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Js . COSGROVE, Editor. The Welfare of the People is the Supreme Law. Tx,',i: VOL. I. NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA, JULY 4, 1874. .... ..... . •mm mm mn m mmm m mmmm m m •m mm mmmm mmm mmmm, m , mm • m | mm m m m MAILS. 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 51'. 11. 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. MAILS CLOSE At 6 A. 1. for New Orleans, Alexandria and Cloutierville. 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. Professional Cards, 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 Julie 3I-ly 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. Business Cards. M. . CARVER. R. 1W. TAYLOR. Carver cu Taylor Wholesale and Retail dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, IhARDWARE, 11001'S, SHOES, HATS, CROCKEiRYWARE, etc., etc. FRONT STREET, Natchitoches, La. 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. June '-ly J. A.. Duoournau, -DEALER IN FOREIGN & DOMESTIC DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, CLOTHING, BOOTS, SHOES and HATS. Corner of Front & Church Streets. Natchitochese, La. June 20-ly. 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, HA IS, CAPS, BOOTS, SHOES, and General MERCHANDISE. !j' Highest price paid for Cotton and otuer Country produce, in Cash or Mer chandise. June 20-ly. P. Veuleman. Washington Street, NArumOcrus, LA. RETAIL dealer in Fancy and Staple 11Groceries, CHOICE FLOUR, SUGAR, COFFE, RICE, HAMS, BACON, TOBACCO, WINES AND LIQOURS. 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, J)IY -001)8, GROCERIE'S, ITAIWARE, And General Merchandlise. Corner FuONT & LAF.\YR.1TE Street, NailcilocheS, La. ITIGIIEST casli price paid tfor cotton and 11 country produ I ce in cash or merchandise. June 20-ly. Willis h-olmes, Intersection Front, Washington & Lafayet to Sts Natchitoches, La. -DEALER IN DRY GOODS, Groceries, Hlardware, Crockery, MIats, Caps. Boots, Shoes and Notions. Special inducnntlnts ofilrced to ('ash purchasers. Cotton and co.1untry 'pro duce, both at highest Cash rates. June 211-ly. Beverly Tucker, Corner Front and St. Denis street, N,\A'CIIITIIC1.S, Lt. R ETAIL dealer in choice Family Groceries -- SU'GAR, COFFEE, WINES. LIQUORS, Cigars and Tobacco, &c. [r Cheaper than the Cheapest, June 2f06m. .Alex. Garzia, t (The People's Favorite Grocery.) KEEEPS constantly on hand CHOICE FLOUR, BACON, t LAII), HIAMS,. 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 -1)IE.AIlt IN DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, antd GENERAL MEIRCIIAN)ISIE. Cor. FRONT and ST. DENIS2 Streets, Natchitochles, La. June 20-ly. A d et s t ad r : tK DR . .$CALVES, (Corner Amulet and Second Streets,) NATCGIETOClIES, LA. L Lental operations warranted, and per A formed with the greatest care, and after March 20-9m. O. Shalreath, 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 Coo1JJng Stoves. Gutters, Pipes, Metalic roofing and all kinds of repairing, done with dispatch. A' liberal discount to country trade. Juno 20-1y. 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 such proceedings. "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 the property."4 "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 dam ldease." "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 chaps, replied: "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 palnm-leaf fan." .. -- -----.---- 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 -------4cC- --- .-· 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. Farm Column. 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 minutes. 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 crop. ... . - ~ -- ..._._ Grace is a modest girl andti refuses to wear low dresses. "'Mamma," she remarks to her nmlternal, "that in more than I can bare."