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0. W. Me1RAIIB, Uuitel.
Ofefal Journal of the ParIsh eof Osebita.
Ofielal J fral a the Cityl of Monroe.
Q2NBOW. .LA.,IJANUARYs a Sse.
A .Constitutional Convention Is fore
gone. Notwithstanding this vox popull
decree, we h4ar of apme of our State
Senatrs who am yt oqpposed to the
Convention.-- ar eas.
Who are they? We should like to
know their names.
Thlae Senators of last yesr, who went
intq moutaing when the call for a con
stitnUodtl Convention reached the Sen
ate chaimber and were unanimous in
atteitding iti funeral-lank, lean and
luggbrlous mourners-are living monu
meats, now, of opposition to a new
Constitution and the will of the people.
Are there other ambitious Senators?
Freem all appearances, the bottom
has fallen out of the credit of this State.
It ap.ensa tiat Louisiana cannot pay
the interest due this month on her
bonds.. The Fiscal Agent-who is
some imaginary creature, good for
nothing in a tight--Inconticnnently fled
the field, inda like all corporations,
without a sol, -has failed at the mo
ment its aid was of any value. The
Funding Board or Board of Liquida
tlon, or whatever it may be called, is
equally at fult, and must, forsooth,
appoint a sub-committee to inquire
into the indebtedness of the State, and
the way out.
Meanwhile, we have a Governor,
Auditor and a Treasurer in this State.
What are these officials doing in the
administration of the finances of Louisi
ana ? And then-let us not forget it
-we have Senator White of Orleans,
who is plethoric with financial facts
and figures, and could wlthin himself
run a nation. Why, with all this wis
dom and greatness-with all these
powerful minds and thinking men--is
Louisiana to-day a defaulter and a
Are we going to protest ?
TIE CONSTITUTIONAL" CONVENTION.
We have not said anything recently
upon this .question because we have
regarded the matter settled, the only
point open for discussion being the pro
per time for the election of delegates
and.the meeting of the convention. In
our opinion, the election for delegates
should be held in March, and the con
vention should assemble as soon after
as possible, say 15th April, and the new
constitution submitted to popular vote
early in the fall. The fact that no
general election takes place then is a
fortunate circumstance. We wish the
single issue of the adoption of the new
constitution to be submitted to the
people, and we wish it done at a time
when there will be no general organiza
tion of the radicals in this State.
The time for discussing and parleying
is past, and we want to see vigorous,
determined action taken.-Opelousas
So do we. We will go several steps
further, and say we are Indifferent
about an election for ratification of the
proposed new constitution. For one,
we will ratify it now. A constitutional
convention Is sovereign. The Conven
tion which carried Loulsian out of the
Union sought no ratification of Its acts.
It would be well for the Convention
that is to redeem Louisiana to follow
the example of the Convention of
A TIMELY WARNING.
The Columbia Herald is Justly indig
nant at the scurvy treatment the coun
try press received at the hands of the
last Legislature and indulges in some
wholesome words of warning concern
ing the future. If the conductors of
the press were true to themselves there
would be no ground of complaint.
They make intellectual giants out of
pigmies, who become, too often, un
- faithful to their creators. They should
always bear in mind the important
fact that the Press has come to be ac
knowledged as the "Fourth Estate,"
or subordinate only in influence to the
sovereign power of the commonwealth.
It is mightier than the pulpit and
welids more power than the forum, in
the proportion in which the sphere of
its readers is larger and more varied
than any which can be reached by mere
vocal utterance. Wellding such an In
fluence, then, the Ifault of legislative
negleet must, in a great measure, be
traced to Journalslatice doors. Let the
contry prems of the State speak out
boldly aud with no Uneertain sound to
the coming Lgislature ooneerning the
wrongs of the past and we feel confl
dentthey will berighted. Watehwell
and~eittdsa closely the aonduct of re
speetlve .representatives and Senators
a. proesaIhugs proesse-" lutting to
the lIne, let the chifp all where they
n-end .the press will secure more
] Jiila.. rO·the people aitlarge momre
arpibtahlegleslation. We agree with
tha .esaM.tl that the Legislaature ashould
be Impressed: with the fact that the
- Demoratie party must keep faitth with
the Democratic press. The following
extract trom the Herald's article is -
truthful as forcible.:
"The country press of this State has
done yeoman work in freeing it from
the curse of Badicalism, and now to be
utterly ignored and systematically
swindled by the party for whose benefit
It has suflbred and wrought so much, is
more than it proposes to bear. If the
Democratic-Oonservative party thinks
it can live without the powerful agency
of newspapers, let it continue the nig
gardly, 4ishonest and dishonorable
course that was adopted by the late
Legislature towards the press of this
State and, we venture to say, the op
portunity will be.afforded it. As we
have all along claimed, the press does
not ask favors at the hands of any; it
only asks justice, and, if that justice be
not freely given, as it Is given to every
other classa of men, then let our patri
otic statemen look to some other source
for.aid--newspapers will aid them no
It was our good fortune to meet on
Sunday last, Major Green, of the N.
O. Pacific Railroad. This gentleman
informs as that within four months
time the road will be in running order
from New Orleans to the vicinity of
Mr. Jean A. Hitter, Jr., of St. Mar
tinsvillve, La., has patented an im
proved Type Writer, of simple and
compact construction, that may be
readily used for printing on paper and
for other purposes, being small enough
to be carried conveniently In the
pocket, if desired, and readily operated
with little practice.-Courler.
Speaking of the work that is now
under way to Improve the landing at
Delta, the Journal, of the 81st ult., sAys:
There are about 185 men employed
on the jetty work, and two matresses,
150 by 50 feet, were launched from the
"ways" on Saturday. One of them
got "caught" by the falling river, but
was pulled off yesterday by the Yellow
stone. The stone to sink them will
probably be over from Vicksburg to
Mr. John Parker, a resident of the
8th ward of this parish was shot by a
negro named Pete Cole. The whole
load of small shot took effect in the
hip and leg. Mr. Parker is seriously
though not dangerously wounded.
A difficulty occurred near the Texas
line on Saturday last, between a
man by the name of Rogers and one
by the name of Bagley, which result
ed in both of them being wounded.
We have not learned the particulars.
A most unfortunate occurence took
place last Sunday evening in the Lake
St. Joseph neighborhood, in this par
Ish in the shooting and killing of
Woods A. Carpenton by James S.
Douglass, in the parlor of the latter.
The Deputy U. S. Marshal whose
presence in town we mentioned last
week has been busily summoning wit
nesses to attend the United States
Court in New Orleans. We learn that
quite a number have been cited to
appear, principally men who were. in
sympathy with the Douglas-Bland fac
tion in the recent election.-Journaf.
East Baton Rouge.
Last Saturday night a gentleman,
who was on his way home at a late
hour, heard some one near a gate groan
ing. Suspecting that a man had been
foully dealt with, he went off and got
another party to go with him to ascer
tain what was the matter and convey
the injured party to some place where
he could be carred for. When he re
turned with a friend the man supposed
to be injured was found to be Mr. Jas.
Irwin, who had by some means or
other got out of his house in his night
clothes and was nearly frozen to death
when picked up. He was taken to the
jail the nearest point where a bed and
fire could be found at that hour, but
by the time they, got him inside the
room he was dead.-Ad'oecate, 27th ll.
The saving in cotton freights this
year by means of the Eads jetties,
which have made a secure channel for
the largest vessels, will amount to
$1,600,000.--N. O. limes.
Col. Hardee is preparing speciflica
tions, asked for by a wealthy and phil
anthropic lady of the North, as to the
cost, etc., of constructing in this city a
number of fountains for the benefit of
the poorer classes of citizens.-N. 0.
Hon. Clarkson N. Potter, Hen. J. D.
Cox, members of the House investiga
ting committee, known as the Potter
committee, also Mr. J. B. Linton, clerk
of the committee, and Mr. Potts, ser
geant-at-arms, arrived by the morning
train and registered at the St. Charles
Hotel. Mr. Stenger, of Pennsylvania,
has not yet reported.-Democrat, 31st
The house belonging to Gen. Grant,
in WVashington, which he built for his
own occupancy, has been sold to a lady
from Ohio, who now occuples it. To
show the depreciation of property in
Washington, it is only necessary to
state that the house and grounds are
said to have cost- Gen. Grant $25,000,
while the price just paid was $18,000.
The house has not been previously
Lord Roeeberry and his bride,.
HIannah Rothschild, are quarreling
I already. It seems hard to understand
Show a man could afford to quarrel
with a wife worth $40,000,000.
ELECTIO APFAI S IN LOUISIANA.
SWASHINGTON, e. 81.-Part of the
correspondence from Louisiana to the
President, which will be given to the
Senate when it meets, is arranged for
transmislon. District Attorney Leon.
ard writes that in (addo, fifty to
seventy-five negroes were killed and
numbers driven from their homes, and
many assaulted and Intimidated. Re
publican meetings were disturbed by
violent, armed men, Republican speak
ers Insulted and leaders threatened with
assasilnation. The parish should have
gone Republican by over 2,000 majori
ty, but the Democrats openly took the
election by force and fraud. Military
companies were organised and ap
peared under arms. At one precinct
where there were 256 Republican votes,
no Democratic votes were cast, the
box, list of voters, etc., were forcibly
taken from the Commiessioners by a
body of armed men. The laws of the
State and of the United States, with re
gard to the conduct of elections, were
fiagranted violated, United States Su
pervisors not permitted to discharge
their duties, and Republican voters
were driven from the polls.
In Natchitoches, at a meeting on the
14th of September, addressed by Elam,
candidate for Congress, and other speak
ers, the Democrats were publicly told
that they were not worthy to be called
white men if they could not do away
with fourteen or fifteen Radical leaders.
The Democratic Parochial Convention
which assembled September 21st, was
searcely called to order, when it was by
motion adjourned that the members
might break up a Republican ward
meeting held on the same day. The
Chairman of the Republican Parish
Committee, and other local Republican
leaders, were arrested at different times
and places, outraged, insulted, threat
ened and driven from the perish with
the final warning that they certainly
would be killed should they dare to
enter its limits.
In Ouachita, the Democrats organized
companies under arms, and appeared
frequently throughout the parish. Re
publican leaders were prevented from
making the canvass; Republican voters
were effectually intimidated, and com
pelled to join Democratic clubs to save
their lives. In Morehouse parisebh,
leaders of the Republican party were
compelled to abandon the canvass to
save their lives.
In Jackson, Ludeling, candidate for
Congress, was prevented from speak
nlug, insulted and driven from the
Tensas was invaded by armed forces
from Mississippi and other parishes, 50
or more negroes were killed, and num
bers driven away.
At New Orleans, judging from afB
davits and evidence adduced in trials
before Commissioners, fraud was sub
stituted for violence, and little pains
was taken to conceal the fact. Heard
of outrages committed in Feliclana,
Concordia, St. Marys, St. Landry, Bos
sier, Rapides, Red River, Grant, and
other parishes, but not in a manner to
authorize official action. Throughout
Caddo, Natchitoches, Ouachita and
Tensas, a reign of terror was inaugu
rated and still maintained, which will
Deputy United States Marshals Mc
Connell and Bancroft send reports.
McConnell writes that in Tenses the
Democrats told the Republicans they
must not hold meetings, that sixty-five
Republicans were killed, and a large
number of negroes joined the Demo
crats to keep from being killed.
NEW ORLEANs, Dec. 31-The fund
ing Board, in executive session to-day,
adopted the following : Resolved, That
the Governor of the State of Louisiana
be directed and requested to publish
the following notice: In view of the
fact that under existing law tax col
lectors are not called upon to settle
their accounts with the State until the
20th of January, 1879, and as a result
of this fact only the small sum of
$8,490 50 is now to the credit of the in
terest tax fund of 1878, therefore notice
is hereby given to holders of State
bonds and coupons due January 1st,
1879, that this Important subject will
be submitted to the Legislature for
action and remedy immediately upon
its assemblage. [Note-The Legisla
ture meets Monday.]
There seems to be no alternative but
for the State to default on January
coupons on consols. The State author
ities express the belief that the entire
interest will be paid within three
,"Enterprising journalism," which
nowadays means manulfacturing news
if it cannot be obtained otherwise, has
just received a sorely-needed snubbing
at the hands of the British admiralty.
A correspondent of one of the leading
New York dailies, writing up the royal
reception at Halifax, gave a glowing
and graphic account of an interview
with the Duke of Edinburgh, in which
the sailor prince unburdened himself
to his new found friend, denounced
England's foreign policy, damned
Beaconsfield, and in a rhetorical sense
" smashed things" generally. A tele
graphic summary of this remarkable
conversation found its way to the Bri
tish government, and when the Duke
arrived in England he was promptly
called upon for an explanation. And
he promptly gave it by declaring that
no such conversation, or anything like
it, ever took place; in other words, the
reported interview was a lie out of
whole cloth. Fortunately for the
imaginative correspondent, he was in
America and not in England, else he
might have received heavier punish
ment than popular derision and con
This sort of thing is becoming alto
gether too common agpng a clae of
papers which ueir me pe oup
than brains. The praace of'" iner
viewing' is not geeeslrlly leid. On
the contrary, if properly conducted it
has many advantages for-all concerned.
But when the interviewer puts in the
mouth of the person interviewed words
he never uttered, or gives to the watis
he did utter false construction, it is a
gross outrage upon the Individual and
a gross insult to the public. It is the
meanest sort of libel, because entirely
unprovoked and beyond the reach of
law. It is the meanest sort of lying,
because it is intended to deceive and
mislead the entire community. Instead
of calling sueh Journalism "enterpris
ing," it should be denounced as crimi
nal, and treated accordingly.-&. Louis
CHANGQES IN THE FROG.
Nowhere in the animal kingdom is
there so favorable an opportunity for
peeping Into nature's workshop as in
the metamorphoses of the frog. This
animal Is a worm when it comes from
the egg, and remains such the first four
days of its life, having neither eyes nor
ears, nostrils nor respiratory organs.
It crawls. It breaths through its skin.
After awhile a neck is grooved into
the skin. Its soft lips are hardened
into a horny beak. The different or
gans, one after another, bud out; then
a pair of branching gills, and last a
long and limber tail. The worm has
become a fish. Three or four days
more elapse, and then the gills sink
back into the body, while in their
place others come, much-more complex,
arranged in vascular tufts, 112 in each.
But they, too, have their day, and are
absorded, together with their frame
work of bone and cartilage, to be suc
ceeded by an. entirely different bheath
ing apparatus, the initial of a second
correlated groupe of radical changes.
Lungs are developed, the mouth wid
ened, the horny beak converted into
rows of teeth; the stomach, the
abdomen, the Intestines, prepared for
the reception of animal food in place of
vegetable; four limbs, fully equipped
with hip and shoulder bones, with
nerves and blood veesels, push out
through the skin, while the tail, being
now supplanted by them as a means
of locomotion, is carried away by
piecemeal by the absorbents, and the
animal passes the balance of its days
as an air-breathing and flesh-feeding
Says the Indianopolls Journal: Ten
years ago the wife of a well-to-do con
tractor of this city attended a ball, on
which occasion she danced to excess.
Soon after she gave birth to an idiot
son, who in due time was consigned to
the poor-house. Ever since the boy
has been able to stand he has been go
ing through the motions of a crude
waltz. In his waking hours he is never
still a moment, but is continually whirl
ing round and round or shuffling along
the floor, keeping time to silent music
with his arms, head and body. The
boy's parents are still living in the
A man by the name of Jeremiah Col
lins, at present confined in the Missouri
penitentiary, has written to Governor
Phelps saying that he was sentenced
to be hanged some years ago, but has
been kept waiting all these years. He
asks the Governor, in conclusion, to
see that the law is carried out.
The other day there was a barrel of
Johannisburg wine sold at Cologne for
66,000 florins. At 1,600 bottles to the
barrel, it was estimated that this wine
brought about $17.50 to the bottle.
All the Southern States are beginning
to raise less cotton and more grain.
North Carolina raised 2,000,000 bushels
more of grain this year than last.
Mounoz, January 3, 1879.
Sugar ...... .............. ......................9 11
Co b .oo ................... . ...........1 ~ 181s
Molasses . ....................................40 68
Rico......... .... ... .. ....................6.. 10
Irish Potatoes ....................................3 00
Hay ton......................... ............. 24 0
Oats, 50c; Rus Proof ...........................10
Bran .......................................1 50e1 75
Flour ........ .........................15 507 0
Corn Meal ................. ......................3 0
Rye, bushel ................................... .1 25
Pork, bbl .................................. ........10 50
Pork, d. s ...................................... ......... 6
Tacon, c. o ............................................ 7
Hams ............. ......... .........11 %l123e
Teas .............................. ............75.I 0o
Tobacco .........................................50 s 85
Soap ............................ ..................... 5 7c
Candles ................................... ......18<a20
Lim e ..................................................3 00
Nails .............................. ........3503 75
Ties............................ ................ 50
Powder, 251b kegs, 7.00; 6ib kegs....2 00
PShot. sack....................................2 00
Ordinary ........... " .....................7...
Good ordinary ..................... . 7Y
• Middlino R................ ..................... 8s ~9
Good middling............................... 9%
Nzw OnL.Ads, January 2, 1879.
Good i- ddling............................10
Pretty nad Youag
I In every feature but the hair, which had
grown white from fever. This lady at 36
writes us: "I have used Parker's Hair
Balsam six months and am more than
pleased with it. It hs reetored the natural
brown color of my hair and given it a silky
softness, nicer than ever before. There is
no dandruff, no failing hair, and it leaves
the scalp so clean and nice and cool that I
am ever so much pleased, and I feel and
look like myselfagain." Disinfectant pro
perties that enter chemically into this pre
paration render it healing, cleansing and
healthful, and the beautifiul, fresh and vi
orous hair it produces, together with ius
property of restoring the hair to its natural
youthful color, leaving the head entirely
freed from dandruff, clean and healthy,
surprises no les than it pleases. Buy a
bottle from George W. MJcFee and lest its
AG3ICHU u1T, TfL ~ MECHANCAL
BATON ROUGE, LA.,
I* now in successful operation, with good
Samion..bsgiaa bylaw, Osiober 5 -mad
enda Jul7 4.
ibefitbie for Iatraeiok--Vey good: an
experieneed Faculty, now of tour Profes
sore-the number expected soon to be in
creased; much phloUphical and chemical
apparatus; good applianees for instruction
inEnneering; large museums of Natural
History; a library of fourteen thousand
volumes. and a good equipment of small
arms and artillery for military exercises.
Efforts are also making to get in readiness
Workshops and an Experimental Farm,
for which 12 eacres of good land have been
Cbrase of Stdy embraces a wide field of
literature and science; 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 the cadets who are 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.
Admission granted to young men and
youths not under fourteen yearn of age,
who are proficient in the branches I a
common English education. They can en
ter at any time'during the session, and be
charged only from date of entrance. Stu
dents may be residents of other States.
,$F-State (or benefieiary) cadets cannot
be received until the Legislature makes an
appropriation to pay ther expenses.
Erpenaea.-Tuition and the use of library
and apparatus are absolutely free. Stu
dents can find good boarding in Baton
Rouge for abont 15 a month and those
who form "messes" can maintain them
selves for $6 to $8 a month.
AbLpenses for a M titar OCdet.-Fixed ex
penses per month-Board, lodging and ser
vant attendance, l washing and mend
ing, 2 50; fuel and lights, 50 cents; medical
attendance, $1; total, $16; or for the sesmion
of nine months $144; or at that rate for part
of session. Payable monthly i advance.
Contingent expenses per aseon-aestinria
ted-uniform clothing, $47; text-boots and
statlonery, $15; medIcina, s5; breakages
and oontingencies, 95 ; total 72. Payable
$48 on entrance, balance 24 Jamnuary 1. In
case p withdrawal from the Institution,
cadets will be charged only for the time of
attendance, except that there will be no re
mission of fees for the last two months of
Location healthy, and desirable for deli
cate yonths who may not be able to stand
a colder climate.
For further information, address
D. P. BOYD, President.
LEWIS D.ALLEN, Jr.,
*, BANKERS' moe
AND MANUPFAC TUBERS' AOGEN7,
DesIARD ST., MONROE, LA.
T. PUROLL,, Notary Pablic.
Exchange on St. Louis, New York and
New Orleans, in sums to suit, and collec
tions promptly attended to in Monroe,
Trenton Farmerville, eBastrop, Ouachita
City, Columbia, tc.
Interest allowed on deposits at the fol
lowing rates: On sums from $I upwards,
remaining In bank for three months, 4 per
cent per annum; six months, 0 per cent
Orders solicited for merchandise of any
description, to be filled at manutacturer's
August 17, 1877. Om
GRAND STREET, MONROE, LA.
The Proprietor assures his many friends
and customers that he will constantly keep
on hand the finest and best brands of
Wines, Liquors and Cigars,
All of which will be served with prompt
ness and politeness.
A. J. KELLER, Proprietor.
October 6, 1877. lv
Terms, $2.00 per Day.
THE MONROE HOUSE,
Jackson Street, Monroe, La.,
D. B.TROUSDALE, PROPn.
Look out for the
LITTLE BARBER SHOP
Around tie corner, next to D. A. Breatd.
B. MITCHELL, Proprietor.
Hair-cutting, 33c; Shaving. 15c; Sham
pooing, 3ie. Oct. 12, 1877.
NEV ARKI:T HOUSE.
The undersigned has opened has opened
this new market house, and will bepleased
to supply the besat of meats at all hours of
the day. His old patrons are respectfully
invited to come and see him.
- Whole hogs, neatly butchered, sold
at Sc per pound. J. L. NELSON.
Dec. 19 1873.-14:tf.
ESTIMATE OF EXPENSES
PARISII OF OUACHITA,
For expensaes of courts and crimi
nal prosecutilon, comprising
Feeding prisoners........... 1,000 00
Conveying prisoners to
penitentiary............... 800 00
Total on account of Sheriff......9 3,400 00
Salary of Clerk of District
Court.................... ..... 250 00
Pay of jurors........... 1,800 00
Justices of peace and con
stables.......................... 400 00
Coroners and coroner's
jury, etc............... 150 00
District Attorney's fees... 250 00
Total for courts and criminal
prosecutions ......................... 2,850 00
For ublic schools. ......... 2,000 00
Roars and bridges.......... .500 00
Printing................ 300 00
Assessor's fees, etc.......... 400 00
Salary of Clerk andTreas
urer........................... 600 00
Salary of Parish Att'y..... 210 00
Charity..................... 60 00
Repairs on public build
iugs, etc................. 50000
Per diem and mileage Po
lice Jurors.................... 500 00
Miscellaneousexpenses... 200 00 5,850 00
Total..............................1.. 2,100 00
Adopted 2d December. 1878.
W'. G. KENNEDY, President P. J.
J. E. 1Ia y.a, Clerk P. J. 13t-t
SUN OB "11879.
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That is the pollcy which has won for this
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can and for the honest Republican as
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The San has fairly earned the hearty
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While the lessons of the past should be
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