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LAKE CHARLES, PARISH OF CALCASIEU, LA., THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1876. [NO. 6 THE WEEKLY ECHO Published Every Thursday Morning, -AT LAKE CHARLES, LA. Terms of Subscription. fine copy, one year............$2 00 One copy, six months,........... 1 25 One copy, three months.........00 75 Single copies,................... I** Payable invariably in advance. ADVERTISING. Per Sqr.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 when 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 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. ___ L< >r iS 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 casieu. Feb. 3, 1872.—ly. GEORGE H. WELLS, Attorney at Law, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La. Practices in Calcasieu, *"■. Landry, Lafayette and Cameron Parishes, La. Feb. 15, 1868.—ly, Tji A. G A L LA UGHER, ATTORNEY-AT LAW, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Will practice in this and adjoining parishes, and before the Cupreine Court, at, Opelousas. mar 13 3m JOSEPH M. MOORE, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW. Office formerly occupied ,bv the late 1 iw firm of Swayze Sc Moore and Moore & Morgan. OPELOUSAS, LA. Will practice in the Courts of the 8th Judicial District. OctlS) ly JEW IS & BRO., Attorney s-at- Law, OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA'. THOMAS H. LEWIS, of the above firm, will regularly attend tue Sessions of the District Court of Calcasieu parish. 7 pERREOL PERRODIN, A r torney-at-Law, Practices in the Parishes of St. Lan ry and Calcasieu. Office—At OPELOUSAS, LA. 7 S. D. READ, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Leesburg, Cameron Parish, LOUISIANA, Offers his services in District and Parish Courts, for Calcasieu and Came ron Parishes. je!3 ly HO, FOR CALCASIEU PASS! THE HANDSOME, SWIFT running PROPELLER RAMOS will run regularly roim-woekly from lake Charles to Leeshnrg (Calcasieu Pass) ojurying the United States Mail. All Jown und up trips by daylight. A or ora mod at ions for eight passenger*. Excellent inducements to hunting and Ashing parties. a Fere for round trip (down and up), $8; down or up only. $5. Louves Lake Charles Mondays and Thurs days at Ha.s.i arrives at Leesburg same days. Leaves Leesburg Wednesdays and Saturdays at A a. it ; arrives at Lake Charles same days Schedule running time between both places twelvo hours ; actual running time, much l ss. THUS. R. REYNOLDS, Master. Private School. T HE undersigned respectfully an nounces that she wil' re-open her school in Lake diaries for boys and girls, next Monday, Jan. 10, 1876. Board can be had from 8 to 12 dollars per month. Trr.us : Primary Department $1 50 per month. Grammar Department $2 per month. MRS. E. F. DADE. January 6, 1876. THIS PAPER IS OS FILE W I T H m p Where Advertising Contracts can he GEO. A. PRINCE & CO. Organs & iVfelodeons. ïhe Oldest, Largest, and Most Perfect Manu factory in the United States, nearly 56,000 Now in use. No other Musical Instrument ever obtained the same popularity. ßScf Send for Price Lists. Address BUFFALO, N. Y. The fact of ours being the oldest and largest manu actnry in the United States, with nearly •if)(100 instruments nowin nse. is a sufficient gunrant e of our responsibility and the merits of our ii struraent*. GEO. A. PRINCE & CO. March 18, 1S78—6m N. A. LLAMBIAS. UEOIÎOE DOCKTEB LLAMBIAS & DOCKTER, COMMISSION MERCHANTS AND DEALERS IN Western and Northern Produce. JVo. 115. Old Levee St., NEW ORLEANS, Agents for S. P. Soule's celebrated CITY BEER. mny 4 '72-y «AINES & I5EL.F, 27 Si 129 Common Street, NEW ORLEANS, Importers & Dealers in Earthenware, Hardware, Glass, Cutlery, Tin, . Clocks, Plated Ware, Japan Ware «fcc. «fcc. ASSORTED CRATES FOR COUNTRY TRADE ALWAYS ON HAND. April 13th, 187*2- ly. McSTEA & VALUE, IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN Foreign «V Domestic DRY (GOODS, J8 Canal and 125 Cpmmon Street New Orleans. I April 13th, 1872. TOWN LOTS FOR SALK. JjUVE TOWN LOTS, SITUATED IN THE TOWN OF LAKE CHARLES, ELIGIBLE FOR BUILDING PURPOSES TtKMS BAST. Persons desirous of purchasing, can apply to S. A. rAIRCHILD. ' Niblett's Bluff, or to J. W. BRYAN. Lake Charles, La. rjHIOMAS II. FERREN Carpenter and Builder. LAKE CHARLES, LA Would respectfully announce to the public that he is prepared to take con tracts for all buildiug, repairing, etc., in his line, and will prnaranteo satisfac tion in all work tendered him. A share of the public patronage is respectfully solicited. Sept 21,1872-ly—July 15, '875. M. P. TOCNO. WILL «JLEOO. AI. P. YOUNG & Co., VERMILIONVILLE, LA., APOTIIEC A RIES, DRUGGISTS —AND GROCERS. 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 Laite Charles at our expense. March 21, 1374-n2yl Q SCHINDLER, FASHIONABLE BOOT AND SHOE MAKER, AT PEOUf'LD PItICI-S, • LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA, All kinds o f Bunt and Shoe work done with neatners and dispatch. janV FOR S iLE-^FOR SALE! TOWN LOTS FOR SALE. OUI TOWN LOTS SITUATED IN THE OU town of Lako 1 hartes, from fifty yards to ona h If mil« from »he Courthouse. Lots of various -ises an > prices. Supe'ior induce ment« to pnn hasers. . Al! ii-iwuu being desirous of purchasing < T renting, apply to f K E KIPB7, or GEO. H. WELLS, Agent, August 31. 2*72. ii form or II,D f ûL K mnmwm Müs Ne« Texas StateNews oklU MDVflg/f/i 'N A Public Intelligencer and Advo cate, replete with valuable and entertainin'; matter (hr reader« or ail elaaaett, of all parties, oral) nationalities, occupation*, pro ieaelou* and perauaaiou*. TKRKti OP SUBSUMPTION. DAILY (Morning and Evening)each..5 CIS. DAILY-r-Por Annum................91 % OO WEEKLY—Double Sheet—3 Month*, 1 OO " " *• 6 " 1 15 .. .. .. i a .* s oo " Ten Copie* .....12 ** 35 00 * Twenty Copie*. I » •* 40 00 Free of Postage to all part* of United SUtoa. Remit l>y draft, poatofUe« money order or regUte.-od letter. Address A. H. ME 1.0 & CO., Galveston, Texas. Telegraphic Brevities. Washington. Mexican Agitations. Special Telegram to the N. O. Times. Washington, April 3, 1876. The condition of affairs on the Mexican border is exciting grave fears about the result. A telegram was received this evening from a prominent Government official at Brownsville, who says that after a desperate fight Matamoros had been taken by the revolutionists, and that the National troops had been driven across the Rio Grande. United States troops are to be massed along the Texas f. ontier, and if necessary will cross over to check movements against Texas ranches. The movements of the revolutionists within the next few days will be watched with great anxiety. The Mexican question is very serions and may result ip a fight for the United States. it. Washington, April 4,1876. The condition of matters on the Mexicau frontier is hourly becom ing more grave. As soon as Gen eral Diaz had captured Mata moros, he gave notice to General Potter, commanding the United States troops, that the American gunboat must be removed from before that city because her pres ence was disagreeable to him. Advices received here to-day in dicate that the regular troops of the Mexican army are going over to the revolutionists in great num ber. Army officers, high in rank, privately express the opinion that a war between the United States and Mexico is imminent. r. To the Associated Pres»*. Washington, April 3.— Bright, of Tennessee, intends, if he can be recognised to-day, to propose a resolution committing the demo cratic party to the Pennsylvania democratic platform on the finan cial question. Washington, April 4.—The to tal coinage for the mouth is $5, 500,000 The Virginia Consoli dated Mining Company produced $3 000,000 in March. The Treasury Department re ceived $200,000 in dimes and $100,000 in quarters to-day. Baton Rouge, April 3.— At an election held here to-day, for Mayor, Administrator of Improve ments and two Conncilmen, the democratic ticket was elected by three hundred and forty-five ma jority. A large uurnber of colored tuen voted openly the democratic; ticket. From Mexico. The Navy Department has ad vices that the insurgents under Porfirio Diaz took possession of Matamoros with little opposition. Geu'l. Labarre with about twenty men escaped to Brownsville. Captaiu Johnson, commanding the Rio Bravo, can see no pros pect of the Mexican Government retaking Matamoros for some time, as its troops in that vicinity l ave either surrendered or joined the Iusurgeuts. France. London, April 3.—A Paris dis patch to the Times reports that the Government has sent a circu lar to tire Prefects cancelling the instructions issued by the l»de Minister Buffet, which granted the arbitrary power of uithrirawfig licenses from newspaper ageuts if they sold papers not approved by the authorities. Egypt. London, April 3.—A Times spe cial from Alexandria says the King of Abyssinia sent euvoys to Egypt asking for peace, but after wards made impossible demands for a treaty of commerce before the treaty of peace was signed and f.*r payment of the war expenses. The Egyptians are fortifying siroug positions commanding the passes. They will garrison these and withdraw the remainder of . their troopr* during the rainy sea son. It is suggested that neutral territory be former! to prevent fu ture collisions between Abyssinia and Egypt. It is reported Prince Tigre has revolted aud is march ing on Adowa, the capital of the State of Tigre. Many persons fa vor the idea of placing the late King Theodore's son on the throne of Abyssinia, under guarantees. Boston, April 3. —Orders were received from Secretary Bristow, directing that fnel, light aud water be cut off from public buildiugs, owing to the appropriations being exhausted. In the Postoffice, the engineers and employees in charge of the bni.ding, are discharged. The bail ling will probably be in total darkness to-night. The Cus tomhouse, Federal Courthouse and Marine Hospital are in the same condition. New York, April 3. —The Post master h;i8 received orders from Washington to cut down expenses owing to the appropiiation for warmiDg and heating buildings being exhausted. After to-night, the gas will be cut off, all night and work in the basement sus pended. The entire Postoffice ser vice will be crippled. The River and Harbor Rill gives James River $60,000, Rap pahannock $10,000, Norfolk $13, 000, Cape Fear River $180,000, Kanawha $300,000, North Missis sippi $100,000, Ship Channel, Gal veston Bay, $100,000, Dredging Cypress Bayou, Texas, $30,000, Improvement of Sabine Pass and Bay $60,000, Pass to Corrille Inlet to Matagorda Bay $40,000, Rock port aud Corpns Christi harbor $ 10 , 000 . Some Questions Answered. From the Chrfrti.it» index. . Editors Index -Query 1. Is is right for ministers of the Gospel to ilrink ar dent spirits as a beve*age, or "take a social glass with a friend ?" Qtury 2 Is it right for a deacon to become" so addicted to the moderate nse of iiq tors that yon can not get near euough to 8liuke hands with him with out inhaling the poisonous fumes of the fell destroyer? Query 3. Is is right for momlmrs of the church to take a social glass at a fushionabl«* bar. as yon know the idea prevails that one drink will do no harm to any one ? Enquirer. We arswer : 1. Ministers of the Gospel should be themselves ex amples to their flock, as well as teachers. Public opiuion, in and ont of the church, condemns such practices \ and while there is uo declaration in the New Testament Against " taking a social glass with a friend," there are roauy passages which very clearly define his duty on all snob subjects. It is not stated in the Scriptures, that the Apostles and early Christians had any habits of this churacter. If they conformed to the enstoms of those times they, doubtless, drank wiue at feasts aud weddings, un less they were members of some ti mperauoe society, of which, however, we have no distinct acconut. In tbeso times, and all times, Christian ministers should love so ardently their Lord nod Master, and the sonls of sinners and the peace of Zion, that if " a social glass with a friend " make a brother to offend, they should take no more social glasses while the world standelh, etc. I Cor. viii : 13. 2. It is not right. A dGhcon so addicted needs to be ** labored with '' in meekness and Christian charity. He is iu great danger, and has already caused grief to his brethren. 3. This is clearly wrong—Chris tians are ont of place when there for such a purpose. " By their fruits ye shall know them." Drink ing in a saloon by a professor of religion is bearing evil fruit* and leads to drunkenness aud all man uer of sins. The Grangers of the United States have $18,000,000 invested in their various enterprises.