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THE WORLD IS GOVERNED TOO MUCH. VOL. 40. ALEXANDRIA, LA., MAY 9, 1885. NO. 8-. •- innn n ul nu nnm nuum unn nmn THE DEMOCRAT. TERMS: Ihe Democrat is published Semi steekly-Wednesdays and Satur. dqjs--at Two Dollars and FIf ht Cents per annum; One Dollar and Ftly Gents for six months. Payable in advance. Advertisements inserted at the rate ql One Dollar per square for the first insertion and Ffty Cents for each subsequent one. Ten lines or less * of brevier type constitute a square. Persoeat Cards, when admissable, will be chared double the usual ad. vertising raktes. PRINTING JQB PRINTING NEATLY EXECUTED at THIS OFFICE. barker's Tonic. A Pure Family Mledleine That NeVer Intoxicates. If you are wasting away from age, dissipation or any disease or weakness and require a stimulant take Parker's Tonic at once; it will invigorate and build you up from the first dose but will never intoxi cate. It has saved hundteds of lives, it may save yours. Ir you are a lawyer, minister or business man exhausted by mental strain or anxious cares do not take a -:a'ug- stimwlants, -but use Peter'Xs Tonic. -f yes are a mechanic or farmer, worn out with overwork, or a mohter run down by family or household . duties try Parker's Tonic. If yot have Dyspepsia, Rheuma tism, Kidney or Urinary Complaints, or if you are troubled with any dis order of the lungs, bowels, blood or nerves you can be cured by Par ker's Tonie. HISCOX $ CO., Jo. 168 William Street, New York I~ 50 cents and $1 sizes, at all dealers in medicines. Great sav ing in buying the dollar sizes. MARRIE EUIDE Robt. P. Hunter, AH'TORNEY - AT - LAW, tI Azandria, Louisiana. Es ill practice in the Courts of n4 Rapides and adjoining parisbes, and o As the Supreme Court of Louisiana. tm FREE! EIlABLE SELF-CURE, S INUMP TI N. ftit ýas lvlanr Prs rlpn on t r b e ab thd ) C ttorne - aWot - L wdt I.m t A and ria La. OStL ,i eh bp e, Grant, Natthitoohes, Sa . St. Landry And Avoyelles. | 'Aygij 15y at S Sherihtff'_s Sal e James H. Davis vs. No. 3066. 'em- Mrs. Martha L. Biossat atur F In the 12th Judicial District Court, bllr Parish of Rapides, Lou s. isiana. BY virtue of a writ of fleri facias is e q sued in the above entitled and num first bered suit and to me directed, I each have seized and will offer for sale less at public auction, to the last and are. highest bidder, for cash, at the able, Eden plantation, on which the pro ad. perty seized is now kept, in Rap- I Ides Parish, La., on Saturday, the 9th day qf May, A. D. 1886, NG the fallowing described property, to-wit : S One (1) Sorrel Pony Horse, One (1) Black Ox, One (1) Red Ox, One (1) White Ox, One (1) Black Ox, One (1) White and Red Or, C One (1) Sorrel Mare, One (1) Bay Pony Horse. h hat Terms of Sale--Cash, subject to h appraisement. D. C. PAUL, % om Apl 25-tds. Sheriff. s, Sor -13 ant ill Sheriff's Sale. ai om ,xi- John Taylor Hunter w of vs. No. 3114. t Mrs. Martha L. Biossat ne or In the 12th Judicial District Court, le tal Parish of Rapides, Lou. t, eke isiana. see BY virtue of a writ oTfieriTfaoias is sued in the above entitled and num- m er, bered suit and to me directed, I t' ter have seized and will offer for sale m )ld to the last and highest bidder, for m: caskr, at public auction, at the Eden de a- plantation, on which the property ro t, seiized is now kept, in the Parish is- of Rapides, La., on ut r Saturday, the 9th day of May, A. D. th 1885, in the following described property, th rk to-wit:- all Two (2) Wagons, me Eleven (11) Turning Plows, shi V Two (2) Sweeps, fli One (1) Sweep, One (1) Cotton Opener, bu Three (3) Rolls Gin Belting, str One (1) Mouse colored Mule. wb Terms of Sale-Cash, subject to nig appraisement. D. C. PAUL, qui e Ap125-tds. Sheriff. we Slov em jLADIES AND ligJ WANTED WANTED gentlemen to its take light, pleasant employment at per their own homes (distance no ob- his ection;) work sent by mail; $2 to $5 per day can be quietly made; ma f no canvassing. Please address at sune d once GLOns MFG. CO., Boston, mir t. Mass., Box 5344. cisi A. RACHAL whi , SURGEON DENTIST f w Corner Fourth and Madison Sts., him ALEXANDRIA. and Teeth extracted without pain. Ar- hon tificial teeth made to order, and a fit guaranteed. Work at New Or- tha leans prices FOR CASH ONLY. stee A P llll w SEND SIX CENTS has PRIfor postage and re- we 1 ceive free, a costly box of goods which will help you to Pi more money right away than any- ferv ilhing else in this world. All of ei tler sex, succeed from the very dfirst hour. The broad road to fortune fidei opes before the workers, absolute ly sure. At once address T'iuE & *Co., Augusta, Me. and SASSON, John, Physician and lon SSurgeon. OfIlee at residence, Ip at the head of Beauregard streegt wia MELANCHOLIA. AN INTERESTING ARTICLE ON A PREVALENT COM ourt, PLAINT. The prevalence' of melancholia, as is- mild or intense, among the cultiva rum- ted classes, and especially amongst 3d, I educated and reflective men, in sale these days, would, there are good the grounds for believing, seem porten- 1 pro- t)us could it only be faithfully set Zap- forth. Could the secrets of some case-books be revealed, it would be i D. found that men in high places, pro- i fessional men in active employ- I mrty, went, busirass men in prosperous c circumstances, literary men who are delighting the world with their wit and genius, artijts who are illu minating life with glowing colors, b students who are gaining prizes and distinctions, tradesmen who have climbed to success on the ruin t to heaps of competition, and idlers , who have only to amuse them riff. selves, ale all visited by melancho ly, revealed only to their doutors A and sometimes to their domestic cir ole, which darkens existence as with terrible storm clouds now and 14. then or rob it persistently of bright- P ness, reducing it to a monotonous art, leaden gloom. Behind many a tl "shining morning face" there is a di deep,. dull wretohednessa under do is- many a stolid exterior there is a stolid exterior there is a racking, to ale mental misery. A curious yet fa- of for miliar sight is to see the mask sud len denly cast aside in the consulting r room, and the face that but a min ute ago was cheerful or serene ga- FP D. thering into an expression of suffer ing or despair as the skeleton in ty, the cupboard is disclosed. We are all meeting in daily life victims of of morbid melancholy, whom we should as soon suspect of being af flicted with small-pox or jaundice, an but who are even in- our presence struggling beneath a load of it, and lio who, when we leave them, sink t to nigh exhausted by the efforts re- a quired for its concealment. Could As we in invisible companionship fol - low home that friend who has de- Cop D lighted us at the dinner table by yes its brilliant conversation, we should y at perhaps see him throw himself in his chair, in his dark study, and sit - for hours, absorbed in vague, dis- nat mal thought. Could we thus pur- mo1 it sue the judge who has won our ad- ma' I, miration in court by the logical pre- the cision and ethical propriety with mni which he has distinguished the of- ferr fenses of the criminals brought be. ing fore him, we should perhaps find onl2 him pacing the floor of his bedroom for and wringing his hands under the his horrible, if fictitious, conviction for that be is himself more guilty and hea steeped in sin than the wretch he Dec has sent to penal servitude. Could his - we keep watch over that popular the preacher who has stirred us by his his fervid words, and strengthened the cos foundations of our faith by his con- ed I fident dogmatism, we should ob- will serve him perhaps tossing sleepless min and distressed throughout the live-ehn long night, haunted by doubts and lerplexities, and by the incessant wIispering of a voice which asks-- cialt Were it not better not to be, Than live so full of misery ? ,O A Could we in disembodiment remain a little with that good physician who has just given us such sound advice and urged us to fight olia, against the despondency for which tiva- we have consulted him, we would ngst perceive him, perhaps, as soon as in he has dismissed his patient, hurry rood on to the house of a brother practi ten- tioner and pour forth in his ear, set with tremulous anxiety, a descrip ome tion of the hopeless diseases from I be which he conceives himself to be pro. suffering, and which exists only in loy- his hypochondriac fancy.-[Medi ,one cal Times. who A Walking Skeleton. heir un. Mr. E. Springer, of Mechanics ore burg, Pa, writes: "I was afflicted with lung fever and abscess on 6 vho lungs, and reduced to a living skel nun eton. Got a free bottle of Dr. f ers King's New Discovery for Con- d Im- sumption, which did me so much a ho- good that I bought a dollar bottle. ors After using three bottles, found s ar- myself once more a man, complete. e ndly restored to health, with a hearty d htn appetite, and a gain in flesh of 48 pounds. Call at Jacob Geiger's t ins Drug Store and get a free trial bot- fi a tIe of this certain cure for all Lung a I a diseases. Large bottles one [$11 ler dollar. tl a T S--THEl French -debt is said now t ' to amount to six thousand millions re o- of dollars, a sum about four times larger than the public debt of the c( ng United States. At the fall of Na- la in poleon III the funded debt of N France was estimated at 81,625, in 000,000. The cost of the Franceo- fo Prussian war and of the indemnity so of of Germany increased it to four vI ve thousand millions of dollars; while wi since 1873, extraordinary budgets and other expenses have added a wi e floating debt of two thousand mil. be lions of dollars. The interest on wi k the total six thousand millions ro amounts to 8240,000,000 annually. Id And yet there are some Frenchmen ve 1- so insane that they desire to en- lit courage the "spirited foreign poli- sti cy" of France, which adds every dyear to the enormous burden of the tol taxpayer. it -THERE seems to be a determi- ph nation on the patl of the Ohio De- a mocracy to push ex-senator Thur- be man for Governor of that State, at ma the next election. The proposition the h meets with very general favor. Re ' ferring to this subject, the Wash- a11 ington Post says: The last and Th only time Allen G. Thurman ran ani for Governor was the preclude to ore e his election to the Senate, where wei 1 for twelve years he stood at the 7 I head of his party and made every wit , Democrat in the country proud of fas] I his reputation. Let him again lead sun a.the Ohio Democracy, and sesume ski his place in the Senate as the suec- are cossor of John Sherman, who oust- wit] ed him four years ago. No party mal will ever be so prolific of great oha minds as to be able to afford to die- fign pense with men like Allen G. larn Thurman.--[Ex. --BooK and Job Printing a spe- Ap cialty at this oflice, Bra ITEMS FOR THE LADIES, Dain Shoulder capes for young ladi'e cian have the front extended like4- und mantle. ight Large metal buttons, cut in fan 3iOh ciful figures, are much nused on coats Aold and jackets. a s Black India camel's hair wraps, 'ny with figures in ,tline, are worn by. oti- elderly ladies. ear, For the incoming season Chinas , rip silks bid fair to take precedece of om foulards and taffetas. be Bonnets and hats are quite hani~ in some for the spnng, and show a di- great variety of shapes. A dark green and gold embroidF ered bonnet is orfamented withb large cluster of Marshal Neil rosi ' .. Delicate India silks have pale ted tinted grounds with tinted chintz on designs in marked contrast of color. el. Velvet. collars of any color pro . )r. ferablet both standing and tlie in. down, are very becofting to alch 'ae oh ages. le. A beautiful fabric ealled Lim; nd sine comes in small plaids, and-ls te. especially suited for children's' ty dresses. 48 Plaids and stripes are in all ma= rs terials, styles Iand colors. Those )t. formed on fine checks are especi z ally new and attactive. 1 Soft summer silks.are not unli'`:'. those of last season in their t ,, trous changing hues; the colors are, as rather darker and brighter. es Riding habits will be of livelierW fe colors than have been worn for a ._ long time, and will be trimmed of ,with narrow gold braid or coral. . White will be a favorable lohtr -. for. wearing at the fashionable re-' y eorts this summer. There are hea-cl~ ir vy white cashmeres very durahi)e, e which wash well. 4 Long Newmarket coats are made a with loose fronts and closely fitting - I. backs, with pointed hood lined u with silk, and the only trimming is a rowi of stitching on the edges. A turned down collar of black a velvet, with white lace arrmuand i like a cascade on a foundationh of stiff net, is very dressy. A knot' of ' 6olored ribbon may fasten it at the e top. Large gilt beetles are sometimes . placed on the side of a bonnet,d,4 - a handsome pin is placed on the '` bow formed by the strings, 4ich Smay be tied under the chin or r the side. Mourning geods are in grenad , and carmelite for thin materials. These ate in great variety of cheeks and plaids, and also in Japanese crepe, which ts very good in its wearing qualities. The changeable surabs combined with velvet figured surah are the .' fashionable silks for spring sal ' summer. The basque and lower' skirt are figured, and the draperies are of the interchangeable surah without figures. There are glso many of the taffeta silks that are changeable, and instpad of velvet figures these have tiny =pecks or larger dots brocaded all over thent. -BAKaoAnI in Hardware and i, Agrionltural Implesaents at Miller, BDa4y & Co.'s.