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.. C. WEIGHTMAN, Editor & Prop.
SATURDAY. MAY "1.
Member stale Central psecatlre Corn.
Jots B. SioIL.
District xceeutivo Committee.
J. B. TroNE, of Madison, Ch'n.
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J. M. KIsnEDV, of East Carroll.
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ture should be addresMgl to Ttkxs, Tal
lalh, Parish of .Madison, La.
to- Anything intended for publica
tion must be accompanied by the name
of the writer, not necessarily for publli
cation, but to fix the responsibility
. .where it belongs. The editor is only
re t nsible for what he writes hlsielt.
Write on one side of the paper only.
'Short commumiciations or general in
terests from all parts of this and ad
Joining parishes are earnestly desired.
No poetry wanteld.
Nebraska is for Sammy.
Arthur still holds the lead.
Sammy and John Kelly!!I
Ferdinand Ward is in prison.
Sam Randall can never get it.
Free trade is a snare and a de
There are 800 female physicians
inathe United States.
The more we educate the fewer
jurymen are left.
If it has to be a republican, let it
Slack water navigation is the
Rapiddes ha 1800 square feet of
Sin the Exposition.
A Wisconsla editor has inherited
a fortune of over a million dollars.
sThe stucky Democrats have
Sroediat*d CaMrlle for the Presi
Mr. M son's horizontal tariff
bci~cSl, laid Mr. Morrison out
, StTh have been terrife rain
-dme through Texas, causing
Ia" 10, letters were forwarded
bjtthmu a year from the Poto
sa rble quarry discovered in
Pirieh, i. likely to prove of
beedJ t to that Parish.
to ,ell Cuba.
U·ntSd Statei i willing to boy.
t tin kles ibdion Pariah
P M' h =fo.= It
Eraulse yee to Bad it out.
only teek odinary men, about
,4. Weemblast. delivered his
mmgge to Cmagreein
:i at tiM stlm a Mll
,ld4 of Kentucky,
..ehided bl a
agaptib Castheiem., blew his
ao mwsh an extent
S.ltr the use of the
'i-shhaibthve a Pub
i uhun qalltal, .sys Town
.j. firs t
sauee pt of the
7 seretat tim e-l.
P'.\ I, May 20.-Thei Frcnchi
(; , r.'. ,n. .iit has dccided to iI:tro
,luce :a bill in the Chamber of Dep
uties. providing for the taxation ofc
imlorted cereals and cattle.--T
One hundred and twenty ocean
going steamers are now laid up, on
the Tyne and the Wear rivers and
at Leith in consequence of tihe de
pressed state of the shippl ing trade
That the question of free trade is
complicated, and diflicult to under
stand is shown by the dilliter
eat views (nitertaincd by its
friends and its opponenlts. M'en
of marked and unquestioned ahil
ity have taken either side of the I
question, and advocated their ,o
sition s, earnestly and so per-ua
svely that one who has no positive
views on the subject is a: hlpclessl y
mixed as ever and more incapablc
of understanding the subject than
There never was yet a country
prosperous for any length of time,
whose sole dependence was its ag
ricultural industries. Sooner or
later a disastrous failure of the crops
occurred and if the unfortunate peo
ple escaped famine it was because
they had outside assistance or they
had other resources than agricul
There is in most, if not all agri
cultural communities a natural in
clination for free trade. It sounds
so nice to say, that if it were not
for the tariff, a hat, for instance,
now costing three dollars, could fe
bought for two, or a suit of clothes
costing twenty dollars, could be
bought for twelve, but where that
two dollars for the hat or twelve
dollars for the suit is to come from
is further on. Don't stop until you
get to the stopping place. Agricul
ture, is dependent on other indus
tries. No industry is independent
of others, for there must be an in
ter-change of commodities, to pre
serve a healthy market. If the
cotton or wool manufacturer cannot
sell his products he cannot buy
yours, and a good home market is
better than a foreign one.
France protects her home indus
tries. She is not a free trader, and
there is"i no more prosperous coun
try on the globe than France except
our own. Remove the necessity of
an immense standing army and
France would have money in abun
dance over and above her needs.
Saddle England with the military
expenses of France, and she would
raise a wail that could be heard
around the world. France protects
herself, she supports an immense
army, she subsidizes her steamship
lines, she spends millions on in
ternal improvements. - When it is
once decided to .be necassary to
deepen a river or improve an har
bor, it is done. The expense is o
secondary matter. The result is
France is prosperous, her people
are happy, (they don't emigrate
which they would do if they were
not happy,) and when she wants to
raise money for any purpose she
raises it at home among her own
Now in our great United States
we have a surplus revenue of over
$70,000,000 and this irthe plea
offered for a reduction of the tariff.
That sarplus oould be very esily
used for the public good. The
country needs a navy, there are
public buildings needed in many
places. The Mississippi River
needs money spent on it. There
need be no trouble in getting rid of
it. Give it lack to the people in
the shape of making internal im
provements spend it freel. It is
a good plan, to let well enough
alone. The country is prosperou
the taxes are not grinding anyone,
the Wall street game of tenpins did
not even stagger the country. Why
meddle with such a state of affair ?
Take off internal taxation, if some
taxes have to be removed, but let
the tariff alone except * adjust
some items. There are many
things that doubtless are improper
ly taxed, and they should be ad
justed, but the wholesale buiMs
applied to the tariff reform won't
There is something out of gear
with the Post OUe department.
The Times-Democrat reaches sub
scribers her in Tallulah, the so
ed dday afterit is isued dbut a tra
simat intomur an buy it here in
TalDlulan the irst day after it is
issued. In other words it comes
by private enterprise, twenty-four
hours sooner than by mail. 'This is
not as itahoauldbe.
Suabaetvribu tar ATn rzs.
Some ent,.rprising citizenP object
t, the incorporation of Tailulah on
aecount of the cost, which objection
can be easily set aside by the state
ment that the only cost involved is
the money necessary to pay a law
yer to draw up the charter. The
official services of the necessary
olficers are not of such length of
time as to interfere with any other
ordinary duties and the glory they
would acquire would amply conm
pensate them for their trouble.
On the other hand the advantages
to be derived' from incorporation
are many. The town levece could
be built and what is of equal im
porta:twe, k, pt intact, street rows
could be prevented or brought to
an untimelv end. Loose stock coultd
he kept oif'the streets, st ret gutters
cou dt be Olwnied, and kept open,
thus pt rmitting the water to run olff
after rains. Laies and childr.-n
could walk about without having to
hear all s-rt., of foul :anld profan
lanuage, and the town could .kir
mish ea-ily along t,,wairds civil:
zation. and with gool1 luck evc,:t
ually get there. It is w,.tl trying.
It is cheap, c:innt possil,ly do avd
harm and Inay be pr'-ductive of,
great good-and then ]t Iltakcs
emore o.tlices. L.t us try it.
NORTH EAST LOUISIANA.
At last our section of country his
a chamlpion. The l,r,splcttus of
Capt. T. M. Cochran will show y,. -
what is intended, and the intention
can be fully car:ried out. If the slight
est interest is taken in the n:atttr
by the people who will be ,heafite'l.
the success of .the undertakin g is
assure d. If it once becomes know tni
what a country we have here, it
will be an easy matter to till it ul,.
It is nIow, thanks to the croakers,
generally supposel to be a via!
lake for six mon:ths in the year,
and a wilderness the other six. L( t
Madison be lroperly repres.entted
in the book, and good results will
West Carroll has spoken favor
ably of the book through its Police
Jury, and endorses the publication,
having passed a resolution endors
ing the book, and agreeing, with the
concurrence of their constituents,
to make an appropriation to pur
chase 100) copies of the work. Mad
ison should not be behind hand.
Gen. Batler's Position on the Tariff.
DIerorlT, May 24.--The Evening
Journal of this city publishes this
afternoon the following letter from
Gcn. Butler, giving an explicit ut
terance of his views on the tariff
BoseroN, May 19. 1884.
T C. M. Hubbard, Managing Edi
tor Detroit Evenint Journal:
DEAR SIR-There is so evidently
good faith in your communication
to me that I break a custom in an
swering a specifical question as to
my political views on special sub
Perhaps on the- subject of tariff I
can give them in a word, for I never
have concealed them. We cannot
have free trade in this country,
however desirable; theoretically, it
would be; our country is so large
our interests so vast, and so much
is to be done by the general govern
ment that for a series of years we
must raise hundreds of millions of
dollars by taxation of some sort.
The only constitutional taxation
that I know of is the direct tax in
proportion to the number of inhab
litants of States. The genius of our
people will not permit of that di
rect taxation, and, therefore, indi
Srect taxation ~pust be resorted to.
From the begining of the govern
ment to this time taxation by duties
on imported articles has always
Sbeen the resort of our tovernment
Sexcept in times of war. For a limit
ed period other modes of taxation
have been tried, because the duties
upon nports were insuficient.
Thefbre. favor the raising of a
mia u uamount of revenue from
the economical administration of
ithe government and from duties
upon importa, and in laying those
duties to tax articles of luxury up
to the collection point. To make
free all raw materials not raised or
prodt~ed in this country which en
ter its arts or manufacture, all the
necessaries of life, and as much as
possible, and to cheapen them in ev
ery way possible, sad within those
limits to so Judiclosl place mor
duties s to bet encourage and aid
American labor and American in
dstries. If I dould I would also
devote the tas upon whisky and
tobaeco tea fund to pay the remain
ing debts of the war only, to-wit:
To pensions and the care of soldiers
Sdisabled by the war. I do not know
that I need make any further com-
ment apon this topie. I am very
BIas. P. BUTI.
- Butler a be auything you please,
ecept a fool.
SLACK VWATE1 NAVIGATION. I
EIhtor A!.tr,:ox TI'fL ,
DEAR '. il:-I have read with 1
pleasure the suggestions offered by d
your correspondent, "Locks," in I
your issue of May 24, on the sub- n
ject of Slack Water Navigation; and >
fully agree with him as to the man- c
ner of closing the various outlets to e
Bayous Roundaway and Vidal. I b
trust that we may be able to arouse b
those most interested in the scheme fj
to meet at some suitable point in o
the near future to discuss the same. I
and make an effort to form a Joint t
Stock Company for efficting the I
very desiralle object of cheap
I blivve that, with the dan,-s.
built at th- points indicated in your q
curr,ºipo'di,.nt's Ilhtter, the water
(could be rrt;inedl to a sufllcitnt
depth, the entire year, for light
drau,_ht boats, if I except thvI
n1onth.( of 5< l)tellble and October,
when the Mis.isisippi rliver is usual- t
ly very low, and "as a consequence
:all streams and reservoirs in the :i
al'.!i'. ial land adjacent, are at a low
stage; but ev(en th!n', with the
heavy rains wliich prevail at the
tiilC of the Eqj'iluox, anid often fir
wel::sc afterwards, the bayous couhl! t
,. kept illa inavigai,h, c,,nliti ,n.
Iut grantig al'1 f th,- fore,.(ng,
and al,, the great Ienefits~ we
wjo ll (hlivd ie ol' t having our
plrodlucts si~ip(.ed directly from our
do, rs., :mndI the convenience of re
cciv:ig onur stors in return, with
out the heavy expense of haulinuL
&c., is it possible for us to rai.e an I
amount uftliieint to carry out the
Iplan ? or, can such a thlin" i as an
appropriatitn fr)on the State be ob- V
ta:i'ed for the 1,url,?ose° I fted sure c
that we could look :or.", nassistance
from the U. S. . Governmen.et, as
this not being a navigable etream,
or, at last, not known as such, to,
the IT. S. Survey, would be d:-bar
red the benefit of a little of Uncle
Samun's bounty. Yet we must not
throw cold water, as it were, on this
move; let us meet and discuss the
matter, and see what we can do; if
we help ourselves, it may be that
further and unexpected assistance
will come to us. If we find that t
we can do nothing towards slack I
water navigation, there is one thing
we can do, and with but little out
lay to them, which is to induce the
lilanters living upon, and owning
the hllantations on these bayous,
and who are the direct recipients
of this advantage to agree and bind
themselves to clear their rlespective
"fronts" to the edge, of all stumps,
sr nags, trees and undergrowth, on
one side, at least, of the bayous, so
that we may have steamers from
the Mississippi River come in
during the high water season, which
usually lasts from the middle of
February to the first of June, when
the depth of water in the bayous to
make it safe for them to run.
Or, if we choose to invest in a
boat of our own, our combined pat
ronage would be ample to pay for
the same, together with the ex
pense of running and keeping it in
Srepair; or, a pledged support of all
the planters would induce some
one to put a boat here subject to
our use, not only, for the purpose
of taking our products which might
remain on hatid, and bringing sup
plies in return, but to assist us in
Ssaving stock, &e., in time of an
Soverflow, similar to that of 1882,
and even that of 1884.
SMr. Editor, I am i favor of
Seither plan suggested, ahd which
ever one the majority of the friends
of the scheme favors, shall meet
with the endorsement of
To RBetd Taxatl.n.
Hon. J. Floyd King has intro.
1 duced the following bill:
Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Con
gress assembled, That the act en
titled "An act to reduce internal
revenue taxation, and for other
Spurposes," approved March third,
eighteen hundred and eighty-three,
be, and the sameis hereby amend
od as follows:
That from and after the approval
of thiract the following enumerated
articles ~shall be placed on the free
All agricultural implements,
r whether made of metal or wood.
All machinery used in the man
afacture of agricultural produets.
SFlannels, blankets, hats of wool,
knit goods, and all goods made on
knitting-frames, bahnorals, woolen
and worsted yarns, "and all manu
Sfacture.s o ery description eom
posed wh in part of worsted,
the hair alpaea, goat, or
other a except such as are
coamposed in prt of wool), valued
, at nt exceeding thirty cents per
A few mornings since we gave a
bricf account of Sam Ward, whose
death at the age of 70 years, in
Italy on Monday last, was an
nounced by cable. Since then the
New York pipers have been re
ceived, all of which contain extend
ed notices of the deceased. He was
born in New York City, his father
being a member of the banking
firmof Prince, Ward & King. One
of his sisters is Mrs. Julia Wardl
Howe. Another, who first married
the sculptor Crawford, is now Mrs. L
Terry. Mr. F. Marion Crawford,
the novelist, is her si. The de
ceased graoTiated at Clumbhia Col
leg,. Nw York (C'ity, anl subse-(- P
quently 'pent five wears siulviA,_
at the Germ:i lt l iversities. li,'
was still quiite young whentl he re
turned home, entered his father's
, ,anking house and married the
,laughter of Win. B. AI tor, then
the riche'l.t m:mn in tie i'nitevd
it:at('. I:s wif;t died very seoon
after her marriage; the iltnkinI
fliriti failed, and in l 19 Yount
Ward (xclhaulged his New York F
fa-hini:bie life ftr that of one of 1
the Argonauts of (Califrthia. cOn.
the I'facitic Slol. he is said to have
made and lost several t;rtunes,
icwhen lie again madnie hi- ipIpear
ance in New York society as a
ha.ldsomne ant da-ll.in widower.
This character he did not long
nmai'lt:tii, for he soon laid siege to
Mi Ss Medora Grymes, of this city.
Mirs. (irymles, her mother, inee
Ilt,)uell, was the wildow of Gov.
('laii,,,rne, the first A.merican (;,v
crner of Louisiana. Miss (;rym.es
was :a great b1eauty. As ldescrilbed,
her eyes are of a dark olive, and
when in repose, owing to the length
of her eyelashes, they had a
dre:amty expression whicih wa: sin
gularly bewitching. 1cr face was
oval, but, like her eyes, of the color
of the olive, and her head, arms and
figure were the perfection of utliine. ;
It does not seem, however, that
the marriage was a happy one, and
so after a time Mr. :utd Mrs. Ward
separated, she going to Europe to
educate her two sons, and he set
tling down in Washington, where
he soon became distinguished as
the King of the Lobby. • Mr. Ward
was an accomplished linguist antl
strong in the classics. He knew
and loved books, had a happy facul
ty of quotation, and was perfectly
at home in literary society. lie
made money on Wall street, but t
lost it all in the end. He was as }
much at home in London and Paris
as he was in New York and had
the entree to the beat society on
both sides of the water. He culti
vated during his thirty or more
trips to Europe, an extensive ac
quaintance with the English -aris
tocracy. HIis especial friends were I
the Earl of Rosebery, the Duke of s
Southerland, Lord Houglnton, the I
Earl of Dunraven, and Earl of Ab
erdeen. Englishmen codhg to I
this country brought letters of in
troduction to him. He introduced
them with great delight to the del
icacies of food only to be found in
this country. This was his greati
spacialty. He devoted hinmself
with enthusiasm to the invention
of new dils and the composition
ofwell-balaieed menus. One ofthe
sisters'of his second wife married
Ithe banker, L. Von Hoffman, of
New York City. In "Dr.Claudius"
his nephew thus describes his
Suncle'.s personal appearance under
the name of Horace Bellingham:
"He was short decidedly, but a
Sbroad, deep chest, and long power
ful arms had given him many an
advantage over taller adversaries
in strange, barbarous lands. He was
perfectly bald, but that must have
been because nature had not the
heart to cover such a wonderful
eranium from the admiring ga.e of 1
phrenologists. A sweeping mous
tache and a long imperial of snowy
white sat well on the ruddy tan of
his complexion and gave him an
air at once martial and diplomatic.
Hlie was dressed in the most perfect
of London clothes and there were
superb diamonds in his shirt, while
a priceless sapphire sparkled, in a
Splain gold setting, on his broad,
brown hand. Hoe is the only man
of his timne who can wear precious
stones without vulgarity. liHe
moves like a king, and has the air
of the old school in every gesture.
His dark eyes are brighter thkm his
diamonds, and his look, for all his:
white beard and seventy years, is
as young and fresh as the rose he
wears in his coat.-Times-Deme
SThe TIrs deal with facts and
the statement that trains would be
Si running this week, was justified byi
r the facts. The trpck Is free frona
e water, and trains could be runningq'
Congress has appropriated an addi- i
Stonal 100,000l foir uverelfw suffeersr.
FULTON M. MCRAE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Iinortfr aIn D aler 1 Foreai all Domestic Dils,
Linseed Oil, Lard 011, Lubricating Oil, Gnat Oil, Turpentine, White Lead,
Mixed Paints and Glassware,
PEPRFUIEEY, HAIR BRUSHES. TOILET ARTICLES OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
Sole Prolpri-ttur of thet (;:r( t and only infallible Cure for Chills and 'tvvcr,
The Australiar Eucalyptus Glohulus Tonic.
I particularly call the attention of Planters. to
ALL KIND8 OF PLANTATION DRIIGS
For iiiiruli:at' use, 'uch as Pills, Paregoric, Laudanum, I fecnce ,f
'Petllcerhilnt, 'Spirits Ni:o1, 41, in all Eizc bottles. Quinine in
any size bottles,
Liniment, Cough Preparation, ad crcry Imaginable Drag Known.
As far as prices are concerned, 1 simply defy competition.
Nr. 1'3 B ressal inigt.. on _ 4e .t -e Wit, Vtlkhtur*, MISs.
PRO SPEC T U S.i
Korth Fast Leuinan as It is, and
its Fople of to-day.
The above is the name of 'a book pro
posed to be published by T. H.
Cochran of Richland
The object of this work is tb show the
Country North of Red River, and
East of the Ouachita. at the
Great Exposition in
The typography will be carefully
given; minutely describing l'aiishcs,
towns, and villages, anwl routes thereto,
whether Steam roai, Railroad,or Stage
Coach and when there, just whom you
The soil of each locality, its nature
productions and mole of culture, will
be carefully described, what fertilizers
are used, whether improved imple
ments are used or not, and if not, why
not, with suggestions how the farmer
may be reached by the manufacturer.
Stock raising, mode of doing so; show
ing the advantage of improved stock
Statistics will be gathered of amount
and class of goods sold in each town,
and amount of business done by each
farmer; number of balesof cotton ship
ped, &c. 9Q Schools, Churches and Pro
fessions and a fact of every industry or
avocacation of the elvilised man of
this enlightened progressive age.
Immigration is our great want, every
effort will be made to set forth the great
inducements the stranger has to come
and make his home among us.
Special attention will be given to the
interest of land owners who desire to
sell. The statistics will be compiled
with system and the discriptive portion
of the work written in a lively, lucid
It is the men of a country who make
it, so short Biographical sketchcs will
not be out of order.
We have taken a district; because it
is impossible to give a correct idea of a
Now fellow citizens; men of means
and brains; ofMorehoase, West Carroll,
East Carroll, Madison, Richland,
Ouachita, Caldwell, Pranklin, Tensas,
Concordia and Catahoula, will you
This may beexteeded to allof t
May 31, 4t.
TO I~S PmIS L~IS,
formerly with P.II.Gilbert. with Mattingly,Son & Co.
Have Opened the store formerly occupied by
Ir Jam.ElL T bSi iI Of T
with a large and well selected stock of Men's, Boy's, Ladies'. Misses'
and Children's shoes. The stock was bought for cash at a low figure,
and LEWIS BROS' propose to give their customers the benefit, in
The stock will he kept new and replete with all the latest novelties.
The finest Customh Handmade work for Gents',aduties, Misses and ('hil
dren a specialty. Former patrons and customers are respectfully requet
ed to call before purchasing elsewhere.
TOs.Z.LW.l 185b WasnhiStom Steet. PBRF NTISS LEWIS.
'Vicksbursg, .. - Miss.
,. W. HIUTCHBSON & CO.,
Wholc Mnle and IlIttnail
eSaplfr,Fa y, PsticA bpered
110 andl 112 Wathington Street,
VIakcsbura , 3hIlalsilppli.
The largest and moostrcomplete stock
of domestio and imported fancy
groceries in the city.
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