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THE DONALDSON VILLE CHIEF.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PARISH OF ASCENSION AND TOWN OF DONALDSONVILLE.
VOLUME XI. DONALI)SONVILLE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1882. NUMBER 22.
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Address: CIIIEF. Donaldsonville, La.
WIT D. W. ANDLER,
S4 .......... aro street,..........
Jafourehe street, between Attakapas and
DR. W. M. CeGALLIA RD
Of1lce cor. Houmas and Iberville streets,
I D. HAN.SON, M. D.
Corner Iloumas and Iberville streets, near
C. Klits's store,
i AW AND NOTARIAL OFFICE.
R. N. Simns,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Practice in Ascension, Assumption and St.
. I. EARHART,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Offlice: Opposite the Court-House,
Practices in the Twenty-Second Jndicial
Diistrict (comprising St. James and Ascen
sion parishes). and. in the Supreme and
United States Courts. uyl
Z j M. M1cCULLO11,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
.)flice on Attakapas street, opposite the
R. N. Sr.s. J. E. POCHE.
1IMS & I'OCHE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
St. James, La.
O)Hice at F. P. Pochi's. Address: Convent
P.O. tO. i Mr. Sims will be in St. James
every Monday. ap24
JOHIN H. ILSLEY,
ATTORNEY A4 LAW,
Office: Opposite the Court-House,
Practices in the Twenty-Second Judicial
District (comprising the parishes St. James
and Ascension). and in the Supreme and
United States Courts.
CHAS. A. BdAQUIE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Practices in the 22nd and 26th Judici.l
Districts, comprising the parishes of Jeffer
son, St. Charles, St. John, St. James and
Ascension, and before the Federal and
Supreme Courts in New Orleans.
Special attention paid to the collection of
Address: Hahnville P. O., St. Charles, La.
I RS. I. PALMER,
Railroad Avenue, near Claiborne street,
Plain and fancy sewing of all kinds done
in best style and on reasonable terms. A
-rial solicited and satisfaction guaranteed.
T A. KINGSTON, dealer in all kinds of
" New and Second Hand Sewing Ma
chines, 170 Canal street, New Orleans, La.
Needles, Oil, Attachments and everything
belonging to the sewing machine. Ma
chines sold, exchanged or rented on easy
monthly payments. Machines given on trial.
Repairing a specialty.
DRY GOODS. GROCERIES, Etc.
R LANDMAN, dealer in Dry Goods,
* Groceries, Plantation Supplies,Wines,
Liquors, Cigars, Tobacco, and General
Merchandise, corner R. R. Avenue and
Taylor Streets, one block from Railroad
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 1). VEGA, Agent, dealer in Dry Goods,
* 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
B Producc, 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
TOSEPH 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,
Blue Store, Mississippi street.
M TOBIAS, dealer in Groceries, -Dry
* Goods, Clothing, Notions, Boots and
`ooes, Hats, Furniture, Hardware. Crock
cry, Trunks, etc., corner Mississippi and St.
Patrick streets and No. 24 Railroad Avenue.
Everything at lowest figures.
C KLINE, corner Crescent Place and
* Itoumas street, dealer in Dry Goods,
Notions, Boots and Shoes, Groceries, Pro
visions, Corn, Oats and Bran.
[ ISRAEL & CO., dealers in Dry Goods,
IL* Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Saddlery,
Buggies, etc., corner Mississippi street and
MI LEVY, dealer in Dry Goods, Cloth
* ing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Groceries,
Furniture, Hardware and Plantation Sup
plies, at Lemann's old stand, Mississippi
street. G. FEITEL, Agent.
JNO. SOLOZANO, dealer in Groceries,
9 Wines and Liquors, Crockery, Tinware,
Notions, etc. No. 21 Railroad Avenue, be
tween Conway and St. Michael streets,
V MAURIN, General Fire Insurance
V Agent, Mississippi street, over Fer
nandez's barber shop. Represents first-class
companies with over $50,000,000 of capital.
Policies issued directly from agency with
HOTELS AND BOARDING-HOUSES.
R ORT. E. LEE HOTEL, at Marx Israel's
old stand, carner Mississippi and Les
sard streets. Jos. Lafargue. proprietor. Bar
and billiard room attached. First-class en
tertainment and accommodations.
ITY HOTEL. P. Lefevre, Proprietor,
Railroad Avenue, cor. Iberville street.
Bar supplied with best Liquors.
D ONALDSONV'LE CONFECTIONERY,
by A. Grilhe, Mississippi street, near
St. Patrick. Branch op Railroad Avenue,
near Opelousas street. Cakes, Fruits, Nuts,
Soda Water, Ice Cream. Cakes. Ice Crean
and Syrups for weddings and parties fur
nished on short notice.
LIQUOR AND BILLIARD SALOONS.
THE PLACE, Guns. Israel, manager,
Corner Lessard and Mississippi streets.
Billiards, Lager Boer, Best Wines and
Liquors, Fine Cigars, etc.
LOUIS J. RACKE, Tinsmith, Mississippi
street, at Lemann's old stand. Orders
attended to with dispatch and satisfaction
L L. FERNANDEZ, Barber Shop, Mis
p sissippi Street, near corner Lessard.
Shaving, hair-cutting, shampooing, etc., in
most artistic style
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
FREDERICK DUFFEL,Attorney at law,
olfice on Chetimaches street, opposite
ED)WARD N. PUGH, Attorney at Law,
Attakapas street, opposite Louisiana
Square. Visits Napoleonville on Mondays.
P AUL LFCIIE, Attorney at Law and No
tary Public, Donaldsonville. Office:
One block below the Court-House, on At
takapas street. je25
HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTING.
( INGRY, THE PAINTER, Crescent Place,
7 opposite the Market-House. House,
Sign and Ornamental Painting in all their
branches. Best work at lowest prices.
F WALTER. Blacksmith and Carriage
* Shop, Mississippi street. near Lessard.
Carriage, buggy and wagon making, trim
minc, decorating and repairing. Horse
shoeing and all kinds of blacksmith work
in first-class stsle.
LIVERY STABLES & UNDERTAKING.
CCIONBERG'S Livery, Feed and Sale
SStable and Undertaker's Establishment.
Railroad Avenue, between Ibexville and At
takapas streets. Competition defied.
DRUGS AND MEDICINES.
B RYBISKI, Apothecary and Druggist,
_ Mississippi street, between St. Patrick
and St. Vincent streets, adjoining Gondran's
RAKS. M. BLUM. Milliner, Mississippi
street, between Lessard and St. Pat
rick. Latest styles of Bonnets. Hats. French
Flowers, etc.; also, all kinds of Ladies' Un
SODA WATER MANUFACTORY.
SODA WATER MANUFACTORY, II.
Ilether, proprietor, No. 11 Mississippi
street. Soda, Mineral, Seltzer and all kinds
of aerated waters manufactured, and sold
at lowest prices.
Civil Engineer & Surveyor,
(Parish Surveyor of Ascension.)
Will attend promptly to work in all
branches of his profession, such as survey
ing, mapping, leveling for canals, bridges,
rice flumes, etc.. estimating cost and super
vising construction of same. Orders left at
the CHIEF office will meet with immediate
'Twas in the Northern German land
Fast by the Baltic Sea,
When the French Emperor sent his troops
To bend the people's knee,
And dwell within their houses,
Feasting on wine and corn,
Till German hearts should learn to feel
The might of foreign scorn.
They came to Bodenstede,
A hamlet green and still,
With fountain in the market-place,
Where maids their pitchers fill.
They overran the village street,
They overran the inn,
They stole the peasants' ripening crops,
And strove the maids to win;
And up and down throughout the night
They sang their ribald song,
While hidden evils darted forth
To join the lawless throng.
How fair was Bodenstede!
But deeds the Frenchmen wrought
Amoifg her pleasant summer fields 1
No peaceful harvest brought.
The people seized the soldiers,
And bore them to the strand,
And shipped them to a barren shore
Within a hostile land,
And then returned rejoicing;
But he, the nations' fate,
Quickly dispatched a migbhtiercorps
To hold the conquered state.
How sad the sun uprose
That day the foreign flags returnedj
Before his golden close !
Rode forth Commander Mortier :
" Seize all the men," he cried,
" Who rule in Bodenstede,
And place them side by side;
" And at the signal given,
Shoot each man where he stands,
They that remain shall live to see
Their blazing homes and lands."
Then forward stepped the pastor;
His eyes were bright as flame;
" If any man is shot, shoot me !
Mine is the guilt and shame.
" I bade the people to revolt,
And drag the men away;
I sent them to the Swedish shore;
'Twas I urged on the fray.
" Hear me, O sire, how innocent
These people surely are;
I pray thee Imrn my guilty roof,
But all the others spare."
The stern Commander Mortier
Heard what the pastor said,
One moment stood irresolute,
Then turned his horse's head;
And putting spurs to flank, they rode
Out from the wondering town;
And as they passed, the word was given,
" These fisher-huts burn down !"
A few poor sheds where no man dwelt !
No blood that day wab spilled,
And thus Commander Mortier
The Emperor's law fulfilled.
Those battle-fields are overgrown,
Dim is their glory now;
But Virtue ever wakeful shines;
The stars are on her brow.
The pastor in his flowing gown,
Before the armed host,
Joyfully gi% ing life and home
If he may save the lost :
Deep in the German fatherland
This rooted memory grows,
And safe within the children's heart
The living picture glows.
-Annie Fields, in Harper's Magazine.
H. C. DODGE.
Ben Bosen was a sailor man,
But not a man assailer,
Therefore lie would not whlnle a man,
But only man a whaler.
IHe'd sail the seas and seize a sail,
And when he'd heave the lead,
He would be led to heave and, pale,
Throw up the sponge, most dead.
He'd eye his pipe and pipe his eye
When smoking was forbidden;
When wet he'd say that lie was dry,
And search for liquor hidden.
Sometimes he'd see a ship; sometimes
He'd only ship a sea.
The climes he saw were mostly climbs
Upon the mast to see.
Ben's hard-tack was to tack the ship;
Yet never man was sooner
Than lie, when in the slip, to slip
And quick attack a " schooner."
He was aboard when on the sea;
When on the shore a boarder;
Though not a boarding pirate, he
Was then a pie rate boarder.
Though Ben could not direct at sea,
At sea he could die wrecked;
His resurrection day would be
The day they'd raise her wrecked.
One day a shark went swimming by,
And Ben, alas, he filled him.
No shark, they said, could make him die
Unless the shock first killed him.
--Detroit Free Press.
Considerable interest is now felt in
ballooning, and the lovers of aeronautics
are evidently determined that some
thing shall be done to increase the
usefulness of this department of science.
The balloon society formed in England
some months ago is now followed by a
similar association in Berlin which in
tends to hold an aeronautical exhibition
at some time during 1882. Among the
plans proposed to the British Balloon
Society, is that of a balloon to be kept
under control by means of compressed
gas. The gas would be stored in a
suitable tank under pressure, and the
balloon would be reduced in size or en
larged at pleasure by admitting or with
drawing gas, which might be effected by
simply turning a crank. The balloon
would of course fall when reduced in
size and rise as it became expanded, so
that ballast and waste of gas would be
unnecessary. Improvement in another
direction is still sought by aeronauts who
are striving to travel considerable dis
tances in predetermined courses. Little
success has attended these efforts. The
most important ballooning scheme now
before the public is Commander Cheyne's
project for reaching the North Pole. He
proposes to travel by sea as far as prac
ticable, and to complete the distance to
the pole in immense balloons. It is to
be sincerely hoped that the thought and
money now being devoted to air naviga
tion may lead to useful results. Pro
gress thus far has been very slow, and it
must be confessed that little material
advance has been made since the time of
On account of its remarkably delicate
and lasting fragrance society belles are loud
in their praises of Floreston Cologne.
OUR NEW YORK LETTER.
A Conundrum-Dogs vs. Babies-How the
Swells Dress and How They Look-Grand
People and Grand Houses-The Toiling
Mlllions-A Millionaire's Reception-An
Echo of the T[ate Hudson River Disaster
-Stokes' New Palace Hotel, Etc.
NEW YORK, January 28, 1882.
EDITOR CHIEF :
A man in Arkansas a few years ago was
killed by a mob for propounding a co
nundrum; and twelve intelligent men,
who sat upon his corpus, after a thorough
investigation of the case, brought in a
verdict of "served him right," and this,
on appeal, was confirmed by the Supreme
Court of the State. With this terrible
example before my eyes, and a full appre
ciation of the consequences. I intend to
propound a coTundrum, and I offer a big
prize-one million of dollars-to the one
who shall send me the proper answer be
tween now and the 31st of December,
1882. Here it is: If a lady has a baby
and wishes to go into the street, why
does she always require a nurse to carry
it i and if she has a tan-terrier pup, or a
poodle, why does she carry it herself?
I walk Broadway frequently-partially
for exercise, and sometimes to give my
lady friends in the country an idea of the
prevailing styles-and while I meet lots
of fine ladies, either carrying little sore
eyed dogs, or leading them by strings, I
have never seen a real fine lady carrying
her baby. Query: does she like the dog
better than the baby? Is she afraid that
some one would suspect that she was the
owner of the baby? and is she proud of
the fact that she is the owner of the dog ?
But I will pursue this interesting topic
no further, but merely remark to my lady
friends who want to be up in I. X. L.
style and appear real swell, you can get
along very nicely without a baby; but
you must hive a dog. Speaking of dogs
reminds me of puppies, and speaking of
puppies reminds me that the most of our
young swells (and their nime is legion)
are the most poodle-doggy looking crowd
that can possibly be imagined. They
squeeze themselves into their coats and
pants, which fit like an eel-skin, and
make the wearers look as if they were
going into a galloping consumption. This
extraordinary costume is surmounted by
a little apology for a hat with a rinl about
an inch broad, making the wearer's head
look, if possible, more insignificant than
it is. The present winter is a carnival of
folly, and, between men and women, it
is hard to tell who will take the cake.
Nothing seems to stop the resistless
tide of events which sweep onward
through this great city. A week ago and
the millions about New York were star
tled by the terrible cry that echoed along
the banks of the Hudson and re-echoed
to the farthest extremity of the land.
The dreadful accident at Spuyten Duyvil
sent a thrill of horror through the city.
To-day, outside of the families of the
victims, this shocking calamity is almost
forgotten. Events succeed each other so
rapidly and with such a resistless rush,
that men have not timle to think. City
life is a constant battle where the strong
and active win and the weak go down.
It is a sight, and a sad one, to stand by
any of our great ferries in the gray of
these winter mornings and see the thou
sands that cross over to their toil. These
bread-winners are of all ages and of every
conceivable degree. Little girls of ten
or twelve years of age, who have walked
two or three miles to the ferry, because
the five cents required for car fare could
not be spared from the miserable wages
which just furnish bread for the hungry
mouths at home; old men, with their
little lunch rolled up in a piece of news
paper, crowd the cabins of the boats.
The majority of these early travelers are
indifferently well clad; they belong to a
class that has to be at work when the
clock strikes seven. To do this they have
to rise at five, winter and summer, and
thousands of these girls and boys do this
for a couple of dollars a week; and when
you take out their ferriage, and an occa
sional aide of a stormy morning, there is
not much left when Saturday night comes.
The situation of some of our working
women was graphically set forth in the
Herald, which opened its columns to the
complaint of a wretched woman who
was making shirts at forty-five cents for
a dozen. When Tom Hood sang that
"Song of a Shirt," which sent a thrill of
horror through England, he never had
any idea of misery like this. Forty-five
cents for a dozen of shirts! Let every
mother, wife or daughter in the country
sit down and look at the work on a
shirt; think of one of her wretched sis
ters doing that for three cents and a half,
and then let her bless God that her lot is
not cast among the poor sewing women
of New York!
Edward S. Stokes, the murderer of
Fisk, after standing nnder the shadow
of the gallows, and serving a term of
four years in State prison, now turns up
as the owner of the Hoffman House, one
of the most elegant hotels in New York.
To attempt to describe some of its inte
rior adornments would almost make us
believe that we were approaching an era
of Pompeiian luxury. Visitors to the
ruined city will doubtless remember that
at a certain point the guide gave the
gentlemen a nudge, and left the ladies of
the party to examine other curiosities,
while lie showed time way to an apart
ment, the frescoes of which would hardly
be considered the thing for a Young
Mens' Christian Association. Stokes'
new bar-room is very much like that
famous Pompeiian chamber. Eve, Her
cules, Mercury, Cupid, Psyche, Clyte,
Venus, Hebe and Pomona, and not enough
dry goods among the crowd to make a
pocket-handkerchief for a butterfly; the
like of it is not to be seen in America
and probably not many houses of the
kind exceed it abroad. Speaking of fine
houses, Win. H. Vanderbilt had a house
warming at his new three million palace
last week. It was the occasion of his
daughter's return from her bridal tour,
who was married a couple of weeks ago
to Dr. Webb, son of Gen. Webb, at one
time Minister to Brazil, and formerly
editor and owner of the New York Courier
and Enquirer. The reception was not
large- -as receptions go-but it was very
distingue; there was a nice sprinkling of
the old blue blood, giving tone and eclat
to the millionaire's reception, to which
for several years they were a stranger.
The interior of this palace is a marvel of
beauty and wealth; the rarest genius of
our time has contributed to its adorn
ment, and the earth has been ransacked
to furnish it, and it is beyond all que-
tion the most magnificent private houes
on the American continent.
We are just new entering on an era of
extravagant living-the like of which
this country has never seen before. The
style of living in flats in magnificently
appointed houses is becoming quite
common with people of wealth. Houses
are now erected eight and ten stories
high, with three or four complete suites
of rooms on every floor Into these suites
of apartments are introduced every
modern convenience; the houses are all
heated by steam, controlled in each
apartment. There is a large dining
room, a drawing-room, a reception-room,
kitchen, library, and fiveor six chambers.
Parties of gentlemen are now clubbing
together and putting up these houses at
a cost of from $250,000 to $500,000, and
there are still others costing over a
million. Rich tapestries, costly hang
ings, statuary, paintings, and articles of
bric-a-brac load the rooms in all parts.
The change in the style of living during
the past five years is almost without a
precedent in the history of the world.
The American, who has been absent
from his country during that time,
returning to Ney York will find himself
a stranger in the land of his fathere.
- The weather has played pitch and toss
with us during the week-warm as
Summer and cold as Greenland. Busi
ness dull, stocks down, the theatres and
churches full, everybody seems to have
a little money to spend, and we are now
discoudting on future prosperity. Hop
ing our discounts may bring a premium,
Truly yours, BROADBRIM.
Edwin Booth gives Houston the Cold
Shoulder-An Excursion to Galveston
The Rival Cities of Texas.
HousTOn, TEXAS, Jan. 28, 1881.
My DaAR FLORRIE:
How do you suppose I have been amus
ing myself to-day, and consuming all the
idle moments, or rather hours? Why,
by acting as amanuensis to my esteemed
brother-in-law. Could yon have peeped
into his sanctum and seen me hard at
work at the desk, and he comfortably
ensconced in a luxurious easy chair, you
would at first glance have ascribed the
chief work to me and voted him lazy,
perhaps. But the mental work was his
-I simply had to write with great rapid
ity his swiftly-flowing sentences. I must
confess his fluency was a little distracting
occasionally, and proved for the first
time in my experience, slightly irksome
-to my fingers, at least! Happily, I am
so rapid a writer that I managed quite
fairly to keep pace with even his volu
bility, and he declares I am becoming a
valuable assistant. I wonder at his ap
preciation of an amanuensis, for the pen
is always an inspiration to me, and I
don't think I could ever dictate satisfac
You know I told you in a previons
letter of Edwin Booth's projected visit
to Houston. You may imagine how joy
ful we all were at the prospect of seeing
that eminent tragedian, and how this
pleasure-loving city has been on the tip
toe of expectancy these many days in
consequence thereof. Judge,theu, of our
crcst-fallen condition when the edict
went forth, a few days ago, that Galves
ton alone would be honored with his
presence. Some misunderstanding arose
between the managers of the respective
theatres, and while they were trying to
adjust their differences amiably, Booth
made his plans to appear in one Texas
town alone. Well, there was certainly
no use in crying over spilt milk, and the
most sensible and remunerative method
of neutralizing tie disappointment would
be to proceed in a body to the "Island
City" for the purpose prepense of seeing
with our eyes and hearing with our ears
this greatest living actor.
Do not imagine that I am about to
descant upon so trite a subject as the su
periority of Mr. Edwin Booth as an actor,
for his merits are too well known through
out the length and breadth of the land,
to require a-single eulogium from my
humble pen. I hope you will all have an
opportunity of seeing him in the Cres
cent City, which place I understand he
contemplates visiting next week. lie
will stop on the way at Mr. Joseph Jeffer
son's charming home on Orange Island,
near Vermilionville. By the, way, Floy,
did you know that Mr. Jefferson married
the dautghter of a clergyman f Does that
strike you as an incongruous marriage?
I traveled with her once and found her a
cultivated and winning lady.
I can not join in the hue and cry against
theatre-going, etc., for what is more ele
vating and refining than to listen to a
grand rendition of Shakepeare's trage
dies? It offends the taste of those really
cultivated and appreciative to witness a
sensational play-one with a low tone
and morale, just as it does to read a
trashy novel; but because low comedy
and exaggerated tragedy are put upon
the boards, is no reason why the Chris
tian world should abjure the theatre
altogether, and fail to extract the wheat
from the tares. It is certainly a cause
for rejoicing that the three eminent
actors of America, whose names are
world-renowned-Booth, Barrett and
Jefferson-are loyal churchmen and
Our excursion to Galveston proved so
enjoyable that we congratulated our
selves upon having made a virtue of
necessity thus satisfactorily, and con
formed with good grace to the inevitable,
instead of repining about the "might
have been." We were thus enabled to
see the "Island City," which the natives
thereof assure all strangers is the town
It is very difficult, from the accounts
of these Texans, to arrive at any definite
conclusion concerning the relative merits
and demerits of the three chief cities
Houston, Galveston and Austin. The
contrariety of statements is really be
wildering! "Seeing is believing," and
the only feasible plan is to visit in pro
pria persona, each place, and deduce one's
own conclusions as an eye witness!
I am just nqw in a bad humor with
Houston, from which I shall not recover
till this interminable mud dries and the
streets are passable. I suppose no city
of its size in the United States is in quite
so deplorable and primitive a condition,
as regards unpaved roads and streets,
and lights. It savors of exceeding rus
ticity and is certainly primitive enough,
to see these worthy people sauntering
out at night with ranterns in hand ! In
attending public places, the lanterns so
numerous are apt to be "ceafoundedly
mixed," and it often happens that they
share the preverbial fate of hats and
umbrellas I To guard against mischance,
therefore, I was amused last Sunday
night to see several gentlemen bearing
their lanterns loftilt into the church,
and depositing themynith a satisfied air
within their pews, 'tnstead of leaving
them in the vestibule.
Galvestoa .is certdnly ahead of this
charming town in some respects, but I
should not dare to insinuate this to the
Houstonians, lest they should pronounce
me heretical. The rivalry existing be
twen these several towns is certainly
intense, and it will never do to make in
Instead of mud, we find in Galveston
only sand, which is clean and not espe
cially objectionable unless it rains very
heavily and continuously. Tremont-Ho
tel is a very handsome building, and
conveniently and comfortably appointed
throughout. While there are some very
beautiful residences there, none equal
several elegant residences here. The
chief attraction in Galveston for me, is
the beautiful beach, said to be the finest
in the world. It is very firm, smooth
and hard, and I absolutely longed for a
moonlight ride with a congenial compan
ion! The slant from the water's edge is
so gradual that the bathing is very de
lightful, I am' told, and one can go out
three hundred feet without experiencing
the slightest sense of danger.
One feature of the city I did not at all
admire, and that was the dearth of trees.
One misses the regular avenues of large
umbrageous trees that makes Austin so
beautiful, and the smaller growth one
finds in Houston. In Galveston there is
no natural growth at all. A few have
been set out, but they present a stunted
appearance and do not suggest the luxu
riance of nature.
Tell E. and B. they would have enjoyed
meeting there several of the old" Loquet "
girls, who are now married and pleas
antly settled in homes of their own!
What a pity it seems for girls to assume
the duties and responsibilities of maturer
life before they have really experienced
the sweets and privileges of "young
lady-hood"! But I won't moralize upon
the follies which you and I have no in
tention of conunitting.
On a recent occasion the bread distrib
uted to a cavalry detachment at Oran,
Algeria, was found to be mouldy, al
though made only forty-eight hours
before. Refusing to eat it, the men
threw it to their horses. Two of the
latter ate each about a pound of the
bread, which resulted in a true poison
ing, seriously injuring one of the ani
mals. The bread was investigated by
M. Megnin, who found upon it two
kinds of mold, the sporules of which he
believed to have existed in the flour
before the bread was made. One mold,
Ascophora nigyrieans, formed a flaky, sooty
colored cover; the other, Oidium auran
tioacum, existed in spots of a salmon
color, which multiplied very rapidly.
Tried upon dogs, the former was found
to produce a much more violent sickness
than the latter, although considerable
action was produced in both cases.
Foaming and Sparkling Bailey's Saline
Aperient is the cheapest and most delight
ful purgative in use. For dyspepsia and
I habitual constipation, it delights every
GENERAL NEWS SU[MMARY.
Cincinnati is to have a musical festi
Indianapolis is in the hands of footpads
St. Louis has been visited by the
A Philadelphia girl of 14 has died of
The waters of the Cnmberland at`
Nashville are falling steadily.
An aged woman was robbed iSp
murdered by her grandson at St. Lonls. '
Oscar Wilde has received 200 Offers to
lecture in different parts of the country.
Scoville is soliciting pecunniary aid to
assist him in continuing Guiteau's case.
At a party recently given in New York
the hostess paid $1 50 apiece for sun
Baldwin, the defaulting cashier of the
Newark bank, has been sentenced to
fifteen years' imprisonment.
A ten-year-old boy of New London,
Conn., stole a horse and buggy, and ran
away with his girl cousin aged 4.
A society is to be formed in San
Antonio, Texas, for the reformation of
the morals of a portion of the inhabi
A poor family at Irondale, Ill., nursed
a tramp through the small-pox and on
his recovery he stole $17 from them and
An Italian colony has been established
near Gainesville, in Florida, for the
cultivation of oranges and lemons on a
The constant rains so undermined
White Rock Point, the tallest peak of
Buffalo mountainr in East Tennessee,
that it fell January 29.
An Indianapolis child aged 4 years is
in a hospital, undergoing treatment for
spinal troubles brought on.by the effeco
of the tobacco on his nerves.
The bar-rooms of Texas are now re
quired by law to be closed from 9 to 3
o'clock on Sundays," so as to give,)iquor
and religion an even chance."
The quartet who sang "Remember
now thy Creator" at the Cleveland
funeral services of Garfield are now
singing it with a traveling company.
A fire in New York, January 31,.
destroyed one block, on which were
eleven newspapers offices and a number
of a4vertising agencies. Loss, $320,000.
The other day a Chicago jury oacquit
ted a gambler with the evidence so
conclusive against him that the Judge.
exclaimed:. "Godt help your perjured
Four officers of a Rhode Island com
pany were invited to attend the fashion
able Tigers' ball in Boston, and the
committee were astonished when, the
guests appeared to fnd they were
Italy is to have street railroads.
Switzerland is to have a patent law.
Rome is soon to have a grand interna.
tional dog fair.
Havana is threatened with failure of
the tobacco crop.
The St. Gothard tunnel is now daily
traversed by eight trains.
The Swiss Legislature have decided in
favor of compulsory vaccination.
Nillson's husband has become insane
owing to financial excitement.
Roustenck, in Worcestershire, Eng
land, has just had a Passion play.
It is now proposed to make the ascent
to the crater of Mount Etna by rail.
The recent National Exposition at
Milan realized a profit of 5G5,000 france.
The Anmeer of Afghanistan has iunt
prisoucd 1100 persons fur political
The aged Greek blind reformer, Pandit
Gatulalji, has lately married a girl of
about 8 years.
The successful introduction of sugar
cane in France and Italy threatens the
The port of Venice is being deepened
so as to admit the entry of the Italian
Prof. Huxley is to be invited to fill the
chair of Natural History in the Univer
sity of Edinburgh.
The two assassins who made an at
tempt upon the life of the Russian
Minister have been sentenced to trans
portation for life.
The Czar did not visit St. Petersburg
for the national fete day according to
the invariable custom.
A Paris concert room has a sign
hearing the legend, " Ladies are requested
not to smoke in the ball."
The Sicilian brigand Giordano and his
band, forty-eight in number, have been
captured near Cataria.
The North Australian natives have
lately eaten several members of the
Chinese colony located there.
A recent German discovery in electri.
cal science is an application to the
hiving of bees when they swarm.
John Duon has formally intimated to
the British Colonial Office that he is a
candidate for the throne ofZnluland.
The Dnke of Argyll is trying the
experiment of breeding American wild
turkeys at his place in Inverary, Eng
King Victor Emannel's widow lies
dangerously ill at her Piedmontese
country house, and is not expected to
A great railway tunnel which shall
bring Parin into more direct commnnica
fion a irh Italy, is contemplated by the