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Onl f57 1111 I 111 _ ,- - - - --*" - - S,'I,,, ,,,, 3;, I,,, ,,1o,,, Official Organ of the White Citizens of Red River, Sabine, Winn and Natchitoches Parishes. 5, ___,, _,1,_,__,,,,_,,,ks fo,. lha 7O, , IS ________ I_ _ _ 911____________i__)115_ 1111__- - . . . . . .,44lhi. All si p4io4,4 pay lh le 45 ' MqIlS.... JU44-4 I 4 _______ ____h__Alll Slines Brtvi'r, lirs mrtl. Each O III. - NATCHITOCHES, LA., JUNE 2, 1877.N SIe VOL. nt inlIrtI ; aIts per sare.__m_ ig I I _ . . .. .. . . .. . . ... . .. . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . ..p.r. . .. . . . . . . . . . .._--_...... . ..... . .... . ..... . .. . . . . .. ..________________-____l________ I_ l_ d MAIL.taS. AI:RuV.ALS AND DEPARTU'Er9. Alexandria to Natchitochles Arrivals. flepartr cs. Tuesday 4 p. m. Thursday 9 a. m. Friday 4 p. in. Saturday 9 a. in. Sauday 4 p. in. Monday 9 a. nm. Natchitochcs to Shreveport. Tuesday 9 a. m. Tuesday 9 a. m. Thursday 9 a. m. Thursday 9 a. in. Saturday 9 a. im. Sat:rday 9 a. m. Natchitoches to Texas. Tntsday 6 p. m. Monday 7 ,a. m. Daturday 6 p. m. Thursday 7 a. m Natchitoches to Minden. Tnesday 6 p. m. Wednesday 7 a. im Friday 6 p. In. Saturday 7 a. in. Natchjitoclecs to Winufleld. Tuesday 12 m. Tuesday l p. Im. Friday 12 in, Friday 1 p. ii. ALL MAILS CLOSE AT 8 A. M. Office Hlours-from 7 A,. M. to 12 M. and from 2 r M to 6 1' M. W. D. IARKINss. Post Master. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. KAIN-Family Groceries, Corner 2 and ao . St. Denis Streets. A AYEU R-Wood and Blacksmith % ork, . Church Street. PERINI--The New Stand-Beer Gardens, pl A. Fine Wines, LiqnoYs and Cigars. St.enis. a ALLU[IN-Restanralt, St Denis Street. A L"X LEMEE.. Notary Public, St. Denis - street. LUDWOPRTH & WARE-Woodwork and BBlacksmithing, Corner 3d and Sihley Stes. SBROOKS-Gns and Pistols sold, made and * Repaired, St. Denis Street. IUItLARD & CAMPBELL...L- erchandise and ) Plantation Snpplies, Front street. HAPLIN,CONNIN, NI AM & CIIAPLIN--At ./torneys at Law, Washington street. OOLEMAN LEVY--F'mily rocrctles and - General Merohandize, Front street. 1f.ASPARI & DEITRICII-Dry Goods, Gro. s eeries and General Merchandise. Sole Agents for Screw Bottom Shoes, Front street. , EORGE GA RZIA--Family Groceries, under G Masonic Lodge, 2rd tre'et S1 FONTENOT--Planters' Hotel-Favorite tfarte-t' and strangers' rPesort,St. l)Denis. I G RHEN -Boots and Shoes mntde and repair . ed, St. Denis Street. SGEORGE W. KEARNEY-..Rec' ler and No- L tary Public, Court Hoiuce, 2d street. UENRY GENIUS-Charter Oak Stoves and Tinware, Front Street. H KAFFEE.--Dry Goods and Groceries, Front * street. T- LITCIITENSTEIN-Genera:l assortme'nt l". Dry Goods and Groceries, Front street. ET-ARRIS JAFFA--.Dry Goods and Groceries. R Front street. -PERCY-- Surveyor. Nt. I)teis street. T SIMOH-- y atto mrt Itocerte~r, wnsn "J* Ington Street. I JACOBS-Dry Goods and Groceries, below I. the Dirt brtdge, Jefferson Street. IEHN RUSC A-Dry Goods and Groceries, V b low the Dirt bridge. Jefferson Street. jTNO.GENOE & CO-Dry Goods and Grocories, V Washington street. TAS. GENIUS-Dry Goods ald Groceries, cor Snoer Jefferson and Amulet Streets. J W. SUDDATH--The Phoenix-Choice Li Squnors and Cigars, St. Denis Street. TJAb M. B. TUCKER--Attorney at Law St. VDenis Street. AAB. KING-.Watchmaker and JeWeler, St. V Denis street. ,J DUNCKLEMAN--.Harness and Saddlery, SWashington street. J 0. TRICHEL-General Merchandire,Wash *V Ington street. J DUCASSE-General Assortment of Mer U shandize, Washington street. SHB. STEPHENS-'Lumber Yard, intersection 4 *. Front, Lafayette and Washington streets. ' tJ. McCOOK-General Wholesale and Retail "* Dealer and sole Agent for Wagons, Wash .!ion street. APiJ A. DUCOURNAU-Fancy and Staple Dry ' Goods, Boots, Shoes, Hats and Clothing, hrot street. CARTEL-The Gem Bar Room, choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Front street. LEVY & PHILLIPS-Full stock fancy and L Staple Dry Goods and Grocerl'es,Front st. L DUPLEI~X.-Land Agent, St. Denis street. OBuSE B DRANGUET...Attorneys at Law1 A Id Mstreet, corner Trudan, S p H. CARVER--Dry Goods. Groceries and *.aM. General Merchandise, Front street. S GCHAFFRATH-Boot and Shoe Maker, SISt. Deoni Street. Sf CAPM ARTIN-Goneral assortment of ." Goods of all kinds, Jefferson steet. T 3LBMAN - Undertaker, Washington iT0r-Baker, Jefferson street. 'VIZULEMAN-'amily amid Plantation * Oreserlies, Washington street. , . CALVS-Dentist, Jefferson street" 27j. BURKE-Cheap Family and Western 'esri Dfealer, Front street. -.-IBT.ON-Lo- ty,Sy. and Feed Stable, .~Dseal Struet. , WLtIN DryGoods and Grooeries, Jeff. -_- renm Sktreet, below Dirt bridge. I_ A m -General Mrchandise, Plan - a st st I milly Supplies, Front Street,. f~ "..Drggist nd iApotheeary,Front _ AL, S.l4ku*'s Eurillant Stoves and * TlreWss bnusjreet. -~.rTVS-UIurd Room and vr, Front WEU0MAJ-Wbolesale and Betail. Mar *geeala assortment for the trade W and Shoe Makeu, St. Denas Ai ' at La~oi Kirt Ir~iw iUKA, i.; L. CAMI'AltI. M. DIETRICII. Caspar'i & Dietrich, (Lacoste Building) FRONT St., NATCHITOCIIES, La. GRAN) opening of a NEW MAMMOTH SPRING and SUMMER STOCK, direct from the New OrleanS d Easter mar kets, consisting i:npart Of DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, IHATS, HOOTS, GROCERIES, CROCKERY, HARD WARE, & c., &c. LADIES AND GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS. In fact, A fall line ofGOODS for the country trade All of which they are selling at less than NEW ORLEANS PRICES FOR CASH; Call andt examine the largest and most Com pletestock ever brought to this market and satisfy yourselves as to their prices. J-' Highest price paid for Cotton anti coun try produce, in cash or merchandise. March 25-1y. JA.S. T. KING-, Practical WATCIIMAKER . . -AND Watches, Clocks, and Jew elry carefully repaired and warranted. a Standard TI M E Kept and Watches set and regulated correct ly, free of charge. A tine lot of WATCHES and CLOCKS for sale cheap. (Office on St. Denis st., lwtween 2d & 3d.) Feb. 3-1y. I ,, Thleo. Ialler, Coper, Tin and Sheet-iron worker. -DEALER IN Stoves) Tinware and House Furnishing GOODS, Washington St.,........Natchitothes, La Sole agent for the Unrivalled BUCK'S BRILLIANT Cooti.ing Stoves. Gutters, Pipes, Metalic roofing and al kinds repa'ling, done with dispatch. A iberal a *,Uint to country trade. March '25-1y A iEALER -in every town in the South for the - JWEED 0E WING Machine. The easiest learned, lightest running, most dtrable and popular Machine made. Received the higest award at the Cen ; tennial. Special IulduceUments Offered. Address WEED SEWIPG MACHINE CO., No. 182 Canal Street, New Orleans . Feb.17. ly SJOSEPH C REYSER, Brickmaker and Layer. IIR PREPARED to do all work entrusted to him quickly and in a workmanlike manner. Tomb, Chimneys, Cisterns and other work soliited.. IOrder left at BULLARD & CAMP BFIL will be promptly attended to. 7 Mac h ine Professional Cards, Wm . Ij, Levy, A 7'TORNEY A T LA I. (Has Resumed the Practice of his Profession.) I SVILL practice it' the Parish and District Courls of Natchitoches and Red River, Supreme Court of Louisi ana. Unitd States Dis trict aild irctui Court of Louisiana aud U. S. Court of Claims at Washintgtn. 1? Oflice, at residence on Second St. j.A NATCIITTOCIIES, LA. May 26, 1577. MORSE & I)DRANGUET, ATTORB EYS ANI) COUNSELORS AT L.I IF. Office on Second Street, NATCHITOCIIES, LA. May 26 1874. Win. IL. Ja0olt., (Successor to JACK & PIEIRSON) Attorney and Counselor at Law NATCIIITOCIIES, LA. tI1LL practice in the Courts of Natchitoches. VV Sabine, D)eoto. Red River, Winn. Raphiles. and Grant, and in the Supreme Court of the State. Claims promptly attended to. April 28 1-77. C. Chaplin. J. H. Cunningham. T. P. Chaplin. CHAPLIN, CIJNINGHIA & CHAPLIN Attorneys and Counselors at Law. St. Denis St., Natchitoches, La. TILL practice in the courts ot Rap ides, (Grant, Wiun, Sabine, DeSoto, Red River and Natchitoches, and the Supreme Court of the State. Claims promptly attended to in any part of the Union. March 25--1y DDr. W. B. Powel] MEDICINE and SURGERY. OFFICE on ST. DENIS STREET, NATCIIITOCIIES, LA. Calls to the Country promptly at tended to. Refers to Drs. F. Johnson, J. S. Stephens, C. Hamlin and G. E. Gillespie. Messrs. Bullard & Campbell, Carver & Taylor, Trichel & Airey and Col. R. E. Burke. April 8.-ly MILTON A, DUNN, Physician and Surgeon Mlonigomery, La. Business Cards. C. A. BULLAtRD. N. . CAMPBELL Bullard & Ca mibecll, -PIEALEIRS IN GROCERIES, t ITARDWARE, And General Merchandise. Corner FRost & LAFAYETrE Street, -a tchiloches, La. IGUEST cash price paid for cotton and country produice in cash or merchandise. March 25 -ly1 T.heo. Sohumnaln, -DEALER IN DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, a.nd GENERAL MERCHANDISE Cor. FRONT and ST'. DENIS Streets Natchitoches, La. March 25-1y. Peter VTeulenatan, -DEALER IN FAMIL Y GROCERIEs A full assortment of WALL-PAPER con stantly on hand. Sofc,al inducements to CAsh CLstomers. WASHINGTON STREET, Natchitoches, La. March 25--1y. T, C0. Triohel, -DEALER IN DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, HARD WARE, BOOTS and SHOES, HATS, ETC. Highest cash price paid for Cotton and Country Produce. WASHINGTON, ST., NATCHITOCHFiS, LA d. Shaifrath, Boot and Shoe Maker. CHALLENGES the world for neatness and durability of work. Satisfacti ' and material guaranteed ShoP aD St. Denis St. Osoar hopin! COTTON FACTOR COMMISSION MERCHANT, No. 66 CARONDELET ST., July 1 -iv NeW Orleans. I.. WALML. R. a i, WALxSLUr C. L. WALMSLEY & CO, COTTON FACTORS AND 8GENERAL COMMISSION MIRCHANTS. Perdido St., New Orleans, La, March 25--1y. NOTARY PUBLIC: (Office under 'inuicahtot Offi ST. DENIS STFE t? NATCHITOCHES, Li. April 9.- . General News and Notes, o0 Twelve States will hold elections S before Congress meets, viz: Ore- cl gon, in Jue ; North Carolina and Alabama, in August; California, st Vermont and Maine, in Septem- tl ber; West Virginia, Ohio, ludi ana, Iowa and Connecticut, in , October. is The New Orlcalis 1)emorrat has ti this to say in relation to the war, Marshal Pitkin is waging on the I Calcasieu lumbermen : "The logs are of no value to it the government, while they rep. resent a great deal of hard work on the part of the. cholpel and . their pillage represents not one hundredth part as much rascality as Pitkin, the Metropolitans and the Customs oficials generally have been engaged in this State for years. Upon the whole, we are for the Turks against the Rus sians, and the lumbermen against Pitkin and his ragamuffins ; and though we can't in prudence bet : on the Tun ks, we will bet odds that if Soapsuds Pitkin leads the ] Metropolitans against the lun bermen he gets whipped out of the woods and out of his boots. b In order that those of our read- i ers who do not understand terms used in editorials and telegrams relating to Turkey, we give ex- t( planations of the leading ones: A Sultan-The Sovereign of the , Turkish Empire-the recognized si organ of all executive power in the State. His head-quarters are tl at Constantinople. « Porte-The Government of the o Turkish Empire. b Sublime Porte-The official name b of the Government, so called from the gate of the Sultan's Palace. , Grand Vizier-The chief Minis- y ister of the Turkish Empire. fi Diean--The Turkish Council of tl State-the "Cabinet." S Grand Mlfufli-Chief Interpreter " of the Mohammedan law and t' head of the "Wise Men'--jurists, t theologians and literati--who as senmble for consultation on his or der. lie is mostly styled the t, Chief of the Faithful. A writer p says a fetwa. or decree from him ii wonld summon around tue stand ard of the Prophet all the ~unati the death against the "infidels, in is the firm beliet that death on the battle field is a sure passport to g Paradise." Pasha-Governors, Vice r o y s, commanders, civil and military a rulers of Provinces. a Deys-About the same as Pash- t as. i Sheik-The name given the F heads of Arabian tribes or clans. t It means elder, or eldest in digni- 1 ty and authority. t Osmondi-A Turkish official t Islam-The religion of Moham i med. Islatsa - Mohammedans them- i selves. Siussublen-A follower of I1o. ,hammed. 1 Ottomen Empire--Anothei' name for the Turkish Empire, and de Srives its name fi'om Osman, its founder. Osmanlis-The Turks proper. Not all followers of the Prophet are Turks. In European Turkey there are, in round numbers, five million Mohlammedans, less than half of whom are Osmanlis, the -rest being of Slavonic descent, but none the less ardent worship ers of Islam. Southward the MIarch of Emi' , gration takes its Course. A colony is in process of organi dzation in Massachusetts to settle in Burke county, North Carolina, while the Irish Catholic Benevo lent Union of the United States -and Canada is actively engaged in colonizing Irish emigrants in the Western portion of the State. These are additional indications Sthat the tide of emigration, which Shas so long flowed Westward, is now setting toward the South, Two new lines of railroad are be ing constructed through the west ern portion of the State to centre at the town of Ashville, and good unoccupied lands are oflered in some of the best cotiutie8 at prices raging from fifty cents toI ten dol lars per acre. Few parishes iit Louisiana ate inferior to the best counties in North Carolina, while we have millions of acres of the most pro Sductive lands in healthy districts and under the most genial of cli mates, lying idle. In no State of the Union can the mnan who la bors with his own hands, mor . easily make an abundant living than in this State. With thb' same amount of labor oi this same area of land; the farmer in Louisiana can make p~irhbl| thtee tiines as much as if OFth Carolina. And yet we fii(d tinigration flowing into the l' itttf State and past our gates fimtb Telkasm Lotlisiana wants *hite: tntii by the thousand to till ek vti~hderfiil ail, aid she muait organized anld vigorous eflort to d bring the great resources of this ca State before the world. To the class of immigrants we need and g) want, a true relation of what the er stalwart laborer can wring from "i the magical soil of Louisiana would be a tale of wonder, and if the l working people of the world can at be once brought to realize the fact of that there is such a country, gov erned by free, rigorous and just laws, the march of emigration. t' even in this prosaic age, will be inspired b)y something of the spir.- d it of romance.-N, 0. Democrat. thi - Cl Russ-Thrkish Catches: of PEN AND SWORD. By the Danune and t he Dnieper, Will the col-reslponent s.lep, And he'll write about the ('ossack CC In a wap to make us wc, p. ir By the rehurukol and Arras of lie will serawl of slaughter red ; At a safe and lengthening distance He will make his little bed. ui The ifiy of a Russian Colonel is to said to be only $401) a year. n The banner of Islam and the flag of so Britain will float side by side-the it prophet and the profit. There seems to be a woman at the ki bottonm of this Europeen fuss. At A least Elizabethpol (evidently Eliza bath Poll) is mentioned by the war ci maps. at Minister Maynard will now have (l to assume the role of protector of i; American Christians in Turkey. The to Turkish threat of a "general mas- et: sacre" has doubless some degree of sincerity. iMahlstick thinks, it would seem, n that it is the intention of Russia to "capture and gobble" Turkey. He ought to know that Russia is a mighty bear, and not a mere 'Turkey-gob bler. It The Russians are marching in force l to Giurgevo, Siennitza and Turun Magurelli, points within a line of fifty miles on the Roumanian bank of I the Danube, and opposite lRustchnk, Sistowa and Nicopolis respectively, where the Turks are strongly in- et trenched. The Turks are preparing Pt to cross from Widin to Kalafat, where so they whipped the Rusitns un merci- eN fully in 1l54. It will soon be seen 0o whether they have strength enough (P to eflfstually defend the numerous I" points of attack from on overwhelm. cc ing Muscovite force. Hobart Pasha apparently has some la ýfid,wiff'riftwo n t'w et;w''es a; We rttr" ec ised, for a Pera correspondent of the at New York World says: "The Rus sians have paid particular attention ti to Odessa,tfor that is their principal ti port in the Black Sea. Batteries have been planted all around the bay and seventy guns aie ready to greet an invader. The bay itself has been o thickly stro~,n with hundreds of tor- l pedoes, and a battery of light guns 1 placed on the outer mole to protect C the inner lIne of the submarine mis siles. It is tihe general belief that both at Odessa and in the mouth of r the Bug liver, as well as at Kerteli. the Russians ate prepared to operate f against blockading vessels with small, A swift torpedo boats, and will keep a blockading squadron on the consrant t look-out for danger." Tile Turks seemn to have bungled I badly in the management of their iron-clads on the Danutbe. The Rus- I sinus have succeded in blocking up f the Danube by means of batteries and torpedoes from Ibriiil to Isniail. At the forner place the river makes e an abrupt bend from its northern e course east before entering the Black I sea. The Turkish fleet has been for Ia several days bomnbarding Ibrail f-om behind an island lying immnediately I in front of the townI, buit thie I)anube, 1 whihdl has been swollen by the rains, has subsided and the iron-clads have had the water slip from under tlhem, I and it is probable they will have to bhe destroyed by tlihe Turks to plre vent their capture. The Dannhube,( above Ibrail, divides into half a doz en branches, the channel being on I : the Roumanian side, where the Rus- I ,sians have strung their batteries, t and as tile 'I'urklish iron-clads receive s their esupplies of coal on the Dannhe I Kustenji and Tchemavode railway, Sand from Varna by rail to Rustehlik, Sit is not improbable that the fleet ' would have been in a very tight place even if the water had not receded. All the Ministers at Conistantinople are urging the Sultan to join the ar my and act the same as Alexander has done at Kischeneff, but Abdul Hlamid, thie present Sultan, is too B shrewd to be caught napping. IHe i1 well knows that the moment he leaves a his capital new conspiracies will 8 break out that may cost hiuih his thione. Intrigues are tlhe order of the day and should ever the Sultan get his face toward the army, either his brother Murad or the Prince Iz n) idin would at once take his place at Sthie head of the siiblime Porte., The ) threatening attitudle of Midhat Pasha's a party, whose chief is now in eile, al Sso causes tile Sultun to hesitate be f fore joining tihe armiy. The latter . party have become of late quite des Sperate and ready for almost anything. They would not permit twenty-four b' hours to elapse, if they saw their way clear, before calling Midhtt Parsha Sand installing hini in his tomer place I as prime Minister, I do not believe, ;e therefore, that for the present there ts exists the least probability of the e, Sultan's leaving Constantinople. Should hlie ever do so, and be antis Le fled.that no trouble will folloir either n at the paladeur tit the harem, then Slook out Fir thlte most boody war on ill recod, its the presence of tile Sultan Lt with bie troops will inspire the Mo u hammedausnn to cruel and atrocious deeds, all to be committed in a "holy cause." According to Mohanmmedan tholo gy there is a bhldge over hell no wid 11 er than the edge of sword, across ed which every one who enters heaven II mlllst iass. The Turks seem disposed a to fn ssh the Russians with a similar of bridge acnross the l)anuho when they attiimpt to pass over into the heaven I of Bulgaria. as The Afric'an Mohammedans are re potted as unwilling even to respond to the Sanjak Sherif, unless the Sul- i tan can promise thell plenty of Iplun der. The Sult tan an possibly assure at them that they can masacre as many Christians as they wish. An instance of this kindly Tuikish employment st occurred at Turtukai Friday. The 'urkish funds having given as ont, the Sheik-ul-Islam has sent a comnmission to tie Serii of Mecca to St demand a ,It contribution from the treasure of Islam, a fund composed of the offerings of pilgrims at the sli shrine of the Prophlet, over which the bi Slherif of Mecca stan:ds gua d. It is lo unnderstood that when tile Moham inedan faith is in dan et this treasure st must be used to defeat it. .As it has of been aeccn!ulating for 4f2 y:ears, a. some French writer calculates that it now amnoucts to $120,0()0,00i. ti The official report of General Meli- th koft to the Czar as to the capture of' th Ardahen shows that the Russians ii gained a very decided victory with a comparatively small lo.s of officers fu and iuen. In 1W28 Ardalhan surren deIed without a strugle to the Rus sians as the inarched frOlll Achalzieh ra to Kams. It has been greatly strength cued sinbe that time. at Natchitoches School Matters. 81 iO1W SOME OE TIHE FUNDS WENT TRANSACTION IN WARRANTS. ' -.._ at N, 0. fccayrune li The following letter explains itself. It indicates tile direction iq which II some of the school hioney seems to to have gone : si CalIrTE, Natchitoches, May 18. '77. lion. R. M. Lusher, State Superinten- n dent Public Education : s Dear Sir-The legally elected Gov- tl erument of Louisiana being at last permanently established, with its of several departments-legislative, ex- f ecutive and judicial--in successful tl operation, I venture to submit an in quiry to your consideration, and res pectfully beg a reply at your earliest conven ienlcee. I write this letter at the request of several gentlemen who were engaged last year, like myself in public school contjline it thb outrinss ulbuer your J atdlninistration. You are not pet'htps ignorant of ci the fact that the State is indebted to al the teachers here for services render- ti ed by them during the last year ; in- 1, deed, for the quarter, from the first ti Monday in September, 187ti. Not ti one of them, so far as I know or be- IF lieve, has been paid. They taught $ under contracts entered into with H. C. Myers, tile then treasurer of the , School Board, who had for several tl f months previously cashed their war rants in New Orleans with a kind of c punctuality. They understood per fectly well that in refusing to make t any other but quarterly contracts r with tlheml his motive was to Ilhave Sthe schlools inll opleration ip to and i beyond the time of etection, for thie Spronlotion of partisan ends, anld that c in a certain contingency they mniighit have to look elsewhere than to himn I Sfolr comnpensation for tlheir services. t s Were they not justidied in believ- , ing thiat should thie thien pending Selection resnlt in a change of our0 SState Government, their claims woul t kbe recognized as valid by the new r administration and paid out of the t a first school funds available for tihe Splurlpose ? I coulidently believe they w ere. ( A merchant of thlis city recently e went to New Orleans to buy goods, having several warrants drawn oni Myer s in his possession. On his re turn home lie told the writer and others hie called on you to learn, if possibile, when his warants would be lpaid, and that 3you told him the h. olders of such warrants llmust look , to Myers or his sureties for their pay. SReference was niado to the School ,Board'iecords. An examnination re v, ealed the fact that on January 3, t1877, MyBrii received a voucher from CBrown, ex-Superitendent of Educa tioln, for $2304 9(, the sanme being i drawn on thie Auditor and entitling him to a warrant. Myel received during thile latter Spart of 1876, a iarrant out of the , September apportionmenlt for $13 82 94, and a warrant for $1536 50. out .,of the June apportionmen t. ii FUNDS DRAWirN BY SCIiOOL 'IREAURERS is The books of the State Treasurer t show that the following amounts I were drawn by the parish board i' treasurers named for the years men - tioned, viz : t St. Landry, T. C. Aiderson $40 1 23 90 for 1876.. R ied River, J. M. Harrison $5034 50 -i for 1876, $2013 80 for 1875, $(64 14 for '- 1874. r Caddo, W. A. Welsh $2554 80 for 1876. g. Caddo, C. C. Antoine $'74 50 for r 1876, $159 80 for 1875, $44 94 for '74. a Oscar IIolt, of West Baton Ronge, a was, according to the records, furnish e ed with warrants for $486 90 by the e, Auditor in January, 1877, and cashled ' tlhe sanie on Janiiary 6, the Saturday ie before the loaugluration. i- "Mr. Jones, don't you think womnan ir are morle sensible thian iue1 ?" asked in Miss Smnitlh. And ones, after n scratchlling his favorite bump fir a an moment or two, said: "Why, cer lo tainly they are-they manrry men, 31 1 and men only marry women." Off For Europe. [Dfetroit Free Pres .I G'eorg Carlysle, a prisoner with ,a black eye and a desolate look, mount ed a Ihairel on Jeffi'rsou avenue at midnight lFr iday night and haranguei a crowd. The crowd was comoposed of onii old nman, who was looking for a soft bed in some( doorway. Mr. Car,, lysle didn't ask the lone ;old man to assist hiim to mob the Biddle House; but lie idl; "(Gentlemen, I leave for Europe to morrow to take part in the glorious struggle or for reedom, truth, religion and-tud sunthin' do drink. Who will join mie Y" The lone old man sat on the curb stone hod looked around as if he wonted to jQiu a square meal. "Thou cowtald !" hissed the orator as he looked dow upon the crowd. The old man stared across the sticet at a patenut hitching-post, and made no reply. "'111 begin (tie war right here'" shouted the orator, as he fell off the barrel. "S' uare oftf, old man, and look out for your nose!" The lone crowd dusted down the street yelling "murder I" at the top of his ",icee, UndCarlysle was arrested as he pursued. "\What business have you with this European muddle I" asked the the Judge, as he looked down upon the drunkard. "And, further, who hit you '" "Fell ag!n a house," was the niouirn ful repily. "Lito you want to go to Europe t" 'I'I' like to be counted in when war rages, your Ilonor. "You are a nice specimen to be firound hollering for freedom ! sneer ed the court. You'd better holler for soap and water and a clean hLirt. When did you wash last t" "Wasn't I around during the last war!" protested the prisoner. "I am just aching to be on the skirmish like along the Dan-a-be." "You'll be aching to get out of the House of Correction before your sen tence expires. I'm going to make it sixty days." "Very well, quietly replied the man. "I shall stay up thereo just seven minutes by the atcli, and then run the guard and take the first train for Europe." ''Write me from Kalafat or Erzer ouim, and don't give we any more in formation," remarked the court, and that ended that case. Act No. 98. NO OFFICE, NO MILEAGE OR PER DIEM; tN. Q'. Times:] . ,.1 112.t- ihon r,toth n-.t. ,t,. . .T.. . Juinel, auditor. Judge Rogers, of the fifth District court, yesterday de cided that act 98 was unconstitution al insofar as it appropriated any por tion of the funds to the payment of persons not members of the legisla ture, and no validity attaches to cer tificates or vouchers so issued. This aict, it will be remembered appropriate t $12,500 for pay mint of tile mileage and per diem of returning board members who were not elecled on the face of 1 the returns. Thie attention of the court was called to joint resolution No. 130; which provides for the payment of c the mileage and per diemu of persons returned as elected by the returning a board, but not so elected, aud not en 1 titled to seatsi, etc.; and tihe court C remarked, "it i6 to my 1 mind very t clear since I have been referred toi this joint lesolutiou No. 130, that no n power exists in the general assembly Sto award iayinmeimt to persons tor set Svices as particular State oficers who, Sby the provirions of the resolution it r self, are ldeclared not to be entitled (i to such olice." SIn this case the relator asked that e the auditor be compelled to issue e warrants for ceritin vouchers whichl Y hle held. The court ordered thie man danius to isuic, cinipelling the aidd S itor to v'arrant fior all of the vouch ers except those issued to t. 1. Haui n lett and E. L. Weber, who were re turned by the returning board, but Swhlo werti not elhcted. TIlE tXAY hiAYES IS CARiRYING k THIE SOUTII.-The good effects of . hone t Democratic governmient in Soutli Carolinia aire showl by thle I result of a special electiot in Ches ter County, oil Mondaiy, for a State senator. General W. A. Walker, i Democrat, was elected by 1,000 Smajority over the Rladical nomi nee. C(hester always heretofore gave the regular Rtadical candi r dates large majorities. Judgo e Mackey worked tor Walker. The 3- Democrats also carried Fairfield at County at the special election ott Monday by 1,200 majority. In as November last the Radical majori: er ty was 673. rd NICE PAIht TO BREAK 'filE n DiE3IOCRATS. --- The "Old Line SWhig Native Repdblican Colored Man's Party,"' witi new ReIpubli 50 can leaders imported from the or North I I~n't that a hopeful or, ganiz'ition to absorb or break dor lown tile Democratic party of the South. If that is the best that President Hayes can do in th6 way of formiug his new party, he; I may as well give up and select for he its epitaph, "LDied a borning," ed [Columbus (Oa.) Times.) Lay - Thefirst thing a young man does aon seeing a friend withl a new hat on d is to take it off and serenely try it ou ted his own head. When a young lady ae sees an acquaintance with her new ra bonnet on, she just lifts her nose and serenely wonders "where thile thing en, t that frei-,ht.'