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NEiOE, LA., SEPTU aNUE 25, 1869
Hoi~t ALEX. H. STEPHENS.--A cor
rtpondent of theAngusta, Ga., Uhron.
idle and Sentinel says:
While at Crawfordville the past
week. I called in at "Libcrry Hall" to
ee the Hoe. A. H. Stephens, and was
pleased to observe quite a change from
his condi.tion three months ago. He
has liamroved considerably on his gene
eral health and looks much better
_hoaghb not able to get out of th,
ionse. He walks about from one
room to another on his crutches and
thinks he will neyer be able to got out
of his lot, but, in this, I hope he is
mistaken. His second volume of the
history of the war will be ready for
the public by early Fall. This work
has already obtained the largest sale of
anyo otherperhaps. on the American
continent, and being the product of
such a genius and statesman we believe
it will become the ruling history of the
period of which it treats. +
GE. JACKSON'S OPINION OF CLAY
AND WEBSTER.-A correspondent of
the Cincinnati Enquirer furnishes that
paper with some reminiscences of Gen.
Andrew Jackson, among which in an
swer to an inquiry made by some one,
of Gen. Jackson, as to his opinion of
Clay and Webster, the following:
With this view, on one occasion he
asked: "General, I would like you to
give me your opinion of your old pol
itical opponents, Mr. Clay and Mr.
Web-ter'?" "Well, sir," was the prompt
response. "they are both great menj
very great men. Mr. Clay-is a popu
lar man with the people, always will
be popular with his party, for he uno
derstands human natter! Mr. Web
ster is a man of greater mind than Mr.
Clay, but he is not a man of the people;
he never can be President, he don't
understand human natter.
A Tennessee paper records the fol
.1 owing which is among "the best of
Mr. Avery said be had a case in
court the other day in Memphis. A
little fellow was introduced as a wit
ness. The counsel on the other side
desired that the witness:should be in
terrogated touching his knowledge of
the responsibility of an oath. The
-Judge (Radical) pronounced the usual
"My little man, what are you about
to do?" "Be sworn as a witness in the
case." "Are you acquainted with the
nature, obligations and responsibilities
-of an oath?"
"Yes sir, I think I am."
"Well then what do you think would
be done with you were to swear a lie?"
"1 don't know,sii', without the Rad
icalwould nominate me for Congress."
The Natchitoches Times of the 4th
publishes the proceedings of a meeting
of the Louisiana Bar. Judge T. T.
Land was Chairman of a Comittee to
draft resolutions, and Col. Richard W,
Turner, of Bossier, was requested to
act as Secetary.
It was proposed that a Bill be draf
ted to be presented to the next Legis..
lature, providing for the establishment
.of only one term of the Suprem Court
in the country, for the trial of all ap
peals not made returnable before the
Court in the city of New Orleans.
Another resolution stated that the
convenience of the Judges, of counsel
and of parties interested, should be
consulted in the selection of a place for
holding the Court.
THE VIRGINIA SEsATORSHIP.-At
thdlast interview which Gov. Walker
had with the President about Virgin
ia matters, the question of the Senator.
ship came up, when President Grant
unreservedly exoressed his personal
preference for Gen. Robt. Williams,
of the army, and the husband of Mrs.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12.-A Southern
gentleman, visiting Cuba for the pur
pose of learning the true state of affairs
for himself and friends, writes encour
agingly from Cardenas, under date of
September 1. saying the revolution. I
honestly believe, will succed. Allud
ing to outrages hnd destruction by
volunteers, the writer.says if the war
continues six months the island will
be almost uninhabitable the'. Now
all along the eastern coast the people
are on the vergeof starvation.
Twcnty cavalrymen ordered to Virgin-.
ia to enforce revenue la ws.
SAN FRANCrsco, Sept. 14.-Seward
returned from Alaska, improved in t
health and in flie spirits. Sligh earth t
quake throughout the Pacific coast.
Ifottle found containing many details
of Sir John Franklin's Arctic expedi
tion, dated June 11, 1847.
CINCINNATI, Sept. 14.-Attempted I
compromise between Protestant andt
Catholics in regard to public school
failed. Petitions egainst exclusion of c
the Bible presented signed by ten thou t
sand. Conference stormy, lasting un
tilaftermidnight. Finally proposition
to exclude testament as text book was
AUoUSTA, wdl, Sept. 14.--Vote re -
duced. Indli-tit ns;are that:Chamber- i
lain is elected by five thousand, against
twenty thousand last year. Prohib
ition vote won't exceed six thousand t
Late advices say half the cotton crop 1
of Florida and Georgia is destroyea by t
The following article from the Baton
Rouge Advocate has the ring of the
tru'e metal about it, and is an effectual
extinguisher upon Judge East North
Cullum, who has been endeavoring to
delude the people of Avoyelles parish
o with the idea that the best thing to be
a done is to disband the Democratic
n party and organize another, halfway
e in the direction of Radicalism:
Judge E. North Cullum is out in an
address to the people of Aroyelles in
e which he declares against Radicalism
d and Democracy and announces himself
t as a "Conservative or liberal Republi
s can." He can be whatever it pleases
a him to be, and his political opinions are
r entitled to all the consideration they
k are worth-in this instance they are
,f worth nothing. The declaration of
n Judge Cullum or any other Judge or
f score of Judges in this State against
e the Democrati'; party will not weigh
e as heavily as the minutest feather of a
humming bird in the scale. We feel
and believe that never in the hisiory of
Y this State were the people so earnest.
f true and unanimous in their devotion
, to the Democratic party. Old line
. Whigs, old line Democrats; the impul
sive, the cool, clear headed; the fire
eater, and the moderate men of the
past, all seem to be imbued with the
one sentiment, an undying hatred of
e Radicalism come in what form it r.ay.
o They are Democrats because that
party is the champion and the relent
less foe of Radicalism and when it
triumphs as it surely will, the day of
their trouble will have passed away.
_ Conservative Republicanism has met
with no favor at the hands of Radical
ism and will meet with none from the
people of Louisiana. It will be scorn
ed by the one party and shunned. by
the other, and its advocates will find
no refuge except in the bosom of ex;
treme Radicalism, or in the ranks of
the only party that offers them a shield
from the insults and oppression of the
enemies of the Southern people.
A DIPLoManTI FAILURE.- Mr. J.
Ross Browne, in his young days, "was
L a fiery clerk in a Government office in
Washington. He was seized, however,
one day with a yearning to travel.
So he got down off of his high stool,
packed his trans, and went off as a
sailor before the mast on a whaling
voyage for three years; came back and
wrote a very clever book about his
adventures before the mast, and then
went to do the East, which moved him
e to write still another funnyv sketchy
B book, in which one Yusef iBadra, a no
toriously cowardly Arab. plays a part.
and styles himself "l he Destroyer of
Robbers." From these travels J.
Ross returned to Governmcnt pap
again, and to it hlo has Ltithfully stuck
ever since, always managing to light
on his official feet when thrown out by
a change of administrations. Like all
great men, though he has lately blun
dered, and that in three 'mortal col
umus of a reply to a letter of .some
Britishers in Shanghai upon his leav
ing there as the outgoing Minister to
China of the United States. If Browvne
in ,future will throw diplomacy and
politics to the dogs, ond confine him
self to writing amusing books, he will
not have lived in vain.
GENERAL LEE'S COURTESY TO NORTH.
ERN LADIES.-A correspondent of the
New York Journal of Commerce. wri
ting from the Virginia White Sulphur
Springs. devotes a paragraph to Gen.
R. E. Lee, and adds that the General
seems especially anxious to heal the
wounds of the war. The correspen
"Several ladies who were on a visit
here at one time .this season from a
Nor thern State appeared to he without
attention from their fellow-boarders.
Gen. Lee observed the fart, and desir
ed some of his lady friends to cultivate
their acquaintance. When these ex -
cased themselves on the ground that 1
they did not know their namnes, and <
were without introduction, the General
approached each of these visitors, say* e
tag to each, 'I am Mr. Lee-may I ask
your name?' And when this was a
given, he promptly presented them to I
his friends, who received them most i
LONDON, Sept, 16.-The Times has c
an editorial on Sickles' note, saying no c
doubt the alternative is offered Spaint
of ahandonment of Cuba or America i
recognition of insurgents. Struggle c
will be hopeless so far as Spain is eon- P
cerned, but Government cannot control n
the impulses of the people. Pride of d
the Spanish people is fast kindling, n
and Government in striving to check y
it would be extinguished. Fromn the T
most tranquil provinces come offetrs of b
men and arms, that the regulars may ti
-o to Cuba. Aggressive policy of thea
United States cannot be justified by
the attitude of Spain towards Cuba.
MADRID, Sept.16.-Two iron clads O
ordered to Cuba. Three thousand
men and seven iron clads follow this
A steamboat on the Mississippi pass- ct
ed a drowning man. The unfortunate m
man struggled, splashed, floundered,. ni
and screamed for dear lifo in the water f:i
The pilot of the steamboat yelled to Pit
himto stand up. Hie did so, and found nP
the water scarcely knee deep. A il.re
foolish, sheepish looking fellow than w
he, as the ladies and gentlemen on t: e
boat screamed with laughter at thejth
ludicrous scene, it would be hard meet. at
Grant Ahead of Lincoln.
in On Thursday last the National Exe
le cutive Committee of the Colored Men
al of the United States waited upon the
t President to pay him their respects
and to present to him an address
to signed George C. Downing, of Rhode
sh Island, President (oysters in ever\
be style;) F. G. Barbadoes, of Massaclu
setts; Sella Martin of New York, and
t others. The object of the address was
iy a share of the spoils to some of tlhe
black folks in the North, in order to
an show that this recognition by the
in administration of equal rights to the
m blac man is not to be limited to the
elf South, but is to be made practically t(:
ii apply as well to -he North; ,which is
not a bad idea on the score of cons!s
re tency. In conclusion the committee
ey thought it due to say to Presideu:
re Grant that in behalf of our c..ored
of Americans he had gone far beyond the
or lamented President Lincol,',"for while
Sunder the necessities of the war he
,li made the nation ours by calling on us
S(the black race) to its defence, Vou
'el (General Grant) under the calm intln
ence of peace, have given us to the
t. nation by lifting our race into the
on enjiyment of its immunities."
no General Grant kindly responded,
l_ promising to give the subject a careful
consideration. But the historical fact
e presented in reference to Lincoln and
le Grant deserves a passing remark.
of Lincoln did adopt emancipation only
as a war measure, and did not believe
at in negro equality. Andy Johnson,
after all, was a fair representative of
it the ideas and policy of Lincoln in re
of gard to the blacks. General Grant,
on the other hand, supposed to be an
e Illinois Democrat on the negro ques
I- tion till 1868, turns out in 1869 fatr
lie ahead of Lincoln and up to Wendell
n- Phillips himnself in the practical alppli
cation of the doctrine of equal political
d rights to all citizens, whites, yellows,
reds and blacks. Downing, the oys
of terman, very neatly puts the distine
td tion, and he and all his people onght
to have an oyster jubilee, a chowder
feast or a cladn bake on the subject.
General Grant, of all the great men of
J. the time, is the Joshua who has
i brought this peculiar people into the
n Promised Land, while Lincoln wtas
r orly their Moses in delivering them
I' from the bondage of Egypt. Why
I not have, theo, this colored jubilee? for
It masnt be now do kingdom am a comin,*
a And de year of jubilo I
ig [N. Y. Herald.
is POLITIcAL REVOLUTIOMS.-The New
o York correspondent of the Louisville
on Courier-Journal t:,us writes to that
0 NEW YORK, :ept. 7.- - am going to
't tell you a secret. New England is
upon the verge of a general, but per
fectly silent, political revolution. The
T six Yanlkee States, Boston includedl.
are preparing to join the Democracy.
t The negro no longer inspires tite
'Y ardor of the puritan. There is dan
ii ger of free trade;. there is danger of
repudiation. Sambo is the friend of
- both, and the Fifteenth Amendment is
iC to be employed by the Imperialist. the
Repul"iat rs. an.1 the carpfet.be:gsrers
. -proclaiming free trade and universal
i' suffrage-as a precedent for reducing
d New England to a single State. New
SEngland sees in the negro a wild cat
1I upon its hearth-rug. It looks to State
sovereignty as its sole salvation. It
will in consequence swap places and
issues with Dixie.
e The South, on the other hand, will
become the great contralizer. It will
'r return to power to find a lot of mas
cally legislation which it can only
brush away by a free use of the ma r
le chinery the Radicals have fabricated.
Tile Radicals to save themselves will "
resist with the doctrine ot State righlt.
it A strong Government will be the con-r
sequence; centralization, repudiation, ti
it free trade, universal suffrage. and a
5" big ex-rebel oligarchy. There is hope
for Greece yet.
Mark Twain thus describes, in the
t Buffalo Express, a rnmarkable citizen
I of that place: "John Wagner, the
1 oldest man in Buffelo-one hunidred
and four years--recently walked a
k mile and a half in two weeks. I-He is
s E cheerful nid bright as any of those
Sother old men that charge around so
in the newspapers, and is in every way
as remarkable. Last November ihe
walked five blocks in a rain stornm with A
Sout any shelter but an umbrella, and
Scast his vote for Grant. remarkino,
Sthat he had voted for forty seven Pres
Sidents which was a lie. His 'second
Scrop of rich brown halir" arrived fromt
New York yesterday, and he h:is a
Snew set of tetth coming--from Phila
f delphi. He is to be married next
week to a girl one huIndrcd and two
years old, who still takes in wasiiig
Tlhey have been engaged eighty years.
Sbut their parents persistently refused
their consent until tlihro days ago.',
Gen. N. 13. Forrest is devoting his
whole time and attention to the work
of constructing the Selma, Marion, andi
Menphiis Railroad, of which he is
THE Democratic victory in Califor
nia createsa tremor in the Radical
camp for the fate of the filteenth amend.
ment, on which its very existence is
now staked. Only twelve States so
far, are known to have ratified it, and
part of these under force of the bovayo
net. There is evident ouxiety in
WV ashii:gtox to ,-,:, ' T"nessce, upon
which the issue, m.v ,-r..nM.J.
that New York has ratified the 15th as
GEO. CHAMBERLAIN,. M. FEIELMANN
CHAMBERLAN I N &ITBLMA I
GWAMWUX4trtNt & vl ZtMAENt
Wholesale Dealers li
Dry Goods, Groceries 4' Produce,
1IONEROEI LA, OUISIA.NA.
SUMMER AND FALL GOODS.
S E ARE CONST. NTLY receiving additions to our already large and well selected
Staple & Fancy Dry Goods,
Boots, Shoes, Caps, Hats, and
Groceries of all kinds;
And will sell them as cheap, if not cheaper than any house in North Loursiana.
CHAMBERLAIN & FEIBELMAN.
Warehouse j-otice !
We have just finished a large and commodious warehouse and cotton shed and are prepared
to receive and forward cotton and freight of all kinds on the most liberal terms. C. & F.
1. B. B. We will pay the highest market price for Cotton, Hides and
Produce of all kinds. C. &r F.
JOHN A. PEALE,
-IMPORTER AND DEALER IN
Hlardware, Stoves, China Crockery and Glass Ware, WTood and
Willow lVa.te, Agricultural Implements.
Garden and Grass Seeds.
- ALSO -
Agent for the American Powder Co.,
153 Washington Street,
STTIC -~I3Tn-, IIS3:t
""2ll11111 f of0 at Cost,
AT KING'S OLD STAND,
Opposite Court House Square.
nWn1'G to th: dtulliea, of tho season and the
ql ualntity of tock i have on hand. 1 have :on,
'lutd l to ll fl ln summer goods :it cost, rather
thin ]-is.p thel ove.r ifor next ys-iar. Those in )teed
of golod tl il onslltig their Interest. cat sal e front
2 to e pr cent. by examining and prtting mny stock,
which i. anurpased by nono inl this slection.
Prints It] to (; cts. Ginghamin 30 ets. antd upward,
liar.se*s 2 reticnt. Crmos H0arr "islinun, 3c "
3tnlltus, 2 I cents. Whit Swi: .
Jaconleta :3 cents. Plain aind Plaid a;inook 40 "
Pol:inletn and Japanese Clothsn i ct,. anrd upwardl;
I Lu1-'.l Llawn, i t't. and upwards, White .ronnet.,
(':atnbrics, BIrilliantinesn,klrih Linens &e., in propor
I have also a splendid assortment of summer
AND A SFLECTED STOCK OF
Sannllear C(lohhia g,
And a general assortment of
Ilighest cash prico paid for Cotton, Wool, Hides
Call and sat.isfy yourself.
H. KING, Agent.
LOL UII4 NAp
StZte SerTzllar 3y
SEAR AI.EXANDRIA. LA. Founded and
suipported by the State of Louisiana. For
D F. BOYD,
Alexandria, La , Jan 20. i. 18(4 i IV
(COIRNER OPF DESIARD & TIIIRDI STREETS,)
J L. UHUNSIC'KI K, Proprietor. o
. .knon t ..r..mClot ten cutalnry im nl refltt.a i
ad newty furuished and is ow Comnoplots in Oory
sr patronage, yor po ll wifrt
j~tPt~as : tt ý
.Monro e, La.,
-AS CONSTANTLY ON HAND AND
for sale Groceries of all description, such as
.3 O L A S E ,5,
COFFEE, HBAMS, BA COV,
LARD, BUrTER, CHEESE, FLOUR,
POTATOES, ONIONS, CIGARS' TOBA CCO
OYSTERS, SARDI"NE, LIQUORS OF
ALL ELVDS, PRESE)VE8
IN GLASS AND
FRUITS OF VARIOUS KINDS
AS L W AS
iMonroo, La., b. 19, 1869. a2 y
LADIES AND dD IS~ES' HATS AND
Bonnets mad, to order at
J. HAYMAN & CO'S.
DeSiard, Corner 2nd Street.
Monroe., La n37:tf
A NIC adsortmeot of story books for
children, for sale at IcFee's. 246;1
OUR JOB OFFICE.
We are r ow Prepared to Execate
JO B P ~ NTI'T I1NT GF.
FROIV VlE ,ý
BILLS OF LADING,
Law Blanks, Ball Tiokets, &., &o.
OF EVERY VARIETY
'1i the Latest & Most Approved Style of the Art
Of Every Miaze, Color, and on
ANY QUALITY OF PAPER.
Anti-Periodic, or Fever
4.r" G (UIE TOVIC.
W ILL invariably cnre all Miasmatlo Fevers. via,
y Chill a,,d Fever or Fever and Agne. Dumb
Cl, ills (IC'r rttsno Chills or Prulcious Fever, and
Bilious Roeittent Fever.
It is also the best renmedy for the enro of ERnlarged
Spleen. (Fever Cake) G;eneral Debility, and Periodic
"IUr WVihoft' s Auti-Peri¢,ci¢. unlike root other
remedies of its kinui, pretends to curo but one class
of lseaaos, n:,maelv, tloeo rtn ned by malarial pci
sninE of the bloon. ChillA Yd Fever, Dumb Chills.
C·nnsjtivu Chills. Bilious Fever. etc., all deoentt
upon malaria, and the ANTi PEIiiIIC of Dr. WOi
heft we consider, beyond a doubt, a certain Specifio
gaint it because it nver ftils to effect a pormaneotr
Evr-n in those noltinat.o eases in whIicbh Qinintne0
ArseuNic or ''na.satte Trlin had been hased in vain,
this reoleived-flcctel a roten in two or three days,
withlout a relapse ever ocltrrirr.
The advantalge tlst, the Anfperriorlic poetsses.
f;act: First--That it inrarliobly boeakas i the eterto
Ler ith it s liahility toreturn on the 7th, 4tb,
anti l2st days. SeconlThat it doues not ocas.ion
any end syempntoms like thonse prodcted by Qintni.
Third.-That at can be admninisterod to children of
tlt.eg, nder age, wilt impaniir. Ant. Fourthe
Tnl "tisnRo ) i tll llllnt Arteolo or othor mrn
For Sale by
Druggisds anjd Alerichntios GeneraZty and
FULLY GUARASTEED by
WHEELOCK, FINLAY & CO.
INFORMS The public that he haa optnd -
an establishment at the old Hemkir stand
on Grand street nearly opposite the Courthouse.
Clothing made to order on short notice, and
in the latest style. A good fit guaranteed.
Particular attention paid to wedding suits.
Cutting, cleaning slId repiring at reasonable
prices. Give me a trial.
I' IOZEN 8'I1tEL Iioi0 WitH A
_,)V splendid assortment of Axes, Hames r
Traces, Collars &cE., for sale on lowest terro
CHAMMERRlAIN & EEIBELMAS.
" IOLIMFI and Banjos and Violin. Gniter
V and Banjo strings for sale at McFee'e'.