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MANY VOTERS. ,To my friends of Assumnption : I am an Independent candidate for PARISH JUDGE, irrespective of rings or political HIRAM H. CARVER. -Fevier ]Ro4 for A1..piption. Up to this date there have 1 -een silty-five cases at Labadie ville and seven deaths, to wit : M ame Graziani, John Stev ens, Adam Lassaigne, Edward l Prejean, Arthur Labigarail, Ar tthur Francioni and one other, namei unkuoowA. Mr Evariste Hebert, an old and worthy citi Zen, aged 64 years, also of that village, died on the eleventh instant, of.a chronic disease. In the vicinity of Florian Ro dgnue's store there are some sixty cases of fever and only one death. At this place, three cases and one death. Above Paincourtville some sixty cases of fever, but only one pronounced case of yellow fever --tLit of Mr. Edward Rodrigne, wlhdied on the twelfth instant. All those down with yellow fever at $lhis preoepe writing are oonvalescent, end ,with proper care will undoubtedly recover. ,The success of our physiciaLs i, the treatment of yellow fever ip this parish is without a paral lel in the S4te, and too much; cedtcapnothbe bestowed upon them." We regret to state that some of our phlysiqians are much exhausted from incessant labor, but still a.ble, hQ wevcr, to hold their lines against heavy odds. Attend to your assessment, as the time.,wil. expire, for correc tions, on the 16th instant. Judge Taylor Beattie of La fourche declines for private ten InUS to liecome a candidate for Congress from this district. Mr. J. G. Paikerson of it. Mary will be nrged foi" the Pepnblican itoinination, his frieunds clainong that his character for honesty and independence will secuire to "him the` support of all Demo crats and Conservatives who are diss.itifieri with the candidacy ofI'Hon.'J. IJ. AQklen. If t.heye is any well founded reason for supposing that such dissatisfac tion. eXists to an extent that would exercise an appreciahle unfluence' on the result of the election in thle d(lstrict, we have et to learn it. Our impression Sis-adJpd.ge Be.tfie's re - jato raut qoufirrnit--thaltan .anz ,be selected whb .t dfett Col. Ack zwille Chief './fwj. er~PL~~ I'EATH LOVES A SHINING MAICK. t Yellow fever,.the great scourge of Southern climates, is mn ot midst, fanI Dr. R. R. JBeatq_.lt has fallen a victim to the disease, r in his thirty-third year. It is so often the.custom of j the living to speak in eulogistice terms of the dead, and tomb stones so frequently convey the feelings of the surviving fliends instead of the truth, that we hesitte to express our feelin. ,in rgtnard to cnue who so recently d .noved in our midst, endowed d with those good qualities whichl lendeared him to all with whom l he came in contact, professional- 1 ly and socially. As a physician, citizen and friend, he was known to our community and had the good will of all; he was public-spirted, , and performed his duties as a man and Christian. Young, ac .tive and whole-souled, he was well disposed to bear the bur dens which are shunned by many, but which are essential to the well-being of society. As a member of the Vestry of Christ Church, of the Board of Educa tion, Board of Health, and Parish .Physician, he evinced a disposition to perform all the duties incumbent on a good and loyal citizen. In his death the public has much to regret, and will sincerely mourn his early departure from the scene of his labor and usefulness. When the aged are called from our midst, their labors and trials being over, we mourn for ' their absence, knowing full well that they have fulfilled their alloted duties and pass away to have their places supplied by those who stand ready io take them; not so with the young, .wt.o, amidst the scenes of vigor ous life, are looking forward to I future efforts, fathre successes and the high places they are to Sfill ia world's estimation: . Our friend was onet_ those : r ambitions to distinguish himself in his noble profession, for which he had prepared himself by long V and diligent study at the Uni e versity of Heidelberg, Germany, r his future offered many attra6 tions to make life desirable and a irilliant. Nature had blessed him r with a fine physique, and he had a good right to look forward to h many years of usefulness an n happiness; but alas i! the stern archer throws his darts with ui nerring aim and human aspira rtions and human accomplish d ments interpose no fhield against ". ,bis attacks. I To the pnblic his loss is great, ibut the poignant grief will be found in the domestic circle,} where his virtues and good qualities were best known and appreciated. May the Divine Father, who bestows his bless jings where they are mhost need ed, bave mercy on their affliction land temper the great sorrow ';which has visitfgl their house h bold. I The death of Dr. Ruffin R. Beasley, on the 10th instant, produc., a pro found impression among our town people, and so great are the apprehensions ithat the fever dill spread, that n~ay citizens have fled with their families to supposed heal ]hier climes. We regret that any panic should have taken place among the people, pre ferring to see, instead, a cool determination on their part to arrest the farther diffusion of the disease in other jmore heal-, dhy districts. and not to aban-on the responsability which:shonld 4ttach to every humane citizen ro stand by his fellow-weing in time of danger ard distress, and render every possible aid by nursing, providing wavs and means and administering in every conceivable manner to the relief of the sick and help less. Let us ill endeavor to emulate the noble example of the un.stgfish and heroic Beasly, who fell a victim to his sublime devotion to duty. Such men dleserve to have their names inscribed on the roll of im perishable fame as well as to have thbm remrembered forever in the hearts of this people. QUARANTINE. Doctors disagree as to the effi- se cacy of quarantine and the busi- vw ness community always complain c of its inconveniences, yet, not- tl withstanding the numerous and a learned authorities against it, 0 the people at large will exercise tl prudence of thought on this in- p teresting subject and still believe e in it. 58 The experience in this' parish a goes far to satisfy the public c mind that yellow fever has been b introduced by persons at the o one place and by dry goods at - the other. The facts leave no fi room for doubt, ands the only s difficulty which presents itself is c the maintenance ?of non-inter- " course with infected places with t such vigorlas to cut off all causes t of infection. With the numerous t approaches to our parish the f succe.is of at quarantine requires' unusual vigilance and strictness; V still the experience of the last. s month has taught us a lesson t which we will not speedily for- ' get, and which, it is to be hoped, t will hereafter inure to the pre servation of the health of our population. Many jnstances can be cited of its failure, beginning with. f New Orleans and ending with I our neighbor, Lafourche; yet,! when the facts in relation tot both cases come to be thoroughly invedtigated, we doubt not that it will be proved beyond anyl j question tthat the violation of , quarantine'led to the introduc Etion of the disease. o Under any circumstances, the long period during which the n disease was kept off contrilited h to shorten the time of The epi '- demic, and thereby avoided the - mortality which would have At taken place. During some seasonsof yellow. t, fever in New Orleans goods are e introduced among us with im s, p.uity, and cases of fever often d occur without being communi d cated to others, yet we cannot e foresee the results, and the only a- safety is in the exercise of due i- care and caution. n Under the existing state of w affairs it is incumbent on us toi 3- keep up our courage, lead regu-! lar lives, and fulfill towards ours neighbors, who may be so un fortunate as to take the disease, those duties which, become a 'tChristian community. John Gray, alias Honey, aided/ and abetted by a dextrous dpg of! which Honey is the learned pre-1 ceptor, wrongfully stole a march! on pounsellor Lewis Guion'sI Brahma pullet and appropriated' the same to the frying pan. Not withstanding "dem lyin'g wit= nesses," Johnny was sent before! the District Court to answer the; charge of larceny. iThe Vla nting Interest in Louisiana. III. All admit that our soil does .not produce as good crops now as heretofore, and various reas-. ons have been assigned for the' change. Some ascribe the im-i pe fect labor of our employees as one of the chief causes, and there is no doubt that there isf some truth in the statement. Yet we must admit that our em-, ployees, as a general rule, exe cute their labor reasonably well,' and it is evident to the most, superficial observer, that other: causes elist, which have escaped the attention of those who have, inquired into this matter. One great reason is to be found in the loss of freshness of; soil, the constant cultivation oft which, in successive crops of cane, has sadly interfered with those chemical elements which ate necessary for the production of a cane crop. We are aware of the fact without being able tot point out the particular ingredi ents which are exhausted, to supply which we purchase and apply a variety of fertilizers ; to confess the truth, we are stum bling in the dark like blind men on an unknown path. Sometimes we succeed, and very ofted: we fail. The truth is, our soils should be analyzed by a good chemist, then, by comparison with a virgin soil, we can ascer tain the deficiencies and supply them with some degree of cer tainty. In this study the pro fessor of chemistry at Baton Rouge (the State University) will, if supplied wiih the neces sary apparatus, be in a condition to thow great light on the culti vation of the soil .throughout Ithe State. We think te principal cause o1 the failure in the crops since the war rmay be ascribed to defective 1 drainage, as the best evidencye of the truth of this position, is that dry falls have always beenh1 noted for fair yields of good se gar; and this was the case bq fore the war, when much morve attention was given to drainarge than at present. In fact, in form er days the canals were regularly worked and kept clear, as much so as the rows of cane; and even now the product of the cane, in ordinary seasons, is based on ,the attention given to canals and their being kept in a condition to carry off the water speedily. Thorough drainage is abso lutely essential to success with our crops, not 'only to have the necessary number of ditches, but to have them kept free' of weeds and grass, so that the water may pass away as rapidly as it falls. The longer the land has been cultivated the closer the soil becomes, and hence greater attention to keep the drains open becomes necessary. f Since the war, the drains are rarely in the condition .theyl eshould be, the grass and weeds grow so rapidly and the crop S1requires so much work. A Letter from H. H. Ack en. We redroduce with infinite pleasure the following cowmen fable letter from the HIon. Jps. H. Acklen, the Conseryptive nominee for Cougress in the third district. To those iost -familiar with the whole-souled nature of the man in this his; district, such an expression ofi !sympathy and true philanthropic sentiment is not unexpected; bit his constant exertions for tas ip this dark hour of distress, r -ieyq rtheless, deserve the un banoded thanks of his constitn eats. We trust, for the sake of the people he has so well and truly sersed, that the New- t port ball will prove a success beyond precedent: Oc#.AN HOUSE, t Newport, Sep. 2d, 1878. To te Editor of the Daily News : Dear Sir ;-You will confer z great tavor bes des assisting in a laudable charity if-you will call the attention of the public to the ball which at my solicitaiion Mes-rs. John :. Wyeaver & Sons have so g, neroui4y agreed to give at the Ocean H ,ose on Wednesday ay -v ning for the benefit of the yellow fever sufferers in the South. There are few now enjoying the cool and delighitful atmosphere of Newport who can conceive of the great sufferig of shousands of their fellow creatures afli. ted aith this terrible scourge ofyelow fever and sweltering trom the heat of a Sep tembqrin the South. The papers daily give us fearful accounts of persons who have died alone, unattended and uncared for and whose bodies have been dis covered by chance or through the visit of some member of that noble I association of the Honwards, whose courage and whose self-sacrificing devotion to the sick in the face of the peril of the plague shall make for the future one of the brightest pages in the history ofphilanLropy. One instance is recorded of .n en tire family, father, mother and little children in one house all dead of the dreadful fever. Imagine for one instant that heartrending scene, father and mother pos rated and delirious with the fearful disease while iheir little infants crying for food and breathing the poison of death from the very beings who gave them life and begging papa andl mama in their baby voices to give them something to eat, and finally dropping d,,wir· die at the side of their dead ltreuts smitten ,t last with the fever and also half the victims of starvation and ne glect. Tell through your columns the fathers andl mothers who read your able paper to think of such scenes and to think how tjuick they tremblle and turn pale when any of their little ones are tljreat(mned with accident or death. Such pain ful pictures as the sahove are not coina.ge of the imagination but are also, stern factH that stare a povArty and plague-smitten south in the face, and appeal beyond power of words to the -feelings of lbrmanitt in the hearts of the people of the Snorth. An almost total suspeu>ilon 1of business exists in the afflicted cities and thoausnds of workmen t:ave been thrown out of eluailoy nrea' who .depended upon their Adaily earnings to provide their - familie. with bread. Weeka must - elapas before frost comes to dAtire away this scourge that has made a pest house of tihe finest cities in tlh south, and unless funds snfficiedti can be raised to provide for the friendless and care for the sick no pen wil be able to paint the picture of starvation and suffering that must shortly ensue. Th'iank God! the people of the north are ree 3 pondina nobly to the appeals that like $ dirge sweep up from the south, and they are thus binding 1 by their generosity the ties ot the Snum.n stronger through the cords of humanity than they did through the battle of musketery and the - war of cannon. AfBlietions that try men's souls often fit ttnet. for nobler work, and they have sometimes in e the history of nations marked the era of a new and healthier public sentiment, and perhaps the terrible f ordeal through which the south is e now passing may perchance res train the blattant demigogue and Y partizan politician from the cry of d ((rebel)) in the coming campaign, and induce them to a fairer ciscus aion of political issues without re e ference to past sectional dlffercaces SIf so, then out of the great evil will 'ome some good. The lpeople of Newpomt lhav ia the ball to be e given on Wednesday evening an opportunity of rivalling their sister Scities in their deeds of mercy, and 1 feel assured that if you urge them to come f rward in support of this charity they will do so promptly and add another to the long list of generous donations to an ailicted~ South. SJ.H. Act.LN. Cure for the Fever. The Cuban Method of Treatment as Givens by a Cuban Doctor. A Cuban physician, of great ex perience in the treatment of yellow fever in his native isle. gives the following directions as to the man agement and cure of the disease : Yellow fever, says he, is no more dangerous in our climate than ty phid, conge stlvt ort mtlerial fevers ill more temperate latit.ude:. The only reaeon that it is so fatal is the want of intelligent nuraleg #t the start, or an erroqieous mode of treat ment. When the disease is combat ed in timne, the average mortality does not exceed 5 per cent. The disease is generally ignored at its beginning, 'or the simple reqsom that the premnopitory symptoms are the same as tiloe of a common cold or of deranged stomach, Men do not heed the warning, and when they do comW it is too jute; sometimes a physician is called when the patient is already dying. The symptorms of yellow fever are a headache, pains in the -back (not always though) and in the joints; the pulse is at times nornial, an~d sometimes even it is vewy quick, accompanied by a high fever. The sufferer may have clillr, burning sensations in the face, loosepaess of the bowelsor constipatiota. Usually the tongue is white, a bad taste is felt in the mouth and sometimes the tongue presents a natural appear auce. When the first symptoms are felt, administer the remedy as shown in formula No. 1 (see below), and to; insure the desired c .iet dissolve the ipecac in a half tumbler ot tepid water. When nausea sets in, give warm waiter until the. stomach is relieved of all bile. When this is accomplished, give a cup of black tea every hour to the patient to promote perspiration already so-. licited by the former remedy, At this stage of the disease, and as an inxevi table consequence of the ipecac dose, the pain in the head increases; then give a hot mustard foot bath (not too hot) for at least ten minutes. After the toot bath apply mustard blisters to the calves of the legs and thighs fur ten minutes. Let the pa tient rest for six or eight hours and administer formula No. 2; if his stomach refuses the dose, repeat it after awhile. Whilst the patient is uunder the influence of the remedy No. 2, he should be given some. warmed lemonade shghtly sweet-. ened. It sometimes happens that the bowels get chilled aunddiar.hes anek colics ensue. In that case give 21) drops of formula No. 3 and one cup of infusion of :ctmomnile tea every four hours until the cessation of colics and.diarrhea. FORt'MULAS. No. 1--pecac powder, 36 grains. No. 2-Three spnounsful of c.ator. oil or three spuoiawrts of epsom salts. No. 3-Tincture of catmphor, 4f) drops; latdanuua, 20 drops; spirits of nitre, III drop+. These suggestions and mode of treatment are givia ~.y one wh., has bern thoroughly Iihuiliarizei' with the disease' Rh all its stages, and who has met with great success i1 following these directions. Plea for Pure Air. -A few well known facts will show the urgent necessity for pare air, The longest period of time upon record in which a man lived without food and water is about fourteen days. If water be given, but no food, life may be sustaineil longer than this; but deprived of air, human life may be extingonied in three minutes., Thins serves to show in one way, and in a prominent manner, the high value of ventilation. Human life may be continued for a time by bad air, stagnldt water, and decaying food ; but without pure air, good water and whole some food, life soon loses alL its freshness. Most persons maike great exertions to obtain good water and sound food; but un fortunately there is not often the same regard paid to the condition of the air. Is -en tilatioo, hen, of no impogdlnce ? Should it not be studied by the statesman and the phylosopher as well as by the physicians. TO THE PUBLIC. I offer my services, during preva lence of epidemic, to all destitute persous who are unable to employ a physician. Da. Taos. B. PUGH, Woodlawn Plant., La. A. s.4NHAPP t 8 DEALFB IN HARDWARE, OUTLERIES, STOVES,:IRON and Nails. GLASS, PAINT8 *an OILS. --ALso- OF FIRST-CLAtS5 Tinware, Stove Pipes and Trimmins, BINGiB eg DOUBLEB UGAR MILL LAMPS. TI. euer Put up to Or4o.. Napoeo.avilE, - - - - - jay