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JAN. II. COSGROVE, . Editor.
NATCHITOCHIES SATURDAY - - - Jly 31, 1875. Alvertising Rates. I squnar.... 4 41 j 6 5 $10 00 $13 00 (IA 00 2 ?.runts... 7 111 00 15 00 20 00 25 00 3 .1A.re'... 1 10 ' 13 00 1i 00 25 00 39 0t I sqnares.. 14 00 18 00 22 00 :41 0 35 00) 5 squpreº... 1714 0 2 0: 27 00 35 00 40 00 6, squaras... 21)n0 24 00 3: 00 40 0 45 00 7 squares... 2100 70 0 36 00 50 00 70 00 Ssgquares... 26100 30) 00 40.00 65 00 80 00 To squares... 30 00 35 00 50 00 57 00 105 00 15 squares... 45)1 4l) 0o, 70 0n o10 00 125 00 2) squarea... 64 00 80 00 90 00 125 00 150 00 Transieut alvurtiselaents $*l.5 per ~square of to lines BRievior. first insertion. Each sulse. quer t insertieu 75 eclutlh I. square. U017 JOB OLFICR is supplied with a great vuriety of type, aul work in this depart. ntent performed with neatness and at meder. ate prices. Terms, CA, I on delivery of work. Rates of Subscripflon. One Copy one year ....................... $00 One Copy sel monuths.................2 00 (Payable it advanle.) John J. 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Subscribers to the Capital Fund of the Vindicator Publishing Com pany, are requested to call upon M. H. Carver, Esq., Treasurer of said Company, with, or remit to his address, the amounts they de sire to pay to said Fund, without delay. gellngg has given $1000 to the N. 0. and Pa iBfo railroad. A small amount from a person who has sto len, and helped others steal, millions of dollars from our people. Thank4 to the polite and atten tive ofileers of the Pool line steam er, .$. f Bryarly, for files of late wr rlesus and Western pa F'The enterprising ilrm of Ens ' Blarbee, Grand Ecore, have placed us under obligations for lateipapers. Many thanks, gen tlemen. .s The famnous Washington Artil lery of' ew Orleans, are making preptratOtt1 to attend the Cen tennial next year. Preliminary insterings "ti being held, and the or a tiou is in a fair way of revi va Tl.he .ely motive power is re ceiving a.severe shocks from the Scientift American, and we are ledtd ' l sive, i: it a humbug or an invention of utility I It is a "smxed `t as it stands. jh lI telephs and rail roads, is hItosls will be a new tlae ) few s`onths. Strangers silI fltck bhusls. lenras. and eves ea4 I be appy. This cit and vicenity has been via. ited with Mnlas, toO much, some. say, bdit as they ere 4deltghtfnlly retrshg taiee or laog drought. lgg tas that noumerouas ma .'Iert liiis- .. committed hear Eelv, in.sslo,parish, within th:e t li, tht he derives bid hithenitic joureees w bi llaamst 8ub: !bo Viai;o · Railroad. The excitement of our people in relation to the early completion of a road between this point and Alexan dria at present, and New Orleans at no future day, still continues unaba ted; each and every stranger who arrives in our quiet city is taken for a "railroad man" and interviewed to his hearts content. We like this spirit because it shows a manifest interest is being taken with relation to so great an enter prise; an enterprise which is destin ed to build up our valley and devel op the material resources of our State from one end to another. For this reason, too great an interest can not be shown. Mr. E. B. Wheelock, President of the road, is a gentleman well known to our business community as one of the leading Drug Merchants of the South, and thoroughly identified with the business interest of this State. Tlie Company, it is proposed, shall consist of the citizens of Louisiana only, and the road is to be construct. ed on the co-operative plan, as the i paying Georgia railroads were. As sistance is expected, of course, from 1 the citizens, cities and parishes along the proposed route, which will be up the Red River Valley, and we opine at'sf h 'tfltti meadis will allow. - It is useless for some to argue that I the road will not benefit the country t or this town ; that has been amply demonstrated hundreds of times al ready in the great improvement of all countries ; all villages and cities which have had railroads constructed through them. The city of Natchi- 1 tochles has not assumed its present i business proportions, small it is true t at this moment, to what it has been, t through any means save that of the I agricultural development of the sur rounding country. The value of pro t perty in town keeps "even tenor" with that of the value of lands in the I parish, let there be a depreciation in price of planting lands, and city pro- t perty feels the effect, and then the I town depends alone upon the country 4 for trade, which is its support, and the countty not upon the town. What has led to the present con dition of our parish is too well known to refer to here. Suffice it to be known I that it is so, and our duty is to build it up again; to bring it back, by I encouraging public improvements, t prominent among which are railroads, to what it once was. Assuming that this town depends upon the surrounding, country for , support, and that support has fallen off immeasurably, it become us to do. all we can to bring more population I here; more intelligent farmers to im prove and cultivate the thousands of acresi of fine alluvial lands along the led, Litle, and other rivers of rbu parish, now lying idle, or worked at by thriftless people. Railroads are the great drains wvhich draw off from the thick populations of countries of worn out lands, vast numbers of im migrants in all conditions of life, searching homes where their labor I will be repaid. Natchitoches parish can fornish farms for thousands, and 1 each one of them that comes increas- i es the trade of our city so much, ad vancing thereby the value of our pro perty, both of town and country, and I giving renewed activity and life to all 1 branches of business. In fact the, benefits to be derived from this rail road to our parish is incalculable, and I each enhancement of values through- I out the parish will be felt. in the city correspondingly. The pro and con ! arguments used aboat the advance-i ment of this city are futile, build up the parish, and the future of Natchi toches as the centre of a heavy local I trade, is beyond peradventure. Oar land owners are, or should be, I more than anxious to forward this l enterprise. All capital has its starting i 'point in the soil, it is the lever that I moves the commercial world, if our crops fail, all fails. At a time when men could afford it, it was well enough to own barouial estates, but the war has changed all I that. The labor cannot be depended I upon to that extent as when in a state of slavery, even large farms with in- i telligent white labor has been demon strated ib the West to be failures. I These surplus lands our citizens are anxious to sell, there is no market I and their value is nominal; but build I this road, and in favoring it you but otudy your own interest, and you are imrmediately on the line ot the flow of immigration; your lands come, In demand and a value is at once fixed. Some may say, "but we don't want to sell"'f Grsating that, Why do you kIdp anything to leave as an inheri tauce to youear children that is of no praetieal value, when you admit that with a railroad, your lands and homPes would be worth something. Youa hare for instance, a thousand or two .thousand acres worth, we will say, S5 per acre now; when thim road comes it will t'o worth $20, or even $,0, are you not increasing the to heiitance for your children 3, 5, or 2 headred per cent, at an investment of abthing in omparlisa'to the enhane i'dVals 6f yoUr property. We con raLl tle .objwtions, as the ar tsof the "coatrmrles, bat I.twaltsto combat them for the Orleans and Pacific rend. It is proposed to hold a meeting of our citizens in this city on Monday next, at which time the plan to raise the means to construct tile railroad will be fully developed, and all in formation desired will be given. We have had many talks of, and about railroads as we well rememnber, for over twenty years, but it must be, distinctly borne in mind that Mr. Wheelock and the gentlemen con nected with him in this enterprise are well known and influential citizens of our Capitol; have their all at stake in its material advancement and that of the State, they mean business eertain, and are determined to build the road from Alexandria to this point, imme diately. We hope to see a large number of our people hero upon the day propos ed, and such a spirit manifested as the present exigencies of our de plorablo condition imperatively de mands. The city of Natchitoches possesses advantages of no ordinary character in the way of a central business lo cation, and a commanding situation for a fine, large, local trade. Sur rounding us on all sides are the finest and most desirable lands in the world Nature has showered her _blessings now desire to make us a prosperous business little city, is easy and quick transit to the markets. The population of the parish ag grigates 18,265, according to the cen sus of 1870, and the arei of her ter ritory is 362,162 acres, of that, more than 150,000 acres of arable land, thousands of acres of which are now cleared and have been in cultiva tion, are lying untilled. To add to the prosperity of the city permanent ly, these lands must be settled up, as other countries have been, by invi ting and holding out sufficient in ducement to immigrants of the proper kind. It will only require a little ex ertion to accomplish this; balf the talk expended on our streets, apd very little money, would accomplUh t,e desired end. 'r When we are offered such air op portunity to build us up as is held out by the New Orleans Pacific Rail road, we should not neglect it. Bear in mind that Natchitoches, as a city, must depend upon its local trade for life and activity, and with all the natural advantages we possess, the jewel of prosperity is within our grasp if we but profit by the occasion. Take the "tide at its flood" and it will lead to prosperity. It will be seen from our telegraphic summary, that Clinton has resigned, and in accepting the resignation, Kel logg "damns him with faint praise," as it were. Generally speaking, a Certiflnrte at th,is t-.kinl attashoo to the acceptance of a resignation of an offlicial by a Governor, was regard. ed as a high commendation; but, that "was before the war." Kellogg's "Cards of Honor" don't. pass in good circles, that we know of, and most persons would rather be kicked from office by a decent man, than politely bowed out by such an unmittigated cuas as Kellogg. Col. E. C. Davidson, of Sabine, formerly member of Congress from this District, visited our sanctuam last Monday. Tihe Colonel is on his •ay to Portland, Maine, to spend the summer. He is looking as hale and hearty as ever, and is still the same sound, enthusiastic white man's Dem ocrat, as of yore. We wish the Colo nel a pleasant Summer, and a safe re turn to his people. Much complaint has been made us of the manner in which the Census is being taken, and we learn that whole neighborhoods of our white citizens have never seen the Census taker, or any one representing him. As we do not desire to be considered obtrua sive or as making this as a sensation al article, we state the neighborhoods: Ward 3, right bank ascending. Ward 5. Ward 6, the greater part of 7 and 8, and many persons in town, and in the.country of other wards. Although this law, like all other radical enactments, is unsatisfactory on all points, save that of compensa tion, we think the census taker should visit the domicil of each citi sen of the parish, and he would there by arrive at a correct enomeration of the population; otherwise the cen sus is a farce. Winn parish has completed her cen sues returns with tile following re slts: Whites................... 4355 Colored..................... 997 Total population, 5852 Whites entitled to vote 842 Colored " " " 161 Total voters 1006 SWhite majority 684. We cam learn nothing definite abeout tile Coushatta Nieholson's. Somne amy one thing sod some anoth er, and the. entire aflialkI to us a muddle.. When it "assumep" some less questionable shape, e wil commenat ulpon :l, until then, our readers ea say that they are killed, not killed or otherwise, skth case ~Subsribeto the P~ople's ViiM d•te, . Mr. Jordan, telegraplPerator at this place, will be plea to furnish Cl information in relat' to matters '" connected with his ofto those who sil desire it. b The following tart of rates will to be charged from Mi'l, La., on the Western Unios line any point in bn the States naged. ti Sevcuty-fiv$ (7 cents per each tell words will ble to be paid for fc this to Minder, or the Merchant's et Union line, whti will be added to fr the rates belowbblished : a British Columi $2 50 v Cape Breton mnd 2 50 0 California 2 50 Colorado 2 00 tl Connecticut 2 00 Delaware 2 00 Idaho 2 50 i Maine 250 m Masachusetti 200 Montana 2 50 ' New Brunusr. 2 50 - New HIampiro 250 New Jersey 200 New York 2 00 1 Nevada 250 1 New Mexic 2 50 1 Nova Scoti 2 50 Oregon 2 50 I Rhode Islnad 2 00 Utah 250 Vermo- to . - - 2-50 Wyomiig 200 -I --- RAIL BoA) MEETING.-- We trust there will be io holding back on the part of out pople to attend the pro posed mee'.in: on Monday next. Let us havean old fashioned rouser and show to Ir. Wheelock our peo pie want a raiload and will do all in their power toessist in its construc tion. All pesons are cordially In vited to atteal. MaEj. Green the Engineer in Chief of the New Oleans and Pacific R. R. Co., gives us some insight into the proposed route of the road from Alex an.lria to thisplace. The road will Come directly up Red River to Cotile and cross Caneriver first, about a mile and one half above its mouth and fol low the island route to this place. It is claimed that this is the cheapest, nearest and best route to construct the road along. Our friends in Winn, Grant, Sabine and Natchitoches parishes, as well as Sabine and San Augustine counties, Texas, should not forget that we will give them through the Vindicator, news per telegraph thirty bours earli er than any paper in north Louisiana. We hope to see our subscrigtion list increased largely in consequence. Sustain your home paper that gives you not only all the local news, but the latest telegrams from all parts of the world.N A special dispatch to the Memphis Appeal says that the democratic con vention for tihe First Mississippi Dis trict met at Corinth, Miss., on tihe 21st, and renominated L. Q. C. Lamar by acclaniation as their candidate for Congress. Fully five thousand per sons were present. Mr. Lamar res ponded in an eloquent speech, after which the following resolution was ananimously adopted : Resolved, That we are opposed to the formation of parties among the people of this State, founded on the difference of race or color, and we cordially invoke the union of good citizens of every race and color in patriotic efforts to defeat, at the next election, the present State adminis tration and its supporters, and to soee cure for all the blessings of an honest and capable government. Of course the people of each and every State know their own business best, but we say that the white peo ple of Mississippi are pone higher than a kite. They can no more carry the State against the negro combina tion, for such is the ease, as the ne groes will nominate candidates for Congress in all the Districts of the State save one, Lamar's, than they can fly. It is a strange thing to us how men, claiming to be sensible, blindly atuom ble along, and with beef and "chin music," big Democratic banners and such clap trap, expect to carrysa State where they have been beaten time a.sd again in the same manner. If Mississippi is lost it will be by her own people, and we shall not sympa thise with her. * We want Democracy in these noe gro State's 'it is true, but color line Democracy and none other. A friend of ours and an enthusiast on home manufacture and home pat ronage, asked one of our wage how they made the holes for the telegraph posts; "make 'em," says hie, "why they get them from New Orleans ready made by the sack" "Yese, d-d 'em," says our friend, that's al. wrays the way, go off North. and get things that can be done at home cheaper." The joke is, our friend was in dead earnest. Escars or a Cowvtw.-Louis Ber nard who was tried and convicted of burglary at the last term of the Di-; trict Court at this place, escaped from Deputy Sheriff Collier, who had him in charge on his way to Baton Rouge. Bernard was hand-cafed and chaiaed to a stanebion on the boatr, but work ed loose, and upon landinag at Mont gomery, took leg bail and has not been heard fromr sines. He had been sentenced for five years. Collieris stillPln pursuit sad myg acced in retarinBln; hi3. We were shown a circular from i Choato Somerly, Secretary of the lea '"1'exas Mutual Benefit Association," Sts situated at Kaufman, Texas, which an, bears upon its face the vilest intent to defraud. It says: ot Some time ago we forwarded you by mail, five tickets in the supple- riu mentary distribution of our Associa- de tion: class No. 2. he You neglected to remit us the money for the same, and they are still charg- in ed to you on our books. The five tickets sent to you were numbered from 3470)6 to 337311, and one of the ti above tickets has been awarded a wI Svaluable Gift. I am directed by the Ti officers of the Association to notify no you of this fact, and to request you ch to remit to us the sum of two dollars th ) the price of the five tickets. ti a We are anxious that you should re- fo n tai these tickets for two reasons: k First, The tickets are held by you on [ and you are entitled to all the benefit | which accrues from their possession. 0 Second, The fact that you have re- to o ceived a valuable Gift, will be a g strong incentive to you and your v 0 neighbors to invest in our next En- a 0 terprise. j And such other stuff. The whole al e affair does not need comment. The m ;o parties to whom they are addressed at io have never received the five tickets tr io mentioned and the move is to extort tl io $2 from the unwary. Beware I p l0 tr ) Our own telegraphic dispatches: NATCmTOCnHES. Jul '7 187.,i ` you live long and prosper. Telegraph 0 has just reached us and we are all tl at telegraph men. t, J. H. Cosonova. p . SIREvEEPORT, July 27. P J. II. Cosgrove: er The Shreveport Thies congratulates . you and hopes that your electric con- P nection with the outer world may be sa i as successful as the manly efforts of , c- the Vindicator against wrong and op- k I- pression. H. J. IIEARSEY, g Shreveport Times. - - ~~--------- ii ef ADVICE FOR DULL TIMES.-Adver- U R. tising is a great bother. It only Ise brings a lot offolksto your place of x- business. If they want you let them hunt you up. Then if you get your n ill name in the paper you will be bored le with drummers, and people from the ile country will call on you and you will P .1- have to show them goods, and like o enough have to do up buddies for b them, which will exhaust your stock I it, so much that you will be obliged to et buy more goods, which is a great trouble. If you advertise, too, it b gives your place a reputation abroad; t folks will go there and crowd you, i Be and make it too lively. If you don't as want to do anything, keep as still as es, you can.--N. Y. Com'l Advertiser. ill We refer our business community f )r, to the above and would beg them to li- act accordingly. Now that we are to c ia. have a railroad sure, they will, of I ist course, want no business as it may be too much trouble to handle goods, 'es wait on customers or take in money, i nt even. Who will be the first to indulge of in the great bother of advertising. t we are told that , cain Maareehanl is of France was always taken in con- I i- vulsions at the sight of a sucking pig; that Tycho Brahe swooned at the ar very gliose of a hare; and that the I For phylosophlic Bayle was seized with r- sickness at the sound of water raun. n ing from a cock ; but the concentra- I Sted force of all these phenomena would scarcely produce a shock tol to the nerves of the denizens of the l Vindicator office (to say nothing of , the ten line puff we'd get up) by the ed sight of a present of peaches or water- i i melons from our country friends. I Wt We hope no one will take offence at ,. this and bring as in a cart load of eat each. We mean nothing personal, I rest assured. nd - . s Parties lately returned from New ,o- Orleans, report that city quite enthu ier siastic over our railroad, and predict rry its completion in November. a. Tfe Bulletin of the 22d, speaks in ie- no flattering terms of the smallness for of the subsecriptions of the leading the business men, and says, but $168,000 tey has as yet been subscribed. New Orleans must do better than n, that, else the railroad is a failure. m. Country parishes cannot be asked to him subscribe a eent in the face of the nd above amount from such a city as New te Orleans. The press of the city gen-: me erally do not seem to take much iater If eat in the enterprise, at which much her surprise is expressed by our country i pa- folks. Hereafter boata of the New Orleans De and Red River Transportation Com in pany will leave New Orleans on Tnees day's and Friday's instead of Wednes day's and Saturday's. Shippers will govern themselves accordingly. ow We learn that our friend W. B. ph Carr, Esq., hlas been appointed Mag rhy istrate for Ward 11. A good appoint n menst and a worthy gentleman; the 05, people of that Ward will no doubt be al- well pleased. get me Jules Laeals, a long time resident md of Natchitoches, and well known to all our old people as the proprietor of a hotel Ihere for a number of years, er- hbas opened a boarding and lodging I of house, No. 70, St. Louis St., New Or )isr leans, and would be pleased to see on all his old friends with him daring im their sojourn in the city. "Whoie that," "I never saw him be rk- fore?" is the pat question on our at- streets every day. The railroad is not coming gentlemen! the telegraph is men here, and you will asee many very r many men you never saw before-and in may never see again. Remember iMonday, Aug. 2d, 1875. From our Texas exchange, we learn the wheat crop of that th State is unusually large this year, t and extensive preparations are being made to supply this and it other States South, with flour, du- no ring the fall and winter. We un nfo " derstand that some merchants be here intend ordering from Texas ot instead of New Orleans. an At 7 o'clock last night the jury in L the Clinton case came into court and a were asked whether they bad agreed. all e The foreman stated that they could be y not. Auter some delay the Judge dis u charged them. Inquiry developed s the fact they stood eleven for convic tion and one for acquittal. The one . for acquittal was James Mullan, who Ps keeps a second-hand clothing store br n on Camp street.--N. 0. Bulletin, 18. he it iti . We advise the Donaldsonville Chief to keep cool this hot term. The a Shreveport lmnes and Natchitoches of SVindicator, will do what they con- or alder is best for their people. We to e are engaged in railroad and telegraph & e I matters at this time, and expect to be ,d until next Spring, when we propose ts to give the Chief and its ilk, a lift rt they will not soon forget. Suck your el pap bottle, you have but a short time tf to feed. ', We thought that puffs were mutual, Xll that is, bringing benefit to each par ty, the puffer and the puffed-but the a puffed thought Ire would deceive the puffer. A certain telegraph man laughed at how he had "got" the t as "newspaper man." Now we "news n- paper men" are all verdant; gourd d be seed" is a "blushing rose" to us-but fi of we happen to find out what le don't a P- know, and in this instance the tele- O graph man was sadly mistaken ; he will in the end surely find out if re intend to pay for our Press Dispatches ti or not. C of The manager, Mr. Davis, of the r m IMerchant's Union Telegraph Compa- 1 or ny, has seen fit, to say things about, f e and derogatory to the standing of this 'ill paper, and, although his intormation ke of the person who conducts it, may h for be a "shaddow 'of reality," it is no v ck fault of ours. We applied to Mr. a at Davis for Press Dispatches, weekly, fI it he seemed anxious we should take d; them, and upon his departure we n, learn that from $30 to $50 per month ii as is as cheap as he can send them, "it made no difference, we would not pay ity for them anyhow." S H. J. Rivet, Charter and Bienville to ts., New Orleans, sent us a pampb of let entitled, "The Cotton Worm; its Nature, History and Destroyer." It is quite interesting to us and no a' doubt would be to our planters. The go remedy for the pest recommended in t this pamphlet is the "Texas Cotton I Inl Worm destroyer," a preparation pre- t m- pared by Messrs. Preston & RIabinas, 4 Galveston, Texas. We are not anf the ficiently versed with its qualities to 4 hbe judge of what it is composed; but iti from the numerous certificates of 1 in leading farmers in Texas, it no doubt a- possesses great virtue. in Crops, generally speaking, are as 4 to far as we csan learn, in a good con the dition and bid fair to yield such har. of vest as can be desired. One fourth 1 Lb of the corn erop is entirely lost owing or- to the long continued drought in some di. sections. One-half more last planst at ed in corn than there was, which of should have been done, would have yielded an abundance and saoved al, money, which most now be seant to the corn cribs West. When will our people consult their own interests I ew - MAD Doo.-The frst mad dog of it the season, suddenly appeared on 1 Washington street, In our City, on I Tues5lay last and was promptly killed e by one of the telegraph menat work < ng near the spot. Who says that tele 4 graphs will not do I We larn that the Fuading Board, ian composed of the Governor, Treasurer I ire, and Aadjik, to wheh bhas been ad' Ito ded Mr. May, Chairman of the Board I the of Trade, of New Orleans, has not rew been able to get a quorum together en- for business sineo the latter was ap rer- pointed. There is nothing strange 4 clh in this; tie whole laffair is a dead try swindle and every one Iknows it-ex- 1 cept the city press, who seem too ans busy on the "Ben Allen" eampaign to im. attend to matters directly under their Snoses. es We, of the country, aniously look 01 for some daily paper being establish ed in the city which will represent some one outside of the numerous B. "rings," that seem to adlict that ag- down-trodden and much taxed pae lot- pie. the The Texas arrived on time, in place of the Bart Able, Wednesday even ing last. Thanks to her ofiers for lent files of late papers, to Farmers, who are in the rain belt, rf are busily engaged am polling fodder. rs, Those in the "drought strip," we are ing sorry to say, have none to pIll. Or see We sincerely hope our land owners ring will come to the front in this railroad excttement. Much dependanpon them, and they are interested to 'a greater b- extent than others, in the material or progression of our parish. Hereto fore the merbchant has been expected 1 todo all In the way of subscribing ery for improvements. The opportunity and has now arrived when land can be utilized as well as cash, and we hope aS. to see it pro8fited by. We would beg to know wihy it is that we have no pullic al ite suool in Natchitoches Z The taxpayers ctr. tainly pay their money for school purposes, and should enjoy the Lens. lit of it. There has been in this city no public school for white children for over four years, while there has been a colored Academy all along. Our taxpayers are grow ing cla osous and desire to be enlighted upon the subject. Court matters are quiet--emovi along without jar. Lawyers slew busy and are consequently happy. Cannot some enterprising man erest an ice factory at this point? It woul pay well, as we depend upon boats to bring it to us weekly. Sammers, a hot as this, are not good seasons fbr its transportation. We understand that the Convent of the Sacred Heart, situated ner. our city, is in fine operation andresdy to receive pupils. We are sorry to say that this really in e school is set patronized as it should be. Judge Pierrepont, Attorney Gea. r eral ofthe U. S., has opened his bt. teries by arking the removal of the late corrupt District Attorney for tie District of Colmu.bia. Ex-GOome Wells, of Virginia, has been app iu. ed in his stead. There are many more to eanse, Sand we would suggest he begin at this end of the line and "tap" Pakdt ard. The President may squeal, bet the people will be happy. The railroad croakers ae piMly I disappearing, either sileced or gm t from our gaze. We predict that me man who values his standing will my - one word to disfavor this enterprise. e Our city has been viited during 8 the past week by several railroad contractors looking over the proposed e route with a view of putting in bids. The early completion of the "oad from thids point to Alexandci seems a Sfixed fact. * The weather, since the last rains, P has been, daring the day, very warn, D while at night, just the reverse, coot * and pleasant. Just the Weather for fever. I Our Noth Louisiana erehasges speak rather dispondingly of the crops. in their respective sections. Drought and hot winds have materially ia. " jured both, corn and cotton. Much fear is entertained by our e farming community that the late rains, if continued, would cause th cotton to shed forms. We hope how. ever, their fears may not be'relized e Mr. E. B. Wheelock, President of a the New Orleans and Pacif railroad, a has telegraphed Mr. M. HiL Carver - that he will be at this point on Meoa a, day next, Ud inst. The railrtadameet. I- will take place upon that day sad ml Sour people should attend withoet fa. We received, through a 'friail, beautiftul pe~eh from the mrchard of V. Gainie, Eaq., on Red River, abe this city. It was of fine varietyal as of luoacious flavor. The rates of telegraphing to I Sparts of the world can be learned by those desiroas of telegraphing, at tie e ofice, netdooer to the VlndlaOe' - and in the amae building. re Polle Court has its usual dHl Up' Spearance; a prisoner now and tm isall we can note and they de1t bring many note. to the city. f Hog and chicken thieves re I. aby informed that it is danprom I Sply their vocations within fear als d of the telegraph for they will.agg k certasin. "A word to the wis." ' Wecall attention to the notedl Mayor DeVargas in to day% kbm , wherein be calls attention to the et , of being prepared to eome esrrae e.os smemsments eof city propety 4 the rolls. Nt ext week we hopem we willhan ar perfected our arrangement to e see Sfall press dispatabes. Na e mesa P time we hope eour aaontry lldsL will d not be uamindful of us, but enbereb r- liberally. ' ibt~l. , =--- . We harve before aus an peabll of k cotton, fully matured, from the pla. tation of Mr. Joe, Henry. k Thanks to Mr. Leoe Dllho for 4 I- a present of finae reastlng ears. it - a Mr. Sam Byne., who, by teo by, t has a very fie crop of both eorm ad . cotton, which will compare favoasly with the best, presents aus with smee really SA large white head cabbage of his own production. Mr. HIyais u using fertilizsers also, sad by deep or plowinag and eatoten seed maeua, m made his erop, despite the dreglt. It, Let some,or roseet, of our .dplsatlr ir.go Sand do likewise. N bLeei ites, isthe cry of the pOr coaunty editor, and it taxes his brai ir to the atmost to fil ap. Nothing d transpires, and we have looked ass n, iously for even a dog fght to asim or copy for a ten line item. It is a painfual siLght to behold a small boy broke flat, looking Hasta adash game of marbles. Makes oe fel like he was at the "left side" on the Sgreat day. p Come forward and renew your subscriptions to the Vindicator.