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G. W. McORANWI. itteor.
Omenl Journal of the City, of Monroe
MONROE.LA.. JANUARY 27 1983,
AMONG OUB EXCHANGES.
A decision of some importance to at
torneys and their clients was rendered
recently in New Orleans. The Pica
yune furnishes its readers with the fol
lowing synopsis :
Robert L. Belden was tried before
Judge Luzenberg on a charge of em
bezzling $490 from Remy Batinale. It
was alleged that Belden, acting as Bat
Inale's attorney, collected the money
for his client and converted it to his
own use. The defense was that Bati
nale owed the accused more than the
After the case had been argued,
Judge Luzenberg charged the jury.
Judge Whitaker, who was.the counsel
for the accused, presented the follow
ing to be read to the jury as a special
If the attorney duly acknowledge
the receipt of money he cannot be con
victed of embezzling it, however he
may appropriate it to his own use.
Judge Luzen.erg said he could not
charge this, and would charge exactly
the contrary. If a lawyer wrongfully
and fraudulently converted money col
lected for his client to his own use,
even after acknowledging the receipt
of it, he was' guilty ot embezzlement.
Judge Whitaker filled a bill of excep
A numberof lawyers were in court
and eagerly awaited the verdict. Af
ter the jury was out about ten minutes
they found the accused guilty of em
bezzlement, and strongly recommend
ed him to the mercy of the Court.
A special from Shreveport to the
Times-Democrat, dated the 19th, In
forms us of the death of a well-known
citizen of this part of the State, Judge
R. W. Turner. The dispatch reads as
Judge Richard W. Turner, of Bos
sier parish, a prominent and leading
member of the North Louisiana bar
and a practitioner of 30 years' standing,
after a brief illness died of pneumonia,
at his home in Bellevue, on last Wed
nesday hight, aged 53-years. Ie com
manded the Nineteenth Louisiana Reg
iment in the Confederate service dur
ing the war, and distinguished him
self for gallantry. During the period
of reconstruction he allied himself with
the Republican party, but always re
tained the personal esteem of former
friends and associates, who became
alienated from him politically. IIe
was elected and served two terms as
district judge of the Bossier district;
but failed of re-election at the first
election under the new Constitution,
when he was again a candidate. IIe
was justly regarded as one of the ablest
justicesand most efficient judges ever
on the bench in this part of the State,
and was greatly esteemed by the bar
of this entire section. IHe was a na
tive of Georgia and had never been
married. His death is universally re
About fifteen years ago, a dwelling
was raised one story higher, and a
chianney had also to be raised some feet
higher; and as the chimney was built
up, it was plastered on the inside with
salt mortar, to prevent the adhesion of
the soot. The result is that the part
plastered with salt mortar is white and
clean to this day, while the other part
gets filled with soot up to the very
IinQ where the salted part begins, and
has to be cleaned each year, the chim
ney being in almost constant use. The
proportions used were one peck of salt,
added while tempering, to three pecks
of mortar.- Tribune Farmner.
The writer has a chimney, with double
flues, plastered with mortar prepared
as above, which has been in use 10
years and which has been swept but
once. The receipe, we know,is a good
We learn that on Saturdary John
Justice, a well known stage driver and
hostler, was shot and killed in Fillmore,
Bossier parish, by J. A. Williamson,
a well known cattle dealer. From
what we could learn Justice, who at
tended to the stage horses at Fillmore I
for Thomason, of the Minden stage
line, was drunk and had some words t
with Williamson, in which he called 9
him a harsh name, and drew his pistol .
on him, attempting to fire it. William
son, seeing his danger, drew his pistol I
and fired first, the ball hitting Justice
and causing his death. Williamson
afterward surrendered to the authorities.
Both par'tles are well known here.
Justice has worked in the stables here l
and driven stages to and from Shrove
port on the several lines for many years
past. Willliamson is a well known I
cattle man, dealing largely in Texas.
Hliis family, we believe, residein Sparta
Loualana. From what we learned it I
was a case of self defense on the part
of W illamson.--Shre.vport Daib I
Justicee was at one time.-4bout 1877.
a driver on the stage line from this
place to Shreveport.
The New Orleans States favors an
extra session of the legislature, anid
gives its reason thus:
Day by day reasons for an extra ses
sion of the Legislature are accumula.
4i1g. The State board of Health Is
virtually abolished by the late decision
of Judge Monroe, and unless an appro
priation is made by the State before
May next, the city will be without pro
tection against foreign diseases. Again,
the Tulane dopation, to be completed,
will require special legislation; the
public school bill is defective; the City
* Charter is defective; the Constitution
itself needs a number of amendments;
and there are other pressing subjects
which demand legislative action before
the government can moveon smoothly
The action of our police jury in pros
hibiting the sale of liquor in the parish
has been the source of considerable
I favorable comment by outside and dis
Interested parties. All the newspaper
- criticisms we have seen on the subject
have been highly favorable the jury.
The police jury could have done no act
B that would have been more generally
- commended than their disposition of
t they liquor question, and the praise
the receive is merited.-The merchats
t of this place want wagons to haul cot
9 ton to Trenton, but wagons are hard to
- got at this particular time. Wagoners
3 can see no money in hauling on such
roads as lie between this place and
Trenton.-- Vienr l Sentinel.
It appears from the following that
our old friend Leatherman, erstwhile
of the Trenton Farmer, has again
changed his political views, leaving
Oreenbackism for Democracy-a very
sensible change :
We have received Vol. 1, No. 1, of
the "Camden Weekly Halbidier,"
published by F. M. Leatherman, Cam
den, Ark. Its editor says, in saluta
torium language, that its aim and
principles will be i)emocratlc. We
t wish it much success, and place it on
our exchange list.-(bhdbki (Ark.)
From the lianner published at MIag
nolia, Ark., we obtain the following
The Arkansas and Louislana tail
road has been located from Hope to
Magnolia, and now the grading and
cross ties come next, and then the iron.
Then a standard gauge train will come
rolling inll like a thing of life.
This is one of the railroads which
has Monroe for an objective point, but
there is a probability that the line
may be diverted by way of HIomer to
We clip the following from the
Shreveport D)aily Times of the 19th :
The ]Rev. John T. Sawyer left last
evening for Trenton, La., which will
be the field of his duties for the next
year. Mr. Sawyer has officiated as
pastor of the Methodist church at
Shreveport for the past year. lie has
been an earnest, zealous and faithful
pastor, and leaves with the regrets of
the entire congregation, among whom
he leaves many warm personal friends.
The Picayune stands sponsor for the
following item concerning the Oipsies
and the fashionahle women of Now Or
The town is overrun with Gipsy for
tunetellers. They came down here
from Cincinnati with a lot of horse tra
ders, and the leader of the band swears
she was born on the banks of the
Nile. Strange to say, these women
are in great demand among the fash
ionable women of Now Orleans, and
can be seen going in and out of some of
the finest mansions in the town.
We understand that a club of young
farmers is being gotten up in this
neighborhood for the purpose of com
peting with each other in the cunltiva
tion of one acre of corn each. The
man who produces the largest crop of
corn on this acre is to receive five bush
els of corn from each of the other temm
hers of the club.
Each iiani selects his own m':.ro and
manures and cultivates it to sst( him
self.- II ,'/V" 7'*i-mal.
Last week, a young man on taking
leave of his sweetheart, who resides in
East Feliciana, attempted to kiss ier,
but she resisted. A playful scuffle fol
lowed, in which the young lady fell
and broke her legjust above the anckle.
The affectionate young fellow had to
settle with the oll man and the family
Moral--Youniggirls, don't resist any
thing so harmless and lleasant-that
is, don't break your neck about it.
B. 1/. (lplolivan.
Spbclal dispatchll Ito the I'ieaynne
from Amite City, 2tth:
Wm Lowry was shot and instantly
killed on the street here to-day by Tay.
lor Ard. An old feud texistedl between
the parties and lthreats had ,been made.
They were hunting each othler with
shot guns, when Ard got the drop on
Lowry and tired, the load of buck-shot
ipassing through I.owry's head.
While hunting, last week, lightning
struck a loaded gull ill the hands of
Neal lHilliard, a colored man. The
gull exploded, burst into several frag
muents anld now presents as complete
a wreck as such an agency coult well
produce. The negro was not hurt.
T)r. 1. 1'. h)illard returned last week
from Florida, very favorably imlprossed
with what hie saw in that state. WVhile
in Floridla htie purchased orange lands
that will some day be worth a fortune
to hIim.-- l',ro,',rrilh. . IPP,f.
TIE PItESS ASSOCoItlATION.
An earnest effort is being made to
render the next meeting of the Louisi
ana Press Association more successful
than any of its predecessors. Both
the time and place of meeting-New
Orleans, February 5-are happily
chosen. Beside the advantages of its
central location and the ease with
which it is reached from all portions of
the State, this city possesses social and
other attractionsthat will naturally en
ticeour brethren of the country here ;
and at no other season of the year is it
so attractive and pleasant, or so full of
people, as during the Carnival. The
country editors will find themselves
thrown in commuuication and inter
course at that time, not only with their
brethren of the city press, but with
journalists from all portions of the
country, from the North, the East, the
South and the West.
A very pretty feature ol this neet
ing, and one which must give it addi
tional interest, is the invitation ex
tended to all, but particularly to jour
nalists, to compete for the best literary
production and the best dissertation on
the material resources of Louisiana,
two prizes of $50 each,or medals of that
value, to be awarded to the successful
competitors. We are requested to ask
those candidates anxioutR to secure
these prizes and honors to please ad
dress their compositions in time for the
meeting to Secretary L. E. Bently, at
Donaldsonville, or to the president of
the association, care of the Times-Dem
ocrat. Committees will shortly be ap
pointed to whom these essays will be
submitted and by whom a selection of
the best will be made.
We hope this will cause the coming
meeting of the association to be better
attended than former ones, arouse some
interest in it, and, at the same time,
encourage home talent. Such essays
are usually read before the Press Asso
ciations of other States, and there is a
warm and earnest contest in them to
secure the honorable position as essay
ists. Our press organization is now
so firmly and permanently established,
and is growing so rapidly that it Is,
time to place it on a full equality with
- similar bodies in Texas, Mississippi
and other States, to make it not mere
ly a friendly meeting for social inter
course, but an educator, to encourage
literary skill and development, to im
prove our press and make it worthy of
The last meeting that was held in
this city, during the carnival, was well
attended; we have reason to hope that
the country press will be still better re
presented here next month, and that
the joint attractions of the carnival,
this meeting and this literary contest
will call together enough journalists to
show the strength of the press of Lou
isiana. On the part of New Orleans
wp promise a hearty wellcome to all
brother journalists, and the best that
the city can afford.
A C'OLOREI) MAN'S HIEPLY TO A WIITE
Our readers will remember that after
the November election a whitelRepub
lican leader named John If. Dink
grave, who is held in some repute in
his parish (Ouachita), resigned his
membership on any tRepublican com
mittee to which he might have been
assigned and announced his intention
to hereafter take no active part in pol
itics, as they now are." He was dis
couraged because the colored men had
not voted for Gen. McMillen, the Re
publican candidate for Congress in the
Fifth District; and in his letter to the
lion. A. J. I)umont he used the fol.
o wing words :
'"Believing that thie colored mne'n of
the district will not soon learn to ap
preciate their advantages anti chances,
and that I can do them no good politi
cally, because they will not help them
selves, I arn unwilling, longer, to
spend t he best of my lifte fruitlessly."
W\e presume that this is the sting
which has waked up (aeorgo F. Ilowles
of Concordia parish, who is out with a
long and rousing letter in the Concor
dia Sentinel, in reply to I)inkgrave.
The letter shows for itself that Blowles
wrote it, and it has some good things
in it. We reprint a few sentences,
from which we conclude that the col
ored people are amply corn petent to de
fend themselves against their white
leaders, and are rapidly reaching a
position of independent thought on
political topies which will quality
them for their political responsibilities:
"Mr. l)inkgrave says his faith in the
colored people is gone. Why ' lie
cause, lie says, the colored people have
failed to 'recognize the precious boon
of liberty mtil mnanhootd.' In oilther
words, his faith in the colored peoplel
is gone because they didt not vote in
the last election to suit J. II. Dink
grave, Ilis faith inl thern is gone be
cause they, the colored.voters, like the
other more uenlightened races of the
earth, are learning to think andl act in
polities according to the dictates of
their own conscielnces.
"The colored people of the United
States w'ill never prosper in polities un
til they divide in piolitical sentiment
like the white people. It is no use to
try to disguise time fact that as long as
the colored people of the South es
pecially, are arrayed tiul(oti ote side,
nine-tenths of the whlite people of the
South will Ibe arrayedl on the other side
T''Ihie colored poille of the South
owe their freedoml toi i )omuocralhs as
well as Relpublicans. (t riellh was a
Repuiblicai and fought in the United
Sttates army for the Ulnion. Ilancock
was and is now a l)lmnoerat aind dlone
equally as well as tiartl'lhl for thie pres
crvation of the Union.
"The colored lpeople are gratefill for
the boon of lilberty anit for the right of
the elective franchise, andtll in the late
election they triedl to.:how their grati
tude by voting for tiie candidate they
thought Ibest fittedl to represent themmi
in the halls of our national Legisla
ture, Mr. l)inkgraave's olpinion to the
contrary notwithistanding."- .Y. ).
Ofa Few U. S. Senators as Seenlfroas
the Reporters' Gallery.
Mahone, of Virginia, has just taken
a seat to the right of Jones, of Nevada.
Hecomes in with a cigar between his
fingers, and with a white soft felt hat
doubled up and clutched in his right
hand. He is not bigger than a pound
of soap after a hard day's wash, and is
in no way distinguished looking. With
thin face, hollow cheeks, gray mus
tache and long grizzled whiskers, with
a little tpft of dark hair in the midst
of a big bald spot, which reminds you
of Stump McKenna, he is about the
last man that you would expect to do
or say anything that would render him
famous outside of his township. He
combs his hair straight behind his ears.
Sawyer, of Wisconsin, who sat for the
original of Florence's Bardwell Slote,'
is a very large man, and isover sixty.
As he sits there in his chair, with
gold spectacles on and reading a paper,
with his broad, healthy-looking cheeks,
glistening bald head, rim of white
hair, and snow-white short chin whis
kers, he is the beau ideal, of a retired
butcher, well fed and at peace with all
Anthony, of Rhode Island, is the
oldest member in the Senate. lie is a
comfortable looking, well-dressed old
gentleman. lie has plenty of bushy
gray hair, that sticks straight up like
quills upon the fretful porcupine, and
his chin whiskers, still lighter in shade
than his hair, vibrate when he speaks,
just like and infuriated billy-goat's, lie
wears no mustache, and dresses in
Ben Harrison, of Indiana, looks like
a sleek superintendent of ia Sunday
school. lie is short and slight, with
pale hair and muddy complexion, with
one side of chin whiskers almost en
tirely white. Heseems very attentive
to debate, but dosen't get on his feet
much. His chief claim to distinction
is the fact that he is the grandson of a
former President of the United States.
Lapham, the stalwart from New
York, sits alone, away off on the left,
and appears to be busily engaged in
reading. He is quite a striking-look
ing old party, and appears to feel very
kindly toward himself. his face is a
strong one. Brand, high forehead,
mutton-chop, white whiskers, promi
nent, well-shaped nose, smooth ,upper
lip, and very spare white hair, with a
streak of dark on top, and with an am
plitude of shirt front, and a fine tex
tured coat with a big velvet collar, he
makes a plesant, latherly, well-to-do
Williams, of Kentucky ("old Cerro
Gordo"), makes up pretty well. With
a well brushed, glossy dark wig and
curly, anti dressed in black, he pre
sents a very nice appearance. llis
mustache, slight anti gray, a little curl,
a la Conkling, on his rather wellshaped
and ample forehead, he compares favor
ably in facial gifts with any of the old
boys. lIe keeps working his jaws
constantly, but not in talk--it must be
Brown, of Georgia, as he :its there
writing, drakes a good picture of the
late ILorace Greeley about the time he
was running for the Presidency. Old
Joe is not a bit handsome, but he would
attract attention about as quick as anlly
member of the floor. Like so many of
his colleagues, his hair has deserted
the top of his head; that remaining on
either side is very thin and long, and
is combed straight over his ears. Ilis
whiskers. aresnow-white, and are worn
in such a way that they look like they
were put on just for the occasion, and
are hanging by a string. Joe seems to
be proud of his hirsute adornment, and
lovingly strokes it as he rises to speak
or sits reading in his seat.
Mr. Vest, of Missouri, is said to be
the best talker in the 'Senate on the
Democratic side. Ito is a bright, alert,
active man, and in form greatly re
sermblesTomn Logan. Ilis face is hand
sonmer than Tomn's, though fMr. Vest
has a large, well-shaped head. lie's
an orator born and bred. The only
thing noticeable about Mr. Vest's ha
biliments is the wide expanse of shirt
front, snow-white and aggressive. lie
seems to be proud of his tine linen, and
as he sits cocked up in an easy position
it appears that lie has obeyed the in
junction ''pull down your vest," thus
leaving the shirt to roam at will.
Vance of North Carolina, the wittiest
member of the Senate, has a magnifi
cent suit of fine gray hair, but has a
youtng faccanm a love of a mlustache.
lie affects stand-up collars, :lad is par
tial to nose-glasses.
Beck, of Kentucky, as viewed fromt
the reporter's gallery, looks a good
dearl like our own (icorge l'endletoo,
who sits near him. At close range,
lhowever, you will see that he is not as
handsolme as (nentlecman George,"
though lnot so gray about the chin, nor
so thin-haired. lie is of medtlium
Ileight, wears good clothes that lit him
andt is :a lirst-class looking rnan all
Voorhees, of I 'idiana, is otte of tile
brainiest and handsomest mlembers in
tile Senate. 'TheI Tall Sycanltore of the
W'abash has a conllmntloa inlg piresenice,
pointed beard of a reddish east, a
straight nosO, anl a goodt crop, of hair
that appears to us always on the ratn
page. lie dresses lIlainly, thlough
ampton, of South (:Carolina (UiGen.
\\'de lIamlIpton,,) one of thle Conteder
ate heroes, is a distinguished looking
mani-portly, witlh a high lorehead,
tiorid face, andt a large mustache that
ihas grown gray rapidly since the war.
lie somewhat rcsemlbles Kaiser Wil
helm, thoulgh he is not so aged in np
pealranclle. f[ till walks lalie.
As ant exchange re-arks, there were
,no Daniel Websters in the January
crop of United States Senators.
NEW ADVETISEM ENTS.
SAVE YOUR MONEYI
WHERE TO GET YOUR
MONEY'S WORTH !
I have the pleasure of informing the Public that I have
just received an immense stock of
DRESS GOODS IN EVERY SHADE,
-CONSISTING IN PART OF ---
CASSIMERES, SILKS, SATINS, BROCADES.
T have also a large stock of Cloaks, Dolmans, Waterproofs,
Lace Goods, Hosiery, Embroideries, Corsets, Ladies'
Underwear, and Fancy Novelties too numer
ous to mention, which I will sell for
--- FOR ONE--IHALF
ITS ACTUAL VALUE.
In addition to the above, I offer for sale, at prices lower
than ever, a large and well-selected stock of
SHOES, CENTS' FURINISHING tOOLDS
My customers will find ame supplied, also, wilh a lmr'e
and fresh stock of
G-ROCER:IES & PRIODTUCE,
In which is comprised everything usually required in the
Household or on the Plantation, and whic:h is olflered at bot
tom prices for the casI.
I ask the Public in general to call and examine my
(DOO1)S and PRICES hefore making pnrchlases elsewlere.
REMEMBER THE OLD STAND-BY
NIO. 12 DESIARID STRIEEJT.
N. B.-Mu. M. J. WALDENIBER(I is a:lways to Iae
found at mny place of business, who takes great pleasure in
waiting upon his old customers and friends.
MONROE, November 23, 1882.
W A(IONS! WAGONSI WAGONS
T'1wenty-tive Two and Four-IIorseo
made by the colobratetl Studebaker Manu
facturing Co., just received and for sale at
the lowest mliarkel rates by
January 1. 1179.
SIIIN(GLES, O I' ''S AND IICKETS.
All persons in need of well-mnade cypress
shingles, pickets, posts, etc., will find the
undlersigned, at his shingle-yard at the up
per corporate limits, preparel to till their
orders at short notice luand at prices to suit
the times. tReferences to any of his old
customers. JON. IIENOIT.
Monroe, August. 1, tISs.
J. E. IPE'I'TRS,
I)Dt.LI R IN
FURNITUIIE t WINDO'W sIIAI)ES,
CIIILDREN'S ('ARRIAGIES, VWAlONS
('COFFINS AND COFFIN TRIIMMINGaS
METALLIC BURIAL CASES.
Services of Undertaker and preservlng
dead bodies with,emnbanlming fluids furln
ished if desired. All orders promptly at
tended to. Termns, reasonable.
Store on (Grand street, near the Court
J. E. PETERI.
Monroe, La., March 18.1878. n26-tf
-.----~- -- --- ________ I
FANCY AND FAMILY GROCERIES I
WINES, LIQUORS, TOBACCO, ('I
IA RS, MEATS, COFFEE, ETC.
Just received a choice line of the goods
above named, which will be sold at bot
tom figures for the money.
Thanking the public for the liberal pa
tronage shown me in the past, I hope to re
ceive a continuance of the same.
Monroe, August 12, 882. 1
IIVLINEtRlt S'T'ORE I
To the La, d/iv r,/ .1/,,tr,,, t.id KA'' ( .:ih,
I take thi. Ismethotl of tLh:mking yout fir
'youlr patrotnage, andt solicit ait con inlt:teei
of the Mtiiue. I anu nowi recl(iVing tl1e latest
P'AIS1 AND NE1V Y(RlIK NOVE'IIJl.S
In Millinery snl St raw (t:ods, iland solicit
an early call.
SFM'Spt~trial ttentionr gitel It ('tcutntr'
orders. Very lRespecPtfully,
Mns. ANNI,: 3.IT('IIELL.
MonItroe, Seteitier l, 152. .
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1est quIIIali ".y,1 . ' illes antdilll,illulS I)Is s
branldtls of l('i11". , I.Fl.rsh Fish,, (illlllPe soult
Vegetn:bl.es ill s,on kept ; est l antly on
lPrivate oitti thr ftliiitea, anltd respect
fill attention gunlara tlc( . .1enit .oried to
S [onr<'', I.a.,O,"t., I, 195:.
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MONRs, I., .A.
flat,% ,pecilicat ionts tlM (;i. atil ities fttlt
nitihed at retats~ntleip teittins :t1it licitt i
atbove. lartuh 25, ]P02, -mi,
M ONROOE IiAliIKERY,
ANDREW J. HERRING,
(Successor to IT. Petzold,) Proprietor.
Famnilies supplied with bread made of the
best four and by an experienced baker.
Cakes of every kind kept for sale, ir mnade
FANCYG ROCERIES,TOBACCO,CIG A IS,
Fruits, Confections, &c.,
Rept in Stock and will be sold at the lowest
market price. June 4, I10. ly