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MONROE, LA., JUNE 7, 1878.
ANECDOTE OF LOMBENO DOW.
Loreaso Dow, whose name is still
fresh in the mlndsof many of the older
Inhabitanta, It Is said, war on his way
to iraeh inSouth Caroulia, when un
derneath an old spruce treehe overtook
a colored lad who was blowing a large
.tin born, and.mold send forth a blast
with rm . dswel adl and emee which
wa-ed'the s! s o- the distant hills.
,alngmaide th. blower, Dow said
to blith , at'.yot name?"
ut~,Ii .'Qarrie, sir," said the
Kish, have you been to
a¶es masu , I'se been dar many a
'f. you reamember a big spruce pine
tree &n the Hill?"
-y"es, maiso, I know dat pine tree."
"Did you know that Lorenzo Dow
had an appointment to preach under
that tree to-morrow?"
"Oh, yes, mama, everybody knows
"Well, Garbriel, I am Lorenzo Dow,
and if you'll take your horn and go to
morrow morning and climb up in that
.intree and hide yourself among the
bnches biefore the people begin to
5ther, andi wait there till I call your
name, and thea blow such a blast with
your: hod as I heard yon blow a
minute ago, I'll give you a dollar.
Will oudo it, Aarbriel e"
"Ve Maihba, r takes dat dollar."
"ldtbrlel like Zacleus,was hid away
ints top In due time. An im
- 'apeseuso of persons of all sizes
and colors assembled at the appointed
hour, and Dow preached on the judg
ment and the last day. By his power
of deription he wrought the multi
tude up to the highest pitch of excite
ment in describing the scenes of the
resurrection at the call of the trumpet
_g-~ls *hich were to awaken the sleep
ing nations. "Then," said he, "sup
pose, my dying friends, suppose you
should hear at this moment the sound
of Gabrlel's trumpet 7"
Sure enough, at that moment the
trmnpet of Garbriel sounded. The
women shrieked and many fainted;
the .men sprang up and stood aghast;
some ran, and all elit for a time that
the Judgment was set and the books
were opened. Dow stood and watched
the drifting storm till the fright abated
and some one discovered the'colored
angel who had caused the alarm quiet
ly perched on a limb of the old spruce,
and wanted to get him down to whip
him. Then he resumed, saying, "I
forbid all persons present from touch
ing that boy up there. If a colored
boy with a tin horn can frighten you
almost out of your wits, what will you
do when you shall hear the trumpet
thunder from the archangel ? How
will you be able to stand the great
wrath of God ?"
SUNDAY AT THE 'ABIS EXHIBITION.
[Baltimore American Letter.]
The exposition is,'of course, open to
day (Sunday, May 5) and the atten
dance has been immense-certainly not
less than 200,000. At Vienna the prices
varied from one florin to three per day,
but was always one florin on Sunday.
The Paris expoeliton has but one price
-one franc admlesion. The number
of visitors on Sunday comes from the
fact that workingmen can visit on that
day without the lo of a day's work.
That class was there to-day, with their
wives and children, and the grounds
and buildings literally swarmed with
them. It was a clear and bright day,
and the grounds presented a most ani
mated scene, their condition having
been much improved. The gentle
slope of the Trocadero hill, interspersed
with flower beds, and dotted here and
there with quaint oriental pavilions,
Moorish palaces, Swiss chalets and
Algerine mosques, was a very interest
Ing sight. Then, crossing to the broad
Pont de Jena, the brilliantly orna
mented facade of the main building,
gay with the flags of all nations, pre
sented a scene far exceeding that of
either Vienna or Philadelphia. Im
agine these parks and buildings
thronged with people of almost every
nationality under the sun, and you
will have sozme idea of the brilliant
and animated scene which the exposi
tion presented yesterday. The ar
rangement and the location of the
buildings and grounds are such that all
can be taken in at a view from the hill
of the Trocadero, and the picture pre
sented is both grand and Imposing.
A Washington correspondent thus
describes Congressman Aleck Stephens
of Georgia :
A white secretary, a colored servant
and a pair of crutches form Mr.
Stephens entire family. eRe was never
married, and I believe has few or no
relatves. On account of his inflrm
condition fe never seen in the dining
room; le takes his meals in his room.
He ea hvey qparingly, and is an epi
curte ian tnis tse, He hates the sight
oI pork, and he was onace known to
hbrow the plate at the waiter's head
who brought him sausage-eake for
breakaost. But his wrath was over in
a minute, for he soon laughed at the
folly o his qnuicok temper, and handed
the tonished waiter a gift. Yet it is
somewhart streang that, nrthstandl
ing Mr. tephenss natral aversion to
pcrk In any shape-hr it is said that
he can hardly look at a hog In the
street without having a touch of con
vusions-notwlithstanding this aver
sion, he I. psaSolnately fond of 'coon,
and he e two m constantly on
t aVh ilie of the Potomac cap
t-la-, .b r him. It tests Mr.
*tfll stemngth to stand alone
on) stehes. He appears to be all
dead but the eyes, which are large and
. radiant, with wonderful depth and
serenity. One leg Is shorter than the
other, and it is raised by a high heel
on his shoe. Always dwarfish In sire,
there is nothing left him but the bones
-the mere skeleton. He wears an old
I beaver hat, and clothes that are not
r exactly shabby. One shrinks from his
face at irst sight as from a dead per
Sson. But the quiver is but moment
ary, for the eyes speak, and you feel
that a man of intellect is near.
BEE STINGS A REMEDY FOR RIIEU
The Praegar Landwirthschafliches
Woochenblatt contains the following
in regard to the cure of rheumatism
by the means of bee stings. The cor
respondent says : "That his wife hav
f ing suffered so much as to be unable
to enjoy any sleep or rest for the space
e of six months, the right arm being al
most lame, preventing the sufferer
, from doing any household work,
making her even unable to dress or un
r dress herself, and having heard that a
farmer quite incapacitated by rheuma
,l tism, had been accidentally stung by
bees, and thereby got entirely cured,
he persuaded his wife to try this rem
* edy, as the pain from the sting of the
bees would not be greater than that al
ready suffered. Three bees were there
fore laid and pressed upon the right
arm for a considerable time, in order
h that the poison bladder of the insects
should entirely empty itself. The ef
feet produced was astonishing, as the
lady, even on the first night, was ena
bled to enjoy a long, good sleep, the
first time for at least six months, the
racking pain being entirely gone; the
arm was, of course, swollen greatly in
consequence of the sting, but the swell
ing disappeared gradually upon the
application of some cooling lotion.
All pain was gone, the lame arm re
covered its previous vigorousness, and
not the least sign of rheumatism has
since shown itself."
LIFE COMPARED TO A CLOCK.
Our brains are seventy year clocrik-.
The angel of life winds them up once
for all, then closes the cases and gives
e the keys into the hand of the angel of
e resurrection. Tick, tick, goes the
wheel of thought; our will cannot
stop them; they cannot stop them
t selves; sleep cannot still them, it only
makes them go faster; death alone can
break into the case, and seizing the
ever swinging pendulum which we
call the heart, silence at last the click
ing of the terrible escapement we have
carried so long beneath our aching
foreheads. If we could only got at
them as we lie on our pillows, and
count the dead beats of thought after
thought and imageafter image, jarring
through the over-tired organ! Will
nobody block those wheels, uncouple
their pinions, cut the strings which
holds those weights? What a passion
comes over us sometimes for silence
and rest, that this dreadful mechanism
unwinding the endless tapestry of
time, embroidered with spectral figures
of life and death, would have but one
brief holiday.--O. W. rolnmes.
A NATURAL CURIOSITY.
B Silver Spring, Florida, Is one of the
greatest curiosities in the South. It
bursts forth In the midst of the most
fertile county In the State. It bubbles
up in a basin near one hundred feet
} deep and about an acre in extent, and
sending from it a deep stream sixty to
one hundred feet wide, and extending
six or eight miles to the Oclawaha
river. In the spring itself sixty boats
may lie at anchor-quite a fleet. The
spring thus forms a natural inland
port, to which three steamers run reg
ularly from the St. John's, making
close connection with the ocean steam
ers at Palatka. The clearness of the
water is truly wonderful. It seems
even more transparent' than air. You
see the bottom eighty feet below the
bottom of your boat, the exact forn: of
the smallest pebble, the outline and
color of the leaf that has sunk, and all
the prismatic colors of the rainbow are
reflected. Large fish swim in it, every
scale visible and every movement dis
tinctly seen. If you go over the spring
in a boat you will see the fissures in
the rock from which the river rushes
upward like an inverted cataract.
The fences In the United States are
estimated to have cost $1,2ftH),Oo0,o)O,
or more than half the national debt,
and to be worth two-thirds that enor
mous sum, $800,000,0t00. The yearly
expense to keep them ill good order
and cattle proof is $100,000,0(h), or $2.50
to every mtan, woman and child,white,
black and red, in the country. This
is the result of the unjust system of
fencing every tilan's stock out, instea:d
of compelling every mani who owns
stock to keep it fenced in, .o it c(anuot
trespass on any of his neighbors. Eive
ry owner of cattle shoult care for
them himself, instead of compelllling
his neighbor who probably owns none
to do so. This is the law in all Euaro
pean civilized regions, and also in
Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska.
The negroes are to hold a convelntion
iu Charlotte, North Cirolina, on the
16th of September next, the object of
which is to petition thie law-making
I powers of the country to restore the
Swhipplng-lpost for stealing'and othler
Sgrievous offenses. Stephen McCorkle,
Sa colored man, is at the head of the
t move, and he says there will be dlele
e gates from several of tho Southern
*States. Of course the white criminals
-of the like sort would come in for
~ahippings also-which kind of recon
a cels the blacks to it. This is the case
In Virginia, Delaware, &c. To the
States it saves much, iu not having to
a maintain so many petty offenders in
OUACHITA LIVERY STABLE,
I VALENTINE F. VOGH, PBOPaIZTOB,
SCor. TMhrd and Deiiard Streets, Monroe, La.
Horses, buggies and hacks keptfor hire.
Horses and mules bought smad sold. Good
E lots and sheds for drovers connected with
the stable. Horses and mules boarded at
reasonable terms. Personal attention paid
to feeding all stock.
r- Bastrop and Farmerville stage office
at this stable. March 29, 1878.
le URITUIE STORE,
AND FURNITURE REPAIRING.
The undersigned respectfully informs the
public that he has now on hand a well se
e lected stock of OOice and Hlousehold F1arni
Sture, Wooden eoN"has, Ifetalie Burial Gskelsa,
B offin 'tritnmtnngs such as Ifandles, Plates
S'~rews, etc. Terms, Cash. Store on Grand
street, near the Courthouse.
t J. E. PETElRS.
Monroe, La.. March 18, 1878. n26-tf
8 FOR SALE'
Sy' - - -- -
Tufi albove property, consisting of a lot
300 feet square, with a line young orchard.
omnmolions ,dwellng, eistern, and all
- iooeessary outhouses,situated 3 nile above
i. the city of Monroe, fronting on the river, is
a for sale. For particulahrs apply on the
place, or to S. W. Rennett, Jr., designer
and engraver on wood, 61 (Clamp street,
>f New Orleansl. I se. 1-1, 1877.
t 01"FIioCE SALOON,
GRAND STREET, MONROE, LA.
The Proprietor assures his many friends
and customners that he will constantly keep
on hand the linest and best brands of
WiVtes, Liquors and (figars,
All of which will be served with prompt
noss and politeness.
A. J. KELLEII, ropriletor.
Octobr 0, 1877. lyv
1 .ADTI) t SilTOrP,
SadblIes nl IT:trness maden to ordler
on short notice.
t VMr. IIARRTS
S Monroe, La., November 2.1, 1877.
R EDoICE,) PRICES.
Look out for the
LITTLE IIARIER SITOP
. Around the corner, next to D. A. 1Brea'll,
t T,. MITCrIEELL, Proprietor.
Ifair-cnttinfg, 3c; Shaving, 150; Slnham
pooing, 35c. Oct. 12, 1877.
IAGONS I WVAGONS I
Twenty-five Two and Four-Hlorse Iron
Axle Wagons, made by the celebrated
Studbakor Manufacturing Co., just re
ceived and for sale at the lowest market
rates by FRED ENDOM.
October 3, 1873.-3:tf
NEW ORLEANS CARDS.
CPriem , comp.let, ScrI5.
'Packig box,m feet dSi p. le Sclew, strsng,
durable, attd gutaralnteed to p:rck a 50I th
iht,-.l:G- -- N- O rleans, 7a.
JAt'on ].EVY. W.t lit. s ARKB
L]ENEIRAL CtOM MISSTON MEiIIRCllAN1T,
73 n..... ............ 'aro tdelet St.,.................... 73
SHOLARS & KEY,
DE SIARD ST.. MONROE. LA..
HAVE EXCLUSIVE SALE FOR THIS SECTION OF THE
CELEBRATED MILBTURN WAGON
GULLETT'S COTTON GIN, WITH SELF-FEEDER ATTACHED,
DEALERS IN CHOICE
FAMILY GROCERIES, PRODUCE, BOOTS, SHOES,
July 20, 1877.
DeNIARUD T., E]ONUggpE, LA.,
HARDWARE, CROCKERY, IRON, STEEL,
We are Sole Agents i North Louisiana
Grist Mills Ph i ~Cotton Gins and Presses; and the justly celebrated Eagle Portable
Enlg ao anls d Cane Mills.
DESIARD ST., MONROE, LA.,
1, EALER IN COICE
D, A, BREARD, SR.,
CORNER GRAND AND 1)ESIARD ST.,
STAPLE DRY GOODS,
IOCIIIIS, nPLANTATION SSwFIIS L, aIIdIlS ITC.
SBUYS COTTON, WOOL AND HIDES.
NEW ORLEANS ADVERTISEMENTS.
II. B. STEVENS' MOTT. O.
At Lower Prices than can be shown at
any other house.
' NEW ORLEANS, LA. ,
= O A COC A m
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL
BATON ROUGE, LA.,
Is now in successful operation, with good
prospect of a large patronage.
Session begins, by law, October 5 and
ends July 4.
Facilities for Intruction-Very good : an
experienced Faculty, now of tour Profes
sors-the number expectad soon to be in
creased; much philosophical and chemical
apparatus ; ood appliances for instruction
in Engineering ; large museums of Natural
History; a library of fourteen thousand
volumes and a good equipment of small
arms anti artillery for military exercises.
Efforts are also making to get in readiness
Workshops and an Experimental Farm,
for which 120 acres of good land have been
Ctnurae of Study embraces a wide field of
literaturo- nd cience; and parents will
select the studies which they may wish
their sons to pursue. The military exer
cises are ranked as studies, only obligatory
on thece eas whoeae quartered in the
University building and optional with
other students, who board in Baton Rouge.
To become "student" or "cadet," is option
al with the parent.
Admssion granted to young men and
youths not under fourteen years of age,
who are proficient in thebranches o a
common English education. They can en
terb a on tbre during the session, and be
charged only rom date of entrance. Stu
dents may be residents of otherState r
-State (or beneficiary) cadets cannot
Ii be received until the Legislature makes an
aprropriation to pay their expenses.
e -speaes.-eTuition and the use of library
and apparatus are absolutely free. Stu
| dents can find ood boarding in Baton
e Rohugefor Sabount 15 a month; and those
who form 'messes" can maintain them
selves for $6 to o8 a month.
£Epensea fer' a Military COtdet.-Fixed ex
penses per month-Board, lodging and ser
vant attendance, 12; washing and mend
ing, 2 50; fuel and lights, 80 eents; medical
attendance, $1; total, $16; or for the session
of nine months $144; or at that rate for part
of session. Payable monthly in advance.
Contingent expenses per session-estima
ted-uniform clothing. 947; text-boots and
stationery, $15; medicines, $5; breakages
and contingencies, 5 ; total, $72. Payable
48 on entrance, balance 924 January 1. In
case of withdrawal from the Insttution,
cadets wilt be charged only for the time o
attendance, except that there will be no re
mm tission of fees for the last two months of
fo the session.
Location healthy, and desirable for deli
cate youths who may not be able to stand
a colder climate.
For further information, address
D. F. BOYD, President.
BERKSIIIE MAND ESSEX PIGS.
Thoroughbred and acclimated. Without
doubt the best breed for the South. The
subscriber breeds from the finest and best
bred imported Berkshires and their pro
duce, such as "Sallie Othello," "Sir Dor
chester Cardiff." "Robin Hood,""Toplash,"
,or"Stumpy,-" "Aweet Seventeen," strains.
,le Has three fine boars at the head of the
le herd. Stock entered for the third volume
"American Berkshire Swine Record" where
none but thoroughbred stock are admitted.
Pigs for sale at all times, as good as can
be found in the United States. Price,
boxed and delivered at Trenton or Monroe,
La., $25 per pair.
For further particulars address
C. T. HINES, M. D.,
DoTnsvile, Union o risah, La.
References given if desired.
February 22, 1878. ly
HARNESS AND SADDLE STALLION,
Will make the present season at my
stable on the MeGuire place, three miles
north east of Monroe, La. His services are
offered at $10 a single leap ; $20 the season
or $25 to insure a mare in foal. Money due
when the fact is ascertained or more parted
with. The colt, in all cases, standing good
for the money.
DESCRIPTION AND PEDIGREE:
TAP Tol is a beautiful bay full 16 hands
high, strong and muscular, possessing fine
style and action. Was sired by the world
renowned old Edwin Forrest ownri by
~lexander of Kentucky ; dam by Excelsior
Morgan ; grand dam by old Gray Eagle.
lIe has taken several premiums at vari
ous fairs in Kentucky. Also, in St. Louis,
MIo., and a number of premiums at Colum
bia, Fulton and Jefferson City fairs, coin
aiting with some of the best trotters in the
West. He has trotted a mile in 2:40.
March 20, 1878. H. W. McLEOD.
OPERA HOUSE SALOON
DI:SIARD STREET, MONROE, LA.,
Adjoining the Opera House,
The undersigned having thoroughly fur
nishled the above saloon-built under his
directions and arranged expressly for the
pleasure and convenience of his patrons
respectfully tenders his services to the
The Bar will be found supplied with the
very best of
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
BOTTLED, on KEG BEER,
. And at all times with a
PLENTIFUL SUPPLY OF ICE.
Lovers of Billiards will find two elegant
tables ready at their conmmad. Polite
attention is guaranteed every customer.
and the strictest order rigorously enforced
at this saloon. (. WV. PIERCE,
April 20, 1877. Proprietor.
Grand .trcct, ri'crc'a Old .tanul,
\V. II. FERRY, Proprietor.
Where the public will always find the
very best variety of liquors and drinks
served up in style by all old and experi
enced ba-tender. lie offers FSEE LUNCH
every day as an extra inducement to the
public, from 11 o'clock a. m. to 3 o'clock
p. n., consisting of Rot Seasoned Soups;
Roast Beef, Salads, etc. Price ofone drink,
i,,clusive of Luich, only l5, lie respect
furllv solicits a liberal sharo of tihe patron
ageoof the public.
Mlonroe, Janiuary 25, 188.
E A R ElABWI:T IIOUSE.
Tule undorsigned has opened hia opened
this ,iew mlarkot honse, and will be pleased
to .illplv the best of isieast at all hours of
tie dily. Ils old idatrot), are respectfully
invited to iCneo antd scO hits.
s Who hogs, neatly butchered, sold
aiS. per pounttd. J. L. NELSON.
Dec. ;1? i7:t.--14:tf.
JOS PItlNTIN .. .
AT THIS OFFICE,