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bers PO5TAGE FREE.
Saturday, May 4, 1878.
Several hundred gallons of win(
will be made from grapes and dew.
berries in Poiute[ lipee pa jaih,;thhi
Our North Louisiana exchanges,
without exception, report the crop
prospects of that section of the State
as unusually flne and encouraging.
The District press teems with
praise of Congressman Acklen, whos
maideo efforts in the service of his
*constlittouts give promise of such
European agairs are in statu quo
Bismarck nod Gortschakoff are both
ill, and this delays negotiations for a
conference, but there is yet reason to
believe that the pending differences
will be settled by pacific arbitration.
The State Central Committee of
the Democratic-Conservative party
met in New Orleans on Wednesday,
and decided to call a State conven
tion, at Baton Rouge, on the first
Monday of August. Nearly half the
committee favored a later date, but
they were outvoted by a majority of
District Court will begin its regular
term ii; the parish of St. James on
Monday next. Judge Duffel created
quite as favorable an impression
AImong the people of St. John as he
did in St. Charles, and he bids fair to
become the most popular magistrate
who has occupied the district bench
since the war.
At a recent municipal election in
Opelousas a warm contest was waged
between the ins and the outs for con
trol of the Common Council. The
jnn kept in, while the outs are further
put than ever. Each ticket had the
names of four white and three colored
candidates, but the Courier report
tIjatithe coloredvote was cast'almost
unitedly for the successful ticket.
Wm. M. Tweed's last words, ad
-dressed to his attending physician,
I have tried to do some good, if I have not
had good luck; I am not afraid to die; I
lielieve the Guardian Angels will protect
It is now in order to have these
beautiful sentiments printed in a tract
and circlated among the young
people of the rising generation, in
order that they may emulate the vir
;uons career of the utterer, whose
upright li(e gave hinm courage to meet
death and faith to believe in a blessed
existence beyond the tomb.
Information has reached the Terre
boone Progress to the effect that Mr.
Leon Godchaux of New Orleans, a
engar commission merchant doing
u heavy business in the Lafourche
parishes, cleared over $40,000 last
season. Wo are ignorant of the
ource from which our contemporary
derives this infonmation, but we feel
quite confident that the statement is
.rioneous, and that Mr. Godchaux's
,)ooks will show a deficit on last
year's operations larger than the sur
plus accredited to hinm by the Pro
grese. It would be anomalous for one
tarn to make heavy gains in a legit
imate business during a season when
others in the same line either lost
largely or barely held their own.
.'Tihe grand Jury of St. John parish
have investigated the sensational tale
published im the St. Charles Mirror,
ond reproduced in the CHIEF two
weeks ago, relative to the alleged
4 iscovery* of a human skeleton be
neath au old kitchen on Mr. S. Cam
bou's place, supposed to be the re
mains of Mr. Catubou's wife who mys
terionsly disappeared several years
ago, under circumstances which are
said to have caiwl sqspicions of the
gravest charaeter peon Mr. Cambon.
The jury report that there is not the
alightest foundation for the horrible
story now revived-that it is a slan
der upon the good name of an honor
able citizen. Jast after ipe wife's
lisappearauce, when sgspe social
ghuul started the rumor of foul play,
14r. Caiubou denna4ded a judicial in
yeatigatiom, but the aspersion was so
Uapare.y groundless that the au
ihorif wos*uldtake no cognizauce of
THE NEW COLLECTOR.
New Orleans has a Collector of
Customs at last, ex-Congressman
George L. Smith of Caddo parish
having been appointed to that posi
tion and contirmed by the Senate.
! For some days prior to the apphiit
mnet it wap regarded certain that the
contest lay between Mr. Smith anal
lion. A. H. Leonard, also of Caddo,
with Mr. Packard favoring the latter.
Mr. Smith himself is represented to
have urged the appointment of Mr.
Leonard, but the President, just be
fore leaving for Philadelphia to dine
with the Union League Club. deci
ded to send the name of Smith to the
Senate. The Committee on Com
merce reported favorably upon the
nomination day before yesterday and
it was confirmed the same day.
The political record of Mr. Smith
of course renders him obnoxious to a
large class of people interested in the
business of the Custom-House, but a
personal acquaintance with the gen
tlkinau and a knowledge of his
capacity and agreeable deportment,
leads us to believe that he will prove
a competent, energetic and eventual
ly popular official. It was only rea
sonable to expect that the President
would choose a Republican to fill the
position, and to our mind he has
made a good selection. Mr. Smith
belonged to the liberal wing of the
Republican party, and it was greatly
f due to his management that Mr.
Leonard, Judge Boarman and others
of that class in the Fourth Congres
sional District were induced to ally
themselves with that political organi
This seems to be an extraordinary
year for the production of monstrosi
ties in animal life, in this State, at
least. 'Besides those we have previ
onsly noted, the Iberia Sugar-Bowl
reports a live four-legged chicken
brought to its office; the St. Charles
Herald editor has recently seen a
chicken with two bodies and but one
head, the bodies being joined at the
neck, and a pig with two snouts and
three eyes, two of the latter being in
their natural positions and one in the
centre of the forehead; while ye fes
tive Hyams of the West Baton Rouge
Sugar Planter, seriously discourses
of a neighbor's phenomenal kitten
" with five tails, four ears and an
extra fore leg. The tails all spring
from the same source and are of
mixed colors; the ears are in pairs,
while the fifth leg appears between
the two in front. Tails, ears and ex
tra leg are well developed and do not
seem to inconvenience the juvenile
feline in the least." Contemplating
the gradual yut startling augmenta
tion of the wonderful and unnatural
as demonstrated by this swelling rec
ord, we begin to ask ourselves in
alarm where this thing will end. Can
it be possible~that Development of
Species is about to undergo a total
disruption and that we are on the
brink of terrible Chaos? Are the
laws of nature to. be subverted and
replaced by the fickle sway of
Chance? Oh! for some Darwinian
peer who, instead of tracing our
genealogy back to the days of our
happy apehood, would pierce the
future with prophetic eye and re
lieve our mind-if so he might-of
the oppressive apprehension that the
tide of degeneration has set in, and
that the earth will soon be inhabited
by a conglomeration of malformed
and misshapen things, with four-leg.
ged chickens and five-tailed cats a
prominent feature of the distressing
Proposed amendment No. 2. to the State
Constitution, provides that the Legislature
shall meet every two years, instead of annu
ally, and limits the session to ninety days.
If adopted, this would save the State about
$100,000 a year.-Bossier Banner.
We hope, therefore, the Banner
which favored a constitutional con
vention-is not among those mis
guided journals frivolously calling
upon the people to vote down this and
other salutary amendments, out of
pure spite, because the General As
sembly declined to recognize the
necessity for an early convention.
Such proposed amendments as
No. 3 will be adopted by heavy ma
jorities; the voters of this State are
not so blind to their own welfare as to
oppose salutary reforms from mere
sentimentality, especially when by
doing so they run the risk of continu
ing indefinitely extravagances and
abuses in the government which a
favorable opportunity is afforded to
abrogate entirely or materially miti
The proprietor of the London 75mes,
Mr. Walters, is said to have written a
book for private circulation in which
he declares his belief that before the
chese.9f thanineteenth century Russia
asid-America will be the only first
}lawa powers in the world.
LET US HAVE A BRIDGE.
The Directors of Thibodaux Bridge Corn
pany met on April 13, and declared a divi
dend of seven per cent. on the capital stock,
or one dollar and seventy-tive cents per
share, out of the revenues of the three
mouths ending March 31, 1878.- Thibodaux
Isn't that enough to make us turn
green with envy, and to stir up suf.
ficient of the latent enterprise alfong
our citizens to secure the construe
tion of a bridge over the Bayou La
ftn.rche at Donaldsonville? The tolls
charged for crossing the Thibodaux
bridge are more reasonable than
those exacted for ferrage at this
place, and yet the bridge yields a
revenue aggregating twenty-eight
per cent. per annum on the capital
invested. therein! Certainly there
would be as much travel over a
bridge at this point as at Thibodaux,
if not more; and there is no reason to
suppose the ratio of profit derived
from such an institution here would
be less than that yielded at our sister
village down the bayou. Where,
then, can such another favorable op
portunity be found for the remuner
ative employment of a few thousands
of dollars, as is afforded in the forma
tion of a Donaldsonville Bridge Con
pany and the building of a toll-bridge
to replace the slow-coach, primitive
ferry upon which we are solely
dependent for transportation across
the Lafourche at this place.
By the construction of a bridge
several desirable objects might be at
tained: public convenience would be
subserved; an odious njonopoly,
claiming Authority under a venal leg
islative act to divert public revenues
into private pockets for some seven
teen years to come, would be effectu
ally circumvented; and money would
flow into the coffers of those who
were possessed of the foresight and
public spirit to contribute means for
the establishment of this desirable
We shall revert to this subject fre
quently hereafter, and hope to place
the matter in such a light that, when
the next General Assembly convenes,
our representatives in that body will
be called upon to secure the passage
of an act of incorporation for a Bayou
Lafourche Bridge Company with its
domicile at Donaldsonville.
The Plaquemines Observer has a lo
cal correspondent of great wind-pow
er, who, being an expert in the art of
truth-stretching, naturally assumes
the noun de plume of " Veritas." This
individual was greatly piqued by our
unfavorable mention of a game of
base-ball recently played by Plaque
mines clubs wherein the combined
score of the two nines aggregated 132
runs, and retaliated by an ill-natured
and a highly exagerated;account of a
" home run " which the editor of the
CHIEF was alleged to have made from
a political meeting on New River in
1876. The disgruntled correspondent
was as reckless of facts as of good
I breeding in his diatribe, but we bear
him no ill-will ; and as an admirer of
the attractive game of base ball, we
are pleased to record a marked im
provement in the playing of Plaque
mines clubs. With practice they may
in course of time approximate the
proficiency attained by the devotees
of the sport in this section.
Pensions! Pensions! ! Soldiers and
Sailors war of 1812 or Indian wars,
their widows and all pensioners whose
names have been dropped from the
Rolls, can now secure Pensions. Send
stamp with full history of case to
Preabrey and Green, Patent Attor
neys, 509 7th St., Washington, D. C.
No other medicine in the world was
ever given such a test of its curative
qualities at Bosehee's German Syrup.
In three years two milloin four hun
dred thousand small bottles of this
medicine were distributed free of
charge by Druggists in this country
to those afflicted with Consumption,
Asthma, Croup, severe Coughs, pueu
monia and other diseases of the
Throat and Lungs, giving the Amer
ican people undeniable proof that
German Syrup willcure them. The re
sult has been that Druggists in every
town and village in the United States
are recommending it to their cus
tomers. Go to your Druggist, and
ask what he knows about it. Sam
pie Bottles 10 cents. Regular size 75
cents. Three doses.
Tortures that Need not be En
People suffer a great deal of pain unneces
sarily. Among tortures that need not be en
dured are those inflicted fly the rheuma
tism and gout, since the acrid element
in the blood which produces them
by contact with the sensitive covering of the
muscles and joints may be eliminated by
the use of that matchless depurent. Hostet
ter's Stomach Bitters, before the infaamma
tory symptoms are developed to any great
extent. When it is considered what exqru
ciating tortures rheumatism inflicts, and
what a tendency it has, when fully devel
oped, to attack the heart, the advisability of
an early use of such a reliable antidote be
comes at once apparent. The rheumatic
virus is expelled from the blood by increased
action of the kidne-, s-which act as strain
oes--produeed by the Bitters. ar4 the suf
ferer will find, if he uses this supreme de
fensive ageat, that he will be protected
against a return of the agonizing complaint.
Ilyspepsia, lever and ague, liver sad bowel
complaints and other maladies, are also
cured by thi, admirable remedy.
Projected Town of Darrowville,
At prices ranging from $SS to 675 each,
12 LARGER LOTS,
Containing nearly 17 acres each,
for t500 per lot.
The site of the town is opposite Donald
sonville, left bank Mississippi river, the
River Ferry Landing being located near the
centre of the town front, and the proposed
I New River Road forming the Eastern or
lower boundary line.
A plan of the Town can be seen at the
t Recorder's oice.
For further particulars, apply to Dn. E.
R. CONNELL, at the residence of Mrs. B.
K. Darrow, or to the undersigned at Gem
mar2 BEN. GIBSON.
MILLER & DIELMANN,
Steam Candy Manufactory
50, 52 and 54 Peters street, late Now Levee,
Sole agents for the Pure California Wines
and Liquors, and H. P. Diebl's Fire-Works.
Also, dealers in Cigars.
ALEX. S. LANDRY
informs his friends that he can be found at
Messrs. Miller & Dielilman's establishment,
where also letters may be addressed to him.
All orders executed with dispatch. f16
Lager Beer, Billiards,
Choice Wines and Liquors,
FINE CIGARS, ETC.
Mississippi Street, corner of Lessard
WVHEELWVRIGBT & COACHIAKER,
Mr. Joseph Ferrier informs his friends and
the public, that the partnership heretofore
existing between Mr. Jos. Icard and himself
has been dissolved by mutual consent.
He will continue the same kind of business
at the old stand, where he is ready to eite
cute at shortest notice all work entrusted to
him, pertaining to the trades of
Gunsmith, Locksmith, Blacksmith, Wheel
wright and Coachmaker.
Buggies, (arriages, Wagons and Oarts
repaired in a workmanlike manner, at prices
to suit the times.
Old Vehicles taken in Exchange for new.
The Manufacture of
Plantation Carts and Wagons
a specialty. Inspection and comparison of
work and prices with those of other makers
will show a difference of from ten to twen
per cent. All work gXsaranteed
Donaldsonville, La., March 15, 1877.
Cor. Railroad Avon ue and Iberville Street
P. LEFEVRE, - - - Proprietor.
The bar is always supplied with the best
Wines and Liquors. je30-ly
Regular New Orleans and Bayou
Sara Passenger Packet.
THE FINE SIDE-WHEEL STEAMER
OUACHITA BELLE, @
J. C. LIBANO. J. H. MOSSOP,
Leaves New Orleans
Every Wednesday and Saturday, at 5p.m.
For Bayou Sara and Coast Landings.
Leaves Bayou Sara...........10 A. M.
Port Hudson..........I P. M
Baton Rouge...........5 "
Leaves Bayou Sara............6 P. M.
Port Hudson..........9 "
Leaves Baton Rouge..........7 A. M.
" Plaquemine:............9 "
" Donaldsoaville........12 "
It Will Pay I
TO BUY YOUR
JOHN F. P.ARK'S
Opposite old River Ferry Landiny y
CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES
GERMAN LAGER BEER
BASS'S EAST INDIA PALE ALE,
JELLIES-in Glasses or Boxes,
ENGLISH & FRENCH MUSTARD,
CHOICE GOSHEN BUTTER.
Also in Store,
CHOICE SUGAR-CURED HAMS,
CHOICE BRANDS OF FLOUR;
Basket, Willow sad Tin-Ware.
All Goods at New Grlsas Prices.
Call a4d Mee lie Refere Par.
chaslng Elewhere. d18 1y
Ho! for the Cheap Cash
DRT GOODS ALAC
M. ISRAEL & Co.,
Corner Mississippi Street and Railroad Avenue,
A Grand Display of Goods
EXTRAORDINARY BARGAINS FOR CASH.
D LOT TG O D-,
Boots and Shoes,
Fancy Goods and Notions,
At Prices never before offered in Donaldsonville. It must not
be presumed that because we have occupied the largest and
finest store on the Mississippi river between Vicksburg and
New Orleans, Qur prices have undergone a corresponding in
crease. On the contrary, having enlarged our facilities for
purchasing by wholesale the best goods at the lowest rates, we
are better prepared than ever to afford good bargains to our
customers. In fact, we can and will
Undersell any New Orleans Establishment.
12 yards Lonsdale Cotton for $1.-16 and 20
yds. Calico (Best American Prints), $1 ;
and other Goods in like proportion. We invite inspection of
the Mammoth Stock in our elegant new store, and comparison
of goods and prices with those of other dealers.
OcoM .ANrD B ZTX,
and look at our Stock, whether you wish to purchase or not.
M. ISRAEL & CO.
GO TO TIlE
CHEAP CASH CORNER
THERE WILL BE FOUND AT
NEW BRICK STORE,
Corner Misuissinpi St. and B. R. Avenue,
A Mammoth and carefully selected Stock of
HATS AND CAPS,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
WINES AND LIQUORS,
LADIES' FAJCY WEAR,
-All Marked Down to
LOWST CASH PRICES T
Comparison of Goods and Prices with
those of other dealers always challenged
and invited, and the determination
not to be Umderseld,
striotly adhered to. The Cheap Cash Cor
ner is also a headquarters for sale of
Carts and Wagons,
Manufactured at Pittsburg, Pa., and justly
celebrated for durability and cheapness.
DON'T FORGET THE PLACE!
Loeb's Cheap Cash Corner,
d23 ON THE FRONT STREET. ly
Old Post-offioe Staid, on Front Street.
SPRING AND SUMMER
LISLE THREAD HOSE,
WHITE LINEN SHIRTS.
BOOTS, SHOES k MAITE
a specialty, in which I defy oomepettlisn.
LAD18' AND GENTS'
TRUNKS, AND SADDLUT,
Also a large and fresh supply of
FLOUR & PROVISIONS
GRO ER ,
WINES AND LIQUO3SS
Mississippi St., (Old Post-Offi.),