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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PARISH OF ASCENSION AND TOWN OF DONALDSONVILLE.. VOLUME X. DONALDSONVILLE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1880. NUMBER 3. Smntratbsonbiilt Qititf. Amenus Humani Generis. A Wide-Awake Home Newspaper Published Every Saturday, at Donaldsonville, Asoenlion Parish,La., -DBY SLIIN DEN E. BENTLEW, EDITOR AND PROPRIKTO. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: "ne copy, one year,.................. $2 00 One copy, six months ............. 1 25 *ix copies, one year,..................10 00 Twelve copies, one year,.............18 00 Payable invariably in advance. AD V2A JTISING RATES: One iloh of space constitutes a "square." 5quAnas.I mo.12mos. 3mos. 6mos. lyear square.. $300$5 00 6 50 $1100 00 Ssquaresa. 500 800 950 1500 200 3squares. 7 00 11 00 12 50 19 00 00 4 squares. 8 50 14 00 15 00 23 00 30 00 5 squares. 10 01 16 00 17 00 27 00 35 00 6 squares. I1 50 18 00 19 00 30 00 40 00 7squares. 13 50 20 00 21 00 33 00 *44 00 8 squares. 15 00 22 00 24 00 36 00 48 00 column. 20 00 30 00 35 00 45 00 60 00 column. 30 00 40 00 45 00 55 00 75 00 column. 40 00 50 00 55 001 65 004100 00 Transient advertisements $1 per square first insertion; each subsequent insertion, 75 cents per square. Ofielal advertisements $1 per squarefirst insertion; each subsequent publication 50 cents per square. Editorial notices, first insertion, 20 cents per line; subsequently, 10 cents per line.. Cards of six lines or less in Business Di rectory, five dollars per annum. Brief communications upon subjects of public interest solicited. No attention paid to anonymous letters. The editor is notresponsible forthe views of correspondents. Address: CH1uF, Donaldsonville, La. DONALDSONVILLE BUSINESS DIRECTORY. DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, Etc. TNO. F. PARK, dealer in Staple and Fan -cy Groceries, Provisions, Plantation and Steamboat Supplies. Canned Goods, Wines, Liquors, Bottled Beer. Ale, etc., Dry Goods and Notions, corner of Mississippi and Chet imaches streets, opp. River Ferry. A D. VEGA, Agent, dealer in Dry Goods, e Notions, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Groceries, Liquors, Furniture, Hard ware, Tobacco, Paints, Oils, Glass, Lumber, Bricks, Carts and Wagons; Loeb'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. J OSEPH GONDRAN, dealer in Clothing, D. ry Goods, Notions, Hats, Groceries, Wines, Liquors, Boots, Shoes, Hardware, Paints, Oils, Saddlery, Crockery, Furniture and all kinds of House Furnishing Goods, Blue Store, Mississippi street. M TOBIAS, dealer in Groceries, Dry a 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; C KLINE, corner Crescent Place and C Houmas stet, dealer in Dry Goods, Notions, Boots a. Shoes, Groceries, Pro visions, Corn, Oats and Bran. M ISRAEL & CO., dealers in Dry Goods, M ' g, Boots, Shoes, Saddlery, Buggies . orner Mississippi street and Ralroa nme. MOYSE, dealer in Dry Goods, Cloth . ing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Groceries, Furniture, Hardware and Plantation Sup plies, at Lcemann's old stand, Mississippi street. S WEINSCHENCK, dealer in Dry Goods, as Notions, Clothing, Groceries, Hard ware, Hats, Boots and Shoes, and general Plantation Supplies, Railroad Avenue, be tween Iberville and Attapas 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. A NTOINE PFISTER, dealer in Fancy and Stapie Groceries of all kinds, of best qualities and at lowsst prices; Wines, Liquors, Boat and Plantation Supplies, etc., Lafourche street, corner St. Michael. LIQUOR AND BILLIARD SALOONS. THIIE PLACE, Gus. Israel, manager, Corner Lessard and Mississippi streets. Billiards, Lager Beer, Best Wines and Liquors, Fine Cigars, etc. B UTCHERS' EXCHANGE, P. Mollere, . proprietor. Crescent Place, opposite the Market-House. Best of Wines, Liquors and Cigars always kept at the bar. HOTELS AND BOARITING-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. 14rst-class en tertainment and accommodations. R IVERSIDE 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. 1 ST. LOUIS HOTEL, Lucy Butler, pro . prietor, Crescent Place, near the wharf. F'irst-class Board and Lodging at reasonable rates. .ITY HOTEL, P. Lefevre, Proprietor, .J -Railroad Avenue, cor. Iberville street. )ar supplied with best Liquors. CONFECTIONERIES. PHIIILIP GEIGER'S Confectionery and . Fruit Store, Mississippi street, adjoining Lemann's old stand. Cakes, Soda Water, huts, Toys and Fancy Articles. D ONALDSONV'LE CONFECTIONERY, I by A. Grilhe, Mississippi street, near e St. Patrick. Branch on Railroad Avenue, near Opelousas street. Cakes. Fruits, Nuts, i Soda Water, Ice Cream. Cakes. Ice Cream and Syrups for weddings and parties fur nished on short notice. ~~- - (-- -~- ~ CIGAR DEAIER. JOS. THOMPSON, Railroad Avenue. next door to corner of Conway street, near the depot, dealer in Havana and Domestic p Cigars, Tobacco, Snuff, Pipes, etc. BOOT AND SHOE MAKING. S GOETTE. Boot and Shoemaker, Mis . sissippi street, opposite Maurin's store. a All work in best style at bottom prices. SEWINGG MACHINES. Singer Sewing Machine DEPOT, corner Mississippi and Lessard streets. A. Combe....................... Manager, Mrs. Octavia Ilsley,..............Saleslady LIVERY STABLES & UNDERTAKING. SCRONBERG'S Livery, Feed and Sale Stable and Undertaker's Establishment, Railroad Avenue, between Iberville and At takapas streets. Competition defied. DRUGS AND MEDICINES. S'RYDISKI, Apothecary and Druggist, i Missisippi street, between St. Patrick and St. Vincent streets, adjoining Gondran's store. CENTRAL DRUG STORE, corner Rail road Avenue and Iberville street, L. Blanchard, proprietor. Fresh Drugs and Medicines. MILLINERY. MBRS. M. BLUM. Milliner, Mississippi 11 street, between Lessard and St. Pat rick. Latest styles of Bonnets, Hats, French Flowers, etc.; also, all kinds of Ladies' Un derwear. RS. J. FEVRIER, Milliner ; all kinds of Hats, Bonnets. Trimmings, Artificial Flowers and Fancy Articles, corner Missis sippi and Lessard streets. BARBER SHOP. L L. FERNANDEZ, Barber Shop, Mis L sissippi Street, near corner Lessard. Shaving, hair-cutting, shampooing, etc., in most artistic style. TINSMITH. LOUIS J. RACKE, Tinsmith, Mississippi street, at Lemann's old stand. Orders attended to with dispatch and satisfaction insured. ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Frederick Duffol, R. Prosper Landry. I UFFEL &, LANDRY, Attorneys at U Law. Office on Chetimaches street, just back of the Court-House. EDWARD N. PUGH, Attorney at Law, Attakapas street, opposite Louisiana Square. Visits Napoleonville on Mondays. SODA WATER MANUFACTORY. SODA WATER MANUFACTORY, H. Hether, proprietor, No. 11 Mississippi street. Soda, Mineral, Seltzer and all kinds of aerated waters manufactured, and sold at lowest prices. SADDLERY---HARNESS-MAKING. FREDERICK BRENN, Saddler and Har ness Maker, 159 Railroad Avenue. Sad diles 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, New Orleans, Office on Railroad Avenue between Missis sippi and Iberville-streets.- - R. A. C. LOVE, Darmrowville, 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, Donaldsonville, La. DR. W. M. McGALLL RD Office in Crescent Place, Donaldsonville. La. J D. HANSON, M. D. OFFICE: Corner Iberville street and Railroad Avenue, next door to Central Drug Store, Donaldsonville, La. MRS. CURIEN, Iberville St., opp. St. Vincent's Institution, Donaldsonville, La. Mas. CURIEa , a French graduate, respect fully tenders her services to the ladies of Donaldsonville and vicinity. Best refer ences given. jlyl7-ly LAW AND NOTARIAL OFFICE. -R.1 N. Simns, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Donaldsonville, La. Practice in Ascension,Assumption and St. James. mch22-ly PAUL LECHE, ATTORBNE AT LAW, Donaldsonville, La., Office: One block below the Court House, on Attakapas street. my24-1y F B. EARHART, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Office: Opposite the Court-House, Donaldsonville, La. Practices in the Twenty-Second Judicial District (comprising St. James and Ascen sion parishes), and in the Supreme and United States Courts. myl R.M. McCULLOH, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Domaldsonville, La. Office on Attakapas street, opposite the Court-House. R. N. Siss. J. E. PocHE. SIMS & POCHE, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, St. James, La. Office at F. P. Pochl's. Address: Convent P. O. C i Mr. Sims will be in St. James every Monday. ap24 N BEL, DRUGGIST, Corner Chetimaches and Mississippi Streets Donaldsonville, La. A complete stock of Pure Chemicals al ways onhand. Prescriptions carefully com piled at all hours, day or night. febl6 For Rent. THE BRADFORD PROPERTY, corner of Iberville and Lessard Streets, Don aldsonville, La. Apply to apl7 FREDERICK DUFFEL. A STERLING OLD POEM.. Who shall judge man from his manners ? Who shall know him by his dress t Paupers may be fit for princes, Princes fit for something less. Crumpled shirt and dirty jacket May beclothe the golden ore Of the deepest thoughts and feelings Satin vest can do no more There are streams of crystal nectar Ever flowing out of stone; There are purple beds and golden, Hidden, crushed and overthrown. Gpd, who counts by souls, not dresses, Loves and prospersyou and me, While he values thrones the highest But as pebbles in the sea. Man upraised above his fellows, Oft forgets his fellows then; Masters- rulers-lords, remember That your meanest hinds are men; Men of labor, men of feeling, Men of thoughts and men of fame, Claiming equal righits to sunshine In a man's ennobling name. There are foam-embroidered oceans, There are little wood-clad rills; There are feeble inch-high saplings. There are cedars on the hills. God, who counts by souls, not stations, Loves and prospers you and me; For to Him all vain distinctions Are as pebbles in the sea. Toiling hands alone are builders Of a nation's wealth and fame; Titled laziness is pensioned, Fed and faittened on the same By the sweat of others foreheads, Living only to rejoice, While the poor man's outraged freedom Vainly lifts its feeble voice. Truth and justice are eternal, Born with loveliness and light; Sweet wrongs shall nnver prosper While there is a sunny right. God, whose world-wide voice is singing Boundless love to you and me, Links oppression with its titles, But as pebbles in the sea. tectionalism and Gush. BY EMERSON BENTLEY. A leading daily of New Orleans re cently mentioned, in all seriousness, that since the close of the war South ern military companies had been cor dially received in Northern cities, and Northern military companies had been welcomed in Southern cities. The editor saw in this a cheerful sign of the disappearance of sectionalism, which was only kept alive by shal low-pated political leaders against the wishes of the masses. He might have added a number of incidents to illustrate his theme. For instance, "since the war," Southern people have gone to Northern watering places and drank and danced with Northern people; Southern and Nor thern delegates have met on terms of equality in political and commercial conventions; and on the floor of Con gress Southern and Northern briga diers have taken oaths of loyalty to the Union. Also in a dreamy mo ment of gush after referring to the nomination of the Northern General Hancock by Southern Democrats, he might have observed that lie (the ed itor) resided on one end of the Missis sippi liver while another good Demo crat lived on the other. •Ibis one of the plainest facts con fronting a student of history that all parts of the United States are settled by descendants of a common ancestry, with originally like traits of character. The latter have undergone some mod ifications in contact with the institu tion of slavery, which in a very few years after its introduction on this continent became a subject of section al solicitude and defense. The com mon school and freedom of speech were testricted and still continue to be. Churches followed the political lead, and there are to this day, denom inations with '' South " or '' Southern" as their sectional brand to distinguish them fiom denominations of like doc trines and of a national character. All schemes of fraternization between them are in embryo, if niot hopeless. There is no rool0 for gush on this point. In elections for otffice, and criticism of public men, fidelity to the "South " is the main criterion. Honest, loyal men like John Hancock of Texas, or D). H. Chamberlain of South Carolina, are politically out lawed because they are national and not sectional in thieir antecedents and creed. The "' Solid South," made by crim inal dt fiance of national laws, pledges her 138 electoral votes, through her acknowledged political leaders, to Gen. Hancock, not because of his rec ord as a national soldier, but because of his political service to sectionalists by order No. 40. All the gush and flattery of Democratic editors can not hide that fact from Hancock's com rades in arms, or the great Northern constituency which embraces in the highest degree the wealth, intelligence and statesmanship of the country. The worst enemies of the South are her present section leaders in the Democratic ranks. They are post poning the time of real reconciliation and enveloping great material inter ests in a torrent of dreamy gush about Democratic ascendancy under the guidance of a national soldier. The curse of sectionalism is the most dreaded of all evils threatening na tional prosperity, and the Northern voters are ready to meet it. They have met the issue in Oregon, Vermont and Maine and the verdict is clear Han cock is to share the fate of McClellan, Seymour, Greeley and Tilden. No great name or record can mask the heresy, or atone for its sins. Gen. Garfield spoke for national millions when he said: It is certain that the wounds of the war can not be completely healed, and the spirit of brotherhood can not fully pervade the whole country until every citizen, rich or poor, white or black, is secure in the free and equal enjoyment of every civil and political right guar an teed by the constitution and the laws. There is no sectionalism in it. Notes from Aunt Cbat's Portfolio. The Summer Exodus-A Visit to the Sara toga ofthe West-Waukesha and its Surroundings. WAUKESHA, Wis., Aug. -, 1880. EDITOR CHIEF: Can it everbe that ie go-away fever ever raged more violently than at this day ? Really, it seems as if everybody who can possibly scrape together money enough starts off and travels somewhere. Many, even willing to scrimp the rest of the year for the pleasure of saying to their very dear friends, "We were ab sent last Summer, in Canada, Saratoga or Waukesha, at the White Sulphur or Long Branch." So, when John came in the other day and proposed that we should go away, I was not a bit sur prised. "Where," said I; "to Grand Isle, Point Clear, Bay St. Louis or--I" " Oh no," he interrunpted, " to the North, of course." " How nice that will be!" I exclaimed with all the enthusiasm of my nature. Just then something whis pered, "Going to the North, are you ? What has become of your pet theory ? " With that I laughed outright. " Why do you laugh ?" " At the inconsistency of human creatures. Have I not always cried out against Southern people leav ing their own cheery resorts to go North, East and West, instead of exerting them selves to encourage home industry and enterprise ? And is not Grand Isle as nice a seashore as any, with splendid surf, no undertow water, pleasant tenm perature, fair accommodations-a few mosquitoes sometimes, but then the Nor thern watering places are not free from them-and-" hero John interposed. "All very true, little woman ; I appreciate Grand Isle and all the places you men tion, but when a man is tired out with his work and this enervating climate, he must have a change; the physicians say so, and who would doubt their wisdom ?" I knew that, no matter what I said, we should go North, because John never speaks until his mind is fully made up and he is ready to act; but, while I was delighted with the idea, I could not help feeling a little vexed at myself for so easily and naturally falling into the popular ways; I had thought I was proof against all such fascinations. I will admit that, the climate may be a good roasou for people going North dur ing the Summer to become reinvigorated in health, but there is surely no excuse for the expenditure of such large sums of money there for trousseaux, furniture, etc. I have known persons who con stantly do these things, unjust enough to blame the South for not having more enterprise, and argue that things are so much cheaper in Boston, New York and Chicago, and so much better choice. Oh, ye women of the South, are ye all for self Have ye no pride in your poor, struggling land? Can she thrive if ye withdraw all support ? Can ye expect our merchants to keep supplies Rccord- Ti ing to your taste, when they are denied sufficient patronage ? Ah, no! it is all to wrong; we should, each one of us, do D what we can toward the support of the counrimnnity in which we live and I can not help thinking that, if the money our of people spend on Northern travel, North- ti ern resorts and Northern cities every I Summer, was spent on the South we T would see a very different state of things and there would be energy and enter prise enough to suit the most exacting. as Well, I was very soon packed and ready, as I never craze my mind with getting an extra wardrobe to wear be cause I am going away from home. I cc see no sense in making a display and sa don't enjoy it-I don't like to look too Si new; I prefer to have my things appear co as if they had been used at home. as What is more difficult than to say good bye? How the heart throbs and how tb tongue-tied one becomes as the thought a looms up, "It may be for years, it may At be forever." As the whistle of the steam- ac er Natchez rang through my ears and I saw her rounding to, I was half sorry I had said 1 would go; but there was no di backing out then, the boat was waiting Se and John was calling to me, so, with one de lingering look at the dear ones grouped se about me with sad faces, I hastened on to .board and we were soon steaming down of the grand old river. A few hours and we cr had reached New Orleans and were snug- ta ly located in a sleeper for Chicago. After a pleasant trip as far as safety tem and nice people were concerned ýI am trying to forget the heat and dust), we rei tit reached Waukesha, the Saratoga of the ca W\est. Will you be surprised if I tell no you I was disappointed, if I say it is, a ap pleasant but very ordinary little town d and greatly over-estimated ? Its mineral waters have become noted, and while ye many come here in search of health, w many more are in quest of pleasure. It is fa here that Orleaniaus most do congregate. a Gov. Wiltz and the Society Bee of the de Picayune have been sojourning here of arn late. The waters are very pure and de- Jn licions, but it is difficult to mark the R. an great difference in the several springs tit which some contend for. The old con tention still exists, I believe, between till the Bethesda and Glen proprietors, the Pu one claiming greet superiority and the ter other insisting he has the same identical lot water. Their adherents among the visi- iAs tors are perhaps equally divided. It is As really very amusing sometimes to hear ! Ca the discussions. Generally the first ques- Itb tion asked when you meet friends or Ib' make new acquaintances is, "What water do you drink T" How the faces brighten up if your answer is in accord ance with their opinion, or what a train of reasoning is entered into if it should be the reverse. Truly, no religious en thusiast ever labored harder to proselyte than do the frequenters of these springs. One insists that he is sure he would have died if he had not used the Bethesda; another exclaims, "Alas! poor man! of course he went away worse than he came, because he would not drink the Glen." So it goes ! I suppose they are all efficacious, if the written testimonials are worth any thing. Testimonials are not always to be relied on, however. I had occasion once to refer to a gentle man whose signature was assuring the public of the efficacy of a certain rem edy. His reply was that he had not been at all benefitted; that he had written the testimonial after a very short trial, and he could not recommend the use of the remedy to me. The hotels are very good-the Foun tain House being the largest, finest and most fashionable. There are any num her of boarding-houses which, for those who wish for rest and quiet, are very desirable. The livery is good and rea sonable and the drives are very pleasant, over well kept roads and through lovely farm land. One of the most charming drives I ever took was to Oconomowoc, twenty miles distant. The road wound among hills and lakes, gladdening the eye all the while with the lovely views. On the shores of some of the lakes are nice ho tuls and pretty villas. We stopped at Nashotah, the Theological Seminary, a rare and lovely spot, bordered by the twin lakes, Big and Little Nashotah. Nashotah means twin. The buildings are very good, the chapel very pretty. We were just in time for the sweet, sol emn service at 10 o'clock, which was conducted by Rev. J. C. Cole, D. D., President, and Rev. Mr. Adams, one of the professors. There are only about twenty students; too fei ! Nashotah is supported solely by gifts received in the daily mail. Much has been done, but the mother church is not sufficiently thoughtful of so noble a mission. Dr. Cole kindly extended the hospitality of his lovely home, walked with us to the cemetery and showed us the tomb of the great and good Bishop Kemper. Oconomowoc is beautifully situated on a lake of the same name. We dined there, then returned home by a differeht route, equally beautiful, ever and anon in view of the clear lakes. We halted a few moments at Lakeside Hotel, where Rev. John Fulton, D. D., and family were sojourning before the recent de parture of Mrs. Fulton and daughter for Europe. It is said that the name Oconomowoc originated in this way: Many years ago, when this country was peopled by In dians, an Indian caught a coon near the lake, killed it a .n . s4, ...eo-os n walk ! Not until after the moon had silvered o'er the earth, did we reach our hotel, where a good supper awaited our sharp ened appetites. A few more days here and we shall leave for the East. AUNT CHAT. . .... -.4 g t4 - p. . POLITICAL ADDRESS. To the Democratic-Conservative Voters of the Third Congressional District. The undersigned, appointed a commit tee to draft and issue an address to the Democratic-Conservative voters of the Third Congressional District of Louisi ana, submit the following: On the 10th of April, 1880, at the city of New Orleans, a congressional conven tion of the Third District regularly as sembled and niominated the Hon. John S. Billin as Democratic candidate for the Third Congressional District. This nomination received the approba tion of the district until the publication of a pamphlet by HT-n. J. H. Acklen, setting forth certain alleged irregulari ties in the manner of electing delegates the convention and others of a kindred character. Owing to an alleged dissatisfaction in certain quarters, arising from the afore said irregularities, the chairman of the congressional committee, Hon,. IR. N. Sims, issued a call for a meeting of his committee at New Orleans, August 9, 1860. Both Gen. Billin, the nominee, and Mr. Acklen were present. Gen. Billiu relinquished his claim to the nominaton for the sake ofconciliation, and declared his willingness to abide by the action of a new convention. Mr. Acklen also declared his adhesion to the action of another convention. The committee issued a call for another convention of delegates regularly elected by the respective parishes composing the district, to be held at Morgan City, on September 11, 180. At the time and place appointed a full delegation from all the parishes as sembled, and the convention was called to order at 2 p. m., at Whitney Hall, by Hon. R. N. Sims, who called for the roll of the parishes to be made up from the credentials of the delegates bj his Secr. tary, Mr. Z. Fournet. Some discussion then ensued as to whether parishes should be called where there were con tests. The chairman ruled that he would di rect the Secretary to call the parishes en titled to representation on a prima facie case; that this decision was, however, not final, but subject to revision by direct appeal to the convention and to the sub sequent action of the committee on cre dentials. In this ruling of tile chairman the con vention acquiesced. There were three parishes where there were contesting delegations: Iberia, La fayette and St. Mary. The chairman announced that he would admit Iberia on a whole vote on the cre dentials of A. C. Barnard, Winm. M. Rich ardson, E. B. Olivier, D. M. Broussard, Jno. F. Besuxler, E. F. Degas, C. T. Cade, R. S. Perry, J. A. Breaux, J. A. Derouen, and that St. Mary and Lafayette were en titled to seats ou a half vote each. Not a voice was raised against this ac tion of the chair. Hon. H. C. Knobloeh and Hon. W. W. Pugh were then placed in nomination for temporary chairnmanship ; with the fol lowing result: Knobloch. Pugh. Ascension, .... ....2 4 Assumption, .......------......7 Calease,................0 7 Cameron, ..-....-..........0 2 Iberia ..................... 6 0 Iberville, .....---------.........---------5 0 Total................20 14 At this stage of the votig, and when the patish of Lafayette was called, a con testing delegate offered to cast its six votes for Pugh. The chair ruled this in admissible. Another contesting delegate from the same parish protested against the ruling on the ground that a majority of the people had voted for his delegation. The contesting delegations from Lafa yette, Iberia and St. Mary, with the regu lar delegations from Calcasieun, Cameron and St. Martin, immediately withdrew from the convention; a Terrebonne dele gate waiting until he had cast two votes for.Pugh and then withdrawing. The voting was then proceeded with as fol lows : . Knobloch. Pagh. Lafayette, .............. 3 0 Terrebonne,............... 5 2 St. Mary ................. 31 0 Lafourche, ....-..........10 0 Vermilion, ................ 5 0 St. Martin not voting. The result was 464 votes for Knobloch and 16 for Pugh. A committee of nine on credentials was appointed. The committee reported, its report was adopted. Hon. Clay Knobloch and Thos. J. Shaffer were continued as permanent chairman andsecretary. Hon. John S. Billiu'was placed in nomination as the Democratic-Conservative candi date for Congress from the Third Con gressional District, and elected by acecla lmation. The committee have thought proper to make the foregoing statement of facts, as in their opinion a sta emeut of the case is the best argument in favor of the regu lar nomination. The only ostensible ground or pretext offered by the bolters was the ruling of the chair in regard to the attempt on the part of a contesting delegate to cast the whole vote of Lafa yette for Mr. Pugh. This ruling had been acquiesced in be fore the vote was taken, in temporary or ganization; and, besides, the ruling was manifestly correct. Authority to make up the roll of the parishes from credentialsprma facie good must be lodged somewhere,otherwise,in a possible case of contests existing in every parish, no one could call the convention to order or decide what parishes were en titled to vote on temporary organization. In the case of the parish of Iberia, where the chair had admitted it to a whole vote, no opposition whatever was made. The chair based his action on cre dentials prima facie good; he did not at tempt to decide on themerits, as he would have been compelled to do had he enter tained the request of the delegate from Lafayette. When the chair announced, pre% ious to the call of the roll for the vote by parishes on temporary organiza tion, that Iberia was admitted on a whole vote and Lafayette and St. Mary on a half vote each, the parties opposed to this ruling should have:demanded a vote of the uncontested parishes on the question. But no appeal was made to the conven tion at any time, either when the chair announced its decision or when the con tested parishes were called. It is clear that after submitting to a ruling, the benefits of which the bolters doubtless expected, they were estopped from afterwards questionming it, when it turned out, as they conceived, to their disadvantage. SIt a erRatar~efore hast_ St. Martin, Calcasien anl amerona , W.lit SIX vobtes from Ascension and Terrebonne, and the contesting delegations from Lafayette, Iberia and St. Mary, withdrew from the regular convention, and with twenty votes from uncontested parishes, and nineteen from contested parishes, held a bolting convention and nominated J. H. Acklen. In the regular convention there were fifty uncontested delegates voting on the preliminary organization, and nineteen contested delegates, as follows: Ascension 6, Assumption 8, Calcasien 7, Cameron 2, Iberville 5, Lafourche 10, Ter rebonne 7, Vermilion 5, St. Mary 7, Lafa yette6, anid Iberia6. After the withdrawal of St. Martin, Calcasien and Cameron, with a part of the delegation from Ascension and Terre bonne, and the three contesting delega tions, there still remained in the regular convention thirty-five uncontested and nineteen contested delegates, as follows. Ascension 2, Assumption 8, Iberville 5, Lafourche 10, Terreboune 5, Vermilion 5, St. Mary 7, Lafayette 6 and Iberia 6 mak ing a total of 54. Mr. Billin has, there fore, a nomination from a convention fair ly and regularly made. It is seen, then, that Mr. Billin receiving one regular nomination, voluntarily resigns it. Mr. Acklen complaining of that nomination and promising to abide by the action of another convention, goes into it with his supporters, is again defeated, and wan tonly, causelessly and flagrantly violates his promise, and annonces himself as a candidate of a seceding convention. Hon. Jno. S. Billiu comes before the people, accredited as their candidate by the free and fair votes of two conventions. No stain is on his honor, no violation is charged, or can be charged, against his word. Mr. Acklen comes before the same peo ple with no credentials from the Demo cratic party, and under the ban of a vio lation of his pledged word. Democrate of the district, can yon hesi tate when Billiu offers victory, and Ack len assures defeat. True to the traditions and principles of their organization the Third District will rally to the call of their party, and turn away from thode serter whose best plea for support is ruin to his party. .The purpose of conventions is to bind the part3 and its canldidates, and are we to go through the solemn farce of holding convention after convention, only to be told we have not nominated the Hen. J. H. Acklen, and therefore the conventions are nugatory! A golden opportunlity to snatch the reins of power and authority from tihe weekening grasp of the Republican par ty is now offered to the Democracy of the Urionn The Third Congressional District of Louisiana must wheel into line with the onward movement, and when the goal is won, and Democratic banners are proudly flaunting to the breeze, with the victory written on their folds, let it not be said that we failed to carry the enemy'sstrong hold because J. H. Acklen bolted at the Morgan City convention. We earnestly implore the gentlemen who, in a moment of imagined wrong, left the folds of the Democracy to sup port the fortunes of a man whose claims, however great, cannot be paramount to Democratic success, to return to their allegiance and their fealty. In justice to the veteran Democrat who was apparently the choice of the Acklen supporters for the temporary chairman, we must say he was true to his colors. Hon. W. W. Pugh remained with the regular convention and refused to parti cipate with the bolters. Respectfully submitted, D. CAFFERY, Chairman, R. S. PERRY, PAUL FAISANS, M. E. GIRARD, THOMAS HEBERT. SCIENTIFIC MIS(]LrANY. -During a late balloon ascent a speed of not less than 120 miles an hour was attained. --An embalmed Egyptian asp, proba bly three thousand years old, is in the possession of a Boston gentleman. '. -" Life," says a distinguished Stras burg physiologist, "is all that can "not be explained by chemistry or physics." -In 1881 the American Association for the Advancement of Science will meet at Cincinnati, and at. Montreal in 1882. -Late experiments have shown that seeds thoroughly dried are much slower in producing plants than the uhdried, while the crops yielded are considerably greater. -At the Boston meeting of thbAmeri can Association for the Advancement of Science about six hundred new members were elected. Two hundred and eighty papers were entered for the meeting. -Bisulphide of carbon, which has proved ad effective destroyer of the phylloxera of the vineyards, has also been found a potent agent for the de struction of many other insect pests. --It is stated, on the authority of one who clainur to have tried the experiment, that a handful of hay placed in a pail of water in a newly-painted room will en tirely neutralize the odor of the paint. -The sorrowful tree, so called because it flourishes only in the night, is found on the island of Goa, near Bombay. The flowers, which appear soon after sunset, close up or fall off as the sun rises. The tree has a fragrant order, and blossoms at night the year round. -A German physician entertains the novel view that insanity is a boon to mankind. He' contends that the loss of reason lands the sufferer from a sea of trouble into a state of comparative calm -often of decided happiness; and at tempts to restore such a person to sanity would be cruel rather than kind. More over, he insists that a certain amount of insanity is necessary to success in life, All eminent men are decidedly more or less mad. Many of them are dangerous monomaniacs whom it should be decided on public grounds to shut up, but who, nevertheless, achieve grand careers and are credited with doing a vast amount of good. The general prevalence of false notions of sanity be attributes to the, fact that the greater mass of humanity is also insane, and quite unable to dis tinguish between good and evil. -The microscope shows a variation in thickness of human hair from one two an inch, but, notwithstanding such fine ness, each hair is a massive cable when compared with some other fibers. The thread of the silkworm, for instance, is from one seventeen-hundredth to one two-thousandth of an inch thick. Even this, however, is far surpassed in slen, derness by the spider's thread, which has been found in some cases to be no more than one thirty-thousandth of an inch in diameter. The fibers yielded by the vegetable kingdom are also of aston ishing minuteness. Every fiber of flax is found to be composed of a bundle of other fibrils, which are about one twen ty-five-hundredth of an inch in thick ness. Similar fibers from the pineapple plant have been ascertained to be no more than one five-thousandth; or even one seven-thousandth of an inch in diameter, -Bagdad, according to a medical au thority, is distinguished for a cunrious and mysterious malady, which affects every inhabitant of the city, whether citizen or stranger. It is a sore, called a " date mark," because after it has healed it leaves an indelible mark about the size and shape of a date. It generally makes the appearance upon the face,lasts a year, and then disappears. The cheek of nearly every man and woman in Bag dad shows the inevitable mark. Some times it settles upon the nose, and then the disfignrement is great; sometimes on the eyelid, when blindness results. Strangers are attacked even after a brief residence, but fortunately, if they are adults, the sore is more apt to appear on the arm. In every case the attack runs its course for one year, and no treatment accelerates or retards it. Dr. Thorn has examined the ulcer microscopically and finds it to be composed of a fungoid growth. -M. J. Plateau has suggested a method of estimating approximately the distance at which the moon seems to be to differ eut persons. This plan consists in look ing at the moon steadily until the retina is sufficiently fatigued to produce an " accidental " image or spectral appear anc.e. The observer must then turn his gaze to a blank wall, on which he will see the accidental image projected as a tented patch idt4he same shape as the moon. He is tha e -t from, sir a4 vance to, the Walt uLtif2 age ap-. pears to be of the sa" i IS Jieq itself did. The didai ia s;~~I ab-e server and the wall wilikmeThe same as that at which he unconseiously takes the moon to be. A person who tried the ex periment found the distance it his ease to be about one hundred and sixty-feet. This seems a small distance, bat it may be very inaccurate, asst was the result of a single trial under rather unfavorable cirennmstances. M. Plateau oneludethis paper on the subject by cautioning all persons who may be interested to take care in repeating the experiment lest the wgeat brilliance'of the lnminm l sinjre their eight.