THE DONALDSONYLLLE CHIEF.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PARISH OF ASCENSION AND TOWN OF DONALDSONVLLLE.
VOLUME IX. DONALDSONVILLE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 1880. NUMBER
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Address: CHIEF, Donaldsonville. La.
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
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
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
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,
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
C'ITY HOTEL, P. Leferre, Proprietor,
Railroad Avenue, cor. Iberville street.
Bar supplied with best Liquors.
PHILIP GEIGER'S Confectionery and
Fruit Store, Mississippi street, adjoining
Lemann's old stand. Cakes, Soda Water,
Nuts, Toys and Fancy Articles.
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.
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
RS.J. FEVRIER. Milliner; all kinds of
I Hats, Bouncts. Trimmings. Artiticial
Flowers and Fancy Articles, vorner M1iesis
tippi and Lessard streets.
Singer Sewing Machine
corner Mississippi and Lessard streets.
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
CIENTRAL DRUG STORE, corner Rail
road Avenue and Iberville street, L.
Blanabard, proprietor. Fresh Drugs and
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.
T L. FERNANDEZ, Barber Shop, Mis
L sissippi Street, near corner Lessard.
Shaving, hair-cutting, shampooing, etc., in
most artistic style.
TOUIS J. RACKE, Tinsmith, Mississippi
street, at Lemann's old stand. Orders
attended to with dispatch and satisfaction
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.
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
Dr. P. J. Friedrichs,
o~ b~if'1c eii
Is now permanently located on Railroad
Avenue between Mississippi and Iberville
DR. A. C. LOVE,
Left bank Mississippi river, opposite Don
Office and residence at Gibson's Hotel.
DR. J. B. VANDEGRIFF
Attakapas street, near the Court-House,
R. W. M. McGALLIARD
Office in Crescent Place,
D. HANSON, M. D.
Corner Iberville street and Railroad Avenue,
next door to Central Drug Store,
LAW AND NOTARIAL OFFICE.
R. N. Sims,
AWTORNUT AT LAW,
Practice in Ascension,Assumption and St.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office: One block below the Court
House, on Attakapas street. my24-ly
F1 B. EABHART,
ATWO.IIT AT LAW,
Office: Opposite the Court-House,
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
to Mr. Sinis will be in St. James every
H. C. GRUBE'S
Auction and Commission House,
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
H. C. GRUBE:
dl3 Licensed and Bonded Auctioneer.
Corner Chetimaches and Mississippi Streets
A complete stock of Pure Chemicals al
ways on hand. Prescriptions carefully com
piled at all hours, day or night. feb16
JOHN P. FORCHA,
Railroad Avenue, opposite the Post-office,
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
(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
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
But when it comes to Gospel-talk thet over
took the heart,
The old man bulged away ahead, an' played
" 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
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
We'd draw up in a line outside the door, an'
oh, how 'fraid
I used. ter feel, afore my turn, as each suc
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
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
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
"'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
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.
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
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
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
"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
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
WAsmNloToN. 1). C.. June 16, 1880.
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
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
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
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
Gr unimy, alias Plug Ugly, is in the city.
-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.
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