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S. ST. F'RANCISVILLE, LA., AUGUST 18, 1877. NO. 8 ROSS, J t"orney at Law, FA Clinton. Louisiana. RDEE, ItorneY at Law, J Clinton. Louisiana. S J. IRNAN, .net y & COUNSELOR AT LAW, isi Clinton, Louisiana. * tice in the Courts of East and 3 tans. UN LUKR, ni ttorneY tat Law, Clinton, Louisiana. tice in the Courts of 1.l, 5th istriet. Aug.2'76.-1Y y PO WELL, ttorlc. at I Lnw, WI Frftcisville, LouisianLLa. si etice in the Parishes of West no P cliciana. and Pointo Comtue. n( to VEDGE, isd TTOIINEY AT LAWI, te Clinton, Louisiana, tice in the courts of East and - ianul and the Supreme (.Clourt of fob17-1ly. J jr. LEAKE, storney at Law, 1) >I. Franlcisville. Louisiana. .wtice ill the Parishes oof West T Feliciana, and Pointt Coupee. . JONES, ORNEY AT L A W, F Clinton, Louiisianlt. on the North side of the public june 2~, '7;.--ly KLIFFE'. C. L. FIlIlil t 'LIFFE & FISI[ER,, ttorneys at L=tw, St. IFraneis·ville. La. o ractice in the Courts of West hi t Feliciana. Pointe Coupee amnd L g Parishes. JuneS·r'7;.-l" U. BAIlI., 'SICIAN A"Il) SURGEON, L lnyou Sara. Lou,,isiana, at residence ".ine 25, '7(.. l c. EO. 11. CARPI'IENTE?, t E TI S T. [Late of New Orleans.- o0 tractice in the parishes of West & s. eliciana and' East Baton Rouge, it nnd Wilkinson Counties. Miss. ie ,, addressed at Young's Station, liciana. Ina. fii, '77.-a z. T[STRlY. lMr. E. Green l)avis otlers his servicesa to the people of this and adjoining Parishes. C lers addressed to him, at his resi vill rce.ive promnpt attention. 11 ISTRitY ! DENTISTRY ! - I will iattend all calls on the 'Cost, I'front Natchez to New Orleans; also the I,ack , when lllcess:tlll wiil a buggy. I us wishing iny sr vices, can Iro- 1 - .sae by addtressing uile, at iimy t D. STOCKING. D. D. S., '76.-lv. St. Francisville, La t IARTINEZ, aun Street, Bayou Sara, La., Goods, Groceries, Confections, To Wines and Liquors. , '71.-3m. ROHS E"llIIIAL, At L. Vresiusky's old stand,] Bayou Sara. La., ONABLE BOOT & SHOE MAKER etfully solicits a share of the pub onage audguarantees satisfactioll HOTEL, rce of Camp and Common o rsct.Y, New Orleans, Iza. MFORD & WATSON. ROPRIE TORS. ARD,-Two dollars and fiflty er day. june 28,76--1y. .IRVINE, Bayou "Sara, Louisiana, ALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN eies. Provisions, Western tce and General Plan tatioa supplies, ALSO VIN ,FORWARDING IISSION MERCHANT AND EMdBOAT ./GENT. RIETTA HOUSE. BAYOU SARA, LA. n be procured by the day, week and at reasonable rates. Ini as in the past, the table will d with the very best fare the ords. Elegant and well far ns. Accommodating servants in attendance. Patronage so d satisfaction guaranteed. FREYHAN & CO., he Road, St. Francisville, La. etors Steam Coeton Gin lesale and elail Dealers ilL dress goods, general dry goods, ruishuing goods, clothing, boots, ts, groceries, provisions, hay, agricultural imunplements, lnfag ties, and a general assortnlenit are, china and glass ware. g iest market price paid fo 'ot I and hides 2 1/; John Rioth, FASHIONABLE BOOT & SHOE MAKER St. Francisville, La. JOSEP H VACARO, Carpe nter a nd Udndertaker, Will give prompt attention to all busi ness in his line in this andadjoining Par ishes. June 21 '76.--ly rO TIlE PUBLIC ! Knife, Side, Box and Bias Pl..,ting done OF nicely, expeditiously and cheaply by MISS Z. CLEVELAND, :Mr.-. TuIrner's residence, St. Francis- OF: ville. La. rO TIIE PUBLIC. . WEST FELICIANA, June 16, 1877. To parties living in WVest Feliciana who shall at any time desire my profes- On sional services I would respectfully an nounce, that they have but to address me at Hermitage, Pointe Coapeo Parish, to the care of Messrs. Deplaigne & Lieux. All calls from the citizens of this Par- [A ish so addressed will receive prompt at tention and response. P. G. A. KAUFMANN, M D.. JOSEPII STERN, 1 s Adjoining Post Office, 2 Foot of the Hill, St. Francisville, La., 4 Retail I)ealer Int c I)RY COODS, CLOTHING, HATS, CAPS, + Boots anlld Shoes, Glass and Wooden Ware, Tin ware, Family and F:uan c"v G(roceries. W~Vestern Pro- Io duce all Plantation Sup- o plies Generally. ALSO FURNITURE AND SHINGLES. S--I ilighest market price paid for cot- at ton. July27, '76.--ly for sol V. IBOEKEL, tisi tlayou Sara, La., Would respectfully call the attention ad of his friends and I lie public generally, to his large and superior stock of O- DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, e H.sTS. C/IPS, BOOTS. SHOES, .LADIES DRES (0 GOOI)S, PI'OVISIONS, IE1tDIARE, cntlery, crockery and glass ware, plows, hoes, western produce, and in fact every thing necessary for family and plantation use, all of which he will sell at the low est possible rates. for cash. I have also on hand a large and varied assolrtment of saddles and harness. Repairing done in a neat and substantialumanner on short not ice A.T. GASTRELL, Bayou Sara, Louisiana, DEALTEI IN PLOWS, AGRICULTITIURAL IMPLE nenlts, Bridles, Hart'ss, Ilaritwart, GnIs, Pistols, Panips, Pipes, Machine Fittings, Cocks, Valves, Castings, Ropes, IHollow WVare, \agol asl Carrirag'" ":oodworlk, lilacksmith's Materials, Etc., El'tc.e TIN 'COPPER AXIS S IEET IRON MAIN IUFACTORY. * Also Agent for the celebr:ted "CHARTER OAK" STOVES, Garrit. (rret &. Cot tlian, Briuley, Jas. 1I. Iall anid other plows, Allenl's horse Hoes. Wood's Mowing Mlachines, Hlorse h ai RFakes, all of which I will guaran Ste tto sell lower than can lu I purchased elsewhere. Granllgers and others will find it to their advantage to call and examilln ily - stock anid prices before pueaC.hsing else where. N O. & BAYOU SARA 1U. S. MAIL PACKET - The superb passenger steamer, La Belle. J. J. BiroW s....----------------M Ister. S. S. ':ECK. Sric..------------------- Clerk. eatves Bayou Sara for New Orleans every celnesday after the :rrival of the Recars ": a , l.ill e, and every saturday: at 7, p. Ini. Returning, leaves New Or - leans every Monday and Fridaiy, at 5, p.nm. JOHN F. IRVINE, Agent TNILTED STATES MAIL & PASSEN GER PACKET. The superb passenger steallier, Robert E. Lee. I75t. CAMPBIIELL-- ...--------.....Mster MVAY........Ce 11ýI.------- ------~----- / ii leav BaI:onll Sara, on her upward l* Itrip, every ednesday. Retur mig, wall - cave Iayou Sara e:very Sunday att 7, a. ll.. reaching New Orleaslcfoiire darlk tile same day. .E V.:"i 1 WIITEMAN, Agent. ;I Ju'ie 28, '73-1y. NITED STATES MAIL STEAMER. ~The magnificent passenger rpacket, NATCIEZ. T. P. LEATIIERS.--------.. t..Ca in. J. F. MUSE............. ... Clerk lrill pass Bayou Sara, on her upward -trip, every Sniday norniug, it 8 o'clock. Returning, will leave Ba(you Snia every Thursday, -t 7, a. in., reaching New Or lerns before dark thle same day. V . E '. WH1ITE:MAN, Agent. ie waiited ini II- everyvtownin the its South fobr the cel so- ebrated a. --- MACHINES. The easiest learned, lightest running, most durable and popular lnainac Ile md.e. Received the highest award at the Cen-. Sterinal. SSpecial inducernlts ioffered. Address t Weed Sewing Maclehine Co., tNo. 182 Canal Street, et- New Orleans, La S,rie 1, '77.--lyear. thi A DEMOCRATIC PAPER to' PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. pot S. LAMBERT...PROPRIETOR fh JNO. D). A US TE ............ .Editor- _ 8. O. RHEA................Publisher. at as OFFICIAL JOURNAL oF WVEST IELICIANA. rot thb OFFICIAL JOURINAL CITY OF BAYOU SARA, nif st, t''rancisville Aug. 18.'77 foi SUBSCRIPTION RATES. an One copy, one year (in advance)- .. .. 00 i" t ' tao. 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The abore scale of rates must be the basi; ki of all contraets ewith advlerising agents. w Obituarics, tributes of respect, resolutionsi , etc., charged as adrertisenteuts. KING SOLOMON AND THE ANTS. a BY J. o. WIIITTIER. Ont from Jorusalem ti The king rode with his great c War chiefs and lords of -tate, f And Shleba's lqueeln w-ith theim. N Proud in the Syrian sun, In gold and purple sheen The dusky Ethiop queen P Smiled on King Solononu. Wisest of men, he knew The languages of all The creatures great or small That trod the earl Ii or flew. Across an :tit lll led The king's path, and lie heard It's small folk, and their word lie thus, interpreted: ""lhcre conies the king itoou, grstt l As wise and good and just, To crush t,s in the dust, to Under his heedless fact." The great king bowed his. bead, And saw the wide surprise L Of the quven of SIhba's eyes, As he told her what they said. "Oh, king!" she whispered sweet, "Too happy fate have they Who perish in thy way ns ]Bencath thy gracious feet!" lie S "Nay," Solomon replied, "The wise and strong should selek it The welfare of the meek," - And turned his horse aside. His train with quick alarm, Curved with their leador round The ant hill's peopled mound, And left it free from harm. id The jeweled head bent low ; ill "Oh, king!" site said "henceforth lie The secret of thy worth And wisdom well I know." ""Happy must be the State Whose ruler iheedith more The mnurmurs or the poor Than flatteries of the great." STORY OF TlHE ENGINEER. i' "Let ime put my name do a n first--I k. can't stay lo!ng" rL It was a red ribblon meeting, and the r a- ltI was m locomotive lligilleCr, bronzedl anl strong, andil having eyes full fo deepl determninatio. Ho signed his name in a ER bold, plain hand, tied a red ribbon in his it button-hole, anud as he left the hall he he said: "- As the Lord looks down upon me, I'll never touch liq1uor again !" "'Have you born a hardl drinker " Squeried a nman who walked beside the . enginleer. "No. Fact is, I was never drunk in ug, Iny life. I've swallowed considerable whiskey, but I never went for enough to get drunk. 1 slouildn't miss it or be the worse off for an hour if all the intoxice ting drink in the world was draiied into ' the ocean." La "lBut you ceemedl eager to sign the pledge." it 1 "So I was, and I'll keep it through thr( thick and thin, and talk temperance plot to every matn on the road." One "You must have strong reasons T" mnc "Well, if you'll walk down to the do- tha pot I'll tell you a story on the way. It tall has'nt been in the papers yet, and only a is a few of us know the facts. You know I say run the night express on the Ii-- road. Go( We always have atleast two sleepers and mit a coach, and sometimes we have as many as two hundred passengers. It's a good road, level as a floor, 'and pretty stral ght, though there is a bad spot or t vo. The night express has the right o' way, and 1 -we make fast time. It's no rare thing his for us to skim along at the rate of fifty a andut we rarely go below thirty. One inight I pulled out of Detroit with two sleepers, two coaches, and the baggage I and mail cars. Nearly all the berths in ma both sleepers were full, and most of the cir' seats in the coaches were occupied. It onl was a dark night, threatening all the his time torain, and a lonesome wind whis tied around the cab as we left the city eve behind. We were seventeen minutes late, and that meant fast time all the way through. "Well," he continued after a moment, sor "everything ran along all right up to midnight. The 'nain track was kept an' clear for us; the engine was in good spir its, and we ran intoD- as smooth as you please. The express coiuing east should tic meet us fifteen miles west of D- , but the operator at that station had failed to in receive his usual report from below. That wC was strange, and yet it was not, and af- inl ter a little consultation the conductor sent me ahead. We were to keep the br main track, while the other would run in on the side track. Night after night h" our time had been so close that we did not ii; keep them waiting over two minutes, and foi were generally in sight when they switch- ab ed in. on "When we left D- we went ahead at a rattling speed, fully believing that the sy other train would be on time. ine niles de from D- is the little village of Parto. dof There is a telegraph station there, but the operator has no night work. He tn closedt his office and went homue about nine o'clock, and any messages on the wires for him were held above or below lb until next morning. When I sighted ht this station I saw a red lantern swiuging la between the rails. Greatly astonished, I pulled up the heavy train and got a bit o0 of news that almost lifted me out of my h boots. It was Godt's mercy, as plain as this big depot. It' was the operator who was swinging the lantern. lie had been roused from sleep by the whist:e of a locomotive, when therme wasil't one within ten miles of hilm. lie heard the toot! toot! toot ! white ho was dressing, and all the way :is lie ran to the station, sl thinkinng he had been sigunaled- Lo! ii there was. no train there. Everything waLs as quiet as t ie grave. The manlll heard his iintrunmenti clicking away. ,and a leaning his e:ar against tilhe window he caught these words as they went through S to D-: "For God's sake, switch the Eastern express oft quick! Enimiucer on the Wes- I tern express crazy drunk, and running a mile a minute!' "The operator .gnialed at us at once. We Lad left D-- nine miles, away, and the message could'ut have caught us anlly where except at Parto. Six miles folrth er down was the long switch. It was tinle we o, re there, lacking one minute. We lost two or three minutes in under standing the situation and in consulting, and had just got ready to switch in where we were when the head-light of the other train camne in view. Great Ileavens! but how that train was flying. The bell was ringing, sparks flying and the whistle screaming, and not a mnan of us could raise a hand. We stood there on the main track, spell-hound as it were. There wouldn't have been time. anyhow, eitlih cr to have switched in or got the pass:ln.. gers oult. It wasn't over sixty seconds before that train was upon us. I prayed to God for a breath or two and then shut my eyes and waited for death, forlhadn't the strength to get out of the cab. "Well, sir, God's lmercy was revealed again. Forty rods albov us that locomo tive jiumped the track and \was piled into the ditch in an awful mass. Some of thel coaches were considerably smashed, and some of the people Iadly bruised, but no one vwas killed, ani of course our train 1 escaped oentirely. Satan mlust have cared for Big Tomu, the other enlginleer. lie le didn':t get a hrnise, lbut was up and aerots cl the fields like a deer, screaimng aud :cl shrieking like a 1u:mad t:'ger. It took five a men to huind hint after he was rui down, Iis and to-day he is the worst lunatic in the he State. "'Tomn was a gocod fellow," continued 'll the enlgineer, after a pause, "an hlie used to take his glass pretty regularly. I nev er saw himn drduk, but liquor kept work he ing away on his Icrycs till at last the trIsemns e.uight him when he had a lhun ill dred and fifty lives behind his enlginle. le lie broke oi tall of . sudden. The firemanau to was thrown off' thie uengine, all steam turn the ed on, and thllen Toun dalu'nedl alnd screani ca- ed and carried on like a liend. Hlc'd have ato imide awful work, sir, but for Godl's mler cy. I'ii trenmbling yet over theo v way he the caie ldown for us, at(d I 11 never think of it without my heart jumping for my throat. Nobody asked me to sign the pledger but I wanted my name there. One such night on the road has turned W me against intoxicating drinks, ahd now that I've got this red ribbon on I can $o talk to the boys with better face. Tom- of is raving, as I told you, and the doctors W say he'll never get his reason again. oe Good-night, sir-my train goes in ten M minutcs." BEAT AT HER OWN GAME. no Clcecalnd Herald. th They sat on a bench in the park and r0 his manly arm was around her yielding pl asit. Suddorly she twisted around tt "It's awful warm." "Yes." Silence for three minutes. The youxig in man ponders on the awful peril that en- wi circles a man who comes from home with an only fifteen cents and a sleeve button in th his pocket. "It's the warmest weather I think I ever knew." se "Ye-es, it's warm." Pi "My throat is dreadfully parched." "That's tog bad. Would you like some water." CC "'Oil no; the water is so terribly warm Ut and brackish." in Young man grows desperate. S "Would you like a damp handkerchief tied around your throat ?" "No, I think I need something refresh- to ing. Dear me, it seems as though I w would faint for want of something cool ing." Young man chokes with despair, then I1 braces uip. i "Darling. lot me feel your pulse. One w hundred and ten in the shade. Oh, darl ing, it has come as I feared ! I never can forgive myself. Your mother warned me St about keeping you out in the night air sI on accoant of the typhlus prevalent., and now I have you here and these terrible symlptoms tell of the applroach of the destroyer. Imt inc help you homu, ily 81 darling. and should you die, the waters b of Lake Erie will close over my hapless 1 form forever. Comell, sweet one, let me take you home." Tell nilutes after, that young man stood over a sehooner of 1 lager in a corner saloon, and wiped the i perspiration from his brow as he laid d down his last fifteen cents, and congratu lated himself on having beaten a woman C on the ice cream business, while a young woman sat on the doorstep, waiting to be let in, and so mad she couldn't speak. SOMETIING IN TIIE BED. .furx Addcler. Judge Pitman has a habit of slipping his wa~tch under his pillow whezi he goes to bed. The other night somehow it slipped down, and, as thi judge was rest less, it gradually worked its way down ward towa'rd the foot of the bed. After a bit, while he, was lying awake, his foot teucluexl it, anid it felt very cold; hlie was surprise I and s :ared, and. jumping front his bedhe said : "By gracious, Maria! there's a toad or a snake or somlething under the covers. I touched it with miy foot." Mrs. Pitman gave a loud scream, and was out on the floot in an instant. "Now don't go to hollering and waking up the neighbors," said the judge. "You, go and get one a broom or.something, and we'll lix the thing mighty quick. Mrs Pitman got the broom and gave it to the judge, with the remark that she felt as if sna'kes were creeping all up and down her legs and back. r "O, nonesense, Maria! Now you turn it down tlhe cover, slowly, while I hold the I)0room and bang it. Put a hicket of wa le ttr alongside the bed, too, so's we can Sshove it in and drown it." l mrs. Pittman fixed tile bucket and rgently removedl the coN ers. The jligo ]i- l0d1 tL.e broom uplifted, and as soon as the black ribhriu of the watch was re s vealed, lie cracked rwviay thli'e' or tfour intes with his biooni. Then ihe pushed it the thing off into his bucket. They took t lithe bucket to the light to investigate the matter. When the. judge saw what it was, lie said : io t ~Amrmonia is an article which ie should be kept in every ihousehold, [dnnd used; and most especially during the warm summer wealheri el should it be used for bathing. Per ie sons who are in the habit of using amnmonia for batlinig and cleansing y know s ow to appreciate it, while n, those who do not will bh thankful he for the .information after they do commence uting it. A few dropa in a basin of water will be sufficient to ,- emiove the oily and ifoul excretions rk- tmat find vent thrilough thlie pores of le the skin, and it also removes the of fesriive asmell arising from perspira an tion. Th:e remedy is cheap anrd sim rn- pie and people would do well ti ' make a good and thorough use of it r WhMen whose business drives or' hem to the wall-Bill postcrs. A DISASTrOUSTORNADO. The most disastrous tornado ever witnessed in the vicinity of Chica go passed over the little village of Pensaukee, in Oconto county, Wis., on a Saturday evening re cently. It is described by eye witnesses to have come up sudden ly, preceded by an ominous dark ness, followed by a sighing and then roaring of the wind, and be fore the inhabitants could fly to a place of safety the wind was upon them. The %hole villao tea 8 a,..," anay. eFucpt a Inw ouses. The air was filled with the rains in an instant. Men and animals were picked up and carried away amid the horrible din, by a power they could not resist. The Gardner House, a large hotel, at which several Chicago people were stop ping, was utterly demolished. It seems incredib!e that the loss of life could have been so small as it act ually was. This storm was over in about four minutes and before the stricken people could realize what the matter was, it had passed and left the streets filled with the wreck, mingled with the dead and wounded. Nothing escaped Mills, lumber, domestic utensils, and liv ing creatures were scattered every. where in one awful wreck. It was found after the wind had subsided that the width of the storm was about 1000 feet. The forest through which it passed was uprooted. Not a tree was left standing, but all lay twisted and broken in every conceivable shape The tornado was in the form of a whirlwind and irresistible in its r force. The depot was lifted from its foundation and carried some t distance and set down again, with. out having suffered much damage. g Only three or four houses were ; left standing. INDOOR SAFETY IN A TkLULNDER STORML Mr. Latimer Clark, the eminent electrician, gives the following use. fil hints as to the safest position people can occupy during a thun - der storm: A person reclining on a sofa or bed at a distance from the 't walls of the room scarcely suffer injury, even in a house struck by lightning, but a most absolute se. curity is obtained by lying on en iron or brass bedstead in which the head is surmounted by an iron crec~ d tion supporting the curtains. A person lying or sleeping within such a bedstead could not possibly receive any direct injury from light, n' ing, even if the hou-c were to be it demolished, as his bedstea.d forms he the most complete lightning..pro id tecter which could be well devis ed. ia WELL SAID.-By the N. Y. a- World of the 28th: If one twen an tieth part of t;o uproar and law ,i lessness which have disgraced the go great State of New York and Pen nus sylvania during the-past week had ''- occurred in Virginia and North Ca 'ri roliun we lshonld have had every ok Radical newspaper and every to Radical spouter in the North clam a oring that the "Southern policy" of President Hayes was a disastrous ci failure, and insisting that those d, ancient commonwealths should be lv reduce] to the condition again of or military provinces. New York, r thanks mainly to this much abused ng metropolis, has reasserted her ast ng thority within hei" own borders. ile Pennsylvania is virtually in the ful hands of the Federal army, do and depends mainly upon its in brave soldiers and officers to for the speedy restoration of law m and order. Yet no voice has been of r:ised to ask tht- she shonld be of- nad, a miilitary province. Have .a- the Ilaineus and the Dutlers losC i- failh in their own medicine ? e, W\ hy is a newspaper like a toothuchc ? Bec;ause every one es shoulcld Iave one ol his own, and not be borrowing his neighbor's.