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W. A. I UmEWs b... ........ hbUs-er BATON ROUGE SEPT. 10, 1881. J. G. 8efton, the well known actor, is dead. He was about 70 years old. The recent census shows the pepula tion of India tp be two hundred and fifty-two million. Troops are being hurried into the In -dian country for the purpose of exter minating the warlike tribes. The Lebanon Shakers number 350, two-thirds of whom are women and girls, and their property is valued at $1,500,000. Seven new stores have been built in Beaumont, Texas, within the past forty days, and as many dwelling houses. Life in that town! New York has a law which prevents a man sending his wife back to her pa rents for support. Matrimony is getting less attractive every day. A Virginia lady refused to marry a ball headed man, though he was a mil lionaire. She explained: "We'd have a fan4ly fight sometime, and no hair to catch hold of." An authority says that Pennsylvania's great coal supply will be exhausted in another century. Every provident man will see the necessity of laying in a supply at once! The Governors of the States have gen erally responded to the invitation of the Governor of Pennsylvania and appoint ed days of fasting and prayer for the recovery of President Garfield. A subject of discussion before an agri cultural society is: "Which is the greatest nuisance, the Canada thistle, the white daisy or the English Spar row 1" Coco would knock the socks off of any of these things. Senator Hoar is announced to deliver an address on "Christian Education at the South." A little less puritanical ed ucation at the North might have made the dear Senator hate the Southern people lass. One hundred unskilled immigrants arrivel at Castle Garden one day last week, and were immediately employed for the railroad work at $1.50 per day. They could not do as well in any other land on the face of the earth. For the first time in many weeks the Republican party has made a display of morality. TA notorious "Lo" Sessions, the professional briber of the New York Legislature, has been defeated for State Senator in the Salamanca district. This is encouraging. The Vicksburg Commercial has come to the very sensible conclusion that "'in no portion of the country is intimidation as a fine art so constantly practiced as in New England, New York, Pennsylvania, and especially wherever manufacturing interests are weighty and employees numerous." Congressman Cox writes of the Nor wegians : "We see no beggary, no poor houses or jails; we hear of no crimes or violence, no locks are needed upon the doors. Drunkenhes is rare. They love music and flowers, and are devoted to their faith and their families. They are never idle. Even the girls are knitting, while attending sheep and cows." In some localities of Indiana and Illi nois farmers are forced to keep constant watch to prevent the burning of their t'ences and croips by fires started by sparks from passing locomotives. This is quite a novel state of affairs, but the protracted drouth has so completely parched the stubble Lelds that they are like a piece of tinder which a spark will instantly ignite. A bitter commentator writes to the Indianapolis Herald: "The mranner in which the l de-dah young men of the period uncover the billiard-ball-sized knobs, that stand to them in lieu of heads, when meeting ladies, canu only be eanaled in grace by the tinancial secretary of an organ-grinder, when he removes his head covering for the pur pose of making Ln assessment." SThe steamer Wyoming, from Liver pool, 3d inst., for New York, took our. T50 Mormons for Great Salt Lake, from Great Britain, Switzerlnd aand Germa -ny, the two latter coutributingojver two hundred. Including the foregoing more than two thousand Mormons have left Liverpool thias summer. Some provi sion should be made to stop this busi ness. It is a dis;grace and an outrage. Thie little edit(ors of the Spider Web, remind us of the Dutchmna :and his pigs. lie wanted to tell a woul-le purchasec that the nalhst pig was the oldest, and put in this wise: "Mine friend, the !eetlest pig is de biggest pig." His wRie inttrruptel tby explain lug: "H. no tJlk Fuglish goot. Vhat be vnt.s to say is dis-the biggest pig is do eetlest pig." Thie oldest Spider Web editor is by far the smallest, but be talks lounly: about his "little broth ,r"just begiihng to learn type-setting. r The following a;dele, the N. O. Pioayaue, p ehtA the Wl resulte of the dro t U so Und - a curately that we feel itoorduty toi place it before our readers. It will of convince them that what we have el stated is true-that the farmers must R ir, do something to protect themselves to from the high and disastrous prices th' which provisions will command dur- be d ing the coming year. ' The prices of provisions are higher now than our living limits jautify : n- The Picayune Saturday morning wI referred to the widespread and disae trous drouth which is afflicting the 0, country from the Carolinas to Texas thl id aI d'from Nebraska to Pennsylvania Ki st and Virginia. Since then our dis- thi patches and correspondence, .and m( in also the mass of information brought no by to us by our exchanges, all go to va 8. make up a chapter of misfortune gr which has both a dark and a bright on i, side. It has a very dark side in so thi a.. far as it shows that the corn and ig other grain in injured very seriously ed indeed, the forage burned up and the dr; hay crop lessened, vegetables de- the creased and cotton hurt; and this as- in re pect is somewhat relieved, first by in t the promise of rain, which has al- bo ready fallen in small quantities in bu Nebraska, Missouri and other States, ne n and second, by the rising prices, pa which will lessen the losses of farm ers and planters, and tend to equalize str the burden throughout the land. The reports of the daily stage of Ti - water in the rivers are sufficient indi- asn e cations of the extent of the drouth. on Of course navigation is crippled mf under such circumstances. At Louis- qu ville during the month of August the bl i rain fall was only fifteen hundredths its e of one inch. At Richmond, Va., the ,w James river is lower than the oldest bu F citizens have ever seen it. The falls reach to within a few yards of the foe Richmond and Danville bridge. The em 3r scarcity of water in Richmond and tw bt Manchester, Va., is unprecedented, ba 1- and cannot continue longer without Le causing much additional suffering n and inconvenience. From all parts thi of Virginia come discouraging re- an es ports of the condition of crops. A ;t drouth has been nearly universal in ree d that State. On high lands the corn is a failure, much of it being cut for Y fodder, and tobacco will make only half a crop of poor quality. In the e fine yellow tobacco districts the se- tor if verity is noted. In North Carolina uti i, (except along the coast, where the Ro k season has been good for corn and bei 0 cotton) want of rain has occasioned thi l great suffering. Cotton is small and fro shedding; corn is nothing in high alit o lands; tobacco is poorer than ever Th n before. In South Carolina, the re- col s gion west of Columbia will produce Re Y no corn, and but 80 per cent. of cot- Ce " ton. In East Tennessee and West cat Y Virginia, corn, tobacco and grain are Le C failures. Copius showers are report- in ported in the valley of Virginia, Inl which may save something there. le Dispatches from all sections of Penn- an r sylvania show great damage. Rivers the c are lower than ever, springs and wells 4( C almost dried up, corn beyond recov- I ery, wheat half a crop, no second Co crop of hay, no plowing, grist mills nel shut down in the lumber region, price tre of butter and milk rising, and water Ly is said to be actually carried in oil Al t tanks to farmers and others. ane Reports from various parts of New bal York and neighboring States say that at the drouth is the most severe for y years. Farmers are digging potatoes o to save what they can. Many fruit k and shade trees are dying. "Stock re quires feeding, and cisterns are dry- per ing up. Ne In North Louisiana our correspond Sence and exchanges indicate damage ie d to cotton, sweet potatoes and corn. S f We suppose the anticipations regard r ing cotton somewhat exaggerated; l 1 but corn and potatoes must suffer. l Some of our country exchanges me think that the truth ought to be told l 'about the cotton crop. So do we, but sur what is the truth? Perhaps the the t general alarm may prove not justified S--cotton can stand a great deal of me drouth. For instance, it is said in orE SNorth Texas that cotton will hardly p01 Syield above a third of an average crop. But we question whether the lose will be serious. In Southeast Missouri Ha there is the little old corn, and sales on have been made as high as $1. d We have published reports from hea Mississippi indicating a very short Yo crop; in places from one-fourth to wa one-half a erop is expected. We hope the fears are exaggerated. mor Northwestern Arkansas appears to i he an exception to the general losses. i Whteat, oats, rye, hay, sweet potatoes ano .and Irish potatoes are reported full ao crops, corn three-fourths. In Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, many collieries have been compelled Agul tobe. een Yray of tl ae Ohio 1 bto a alle lt re eitý a b +rrel1 in this:g it supply is scant, and pi a. s to go to famine rates. Navtk ,,o.o Sthe Mifssissippi is gettngdiffoultven r- below Vicksburg. of e' . SA NMOT HAT. A recent warm l t. Louis, whe$ the thermometer marked near- I ly la0 degrees, reminded a corres ponment of the Globe-Democrat of 'i the memorable "hot Monday" in I Kansas nineteen years ago. He says .that for over six weeks the ther I id momleter had ranged above 100, and I t nothing but wind-storms had pre o valleyd. Not a spear of grass was e growing on the prairies; the leaves on the trees were withered, and only I 10 the s~ubs of the coin-stalks remained I d to deQote where corn had been plant- t y ed; bven the earth baked as in a i 1e dry kiln had been blown away fromi the grass ard left the roots dangling i - in the air.' The prolific peach trees I ' in the valley of the Marais du Cygne, bore fruit that year only the size of n butternuts, though the stones were nearly of full size, and the mammoth I pear~ shrunk to the size of dwarfs. I On; the Monday in question a e stron'g, hot southwest wind com mencded blowingearly in the morning. ( 3 The 4ir became red and quivering, - assurping the appearance of a sirocco on the great. Sahara desert. The I d mercury rose to 110 in the shade in a 1 s quiets place, to 115 where the wind I e blew; No man or beast could face I its fiery fury. Men's faces and hands I 1e wereiblistered and peeled in walking but 4 few hundred yards. A dozen I is or more dead bodies were afterwards 1 le founl on the prairies. A party of 1e emigrants, crossing the divide be d tween the Neosho and Cottonwood, it barely saved their lives under the I wagon covers, while forty head of 4 ig cattly perished. People throughout I the Territory closed their windows o and doors in residences, and sprin A kled the floors with water to assist respiration. n __1 S ' iHE FRENCH ELECTIONS. e Final returns of 64 second ballts I tor members of the Chamber of Dep- t a uties show that 56 Republicans, 3 t 08 Royalists and 5 Bonapartists have e d been elected. TheRepublicans have d thus gained 10 seats; namely : 7 d from Bdnapartists and 3 from Roy- E h alist4. The Republican loss is 2. r The pew Chamber, without counting t colonial deputies, will comprise 459 t e Republicans comprise 39 of the Left 4 SCentre, 168 of Left, 206 of Republi can iUnion and 46 of the extreme e Lefti Among the notable features 1 - in second ballots are M. Revillon, SIntransigeant, polling 1297 votes in * Belleville against 3590 for M. Sykes, i i and M. Ranc, Republican Union, in : the Ninth Arrondissement, polling Is 34Q2; against M. Farcy, Radical, I -1353. M. Brest, displaces M. More, I d Conservative Iepublican. M. Bon- I net lu Verdier and M. Hugesw, ex- I e tremj Radicals. have been elected at r Lyons and Marseilles respectively. I i A later intelligence shows that Raue and Murat were successful in the t ballotting, and were not defeated as at tirst repprted. A few days ago a man calling him self Walter Harmon made his ap- 1 pear4nce in Shreveport and repre senteSi that he was an agent of the New York Mutual Life Insurance Comirany, with authority to organ ize local boards in the several cities ' South. These boards were to con sist o" ten members each, and would Salso le constituted boards of assess ment for the purpose of effecting loans on real estate at the nominal t sum .f seven per cent., he stating the oedmpany had several millions to loan in the South. Further, all members taking part in the board or organization must take at least $5000 policies on their lives. A board was soon organized and everything seem ed to be moving along swimmingly, Harmon collecting the first payment a on tlhe life policies, when he was dropped on and a dispatch to the headquarters of the company in New York, and an answer received that be was a fraud. ie was gobbled, and after beimg compelled to give up the money hlie had collected (several kun dlred dollars) was placed in jail. It is wonderful how easily some people are duped. Six months from now another Iraud could perpetuate sa simr ilar swindle on the samne people. Reed's Gilt Edge Tome eres Dumb o Ague. l that p t . epted. ' r' i. olak_ were tendered to of the ral 'a Major Burke for the same. At the usual hour for dept the train the members bordd.~he special eat provded for the occasio; and in due time were safely lande0 the Crescent City. They assembled at Moreau's restaurant on Canal Street, where a table had been spread loaded with all the good things which the noted caterer of that establish ment knows so well how to provide. Besides the Members of the Press go ing from Baton Rouge, there were present g Mr. Bigney, editor of .the City Item, Messrs. Page M. Baker, Lever and Walker, of the Democrat Staff, Mr. Dupree formerly of the Democrat and other gentlemen whose natnes we do not ,ow remember. Speeches were made by Messrs. Burke, of the Democrat, Jastremski, of the Baton Rouge CAPITOLIAN, Bentley of the Donaldsonville Chi f, and Reed, of the Amite, City Inde pendent, touching the great good to be accomplished by an Assopiatlon of the Press of Louisiana. Messrs. Big ney and Baker also made some re marks in relation to past efforts to organize an Association in Louisiana, reiterating the sentiments expressed by the other gentlemen as to the good that may accrue in event of success in their present efforts. Upon adjournment from dinner, the guests were invited to the Demo crat Office by Major Burke, to witness the operations of his new steam pow er press and the mode of terotyping. This monster press has the capacity of turning out three hundred papers a minute, or eighteen thousand an hour, folded ready for distribution. The energy and enterprise mani fested by Major Burke, in working up for the South a paper calculated to fill the acquirements of the public cer tainly entitle him to the generaus support of the people, Gen. Wickham, the leader of the Straightout Republicans of Virginia, refuses to go with his old associates to Mahonism, and declares his purpose to Daniel in preference to self-staltifi cation and abasement. For this he is bitterly denounced by the Republican papers as a "renegade," "traitor," hypocrite," etc. The same papers applauded Mahone's apostacy and became parties to his spoils traffick ing at Washington. A special dispatch from Marquette, Mich., says that a powder explosion occurred at 8 A. M., Tuesday in the packing house of the Lake Superior Powder Company. Eleven men were blown to storms, and small portions of their bodies were found in all directions. The building was totally' destroyed, and no one sur vived to tell the cause of the acci dent. A convict in the Missouri Peniten tiary studied the conduct of the Catho lic chaplain so closely that on escap ing from the prison he was able to make the Catholic clergy of Halifax believe he was a priest. In that character he stole $400 from a woman who went to him for confession. He' is now back in a cell. THEt PRESIDENT. - On Tuesday1 morning the President was removed from the White House to Long Branch, where it is believed thai the 1 pure air will hasten his recovery. The 4 removal was accomplished with com parative little difficulty, and the on- I ly susceptible effect upon the invalid was to slightly quicken his pulse. 4 We anxiously awaitthe developments at Long Branch. The Georgia Legislature passed the I temperance bill signed by the joint committee of 27. It provides that on I the petition of one-fourth of the qual ified voters of any city in the State the people in said municipality shall have at right to hold an election to decide whether intoxicating liquors I shall be sold in the limits. It alsoi provides that no intoxicating liquors I shall be sold at any given point in the country, except with the consent ( of a majority of the qualified voters 1 living within three miles. i ofteh tio aof so.hae l de does ao providefont e i t: nt# ar u th government ios M g Iio place of the first, in 'ase nof thi1. The conti-t-op- aeic , Itan 'In case of the, Wso al fie Pri el t. from office, rf of vi death, esig tion or inability to e powers and daties ofrthe searii the same shall devolve aon ta President.' Is it not. lear from t language that the office of PrtheyI in case of inability devolves upt the Vice President under the sa~ii conditions and, with the same conse quences as in the ease of reiponvt resignation or death? 'r)'he last clause of the section confirms tbi view, and Congress may provide by law for the reihoval, death, resigna tion or inability both of' the Prei dent and Vice President, toolarlwy which o~cer sh l act as Prf nsInt, nad whith officer shall act aptilBp disabllitZ is."enoved or a Presidnt shall be elected. Every studen of the constiatutop ecan understand this difference indte language of the two. It was the iintetion of the fathers to keep the hands of Congress away from the creation ofa President. An officer receiving his title from Con gree, was not to be tolerated in the presidential office one moment lon ger than the emergency required. This jealousy did not, etend to the Vice President. This ooficial was brought itto existence for no other purpose than to take the prsideb.tlal offiee in case of emergency., His po sition in the Senate was jan after thought and merely incidental to the main purpose of his office. Deriving his title from the same source as the President, and extending over the same period of service, he was not regarded by the constitution as a creature of Congress, ahd hence no fear was apprehended from his hold ing the full term. POREST FIRE1 IN THE WEST. The long continued drocth in Mieb gan renders everything favorable for running o flres fields and woods, and these are inflicting immense damage. Reports are beginning tocomein from all quarters of the los of crops, stock, farm buildings and fences, and it is feared that the devastation will be widespread and that great suffering will be entariled upon the farmers, whose entire personal property and crops will be swept away. Several villages are also threatened. The lit tie town of Richmondville, Santiac county, is reported as completely wiped out last night, and 80 persons are said to burned to death, and num bers ofothers more or less seriously injured. In a similarmanner several other villages are reported as burned, but the rumors cannot be verified. Reports are beginning to arrive from the northern and northeastern por tionse of the State, bshowing a terrible condition of affairs. The long con tinued drouth has rendered every thing asdry as tinder, and numerous "flushinge" or partly cleared tracts of land covered with brush, decayed timber and other inflammable mate rial afford the best possible medium for the rabid spread of the flames car ried by thre high winds which have been prevailing. Santie and Huron countiesare scenes of the greatest destruction, which is growing posi tively appalling in character. Hun dreds of farms have already been re dyued to blackened ashes. The stocek, crope, farm buildings and fences, all have been swept away. Men, women and children have been overtakei by the flames and several lives ar*, known to have been lost. It is feared when the full accounts are received that tie loss of life will prove terrible. I The little hamlets of Anderson, Richmond and Charlekton, in .Sani ilac county, are all rqportcd to have been wiped out, while Port Hope Verona Mills and Badake, in Huron county, are reported wholly or part ly tbrned up. The people are flock ing to the shore of LTisre Huron from ainn Y : ~i~e the O w yett - bea oog"i r,} % ; he having yet btiaylig friendehip of` the iMeiadoiif3Rolcoei whoe bnly await th ) the many insults to -their id6o, aid wh& Warren anad i ed Ohio to Iepbli. A grand ball, p te n byf beauty and chivalry of the African p ulaston of LakeWashington, X Les wast held on the 3d nst. Joy.. relgned eg preme till Heater Joee, impelled by. the green-eyad : onster, whichb is ever present on these festive oceilons, drew from her hip pocket the deadly razor, which, it may be remarked, is alsioever present at these delighitf ietunln, and proceeded to carve*St yto*si hf her sable sisters, Martha Price, ssk*. Wilson and Patsy Crowders. The wounds are severe, but not ily ri fatal. Mothes. 3toot m, Mothi Y,. Are you disturbed at-night bokqk. of your rest by a sick chipl oefrip and crying with the exrueoiatg pal. of cutting teeth ? If so, go.at once and get a bottle of Mrs. Warstow' Soooru a N YRUP.; It will relieve the poor little sufferer immediately-=depend upon it; there is no mistake about it. There is not a mother on earth who has ever used it, who will not tell you at'once that it will'etgulate the bywels and give rest to the mother, and relef and health to the child, operating like magic. I·t is perfectly safe to use in all eases, and pleasant to the teaste, and is the preo scription of one of the oldest and best female physicians and nurses in the United States. Sold everywhere. 25 cents a bottle. ,ln81y A Cough, Cold or Sore Threat should be stop ped. Neglect trequently results in an Incura Ible Lung Dieae or Oonumption. Bnown'~s Baoxcni.A TBocse are certett to gl r.igf 1S Aethma, Bronchitls, OouwhAs. OtarrA, Coiwmp tion and 17ro0at Diues, For thirty years the troches have been reeommeaded by physileans and always give perfect satlafacton, They are not new or untried, but having been teeted by wide and constant use for nearly an entire gen eration, they have attained well.merited rank among the few staple remedles of the age. Pub l.e Bpeakher and 89ngrsa use them to clear and strengthen the Voie. Sold at 5 cent. a bos everywhere. STOLEN. $to AEW.ARD. rTOLEN-From the .a undetied, on the S night of thed ist, a LEa s-ay E re, of short, heavy-set form, branded 0. ." on rigbthouider; on her righthi bh she ha.. a white spot about the size o ver dollarw sh isabont ten ers of age. The above reward will be paid for her delivery to me Bt1t RBauge, or where Ioan et posemdo L NEW ADY VTIBBJMENTS. RIBDVILLA S IINIRlY READVILLA SEMINARY will re;opel on the firet Monday in Ootober. For $Jman and Cirelare, address, MRS. M. W. aEAD, iaton Rouge, La. COOPERA' E -DY NICHOLAS MICHAL........apesatendent St. PkiKp Street, Batoii Rouge. a. HOGSHEADS, BARRELS AN) HALF Barrels manufactured t6 order. it ontracte especially solcited. Good work perfect aftlsfaction guaranteed. sigm IN THE MATTER OF TE BUCf JESIONe IofTHOMAS DEVALL, d No.1427, Probate Seventeenth Judldi Dist et Court, East Baton Raouge. WHEREAS, Gilbert C. ] lis, of 4id Parish and State has this day filed the of of the undersigned Clerk of said Co rt, an *plicatton tobe appointed Administra of theabove en titled and numbered Succeei |. Notice is hereby riven to a pereon interest Uo sow auae (if ay th, a) vlthln ten . ufrom the firt publ t of t is notice Wny said application should ot be ated. Yveifunder my hand and ati of id Court tbhis, 7th day of September, A D. 18811 B. F.: IRYAN. Clerk, Blank Bo kes. LEDGER--Single and Jonble--Journalsr Records. etc. . , M.'HAMBERS, Next to Pike's HI, Third streets. Coco Coces I Half Pound Tlns, fInest l P ily Groery of A ,L.