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hailAevtehis I nthec$ pay to the poor
"What are you doing for e s"
aske a ealous cleg yman of a Wasb -
.dIme mtuch. I isn on toh e pooredl
A Memphis jury, having con virted
a man of murdeta, now finds that the
supposed murdered man is living.
The questionAs, whether the verdict
shall be reseinded, or the man allowed
to murder his victim.
A small but clever exchange slyly
advartiiac itself as follows: "Will
the sabacriber, who sent us his re
newal from St. Petersburg, please send
us his name again. as in the hurry of
lusii'ess, his letter was lost.
Not only is barne's casinibal on
strike, bat, his new gorilla is giving
1Phineas considerable trouble, bbecause
the great showman insists that the
autapal miust not swear when fleas bite
.hime, espieially it' ministers or their
:families are standing in frout of the
,A diaUonid enmil-box, valued at
5i,($$, was found; in a railway car in
.Elnglap4t1,A e bile ago. It was ad
txNrti5Epli1iiOII i4rwetions, but to no
lpurposq, id nw t romainit an orna
jlaent of the flp u irpoom, handed round
" for the firectoratprefresh themselves
with its coateto. -
A young la ; in 'Conneautville en
tered a sewer pi p twelve inches in
Aiamteter a few anys ago to recover a
lost ball. When;rte attempted to back
,out he found pit impossible, and he
very pluckily shoved himself'through
:the pipesie whole leggth, a distance
.of seventy feet. It was a perilous
aulveptae, bbut he saved the ball.
Joip F;rpklin, a farmer of New
York, dolissretoly threw a valuable
plowshare .into.the river on account
of his wife's :isassant scolding. Mr.
Franklin, it might be well to add,
was attached to {the weight by the
rope; consequiently Mrs. F. has lost a
husband, a plowshare, and three feet
of good rope, just ithroagh a chronic
propensity;to wpgther4tRpgne.
The CuiEr iidlrses the following
warning from the Homer Jikid:
The publisherso -the Vlied advise
the press and tIe~public'to beware of
a certain combination calling itself
the "Union Publishing Company," of
Chicago, Ill. It sends out advertise
ments which it never pays for; and
this being the case, the presumption
is fair that it will cheat those who
send money to it for the purpose of
pºrociIaing what it advertises.
A young man becoming a little dis
satisfied with the coquettish actions
of his young lady while she was shop
ping on Saturday, retired to another
part of the store, and restinghis elbow
4On the dummy figure of a woman,
gave himself up to gloomy redlec
tipns,tfromwhich he wasrudelyaroused
by a sharp push, while the dummy
received a vigorous slap over the head
from an indignapt lady's parasol.
bThere is hardly enough of the Eng
'i h language to do justice to the scene
that followed.
day, on Prairie Oregg, we were ac
,,ioted by $ citizen with the question,
: What about that baby that spoke I"
Not co; pre1ey4ing his meaning, we
asked for an explanation, when we
were informed a rumor was current
in that neighborhood that a baby bad
,eeently been born in Now Iberia
which spoke immeoiateli after its ap
pearance into this e) pjud dreary
,country, and astonished its attendants
by telling them that the rains would
cintinne forty days longpr, when the
tires would descend from heaven and
.*ensuimnie the earth. Foolish bab} l
11 that time the earth would be too
jvet to) bEr1. La. Sugar I owi.
We e a !<'e ftile Jel aghear
Newu the following artiele:
9 1'he movement spoken of in our last
issue has taken a forward step, and
may now he said to be fairly before
the people. A meeting was held on
Monday night, in New -Orleans, at
which the most promhtent teen of
either race assembled and joined in
an action which, if rightly carried
)0 out, intost ulnquestionably lead to a
m0 permatenttanderstanlding and certain
10 prosperity. Those who represented
the white people were the very best
and most eminent citizens of New
Orlenns Men like Dr. (hlaoppin, Gen
ral Bp arrd, .Thomas A. Adams,
ColnelJ. . Hlland 1. 5l. Marhe,
are not to be charged with any but
th 1iitOinrest moetive. They would not
0 have an oilee, and ,heir past histoa
pleaves no ground fora single reproach
that may touch the privateer pub.ie
e charadter of any one of them. The
-o red uien ret'* represented by
Colonel James Lewis, J. Henri Burch,
Aristide Hary, Dr. lioudanes, Liout
h enant Governor C. C. Altoihe, and
sat the proceedings develop some
nspous ietp.. Well worthy the con
Alderation of all. So far from calling
for any new legislation in favor of the
i colord people,-heheffect ofthis move
r mont will beto puts stop to it finally.
At irst glance tis seenas strange, but
it merely proves-and the colored
,, peoplehitpaftititkt dttilfntder it-
that while all necessary laws have
been made, It still remains with the
whites to effectually nullify or confirm
t them. It proves that though the
Hepublican party wields the power,
and the colored people are in a posi
tion to obtain such legislation as they
desire, there must be a perfect a mn
pathy and harmony between t mn
Sand the whites before any fruits of
Itinit powor may be enjoyed. It demon
strates that if we- need the colored
people to secure our own prosperity,
they also need ns to plrfect their
We. are mutually necessary, to each
other in the achleveient ofra common
destiny. The white man has found it
out by experienee of defeat and ep
p,prpe inn ; .then colored esaes. throughy a
Tong period of unsatisfled hole1 and
iunredeeimed prothise. Eight years
have peed since the new era dawned,
and to-day the races equally find
themselves without the advantages
they exiected. They see that discord
ionly aggravats the tro,,Ile, lend that
their advancement can not be acon
pliahed save .thlrouglh nautual ander
stanrdin and mutual assistance.
.Such is the coh lusion reached by
the representative men of both sides
in New Orleans, and we may fairly
1 assume, from the character of those
n10w riromiinlent ill the mIovemeint, that
1 it is an honest conclusion, and meat
s in time, embrace within its fold all
the thinking people of Louisiana.
We 4f the country are bound to
take the matter into consideration.
If the results in view will afect New
I Orleans, how much more gravely will
they touch the most vital interests of
the agricultural district ? Let any
man look fairly at the case as existing
t on Bayou Teche, and deny that pro
s sperity or failure can in every instance
be associatexl with the feeling existing
between the employer and the hired
man i Does any one so far deceive
lhimself as to think that all the ex
perience, all the judgment, all the
skill in the world will avail against
the distrust, the indifference or open
enmity of the laborer ?
We must ask ourselves these ques
Lions now, for New Orleans is in
earnest, and the crisis will be upon
us in our turn. Plainly the colored
people ask for nothing but our cordial
recognition of what they legally pos
sess. They ask to be accorded wil
lingly the right they may at any time
demand and obtain in court.
Only six or seven days ago, Judge
Culloum, a Fusion nominee, elected by I
the white people of New Orleans, and
a jurist and gentleman of high stand
ing decided that the colored people
had the right to demand and receive 1
first-class passage on steamboats, 1
(and, by inference, on every other
public conveyance.) Suit was brought 1
by a colored woman, Mrs. Josephine ý
Decuir, against the steamer Governor
Allen, claiming damages on account
of having been refused cabin passage.
Judge Cullom awarded the damages
and showed, in alengthy and masterly ]
decision, that the law of the land left 1
him no alternative.
Now the colored people can demand I
these things and got them. We have 4
no recourse. But they ask ns to ac- 1
cord them frankly and in a spirit of,
kindness. They ask us to put away
our prejudices and give themp a fair 1
chance to work out their destiny.
In return they pledge themselves 1
to make common cause with uneagainst 4
evil legislation, and every other gov
errnmental ill whose burden now I
weighs us down and crushes all our
hle question presents no attrac- 4
tions to the professional politician. I
No agce, present or prospective, I
starts out from the camera and beck- 1
ons hint with alluring smiles. On the I
con.trairy, h4e sees in its consummation i
I the period .of his ocoupation, and the 1
dawning of an era, in which his fa- t
vovite instirmWents of passion and 1
prejudice will be cast *side forever.
But we who have legitimate occuppa
tions, who, either in business, agri- 1
cultural, or profesional life, But our i
egreest comfort in harnisewO; who
have noting, to lose but every thing
to gain by mutual uude'standiagg aid
established concord; we see in it,
whenever realised, a salatibn of the
problem in which our gravest inter
eats are involved, and it must occur
to everv- man who has any thing at
stake, that eis decision should only
be given after serious thought and
conscientious self examiuation.
Is there anything in it L Will we be
any better off? Shall we resign our
illst remaining privilege?
Gentleanen, that privilege is hollow
to thin core, and the eaxeriinent, we
candidly believe, ic worth a trial.
The St. Louis (Oobc under the head
ing " An Ex-Confederate New 1)
parture," says:
A significant document is the series
of resodutions passed at a meeting of
white and colored citizens in New
Orleans on last Monday evening. They
are at expression of ex-Confederates,
represented by General P.G. T. Ieaii
regard, joining with the colored eiti
zeus in a genuine and unreserved re
cognition of the equal rights of all
citizens, irrespective of race or color.
No one can tend the resolutions with
out being impressed with the sincerity
which breatits in them, and manli
ness which inspires them. How pre
valent the spirit of them may he
among native Southern white men
we can not tell. The strain sounds
like 'the voice of one crying in the
wilderness," the glad promise of a too
distant future. But no such utterence
can belost. It is itself an illustration
of the might of truth and r obleiiess
in leading Southern-horn wiite men
to seek in the genius of christiAnity,
and the generotedictatesof hutmainity,
thtesolution of the race problem. Such
truths so proclaimed, will add to the
victories they have won. They will
fall noiselessly into multitnd's of
Seouther hearts, and will prove to
have mysteriously germinated ant
taken root, to surprise the world with
lharveets of good s eers hereafter.
A.to the immediate practical im
portance of this latest and bent of new
departures, we can not indalge san
guine anticipations. But we shall
hpe to he disappointed in the fetr
that Generalleawpgard will not soon
have the ex-Confederate following he
should have in this matter. The col
ored citizens of Lotistinr , forming
one-half of the citizens of the State,
and securely entitled-by every con
ceivable interest of every citizen--to
the cordial recognition now profmreid
them, will not be deceived, and ought
to be wary. Theiv csnfidence can be
g:ited by a practical carrying out of
the principles now freshly ,mirerated.
even if demagogtes should endeavor
to prevent theta from giving con
fidence where it is deserved. And it
in equally trite that ill fair-seeming
or political strategy can unceessfully
impose upon them.
When the Union flag was fired upon,
the national sentiment blazed in a re
sistless war in its defense. The nuin
bers and wealth and patriotism of the
country achieved a great victory.
But a grander victory is to be achieved
. country acnaleveu a greai vicory.
f liut a grander victory is to be achieved
by out Southern brethren in the niove
ment just begun in New Orleans.
' They propose to take the colored
e man by the hand as their fellow-citi
zen, which too many who fought thein
are searcely willing to do. It was a
e military and political triumph to put
- the new amendments in the constitu
e tion. It will be a sublime moral tri
t umph for the South to adopt them in
a the spirit of them. The ex-Confederate
pioneers in this work, who have not
- only the sagacity to see its necessity,
r but the conscience to feel its justice,
and the courage to proclaim both its
I noessity and its justice, will one day
I be ranked among the illustrious bene
- factors of their country.
a Coornmxo ON FIRE.-The frequent
terrible deaths from clothes taken tire
a should lead all persons to remember
the following method of extinguishing
I such fires, as given by the Scientific
- American:
T Three persons out of four would
a rush right up to the burning individ
ual and begin to paw With their hands
r without any definite aim. It is use
t less to tell the victim to do this or
3 that, or call for water. In fact, it is
r generally best not to say a word, but
t seize a blanket from a bed or any
woolen material, hold the corners as
s far apart as you can; stretch it out
lhiiher than your lead, and running
t boldly to the person, make a motion
of clasping in his arms, mostly about
I the shoulders. This instantly smoth
ers the fire and saves the face. The
- next instant throw the person on the
f floor. This is additional safety to the
face and breath, and any remnant of
r flame can be put out more leisurely.
The next place immerse the burnt
a part in cold water, and all pain will
t cease with the rapidity of lightning.
Neot get sonme conmnton flour, remove
from the water, and cover the burnt
parts witb an inch thickness of flour.
If possible pat the patient to bed, and
- do all that is possible to soothe until
the piay sician arrives. Let the flour
remain until it falls off itself, when a
beautiful new skin can le found. Un
less the burns are deep no application
is peeded. Dry dlour for burns is the
nmost admirable remedy ever proposed,
and the information ought to be im
I parted to all. The prumeiple of its
action is that like water, it causes in
staut mtnu perfect relief front pain by
- totally" excluding all the air I eun the
liri i -nj parts.
Pfpsy Potts on Hobbies.
I &'#at people who have hoibbies
worse skan those who have contagious
There's old Byron Fisher and his
w ife,`Wlho live over on the ridge. Now
they think that an ointment they call
`Newton's grease," will cure every
thing, no matter what it is.
Why, I heard old brother Fisher say
once, right in convernint meeting, that
he owed his life to Newton's grease
and the Lord 1
I went over there the other evening
to get some pink- roots, and they asked
me how my eatarrh was; I told them
it was alotut the same, sonetimes very
bad, then again I hardly felt it; that
I experienced the most trouble from
imy usthmy. Even then I was wheez
ing like a dilapidated old bellows,
friom lly walk ifl hil.
" You can be eared of both, and it
won't cost more'n a quarter," said lie,
sitting down, leaning back and stick
ing his feet upon a line with our faces.
Positively, I would have given our
last rear's files of the Baptist Banner
to have seen the hind legs of, his chair
slip anid let him down suddenly, the
low-bred old backslider!
" All you have to do," said he, "is
to take about three spoonfuls of New
ton's grease, melt it, and snnif it up
iour nose as hot as you can bear it.
For the sake of gettin' well Yon could
stand it pretty hot, you know; and
for the asthma I would advise you to
rub it on well all over your breast
and throat, and up under your ears,
and take nhout a table-spoonful in
wardly three timges a day."
That riled ine up, and I said: "Bro
tlter Fisher, do you suppose I have no
feelings at all~? Pd hug my entarth,
and rejoice and gloat over my asthma,
and feel rich in their possession before
I'd trent my sensitive mortal framne
with sinh indignity! I. a woman in
good standing in the church I Never!'
"I dinit insist on it," said he; "its
none of my business; but here it In
before you, life and health and
st ricgth, or a poIri patched-up old
frame, nvt able to stand any thing,
a-wheezin' arnnd this way!"
I smilel, and turned the subject,
though I felt as it my eyes snapped
Sister Fisher sat combing her hair;
it was knig and even, and I couldn't
help admiring it. I said, ' Your hair
is Very lea5tiful hfr a wonian of your
age. I don't seE how roui keep it look
ing so bright ant glossy."
,he langhiit a little embarrassed
mill, and said she took good care of it.
"Well, tell the whole truth," said
he, looking as though I were his vic
tim; "she never elves her hair, just
u't.s Newton's grease pretty freely;
thati answers the sanm as a dye, with
none of it., hbalh effects, and perfumes
it iigreenhly, besides," and he looked
at my thin, scraggy hair.
.Jist as we caiie out of the garden
with the pink-roots, Dick and (huh
came home from school.
'-Our Chub was sick in school, to
day." said Dick.
"What 'peered to be the matter'"
said old Byron, brightening up with
the prospect of a case.
"Oh, mjua sick, and didn't want to
play, nor nothin'."
lihe father laid his hand roughly on
the child's foretop, and turned his
head back, bringing the little wan,
pinched thee up into full view, and
said, " Oh it's wor-rums, I know by
the white about his mouth-uothiug
but wor-rums; come in, son, I'll cure
you in no tiue."
The child put up his lip pitifully,
and clung to the mother's skirts.
"Come right along; none o' your
snifflin', or I'll 'tend to you in a way
that'll quicken yer paces," said old
liue Beard.
" Oh, I don't want to take any more
o' Newton's grense. I don't want to,
father; oh---oh !"
fYes, you will, too! Chnlbuck!
corne here this minute, or I'll whale
von like a sack!" said the inhuman fa
I hurried awa}v. As I closed the t
gate it creaked on its rude wooden i
hinges with a doleful squall. I couldn't h
help it, really-; T hailed out, "Dlrother
Fisher; he! Brother Fisher! yo'ii gato
needs a dose of Newton's grease!" t
Oh, but the old fellow did cast a
vengeful black glance at nme! lie
looked as if-had he not been a menu
her of the Pottsville church, he would
have told me with infinite relish, togo
to some plice not half so conifor table r
as home.
It is strange to what extremes some
people do go with their particular
whims. --Aututr's Home Magazine.
Polar Pigmies.
Dr. Hayes, the great Arctic ex- f
plorer, has been lecturing on what he a
knows about those cold regions and
gives some of the facts as follows: In <
1853, he first sailed into the frozen
regions of the North, returned after
an absence of two and a half years
without any great ineed of success.
Dr. Kane subsequently niade an effort
to penetrate to the open Polar Sea.
He failed. But some of his party I
traveled over the ice on sleighs, and
say they saw it. Following in the
footsteps of Dr. Kane, Dr. Hayes in
1860 led another expedition toward r
the Nortb Pole, passed a winter where .
Kane had stopped lIvors, and looked i
out upon the open 0 P4tr 8K4 horn the c
most noteworthy pc -1it yet teached 1
by any explorer 'un ess" added the C
et:i ii. 1 Captain Hal haIs picked
Nil 1 U Itie ilig I j'pIItinted t WsA. and
bore it on wtid tu1t * dtth Pole, s
I sincerelyttope he Irate'
Dr. Maya maxt .eauht .e
green of iin i>< l Jas~walty ,JA..
land, D~entmat and .other portions of
NorthdirnEarope, Where the gody
King Otanf had worked brav.Jlyuia e
cause of religion Chrietiaisng .ate
beneath his sway i~y the simple.mneth
od of a decapitating the heathen.
"The mnrwuf thii 'Arctih regions "
said Dr. Hays,, "stand for the eat
part about 41 feet high, and inrcole
closely resemble an unwashed North
American Indian. Their dross Is com
posed of bear and seal sldus. 4'here
is liIstle difference between the cos
tnimes of the sexes, but the heal-drese
of the wotelen is sufficiently strfking
to distingflsh them from the men.
The hair is twisted. up on the top of
the head in the form of- horn, several
inches in length, its size being er
haneell by interlacing with it stripsof
seal skin, which also serve to keep it
in its place. Though the ladies of as
tions-less far north resort to artifices 1
somewhat similar, they cannot be said
to be equally successful, for their
sisters of the Arctic region- heawIg
once done up their hair du not fio4 it
necessary to touch it again for several ;
months, until, in fact, the irnterlaced
seal skin fall to pieces froin dmaes- 1
and the carefully built cone tumbles 1
at last."
A plurality of wives is almost fn
variably indulged in, and little jeal
ounsy is manifested by the.lair sex.
The lecturer related an instance of a
man who came under his observation 1
whohad three wives. Those women
were perfectly content except in one ]
particular - they considered it. no
snuill grievance that their :husband i
obstinately refused to take a fourth 1
wife, and'thns lighten the household .i
labors of the other three. In this in- I
tei-resting family there had originally I
been seven cfmildren. Two had dedwL
from eaunses incidental to childhood,
and a third having been born with a
clubbed foot, the father mournfolly
informed Dr. Hayes that he thought it
best to place it in a hale in the snow I
and cover it up.
The idea of a supreme being and s
thoughts regarding a future existence s
entertainel by these people are very'
peculiar. Their God is enthroned jn1 I
a rock, with his head piercing the I
heavens, on a great island, and over
looks all the world-that is, all that
is worth overlooking-the land of the i
Esquimnaux. On this island are five i
steps leading to paradise, and on each I
of these are dishes containing food, ]
varying in 9 nality in proportion to 1
the height 6t the steps on which they
are phlced. To thisisland the spirits i
of good Esquimnaux are transplanted,
and deposited according to their de- r
gree of merit on the steps of the rocks,
where they regale theinselves through I
all eternity on the food contained in I
the dishes. As for the spirits of the
uiifortunate Esquomaux who have not
merited salvation, they are esrt into
a region of intense, unimaginable ]
cold, where no such thing as food is
ever seen.
Their evil ppirit is a woman, dwel
ling at the bottom of the sea, and oe
casionally wreaking her spite upon
them by keeping the fish from rising
to the surface, and thus creating a
famine. The most curious ceremony
known, to the Esquitsaux is perhaps
that of marriage. It is done thus:
when a boy kills a polar hear it is
considered siuficient proof of his abili
ty to maintain a family; he is there
fore told " to go and catch a wife."
Watching his opportunity at night
time, he pounces upon a victim and
attempts to carry her off; she how
ever, struggles and shrieks until she
has collected around her a group of I
sympathizers. She shen turns upon
her captor, and bites and scratches
him till he is compelled to refuse her;
then she darts into the crowd and at- i
tempts to escape ; he follows, but not
unmolested. All the old women take
scourges of dried seal skin and flagel
late him unmercifully as he passes,
making at the same time every effort
to arrest his course. If, despite these f
little impediments to matrimonial 1
bliss he should catch his victim, the
biting and scratching is renewed, and i
iii all probability lie is again compelled
to release her, and the chase, with its
attendant discomforts, is resumed.
Should he overcome all obstacles, the 1
third capture usually proves effectual,
and the victim, ceasing her struggles.
is led away amid the acclamation and
rejoicings of the assembled multitude.
The extremely simple manner of
administering *justice is worthy of t
imitation. .ludges are not necessary,
and the impanelling of a jury is nt
known. A large crowd of people as
scmble, and both plaintiff and d(
fendtant in turn relate anecdote, and 1
other jokes for several hours; judg
maent being ultimately given in favor
of the man who has best succeeded in
amusing the multitude.
Newspaper publishers are beginningi
to prepare for the changes which the 1
recently enacted law of Congress hasi
mtade concerning exchanges and pos
tage. The law says that "al l aws
and parts of laws permitting ille trans
mission by mail of say free smatter
whatever be and the aame is heerely
repealed from and afterJume30, 1873."
After that time, postage on weekly
newspapers will be five cents per
quarter, and ou dhtily newspapers,
thigth cents per quarter. The pos
taze mamy be paid quarterly in advance.
tither at the office where mailed, or
;t tits otlice wirta a ulci ewd,
Every y hi Cli .1.*5, 'I
ought to know, or ate ows of,
Colounel Andre* Jft4* flambill,
familiarly edihed by ` einbeua
friends "Jack Gambill,n 4,g : t
early times a pioneer packer in Trini
ti aWlkiies. Awara t t ,efat
tat the Colonelbaditt rhtt r fA
'he respeut~e psiti io ie
in Alah ,ma Tu Te f
once asked him if he had ewva sei
Land Admiral Reeside. "Know old
Reeide,Judgei Why t aser iew
lief! nHavinstrueck at Vt~tlt teme,
he t amheed : " I, d ýr ve Ad
airal out of oagry
winter, and it was alg )rogh,
tell you. Thar had been a power of
rait, equal to Cal for , ,the
roads were awful heavyr n fs4
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Loss team could do to pull air - piy
ata . Will, in addities to the rear
nail under lock and key in thaather
bags, there was always a ot-tcan
ass sacks filled with about a tth of
dpcuments and amd* ybtita
ter, franked by m'a i sof COi
I'd start out about two o'cloc in Ohe
1uolninig With.. i tlejadI. ~ k
1n thinigs awful heavy,. twould
be about startin' the Ot ifhtfwouf
take e en. ade ess'wonfiedtIdy
remnarkt ' Jak,yeJeg a :leag }f
of passengers and. treme 1 cs urg
mail; you'd better.diarihlite the con
gressio It- atter es.en Ae you e a n."
"All right," sayaL; ana elsi's you're
hurn, about a .mile out of town, in
crossing over a' creek swelled by the
late raim, overboard went eaery ran
vas bag. They floated down stream
asndlodged in a pile of driftwood on
.a sand bar about three-quartm of a
mile below. The water instie branch
fell early in the spring, leaving a
large pile of loam about flee drift pile,
and as the warm weather' eum on
them Cangressen's seeiAsbegan t.
sprout, and by the mi dle of sumueer
you ought to have seen my trct;
patch. Thar was punkins aird ishek
by the million; pasunips, careats, and
all kinds of beets; ruty beggars. and
other sorts of turnips. And goarda
runnin' all over the drift-wooii and
up into the trees; you'd ought to
have seen them gourds! The niggers
from all the plantatione tharabents
was in cover. They cam from all
quarter and gethered gourds until
they couldn't rest. I s'pose .nh re
member the old saying. " Afool for
luck, a poor man for children, a
Frenchman for dogs, and a nigger for
gourds." Well, Judge, use seels they
gathered from that era truck patch of
mine that fall was scattered all over
Northern Alabama, and although msy
mode of distributin' them thar Con
gressional docunments may not hive
been exactly a*wording to Grntter, yet
I consider it did the country at large
a powerful sight iaye good."
There has b1eenta gun standing be
hind a cupbaahem Pine.-tst resm
dence for the p* #ht yeass. It lw
longed to the occupant s father and
was set up thwedsinc ob4 h ftbii.
Its presenee was always rn ey7ere
to the occupan.k wife, who abased
fully with the sex their fear of ire
arms. So rthe other day, Friday, we
think, she intluced her husband to
take it down and fire it of' He 'had I
never fired, el a gan thati had been
loaded eight ywara: in f ct, he ayver
fired off a ngm at all, so he pofid it
out of a window and took nim- Into
the garden, withoet the faintest hm
(low of fear. His wife being afraid Of
fire-arms, stood behind his back and
looked ovef his shoulder with her
eyes tight shut. He shut bIl eyes,
too, and then he pulled the trigger.
What immediately followed neitlwr
appears to have any nettled idea. Do
says he can vaguely remember hear
ing a noise of some kind, and has an
indistinct impression of passing over
something which must have been his
wife, as she was found between hint
and the window by the neighbors who
drew him outsof that tire-place. The
fact that one of his shoulders was set
back about two indhes, and that three
of her teeth were iimbedded in his
scalp, seemed to indicate thatia step
ping back from the window ihe bur
done so abruptly, and this conclusion,
we are glad to say, Seas verified by
lioth on being restored to conscious
ness.--I)anbury Nisa. -
TiitED or PoLriics. - The mer
chants of New Orleans are thoroughly
tired of politics. The disturbed con
dition of affairs here has dmnaged
their business and they are anxious
for relief from the excitement and tin -
certainty which have s long existed.
They propose to d#yvte theujeolves to,
business, and to repudiate the politi
cians under whatever guise they umat
appear and for whatever , gnawed
~u rpose.
Louisiana cannot affwd l 4'ua, rt,
political agitators. Her people vat
railroad and steamship .conwestions
that will extend our commerce and
enlarge onw trade area. They want
the Fort st. Philip Cau-amd for a deep
water outlet, and a riet of towbotats
that will reduce fuights by ehcatpen
ing towage charges. There me tot
twenty respectable wholesale mner
chants in New Orleans who will liot
declare that they are tired of the
sound of politics and desire to have
the politicians of all stripes and grades
retire. The merchants have resolved
to 1uit politics. attend to business
and oce New Orleans to proswr.-
C(rescenL 'it:,.

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