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Ofaial Journal of the 1 es f Louiiana. Ofcial Journal of ie Paorish ofAaesion. Oiloial Jornal Towm of Dnalds4onville. LIO2NDEN E. BENTLEY, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR, SPosataeasters are authorized and re que4i te set a. agents for the CHiEF. gW Job printing in the highest style of the ait'at New Orle ps priee! Ieave your orders at the CHItr ofoee. I The Oma is ecepived byL al subscri bers PosnAo FREE. br y, - Jue b, 1875. Jaul Cape, a step-son of Hon. Fred. Marie of Terrebonne, was shot and killed at a ball in that parish on the 96th of May, by one Bourgeois, who also received a pistol wound, The recent raids by government officials on illicit liquor have given rise to a new slang term-" crooked whiskey," which has grown into sad den universal use to describe liquor upon which no duties have been paid. If any of our younger readers wish to receive a cheap and interesting.lit tle paper, we recommend them to the 2lortherna Messenger, published twice a month at Montreal, Canada, by John PDugai. & Son. Subscription, 30 cts. per annum, The Madison Journal, the only pa per published regularly in Madison parislbhas again been deprived of the official printing contract, which has been given top spasmodic publication issued from a Vicksburg job office. And the JTornal is a staunch, live newspaper, a credit to its section. 'or original ,bumor, the Brashear papers stand without rivals in the State-but if they do not discontinue the practice oft cribbing the funny items of the Danbury News and De troit Free Press, making only such sltertioOs as are necessary to give the purloined paragraphs local ap piloation, we shall feel it a profes sional duty to expose the clhlet. Bevenue officers have seized the rectifying establishment of one W. T: Marshall, Cincinnati, for illicit dis tilling. A small still was found in the cellar so arranged as to run the giaslp ltto a sewer at a mloment's xo tito. An effort was made to use this appliance upon the approach of the pfficer, but it failed, and the unlawful institution was squelched by the mas tiffs of the law who had scented the serpentine liquor from afar. The trial of Catoir Laudry of As suaption parish for the murder of a young man named Nichols Theriot, on Sunday, July 24th, 1870, took place before Judge Beattie at Na poleonville, this week, and resulted in acquittal of accused. The verdict was wholly unexpected, and public feeling ran so high that it was feared an effort would be mlade to lynch the prisoner and the foreman of the jury, lint no such violence was attempted. Col. D. F. Boyd, Superintendent of the Louisiana state University at Baton Rouge, has received from the Khedive ,of Egypt the tender of an apleoiutent as superintendent, of the Government Military School of that country, and will leave for the scene of his new lbor~ s within the next few weeks, having received reluctant per mission from Governor Kellogg to re tire from his present position at the head of the Baton Rouge institution. While the friends of the Colonel in all parts of the State will view his withdrawal from the sphere of his usefplDess here with regret, they will wish him godapeed on his journey and much prosperity and success in the strange land in which he is about to oast Noia fortune. ~-4.------_. A fatal quarrel occurred in the town of flouma, day before yesterjay, be twveeu essrs'. . P SJerburl.p, P'ar ish Judge of Terrebonne, and James L. )$eldeh , formerly an icuwmbent of the same olice, .hich resulted in thae Aheating of the latter, who lingered ten house, then died of lhis wounds. The di4fcutly grow out of a legal con test for the judgeship, to which both paraties clajlaed to have been elected last .Nouaber. They met Thursday, eam aner the Ingueuce of liquor, and exchange Jhigh words. Mr. Beldeu advatoed upon his antagonist with a drawn sword-cane, when the latter produced a revolver and fired two shots, ope striking Belden' in the &a4dg tjh otber is the right breast, jus .below the nipple. It is generally oniceded that Mr. Sherburne acted in self-dfeunse in this lamentable affair. 10e is ic jail awaiting examination. I THE "TRIED TERM" SPEOTRE VANISHED. At last the spectral visioni of a hor d shampe with wrinkled front and owering mien, seeming to portend Ihe destruction of our government, as been driven from the imagination bf those timid people who saw in the umed desire of President Grant to cure a third term, the advent of this bugbear of " Cssarism" or one an power. The Republican State onvention of Pennsylvania having dopted a resolution declaring it un ise to elect a President for a third rm, Gen. Grant has addressed a let r to the chairman of that body un nivocally asserting that be is not a ndidate for rerelection. 'I would ot accept a nomination if it were Bndered me," says the President, runless it should come under such rcumstanced as to make it an imper tive duty--circumstances not likely Q arise." There is no mistaking the intent Sthis language. The blunt soldier eieans what he says, and no cunning nstruction of his emphatic disavow by political tricksters will alter its ,aracter in the estimation of the peo e at large. They accept it as a rdclaration in good faith that its au ttor will not seek and does not desire a hird term, and that question is vir tnally eliminated fronm the political issues of the approaching campaign. POLITICS IN PENNBYLVANIA AND OHIO. The penusylvania Republican State Cjnvention met at Lancaster on Wed n sday of last week and unanimously rziomipated Gen. Hartranft for Gov eglor. H. W. Rawle is the candidate f4 Treasurer. The platform advo c:es the equality of all men, unity of tli nation, harmony of national and State governments, a faithful execu tiqn of the laws, protection to home in ustry, cheap transportation, free blnking, a sound currency, reserva ti n of the public domain to actual sattlers, equalization of soldiers' bounu ti s, honest men in office, opposition to tlird terpm for the President. The nnaional and State administrations we'e warmly indorsed. With an ex ce~ent platform, perfect organization and candidates of known integrity an4 pre-eminent ability, the Republi can" of Pennsylvania enter the cam paign with every hope of earning and securing a decisive victory at the polls in October. And the outlook in Ohio is none the less cheering from a Republican point of view. The State Convention that met at Columbus last Wednesday was one of the largest and most harmoni oun assemblages of the kind ever held in the State. The nominee for Gov ernor, R. B. Hayes, is a pure and popular pman, and the platform upon which the party has placed him is an admirable enupciation of principles that appeal to the loyalty and patriot ism of every citizen of Ohio and our conmpop country. Reaffirming the cardinal tenets of the national Repub lican organization, which have become received maxims of governmental pol icy, the Ohio Republicans declare: 1. The indissolubility of the Union and the right of all citizens to the equal protection of the laws; 2. A policy of finance should be steadily parsued that will ultimately equalize the pur chasing capacity of the coin and paper dollar; 3. In favor of tariff for rev enue, with incidental protection to American industry; 4. We stand by free education, our public school sys tem, taxation of all for its support, and no division of the school fund; 5. Under our Republican system of government there must be no connec tion between Church and State; 6. A revision of patent laws should be ef fected that will relieve industry from the oppression of monopolies; 7. A grateful people can never forget the services of our soldiers and sailors; it is due to them that liberality should be obtained in the adjustment of their pay and bounties; 8. The public do main should be scrupulously reserved for occupancy by actual settlers; 9. The determination of the government to collect the revenue and detect and punish fraud is deserving of unqual ified approbation ; 10. The powers of municipal corporations to incur debts should be restricted; 11. The exam p!e of Wasbingbton in retiring at the conclusion of his second presidential . term should be closely observed as a portion of the unwritten law o'f the Republic ; 12. The distinguished suc cess of President Grant's administra tion has ~ided to his fame as a soldier and patriot that of the capable and judicious statesman. Lil.e their brethren of Pennsylvania the 1.epuWicans of the Buckeye State.j enter the contest with every inidica tion of achieving a byilliant triumph and reclaiming their noble common wealth frihb the porrupt and incapa ble rule of the Democrasy. From the signs in the political sky there is ev ery reason to believe tliat a reaction from the results of the elections of last fall has set in, and we shall have been sorely deceived if the Keystone and Buckeye States do not go on the record in October as repudiating the idea that the control 'of their govern ments and that of the nation belongs to the Democratic rather than the Republican party. NEW ORLEANS COOEESPONDENCE. New ORLEANS, June 3rd, 1875. EDITOR CHIEF : There were some movements in military circles this week worthy of chronicle. Eight companies of the Thirteenth Infantry left on Tuesday -four for Baton Rouge, two for Vicksburg and two for Holly Springs, Mississippi. Colonel De Trobriand, with regimental headquarters, band, and two companies, remain in the city. The evening parades in La fayette square are ended, much to the dissatisfaction of juveniles, but mo tives of health and discipline have prompted a change of station. It was announced on Sunday that M. Chevalier of Paris, had manufac tured here a balloon 100 feet high, and would make an ascent on the fourth of July. It will contain gas to sustain it four days-during which time the aerial navigator proposes to make a number of observations of a scientific character. It will require a six inch main to supply it, and it is asserted there are but two in the city, one at the'gasworks and the other at Congo square, but it is expected that the " Hope" will psrzpounlt all ob stacles, The balloon is only one sensation, The evangelical churches have united to give Sunday e'ening performances at the Achdemy of Music, and the rattle of bones and clogs and the cir cus, gives way to a recital of the "old, old story " of the fall of mau, and the narrow path leading to redemption. Rev. John Mathews of the Caroudelet street Methodist Church, was the first to appear on the stage to smite the hearts of the wicked. On Sunday evening last the Academy was filled with them, and they all sang and prayed and believed they were doing a savory thing in the sight of the Lord. Rev. U. Q. Mallard will have something to say next Sunday even ing. Seats free at the Academy; re served seats in Heaven; tickets to be had at the Christian box office "Suffer all little children to come, and forbid them not." The decoration ceremonies at Chal mette were satisfactory to the parties participant, with the exception, that more who had borne and loved the " gray " were not present to pay homage to the boys in " blue," who are buried hundreds of miles away front vacant i. ~lairs and surrendered ties. The attendance was equal to any in former years. The freedmen, grateful to the instruments of Provi dence who severed their chains, were well represented; as were also ex Federal soldiers resident here. But the fact could not be dispelled, and caused unpleasant reflections, that ten years having lapsed between the close of the war and this decoration day-ten years of professed resump tion of allegiance to the old flag of the united country-so few of the "first and best" of Southern birth and society were there also, to give, by their presence, a fresh inspira tion to the friends of the Union. The dropping of a little flower on the grave of a brave, dead foe (a chris tian act, a humane one), would have been a graceful testimony of that chivalry and honor the people of the South so proudly lay claim to. There were decorations on that same day in other parts of the country where the " blue and the gray" met in fraternal accord and joined in a common ob servance-but at Chalmette, in sighlt of the queen city of the South, a city boasting of Southern intelligence and beauty, only a half-dozen Confeder ates thought it appropriate to be present. Not a word of cheer from their press, but it was alluded to as a Republican demonstration, a partisan affair-something entirely repugnant to the designers and participants in these memorial services. Away with sectional bitterness-pity the fallen dead-the blue and the gray-simple actors-in a great tragedy-victims to a national crime and calamity-but sons of common ancestors, speaking a common tongue and worthy of a com mon remembrance. Sheriff Morrison of Jefferson par ish has made return of the arrest of fifty inuhabitants of the island of Bar ataria, and took their parole to ap pear in court op a trial of their cause. That is the present stage of the oys ter War, and order reigns at Chenlere Cominada. On Wednesday, Colonel D. F. Boyd, Superintendent of the State University at Baton Rouge, obtained the consent of Governor Kellogg to accept the appointment tendered him by the Khedive of Egypt, as super intendent of the government military school. It is believed this appoint ment was procured through S. H. Lockett, late professor of engineering in the State University, now in the Egyptian service. Colonel Boyd'has a good reputation as a disciplinarian and educator, and it will appear quite novel to his many friends that he has consented to cast his lot among new and strange associations. Of late years the youngest has contributed much to the brains and talent of the oldest nation of the world, andAmer icans seem to be favorites with the progressive Khedive. More anon. GENERAL OBSERVER. THE FETE CHAMPETRE. A Brilliant Festival-Baton Rouge Fire men Participate-Breaking Ground for the New Catholic Church-A Musical Contest-The Baton Rouge Band Awarded the Medal. The Fete Champetre or Fair in aid of the Catholic Church building fund opened in fine style Saturday evening and continued in successful operation during the advertised period of three days. The stands and tables were nicely arranged under tarpaulin-cov ered framework to tihe east and south of the beautiful kiosk which stands in the rear of the church, while the bar was located in a basement room of the college building to the west. The tables were ornamented with bouquets of fresh flowers and the ki osk with festoons of evergreen and posies. At night light was furnished by scores of gaudy Chinese lanterns, which added greatly to the attract tiveness of the scene. Early Sunday morning a large del egation.of Baton Rouge firemen, ac companied by the Independent Silver Cornet Band of Baton Rouge and a number of guests, arrived at the land ing in the spacious towboat Ivy. The strangers were enthusiastically re ceived by our two fire companies and escorted to the Fair grounds in pro cesssion, commanded by Chief En gineer Sims. Phoenix took the lead, headed lhy the D. S. C. Band; the Baton Rouge firemen, comprising the members of Independence Fire Co. No. 2, and delegations from Washing ton steam Fire Co. No. 1 and Pelican Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1, came next, headed by the Baton Rouge Band; Ascension Hook and Ladder Co. brought up the rear, lead by an extempore band composed of mem bers of the St. Cecile and the late As cension Brass Band. Arrived at the grounds, Chief Sims spoke a few words of welcome to the visitors and the procession disbanded. Half an hour afterwards the firemen were again summoned in line, two abreast -one a Donaldsonvillian, the other a Baton Rougeian-and marched around to the truck-house of Ascen sion Hook and Ladder Co., where a couple of barrels of fresh lager were tapped and several brief addresses listened to from representatives of the various organizations present. The remarks of the speakers were eloquent and appropriate, and elicited enthu siastic responses from the hilarious audience. After an inspection of the truck-house and equipments, a visit was made to the Phoenixengine-house, and from here the-line of march back to the fair grounds was again taken up. At 1 o'clock in the afternoon the Baton Rouge firemen dined with Fa ther Cuppens, most of them having whetted their appetites by a stroll about town to "see the place." During the afternoon occurred, with impressive attendant ceremonies, the breaking of ground at the spot where the corner-stone of the new church is to be laid. A silver spade was used for the purpose, and this beautiful implement was afterward displayed upon one of the cake stands. Rev. Father Delacroix of Baton Rouge as sisted Father Cuppens in this cere mony and also in celebrating mass in the church. At four o'clock P. M. the Donald souville fire companies assembled at their respective halls and again marched to the scene of the fete headed by the D. S. C. Band, which organization was about to enter the contest for the gold medal. The bands expected from Plaquemine and Thib odatux did not arrive, so the Baton Rouge and Donaldsonville bands were the only ones competing for the prize. It was 5 o'clock when every thing was announced in rpadiness. The judges chosen were, Rev: C. Dela croix of Baton Rouge, Rev. W. Viol lier, assistant priest, and Mr. Felix Gauthreau,both of Donaldsonville. It was decided that the prize should be awarded for best execution. Our Donaldsonville band opened the ball with a fine operatic piece, charmingly executed. The cornet solo of Mr. Chas. Gecks was truly beautiful, and received much applause. The Baton Rouge band followed with "The spirit of the times," given in such ex cellent style that it was at once con ceded the D. S. C. B. had met foemen worthy their steel-or, -their German silver, would be more applicable. After a brief intermission another operaic' selection was given by the home band, "Robert le Dipble," and it would be difficult for any band in the State to excel the manner in which it was rendered. This was followed by " The Passion Flower " from the Baton Rouge organization, executed with such precision and spirit that the burst of applause which hailed its rendition was natural and merited. The contest up to this time was an nounced as a tie, and each band played another selection, the Donald souville organization adhering to the difficult music of the operatic descrip tion, and their opponents still giving lively airs with a dash and vim cal culated to carry the sympathies of a promiscuous assemblage, but pot al ways preferred by those who thor oughly appreciate the beauties of music. There was considerable dis cussion among the judges, but it was finally announced that the medal had been earned by the Baton Rouge band, and the verdict was received with enthusiastic cheers by their friends, Hon. Morris Marks was delegated by Father Cuppens to pre sent the medal, and this he did in a few well selected remarks, appropri ately responded to by Mr. Mentz, leader of the band. This episode was succeeded by the presentation of a splendid silver service, consisting of pitcher, two goblets and salver, to the D. S. C. Band, on the part of Father Cuppens, Mr. Marks again acting as spokesman. Mr. Chas. Gecks re sponded briefly, expressing the thanks of his band for the beautiful gift. The visitors remained with us un til 8& o'clock P. M., when a cannon fired from the tug announced the hour of departure at hand. They formed in line and were escorted to the boat by the Phenix and Ascen sion companies, the Baton Rouge band leading the procession, dis coursing martial music. At the land ing the parting cheers made the wel kin ring again, and as the tug steamed off the band on board struck up a lively air, which came to the ears of those on shore after the boat had dis appeared in the darkness. If our Baton Rouge friends enjoyed their visit as much as our local firemen did their company, they will not be loth to come here again. The Donaldson ville firemen will gladly hail the first opportunity of accepting the pressing invitations tendered them to visit 1Baton Rouge. Monday evening the ballot boxes in which votes had been cast for the lady's gold watch and gentleman's tortoise shell memorandum book, were opened and the ballots counted. For the watch,the total vote polled was 5300, which at 10 cts a vote, brought $530. Miss Cecilia LeBlanec, neice of Felix LeBlanc, Esq., proved the lucky candidate, she having received 1845 votes, the highest number given to any one competitor. The contest for the meumotandum book brought $86. Master Antoine Vives carried off the prize, polling 542 votes. The fete closed at a late hour Mon day night, and a summing up of re ceipts next day showed the handsome total of $1930, which is doing remark ably well in these dull times. The affair was well managed, and to the valuable assistance rendered Father Cuppens by the ladies and gentlemen who dealt out the refreshments much of the success is due. Our citizens have alwaysresponded liberally when called upon to encourage entertain ments for the benefit of the Catholic Church and this last occasion has been no exception to the rule. Firmir TO TWENTY I)oLLAERsSAVED.- Any one wishing a first-clas sewing machine can safe from fifteen to twenty dollars by the simple strategy of ehoosinj a Wilson Shuttle Sewing Machine, one of the meost perfect and capable machinesever igvented. It has every valuable improvement that can be named, and as all its friends know, works with equal facility in all classes of werk and on all kinds of goods. Machines willbe de livered at any railroad station or steamboat landing in this State free of transportation charges, if ordered thirough the Copay' Branch House, 189 C'aa street, newr. leans, La. They send an elegant catalogue sad chro mo eircular free on application. This company want a few more good agenta. The &icmceoBe a HrSt r an is at hand n lO t Ian e~l letnuaber, else inn the sxth. volume of this usemperlodl tse Al mo rg of sad resenmser o and good of sthe f Tlias number con teaies a s, e ount os o er Victim of Qulninlam; Bab hood .E.phc enAe Prayers a a Remed PAt pu ,larPh: eotSikeople; Ceothe CItar atived ....f ute olgq Th puew odoy use them, with recipe piwoe low; Carino, furo "n , In moebmeaih nt alhiat £ the life and labors of the lat s . Wells, besides a great amount of ppulat para book premium to all who a at onee. Address S. b. Wells I Co., 737 Broadway, Now York. The PAreaologial Josernal and Lf Iau trated for June comes to s a few days. in the month than is its wont; aodelay owo probably to the recent death ofda we known publisher. Aside from the sadaess occasioned by this event, it is an admirable specimen of this admirable monthly, and in dicates clearly enough the epiti at ead-i nuace and progress which hae .s long ciar aeterized its management.e ittmiay good thigsae P h slognosy In Pulpit Bisho pummins odwy te Yed piseoa Church; Our Busy Life; Alfred Ruin, concluaeing chapters; Pom the year d to. White Women and the Civil Bighta 3IM1; What a Boy I The King-Bir; Tendtebeles of Investigation in Cerebral Anatomy Sead A Story of laiunre and Its causes. We arc glad to learn that no change will be made I the business except to eag and iamprove ite usefulness commensurately with tbhe im & Co., Publishers. - pnroved futies ll serehral A lat Ill new odrlees, 73 rnogiad , ...e o, , aig ,.. UNPRECEDENTED SUCCESS ! ! 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The, time-bonored motto of QUICK SALES AND SMALL PROFITS, I faithilly observed, And we invite the public to bhamine and price our good., tht th t a be assured we make no vain and empty boast in saying Our Prices Defy Competition, Seeihg is Believing. Give us a all., Look for the big sign of MIARX ISRAEL, On the Front street, apl5 DO.V.ILDSON VIf,LE. lyr. R. W. .4I/cGALLIARD, Office in Cresent Ilace, Domald.seaylle. La. U C"Y BUTLERks Boarding & Lodging House, CIESCENT PLACE, DONALDSONVILLE, LA. Golo aceomedatnon for travellers at Tea onabl, priens. sepW27,7 ALBERT BUQUOI, Collector, Respectfullyoffers lis services to the busi ness publi and his frtiend gefsnraly in the paris, of Ascension and tows of Deaiiesm. villa for the colleetiona ef 6e0mae. An bus. mess entrusted to his ce ill reeir.tlem promptest attentids. J OSEPH BORA, Mews Ageut on New Orleans aod LsOemia tma Will furnish aIl thl e leswy. dfte of the North. 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