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Here shall the Press the people's right maintain, unawed by influence and unbribed by gain."
(JjjSÏMMj} ïlepuMiran.
Welt Feliciana.
pj^y-Tand Friday-* »t 4 P. M.
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■ Of Now York.
Of Missouri.
|vepredicted, Horace Greeley
{ Giatz Brown, have received
nous endorsement of the
W re Convention. The Cincin
Platform was also adopted.—
all give full particulars in our
, D. H. Hill,,think« Mr. Gree
" liberal, frank, generous
utronomer at Madras has been
g into prison for not preventing
e (linstrous cyclone, and is likc
iave his own wind stopped if he
s any thing else of the sort.
I of the Central I'ark leopards
lok to claw a little boy into his
te other day, but only succeed
I getting a small part of hini.
lance of the boy will get well.
hiam Gullen Bryant proposes to
]l2,500 to the town of Cuinming
(Massachusetts, where he was
in the third of December, 1797,
Impended in establishing a libra
lich is to be built of stone, and
located as near the centre of the
Èr little Sunday school scholar
main, was deluded into learn
i verses of the Bible, iu four
by the promise of a book.
|gave him Hitchcock's analysis
BiMr, Ho swapped it for a
kded knife and a peck of hickory
lté Long Branch item informs
pirting public tlint "Genernl
[< turn-out, presented to liim by
Tliwphy and others, excited con
ble attention." His other turn
I be presented to him next Fall
(Liberal Republicans and others,
fcite more.
Boston Transcript says :
u the Americans shout 'God
le Queen' and Englishmen play
tor Spangled Banner,' amid the
t huizas, it says to all the world,
n «s sunlight • We don't want
Eil- If we fall out, mark you,
oar work, but the fault of the
p is au effort on foot in New*
i exclude unmarried men from
rkingmen'g unions. They are
letuous, and not willing to let
P°ngh alone. Having no wives
pie responsibilities, they compel
J »to have these legal attach
|to strike when the iron is not
4 do more harm than good to
I story is told of Ben Butler's
%s that a Yankee obtained
I opinion how to recover the
a which a neighbor's dog
P°ng and ate. He was advised
®nte and recover for damages,
îdog was yourn," said the
>k«e. Butler opened his
e, asked him what the ham
, was told five dollars, paid
#ey, and then demanded a ten
he astonished native for
p qualifications should be pos
a Britisis inspector of nuis
a y 1b seen from the fact that
It *hen the Chelsea Vestry
•Oct an officer, of the candi
1®° - Ared themselves one des
'ttœlf as of "respectable ap
,'| »»other was " five feet
^uudus high," another was a
f oitite Ghurcli uf England,"
ûet lid not « remember any
°e <hiiahö6d.".n
A mass meeting will be held at
the Court House, in St. Francisville,
on Saturday the 20th inst., for the
purpose of ratifying the nomination
of Horace Greeley and B. Gratz
Brown, and the adoption of the Cin
cinnati Platform.
All who concur in this opinion, ir
respective of political opinion, are
cordially invited to be present at the
time and place above mentioned.
Mk. Emtok :—I have just return
ed from a pleasure trip to Baton
Rouge, invited by the Internal Reve
nue Commissioner and escorted by a
Deputy Marshal, to answer the hein
ous offence of having lived in this
Parish in 1870, and not practicing
my profession, and consequently de
frauding Grant out of §15 and Whit
tier, DeGrey & Co., out of $27 45 ;
the said DeGrey swearing that he
assessed me for the same ; he is a
consummate liar and scoundrel. I
never saw the man in my life that I
am aware of and I know I never
spoke to either him or Whittier. If
gentlemen are to be taken from their
homes and business on the false affi
davits of Grant's thieving officials, it
will certainly endear Grant to them
and I for one cannot see how they
can avoid voting for the ex-tanner,
especially as he is aided by a cobbler.
I paid Mr. Henderson $42 45, and
he would only give me u receipt for
$15. Now what will become of the
remainder, echos answer, what ? It
will never reduce the public debt a
dime, I am very certain. May I
never have the pleasure of another
visit to the Holy employees of U. S.
We certainly are thankful that the
Army and Navy have been reduced
in size since the year 18G8 ; that
they are less burdensome to the na
tion, at least in a pecuniary sense,
and that the money which might
have been lavished on idle ships and
idle regiments remains in the Treas
ury. We rejoice that tho country
bos been prosperous, tho revenue
large, the debt diminished, and the
nation's credit sustained ; but when
we are called upon to give President
Grant, or even the Republican Con
gress, credit for these blessings, we
respectfully demur. There is a mid
dle ground between an economical
and a corrupt administration. Econ
omy is a positive quality. To ad
minister a great public trust with
wise economy is not Bimply to ab
stain from embezzling the frauds.—
If the claim which is put forth in
support of the economy of the Presi
dent and Congress has any founda
tion, we are to look for it in the or
dinary matters over which thé Presi
dent and Congress have control.
Had the Government maintained
the Army and Navy on a war foot
ing, they would have committed an
outrage. Much money has been
saved by reducing the military and
naval establishments, but whether
more could not be saved we have no
means of knowing. We wish to Und
out whether or not the Grant Ad
ministration has been economical,
and to do this we must select proper
objects for comparison.
The expenses of Congress itself
seem to fulfill this requirement—
Now we find that the cost of the
XLth Congress, from June 30,1867,
to June 30,1869, was $6,651,074, in
cluding books, and that of the XLIst
Congress from June 30, 1869, to
June 30,1871, was $11,923,042. We
find no evidence of economy here ;
but, on the contrary, a startling in
crease in the bill. We are at a loss
to conceive what we had for all these
millions. It scarcely seems possible
that the XLIst Congress was worth
five millions more than the XLth.
Next we will compare the cost of
the Executive Department. Under
this head are embraced the salaries
of a great number of office-holders,
including nearly all the big and lit
tle officials at Washington. We are
told that Johnson's administration
was notoriously profligate, and it is
commonly believed that Grant is
immensely less expensive than John
son was. Yet we find that the last
two yoavs of Johnson's administra
tion consumed $12,850,220, while the
first two of Grant's run up to $18,
709,482. The latter sum does not
include two millions expended for
compiling the census returns. The
Judiciary, too, increased their ex
penses from $4,849,389 in 1867-9, to
$5,9H1,2G2 in 18G9-71. Neither in
the legislative, executive, or judiciary
departments, do wo find the Grant
administration less expensive than
The mint, assay offices and sub
treasuries, which cost $2,291,055 in
1807-9, rise to $2,944,877 in 18G9-1.
Foreign intercourse, including sala
ries of ministers and consuls, was
maintained at an expense of $2,470,
810 in 18G7-9, and of $3,095,150 in
1869 71. Johnson collected the cus
tdms for $14,543,448 in 18G9-71 ;
Grant for $14,802,528. The Indians
were experimented with for about
$10,900,000 for tho two years by
both administrations. Forts and
fortifications, river and harbor im
provements, public buildings and re
pairs of buildings, absorbed $14,
574,703 in 18G7-9, and $1G,420,15)1
in 1809 -71. But we will not weary
the reader with details. We make
the broad statement that there is
nothing in the official reports of
Government expenditures from 1807
to the latest issue to countenance in
the slightest degree the boast of
superior economy which is so boldly
made by the partisans of Gen. Grant.
It is not an easy matter for a great
and unwieldly Government, such as
that of the United States has now
become, to make progress in the di
rection of economy. For the last
three years, leaving out of the ac
count the Army and Navy, the pro
gress has been the other way. With
the President's peculiar management
of the Civil Service and tho subser
viency of Congressmen, what else
could be expected ? Let us hear no
more, then, of this false pretense of
economy as an argument for a sec
ond term of personal government
A noted tight rope walker essayed
to perform his perilous feats on a rope
extended across the streets of Norwich,
Chenango county, New York, during
a soaking rain storm. Just as he had
reached the centre, however, the fast
enings at the end of the rope parted,
and down came rope, balance pole,
performer and all, into the mud of the
street, falling a distance of forty feet.
The athlete was not much hurt, but
the incident furnished quite a sensa
tion for the people of Norwich.
Tho aggregate popular vote for
President in 1868 was about 5,788,000.
At the present time the population of
voters of alien nationalities, including
the colored voters, is as follows : Col
ored, 803,000, of whom 55,000 are in
the Northern, and 50,000 in the bor
der States. The Irish have 306,446,
being strongest in New York and
Pennsylvania. The Germans have
about 280,000; the Welsh, 71,000;
the Scandinavians, 34,426 ; the Swiss,
The statistics of pauperism in Eng
land are frightful. On the first of
January last the number of persons in
receipt of relief from the poor rates in
England and Wales was 981,042, or
one in twenty-three of the population;
of the number sixteen per cent were
receiving indoor relief and thirty-four
per cent outdoor relief. The most
significant part of the figures is that
of the pauper population 39,512 are
able -bodied adult males and 144,247
able-bodied adult females.
When the entire North was excit
ed with anger and revenge in conse
quence of the assassination of Presi
dent Lincoln. Mr. Greeley wrote
the following manly letter :
Office of the Tribune, )
New York, May 16,18G5, J
Mi/ Dear Sir —I have yours of the
8th, for which I thank you. I heart
ily concur with your view of what
should bo our national policy, and
am doing my utmost to have mercy
and magnanimity its ruling attributes.
Only let the late insurgents join with
us in saying slavery is no more, and
I think we shall gradually mould the
public will to our views. Just now
the assassination of President Lin
coln has made the North furious ;
but we shall out grow that. I shall
not hesitate to labor and suffer re
proach in the service of Heaven bless
ed charity and mercy.
Yours, Horace Greeley.
These are the views of a Christian
statesman, who was ready to suffer
reproach, and did so in stemming
the tide of indignant passion then
surging through the country.
Style Anions the Mormons.
A Salt Lake letter says : " When
the congregation was dismissed the
rustle of silks and the flashing of
diamonds attracted my attention,
and I saw many of the poor Mor
mon women gazing with longing
eyes on the rich dresses of their
Gentile sisters. The contrast be
tween saints and sinners was still
further heightened by the conduct
of the men. Tho Gentile men tuck
ed the arms of their pretty wives
under their own, and walked away
with a proud air, while the Mormon
women trudged on alone. How
could a Mormon husband tuck the
the arms of half a dozen wives into
his ? And, if ho escorted one, or
even two wives, how would the rest
feel ? If I wanted to break down
Mormonism I would put a dozen
French millinery stores in Salt Lake
City, give General Morrow, the mili
tary commander, $15, 000 or $20,000
to entertain with during tho winter,
and station a strong corps of good
looking young army officers at Camp
Julius Chambers, tho young New
York journalist, who is making a novel
excursion trip in a canoe from Lake
Itasca, the source of the Mississippi,
to its mouth, arrived iu Winona, Min
nesota, about Thursday morning of
last week, having been obliged by the
storm to stop at Fountain City over
The new anesthetic, chloral, or
chlor-alcliol, has been successfully ap
plied by Dr. Reieliardt, at Riga, to the
cure of Asiatic cholera. Iu some
cases, after taking a small dose (about
one-eighth of an ounce), the patient
went off into a hypnotic state, by
which the choleraic crisis was bridged
over, as it were, and when they awoke
the symptoms rapidly abated, and re
covery took place.
The undersigucd begs leave to inform Iiis friends
mill the publie generally, that liaviug met with en
couragement far surpassing his most sanguine ex
pectations, that lie does not propose to discontinue
business here, reports to] the contrary notwith
standing. He will give the same attention to his
friends aud customers as heretofore and will b
have charge of a Wharfboat, at the Steamboat
Landing, which will so increase his facilities for
transacting business, as to defy competion- He
will endeavor to merit a continuance ot the liberal
patronage heretofore bestowed. All articles iu
his line constantly for sale uuder the murkct
prices. Very respectfully«
j V 12-lm. E. W. WHITEMAN.
Pariah ofWeat Feliciana.
Pariah Court-No. 110.
Ill tho matter of tlie Succesaiou of Horace D. Vib*
bert, deeettßed.
IN OBEDIUKCB to an onler to mo directed from
the court aforeaaid, I will sell nt the iireutiaea
of the late Horace B. Vibliert, iu the towu of St.
Fraucisville. ou
Thursday the 25th day of July A D.,
1872, at the hour «f 11 o'clock A. M . of said day, the
following mentioned aud described property, to
* One lot of household and lcitchen furniture, one
bay mare, «ne sorrel colt, the contents and fixtures
of the store as Inventoried and belonging to said
Term» of «lté Ciwh
jy!) c&l «7 20.
5ß«.(ou £nra ^flvfrttecmcitts.
ii ko m a nr. K it,
Of Levy k. Adler,
Bayou Sara, I.a.
Of A. Levy & Co.
Jackson, La
Foot of the Hill, near the W. F. 11. II,
Bayou Sara, La.
Dealers iu
Dry GooiIh , Groceries, Wines & Liquor
In the dry goods department of our house will
be found all family necessaries, such as—
Sheetings all sizes and prices; American aud
French Prints; Shirtings, different grades;
Irish and Scotch Linens and Crash ; Cot
jonades ; Brown and Bleached Domes
tics ; Casiineres ; Vcstings ; Trim
mings; Fancv Articles, such as
Combs, Brushes, Perfumery,
Thread, Needles, Pins,
Rubber l'earl Glass,
Silk and Linen,
Wo have also a tine and well selected stock
fondles, (.cuts, boy« nnd MI nmün Hoots
mid Shoes*
An immense stoek 01 trimmed goods, for Ladles
and Misses, seleeted with great rare, which wo
oiler at prices which defy competition.
î ^Onr h lock being renewed every month, will
always be found fresh and of the first quality
Also on hand a large lot of furniture aud Plows
for sale cheap tor cash.
Wholesalegand retail Dealer in
Front Street, Jiayou Sara, La,
Fnncy and Staple Dry Hoods, .Votions &c
Iloseiry &c*
Gentlemen's and Boy's Furnishing Goods, Ladles
and Youths Dress Goods. French, English and
American Prints, Blcsiehcd and rnblca. l.ed Do
;;:cstics, .Kersey, Cottonades, Drilling, Tickings,
Sheetings aud Shirtings, Jeans, &c., Ate.
Wood anil Willow.Wnre.
My stoek of groceries is renewed almost daily
aud i will sell thenf at a slight advance from actua
cost for Cash* • , •
The highest market price paid'for Cotton.
^ »EC
Front Street, Bayou Sura, La.
Respect full v Informs the citizens of West Fclici
ana that he continues to keep first clat.s liquor
Whieli are served by polite bar-tenders.
A share of public patronage is solicited.
Burial Case Manufacturer & Undertaker.
Principal street. Bayou Sara. La.
Respectfully announces to the citizens of this
andailjoining* parishes, that he manufactures and
keeps (in hand a good assotimeiit Collins. Leaden
Caskets always on hand and for sale at reasonable
prices for mxh only.
A new and elegant Hearse with a tine span o!
horses can be secured at moderate rates.
jy| lit: ISEUT,
Tili, Copper anil Sheet-Iron Worker.
Maguire.s Old Stand,
Sun Street, Bayou Sara. La.
Citizens, Planters, and others, needing work in
his line, will please «end in their orders auu they
will I"' piumpl IV attended to.
Particular attention paid to Roofllng and Gutter
•piS Also, to repairing Cooking Stoves.
fsT^AU work guarauteed.
THE Tax Payers of the Parish and State afore
said, are hereby notified that we the under
signed Board of Assessors, located at the Court
House iu the town of St. Francisville, will have i.i
our hands the Tax Roll, for assessment, thirty days
from and after tlie first day ot August, A. D. IH72.
Parties interested art 1 » requested to attend the
assèssuieui of their property during that time.
FELIX V. LEAKE, Sheriff.
jy5-lin-fcl3 50. A. A. M1LLIKKN, Recorder.
B. S. L. 164 I. O. B. B.
HE members of Bayou Sara Lodge No. 1(12.1. O.
— B. B., will In-ar ill mind that the reuular meet
ing will be hehl on each Sunday at 4 o'clock P. M.,
or otherwise notified, at which all members ure
requested to attend. „ ,, A
1 8. WEIL, President.
M. L indhkim , Secretary. mylOtf.
\t will be I til ill fur eviiiüuee sullVient to louviil
liefere any ordinary .jui my |iiirlii s jilai i "h iilis;
(ructions ok the tract
Road Company
tiie West Feiieiana Rail
fpccial llotires.
What Dr« Crook's Wines of Tar will (lo ?
W fst A i.kxam»i<!a . O-. Oct. 25, dilti.
Proprietors Dr. Crook's Wine of Tori
G knti.kman : I am under great obligations toyon
for the benefit I derived from Dr. Crook's Wine of
Tar. And to those afflicted, I wish to make it known
that I had been suffering for sixteen mont lis with
a bronchial affection. I commenced using yotir
niediciue with but little confidence in its curative
powers. But after using the first bottle I found my .
health much improved, and after having taken six
lm »ttles, t am happy to state that I am entirely cur
ed and in the enjoyment of good health.
Yotirs, J ohn J. Con*.
Signs of tlx*. Zodiac.— A philosopher in the
West, grown into admiration of flic Cherry Pecto
ral, writes Dr. A.ver for instructions under whiuli
sign lie shall be bled, which blistered, and which
vomited, ami under which he shall take Ayer's
Pills for an affection of the liver ; also under which
sign his wi ould commence to take, the Sarsa
parllla for h aliment. He adds that he already
nows to wean his calves under Taurus, change
his pig» in Scorpio, cut his hair in Aries, and soak
his feet in Pisces or Aquurius as their condition
Schoolmasters, start for Wisconsin, and visit Mr
Haiu when you get there.— Loioell Daily New*.
The disffiilMefl di aitis, falsely called med
icines, sold in bar-rooms as 44 tonics" and 44 stom
achics," have nothing in com tu on tfitli Du. W al
kkk '. h V ixkoak B ittichs . That famous invigoraut.
does not owe its st imulating proprieties to fiery ailil
minitcrated Alcohol, but to medicinal roots and
herds never heretofore combined. The effect, of
the Bitters in cases of constitutional debility,
chronic indigestion, liver complaint, and all dis
eases feuding to consumption, is so marvellous
that except to those who have felt or witnessed
it, the result seems incredible.
The Commonwealth Co-Operative Com
pany.—To the working men of our State and coun
try, whose wages are. barely snflicient to provide
omfortdhlc homes for their families, and who de
sire to prevent want, misery, and perhaps «rime,
u»g their fatliericss little ones, this Company
rs special inducements of a liberal character,
the benefits of which are within the reach of all
and a failure to make such a donation to one's fain
ly amounts almost to a criminal neglect.— National
Jackson, Ln.
(Where he has been located nearly twenty years.)
HE has just returned from New Orleans, with
new stock and chemicals, and some new
iparatus, aud lias opened a gallery at Dir. I»
vhere he
, rtist.
Children's pictures taken in otic second, old pic.
turcs copied and enlarged, and large Photographs
and Landscapes taken to order.
lie is also associated with Mr. John Boyd, who is
prepared to cut stencil plates and key cheeks.
Call soon for any work in our line, as *• Time
is Money."
—-ukalkk in—
BookH nml .Stationary,
Foot of the IIIII,
Near the West. Feiieiana Rail Road traek.
Till? property situated in the town of Bayou
Sara, and now occupied by 31rs. C. Gorhatn.
For terms, Sic.
Apply to
$t. J.-WUc ^ili'fi'tisifWfiitis. *
J a I i K JMlTCUlSlAi,
Ferdinand Street, St. FraneisvilU, Lu,
Having lately made additions to my extensive
stoek of family and f
—srcii as—
Ladies Dress and Trimming floods, Gent's and
Boy's Furnishing Goods, Ladies, Missess aud
Infants Shoes, Cents' aud Boys Dress Boots
and Shoes, Brogans, Russets, Woolen
and Cotton Goods, English, French
and American Prints, Japanese
French and English Silks aud
Cloth 's, Laees ami Em
broideries, »Pocket
and Table Cutle
ry, Pins and *
Mv stock having been purclinsed for cash and
selling for cash exclusively, I am satisfied thai I
cau hohl out great inducements to the trading pub
lic. Mv stoek|consist in part of
Flour, Sugar, Coffee, Teas, Hams, Shoulders, Pork
Lard, Butter, Cheese, Candles, Coal Oil, Whisky
Brandy, Mackerel, Herrings, Cod Fish, Mac
aronv, Vermicella, Canned Fish, Can
ned Fruit, Potatoes. Onions, Pickled
Beef, Gun Powder, Drop Shot,
Crockery, Wood and Willow
ware, Smoking aud chew
ing Tobacco, Cigars,
Pi IK'S, also sport
ing Materials
and Goods
of all descriptions.
fïT All of which will tie disposed of at a slight
advance only above their original cost. Asking a
share of patronage troiu the public, 1 promise
satisfaction. *

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