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VOLUMtE XVIII. MONROE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1883. NUMBER 19.
THE TELEGRAPH:
Publishod ovary Saturday.
AT MONROE, OUACHITA PARISH, LA.
0-. ~7, . MIcCSLA.1T23E,
Editor and Proprietor.
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PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
W. WV. FAiRMER,
Counselor, Solicitor and Attorney,
MON."OE, LO UISIA.NA.
Practices in the District and Circuit
('outtrts of the United States, which meet
semni-annually at Montoe; also, in tie Su
promo Court of the United States; also, in
the District, Circuit and Supreme Courts of I
Louisiana.
August 2, 18S2.
I. (G. C(OII,
4. 'I'TOItNEY AT LAW, MONROE, L7A.
. Jan. 2. 187).
'I'IaoM. O. Beniton,
ITTI tNlIY AT LAWV,
SON tOie, I.A.
t)ilicee with 5. 1). Melctnery.
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T.()IN (AhlDI.DRWOOD. THIOS. Y. AllY.
Drs. ('alderwood &k Aby,
I'ractitionors in ,Medicine and Surgery.
Oliceo on Grand street, in rear of .1'. M.
lMcitormniek's Drug Store, and opposite
I). B. (;unhy's store.
.Jaonuary 23, 10. n20:ly f
John II. Di)nkgrave,
A''TTOItNEY AT LAW, MONROE, LA.
SOlico opposite Court House. Practices f
in all the Courts of North Louisiana; also
in the Supremlo Court of the State and the
l'oderal Courts. All claims, including cot- f
Lon claims, will receive prompt attention.
Ir:.tld Ollih and Pension matters attended
to. MarChl 28, 1879.
I)r. S. C. lIurply,
11oE.SAltD ST., MONROE, La.-Having
i recently arranged his oliceo with special
relirence to the treatment of chronic female c
diseases, lDr. Murphy will give particular
sttention to that branch of his profession.
..;-efers to the umedical fraternityof Mon- C
roo and Trenton. Juno 15, 1811.--t1.
-- t
Talbot Mtillnan, t
ATTORNEY AT LAWT. Momnos, LA., @
will practice in the Parishes of t
Ott'rchita, 3Morehoitsc, Richlandl and 1,rank
lin, in the Supreme Court of the State,
and in the Federal Courts. Will take
claims for 'collection in all other parishes in
Inouisiana, with privilege of managing f
samo in connection with attorneys residing
here. August 18, 1881.
ST. HOAT'INEI. T. S. BOA'TNER
C. J. & J. S. IIOATNER, i
AlTTOIRNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT I
Law, Monroe, La., will practice in all
the Pari:ihes of North Louisiana, in the
Supreme Court at Monroe, the Federal
Courts, and il the Land Olice Department t
of the (loneral G(overntuent.
Olleoo fronting northeast corner of public
.qtuar. July 15, 18852.
Dentistriy.
1)1l. S.L. BRACEY, Doentist, respectfully
Sotliers his professional services to the
citizens of Monroe and surrounding coun
try. IHaviug anl experience ::" fourteen
years in the practice, lie fiels iolntident of
giving satisfaction ill all branches of his
proeission. Is willing to warrant all work.
hlliiet at residence on Jackson street, near
the Feollale Academy, Monroe, lna.
v7-marlG:ly
John McEnery,
AT'Il'OININEY AT LAVW A. LAND AIENT',
No, t; Caroudelet St., New Orleans.
LAND B)USINESS at the Land Offices in
Now Orleans and Washington City at- I
tended to. Agency for sale and purchase
of Plantations, Farlllms a. I uninoproved
lands solicited.
r Mlajor .. (. t. ichardson is associated
with lMr. McEnery in the land lbusiness,
to which he will give his entire attention.
January ti, 1881.
WV. 1'.. MIItSAP S. C'. . TROL'SIAIl.
Miillsaps & TI'rousdale.
A'"'l'OItNEYS & C'OUNSELORS AT LAWV i
ItONIROE, LOUISIANA,
ill praitico in the courts of the Fifth I
Dist rit, Supreme Court, and F'ederal
Courts. Will take claiims for colled ction in
all the parishes of North Louisiana, with
privilege of managing sumit in connle'ition
with residelhnt attornevs.
oflice in SrUiT~ns Bli'IT,lDi.s, oni Wood
stroet. August 18, 181.
F)t. It. A''MAR S.HITll,
1F" ILl ILET.7A'"ON, A. (.,
>m waslgradulated in 170 at the Phila
delphia Dlontal College. and has since beien
practicing t11 his native city. will visiti
Monroe albout Christmnas, when he will
opeu an oflice and offer his profieional
serviees to the public for a few weeks.
'!- All work done in the nmost applroed
Ltyle, and satisfaction gu:ralteeCd.
N,-venlber 25, 182.
H. RI¢CHA.RDiON. M. J. LIIDEI.T..
Richardson d I.iddell,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, MonROE, LA..
will practice in all the parishes eo
North Louisiana. the Supreme Court of the
Stato, the Federal Courts, and in the Land
Ot(icc Department of the General Gov-ern
maet. November 25, 1852.
SUCCESS IN LIFE.
There are people who seem toreor
dained to fail, as there are those who
seem foreordained to succeed. What
ever one man touches turns to a cin
der; whatever another man touches
turns to gold. One man fishes all day
without getting more than a nibble;
another fishes in the same stream, and;
catches more than he can carry home.
Our good friend, whom we all respect,
gets into Parliament, and gives pro
mise of becoming a great orator and
statesman; but in a few months we
hear of him no more. Esquire C. buys
a green bag, and shows himself at the
courts, but gets no cases. The Rev.
Mr. D. closes his course of study, and
is ordained, but there is no place for
him in the vineyard. Professor E.
tries to get a living by his pen; but
whatever he writes, no one c.ares to
read. Mr. F. opens a shop, but he does
not get custom enough to pay his rent.
It is a sad thing to fail, but there is no
recipe which will insure success. There
are, however, certain conditions, upon
which success or failure may be contin
gent.
A radical mistake in the choice of a
profession generally proves fatal. A
man ought to find out what he is lit
for, before he starts. If he enters upon
a vocation that is above his capacity, he
is sure to fail. No amount of industry
can supply the natural defect. Some
people will tell you that if you will on
lystick to it, no matter what line of
life you have chosen, you are certain to
succeed in the end. Many a poor, dis
appointed, overworked man will tell
you that this is not true. lIe has done
his best and failed. In every profes
sion there is a large percentage of fail
ures, simply because there are so many
who strike higher than they can reach.
It may be said, that a man cannot tell
what he is fit for until he has tested
his powers. There may be some truth
in this, but in many other cases people
can tell beforehand what we are not fit
for. It requ'°es no great amount of
foresight to predict that certain per
sons whom we know can never be ar
tists, or poets, or good public speakers.
On the other hand, if one has a real
genius for any particular profession, it
will manifest itself soon enough. If a
fire is in him, it will soon blaze out of
itself.
But whatever profession we choose,
success is impossible without labor. A
fortune is not made without toil.
Money seems to come very easy to a
few favored people, but the world may
not know how hard they had to work
in the beginning. Newton said that
all he had ever accomplished was the
result of industry, but it was his
genius that made him industrious.
With the impulse that lay behind he
could not help working. The wind
blew, and the mill must turn. A man
of good parts may have his lazy fits,
but he loses just so much because of
this. His success is determined by the
time he gives to his work, and thede
greein which he concentrates his facul
ties upon what is hefore him.
The habitual loiterer never brings
anything to pass. The young men
whom you see lounging about waiting
for the weather to change before they
go to work, break down before they
begin-get stuck before they start.
Ability and willingness to labor are
the two great conditions of success. It
is useless to work an electrical machine
in a vacuum, but the air may be full
of electricity, and still you can draw no
spark until you turn the machine. The
beautiful statue may exist in the ar
tist's brain, and it may also be said in
a certain sense to *exist in the marble
block that stands before him, but lihe
must bring both his brains and his
hands to bear upon the marble, and
work hard and long, in order to pro
duce any practical result.
Success also depends in a good meas
ure upon the man's promptness and
skill to seize opportunities, and take
advantage of the rise of the tide. A
great deal of what we call "luck" is
nothing more nor less than this. It is
the man who keeps his eyes open, and
his hands out of his pockets, that suc
ceeds. ""I missed my chance!" ex
claims the disappointed man, when he
sees another catch the ball and ''go in."
If he had been as alert as the other, he
might not have missed. But sone
thing more than alertness is needed ;
we must know how to avail ourselves
of the emergency.
An elastic temperament, which
never seems to recognize the fact of do
feat, or forgets it at once and begins
the work over again, Is very likely to
insure success. Many a great orator
has mi~tfe a terrible break-down in his
maiden speech. Many a merchant loses
one fortune only to build up another
and alarger one. Many an invwntor
fails in his first efforts, and is at last
rewarded with a splendid triunllph.
Some of the most popular novelists
wrote very poor stuff in the beginning.
They were learning tiheir trade, and
could not expect to turn out first-class
work until their apprenticeship was
I over. One great csecret ol sUcc-·e is,not
t to ie discouraged.
i The secretary of the treasury hais
authorized the coinage of a new five
cent nickel piece, which will comply
with theexisting law more nearly than
the five cent nickel now in use. It is
a trifle larger andl thinner than the
existing coin.
Mrs. Sarah RLy, a leadvillo waiher
asWoman, hasq mRdn a fa , lrtunc f ot ole
million.
POLK AND PRENTISS.
LN. o. City ltet.m.]
The late unpleasant incident in the
history of a member of the Polk family
revives memories of the long ago in
i which the statesman and patriot,James
1N. Polk, figured with more or less of
prominence. Well does thie writer of
this remmeber one fine day, some forty
years or so ago, when, witll something
more of youthful ardor than he feels
at present, he was induced to visit a
court-house in one of the interior towns
of Tennessee to listen to political speech
from the inspired lips of James ICK.
Polk. The btiilling was so packed
that there was no chance of getting
out, and for five long hours this depon
ent was compelled to listen to an ex
pose of the political sins of Brown, the
opposing gubernatorial candidate, fol
lowed by a eulogy of the superior vir
tues of unadulterated Democracy. The
affair was rather tiresome; but the
wearied auditors, at length released,
went out in search of a late dinner.
Prior to this, James K. Polk had at
tained prominence as Speaker of the
House of Representatives at :Washing
ton. Such was his position during the
memorable contests between the cele
brated \Vhig orator, S. S. Prentiss and
his Demcratie opponenlt, for the honor
of representing Mississippi in the halls
of Contgress. The title to the seat was
vigorously contested on ea'll side, and
Prentiss went to WVashington to speak
in his own behalf. (On the evening
before he was to be heard, a numlber
01 the prominent \Whi;gs at Washing
tou, including Daniel W\ebster, called
on the Mississippi orator at his hotel and
were disgusted when they found him
sitting on the floor of his room with a
bottle of brandy between his legs.
Knowing that his sole chliance of success
depended on the brilliancy of his effort
on the morrow, they lost all hope and
left him in despair.
But when the morrow came Preutiss
was himself again. His faithful servant
had revived him by an early and vigor
ous sponge bath; and when he entered
the House all traces of his previous
night's carousal had disappared. Iis
speech was indeed one of the most
brilliant and beautiful-even if not the
most severely logical-ever delivered
before an American assembly. It closed
by a fervid appeal to the I louse to vindi
cate the integrity of the ballot box, and
witi the declaration that if his right
to the seat he claimed was denied, it
would be as well at once to blot out the
star which reprosenouts 'Mississippi on
our country's flag, while the stripes
might be left as a fit emblem of the
degradation imposed upon her.
When the vote was taken it was
found to bea tie, the last name called
being Yell, of Arkansas, who voted
against Prentiss, though the Plrentiss
party thought he would vote
on their side. The casting
vote was then given by Speaker Polk
against the admission of Plrentiss.
After the defeated orator returned to
Mississippi a friend inquired how lie
had thus been left out in the cold.
"Oh,"'' he replied, "the unterrified
raised a Yell, and I was ]'olked out."
In 18.1, James K. P'olk was elceted
President of the United States, and
Prentiss' joke about being I'olked re
appeared afterwards in thie refrain of
a IDemocratic campaign song :
"The WVhigs we l'olked inll Fn y-IOr.
WVe Pierced in Fifty-two."
IUTLEI"l AND TIE PRtESI lDENCVY.
In a few of the large eities of the
North and VWest the eighth of .January
was duly celebrated, but it is sad to
observe that it has ceased to be the fes.
tival day which it once was. It is now
narrowed down to a D)oemocratfc holi
day, and is derisively called by the
Republicans "St. Jackson's Day." The
recent triumph of the I)emocrats in
Massachusetts has awakened the long
slumbering patriotism of the Boston
ians, and on the recent anniversary
they celebrated the day with due re
spect and spirited enthusiasm. Colo
nel Jonas Irench, who during a large
portion of tile (',nfederato war was the
Provost aiMarshal (Ieneral of this de
partment, stationed at New Orleans,
sounded the keynote of th of thoccasion
by declaring thalt thie nnltitude had
assembled "to do hionor to Andrew
Jackson and i,in Buttlehr." (good
I leavens ! wthat an association, and
what a profanlation! Such a declara
tiOll, and coaling froml sucll a man as
F 'rench, is enough I0 II'aket "ldi Ilick
ory'' turit ill Isi co flin.
The impression s.een to b(e pretty
j general that lButler alnl his admirers
got up this celebration lfoir thie ::pecial
I glorification of luin and to s.tart himin on
ithe road towvard the l'ro-ideney. Many
of the ltopuhlicain journals idelight to
mention him as a lirobhatlie 'andidato
for that exalted station; Inut ii l)emo
Scrat, o itiile of ( ,: :1ssachrtlt:l-s, (vetr al
1 hlhe- to hint iin that connicti ion. Smart
able, crafty, and lirrtinar:in-s though
Sh be ,e ctnl never suieeld ill r'.iltb
ing to a poition hiighler than has Ia
nlow attained, lland woe le to a nation
;w'hen till mnn such a: lii br:omtllt" ilts
SChief Mlagimtrate. iThe times will then
y ' be truly toutt of jiit,"'' arid 'mnn have
n loset their re:i'on." The Rlepublic will
) be in it-, last three- ofdi-fd oluion when
ta wicked, coisciw iii-i-dIos, dr liica:lt,li
pIerson like lHutltr ir pilacd at it head.
a \ five year old steer, weighing 3,S,
pounde wea--,ll in .t. louis last week.
IDINNEEl-TABLE 'RLCKS.
wIlherewith a iClever Persou may Ilake
the )t1ll MIoments Mellow.
LPhiladolphia Times.]
The young folks, and some of their
elders, for that matter, will occasion
ally feel in the mood for a little diver
sion at the dinner table; so hero are
some odds and ends for the gratifica
tion of such as are disposed to take
kindly to them. The ,"Fruit Conjurer"
is first presented :
The performer hands round a dessert
plate and cambric handkerchief for ex
amination ; these being returned, he
places the plate on a table near to him,
then spreads the handkerchief quite
flat over the plate. At command, al
monds, nuts and sweetmeats pour into
the dessert plate when the handker
chief is lifted up. It is done thus :
Make a calico bag large enough to hold
the various articles, like a night-cap or
the letter A. A small selvage is turn
ed up at the bottom of the bag; procure
two pieces of watch-spring and bind
them flat, each spring to be half the
diameter of the bag. These are put in
to the selvage and sewn up firm. When
the bag is opened it closes itself by the
action of the springs. A loag pin is
passed through the top of the bag and
bent round hook-shape. It the bag be
now filled with nuts, etc., it may be
suspended by the hook without the ar
ticles falling out-the springs keep it
shut. The prepared bag is hung on
the sideof tile table that is away from
the audieuce. The plate is also placed
on that side, and when the handker
chief is laid over it a portion Is left to
fall over the side of the table. Now
the handkerchief is picked up with the
right hand in the centre, and with it
the bag-the folds of the cambric hide
the bag. The left hand now draws
over the handkerchief and presses the
bag, which causes the springs to open
and out fall the "good things." This
causes sufficient diversion to enable the
conjurer to drop. the bag behind the
table, while he advances to the audi
ence,politely inquiring: "Will you
take a few nuts ?"
A TRICK W.;TI T\igt'iOTI"ilKi.
Should the fruit conjurer not have
the skill necessary to perform the some
what diflicult sleight-of-hand act dle
scribed, lie may try the following very
simple trick: Take twenty-four matches
or tooth-picks.
I II
i I
'' Tke .:away Iha tihe nun. r and4.
lcav , Iwo Ierfsc-t squares, I hu:
Next come directions showing how
three clever tricks with glasses may
be (lone :
I. To place one's hand on a wine
glass, and, lifting it from the table,
hold it out horizontally or turn it com
pletely over without holding it.
Slightly crumple a pi'ee of paper,
light it, and putting it in the glass,
place the palm of the hand perfectly
Ilat on the glass so as to exclude the
air. This will cause the flame to ex
haust the air in the glass, and after the
light goes out it can be lifted, and, if
wislhed, carried round an ordinary
table hanging downward or in any pos
ition desired. Care must be taken not
to break the glass, and the little heat
from the flame must not be objected to.
2. To drink a glass of water turnedi
upside down on a flat-topped hat held
in the right hand, with the left hand
Ilehind one's back : Place the foro
head on the bottom of the glass and,
keeping the whole firm, lift up the hat
and glass, bcnding the head at the same
time back; when the glass is firmly on
the forehenal lilke the hll away, drop
it or let a frioend take it fromu yos,
when your right hand eliltg tlereby,
freed you cann remove te glass anld
. 'ut a dime under an inverted
glais oin the table cloth uandt get it out
without touching it or tile glass.
Scratcht the cloth sharply with the fin
lier nail and the coin will easily pass
beneath tile tumbler.
4.E:,ITr'I wVITlh 4.A1 KNIvI:5.
Now follows a lit of table-knife
geometry :
Mlake a figure as below, containing
live tlivisions, with aid of knives, forks
anli so on, land by removing three'
iicees leave only three divisions, with
out lilny oldd lpieces. This is done by
removiinvg the numnbered pieces:
To, moike a bridgte Iy interweaving
the blades of three table knives, each
blade to go under one and over the
other of the remaining two : Let the
ends of the three handles rest on three
tumblers, placed to form an equilateral
triangle. Any moderately heavy ar
ticle, say a bottle of pickles, can be
placed on the bridge.
ENGINEER IELVILLE'S FAMILY
TROUBLES.
PutI ,ADEI.II1A, .Iau. S.-There was
a great crowd in the court room in
Media to-day. Engineer Melville of
the Arctic steamer Jeannette was there
So were Mrs. Melville an I her three
children. Engineer Melville had ap
plied for a writ of habeas corpus to get
possession of his children. The answer
to the writ was read, charging that
Melville was not a fit man to have
charge of the children. Then the en
gineer was called to the stand. lie said
that the troubles with his wife began
in lb?, wihen his faunily was residing
in Bristol, and notice of the number of
debts which she had incurred having
reached him while on duty on the Pen
obscot. As far bnck as 1877, on his ar
rival home after a long absence, his
wife told him that she had been accus
ed by the neighbors of being addicted
to drink, and asked Ilim if he would
believe it. lie said that he would not
until ho should :co proof of it. One
Sunday morning afterward his wife
offered to caress him and lhe deleclted
the smell of liquor in her breath.
Speaking of the circmllstances sur
rounding his return fron the lato Arc
tic expedition, N,.. 3Melville said that
immediately on his arrival in l ew
York he was tendered ia public recep
tion there, and accepted at similar invi
tation in this city. lie arrived hero
late in the afternoon, andt tihe enlter
tainment was given that evening. The
following evening le was to he greeted
on his return to Sharon liill with illu
minations and a reception at his own I
horse. Iteaclhing there, he was llmet at
the door by his daughter Mitaud, wlho I
threw her arms about him and kissed I
him. Taking his two younger children I
by the hand, he enterell the house ill 1
search of his wife, whom he found in e
the dining room. 1ecr hair was dis
hevelled and her whllo appelrance In
dicated a disorder of mind anil botly.
The first thing sheo said was; ' Jiorge, I
are you glad to soee m11'"I' ''No,'' was
the reply. 'lI ani not." '1'Well,. then,
all is over,"'' said Mrs. Melvillo; "go I
out and see your friends." In the diin
ing roomll were it crowd of people eat- I
ing andl drinking. lie became tired of i
it and went out, hoping they would
disperse. An hour later he returned,
and closed the house up antd went
np stairs. His wife said, "(teorge,
don't disgraco me." "There is more
disgrace here than I have over
seen before," was the reply. 'All this
great crowd of people cailae here to
honor mie, and have witnessed ly 1 dis
grace." Thean ho returnlled to the par
lor, and his witfe, very mutch excited,
threatened to shoot him an li irei the
house. 110 quitted the lo tse', tilt
spent tihe night at a neighlbor's.
l)r. I ,ongstreoith testiflied regaruing thet
certifclato, aniid itillary Iloennett, i ser
vant, testified that M rs. Melvilleo irllk Id
a great deal of whiskey. Ioenia Slll- '
ceer, another servant, corro'loriatetd t is. i
A neilghbor and two small boys tolI I
him they had seen 1lrs. Melville un
dier tihe inltunene of liquor.
0D11 SNAYINP1S( .
As slingit, aIs hoot1l'.
Asn sharI' uS a Itlao,
As grave ats lpreaclti ig,
As gay its ta iii, .
AM , ii|'sthoi ghloainin',
A ' like as two pul'+,
As crook'd as t railn's "ri,
As roiiund as i11: 1 ch "4
As Ital as It lo tul er,
An sti.ky tsi gnlll
As wi ln i o IS t olnlnllll,
As tighti as iadruih
As whitii IS itmiiller,
A'4 llack as ita i oliW,
As lind as a gray., nw.1,
A's bu IIl t at Ihnl' .
Ais frill s I imit . i tn ;,
As 'slit ollLt :i1 oai k,
Aquoeel'ras :L (faihiker,
As gae11 its Ia i'lk,
As "ill r l4i it I:tli' ', ,
As keen as it r:tzrir,
1''' rlnl'lil 1l it t le.
.\ driank as at pil.r,
Assobor alis jtinl',
A.\ cleao as a shatl iling,
As filthy a1' ai llnll ,,
.sn swi'lfts it arrow,
As slotw :' ia snail,
A~' lilitho  ia Il iiiie,
As right ii th o i il.
'lf you were sulienly, reiluicI, to
abject poverty iwhat business w1oult
you start at'.?" asked afn AIustlin 3'o111
man of MosoeSehaumbulrg.
'In dot gase'," rep(onileld ,loo l ,'owly,
.ii voud go into a liushess iii a mnall
I vay in viih I onhn miike lifty 3',r
sient protl."'
WVhat kind of a busine,?'"
'iT vold splilit umatche, arli. '€'11."
That young hlly who iltl 700
words out of ticonservalory" laiet tflli
has run away froem, bom. I oir iliil fr
wanted her to make thre,' n;, 'L.'e of
bread out of ''flour."'
Thie clergymnitlt ill a."ert:aill towV, ii S
the custom 1I, having pilbli-li(2d the
banns of matrimony between two per
sons, was followed by the clerk ' read
Ing the hymn beginning with these
word-i: '' i tallcn soi]s, wh' 'lr, in
of Heaven."
SIJ DESPERATE RENVUIJNTIE;IN SAIINE
l PAtSII.
The Mlurder Morgaln eects his Fate.
Lhluvoport Dally Times.]
N.ATci rrotlr"Es, Jan. 11, ISS3.
Quite a breeze of excitement was
created in our usually placid city this
morning, by the arrival of DukelCrump
in charge of Mr. A. J. Johnson, of
Sabine parish, and Isaac Rains, Esq,
of this parish. It will be remembered
that only a short time since John Mor
gan committed an unprovoked and
daslardly murder in Webstergparish, by
shooting down two colored men. At
that time le e was a fugitive from this
parish, being under indictment for
arson and shooting into a dwelling
whouse lawfully occupied. Morgan had
escaped from jail here.
Soon after the deed in Webster parish
M[organ returned to this parish, unak
ing his headquarters in the neighbor
hood of .Marthaville, riding about the
country openly and bidding defiance
to capture, always being well armed.
Ilto was usually accompanied by like
spirits, and among themi was Duke
C(rump, under indictment for assault
by wilfully shooting, and also an escap
ed prisoner.
Thie ofllcers and special deputies from
tills and Sabine parish have been after
Morgan for sonme time, watclling a
favorable opllportunity to capture himl
without the useless sacrifice of the live
of good citizens. Mr. Isaac Rains,
son of J. .1. itains, of MIlrthaville, was
it special deputy to effectl Ils capture.
Mr.. ..1. Johnsol n was l1(o aIt special
constable of Sabinealld Il sworn deputy
sheriff of this parish.
Ieast Monday night there was a frolic
at the house of W. I'. Wood, In Sabine
parish, about three muilcsabove Martha
vill, and within ia stone's throw of
tho dividing li2o of $ablue and Natch
itolches. I Learning that Morgan,
(Crump and others would attend the
pa:rty, the otllers suulnmnoned a posse
ol' ciixllns anld proceeded to WVood's
house. A ,itlzes by tile namo of John
Mhidleton, deeoyed Morgan from the
house undllelr tille prot'nso of getting it
tlrink of whisky which was hid in the
woods, near by. WVheno about flifty
yards from the lhouse, A. J. Jollnsonl
nll2d John1 l'lnrlow, who were (watchllng
for Morgan, stllppol ulp and lovelledl
their gluns oil lliln hmand ordered hlin to
surrenlder. I 1nstaid of doing so ho ran
towards tihe house, and Johnson
land Furlow bIothl levelled thleir guns
(breach loaders) and strangq to;say both
guns failed to fire. Morgan ran into
tie thouse securedl his shot gun and
stellpping out onl the gallery, ltcollled it
oil i'Flrlow whlo lind jt.rt core up to
the gateoiirmil, auid killid hiit instant
ly. 1 iorg:n Was Iiteritally riddleld by
buIOllle I frolll t i gnusl of several of the
posse, thus payingg fhe inevitable fate
of sluch It desperado and nurllerer.
Slirunlp wai.s ubsequently captured inl
the lllous',  a2 is now In jail with e1l
adlldtlnih iintl 1so of lbeing ncessory to
iheo u2ur er r If n good alnd (law-albidlng
itizeni. Soe lif teen or twenty silot.l
were tiled by lit hi l( . sprieroslll posse,
andiI Cruinmp's guilli u s found with onlie
barrel 1empty', 11i (2ciip eixpIloded( o1l tlill
otlher tube, iin(l two or thcro chambers
of his pistol lempty. Iloth Crnlnp ulnd
Morgan hadi sveral congonilal spirits
witlh thelelm, who 1ided then1m in thiln
lfight.
uel chlrilehIttrs as ]orgnll are not
met with in th1e Ihnimiof civilized and
lawful cI;iilUliitles, 211 2 it .s(et.nis ai
if 0olnle straing(L flitlLty ittracted hlilni
like it lmliglitt to the scon1s of somel of
his criitle0. 'ertainl is it that lie a2s1
imelt ia btlter fial I hnii ho justly loserv
(, Tland (ied1,: lias he h( IIved, with
his hinlnll crirl2uisonel with the blood
of his fellolw 2ano, l tilhe fill at of it
lawless r ll2n11:. .torlgn wait a nadliu2ll
sizedIl 2il, 1a2l)1t forty y.ear1s of (ago,
with jet hiaelk hair and beard, lind i2
2oi) wiise resofmblinLg in featurel s th(
reckel,<s, desp orate and 1itrdened char
alIcler whicllh 110ld llshownl by hiis dis.
regard i f hI 2atll1 life.
TI II: WASiNIINTON MONUM T Ig
'Tle allnnal report of Ielout. Col.
Tholmas l. Casey, Corps of I:ngineers,
UJnlte:d sItats Arny,'.ngincer in chanrgo
otf (1W Vashington Monument, sub
initted1 to CongreC(s Ier. 23:, shows that
I1.c heighti of the sliaift is now ;110 feo1 ,
il2 in .rui i t (lirilig the yelr (If !20 feet.
I2211:o t 'om.lulefion of tloi f2m2nli(
ir n( in 1o2 5i2, tihe tital 1 1d l1hled1 to
1th1 th21 2 xi2 noillg strli2tllre h1s be(it
2,8:5- to 2, 11t2l21n Ithe ettlllillll'lnt iif t11i(
liaft dto to 1hi) la t hIi' b(ecn olli( all
averago about Il2 I 1nch2220 for the struc
turi1. 'lime total prlns*re2 now lbornte by
the 1202 of fotn'liatioll il 71,871 tons, or
iib* tlt !12-100 2)1 t1 li tot1a)il lressure to be
flinally plla+ce Iullpin it. The alil2,Ullt
(;Xplended 'un1 the 22n12um2i12ent dtuihig tile
'ilsit year Wlls $177.5 13.60, lCavilng 21
blthaniIe availablo of $3,Il17..37. An
estimate of $25i),O0t |I subminittid for
contlnuing the work of th1( Imontunent
for th2e yelar endhig Jnne 1 30, 1881,
which it is expected will comnllet(, the
shaft and pyramidlon, and also the
Iltcrior staircase and elevator. The
report is accompanied by a l1tter from
the Joint (Jommission r 1conmmendlng
anapproprialion b3 the present ('on
gress of the amouit 0?timialt02ied 09 n('02.9
tofll hi-hg lit 'jf ','..) fol'e.

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