if not sooner sold at private sale,
was sold at private sale before the
second insertion of the advertisement.
ing at Lake
no>. — Lasi
of a large and
built by- Cept.
*fhos. Hansen, of onr village. Capt.
iHanscn had previously built here the
ecliooners Annie Hansen and Livonia
Perkins, and the steam teg Margaret ;
iincl bis skill ns a master builder is fully
-vindicated by the ves-sel launched on
ITuesday. Her dimensions are—length
of keel, 81 feet ; breadth of beam, 25
tfoefr, and depth of hold, 5% feet She
will carry eighty thousand feet of lum
SJ>er. The ceremony of launching was
witnessed by many spectators from the
«bore, ind by a large nnmber of the
'young people on board of the schooner
Stself, and the rémark was general that
ai prettier lanuch was never seen here
before. Misa Mollie Gray, at the mo*
anent the vessel glided into the water,
performed the -traditional ceremony of
•christening, by breaking a bottle of
wine on the schooner's bow, and imm
ing her " The Henrietta. ''
Immediately after the launch Capt
Hansen entertained his friends witli
refreshments, at his residence, on the
bank of the lake. Pie whole affair went
off pleasantly, and wetliont accident.
Town Council Proceedings.
Mosoar, February 7, 1876.
The Board met this 7th day of Feb
ruary, A. D. 1876, it being a regular |
Present—Wm. Meyer, Mayor ; C.J
Schindler, W. L Hutchins, J, W
Bryan, A. H. M<w», J. P. Geary, A1
On motion of W. L. Hutchins, the
inimités of last meeting were read and
Onmotion of A. H. Moss, Resolved.
'Thai a warrifilt issue to Jacob Ryan, in
the suui of seventy-five ($73) dollars, in
payment of his services as Assessor and
Tax Collector for the year ending De
cember ai, a. d. 1875.» mm
On motion of W. L. Hutchins, That
the account of M J. Host, -et, iu settle
ment with the corporation of Lake
Ch,tiles, for the year ending December
31, A. D. 1873, bo approved and ac
ceptwd. ;'i ' I
Oti motion of C Schindler, That the
time for the committee on streets, etc
to make their report, b. extended until
the next meeting of this Board.
On motion of W, L. Hutchins, That
a warrant issue to Wm. Meyer in pay
meut, of his accounts against the cor
poration, for sundry works done ou
calaboose, dog-pen, collars, etc.,
amounting to thirty eight dollars and
seventy-five cents (838 75.)
On motion of A. H. Moss, Resolved,
That a warrant issue to Jos. George for
his services as juror ou the juiy of in
quest held on the body of John Beal,
On .motion of Jas. P. Geary, Re
solved. That the tax Collector be re
S uited to give ton days' notice to all
eliuqnent license payers, for the yeat
187Ü, and previous years, and in ease of
non payment after due notice as above
required, the tax Collector »halt at once
proceed to collect according to law.
, On motion of Jas. W, Bryan, Re
solved, That a committee of three be
appointed to examine the act incorpo
rating the town of Lake Charles, and
report at the .nest meeting of this
Board, the necessary changes to be
made in said act of incorporation ;
which committee shall have the power
to secure legal advice if needed,
His Honor the Mayor, appointed
Messrs. 0. Schindler. J. W. Bryan and
W. L, Hntehins on
On motion of Jus. P. Ge«ry, it is
resolved, That the Mayor be added to
On snoti n of W. L, Hutchins,
the cutting ont and clearing
on Ryan street, from i
of Mr. Geo, Ryan to the Rail
i let out, under contract, to the
and that the Mayor be
aive the bids until
ing of this Body,
to accept or rej 1
J. d. :
Washington, Feb. 3.VThe Ap
proprjatioa Committee have re
duced the estimates for fortifiers
lions from $3,000,000 to $300,000.
IMPRISONMENT OF CnOOKBD WHISKY
CONVICTS*— AN INTERVIEW WITH
ONE OF THEM.
Louisville, Feb. 3.—The la
(liana whisky convicts from Id
diaoapoHs were placed in the Pen
itentiary here to-day. The pris
oners, previous to "their present
trouble, occupied high positions,
and were numbered among the
best citizens of Evuds ville. The
sentences read " for bard labor "
for their terms specified for viola
tion of the revenue laws.
A Courier-Journal reporter sue
ceeded in having a talk with the
prisoners- after they arrived at the
Albert McGriff was sitting on a
smoking lounge, bis face buried in
his bands, the picture of grief and
despair. The reporter touched him
lightly on the shoulder, when be
started and raised his bead. His
face looked careworn and hag
gard, and bis eyea were suffused
with tears. He is sixty years old
He said : " My God, to think that
I would ever come to a place like
this. It will kill me. My heart is
crushed now." He spoke in|
voice deep with emotion, and was
greatly agitated. He continned :|
" If it were not for my poor wife
and son, I believe I could stand
it ; but to thiuk of the disgrace
brought upon them is more than I
can beat, It will kill my wife. She
is sick now, and this will kill her.
But there is one consolation : She
knows I am Innocent of the charge.
I swear to you timt I am an inno
He said that his wife was fifty
eight years old, and that he had
been married thirty Tears.
McGriff was wolf known and
highly respected at Evansville,
being for seven years the city clerk
ol that place, and a leading mem
ber in tha Presbyterian Church.
He has the heart »disease, and it is
the general opinion among his
friends that he will not long sur
vive his imprisonment.
Jeffersonville, Iud., Feb. 3.-—
Striped convict suits were given
the whisky convicts, which they
put on, and which altered them so
much that they were scarcely re
cognizable when fully rigged ont.
They were taken to the house and
assigned their quarters and cots.
They will not at present have anv
work to do, as the convicts are all
The New Orleans Democrat be
gins to-day the publication of a
weekly edition at $3 per year. We
commend the Democrat to cur
readers who desire a reliable,
honest and si mon- pa re Democratic
journal.—-[Opelousas Confier, 5th.
4 CHROMOS FREE !
TA order to hrirodaçe t wlra g»«jfrbt
m, we will send
tor only CO cts.,
we will mail,
- " " «'The
Ï genuine oil
color«, that are
to fine oil paint
; of it—four fine ch/o
at literary paper six
. Make u
it, on trial,
. _.s of the Re
ef sud Parish, in the town of
La., on THURSDAY,
1876, at Id o'clock a. m., and
------ and there to deliberate and vote
upon tlie «abject matter of the petition
of said Be»}. F. Skatteck, Hr., to said
Court, praying to be permitted to sur
render few property to bis ertditors
and to take the oeaefit of
O place near
American horse, 15 hands high,
feet in bis right «ye ; good walker,
geatia in fewness, branded on left
shoulder about thus : ■ g „
Also stolen, with horse, a new sad
dle, small Texas Lee, with double
girths, and a new black leather bridle,
I wilt pay $50 to any one who will
give me information by which the thief
can be identified.
C. C. DUSON,
Sheriff of St. Landry.
jan 27, 1876.
g RED RICE !... .SEED RICE!
For sale by H. H. Weeden on Laea
sine, at 84 per barrel delivered at bis
residence, or $5 delivered at Lake
Charles. It is the best quality of white
rice, and raised by Mr. Weeden last
year (1875.) It can be relied on, and
the price is certainly reasonable. See
samples at the Echo office.
jan 27 , /. .
THE CHRISTIAN INDEX.
A large Eight-page Weekly. Organ
of she Baptist Denomination. Should
lie in every Baptist family in the land.
It, is (he paper onr children ought to
read. It is the paper for all who wonld
know the truth as it is In Jesus. Snb
scribe for it at once—induce your
friends and neighbors to do likewise.
If yon haven't the money, wtlwicrike
for the paper anyhow—your Pastor
will make the array gement for yon.
Send for specimen copies. The price
of the Index is 83 a year.
Address aH orders to » •*
JAB P. HARRISON k Co.,
Box 24, Atlanta, Ga,
Jan 20, 1876.
F ROM me on the night of January
3d. two u »te*, one dated May 31,
1875. for $123 93, drawing 10 per cent,
interest, signed H. G. Draw 4 C. S.
Betts Second note lor 883 80, with
two endorsements on the back—one
for 836 50, and the other for 88 80,
aiguod by C, S. Betts,
'fhe public is hereby notified not to
trade for the above described notes
Lake Charles, Jan 13,1876.
T HE undersigned respectfully an
nonnetw that she wiP re-open ber
school in Lake Chari®« for boys and
girls, next Monday, Jan. 10, 1876.
Board can be had from 8 to 12 dollars
Primary Department #1 50 per
Grammar Department $2 per month.
MRS. E. F. DADE.
January 6. 1876. '____
On Public Square aml Öoraor of Ward
J, 4 Alley,
Lake Charles, Louisiana.
ve acy et
who have at
and retail at
'sure and call
id at a distance,
17. 8. MAI
Leaves New Iberia Tuesdays,
at 6 a. x. ;
days at 8 p, m.
Lake Chari.»* Tuesds
* " 'ays at 6 a.
next days at 8
From Lake Charles to Henry
« 4. « Mfo*- 3fA,r . ' ; 7 50
" " " Venafiioarüle 10 00
•* " " Royrille......11 00
** " . « New Iberia.... IS 50
And the same rates from New Iberia
to Lake Charles. 50 lbs baggage al
lowed to each seat, 30 per cent, deduc
tion on round trip to either point.
Stag* Chnrics at Lake Cburip*, at J.
W. Bryan's store, ooruer Courthouse
H AVING perfected my Sawing Ma
chine, those interested are invited
to examine tee saute, previous to the
15th of October.
«The machine for enteng Shingle
Blocks, Saw-logs, Cord wood, etc., will
occupy a space of two feet square, and
weigh two hundred and thirty pounds,
will out a two-foot log through in five
The machine for Gutting down trees
and cutting up combined, will occupy
a space of four by five feet, and will
weigh teiee hundred and fifty pounds,
movable on wheels.
Communications by mail will he
Lake Charles, La., Sept. 16, 1875.
MALE AND FEMALE
The undersigned respect
fully announce# to the chi
lien« of Lake Charles and
vicinity tent h# will own his
first session of the Lake Charte«
Academy in the Masonic Building, on
Monday, the 30th of August.
All branches of a thorough English
etlncation will be taught, and especial
atteuricn given to the higher mathe
Lessons will he given in the lan
guage« if sufficient applications are
made to joatify tee formation of classes.
Board, from 88 to 812 per
Primary Department, $2 per moot)
Grammar Department, 82 50 pi
month. Payable monthly.
O. M. MARSH, Principal.
July 29, 1875—ly
LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA
Will to sera for tfeo nmptioa of »totest«
Aug*«* te, irr».
Tokio» ia Frwtk »ad Roflisb, Geography,
Hiatorv and teurer Bramfew of M&theo&tic«,
Privat« taaa aa a ia
9KBM.8 WORK, EMBROIDERY, STD.
Tsaas ; $3 M par noatfe, payaW« at it*
*a4 af th« roeo*h.
Apply at th« o*eo of Lo»ia tovtqao, Em(..
Dato Cbarloa, Lostriaaa. Av*. W, UÎ5
Par Sal®» Cheap
Or on term*, with go
will give all facilities
have some tree* from
year- old, at the dispo
era; I guarantee these trees 1
quality, tor Ü
Inst R ec ei ve d , and toe )
Lake Chari««, March 30, Tt-Ir
MRS. MART E. SWEENEY,
Between Pnjo St. and Public !
Laku Charles, Louisiana,
A fine assortment of
OeaUemen's White and <
on hand, as rood and as
be had anywhere.
Connected with the above wtabhah
meet I have also a fine and (tosh sup
which will be sold at 1
Brididl® a««t Harmes* Malta«*»
LAKE CHARIJKJ, HA.
S ADDLE Trees made to order, and
particular attention paid to repair
ing old Saddles and Harness. A liberal
share of the public patronage is re
iq*vtfully solicited. Priera to suit the
tlmra. June 17. 187 5—ly
BIG WOODS, LA.,
3 selling Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Crockery, and
many ether things too numerous to
SttBllMGHi MWU FvW OBturt.
My terms are cash d<
Quick mira and small ;
June 17, 1875—ly
D HU ö 8 TOBE
Wm. M Elf EH,
Lake Charles, La,
Billiard Table Connected with th«
" WILLIAM MEYBfi,
Laite Charles, La,
All wwrk done oa the most improved
styles. Satisfaction given or no charge
S CSABLBS, Ï.ODBSIANA,
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