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A DEMOCRATIC PAPER. ---- wseCIALrJoURIAI CITY or BAYOU SARA PUBLIHBED EVERY SATURDAY. S. LAMBERT... PROPRIETOR t I JTO. D'. AIAT.-.... .......... Editor. 5. O. R A d.................Publishes. St. Francivlille, Now. 17, '77 SDrawing paper, tbh dentist's bill. SHrow to psavent bad dreams, don't Soto sleep. W To learn the value of money, try to borrow it. W Thelback of summer has been, bro- I ken by the falL . W The softer the head the harder the 4 work of driving anything into it. W The thoughts of religion taught in childhood keep many a man from crime. Said cue who was meditating melf-murder on sacount of the difficulties gefife, "I know what I would do if I did not believe in a hereafter." Said. John son, "If it were not for the notion of im mortality every rogue would cut a throat to ill his pocket." Crime I. fearful, but we do not know how much worse it would be if there were not certain beliefs to re strain it. Room= FROMTHE COUNTRY PRESS. 1 SI.Richland B.eacon: The resi dence of James Legajtt, near Mid way. was burned 3lrlnday. Loss $1500. ,I! ,CarroH Conseaative: Sun day eveanag there was another jail delivery at this place. Three no torious criminals got away. )l..St. John .Muscacebe: The grinding is delayed by the rainy weather. A planter who.made a run last week reports a yield of 21 bogsheads from '30 acres. 18.. Natchitoebes Vindicator : Notwithstanding the catterpillar and the storm, when you begin to talk crop the farmers are betting ten to one on a bale .of cotton to the acre. UIS..Morehouse Clarion : The trial of Jim McClendon, colored, - for the murder of C. M. Evans in September, 1876, resulted in the jury finding an unqualified verdict of guilty. IS..Franklin Sun: Milton Gray, t4e young man who shot and killed .lfs stepfather, Mr. Owen Tucker, two weeks ago, had a preliminary trial thIirweek and was discharged. .JI1 The desperado Williams, who murdered the stage driver tSreeney in Lincoln parish, was followed several days by a deputy Sheriff, but the officer's money gave out, and the murderer escaped to Texas. J~iOpelousas Courier: Mr. Millard Anderson, eldest son of ex-Senator T. C. Anderson, was thsown from his horse, at his fath er's plantation bear town, and had his collar-bone broken. He is now out of danger. IS.. Catahonla .ANews: Two brothers by the name of Watson, living on the O K place, on the Tensas, got into a difficulty a few days ago, when one drove a hatch et into the other's head fracturing his skull and inflicting a mortal wound. The murderer is in jail. Ii"Mrs. Smith and her daught er .Mary were drowned near Covy ington lately, in a freshet. While the mother was drowning, she called out to 'her husband. "Save my children I" He obeyed 'with the energy of despair, rescuing all the children but Mary, and then tried to save the mother, bnt it was too late.-N. O. Delta. Wiir"Marksville BuUetin : A lit tle colored girl whose parents live in this town, was playing with a younger brother, and was accident ally pushed into the fire, and burn. ed beyond recovery. She died next day.... A deputy Sheriff con veyed four prisoners to the peni tentiary, sentenced as follows; Elijah Greenlow, murder, hard la bor for life: Henry Kraft, man slaughter, five years at hard labor; Jean Baptist and Thomos Rayney, larceny, twelve months each at hard labor. li"East Feliciana Par.-Dem.: Matilda Cook,. a colored women living on Mr. T. B. Bennett's plan tation, locked her two small clhil drea in her house, in which a brisk fire was burning, ani visited a point over a mile distant. An hour or so after her departure, the house was discovered to be on Bfire, and by the time those near at hand arrived, it was one solid sheet of flames. Resone was impossible, and the unfortunate offspriugs of the careless woman were burned to death.,.. Win. Shields, an aged Irishman who served in the cele brated Tiger Rifles during the war, reached Clinton from New Orleans. In a sick and destitute condition. He was kindly cared for, but died four days after hi. arrival. BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT. That at length business is assuming a degree of activity Dever before manifested since 1873, is clearly manifest. If by nothing else, it is shown by the increased call for money, Por two or three years past capitalists have had their mon ey lying unproductive, and bankers have had to go out into the streets and find bor rowers by offering induce ments. The reason was if a man took money out of the bank he did not know what to do with it. There was so lit tle trade that there was little chance of selling goods-ev erybody was economizing and buying as little as possible. What was worse, there was no confidence in the market val ues of merchandize. If Loods were purchased, no one could tell that, before they were all sold, less money would not have to be taken for them than they cost. Therefore people bought only "from hand to mouth." People economized because trade was bad, and their economizing, by decreas ing the amount of sales, made trade worse. Public poverty made everybody anxious to buy cheap, but they dare not buy much this month for fear that next month goods would be cheaper still. And they got cheaper, and the ".-hrink age of value" prevented mer chants making as much on their goods as they gave for them, and they became bankrupt. Bankrupt stocks thrown on the market caused further shrink age of value, and bankrupt cies prevented any revival of public confidence. Such has been the course of mercantile events since the last great commercial panic, but that course is at length arrested. To'day money is taken out of the banks so liberally that instead of hunting up borrow ers wherever they can find them-the banks are now re fusing loans outside their own customers. Merchants take money out of bank now who a little while ago let it lie there undisturbed, because now, if they buy goods, there is a rea sonable chance that they will be worth more, by the time they are all sold. out, than they were when they were bought. In proportion as this state of things exists, in pro portion as business men make a profit on their transactions, trade will continue to improve. The duration of the -improve ment, however, depends upon the continuance of public con fidence. Let that be impaired and the little gleam of pros perity that just now lights up the yrospect will disappear. This is why the proceedings of congress are. just now, watched with extraordinary in terest. Trade is improving; if changes of a financial or com mercial character are made, will that improvement contin ue? The action of Congre-s may throw a new element among the conditions affecting trade; the question asked is, shall we flourish as well with the new element as we are do. ing without it? In this way a certain amount of doubt and uncertainty is thrown among the more favorable influences that affect business, and, if doubt spread, the improve ment under which we are re joicing will disappear, and we must still suffer from "bad times.-Memphis Appeal. 12'Good thoughts are like sunbeams. They are purifying, warming and life giving. Without them a mind of necese sity becomes shriveled, debased and dis torted. Whenthe imagination is lost, it becomes the saddest of wrecks. But a good thought, even though there bIe but one, is like a lump of leaven to him who possesses it; and if it be kept warm by a dlesire for better things, it will exert its wholesome influence upon the whole mass of thought. Good thoughts come out from the majestic glory of heaven. They are scintilations from the divine mind sparks to light the human torch. Down tbhrough the long ages they have flashed, and still are being passed on, and are sDparkling with brilliancy in lands so lately dark. "THOUGH DEAD, I HAVE NEVER DIED." Adapted from the original and dedica ted to the mpmory of the late Mrs. Those. E. Ogden, Jr., by ALGO RNON. "Nathalie is dead " they said to him. "Come away; KIiss her and leave her; thy love is clay I" They smoothed her tresses of light brown hair; On her forehead of stone they laid it fair; Over her eyes that glazed too much, They drew the lids with a gentle touch; With a tender touch they closed up well The sweet, thin lips that had secrets to tell; About her brows and beautiful face They tied her veil and her marriage lace, And drew on her white feet her white silk shoes; Which were the whitest an eye could choose! And over her bosomi they crossed her hands "Come away," they said, "God under stands f" And there was silence, and nothing there But silence, and scents of eglantere, And jasmine, and roses, and rosemary, And they said, "As a lady should lie, lies she." And they held their breath as they left the room With a shudder, to glance at its stillness and gloom. But he who loved her too well to dread The sweet, the stately and beautiful dead, He lit his lamp and took the key And turned it. Alone again-he and she. He and she; but she would not speak, Though he kissed, in the old place, the quiet cheek. He and she; yet she would not smile, Though he called her the name she loved erewhile. He and she; still she did not move To any one passionate whisper of love. Then he said, "Cold lips, and breast with out breath ? Is there no voice t no language of death ? "Dumb to the ear and still to the sense, But to heart and to soul distinct, intense ! "See now; I will listen with soul, not ear; What was the secret of dyinig, dear 1 "Was it the infinite wonder of all That you ever could let life's flower fall 3 "Or was it a greater marvel to feel The perfect calm o'er the agony steal T "Was the miracle greater to find how deep, Beyond all dreams, sank downward..tbat sleep t "Did life roll back its record, dear, And show, as they say it does, past things clear f "And was it the inno:most heart of the bliss To find out s, what a wisdom love is "O, perfect dead ! O, dead most dear, I hold the breath of my soul to hear I ,'I listen, as deep as to horriblj hell, As high as to heaven, and you do not tell I "There must be pleasure in dying, sweet, To make you so placid from head to feet i "I would tell you, darling, if I were dead, And 'twere your hot tears upon my brow shed. "I would say, though the angel of death had laid His sword on my lips to keep it unsaid. "You should not ask vainly, rith stream ing eyes, Which of all death's was the chiefest sur prise. "The very strangest and suddenest thling Of all the surprise that dying must bring" Ah, foolish world ! Oh, most kind dead t Though he told me, who will believe it was said " Who will believe what he heard her say. With the sweet, soft voice, in the dear old way : •*The utmost wonder is this--I hear, And see you and love you, and kiss you, dear; "And am your angel, who was your bride, And know, that though dead I have nev er died." LOUISIANA. [New York Sun.] By the actidu of the Committee on Privileges and Elections, the whole Lou isiana case may be said to be reopened and remitted to an uncertain day. That this course would be taken was easy to foresee from Ihe political composition of the committee, and from the circum stances that have arisen since the ad journment of the Senate in March, when Mr. Morton's report in favor ot Kellogg was really postponed at Hayo's request, and to remove an impediment from t'e way of what is called his policy. Thle majority of thie Suenale have come together in a very different frame of mind from that which existed seven mionths ago. They were dissatisfied in March with the construction of the Cabinet, and with the indications of Haye's design to abandon the Republican position. Now they are in open revolt and in themain defiant to-ward the Fraudulelt Adminis tratiou. The external forms cf inter course that are maint:iined between some of the Republicans of the Senate and tthe White House, are mostly ceremonious. Others do not go near it at all, and the breach widens every day. It is natural that thie Republicans should cling tenaciously to their depart ing mluajority in the Scu~atc, and avail Ihemselves of all technical advantages to fortify their existing strength. In a similiar position, the Democrats would adopt the like tactics. No party is vir taous enough to sacritle power while it can be maintained with any show of plausibility. Therefore, the Democratic claimants to the two seats from Louisi ana are not likely to occupy them for some time to come, if at all under their present commissions. The opposition to the admission of Spofford and Eustis proceeds as much from hostility to Hayes as from any other cause. :le is charged with tho responsi bility of electing Spofford by destroying the Packard Legislatnre. Eustis was chosen by what is familiarly known as the Wheeler Legislature, though a defect is alleged in his case, as in that of Kel logg, namel ., the absence of a quorum in one branch of the Legislature when the joint meeting took place to elect a Senator. Nothing would be gained; politically by the rejectio*. of Enstis, because the Governor in that event would reappoint him or name another Democrat. But something may be gained by keeping his claim suspended, and thus excluding a vote which might become important in the narrow margin that separates the t"o parties. The authority to send for persons and papers, which the Senate conferred upon this committee, opens the door to a controversy which may be prolonged at the discretion of the major ity, and is not likely to close until they have made the most of their opportuni ty. IS NOT THIS ENOUGHT Natchitoches Vindicator. 'There has always been in Louis\ iana a certain class of people who generally set to the front as lead ere in quiet times, on the chat acter of extreme moderation, and to it, Louisiana owes no little of her ills to-day. These people are utterly naton ished that Ml. Spofford shou'd have b en refused his svat ; that the Radicals of the Senate "have for Cotten or cast aside oal considera troe, of duty to the country ;" have 'urretrdered themselves to a settled purpose to retails a majority at all hazards" in the senate of the Unit ed States. Even after the delight ful summer campaign, of laudation, gush, and bruss hand hilarity over Mr. Hayes'Southern policy; even after havinz discovered that sever al "high-umindetd, fair -and honest (sic) Republicans'" ould certainly vote :to-at Spefford, and '"pel hals Mr. Eustis' when Congrc.es assem b'ed the wisd. I of the 'solid, old est and best,' shown in the fact of the Republicans doing exactly the reverse of what they a xpected them to do, and doing exactly what the 'viohlents' 'said they would do all the time. 1W grow sick and loose patience when tt,ese lellows ric to t!,e sur face, and they u-unldly do so in Loci-ianaiu when the enenyv has seanlm.e, ed out of sight, and begin their ecc'esiastical cant: and it makes us despair of g.tcd govern ment to see them dancing wiih the bear in perfect indifference to their parltner. be Democracy of the Union is full of this 'ponderous' lender-hip, these slipped generals, but it is reserved for Louisiana to have more sold j ickassiem in the front to thle s..pare yard than any State in the Union. JOS. KRAIN j ESPECTFULLY announces to the citizens of East and West Fcliciaua and Pointe Coupee, that lie has from 31st of October last, witlhdrawu from the firm of Moses Mann, and has no more connec tion whatever with this firm or any other firm, of which all parties interested will please take special notice. He has opened on his own account, at the foot of the hill, in. Farrelly's building, next to the Post Office, where he may be found at all times' with a brand new stock of goods; and not goods that have been carried over from last year. He keeps from the coarsest to the very finest of goods, a rough liuck Gauntlet to a filne French Jouvin kid; firomn the stripe to the very finest of Cashmeres, in fract every tlhing appertaining to a well conducted and choicly selected stock of goods. As for cheapness, all he asks is a trial, ind hie is sanguine that none wouldl leave his store dissatisfied. All country pronduce, such as cotton, wool, hidues and inoss put chased. Highest prices paid. Nov.10,'77.--1y. How it is Done.-The first object in life with the American people is to 'get rich;" the second, how to regain good health. Thie first can be obtained by energy, honesty and saving; the so cond, (good health,) by using GREEN's AvUGUST F'r.owERn. Should yon be a des pondent suftercr from any of the effects of Dyspepasin, Liver Complaint, indiges tion,, &c., such as Sick Headache, Palpi tatioln of the Heart, Sour Stomach, Habi tual costiveness, dizziness of the head, niervous prostration, low spirits. &c., you need not suitfer another daly. Two doses of AUGUST FL.OWIER will relieve you at once. Sample Bottles 10 cents. Regular size 75 cents. Astonishing succe.s~a.--It is the duty of ever3 person who has used Bos CIIEE'S GERMAN SYRUP to let its wonder ul qualities be known to their frienas in curinlg Consumptioln, severe Coughs, Croup, Asthma, Pneumonia,, and in fact all throat and uIng diseases. No person can use it without imnmediate relief. Threedoses will relieve any case, and we consider it the duty of all Druggists to reconmmend it to thie poor dying con sumptive, at least to try one bottle, as 40,000 dozen bottles were sold last year, and no one case where it failed was re ported. Such a medicine as the German Syrup cannot be too widely kinown. Ask your druggist about it. Saimpleh bottles to try sold at 10 cents. HRegular size 75 cents. For sale by all druggists. Judicalll Advertiselments. SHERIFF'S SALE. State of Louisiana, Parish of West Fe Irciana Parish Court, number 13330, tate of Lonusiana, Ex. Rel F. M. Mumford Tax Collector vs. W. W. Warner. By virtue of and in obedience to a writ of Fi. Fa. issued in the above styled suit from said Honorable Court and to me di rected, I have seized and taken into my possession and will oflbr for sale in front of the Court House in St. Francisville on Saturday the 17th day of November A. D. 1877, at the hour of 11 o'clock a. m. of said day, this being the third Saturday of said month, the following described property, to.wit: One box house, 18x35 feet, containing three rooms with a front gallery, situated at Laurel !lill, in the Parish of West Fe liciana. Terms of sale Cash, with the benefit of appraisement. JNO. J. BARROW, Sheriff. SUCCESSION SALE.-In the matter of the succession of Frederick Serf, de ceased.-l'arish Court No. 193. By virtue of and in ol.edie~ce to a commission to me directed, and issued from the Honorable Parish Court, in the beove entitled succession, I will offer for eale to the highest bidder, on the prem ises, in the town of Bayou Sara, on Thurs day the 22d day of November, 1877, at 11 o'clock a. m. of said day, the following described property belonging to and de pending iupon said succession : Lot nunmber two hundred and forty, (240,) in square 'unmber tn enty-one (21,) together with all the buildings andiam plovements thereon, situated in the town of Baygu Sara, parish of west Feliciana; also one lot of household and kitchen furniture, beds, bedding, etc. Terms of sale-Cash. JNo. J. BARnow, Oct. 20, '77. Sheriff. SHERIFF'S SALE. The State of Louisiana, parish of West Feliciana, No. 1906 Norich & Fiorello vs Mrs. 1i. Goodman, Parish Court of East Feliciana parish. By virtue of and in obedience to a writ of Fi. Fa. issued in the above styled suit from the Honorable Parish Court of East Feliciana, and to me directed, I have seized acmid will offer for sale to the high est bidder at the Court House of this par ish on SATURDAY, the 1st (lay of De comber, 1877, at the hourof eleven o'clock a. in. of said day, the following described property to-wit: One no top buggy. Terims of sale cash with benefit of ap praiseument. JNO. J. BARROW, Nov. 17 '77. Sheriff CO\ HA I) BOCK EL. Sun Street, Bayou Snra, La., Dealer in Fancy and Staple I)ry Goods. Lndies' Dress good', White Goods, House keep ers' Articles Clothinr, Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes, Ilosiery. Cutlery, 'T'oi let Arti cles. Notions, Fancy and Family Gro ceries, Provisions, Western Produce. Grain, Bagging and ''ics and a full line of Plan'ation Iupp!ies, Hard ware, Glass ware, etc. etc. Alsc an Extensive and varied assort ment of everything in the line of Saddlery and Harness. ii'i Highest market price paid for cotton. JULIUS FREYIIAN & CO., Forks of the Road, St. Francisville, La. Proprietors stetnts Coton. Gin AND lWholesale and Retail Dealers in Ladies dress goods, general dry goods, gents' furnishing goods, clothing, bouts, shoes, hats, groceries, provisions, hay, corn,oats, agricultural impllements, bag ging and ties, and a general assortment of hardware, china and glass ware. L-- Highest market price paid for cot ton, wool and hides lHE MORNING STAR AND CATHO LIC' MESSENGER. EoiT.ABLISHED FEB. 6, 1868. Is issued every Sunday ay the Catholic Publishing Co. of which the Most Rev. N, J. Perche is President. The STAR is a first class weekly news paper devoted to the publication of art icles on Religious, Literary anid Scientific suljects. Its columns will be fiound to contain editorials on the leading events of the day, as well as choice miscelan eous reading mnatter, carefully selected serial stories and a summary of the more important telegrams of the week, making it a welcome visitor in every family. Send for a sample copy. Subscription $3 00 per annum. Office 11, Poydras street, New Orleans, Lousiana. THOS. G. RAPIER, Manager G. B. & E. E'OC. HS. DIEALES IN •MO '.U.fE.AT./L WORK, W E ARE NOW prenared tofurnish all kinds of Grave Work and Iron Railing at reduced prices. Parties ad dressilng us at Bayou Sara, or at Williamm II, Pilpr's, Baton Rouge, wewill call anid see with our designs, of which we have a large variety. SOct. 13 '77-6m CENTENARY COLLEGE, JACKSONs ILOUISTANA. W ILL RESUME its exercises on the 1st IMonday in Oetobor next with a competent corps of Profeseors. All the branches of preparatory anid comunercial schools and first class colleges success fuully taught. Tuition in preparatory school 645, am.d in college classes $65 per. session "of forty weeks. Boardimnm in Steward's Hall $10 per month, an. in pr'vate fn lies at corrOspondingtily lo rates. For particulars and a catalogue address, C..G. ANlI)RE Wc, Autg.lfl.'u. l'resideat. MAX FI5CHEZR. AUUsT S, W. Coerner et Pro*t . treets. BAYOUITA AAgA. SAVE CONSTANTLY inate for5 at prices conformable with i times, full and complete lines of t goods, Ladies Dres Goods, 8Ro. er's articles, and a general assot. fancy and staple dry goods; Victoria Lawns, Nainsooks, Swiss Mulls, Piques, Bish, op LawuPs, Linen Lawn' Dress Linens, Moei ques, Grena dines, Organdy Muslins, French Percales, Jrish Lin. ens, Bobbinet Bars, Laces and Cartyir ty. U brl Parasols, large vgi ty. Umbrel las, assorted styles and qualities. Cali cos, Bleached Cotton, Cambrics, Sheetingb Childrens Casuifa " Gents Casuimeree, Cottonades, Jeans, Denims, Tick - ings by the yard or piee.. We invite an inspection of our Ie assortment of Ladies, Childrena, 14 and Boys Hosiery, and Kid Gloves, Ui Thread, Gauntlets, Ties, lhibben,, l1 broideries Laces, Ruchings, Corssts,l dies Ready-made Under wear, etc, pa fumery, Toilet, Articles, and notiones J'e have on hand also, a fresh adl W selected, stock of Clothing, Boots, 1aL ilats and Caps and a general asserte of gentlemens under-wear andfarsr-i goods. Dealers in Fancy and Staple guicui Provisions, western Prodnee aNi Plantation upplies. Agents for the renowned Blnger Sewiag Machine and its various attachments. SPI'ECIAL NOTICE.-We arie ti ers of the outstanding claims and i ednesses due to the late firm of Fischer & Co. The Citizens of East Felieiana, P Coupes, and Wilknson Coemy, will find it to their interest and ad age to open up a trade with ns. All ders from abroad promptly, and care filled. Cf Highest market price paid fe tona ESTABLISHED 1869. A TTOIBN EYy-A T-LAW, No. 5a29 Seventh St., Washington, . Patents and Invrestor. We procure Letters Patent onela tions. No attorney fees i adranes i plicatiois for patents in the U States. No charges niless the granted. No fees ftr making pre l examlilnatiolls. No additional rS:r tziinin andl conducting a he Spelcial attention given to inter cases before the Patent Office, sions before Congress, infringemecn il ditherent States, andl all litigatie lpertaining to inventors or patents also procure patents in Canada foreign countries, Send stanmp phlet giving full instrnctions and Unitcd States Courts asd Dlepas'rfA Claims prosecuted intheSe of the United States, Court of and all classes of war lains, Executive Departments. Arrears of Pay a* iBasg. Officers. soldiers and sailors s the war, or their heirs, are in nmany eaa titled to money from the Govern wLich they have no knowledge. full history of service, and state of pay and bounty received. stamp, and a fell reply aftereexami vill be given you without charge. Pensious. All offBeers, soldiers and saile present disabled, however slily, wounds, rupture or other n diseases received or contracted t line of duty in the late war, cin a pension. Many now dra\wingl are entitled toinesease. United States Geaera Laad O1. Contested land cases, private claims, Mining preemption, 5s5. stead cases presented libefore the 0 Land Oftfee and Department o. Land IYarrants. We pay cash for bounty I l5l rants, and a'iitional homesteM We invite correspondence wrth s ties having any for sale, and gieW explicit instructions where are imperfect. We conduct our bnsiness so Iureans, having therein the able and expereneesd lawyer sud and give our elmeest personal a to every important paper Pre each ease. Promptest attent1o securedl to all business entrus - As we charge no fee unless stamps for return postage sh0ogd Liberal arrangements made wit neys in tal classes of busiaes. R. S. & A. P. Laeey. Attor*i· Washingt4o, WE REFERI 10 IHon. M. G. Emory President , Bank, Washin, tonD. C.; C. E. Esq,, Cashier Germnan Amerwea Bank, Washington,D. Dewey, Pres. Har. .at-. Ohio; Hon. H. Waldron Vice Natl. Bank, Hillsdale. kich.;- J na, Esq., Cashier City Natl. ver, Col,; J. D. Kuox, et*, Topeka, Kansas. Oct. 13, '77.