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-DIr.-D. H1. Key,
C AN be found at his office over the Drug
March 3, 1869. n24:lOm
Da. R. D. WLHYTE
HAS resumed the practice of Medicine
and offers his services to the citizens of
Trenton and vicinity.
Office over the Drug Store.
JaIaarv 30.'68 IY
Drs. Calderwood & Richardson,
F VINIG associated themselves in the practice of
R Medicine and Surgery, offer their services to
the etizens of Monroe and vicinity. They can
be reur4, when not professionally engaged. at their
,aie, opposite the Catholic Church, at all hours, nay
9"'eSpecial attention given to Chronic Surgical
Manroe.June S 1528 v2n37:chv3n40:1v
WILL practie in all the courts of the 12th Judi
cil District n7-tf
ISAIAH GARRETT. FRANKLIN GARRETT.
GARRETT & QAR .RE'rrT,
ATTORNEYS AT LAVW
Corner Weed and St. John Streets,
(Opposite Roerder's Office,)
August 6. 1863. n46-tf
A. L. SLACK,
MON ROE, LA.
REACTICS ina the Parish and District Courts as
Ounehita Parish, Monroe; Morehonae Pariah,
Bastrop; Franklin Parish, Winnboro.
Mearoe, Anug. s. s868. 5:17
Z. RLcansaoo. Jas. D. McENEar.
RICOARDSON A McENERY,
.A.ttorney"r at La.w,
D3OT ICE in all the parishes of North T.ouiana,
.. tbb Supreme Corrt at Monroe, the Federal
eerts, and in the Lend Office Department of the
Fesertl Government. n19-tf
oan II'sEEIItI. -. D. . 'ENERY.
J. & 8. D. MeENERY,
PRACTICE in the Parish and District Conrts of
Ouachita. Morehouse, Franklin, Itichland. Call
well and Catahoula Parishes, in the Supreme Court
ot Monroe, and U. S. Courta.
" Partic-ularatteotion paid to business in the
Lnd O'ile at Monroe. and the Land Office Del,.rt
mert of the General Government. uni:tf.
C. R. MORRISON. W. W. FARMEIR.
Morrison & Farmer,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Will practice in the Parish and District
Courts in the Parishes ofOuachita, Morehocse,
Frarklin, Caidwell, and Union.
Also ip the Sn oreme Court of Louisiana
and in th e United States Courts,
Vn.. atunsS. a. o. COnn.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Will practice in the Courts of the 12th Judi
cial District, comlpused of the parishes of More
house, Oaichita, Caldwell, Catahoula and
And also in the Parishes of Jackson and
B. Wtla Riihlrdon, N obt.. W. JemiSon
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ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
DRACTICE in the Courts of Catahoula, Caldwell,
Franklin, Ouachita. Morehouse, Richland, Carroll
and Madison. in the Supreme Ceultm of Louisiana,
in the United States Courts and in the Land Ollice
Department of the Government. Special attention
paid to the collection of claims. marl0-n e25
H AVING determined to settle permanently
in Monroe for the purpose of practicing
my pro tession, I can be found at my ofnice
opposit:e the south-eaet cornsr of the public
square, in thi house lately occupied by the
Land Office, at all hours. My family will live
In the same buildir. Having had a very
large experience in all the different branches
of my profession, the treating of children's
teeth and all the diseases of the teeth of adults,
and the extracting of teeth and arranging ar
tificial teeth; I feel justified in saying thatI
am pirepared to do anything in any department
of my profession as well as can be dune any
where, and at reasonable prices.
N. F. McCRAW.
Jan. 6, 1869. nlS"-tf
O. Ia HRLNDOhf. L. V. MXAR-E.-.
H-1ERNDON & MARYE,
Grand Street, Monroe, La,
TPoLL attend to the sale, shipment or storace of
VY cotton, sad to making purchases for planters
and others. Cotton shipped to them will be covered
by ineuranee, unless otherwise instruetod. Policies
efinsurua nce pon reidences. gin-houses and cotton
in tins, isued Upon liberal rates. Liberal advances
made onotto n IenttO them for shipment to their
rtdsin New Ora, New York or Liverpool
e v. . ..t
"ENGAGED IN THE DEFENSE OF AN HONORABLE CAUSE, I WOULD TAKE A DECISIVE PART."-Jums. .
7Tol . 1" ONROE, LOISIANA, NOVEl3BE~R .O, 1869s
jfotels, sC)ooels, C-.
CORNER OF DESIARD & WALNUT STREETS
L. WV. UR~lt-~ 1 TOR, Proprietor.
TrIE ABOVE HOUSE HAS BEEN EN
tireiv repaired, and refitted, and the Pro
prietor promises the public every comfort and
convenience. Board moderate. n2 ly
TRENTON AM HiOTEL
JOIEN NOLE, - - I- P OPRIETOR
TIHE above House, recntly erected and newly
furnished, is now open to the public. The Pro
prietor engages to do all in his power to renude
gnests ronortunable and contented while under hiW
roof. His Bill of Fare will be kept fully zp to the
market and other accommodations maintained in a
style that will insure satisfaction.
A liberal patronage, is respectfully solicit
Trenton la.. Jan. 20. 1867. v2n17
(COIuNEIR OF D..SIAR & TlIRDl STREETS,).
F. L. IHUNSICKEIl, Propt-ieter'
IIHE above named Rl,tel so long and favorably
known throughout the country has been refitted
and newly furnished, and is now complete in every
Th'ie Proprietor pledges himself to spare en efforts
to muake all comfortable who may favor kim with
their patronage. 1: tf
(Opposite Catholic Church and Female Academy,)
MONROE, LA. -
Jl. .J. LE IVIS, PROPIJETOR.
rEtiE Proprietor, formerly of the OU.ACHITA I.
-, HOUSE, informs the public that the
large and commtodious residence of Col. ! "
Robt. Richardson has been purchased ! i
and handsomely furnished, and is now
complete in every particular, as a Eirst Class Hotel
lA nple accommodations, good fare, and conven
ent location. Board reasona;lo net
Onachita Felmale Academy..
T HE FALL SESSION of this Institution
T will open on the Third Monday of Sep
tember. The Rector will be assi-ted by an entire
new cmrps of efficient and experie-nced teach
ers; he, therefore, assures the public, that no
erTort will he spared on the part of himselfand
,assistaints, to render the Academy worthy of
he confidence and support of all who advo
cate a thorough and liberal course of educa
- For further information, aoply for a catalogue
REv. T. B.- LAWSON, RECTOR.
I , nroe, La., Aug. 18, 1869. n47: tf
LO UISIA NA
B ATON ROUGE, LA. Founded and
supported by the State of Louisiana. For
D F. BOYD,
Baton Rouge, La.,Oct. 30 i869. nlS;ly
£lonroc £Uarf)aitics ` rticalts.
ýSDDLE AND RIAxR Ess
I RESPECTFULLY inform my friends and
the public generally, thatI am prepared to
SADDLES, HA rtNESS,
and everything in my line. I- have a good stock
of materials on hand which I will sell at Rea
February 3, 1869. n20:tf
EDWARD BURNETT. CHAs. DONELLY.
BURNETT & DONELLY
BRICKLAYERS AND BUILDERS,
A VING permanently located in Monroe.
offer their services to the people of the
town and vicinity, in the erection of houses
chimneye, walls, tombs, monuments, &c.
Materials will be furnished upon reasonable
terms, when desired, and at short notice.
October 16, 1869. n4 ly
I-NFORMS The public that hle hIas opened
San establishment at the oll Hemker 'stand
on Grand street nearly opeosite thie Courthouse.
Clothing made to order on short notice, and
in the latest style. A good fit guaranteed.
P_.'ticular attention paid to wedding suits.
Catting.cleaning and repairing at reasonable
prices. Give me a trial.
ARCHITECT AND BUILDER,
G ROUND PLANS and Elevations for Cot
J tages, Villas, Suburban residences, ac
companied with specifications, estimates, &c.
All orders in his line of business promptly
August 2, 1869 . na1:tf
Important Information Relative to
NEW ORLEANS, LA;,
Nov. 5, 1869.
Editor of the Telegraph :
Dear Sir--I have just been.
permitted, through the courtesy
of Mr. Anoyo, Clerk of the Con
solidated Land Office here, to
read a recent order from the Com
missioner of the General Land
Office, directing that the Monroe
Land Office be removed to this
city, and that it be incorporated
with the office here. The actual
removal is to date from, and take
effect after the first of December.
The Monroe office was for the
District North of Red River. The
old Greensburg or St. Helena Dis
trict, the South Eastern District
and the South Western District
have heretofore been consolidated
into one and its offi~e located
here. The order referred to now
unites your District with the oth
er three, and throws nearly the
whole State into one large Dis
trict with but one corps of officers.
It will not be long, in all proba
bility, before -the. North Wes-.
tern District whose office is. now
located at Natchitoches, will
also be consolidated with the four
other Districts, and its office as a
consequence removed to New Or-.
leans. Thus this city becomes
the center of the landed interests
of the State. With the State
Land office, these four consoli
.dated Federal Land Offices, and
the Surveyor General's office all
located here, and now- in full and
activeoperation, the people of the
entire State must look to this place
alone for all things in any way
relating to the State and Federal
lands. Perhaps in this connec
tion, it may not be inappropriate
to state for the benefit of your
readers a few of the leading pro
visions of lawi now in force and
aftecting the public lands.
~lhat is known as the Home
stead law, consists of three dis
tinct acts of Congress; the first
two passed during the war, the
last after it. Their dates are, re
spectively, Mai- 20th, 1862, March
21st, 1864, and June 21st, 1866.
The first two never had any ope
ration in the far South, and in the
other States of the Union they
-were never held to exclude the
public lands from other modes of
acquisition. They simply created
a new mode of acquiring title to
the public domain, without, in any
manner repealing or even modi
fying the old manner of obtaining
title by privateentry, by pre-emp
tion, by the location of land
warrants, or any of the other
modes by.which the public lands
were disposed of.
But as soon as the war was
over and discriminations against
States and sections could be in
dulged .'iin ad libitum, Congress
passed the- third Homestead act
which applied expressly only to
the five States named in it, to
wit: Florida, Alabama, Mississip
pi,-Louisiana and Arkansas. This
act declares that from and after
its date, June 21, 1860, the public
lands in the States named, should
not be disposed of in any other
manner than under its provisions.
This was au- odious distinction
against those States unbecoming
the Fe'cderal Legislature and sin
gularly out of place in a statute
otherwise teeming with generosi
ty and wisdom.
But as the Homestead law now
stands it is exceedingly liberal
and generous to all classes of
citizens. Any one over 21 years
I of age, or who, being less, is the
head of a family, may take a
Homestead upon any public land
of the United States. If the lands
are the reserved sections in any
railroad(l grant, then only 80
acres can be taken-otherwise 160
acres may be taken by each per
son. The land is to be first "en
tered" hy the person who desires
to obtain a title-whlich consists
of nothing more than making
aftidavit on the printed forms
that the party desires to take it
in good faith for his own use and
benefit, &c. He then makes out1
his written "application," which
is sent to the Land office with his
~tffidavit and with the proper fees,
where his entry is allowed, if all
things are legal and regular. The
fees do not, in the case of 160
acres, exceed $15. The party is
then allowed six months to make
or commence his improvmeunts.
What they shall be, whether cut
ting a "coon-tree" or "bee-tree,"
or digging fish bait on the land,
*is not expressly stated in the act.
SIf he will hang on though, and
"abide rh well doing," he can, at
the end of five years, claim a
patent from the United States
and dispose of his land at his op
tion. At any time before the ex
piration of five years; even ten
days after filing his application
and affidavit, lie can also obtain
a complete title, and sell his land
if he will come forward and pay
to the government the price at
which the land would be held if
subject to private sale: that is
$2 50 an acre fir Raikhoad lands
and $1 23.per acre for all other.
To effect an entry under the
Homestead acts a party is not 1
required to go to the Laud office
in person. This would be a very
unjust requirement when all the 1
Land offices but one have been
removed to New Orleans. The
party may make out his papers
and send them to a friend or at
torney here, and the matter may
be consummated as effectually as
if the party were personally pres
ent and acting.
The old graduation act was re
pealed in 1862. Under its pro
visions lands were purchased for
cash at a price per acre which,
starting at $1 25, gradually de
creased in proportion to the
lcngthof time thelandhadbeen in
market, until it got as low as 12
cents--at which moderate figures
the diminution ceased. Now,
however, the law has no force or
effect, except so far as proceed
ings may be necessary to perfect
titles obtained under its provis
It is believed that the Home
stead Act of June 21, 1866, which
applies expressly to the five
States before named, and with
draws all lands in them from any
mode of acquisition or disposition
whatsoever save under its peculiar
provisions, will b)e repealed, or so
far modified by Congress at its
coming session, as to place pub
lic lands here upon exactly the
same footing-of the public lands
elsewhere. If that is done, capi
tal, land warrants and other land
scrip, will be free to find invest
.meuts, as of old, in the public
lands, without impairiing any in
terests of the Homestead classes.
The State lands of course are
not affected by the laws above
alluded to. They remain subject
to disposition under the various
State laws rehliting to the .Inter
nal 'Improvement lands, the school
lands and the swamp land grant.
In view of the increasing pros
perity of our State, the rapid rise
in all kinds of lands, the promised
Railroads, and the hoped-for tide
of Chinese labor, the foiegoing.
may be of practical use to many
persons who wish to obtain homes
on the public" domain. Iloping
that it may be so, I have the hon
or to be
Your most obd't serv't,
.r. L. BRADFORD,
No. 18 Royal St., Now Orleans.
The New York Sun publislhes
this, and says it was iever iii
print before: "During the mem
orable battle near Atlanta, on the
22d of July, in which our troops
fought first from one side of their
fortifications and then on the oth
er, a rebel ollicer at the headl of
his men, more darinrg than his
follovwers, succeeded in getting
close up against the Union works,
when a certain stalwart Colonel
of Iowa volunteers, begrinmedl
with the smoke of battle, leaped
from the narrow parapet, anl ex
tending his powerfil arms grasp
ed the gallant rebel by the collar,
hoisted him bodily into the Union
lines, andl sent him to the rear a
prisoner of wvar. The rebel, who
turned out to be Col. Lampley, of
the Forty-fifth Alabama, died a
few weeks afterward of chagrin
at the inglorious way in which he
was captured. The captor was
Col. Belknap, of the Fifteenth
lowa, now Secretary of VWar."
SGen. Lee's College will have
twenty-five newspaper scholar
An Important Deoision.
The Supreme Court of the Uni
ted States has rendered an impor
tant decision in a suit on a note
given in one of the Confederate
States during the war. The prin
ciples of this decision are old in
English law, and the present
application of them recognises
that the authority maintained by
military power which was para
mount in the Confederate States
for more than four years, was the
actual government of the region
it occupied. During this period,
one of the parties to the present
suit gave a note for fifty-five
thousand dollars. But being now
sued for the balance due on it, he
pleads that he promised not to
pay the lawful dollar of the
United States, but the Confeder
ate dollar, which at the time of
the contract was many hundred
per cent. below- par.
This the Court permit, the de
ferndant to show, and limit the
demand of the plaintiff to the
value actually stipulated at the
time the contract was made. The
following points were answered
affirmatively by the Court:
1. Can a contract for the pay
ment of Confederate notes made
during the late rebellion, between
parties residing within the so
called Confederate States, be en
forced at all in the Courts of the
2 Can evidence be receved to
prove that a promise expressed
to be for the payment of dollars
was in fact and for the payman t
of any other than lawful dollars
ot the United States?
3 Does the evidence on the
record establish the fact that the
note for the ten thousand dollars
was to be paid, by agreement of
the parties in Confederate notes?
The general tone of the decis
ion indicates a disposition to sub
stitute law and reason for the
ignorance and passion that have
marked the political treatment of
questions arising out of the late
civil war. The necessity under
which the mass of the Southern
people lay to submit to the Con
federate government is -clearly
recognized by the court; and this
alone exhibits the injustice of the
Radical policy which has found in
the simplest acts of civil obedi
ence to a powerful de facto gov
ernment a pretext for.disfranchis
lug citizens who are in willing
submission -o. the restored author
ity of the Federal Government.
The court declares that the obli
gation of the citizen to that
Government were suspenled in
the region controlled by the
Confederate power, and that civil
obedience to it was a necessity,
though this would not justify acts
of hostility to the United States.
This seems to be not only the
legal, but also the common sense
view of the matter, and it is the
interest of all civilized countries
to maintain these principles
which mitigate the evils of war,
and solve some of the perplexi
ties that attend it.-Phila. Age.
TnE BYRON SCANDAL.- The
strongest proofs against Mrs.
Stowe's calumny have just been
brought to light-a number of
letters written by Lady Byron af
ter her separation from Lord By
ron to Mrs. Leigh, .his lordship's
sister. They are good evidence
that the horrible and disgusting
"true story" of Mrs. Stowe is one
of those periodical scintillations
of malice which have -made Mnrs.
Stowe more notorious than distin
guished. These letters forever
set at rest the foulest outrage
ever perpetrated upon the memo
ry and reputation of the dead. It
is to be hoped that we shall hear
no more from Mrs. Stowe upon
this or any other subject of the
kind for a hundred years.
A few d(lays since, when iMaggie
Mitchell's company was ready to
go on the stage, Mr. Sutton who
was to play the part of the old
man "!Mortimer," received a tele.
gram that his mother was dead.
The play went on, and soon the
cheeks of Miss Mitchell and Mr.
Sutton were bathed in genuine
tears, but the audience little
knew the reality of the grief
Miss MIitchell's mother died only
ai short time since.
Rata of Aof erwt5t.
ost square, eight Rie.a or lnas, (td alm
pes) irrt iertion ......................
S benilpatro t t made for ad asrtii eg by the year
Cards of a e hgoel oves.-wheu admimible
will he charge double our regular advestisg atee
All advertleetents sent to thielcloe, whbn not
otherwise ordered, will be inserted .till forbid" and
Narsd n o quare counted w we., but they
will be charged. a whole pquas. inn er istance.
When displayed, alladvoejsmentewlll be charged
by measurement, and not by the number of lines.
Obituary and Marriage notites will be charged as
,1 Profeseional cards $90 per annaum 6 monthe
12,o0, 1n advaneo.
THos M clirru, Rag., *s the 'duly autbhorised
agent for the Telegraph in New Orleans
ý Agents wanted throughout the Sie to whom
a iera per cent, wil be paid out of all money re
Setlved by them.
Importance of an Honest Census for
The New York World says: "If
the census next year be accurate
ly and fully taken, so that its
figures, whatever they may tprove
to be, can be safely accepted as
being completely authentic, they
will furnish an invaluable basis
for the legislation of the next ten
years; but if the work be slurred
over, slovenly' performed, or in
trusted to dishonest or incompe
tent-persons, so as to permit sus
picion to arise of either its good
faith or of its complete accuracy,
it will turn out to be of little val
ue, and will serve for little more
than an additional monumegt of
the imbecility and treachery of
our present rulers."
There is no doubt of the cor
rectness of these 'views. 'But
then, how is it possible fpr a;cor
rect census to be taken by the
Radical party, and under the
existing order of things?. I the
first place, it is doubtful whether
they really desire one. If it
could by any possibility abridge
the power -of their party, they.
certainly do not, and will -takp no
steps to secure a faithful psti
Secondly, how is it posibhie, in
view of the agents to be useddfor
the purpose- at the South, for .the
census to be correct? The Ad
ministration is restricted in its
appointments of census-takers in
the Southern States to a e rpo
ral's guard of mercenary natives,
a few straggling carpet-bag ad
ventures from the North, and the
negroes. Is it possible for it to
secure capacity and fidelity rom
these classes for every State,
county and township of the South,
or even one-half of them? We
think it is not, and that if Con
gress does not enlarge the Sphere
for the selection of Government
officials, and the President show
a more tolerant and independent
spirit toward that class of our
people, known in Government
parlance as "Rebels," the coming
census will not only be unrelia
ble as a truthful estimate, but the
ground-work of all manner of po
" Pope Pius IX, is now 77 years
of age, and he has been Pope 23
years. He is described as a vig
orous old man, of most benevolent
and venerable aspect. Personal
ly.he is extremely popular with
almost all classes of his people.
He is said to be a man of blame
less life and the best possible in
tentions, but he adheres to the
ideas of the past, both political
and theological, with a tenacity
most wonderful to witness, espe
cially to his power as a temporal
sovereign. He is a man of the
simplest manners and habits.
Berdan the sharpshooter of xhe
war, is in St. Petersburg, build-
ing an immense armory for the
manufacture of his breech-load
ing rifle, which has been adopted
by that government as the p;a
tional arm. While that establish
ment is in progress, Colt's Armo
ry at Hartford, Ct., is almost
wholly employed in making the
God bless Maryland ! Not only
has that brave little State given
a clear Democratic majority in
every county, but it has elected
a Democratic legislature clear
through. Not a single Radical
will contaminate the legislative
halls of Mary laud with his unhal
A fellow who successfully pass
ed himself off as a french Count
in New York five years ago, and
set hundreds of silly hearts -iBt
tering, now keeps a lager beer
saloon on Sixth avenue.
There is a revolution in progress
in the Mormon Church, the Mor
mons are only waiting for Brig
ham to die to carry out their con
The Queen of Prussia orders
$500 to every woman in the king
dom that has given birth to twelve
There never was but .one Irish
. Mormon, dtnd it killedl him; and na
iM ormon Irish-woman never was