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M. d. KAVANAGH, Editor. TEEMS FOR SUBSCRIPTION. O we D ollar and F iftv C ents a year, in a<f ra»w*\ Tlit year can lie begun at auy tune, as llfty-two numbers of the paper make a years subscription. AGENTS OF THE DEMOCRAT : t> p Hainan Barre's Landing Dr. J. F. Lester.». • Henry Wood worth WasldliKto" Mentor Andrus - • -Grand Coteau Foreman & Dusou Plaquemine Bruleé Andrew Henry.« -- • y,;- Mel ' m ?5!" T. C. Cliaeliere Prud'homme Cit> jos Fabacher labaeher P. O J. i). Bernard .loupeville E. C. Roger .Arnaudville B 8 (Jay Bayou Bieuf M. J. Rosteet Lake Charles The gentlemen above named are our agents and as such requested to solicit subscriptions. M. D. KAVANAGH, Editor. OPKLOl'NAS, SATt'BDAY. APRÎl 27, 1878. Sec advertisement of Sinon Downs grocer, at WasliiiiKtou, an«l L. I. Tau sey îjsq., attorney at law. No candidate will be announced in tlie St. Landry Democrat unless an x accompanies the announcement. Can didates please note this. Begin by pay ing your way. . Charles P. Gordon has started a street epvinkler in Opelousas to keep down the dust during the heated term. We have heard of fellows kicking up a dust, but Charley wants to reverse the addage. We sincereK hope that our merchants particularly, and our citizens generally will patronize him. Mr. Louis McLain, formerly connected with the New Orleans Pacific Railroad, is in our midst, making inquiries and taking observations, with a view to build ing a railway between Opelousas and Washington. Mr. McLain tits alieadi obtained the right of way from the Town Council of Opelousas, and is also assured of the same privilege from the v town of Washington. This is the only privilege or aid asked, and if it is ac corded by the property owners between the two towns, we are assured the road will be built in four months from the 1st of May. Mr. McLain its »cultivated, courteous geutleman, and we cordially bespeak for him, a heaiiy welcome amongst our people. The Chops .—Not for many seasons lidvts the prospects for an abundant j-rop heea «o flattering as at the present. Eneoutaging reports come to the South ern journals, from all portions of the Gulf States, and together with these reports there seems the strain of energy and cheerfulness teaming through the general spirit of husb miry. The season * almost throughout the producing States has been most favorable for tilling, and the ploughman, like the bees, have been taking advantage of the opportunity aud where old Pluvius has paid his periodical visits he has found the " frog of the soil" croaking their supplications .for showers. Com is planted more abundantly this spring than heretofore, and it has never looked more vigorous ■than at present. Caue has begun to show its eineraled plume far above its mother earth and is strong and healthy in appearance, and if we do not have another blight, such aa experienced last fall, our hopes will be unblighted, and the sugar and molasses will be doubly »s abundant, and we hope more re munerative. The cotton crop is re ported good. The season so far has been most favorable, and we may expect to see during the winter and fall our transports loaded to the guards with the " vegetable fleece." The fruit has been unretarded by frosts or 'drougths and June will find the blushing peach baugiug grape like itf profusion from the trees, while the apples will slip in /upou us in May to precede its stony .rival. 31R. Editor: I have of late observed with great pleasure, expressions on your part, which lead tue to hope and believe that a thorough reconciliation between the heretofore dissatisfied elements of our parish will be effected, and that we will iutve a happy solution of those difficul ties which have formerly proved so dis astrous to public good. The great troubles heretofore existing was, that •■too many of our good citizens thought that the country could not dispense ■with their services, and placing a higher ■est im a te on their true worth than they •deserved, forced themselves oil the public and spared no means to accom plish their ends, the result of which was two beautifully illustrated at our last election to need comment. The people learned a lesson which ; they will not soon forget, and I trust j that wheu they agaiu assemble to choose ' a ticket lliey will discountenance auy j act which may tend to a rupture in our j ranks, and not lie governed by clique or j rings of time-used politicians. It is my ardent wish as well as that of j •every man who has the public weal at heart, that this wrangling and discord cease. It is time that some of our wise heads, ! of which our parish is certainly not de- ' void, lihosld devise some plan by which j such a caUmuity may be averted. It is not my intention, Mr. Editor, to | speak disparagingly of any persou or ; persons, but simply to aid in dispersing political dissensions, and bring about! reconciliation, which is so esseutiat to! our success. That it may be accom- ! plished is the wish of A Voter. | Mrs. Tilton throws np the sponge at : last. lu a latter recently written to a friend, she candidly acknowledges that ! she aud Saint Beecher were wont to go fishing tojrether and sing hyuins in pri vate while Theodore was tending the : children out in the back yard. The S Saint says she is crazy ; that they never j did anything of the kind all alone as ; she says aud avers that he is a man j "more sinned against than sinning," while his saintly reputation is much slandered and abused. Everything he. savs is trae and his Plymouth congre- ! cation now propose to raise his salary, by at least $10,000 more to show their ; sincerity in his assertions.—[Sugar j Planter. The Sultan of Turkey presented a 1 fine white horse to Gen. Grant.— [Atta- i Jcapas Register. VÜ VOLUME 1. OPELOUSAS, LA., SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1878. NUMBER 15. District Court. The April term of our District Court began last Monday uiorniug at 10 o'clock A. M. The Judge, District Attorney and Sheriti were all on hand, looking in thorough, trim for business and with the evident intention to make the term a short and effective one. Capt. L. S. Havard of Big Cane, was appointed foreman, and a most excellent Grand Jury impaunelled. After being thor oughly charged as to their duties and mode and manner of transacting busi ness, the Grand Jury, accompanied by the District Attorney, retired to their room and went immediately to work. The Court then discharged the re mainder of the panel drawn for the first week of the term, and after an nouncing that all criminal cases in which indictments had been found or informations tiled at previous terms of Court, were fixed for the following Mon day morning at 9} o'clock, at which time the accused aud their witnesses, as well as witnesses for the State, must be present, proceeded to call the civil docket and disposed of several cases by continuing or dead docketing them. The Grand Jury, which we regard as one of the best we have seen in a long time, adjourned on Friday. Every subject fiiven in charge by the Judge, we have no doubt was thoroughly en quired into. They found 15 true bills ;ind ignored 13 charges. Nearly all the cases presented were of a trivial and unimportant character. This is due alike to the course ot our officers and the action of the last Jury impannelled for our Court, who showed no mercy to evil doers, but in nearl.v every case presented, gave tin m the full benefit of the law. That term demon strated to thieves, rogues, robbers, bin - glais and rowdies that bnt one of two alternatives was presented, either to quit their evil ways or prepare to have the full penalty of the law uieted out to them. The effect has been most salii tary and beneficial, and considering tin fact that our great parish contains ovei 40,000 inhabitants, we can well boast o! the slender criminal docket we will have after the adjournment of the present term of the Court. What a contrast it presents, when compared to its condi tion u few years since, wheu a single Grand Jury presented twelve men for murder, a majority of whom were ar rested, tried and convicted at that or the following term of Court. Whilst neighboring parishes have re sorted to vigilance committees to punish offenders, St. Landry, be it said to her honor, has proceeded in strict accor dance with law. The consequences to day, the prevalence of a healthy public sentiment in her vast territory, which not only briugs evil doers to the bar of public justice and metes out to them the punishment the law affixes, but at the same time makes every citizen feel secure jn his life ami property, instead of bringing abojit that morbid feeling of dread and fear, which ïp.ust even tually overtake any community, which takes the law into its own hands aud often commits murder to punish or avenge a case of petty larceny. There was a time and that pot long since, when not only good citizens, but officers of the Court, were cramped in their efforts to enforce the law and establish order by the constant interposition of the pardoning power of the executive. Many of die worsjt ijieo ever cou victed in this parish were immediately turned loose by Warmoth and Kellogg, to re turn amongst us. This uuder ordinary circumstauces would have justified a resort to vigilance committees j but still it was not done. Those entrusted with the execution of the law and the good citizens who cooperated with theui still continued to enforce it. They felt this state of things could not endure always. They were right. The acces sion of Gov, Nieholls put an end to it, and now when a thief or murderer is tried and convicted, he feels assured that he must take the consequences, unless circumstances of an exceptional nature exist. Gov. Nicholls we know has granted pardons, but in doing so he has not beeu led astray by false state ments, made by the masses who peti tioned to him, but on the foptrar.v has resorted to the officers of the Courts, before whom the parties were tried for the information on which he acted. In acting, thus instead of thwarting the enforcement of the law he has made himself by well directed instances of executive clemency, its inoëi powerful auxiliary. In other words there he has used, but not abused this high prerogative of the Executive. Cotton Factories in the §o»th. The annual report of. the Langlev Cotton Manufacturing Company, of Columbia, S. # C. # for tlie year 1877, pre sente «>me figures highly encouraging to the developateut of Southern mann factnrtug enterprise«. The original capital stock of the company was #100, UW, aud it has beeu in active operation six years, during which thne its net profits have Iteen $335,407, and in 1877, the worst year since the war, perhaps, upon the manufacturers of cotton goods, the profits were $37,214, after deducting for_ taxes and repairs. The 1 e ' as * y^r amounted to $133,000, after which $141,673 was left on hand, to be used as commercial capital. The directors are considering a suggestion of the president to iuprpasp the capital stock to $300,000, in order to double the productive capacity of the mills, and thus utihze its spendid water power, which is free from interruption by freezing the year round. During tli« year 1877,0460,000 pounds of cotton was consumed, producing 6,331.513 yard? of cloth. The prospect U tfißt the Langiey Company is only one of the many successful pioneers in what will, ere many years shall elapse, be one of the greatest industries of the South, [N. O. Christian Advocate.] Bro. and Sister Mixer, of Pine Prairie, St. Landry parish, La., were- exalted examples of piety and good works. They were the friends of God, and their faith, like Abraham's, was accounted to them for righteousness. Their names are associated with the earliest days of Methodism in southwest Louisiana, and as long ago as 1814 their house was ttie welcome retreat of Richmond Nolly, one of the pioneer ministers of this State God gathered these aged disciples int« his own everlasting habitation several years since. Mrs. Susan Mayo, who died at Ope lousas, February 3, 1878, was thedaugh ter of these faithful servants of God. In 1857, while only eighteen years of aèe, she was married to Mr. Claudius Mayo, and for twenty-one years she sustained the relation of wife, illustra ting, by the jiraee of God, all the excel lencies of this " honoi hble estate, in stituted of God in the tinie of man's in uoeeiiey." Out of six children one still lives, tîie others having passed into the sileutgrave before theirmother. Death has severed the relation of husband and wife, parent and child, and made the home of the Imsbaud lonely and desolate. These earthly relations, though dear and exceedingly tender, are broken by the ruthless and blighting hand of death. Whatever may await us in this life, one thing is true : " Earth has no sorrow that Heav'n cannot heal." In 1856 Sister Mayo was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and as years rolled av\ay became more and iu«»re attached to the church of her choice. She was always a tiue friend u> God's messengers, ami to them she evtrcxieudedacordial welcome. When I hey entered her house they felt that wiiat they enjoyed was the generous and spoutantous offering of a heart touched by the Master's.hand. She wa» a devoted, earnest, prayeiful Christian. She looked unto the hilis from whence comeih all our help. Her heart Was well ivtiued by grace, and with a faith w hich look letuge in Christ she could read hei iitie cie'ai to mansions lu the sKies. J5he did not, like Peter, follow lier Sav ior atar oii', but, with the t-pn it ot Mary, site sat at tiie Master's feel, hearing nis i\ordsof wisdom, and letli gthetender sympathy ot his loving neart. lie claimed the heart, and that was all iieeiy given. That was a bright day. Christ, as the suu ot righteousness, arose upon her waiting soul, never agaiu to -.et. Her example was a fulfillment ol t.he Savior's exhortation: "Let your ii,*ht so shine betöre men that they see voui goods works, and gloi ity y oui rather which is in heaven." There «as a consistency, a symmetry, a beauty, which renderediiattractive,aud cioil.eu the truth ot Ood with a freshness rarely seen, asthma made her a. life-Ion^ invalid. She was purified as if by attiic uoiis. But there was uo rejoicing, uu murmuring at this dispensation ol Di vine Providence. Said she, two years oefol'e she uled : " 1 bless Gotl for uiliic lious. They have brought me near to him." W neu recovering from a severe attack she said I am a little disap pointed this morning, for I expected to oe in heaveu." Her death brought the long looked-for victory, and the ioug expected crown. The body is sown m weakness—it shall be raised in power; though so«n a natural body, it shall be raised a spiiitual body. The hour of death was victory, and her couquest was the victory of the cross. J. F. SCURLOCK. Reminiscence of Butler's Bastile. [From tlie N. O. C ty Ttein.] Butler powerfully affects admiration of soldiers aud brave men. When Commanding Geneial in this Depart ment, with the Customhouse as his military headquarters, a young Con federate prisoner named iilmit was one «lay brought iu from Baton Kouge. He was one of Allen's reckless men, a plucky Confederate captain, whose love of life was skim milk to his detestation of a Yankee. Butler, with an instinct, or perhaps perception that Blunt des pised hiui, put on his robe of magnanimi ty. He gave him not only the freedom of the Customhouse Building, which was his Bastile, but of the city, and in deed had he been credentialed to him as Miuister could not have treated him with more consideration. Blunt was almost always dressed in a Coll federate Caotain's uniform, was eveiywhere, aud iu con vers:-! l which was usually oti tlie subject of the Y ûû ÎC î ??; vvae perfectly open and unreserved. His whole deportipent, whether intentional ly or not, was offensive. Complaints of Iiis being permittted to wear the gray, precisely as if in a Confederate camp, were daily heard and disregarded by Butjpr. It was quite vain for his officers to urge that file thiug was in supportable and without precedent. Blunt continued to do as he pleased. Butler's admiration of a brave man was being ventilated, we take it, as an eccentricity, for nothing could equal the complacency with which he always disposed of the constantly recurring questions against his own officers and men. One day a member of the city council, nearly all of whom were the General's guests, said to Blunt: '"If yon keep wearing this gray these Yan kees will shoot von and pretend it was accident. They feel very much that way." But the Confederate only re plied "let them shoot and be daiiined ; tiiat's Butler's business, nor mine," and kept on " wearing of the gray." One morning however, before any shooting had occurred, the commanding General gave him his release, of which we heard no explanation, but presume he had been exchanged. At last it appears, from the following Washington special of the 12th fco the New Orleans Times, that Southern Democratic representatives »re begin ning to wake up to the importance of taking care of their own interests, re? gardiess of what the effect will be upou the party North : . , tl Recent events have determined tlie Southern Democrats to endeavor to take care of themselves, and the inter ests of their own section, without, re garding the effect such action may have on the prospects of Itja pijrfy Vortt). There is a general disposition among Southern congressmen to have a cau cus called for tlie purpose of deciding in wliat way the measures for South ern internal improvements eliall be most successfully pressed. If the North ern Democrats still continue to be weak on the measures of such consequence to the South, they will fail, otherwise the lilies of the Texas Pacific and other t works will succeed. or not. Up to this time, the South ha» got nothing it has asked for and there is a feeling that the time has come to change this.—[Shreveport Times. ^ Why is a compositor like a PF'PPlfl ' Because he can't get along without à Btjsk, Louisiana misrepresented. [From tlie Louisiana Sugar-Bowl.] Under this caption we last week pub lished a letter from a Louisiana lady, now residing in Kentucky, whoextracted from ihe coriespoudence of a Cincin nati paper many damaging and false statements about our State, which she feared were true. The correspondent says : "The con dition of affairs iu Louisiana are simply appalling.' They have been, uuder Radical rule, but since Governor Ni cholls' administration came into power, they have effected an annual saving of over three millions of dollars to the State. As proof of this, we copy from the re cent speech of Senium E. D. White, of Orleans, the following table, which he compiled from official figures, showing the annual saving in the respective de partments ot our new Government, over 1875: Executive office J5.780 00 Audi tor's office. 21,7»i 00 Juiliciary department 64,-'.00 oo Legislative exiiebses 304,«35 Qa Assessors 40.000 (»I Tax collectors 60,000 00 Public eiiuration, salaries of officers. 29,100 00 I'uhlic nriiitnig 20J.828 71 I.au<l office 2,000 oo Attorue; General's office 15,200 00 i'riiiiiux Supreme Court reports 5,00o oo Levees 272,500 00 Kugineers 13 Saviugs to parishes 379,600 00 Secretary ot state 6.SO0 oo Treasurer 1,750 oo New Orleans 727.314 71 Board of Hc.iltU 4,000 00 Llection auJ registration 35,ooo oo $2,185,475 1« Add savins;» estimated, to flow nom coinlHutionHl amendments $225,000 Savings on legislative expen ses 8C.090 305,000 00 Add drainage of Ne wOrleans. Si .35,000 Ouo on same 120,000 875.000 00 Total estimated sa vings $3,o6i,47ö .'8 The statement, of ti e correspondent that ou: Stale debt exceeds the piesein value of our real estate, is all bosh. Il is true that we were plundered almost to death, but such are she recuperative poweis of Louisiana, we hope, by pru dent management, ia a few years to be able to overcome litis burden of the State's indebtedness. Meantime, oui State tax has this year been reduced from 15* to 13 mills, and tiie economy tffVctedinihe various departments ol cur government wilt soon enable a still tinrher reduction. It nhouhl always be borne iu mind that the high rate of tax ation is attributable to Radical misrule and debts bequeathed us. It would lie un reasonable to expect our Democratic Government to immediately relieve u from onerous taxation, unless we had the power to repudiate the Radical debts. In his speech, Senator White demonstrated that the expenses of onr General Assembly during the past year were less by from $10,000 to$20,000, than from 1854 to 1860—Louisiana's most pros perous period. We will grant that there is too much truth in the strictures about the indus try, economy ai|d intelligence of a large portion of our rural population; but that it is as bad as he represents— that they do not average over a month ami a half of labor durjng a year—is false. The majority of our people are sufficiently industrious, but, unfortu nately, few know how to economize. The statements of this Radical cor respondent that" The native white pop illation will not work, nor suffer immi grants to come among them aud till the laud,"' is a base falsehood, and had the correspondent come to the country to see. for himself, instead of taking the word of some calumuiator, he would not have made it. The most friendly feeling does exist toward immigrants, as all who have located among us, regard less of their politics, will testify. He gives a statement from the "relia ble gentleman," who thinks nothing short of a revolution can help us. It is very evident that a mighty revolution is going ou in Louisiana, and it is lor the very reason that the people expect so much— demand every needful reform, and the overthrow of every monopoly— that we are not fully satisfied with our last Legislature, even though they did save ns several millions. The revolu tion in public sentiment will not be sat isfied until the government is fully within their power, and every vestige of disgraceful Radical legislation has been obliterated from oui statute books. The ring men and monopolists well know that thi^ h» a war between fhem anil the people, aud right will soon triumph. We hope our fair Kentucky lady will iiave further apprehensions about the future of Louisiana—she iS^/ ; ec once more, and her general prosperity is only a question of finie, Home Eulk Under Hampton .—The close of the year finds everything ab solutely changed. The political excite ment which had long kept the State in turmoil has disappeared, and complete peace prevails. Financial distrust has given way to a feeling of growing con fidence, as the" stability of government lias beeu restored aiidaff'airs haveseftled into their normal condition. The tela tions of the two races have steadily im proved tiil a far better feeling isalready reached than was ever before known. The people are working more generally and energetically, and the universal testimony of all employers is that tliev have never had so little trouble with theiv bauds sinee the war as during the past year, 'flu; Democrats have had lull control of the government for twelve months, and Republicans are free to confess that their rights were never ro well guarded. The negroes find their fears of a new slaveiy ground less; they s«e none of their rights cur tailed, and special pains taken to de velop their militia, which was to be at i>nce mustered out with the accession of the De.mocrats. The Bourbons and ir jvconcilables have been suppressed, and the liberal policy of Wade Hampton has triumphed over all opposition, till he is torday us truly as was ever any man in American history the governor of the whole people.—[South Carolina Corres pondence Springfield Republican. The correspondent of the Springfield Republican could have made the same comments on Louisiana. Disgusting aud Blasphemous Orgies of the New York Communists. [From the N. O. Democrat.] New York , April 20.— The annual Good Friday banquet of the Society of Refugees of the Commune, held for the purpose of expressing the contempt of the body for the religions observances of the Christian Church, took place last evening aj; fl»e restatirapt pf pjti^ep Oolpaspt. Ifegy and his companions shockingly insulted Good Friday at the midnight banquet. They enrsed all the priests and gloried in the Darboy assassination. The roars of laiigi|ter at the jokes «if t-jie company aipl the tjbald songs of the cnttîiroâts and inf»i$iarjes qfadp tiie raftera ring. Their utterances were t»U blasphemous to be printed. A Convention. [From tlie Alexandria Democrat.1 The Minden Democrat and Marksville Bulletin disapprove of our suggestion to omit calling a State Convention to nominate a caudidate for Treasurer, aud insist on having one, because as they think it is needed to pass resolu tions condemnatory of our Legislature for not calling a Constitutional Con vention. We are glad that the. real purpose for which a nominating Con vention is wanted this Summer, is avowed. Democrats are to be assem bled, not for tlie purpose of suggesting one of their number for Treasurer, but for the purpose of uniting iu a con demnation of a large number of them for doing their duty. Some of our con temporaries appear to have jumped to the conclusion that the people ot this State are gioaning under the dreadful hardship of living under the Constitu tion of 18Ö8. The truth is tiie people aie not thinking about it, nor talking about it. Every one knows that the Constitution of 1868 contains many de fects, and every one who has not an axe to grind is satisfied that the amend ments, proposed by tlie Legislature, will remedy these defects. Let any dispassiouate man compare the pres ent Constitution, as it will be next Fall after the amendments are adopted, with any one of its predecessors, and he will see it will then be the best wehaveevei had. Biennial Legislatures, a judiciary system modeled ro secure speedy triais, with a well ordered gradauou of Courts, the imposition of restriction upon taxa tion, are some of the excellencies of the amended Constitution. One of our contemporary journals (neither of Minden or Mdiksiilic) came out about ien days ago in a tiiiniug dialnhe against the amendments, aim the villainous Legt.-laiura that had re fused to call a Constitutional Conveii *ion, aud advocated the calling of orn because it was a shame that we should ii vv under a Constitution tn.it prohibited persons from voting or hoioiug oilice w ho were ill the Confederate sei vice, civil or military. 01 who had preached or wiiiten tieasoti, etc. The writer w,i> ignorant mat all these nonsensical ami insulting prohibitions were expunged from the Constitution iu tiie year 1870 If tlie party, whose success we be lieve Jo be paramount lo every tiling, want a nominating Convention, . m > i>> it. It the Ext cuti ve Committee cab it, we are content ; but we now assuic our friends that if a resolution is in troduced condemning the Legislature for not calling a Constitutional Con vention, it will be igiioiuiouiiy defeated, as it most assuredly ought to be. [N. O. Democrat. I The speech of President Megv, of the New York Communists, has been pub lished in pamphlet torui and scattered through Sew tfork city. Oi Megy him self it need only be said tlmt he inur deied Aicnoisiiop Darboy at Paris «lu ring the reign ol tile Commune; thai ue is tlie murderer of six oilier persons and has Oeeu three tunes sentenced to death, ilisaddiessjs a Ipstory of the out break iu Paris in 1871, a review of Com munism g» ueially aud a review of ihe probabilities uii.i possibilities of a de velopment of Communism iu the United States, After a tuii consideration ol the situation here Megy comes to the conclusion that a communistic revolu tion iu this country is not ouiy possible, uut certain, 'liieiecun oeuo permanent peace aud quiet here, lie predicts, until every persou is con leu ted, gets all lie wants ; until, lu tine, the entire social and ludustrial condition of the country is changed so that all will become pro ducers and uo one will live on his capi tal aud the labor of others. fustead of this being the case, the country is moving forward in exactly tue opposite direction. The great capi tal itj is are growing richer; the poorer classes poorer. The workinguieu are seeking to remedy the condition ot affairs by resorting to the ballot-box, and are organizing politically. Here, according to Megy, is their great mistake. They can never accpnjpl^i» anything by bal lots, because m'a country like this, de voted mole to agriculture thau to mauu faciures, the workiuguien must always be iu a minority. 1 heir only hope is revolution, aud here the impassioned oiator quotes a famous declaiatlou ot nis hero, ujaiiqui, now a cuuyict at New Caledonia; " Get lead atid you'll get bread, " The workingiueii of Pittsburg," he continues, "proved recently that the people everywhere stood on the plat lorm of the right to live, and that the idea of the great social revolution has been uiipltiiifed ou ^iperjcau soli. Now let tue people do their duly, 1 ' To us oi the South these threats sound wild, absurd aud impossible. VYiiat terrible blows must republican ism have received in this country wheu such ideas as these ate openly preached ,uid loudly applauded! 1'iie New York VV oi Id, however, alter review ing tlie situation is inclined to liMik a com mune iu that city tar from impossible. I here are ot coma« but few peinons who go to the extiemity that Megy ad vocates, but with a large ci liuinai einss to back tneni, and a stiil larger class of well-meaning but weak people who sympathize with labor ill its fight agatu.t capital, aud who would give it negative it not emphatic support iu an outbreak, it thinks that Pittsburg or faris might be easily reproduced in the greatest city in this country, The prosecutions of tiie Paris Com munists show that the Communists pioper of that city , those agitatois who brought on ihe outbreak, were com paratively lew iu numbers; lint they were bold, mad, desperate fanatics, and wou to their ranks thousands of fol lowers who had uo particular opinions or ideas of their own, The tjme, too was favorable for such an outbreak. A few insignificant demonstrations vyere made by the Communists ; the ad ministration was timid, refused to terfere, at first, until the movement had gone so far that interference was im possible ; in a tew days it was au out break, then a revolution, finally a de structive civil war. The lesson of Pittsburg taught ns «access of the uiob at Pittsburg was due only to the suddenness of the out break, which prevented any action be iug taken by the authorities t«» prevent it. Hie communistic movement now going on in San Fraucisco, and becom ing more dangerous and threatening every day, shows, on the other hand, that even when the authorities are given months and mouths fur ptenara tiou they cap but little headway agajpst auch a liiuvemeut. . Altogether, the al'eruatives offered ^«"■genier, uie alternatives offered by Megy and his friends are not at all pleasant. Ihe government must be hauded «ver bodily to the workingmen— «.„one woihiiigtnen— whoever these lie—or revolution must coipe, »Jon rnle or revolution Megy offers lis. WJiicii shall it be ? Matt Wells is going to sue the New Orleans Democrat. To I he Rescue. [From the Ue Soto Democrat.| Under the above heading an article appeals in the last, number" of the Natchitoches Vindicator, that is, to say i the least of it, the most indiscreet at- : tack upon the present State govern ment that we have ever read. Did we ki.ow that it emanated from one whose every impulse is that of a patriot, we would believe that it was a twin brothel of J. Madison Wells' noted letter that he recently published in regard to tie authorities in Louisiana. Now we are not au admirer of the policy of tin present Slate Administration, we deem it too conservative to meet the require nt« nts of the people, but we <lo admire its honesty of put pose. We desire to assure friend Cosgrove, that his tirade of abuse upon Gov. Nicholls and iimm - « especially upon the members -of th< bupiruie Court, will fall as limp as a wet rag upou the ears of the people, ami instead <d' reflecting upon the all rhoiiiies may tend to weaken the iu tiiicnce of uie Vindicator in Northwest Louisiana. A journal has the right t< cruize ihe policy of any ptihiic officia. > but not to qaestioti i he mot tves ot iii> honesty of such, unless upon speriti« charges that c.u lie sustained. Tin Vindicator is unrelenting in its dentin elation of the Supreme Court for releas ing Anderson, but n staits out wit! the announcement that it does not look at the decision from it legal standpoint and thus acknowledges its iiicompe leticy as a jmige of Ihe meiits of tin case, as the members of the court, tin der their oath ot' office, could look at i iu no otiier light. We feel sure tlia Cosgrove would not have the highe» I j idicial tribunal to violate the mo.- I j sacred obligiit.iolis, und 'i:us rcniln themselves as great criminals as th* | < !il;<nt Anderson, whom l.y a defectiv j law they have been compelled to releasi j Gov. Nicholls was nominated on conservative t >1 a t i'< - r in, as a conserxi. j rive iji . i n, and ii our memory serves c \ light, the editor ot the Vindicator wa one of his suppoi ters in the eon veutiot | thi -t put I: i mi in 1 he field, and iVi; km>v rhar nom- «Inf mote to elect the tn -ke \ i hau <iiif the publisher of the Vimhca j t :u ; and we enti'i s,-e why lie sliouh j i led a conservative to office upon i j cousei Aative plalforni, aild tuen blam | him for being a conservative, which i ■ nu hing more-nor■ les.-t than a co.upi" miser. We assert that Nicholls ha been as title as the "needle to the pole oi Iiis campaign pledges, and we hone htm tor Ins consistency, and sympatiiiz >ii;.h the Vindicator man for Iiis incon sistency. We are satisfied, liowevet that Cosgrove, upon second thought will take a different view of the mattei and Instead ot attempting to " buil-doz bull-dozers," will patiently await a new deal, then give things a good shuffle am forever do a way wiiii conserva ti ve tueas uresiu thisState. "Pull down your vest." Flowed will» a Cat-o*-nihc Tails. [From the Cmcagu Tribune.] London , Cumula, April 8.—This morn iug at 9 o'clock, George Uuker, con viele« of et iiniiKil assiinlr 0 :1 Miss Penny, was brought into the jail yard, where In «vas tied up to a triangle and givei twenty lashes with a eat-o'-niue tails, according to the sentence. The culprit during the castigafion appeared sullei and sf<ili<l, but more than once cried ont to his tormentor: "Flog in 011« place; don't strike all over my back ! " " Don't cut nty ear!" "Heavens, don't cut my ribs!" &c. At the end of tin whipping Baker's back was full of welt* and bleeding. A second flagellation will be given the 2d of May, after which lie will he sent to the Central Prison foi twenty months. A number of persons were admitted by ticket to witness tin flogging. Judge Wilson, in sentencing Baker, said nothing short of severe coi P.'»ral punishment would reach the sen sibilities of such wretches. Gardening for April.—Sow shirt buttons early in the morning. Sow bird seed this month. The bird will conio up by June Cats do best in the night, in a ver\ light soil, well «lug and raked. Sardine cans, broken bottles, oh' shoes and tinware should be set out in the back yard. 1 he gin-i'ocktail does best nndei glass. Ft need» but little water, and it cultivation wi!î give one an appetitt lor breakfast. Prima donnas are lovely flowers, but very difficult to raise, A gentleman endeavored to raise Roze last mouth, but failed entirely. If you are a landlord anil in an\ doubt as to what produce to rais«-— raise the rent. If you are not a laud lord, try and raise th«< wind. Olive br,inches should he set on around lite breakfasl table. They nee«! great care aud attention, however, h keep them from miming into the butte; and molasses. Wash them well once i day with soap and water.—[Shrevepor limes. Y\ e hear whispered and rattling ru ill or* among the patriotic anil energeli« expectants aii'j look«*rs-on| for the pu| ofiices in the gift of the sovereigns o K ipules Parish, which sound to us lik lh«* echoes of the dead past, and ai t .insf now too far ahead of time for us ji form an idea of their real intentions «n of their bottom for a long trial. Tin i«les ot soiiibie November ate "a hint ways oif," and our a«lvice, for which wi make no charge, is to keep cool, let well alone, keep out of the breach foi Hie present, avoid a long training; il you have an avocation an«l aie an hon est producer, stick Closelv to it, make your bread for a rainy day and wait foi i lie old vehicle. For the present we have no advice for the consumer and deadbeaf, tor we believe the people an an unit to lay them qnietlv on the shell and leave to us the task of writing theii obituaries .—[Alexandria Democrat. According to the personal letters re ceived Special Deputy Collector An derson from the parish ot St. L-uidrv there are quite a number of voters in that parish that would like to have him return to the parish and become a can didate tor the State Senate or lower house, and if the latter with a view of being elected Speaker.—[N. 0. Democrat .! 298. SH.98Î at * F. M. Sharp. CANDIDATES. Vor Sheriff. M r . EnmiR:— Y ou will please announce inv name, a« a ca_p«ti<late for re-election to the office of Sheriff of St. Landry, at the election in November next. Subject to the nomination ot the DcuiooraiUo Convention. C. C. DVSQS. Proceeding» of «he Bimrd #f r®licr of the Town of öpelousn». Tu i-.hd w, April 23(1, 1875. The B oh H inet pursuant to Miljmiriniieiit. Present : D" James Kay i'reisideiit ; C. N. hater. Win. « t . ..ell, f. J. Left livre, fciniie Doinilo unci The "leailintf ot tlie minutes of the laut liieet ing was dispensed wi tu. 'i he Street Commissioners reported througti their chairman that Mr. J ok Hindi agreed to Rive the rijjlu of way f<* a street tli. <iugh his land, provided the corporation would put up h fun ce «iu each side of tin- street; when upon motion ot Mr. Killer Resolveil. that tlie, report lie received and the proposition accepted, and l hat the. sum of oil.- linn died anil liilrtj'-two doltars he appropriated to have the said fence built. Un motion of Mr. Mayo, Resolved, that the Hoard of l'olice of Opelousas, hereby teniier to any Railroad Company, tlie rinlit of way to ent r this town, on any street west of Court street or east o> Union stiver. Uu motion of Mr. Lefehvre, Resolve«!, that the oidinance tixiug tlie pi ice ol beet n the Market, lw and is hereby suspended from Ulli .lilt»- until June 1st. 1878. The bids Air publishing the minutes and or dinances of the Board ol Police, were silb initteil, and upon opening the said bids tliey «'.•re found to be he Hume, each paper offering lo do the printing for nothing, when M.. Ealcr ollere«! the following motion, Resolved, that .•nth papeis be permitted to publish the miu utes and ordinances of this Hoard. Mr. Mayo offered the following amendment to the above lii' -tiou : To strike out all of the above aftei the word '■ that " and insert S t. Landry Dkmockat be declared the official paper. Voting Aye: Mayo, Donato. Voting Nay : Ealer, l.efebvre, Bell. The vote was then called on the original motion. Voting Aye: Ealer. Voting Jîa.v : Ma.i o, i.efebvre. Bell and Donato. On motion of Mr. Mayo, Resolved that the • itticial paper be selected by ballot. The President appointed Messrs. Ealer and I .efebvre tellers. When the following vote was announced : -T. l,.»M)i:Y lJEMOCK.VT 4 VOtfS »pe o'isasOiurier I vote .»lank 1 " Whereupon the ST. Landky Dbmocka T was Iceland elected as tl.e nthi ial paper. 1'lie President appoint!-«! Messrs. I-el'ebvre, X 'li.ito -uni Mayo a committee <>u claims, who ; i ported favorably ou the following claims : i»r. K 11. Litteii. professional services $7 50 >r. James Ray, " " —..5 00 '. il. Ai drus. 'I spades S 1*0 The petiti ci of the merchants and citizens of pcloitsas was read, asking lor ihe appoint lient "f a night watchman, when o:i motion of •L-. Ealer, Resolved, that a committee, ol three « appointed, to examine and report ai tue text meeting of the Board upon the above pell "• The President appointed on said connu ttee, essrs. Kalt-r. Mav o and Donate. ■ .11 motion of Mr. l.eicbvre. Resolved, that, he latter p niou of arti -le 1 Ith of Tue Revenue i -diiiiiiice, adopted November 2Gth, 1877. lo nt : '• ft whj , turtln r onlauie.d that a special ■IX of t wo mills be levied for School House jiiir ■oses, to be c.ol-ccted with the regular lax." he ml , lie same, is uereby reoiudeil. Uu UK,I Ion of Mr. Cell, Resolved, that Ihe ■ iiiii of two hundred dollars be and fceivby 1'propriated out of tue current, tai as .*pauper nml «ju motion the Board adjonrn. d. jAMIifS K.VY, rnviileut. A-tent: O. VooBMlKS. « lerk. Üli'w Al>VKUTI SIfi'.îlK X1'». JL. J. Tatisey, A T T O 11 N K Y A T I, A W . UftbOU-iAS, LA. Prompt attention giv-ti tucotl-.-ution of claim». AVOCAT» .ttention tonte speciale pour la collection «les reu.amatioii.i. April 27-tf Sinon Downs, -— öUCC'ESdUit TO Thomas McCarty, JQRNEB, MAIN & MOUND VIT. LE STS., Washington Grocer and. Dealer In WESTERN PRODUCE, WILLOW WARE, HOUSE-FURNISHING GOODS, &C-, &C. 8TRICTLV CASH HOUSE. April 27-tf Easter ! Easter ! ! THE NEW BAKERY, Kept t>v C. 13 rand, ALIAS "FRANK THE BAKER," On Beiievue Street, VKXT TO BUD«.nUI.LEB>S MHOP, BREAD, CAKES AND LUNCH ilways on hand. Specially for Easter and du . in« Court Regular walla of Bread, Pies and all sorts of i 'altes. Also warm and cold lunch surved at •til hours during the day. Country people take notice. Cheap for Cash. April 20-tf JUDICIAL ADVKR TIS« Jl kW TS. ^HEKÏFF'S SALE. Ä i ill SD JUSTICE'S COURT. THIRD WARD, PARISH OF ST. IANDRY, No. 384. i 'IERRE MONTOUSs.>. v'S. JOHN B. GUIDRY By virtue of a writ ol neri fat-las issued out of the 1 hiril JitHtire'n Court, in und for the i>ari>>li • f bt. Landry, in the above entitled suit,and to ne diroeted, I will proceed to 8eil at public aui ion. lo th<- hi plient bidder, at the Couittoiice of ■»rtiil i>;u *i6h, m tlie town ot on HATUKDAY, the 1st day of Juno, 187», at u i 'cloeir v. ai., the ïoilowinx described property, r>wit: A certain tract of land «-ontaining one liuu Ired act«* luoriMir lei-i. rilinated in the parish ■I St. Landry and bo'indril north by la-idsol* Dr. liouKoi. south by land« of Valéry Guidry, east ity Iiayon Carroucroiuid west bv J. L. Doiuairio. •aid hiiiilw were purchased by dofeudant, John 'I. Gui dry from fluw. Atidei-sou, a» :«;r t-,> ■ord in br-ok C. No. 2, recorders office iiarioa •t St. uuidry. Terina—Cash. C. C. DUSON, anl 27 Sheriff of the Parish ol St. Landry. j^llEKIBP'» SAIiK. .^STRICTCOURT, PARISH OF8T. LANDRY, N<>. 11«W5. l.ALANNE BROS. V-». KINCHEN W. Mc KINNKY. Ey virtue of a writ of fieri facia*, mstird ittt of the honora tile District Court, in and f.<r "ic rarish or' St. I.andry, in the. above entitle.1 ant, and to me directed, I will proceed t«> •<c.n a: publie sale, to the highest bid 1er. at ' uc Cts-.trr House of said parish, iu the town of •lielousaa, «m SATURDAY, the 1st day of fnne, 1878, ut u o'cloek a. ji ., the followinjç lescrihed pr.iperty, to-w;t : 1st. A certain trad of laud situated on Bayou Cane, hounded east by river Menueutau. so th by Bayou 1'laquetuiue, containiiig ei^lit hun -lri-d and eighty aeren m >re or le«.». 2«t, A certain piece or portion of land situated on Bayou Courtableau, paiisli oi St. Umdry, i-ontainini; nine hundred and «me superficial arpents. t«»petlicr with all the buildings and im provements thereon and bein« all that portion •f the planiationcoinnionly known as the Allen, rhomas or Hellevue plantation, lyltijj below the canal or ditch, bounded north by the Bayou Courtableau, west by the canal, east by the property of Thompson et als , and south by lana of Ford and Amlortton. Seized as property of E. Gantt. Terms—Cash. C. C. DUSON, apl 20 8heriff of the Parish of St. Landry. S HERIFF'S SAI.E. I'ARISH COURT, PARISH OF ST. LANDRY, No. 1947. QUEYROUZE <fe BOIS VS. HENRY », Mc BRIDE. By virtue of a writ of fieri facias Issued otlt of the honorable Parish Court, In and for the parish of St. Landry, in the above entitled suit, and to ine directed. I will proceed to sell at puhlio auction, to the highest bidder, at the Courthouse of said parish, in the town of Ope lousas, on SATURDAY, the 4th day of May, 1878. at 11 o'clock A. m„ the following described property, to-wlt : , _ All the contents of defendants store in Church Point, as p« r inventory on file in Sheriffs office. Terms—Cash. C. C. DUSOV. » pl 3» Sheriff ol tiie Partei» 8i. Landry.