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cQ14J1'i IA., LA.,
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A. L. SLACK,
MON ROE, LA.
DRACTICES in the Parish and District Courts os
onachbta Parish, Monroe; Morehouse .rjish.
mastrop; Franklin Parish, WTinnsboro.
oeroee, Aug. se6. 1868. 5:17
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-ellt and Catahoula Parishes, in the .Suprelo Court
c Mouroe. and Uo. S. Courts.
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Lan Olice at Monroe. and the Land Ultico DIparot
mest of the Genoral Government. Lun:tf.
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H AVING determined to settle permanently
in Monroe for the purpose of practicing
--y pro tession, I can be fo'Ind at my office
*pposit'e the south-east corner of the public
-qeare, in the house lately occupied by tlv
-and Ortice, at all hours. My family will live
i_ the same building.. Having had a very
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of my profession, the treating of children's
teeth and all the diseases of tihe teeth ofadults,
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tificial teeth; I feel justified in saying that I
am prepared to do anything in any department
So=f my profession as well as can be done any
where, and at reasonable prices.
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HERNDON & MARYE,
GEnaRAL COMMISSION AND
Grand Street, Montoe, La,
·'.-TILL attend to the sale, shipment or sItrace oe
VY cotton, and to making purchases for planters
be'd others. Cotton shipped to thlem will be eomvered
hr insurance, unless otherwise instructemd. 1',liicin
insnrance upon resIdences, gin-,houesm and cottn
Stm insn issued upon lineral rates. Lioeral advanccs
e on otton sent to them for shipment to their
Or~easi'i New lr York or Liverpool
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prietor promises the public every comfort and
convenience. Board moderate. n2 ly
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HE above House, recently erected and newly
furnished, is now open to the public. The Pro*
prietor engages to do all in his power to render
guests comfortable andl contented while under hit
roof. His Bill of Fare will be kept fully up to the
manket and other accommodations maintained in a
style that will insure satisathtion.
A liberal patronage is respectfully solicit
Trenton La.. Jan. 20.1867. v2nl7
(CORLNE OF DSRIAhD & THIRD STREETS,)
J. L. HENSICKER, Proprietor.
THE above named Butel so long and favorably
I known throughout the country has been refitted
and newly furnished, and is now complete in every
The Proprietor oledges himself to spare no efforts
to make all cmfortable who may favor kim with
thair patronage. 1: tf
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(Opposit( Catholic Ghurch and Female Academy,)
.M. . LE IW'IS, PROPRIETOR.
rltitE Proprietor, formerly of the OdACHIT~ A
I HOUSE, inlorma the public that the
large and commodions residence of Col.
Rlobt. Richardson has been purchased
and handsomoely furnished, and is now
comillete hi every particular, as a First Class Hotel
A mple accommodations, good tare, and conven
eut location. Board reasonable n28
Onachita Female Academy.
T HE FALL SESSION of this Institution
will open on the Third Monday of Sep
tember The Rector will be assisted by an entire
new corps of efficient and experirenced teach
ers; he, therefore, assures the public, that no
effort will be spared on the part of himself and
as-istants. to render the Academy worthy of
he confidence and support of all who advo
cate a thorough and liberal course of educa
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I RESPECTFULLY inform my friends and
the public generally, thatI am prepared to
and everything in my line. I-have a good stock
of materials on hand which I will sell at Rea
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EDWARD BURNETT. CHAS. DONELLY.
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H AVING permanently located in Monroe,
offer their services to the people of the
town and vicinity, in the erection of houses,
chimneys, walls, tombs, monuments, &c.
Materials will be turnished upon reasonable
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October 16, 1869. n4 ly
INFORMS The public that he has opened
an establishment at the old Hemknr stand
on Grand street nearly oprosite the Courthouse.
Clothing made to order on short notice, and
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Particular attention paid to wedding suits.
Cutting, cleaning and repairing at reasonable
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AUDITBON AND DANIEL BOONE.
In the recently published "Life
of Audubon," is an account of an
interview with Daniel Boone, the
Kentucky Pioneer, at Frankfort
in that State:
"While at the town of Frank
fort (about the year 1812,) Audu
bon had an opportunity of seeing
the celebrated Daniel Boone
"barking squirrels," or, in a less
technical phrase, driving them
out of their places by firing into
the bark of the tree immediately
beside the position they crouch
into. Audubon went out with
Boone to see the sport, and writes:
We walked out together, and
followed the rocky margins of the
Kentucky river until we reach a
piece of flat land thickly covered
with black walnuts, oaks and
hickories. As the mast was a
good one that year, the squirrels
were seen gamboiling on every
tree around us. My companion,
a stout, hale, athletic man, dress
ed in a homespun hunting shirt,
.barelegged and moccasined, car
ried a long and heavy rifle, which
as he was .loading it, he said had
proved efficient in all his under
takings, and which he hoped
would not fall on this occasion,
as he felt proud to show me his
skill. The gun was wiped, the
powder measured, the ball patch
ed with six hundred thread, and
the charge sent home with a hick
We moved not a step from the
place, for the squirrels were so
numerous that it was unnecessary
to go after them. Boone pointed
to one of these animals which had
observed us, and was crouched
on a branch about fifty paces dis
tant, and bade me mark wyell the
spot where the ball should hit.
He raised his piece gradually un
til the bead (that being the name
given by the Kentuckians to the
sight) of the barrel was brought
to a line with the spot which he
intended to hit, and fired.
I was astounded to find that
the ball had hit the piece of bark
immediately beneath the squirrel
and shivered it to splinters, the
concussion produced by which
had killed the animal, and sent it
whirling through the air, as it
had been blowed up.
The snuffing of a candle with a
ball I had an opportunity of see
ing near the banks of Green river,
not far from a large pigeon roost,
to which I had previously made a
visit. I heard many reports of
guns during the early part of
a dark night, and knowing them
to be those of rifles. I went to
ward the spot to ascertain the
cause. On reaching the place I
was welcomed by a dozen of tall,
stout men, who told me they were
exercising for the purpose of en
abling them to shoot under night
at the reflected light from the eye
of a deer or a wolf by torchlight.
At a distance of fifty paces
stood a lighted candle, badly dis
tinguished in the darkness. One
man was placed within a few
yards of it, to watch the effects of
the shots, as well as to light the
candle, should it chance to go out,
or repair it should the shot cut it
Each marksman shot in his
turn. Some never hit either the
snuff or the candle. One of them,
who was particularly expert, was
very fortunate, and snuffed the
candle three times out of seven,
whilst 1all the other shots either
put out the candle, or cut it im
mediately under the light."
SAMJO - HE MOVES SOUTH
WARD.---A writer in the New
York Tribnne says that for some
tinime past the trains going South
from Richmond have been "crowd
ed with colored people emigra
ting to the cotton, rice and sugar
co~ntry," and he adds:
"The movement of the negroes
to the tar South, under the in
ducements of a more genial cli
mate and high wages, is assum
ing large proportions. They do
not all go directly to the cotton
field or sugar plantations--five
hundred, for instance, being call
ed for, and rapidly responding, to
work on the Chattanooga rail
Little Rock, Pine Bluff and New Or
The vital importance of this sub
ject, both to the present and
future welfare of our country, jus
tifies ap mands all the attention
which il~ y be in our power to
give. In our last number we al
luded to eligibility of the route,
the immense improvment to the
country, and the smallness of the
cost of the construction of the
above, on Thl:line from Pine Bluff,
112 miles due south, by Monticel
lo and.Hamburg. Also;, the prac
ticably, the inaccessible region of
country through which it will
pass, the smallness of the benefit
resulting to the public, and the
immense cost of the construction
of the above road on the line from
Pine Bluff to Vicksburg, desig
nated as the level road.
Thesb facts appear so conclu
sive, that it ought not to require
anything more than a candid,
impartial investigation of the lo
cation of the country, its great
resources and its immediate wants,
to satisfy any unprejudiced mind
of their actual existence.
Notwithstanding these points
are so very obvious to every citi
zen in the counties of Drew, Ash
ley Bradley, Union, Calhoun and
Dallas, yet their best efforts will
avail nothing unless they are
dictated and confirmed by the in
dividuals composing the controll
ing power of the enterprise. It
seems that the whole object to be
accomplished by the construction
of the level road, and the only
argument that ever has or ever
can be used in its favor, is, that
it will reclaim a large quantity of
The building, of railroads for
the purpose of reclaiming over
flowed land is surely an invention
of the present age, and that it be
made profitable or beneficial to
the public interest is certainly a
discovery of recent date.- The
building of the levee road would
no doubt enable a few capitalists
to settle and cultivate large farms
and to ship their produce with
great facility to cities at a dis
tance, at which they would sell
the same and purchase their en
tire supplies for supporting their
farms, by which course their pat
ronage would aid in building up
the trade of the cities at a -dis
tance and impoverish our own
country. So great is the anxiety
to improve and build up the
country, that we think that the
voters in this county would vote
in favor of levying a tax (although
there is some complaint of high
taxes) were it necessary, and
could they be assured that it
would be applied to the construc
tion of the road from Pine Bluff
by Monticello and Hamburg.-
And if any steps were taken that
would give any assurance of its
construction, the citizens of Lou
isiana will act inmmnediately, and
continue the road from the state
line, direct to New Orleans. We
cannot say at present, but for the
sake of the interest involved, we
suggest, entreat and urge our
leading men to examine the mer
it of the points to which we al
lude.-Hambburg (Ark.) Times.
The ten largest libraries in the
United States are as follows:
Library of Conigress 183,000 vol
umnes, Boston Public Library
153,000, Astor Library, New York,
138,000; Harvard Library, Cam
bridge, 118,000; lMercantil Libra
ry, New York, 104,500; Athen
aenm Library, Boston, 100,000;
Philadelphia Library, 85,000; New
York State Library, Albany, 76,
000; New York Society Library,
57,000; Yale College, 50,000.
The fashionable wife of our day
is a good deal like a musquito in
your room after bed time. You
never can tell exactly where it is
by its song, and you are ever in
an agony of suspense as to where
and when its bill is going to be
One portion of the financial
policy of the Administration is at
last agreed upon, and that is
a recommendation against any
change in the Internal Revenue
system, which will reduce the rate
What will We do with our Victory?
ALBATY, November 6.-Gov
ernor Hoffman last night, in the
course of his speech, in response
to a serenade by the "Jackson
I notice that most of the Radi
cal papers in Albany and New
York are asking, "What will they
do. with it ?-that is the victory ?"
I am hardly disposed to tell them
just yet. I prefer to give them a
little time to digest the returns;
and when these are fully digested
we propose to give them some in
formation as to what we will do
with it. In my observations I
have found that knowledge sud
denly acquired is never very pro
fitable. But I will tell their in
general terms one or two things
we propose to do. We propose
to make the legislature of the
State of New York honest, and
that is what they have not done
in some time. We propose to use
the-legislature for the purpose of
promoting the interests of the
mass of the people, and not the
interests of the few, which the
Radicals have not done in a long
time. The Evening Journal has
stated that for many years there
have been a few men in the - re
publican legislatures who can be
bought. WVe will show them that
in a democratic legislature there'
will be none of that kind. We
propose to give to the people of
the State of New York, all over,
the right of self-government. We
propose to abolish such laws as
infringe opon the rights of locali
ties and secure to them the right
to govern themselves. We will
not abolish such laws and give
the people something worse, but
will give them better laws. We
propose to make the State ofNew
York and the government in all
its branches thoroughly demo
cratic. I am aware of the res
ponsibilities this victory imposes
on .me as executive of this State.
I realize their magnitude, and I
will not say I have no fear of
them. But by the help of the
people and their representatives,
and all the good counsel I can
get, I hope, in my sphere, to so
discharge its duties that the peo
ple will approve my action. I
believe that the legislature, which
is about to assemble and legislate
on the affairs of this great State,
will act with such wisdom and
discretion as to show to the peo
ple of the 'State and country that
the democracy of this State can
be as moderate in the hour of
victory as they have been patient
in the hour of defeat. We will
be discreet and tolerant; we will
recognize lionest men among our
adversaries; we will deal justly,
act honorably, and promote the
great interests of the people of
the State of New York who has-e
demanded and worked a change.
Mosny.-Those who know Col
Mosby personally, will bear testi
mnny to the fact that he is one of
the most quiet, unobtrusive gen
tlemen they ever met. The soul
of honor, and a very pink of chiv
alry. Those who served under
him will also bear testimony to
the fact that he uniformerly re
fused to permit the share his men
pressed him to receive, to be so
awarded. His object was, as the
Warrenton Index well says, not
to enrich himself but to benefit
his cause and country. We are
told by the same authority that
when he captured the two Pay
nmasters of the Federal army with
their $152,000 in greenbacks, on
the train of the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad, he never fingered
one single note. The whole went
amlong the men alnd subordinate
otfficers of his command. Is such
a man a "highway robber?"
SAD ACOIDET. -Hon. James
3ussey on MIonday morning, pas
sing from his door step to the
pavement, on his way to open
court, fell, his crutches slipping
and broke his left leg, just below
the knee. He has suffered a good
deal. We are glad to learn, how
ever, that he is rapidly recoveir
in g. lie will problably not be
able to hold court for several
wccks.-C!onscrvat i c.
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Cards of a samml iar aa dr ilid I r.
Will bedo doubl oa regular advertisig rta-s
AU adveriaemamate mat t whe e
Otherwise ordered, will be masirsd " rII obd" sad
l btres0d ases , - t they
wfi be ohaurgled a whole oquarem in ever iaataare.
When displayed, alladvertiseentewil be earged
by moeuaremen _d net by the number of lims.
bult y ad Marriage noties will be chbarged a
. Profesaodal cards glO per annum; 6 motbe
inqJO i advance.
Toa Ycer.ýra, Ezq.. i te 'duly anthorasd
agent fmo the n,1sgrssA in i0r Orleana
aJp geants wanted throughout the Stare to who
a toeral per cent. will be paid out of ad mos ya r-p
aeived h them a.
WENDELL PmLIPB 0N THE
ELECTrIONS, - Wendell Phillips,
"the man who furnishes the Be
publican party with brains," is
out with a characteristie double
leaded editorial in the Anti-Sla
very Standard on the recent elec
tions. He says:
We are floating' away from the
keen and angry devotion to the
one great question of the war
the negro. " " " Temporary
mischief will result. Several of
the Southern States, most of them
will fall at that into rebel hands.
*" The Administration is
guilty of cruel neglect The gar
ment, whose skirts are full of in
nocent blood, shed by its prede
cessor, it has voluntarily put on.
* *" It needs no future htur
to show that it has.broken a na
tion's pledges to the loyal men of
the South, and basely left thet,
unshielded, to their enemies. No
financial success will ever give
such idle's and fops, the eredit'of
statesmen. Treacherous, selfs
betrayers of those who trusted
them; guilty of blood, and as
having slattered away the noblest
opportunities-this will be the ze
cord of their histor3.
PETTY THIEVING IN HIGH
PLACES.--One of the boldest
pieces of petty thieving perpe
trated under authority from
Washington, during the past year,
was that involved in Senator
Ramsey's mission to Paris, under
pretense of negotiating a new
postal treaty. The negotiation
failed, of course, but Ramsey has
had his free trip to Eu'rope, ar a
cost of some nine thousand dol
lars in gold. We have bad a reg
ular Minister to France all--this
time, and as he has nothing at all
else to do, it would certainly have
been possible for him to learn
that Imperial Government would
not accept the terms Ramsey was
sent out to offer: for that knowl
edge could have been had at any
moment for the asking. The
whole affair is in the last degree
scandulous; and, if so many other
Congressmen had not spent the
summer in disporting themselves
at the people's expense, we should
expect that the two Houses would
unite in a formal vote of censure
upon a proceeding so palpably
The venerable Rear Admiral
Charles Stewart, of Ironsides,
Constitution frigate Fame, died
in Bordentown, New Jersey, on
Sunday, the 7th instant, in the
ninety-second year of his age.
He entered the navy as lieuten
ant on the 9th day of March, 1798,
his term of service (seventy-one
years) exceeding that ot any oth
er man ever connected with the
The Avalanche publishes a list
of persons residing in Tennessee,
who, it states, Gen. Ames has im
ported as managers of the elec
tion in Mississippi. Is charges
contemplated fraud in the interest
of the radicals by Gen. Ames, and
calls upon the authorities at
WVashington to interpose and pre-.
vent it, and upon the people of
Mississippi to be on theik guard.
The ladies manage the hair
question much better now than
the men did in Absaloni's time.
If one of the blessed angels of our
day happens to tangle her hair in
the branches of a tree, the hair,
and not the woman, gets hung.
A colored preacher in Georgia
can be heard two miles when he
gets warmed up to his work.
If he is like some of his color
in this section he can be smelled
twice as far..
Puffing and blowing are often
considered as synonomous terms.
You will discover a difference,
however, if instead of puffing a
man up you should blow him up.
If brevity is the soul of wit,
what a vast amount of fun is in
the tail of a fashionable coat.
The most popular author with
Motto for an old bachelor-Ie
just and fear knot,
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