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e J. J. McCook & Bro's
A1 S R1 TMENI1' Op
loods. Boots, Shoes, Ilals & Furniture
Jy13 m BE'fORE PURCHASING El.SEWHERE1IE.
. WALMl:Y. A. W IR sf,:v
C. L. Walmsley & Son,
FRONT STREET, NATCHITOCHES, LA.,
TAPIET,, A.1)N IFAYNCY
Ladies' Dress Goods,
GENTN' 1IT N[ I, IN -( (OOD
rdware, Glassware, Queerlsware, Cutlery,
Tobacco and Cigars.
fact, at this estal)lislunent can he found anything and l'
rthing that 'you need or desire. It is our business to e
the Watlis of' olr c(iIstl lit ers, ad we Ilal ter I nrsel yes
,we can supply the deiil; ,ls o1 ' tim Coillitrv. (i\ve Is a (
as by elose luviºing, ftir dealing and liberality in selling
are deterniicll to ullerit I ;l i l i patlitage that we miay
i. We are also S,hl Agents ihr the
AMERICAN POWDER CO.
. fore in this lile we hav'e uIne(Iiialled advantages.
arouod anii v.tt will see that We ieani just What We say
tfSole gells th, thle sale of
1111 F II1'Tli' IllIOilA~ I, I1lD 'Tl ION IJIN. I
Bagging and Ties a Specialty. H
his flienls and the. pnblic
thbat e will dio all work ini hlas
tha the lowest.
hpows at the low rate of
- l#1l Io material. ,atis.
LDINMS & REPAIRING.
IU1T wCrk ElIloe with
1wýOit rknshi h '
UODECI r, E.
URCH STREET, at, the
public that he sells the
aters to tfile wautsa of
Dee, 11.- thn.
SthI1 in the Natchi
sltoue, there he Iluh
t hours, fresh jucy
~J. McCook & Bro,
`7es, Plantation Sunplies,
. . LINE OF FURNITURE.
S00O TO THE I
(I'mile St. Ann 'rnlluhonune Building.)
(Corner of FosT an a tIoRx Ste.,)
l'or the CIhoiclst. Wines and Liquors.
Mint, Milk and Ice constantly oCi hand.
B. C. RACIIAL,
Oct. 9.-3m. Proprietor.
Oe and Sue me.
S Harming CIGARS.
St. Deuis St. NA 7CHITOCBhE'.
THE POPULAR RESORT.
r tIE PH(ENIX has put on a new life
. since Geo. W. Kile has taken charge
of it., and now caters for public favols.
RICH ST. LOIS BEER 0\' DRAFT
Don't forget, ye thirsty, the PH(ENIX
on St. Denis Street..
GEO. W. KILT,,
May 21.-ly PIroprietor.
(At the Oh! Stand.)'
I am offering at lower prices than everx
Give me a call.
Dec. 7 1878.
STAPLE & FANCY GROCERIES.
('im'ars. lhilmrS, ,te..
, Second Street, Natchiteclhes, La.
At the ahbove establishment can be
Ifniid l it all ies a large atii varied as
soiiilenlt of all goods usually kept in a
ylitst-class Store, all of whiich ar'ie sold at
thle ver'y lowest possible rates. Call and
Wee tifr yourlselves. aug. lI-tf.
Desires to ilnt'irm his friends of the Par
ish and City of Natchitoclhes that he has
agllin relsumed lnsihness, at Mrs, BIel'lk:'s
Old Staind, on Front street, near Hlorni,
where lie has just opened a full line of
FAXCY A0I FAIILY G CEIIIESB,
which lie is prepalred to sell, wholesale
liand retail, at the lowest Ciash prices. lie
invits aill his rictleds to call on hill and
lie conlvinced. jy3-ly
J '. TRICIIEL,
DIRY GOI)ODS, GIIROCERIES, IIARDI
WARE', I)OOTS and SHOES, HATS,
lighlst cash price paid for Cot nd
SHIAVE ,just received, and aiii constant.
13, receiving a largo assortilelt of
which I oti'er to the trle at thll lowest H
calsh prices I
Parltis deshiring to purehlasetfor cash
will find it to their interest to call on l
me, las I ait determintt l not to be uinder.
I will sustain no losses from eredit l
ensolinier'. All goods will hle sold oil
their olWlt Iuiits, lor CANSI ONLIY.
'pIt. -r-3u. S. I. W. KILIE,
( G] ' ( G & FOR I),
COTTON FA CTORS, y
Conu n.i"ssion. ,-Mer clan ts, ,
-D DEALRt I I-
GROCERIES & WES'TERN PROI)UCE
Agenfs P all sa mproired Re/olring Head Gin. Iu
2O, 2 and 2S Levee, l
Selit. 6.-Iv. It*
8HI#I EPOIT ..... - ,A.
JOSEPH C KEYSER, 2
BrickUlaiker annd Layer.
IS PREPAREI) to do all work entrusted f
1 to hiit quickly and in a workmaulike ,
maniuner. Tomiile, Chimneys, Cisterns and a
other work solicited. i
Orders left at BULLARD & CAMP- tI
HELL'S will be promptly attended to. It
lan. 27, lv.
'Mrs. J. P. CAMPBELL,
(C. A. BULLARI)D, Manager.) r
-DEALER IN- -
GRO C ERIE,
CUTLERY, &c., h
A fllll line for the wants of the Coniltryv
FRESH GOODS, LOW PRICES and n
COTTON bought at Highest marketli
P Price, for a
Cash or Merchandise.
Deal in all kiinds of Country Produce.
LEOlE N.IISIIRS & CO.,
T TEN BROECK
LIVERY AHND SALE STABLE,
St. Denis Street,
We al ways ktep a good supply of tile best
HARNESS AND SADDiE HORSES a
I Which we hire, either with or without
drivers, at the most reasonable rates. In
the Feed I)epartment we always keep an
abundant supply of
Good Provender !
And careful, attentive Iostlers, thuls L
we can guarantee sat isfaction invariably.
In the Sale Department we are prepared
at all times to sell o
Ilacks, Carriages and Buggies p
r At as low rates as they can be had in w
North Louisiana, and will make it to re
your interest every time to give us a l]
trial before ordering from any one else. fi
HORSES AND MULES lj
Bought and Sold on Commission to the 0
greatest advantage. It
Furnished with teams at reasonable rates
The long experience of LEON-HIRSH
in the Livery busineus, and his close to
study of the nature and diseases of Hor- Ju
ag, jnstifies him in offering his services at
as a VETERINARY SURGEON to the
people of this community.
* We have the office of th6 Stage Line as
at the Ten Broeek Stable, where *1
ern be secmred to Walte's, Pleasant Hill, W
atnasleld, Keschi, Palmer' Shreveportl t
and all intermediate pointo. I
s [ay 1-.yN, HIm & c 0.
.1 Lively lleaoerm: ice i'lneral Oration.
The lie ,uhlie~ins of C'larindn, Page
SCounty, Iwm. hadl a jollillation
S nmeetinR on Friday night, the 5th
nlit Ae'ordinlg to the Council BlulTff
Ailrpar'iel, they had the biggest kind
of a time, with lilumlnations, tire
works, muesic and speecbitying. Af
ter several R Ipublicatn orators, anong
them Congressmran-elect Rhepburn,
had given vent to their feelings with
at spread-eagle speeches, the crowd
called loudly for Lou B. Cake. Cake
is a Demtoctrat, and the Nmpariel
says he looked too depressed to
speak. but the crowd wouldn't be
put off, so he mounted ther box and
r- mal the following unique speech:
s "FELLOW CITIZENS :-A man usually
attends his own funeral, but it is not'
ii expected that he should talk a great
deal. [Laughter.] I knew the tune
ral ceremonies would go on without
1 me, so I concluded that I had better
e bring in the body. [Laughter.] But
it takes a great deal of grace to sus
:1 tain a man who helps to furnish the I
corpse for an occasion like this.
[Laughter.] Nobody but a Demo
crat could do it. (Applause.) It is
certain that no one save the Demo.
crats have had a chance to try it for
the last twenty years. [Shouts of ap
" plause.] Disaepolatment is the mod.
ern Democrat's birth right, and t
mourning his normal condition.
They took out a patent on disaster
I twenty years ago, and it has never
been infringed. The patent run out t
in 1876, and they have just got it re
newed. Looking over the landscape
of the last twenty years, I behold
acres and acres of busted hopes,
cords and cords of disgruntled am.
Sbtions, barrels and barrels of una
vailing tears, oceans and oceans
strewn with the wrecks of phantom
ships once burdened with Democrat.
ie delusions. [Great applause.] Dis
appointment is an anchor to the
Democratic soul both sure and stead. k
Leaves have their time to fall
And flowers to wither at the north
And stars to set, but all, O, Democrat 0
Thou hast at all times for thine own
"I might say with Shylock, 'Suf.
terance, yea. sufferaucel is the baigt'e
of our tribe.' I could give you 329
reasons for this. [Lttughter.] A law. i
yer offered a juOge sixteen reasons
why his client was not present in
court. First he was dead. Thejudge u
told hin t hat he might omit the other
fifteen. The lirst reason of my 329 is,
we lacked the votes. You will allow
oe to omit the other 38. [Applaus.
vlye consent.] But I could give you
more than 329 reasons. Yea, More-y
letter. John Kelly did it with his
little racket. [Great . applause.] g
Wade Hampton's mule broke his leg a
instead of his neck and Ben Hill
wasn't born a. mule. English had j
foreclosed his mortgages and we
couldn't redeem. Then, b
'Tis the South thaii can supply
Solid comforts till we dlie.
"In some states the greenback par.- 1
ty fell through a crack in their plat- di
form and crippled us. [Laughter.] a!
But Democracy still lives. [Great L
applause.] It's like the mule-it of
never dies. But unfortunately, like m
the mule, while it lives it is forever
throwing its rider.
"It bucked Greeley off and killed
him in 1872. Tilden stuck on till he
passed unaer the wire. [Applause.]
But there was so much daylight be
tween him and this democratic quad.
ruped, the judges counted him off,
although he had his feet in the stir.
rups. This year we got a splendid tr
send off and might have won, but K
the donkey was stricken down n In- th
diana with (g) Landers. [Applause.] pl
We close this chapter of history with
the hope that the story will not be in
continued in our next. [GlCheers.] We th
accept defeat the more cheerfully i
because of the magnanimous man t
ner with which you take the vlictory.
We take it every four years. It is a
standing prescription. It might l
be called the quadrennial ipecac. ex
[Groans.] It works up before elec. tic
tion, ant works down as the returns Co
come in. We thank you forthe mag. ca
unanlmous way in which you have cu
turned out to our funeral. [Applause.]
We congratulate you on the magni- r
ficent and imposing character of the
obsequies." [Here the speaker's it
feelings overcame him, and he re-.
tired amid encoring earthquakes and co
applausive avalanches. th
I Porcelain Manufacture In ]Loui.siana
a Decided Suceess.
We had the pleasure of a visit, the
other day, fromi Mr. Surgi, of the
firm of Surgi & D'Etampes, porce
lain manufacturers of this city. Mr.
Surgi communicated to us the gratify.
ing intelligence that his partner and
himself had fully realized their most
sanguine expectations of the practi
cability of manufactunlog the tfineist
kind of porcelain in this country, at
prices that would sweep the Amerl.
can market, which has hitherto de
pended for that class of manufac
tures upon importations from abroad
-principally from France-to the
amount of fully twenty million dol
As an evidence of his success, Mr.
Surgi showed us some beautiful pre
serve shells, which clearly demon. I
strate the capability of the firm
to eventually rival the celebrated
French manufactures. Of three of I
these specimens, one of them
was made from kaolin Imported from I
France, the other two from material
obtained ln Texas; though all three
pieces were very flne samples of por.
celain ma unficture In finish, snowy
whiteness, trBusparency and sonos
rous char i te It was evident-and
Mr. Surgi dmlitted-that those made
hiom the Texas kaolin were decided. 1
We feel more than gratif.d that C
our urgent recommendations for the
Inauguratio)-and prosecution of this t
valuable industry should have been C
so ably and fully endorsed by this en.
terpreng firm; forwhom we earnest.
ly hope that their future business
may be commensurate with their de I1
eerts and yield them, in the not dis.
tant future, a golden harvest, as the
Just reward of their untiring energy
and unwavering determination. t
It is said that Kate Claxton puts t
snow on her neck when she p'ays the a
"Two Orphans," t make her shiver. ii
We lwa upp ed the otherowpbhn .
t i tto het bg.bar toot .toa
makes he;9bývei. A. womm'sb ure,
toot best. by thhtpeis. .
II Plant I,s C(otlon.
I MArksville Bulletin.] '
( Our planters will soon be busily
Soccuphied Iwmaking preparations to
1 nmmencec another year's crop.
re From now on their closest attention
. will be given this suhj~ct. Expe.
rlence is said to be the safest and
best of teachers and we hope our
people will profit by the lessons
d which they hnve received during the
, past year. "Plant less cotton," has
:, been the alvice of almost every
o newspaper, and the theme has been
so much dwelt upon that it has be.
d come almost obsolete. Neverthe
less the advice which has been so
honestly given has unfortunately
t. been unheeded. And was has been
t the result? Not the thriftiness
. hich the incredulous cotton plant.
t er expected but an invariable failure
Sin his calculations. *
i As we write, on the very thresh.
Sold of another year, we see the de
plorable sight of one-half of the cot
ton planted last year yet ungathered
in the ields, and the only good it
will over do the hard worked farmer
will be to add a little to the fertility
r of hise soil. Most of the other pro*
ducts have been gathered and hous
ed and with comparatively Ilttle
trouble. Our planters must cease to
pay so much homage to cotton; they
will never attain that prosperous
condition so devoutly wished for, if
they make it the chief product. Let
corn and the other cereals take prom.
inence for once and a great change
for the better will soon be apparent.
Cotton culture is too uncertain, the t
revenue derived from It too inade.
quate for the work it requires and
besides it has too many drawbacks
to make it the principal industry.
Through the incomparable fertility
of our soil and the herculean work
devoted to the crops our peo le have 5
kept a pace with the times, but how
much more prosperous they would e
have been had they engaged In more a
profitable industries ? a
We enter to-day upon a future full r
of hope. It is left to us to improve e
on the situation, if possible. With I
the proper and sole attention to our ti
agricultural interests it can be ac- 1.
'omplished. We believe we have ti
reached that tide which, accordlin g
to Shakespeare. if taken at the flood
leads on to fortune. We are blessed II
with peace and quiet in our govern. 'l
mental affairs. Vultures no longer 13
prey on our vitals -a government of II
our choice presides over our destinies. n
With polities we must for the pres.
ent sever all connection. That sub- V
ject must be consigned to a merited d
oblivion. Let howlers and political P
agitators cry themselveshoarre about ci
our bad laws, bad legislature, bad t
government, etc., but the ears of the 81
agrluculturist must be deaf to such a1
stuff. Our pure and honest Chief tf
Magistrate will see that our State be o0
not bankrupted and our escutcheon
blurred by any act. That should be IP
sufficient. It is left to us to build up IN
our fortunes, populate our waste i
places by inviting an honest and n- in:
dustlioins immigration, and, above 01
all, to not stick so closely to cotton. nm
Let us take warning from the result bi
of last year's cotton crop, and re-. c
member with the poet that, u
Experiencejoined to codinon sense,
To mortals given is a providence. '
j Plantation Tramway.
i. (Donaldsonvile Chief.
r We learn that a newly invented
Id tramway is in use on Mr. Dunean F.
ut Kenners Ashland Plantation, in
this parish, and has proven a com.
.] plete success, effecting a considera
j ble saving of labor, time and expense
in the transportation of cane from
re the fields to the sugar house. The
ly track, we understand, is con
. structed in lioht sections which can
be quickly jnloed together, thus
a rendering it a matter requiring com
t paratively little time and labor to
c. extend the road into any desired por
tion of the field and to change its
course of location so as to keep the
cars always within reach of the cane
re cutters or windrows. Messrs Kenner
and Brent have been operating the.
1. tramroad as an experiment, anJ are
e reported to be highly pleased with
, its results. It is probable that in the
not distant future, a tramway will be
d considered a necessary adjunct in
the economy of every large plantsa
tion and many of the smaller ones.
a The advantages afforded by a road
of the simple and portable character I
of that in use at Ashland would be I
patent under any circumstances, but
they are pre-eminently apparent in a I
season like the present, when lon (o
continued wet weather has ir ade the 4
hauling of cane from the fields a te- 4
dious, expensive 'and mule killing
process. We shall endeavor to ob- 4
tain further particulars in regard to ,
the construction and operation of
t the new tramway and lay the same t
t before our readers as matter of gent I
The most remarkable discovery of I
I the age has been made in Kanasu.
Sust as the anti-liquor law is about f
to go into offect in that State, a man
sinks a well, and strikes a mineral I
spring with medical properties, and
what is stranger still the water has a
the smell and taste of whisky. It "
would appear that nature itself dis- '1
I approved the law, and had turned ti
r saloon keeper and opened a whisky
shop in the geological apartments of I
the earth. The owner of the subter. e
ranean saloon sells the water at ten I
cents a glass. Some say it is a fraud, P
and the well is only a whisky-barrel
set under ground. But the good,
mperance people who patronize o
e well, and would not drink whie- g
iky in any shape, do not accept the t]
idea that it is a fraud. They say p
that the water is prepared in nature's al
own labratory and it must be good, it
even if it is distilled liquor. If this
thing is not suppressed, and it be. d1
comes generally known that the a
springs and wells of Kansas produce ti
whisky, the negro exodus will in- hi
crease that there will not be a negro o1
left in a Southern State in twelse
We perceive by our exchanges. ,
that our progress in manufacturing i
enterprises Is being closely watched is
by our Northern friends who are
evidently, convinced that it will be
impossible to compete with the a
South If she proeete her reat t
lenterprises energetIcally Tis a
shu hsoave been patent to all of uait
mi.any ye" r a o -t I..,, better .t e
hamw n (vmr n°n r Viot.
The Sunday Magazine for February.
This is the second number of the
ily ninth volume of,this excellent perl.
to odical, which is now conducted, we
Po see, by the Rev. Alfred Taylor, an
pe- experienced correspondent and edi
ad tor. The former editor of The Sun.
or day Magazine, Rev. Dr. Deems, will,
e it Is announced, be henceforth a reg.
be ular contributor, and other attractive
'as features have been added which will
ry increase Its already great popularity.
en The present number is literally
;e: crowded with good things, of which
our space will only permit a general
ly notice. "The Temperance Move
'ly ment," by Alfred R. Guernsey,
n"Missionary Succebses in Tahiti," by
st the Rev. Daniel Edwards, "Charac.
i- teristics of the Esquimaux," are re.
re plate with interest and information,
Sand liberally illustrated. "Hard
SPlaces in the Bible," by Rev. Dr.
a- Deems; "Women of the Bible "I
t "lnternational Sunday-school LIa
id sons," "The Home Pulpit," etc., are
i among the many noteworthy fea
er tures, In the department of fiction
ty "Out of the World" is continued, and
0 there are numerous short stories,
se sketches, essays and poems by dis.
le tinguished writers. The miscellany
tois unusually abundant. In fact, the
Y number is a rarely attractive one in
9 its literary and artistic features, and
it highly creditable to the editor. It
st contains 128 quarto pages and over
IO 100 Illustrations. $3 a year; single 1
e copy, 25 cents-postpaid. Frank
Leslie's Publishing House, 53, 65 and
67 Park Place, New York.
The Secret of Success.
T [Country Visitor.]
k The disasters of this year demon- v
e strate that the special crop system t
w which prevails all over the South and I
d especially in Louisiana must be
e abandoned or modified to a consider
able extent. All cane, all cotton, all
11 rice or all anything else, is not true
'e economy. There must be a diversity
h wherever there is liability of loss and
Ir the cultivation of our three great n
staples is so hazardous that it par- t.
takes largely of the nature of a S
gambling enterprise. n
When everything is favorable- ri
d stand, weather and prices-the plant- d
Pr fills his pockets and all is serene. ri
r But things are not always favorable; a
f Indeed, something gets out of joint f
. nearly every year and the planter J
looks on and sees his bright hopes sa
vanish like the "baseless fabric of a ft
I dream" without power to avert im- p
61 pending ruin. Did not our cotton If
t crop promise an unprecedented yield g
a this year? Were not sugar planters g
e sure of a large profit two mon'hs ti
b ago ? And what is the reality ?. Ut
f ter ruin to many and a crushing load ai
of d'.bt to others. al
" We attempt too much, and the ex- al
pease of so doing Is out of all pro. p1
> portion to what it should be. We of
make large nlovestments and incur w
heavy liabilities to produce hazard- t.
B ous crops. We place our time and p1
money at the mercy of ignorant la
C borers who are sure to make our ne- w
cessity their opportunity and leave ha
us Ielpless at their slightest whim. te
We buy too large a portion of our so
supplies. If we cannot raise our own H
grain, corn, fodder, pork and such tb
like necessaries, we shall be sure to It
make an ignomlnous failure, sooner
or later. If we do raise these we are
reasonably certain of success. True,
it seems easier to buy in the markets,
and sometimes it does appear more
economical to do so, but in the event ye
of failure to make the special crop, co
how are the bills for these supplies go
to be paid ? a
This subject has received the ear- c
nest attention of our best agricultu. -u
risis and is universally conceded WI
that lasting success can only be ob of
tained by a judlicious diversity of he
crops. In our favored State this can Is
be done to a greater degree than Lh
anywhere else. In addition to our we
cereals, esculents and fruit, stock is
raising is one of the surest, quickest WI
and easiest means of obtailang the 4
desired object. Mild winters, excel. 1o
lent pasturage and ready markets all ye
favor the stockman, who may also be rc
a cotton, sugar and riee planter. fa
) New Tarletles of Our Great Staple.
s. [Now York Weekly Cotton.]
s. An Arkansas correspondent sends
kd us some particulars about a new
er kind of cotton being raised in that.
>e State. The stalk and leaves are saidl
it to be dark red. The parts of the
a plants are differently shaped from
In other cotton. It is superior both in
le quantity and quality of lint, to other
e- cotton grown beside it. The seed is
g said to have been brought to this
b- country by an old colored man from
:o Africa .who left the States in 1871.
)f The seed was presented to a gentle
e man in Hempstead County. The
i farmers report that it will make an
exceedingly large amount of lint to
the acre. It is, besides, a very orna
,f mental plant.
Another new cotton is becoming
It famous as the most prolific of first.
Selays fibres of the world. Dr. J R.
sI Blacaby oh'ained four houndred
d seeds in 1878, frcim the Benegambia
s mission in Western Africa and is now
t matting three thousand pounds of
untland to the acre. Blackaby, from
the first 400 seeds, says he raised a
bale of cotton weighing 520 pounds.
The seed loses none of its original
excellence, though no doubt, good
cultivation will have much to do with
preserving its prime capacity.
,It is claimed that Samuel Moody,
of Charlestown. Vt., is the champion I
gourmand of the world. He is tbir. a
Sty-five years of age, and lives on the'
poor farm in that town. Not lono I
ago, at a single sitting In the hotel I
in Island Pond, he disposed of six
quarts of oysters, with soup, eight
dozen crackers, forty larre dough. I
nuts, and six mince pies. He claims 0
t that his mother can beat him, as he e
has known her to eat a ten-quart pan a
of baked beans at one sitting. a
There is an old man living on
Bayou .combe, who has literally
entered his second childhood. Re
is seventy years of are, and for a
number of years has been toothless
sal blind. IMt year, however he
completely regained his eyeýight, I
and also a new set of teeth. Thelat -
Sterare small like the nt teeth of as
child. This is not the st ease of at
the kind on record, although tbe p
amre or vry rr oMM.-u,,
ry. tilants Thirty Feet High.
ie We of the present day are merely
'[ "Tom Thumbs,' when compared
Ne, with the huge Individuals of anti
The Glant Galbara, brought from
' Arabia to Rome under Claudius Car
0- ear. was near ten feet.
II, Funman, who lived in the time of
g Eugene II., measured eleven feet
e and a half.
ill The Chevalier 8corg, in his voy.
Sage to the Peak of Teneriff, found in
one of the caverns of that mountain
hthe skull of a Guance, which had
al eighty teeth, and it was supposed
that his body was not less than fif
teen feet long !
SThe Giant Ferragu, slain by Ar
. lando, nephew to Charlemagne, was
e. eighteen feet high.
In 1590. near St. Germaine, was
I found a skeleton whoseskull held a
bushel of corn, and whose body must
have been eighteen feet long I
Platerus saw at Lucerne the hu
man bones of a subject nineteen feet
The Giant Buart was twenty-two
d and a halt feet high; his bones were
found in 1605, near the banks of the
, river Moderi.
In 1613, near a castle in Dauphine,
e a tomb was found thirty feet long,
a twelve wide and eight hi ~, on
d which was cut the words, " Ketolo
It chus Rex.' The skeleton was found
,r entire, twenty.five feet and a half
e long, ten feet across the shoulders
k and five feet deep from the breast.
d bone to the back.
Near Mazarine, In Sicily, in 1516,
was found the skeleton ofa giant
thirty feet high I His head was the
size of a hoggshead, and each of his
teeth weighed five ounces.
Near Palerno, in Sicily. 1n 1548.
was found the skeleton of a giant
n thirty feet long, another thirty three
ri feet high, in 1550.
A Tea Farm.
I We learn with pleasure that Com
t missioner LeDuc has arranged to es
- tablish a tea farm at Summervllie,
S. C. This place is about twenty
miles from Charleston-a summer
- resort. It is in the pine region, san
dy soil, aqd on a ridge, not high,
running th'rough the State and ter
minating at Augusta, Ga. In the
fall of 1855, the writer of this saw, at
r Judge Pressley's, at Summerville,
I several tea plants, about five or six
1feet high, and growing well. The
" plant resembles somewhat the camel
I a or cape jessamine. It is an ever
green, bears a beautiful flower, which
gives out the peculiar perfume of
It is a very ornamental shrub to
any garden. It the plant grows well
at Summerville it would flourish all
along the Jackson railroad in our
pine woods region. We hope some
of our readers residing in the pine
woods will take Che trouble to try
the experiment of cultivating the tea
Col. Peck, agent of the Wheeler &
Wilson Sewing Machine Company.
had commenced the cultivation of
tea plants at his place, on the Jack
son railroad, previous to the war.
His death, we suppose, put an end to
the experiment, but there can take
it up where he left off.
e, An Old Farmer's Wisdom.
re One wt o has tilled the soil for forty
at years, and meantime accumulated a
p competence and given his children a
ee oo education, says his experience
has taught him these things: 1. One
r* acre of land, well prepared and well
o. cultivated, produces more than two
Swhalchb received only the same amount
b of labor had on one. 2. One cow,
of horse, mule, sheep or hog well fed,
bn is more profitable than two kept on
in the amount necessary to keep one
,r well. 3. One acre of clover or grass
k is worth more than two of cotton
st where no grass or clover is raised.
e 4. No faermer who buys oats, corn,
j. fodder and hay, as a rule, for ten
l years, can keep the sheriff away
1e from the doori the end. 5. The
farmer who never reads the papers,
sneers at book farming and improve.
meats, always has a leaky roof, poor
C. stock, broken-down fences and com
plains of bad "seasons." 6. The
farmer who is above his business
Isand inatrusts it to another to manage.
w soon has no buslness to attend to.
Lt 7. The farmer whose habitual bever
age is cold water, is healthier,
e wealthier, and wlser than he who
I does not refuse to drink.-[American
i Censur returns from the Southern
States of Alabama, Arkansas. Geor
gia, Louisiana and North Carolina
show the following rate of increase
e of white and blacks:
o Alabama-Whites,27 per cent; ne
o groes, 26 percent.
Arkansas -White 61 per cent; ne
groes, 88 per cent.
Georuta-Whites, 27 per cent; ne
groes, 32 per cont.
Louisiana-Whites, 2 Iper cent; ne
33 Itr cent.
North Carolina-Whites. 29 per
Scent; negroes, 33 per cen,.
It will thus be seen thbt with the
exception of Alabama the negro race
Shas been incresing more rapildly
than the wites nla the Southern
I States. The same fact has also been
shown by the census returns of South
Carolina and Maryland.
The Grand Jury of 8t. Lmndry is
after those who have failed to give in
proper assessments with a sharp
stick. It appears that the assess
nent for the parish under the heal.
ing "money in poesssion. money
loaned," etc., only agRregates $500,V
given in by three persnsn. The grand(
ury discovers that the records of the
parish show a capital of over 10oo,.
000 which Is not shown on the asuese
meat roll, and recommends that the
assessors shall make an additional
assessment of it. "thus establishing
a taxatlon that shall be equal and
uniform on all taxabk. property.'
Other grand juries might follow the
example of that of St. Landry with
profit to the State.
Edward Riehardson, of New Or.
leans, Is called there the "cottoa
king" of Amerlea. Re Is said to be
worth lSoM0,ooo .. - e owns. .e o
twelve Gotton Platuome l "h
lfrom Ifis , thousand to tweity
thous bales Og CR61m ma POtDWA