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LA.KE CHARLES, PAR ISH OP CALCASIEU, LA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1876.
THE WEEKLY ECHO
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Attorney at Law.
OFFICE, LAKE CHARLES,
Will practice in all the Courts of the
Eighth Judicial District, composed of
the Parishes of St. Landry and Cal
Feb. 3, 1872.—ly.
GEORGE IT. WELLS,
Attorney at Law,jb, vd
Dde Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La.
Ena tiers in C ilcasieu, K Landry,
Lafnvette and Cameron Parishes, La.
Feb. ft«* 1838.-- V, __
JjTX^'GVLLA UG HER,
Lake CUarles, Louisiana,
Wi!l practice in this and adjoining
parishes, and before the Supreme Court,
at. Opelousas. inarl3 3m
JOSEPH M. MOOllE,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT
Office formerly occupied by the late
hw firm of Swayze A Moore and Moore
& Morgan. ' -
Will practice in the Court* of the 8th
judicial District. OctlO ly
J E W IS & BRO.,
THOMAS IL LEWIS, of the above
Ann, will regularly attend toe Sessions
of the District Court of
Practices in the parishes of St. Lan
dry and Calcasieu.
Office—At OPELOUSAS, LA. 7
S. D. READ,
Leesburg, Cameron Pariah,
Offers his services in District and
Parish Courts, for Calcasieu and Came
ron Parishes. I« 13
JOEL H. SANDOZ,
FOR THE PARISH OF ST. LANDRY,
Office— Opelousas, La.
E CHARLES, LOUISIANA.
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LLAMBIAS A DOCKTEK,
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Western and Northern Produce.
No. 116 Old Levee St.,
Agents for 8. P. Soule's celebrated
CITY BEER. may 4 "72-y
GAINES & RELF,
27 &. 129 Common Street,
new Orleans", , .
Importer's & Dealers ixi
ASSORTED CRATES FOR COUNTRY TRABE
* "*ALWAYS ON HAND.
April 13th, 1872 - ly. '
McSïEA & VAI-.S K,
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
foreign &> IloMBstic
D K Y G O O D S,
13 Canal and 125 Common Street
| April 13th, 1872.
TOWN LOTS FIB SALE.
TtIVK TOWN J^OTsTsITDATED IK THE
TOWN OF LAKE CHARLES,
ELIDIBLE FOR BUILDINU PURPOSES
• Persons desireus of purchasing, ran apply
to S. A. FAIRCHILD, -
or to J. W. BRYAN.
Lake Charles, La.
rpiioMAS B« FE8R0
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LAKE CHARLES, LA.
Wonld respectfully announce to the
public that he is prepared to take con
tracts for all building, repairing, ete.,
in his line, and will guarantee satisfac
tion in all work tendered'him.
A share of the public patronage is
Sept 21, 1872-ly—July 15, 875.
HO, FOR CALCASIEU PASS !
TUB HANDSOME, SWIFT
will run regularly rcml weekly from lak»
Charles to Leosburg (C.nlaa*i«u Pass) carrying
0m United States* Mai'. All down and nr
trios bv dayligh*. AerammudaHou» for eight
passenger«. Excellent inducements to burning
**Fanrio*round trip (down and up), 6*i dowa
° r Leav*« ï L»bi Charles Monday* and Tbnra
dnva at « a. n. ; arrives at Leesburg same days.
Lave* Leesburg Wednesdays and Saturday
at « a. u ! arrives at Lake Charta* MM»* d»y*
Schedule running time between both pU«*
twelve hour* ; aetual runnin| time, nruch 1 ss.
THOS. H. REYNOLDS, Master.
O NE HUNDRED FOUNDS oi- more
of OLD TYPE, which ia useful for
saw mill purposes, suoh as boxmg ma
chinevy.eto. > which.we wdl se,t oheap.
Apply at the Wekkly Echo office.
B. A. SALLES)
May U72 -1
M. F. YOUNG & €©.,
PAINTS. OILS, WINDOW GLASS,
SCHOOL BOOKS, STATIONERY,
DEALERSIN FURNITURE, PURE
LAMP OILS, AND GARDEN
ATTENDED to promptly.
• f di • %
WHOLESALE axd RETAIL
LOWEST CASH PRICES!
Orders for Drugs and small p«ck»ge*
sent to Lake Charles at our expense.
March 21, 187A-n2yl
FASHIONABLE BOOT AND SHOE
AT REDUCED I'KICKS,
LAKE CHARLES, LOniSlANA,
AH kinds 0 e R"Ot and Sbee w*rk doue wit!
nentners and bt.-patefa. j*n<t
FOR S » LE— FOR SALB!
TOWN LOTT" FOR ÇALE.
DH TOWN LOTS. SITUATED IN TUF
OU lowirn of L-yLo ç hagle*«, from fifty Tard*
I / ona b It mile from ine Çimrlbnuee. L»»t*
of varions nun* t» t price«. Superior induce
uieirt.s to purchasers, '« * :
AH p r,uis being desirous of purchasing • »
ranting api>!i to
K E. KIKff,
or UEO. 0. Hi
Ao-nri 31, 2S«1
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Public Lau#» In the South,
From the ». 0. Democrat.
On ibe fourteenth of Ust month
Mr. Morey, of Loaisioca, reported
from the Committee on tbe Public
Lands, with the recommendation
that it pass, a bill to repeat sec
tion 2303 of tbe Revised Btntutes
making restrictions in tbe disposi
tion of tbe public lands in tbe
States of Alabama, Mississippi,
Arkansas and Florida.
Tbe i «strictions n ferred to were
imposed by an act of Congress,
passed some ten years ago, which
provided that all of thé public
lands in tbe States named not
theretofore disposed of, should b©
reserved exclusively for homestead
purposes. This provision was
deemed to be necessary in order
to place these lauds beyond tbe
reach bf speculators and to enable
the poor freedom» to acquire
homesteads for themselves at a
mere nominal expense.
The object of tbe bill reported
by Mr. Morey was to remove tbe
restriction in question and to pet
pnblie lands m these Southern
States on an equal footing with
those of Western States, by throw
ing them open to pre-emption and
private entry— that is to say, by
enabling parties to pn. chase them
at the minimum Government price.
The bill gave rise to a very ani
mated debate. It was charged, on
the. one hand, that the old act had
entirely failed of its object, in that
speculators had employed irre
sponsible parties to go upon tho
public lands, make their prelimi
nary declaratory statements, and
remain there only long enough to
enable them to cat and carry
away the valuable timber. On the
other hand, it was »'barged by the
opponents of Mr. Morey's bill that
other speculators bad already pro
cured bats of all the valuable pub
lic lands in these States and were
ready to poanee down upon them
and " gobb'e ' them up so soon a«
the bill should pass, and thus
monopolise the whole area of
iauds available for hpnest settlers.
Ute latter view prevailed with ibe
House, and, as the debate pro
gressed, tbe sentiment against tbe
bill became so strong that it was
ordered to be recommitted to the
Tbe probabilities now are that
before long not only the public
lands of these Southern States, but
all of the public lauds in ibe coun
try, will be withdrawn from market
and reserved exclusively for home
steads—with the exception of tim
ber lands, which will be sold at
auction to the highest bidder, but
at not leas than their
A Horrible Lynching Affair.
A special to the Cincinnati
Gaxette says that Edwnrd Wil
liams, who, with Mrs. Heeling,
was arrested for the murder of the
latter's husband, was taken from
the jail at Barbonirsville, W. Va.,
and hanged by a mob.
.The jMrisoneiu were* assured by
the minister that sufficient evi
dence of guilt had been obtained,
and that the jail was surrounded
by a mob of oxcited people, bnt
both denied complicity in tho act,
a it hough tho miuister continued
praying and asking them to make
The mob fiually forced the keys
from the jailor, took Williams om
and placed him under a tree in tho
courthouse yard, where, with a
rope around his neck, standing on
a barrel, he made a confession,
expressing the hope that the crowd
might obtain God's forgiveiKSS for
their crime, as he had for his, and
declared be was happig started Id
Heaven. He died after fifteen
minutes of terrible agony.
Mrs. Heeling was then brought
out, and, placing her in front of
the dead msrderer, »crowd called
for her confession. Sha «aid W il
liams had been her paramour for
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and that Williams "^
Wednesday night, am assisting in
der. Bbe accused
tbe canse of the
begged pitifully for her life.
Though tbe feeling
strong against her, the crowd voted
unanimously for her
bat no man
aro,nnd her neck, a
turned to jail.
A BRIEF BUT 8UGOÜSTIYE LETTER.
Jaspe», Texas, Jan. 26,1876.
To Hie Editor of the Picayune :
As the radkals are having their
strongest footholds broken loose
in yonr State they are making a
desperate effort to get into power
in Texas. Men are going the
rounds agaiu organising thé ne
groes in order to bring out thssr
fail force at the polls to defeat tbe
new State constitution.
This const i n tioa which was
framed by tbe late con veution con
tains, it is true, many objectiona
ble features, but take it as a whole
it ia much more acceptable than
the one now in form. »
It will be carried in moat of the
Eastern counties of tbe State, bnt
it will fail in those counties where
the negroes are in the minority.
The radicals feel, that they are
loosing power in Texas. This is
evident by tbe fact that they have
not pat out a full ticket.'
They expect this campaign to
regain some of their lost oppor
tunities or be blasted forever in
their fondest hopes.
Tours truly, 1». L. LOQGINS.
The Rev, Dr. Ritchie, of Edin
burgh, though a very clever man,
sometimes met with hia match.
When examiiffng a'stndcnf as to
the classes fee had attended, 4»«
said, w Aid yon attended the dass
" How many sides bas a cii
" Two," said the student
" What are they?" "
" An inside aud an outside."
The Doctor them said : " And
you attended the philosophy class
" Well, you would hear lectures
Ôti various subjects. Did you ëv»ir
hear one on caoso and effect?"
" Yro." <
" Does an effect ever go before
" Give me an instance."
" A man wheeling a barrow.* „
The Doctor then sat down.
The State-House - In the Sen
ate the radical majority .seem de
termined to pass no reform meas
ure. The election bill is practi
ce lly shelved, a* it has been ro
fei.-ed to a committee, a majority
of whom are absent from the city.
The game is to orowd everything
at the end of the session and then
to compromise on a few reform
measures bv forcing the Conserva
tives to maintain the Returning
Board. Thin game is ''toothin'
and will hardly succeed,—[K. O.
dri». V»., is how in the [
oi Unanimity Dodge of Free and
Accepted Masons at Edeoton, N.
C., whither it was sent
war of 1812 for safe
of massive mahogany,
carved, and a fine
tique furniture. An
made to induce its <
allow this uieuiei
triou8 " man anr
placed ou es
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