OCR Interpretation

Feliciana sentinel. (St. Francisville, La.) 1877-1892, January 11, 1879, Image 2

Image and text provided by Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88064555/1879-01-11/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

G. W. REEE, PoIo.
GEO. W. REEE-.......-........-Editor.
January........ .. 11th.
West and East Feliciana, it would ap
pear, is forever more to bear the brunt of
that fnvetrate hatred existing in the
breasts of a number of Radical conspira
toreboth in this State and at the Capitol,
in Washington. Now, whenever the peo
ple of the Northern or Westera States
become disgusted with the over zealous
and sectional action of their Representa
tives in Congress and repudiate them
for better men; when a Northern State
reverses the order of things and sends
Democrats instead of Repubnhlicans to
represent them in Congress, Mr. Hayes,
like the big boy who has been chastised
in the school room for an offense, but
daring not seek redress from the one in
lioting the castigation, wreaks his ven
geance on a younger companion who is
powerless to resist him. The fraudulent
President was very much hurt that his
"-southern policy," (if possible a greateer
fraud than himselt,) did not bring about
a reaction and send a S''OLD SOUTH," Of
the Radical persuasion, to Congress. In
the midnight, hour of his discontent he
gave ear to the temptings of the viper,
and the first chapter of the teachings of
old Zack Chandler, was read in the un
readable document placed before Con
grees in December last, and known as the
'"Southern Outrage Clause" of the Presi
dent's message. The second chapter, we
were informed by the telegraph a few
days since, is ready for the re-opening of
Congress. Thia body will be called upon
t* employ their valuable time in;consid
ering a lot of statements made by Depu
ty Marshall.>aud others, who,"in turn,
olaim to have got their information from
parties who had been denied a free voice
in the election of the State of
Louisiana in November last. Among
these documents is one relating to the el
ection in West Feliciana and signed by
one Bancroft, which we publish below:
Under date of November 14, Deputy
Marshal Bancroft reports to the Marshal
of Louisiana regarding the intimidation
in West Feliciana parish. Ho writes:
"I find that the men who have been
corresponding with you in regard to
these cases dare not do anything that
* will implicate themselves in any prosecu.
tions. Not one of them dare go into a
court and testify, They say it would en
danger their lives, and when it comes to
getting the negroes to testify, that is cn
tirely out of the question. The negroes
who have been whipped know every man,
but are afraid to say so.
"The whipping of Brockhart and Coats
was done to make them drop politics. In
the case of Broekhart, a short time be.
fore being hung and whipped, he was
stopped on the road by T. Ogden and IH.
8toket and told that if he did not stop
his electioneering he would be attended
to, and was advised to announce in the
paper that he would not have anything
more to do with politics. After he was
hung and whipped he was told to go
home and have nothing more to do with
"Coats was also informed by Lewis
Smith and Charles Davis that if he was
supporting the Barren (Republican) tick
et, he would have to look out for himself.
"After this conversation took place
Coats says: 'They came to my house
and asked for me. My wife informed the
parties that I was not at home, whereup
on they seized Mrs. Costs and beat her
over the head with their pistols and
whipped her. Mrs. Coats recognized C.
Davis as one of the parties who beat her.'
On the following day Coats was inform
ed by Davis and others that if he would
drop politics he and his family would not
be interfered with again. Being afraid
to refuse he agreed, and Davis promised
to notify the people to that effect.
All the negroes who have had any
trouble have been warned by the planters
who employ them that if they told any
thing they would be killed or have to
leave, and in consequence all the negroes
are afraid to be seen talking to a stran
ger, if he is a white man. I believe the
parties to whom you referred me conuld
put a stop to all this bulldozing if they
chose todo so. They are the men who
did the same kind of work in 1874 and
"At the ninth ward poll in this parish
intimidation was carried on on election
day by a lot of armed men, who compell
ed negroes to vote as they told them, or
not at all. TMr. Stewart, supervisor of
registration, a. :r. 'dnrron, clerf of the
parish, were pe eintr and witnessed the
proceedings. The fowluwing is a list of
the men who hore been engaged in whip
pino ar.:l hanging negro voters: [Here
follon a long list of names.] A white
man, a preach'fr who was preaching to
the'colored peuople, was whipped, and he
afterwards told Gov. Niicholls. J. Carter
knows all the nen who were engaged in
this, but is afrbid to testify for fear of be
ing killed."
Marshal McConnell names a number of
persons who informed him they were
afraid to vote, having been intimidated.
He concludes by saying:
"The negroes in West Feliciana parish
are in dread of the white people. The
black man has no voice, and is entirely
controlled by has employer.'
This report says that certain parties
were prohibited from voting the Repub
lican ticket. The extreme absurdity of
this aeertion is made plain when the fact
is known that the majority of candidates
on the ONLY ticket opposing the regular
Democratio nominees wAs ELUCTED the
assertion that there are men in this Par
ish who could go into Court and testify
to outrages being committed on persons
opposed to Democracy, is a lie of the
whole cloth. The construction of this
pathetic document induces us to the beleif
that thesame is stolen literature; nothing
more or less than one of Weber's old '76
documents warmed over and new names
inserted, for the occasion. It is a lame
document at best.
The vote cast by the peo
ple of Louisiana last Nov3m
ber, forces upon all the con
viction that the voters of this
State demand, at the hands
of their Representatives, the
calling of a Constitutional
Convention immediately. The
rejection of the proposed
amendments to the constitu
tron submitted to the voters,
at the last election. clearly
shows that nothing short of a
Constitutional Convention will
answer their purposes. Re
trenchment and reform is,
and ever will be, the war cry
of the Democracy, until this is
accomplished to the entire
satisfaction of the tax-payers
of this State. The judiciary
of our State is the most ex
pensive and most unsatisfac
tory ever known in any State
of the Union. The money
now paid to the tax collectors
throughout the State would
support and give to the State
a judiciary far more efficient
and satisfactory than the one
now with which the people
are cursed. The abolition of
the office of tax collector, to
which the Democracy are sa
credly pledged for more than
two years, was neglected by
the last legislature, much to
the disappointment of the peo
ple. Why the Legislature
did not abolish that useless
and costly office they, and they
alone, can answer.
Now, let the present Legis
lature do only the work im
posed upon them bytheir con
stituents: Pass a revenue
bill, abolish the office of tax
collector, remit the duties of
that office to the sheriffs of
the respective Parishes, call
a Constitutional Convention,
and return to their constitu
ents. Then perhaps, the Con
stitutional Convention will call
them, the present members, to
legislate under the new Con
stitution, which will he framed
within twenty days after the
meeting of the convention if
the delegates elected are the
right men in the right place,
7P-Alonzo Garcelon, of Lewiston, has
just been elected governor by th Maine
Legislature. He was the Democrrtic
nominee at the late election, in which
the people of that State failed to name
their choice, owing to the almost even
popularity of the Republican, Greenback
and Democratic candidates for this posi
tion, and the clause in the constitution of
that State requiring a majority of the
votes cast to elect. The choice of the
General Assembly in this matter is a
crushing blow to the political aspirations
of the bloody shirt Senator from that
State, especially as the State Senate by
whom Garcelon was confirmed, is over
whelmingly Republican. Perhaps Mr.
Blamne will now follow the course of his
compeer in hatred for the South-Conk
ling, of Now York-and declare in favor
of Grant.
tg" The daily mail line has now been
bflly established. Capt. G. L. Kouns has
replaced the steamer Willie with his fleet
little Mary Ida and is making regular
trips, daily, from Donaldsonville to Bay
on Sara, arriving at Baton Rouge at
about half past 8 p. m. The mails are
sent from New Orleans by the Texas Rail
road to Donaldsonville and are received
there by the Ida at about 1, p. m., when
she starts on her upward trip. On her
return trip the Ida arrives here at about
6, a. m. As well as accommodating our
business community with the daily mails
the Ida is offering superior inducements
to the traveling public. Capt. Kouns
has put down the rates of fare very low.
Through tickets to New Orleans, includ
ing room and meals on board, are issued
for $3 50. This line is also issuing tickets
for the round trip- on which the passen
ger can return at will-for $6 25, not in
eluding room or meals.-B. R. Advocate.
-The Kouns daily mail, and raildoad
steamer is now carrying passengers to
New Orleans from this point, for $3,50.
gF'r. Thos. McIntyre, of New Or
leans, has been chosen Sergeant-at-Arms
of the lower House of the present State
We learn another attem'pt
will be made to repeal the
charter of that gigantic mo
r opoly, the Louisiana State
Lottery Company, during the
present session of the Legis
lature. A Mr. Arnauld, mem
ber of the lower House, gave
notice on the second day of
the present session, of his in
tention to'introduce at an ear
ly day a bill looking to the
abolition of this tremendous
monument to the reign of
fiaud, when such men as
Warmoth, Kellogg, Wells and
others of such ilk ruled the
destinies of Louisiana. Should
he be successful in his effort
he will long be remembered
as a great benefactor- to his
people and State. It this gi
gantic monopoly is not pro
tected by that rotten concern,
the Constitution of 1868, and
ive are satisfied it is not, eve
ry Democratic member of the
legislature should vote for the
bil ito abolish it. The people of
West Feliciana will look for
her Represeatative to use his
energies for the passage of the
bill, and we are sarisfied they
will not be disappointed.
The people of Louisiana are
not opposed to Mr. Howard's
lottery particularly. but they
are opposed to his running one
while it is a penal offense for
athers to engage in the same
undertakinging. The Demo
crat, which has made such a
hard and persistent struggle
for the abrogation of this un
lawful organization, thus re
fers to the imprisonment of a
citizen of New Orleans for
selling other than Louisiana
Lottery tickets
Mr. Agusti, the prisoner, has
committed no crimnie. Mr.
Howard has over a hundred
men in New Orleans, and
many others throughout the
State, actively, openly and
constantly doing just what
Judge Billings, of the United
States Circuit Court, at the
dictation of the Lottery Coni.
prny, has imprisoned this man
for doing, and will imprison
others .lor doing-for selling
lottery tickets. Thus the re
markable fact is presented
that, under the laws of Louis
iana, what it is a crime for one
man to do, it is the legal, in
nocent and protected business
of a favored few to carry on.
ST. FRASCISvILLE, LA., Jan, 6th, 1879.
The following members of the Polio Jn
ry presented their commissions as Police
Jurors: J. W. Dederick, Robt. J. Thorns,
C. L. Fisher, Washington Hands, Page
W. Barrow, J. M. Rodney and Mat Gil
On motion, J. W. Dederick was unani
mously elected President.
L. S. Austen and C Goodman were then
nominated for Clerk of Police Jury. Mr.
Goodman was elected.
Minutes of previous meeting read and
Be it resolved, That the Treasurer be
and he is hereby instructed to pay Phil.
Moore $10,00 for services rendered in 1878,
as Constable 3rd Ward, he having receiv
ed $10,00 heretofore by mistake.
On motion, the President appointed
Mat Gilmore, C. L. Fisher and J. M. Rod
ney a committee on finance.
Best resolved, That the T easurer be
and he is hereby authorized to pay the
paper outstanding and due for 1877, out
of funds on hand for 1877.
Be it resolved, That bill of D. Dunen,
Constable 10th ward, for 1877, amount,
$20,00, be approved and paid.
Beit resolved, That bill of D. Dunan,.
Constable 3rd Ward 1878, amount, $20,
00, be approved.
Be it resolved, That bill of W. S. D.
Hamilton, J. P., for 1878, amount, $10,
00 be approved.
Be it resolved, That bill of Mat Gilmore,
J. P., for 1878, amountt, $10,00, be ap
Be it resolved, That bill of G. Morgan,
Constable, for 1877, amount, $10,00, be
approved and paid.
Be it resolved, That bill of G. Morgan,
Constable, for 1878, amount, $20,00, be
Be it resolved, That bill of Harry Brown,
Constable, of lst Ward for the year 1875,
amount, $20,00, be laid on the table.
Be it resolvsd, That bill of Harry Brown, I
Constable 1st Ward for 1876, be referred
to Finance Committee.
Be it resoled, That bill L. S. McCrin
dell, Jail Physician, for '78, amount. $100,
be approved and paid.
Be it resolved, That freight bill on Poll
Book, amt, 50 cents, be approved and
Be it resoleed, That a committee of
three be appointed to examine the Jail
and have the same repaired immediately.
The President appointed Wash Hands,
P. W. Barrow and Robt. J. Thorns on
said committee
The Treasurer made a verbal report of
the condition of the finances of the Par
On motion the Jury adjourned to meet
Monday, the 20th inst.
On Wednesday last the citizens
and soldiers of the city of New Or
leans celebrated with their usual
pomp and Cir oumstance the sixty
third anniversary of Jackson's vic
tory on the plains of Chalmette
the greatest and most remarkable
of modern times. On this day,
more than half a century ago, the
rude hunters and frontiers-men of
Kentucky and Tennessee, with a
few battalions of Louisianans, met
in battle the veterans of WVelling
ton's army, men who had f: tight
through the Peninsular war against
Soult, Massena and Nepoleo", and
defeated theso veterans more se
verely than any army of modern
times has ever been beaten.
The New Orleans Democrat in
speaking of this great battle says :
The campaign that ended in the
victory at Chalmette has been the
study of countless historians and
strategists. The English expcdi
ticn to our const was the most
thorot.ghly organized, the best furn
ished and equipped, ever sent forth
from that Isand. The whnle plat.
of the campaign had been fully ar
ranged in advance, every move
ment determined upon. Success
seemed inovitable. To the surprise
of the world, a few rude hunters, an
ill-furnished and poorly-equipped
force, met this arms and defeated
But it is not merely as a military
victory that January 8 has been
honored and celebrated in this
country. It is not the so!dier alone
who does homage to it by a march
or purade. Jackson's day has al
ways been regarded as a tort of
grand fete day for the Democracy.
On tho eighth of January, as regu
larwv as on the fourth of July, the
Democrats of New York, Ohio and
other States assemble~to do honor
to that great Democrat as well as
general-Andrew Jackson and to
pledge their faith and allegiance
anew to the Denucratic party.
It is of all days, therefore, the
one that can be most properly and
fitly celebrated by all. In it we
celebrate one of the greatest victo
ries of modern times, the prowess
of our own fathers, and the memo
ry of a man whose deeds in peace
equaled his victories in war.
IHon. J. C. Moncuro, of Caddo,
has been elected Speakor of the House of
Representatives of this State.
tt The cheapest and best line of travel
between Bayou Sara and New Orleans, is
the Daily Mail and Rail Road Steamer,
IARY IDA. Passage to New Orleans
only $3 50, with room and melas. Eound
trip, $6 25.-ly.
POn the 31st dlay of December last,
Mr. Alex. Skipwith, of East 1eliciana,
while on his way to Arcola, a station on
the N. O. & Jackson Railroad, had a fine
mule drowned in crossing one of the
streams which intersects that section of
country, the same having become swollen
by the recent heavy rains.
Comrmue nicated.
Will you allow a tax payer through
your paper to express his thanks to the
late Police Jury for the manner in which
they discharged their duties to this tax
paying and over-burdened people ? As a
tax payer, I tender there my thanks and
grateful acknowledgements. It is to be
hoped the present Police Jury will follow
in the foot-steps of true retrenclhmenrt
and reform. A TAx PAYER.
IThe capital question is not by any
means settled. On the contrary, there is
every indication that Baton Rouge, and
'not New Orleans, is the choice of the peo
ple for the head centre of State affairs,
Mr. L. Jastremski, Mayor of Baton Ron'-ยท'
who has been for some time in Nee
Orleans watching the interests of his city,
in a telegram, says: Secretary Strong
authorizes me to telegraph our friends
that he will refer the question to the leg
islature. He admitted that I held, ac
cording to tally sheets, proof that Baton
Rouge had won the capital.
-Kouns' Daily Mail and Railroad
steamer "Mary Ida," leaves Bayou Sara
every day except Sundays, for New Or
leans at 2, o'clock in the morning.-ly.
~P'We have received a copy of the
Governor's Message, submitted to the two
houses ot the Louisiana Legislature on
Monday last. The extreme length of this
document precludes the possiblity of our
producing it in full but in our next issue
we will furnish the most important items
thereof. The Governor, after making due
mention of the pestilence which spread
affliction and woe throughout our sunny
Southern land during the past summer,
makes an exhaustive defense against
the charges of insurrection and lawless
ness preferred by the Radical comepira
MUSE-At Lnlakeland Place, two miles
from Thibodaux, La., of yellow fover,
Mr.K. P. MUSE, aged 53 years and 18
Bayou Sara, La.
GOOD saddle and bouggy horses, to
gether with comfortable vehicles
and reliable drivers always at the service
of the publio. Horses and other stock
boarded by the meal or otherwise at rea
sonablo rates. janl3'79-ly
J. C. LTBANO..............Master.
J. H. AfOSSOP'................Clerk.
L EAVES Bayou Sara eve
J ry Monday after the
arrival of the cars, and every
Thursday at b o'clock, p. in., and jreturn
ing, leaves New Orleans every Wednes
day and Saturday. Jan.11,-79,1y.
The State of Louisiana-Parish of West
Feliciana-Clerk's Office.
In the muatter of the succession of Jeff
Carter, deceased.
N OTICE is hereby given shat J.ohn F.
S Irvine has applied for letters of ad
ministration upon the snccession of Jeff
Carteor. deceased, and unless legal oppo
sition be made thereto within ten da.ys
from this date the same, will be granted.
Jan. 11th, 1879. u. M. B.IBROW,
janl3--2t. Clerk.
G ELATIN-Coxes, and Flavoring Ex
tracts. At Brooks.
B 1 business you can engage in.
.BEE . $5 to $.0 per lay Inaa io by
any worker of either sex, right in their
own localities. Particulars and samples
worth $5 free. Improve your spare tim
at this business. Addruess SaTINso.N.& Co.,
Portland, Maine.
RECELVING every week, Fresh Drugs
I. At Brooks.
Forks of the Road, St. Francisville, La
Proprietors stecam Coiton OGip
lWholesale and Retail Dealers in
Ladies dross goods, general dry g4. ts,
gents' furnishing goods, clothing, boots,
shoes, hats, groceries, provisions, hay,
corn, oats, agricultural inipljdemnts, bag
ging a.1d1 ties, and a general assortan-nt
of hardware, china and glass ware.
t?' Highest market price paid for cot
ton, wool and hides
DECALCOMINIE Pictures and stained
glass. At Brooks.
The Great Anti-Bilious Remedy.
Price per box.Twenty-five Cts
Apple Pills. These pills arc com
pounded of Vegetable Calomnel, and are
particularly designed to act with gentle
ness and with thoroughness upon tihe
Bowels, Liver, Stomach and General Cir
culation. I do not otterthem as a "Cure
All" for every disease to which flesh is
heir, but for the numerous symntonis aris
ing from diseases of Digestion, they are
most sovereign. By restoring the Diges
tive Organs to healthful action they im
part elasticity to the body. cheerfulness
to the mind and clearness to the int.ellect
nal faculties. ASK YOUR )DRUGGIST
They are most sovereign in Dyspepsia,
non-assimilation of food, irregularity of
the bowels, torpidity of the iliver, bad
taste in the mouth, spots before the eyes,
sour stomach, heart-burn, flashes of heart!
and sick stomach, nausea, loss of appe
rite, yellowish cast of the skia, rush of
blood to the head, cold extremities, ring
ing in the ears, pain in the back, side,
and shoulders, high colored urine, verti.
go and biliousness.
Prepared oily by Dr. R. B. Ie a-itt,
Proprietor of the Popular Southern Riem
edies, Washington, La.
For sale by all Druggists and Medicine
dealers in the United States and Canada
Preprietor of Wharf Boat
Receiving & Forwarding Mer
chant, and
Northern Icc.
Ice carefully packed for transportation
and shipped, per order, on the shortest
notice, and at prices below those of New
Orleans dealers. Address, E W. White.
man, Bayou Sara, Louisiana.
Howe and Weed S. Machines.
Also for Lewis & Co's. Imitation
Board can be procured by the day
Son month, and at reasonable rt
the future as in the past, the table
s be supplied with the very beat fa
market aLffords. Elegant and wel
nished rooms. Aeconunodating
- constantly in attendance. Patron
licitetl anl satisfaction gnarantee
Bayou Sara, Le,
Announces to the ciitizens of w
SFelicitua aind neighboring Parish"
Countines, that he hits always on b
complette and seasonable stock of
and that he guaranrtees perfect
factionl in fitting, andl quality of
and work. Charges reasonable.
The unprecedented good order
ithe studets for the past two
and the nmarked advancetment in
studies, justifies itA in oilrinug our I
ttioin to thei patronage of the p
with increasedl contidence. The
West Feliciatna cannot do better th
be educated here.
Tuition in the College classes
in Preparatory Departmente $4L,00,
session of ten moltlths. (iootd bo
furntished os low as ten dollars
C. G. ANDRIEWS, Preside
Nov30783 mPn. Jacksun, Louis
G. B. & .IL E\OCHS,
YE APRI NOW prepared to fu.
SV all kindi s of Grave Work and
Railing at reduced pirices. Parties
dressing its a.t HBayou Sara, or at Wil'
II. Pi'per's, IBatoni Rouge, we will call
see with our designs, of which we
a large variety.
Nov. 16-78 Ginm.
O WENS sure wash and Eye Lo
At Broo
(Opposite City hall,)
River Front, Bayou Sa
Dealer in Watches, Clocks and Jew
A large tsorlitctut ot Eye Glasses
Spectacles on hlandl.
Particular attentisn given to the
panring of Watches, Cluocks and Jew
UAhCASH paid for old gold, silver
Plain gold rings inmade to order.
The twenty-ninth session of this
tition will conttUtneu on Mondayi,.
tculmber 16th, with a ful and able
ofexperiencedl teacheors.
Pupils will have the l-nefit of
onugh and careful instruction in ar
able home.
For further information adilress
MRS. V. Z. IIHOWELL, Principal.
F. E. C. Ilstituat
l . Bayou Sara,. "
jtil y20-75--tii.
1 NSURAXCE oil, niot daugeroi.
1 At Brook
I wotuld respect folly beg to call th
tention of the pI.ttple of West Feli
and tadjacent parishes of La. andcou
of Mis. that I have constantly y onI
at miy SAW i lLL, in Bayou Sr
large assortoment o: lumber, which I
Preparedt to sell at the Ildblo g ing
tdelivered at the mill, or at the W.
R. Deipot.
Heart Cypres ..-............
Merchanta:ble Cypress-............
Peckey C~ypress.--------..
Roungh sulks........................
Rough edge, in large quantities....
C('Terms for lnumbecr positively
B. T. W IlI'TE, PrcOprieto
Ice Cold Aurora Beer alwuvs at
The Lar is constaultly suppslied
choiicest brauds of wines, Liquors
A stutninorus Free Lunthl spr ad
gunday muortiiig. Attacheti to Li
talduelhnetnt is a Splendid Billiard
All pnin"'ltmlents as musrtomairy in a
Class Sanloon.
St. Farancisvie.........
RESPECTFULLY aunouncecso
Scitizenls of Ea:st andi West li
and Poimute Counpc, thuat Ito has ftruom
of October last, withdrawn from the
of Moses Manu, and has no more c
tion whatever with that firm or arty
firm, of which all parties interested
please take special noticc.
He has openothn nis own nccount, tiE4
foot of tite lill, in Farrellv's btildt2
next to the Post Othico, where he
be found at all times with a brand t'#
stock of goods; consisting in part of
Eancy and Staple Dry Goods, 19Du
Goods? Ladies' Dress Goods, Clothit
Hosiery, Hats, Caps, Boots ire
Shoes, House-keeper's Artic- )c
leo. Notions.
Fancy and Family Grocejies, W
Produce, Banging &c Ties, Plants1
Supplies, Crockery, Ghass-wtre
and in fact every thing to be
found in an auandant and.
carefut llv selected
stock of goods.
As for clicapitess. all he asks is ati
ho is ssnguiito that none would l
store dissatistied. All country P
such as cotton, wool, hides and moiS
chased. Hightest prices paid.
Nitv-t.17T. 1

xml | txt