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VOL. VII.] LAKE CHARLES, PARISH OF CALCASIEU, LA., THURSDAÏ, SEPTEMBER 16, 187 5. [NO. 28 THE WEEKLY ECHO Published Every Thursday Morning, -AT I LAKH CHARLES, LA Terms of Subscription. «One copy, one year............$1 50 One copy, six months,...........00 One copy, three months.........00 50 t ingle 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 Trench $5 extra. Business Notices, 15 cen*s a line. Obituary Notices 10 pents 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 t ued uutil orders are received ; and irged 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 ment. Cards, stating merely the name, business and place of residence, with paper included, Twelve Dollars per annum. A, C. PIER PONT, F. A. GLASS, Wholesale Grocer, dl9 STRAND, GALVESTON. LOUIS LEVEQUE, Attorney at Law. ,t 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, 1'872.—ly. GEORGE H. WELLS, Attorney at Law, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La. Practices in Calcasieu, U. Landry, Lafayette and Cameron Parishes, La. Feb. 15, 1868.—ly, P A. GAL LAUGHER, ATTORNEY-AT LAW, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Will practice in this and adjoiiyng parishes, and before the Supreme Court, at Opelousas. marl3 3m JOSEPH M. MOORE, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW. Office formerly occupied by the late law firm of Swayze & Moore and Moore k Morgan. OPELOUSAS, LA. Will practice in the Courts of the 8th Judicial District. Octl9 ly J EWIS & BRO., Attorneys-at-Law, OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA. THOMAS H. LEWIS, of the above firm, will regularly attend the Sessions of the District Court of Calcasieu parish. 7 pËRREOL PERRODIN, A rtomey-at- Law, Practices in the Parishes of St. Lan dry and Calcasieu. Office—At OPELOUSAS, LA. 7 S. D. READ, ATTORNEYAT-LAW, Leesburg, Cameron Parish, LOUISIANA, Offers Jus services in District and Parish Courts, for Calcasieu and Came ron Pari^Uçfj, . je!3 ly JOEL H. SANDOZ, NOTARY PUBLIC FOR the PARISH OFST. LANDRY. Offieè— Opèlonsas, La. leb 28-6m s *' ' 50 50 05 75 50 00 will and and per 0 UR HOME JOURNAL RURAL SOUTHLAND, No. 68 CAMP STREET, NEW ORLEANS. JAMES H. HUMMELL, Managing Bfiitor an<l Publisher. Dr. fL A. SWA8EY, Agricultural. R. C. KERR. Miscellaneous D. DENNETT, Traveling and Industrial. Yebws for 1875 —$2 50 per annum, 4 copies lor $10, and 1 for getter up of the club; 5 to 9 copies at $2 30 euch, 10 to 19 copies at $2 20 each, 20 to 50 copies at $2 each, and one to the getter up of the clnb; 15 cents postage additional mu t accompany each name. Cash in advance always. The names for a club need not all come from one postofSco. N. A. LUAMBIAS. GEOBGE QOCKTEB LL AMR IAS & DOCKTER, COMMISSION MERCHANTS 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, Importer's & Dealers i Earthenware, Glass, Tin, ^Plated Ware, Hardware, Cutlery, Clocks, Japan Ware &c. &c. ASSORTED CRATES FOB COUNTRY TRADE ALWAYS ON HAND. April 13th, 1872- ly. McSTEA <fc VALUE, IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN Foreign & Roiiiestic DRY GOODS, )8 Canal and 125 Common Street New Orleans. [April 13th, 1872. PERSEVERANCE RICE MILLS Nos. 12 and 14 Elysian Riehls 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, centvally located to railroads, shipping, ferry and steamboat landings. We wiU guarantee our milling and yield, both as to quality and quantity, to be unsurpassed 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 dty 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 pound, cleaned, for Nos. 1 and 2 " " No. 3 i-ï'o " for polishing horse mill Rice No deviation on the above prices un der any circumstances. Sacks furnished free of charge. SIEWERD & KIP, Address, Lock Box 386, augSyl 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 Comm on st. dec2T72*ly New Orleans. For Sale, O NE HUNDRED POUNDS or more of OLD TYPE, which is useful for saw mill imposes, such as boxing ma chinery, etc. , which we will sell cheap. Apply a\ the Weekly Echo office. in as oar of Q 3f, P. YOUNG. TOit, CLEGG. M. P. YOUIG & Co., VERMILIONVILLE, LA., APOTHEC ARIES, DRUGGISTS —~AND—_ GUO CERS. DEALERS IN PAINTS, OILS, WINDOW GLASS, SCHOOL BOOKS, STATIONERY, perfumery; fancy *. ARTICLES, ETC. ALSO, DEALERS IN FURNITURE, PURE LAMP OILS, AND GARDEN SEEDS. ORDERS ATTENDED TO PROMPTLY. WHOLESALE and RETAIL AT THE 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 tbe past few years in all parts of 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 the most essential quality. SECOND— They are Magnificent in Tone: rich, full, and especially noticeable for their beautilul Singing Qqa ity. THIRD— They are Reasonable in Price : not a cheap, poor Piano, but well and carefully made in every part, and placed at such a figure as can not fail to please all purchasers who desire a REALLY GOOD PIANO AT A LOW PRICE. FOURTH— They bave very attractive and handsomely finished cases in v rious styles, suited to all tastes. All have carved legs, and every im prevement desirable ip 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 commend the "EMPIRE" as being a most desirable and attractive instru ment to s. II. its Low Price and the quality el remaining in good order, make the "EMPIRE 1 Piano an especial favorite with dealer». WM. A. POND & CO'S Parlor and Chapel Organs. These Organs, although but « short while betöre the public, have met with such hearty and unqualified approval t at their entire sue boss is already secured. Great care has been taken to combine, in these instruments, beau y and volume of tone, with an attractive appear once. The tone is as pipe-like as can be ob tained in an instrument of tbis class The soft stops a>e délirions for their purity and refine charaoter, while tbe fall organ is grand and imposing in its sonority. After elaborate preparation, we hare just completed new and very beautiful cases for all oar styles, and are prepared to fill orders with The very best aod handsomest Organ at the lowest price. JBST-LIBKRAL TERMS TO AGENTS.-«* Purchasers who are at a distance from sny of our agents will receive priee lists and cata logues open application. Mann's New Method for the Piano Forte Is the latest and beet book for Elementary Instruction for tbis instrument. It combines tbe excellences of all other works; is sys'ematie, progressive and pie stng. A groat her p to both teacher and pnpiL Price, S3 59. WM. A. POND A GO. Established over Fitly Years. Keep eonstantly on band the largest and most complete assortment ol American and Foreign Sheet Music, Books, Instruments, and Marital Merchandise of every description. Orders by mail nil) receive prompt and care'ul attention. Correspondence with the Trade solicited. WM. A. POND A CO., 547 Broadway, Branch Store, 39 Union Square, N. 4. jo24 6m Q SCHINDLER, FASHIONABLE BOOT AND SHOE MAKER, AT REDUCED PRICES, LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA, All kinds of Boot and Shoe Work done with neatners and dispatch. jantf at of Fri as for of as tle, to get son, ish up The 14th of September. From the New Orleans Sunday Delta. As long as sympaty exists for an oppressed people—as long as deeds of valor command tbe ad miration of mankind—as long as hatred of tyranny stirs the Mood and nerves the arm, so long will the glorions day, tbe anniversary of which is near at hand, be dear to the people of Louisiana. The precious blood pouted oat on that memorable day saved ns from be coming the victims of the most in fatuons government on the face of the earth. Had the myrmidons of the Graut-Kellogg usurpation overthrown our young braves on that day, not a vestige of liberty would have been left to the white citizens of this State. It is unfor tunately true that we have not as yet reaped tbe fall fruits of vic tory ; it is shamefully trujfi-that the usurper still holds the position to which he bas no better claim than sny vi lain might, backed with force, assert ; it is a mortification that still upon the soil reddeoed with the blood of our brothers, any of the vile brood who aimed to enslave us, are permitted to live ; but we have the satisfaction of knowing that their days are numbered, aud that in a few short months the representatives of the people, assembled at Washington, will come to our aid, and the men who have been the pliant tools of tyrants, and wbo have shown thdr willingness to destroy us that party rule might be perpetuated, will find they have ventured on a sea which will surely engulf them. The overthrow of the republi can party, the downfall of Grant, the death-blow to Cæsarism and centralization, was given on the glorious and ever to be remem bered 14tb day of September. AH honor to it ; everlasting ptens and crowns of unfading glory to the brave men who risked and lost their lives on that eventful day. When to love liberty and one's country is considered jsentimental ism ; when men are willing to sink the highest aspirations of their souls ior the hope of gain ; when to respect the dictates of pfudence, at tbe expense of honor, ceases to excite disgust, and when to live in degradation is thought to be more sweet than death iu tbe assertion of rights, which all virtuous minds holds dear, then and not until then will the 14th day of September cease to be honored and celebrated. An Incident New of tbe Battle of Orleans. LAFITTE S GUN FLINTS. Fri m the New Orleans Bulletin. Minor incidents surrounding great eveots are always received with pleasure, as in a measure de fining and making clearer their characteristics, and giving to us as it were a fuller, dearer defined oatline of those historic occur rences. The battle of New Orleans has for the people of onr city a most peculiar charm about it, and any thing looking to a clearing nway of tbe smoke of the past is relished as a bon bouche. One little incident we have never seen published ; A very few weeks before the bat tle, Com. Patterson and Lieut. Ross, of the United States navy, armed with the warrant of the United States Court sitting here, made a descent on Lafitte at his headquarters at Barataria, and captured several of his schooners and some sixty of his men, Lafitte himself managed to es cape, but afterwards, through the good offices of a friend, made known to Gov. Claiborne that a British officer had made overtures to him, and was endeavoring to get his (Lafitte s), assistance. As is known, he met Geo. Jack son, and he served under him. On December 23,1814. the Brit ish troops bad landed and moved up toward the city. Gen. Planche, commanding a corps of colored " m men, started down to meet them. Reaching, Fort St. Carlos, which stood where the Mint now is, at the corner of Esplanade and the levee, he halted his troops, and made tbe astounding discovery that although his men were well armed they had no flints to their guns. Men were sent in every di rection, but none could be found. In tbis situation Gen. Planche was naturally alarmed, but happily Lafitte came by where the Gen eral was standing, aud learning his wants, at once informed him that he need not bother about that. Hurrying over to one of the seized schooners, which was in charge of a keeper near the French Market, Lafitte went below deck and, with assistance, rolled up a large keg of choice flints. Breaking it open he passed along Planche's line, and with his own hands, dis tributed them to the men, and it turned out that Lafitte's flints saved the city. Watching One's Self. " When I was a boC' said an old man, " we had a schoolmaster who had an odd way of catching 4he idle boys. One day hë called out to us : * Boys, I must have closer attention to your books. The first one that sees another idle I want yon to inform me, and I will attend to tbe case/ " 'Ah !' thought I to myself, 'there is Joe Simmons, that I don't like. I'll watch him, and if I see him look off his books, Til teli.* " It was not long before I saw Joe look off' his book, and imme diately I informed tbe master." " 'Indeed !' said be, ' how did you know he was idle V " T saw him/ said I. , " 'Yon did ? And were yonr eyes on vonr book when yon saw him" "I was caught, and I never watched for idle boys again." If we are sufficiently watchfnl over our own conduct we shall have no time to find fault with the conduct of others.—[Ex. Tbe Second Ward Moving. From tbe New Orleans Sunday Deita. As will be seen by tbe following resolntions, the democrats of the Second Ward are wide awake. They have taken the initiative and we expect soon to see every ward in the city follow tbe example. At their meeting on Thursday night last, at the corner of Rampart and Delord streets, the following reso lutions were adopted : Whereas, the next Presidential campaign, involving a general elec tion, under the laws of this State, will be conducted under the aus E ieos of the democratic and repub can parties, and Whereas, the fusion consum mated at the last convention at Baton Rouge, has loft the demo cratic party without organization in Louisiana ; therefore 1. Resolved, That the demo cratic party be immediately reor ganized through a State Gonven tiou, to be held at New Orleans, on Monday, the 22d of November, 1875. 2. Resolved, That the co-opera tion of the people of other parties in tbis State is respectfully soli cited, and. that all persons opposed to radicalism (without reference to past political affiliations), are cor* diallv invited to respond to this call. 3. Resolved, That on-----day of-there shall be held in this parish an election for dele gates to said convention, on the 22d of November, as aforesaid. .. ........... .............—*------ Yesterday we overheard a voter from the rural districts say that ha " had voted every except the coustit,. mandments, but he let ! m he never did know mach about commandments anyhow,** [Whitehall Times.