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VIVOSAL IOURAAL OF IN PARM U. MM 1peIe wee !LO. . eimss /eesu. t. D. AtB11ºt , PeM}Ierer. AITTONll MATES. EALter. IO1Et, LA.. W.lllmelesl,-m e 1s. I SI . Cotton oatdatrtlay last, in New Orleans, std at ton 9e. -----.'em-- - Read Town Council proorwe.ll and re pat of e.eers. i. ii. Twitchell, of aed River parish, is appointed Cuonel at Kingston, Canada. The jury law ham been so amended that -all junre ar entitled to one dollar and ifty eent. per dlay andi mileage. A woman In Ohio who has besl refused admittanre to her hlashald's esick room has appealed to the coursn f.r an injuontion. The hardest rain of the senes fell on ld"ay anight, the tb nurst. ridge. were washed away and in many platis the romdr pandered impassable. Itnday was the loveliest day of the sre sea. Everyboly went snat to churchb, nd the etriet were thronlge with promena dar the whole evening. ** t- -- The preernt I.egiulature has passed a law requiring I'arish Judge s lo le at their eires every day and keep them open for the trmauactiln of bnCum es. • - - __ The cirelwaes, alvertising sheet., sud other nail matter belonging to the Louis. tana State Lottery Company will sees be l*tied at leading poet oioee. At Cheyenne, Wyoming, a snow storm of remarkable violeaea fell on the itb inst. All trains have stopped running. Suow ten and twelve feet deep in same places. Theren i no longer any ilulbat about the pacilestion of Cnbl. The Cuban Junta to New York and the Spanish Emhlbsy in Washiugtoe have al. a satisfactory settlement of all tronble. Nothing particularly exciting is happen. I Ing in Europe. latest dispatrhes inli ante that the cnofer..cen will recommend the English occupaftfo of Egypt. This will quiet the roaing of the British linn no doubt, and no further trouble need be apprehended thereafter. No mail Monday night. The bridge over Walnut creek is washed away. The Minden mall. however, brought as a couple of threvei.ort daili'e and thaus o are innt left destitute in point of news except fromnl the State Capitl. and from tbhat Inwality we have her I enn-l;lr fPr a while. The Inancial eonnlition of Virginia is b sprmeratdl to be deplorable. A.t last ra conats there was only $10.3 Oi in the trre-a ary. and no pasibility of getting any maor, oon.. No money was on hand to pay theI per dirn of ieaulrlrs. We venture that no eutra session wascalledlafter that un.. I n Ino mall on S.aturday. Thb. romul w.a reami a derc imlpasable bly th,, lieCy rain ,of It Fr.:tla niglit. Fa.r this rc;.emn We are lint ti prepared to gic t full anll regular ar~auulnt If. of the doings of the l.giilatnre. A to.le. ia gram to parties heire llnfarms it of the call- v itg of an extra rsaelon of the I.gi lattire. e On the 6th th' houllu ail,lnpte a reuslu lotion apprlprintiaig $ll ,.iLt) to kaeep the' mouth of lRed river open. Fix thousand al dollars isaipropriated for publishing the aslendments throughout the state, weekly ia the country papers acd daily in the cial journal, three moInthe previous to the election. It A friend who hab been stludying Tier's almasse with rare inforns us that he is ti geaerally crrect. lie prcdicrtdl the strnl I I o-f Friday night last. llearing three facti t h we at ones benght a eopy from the Post. it master, and now will be able to encontuler changes in the weather by reason of pre- It paIration beforehand. trI Decidedly the neatest thing of the day p is the book line is the Half Hour Serie of d. alrper Brm., New Yorh. The bhooks are tar beutlifully printed in lond slied t l pe. The n itle page revels in every one snmething N ,hotee for him whno ppreciates good litir' r tare. Mr. Harris, at the past-oaee, has h thesad other ' aluable hooksl a We have blsen delulged with enntribll- e loq--petry, stories, etc.--in tIle last two Seeks. let our enrepollnlleit ramsnamler f that the Ortntla is a small paler, cud if their eoamunnicationse tn anot pipear in one, two, thre, or perhaps l cve weeke, there is still hope fIr them. We are naeerat alhen l Iher matter with which to tlt np our col- tI om . We rsceive mrtu ,farty to sity pa- it p es ah week-manyI of thta of great u pewrn ad strength in tIle lalnid. Friai a I iemh as thee we can ausally procure siL- i e--t valunalie Uatter to oeatisfy oar rel- . - But we like to enaeorage er frienuds I - Iame. If we eoeld be hear4 to make e ..., and weoauld he edeled, we bullhl di -ug them wrho write fuor us togivremat. m tes of men lual iatereal-thl happciags cI r ShI t Jsighbehood; the pebhle anm t * ed i to h planted il mrs, cteo, pete. I tenud emil gral lew ase the bsehebse II wha what e esloaess cele Orpr. t - scns le S era blaa athsest; bt i q esiaraimee pwerm s s lees later. h t eat m wUill y hear wih tbC; blt they I - atews sour asivaelenee - AN EXTRA SESISM. tie. Nicholls a hbel grwell lp - tisd to be tred to sal lmo sas i rm o 1b Legislatars. The esiy doe ekse as trot IMlN da7y aJeaary have bee pamse n a manner not Ma all reditable to ths.e who sit in our legislative balls. The few -nd.ividnal. who wished to consume the time allotted slam in houeme labir have kssa ovsrrumad b hShe lbes apusata, fusy talkers, and now, at a cost of over thirty thounsad dollars to theState, anothr iftfeenh lays iv to he dievoted to the work which tigt have been accomplished in thirty.. T"wo year ago we would have louked up. on all this as a matter of course. It w nothing for the radicals to do these thilgs. lint we almticipate usomething b.ttmer frum people who were of our own stripe. We symlpathize with the Osveneior in his umor tificatom. We know that if he bw the ual we think he anlnt fe.el humirliate at thi disgrareful albuh, the sham.funl negligenuc of thole who wentt iltouotic with him. We thiuk it likely that there was an act. ns necessity for au catra msusion, but that iccassity only arose lmeaive legislators did not do their iAnLy at tihe regular term. What is the cause of the singular indo. leuee and slow baste of the general assem. Illy? These mern at home perform the dltties oi the hour with sulcirent alacrity: Their in terests are not nIegleted by reason o their delay lit givitng them attention, and It seems to ulr tllilitiaited mamindt that unl less there hIt Almmnme advrlle: ittllecllrese ill the mnsphere in ant, albnt the city of New )rleans, law-m:taket might advance more, might uaccomplislh more in slmorte time', by giving to legislation that energetic care that they give to their own affairs. We have been sluw to accuse our repe. s;natives. We have know n that there was -a thingsn easy to abuse. We delayed lmng before eo nnmsning the sel thonght capahle twenty-foltr nmonths. igo. We hbve entleavored to lind exuuse !r inaction, blut, in tie face of facts, can o longer furbear. We smlemnly arraign he. ,re the people the fifth Legiilature as in apable. as unworthy the trusts confldedl to herm, as triller who have wasted valuable tme, as dronmes who in their idllenels live Stlhe lpelle's means If there b any ex ime, anything to urge in iuitigationo, we couid like to hear it. Tihel glal laws they may have paedl seem to have been bit ups thrnown to the pmople. They weigh nut little with 1s when conmpare with the lme lost in folly and idleness. CANDIDATES. The people will very soon begin to hear nm candidates for the various offices. The mmice seekers begiin to boil in tc.r on ye'ars with the vegetation, aild as thei aves inicrease in size so do they bhgin to, mnrgeon aln,! blossom anId hend gracefully I the breezes of popular opition, aim n iols to Splurkedl for the amlorumcnt of the bIn l litic. We heard of the first legislative aspmir t jist as the will cherry tree in front of ar horme began to revanl on its branrlcles a tiny points of green, and nIow that Iti lives ire allnmst full grown we hear of tny mseker fTr f.une and hmiioir anll t, mo tren. Like the earl) Iugs and temi dr iir Ives they arc coy and tnlullllirn- they fear tr mnt, lbt tIlt gerni in tlh'ere,. and aitlh iorablte weatthm will .rmuin )hnirt into full l inlnimmousi growtll. It -ill ouon to lie. l'oped that their favorite soil, that Iich will gires them their usuot gigantic wilth, in that whrch is enrichtt nby tihe intake of thoselm' who hiave gone before Inll. No special vitality of their nwn ken tlhem to live andl grow in beauty. is rather the wantlof lifte i thllose whose sces they aunhll ocun,y. Consider the inn ofa majority of thiose waho will oon I ntl themlllves, anmid you will at once ink of fngii. I ''e want tin anch acione as these for Imsllllllltg to thie warm climate of the te Caplital. Let us select those that ee a harily vigor of their own. To dtrlmp metaphor and speak more plainly, advise th11 people, to ply special heed to apirantl who present no recomimeital a save the capacity to attack those he old fain succeed. It is no pmioof ca lility. the power to pint out anld n- . in the fatlure of other. The abmltty I ttack an official rrcmrdl, as mich. proves I correspondiug power to do better. I yl ren of lnullt tongue and ready pen point to tIhe lmptnple the wrongs that se been dnme, thie errs of mission ml comminintm: hlit not so many. when (ed, can proo thetmselves incapablm of ular offense. Lt the poople think of these things h~e. i omomitting themselves to ally maln. Reral ReIe.. h people complapiin tihat our taxes areI ur-nous, bt di they ever think that re Is smething wors. which is more nriouns to the Ilta interests of the com- I wenalth than the rate of talationt The I etion of itate and natiotnal talation i inlton insilgniicance when comllparale I th tile terrible conlditilli of rural tho gybrfu', which has e lte a lhil rlenl so at as to delrems industlry, tlimcurage velepseaut. and take away all enjoy. iat in agricultural Ilmrilita. O(r farm. complain more loudly lthan aly other o to( d s~sdr ts do tbht give lthat t- aad attention to their replair whichb ; sheokld Is it no too commea kr1 em all to huvbery theatlgh the work sad t Me e ha dset If all hbands appolr _-. this yer woea work the LI tims lllgently l. o t wol hnM sba tlyI toredm. AM Cttes. .m. atrvalm. The lonei. 8. am. od eorgOs, made the fabwlmng ties mad point ad remarks Is a qapseddtvered by him, a short time agol in that state, He amid: 1 tell you to day, I care not what seasona may comae, what large cropl .0ou may raise, still, under existing eoalitions, ymu will ever grow poor er, who produce cottoo, and the. will ever grow richer who handle It after it is produced. Without a great change, the sauthern state are destined to become so many plantations, practically owned by northern people, and southern people so many hireling slaves to work them! And iu this condition you will reap scarcely the wages anld not half the respect you accorded your former slaves. And yet, the very reverse of this fate is in you: power. Under the present policy the next generation of southern iwople sill become the poorest, the most powerless and the most contemnptible of earth's inhabitants, while under a wise policy, the next generation of southern people may become the richest, the most pow. erful and-the most respected of pco ple. Whieb destiny will we eboosee But, you ask, how can this better destiny be secured? I will tell you. First make cotton your snrplus cropt In thele five words lie the :damson locks of your future power. .Make your own fertilizers by re-t, ing, cropping, grassing amn manur ing your lands. Thus, you become independent of the guano merchant. Your cheapest and safest line of transplortation runs from your own fields andl hog pens to your own barns and meathouses. With no debts for your supplies, you will need no accommodation debts at two per cent per month. Thllu you become inldependelnt of brokers, cotton flactors and lien merchants. Yon can then sell your cotton at your own time, to your chosen buy era and will get your own money. N.one of these things can a plnater do who plhants oil credit and borrows money to buy lhis irovisions. IBut, you say. the western states raise provisions so muchl chealer, we caml make more umoney by rais ihlg cto's nnd buhnyiug fromn theml. This is the teaching of figures, and a greater lie was never taught. Now, I affirn it is cheaper for yonu to raise your own provisions than to have them brought from the' west and given to you at the near. ast depot free of charges. flow is thisf in the first place, if we raise 1,000,000 bales of cotton we will get no moore molaey for them than we rwould get for oneahalf thalt nnluwer. rhea, out of tile same amount reali ele, 3ou pay for raising the 5,000,. NNinjust doutble cost of prloduction. IIalf the lahmr ;etal supllplies employ :l in raisaing 5,(1100,000 bales of cot on could ie employed in raisingil iupplies withlout reducing the vailue tf the' catton crop one dollar. Ihot lf this laboInlr woald raise more h:all you needed for salplies. You nldl employ mutch of it allso ill en ichinlg your lanllds antt inmprovinig our property in manny ways. Thena 'on wonld come to the end of the ear witlh your crib full of corn, your mnoke llatses full of meat, your fa'mi. S full of samiles, yourself full of ilde. I emalence and your pockets full of aonaey for investment. And how bould you invest itl In cotton fac ories on the waterfalls which (od ats eilt all through youtr country to an spindles. This would make you idelendeut of Old and New Eng. rad both. Then, also, you would aine your own implements of lhns. andry u hicl would make you in epentdent of Pen nsylvanin foundries nid Massachusetts workshops. In word, every improvement would e built up ill your own country, il all the profits of those impro'e. ants would go into your own pock. ta. Go on as you are now.going, make ig cotton your chief cirop, and slav. ry is thle doonm of your children and our children's children forever. A ople who depeund on other peo. le for food alnd clothiung are nod )ust be slaves. A Olegrace to Amelca. Thecause of Free Cnuba has receir. d istaggering blow; a blow that if' ot faital, is by far the severest SIlich that sacred cause has ever yet ustailmdl. After filghting heroically for nine ears, the most renowned of the Cu an leaders have capitulated. All the Generals ot the Central epartanent have surrenmderedml to be Spanish Commmander.in.Chief, ad are now being ned by him to adRuce their companions in arms, in le other delpartmeuts, to followa heir example. It is hard to inoeulpate men who ar so many years, almost entirely elf.saupportig and sel-dependent, I nl pitted against such odds, have eld their own in a thousannd aghts, nd made all the wold weondler at heir valor and coustaney. But it a harder to hear that men who had mg since earned immortality, bave mtered it for the paltry bus ea a w years ofa dishonorable life. Jo uothereolom wepusblih what 1 a koowo; and that is sad enough. ( I Ieavwe little room for hope. Bet I Maneo ant Roloff, in the Eastern sad Villas Departments, may still span the Speaes o*as, and add their nmes to Cuba's roll oftboaor by dying for liberty. For this catastrophe our own countrymen ar far from blameless. They have stood by and allowed a handful of struggling American heroes to be blotted out of existence by Spaalsh tyrssay.-N. Y. Ban. Sent off e a Misiuon. From the Telegram. WAsnuINOTON, Mch. 2.-A prom int Louisianoiano is the authority for the statement that the story about Ieonlar act louisiana having been sent to Cuba to look after kiduapled negroes is a fraud. lie says: "The truth is, Leonard has gone to Yew Orleans as the confidential agent of the Hayee Administration to plead with Gov. Nicholls and the other State authorities for pardon of An. dersa and the release of the other Returning Hoard scoundrels. I know positively that Leonard has gone on that mission. Reonard rep. resented that he stood pretty well with Nieholls, and for that reason Hayes seleeted him. The matter was talked over on several occasions. Hayeve aw it wouldn't do to under. take any arbitrary interference, and so he sent Leonard to impress (;ov. Nicholls that the whole North is up in arms against Lonisiana becannse ofthe Iatauiring Board prosecutions. You lee Leonard knows all about i the frauds that were committed, and hayes was not called upon to admit any new person into his confldence. This Louisiana fraud is a more sub. iect with M:3ayes. He doesn't like to talk about it, and Leonard so thor. oughly understood the situation that it was not necessary to explain to hint how Important it is that all the secrets of the Returning Board villainy shall not be made public. It only takes three days longer to go arolud by the way of ('nba, and that scheme was adopted to prevent the real object of the mission be comning known and discussed in the lpalwrs. leonard got an indefinite leave of absence from the louse, anitd you will hear of him in a few days in New Orleans, laboring for the tReturning Board." ThMe Sold ine of sergla. Atlanta Constitution: We can safely assert that the mines of north Georgia in five years will yield as much gold as those of 'alifornia ever did. What more doea a man want than to pick niup nuggets worth:forty and fifty dollars? Only lIst year a party of road hands working the public road near I)ah lonega dug up a plug of gold as large as a man's thumb. A countryman hauled at load of cabhlge forty miles to thin city front Dawson cousnty dulring this initer, anld had in hii' poekct along with his tobacco and knif two pieces of gold that could not have been worth less than $25. lie was inst as careless withi them as if they had been it coupleofbuck. 'yes lie was. carrying to cnre the rheumatism. We said to him: ,"Is ther much of this kind of g'oll in countyr" "Yes,' says he, "but you have to dig for it." "Well, why do oun raise cabbage and haul them so arl"' tle replied: "Well, you see, stranger, I habve to bring my wagon tlown to Atlanta to carry back salt and iron, and a few dry goods for the old lady, and cabbage is about as light a load as 1 can hanl. I gen. rally dig gold when my crop fails. We find the following passage in the speech of an Elko (Nev.) lawyer to a jury: "Here we have a physi. ciai, a mani who from his high and noble calling should! be regarded as one who would acorn to stain his soul with perjury. But what did he testify, gentlemanf I put the question to him plainly, 'Where was this man stabbedf' And what was his reply Unblunshingly he re plied that the matt was stabhte alhout ain ilnch to the left of thle medial line, g and yet we have proved by three unimpeachable witnesses that be was stablbed just below the Young America hoisting works." - Ir A Western editors throws up the ponge with the remark that *it tloesn't pay to run a newspalper in a town wheroe the business me a read almanacs, pick their teeth i with herring rails and advertise on he courthlouse door." We don't d blame him for quitting the business inder the cireunmstanrean, he ad made up his mind to starr Dnrinlg the palucking season whi j Ihoed on the last day ot Februsa . it Chieago, the enormouls number f 2,470,000 bogs were slaughtered td packed at Cincinnati, St. ILuia, 6 ooisville, Indinanlalis antd Milwan. p ree. The aMngaste number of bogs - mbed at Chicago during the past aC rra 3,940,0soo. Two commercial travelers enm. aring note: "I bhavre bee out three seks," mid the Jest, "and havel'l aly got four orders." "That beta l ," maid the other; "I have been aout our weeh sad are ouly g et oe eder, asd that'ehu oler h the lmm to eome hems. Dr. S. Y. WEBB, DSAL It . rugs, tCb ficints anlb nitinats, iuse "oilet voa/u, Sancg 7zair and aAth .tathca, Perefumeey wnd 3anic taclgd, 9.3russ ad and Grass and Garden Seeds, Stationery, Glans, Putty, Toi and Cigars, PAINTS and OILS, VAINISi ES and bDY-E.S1 The Porest and Best WINES, BRANDY, WHISKY, &e., for nal purpose. ? '* Fbrticilna' prescriptions accurately compounded, day or night. Hoomar,'La.. February 13, 1 +7w. Consult Your Interesi Before purchasing elsewhere, by examining E. L. JOHNSON'S --Stowk of GROCERIES, PROVISIONS and ('ONFECTIION Ei TIE BEST aud CHOICEST of Everything iu my line at the I.OWEST PR-rp TIl E CASH. A fine assortment of the best COOKIG STOVES, Cheap for the CASH. None Cheaper or tter evr Sold Im Clalbwm A Full Line of TIM-WA"R always in stock. A Art-clans TI'NEIR k rlay at work, STOVE and OTHER REPAIRINO DONE TO ORDER. Osid amt" Moderate Prices. E. L. JOHNSON, January , North de of Public Sqas, M January Jt), It5. J. A. WITTER, Cabinet Maker and Undertaker. Fram ese Cradle t* the Cols. Tmuli 0uI AD Tim. LT'IRNrITnRE MADE. REPAIRED A4ND I VARNISIIED. I make a specialty of Co mi, from the plainest to the finest, and guarantee better work for less money than any establishment in North Lonistana. A lot of all esies kept cunstantly on hand. References-All who know gpld work when they set it. Feb. 27, I1r47.-9*:6m OREAT OPENING -or SPRING AND SLNNER GOODS, A TIlE HOUSE OP 0. STEIll CO., .which they are daily receivian from the eastern cirtle-all pnrcbased at low prices and sold for the same, only for cash. The Ladia are espcially invaited to eumine the ue and well seleeted stoek of Ladles' ats-the latest styles also, Fashionable I)ress Ood-Pri-es to snit the times. t1e All come lut see for yourselves, and you will be pleased. Respectfully, I. STEIN & CO. Farmerville. Feb. ?S, I . 20:5t JOSEPHI SHELTON, DRUGGIST, HOMER, LA. Tl'ST RECEIVED A LARGOE auad CARE 'J folly selected stock of pure and freb DIRUOS, CHEIICAL saUd ilDICINES, A choice and elegant selection of TOILET ARTICLES, PERFUMY Ey, STATIONERy, Ac. TOBACCO and CIGARS of Est gqality. Pare Liquors for Medical purposes. The most approved Patent Medicines of the lay. Precriptions carefully compounded day 1nd nilght. New and sound Garden Seed. SSpecial iadcetmasto ad ureasuable diaconut to Physicians. Feb. 6, 1678. 9_: McCEANIE'S NOTICE. LL PERSONw g INDERTED TO ME Iv vaelt ad uate. and will eontlane my I with 8. Y. Gladney. All peronns in-I to me wIll find me at all timns pre. to make settlemente-to meeive Co. ae debts Ml a parcebass Ote for . l A. MeCRIAN. a6 mIWO e e IE . ,s a t, ma. _v o H IN E Sarles a mot reaable rIes. Dowd . and Per da... .... LI my ol. .t.do Tnkese j eb 6. IW R EIw NOTICE. THE nndertigned take oceusim ten Sthanks to their frktde and -g for their IPW.rl patronage ia the pub , solriit a comtinuauce of the esame successor. CRICJITON A OUAS. WILL CONTIN'E THE - Rtevlrinu d erwurdmklltl at the MINuEN ' LOWER LAN IiU give my personal and undivided a.ua. to the same; will study the lnestateai deavor to please all who petremisms will do bilinees for my elsetmemalhe any on else, no mate:r bow low theMt be, and claim as an advantage Ia me their patronage that I cam freight tom arl to twity-tfor hew tier tha other, thus avoid wajons. O TnOl Minden, La., Oct. 15, 1077. itaden Upper Landli tAVINU LEASEDTH llll nm 11 per Landin, I ta the att hippeers andt Consignees to my eeiUrr WAIEHOBES aend the thekmee of the road leading thereto; and tbhankb s past favors, reped8 fnrther eonaigments of ucomal S As my pecronal care will be gives business, my patrons may rest esases It will receive prompt attentioa. H. A. iA*MB Oct 3, 1877. H. A. BEEF AND POBL FROM this date until the elm i Witer I will only bdtig dsaad_ to the lomer Market ONCE A y moat will t be of the b qut . dressed and as chaeap a e a market. Will open m aythue a week with the TeO-ntl hd ute TlIOMAI D. UiNDIR Jan. 9, 1878. Noticee To My CosemS T HAVE YOUR NOTES AND Or£e1s I counta. Notes are ad dEs, ad ++ that don't pray may leek seo tire l MONEY-I must have it. II 4e NMi warning. If the moe iset !a, January, 1 sill pessed i as and I mean what my. I will 1 prices for cotton in settlemaM. Sept. 19, 1877. A. Lock and Guam-Bil -aT 5051P nuuuLm, IN front of Witter's CsatIe ) 1 door to . y. Oladnas^ A use ented it the beet earl with a sl lipeteh. bSwilng EeiMase ai tlt work warreted. ' Work sot taken eas la 3digU Oct. 9,1I7 Mr IM Jea.. Si n.