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Clinton, Louisiana,
11 practioe in the courts of East and
Felicjeua and the Supreme Court of
Stat.e. febl7-ly.
crt ooss,
Attorney at Law,
Clinton, Louisiana.
Attorney at Law,
Clinton, Louisiana.
ill practice in the Courts of the 5th
cial District. Aug.2'76.-ly
Attorney at Law,
Clinton, Louisiana.
Clinton, Louisiana.
,y. JONES,
Clinton, Louisiana.
ae on the North side of the public
e. uno 28, '76.-ly.
Attorney at Law,
St. Franciseville, Louisiana.
ll practice in the Parishes of West
last Feliciana, and Potato Coupee.
28, '76.-ly.
Attorney at Law,
St. Francisville, Louisiana.
11 practice in the P'arishes of West
ast Feliciana, and Pointo Coupec.
28, '76.-ly.
Attorneys at LaRv,
St. Franciaville, La.
11 practice in the Courts of Vest
East Feliiana, i'ointe Coulpe, andul
ning Parishes. j une'7;.-ly.
St. Francisville; La.
Office at residence.
* I. U. BALL,
Bayou Sara, Louisiana,
ce at resideceo jnue 2$, '76.. ly.
rpenter and Undertaker,
11 give prompt attention to all b,si
n his line in this and adjolining Par
j'ne V2 '7ti.-ly.
Baton Rouge, La.
Dr. E. Green ])avis oflirs
hi.s services to the people o
this and adjoining lParishs.B.
rders addressed to him, at his rest
will receive prompt attention. A
Sun St., Bayou Sara, La., C
nage solicited and satisfaction
Proprietor of the
eLebrc: House, opposite E. New
St. Francisville, La. Sc
t wires, liquors, beers, tobacco
gars :rstanly on hand.
nine foot, good cypress pickets. AI
f excellent heart and sap timber,
sold extremely low for cash. For
particulars apply to Mr. John F.
3m,-2. Bayou Sara, La. Yc
un Street, Bayou Sara, La.,
Goods, Groceries, Confections, To
Wines and Liquors.
, '76.-S3m. Ca
. & E. ENOCHS' '
of the Hill, St. 1,ranciscuile, .a I
nets, Tombs, iaaunoleums,
d and Foot Stones, Mantel
ieces, fron Railin', &c.,
t to order. in!/ order. addressed to
agos Sara, will rccciLeprompt attecn
j28'7ti 1
Scan be procured by the day, week
th, and at reasonable rates. In
re as in the past, the table will 2
lied with the very best tfre the
affords. Elegant and well for- Mt
rooms. Accounmmodating servants
tly in attendance. Patronge so- 1
and satisfaction guaraxnteed.
lanufacturer and Dealer in Bui
and 83 Canal Street; Now Or- Y
leans, La.
anch, 213, 215 and 217 01c Levee a
nto the FeAch Meat Maket. A
VOL. 1. ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA., MARCH. 17, 1877 NO. 38.
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S[C(ha,'leston, (S. C.,) News and Couricer.]
T.l Tfle following Ode "to the South" was
written recently by the distinguished
oWe take much pleasure in presenting it
to our readers as the f ank testimony of
St an accomplished EiglisbuLman to the facts
ill of thle past and the truths of our present.
c'ondition. Happy wouhl in lbe for the
South ifotlher gifted writers of "lE'ngland
and the North" who come among u,
nhad the same magnanimity and imparti
ality as has influenced Mr. Tupper in
penning these lines:
The world has misjudged, mistrusted,
maligned yoll,
And should bo quick to make honest
amlunds ;
Let us, then, speak to you just as we find
yon, a
Hlumbly and heartily, cousins and I
friends ! e
Let us remember your wrongs and your h
Slandered and plundered and crushed C
to the dust. d
Draining Adversity's bitterest vials,
I'atient in courage and strong in good t
You fought for Liberty-rather than
Slavery !
Well mnight you wish to be quit of that a
ill, Cf
But you were sold to political knavery, r
lMeshed by diplomacys spider-like skill; to
And you rejoice to see slavery banished,
While the free servant works well as C:
before, Vi
Confident, though many fortunes have
vanished, l
Soon to recover all-rich as of yore!
Doubtless there had been some hardships al
and cruelties,
Cases exceptional, evil and rare,
liBut to tell the truth-a:td truly the jew fu
el 'tis- fe
Kindliness ruled--as a rule--every-where!
Servants-if slaves-wero your wealth
and inheritance, DC
Born with your children and grown on Pl
your ground,
And it was quite as much interest as st
merit hence
Still to make friends of dependents all ile
round. lic
Yes, it is slander to say you oppressed je.
them. re:
Does a man squander the prize of his by
Was it not often that he who possessed
Rather was owned by his servants tll
himself tal
Caring for all, as inhealth, so in sickness, n
IIe was their father, their patriarch
Age's i firmuities, infancy's weaknesses,
Leanning on him for repose and relief c
When you went forth in your pluck and on
your bravery, Dr
Selling for freedom both fortunes and I,
lives, for
Where was that prophesied outbust of On
slavery, tl
Wreaking revenge on your children cet
and wives A
Nowhere! You left all to servile safe
And this was faithful and true to your b
trust ;
Master and servantthusmutuallyroapiug a
Double reward of the good and the jutst! pal
Generous Southerners! I wbo address you the
slarced, with too many belief in your all
sills tid
But I recaut it-thus-let me confess ten
you- pO
Knowledge is victor and everywhere
wins; Dr
For I have soeen, I have heard, and am
sure of it, for
You have boon slandered and suffering
Paying all slavery'scostandthe cure of it, Th
And the great world shall repent of its cas
wrong! o
R. A Jersey City Libel Suit had a
very dramatic ending Tuesday
week. Mr. James M. Brann, Coun
eE ty clerl, brother of the Rev. Dr.
Brann, an eminent Catholic clcr
gyman, had been on trial for some
,sE. days for the alleged publication and
os,. distribution of a libellous circular
attacking Publisher Mallone of the
?7 Jersey City Argus. The publica
tion was denied, and the argument
for the defence had opened, when
on Rev. Dr. Brann, attended by
o Charles O'Conor, burst into tears,
s. and, at the close of the argument,
o excitedly asked to be called as a
witness for the defense. This caus
ed a sensation, and the judge sug
gested that the clergyman retire
for consultation with his brother's
in- counsel Dr. Branu consented to
' this, after some urging, but soon
appeared in the court-room, again
L persisting in his demand to testify;
the counsel for the defense rose to
formaily protest, when Dr. Brani
stopped him, saying, "No man shall
ol prevent me!"
'. The Reverend witness then said
that he alone was the author of
tS the libellous publication, being mov
nt ed thereto by love for his br,ther,
lie who was represented by Mnl!one's
ARGUS newspaper as a disreputable
- character. When the newspaper
in story came out, Dr. Brann went
over to Jersey City to inquire about
it, and, finding his aged mother
frantic with grief, and his sister
t wild with passion, he wrote the
circular in defence of his brother,
and had it printed in New York.
d Dr. Braun said that his brother had c
educated him, and he could not see
r him traduced, but added that the t
d circular again-t Ma!lone was aI
disgrace to the country." He then r
said that lie was willing to suffer i
the full penalty for his offence, of .7
which his brother was entirely ig
norant, asked Mullone's foregivuess a
t and proposed that the Court pro- p
ceed to sentence. By this time a p
great part of the audience were in p
tears, and the judge postponed the
case to digest these unexpected de- £
velopments. ri
Next day, the plaintiff's counsel if
stated that Mr. Mullone being now a`
satisfied of the authorship, and that m
all purposes having been served,
he had no desire to press the matter ,r
further. He had no revengeful cc
feelings against the defendant, and pI
was fully convinced that he was to
not responsible for the act com
plained of. I)
District Attorney Garretson or
stated that, on the part of the State, la
he was fully satisfl.d that the pub- ac
lic interests would not be placed in
jeopardy by allowing the case to thi
rest at that stage and be disposed of th
by the Court. ;r
Mr. Collins, at the express de- Ia
sire of the defendant, disavowed th
the circular and everything con- ad;
tained in it, the defendant having as
no malicious feelings againgst Mr. ca
aMullone. on
The Judge directed a verdict of
acquital; but the jury, after being on
out two hours. wanted to know i! w:
Dr. Brann's confession did not nec- ho
es-arily sulject certain witnesses cm
for the State to cha:,rres of pejuiry. lal
On being told that that was bevi,nd ie
their pi ovience, thejury instantly for
returned a verdict of "Not Guilty." 13u
A rush was made for County Clerk 1e0
Berunn, and congratulations woreC CO
showered upon him till he was un - ai
able to contain himself. It seemed in
as if every person in the court sym.. L
pathiz d wiih him. Every judge on
,he bench uttered a sigh of eihe, -
the court otffic.'rs rushed around in we
all directions to convey .the glad yl
tidi,,gs. Tih Court did not at- boa
tempt, for several minutes, to re- SaC
pres tle excitement. rou
Judge Hlirman then directed er
Dr. Brann to appear in ciurt witlhin
a week to enter into recognizance Nov
for his appearance in case any
charges be preferred against him.
Thus ended the most remarable jori
case ever tried in the Hudson for
County Courts* wo
[ Memphis Appeal.J
d a The bearing of the south in the
lay great troubles that have threatened
un, the destruction of the nation has
Dr commanded the praise of patriots
of all varties. But for the con
:r- ·ervative spirit of the southern
me Democracy the compromise bill
wod would never have passed congress,
lar the country would Ihave been i.%exi
caniz'd and on the fourth of March
two Presidents would have been
a- inaugurated, and anarchy and rev.
ant olution wou!d have been inevitable.
en It was the conservative patriotism
by of the southern Democrats on Sat
urdav last that saved the country
re, from the danger that threatened its
it, destruction. So soon as it was
a known that the infamy of counting
t - Louisiana for Hayes was determin
ed on, northern Dembcrats were
ie wild with indignation, andexprerss
ied a readiuess to repudiate the vil
r lainy, and to frustrate its consum
to mation by dilatory or filibustering
en expedients. A caucus was held,
iu and it was in this meeting that the
-tn tesmanship and con servativespir
it of the south loomed up in all its
to grandeur. Northern Democrats
al proposed extreme measures. Mr.
11 Choerane, a northern Democrat,
introduced a resolution which de
id clares that 'itis the duty of congress,
which it owes to the Democratic
party and the American people, to
v defeat the traudulent acts of the
3r, said commission by all the means
,'s known to the costitution and the
le laws; to that end all possible delays
may be interposed, dilatory motions
r' made and objections interposed
at to the vote of every State yet to be
ut counted, with a view to the multi
ar plying of issues, and thereby defeat
ing the inauguration of-a usurper.'
Mr. Walling, a western Democrat, 1
introduced another resolution, I
r, which proposed that 'in view of the I
!. fact that the so-called electoral a
d commi-sion haye refused to receive t
,e the evidence of frauds charged in
the recent election, or the ineligi. I
e bility of electors, it is our duty as
a rpcresentatives of the people to do
n no further legislation, not recorniz
r" ing said commission, or me( t in I
, joint session to further count the v
electoral vote under its decision ' e
I'he passage of such resolutions, r
and action in accordance with their p
pledges, would have imperiled the c
a peace of the country, increased the It
Sparalsts in business, and probably g
resulted in civil war. But, fortr- h
nately, there were conservative o
Democrats in the caucus whose pat- tl
riotism and statesmnanship saved tl
I the country. Mr. Reagan, of Tex- h
as, an original secessionist, and a 5:
member of Jefferson Davis's cabi- Z
net, gave voice to the conservative w
spirit of the south by introducing a I
resolution which declared 'that the tc
I count of the electoral vote shall 1)
I proceed without dilatory opposition ci
to the orderly execution of the act pi
of congress creating the electoral to
commi.,sion, whose decisions shall ri
be received and acted upon in ac- st
ordance with the provisions of said of
law.' Mr. Bright of ''ennssee, cc
another southren rebel, introduced b(
an amendment, as follows: 'But to
this resolution is accompanied with st
the solemn and earnest protest of bt
the Democratic party against the of
.'ross and shameless violations of bj
law, justice and truth contained in as
the decision: of the ar~jority who hi
signed the same in the case of Filo- th
ida and Louisiana.' The resolution, ec
as amended, was adopted in the be
caucus by a vote of nearly two to (v
one. This fact shows the statesman- th
ship, the patrioti-m and the con- to
.servative, feelinr of the south. If to'
our people were anxious for another hi
war, and on • waiting for an op- rh
portu.iity to destroy the govern- it.
ment which tt.ey despise-as it '-k
lalsely alleged by the Radicals- 00
here was a favorable opportunity co
for exhibiting their disloyalry. toi
13ut it seemrs southe,-n men, promni- P
,ent in the rebellion, saved the wt
country from the perils of anarchy thu
and revolution. Such patriotism cl
in thle hour of danger will cause the U
"'bloodv -hirt" to be Ifrever fualed. ca
-The highest musical authorities, as ce
well as all who have purchased the B3cat- mi:
ty Piano, aro equally charmed with its lat
Ieauty aniL pulrity of tone. The mantu
facturer has succcedd in im-partiag to it a h
routlndness, lfullness and richlless of tone, Co
pierfictly astonishinintg. None should be i.
without one. Seo his adtvertisoemeunt.
Address Daniel F. Beatty, Washintgton,
New Jersey. Mlarch 3, m. t
jP Philadelphia gave Hayes a ma
jority of 17,000. In the recent election "
for Mayor of that cityp the Eepublicanus 1
won by 2,500 only, am±
the IChicago Tinmes.]
red A man who had evidently never
has before met any of the business
ots awints of "Canada Bill," related to
,n- a Times rPporter, with great ac
ern cu-acy of detail, an account of one
)ill of the clever operations of a slick
gs, brace of knights of the road, of
ti- which he was a witness. It is the
'ch old sotry with slight variations, but
ten as long os victims are so plenty
tvw there will be readers. When a
le. south-bound train was within fifty
sm miles of Cairo. a large, fine looking
it- m in boarded it, entered the smok
ry in; car took a seat in a comfort
its able way, and presently passed
as around the cigars among his chance
ig neighbors. Conversation followed.
- during which the liberal cass stated
re that he was a southern planter,
a- and had lost $600,000 exclusive of
il- negroes, by the war. A gentleman
n- from Maine, going south to buy a
og plantation, was one of the smokers.
1, Planter took a lively in'erest in
he him, and told him he had three
ir plantations for sale and would let
Is him have one for a mare song as be
ts could not rely on hired men. About
.r. this time a gray-bearded and shab
.t, bily d eassed man entered. He pre
e tended to be a cattle-dealer from
is, Texas, who had jast sold 300 head
ic of cattle in St. Louis. He hated
:o the Yankees out this way, and said
ie they had -naid him for his cattle in
as those old greenbacks--"Grant's
me money." as his p*ople called them.
s [ had spent $300 in St. Louis,
s but lie didn't care so much for that
d as for $200 he was chisseled out of
'e in a saloon. Planter asked if it
i- was stolen. No; Texas man was
t. too smart for that, he said, at the
same time exhibiting a big roll of
t, bills. Planter was anxious to
, know how the money was lost. At
e last Texas reluctantly pulled out
tI a deck of grea-y cards, remarking
e that he lost his money on those
u identical papers, and that he had I
i been trying to learn the trick him
.s self ever since, but couldn't make
o any headway. If he could only do
it as slick as the fellow who took
n him in he could make a fortune
e when he got home. Planter rema, k
' ed that he had often heard of the
grame, and thought it took an ex
r pert to do it. Meanwhile Texas e
a continued his clumsy practice. At i;
a length the planter turn-ud to the c
gentleman of Maine and told him i
he had a notion of beating Tex 's r
3 out of a few hundred dollars and i
then giving it back to him after
I thy they had had a little fun out of t
"him. l'he old man from Texas
said he didn't beleive any d- d
Yankee could raise $100. Maine c
was nettled and said hecou'd name It
the picture card with a boy on it It
for $5. Texas told him he had ti
better save tlla to buy cheese and of
crackers, if that was the size of the em
pile. Maine was riled and offered si
to bet $10. Planter became indig- F
iant at Texas because lie had in- %)
suated his friend from Maine and ti
offered to bet him $100 that he th
could pick up the ticket with the of
boy on it the first time. Texas ,t
took the bet and lost. The by- tb
standers laughed at him, and p!anter vt
bantered him for another $100, and as
of course wan again. Maine was
by this time well in the tails. Tax- fit
its appeared to be d'sconce:ted at ic
his loses, and remarked to Maine of
that 'his brother," the planter's, bi
eye-sight was too good for him, is
but he would wager $50 that he N
(Maine) could not light on the boy i,
the fir st timne. Planter told Maine hi
to take $10) oua of the conceited ca
to low, ju.t for luck, and to teachi b.
him a lesson. lP'lanter wans to hold is
the stakcs. Maine concluded to do i
it. Texts wouldn't hand e those de
"kecrd." again for less than $1.- ,
000. P:aianter advised Maine to y
come up, as there was no chance ou
for him to lose. Maine agreed. re
Planter saw $700 mo're in Miaine' co
wallet and advasod him to shove
that up also, as it wonld be his las ini
chance to get a bet out of Ttexas. th
Up wont the $1700, over went the ch
cartld-but not tihe one with the o
boy on it. P'lanter appeared to be th
aeeply grieved, but he handed tIhe
money to 'I'ex iv all the same. 'l'exm an
launlhid a little and soothed tiheir pa
wounded feelines by telling that hlie ed
had a black bottle in the rear
coach anmd would go, back and geo te
it. Planter told Mlaine he was too
Ih sy; he ouight to have won. 'l3But'
said lc, 'if you buy one of my plan- ii
tat.ons I will s6o that you have w
plenty of provisions to feed you,
iggers, as I hiaveCju-t een to . oi:-
vile with 300 hog.:head. of sugar, L
and have laid in more pQ~k ana Ho
Sour than I need, and glauly dlart
it with you."
Shortly arterwa rdi op late
and the man from Texai .llpp o
) the train. The former was ýor
Davel, formerly of. Nev Orleans,
hot now of Chicano: and the gen
tieman from Texas was, as old
monte man named Sanford.
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tMempfe Appal:.]
The initials of the name of tha
President declared elected.-R.-B.
ver stand for Returning Board Hayee,
es` and he will bh called such during
to his life and in history. He has been
IC- made President by usurpation,
)ne and without a claim to }ny single
ick honor that'attached to the station.
of We do not see how a person of
the sensibility or self-respect could
but allow himself to thus be imposed
ty upon a people who do not want him;
a and to exercise an elective office in
fty violation of the will of the people;
Lag who defeated him at the ballot-box.
k- To seek or accept such an edious
rt- distinction indicates a lust for place
ted and power and an insensibility to
ice shame. It is the self-estimate of
ad. the man who coveted, as an honor;
ed to be kicked by a king. Hayes
3r, occupying the Presidential chair
of obtained by fraud and contrary to
an the will nf the people, is no more tt
a be envied than the culprit in the
rs. public pillory. As the creature of
in notorious public criminals, securing
ee the Presidency by their perjury;
let fraud and bulldozing, he will be the
be conspicuous object of contempt.
ut The filth that clings to his gar
ments will defile the Presidential
e" chair, and for four years he will be
nm tortured by the sneers of an outrag
id ed people, who will from day to day
ýd point to him as Fraudulency Re4
d turning-Board Hayes. If he be
i' capaole of feeling, if his sensibilities
s be not entirely deadened by a con
- -uming passion for oflia, he must
sfind.in the pelting and pitiless storam
t that will beat upon him for four
years a sufficient purnishment for
tthe place he occupies by proved
I and confessed villainy. From the
iC day that this F'raudulency Return
)f ing-Board Hayes enters the White
o House he will find himself an object
L of contempt and dislike to a large
V Inaj',rity of the American people;
ag nd an object of pity to his political
a friends and allies. In a short time
d he will be faced in both houses of
congress by political opponents,
e sent there by an indignant people;
O to fru-trate the administration of d
k man who secured power by robbing
e the people of their liberties.
e [Washington Capital.]
While firing at the camp of the
S enemy we happened to drop a shot
t into a coral of jacka-sea, and the
e consequent consternation and bray.
a ing have been more terrific thin the
ram's ho ns that broiught Jerihbd
St a sudden capitulatioii. That 4
sentence of our editorial should be
f tortured into a proposition to asa
sassinate Rutherford B. Hayes
rather humilitates us, even when we
consider the source. That a don
key should consider us fitter for a
lunatic asylum than a driminal is
not pleasant. That is the meaning
of the violent construction. Gov:
ernor Hayes is a man heretofore
singu'arly pure of characteti, pos.
sensed of many lovable traits.
What would be gained in passing
the administration from his hands to
that of William A. Wheeler, one
of the worst of this conspiracy to
steal an administration ? Wheeler;
the man who accepts office from the
very returning board he denounced
as rotten through and through.
It may be that Hayes is a mere
firure-head; his acceptance of a sto
len office indicates a lack of forced
of character that argues badly for
his success in the tainted place he
is called upon by thieves to occupy.
Nevertheless he is a saint by the
?ide ot the man who encompassed
his injiry and our ru;n; The idiotd
cannot comprehend that the wai- ir
behalf of our Consti'utionil rights
is not against a min, but an drgan
ization. The death of one or thd
death of a hundred or a thdus2thd
would be no relief so long as thb
:ystem eats like a cancer tIhriuglf
our entre system. Let aily part
remain, and the poison contihuea td
corrupt arid destroy.
Nothing was farthei frofli dut'
intcnt than the crime with which
these loud-niouthed fdols havd
charged us. Assassination id not
only foreigt, but loathsamne to'
the American niind; bttt open
and armed resistance to tsur
pation, that robs us of all rem
edy through the ballot, is a
part of our nature; and tc
that we appeal, and, that
there naoy be no mistake; thd
indictment to the contrary;
we appieal Again.
E~'PMrs, Pa.rtington wantsi to k~i:
"who's this Electoral Bill that thi'W
ulakin' such a locomotion abogut ia t!N
House of HepreheausblSe?

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