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`C. `ý V:11cj*AýOrIE. Editor.
KoNROF, LA.;_ JAwNAaY 45,1870. Gov. WarTioth' Annual Measage. We have carefully perused the *nnual message of Gov. Warmoth, and, without being able to com mend it for any conspicuous dis play of statesmanship, we are free to say it contains nothing absolutely objectionable. Its pos itive meritsb or attractions, are few, whether it be regarded as a literary prioduction, or as the offi cial exposition of Executive views and wishes. Its' negative value, considered as an emanation from a Iadical partisan who was ele vated to -high office contrary to the wishes of the intelligence and I vitup of the State, may be set 4 drwn. at much higher figures thant the people generally, from mere conejee$reis would have fixed. TIRT opening- portion of the menslage we are inclined to re- I gamd as the most signillcant,being the postion that refers to politi icat subjects and to which we ] must look for indications of the 1 (bvernor's future course toward t the people of the State. In him a have been reposed the powers of t one branch of the State govern- c ment, powers pregnant with good or evirh for the State. The same f law of daestiny which thus raised s him above the common level, c compels us to regard him as the i Chief Executive of the State, and placesour interests in his keeping. His declarations as Governor are, therefore, matter of concern to us all. In this light we have read and now speak of his message. It is with. pleasure we observe an absence of all partisan bitter nessafrom the Governor's message. i It i foere from Radical cant and does sbe people justice. He re cegai zs "the good feeling that exists among the people of both racses" 'with.a frankness and can dor, which, considering the per sistent attempts of his party friends to prove does not exist, com pels us to say he has an independ eden'f spirit we had not.expected. Inaanotber place, he speaks unre servedly of "*the genial and hos pitable character" of our people, as an inducement to secure immi grationinto the State; and nowhere is the message soiled by an expression reflecting upon the good character, morals and peace able disposition of the people of the State. 'When a Radical Gov ernor, of the imported class, can thus divest himself gf prejudices and partisan bias, we are ready to own our surprise, whatever may be his designs, and to con gratulate him upon the victory lie has achieved. Taking these declarations of Gov. Warmoth at their face value, we shall expect to see His Excellency condemn ing openly the scheme to organ ize an uniformed militia in the State and other schemes of simi lar character, all of which have for their object the disturbance of the public tranquillity and the wasteful expenditure of the pub lic money. We felt anxious to see what the Governor had to say about the finances, accustomed as we have been to derive-our informs. taion upon that important subject from the annual message of the Governor of the State. Gov. War moth's.message is nearly a blank upon this important matter, due, as he says, to the absence of re ports from the Auditor and Treas urer who do not report until the close of the fiscal year, which falls upon the 31st of December. This want of harmony in dates should be corrected at once. The Gov crnot says, however, that the fi- 1 nancial condition of the State is . such as to embarrass his adminis- 1 tration. He attributes this em- a barrassment to two causes: 1st, I to the legislation of -the State, and 1 2nd, to the mal-administration of the Auditor, whose official acts he strongly condemns, not only in it his annual message, but also in a s speciil message wherein he pro- 1 duces charges and specitications which, if true, Warrant the speedy ejectment, of that offieal by the legislature. 'The indebtedness of the State and probable means of meeting the calls upon the treas ury, the Governor does not give. We are, 'therefore, at sea as to the State's financial future. In reference to the Levee sys tem, the Governor gives but little specific information, although re garding ilas second only to the peace and order of the State. He recommends a special tas for levee purposes, to secure the pay ment of certificates of indebted ness by the Board of Public Works, the issuance of which he deems essential to the success of the Board's operations. The Governor does not take a hopeful view of the present means of securing the advantages of an education to the children of the State. The law lately enacted he regards as a failure, and recom mends that the plan be simplified. ' He says that "self-protection and self-government alike demand the I enlightment of the masses," a Democratic sentiment we cordial ly approve, but suggest that it is the duity of parents and guardi ans, more than it is of the State, to attend to the education of the children. The'se are the most important features of Gov. Warmoth's mes sage. Those of our readers who desire to be informed further of its contents, may have their anxi ety gratified by referring to our first page where they will find co pious extracts from that docu ment covering all the points of a general character it embraces. [iPA dispatch has been receiv ed here that John Nixon, Esq., of the Commission firm of Thornhill & Nixon, of New Orleans, died in that city on Monday last. De ceased was well known in North Louisiana and Southern Arkan sas. We understand his life was insured for $20,000. From the city papers of Tues day, we learn that -Mr. Nixon's death was caused by a gunshot wound, proved to have been given by Mr. C. W. Cammack, cashier of the Citizen's Bank, dur ing an altercation between 'the two about the sale of the home' place of Gen. St. John Liddell, of Cataloula, by the Citizens Bank. Cammack purchased the property for himself and E. B. Cotton and Chas. Jones, and subsequently transferred it to the original own er, without consulting his part ners, for whom Mr. Nixon, the Times says, was agent. In the fatal encounter, Cammack ap pears, however, to have been the aggressor. The same transaction came near causing very serious trouble some weeks ago between Gen. Liddell, Mr. Nixon and oth ers. Mr. Nixon, as he then told the editor of this paper, was act ing simply as the commission merchant of Mr. Jones, and in this capacity no doubt met his death, now the subject of general and deep regret in New Orleans. N. O. BULLETIN.-This pros perous daily recently entered up on its fortieth year, with the pros pect of a long and profitable lease of life still before it. Thc propri etors and attaches have our best wishes for their success. Few journals are conducted with as much ability as the Bulletin. One of its writers. Mr. 1) C. .Jen kins, would ornament the chair editorial of any journal or period ical in America. DEATH OF GEX. MOWEn.-MLtaj. Gen. Joseph A. Mower, U. S. A., commanding the Department of Louisiana, died on the 6th inst. Gen. Sherman telegraphed that he was "terribly distressed at the sad news." Brevet Maj. Gen. C. H. Smith has been assigned to the command of the Department. P The Franklin Sun states that it has not had occasion for several months to notice a single violation of the law in that 1mrish. The Latest News I Newspaper duns seldom do any good-we are unable to say why, unless it be that newspaper debt ors have neither bowels of com passion nor fear of constables armed with writs. Albeit, for the sake of putting our delinquent - patrons in default, we hereby no tify them,. collectively and indi vidually, that pay-day has arrived and that the printer claims the prompt payment of his dues. We have in our-portfolio accounts on good and solvent men to the amount of $5,000-money we have earned by hard licks and great self-denial. We put it to the j sense of honor and justice of our rlebtors, whether our indulgence has not gone far enough, and wvhether we are not entitled to de nand and receive payment with )ut parley or prevarication. We )ffer no premium for honesty, except our gratitude and a formal 'eceipt. North Louisiana and Texas Railroad. The public generally will be sadly disappointed to hear that ,he water is too high in the Ma ,on and Tensas swamps to admit of the completion of the Railroad bridges over those streams before next summer. We confess we feel annoyed at the indifferent progress made in the reconstruc tion of this road. We are not in the Company's secrets, and there fore express no positive opinion, but it does appear to us that even an ordtnary degree of foresight and energy might have re-estab lished railway communication between Monroe and Vicksburg long before this. The operations of the Company have appeared to us all along as incommensurate with the great interests at stake. Nearly four years' time and prob ably three hundred thousand dol lars have been frittered away in repairs on a road 75 miles in length, which was before the war in good running order, and yet the work is not complete. Mean while, roads in other sections of the country have been projected, surveyed and are hastening Lo ward completion. The great mistake made by the North Louisiana and Texas Com pany was in not obtaining the services, at the outset, of some experienced railroad man to act as President and requiring him to devote his whole time and ener gies to the business of the road. Money enough has been expend ed, we imagine, tohave completed the repairs, and certainly there has beuen no lack of time in which to do it. With efficient manage ment, the embarrassments of a litigated title, felt by the Compa ny, could have been either obvia ted by a judicious compromise at the start, or surmounted since by unquestionable evidence of sol vency and guarantees of security. It was estimated when the road was soldl that the necessary re pairs could be made and roling stock purchased for $2(16,000, and the Company gave assurance that they not only had the means to meet this expenditure, but would carry the road through to Red Biver as speedily as money and energy could do it. We could not expect the Company to fore see all the difficulties they have had to encounter, but we did ex pect the management would be more energetic and the comple tion of the repairs more speedy. Believing thus, we cheerfully ac corded the Company, at the be ginning, our entire confidence, renewed from time to time in the face of considerable public dissat isfaction at the slow progress of the work and high rates of trans portation fixod by the Company. We still hope for a vigorous prosecution of the work, and trust the stockholders will combine their energies and talents to bring that result about. L&-iP We are indebted to Senator Kellogg for a copy of the Agri cultural HReort ibr 1867. Newt _ rleone arbes. Ra; W. ES fLIN,---- cotto2l- B'atctor AND COMMISSION .TNERCH- NT, No. 186 GRAVIER STREET, NEW ORLEANS. Dec. 18, 1806. n131y W. C. D. VAUGHT. CHA'. B. WATT. VakUGEKT as WATT, (Suedsemor .qf Walker ¢ Vaught and John Watt,) Cotton Factors, No. 4-8 rUnton trewet, cY4 eiW Odeeana.. Dec.l18, 18C9. n13- lyr EPRW, VPAM & iEt > NGo t, COTTON FACTORS, -AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, (211. 50 CWe, "t t, NE`W ORL E.ltT . Dec. 18, 1869. n13: ly XE=-. W. TT.,ELLI COMMISSION AND WESTERN PRODUCE MERCHANT, No. 32 Natchez street, c eWt O eQait., ct. Agent for principal Millers and Packers in the West. Also, all kinds of Whiskies. Dec 18, 1869. n13 ly H. BLOCK. A. BRITTIL. JAS. MI. M'CANDLISH. BLOCK, BRITTIN & Co., Wiholesaile -Grocers -AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 48 -6 50 Canal, 4r 67 Common Sts., NEW ORLEANS, LA. December 18. 1869, n13 ly SLOCOMB, BALDWIN & CO., IL.1RDW.JRE IMPORTERS AND AGENTS FOR NEW AID IMPROVED FARMING IMPLEMENTS, 74 CANAL and 91, 91. 9i CO ION Sts., ADTOINING CITY HOTEL NEW ORLEANS. Our prices we goarantee as low as any house in the trade, Furtl or South. Dec. 18,1869. n13;3m WALLACE & CO., IMPORTERSBB AND WHOLESALE DEALERS -IN Corner Magazine & Common Sts., and 22 Magazine Street, NEW ORLEANS. Most complete Dry Goods Stock in the Southern Conutry. lDec. 18, 1869. n13: 3m C. H. ZIMMEBRMANN. E. LACEIIMEYER. G. S. GOMPERTS. C. H. ZIMMERMANN & Co., -IMPORTERS OF 41amonZl act G LFatcfc., ATY MANUFACTURERS OF JEWELRY AND SILVERWARE, 94-1 and 96 Canal Street, NEW ORLEANS. December 18, 1869. n13 ly LANDRETH'S GARDEN SEED: -GROWN BY DAVID LANDR.ETIH & SON. M HE attention of Merchants. Planters and Gard. a nero, i. asked so one of the largest and most £ounplet:, oesnlzlne,,ts of freshl and relaialelr asedo over ouered in the Sooth, and for sale inr qantities to rsit puihsers. lar~llan Ahlmanac and sCatlogue muailedfree on apl,lication. E. F. VIRGIN, Dealer in Seeds, D( Graeier Street, NEW ORLEANS. W.VA.ILE Y'S Self- Fastening Wrought Iron BUB& UDWWON WI1, Patented in England, October 3d, 1866. Patented in England, February 4th, 1867 Patented in the United States, Oct. 9, 1866. Patented in the United States, Feb. 19, 1867. AWARDED AT FIRST LOUISIANA STATE FAIR, AT NEW ORLEANS. This Tic 2, made of the best qoslitt o En gislio Ironl. and guaranteed~ to stand thed test untler any eteeut,,,san ces. It is mote quliCkly a(?lJooted on the hate, hlolds better, anld to less lialbl, to t,eooone no foste nol thn anuy other Tie in use, and will be sold at the lowfest Inarket ratos. II. A. WHIEELOCO & Co., PROPRIETORS. CORNER MAGAZINE AND LAFAYETTE STS. New Orleans. H. A. WIIEELOC, E.RIGNEF, B. C. FOLGER. Dec. 18, 2769. n13 3m --IMPORTER AND DEALER IN AZ8D SHOEMA1ERS' kA TEtIALS, NO. 36 OLD LEVEE, BETWEEN CUSTOMHOUSE AND BIENVILLE, NEW OBN!WANf. aol SURVEYOR'S COMPASS AND CHAIN FOR sale on reasonable terms. Apply to g. EILEOIL. Monroe, Jany 1, 1870. St Change of Scheduale. GrVxZ1AL RUPFRITO.DENTr's Orncu. ) Nulau LouisiA a& TxAS ItAIiUOAD; MONitOE, LA., Tune 28. 1809. N and lafter Monday, the 6th proximo J the Train will leave Mlunroe onMondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 5 o'clock A. at., reaching Delhi at 8 30 A. M. Returning, leave Delhi at 3 30 P. ., reaching Monroe at 7 o'clock P. ar., W. R. GORDON, Gen'l Sunt. FRUIT TFREES AND C E1"A..2="3 'CTE= T'E3i3 SOM the extenasrive Nurseries of P. J. IR ft (7K F MANS, AUousTA, GEOntGIA. will be furnished by we during the season of 1869 ant 1870. During nav iration on the Ouachita asld tributaries. I will deliv er the treos &c.. at any landing thereon or At any rotut or. the N. L. & T. It. it. Descriptive catalougia, showing prices at Nurseries, mailed free to appli. cante. Freight on shipminte is additional to bo paid b,,purchasers.aopaiebyas ¶ ans.-Each order moant be accompnied by ash or sight draft on somen house in New Orleans, Mon roe or Trenton. W. W. FARMER, Monroe La. 1 Om AGENT CHECK YOUR COTTON!! USE THE "ODELL COTTlN CHECK," And you will not lose in weight only from natural causes. You will always get your own cotton for it cannot be exchanged,and you run no risk of getting a light bale for your heavy one; nor Low Ordina ry for Good Middling Cotton. By the use of this check' you give your merchant a KEY TO ALL ERRORS-they are discovered at once and rectified before loss is sustained. It gives your merchant a voucher to correctness very satisaactory to him, and you will know who is to blame in case of losses. It will relieve him from blame for another man's mistake. Use the "ODELL COTTON Ct'ECK,p and your merchant will RETURN IT OR KEE, IT ron You to corroborate his account siles and the steamboat clerk can point your cotton out, even it all marks from the heads of bales are gone. It raves steam boatmen much time, much money and trouble. In using the '"ODELLCOTTOS CHECK," mark a simple letter. or any usual mark on the head of the balefor convenience, and if hundreds of bales are marked exactly like your cotton and on the same boat, no one can have ANY NUMBER LIKE YOURS, as there are no two checis alike. This check is made of brass-is about the size of a Mexican dollar, and is a complete fastening or lock around the tie-it costs only 25 cents, and will last the planter, merchant or cnttou dealer iany years. It is approved by all planters and cotton dealers who have seen it. Checks can be ordered through all conntry merchants, any Commission House or my house in Monroe. General Depot No. 194 Gravier Street, New Orleans. . W. ODELL. Monroe, IA., Sept. 29, 1869. no26rr. SHIELDS & ODELJ H AVE an hand one of the largest stocks In North Louisiana, and intend selling Every article in any Line, at the very Sowest possible prices. Will always keep D ry Goods, Clothing, Hats, Caps, HarJware, Shoes, Boots,-Grocerles, Baggng, Ties, &., Alo, Cotton Gins, Wagons, Plows, flHoes, etc. NO Storo outside of New Orleans will D eal fairer, sell lower, offer better induce. S ments, Or sell on better terms. They' also Intend Doing a large Receiving, Forwarding and Warehouse Business, EsPecially for the shipment of Cotton, and the jI,1ong experience of both the above gentle men L eaves it unnecessary to offer other reconi mendationa. ~torage chariesLow. Hauling, weighing iJand repairing free. Cothon bought, sold, stored, or shiped; and Vt. the onihest prices paid, or large advances made very article required by Planters, always 111on hand, A nd satisfaction guaranteed in all transac litions. Particular attention paid to all orders or in Iastructions. C~tore- l eT and Office on DESIARD Jhe Warehouse on the river bank, at 8. W. ODELL'S old stand, and uidur t.in charge Rememnber to stop at tho "GREEN FLAG,' very thing you require is cold, or give J2 away. SBIELDS & ODELL. V1onroe.La., Nov. so, 1869.. uia i Trenton 4dvtertiaemeestr . _. C. sTsMDIFrB. THais. sI'GUREa. STAN DIFER &at MVeUI , RECEVING AND FORWARDING £Merfcant , TRENVTON, LOUISIAXA, - HAVE just received, in addition to.th.i L large and varied stock of grocermes an dry goods, a fresh and extensive aseortment it FPasacy Dress Geooed, asscry eass tatepi Dry 00# Boolts, shoes, .ratU.T CtflAtlassg, Martdware, sic., purchased in New York expressly for the Trenton trade, and now offered at reasonable prices. Special Attentlon Given to the storage and shipment of cotton, and to the receiving and forwarding of all kinds of merchandise. Consignees notified orf arr,) vals of freight at the earliest moment. Wap. houses convenient to access, and situated ea.. the river bank. COTTON, WOOL, HIDES, AND COUNTRY PRODUCE, purchased at the highest market prise. BTANDIFER d& McGUIRE are agents for the sale of Gullett's Steel Brash, and also Pratt's Cotton Gins, Cotton Presses, Corn Mills. Cans Mills, BoSugar Evaporators, '1 breshers and Fan Mills, lu.chine Belting, Wagons, Carts, Buggies and Carriages, which they will sell at New Orleann Prices scith the freight added. rr Capt. R. O. Larche continues his con. nection with the house of S. 4' hI., and will be pleased to wait upon his friends when 'visit-. ing Trenton. . 'r enton Oct. 1, 1869. oct If-?' DAN. T. BAD. W. C. Wf.LLLMSL., a. D. BAa (GTOX. HEAD, WILLIAIMSON & doA 1tRECEIVING, FORWADNYG COMsZMSSUO2 MERCHANTS -AND DEALERS IS DRTr GOODS. GROOERIHa, BOOf, - HOSBB, iATs, HARDW.I RB, CASTINSe, AROY, WAGOnS. CARbTS BAGaiXS, TIEa -AXD Plantattion rapplie. Geaseraalt3 TRENTON, LA, W E respectfully invite the attention of the pu&lic to our large and varied stock. Having bought the same for CASHY , at the lowest-rates, and having twenty years' experi. ence at this point, authorizes as in saying the . best adapted to the ants of the people of ay yet offered in this market. All of which wi will sell at PRICEU SR LOW as they eon be sold OUTSIDE OP NEW OBLEANS. We have extensive storage room in the way of warehouses for storing cotten and freight;, ~ and to facilitate our re-shipping, we have baift A LARGE AYD COJlJMODIOV.7 WHiRtEOOlA, which enables us to receive and forward freights wthout the slightest exposure in rainy : bad weather, which is an imnportant item in re shipping. We will at all times purchase cot* ton or make liberal advances on the same in supplies or money. And for such persons 05 the EAsT SIne of the OucAHITa as may wRihr c to store or sell their cotton, we have a newD . WAREHOTJ8E and COTTON SHED on the East bank of the river w'ere we can receive their cotton without haviAi- o crossai rivetr with it. HEAD. WILLIAMSON & CO. Trenton, La., Oct. 16, 1869. n4l ' BELLE VUEE .TVURSERIES; CANTOZr, MIsS. A large collectlon of best arrietles of Pruit Tt5rs LI. ain Vines and Strawberry Pat o ass the altovo Nurserle, lnt orsle5 o lot tlp oe aood girowth and adaptability will tat sent to customers. Send for descriptive catalonces and addatesaorders Monroo La., Oo t. 9, ie.eL. ER nDON, A VIOLlNn and Banjos,and VIolin, G oits and Banjo stringt for asa at McF ee's, 6150