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I : I v * * di n. h * ! ■ VOL. VII.] LAKE CHARL ES, PARISH OF CALCASIEU, LA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1875. the weekly echo Published Every Thm'sday Morning, -AT LAKE CHARLES, LA. Terms of .Subscription. One copy, one year............$1 50 One copy, six months,.........'. .00 75 Ono copy, three months.........00 50 tingle coines,................... 05 Payable invariably in advance, ADVERTISING. • Per Sqv.are, (10 lines or less).....00 75 Every subsequent insertion......00 50 Announcement of candidates for office.....................$10 00 French $5 extra. Business Notices, 15 cenfs a line. Obituary Notices 10 cents a line. Advertisements sent in for publica tion, when there are no directions, will be inserted in English and French, and when time is not limited, will be con tinued until orders are received ; and charged accordingly. Liberal discount to those who adver tise by the year or quarter. No credit will be given for Advertising or Job work, except by special agree auent. Cards, stating merely the name, business and place of residence, with paper included, Twelve Dollars per annum. • LOUIS LEVEQUE, Attorney at Law. OFFICE. LAKE CHARLES, La. Will practice in all the Courts of the Eighth Judicial District, composed of the Parishes of St. Landry and Cal casieu. Feb. 3, 1872.—ly. GEORGE H. WELLS, Attorney at Law, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La. Practices in Calcasieu, P 1 .. Landry, Lafayette and Cameron Parishes, La. Feb. 15, 1858.—ly, * FRANCIS 1). CHRETIEN, ATTORNEY AT LAW. I AVOCAT] LAKE CHARLES, LA. Practices in the parishes of Calcasieu, Cameron, Lafayette and St. Landry. aug2-3m p A. GALLAUGMER, ATTORNEY-AT LAW, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Will practice in this and adjoining parishes, and before the Supreme Court, at Opelousas. marlS 3m MOORE, JOSEPH M. ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW Office formerly occupied by the late 1 uv firm of Sway/.e & Moore and Moore & Morgan. OPELQUSAS, LA. Will practice in the Courts of the 8th Judicial District. Ootl9 ly EWIS & BRO. Attorneys-at-Law, OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA. THOMAS H. LEWIS, of the above fi' in, will regularly attend tue Sessions °f the District Court of Calcasieu parish. 7 pERREOL PERRODIN, A r torney-at- Law, Practices in the Parishes of St. Lan dry and Calcasieu. Office—At OPELOUSAS, LA. 7 S. D. BEAD, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Leesburg, Cameron Parish, p Offers his servioes in District and Uansh Courts, for Calcasieu and Came ro « Parishes. je!3 ly LOUISIANA, OEL H. SANDOZ, notary public the PARISH QFST. LANDRY. Office—Opelousas, La. QUB HOME JOURNAL »URAL SOUTHLAND, No. G8 CAMP STREET, NEW ORLEANS. JAMES F!. HLMMKLL, Managing Editor ami Publisher, Dr. H. A. SWA REV, Agricultural. R. 0. K RRH, Miscellaneous D. DENNETT,.Traveling and Industrial. Terms F'Oi 1873—$2 50 per nnnum, . copie* lor $10, end 1 for getfer np of the club; 5 to 9 copies at $2 30 each, 10 to 19 topies at $2 28 ench, 20 to 50 copies at $2 each, and one to the getter np of the club ; 15 cents postage additional mu t accompany each name. Cash in advance always. The names for a club need not all come from one postoffice. N. A. LliAMBIAS. GEORGE DOCKTBB LLAMBIAS & DOCKTER, COMMISSION MERCHANTS AND DEALERS IN Western and Northern Producè. No. 115 Old Levee St. NEW ORLEANS, Agents for S. P. Soule's celebrated CITY BEER. may 4 '72-y GAOES RELF, 27 Si. 129 Common Street, NEW ORLEANS, Importers & Dealers ii Earthenware, Glass, Tin, Pitted Ware, Hardware, Cutlery, Clocks, Japan Ware <fcc. &c. ASSORTED CRATES FOR COUNTRY TRADE ALWAYS ON HAND. April 13th, 1872- ly. McSTEA <fc VALUE, IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN Foreign & Domestic DKY (GOODS )8 Canal and 125 Common Street New Orleans. [April 13th, 1872. in • PERSEVERANCE DICE MILLS.. Nos. 12 and 14 Eiysian Fields Street, Opposite the Ponchartrain Railroad Depot, Third District, New Orleans. 0' UR MILLS ARE SUBSTANTIAL LY built, expressly for the purpose of Rice Milling, with all the new im provements and appliances, with suffi cient warehouse capacity Mo meet any demand for icceiving and forwarding RICE, centrally located to railroads, shipping, ferry and steamboat landings. We will gumantee our milling and yield, both as to quality and quantity, to be unsurpassed by any rice mill in this State. Our "turn out" lias always been from 104 to 114 lbs. cleaned Rice to the bar rel of rough, which is about "twenty per cent. " over any mill in this city and country. We will pay particular attention to the separation of all lots of rough Rice received by us. Our charges for milling are as follows : lc per ponnd, cleaned, for Nos. 1 and 2 " " No. 3 '^c " for polishing horse will Rice No deviation on the above prices un dèn any circumstances. Sacks furnished free of charge. SIEWERD A KIP, Address, Lock Box 386, augBvl New Orleans, .La. Wallace & Co. IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE DEALERS IN DRY GOODS 11 and 13 Magazine st., and 79, 81, 83,85, 87 and 89 Common st. deo21'72»ly New Orleans. For Sale, O NE HUNDRED POUNDS or more ol OLD TYPE, which is useful for saw mill purposes, such as boxing ma chinery, etc. , whioh we will sell cheap. Apply at the Wrwki y Echo office. WILL CLEGG. n. P. YOUNG & Co., VEKMUIOOTIMJE, LA., A POTHEC AlUES, DRUGOISTS GROCERS. DEALERS IN PAINTS, OIL'S, WINDOW GLASS, N ♦ . > ! >i SCHOOL BOOKS, STATIONERY, PERFUMER FANCY ARTICLES, ETC ALSO, : .f DEALERS IN FURNITURE, PURE LAMP OILS, AND GARDEN SEEDS. ORDERS ATTENDED TO PROMPTLY. WHOLESALE and RETAIL LOWEST CASH PRICES! Orders for Drugs and small packages sent to Lake Charles at our expense. March 21, 1874-n2yl THE "EMPIRE" PIANO. We have been gelling the "EMPIRW' Piniio for the pnjt few years in all rarts ot the United S ates, and to the entire satisfaction of all purchasers. The reasons for this are very simple— FIRST— They are durable: this is tbo most essential quality. SECOND— -Jj h> They arc Magnificent in Tone: rich full, and especially noticeable for their bvaulilul Singing Qua ity. THIRD— They are Reasonable in Pri.-e : net a cheap, poor Piano, but well and earcfblly made in every part, and placed nt suob a figure as can not fail to please all purchasers who tlesiro a REALLY GOOD PIANO AT A LOW PRICE. FOURTH - They have very attractive und handsomely finished cases in v rions .styles, sailed to all tastes. All have carved legs, and every ini provcinent desirable in a modern Piano Forte : in addition to which wq have introduced the celebrated "AGRAFFE" attachment in each Piano Forte. TO THE PIANO TRADE. Wo can commend the "EMPIRE" ns being a mod desirable andattractire instru ment to sell, its Low Price add tue quality ol remaining in good order, luak; the "EMPIRE" Piano au especial favorite wife dealer». WM. A. POND K CO'S Parlor and Chapel Organs. These Organs, although bit a short while before the public, have met with such beany und unqualified approval that their entire auc cess is already secured. Great (are has been taken tooombipe, in these instruments, beamy and volume of tone, with an attnetive appear unco. The tune is us pipe-like as can bo ob tnined in an instrument of this cliss. The soft stops a<o delicious for thoir purity and refine oburncter, while the full organ is grand and imposing in its sonority. After ehiborate preparation, re have just completed new und very beautiful oases for all our styles, and are prepared to fill irdcra with The very best and handsomest Organ nt the lowest priue. LIBERAL TERMS TO AGENTS.-«as Purchasers who uro at a distance from uny of our agents will receivo pricelists und cata logues upon application. Mann's N ew Method for ths Piano Forte Js tbe Itteat and beat book fo* Elementary : Inatruotion lor thi- iuttrimeut. It combines the exuellencta of all other warns; is systematic, progressive nod posing. A groat be p to both . teacher and pupil. Price, S2 51. WM. A. POND fc GO. Established over .Fifty Years. Keep eouetantiy on baud tbe largest and laost complete assortment of American and Foreign Sheet Music, Books, Instruments, and Musioal Merchandise of every description. Orders by mad will receive prompt and careful attention. Correspondence with tbe Trade »olietted. WM. A. POND A CO., 54T Broadway, Brauch Store, 39 Union Square, N. Y. J«M 6m Q SCHINDLER, FASHIONABLE BOOT AND SHOE MAKER, AT REDUCED PRICKS, LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA, All kinds ef Boot and Shoe work done with neatuess and dispatch. jaa9 Our Orange Crop. From the New Orleans Times. Throughout the West the orange crop of Louisiana is beginning to attract marked attention. A lux ury heretofore beyond the means of a* majority in the humbler walks of life, is rapidly becoming familiar to ail, and yet ten times oar pres ent production weald not over stock the market. Herein as is the case with scores of other com modities, a redaction in the profits of the " middle man " will redenod to the advantage of both producer and consumer. If we are correctly informed, the orange crop is sold upon the trees at an average price never higher than ten dollurs a thousand. This snm, it is true, proves highly remunerative to the horticulturist;, but it is obvious, could the fruit reach its last pur chaser at anything approaching a fair margin of profit, the consump tion would be immeasureably in creased. With the prices actually paid the public are quite familiar Three cents and a third each in the height of the season is here considered a low price. The sum involved may be insignificant, but the dealer at these rates makes two and one-third times more money, than the planter who has 3 pt only invested his capital, but e voted a year's labor to the en terprise. When the frnit reaches second bands " who pay freight to the point of final disposition, another large addition is made to its price and the parched con sumer slakes bis thirst at a cost of from five to fifteen times its ori ginal value. As before hinted, one transaction is insignificant, but in a crop of 65,000 barrels or 16,250, 000 oranges, commanding a profit of $810,000 the issue is somewhat more important. There is wisdom in the maxim "large sales and small profits.' Experience has shown that by placing the neces sities of life within the means of all, the traffic is increased four fold. Ten years ago va* oysters at the stand commanded forty cents per dozeu. Au enterprising restauranteur reduced the price to thirty, or fifteen cents for six. Others followed his example and the business increased to an in credible cxteDt. • The " middle man," as at present constituted, is the vampire who feeds upon both parties iu this contract of life. For his defeat were the Grangers or ganized. Iu his overthrow will the country triumph ! As it is not for real but imagined necessities the world sutlers, it is the incidental, not the natural obstruction which retards our progress. End or a Court That Hr» Lasted a Thousand Years. An august and ancient tribunal —the most ancient and august of any save the *! High Court of Par liarnt'nfc "—virtually ceased to ex ist on Tuesday, July 6. Toe Couit of Queen's Bench, which repre sents a tribunal held before the King himself at least 1000 years ago, sat then ior the last time, and in all human probability will never sit again. It may not technically oease to exist until November, and until then it survives merely as au em rationw —an idea or conception of the mind ; but it will actually assomble no more. It held a sit ting ou Mouday for the purpose of giving judgments, and those judg ments will be its last, for, unless something unforeseen happens, it will never sit again. It is impossible (as Lord Cole ridge observed a year or so ago) to contemplate without a feeling of interest, and perhaps a passing pang of regret, the extinction ana passing away of so angust and an cient an institution. Even iu this oonntry, so tenacious in its tradi tions and institutions, and, most of all, in ita judicial institutions, the Queen's Bench, as it was courtly called, or. to use ita cor rect legal title, H the Court of the King before the King himself ''— " tvram ipso rege ''—was the most ancient of all, and far more an cient than Parliament itself ; for it can be traced back clearly in the substance of its nature and char acter and in the essence of its ju risdiction to the time of Alfred above ten centuries ago. It is a curious circumstance that, reckoning from tbe accession of Alfred in 871—the earliest date at which such a jurisdiction can be sbowD to bave exercised—to the year 1870, when the original of the Judicature act which abol ished it was introduced, just 1000 years should have elapsed. To Sir Alexander Cockburn, certainly in many respects not the least distin guished of the series, belongs the melancholy distinction of being tbe lost Lord Chief Jnstioe of Eng land. The jurisdiction of the Court, it is true, is preserved by the Judicature act, and is vested in a division of the High Court of Judicature. And its peculiar jurisdiction is vested in that divi sion exclusively. But as a Court —as that great Court which has existed ever since the Conquest as a distinct and separate tribunal, with that high and lofty jurisdic tion which could originally only be exercised by tbe King in person, and was so exercised by our sov ereigns ever since the time of Al fred, as the great Court of the King, inferior only to Parliament in greatness and in dignity—its history has closed. All its proud distinction and its lofty traditions expire and pass away and become as things of the past. It has, how ever, a great history, a history of teo ^centuries' duration, closely connected with the Constitution of the country through along succes sion of ages, and associated with a series of groat names and historic, often tragic, events ; and it wap not fitting that it should pass away forever without » word by way of memorial, and in some measure of regret.— fLondon Times, Jaly 7. Radical.— -If Democratic, or there is a solitary whig, or a hy brid, called " Conservative," in the State of Mississippi who will re fuse to vote for Democrats in op position to our carpet-bag and ne gro plunderers, we know precisely where that man is going, and we propose to let him go, whore he belongs. Tbe man who can find no better reason for snob cowardly and unpatriotic conduct, is a rad ical at heart, and only lacks the courage to range himself openly under the banner of our common enemies. If there is a single whig in Mississippi—not now in the camp of the enemy—who " hates the name and character of demoo racy '' more than he hates radical ism, its vile teachings, and its cor rupt practices, let him proclaim the fact like a man, and not go whining through the country, sug gesting falsehoods he lacKs the courage to otter, and, as Wiley P. Harris once said of a friend of his, " fly-blowing public sentiment." These men can only injure us while they profess to be the friends of our State and its people. The moment they throw off the mask they will be blasted by the frowns of an indignant aud outraged peo ple. They will take their places in the ranks of Jas. L. Alcorn and his squad of renegades, and will be heard of no more forever.—[Vicks burg Herald. E. Lloyd Posey, secoud son of Mr. John Posey, of Opelousas, was admitted to the bar by the Supreme Court at its recent ses sion at Monroe. Lloyd is a gradu ate ot Si Charles (College, Grand Coteau, and has been reading law and attending lectures in New Or leans for the past eighteen months or two years. We tender to onr young friend our sincere congratu lations, and predict for him a bril liant and honorable career.—[Ope lousas Courier. A Green Bay woman who weighs 380 pounds insists that she is " somebody's darling."