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THE DONALDSONVILLE CHIEF.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PARISH OF ASCENSION AND TOWN OF DONALDSONVILLE. VOLUME IX. DONALDSONVILLE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, MAY 15, 1880. NUMBER 36. Amicus Humani Generis. A Wide-Awake Home Newspaper Published Every Saturday, at Donaldsonville, Asoension Parish,La., -BY LINDEN E. BENTLEW, EDITOR AND Paoi'RIETOR. TERKS OF SUBSCRIPTION: One copy, one year ................$2 00 One copy, six months....... .----1. 0 Six copies, one year,..................1000 Twelve copies, one year.............18 00 Payable invariably in advance. AD VERTISING BA TES: One inch of space constitutes a "square." sQuAlMt&5. I no. 2 mis. 3mos. 6mos. lyear 'square.. $ 3 09 $ 5 00$ 506$511 00$1500 B squares. 5 00 8 00 9 50 15 00 20 00 3 squares. 7 0O 11 00 19 50 19 00 25 00 4 squares. 8 5) I4 00 15 00 23 00 30 00 5 s iiares. 10 09 16 00 17 00 27 00 35 00 4 squareS. I1 50 18 00 19 00 30 00 40 00 7 squireS- 13 51 20 90 21 00 33 00 44 00 8s.p1iares.1 15 01) 22 0)) 24 00 36 00 48 00 # culii'nui. 20 00 30 00 35 00 45 00 60 00 f clumn. 3( 001 40 00 45 00! 55 00 75 00 I cnlumn. 49 00! 50 00 55 00 65 00 100 00 Triannient advertisements $1 per square frst insertion; each subsequent insertion, 75 cents per square. Ollicial advertisements $1 per square first insertion; each subsequent publication 50 cents per square. Editorial notices, first insertion, 20 rents per line; subsequently, 10 cents per line. Cards of six lines or less in Business Di rectory, five dollars per annum. Brief commusuentions upon subjects of public interest solicited. No attention paid to anonymous letters. The editor is not responsible for the views of correspondents. Address: CHiEF, Donaldsonville. La. DONALDSONVILLE BUSINESS DIRECTORY. DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, Ete. A L). VEGA, Agent, dealer in Dry Goods, " Notions, Clothing, loots and Shoes, Ilats, Groceries, Liquors, Furniture, Hard ware, Tobacco, Paints, Oils, Glass, Lumber, Bricks. Carts and Wagons- Loch's corner, Railroad Avenue and Mississippi street. `/ EKLNARD LE MANN, dealer in Western 3 Produce, fancy and staple Groceries, Liquors, Hardware, Iron, Paints. Oils. Carts, Plows, Saddlery, Stoves and Tinware, Fur niture, Crockery, Wall Paper and House Furnishing Goods, Mississippi street, corner t'rescent Place. JOSEPH GON ISRAN. dealer in Clothing, 9" Dry Goods, Notions. Hats, Groceries, Wines, Liquors, Boots, Shoes, Hardware, Paints, Oils, Saddlery, Crockery, Furniture and all kinds of House Furnishing Goods, No. 14 Mississippi street. M TOBIAS, dealer in Groceries, Dry M Goods, Clothing, Notions, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Furniture, Hardware, Crock ery, Trunks, etc., corner Mississippi and St. Patrick streets and No. 21 Railroad Avenue. Everything at lowest figures. KLINE, corner Crescent Pilace and * Ihoumas street. dealer in I)ry Goods, Notions, Boots and Shoes, Groceries, Pro visions, Corn, Oats and Bran. M ISRAEL & CO., deales in Dry Goods. * Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Saddlery, Buggies, etc., corner Mississippi street and Railroad Avenue. S MOYSE, dealer in Dry Goods, Cloth *e ing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Groceries, Furniture, Hardware and Plantation Sup plies, at the old Post-ollicestand, Mississippi street. S Wi INSCllENCK, dealer in Dry Goods, s" Notions, Clothing, Groceries, Hard ware, lIsts. hoots anai Shoes, and general PIluntation Supplies. Railroad Avenue, be tweian Iberville and Attakalais etreete. JNO. SOLOZANO, dealer in Groceries, Wines and Liquors, Crockery, 'Tinware, Notions, etc. No. 21 Railroad Avenue, be tween Conway and St. Michael streets, Donaldsonville. T. BABIN, dealer in Choice Family Y Gr~oceries.Wines and Liquors. Lamps, Oils, etc. Darrowville, near ferry landing, and opposite Donaldsonville. LIQUOR AND BILLIARD SALOONS. r HlE PLACE, Gus. Israel, manager, 1 Corner Lessard and Mississippi streets. Billiards, Lager Beer, Best Wines and Liquors, Fine Cigars, etc. B)UTCHERS' EXCHANGE, P. Mollere, B proprietor, Crescent Place, opposite the Market-IHouse. heat of Wines, Liquors and ('igars always kept at the bar. HOTELS AN[) HOARDING-HOUTSES. 1)1MT. E. LEE HOTEL, at Marx Israel's i old stand. corner Mississippi and Les pard streets. Jos. Latf rgue, proprietor. Bar and billiard room attached. First-class en tertainmient and :a iionnodations. 1. LtOUIS hIt TEL. Lucy Butler, pro .7prietor, Crescent Place. near the wharf. First-class Board and Lodging at reasonable rates. i lY IIOTEL. 1'. Li-tivre. Proprietor, .) Nailroad Avenue. cor. ITherville street. liar supplied With best Liquors. CONFEI'TION ERI ES. P )ilLII GEIGER'S 'iontcetionery and I' cruit ",nre Mississsiipt street. :adjoining crrnann old sautd. Caks's, Soda Water, Nuts. TaIys and Fancy Articles. 1'A LD SON\ 'LE CONFECTIONt-IRY. v byA. Orilhe, AMississippi street, near .th. Patrick. Branch on Railroad Avenue, hear Opelousas ,treet. Cakes. Fruits. Nuts. Soda Water, Ice Crean. Cakes. Ice Cream :nid Syrups for weddings and parties iir tiched on short notleit. CIGAR 1iIEATI.ER. IOtt. H-ItOMPSON. Railroad Avcuie, next *J dote lo corner of Conway street, near tie depot. dealer in Hlavana and Domestic J'ig.irs. Tobacco. Sunff. Pipes, etc. MILLINEItV. M hRS. H. 11IAM. Milliner. Mississippi I street, between Lessard and St. Pat rick. Latest styles of Bonnets. Hats. French Flowers, Oti.; also. all kinds of Ladies' Un derwoear. 5RS.,l. FEVRIEII. Milliner: all kindssof 1i HIats, Bonnets. Trimmings. Artificial 'tinwars and Fancy Articles. corner Missis .ippi and Lessard streets. SADDLERY.--HA NESS- WAK ING. F REDERICK BRENN, Saddler and IHar Fness Maker. 1:*!l Railroad Avenue. Sad dli's mui hiairiass iuf all stiles and prices atnamle toaoraer. All orders for repairing aind painitig ot ('arrisuos and Buggies promptly SEWING MACHINES. Singer Sewing Machine DEPOT, corner Mississippi and Lessard streets. A. Combo.....................Manager, Mrs. Octavia Ilsley .............Saleslady LIVERY STABLES & UNDERTAKING. SCHONBERG'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, . Mississippi street, between St. Patrick and St. Vincent streets, adjoining Gondran's store. CENTRAL DRUG STORE. corner Rail road Avenue and Iberville street, L. Blanchard, proprietor. Fresh Drugs and Medicines. HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTING. J. GREEN, House, Sign and Ornamen Re tal Painter. Railroad Avenue, near Claiborne street. Paper-hanging and Calci mining in superior style. BARBER SHO'. L L. FERNANDEZ. Barber Slop, Mis e sissippi Street, near corner Lessard. Shaving, hair-cutting, shampooing, etc., in most aitistic style. TINSMITH. LOUIS J. RACKE, Tinsmith, Mississippi street, at Lotann's old stand. Orders attended to with dispatch and satisfaction insured. BOOT AND SHOE MAKING. S GOETTE, Boot and Shoemaker, Mis . sissippi street, opposite Maurin's store. All work in best style at bottom prices. ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Frederick Duffel, R. Prosper Landry. D UFFEL $- LANDRY, Attorneys at Law. Office on Chetimaches street, just back of the Court-House. EDWARD N. PUGH, Attorney at Law, Attakapns street, opposite Louisiana Square. Visits Nanoleonville on Mondays. SODA WATER MANUFACTORY. SODA WATER MANUFACTORY, H. Iletlier, proprietor, No. 11 Mississippi street. Soda, Mineral, Seltzer and all kinds of aerated waters manufactured, and sold at lowest prices. Dr. P. J. Friedrichs, of New Orleans Is now permanently located on Railroad Avenue between Mississippi and Iberville streets DA. A. C. LOVE, Uarrowville, La. Left hank Mississi pi river, opposite Don ',iconvilte. Office and residence at Gibson's Hotel. D. J. I. VANDEGRIFF opvec@ Attakapas street, near the Court-liouse, Donaldsonvillc, na. I . IV. M. eGALLIA RD Office in Cresceat Place, Donaldsonville, Li. JAW AND NOTARIAL OFFICE. R. N. Sins, ATTORNET AT LAW, Donaldsonm ille, La. Practice in Ascension, Assumption and St. James. mc1h22-13 PAUL LECHE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Donaldsonville, La., Otice : One block below the Court House, on Attakapas street. miy24-ly L R. EARHART, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Office: Opposite the Court-House, Donaldsonville, La. Practices in the Twenty-Second Judicial District (comprising St. James and Ascen sion parishes), and in the Supreme and United States Courts. my I I. N. Siais. J. E. POCiE. S "S & POCHE, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, St. Jaanes, Ia. Office at F. P. Pochia. Address: Convent P. 0. t_ Mir. Sinis will be in St. James every Monday. ap24 PAINTING, GRAINING, CALCIMINING and SIGN-WRITING. Paper-Hanging a Specialty. All orders addlressed to me at Donaldson ville wsll receive prompt attention. R. J. GRIIEEN. I. C. GRUBE'S Auction anlfl Comimllission House, Donaldsonville, La. The undersigned is pleased to inform the public that. having filed the bond required by law and received his commission from the Governor as an AUCTIONEER, he is now prepared to execute with promptness and satisfaction all business in the auction line with which he may be entrnsted. Fur niture aid articles of every description stured mid sold on comumission. Alxly to or address. IT. C. GRUIBE: illi Licensed and liotiuled Anctioncer. N. -BELL-- __ i)RUtGGIST, Corner Chetimaches and Mississippi Streets Donaldsonville, La. A couplete stock of Pure Chemicals al ways on hand. Prescriptions carefully com piled at all hours, day or night. letlti JOHN P. FORCHA, Cistern Makei', Railroad Avenue, opposite the Post-office, (onaldsonville, .La. All work guaranteed and satisfaction warranted. Prices lower than the lowest. For,the Canar. THE HOLY WORKER. BY A. J. REYNOLDS. To my esteemed young friend, Rev. RoarT. S. STUART. I sing in thy praise, 0, pure, christian man, Glad worker in a great, holy cause; The redemption of man from his vile, whkked ways, The expounder of God's mighty laws. 0! may you succeed in your praiseworthy course, Be you decked with success bright and glowing; And may you soon reap, in bounteous supply, The harvest from the seeds you are sowing. How oft when the world is wrapt in deep sleep You are over the Holy Book poring; Seeking the truth and attesting its weight, All its mystery anxiously exploring. And when shines the sun in the blue vault above, You again your kind mission renew; And spread the great word of the Codthatyou love' With the power He has given to you. How oft In the home of the sick and the poor, When with want the sad patient Is crying, You enter alone, at the lowly thatched door, All the wants of the sufferer supplying. Then again atthe couch of inanimate earth, When the soul 's from the cask sped away, And taken its flight to the God of its birth, How you kneel there in sorrow and pray. How you comfort the ones deprived of support, And strive their affliction to smooth, By charity's gifts and by solacing words, You endeavor heart-:ching to soothe. Ah! there is a grandeur in thy righteous work, That no pen of a Poet can paint; The work of thy blaster-the bidding of God, Deserving the crown of a Saint. Go on in thy course-pursue thy good work, Ne'er halting, ne'er stopping, ne'er fearing; In the end you'll be blessed with the Father's fond love, For you daily the White Throne are nearing. God speed thee, young friend, In thy self-imposed task, (The reclaiming and saving of men;) We hope that on earth you will have joy and bliss, And in heaven a bright diadem. DoSALDBONVILLE, May 9, 180. A BLUSHING MAIDEN'S LEAP YEAR PLEA. Pray, gentle being, give tsie heed, As kneeling humbly by thy side, With ixcerated heart I plead That I may be thy blushing bride. I long, I wildly long to press Thee to toy heart-I know 'tis rashi I pine to print a fond caress upon thy meek and mild mustache. Why, tell mise why, thine eyelids drop; Why turt nway so pettishly; Say, why with fierce, tumultuous flop Thy bosom heaves coquettishly I know that thou art yooung and fair As tiny birds in early spring; Btt thou shalt he my constant care, Thou frail and fragile little thing! I'll sew thy shirts and darn thy hose, Thy vietals cook, thy fire will light I'll grease thy gracious Grecian nos" Each snowy, enr-upy, wintry night. So, surely thou'll not tell me nay, And bid sne, dying, quit thy sile; Brace up. pull down thy vest, and say That I may be thy blushing bride. Not Ungrateful I Morgan City Free Press. Where is Gent. Fi-red. Ogden, coin mnannder in September, 1874, ott line notable 14th day i He aspired to the gnberna torial of ice and m(let with a defer t. Where is John McEnery, the Gov ernor for wo nmini Ogden fonight. He aspired to the Senate and was not successfnul. Where is Davidson R. Penn, the lieutenant ofi McEnery, innugurated in his absence ? The shades of re titelniiont stintuiioited hins Where is Francis T. Nicholls, the mainied Con.federnath veteran who piloted tfie Ship of State over the breakers to a quiet havent ? Sancificed to the cltitnis of oftice-seekers, prena turely untnied into private life, he is alsnoint lsst to the public .view. Yet there rnny le found umen who assert that the Democratic party of Louisinna is not uingrntefni to those who expend their talents and services in its behalf. CLAIBORNE. Homer Guardian: A tornado passed through the northern portion of the parish last Saturday night causing great destrution of property, and in some instances inflictin g s raious inju ries upon individuals. At, Colquitt, fourteen miles north of Horner, the storm (ame from the northeast and leveled every thing in its way. The tornado seems to have swept over a scope of country about four miles iii breadth, faking Ilaynesville also in its course. At Colquilt the chltch was moved off its underpizinit g, every building on the places of Mrs. Wilson and A. W. Palier except the family residences were leveled to the gron d. All the bnildiugs and the roof of J. T. Tigner's house were blown away. At C. Ludlam's a dwelling-house and ont-buildings were demolished, and Mis. Ludlam and her daughter were seriously injured by falling timber. On WV. P. Mills' place all the buildings were blown down, and so of every place on the line of the storm. At Haynesville we are informed that the datmuges was seaions. EAST BATON ROUGE. Baton Rouge .Ad vocate: It is stated Superintendent Fay will soon locate the office of State Superintendent of Public Eduncation at the capital. The other offices will be ri moved as soon as they can be provided with accom modatious, which will soon be done. Ernest Bryan, aged about 18 years, while skilarkiag at the Oil Fac tory a few days ago, received a cot on his arm, but the wonud was con sidered slight. Yesterday, however, it terminated fatally. A RAILROAD COMPANY ENJoINED. On the 21)th ult., Judge Billings of the United States District Court, on the application of F. M. Alies, tius tee, etc., issued an order restraining I the Louisiana Western Railroad Com pany from further proceeding iii the construction of their road. Co(u plainant alleges in his application that the Western Company is using the road bed of the Chattanooga Com i pay. Now, as the Chattanouga Co-in pany never acquired the right of way, or title to the land, on which they threw op this embankment, these proceedings are without foundation in right or reason.-Lafayette Adrertiser. Our Broadbrim Letters. The Check in Prosperity-First of May Imports-Old-Ocean-Unrequited Love * and its Consequences, Etc., Etc. 'iTiw YoaR, May 8, 1880. EniTrn CHIEF: The unexampled prosperity whiict it has been our pleasure to record foi the past year seems to have received a severe, if not a permanent check. IF is true that the tide of emigratior still rolls in upon us like the waters of a mighty river; but the golder current that gave such activity t( business a few months ago, no-longer flows towards the west, and we seem to be drifting into the same wild vor tex of extravagance which engulfed us some years ago. The virus seem, to have innoculated all classes. Boot. blacks and bankers, clergymen and hod-carriers, are each adding an item to the general account. From a state of prosperity such as the country had not known for a quarter of a century, in a few short months we find our selves face to face with hard times. Sonie branches of trade are still ac tive; but even among the most fortu nate are germs of discontent, which angers ill for the laboring classes and their employers. There is none of the old-time friendship and fellowship that used to distinguish them years ago. A wide gulf separates the em ployers and the employed ; the chasm grows wider every day. In the coun try this evil is felt only to a limited extent; but in a great city like New York, the lines are tightly drawn, and there are men here worth millions, and employing hundreds of hands, who are as powerless as the beggars at their doors to place an apprentice in their own factories, which they have reared at a cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars. The whole of our American labor system has been upset by European communism, till at last the servants are the masters and the masters are the servants. With this has come the most inflated notion of individual values, till the servant who scrubs your kitchen or ruins your victuals in the cooking, imagines herself as justly entitled to diamond earrings and camel's hair shawls as her thatiess. The 1st of May has sadly disar ranged us ; nobody feels in good hu mnor for a mmonth after, for that is the day when all New York indulges in the general misery of a move. For weeks after it is impossible to find anything. You ask for your razor, and tIhe servant tells you that she hasn't seen it since she left the house, where she used it to splita little kind ling wood. Your boot-jack was used to kindle fire in the new house; your hat box is smashed ; two legs are broken out of your easy chair ; all sorts of domestic sufferings come down on you like an avalanche, and to cap the climax of your misfortune, you were compelled to change servants when you moved. It is true the one you lost did not amount to much, but you could have got along with her; but, alas! in ani evil hour she became enamoted of the skill-man, or he of her, and she got married. Tle new girl is first-class in her charges, and you soon begin to realize that if there is famine in Ireland, their relatives in America are not likely to suffer. As I said before, the times are hard, very hard ; laboiing men are walking about the streets with nothing to do, and yet there has been no time since the wat that the demands of domes tic servants have been so inmppdent and exhotbitant. An Association of Ladies has been totnied here, .for the purpose of resisting this imposition, and another society has just been in angurated, for the purpose of proper ly training domestic servants. Both of theim have the very best wishes of all who have the welfare of the coun try at heart, and we sincerely wish them Godspeed. Every week shows an increase of imports over the same week last year, and if we except the article of rail road iron, which is corning in by thousands of tons, most of the imports represent articles of luxury, or at least things that we ought to mianu tacture ourselves, or get along with out. It seems almost like a national disgrace that the United States should be importing railroad iron, fronm abroad. And this reminds me that Win. H. Vanderbilt and family de parted for Europe a few days ago. Ostensibly the t ip is for pleasure, after investing $50,000,000 in G'vern meut bonds, so as to be sure of his personal expenses while abroad, lie leaves the New York Central to run itself, satisfied that the road will be there when lie gets back. They say that he is going in search of health and pleasure, ire was absent from New York exactly forty days, and in that time he bought 40,000 tons of railroad iron, which is now being laid down on the New York Central road. This is worse than a fault; it is a crime. And yet no one can blame Mr. Vanderbilt. Mr. Vanderbilt did what every sensible man will do; lie bought where he could buy cheapest and best, and there are other railroad magnates who will do the same thing. When questioned in regard to his purchase, Mr. Vanderbilt replied that the rails were better than any he could get in the United States. After all our blow and froth about the su periority of our native manufactures, it is a bitter pill to swollow, but I suppose we will have to take it. The season has been a particularly disastrious one upon the ocean, no less than the remnants of six crews having been brought into New York last week from vessels abandoned at sea. It is especially fortunate that these disasters have been confined to our mercantile marine. Our passen ger vessels have fortunately escaped, notwithstanding the fact that the sea is alive with them. Our streets are crowded with emigrants, and the Em igration Commissioners are kept busy night and day. The sensation of the week has been the murder of a Mrs. Nellie Stokes by her infatuated lover Edward Ken nedy. The murdered woman was only nineteen years of age, and had parted from her husband a few weeks before on account of some trifling quarrel. Kennedy, who was a sailor, camne to board at the house where Mrs. Stokes was stopping with her aunt. Young Kennedy became com pletely infatuated with Mrs. Stokes, and on her refusal to marry him, shot himself. He was taken to the hospit al, and during his illness, Mrs. Stokes was a constant visitor. As soon as lie recovered, lie returned to the house where she was stopping, and renewed his suit. On being refused a second time, he shot Mrs. Stokes, and then attempted to kill himself. Unfortu nately lie was not successful, so that we have another murder case on the calendar. The accident at the Madison'Sqmare Garden seems to .have shaken the very foundations of the city. One of our great dailies has discovered that whole blocks of aristocratic buildings up-town are raised upon piles driven into the mud, and that a green and slimy tide ebbs and flows in the cellar. These buildings are im1 the most fash innable quarter of New York. Dives lives, but Lazarus can find no place in this stately pile to lay his head. Per haps when they get filled with stock jobbers from Wall street, and chaps who have drawn prizes in the Louisi ana Lottery, and fellows with long hank accounts, effected through the syndicate on grain, the foundation may give out, and the walls may tumble, and the roof cave in, and then we shall have . Crowner's quest, and the verdict will be " sarved 'em rimrhtl m' And this brings me to the Dog Show. Of course we must haves a sen sation in New York. A murder, an elopement, a sudden disappearance, a French cook manufactured into a for eign Count or something of that sort; a revival or a walking match, it makes no difference, and when these fail us, we fall back upon the puppies. We are going to have a Dog Show. The globe has been ransacked for curs, and we are going to have them all in New York. Every thing in the shape of dog-flesh, from a Siberian blood hound to a skye-terrier, the miserable sore eyed mannikin that the fine lady carries in her muff, the black-muzzled bull that ornaments the front of a butchei's cart, the villainous spitz, suggestive of hydrophobia ; all the snarling little curs that run through the fence and get a nip at the r'alt of your leg before you know it ; we are going to have them all. The exhibi tion takes place in Madison Square Garden, and that the lives of these valuable canines may not be placed in jepardy, a council of eminent archi tects has been called. Every part of the building has been thoroughly ex amined. New supports and braces have been placed in the roof and walls. The lives of the dogs have been insured, and five medical ex perts have been engaged to take charge of the canopharmaceitical de partment. This is eminently proper and just; "every dog has his day," but onr. can not help thinking that if one-half the care, foresight and hl manity which is expended on these dogs had been given to the multitude assembled at the Hahneman Fair, two weeks ago, many precious lives might have been.saved, and the city might have been spared a horror, the like of which it has not known for many a day. Still we are all going to the dogs, when the show opens, and if any of your readers feel interested in what oc-cure there, respectfully in form them that it will be continued in our next. Yours truly, 13ROADB3RIM. Scientific Miscellany. -Some woodcutters in Styria were surprised on felling a large oak to find in its hollow trunk a human skeleton in excellent preservation. It is conjectured that the bones are those of some hunter who climbed the tree and slipped into the hole in the trunk, from which he was unable to extricate himself. -This simple method of making a phosphorescent lamp is given: Cleanse oyster shells by well washing, expose them to a red heat for half an hour, sep arate the cleanest parts, and put into a crucible in alternate layers with sul phur. Then beat to redness for at leastan hour. When cold break the mass, and separate the whitest parts for use. If en closed in a bottle the figures of a watch may be seen by the aid of the light emitted. To renew the luminosity of the mass expose the bottle each day to the sun or other strong light. The sul phide of calcium will thus be made to absorb light, which will be available throughout the night. -Investigations lately made reveal the fact that the number of vibrations of a tuning fork is affected by the tempera ture, and that the higher the tone of the fork the greater becomes the influence of temperature. -An observer in England has found that the depth of dew-fall in that coun try seldom exceeds the hundredth part of an inch during any night of the year; while the average annual depth of the deposit is not more than an idch and a half. -A school for the education of idiots has been in operation in Holland for twenty-five years, with encouraging results. Of the total of 417 pupils en tered upon its register since 1855, forty three have gone directly into service or adopted a trade, while twenty-five oth ers have been discharged in a greatly improved condition. -Tronne's electrical polyscope was re cently placed in the stomach of a fish swimming in a Paris aquarium. With out producing any sign of inconvenience, the body of the fish was then illumina ted by the apparatus, which caused it to radiate into the aquarium a light equal to that .'f a common candle. -During some recent experiments in Glasgow it has been proved that tele phonic sound can be conveyed through a less facile conductor than the usual unbroken wire. In this case a break in the wire was takn q by a number of persons, who by joining hands continued the electric current through their tod ies. The effect of interposing these human links was to diffuse and weaken the electric power; but the current was still sufficient to convey some audible reproduction of a song from the trans mitting to the receiving end of a tele phone. *-After a long search, M. Broca de clares that he 1-as bWmn able to find no skeleton save that of the negro which corresponds in proportions and outline to that of the statue of the Apollo Belvedere. -Mr. M. A. Vedder finds that water is not freed from organic impurities in freezing, and that the germs of animal cuhe are present in very much of the ice taken from stagnant water. This be ing the case, considerable risk must at tend the use of such ice in drinking Sa ter._ -A Brussels genius has a plan for con structing a submarine apparatus for traveling to the North Pole. It is pre snmed that when the pole is reached he will act on another hint from Jules Verne's fertile imagination and seek an opening to the centre of the earth! -In a paper on the origin of the plow, Dr. Tylor states that the first agricul tural implement seems to have been a pointed stick four or five feet long, such as many savage tribes still carry for the purpose of digging roots, knocking down fruits and uneartuhing animals. At a later date the stick was hent and used as a hoe, the point being hardened by fire. In the southern part of Sweden large tracts of land give evidence of early cultivation, which is attributed to a prehistoric people called by the natives "the hackers," who are always associated with the giants of mythology, and whose rude hoe was a fir pole with a short projecting branch. There came into use afterwards a larger instrument of the same kind, which was not used like the hoe but dragged by men or oxen. Instances of this are to be found in old Egyptian pictures and it was probably the primitive idea of the plows which is of prehistoric origin, evidences being found of its early use among the Greeks, Egyptians and Chinese. It had from the earliest times a religious sanc tion. The next improvement was a wooden hook shod with iron; and in the time of Virgil a wheeled plow was in use which differed but little from the best in Europe a century ago. -31. Pasteur proposes inquiring into the disease and parasites of the phyl. loxera, with a view of promoting their increase. He believes this to be the most promising plan of exterminating the vineyard pest. It is a well known fact that microscopic parasites often prove remarkably destructive to insect life. -By the aid of spectrum analysis sodium has been detected in a solution containing less than the two-millionth of a grain. Summary of State News. Gleanings from the Press. ST. JOHN. Bonnet Carre Meschaeebe: Friday last, a little child of Mrs Michel A. Beenel fell in a kettle of water and was drowned before being discovered. PLAQUEMINES. Pointe-a-la-Hache Observer: Frank Donaldson, fireman at the Empire Parish steam rice mill, was smoth ered to death on the 3rd inst., while cleaning out the boiler. WEST BATON ROUGE. Baton Rouge Advocate: A Negro named Perkins was shot and killed ma Capt. Brown's place, in West Baton Rouge, on Tuesday night. It isstated he was stealing cabbages in the gas den at the time he was shot. A VOYELLES. Marksville Review: The back wa ter in the fields along the Bayou des Glaises is slowly receding. From ap pearances, the planters will have time to plant cotton after the complete subsidence of the water. The corn will be liable to attack from worms as is usually the case after an over flow. ASSUMPTION. Napoleonville Pioneer: The new Police Jury met ,n Thursday last and organized by electing Gen. W. B. Ratliff, President. The present Secretary and 'rreasurer, Mr. Auguste Boudreaux, holds oven until next De cember. The jury created the office of Parish Attorney, at a salary of X500 per annuml. Mr. W. E. Howell was elected to till this position. NATCHfITOCIIE8. Vindicator: Neuville, the promis ing little son of P. Vietorin Pru dhornme, Esq., was drowned in Cane River, a short distance below town. The body was iecovered.... There was a general jail delivery at this place, Tuesday night, owing to flthe insecurity of our0 lockup." The oi fenses charged against the prisoners who broke out were, however, of a trivial character. RED RIVER. Coushatta Citizen: Mrs; Wilson's private boarding-house, better known as the Planter's Hotel, was destroyed by fire on the 8th inst. The building was owned by Mrs. Stanfill, and was insured... .The steamer Jessie K. Bell, while passing Wear's landing, on Red river, Thursday morning, May 6th, was struck by a gate and had the top of both chimneys, jack-staff and roof of her cabin carried away. Damage $5000. POINTE COUPEE. Pelican: The river continues to fall slowly, and the water is gradu ally receding from the fields. Plant ers follow with cotton pilnting, and the seed will vegetate in a few days. If the water continues to fall there is anmple time to make a crop of cottew. Corn planted after an overflow is very often cut by worms. We have seen seed corn soaked in lime water, which prevented the worm from at tacking it. RAPIDES. Alexandria People: Major Raxs dale, while at work, building an awning around the jewelry house of Ferguson & Schnack lost his balance and fell to the brick pavement be low-a distance of about twenty feet-breaking his collar bone aand receiving internal injuries that are quite serious. He was immediately conveyed home by the advice of Dr. French, and at last accounts was do ing well, but suifering considerably. TANGIPAHOA. Amite City Inudependent: At Gui lett's gin factory, lar Wednesday, Joseph A. Loubett, 13 years of age, was accidentally caught in a driving belt of the wheels, which carried kni naound the shaft, and then pulled'liisa right arm.out of the socket at the shoulder, letting his body drop to the ground. His face and throat also were severely lacerated. The little sufferer boie his pain with great for titude and at last accounts was doing well. MOREHOUSE. Bastrop Clarion : Last week the hant ii and maule shed belonging to A. W. Bridges of Gum Ridge caught tire from lightning and burned, losing a fine lot of hay, millet, etc. On the 22d a heavy wind passed through Oak Ridge, blowing down fences, houses and timber in places. Several head of cattle were killed by the falling timber._.. While a Negro woman was engaged in washing clothes in the bayon last Saturday, in front of Mr, R. H. Ward's dwelling, she voticed the body of a human being, face down. floating toward the bank as witicj she stood. She immediately gave the alarm, when Mr. Ward, gsaisted by several others, brought the body ashore and buried it on the bank of the stream. From some papers and as memorandum book found on the corpse the following conhnsloasa rela tive to the deceased were found. His name was Henry E. Flattery, of Bunk er Hill, Illinois, and he had been identified in some way with the steamer Ollie B. He had some money on his person, part of which Mr. Ward gave the Negroes who buried him, the balanace-atuut $20, he holds sub ject to the oalder of any friend or rela tive of the dead man. Mr. Wardi thinks it probmble, from the appear ance of the man's face and head, that he was cudgeled twAre he diapped among the fish. Now, AND THEN.-Jost nmw Con gressional ea-sndidmates of the Third District are giving away post-offices, cistoua-houses, newspaper ofiaeas, anil auilding marine hospitals, all to be deliv-ril after election. To-slay, ex. pectaats are beaning with smiles, but after election they Mill be f.,uud studying the se4ipterc for new cuss words with which to al-ns the saec crssful candidate for failing to ks-eta lisjspiomuises.- Ioroau CGity rcs l'ri S.