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THE PEOPLE'S VINDICATOD.
PELLI & AREAUX, Publishers : The Welfare of the People is the Supreme Law. TEans, 3 per annu VOL. I. NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA, OCTOBER 3. 1874. N( Y M rA. ON. ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES. NEW ORLEANS, Red River Landing, Cheneyville Quarantico, Alexandria, Cotilo and Cloutierville, Daily, at 7 A. M. SIIREVEPORT, Keacle, Mansfield, Mor thaville, and Pleasant Hill-Daily at 10 A. M. NACOGDOCHES, Melrose, Chirino. San Augustine, Milam, Pendleton, Sabiue town, Many and Ft. Jeaup-on Tues day Thursday and Saturday, at 5 P. M. HOMER, Minden, Buckhorn, Ringgold, Coushatta ýud Campte-on Tuee day and Friday, at 5 P. M. WINNFIELD, Atlaunt, Sutton and St. Maurice-on Tuesday and Friday, at 9 A. M. , MAILS CLOSE At 6 A. M. for New .Orleans, Alexandria andCloutierville. At 9 A. M. for Shreveport Keachi, Mans field and ieasant lill. At 64P. M. for Nacogdocls, Texas, Mel rose and San Angustin. At 5 P. M. for Homer, La., Buckhorn, Conshatta and Campte. At 10 A. M. for Winnfield, &c. 80 Office Hoars-from 10 .. a. to 2 P. x. and from 3P M to7 P M. J. F. DaVAniAs, Post Master. Professional Cards. W. IL. .ACEL D. PIERSON. TaoI. ca 1Pierso~, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, NATCHITOCHES, LA. WtILL practice ia the Courts of Natehitches. VSabine. DeSoto, Red River, Winn, Rapides, and Grant, and in the Supreme Court of the State. Claims promptly attended to. June 29.-ly. R. M. KEARNEg. M. J. CUNNINGHAMI Kearney & Cunningham, Attorneys and Counselors at Law Oflice on St. Denis Street, June 20-ly. Natchitodcee. La. WTin. '3L. Ltery, Attorney and Counselor at Law oilice corner Second k Tradan streets, Ju:,, 20-ly Ny atchitochee, La. Business Cards. M. H. CARVER. R. W. TAYLOR. Oarwoverd Taylor Wholeusle and Retail dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, HARDWARE, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CROCKERY WARE, etc., etc. FRONT STREET, Ns Itoches, La. A FRESH and select stock o' goods always on hand, which having been purcbased on a cash basis enables us to oeer extra induce ments to cash buyers. Highest cash pricepaidfor cotton and other produce, and liberal saaaee made in cash or merchandise @onmsigament. June 2-l-y. r J. A. Duoounrnau, -D.AL3r m FOREIGN &, DOMESTIC DRY GOODS,, NOTIONS, CLOTHIIG, BOOTS, SHOES and HATS. Corner of .Front & Church Streets. Natchitpohes, La. June 20-1y. J. C. TRICUEL. J. . AIURT. Triohel td Airey, (Walnsley's Briek Building,) Washington Street, Nattaboehees, La. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Hers, CAPS, BOOTS SHOES, and General MERCHANDISE. r:~ ,ighest price gaid for Cotton and ,_: r country produce, in Cash or MNer Juu 2:0-1y. P. VTTe. ma21. Washington StrestS, NXACaOCUls, Lk. 1) iTAIL dealer in Fancy and Staple SI roceries, CHOICE FLOUR, SUGAR, COFF, RICE, `[AMS, BACON, TOBACCO, WINES LIQOUBS. Also agrnt for the B. LSAMIQUE DES P1NEES, a resah teale fee tnallas. Beerer Mdlnee antered tadealers. Teael.- m. C. A. BULLARD. N. . CAMPBUELL Bullard & Campbell, -DEALERS IN-' DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, HARDWARE, And General Merchandise. Corner FRONT & LAFAThF.Tr Street, 7 N'atctitodes, La. 1 fIGHEST cash price aid for cotton and 1 i country produce in cash or merchandise.I June 20-I y. 'WT.114a IE olmaes, Intersection Front, Washington & Lafayette Ste Natchitoches, La. -DEALER IN DRY GOODS, Groceries, Hardware, Crockery, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes and Notions. Special inducements offered to Cash purchasers. Cotton and country pro duce, both at highest Cash rates. June.20-1y. DBeverly Titol .er, Corner Front and St. Denis street, TATCHITOCHIES La. TAIL dealer in choice Family Groceries 1SUGAR, COFFEE, WVINES, LIQUORS, Cigars and Tobacco, &c. o Cheaper than the Cheapest, June 206m. Ale.. O-armia, (The People's Favorite Grocery.) KEEEPS conLtantly on hand CHOICE FLOUR, BACON, LARD, IHAMS. And in fact a full line of fancy family sup plies. Give him a call. Satisfaction guaran' teed. Juno !I-Iy. Theo. Aohumsarp -DEALER IN DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, and GENERAL MERCHANDISE. Cor. FRONT and ST. DENIS Streets, Natchitoechs, La. June 20-ly. .i qI2 ZIaci;c8 s ý ýb' N, spa~r rl /3r~ Ds. 1. sCALVES, Surgeon Dentist,. (Corner Amulet and Second Streets,) NATCrITocr~ES, LA. LLo tedtaloperations warranted, and per ormed with the greatest care, and after latest and moeet approved method. March 98--9m. O. Shatath, Boot and ShoetMaker. C HALLENGES the world for neatness and durability of work. Satisfaction in fit and material guaranteed Shop on St. Denis St. June 9Z0-1y. '1heo. E'a21er, Caper, Tin a sheaot iroa weaker. -DMALUI1 IN + Stoeve, flwarm sad Ilase Fournlshl GOOD S, , Washington 8S.,.......Yetctot., L.. Sole agent for the Unrivalled BUCK's BRILLIANT' Co**OrUzg 5s p g as Gutters, Plpes Metalo roofig and all kinds of repairing, done with dispatch. A liberal dicount to country trade. June 20.1y. ADDRESS OF THE of People of the Parish of Natchi- ju toohes, to their Fellow-Citi- ti zens of the State and in Union. s1 In common with their Fellow-citi- ei zens throughout the State, the peo- ti ple of the Parish of Natchitoches have T borne the evils of bad government di and usurpation of authority, until p their rights of pe.rson and property, fi and all their franchises have been th trampled upon, their substantial in- tl terests become the prey of official al plunderers sustained and protected U by venal, corrupt and ignorant judges, to who have prostituted courts efjius- T tice in order to perpetuate partisan ti rule and private schemes at the sac- W rifice of legal and equitable rights, at their Parochial affairs confided to the ei control of unlettered tools of unscrn- :1 pnlous persons, until taxation has be come insupportable and poverty is di at their doors. False statements 0l have been made and incendiary ap- it peals to passion and prejudice in- p dulged in, by these bad men, for the g purpose of arraying, in hostility, one g class of our population against an- v other, in order to sustain these out- a rages, at the expense of peace and r; prosperity. h Preferring to bear these evils pa- t. tiently, rather than resort to violence c and forcible retistance to those who ti bore even the semblance of legal an- si thority, while, in truth, they were tl but usurpers and the creatures of n usupatiou, they submitted to their a wrongs, until continued forbearance o would have resulted in a virtual o abandonment of every right of free- o men and submission to base and ty- a rannous oppression. With the courts practically closed p to legal redress, on account of judi- a cial positions being filled by corrupt g men, the ballot futile, by reason of t the acts of corrupt and irresponsible o Supervisors and Returning Boards, g whose powers are absolute and the lI measure of whose fitness is loy- t alty to party and faction, yield t ing to the natural instincts of a self preservation and animated by a sense of duty to themselves and their families, the people of Natchitoches, regardless of past political ties and associations, com prising the representatives of pro perty, intelligence and honesty, op posed to fraud and corruption, and acting in the interest of outraged public opinion- and violated rights, assembled in Mass Meeting; peacea bly, and demanded the resignation of the offices held by these bad men whose acts disgraced their official positions. This demand was, in most instances, complied with without de lay or hesitation and where not com plied with, the incumbents stealthily left the parish and still remain ab sent, their cowardly consciences caus ing them to flee from imaginary dan ger, while at a distance they vilely misrepresent the people whom they bare plundered and abused, basely drawing salaries which they do not earn, and riotusly living upon the wages of their own iniquity. Not only believing, but knowing, that, the parish officers of Natchito ches, voted for on the Fusion ticket, were legally elected in 1872, and' these ofi8cers being, then, as now, the Schoice of a lage majority of the peo pie, they ha~e been installed ainto their respective positions by the act and at the hahds of the people, and that people hold, that, it is the solemn duty of the ofcers so installed to re tain their posi ions and exercise their official functons; and should the usurping 8taf dynasty, called the r Kellogg gover meut attempt to oust them by forcei they owe it to those who tave el cted them and to the purity and santity of the ballot box, to resist the oCinions of the usurper to the bitter ed. Among the iany instances of total a disregard of lar and of a fixed deter n mination to persist in his aggressions upon the right4 of this people, they cite the followibg acts of the usurper Kellogg, whichi directly tend to the subversion of gd government and to the perpetntion of his arbitrary usurpation. By the act of his own Legislature, which receives his ap proval and signature, the 17th Ju ish is situated) was established, and by his own appointment a corrupt and prostitute Judge and an incompetent District Attorney were placed in b8fee in that District; these men have left their posts, un able to face the scorn and indignation of an injured people, and although the very law, creating this district, requir ed, that, an election for thee officers .should be ordered by the Governor 'and should be held at the approach , ing general election in November, 1874, he has ignored this plain pro vision of the law, withheld the order a which he is required to issue, thus clearly evineing his determination to Sforce,upon she District the miser.ble creatures of his appointment. Again : The law requires that the members of the Police Juries, which bodies control all Parochial affairs in m the several Parishes, shonld be eleqted all by the people of the Parishes at each biennial general election, yet he has also ignored that legal requirement and wtbbeld the call for the election of these officers, thus foreshadowing his policy of doing in the futureas he has done in the past: foisting upon the Parishes corrupt and ignorant de men, the miserable tools of his local to satellites and petty leaders, to Expressions of loyalty to the Fed- C( eral government are so commnon that ei; they have become tame and trite. ii The people of this Parish do not wl deem it necessary to indulge in loud at protestations of their loyalty. Ever tit since the surrender at Appomatox they have demonstrated by their acts el their allegiance to the Constitution ti and their obedience to the laws of the at United States and they have manifes-. ted none other than loyal feelings w They certainly have no desire to array SI themselves against the Union or to eC Wage war against it; but, they pos- w seas, under the Constitution and laws, tl1 equlid rights with the citizens of of Maine, Ohio, or any other State. ni In the exercise of these rights, they ni deny the legal power of the President PI of the United States to interfere by ti, military force, in the State or its tip parishes, to overthrow a rightful nI government or deny the right of self bi government, and should he in plain violation of, or indifference to, firnd- thi ameital law, interfere, by such milita te ry power, the question becomes no fo longer local but of National impor. til tance, as being subversive of the prin-. g ciples contained in the great declara- w tion of rights, which nearly a century di since gave birth to this Nation, and ec this people will only yield to over- C whelhing Federal force, and they B appeal to their countrymen through- re out the whole Union, in the name 1 of their virtue and intelligence, hi of their veneration of that Declar- ma ation of American Independence a whose centenni~l anniversary they are el preparing to celebrate with imperial b splendor, of their memory of those t grand men who pledged "their lives, G their fortunes and their sacred hon- h ors" to give then the right of self o government, to come to our help and a by all moral means aid us in vindica- a ting the purity of the ballot, the sanc- al tity of the Judiciary, and the cause ii of honesty and justice. ii L. N. LANE, a E. W. RAWLE, d M. H. CARVER, WILLIS HOLMES, P. A. MORSE. E, V. DEBLIEUX, J. W. BUTLER, N. D. CALIHOU. t W. E. RUSSELL, a C. F. DRANGOUET, C 8. M. HIYAxs, t J. II. COSGROVE, t Wi. M. LEVY, t 1 I). PIEIsoN, t t F. W. AIREY, I L. A. DEnLIEUX, I GEO. E. GILLESPIE. a Don't use a hard pencil. At least o that is the advice of the Evansville, I Indiana, benedict gives his friends. He explains thus: His wife desired t him to write a note to certain lady, t inviting her to meet a party of friends e at their house. After "hubby" had e done as his wife desired, and started to post the note, shie saw on another piece of paper an impression of what he had written, It was : "Sweet Mat- I a tie, Eflle desires your company on . SWednesday, to meet the Smithets. I Don't fail to come, and then my dar Sling, I shall have the happiness of s long walk home with you, and a sweet Sgood night kiss. I dare not see you I Soften, or my all-consuming love would 1 betray us both. But Mattie, dear, irdon't fail to come." The wife paid e '"sweet Mattie" a visit, and the result 1 e was thlattIatie did't accept the kind invitation. e Joax's VExATION.-A Chinese lan- , c, dryman, employed in a laundry situ ,r ated on the alley between Chestnut and Pine and Sixth and Seventhl al streets, was sitting in the rear of the house, yesterday trying to catch a Is breath of cool air. He was not sne y cesesful in this, but he did catch the or half of a water-melon rind which he some miechievous person across the d alley dropped out of the window on ry top of his head, John got up in k very r juicy and nlad condition, and going p. into the house, he returned with an u- old horse pistol, which was about r one and a half feet long, and which d, wouldn't ask much odds of a howit a ser. The meloo-propeller was not Id in sight, but John knew he was some sy where in the building, and concluded ;; to take his chlances by shooting n- through the wall. He blased away, n and tore a ldole tmhe size of a brick in he the wall of the building, just below ir- the window. The report was like a rs clap of thunder, and it having died or away, John went calmly in thie house, h- with the remark, "Dam wlhitee boy; r, blowee dam head off I" No arrests o- made. er t We believe this is being attended Sto with' us, and we cannot be too par ticilar in oar watch of these scamps. he "Eternal vigilance is the price of liber h ty." in ed Who is the straightest man men h tioned in the Bible? Joseph, be cause Pharaoh made a ruler of him. nt And that's why he remained stationa Sry in Egypt. Pi'odu]cethe Documents. F; During our latej war for'indepen dence, among the other ;tirphtlt cap tured were a large number of letters tel to Kellogg from prominent Radical so Congressmen and Government olfi- ate eials,Eimplicatiug them in the most $ý intfamous manner with the usurpation, lij which they have labored so earnestly ,tu and so successfully, thus far, to main- es tain. What persons have these letters in ca charge we do not know, but we know j, that they should be made public at a, once. of They are the property of the people gi who fought for the redemption of the as State, and they will doubtless play a th conspicuous part in the grant'trnggle st, which we are making for freedom. lb they implicate some of the highest ,, officials in this Government in a man- in ner that.makesli the usurpation even f, more detestable titan ever, as they p prove that, in sustaining it, othicers of the Government'and Senators of na tional reputation have been actuated not by principle and hilt motives, hi but by mote. tt h Kellogg's greenbacks thave settled w, the matter, and the In piration of the m temendous orations and labored ef- g forts that have been made to sustain th the usurpation in the halls of Con- ihe gress has been money. These letters, pr which we know to have been captured during the late war against Kellogg, contain absolute proof that Morton, th Caleb Cushing, Matt Carpenter, Ben sa Butler, and others whose names we to reserve for the present, have been fu Mit. Kellogg's hired servants, and de have received front him large sums of fo money for aiding in perpetuating the st most daumning outrage upon free gov- cc erOmeut that has ever been concocted ci by demagogues and thieves sand up. ea held by the;bayonets3 of the, Central oi Government. The policy of with- pl holding these documentary evidences hi of the criminal implication of the pl magnates in Washington with the b; usurpation is a mistaken one, they se should be given to the world at once ci in order that the world may know the g influences which have worked against ti usiand may consign the corrupt and d depraved men who control the Gov- co erinmeut to the everlasting infamy 3 which they so richly deserve.-N. 0. a Bulletin. p - ----..4W ------- y One Sunday, not long since, says 0 the Boston Courier, one of our most f4 stylish young ladies waltzed into tl church with that inimitable grace c that' is at once the peculiarity and h the charm of the female denomina. 1 tion. As she took her seat, by a lit- . tle, behind hand movement she ar raged her overskirt and then settled C herself to meditate how she looked, and what the other girls had on. The services concluded, site arose to go c outd Alas for human hopes That a last touch on the overskirt was too much; she threw it too high, and , there it rested on an old muff which u was serving as a bustle. So the c wretched girl wriggled away, nodon. scions of the joy that filled the hearts a of the other girls that saw it. t A German forest keeper, 82 years c of age, not wishing to carry to the I grave with him an important secref e has published in the Leipzig Journal I a re!cipe hie has used for ilfty years, t and which lie says has saved several 5 tmen and a great nuor.ber of animals t I fron a horrible death from hydropho. t I bin. The bite must be bathed as soon I as possible with warm vinegar andi I water, and when this has dried, a t few drops of mnriatic acid poured I I upon tihe wound will destroy the poison of the saliva, and relieve the patient from all present or future .danger. It "Tlill say that I am not, nor ever I have been in favor of making voters B or jurors of negroes, or of qualifying a them to hold office, nor to intermarry - with white people; and I will say in e addition to this that there is a physi h eal differenee between the wiite and le thid black races, which I believe will ' forever forbid the two races living to 7 Jgether on terms of social and politi. a cal equality. I, as much as any oth U er man, am in favor of having the sn it perior position assigned to the white ii man."-Abraham Lincoln, Sept. 18, 1858. A few days since an attorney call ed upIon another member of the pro fession and asked his opinion vtilon a certain point of law. The kSwyer Sto whom the question was addressed drew himself up and said: 'I general d lyv get paid for telling whht I know.' The questioner thereupon drew a half ' dollar 'fractional' from his pocket, Shanded it to the other and coolly re marked; "Tell me all you know and give the change." There is a cold ness between the parties now. r- Max Adeler says: "I can shake b Iands with a Governor, sit beside an r' Alderman, and smoke with a State Senator and never feel my littleness; hnt when I come to stand in the pres * enee of a modern hotel eleik, I feel e- that awe and inferiority which tou. * rists feel as they stand in the Yose a- mite valley and look up at the menna tain tops a thousand feet above." Fal'm and Household C8lums. Goon BEEF CHEAPER TiAS POOR. --In market quotations of our wes ter:d towns, we find cattle quoted something like this: Good shipping steers, $3.50 to $8.50 j butehers stock, $a3.:0 to 4.50. Now why is it that, livihg as western people do, where so many cattle are bred, they should eat to much poor beef It is because such quotations as the above indi cate that the poor beef is cheapest. But this is not true. A well-fatted anim al, weighing 1,400 to 1,600 lbs., of sanall bone and line quality, will givei us more eatable meat for the same money at $6l50 per hundred, than, a thin, coarse-boned old cow or steer, weighing fromn 900 to 1,100 lbs., `t $3.50 to $4.50 per 100. This was illustrated not long since by an inveltigation made into the manage mteut of one of our western state prisons. It was charged that the prisoners had better beef than the people of the city. This the super inten'lent did not deny, for he said his p irpose had always been. to buy the best cattle in the market; and we uiaderstand that he actually de monstrated by the accounts and figurds carefully kept of purchases, the g'oss and net weights, ate., that he saited money to the state by the practice.--Live Stock Journal. STIbK A PIN IEBnE.-The result of the Augusta cotton factory enterprise, says the New York Sun, are such as to en.onrage the Southern people to furth4r effects in manufacturing. The depesidence of the South on the North for iMunufactured products was shown strikitgly during the war, whga, with cottot in abundance, the wealthiest citixens were obliged to purchase at enor ous gold prices clothing brought over n blockade runners, while the poore classes wore the roughest of home pan. Since the war several prais-worthy efforts have been made by So thern capitalists to make their sectiot independent. The most sue. cessfl of those enterprises is the Au gustajeotton factory, started soon af ter the war. Only sixty thousand dollata were ever paid in, and the company has paid out in dividends 1 ,0 000, has property $1,200,000, at the lowest calculation, and a sur plus 4f $265,860. During the fiscal year just ended the company expend ed $5f0,000 for new machinery and for emlargement and improvement of the uildings. Yet Georgia only conesu es 25,000 bales of cotton in her milis, about one twentieth patt of her o n crop, while most of the other Southprn States are without cotton mills,land have to send their whole crop lsewlhere to be manufactured. The New Orleans "Picayune's" comnmercial article of September 1st s says : Witu reference to the growing crop, Iwe may state that the acerage put under cultivation this year was 'ace cording to the Agricultural Bureau report for Jane, only 8,746,791 acres, againe 9,885,210 in 1873--a decrease of 1,1 8,419 acres or II per cent. The plýanting was very late, and the crop iq the early spring ten to two weeks backward. Favorable wet or however forced the growth rapis I ly and in July the condition was bet Ste thad last year in all the States. SSinee then a severe and protracted s drouth has caused much damage by .the sh~lding of forms, and at the Spresen~ time the trade is so much in I doubt that there is a general disposi. altion to await further developments I before snaking estimates of the crop. o Cnw ioe Wnoooto-CoUon.- one of Lonhe don journals contains "a state ent by Dr. Berry of his sueac cessfual treatment of uncomplicated whoopib .-cough with dilate nitric 'lacid, doses of from ive to fifteen " minims according to age, with aim. i pe sit, given every three or four lhoars, lleviating the cough and Sspasm, nd apparently cutting short . the disse. During an epidemic of I the diso der he prescribed this fre iquently and with very satisfactory - results. He offers no suggestton as - to the peration of the remedy, but " he belie es its action to be that of a " tonic, bt its refrigerating propertiea to are not to be lost sight of. In all , the ea treated, he has, of courae, paid at tion to the state of the di gestive rgans, and in sach eases as . halve l uired it, he has given an . aperient combined with an alterativ% n How To MAwR CAc.--Do not Sleave th oven door open, or chango Sthe caka from one oven to another Sexcept i extreme cases. If it harden if oo fast an the top, cover with paper. It shoull rise to full height before 't the cet forms. Except for ginger. d bread, se none bat white sugar. d Always ift the flour. Be aeeurate in your we hts and mresurs. To x ovw Fasr.Cts.-- Small te roand f kles can be removed by tihe u applicati n of chlorine water every t I night an morning, allowing it to dry , in. For he more dense ones, chlo. s. ride of I e, I to l), 15, or 20 parts el of water ingly to the sensitive a" esa of ae skin. When using the e. stronger lutions, merely touch the ". spots wit a moetened cantel's ]hair brush. ,