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: Town and Pariae. .ew8
....ARIVaIV S at thei IExchang~
Ijoltel: N. W. Galiun. (Crant IPa'r.
ish; A. B. Ilerbes, St. Louis; ].
B. Price, Fairmount; A. Ehner,
New Orleans; F. A. Jones, ulin
-WE must again call attention
to the condition of the foot bridge
At the corner of Secoind and Lee
streets. A pedestrian nyV at anly
moment sprain' an ankle or s:lfl'er
the-dislocation of a limb by falling
through the aforesail bridge.
--TsE apportionment for Rap
ides, made 1by lon. Warren Eas
ton, out of the revenultes of 1883,
fo; public school purlposes, up to
November 1st, 1ST;.t, is 8559,57.
The number of educable youths be
tween 6 and IS years is 7,46if.
-DR. S. Ii. IRshing health oili
rer of this City, haiis sent us, a very
iiportant (eoiimnienilCatiIon - oui the
FullIject of Sanitation, wlich lie di
rects to the Mayor and (Ct2nncil of
Alexi;udriat and the citizens also.
NFr want of space we are compelledti
taleive it out il til our111 next issue.
Fo R liE..--I'he desirable pro
petty (lbrick) corner of Second and
,loihllston streets. Largei store and
four rooms in lalin building, with
lalkery connlecCted, in complete or
der. Stalle, outuildlings and cis
tern. Possessionl given ill ten days
after rentilug. For .terms, etc., ap
ply to Mrs. Annic O'Slhee, on the
--OrU friend Calvit, City Col
let , tells us lie was somlewhiat 1
nl-silsed when t!R treasurer of
Baltett's show handed hims one hun
drein lolars. in scrip in payment of
tihe irems license. lie had hoped
to handle a few of Uncle Sail's
shinolasters on this occasion as a
relie frun the dull monotony of
'iaklng in" Corporation approved
• -BR sore to take the Democrat
from now out, as it- will contain the
very latest local news up to the
ti4 oilo going to press eacit issue.
As regards the expressions or opin
ionp put forth in its columns tri
wek , . they can be "banked on"
as teig solid and true, and uttered
boats. --This is no idle boast huit a
faet, nay one that can not be denied;
-Is con ersation with one of
thllt rosLskilled and learned of our
C'ity pysicians on vy,,terday morn.
ing wi'elearned that in all of the
iiam cases of fever which have pre.
'ai . hercabouts duriirg tile pist
three months, very few have been
of a emalignant nature. On the con
trary they have had a tendeney to
Iestoration, and in only one or two
r8aes bLa death been caused there
'PULLuMA, alack & Co's Cir
Uas will give oulr sister city Pine
villh a visit on tbhe 2d of DI)ecem
S. They have covered the large '
p til wall or fence on Front street '
Wh ithl e Barrett .how used, with
thiag) ishow bills, anid have al
60ltheir smaller ones i! every- pmr- i
Ie.'tu tiry. ' " :cw thol,
- is cla . e ~uSt bean- <
j-"ANO I kissed Nancy, ar.d
Nancy she kissed me; and when
we Ar! ni:aMi.ied, so happy we will
t! ei''' is a part of the clown's comic
so=: as .a:) i:,n the Circun on the
evening ,i' 'hirsildav last in Alex
a::dria, a1i tr,,m now out we sup
slp pose it will t.a e the placeof "lirid
' get I )ouitul," .aidi be hummed,
- whistlehd and snz by everv imale
. sinid feitlmale ' atrtO inidlbiting this
place of oQnr'. IThe balance of the
:soi "thiey' :ay" will be found in
clo,'s son g hook, hut then we
di,i't believe it.
-A x al,,leged widow in the Town
IJl" 'k" says, while she compliments
the l)t.:e;,.u .r on its article of
Tueshdayv ,ornrin, in relation to
I'inivi'le, the several comieteries
,ver there, eic., that she is of the
',pinlioi that Pineville should be
,more highly praised than was the
case in our article in question. The
"widow" will please take notice
that we do not make a specialty of
an unlihmited and free disposition of
S"tatff." Faits, gotten up in read
0 able anid sensible style, are what
Swe are after and which we give our
-M11. James H. lansdell was
Inmost brutally assaulted on Thurs
Iday night by one df the 'colored
men of Barrett & Co's Circus, and
- seriously injured. It was done at
f the time Mr. Ransdell was about
ontering the tent, and greatly to
the surprise of Mr. Ransdell and
the whole crowd present. The tfea
pon Oused by the assailant by which
lihe was ided to perpetrate this das
I tardly deed, and with which he
felled Mr" lRansdell to the ground
- was either a pistol or a brass knuck.
l The colored individual made good
his escape and stole away- before
the authorities could overhaul himn.
,~ party of gentlemen, numbering
about twenty, searched all the cars
and bloxss around the depot, t-ith a
hope of catching him, but .to no
:tavail. Constables IHolt.ana Calvit 1
left here on the T. and P. road a
few hours after the commission of
the deed, armed with a warratit for
the negro's arrest, and go to Pla- 4
quelmine, the next place wjiere the
show is billed to perform. There
they hope to capture this scoundrel
and bring him back to this Farish, I
to have himl dealt with as the law C
-As is the case with every Cir
cus that conies to Alexandria, the
one which exhibited here on Thurs
day last, hat a side show and con
'cert, the like of which, however,
We have never before secon equalled,
that is when it comes down to being r
a first-class huinhug and fraud. 4
Many ot our people were cajoled a
irnto entering the side .show by the t
Iand words poured forth into their
ehrs by the wily showman, and
almost made to give up their last
liharter to witness, as the talker on
the outside said, the greatest ag
gregation of talent ever combined
underone and same canvass. The
curiosities were about the same as
all the side shows have, being a fat t
woman, a Circassian beauty, a man p
front Albino, the giant boy, Punch
and Judy, and a sleight of' band
perfornmer. The "tattooed man"g
and the Zulu chief, together with
the "'!skeleton"n man didn't take d
worth a cent, and nobody thought
them genuine. TIhe choncert was a
clear caseo of "worse aind more of
it" and excelledI tlhe worst of firaud ai
in that ipartiular line. Wegve giveL
this as the truth, as we know and to
believe it to be a duty that we owe
oar constiutents, and more in par
tieular the press of Ldiisiana. ' at
rd Barrett's Big Show.
ill The Circus under the manage
ic ment of the above named gentle
be man xaname to time as advertised
x- and gave our people thle benefit of
p- wiSnessing its mlany marvelous acts
1- and curiosities.
i1, 'he grand street pageant or pa
le radc, fully a half mile in length,
is and having in its ranks no less
e tlan four 'brass bands and a mon-.
n ster ºJanm calliope, together with
e beautifiully caprisoned horses and
cages of animals and wild beasts of
every kind, to say nothing of the
comic figuree mounted on 'several
of the cages, which highly amused
the "little folks," was truthfully
speaking a grand' display and daz
zled anything of the kind ever be
fore seen here.
The perftnma'nce of the 'many
acts advertised on the huge .bills,:
that have for days past been ported
1 in ahnost every corner in T!own,l
f and won the admiration of all, were
nearly all gone through with, and
t enjoyed with much pleasure by all
In the huge tents that were spreiad
near the T. and P. depot, and un
der which no less than 2000 peo
ple had assembled, was the nlenag
eI rie, consisting of lions, tigers, ele
Sphalnts, camels, leopards, hyenas,
t panthers, gnus, an Asiatic yak, sac
ired cows, a rhinoceros and zebra,
º and an endless variety of parrots
I ands monkeys.
Here also was the arena where
the acts .of the Circus, were per
formed, and whichl by the way were
most excellently rendered and ap
pJauded by all.
One of the principal features of
the evening was the graceful rid
ing of Miss Emma Lake, in her me
nage act on her wild California
broricho, the animal said, to.. have
been given her l)y Wild B)ll, the
once fanlons .scout of:the p lains.-
She' displayed gra'ce at, every turn
of her ateed, anad had the animal
under perfect control.
Royal Robert Stickney, as Jie is
called, was"immense".,on his flying
steed, and with apparent ease so
mersaulted through balloons and
over banners. As he kept calling
ior . "a horse" until he had five in
line, lie looked grand as he stood
erect upon his two barebtick steeds.
He managed therm with ease, and
did not for a momen.t lose his hal
ance. He is entitled, to the blue
ribbon when it comes to riding, as
we consider 'him without an equal.
ST!he leaping, balancing, trapeze
acting, bicycle ridiing over the tight
rope., and the tumbling were all
good, and we cannot refrain from
adding our' praise to that of the
thousand others who expressed the
sanme on the grounds after the per
As fa'r as tlhe Circus. goes it wa's
good, and niuch. better than any
we !iave had the opportunity of
witnessing of recent years. Every
thling was in plerfect order and the
best of decorum prevailed. We
commend the gentlemen connected
therewith to our brethren of the
---TrAKE care of your 'Liver. A
great number of diseases to whichl
manklind are liable arise froin a
disordered condition of this organ.
Keep it in a sound and healthy
condition and you can defy disease.
Prickly AMbh Bitters are especially c
adaptcd for this purpose, being'
co'mposed of drugs which act onthe a
Liver. gi\ing it tone and'strength
to witihstand malaria..
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at ths office.j
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-BLAINE's last speech at Au
~gusta, a~,a a I ittefit, sdii, -
piring effort of a sour, disatpoimntel
demagogue. His lies and. abuse of
the, South will have as littleeffect
'in iretardiug the. progress 'of the
country under Mr. ClevelandWs 'ad
ministration as a spoonlul of wa
teron a duck'sa biack Blaine. isi
sorry cuss, just now..
- SHRvEoEP r 'celebrated the
election of Cleveland to the Presi
delicy, vhen a graizd torchlight pro
cession and a firing of salutes with
artillery furnished by the Gover
nor, together with :speechs, -et.;:
was indulged in.
Alexandria, Cotton Report.
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Nov '1a2 '84. j
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of the AdvliorV Commitrtit) e oi
Monday, 24th'± insp. `ift 10' .
sharp, :A full' 4ttenclininf in t re-.
quested as important matters. 'will
be brought" beri ord' the ` 9otuuittee. '
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