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M. G. DAVIS: i 'SUN' SIIINES FOR ALL." PUBLISH . .
OL III. CITY F JEFFERSON, LA., SATURDAY, JULY 14, 1860, N(Q 7.
BY G. W. CROWELL.
How oft in youth's bright gilded hours,
When first its warm pulsations beat,
It lingered fond 'mid earthly flowers;
And turning then with wayward feet,
It treads the path where dangers lie;
,Where fame its phantoms .smile and
Advancing oft as oft to fly,
That shine to lure, and lurI
Its visions sweep through
And crowns a life with
its soul unscathed by ch
And fancies rare its hepe
It builds its castles towering
And peoples them with spir
`'heir turrets pierce the bending
Enthroned upon the viewless au.
It lays bright plans for future lif
It scans their course and be
Its heart beats high for eager strlfe
Its mind on deeds of daring dwe0
. longs for war, the tented field;
iThe cannon's roar is music sweet;
The strength of arm the sword to
The nerve of soul the foe to meet.
In senate halls it proud would stand,
`With voice which every soul should
A lofty name throughout the land,
The breath of praise should ever fill.
In church and state, with n cil wise,
With truth and right it iould pre
Would seize each moment as it flies,
The right to aid, the wrong assail.
bThus dreants fond youth, impulsive
With growing strength eas4health
refreshed, " :
-Who feels his inmost i
With life's deep pulse'i
But age creeps on withl p
And hopes on hopes dis
It sees with grief and ani
The wrecks of life aro
Adown life's ever rushing strekmm, ,
What phantoms glow with lurid glare!
Across its troubled tide they gleam,
The funeral torch of wild despair.
They flame along the darkened way,
And flood the soul with transient
The gleaming splendor of a day,
Then sir ks to doath in darkest night.
GEN. BYNUM COME AOAIN--le canes
a Young man fur a Fancied Insult
Almost a Duel-The Atlanta Examiner
gives a pleasing incident in the life of
General J. G. Bynum, who created such
a sensation here a few weeks ago by
eloping with a young lady, a student in
the Spingler Institute. Mr. Leals,
editor of the Temperance Crusader,
was, amusing the crowd by improvising
verses, in one of which he was so unfor
tunate as to mention General Bynum in
connection with a young lady to whom
he seemed to be particularly attentive.
No sooner had he committed the bhln
der, than a brother of the young lady
managed to inform Mr. Leals that he
had given great offense by his allusions.
Ample apology was at once made, but
General Bynum was not satisfied with
this. After dinner,- while Mr. Leals
was sitting on the piazza, the General
made his appearance with a cane in
one hand and a pistol in the other,
and at once proceeded to administer
to Mr. Leals a flagellaution with the
hicko(ry. IIe struck him only three
blows, but these were severe enough to
Confine MIr. Leals to his bed for two or
three days. In a newspaiper controversy
which Mr. Leals, who is connected with
the Atlanta Iuttelligcncmr, subsePquently
had with MIr. lIauhlitcr, of tihe Crusader,
the latter taunted him with having
received a cowhiding at a public water
ing place. A peremptory challenge
was the result. The affair terminated,
however, without a resort to "pistols
E Mr. Keeker's wife having left
hik bed and board, he published the
following lines in a Western papet.
It is quite plain to see that the lines
emanate from a bleeding heart :
Myi~fe has left my bed and board,
iora few days for a few days;
She left of her own accord,
When 1 was out from home;
I caution all to this amount,
Don't trust her on my account.
For she's not coming home.
and ove blitnely
dreadful ravi tp the
mind of the Psa it." y of the
shadow of death."""As& th a Greek
Convent no lady is admitted; adl as there
were five ladies in the company, two pat
ties pitched their tent about half a mile
from the Convent, in the valley below.
As this is the country for Bedouins, who
range through it unmolested and un
checked by the Turks, a stampede was at
tempted upon the mules. This was dis
covered and resisted by the muleteer-,
who rushed to the scene, firing guns and
pistols,.and making the welkin ring with
their shouts of revenge. After exchang
ing thirty or forty shots, the mules were
recovdred and one or two guns captured
from the.;sttacking party by the gallant
muleteers. While this firing was heard,
the American camp was naturally thrown
,into great-confusion; and in consideration
of the fet that a general attack was anti
Iolpated by the.whole tribe of the Bedouins,
verybody acted with the most amazing
amount of braver: and determination.
Pistols were rapidliloaded, every gentle
man took his position, and one of the la
dies, armed with a pistoldeclared her de
termination to fire, r`` e;enemy. Soon,
however, the true of the case was
understood, and a rs were allayed
The battle ended Ra few wounds, not
of a dangerous character; and there being
a surge.. among the party, the wounds of
the m~ ers were soon dressed with a
skill which quite astonished .them, and
filled their minds With new impressions
of American greatness. One young
American, a Mr. Seelgy, of Ohio, shot
himself in the finger duning the affair, but
the ball was extracted, and the wound did
not prove a serious one. After peace was
declared the diamond ring erg taken
from the various boot-le g, Where they
had been deposited for eafleping, and
the watches were dug up from their hiding
places under ground. But the most aptud
ing incident of the scene was the dis'vejv.
of one of the couriers and a dragfh~t
crouching under the dining table .for
The muleteers of another party of
Americans were attacked near D'amascus,
btlt the baggage was protected, and- the
aflsir ended with the jss'of two Fins be
longing to the male hers% These gnas,
howevcr, have sipce1 beeh. recovered by
Mr. Consul Johnson.
It may be that before another traveling
seison sl,aJ, roll around, Russiap arms
may keep the country more quiet, but it
is feared that the Lebanon w~i prove to
its owners the Caucasus of Syria, and
every chief a Schamyl.
'i'lme present t'ite of things in Mount
L'banron is nt 'it all invit'ng. A few
days ago in the vicinity of Sidon two
I)ruses were killed by some ChristiaS;
and the friends of the slaughtered men,
while performing the aineral ceremom,nies,
killed three Christtlns and a priest, by
way of revenge, to gppetse the spirits of
the ghostly departed. . This reprisal was
immediately foll!Owed by an attack on the
part cf. the Christians in "thle n-iglhbor
hood, arod resulted in the death of the
mourning Druses, who were killed upon
A Poetical G'em.-IIere is a poeti0al
gem that should be impressed on the
memory of every newspaper reader:
"Tell me, ye ange:lic hlqrsts, "
Ye messengers of lovo. -
Shall helpless printers here below
Have no redress above?"
The angelic band replied,
"To us is knowledge given;
Delinquents on a printers book
Can neirot enter heaven !"
0i- A downcast poet has written an
immense poem on "Nature," which
comma nces :
'-Wiggle, wiggle, pollywog.
Prett' s5ofl yoiu'll he a fro_"
women-poor things! are just
c atching it on all sides for their
id among other crimes some
ow accuses them not only
too much, but of eating too
Hear the whelp :
writer in Blackwood more than
that, in addition to other
1lies, that of gluttony is grow
ence. 'o should hope
t the case; but what is
m of female education
Girls are never taught
e to see a young lady
ood, says Blackwood, or
the proffered wing of a
albeit with an ail of the pret
.disgust. That always, to us at
engenders suspicion of previous
mets, of surreptitious luncheons, of
forenoon indulgencies in cakes and hot
jellies, it may be with a flavor of maras
chino. We see at once that there is a
falsity in our sweet neighbor's perfor
mance; that she is acting a part delibe
rately studied and conned; and we
remember, with a shudder, the'story in
the Arabian Nights, of the lidy who
restricted herself to a few grains of
rice, at regulated meal time8, in order
that she might be properly appetised
for her hideous supper with the Ghouls.
This is bad enough; but what shall we
say of an undisguised voracious woman?
It is frightful that such a thing should
be; yet, nevertheless; we lie uot when
we assert its existence.
Gluttony is not altogether a male sin;
it can be found in the female. HIow often
have we beheld it rolling by in carriages,
containing enormous women, bursting
with plethora, in whose rubicund coun
tenances the awful sign of habitual hot
luncheons appeared. Are they to be
pitied ? Yes: but their ,husbands are
more pitiable still. For we cannot con
ceive anything more wretched and de
plorable than the case of a man who, alter
his day's work, returns home with a fresh
ened appetite, and seats himself at the
table with a few friends whom he proposes
hospitably to entertain when, opposite him,
the partner of his couch, th co. slirn
and 'elegant Laura Matilda, -'i ute
obesity, her p,: oi ions dtllel. . .ty,
and a su len s... urpon her h y ip
when !oK n, :: Toues, and' mih, the
ded"est •'iends of his soul, vainly assail
her wi jokes, and when even Bosh at
tempts ht fascinations in vain."
Dark ?ooms.-It has been remarked
that our countrywomen have a *trange
mania for dark rooms. In her "Notes on
Nursing "? l orence Nightingale says on
this subject: .
Alnark ho e is almost always an un
healthy hedu always an ill-aired house.
Want of ig stops growth and promotes
scrofula, riolets, etc., among the children'
Peopls lose their health in a dark house,
jd'if they get ill, they cannot get well
.4in.it. Three oat of many "negli
en les and ignorances" in managing the
. o$ a house generally, I will here
tiention.as specimens. First. the female
head ih charge of any building does not
thi irecessitry to visit every hole and
cdrr 0ri it'every day. How can she ex
pect. ose who are under her to be more
carefull to rraint,:in her hou-e in a healthy
condition than she who i; ii charge of i?!
Second, that it is'rmt considered erss c nt iml
to air, to sai;, and to clean rnooms while
uninhabited-whic: it saimpy irrnori:g
the first elCimetary t iion of tni'ary
t'iini s and laying It i .niii l ely for
an kinds of dise; se. Ti'i:rI. that lih: winl
dow.and on, wd ind,:'v. i ,m.sih:rrd cnoullg
to air a room. lion it una ito that it you
who are in chlr, e, d ,n I I ,ikt1 ,;l th,,e
thin s yourself, ttuose undtier vyotu will I,,
more careful than y u are. rIt aippari as
if the part of the ini-trees wa to (,, , hllain
of' her serval ts, and to :,ce f t :,r'ir ex
cuse-not to sahow thIitm rhow th.ere ri-ed
be neither coimplaittts in l: io r c:;ci 0<
rE '" An lrislani '-ilhi 'I at ,i :gi ter. .
in a small towni in thli (1 ranrite Sltllt, fr
half a pint of run. lie was i.fr m,.
that he could int hatve it, ;a it. wa\s oilI
sold at the agency for 1dlicil liir
poses. Pat declared lie oinly i. atled
it to soak some roots; ulpnl tho It ri uit Ii
of which doclaration ho ,,l,taiiini I.i
liquor, which he kctt itn his hi;itl till
fairly out of doers, wlhii lbeint lf the
flask to his lipt', in full view (,f the
astonished agent, its contents suddenly
disappeared: "You r !" exclaimed
the exasperated ve 5 t are you
doing there; I d* q n tum]
to drink. You tt it
to soak some roots." " d s ' aid
entirely, Doctor, it's the roots of tap
tongue that I'm after ,oaking. repdi
l'ot with n l, --. ,mb.. 1
POLICE JURY-PARISH OF JEFFERSON,
EXTRA SIT'TING OF J'I1Y 9th, 1860.
The Board imet this day pursuant to
P'r sent the lion. Win. Mitliotf, Mes
srs. Levy, J. M iller, L. C. Perrot, It.
L. Preston, WiVm. Fish and N. Betz.
The minutes of the last meeting
were read, and .ni motion of Mr. Pres
ton, were amended by inserting the
approval of the( securities offered by
the different Officers.
MIr. Preston on behalf of the Coin
mitteeo to whom was referred the peti
tion asking for a night-police offered
The Committee to whom was referred
the subject of a Police Law, most res
pectfully submit the following for the
approval of the Jury.
Be it Ordained, etc., That all white
male residents of the Left Bank of the
Parish, above the ago of twenty-one
and under the ago of forty-five years,
shall be subject to patrol ditty when
ordered by the Police Committee, and
notified by the Syndic, except in case
of sickness or for some other plausible
cause, provided, any person called
upon to perform patrol duty shall be
permitted to put another person in his
That the Police Jury shall annually
at their first August meeting elect a
night-police to be under the supervision
and direction of the Syndic, who must
obtain his orders and directions each
week from the Police -Committee, and
make a weekly report to said Com
The Police shall consist of two good
and trustworthy men at a salary of fifty
dollars ($50) per month each, whose
duty it shall be to patrol every night
from sundown to sunrise, the public
road or such parts in the jurisdiction
of the Police Jury, as may be ordered
by the Police Committee to the Syndic.
All orders of the Committee to be
The patrol shall consist of `ot let
than three armed men, and as many as
the danger may require.
And the said patrol are to be called
or'ft only in cases of necessity or to as
sist the police when public safety re
qbires it, In such cases the Syndic must
assume the command.
The police or patrols shall arrest all
vagrants or suspicious white or free
colored persons, that they may meet
on the roads or other places anl bring
them before a committing magistrate,
to be dealt with according to law.
They sFXall have power to arrest all
and every slave they may meet without
a pase or pcrmn:t from their nvner. ,over
seer, 0o employer. They shall deliver
such 9Aaves to their owner, overseer, or
employer if a resident, and le entitled
to reocive one dollar from the ownue:,
etc., for the arrest Imid delivery of eaclh.
Andall slaves which they. may arrest
whose master, overseer or employe:
does hot reside within the limits of the
Police Jury; they shall deliver in the
Parish Jail and shall be a itled to three
dollars ($3,) for each and every such
arrest and delivery.
That Articles 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and
13, of the Ordinance concerning at rols
shall he still in force, and all powers
therein given to patrols shall ie dcle
gatetd to the lpolice. And further, the
I,,lice shaell prevent as umuch as possi
ble all l l: wful tralfic with slaves,wit!nizm
the jilrisdlieti,,n of the Police ,Jury.
All dherei lic'tiin of ducty ,n thIe aril of
the oillieri , to lie reporteld by tihe l',licecI
(C',mmilltto, to thu IPolice' Jiry. And
,n ar veto e,f te ,ajority ,of thmo ,Jury,
Ilime eflhier shall I ,e dise~hrged noel the
salary in such c,,.-s ihe paid necoriling
ton pr o-rate.
All ,r linanevs coter('ningi patrol
wliichi aren .ijereveled ,by this ordlinamnce,
or in c:,;,tlict withm it, he arril , .re hereby
On motiolt of Mr. Bletz, the report of
thel (COlunllit teel wl Vll dlittcll as an ordi
nance of rthe lidice . J.ry.
Mlr Leviy offeredi the fllwing resto
litihi, whitlh ,i being .s,.eii,,dihd y MIr.
I't.l reto w, as op ted.
i: ',,,, That it '-hiqll lie the duty
o' thi ,omta ry ani Tran sura er ex-officio
if tle 'ilice .Jury in eac hI year as soon
•ms tIme rait of tonXs on tproprty ii ,ay he
fixe,. ,, pre.pare'he Tax receibits and
f ,,r Ifr. t!. time fixtd for th, pay
wn.et f" said taxes to deliver tie samte
to the Parish Tax (Colie'tor, who shall
give his receipt therefoir spj.,mifb ing ti'
aggregate amintt thereof ; and ulsiil
Tax Collector shall from t ine t, time
ei1iit ti the TMa~eur,.r all .mch as may
rL yve beeuipid, and credited in his
ta of reoeipts; and at the end of
e period fixed by. law or the ordi
*-les of the P'olic c pay
t of Taxes by tl rs unto
He treasury, said Tre 11erify
th#* said (olli(.tor's tax
bills wit h hmis ir,.e I -
and debit the said Collecto thel
deficiency if any.
That it shall be the duty o~he'Trea- "I
surer also to keep a soparatet book ,in
which he shall charge the Attorgleýf
the Police Jury with all billgac cQunts
and suits put into said Attora y+ ands
for collection, and oredit him, wth all
amounts paid into the Treasury sb as to
show at all times the amount of his lia
Tie following bills were apprqve X
by the F'inlance Committee and orda ed
to be paid.
.lJcol, \Veivel......... $6(i 00
Joseph Hllines........... 15 00
Joseph eines............. .. 2 00
Tllomasn Taylr .;r ......... 00
The following reports of Mr. E.
Rigaud, Ex-Secretary and Treasurer
were read and referred to the Finance
T'o the lion. the President and Members
of the P'olice Jury of. the Pariah
(f" JeJferson, Lefl Bank.
G(entrmein: I beg leave tomake the
As per iblance from my
Extra Riport published
Juno 15, 1860........ $2,244 09 1-2
Received sineo frllom Tax
Collector. ........ . .... 415 66
Total amount duo by me, 2,659 75 1-2
E. RIGAh UD, Ex-Treasurer.
Parish of Jefferson, July 2, 1860.
1'o the lion. the President and Members
of the Police Jury/, of the Parish of
Jefferson, Left Bank.
Gentlemen: I beg leave to submit the
following, a correct report of my Re
ceilts and Expenditures as Treasurer
of the Public Schoolos of the Parish of
Jefferson, Left IBauk.
April 19th, 18t60, hianded
over to Ine by the l'resi
dent of the Polico Jury $2,591 g
May'14, 18(i0,app'mntrec'd 400 20
Total.............. 3,001 16
Amounts disbursed for the different
FI RST'' DISTRICT. "
F DMay 7, 1860, paid to \W.
RI. Vashington, ....... $50 00
June 1, 18(60, paid to WV.
It. \Vashington _...... 50 00
May 15, 18610, C. F. 1)Do
Iuissieres ............ 42 66 2-3
June 7th, I(860, C. F. Do
Iluissieros ............ 75 00
May 28, Win. I). Parker,
for two mioTiths salary
ending .June 1, 1860.. 90 00
May 7th, Richlard Stillo
toncher......-........ 40 00
May 28th, 1860, Richard
Stille teacher and rent. 50 00
Amount of disbursement 397 66 2-3
Balance on hand this day 2,603 50 2-3
E. RIGAIID), Treasurer.
.July 2, 1860.
The fllowing counimnication from
d.lr. A. 1'. (ray was also read, which
on iio' tiioi of Mr. P'reston Mctnded by
Mr. lhetz was referred to the Finance
-'oun oh , It -l.
Jilt:'rvminldi,:, July 9th, 1860.
T, t Ihe lI,n. Ithe 'rrcsidcnt and members
,f th, l',li,'e .I,,y, for the Parish of
Jf; rsn,,, Left lak.
a utleinen: On calling t) pariy ily
paurish I ltaxes on the (6tli inst., thlle coller.
frt inlforeld ic tha that tiere was a special
tax pon lily prol'rtv, aiiountiiig to
19 80-100. I am n ot, aware of any
disblr,irs-nltitnts by the l'arish, for the
special purposes of this village, during
the u;past year, other than for the repairs
to the Ieveo and l'arlsh Road, and
having given notice to the P'olico Jury,
(your juredec,;:srs) thLLt it was lriy in
tentioui to repair niy owI Level, and
the Parish Road ill front of my pro
perty; and having done the work ac
cording to the directions and II thI,te
satisfaction of the Parish Syndie, I
supposeRd that my dutieson to th, puIbilic
in that reslc.t were lischiargcd, aIll
tlhat I wasU not liable for the deliu'juitclcy
Of ot lhers.
lIeferring to yolur Svnlic,, for a con
firlnlation of what is hIir , .ttteld, I rely
with confidence, ulpoi the actionll of yoU
111,,. body, for justice ill the promises,
andi a remission ',f the special Tax al
luded to. Very respectfiilly,
* A. I'. (GRAY.
On motion of Mr. Levy, the Jury
ad ~ned to meet agtin on the, first
Ifoaday o~%gust, 1860, at 11 o'clock
A true copy,
CHARLES E. ROYER. Sne'v