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VOL. 1. MONROE, LA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1870. NO. 4.
An Indlependent Newspaper;
PI'ULISlIED DAILY AND WJElKLY, AT
MONROE, OUACHITA PARISH, LA.,
BY G. W. IcCRANIE.
TERMS OF DAILY:
Single copies........................... ..... 10
One copy per week.............................. 50
Five copies per week....................... 2,00
One copy for three months................... 4,00
Five copies, one address, for 3 months.. 17,50
°If not paid in advance 25 per cent.will
he added to the above rates.
TERMS OF WEEKLLY :
The following rates of subscription will be
rigidly adhered to in all cases:
Single copies........................... .......... $ 10
One copy for six months....................... 2,00
One copy for one year ........ ............... ,00
Arrival and Departure of the Mails.
From Monroe to Vicksburg-Carrying
all mail matter for the Western, Eastern,
Middle, Pacific and Atlantic States, and New
D)eparts daily at 5 A. M.;
Arrives daily at 7 P. M. (Sundays except
From Shreveport to Monroe
Arrives daily at 4 A. M.;
Departs daily at 6,4 P. M.
From Camden, Ark., via Farmerville to
Arrives Sundays, Wednesdays and Fri
dlays at 4 A. M.;
Departs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
dlays at 6;~j P. M.; closes at 6 P. 11.
From Monticello, Ark., via Bastrop, to
Arrives Tuesdays, Thursdays and Satur
dlays at 6 P. M.;
Departs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
,lays at 5 A. M. Closes evening previous at
From Hillsboro, Ark., via Ouachita City
Arrives Tuesdays, Thursdays and Satur.
days at 2 P. M.;
Departs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
days at 6 A. M. ('loses.evening previous at
R. HI4'HARDSOND.IAN D. M'ENERY.
RIehardson & MeEnery,
TT1'I'( )RNEYS -AT-LAW, Monroe, La.,
- practice in all the parishes of North Lou
isiana, in the Supreme Court at Monroe, the
Federal Courts,.,pd in the Land Office De
partnment of the General (;overnment.
Si. I. MORRIsoN. w. W. FARMER.
Morrison at Farmer,
T 'TTRNEYS AT LAW, Monroe, La.,
w ill practice in the Courts of the Pa
rishes of Ouachita, Morehouse, Richland,
Franklin and Caldwell, in the Supreme
('ourt, and in the United States Courts.
Will also attend to all business intrusted to
them in the State and Federal Land Offices.
". I'. UTMuI' u . it. (t. COBB.
Stubbs ad (Cobb,
S'I"I')NEYS AT LAW, Monroe, La.,
will practice in the Courts of the 12th
.Judicial District, composed of the Parishes
of Morehouse, Onachita, Caldwell Cata
houla and Franklin; also in the Parishes of
Jackson and Union. v4n32
. A. FLANAGAN,
11 'I1 TlWMAKER AND JEWELER,
All work intrusted to his care will be exe
cuted with neatness, care and dispatch and
fully warranted. decl2-d3m
OLIVER & BYRNE,
Reeeiricing ail Ibrmmrrdinp Jllerchantls
Dealers in General Merchgrandise.
Ji/_Agents for Agricultural Implements
of all description, also River and Fire Insur
;ance and Southern Express Company.
CTEORGE V. ENSSMINGER'I
('O N F (ECTIO)N ERY,
Brick Block, f '·orner J)eierd &t (hrcnd .sta.
Cakes of all kinds, plain and or.anmented;
c'andies; Candled Fruits; Nuts; fresh, pre
served and canned Fruits; Fancy Articles;
Nick-Nacks, and everything kept in first
class ('onfeotionery. Particular attention
given to, l)inners, Party, Ball and Wedding
S~ulppers. SUMMER SEA'ON.-Ice ('ream, So
,la and lineral Waters, and Refreshing
lrinks all kinds. dec~l12--l:hin
E. DREYFUS ad CO.,
Have just received a splendid assortment
of latest styles-
GENT', WINTER CLOTHING,
manufactured to their order.
An invoice of fine hand-sewed
BOOTS' AND SHOEY
BOOTN & SHOES,
and a variety of other articles.
FINE GOODS J.IST RECEIVED,
AND OF THE
-'Ladies are specially invited to call
and examine the superior and latest styles
of Goods expressly selected for them.
WHOLESALE DEALER IN
A )D PRODUC'E,
WINTER GOODS & GROCERIES.
I am constantly receiving additions to my
already large and well selected stock of
,Staple and .Fancy Dry Goods,
Boots, Shoes, O(ps, Hats,
and Groceries of all kinds,
And will sell them as cheap, if not cheap
er, than any house in North Louisiana.
Having a large and commodious ware
house and cotton-shed, I am prepared to re
ceive and forward cotton and freight of all
kinds, on the most liberal terms.
N. B.-Will pay the highest market price
for cotton, hides, and produce of all kinds.
decl2-d3m G. C.
Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Hard
ware, Furniture and Plantation Supplies.
.$Keeps constantly on hand a vartiety of
tfine Cigars and Tobacco, Wines and Liquors
of every kind.
Higqhesf priees pild for (otton atnd Country
OHIN G(. BANDERH,
Gr(,eries, lhbaceo, I'7nes and Liquos,,
Faney and Staple hy Goods, Hard
wutP, Bar Iron and Cratings,
trond Londreth's Garden ,Meds,
4'orner 4rand and l)!Siard sreets,
MON1 IE(, I.. ,lecl2::hmm
For the benefit of the
METHODIST E. CHURCH SOUTH,
in Moieroe, LouiSictic,
December 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th.
EVERYTHING AT S TO RE P'RICES.
The place to buy your Christmas Presents.
The place to buy your Christmas Candies.
The place to buy your Christmas Fruits.
The place to buy your Christmas Cakes.
The place to buy your Christmas Toys
The place to meet your Friends.
The place to get a fine Supper.
The place to enjoy Yourself.
The place to do Good.
Ithe Ladies propose this method of supple
menting their collections for the new and
beautiful BRICK CHURCH, now in process of
erection, and promise the community a
most elegant and agreeable entertainment.
As the supper and many fancy articles have
been ontilbuted,and other things have been
purchased in quantities at reduced rates,
they can afford to retail them at prices pre
vailing in our own town.
They hope to obtain all the CHRISTMAS
TRADE they are able to supply, and solicit
that orders for special articles, or fruits,
fancy goods, etc., in quantities, be handed
in at the Parsonage, to Rev. C. F. EVANs.
They assure their friends there will be no
disappointment in their prompt delivery.
For the benefit of persons living at a dis
tance and others debarred attendance at
night, the Fair Room will be kept open
during the day.
Everything that the country and city
markets can afford will grace the Supper
Tables, and, as the Restaurant plan will be
observed, purchasers will pay for only what
Come one! come all! Enjoy yourselt; and
aid a noble cause.
At the sante place and for the sanme cause,
on the night of the 24th of December, there
A GRANDI) ('HRITMAS TREE
i' A IP'edsen fo' A'et'ierbod e. -
Your mnoney's worth guaranteed.
The children's jubilee.
At 5 o'clock, Christmas Eve., the curtain
will be withdrawn from the tree,when every
one in the room will receive a present.
Any person wishing to use the opportuni
ty, will be allowed this means of presenting
to his or her friends their material congrat
Admission to the Tree: ADULTS k.ic;
Country papers favorable to the enterprise
will please copy.
MONR OE, LA.,
Rceives, stores and forwards cotton and
merchandise at ruling ,rates, and deals, at
liberal prices, in Family Groceries, Western
Produce, Liquors, Bacon, Flour, cte.
Dec. 13, 1870. d:3nm
J. B. GARRETSON'
COFFEE HO UIE,
OYSTEIR ,NA LOON,
ANDI TEN-PIN ALLEY,
0 rand Street-Monroe, La.
(;reoI St/., ,beceent (;.romimulout oadl I)eSri'd,
This is an entirely new saloon, convie
niently located, and furnished entire with
new bar-fixtures. The best brands of liquors
and cigars kept for customers, and polite
attention guaranteed. The saloon is opened
every Inorningat day-break- decl2--d3m
The Royal Family of the United States.
The New York Sun furnishes the fol
lowing catalogue of the members of the
Grant family and connexions, now
pensioned on the Government with
their annual salaries and fees. Grant
seems to believe in the Bible doctrine
SHe that prorideth not for his own house
is worse than an infidel."
I. Ulysses Simpson Grant, President
of the lYnited States .............................25,000
II. Jesse Root Grant, President's fa
ther, Postmaster at Covington, Ky..... 3,500
II. Frederick Dent Grant, Presi
dent's son, Cadet at West Point.........
IV. OrvilL. Grant, President's bro
ther, partner with the Collector of the
Port at Chicago......................... 4,250
V. Frederick T. Dent, President's
father-in-law, Claimant of Lands at
Carondelet, Mo.,-euchred by Wilson,
Commissioner of the Land Office........
VI. Rev. M. J. Cramer, President's
brother-in-law, Minister to Denmark.. 7,5:4)
VII. Abel Rathbone Corbin, Presi
dent's brother-in-law, negotiator of
gold and real estate speculations with
James Fisk, Jr., and Jay Gould......... 40,010
VIII. Brevet Brig.-Gen. F. T. Dent,
President's brother-in-law, chief usher
at the Executive Mansion.............. 5,,40
IX. Judge Louis Dent, President's
brother-in-law, counsel for claimants
before the President. Fees estimated
at $40,000 a year..................... 4,0)........ 0,(MK)
X. GeorgeW. Dent, President's bro
ther-in-law, appraiser of customs, San
Francisco.............................. ........ /1,404
XI. John Dent, President's brother
in-law, only Indian Trader for New
Mexico, under Indian Bureau; place
worth $100,000 a year........................100,000
XII. Alexander Sharpe, President's
brother-in-law, Marshal of the District
of Colum bia...... ........................... 12,000
XIII. James F. Casey, President's
brother-in-law, Collector of the Port of
New Orleans; place worth $30,000 a
year ...................................................... 30,000
XIV. James Longstreet, President's
bother-in-law's cousin, surveyor of the
Port of New Orleans...................... 30,000
XV. Silas Hudson, President's own
cousin, Minister to Guatemala............ 7,500
XVI. George K. Leet, President's
brother-in-law's cousin, public stores,
New York; place worth $100,000 a year,1 40,o000
XVII. Orlando H. Ross, President's
own cousin, clerk in the Third Audit
or's office, Washington..................... 1, 00
XVIII. Dr. Addison Dent, Presi
dent's brother-in-law's third cousin,
clerk in the Register's office, ''reasu ry
Department, Washington .................. 1,50
XIX. J.F. ,impson Presid4ent'sown
'cousin, 2d Lieut. 25th Inf..................... 1.100
XXI. Geo. B. Johnson, President's
Imother's second cousin, Assessor of
Internal Revenue, Third Dist., Ohio... 10,100
XXII. B. L. Wymans, President's
cousin's husband, Postmaster of New
port, Ky ................................. .... .3,00
A Two-Headed and Four-Legged Woman.
There is on exhibition at the Fair
Grounds in Columbus, (ia., a most
wonderful freak of nature. It consists,
says the Sun of that city, of a negro girl,
or as some would say, a pair of girls,
aged eighteen years. The person or
persons have two perfectly developed
heads and bodies down to the waist,
where the two spines and bodies be
come blended into one solid body. On
each body are two perfect arms and
hands, of which each has' full and nat
ural use. She has four perfectly form
ed and well developed legs and feet, on
which she moves actively. She can
waltz and dance a quadrille. She was
born a slave, the property of Mrs.
Smith in Columbus, Robeson county,
North Carolina, who tenderly cared for
and raised and educated her. She is
intelligent, and can and does hold con
verse with two persons at the same
time. She is cheerful, and most de
votedly attached to Mrs. Smith .-What
is singular, though she appears front
color of her skin to be of pure negro
blood, she has straight black hair.
Surgeon-General Barnes states, in his
report for 1870, that ' while the rate of
mortality from wounds and injuries
among the coloredu troops agrees with
that among white troops, their rate of
mortality from disease alone is nearly
double"-the figures being fifteen ne
groes to eight whites. No explanation
of this curious discrepancy is offered by
the Surgeon-General, but, as the sani
tary discipline and mtedical attendance
of the army are the same for both elasse
of troops, the imperfect vitality s schar
acteristic of the inferior nce of menI i;
tlouilmtlks the tt'rue c(aue.