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Saturday, April 28, 1883.
Ex- Senator Kellogg reached New Orleans
Juo. L. Sullivan, the noted prize-fighter,
is seriously ill with hemuorrhage of the lungs.
Arguments are procceding in the star
route cases. The general opinion is that
ithe result will be either an acquittal of de
fendants or a mistrial.
A new Council of the American Legion of
Honor was instituted at Kenehi, DeSoto
parish, op the 18th inst., by Dr. J. J. Scott,
the efficient Grand Comuman tier of the State.
The Council was appropriately christened
DeSoto, and is the twenty-fourth organized
and. in active operation in Louisiana.
'mheglm g0ul7 four years old, this order has
boht 900 councils and numbers 75,000 mucmn
The second trial of the libel suit of Mark
0Il Bigney, edmtor of ,ahe New Orleans Ciily
Item, es.. W. Van Bepthnyson, has termin
ated in another verdict against the defeud
ant, damages being -assessed at $1750. The
amount fixed by the first yerdict was $12,
585, which the Judge considered excessive
..and hence granted a new trial. We con
.gratulate Mr. Bigney and the Pmnt upon
their repeated vindication, and trust it may
nerve them to still greater efforts and tri
numphs in behalf of the rights and interests
of the individual, the press and the people.
CommmOxE,'s V Ews. -On Tuesday of the
present week Dr. J. It. Vandegritf, Coroner
:if this parish, viewed two dead bodies in
Donaldsonville. One was the body of
Fanny Clark, acolored woman aged about
85 years, who had died suddenly the uight
before, in front of the store of Lemmann &
,lrother. The old woman was from l)onald
;mumville. but had been staying in West Baton
.Rouge for the past four inmonthms, awn had
just arrived here on the steamer Corona.
She walked from the wharf as far as the
Lemnann corner, when she complained of
being weak and sat down. Almost immnedi
ately she fell over and expired. 'The con
elusion of the Coroter was that death lhad
been cmipsed by general debility and old age.
The other body viewed was that of the
infiunt child of Joseplh Minor, colored, aged 2
years and 6 months, which died of spasms
at the residence of its parents, on Attakapas
street, opposite the Court-Hlouse.
SumootNo A Box.-Steplen Martin, a
colored boy aged about 12 years, son of
Jonas Martin of Ascension paridi, was shot
and dangerously wounded last Saturday
evesing, in front of the Paul Deverges plan
,tatlon, parish of St. James, by a colored
man named Sao Williams. It appears that
the boy, who was on horseback, had stopped
,at the gate opposite the house in which
Williams lived and was calling out to attract
'the attention of some one in the yard. Wil
jituns canto to the door and ordered the boy
to stop his noise or he would shoot him. Not
thinking the threat was mtade in earnest,
Stephen called again, when Williams fired
at him with a revolver, the bullet passing
'through the boy's groin, inflicting a wound
,that will probably prove fatal. After com
mitting this villainous act, Williams took
advantage of the darkness to make his es
eape. 1le catne to Donaldsonville on Sun
'day and went to the wharf to get on board
the steamer Gay, when he was pointed out
to Constable James McCray by a young col
'ored man who knew of the shooting. 'T'he
Constable at once placed the fugitive under
garrest and conveyed him to the parish jail.
SititU EtI tN ItEVILLkE.-Last Sunday,
while the steamer Corona was at the land
jug in front of the Alhambra plantation, in
tlber~ville parish, Jolts Steel, an inoffen
4sire colored man employed as a laborer on
the adjoining Uruhlatat piace, watshot and
,itstattly killed by Henry Dickson, another
tcolored matn, under circmnstances whieh
justify the char recterization of the hotmicide
is a delibtritte murder. According to the
veruion of the alftir which we have received
.Prot it ,ytadter, Steel Iad been engaged
with Dickson and othere il a game of lice,
,that fruitful canuse of so toanly affrays among
.the colored peiple of our section, aud a
qluarrel arose about the ownership of a dime
,which Steel had snatched up and refused to
.relinquish. Drawing a revolver lie brao
dished it about, cursintg the cwswd prom is
tnously and threatened to shott. Steel e x
postulated with Dickson upon his behavior,
irlwrenpon the latter pointed his weapon
$lirectly *at Steel and fired, the boll taking
*ffect.in the head and producing inmnediate
,death. The tystanders were so dumtib
,founded by the unexpeated outrage that no
effort was titde to capture the murderer,
who tied frout the spot anti escaped under
t*over of the undergrowth of a neighbottring
The up-town oithce of the Western Union
'rTlegtgilh Ctumpany at Dunaldsonville has t
lteen rrepred to ilie Pecp-o'-lav lInttel ottn
Mistias Jji. steitt, where it will be periuta
aentl ~ located tutder the control of Mr. G. I
.l, Legepire, a courteous young gentleman
and an aecttnplisied operator. A ntat little t
ptlice is leing titted up by Messrs. Duutkl
aud Prtdhoutime, proprietor and noag'e r
of the 'eep o' -Day respectively, wile have
tendered it to the Telegraph Ctiuluany free
of rent. The louality is probtably the most
yctt piie1itt that could havtte been chosen,
lteitg withinn easy reach tt- the post -tibee,
steambtat ltnditg and all the larger busi- j
pess estliblishuwezltsof tlht. town. New wirs I c
are being put up by the W1 esteru Union
tilru tt. tnd when ihs e-ork is commplet'd '
ptessages tpit le; transmitted to andt from t
the ttonaldsoiVille oiice withotut the; delay ji
to which they hm e snietipies been subcel -
ed here'ttfore owing to the jtreferetce given
to dispitches pertaining to the bh iness oh t
the railridt etmtituy. It is pore than
probable :ha't direct comomunu:atytynu will lit
cstablishqts between New OriIains intl our I
Pew telegraph offte' 13 the time this tumntir I
.f the C IEF is ts stittu. ata ill the Att-se tof V
it ftw days more similar tu nu(in iatittn will n
rhad with II.Ithtt ltiou e. I
A FIfARrUL CALAMITY.
One of the snost.terrible eataotroplies we
have ever been called upon to report in the
CnHie occurred in the adjoining State of
Mississippi on Sunday last. A terrific cy
clon3 struck the little towns of Beauregaid
and Wessop, in Copich county, wiping the
first named place out of existence and de
strwying a large portion of Wesson. More
than 150 persons were killed outright at
these ill-fated towns and within a radius of
fifteen miles around them, while about 500
others were injured and fully 1000 rendered
homeless aid deslitute.
The sickening details of this horrible vis
itation are too voluminous for our limited
space. The daily New Orleans papers have
given lengthy and circumstantial accounts
of the disaster, and the Times-Democrat has
been foremost as usual in dispatching aid to
the sufferers. Contributions of money, med
icines, clothing, etc., are pouring into the
devastated region from all quarters, and
noble men and women are doing all in their
power to alleviate the sufferings of the
wounded, provide for the necessities of the
destitute and give the dead decent burial.
The total number of deaths to date is not
less than 2t00, and probably another hun
dred will be added to the list from among
the wounded yet surviving.
A heavy storm prevailed in portions of
South Carolina on Monday, destroying much
property and killing and wounding a imun
her of people, but the effects are almost in
significant compared to those of the terrific
A SCATHING ARRAIGNMENT.
A new political organization has been
formed in New Orleans for the purpose ofl
attempting at the next election to wrest the
control of the municipal government from
the corrupt ring that now rules the city
with an iron hand.
The organization has assumed the;title of
the " Parish Democracy of Orleans," and 1
announces that its efforts will be confined
to a purification of the Democratic party of
the city and State. It will seek representa- I
tion in the State convention and support
the national nominees of the Democracy. E
Its address to the people, which was pro- I
mnalgated in the city papers of the 15th t
inst., over the signatures of more than 6tt
citizens of New Orleans, contains a most I
scathing denunciation of the methods by
which the corruptionists have obtained and
retained possession of the mummicipal admlii -
istration, as the following extract will
Nearly six years have passed since the estab
lishment of the Nicholls government and the
- overthrow of the whole structure of Radical
n usurpation in this State. When that hour
tidawned the good people of Louisiana felt that
d its consuimiatioii was well worth the strenuous
and persistent endeavor through which alone
" it was achieved. Men thought that a new era
e of peaceful and pure administration had at last
arrived, and there was little, if any. apprehen
sion that the fraudulent methods introduced
by alien adventurers would be adopted by their
successors to defeat the will of the people and
corrupt the current of public life.
It is not necessary here to dwell in detail
upon that series of events whose sum makes up
ia grand total of disappointment to all the aus
c picious omens and cheerful anticipations of
that time. The situation speaks for itself in
2 tones that shame would mutfle if wisdom could
9 afford to uisregatd their warning.
We need not go further back than the last elec
s tion held in this city to find conclusive evidence
that the withdrawal of the troops and the aboli
tion of the Returning Board, which had been
the mainstay of Radicalism in the State during
i the reconstruction period, were steps forward
t" by the substitution of other means quite as ef
fectual to contaminate the body politic and to
t reverse the decisions of the ballot-box. The
city ring, as is shown by the tally sheets, sum
nmoned the absent, repeated the living, and res
murrected the very dead ,to swell its vote and
count in its minions. Investigation proves be
I yond a donbt that a Taime part of its constitn
ency is at rest in the graveyard, and that a
greater part ought to be at work in the peniten
I tiary. The fraud was wholesale and unblushing.
Over 500th fraudulent ballots were stuffed in the
boxes, and those ballots which were polled
t were fraudulently counted.
It was clear to every intelligent observer in
New Orleans that the Central Returning ]hoard
had not been in reality destroyed, but only
broken up into small change and divided be
tween the virious precincts of the city. Instead
of one returning board we have had fifty at
The copelusion is not more obvious than ap
palling. Elections have become mockeries, and
the name of Democracy has lost its significance.
Through all that wide ramification of crime
works the inspiration of perverted patronage
and the stimulus of spoils.
Rings and cliques have conspired to defy the
laws of the Commonwealth and to prey upon its
treasury. Hitherto they have been triumphant.
In several successive campaigns reform move
ments have been set upon foot. but the complete
or partial victories which they have won in the
vote have been denied in the count.
It is not wonderful if some discouragement
has resulted from these repeated failures; but a
eareful study of the methods employed and the'
forces involved leaves us very certain that de
liverence is within the reach of the manhood
and the patriotism of New Orleans.
This vivid picture of the corrupt compo
sition of the Democratic city ring and of the
villanies committed by its het cliien is not
painted by Republican halnds, he it remiein
tiered, but by an association of men pro
claiming their Democracy and comprising a
large meascre of the ihtelligence, wealth
and respectability of the Deunocratic popula
tion of New Orleans. They proclaim the
"triuiiiph of frend'" upon which we ciii
micited in last week's CHIEF, and demon
strate that our denunciatory criticisi was
by no iieas too severe and coiil not le
ascribed to political prejudice and opposi
We have heard the Parish Democracy
called a respectable vigilance coninittee,
and the ternm scents not inappropriate con
sidering their declaration that they will have
an organized torce at every ballot box on
election day sufficient to insure a fair and
free expression of the popular will and pre
vent the returns from being tamperemi with.
The indignation aroused by the high-handed
course of the corrupt ring is widespread and
deep-seated, and the threat is frequently
uttered that if there be any attempt at the
next election to falsify the result as has
been done heretofore. a second "tiuirteiith
of September" atlair may be looked for that
will eclipse that of 1874.
If the Citis was a partisan paper and as
unreasoning and unreasonable in its political
attitude as sonic of its Bourbonistic content
I pararies, we might treat this contest as a
purely Demuiocratic fight, in which nien who
are not Democrats have no interest excepting
to hope that it might result as did the
legendary battle of the Kilkenny cats, but
we are in symupathy with any movement
which has for its object the vindication of
thc liopular will us agalinst rings soil climuecs,
whether these are to be classed under the title s
of t Deitiocracy, autocracy or mioboeracy.
Therefore, as between the Paurislu Demuoc-'
racy of Orleans and the corrupt political
ceobination which controls the present I
State and city-adiudistratiois, we citu have t
no hesitapicy in expressing a preference lort
the former andI iii wishing, for the sake of
the public interest, thau the essential ob
jects ,f its Plunders lnay be fully attained. (
New Orleans has secured the Centennial
Cottoi l xpositiou by unaninious vote of thie
executive committee of the National Cotton i
Planters' Associatiosi. The result was
Ini gely lute tiu Ccl. Ed. ltchiairdsou, the
lartgmst cuitton raiser iin the cotintiy w ho
warudy advocated the Crescent City as thai.
natural haint for thme exlhisitio.uu te od lot
N au Irhueauus.
A MI8OlJEYOUS MOVEMENT,
e The attempt to deprive the people Ar
e Donaldsonvflle of the right to choose their
f munieipal officers. deserves general repro
batiou. It is as much the sworn duty of the
1 Mayor.ascd.Council to call an election as it
e is to e.erpise and fulfill any of the other
functions and trusts specified by the char
" ter and ordinances of the .town and by the
general laws of the State. The failure to
f perform this duty esta slishes a mischievous
precedent and finds no palliation in the fact
that other town officers may baye been siuli
lArly derelict in th.past. Two wrougs never
wake a right, and those wht liare assumed
I theresponsibility for the present neglect
3 should at once set about repairing the
3 error they are committing so far as repara
l tion yet lies within their power.
The assumption that the people of the
town can not be trusted to choose their
officers is an insult to their honesty and in
tellgence that their self-respect should
impel them to resent. It is much better to
take the chances of the election of an in
competent oflicer, and trust to legitimate
legal remedies to displace him or tie his
hands afterwards, than to trample the laws
under foot and relegate to a little coterie or
combihation the privilege of naming our
municipal officers, which is a right vested in
the qualified voters of the town at large.
We have no interestin this matter beyond
that which should be felt by every thought
ful citizen. It is of no more moment to us
than to any other tax payer or voter who
the individuals; arc, who. occupy the posi
tions of Mayor, Collector, Treahurer, Alder -
men and other town otliees, but we contend
for the snpremacy of the law auldtthe rights
of the people, and for the performance of
duty by public officials.
BIAsE BALL.-Tle rain did not prevent the
more enthusiastic of our local base bullists
from having their accustomed afternoon
game on Sunday before last. Sides were
chosen by Messrs. Mayor and Ilentloy, and
under the euphonious titles of Monkeyshines
and Bullfrogs they contended for the
mastery in a rather loosely played game of
seven innings. The score stood 21 to 13 in
favor of the Monkeyshines at the close of
The Keatings and Young Tigers, junior
clubs, had a match on the public square
Sundlay before last which was warmly con
tested throughout, the Keatings scoring a
hard-won victory by 23 to 19. The Tigers
were decidedly ahead during the early part
of the game, and it seemed as if they would
win easily, but the Keatings soon settled
down to steady work, and forged ahead
until triumph perched upon the foul flags
they expect to get later in the season. The
Tigers by no means accept the result of this
game as a decisive test of the relative skill I
of the contending clubs, and will move for a
new trial without delay.
We are pleased to see the Young Tigers
on the diamond again, and recommendu
them to brush up their pretty uniforms andi
play in them. It adds much to the interest
of the sport to have the players appear in
- The Paincourtville club has reorganized
under the naiue of the N. V ives Base Ball
Club, with the following ofticers and n11m0
hers: E. D. Mellncon, President and right
fielder; J. Vives, Secretary and Treasurer
eand third baseman ; F. Fernandez, Captain
and short stop; P. S. Lauve, pitcher; E. A.
1 Lauve, catcher ; 0. Guillhit, first baseman
E. Dalferes, second basemen; E. II. Lanue,
a left fielder; N. Verrnt, centre fielder ; -
Carmonche and John Dominique, Jr., sub
stitutes. Tire club is named for Mr. Noma
Vives, one of the most respected citizens
and planters of Assumption parish, who-ex
hibits uinch interest in the national game,
end encourages the young mpn to partici
lpate, in the healthy sport. He will un
doubtedly appreciate the compliment paid
I him in the christening of the new club with
his worthy name. The miemnbers of the
Vives nine are Atll of enthusiasm and pro
jpose to do their part to make the season a
lively and interesting one. They have pre
pared a new iheld on the Fernandez place,
seven miles below Donaldsonville. on the
left bank of layou Lafourcle, and will
hereafter play there instead of on the old
ground near Paincourtville.
There was a match game of lese hail
played at Donaldsonville the other day
Nolius, l31 ; BHetleys, 9. Wo can get away
with that.-Alexandria People.
So rin we, brother Canfield. Our uiys
are piling up big figures to encourage the
Alexandrialis to come down and scoop us in
again. Do you tumble? If so, don't give it
The L. E. Bentleys went to Smoke Bend
last Sunday and in spite of wind and threat
ened vain, had a lively match with the Bad
Hoys, resulting in a score of 16 to 3 in favor
of the Bentleys.
There was a scrub game on the Nolan
field last Sunday, but the abscice of stome
of the best players and tile- prevalenee of a
high wind militated against an exhibition
of mdhch good play.
To morrow afternoon the Nolans and
Bentleys will have a friendly game, and the
members of both clubs are requested to be
on the grounds in full unitornm at 3 o'clock
sharp. A meeting of the Nolan Olnu is also
desired for the purpose, among other things,
of arranging the preliminaries for a pro
posed nlatchl with the IRapides picked nine.
Lovers of the national sport who may
have any apprehension that playing lall
will militate against their advaucement in
other matters, will be interested in learning
that :iiiongt the promeinent mieni tt the
country who have been presidents of base
ball clubs are the present Governors of
Peiinsylvania, Ohio and Georgia. So whack
away. boys, and every one of you may be a
The $500 challenge of the Raplides picked
nine for a mnatch with either the Shreveport
or Donaldsonville clubs, to le played at
Alexandria, has not been responded to. So
far 1s our boys are concerned, it would not
be practicable for theti to visit Alexandria
at this time. inasiunch as direct railroad
communnication with that place has been
suspended by reason of high water, and, r
furthermore, it has been tacitly understood
that the Rlapides nine would come to Don
alilsonville and giie the Nolans a chance to
retrieve on their own grounds the defeat
they suffered last October at the hands of
their Itapides friends.
A large fire occurred at the corner of
Coinnio and Magazine streets, New Or
leans, the morning of the 20th inst., destroy
ing the stores of Messrs. Boisseau & Marti
nez, dealers in hats, caps and straw goods,
Levy. Loch, Scheurer & Co., wholesale dry
goods merchants, Ilansell & Co., wholesale
dealers in harness and saiddlery, and dam
aging the establishments of Messrs. H. J..
Mulham and A. Wolf OL Co. The total loss
is estimlatetl at $-lti,00t and thl insurance j
Fourth Week of the April ern*-.Qply
TwO eases Under Coasidpratin,
Sessions oflitbl District Court liave bees
held on Wednesday, ' lauraday #nd k rbjay
of the current week, the only matters pend
ing being tWo 4yil cijses which are leeing
familiarly designated as the church and
town suits. We note the action taken in
thescetaees as follows:
President and Board of Church Wardens
etc., vs. Right Rev. N. J. Perchi, Biship, et
als; the exception and objection of plaintiffs
to the appointment of a Judge ad hoo camtie
on for trial Wednesday, with F. 8. Earliart,
Esq., on the bench, and after the evidence
had been adduced and argument of counsel
heard, the matter was taken under advise
ment. On Thurday the Judge ad hoc ren
dered a decree sustaining the exception of
plaintiffs, on the ground that the case is
pending before the Supreme Court on a
ques:ion involving the jurisdiction of Dis
trict Judge Vheevers, and hence he was
without power to make the appointment of
a Judge ad hue during pendency of the sus
pensive appeal. Notice was given by Judge
Berault, of counsel for defendants, that ap
plication would be made to the Supreme
Court for a writ of mandamus. Trial of the
exception of no cause of action, filed by de
fendants, was necessarily deferred.
State of Louisiana ex rel. Edgar A. Raan
irez et als rs. The Mayor and Common
Council; application for a mandamus to
compel defendants to call a town election in
accordance with the charter. The rule was
taken up for trial Thursday, when four ex
ceptious and an answer were tiled on behalf
of defendants. All the evidence was taken
and the case continued until yesterday for
argument. After hearing Fredrick Duffel,
Esq., on behalf of plaintiffs, and Messrs. R.
N. Sims and E. N. Pugh for defendants,
Judge Cheevers :overruled the exceptions
and ordered that the mandamus le made
peremptory. D efendants raised the point
that they are entitled to a delay of three
days within which to a pply. for a new trial,
and upon this question the Judge will hear
argument and render a decision to-day.
It is alleged that the Democratic success
at the recent Chicago election was achieve]d
by the perpetration of frauds even more
glaring and wholesale than those which
characterized the last election in New Or
leans. The Federal authorities have taken
cognizance of the matter and will prosecute
the guilty parties-with more satisfactory
results, it is to be hoped, than those of simi
lar prosecutions in this State. Carter liar
rison s boasted " vindication," seems about
on a par with that attained by the Fitzpat
riek-AleEnery combination in the Crescent
Judge Righter has refused a new trial in
the libel suit of hhigney rs. Van lb-nthnysen.
The doughty Van had best prepare to shell
out that $4750. This libel business is be
ginning to he a prolific source, of profit to
An Au-picioas WVedding.
The marriage of Mr. Harry Bruns of New
Orleans to Miss Mary Supple, daughter of Mr.
Jerry Supple, which took place at the Catholic
Church of St. Paul in Bayou Goula, last Wed
r nesday evening, April 25, was the scene of a
n bright and joyous gathering. Not only the
(different aisles, but the vestibule and choir
were thronged with affectionate and admiring
friends. A large horse-shoe of rich and ex
quisite flowers was suspended from the arch
way at the entrance of the church. And when
with sweet strains the organ pealed forth the
wedding march and gave token of their on
trance, all eyes were turned to coe the bridal
party as they came passing along the middle
aisle, taking their places before the railing in
front of the altar, on either side the two who
were to be united. The Rev. Father Duber
nard. with his usual feeling, gave to these his
words of counsel. Then the words were spoken
and the benediction said, when the newly-mar
ried couple and their attendants passed out of
the church and drove to the home of the bride's
parents, when congratulations and best wishes
to the happy couple were drank in sparkling
champagne by a host of friends. The lovely
bride wore a very handsome erru brocaded silk,
elaborately trimmed with Spanish lace. The
enchanting bridesmaids were Miss Julia Sup
ple, Miss Agnes Bruns, and Miss Luln Hebert,
who were richly dressed. The groomsmen were
Mr. Thomas Supple of Bayou Goula, Dr. Charles
Schuppert and Mr. Louis Cormier, both of New
Orleans. Numerous and elegant were the
presents received. Mirth and enjoyment pre
vailed until the arrival of the steamer Edward
J. Gay, when the handsome groom and his
beautiful bride departed for their future home
in New Orleans.
O'er the Rippling Waters.
DONALDSONVILLE, LA.. April 20, 1883.
LIlHE undersigned respectfully informs the
public that from and after this date he will
be prepared to charter the steamer Bella Israel
to Clubs, Societies and pleasure seekers who
may desire to give moonlight excursions. For
further information apply on board to
CAPT. W. A. MILLER.
hinhm is' :3hy,
Corner Mississippi Street and Crescent Place,
Good Board and Lodging at lowest prices.
Best wines, liquors, cigars and tobacco at the
bar. P. REDDINGTON,
A W. DJA ETON,
Civil Engineer & Surveyor,
(Parish Surveyor of Ascension.)
Will attend promptly to work in all branches
of his profession, such as surveying, mapping.
leveling for canals, bridges, rice flumes, etc..
estimating cost and supervising construction of
same. Orders left at the CHIEF office will meet
with immediate attention.
-AT AN ELEGANT
H AVING occupied the beautiful residence
situated on ('hetimaches street and known
as the (laverie property, I am prepared to re
ceive and entertain a limited number of board
ers. Neat rooms and first-class entertainment
guaranteed. Apply to or address,
HItS. R. PONDS,
Variety Store !
G. T. JAMIISON, Proprietor.
K EEPS constantly on hand a full supply of
fresh and choice groceries, which will be
sold at lowest rates. Respectfully solicits the
patronage of the general public, and guaran
tees satisfaction to all. Is agent for the monthly
newspaper Morniuq cad Day of Reform. Sub
scription, $1 25, wjth beautiful premium. 4
AC EV AS SE!!
M. IS RAEL & CO.,
ca OF DONALDSONVILLE,a
WILL, PRIOR TO REMOVING INTO THEIR
NE AND PALATIAL BllllDINt,
Cause such a Crevasse in the prices of Goods
AS TO SURPRISE TIE MOST SKEPTICAL.
Our buyers in New York, expecting us to have occupied our new
building by this time, have purchased very largely and are
making heavy shipments daily, and not having suf
ficient room to place these goods, we will give
our patrons the benefit of low prices.
Our New Stock is FRESH, VARIED and
COMPLETE, comprising all the latest novelties
of the Season, and we would specially invite all buy
ers to examine our Stock before making their purchases.
In moving we wish to handle as few goods as possible and
also wish to close out all surplus stock on hand, and will, therefore,
offer our gonds at the most astonishing low figures, regardless of cost.
That every purchaser of goods to the amount of TEN DOLLARS and
upwards, will receive a chance FREE OF (CHARGE iu the drawing of
OUR GRAND TOMBOLA
0=e ý2"Tundrýed PE'rizes !I
Which have been enumerated in previous issues of this paper.
Samples of goods and prices sent throughout the country on application'
V. iA U.R I N' S
Always on hand, An elegant
EVERY STYLE, RICH AND
EVERY SIZL, HANDSOME
EVERY PRICE, EQUIPMENTS,
And competition defied. Has just been received.
R. E. LEE STABLE, MISSISSIPPI STREET,
Plain Pine and Cypress Coffins, elegant Rosewood Caskets, imitation or genuine Metallic Cases,
and a full line of Ornaments and trimmings to suit any taste and any purse. Funerals con
ducted in best style and at prices that must prove saftisfactory to all my customers.
Quick sales, small profits. Fair play is a jewel.
Look out for my sign. It hangs on the corner
Is the name. The place is
Opposite Texas Pacific R. R. Depot,
And don't you Forget it.
Is my business, and I sell Groceries, Provisions, Wines,
Liquors. Cigars, Tobacco, Dry Goods, Clothing,
Notions, Etc., as good in quality and as low in price as any one in
Come and try me If you doubt it.
Kursheedt & Bienvenu.
-ALL KINDS OF
Nos. 114,120, 122, Camp St.,
REGULAR TRI-WEEKLY DONALDSON
J. A. Comstock, Master. Lew Pugh, Clerk.
Leaves New Orleans every Monday, Wednes
day and Friday, at 12 M., comuing down the
coOston alterna1q dqys.
T. H. DONLON,
PAINTING74 in all its branch and in the
perfect style. Sign Painting gr ing
and ornamental work a spcaiy Address
through Donaldsonville Post-office.
Builder and Contractor.
00 CABINET WORK done promptly and
Jin best styie. The making ofPrptyad
Counters, Shelving an Showcases
a specialty. Plans and Pications furnished
when required. All kinds of Mre haicn l Ex
ecuted on short notice. Txama jg$ d
dres P O Bo 11. r creof 'Mechanic~s'E
F. Pa JSews
WTai"& arriage Maker
(At Joseph Ferrier's old ssdt.)
Cor. loumas and Opelousas greets,
~Mr. Jones takes pleasure in announcing to
th citiens of theparish of Ascensicutbatheh
completed arranhgemeft with Mr. JosepheDid
rier which have given him oasksei ot o
business stand, which he Will henceforat con
duet on his ownasccOntt.
He is ready to execute at shortest notice i
work entruistedl to him, pertaining 9to
Gunsmlth,LJgkszu51ih, Blacksinitb, WheeI~.
wright and Cpaohmaker.
Buggies, Oarriagei, Wagons and Owlt.
repaired in a workmanlike manner, at prices to
suit the times.
Old Velhcles taken in Exchanges for new.
The Manufacture of
Plantation Carts and Wagons
a spe ltTr Inspection and compkrison o)"
work and prices with those of other makers
will show a difference of from ten to twenty peg
cent. All work guaranteed.
oONDBAN'1 OLD PTA"O,
MIis i it Street,
Has just opened with a large fresh suppiv
Qf choice Groceries, ilbng
HAMS, COFFEE, TEA;
And in fact every usually found in n&
first-class establis of which-'he offerie
at the very lowest . and .iisnds: to theo
public a general. e to give a cal andi
trial, guaranteeing so gaup satisfactian;
Copper, Tie and
Railroad Avenue, opposite Goette's Shoe Shop~
(Chris. Welker's old stand,)
OOFING, GUTTERING, STOVEPiPING
orepairng, adjusting andsetting up of sugar
Dose and other machinery,' and every des rp-.
tion of job work executed r~omptly and in best
manner at reasonable prices. Pans, blowers,
etc., made to order.
REPOS ITOR Y,
61 Carondelet Street, NEW ORLEANS.
Factory at-Wheeling, W. Va,
MlvANUFACTUBEXIS of Plantation Wagons,
('oe Crt, CneWagons, Small Carts,
Lof Wheels all with Black Loeat Hubs, Bod
leSidteel Skein Wigons, the best skein wagrn
sold Wheelbarows Asreu se, Spo es, e
1:1.Weebeos Al eý eels, Cotton Meal Distributdi~s,re Stubble~havo, s.
Can deliver goods along the river. direct from
factory, and in car loads on railroads.
REGULAR NEW ORLEANS, BAYOU LA
FOURCHE AND LAUREL VALLEY
P. A. Charlet, Master; M. H. Landry, Clerk.
Leaves New Orleans every Wednesday at l10&
A. 3I., and Slaturday at t P. .
For freight ' passage apply on board or to
B1. RIVET, Agent, levee, h~ead of ('ustombouse,
street, or company's office, 46 ('amp street, up
('lerk on lanmingat all timesto receive freight
J. B. DUNN,
Arohitect and Builder.
Thirty-Five Years', Practical Experience and
Construction of sugar houses, furnaces, burn
er,, for bagasse saw dust, etc., setting sugar
kettle,,, boiler draining wheels, building bag
asse 'ch~imneys, smoke stacks, setting and
burning bricks, and every kind of work ii
which the economy of fuel is a desideratum.
Allwork done on strictly scientific principles.
Particular attention paid to repairs.
No. 547 Camp Street,
Near St. Andrew Street. P. O. Box 2600.
NW OR3.L2A.S, LA.
Sale of Wharf Lease.
Donaldsonville, March 24, 1883.
N accordance with an ordinance of the town of
Doadovil e, adopted September 12, 188:2,
a ilofrnd highestfbidder, atthe Court-House do or of
the parish of Ascension, in the town of Donald
Saturday, April 28, 1883,
at 12 o'clock n., THE LEASE OF THE
WHARF, for the term of one year from the 1st
b ot May, 1883, to the 30th day of April, 1881.
Terms and Conditions:
The purchaser to furnish his twelve promise
sory notes, with good and solvent security, pay
able to the Treasurer at his office, at ah 'end of
each and every month; the purchaser ihall be
sides furnish bond, wi'th aodsecurity, in the
sum of five hundred dola, for the faithful
Performance of his duties, the sureties on notes
and bond to be accepted be' the Council.
A deposit of one hundred dollars willhbee~x
actd trom the purchase'f as prty for coats
in case of non -cmplane wits -b~ of sale,
The purchaser sof j
wharf inthorouh ea6r t
tariff to be re o d sofsale. Sele to
DAVID ISBAUL, Mayor.
St. Josph's ademy,
iAA open forther. rcptin of
Mtxerec in tear, gariasha
~~re nd afe~'th war. a 11. the pt
ronage offdat the ctiizens of Douxl ',avile. pt
JAMES CROWELL, Principal.