The Times Picayune New Orleans LA 8 January 1868 Dr. Matherly
' - ' Louisiana. A yellow man, who had beaten Dr. Math - erly of Tensas parish, who had accused him of stealing cotton from him while in his em - nloT and who is accused ol beimr a verv bad character generally, guilty of arson during the war, etc, was killed oy a strange white man named Lee. to whom he had eiven no provocation on general principled Lee drove him out df - a store "and shot him down. and then made his escape, but returned after going two miles, laid down by a tree and . - went to sleep, and was thus captured and Drought m. A company of 20th TJ. S. regulars is now stationed at St Joseph. .The planters of Tensas are about to agree on me terms oi laoor contracts wita ireea men. ; A negro named Thomas Stark' has been found drowned in Bayou Plaquemine. He had been m town, got drunk, and lost his balance crossing the bayou. There have been two deaths by yellow fever within a week past in Cypremont, in St. ' Mary parish. There is to be an 8th of January celebra tion ai Franklin, and Gen. Hancock is invited to attend. - , Some negroes, accused of horse stealing in St. Landry, are in jail in Franklin. The necrose necrose of St. Mary threatened to rescue them. but the determined attitude or the watte peo pie and the advice of some sensible black men prevailed over the incendiary advice of the vagrant white tiacoDins.