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.2 Ii SL r 4., A1crBfu 283. 1869
T-- L tfsville Oonv etion.
Tthti: Commercial Convention
Se.leo.'6meet at Louisville had a
hrmouious session of five days,
ij which were considered and dis
cussed the various questions af
'' ¶eg the interests of our people.
' hdhve met Chief :fJustice-Lude
ieag- and "ranOk-P:. tubbs, Esq.,
both of wom- attended the Con
vention, and who are unreserved
in the ijxpression of their confi
dence in the beneficial results to
Hfowfrom the meeting and delibe
rAtionis of the4Convention. They
'tepi~eent 'ihat the most cordial
feelt' gs'niarked the intercoiirse
of l (oleFQgates,rwho represented
Salaetwerey Sttate ia the .Uniosi,
fmfdltthe CoMvntibn was: one
.4 m4e'it i4ieliigeirt rand digni
b of rxien they have ever
3a .side nt :illmore presided
sier4he deliberations of the Oon
venttion, selection, most appro
pitite and noteworthy, It at once
pave 4lignity and character to the
body, and pgeiared the public
amid to receive its 'recommenda
l~Mk' and dctinsel with every
feat Ott ,lh more than the
4~4~t .ninterest attaching to
ta;~ngberations of such assem
" ~llie greatest share of attention
~~hd1vb6 1b)y the Convention to
t ,; sVaje.ct of railroads. The
I4jthq a Pacific Railroad qnee
tipw~Ras maturely' considered.
.leiilt hrlived t is' embodied
inra . bition 'adopted by the
tgpcntion.,, favoring the route
4 Si aan - ]iego, Cal., via the
-Mttija of tihe sivers 'Colorado
GIilai along the valley of the
il~Mf'sttho of the sameto El
'.m pn-t4fce to a convenient
p.. neiar, the 32d parallel of
emt latitude east of the Brasos,
r a~m that river in the State of
T & , frgn which main trunk,
uids gyre recommended to im
portiat points East.
Ji ewounte laid down in this res
olubti' is the one in which'this
se ~"ei ofbCountry is particularly
fnti Aretd, as the 32d parallel pas
ses directly through our territory.
The-ation of the Louisville Con
vention a pears to-us as concla
sirb of the di bate as to the most
practIcable route for a Southern
The question of labor and im
migratioii was also discussed,
With niodefinite result. All the
propositions submitted were ta
bled in a lump.
The. e-building of the Missis
sippi Tevees ' was especially re
commended to the attention of
Congress, as a matter of national
importanice, and a willingness
manifested on all hands that the
Government should foster the
work of reconstruction without
delay, it being evident that the
ag'riciltural development of the
South "underlies the financial
prosperity of the American peo
The Vieksuarg 'Times is sur
prised that everybody does not
know who Gen. Belknap, the
new Secretary of VWar, is, because
he was an officer in the army of
Gen. Grant. It is only a recent
thing that the Times procured an
editor so well-informed as to
know Gen. Belknap from Gen.
Beltclapper, or any other obscure
general of the Federal army.
Pinchback and another negro
have gone into the commission
and factetorage business in New
Orleans, Pinch has concluded
not to apply .thie torch to the city
yet awh.ile. Should he fail in the
"above business,"' he can fall
back on incendiarism by way of
What little meanness has G~ov.
WTarmothtbeen guilty of recently?
The "oflicial organs" aplpear to
be under orders to blow UHis Ex
celleney without stint.
The following clear case of ju
dicial favoritism or judicial stu
pidity comes up to us from the
petty parochial court of Judge R.
O. H. Brewster, ("hot coffee,
cakes, &c.,") was arraigned upon
the affidavits of the two men re
cently shot at by him--Duffy and
Green-for carrying concealed
iweapons and for "wilfully shoot
ing at." Upon an investgation
of the case on Thursday, Aylmer
L. Slack, Esq., prosecuting, the
following testimony was elicited :
W. I. J. Griffin, being sworn,
says:-- Mrs. Brewster came 'round
the corner and said, "there they
are." With that Mr. Brewster,
with a pistol in his hand, came up
to Dufty, pointing a pistol in his
face, and snapped the pistol, but
it did not go off. Duffy grabbed
the pistol, and a struggle ensued.
They both fell; Duf·y got on top,
and grit up. He wrenched the
pistol out of Brewster's hand;--
-then Brewster drew a pistol out
of his side pocket with one hand
and with the other held Duffy. It
looked - to be a large-sized five
ho6ter. Duffy struck with the
pistol he took from him and made
him lose hold of Dulty. Duflnf
then -ranm Brewster had got the
pist6l otut, and shot twice at Duf
fTy d'he ran. After he had firetd
the ~frst shot, I said,-"Mister,
don't shoot at that man, as he is
iiudrmed." With that he tirned
arotind mid said, "Yes, you little
,-sn of a bitch, I will shoot you,"
and he fired at me, after he had
shot once more at I)ufft. The
pistol *was takeit from the left side
poeket.froma the inside. I had not
seen that' pistol before he pullep it
The testimony of Duffy-for
which we have not space-was
taken and of course corroborates
that of Griffin. No sort of doubt
istle'f that Brewster did shoot at
the nien, as averred, and that he
was guilty of carrying concealed
weapons. Upon this evidence,
the Judge entered up the follow
ing most extraordinary decree :
It is ordered that O: H. Brews
ter be discharged and his bond
cancelled, being satisfied .on the
investigation of this case that he
is not amenable to the laws for
what he did as having acted le
gally. This October 21, 1869.
[Signed] Ron'T RAY,
We defy the records of any po
lice court in the land to show a
decree the equal of this in con
tempt for law, evidence, justice
and the judge's own legal reputa
tion. It will surpass the compre
hension of any man with an ounce
of brains and a head with a spe
cific gravity equalling that of a
gourd to solve how such a deci
sion was ever reached. Andrew
Nichols vi*ould reverse it in a mo
ment, and Andrew is a negro.
` The Radical prints can't
conceal their snrprise at carrying
Ohio and Pennsylvania. They
didn't expect such. a thing, but
gave the people credit for more
intelligence. They crow lustily
because they escaped a beating,
and are prudently silent as to
-what .they did beside escaping
from the field. In both States
their majorities were large; - in
Ohio over 40,000, and in 1'ennsyl
vania over 20,000, in November;
beside they had the official pa
tronage in both States. This is
what they started with, and now
they come out bragging they
were not defeated. They see tlhe
new turn affairs have taken in the
South and tremble at their fate.
They see an imbecile administra
tion in power, and wonder and
boasft that they still survive. It
is enough to astonish them, we
admit, and they have a right to
boast. The times are still dcgen
erate, if that be a matter of pride
in a Republio !
SThere is no denying the
fact that the South is "infested"
by "carpet-bag scoundrels." It
is admitted by Greeley in so many
words, and he confers upon the
Radicals of this State the proud
distinction of having selected as
their leader the most eminent
scoundrel in the pack. Genius
will tell. But when you see a
"carpet-bag scoundrel," remind
him of what Greeley says.
The Tuneful Lyre Maketh More
We find the following first-class
advertisement of our young Gov
ernor in the columns of the Pica
yune. The man who playeth the
lyre in this piece, ladies and gen
tlemen, is Mr. Richard L. Shelly,
New Orleans correspondent of the
New York Tribune. The music
will begin :
NEw ORLEANS, Oct. 14, 1869.
H. C. Warmoth:
Sir:-It is due alike to you and
mnjyself that I should briefly ex
plain the purpose of my visit at
your office to-day.
In the firsthplace I called pro
fessionally, as a newspaper cor
respondent, to learn if there was
any truth in the statement that
you intended calling an extra ses
sion of the Legislature.
In the second place, I was de
sirous of showing a friend, so
journing in this city, looking at
the sights and examining the
curiosities of this section of the
country, a . rara avis which Mr.
Greeley, in the Tribune Office, in
the presence of IIon. Mlichnl
Scanlan, of New York, a few
weeks ago, characterized as "the
most corrupt of all the corrupt
carpet-bag scoundrels which at
present infest.the South."
My opifion, alike of yourself
and corrupt administration is well
known, having been repeatedly
publicly proclaimed on the hust
ings at Republican meetings, and
repeated under oath, before the
Congressional Committee which
recently visited this. city; and, I
may add, it is but a re-echo of the
opinion of every honest man, in
depehident of party, not alone in
this State but throughout the
I only regret that my friend
should have declined seeing you
when your messenger. returned
our cards, and thereby lost tlie
opportunity of verifyingMIr. Gree
ley's merited opinion of you; and,
by the way, at the same time of
endorsing the action of the Re
publican Convention which as
sembled here some few months
ago, and which not alone refused,
notwithstanding your offers of
official patronage, to endorse your
administration, but numbered
among its members a Republican
Senator, who had the courage to
publicly avow that he "had mate
rial with which to frame articles
of impeachment against you as
long as his arm."
R. L. SHELLY.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 16.-Gen.
Falmoth has called an extra ses
sion of the General Assembly to
meet on the first day of Decem
ber at MIechaoics Institute in this
Falmoth and IWarmoth are one
and the same, except the latter
comes nearer being a mouthfull.
Falmoth is possibly an alias used
by the Governor. We see that
Horace Greeley declares he is
"the most corrupt of all the cor
rupt carpet-bag scoandrels which
at present infest the South," and
we consider Horace excellent au
thority touching scoundrelism.
It is nothing unusual for scoun
drels to travel under assumed
names, or change slightly the or
thography or pronunciation of
their real ones. There is one of
the hatter class in MIonroe.
CELESTIAL AGENCY. - Mlessrs.
John Williams & Sons have been
apl)pointed by Koolpmansehap &
Co. as their agents in New Or
leans. In announcing their ac
ceptance the Mlessrs. Williams
In accepting this position, we
hope to be the means of aiding
the planter in securing good and
reliable labor from the rural dis
tricts of China, (which we are iu
iormed is of the best character
and far superior to that in and
about the cities,) and on such
terms as will be acceptable.
We will have nothing to do
with any labor but that which
comes voluntarily and cheedirlly.
The contract wvill require the la
borers to remain five years, and
we think will fully meet the
wants of planters in all respects.
No money will be required until
the labor is ready for delivery.
We will take two upon those:
terms, a man and wife.
rDAY.~- There was a conltinu
ous rain last night, and this after
noon it is dark and cloudy. The
light-draught steamer Lightwood
cleared the bar this morning.
Particulars of the Last Illness of ex
We copy as follows from the
New York World of the 9th:
At the end of his Presidential
term, Mr. Pierce traveled abroad
extensively. He returned in 1858
to his home in Concord, and there
for the past eleven years lie has
lived in dignified and honorable
retirement. He was not unmind
ful, though, of the welfare of his
country, and upon important oc
casions never refused to his fel
low-citizens his wise and experi
enced counsel. His declining
years were saddened by the death
of his wife, a most estimable lady,
to whom lie was greatly attached;
but he was soothed by the un
feigned attachment of his neigh
lors, without distinction of party.
About a year ago he was attacked
by the disease to which he has
finally succumbed, and at one
time he was supposed to be dying.
He rallied, however, and regained
his health to such an extent that,
last spring, he made a trip as far
South as Baltimore, where he was
the recipient of a most flattering
ovation from the citizens. The
old enemy came back a rew weeks
ago, and the attack, that time,
He died at the residence of
Willard Williams, of whose family
he had been an inmate for many
years. He had been ill since July
S, but had only been confined to
'his room about three weeks. The
cause of his death was dropsy of
the abdomen, complicated with
chronicinflammation of the bowel.
For the last two weeks he had
been in a very weak state, and for
the last three days was semi-un
conscious. From this state he
could be aroused only with diffi
culty so as to answer a question
or recognize a friend. He could
engage in no - conversation, and
immediately relapsed into his un
As late as 4 o'clock on Thurs
day afternoon, he swallowed some
coffee, and at 9 took a little ice.
Soon after 9 he failed to recog
nize the most familiar faces. At
midnight an attempt was made
to administer stimulants, but it
failed, and by 2 o'clock yesterday
morning he sank very rapidly.
He died without a struggle or
sign of pain. The only persons
present when he breathed his
last were Dr. Hiram WV. Tibbetts
and Mrs.'Seth Hopkins, "watch
ers," and Mr. and MIrs. Williams.
The ex-President's death caus
ed deep gloom in the city of his
residence, a great regard having
been universally entertained for
him as a man and friend. Dr.
Chas. P. Gage was his medical
THE CORn CorP IN THE WEST.
-The Chicago Journal says: "It
was at first supposed that the
frost of a few nights ago had done
some damage to the corn crop of
Northern Illinois, but such turns
out not to have been the fact, to
any noteworthy extent whatever.
It is now likely that the crop will
be well matured throughout the
entire Northwest. It had already
passed all danger before the frost,
throughout the great section of
country where corn is the princi
pal production of agriculture.
Not only that, but in some por
tions of this section, where, du
ring the Summer, anticipations
of a small yield prevailed, there
turns out to be a great crop. The
rains of June had shortened the
stalks, but as to the grain itself,
the season afterward was so won
derfully and peculiarly favoimble
that it came out splendidly. Such
is the fact as to pretty much all
Illinois, Iowa, Northern Missouri,
Kansas and Nebraska. We think
there is no room to doubt that the
corn crop of the year is by odds
tkhe most bountiful ever prodauced
in this country, or that the qual
ity of the grain is unusually good.
The Chicago editor may be cor
rect, and we trust he is, but we
had been led to believe by men
who have recently been in the
West that the corn crop there is
(7 The reason given by the
people of the North who emigrate
VWest instead of South, notwith
standing this is admitted to be
the better country, is that here
the government is under the con
trol of negroes! This, we learn,
is the great stumbling-block in
the way of Northern immigrants
at this time, but for which there
would be a heavy Northern immi
gration South. 1Does the South
ern freedman stink in the nostrils
of his Northern brother ? Is it a
"flaunting lie" that universal suf
frage is one of heaven's boons to
\umerica ? Colored man, behold
your friends and champions !
J.. iHAY V aA7 t Co.'`K,
Corner DeSlard & 2nd Sts.,
TWO hundred fashionatle Ladles and Misses to buy
their newly arrived assortment of
Ribbons, Laces, Silks,
Satins, &c., &c;
Those provided with Igood certitntltes (of U 8. in
debtltidness) will receive lIromptt attention.
Apply daily ,uudays erJepted) from s nI to 10
P. U, J HAYMAi ( co.
ARRIVED ! ARRIVED!
J. IIAYIIAN & Co-.'ut,
DE SIARD St., MONROE, LA,
T HE most fashionable stock ever brought
to this matket.
Ostrich Feathers, Plames.
Flowers, IIat. Bonnets.
Riding Hats and Beautiful Bridal Wreaths,
5000 pcs. French Ribbons, in Flin, checked,
striped, satin, taffetas and gros grain, all of
the latest importations.
An elegant addition to our stock of
DAN. T. gMAD. W. C. WILLIAM5-,J.
M. D. GBLLtGTOrs.
HEAD, WILLIAMvON & CO.
RECEIVING, FORWARDING & COMMISSION
-AND DEALERS IN
Plsnttion Suis plies Generally,
WE rewpectfnlly invite the attention of the
public to our large and varied stock.
Hlaving bought the same for CASf, at the
!owest!rates, and having twenty years' experi.
ence at this point, authorizes us in saying the
best adapted to the H ants of the people of any
yet offered in this market. All of which a e
will sell at
PRIOBB AS LOW
as they can be sold
OUTSIDE OP NEW ORLEANS.
We have extensive storage room in the wna
of warehouses for storing cotton and frei,.hts,
and to facilitate our re-shipping, we have buill
A LARGE AND CO3MODIOTTS WRBARFBO.T,
which enables ns to receive and forward
freights without the slightest exposure in rainy
bad weather, which is an important item in. re
shipping. We will at all times purchase cot.
ton or make liberal advances on the same in
supplies or money. And for such persons on
the EAST ZStoID of the OUACHITA as may wish
tr, store or sell their cotton, we have a new
WAREHOUSIE and COITION SIIFDI) on the
East bank of the river where we can receive
their cotton without having to cross the Hiver
HEAD. WILLIAMSON & CO.
Trenton, La., Oct. 16i, 1869. n4 ¶
NEW DRUG STORE!
R. B. LIGNOSKI & CO..
Next door South of Chamberlain & Felbelman's,
S TVE TJUT RIIC'EI1VED A
complete assortment of
JD tT. CY-E3,
PA T..NT MIEDICI.EESt,
OILS, BOOKS, STATIONERY,
and evlery articl iopt in a first class drtre store at
IEA SONA BLE PRICAg
N It.-Mr. T.ignea.-ii bas ohnry, of the estatilish.
mm-lt. nnsrt gives hli personal attmitaon, to the prep;a
tioel i ffrcscriptioum.
ta 2r ptritnons Liquors sold only for Medie
al piirpo 5ea. .janl3nl7tf
IOLINF and Banjos, and Violin, Guitar
and Banjo strings for sale at McFee's.
A N(ICE fassortmlnt of story books for
chiidren, ibr Eai t RL 3cfce' . IIn LO
XIWARD BURtlETT. CEAM. oattitLr.
BURNETT & DONELLY1
13R1CI LAYERB AND BUILD"IVR,
HTAVING pennanently located In lronvrs,
II3 offer their aervides to the people of the
town and vicinity, in the erection of houses,
chimneys, walls, tombs, monumelts, &ec.
Materials will be furnished upon resenable
terms, when desired, and at short toties.
October 16, 1869. n4 ly
T. c. STAlDIFIK. mTos. s'OISia.
STANDIFEIR & UMcGIIIB5Rt
RECEVING AND FORWARDING&
TRE.N'TO.N, LO UISI4X,.N ,
HAVE just received, in addition to thelt
large and varied stock of groceries and
dry goods, a flesh and extensive assortment of
Fancy Drease eoods*
Fartecy and soapLe Dry Goodrt
hoots, BAes., latt,
Clothil g, hardwmart, etc.
purchased in New York expressly for the
'l'renton trade, and now offered at reaaoaie
Given to the storage and shipment of cotton,
and to the receiving and forwarding of all kinds
of merchandise. Consignees notified of arri
vale of freight at the earliest moment. Ware
houses convenient to access, and situated on
the river bank.
COTTON, WOOL, HIDES,
AND COUNTRY PRODUCE,
purchased at the highest market price.
STANDIFER & McGUIRI are agents for
the sale of
Gullett's Steel Brush, and also Pratt's
Cotton Gins, M',tton Presses,
Corn Mills. Cans ,Alills,
Sugar Evaporators, 'I breshera and Fan
Mills, Machine Belting, Wagon.s,
Carts, Buggles and Carriages,
which they will sell at
New Orleanas Prices,
w'ith the freight'added.
7' (capt: S. O. IArche continuee his con.
nection with the house of S. & IM., and will
be pleased to wait upon his friends when visit
Trenton Oct. 1, 1869. oct 9
In withdrawing from the irm of Standifer,
Oliver & McGuire the undersigned cheerfully
recotnmends the new firm of Standifer & Mc
Guire to his friends trading at Trenton. satin
flied that they will find the business condocted
uniformly upon strict business principles
con pled with the greatest liberality and aecome,
modation. A. B. OLIVER,
T HIS old and reliable hoIse has just recefe
ed and is constantly receiving a large stock
V ILLIl EIRy,
Fancy Goods !
THEIR stock cannot be surpassed outside
of NEtv YorK. All the
and specially manufsctured for this market,
under the supervision of Mr. E. DREYFUS5
Guaranteed to be as Representcr4l
And prices ratisfactory.
'Pleasure taken in
Exhibiting their stock,
Monroe, La., Oct. 2, 1869. 8a ly