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.;:2. ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA., MARHCH 16, 1878. NO. ,8
L Cltlinton i~ldnan.
L at Law,
Y . & COUNSELOR AT LA ,v,
21 in the Courts of East and
rruerzle¥ at CLaW,
1 aClinton, Louisiana.
S tice in the Courts of the 5th
S*.I. Ang.2'76.-- y
ttrne¥y at Law,
ctice in the Parishes of West
elicia. and Points Co11eune.
7 ATTORNEY AT LAW,
tice in the courts of Easnt and
CulSci and tile Supreme Court of
Atoeryr at LAw,
. Francisville. Louisiana.
ctice in thue Parlishcs of West
Feliciana, and Pointe Coupee.
RNEY AT LA N,
o the North side of the public
PLE JR. JOS. 1. (OILSAN.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
St. IF'r:ancisville Ln.,
practice ill tlhe Collrts of W.est
sanlll P'ointo Conllpec.
CKLII.E. C. L.. I'ISHER
KLIFFE & FISIHIER,
Attorneys at L-tw.
St. Francisvillc, Ln.
practie in the Courts of WVest
_t Feliciana. Pointo Copee and11111
YSICIAN AND SURGEON,
aIyolu Sar/, Louisiaun,
DIr. E. Green Davis oflers
his er\vice.I( t he l"euple of
rt~his anld .tdjohining Parishes.
,Irladdri,,.I.4d to him. it his lresi
ill rec1.i v ', 1ron tlmjt at tllilt 1nin.
ITRIY! DENTIS'TRY !!
I will attCld Ic ll nilis on
the Co:lst, tfrole SN;tcthez to
TNeW Orl:ansln.; lso the Iack
wheIn 4lccaesIablhle. with Ia buggy.
4s wishinig llmy slrvic(s, can rI'o
4samne by addressillg mn,, at llmy
.D STOCKING, D. D. S.,
St. Franeisville., La
Sun Street, Bayou Sara, La.,
Goods, Groceries, Confections, To
Wines and Liquors.
r4er of Camp and Conaolo streets,
New OrIleans. lna.
MFORD & WATSON.
PROP t RIE T ORS .
RlD,-Two dollars and fifty
Bayou Sara, Louisiana,
LESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
eries Provisiusn, Western
45ce amid General Plan
BAYOU SARA. LA.
can be procured by the day, week
ath, and at reasonable rates. In
re as in the past, the table will
pplied with tho very best fare the
It affords. Elegant and well fur
romels. Accommodating servants
tly in attendance. Patronage so
and satisfaction guaranteed.
WARBER SHOP AND IHAIR
)Nite M. & A. Fischer, Front Levee
SSara, Lo uisiana. Sept. 1, '77
hI te $eintinl ofice,
St. Frat'etvar t La.
[At L. Vresinsky's old stand,]
Bayou Sara, La.,
'AHIOTNABLE BOOT & SHOE MAKER
Respectfully solicits a share of the pub
ie patronage and guarantees satisfaction
J OSEPH VACARO,
Cnrpenter and Undertaker,
Will give prompt attention to all busi
ness in his line in this andadjoiding Par
ishes* june 28 '76.-1
SWasT FLIxctIANA, Jnneo16, 1877.
To parties living in West Feliciana
who shall at any time desire my profes
slonal services I would respectfully an
nounce, that they have but to address
me at St. Cladde, Waterloo, in care of
Messrs. Edwin Vigue, or R. Pourciaux.
All calls from the citizens of this Par
ish so addressed will receive prompt at
tention and response.
P. G. A. KAUFMANN, M D..
pICARD & WEIL,
Bayou Sara, La.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers an
?ANCY DRY GOOD-,
GROCERIE. AND PLANTATION SUP
'lHiighest market price paid for cot
T HE one stors building on the old
Slhiteman property, in Bayou $ar..,
ruitable for store house or cabins. Pnr
iaser to remove building within a lite
fled time. Can be hald at a bhlrgain.
Apply to E. W. WHITEMAN.
Magazine St., between Gravier and
GrEN. CiAs. Ei. SMEDES Pro.
In Olfre--Jus. R. Leake, W. S. Bell.
IR. M. Leake.
Termas Only 1[2 50 per Day!
The undersigned having lprclhased the
I,(ex.pired lease of Messrs. I. E. Rivers
& Co., in the above hotel, is now ill pos
Nsnsioii of the same, and hasl the pleasure
otlcaiioiineiug to his friends and the pnhll
lie that it will he kept open the entire
sullmer for regular aui transient guests
and day boarders on
I IRERAL Tj RM.S.
No pains or Oxpense will Ie spa:red to
inslre tlhe comfort of his guests.
TL'le hotel will be entirely renovated,
refited and refurtlished during the sum
CUIAS. E. SMEDES,
every townii in the
Sout'h forthe cel
S- " MACHINES..
The easiest learned, lightest running
most durable and popular machine madle
Received the highest award at the Cen
Special inducements offered. Address,
Weed Sewing Macehine Co.,
No. 162 Canal Street,
New Orleans, La.
Jane 1, '77.-lyear.
0T O. & BAYOU SARA U. S. MAIL
The superb passenger
J. J. rowwN.........................Master.
S. S. STECK.................. Clerk.
Leaves Bayou Sara for New Orleans
every Jiednesday after the arrival of the
cars from Woodville, andevery saturday.
at 7, p. inm. Returning, leaves New Or
leans every Monday alid Friday, at 5, p.m
AND THE STEAMER
Leaves Bayou Sara every Monday after
the arrival of the cars from .Voodville,
and every Thursday at 7 p. m. Return
ing, leaves New Orleans every Wednes
day and Saturday at 5 p. n.
JOHN F. IRiVINE, Agent
0ONRA D BOCK EL.
Sun Street, Bayou Snra, La.,
Dealer in Fancy and Staple Dry
Goods. Ladies' Dress goods,
White Goods, House keep
ers' Articles Clothin_,
Bats. Cars. Boots and
let A rti
Notions, Fancy and Family Gro
Grain. Bageping and
Ties and a full line or
Plantation ,upp ie', Hard
w.re Glass ware, etc. etc. Also
an Extensive and varied assort
ment of everything in the line of
'addlery and Harness.
g* Highest market price paid
A DEMOCRATIC PAPER.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL uF WEST FELICIA.A
OFFICIAL JOUIINAL CITY OF BAYOU $ARA
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY.
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JNO. D. AUSTEN..............Editor.
St Franelsville, Mar.. 16.'78.
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Personalities charged at transient adver
Toe abore scale of rates mucst be the basis
of all contracts with adrertising agents.
Obituaries, tributes cf respect, resolutions
etc., charged as atrertisemaenut
"lie dies to-day," siaid the heartless judgo,
Whilst he sate hint down to the feast,
And a smuil was upon his ashy lip
As he uttered a ribaldjest;
For a demon dwelt where his heart
That lived upon blood and sin.
And oft as the vile judge gave him food
The demon throbbed within.
"He dies to-dny," said:the goaler grim,
Whilst a tear was in his eye :
Blutwbhyshonll . I feel so grieved for
Sure. I've seen many die !
Last night I went to his stony cell,
With the scanty prison rare
IIe was sitting at a ta le: rude,
Plaiting a lock of hair !
And he looked so mild, with his p:tle, pale
And he spoke in so kind a way,
That my old breast heaved with a
And I knew not what to say !"
'"He dies to-day," thought a fair, sweet
She lacked the life to speak,
For sorrow had almost frozen her blood,
And white were her lip and cheek
Despair had drank her last wild tear,
And her brow was danlp and chill,
And they often telt at her heart with
For its ebb was all but still.
THE PROPOSED DOLLAR.
WHAT DR. LINDERtIAN IIAS TO SAY
The three Mints of the United States,
lie said, at Philadelphia, San Francisco
and Carson City ould probably be able
to turn out $1,000,000 in the new coins
during the first month after the passage
of the bill; that in the second month the
nnumber of dollars coined would be in
creased to $2,000,000, while thereafter a
mximnum rate of coimnge of $30,000,000 a
month would probably be reached. Du
ring the first year 30,000,000 of the new
dollars could be coined. The necessary
amount of gold coinage would be contin
ued, and the sunbsidiary silver coins would
be also turned out rapidly as hitherto.
B9tween $5,000.000 and $6,000,000 in sub
sidiary silver coins are still to be produc
ed under the order issued by the Secreta
ry of the Treasury during Presidcnt
Grant's administration:. Two designs
have already been made for the ninety
two-cent dollar. Both are very pretty
and the lofew coins that have been struck
in the mints for the benefit of the
Congressional committees are ex
ceedingly attractive in appearance.
The obverse of one of the designs, which,
with a few alterations, wil probably be
accepted if the Bland bill finally be
comes a law, has a beautiful head of Lib
erty, a firm and expressive profile with
luxuriant, hair, cro nod with the tradi
tional cap and coronet, with shafts of
wheat. Above the head is the motto "E
Plnrihus Unum." Below is the date,.
"1878." On the reverse are an eagle
with uplifted wings, two stars, in a semi
circle the words "United States of Anmer
ica," and beneath, them the pious mot
to, "In God We Trust," while below the
eagle is stamped "One Dollar." The otlh
er design is similar, but less artistic.
The mints, if the Bland bill becomes a
law, will still produce :rado dollars for
the Chinese trade.
THE EXTRA SESSION.
.[N. O. Deucperat.]
The proclamgrtion of thp Governor con
vening the Legislature in extra session
will not lbe received at first by the peo
ple with fpvor, lint we believe thre Ex
eoutlive has ected with great wisdom in
takiug this step.
The sixty days of the regular. session
expired at.12o'clock last night, with lit
tie of the needed legisftation ' ancomplish
ed. Indeed, wor4 the Legislature to
dissolve now the gravest eonsequences
would befall the State apd the Democrqt
Ic party. We shoulod be left with nrone of
that real reform legislation which the
publie interests so much 4lematedj and
this would be,, considering the situation,
a great calamity to the State. For the
meagre results of so marry professions
anal so many pledges ; for the disapoiut
ment of so many hopelr, and almost the
absolute failure of so long and heroic a
struggle on the pant of the people, the
Democratic party would be held respon
sible; this would be a heavior load than
we could well carry, and if required to
shoulder it we might well, anticipate a
great and dangerous disaffection in our
ranks in the approachmrn canvass.
We ate gratified, therefore, at the ac
tion of the Governor in calling an extra
session. If we really believed that the
Democrats in the Legislature were res
ponsible for the failure of the regular
session, we should think it better and
wiser to permit the body to adjourn and
return home without further expense to
the State. But it is not true that the
whole or the greater part of the res
possibility rests upon the Democrats.
There has been unfortunately a woeful
lack of unanimity and agressiveness
amongst them. But the Radicals have
been chiefly instrumental in thwarting
the work of the session.
The House of Represntatives is very
ecvenly diyided, and the Radicals, under
the astute leadership of Warmoth, rein
forced by P. few lottery mnembers, have
used their large power to defeat every
wise and proper measure. The single
purpose of Warmoth, out of the most
consumnnate tricksters in Southern poli
ties, has been to bring a legislature con
taining a majority of Democrats into ridi
cnle and odium, by thwarting the ma
jority in attempting to carry out every
pledge of refrmn they have mtade. There
is abler and better leadership among the
DI)eecratic umembers, but their wairnt
of unity and expericnce hals contributed
a:nrgely to the success of WVarrloth's
shrewd and dishonest scheme.
The past sixty (days, we believe, with
their attendant fiihlures and humiliations,
have inspired the real Democrats in both
houses with a determined purpose to en
act some beneficial mleraslres and also
tended to unite and consolidate their
power. If, therefore, the proper me:ars
measures for consideration are taken hold
of we are hopeful that the extra session
will adjourn amidst the plaudits of the
people, instead of the roproaches which
were heaped upon the closing days of the
If our Democratic friends will not doom
us impertinent. we would suggest that a
strict caucus be organized ; that the
most important bills be discussed there;
that the most skillful parliramentariaus
be put in the lead, and that, when they
meet :n session, every man abide by the
decision of the caucus and force the re
form bills to an issue by the most vig
orous and summary proceedings. The
diliatory tactics of the Republicans
should niot be permitted to interfere with
the great work which ought to be done
in the next few days ; the tricks of War
moth should not be permitted to th ,vart
the measures required for the relief of
this long-suffering State. Let the
speeches on the Democratic side be made
and the differences of opinion among the
reformers healed in the caucus, and the
voting promptly done in session. The
Democratic members must bear in mind
that the fate or the Democratic party in
the next canvass and from their stand
point, the good of Louisiana, depend ou
t.e record they may make in the next
fifteen days. The failure and humilia
tion or the last sixt3 days mnust be re
deemed by vigilenrt, brilliant anrd thor
oughly reform legislationr in the extra
session. Warmothl fully realizes this
fact, iand lIhe will miove Iheaven and earth
to defeat or delay every reform i:easure
that comes rup; andr he has a following
sufficient to accolunlish hIis end, irnless
the strictest dicipline be observed in tirhe
Democratic ranks. Hadl the legislature
adjourned last night he anrd the othler
Radical chiefs, in fact every man who
wishes harm to the )eumpceratic party,
would have been greatly rejoicedr!. The
cxtnr session is their defeat. Let the
Democrats see to it that they do nriot con
vert that defeat into another ard to
them more glorious victory.
(N. O. Picaynne.)
By the proclamation of the Governor,
which appears in this mnoruing's Pica
yune, it will be seen that thereisto be an
extra session of the General Assenmluy.
Sixty days, it appears, did hot surffice for
the no essary business of legislation.
Why that time was not long enough is
a propcr su5bjcct olf inquiry : annhl inquiry
might show that the session was exhaus
ted in the frivolous discussion of imprac
ticable prdjects and unimportant ques
tions. It certainly will not add to the
credit of this legislature that, at the end
of its session, it has failed to act on eiglt
of the most important topics that could
come under its consideration. The con
sequepce is that the State is subjected to
an extraexpense which ought to be avoid
ed, and which 'gill, therefore, lie the
Of the necessity .of the extra see
sion there can be no,qq 9fion. The liv
:ernor could not avoid calling it. But it
is scarcely evident that'iftieen days are
necessary for the completipon of the un
finished businqss. There does not seemn
to be any good reason why the required
laws could not be eantted within five
days. If the memners have any regard
for public opinion they will Iit least
try to bring their work to a conclusion
within the time.
The snbjects of legislation indicated by
the Governor in his proclamation are ap
propriation, revenue, registration and
election, levees, Penitentiary, floating
debt, city charter and militia. It is to be
hoped that they will be brought forward
and acted upon without unnecessary de
MORE OF JOhN SIhERMAN'S SE
WASHzNGroONt, March 2.-While Judge
Leonard was still smarting under the
desertion of Packard by Hayes, he told
the following story :
Just before the count in that State,
and while the visiting statesmen were
there, he was in a room in a New Or
leans hotel with John Sherman. Wells
and Anderson were there or.at least oide
of them. While there, and in the pres
ence of Leonard, Sherman said that
everything rested with the Returning
Board, and the Returning Board must do
what was right. Then t~e impressed
on them the calamity which must fall
upon the negroes, the Southern Repub
licans, and the country if the Tilden
electors should be returned. As he
warmoedto the subject, tears streamed
from Sherman's eyes. He said emphati
cally that it all rested with them, and if
they needed any protection, they could
have not only the United States army,
but fifty thousand m'ilitiamen from Iowa
Afterward, about the timl, it was de
tcmauined by the friends of Hayes to de
sert Packard, Judge Leonard went to
Washington. To John Sherman he ex
pressed surprise at the dosertion. Sher
man remarked that the times were
changed and that it was no longer expe
ltent or possib!e to uphold the bouthern
Republicans with the United States
troops. In reply, Leonard reminded
Sherman of what he had said in New Or
leans in regard to the possible employ
ment of the United States troops and
State militiamen to sustain a Republi
can --National Administration, for the
safety of the negroes and the Southern
Republicans. In the course of the con
versation Leonard said : "Mr. Sherman,
you are an old man and I am a young
mobn, and I may be mistaken; but either
what you said in New Orleans was wrong,
or what you say now is wrong."-Newt
BEFORE THE FUNERAL A WED
The funeral service of :he late Sylves
ter Hondlow, the well known real estate
broker, were held yesterday afternoon in
the church of the Holy Trinity, in Clin
tot stree:, Brooklyn. -An hour before the
funeral, the Rev. Charles Hall visited
the residence of Mr. Hondlow, where the
body lay, to perform the ceremony of the
marriage of Miss ilinuie Hondlow, the
dead broker's daughter, to the Rev. Wil
liam P. Short, the assistant rector of
Holy Trinity Church. Only members
of the family and a few friends were ad
mitted to the service. The couple had
been engaged a long time, and as Mr.
Hondlow's death left his wite and five
daughters without a protector, the fami
ly consented to the marriage at that
time, the day having been previously
fixed for the wedding.
The bride was dressed in mourning,
and with her husband followed tlhe
body to the church. At the request of
the fiamily no flowe\rs were sent to decor
ate the coftlin. The lnrial service of the
Episcopal chulrch was re.d, and the Re-v.
D)r. CIharles hull spoINke feelingly of the
life and services of Mr. Hondlow 1t the
city, and his usefulness iii the church.
•Many( distinguished residcents attended
the services.-- '. Y. Sin, Feb. 23.
EP~ Speaking of the State capital mov
ing, the hlostonll Post lsays :"Thie selection
of New Orleans for Louisiana: stands in
aboutthe same relation to the conve
nienee and general interests-of the State
that the selection of Boston had to Mas
sachusetts, andl no one but a vissot ary or
a fool would think of making any other
city the capital of our Commonwealth.
New Orleans is the metropolis of tils
southwest and exceptionally well situa
ted to accommnodate pllublic busiuess, and
to make anothller change -ow -wouldbe to
spend consideralblo money foir a change
to the worse.
TRi CONVICTION OF ANDERSON
A dishonest effort has been made by thia
friends of the administratioin to make it
appear that the conviction of the forger
er and purjurer Anderson Is a part of thd
programme which has been concocted to
oust Hayes from the Presidency. This
is a vile slander upon the Democratic
party: The conviction of the Louisiana
returninghboard rascals will not impair
the legal title of Hayes to the Presiden
cy. No one desires to agaitato this
question. Hayes has been inaugratoed
President, and will not be disturbed un
til his four years expire. Anderson was
liEbr ltj t4o e, iJn vies of the great
crime he had committed. It dill not do
to talk about his conviction originating
in disloyalty and rebel persecutions, fof
a northern judge, who went with Gene
ral Benjamin F. Butler to kbw Orleans,
and followed the fortunes of the Union
army, has found General Anderson gull.
ty, under the law and the facts, of a
great crime against honesty and thd
cause of republican government. He
tells the criminal that he was fairly tried
i-ud convicted, upon good and sufficient
evidence, and that punishment is justly
deserved. And yet, with all the mo
mentous consequences depending upon
the preservation of the purity of the bal
lot-box and the law of elections, there
are those in high position who insist that
Anderson and his assdciates should be
permitted to escape the penaity of the
law. The sentence of Anderson is len
ient when measured against the magni-u
tade of the offence committed, for it is a
crime which gathers blackness according
as the consequences multiply or increase,
and Mr. Anderson's bffi'es, which de
feated the expressed wishes and will of
forty million of freemen, we consider one
of the blackest possible to the list of for
geries. It had a political slgnificanced~
and it entailed consequences deeper and
wider than any of a party nature, but
still it could be treated and punished on
ly as a crime in Louisiana This treat.
mont it has had, and under circumstances
as favorable to justice as are such trials
anywhere, and the sentence should be ox=
A TERRIBLE RIDE.
Wednesday night a drummer for a Pitts
burg boot and shoe house, considerably
under the influence of Liquor, mistook
his route and drove his team upon
the trestle bridge of the Edoeburg, SuRn
wuit and Clarion Railroad, just this side
of the Clarion River, supposing it to be
the wagon road. The trestle bridge is
sixty feet up from the ground, and about
the same length, but the horses made the
crossing, feeling their way in the dark
ness, stop by step. every foot striking a
tie securely, until the distance was trav
ersesd and they stood in safety on the
other side ; and just in the nich of time,
too. as the night express came thunder
ing by in five minutes after the drum
merand team had left the track. It is
easy to imagine the terrible catastrophe
that would have resulted had the train
overtaken the horses and man on the
bridge. The watchman at the end cf the
trestle halted the drummer as he drove
off the track, but was told to mind his
own business.-Edernrurg Herald.
COLLISION ON TlE RIVEn.-Yesterday
evening, at half past six o'clock, as the
steamboat Texas was :n her way up the.
river with a barge in tow. she collided
with the boat "Hope" in the river oppo
site Rufinac street. resulting in the
" Hove" being sunk and the drowning of'
a Mr. St. Pierre and his family, consist
ing of his wife and two children, aged
five and seven years. Their bodies are
supposed to be in the cabin of the vessel.
The " Hope" is tied to a .vessel lying
near where she sunk, with her bow out of
the water. There are several other pas
sengers on board the vessel, but all made
their escape, except the flur mentioned.
The Texas did not stop to so what dam
age she bhad committed, or render any as
sistance. but continued on her way.-N.
E The Quincy (I11.) Herald, "triting
about the movement of grain towards
New Orleans, and thence to Europe, says:
"The cheapness and expedition with
which the crops of the valley can be
moved southward by river will. give that
mode of transportation so great an ad
va ntago over the trouk railroads east
that the great Ibulk of thie grain will Ibe
sent to the New Orleans market. The re-"
vival of trade at that port, consequent
npon the settlement of the political
troubles of Louisiana, and the probabili
ty that peace and good order were to,
rule in the future, hamt, boen far beyond
eveu tile most sanguine expectation."
C:tll a:t Malnford'" Drug Store and get
a trial package of Dr. A. Q. Simmon's
Vegetable Lii'er Medicine. It costs you
nothing andl may save your life.
C9 Will the desired inlux' of hilie s of
thie soil into Louisiau, haston thie dawn
oIf a monre p)rosperous day, unless that in
flux were sippllemeated w~rth a larger
'ropol'tioll of nlUanufalcturrs and mnatmu
facturiug capital ! We think not. Anld
we think it susceptible of easy proof that
the greatest necessity irn Lonisina' just
now isnmore indlepeudoneo of other sec
tions as regards manufactlured artiOles,
.sperially thol:e whih are staple.