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THE DONALDSQONILLE CHIEF.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PARISH OF ASCENSION AND TOWN OF DONALDSA;NYLLIdL VOLUME IX. DONALDSONVILLE, LOUISIANA; SATURDAY, FEBRUARY '2, 1880. 25 Amiens Humati Generis. A Wide-A.rake 1iellem Newspaper Published Every Saturday, at Jq1pald o> ile, AsoeSsion Parish,La., LI I)EN E. BENTLEW, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. TbJ'R S OF 8CB1788 IPTION: tue copy, one year,.................$2 00 One copy, six months,................125 Six copies, one year,................10 00 r'welve pies, one y1 00 Payale ivariblyin .advance. ADVERTISING BATES: ,One inch of space constitutes a "square." 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The editor is not responsible for the views of correspondents. Address: COIEF. Donaldsonville, La. DONA LDSONVILLE BUSINESS DIRECTORY. DRY GOODS, GRSOCERIES, Etc, D. VEGA, Agent, dealer in Dry Goods, A Notions, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Mats, Grgýeerries, Liquors, Furniture,Had wareToiaccHard- Wa ts Oils, Glass, Lumber, Briceb, Carts and Wagons; Loeb's corner, ,ailroad Avenue apd Mississippi steet, ERNARD LEMANN, dealer in Western Produce, faney and staple Groceries, jors, I4rydware, Iron, Paints, Oils, Carts, Plea wSaddlery, Stoves and Tinware, Fur niture, Crockery, Wall Paper and House Furnishing Goods, Mississippi street, corner Crescent Place. yOSEPH GONDIAN, dealer in Clothing, tpeg~y 4 Notions, Hats, Qnpseries, Wine*., .qgors, Boots, Shops. Hardwa.me, Paiti, Oils Saddlery, Crocktiy, Furnitute 4ad all kinds of House Furn aibpg Goods, No. 14 Mississippi street, M TOBIAS. dealer in Groceries, Dry i `btslothing, Notions, Boots and Shoese, Hats, Purniture, Hardware, Crock ery, 'Trunks, etc., corper Mississippi and St. Pa~trick streets and No. 24 Railroad Avenue. 1 -pprythipg at lowest figures. C KLINE, corner Crescent Place and " Houmas street, dealer in Dry Goods, Notions, Boots and Shoes, Groceries, Pre visions, Corn, Oats and Bran. MF ISRAEL & CO., deales in Dry Goods. M , Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Saddlery, Buggies, etc., corner Mississippi street and Railroad Avenue. S MOYS, realer in Dry Goods, Cloth S ing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Groceries, Furniture, Hardware and Plantation -Sup plies, at the old Post-officeetand, Mississippi street. WEINSCHENCI., dealer in Dry Goods, o Natioos, Clothing, Groceries, Hard ware, Hats, Boots and Shoes, and general Plantation Supplies, Railroad Avenue, be tween Iberville and Attakapas streets. P T. BABIN, deaner in Choice Family P Groccries,Wines and Liquors, tamps, Ol~s;etc. Darsewv-ille, near feiry landing, and opposite Donaldsonville. LIQUOR AND BILLIARD SALOONS. HilE PLACE, Gus. Israel, manager, Corner Lessard and Mississippi streets. Billiards, Lager Beer; Best Wines and Liquors, Fine Cigars, etc. )UTCHERS' EXCHANGE, P. Mollere, SDprporietol, Crescent Place, opuposite the rket-flouso. Beat oif Wines, Liquors aiid Cigars always kept at the bar. HOTELS AND BOAIIDlNG.HOUSES. R ORT. E. LEE HQ'PEL, at Marx Israel's old stand, corner Mississippi and Les saril streets. Jos. Lafargue, proprietor. Bar and billiard roomu attaehtd. First-class en tertainment and accoummnodations._____ T(. OIpIIS HOTEL. Lucy Butler, pro ypsietori, Crescent Place, near the wharf. First-class Board akduIpodging at reasonable rates. I iPt Y HOTEL, P. Leferre, Proprietor, V Railroad Avenue, cor. Iherville street. Mar supplied with best Liquors. CONFECTIONERIES. PHILIP GEIGER'S Confectionery and Fruit Store, Mississippi street, adjoining Lemann's old stand. Cakei, Soda Water, fluts, Toys and Fancy Articles. 1%ONALDSONV'LE CONFECTIONERY, L iby A. Grilhe, Mississippi street, near St. Patrick. Branch on Railroad Avenue, ~car Opelouslas street. Cakes, Fruits, Nuts. Ada Water, Ice Cream. Cakes. Ice Cream Wad Syrups for weddings and parties tur .nislied on short notice. CIGAR DEALER. JOS. THIOMPSON, Railroad Avenue, next door to corner of Conway street, near the depot, dealer in Havana and Domestic Cigars, Tobacco, Snuff, Pipes, etc. MILLINERY. MRS. M. BLUL1. Milliner, Mississippi street, between Lessard and St. Pat rick. Latest styles of Bonnets, Hats. French Flowers, etc.: also. all kinds of Ladies' Un derwear. MRS.J. FEVRIER, Milliner; all kinds of Hats, Bonnets. Trimmings. Artificial Flowais and Fancy Articles, corner Missis sippi and Lessard streets. BOOT AND SHOE MAKING. Q GOETTE, Soot and Shoemaker, Mis Ae sissippi strut, opposite Maurin's store. All work in best style at bottom prices. SADDLERY --.HiNNESS-MA KING. J OSEPII HISS, Saddler and Harness Maker, 1!) IiRailroad Arepue. Saddles c ik hariwss of all styles, and prji~ mude to order. All orders for repairing ~4-j paint ing of Carriages and Buggies promtpty ex ýrutCe~. SEWING MACHINES. Singer Sewing Machine DEPOT, corner Mississippi and Lessard streets. A. C ombe... .........--,Manager, Mrs. Octavia Illey, ........... Saleslady LIVERY STABLES & UNDERTAKING. Q CHONBERG'S Livery, Feed and Sale Stable and Undertaker's Establishment, Railroad Avenue, between Iberville and At takapas streets. Competition defied. DRUGS AND MEDICINES. B RYBISKI, Apothecary and Druggist, " Missisaippistreet, between St. Patrick and St. Vincent streets, as jolning Gondran's store. CENTRAL DRUG STORE, corner Rail road Avenue and Iberville street, L. Blanchard, proprietor. Fresh Drugs and Medicines. HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTING. R Jn GREEN, House, Sign and Ornamen' * tal Painter, Railroad Avenue, near Ch ibosne street. Pacer-langing and Calci mining in superior style. BARBER SHOP. L L. FERNANDEZ, Barber Shop, Mis * sissippi Street, near corner Lessard. Shaving, hair-cutting, shampooing, etc., in most artistic style. TINSMITH. LOUIS J. RACKE, Tinsmith, Mississippi street, at Lemann's old stand. Orders attended to with dispatch and satisfaction insured. ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Frederick Duffel, R. Prosper Landry. D UFFEL LANDRY, Attorneys at 1jjpaw. (le on Chetimaches street, just back ofe Court-House. EDWARD N. PUGH, Attorney at Law, Attakapas. street, opposite Louisiana Square. Visits Naoleonville on Mondays. SODA WATER MANUFACTORY. SODA WATER MANUFACTORY, It. I ether, proprietor, No. 11 Mississippi street. Soda, Mineral, Seltzer and all kinds of aerated waters manufactured, and sold at lowest prices. Dr. P. J. iedrichs, of New Orleans is now permanently located- on Railroad Avenue between Mississippi and Iberville streets DR. A. C,IOVE, Darrowville, La. Left bank Mississippi river, opposite Don aldsonville. Office and residence at Gibson's Hotel. - Rr. I. vAsexuve OFFICE : Attakapas street, near the Court-House, Donaldsonville, La. DR. W. X. McGALLIARD Office in Cresceat Place, Donaldsonville, Ln. AW AND 1lQTARIAL OFFICE. R. N. Sinms, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Donaldsonville, La. Practice in Ascension,lssumption and St. James. mch22-ly EDIW4UNI) MAURIN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Office: Opposite the Court-House, Donaldsonville, La. Practices in the Fourth Judicial District, -comprising the parishes of Ascension, St. James, St. Charles and St. John Baptist and the parish of Assnmption. apr19 PAUL LECIIE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Donaldsonville, La., dffice : One block below the Court House, on Attakapas street. my24-ly John H. Ilsley, Jr., F. B. Earhart. ILSLEY & 1.ARHART, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Office: Opposite the Court ilouse, Donaldsonville, La. Practice in the Fourth Judicial District (coiiprisigg S. Charles, St. John, St. James and Aswension wr4isea). "id is the Supreme and United States Courts. any3l-dl CHAS. OBERKAMP, Jr., Barber and Hairdresser, Crescent Place, adjoining St. Louis Hotel, Donaldsonville, La. Shaving, Hair Cutting, Dyeing, Shampoo ing, etc., in elegant style at moderate charges ang H. C. GRUBE'S Auction and Commission House, Donaldsonville, La, The undersigned is pleased to inform the public that, having filed the bond required by law and received his comnmission from the Governor as an AUCTIONEER, he is now prepared to execute with promptness and satisfaction all business in the auction line with which lie may be entrusted. Fur niture and articles of every description stored and sold on commission. Apply to or address, H. C. GRUBE: d13 Licensed api Bonded Auctioneer. N BEL, DRUG GIST, Corner Chetimaches and Mississippi Streets Donaldsonville, La. A complete stock of Pure Chemicals al ways on hand. Prescriptions carefully coi piled at all hours, day or night. fchl6 JOHN P. FORCHA, Cistern Maker, Railroad Avenue, opposite the Post-office, Donaldsonville, La. All work guaranteed and satisfaction warranted. Prices lower than the lowest. TW. BROWN4 Justice of the Peace and Notary Public. Office at Hercule Landry's Prairjp Store, Parish of Ascensica. All business transacted with Freci"'n uapd dispatch. sep210 For the CHIEF. LOVED AND LOST. A. J. REYNOLDS. They name thee before me, A knell to my ear; A shudder comes o'er me, Why wert thou so dear? They knew not I knew thee, Who knew thee too well; Long, long I shall I rue thee. Too deeply to tell.-ByRos. The moon was calmly looking down From a elear and cloudless sky, And the stars in their loveliness seemed to frown From their stations so far and so high. And the birds had long since ceased their notes, And each had sought its quiet nest Tired and tuneless their little throats Were resting-for they needed rest. And all alone, amid this scene Of silence rare and grand, I stood by the side of nmy sweet Evelise, And fondly held her hand. Yes, held the fair and dimpled band In a fond and fervent clasp; For I felt and knew by the face so wan, I held it for the last. The grim old Fates bad frowned on us, And willed that we should pIrt; In spite of our love-in spite of our hopes, Disregarding the tsehing of hearts. So we meekly bowed to the all-wise decree That sundered two lives forever; Though it tore me away from my lassie so free, I will cherish her fondly-ever. And we're parted to meet perhaps never more, Whilst the earth on its axis shall turn; Yet mem ry reverts to the glad days of yore, And with them that night will return. And I see her now as I saw her then, As we stood 'neath that clear moon and sky; 4nd I hear leer sad voice as plainly as when She remarked, " We must part-you and I.,, And forever will dwell in my sorrowing soul, The pain, the woe and regret, That comes with a power I can not control, And I wish are never had met. I promised her then, as we took the last leave, That her and the past I'd forget; And I've striven quite hard-but I verily believe It vividly dwells with me yet, We have loved-we have lost-and yet it is true, That others have done just the same; As fondly and faithfully as once I lov'd you, With the same devotion, and with as junch flame. But God looked down on us that eve From His Throne in the realms above, Aed blessed the hearts He had caused to grieve, With that foolish passion of love. DONALDSONVILLE, February 25, 1880. Our Broadbrin Letters. The Amusements of Gotham-From the Brothels to the Churches-Shepherd Cowley out on Bail-Sensational Elope ment, etc. NEW Yosic, February 21, 1880. EDITOR CHIIEN Nothing can be more instructive I than the amusements of a great city. If they merely consisted of Sunday school picuics and church fairs, they would need very little description, for all cavalcades of young folks and old folks, with lunch baskets and hamp era, heading for a leaky old barge which is drawn to its destination by a smoky little monster of a tow-boat, and all church fairs, where unlucky bachelors and unfortunate married men are fleeced by lucky-bags, lot teries, and post-offices, are very much alike. l3ut unfortunately, all the city amusements are not under the con trol of the goody goodies, but there are amusements going on here day and night where crime abounds, and sin holds high carnival; where souls are wrecked, and murder is done, and where robbery is planned as a regular business pursuit* The char acter of our amusements has not im proved of late years; instead of a wholesome concert or a well regulated drama, we are now either the victims of a disreputable class of so-called so ciety plays, redolent with the aroma of the demi-monde and reeking with the foul morals of the brothel; or es caping from the contamination of this disgraceful class of plays, you find yourself confronted in a hundred forms, with the variety shows, a class of awusewent to which New YoIk seems to have surrendered itself al most entirely at the present time. Like everything else in this world. they are of various degrees; the best are to found on Broadway, and the vilest on the Bowery, where the sweepings of the low concert saloons of London crack their coarse jokes and corrupt the morals of the young. The Bowery has an unsavory reputa tion at the best, the worst class of dens, which are a snare to the feet of the unwary traveler from the country, are to be found here. A few years ago they were on Chatham street, and on the different vile thorough fares that divide the old fourth ward. The leprosy of crime had poisoned the whole neighborhood; across the street was the bloody sixth ward, and the foul rookery of the Five Points, which a hundred years of municipal enactments have not been able to purify. While here, on the subject of amusements, those who read my letters three years ago, can not forget my description of the Grand Duke theatre, then in the zenith of its glory. The building was an old, tumble down, shackley aiThir, which looked as if it might at any moment fall about the ears of the audience. The theatre was down in a deep cellar, all damp and clammy, sighted with poor candles, yet a palace for the gaIinua ,and waifs, who have no home but the streets. The performers were news boys and boot-blacks, and the per formance a cheap imitation of the worst class of variety shows; but it was conducted with all the pomp and circumstance of a much more pre tentious theatre. While in full blast, it became one of the sights of the town, and every evening, disguised in false wigs ned utiskers, brokers and bankers from Wall street, mer chants from the country, gamblers, thieves and fast men about town, could always be found among the audience. But the Grand Duke, like many other grand institutions, had to succumb to fate. A portion of the ella r tumbled in, some of the per formers found their way to the peni tentiary and States prison, others were transplanted to some of the vagrant variety shows which perambulate the country, while others have wandered away, no man knows whither, never to return again. But to return to the Bowery; the deps that were once lo cated in the recesses of the Five Points now flaunt their banners, in the open light of day, on the Bowery. The denizens of the low dance houses on Cherry street and through the slums of the fourth ward have, most of them, forsaken their old haunts, and are now located on the most pub lic thoroughfare in the city. Suppose the hour about eleven at night, the theatres and variety shows, have, most of them, ended their perform ances, and the human drift wood of a large city, is afloat upon the streets. All along are gambling houses and low dives, where gaudily dressed wo men, disfigured by debuachery and sin, lay in wait for the thoughtless and unwary. Don't imagine that every one who goes down into the wretched hells, is necessarily one of their own class. Many of them are clerks, or young men from the country, where, perhaps, loving mothers and sisters in the old homestead are wondering what they are doing in the great city, quite unconscious of the terrible dangers that surround them. The ceilings are low, and the walls are covered with cheap prints, represent ing sailors parting from their sweet hearts, and hunters chasing buffalo, while in one of the vilest I saw a pic ture of "Christ blessing little child ren," and hanging above it, worked in worsted, by one of the worst sin- t ners in the place, was the motto: "Suffer the little children to come unto me. and forbid them not, for of f such is the kinkdom of heaven." Per- v iaps that scripture lesson was learned 5 by a bright-eyed, fair-haired, inno cent girl, among the New England u hills, long years ago, before she ever 1 dreamed of the infamy and degrada- 8 tion that should not only hunt her down to death, but should transform t her into a human tigress, destitute t alike of love or fear to become the huntress of others.. The place is lined with low tables, around which t are grouped men and women, rep t resenting every crime in the calendar, convicts recently released from States prison; here find a comfortable abid ing place, for the keepers and deni zens are all of their own class, and the opportunities for robbery and plunder s are frequent and profitable. The liquor is all of the most poisonous character, and a bottle of drugged whiskey is alway-s ready for strangers a who display any money. Drugging and robbery are of almost nightly oc currence. Many of the victims find their way to the hospitals, and not a few to the morgue, where the Coro ner's jury, after a five minuteinvesti gation, bring in a verdict: "found dead." Another class of amusements, made notorious by the recent visits of an eccentrie Brooklyn minister, is the gambling hills with which this great city abounds. It is not at Mike Mur rey's or in Morrisey's old place the worst part of the gambling is done here you may see merchants, bank cashiers, and men called respectable by society-but if you want to see the worst class of gambling which is so near like stealing that you can't tell the difference between them, you must go to Ann street, Barclay street, Park Row or Fulton street, and if' you get away without being robbed, you will be luckier than nine hundred and ninety-nine out of every thousand who go in. All the people connected with these places are regular profes sional thieves, fellows who would pick a pocket or rob a hen-roost, if nothing else offered. They are the meanest and worst thieves in the city; they carry every crime from petty larceny to murder written in their villain^;:s countenances, and the mall who is so poor a judge of hunma na ture as to fall into their clutches, al most deserves to be robbed. But while the city is full of amuse ments or these dangerous classes, there is also to be found in a large city, that which is hard to be found any where else. Great ability, like any other scarce commodity, is dear, and it is only the great centers of capital that can afford to pay for it. Great orators, actors, singers, preachers, painters and sculptors naturally gravi tate to where the rewards are the greatest, and where the avenues to fame are broader. I trust I may not be considered irreverent, if I class church going among the amusements of the city. The whole character of our church going seems to have changed; the great body of our peo ple do not go to church simply as an act of Sabbath worship, but they go to bear Beecher or Talmage, Doctor John Hall or Robert Colyer; and ap ropos - of the blacksmith preacher, who graduated from the forge to the most aristocratic pulpit in New York; When he came here from Chicago a few months ago, they were not want ing who prophecied his speedy dis comfiture and downfall, but all their prognostics have failed, and the self taught student of Christ has anchored himself so deep in the hearts of his congregation, that it seems as if they would hold him till the Master calls him away. The magnates of the Episcopal church have congregated around the gentle shepherd Cowley, and Dr. Mor gan A. Dix, the Rector of Trinity, has become one of his bondsmen. The latest sensation is the elope ment of a pretty school girl aged twelve, the daughter of a wealthy farmer on Long Island, with an ugly old villain of forty-five, who leaves behind him a wife and several child ren. He was a laborer on her father's farm, and wretchedly poor, so the presumption is that he took her to some of the low dens in New York, as those are the only places that would shelter them. We have been having quite a cold snap, whereat the heart of the ice-man doth much rejoice, and the small boy crieth balielnjah as he snow-balleth the passing traveler. Yours truly, BROADBRIM. Heavy Storm in Natchitoches. Natchitoches Vindicator. Previous to the night of Thursday, the 12th inst., very heavy Southern winds prevailed, and the sky was overcast with dark storm clouds, but no rain fell. At 11 o'clock that night the wind suddenly veered to the Northwest. Vivid flashes of lightning lit up the Egyptian darkness, followed by the thunder's angry roar. A per fect hurricane arose, accompanied with hail stones. But a part of the storm visited this place, lasting but a few moments. Yet fences were pros trated, and trees uprooted. In the upper portion of the city the wind litted the roof from Mr. F. Hubley's shop, an old building. No other se rious damage was done here. The heavy Convent fence blew against this local's residence with a crash, thoroughly alarming the inmates, while the building shook like an as pen, under the force of the gale. We learn from the stage driver be tween here and Pleasant Hill, that the road was blockaded with fallen timber. Six miles east of Mansfield, a tornado passes through the pine woods, cutting a clean sward, half a mile wide, leaving not a tree standing, and piling the timber indiscriminate ly in confused heaps. Messrs. Farr, McCoullongh and Steinhardt, were en route to this city on the night of tihe storW, and give graphic accounts of the perils and hardships they en countered. They had to cut their way through the fallen tiuber, and were fifteen hours in resohriug this city from Mansfield. When the~full account of the dam age done, reaches us, it will doubtless prove one of the most destructive storms which has visited our section in nJaay years. Thaus far, the only casualty we have heard of in this parish, is that of a colored man, who was struck by tihe limb of a falling pine, and had his shoulder dislocated. Death of Col. R. A. Stewart. West Baton Rouge Sugar Planter. Col. U. A. Stewart, once a promi nent planter and politician in this State, died recently at Orange Lake, Florida, where he resided for some time, He served during the war as commander of the PointeCoupee Bat tery, in which he distinguished him self as a brave and daring officer. At the close he removed to Brazil. but becoming dissatisfied with the coun try, he secured profitable employment in the Island of St. Thomas, where lie successfully introduced his celebratod apparatus for the defecation of cane juice, from which he accumulated quite a large fortune. Ill health in duced him to visit Florida and there the ý' grim visitor " found -him. Among his intimate friends he was always called " Black Dick " from his very swarthy complexion. May the ashes of this good man rest in peace. Ahi, distinctly we remember, it was sometime in last D&-ember, when we heard a rapping, as of some one gent ly tapping, tapping at our sanctum door. When we rose and raised the lattice in there steppes a well-known bore, and paid us in advauce, one year's subscription, a thing he had never, never dove before. What! nev--ahem! our Washlington, ttter. Death of a Noted Artist--Good, News for Invalid Pension Ol an t-An ZEn forcement of that Fatnoiss &MSewioe Order Needed-What Uongres 'is Net Doing, Eta. WAssuragey, D. C.. ;Feb. 2%, 1880. EDITOR CmuR: Death has done Its work and Con stantini Brumidi, whose paintings may be seen in all parts of the Capitol, has gone to his long rest. Last year lie narrowly escaped a fall from the scaf fold on which he was at work is the rotunda and he never recovered from the shock. He was born in Rome in 1M(, and for years has been in feeble health. With a Wiide reputation as an artist in his native land, he became involved in 1848 in political troubles that exiled him from home and kin dred in 1852. Locating in New York his first great work was painting the "Crucifixion" in St. Stephen's ehurch. He soon was called to' Philadelphia and painted "'St. Paul and St. Peter," went to the City of Mexico and painted the " Holy Trinity," which is a master work, visited by thousands. Returning, lie stopped in this city and impressed with the possibilities of the walls of its then Capitol, Gten. Meigs permitted the artist to decorate the room of the Committee on Agricul ture. He selected as the central figure " Cineinnatus Driving the Plow." This completed work attracted great attention and the fame of Brumidi was heralded everywhere, and thence forward to the day of his death he was constantly an employee of the Gov ernment at a salary of $10 per day. His life work illumines the walls of the Capitol on which the magic touch of the artist has painted pictures, visited daily by thousands and that will be admired by generations' to come. The belt of allegorical paint ings inside the dome begun in 1878 is now but half finished. He longed to live to complete the work. The writer said one day to him as he was wearily going to the rototnda to be drawn up the dizzy height: "We all hope you may live to finish the work, but if not, is there any one to take the brush when it falls from your hand ?" "Alihs ee," said the artist with a smile on 's wrinkled fice, " no man is necessary in this world." In' his sick chamber lie made the car toonsathat will be the pictures some other artist's brush will paint, so' in' all our lives we leave some pact of our work to be filled up by those that live after us. "' Lives of great aeen oft remind us We may make our lives sublime, And departing leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time. It will be gratifying to the invalid t soldiers who are waiting so patiently for, action upon pension claims to learn that Congress has provided for a large corps of assistant clerks to clear up the lagging business of the e Pension Office. There is no reason why a soldier should not receive his pension, if entitled to .one, in four weeks after his application is fled, yet it is our experience as attorneys that claims lay in the office two and three years, despite all efforts to ob tain a hearing. Men are waiting for i their cases to be passed upon whose I lives have been rendered useless to themselves and their families; women i who have faithfully nursed them; children growing up in dispair, curs ing the country their parents had served in their vigor, while the alms house is sought by many as an asylum from starvation pending the tedious and tardy consideration of their claims. Aaron Barnes of Independ ence, Iowa, was advised to go to the poorhouse, as he was old, infirm and destitute, but ho said, "I'd die first," and hobbled away toward his lonely shanty. He was not seen for a week, and was found dead, frow hunger and cold, by a messenger who brought the news that his claim for $1600 pension had been allowed. This condition of affairs is a disgrace to our nationality, and the new force, it is hoped will dissipate the masterly inactivity of the Pension Bureau. There has been fcor two or three weeks a deluge of accusations that one of the Republican Presidential I aspirants was using his official posi tion to aid hint in his ambition-in fact, that he expected his subordinates to work for hiro, and promised oflices to others as an inducenient to work. The charges are met with an emphatic denial; but would it not be well for the official so charged to caution all those small office holders who ate s known to have been engaged in work 8 ing up a "hoom" for their superior, against a repetition of the oBinse ? e Better still,onght not President Iayes a to re-issue his famous order No. 1- 1 and enforce it? The idea of having the Democratic convention callgd here has very sen sibly bhesntabanwdoed. If it sbould become the rate of boti patties` o hold their nominating Conotautics here, And at a gtne whew + ngress' was not in sesion, there would be less objection among the peopleothan in theesseeonaguestiou. But. ere J every .year gteater wiefh t ea&tip masses to.prevent tCongressmeo- and public officials from interference with thePresidential selections. Whea tbat is accomplished a long step towsards genainetirhi Service reform will have been taken. Of avtnal progress in legislation since I last wrote you, thelre has been very little, unless we count th." amount of work en the new $oase rales as progress. The meeting in atits eityer the leading educators unoder the avspices of the National Education Asebeli ton, was one of great interest. Reports were made of the progrese of etieraE education not only in our ow Coti - try. but the wor st ae coufaging. The marked appe L ance of illiteracy it ear awn lapd, particularly among the ecolred .pe, was shown to be very notlceable.; The success of the new motor seems to be assured. Great interest is man ifested In this new invention which promises to reduce the expense of all motive power-at least 80 per cent. Inquirers enclosing stamp addressed to "Phaks," lock box 587, wiltreceive prompt attention, SENTINEL Mr. Acklen's Swell "Pops." Ouaohita Telegraph. An item from the New Orleans City item of the 13th reads thu :' A rueeor is currepta=that a duel- will take place pre long between Congrsssiper iug and Allen growing oufhe i blv which the House Crnmutitte t Foreign Relations is now iavestigat ing. For the information of Gen. King, we 00py3tJie fullowiang wli b i$ ani abstract from a Washington ° (setri' bution to the Forest and trem , of the 12th: " Mr. Acklenisoneof the vesyfew gentlemuen in Washington whoaow owns regulation alaring pistol.. *q can he loadledeither fiom thiibecl or the muzzle, so as to fully c ioply with all. the >regalations ef the, e iei The barrels are abouta foot lopg,.I calibre, and two.pounda pull %f trig. ger. These' pistols l'#ie'se~er b'ees nsed in thefleie, altou tghte" were spoken for last winter, at the Lims ;Senators Conkling -and Lamar had their wordy difficulty on thetoerot the Senate. The insulting language used. by these Senators was after= wards recalled, satiffctoritf to both gentlemen. Mr. Acklen is an expert shot with a pistol. The two dueling pistols cost Mr. Acklen in Englau4 $315." When Mr. Acklen gets out his reg. ulation pistols, Gen. King will be ex. peeted to run out his heaviest as, tillery. Industry BRe*ardbd. New York World. Last spring the five children of M1. B. Corbin of Colorado promised to earn money enough to paytor anuor. gan if their 'father would buy one. The bargain was made, and, ass cap ital, three dozen chickens and an aete of arable land were given to them. The ground was planted with onions and yielded the remarkable crop of three tons, for which $145 was re ceived. The net receipts from the chickens was fifty-five dollars, twak ing the totad receipts $20I. The or gan cost $118, leaving ' balance of eighty-two dollars still in the chil dren's treasury. The children are from sir to fifteen years of age and worked throughout the season with great energy and perseverance and hence deserved their success. We are glad to record this pleasant little item, and trust it may inspire other children in the country to like indus try and thrift. 1'areets may do well to follow Mr. Cotbin's example. In the contest for the Judgeship of the 12th Judicial 'istrict, the Su preme Court has just rendered a de cision overrtling the decision of Judge . Rodgers and deciding the matter in favor of Aristfde Bar bin anal against W. F. Blackoan. f1'hey have thus vindicated the law and shown themselves superior to partisan bias. Nothing lees than their condemnation of the legal joggling by which it is sought to defeat tht will of the people as expressed at the ballat box and to give the ofliae to the defeated candidate, was expected front the Supreme Court, and their judgment is and will be received with much satisfaction by all who were cognizant of the facts- &tbine Index. Whenever we want infpimatiwn about country matters New Orleans is the jphlce to go for it. Morecaq lie lear ed in that city a4,o t country wants than we know ourselves. The wise men live- only in the cities, the country is filled with bumpkins wino mnily have sense enough to live, work and be directedm by their more fortu nate metropolitan brethren. The copi meits of the city press upon ile pje cest-ity of a stock law and tsm a pointmoent df Police Jurors by rte Governor, amply demonstrate this charge withomt going intp other par ticuhars.-t8ygar Planter. The editor is out of towp to-day. tiriimqs-onsiu. The constable chased him three miles, hut couldn't fetch himi. Send Valentines again, will lt?-o-8yaur . Planter.