OCR Interpretation

The Planters' banner. (Franklin, Attakapas Co., Lou.) 1849-1872, September 21, 1870, Image 2

Image and text provided by Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86053688/1870-09-21/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

D. Dh .--- .M Editor.
% D335DAlr. SEPTE UDE 51n . 15T0.
rr - ------ Pt
T.ran of Snt erliPtton i1
hreef subscrlber who paysa t this s5cc.In Vrsuklifl.
pa ctually Inadvance. wibll be enItled to a deductIn of it
tw sty pe ret.fro the above pre i
Ternm of A dvertiing.
Thle 5pat of tfnlines,oroneeqular, is Nonparht'itype
o Sets eslttutlflg a square, to-Wit:
One owk. L 30; two woeks. 25; threeweek, .
q tr woos4S3 75; Iva wewek.N 235.
Wen ttq Isnot a.eMedhort . .ertisementswlt wili (
p'Ishedt h'e weeks and charged aceordiuglJ.
Th.e spae of ten lineo for one month, $3 :3; two
mnotls. $3 75; three months. $7 50.
A olaum of the BA- ER contalnt 27 squares of non
Attlee oAp,'PWfor Adoinistratorship of Estates. . a"
QomeloaIOl Notice .........................10
A -onaaeatofcandidates ofooce ............. 10 .
K. ered¶Y3fore radveetus. job work, or sbserip
tins, ree.-byspecial argeemSent.
FrakLliu. June, 30.1al9.
We are autborised to announce Dun. ETHAN ALLN
a. a candidate for the office of PARISH JUDGEI
of the Parish of St. Mary. Election in Novemlber
We art anthorized to announce Mr. HENRY HtUNT
(INTON as a candidate for the office of SHERIFF of
the Parishof St. Mary, at the elet ioon in November
ebitorials anb Otllhr 2rtidts.
Thanks to Mr. N. Keyes, of the steamer
Peerless, for late Northern papers.
Capt. Gates has just received a large
stock of furniture, which he will sell oR
reasonable terms. Give him a call.
A correspondent of the N. 0. Times, wri
ting from Louisville, says the new boat,
Iberia, left that place on the 16th for New
The official report of the Board of Health
sates that there were fifty-two deaths from
yellow fever in New :Orleans for the week
ending September 18.
The travelling public mae anxiously lok
ing for the appearance of the new boat
built this summer, under the supervision of
Capt. E. B. Trinidad, and which was looked
for last week. It is now said we may ex
pect her about the first of October.
The cotton worm has made its appearance
on many places along the Teche and in the
prairies, but are not yet very numerous,
and as they will have to nest up and generate
a new army of invasion, the damage cannot
be great, since three weeks are required to
develop the next batch of destroyers.
We are pleaed to learn that te youngr
men of Franklia have evinoed a determisa
tion to enliven our little city with good
oudo; a brass band having been organised,
and styled the P"Frankli Amateur Brass
la*d." We wish our young friends every
5UOO5. •
now or nge herii no am a poS.
aubility of smoh being .a ms inassi ~., -
ability of the citizens, in all villages likely
to be visited by it. taking effective precau
tions to wall it out.
Cobblers are always worse shod than other
men, and the owners of large herds of cat
tle are often without milk, and rarely or
never taste butter, unless purobased at enor
mous prices, paid to the superior thrift and
skill of Northern and Western dairymen.
The best rule to be governed by, in esti
mating the probability of finding a well
eonducted dairy on a ranch or stock farm,
is to count the cattle, and their lazaries will
be in an inverse ratio to the number found.
We nveryet met with an exception, though
possibly one may exist. p
aSee mew, who fancy they have the fac
ulty of lifting the curtain that shuts dut the
fiutbr from the game of the great mass of
mankiad, oofidently predict an early and
severe winter this year. We by no means
wish to se them establish their claims to
the gift of prophecy as regards the lItter
part of the prediction. Jbot, under existing
ciro.,estaces, we would not object to the
visitioa of Jack Frost at an early day. JJis
appearamsc weobd be fatal to the prospects
of his troublesome and unweloome worship,
Yellow Jadk, and force him into esil, with
even more oelerity thea King William did
A Free School has been opened at New
Iberia under favorable auspices, with an at
tendance on the flrt day of thirty sobhars.
A separate one will be provided for the. ol
ored children. And if this arreagement
continues, all cause for complaint will van
Isb, and things go on smoothly. If the ob
ject is to give instruction to all. poor and
rich, white and bleek alike, the course
adopted, being eminently jest, cannot but
be productive of good results in the long
)No one hut a lunatic. fanatic, or mischief
maker, intent upon social and political eome
motions for the purpose of self-aggradise
meat, would wish to see mixed schoole;
which could not but end in the destruction
of the whole system of public instruction.
if not in bleedebed and the rain of the
weaker race.
With lakes, bayou. sad bays crowded
with the most coveted of table luxuries, our
markets are as bare of them as the panniers
of the Bedouins of lobsters and shrimp.
While the citizses of Western towns oan
daily luxuriate upon the delicacies of lakes
hundreds of miles away,we can only wish for
those within a mile or two of our doors, and
surfritour cravings with mere thoughts of
the proximity.
New Orleans is pretty wdil supplied, but
outside of her limits, the lover of placatory
dainties must play Isase Walton and baadk
his own rodad s line, if he would fiad sch
things 9pon his table. This . rprises as
less, however, when we resct, that In a
country where good gardens can be mala
taimed almost the year reund, the markste
aw# poorly supplied with interior vegetales,
at prices so high that few families os aard
to iv. r.;: s'"I-N to their appetites.
'lThe, d(l ftr huolling an eleotion to fill6111
.the varios offices that wiM bgpme vacant
otherwise in '71, i. rap..ºqlypp(c.Inel41g. bitt
Jdo's not elicit the attention it meritts nt the
hands of a Ieoplle so long he viti of 9o "e
pression and the th t etouP 1olaties r
in everything connect d iwith their temporal I'rc
well-being. Can it b that wn ave lbecome
jnnured to pecnniary and political hardship : ug'
to suchac etatentas w. longer to bhe euii- bu
ble of the degradation so patent to all the thi
wI orld beyond our limits! all
Will we continue to bug the gyves and ia
stsek.4.-1tshem4. t is. tea pelittel, so
ciat.l and moral elistence, esteemilg them ba
evi.encs of our power of endurance in sr
a good cause
Some will not register, or, if registered.
will not vote. beoaeseathey consider the sic.- a'
cess of the thieves and cutbroate a foregone w
oo conclusion. Nothing is so well calculated er
to insure our defeat as apathy, since it can o0
have no result other than that of enc,'urag-°
ing our enemies. A good run may be bet- I
ter than a bad stand. when escape is practi- it
cable, butif our flight would lead us into,a
greater diflculttee and more imminent peril, p
prudence would counsel a stubborn resist-, t'
" ance. With the success of the Radical con- t
of dors, we must look for a Pelion on the Osesa
er of taxes now almhnost insurmountable, heavy t
doses of social emnetics on stomachs already I
deficient in tine, and monstrous nests of :
Sabriminations ready for incubation. We
ter may be defeated, it is true, by fraud al
though the chances aro in our favor. but ifl
we sit still and suck our thumbs, we cer-I
rge tainly must admit the fairness of it, if right ,
on in reprobating and condemning the sele
tibns thus made.
Let every man register. and having
ri- done this, secure every vote lie can,:
Mat, whether of a white or black man; and!
ew when the polls ale opened, go up manfully!
and do his duty, while at the saume tuime
using his utmost endeavors to lead others in
lth the same path. "'Eugland," said the
'om greatest of navel heroes, at Trafalgar, *"ex
eck pacts every man to do his duty."- And
o oaisiana looks for the same filial regard
for her honor and political, social, moral and
wk- pecuniary welfare at the hands of her sons.
Who has liid. Judge Train or the IL:,
j fqurche Repoublican; for the question of
veracity seems now to be narrowed down to
a vis-a-vis issue between these "hail fellow
well met" Radicals in regard to the suit
broughtbefore Judge Etie, of the parish of
Iberia, against thaeditors of the New Iberia
'Iimeafor damages at law, to repair certain
wounds inflicted upon the feelings of the
district dispenser of law and equity. as well
as abrasions, punctures and contusions of
his legal and judicial ermine.
Our assertions were based upon those of
te Times and the statements of the seniorI
Seitor thereof, who has come out, ini the last'
number of that journal, over his own proper
ssiaiture, and reasserted facts well known
t4 every one in New Iberia, and to be found
os a znoousana peopje. .unwl a~nwm-t~ie ,
.fapt. This . would be an evidence of insan
it)- more glaring than that displayed in suing
a country editor for a libel and laying dams
g s at ten thousand dollars; and as we do
net consider ids heour so much in need of
the restraints of a "close jacket" as the
hatnfthy influences of another State institu
Ition,. weare forced to the ouolusion that
!the editor of the Replublican is inflicted
'with the epidemic of lying, which seems to
be an incurable itch instantly awaiting all
who are accessible to Radical fevers.
,ia evideptly a dirty garm eet to be
washed by the judge uld the Republicn,.
aid we would advise both of thern to re
member the advice of their chief and do it
it private. Hit as they belong to a class not
amenable to the established conventionalities
end usages that have attained in this por
tion of the Union hitherto. but are p:opa
gngudits and utilitarians, we suppose it wili
matter little w4ib them whether the public
believes one or both lied, so the end in view
is accomplished.
e BAN.on0. Ms., Sept. I l..'0.
is We are now in Bangor, Me., on the Pe
La nobscot river, having arrived here Saturday y
4, evening. August 20.
b We left New Orleans on timhe evening of B
d Tholt.ay the llth ult., stopped fourteen in
hours at Madison Station. Miss., :seventeen A
hours at louisville, three days and sixteen sti
w hours on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, tir
fourteen and a half hours at Boston. Dis- an
taome travelled, all railroad, betwoen New st,
Orleams and Bangor, 2,290 miles. Stopped lit
i at different places on the road five days and wF
a half. Travelling time, three and a half Sp
days. If no connections were missed, a
d traveller Could go through in about four ant
dave, or five hundred and fifty-four miles he
a day.
| Persmis going North by railroad will do
well to start from New Orleans early in
the week, since the ears, on some of the
roads, do not run on Sundays; and pas- for
sengers have to stop one day when a Sab- thll
' bath overtakes them on the road. Passen
gers skoetd take lunch baskets on the cars, pr
'and pack them well with refreshments. It sl
saves expense and trouble, and the lunches exi
are generally better thaw the meals on the
I route. Then one may eat whes he feels it
r ike it. Lunch baskets, nicely fitted up, Mc
ms ay be obtained at the variety stores in we
the eities. -. the
The connections on the route we took `a
Sare seasonably made, and the arrangements sul
on the line are good the. entire distance co;
between New Orleans and Bangor. mi:
A through ticket from New Orleans to pta
Boston cost us $GI 75. Probably tare I
will become cheaper as competition in- fro
lncreases. and new .lines are beilt. The abc
Sleeping care are good ia the whole line. hit,
The charges were two dollars a night for a
bed, except in some cars where they fur- vit
aish leaning chairs and pillows for fifty go.
cents. pmu
After we passed Loulsville. we felt that Th
the railroads were pretty saet. Their bridges nn,
Iare strong, their telegraphio. arrangements t w.
p ,:ect, rl er aurs, road bed and machinery thr
in good .cder. and their agents and ".Heers about
seem punctual and effloil . ti l
But before reaching t Ohio river some ou_.
ths oaq 'looked at' lketty. from
Their trestewpk bridis bty look also
uapidnus. W9 alway ;felt ttier when plint
e rod >way &Iom tha tthau WhN w ail - Oti
roacehed tllem,. of tl
When we left New OrbCFLas we had an treei
tigreeab!e St. Mary planter as a companion; ,no;
but we parted at Madison Station. After n s:
this we resolved to make no new acquaint- the i
ances on the route, but to travel dumb, and whit
amuse ourself with seeing and thMnking. qace
We hate to talk on the cars. One has to i
bawl until he feels symptoms of bronchitis, like
end strain his ears until he feels that lie is a bun
deaf old man. Mum is the be-t comspanion. n
We passed the Ohio river at Louisville nd.
and Parkersburg in peace, sndl fancied we th
would have a fine time using our eyes and, he
Sears and thinking apparatus, saving up our i
organs of speech for future occasions. But ! sev
we made a snd mistake.
Whllile waiing at a way station ont mrun- igeo
Sing for an express train on the Baltimore whi
aJ nd Ohio Railroad. a plain mnu and his very o
plain wife made their appearance at the sta- doc
- tion. They eyed us pretty closely, as in
- though they wished to scrutinize our moral uv
a status; and when we boarded the cars for
y the voyage over the mountains. the masculine t
y ! partner, of the firm, rather the worst Ihalf of s,
f it, r.sked if we were going to New York. o
! We answered. yes. lie then asked us if we
- i would be kind enough to take charge of his an,
if wife, as she was about to make the trip
r- alone. We said yes, but thought no. There at
it was no dodging, that we could see; and bit
- ,though the lady was decidedly very plain, th
and not very interestiug, there was nothing A
i particularly objectionable to her as a comrn- h
, panion, except that we did not want any dio
Id companion at all; and,. for a stranger, we
ly thought the request. a little brassy, and li
ie quite unceremonious. But we bore it like a
in Christia - philosopher, and made the best of
le : what we couldn't help. e
lBut, as we were seated in the next seat se
ud behind her, she would insist upon making
rd remarks in regard to the scenery, the hills,
nd streams, precipices, etc., and as she was a
. religious lady. she would mix a, little the
ology with it. We strained our ears and
voice, and politeness, till we secretly
prayed for quarters; still she would talk. The
:rattle and clatter drowned the voice so that
of we could not hear one word out of ten. -but
to we tried to look interested, and had to jpre
ow tend that we heard perfectly, when tree
uit brook -hill-church-lhotel-express, etc.,
of without any connecting links. was all our
ria strained ears could grasp. Time and again,
sin we wished the poor lady at home with her
the husband, or that he were on the cars to en
eill tertain her. But fate decreed it should be
of lotherwise; and, like Kirk White, we sub
emitted to its stern decrees.
of! At New York she was in trouble, for fear
ior she could not find the sireet' where her
last "cousin" lived, and we were afraid we would
,er lose our trunk, and not be able to get the
per morning train for Bostor. She said if she
nud 1could find Broadway she could find her
S"cousiin;" so we put her on Broadway. and
man- On thne Baitimoe and Ohio w a ,
ing mistake, our t unk was landed at one station
ma- and our person at another. It took us two
do days to make a junction with the lost trunk.
I of We met it on the express train at Clarksburg.
the As we rolled by a station where we had been
itu- visiting some friends, towards Baltimore,
bat wishing to signalize them that we were on
ted board, we threw out our pooset handker
to chief to the breeze, making a flagtaffof
all our arm, and the white linen snapped like a
whip; and as re passed the station, wishing
., to tell them that our trunk was on the carsm,
u, we sang out, "trunk," and when opposite the
re- station-master, "all," about a hundred yards
it ahead, and when we said "right" we were
tot out of sight and hearing. We have not yet
es heard whether the station-master was en
or. lightened on thie trunk question.
a*. We went from Baltimlore to New York in
ill the night. All the sleeping conveniences
ic we could get was a pillow chair, facing
ew another sleeping gentleman of the same sort,
our feet and legs so tangled together that we
hardly knew which was which and which
i ours. But we assorted them the next morn
ing. and we beleive we made no mistake in
getting the pair that belong to us.
- We made the trip from Baltimore to New
y York in about eight hours.
S Theexpress train on which we went to t
of Boston left New York at 8 A. n., and arrived .
a in Boston at 5 P. x. Distance 234 miles. ,
a Average speed, not including stoppages at f,
on stations, about thirty miles an hour. We ,
d, timed the cars the last forty miles, p
5- and they made it in sixty minutes, and re
w stopped ten minates on the route. Travel
d ling speed about fifty mniles an hour. We
d went by the New HIaven. Hartford and
hf Springfield road. ci
SThe morning train leaves Hoston at 71,
Ur and arrives in Bangor in about twelve
Shours. D)istance about t30 miles.
BANooR, Me., Sept. 14, '70.
On the 23d of August, we took the cars 4
for Milo, forty miles distant, on a branch of
the Penobscot river. tl
This railway runs up through aud to a
pretty hard-faced country. One would not c
suppose such a road would half pay running g
expenses, but it is said to pay pretty well. tl
The soil is generally poor. In Louisiana
it would be considered utterly worthless. C
Most of the Lands are rocky. Some of them
would produce ten thousand tons of rocks to P
the acre. from the size of potatoes to that of
a load of hay. Much of the land has a thin
surfuoe soil of a few inches, underlaid with e
coarse and fine gravel, some of the stones
mixed with it large enough for paving t
In places the rooks have been gathered
from the fields and nmade nto stone walls'
about four feet thick and four feet and a half'
high. for fencing. ft
o,,ne fields which have been well culti- i
v uteri and manured for many years, have
good crops of Irish pototoes and old-fashion j
pumpkins, and good crops of beans and corn.
The corh tassels generally stand about four a
and a half feet high, and the ears ripen about ,,
t.vw, feet above the ground. They have a
'lree r four stalks in a bill, and, the hills li
shout three feet ap.art ,one, wa. ti ,t ,1Jr f"-et I?
thlt `er. Mlo,t of t!,,, fermenº.r- Iplint bu,
on `"r two acres of corn, but tlhy harvest
from thirty toAffty bushels to the acre, and
also get a ocrop of beans a, ialnmap'kins 7i
planted ageng the core. Pa
On theload from liangor to, Stil portions aI
,,f the cowltry are covered with evergreen' w
itrees which look as fre:th amidst it,. hdeep no
snows and biting frots f 4 winter a~ they do
in spring and summetr. The list comuprises
the fir. hemlock, spruce, cedar. jiluiper and
white pine. Thousands of sclee arc fre.
qaeatly covered with this growth w ich ai
thrives In a wet boggy soil. This soil after mI
a long drought. is liable to ttake fire and horn at
like peat. The surface soil is sometimes ol
burned to the depth of several inches,
and the growing trees are utterly destroyed.
Sometimes the roots of the trees burn so that a
the trees fall. Such tires have been raging b
in this part of Maine. n..f~Jther east, tcr e
several weeks.
The farmlers' houses in this colnutry are is
generally good. 'They look nien, e a well v
painted and are comfortable. They show c
what untiring inlustry anld ecolomny iny I
do even in a country whose barren soil is
locked up more than six mouths in the year
in frosts, and the bund covered with snow
over four months.
r In some places the uncultivated lands are
i so poor. and so covered with rocks, that it
an be turned to no c si whatever. One
' could hardly dig a grave without the assist
Sance of a stone mason.
There are numerous bogs in this country
ip whclh produce nothing but scrubby grass
r stunted weeds, some poor water plants and
ad blue berries. There was a frost on some of
oC these bogs this season as early as the 22d of
Ag uAgst. IInndreds of bushels of these blue
n- I berries are yearly pickefdaud sold in the
SI i Bangor market.
ad Though this country has a poor soil and a
d Ihard climate it has many pleasant features.
of These little farms, neat farm houses, well
of cultivated fields. evergreen forests, hills andI
valleys, brooks and rivers, form fine land
at scape scenery which travellers cannot help
"g admire, notwithstanding the hard features
Ils, of the soil and climate.-"
Do you wish to se.e good men in of.ice
a Then register at once, and vote at all hazards.
I Are you indifferent and dejected! Then stay
at home, and assume the distaff and knitting
e needle. Are you mistrustful of the result? !
Then call to mind the old axiom, that *"Faint I
heart never won fair lady," and '"I'll try" I
_ never to be beaten by "I can't do it." Are
you disposed to despair? Then think of
the Bruce and his fellow prisoner, the spi
n, der, of Morton and his seventeen consecu
or tive defeats for the governorship of Massa
r chusetts, with his success in the eighteenth
eflight, and the abolitionists from the day
when Garrison was welcomed to the stand
in Fanuel Hall with a shower of rotten eggs,
to that when Lincoln was seated in the
ar Presidential chair.
Elr Elections are not won by staying at home
ld and chewing the cud of regret. The man
li who voluntarily deserts his post or refuses
Ihe to mount guard with a vigilant enemy in
aer sight, voluntarily emasculates himself of po
nd itical virility, and gwith a slight and appro
ealted position.
ro Superanuated Marshals and military
k. fogies have nearly ruined France. and sap
ped the foundations of a dynasty not long
sinee looked upon as being as fixed as Gi
e braltar, and Impregnable to covert and open
The same fate, we ,,pine, awaits the old
r Democratic frigate, for so many years suc
cessful In close party oonflicts. There are
too many Jonahs aboard; and to have even
g a reasonable chance or hope of winning,
they should be summarily launched over
board, to be swallowed by Radical whales,
who bite freadily at such rotten baits, and
after the electi,n and defeat, be spewed up
by them on the shore of pe petual oblivion.
There are worm bholes, rotten planks and
barnacles enough at the old ship's bottom to
render a voyage across a stormy political
ocean anything but what prn4ent and sa
g gacious party underwriters would feel war
ranted in taking risks upon, without carry
ing a cargo as ominous of disaster as would
be an invoice of felines on shipboard, or an
exodus of rats shorewise. to an old tar fa
miller with good and eviLomens.
With the Scylla of Radical cunning and
brass on one side, and the Charybdis of ne
gro Ignorance and infatuation on the other,
s the most resolute and active of commanders
and pilots are needed. The gouty and rhe
matic may do in calms, or when sailing be- 4
fore gentle breezes, but in storms, and when
scudding under close reefed topsails. their i
place is below decks. And if unwilling to
retire, they should be left to wallow in de
served contempt.
The City Fathers of Franklin. in coun
cil assembled on the" evening of September
16th, passed resolutions establishing a quar
antine against passeaqrs and dry goods
from New Orleans, now said to be suffering
The practicability of fencing the disease
out, is a mooted point, even amongst the
most eminent of the medical faculty, and
as it has not been conclusively settled that
the malady defies the most persistent efforts
to check its progress and confine it within
certain limits, we deem it good policy to
give the unaoelimiated and the believers in
the efliciency of well executed quarantine
regulations the benefit of the doubt, as it
cenant but allay apprehension, and by so
much oonduoe to the peace, comfort and
prosperity of the community.
The opponents of quarantine are gene
rally persons who have already had the dis
ease, stand in no awe of its ravages, and who
very naturally conclude that because it en
tered the town and premises when they con
tracted it, all efforts to exclude it must fail.
During epidemics physicians gather a
harvest such as no other seas in favors them
with, and druggists and undertakers divide
: with them the nugg ts that crop out plenti
fully from the graves of their-the epidem
As we are all prone to keep an eye in the
i direction of our interests, it" ought not to
excite our surprise, with the doubts existing
as to the effacey of quarantines, that some
,f these prfe-sions should denounce them
as useless friters imposed upon personal
liberty and commercial proap -rity.
The following letter, though delayed be
yoad the time when it ought to have bb.eu r aisi
published, will doubtless prove interesting ing t
and eneouraging to the planters of" South-. feren
western Louisiana. We regret that we did tatiol
not receive it at an eaulier date: in ni
Io.T1a0:,u.. .ugý. 1. . 1 di are fi
I). 1DEXNNs r, E.., hle a
D)r.aR Stn:-During my s.journ in Can- dreg
.da for the last two mouths, I have made it then
my duty to visit the agricultural districts for a
and to coa iu contact with a large portion Chi
1of ttie farming population of thIe country. j eighb
A bettor and m.tre in lustriou4 sit of fart. and
ers cannot be fouul anywhere. As you To
are aware. Canada, for the last few years, has all
been, and is still contributing largely to the worl
colonization [of the Western States. Why Ibup
should we should not direct our oflorts to- Orl
wards this e.,untry, and aim to turn the and
current of emigration towards Louisiana ? ma
I tu convine Ad that a thou-and families use
could be persuaded to emigrate to Louisiana i Chi
within the next six month;, if our planters the
would combine for that purpose. The Ca- sac
nadian farmer scarcely realizes two hundred ant
dollaas a year from his labors. Pe
I have matle it my duty to represent to of
- the people of this country, farmers, me- Pa
chanics, etc., all the advantages our Statea1
Y possesses over the Northern and Eastern
States. At the suggestion of several in- an
d fluential persons, I have published, for dis- alr
'f ribution, a circular, a copy of which is here- re
in closed. o
e It has had the desired effect; I am al- all
ready besieged with applications to go to I
a Louisiana. d
a. I now propose, in connection with a few at
.1- influential men here, to open a Colonization ti
'd Bureau, with an agency in New Orieans. d
.- From my circular, you will see that I pro
es pose employing my laborers on a safe basis
the share system, or "systeme mitoyer," as n
0 practiced here and in Europe. This plan
is accompanied with no risk to the planter, h
The farmer grows the crop at his expense. e
and shares with the planter. I am oonvinced
that we must either sell our large estates in
int parcel or work on the tenantry or share sys
y' tem. i
tre MIy object in writing to you is to inform
of our friends that I will leave here about the
i- last of the month. If they wish laborers,
Cu- and will telegraph to me, stating upon whom
a- I can draw for transportation, I will use my
th best endeavors to bring them with me. Ii
td will likely bring some twenty families with
gs, me, taking advantage of the departure of
the the Iberia from Louisville to bring them to
destination. I would recommend parties
me wanting laborers to take whole families.
can Those telegraphing will please ;state if they
sea wish to pay wages, and how much they will
n pay. I am not prepared to say how much
P the transportation will be, as I intend tole
r graphing to Col. Tucker, of the Illinois Con.
I regret that my presence is so much rc
:ary quired at home that I cannot delay my de
a.p- parture, but I hope to have a bureau estab.
Ong lished here, before leaving, that will supply
Gi- all the wants of the people. Many rse
ý.e ehanies, bricklayers, carpenters, wheel.
.Id wrights, etc., have already applied to go to
,c- Louisiana.
are A. DUPERIaa
On Friday last we had an opportauity af- I1
- forded us, from the deck of the Peerless, for -
inspecting the appearance of the cane crops
on the lower part of the Teche, and found
many of the fields waving with a luxuriant x,
growth, that reminded us of a dozen years
or more ago.
Below Franklin, and in the vicinity of
Centreville and Pattersonville, the crops dc
not look so well as .they do above, but this
may be owing to the want of rain, so much
Ineeded at this time of the plant, and which
has been rather scarce in those neighbor
hoods. While from Jeanerette up scarce a
week passes during which showers fail to rt
fall, below the reverse has been the case.
The parish of Iberia hair been favored pe
culiarly during the summer months, for three
consecutive seasons, and the crops of cotton,
corn and sugar eano have each, during those
years, very nearly reached their highest per
In '68 the yield was reported, in someo i n. J
stances, ,from choice pieces of cane, over, r*
three hogsheads, and last year the resulti"
fell but little short of the same figures I no
around Fausse Pointe, and in ot'ir locali- Ent
ties. The year '70 will come up to cither B
ef the preceding ones, provided no untoward by i
~~l~~n .-lL, 1-1
S YELLOW FE.v.--Since the article in our i ch
d last issue about the yellow fever in Washing. u
at ton, six persons have died there, five of
whom died on Saturday. last. They are
Mrs. Oubuisson, Mr. Smith and two of his
na children, and the child of Mr. F. I, Pitre. oI
to The sixth death occurred on Wednesday iere
n night. .O
in. flr. Adolphe Lague died at Barry's Land- p)b
ing on Monday night, Mr. Dubourdieu and evi,
a child of Mr. Raymoud Deshotels died the A
o next day, if we are not mistaken.
d On San4ay last, Mrs Alfred Reed died at: -n
Mloundille. near Washington.
A son of Col. F. B. Brand, aged about 121
died on his father's plantation, a few miles
from town, on Tuesday morning. It isi '
1o thought that he contracted the disease at
- Barry's Landing on Sunday. a. ;
All of these deaths are from yellow fever.
Although there are a great many sick at
i Washington, only one "death has occurred Ftiei:
a since Saturday. The fever readily yields to t
n attentive treatment. . i
le At BIarry's Landing several persons still "Mari
have the yellow fever, two of whom are dan
gerously ill.
' Our town is thus far totally exempt from
the yelklw fever. The quarantine appears ;
to be enforced strictly enough to make us
hope that we will again this year escape an
pid'emic.----Olelousas Courier. e
.A uedic.al student says he has never able to o
discover the bone lof contention, and desires a
to know whether it is not hitnatel very ner i,
the jwlw.Ine. A
.bor Ia Lenhilana-Cempnrative Value AI
of Swedes., (;aauen and Nlgreay. 1;:
A gentlomin largely engaged in :c,,:tu .,...
aising in Louisiana, gives us somn interest- ''
lug facts about the comparative value it of lif- Fe
ferent kinds of labor employed on his plan- ",
tation. Iis main force is negroes, abut lb -
in number, whom he hires on the fillowin,
terms: The mules and all the tole requirel !
are furnishe by him, and he makes reasona- ..,
hl. adv:uic. i f.r fjo f1 and lothi'lg; and the :'
negroes give him half a bale of cotton to the }in
:ere, and have the rest of the prolduct fur f :"~'
themselves, reimbursing him for his outlay ,i-,
for subsistence, etc.
He was fortunate in engaging twelve r
Chinese at New Orleans who had ~erved t
eight years under co,ilie contracts in Cuba, r,
and were experienced in plantation work. .r
To these he gives one-half the profits over '
all the expenses; supplying mules and the to
working capital, and advancing means for Tt
supplies as .wanted. HIia Swedish employes, r.
but few in number, were obtained in New i
Orleans, where he found them out of work, no
and glad to accept the same ternms that he I;
made with the negroes. It
The Swedes, though not as skilful in the a
use of the hoe (for want of practice) as the I to
Chinese and negroes, are in other respects'
the best hands. They cultivate thoroughly
and carefully, keep the mules in flue condition,
and take good care of the tools. The cli
mate and the labor seem to agrce with them;
perfectly. But, of course, a large supply
of Swedes, or other white laborers, from any p
part of the world, cannot be depended on,
although their remuneration, in a g.od sea
son, would be ample.
* Next in order of value stand the Chinese,
and those employed in the case under notice
are decidedly inferior to the Celestials more
recently imported direct from hIong Kong.
They are fully as industrious as the negroes,
neater in details, better mechanics, and in
all respects more satisfactory. In the use
of liquor they are more temperate than the
Sblacks. It should be said that the freedmen
do much more work when Chinese or others
are competing with them (on separate por
tions of estates, however, since it is not
deemed expedient to have them labor to-i
Li PoiSai is a Chinese doctor who hasn
made much money and fame in San Francis
co, and this is his his diagnosis of the case
of an American gentleman who consulted
him: "'I think you too much dance, too much
eat, too much fool round. If you dance you
no get better; too much eating no good; too
much fooling round no good. Good-bye."
A correspondent says: "When a musician is
'played ont,' andl comes; to a 'rest,'j on what i
foes he lean? Why, on his 'staff,' of conrse."
··--- - L- 1·~1) O·C~lJ ||1
TO 'At. .""' W"
I know thou art gone to the home of try i,4t.
Then why should my soul he so sad o
I know thon hait gone where the weary are btle't
And the mourner looks up and i+ glad;
Where love has put off, in the land of its birth
The stain it had gathered in this;
And hope, the sweet singer that gladdt'nd the earth.
Lie- sleep on the bosom of blijs.
1 know thon art gone where thy forehead is starr'd
With the beauty that dwelt in thy soul,
Where the sight of thy loveliness cannot be marrt
Nor thy heart be Sung back from its go.a.
I know thou hut sipped of the Lethe that Bows
Through ealand where they do not forget,
That sheds over memory only repose,
And takes from it only regret,
In many a token and sign.
I never looked up with a wish to the sky.
But a light like thy beauty is there,
And I hear a low murmur, like thine in rep'y.
When I pour out my soul in prayer.
And though, like n mourner that site by a tombi,
I mR wrapp'd i r' a mesle of care,
Tet the grief of my spirit. O, call it not gloom I
Is net the black grief of despair;
By sorrow revealed, as the stars are by night,
Par off a bright vision appears,
And hope, like the ralabow, a creature of light,
Is born like the raiabow In tears."
Ueor& & Clrtitrms,
No. :. Peters Streeet, Between Biealie and Conti, pi
Iew Ore;, I r
Respeetfully sjliet rolsignmeats of Cotton, Sugar, Rice, to
Wool, Mos, Ilides, Poultry, Egg. etc. .4. I.
loohasggoa, lU., Aurerr.
Fruit and ornamental trees-Nrser)- Stock. Rlooti
Ora.t ., rap.., Ererdreen., Shrubs, Rose. , ledge and
(reenhouse Plants, Flower ulbs for Full tulilp, etc.,
Colored Fruit and Flower Plaesu. All at wholesale and
retail. Send ten cents for emlalogaea.
Seaptl4 m Bloomington, 11.
a.c Clk.rlae CoIege.
Parish St. Landry. La.
This literary inutitution, incorporated by the State of
.tonre,ia conducted by the Fathers of the Soeiety oft
The planoe Intruction embraes the Seientifl, Lit- e.
rary and Commerrial branches unally taught in their I
The ses.lon opens on the 10th of October.
Ioar. Tuition. Washineg Stationary, (for It. t
whale S nesuo .. ............. ... J1 thU
Ent.ae aney (rat year only)............10 0).
dding, if ishe by the College............. 10o o
I aymmal to e mmds gold or gquivalent currency, e
by halt session In adac, .tAug:-i.. j
a. -m-raTI N PLANTERS t:
Sight or ten S.cond Hand Sugar Kettles ti.r ,ale- n
Cuheap. For further information apply at this office. .
eug3 tf. n,
tre bI the .WetIi Boats.
On A.rImuIt of the sarcityl o Ice in the New Orleans
market, and the late increase in the cost of this article,
the subscriber will hereafter charge $e It for sacks of
3t) pounds, and 63 73 for sacks of 1it) pounds. Those
Whu have reeviveds their supplies of ice from me will
please uotify me if they do not wish to enutiuole t, re
ceiv-e upplies at the price unamed abve.
II.)'. I IAY',EY,
Algiers., Aug. 3, 7t. Comdactor Morgan's R. R.
I. the best and bcheapet ever offered in the South. Two
hurae, wide track, 3t Thimb.e Skein, at
Finishsel in superior style, and of the best make and
materials. Complete with box, top box. double trees.
.ingletrees. neck yoke. lock al stay chain..
Guaranteed to equal any wagon ever offered In this
. B LIN0DSAY. & CO..
Agriculurtal Implement.
103 Tchoupiloula. Kt
New Ortpeat
;! I u1tu n Kerr Aient Now Iberia. La ie*) Iv -r
Will be opeoe.I by the ttunbrr~ignwl ut Sepltemnbe.r. It.
r070 at Mrs. Pumphrehv'i corner of Seondt Street. Frank
lin; thenunmber of ppeils to be trtctly limlited to twentv.
There will be taught all the tranehe. of nn a.c"run.plimhelt
Englikhelcattion. The latin. 4~re."k, Freneh. 7e~rurau
and SMpnis hnlangnis . aind drawia;.
T'erm for cach anri ll..l athe ataoi brine h.- a t
Aul7tr.. fire doll a . H UInthl F l;MANN. .e '
1`nllIlll Il te sttftier J. A Hier k6,r~ .i
the AttakaVHHZ I trad,· , to anon m l·( oQ ~r
, w the 17"th ,tft
1 !i"·!. . ":L% ti4 tl.· f: tlnr lli rr tit.,r 1"r 1! 1. r i 5,:"" 1.,."
K1 ,. J : l rýln .i 'I_, ,l, i, r
To Ihr Public.
J " l , o 1 ' . Vo-lt, i sn1 r ii.~ l iu r-" ". t" . t
thl Pitbfl,_ n eneraln. a.t Pratica itLartl.n: tt. t IT
k:tgin.. iniI~lrr ant Enginw.r. hot tro't ertgac,~t to"p
Twrtttv two or three }-rare I j t t ta o l Ii Y pr .t . 1,t
0tneer. in putting up and reptairing nrU kin.'. . f M,,o ,norr
1-ttginet Sagnr Milet. NHaw JlId. otc , ani gr: *tllio .1
r lie now soliicit the patrontece -f "I,- Pto,,i.. ....,t!."
that beeau rente"r oati~fac"i'ti'' ",A i l" I ..i:i"ý
lie Hill a5iO furnihb unui rex, , 1·· ; T :". ,."."1 is ".,
for conitructiug any kiti of Mach il ;, i.. -
ate., etc.
Hatiit; et moplet.. arra;', no s ,,i'ii .
rutty& Co.. proprisrT.ro of that 1: , w :, 1 .
Inunfl~frtory. the tllydratii" Io:tudr, . ',la. _i- n,. l
tndge Worts, Corner of Fl-%,t ott- Wu-i h ii;t'iI. : `i~
rLouitnlle. Kentucky. " he Tet! be Lit-!, t!.""
-ate , and punctnot"i. to f-to .th :.:; . Itr.,"
e following'
r TUPPFEI'S I'ATr;T kI": IIN. (l ORAclr i1.1t,,
I, SIt- iitstxtotuta tw, teanuths I.t ,- ";iu' t ,.- - : .. .
PUrnacee, etc. (guarantied to- eliot a .ar.e" -.-iti.
Iftel; nut to warp rsi ,ol e .",
,ouhla that ~f a aCt of the' be- t tit o0 -u-In1 IL.,
twrfterc t r0 tatilit' tor horning Ib t rh wor--i itn-it ,,
twell roI tAark:. ·Wwduit. tan bLrk. ret.,sott .,-"t"
to .10 per rent in fotl. \r.- now in un-e ta th.- IU. I. \ ..
iouta between Loutanille ant (`iuncitiunt. owlil I t.p.,
ae oai ing in fuel of Satot per tot-iil f- i, a h It .,s" :,r
ne 1 use r' the name.
1iA.1I4 H4.k1)I -) & t "()..
Dole Agents For the SonIh asm4 W. us
Of all Size% and Paltern-.
I( rI({I'AUI$ Si F'LA.\ I EN N I.`
On 1«agou"s or Vru~nrq, a. is I'.% 1),Mire(I.
B Tw E & B o I L a 0 IL ,
Of all Kindas antd Sizc.
Circait'. 9aws from Twelwe to Stuty Inchct
In Diameter.
Cast and Wrought Iron S6rew Pipen
Of Va.-ious Kinds and Sire4.
\VIi ;.'i -I1.U111.N(4 Mi.lS.
Corn Mills from Eighteen to Thirty-Six
Inches Diameter.
For Cutting Corl Woodl. .binglc.. Ill. k.- , t t.
Cr Pumps for S.upplying B,,il..r' u.r ,:hlr +e ,-r..I u . :f ,r
presure, cr otherswi.c, fr l rw l:Ia i . , .
Railway Statiu-.
Or Deep Well and Force Pump.
l'his Pump ran b. u.ed with the great.n t ~,re.. ,,
lire Engine, No Hotel. Fartry, Nugar H.u-, ,,'~
Dwelling should be without .on. It i, mir.
iafe and eotter than any T.,oI n Eo1RIo
or inourance Ofice.
CRAIG' EPCEL4OIt (OTTO%, ISA), AN)' M>1' i -·
MILLER A\l IlWIFLIPS PATEN r -F}i, it~ .,N% ;Ad' I
" meUtion.
T. KINGS'S ATrET lWltOt'IHT IERo, LHill;;t
They are conatrneted wholly of wrought irn uI;,:
plan which combines simplicity, neatne... eco-nl,,n :,'
rability, and strength. They at once conlme,, thrteln | '-h
to practical men everywhere; they can b,. tini-lild and
put up for about the same price as first-clna- werulen
bridges; are far stronger, handsomer, and tI!mne, ion.
tructable, would be pleased to receive ualerti.rmenetn
frnm eommissioners and o.hers wishing g.rol hrid,..
liarbaroax & Co., are the sole manufTatrers for :th,
West and South; have built during the las year. (I.s;
Iron Bridges in.Kentucky, Indiana, \ionsi.sippi and other
lates, and have now a contract to build a larg.. Iran
.ridgeto span the Oandalunpe river Texas. and gas wno;'k
mtire for the CIty of Jefferson, same Stat.. Five Iroll
ltridges, in Kentucky alone, are now in the u,ur-.. f r-n
Circulars, or cards with price., or oth.r iuf.,rmatl.,,,
smtrlhedon application through l'.4t Office or thIi,
rise, to JOIN I'. WAI.TERS. Agent.
tug. 18-70 ira,.hear. I..
The unders.gned will re-open his academyv fur l,,
on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th. IP7 " The site in
most eligible and desirable, being admirably adapted tI.
all the appliances of education; having ample play
with fine shady groves surrounding it, and po, essing all
the advantages of town and country withoolt being sub
eet to their disadvantages.
f Situated in the geographical centre of the lower
STech, which is noted tobthe salubrity . its clianlte. atdr
the refinement and intelligence of its o,.irets. it I,r .. it.
unequalled advanuges for the establishm.ll!t f amll -dcla
tlonal institution which will supply at presing lired, anu
r keep pace with the educational spirit prevailing tbh
South. The undersigned is encouraged by the mantt|
flattering encomiunm bestowed upon his effort, hithert.,
to undertake this enterprise, and confidently solicita the
attention of parents and guardians desiring for their
children or wards a sound practical educatton, .-r plr..par
tion for entrance into a college or university.
The discipline is mild and persuaive. and noi, intert-,
eere Is permitted in religions matters, but ,upil, nare nl
lowed to atteJ n ti ehurch a.*a.ste hesr ppnl.il- s.tiu
theyma enjoy its u .
mtewill receive constant care and :,ii",tan '.e iil ],i.
studies. They will not be allowed to viiit town day ,o
night, nor to contract debts withotut the t-otilstt of the
For boardling pupils. For each trns of ;it. miont.hs
payable in advance.
Board. Tuition and Washing ............... I5!.,, t11
French-etra............................. ... .. I
hIoarding pupils oi ll furnish their ,,w.t sl,. ,.. 1.1, -
ca.e and towels.
For Day Scholars.
English cour,., including Natural I'Ihl,,s-,,-h.
L.ntin nud (reek .............. ........ ......... - ;
F'rench--extr................................ .
For fnrthcr information addr-ts
(iEO. B. Sl:Il'IIE:iHt, l'r." pala
PFlanter' Barner O13cr For Nrl
The editor tf thi. paper within; to .-.r,*hl. h . b ..
higher up on the ltayon Tetche. or in Ope-loun+, ir.ere I,.
mlry he proprietor of a farm an well ra l c.iti.r ,t .
uewspaper, the IANNERI OFFICE uav no b. iw.p
chased on reasonable terms, togethe, wtlilh the IIi. ,
Place, where the Editor resides.
The BANNER OFFICE in comopletr rntllill ',ii.o
which, in a waning.conditiou. in le5.i, rcot r:i.i5aM
The loe'-. New Railway Printing Machine. w~ho. , ' t"I,
prnnt 1.O) sheets In an ahour. and which ...t, set u, l'tabkc
he Office, 91..OO crah. CLo
Book*. Accounts. Credits, all bttt ih, File' of thi It edo of
NER. and the Name. is offered for :.(iUj t t up to
Th. Editor will agree not to @etabli-h .:.ln*.her j..: l
nal in St. Mary, except by the content of the unthila. . *-t
but reserves the privilege ..f establishing a n.·- papy r
any other Parish in the .tn-te.
The office will be delivered to the lur la-er in thr. -
months from the -day of Sale.
Thep.rogrty ioffere.!. with the :rvrl . lltutiuonl.Ot
at :, t*7 t.
hie Hone 'hrre. , . tc r n o ix (o r.- ..t land an,
imnpreonwnt.n is offered for 4,tta). it a -ituate I "1
y:t-1. tlrnJ fir Ctonrt floune, by the Public I,.ad. a, d 1)'
,;.1.I the bank of the ItLtou. TIh' dlo HlinLg front
"on ' • Teche. which is but :4) yards ditanl .t
I.. ' rther p:.rt;cutlra ..plil t.. J. A. t N . -, . atth.
4 N. i - ItI.. I , thi lla.
i , ankli.,, ..t u~nst II, 1 - ,'.

xml | txt