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A B. RAOKIAL) THE WORILD IS GOVERNED TOO MUCOI. UBLISE~EI:.
VOL. 34.1 ALEXANDRIA, LA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 1879. INO. 34.
DEM OCRAT.
OFFCIA J1OURNAL OF THE PARISH,
TER MS:
THE DEMOCRAT iS nblishod Weoeklysat
FouR I)OJl..x8 per anInu-Two, DOL
L.L~s.and FIrTY CK'NT for six months
PAYABLIE IT ADVANOE. No sub
srriptton taken for-a less period than
six months.
ADVET'ISEN'ENTS inserted at the rate
of O.vi Dor.rtnt per square for the first
insertion and Fivrr Cr, Ts for each
subseoqent qoe. Ton inMes or. less
( brovior typo) constitute a square.
OBITU.ARY NOTICES, Marriages, Pubhlic
Meetings, Cardsc of Thts, etd., to lie
paid as advertisements
FERSONAtL CARDS-when admissable
Ibrged double the usual advertising
rates.
NEW - ORLEANS.
MOOD * Ty AS.
Corner of Canal and Royal Streets
HOLIDAY PRESENTS!
Fur.,L4PTESi andl GENTLEMI1EN-all
PRtICES, at MOOiJY'S.
D~PE.IG 8ROBES, ALL PHICES
ssigiI at
J)IqW.lPINU (ASES )MIobY'S.
Newest D "+iij ihi 4';)fJ4 R aind
CUFJFS, (R.*& W.- natke+)
111e brmtttly.
" roosY'S
Ei~tEvant Nj.oektveot, `t'i~r4 Art)ivbla,"etc.
11u4. Miilk°Ii~tfise"lAPt
" at of) )l)Y'S. "
K IT MI"ItEiW). .T X D $ RWEAR
~'. .irtA., tV',itui l't"i44 aIhirt,4. In~l ftoil
tV vita RI onne-1 ItaIertve;iw, COsutaj.
..- l. U ,,1 lrwItsr, all- prices, ait
Sbrt's nt.t l Iii ,,N -.11 Orkra its
alt. -"""t. W Vi .'XY!VWl !IV, i't .-r',
I 7p'* r 'sJ J' l';Q (Lý' O;ýCtIl,'4. 5l4I. I,
phrt fr t re''I t'+'r"trA'rrlr'
Mr: WV. I Itt li ',Ll";It'+; ftiivuw'vll t )tricklr
;ffyl,rlik r 'tult Mrk:{{,,r.wli;1 ll;:lr+:11:
STEPF- 1N
--ToTut S A L O O N .
Milwaukee .Lager" lee~r
Second St.,
IJNi DI~a 'rt- 'P'O7VN HILL.
JUST OPENED) AND- FISPTED. UP
trJ by the tudersiaulad, where the
bcst of- ~
Wines,' Liquors & Cigars
are kept onstaotly 0n .' hnd, and enhi
at PltICES TO SUIT T U&L TIES.
Fj~E' 'LVNt'
EVERY DAY. AT: 103 &0QLQOLG
Temperanoe Drub' ",$e
oialty.
S. HESS, - ,?R OPRIt .ZOL.
SU TYCK'S _HOUSE,
-CORNEBOrr 0h1- v,
Secoaici ct~ tCe $oto.
T ahVIS fAV&T HOUSF HIAS
will reoauotei, ren irptlue. 4,~ au
on the mb~d &ri.*@grffTeri&. -
EP A FINE SriiA1re ISI CONNC
TED WI1'IJ T~Ik 1F~WO1'OMR
THE COW9NV~BRfI~ctP· ·
TilE PIUftlOI):~. I '~
Feb. 2-tI.;
SUBSCRBrE F)R· li a~
TI K:'H DIMOGPRAI
K. VALLKRY.'. t.~ Yt·aliUTg
E. VALLFX~E Y &~ SONS
- · ~GF4NERAL ~II~f·
NEWYS AGENTS
ALEXANDRIA, LA.:
YERGUSON~ SCHNAKi
t0 c >
o
a r
The above Cut represdfts the celebrated
AMERICAN WALTHAM WATCH!
IT IS IN HEAVY SOLID SILVER CASES, AND WARRANTED:IN
EVERY PARTICULAR. PRICES Eon $1F5.00 TO $25.00.
Will cosist in part of S lI1) GOLI) Lar
ilies Watthb's fromt $35tG*t .
SOLID GOLD gents' Watches, Waltbiol
LJILNT.r and other mnoveweints from
6 U 1 i00o to $iotoo " -
NEW DESIGNS IN SOLID GOLD JEWELRY AND SILVERWARE!
Couilipeto soek it Spectaclos and IPebtYe Len5AI.
W ATO {-1E AIJERS & J EW El Si 8 B, .
Mrs. N. . Cr, , •'s
PRIA T
Front Street, below Court House.
gW. y the . ay 9r Month o,-eaoial :.e'Te:; s.- .
.Families from the Country, desiring to remain
a, fe days in Town will find Comfortable
Rooms-and Meals at all oi. ·1 of the Day..
.4~Z
HUGH W. MONTGOMERY,,
1 6 0 C o m mnono f -t r e e t, -
1.9.101 31N. New Orieans, La
ESD sGr U ANAOi p:
g WISUGAR `CANS' AND ALt QU, (GMW INB GlS1
%hFort CorrgN:ýi A Iý3I ESC:A :ýºUCos
x 1: . ýI~~i~ i i n. L:.x. - ·1 2,·- ..ýi:'.L"i
fir,"OTII KIUDS ARE. S` CI L"AP.%TBD FOR CT SRAI T? S0BY TUl
DARR1I[J Olt TON. AKN\ILOE) BIY ALL W110 t11AVg'T~hIEUi
THE N1 TO BE TILE nE:ST~ Fgr~tlTrzE PS IN USE.
a 12-Gm, . *.
0. A·Y D ·:6 Ur
GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY.
SHE stood at the bar of justice,
A creature wan and wild,
In form too small for a woman,
In features too old for a child;
For a look so worn and pathette
Was stamped on her pale young face,
It seeied` long years of suffering
Must have left that silent trace.
'Your name," said the Judge, as he
eyed her
With a kindly look, yet keen,
"Is"-"Mary Maguire, if you please,
sir."
"And your age?" "I am turned fif
teen."
"1I ell, Mary," and then from a paper
lie slowly and gravely read,
"You're charged here, I'm sorry to
say it,
With stealing three loaves of bread.
"You look not like an offendef,
And I hople that you ian show
The charge to be false. Now tell me
At'e yonu giilty3 of this or no ?"
A passionate burst of weeping
Was at first the sole. reply,
But shie dried her eyes in a moment,
And looked in the judge's eye,
"I'll tell you how it was,.sir;
My father and mother are dead,
And my little btothers and' sisters
Were hungry nad asked me for
bread.
At first I earned it for them
By working hard all day,
But somehow times are hard, sir,
And the w6rk all fell sway.
"I cotld get no employment;
The weatlher was bitter olzlt,
The young ones cried aind shivered
(Little Johnny's butfour ;yea:rs old.)
So what was I to do, sir?
I amnt guilty but not condemn,
[ took--6h,,was It Ptealing?
The ,brea(ld So give, it tpthew .
Every man in the douzrt ropn-
Grey beardm Atnd thbtilitless youth-
=Kuew, as he looked eupont her, .
That the prisoner spoke the trutlh.
Out from their pockets came 'kerbhiiefstj
Out front their eyes sprung teats,
Andlt omt from faded wallets
l'reasures hoarded. for years.
The Judge's face wias a study-
.The str-itigest you ever saw,;
And clearel shis tltroat and, zmurmured
Sonritli'llng albtlt the liw;
For oti' foritzeil in srch i&tters,
So wise in dealilg .with menll
HIe su·emltld on o siulnlte qIuestluot,.
Sdorely juitled juststhet.
But tno one htltmed him or wondered.
I11 It L ast Ihese words lthev heard:
T'hliem ssiteice oif tlhis' yolut inrisonuer
1,+efr, the Fresentt zt.ferred.!"''
ld"l It1o p.e bllunatd l1ilhn or wondered
'llhei lie went to hlir anzl "smiled,
:tAn d titirrly le:t'rficilt the, courkt room
Matrv,. the, 'guill~v';hl.. .
V Gpltisg Jnopry. .; i . 1
Tbh pmgst uufgrtuuate day in the-lir
career of any young man. is ltoe 4,
on which he fancies there is some'
Seter way. tpo ake ,money than to.
eir, iJ f$r froithpk t feeling spripge!s
fle rapny 'stravogpt and visionary e
schemes whick garq, ipdqlge, in for
the purpose of gaining a #iieli~Eg 4
wLthqut labor, Wheyq Ryoupg ! e
becompes ,thorougbly.. infected With ,
this ,fqejing, he is :ready to adopt any
nmeaps for the ac.complis!hmnt of his
"bject; ,pd if his plans are-firstra- t
t4d anali o is foiled. in his qforts
upon the .vy. cyest of the :arve
which he has areaaly mounted, and
in Tull view, is the. termtatioin to
crime to: shield hiiri from the "dis.
grace which hd thinks must inevitas
bly follow in the wake of defeat.
To those he yields, -and the :fiAst
thing he realizes is to find himself
the violator of tae law, a criminal In
tli'cyes of the .community, and' oan
.inmate of the prison, ,Waiting trial,
all brought about for the *ant of a
littlemanly Mtitnekss in tli odtast of
life to'-ptimpt'hitS to chbds'' an:ivo
cation in life wheire the penny' rda. f
ed wonldr bring with it its sure re
ward. Then: let our young mend
spurn -the idea' of obtaining-money
without rendering'an equivalent; let
them be'ieadyahd~ liiigig to occupy
posiionst in life which will give them
the best possible opportunity to de
'elop th'elr natnuraD.talent, 'hd do
gbbd to a'liers' iiiler helping ther'
sel'es. In'tai Ay e may-havel a
nation df 'nUite ~inr i 'ind, wOmain,1
wh1i6h thAlh ki idrce'of paodlt and
.pieasu tlS s s, and'n  tbjedt Of won
"'der a'daidinfratleb i to the wotl4
-A DocToR saylcb"Thehighthee ~
e~ ~bogt o3f, qr ashi
cal[ scee, eeing t d it birosa
1'thn prnigtedieo :iesa uet talke
pItee. TJae semriag;r aM* .lld
tigbyhootBigr grapes
eirl-Iesbia, 554 TlL3f ,
mtIn leforit }f ýb ±esig jT
placed, bapo4e tbeqpe . e
E ings of .thLealin where.pleasure is
Smeek fgA) i,all tor ":aJljnioi
eowe p 4is4gur'e tIe 6 natgr ele
gance aof a well fprme fo4t."
ROMANCE OF TIE WAR. I
A REMINISCENCE OF THE ATTEMPT TO
STORM FORT SUMPTER. E
a
In the Spring of 1864, while the
Union fleet, doing blockade duty off ii
Charleston, was riding lazily at an- b
chor, the lookout stationed at the i,
masthead gave notice to the deck i,
that a general signal flag was flying g
from the staff of the flag-ship Phila- a
delphia, i; command of 'Admiral E
Dahlgren. Instantly all hands were d
on the qui vive. The signal quarter- t,
master quickly mounted thdEbridge, Ll
with a glass in hand, and began to g
read to the executive officer, who in- i,
terpreted the number as given, and h
reported the result to the captain. I
Each vessel was directed to send to it
the flag a couple of boats, equipped: E
and. manned, 'to take 'partlin the 3
miunigbt'asskult-to'be wmide by 'the h
navy upon "Old Sumpter," for: the n
purpose of capturing 'and occupying .S
that still defiant but demoralized fi
brick pile.
Admiral Dahlgren, who had 'but a f,
short timel previoui assumed- cotn- .t
mand of the fleet, -partook 'of' the
general desire of the naval forces-to r
be the cdaitor," and thought this d
i#n 'to'plhnit the'"old flag" upon the t(
rampasts "'of the' still reeieltiou1 s
Sumpter. "'As each captain received n
the'order officially, stating the quo- a
tai:or' meni and boats required, hde
mu'steretl his crew, telling them the Ll
natdife of the services, and cilled for h
volinhtee.i The respoinse"aa*'subll
as miglht b6 expreetd froinm the mate 'I
rial com~ osing the 'crew of an A:mer- ft
ican man or-war. Tie1i whole ship's g
company, even to the ship's cool, S
stood aside,' ready and anxious' to t!
share the victory or death. 'The b
giillant, commander was nonplussed~,
liis quota' being only twebt =two d
men,, and here were nearly two hun c
dred oftering themselves for serviee. a
.A 'electtioh was made'of the -men ll
known to' be the most active and I
dadring The programme was finally f
arranged, thie min ster concludied, 'nd a
Ilen 'pip~ toWn."' The foludnters, t
expectig thie expedition to6 be -one d
of great daiger and po'oba1ly a
IBrorlnrn hope ' set to Work -661V! T
mali ing ,reairatits for d l, .is'i aº .
silor, when he he s to die 'litekes 'i I
to so in cean mutsterling lotlies.
A general changi e was mhadde and the I
lest the clothes bk g afforded put 6n. ,
fite'Iast"letter Wis wti'tien' t6' the 4
dear ones at home;  nli diftiespbe
iio was inmade of all mhony `due 'olr a
articles of value by will signed, sea- 'a
ed and delivered. :Matters 'ere now h
i good shpe. Voluntegrs, armed ,t
with cutlass and revoltei", only wait= a
ed to be called away to the renldes u
vous of the ,xp'e~tion, which ..was
to be the fla -shi whben the` tide g
suited.. The iolqteers, before star- :
tiog, aade arrangements wltl eaelch a
other,. in tcase of death or: capture, A
that the survivor was to send any a
little, auvenir that' mhlgtt b of
value ' to.the tily "of the lost one
as S memento of his sad fate. .I
The result of thk Ill-fated expedl
tion is now a matter of historyr.
Out of-the twenty-two men of our '
party but teh'ret'hrtid, and"they' hi
a' deporalized. condloin. One of
thosb.who returnaed, after' recoverlog C
from' the'tiatigde, seot hbot gathle- a
ing up the trinkets, etce, of hi meate i
wbch,'-h'~ had prdmised to send 'toi
his famwiy, #i.d Iifdoin so lit wrote I
a letter of cpaodobence. o d9 tJ, e
'an aektfbledgemernt i's: :reeeved, I
lhankig L. l rvivi·~ uVijg *hipinae, 1
and extenading to him an invitation
o' fisitShe fminltlyp ,w 'residdEd In
one odhe inp erous gosy 0 Icta- I
resque little vhliages that -nestle
amtdJthe hilles- of JgepsylAniE.o
Thp i itation was agcapted:, PT -
tded he should get safelyW$y kryds
tahe,,.nue war, A corqpppqonne
,condileqe, ild atlo hatl gei of pIla
lu8ehdn tiIdEoppeisftarudftr i
er "condolence." His recepitt'%
,phia rsvis.
- prison tCaho5arp, rapce, aa'
is triil ior'kbraiuig ·et litttal-tep rtt
Ald .pother ~)live,-bec~aqseY ' an.
1Gy• .F,- +'_..,+ "
II TIIE SCAFFOLD'S SHADOW. nI
The 'criminal court of Lumberton,
Robeson county, North Carolina, has W
an interesting murder trial on hand, ty
which is stirring the whole State up li1
into an excitement like that caused hi
by the case of Mrs. Kate Southern or
in Georgia. Miss Amelia Linkham a
is handsome and acc6mplished, of th
good family and 22 years old. She th
was courted and won' by Mr. J. E. wi
Hlartman, a Baltimore oommercial ril
drummer, who made frequent visits le
to Lumberton. It was supposed that ed
the couple were matrimonially en. as
gaged, but at length. Isartman cooled of
in hli devotion and finally ceased as
his attentions altogether. to. Iiss G
Linkham and went with other gills ali
in Lumberton. In October .last .'
IHartman visited Lumberton, and he
Miss Linkham called to -see him at a'
his hotel. He came into.eth, padroi iB
where Miss Linliham esat. waiting. ~
She rose and approached within a ed
few feet of her recreant: loveP as if 4'
for a friendly greeting, dreir a :piatol Le
from heir rustling silks and shot himi Il
in the groin, saying, as she, fired: m
"'l'ou have ruiired me, and I will now
ruin you."' The man died the next ty
day, swearing'that he bad'hbothing b
to do with: Mtiss Linkham's ruin.
She gave herself up, and her` gpeat ra
nervous exoitaement Caused. the' pre
mature birth' of a child at Iboadt, the an
same hour that' Rart'an 'ilied~ r el'i
the mean time Mi stAietia Linnkl'd
haai has been :growing mor6 beault
fip and palely' 'in teresting' in' ;jail
The other day'hie was brougbt "i
for trial, ando :all. the rcdttnty '"nd a:
good deal of lbhe State wvre ::there. el
Special omcers wereenrolledpit keep to
the court roomn clear; °encth '-fo
breathe in. •MllsLinkltiarm beaded so
"not 'gulty "'to they chiargo of mu at
dero a'tl' feelings 2o'strong in~rlnno' A
cenee shei r*itsed: at Biret to hava c
anythilbg to do6 with:eomah 'l la ].
ly her fsther: peistiaded her; to iet'ea P
lawyerl do her talking :biht iboere'
fused tob'hol4 any conimmncleatio
wiatare ºith Mim ' She 'told-them
to go on withi ieBase; withbut, he gi
~siedahree, it : lfnt  tiie Wei rt
askea8 fsoime. }tiSe68 'wRhich ll ldtdght "
tier:ttdhe`feeCpeiaddslChe sdid$ "I: aii
iOtgfrlty oef tbhe'Icime oMy'o oti
life w54 blighted,, my ' ver f'li ie1
ýeiishediby t baeseness`aud nfldi: Li
itf oTf litmr whot Ir'lid .ehe8eti;fb e
tri life oengiaiRte, ri My dlyen ie' am
was stlove tit i ant`ý0;ir dýoiedrly, l
sltlotbh 'Tile ju'dge: fotgobl lt4i--ti U
'avid wept -like: a- child. 'When '~ a
had "'brketn away' from the grip lb
his feelifgs be begged'the gifl to be
seaited aid let her connsdl speak` for
her. Tihe crowd,:also' fbrgetful, cried
4bt ' -Iet- her go 'on' l:;'"Go oi bray e
girl." Fora.o: tAMte the'eoiirtriWetlei
ecebe",as'; dcldedy: dristidelTFiJ
ndily corYe in'fonTtailiti was fbrat d itf: Pi
h'e lildtid tent, and the hee' wi
eontTiied- untiill thd net: tei tWof. te
Coitrw. Thn: the' ex te-!ieht grew
morie 'itensae. .:A great rowd -fol
loied eMI's tinkliam to the jail.
Women'it theb: surig6g mass kissed I
hier hands, and men :took off their
'hats z' she "passed them, anid Lumi
betton AVas aIive,; a"" ;" '.
'Miss thillain litis thbitedepiles
of letters of oidoloenbe :froe : womeD,
approviag thiedeed:: nnd sympatibiI
intg witli :the' doer. 'Ainong crthers
islsletter from Kate Souttlern, iho
is:n'ow serving outr iten yorls'm seu
t4eion~'a liaeleiitlary farm In Geor
g4itfe stabbitag: to death her lhtis~
'ind's paramour. Th6 casemade a
great te41ii oise a t4 time but
MtsarLirkhpgnm'is f.sill wore.seusa
tionaL Sateile:er tlnprlsonment Miss
Linkhtam lia trank~ite.d th ~ie'ater
!time injailii egg;Cos .1 ' a4e
ry labor, She does not seewdp fc
in the lecest'that Lomberton w a'it see
bet hanged, ind, brfs 'bemi
estcli tioen8 vbliedas disgust
a mon P tarittkabkC uii, f trtia dosz
4do'irdW i s1n wVPTAE c4bdrdtM 1
t.thitu Ldjenblerg.i o.. f,.
0HOW AN ELECTION WAS WOIN
Some years ago, Russ, our own Gi
W., lived in our own-adjoining coiin
ty of Ripley. He was then a Repub
lican in a Democratic county. Whait"
his polities aie noW, *e' for't know,
or care either. We onrly knoW'he it
a manly, big hearted and genial gen'
tleman, and that's all we care about
these times. But the story: Russ
was a Repnblican candidate "for She
rifft In the Dimnratic county t.t F`i'p
ley, and o'sa'ihiiatter of coiti itt-.
ed all the voies heicou:ld'getP. 'TPini
as now, as he was Iasineht~~ely :foid
of gunning; and owtied t a:fln:=gun
anddogs.. "In his county was:in dld
Geniars, we al'led liiin 1 Jake. =He
also was a hunter and a power iam'onlg
t'41iio" Tg ' kepg a u ibFl J i ciits
worth about thirty. votes. In due
ed the Dutchma .u pttards, 1us,' p4
tho ghike was ^t Democriat. 'A.
ter awhle IRuss saw one at 'nke e
lanks pot0bellied oiiates, &ndco-m,
mence t giB ' aYo live I:. -.
"Jake," said uists,-"that's a migh:
ty fine. dog, -'Where;'did ydu -get
him?". -
. Jake Yrej d t'h',t eeile that he
raised'that kiad of dno, k,^ .
"Well, I'll tellw,' eus," idu
am"nvery, fondof liunting, and-if I-am -
elaoted. Sherifi this fill,. 'I:haj4 in!
dulse myself inlhooting tp, my
hieit it t, teint t 1d Wt Ftect ed
I will give you fi t l º dif l rtliir
sksolcA if I.w an4ti.! aft h er s
elctqp fLanr e'ea jjve ,p~etl ,s)
torbivcjrAtfg;bý'g$1º11'l i.".. =ýý _ ulei .
.Jake, tickled to death at t1g4l
sale of -his-dogwhich --was worth
abiout fIfty ciie tiilok the blfll rnd
ais i'actbstiequiihcb is en d aoPi .
copunty' gave fluss~a handebibi
joriity' ad ti e iet blitedt',
puWWnW yI pue p ý'ýai eptB and
Russ wa .duly instalsbi , oulý, o
of , Sherif ,oX Ri pley couanty.,,Sq
ging the unwilling curl4igay e
"Mister. Busssda&Jiake, "youg
vamsi` aw electedi her4g .,'--dis
gonaty uniutiere; isadoserdo wi[lt
lat my.yor*t-ve totlar.e;rini
time will not allow m tM 4dif'
wmlucl IT ~ i th' v t!'~5 ii M you
v:uI'?, ,si;a .:oci: .T n'l 0le7 t·at
m y1 e:Api thet0g h(, n tfPol
labs too.n. . . " .
"Mr. Russ, I belieyise y igp,agMt
buy me,and not.ay.dog;-ain't id?"
[-4Braiedona.Republicein, .=s 01
en Wltr Littie lfldreadt mretA i s.
gfe . reahg icWit e Ks it isi sthe
pi nilded cii Th"e titjed tf hbd
'fpmLnedLu, A aa chool
teacher asked u,,
": Whaodedot e uItarte 1a*tcrtoY
"' Mosed,"; ea tle piorpt Sopi e
'And. -from m where did ha iteMI
"From bondoage'"answereduseeriid,
-',:And tr wheridid.tIe takethseu?'
"To the Promised Land, sir."
"Anid what elae?' ' o .
, Iere was a asticke.n reply;p
C'bin,; eBitdreuiibiffle of if slttie
bie5 wat. id: yourimta~sat lyo
you. ,t~batehs did tlie Famiised
Land flow with besides lhnetiYI*a
Agatn' a~sblaTnk 'pse.
hiait'Ithwati, titr&hq I Ikow'Itiie9
---Tea Nevada (eacrnu er
LPee ' ha0 a ard~w - Shinkdq 21)o
th agii hedtt eis j'iue i o
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