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VOL. 1. MONROE, LA., MONDAY, JUNE 28, _ NO. 199
G.W. MeORAIlE. Editor.
V. M. TELLES, Publisher and
Accept the Offer.
WASHINGTON, June 28.--'he granit
cutters have decided to accept the
bosses' offer and go to work at nine
hours a day or forty cents per hour'
until the let of November, after which
they will work eight hours a day.
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A New Water-Way Discovered.
BRUSSELS, June 28.-The ainounce
moet that a now water way from et it
to west has been discovered across Cen
tral Africa and the Saskur and Kas.
earl Rivers have been proved easily
navigable for nearly their entire length
has created profound interest here.
Increase the Capital Stock.
AusTIN, Tex., June 27.-The Gulf,
Colorado and Santa Fe railroad Satur
day filed with the Secretary ct State
an amendment to its charter providing
for the increase of the capital stock to
$10,000,000, and further provides for
the construction of all projected bran.
ches and extensions.
Hanged for Murder.
NEW ORLEANS June 27.-A Pica.
yune Montgomery, Ala., special says:
Geo. B. Davis was banged in Seale,
Ala., Friday for the murder of Archie
Reeves, in February last. At the close
of the war his mother moved to WPhb
lngton county, O., where George B.
Davis began a life of vice and dlssip.
tlon that ended on the gallows Though
not 25 years of age he had it yon twice
married, his first wife being a Miss
Johnson, to whom he wri msarried
about the 15th of Jan. 1882. tie soon
became tired of her, having lived with
her only three months, and leaving he
went to Sandereville, Ga., where he
sold a mule worth over one hundred
dollars for the small sum of $15. At
Macon he formed the acquaintance of
a young widow, and not being able to
marry, she went to Augusta and he
went back to his mother. By this
time he became so steeped in sin and'
wickedness that he began to visit camp
meetings and other religious gather.
ings soiling whisky secretly. In
Hancock county he carried on his
occupation at a negro camp meeting
until the authorities made it too warm
for him, and he came to Alabama,
locating oi a small place in Russell
country, renting from Mr. Lane.
From here he wrote to the widow,
to whom he was engaged to be mar
rled, telling her to come there and
hey could marry. She came, and on
Nov. 25, 1884, they were married by
Rev. J. A. Howard at the Mitchel
Hotel, in Seale, Ala.
Returning to his rented place he
lived with his wife number two only
six weeks, and leaving he engaged
himself as a laborer to Mr. J. E.
Fitzgerald to work on his plantation,
near Columbus, Ga., where he come
mitted the crime for which he paid
the penaltyol law. Davis was employ
ed by Mr. Fitzierald as overseer and
manager or tile plantation. On this
place was a young man named Will.
lam McClelland, better known es
Archie Reeves, an hoaest hardworking
lad of 19 years, t.ying to surppo:t his
mother and sister. Davis soon fell ;n
love with Reeves' sister.
When Reeves found that Dayv was
paying attention to his sister, and
knowing that he u' eady had a living
wife, he informed him th;. his atten.
tions to his siste" mis't cease. Davis
became desperate and dete'ma led to
put him out of the way as he knew
too much of his conduct. So on Feb
17, about noon Davis instructed R' ,ves
to go down 'o the river and look for
ebme cows that were lost. Immedi
ately after Reeves left, Davis picked
up his shotgun and star: ;l for the
river in a diffeent direction. aI a few
mlnu'es Davis overtook RI ves and
shot him in the back of the neck.
Davis says that after he shot him
the first time. R. !Ves fell on his kne;
and begged him not to kill him, saly
lng if he would not shoot him any
moro he would say that it wrs done
accidentally. Afte. talking to Reeves
several minute : he told him that he
must die, and shot him sga!n. Then,
seeing that Reeves was not da d, he
took his knife and stabl ýd k'm twice
in the neck and broke his gun over
his head, and shot h'n again with
Af:er committing perhaps the most
foul and deliber .te murder over com,
mitteed in this county, Dav's went to
the mother of the murdered man and
told her her he had killed a neg-o and
Mr. Fi zjera'd had dischagtl him,
and borrowing of her the valise of the
deceased, packed it with his cloth3
and left, but was arrested in Comurn.
FIFTY DOLLARS A IINCUIE.
Great Fortunes of the Old-World a ud
the Incomes They Bring.
As an offset to the immence foa tunas
in this country there are some famous
ones in Eevope. The Baring Bros.
are nearly as rich and as powerful as
the Rothschilds. It is a half.American
house, and keeps $30,000,003 "r0'.idy
for instant use."
The dead Duke of Portland left un
entailed property worth $12,000,000 and
his entailed estates are worth a great
deal more. The Czar of Russia has an
income of $10,000,000, and Queen Vic
toria is very rich outside of her eno:
The Dukes of Norfolk, Euccleugh
and Devonshshire and Marquls of
Butte have rent rolls valued at -,00j
000 a year and the Duke of Westmins
lster is probably the richest man in
the world. Runor puts his income at
$50a mninute, or over $36,000,0) a
year, an ex'ravag nt estima'e, 0
course. But he is very "ich, the bulk
of his property being in the thickly
populated districts of London.
"I heard at least one thing u the
course of your sermon to-day that I
never heard in a sermon before," said
a man'to a preacher who had detained
his congregation till their patience was
nearly exhansted. "And what was
that'?" asked the minister, greatly
pleased. "I heard the clock strike
twice," was the reply.--. Y. Ledger.
BRL'SSELS, June 28.-Prince gVictor
Napoleon has gone on a trip to Italy
and Switzerland, lie will return
horme in a week.
AN TO DELICATE GIBLS.
Itosy Cheeks and Elastic Steps Better
Than Pale Faces and Headaches.
From an address by Dr. It. M. Hod
ges before the Massachusetts Medical
A Justly distinguished master of the
Giis' High a id Normal School in this
city is reported to have said that a
principal qual;fication for the office he
held should be a good medical educa
tion. The first hour of his school day
was spent In going from room to room
at the call of teachers, to see pp: s,
who have fainted, or vonr'ted. or were
in "spasmns," or hysterics, or in some
other way had come to pass wh Ich
alarmed the inexperienced. These
phenomena be clearly recogn zed as
due to fatigue, lcsrfficient sh 'p and
the want of an adequt'o breakf~ st-a
meal which these gi".' we: bto ' rd
to eat, or which they did not think
worth w. sting time u wn, when home
du'lea demanded their co-oy?ration,
a morning Iesson w; s to bI looked
over, or a neglected task to be made
up, and a long walk :n' tvened
between the'r homts P'd ''ie school.
The sl !cial provocativt j of ;'delicate
health" In young women are !u a
great part soci'l. The delet.rious in
fluenc s of a multiplicly of engailt
ments of the exacting demands of
ambition, fashion pnd galefy-and not
infrequently of au early betrotLal
are in'ensified by the capacity for eno
durance which belongs to the so-c lled
we..ker sex. A g'rl can U'e out her
partners in the "german" one after anu
other, and a feeble wife can .carry htr
bady twice as lorg as her athlete
husband. The more straia there is
upon the strength of women the more
completely do they forget themselves
and their material wants. They sub..
mit and give no signs of their emo
tions to the expresslng influences of
misfortune or an unhappy home.
They suffer and are silent with what
have been called ,bad husband head
aches." They st'fle a wounded pride
which is deep in proportion to the
smallnt3s of the family income and
yield to the agressive attacks of neuro.
tic influencrz-the least wearing of
which may be the mental,--only when
the limied energy their body pocsesses
is exhausted, and which, when once
lost, they rarely had the physical ca
pacity or power of mrchaulsm to re
The bodies and brains of young
women in the wealthiest and most
luxurious cireles of society constantly
reveal their imperfect nutrition. Rev
fined emacination, fair aniemic com
plexions, eyes made t "Iliant by d'lap
idated pupils, decorol 3 concealment of
undeveloped busts and slender arms,
excitable and resthl a temperame;its
wanti;g sometimes in self control,
but oftener soberl I by overconscien
tiousness-are the retributive :,rmp.
toms which t ·tray a lack of f,)d
sleep, fresh air and repose. 8s;me of
those who embondy these con'tior.s,
delight to tbib.k that P'rovideur has
distinguished them from the common
herd by certain pecula' ities of com
stitution, and they cherish with r:eat
self.satisfaction their supposerd ic oney
crviesle in regard to wh4they eat and
in reference to yvarious habits of lIfe.
They do not know, or are unwilling
to admit, that "went uf tone," of
which they complain, is only another
,name f'r the ;"prat; <f e:;han'tion,
THE FONTELIEU FARCE.
N. O. Picayune,)
The Fontelieu impeachment case
has ended in a farce. For the greater
part of the time of two sessions of the
State Legislature this case has been
In progress before the Senate sitting as
a court of impeachment, while the
House was eonducting the prcsecution.
But :Ittle teat:mony has been taken
and nothing so far has been elicited to
throw any light on the merits of the
case, nevertheless the House Saturday
deeided to stop the prosecution and to
quash all proceedings. The defendant
in the case was charged with malfea
sauce ii office while Judge of the
Twenty-first Judicial District. He
was either guilty or innocent. If
gully he should have been condemned.
If inn.cent he was entitled to vindica
tion. As matters stand he gets neith
er punishment nor vindication and
the useless farce costs the state many
thousand dollars. The impeachtm
grew out of the refusal of the a
to surrender the office of d :rict
as a result of the State election of,
in which gross frauds were
ted in some portions of the St
partisians on both sides. There
undoubtedly crookedness in Ju ,
Fonteliu's district, and it was not al'
on Fontelien's side as the administra.
tiun ring work at the notor ons Bayou
Pigeon shows. It is probable that a
full examination of the case would
have brought out some highly discredi
table facts which the administrat:on
pa t"isans deemed advisable to keep out
of eight, and a iolle prosequi was
thought the b t way to accomp:'sh
that result. They shou d have thought
of this before the trial begun.
Jackson And Longstreet.
["W. U. E.' in Chicago Times-]
Possible no two corps of either army
made their entrance ca the field more
differently than those of Jackson and
Longstreet, A lieutenant of artillery
who was at one time in
Lougatreot's co:rps' says: "You might
be marching along, not dreaming that
you were in five miles of a corporal's
guard of the enemy, and the first thing
that you knew Longstreet would
gallop past, get in the shade of a tree,
and pull out a pocket map. He
would look at this for about five
minutes, and tu: 2 to an officer and tell
him to depoy his men t, the right or
left, as the case might be. If you
happened to be one of those deployed
men you wanted to look out; the
probabilities were that you would be
in-in less than ten minutes. And if
you were in the infantry you would
want to shoot a long trne before you
get the order. Longstreet's men went
into action like a dre,,w parade : they
didn't waste any am:nunitiou ; not a
shot d:d they tie until they got c'oso
up. They left lthe long ran:ge shooting
for ie artille, .
But Jackson's men : They used to
remind me of a parcel of boys chasing
a rabbit ; they wou'd commence to
shoot and yell as soon as a blue coat
got "1 sight, and they generally kept
it up cati they could tell the cliot of
thbir eyi , They woult str ng them
Uelvt out over th'rt: ac" r, yelling
like hfuy, and all of a sudden they
would got into some sort of form and
( i'nt~i;n, o, I'burth /IV Ir.j