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MONROE, LA., DECEMBER 19, 1870.
The recent heavy rains have put the
roads in sad plight.
Major McGuire informs us that the
business of Trenton, during this month,
has been very good. Wonder if there
are any turkeys there for sale?
No final transfer of the railroad has
as yet taken place,-or had not up to
Saturday. The chances are still doubt
We are authorized by Mr. W. M.
Robertson, of Quincy, Ill., to say that
the marble work secured in Monroe by
his agent, Mr. T. H. Elgin, is now on
its way and will soon arrive for deliv
ery. The delay has been occasioned by
failure to receive some of the inscrip
We are indebted to Senator Kellogg
for a copy of the Daily Globe contain
ing his remarks in favor of general am
nesty, and also the President's last anu
Low muttering thunder was heard
here last night, the first for many
months. A heavy rain fell about one
o'clock this morning. It is now cold
and cloudy, with high shifting winds
prevailing. The river continues to rise
Mr. H. B. Holmes has leased the
Liles place, below town, for next year,
at $2100, which is about $10 per acre.
The Methodist Fair.
We hope it will be remembered by
our citizens and by all those living near,
that the Methodist Fair opens on Wed
nesday, to continue four days. The
preparations have been extensive, and
the cause is a noble one, in which every
citizen in the parish is interested, and,
then, it is an enterprise which will af
ford both pleasure and profit to those
extending to it their patronage.
Latest at.llg.enc. !
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19.-The Hay
tien Minister has written Sec'y Fish,
disavowing any intention to criticise
the President's message.
It was telegraphed hence that Pleas
anton favors uniform 25c tax on tobac
co and $1 on whiskey, in which meas
ures he will have the support of the
President and Boutwell.
The Union Pacific Railroad Company
owes the Government nearly three mil
lion dollars, accrued interest, which,
Ackerman decides, must be paid now.
A majority of the Financial commit
tee of both Houses oppose the repeal of
the Income tax.
House.-Under a call of the States, a
number of bills and resolutions were
introduced; among them, a bill by Mc
Kenzie for the appointment of a com
mission to investigate the claims of
The Senate is discussing a motion to
print the Patent Office reports.
KoENIaOBGB, Dec. 17.-Five French
frigates sighted offPllan, 25 miles from
this city, creating alarm in some quar
ters, but it is generally believed that
the preparations to meet the enemy are
LONDON, Dec. 18, p.m.-The Ger
mans have evacuated Amiens, retreat
ing towards Clermont.
The capture of Ham is reported.
Twenty thousand Germans passed
Gen. Fardherb has advanced beyond
The Bishop of Luxemberg thanks the
King of Holland for his cheering lan
guage denouncing the transfer of the
Duchy to Prussia.
FLORENCE, Dec. 18.-The bill intro
duced into the Italian Parliament, guar
anteeing papal prerogatives and perfect
freedom of Ecumenical Council, has
passed the committee.
BORDEAUX, Dec. 18.-The Prussians
leaving the valley of the Cher and con
centrating on the Loire, attacked Gen.
Chansey and were again repulsed.
Nearly 1000 Kabyal horsemen have
landed atToulon and joined the French
The Mobiles who went to Algeria to
replace the regulars who returned to
France, will be replaced by the Nation
LONDON,DeC. 18.-The bombardment
of Paris is considered liable to commence
at any moment, as the Prussian sup
plies and ammunition are fully re
The St. Petersburg correspondent who
furnished foreign papers with a synopsis
of Gen. Grant's letter to the Czar, con
cerningjoint mediation between France
and Prussia has been banished to Olon
onetz. The letter was considered con
fidential, and its publication a personal
insult to the Czar.
LONDON, Dec. 19.-Evening-Consols
911; bonds 62}.
LIVERPOOL, Dec. 19, 12 M.-Cotton
steady. Uplands 81d; Orleans 81d@81.
Sales 1200 bales.
NEW YORK, Dec. 19.--Stocks steady;
Gold 1101; money 7 currency. Bonds
Cotton in fair demand and }e higher;
Uplands 15}, Orleans 15j. Sales 2000
RARE HOLIDAY GIFTS !
I have just received a lot of fine Albums,
Stereboopic Views of all paris of the World,
and Scopes to ccompanythe same; all of
which were selected for the holidays, and
will be sold at moderate prices.
Having purchased the right for this par
ish, to take the Measotint photograph, I am
prlepared to execute all orders in that beau
tifal and very popular style of photorraphy.
Call and examine specimens at my Ga lery
on Grand street. E. W. MEALY.
TOMBS AND MONUMENTS.
Parties wishing to erect monuments, grave
stones, tombs, &c., to the memory of Iloved
ones gone before,' should consult Mr. Geo.
English from the Marble Works of James
Reynolds, of New Orleans, who is now in
Monroe with a fine selection of designs, and
will remain several days. He will be found
at the office of Messrs. Oliver & Byrne.
PICO & CO.,
Keep always on hand a full stock of
PLANTA TION SUPPLIES,
LIQUORS, BOOTS, SHOES,
HATSH, DR YGOODS, &c., &c,
for sale at moderate prices.
Highest prices paid for-
COTTON, HIDES, &e.,
LIBERAL CASH ADVANCES
made on consignments to our merchants in
New Orleans. dec 12-d3m
CObrner Grand and Deiard ast.,
Keeps constantly on hand a complete as
sortment of Dry Goods, Clothing, Furnish
ing Goods, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Saps,
Notions, Cutlery, &c,
Sold at the lowestprices. decl2--d3m
HOUSE A N D SIGN PAINTER,
Graining, gilding, glazing, kalsomining and
paper hanging. Shop opposite court-house
.Country Work promptly attended to.
Monroe, La., Dec. 13, 1870. d:3m
'WT E. KNAPP,
S(Formerly foreman of F. H. Clark,
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER,
Having permanently located in this place,
is prepared to adjust all chronometers, du
plex and lever movements. All jewelry
work entrusted to his care will be donewith
neatness and dispatch. Give him a call at
Surghnor & Mullin's. Dec. 14, '70. dy3m
BOND & GUTHRIE,
RECEIVING AND FOR WARDING
Have on hand a complete assortment of
Their stock includes nearly everythingde
manded in the Trenton market, and will be
sold at the lowest market prices.
The highest market price paid for cotton
and country produce.
dec 12--d3m BOND & GUTHRIE.
T. C. STANDIFER. THOS. M'OUIRE.
STANDIFER & MeGUIRE,
-AND ALL KINDS OF
Highest market price paid for
OTXTON AND COUNTRY PRODUCE
STAMPER & KIDD,
Dealers in General Merchandise. Keep con
stantly on hand dry goods,groceries and
plantation supplies generally. All orders
intrusted to their care will be promply at
tended to. Highea; market price paid for
cotton and country produce. dec 2--d3m
HOTEL AND RESTAURANT.
ROSENFIELD & KEARINEY, Pro'rs.
This new establishment, conveniently lo
cated between the two railroad tracks, and
near the.Wharfboat, is now prepared to fur
nish meals at all hours, in the best style.
Recent additions enable the proprietors to
offer to guests, also, excellent Hotel acconm
modations. The Saloon will be found sup
plied with choice wines and liquors,.eigars,
Delta, Dec. 13, 1870.- d:3m
MURPHEY & MILES,
Take this method of informing their
friends and the public that they have on
hand a large
WINTER AND SPRING STOCK
and that, in consequence of the heavy de
cline in cotton are now offering them at
greatly rednced prices being determined to
get them off hand by the time the summer
We are now selling
GENT'S READY MADE CLOTHING
Boots and Shoes,
Hats, Heavy (trsimeres,
vweeds, Jeans, &c., &c.,
cheaper than they have been offered in this
market since the war.
We have also on hand the best
in use, with or without extension, with
everything complete, ranging in price from
Twenty-jive to IRfty Dollars.
Our Grocery Department will be found as
complete as any outside of New Orleans,
consisting in part of
CbOfee, Rice, bTobacco,
Whiskey, Brandy, &c., &c.
We also keep a full line of Hardware,
Carpenters' Tools, Buggy Harness, Saddle
Those who favor us with their business or
otherwise will be paid the highest market
price for cotton. decl2-d3m
The undersigned, having closed out his
businessin Vernon,'bas purchased the form
er business stand of Mr. F. L. Craig in
Trenton, and having repaired and re-ar
ranged the same, has placed therein a
DRY GOODS, STAPLE GOODS,
BOOTS AND SHOES, CLOTHING,
FANCY GROCERIES, LIQUORS,
TOBACCO, BACON, LARD, COFFEE,
SUGAR, PLANTATION SUPPLIES, &c.
His stock includes nearly everything de
manded in the Trenton market, and will be
sold at the lowest market prices.
The highest market price paid for Cotton
and Country Produce.
The former patrons of the undersigned,
and purchasers generally are solicited to
call and examine his stock, with the assu
rance that they will be met with every dis
position, and the usual facilities, for trade.
J. HOWELL TATUM.
Trenton, Sept. 24, 1870. nl:ly
W. H. MAx=Y, E. B. BLOCKER,
AXEY & BLOCKER,
RECEIVING AND FORWARDING
and retail dealers in
Call the attention of the trading community
to their large stock of groceries, dry goods,
boots, shoes, hats, hardware, plows, cast
ings, cu lery, liquors and fancy groceries
which they are offering low for cash or cot
ton. Hithest marketl price paid for cotton.
dec 12-d3m MAXEY & BLOCKER.
AND FOR SALE LOll;
50 barrels Apples;
50 boxes Cheese;
100 pairs Trace-chains;
iD00 Avery Plows;
A large lot of Guns.
Having purchased the plows direct from
the Fac.ory, will be sold for the lowea
FLOURNOY & MILLSAPS,
decl2--d3mn Trenton, La.