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Editor and I3uuinea Managor.
S,'.Tr' T AY, MAY 1, 1880.
Of I'ennnylvania.
When a man is wrong and won't
admit it he always gets angry.
The young man who wants to get
up with the sun must notsit up toolate
with the daughter.
When once infidelity can persuade
men that they shall die like beasts, they
will soon be brought to live like beasts
The present incumbent, Mayor En
domn of Monroe, has been nominated
by the Democrats of that city for re
election to the position which he has
filled most creditably for several years
The Vicksburg Commercial says
"long-winded prospective presiden
tial eulogies are beginning to sour ome
the stomach of the reading public.
We'll rest on "our Hlancock case."
Pass your your paw down this way,
The friends of Judge Beattie are
urging him to become a candidate in
the Third Congressional l)istrict
against lion. J. S. Billin. leattie's
race against Gov. Wiltz should teach
him that candidacy doesn't mean elec
tioh by a good deal.
The Sabine Sonthron says: "It is a
great mortification indeed to suffer the
loss of those importantcivil rights and
liberties secured to us by the new con
stitution which was established at such
an expense, for the mere want of faith
fulness on the part of the representa
tives of the people."
A special dispatch-from Shreveport
says; A difliculty occurred on the
McMillen plantation near here, yes
terday, between three negroes; which
resulted in the instant death of onll
and the probable fatal wounding of
another. The cause of the tragedy
was an old feud about a woman.
Mr. A. Gingny, president of the
Donaldsonville Brass Cand, writes us
as follows: "Will you please state
in your paper that the Donaldsonville
Independent Brass Band excepted no
town, city or place in Louisiana, in
their challenge. I saw from an item
in a late issue of the CAri'ITo.IANx that
you make the error of excepting New
Grant has written a letter to one of
his former corps commanders. HIe hlas
lately discovered tlhat the war is over
and that thIe stars and stripes are
floating unmolested everywhere
through thie South. Matters will look
still more lovely if some South.ern
States give him their votes next No
vetmnbher. "Let nus have peace."
The new British ministry is to be
composed as follows: Earl Cranrville,
Secretary of State for the Foreign I)e
Iartnment; HLartington, Secretary of
State for India; Mr. II. C. E. Childers,
Secretary of State for War; ILord Sel
borne, Lord High Chancellor; Mr. Wn.
E. Forster, Chief Secretary for Ire
land; Lord Northbrook, First Lord of
the Admirally.
On the 14th inst., in Sa, Francisco,
a son of Mayor Kalloch entered the
office of thIe Chronicle, anid witlout
marleying, drew a revolver and fired
four shots at Charles De Young, the
editor, who, seine timre beri'e, shot
the father of Kal;loch. )e Yoiung re
treated to where hie obtained aI pistol,
but when hlie was in thie act of pimlliing
the trigger, to return thIe lire of his
assailant, hlie fell to the floor, a corpse.
Ol tlhe 25thl nlt., a fulrious cyclollne
struck tile Southern po tion of Ma'on,
bliss., and in less tlhani five miilllltes
the place was in ruins. The scene
beggared description. T'wenty odd
persons were killed and about forty
were injured. The loss is estinmated
at $125,000. All business is stopped
and thie people are devoting tlhem
selves to carling for tile remains of the
dead, anr d nursingl tin wounded. A
relief committeeo has been organiz.ed,
and already a hiandsomne amount has
Ibeen subscribed.
The Vicksburg (-otntiercial offers
time folloinag 'shadru rebuke : "While
we hear of a feiw i)lthierUn idiots, who
feel, or pretend tgt'fela certlain atnoutnt
of fatih ill tlicsincerity of Grant's
kindly expressmis to the Southern
pe'ople, in hishlite free-lunch raid, there
is niot a singlestahwart Southern hater
of the North ~hlo doines not. regard it
all as caninpagnU taffy. lie Ihas not
lost tihe suppolrt of a single man of this
class, who wmhld drop hin like a hot
shot, if they did not know hlie was ly
Lielut. Gov. McEnery, has just paid
* visit to his ihomnic at Monroe, whlere
lie was enthlusiastit llyh receiveld hr
his friends Iandil f.ilhlw-citizeIns. Gov\.
MlcEncry, so we learn will soon be in
New ()rlcans, whlithler le goes to as
sume the fuinctions of acting Governor,
duringthel proposed trip of Gov. Wiltz
lwho leaves our State for a time, inn
the interest of his still delicate health.
Gov. MeEnery has proven himself an
excellent presiding officer, ;anud will
nio doubt, ,perfornm the duties of Chief
Executive with tire ability that al
,aYS ch:trarcterizes him iln wilitfer
gf:ltiOll hIe is called.
We are happy to announce to our
patrons and the public generally,that
feeling encouraged by the support
which the C.AITOLIAN has received
since its first appearance in February
1879, we have completed the necessa
ry arrangements for publishing soon
a Tri-Weekly edition.
With the re-establishment of the
(Capital at Baton Rouge,we feel confi
dent that a new era of prosperity is
dawning upon us. The CA;IPTOIAAN
boldly assumed itstitle when the cause
of removal was yet to be won. Wheth
er it contributed to any nmaterial ex
tent in gaining the victory, is a ques
tion not to be solved by us. We can,
however, assert that for many ulontls,
not a single number was published
that did not contain all the argunments
that we could imagine in support of
the movement.
Of course, the advocacy of our Io
litical principles have often been in
conflict with the views of others.
In this we frankly confess that it
has not been our aim to please every
body. We have been sincere and
earnest, however, in everything that
we have advocated.
The CAIr'rolIAN stands now, that
the Capital question has been settled,
entirely unshackled. More than ever
will it speak its sentiments oi all
We have naught to conceal in our
past, therefore are we got afraid to
rise and explain anything that may
be charged against us.
Our Democracy is not of that kind
which hangs to the coat tails of cer
tain individuals; it is based upon its
time-honored principles, from which
we have never departed in a single
We have invariably voted every
ticket put tp or recommendde by the
Democracy, always taking the dose
entire, no matter how bitter it may
have been at times. From the day
in 1868, when we voted the Conserva
tive ticket(?) on which were inscribed,
first the name of a Federal Sutler by
the name of Camp, who was after
wards killed wearing the uniform of a
metropolitan on Sept. 14th, 1874, and
that of Lewis Thomas, colored, as
delegates to the mongrel convention
of '(8, we lave hewn close b the line.
And we are proud to say it to-day,
that we never failed in the darkest
hour to go to the polls and vote "the
whole ticket," when others thought it
useless so to do.
With that record behind us we feel
that we have the rigilt to preach po
I '°al doctrines which we have never
I t serted.
We are for the Demnocratic party
first and last. Men are nothing. They
disappear. P'rinciples live whilen in
dividuals have passed away.
'1'11Thus it is that in order to perlpetl
ate princiles, those men shollid be
swept away, whlo use themn but as a
cloak uinder whlichl to advwnce per
sonal aims to the detrimenet of tilhe
welfare of the niasscs.
It is thie very essenlce of loyalty to
party to remain withllin the line, to
defea,:t objectionable illndividuals in
thieir unworthy purposes.
To colllbat for righlt and fair de:l
ing thilrough thile illstrlumelntality of the
party is thie true anld imot pIracticalhle
mletlhod of securing good governlmIlet
anld the supremacy of the prinlcipiles
it shoulld represent.
Suchl is the course that we intend
the CPAIrTO.A\ S to follow, regardhlss
of thile consequences thllt ma'y ensue.
We will enldeavorl to render tihe
columns of tlhe paper interesting to
all its readers, while we will take up
nil matters that may tend to tile ad
vancencltt of every inlterest of our
City 1and State.
In subIstance, we will do all in our
power to renlder our *journal worthy
of the (Capital of Louisiana, trusltilng
that with its growth ai gieneroums puh
lic will aid us iln our efforts, by ex
tenldinllg uts a liberal piatrlonage.
It mILust be gratiy'ing to our Canm
cron parish neigbliors to know tlhat
lamong thile few lmemblers of the house
of represenltatives whio acquired a State
rep|tittio l durilng tilhe late sessionll for
hard and effective worik, and for inaul
glratinllg nld perfct.ing legislationll of
rea1l practical bcenletit to thle pcople,
none Wel'e II1ore COllspiellonsly praise
wortlhy than Hlon. . P'. lenrly, of
Camelron.-Lake ('harles Elco.
We endorse every word containied
in tlhe above. We lad occasion ill
the Constitutional Convertion, and
later still, during thle session of the
General Assemlbly, to Inoticethe :ourse
lparish may well I'y w('lE proudll of it, thlat
thley possess as a represenlltative, ai
truly conscientious, Ihonest man; 0one1
whom, neitlher tllhreats nor sc|rrilous
remlarks can deter froml doing what is
strictly righlt.
Thfe Gretna Courier 1and Journa'llism
in Louisiana, sstainlled a serious loss
on thile 17tIh ulit., by the death of len
ry IHildhnbrand, its talented editolr.
Withll our bretllhrenll of the ipress we
tender our sympatlhy to his ber1eaved
tamllily. We are glad to see, howevelr,
thailt thile exc(ellent Lpaper will still live,
u1h,1r the control of Mrs. Hlildehbrand
hideld( by tlhat vtcelranll jonrnalist, Jona
C. White. Suc(Es's to the Courier.
(i tIhe night of Thllrsday, April
15th, says the ('olthx ('hronicle, John
Mackie, a negro living in the pine hills
some twenty mIliles eastof('olfax, was~
killed by a party of unIknown men.
Mackice was a negmro.f bad repute, and
it is thought I('lo ('edt to the band of
horse thieves whlo llave been lmisiiug
Ssichl tronible in Grant parislh lIately.
In another column, for the purpose
of gratifying the desire of many of
our readers, we re-publish a commu
nication signed "Junius," which is
contained in the last number of that
vigorous journal, the East Feliciana
There is more truth than poetry,
contained in the assertions of the tal
ented writer, a prominent Democrat
of East Feliciana, one whose past re
cord is so spotless that his fearless
expressions will make the welkin ring
from one end of the State to the
We do not follow him,lhowever, as
far as holding Gov. Wiltz responsible
for the acts of recreant legislators.
We do believe that the Gov
ernor, though hampered at every step
by men who claim to be his friends
-whereas they are only so as long as
their interests are subserved-is on
deavorinug to do what is right. Every
one who is intimately acquainted
with (Gov. Wiltz knows that one of
his prominent characteristics is that
which prompts hini to stand by his
Such a trait is not an unpardonable
sin by any means.
Though we were among the most
ardent supporters of Gov. Wiltz, we
have asked him no favor for ourself.
While we cannot say that we ap
prove everything that he has done,
we are not prepared to denounce him
and class him with the selfish politi
cians, who already have extracted
from him "the pound of flesh" near
est his heart.
That he has overpaid some of them
for the support they have given him,
is self evident in our mind.
As a friend we tell him these things,
in order that he may check the insati
able thirst of those aspirants, ere they
drag his name in the ruts where they
alone ought to be found.
Brlother Jastremski, of the Baton
Rouge ('AI'ITOi.iAN, chalrges undlis
guised and shatmeless trickery in the
recent l)emocratic State Convcention
in the matter of electing delegates to
the National Coni venitioni at Cincinnati.
lie says the votes of the country dele
gates, or "Jakes" as some of the city
delegates styled them, were openly
and irlposely miscounted on the first
ballot, and that thereby gross injus
tice was done to certain gentlemen
who were placed in nomination, and
particmularly to our universally respec
ted and honored Ex-Governor, Fran
cis T. Nicholls. For the honor of our
party we earnestly hope that Brother
Jastreinski has been misinformed. As
Brother Seanland, of the Bossier Blan
ner, justly says, "There is a beaten
path for every honest h)emocrat to
tread, alnd w'hen he ge'ts out of it heis
running after false idols. This beaten
path is sincerity and truth." So say
we. It is hard enough to witness the
timid, irresolute, halting, "w'onlder
what Mrs. Grundy w'ill say," policy
which has recently so seriously weak
end, not to say disgraced, oullr party,
without being required to umndergo
the humiliation of successful insolence
and trickery in our public party counl
cils.-Lakc Charles Echo.
Our infornmation is based upon1 1
reports of the l)elegatcs from this Ipar
ish, confirmed by a letter fi'om a gen
tlclulan of' thie highest ch;aracter, from
another parish, one whose (istin
guished services iin Lle lost caise,
couplel(d to ian unwavering loyalty to
the D)emocratic party, entitle him to
the confidence of every n.an in the
From these sources we learned that
the utmnost confusion reigned while
the first ballot was being taken,,
caused by1, delegations chalnging their
votes from (tile candidate to another,
renmdering it almost imlpossible to tell,
at the close, whichl genileinen haid ire
ceived the required majority. 1n orethr
to correct i'rors, a call was mallllde to
have the vote read bly pIarishes, when
thie startling intelligence was convey
edl to tihe Convention, that no tally by
parishles had been kept;so that it could
not be shown how, and for whom, tihe
reslcective delegations had voted. In
this manner were declared elected,
three delegates at large.
We are of that class of D)emocrats
who never bolt a nomination, no mat
tcr how it has been made, but we are.
not so subservient, as not to point out
practices that are injurious to the
unity of our party, which, if they are
niot discountenanced, will make 1)e
mnocracy but a cloak andl a ladder fbor
iiunsc'ruplous and shameless aspirants,
with which to capture honors and
We are simply for fiair dealing, and
to use a charactcristic phase: "fori
honesty even amonig thieves."
"'My boys," said a kiud Oil City
teachier, "If you would be presidentof
the Uniited States,you must be good and
studious." "Wh\\o wants to be presi
denit," yelled out a young chap from a
back seat, "I'd ruther be Blifler Bill
and shoot an injuin." And all the
boys chorused: "Them's my senti
lie entered a grocery store and said
not a word, but allowed his cane to
swing to and frio exactly as the pen
dlulum of a clock. 'lThe grocerl said,
"'\We sell illothillg on tick," and the
man with the cane passed silently
uand saduly out.
They went fishiing. She looked
languidly at him 1nd said; "I wish
the fish would bite at your hook. If 1
was a fish I would."
'What pretty childrcn, aid how
miuch they look alike',' says C., during
al first visit at a f'rien'd's hiouse.
'lThey arle twins,' his frienld explaihis.
'\Whlat! both of 'elm ?' exclaimsi C.,
greatly inltemc1stcd.
discouraging, and it is no wonder that
decent people quit in disgust. The
modern processes of politics are
such, that nothing less than a perfect
willingness to sacrifice principle to
policy and expediency, and an eager
ness to combine with the schemers,
will elect a man to office. It is even
worse than this. It would be laugha
ble if it was not disgraceful to notice
how gingerly the politicians talk of
such a thing as the Louisiana Lottery
Company. They know it is danger
ous to antagonize such a power- At
the beginning of the last session of
the General Assembly, it had absolute
control ef the New Orleans politics.
By the time the session was over, it
had absolute control of the whole
State government, and now we have
the lamentable spectacle of a State,
such as ours, at the mercy of a rich,
ugscrupulons gambling corporation.
Iis enough to excite the alarm of the
people. It will grow worse and worse.
Already the State is so rnder this
domination, and it has so fastened
itself that it will be more difficult to
shake it off, than it was to shake off
Kellogg & Co. There should be no
undercetunating its power. Men,
loved, honored and trusted by the
people, have bowed and put on its
yoke. Who has ever heard our dearly
beloved young Governor say aught
against the Lottery Company. He
must have known ere this that it has
bribed and corrupted every legisla
ture for ten years; and he could not
have fitiled to know, that its money
passed the disgraceful Lottery at ticles
to the Constitution. And yet, while
this serpent has trailed its sinuous
course through the State House, and
held the Speaker in its deadly
embrace, and showed the figure of its
coil neath the tavrdy trapping of his
strutting brigadies, still he hats no
word of caution and never in any of
his numerous eclectic productions has
seen fit to say, that bribery and
corruption is rampant-to the destruc
tion ofall true interests-that rascality
is holding high carnival in the Halls of
the General Assembly. 'Tis time to
sound the alarm. When Charlie
Howard elects the Speaker of the
House of Representatives of the State
of Louisiana, and for any purpose
tlhat suits him, can control a sulfficient
number of Democratic members to
pass or defeat any bill. There is no
disguising these facts, and the day is
not far distant, when he will invade
our courts of justice. Judges will do
his bidding as Legislators do, and
judgmtents will be rendered by his
dictation, and as a consideration of
money tie has won by gambling.
Yes! gambling, we say gambling,
because lie e has hired two Ex-confed
erate Generals, Jnuhal Early and
G. T. Beauregard to deal the cards,
is no reason why it should not be call
ed gambling. There is nothing to
distinguish it from the cheating rascal
that deals cards or dice in the third
story on St. Charles street, except the
stupendous proportions of the game.
And though a thousand Confederate
Generals were to prostitute their
celebrity, and thus bring shame to our
dear lost cause and unifitrmns, it would
still be gambling. More disgraceful
than that where icen are equally
matched. A pathetic sight to see
H-loward and hiis ('onftiderate generals
on one side of the wheel, alind on tihe
othlier, a mitley tltroing of nmen,
women anid children, beguiled fromn
their honest ,cciIupations, thus taught
to forget the ways of honest thrift.
.Jnst think of it. Alhnost millions of
dollarus invested in one gambling
schemet, backed by the Legislature of
louisiana, and flying the "starry
cross of thie "Lost Cause." As a
Confederate soldier, I protest. "Furl
that banncet:." As a citizen of Louisi
ana, I protest, and call the attention
of all ih(nest mIlen to the disgrace and
ldanger. There shonull le no issue of
any palaper, from this day on, till the
Ipeople ard thoroughly aroused. And
. specially call upon( tle mnisrep'esen
ted l'olple of North louisiana, that
their r'lepreseCtativCes are ili large
part reslionsible for the dellorahll('
state of afftirs. Look well to it, land(
lIe not dcceivecd. You have soiie
lrigardicr-( eilermals, alld JiidCes too
aollngst you wiho have the instincts
of pleddlers. (all niietings luid in
striluet your r(llrs(eCitaltiv 'e, anltd be
1'assured that East Louisiauia fiels
keenly the dlisgrace, adld that we in
tendl to hold to a strict accountability
everybody who hla.s traflicked with
the devil.
Anld next week I plrolpose to tell,
who traffickcd with the devil.
Now York World
Sr. Lorrs, April 21.--Prof. ,Johl
II. T'ice, the well-known meteorolo
gist, who went to Marshilicd to in
vestigaIte the lphenonltena: connected
with the storm, telegrapllhs the RIe
publicatr as follows: "Everywhere
aloligthe track of the tornado there
is evidence ofa wave of waiter flow
ing ill the rear of the cloud siponts.
Atsonlc places there are only faint
traces of such a wave. At others the
debris is carried up and over obstruc
tions two or three feet high. 'These
waves of currents flowed in the
greatest volume uip hillh. T''here are
pIlaces where the entire topll soil is
waslhedl away, by the currents. Fi
brous roots and tufts of grass show
their direction to have beeun up hill,
and what is more significant from all
points of the compass towards the top
of the lhill whlen the tornado was rag
ing at the time and expenIding its
force. No trace at any point call be
found where they flowed downhill.
Many level lilaces arc swelpt clean of
soil. Leaves, griss, debris of wreck
ed lbuilings and fragtients ol' pllanks
carried along by the current and left
in its track arramnged themselves
longitndinally to the current.
"The following is voucihed for by
George Gilbert, of this place. lie
andL his wife and tfour children were
on a visit eight miles in the country,
andi the cientle of the toirnado lt1issed
within five or six yardls from where
they were. A wave of water, appar
ently fifteen feet high, rolled in the
rear of the point of contact of the
clouds spout with the earth. It roll
ed over them in a second, and was
icy cold, drenching them thoroughly.
About two miles nlortheast of the
town stones weighing from 500l to
700 pounrds were lifted out of the
earth and carried along some distance
in the track of the tornado.
"J. II. Williams, presiding justice
of thle county court and residinig in
Panther Creek valley, tells me a
stone fe'll in the centre of a field be
longing to II. Rose, thie weight of
which was estimateld at two tons. It
is not known from whenice it came.."
I West Polat pelIf Y. t. r. .
Cadet Frank B. Andrns created a
sensation. He added .to the story
that all eadets tell ot the colored
boy's complete isolation in the
'Academy. He had answered' the
formal set of questions satisfactorily,
when the Heon. Mr. Townsend start
led the audience with the question:
"Did you threaten to strike Whit
taker if he fell in beside you I"
"No, sir," said the youth, a bright
eyed, intelligent looking ftellow, al
ready soldier-like.
"Did you say anything to him t"
"Yes, sir."
What f"
"I was junior cadet corporal of C
Company. Whittaker had been fall
ing in beside me for four or six
weeks. I got tired of it, for two or
three reasmns, and I asked him one
day, between drums, not to fall in
next to me at undress formation, as
then size made no difference. This
did not do any good. For two or
three formations lie did not do so, but
afterward he fell in beside me again.
I told him again, but that did not do
any good."
"Was they any place fixed for the
poor boy to fall in t" asked Mr.
Townsend, with affection and pity in
his voice.
"No, sir," the boy said, with a sol
dierly stiffness.
"What did you think the boy was
going to do, my young friend t"
asked Mr. Townsend; "the boy had
to tall in somewhere, hadn't he t"
"Yes, sir," the youth said.
"That's enough," said Mr. Town
"l)id you change your place after
ward 1" Major Mordecai asked.
"I went to the cadet captain,"
said Andrus, "and asked permission
to let me change from the right and
fall in on the left. I spoke first to
the corporal next to me in rank.
I told him I did not like to
leave him where Whittaker would
be as unpleasant for him as it had
been for me. Finally we both went
to the cadet captain, and told hinm we
both wanted permission to fall in on
the left at undress formations. At
dress formations it made no differ
The young man added that if this
had not been done lie should have
asked to be reduced to the ranks, re
signing the rank of corporal, so as to
escape standing in that particular
"\Who was the memier of Con
gress when you were appointed 9"
Mr. Townsend asked.
"John H. Baker," Mr. Andrus re
plied. Andrus was appointed from
Indiana, but was born in Michigan.
To a reporter afterwards he did not
deny that the trouble was with Whit
taker's color, but he said that there
was another reason. The only other
reason that those cadets who were
spoken to could suggest was that
Whittaker uses hair oil scented in a
manner that the cadets described \as
"Memphis Avalanche.
A number of colored emigrants, re
turning from Kansas to their former
homes in Mississippi, took passage
yesterday by the Mississippi and Ten
inessee road. They all aippeared des
pondent, and showed by their general
appearance that the l ,romisetd land
had proved a ste)-moither to them.
Amnong the nlumlers were nant old
negro woman and her granldson, a
nice looking yellow boy of tent years,
who seemed particularly done up by
their travels. The boy was thin,
haggard, and with a wild expression
of conitenance that belokens illness.
Hlis cheeks were sunken, and his
hanids so attenuated that the bones
looked ready to pop out of the skin.
"What's the matter witlh him I Is ihe
sick 1" asked Capt. Hob Leech of the
woman. "Yes, nmarster, lie's very
oniwell," was the reply. "'Tainu't
sickness," mnuttered the boy; I'sc hun
gry. I ain't eat nothin' fur two
days." "Is this true f" inqnired
Capjt. Bob of the woman. "1Oh,
Imaster, it's God's trufe," sihe cried
breaking out inlto a passion of tears;
I only hiad mloney nIllt to )pay our
way back home, and didn't have
nuthin' to buy vittles with." The
captain didn't wait for anything
nmore. He rushed off, but soon reap
ptared, bearing a lot of eatables,
with which hie proceeded to stuff the
old woman and the boy until they
nearly died under his compassionate
halnds. This incident is not an .x
ceptional one. Mlany of the poor
peopIle who have been lured away
friom their homies by a will o-the
wisp called thie plromised land of
Kansas, are returning daily in a
state of utter destitution, and but for
kindness such as that just mentihm
ed, would suffer fromt hunger. T'he
ntajority of those who are returning
to Mississippi are from thie vicinity oft
Hluardy, Winona, Duck lHill and Car
rollton. Some of them went away
with full pockets; all come back
dead broke. One negro mali, with
no one to take care of but a grown
daughter, had eight hundred dollars
after paying their passage to St.
Louis. lie was gone two months,
and came back, about a week ago,
without a cent. He said he was 'rob
bed of half his mnoney in St. Louis
and the other half in Kansas City.
HIe was ashamed to go back home,
and so went to work for a farmer
near this city. One1 woman was
asked. "Why didn't you go to work
on a farnm, or in somebody's kitchen
up in Kansas " Thie reply shows
what chance a darkey has in the
land of promiise. "Lord! chile dey
wvarnt nuthlin' there for me to do.
)e farm work is all done wid ma
chines, and wh;tt do a nigger know
'bout 'chiuery? Cook. Why, dem
white folks wouldn't eat nothlin cook
ed by one of us. D)ey'd be afeared
of gittin pizened." They all agree
that the white people in Kansas gave
theml the dead shake. According to
their report, the Kansians interfere
neither to prevent the negro from
voting or to prevent him from starv
ing. The report they bring back has
had a salutary effect in partially ar
resting the tide of emigration. More
than two Ihundred along the line of the
Mississippi and Tennessee road, who
had made all their arrangements to
leave for Kansas, changed their
minds whch they saw how emigra
tion lpanned out, and concluded to
stay at home.
You cannot dream yourself into a
character; you must hammer and forge
yourself one.
Plain and Fancy Job Printing at
the Capitolian office.
•hours' ht e
with a loss oand
British lo okille i wonlat
A dispatch 'Cabul to.the Times
gives the following details of a battle- i
between Gen. Stewiart and the Af
ghanistans on the nineteenth instant: p
The enemy was observed two miles
off, and the British forces were iime
diately formed ilto position when the o1
artillery advanced to the attack, 'ir
lug with great effect on the enemy, ti
who lined the crest of the hills.. Bie- l
fore the attack was developed a des- I
perade charge by 5000 Ghasls was
made along the hae of the whole linet
enveloping both flanks.
The Ghazis were inagnifleently led m
by three men with standards, and
charged right into the British lines. s
Some of them succeeded in getting _
around the flank of two squadrons ot
lancers, who charged on the main
body. A considerable number also
got through the line of infantry in
the centre, and nearly reached Gen. v
Stewart and the headquarters of his
staff. In stopping these and defer d
ing the guns on the right the two S
squadrons of Punjapb cavalry made
several brilliant charges, and did d
great execution. The action lasted,
an hour, whent the enemy retired.
from the hills to the plain, leaving o
over 1000 dead and removing as t
many wounded. The British loss is d
17 killed and 126 wounded.
The South Carolina Republican I
delegates will bo for Grant, while
Ohio goes for Sherman. Pennsylva
nia will send an unpledged delega
tion to Cincinnati. Indications are t
that Illinois will go for Blaine or
Washburne. Grant stock seems to
be going down.
The newspaper's of the Crescent a
City are giving the police the very
mischief. The "peelers" are a little L
too handy with their clubs and pis- -
tols. A reporter of the City Item was
set upon the other day by two of I
them and most brutally beaten on a
account of a paragraph appearing in
the local news column. t
Thie suave and festive Acklen, he
of "the smile childlike and bland,"
having been repudiated by the Dcem
ocrats of his district, Icels that alI
outrage has been perpetrated upon a
him. Believing that the country w ill
go to the dogs, if he leaves the halls
of Congress, lie is about to enter the
lists as a free lance candidate. Will a
not the republicans of the third dis- ý
trict take up his cause as they usually ý
do, for those who are left out in the
cold at Democraatirc noa,,iaations.
It looked like a bultedlly. It had
wings. Hle chased it; he caught it,
and sure enough it was but a fly.
A Utica bootblack who was drivlen
out of that citfclaims to be a polish
NE W AD fle.ISl fNf  7,.
er Fred A. Blan a a Ir.': t,seortmlut of
New Can Fruit and New Fruit, such is the
New Orleans market affords. I also intend to
keep SODA WATER. with which I will en.
dleavor to aullt peolle of all tastes.
Respectfully. W. . P IRT.
Fin hotop l ic rah ,
For Picture Frames, Fine Oil Chromos in land.
somne Frames. Prices low as usual at
Baton Rouge Gas Light Company!
IN COMPLIANCE with provisions of Section
Three (3) of the Charter of the Baton Rouge
Gas Light Company, an election for ten direct ora
of said company, to hold their offices for one
year, will he held at the office of the company,
at Pike's Bank, on Third street, Baton Rouge, on
Monday, May 'S. 1880, between the hours of 9
A. M. and 3 1'. M. of said day.
Geo. IeuERSwON, Seec'y. aprl0td.
Entertainments. All orders addressed to
the undersigned will receive prompt attention.
v2n5y Box 223, Baton Rouge, La.
BRICKS on a Sugar Plantation. M nst
furnmsh his own moulds and labor. Address, sta
ting price per thousand burnt,
v2n9 3t. New Orleasn. Louisiana.
* N4tary Public, Port Allen, West BatoD
Rouge, La. Speial attention given to the col
lection of accounts, taking testimony under conm
mission, and to all other natters requiring the
attention of an Attorney or Notary in the parish
of West Baton Rouge. ap'24 v2nl3
N EW GOODS--Persian Ituect Pow
der, Hop Bitters, Balland's Flea
Killer, McMauan's Elixir of Opium,
Strictly Pure White Lead, Gold andt Sil
ver Paper,. l'isasue Paper, all colors, Jnu
colh's Cordial for Diiarrhu'a, etc., etc., at
every description, all Triple and 9uadralrle
cases, from $40 up at JOHN JOHNSON .
THIS PAPER maybe found n file at Ce
Igosract nP.Rowellu Co'r NewRspape
Advertising Burealu U1Spruce St.,wher,. adverti 1
ilageontrctsmaybe macde for itin NEW YORK.
o'eloti "
nTsimerms o
proe4 een1 . to•
Seveath Judie4al Diste
s ard ihrishR 1
B aturday, the 5th
Beisedt, , etwn te
entlek AM and for eleek id d
tAy rgt,.ai t.r itrt mon
tas 'Wdw,' in the
the above t enttledve tm
Seventh Jodicial Dotytot 'C a `t
sax bunriah and taafort la(
bounded not or freaalb e .
door o said arhd, ao
toeturday, the 6th diy oi ts .
meat, AD 1880, between thet hoit s tt er
l and four lock Mby the a dy,
althe righ M.tC. Mee i lat s the i.o the
fendaut,1L; ibtrhIn aub to lbs 5
desclred 15.m ,ooeko o
,edr ke~ee, P he o iast Rtu
A* certain tattier'anow
as 'Woodlawn' In the .of -] Jate
Rouge,, about d televen e mot e
TeRom , on Clay- , Ott
sipraxemont.d forty ers ATIke ,
bounded now or Ifobmerly on the noth tj{
outh by l, lands, eal by the Vdie3.
Batr o Boele, Da lnds of  . a8. J.en,
toWgethe with allre . e buldidsiai ed imptoew.
Sent tthereJ, bela section r m*ert, iof
township a even, snti range t sea , a th
Gtee Honorablend DiCourtrit, ad the ted to
rte 8erffc efed bparishe said eb d and will
frpose to publ. C. MGimn esy of the 1ou0t.
Jono, 1957. See Book N, folio 100of Ceaveyasa
houe, Rerder's of sid parce, Pariah of st Bates
Ro Sato ay, te 5th day of June
eiedxt A.to D. , ntween the ount of eleven
lent, interest and cost yilaht in the bof te
Defendan .nmbredtook, nd to the fit.
Telowng dsle-Catsh it propertybe f itof
w TAT. OF hOUISIAref Paridh of stdy
reek, Baton Rage, Davin th h by laudi e. lJ.
Westbrooh,. Nhe euth lante ai forl erlty now
Seven'.enth Judicial istri Courtwi , rh of
t Bamprton Roeuge.
By vio, frtue y a of writ of on 8ased in
the nabove entitled and numaereo oaes, hre
the Honorwnable Cortl taforesbyd, land directed to
the Oneritundred pareiah, I ve sised and wibyll
expoke to public sale. n t of the Couin exrt
house hundeer o said pariah, on
aftn nlyge, the rth enday of sJune
y.nnext A. ). 80 between thrange twof eleveast,
'clnd bA.ded ora by r. To'ela ., M.t by Johld
Carm ten right, title. nterest and olaimth of tlands
Deof Wendant. . ethrkoo , n k. and to te fol.
lowieg d to pay real soartt.y the mount of
is'. (tune euulre acres lrdedBandy
Creek, ~oeuelclu oun thin norh by
eourt, oret athe south y laimed to the r oewn
entitled b tdt. Iy d v Creekrd nd
WTerst by of le-l Bashler, with the buildingenetofap
prand mproement. J. , Sheriff.
9dMay Also, 18fty w80 of Vlad 3n Sandy Creek
bonded org the north by the above one hun.dre
acres, oaet by Bandy Creek, south by lands
known en Bartell tract, west y lands fi-merly
ow virtned b J. . Deha, on ed In the aboveo
and Liberty Inoed.
rd. nttlned and numbred acres of and purchased by
said S J. Weaasbraak frome Johnt WeCtbrook un
adjfromng the Hone ourt aore, the anid foS. J.
id tbrookh and to ate . I have Smith n ex
chane for the bove dsc front of ti acres, said
one hdd acre1880, beteeng a prt of a tract of
two unecri acr des, gituated on Little Sandy the
Creek, at abou ityfve ft i-two ules from th, Cito y
er with thn bRuildings aldc north end- ofvemet stIon.
Seized to pay and satisfy the amount of jadg.
mient, hlte'rest and coest clahueid in the above
entithed and numlerarl suit.
Terms of alae--c a clre, dit of twelve e monthsp
tp Ie h a twelvet. J. m t BT'd, with good andeI.
A vnl0 v . BATE, Sher13
QSTATE OF LOUISIANA, laeventeent Parih JCourt,
IsRle of Eath t mlntattf Johccgou, Ncholas Waen -
vs. Gent-8e IPell, Xo 11411.
iBy virtne of a owritoFIon Fa, Ised is the aborn
entetld and numbtred ceause , aand to m direte
directed frm the Hod Honortable aorid.rt, hn aode lot'
in and itar the arih and tAttat I afoeread, Id willex
I expose to Iphlie sle Iu front of the Courthouse
Io of w stld parishl, ont
turelany, the 18th daly of May,
next, A. D, 1880. between the hours of o'cf eloce
Shi k A. 4,n o'clotrkn r sle P. M. ofad dayriht,
on the wenttt inde cll of the public rd leading fleot
elatoin anol to "ayou Sara bt of t eight miles
from the city of Batm Ronge on cltaling thir
itein aeri,, more or lesisf- on te iad north o by laf
a of.t auxtr sti ofby airedd tul e raln, mesouth by
laurinds of esixtate of t. SIlerl g, atrd went by owner
entlk anow.d unar it.
Terms of srale--cah tlto oy idebte.v months
for bntl te J. vl. brinTES, Sherae.r
t t-t a THEwcT mTots' FTEUd, with OE1 aON
uof obt.c . Ellitt, dearitg itest ato. tlate Pro
Tbate. v LIINntOAevententh Jdiial ltlet Court, Panl.
Sginl stit ent. rh of astst Baton atone.
ouWher. as trs. Maittlfe C.Ell otctadme detradrix.
of the sTeesin of Robt. J. Ellott late of l
plrih, de2teae d, han this dayf iledt in theo ahoee
ircf tet ndersitned Clerk of atbld Conrt, hoa finaldet
Sexount of her admtdi stratiI n of thesaid sueetasioa.
lNotice is hereby given to all es interte
nexto show au.. le (. abtwy they ) withona tendayve
fm the first llow blicataon eritl , t-lotal ap. to
a c:tont approved, homoloutl-tdt l and maded, towit
A ttju e tgmen t aof l af ad ad n thi arourt.h
Gon tvein ucnder ant y ta d re d l of aed Courtont
this-t, n- day or prsl, bo..D. orth 1880. y
l2 B.J. . BRYAl.: Clerk.
S of Lt.Mrs.. iMarylt C, eunard. No. 1381.5 Prote.
- evenSe-nth Jndcial Iistiict Court, Parish of
I CfEatst at n Rouge.
fWhaereua. Ant-tie C.onsnard, atdmlatrator of
the atcersiotn of Mrsht. aJ. Cosllinatt.r, late ofsd
arid ah, lrhdeaed, res this fLyilced in the oflee of
thle indetlrmigetld Chlerk of eait Coutrt a final a
acumnt of hisr admnisttration of said sunecssaion.
Notic is lheereby given to all persona intere'ted
to show ecane (If aey they have) within ten days
frotm the first punblictaltian of thisai whyu
Ssail final alount shol b no t o me at as ea hIll - u
mohated, apnd r ade.the final judgment acli the
Cort. Given alunder my hand bd anla l ofs Corte,
this, 223d day of April .. 1)80.. .
n2l3 E.L. YOODDE, DepAtyA: Clerk.
Sof dra.lryg Citatalnlard. No. 1381. Proate.
vPrientt ce-nts, nailed to any addt ri on f
cspt atof price.
t l LOT of Young t-age Treey for transp, late of
itl arinhegc, Iacan e tained by iappl ng atole theof
lc- atar Mills, w York. Ctrt a f n and fresh supplya
of aliced las lerh r, which to wll anol at a reastn
enm tie flgtre. Wplin of this noti G. why
SaOi l INGS, acca iamt solnd, Amethyst, Careo.
S Pthi ivn and E ngraved Gold Rnal otoe, at e,
J2dtyo JOHNA8pri 8.S.
n1I T. L. WOOf)TE-- , f utysh Clefork.ia
A T.goods. David & Iarig. tlt

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