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PUB SHED TRI-WEEKLY.
Oicial Journal of the City of
Henry L. Biossat, Business Manager
DFVMOC ATIC TICKET:
S~4MUEIL D. McENERY.
* For Atty. Genl.:
M. J. CUNNI 'GHAM.
For Treas urer
E. A. BURKE.
For Secretary of State:
0. 13. STEELE.
For Superintendent Public Education
.District and Parish Ticket
For State Senator:
DR. E. E. SMART.
For District Judges:
HIoN. W. F. BLACKMAN,
HoN. THOS. OVERTON.
For District Attorney:
JOHN C. WICKLIFFE.
i3. P. HUNTER, S. MEEKER.
DAVID C. PAUL.
GEO. O. WATTS.
DR. J. CASSON.
.Tar Mtagistrates, Alexandria Ward:
W. 0. McGiinsey, John P. Grogan.
Geo. F. Smith.
--Ta Episcopalians propose to
build a $500,000 Cathedral at Al
bany, New York.
-Ex-Gov. St. John, of Kansas,
serves notice on the Republican
party that if it fails to pot a prohi
iition plank into the National plat
form it will lose at least one mil
--XHza Independent Republicans
or New York favor the candidacy
.of Edamunds and Lincoln for Presi
dent and Vice-President. They are
.going to; Chicago in a strong body
to work for the nomination of that
--.ON the 7th the town of Opeli
sas elected the following officers:
George Pulford, H. E. Estorge,
Emile Pefferkorn, C. M. Thompson,
Joseph K. Same, V. K. Strabs and
Moses Green, Councilmen. Latter
two are eoloreid.
--GEO. W. Peck, the Wisconsin
humorist, lives in a $100,000 house
in Milwaukee-that is, the dwelling
cost that much, though Peck paid
only 840,000 for it. The costly
mansion was built by a millionaire
with a whim. It turns its back to
the avenue near which it stands
and faces the lake. The kitchen
windows overlook, the fashionable
.,promenade. Peck owns other real
estate in Milwaukee. ,
-CHAs. Barrett, of Ashburnham,
Mass., now ninety-six years old,
had his life insured for $1000 in
1846. Having reached the extreme
limit of life, according to the table
*morality on which the insurance
•company does business, the prebi
.dlent sent him the other day a
6cheok for the amount of his polidy.
3t is believed to be the only case
on record where a man has beaten
, t insurance company by outliving
a death policy.
THE CONSTITUTIONIAL AMEND
The Natchitoches Reviewo in dis
cussing the several amendments to
the Constitution that are to be voted
on this month. The following is
what it has to say on Nos. 3 and 4,
and it" might have added No. 5.
The Amendments have been no
ticed very little by the press, and
it is not too late to warn voters to
examine their ballots and see how
they are.voting on such serious mat
ters as changes in the organic law.
We entirely indorse the following
objections: to the Circuit Court
The third amendment limits the
jurisdiction of the Supreme Court,
to cases involving not less than
$2,000 dollars, exclusive of interest;
and thefourth increases the juris
diction of the Circuit Courts to all
civil or probate cases from one
hundred td two thousand dollars,
exclusive of interest. - .
We have at all times been op
posed to the system of intermediate
courts of appeal. We are of the
opinion that it has not worked well,
and has been injurious to our juris
prudence-has had a tendency' to
embarrass property rights, and to
create a feying of uncertainty as
to the proper interpretation of the
law, for the reason that the decrees
of the several Circuit Courts are
not uniform and do not harmonize
with those of the Supreme Court.,
Fancy a citizen, seeking informa
tion as to his legal rights being
told, as he must be, that the princi
ples of law applicable to his case
depended entirely on the amount
involved; that if that amount was
within the jurisdiction the jurisdic
tion of the Circuit Court, the law
was one way, but if within that of
the Supreme Court, it was entirely
different. Would he not think, and
justly, that the legal profession was
designed rather to obscure the
rights of individuals, than to make
them plainer I
We are decidedly in favor of
abolishing the Circuit Courts alto
gether, and as one of the means to
secure that end, will oppose the
increase of their jurisdiction.
Besides being wholly inadequate
as a medium' through which the
law can be ascertained and finally
settled in the interests of society, it
is by far the most expensive system
ever known in this State when we
take into consideration the amounts
involved, in suits over which it has
There are six Circuit Courts in
ithe State presided over by twelve
judges, each of whom receives an
annual salary of $4,000, aggregat
ing $48,000. We venture the as
sertion that this amount is greater
by far than the aggregate of the
amounts involved in all the suits
before all the Circuit Courts of the
State in the year.
Within the experience of the peo
ple of this cult the $33,000 paid to
their two circuit judges daring the
last four years would largely exceed
the aggregrtatke of all the judgmnents
rendered by them, inBtcsive of interest
-GENERAL G. .MBason Graham,
of Rapides Parish, paid us a visit
yesterday. The General is one of
the founders of theLouisiana
State University, for which, he
has rimintained the deepest interest.
He is a regular attendant at the
meeting of the Board of Supervi
sors. Gifted with excellat judg
ment and a scholarly eduiation,
Gen. Graham is of great assistance
to the Board in their deliberations.
THE WHISKY LICENSE ORDINANCE.
Below we publish an extract
from the proceedings of the Police
Jury had in reference to the above
subject. ,The election which takes
place on the 21st of May will, no
doubt, be closely contested, as both
those who oppose and favor the sale
of whisky, are alive and intent on
carrying their point. We trust the
election will result in favor of pro
hibition, as we believe it to be of
the greatest benefit' to our people.
This, in brief, is our reason for op
posing, as we shall do, the sale of
On motion of Mr. Wilson,
Resolved, That the license on
the sale of spirituous and alcoholic
liquors throughout the Parish of
Rapides shall be the same as the
State licenses,, wherever the same
shall be permitted under the elec
tion to be held on Wednesday, the
21st day of May, 1884.
On motion of Mr. Wilson,
Resolved, That an election is
hereby ordered to be held on Wed
nesday, the 21st day of May, of the
voters of the Parish of Rapides in
their several Wards at the respec
tive voting precinctafor the purpose
of determining~'whether the sale of
intoxicating liquors shall be pro
hibited or licensed in the said
Wards, except in the cases of regua
larly licensed Drug Stores, when
the sale shall be permitted for:me
dicinal purposes, and only on the
prescription of a licensed physician.
Resolved, That on each ballot
shall be printed or written as fol
lows-"Against License/' if for the
sale of liquors the . ballot shall..be
Resolved, That the election shall
be held in the respective Wards of
the Parish, and that a majority- of
the legally qualified electors shall
determine by ballot aforesaid whe
ther the sale of liquors shall be
granted or withheld in their respee
tive Wards, it being the true intent
of this Ordinance that each Ward
of the Parish shall vote separately
upon this measure.o
Resolved, That the Tax Collec
tor of the Parish is hereby instruct
ed not to issue any .Parish licenses
for the sale of liquors until after 'thl
results- of the above mentioned eleoi.
tion shall be made known, 'and not
then in any Ward if the vote of
that Ward shall be against license.
Resolved, That the prohibition
of the sale of intoxicating liquors
throughout the Parish, or in any
Ward or Wards of the Parish where
the vote is taken under this Ordi
nonce is against license, shall go
into effect on the first day of July,
Resolved, That the returns of
this election be made by the com
missioners to the Clerk of the Dis
trict Court, who, with the President
of the Police Jury shall tabulate
the vote and make proclamation of
-TaE Dorcaslagezrine of Knit
ting and Crochet is devoted princi
pally to instructions for knitting
and crochet work, but these two
branches will not be treated of to
the exclusion of all other ivomanly
handicrafts. Its aim is to help
those who wish to help themselves
and to become a recognized author
ity on all useful fancy work. The
articles for which patterns are given
are those in common use, sensible
and practical.. The directions are
plainly written out, the mystical
abbreviation being dispensed with.
The Magazine is printed on fine
paper; the illustrations are excel
lent, and novelties 'are 'promised for
eveiy month. Subscription, *1,00
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- EDITOR DORCAS MAGIZINE,
872 Broadway, N. Y.
-THE Evansville Journairtatees
that Miss Clara Barton, Aresident
of the Red Cross Society of the
United States, left for St. Louis,
where she will take charge of a
steamer which has been chartered
iide iher direetion forrelief service
on the lower Mississippi, River.
The Journal says: "The noble
work performed by Miss Barton:and
her assistants on the Ohio" River
during the recent flood iQ a sufi-l
cient guarantee that . the.present:
workwill be thoroughly done and
that much good will result from it..
She will be. absent six weeks or
two months, at the end o ch
time she will probably return to
Evansville, which she has ae1eled
as her Western headquarters,"
Eagle Drug stcr ex
JACOB OEIGER, - Proprietor.
Is selling at New Orleans wholesale prices to the jobbing trade, and offer
ing special inducements to retail buyers. The stock
consists in part as follows :
Orugs, Chemicals, Paints, Stationery
School Books, Tobacco and,igars, Liquors for medicli
nal purposes, Garden Seeds, Etc.
Cor. &econd and Murray, w - - ALEXANDRIA, dLA
JsU' IUS C L EVIN,.
AGENT FOi WATERSpD BPainGHUST's StaW-MIoLS .
T. ha. BIOSSAT, ACT,
WATCH•MAKER .. AD JEWELE ,
WAT EH9, BLOCKIST SBW1MLBY,
NOTIONS and FANCY GOOE)S.
SOLE AGEg1 for the MEDICATED GtASSES-a perfect fit iuaranteod '
or money refunded... HOUSEHO1iD ELDRIDGE B and ESTEY SEWING
MACHINE for sate. ATTACHMENTS and SUPPLIES for all kfndsof
SEWING MACHINES. Special attention paid to repairing and adjusting.
1i kinds.of Sewing Machiges. SECONID STREET, next door to Postolfce,
ALEXANDRIA , LA.
Firat-Clhss ains in Everything!
STORE OF Mrs.i E. S. HETHERWI
Large' aii1 compete sock of Dry Goods, Groceres
SBootsk Shoes and Hats at low prices.
Hardwuare a Specialty. All kinds kept in stock.
Near the Ferry LandinAq, - E - ALEXANDRIAt" LA,
PUT UP IN ALL Sl1ES OPr !
HEAGLE DRUG STORE
EXCHANGE HOTEL: _.
*R. T. Hynson, - Prop etor.
First-class in alt res ct.-
Table supplied with hle b h ,th..