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VO ME XV. M -ONROE, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12. 1879.
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Cobb & Gunby,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, MONROE, LA.
Li Jan. 2, 1879.
Dr. Wm. Mandel
~ENDERS his services as Physician and
S Hargeon, to the public. He can be found
ipon his plantation, four miles below Mon
no. March 11, 1874. 25-ly
R. B. TODD. DAVID TODD.
Todd *d Todd,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
December 7,. 1877.
John T. Ludellng,
ATIORNEY AT LAW, Monroe. La., will
practice in the State and Federal Courts
in Louisiana, and in the Supreme Court at
Washington City. 11
Joseph E. Johnston,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, MONROE, LA.,
will practice in all the Courts of the
F'ourteenth Judicial District and in the
Supreme Court of the State.
January 25, 1879.
Dr. T. P. Richardson
HIAS resumed the practice of Medicine.
He may be found, when not profes
sionally engaged, at- Moore's drug store
during the day, and at his residence at all
other hours. Monroe, Feb. 6,1879.
P. P. STUDBS. TALBOT STILLLMAN.
Stubbs de KJtllman,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Monroe, La.,
will practice in the Parishes of
Ouachitac , Morehouse, Richland and Franklin
and in the Federal Courts. Will take
claims for collection in all other parishes in
Louisiana, with privilege of managing
same in connection with attorneys residing
there. March 7, 189. ly
A TTORNEY AT LAW, MONROE, LA.
Lands for sale and rent in the par
ishes of Onachita, Morehouse and Richland,
including desirable farms. Special atten
tion to real estate titles. Communications
solicited from parties to buy, sell or rent
lands and houses. Enquiries promptly
answered. Correspondents in all the
States. December 6, 1878. ly
Dr. Thos, Y. Aby,
OFFICE on DeSiard street, at the inter
section of First, in the roar room of
building formerly occupied by A. J.
January 6, 1876, ly
R. W. RICHARDEN. C. J. BOATNER.
Richardlson & Boatner,
A TTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT
Law Monroe, La., will practice in all
the Parishes of North Louisiana, in the
Supreme Court at Monroe, the Federal
Courts, and in the Land Office Department
of the General Government.
f01tl1 fronting northeast corner of public
square. January 3, 1879.
R. RICHRARDSON. S. D. 'BENBERY.
Richardson & 1ecEnery,
ATT 'ORNEYS AT LAW, Monroe, La.,
EL will practice in all the parishes of
North Louisiana, the Supreme Court of the
ate, the Federal Courts, and in the Land
Alce Department of the (General Govern
imont. January 11, 1879.
John H. Dlnkgrave,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, MONROE, LA.
S L Oflice opposite Court House. Practices
*i-.- - all the Courts of North Louisiana; also
in the Supreme Court of the State and the
Federal Courts. All clainis, including cot
ton claims, will receive prompt attention.
Land O()llc and lonsion matters attended
to. March 28, 1879.
DR. S. L. BRACEY, Dentist, respectfully
offers his professional services to the
citizens of Monroe and surrounding coun
try. Having an experience of fourteen
years in the practice, he feels confident of
giving satisfaction in all branches of his
profession. Is willing to warrant all work.
Office at residence on Jackson street, near
the Female Academy, Monroe, La.
GRAND STREET, MONROE, LA., _
HARDWARE, GROCERIES, DRY GOODS
GENERAL PLANTATION SUPPLIES
AND IMPOWTRN OF
LANDRETH'S GARDEN SEED.
rEPS ComrSTANWrLY on HAND
LIME, CEMENT AND PLASTER.
ALSO AN AsSOETNKErT OF
WAGONS, WHEELBARROWS, PLOWS.
August 17, 1879. 48:tf
NEW ALHAMBRA RESTAURANT
Has been removed to the corner of St.
John and St. Ann street, in the rear of B.
Rills' book store, where I will be found at
all hours, ready to serve my old customers
and the public with the best that New Or
leans and this market can afford.
Oysters in every Style ;
And everything else to be found in a
I will give my personal attention to all
who call upon me and guarantee the best
G. C. ENSSMINGER.
Monroe. October 6, 1877.
TH'E CORNER SALOON,
CoRNER DESIApD ANo ST. JOHN STS.,
The underalined, having opened a new
a nee tlyollr ýýnuie ab saloon in Monroe,
uieth'ley oltllY a liberal share of pub
lie patronage. Every attention will be
given by a polite and experienced bar
eeper. Imported and domestic Wines,
Liquors and Cigars kept constantly on
S* All kinds of MIxED DaNIts, in season
a specslt. M. L. DEDMAN,
Jan. 1, 879.. Proprietor.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
LIQUORS, TOBACCO, CIGARS, &e.1
Has removed to the new building of H:
Meyer on DeSiard street.
His entire stock of Dry Goods, Boots,
Shoes and Gents' Furnishing Goods is nod
offered for sale at astonishingly low f igres.
The finest qualities of
LIQUORS AND WINES
Kept at the Bar. Call and see Sam at his
Monroe, La., September 5. 1879.
SOUTHERN CARRIAGE, FACTORY.
The undersigned takes pleasure in making
known that he is now as well prepared as
before the war, if not better, to do all kinds
of work, either in
aastfactring or Repairing
CARRIAGES, BUGGIES, HACKS, ETC.
Ready made work kept on hand; speci
mens of which may be seen by calling at the
Factory. He will also carry on a general
Blacksmith shop, arranged to do all kinds of
blacksmithing. Terms reasonable.
January 1, 1879. FR. ENDOM.
FOR SALE OR LEASE !
The undersigned offers his farm, con
sisting of 800 acres of good land, 140 acres
in good state of cultivation; fine orchard
good dwelling, barn, cabins, cistern and
two good wells on place; hesides his stock
of 30 hogs and 20 cattle, mules and the en
tire outfit for farming, for sale, on terms to
suit purchaser. If not sold by first of De
cember, the place will be leased for a period
of years. Place situated about 35 miles
east of Monroe.
Apply to Fr. Endom, or to the uder
signed on the place.
1tOBT. H. ENDOM.
Novenmber 6, 1879.
DIEDOLD SAFE AND LOCK CO.,
N. 1B. MILTON, AonNr,
Safes sold for less money than by any
one traveling, on time, or for a heavy dis
count for cash.
Guns, Pistols, Clocks and Sowing Ma
chines repaired an short notice by
N. B. MILTON.
27 Rills' News Depot.
S Terms, X2.00 per Day.
8 THE RONROE HOUSE,
Jackson Street, Monroe, La.,
The information to his friends,
Be they few or be they many,
And to his enemies if he has any,
That he's located in Monroe
To make your clocks and watches go.
Grand St., at -fealy's Photogracph Gallery.
September 12, 1879. 6U1
Shop on Grand street, next door (alove)
to Harris's saddlery shop. Suits made in
all tile latest styles. Cleaning, Cutting
ad Repairing careflly executed, and
August 28, 1879.
AAGONS I WAGONS I WAGONS I
Twenty-five Two and Four-Horse
made by the celebrated Studebaker Mann
t actnring Cn., just received and for sale at
athe lowest market rates by
January i, 1879.
A REVOLUTIONARY SCHEME.
How the Presideacy will be Captured
I Washington Correspondence St. Louis
While so much talk and rumor and
speculation are rife In regard to pos
sible trouble in the next electoral
count, there is at least one definite
sign'of a sinister puripse on the part
of the Radical leaders In the recent
proposition of Gen. Sherman to pro
vide additional barrack accommoda
tions at the arsenal In this city, and to
station here a permanent garrison of
regular artillery and infantry.
This proposition was made some
time ago, and the original design was
to use the late Thomas ceremonies as
an excuse for getting the troops here
or rather as a cover under which they
might be brought here from various
stations without exciting much com
ment. The General's plan was to
order six batteries of artillery here and
as many companies of infantry as
could be camped on the arsenal grounds
in addition. Once here they were to
be retained, as could be easily done
upon one pretext or another, until after
the completion of the next electoral
There is good authority-that of a
gentleman of eminent reputation, now
employed on special duty in the War
Dbpartment-for the statement that
this revolutionary scheme was frus
trated by the chief of ordnance, Gen.
This officer has charge of and is re
sponsible for all public property con
tained in the arsenals of the United
States, and is, moreover, absolute un
der the Secretary of War in control of
the uses to which the arsenals may be
put. Besides, Gen. Benet is a close
stickler for points of law, and entertains
a profound regard for the supremacy
of civil authority, having been trained
in the political school of Jeffersonian
He was therefore in a position to
throw obstacles in the way of Sher
man's scheme, even to the extent of
mentioning the matter with disappro
bation in his report if he saw fit, so
that, in .the event of his active opposi
tion, the scheme was bound to be fully
He did oppose it, though he did not
find it necessary to base his opposition,
for-the present at least, upon any other
grounds than those of the welfare of
the public property intrusted to his
It is, however, generally believed in
well informed circles that the plan has
been by no means abandoned, and that
the partisans of Grant will find some
means of garrisoning Washington with
a considerable force of regulars between
now and this time next year.
There is some talk among Democrats
of putting a proviso in the army ap
propriation bill forbidding the presence
of any military force at WVashington
beyond a certain small number, to be
specified, and whose duties are to be
No limit can be safely set, however,
to the schemes that may be hatched in
the fertile brains of those who are con
spiring to inaugurate Grant in 1881,
irrespective of the electoral vote. They
are mainly nlen of high civil or mili
tary position and backed as they are
by the ablest legal advice in the coun
try, it will require all the vigilance
and Ingenuity of Congress to frustrate
It will be remembered that during
the last electoral count a force of from
600 to 1200 regulars was kept constantly
within rifle shot of the Capitol build
ing, and Grant more than once inti
mated that he only waited for a pre
text to use them to coerce the Demo
cratic House of Representatives.
That he would have used them to
seat Hayes or to hold the White House
himself, in the event of a failure of
Congress to declare any result through
continued disagreement of the two
houses, was an open secret, and was
the chief if not the only consideration
that impelled the majority of the
Southern Democrats to abandon the
filibustering programme and acquiesce
in the frauds of the electoral commis
Then, however, the troops were not
brought here at all until the middle of
January, when the dispute about the
Presidential count was just beginning
to wax warm. But now it is proposed
to garrison the town a year in advance
of the Presidential election itself.
The' natural inference is that the
Radical conspirators realize that the
task of seating a non-elected President
in 1881 will be much more difficult
than it was in 1877, when they had, in
addition to the Executive power as a
lover, one house of Congress for their
fulcrum. But now, having neither
house of Congress, they propose to
make a fulcrum of the Executive and
use the regular army as their lever.
Nearly all the Radical office-holders
here firmly believe that, no matter
how the election may go next fall, or
what may be the result of the electoral
count as declared according to the
forms of the constitution by Congress,
Grant would be abundantly able to
seize the White Horte and hold all the
material of the government, provided
he could have at his command 1200 or
1500 regulars in addition to the marines
t and naval forces always quartered at
the navy ya.
This sort of thing is the commonest
sort of every day talk among the le
partment clerks and subordinate ote
cars of the army and navy here, and it
is fair to suppose that the current gos
silp of these underlings must represent
the views and designs of their less gar
rulous or more discreet superiors.
As everybody .knows, there Is not
the slightest neesty for a permanent
garrison at Washington, and no pre
text can be made for one that will
stand the most casual serutiny. There
is always a force of marines at the navy
yard,varying from 150 to 250, and it re
quires about one company of infantry,
or a battery of artillery equipped as In
fantry, to guard and otherwise take
care of the ordnanee stores of the arese
mal. Beyond this there is no earthly
occasion for the presence of a single
soldier in Washington, and any at
tempt to bring a larger force here is
bound to be unmasked at the outset.
In addition to the before mentioned
forces, there ar alwapys four or five
monitors, with from half to three-quar
ter crews on board, and all the way
from one to half a dozen ofthe smaller
cruisers of our navy fully manned, ly
ing in the East Branch or at the navy
yard docks; so that for all legitimate
purposes the regular military and
naval force always here is more than
sufficlent. The proposition to add a
thousand or more regulars and create
a permanent garrison Just on the eve
of a Presidential election is, therefore,
little less than a meditation of treason,
and will be so regarded by Congress.
JESSE JAMES HEARD FROM.
A Remarkable Letter.
[Hannibal (Mo.) Clipper-Herald.]
headers of the Clipper-Herald will
remember that some weeks ago our
reporter caught a nightmare and rode
through the labyrinths of Hannibal
Cave, where he encountered, as he
supposed, the James boys' gang, head
ed by the redoubtable Jesse. The
canard has been laughed at time and
again in this office, and would have
been classed with other forgotten fish
stories but for the reported murder of
Jesse James by George Shepherd, one
of his old chums. This morning we
visited the postoffce as usual, and
among other letters fround one address
ed in a bold, firm hand to the :"Editor
Clipper-Herald, Hannibal, Mo.," and
" bearing the postmark, ,"Brownwood,
Texas." We opened the letter, and
our astonishment may be imagined as
we perused the following lines:
FROM THE PEN OF JESSE JAMES.
BROWNWOOD, THE HARDEST TOWN
IN TEXAS, NOV. 7, 1879.-2b .Editor
of Iferald-Clipper-Your reporter and
George Shepherd have the most bril
liant imaginations in America. They
ought to pull in double harness at the
boss bypothecators. They can lie with
more appearance of truth than any two
men in Missouri. Mark Twain's boss
liar, who walked twenty miles to show
a man a tree 100 feet around, and when
he reached the spot where he said the
tree was found only a sage-brush, and
explained by saying that the tree had
shrunk during the dry spell, was noth
ing to them.
I never saw your cave, and never
expect to. The man who runs me into
a hole will do more than 'Pink's' de
tectives could, as Louis J. Lull can
testify. Lull was game, though; the
gamest man that I ever met, and I am
glad that he pulled through. I read
your reporter's yarn, and myself and
wife laughed heartily over it.
The description of my appearance,
rather of my features, eyes, hair and
beard, was accurate. Where did your
reporter get it ?
I have just read a telegraphic account
of the way George Shepherd got the
drop on me, and I'll be - If I be
lieve it. George Shepherd would never
treat me in that way. I shot his
nephew because I had to, and he
knows it. Besides George is no cow
ard and would never have shot me in
the back. I wish you newspaper men
would charge me with every train
robbery and outrage that is committed
in Missouri or the West. I had no
more to do with the Glendale robbery
than you had. The bungling manner
in which the robbers allowed the dust'
to slip through their hands shows this.
I would have known what train the
bullion was to be forwarded on from
Kansas City, and would have stopped
that train and no other, bet your life.
But the very thoughts of the old
days and old deeds make my heart
beat fast, and I long for the wild and
reckless past, and but for my wife and
boy would again take to the road. As
it is, however, I am playing a square
game, and have settled down on a
ranche about ten miles from this town
of Brownwood, and am no longer
kuown as Jesse James. I am not
ashamed of my name, but want peace
and quiet for my wife's sake. She has
saved me from killing myself, and if
I am let alone I will be a good citiren
and grow up in a new life with this
great State of Texas.
Tell your reporter to 'set 'em up' to
the boys around and send the bill to
me. I enclose a photo which was
taken some years ago. It is not a
Sreally good picture, but will pass muse
ter. Believe me, yours in truth,
Among the base, merit begets envy;
t among the noble, emulation.
TEXAS PACIFIC RUAILWAY I
Its Completion to tke Pacie Assare4d
Withlnm Teo YTears.
The rumors recently in, the air eo
cerinag the Texas Pacflo and the pha
of Col. Thomas Sott U will eru
this mornin in definite action. T ei
director o the Texas Paclc willl t t
a meeting at whlih the contramt for el c
continuation of the line r' El Paso qu
the Rio Grande will come up for eon- i
ilderation and dgnaure, Colonel Bcott I
will aslgn-on behalf of the road-with t
a syndicate for the 'bulding of 760 1
miles west from Fort Worth, at a cost '
of 1i0,00 a mile. The entire sum of I'
the contract, for all purposes, with the g
syndicate is $15i,00,0C3, as large a con- a
tract as has recently been heard of. In If
regard to the road, Colonel Seott'said
in an Interview: -The road is devel
oping rapidly, and Is already produc
lng a trade beyond t4he expectatio as of
Its friends. Last month its business
was the largest in its history, showing
its ability to take care of all obllgations n
and to provide for its Immediate ex= y
tension to the West. The seven hun- tl
dred and fifty miles west of Fort Worth I i
will be finished in two years, connect- E
Ingit, at the western boundary of New I
Mexico, with the Southern Paciflc '
road, which is the western part of the I
Texas Pclflec. This connection will a
form another through line from St.. 1I
Louils to San Franclsco. Our lile wilt s
develop on Immense agrlicultural, as
well as mineral, field. The line, the -
Texas Pacific, will be from Fort Worth t
to El Paso, and from there to the a
western boundary of New Mexico, and (
close to the boundary of, old Mexico, 8
and tapping all the larger states of old a
Hexico, which will be greatly bne- t
fitted by the line. The mineral re- ,
sources of old Mexico are vast and .
well known, and they will be rapidly =
developed when the road is completed."
"How long willit be before the road
Is com-pleted through so that a passen- i
ger can run from St. Louis to (alifor- I
nia by the Texas and Southern Pacfc?" I
"The proposition of the parties is to t
have it completed in two years from c
the signing of the contract I referred '
to. By the time we get to the western |
boundary.of New Mexico the South-|
ern Pacific will have reached that point
"Will that route be any shorter than
the old one ?"
"About one hundred miles. The
great advantage will be that the terri
tory traversed has a temperate climate,
lower summits than the other road,
and is entirely free from snow, so that
the road will be open all the year
round. Texarkana will be the eastern
terminus of the main road. At that
point we connect with the Iron Moun
tain road, and at Denison a connection
will be made with the Missouri, Kan
sas and Texas. Thus a through direct
connection will be made with St.
Lould by two lines."
"At what do you estimate the cost?"
"On our part of the road, the Texas
Pacific, the cost will average about
thirty thousand dollars a mile. The
whole South will be largely benefittoed
by the new road, and New Orleans and
Memphis will particularly receive an
impetus of trade by the completion of
the Southern through line to Califor
In reference to the foregone state.
ment one of the principal directors of
the Texas Pacific road said last even
ing that the probable cost of building
the extension had been over-estimated,
but did not state on what terms the
contract would be drawn up. The re
ported understanding on this subject
between Col. Scott and U. P. Hunting
ton, Esq., attorney for the Southern
Pacific railroad of California, being
mentioned to this gentleman, he said, f
at once and with emphasis, that al
though he could not speak positively
as to what might or might not have
been suggested by directors of the
Texas Pacific road in their individual t
capacity, he was quite certain that no s
design had ever been entertained of (
substituting for San Diego any other |
western terminus; and that no union r
with any other line looking to the 1
abandonment of any portion of their
chartered route had ever come up for
discussion before the board. Ho added,
in order to show the extreme improba- e
bility of the adoption of any measure
of thatcharacter: "Ourcompany holds
besides other valuable franchises, a
land grant of 18,000,000 acres, and this
can only become available through the
construction of the road clear through
to San Diego before the year 1884, and
would be wholly and immediately for
feited by any final change of route 4
made in the meantime."
A GOD OF THE PHNILISTINES.
[Pall Stall (azotto.]
An Interesting archaselogical discov- I
ery is reported from Palestine. An
Arab who was quarrying stone the
other day at a place about four and a
half miles from Oaza, unoarthed a
marble figure supposed to be a colos
sal god of the Phillstines. The dimen.
siens of the figure are as follows :
Three feet from the top of Its head to
the end of its beard; twenty-seven In
ches from emar to ear; thirteen and one
half inches from top of forehead to
mouth; fifty-four inches from shoulder
to shoulder; eighty-one inches from
crown of head to waist i and fifty-four
inches In the ccir i._d - " \
The total Y t;
feet. The hair hangs in long .
down the shoulders, and the
long, Indirat a mlan of ven
ii The' rm Is broken In b
*e the let - I crossed over the \
breat wto the ht ohdalderMhere the
h!nd q h GMs e * eal;ibf a cloth
cooering ,the sholdm u hee tobe no
ia1ptiop o W in. wor wI
tas, iaoth.tl ien dhe a
wen ibend tin a r'tcohsufVt'jpci·tie,
butled in the-sand apoan. a
bill near the aus.. It,,a4 'd
been rentved from Ito
weight is twel thoad
The Pasha eofJ6rnsealea has a
guard to watch this le elilo e tent
art and prevent any iing ryto ,e
fanatics of Gaq:
A GIGANTI*C ONOPOLY.
[ Mobile Roegstor.].
It is said that Mr.- Jay Gould has
now control' of over twenty lines of
Western railroad, embracing some of
the mest Important eonneetiona trleth
ing from New York to San Fraeleco.
te has recently ggtten control or the
Missourl Paolfe ."9 mp_$ Lein,
San Friailohco; ad its'now" tg to
control the St. LoEr, ek Mountain
and Southern. By btyim 3 upl these
liankshe seeks to out o1ftll ao eipptll,.
with the Pacific eoast,,a tQ. teft
any. scheno entertained by COl. Scott
for building a rival line ftrou Ttas to
the Palcflo. It' is uispected that a be
met understanding exists between. Mr.
Gould,. and Vanderbilt,.and praqbly
also with Mr. Garrett .t the BIaltimore
and Ohio. The belief is thAt these
three magnates mean to control all the
railroad property in the country. Mr.
Vanderbilt Is to run all "the Fastern
roads to Chicago and other Western
pointe, and also those Northwest from
Chifago, as Is indfcated by his getting
Into the directory of the ChtiagonAnd
Northwestatn, Gould making room for
him. Gould is also to permit Vander
bilt to gobble up the. Erie and obtain
control of the Canada lines. In return,
VanderbUl.'ald Gould In getting con
trol of he Westetekroade east of
California and thq Palcfic coast. Gould
wf give his busines in the haet to
Vanderbilt, and VapdeOblit is to give
theaWblera ~ to litt. The Baltimore
and'Ohilo Is tb be allowed to control all
the Southern business, on condition
not to compete for traffic north of the
Ohio and Missleelssippi. The scheme is
the boldest ever attempted In this o.
any other country, and Incredible as it
r looks, the developments during the
I last few months seem to indicate that
t it is seriously entertained by the three
- great magnates.
The safe arrival of the ship ,"Tem
plar," at San Francisco, after a dire.al
voyage, was duo to the bravo conduct
and unfaltering devotion of hliss Arm
strong, daughter of the Captain. When
I off the ltio do Ina Plata the mate was
relieved for Insubordination. About
the same time Captain Armstrong was
obliged to take to his bed again, leaving
the ship in command of the second
officer. The second officer was a good
seaman, but not a navigator, and Miss
Armstrong offered to navigate the ship
if he would take the observations.
This was done-the second mate, taking
the sun, hurried below with his sext
ant, and Miss Armstrong, weak and
r debilitated as she was, worked up the
latitude and longitude, doubled Cape
Horn, and finally brought the ship In
safety to the Farallones. Captain
Armstrong acknowledges that If it
had not been for his daughter's Inulomni
table will and perseverance thoe 'aTonl
plar" would never have reached the
In his reception spelch to (Gen Grant,
Mayor Hlarrison, of Chicago, por
petrated a Joke that was not down in
the bills and must have produce a
strangoesensation in the wind of the
Ueneral. Drawing a parallel between
Washington and Grant as to to their
military career and two terms in the
Presidency, he said that Washington
was offered a crown, but preferred
immortality and fame to toemporary
power. Then, turning to Grant, he
continued: "You, too, sir, when your
two terms were over, obeyed that part
of your country's unwritten tradition,,
hallowed by the example of the im
mortal Washington, and you, too, re
tired, and you, too, will live forever in
your countrymen's hearts." The third
termers listened in blink amazement
to this splendid burst of audacity, this
cool assumption that Grant would obey
the unwritten constitution and follow
the example of Washington.
When Ellen Troe, afterward Mrs.
Charlos Kean, wans visiting France -
some years agi, one of the custom
Shouse officers was proceeding to ex
Samino her trunk for contraband gouls.
, ,Contraband goods I" exclaimed a
a bystander. "Whoever heard ofcon
traband goods in the trunk of a tree ?"
- Of coure the Joke was lost on the
Frenchman, but Miss Tree laughed
Still she cried.
A postal card srent out from New
SYork on the 4th of August last returned
r to the sender on Frilay, having Iut a
a girdle round the earth in one hundred
r and fifteen days.