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VOLUE XIII,. MNROE LOISIAA, AT J Y pý
4 t r, $ t r.·v
DeSIARDI STREET, MONROE, LOUISIANA,
- DEALER IN -
DRUGS, MEDICINES, CHEMICALS, PAINTS,
Oils, Varnishes, Dye Stuffs, Glassware,
Putty, Pens, Ink, Paper, Envelopes, Lamps and Chimneys.
FINE OCIGARS AND TOBACCO,
Pure Wines and LiAqors for ledieinal 1urposes.
S-__ - Ia "1r.,, -,_
- Wholesale and Retail Dealer in -
llry ools, Boois, Shoes, HaIs, &c.,
Nos. 22, 24 and 26 GRAND STREET,
1V.I O ' O--, - - - - TSA..
The attention of the Trade is called to his wellpelected stock of
SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS.
All Lines Complete.
Call and examine the stock and price of goods. ~- All mail orders tilled with care
Offers the following specialties at prices to suit everybody :
STATIONARY GEINERAI LY
- UOIH A--
PAP'EJR, PENS, INXKS, ETC.
Shot Guns, Rfles, Pistols, Catridge#, Shells
- SPORTING GOODS OF ALL KIN.DS.
Iir Goods sold as represented or money returned.' iE
E. II. RILLS, 15 Grand ,Sreet, Jfonroe, La
MONROE OIL COMPANY,
L. D. McLAIN, - - - President.
Will pay cash for cotton seed, at highest market prices; or
exchange cotton seed meal for seed.
Meal delivered on boats or cars at New Orleans prices.
Established 18671 Established 1867 I
E. W. MIEALY'S ART GALLERY,
No. 9 Q-raarct itroot. o Wozoe, raa. a
Chromos, Autograph Albums, - Scrap Books, ,Scrap Pictures, s
Frames, KInobs, Cords, Artist's Material, a
Wire, Glass, 2oilet Mirrors, Sytcro Tiews, etc., etc.,
Photos in oil or water colors. Enlarging old pictures a specialty. Pictures framed a
to order. S' Pictures taken regardless of weather. - t
Corner DeSiard and Hall Sts., - --- . IMONROE, LA.
-- DEALER IN -
c--eneral lM.erchýancdia se,
Have recoived in the FISH LINE - " F'ARUNACEOUS GOODS-
. Fat Breakfast Mackrcel, 0 Grated Oat Ma:l,
hre" Cod Fish, 1^ Navy Beans,
WVhite FIish, C Green Pea,
AR" Holland Herring, -#" Buckwheat, t
Jfl Dried Herring, "P Barley,
l UCanned Salmon, 4- Grits,
t " Lobster, S-' Rice.
T !hey- Mackerel, Sardines. pe ago.
have also received California Canned Goods. Raisins, Prunes. .
º` Currants, Citron, Apples, Oranges, Cocoanuts, and other r e,
.N`. Goods too Numerous to Mention.
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Southern Carriage Factory,
LIVER ,'' A.ND F'EED S'rlAB. I E,
The undersigned will do all linds of work in anufacturing and Rep:airing
Carriages, Buggies, Hacks. etc. lie is also prepared to do all kinds f blnacksmithing :t t
Iorses and buggies kept for hire. Stock kept by the day, week or month at
reasonable rates. FR. ENDOM.
KLINE & HAND,
- AND -
BILLIARD PARLOR. K
28 DeSiard Street, : : 28
Dealers in Imported and Domestic Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
D. G. TROUSDALE. JH. TROtSAll I.
NVO. 62 NORT GRAND , .7REEI, MOTNROE, LA.
- DEALERS IN -
FAMILY ^= FANCY GROCERIES.
FARMING IMPLEMlENTS, ETC.
.HrOABl rT PRIfCR PA ID FOR CO UYTR Y PROD UCE.
DYSPE SIA., -
8 theat misery experienced when we sad
deay become are tlre posess a
.o i rrranement aiadsi tomach.
The stomach Is the reservoir from which
every fibro and tissue must be, noahod,
andanytroublo with it issoouf eltti olgh.
out the whole systenm. Awong &doen
dyspoptle no two will have the il sa
mental powerand a blllouastnpersamet
sae subject to Sick Heardache these,
while the thin and new ousaro abadoned
toglooea forebodings. Some dyspe tics
are wonderfully forgetful; others have
great rriltabllity of temper.
Whatever torm ~ytpepsar may take.
one thlin Is certain, ,
The unsderlyin" ca " is),
oon athea IPpER, - 4
and one thing more is equally certain, no
oneo ill roim ln dyspeptic who will
* It will -correct
Acidity ot the;
54 Allay Irrltateon,
* "F and, at the Isame
Start the Liver to worktun.;
when all other troubles
soor disappear. Sri
"My wife was a confirmed dy'speptic. Some
three years ngo by theadvice of ir, Steliner, of
Augusta, she was induced to try Simmons Liver
Regulator. I feel grateful for the relief it has
given her, and may all who read this and amre
afflicted in anyway, whether chronic or other
wise, use Simmones Liver Regulator and I feel
confident hcalth will berestored to all who will
be advised."--Weat. MI. Kness, Fort Valley. Ga.
See tlhat you get the Geneuner
S with red Z n front oa Wrappecr,.
J. .ZEILIir a Cc),, Fhlldolplea, Pa.5*
Charles Dickens did many good
things, but he committed one terrible
and unpardonable crime. He publish
ed, in 1864, a delightful book, which
he was wicked enough to call "'Our
Mutual Friend." The result is ever
since that day the word "mutual" has
been systematically misused by the
lieges. Dickens ought to have called
his book "Our Common Friend," which
would have been more sense; le called
It ,"Our Mutual Friend," which is non
sense. For how can airiend be mutu
al? I know also that Pope also wrong
ly employs the word, but two wrongs
do not make a right; and the mean
ing of "mutual" is notorious among all
who are aequaited with its etymology.
The tmeaning is "'reciprocal," or "re
ciprocaled," "interchange." How does
"Our RIeciprocated Friend" sound ? It
is, I believe, intirely because Dickens
perpetrated this enormity that we now
hear such expressions as "mutual si
lence", "'nututal cousins" or our -minu
tual queen." The error is an easy one
for the unlearned to stumnie into; but
when committed by a literary man it
is not excused. "Preposterous" is an
other word that is commonly maltreas;
ed. "The demands of Russia," wrote
a great Euglish diplomatist years ago,
"are preposterous." I know, ofcourse,
what the diplomatist meant. He de
sired to say that the demands were
such as his government could not pos
sibly concede, and to this day 1 can't
understand why he didn't say so in.
stead of writing nonsense-for it was
nonsense th.at lie wrote. ",Preposterous
does not eorn '"fnfair" or "such as
cannt be agreed to." It means 'hind
most first ;" or, as we often say, "top
sp-turvy." If I put the cart before the
horse, I act in a preposterouA way. "Al
ternative," too, is oftien abused. It
,leats "choice between two" courses,"
and between two only, yet I have
heard sMr. Gladstone's celebrae:cd three
courses spoken of as his tirce alterna,
tives. It Is as if we wcre t. ypeak of
the three horns of dilotnmm, thereby
entirely overloikiin) the mralit ting of
'"dilemma,"'' which z 'quivaltiit Im "a'
catching b'tLv' cwi tito t li i.." E:ven
good authrs are ,gutilty *f mictusirng
the verb "'h' pjart;oe of," %whleh site
ply meanii; '"to tait iul:il it," ' 'to share
it."'' ,cf led ri it i , we - ; i t l Ii'
tic sense in yii V,:i .., r:t. ne -s Clio fol
lowioce : "'l':' coiiintemned n 'i, pre
vioius to hix ci('Utionrl, partook of itn
excellent br;eak:flt ;" or ,'the solitary
wanderer ill tie forest piarlonkl of l
great inteltiioit't eflj'iyIilent ias - li s I
tened to the nilghliilngale's ont."'' A
murdere'r does nit usually shar' lias
last btrerkl tat with _iher lii"nlph; as Ill
tary waniderer cerailinly i m't ' sharie:
int,,ilr t ll 'yll l e'j y.'mer , .eiiln: thit
there is no on'i vwith wholn t shaur i:.
'Tlihe miuto Jif tI he v.Word- lilte 'p ,.i
taet' is fintn dt',, I think, to it fohinu'
on the piart of it writ or Iltat simple lan
guage is inelegal;t. " ie l tid bIrenak
fast," or ,lie bireakfastd," aliks riuigh
and unipolished: "ho partf'ok Of hif
morning reetc!ion" l'ioki. rather wiell.
That is the lallciius pro:e.as of t lou~h 't
which leads to so m,ch no'l,,tii b,, ion
writ lten .-E.rlwhetjc.
'Tli: it is ra''y nii ;:y. ;itg W. I
the wei',tth an;l lir peri.• of Sutti
Catroli .: ii l w ý ill a i v ," *):t*r' rirve
gott fairl' it rl t ur: ti ''v loi tlie' r.
sourc',- i; :, i i' i . '' i it, i ta
tfir-tncc t rtnai t' p .pr jout O:ile cotton
stalks we hntat'eO I. e'n t irliin- for a litun
dred yar e di, t t ry now thatr
pea vinat l' 5toS uul-if I -rth tli noid
may supplanit hemp ;i:i iiantlIn, We
should not be it allt surprised to Lit.er
that there is a fortune ni shucks or
that old fieald sedge has possibilitits
that no rabbit even can fit horn. Ye
fear, however, that the pea vine ex
pertinent will be a failure. The plant
grows too "brash," to use a strictly
agricultural (phrase, to he of much
value for any purpose."-. (.ear/scton
.'etws crand oeir.
SLAVBh:.TO3I 8 Yp . ,, : ;
Proposition of the,New lliaistry %f the
A Rio Jantrlo letter to the.New
York Herald says: The new iaals
try have already tmade publie, through
a stinsi-otlleial organ, that the principal
and more imnlgtlate objects in their
programme will be the abolition of
slavery this year and measures for the
improvement of the flnances and cur
rency of the country.
These declarations have given almost
unmixed eatisfactton, and the .liberal
leaders have hastened to assure the
governantat of their support ill regard
to both objects.
The wholesale emancipatory move
ment which was initiated last Decemu.
ber in the province of San Paulo has
already produced the freedom of 70,000
of its 208,000 slaves. At last the pro
vince of Rio Janerlo is affected, and
the liberation mnovement has been com
menced in the munlelpalities of san
Fiedeis, Campos and Maeahe. In
Fledeis, chiefly devoted to coffee rais
ing, 2000 slaves, 400 belonging to one
faaluy, were liberated by their owners
at the end of last week. In Campjx,
a great sugar prodoucing county of thle
province, 3000 slaves were set free wit h
in ten days. In M1cahe 3000 have al
ready been emancipated, the Araruauwa
family, owners of great plantations
and of the splendid central sugar fac
tory of Cussuman, Inaugurating the
movement by giving immediate free
domn to over 1000 slaves and engaging
to pay fair wages to all their freedmen
who chose to remain on their planta
The province of Rio de Janeiro,
which has hitherto been the stronghold
of resistance to abolition, has thus be
gun to give way, and there is no doubt
that the example of Sin Fledies, Com
pos and Miacabe will soon be followed
in other countries. •
Petropolis has fixed the 1st of April
for the extinction of slavery within its
limits, nod in the metropolies of the
empire the city fathers have deter
mined on signalizing the return of the
emperor to Rio on the 20th of June
next with the liberation of all the re
maining slaves in the city, now re
duced to about 3000 in number.
Accounts have been received Irom
the southwestern frontier of San Paulo
of alleged poisoning of Indians in mass.
According to the statements forwarded
thence to a San Paulo paper a certain
Jouquin Bueno, who has seventy
armed men under his command, re
cetrly assaulted a liuge Indian village,
and whilo the frightened Indians were
absent, poisoned, with strychnine, not
only all the food and drink abandoned
by the fugitives, but also the wells and
springs. According to Bueno's own
declaration he found, when he returned
a few days later, 300 corpses of Indians.
ie $eiso )boted tihat in another village
he had poisoned 800 Indians and that
he was about to treat sinmilarly another
in which 5000 Indians residtd.
For the Ladies.
Fine perfuomery, Lubin's Extracts,
Colgate's Extracts, WV'rlght's Extracts,
Lszell'a Bulk Extracts, Imported Co
logno, HIome-made Cologne, Lily
White, Toilet Powders, all sorts. Fiue
roilet Soaps; flue Tooth Brushes,
Comb=, Hair Brushes, Cloth Brushes,
itc. AT CALDERWOOD & CO's.
ioveI'rnor McEnery and the Democratic
In the cntesot which has beeln caged
by the i)enlltcrscy of Loulsiana for the
-lst four months Gtovernor Samuel D.
,IeEtiery has c(onducted himself as a
t:iranli alnd true tnelrnlir of the party.
Accepting the verdict of the people ex.
,ressed thlrougih theo ballot box and Int
o,nvention, he has gone out and from
the stump exithortced his friends and for
nor followers to lay aside all dissen.
ioni anrid join in the comriinon defense
against Warmtoirthism,. H-ht has shown
lay hlid courseu i genuinio loyalty to the
party antid atr-,lcd his d1voltion t tthe
welfare of the State in an emergency.
W\, do, not single out Governor Mc
i: i,'ry for particular cotnment because
i hts Ilen atontie of t he oplposition in
iving hearty suplport to the ticket.
tihe Iluattcets, tue Cordill, the Brents
tr+t scores of other able anti aggressive
(iatldrs have not been less faithlful in
Iheir :tlliegianee. But Governor Mc
E e'ry lhas guile ga:llantly to the front
urd ul lte Vii;orous work and has labor.
d ilotig.siie of tanditl in behalf of his late
lpploncnt through till the cstnpaign,
idl strugglhd not orly l t carry the
State built tit ilake the triumph of 1,he
l)lulocracy tin overwlmtltning one.
I l irc'iliting tIh. n, llolillttiOn, General
N"iut'ohs laijd tloW)l a broad and liberal
ilihcy, anl it I~a been trr L by ttie op.
pasition in slirilt of accordl. It was
then anuI ii now thle artuest delsire of
(iGto ral NichLolls to husl ail dissensions
to it, party, anid mitke it thorooghly
represenlative of the whole lIeoople. No
policy or prosgripthon was pursued in
rnmking up thl Stte ticket, and Gene
ral Nicholls has given every assuran ce
that hlie will endeavor to harmonize the
factions and more cltos2ly cennt th9
Democracy. lie will not he the gover
nor of a factlon but of the whole party
ani! the people.
Thi Iegislature which has been elec
ted is (,of excellent material. The coun
try parishes have sent many of their
best men to represent them in that
body. The city delegation is a tepesea·.
ca rell l
tiveeitt ;_ B n -IailouI.o f i. '
Tsaibr 'i ile di 'Li
4601 =VI Ot
of d hetaiiBs tori r uw k liahseket v
that p MawgbfP, lO :QlQ
quired it h eiy lery . ) r q
great d I of tieas- ; O 1. ,
Mr. Oa tbe ha ber6iu .le
ster itJ, o.t he.It ayit
itudeklo he peoop ae Rithe
ativityf has been yarloueil`t'
in all pasti of the country, Th
oer prome has tno tobger anyd
say of him from a peotioqalatl
and ise stories are now taken totr i.
they atid wrth ise IIterary r i
without .obsosiderlng h person hc
acterislces. The ezpr aeious he t:h
evoked from the Nurthern pre ,,are,
however, of interest, and we tfind soime
observalloos on him in a late lIees oft
the Boston-Globe whloh are wort at
tention and from which we -make,
some extracts. The artIcle is in the
Globe's literary columna;nd is signed
"Claiborne Addislon Young,"' It
Whoe George W. Cable pitched on the
ploturesque Louiaiana Creole, tn use a min
ing phlase, be struck a lead that has yield
ed paying dirt. His literary fortune was
as good as made. He had only to go on
digging and grlnding and ou ocame the
gold oonage. This same old .eonage is a
little sllo~ed, though. The Intese fire,
the white beat that beloogs to the itle ar
tiat burns out all alloy. But COabl has
allowed a soggy hate to sob and sog and
smolder in hi heart all of these years of
his literary activity. And whet we flng
dowh this coinage of wit and genius it is
lacking a little in the clear clink of the
true gold. The very fhat, too, that in the
fir ediofice ofhis'lterary reputation every
stone has been quarried from this un
American marble, the Creole element ought
to melt the savage mood of the man. In
his last book., Bonaventure," be ham left
the loathed New Orleans streets for the
praircies of Louisiana Acadia.
Tiere runs a saying in a very wise old
Hebrew book: "'If thine eye be single
then thy whole body is full of light."' Bu
Cable's eye is not single and in the body of
his work there are streaks of dark. The
The reader of "Bonsventure" is led to be
lieve that there has been and is a deep an.
tagonism between the Creoles and Aa.
diana. The Acadian himselt is a Creole.
I f tho reader could have the privilege of
a stroll down through the French quarter
of Now Orleans, with its quaint and quiet
streets, its antique houses, with now and
then a tiled roof, and that stroll to end in
a visit to the home of the scholarly Charles
Gayarre or the courtly Judge Berimudes or
the cultured Clalbornes, and then ask who
are the Creoles, who is a Creole, he would
get the response, a Louislanlan of Frepnch
or Spanish stock. The Acadlaus are of
French peasant, extraction, and a Creole,
who perhaps could trace his lineage back
to kings, as Charles Gayarro could, is not
apt to consider him his equal. Trho word
"Cajun" Is no more a termin of reproach
thaln tlhe word "Hoosier" applied to the
natives of Indiana. It is associated with
the idea of some rusticity and simplicity of
manner and that isalil. The writer has
heard it playfully applied toalovely Creole
The two-thirds of the story Carancro and
Grando Pointe, are simple, pleasingeasing, ast
al, almost idyllic. But why rant and
roth about the superiorlty of these people
over the New Orleans, Creolese When, in
"Au Large," the scene changes to New Or
leans, Cable makes this venomed thrust :
"Almost all sociality in New Orleans is
revel." Shame on you, most graphic and
weird Sunday school teacher, with your
lessons about forgetting self. You have
neither in morals nor art learned your own
lesson. You have scrawled every noble
book of yours with "Self, spelt with a big
8." If Creole society In Now Orleans did
snnbyou because you painted a picture
that not only did not flatter, but carrica
tured, can't you forgive them and forget
sell? By the way, that opisodein the story
of the priest's teaching lonaventure not to
write self with a bight, one feels sure must
lave been one of C'ablo's Saturday after
noon mSunday school lessons in Treniont
In each one of his former books Cable
had used wit, eloquence and genius to
Drove the superiority of the negro over the
Crcole: in this book he uses the same
tralscondent powers to prove the superto
rity of heo Acedians over the Creole. These
tilngs mar but they do not destroy the
beauty of Carancro and Grande Pointo.
Itonaventure is a line creation, his inten
sity and passion single him out In Carancro
lld his hopeless search for Thanass, his
rival whom he thinks he has been the cause
of sending to the war, is handled with pow
er and discriminatioa. But we hardly re
coglize the school teacher at (fraud Pointe
as tihe lonaventure of Carancro. Cable
takes up dialect again, and Bonaventure,
in his picturesque dialect garb seems like
a now character. But n the scene between
him and claude iie seems his former self
Tihe genesls of Cable's dislike to the Cro
ole is explanable. Cable In his early mIan
hood was fired with the abstract idea of
progress. The conservative Creole was
averse to all change; his obdurate Frencha
,ature. French after the old regime, seem
c.d to Cable to block the wheels of the car
oif irogress. This enthusiastic youtng man
of a literary turn of mlind, satirlsed the
Creole. TheCreole shrugged his shoulders
when this sensitive son ofaenius presented
his credentiis for admission to the New
Orloans soelety. Thereafter the saItre was
more venomous, and in Bonaventure there
is still evidence that the Creole's shrug at
Cable's pretensions toauched the spleen of
This was said in Boston. When
Mr. Cable Is thus able to make the
people of the boasted seat of American
culture, philanthropby and oiveilisatiol
uoderstand him so well we of Louis
lnea should be content to cease eritlcis
ing him. The Creoles of Louitsiana can
safely leave, their case to the bhigha
coart of Boston enllghtenment.
Subtribe for TuE TELItklnAS I.
owards , o ,
The eame i te nm +.
wri's,, ofuldd .t "
"mustn't'" and : "se
want ai apote ZI±i 1
others' conteao that °'i he
.*wil.not" l so greant,, It setpr' .·1
praetliantly.a new wote tsit
trophe apeot .op "t
The Bngltl method I todi vide oq
vowels, while tbh Amerteatn tole ti divd
on syllables. :Thuse ' ou ; .maby .lod
"pru-perty" and "prop ty"' .i-tres'
sure" and* "Ieas.ure," 14'taetr.* and
"meas.ure", "bre.-thren" and "bth.
raen," "Pa-ther"' Is correft,. 'o i
"mother," the former divided ;betpre
the and the latter after. Oortes p0.6
deuce, des.cribe, Aus-rlln are
wrong; they should ber>'oroldpon'
deuce, de-scrlbe, Au-atraUlls,
TASTD IN PUNtOTtUgO ..
Should a comma precede ald ' Du
we write, "dollars, cents, ad mills,"
or ,"dollars, cents and mills ?" Some
prefer the former, others' the latter
style. Should the punctuation ..aprk,
whatever it may be, be placed aftir or
before a pareonthesis and the qipt tlon
marks? Ass a ule, after. +hids, we
should punctuate: Wyatt (1818).
The period follows the' parentheis.
So does the comma, as, "By request
of his friends (who came to see him),
he agreed to do so." The note of ln
terrogation Is placed within the piren
thesis and the quotation marks, as,
"*Where there is a nreesstty, (and is
not that the oase here?) we are per
mitted to work on Sunday." Jobh
asked, are you the man T" Autborl.
ties differ as to whether a comma
should be inserted between the com
pound suhject and the verb. ",He,
she, or they, will come," is hardly as
good as, "'he, she, or they will come."
The best authorities favor the latter
Whether an lnfinitive phrase should
be preceded end succeeded by a comma,
is also a debatable qudetlon. ."To be
favored with good health, Is a great
blesaing," Is not considered as good, as
""to bu favored with good, health is a
great blessing." No comma.
The City Item thus refers to the
probable beating of the New Orleans
election upon the prospects of Senator
Gibson ot als:
~"The complete smash of the rinhg
ticket has buried iu the debris some
very bright and blooming senatorial
hopes. Whether they can emerge from
the ruins with strength enough left to
make the race. will depend upon care
ful grooming and other circumstances
of weight in political conflicts. It was
common report (and a very probable
one) that all, or nearly all of the ring
candidates for legislative places were :
pledged to support Gen. R. L. Gibson
for re-election. Whether he can get an
equal number of votes from among the
members-elect remains to be deter
mined. Certain it i, they will be less
trammeled thsnnwould have been the
regulars Ih making a choice. Thebo
struggle for the big plums-the two
United States senstorshipse-wlll un-o
questionably prove a lively' and Inter
eating one. May the best man win."
Loublaana Ilatstrlal Netes.
The Arcadia Wood Works will soon
be in operation, the macblfey is now
enroute and the lumber lebelig eewed
by the Congoe eaw Mill Co., for the
addition to their present builditog.
We ounderstand that ML). Beardstle .
has made a propostito wto the ~* e a
of Hayneawille sad Lsbea taboat~tt g.
will put up'rue polls i
i the wise saad'
, - , f -.r _r