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e·Ve following Distribution :
'rie" AT $9.00 EACH.
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h... ....... . 5,000
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-each.. . 10,000
$100 each.... ... 10,000
$50 each......... 10,000
$20 each......... 10,000
$10 each......... 10,000
-,ret t 3
-?rizeso. f $500
" o $200
,, , $1,800
aP.i.nting to $11..400
Cirenlars, or send orders to
O. Box fi2, New Orleans, La.
4 *
8, -o-nder the snpervis
ma r .gexent of
.T: BBA~lIEGARD, of La.
yJ :f A. RRI Y. of Va.
'o" a- OoEstorss
A i , .rize $100,000.
'[I °. le icokets $10.#
O ialPo--.lieo Jur y Proeeding.
I The loliee Jury of this parish
met this 7th day of Odsheb, 1878
Pzresent--C W. Bradley, President;
Geo H. E Guise, Pat. Welch, IB.
GalataA, A L Carpenter, Thll
Fitzgerald and n ScI
Absent--J. UI Dicks. _
A quormn being W et, e
ri eadingof the minutes of the previ
ous meeting was dispensed with
A. L Carpenter tendered his
resignation as overseer of the road,
and piopesed RosemarQuave to fill f
the position. The motion, on be
ing seconded, was adopted.
It was then resolved that the road
established on the south of the
Boguechitto be abolished, and that
the road leadinig from the piney
woods to the ferry, on the Colum
bla~ sad, be made straight through
the swamp. and that the hands for
merlbelonging to the Columbia
roa e attached to said road.
Mr. Gause proposed the following i
change of overseers:
Ira E. Strain, in lace of Chas.
Keiser, and J. WV. Sflp, in place of
Wm..nutchinson. Adopted.
The-Board then went into com
mittee of the whole for the purpose
f appointing Commissioners of
Election, when the following were
IFirst Ward-S. Snaider,. Clerk;
Ed. Perkins, Thos. Badeaux, Henry
Keiser, Jr. Polling place, Madison
Second Ward-Milton Burns,
(;Jerk- Uriah Barker,. John Fitz-;
gerahIi Vincent Papulies. Polling
place, Sandi Ford School House.
Third Ward--ules Maille, Clerk; I
J. C. Barelli, J. C. Evans, William'
Breean. Polling place, Court
Fourth Ward-Louis Coquillon,
Clerk; James Davis, H. Strain, A. 1
Dupre. Polling place, at Coquil-!
ion's corner, Mandeville.
Fifth Ward--Jesse Abney, Clerk;
Robert , Williams, James Pierce,
Albert Wa'lker. Polling place; S.
Mi ell's Ferrv.I
Sixth ard--Geo. Wilson, Clerk;
John Parker, John A. Ernest, Stu r
ling D. Crawford. Polling place,l
Pat. Wt lch's store.
S-Seventh Ward-F. A. Cousin,
Clerk; John Todd, V. Robert, Oc- i
tave Cousin. Polling place, C.
SAlbrey's Live Oak store.
Eighth Ward-Win. F. McMa
hon, Clerk; Horace Rousseau,
Winm. Crocket, Jerry T. Jones. Poll
ing place, 5eo. H. Jone's store.
Ninth Ward--F. Garcia, Clerk,
Anand Cousin, Anatole Cousin;1
A. Pena. Polling place, Mrs. Fred
The Treasurer made his quarterly
report, ending September 30, 1878,
which, after being carefully exam- I
ined, was unanimously adopted.
The Clerk of the District Court
was autharized to purchase a record
book for the use of his offiC, and 1
present his.billat the next aeesio 1
of thePolice Jury. e.
A resolftlon was adopted to the
effect that A. L Carpenter, Thomas
Fitzgerald and Christian Sebultz be
appointed a coi.mittee to make an
estimate of the probable eopendi
tares of the parish for. the year
1879, and report at the iext meet
ing of the Police Jury.
'The following clains were a
proved and paid:
C. W. Bradley, for one day as a
member and mileage, and one
day as a member of the Commit
tee on Bepairs to Court House
and mileage ................. $7 20
Thomas tzgerald, one day and
.ileage, and one day as a mem
ber of the Committee on Repairs
to Court House and mileage.. 9 ea
AI. L Carpenter, one day and
mileage.............. .. 6 20
Pat Welch. one day and mileage 900
C. Schultz, one day and mileage 400
R. Galatas, one day sad mileage 4 40
Gee Gause, oan day and mileage U1 0*
J. H. Wadsworth. for month of
-- -. 833
B fr -&t of Uspi
tember.... . 833
Isaa Evans, formonth ofptem
ber............. ............. 835
There being no further businaes,
the Police Jury adjourned, to meet
on the first Monday in December,
1878. Isaac Evays, Clerk.
[From the Memphis Avalanch.)
Buried IAke a Det.
It is impossible for the journalist
of to-day in Memphis to chronicle
all the harrowing or romantic inci
dents connected with the great
plague of 1878. He has neither'the
time nor the ability. For the future
hiistorian must be left the task of
giving to the world the true details
of one of the greatest calamities
that ever afflicted mankind. There
is one incident, however, connected
with our sorrows that we can not
pass. Dr. Nelson was one of the
tallest men ever seen on Maip street
He was nearly, seven feet in height.
Dr. Nelson's was a well known form
on thestreet He had not practised
his profession for many years, but
had accumulated a large fortune,
reputed to amount to over a quarter
of a million of dollars.
Nelson dressed ineanly. His en
tire suit, from the crown of his head
to the sole of his feet, wasnot worth
five dollar' at first cost. And yet
this man, ivho had received a !iberal
educationi, was ncee possessed of
property worth: $50,000, had lived
for years a miser, and finally died
and was buried like a dog. In the
Potter's Field Dr. Nelson was bu
ried, and his son with him. His
wife still survives, but is in a dying
condition. Here in', the South,
where fast living is the rule and
economy the exception, the case of
Dr. Nelson is a curious anamoly
dificult to explain. The niser re
sided in the suburbs, about two
Smiles. from Court gsquare, and al
Ithough he frequently appeared on
our streets, he shunned intercourse
with his fellows, and was far re
moved 'from social relations with
his kind as if hebad been a denizen
of an uninhabited island in the far
ir The other iignt au Evanston
inan dreamed that his house hadi
blown up, with himself in it, and4
that as he sailed through the air
four klft-handed devils in blue skirtso
grabbed him with long iron hooks
and hauled him over a ro&d filled
with red-hot spikes. He awoke
bathed in a fold sweat, and heard a
knocking at the door. It was his
wife's aunt from Massachusetts, who
came in on the morning boat, with
two trunks, a band-box, a bird cage,
a retionle, a parasol, a copy of gos
pel hymns, three paper parcels, and
the rheumatism.
ag- if in your walks these an
tunm days you And a-poor bumble
bee, lying on his back amid the
scented clover, with his eyes shut,
his head thrown back, holding uip
his feet, do not atop and pick him
up.. It's too early in the season;
he's only fooling, and his afterguard
will develope more activity, before
you can let go of him, than the
markets have shown during th" past
eighteen months.
iaP Love .is immortal,
[From the New Orlesan Picayaue.]
Sl redlse Calama.
In the presence of i pestiienee
that senres its victim by hundreds
each day, the people of the stricken
Southland know what it is to fear,
to mourn and to sutfeL Th~e il
rathless, inscrutable destriyer Las
hung over us' for a hundred days,
and yet his quivers seem to be fall
of.the shafts o. death, and his wea
pons are darted with untiring
strength. Those who lted from him
are stricken in their places of refuge.
Those who defied the chimpion of
destruction with courageous hearts,
strong" frames and steady nerves
have fallen under his deadly aim.
Those who feared him and used all
care to make 'themselves proof
against his poisoned darts'have been
pierced in their crkses coverts.
The sky is still filled with his flying
missiles of pain and death, and al
though the autumnal equinox is
twenty days gone, and the fierce sun
has tempered his blistering beams,
the destroyer will not cease from
scattering his poisoned javelins.
They fall in retired hamlets, in iso
lated. villages, on lone plantations,
in humble cabins, as well as in
crowded cities and in the homes of
the rich.
Yet on the other side of the planet p
among our antipodes, a deadly fam
ine has been at work for more than d
twenty months, over an area larger r
than six of ourfever-stricken States,
whose victimes already outnumber
all who have perished. by all forms
of pestilence on our continent dur
ing the past century. The dense
population of ivre provinces of the
Chinese Empire, numbering .many
millions of inhabitants, are changed
by famine into an immense grave
yard. The people, having devoured
every animal and every herd, shrub
and living vegetable thing, having
filled themselves with clay mitked
with rice chaff, have been driven to
the last resource of the starving,
and are actually killing and eating 1
their own children and kindred.
In Ireland, some thirty years.ago,
thousands perished by famjne with
in two -or three hundred miles of
abundance, because the means of
transportation were inadequate to
bring the food to the ecene of ~nffer
ing. In the late terrible famine in
India there were abundant food for
the relief of the victims if it could
only have been placed in thi da.
So it is now with the "o.
habitants of Shantung- and neig
boriug provinces. A ..hole year
has passed since they began tod die
of starvation by thousai ds, yet no
relief at all has reached many wide
regions, and only partial relief has
been extended to a small fraction of
the desolated territory. While the
names' of milos are recorded as
most wretched applicantsfor relief
there are five times as many who
cannot be reached or heard from.
Hundreds of. thousands of young
women and children have been sold
by,their parents for food, which has
long been caesumed, and the par
" ents thenselves are dead or ready to
I die from hungei. The nmbaried
corpses fill the air with a pestilent
Sand sickening odor, and the bones
of whole armies of victims lie whit
r eing around deserted dwellings
The pictures drawn by 'the most
1 vivid imiagination of trr terrible
a scenes of such a famine, ate tam4
e and weak in comparison with the
t reality as it has been in part made
known. In order to conceive the
magnitude of this scene of desola
tion; suffering, death, and torments
worse than death, we am rss a
we ever road oresrad adthabmso
of plagues, wars, Seoodai r eaie
gration'r. f we oaM ' . in mae -
sense the terrors eý m tu'i '
to death in Baia, ]; el
hordes of the eim iers, the m
sacres of the Premuh Raehltion,
the batchery of 8% BNlholoraa
and the bloody u ehi ipa whish
marked the path of Atti it coua
scarcely equal in. Aimnl sikeealmb
horrors the ghall mess mu.e
the famished Ohiaam, whirt hles
ean w~mn. its sN pand ..
land aildren, writev s mas follow:
I hmve found it to be - universl
A-sholr of both sexes ad yi ai.,
ng have along timeo ins
home, and nitepedthe 'inft B ,
newspaperis upon the unian fhiafiii-" = .
ly and children, writes as follows:
I have found it to be a universel
fact, without , eaeeptiW, 4ha ttaq
scholars of both sexes and all ages,
who have access to newspapers at
home, whoa qPuapard watL CbUsft
'who have not, are:
L Better readers, eeallnt in pro
nuanciation, anad c.lpeque tly red
more understandingly.
2. They are better spellers, and
define words with ear aud aeoa
3. They obtain practical knowl
edge of geegraphy in about half the
time it requires of others, as the
newspapers have. made. them ao
acquainted with the loc$tiesn of i*
'portant places, of nations, their
goverameat-audvell doings o.m he.
4. They are better grsnmm i5
for, having become so familiar waitk.:
every variety, o .style in thb nsaw
aper, from the common placed ad
vertisement to" the Iaiaie a -nd
claseeiec'otation" of the astanm "
they more readily esmlirehead the
meaning of the text,aDdd Imonttlt1
analyze its eonstration with ,:
b. Those young men who have
for yearew Be rX dta a
peru are always ti the lead
debating s ueiet, 'thibiUe . more
exteusive knowledge., a pester v"
risty of subjects, -id expr q~, +
their" views witi reater uas
clearness and do rrtnelw
TA .w -r r' + , l.wm rr
Lrst ofjmors drawn by the Juy'Oor r G .
mission. Otober 7, 18., to merve for te
fist week of the Decem.ber rm. 188, m' o
the Sixth Judaici .lsttl .1etO PrihL~: 1i
of St. Tamay:;. - .
Walter Bedon, ndercof Wieds,
F. L. Flot, A.k... Bmbulwn
Thos 0. Davis, W. , Porter, . ,
RiJch Waddle, Jno. Cooper,
F. Jackson, .B,, A
Alex. iBush , C. .is, M.
Wa. D.Piea,
A. G. S hni. . Rita, .
K D. Ersi D
Wm. bAvery, " IL.O
Wen. Pire, A. J. M -a,
Jes. Pierce, W. D .u..
Wm. lien, A1 A. riff 4 ,.
this th dy of October, 18i7.
SJohn K.tin& ýy .H' '.
Ma.rti 'uckwrlr' ,WW.F.
`aF ally, , D. C. Car
G. B.Kirk, ag
eB. yebe m. W
Geo. Cyprian, o. D. IP5 '1
. I . Zertify that Lhe above iss su.
this 4th day of October, 1878. " {
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