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THE CONCORDIA EAGLE.
8AGLE pUBLISHING Co. "ORIOIAL JOURL or OCCORDIA PARISH." TWO DeLLA.S PER YEAR VOLUME XII. VIDALIA, LOUISIANA, SATUIRDAY, MAY 16. 1885. NUMBER 31 The Hough Suit in the U. S. District Court. We publish in another column an article signed by the defendants In that case, as taken from the North Louisiana Journal, which we consid er of some importance to the citizens of Concordla parish, as one of the par ishes belonging to the District inter. ested in the oesult of that suit, dur ing the investigation of which, any crookedness that may have taken place during said electiol ln our par ish will no doubt be ventilated We have already laid before our read.rs. a copy of the petition filed ., ,Tjudge H lougin n tub1. l. Difstlic Conrt, stiting at Monroe, and have also publIshed a lengthy article from the Morehouse Clarlon, reviewing the bearing of the matter, as being of in terest to the 5thi Congressional Dis trict. Oar position upon the question of fraudulent elections have been freely stated heretofore-the time has been, and not many years ago, that. our country was ruled and governed by incompetent men, bei:g thrust ln to office by the most ignorant class of our population, causing the material interest of the property holders and tax-payers to suffer--this fact gave a reasonable excuse for our people to make an effort to control the elections. We think now, that the reasons that thlen existed, have patssed awavy-and i feeling that our liberties are endan gered by acontinuence of inlterfering with the dearest bioon ieloniging to the .\mlterletn c:izen--that of the right i suft'rtgge-it is our diuty to protect every man Iierirng legally the right to volt, and hold that right sa. reed --it.s hetter to sufller wronlg sonie tir~ tihatn strik,. alt ti:e Ibase of liber ty. T'I!, Iru,.t.le now hb.ing tnr d in IIl ili. \1i-. oullri. ( hioalind other < ltate( re nn 'ii : f int the I, racltice tf ilter fri: '. lo n**, ough! t. Le r:ttmui:hl to il i ,I r citiztu- , it is tain - oierl; 'ith n L rritric, i,, c h, g toi hali.t- ' n llctl I llll Ie n :,, lued hdti ~oi' a, 1 ii -. T i.e ho t i"tn icnl :1tir. luti t ,i , Iilt' i l ,:, ," fir n l . I \e o . ", :i ":iro i ith a tite c rilaie ti ero ,t lle le .-- d ti' o it the ith t l I udene by n Successnor, <h s. or i lndih, itvl:AlI in tesI t leir n pirtnal : ti i is . q-' . di nt of o~ti fi;cnii i Iaenli to think thi ! ,iI,,; Lt: ,tuIv chanugrd somewhat, we m,", a ure ull that we viland in tlh raill !- of hell ('eOn'rv, ativeIlonl h 1;,an partv of i sItlialns a < organized hi-L year. iThe ( ity Teml notlces the non, i in n ! ll .r. EMilr ille lostll by thll Repulb. icalI 'onvention whilch tmet reuettli in the Parish of Wt. ('harles, its a lug lstrl;de towardl placnlical rcform. As Judge ols t is a Democrat ant has the nomilnation o the iteopublieal s of a strong Rlpuililican Judilial District, it would occur to It plaitn manl. ltnteI quainted witll the rulets of luoderni politics, t iat no opposition is possible against .iludge Rost's election. Neev ertiheless, the Watcbman is by io0 imea.ns sanguine in anlt'ipating scthll a result. Mir. Rost isa gentieta, and ie was iqulle pronounced in his atdvocacy cif lien. Franels Tr. Nicholls icn the last gubcernatorla struggle, Thohe are reasons euttflelent to set itn motion the saute deadly mtachine whici coiuted out Judge Itongh act Judge Fontcilct ; and which coteiltd in a constitutional amenldmenrt which was voted out by a popular majority of not less than fifty thousand votes ! With sad but sincere misgivings, we admonish Judge Rost and our friends of The Ttem to beware of the ".'lfa sheen !" A hove all gentleman, don't count your chikeuns before they are hatched; don't holler until you hasve heard front all the boxes in thera, all the boxes in Tensas and allni the gay little village of Vidalia. witicih in election. judlial or otherw ise, pos. sesses the magical power ofloultlly-. ing herself seventeen lictles !-- outh ern WVaIehmiian. NOt'rucl--In anothier column will be found an article in whicth all (whether they will or no) are Inter ested. Neglecting to read it noly prove a very serious as well as at. ex pensive aftair. We refer to the ad vertisement of Prickly Ash Bitters. A knowledge of its merits and the benefit you or your family may de rive front using it will save not only health btut mtiany dollars otherwise expendeld In "Doctors hills," Republican Nomination for Judge. We give below an editorial of the St. Charles Herald, which expresse our feelings, wishes and hopes, me fully and clearly, that we copy it en tire and give it full endorsement. We hope our friends will give it serious attention, and consult the interest of the State Instead of politicians: "The Republicans of this Judicial District, bmprising the parishes of St. John, St. Charles and Jefferson, in their nomination of Hon. Emile Rost as candidate for judge, have given the first earnest of theextentto wsileb the people. at Jp!Itbe*ýlpe licans of Loulsiani. are willinf and determined to lay aside partisan feel ing for the political redemption of the State. JMr. Roest is not nor has heever been -a Republican. The cause of his nom Ination was simply his known per sonalintegrity and ability and the knowledge by his political opponents throughout the district that, asludge he would honestly and impartially discharge his duty. The Herald, knowingly, also slates that the convention, representing the Republicans of the district desired to evidence by this nomination their In tent, for the present, to ignore parti san feeling in all elections where the welfare of the State is concerned Now, so far as the Republican mases dare concerned, there should be no doubt that this action of the partyln this district will meet with approval. In every step toward reform in State and municipal gov-rnment the Re pnhlicans will, in absolute good faith join the reform element of their polit cu! opponents in the accomplishment of thi.s common object. In this deter ni:natiin there is no division in Re pulliean ranks. Whoever charges the con;trary either ignorantly, or v:llftillyv misrereesents the real fact. Tl:e, oly thing which can prevent t:w sniece· of the reform movement witll be te;, failure of the democrats, whi clatinl tio e-ire such reform, to! Ir- thIir dulty, Iby hesitancy or lack ofi ýic, ,.l!i'io'~is tiher part to wtake p rl 'anl fr:ci ;i i.. is e-rvienu to the puiilh' welfare. At the i-est. iith aul! proper rombi 'i.*tii ti ii ip"n the rsasets out," In [i. ip- tn;ia, ~17i it e a *littlenit task i avii ci ntrotl ,f all thie mnehinery .f c:tionl tie eltection of icrsonus to recite a,,l ,unat the ballots , hold iln l. tih t' .:lt tice lles, anld influence over the InUltiipal, un.cruptlous In 'lhir polit ial conduct, claiming reg uhlritv in their party orranizatlon, , trhe, mebn,;t till thave many ndvauntages over their opponents in the contet. . Iven the supposed re bull' whh thoseo called Ring has re ce!ved from President Cleveland will' uily the more induce to greater ef tirts for Picess. Yet if the voters, Ihroulghlut the State who earnestly ,ldeire a chan!ge. and who unquestion ably constitule a large majority, firm ly combile their strength, and act as uselllishly asn have the Republicans of this district, there will be an ettle lent strength, powerful enough to se cutre the desired reform. It remains, mainly, for the conser vative i)emocralt of the State to say whether they are to perform their part of the work. A Stpry of Alcalde Justice. It was In one of the northern mines; and the alcalde had a slow, peculiar delivery, and a mild, gentle, persua-' sive manner. To him one day a well dressed young nian who had stolen ai purse, and tried to escape on horse back, was brought for punishment; the evidence being so clear, that after five minutes' listening to the testi mony, the alcalde said, in his most seductive acenCts "Would you like to haves a jury trial, my son ?" "No, judge; It is not worth while to do that." "All right, my son. Now you must return the dust you stole." "Certainly, judge." ".\And the court regrets the necesaty but really, my son, you ought to pay! costs, two ounces " "Oil, I can stand that; here it is, and thank ye, judge." "'Now the court is fully satlefed, with the exception of one trifling; formality. Boys, take him out, and ive him thirty-niulne lashes, well laid on.." As a raindrop foretells a storm, sol dose pimple upon human body fudi cato health-destoying virus in the blood, which can he neutralized and expelled only by Dr Harter's Tone The Tensas Suit in the U. S. District Court. To Editor North Louislana Journal: In your issue of the 25th instant you published an article in which it is stated that Wade H. Hough has sued the undersigned for damages caused him by our alleged illegal acts as commissioners of eleetion, at the last State election, at which the said Rough wes a candidate for Judge of the 9th District Court. As a matter of fhct we were not commissioners of election. The principal ground for damages lted in Hough's petition, is the tha it was seeseary feer a vi4di eation of his character against certain charges made against him as a man and a Judge, that he should be re elected tothejudgeshp. Hough bav ing opened the question of character, we desire to publish with this card the petition of certain citizens of good standing in this community, which contains the alleged slanderoOs charges from which Rough pretends he desires a vindication, and which petition was filed wtth the then At torney General, in the summer of 1881. When this suit comes to trial, we propose to prove the truth of every charge contained in the petition to the Attorney General, and that the true reason why Bough was defeated at the late election was that every voter in the district knew that he was guilty of the vicious misconduct there charged against him, and felt that the bench had too long been pol luted by his beastiality. We ask that in justice to us, you publish this card, with the asoompa nying copy of the petition to the At. torney General, referred to above. G. C. Uoldmen, C. C. Cordill, John Murdeoh, W. C. Young, Jos curry, W. M. Davidson. James Curry. St. Joseph, La., April 28, 1885. COPY OF PrFTITTiOS. To ti,e Hon. James C. Eagan. A ttor Itny ,:eneraI S5et of Loutsnans The petition of the undersigned cit Izons of the Parishes of Tensas and Concordia, composing the 9th Judici al l)-trlct, with respect represent that Wade ti. thiigh, who was elect ed Judge of the said District at an election held in December 1880 and who now exercises the functions of the sail office and enjoys the emolu ments thereof, is guilty of malfeas anco in office; of incompetoncy and favorltism, and ofgross misconduct. That the said Wade H. Ilough is ig norant of the laws and Jurisprudence of the State, and administers instead thereof a system of justice peculiar to himself, in utter disregard of said laws and Jurisprudence. That he is inattentive to and neglectful of his duties, and sometimes sleeps, and constantly reads newspapers, while presiding In the trial of Important cases. That he is in general utterly unfit and incompetent, through his said ignorance and neglect and gross partiality and prejudice, to discharge the duties of said office. That the said Wade H. Hough is guilty of constant gross misconduct in that, whilst holding the sessions of his Court, he habitually passes a part of his time in the pursuit of white and colored prostitutes and the indulgence of his lecherous habits and passions, to the scandal of all, good citizens, and that the said Bough has become so notorious in the indulgence of said habits, that his manner has become offensive to all decent and well conducted females, and his presence in their society an insult. Wherefore, the premises consider ed, petitioners pray that a suit be in stituted and prosecuted in accordance with the provisions of the law in cases made, for the removal of the said Wade H. Hough from the office of Judge of the samid Ninth Judicial Dis trict, and for such other and general relief in the premises as the provis ions of the law and the nature of the case may require. oIGNED: W C Young, Sh'f Wade R Younig, Z York, Jno H Halsey, ( Go S. Sawyer, J Floyd King. (leo W. Williams, J 11 Taylor, M D. iHW Russum, Patrick White, CGillam Wood C C Hopper, Green itird, A G Wood, i David Dunn, Fred Stanton, W T Clarkson John O'Brien, I Edward Bird, W O Fulton, I Walintz, Daniel O'Leary, E. F Pollard, 8. R. Jones, IGeo W Lewis. Elijah Gibson, S P Gibson AE Bennett, SJames Behan, Wm Mattbews, Harrison Miller, James soully. Frenal 8. hlelds. AfAtas at Rosalie Cotton Kills An essurrenoe took place in our nelghbbrini, city of Natchez, on Tues day lamstt the Rosalle Cotton Mills, which gave rise to a great deal of vir tuous istlgastion among all the good eitisens. It seems that a man by the nameof . Odoeneimer, employed as eecreta ry of te mill, made a felonious as sult upon one of the female opera tives, ihis office. She gave the alarm whiteh mmediately brought several to her aid. The esutsement became so great' that it was with diffieulty the police couldpalwent lynehlng. They how J3 . ..w pled ladmtwlder bond to appear or trial nest morning. Noet morning his frlends asked an Indednltoe sntlnaunee on account. of absere eo council. notwithstand Ing theDistrlot Court was In session, and he-could have had as many law yers as he wanted. The continuance was grarted, and Squire Parsons re ferred the ease to committee of the fellows briends, members of the Board ot Direetor of she Cotton Mills; we suppose they will act as a branch of theJustces Court, having power to sit from day to day as long as they please. That committee has already announeed to the people that Oden helmer denies every thing. How strange that felons deny thier guilt, how many convictions would our Courts have if they waited for crlml nals to plead guilty. It is reported that some ef his friends have stated that the female Is "nothing but a Ihe trry girl, and there is no use of any excitement about it 1" It is alse believed, by many that as efflbrti being made to injure the reputatioen of a respectable young lady, who unfortunately has no near relations to look to for protection or support, but thrown upon herown re somroes for a living by honest labor; and all this to protect a man unwor thy the respect of decent people. We await the decision of the Squire's Committee of Investigatiog, and also the action of the Directors, toseetfthey do, as we are informed one of their principle men have said they would-retain Odenheimer. We are proud of our manufa.'ttre'rs, but it they espect to run the mills with such material we fear the result. We sar, in the language of Democ racy "'RwRN TIIE RASCALS OtT." One of our Vidalia young men with a pugllistic turn of mind, 'and bent on whipping a certain party who he imagined had in some way offended him, started out on a search tor Mr. J. Information was soon conveyed to Mr. J., that Mr. -- was looking for him with the intention of whipping him; whereupon a conspiracy was formed to play a joke on Mr. - Mr. J. wenttoFred's Holsoe, and pretend ing to be drunk, demanded to know where Sr. - was who had been blasphbening him all day; whereup an, Squire Brady, who, by the way, was the chief conspirator, grabbed hold of Mr. J. and pretended that he' wantedto take the stick that Mr. J. had in his hand, away from him, at the same time yelling. "For God. sake, don't hit him." Squire Brady having at length succeeded in wrest ling the stick out of Mr. J.'s hands, Mr. J. dived into his pockets and pulled out something that resembled a pistol but which was only a short piece cuat off of a gun barrel ; Brady at the same time exclaiming, "For (;od-sake, don't shoot." Mr. - could stand it no longer, he made a leap over billiard tables and the last thing seen ot him he was going through the door as fast as his legs would carry him ; we are told that he reached his boarding house that night at a late hour and retired after first cautioning his landlady to inform any one that should call, that he was not in' One ofour parish officlals came toin Just as Mr. J. pulled out his pieceofgun barrel, and the question that everyone is trying to solve, is who beat to the half mile post, as when last seen it seemed to be an even race, but the chances are that Sthe offical beat Mr. - From the Gretna Coulrlerof ,May Oth, we regret to notice the death of theeldest sonofMrs. A. H. Hilde brand, the edltres--aged 7 years and 7 months. Theeditorof the EAoiLE can symapathise with her,in the loss of little"Buddie"as only those who have experiineed like bereavment, can. Miss Elenora Chase who has been on a vilsitof several weeks to her rel ativetws at Markvillle, has returned. Or efficient Deiuty clerk, A. J. Chaze, celebrated lis 80th. birth day on the 9th of May; ie extend to him our congratulations and wish him many happy returnoof the day. The Grand Lodga tnlihtla of Pyth las of the State of 1salelssippi, have been in session in Natchez during the past week. There was from sixty to seventy delegates in attendance. Director General Burke has tender ed his resignation to the President and Board of Management of the World's Industrial and Cotton Cen tennial Exposition. which was ac cepted by the Board to take effect jay 20th. We have `s n br: decision rend h d JCge Boarma,,. U. P. Ciroa rJnd dg for the Western District oftLolesana, in the suits of Carpenter, Dicks & Co.. vs. Wilmer Shields; and Wilmer Shields vs. Carpenter, Dicks & Co.. was not such a victory for Shields as was first sup posed. The only thing Judge Boar man decided was, that at the time Shields lord out his injnnc.ion and Carpente*, Dicks & Co., their counter injunaeloo, that Shfulds was in the possession of the Bullitt's Bayou Landing, and maintained his linJune tion. The question as to who has the better claim to the landing, or wheth er the court will recognize Carpenter Dicks & .o's. lease from White, or Shleld's lease, is yet to be decided. Tae white children of the public schoolsof Vidalia had their annual pintic last Tuesday. At , o'clock the scholars accompanied by tle!r parents, and by almost all the young ladles and gentlemen of Vidalila as sembled in front of the residence of Mr. J. Joyce. At ten o'clock condnto tor Polly having annnnonced "al' aboard," all crowded on the car, and after a run of twenty-five minutes ar rived safely at the Bayou. The crowd soon dispersed. some tro fish. others to swing while the older ones tripped the light fantastic to the delicious music furnushed by i)avis' strmin band. Everybody seemed to v!e with each other in making the chil dren enjoy themselves. The whist ling of the locomotive mtuch to the re gret of every one, announ:ced that the hour had arrived for v'-ry one to board the train for holme. and in a short time was back in Vidalia again. Much thanks Is idue to engincer Bird. and conductor Polly for pains taken by them to make the affair a success. In order that all might enjoy t:ian- 1 selves. They are certainly the right men in in the right place. Our Washington Letter. (SPECIAL. ('oRRF.;i)NDENrT1. Washington. May II, S5.%. The past week has been an excep tlonal one in somne respects at the White House. Monday, theorchsion of the President's excursion to Get tyshurg, was the first day he has spent away from the Ma:nson since lheentered it. Saturday was thofirst day that he has closed his doors to callers and declared himself invisible. He decided sometime ago that he would have to reserve one day of the week for himself when he would be inaccessible to oftee-seekers, auto graph beggers and other borers. Sat urday last he rigidly kept his day Visitors baseiged the doorkeepers in crowds Senators and Members of the IHouse, individual oilice seekers and oticc seekerrs i, ,iiderations, call ed in as large ntnmbers as if there had been Ino announcelent given of Mr. Cleveland's intention to have closed doors. The doorkeepers however. were equal to their orders, and no amount of Indignation availed a call er in his efforts to assend thie stair case or send uip a card. The cabinet members were the only ones wlho could pass the portals, and make fur ther progress than the East ioom 9 here has been no falling off in the numbero otffice-seekers during the past week. Sonime Senators who went to their homes a fortnight ago have returned. They left in order to get rid of their constituents who were here, and now they come back to get rid of their connstituents at home. Among the daily vlitrs it is no ticed that there are three geuntleruen who receive special attention and do very little waiing in corriders and ante-roonls. 'They are ex-.pcnt sr Randall, Senator Goriman and (hair man Barnnum. Young man, if you build up a good namelt will stand like a motrlument, so you won't need a large tolb-s;ollne when dead.-Peek's Sun, / NIear trs r f the lr , Capt. John Orr, Pearlington Miss.,te been a most intense sufferer from facial neuralgia for over twenty yemars He he had seventeen oýperation performed ea the nerves-that is, had them divided, ut offclose to the bone from which they emerge. But this neverdid him anymood the most excruciating pain continued without the least.lnterruption. lie ofle wished for death to relieve him of the in tolerable pain. The best physicians failed to relieve him. They finallydvised him to consult Drn. Hartman & Miller, at the St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, which hedid. They prescribed PauttA, and in less than a month wasentirely relieved of the pain. Before consulting these doe tors he least touch to any part of hisface or nose would cause the most fearful pain, while now he can blow his nose and wipe his face without the least fear of pain. The captain is grateful beyond measure for this unexpecte andlheuri forare 'str. Eliz, Ia. Kenrw, Lauremtmie -"- Uý- -re.- bee-ne of the reat eat sta iers from Ne n.esia se the face during the past ýh-tat we ha, ever heard or. From rsoreing 4o night, ,4y from nigh: , moslag, ther was one constant, racking, letlg, burnIng pain, eatendingclear argspd her head and deep down through emery muscle, tooth and bone in her face. ie rest and no sleep. All physicians failed to relieve her, as well as all remedies, She was constantly in the most agonizing despair. She called on Dr. Har tllsn, who said the cause was chronic catarrl, He react ibed Psaael for her and now every pain has left her. She feels like another person and can eat heartily and sleep soundly. Mrs. C.J. Miles, Gllipolis, 0., writes: " DR. S. B. HARTntaw & Co., Columbus, O. M v afiction has een rheumatism, lo-. cated in the right arm and shoulder, of more than two years' standing, and after trying a great many remedies without any relief, I commenael the use of PRstNUA, which, after using three bottles, found a decided change for the better. I contin ned to use it and now feel entirely well." Huldah Ward Wellston,O., writes: "I have been atflicled fof years with that dreaded disease catarrh. I tried a great many different klada of medicine, but to no effect. I comnmslesd taking vnur Pu-, U'IA about nine months ago; have tak en about ten bottleq It is doing me much good. By its continued use I hopeto be entirely cured." Dr. A. B. Lovy, Dadeville, Ala., writes: "I have ane run on your Pa. amsA and MlAWA . Please send me a lot of books" The la of Life." ( hilcng (Ill.) irad says: "Presl letit Ctlevcland ldfortuoate in many ways In hr.ving he first declaration of war on his admnlistratin come from Louisiana. Th e ptliti's of that state have been %. corrupt and de grading as any Lh: i history has ever taken noteof, and It has produced more liars, perjurers, elFi';i place hunters and disreputabhes generally than it has b,en easy to keep in mind In the last volume issued by the Geoloitical survey of Indiat is alln c count ofa fleiy erul tioil Itin otne of the mud voicaunos e on ('hieduba Is land. A hldy of flame Co feet in cir cuinference is Said to have at otlle time reached an elevation of 2409 feet -petroleuru !,tiltg the e:liane. When our l,laulers once more re ,ali a position of independ-tnce aid ease, then 'c^i we rieet the itml rgrnnt with the one argUnntlhit-l tht iif local prosperily :and sIeee.is. The settlement of our Stnte would then follow as a ni telr of coulrse. and all trades and caliie:s dol enldeli uponll large and !+, -Bing ngr. t .Iltural comiimuntity , c,;ld reachl their highest dleveloplent I --i iaih. Dr. Phiillp'o atl :'cates, in a Ger man seientil journal, the geenral utle of uitgar It a regular article of di et liltr forty years he has eaten at least a nuarrer of a pound daily, nit toutinin sttgar-!o'rming su t atineea taken ml tlhr cl-uue time, anid nas found it very heu!,lhfl. Menis con ditio wcu ld t e Creatly itl-proved It tihe tne of sulgar .should subsln titutle that of alcohol, rTh ed , eor, ýn It I irh p_ o . .lll.itl, I si uhowIl3ih.ur ,altlihiw dlj ai'v oi Nruru ia. 1( :J Rti l "la _u:llflt'ewe '; P eLIieflha htlidlluw and tlr, I' ol fin' niisle , - in:. ,'1 • pr dirt. ) i'- 'ic Hl ptt a-t ,sits ihin ' ,' it ,n of It. r ec.. thle srllmlemrn ant i u ryes. letr lni'rlctnitil Fe. . Ii liutude, laket of as " " t'litllnti bhr. 5:ITe tride nily k ann cr,aed red lines cun wiallper. Take tioo str. llu.se mews In Iasc . 5[ w 5l sI