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THE CHILD'S PRAYER.
" Mother, hold my tired hand,
Going up the gloomy stairs,
And, before you leave the room,
HIear me say my little prayers.
" Glad to feel that you are near
in the fading candlelight,
I will ask the Father dear
''o protect us through the night.
" I will ask the angels bright
From the world above to colle,
In their robes of fadeless white,
Just to guard our little home.
'"They will watch beside my bed
'Iill the gloomy night is gone,
A nd my mother, with a kiss,
('omes to wake me at the dawn."
In the cosy, quiet room
Where a mother's darling slept,
Darker than the midnight gloom
Stealthily a shadow crept.
Angels watched around the bed,
Angels heard the little prayers ;
But the Father held her hand
Going up the " starry stairs."
Success of Chinese Labor in the Mis
[From the Beulah (Bolivar Co.) Times,]
We called attention a few weeks ago
to the importation direct from Hong
Kong of a number of Chinese, as labor
ers on the Ferris & Estill place.
They have been here since late in the
spring, and we have watched with
much interest their progress.
From our own observation, together
with the report of Capt. Ferris, we are
confident in saying that they are supe
rior to any laborer under the free sys
tem. Capt. Ferris has had this year on
his place the representatives of five
races, and he unhesitatingly says that
the Chinamen excels them all in pa
tient labor, docility and constancy of
purpose. They are ready in imitating
any kind of work.
They have not as yet been tried with
the plow, because they were busy the
season through with the hoe, but in
gathering cotton, in driving wagons,
and in fact in everything to which they
have been assigned, they have proved
themselves equal in a short time.
True it is, Capt. Ferris says, they are
fond of good fat dogs, tadpoles, and
roasted wasp nests, and such rare deli
cacies, which our gross palates cannot
appreciate; but that is a matter of taste
with which we have nothing to do in
casting about for the most efficient la
Cotton Manufacture in France.
A correspondent of the Manchester
Before the war commnnenied, the week
ly consumption of cotton in France
amounted, according to several author
ities, to about 13,000 bales, averaging
English 400lbs. each, of which about
4,000 bales were consumed by the mills
of Alsatia. Since October 18th, some
further reduction may have taken place,
but it cannot be of much moment, and
France is, therefore, probably still con
suming cotton at the rate of 6,000 to
7,0(H) bales per week. In other words,
one-half of her 6,750,000 cotton spindles
existing before the war, according to
the best information, are still working
To R1EIMoVE STAINs-those of grass,
grape .juice, and( the like--from white
garments, damlpen the spot and( hold it
over the fuies of a lighted sulphur
'l, (:. T'l'UI1NTON'S
T'I)YS (' HRIST'MAS I'RESENTh,
I irand(t sttreet, 2*loi' ), 1a4. decl2-d13n
OI'ACIITA LIVERY ANI)-SALE
SNTA L E.
11. ,. Dia)llS(N, l.rolietor.
in,'j, Third <aud J).Nikrd ,Nred.,
I 'hresHc luggies, Atc., kept ftor Iit.
lhor-s anil Mules bought and .'old.
(oc)od lots for Ilrovers, colnllctted withI tIhe
Has constantly on hand and for sale, Gro
ceries of all description, such as
COFFEE, HAMS, BACON,
LARD, BUTTER, CHEESE, FLOUR,
POTATOES, ONIONS, CIGARS, TOBACCO,
OYSTERS, SARDINES, LIQUORS OF
ALL KINDS, PRESERVES,
IN GLASS AND CANS.
FRUITS OF VARIO US KINDS
AS LOW AS POSSIBLE FOR CASH.
Monroe, La., Feb'y 19, 1889 n22:1y
HENRY KING, JR.,
WHOLEBALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
Keeps constantly on hand a large and
well selected stock of
STAPLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS
BOOTS AND SHOES,
HATS AND CAPS,
GROCERIES, (all kinds,)
(c., &c., &C.,
anId will sell them as cheap as the cheapest.
N. B.--l ighest .ash price paid for Cotton,
lHides and ('ountry Produce. decl---d3mn
H ; GERSON, JR.,
- -DEALER IN
D)ry Good5, Boots and Shoes, Hats and
(apls. Notions, A'(., G(roceries, (C'rockery,
Saddlery, Guns, Pistols, and General Plan
Highest price paid for cotton and other
Liberal (cash advances lmade lon consign
imenrts to my frieinds inl New Orleans.
SITRGHNOR & MIILLIN,
c;ENERAlIl ('OIMMISSION MERCHANTS
.0 lrr dealrs',r 11 i '. l ;bv oods, ctnll (nroce·Ties,
eIJq (1t ,( sc/i ( otton. 'ull
Hsas onl hand a lune assortmetiilt of
Dry food.,s, (i'hih/., Boots, ,oe,', I~is
All (ot" whicl'h h will sell Is c:healp Ls the
,..h eont dce Il2---d11hn
"T ELEGRAPH19 JOB OFFICE.
We are now prepared to execute
of Eve;y Description,
FROM THE MAMMOTH POSTER,
TO THE WEDDING CARD.
PLAIN, ORNAMENTAL, AND
BILLS OF LADING,
&c., &c., &C.
CARD WORK oF EVERY VARIETY
in the Ltes t & moCt Approved 'tyl(eof the Alrt
ofI' EVERY nIZE, ('COIOR, ANDI)
ON ANY Q I'A Ll'r TY (O F PAPER,1
I PRI('ES ACCORDIN( LY.
0FFICE OF NORTII LA. & TEXAS
MoNRo:, LA., Dec. 2d, 1S70.
On and after Sunday, the 4th inst., the
trains on this Road will run as follows:
Leave Monroe daily at 5 A. M.
Arrive at Delta 11 00 A. M.
Leave Delta at 2 00 P. M.
Arrive at Monroe 7.45 P. tM.
Leave Monroe at 6 A. M. on Monday, Wed
nesday and Friday.
Leave Delta at 7 A. M. on Tuesday, Thurs
day and Saturday.
dthrough freight per car load will be car
ried by passenger train.
Way freight will be shipped by freight
Freights for Flag Stations will be deliv
ered at the designated points at OWNER'S
RISK, whether there be any person there to
receive it or not.
Freights for Flag Stations must be pre
A daily line of four-horse coaches connect
at Monroe for8ehreveport--thene eviaesuth
ern Pacific Railroad-to Marshall, Halls
ville and Longview, Texas.
J. W. GREEN,
Engineer and Superintendent.
VICKSBURG & MERIDIAN
Leave Vicksburg.....................7:C5 A. M.
Arrive at New Orleans ..... .....2:40 A. M.
Leave New Orleans...... .......7:00 A. M.
Arrive at Vicksburg................7:10 P. M.
Leave New Orleans ...........4:15 P. Vx.
Arrive at Vicksburg....... .....9:45 A. X.
Vicksburg, Miss., July 30, 1870. tf
STEAMERS R. E. LEE, AND J. FRANK
The Magnificent Passenger Steamer
R. E. LEE,
J. W. CANNON, Master,
Leaves Delta, the eastern terminus of the
N. L. & T. R. R., for New Orleans, every
Friday, at 5 P. M.
The Elegant Passenger Packet
J. FRANK PARGOUD,
J. W. Toalx, Master,
Leaves Delta, for Greenville, every Satur
day at 8 A. M. Returning, leaves Delta,
for New Orleans, every Tuesday, at 5 P. M.
Ouachita trade particularly solicited.
Oct. 1, 1870. season.
MONROE AND CAMDEN PACKET,
ALax. LAMoNT, Captain,
Will make semi-weekly trips between
Camben and Monroe, connecting with the
Railroad and NewOrleans packets at Monroe
The Bannock City possesses excellent
cabin accommodations; is almost new, and
makes good time. She is entered in the
above trade with the determination of re
maining throughout the season. d&ws
SUNDAY NEW ORLEANS PACKET,
( In place of Gov. Allen )
R. SINNOTT, Master,
Leaves New Orleans, carrying U. S.. Mail,
every Wednesday for Monroe, Trenton and
Returning, leaves Monroe anld T''rentonl
every Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock.
Passengers will find the fare excellent,
and may rely upon speedy transit.
Dec. 12, 1b70. d &. wa
GRECIAN HEND CIGAR S'i'O( E.
Luis BLhtii, dealer in Ii tte igars, ,lu,
slmokiolk:, [and inlle cult c'hewilc tol,a\en,,
pipes, alnd all smlokers' articles, 175 Wash
ingtmn street, Vi'kshorg, Mi.s.
~i Trade Su1pllicd at New York pric·e-.
Dcvemlber, 12, 1870. d&w-tf
,..nDtEw T. AIKEN. iON .. W.Tr.
IKEN & WATrT,
('/n lt FI·dor.4 ," ('Om,.tni.virr Ae,',crrit s,
No. At ('arondltclet st., New O()rleans.
Special attentlion gi.venl to orieros ti, lth
purchase of all descriptions of produce, agri
cultural imphmientsn and plantatlion sulpiies.
ARoLT)INA LIFE INS. (CO., of Alalhis,
.)ElF'.flSoN D)AVs, President.
GEl(RbRIA HOME FIRE INS. to.
of (Columtbus (in.
All I ,s.es prlomltlv adjusted at this oflie.
M1oilroe,, La., Ie. 12', I,7t :hot