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THE EOPLE'S Y INDIC ATO
Js . COSGROVE, Editor. The Welfare of the People is the Supreme Law. Tx,',i:
VOL. I. NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA, JULY 4, 1874.
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ARRIVALS AM)N DEPARTURES.
NEW ORLEANS, Red River Landing,
(1henryvillt Quarantico, Alexandria.
Cotile and Cloutierville, Daily, at
7 A. M.
8,111VEP'ORT, Keachie, Mansfield, Mar
thaville, and l'leasant Hill-Daily at
10 A. M.
NACOGD)OCIIES, Melrose, Chirino, San
Augustine, .Milami, Pendleton, S;aine
town, Many and Ft. Jesup---on Tues
day Thursday and Saturday, at
HOMER, Minden, Buckhorn, Ringgold,
(,onshatta and Campte--on Tues
day and Friday, at 5 P. MA,
WINNFIILD, Atlanta, Sutton and St.
Maunrice-on Tuceday and Friday,
at 9 A. U1.
At 6 A. 1. for New Orleans, Alexandria
At 9 A. M. for Shreveport, Keacli, Mans
field and Pleasant Hill.
At 6 P. M. for Nacogdoches, Texas, Mel
rose and San Augustin.
At 5 P. 1. for Honmer, La., Buckhlorn,
Conshatta and Canipte.
At 10 A. M. for Winfield, .&c.
Offille Hours-from 10 A. t. to 2 P. M.
and from 3 ' rM to 7 P M.
J. F. DEVAuRtGS, Post Master.
W. I. JACK. D. PIERSON.
Jacol de Pierson,
Attorneys and Counsclors at Lair,
" NATCHITOCHES, LA.
WTILLpractice in the Conrt. of Natchitoehes.
Sabine, IeSoto, Red River, Winl, Rapides,
and Grant, andll in the Supreme Court of the
.State. Claiiims prompitly attended to. 1
R. M. KEARNEY. M. J. CUNNINGIAM,
Kearney & Cunningham,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law,
Oico on St. Denis Street, .
.itlue 20--1y. Nathitooelhes. La.
Levy ct Pierson,
Attorneys and Counselors at La]w,
O(lice corner Second & Trudan streets,
.lunl 20-1,y Xatehitoehes, La.
M. . CARVER. R. 1W. TAYLOR.
Carver cu Taylor
Wholesale and Retail dealers in
Dry Goods, Groceries,
CROCKEiRYWARE, etc., etc.
A FRE arnd select stock of goods always
on hand, which having been purchased on
a cash basis enables us to offer extra induce
ents to cash buyers.
Highest cash price paid for cotton and other
produce, and liberal advances made in cash
or merchandinae on consignment.
J. A.. Duoournau,
FOREIGN & DOMESTIC
SHOES and HATS.
Corner of Front & Church Streets.
J. C. BICHlEL J. T. AILET.
Triohel cb AiLrey,
(Walmsley's Brick Building,)
Washington Street, Natchitoehes, La.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Dry Goods, Groceries,
and General MERCHANDISE.
!j' Highest price paid for Cotton and
otuer Country produce, in Cash or Mer
RETAIL dealer in Fancy and Staple
RICE, HAMS, BACON,
Also agent for the
BALSAMIQUE DES PYRENEES,
a Frencb tonic for invalids. Superior induco
mentlofered to dealers. June'20-On'.
C. A. IFLLAII. N. I. CAMII'P11E ,Li
Bullard & Campbell,
And General Merchandlise.
Corner FuONT & LAF.\YR.1TE Street,
ITIGIIEST casli price paid tfor cotton and
11 country produ I ce in cash or merchandise.
Intersection Front, Washington & Lafayet to Sts
DRY GOODS, Groceries,
Shoes and Notions.
Special inducnntlnts ofilrced to ('ash
purchasers. Cotton and co.1untry 'pro
duce, both at highest Cash rates.
Corner Front and St. Denis street,
R ETAIL dealer in choice Family Groceries
Cigars and Tobacco, &c.
[r Cheaper than the Cheapest,
.Alex. Garzia, t
(The People's Favorite Grocery.)
KEEEPS constantly on hand
And in tact a full line of fancy family sup
plies. Give hima a call. Satisthction guaran.
teed. June "--I-1y.
Theo. moh'uman, 1
Cor. FRONT and ST. DENIS2 Streets,
A d et s t ad r
DR . .$CALVES,
(Corner Amulet and Second Streets,)
L Lental operations warranted, and per
A formed with the greatest care, and after
r oot and Shoe Maker.
HALLENGE the world for natness
Sand durability of work. te Fatishion
in fit and material guaranteed
Theoc. ]el: aller,
Coper, Tin and Sheetron workers,
--DEALER IN -
Stoves, Tinwares and House Furnishing
Sole agent for the Unrivalled
Gutters, Pipes, Metalic roofing and all
kinds of repairing, done with dispatch.
A' liberal discount to country trade.
The Husband's Soliloquy.
Lovely woiman, sweet and humanu !
how her witching ways disarin us !
]ri.ght and witty-what a pity
Tha t her bills should so alarm us!
C'harming creature! how each featureo
Ligihts up with ecstlatic pleasuIres!
(Hlarmless passion) when I Dame Fashion t
Brings to view her latest treasures! t
Silk and laces hw heWer lace is
Radiant as the saunlight dan wing;
Eyes are glapeing, curls are dancing,
And her brow is like the morning!
Daily shopping--money dropping
Fast from white and dainty fingers;
Wants explicit-taste exquisite;
Now the ha ppy shopper lingers!
AIh! 'tis cruel when a jewel
Might light up sweet home afftroion,
Thus to sputtller, scoltd autdl flutter,
When yiti hints in that direction! 1
Woman tender who can render
Too miuch joy to nmatchl her beauty ?
How :lan drewses and caresses i
lIalf repay her love andll duty ?
Then, Dame Fashion, put the lash on,
Urge your steeds of daring mettle;
Lovely woma;n, sweet and human,
Mualt hare dress, and aue nhuts etlle !
What Came of a Matrimonial
Trade on the Suwanee. 1
INew York Sun Letter.! ]
As I came down stairs the other 1
morning I saw Capt. Frank Sams, a t
noted hunter, seated on the edge of l
the stoop, swinging his feet into a t
rosebush. "Look here," said he,
"you think you know something n
about Florida murders. The Lang 1
and Cochrane stories ain't a patch to
the beauties of the Suwanee country. 1
Out there they make a wholesale bu- I
siness of it. Some timne ago two men t
named Locklier and Munday lived t
near the month of the Suwanee river.
They .raised cattle for a living.
Locklier had an average looking wo
man for a wife, while Munday was a
widower with a mighty line daughter.
The two men got quite thick, and
used to cow drive together and eat
in each other's houses. After a tioe
Mundy took a fancy to Locklier's
wife, and Locklier took a fancy to
fMundy's daughter. So they struck
up a trade. After palavering around,
Mundy ofttered to give his daughter
for Locklier's wife and twenty head
of cattle. Locklier took him up
strait, and the bargain was made.
I asked the captain what kind of
girl the daughter was.
"Well," le replied, "I've heard she
was a plump little filly, about eighteen
years old. Locklier's wife was a lit
tie skinny, but she was a good driver
and worked well in harness with her
husband. The daughter never made
any objection to the bargain, and the I
witfe, like most of the women, was
glad of anything for a change. So
Miundy drove off the twenty head of
cattle and the old woman, amd Lock
lier shook hinmself down in the cabin
with the daughter. Things were all
snug. Well, in about two weeks
Locklier's wife got sick of it. She de
clared that her husband was bad
enough, but he was an angel along
side of Mundy. She went back home,
and swore that she wouldn't live
with Mundy any longer under any
circumstances. Then Munday came
up to Lockller's house and wanted
his daughter back. The daughter by
this time had fallen in love with
Locklier, and you couldn't have
driven her out of his cabin with a
pack of dogs. Locklier said she
shouldn' unless the old man drove
back the twenty head of cattle.
Mundy said he'd see Locklier in hell
before he brought back the cattle,
and threatened to shoot him if he
didn't turn over his daughter. Lock
lier told him to shoot and be dod
drotted. So they parted bad friends."
THE CART-WIIEEL IBATTERY.
I interrupted the Captain by ask
ing what the neighbors though of
"Well," he replied, "they didn't
have many neighbors. What they
did have were like themselves. They
looked upon the whole thing as a
bona fide bargain, and if one or the
other got cheated it was no outsider's
business. As I was saying, Mundy
declared war. He threw up a sort
of parallel around Locklier's house,
and bombarded it with a double-bar
reled shot-gun. All day long hlie laid
around the house, waiting for a shot.
Locklier was afraid to go out or even
show his face at the window. For
hours he would sit on a chair with
his old rifle across his knees and
watch the door. Whenever the latch
moved he would blaze away without
waiting to find out who was coming
in. Two or three times he came near
shooting his wife when she was out
after a pail of water. You see he
knew Mundy meant business, and he
wasn't going to let him get a twist on
him. Mundy skirmished around the
honseuntildark. Then lhe traveled
home and got a good night's sleep;
but by dayhght Locklier again found
him intrenched outside the door.
"This arrangement lasted several
days, and Locklier began to get tired
of his imprisonment. One night lihe
took a couple of stout cart wheels
standing near his cabin, boarded
them in on three sides with two-inch
plank, and when Mundy 'put in an h
appearance the next morning con
fronted him with this movable bat
tery. The tables were turned. The
old man had to fall back. Locklier
followed him up the road with his
battery, shelling him at every jump.
Mundy Was diiven into his head(hlulr
ter, and his atag ,nit to k t'o ' :'
of besieger. A dozer: L .!
changed hlr re eunu :w1n, ! ; ,
lockli ,r .- ' :.,-k to his house ,:n
der covetr f the battery. Before the
roosters stopped crowing he was again
moving the road toward Mundy's
house, shelling his way every few
rods, and driving the old man and
his shot-gun to cover.
TIIE 3100NLIGIIT TRAGEIY.
"Well, the war was kept up in this
way about a week, but at last it had
to come to au end. One bright moon.
light night Locklier thought lhe would
quietly wheel his battery up the road
and see if he couldn't catch Mundy
outside of his fortifications. So lie
laid his rifle before hunm, and set thet
wheels agoing. lie had shoved themi
about a quarter of a mile, and was
just turning a curve in the road when
he heard a scraping noise on his left.
Mundy had flanked him. By the
light of the moon he could see the
old man on his knees behind a fence,
shoving the bairels of his shotgun
between the rails and getting his
head down to take aim. Locklier
had no time to lose. lie snatched
his rifle and sighted it. They tired
together. Mundy fell dead with a
rifle bullet in his head, and Locklier
tunabled into his battery with eleven
buckshot in his breast. He lived
about four hours, and declared if he
hadn't been listening to the crickets
ihe would have seen Mundy before the 1
battery passed him. The wife and
daughter buried the two men, divided
the twenty head of cattle and got all
"De Pervisions, Josiar !"
A COUPLE OF DARKEYS EXPRESS THEIR
IDEAS ABOUT CIVIL RIl(GHliTS.
A sapient looking Fayetteville dar
key, oscillating between twenty and
twenty-fivei summners, overtook an old
negro on the street the other day, and
wedging him in a fence corner, pro
ceeded to acquaint him with all the
gorgeous provisions of the Civil
Rights bill. Young Africa imparted
to old Africa a fild of valuable in
formation, thusly :
"\Well, Uncle Billy, Sumner's swivel
rights bill has passed de Senate ob de
Uniited States widout a munrmtr."
"Is dat so, ,Josiar ?"
"Jess so, Uncle Billy. And say,
Uncle Billy, we colored pussons is
gwine to see whose pervisions is in de
pot. We are gwmne to be allowed to
ride free on de railroads, smoke in de
ladies car, and put our feet on de per
cussions oh de seats wheneber we
"Is dat so, Josiar ?"
"Jess so, Uncle Billy. And say,
Uncle Billy, we's gwine to be allowed
to stop at de hotels and set at the
head oh de table, and hab the big
gest slices ob de chickens, and lay
around in de parlor and spit on de
carpets, and make do lwhite trash
hustle demiselves and wait on us with
out grnmblin'; and wheneber de boss
of the concern shoves a bill at us,
we'll hab him sent to Washington
and obscured in de plenipotentiary,"
"Is (dat so, Josiar ?"
"Jess so, Uncle Billy. And say,
Uncle Billy, we's gwine to be allowed
to go to de white schools and set up
on do flatform wid de teacher and
learn gehography, triggermonometry,
gehominy, Latin, Dutch, Choctaw,
French, algeebray, rheumatics, de
rule of thrice and de dirrhea."
"Good G6d ! is dat so, Josiar ?"
"Jess so, Uncle Billy. And say,
Uncle Billy, we's gwine to be allowed
to be buried in italic coffins wid look
ing'glasses on top ob dem, and dey
will hab to carry us on a hearse to de
grabqyard and bury us on top ob de
white folks, so when de day ob resur
rection am arrived and do angel Ga
briel come tootin' along, he'll sing out
troo his trumpet, 'All you colored
gemmen rise fast !' And say, Uncle
Billy, de pervisions ob dat bill"
"What's dat you say 'bout pervi
sions0, Josiar 1"
"Well, Uncle Billy, as I was gwine
on to state, de pervisions ob dat bill."
"Stop right dar, Josiar. You say
dere's pervisions in dat bill ?"'
"Jess so, Uncle Billy. De pervi
sions ob de bill"
"Stop right dar, Jbosiar. Ef dere's
pervisious in dat bill, I want a sack
ob flour dis berry minuit. Dam de
smokin' in the ladies' ear, an' de
gehography, and de latin, an' de italic
coffiins! I want de pervisions, Jos
iar ! Dey's all dere is in de bill wuff
a dam cent!"
A girl not far from Iiolton, Kansas,
was at a dance last week, and when
asked to waltz with one of our city
"I can't dance those whirl-around
figures ; they alwhvays make me puke."
tails over the toilets of a recetnt hall
with the following result : ''iliss A-:
Dressed in sow colored more antinque I
a la pIoult de s+ie, with a pulfl' up i Ie
hind, corm 'wise. Miss 1---h: Stoff i
colored rose geraniuims tulle, with i
cross-eXed laceworl, in the lbak sant, *
joiniiing in a tuck oni the deconlet e'
vaist.-a a po1indour. Miss (-c : t
hoop la corsaige with buttons to mat (', :
fen tl, joie of liver-colored vvelvet oni 1
n;l n up ant ; nlld he la id- I
11s015 with i ' t -i', '. ,,'t 1i:'. l, "" iii
at it on the go'cd nide. Mips L -c;
Chignuo of hair with arrow-root fringe;
slirt of gamboge swiss, with a siilp-I
pery elmi rache a la Louis Quatorze.
Mrs. N'- : The most arc'hitectural
Costume in the roomt--pannier im
mnllse, Globe, Times, and Dispatcl---I
Vol an1 vent of pink ril)bon., zigzag7I
over the eccentric polonuaise, hairi'
chIevreaux de frise, with gamine rooster
couclhl;t. lrs. , - Black-and
tan o\verskirt and Pozzioli onwdler on.I
chPeeks', white, gloves cleaned a Itla'
b)enzine, nunlher twelve slipper andi
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The 1)anbury News man details the
incidents of his temporary sojourn on
the fourth day out. An elderly geli
tlenman u ith eye glasses had his sta'r º
board end to the intruder at the time, 1
busily engaged peering at the horizon E
fromn beneath one of the ifel,oats. It
struck him on the beam, and filled t
his (oat-tail pockets with salt water, t
'"Helen Blazes," said he, and steped i
down stairs to see her. The fearful
and continuous rolling of the vessel
was the cause of painful and ludicrouts
accident of course. The intellectual (
man, with long brown overcoat that I
touched his heels, and sharp, inquir
ing eye, that seemed to reach into
everything, was knocked off his feet t
by a wave, and, besi.es being dren- t
chited to the skin, was driven out of 1
sight by a little boat. Bailey enjoy- I
ed that trip better than he did. One r
of the stewards-a bald-headed gen
tlemnan-was "teetering" along the
leck with a plate of highly seasoned
beef in one hand a cup of hot tea In
the other, when a sudden lurch of the 1
vessel lifted hint into the air, and
drove, him with great violence against
the guards. The spiced beef and a
fork were never heard of again, but
the tea lie saved by catching it under
his collar. One lady was cut in the
head and one gentlemtan broke a num
ber of his legs, but was out again in
an hour eating a Welsh rabbit.
In our wanderings we have convers
ed with a large number of mechanics,
draymlen, clerks, professional men and
merchants, and troi all comne expres
sions of the necessity which at pre
sent exists for anu early and thorough
organtization of the white people of
this State for self-defense and preser
vation of their rights. This move
ient has been imade more popular
tlhan it otherwise would have been by
the aggressive demennor of the ne
gtoes within the ipast few months, andtl
is the direct effect of a policy their
leaders have instilled into the negro
mnass8's. In the street ear's, on tihe
sidew:alks, and in fact wherever one
is thrown in contact with them, can
Ibe set tllhat overbhearing manner
which hadl, to a certain degree, died
out two years ago.
What they imiagine can be gained
by su'h conduct; we are at a loss to
know, for those to whom they look'
forguidanuce must know that white
men do not readily forego privileges
enjoyed by themn for centuries. In
earnestness we say thiat, loolking at
the condition of affalirs in this State,
with a thoroughly equipped negro
militia, comrmanded by negroes, the
mtany responsiblle positions hIeld by
them and the enormous power placed
in their hands undler the acts of tihe
past corrupt Legislature, it behlooves
the white lpeople to place tlhemselves
under discipllinet in order that a con
flict of races be averted, atid if niot
averted, tlhat they be in a position to
protect their wives and children.
KEEPINo Orn)En.--0omebody in a
Georgian court "applauded,'" where.
upon the judge (we quote from the
GriTfin News) indignantly remarked:
"Now, dry that'up;I will letyou
know that this is nio camp meeting
for exuberating your enthusiasm,
this court shall be respected at the
17th commandment of the Constitu
tion; and if you open your flap-trap
or pat-a-pat with thlem number 14
brogans of yours again I will send
you to jail for thirty days, where you
will remain without the benefit of a
damnum obseque injurp."4
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The Texas papers are enthusiastic
over a large prospective emigration
from Kentucky and Virginia this
spring. It is said that some 12,000
acres oflandl have been purchased by
a colony of Kentuckians near J)ailas.
who perhaps will experiment in the
hemp culture. The introduction of
this staple into Texas will form another
link in the chain of prosperity she
is forgoing. Every possible intdustry
seems suited to the rich soil and ge
nial climate in our sister State.
Br.i, KrI:p t I'AYvs.- -.A ('lo , v. i
pr"perly managed, will eiet v,,:
give another cololny without illiniI
iself ; indleed, it is really ibet tel,
('7ste it exlitchanges in s;lnnin, t
old for a new qtcueen. 'Th'le eapitli ii
vested ill the hive is thlius dwhbi
every seasnl, giving one handted p,
'eht on the money, whether the- hi:
he worth live dollars or twelntV
ive. In average s.ea.sons, fromn thiirt
to tifty polltls of hoiey may be oh.
Mtined aiso fro'n both the old and new
.110, i, s. \W h,.,n Il., nlumber inere:s
it is preferred to have less intellase
rnid more surplus honey, they may lit
easily imanagedl to seemne that end.
)oes anything pay better than this
in almost every country village iu
the land, to say nothing of the cities,
honey is a high priced luxury, while
it the same time, rich honey harvests
ill around are unnappropriated. 'T'hi i
;houhl( not he. \Vhile we do not :ul
vise any one to go to bee keeping on
large scale unless sure they possess
tn aptitude for the business, we wouldt
orge every dweller in the counitry,
ind many in the towns and suIn lhs
t' the cities, to keep hees enongh to
I'urnish honey. Only one rule is nc
nssary to be observed to insure sue
'ess, whether you have few hives or
many. Keep every colony always
strong in numbers. When in this
conlitlon they are prepared to win
ter well, to rear brood to keep their
iumlbers good, and if adverse sea
ons come, wait, without injury un
til better times.
Awrlnclti. Ilor'.-10 pounlds
sugar; : pounds water; 40 grains
'ream Tarter; 10 drops Essence P'elp
permint; 3 pounds strained Hloney.
1st dissolve the sugar in the water,
Ind take off the scum ; then dissolve
tlie cream tarter in a little warm wa
ter, which you will add with sonic
little stirring-then add the honey
teat to a boiling point, stir for a few
FOR COLoIRD GODons TIAT "WON'T
WAsu.'-To set blue: Take one tea
spoonful of powdered sugar of lead,
pour on enough boiling water to dis
solve it, add this to one gallon luke
warm water, stir it lup, and take caio
that no sugar of lead settles around
the edges or bottom; put the fabric
in for half an hour, wring out and
dry before washing. To set green:
Use alum in same way, taking care
that the fabric does not lie upon the
bottom of the vessel, while it is soak
ing, as the alum is very apt to settle,
and if it comes in direct contact with
the fabric will injure it.
A FREQUEy'r TROUrIaE WITII KEI no
SENE LAMPS.-The light often is un-
satisfactory while all is apparently in
good order. It should be borne in
mind that, though the wick is but
very gradually burned, it is constant
ly becoming less able to conduct the
oil. )nuring several weeks some
quartsof oil are slowly fillered through
tih wick, which stops every particle
of dust or other matter that will with
utmost care lie in the best kinds of
oil. The result is that the wick,
though it is of sufficient length and
looks as ever, has its conducting pow
er greatly impaired, as its pores so to
speak, or the minute clhannuels by
which the oil reaches the place to be
burned, becomes gradually obstruct
ed. It is often economy to substi
tute a new wick for an old one, evel
if that be plenty long enough to serve
for some time to come.-Agriculturist.
A contemporary says: The exclu
sion of damp from brick-work has
long been an imlportant problem with
,builders. It is stated that one of the
most effective methods of accomplish
ing this object is the following:
Three-quarts of mottled soap are dig
solved in one gallon of boiling water,
and the hot solution spread steadily
with a flat brush over the outer sur
fiace of the brick-work, care taken
that it does not lather; this is allow
ed to dry for twenty-four hours, when
a, solution, formed of a quarter of a
pound of alum dissolved in two gal
lons of water is applied in a sinilar
manner over the coating of soap.
The soap and alum form an insolu
hle varnish, wlnch the rain is unable
to pienetrate, and this cause of damp
ness is thus said to be effectually re
moved. The operation should be per
formed in dry, settled weather.
Another miethod is to use eight
parts of linseed oil and on6 part of
sulpher, heated together to 2760 in
an iron vessel.
To REJtovE LICr vRO. SJisEEP.--A
correspondent of the New England
Farnmer says he keeps a trougliin his
pasture and once in about four weeks
he puts in it two or three polunds of
sulphur (he don't say for how many
sheep), and puts salt on top. He
knows it will clean sheep of ticks and
thinks it will oflice; besides he thinks
it healthful for the sheep, whether
affected with lice or ticks or not.
The great secret of success in farm
ing is to make upon the smallest pos
sible surface, the largest possible
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Grace is a modest girl andti refuses
to wear low dresses. "'Mamma," she
remarks to her nmlternal, "that in
more than I can bare."