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The following is taken from the Ba
on Rouge Capitollan Advocate of the
26th inst., and is significant in itself.
The race for Congress in this district
will undoubtedly be an exciting one
and thesucceeessful candidate will have
to run lively to get there first:
",We take pleasure in acknowledg
ing the call, yesterday, of Judge John
Young, of Claiborne. The Judge has
entered the contest for the Congress.
tonal nomination in the Fifth District,
and will break a lance with General
King when the time comes. He is
conscious of the fact tthat Gen. King
and himself will not be allowed to
fight it out themselves. There is any
quantity of Congressional timber in
that fortunate district. Judge Young
will doubtless be a formidable compet.
itor in the race."
A mysterious attraction at an ice
cream festival in a Methodists church
at Alleghebany city; Pa., was termed
the "humaniphone," and an extra
charge was made for admission to the
face of performance. On entering
e room the heads and shoulders ol
ine young ladles were visible above
screen extending the whole lengh ol
room. They all wore masks and
from their necks hung suspended a
cord on which was printed a musical
note: It was played by a young lady,
With a wand she walked back and
forth and each young lady uttered a
different note as she touched them. In
this novel manner were played "Homt
Sweet Home," "Yankee Doodle" and
NATCHEZ' OFFER DECLINED.
The citizens' committee agreed thai
Natchez would give the Fort Scott,
Hot Springs and Natchea, Railroad
$200,000 in 5 per cent thirty year
bentds, payable when the road is built
from the Arkansas line to Natchez, of
$800,000 If the road will establish thel.
general machine shops here. This wa:
not axcepted, but it is as much at
Natchez can or will give. Natchez is on
an air line from Fort Scott to New Or
-oans, and this route would be by fat
the cheapest to build. Natckez li,ccr,,
The Greenville, Miss., Times of the
25th Inst., gives the following inf r
mation regarding the compress now
building there: "The entire building
will be 400 feet front by 210 feet deep:
The storage part will be divided
into eight comparments with fire
proof brick walls between each, with
a capacity of 1500 bales. Thus a total of
12,000 bales can by close packing be in
creased 25 per cent. The foundation
for the press to rest on is 8 feet deep
and comprises 30,000 brick."
Certain Prohibitionists in Iowa
seems to have adopted the motto of
our esteemed cotemporary, the Toledo
Blade, and are making strenuous ef.
forts to pulverize the rum power. At
Clinton, in that State, on Monday,
four "saloonists" were shot in a fight
by Prohibitionists. This is a very
agressive policy, but the still unpuli
verized saloonists threaten to hang the
Probibitionists who were so handy
with their guns--N. Y. ,Su.
The Maurepas, La., Gazette wants
to know what the people of Louisiana
have done that they should be af
flieted with a session of the Lrgisla
ture and a forty days rain at the same
new oil mill is being erected at
The State Senate by a vote of 21 to
10 passed the act providing for the re
moval of the parish site of St. Ltudry,
from Opelousas to the town of Wash
The Picayune says: "When a critic
picks up a writer on a typograpical er
ror, it shows lie can find nothing else
to condemn, and such an error is ab
solutely nothing to the writer. Pick
ing out such mechanical errors to crit
icise is not an evidence of a great
mind on a picker."
Now that Miss Rose Elizabeth Clevern
land has been superceded in the
White House by Mrs. Grover Cleve
land, she has been induced to enter
the field of journalism and it is cur
rently reported that see will take ed
itorial control of the Literary Life, a
lion. Warren Euston informs the
Capitolian Advocate that there are
six vacancies at the Peabody Normal
School at Nashville, Tenn., to be filled
from Louisiana titls year, and that
applications to fill these scholarships
will be received at the office of the
State Superintendent until August 15.
and that examinatiou papers Will be
forwarded to applicants on Septem
ber 10th. Mr. Easton will cheerfully
give any further information to per
While at Concordia Tuesday a plan
ter was heard to remark that the
morning glories had so completely
took the crops that you could catch
hold of a vine at Concordia and shake
every stalk of cotton to the Washing
ton county line.-Grecurille, Aliss.,
Willminglon, Ill., has had a little
sensation. A special from there states
that the funeral of Julius Luther was
an event of interest. For more than
two years he had been suffering, and
a few months ago a spiritualist doctor
operated on him and relcived him of
a red snake about 1S inches long. His
relatives refused to allow a post mor
tem examination and sought to bafllle
the skill of resurectionists by using a
metallic casket with a spring lock.
They do things in a hurry over at
Monroe, La. Only the other day a
bank of that city failed, and already
business is begun in a newly organ,
lzed one.-~-ValcheA lanner, June 2ltih.
An exchange says: "French women
consider carrots as a specific for the
complexion. Carrot soup eaten with
out meat stock, with brown bread, is
a favorite prescription for clearing the
The East Carroll Democrat is incline
to support lion. John Il. Stone, for
Congress from this District.
The wife of Attorney General M. C.
Cunningham, died at their residence in
New Orleans Saturday, aged about 23
years. She was a native of Nachito.
ches, her maiden name being Icrlz:!g
She leaves four children.
At Toledo. Ohio, last Saturday,
Harry Wilkes trotted against Itarus
time of 2.10, but failed by one second
-masking the mile In 2.17. The track
was in a bad condition, anil in view
of this fact the time made is consid
ered a great performance.
JohN . NSTONI, WV. M. M 'trn
ooo, La. Tal'lluilh, Ia.
STONE & MURPHY;
ederORNlXS lln ,t StAa LW (' t
*f,- .Mi,)c,, a ,d 1'.~l':ii l L,,.
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And an elegant stock to selceo f'romn, is anll advantage that
every one appreciates. Therelore, it you anticipate buying
anything in the CLOTIHIN(J LIN E, call at the
STAR CLOTHING HOUSE,
and you will find the Largest and Best selected stock of
CLOTHING, GENTS 'FURNIHING GOO())S,
BOOTS, SHOES HAFITS, CAPS & ETC;
that is kept outside of New Orieans.
It is not neccssary to (,uote prices, here, nor do we say
that we are selling at, or below cost, hut, if you want anythliiig
in our line call on us and we will sell you at a legitinimat
I. BAER & BRO.,
VNoCIO11TE~ . E, LA.
No. 26 DeSiard Street, Monroe, La.
This new Restauranlt has just l penlhd. Everiytlhing new and Friysh. 'Ifh I lalo
will be supplied with thel st that ttc m.,aket alil'nis. A well al,pointl( l Pa r. is one of
the conveniences attacheds ht whi h th 'u:t4 vtf Li qulir aZty he hal,. 1 , als at all hours,
at the lollowing pri.'' : : 1
Single m eals . ............................. ..... 5Me.
Board per week.... ................... 5.00.
J. S. IIAUTGII, 1 'roprietor.
F. WM. BLEEIS,
Teacher of the PIANO, OIR AN, VIOLIN, SIN(IN(IN , 'I'I11Etl Y U1' 310 II'tIi
-COIY RE; JISiAJJ) . ! _'.', I' .1' R/I:AKlxuDI'I). -
, Instrimnontal or 'l'heoretical lt:. L ' I,"r mo th) ...... ........................... . C'.i.,
Vocal Lessons (per oth...... ...................................
For further particulars, addlre.
F. Wm. BLEES,
Ouachita House," Monroe, La.
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Tools, Cooking and eat illg toves, Iron, Ste cl W'ag,'i
Timbers, Bellring, (ulls, Pistols Sporting (Good. and
House furnishing I lardware.
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