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PWULISUKD gyIl=Y SATURDAY AT 59RW.A451ToC1 AL I4 ? Tori5 s or t I~baciJ4nTJl. 2be f L rates of subsoription will be rigidly arn oo. @1e year - - - -x.0 e copy, ait mouth's - - - 2.00 ?ýYilLi e lls .. 10 'seetiO. 1 as~~silacuusive neuw cash saboribrir, M '"-ýý' im - iif ~rlU beoaettled to s 55b701 ""ý 1f UOa U" gratis, for one year. W 5abssiptisa price dgesriobfr in advance. - aphesso~al £afrbe. Dr. D. H3. Key, TRENTON, LA., . fld at his office ever the Drug Marsh 8, 1869. n24:1Om Da. R. D. WHYTE H AS resumed the practice of Medicine and offers his services to the citizens of Treton .qd vicinityX. baik overthip Drug Store. - Jeamary 80. '68 I a lderkood £ Richardse, . IAVXING assolated themselves in the practice of LA .dieaie and Surgery, offer their services to. hh' sitse of Monroe ana vicinity.. They can _Wilsi4, Wheln not professipnallv engaged, at their its the Catholic Church, at aiLhours, la -4 elal attention given to Chronie Surgical ehr.e.Jane 2 1558. v'n37:chv3n40:I V COLi.TMBIA, LA., WILL praC e in all the courts of the 12th Jndi ali Distrit n7-tf a*sla GARRerTT. FRANKLLu GARRETT. GAORRETT &8 GARRETT'F., ATTORNEYS AT LAW Grier Wood and St. John Streets, (Opposite Recorder's Office,) N1AeS ...................... OJLo tIAr A. Aegast 5. 1868. n46-tf A. L. SLACK, MON ROE, LA. Ij "CTCUES in the Parish and District Courts as Oahitai. Parish, Monroe; Morehouse Parish, s ;e . Pranklin Pariah, Winnaboro. MY rse. Au(. 3e. 1868. 5:17 N. .icsADasox. JAS. D. McENEaT. RICtARDSON A McENERY, .ttAr teYs at ILf.w MONROE, LA. BjA&CTICE in all the parishes of North T.onislana, LIa }G itsre5s _rr t at Monroo~ the Federal S d .. isR i the Land Olhce Dopartment of the ee Goverament. o19-tf 5e0s UDSUlUswT. . SD. M'EsERY. J..& 8. ID. McENERY, MONROE, LA. ASCTKCN in the Parish and District Courts of l sehiia, Morehousen, rauklin, -Ilohl:und. Cald wellead Cetalhonla Parishes, in the Supremo Court r M em. and U. 8. Courts. SPartonlar attention pald to business in the L i 5Osrwat Monroe, and the Land Offic Delpart mSnt$f the General Government. - n17:t. C. P. mOeaRISs. W. W. FARMER. Merrison & Farmer, ATTORNEYS AT LAWV, Monroe. La., Will practice is the Parish and District CenMe a the Parishes ofOnachita, Morehouse, Papwklia, Caldwell, and Union. Alse is the Supreme Court of Louisiana end li the United States Courta. s41:v " W. r. aeiuse. a. C. cons. ATTORNEYS' AT LAW, AoMrae, Li, Will practice In the Courts of the 12th Judi sial District, computed of the parishes of More heouse, Ouachita, Caldwell, Catahoula and Franklin. And also in the Parishes of Jackson and union. . v4 n32 S .. wos l herdso, .b. W. Tremnso, ............ .................. ICJEDRDSO.'r JEJfISO.A", ATTORNEYS AT LAW, MdONIC EJi, LTA, PRACTICE lathe Courts of Catahonls, Caldwell. rakani. Onsohite, Morehouse, Richlaud. Carroll sd ladison. in the Supreme Ceurti of Louisiasna, is the siited States Courts and in the Laud Office Department of the Government. Special attention paid to the oolseton oflllts5m. mnarl0.n e25 DENTAL I1OTICE. H AVING determined to settle permanently , in, Monroe for the purpose of practicing a' any pro testiin, I can be fornd at my office eppolttethesouth-east corner of the public quaet, in th. house latelf occupied by the landOflce,at all hours. My family will live Ia the saute building. Having had a very Iargeexperienee in all the diferent branches Iof my profesioon, the treating of children'sr teeth.ed all tledlseeaes of the teeth of adults, and th extracting of teeth and arranging ar cial teeth I feeIjustified in saying that I m prepazd to delaytiing in any department f my profession as well as can be done any. hero, and at reasonable prices. - N. F. McCRAW. o. 6, 1869. nl6:tf '~ I. ZRD. L. V. hMARYR. * BEHRNDON & MARYE, GElERAL COMMISSION AND STORAGE MERCHANTS, . a d Street, Monroe, La, eL attoen t to the sale, shipment or storage of eotton, sa to maLnw punrhases for planters Sethere. f eton shineI to them will be coverod Inseranee, tnleiss erWiso instructed. Policies saurano. upn residences, gin-houses and cotton as leaned. upon libral rates. Liberal advances enotio eent to them for shipment totheir r:' .Ioand, e New ork or Liverpol :;52 t S "ENGAGED IN THE DEFENSEK OF' AN HONORABLE CAUSE, I WOULD TAKE A DECISIVE PART."-Juamus. VOL. V. MONROE, LO_'ISIAlNA, DE(EMBER 4, 18s69 NO- 11. eottle, cyol)e, .ac. ..... a- - ia--- ----"a -if- -,i, .... CORNER OF DNSIARI & WALEUT STREETS ioilORBoE, LA.. L. T IG . 3fG H-TRG OR. *Proprietor. !THE AK.lOHOIfE HAS BEEN EN tirely repaired, and refitted, and the Pro prieti. .promises.the ,publla -every comufortand cojyentence. Board moderate. n2 ly . TRENTON HOTEL jtoti W'OiLe. ---T-- RoPRIE TORa THBU above 'House,.meently erected and newly furnished, is now open to the pnblic. -he -Pro. prietor engages t e o l In his power to render guests comfoltable and Contented while undetr his roof. His ll f Fare will, be- kelpt fully up to the market and other aeeomnmodlatioa m.aintguipp in a atyle-thltt will inatRe satisfaction. A liberal patrona ge is respectfully solicit Treptn: .s.,Jan.201 ..; 1 -:. " vnV Ouachita Iouse, cpcassa R palsAIp a rmas-erTEEara,) -MONROE, LAI. J. L.. hINSiIKE- , . roprietor. THE above named Hotel so long and favorably 1 known thronughout theeoppatty hap been refitted and newly furnished, and Is now complete in every department. Tuhe Proprietor ege imaael!tq are no efforts to make all comfoo sblew - or Lim with their patronage. t1: tf LEWIS. HOUSE, (Opjposat CaOousc Cahurch ad Ferels Acadeay,) - MONROE, LA. .T1. J. LE 'I"S, PROPRIETOR. rlIHE Proprietor, formerly of the OVTAOCHIA a. HOUSE, informs the public that the large and commodious residence of Col. Robt. Richardson has been purchased a5 and handsomely furnished, and is now complete in every particular, at a First Class Hotel Ample accommodations, good. fare, and conven eat location. Board reasonable n28 Ouachita Feimale- Acdein;y. HE FALL SESSION of this Institution will open on the Third Monday bf Sep tember. The Rector will be assisted by an entire new corps of efficient and experienced teach ers; he, therefore, assures the public, tht.-no effort will be spared on the part of himself and assistants, to render the Academy worthy of he confidence and support of all who advo cate a thorough and-liberal- course of editca~ l tlion. For further information, apply for a catalogue to RIEV; T. B.-I;A WRSON, RECTOR. Monaroe, La., Aug. 18, 1869. n47: tf SOU40ISANA-A stae SerxtiI r'3- ' -OF MILITARY ACADEMY, BATON -ROUGE; LA. Founded and& supported by the State of Louisiana.--Foy' particulars, address D F. BOYD, Superintendent. Baton Rouge, La.,Oct. 30 1869. nl16;ly AooM e ~tUar)anics ¶1rtiearn;. SADIDLE AND I1ARiNEýS SHOP. I RESPECTFULLY inform my fiiends and the public generally, that! am prepared to imani facture SADDLES, HARNESS, and everythirig in my line. I -have a good stock of material0s on hand which I will sell at Rea sonable Prices. PETER EZELIUIS. February 3, 1869. nSO:tf EDWARD BURNETT. CHA8. DONELLY. BURNETT & DONELLY BRICKLAYERS AND BUILDERS; GRAND STREET. 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 furnished upon reasonable terms, when desired, and at short notice. October 16, 1869. . n4 ly HENRY GEHBAUER, Ia2erchasn.t 'Tailor, HONROE, LP. rNFORMS ''he public that he has opened San establishment at the old Hemklo stand on Grand street nearly opposite the Courthouse. Clothing made to order on short notice, and in the latest style. A good fit guaranteed: Particular attention paid to wedding suite. Cutting, cleaning and repairing at reasonable prices. Give me a trial. nS6:9m Ed. 1EFcTKitrick ARCIIITECT AND BUILDER, M1onroe, La. ( ROUND PLANS and Elevations for Cot L tagos, Villas, Suburban residences, ac companied w~th specifications, estimates, &c. All orders in his line of business promptly attended to. August , 1869.. . n46:tf The San Domingo Affair. From Washington we have an intelligible (and, we have reason to believe, an authoritative) ex planation of the San Domingo affair. It seems that President Grant, through a member of his military -staff and other commis sioners, has been negotiating Since last July with Baez and his cabine.t for the cession to the United States of that part of San Domingo under Baez's control- I an area of from " fifteen to -twenty thousand square miles, populated by. about 160,000 souls. The eon ,ditions stated are that the" United ,tates shall, assume' the debt of San Domingo, amounting-~to-over a million of doHars; that the peo fie of the country shall -be -per I numitted to vote upon the. terms t agreed upon between- " the two 1 governmentsg and that them United- t States shall in the meantime as- r sume. a quasi- protectorate, over I the country, sustaining Baez and I his cabinet in. power, preserving public- order, and preventing out- t side interference. - - - --The -ecent tepature of the 1 United --States steamer' Albany, with three commissioners on board, the.-reinforcement of the United States squadron -in the - West- In dies by other vessels; -and the instructiois given to- the com mander of that squadron, are said t to be intended, not/for a purpose-l of -coercing the Dominicans and "1 taking- premature possession of 1 the island, but -to preserve the presenti situation until after the I negotiations are concluded.- It I -remains to be seen- whether this - honest intention will be carried out; whether the majority of the -Dominicaus-are really so anxious as reported to - surrender them selves to the jurisdiction -of the United States; and whether corn plications will arise with Spain l :and -the Spanish naval ,force i those waters which may urge- for- ' 1ward a-:premaiture occupation -of c the- island by the- United States |: forces.-N. Y. World - - The Political Situation in North I S - - arolina. - Things do not appear to be. im proving in North .Carolina. -The negro militia, which was quar- . tered -in. Wake County,y, not far t f'om Raleigh, is. still there, -and i Itsdepredations and outrages up on the- surrounding country are of an atrocious character. The Gov ernor said:-the militia was-sent f there by an ignorant -magistrate,-. without his knowledge or sand tiop, and that he- would . disperse: them. "--But he has, as yet, done- -c 'pothing, and the number is daily j increasing.. The cause of the trouble -appears to be that the ITnion League, mainly composed of blacks, has become an -organ ized band of : rogues, who plun der far rand wide, under assurance t from carpet-bag judges that steal ing is no offence in a -negro. t 1his sort- of law -naturally indue- t ed all who had any property- to -take -its preservation into their - own hands, and, when they could, to -punish those who invaded their rights:. This-.natural -result was probably expected and desired- by' the carpet-baggers-a-s affording ai plausible pretext- for calling out i the militia. Be this as it -may,- a i very sad state of things exists; E violence on one side has provok ed violence on the other, and b both parties disregard the law. From what we hear of Governor Holden, we think he is disposed t6 do all he can to bring about1 peace'by qciiet means, and to re vive a better state of feeling. But he is masrtered by circum stances. he novel- administta tiQi of justice by. carpeb-bag I Sutlges, by which theiving is en couraged aind all personal proper ty ddprived 6f the protection of lak, must-go fr to baffle his of forts.--oji~-mnd W hig. 'A lady in Louisville, Ky., was robbed by a fAllow who secreted himself in her chamber until she had retired. The box containing her jewelry and that containing her rouge were just alike, and the thief took the wrong box. She looked pale on discovering her loss, but her color came again the next day. The Marriage Tie. The recent decisions in New York, holding men to simulated contracts of marriage, have pro duced some alarm among a class of persons who have heretofore looked upon that kind of decep tion as. involving no serious lia bilities. Two ca'ses are cited which bear a strong resemblance to that recently passed upon by Judge Cooley. The New. York Elerald has the following stat0 ment of these cases: . The defendant admitted the abandonment,.. but denied- the marriage. "The parties had been livIng' in- Drook 'n. The plan} tiff's ease was that A' mnarriage having - been agreed upon b tween them, and the usual-prepa- rations having been made on bej part, she met the defendant (1867' by appointment in' Tew York. and that while they were 'riding together ii a earriage in thel'i defendant placed a ring upon her finger, saying,' "This is- your wedding ring. .We Vo_~P .m rie. We'ar'e married just as much as Charles is to his wife, (referring to his brother and sister-in-law.). I will liv with' yuu aind 'tame care of you al th daysa of my.life as my wife." 'That to this she as sented, and. that accordingly. as inian and wvife they. lived together till his abandonment of her-.iu August' last; and that shotly.be-. fore the albandoument heinudueed her to sigfi a paper, drawn., by. -aiizielf, statjng that ao maciage. cerepmotny ~ad been-. perfemed between them. . . The defendant, on hisexamina. tion, put in the plea that he never .agreed to.take the plaintiff as hisa wife; that it was agreed she should dive with him as his mistress and :that h~ should pass,her off as his Wife; that, he. gave .her, the wed- . ding ring ,.p . to deceive Alter peopte :and to avoid suspici~n, as he feared' if disc~6-ered ih .heir boarding house that they were. riot mariried they woitd be turned out. "The e was no pretence.tha;t up "-to th "time of the alfoged marriage the plaintiff was. no, . blateldss in her condiuct. ' J udge Barnard, after reaviewing the evilenc~, the tiv, the author- ities' hi-d' the precedenits 'bearin~g upoh'tEiis 'case, 'declared liiseff satisfied tliht an Actual niarriage was contraeted' bItween tihe par ties, and that if the dief$giplt,. While endeavoring to acopnrT the ruin of a virtueois girl ,blV n dered into "mxtrimno~ he has no. 'one buit himself to 'blame. The Judge frthther' remarked. that "if thbe practice is as commocn as the idefendant 'alleges 'of men passing off their mistresses as their wives, and allowing "them to bear their names without any marriage con tract, it is.time they. should learn the risk to which they expose themselvesin 'thus trifling with the marriage institutioni and'the good order of society:" that there' should be a decree declaring -the plaintiff the lawful wife of'the defendant, and adjudging a limit ed divorce and : alimony, with costs ,and' reasonable -exptrfses. Judge lFithian's recent 4coision in the case of Durand vs. Durtnd is of-the same character; and these' examples' are, at this time of gen eral lawlesfnessc to-be-espeieally commended, 'and they -will meet the endorsement of all hou.st men, in view of the good effect they will surely-have as a wartrrng to the whole tribe of grceless ad vent'rers disposed to "trifle'wth the maruria~g intituttin and' the good ordek of society."' ItriTs- hih 'tidme, indeedy that, in regar'~ to t-le marriagoe intixtitont; the 'litie should be drawn between- the laws of New Yoik aud'the license of Chicago, and in this Bissel ease we have it broadlIyTand clearly defined. The Rochester Advertiser says: "General Belknap got acquainted with his wife by capturing her brother, who was a rebel officer." The brother was probably one of the soldiers General Belknap used to snatch out of Confederate breast-works by the collar of tihe coat in the very thickest of the light, O Stoephien A Douglas. HOW HE LOOKED, DRE8D, AND AOTED IN HIS YOUTH. Stephen A. Douglas first came to reside in Springfield, Ill., some time in April, 1837. He had al ready served one term in the Legislature, and had then recent ly been appointed by President Van Buren, Register of the Land o·fice of that place. At the. date above mentioned he was a little, active, wiry fellow, about' five feetr and weighed not more than 140 pouuld. He had a beardless, boyish re, dark blue .lust*ous eyes, a short,,,thick neck, squape shouildes, a~id a large, round, bashyhead whlibh some1how seem- i ed jmuch disproportioned to .the size. -of. his frame. -He dressed plainly and ratlher. .plovenly, loe hits was scanty, and finuneataia low ebb: "Altogether he presat- 1 ed-quifte-a' youthful, and at first .view-aumpepossesaing appehrance.-| B4te, wwas -uncommonly qcick.= and-vivaeious in co€varsati ,a fi a.an exuLbeant flow, of animal spirits,- wlXe-h rendered him amem lightfiI Complinini. 'Of a 'Ipeu liarly.social truth, he soon i6|df the :acquaintance and won -the heart of every citizen. of the-town; and, what is more, like Themisto cles of Athens, he..luýew them all by- nname. fHe attendei all the I local -political gatherings, was present at all the viH~ae frolics, and took part in all. manly pas. times of the day. He is asgid to have been especially fond pf wres-, tlMig; and could "throw a man twice his weight. He paid'assid-. noun. court to the elderly dantes, and danced. with their young and interesting daughters; - but in threading the mazy meshes of Terpsichore he-never was consid :ered an expert. He went about 'with his pock ets crammed with newsptpbria, lphamphlets and other political documents, and when. called upon for a speech, was ever ready. If-j an opponent' 8it to be demolish ed, there was no mari so compe tent to the task, and he always carried- the 'record with 'him to substantiate whatever "harge e 1i inades . He was gifted in a fare .degree with. those peculiar quali 1 'ties of head and heart which , secure to their possesso;r the a~- i cenetade' a-i' 'the leade'rship .i , all matters of 'public concern.~ EJven at .that- early- period of his t fortunes his -Democratic support-e ers considered him a prodigy of l politicalf wisdom, consulted .-him i as they would an oracle, and pre- i dicted: for 'him 'a 'high "ldestiny. , But-tlie mrore aspiring among his -Whig acquaintances, being jeal - qous, perhaps, of his rising reputa. # ~on ridiculed. his pretensions. Mr.' Duglas was then just enter-_ ing, as it were, upon his brilliunt and unexampled piublic dtrees, and was hi'mself- scarcely- coil soious- of the possession of those amazing powers of intellect which qualified .him for acting such a dlistinguished part in national afifirs.--iS prin gfeld (Ill.) Register. Henry Ward Beecher some times tells--his -eongregation- that it is as hard .for a rich luan to get to Heaven as 'it is. for a camel to go through the eye of. a needle. But as: his hiicene, which amount ed.to $28,000 'last yeti', is very small compared to that of Stew art, or Vanderbilt, or. Astor,. he thinks he can .induce St. ,Peter,to, -ook upon it as a mnere trifle, and, to admit him' for his piety. We certaily wish himn success ih.tlhe 4ttempt, :.but would -advise him not to die with. sueh' an income 1 upoi ..iWs soul. .There is .mo. tgel ing tb what out-of-the, way placo its specific' gravity miight sink him.-Prcnatice . " No bull. ot Irish extraction- -can excel this of Colbbtt's. In. one of his "Rural Rides" he says: 'I saw no corn standing in ricks; a thing I never saw before, and would not have believed had I not seen it." Loving wile at Long Branch "The horrid surf makes mne keep my minth shut." 8Sarcastic hus band-"Take some of--it home with you," Out* .ý 1..e, Adfre*6 ý -s-,ire " ýr":ý 0" omgb.u .lla will t a v ~ . be,. pesb we S t re. irEinS. Seivedt bythemn.sib "l id ad.Irný S iiiiti Tito..' HC Bel i.ni a esol r n wan thrmgbom am &s t,~ 1.oeRW rai u toivdb hm Mrs. Lincoln's Iodtw thin b 06s t -t The "happy dog," as our re& e have already been advi e4, is 'Count Scheidenbitkzen, Gra- Chamberlain to the Duke of Be ben. Although this ttle:iw ratk er imposing, it does not,- ina.he Count's own hopne, in] pr an impreseirvdwight'of di or a purse noticeably heavy. Duke of, Badea hass~enljm Ies sGrand a.d _~ Ie ma lftitle tdo0e every feartl Hutelsftr or bare-., Indeiek -s belly-f of. ent at v"eres oL Schneidtenbutaen, b aI h 'memmh awaT - a -r o the Teutonic .nuot .'p, e p s fellow O fm M , mvn it » t yjt ol0e espeilly joyeas tl ;the of fal.ls_, ig athePeensabses ,t sockes kbaeeo auclaab easdo f o "lare Tamented,' a large, nun* of whiih have ' nt ?et -, oflbwad, his -oats and hatts to' lie Jiidik shop. A-psir of the - g trowsers is being eat- dein Schneidenbutaen by .Comt .et.. zenbratzen, the GQand Dun't tailor, S. bieing a short-legg ed t tle" fellow, -while` the "late A. L., -as .everybody -knws, strode the land on . pair -of natural stilts." It will be. a ,f y sight,. not, however withonut somp mQlaa-. choly suggesitveine s to behold poor Schneidenbtit eY % ladtlng "Mary,reliot of AbralbamAntiaoln, deceased," to the altar, -elsad i the veritable hab4 ats,.-of.. his illustrious jrqdecesor, his beech es shining with atogaahie grease-sipot e bye ti hite House dinnes of the ast--hif little feet shaking: about 4oesoe#nppat, :of, Illinois boots a Rale ste 'big for them--n$ hir$1gy hates ,Fewes- . od in a pair of enopnoup, kids in whichith@e fist ? thei m was said to -behr a -tr likg etenib lance to a eanvassed harn." ·4do little !.. F.orouAr .part-we don'tr begrudge, himp a. sIityh,.ofi the sacred wardrobe. _ 1I will. havq earned'it all beftore he is dsne, with Mary L., and as fEie 'only reserved, after her. ber6avmetft those garments whieh nobody would buy, .her new. Iuuabanc will - begin his i~atripnonisl paeer. l falling into tmcopnmont~ bad huabi its.-Portla.nd (12fe.) iernt ALr gus. " - , . -- ,. ± : - . There has been, so close.a fight in Minnesota that it wi. be imn- . possible 'todetermine tho precise result for some dtiy' to come. According to the latest -r`itnins, the resultaof the strugglobetweea the l)uomcrats and ltepublheana is as follows on the vote. for -Gov ernor: otiS (Snn.) ... ......... ..."...... -.....'...3. Auatin (R.p.) ... .." ... ....?.. I S.,2,l Dem. ma :. ............... . Later returns are expected to -add to Aust'in's vote, so that his. majorit.y niy roach 1,000, thetiah. this is only,. ,prol.a.,lke..., Last- No vember Grant's majority ovp~Sey-. utour was 15,383. Keep the ball tolling. We. are told several of the. Lon.d1a lp:p r ; ir articles. ion Lord DerB tp e he, lied, ard -som o tem prilted. obituary notices in Attance. One weekly rearked ,that the Iart: was not dead, bublM he woel4 be, l)robably), b1ceJ the paper xeached its reade fi;t then pro 'ceeded to sIeak t:of his Lordship. In the past touse.-Co@uier-Journacl A yoUng lady, who va~s rcbuked by her mother for kissing her in Stended, justified the act by quot-. ing the passage: "Vhtatsoever ye .1would that men should do unto I you, do ye even so to them." A lady teacher, was endeavor ing to impress upon her pupils the - I terrible effect of tle punishmnent p of Nebuehadtnezzar, saving: "Sey. ,- en years he ate grass like a cow," e when a boy- asked; "Did he give milk $'