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THE WEEKLY ECHO.
J, W. 1IRYAN......Proprietor. LAKK CHAKLK&. LA • TO^R» PAY.T~TAT?On8T 5. *?■> • AGF.KTS. V. L*«man ...............Mermontnn. K. A Fairthiw», ........NfMett'n Bluff. S. P. Hkakt, ........Cameron Finish. 8. MaioRavd ............ Merutèntau. We were <m Buj'on B<euf, in Avoyelles parish, a few day* ogo, and never saw finer looking erop» anywhere. St. Landry lies the honor of send ing to market the firat bale of tho growing crop of cotton in Louis iana. Bov. R. F. Fancher will attend A meeting of days at Shiloh church, near Sogar Town, com mencing on the Batnrday before the fourth Sabbath in August. Don't forget the Sheriff's sale«, commencing Saturday. They em brace sales of a great variety qf useful and ornamental goods, wares and merchandize. Read the no tice« of sales. • Washington Cary is in town, prepared to put down wells and water coolers, and to put up light ning rods. Specimens of his work, in all its branches, done last year, may be seen all over town. Those requiring his services shonld call on him at once, at the T^ake House, as hi* stay may be short. Adv. ' Hon. E. W. Holbrook, of Bra shear, collector of customs for the Tcche district, and lately Register of the U. 8. Land Office at New' Orleans, called on us recently, while on his way to Calcasieu Pass. He is an efficient officer, find has many friends in this sec tion. He reports mnguificeut crops in the Tecbe country. By yesterday's mail we received the mournful telegraphic intelli gence that ex-President Andrew Johnson died July 31st. The South has lost oue of its ablest champioDH find truest friends. Honor to his meinpry, nud peace to bis ashes. President Grant lias orderod all the public offices at Washington to be draped in mourning, und that the War and Navy Departments pay suitable honors to the memory of the de ceased statesman. We note in last week's Ope lousas Courier a long aud appar ently veiy interesting account of a Ute visit to oar parish, signed J. H. 8., which we presume are the iuitials of ttfltt veteran dem ocratic journalist, Joel H. 8andoz, formerly, and for many years, the able editor of the Courier. It is written in French, and we regret that our very imperfect knowledge of that language does not enable us to translate nor fully under stand, the communication. Will not the Courier favor its readers nud ours with a translation ? We will be pleased to copy it. The Opelousas Journal of last week baa not one line of editorial. " Which it is because " Jackson is knocking into pi divers and sun dry fat bucks in Calcasieu with his two hundred dollar Parker breech loader ; or at least be is trying to. We will know aoou. Hu bagged one bandied aud twenty-eight game birds with that gun in one day last year, mostly êcuUipox minor. This is the best day's shooting we ever heard of, but Jack so ti was too modest to men tion it in the Journal. We expect b» bear a " report " from one of our own Parker guns shortly. It is M going off " to Barne»' Creek thi» flack Auditor Clinton has resigned, his resignation to take effect next December. Governor Kellogg has Hccepted the resignation. It is but justice to acknowledge that Clin ton hns come ont of the ordeal of the Ute criminal and civil suits »gainst him with flying colors, find that a bos rd -'f experts, composed of 80 'no of the »blest and liest men in tho State, has recently exon* er-. ted 1dm fr* m the charge of offi ci,! iHHlfe-i'-HOCe. We would really iiko to know whether he resigned to esc»pc ft consciously deserved impeachment, or because ho knew that his enemies were powerful enough to effect an undeserved im peachment. The radicals in New Orleans- are getting to be a very unhappy family, and we wouldn't be a bit surprised to see some of them in the democratic camp be fore the -centennial anniversary. " Let them rave." "How can a Sinner Approach «öd r Mr. Editor: I saw in the Echo of the 17th June the above question ; ami also, your as surance and request. I therefore pro ceed to answer the question to the best of my ability, humbly imploring the assistance of Almighty God, who is too wise to make a mistake, and too good to err. 1st. To approacli God, we must be lieve that God is, that He exists, and that He is the rewarder of him who diligently seeks Him. He. Il— G. Thou sands l>elieve this and go to hell. God is willing to be approached. Ez. 33, 1!. He has therefore revealed to sinners, hnw they may approach Him, and find salvation. Aud as Moses lifled up tho serpent in the wilderness even so must the son of man be lifted np : That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that who soever believeth in Him shonld not perish, hut have everfustining life. For God sent His son into the world to con demn the world, but that the world t 1 -rough Him might be saved. John 3, 14-17. All this mit? tin believed by the pinner, and ynt ho may tx^it n gail'jr dis'nnce Iront G»d. Whitt mort I du I» l>o ««rod ? ip a question which wnt propounded by tho jailer to Pant and »Him, and recel t ed Mod'* owo »newer by tho mouth of tho inspired writer, believe on the Lord Jeane Christ and thou shall be saved. Acts IS, 30-:tl. Also AcU 13, 38-39. It is certainly a (dousing took to talk about the wny to Qod to an anxious soul, such ne I address In this short commnairat'on. The only way to approach God is through Jesus Christ, the saviour of the world, who will have all uten to be eavod and come to the knowledge of the truib. I Tim. 2, 4. For there ie one God, aud one mediator between God and men, tho man Christ Jesus. 1 Tim. 14. It it certainly the duly of overy man and woman who hears the gospel to believe that J#>tis Christ died for them, a» taught in the follow ng passages, which I hope all who me totere- ted will aeart-h up and read, John 3, 14— 17, 4, 42, M, 1, 29. 2 Cor. 5, 10-19. 1 John 2, 3,4,14. Mat-J8. II. I Tim. 4, I«, 3, 4, 6, ». Tit. 2,11. Hew. 2,9-10. Conditions of being bterd in prayer or ap proaeb te God. 1st. Ton matt come with all your heart. Jer. 3», 13-13. 24. Tew must come, be!loving Mat. 31, >2. 3d. You mutt eoma forgiving Mark 11, 25, Mat. IS, 23, 33. W< an you have consecrated yourself to God you will, I hope, believe, aud humbly pray, be disposed to luquite ills will, and as they did on the day ol Pentecost. Ask what will thou hare me to do? What shall we do? Or yon may he like the etiouch of eld, desire to go down in'o the water with s»me minister of the Cot pel. Thus take ap vour march far Heaven, be*!» • life of obedienoe to God and continu# until death, and you will reeelvo a crown or Ufa. Kov. 3, 10. And now I humbly pray, that God may make you happy in tho Lord, and ev*r lead yen by His unerring spirit, in tho piths of dory and purity while you live ; end in doath savo you, with aa evortastiog sal vation for Christ sake. Amen. M. ScAMonone*. Beaumont, Terns, July IS, 1873. Telegraphic Brevities. Washington. Washington, July 26—The fol lowing diopatobes have boon re ceived by tbe Secretary of the Navy : Navy Yard, Pensacola. July 26. To Hon. Secretary of tbe Navy, Washington, D. G.: Keep strang , ers away from here. Tho fever is raging at Barancas. Sixty-five cases—seven deaths. G. H. Cooper, Commandant. Navy Yard, Pensacola, July 26. To Hon. Secretary of tbe Navy, Washington, D. C.: Strict quaran tine npon Fort Barancas. No com munication except through our quarantine post. The command ing officer's wife is sick. His (the commanding officer's) duties pro viding for the »ick are arduous. The fever is of a very malignant type. Ladies and children of the post are nearly all down. Please inform the Secretary of War. G. H. Cooper, Comd't. Death of the Editor of the Gal * veston News. Galveston, July *26.—Willard Richardson, founder and editor-in ohief of the Galveston News, diod this morning. Death of the Vice President of the Western Union Telegraph Company. New York, Jnly 26.— George W. Mumford, Vice President of the Western Union Telegraph Company, died in Paris, after a brief illness. State Elections This Year. From the New Orleans Bulletin. Elections occur this year in sev enteen States, to wit : f Kentucky..........Monday, August 2 California.. .Wednesday, September 1 Arkansas.......Monday, September G Maine.........Monday, September 13 Iowa.............Tuesday, October 12 Ohio.............Tuesday, October 12 Virginia........Tuesday, November 2 Kansas........Tuesday, November 2 Maryland.......Tuesday, November 2 Massachusetts.. .Tuesday, November 2 Mississippi.....Tuesday, November 2 Minnesota......Tnesday, November 2 Missouri........Tnesday, November 2 New York.......Tnesday, November 2 Ne# Jersey____ Tuesday, November 2 Pennsylvania .. .Tnesday, November 2 Texas...........Tuesday, December 7 Iu Kentuckv a Governor is to be elected to succeed Preston H. Les lie, a full State ticket, and mem bers of the Legislature. The State is democratic by a majority of forty or fifty thousand. Caliiornia elects a Governor in place of Acting Governor Roinu lado Pacheco, Lieutenaut Gov ernor, whose term expires in De cember, aud who was elected on the ticket with Newton Booth, elected to the United States Sen ate. Three tickets are in the field, the democratic, republican and independent. California was a democratic State from 1852 to 1861 inclusive, since which time it has been chiefly republican. It elected a democratic Governor in 1867, democratic Supreme Judges iu 1869, and an independent Gov ernor in 1873. Newton Booth having been elected to tire Senate of the United States, his office is filled by the Lieutenaut Governor. The inde pendent party iu California seems to hold the bilance of power at this time. Lccal issues enter so largely into the canvass that it is uot easy to say whether the ma jority of ' the ; voters in California are now opposed to the Grant ad ministration qr not. Whether re publicans or democrats are in the ascendant there it is quite certain that the groat majority of the peo ple favor home rule, low revenue tariff aud a return to a specie measure of values. In Arkansas thore is to be the form of au «lection in which a democratic Legislature is to be chosen. Tho State is democratic by a majority io large that the op position has so hope nor chance. In Maiue the election is for Legislature, tire republicans in that body now haviug a majority of 54 on joint ballot- The repub lican majority in the State in 1874 was 11,397. Maine has, since 1854, , given uniform republican majori ties ranging from 3115 to 32,335. She polls more than 126,000 votes. Iowa elects a Governor, State ticket and Legislature. Total vote over 200,000. The State has-been uniformly republican since 1852 by majorities ranging from 2364 to 60,039 in 1872. Her last repub lican majority was 25,078. Repub licans in her Legislature have a majority of 16 on mint ballot. Her Congressional delegation is 8 re publicans to 1 opposition. Virginia eleots a Legislature. The present Legislature contains a Conservative majority on joint ballot of 90 votes. Her Congres sional delegation, chosen in 1874, is entirely democratic. Total vote iu 1874 was about 178,0001 Kansas elects a Legislature, which, as it now stands, has a re publican majority of 58 on joint ballot. In a total vote of 86,172 for Governor in 1874 there was a republican majority of 13,293. The State was admitted in 1859 and never gave n democratic majority Maryland will elect State officers and a Legislature. Her present Legislature has a democratic ma jority of 49 on joint ballot. Con gressional delegation all demo crats. Total vote iu 1874,128,880, with n democratic majority of 14, 126. The State has been uniformly democratic for the past nine years. In 1860 it gave Breckiuridge a ma jority of 4394. Massachusetts elects a Governor vice William Gaston, and a State Legislature, the present having a republican majority of 88 on joint ballot. Her Congressional delega tion is composed of five republi cans, four democrats aud two in dependent. She has given repub lican majorities for the past sev enteen elections, except in 1874, when a democrat was elected Gov ernor. Total vote in 1872, about 193,000. Republican majority at the last election for Congressmen, 1874, 6591. Mississippi elects a Legislature, the present giviug a republican majority of thirty ou joint ballot. In any fair election trie State will give an anti-radical majority. Minnesota elects State officers and Legislature. Since 1857 the State has given republican major ities ranging from four to twenty thousand. In the Legislature the republicans have a majority of three on joint ballot. Total vote in 1874, 94,107. The contest in this State will be close, with a fair prospect for the democrats. Missouri elects a Legislature. Her total vote in 1874 was 2(H, 660, when the democratic majority was 37,452. In the Legislature the democrats have a majoritv of sev enty-two on joint ballot. Congres sional delegation all demcrats. _ New Yoik elects a Legislature. The total vote for Governor in 1874 was 794.959, when Tilden's majority was 38,549 over all. In the present Legislature there is a democratic majority of 16 on joint ballot. The Congressional dele gation stands 18 democrats to 15 republicans.. New Jersey selects a Legisla ture iu place of the present, which has a democratic majority of 17 on joint ballot. The last vote of the State was 181,333, the democratic majority being 13,233. The Oou gressioual delegation stands five democrats to two republicans. Pennsylvania elects Governor, etc., and Legislature. At the Con gressional election iu 1874 the democratic majority was 19,540. In the present Legislature the democrats have a majority of sev eD on joiut ballot. The Congres sional delegation stands 17 dem ocrats to 10 republicans. Texas elects a democratic Legis lature by a vote of about two to one, having in the present Legis lature a majority of niuety demo crats on joint ballot. Ohio elects State officers and a Legislature. In 1874, Bell, dem ocrat, was elected Secretary of State by a majority of 17,202. Iu 1872, in a total vote of 448, 897, Allen's majority over the next highest candidate was 817, Stew art, prohibitionist, receiving 10,277 votes. In the Congressional elec tion of 1874, the democratic ma jbrity vjas 26,753. In the present Legislature the democratic major ity on joint ballot is 15. Grant's majority in 1872 was 34,268. Louisiana. Ouachita Telegraph, 16th : Mr. J. W. Scarborough, a planter of this parish, bas handed us a stalk of cotton bearing evidenoe of a new enemy to the cotton plant. Tbe cotton caterpillar eats, as is generally known, ODly the foliage. This stalk has limbs barked, as the squirrels bark a tree, and at all the intersections of limbs and branches a deep incision is made into the wood, while most of the leaves are left undisturbed. . The stalk, we are assured, is a fair specimen taken from thirty acres where the worms might be counted by the million. Mr. Scarborough says that tbe worms placed together greedily devour each other. They •re of n variety of colors and stripes—some black striped, some green, and others entirely «Lite. The thirty acres referred to, Mr. Scarborough tells ns, looks as if the cotton stalks had been limbed» with a frail. Two freedmen, farming in an other portion of the pariah, about four miles from tows, make a simi lar report- The cotton caterpillar never eats anything but cotton— will die first. Is this worm a new enemy? Or have these farmer» both the eottou and grass worm ? We should like to see specimens of these worms.—[Shreveport Times. Auction Sale of Schooner. B Y consent of tlie owners, and under their act of procuration I will self at public auction, to the highest bid der, at the Court Hotue in the-'town of Lake Charles, Calcasieu parish, La., oa Saturday. September 4,1875, between the hours of 11 a. m. and 2 f„ m. , the lumber Schooner " MARY LEE," with her sails, rigging, tackle, yawl boat, anchors, chains, and all other appurtenanoes, on the following terms and conditions, to wife: The purchaser will be required to pay one-tbird of tbe price of adjudica tion in cash on the day of sale ; one tliird thereof three months from the day of sale, and one third! thereof six months from the day of sale, and to execute his two promissory notes, each for one-third of the price of adjudica tion, payable to my order for the use of the owners of said' schooner, respect ively in three and six months as afore said, bearing eight per cent, per annum interest from maturity until paid, with at least one gooti and solvent surety in solid**. The proceeds of said sale will be ap plied by me; tinder said! procuration,, to the payment of the claims against said schooner and owners. All creditor«,, whose claims have not been presented to the captain of said schooner (Capt. Jack Nelson) are hereby notified to pre sent their claims to me, duly sworn to, or to George H. Wells, Esq., Attorney at law, at Lake Charles, La., at least three days before said day of sale. D. Hi LYONS,. Sheriff of Calcasieu parish, La. Lake Otaries, La., August 5, 1875.' NOTICE I S HEREBY GIVEN to all persons indebted to the estate of Ann R.Van,. deceased, by note or otherwise; to come forward and make payment or other arrangement, within twenty day» from this date. ALFRED MOSS. Adm'r. ' August. 5 ______________ DENTAL NOTICE. D R. P. M. LEE. (Dentist) having re turne i t > Lake Charles, offers his services to the public. Satisfaction guaranteed. Can be found at the Star Hotel. August 5 —3m To All Tax-Payers. TN CONFORMITY WITH AN ACT JL of the Legislature of the State of Louisiana, entitled "An Act to provide a revenue for the support of the State government of Louisiana, and the man ner of collecting the same, " approved. March 9, 1869, the undersigned wil assess the property ef the parish of Calcasieu, for one month, commencing from the 1st day of August, and ending on the 1st day of September, 1875, from 10 o'clock a. m. to 12 o'clock m., and from 2 o'clock v. m. to 4 o'clock r. m., of eaoh day, at the office of the Re corder of the parish of Calcasieu, in the town of Lake Charles. D. H. Lyons, Sheriff, \ John A'. Spenok, Recorder, v Calcasieu. Asa Ryan, Clerk, of ) LAKE CHARLES MALE AND FEMALE ACADEMY. a The undersigned respect fully announces to the citi j'j*» zens of Lake Charles and jhAJB vicinity that he will open hi» first session of the Lake Charles Academy in the Masonic Building, on Monday, the 30th of August. All brandies of » thorough English education will be taught, and especial attention given to the higher mathe matics. Lessons will be given in the lan guage« if sufficient applications aye made to justify the formation of classes. Board, from 68 to 612 per month. Trots: Primary Department, 62 per month. Grammar Department, 62 50 p6r month. Payable monthly. O. M. MARSH, Principal. Jnl y 29, 1875—ly_____________ THE N. O. BULLETIN, PAGE M. BAKER....................EDITOR. A Journal devoted to tbe defenoe of the inter est« and rights of the community. THE DAILY BULLETIN Is published Morning and Evening; Yearly subscription in advance, $13; Halt Yearly, $6; Quarterly, |8; Single copies, $ cents.