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THE DONALDSONYLLLE CHIEF.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PARISH OF ASCENSION AND TOWN OF DONALDSONVLLLE. VOLUME IX. DONALDSONVILLE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 1880. NUMBER * analbsonbillr Q4ief. Amicas Humani Generis. A Wide-Awake Home Newspaper Published Every Saturday, at bonaldsonville,AacensioR Parish,La., LIINDEN E. DENTLEY, EDITOR AND PRoraITron. TERMS OF STUBSCRIPTION: One copy, one year,....-...........$2 00 One copy, six monthss............. 1 25 Six copies, one yea................1000 twelve copies, oie year,.............18 00 Payable invariably in advance. ADVERTISING RATES: 'Cte inch of space constitutes a "square." 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The editor is notresponsible forthe views of correspondents. Address: CHIEF, Donaldsonville. La. DONALDSONVILLE BUSINESS DIRECTORY. DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, Etc. Dl. VEGA, Agent, dealer in Dry Goods, A Notions, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Groceries, Liquors, Furniture, Hard ware, Tobacco, Paints, Oils, Glass, Lumber, Bricks, Carts and Wagons; Loch's corner, Railroad Avenue and Mississippi street. BERNARD LEMANN, dealer in Western 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 Crescent Place. JOSEPH GONDRAN, dealer in Clothing, 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 . Goods, Clothing, Notions, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Furniture, Hardware, Crock ery, Trunks, etc., corner Mississippi and St. Patrick streets and No. 24 Railroad Avenue. Everything at lowest figures. ( KLINE, corner Crescent Place and C Houmas street, dealer in Dry 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 O ing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Groceries, Furniture, Hardware and Plantation Sup plies, at the old Post-office stand, Mississippi street. WEINSCIIENCK, dealer in Dry Goods, S Notions, Clothing, Grocerihs, Hard ware, Hats, Boots and Shoes, and general Plantation Supplies, Railroad Avenue, be tween Iberville and Attakapas streets. JNO. SOLOZANO, dealer in Groceries, Wines and Liquors, Crockery, Tinware, Notions, etc. No. 21 Railroad Avenue, be tween Conway and St. Michael streets, Donaldsonville. P T. BABlN, dealer in Choice Family " Grocerles,Wines and Liquors, Lamps, Oils, etc. Darrowville, near ferry landing, and opposite Donaldsonville. LIQUOR AND BILLIARD SALOONS. T IIE PLACE, Gus. Israel, manager, Corner Lessard and Mississippi streets. Billiards, Lager Beer, Best Wines and Liquors, Fine Cigars, etc. BUTCHERS' EXCHANGE, P. Mollere, pro prietor, Crescent Place, opposite the Market-House. Best of Wines, Liquors and Cigars always kept at the bar. HOTELS AND BOARDING-HOUSES. R ORT. E. LEE HOTEL, at Marx Israel's old stand, corner Mississippi and Les sard streets. Jos. Lafargue, proprietor. Bar and billiard room attached. First-class en tertainment and accommodations. RIVERSIDE HOTEL and BAR-ROOM, Mississippi street, Fred. Rogge, Pro prietor. Boarding and lodging at reasonable rates. Table always supplied with the best the market affords. Special and comfortable accommodations for transient boarders. ST. LOUIS HOTEL, Lucy Butler, pro prietor. Crescent Place, near the wharf. First-class Board and Lodging at reasonable rates. C'ITY HOTEL, P. Leferre, Proprietor, Railroad Avenue, cor. Iberville street. Bar supplied with best Liquors. CONFECTIONERIES. PHILIP GEIGER'S Confectionery and Fruit Store, Mississippi street, adjoining Lemann's old stand. Cakes, Soda Water, Nuts, Toys and Fancy Articles. DONALDSONV'LE CONFECTIONERY, by A. Grille, Mississippi street, near St. Patrick. Branch on Railroad Avenue, near O pelousas street. Cakes, Fruits, Nuts, Soda Water, Ice Cream. Cakes. Ice Cream and Syrups for weddings and parties fur nished on short notice. -L CIGAR DEALER. . OS. THOMPSON. Railroad Avenue, next door to corner of Conway street, near the depot, dealer in Havana and Domestic Cigars, Tobacco, Snuff, Pipes, etc. MILLINERY. RS. M. BLUM. Milliner, Assiss M street, between Lessard and St. rat rick: Latest-styles-of Bonfnets, Ilats. French _ Flowers, etc.; also,-all kinds of Ladies' Un derwear. RS.J. FEVRIER. Milliner; all kinds of I Hats, Bouncts. Trimmings. Artiticial Flowers and Fancy Articles, vorner M1iesis tippi and Lessard streets. SEWING MACHINES. Singer Sewing Machine DEPOT, corner Mississippi and Lessard streets. A. Combe...................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'a store. CIENTRAL DRUG STORE, corner Rail road Avenue and Iberville street, L. Blanabard, proprietor. Fresh Drugs and Medicines. HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTING. R J. GREEN, House, Sign and Ornamen s tal Painter, Railroad Avenue, near Claiborne street. Paper-hanging and Calci mining in superior style. BARBER SHOP. T L. FERNANDEZ, Barber Shop, Mis L sissippi Street, near corner Lessard. Shaving, hair-cutting, shampooing, etc., in most artistic style. TINSMITH. TOUIS J. RACKE, Tinsmith, Mississippi street, at Lemann'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 Duffed, R. Prosper Landry. DUFFEL & LANDRY, Attorneys at Law. 4-)ffice on Chetimaches street, just back of the Court-House. DWARD N. ] UGH, Attorney at Law, LAttakapas street, opposite Louisiana Square. Visits Nanoleonville on Mondays. SOIA WATER M-ANUFACTOR-. SODA WATER MANUFACTORY, Hi. S Hether, proprietor, No. 11 Mississippi street. Soda, Mineral, Seltzer and all kinds of ierated waters manufactured, and sold at lowest prices. SADDLERY..-HARNESS-MAKING. FREDERICK BRENN, Saddler and Hlar ness Maker, 159 Railroad Avenue. Sad dles and harness of all styles and prices made to order. All orders for repairing and painting of Carriages and Buggies promptly executed. Dr. P. J. Friedrichs, o~ b~if'1c eii Is now permanently located on Railroad Avenue between Mississippi and Iberville streets DR. A. C. LOVE, Darrowville, La. Left bank Mississippi river, opposite Don aldsonville. Office and residence at Gibson's Hotel. DR. J. B. VANDEGRIFF OFFICE : Attakapas street, near the Court-House, Dlonaldsonville, La. R. W. M. McGALLIARD Office in Crescent Place, Donaldsonville, La. D. HANSON, M. D. OFFICE: Corner Iberville street and Railroad Avenue, next door to Central Drug Store, Donaldsonville, La. LAW AND NOTARIAL OFFICE. R. N. Sims, AWTORNUT AT LAW, Donaldsonville, La. Practice in Ascension,Assumption and St. James. mch22-ly PAUL LECHE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Donaldsonvile, La., Office: One block below the Court House, on Attakapas street. my24-ly F1 B. EABHART, ATWO.IIT 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. myl R. N. Sins. J. E. Pocna. SIMS & POCHE, ATTOR2NTS AT LAW, St. Jaanes, La. Office at F. P. Pochi's. Address: Convent P. O. to Mr. Sinis will be in St. James every Monday. ap24 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 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 entrusted. Fur niture and articles of every description stored and sold on commission. Apply to or address, H. C. GRUBE: dl3 Licensed and Bonded Auctioneer. DRUGGIST, Corner Chetimaches and Mississippi Streets Donaldsonville, La. A complete stock of Pure Chemicals al ways on hand. Prescriptions carefully com piled at all hours, day or night. feb16 JOHN P. FORCHA, Cistern Baker, Railroad Avenue, opposite the Post-office, Donaldsonville, La. All work guaranteed and satisfaction warranted. Prices lower than the lowest. THE SCOUTS IN CAMP. j" Wyoming Kit," in Detroit Free Press.] " Pile on a few more pine knots Tom; it's snappin' cold to-night The wind from Rocky Canon comes with keenest kind o' bite Let's her a rousin' old camp fire, an' then we'll have a chat; Pleas.hand my rifle over hyar-must keep my paw on that! A feller doesn't allers know jist when he'll need his gun Jist when the cussed Injun sneaks ar' hunt in' arter fun. Light up yer pipe, old pardner, thar's noth in' like a smoke To fill the intermission thet's atween each yarn or joke. "I don't know what's got inter me, fur on the trail to-day, My thoughts hey bin a scoutin, 'round a camp thet's far away! A camp thet's in ' God's country,' near thet bright Ohio stream, An' the nmem'ries of the past kep' crowdin' on ate like a dream ! I seed the old log farm house, whar' I spent The schoo lhouse with its noisy crew; the boys in all their plays; I could see the old red meetin' house, whar' once I ,jined the church Stood in with pious folks a while, then left 'em in the lurch! " God bless that old red meetin' house! I tell ye, Tom, it makes My heart heat up with warmest love, an' every fibre quakes, When inem'ries shoot across my trail, of all the joys I seed, Afore I jined the gen'ral rush in the '49 stampede! (Whoa, Chief ! you cussed idiot ! Don't jump at every sound! Best fill yerself with grass-whoa, boy! jilt quit thet snortin' round! Git back thar' to yer grazin'-that war a wolf you heard Or else the hootin' of an owl, or flutterin' of a bird!) "As I war sayin', Tom, I used to listen to the talk, When the old gray headed preacher told us how to toe the chalk. If ever thar' war a righteous man I'll back old Parson Hurd Agin the flyest Gospel sharp thet ever slung the Woid ! He wa'n't as eloquent as some, an' didn't wear sich clothes As them thet hung gold spectacle across a pious nose; But when it comes to Gospel-talk thet over took the heart, The old man bulged away ahead, an' played a-eadin'parts " When I growed to be eighteen, or so, I mind I used ter sit An' hear the parson drawin' consolation from the writ; But somehow or another, no matter how I tried, I couldn't keep these eyes o' mine from wan derin' to the side Whar all the country gals 'd sit in the best o' Sunday clothes, A wonderin' arter mueetin's out, who'd ketch the smartest beans! This heart o' mine 'd beat tattoo when I'd git a lovin' look From a daisy with a face half hid behind her singin' book! "An' when the benediction an' Doxology war played We'd draw up in a line outside the door, an' oh, how 'fraid I used. ter feel, afore my turn, as each suc cessive beau Marched out o' ranks tip to his gal, an' ciooked his arm, ye know! But arter hookin' on myself, and startin' down the lane Toward her daddy's farm, my courage all came back again, An' then we'd laugh, an' chat, an' sing, an' squeeze each other's hand, An' say a thousan' things that none but lovers understand ! "I had the sweetest little gal that ever slung a kiss, An' the days I spent a sparkin' war all gilt edged with bliss! I'd a married that thar' beauty, Tom, if that 'tarnal cry of gold Hadn't like an ocean billow over all the country rolled ! I caught the fever, like the rest, an' kissed the gal good-bye, An' left her standin' in the lane with sad and tearful eye ! I promised to go back, of course at no great distant day, But when a man gets in these bills he's lia ble to stay. "I hunted gold industriously, but couldn't make a stake, An' then I emigrated hyer, endeavorin' ter make Enough to take me home, but failed-an' then fur Uncle Sam I started huntin' Injuns on the trail, an' lhyar I am ! But some day. Tom, I may go back to take a peep around At the old familiar objects on my early stampin' ground "'Look up thet gal?' not much, old pard; I'll bet thet country school Is educatin' kids o' hers-whoa Chief ! you 'tarnal fool! " The Sunday Law. Lake Charles Echo. The Sunday law is being strongly advocated in all the Southern States. It is now rigidly enforced in Ken tucky, and the Louisville Courier- 1 Journal speaks as follows of its agency in closing liquor saloons on Sunday: The retail liquor dealer represents a business of debauchery; a business which nurses and instigates crime; a business which bears heavily on the pockets of tax-payers. No one can deny that such is the nature of the business which insists upon a dis crimination in its favor, embodying the addition of a day more in which to inflict physical and moral injury upon men. On some election days all the liquor saloons are required to be closed. Why ? Because there are large numbers of men who are not at work on those days, and who will ply themselves with liquor until they have no longer any control over their wills. Then they are prepared to commit crime. For the same reason the liquor saloons should be hermeti cally sealed Sunday. There are fewer men at work on Sunday than any other day, and if several hundred are open for " business," they are likely to do business with a vengeance in their peculiar and detrimental way. Liquor selling is a very peculiar and a confessedly dangerous business, and it should be dealt with in a very peculiar way-just like gunpowder, for instance, which is carefully stored and locked up at isolated points for reasons of public safety. It has come Ito be the rule that the bloodiest crimes of the week are committed on = Sunday, and almost every one of them has its origin in Sunday drink- i ing with resultant quarreling and violence, either in the saloons or near them. There is certainly abun dant reason why the amended Sun day law should be enforced, Our Broadbrim Letters. How the Chicago Nomination was Re ceived-Convention of Reformed Min isters-The Boy Preacher's Converts The Bears Routed on Wall Street Murder, Suicide, Icebergs, etc. NEW YORK, June 19, 1880. EDITOR CHIEF: When the dark horse came in on Tuesday's race at Chicago, time 1.36, I wish you could have seen the faces of the people as they crowded around the different bulletin boards that an nounced the name of the victor. " Who the - is he, any way ?" said a tall, raw-boned patriot on the out side of the crowd. " Why, don't you know who Garryfield is? " said a lit tle fat, podgy fellow, elbowing his way up towards the board. " Don't you know who Garryfield is? Why, he is the mimber of Congress from Illinoy." "Yes, I remember him now," said raw-bones,and he went on study ing the figures. " I went to school wid him in Iorland," said a gentle man with a hod on his shoulder. " He is a cousen of me mother's, I know him well." After the nomination was com pleted, men gathered in knots upon the corners, and eagerly discussed the situation; and, notwithstanding the national prominence of the nominee, it was astonishing to see, in every crowd, the number of people who had never heard the name of James A. Garfield. It was almost as bad as the inquiry nearly 40 years ago," " Who is James K. Polk."- The diversity of opinion was as remarkable as it was amusing. "Fust-class man, sir," said a sovereign in a white choker, a "straight-forward, honest and true farmer, sir, a mechanic, a preacher of the Gospil, a soldier and a statesman; I guess he'll do." A man at his elbow evidently did not coincide with his views, for, speaking aloud, so every one in the crowd could hear, "I reckon the Repubs must have been pretty hard up for a candidate when they took up that ere Garfield. Why, he don't know nothin'. Who ever heard of him afore. I never did. We'll hurrah any way. Sam. Tilden will have a ialk over the course. That 'ere nomination is jest as good as a 100,000 majority for the Domo crats." " We've cleaned out the third termers," said a jubilant Blaine man, "And we've knocked Jim Blaine higher an a kite," roared an ardent admirer of Grant. "If we couldn't win ourselves, we named the winning horse," said a Sherman man ; while a supporter of Washburne declared that " he was never so happy in his life, and that the nomination was the best that could possibly be made." As a matter of course, where every body got just what he wanted there was no chance for a dispute, much less a fight; so the 100 guns, which announced the end of the battle, fell like Hermon's dew, on Republicans and Democrats alike, the former be ing assured that he was the strongest man that could possibly have been named; and the latter were equally confident that there was not a man on the Republican slate who could be so easily beaten. But the Chicago convention has not been the only one in session. In Brooklyn a convention of Reformed ministers has been trying to squelch the Masons, and to taboo to-baccy, pipes and Odd Fellows. A desperate assault was made upon the Masons by an enthusiastic brother from the West. He was one of those small headed individuals, who wears a 41 hat, height 6 ft. 2, and 161 inches about the hips. In the convention, however, were a number of ministers who had taken all the Blue Lodge, Royal Arch and Templar degrees, and they had the advantage of know ing what they were talking about, which the brethren from the West had not. One of them had an old catch-penny expose in his pocket, with which he wanted to enlighten the brethren, whereupon a stalwart preacher from New England objected to turning the convention into a Ma sonic Lodge, an objection which sent the belligerent brother from Minne sota to grass on cries of " time." Failing in the Masonic assault, they commenced an indiscriminate can nonade on pipes, tobacco, cigarettes and euds. For delicate men, it would have been a delicate matter; but there was no delicacy about the re formers, and any man who went in for " Gale & Ax's Little Joker" they sent, without benefit of the clergy, to the warmest place on the other side = of Jordan. If he indulged in a cud of Lorillard's Fine Cut, there was no punishment named in the Old or New Testament equivalent to the sin. It was especially fortunate for some of the evangelists that there is no such thing as a search warrant known to Reformed conventions, for if some worthy sub-deacon or judicious elder had gone through the convocation of Saints, I would have been willing to wager two to one that at least one half of them would have been detected with prize packages of Honey Dew or Anderson's Solace, snugly tucked away in their pockets, from which they expected to derive inspiration for future sermons on the " way to grace." I am happy to announce that in the final conflict the anti-tobacco men were knocked out of time, and for twelve months, at least, the sons of Ammon will smoke their pipes in peace. Sunday was a red-letter day at Tal mage's Tabernacle in Brooklyn, 400 stray sheep being gathered to the fold. I recollect the time when 400 was considered a pretty respectable congregation, now it's a mere post cript or addenda, which excites no special notice or comment outside 4f the realm of grace. Of coarse Brother Talmage was in his glory, as well he might be, for the !arge accession was the result of the boy preacher's re vival efforts for the past two weeks. I hope the converts may all continue to hold fast to that which is good, and prove to the world, by faith and good works, that their conversion means something more than the " sounding brass and the tinkling cymbal." "The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong," says the psalmist, and there could be no better eyidence of the truth of this excellent homily, than the fluctua tionsofthe- tlitockmiarket during the present week. A short ten days ago, the "bears " were masters of the sit uation; they sat on their haunches, sucking their paws in a state of de lightful beatitude, not a bovine in sight, all dead or desperately wound ed, beef nihil, hides and horns only for sale. No doubt you have heard of Phoenix's Phoenix Insurance Com pany, and others; well, the "bulls" very much resembled that specie of bird. Where they came from was a mystery. I thought they were all as dead as a door-nail; but *Monday morning, bright and early, they ral-, lied on 'change by legions. They seemed to spring from the ground like the warriors of Rhoderic Dhu, and by noon the bears were climbing the trees, or roosting on the fences, and the general cry was sauce que pieut, and the battle-ground was cov ered with fur and bear claws. It seemed as if the Republican nomina tion had given every thing a boost. Westein Union, which had been forced down to 87, suddenly rallied to 101J Erie jumped eight points. Pacific Mail, all the coal and railroad stocks answered to the call. Every thing went up kiting. The men who thought they were shipwrecked on the 3rd of June, and who got out of Wall street under jury masts, came back on Tues day, with colors flying, and all sails set, and bearing no more signs of the late scrimmage than if they had been moored in Delmonico's back parlor, amusing themselves on Cliquotoand deviling crabs. The sensations of the week, aside from politics, I regret to say, have been murder and suicide. A drunken German brute beat his wife to death, and after pitching her out of his apartments, he set fire to the house, and nearly severed his head from his body. The latest suicide is one of the most melancholy that has occurred here for many a day. A young Is raelite, by the name of Eiseman, be came engaged to an estimable young Hebrew lady by the name of Wiel. The betrothal took place according to the Jewish form some time ago, and the young lady's family, perfect ly satisfied with the prospective bridegroom, looked forward to the happy consummation of the wedding. The guests were all bidden, the bride was arrayed for the ceremony, the minister arrived to tie the knot, every thing was ready, and the marriage feast in waiting, but the bridegroom came not. First anxiety and then dismay sat on the faces of the watch ers; at last the bride fainted, and was carried, apparently lifeless, to her chamber. The guests vanished from the house of sorrow, and next morn ing it was ascertained that the un fortunate groom had blown out his brains at Sweeny's Hotel, at the iden tical hour fixed for his wedding. Neither history or fiction gives any more startling romance than this. The presence of 679 icebergs be tween Cape Cod and the Banks of Newfoundland had considerably mod ified the solar heat which nearly roasted us in May. I say it with sor row, that it has not reduced the price of ice a cent on the hundred. The iceman is our present ghoul. When he comes with his bill, we talk of lynchings and vigilance committees, but quieter counsels prevail, and we are in hopes they may yet live to repent of their sine. Yours truly, BROAPBRIM. Our Washington Letter. Opinions Respecting Garield's Nomina tion-A Oampaip of Personalities Looked For-Democratic Probabili ties-Veto of tha Deputy Marshals Bill-Oensns of th' District of Oolnm bia. WAsmNloToN. 1). C.. June 16, 1880. EDIToR CHIEF: The expression with reference to the Chicago nomination among the ten thousand residents of the District in government employment who will vote in their respective States next November, are almost identical with those upon the nomination of Gov ernor Hayes four years ago. A large majority would have preferred Blaine or Grant, just as they hoped tiat Morton, Conkling or Blaine would be nominated then. But it can not be said that there is real dissatisfaction with the ticket, on the contrary there is a very general belief that General Garfield will make a strong candidate, and poll the full strength of the par ty. The Chicago nominee is of course, very well known in Washington. He is, I believe, the first candidate for the chief magistracy, who has be longed to the religious denomination of which the late Alexander Cambell is supposed to have been the founder. The church which he attends in this city is a very small wooden edifice on Vermont Avenue, the only one of the denomination in Washington, and it is under the charge of Rev. F. D. Power. A carefully prepared " rec ord" of General Garfield is to be sent out early by the Democrats. It will revive slanders, and malicious prose cutions long ago proved untrue and forgotten; the intention being, of course, to show that he has been un duly enriched while in Congress. But this intention will fail. General Gar field is comparatively a poor man. A campaign made up of attacks on can didates is not one-which most people desire, and that is the kind of one the Democrats evidently intend to fur nish us. Speculation is active as to the com ing Democrat, with chances, if Wash ington speculations may be relied on, in favor of Ex-Governor Seymour. Yet within a feM4wyetle ieteaae op ponents of Tilden have rather given the cold shoulder to the Seymour movement. This may be acounted for, possibly, by the fact that they wish to class the two men together as defeated candidates, so as to aid them in their opposition to Tilden. They may wish to say, for instance in or der to kill off Tilden, that it will not do to nominate a man who has once run for the Presidental ofice unsuc cessfully. But there are no signs of concentration on any other candidate. The Field strength in the South is found to be, to a great extent, fic titous. Hancock, if I may venture a prophecy, has less opposition than any of the other candidates, Seymour ex cepted. The President's veto of the Deputy I Marshals bill-Bayard's-was antici- i pated, but takes ground not expected by either Repulicans or Democrats. The question of an extra session was anxiously discussed by every body at the capital today. There is a great disinclination to return here during the political campaign. General Garfield, who arrived yes terday, has as many personal friends among Congressmen as there are meibers of Congress. They will all call upon him during his stay here. He will close his private business as soon as possible, and return to Ohio. I am able to say, on the highest an thority, that the rumor that lie will take the "stump" during the cam paign is without any foundation what ever. The Census takers find 170,000 peo ple in the District of Columbia, an increase of 28,000 in ten years. The increase is gratifying, considering the fact that District finances have for most of the decade been in such a condition as to deter capitalists from investments in building and other imprvoements here, and laboring men have consequently kept away from us. This growth is a healthy one, and among those who have epme to stay are many men distinguished in the arts and professions. SENTINEL. The District Court of Ouachita-par ish decided that a tax of $25 per month " upon all traveling agents from other States offering any species of merchandise for sale or selling the same" was unconstitutional and void. The State appealed, and the Supreme Court affirmed the- judgment of the lower court, because the imposition of the tax was an unjust discrimina tion in favor of the citizens of this iEtate againet the citiiens of other States, and violates section 2 of arti cle 4 of the Constitution of the United States.-Monroe Bulletia. Gr unimy, alias Plug Ugly, is in the city. Scientific Miscellany. -The result of the great Derby race in England was cabled from London to New York in twenty five seconds. -Among the elegant novelties of the hour now offered for sale on the Paris boulevards are phosporescont flowers, which glow with a lambent light in the dark, and rival their natural tints. They are rendered luminous by coating the petals with transparent size and then dusting them with some phosphorescent substance, such as snlphide of calcium. -A foreign medical journal reports that hypodermic injections of philocar pine in certain diseases of fJe eye had not only the effect of caring the diseases, but of restoring the hair on the heads of patients. One man, quite bald, was suf fering from double cataract. Three in jections of the philocarpine were per formed in fourteen days. The mem brane over the pupil of the eye disap peared, and the head first became cov ered with a thick down and then with an abundant clop of hair. -From carefully studied records of the occurrence of certain diseases in the past, an English physician infers That epidemics sweep over the country in quite regular periods, the cycles being of about the following length: whooping cough, four years; small pox, four to live years; measles, seven year-; scarlet fever, fifteen to twenty years. -England has a new pest, the tipula grub, which ultimately develops into a " daddy longlegs." It is very destruc tive to vegetation, and its ravages have become quite serious. -It has been estimated that 100,000 miles of underground chambers exist in the limestone of Kentucky. -An ostrich, which had long been on exhibition in Rome, died the other day, when an examination -of the contents of its stonaich revealeiffourlarge stones, eleven smaller ones, seven nails, a neck tie pin, an envelope, thirteen copper coins, fourteen beads, a French franc, two small keys, a piece of a handker chief, a silver medal of the Pope, and the cross of an Italian order. -A singular phenomenon was lately observed at Kattenan, Germany. Just before sunrise an enormous number of luminous bodies rose from the horizon and passed in a horizontal course from East to West. Some of them seemed of the size of i walnut, while others re sembled the sparks flying from a chim ney. They moved through space like a ably brilliant light. The belt contain ing them appeared about ten feet in length and two or three feet in width. -A rain of dust in the Basses-Alpes during five days of last April gave a reddish tinge to the snow on the moun tains to a height of nearly 10,000 feet, the snow higher up remaining white. The dust is supposed to have been of terrestrial, although not volcanic, ori gin. Somewhat similar showers fell in 1846 and 1863. -At Parimaribo, in Dutch Guiana, the annual rainfall is 229 inches, or 19 feet; and south of Bombay, in the West ern Obauts at Mahabaleshwar, the an nual fall is 302 inches, equivalent to a layer of water 25 feet in depth. -A large prehistoric map of Bavaria is being published. -Prof. Proctor states that he found the interest in scientific progress much more general and appreciative in this country than in England. -It is interesting to note to what ex tent the doctrines of evolution are taught in our higher institutions of learning. In a paper upon the " Critics of Evolution," in the May and June numbers of the American Naturalist, Prof. Lippincott says that at Harvard every professor whose departments are connected with biology-such as Gray, Whitney, A. Agassiz, Hagen, Goodale, Shaler, Farlow and Faxon-is an evolu tionist, and man's physical structure they regard as no real exception to the law. They are said to be theists and all conservative men. At John Hopkins' University, which aims to be the most advanced in the country, evolution is held and taught. In the University of Pennsylvania all the biological pro fessors are evolutionists-Leidy, Allen, Rothrock and Parker. At Yale, Michigan University, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Bowdoin, Princeton, the biological pro fessors are in the sanib category. Wherever there is a working naturalist he is sure to be almost without, excep tion, an evolutionist. -The plant moat sensible to electrici ty is the vine. When lightning strikes in a vineyard the leaves affected are turned red-brown or deep green, which circumstance shows, in the opinion of Prof. Colladon, that the electricity de scends in a sheet or shower, and not in a single point as is usually believed, the large number of vines touched proving that the lightning has covered a large area. The professor finds this theory confirmed by an observation on a tree which was lately struck. -Prof. Milne has found the Japanese to be very keen archeologists. They have made numerous valuable collec tious of stone implements, ancient pot. p tery etc., from the abundant remains of their country, the general belief among F4 them hLoingthtuieah objects are freaks - - of nature. 1Planters should not forget that this is tihe time of year to take the Curim.