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LAKE CHARLES, PARISH OP CALCASIEU, LA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1875. [NO. 23 -THE WEEKLY ECHO Published Every Thursday Morning, -AT-' fj AKE CHARLES, LA. Terms of Subscription. One copy. one year............$1 One copy, «ix months,............00 75 One copy, three months.........00 50 Single copies,................... 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 cents 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 whèn 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 creditewill be given for Advertising or Job work, except by special agree ment. . , 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 easieu. Feb. 3, 1872. -ly. GEORGE H. WELLS, Attorney at Law, Lake Charles , Calcasieu Parish, La. Practices in Calcasieu, St. Landry, Lafayette and Cameron Parishes, La. Feb. 15, 18G8.—ly, FRANCIS D. CHRETIEN, ATTORNEY AT LAW. [AVOCAT] LAKE CHARLES, LA. Practices in the parishes of Calcasieu, Cameron, Lafayette and St. Landry. aug2.-3nv V , P A. GALLAUGHER, ATTORNEY-AT LAW, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Will practice in this and adjoining arishes, And before the Supreme Court, t Opelousas. marl3 3m JOSEPH M. MOORE, TORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW. ice formerly occupied by the late r firm of Swayze & Moore and Moore I organ. OPELOUSAS, LA. II pract ice in the Courts of the 8th licial District. St Ootl9 ly J^E WIS & BÇ O., Attorneys-at-Law, OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA. THOMAS H. LEWIS, of the above ®, will regularly attend the Sessions the District Court of Calaasieu irish. 7 'ERREOL PERRODIN, Attorney-at-Law, Practice« in the Parishes of St. Lan y and Calcasieu. Office—At OPELOUSAS, LA. 7 S. D. R E A D, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Leesburg, Cameron Parish, LOUISIANA, • Offers his services in District and Paiish Courts, for Calcasieu and Came ten Parishes. jel3 ly Joel h7sandoz7 NOTARY PUBLIC P °U THE PARISH OF ST. LANDRY. , Office—Opelousas, La. fob 28 * 6 m' ■v 0 UR HOME JOURNAL AH D RURAL SOUTHLAND, No. 08 CAMP STREET, NEW ORLEANS. JAMES H. HUMMELL, Managing Editor and Pnbliriicr. Dr. n. A. SWASEV, Agricultural. R. C. KERR, Miscellaneous 4 D. DENNETT, Traveling and Industrial. Terms f»r 1875 — $2 50 per annum, 4 copies for $10, and 1 for getter up of the olub; 5 to 9 copies at $2 30 each, 10 to 19 copies at $2 20 each, 20 to 50 copies at $2 each, and one to the getter up of the club ; 15 cents postage additional mu t accompany eacb name. Cash in advance always. The names for a club need not all come from one poetoffice. N. A. LLAMBIAS. GEOBGE DOCKTEB LLAMBIAS & DOCKTER, COMMISSION' MER CHA NTS AND DEALERS IN Western and Northern Produce. No. 115 Old Levee St., NEW ORLEANS, Agents for S. P. Soule's celebrated CITY BEER. may 4 '72-y «AINES & REEF, 27 & 129 Common Street, NEW ORLEANS, Importers & Dealers in Earthenware, Hardware, Glass, Cutlery, Tin, Clocks, Plated Ware, Japan WaTe &c. &c. ASSORTED CRATES FOR COUNTRY TRADE AT,WAYS ON HAND. April 13th, 1872- ly. , ItlcSTEA & VALU13, IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN Forci» U & Domestic DRY GOODS, )8 Canal and 125 Common Street New Orleans. I April 13th, 1872. PERSEVERANCE RICE MILLS, Nos. 12 and U/Elysian Fields Street, Opposite the Ponchartrain Railroad Depot, Third District, New Orleans. • O 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 to meet any demand for receiving and forwarding RICE, centrally located to railroads, shipping, ferry and steamboat landings. We will guarantee our milling and yield, both as to quality and quantity, to be unsurpasséd by any rice mill in this State. Our "turn out" has 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: lo per pound, cleaned, fo for Nos. 1 and 2 bte " " No. 8 i|o " for polishing horse ..mill Rich No deviation on the above prices un der any circumstance«. Sacks furnished free of oharge. SIEWERD & KIP, Address, Lock Box 386, aug8yl New Orleans, La. Wallace & Co. IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE DEALERS IN DRY GOODS 11 and 13 Magazine st., and 79, 81, 88,85, 87 and 89 Common st. dec2l'72*ly New Orleans. For Sale, O NE HUNDRED POUNDS, or more of OLD. TXPE, whioh is useful for saw mill purp««**' such us boxing ma I • '______ ...a ...l.inl, wa nvill anil /ifenan. chinery.etc. . which we will sell cheap. pply at ' Apply at the Weekly Echo office. M. P. YOUNG. WILL CLEGG. JH. P, YOUNG & Co., VERMELIONVILLE, LA., APOTHECARIES, DRUGGISTS GROCERS. DEALERS IN PAINTS, OILS, WINDOW GLASS, SCHOOL BOOKS, STATIONERY, PERFUMERY, FANCY ARTICLES, ETC. ALSO, DEALERS IN FURNITURE, PURE LAMP OILS, AND GARDEN SEEDS. O HD E H S 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 selling the " EMPIRE " Piano for the pait few year* in all par« of the United S ate*, and to the entire satisfaction of all purchasers. The reasons for this are very simple— MRST— They are durable: this is the most essential quality. SECOND— They are Magnificent in Tone: rich, full, and especially noticeablo for their beautiful Singing Qua ity. THIRD— They are Reasonable in Price: not a cheap, poor. Piano, but well and carefully made in every part, and placed at auch a figure as can not fail to please all purchasers who desire a REALLY GOOD PIANO AT A LOW PRICE. FOURTH— They have very attractive and handsomely finished cases in v rions styles, suited to all tastes. All have carved legs, and every im. provement desirable in a modern Piano Forte ; in addition to which we have introduced the celebrated "AGRAFFE" attachment in each Piano Forte. TO THE PIANO TRADE. We can eommend the "EMPIBE" as being a most desirable and attractive instru ment to sell, its Low Price sod the quality of remaining in good order, make the "EMPIRE* Piano an espeoial favorite with dealer«. WM. A. POND & GO'S Parlor and Chapel Organs. These Organs, although bat a abort while before the public, have met with such hearty and unqualified approval that their sntire sue seas ia already secured. Great care hat been taken to oombine, in these instruments, beamy and volume of tone, with an attractive appear ance. The tone is as pipe-like as ean be ob tained in an instrument of this class. The soft stops are delicious for their purity and refine character, while the fall organ is grand and Imposing in its sonority After'elaborate preparation, we have jnst very beautiful eases for all completed new and very our styles, and are prepared to fill orders with The very best and handsomest Organ at the lowest prioe. /HP-LIBERAL TERMS TO AGENTS.*** Purchasers who are at a distance from any of our agents will receive price liste and eate logues upon application. Mann's New Method for the Piano Forte Is the latest and heat book fbr Elementary Ipstruetion. for this instrument. It combines the excellence« of all other works;, is systematic, progressive and pleasing. A gutat he p to both teacher and pupil. Price, $2 50. WM. A. POND fc CO. Established over Fifty Years. Keep constantly on band th.largest and most complete assortaient at American and Foreign Sheet Music, Rook* Instrumente, and Marient Merchandise of every description. Orders by mail will receive prompt and careful attention. Oerrespondenee with the Trade solicited. WM. A. POND A CO., 547 Broadway, Branch Store, SB Upio» «qnnre, N. Y. je 24 fim c, SCHINDLER, FASHIONABLE BOOT AND SHOE . r MAKER, AT REDUCED PRICER, LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA, All kinds nf Boot and Shoe work done with neatness and dispatch. janfi The New Era. There is much iû the outlook of the country to encourage the peo ple of Louisiana. In limited sec tions, the drouth has cut short the corn crop, but generally, the pros pect for a larger yield than we have had for many Tears, is very favdrable. Indeed, it begins to look as though the planters will not be requited next year to draw largely on the West for corn. It is gratifying to notice, too, the newly awakened interest, among the farming people, in stock rais ing. This important and wealth creating industry has not yet taken practical shape, bnt we believe it will, in a few years, assume large portions amongst ns. In Texas a large oat and wheal crop has been harvested, and oats from Texas are now selling for considerably less in this market thaD Western oats are quoted at in St. Louis. These are very important and encouraging facts. For when these States shall raise their own meat and grain, and manufacture their own flour, they will become the most powerful section of the American Union. For the cotton crop of 1873-4 alone the Southern States received $209,109,456. Bnt the larger portion of this immense sum bas been sent West to boy corn and pork, and North und East, to boy all the necessaries of life ; and little or nothing has been retained at home to improve oar lands and methods of agriculture, or to invest in manufactories and other wealth creating industries. When we shall produce the corn and pork we nee at home, a large proportion of the price of onr cot ton crop, as well as of onr sugar, rice and tobacco crops, will se main amongst us and the Sontb will then begin to recover its for mer prosperity and wealth. There is certainly a growing purpose on the part of the people of this coun try to accomplish this result, and it certainly will be accomplished. The current of public thought and effort once turned vigorously in the direction of practical and ben eficent ends, will not be likely to retrograde. The growth of cane and the manufacture of sugar, now scarcely thought of in estimates of the re sources of the South, is attracting the attention of far seeing men, and promises to increase the vaine of the exports ot Louisiana and Texas, in the course of a decade, to an enormous extent. The war in Cuba has largely decreased the sugar and molasses product of that island, and in the end will literally destroy it. Already more than one hundred magnificent su gar estates have been devastated and their mills and machinery re duced to ashes and destroyed. These ravages will never be re paired, and those acquainted with the results of free labor in the tropics folly comprehend that a peace which brings with it emanci pation, will be far more destruct ive and rapid in its work, than even the fiercest interneeine war. The cane growing regions of Louisiana and Texas are oapable of fully supplying the place of those of Cuba, whioh are being rapidly eliminated from the areas of production. Onr imports of sogar and raoilasses from Cuba have heretofore amounted to up wards of sixty-five millions of dol lars. The min of Cuba will not check the demand for a commodity which has become one of the neces saries of life, bat will transfer the seat pf its production to more fa vorable regions ; and so soon as the new era of prosperity is well began in the South, vast sums will be invested in the cultivation of onr cane lands and the manufac ture of sugar/ The Northern peo 5 le are a practical people, and we oubt not the value of the sugar regions of Louisiana, enhanced by the events now transpiring in Cuba, had a large influence in bringing so large a Northern sup port to the appropriation bill in the last Congress for the Louis iana levees. This, of coarse; is only a proba bility of the future ; yet it is well for the people of Louisiana, ruined as they are, and despondent as, we fear some of them are becom ing, to look »round them and esti mate the resources of their State, and endeavor to realize and ap preciate the magnitude of the work that is to be done by them, and the magnificent resnlts it promises if it is bravely and manfully car ried out. i Louisiana, as au important part of à section of the Union whose exportable vaines amount to over $300,000,000 anuually and may in a few years be double that amount; which contains within ita-borders, over ooe-tbird of the population of the whole country ; which requires but forty-four additional votes in the Electoral College to oontrol the government over both the East and West ; whioh has wise and pa triotic leaders; which embraces territory wide enough for a popu lation of a hundred and fifty mil lions ; which is traversed by tho Mississippi, and has thousands of miles of seaboard with great har bors and cities—Louisiana, wo say, as part of this magnificent re gion, can not be utterly crushed by bad government, nor much longer kept ander by vagabonds and negroes, and must necessarily participate in the renaissance Of the South. , . It may require years to fully , restore the wealth iniquitous gov ernment has destroyed; bue il looks as thoagh we had reached the lowest depth of our ruin, and that there is once more an upward tendency. Our people have but two objects to strive for at pres ent—one is, to make themselves independent of the corn cribs and hog pens of the West, and nie maun factories of the East, and the other is, by a combined and vig orous movement to root ont the miserable government that weighs upon us and drive the ignoramuses and thieves, who have so long domineered over the Stale, to their proper station in the community. [Shreveport Times. Seasonal)!« Hints About Roads* Daring the next two months, the people in the country will have leisure to do many things atxmt their farms, which had to be looted while they were pressed by the grass in the spring. But they should be particular to fix up their roads above all things. By united action, at this time, the highways loading from their farms to the market towns or shipping points could be thoroughly repaired and i put into such a condition that the heavy pressure upon them in the fall oould be met without damag ing them serionsly. . Bat this duty should not be thrust upon the shoulders of ' the farmers alone. The merchant and storekeeper in the villages and towns are as much interested as anybody can be in keeping the roads in a passable condition, for without ibis is the oase they would lose half their trade by its seeking places more easy of access. W® know full well that all this is in reality a duty wliieh belongs to the ' E arish governments ; but we also now that it is invariably neg lected by these officials. Bad and impassable roads, broken bridges, and other such obstacles, take from the farmer a large per «mat age of his honest earning* is get- ■> ting his crops to market. Haypll have to pay his money and not get a cent in return if he waits for the parish officials to act, so he had better take the matter- in hand, now that he has time.—[Co-Ope rative News. For sport go to Texas, have panthêrs there thirteen long and exceedingly vigorous J and if you have no »port, the beasts certainly will.