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; VERMILIONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, 15 MAY 1869. NO. 30.
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O, FiIAL .Q(JsA,4 sf.Ie ,Pariah
of lltR"! ?opus of Pgerusilienvill,
w"Uish.k Balerg ºtur a .
W.M. B. BAILEY; PROPRIETOR.
} ssaema t of aiokuee of .u of
aisiwkmel , we have" beeiCompelte. t!o
tI,44qt ,6wends (qr i Saul. -a er;uttsr
rb "i.;ýQ oda, fr tR ae Lenefier
Aivetiaerm)aa, will bs found on tbh
_ js14b uIda'ot coalla
_ ý1ýe __ st call theattetion of .
publie to the upeetingýon be.t Fe1d.1bom
CAA "R u. i/ our "Tb at ill. V,
Z b: wt.ftele inning uwdf
1 r r p adajsRloums
t Joiffa1 itei~yyur people.
a[ 3e dds!., . ýrf t
+IMe o aai i
ýaiap,.t i "I day of M
wee aIrmaosly adopted. .- I
i charges~o ~ m of &ajIl and
th Damowgwt pornoi t
a othe...., here
viit such Coegveseiomelttb
ftjw edcs . dice, i r! c if~iý
N ".i_: "1I··
se wrioi ir xriia sawoL
diet l Yb..
4mM UpiiriYak s
we gr u
J} Anxious to do jýtice to all, it is
wit1 pleasure that * inse0 the following
communication from Johh G. Brooks,
A Sheriff of St. Landry:
SOPt1T.o~es, May 11th 1869.
Editor of the "dliirer :
In your issue of la.t Saturlay you say:
SWe have been reliably informed that
U. S. Troops had been sent to the Tows
of Opehlusas, to enforce aprpontnment of
and induct to offioe, Dr. Brooks and Capi.
Amrein; the former new oppointeJ sheriff
Fn place of James G. Ilayes, regularly ele.c
ted by the people," &i,.
B. Believing that it is your intention to
psopagate the truth, I will take occasion
to correct the statement of your informent
sfi'~ tst eaplies to myself; I do this the
moep )sry, because the implication
feeqI your laugieget ii that I was' imtr
senal, us partly so, in procuring the
p seeee of eolotetroops in this Parish.
This is entirely a Histalke, I have neither
requested, sao counteasnoed any military
aid to induct nme into offle; I had been
recognised, by the CoUrt and entered upon
discbi ar of bhe duties of my,pofll,
previque tlir ia ui,arlof the troops-a this
If my appointtsbet is' from any capse
S ,t idats ti ste it revokeld or ano
out solicitation, at. the request of ay
iendp h:ntt mail the fk r qf th for
eru te' F erlier ed teaFt, for
ntb co.tnpian. e with, ibte requiremens t of
Ybp Act Abl be ,agiilatem genesae tly
hppwn as the EligibiLL t Ac; Under the
ciremstances, I eouludeadta saeeopt tte
itproving of the presnce . ro troops,
._ .partiqIry ..olsed reep is our
.dS's at a lpeied wheal la. uandý oder
reign s ira a wfi d do i.agen
iretdc i 1ucZ few so poristr m tgh pees
I, trus ou will do me the j in to
lm 1isthis note.
Yours A jcP c ly,
I, ., JO, i G. IBOOKS, Sh't.
a · ·
AM M tr~a%."No. i. k 1e 'sam
of fWNY bail =been "veied.tv4 -1hu old
ý M Ui, (now in Ita 4 ~year,)
qý " .. ta~·R picroes~m en. c
BM.isw .siuy peiaeed.4a "paper
S4witU fir lsttes 01itt o6.e. and
4. I a t~ c4'id ' eq lemp wlos A
"a Ji~ -#lh IC~q9tiek w~ta
;,l·au oamwho wiblllake
4.trenib1. to amriqpioi Yorthe Cal
or~~M (and al .i fliiit Wica~crll at this
dsAtt(ti hL U 1P + t.
~a~nj~o~~h~t4hb .afp o(e
k l }, ~i;k~acrriC, ry , .iL rs
06 P~ali4N+ ! regu aas ezs
'W I" JO didi at u toS b.
asb ugton, it wjyld appear hna.a.M
bad yblr~.' ited betweena Sea.
,IMA Very ni*ral
iortb"# ttl i~er J' sr . t
bsir tY ast m
my - ,
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~a - y
The Extension, to and througi
Attakapas, of the New Orleans,
Opelousas and Great Western
[From the N. O. Picaynae.]
The property holders, planters and citi
zens of the parishes of St. Mary, Iberia. St,
Martin, Lafayette, St. Lai,.ry, Vermilion
and Calcasieu are, one andi all, very mou.h
interested in the early completion of the
the Opelousas Railroad through their sec
tion of countrv to Texas. Many gentle
men of means, from the Western States
and ehlswhere have since th,, w:ar plr
chased farms and plantations on Bayou
Techa and in the Attukspas counltry.
These persons shuld and aidoulitlea ito
know, fiom experience., what are the ad
vantages of having communication by rail
with the principnl market fo, their pro
ducts; they know also that the value of
their lands will be greatly enhanced by
the building and orperation of the railroad.
Therefore, it is their man ifest duty, as it is
the duty and fterest of all, to come for
ward now, when it only needs "a pull, a
etrong pull and a pull alt.'gether," to lift
the road out of the mire and carry it speed
ily and trioudphantty through to Texas.
In the parishes above named a large sub
scriptiomn ought to be obtained to the stock
and bonds called for in the plan to sare
and complete the Opelousas Railroad, sub
mitted by its Board of Directors.
The exhibit of the eondftion of the Ope
leasas Railroad Company, made by the
diylton who hbae aigned and pubnshed
their address to our citizens, show that
with proper encouragement and the aid ask
ed for the seccess of this great public work
.ill be madoeirtaiq Thegntl.me~ who
h., signed this addressm ae well known
in this community and there -can be no
doubt of the reliability of their statements.
If the road is sold unlder the executory
proges obtained is thb sit olcharles
lorgan it witf be a sale onfv of the preo
ast fidnistl part of it. icding at Brashear.
The purchaser wouA ,l i mianjl ifinlties
n his way, even i he deýird to extendl the
osd, for, the/'eempany. woidG =hot b. di..
olved, necessarnly, by thwsal- ; its char
er, francbises, landrant, etc., would still
The tree ge.ditio. of sfir. m.a we on
|erstand the case. is this: II Mr. Morgan
btys that part of the Opelonsam Railroad
now buiit f.. Afgier_.tq I, ick's Bay,
eighty miles in l4ngt II is almost
' rertain that he wilt do so. it is old-he
Id coultd not if he wou?.i, sad it is trsennabt
Seertxin th t he would nqt if he could, haild
Si a single foot beyood Brashear.
S We will add thit the people of this city
Y and State, if they will not sabsoribe the
ir small amount needed to save te road
from .a ,,~nd to iw nre its tn.m 4i . -
tntio, -t Vermniiimville ad L t 'p
Texaus, will have.forfeited thleir right to
4 ! me a . rIk ti n, if rbed pwrehase the
irod aned. wil rot eato*d it b. ol itts
d present terminus. The line, by rail and
* steamship, from New Orleans to Texas, i
complete now, s.pfr as Mr. Morgan's buod
usas it ooneerned,
I the. road, therefore. is solJ. thein the
a prop+ty bolders tred planters of St. Mary
SIberia, St.'Martle, St. Lat*ry and the rwie
will have no more prospects of hsvi"
rairead tho if so portion of the: road
' .evarbee beilt
i~ The ,,ity has givenli boasis fori ole til
Slihs firt Aidtred hoemas"d llrs, the
State for sis hAadret tNsuad
(srhuld b. 0O ) ,00 0d, r y oe
I m ii t, Shbout fthe'roid hbe so d.
alI5ts Tei`T lost, and we 'pJd our.,e
&da; *ft be taged for three ganra -
S(iahof, taivsa ke up this's tour propr 1
t7 is bourd for every oent of this m.aey /
Si p fint i loiI it exteution of ts 1
o+lt 'rg,., iouvidll, and thesce' to
>d Riet, lindo'ia odbneohisq with .
all the .l roads in exas, by a joiat oCa'
thwti 'nr~i spoe oar e ,ae4 1
atpr ty# holders, bankes'
8s,,e,, menm gesuraly. to come
fei justified in bel ieagAhat it a
ee-" Th 4 } h-1 I& -l;
debt the roaSand usres itsr its
lir isfrom ai F
-i sd rll bwa 4t
Li Are we Coming to imperialism ?
- The "Round Table," discussing the
qum-stion--" Are we drifting into Imperial
ism ?"-reasons in this somewhat discour
" In plain vooth, the age of sensuality
of unchecked corruption, of dense, crass
ignorence is coming down on us like,
night, A free press haould have given
more notes of warning than it has; but
e the press dislikes, in a free country, to
print unpalatable truth, erven when it dis
corna such truth, and the journals that'
profess " fearless devotion to princip!e" are
notorio'jsly the ones whose articles betray
the most laborious solicitude to catch the
applause and flatter the prejudices of the
,greatest number. 'Meanwhile it what are
c- lled our "great centers ;" coarse brutes,
who ought to be digging railways or draw
ing hand-carts, lay down the law for the
whole community, and by dint of vast
wealth, amassed undertiroumstances im
possible in any other civilised country,
degrade the socia: tone, and spread in
every direction an unbridledl rage fir the
pleasures of the senses. Intellectual ele
ration or ambition is scoffed at, and those
who strive to inculcate a taste Vfor better
things are either hated or despised. 'Noth
ing is toionght of but the delights of the
table, of fine clothes, of showy dwellings
and equipages-in a word, of physical rap
ture, of every descriptien. 17 there is a
pretense at anytbing else-whether in the
pulpit, in the theatre, or in litterature
the pill must be gilded so as to appear
"sensational." All'this is so widely ad
mitted, so shamefully notorious, that its
recital is trite enough; we repeat it merely
in elucidation of the subject under discus
sion. It is impossible, when people think
all things of their bodies and nothing of
their minds, that either a Demooratic or
any other pure form of government can
long ble mtaintained. Unless a great
cbha.tg comes over American people, it
will sot.. be maintained. by themselves.,
They; are r4shing toward- the precipice at
railway speed, and the universal corrup!
lion that goo I men deplore is the pre.e e
of a deeeopositiou which e aii certain as
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.W W.e.trake tb following from the N.
IDun Piatt. the accomplished Radical
lett.r-writer from Wahing)on, says of
, Senator Sprague:
I wolhl not be astonidhed to hear that
:,praiue had esin.med outh (Gallina as
I hi, home., and were to seek to represent
that State in the Senate. altaas htel
acquired large possesLos in Rat part of
the world, and his family is there mniuch of
This may accout in a measure for the
exceedingly libejat vi.ew adipted recentdy
r. Sprague.- A residdmce at the South
at. no doubt, tetght hinm that tho whole
world does not revosve hest New Eng
land. Multiplying instance lfke this are
ikpidly ; wrkisg th:l deeructies of the
t*publios 0tt1, of which so better evij
,denae a.ntiig tb.a ,the entimeate!ot
Don Pist hi epr as.ud as follows
We eoiptais (that them; Soathemn
pie do atl sbept the .otuaio .a&Iok
,doe iaevitable in the face. ewe not
'ilty of the same error I The differedce
'ni atital'l led -to ble. .n : wed. fin
hich we laid waste rta ,Weied
the hombesteads. an4d, f .-bt be
-F6ed.. and Jmeiprgo*,, by depw cr~de
a 't i v es, ti t tbh detadjilMdi 'n
ton, uraed>M es not, sinpa unished , -
, p , lI g bedy feti;ase ee.
wo wol det bAe E;tia¶ he
we havr in fA used ubV *ar'to 4t
,stselhv( Our so-caled . ipeoeiat mie
moneyed interests of Yeakesda m. e
.it h.nd, making for tadepet.
for a few days."
edtieut to see family." ti
t, nterea st lisert eLsri
3uiiti)e6&itlit df&14 . w w
ta, msake Bob 'hate himtself; eery
Seconomy, say our prayers; b i
18 The following, respecting fruit trees,
I will be found interesting:
r- 1. When fruit trees occupy the ground
nothing else should-except very short
ss 2. Fruitfulness and growth of the tree
r, cannot be expected the same year.
n 3. There is no plinm that the curculio will
It not take, thongh any kind may sometimes
o escape for one year in one place.
4 Peach borers will not do much dam.
t ago, when stiff clay is heaped up around
'e the tree a foot high.
V 5. Pear bhlight still puzzles the greatest
e men. The ltest rtmedy known is to plant
e two for etery one that dies.
S 6. If you don't know how to prune don't
h, ire a man from the alther side of the sea
who knows less than you do.
F 7. Don't cut off a big lower limb, un
less you are a renter and don't care what
becomen of the tree when your time is out.
8. A tree with limbs coming out near
D the ground is worth two trees trimmed up
five feet, and worth four trees trimmed up
ten feet, and so on till they are not worth
r 9. Trim dlwn not up.
10. Shorten in. not lengthen up.
11. If you had your arm out off, you
would feel it to your heart-a tree will not
feel, but rot to the heart.
12. When anybody tells you of a gar
dener that that understands all about hor
ticulture and agriculture, and that behd
be hired, don't believe a. word of it, fur
there are none such to le hired. Such a
man can make more than you can afford
to give him, amnif he has sense enough to
qndetrtand the business, he will also have
enough to know this.-Boston Co.tier.
Pownas or AIsanraxA Cowuase.--TwR
interl g cases, affecting tls powe
A.mWea, Consuls, and. the rights
men in American vessels, were recently i
decided in a Liverpool court. Iech cree.
was a suit for wages brought against an
American vessel. The American Consul C
protested against the proseeution of the a
suits, on the ground that the ;anw of the -
United States gave him exclusive jurisdic ii
tiol in the matter. It appra!ed, on e x
amination that the pla stia shippd- at
San Francisco on voyages which they
claimed terminated at Liverpool, while
the Ctonsul contended that it was only an o
intermediate port. In one case- it was
showsn that the plaintiff had signed the
shippilng artiles, white p!aintid in the ,
other had not. The juldge decided that a
the Consul bad jurisdiction in the case I
'where the articles had been signed, but b,
not in the other.
Mi rscGxsscATor. - Lieutenant George
P. Wood, of" Boston, Massachusets, was
ae married on the 25th ultimo, at Beaufort,
7 by the lkverend Arthur Waddell, a dotl
h ored, preacher,. to. Smusa Ulmr. r, colored
le girl. ,.Wood. we understand, is from a res
pectble famity, and held a comfnission in
Maseeusetti regiment known MAthe Bay
SStatl Cadvt, during the war. His gene
me ral appearance is that of a geqtlemam.
i. The evening after their marriage Wood
and Susan promenaaed tay street. in com
pa y,- i another olored girl, and, on
MoayI moraisg, took heir departure for
St. U9l Islad, whser'W*.$ b a st re
oa one of the plantstiops dof tis toee, Mr.
, (O e FProst, a well kiown importer of
Sasiks in Boston, Mass. Susan is a nativi
"loBeaufort, iad'wasowned before and d,i.
v Ig the war by planter ea the oarl.--,
CLarle atorn nrei, ltt.
3 The 'Northern papers note a large
irurption of Oreadlions into the United
States. It would seem that these peopde
are .nred to be "for.ehed tith t 1
Seole Chandler backed by his valiant Michi
r ders. bte he is talking holly aabout
taking their country, they coolly step over
and occupy alt tht tdey want of his coun
try. It is said that themse-i.aders, not
withstRadingr their readiness to, .akdoe
ermaoebty l the realtiis of the :ritish -
grown, aie still wdeded to the old meoamt
dihy ideas. Perhaps they think thb faoaes
"rep. ubliof the State" is not republican
gt w.* ate on h tu haste t
"kick 'he rst u.ari
stime ete r . f ith e ~ .d uret inr tl ;
m.. of hth war m.e thn .t fi As
won im4ii6 ity ab v i ,fi aeunt fr ,d
h did'. Ad s*4ai prd ed in Miv fei
itheqope h =seedainwtlaluai- priaeipaly t
7r' A follow in Ohio, who wasn't ti
to getting married, recently had the k
e, tied, in Oakland, and proceeded to
hotel, where he seated himself with
rd bride in the parlor. As it grew 1late.
irt the evening, he ventured to inquire of
waiter "how soon their bed would
ee brdought in." He was ibstructed in
proper 'method of procuring a
ill apartment, and safely stowed away.
es hour or two after, a strong smell of
sent the night watchman hunting for
n. leAk. It was traced to the room of
ad newly married pair. Demanding ad
sion and asking the cause of the
t gas, the rural swain replied, poiatitg tSo
It the gas burner, that "he blew It out,
the darned thing smelt so bad that he pu.
his stocking over it." Sure enough th
Swas the stocking drawn over the bsirdtl
and tied down with ashoe-striag. -"
it The "change in the Cabinet" rmla.
have broken out again at WamIingtoa.
r Borie, Hoar and Fish, it is said, haI ea
p aigniflid a desire to retire at an early date
p laving remained long enough to tiuet
the patronage for their. friqeda we a,
readily understand how some of tlý
Borie for instance, declines being fAilrt
bor(,)ed with the respeasibilities of l
a The period of change isa tAed by the rnhslirt
it mongers at July let, just before 0r.
leaves for his Pacific trip to California.--.
e 7 The attention of the reader i ea.
ed to the card f L. II. Gardner , '
Dry Goods merchants, holding forth'
Nor 91, 93 & 95 Common 8treet N
Orleans. It was my lot a short time
to visiJ the city for the parp. ;of
chasing dry goods; I was introi
+ well known friend to the owmnei:
ka of this new commercisi
ir frank and itemansil bemi.Igb
win cuasto fei3 any one .?l. bn
found my esteemed frienads #riot
Tertron; who does not know and
ciate them? I fonnd them as Utela
and polite, dealing of such superior
ty and at such low rates, that I was real
amased. Their goods cacaot be pd. .
in quality nor is moderate p+ices. 'L
Gardaer and Co., caneot be xetallas
any ways in the city, I will bet on titr
Merchants give them a call and you'll ftl
out tJat 1 am telling the truth.
NOTCE-- ll suoscribers to the A64
vertiser, are notified that their aoelletus.
are made out, and that they must oa . a -
and pay the same; otherwase they will.
be liable to incur coats 'aidl have t
names stricken Irom nor lit. At
will is all cases be held liable for
incurred for legal advertisements; sai.
according to our terms of advertiseme4t.
collectable on the iast diay of/pubtideais
or ms the day of safe.
in OFICE or SECR!AII1
t HOPE LODGE, No. u!, 4 :8, .
e Verm l f t ting olf, :Repo & "M4
)ii 146~,~., F.A il be",be·L t tile
p-I Loqdge room an iesdaj 25th iist,rJ at*
rn o'clock P. M.
Wit. BRAN DT, Secretary.
of L. So ALI E ..
4r iT USTIGE of the Peace and xtu
v 9) Pbi in and forth,' Pirih of T.Al '
Vinaihideville, Februry 29th- 1. i
Office tthe Dn g-Storo« ..
T a I B$hi bl i~ead abdt ~.
pbl.o that he has r snored .
0 i the Drug Stor, wre h,
be ready at Idl h6uu c the dij t&1
t/ o ailstr ( t~A 3l
March 6 ' '
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