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O, Farmer Slack! O, Farmer Slack !
Your pigs are buried 'neath a stack ;
Your sheep havegorged themselves with corn
Your cows have got the hollow horn!
Run, Farmer Slack! Run for your life !
Run, save your children and your wife ;
Run, run to save your house on fire;
The flames are mounting ever higher.
O, Farmer Slack, you pay too dear,
Why don't you keep your chimney clear ?
Green wood will make more soot than dry;
Then cut your wood and "lay it by."
Why, Farmer Slack I! where is your plow ?
Keeled up beside the fence, I trow I
Your rake and reaper, both are out ;
Why Farmer, what are you about ?
Now, Farmer, Slack, don't blame the times;
You can't expect to make " the dimes;"
Your energies have all been bent
To pay the weather tenper cent?
The Washington Star gives the fol
lowing as an indication of the good
time coming when subjected women
will assert herself: "A family scene,
father and mother and baby being the
dramatis personae, on a railway train
the other day, gives promise of the
good time coming of woman's rights.
The woman, who was of stern and de
termined aspect, was giving her undi
vided attention to the perusal of a copy
of the Revolution, while her meek-look
ing husband took the entire charge of
the active and somewhat troublesome
infant. During the trip circumstances
rendered it necessary to make a partial
change of the baby's wardrobe, where
upon the father produced from a satch
el the necessary article of infantile
wear, and to the infinite amusement of
his fellow-passengers, and especially to
the undisguised delight of the ladies
who observed his movements, proceed
ed to prove himself adequate to the
emergency, with an adroitness and
skill that plainly indicated careful and
One of Adaham Lincoln's nieces is
teaching school in Alabama.
Carl Schurz being congratulated by
Senator Conkling, of New York, and
Vice-President Colfax, of Indiana, on
the result of the Missouri election, at
once returned the compliment by con
gratulating them upon the result in
their States! Democratic triumphs.
According to Secretary Robeson, we
haven't got much of a navy to go to
sea, but what little we have is going to
Wendell Phillips finds many of the
leaders of the Republican party " un
manned and demoralized by their greed
of plunder." They will soon be grant
ed opportunity to recuperate.
The Hon. D. J. Morrell, of the Sev
enteenth Pennsylvania district, de
clines to contest the election of Mr.
Speer, on the ground that he was beaten
by the treachery and debauchery of
his own party, and scorns to hold the
seat by gathering up the petty frauds
of his opponents. Good for old moral
BOOK STORE, STATIONER Y,
MUS'IC AND LATE PAPERS,
TOYS & CHRISTMAS PRESENTS,
Grand street, Monroe, La. decl2-d3m
OUACHITA LIVERY AND SALE
H. G. DOBSON, Proprietor.
Corner Third and DeSiard StreeLts,
Horses, Buggies, &c., kept for hire.
Horses and Mules bought and sold.
Good lots for Drovers connected with the
Shreveport Stage Office at this stable.
DeSiard S,teet-Jfonroe, La.
SALE AND LIVERY STABLE.
il') orses, huggies, carriages, &c., for
sale or hire.
Careful drivers always (,IIn hand.
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 VARIOUS KINDS
AS LOW AS POSSIBLE FOR CASH.
Monroe, La., Feb'y 19, 1869 n22:ly
HENRY KING, JR.,
WHOLESALE 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.,
and will sell them as cheap as the cheapest.
N. B.-Highest cash price paid for Cotton,
Hides and Country Produce. decl2-d3m
H. GERSON, JR,
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Hats and
Caps, Notions, &c., Groceries, Crookery,
Saddlery Guns, Pistole, and General Plan
Highest price paid for cotton and other
Liberal cash advances made on consign
ments to his friends in New Orleans.
SURGHNOR & MULLIN,
GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS
A.nd dealers in Dry Goods and Groceries,
ag Buy and sell (btlon. -
Grand street, Monroe, La.,
Hllas on hand a fine assortment of
Dry Goods, Clothrig, Boots, ,Shoes, Hats
and Crps, Gnms acnd Pistols.
All of which he will sell as cheap as the
cheapest. dec 12-d3m
(ITELEGRAPH'· JOB OFFICE.
We are now prepared to execute
of Every Description,
FROM THE MAMMOTH POSTER,
TO THE WEDDING CARD.
PLAIN, ORNAMENTAL, ANI
BILLS OF LADING,
&c., &c., &c
CARD WORK OF EVERY VARIETT'
in the Latest & meost Approved ~tyle of the Art
OF EVERY 8IZE, COLOR, AND
ON ANY QUALITY OF PAPER,
OFFICE OF NORTH LA. & TEXAS
MONROE, LA., Dec. 2d, 1870.
On and after SundaIy, 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. DI.
Leave Delta at 2 00 P. (M.
Arrive at Monroe 7.45 P. IM.
Leave Monroe at 6 A. M. on Monday, Wed
nesday and Friday.
Leave Delta at 7 A. M. on Tuesday, Thurs
day and Saturday.
Through 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 designatd 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 for Shreveport--thbece via South
ern Pacific Railroad-to M shall, Halls
ville and Longvlew, Texas.
J. W. GREEN,
Engineer and Superintendent.
VICKSBURG & MERIDIAN
Leave Vicksburg................ .....7:05 A. X.
Arrive at New Orleans.... ....2:40 A. K.
Leave New Orleans..............7:00 A. M.
Arrive at Vicksburg..... .....7:10 P. x.
Leave New Orleans...........4:15 P. D.
Arrive at Vicksburg .......................9:45 A. M.
Vicksburg, Miss., July 30, 1870. tf
STEAMERS R. E. LEE, AND J. FRANK
The Magnificent Passenger Steamer
L 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
Ls J. FRANK PARGOUD,
J. W. Toa.n, 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,
ALEX. 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,
J& GOV. ALLEN.
R. SINNOTr, Master,
Leaves New Orleans, carrying U. S. Mails
every Saturday for Monroe, Trenton and
Ouachita City-arriving at Monroe Monday.
Returning, leaves Moinroe and Trenton
every Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock.
Passengers will find the fare excellent,
and may rely upon speedy transit.
Dec. 12, 1870. d&ws
GRECIAN BEND CIGAR STORE.
Louis Blum, dealer in Fine Cigars, plug,
smoking, and fine cut chewing tobaccos,
pipes, and all smokers' articles, 175 Wash
ington street, Vicksburg, Miss.
I" Trade supplied at New York prices.
December, 12, 1870. d&w-tf
ANDREW J. AIKBN. JOHN W. wAT'F.
IKEN d* WATT,
Oion Factora & Cbmmission Merchant.,
No. 60 Carondelet st., New Orleans.
Special attention given to orders for the
purchase of all descriptions ofproduce, ari
decl--d-m A. ."
GEN'RAL IN,'URANcCE AGENCY.
CAROLINA LIFE INS. CO., of Memphis,
JEFFERSON DAVIs, President.
GEORGIA HOME FIRE INS. CO.,
of Columbus, Ga.
All losses promptly adjusted at this office.
Monroe, La., Dec. 12, 1870. d3nm