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IOR3IOOUACHITA PARI H LA; SITO7r ANfD.P ROPHIEETOR e.-lm of Subseription. The leew*lrg rates of subse ptla wil be rigidly One .op,. one yeaLr - - - - l00 O"ae a*py, six months - - - 3,00 lia 0le ai&ee a - 10 eemnt. Any peuea semding as Lve new eash subecribers. 0n the Us9 0: el5Btoe, will be entitled to a copy of " Lra Tmsaui " grde, fu r one year. W dubm.sPU pesmlumsa5ribly in adveaeo. . 'Tarifof Advertising Rates. ", ,lkrimBsmt will be inrted. at One Dollar and -ifty Coet. per quare of one ich of apace, or eaa, -r Lb Grit' cd .i eventy-fnve Cenie for each suba.e tue.o inertiea, fer any time underone.menth. ore re or avUAm. m on mo 6 mos 12 mo : 0... ..... ! 150 9 3000 . . '1 000 300 4000 Jier ........... :58 200 260 3800 5000 F1 a,(ý Colunn.1.... Is 9 ' 3C4 8000 couea nv. ?:.. 30 450 5 13 n0100.00 '3weym6¢ C L . 25 SO 135 002 00 0 brs. Calderwoed £ Richardsen, W =y a ted Sm in th practice of a.br Cheirt -rigra to AmsSa e at of rlsm ndcin. They can be taC. whe nt apreiteilonaly es d. at their GARRETT & GARRETT, ."TORNusYS AT LAW Craner Woad and M. Johm Streets, topse. nee,. omio.) aro.r.o.................. ........VorrArNA. Atge. 5 . S16. n46,tf A. L. SLACK, MON ROE, La. C ,rIdlI ia ti arh ti and Destalet Couarts a olhf m t h Maree; Morehoue Parish. 0 Vsasm I_ Para,., WinVnaoro. 47 . NJa. s. D. Mcunsar. Attorneys at La.w, oI0o3JN OE, LA. ACT=ZI, aLn nh paiahe , Noirth 'Luiana. ...a she - U at Macroe,. the Federal artoe-adi te Land Osee Department of the ees m'isair. a. D. M 'ESgY. J. k ', U. MZENERY, SMONRO, LA. WrACTIC Ies the Paria l and Dstiet r Ceare of rOaitWe cieac, Franklin. lichio n d. Cl welt ad Catah eala Pariohe, h epreme Caurt as Macrep, sad t1 R GCeser o . pielar seattsa saM I.e heataec athe and ; Oe as Maonroe and the Leaed O0 DpDt eatoftGv8a1eW bat nIlat C. :. s@nRIaOn . W. W. PARKoR. -- earrsau Farm.er, A T. ?'` NEY - ;A:" AT LAW WffIl pac tle ki the "Parts and District Caeis in the Pariheus ofOhaceita, Morehocee, Fraeki, .iuwell, and -Union ... - - 3 3.@, ATTORNEY'S .AT LAW . Monroe, La., Will praeGiee n the Coarts of the 19th Judi cial District, eOanpueof the pariahes of More koune, poasaEit, Ca idel, Catahoula and Franklin. - And all In the Parishoe of Jackson and uniou. v4 n32 s W1lCvttavdacesu. Rob(. N. Jemsaoa mZCWMtRDSE r JE# .Y SOE. ATTORNeYS AT LAw, -nLd ThI 'ea the Courts of Cetahoula, Cal'well. Peatm a.Oed ltoa d torehouse. n ichiand. Carroll ad Madiso. in the .uapreeme Coan t; of Louisiana, Dearentor the , Goerment. Special attention rail 13 "hecallwetln of claims. m ari-n aeS LjPNITA.i N rOTICE. H AVING determined to settle permanently c in Monroe for the purpose of practicing my pro tession, I can be found at my office opposite then south-east corner of the public equare, In the house lately occupied by the rand Offe, et all hours. My family will live in the nae -building:. Having had a very Iargo expoer in.al the different branches of my professieon, the treating of children's teeth and all the diseasesofthe teeth of adults, and the extracting of teeth and arranging ar tificial teeth; I'tl justified in saying that I am prepared to do anything in any department of my profession as well as can be done any where, and at reasonable prices. N. F. McCRAW. an.618. . . nl6:tf J. PIzP(C Crzf EIur mIVTsr, COMMISSION MERCHANT, -AID GENERAL PU1IHASIN& AGENT No. l5 GL VNE a2'1im' .lw. W. W oc ....... oo-Keepe C1 Getn. Whom. U. Scott and Maj. San deor D. (Niver are with J. Pickney Smith, and SI'isei theie personal attention tO the inter ·iS ( tht.-rile. n! S-tt okey, made toborder at J. HAYMAN & CO'S., D l' a · ,DiSba Corner 2nd Street. Monroe., La n3'b. <AIM "ENGAGED IN THE DEFENSI OF AN HONORABLE CAUSE, I WOULD TAKE A DECISIVE PART."--Jmirars. Vol. V. Monroe, Ouachita Parish, La., Saturday, February 5, 1870. No. 20. Vol. V. Monroe, Ouachita parish, La., Saturday, February 5,-1870. . ...No. 20. gotte, Sch.oole, lterrcmue , Mc. Ouachita House, (cORR O1 D,sIARD & THIRD STREETS,) MONROE, LA. J. L. IUNSICKE, Proprietor. THE above asmed Hotel so long and favorably known throughout the country has been refitted and newly furnished, and is new complete in-every department. The lroprietori eges htmaelf to spare on efforts to make all comfortablewho may favor lm with their patronage. : tf NE W HOTE~L. LEWIS HOUSE; (Oppoeit e Catholic Church and mamt A.adem.,) MONROE, LA. .W. J., LE iFIS, PROPRIETOR. MME I~ oorieter, formerly of the OW7ACHITA large and eemmnaodens residence of CoL Bobt. Richardson has been purchased a and bandsomely furanshed, and is now complete in every particular, as a First Class Hotel Ample aecommcsdatins, good tare, and conven sat location. Beard reasonable n28 LOUISIANA it ate ¬Se'ii a r" ---OF-- TS' 1A E81 T"C - C"S- .A.27"C MILITARY ACADEMY, B ATON ROUGE; LA. Founded and supported by the State of Louisiana. For particlars, address D F. BOYD, Superintendent. Batton RouRe, La.,Oct. 30 1869. ol8;ly SADDLE AND iAR 1ERS, SHOP. T RESPECTFULLY inform my friends and Sthe public generally, that I am prepared to manufacture SADDLES, HARNESS, and everything in my line. I have a good stock of materials on haud which I will sell at Rea soable Prices. PETER EZELWS. February 3, 1869. n20:tf EDWAiSR BURNETT. CRAS. DOKELLY. 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 ANUDREW J. AIKEM. JIOR W. WATT. AIKEN & WATT, (Successors to ROTCHFORD, BROWN & Co.) -AND COXMISSION MERCHANTS, Nro. 60 Carondelet St., .New Orleans. REFERENCES BY PERMISSIOIt. Union Bank. Brew Orleans, La. Crescent City Bank, eassrs. PFke Bhotber Sc Co., New.Orleans. Charles Gallagher, Esq. Sept D5. 1869. nl ly CI. EOFEýN:~ I TEN, Watchmaker and Jeweler, MONROE, LA., DEALER ea Clocks and * m JEWELRY, Of Every Description. All work in his line executed with neatness and dispatch, rnd guaranteed for 12 months. CHAS. BOFENSCHEN. Monroe, La., Feb 24, 1869. n23 FOR SALEI J.. L. U 'CRSRCER Has, at his CARRIAGE FAC TORY, on DeSlard Street, a fine stock of handsome buggies, and car riages made to order, especially for this mar ket-CHEAP FOR CASH ! Blacksmithing and repairing neatly execut ed at this shop, joining the Factory. W. H. MArxERY, C. B. BLOCKER, New Orleans. Trenton. MAXEY & BLOCKER, TRENTON, LA., RECEIVING AND FORWARDING merchants I and dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries. Boots. Shoes Clothing, WVestern Produce and Plantation Supplies. We have erected a large WAREHOUSE on the benk of the river and are prepared to storeall freight or cotton at low rates. We respeotfally solicit the patronageofthe publie. igHhet market price paid for totton, n:St The Proposed Eleotion Bill. A bill entitled "an act to regu late the conduct and to maintain the purity of elections," etc., has been presented in the Senate, re ported upon favorably by a ma jority of the Committee on Judi ciary, and made the special order for this day. We refer briefly to this iniqui tous bill in order to attract the attention of those members of the Legislature who are opposed to investing Gov. Warmoth with any more power than he now posses ses. For instance: Sections 86 and 87 declare that on the day of election the Gov ernor "shall have paramount charge and control of the peace and order of -the State, over all peace and police officers, and shall have the COMMAND AND DIRECTION IN CHIEF OF ALL POLICE OFFICERS BY WHOMSOEVER APPOINTED, and of all sheriffs and constables in their capacity as officers of the peace." During registratioh or on the day of election, in the event of a riot which civil officers neg lect or refuse to suppress, ''THE GOVERNOR SHALL HAVE POWER TO DECLARE MARTIAL LAW AND TO CALL OUT THE MILITIA to preserve law and order, and to protect the public safety by such summary measures as the exigencies of the case may require." The author of this famous bill, Campbell, in his zeal to concoct a law that will, give the Goveirnor, the control of the election, entire ly ignores an article of the consti tution. Martial law, we believe means a suspension of the-writ of habeas corpus,. But section 7 of the constitution says: The privilege of the writ of hasbea corpus shall not be suspended. How then can the Governor de elare martial law - By this sweeping bill the whole machinery of elections is placed in the control of the Governor. His supervisors record -the lists of registration; his commissioners superintend the elections, handle the ballots and seal the boxes. His supervisors make returns, and he virtually counts the votes, re ceives some and rejects others at discretion. All the officers of the State are put under his orders. By expesifve and numerous agents the election is- removed as far as possible from the influence of lo cal officers. Distrust of the peo ple breaths thrqugh every par agraph, but the Governor is magnified into an absolute mon arch with no check, guard or limit to the powers heaped upon him. The chartered rights and tradi tional franchises of our great city are swept away. Most absurd additions are made to the cata logue of crimes. The power is given to construe any trifling cross-roads brawl into a riot or disturbance sufficient to annul the election of an officer whose opin ions may be adverse to those of the dominant party. The power of the judiciary, and the authori ty of sheriffs and magistrates are swept away. The Legislature can no longer judge of the due elec tion of its own members. This monster of legislation has, we are told, a twin brother in the form of a new registration law, also conceived by partisan ambi tion and born of partisan inven tion. Neither of these proposed enactments are called for by any public want. If the reprehensible, dangerous and obnoxious provis ions of the "army bill" before us are stricken out, all that remains will be useless. The sole purpo ses of the bill are to clothe the Executive with imperial functions to perpetuate a hostile dynasty and to defeat the honest and de liberate expression of the will of the people.--[N. O. Bulletin. The following extract from the Senate reports indicate the tone of the discussion had in that body relative to the Election bill: The election bill was taken up. Mr. Ray opened by explaining that the bill was similar in all respects to the election bills of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, which were the best election bills in the country. The bill was in tended to preserve the purity of elections. Mr. Braughn now arose and de livered a stirring reply. If, he said, the purposes of the bill were such as they were represented by Mr. Ray he would cheerfully vote for the bill, but it contemplated only to make an autocrat of the Governor and perpetuating the rule of republican rule. Mr. Braughn then took occasion to remark that he was sorry there were not. more Democrats present to aid him in defeating the mea sure. Mr. Foute asked for a call of the roll. This -gave rise to con siderable discussion. In order to ascertain who was present, Mr. Ogden, by a flank movement, obh tained the call of the roll on a motion to go into executive se sion. Messrs. Anderson and Offutt were the only -Democrats found to be absent. The motion of Mr. Ogden failed to pass. Mr. Braughn now desirel to have the matter settled whether a member had the right to ask for a call of the 'House. " The Chair decided that he had not if it was to ascertain how many members of a political party were present. .Mr. Braughn appealed from the decision of the Chair and called for the ayes and nays. The Chair was sustained. Mr. Anderson entered and took his seat. Mr. Braughn resumed. It was not the fear of violence that in stigated the passage of the bill, but the fear of not being returned to ofcfie by the people among whom a- revolution had taken place.. He also condemned the absolute power given to the Gov ernor over all civil . and military officers on -the day of election. He ventured to say if such power were placed before the people at large to obtain their consent, they would refuse by nai Immense ma jority. He also referred in strong terms to the clause which pro hibited anybody from carrying weapons except those persons un der the control of the Governor. Speaking of the competency of sheriffs to ekecute the laws, he referred to the recent action of Sheriff Thos. L. Maxwell in exe cuting the law against his fellow Democrats, however obnoxious the duty was to him. The bill would be productive only of liti gation, trouble and annoyances. Upon the power which the bill grants to the Governor in author-i izing him to determine who is and who is not elected, he refer red to the governments of Eng land, and even France, who would not dare to give such' ar bitrary powers to their sovereigns. He looked upon the bill as anti republican, as a dangerous exper iment, and destructive of the liberties of the people. The speech of Mr. Braughn on this occasion was probably his best effort since he has occupied a seat in the Senate, and lasted over an hour. It was certainly a creditable speech, which touched on every point of the bill. Mr. Ogden followed Mr. Braughu,' and made one of his most elo quent efforts-in fact, this bill seems to have aroused the indig nation of the Democratic Sena tors, and with it their good sense and eloquence. Mr. Ogden took occasion to say that the bill was not drawn by Mr. Campbell, but by a lawyer whose reputatibn before the war was second to none, and had prostituted his talents by drawing sucha bill. In concocting this bill he had been assister bya supervisor of election present in the lobby. Mr. Ogden addressed his remarksl to the colored men, denying the proposition that be causo a man was born in the South, or had been a slaveholder, he was an enemy to the colored people. The Senate adjourned. The simplest postoffice in the world is to be found in the Straits of Magellan. It consists of a bar rel suspended by a chain attached to a rock oppositeTierra del Fue. go. Every ship that passes makes it a point to open it and deliver the contents as far as its destination will allow. Congressional. WAsINGTON, Jan. 27.--Sena tors Carpenter, Edmunds' and Ferry, considering Georgia, will favor a new election throughout the State, or the re-installation of Gen. Ruger as provisional gov ernor. Both anew election and the re-installation of Gen. Ruger seem probable. Much dissatis faction and difference of opinion exists in Congress about Georgia. There is no probability of the Senate passing the bill abolish ing the franking privilege. Senator Lewis, from Virginia; qualified and took his seat. 'WVAsxNGTON, Jan. 27.-Housa. --Approval of the Virginia- bill was, announced. Plata, Milner and Ridgeway were seated. The House voted to seat Porter, but ble, with Hare and Gibson, was not present, but will be seat ed upon - appearing at the bar of the HIouse. Booker, MeKenzie and Segar are held by the Election Commit rtee for" further consideration. The bill abolishing the franking privilege passed by a vote of 174 to 14.. It repeals all laws and parts of laws giving to any offi cer or department of the Govern ment or other persons, the right either to send or receive through the mails, or otherwise, free, of postage, any letter. docunment, or other mailable matter. Dawes made a successful de fense against Butler's attack on him, regarding the extravagance of the Government. Among oth er statements he said: "After vis iting the departments and remon strating against the estimates, I visited the President, who said he knew little of- any other than estimates of war. departments, which he was satisfied could not be cut down." WASHINGTON. Jan. 28.-Con gress will probably take up the case of Mississippi next week. Her Senators are expected to ar rive Monday. THE WorD "FERAL E."-Tbe Chicago Triburie is exercised about the use of the word female. It says we have heretofore resort ed to various inelegant dodges, as by styling a female physician Miss Dr. Walker or Mrs. Dr. Walker, which may mean no doc tor at all, but Dr. Walker's wife. The phrase woman doctor means one who doctors women. The true term is, of course, doctress. We only regret that the number of cases is so large in' which the'I demand cannot be so easily sup plied. Thus, though we may style a female jQurnalist - of. which there are now becoming many an editress, and might, wiithout violence, call Anna Dickinson an oratress, yet we break down in the effort to style the Rev. Olym pia Brown a ministres s, or Coun sellor Myra Bradwell. a lawyeress. We are still obliged to say female merchant, female clerk,' female teacher, etc. In short, the Eng lish language evinces a most crabbed unatdaptedness to the ex igencies of the woman's rights movement. That must have been a strange scene in Madagascar when the Queen had the royal idols brought and committed to the flames. She had embraced Christianity, and when the chapel for divine I service was ready, the disgraced 3 deity, which consisted of two pieces of silk with a small splin ter of wood in the middle, Ias taken from his temple and thrust into the fire. The crowd declared that being a god he would not burn-yet, somehow, "'he" was very soon consumed; and then, with no little pathos, "the people, seeing that now they had no gods to worship, Sent to the Queen to ask what they were to worship for the future." The foundation of their faith had indeed been greatly shaken. The Queenis to send teachers of Christianity among them, and Madagascar, one of the "dark places of the earth," is likely to have turned the last page of the sanguinary records which have hitherto form ed so large a part of her history. Gymnastic-Jumping at a con clusion. .asu m ip.eA. b t the b la ya "I ite. every lanrtance. Obibear? t" M a..t1e will be chargiid. st tSo advance.e w pe a mo6tl The fllowtag Agents ara ulathJl to act fi tbe Tan.ae arn s Tar'd 'ILjA.Ca................. .. N* York. Wharton rCo................ .. New t.llela. Frank Mtchuz .. ................ LeIn Dadi.....- ............... 4rens .fib.ware slieat. "Mman'tIbeaBy '." "lfavus The a lý.ytg!" ..td ,sa There's nothing a w.anma jn* 7, 'TTi ane I heard Cousin aaL easo Thao hig awsrans ec t»e Saida I. utting t h "t wat you, My dSeaer little Iait To.!n o th aw. sItL .thta'ps ao ' Looklt fom theas o~ti "isne othngsan do. iSibg, t le t ' -t s w : "Afnd tbey adlarelsa . - Perhapu yes 4will le.w bmda 'Tho hed thet 1. wia t - Aes dhros.othIdataBhateiset, on the 25UIth in stwe, arb eol Mr. Beworn thaiso mRsf ~s~ ,i e heoditc ant odbuol grat paesre Thne ar o 1eN3.-inthei 3e b. the proieeditrani 9QaTrnited on the ubit iest,. n. the tol lowing Mrn Bejaoien., ofelu aonrl ied roa icntd a biont raeet tmalts wid'ow of 1onaji~eceti. -Ot 'iA. tower. nhe r arlas oo ton mhared that itbe wset to thea ae Any preneesmt yeto stoissori id Ghe nension, except nthe leaeof ease arequired in the "armeg "ofe bill should ho sent to a ome -to the Presidoen and the eioeral of the army. -,s withdrew thebill. The inhabitaniQts 4 min go re not perIftl on the subnject o e T l ^i to the United .States. Matyeidg men oppose. Baez hase or+ered an election to determine the mat ter. The rural classes oppose.on the ground of a fear that the Americans are coming to ride in Spanish style and monopolise^all the offices. Cabral, the- lead, of the revolutionists on aihe Hsytenu frontier, and who may co~e into power, opposes an leiatlolite- any foreign pover. Ifshe'shoitdj 0mome into - power and Baes be over thrown, if we take the island we bhall have it- with a revolution annexed. RAYVI'LLE RAflTOAt) MEETIr. -The meeting at, -Rayville, for the purpose. of organizing - regon Larly the Louisiana and Arkaneas Railroad Companny, on the 17th inst., was, we fear, a failufe-ow ing - to the high owater and bad state of the-roads. We hope and trust an early day will.he appoin ted for the proposed meeting, and the organization of the company proceeled with. Franklin has given the road a geod'-start by voting to subscribe one, lhinadred thousand dollars. towards it FrauOlk Sn.. Weuwn Sir Alq'O LT- (stunor. -The Atlanta Express gives the Eollowing " reasbns 'for wishing Blodgett to go to the Senate : "We' owe the Senate much more than we can pay." That's one. The next is the reason the scamp gave for marrying a re spectable girl w hom he admitted ,e did not love. his object, he said, was simply to disgrace the family." ~The latest cause for a divorce Lms come to light in St. Louis, where a woman avers that her husband "gets tearing mad when ever his stockings are starched stiff." The Territorial Committee have agreed to report a bill to abolish polygamy in Utah, and empower ing the President to enforce its suppression by military forceif necessary. Alexis St. Martin," whose sido was shot away,in 4-822;in, such a manner as to expose the acction of digestive organs to the sur~eona' eye, is st~ll alive apd well in Oavendish, Vermont.. Safe lace for a temtrpest--I·n a teapot.