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Oficial Journal of prih of Aseension. Official Journal Town of Donaldsonville. LINDEN E. BENTLEY, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. Saturday, 'arch 15,' 1873. N1tlee. M R. A. J. SMITH of St. James parish is authorised to act as an agent for the (C1ar, to solicit subscriptions and adver" tsementu and receipt for payment therefor. Meyer Cohen, Esq. has been ap pointed by Gov. Kellogg Tax Collec tor of Assumption parish. \ The Louisiana ~pnatorial contest will not come before the U. S,. Senate until its next regular session. Gen. W. L. IdcMillen has left Washington and is returning to New Orleans, but Mr. Pinchback is still at the National Capital. Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper maintains its position as the leading Democratic publication of its class in America. Each number is replete with interesting reading mhatter and numerous splendid pictorial'illustra tions. .No family in the land who love newspapers should be without i.Elie's. The tax resisting movement bids fair to be a failure. The Collectors in the city of New Orleans are doing a lively business. All the more sensi ble usiness men have accepted the situation and refuse to, join in any such last ditch movement as resisting the collection of taxes by the State Government. Tom Nast, the hnimitable artist of Hlarper's Weekly, has broken loose again after long silence, and treats the patrons of the Weekly to a splen did caricature relative to the Credit Mobilier scandal. Nast's pencil con tributes in a great degree to the im maense popularity of the excellent paper of the Harper Brothers. The law card of Hon. Henry C. Dibble invites thr; attention of the public in the'columns of the CHIEF. Mr. Dibble is too well known as a talented, prominent and successful member of the legal profession to require encominms from us. Hisrep utation is sufficient to insure him an extended practice. The Kellogg legislative warrants are worth 70and72 cents on the dollar. A couple of months since some lead ing brokers telegraphed to Gov. War moth in Washington that Kellogg warrants could not be sold for five cents on the dollar, and at the same time these brokers were buying up all they could get their hands upon. Such is speculation! Mr. S. B. Packard has been renom inated U. S. Marshal for Louisiana by the President and the Senate has confirmed the nomination. Col. Jas. F. Casey has been renominated Col lector of Custbms for New Orleans. J. M. G. Parker, Esl. has been se lected to fill the vacancy in the office of Surveyor Genera? caused by the resignation of State Senator J. H. Ingralfam. Thi Democratic journals of the State, headed by the N. 0. Picayunpe, are strenuously endeavoring to create the belief among their readers that the late McEnery riot in New Orleans was suppressed by the interference of U. S. troops, when it is notorious that such was not the case. Not only are our Democratic journalistic brethren tending to injure the publicmorals by propagating a falsehood, but they are showing decided unfairness to the gallant Metropolitan Militia, who had the rioters thrashed and subdued before a U. S. soldi'er was to be seen upon the streets. Gov. Kellogg has promulgated an executive order in which he notifies all persons who are holding two or more positions of honor or trust under the State Government in contraveu ture of the constitution of the State, that unless.they resign hll save one of those positions within thlirty days from the 8th day of March, he will declare them all vacant and proceed to fill them in accordance with law. This step evineeIh determination, oni the part of Gov. Kellogg to see that the laws of the Stato are faithfully ob served and executed, and in this he will receive the support of all good citizens. Dual office holding is ani evil which we have too long suffered under, and we rejoice that it is now i a thing of the past. When a man I holds but one office he will better ful- I till its duties and the result will be one full of benefit to the people, OUR WAB.INGTON LETTER. WASINGTsON, D. C., March 84 1873. EnrTa CmrEF: This is the first Spring day of the season. It was hoped that the Inau guration day would be warm, and the thousands coming here from all parts of the country to witness the ceremo nies, would hail with joy this genial climate. But to the contrary, the weather was the severest of the past winter. While thousands were here, on account of the extreme cold weather the anticipated pleasures were les sened. The city is fall of people. Military companies from all the principal towns of the country are here, many of which are not provided with quarters. The capacity of the various railroads are exhausted. The 42nd Congress has passed into history. General Grant has opened upon his second term under most pecu liar circumstances. His second inaug uration was almost a universal accla mation. it Ileems to recall the " era of good feeling" which marked the second inauguration of Monroe when party lines were almost entirely oblit erated; Yet underlying all this appar ent unanimity, there are questions of absorbing interest which will demand a settlement and a new arrangement of party lines. A great and glorious work of civilization has been accom plished in the last four years. We look forward with hope to the future and to an intreased development of free institutions. The great occasion of the inaugura tion which has so wonderfully exer cised the anticipations of a large class of the American people has passed. With the exception of remarkably cold weather, for which "Old Prob " is hardly to be held responsible, the arrangements were as successful as couldhave been expected. An imlnense number of people from all parts of the country had a direct interest here, and, consequently, a larger number of visitors were present than ever known before in the Federal City. The military display exceeded any that have occurred since the grand armies of the Republic, at the close of the rebelliod, made their triumphal march through the city. For the first time the West Point cadets' attended a presidential inauguration-the in auguration of the first West Pointer called by the American people to this highest function. The total number of the military present is estimated at 10,000. The Senate Chamber was disagree ably over-crowded, the arrrngements for admission being made with too e prodigal liberality.. Each representa tive and, senator had two tickets for 1 friends, and the consequence was they were allowed but scanty standing room them@elves. The Democratic Senators came over to the Republican side while their quarters were occupied by the Supreme Court, with the ven erable Chief Justice, visibly sinking with infirmity, at their head. Blacque Bey4the Turkish minister, being the oldest foreign diplomat present, as sumed the presidency of the foreign legations. Mr. Colfax, on retiring from the Vice Presidential chair, pre sented a temperate and brief statement of his incorruptible administration in the chair of authority both in the House and Senate. Mr. Wilson's in augural was brief and sensible and in full accordance with previous impres sions of his character. The whole body then adjourned to the grand platform on the east of the Capitol where the procession had been some time arranged in compact order with thousands of spectators, awaiting their arrival. The appearance of the President was greeted with loud excla mations. The oath was administered by Chief Justice Chase and the inaug ural read amid the sound of cannon. The grand salute was fired in splendid style by the midshipmen from the Navy Academy, who created quite a sensa tion draggin;g their howitzers in the procession. The great assemblage then broke up, glad to get into a genial inner atmosphere and the military again escorted the President to the White house to direct our national administration for another four years. The U. S. Supreme Court, on Mon day enunciated an important principlq in affirming the constitutional right of Pennsylvania to tax the gross receipts of the Readilg railroad thereby affirm ing the decision of the State courts. In the case of the Erie road, however, in which the duty was laid'upon ton nage, the decision of the State courts was reversed and the duty disallowed as interfering with commerce between t the States which lies exclusively within the jurisdiction of Congress. The Erie railroad has flanked Van derbilt and the N. Y. Central conmbi -I ation by quietly gobbling up the Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati It. R. with its connections to Spring e flied, thereby monopolizing the line to Cincinnati. To meet which emer gency the old Commodore finds it s necessary to build a new line from Springfield to Cincinnati through , Xenia. The out-going Senators and Repre t sentatives are still numerous on our , streets, many of whom have a future r only in a business point of view,&heir respective States, although being of the same politics as they, having ig Fnored them. Doctor Mary Walker still remains very sorrowful over. the failure of her a claim of $12,000 for service rendered a the Union during the war. With con siderable force she argues that if others whose services are proven to be less I than hers are given treGle the amount of her claim, notwithstanding she wears pants, she ought to be deserving of some consideration. f There has never been a Congress so liberal to the District of Columbia as this one. Between three and four million of dollars in all have been voted outright for improvements and F nearly as much more to be expended in the city on government buildings and the purchase of additional grounds around the U. S. Capitol. This amount expended in the city the next year will make business lively. It now seen~s pretty clear that the Southern people have become pretty well weaned from slavery and are glad it is gone. There was, after all, an undertone of conscientious feeling Which was only repressed and not ex tirpated by which the system was continually condemned even by men operating to maintain it. The force of-public opinion outside the South against the institution had a powerful effect to kindle the Southern con science. The improvement in the value of property in spite of the cha otic relations of labor are operating in another direction to disarm all sen timental regrets for the lost cause. Patience will work the great reform needed. English newspapers are gradually working John Bull up to the same madness that precipitated the Crimean war. It looks more antd more like a collision on the plains of central Asia. Russia is sending forward troops, and the Moscow Gazette says that the es tablishment of the neutral zone in Af ghanistan would only precipitate a collision, yet the war will ultimately come, but not till Russian railway communications are more complete. The Democratic press, as usual, is t making a judge of itself over the par ade of volunteer troops at the inaugu ration as prefigming a iilitary des potism. There is danger of running j this cry into the ground, so that when real danger comes it may be disre- * g ed. A cockney Jenkins named Eh aund Yates has also been ventila- s ting a little of John Bull's character- 'P istic grumbling through the columns A of the N. Y. Herald. The parade of i course was open to criticism, but all a such balderdash as that of Yates' g argues only a shallow and ill-naturedl spirit. TiThe Canadians already smell a big job in their grand Pacific railroad con struction. The enterprise promises to be a failure so far as investment is concerned. It needs a settled and copious civilization such as colonial institutions will never create to sup port such a gigantic road. Over fifty per cent. of the receipts of our Pacific railways is from local traffic, and this is rapidly increas ing. " Canada can not populate the vast wastes through which their road runs, but we can. If the stars and stripes once wave over that territory a free population will flock into it. Among the omissions of Congress was the Agricultmural report for the publication of which no provision was made. The Commissioner, however, will order an edition of 2500 from the contingent fund of the Department. The agricultural portion of the coun try will grealdy regret this omission, but it will produce a tremendous pres sure upon the next Congress for hnme diate action in this matter. Among the experiments on this subject was a resolution of the House of Represen tatives ordering an edition of 50,000 to be sold a the rate of 50 cts. a copy, including postage. This policy will probably be adopted, saving the pub lic treasury to some extent. ' The order of Patrons of Husbandry is rapidly increasiug. Reports from Ohio show a considerable increase in the Miami Valley. It is remarkable that this mfovement .has been most formidable in the extreme North and hxtreme South, while in the Middle States the iuteres.t has not been until lately aroused. The reorganizatio of the farming interests upon the basi of self-protection by this order is on of the important facts in our socie order, the results of which can not scarcely be estimated. As an evidence of the tide of ad versity" under which our 1 shippin interests have so long been la)oring it is reported that during 1872 th American tonnage of the post of Sai Francisco was in excess of the foreigi tonnage. The discrepancy in value transported was st*ll more remarka ble. While foreign bottom importer goods to the value of $9,738,811 American bottom brought in $29, 957,188. The grain export Employer 106 American vessels with a tonnage of 124,633, and 142 foreign crafts witl a tonnage of 101,440. ALE-RT. [Communicated.] There is a rumor gone forth that the Orphan Asylum of this town has mon ey out, bearing interest. This asser tion requires elucidation. The Fail two years ago realized the sum o: $3000, which was deposited for the benefit of the orphans. A gentlemar asked the loan of $1000 for a few months, securing it by note bearing interest and mortgage on property After seven months, it became neces sary to call for it; it was duly refunT1 ed, with interest, and was soon ab. sorbed in defraying bills for variomu necessary supplies. Some remarks regarding this de pendent institution may not be out ol place here. Whence does it derive maintenance for its fifty regular inmates t For the last three years it has received no Legislative appropriation; hence all resources have been domestic-that is, through the generous efforts of the population surrounding us ; by means of Pairs and various contributions; from the income of a school, mostly gratuitous, yielding annually about $400; from needle work and other do mestic savings. We will say, the yearly expendi tures ati from three to four thousand dollars. Persons who have a family to provide for will understand the strict economy that must be observed to meet the demandy for the necessary supplies, repairs, etc., of an establish ment of such dimensions as the one mentioned. VERITAS. TIHE CHIEF COMPLIMENTED.--We are in receipt of a letter, dated at New Orleans, Mgch 7th, from Hon. O. H. Brewster of Ouachita, formerly Speaker of the House of Representa tives and now a State Senator, in which he says : Our session expired last night and I shall leave for home in a few days, but I can not do so without express ing my indebtedness to you for your S" wide-awake" paper which you have sent, unsolicited on my part, to my address during the last three months. With a wish that I may be able at some future time to show that I ap preciate your kindness in a more substantial manner thAn mere expres sioh on paper, and hoping that little CHIEF and myself will mdet again nlext session, rejoicing in 'b good government and a prosperous State, I remain, your friend, O. II. BREWSTER. NICE FOR TIIE YOUN4 FOLKS.-The Bright Side, which was nearly de stroyed by the great fire at Chicago, has so far recovered that it resumes its weekly issues in 1873. This charm ing and popular juvenile, beautifully illustrated and filled with the choicest -matter, from the pens of the best wri ters, is furnished at the low price of $1.60 per year, and every subscriber receives a beautiful chromo, the Calla Lilies. It is just such a paper as every parent and teAcher can safely recom mend to his children or pupils. Edited by C. G. G. Paine, A. M. and published by the Bright Side Co., Chicago. The Science of Hedalth for March is one of the best numbers yet issued of this new and popular monthly, which is rapidly growing in public favor. Devoted to a subject of vital impor tance to the human race, it deserves a iworld-wide circulation. This March number contains Popular Physiology and Diseases of the Eye, with en graved illustrationsr Bald Heads on Young Shoulders; Signs of a Healthy Child; Cruelty' to the Young; Vac cination Problem; Disease and its Treatment; Seasonable Dishes, and How to Cook Them; Alcohol and Opium; Health of Bafkers; Health of Women; Airing Bed-rooms, and a mass of other interesting reading matter. It is published at the popu lar price of $2 a year, or 20 cents a number, including a fine chrome to new subscribers.' Address S. R. Wells, 389 Broadway, New York. Encdurage your home newspaper. Subscribe for the CHIIEF; 3 a year. n Ful 'Air and 1mrt'Disg e. is To keep the ~d in perfect health Sit must be duly. ad enated. There must be free and ` ple interchange. between the bloOd Ih theo lungs and the air eatering the- pulmonar cells. The life-stream most be purified by its elimination of carbonic acid, - it must be vivified by the absorption of g oxygen. The fulfl ment of these con , ditions demands a full, free and con stant admission of pure air' into the lungs. This full, free and constant admission of pure air cannot be ob n tained in badly-ventilated houses, s crowded buildings, cbhool-houses (as lit present construted), theatres, man ufactories pits, underground rail ways, and the like. When the body has reached the age when natural decay or degeneration has begun, the e.ence of pure air hastens and imeirases degenerative a tendency. Where the heart tis more h prone than other organs to disease, the want of pure airils with powerful effect upon the tissues of the right heart. Their nutritjoln is defective by reason of the impurity of the blood with which they ae, fed, their vital a force is lowered, their muscular fibre - loses its tenacity, degeneration and debility take the place of active nutri tion and power. If, in this condition, any stress is thrown upon the heart, f by hurried walking, by lifting, climb B ing, violent declamation, passional 1 expression, singing, laughing, or by any unuspal exercise of the voice, the r tricuspid valve gives way, it hence t forth fails to close its aperture, and the results of a back-flooding of blood upon the venous system of the body begin to follow. If none of these ex citing causes occur, the continued breathing of impure air is followed by constantly progressing degeneration of the tissues of the valves and mus cular structure of the right heart; they become soft and feeble; their atoms shrink; the segments of the tricuspid are at length unable to meet their attempt to close their aperture; a small chink or slit is left between them; through this the blood finds its way into the auricle above at every contraction of the heart; and soon regurgitation is followed by the second- - ary consequences produced in the pen eral system, congestion of the liver, stomach, spleen, kidneys, bowels, by hemorhoids, general dropsy, and occa- 1 sionally celebral mischief.-Popular Science Monthly. It is suggested that all the remain ing servants of George Washington 4 attend the centennial celebration in 4 one body, with beIonming escort. aTHS PAPE 18 ON FIUN WITH WhIere Adveryaida Cuctg ca be mem". t H ENRY C. DIBBLE, Attorney & Counselor at Law, AND NOTARY PUBLIC, 170 Common Street (Up stairs), I mh8-ly NE* ORLEANS, LA. J. D. AUGUSTIN, I. DEPOORTER, St. Charles P. O., La. Eagard P. O., La. Aagustin & DePoorter, A1TTRNEYS AT LAW. Will practice in all the parishes of the 4th Judicial District, and before the Supreme Court of the State. nov l72 FREDERICK DUFFEL, R. PROBPER LANDRY Duffel & Landry, LAW AND NOTARIAL OFFICE, Opposite the Court-House, Donaaldsoarille, La. Will attend promptly to all professional business. No charges made for recording notarial sets. 6apr72 P E R 0TA L.-TICKNOR & O., the celebrated clothiers, announce the introduction of a plan of ordering cloth ing by letter, to which they call your special attention. They will, on appli cation, send you their improved apd ac curate rules for Self-Measurement, Illus trated circular and Price list, with a full line of samples from their immense stock of Cloths, Cassimeres, &c., &e., thus en abling parties in any part of the country to order clothing direct from their house, with the certainty of receiving garments of the very latest style and most perfect fit attainable. Goods ordered will be sent by express to be paid for on delivery, with the un; derstahding that if not satisfactory they can be returned at Ticknor's expense. As is well known throughout the South and West, they have for 17 years EX CELLED in all departments of their business, which is a guarantee as to the character of the goods they will send out. Your orders are solicited, and when in St. Louis you are invited to call at the extensive establishment of Ticknor & Co., manufteturers and retailers of men and boys Clothing and Furnishing goods, 601 and 6103 North Fourth Street, St. Louis. Mo. Boys clothing a specialty. THE NEW HAVEN ORGAN CO. Manufacture the Celebrated Jubilee and Temple Organs. These Organs are unsurpasedl in quality of tone, style of finish, simplicity . construe tion, and dutability. Also, MELODEONS in various styles, and unequaled in tone. Send for illustrated catalogue. Address NEW HAVEN ORGAN CO., Agents Wanted. New Haven, Conn. The only Reliable Git mstribatist c(nstrw. IN VALUABLE GIFTg To be Distributed in L. >. I IB' 160th Regular Monthly GIFT EST To be drawn Monday, April 06h, lva Two Grand Capitals of $5,000 each, In Greer. Two prizes $1,000 Five prizes A } IN GREEJIP Ten prizes 1100 ) I horse and buggy, with silt harness, worth $6~ 1 1 fine-toned rosewood piano, worth Ten family sewing mnaehe. worth .oaCh. Five gold watches and chais, $300 each. Five gold American watehes, worth $125 each. Ten gold hanting watches, worth $7 5eas~jk 800 Gold end a kSierr ',ever i lig (ina a sl) wdrtk rom $20 to 00 Gold Chains, Silverware, Jewelry, e., Whole number Glft, 6,500. Agents wanted to sell tifket,t liberal premiums will be pdid. * Single tickets $1; Six ticket. tU Twelve tickets $10; TwentyAy tickets X20. Cirulars containing a fuall list of _ description of the manner of d a. other information in reference to the bution, will be sentto any one ordca thr All letters amst be addreede to MAI OFFICE, -L. D. SINE, BoEx 101 W. Fifth St. ' : -_ ... ._.,-- . B ARGALI 1 B HAIRAllQ-S' Having made my spring purchases f& recent Bankrupt Sales, I am now pspea f - to offer special indunements to my pab r and the public at large, In the g :q goods, viz: - PRINTS, a 10e. a 4-4 BLEACH COTTONS, a 124, , 1je S4.4 nBROWN " 106I, U4., ALL LINEN CHECK, 40e., worthi3. COTTON CHECK, - I2ae,. " "e. ALL LINEN DAMASK, 00e., " SATIN STRIPE PIQUE', 30e., - M LINEN H'DK'PS, $1.25, $1,50, " ,$Q CORSETS, - . -- $1.25, "1 Will also dispose of balanee of SPEIN* STOCK at equally low prices. t"P As we are shortly to receive a b5eisv stock of SUMMER GOODS,in order toa*ls.ab' room for the same we are disposing of Winter leeds Below Coa t 1 :I MARX ISBRAEL, Mississippi Street, corner of Lessard, ml-2t D)ONALDSONVILLE, LA. -D R. W. . M. McGALLIARD, Ofee in Crescent Place, Domaldeeaville, La. List of Letters Remaining in Donaldsonville Post-Of~ e March 1.t, 1873. Alemen, Camille Allen, elestine Adancs, Alive Able, J. B. B Brooks, Philip Brooks, Miss ftmanda Baiz, Rudolph Brown, James Barer, Iritton Brand Numa Bowling, James Best, henry D. Brown, Edwin C. Brown, T. V. Bird, Mrs. Rose Bailey, Mrs. lrances G Brown, Mrs. Margret C Clore, Alonzo K. Clay, Winm. W. D Davis, Mary Domson, David Dean, John Domingue, Mad.Plerr Dright, Henry Garry, Pat. M. Gravois, Mrs. John B Gonzales, Vve. Joseph Gibbens, O. P. Gray, Augustus M. .H a' Holden, O. C. Horton, J. T. Hoekins, Adam. Hopkink, Henry Herbst, C. Henderson, Robert Hager, Milton "Hopkins, Mrs. Josep . ine J Johnson, Joseph Jackson, P. C. Kirby, Capt. Emory L Lee, Miss Clara Logan, Charles Lee, Mrs. Roeksoy Lawrenee, Quarash Lay, Mrs. George Lane, D. J. LeBlanc, Rne Lacs, Benj. Maybin, William Mallabar, William assey, Miss Lizzie Mathew, Missliebeth Martin, Numa Muncey, Thomas Melangon, M. L. N Narae, Simon Newsom, Wesley O-P Opiyke, Robt. P. Planter, Noemes Perkins, Gustus Payne, Horace Pinking, Samford Paston, Mrs Matild Rice, Ceder Roest, Bervan Richard, Mrs. Minnie Rngken, Reuben \ Rafsan, Henry Randolph, Nat. Rogge, Wilheln Rens, John Sam, Mareant Stewart, A. Sleckert, Albert Saddler, Winm. Sulivan, M. P. O T. Thomas; Mrs. D. Trent, Flemine Warner, John Weitreted. Mrs. L. Williamson, George Wallick, O. P. P. LANDRIIY, P. M. F. Fo.n, Asat. 1'. N.