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MC. MOSELEY, Attorney - at -
e Law. Alexandria, La. Office
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BLACK\IAN, W. F.. Attorney and
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ORBP P. HUNTER, Attorney and
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WANTED! Pictorial History of
the Life and Tines of the Pioneer He
roee and Heroines of America," by Col.
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ghenies to the Mississippi; 2. From
the Mississippi to the Rocky Moun
tains; 3. California and the Pacific
Slope. NEW. Combines graphic,
thrilling narrative with profuseness of
elegant illustration, by eminent artists.
Nearly 100 personal portraits, embra
cing all the Pioneer Leaders. besides
scores of incidents. A Picture Galler3
of Rare Interest. A true historical
work of thrilling adventure in forest,
plains, mountain and stream; covers
western progress and civllization.
Fights with Indians; Desperate Ad
ventures; Narrow Escapes; Wild Life
on the Border. A grand book for
agents. Outsells everything. 720 oc
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fit 75 cents. Write at once for Confi
dential Terms and Illustrated Descrip
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. INCORPORATEr JULY 31st, 1882
Chas. P. Trslow,............... President
Chas. W. Drown ...............Secretary
M. N. Wood ..............Superintendent
Composed of the following first-class
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Alexandria, Belle of the Coast.
Neptune, Frank Willard,
Maria Louise, Jewel,
Kate Kinney, Cornie Brandon,
Alvin, Jno. G. Fletcher,
Yazoo Valley, Danube,
Jno. D. Scully, Assumption,
Isabel, Laura Lee.
ISSUES THROUGH BILLS OF LADING
For all points in TEXAS reached by
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Lading, forwarded free of drayage,
storage and comonission.
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Aug. 16-1 yr Shreveport, La.
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and in chronic constipation and other ob
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ters is beyond all comparison the best
remedy that can be taken. As a means of
restormng the strength and vital energy of
persons who are sinking under the debiUi
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For r:~c by all Druggists and Dealers
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THERE'S NO USE LOOKING BACK.
There's no use in looking back
O'er the way that we have traveled,
There's no use in going over
All our sorrows, draped in black;
What our yesterdays have brought us,
What our yesterdays have taught us,
Will be of no advantage
If we're always looking back. ,
l'here's no use in looking back,
Every day and date recalling:
'I was here we made good progress,
''Twas there we left the track;
Not by constant retrospection
Will we ever reach perfection:
The past is ours no longer,
There's no use in looking back.
There's no use in looking back,
Be the furrow straight or crooked,
Lest he should be disheartened
And strength and courage lack;
Through paths not always pleasant
We reach the golden present;
The goal is still bezore us,
There's no use in looking back.
There's no use In looking back,
And remembering with horror
Those weary days and hours
When the soul was on the rack;
For he who win's life's prizes
From grief and gloom arises,
And early learns the lesson:
There's no use in looking back.
We'll never reach the mountain
if we linger in the valley;
We'll never win the battle
If we never tioake attaok;
And the toes we put behind us
May seek but fail to find us,
If we overcome the habit
Of forever looking back.
-[New York Ledger.
Heroes and Heroines of the Border.
In American history there are no
more interesting figures than the He
roes and Heroines of the Border. Bold,
dashing, adventurous and patriotic;
loyal to friends and to the interests of
society, their work was singularly ef
fective in the advancement of Ameri
can civilization. With seeming reck
lessness, their efforts were in the inter
est of law and order, and the people
owe them a debt of gratitude they do
not forget. Their page in history is as
fascinating as it is honorable, and
there is a peculiar pleasure in reading
the narrative of their wonderful ex
ploits. The times which produced those
heroes and heroines mark a period in
American history of absorbing interest
alike to old and young. It is proper
that it should be so. These hardy pi
oneers coupled virtue with courage,
32 humanity and love of country with the
stern duties of frontier life and battle,
and the example of their lives not only
nt interests but strengthens our faith and
ry admiration % human courage and un
nt selfish purpose.
In American pioneer history there
are three distinct eras marked as dis
tinctly by three geographical divis
ions; from the Allegheny Mountains
to the Mississippi, marking the first;
from the Mississippi to the Rocky
Mountains, the second; California and
the Pacific Slope, the third. The set
tlement of these vast regions developed
t. great leaders, whose achievements have
made them justly and widely famoas.
They have a warm place in the hearts
of the people, and a prominent one in
their admiration. It is appropriate
that their achievements should be re
corded, and we note with pleasure the
forthcoming of a nev book, now ready,
from the press of N. D. Thompson &
Co., Publishers, New York and St.
G Louis, Mo., called: "Conquering the
Wilderness, or'New Pictorial History of
y the Life and Tinmes f the Pioneer He
roes and Heroines-of America." It is
written by Col. Frank Triplett, an ac
complished writer, whose literary qual
ifications and great experience on the
D frontiers are said to eminently fit him
for so noble a task.
A special feature of the book is its
apt and profuse illustration, embracing
220 superb engravings, illustrating in
cidents and persons-the latter embra
cing nearly 100 life-like portraits of
pioneer leaders, men nimd women, which
make it a sort of picture gallery, as well
L. as a book of thrilling narrative, that
will leEd to the book a charm and in
terest not to be resisted. It is sold by
subscription, through canvassing agents
-and presents an opportunity to
agents to make money especially invi
ting. We advertise it in another
-THERE is a growing demand for
the whipping post in many parts of
the country. Two reasons are urged
in its beealf. One is that at least one
half of those who commit brutal crimes
do not regard imprisoment as any pun
ishment. They would regard a good
whipping, however, as a terrible and
a disgraceful punishment. The other
reason is that if the whipping post was
in use, a State, and all the counties of
a State wyuld be relieved of a heavy
burden of expense.-[Ex.
-Were we able to view a man in
the whole circle of his existence, we
should have the satisfaction of seeing
it close with happiness or misery, aso
cording to his proper merit, but though
our view of him is interrupted by death
before the finishing of his adventures,
if I may so speak, we may be sure
that the conclusion and catastrophe is
altogether suitable to his behavior. 4
Grand Fair for the Benefit of the Ra- I
pides Cemetery Asso
The Committee of Ladies heretofore
appointed to superintend the Fair, met t]
at the Tewn Hall, on the 16th inst., tl
eled, and revised the list of tables, which
will remain as corrected :
us, Punch Table-Mrs. Emma Baillio,
t us, Miss Estelle Baillio.
Coffee Table-Mrs. Dennis Kelly,
Mrs. Pat Kelly and Misses Williams.
Frul Table-Mrs. Thos. Murphy, C
Miss C. Williams.
Oyster Table--Mrs. A. E. Casson,
Mrs. V. Biossat, Mrs. C. H. Flower. P
Fancy Table No. 1: Misses Aggie m
Clements, Nettie Paul, Laura Huie.
Fancy Table No. 2:. Mrs. Charles tl
Moore, Mrs. M. L. Smith and assis
Fancy Table No. 3: Mrs. Emily M. d
Archinard, Mrs. Dr. Gordon, Mrs. Ce
leste Williams, Miss Bethia Boyce,
Miss D. David.
Fancy Table No. 4: Mrs. W. W. D
Whittington, Jr., Mrs. R. P. Hunter N
Ice Cream Table : Mrs. F. Connel
ly, Misses Bouillotte. tl
Lemonade Table: Mrs. Wm. K.
Johnson, Misses Manning and Miss o0
Supper Table : Mrs. M. Ryan, Mrs.
r. E. L. Brown, Miss Kate Holt, Miss
- Sudie Griffin.
der. Post Office: Miss Kate Pickett, Mr. di
T. D. Foster.
no Ice Cream Table No. 2: Mrs. Gee. hi
He- W. Barrett, Misses Lizzie and Mollie P
old, Gypsy Tent: Miss C. Kerr, Miss ar
tic; Helen Baillio, A. J. Hertzog.
of The meeting then adjourned until ni
ef- the 7th inst. ly
MRS. A. E. CASSON. es
eri- W. . W. HITTINGTON, JR., ta
iple RATHER MIXED.--The other day a re
do woman shipped her husband's remains rei
s as and a dog over the Central. At Al
and bany she appeared at the door of the di'
ing baggage car to see how they were get- ini
ex- ting along. "'How dues he seem to ril
oi be doing?" she asked with a sniff. un
rest "Who, the corpse?" inquired the by
per baggage master, kindly. RI
pi- "No, the dog."
gee "Ah, he's comfoitable," replied the bi:
tie, baggage master.
nly "Anybody been sitting down on cr
Lnd him?" is
un- "Who, the dog?" ity
ere "No, the corpse."
i "Certainly not," answered the bag- ge
vis- gage master. rex
ins "Does it seem cool enough for him." ila
st; "Who, tbe corpse?" da
"d "No, the dog." . of
et- "I think so," said the baggage mas- gr'
)ed ter. sio
we "Does the jolting appear to affect
him any?" thi
i "Who. the corpse?" uus
ate "No, the dog." all
re- "I don't believe it does." sec
the "You'll keep an eye on him, won't citi
& you?" she asked, wipmin a tear away.
St. "On who, the corpse. wil
ti "No, the dog." sol
And having secured the baggage
man's promise, she went back to her
cis ooch apparently contented. t
THE PEOPLE ARE WATCHING.- 00c
he The battle of 1884 is by no means an
im fought and won. For many reasons pol
the chances are with the Democrats, rig
its because the people are with them in cla
Sthought. To make them so in deed is izei
ra- the chief work henceforth. fili
of The result of the fall elections will us.
ch be followed by the assembling of the cur
Sforty-eighth Congress, whose House of to I
in- Representatives is largely Democratic.
by It was made Demociatic with a pur- cra
its pose-that of reform and the perfect- the
to ing of wise legislation. The first ses- wil
Ssion will be watched closely by the she
voters irrespective of party, and the wil
record must he good to keep the pe- tior
for ple in the frame of mind that will lead
of them to favor the elevation of a Demo- nd
cratic Executive. the
Doubtless if the election for presi
e- dent could be held this fall the result thi
es would be a great Democratic triumph. hol
- But a year intervenes, and it is a long t
od time to justify too much confidence.
ad the opportunity is clearly with the baS
]er Democrats, but it requires eternal vigi- hoe
s lance to keep it with them in its origi
of nal strength for twelve months.-[Rome ine
in -THE Louisville Convention of pra
Scolored men bore down too much upon or
the exclusion of the negro from poli- par
ig tics, and not enough upon his necessi
Sties with respect to educational and in -
gh dustrial advancement. Let the race wel
th learn to be self-respecting, industrious A
s, and thrifty, and they will secure the ing
re privileges for which they yearn much Lren
is more 4uickly than by vociferating in ioe
r. Convention and adopting pretentious &oc
KMODEL DErOCRATIC PLATFORM
The Capitolian-Advocate publishel
with a hearty and strong endorsement
the subjoined platform, adopted b3
the Democry of Natchitoches Parish
on the 11th of Saptember, 1882. Thlu
editor says tlat he has stood by thin
platform and will continue to stand b3
it; that in his editorials he has urged
party unity, -and that, with full faiti
in the integrity and patriotism of the
Convention, representing as it will,
every Pariah in the State, he is pre
pared to say, in advance, that he will
support the nominees whoever they
may be, He then calls on the Demo
cratic press of the State to speak on
this questidn. This platform harmo
nizes with our expressed views, and it
gives us pleasure to publish and en
The following resolutions were adop
ted by the Parish Convention of the
Democratic party for the Parish of
Natchitoches on the 11th of Septem
Resolved, 1st-That we urge upon
the people to maintain unity and har
mony in the Democratic party, as the
only security to their institutions, good
government, wise and just legislation,
and honest intellgent administration.
2nd-That we point with pride to
the good order, rospect for and obe
dience to the laws, profound peace and
happiness among the people of this
Parish, as the result of a few years of
Democratic administration. Our Courts
are kept open and impartial, and mu
nicipal affairs are faithfully and wise
ly regulated, the public finances hon
estly and judiciously employed, the
tax-payer receives full value for his
contribution, and the public servant
rewarded for his labors, as well as the
respect and support of the people.
3d-That we deplore any effort to
divide and distract the people; hold:
ing that whatever ills may tempora
rily afliict us can be remedied in the
united councils of the party and there
by that greater evil, the success of the
Republican party, avoided.
4th-That any movement or com
bination independent of the Demo
cratic party must depend upon Demo
cratic votes for success, and in effect
is Republicanism without responsibil
5th-That as long as the intelli
gent, honest-thinking,.patriotic people
remain united and exercise proper vig
ilance in public affairs, there can be no
danger of the recurrence of the abuses
of the late Republican rule, whilst the
greatest evils must result from dissen
sions and disorganizations.
6th-That the paramount issue in
this section is whether we shatl live
under Democratic or Republican rule;
all other questions are collateral and
secondary; and we call upon all good
citizens to adjust minor differences in
the councils of the party, through the
will of a majority, and to present a
solid front of the enemy.
7th-That we deem it all impor
tant to maintain intact the organiza
tion of the Democratic party, but we
consider its principles broad enough
and its policy liberal enough and its
policy liberal enough to guarantee the
rights and protect the interests of all
classes, and we cordially invite all cit
izens without regard to past party af
filiations to unite wtth us and assist
us in our efforts to maintain and se
cure the blessings of good government
to the people of this State and Parish.
8th-Believing that every Demo
crat has a right to an equal voice in
the councils of the party, and that the
will of the majority, fjirly expressed,
should govern; we abhor bossism and
will never countenance the domina
tion of "rings" that seek to promote
individual ambition at the expense of
the public weal.
9th-That we trust the Governor of
this State, a life-iong Democrat, will
hold up the banner of the people and
trankmit to his successor a government
based upon intelligence, virtue and
10th-That this convention unqual
ifiedly condemns- and reprobates, as
undemocratic and disorganizing, the
practice of permitting Republicans and
or others who are not Democrats, to
participate in ward primaries or other
councils of the party.
-Visitors returning from abroad, as
well as recent emigrants, toifl find that
Aiur's Sarsaparilla ais helpful in avoid
ing the kardships qf acclimation, and in
removing the boils, pimples and erup
tions econsequent upon sea diet. Its
blood-leansing qualities enied/y such
[. SOE MATRIrONIAL ADVICE.
Just now when everybody seems
a matrimonially inclined the following
t, on many lovers may be interesting:
y You will find, as a rule, that the
men who are favorites with men are
e the best and truest in their relations
a with women. Yes, the men who some
y times turn their backs on all women
d and "go off with the other fellows and
h have a good boyish time on the water
e or the mountain or in some other man's
den." Women need never be afraid
- to trust their happiness to those whom
1 other good men esteem good fellows;
but if a man is avoided by men, how
- ever much women admire him, shun
him. It is he who has flirtations that
_ eome to nothing and has not been very
t nice to the girl who has broken the
- engagement with him; who, when he
marries, wrings his wife's heart, if she
has one, and spoils her temper if she
. is an angel. Many men are the best
3 lovers, the best husbands, the best
f companions for women just as woman
- ly women are the best sweethearts and
wives. What do we think of women
i who are shunned by their own sex
however charming men may find themd
a It is seldom, if ever that your men's
1 favorite ill-uses his wife. Perhaps it
may be explained in this way: Friend
ship of a sublimer sort is what love
becomes a year or so after marriage,
- and he who is friendly to the very
I depths of his soul enters into this state
3 happily and is ready for all the de
F lights that follow. But the man who
is capable of nothing but a fleeting af
fection, which is ever in pursuit of a
new object, and cares for no Woman
when she is won, hates the domestic
ties, and becomes detestable in conse
quence. It ig the man who would die
for his friend and for whom his tried
friend would die who makes a miracu
lously happy wife of the woman to
whom he scarccly knew how to make
love when he courted her.
THE NEWSPAPER WAR AT THE
NORTH.-J. A. Wales, in a current is
sue of the Judge, give us, in a cartoon,
a glance into the future of the newspa
per war. We are introduced to "News
paper Row"-the dirtiest and seediest
place imaginable. The great ones of
the New York press are rushing back
and forth in a vain attempt to sell their
wares. Bennett has a ricket stand,
upon which a brick holds down a pile
of Heralds and also this announcement:
"New York Herald,. Price One Cent,
with War Map." The venerable Jones
offers the "New York Times, Eight
Pages, for Nothing." Carl Schurz
cries a "German poem" as the bonus
for those who buy the Evening Post.
Henry Watterson's premium is a "Box
of Prize Candy." The editor of the
Sun appears at his window to announce,
"Presents amade to Order by C. A.
Dana." Mr. Field waves aloft the
'Mail and Express with Chromos."
The Cincinnati Commercial Gazette
offers a "life of a Truly Good Man, by
Richard Smith," as a bid for patronage.
The meanest looking "newsboy" as
the crowd is Whitelaw Reid, who sits
on the eurbstone (he is too poor and
wretched to stand) and displays a dod
ger with the words, "Tribune, with Po
em by Willie Winter; four for a Pen
ny." One of the signs on the dilapi
dated offices is, "Wanted Cheap Re
porters." Another is "Philadelphia
Ledger; an Obituary Poem to Every
Subsetiber." All of those worthies are
represented in the last ditch of tramp
ism. It may turn out' to be no fancy
-THE retirement of Col . A. D. Bat
tle from Shreveport journalism will be
a source of regret to a great many per
sons in Louisiana and Texas as it is to
us. Fidelity to his convictions left
hitn no other alternative. He had to
decide between interest and duty, and,
as a true man, his action was prompt
and decisive. Had the consolidation
been affected, we would have been as
sociated in the editoral conduqt of the
new paper. This would have been in
every respect pleasant to us. We can
only hope that he will not be long out
of journalism.-[Shreveport Standard.
-REv. John Jasper, the Richmond,
Va., colored preacher who has obtain
ed wide celebrity through his sermon
on "De Sun do move," was an unedn
cated slave prior to the war, and work
ed in a tobacco factory. He is six
feet tall, has a retreating forehead and
chin, a deep and mellow.voice, consid
erable pathos at times, I an apt way
of "putting things," w~hi makes his
talk attractive in spite'fb hisllit8rcy.
I-fN. Y. Times.