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THE WORLD IS GOVERNED TOO MUCH.
VOL. 41. ALEXANDRIA, LA., SEPTEMBER 23, 1885. NO. 7.
VOZ1 41 ALEBND1I~, LB~ XEPEMBR 23 185. N. _
277 Democrat is published Semi
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days-at Two Dollars and Fjf
ty Cents per annum; One Dollar
and Fifty Cents for six months.
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Aduertisernents inserted at the rate oj
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subsequent one. Ten lines or less
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Personal Cards, when admissable,
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PRINTING JOB PRINTING
NEATLY EXECUTED at THIS
Spring and Snmmer.
U. LAZARD td CO
THE ONE PRICE
emlus at muIa
29, 31 and 33 Canal Street, Corner
We beg to announce that our dis
play of SPRING and SUMMER
will be by far the most elaborate
and exhausted ever offered by us,
comprising a full assortment of
's oth', Boys' and Chidre's
Clothing and Furnishing Goods.
It will also contain very many ex
tra novelties, all confined to us.
1? Some of the leading items of
our exhibit, will be a magnificent
assortment of Men's and Youths'
Suits, embracing the very finest
grqdes, as well as a full line of me
dium and popular priced garments.
I' Country Orders Solicited.
Samples and instructions for self
measuring sent on application to all
parts of the country, free of charge.
April 1st, ly.
W. O. DAMMON,
leg At, for White rone onunts
Head and Foot Markers, Horizon
tal Tablets, Etc.
1? Also all kinds of Marble Mon
uments, Head and Foot Stones,
SlAbs, and every description of
Cemetery work. No extra charge
for Inscriptions; Freight prepaid.
VEGETABLE LIVER PILLS
The true Liver Medicine and real
remedy for Torpid and Congestive
Livers. Prompt relief is obtained
by their use; they obviate the use
of Mercury, and being entirely Veg
etable are perfectly safe. Price, 25
cents a box.
Apply to HENRY ST. JOHN,
IIanufacturing Pharmaceutical Chy
mist, in Exchange Hotel Building,
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on or address any of the Tic.la
H. P. HUGHES,
Passenger Agent, Houston, Texas.
B. W. McCULLOUGH,
Assistant General Passenger Agent,
H. C. TOWNSEND,
Gen. Passenger Agt.. St. Louis, Moe.
H. M. HOXIE,
Third Vice-President, St. Louis.
Is the BEST con
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ed Turbine in the
world. It gives better percentage
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A Pure Family Medicine That
IF you are a lawyer, minister or
business man exhausted by mental
strain or anxious care do not take
intoxicating stimulants, but use
If you have dyspepsia, rheuma
tism, kidney or urinary complaints,
or if you are troubled with any dis
order of the lungs, stomach, bow
els, blood or nerves you can be cur
ed by Parker's Tonic.
HISCOX & CO.,
No. 163 William St., New York.
The Fourth Annual Term of this
School will commence on the 2nd
Monday in September. A limited
number of boarding pupils will be
received into the family of the prin
cipal, For rates of tuition and oth
er information apply to the princi
cipal. MRs. E. MATTHEWS.
ABIG OFFERe' Intro'
away 1000 self-operatibg washing
machines. If you want one send
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TIONAL CO-, 21 Dey st., N. Y. 1
Iiipurity of the
Blod, Fever and
S and all Diseases
caused by De
rangement of tver, Bowels and KIdneys
SYMPITOM olP A DISEASrED LIV1.
Bad Breath' Pain In the Side, sometimes the
pain is felt under the.Shoulder-blade, mistaken foe
heumaism; general loss of appetite; Bowels
enerally otive, sometimes alternating with lax;
he hzad .s. troubled wid pain, is dull and healry
with Considerable loss of memory, accompanit
with apainfulsensation ofleavingundonesomethin
which ought to have been done ;a slight, dry cough
and flushed face is sometinmes an attendant, often
mistaken for consumption; the patient complaib
of weariness and debility; nervous, easily startled;
feet cold or burning, sometimes a prickly sensation
of the skin exists; sprits e low and desponde.t,
and, although satisfied that exercise wouldbe beane
ficial, yet one can hardly pummon up fortitude to
try it-in fact, distrusts every remedy. Several
of the abovq symptoms attend the disease, but cases
have occurred when but few of them existed, yet
examination aftest'death has shown the Liver to
have been extcnsively deranged.
It should be used by all persons, old and
young, wheanseu amy of the above
Persons TravelIng or Lving in Un
honlthy Lesles, by taking a dose occasion.
ally to the Liver in healthy actions will avoid
all Malaria, hloul attackse, Dizziness, Nat
sea, Drowsiness Depression of Spirits, etc. It
will invigorate likea glass of wine, but is no La.
If You have eaten anything bard of
digestion, or feel heavy after meals, or sleep.
less at night, take a dose and you will be relieved.
Time and Doetors' Bils will be saved
by always keeping the Begulaters
In the Housel
For, whatever the ailment mnay be, a thoroutgly
safe purgative, alteratlve and tondle
never be out of place. The remedy is harmless
and does not Interfere withbslaes or
IT IS PUBELY VEOWTAbLE,
And has all the power and efficacy of Calomel or
Quirnme, without any of the injurious after effects.
A Governor's Testlmony.
Simmons Liver Regulator has been in use in my
family for some time, and I am satisfied it is s
valuable addition to the medical science.
J. GILL tPOrama, Governor of Ala.
Hon. Alexander 1. Stephens, of Ga,,
says: Have derived some benefit from the use of
Simmons Liver Regulator, and wish to give it a
"iThe onlr Thing that never tfals to
Relieve."-- have used many remedies for Dys.
pepsia, Liver Affection and Debility, but never
have found anythingeto benefit me to the extent
Simmons Liver Regulator Ih . I sentifrom Min.
nesota to Georgia fur it, and would,send further for
suchamedicine, and would advise all who areyim.
ilarly affected give it a trial as it seems the only
thing that never fails to relieve.
P. Ai. JAmSar, Minneapolis, Min.
Dr. T. W. Mason says z From actual ex.
perince in the use of Simmons Liver Regulator in
my practice I have been and am satisfied to use
and prescribe it as a purgative medicine.
j Take only the Genuine, which always
has on the Wrapper the red Z Trade-Marks
and Signature of J. H. ZEILIN A CO.
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Hand Fire Extinguisher
W. O. DAMMON, - AGENT
We take pleasure in stating that
we were present at the test of the
Lewis Hand Fire Extinguisher
made in our city on August 13th,
1885. The test was most dbmplete
and satisfactory. You are at liber
ty to refer any one to us as witness
es to its thorough efficiency.
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W. 0. DAMMON,
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to, Red River and Grant
Price, single Extinguisher..81 50
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One Dozen ...............15 00
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Secuted at this office. Get our
WASHINGTON CITY LETTER,
Sept. 15, '85.
In both official and social circles
one of the principal subjects of dis
cussion is "tho Patent Office and its
value to the country." Agricultu
rists, as a class, have been slow to
acknowledge their dependence up
on patents. Some have gone so far
as to advocate the abolition of the
office upon the ground that it is op
posed to the labor interests of the
country. Publio interest has again
been awakened upon the subject by
a recent speech of ex-Gov. Hamil
ton, of Maryland, in which he
maintained that too many patents
were being issued, and that the
number should be limited by Con
gressional legislation. While there
is doubtless room for improvement
in the present system of granting
patents, there can be no question
but that the United States owes its
present greatness largely to the en
couragement and protection which
it has afforded its inventors. Tho
mas Jefferson may well be called
the founder of the Ameriean Patent
System. It was he who inspired it
and took a deep interest in its
workings. The growth of the office
since its establishment in 1790 has
been marvelous. To one who wan
ders through the spacious halls of
the magnificent building, and be
holds the army of cleras and
draughtsmen and hundreds of thou
sands of models, it can scarcely be
believed that in 1800 one man did
all of the clerical labor, and a sin
gle case of pigeon holes held all of
the records of the office. The num
ber of patents issued prior to the
year 1801 was 268, while on Sep
tember 8th, 1885, the number had
The work of examining applica
tions was formerly conducted by a
Board of Commissioners, consisting
of the Secretaries of State and
War, and the Attorney General,
and so rigorously did the Board
construe the law that in 1790 but
three patents were issued. It 1836
the entire collection of models of
the office, which at that time num
bered 7000, were destroyed by fire.
At the time of the Patent Office fire
in 1877, the number of models had
reached 280,000, of which number
80,000 were lost. The business of
the office has increased of late to
such an extent as to render it im
possible for the present force:of the
office to expeditiously dispose of
the applications filed, and some of
the divisions are several months be
hind with their work. The present
working force of the office consists
of three examiners in chief, whose
duties consist in reviewing the work
of the office, and twenty-eight prin
eipal examiners, each of whom is
provided with a corps of assistants,
and has charge of one of the 28 di
visions in the office.
The Patent Office is the only
self-sustaining branch of the gov-.
ernment service. The fees paid by
inventors are more than enough to
meet the expenses of the oflice, and
there is now a fund of $3,000,000
of surplus in the United States
Treasury. Legislation is needed,
but not of such a character as to
impede the work of the office. In
ventors ought not to suffer the hard
ships of delay, and Congress should
at once provide an adequate cleri
cal force, and should reduce the pa
tent fees. A tax upon inventors
which produces more than enough
to pay current expenses of the office
is as abominable as a tax upon au
thors or upon scientists would be.
The President has settled down
to work, and it is rumored that a
very large number of official chan
ges will be made soon after the fall
General Rosencrans, Register of
the Treasury, has called for the re
signations of several Chiefs of Di-'
visions in his office, upon the
ground that they are not in sympa
thy with him in the reforms which
he proposes instituting in his office.
All the members of the Cabinet
excepting Lamar, have provided
homes for themselves in the Dis
trict of Columbia. Attorney Gene
ral Garland has purchased a house
on Rhode Island Avenue, and Sec
retary Manning has leased a very
fine residence on Eighteenth street.
Heretofore Congressmen as a role
have had apartments at hotels, but
a large number now own dwell
ings. Most of the Senators are
owners of residences. Senator Pal
mer, of California, will occupy the
finest mansion in Washington this
The Art of Getting Vigorous
Is comprised in one very simple
piece of advice, improve digestion.
No elaborate system of dietetics is
needed. If you lack vigor, use
systematically that pleasant promo
ter of it, Hostetter's stomach Bit
ters. If you take this hint, and do
not commit any excesses, there is
no reason why you should not gain
in strength, appetite and weight -
Hosts of whilom invalids are to
day building a foundation for years
of vigorous health with this sound
and thorough renovator of a dilapi
dated physique and falling energy.
Dyspepsia is eradicated by it,. and
the constitution fortified against
disorders to which, if it were ex
posed, it must surely eaccumb-
notably malarial fever. Rheuma
tism, inactivity of the kidneys and
bladder, nervousness, and their va
rious symptoms, disappear when it
Is used with persistency, not' aban
doned after a brief and irregular
-ANY sane man who wouldn't
exchange a silver dollar for a two
and-a-half gold piece would be con.
sidered a fit subject for a lunatic
asylum; but there are many per
sons who will call themselves equal
ly as daft if they fail to take ad
vantage of the wonderful bargains
in dry goods now being offered at
the Red Plow Store, corner of Sea
oenld and Jackson streets, of which
the ever obliging Mr. L. P. Whit
tington is manager.
-JOB Printing neatly executed
at this office. Give us a trial.-.
New Orleans prices duplicated and