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Oltoial Jourmnal of the State of Louisiana, Parish of Asoesion and Town of Donaldsonville. VOLUME IV. DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 1875. NUMBER 18. I III .' III i •"~ I I 1m`lIIIii i . 1JI il i i ~ III l li II onaIbalsnb li Qtitif. Amiens Humani Generis. A Wide-Awake Home Newspaper, Published Every Saturday, at Dmnldsonville, Aaoeasion Parish, La, LINDElN E. DENTLEY, Enrroa AoN PUaoramuroL TERMS OPF SUBSOCIPTION: One copy, one year,................... 3 00 One copy, six months,................. 1 50 oig copies, one year....................15 00 Twelve copies, one year,..............25 00 Payable invariably in advance. AD VERTIING RBAT8 : (A square is the space occupied by ten lines Agate type, about } of an inch.j quiVArs. I mo. 2moos. is. 6uos. 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Mlcntyre, New Orleans. Chas. O. Donnaud, " Geo. P. Rowell & Co., New York. P. H. Walker & Co., Baltimore, Md. POLITICAL DIRECI'TORY. Union Bepub.'Oongresional 0ommittee. 5. CHANDLER. President. JOHN A. LOGAN, Vice President. A. H. Cralgen, John Coburn, N. P. Chipman, H. E. Havens, Eugene Hale, 8. B. Conover, Gee. W. Hendee, J. W. Flanagan, Henry L. Pierce, James Wilson, J. M. Pendleton, G. W. Hasleton, H. H. Starkweather, 8. O. Houghton, The.. C. Platt, "J. I. Lu&and, Maens b/Ward, H. . (eals, Simon Cameron, J. H. Mitchell, Wa. J. Albert, 8. A. Cobb, John F. Lewis, A. I. Boreman, C. L. Cobb, Wi. M. Stewart, Rieh'd H. Whiteley, P. W. Hitchcock, Ge. E.. Spencer, Powell Clayton, Geo. C. McKee, 8. B. Chaffee. J. Rodney West, R. C. McCormiak, .. R Bandy, 8. B. Elkms, J. M. Thornburg. Address communications to Hon. Z. Chan dler, President, or to the Secretary of the Union Republican Congreesional Committee, Washington, D. C. septblioan Oentral Executive Oommittee State of Louisiana. S. B. PACKARD, President. JAMES LEWIS, Vice President. CHARLES HILL, Secretary. L. LAMANIERE, Assistant He'y. J. R. G. PITKIN, Corresp'd'g Seo'y. B. P. JOUBERT, Treasurer. SII5-UISCTU I (O0MMITWU. i. B. Packard, Chairman ex-offeio. 3. F. Flanders, James P. Casey, B. F. Joubert, C. W. Lowell, Michael Hahn, James Longstroet, James Lewis, C. C. Antoine, Joha 8. Harris, T. T. Allain, 1. A. Bray, F. Riard. PIANCsC COMWTT3rU. O. C. Blandin, Chairman. B. F. Joubert, P. 1. S. Pinebback, C. F. Ladd, T. B. Stamps, Levi Darrall, John Gair, William F. Loan, J. L. Herwig, Thomas A. Cage, L. E. Bentley. ADDITIONAL nuBInES. . W. W. Dewees, George Y. Kelso, Raford Blent, Allen Greene, J. Ed. Burton, D. C. P. Hill, Louis J. Souer. Commaneatinons should be addressed to .Le president, Hea. S B. Packard, New Or lears, La. epabliosn Oongressional Committee Third District of Louisiana. P. G. DEBLONDE of Iberville, President. Asesaul ............Louis Lefort, Asumuptiao .......... Meyer Kahen, C a ..........C. .Nrbe. Cameron..........L. I. Tnaey, Iberli...............P. M. Soule, Iberrille ...........George Randolph, .........William *.rr ll, ., ...........Chales dre Bv, r ..........J. A. Brookahier. I , "Parish Eiethive Osmaittee POPkofm AAmaidon. d Peseident. RL.. " Cable J ,oodaidk,. Nathan Hays, d, Iredericl Pobb, V. C. Centrells, Cable Jaosoin, - r, Charles Henry, vowt, - Roberson, vr.te, dy, John W. Graves, Htry Joseph Carter, Hery . Allo. Stdphea, Arthur Barnett, wateaties g t be addressed to e a .se stru,, Doaeldsoaville. a s.urax comrrsss. L. II TiEY. Chairman. rwAT aeulr. Baaty aeairtsk Yobb, , il Brandy, '` Conway, Z ir I". Hesuage of the Governor. The New Orleans Rqepubliea of the 5th instant contains the following ed itorial comment upon Governor Kel logg's annual message to the General Assembly: The message transmitted to the Legislature which yesterday assem bled is more important than any gu bernatorial document that has ever been laid before a Louisiana.Legisla ture. It is almost too much io ask of the opponents of the present admin istration a careful and impartial peur sal of this State document. But what their prejudices may deny, their purses may accord in the way of at tention and conviction. The rate of taxation has been reduced seven mills, and this in the face of the fact that previous Legislatures had left a legacy of heavy obligations that have been met and provided for. The message opens with allusions to tile disastrous crevasses that have swept away the productive industry of a large portion of the State. Tile aid received from other States is freely acknowledged, and to Massachusetts is offered the gratitude of the State. The collection of taxes for the past :ear shows a small deficit, but the depressed condition of all business will sufficiently account for this. The recommendation to the effect that'the funding board should be comn posed of the presiding officers of time Chamber of Commerce, the Merchants' Exchange, the Cotton Exchange and two other citizen;, calls for immediate action. That portion of the message sug gesting the abolition of fines as attach ing to clerks of court, portwardems, flour inspectors, hay inspectors and harbor masters should claim the im mediate action of those who represent the tax payers offthe State, by virtue of their promises of reform. As a fur ther measure of reduction of expendi tures, the General Assembly is asked to scrutinize its own expensbes, and to curtail its force of pages and clerks. The whole message is fraught with suggestions of economy, and leaves to the Legislature no chance for evad ing tihe pending issues of material re lorm. In relation to the levees the views of tile Governor are practical and aim at a restoration of a thorough levee systemu by equable taxation and na tional aid. The duty of repairilng old levees, which his excellency would imupose upon riparian proprietors, is more than comlpemsaled by shipping facilities ancotlme saving ol hiVihm8Fa. While acknowledging the importance of railroads and the lamentable fcwt thiat this material adjunct to comn merce is at present in abeyance, the Governor calls attention to the im po sibility of further subsidy or State aid in any shape. The message, as will be seen, ad vocites principally retrenchment and relborm. While his excellency by no means ignores the great enterprises that would swell our commerce and restore the State to prosperity, he yet points out clearly and forcibly that the interests of the State can only be subserved by obedience to law, economy and energy. Honesty and thrift klone can do the work. Financial tact and the genius for con ducting great schemes of internal im provement may answer when the finances are flourishing, and the re sources of the country ready for de velopment. But the Grovernor wise ly recommends economy, leaving to energy to accomplish the rest, ascap ital will undoubtedly come at the call of a State whose expenses are less than its collections. The lop ping off of superfluous officials, and the reduction of fees and salaries will meet with determined opposition. It remains only for the representatives who have proclaimed their intentions of reform so loudly to verify their promises. This they can do by sus taining Governor Kellogg, and by carryinug out his wise counsel. The Wheel of Fortuno. There was never a more complete exemplification of the truth of the adage that it is a "long lane that had no turn." At least such, we take it, to have been the feelings of a certain Eureka family when a brief telegram yesterday informed them of the death of an only aunt in London. The rela tives here, however, are two genera tions removed, and can not, therefore don many weeds, no matter how in consolable their grief. In the case under notice the healthy condition of the bank account of the dear departed ought to operate as a powerful as suager. A three-million estate ought to exercise a comforting effect. It most assuredly would, were we the chief mourner. Well, to hurry on with our story, the old aunt, a widow lady, died in London, seized and possessed of three millions in lands and money. Her husband, who was very wealthy at the time, departed this life many years ago. The old lady hung on, like rich people generally do who have poor relations. But she has finally gone to rest. Peace to her asses. She had four brothers all of whom have been residents of the Pa cific coast since the early days of gold mining in California. Two of them live in San Diego, and the other two in one of the cow countiesof ourneigh boring State. All of the brothers are unmafried save one, and he has but a single issue, a married daughter, who has resided in Eureka for the last three years. The four brothers and the niece living here are, therefore, the le heirs to that three million estate ross the Atlantic. Let us see: five into three millions goes six hundred thousand times. No Irish dividend about that. It is grand cash, and should serve to keep green the mem ory of the good old woman for a long time. Two of the California brothers passed Palisade yesterday on their way for London, to file their claim to the estate. Our Eureka friends who have so suddenly become rich have hitherto been unfortunate in the ex treme. Since in Eureka they have been once burnt out and once flooded, losing every dime they possessed in both instances. Being frugal and in dustrious they have struggled with fate's stern decrees, maintaining un der the most trying circumstances a measure of cheerfulness seldom en countered here below..-Eureka Sen tinel. The Charley Ross Kidnappers. When in after years the strange and romantic story of the abduction of Charley Ross is told, together with the tragic fate of those who stole him from his home, the search for the lit tle fellow, and his supposed where abouts in mainy different places, the cruel and infamous aspersions thrown out against the sorrow-stricken fam ily, the overwhelming grief of the parents of the boy, their sleepless nights, and the tremendous strain up on their nervous systems, whi-hl have well nigh brought both fathelr and mother to death's door-the whole train of circumstances connected with the affair, willifind few parallels outside of the annals of fiction. A touching, strange, and startling scene in con nection with the case was developed in New York on Tuesday. The dead bodies o(f the two burglars, Mosher and Douglass, were taken to the Brooklyn morgue for identification, and Walter Ross, the elder brother of Charley, who was in company with the latter when stolen, visited this temporary resting place of the dead in company with his two uncles. No one was allowed to converse with him, and while he was in Sup erintendent's oflice the greatest care was exercised by the attendants to prevent the little fellow being spoken to by the reporters. The reason for this, as given afterward, was that Me. Walling was anxious that- the boy should see the dead bodies of Mosher and Douglas before any one could speak to him about what had taken bodies had been stowed away in a vault the night before, and the first one brought out was that of MoMshe:, the man who, according to Walter's account, wore goggles when lie amnd his companion in the buggy took himn and his little brother away. The moment the body was brought out Walter exclaimed, " Why, that's the man who gave inme candy in the bug gy I " When questioned as to how he recognized him so easily, he said: " I remember him by his nose; I never saw a nose like that before I saw him that day." Callahan, the gardener, who hadl also seen the two men in the buggy the day they stole poor Charley, recognized the body of Mosher as that of one of the men who were in the buggy. How this sad case will terminate is, of course, shrouded in mystery, yet the police authorities of New York and Philadelphia are hopeful that the little fellow is alive, and will be found in a short while. God grant that it may be so.--Wasl&hinloa Chronicle. "Accidental shooting" is what the White League papers report to be the verdict of a colored coroner's jury in the case of a negro in the tenth ward, who was riddled with bullets while standing in his own door by eight or ten young men who happened to be pas sing on Christmas. One of the au thors of the accident blandly remaked, " there 'is that d-d nigger now; boys lets go for him." A brisk fire was opened upon the house and its inmates during which the accidental shooting, of the owner took place. But this has been balanced by the result of another coroner's 'inquest. One citizen as saulted another with a cane. A des perate conflict took place, in which most unfortunately the assailant was killed. The inquest resulted in an affidavit against the survivor of willful murder. The police magistrate, how ever, dismissed the charge in less than five minutes after he had heard the the testimony. Thus it will be seen that there is plenty of justice in New Orleans, though it needs distributing around a little more evenly.-N. O. Republican. THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD. -The Texas or Southern Pacific rail road, embracing the Texas and Atlan tic Pacific in combination, as appears by thependingbill introduced by Sen ator Scott, of Pennsylvania, and also from the map of the company showing the route of theroad, finds connection in the main line from Shreveport southeastwardly to New Orleans, and from Springfield, Missouri, on the Atlantic and Pacific, via St. Louis to the Northeast and North. There is no connection provided for in the present bill or programme with rail road centres of the Virginias, Caroli nas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky. To nmeet this defect in the route, a connection is proposed from Springfield, Miasou ri, to Memphis, Tennessee, .and the Senators from the Eastmrn and South eastern States, including prominently and specially Senators Johnston, of Virginia; Ransom, of North Carolina; Robertson, of South Carolina; Gor don, of Georgia; Goldthwaite,of Ala bama ; Alcorn, of Mississippi; Coop er, of Tennessee; Dorsey, of Arkan sas, and Stephenson, of Kentucky, and many leading Southern Congress men are waiting to insure this modifi cation of Senator Scott's bill which would unite the entire system of rail way east of the Mississippi, and make it essentially a Southern Pacific rail road. The measure thus modified possesses gr~at strength, not only as a matter oi comity and justice in view of the liberal aid given to the Union and other Pacific roads by the gov ernment, but is further favored by promineut Northern Congressmen as an important and practical measure for the relief and reconstruction of the impoverished States of the South. The New Finance Bill. The Albany Eveniing Journal, in dis <'u:.sing the Sherman finance bill very chllarly and briefly states the merits of the measure as follows: " 1. It is a distinct pledge of re sunoption and commits the Republican party and the Government Itnquali tiledly to that policy. " 1I. It puts an end to the danger of inflation and of any further debase ment of the currency. " III. It defines the restoration of a sonud currency as the settled, stedrly obj-ct of the government, and confides it to aa frii.ndly Administration which will carefully study every needed pre paration, if the present nmeauns are not adequate, to mark it an assured suc "IV. It produces no sudden and violent shock to business interests naming a period for resumption suf ficiently remote to give ample warn ing and to avoid severe disturbance, thus conciliating the favor and sup port of that large class who would oppose alny precipitate action. " V. It recognizes, as the true pol icy of the countty, the withdrawal of the greenbacks alnd the establishment of free bank issues on a specie basis as our national currency-thms mnak ing the burden of resumption easier for th,- Goverinment and throwing it upon tile banks. SV: It gets rid of our dirty, muti-' lated, and debased shinplasters, and if sncessful in keeping in circula i qLtd e*&LAv isaced iu thei ir place, if once Thir m with the nust of coin, and makes a good perpa.rattory steop for geIeral resump tion. " " VII. If it should prove difflcult in the experiment to keep silver afloat, on account of its superior value, if the tendency should be to hoard it or export it-then it would afford a prac tical leCson in the principles of cur rency and would do more to diffuse a correct understanding of the real es sentials of resumption than all the ab:;tract discussion of ecoonloic truths. " VIII. In short, the measure faces the country squarely towards resump tion, and puts to practical test the 'proposed methods of reaching it. The pledge is given, and, if the means are inadcquate, others will be provided. What to do With the South. There is a probability that before the winter is over there will be seen something of a change in the policy of the administration toward the dis ordered districts in the South. Not only the President but every other sensible person in the North has grown very weary of the long and ghastly series of butcheries that. have been perpetrated against the negroes by the White Leaguers, and no one need be greatly surprised to see some more vigorous measures taken before long if the troubles do not cease. There are now in the South two Congree sional committees, charged with in vestigating the political condition of Louisiana and the causes of the re cent massacre at Vicksburg. Before those committees left Washington the President sent to the members com posing them a personal request to call at the White House. This they did separately, and had an earnest inter view with the President. He told them of his anxiety to see the South ern people pacified, and to that end his desire to learn the exact truth about the situation there, and just how far either side had been to blame for the disastrous occurrences of the past year. Many of the members of Congress, including Mr. Hurlbut of Illinois, who is on the Vicksburg com mittee, are of opinion that it is absurd to expect Congress to keep the army patrolling the South and unless the disorders cease it will be best to re mand two or three of the most dis contented States to a territorial form of government. The President's idea is to put Gen. Terry in command of the Department of the South, leaving Gen. Emory in command of Louisiana, and to exercise closer watchfulness over the White Leaguers than has hitherto been done. It is apparent to him that the whites in Mississippi, Louisiana and Georgia are too well organized and armed to be either peaceable or just. As the report of the Vicksburg and New Orleanscommittees will un doubtedly have a strong influence in determining the future policy of the government toward the South, those reports will be awaited with especcial interest.-Cleveland Leader. News Items. The municipal debt of 'Boston is $29,000,000. The Danish consulate at New Or leans is vacant. Kalakana's name is pronounced Kollow-kow-ah. Mrs. Motley, wife of the English historian, is dead. The Louisiana question is under discussion in Congress. Two large fires occurred at Corry, Pa., last week. Loss $32,000. The Mississippi river is gorged with ice six miles below St. Louis. A rumor of the death of Espartero, the Spanish statesman, is pronounced false. Win. H. Rinehart, the noted Amer ican sculptor, died at Rome, Italy, recently. The message of the Mayor of New York says the debt of the city is $142,000,000. Dr. Cornelius Adams of Augusta, Ga., fell into a canal at Graniteville, S. C., and was drowned. . The Von Armin appeal will be passed upon by the higlBest Court in Prussia, the Obergericht. Gov. Tilden of New York and Mayor Wickham of New York city were in augurated on the let instant. Judge Abram Martin, the oldest lawyer of the Montgomery, Ala., bar, died on Friday night, Jan. lst. The steamship San Marcos, from Galveston, went ashore eighteen miles south of Cape Henry, on the o1t. A boiler in the Warehouse Iron Works, Boston, burst last Monday, killinlg one man and injuring four. 1,076,060 bushels of coal have been shipped from Pittsburg for New Or leans withing the past two weeks. Hiram H. Roberts has been nomi nated for Governor by the Democratic State Convention of New Hampshire. It is thought the Tilton-Beecher libel suit will occupy the entire Jan uary term of the Brooklyn City Court. Two men were killed and another woumlnded by an explosion in Surto tunnel, near San Francisco, Dee.aOth. The steamer Thomas Brooks was wrecked ou. the southern coast of Cuba last week. Thirty-tive lives lost. The special election for She i:iu Vicksburg, last week passed off ly. The Republicans refrained vot.mmr-. rne , ., was t a large conihgration on Tuesday.. The pro perty destroyed is valued at Queen Victoria dispensed her usual bounties of beef, breadstuffs and coal to the pioori, at Windsor Castle, on New Year's Daiy. The planers, .riveters and boiler maiktes of liull, England, have struck ocl account of a reduction of ten per cal. in their wages. A brilliant reception was held at the White House on New Year's Day. A deputation of Mexican War vet erans were among the visitors. The brig Mississippi, with cotton, from New Orleans for Havre, went as-ore on Cary's Fort reef, Fla., on the 30th ult. Wreckers are discharg ing her cargo. The Sulreme Court of Alabama has orgalizedl with R. C. Brickell, Chief Justice, T. J. Judge and E. R. Manning, Associates. hoes. G. Jones wuas appointed reporter. The delegation sent to Mexico by the New Orleans Chamber of Com merce on a commercial mission has arrived safely at the capital city and wet; with a cordial reception. Gen. Morgan L. Smith, who com manded a division in the Fifteenth U. S. Army Corps during the war, died in New York city on the 31st ult., of congestion of the lungs. Mr. Fabuis McKay Dunn,, a prom inent Republican and one of the ad muinistrators of the Charity Hospital, was shot and killed in New Orleans, on New Year's night, by some un known person. The trustees of the estate of Stephen Girard of Philadelphia have resolved on account of the increased income from the trust, to provide for 500 more orphans. There are now .550 in Gir ard College and 134 P.pplicants for admission. The steamer Jno. B. Maude struck a snag near O. K. landing, forty miles above Helena, Thursday night of last week, and sunk in twelve feet of water. It is feared the boat will prove a total loss. Most of the cargo will be saved. No lives were lost. it is gratifying to know that Presi dent Grant understands the import auce of a comprehensive and efficient levee system. He saw enough of the wild will of Mississippi's tide while besieging Vicksburg to give him a good deal of practical instruction on the subject. In lpree matters State lines must be ignored, and a jurisdic tion sufficiently comprehensive to embrace the great river in its entire ty, from its sources to its outlet, most be invoked, or no real security is at tainable. It is really to be hoped that a wise application of federal resour ees and authority will be brought to the solution of our levee problem. Contordiu Eagle. Head-waiters-Barbers. Silence is thp Attest reply to folly. Cheap living-Living on exeite ment. A bootless eaterprise-Going bare foot. What a barber mus*'t do-Lather his wife. Something to boot-Lightning-rod peddlers. A good kick out of doors is better thah a rich uncle. The worst kind of edupation-To be bronght up by a policeman. To a poor man with a large family, glory is of but little account. When you hear a row next door, it is a sign the mother-in-law is paying a visit to the family. "Halo" bonnets probably derive their name from the exclamation of husbands when they sae the bill. A Dutchman describes New Yorkers as "berry fine peeples," who "go about der streets sheating each oder, and dey call dat bizziness." It must make a man feel mean to pay an old debt because he thinks he is going to die, and then have the doo tor pull him through all right. That farmer understood human na ture who said : "If you want to keep your boy at home, don't bear too hard on the grindstone when he turns the crank." An Illinois debater "had 'em" when he arose and said: " Yes, gentlemen, Waterloo was the biggest kind of a tight, but Washington whipped 'em like a wink!" A Covington man died and they put him on ice, but he awoke in the night and yelled out: " Why don't you put some more wood;in that stove 9" An agricultural paper says that kind words will cure a cow of kicking, but many prefer the old way of mauling the critter Vith a fence rail until her heart is brtten. A wicked man in Davenport, being on his death-bed, wished toj consult somp proper person regarding his fu ture state, and his friendz sent a fire insurance agent to him. Toledo papers announce that there is plenty of work in that city, but carefully conceal the faet that said work is sitting on a bench in front of a coal stove and wishing it were spring. Mr. B. Young, of Salt Lake City, is sick nigh unto death. Mr. Young is enousgh to so around.-lfera. When a boy is sitting on the sunny side of a horse-barn, waiting for his father to come home and "lick " him, you might talk astronomy to him for tour straight hours and not excite his intercet. A slumbering Detroiter is said to have snored so loud that the police " thought it was a horse a groaning." We should like to know wgat the po lice were doing awake that time of night. An Indiana man bet $10 that he could ride the fly-wheel in a saw-mill, and as his widow paid the bet she re marked: "William was a kind hus band, but he did't know much about fly-wheels." An inquiring man thrust his fingers into a horse's mouth to see how many teeth he had. The horse closed his mouth to see how many fingers the man had. The curiosity of each was fully satisfied. There are thirty or forty different kinds of religion in this country8 and it worries the celestial entry clerk immensely to have people tumbling into heaven in such singularly as sorted lots. A New Hampshire family has used one stove for twenty-eight years, while a Detroit man has kicked three to pieces within a year. Some men, as mson as they get a little down hearted, go for the cookstove right away. Yesterday we overheard a voter from the rural districts say that lihe "had voted every darned ticket ex cept the constitutional elmmand ments, but he let them alone, as he never did -know much about com mandments anyhow." A Chicago alderman tried for three hours to think of George Washing-, ton's last name, but he couldu't do it. He said he knew it was George, and that the man had something to do with the Mexican war, but he couldn't remember further. A gentleman took the following tel egram to the telegraph office: "Mrs. Brown, Liverpool street. I announce with grief the death of Uncle James. Come quickly to read will. I believe we are his heirs. John Black." The clerk having counted the words said : "There are two words too many, sir." "All right, eat out ' with grief,'" was the reply. Two Irishmeni, on a certain, occa sion, occupied the same chamber. In the morning one of them inquired of the other. "Dennis, did you bear the thunder in "the night 1" " No, Pat; did it really thunder 1" "Yes; it thundered as if hiven and earth would come together." " Why the deuce, then, didn't ye wake me, for ye know I can't slape when it than ders?"