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VOL. 1. MONROE, LA., FRIDAY, MAY 21 1886 NO 16
MAYi 219. 16
*. oc. ii .r Editor
1V. M. TELLES, Publisher and
To Pratice Law.
ALBANY, N. Y., May 20.-The gove
ernor last night signed the bill permit
ting women to practice law.
NEW YOlrK, May 21.-Alderman
Jaehne was yesterday morning sen'
teneed by Judge Barrett to nine years
and ten months imprisonment in Sing
Both Sides Claim Victory.
NEW ORLEANS, May 20.-The elcc
tipn In the Second congressional dis
trict passed off quietly. As far as
heard from the vote in the city is very
light: Friends of Wallace, Democrat,
and those of Martin, Republican,claim
the election of their respective can
RONDOUT, N. Y., May 21,-Louis
Willet, alias Charles Crosby, was
hanged in the jail at Kingston at 9.15
o'clock yesterday morning for the mur
der of Edwin Killand on Janury 7,
1 "4. Willet died easily.
*lIseth of the Grandfather of Cleveland's
BUFFALO, May 21.-Col. John B.
Folsom, grandfather of Miss Frankie
Folsom, died yesterday. He had been
an Inialled for several years.
DUBLIN, May 20.-The United Ire
land declares that there are nation
alists sufficient in any town in Ulster
to whip the'rag'tag and bobtail Oran
gemen into good behavior provided the
police stand aside.;
CAJANIA, Sicily, May 21.-The erup
tion of Mount 2Etna is increasing in
proportions and there is serious danger
of the town of Montenoso from the
flow of lava. Measures are being taken
for the rescue of the inhabitants. Vast
columns of flame are issuing from the
crater of the volcano and presents a
most imposing spectacle.
" TORONTO, Oat., May 21,-A public
meeting, at which the mayor presided,
was held last evening to discuss the
street car strike. Resolutions were
adopted condemning the company for
attempting to deprive its employes,of
the privilege of belonging to a law ful
organization, the Knights (i Labor,
and pledging the support of the meet
ing of the strikers in every reantahle
and legal method.
Excited Over The (onvict System.
ST. Louis, May 21.-A special from
Little Rock, Ark., says- The people of
Coal Iill, in this State, are greatly
excited over the discovery that the
convict system is now in force in one
of the Coal Iill mines near that vil
lpge. The Ouita Coal company, of this
city, owns a mine about three miles
from Coal Hill which is operated exclu
sively by convicts to tothe exclusion of
miners who have been thrown out of
employment by them. Complaints
have been made to the governor of
this violation of the law, and appeals
hbvo been sent begging him to take
means to have the convicts removed
and the work given to licensed miners,
and it Is feared unless some decisive
action shall be fakeo by him very soon
the miners will organize and attempt
to drive them away by force, when
bloodshed and probably great loss of
life would surely follow.
The Case of Copviet Cavalier to be In
quired Into-The Committees at
Work--Hallroads, Labor, Ju
* diciary, etc.
NEW ORLEANS, May 21.--Baton
Rouge special to the N. O. Picayune :
To'day in the House Mr. Allain
called attention to the arrticles pub
lished in the Picayune and Baton
Rouge Truth giving an account of the
ease of Theophile Cavalier, the convict
whose feet were cut off on account of
frost bite. He suggested that the mats
ter demanded Investigation by the
Committee on Penitentiary.
Gen. Munday, chairman of this
committee, made a statement in regard
to the Penitentiary affairs. He revie
wed the transactions of the last session
in regard to this institution. The
information had been given him that
the bill of 1884, relative to working
convicts on the levees had saved the
State at least $80,000. The speaker
asserted that he was ignorant of the
existence of any ring or combination to
aid the Penitentiary lessees in the
Legislature. If there was anything
wrong in the management of the in
stitution he desired' to know it and
would Inquire into It.
Mr. Laroque, of Orleans, said he
would corroborate thestatements in the
paper, as far as his knowledge went.
He was acquainted with Cavalier
before he went to the Penitentiary, and
had seen him in that place after his
feet were amputated. IHe considered
Gen. Munday's remarks too general
and outside of the issue.
Gen. Munday said the mattcr would
be laid before the committee.
Mr. Cage remarked that he hoped
the committee would give the true
condition of affairs in the Penitentiary
and Mr. Allain said he had no idea
that the spark he had thrown out
would create such a fire. The com
mittee was instructed to investigate.
The House Constitution Committee
will report unfavorably on the bill to
enlarge the civil jurisdiction of justices
of the peace.
The Lands and Levee Committee of
the House will report unfavorably on
the bill to close Bayou Rouge, in St.
Landry, for several reasons. The
measure has not been advertised in
accordance with law. Also unfavorably
on Prichard's resolution, that the
General Assembly and all persons
interested in levee improvements det
ermine upon some policy in regard to
closing the Atchafalaya, for the reason
that is too Indefinite to permit the
commtitee to act intelligibly.
The House Railroad Committee
appointed a subrcommittee, consisting
of Messrs. Graham, Richardson and
Dudenheter, to confer with a subhcom.
mittee of the Senate Committe on
Railroads, with a view of agreeing on
a satisfactory bill.
The Committee on .L'bior and CapL
tal met, Mr. Laroque, chairman, and
O'Dennell, secretary. Tihe first meas,
are taken up was Mr. Bath's bill to
create a bureau of labor statistics. The
object of the bill was stated to he the
ascertainment of the true condition of
laborers in the State, and the relations
between employer and employed, It
was laid ovet till Monday. º "t ' t
The bill p~ui that no bey a ,
the age of 12 and no girl ubider 14 gte
shall' be employed In I( jb
warehbase or workshop. 1iodaidhda
der 14 shall be employed tb lbor-la'
any bustuaes, unless such ehld'shll
have attended, public or pt te day
school for at least four monthi out of
No child or young person ded, 18
and no woman shall be emplo ae la
any factory, warehouse, cothing,
dressmaking or millinery easablles..
ment for a longer time than 10 sowura
a day. Employers shall furnish setta
ble seats for the femahlt etnbioMoed
which they shall be permitted i to ing
when not engaged. The peiallty i
fixed at a flue of from $10 to $100 or
Inprisonment not more thani thirty
THE MAXWELIL.-P4ELIEt. qlALE.
ST. Louis, May 21.-Arthur Max.
well', case proceeds. The interest la
the prisoner and his probable fUe, lt
creases. Several prominent ei~!gy.
men were present at the court room,
yesterday morning, as were also a
large number of ladies and these, to
gether with the many other speate
tors, packed the rootelIn the doors.
The first witness was a barber, John
B. Armor, doing business at 15 North
Broadway, near the Southerni hotel.
Maxwell called at his shop between 6
and 7 o'clock on the evening of April
6, 1885. His hair and beard were
both very long and he asked to have
the former trimmed and the latter
shaved off. The barber did this and
Maxwell then asked him if he could
recognize him if he had known him
when his hair and beard were long.
Witness told him that such a thing
would be impossible, and Maxwell
seemed pleased at his answer. The
prisoner had talked like a parrot all
the time he was in the shop; told all
his stories about himself; said be was
going into the country for a day or
two, but would soon return,. The
counsel for the prisoner In cross-exam.
ining the witness tried to show that
Maxwell evinced no uneasiness and
seemed unconcerned as to whether or
not his having been shaved had
changed his appearance, but the an
swers to his questions resulted in show
ing that the contrary had been the
case; that the prisoner looked nervous
ly around whenever any one entered
the room; that he was continually
slipping down in his chair as if not to
Samuel Hughes, ticket agent for the
San Francisco railway, was the next
witness. He identified the prisoner
as the man to whom he had sold a
ticket to San Francisco April 5, 18$5;
identified the ticket which bore his
own signature and that of H, M.
Brooks; prisoner had made no inquiry
as to the price of the ticket and when
be paid for it he drew forth a large
roll of bills of large denominations.
The.lefense waived cross-examination
George S. Hess of Hess & Culberson
pawnbrokers, had met the prisoner on
the 3rd or 4th of April 1885. The
prisoner wanted to borrow $25 on a
watch chain. Witness refused to loarn
so much; prisoner trie4 to sell hblm
other trival articles, saying that he
must have money. On the Monday
after Easter Sunday the prisoner called
again, purchasing a flute for $8 and a
·ot of diamonds paying for them with
lhthre ptesik% i ilk on hs
Albert IAl an *p '4mewed
e,. H.u uer tA9It prsener
did seokeuw, eld r hI 60 pflew of
mbe tNe hail WMId' t I mec ,
isaterm "fatr ir e'' a k with
Maxwell n# ed 'bta n
be thOg~hrf h Yi M; peeI im I
Ssholth tee t l Ideuti.
dteea pweg ,i as the
*aMt the ptiaot o, ",
field glasses .a4 (eA
,a'ela pntyelett duTcwe
when he al@tbir
bouL two arp t. gWg. Tb
strap. takep fan ' p'g.ittutk Is
brought l s}u t p tm. ofos
the peaklug em a 8ll If tb
owere parts 1 the raer -er lo thrr
were not, beewtou.e' ipos thret top
of anothe trhun oint iMeilag om.
bad no tray. The tgu tlot wuaks whf h
Prelers body w Prmled' W broughtw
before the wipmekn , who w ka.d to
te as add expert whether t Ep y ' ead
waever belogs l d i ilt.
weMr. Faustlesy cneul er the d
were not, ettleted to apeI ebd tlm top
of the poinet, bnt his he pis wash
had no tray The atoeA one whoich
overrled and the witaeswr wweered it
tell asoan expert wheNhr rN·t 3y hb
ol the poltint, obut L"bi dMrot wae
wase. Exception weas tas to -the
rolinog. The point wem es'4eportant
one, as tray and partitten were found
in the packing case.
Mr. Jefferson lavis'I nWhr etur-ed
to his home. fi eFata pi d espeech
was addressed tb' e mpihal y of small
boy, in thise languaga i"God hime
you little onest I rememnber a few
nights ago seenag ybn ttial, through
the mand to do haor to one who a
do notblug for yeO.h Ad')iet Reprab
licam politicians of hiMgh a, low deo
gree insist that thie c6abilj li frighten*
ed at Jefferson Davis, and will coae.
quen tly elect a roepeblo a Presldent
who will see to it that the Soeath Is
kept in silence and M eetloi. We do
not believe it; 1888 will rod other le.
sues to engage the couatrt then the
vaporings of small politidaie of either
Wm i. i. MILLUR, Proprietor.
amlieus suplled with brihed made of the
best four. Uts of eery kind kept for
sale, or made to order.
FRUITS, OONUrOTIONS, *o.,
Kept In stock and will be sold at the lowaet