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N0gER MASONIC FEMALE INSTITUTEL -
_ghtssath saam uhteP h.Ia T nm
SFFICIPFt TRACIIIR will Ill every
la Ip,rttu0t. Rgpemelatttiontt iven
loarm per ath p feat wee, k lmclu.
Lng walingI. U, tAe., S1 .
Tuition. $3,Jt4 W_ *e IettavganeS
The Inutitalela aiterly sa4etatrrl .
Sewd for CL e. L ,
Aug , tClabesas pr las,
TEiPA!$ CE 8E5>ETINOS.,
The Grand Council U. F. of T. North La.,
STIILL hold its nest annual meeting at
SHOMER, commencing on Thursday,
Jslv loth, 167t.
O. L.Oaskins. Gr W P; Miss Mattie May~ ,
Or W A; Adam II Davidson, Or C'; Mis
Therdocta McFarland. OrA ('; Max teanlt,
Or 4; Alle.n Larkslale. (r A S; John W.
McFarland, Or Tr; Miss Fannnie Parker, Gr
A Tr: John A. Miller, Or Chap; - Ives,
Pust-O~ce of Orand.Scribe,'Vienna, La.
Aug. 22, I"77. l:s
Hoer Conaell NI. , U. F. of T.,
Melts at the Court-Howe ewery Pide Night. . .
oullncIM : e
T. 8. l8igh, W P; Mrs. Adella Sligh, W A:
A. T. Dorman, R ; Mis Lida Scott, A R 8:
J. B. Otts, Coud; Miss Kate simmonas, A C;
J. A. Parker, Chap; R. P. Harwell, Sent:
I T. Vaughn, P I; H. W. Kirkpatrick, Tr;
A. C. Calhoun, C Dy.
Aug. 22, 1877. 1:o
John Young. R. T. Vaugho.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
WILL pratlie in tbe Courts of Clail
Sborne, Jackson, Bienville, Lincoln
and Union, and in the Supreme Court at
Monroe. March 13, lo7ti-:t'y
Judge J. 8. Young. Jno. A. Riebardson.
TOUNX A BICHA3DSON,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
PARTNERSHIP limited to the parish of
Claibore. Legal business attended to
by either partner in Jackson, Union, ieon
ele and ooincol parishes, and before the
Sulrerme Court at Monroe.
Aug. 2, 1177. 1:7
DIrTON S. HAYES,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
IILL practic in the Courts of Clai
borne, Bienville. Jackson, Union,
and Webter, and the Supreme Court at
Aug. 2, It77. l:y
R5. . I. BICIMADION,
IHAVINIG resumed the practice of Medi
Seie oaesu his services to the citizens
of Claiborne parish, in the various branches
of bhs profession.
ONe as the Drug Store of Joe Shelton.
Aug. 22. 1877. l:y
t. n. COLBMAN,
W ILL attend promptly and eac.iently
to all bniness in his line. Charges
moderate. Residence 8 miles southeast of
Hmer, on Trenton road. P. O., Homer.
Aug. *2, l7. 1:y
IErAMIABL s IUCCEaS.
The nuceas of the leading literary pper
of the West, Tar CHcaGoo LzDGER, istruly
rcmnrkahle. Since its introduction to tie
,ciang publie, six years ago. Tac LCoK1K
heeg-edll adraseed in tvor, and is_ ow
showlnrsded second to no paper of the
kind in the country. Its circulation is
national, ad hIt bren obtained through
the er.rts of its pebibelre to produce a
peper of high moral charater, and at the
o i tIems ll it at a prl o onst.ient with
e peme heIs times. That they have
u lId, nad we, too, te bomemads of
readers of Tat LYea eesUaed from
Usi e oams T a. Som Osuet tolertda
willbeartestimony. 'lsn5 C oCaeblaoeat
Sa s e fartye-e1ht eolumn weel Ipper,
whteb ootaius noie both uomple to and
outioed, nla a number, writta by the
eb o resdinS to vry *.
To Tas Lao ChIo
DANIEL T. HEAD,
TRENTON, LA., W,
RCEZIVLNO, FORWARDING AND It
COMMISSION IERCHANT. Tm
DEALR L' Bn
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, BOOTS.
SHOES, HATS, HARDWARE, IRON, Th
CASTINGS, BAGGING, TIES,
WAGONS, CARTS, BUGGIES, He
ROCKAWAYS, COOKING He
STOVES, FURNI- Tb
Platstlatio upplies of all Kinds. .
Liberal ,JdvaesC made on Cotton, in
cabsh ad supplies.
Aug. 92, 1577. 1:y
ISAACSON A 8118, Ti,
Wholesale Dealers in
-.amily and a,
.lantatian e7°iprtie, i j
COMMISSION MERCHANTS, An
48 Canal and 67 Common sts., Br
New Orleans, La. It
March 6, 1578. 29:3m
. KERN, l. 0. a. 'TERNE, N. Y.
N. KERN & CO., I'
Wholes and Retail Dealers in As
Santd , Sltab/e L y , adaJ ,
104, 100 and 108 Baoone Street, TI
Between Poydnrs and Perdido Sts., II
New York Ooo, 44 Hudson Street.
Feb. !!, lI10. 2':y W
S. W. RAWLINS, TI
(Skeeeesor to Rawlite & Murrell,)
Jatian 2aclat and It
Qawnmia an* £flCtchkant, i"
Noe. S UCies Street, IT
Nov. 2, 1577. 15:ly7 TI
E .. . HART CO., II
Importers and Wholesale Ai
Grocers and Commission II
Stores 73, 75, 77 and 79 Tebonpitoulas at.
Watrehousen J3, 95. 97 and 99 Tchoupitoula A
street, New Orleans.
Auig. 9. 1"77. l:y
L. C. Jurey, M. Gllis. I
JUREY A OILLIS, Ii
KlOTTON FACTORS AND GENERAL
SCOMM1~iION MECHIANT'S, I
Ofice................... 194 rar ier Street,
. EINf ORLEA..S,, LA,
Ang. 92. 1477. 1:y '
John Chafe, Win. H. Chaffse,
Christopher Chafe, Jr.
3JOHN CHAFFE & SONS, 0
Ot OTflON FACTORS AND GENERAL I
tJ COM.IIOSN 3MERI'IANT'S,
Omce ....... ........ No. 52 'uioun treet,
.EII' ORLEAXS, LA.
Aug. 9. l'77. l:y
E. Page. P. Moran.
PAGE O IMORAN,
' P/Rholeiale f'ealteA
BOOTS, SHOES sad BROGANS,
iats, Cape and Traks.,
No. 10.......... ......... Magazine Street,
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
Aug. 92, 1577. 1:y
i. JOHN HENRY O CO.,
Wholesale Dealers in
Boots, Shoes, Brogans and 11
s Nos. 191, 193 and 195..... Cemmon Street,I
S vEW OBLA.5s, LA.
Aug. 22, Id77. l:y
- STAUFFER, weREADY O CO.
Importers and Dealers in
Hardware and Agricultural
of No. 71................. Canal street,
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
SAug. 22, 1877. l:y
A. DALbDWINi & CO.,
S(Successors to 81ocomb, Baldwin & Co.,)
SHaIdware, Steel, Iresn and Railread
i1 CUTLERY, OGUNS,
No.74 Canal, and91, 93 mnad 96 Common 8te.
.VEf OBLEAN8, LA.
Aug. 99, 1s77. . :y
La gS.IONS HARDWAIRE CO.,
lmporters and Jobbers, in
Hardware, Cutlery, aGns
awAJSea andes.. .NwtI Mam hre,
s6 bt. LOUS1, MO.
o . go1g. t:1.
OUT YOUR JOB WORK
AT THIS OFYICE
THE uOOEL CHURCHM . fo
Well, wife, I've (ound the model church; I
I worbhipped there today; ia
It made me think of good old time, before
my hair were gray. di
The meetin' bouse was tfiner built than they to
were years ago;
But then I ftsund when I went in, it wasn't
built for show.
The sexton didn't seat me 'way back by a*
H. knew that I wasee old and deaf as well wi
as old and poor.
He must hayv been a Christian, for he led
me boldly through it
The long aisle of that pleasant ohurch to
sad a pleasant pew, c
I wish you'd heard the singin'-It had the tit
old time ring- Jo
The preacher said with trumpet voice,
"Let all the people sing;" it
The tune was "Coronation," and the music
Till I thonght I heard the angels striking it
all their harps of gold. kJ
My deafness seemed to melt away. my it'
spirit caught the firs,
I joined my feeble, trembling voice with di
that melodious choir,
And sang as in my youthful days, "Let an- w
gels prutrate fall,
Bring forth the royal -iadem and crown
Him Lord of all." CC
I tell you, wife, it dlid me good to sing that k.:
hymn once more, Ct
I felt like some wrecked mariner who gets
a glimpse of shore; ial
I almost want to lay aside this weather- l
And anchor in the blessed port forever 11'
from the storem.
The preachin'! well, I can't just tell all that '
the preacher saidl; t
I know if wasn't written, I know it wasn't tl
He hadn't time to read, for the lightnin' oft W
Went passig 'long fron pew to pew, nor
passe a sinner by. tl
The sermon wasn't flowery-'twas simple tl
gospel truth; C
It fitted Iotr old men like me-it ftted
hopeful youth, iI
'Twas full of consolation for weary hearts
that bleed, l
Twas full of invitations to Christ-and a
not to creed.
The preacher made sin hideous In (entiles
and in Jews; I
lie shot the golden sentences straight at;h
the finest pews,
And, though I can't see very well, I saw
the falling tear it
That told me hell was some way off, and
heaven very n-ear.
How swift the golden moments liew within i1
that holy place!
How bright beamed the light from heuaveno I
from every happy face!
Again I longed for that sweet time when
friend shall meet with friend, I
When congregations ne'er break up and
Sabbaths have no end.
I hope to meet that minister, the congrega
In the dlear home beyond the skies, that
shine. front heaven's blue.
I doubt not I'll remember, beyond life's I
The face of uod's dear servant who preach
ed His word to-day.
Dear wife, the tight will soon be fought, the 1
victory be won,
The shining goal is just ahead, the race is I
O'er the riv.r we are nearin', they are
throngin' to the shore,
To shout our safe arrival, where the weary
weep no more.
e (Christian at Work.
[For the OGARDIAN..
"Abon Ben Adhem, (may his tribe increase,`
Awoke one night from a deep drean, o:
And saw within the.moonlight of his room,
Making it rich and like a lily in bloom,
An angel writing in a book of gold.
Eaceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold,
to And to the presence in the room, he said,
'What writest thou?'
The vision raised its head,
And, with a look made of all sweet accord,
Answered, 'The names of those who love the
'And is mine oner' asked Abou. 'Nay, not so,'
Replied the angel. Abon spake more low,
But clearly still: and said, 'I pray thee, then,
Write me as one that loves his fellow-men.'
The angel wrote and vanished. The next
It come again, with a great wakening light,
And showed the names whom love of God
And lo! Ben Adhem's nameted all the rest.
The use of alcoholic liquors as
medicine is almost as old as Time
and as wide as the surface of the
earth, and its advocates appear to
t' be as inconsistent as its use is ezten
sire. If the appetite be too weak
- they take a little to streugthen it.
If It be too good, they take a little
) to assist digestion. They take it
to warm them, and then they take a
Slittle more to cool o. It i a
pansees for all the painsll and aches
of the body, and a specific for all
,the troubles of the mind. It is
mised with their food to improve it,
water is seareely endourable withost
it, and for bathnlog purlRoees it can.
not be excelled. The river of Lethe
18 never furnished seeb a blesing, asad
even the holy water with which the
devoet Catholie sprinkles ble fhee
and remembers bis sdlue no more, is
of but mier tlapemtane whea nom
l pared with leebol. Tefl yeur neigh.
bor that you are afrsid that aleobol
Swill ruin him, and he wont like you
for it. Tell your crooked.gotog ter
friend that he is drunk and he will bot
in all probability give you the lie "ge
direct, and swear that he has not the
taken a drink in a week. exe
Try any and every way that you der
may to get men to denounce alcohol b
and then you will begin to And old
what a hold it Las upon their affec. gal
tions. Men bug the delusion uuntil frot
it bites them to death. When aloo-. e
hol has dried out the natural secre- gem
tions of their bodies, and their the
joints begin to atifden, they fly too stil
it for relief. When their premature- yoe
ly dry bones begin to ache they call nor
it rheumatism, and a bottle of whim. es
ky with a collard stalk tied around mo
it's neck is good "bitters" for this use
disease. When the little nerve the
which passes from the orbit of the of
eye up over the forehead has be. I
come inflamed by the use of whis. Al
ky it produces severe pain, they stil
call that neuralgia and say a drink ate
always cures it. When men have it i
drank until their minds are as mud. to
dy as the turged waters of the he
Mississippi river the remedy is to
take another drink to clear away
the fog. I know the strong bold
which alcohol has upon the mind of no
msen as a remedial agent. I know tel
the high estimate placed upon it by "c
the masses, and by all classes. No
Grand Mogul ever vaunted himself
such a king. The liveliest imagi
nation of Sancho Panza never drew fe
a picture for himself of such exalt- vii
ed greatness. And yet this great at
King is a fraud and the returning Q'
board which counts him in is renal. ve
What a task then have I before me ti
.to strip this gigantic fraud of all di
his gaudy colors and show him to a
my neighbors in his truly hideous se
nakedness. I know that the stern cc
cold facts will shock them like san
unexpected shower-bath, but like
Abou Ben Adhem, I love my neigh
bor and will not shirk from my I
,"Alcohol is neither a food nor a
heat-producing agent." It does not ec
add one particle of strength or heat be
to the body, but really takes away in
both. If this be true how have the hi
"In 1870 the International Medi
cal Congress met in Philadelphia. of
That body was composed of about o'
600 delegates from Europe and SY
America, among them some of the
ablest men in the profession. Real- it
izing the importance of some ex.- o
pression from this Congress in
relation to the medical use of aloo
bol, the National Temperance Soel- t.
ety laid before it through its Presi.
dent, W. E. Dodge, and Secretary, i
I, J. N. Stearns, a memorial." They e
received in answer.
.lst. Alcohol is not shown to h
1 have a definite food value by any
° of the usual methods of chemical '
analysis or physiological iurestiga- t.
2nd. Its use as a medicine is that
t of a cardiae stimulant and often e
t, admits of substitution. a
3rd. As a medicine it Is not well I
ftted for selt-prescription by the
4th. The purity of alcoholic llq.
uors is, in general, not as well as. I
sured as articles for medical ane
s. hould be."
k This plain, strong language com.
t luog from such a body of men seems
le tome to be lSicient. But more is
j!handy if you wish it. Dr . . M.
a Hunt, of N. J., Vr. II. Munroe, Dr.
a Richardmson, F. L 8., Dr. Smith,
em F. R. 8., hJearpenter, F. R. S.,
ill Dr. Cameron, Dr. Chambers, Dr.
is H. I. Wdod, jr., Baron Liebig, Sir
it, Benjamin Brodie, Lees, Madden,
,t Brinton, and if that is not enough
io. you would not be satisfied if I should
Smention more. Them men have in.
ad vestigated this fraud chemically
be and physiologically-not in behalf
ic of the temperance eaus nor for the
Is, plrps of deacnmtg It-.Ibt with
m. the view tof eteading a knowiedge
·. of sciente tratrh. They all my
ol "It Is etther a food nor a best
on producig agent?. Diekeson, at.
ter showing up its evil effects upon
both mind and body, calls it the
"genius of degeneration." I ell it
the greatest fraud of the age-none to
excepted-no not even Wells, An. M
derson, and their two "niggers. in
Neighbor, look at this hideous
old fraud stripped of his stolen re. as
gal robes. See him daily stealing on
from you that genial warmth so ec e
essary to sustain life, retarding di- a
gestion, drying out prematurely at
the natural aemretions of your body, "I
stiffening your joints, muddying t
your brain and shattering your u,
nervous system. Chemistry expos- of
es him, physiology opposes him, TI
morality abase him, soeat custom
uses him, and men uphold thm on tt
the ground that it is not the fault bi
of whisky but of the man. fo
For shame! for shame!! good Mr.
Apologist go and like the Ostrich in
stick your bead in the sand for a li
storm is brewing and perhaps when a
it is over you too may be enabled
to see this grand old fraud juat as i
he is. o
Yours, truly, it
Asou Bun ADuas, Jr. ii
P. 8. Think this all over well '"
now, and when I get time I may ii
tell you more about this wicked' old b
"cuss." A. B. A., Jr.
The boy who sells fruit and con. e
fectionery on the train is usually a
vigorous sort of a boy, with an eye I
strictly to business, and with no ro. -
mantic thoughts running through
his active brain. Oneofthem came
very near raining the happiness of 5
two young souls for life the other I
A young man sat in the seat with J
a pretty girl, and though the pas.
I sengers couldi'4 distinguish their I
I conversation from the noise made
by the cars, it was pretty evident
that what was being said was of'
s great interest to the young couple. I
He was sa ying, "Jennie, darling. I
I have loung been wishing an oppr
tuulty to toll you of my great regard
,"Peanutsa" inquired the fruit and
t confectionery boy, thrustinug his
t basket in front of the pair.
"No!" exclaimed the yonug man
in an annoyed tone, and waving his
e hand to one side.
"As I was saying, Jennie," be
continued, when the boy had passed
on, "1 have long wanted to tell you
* of my regard for you. You are
t every thing to we, and always in
your absence my thoughts are cou
tiuually dwelling upon-"
"Nice candy--prise in every box,"
I- Interrupted the boy, totally ignorant
E. of the interesting conversation he
was injuring. The young man
shook his bead, while the girl look.
ed mad enough to bite a bairpin jn
I- two. When the boy had left, the
i. young man resumed:
S"1 do not think you are entirely
insensible to my regard, and I feel
' certain that you in some degree
reciprocate. Tell me, darling, if I
:o have a right to think that you are
y "Nice fresh figs, ten cents a-"
Ii The boy saw by the countenance of
s- the pair that he could make no sale,
and moved ahead with the basket.
The young man finished with his
eyes the sentence he had commenced,
n and waited for an answer. It came,
murmured in his ear that no other
ill person might learn its importance:
"Oh, Charlie, you've no idea bow
t happy you make me by your avowal.
You know that I care for you only,
qI and that my regard for you is as
w. lasting as
e "Maple candy-very uioe"-said
the boy, displaying a tempting array
,- "Clear out!" ejanculated the young
as man between his teeth, in a savage
i tone, and as the boy elered out, he
tarned to bt8 sweetheart for tbe
. conitnation of bhie answer.
Ir. "As lasting as eternity. I have
:b, always eared more r you that any
4 body else. All our folks amy you
are just splendid, and mother says
). you are as good a-"'
,ir Popooan-flesh this morning."
, The young ema rose hastily and
lifted the b sevemral meats dowa
gh the e, and the girl fell to ertylng
mid in handkherblet The yoeug ma
rn. resumed hi seat, sada Laseood
ly silenem ontil the train stoppedatt is
statlon, when, in eoipany with the
alf prolady, in~gLb iwrhieh
ith was kis bed for a ew mitmla, w
Ig an with hle beme, a at elr im
braes up a iate uae~tlmat
Cosmms sken in Avermb.,
We notse in the leadinu ens .
pers of late a good deal o sedsne
talk on the subject of advertiorg.
Much of it is contributed by Iki.L
log advertisers themeslves, who
have bad large and expensive .
nriene, and have kept achb a vnl
and intelligent record of the varJ
one kinds of advertising that thiod
testimony amounta to a peratieal
demonstratios. They have t6tg6
all methods, from the eteueapYhls
sad the street-eor pleeard to te blg
white pitaled letters oi fneese amt
the periodical band-bills etagi
with advertisemets and herbed
under the doors or into the poekets
of people who never open them
The testimony of all thes ettqde•
eneed men enforces the eooel ga
that, for a genuine, effective der.
tising medium, which is saN to
bring a prompt and liberal tetrs
for the money invested, there is
nothing comparable for a moeset
with the columns of a live, intereset
ing newspaper, to wbhib the lutelft.
ligeut and well-to-do people of a
community look for es a snd opla.
ions upon current events. We van.
ture to say that every businaes a a
in Cleveland who has made a
of the various methods of edvegttq
lug under discussiou has reached
the same couclusion. The day qf
illustrated placards, almaeac oad
"advertisers' directories" is past i¢
this country. The business has
been overdone, fortaues beeo wag.
ed in it, anud the barreanes sae.
suits from all such outlays bha p.
udiced some classes of business
men against the whole asbs Of
advertising. This prejndlce is, bow
ever, but limited and tempesry,
and the tide of intellipget opianion
is settling back to firest prisl es
-that is, in favor of tresh, well
written and attractive advertiss
ments, feqently changed Into form
and inserted In the leading newq.
papers of the commuuity that the
advertiser desires to reteb. Monty
Judiciously expended in this way is
never lout, and it often brings a s
turn of ten, twenty or ftSy fold.
The influence and range of the
newspapers are broadening 0ad
f deepening day by day. The Jom
alism of the United States ras -
pened and improved in tone qpd
character more during the peat tya
1 years than it had done in the pre
vious fifty. We are a busy people,
I and have little time or taste tor
long stories. The increased rpge
and variety of the newipe is
trenching upon the domaina o t
book publisher, the pulpit, and bhe
lecturer. More and more, year by
year, the daily and weekly Journal
I is furnishing almost the soloe uaed
ing matter of a large proportion of
b the people. For exactly this sea
Sasou its value as an advertising me.
il dium is increasing day by day. We
say this from no merely seltb mo
Stive, but beuause it is true, snd it i
t to the interest of business eee who
e are preparing to spread their sele,
to the spring breezes of retaruing
prosperity, that they bear it fi
Smind. Money spent in advertising
e may be wasted or bring golde
fruitage, according to the degree of
intelligence with which it is die.
el pensed. Put it inoto a good, lUv,,
e popular newspaper, which will car.
I ry your advertisment to the cost
e ing-rooms, the breakfasttables, sad
the Iresides of the people who
.* have wants to be met, and meao
of with which to meet them. Tha is
,, the whole priceless secret of so
t. ceesful advertising. - Ciewlmed
A' I'inT srrtNo YoNo MAx.
A- pbysiclan*rell known oers.
boats was recently called to ase a Ia
I ly who was reported to be suft.dg
with terrible pain. The y
h' hastened to the residence of th
and found her in bed. He Mtd
id her pulse, looked at her too go std
commenemd writing a pres.ptice.
She said to him: "Doctor, I don't
think you nnderatand my ei.'
If "Oh, e I do," said be, at eln( s
stand it very well? After a Imls
while the lady vrmarked to hl
again: "Doctor, I dodt tbilnu
know what's the matter with t
Sthat you understand my eaditlci.
The doctor replied: "Oh yes I do,
madam; I bte a pattent up tom, e
youag muan, justa lia your Ih,
ing with the smue diasees As
d hoar afterwardsi thelady ga I eth
rs to a ten-poeud boy, aew the lrr
man got along oar bteaemt IS
not say.--J( Jase (Cl.) 2Ths
s ome has one ofSh
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