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SATURDAY MAY 15th. 1888,
Mr. Jefferson Davis.
New York Sun.
We wish to enter our protest against
the manner in which the recent appear
ances and speeches of Mr. Jeferson
Davis have been received by a large por
tion of the Northern press.
Our esteemed contemporaries seem to
forget that this is a free country, sad
that Mr. Davis is no longer subject to
arrest or trial, but enjoys the most per
fect right to express freely and fully his
ideas and emotions on all public ques
tions, both of the present and of the
past. Whatever he may say is open to
be criticised and controverted. Other
views may be advocated, sad other sen
timents may be preferred; but at the
-:unt time he is entitled to a hearing,
and all the more to a patient, respect
fal and attentive healing,, because of
defeat and the overthrow of his came.
What he says is sure to be westhy of con
sideration, and the proper answer to he
made to it is the aMpwer of reasoning,
ind not the answer of peasion or pre
I r our own part, we hail with pro
found satisfaction the fact that Mr. Da
vis, the leader of the defeated in the
greatest of civil wars not only remains
in his native land and among his own
1 ...l. .wh followed him with unsanm
L ,,; &i ..utla3mnl and devotion throughout
that miguty struggle, but that he
remains unharmed, enjoying his proper
ty and his friends, protected by the laws
free to go and come as be pleases and to
speak wherever men are willing to bear
him. It seem to us that If there is any
thing sublime in recent history, it is this
fact that no vengeance has been taken by
the victorious people of the United States
upon the lees fortunate people of the
South, nor any prohibitions imposed
upon them against debsting the issues of
the great contest not only as matter of
history and phophy, but also as
matter of sentimeni and feeling. As
there was never any other cvil contest
that equalled this one in Its magnetude
its saerifices and its heroism, not only on
one side but on both, so there never was
any other Lost Cause where the losers
were held free from all vengeful retallia
tion after it was over, and the victory
We trust Mr. Davis may live long and
enjoy the affection and respect of his
fellow citizens. We hold that he and
they-and he not more than they-ecom
mitted and enormous mistake; but we
nevertheless respect profoundly the pu
rity of his character, the spotless record
of his personal history, and the ability
and sincerity which he applied and still
applies, to his work.
Moreover, we congratulate the people
of the United States on the wisdom they
have exhibited in the question. Itis in
our judgment an immense public benelt
that the topics of the civil war can still
be freely discussed by Mr. Davis and
other participants in it, as they are now
discussed in the South as well as in the
North. Where free speech is held sa
cred, discontent cannot exit. Let the
safety valves be kept open, and let affec
tion for the Union Increase as a warm
and glowing love for the free country of
which we are all, in the North and in
the South alike members.
Croton Oil in the Water.
Rev. Benjamin Deering, of St. Louis,
had been for some days past holding a
series of temperance revival meetings
which have been wonderfully success
ful. Last night some one, as yet un
known, placed in the pitcher of water
which the revivalist had placed upon the
desk from which he was speaking, a
large quantity of croton oil. Several
persons drank of the water before the
service began and became deathly sick,
but not knowing the use of their Ill
nmes, failed to warn Mr. Deering not to
drink from the piteher. The latter, du
ring hisdlcourse, dranka glass of water
and was immediately taken sick. All
who tasted the water are to-day In a
precarious condition. Two saloonkeep
ers have been arrested on suspicion, anad
it Ia thought they posoned the water in
order to end th services which were
having mech a depressing efet upon
A Karible Story.
Lst Saturday the wie of Jacob Frel
math, a homesteader in Seward sounty
Kan., was cruelly murdered by Prlts
Rupen, a haf-witted German, who was
dragged to death later. RupeE had
been for some time enjoylng the hospl
tality of the Frelmuths. He w- bome
less and without friends and rey had
taken him in until he could And work.
On the day mentioned during the tem
porary absence of Mr. Freimuth, Rupen
overpowered his benefactor's wife and
brutally assaultedher. He then bound
the lady hand i feoot and cut her toat
from ear to ear. The brute then seeured
and old rusty hoee, and while the wmuan
was yet writhingia the death struggle
he disembowled her with the blunt in
strument. Mrs. Freimuthuas enceinte
and when discovered her babe by a few
feet from the body cut in two. Mr.
Freimuth returned on Sunday and when
he discovered the mutilated body of his
wife be became a raving maniac. A
neighbor passed that way shortly after
12 o'clock and found him wild with
frenzy. He rode rapidly to a settlement
eight miles distant and told the terrible
tale. A party was organized and they
returned to the scene of the outrage and
found Freimuth welering in his own
blood. He had killed himself with a
shot-gun. A grave was dug and the re
mains of the unfortunate people ware
burled. The pose thenset out to scour
the country for the murderer. and found
him secreted in a ravine several miles
from the scene of his crime, near the Ci
marron River. Some speculation was
indulged in as to the proper method of
ridding the world of him but not much
time was consumed in deliberating. A
fractious and spirited horse was aecured
and saddled. One end of the long lariat
was then fastened around his neck and
the other extremity was attached to the
pommel of the saddle. The horse was
then started, and amid the ahouting of
the men and crack of revolvers sad ri
dea the frightened animal tore madly
away. After a run of nearly ive
miles the beast fell exhaisted and the
lifeless body of the murderer was loos
ened as the men came p. The lariat
had drawn so tight that bli head was al
most severed from his body. The body
was left lying on the prairie.
I. is Pupry Named "Twaddkl."
Taeob Twaddle, of Stebeavllne. 0.,
blad frm his brth elaims t be able to
tell the color of a bore by the ses at
A well known writer tell of seeing
thonmadsetmail s h migrating s-res
land frm omne lago n to sasther ia -
peal Ameries He eysthey moved as
demlierately smd aaerasedlyasthaqh
they ha been aeestomed to ts ser
land reste all their lives.
In an elaborate elitorlal dissaeion of
the isheries Gqusao lk stren es
the enobaon that aft e se o the
mAst of a e asmluls t ssBair Sor -
salty mnes for a was mush mrore ,are
tie tan ts rej of tie pla by thes
B. B. DYB,
Fine Family Groceries, Cigars
Tobacco etc. etc.
FRESH GOODS RECEIVED DAILY.
PRICES WAY DOWN.
A first class Barber Shop.
Market Street, St,Martinsville, La.
I have in my possession
one gray mare branded thus
Sf with her filly 3 years old
unbranded. The owner
will plaese prove his property
and pay costs.
St msrntianve La May sh. a85.
OF LAND FOR
Land of first quality, impro
ved and unimproved, in lots
to suit purchasers, situated on
the Hills adjoining Cade's Sta
tion, St. Martin Parish La.
Good water and easy commu
nication. Terms easy.
For particulars address to
Iasm 3m Ne . 81 NurimUsI, La.
Fine Family Groceries,
All at moderate prices.
AT CLOVER HILL.
St. Martin Parishb La.
Fine Family Groceries,
A Fine Bar at 5 cents a drink.
Journet and Regis' Shop.
St. Martinsville, La.
A fine Swock of Ladies' hats
and trimmings just received by
Mrs. M. Bienvenu.
Get our prices for job work.