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VOL. 1.I HOMER, LA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 1878. NO. 33.
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lins or 1. i In,i igth. $1,i lpe'r t1111n11: fr
el msotliths, $t0; for thr..e imithi. $7.
Busine"s adiv.erti nmenllts of gircater engith
w ill b r' 'il' i atd al f tei rates.
Leglt .olvvrtist llnts t ill he charged at
legal r.'t-. t hlr.e tlixcil livi in; outherwie
at *p. d r, Inhlle above.
.t r ,.,t,,,, ', 2l c n.t. per line.
Fi:, .r. t in' * of lhie thal, ten liu's,
and tw u .;.,; aun rt Ilgiuus otncdes inemrted
Job. rt rk venzctedl in the nerteit style.
asd t r" ,"ou,,I.l prices.
ighteetnh Annualieaais b pwt. Mt,157t
V'FrI'IE'lT T'EACIIHER will fill every
L I)'.,rIIiUSLt. Especialatteutiou iven
to L Mt.Li
Ui,:i, I. lpr Isonth of four weeks, inolad
lug w. l : g , lights, Ic., $15.
.u1n 1. 1,$4aud$5. Ifoestravagaao
alsur I1
TI, I ,titotion estrltly SOe-soetariaa.
, or I 1'. N.. bLIOGH, Prit.,
Uilonr. Clasburne parieh, La.
The G( ran Couneil U. F. of T. North La.,
I '.tI . hil1l Itsll u"L t a3nni I.*etlug at
II, i.hI:l: r. umeuL ig oni Thursda y.
July 'lth. l r7 .
G.. iiskini A.* ' P'; Mo1w S.itttiMay.
r W l A. Iht !L I i ).,l ,i11ii. ir C; .Migs
ThIer. . i. !l.f'.arl:nIil. lfr .t (: Ma11 x I' a,lh
SOr S; .Clti it Irk.ltal. tit .t ; .,hu W.
Icll'.irl 11i. Sir Fr; M:i lF..luni Parkr., Or
A Tr: .li:u A. Miller, (r'Chap: - Ives,
lir s,* .
Pust.O.Iic, of Grand Scribe, Vienna, La.
Aug. 2. 1477. l:s
Romer (oeaell No. 1, U. F. of T..
Mea. at the C'iear.Ilo,r emiry Fiday .Vightl.
S ii Fue I' :ir:
T. S Shgh. %% P: Mrs. Aidella Stliih. W A;
A. f. liOrmI',,. R : Miss Lida Srott. A II S;
J. It. itts. .Oiad: .iMLs.' Kate .eimolilius. A C;
J A. l'.1rker, iChap: I. P. ll:r ,l), S. ,nt:
IL T. Vaunh,Ii F S; II. W. Kirkpatrick, Tr;
A. '. Cal.hIbo.u, 'C DLy.
Auli ; 2, 117. !:
JAih Young. E. r. V.nghi-.
,I' ,IL practir ile' ('t~r ,f Cof('la".
1 .. 1 . I. k . It:.Li t.. ii .. L it : tl,l
0.t1 I't:*on, esl in the tnprme I' o rt at
M onro. '. .1 lnrTh la. 1o,7 +- -3 :y
Jud J N. Yug. .lu). A. lichardion.
I)\'F.EII.IIII' h..l,',l to the arl.h ,,f
'I.Lubulu. Ll· l hneltelr allilttended to
bi either urtn'l"r oi .I:Scksii., 'liin1. Itrlit
Vi alrLil Ltincoliu pariu L s , anid lIsour.' the
biupt,lllii Court at M.uuruo.
Aolg.: 2.1. , l77. I :y
Hi)MER, I.A.
TII.L. pLractice n1 1 hit ('onrt of Clai
) hBiurnS. te.viilhl. Jacks-n, LUniio.
at.l Webster, ad the Supreme Court at
Aug. 2J. l,-77. 1:y
H AVIt' r'.eumeil the practice of Mewl!.
ciua otlrsm his service s o the r.ltizlen
o Claiburnue parish, ili thuvIte v ous brauinches
of hli prolf.saiol.
OfBce at the Drug Store of Joe Shelton.
Aug.2. 1-77. l:y
,'I1LL attend priomptly and leflt ientl3
VI to all htsin'44i i his. line. C harge,
mIlrter.tte. R,.s ilcne minlls so;tllhoL.t o
Hlnr,. in Troeutlouu road. P.P. 0., ilumer.
of ill' W't. Ti, E . is usi LIinLIt, is tr-l.
rt.markatil... Sit.' itc ii t lnralaicti to lth,
rusliiug public. sX Vinjie ago. TIll LItIoIt
is .us , padily ia,,h lud i fsvor, and ii Iut
acknowhllg.'.l i", i'tnul to no palwr of ths
kltil in the roItry. Its ireitaltin i
th.e .Iforts of its pul'hisher prot im u'
paper of high soral chsra.Or, aid at tb
S-.:w 1ime...,ll it at a trice . astent wit
the present ia-d Simes. "hit they hav
5uceedsnl, iatd .well, too, the thousands
rIalhre osf Tlr. I.E'r.a scattreid frn.
Uaiue so Tea., andl frna O.g,,n to Floril
wilt helr testimoniiy. Tur. CsluauIt. .D'E:
Isa large fTrts-eight ei,11m111 we-kl" paj'l
whith e,,SltainS sttoriis both 'mrpltt. so
emnthtlne., In eath Ilunmwr. Wriiti hy It
*f iltfrlmstion i-tsresting to eve.ry en,
Th ..-hlcriptinta p-rie of THl IS.le Ri
only 51..0 pe year, plta.e paid, and it I
fij1-= I evety particolar to othr plprels
tsh e as.ehshraeter whirh sell fbr tlI sav
Thi?5i copies of ibis valuable paper will I
esato an aee who sends 10 cents am
add uree. tn Tue Ltuaar. Cbscmg
Plantation unpplies of all Kinds.
Libetral advanlce. m:ade on Cotton. iu
:, aj. d .uppliesa.
Aug. 2"2, 1I77. I:y
Wholeeale Dealers in
antily and
.Plantalion .z- e&t/lica,
1S Canal and 67 Co(nunon sts.,
New Orleans, La.
.M1arch 6, 1w,79. 2::3m
I. KERN, N. 0. S. .TERN.E, N. Y.
I. IERN & ('O.,
Whtuleale and Retail Dealera in
aiacy & Fd La/le lg 4ood ,
104, 106 and 106 Baronne Street,
Between Poydranald l'er.ad.o St.,
New York f0kg, 44 Iludsonl Street.
Feb. st, 18lU.
(S~eea.sor to It.'llna' & Murrell.)
attlan .actot and
,iiwunti.saan Iletchcan/,
wlo. aN Union Street,
Norv.2. 77. :177. pF
E. J. HAlT & CO.,
Importers and Wholesale
Grocers and Comminsioon
5I 7ri 73. 7 ,. 77 and 79 Tt hoanpitnulas lt.
War-to.' '.c'. ; 1t.9197 Aud ua rchoupu toniaa
street, N.w' O(rleans.
Aug. '2'. 1-77. l:y
L. C. Jurry, M. Galli.
). ............... ... 194 Grai, .r Stret.
NI:r' ol:LC.I.V., L.I,
.Jo101 Chaut:'. Wlln. II. Chaffe,
('hbra.tp~ r Chaf'L , Jr.
Office........... ....... No. 52 I'nion Street,
E. Page. 1'. Moran.
I / !Il/wleJale realeta
llets Cape amd Trenks,
N,, 10 ...................Magazine Street,
"El: i ORLEANS, LA..
Aug. 22, 177. I:y
WVholrnaul I)ealers an
Boots, Shoes, Brogans and
No.'. 121, 12. and 125..... Comnmon Street,
Aug. 2. 1577. I'v
Importers and Dealers in
Hardware and Agricultural
No. 71............... ...... Canal Street
Aug. ,t1~I7. t:y
(kncceaaorO to tloeormb, Baldwin & Co.,)
D)ealera in
ardware', .teel, Ire aud alhellat
No.74 Canal, anmd 91.99 anl t Commaon We
SAug. 1", D'77. t:y
Importerrs and Jobbers, in
Hardware, Cutlery, uOan
i and Pistols,
ae. 8o , #~3 ad ea6...North Main t.e
Aug. 19, 18??.
Jack Fmt had paid us a visit or two
And the leaves lay thick on the groead,
While here atad there, in their rustling
A nut or two might be found.
I strolled out under a chestnut-tree,
'Whac. del tl eu my hl.cad ,tlae, pop!
k snt that had taken just that time
From a far up limb to drop.
Well," I said to myself, "if the least event
lIas a lesso to teach, if we
But clhome to ftid it, I mean to try
What this chestnut will say to me."
Bo I took the prickly thing in toy hand,
Anwl what do ysn thinLk came nett?
Why, the clheset preacl edasermon to me,
Andl took itself for a text.
'I think you will find this life," It mid,
"lIn sole respects much like me;
And perhapl 'teeas to show you the best
part of both
That I came down, just now, from the
'My outside is fresh and green, you per
Andl pleasant enough to the sight,
ILat pricker. and thor n are on every elde
As you'll tind if you hold me too tight.
c"Asd if you do, hold me I soon will get dry:
All my goau looks will vanish away;
u n a very short time most unsightly I'll
And begin to allow signs of decay."
'Go, then!" and I tossed the thing out of
my band.
."You are useless and worthlles," I cried;
'Stay, stay'" said the nuat, "you hiave seen
biut the shuck;
There is something worth having inside.
"'o handle me lightly, and look right in
You will find snmething good now: I
That's the part that you want, now you've
got the, trute nut
And the rest can affrd to let go.
'There's much of the outaide and show of
this life
1 bat bright to your eyes will appear,
lBut gse;le'd, its rough sides will cost many
a pans
Anad its sharp thorns full many a tear.
'And thenu wbhen you do hold your coveted
(Thic thing thasthes c Vt yvo se dear).,
Its Iwasuty will fade, and its substtaurce
And its worthlessuess quickly aglwar.
"In some lives that we see (like some lnts
you will ied .),
The kerunel is sheivtelced and small;
There is no sweetners. there'; the outside
can't last.
So the whole is worth tnothing at all.
"IBut others you'll find full sweet to the
Though tihe shuck has egun to decay;
So sonle lives never show their fu1ll aweet
ness and strength
Till the outside is passing away.
"S handlie life's outside only enough
To extract its true goodulne,, its kermel.
AMd gain from it nourishment, strength.
which shall help
To grow aup to the true life eternal."
The searmon was over: I thought as I rose
IlIow ratlch of true wisdomi there lay
In the lesauen I le'trand out under the tree
Wlhere the rhesetut Ircacehurl that day .
f°Christmas I'ulon.
[For the Gt'AtRttIAt.
What higher earthly gift can be
bestowed on tuan than that of gen
iust To be a born artist in some
one of its various branchemt? It
coutbhiles taste in the truest sense
of its meaning with originality of
thought. It exhibits itself in spite
of all embarrassments andti obta
ies. Though restintg in obscurity
for a time, perhaps eveu for ia while
after the great mind has left the
tabernacle of clay, yet posterity
will be comlpiled in justice to say
"that man was great.'
(Genius, skill, talent and taste are
all alike in kind, but vary in degree.
In poets, the English Milton, tithe
iMantuan bard Virgil, and the Gre
cian Homer rank the highest.
As to great spiritnual mightles,
the two most conspicuous fgurea
are those of Moses antd Luther, they
having made the most Herculeau
strides in that line. The formes
gave a history ail a character tc
a people; in addition, was a a great
military leader, a statesman and leg
islator of those timnes. He wa
chosen as the law.giver, and the
codes are greatly binding on the
civilized world of to day known aS
the Mosaic law. The latter was the
sledge hammer of the reformatiot
who shook the very fonuatiou o
Of the drama Shakespeare takue
the ascendaney.
In soolptnre and painting the tro
artist's work is world 'renown
Thbe lesser lights, like planets an
satellites, revolve aromend thes
suns. However, t tbhe latter, tb
writer was informed sevenl mouth
- ago by a higbhly cultivated lady -
Colombrs, Ga., that during be
Sstay at the Centennial, she sper
much time in the gallery of arts, ex
amining and studying the works of
the American painters, and though
the styles were different, yet the
execution of each was so perfect of
its kind that it was difficult to de
cide the superiority of any, a critic
being apt to bestow preference ac
cording to the bent of his ownl
natural tastes. Perry's copy of Ti
tians, and his Venetian churches
were as excellent as Ward's prairie
and Indian life; Page's Shakespe.
rlan heads as good as Whitworth's
landscapes and groo fields of sum
mer, and so on.
In the art of photography what
a vast contrast is observed,.even by
the uncultured critic, between the
mere operator and the artistic eye.
The different ranges is observed
in that of the prima donnas, those
queens of song. Also in that of
the stage actors, as the Talmas,
Garrick, Siddons, and McCready.
In the architecture of a magnifl
cent edifice the artisan's work is in
imitation of the original thought
and skil of the artist. It is said no
violin ever equalled the Cremona,
the maker having died after com
pleting twelve. In skillful hands
the instrument is said to almost
speak, weep, and wail like a human
creature in distress, until the lis
tener's soul is wrought up to that
high pitch of agony, it cries, "stop
1 can't bear it."
In music, Listz-the greatest pi
anist time world ever knew-and
t the Italians, Rossini and Verdi; the
Germans, Wagner, Vou Weber,
Handel and Meyerbeer; the French,
Auber, are a few of the names that
rank as geniuses. The number is
more numerous in the musicians,
and are greater in number still in
the lower order ot talent. And of
the manipulators and students of
these there are as great a namber
called performers as there is in the
variety of degrees to which they
attain. If we unfortunate crea
tures who are debarred the delights
of either possessing any of the
gifts even of the lower order, or of
seeing and hearing the a.sthetic
skill and taste displayed of the
highly cultivated arts in the world's
wonders, could just bear a .Pagan
nini-the greatest violinist of the
world-or the girl violinist,t'amilla
'rso, who is again mking her tour
I through the United States, we be
ing unaccustomed to so great a
stimulus, might drift into harmonic
delirium tremens and appear as in
sane withl delight as we have ever
seen blinid Tom display.
When we become accustomed to
aI thing we gradually lose our aplre
ciation of it. But all things once
were new. One by one they rise,
produce a furore, and sink to give
place to a higher improvement of
it. Yet it originated in somebody's
brain. Credit is given where the
highest art culminates, for the time
forgetting the poor brain nmoulder.
ing into dust that first gave it birth.
It was crude, like "diamonds in the
rough," yet the intrinsic value o01
those gems of thought are precione
F all the same-others complete the
31 work and are called great for ow
r enriching the world. Harvey hai
° credit of discovering the circual
t tion of the blood, but history states
C that long before Iarvey's day the
SSpanish Michael Serveties, who wac
ea phbysician and theologist, was oe
e copied with the same sobjeet
This Unitarian and iis works wee
Sbnrnlt at the stake at Geneva 153
Sat the instigation of John Calvii
f who regarded him as a heretic. A
a physiologist his ideas were to
is tar in advanee of the times.
Art in its highest form belong
as to but few of thim world's numbem
d. and can be followed as a lirvelihoo
aI only by those who are snperiorl
e endowed, it being not only theki
e espeelal talent, bat possessiang I
as lavish betowneat of it. Tbhe
of who only poners taste or love f,
tr seh things, shoald never is
vt tisionary way mistake their calli
and venture to achieve lmposibili.
ties and starve in the effort. Fol
low the natural beat troam the be
ginning, no matter the nature of the
ealling, each is important in its way.
"The eye cannot say unto the band,
I have no need of thee; nor again
the bead to the feet, I have no need
of yonu. If yea once allow the
bent of your nature to be wrenched
from its natural ioolinationa, it is
apt to remain permanently warped.
Ordinary people as the most of us
are, must allow esthetio tastes to
be indulged only in hours of leisure,
it is merely to afford reliet from
grave interest, but never to supplant
the important argent duties of life.
Hayneaville, La.
In a Nowsp er Editorlal Rem.
Harpr's Magasine.
Clustered among sores of other
publishing oeoes loomed the build
ings of the Tribune the Herald, the
Sun, the World, and the Times,
white wreaths of steam rolling up
from their roofs and from the grato
ing over the pressrooms. The
pressrooms extended beyond the
buildings under the sidewalk, and
the pavement vibrated with the beat
of the machines, which were already
tossingoff parts of the papers, the
insides or the outsides, leaving a
reserve of space for the news that
might arriveafterward. Where the
heat had penetrated the %ard flags,
some newsboys had cureed them
selves in innocence and dirt. Oth.
ers lay asleep on the steps, where
the most important and most hur.
ried of the larger contribytors to
journalism finally forebore hbm dis
tunrbing them. Occasionally a tele
graph messenger dived into the en.
tra:ce of a building, then an errand
boy front the Post Office with a pile
of newspapers and letters, and theu
a reporter from some late meeting
I up town. An a matter of appear.
ance more than anything else-as
the last from admitting advertise
ments had longsince closed-a clerk
sat in the advertising office, on the
ground floor, and drowsed, with the
lights halt down.
The two gentlemen entered one of
the offces, and began to ascend that
long stairway by which all editbrial
rooms are attained, custom and
economy invariably putting editors
in a garret, whence they may look
down, physically and mentally, on
the world they write about. More
telegraph boys, compositors, proof.
readers, and reporters passed the
visitors on the stairs, who, when
they had explained their business
to an inky office boy, were admitted
into the sanctum sanctorum of a
celebrated morning paper.
A close, low-roofed, smoky room,
lighted by innunmerble Argand
burners, and filled with little desks,
at which sat stooping, busy men,,
pnffing cigars or pipes, and scrib
bling with pens or pencils, at light
ning speed, that was the next scene
opened to them. On some of the
desks there were piles upon piles o01
niewpapers from points as far apart
and as varied as the capitals ol
Europe and frontier outposts on the
e far Western plains. A little tin boa
shot np and down a wooden shaft it
the middle of the room, into whlic
a rolls of manuscript were put by as
e office boy, who rushed from desk t,
lodesk and gathered the sheets at
e they came from the writers' hands
SFr;om time to time a nervous, sharp
. voiced, imperative gentleman, in I
e very much soiled linen duster, callet
to one or the other of the workers
and gave orders which would hays
bs been quite unintelligible to a lay
le man, who may have mistaken the
establishment for a slaughter-houns
when he heard a pale-theed littl
gentleman requested to "make
paragraph of the Pope," "ct dow
! Anna )lckinson," "double lead (lei
e Grant," put a minion cap-bead oc
Peter Cooper," and "boil down th
Evangelical Alltanoe'.
e. But making a paragraph of th
t Pope simply applied to the eomnpres
re sion of some news ooncerning hil
Sinto that space; the minion caphbe.
intended for the venerable pbilar
in i thropist meant the kind of type t
' be used in the title of a speech c
o lecture of his; and boiling down an
Scutting down were twoteehilcalitie
expresaing condensation. The gel
5 tleman in the linea duster was t,
r, night editor ia charge, the despot
ad the hoear, and the Intermedlary 6
1 tweea the writers and priater., tt
latter heing on the foer above, an
dr the ltt tit he In the shafLt -
a moonsinlag with tbem.
as By thre etdoek she lastl*e
,or mo be in the Iwitue' h-a
Smod hm mdoigt stti shs time
b awrpper oiLs ht ts editaal
ag' partmeet is ln a state of awvero s
tensity and activity for which I can
imagine no parallel.
The smoke from the cigars sad
pipes rolled up to the eliling; and
pens spread over the pars of men.
uscript paper. The writers bent t0
their work with tremendous earn.
estoees and ooseeotration; tihers was
not one of them who bad writtes lie
than a column of matter that night,
and some were elosalg two or tbel
column articles, which eotalaod
nearly as many words as five pages
of Harper's Magazlne. Tbpy wree
pale and carewora. One of them
was heading and sob heading eabto
dispatches from the eat of war,
another was writidg editorial pare.
graphs on the very important telt.
graphic news that canto in, another
was damning a new play in Iruldent
prose, another was revising a thrill.
ing account of a murder, anothe
was transcribing his stenographic
notes of a speeob on the iiflation of
the currency, another was putting
the finishing touches upon a well
considered arthile criticising a de.
bate in the French Assembly, nad
another was absorbed in the desertip
tion of a yacht race. The little ti
box in the asbaft bountced up and
down more frequently, and the aight
editor became more Uervous and i.
perative than ever, as the ingers of
the big clock on the wall went be.
yond two. The leges of noen.
seript were at up one by one, and
long, moist prooflsheets eame
down from the composing room.
Then cutting down began,
and some of the writewrsaw articles
that had cost them hours of research
annihilated by the stroke of a pen,
or reduced from columnus to
paragraphs, not oin account of
nnimportance, but simply bleeyst
there is always a superfluity of mat.
ter, contrary to the erroneouts notion
that thi6 editor's great dicullty is to
fil his space; and in some instances
even thte paragraphs were finally o.
mitted to make room for unexpected
news that arrived later. Telegrams
were still coming in at half.past two,
but soon after that hour one dia
patch brought the words "good
night", and that meant the clesing.
The night editor and his assistant
now disappeared into the compos
ing rooms, where they remained to
superintend the making up of the
forms; and the men at the desks
prepared to leave, or threw them.
selves back in their chairs for "
chat and some more smoke.
The IMatrimonial Lottery.
larper'. Magazulne.
A young stranger called on lr.
iMcC. one evening, while he was a
-pator in New York city, to engage
:sis services in the performance of
a nuptial ceremony.
"I wish to make a bargain with
Syou, D)octor," said the young omat.
I1 tlhink the girl I am to marry will
make a firstrnate ife. If you will
wait a year for your fee, and she
tlurns oat as I thintk she will, I'll
I then give you fifty dollars."
SThey agreed, the young couple
were married, and the incident
passed front the doctor's mind. At
the end of a year, at the same time
E in the erening, the young man
e called again. The doctor did not
it recognize him at first.
t "l)o yout not r member the bar.
f gain we made Then you married
a me a year ago?'
_ "Oh, yes," replied the doctor.
n "Well," said the youlg man "she
h is twice as good as I thought site
n was. There's one htndred dollars
o for you."
is Exactly opposite this is the fol
,. lowing:
A clergyman in one of the Ilud
a son river towns united a German
( couple in marriage. When the knot
6 was tied, the bridegroom said:
e "Domtinie, I've got no notaish, bat
SI'll send yon vro leetsle pig." It
te was done, and the clreunstanee
e, was forgotten by the clergyman.
le Two years afterward iwe tet the
a Geruman in another town for the
ra first time since the marriage eare
'.! mony was performed.
it, I "Dominie, aid the German, "you
e remembers you married me, antd I
gave you vou leetle pig"
•e "Yesa
I "Yell, if you'll inmarry me, I vill
m' give you two leetle pigs..
t I Timid Weslterner- "ow, the
to truth is I'm not oppoeed to payin
or them there bondholders in go
d I wish they had all the gold li the
a world. Just let them know one
nt. that we're willing to give them gold,
he ipad they'll immejitly usay they meet
of bare diamonds. As long as we ry
te. silver only, they'll be astlesed with
he gold. We've got to see u trns t
ofdoe' believe in tko hed i todd
s, Illirses e peeb mto raese
se as d that the
it them."

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