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G. W. IcORANIE, Editor.
MONROE, LA., MAY 81, 1873.
TIHE SPECIAL AGENT'S APOLOGY.
Room for More Cards!
"Major" Edgar Selye's statement, as
to the robbery of the mails on the
North Louisiana & Texas Railroad,
(which we publish elsewhere.) is a
lame and bungling piece of composi
tion. It is, in fact, just such a jumble
ol absurdities and contradictions as
must leave the impression that the
writer, instead of taking the offensive
boldly in a matter of duty, is cowering
behind suppositions and unmanly sub
terfuges to prevent a clear insight into
the great crime committed and which
it was his sworn duty to inquire hon
estly into. For an official, who has
assumed the role of a fearless investiga
tor, who thus truckles and shirks, we
can feel nothing but contempt. We
have patiently read his statement, and
we stand amazed at the effrontery of a
man and an officer who will endeavor
to palm off upon an enlightened people
such transparent stuff as that "oscilla
tion" will cram a letter through a crack
in a ceiling, tear the envelope open,
and within the same week, if not the
same day, thus dispose of two letters
containing two photographs each ; or
as that a mail robber can rip to pieces
the inside of a mail car *and rob letters,
and then plaeo the material back with
out the knowlvedge of the route agents ;
or as that postal route agents will leave
letters for a period of four months where
they can be opened with impunity,
then to be chucked into an accessible
part of a mail car. These hypothleses
being so transparently absurd, the in
ference is conclusive that Selyo ha.s not
dlone his duty in this matter and is
hopelessly confused between the facts
and his manifest desire to have the in
vestigation end in nothing. \VWhat his
reasonls are, is not slsceptible of proof,
but the sudden collapse of hIis dletective
energies and the goading which has
been necssry to pilunge Wliiu into
at beggarly dlefinse, indilcat c(.leorly
enough that his reasons lack the cour
ageous faith accompanying always a
mlanly, honest course.
It is not necessary to analyze SMelye's
statement,-a statement which is the
fruition of a special railroad visit fromn
New Orleans to Monroe;-but a word
or two mnay not be inapposite to show
the worthlessness of his theory. ''This
Agent knew, (because he called upon
Iecttibonojust after lie reached Moonroc,)
that Pottibone 'f/ir:m discovered the
letters." The first discoverer, S-lye
states "is probably the guilty party."
Did he ask lMr. Grant if lie found any
of these letters? Hals he ever asked
Mr. I'arlee if he saw any of themlo
These men found the letters, anll there
could have been no other "lirst" dis
coverers-and they must be guilty of
the robbery, according to SClye's theo
ry. Why are they not arrested and the
robbery boldly charged upon thmem:'?
Vas it fair, honest, or upright in
"Major" Selye to tempt, by "trilps"
and "decoys," route agents oi th e rail
road-as lhe positively asserts lie did do
-who could riot possibly have been
guiltyof robbing the mails, they hav
ing been employed qfter the robberies
wore committed? Did this Agent de
liberatly set "traps," in order that miore
robberies should be conlnitted ? If he
did not,wo want to know unlequivoca.l
ly why lie set "traps" and stal:teid dle
coys" after December, 1872, when the
robberies were committed /bre:?, I)e
cember, 1872, and whlen at least two of
the route agents hadl then loft t he road ll
Did he, by setting these "traps'" and
starting these ''decoys," intenul to cor
rupt unsuspected Ag,.:.s ? If he did
not, what did he mea:n ?
It is stated that flh.es letters were a:ll
opened "ill the s:lle Imano:it'er.'' This
is untrue. \Ve hltve seetl two of tlihe
envelopes, antil they we\re ttri opniiti ill
al entirely diss~iil:lar Il:aIIler.
'It in sllupposrled,"' (by tlhis Ageilt,)
"that the lettersin qlp.stioll fonlrld fhlir
vway froni tilhe ldistributing cas:l:, :t dille
rent tilmes thro\ugh tilhe c'rcvice- into
the space betweemi th` c 'eiliig:tnil outer
pilalnk tlhrough the motio of l i th le car."
The lettes nIlever did tiny sulu thhingi. i
Tile distributing case was at /te e1n-, otf
the car, andl tile letters woere loullld t,·
tween the walls at the sia. 1
But if the letters '"founid their way"
there by "oscillation," ulpon what the.- 1
ory art we to account for tile fact that
Pettibone, Graout and Plarlity foulnl
them open ' If "oscillaton", plut themn
there~,what becomes of this Agent's
other supposition (suppositions supler
cede roofI) "that tile lttersr wtere
openihe first floiknir, who, afleTr
exnninitg thel ets, oh't',
back between the ceiling and outer lining
of the car?"
In one breath, we have "oscillation"
as the motor, and in the next we have
a veritable "first finder!"
These two utterly contradictory state
metcis-this miserable shuffling and
duplicity-mnust carry conviction to
every reasoning mind that Special
Agent Selye has knowingly falsified his
trust, and tried to inrent excuses for
crime. He, by his statement and his
course, has convinced us, and the public
too, that no strict investigation has been
had. Mr. Pettibone answers, this week,
for himself, as to his part in this busi
ness. lie is circumstantial, straighttor
ward and defiant in his explanation. If
he does not state facts, lot him suffer.
If he does, "Major" tEdgar Selye is not
a fit Special Postal Agent, or, for that
matter, fit for any public duty what
NEWS FROM HOME.
The New Orleans Herald ILes the fol
Thie Allloroo (Lat.) ITJLE(HAPHII ('oiniineOits
with imarked severity upon the number of
political arrests of citizens inade in the
town and parish by the Kellogg authorities.
The T'i.IonArii does not hesitato to char
acterize the proeeoodings as emanating from
a rovengful lmotiVe.
This is the first we have heard of any
political arrests in this town or parish
by the Kelloggauthorities. Ve advise
the news-gatherer of the Herald to be
more careful in the future.
Thei editor of tile Monroe Intelligen
cer, frolll which the above is taken,
having a file orfthe '1'i.:GIA i'li before
hlimn, kmnerr: perfectly well that tile Til'.
I,:'it:A P11 dlia not nIltake the slatm(lnellt
attributed to it by the 1 erald. The
locality of Ihou:irrests wa:s ci rcumIistcribed
only by the words, ,,the country hero
abouts," and referred particularly to
the a:rrests mlade ill Jackson and Cata
houli:, both at the tie maiilttoers of noto
riety. Thle Iertal tiotloulteshqs meant no
ofcliso. Thie editor of the I nielligen
ccr, by copying and not specifically
denyinlg what he/, Aewr was ia fitlse state
hlillnt, did mallln to leave tile illpres
Sion that t he 'i'.:I, : ritA ci l had made
such at statement, whicth every one
knows is faltse. Ile is guilty of tilhe
very itieant'st ctharacter of 1 /inr/. Nio
other wordls will suit tihe case.
'Th'(e Reccordl of the 2lrd says :
'iThlSlerifl of Claiborne lparis'h pa,:ssted
through o1ur town last Sundaty, on his
return frotm Jackson, where he had
conlveyedl anl ilntilel mlani for ilafe keep
ing. The tasylullm being full to over
flowi'ng, the patient couldl not le re
ceived, andil was thlerefbre returnell to
I"Ai N K iiN.
LFr, n the Sust.]
On VeOdneslday morniig 'whlile ill a
drive, Mr. .1 . ill. Stott Vwas shot by one
of hiis frieunds in the hunt. I to was hit
in thrct pltes--in the neck, Io, and
thick part of the thigh. The last is the
nio-;t troutiblt'somi(e, but we are miost
truly glad to hoear, inot a lltangerous
LI('roint I thol St:iiilrd.
1Mr. '. o. Posey, at resiident of this
paiish, died at lhis father's resildence oill
the iiglit of tihe 17th tilt. of i'onSllilullp
,i iiiAN l.
[L.r niin te it,1 litlli.]
The crops ill look well in tliet loter
part iof liiiltihid parish, throtigli which
we hlave recently traveled, aid the
farmiiers :ill appear in goodl spirits. We
fitunld cotton ait r idori till tiup, allnd moitist
of the crops have been nicely cleaned
out with the hoe0 anl put to t stand.
e't saw mno ritis ill the grass t(io hurt;
ailtl Vwe arte gltl to see that most of our
planiIteI's are raising goodi crops of cornl,
potatoes, anill other eatables, whitchi is a
sure sign of lprogre'ss anut success in tlhe
ibuilding uill of the best iltetreLsts of our
Iown imatlediatt section.
T'11E 1'IlESN IX DANGI-IEIl.
'Thliere seitis to lie ''a regular lolve
ilerlit all along the Ieit'''y li" the otliiails
andti politiiatats against thlie pre.ss iof this
city. I itel h suits li:thave bIecoiiie tlth
rage. 'Thtle Piu'viitllt', wliih'l gave in
itis aisse'ssmient ait $10,0(i1, is sued for
$2t1i0,ii0-tihait heing tilthe aiggregate' of
thle damatl ts, it is alleged, to Ilu\veo 1.,e.i.
inilicteil Ilpoii 11lt, cuhrniilutratt :Illsdl gool
.1 u licte I ltwkitlis.
'hlie 'l'ilultes is t'llumill uitiirtiiuite.
ihesilt's lie suil of ( ss, still luetndihug,
Iuir$0lliO,i000 \vortih itf libel -wlhii'h, how
ever', :ln ilitelligtilt jury 'retllucett to
SI ,ultl(--miil I li ep onrtrlou jumlilnilttlt
i tl I rriti l'i'ri ca llli' L Ili ,lll0, iiiw iouis
in tiovtt,'irnr \i'arnilollh and t'hllltinis 25,
ulll bor liiti d-mla i liotltie to liiii by t
rul'ct iit iuhlit.:tlhiii in Iht h) ilitiP-e. Tlhe
tiggregath u thuil" siis h, l.o ln.s clainietl of
tliit luru'ssi of ithii city exceeds Ii.' -.$ŽiitO0(
the ,,tssetsseu vulih fl tftlest, pIlltpers., It
is quilt' obviiouis lhtit liit' ilnintill', if
they recover, will have to lhunt ttrouitl
as briskly as .l is. (laitie. to satisfy
;t. I, ouii ) to 'onfter toigethr, tht, ran
downi io the (lile tni t'tiito Nv
( )rle:iuls, wI're lh:tiiuolluiehv eiultertaiinle
ii (lih't'rse'iut ('iy. Th'leir professioili
ll0dittl aid in oiiiuip Iii iuths f
TILE RAILROAD MAIL OIROBlBEIES.
More Pointed Facts.
66 I Ant Here and Intend to Stay."'
Cards Still in Order!
MYiLNOE, LA., May 3:0, 187:.
My attention has been called to the
r artirlo in the Intelligencer of the 28th
inst. As it contains insitiuations which
seem to reflect on me, I shall in as brief
a manner as possible review the whole
transaction, so far as I have had any
thing to do with it.
The facts are as follows: It is gene
rally known that the car used for mail
purposes was an ordinary box car which
had been fitted up by running a parti
tion across the car. Now, in order to
fully understand the matter, it will be
necessary to describe the fixtures and
general situation of the mail room.
Upon the left side of the car was a broad
shelf running the entire length of the
room, and underneath this shelf for
about half the distance was a paper
case or two rows of large pigeon holes.
This shelf and case was nailed in a very
strong manner to the floor, to the lin
ing of the car to the partition and to the
end of the car. Running across the end
of the car, was a similar broad shelf
which laid on the paper shelf and tile
two were firmly fastened together, not
only by nails, but by an iron rod
screwed to the floor, and also natiled to
the end and side of the ear. ULpon this
broad shelf was fiastenicd the letter ease,
and upon whicelh the letters were tdis
tributetl. I state these facts for the
t purpose of showing thatt it woultl be
necessary to take down the letter case
first, then tear up thle shelf on which it
rested, and then to take up the paper
case before it would be tpossible for any
one to get at the robbed letters. Now,
the letters-tihe robbed letters-were
foundi behind this paper case and be
tween the two walls of the car; and it
was still necessary to take off the inner
wall of the car before exposing the
lettelrs, so that it would have beel ian
impossibility for any one to have got at
the letters in less than it hitour's tilnt,
and then only by thle free use otf lhunt
moer and cold chisel.
Now tas to tmy part in the matter. ()n
the morning of J)De. 1:1, 1872, 1 went
into this car for the purpose of taking
out the letter case, &e., prcwctledd by tile
foreman of the shop, Mr. .1. I. i'artle.
We proceehded first to take dowvi the
partition, but beftire we liad cottlpleted
it, and probably about ten mitinlutes
after our first coming into tihe car, 7tr.
1). 1P. (irant camtle in to assist itus, and
I remained in the car tthe whole time.
After taking down the partition we
I proceeded to take down the letter case
in the end of the car; and behind this
case we foiund the two uiopened letters
and one newspaper, and no snore. Next
, was torn down the paper case located
on the side of the ear; and upon retmov
ing the case atnd tearing off a portion of
the inside lining, the robbed letters
caelll into view. I was personally as
sisted all this time by Mr. Parlee, and
he and mny lf took some of the letters
out from between the walls, they lying
at the time oil thle floor. Mr. (;rant,
colnilng over to the part of the car
where I was, also picked up solme of
the letters, and after looking at them,
and noticing particularly, as lie dis
tinctly remeimbers, that they were
open, Iadtled thern to me. I should
have mentioned that two or three of
the letters were lying on the brace
whichl runs froit the corner to the floor.
Just as we had renloved the letters
found on the brace, Mr. Cr . I[. Tull, the
master machinist of the road, calte in,
and saw dr. I 'arlee and myself remove
the balance of tile letters. I was, pre
vious to this time, never within this
car, and so far as I renltemuer nlever
Imadle any repairs on the outside evenl.
As to the t"oscillating" ]notion which
Mr. Selye charges with having placed
those letters where they were found, I
will say that this car was nlo miore tf a
''dilapitdate concern"' than are all of
the cars oil the road. Its trucks aire
precisely similar to those used on the
new baIggage car which took the pIace of
this one-exactly like all the cars used
by the road without exception ; it has
the saute springs, the salt te UaitoitIut of
side Ilotion, andt the salte antloulnt of
rotk. Nothing less thnattnearthqitttke
or:ll list 'cottl lut:vec'oscillattel" those
letters into the pl:act where they w\eret
I aml no iorel the t' irst tlistIovertr"'
than tiare ,% r. I'uarlee :tutl M r. ( rantt, andtl
it is not a rt'tasonhlt' lsulositiolt that
three diffill'renIIt ioit s Ihouhl hatve' adoplt
edl thle scttlte Ilphill" tof t elii i : a mllll
tar in Itroitil dailylighlt ulatil slititlitig tiU
ilou" or t\vo ill tl rllilt ag 'ltr 1to pitts to)
rotb Iat few ltltry letters, litle at a:lny
tlitotielt lit tie stlrpriseil by otther work
ontl or event thie Siutlerintc lndelit f tfi t
iThe arti.le il te Intelli 1r m '(t
he treatte its 3hr.8tSlye's; fir, if not
acttiall,- written by himn, he certainly
assisted, ftr there are portions of t't
article wvhieh ore atlniost verb:ttint with
a ctnversation 1r. Stlyt lhal wtih tue
on the tlay lirevious to the :al pearatiec
of the article ii question. Mtorttover,
Mr. Soely stated to ate itfter ity hav
ing informited hin that I h'ltd beien titlid
the tcrimne Otn mite) that uktiti.s5 it toil li
be cletrly twovetn thit I wa:ts .liotte itn
the u'atr lii" a c'tsistleralhe tilte'' tIt he :
did not thinh Stltht a ltting ioutlti lie
tionI; tiurlther, lie said th: t ,,from mii it I
staltt'int, whith hi did tu ot totil it'
lit did fiot ti litvlt' tule a party to t
miiatter, tmil *"itit Ito tgi' vi mttvself aiy I
ttnstiuess aIhtitit it.'' hut it setinl itt' h
uli:tstg.uit hi- itifhul Vir3- -nltli'ily, .ug- I
ing from the Intelligencer's article. If
Mr. Selyo believes what lie has pub
lished, or allowed, to be published, why
does not lie do his duty, as he has taken
his oath to do, and arrest me and bring
me and other guilty parties (if there be
any) to justice? I am here. I propose
to stay. I do not and shall not depart
from my statements in any particular;
and I invite tIr. Selye, or any other
man, to an ivCstigation of the affair, so
far as I may have had any connection
with it-only I beg that he will not
spend six months' time in sending
"'decoys" to ''trap" me.
C. S. P,:'rrl:noxz.:.
ADYICE UPON CHIOLERA.
BoAtD Ol I' IIEArtrig, .
New Orleans, Aug. 18, 186ii.
WVe think that the many remedies
that are kept ready made, all of which
contain a number of very healing
things, that only act on the surface of
the stomach, and produce no good ef
fect upon the system in general, might
do much harm, and ought to be avoid
ed. As it is impossible for any one to
determine positively whether any and
every looseness of the bowels is acci
dental or the premonitions of cholera,
(which is always cholera,) if it ends in
it, we recommend that every one so
affected should lay up and make him
self as comfortable as possible. And
beliveing that the properties of opium
and of quinine are so peculiar, and so
well known to the profession as operat
inlg on the nervous system, so to prevent
congestion or a stasis of the capillary
circulation, it is recommended that in
case of watery discharges from the
bowels, live grains of quinine and itf
teeni drops of latudanuml sihould be taken
at once, tandi repeated every hour, if not
Your colulittee also have mluch con
fidence in the use of small doses of cal
ornel dropped on the tongue-say a
grain every fifteen lminutes, until (you
physician arrives) ten or fifteen grains
are taken. This latter medicine not to
be given unless the diseaLse is manifest.
The quinine aind laudanui is advised
because it is known to be effective and
permlanent, while strong and heating
niedicie.es are frequently injurious to
the coats of the stomach. A ijudicious
use of brandy nany 1e benefliial, but do
not think that alcollic stimulants are
useful in guarding you against attack.
PIurgative iledicines slhotuld not be
given except by direction of your phsi
Let your food be nutritious, lald keep
tile digestive orgalis in healthful condi
llhcordier to dti this, your habits must
not lie ii'u'hi chlliged, u'iless they are
hadi; inll other words, if your are in the
habit of living well, continuc' to do so.
Ai nutritious and healthy dlit \will pre
iTso no stale fish or Imeats.
Let your vegitables be fresh, andl well
cooked. 'Fruit, fresh and ripe, is not
unhealthy. Abstain frollt the use of
green corn, watermelonis, cencunlber.s
Cleanliness of the body is all-impor
taut. Cleanliness in your house is of
equal impliortance Keep your apart
mielnts dry, never damlli. Suffer no de
(.ayed vegetables or stagnant water to
renainti in your yards. Aty dtlisagr(en-
bIle smell froni lprivies, c'ess-pools or
sinks, is a proof of their unhealthful
ness. ltemo\ve tlhem, and use freely
linie, chloride of lime, chloride of soda,
and white-wash often. Ventilate \\ell
your houses andl sleeping allpartments.
Elxposeyour bedding to the air anil sun
daily. Avoid excessive fatigue, keepl
regular hours in eating and sleepling.
hien you lhave diarrhea or loose
bowels go to bed at ollnce, and remain
there until you aire well.
Igo not get ilp to pass the evacliatttin,
but use the bedpan or other conIlveninl
Never chill the sourface of the body
by getting out of bed.
Illlove inlilnediatly :all ev'atl:iOllS
froii your roonis.
Scild the ultellsiIs used, or di-infelvt
theni with chloride of s oda or line.
Iter,o\veannlll il.ea:is't.ll yt oursilid cloth
You nllui-t nllt IsalarUiedli, foir fear will
prodilu'ce well as aggravate the dis
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T'I1E LOUIIANA CA'.tSE.
Sroma ti'he N. Y. 'r)ibuit..
'The whole bilusinelss is :ll illustration
oif Ithtdiscridttiltile a:di evasive aniiter
in whic'h the IL.oui-i:nta dlliiculty has
be. 'latel r. Thebyhief Iedr:til lliers
aIt New " irlea, ctl i.:i)sey anlti Iatlkat nd,
'illtei'mI intoi:ilt) coillsiratiy w ith K:ellogg
tol revere 0lih result of the election lv
froil l odg ttl l )nrll[. The 'r-tsithnt'eum'
friniuds ii oiigrne. inivi--ihtiiiil fli1
ease auin rep irtiid that tlesen orders
in loint oif i ,l) aia whtolly" voitd Ith"
walt llotf juriitl.tion." If iII, tih rders
were void thle oiliters iln-tialleI by themlii
were lisurpers. Nteverththless the Iires-1
idnt chose to disrtgareiii the devtelop
iiet'lt if he i'Sinai.t' (COlumittieti, timn Ith
susttiii 'Ir. Klelliegg. 1 aving mnaih
th:lt choice he iltlijberatily took liti
ri.tliionsibility of forei'ig the liopleh If
Lou isianul to rloglizt, Kelblgg :1s t lie
lawful I )l'vero', onil liny tivill hi> -ip
ipointet. 1,Iiy doli- e nuv lie-ittie,
ulnt io rihelii hii plhdils.' If we arc u
to have uiorlitioii iit I Oliii:initi, lit it s
ie l'irt ihil :itlil eti-ivi. ItI neil ilol Ih
Iluht of iti~t hietli~' i-t ~t,l~iiu ii"iiim lh til'i
If last, in spite of the misrepresentations
3- of the Kellogg party. The negroes, as
y a body, do not concern themselves with
1 the contest at all; they are peaceable
g and prudent when they are let alone.
o The great majority of the whites refuse
te to acknowledge Kellogg even indirect
rt ly; refuse to recognize local officers of
his appointment ; refuse to obey his
r Metropolitans, or to respect his courts.
0o They stand in armed but passive resis
ia tance, waiting for the United States
A troops to disperse thea.i The Federal
ig authority they willingly recognize and
obey; but they will not obey Kellogg
until the President forces them to do
so. Then they will have made their
record; and will have placed them
selves in position to secure whatever
relief the courts, or political gains and
agitation in the future may offier.
WHAT A POSTAL DETECTIVEY IlA
f WVe copy from an article inspired, ii
f- not writtten, by Special Agent Selye,
it in\ Wodnesday's Intelligencer, the foil
.- lowing extract reciting how this Detoc
d tive hals been made to appear a help
less government Agent:
In the latter part of l)ecember, 1872,
Ia workman in the repair shops of the
o NX. 1. & T. t. It., located in this city;
1- while overhauling a freight ear, which
d had been used as a mail and baggage
n car, found a number of letters between
to the outer and inner lining of the car.
t- The post marks of these letters extend
It ed from July the 8th, 1872 to Novembhle
* 22, 1872.
n When these letters were received by
to the Special Agent from Mr. Pettibone,
f- they had all been openctl. hIr. Petti
i bone is the person who claims to have
it found them while in the act of repairing
I- The person who broke oplen the let
1- ters has not as yet hbeen discovered. The
at facts, so far as developed by tMajor So
ru lye, justify but olne theory, to wit: The
is letters were not opened by either of
:o the four different Ioute Agents,through
t. whose hands they pased at difliren t pe
Il riods, (as the records of the Vicksburg
d andl Monroe Post-ltlice show,) but
g were opened but by one pleron-as they
:o were all openlllel roughly, in the s:ame
is manner and s(emingly by the same
to rough hand.
.o it is the customl of the RIoute A\gent
w. while in charge of the mails, to (istri
to bulto thi- s;aile inl the mail roost of tit(
i- car while the train is 1111nder way; a et
of pigleon iltols or distril,uting cases,
p attacl(led to thie elilingi of the cear, being
i- used for this plurpose. The car in which
the lettrs werreltuid il wasa dilapidated
t concern, :m1 oseillahted very ilnullll while
"e in nmtiol, n:,itl it is supposedl that the
to letters il qluustiin ,iun1 l their way
. from the distributilg ease at diiiearent
times thrlutgh the crevices into thit
space between t11l celing and outer
phlank through tie miotion of thile car.
11 This Ihylpthesis is strengtlhened by the
it fact that a valueless inewspaper enclosed
of in a wirapper was found among the let
r. tors in qusetioll also two letters whichi
were rlol brIiokel olpenll, evitldenced bl y the
r- following extract of a c1olnllunicatioin
of written biy T1r.C. SC. J'. ttibone 1o the
t- Post-( Itiee I)epartinent at \'Vashington,
i- anmiouncitilg the discovery ofthe letters:
o "1 folndl also, between the walls of
t- the car, one letter mailed at this place,
,r directed to St. Iouiis, \io., and orie for
T- Crew Lake, La., with seals unbroken.''
y It is a fair (onclusion that tllere ha.s1
I, ineen )no robbery by the Route Agents,
iI but tha.t the letters wore oplened by tl(he
Sfirst finler, who, after breaking olt(n a
n portion of Oteni and (xam:ining their
p1 cntents, thrw lre thIll back betwe(en lil
ceiling and olter lining of the car.
,e It h1as been conclusively asertained
iI by the splcial Agent that eacll of the
four rloutet agents empllohyed on that
i, route at dilifrent times, had in lcharge
- onte or mliore O1, the letters founld.
It would be very unreasonable and
y unfahir to suppose thlit all four of thle
route algenits an11 two or three other
I younig 1met, who ntted as sIuchi, would
have openecd letters alld then have
t adopltedl tihe .SOUl " pa(1n of dislposinlg of
thei letters lbroken open. No man with
.- the least senuse of justice or fairness
yeal, ml )llllan extce-pt one thllorouglly
I di.ho)5'1and d:Ilh/ono0tal(,, in all his in
stincls, would adopt sucll a molllnsrous
thelry as the only mleanls by which sus
picion might he thrown oni ai numblier of
young nmen who have always 1stood well
in tile estiilation of ithe lpublic..
'Thle cpersonl who .fi,s! discovered the
letters i~s probably the guilty party.
Pettillone was thelirst to notify the I)t
partrent and lforward tlheui to Major
Seley, lbut sein olne else hmay have x
am1in1edl tlhe car plreviou to P'ettibone,
1I1and after lopenlling the letters deposited
tholll w\\re Pettlionlle says found theill.
i PlhROGRESS OF TIlE TEXAN 1'ACIVI.
1Ve tlhld tile fiollowing news it11In in
the S111l'ev clolrt Tillles o(f tlhe 2:111r:
in Mohntld-y lst train-s began running
to l( l\\:ltt, r,thile first statiln thirteen
nlih, hey1nd 1oo1ngviiw-. Alout twell
ty-tivt" mllih" ol'tlk alOre 1o\\w romleted
I\\let of llumngr-iew. It is designed to
hll'vet thile road bt\\wecl .ItfX(rson alnl(
711arshall (I|1tl for ilblsiUle s ill J 1ne.
S'cvy(-ltetenm mlll1 :t hI:lf Illiles of the tracke
- through froli ShrevI-port to that point
will , 11pe lny Jfllll If tl' Ser Illuet.
eeItll y :ll-'I . 7hltlt t ll illO til' p'l oplh ('ret
Idm:lhlllishil , nt toIII tIhrow ovil ' herilirI
till' idia lhlt he f lhia if 1 vlation i tolI
.S 11 1 --, h e lun,,ill-tS :-r. fit i .. m, ,ri
t'.1. A ' riter i I imi1 111 ; ztt,
lii ,l ."
CASTO(i SULPIIU SIP1IiN(lS.
The Proprietor of the CLastor Sullptur
Sprinlgs announces that he has enlarged and
improved hIs anecollillodations for guests
the ensuing season, and that he will be able
to entertainl with all the comforts of lolme
ilny number who shall seek the Springs fior
either health or pleasure. Famihes canl ble
supllplied with privato apartments, alnl
ladies with rooms secluded and comforta
tile. The'll table will be supplied bountifully
with the best to be had. Uootl saddle au~i
harness horses, hacks and buggies, aind
attentive hostlers will be found at the sta
bles, and til1 roads, having been repaired,
will allord good drives. Those seeking re
luxation and anusenont will lind a spacious
hall-roolll, bowling alley, billiard tables,
t.c., ready for their use. 'The adjacent ihr
'sts abolnd in game, and the bayou Castor,
rln Inlilg near by, is noted for its lino fishing.
The owaters of the Castor Sulphur Springs
are known to have great efficacy in correct
ing deran~geents o1 the digestive organs.
In all cases of general debility, its alterative
and tonic eifects are marked, prompt and
satisfactory. Tihe most obstinate cutaneous
diseases unfailingly yield to its influence if
properly used. Chronic rheulnatismn, non
ralgia and old ulcers mnay be promptly nit
igated alid often radically cured by judi
cious use of these waters.
The Springs are situated about 33 miles
northwest of llarrisonburg and 20 miles
southlwest of Columbia. A regular line of
stages will run twice a week between C(o
lumbia and the Springs. Recent ilmprove
nients onl the roads anlid bridges render the
Springs easy of access to all kinds of carri
ages froni of cry direction.
lloard per day for adults...............$2.00
IBoard per week for adults .............12.00
Board per nmonthi for adults..........40.00
DIrafts payable on the 1st day of.January,
1S74, given by responsible parties oni ro
sponsiblo mllerchallts, will he received frll
board. TIOMAS J. £1OUG !f,
April 25, 1873.--4ni Proprictlr.
TILE ST. LOUIS HOTEL.
This Illagnilicent Hlotel, lately renewed
land greoatly improved, and entirely rofrl1
nislhed in mllost sumptutous style, by the St.
Louis Hotel Association, of which i. 1F.
Mloiton. ICsq., of New Orleans, is the P'resi
dent, was opened to the traveling conllll
nity on the First Day of February, 1872, un
der the managoment of the undersigned.
30:1y Fornmerly Prop'r Now York Hotel.
O iACIIITA HOUSE.
Cor. DeSiard and Third Sts., Monroe, L:t.
1. L. Hassicker, Proprietor.
T'he aibovo nanmed Hotel, so long and an
v-oraly knowni throughout the conlltry ins
tlen relittedo and newly furnished, and is
now complete in overy department. Thl(e
Proprietor pledges himself to spare nio e
fort to mnake all comfortable who may fIavor
int witih their patronage. April 21, tit). ly
HOT AND COLDI BAThS I
Ia.shionable Hair J)Drsser and Ilarber,
(r:inl aDstldt, reet, takes pleasure ill illuorlltinug
t Ino eitinlIls of Monroeo alnd stl angers lpassillg
throulgh, tha:t lie has completed arrallte
Illonts by which hoe is onabled to supply all
who (desilre with a Hot, Cold, Mlustird or
Salt lillrt, at any time of tile day frolll 7
A. M. to !I 1. M. flair I luttilng, Shlallpooing
anlld ilt'avin done in te 1 'ost lann ir. Tih
onlly plu owh(eror you canll buyTti. INDIAN
1I rI:n t lN'-s ltrtn, tl o surest auld best reells ly
ifor all dliseasces of the hnir anld se.all).
iPrompt auld polite attention gutaranteed lt)
all who i lay honlor no with their patroll
a io. fi Fori. - ' l. illook will be pleased to see
his mitany f1rienldis at my etablishnlent.
M ay :, 1873. :1l:f
SII ,I ll , X 1. lIN_
S<'1 .tV I'lN NH,,
I!A II)IVA ID,
i iON ' ,[E S,
HighT s t ltlrket pri.o paid o1r cotton and
Tho tertl fori whllill tile O)tachitla F]enale
Al-llh 11y Iwas lensed expires on thle 2d( o
.h ly, 187:. lropliosls i" a 1i(w5 lease, for l
viear or terms of years, will lie rol-oivet fromt)
competent and el iahlo parties until tlhe sitl.
ifJ.une, 157:1. 'hohnildings are of brick,
urgoe, sld well adapted to the purpose ifor
which thov wereil constr(etcd, anld vontrally
locatedl iln MOroe, with aupll. groulUds ant
olltbuildings. The school could e innigu
rated with some lifty- or sixty day scholjars,
andl therel is aillntdanlt 1roo01 for1a IuItIbcrof
bloarders. -or terlls apply to the lunder
By order of the Bloard of Trlustecs.
it. WV. RICIAlt1)SON,
Monroo, April 1S.-l0t President.
COMMISSION ME.RCHIANT AND
DIEALERt IN 'V ES 'T N I N P'OI-'il,
MO NROl , LA.
Corn, Oats, HIayBn,ran Prk, Ba(on and
t' lour sold on1 consignlllent. 25--1y
PAX. T. 31,1A1), It. n. MIc'LAIN.
EAL) & Ml.AIN,
IR'1:- l vIN(i. F()OIHVAtl)ING ANi)
('.OMMISIJION 31 'EI!C A NTN.
DilY (it81l.8, (CLOTIlINl,
hlO0)T."8, SII(OE,, HATS,
f lARID'WAIIE, lIRON, ('AASIN(S,
or all killtls.
ill€| -lipp lics. ri'll-lnton, Nepi. Lii, 18T71. ((2:l ,
'- l i. S1 le l i A ,t "1", , ,
, ! " t . C II A N N 'UN.
April! I. 17". 8b:20-tr