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v. 4-" ALEXANI)RIA, LA .. SAURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8- 1872. N . SVOL.t IAt - Da i ", ,in...r "l t··n rte lan dhi ir ,qulwniu u with I rl? . Dr. Ltvl'to e. the e o , l _ r ,T. . COMIPI' ON, .......... Editor. C. 3. BTEW .WT'. I'Pubtslmher. OFFICIAL j o ICNA L OF IRE State and Parish. ALSO, "OF IfCI. L ,JOURNA L OF LHE PARIBRE'S OF GRANT AND VERNON --- PFFICE: QM 1lE CORNFR F SFCONfl ClND 'ARRY SiREETS ALELlNDRK.I, LA. Batwrdati. S,'spteilber 28, 1872 . Tat GA ZETrE p is Ithl'lthl'd 1V,'ekl at Four l)ollars per annull ; *2 54 for six months. LYVARIABLY IN A DVA('I'-'. DTPERTISF.MLS·is intt.ertE l at the 'ate of $1 50 per .;quare to the lirst in sertion and 73 cents for ea<.h ub.tb.e qlent one. 10* T lines or .-lse, coiutitute a, square. The foilowtug are oMuar gates to yearly Advert iser% : bas Column ........... ....... $3tn H! ,dalf Coluniu................ 175 001 hird of C.lumun .. . ... i. i04 ourtl of Column ~ l..........- i N'J arda, (ou.cu',' i,;g Ial'e ot eight linet' or lI'-.). ......... ____- _____ , - EXClimE HOT EL. J. G. P. 11001, Propliet or. 11E ,ujlers :,'. I have leased the 14i ,. 11U,'1:i.-,l have ed it t,q ' ln, io- ',ty of guests. .the Hll"t. :.':I ' " :.rc will iinnedi stely undt: ,,I t ,o ,,h re tion, sad no pails will Ie sparcd to make the preriies a! comfortable alUl at tractive as por -ible. The ttble will be bountifnilt sup phed, and a fall corpls of secr' aut eln gaged t1') 1 in 4.onst.?n't atteundance on oar boarderr,. The doors will be open! at all hours, of both the day and night. Both travelers and regular lhel. tderrs will find it to their interest Lto iºu us r call. The s:chcribe'r lhad had considera ble ezpcritinee lin tIhe bu.ines and oordfdenutl , aI: 1 Ito th,, p,!ulic to aid him inhii el'orts to ulauillltai a firtt class iotel ill thixs to4iutUtUi'T. J. (. I'. 1100E. January 11th, 1t;7.. LIVERY Stable. DAN TAYLOR W ISHIE8 TO INFORM HIM friend' and the p1ubli' gen. erslly that he has openedl t GOFFE'S OLI) STAND, a irest class Livery Stable. Inteuding to be always on b:lnd. be auaw Is his outomer1, that their stock will not be neglected. I--TB'LITUTE.-L 5ITUATED two mailes t'ril Alex a ndria ii the I'llleWo,,lPi. Se sioun of Tlu luooutlhh Ilratlio cpe-lais onil the firt lMotcla. il Se-,twllnr 1ftS, t TERMIs : For whole ,eB~aion........... #230 00 For alf Se~ic,.................. 12(.i Contingent Fe........ ...... 0 0! One halt tlw tiit 1' tee aud the Cean I tiagent fee liayable inrariably ill ad vance. Address or A ppl, Itl p1er' ns Io £ ROBT. P. HUNISTER, Ai 'x. i l:tiIui Loasiana. ST. JAM 's B GrammaiW 'iehWoo\, * ALEXANDRIA, LA. R-v. 8. BVRI UP.D, A. .4., Wardes, Es. L L. OGDEN, Jr.. A. M.. Head Meter T his School will he reopeined on the 2,, d.t f ., t. A. ,. 1872. i Aonr*t 'Unt 1 < GONE. IBY ,1RSH.H. A. BEWELL. Like lilies taken from the wilder. ieis, children are trual:lanted to I'aratdi.e ; and like ;wails hi lidi, lem.i , tlhey .te linserted in the kI. c. oini eat God. Thou sweet and patient little one, Thy soul has flown away; Thy young life bright and innocunt, No Luman will could sata.. We saw thee in thy casket laid. Thy curling golden hair In light, soft. eilken waves about Thby foreheld pale and fair. Thy clear bright eyes so fufl of love A few short nmonths ago, Are ever clo,,ed from .artblv ihgbt, Bel:eath th:ia.t hlts of 6.ow. We lift to heavI;l our tearful eyes, lii silent, holy prayer, O, maly we yet in Pfradine Regaiu our darling there. The Nicest Widiwof the Blue Gr'ts. Reegion. .'ot tar from the Forks of 1khlorni li\ed the prettylittle %i low ;-'iuptice roy, alnd one of her nearest neighlior was Genllral P't' taol. The generlal hadl looked ulpon the little nidlow very much as he loked utpon hlii. Illooled horse l'owhattan--" Tli ti-lnest hlorre, sir, in the Bllue-gias. Regiou." The pretty Mrs. Fauntleroy hadI been ia willow more than a year; while the genera!, ha;ving a great regard fIo etiquette, had waited patiently for that time to elapse in order to de.2l:;re himse!f. But the widow, with her wo-I muali's art, kept her lover at bay, andi y&' kt-p: hill i!i her train. le had e ý or!tedl her to this Ilhrle cue, and tlºtoil ,t.turnin:i; h.t'l expr,.. ed his satlllhit';i ln ait thle Illlt.c ltee'i or General Cou:'Ji atl thie sutlu.t.-' of tile Whig ptuty. The widlot; toou sides '.a ith the DemIociracy, anld loffred to wager her blooded saidle-lorme, Gipsy, or any thing else ou her place, agaiint Pow. haittn or anything else she Wight anlli. ey on the Gererai's place. The general's gallantry Would nlot alloy huiu to refuse the wager, which he promptly, acceepted. By this time they Lad reached the north turk of Elkhorn, and were about to ford it (bridge-s were not plenty in those ela3 s), it hen John t'eytou, the general's ionly son litl heirr, came up at ia sharp gait behind them. The widow turned anId bowed to John, and rode otill into the sit.a am, but a little behind her coalianlion. Tile 1 he east biluk was very steep, and ic. qhired the lhores to put forth inetarl all their strenlgth to reach thae lop with their loads. As luck would have it, gool or, iai. the widow's girth brale whenl just at the eotnnleletenntt of the steep hImrt. The lady, still seated on her adldle. slid siftily back into the water, iliile her horse went uti the batill like aln ar row. Jt'hin Peyrton iealrel from bi is horine, iand in anu instaut caught the tittilng lady atsl 1(Alle, uland ltfore the gelter al hadl recovered lorlil his astoicilth. liwtlli, t a, at thie tull otI 11h' Iih i k witll hli bhird,-n. The ,itt e Ii ido.v was equal io the octlitointl, tor bhe biegged the general to ride ol a:Ilil ItolpI her hortse, which hiakb Iio W lbi-gnul to uiilllt-r staltd lhi part in thlie mishapiil, ilill was teginning to i'c',ase his gait towards htIone. 'the gener-al di(l as he was hi, sind soon returned with the horse. Iln the ealwntimue, .loltl Peytolt had secured his own hiolse, rud, when tile geleral came batck with the widow's hoisel, she and Jolidb were Ilaughing ielrrily o\'er tli :iicuitloirl c-ihlint, but hliat turtih er pasiead betweell theii is onlyv knowll to themselves. i John Pe) ron rellaired the broken, girth, ifastened the saddle again on the qurse, plaled the lady in her seat, Iade her good evening, nmouited his horse, anti, taking aunother road down the iLkhoar , rode rapidly housne, lea, v ing tlie general to escort the widow. IP is not no:,sary to relate how he entaertained hbi fair tomupaeion with It ioldertou aueiilotes of Mr. Clay ,it.d other tlhlnouoi public men : but whIen p he reached the Pautttleroy place, he ji accepted the lady's invitation to din moullnt .ld take tea with her. - After having changed her wet ta clothinitl, the pretty widow atertaint ell her guest with her bIightest stil'es l amltl soellle Ilew stongs. The gesleral as delighted, and expressed lhisa delight as Kentucky gentlemen of that d'ay r woihd do. " You are the flluet soing tress madam, in the Blue-grass Re- re gi, lln." When'it he bid her gtol night anid shook hands with lieron the porlch, the wicked little wide)w gave his hand a little squeeze--ouly a little-but it thrilled like an electaie shock through his great, jºbnderous trane, while she lasaghiuglr reminded hint of his wager. That night, in his dleamua, the little widlow Fauntleroy was repeated 'o off tell, and in so llmany bewitching fuiR,n. that he resolved t Iplopose to her at their tirtt meeting, inor did he dreaiel ,,t lie eould ,'' r'efused. The next mornittg a letter itom hisL tobacco factor called General Peytotl toe Louisville, aid before his raetal'n t.lh iclitical contest.it the Ashland din- it tla'et ast rer,e'; a, nIl, woncletful to I'e late, John C. Blretke'ari-lge, the' o:ung Demoarat, was elected to Colgt'eesn. Grleneal I'eytonl wa' bo:ih aºstonli.h ecd aunch inlldgnallt. "" MA. Cla'Cs dis- !l trict:' s:ir, the tialest CeoeIgrestitoucIl die t re-marlk toe his neighlhor, Colonel iBeall fort. To his soni Johln lie celultui tcic'.lteli his intention of tensug Ir .. 1.., ent:. to alo'l the hleblI u Ll '. . " Sir, she is tihe finest laey l tt the Bhlegrass lRe'gion, and 1 hoLe sir, you will always respect youlr ftullre l oth J.1 t, , vith a alaett *i+ , . tit r I ):-m tha!t tip, Was l,'.t.ed ,itf his choice. This lleasel the gen'r.al highly, for ie hate berm a little afraid John a.ohld oaelject to a s+tep-mother youlnge'r thanl himself. The next morning the gantetil d ordered Powhatau brought out and led over to a.rs. F:auutle.ry's. Cad.l ilg Johln, he teque-tled him to go with him to call upon Mrs. Fauntlt-roy. " The Whig party hats disgraced it self iu Mr. Clay's district, sir, and L Ilam comnpelled to iart with the fiueat i bloolded horse In the State, to paIy awu , wger withl that hlay, sir." The black boy had led Powhattan to the hitching-rail ill trout of Mrs. IFauntal.roy'et yard, and, having tied Ihi, hadi gone into tlhe quahrters to tell his colored brother. aael sisters oft thei'r imistress's great good lac'k ins Iln hitg won the falsnots horse 'uowhat t tall. W~Vie (elneral P.ytoan aud John arrived they touscdI the .pretty widow I anld two youngll laly fi'rlels in the yard admiring Powhattan. The ladies were isn high glee, and after the usual salutationlls the gentle umena were ialvited to take seats on the iwrch, which they did. "Madam," Mid hIbe gecral to Mrs. Fauntletroy, I bhve ro'ie as a true Kenttcky gehtlemnu, to J'ay the wager I have lost. Powhattaul. uIadacr, It righttulalt tiJ'iit'." " tisr, Gerier.it," sail .the, " I : lieve the wager was cotnlditismacl. It was tine siorse or .-wthialn else o th lle I place, was it tnot 1" " ;acl-.ai," ile repliuId, " yos are cor rect. But tlhere is nothing oil 5?," h)lere' oneihalf in value to i'o hattan. I 1 c"alnot permuit 3.\oU t(~ select au interior aniumal." The lirectty widow Ilaitahed bi the tiles of her fngers wheat. she said: "You rta'e another Haid npern-ior anriiial hetre---our son John;if he would but nse his tongne, I think I shall chcaose him." There Icas to uaonent of dead silence, then s laugh, in which the genersal did aot join. iHe rose. alld in his ilasdent maner bedle the ladies good-morning. To Joln be asaid: *"Sir, yo will remain." And that was the wsay John Ptea I came to mnawry thepretty widow Faunt lery. ( General Peyton never torg0ve hin pretty daughter-in law biet practical joke, In after yeari be ed to sy :-- i " Sir, the is the finest lady in the Sp Blue.grau Region, but she lalks taste, sitr. A TUsERaIL ouSTrr.--The V5. t. ley ot Death, a spot alnmost as terrible A as the pphruphet's valley ot dry bomes, .3 lies just north of the old Mormanu '' road to California, a region thirty t miles long by thirty broad, and su tir rouuded except at two points by in ac of cessible mountains. It is totally de h' void of water and vegetation, and the r sbadow of bird or wild beaat never I darkens its white glaring samlis. The ini Kansas Pacifie Railroad aogineer's tr discovered it, and also sonte papers I whinch show the fate of the lo.ut I ' Montgomery train," which came li] South fromn Salt Lake in M1&0, ihltted a' t.y a Morman. Whenr near Death's u, Valley some came to the conclnsion that the Mormouns knew nothinmg c about the country, so they aplpointed T one of their number a leader andl broke off from the party. The leader w turnied doue west; so with the people, w and wl agous and flocks he tra.veledl s thaee days, and then descenled uto, t, the broad %alley whose treacherous " mirage irollnsed water. Thiey raebh e.i the C.enter, but only the white sau,, bounded by aeobrchig i;ks inm t their gate. Aronud the valley t` the3 wanderued, and one Iy one the3 d tdied, and the panting tdocks stretchedl themselves in death uudle the hot I' sun. Then the childrena crying fr tl w'at'er died at their emother's Utlt, ts, a,t.l w:th swollen tongues and bunt tl 6, 1b at.ts the mothers followed. ti Wagnat a:;er wagol was ablandoite, and str'tng pUen tottered, and r raved and died. After a week's wandering, P ;i nzen survive:rs found some water in the hollow of . rock in the monn h .tainl. It lastead but a short time, a hien atU Iwrished but two, who escaped out t of the valley andl followed the trail of their former compaInions. Eighty. l seven tamnilies, with hamdreds of I animals, perished here, and now after, twenty-tvo years the wagonls stand still complete, the iiron-works and " t.rea are bright, and the shriveled L ;skeletons lie side by side.-(-.pricg. tl field Republioan. " ----+ h Tna BRIGHO T IDE OUT.-Far siway 0 in the gloomy prison ot Andersonville, a a little drummer boy was dying. The b matted brown hair was )puahed bai:k i friom the white brow, and in his want. ri cii, haggard features, his fond mother, a if she had seen him, would scarcely It have recognised the handsome, merry- ti hearted boy, who, a abort timb Iafore, p nuade pIlea.anu sunshtine iii tier widow- $ ed home. h Slimly alte patiently had he battled u with the hardtlips of his prison life, of never complahitog and never despair. t lug, but ihunger and exposure of every oi kind haIl done their wo k too well, and d theretre he could not escape terrible a aferhlngs. But our kild Hieavenly f Father, who never leaves as here to tl suffer more than i fdr'our good, sent ! a genttle mneseager, the angel of mner ti cy, to bear his brave spirit to " hisl hb liouse o uaiu"y maislont. " The blue ekes unolosed, the Iple liah moved, aiad his comrade bentt his ci lh.ad to hear hiadying words; ', *" th'ute bt right aide st to nmotheo,' ihe sld; and one more prisloer was iB ftwe. the faithtut comrnade ibowed his beadl anod wept, and said bitterly to himself, "Alas! what ilde in this uni.erable priso lid e is biight f hi Be.void' the gloomy stockade; the ti drummer-boy was laid to rest, and thle II life of his comrade was spawmrd to tell the sadl story to the lonely mother. Do you not think, in that honi of terribli trial, that it ~a h i orit joy to, t'e mother to know t- at ie+ on was brave, and pati/t, itad true ? and that mitd all his suierings, he remem- t bred her, and wished to spare her all possible pain --[LiaWe Corpora. gling with grinhoppes, b tlatter s have the bert ot the coatest. DrI. lrVngstone. the wo Again aisit again the century's m' civilisation questions impenetrable ' Sphiinx, who holeds nnsoived her ret-. eut mysterie, in the heart of te lea ýurrid orne, or keeps silence amid the °c -irllei snuows of the boreal regione. O Again and again the etger explorer did tuee'intern sudterinlg, hardship, and get ilanger, in the proecaution of o irbphical research; and we low with fasciuated interest the pathw.y I fr the latest daring advent0ent, who bas penetrated into that maysterious vii region kuothe a ¶e jterior of Africa. In the orching silence of that bharn. ilg dlime we have ingined the lost traveler Livingstone wandering in a Pa lalyrinth of, vegetation, rank, and luxuridils; inavigating unkigowp rivers; lislteuilig to the luring voises of murky a andu murmurouts sea; or piesutiaig oe, ulder a vertical gun-attluhed b. CH mild eyed ,tarbarlans.-toward the me- tel cret nources of the mysterious Nile. The reports cotea-riog him have been so co;flicting and unreliable, that while many supposed hip bones were whiteninlg iii the shibuing tsilnes f tlie . anamuwer-land, others gave credence to the idea that he was passing days of na inidlent enjoyment, and nights of "I volllltuousa Itepse, in the swinging hamla,,mock, conultt to loiter away years he il the researchesr which had become to him tie promiunet oe'et of ezist e-tce. Happily these speculations have M ibeen act At rest by letters ftrm the ex. plorer himaelf-letters, as touching in ei their liath.t as thir are brave and tide. cI tririilnet in their mariliness. The an- gi tihenticity of these was at first ques tinned, but . " rql-r ation of their tbtluainelmess has been reqeJed from or relialsir senates; and we rjoiee in the wersrtoa' sa:'ety of the long-lest traveld i eri. wh aln-..'tluatdb Atastaititcs,pýomise extende-d Infornation regarding that la hitherto t!liosts ullknown conutry southern contral Africa. The system A of fiuntainti converging into tfour p large livers, though .meutiMed ins [Ierodel us, and partially spoken of by snlbte unt authors treating of thet mtuayereous sources of the Nile, had i never been systemtically., e~plorid. at Livingastoe ,eems to have followed i" their line draiuagei with indefatigable * und persistent perseverance (although he Condteseea that " almost every step t of theli weary, sultry way in pain") for 8s some ouar or lvit haundied miles, iteret b by uepiuers and dillnCUieas iunmaser- la ble; ,tand, flnall,, when aluest j sibi fthlthe geographical part of his j mission," lort-ed to retyp, withouet lie ch lull actmpildJfltlffnt. ' There is some. tr thitIt grand in the heroie and anoom plalining endurance of this man. Ieparated from the dearest tie of w humuanity; aanoviauted for years with I ukeld and itrtbroue savages, kept th only flou tatting his life by the gilt. - terliag buldes he bestowed uaon thes, bl or the ltimnate hpe of riclerr rewars; ld disajpuitosted inil wandertng for days af rsunder a blauint san, tarther. and yv father truon his kind-we can imagine a tbhe msupreme felicity of that moment when the American nag-for the irst T tiae seen fi, those pItrl-greeted his r hunigry eyes. Eveltts wheb had be- . csme history to on were to hlm u ews 51 it thrillitng iiterest. The poltitkaIl ' chanta.- ssweelting over Enrope; the dl a.curei\tie eventls following otar own disanimh and rchattiutletio ; the af* -a Oliatkia tif foleigi nations heretofore s' etfmifig almost as remote as Afrio t itself; and. abo-ve all, ans denret .of all, the entrcal jay of hearing directly fromi family andl friends-trvfved his tl iatdily heialth, so that in witinag to C the gentlemena who had ~ner~osl; u institutei the sacbb for Itia, he i·ti- t mnted Sa desia to imiah is weork, is a spite of his ore ,luing. iir remnity ii with bin family. ~.a.h a man as A !avid Livingstone jis a gift to tih age. He tbloup to no aptflonali~ t; uad it an American citie so frmt as a to ha.'e a the mens d o ra m'prig him aid his hoar wtof need, it' ia like I lhargeuse lIhtoqwn apon a prnae. The a proud eblgatalss semains with the giver-a henoer to blm an4 khi for ever. In the dsing paspaph of - of the interesting letter rerrsd to t be explorer loses sight of his great rork of discovers in the broad ha. ianatarianismt which dictated them rerds: "1 my dieisesure regUsisg he. turirble IUJlosa .1ew,.-meld Pad to the anpprmion ot the east oat tavw trade, I shall regard the as greater matter by fa' than the slcovery of all the Nile sonarea to. ether.b Ol earjIbrs*. w eeber. out Ohender. Stanley goes to China next. O'Connor was w eminated at Louis. ille. One ot the Siamese twins is report. d daigerously ill. The number of New TYrkers now in 'aris is nusually large. A Florida orange tree in Micaopy, relds ,000 oranges a season. Buchanan Read was a surtalker, 1 poet, a painter, and sculpt"r. The "biggest" of the big trees in )alifornia is forty Are feet in niame. ,cr. Seventy- ews in Dr. Stone's cbahurchb, Lan Francisco, rer.tly rented tor 130,492. Cleveland has twelve men whose iomhuted wealth is estimated at a1ss. It,010. The Mexican revolution is pro mounced dead. It will prbably Pheaix" in a few weeks. Parepa Ross has received the Beet. boven gold medal from the London Philharmoesa 8oeiety. DMrtin is to publish a new work on the "Expression of the >lotious in Man and the lower Auimals." It s-itpected that the moast elegant intertainmnents that Washington so. aiety will witness next wintes wall be given at the French legation.' The Countess d'HarloUrt, wifeof the French Ambasmsdor to England, has been decorated with the cross of the srder of 8t. John of Jernealemr England's extremity is oar opport.. uit... A powerful body of Hnlish manufacturers are forming a company ror the purpose of importing into EIg. land. American coal. The railway from Coustantiaople to Adrianople has been opened to the public for a distance of forty-five miles from the former city. The rest of the line is..i couref ofcosteuction. A patent lda lseeetly been issued to a man in Columbus. Ohio, for a marbleized-slate cofBin, the sides, ends, and troth a per and lower pieces be iug of this material, fastened together by screws. the first Japanese vessel flying the colors of that nation which ever ena tered an Anerifan port, arrived as l0an Francisco, recently. jt was the bark Tn ju.Maru, from Boag Kong, laden with tea. Tbhe celebrated military library of tiets, coarwsaing of 40,000 printed vol. tues, some very ram, and many pre aLoas MIIS and drawitg, has been transterred to Berlin for the use of the Prtussian stat A feature of one of the mouetains of Deorgia Is the vernal belt, about half way aup the east side, which ti never iqured by froat, even when every. ta at the foot and top of the moona aliu i killed by the nlsping cold, Cantelo e aw Miat euelent vegeta. ble to way. As au introductory ishN to, a substantul br. rens they End their pbapr sphere, but to con. v•t them isto whilsky is altogether a maitake. It is being done, however. There are about thre mllionl eight hundred thlousand head of cattle in Trexas. Seven hundred ad fifty tbhone mnd calves are rained amnd branddt -very year. All are raised on the griat Texam plain, which covers ano ra of 152,000,000 acres. A man named Andenon has swin. died the hank of British North Ameri. caby h altetriag a letter of credit, by meaans of ctemicale, as to drarw six or seven times the amonut he haddeposti ted. The forger Is now under arrest at Savannah, seorgia. It is the slipperiness e our hearts that cauaes somayf slips in our lives. -oaseae canmot be urgedal or awed with, forgotten trath; but keep it in t bee heart and it will keep both heart and life apright. " Tim law of his God is in his heart; ose of hs sep srhabl slide." Or, if they do, the world wi recover the etraytag heart spn. " Peter reme.mbered the word of Jms, sad he went oat and wept bittery. We never lse our bets till the hbavs irst lost the edea tso and powerftd esprussion of the w A narom dolmtis tl. aordi3 to about two t.l1