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GUIDE. New Orleans & Texas Railroad, TIM-TABLa-. or '1 at $ea s. head of St. Ann sheet, ew QrbansdaIy, at 8 A. KX., .feeaenger train at rain-arrives at Deonaldsonville at 12 I. Rotiurnini, leaves Donaldson ville at 12:30, arriving at New Orleans at4:30a. S. M1Da1y freight train each way, Sundays ex 0'ut mb t-Begular Packets. )Iw as an Bayou Labeirche. ,u Wednesday and Saturday mornings; down Thursday and Sunday. Clara 8.np Tuesday and Friday; down Wed da1nd Saturday. eans and Plaquemine. Belle, up Tuesday and Saturday; dowin Wednesday amid Sunday.. New Orleans and Bayou Sara. nihss. ns Duda Wednesday and Saura nights; dw y and yiay Corona, up Monday and Friday nights; down Wednesday and Sunday. New Orleans mad Vicksburg. Jeo. W. Cannoa, up Tuesday night; down Sunday night. J. M. White, up Thursday night; down Wednesday night. TYeoy (A, up Saturday night; down Thursday evening. Arrival & Departure of Mails, Donaldsonville Post-Office. Mails arrive and depart daily (Sundays ex cepted), as follows: New Orleans and Donaldsonville-Per New Orleans and Texas railroad-Arrives at 12 X., departs at 12:30. DonaeWveills and Bayou 8ara-Per steam ers John W. Cannon and Edward J Gay -Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sat urday evenings. DonaldsonsilU and Assutmtion--Per stage line to Napoleonville-Arrives I1 A. M., departs ri. a. All other routes discontinued Jan. 1, 1879. To insure dispatch drop all letters in the post-oflice by 11:30 A. x. W. G. WILKINSON, P. M. DONALD8ONVILLE, LA., Saturday, September 4, 1880. LOCAL JQTTINGS. Reed's Gilt Edge Tonic restores the appetite. Park's cheap store beads the trade boom, and "don'd you forgot it." See the Sheriffs new notice to tax payers. Taxes for the current year are due and should be paid promptly. M. Israel & Co., announce to the pub lie that their store will be closed on the 6tll and 15th mets., in observance of the Jewish hpolidays. See cards of Messrs. Donlon and Dunn, the former a painter, the latter a car poeter and builder. Both are first-class workmen as all will find who favor them with orders. The death of Mr. Joseph icard will cause no iiterrnptidu in the business of carnage-making and repairing, brass founding, blacksmithing, etc., at the old stand on Railroad Avenue, near the front street. Work will be continued for ac count of Mr. Icard's w idow, under the management of our handsome and com potent young friend, F. P. Schuler, Esq.. whose ability as a workman is highly &pokon of by all who have put it to the test. A correspondent of the New Orleans Democrat, writing from St. James tnder date of September 1, gives this item of local news: - A great calamity occurred here yester day in the burning of the dwelling house on the old P. M. Lapico plantation, which was totally consumed, being en tirely of wood. The fire was caused by defection in the chimney of the kitchen, attached to the house, and the roof of the latter was the first object seen on fire. Dr. R. J. Hale, who resided on the place, in trying to extinguish the flames, was seriously injured, having his arm broken and a hip dislocated, besides being other wise considerably bruised. It is not known if there was any insurance on the building, and the loss is estimated at about $10,000. The Ascension delegation to the Demo cratic Congressional convention to as semble at Morgan City next Saturday contains certainly three, and perhaps four Acklen nien. The New River dele gates, Ieasrs. Minor, Hudgens and Gued ry are avowed supporters of Mr. Acklen, while Mr. V. Marin is thought to be predisposed in favor of the same candi date. We can not consistently ask any of these gentlemen to be guided or in fluenced by the opinions of the Carry on political questions, but we express the opinion nevertheless that the nomination of Mr. Acklen will deprive the Democra cy of any reasonable hope of success in the district. The Democrats who will not vote for him under any circumstances are to be reckoned by hundreds, and he can not hope to secure any considerable number of Republican votes to repair the deficiency. Postmaster Wilkinson has the sympa thy of the entire community in the sud den loss of his beloved wife, whose death last Wednesday evening we chronicle in another column. As we have heard it truly remarked, friend Wilkinson has lost his right hand, a devoted helpmeet whose untimely taking off leaves an ir reparable void in his heart and home. The funeral toink place Thursday eve ning, and the large attendance attested the general regret caused by the demise of Mrs. Wilkinson. The Independent Band and the little boys of Phmnix Fire Company Junior were present, the latter wearing crape for their deceased friend and patroness. Cofield's Battery did not drill Wednesday evening, out of respect to the deceased, but quietly assembled and appointed a committee to draft reso lutions of condolence-to be presented to Mr. Wilkinson. Similar action was ta ken at a special meeting of Phmnix Fire Company Thursday night. I Reed's Gilt Edge Tonic regulates the bowele. Cobield lia s Anniversary. Excursion of s Oe "iWery to Dealds onfVilOe-Co*1 4 Bttery Captures the Pr1izea Co pettivefDrll. Coippanies A, D,tand F of the:Os leansArtillery, companied by Capt Muller's company, the German Guards, a detachment from the Burke Rifles of the Crescent City Battalion, and a cnsidgrable number of civilians, arrived ° Donaldson vll-on the steamer City of Auguste about 1I o'clock last Sunday morning, to participate in the celebra tion of the first anniversarl of Cofield's Battery of,this town, being Battery C of the Orleans Artillery. The excursionists were greeted with a salute of twenty-one guns, fired by theoollowing two detach ments of Cofield? Battery, under com mand of Second' Lieutenant F. B. Ear hart: First detachment-1. Corporal C. Welke; 2. F. P. Sehuler; 3. Sergeant A. Levy, 4. Corpor4) Jos. M. Keating; 5. Fernand Richard; 6. John S. Reynaud; 7. Corporal Wm. D. Park. Second de tachment-Sergeant L. E. Bentley, gun ner; 1. T. H. Donlon; 2. E. N. Melancon; 3. Henry A. Winfree; 4. Corporal A. J. Reynolds; 5. George Moliere; 6. Heio Mollere, Jr.; 7. Wm. F. Stockmeyer. Two brass 12-pounders were used in firing the salute, one having been kindly loaned for the occasion by the Cannoneers of Donaldson, and the other received by, Cofield's Battery from the regimental ar mory of Orleans Artillery during the previous week. The salute was imesponded to from the City of Augusta fly a detachment of Capt. Sambola's lbattery E. The steamer rounded co just below the wharf and the excursionists marched ashore, being re ceived by Battery C at a present arms. The troops formed in line on Mississippi street and marched down to the Catholic Church grounds, where they stacked arms and proceeded to partake with great relish of a breakfast of bread, cold meats, salad and-wine that had been prepared under the supervision of Felix Reynaud, Esq., and spread in neat and attractive style on long tables arranged under the spaciouR awnings surrounding the kiosk just back of the church. After breakfast the troops were dismissed un til 4 o'clock P. M., the hour for the com petitive drill and 4ress parade on the public square. Pending this intermission the officers of the visiting commands and the home battery, together with a number of dis tinguished guests, had an enjoyable re union at the Robt. E. Lee Hotel, during which the popping of champagne corks might have reminded some of the old soldiers present of the distant rattle of musketry. Among others in this conviv ial party were Gen. John Glynn, Jr., Col. Gus. LeGardeur of Louisiana Field Ar-' tillery, Hon. E. Johnl Ellis, Prof. Alexan der Dimitry, Hon. John McEnery, Major Fremaux, Capt. Muller, Capt. Aug. Pitot, Capt. Renshaw, Col. A. J. 11achemiu and the staff and line officers of Orleans Artil lery, Capt. R. P. Landry of the Cannon cers of Donaldson, and a number of our promfient chi ¶tifl`tirpr ifeTki We had the pleasure of meeting the following representatives of the New Orleans press, who accompanied the ex eursionists: Capt. Chas. Donnaud of the Times, J. M. Augustin. Esq., of the Denm ocrat, Col. Eug. Tisdaile of the City Item and Mr. Kiernan of the States, worthy knights of the reportorial quill, one and a11. About 5 o'clock the troops marched to the public square, where a very large assemblage of people had gathered to witness the competitive drill between Batteries B, C and F, Orleans Artillery, commanded respectively by Captains Lejoune, Jones and Pachoud. After an interesting display in the manual of arms and marching maneuvres, the judges, Gen. Glynn, Col. Legardenr and Capt. Donnaud, unanimously declared Battery C the victor, the score standing thus Cofield's Battery C, 13-; Battery F, 9; Bachemin's Battery B, 7; highest possi ble score, 15. The Donaldsouville boys were elated with their victory, and the multitude witnessing the contest jvas not less so. After battalion dress parade, the troops marched back to the church grounds and the prize for the competitive drill-an elegant silver water pitcher, goblet and ice-box-was presented to Battery C by Gen. Glynn in a complimentary address, to which Capt. D'E. Jones appropriately responded. A hearty dinner was then partaken of, followed by speeches from Mcsrs. John McEnery, S. J. N. Smith and E. John-Ellis, concerning which we shall speak in next issue. At 11 P. M. the excursionists returned to their boat and started for New Or leans, where they arrived safely Monday morning at an early hour. As the City of Augusta left the Donaldsonville land img, the gun detachments of Battery C gave their departing guests a rousing farewell salute of twenty-one guns. It gratifies as to say that the arrange ments for the entertainment and recep tion of the excursionists were admirable in every respect, and no hitch or fault was observable in the execution of the programme. To the citizens who con tributed so liberally in money and edi bles, and to Messrs. Felix Reynaud, Jules Gondran, H. T. and Jos. Richard, Father Charles and others who gave their ser vices, Battery C owes a debt of gratitude that will doubtless be its pleasure to ac knowledge and endeavor to repay. Be Wise and Happy. If you will stop all your extravagant and wrong notions ib doctoring yourself and family with eypensive doctors or humbug cure-ails that do harm always, and use only nature's simple remedies for all your ailments-you will be wise, well and happy, and save great expense. The greatest remedy for this, the great, wise and good will tell you, is Hop Bitters rely on it. See another column. Mr. E. B. Cox of Assumption parish triers -ir aic s n elegant thuroungrbred mare six years .ld, a beautiful animal broken to harness. See advertisement. THE PRIMARY ELE 1r0.-The prima ry election held in this parish last Sat urdiay for the purpose of choosing del egates to tie Democratic-Consnervative parish convention called to assemble in Donaldsonville to-day, was conducted quietly and brought out about the ordi nary vote cast on such occasions. The following statement gives the result in the various wards, so far as we kave been able to ascertain it. First Ward-John H. Ileley, Jr., Robt. Coquille, Jos. Richard and Th6odule Ri chard were elected delegates by 26 votes, against six cast for a ticket bearing the names of Henry L. Duffel, Allen Thomas, Henry McCall and Victori n Melancon, Jr. Second Ward-Doddridge Smith, Ma thias Rodrigne and Sebastian Gomez se lected without opposition. Third Ward-There were two tickets in the field and the vote was as follows: R. J. Duke,......70 Dr. B. Claverie,.22 C. Kline-........50 B. Lemanu.....23 Victor Maurin,..48 D'E. Jones,......22 John Solozano,..48 A. Spies,........ 1 Mr. Duke's name was on both tickets, and Mr. Spies was not a candidate. Fourth Ward-E. Pedesclaux, Edward Gandin and Felix Brand elected with lit tle opposition. Fifth Ward-Dr. A. C. Love, Henry C. Brand and L. A. Bringier, Jr., elected without opposition. Sixrth Ward-Ben. Gibson, J. C. Green and Stark Davis elected without opposi tion. Seventh Ward-Dr. A. D. Hudgeus, C. D. Blotiin, V. T. Landry and A. M. Gue dry elected, receiving 87 votes each, ex cepting Mr. Gnedry, who polled 77, P. T. St. Amant polling 10. Eighth h1ard-H1. D. Minor, P. E. Brand, Hercule Landry,. Saintville Parent and Yye Bonicard elected without opposi tion, receiving 37 votes each. In a quiet sort of way a contest was organized by poor men or small property holders-" short hairs," they facetiously term themselves-against the predomi nant element of the parish connnittee, designated as the " rich men " or " silk stockings," and the mnovement has re sulted in the election of a majority of delegates favorable to the first named faction. In the first and third wards par ticularly this issue was clearly defined and the triumph of the "opposition " was complete. In the first ward, had the friends of the parish committee antici pated such a movement, they might have checkmated it by mustering more than twenty-six friendly votes at the poll, but they were evidently taken by surprise when the Smoke Bend and Port Barrow cavalcade bore down upon the ballot-box with a solid vote of twenty six for the Ilsley delegation. At Donald sonville the opposition conducted their campaign with similar discretion, but it would scarcely have interfered with their success if the other side had been on its guard-they would doubtless have out voted the powers that be in any cevnt. The fifth and sixth wards elected solid delegations favorable to the parish coun inittee, while the first, third, seventh and eighth wards are doubtless solidly the other way, and the second and fourth divided. The tickets of the regulars were headed by Judge Alcibiade DeBlanc of St. Mar tin for Congress. The opposition made no expression with relation to choice of candidates, but the New River or seventh and eighth ward delegates are said to be unanimously favorable to Mr. Acklen, while a unmber of delegates from other wards are known to loan towards the same candidate. Acklen was unqunestion ably an important factor in the contest, and the outcome is decidedly favorable to his aspirations for renomination. ASSESSMENT OF 1880.-Assessor Rey naud has completed and tuined over to the Sheriff, Clerk of Court and State Auditor copies of the assessment roll of taxable property in the parish of Ascon sion for the current year. Following is a copy of Mr. Roynaud's recapitulation, showing the total assessed value of the several classes of property subject to State and parochial taxation : Real estate, improvements, ma chinery, etc., of residents, - - - $954,856 Ditto of non-residents......... 739,428 I)orses, mules, cattle, etc.,-... 157,747 Carriages, carts, vehicles, etc., 27,121 Shares of stock and interest in steamboats, etc. ............. 615 Money loaned on interest or in possession................... 14,390 Merchandise or stock in trade,- 79,385 Household goods, silver plate, jewelry and mechanics' tools, 500 Diamonds, jewelry, watches or silverware................. ..7,935 Excess of annuities, salaries, etc., over $1000.............. 11,650 Cash value of bonds of all kinds, 5,000 Total,........ .........$1,998,627 The assessment roll of 1879, upon which the tax for the current year would have been collected but for the law of 1880 requiring a new assessment, footed up $1,507,550. Therefore, the increase in the assessed valuation of the taxable prop erty of Ascension over the assessment of 1879 is $490,977, or about thirty per cent. We notice that among other employees of the Internal Revenue Collector's office at New Orleans whose services have been dispensed with, is Mr. Albert P. Domi nique of this parish. This young gentle man has been a faithful friend and sup porter of Judge Marks, and has taken a prominent part in carrying out the plans devised by that official for securing by means of bolting and pretended local or ganizations the political recognition abroad which he could not obtain through regular channels; but Marks' present aspirations having been blasted at Thib odaux, he turns his- most faithful follow ers adrift, not because he is compelled to reduce his force of assistants, but to give their places to other friends of the hour. Mr. Dominique's experience la similar to that of most others who have been mu fortunate enough to occupy subordinate positions under our handsome Internal RevenneIlollector- Reed's Gilt Edge Tonic cures dyspep sia. Democwatle Paisli Convention. Election of Delegates to Morian City-An Attempt to Fost ai New Parlab CommintteeCauses pit. The convention assembled in the Court-House of this parish in the town of Donaldsonville, Saturday, September 4, 1880, for the purpose of electing dele gates to the Third Congressional Dix trict convention to nominate a Demo cratic candidate to represent this Dis trict in Congress, and for the trans action of such other business as might be necessary to the interest of the Demo cratic voters of the parish. At twelve o'clock the convention was called to order by E. N. Pugh, secretary of the Democratic Executive Commit tee, of this parish, in the absence of the chairman. Whereupon Mr. Henry D. Minor proposed Mr. John H. Ilsley, Jr., as temporary chairman. Said nomina tion having been confirmed, the chair man in a brief speech returned thanks for the honor, and exhorting the Demo crats to harmony and concert of aoeion, proceeded to explain the object of the convention, and stated that the appoint ment of a temporary secretary was nec essary. On motion of Victor Maurin, Chrihtian Kline was nominated. Mr. Victor Maurin then offered the following resolution, which was adopted without opposition or objection: Be it resolved, That the delegates elec ted in this convention who are unable or unwilling to take part in the delibera tions thereof; are authorized to give their proxies to each other, provided said proxies be given to a delegate in his own ward. On motion of Victor Maurin, duly sec onded, the following named gentlemen were appointed by the chairmau a com mittee on credentials : Victor Maurin, H. D. Minor, Robert Coquille, Dr. Hudgeus, Dodridge Smith. On motion, the convention took a re cess of fifteen minutes, to enable the committee to report. The convention being called to order, Victor Maurin submitted the following report: We, the undersigned committee oncre dentials, beg leave to Mibmnit this, our report: That the following gentlemen were duly elected as delegates to this convention and thereby entitled to seats: First ward-John H. Ilsley, Robert Coquille, H. T. Richard, Jos. Richard. Second ward-D. Smith, Mathias Rod riguez, by proxy to D. Smith, Sebas tian Gomez. Third ward-R. J. Duke, by proxy to Victor Maurin, Victor Mauriu, C . Kline, J. Solozano. * Fourth ward-J. Gaudin, Felix Brand, Ernest Pedesclaux. Fifth ward-Dr. A. C. Love, L. A. Bringer, by proxy to Dr. Love, H. C. Braud, by proxy to Dr. Love. Sixth ward-Stark Davis, Ben Gibson, J. C. Green. Seventh ward-A. M. Guedry, A. D. Hudgens, C. D. Blouin, V. P. Landry. Eighth ward-H. D. Minor, J. * C. Parent, P. E. Braud, proxy to H. D. Minor, Y. Bonicard, by proxy to H. D. Minor, H. Landry, by proxy to H. D. Minor. Respectfully submitted, VICTOR MAURIN, Chairman. Mr. Dodridge Smith of the third ward objected to the report, but having been ruled out of order, motion was made for the adoption of the report, which said motion being submitted to the conven tion after the roll being called, and twenty-eight members were found to be present, the report was adopted. There being nothing further to be done by the temporary organization of the convention, the chairman announced that a permanent organization would now be made. Whereupon Mr. Minor moved that the temporary organization be made permanent, which was adopted. The convention being now permanent ly organized, the president announced that motions were in order. Whereupon Mr. H. D. Minor offered the following resolution, which was duly adopted: Be it resolved, That a committee of eight on resolutions he appointed, that they be requested to draft suitable res. lutions, which said resolutions shall be submitted to the convention for their adoption, and that said resolutions, if adopted, be considered the rules by which the convention shall be governed. The chair then appointed the follow ing named members of the convention a conmnmittee on resolutions: H. D. Minor, Ernest Pedesclanx, Vic tor Manrin, C. D. Blouin, H. T. Richard, E. Gaudin, John Solozano, Jos. Richard. On motion, the convention took a re cess to enable the committee on rosolo tions to make thei rt. The convention-being ats called to order Mr. H. Minor, chairman of the commit tee on resolutions, submitted on behalf of his committee, the following report which was read, viz: The committee on resolutions have the honor to submit through their under signed chairman, the following resolu tions, which they respectfully suggest be adopted 1. Be it resolved, That we the Demo crats of the parish of Ascension, in con vention assembled, on this, the 4th day of September A. D. 1830, at the Court House, in the town of Donaldsonville, do hereby ratify and approve the action of the delegates of the Cincinnati conven tion in nominating as candidates for President and Vice President .of the United States of America, General Win field Scott Hancock of Pennsylvania, and the Hon. William H. English of Indiana, that we pledge ourselves to do all in our power to secure their election, and to promote the interest of the Democratic party of which they are the noble stand ard bearers. 2. Be it further resolved, That we ap prove and endorse the present State ad ministration. We ratify, approve and adopt for our government the platforms of the National Democratic party of the United States of America, and of this State, section by section. 3. Be it further resolred, That whereas a large majority of Democratic voters of the parish of Ascension, in their respec tive wards in this parish, were from time to time prevented from voting at Demo cratic primary elections in some of the most populous portions of said wards, owing to the scarcity of the polls, and to the distance that the polling places in said wards were established from said lo calities, and thereby denying them the - r ght t, a-fre -bal-ot;-- we--btmi -oursetves to see that justice be done to all, and that sseceasszry steps will be taken to se cure hereafter to the Democratic voters of this pariah suitable otoin places, and to ineronise theim wlnerevr ateeenaerv, in order to meet a fys as practicable, the convenience of all' f said votera of the Demoeratioc jyrty ofoarprisis. 4. Be it rfei, That this convention elect six delege to atse Third Con gressional District convention and. that the election for delegates to the' Con gressional convention to be held at Mor gan City on the 11th inst., be held by ballot and that a plurality of the votes be required to elect. 5. Be it farther iresolved, That the dele gates elected by this convention to the Congressional convention to be held at Morgan City on the 11th inst., be and re main uninstructed, that they be author ized to give their proxies, but only to -a co-delegate, and should any of said delegates fail to give their proxies or to attend said convention, then and in that contingency, the chairman of said delegates to be appointed by them, will be authorized to vote and act for said absent delegate or delegates. 6. Be it further resolved, That the chair man of this convention appoint a new Democratic-Conservative parish execu tive committee to be composed of two from each ward and five from the parish at large; said committee to be appointed at the earliest convenience of the chair tman. Respectfully, H. D. MINOR, Chairman. It was moved and seconded that the said report be adopted, whereupon Dr. A. C. Love of the fifth ward opposed and objected to the adoption of said resolu tion upon the ground that this conven tion could not now authorize the ap. pointment of a new executive committee for the reason that the call for this con vention was for the purpose of electing delegates to the Third Congressional con vention and that the call for said con vention did not mention any thing about a change of the executive committee. The question having been thoroughly argued by Messrs. A. C. Love, D. Smith and H. D. Minor, pro and con, was sub mitted to the ruling of the chair. The chair ruled as follows : The delegates elected to this convention represent the Democratic party of the parish of Ascen sion; that this being a Democratic par ish convention, fully represented by del egates from every ward in the parish, the members thereof are the better judges from instructions received, or from their knowledge of the wishes of their constit nents, whether or not the executive com mittee should be changed. That the present executive committee were ap pointed by a convention upon a call of the secretary of the executive committee of this parish, that in said call the Dem .,...arati vot.ers w.er.e nota notifan +ht there would be a reorganization of the executive committee, that it has not been customary in this parish since the war to notify the Democratic voters in any of the calls for a convention that at said convention an executive committee would be appointed, and that inasmuch as the precedent is well established, there is no reason why this convention should not be governed by the same rule. The chair considers that the members of the convention are the best judges as to what is necessary for the interest of the Democratic party of this parish; he overrules the objection to the adoption of the resolution, and submits the motion for adoption to the convention. Dr. A. C. Love being dissatisfied with sui'h ruling, gave information that he would withdraw from the convention, which he did, accompanied by Messrs. Ben. Gibson, Stark Davis, J. C. Green and D. Smith. After the withdrawal of these gentlemen, on motion of Dr. Hud gens, duly seconded, the roll was again called and the following members an swered to their nanmes and were present: " John H. Isley, Robt. Coquille, H. T. Richard, Jos. Richard, Sebastian Gomez, R. J. Duke, by proxy to Victor Maurin; Victor Maurin, C. Kline, J. Solozano, Ed. Gaudin, Ernest Pedesclaux, A. M. Gue dry, A. D. Hudgeus, C. D. Blouin, V. T. Landry, H. D. Minor, J. S. Parent, P. E. Brand, by proxy to H. D. Minor; Y. Bon icard, by proxy to H. D. Minor; H. Lau dry, by proxy to H. D. Minor-20. Absent-D. Smith, Df. Rodriguez, by proxy to D. Smith; Felix Brand, Dr. A. C. Love, L. A. Bringier, by proxy to Dr. Love; H. Braud, by proxy to Dr. Love; Ben. Gibson, Stark Davis, J. C. Green-9. There being a full quorum present, Mr. Robt. Coquille renewed the motion to adopt the report of the committee on resolutions. The motion being submitted, it was unanimously resolved that the report be adopted, and it was so ordered. On motion of Victor Maurin, the con vention proceeded by ballot for the elec tion of delegates to the Third Congres sional convention to be held at Morgan City on the 11th inst. On motion, duly seconded, the chair appointed Messrs. Robt. Coquille and H. D. Mnor to receive and count the votes. The secretary then proceeded to call the names of the voters by wards, and those present voted. Upon the counting of the votes it ap peared that H. D. Minor received twenty votes; A. D. Hudgens, 20 ; A. M. Guedry, 18; John H. Ilsloy, 19; Victor Maurin, 19; Ed. Gaudin, 20; Gen. A. Thomas, 1. The result being made known to the chairman of the convention, he declared the following named gentlemen duly elected as delegates to the Third Con gressional District convention to be held at Morgan City, on the 11th of Septem her, 1880, to-wit: " Ii. D. Minor, A. D. Hudgens, A. M. Guedry, John H. JIsley, Victor Maurin, Ed. Gaudin. On motion of Victor Maurin, Esq., the convention then aljourned. JOHN H. ILSLEY, C. KLINE, Secretary. President. -,ed's Gilt Edge Tonic cures swamp fever. List of Letters Remaining in the Donaldsonville Post Office September4, 1880. Ash, Westley Nordstrom, Gustaf ('liristian. Mrs Maria Noomne, Mr Day, Mrs Emnma Peyton, W H Elmer, Agmustus Pardo, Mrs J Harris, Mrs. Virginia Thompson, Sam Jessie, Rope Thomas, JI Larri, Hugues Tryman, henry Lion. Elie Vasty, George Masoe. Miss Victoria Wallace. Jesse Mabriek. Octave Young, Solomon If not called for in four weeks will be aeut to the Dead Letter Office. W tW.-7WI IKI NSBUX, P. U. iReci yGilt Edge Tonic urre . chills antd fever. Siangha's Scribblings. OontIuued shrout!i-&iyaw-II.uselenpieee meats-Favorable OUtIeok 5r Ricee Plamters -Inoendhirism. * OIPsRa Ascaasrow Aug. 28, 1880. EDITOR CHIRP: The weather since my last, tinder date of the 9th inst., has been any-thing but encouraging to the idea that the stubble cane would Joe so benefitted by a, few showers as to regain the growth it lost. as a consequence of the long continued drouth in this vicinity. Clouds gather all around us and sprinkle the adjoining country quite frequently and geterously, but our immediate neighborhood has been blessed with only one good shower s since the cane was laid by. When we consider how widely diferelt from our neighbors we have fared in this respect, one is almost led to believe that the wrath of Providence is upon us. To gather our stunted canes this Fall, bas kets will perhaps be quite as perviceable as carts. Notwithstanding this discouraging out look as to crops, however, our planters have made and are making extensive . alterations and repairs about their sugar I houses. Mr. Hy. Ricken, the boss carpen ter of this section, has done considerable work on the Chatham, Germuuhs, Cuba and Claiborne plantations, the latter in 5 Iberville parish. Mr. D. Icanti, that " prince of good fellows- and champion sugar-boiler and jack-of-all-trades, was - very instrumental in devising plans and - improvements, so as to rendei the Home t plantation refinery one of the best and most complete sugar manufactories in the State. I Rice-cutters are making heavy inroads - on the crop of the Woodstock plantation. Over 150 acres are said to be already cut, s and by Monday next the thresher will be put to work. The rice is heavy and well - filled. Undoubtedly Mr. Henry E. Duf - fel will meet with such success in his - experimental culture of this crop as to encourage not only himself but others as s well to plant more rice next year. r Last Thursday night, about 10 o'clock, - the bla.:ksmith shop on the Cuba plauta - tion was discovered to be on fire, and be g fore help came, the shop, with its con - tents, was entirely consumed. As the f shop had not been used for some time, I and no one had been in it for several - days, the fire is supposed to have been t set by an incendiary. Had the wind been 3 unfavorable, the flames would have com b municated to an adjoining cabin and thence to the sugar-house. j I Yours truly, SHANGHAI. Reed's Gilt Edge Tonic prevents mala ria. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Holiday Notice. OUR friends, eustomers and the general public are respectfully notified that our establishment will be closed on Monday, September 6,'and Wednesaay, September 18, 1880, on account of the Jewla- holidays. IF&SRAEL- & CO. Donaldsonville, Setember 4, 1880. Public Notice. T HE death of Mr. Joseph Icard will cause no interruption in his late business of Carriage & Wagon Maker, MACHINIST AND BILASS FOTUNDEP, but the same will be continued at the old stand, Railroad Avenue. between Mis sissippi and Iberville streets, DONALDSON VILLE. The businesp will be under the' supervision and management of Mr. F. P. SCHULER, for account of the undersigned. Donaldsonville, September 4, 1880. WIDow JOS. ICARD. H. DONLON, in all its branches. P. O. Box No. 1, Donaldsonville, La. R H. DUNN, Carpenter and Builder, Post-office Box No. 1, Domaldsonville, La. Notice to Tax Payers. Ssuxawr's OFFICE, 1 Donaldsouville,-La., Sept. 4, 1880. S NOTICE is hereby given to the tax pay Ners of the parish of Ascension, in con formity with Section 211, Lot No. 77 of 1880, the Assessment Rolls for 1880, setting forth the taxes assessed for said year. are now on file in my office and also to the mortgage office of the parish of Ascension; that the taxes thereon are now due and will become delinquent on the 31st of December, 1880, bearing eight per cent. per annum interest from date tin til sale of uroperty in accord ance with Article 210 of the Constitution of this State. P. A. JONES, Sheriffand Tax Collector. CALL FQR A National Republican Club Convention. I QitS. YouNo MEN's REIPUBILWAN CLUB OF INDIANA, Indianapolis, August 17, 1880. ]For the purpose of promoting the organi zation of Republican clubs and increasing their membership and influence, it h.ns been decided to call a National Republican Club Convention to meet in the city of Indianap olis, Ind., on Wednesday, the 15th day of September, A. D. 1880, at 10 o'clock A M. This convention has been decided upon after mature deliberation and consultation with gentlemen conbected with the club organizations of several States, and with the chairmen of & large number of Re publican State Committees. Each organized Republican club, Young Men's Republican club of Gariield and Ar thur campaign club is requested to send one delegate to the convention, with credentials proulp;4y certifying him to be a eminber of the club he represents, signed by the pre1i ulent or sweretury of the club. The Republietne precis of thine country is requcten-d to give this call publicity and iuch notice is its iimportance demntindt . All inquinies for iuforunation ,nnd other coniuninations relating to the e,,nvention should be addressed to Thos. X. Nis ln. lIn --dimanapoa--ntlit ndit. JOHN 0. HJAltI1EsTY, Pres. Young Men's Rep Club of ditieua CuAs, F. 1RonBnNS, Secretary. SO UERY, SArZ AND -AND Undertaker's Estab 't Ralroad Avenuse, o I Itql DonaldsovUille. Cheaper than the Cheap Stablet A FINE RIEAR5E and a full assortmeat of Of all Sizes, Styles and Price, ©' Wi e have a preparatlefl for' piressti ing bodies an indefinite lengt pf` time in the warmest weather, which will be applied gratis, and Hearse furnished Free of Charge, when the Coffin is purchased at this estab lishment., FRESH KENTUCKY HORSES, NEW BUGGIES, CARRIAGES, HACKS, SADDLES & HARNESS at reduced rates of hire. Particular attdn tion to boarding horses. A supply of feed, HAY, CORN, OATS and BRAN, always on sale at bottom market prices. _A spacious Mule Pen r has been provided in connection with the ftables, affording unequaled facilities to dro vers and traders for the accommodation of their stock at bed-rock rates, TRY US. Satisfaction must and shall be given to patrons. Respectfully, aug3 SCHONBERO. Constable's Sale. State of Louisiana-Fifth Ward Justice Court-Parish of Ascension. Color Mayon vs. No. 83, Andrew Walker. B Y VIRTUE of a writ of provisional seiz ure to me directed, under date of the 4th and 19th of August, 1880, by the Hon. -John Russell. Fitts Justice of the Peace in and for the parish of AscensionaI will offer for sale at public auction, on Saturday, the 11th day of September. A. D., 1880, at 12 o'clock M., on the premises of Mrs* Color Ma on, now occupied by defendant, Andrew Walker, on the right bank of Bayou I Lafourche, Ascension parish, La., the fol t lowing described property, to-wit: 1. One bay horse; 2. One gray horse; 3. Due tour-wheel buggy; 4. Together 'with the growing crop oin said place, belonging to Andrew Walker, defendant in the above entitled and nua bored cause. Seized in the above suit. Terms and conditions-Cash, in United States currency. Parish of Ascension. September 2, 1880. e BURRELL HARDY, Constable fifth ward. For Sale. AN elegant. thoroughbred DARK BAY MARE, six years old, well put up and broken to harness. Sire Abubecker,- dam by Whale. Apply to E E. B. 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ID~scus, Ph.. D. A true asni thrilling acconat (Illustrated) of their t.61l operations for- 18, years in 20 different States and Torritopies, huflling detectives and offiials of the law. -Best Selling Book of the year. 10,000 s0id Sin three months. 50 cents for outfit: $1.50 for animl icopy. Liheral Ternis to Agents. N. D. THL)N PSON Ar CO., Publishers. 520 Pine St., St. Louis, Mo. au7 Registration Notice. To the Voters of the Parish of Ascenslon. P UBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Tax Assessor and e4 officio Supervisor of Registration of the piale ish of Ascension will, in conformity with See. 38, Act 123 of 1880, attend at the ifldow ing places for the pnrpoee of revisilig t;es registratiom of this parish, from 7 o'elnek A. M., to 1 P. 31., and frow 2 P. M., until 6 o'clock P. M.: Court-house, Donahdsonrille, third ward, August 30 to .epAember 4 hielnsive. Adlard Landry's scobol-house, Birst ward, September 6. McCall Bros'. warehouse, first ward. Sept.?. J. Oolre's store, first ward. Septeauler 8. Mrs. M. Preuss' store-Port Barrow-first ward, September 9. Armand Richard's store, second ward, September 10. Dufossat Gregoire's store-Bruly Suera mento-second ward, Septemblwr I1. J. J. Drake's store, fourth wardl. Sip. 13. J. C. (tleld's store. fourth ward. Se t. 19. Mississippi river ferry-l)arrowville--iftli ward. September 15, Ilirunid,-s Ilounuas store, fifth ward, Siep teunhIri It lieu. TIureuud's store, fifth ward. Sept. 17. Ashl-d,, store. sixth ward, Septeuihaer 29,_ New liver Landing, sixth ward. Sept. V. I'. I, isulri a store. "evens, wamM, t ps. '-Solteun Itrmon',. wc hwool-house. sevenith wird, Sept. 14 and :; i5thsive U. I). Minor's I Poi store, eighth word, Septeu har ',. Heret-e64 L~awder' *store. eighth wa .d,le,.t. Alex-.uder .Ii i.' o.! 're, r s;htMb jriidl, ý"pl~tl'i :31:I *ihl .hI im- ive. 4tiaurt il.'eeub 4) to :3 inclusive. i jist, o1 Aaeeni.on. -,1u-'ust 13. 1. FILhI \ IIXYNA hl', 4 Tax . Astseior air ha eli !Aric cc-uriso lRegi.ýtrntiein, parish of Amerc~:sion.