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VOLUME XIV. MONROE, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1879. NUMBER 2v.
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Cobb & Gunby,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, MONROE, LA.
' Jan. 2, 1879.
Dr. Wmi. sandel
' LENDERS his services as Physician and
SSurgeon, to the public. He can be found
uppon his plantation, four miles below Mon
roe. March 11, 1874. 25-1y
R. B. TODD. DAVID TODD.
Todd & Todd,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
December 7. 1877.
L. N. Polk,
PARISH SURVEYOR, Ouachita parish
La. Surveyin g,civil engineering and
draughting promptly attended to. Terms
cash. pril 12, 1678.
John T. Ludeling,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, MONROE, LA.,
will practice in the State and Federal
Courts in Louisiana, and in the Supreme
Court at Washington City. 1l:3m
Dr. R. C. Strother,
OFFERS his services to the citizens of
Monroe and vicinity. Office: Corner
of G(rand and Wood streets, on bank of the
river. August 24, 1877. v8-n41
PRANI T aTUBS. JNO. B. STONE.
Stubbs & Stone,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Monroe, La.,
Otfice in Henry Kindermnann's build
ing, upstairs, on DeSlard street.
October 2, 1874. tf.
ATTORNEY AT LAW, MONROE, LA.
Lands for sale and rent in the par
ishes of Ouachita, Morehouse and Richland,
includin desirable farms. Special atten
tion to real estate titles. Communications
solicited from parties to buy. sell or rent
lands and houses. Enquiries promptly
answered. Correspondents in all the
States. December 6, 1878. ly
Dr. Thos, Y. Aby,
OFFICE on DeSiard street, at the inter
section of First, in the rear room of
building formerly occupied by A. J.
January 5, 1876, ly
R. WV. RICHARDSON. C. J. ROATNER.
Richardson & Boatner,
STTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT
e Law Monroe, La., will practice in all
the Parishes of North Louisiana, in the
Supreme Court at Monroe, the Federal
Courts, and in the Land Office Department
of the General Government.
OLlico fronting northeast corner of public
square. January 3, 1878.
Dr. A. B. Sholars.
OFFERS his professional services to the
citizens of Monroe. Office in his Drug
Store on DeSiard street.
September 24, 1875. ly.
R. RICHARDSON. . D. M'ENERY.
Riehardson d IMeEnery,
AT PORNEYS AT LAW, Monroe, La.,
will practice in all the parishes of
North Louisiana, the Supreme Court of the
ate, the Federal Courts, and in the Land
Alico Department ot the General Govern
miont. January 11, 1878.
DR. S.L. BRACEY, Dentist, respectfully
offers his professional services to the
citizens of Monroe and surrounding coun
try. Having an experience of fourteen
years in the practice, he feels confident of
iving satisfactsfction in all branches of his
profession. Is willing to warrant all work.
oflico at residence on Jackson street, near
the Female Academy, Monroe, La.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Will practice in the Parish and District
Courts of North Louisiana. Will attend
these courts in person.
Will give special attention to Land Office
Matters connocted with the rand Office at
Will give to all business inmnodiate at
toention and abundant care.
Will answer all comnIunic:athtns with the
east possiblo delay.
August 10, 15,77. lv
NEW ALHAMBRA RESTAURANT
Has been removed to the corner of St.
John and St. Ann street, in the rear of B.
Rills' book store, where I will be found at
all hours, ready to serve my old customers
and the public with the best that New Or
leans and this market can afford.
Oysters in every Style;
And everything else to be found in a
I will give my personal attention to all
who call upon me and guarantee the beat
G. C. ENSSMINGER.
Monroe, October 6,.1877.
RETAIL FAMILY GROCERY STORE
ALL GOODS FRESH, AND DIRECT
FROM ST. LOUIS.
I have opened, at the store formerly occu
pied by Casm. Saunders, a retail family gro
cery, and offer to the public a choice selec
tion of Family Groceries, at lower prices,
for the cash, than any house in Monroe. I
solicit a share of the trade, and guarantee
Mr. JAnum T. Lawis will be in charge of
the businees and attend to the demands of
G. W. PIERCE.
Monroe, Oct. 28, 1877.
SOUTHEIlRN CARIIRIAGE FACTORY.
The undersigned takes pleasurein making
known that he is now as well prepared as
before the war, if not better, to do all kinds
of work, either in
Maas~'adstcurf or Repaoms
CARRIAGES, BUGGIES, HACKS, ETC.
Ready made work kept on hand; speci
memns o which may be seen by calling at the
Factory. He will also carry on a general
Blacksmith shop arrangedto do all kinds of
blacksmithing. Terms reasonable.
January 1, 1870. FR. ENDOM.
THKE CORNHR SALOON,
CORNER DSIAIRD AND ST. JonU STs.,
The undersigned, having opened a now
and elegantly furnished saloon in Monroe,
respectfully solicits a liberal share of pub
lic patronage. Every attention will be
given by a polite and experienced bar
keeper. Imported and domestic Wines,
Liquors and Cigars kept constantly on
**'All kinds of MIXED DaIaxs, in season,
a specialty. M. L. DEDMAN,
Jan. 1, 1879. Proprietor.
H. PETZOLD, Proprietor.
Families supplied with bread made of the
best flour. ka es of every kind kept for
sale, or made to order.
Fruits, Oonfections, &c.,
Kept in stock and will be sold at the lowest
market price. October 6,1877. ly
DIEBOLD SAFE AND LOCK CO.,
N. B. MILTON, AGENT,
Safes sold for less money than by any
one traveling, on time, or for a heavy dis
count for cash.
Guns, pistols and sewing machines re
paired on short notice by
N. B. MILTON,
ll:tf Rills' News Depot.
Look out for the
LITTLE BARBER SHOP
Around the corner, next to D. A. Brcard.
B. MITCHELL, Proprietor.
hair-cutting, 35c; Shaving. 15c; Sham
poolng, 35c. Oct. 12, 1877.
NEW ORLEANS CARDS.
GEO. E. R 0 V C,
A. . TYLR.
Invites the attention of the public to his
entirely new and elegant stock of
GOLD AND SILVER WVAT(IIES, "
DIAMONDS AND PRECIOUS STONES.
Also a full and extonsivo line of
SILVEIt AND PLATED WVARE.
Watches Repaired, Diamonds Rteset,
Jewelry ofi all kinds made to order and
repaired by experienced
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January 3, 1S79. :an
W. A. PEALE,
GENERA tL CO MAlMlssION IIERCIiA NT,
No. 52 UNION STREET,
TLiberal cash av'ances In:ulu oil consignl
lments of cottlon,. 1:Gn:p
JUDICIARY SYSTEM OF LOUISIANA.,
[From the Opelousas Courlor.]
It has long been an admitted fact
that the Supreme Court of the State
has, under the present system, more
work to do than it can possibly ac
complish. As an illustration of this
fact, there are at this time, it Is stated,
three thousand cases on the docket
undecided; and, instead of a proba
bility of diminishing their number,
they are constantly on the increase.
The Court that preceded the present
Bench, though justly credited with a
great amount of industry, made no
visible Impression on the docket. No
change in our system, therefore, will
be complete that will fail to apply a
remedy at this point. The speedy trial
and decision of causeis before this trib
unal is of great importance to the
citizen, and not seldom to the State at
large. How then shall the evil be
remedied? Not by having two or
more appellate courts of cohcurrent
jurlsdiction, but by confining the juris
diction of that court exclusively to
questions of law.
It is well known that much of the
time of this court is taken up in the
examination and recapitulation of the
facts of the eases before them, and that
If they were relieved of this part of
their duty their work would be so light
ened that they could easily control
their docket. But it is necessary that
an appellate tribunal, having cognis
ance of the facts of causes as well as of
the law, should be provided, because
no system would work satisfactorily
which would make the decision of
causes of importance, by courts of the
first instance, absolute and final as to
the facts, there being many such cases
which involve no disputed questions of
law, and in which the chief difficulty
of the court is to ascertain the true state
of facts. An appeal in such cases from
the judgment of one man to that of
several, who together would consider
the matter, and who would reside at a
distance from the domiell of the parties
litigant, is a very proper and necessary
safeguard against error or injustice. If
then this branch of the jurisdiction of
the Supreme Court be taken from it,
and if, for the reason stated, some other
appellate tribunal should be organized,
with exclusive appellate jurisdiction as
to questions of fact, it becomes necessa
ry to consider how such a tribunal may
be organized, so as to ensure efficiency
in the system, and at the same time
come within the scheme of economy
and retrenchment proposed. The Dis
trict Judges, if they be retained, could
not compose such a court, because there
are too few of them to constitute the
requisite number of circuit courts, it
being advisable that -a circuit should
not comprise more than six parishes,
five of the judges of the circuit consti
tuting a fuill bench while in session.
Besides this objection, the imposition
of this additional duty upon the Dis
trict Judges would prevent the increase
of jury terms of court in the several
parishes, a measure of economy highly
necessary, as we shall endeavor to show.
That system is best which expedites
civil and criminal business most rapid
ly, safely and economically, and it has
been fully demonstrated that the sys
tem that offers a trial to the State and
to parties accused of crime, but twice
in twelve months, and that confines
many of these parties in the meantime
in the public prisons at the expense ot
the public, is not only wrongful to the
party accused and burdensome to the
public, but it is radically wrong in
principle. It is a fundamental idea
in America, to be found in all our con
stitutions and law books, that parties
accused of crime should have a speedy
trial; and a simple inspection of the
annual expenses borne by our parishes
for arrest, preliminary examinations
and the maintainance of persons during
the many delays incident to our pre
sent system of criminal jurisprudence,
will disclose a public burden of the first
magnitude. Now, as it is certain that
the work of adjusting our appellate
courts to the wants of the times, will
be but half accomplished, unless the
Supreme Court be relieved of a part of
the duty it is at present required to
perform, so is itlequally manifest that
any reorganization of the courts of orig
inal jurisdiction, which does not mate
rially lessen the delays and consequent
expense of criminal proceedings, will
fall totally short of any real reform. To
accomplish both ends, then, involves
the abolition of the Judicial Districts,
and the substitution in their place of a
judge for each parish, who shall exer
cise the jurisdiction now given the
Parish and District Courts, and who
shall once a year, sit as a member of
the Circuit Court. This scheme did
not originate with the writer, but is
the suggestion of one of the ablest and
most experienced lawyers in South
With a Parish Court organized on,
such a basis, presided over by a judge
competent to discharge its duties and
with power to have a jury in attend
ance when required, having the assist
ance of a prosecuting attorney who
should prosecute all cases not capital i
by bill of information, justice would be i
promptly administered and at half the
present cost. And we may add right
here that under such a system, the
penalty would swiftly follow the crime,
which, according to the most experi
enced judges and writers, is the first
and most important principle to be ob
served in criminal lurisprudence, be
cause it tends more to the replrc~ion
of crime than harsh statutes and pen
alties. But to resume.
It is everywhere conceded that the
present system of Parish Courts should
be abolished, but there appears to be
some division of opinion as the advisa
bility of abolishing the District Court
system. WVe have shown that the eon
tinuation of the latter is incompatible
with the creation of a new court of
appeals, needed to relieve the Supreme
Court of a part of their duties, and that
the retrenchment of the cost of criminal
expenditures cannot be accomplished
under that system.
We will now proceed to demonstrate
the necessity of a fundamental change
in the present system, on account of its
costliness; and, in order to do so effec
tively, we will take our facts from this,
the 8th Judicial District, which may
exhibit some exceptional features, but
may be accepted as a pretty accurate
illustration of the administration of
the judleary system throughout the
This District was formerly the 15th,
and it embraced the territory of St.
Landry, Lafayette, Calcasien and
Cameron (then a part of Caleasieu.)
The District Judge then-from 1866 up
to the end of the war-did all the work
now done by the District and Parish
Courts, for an annual salary of $2500.
The District is at present the 8th, and
embraces the parishes of St. Landry
and Calcasleu alone, and pays $8750 per
annum in judges' salaries. By adding
to this sum the salaries of the Parish
Judges of Cameron and Lafayette, and
two-thirds of the salary of the District
Judge of that District (the District con
sists of Cameron, Vermilion and Lafa
yette) we find as the total amount now
paid in judges' salaries, In the former
territory of the 15th District (antece
dently $2500) to be the sum of *14,583
331--12,083,83& more than formerly, or
nearly six times the amount paid per
annum to the Hons. John H. Overton,
Lucius J. Dupre, G. H. Mouton and B.
A. Martel, former Dictrict Judges of
this District, for performing the same
Now, when we go further, and con
sider the increase of courts in the city
of New Orleans with large salaries at
tached, the increase of the salaries of
the Judges of the Supreme Court, and
the greatly increased expenditures for
criminal proceedings throughout the
State, (owing partly to the increase of
criminal business, and partly to the
ill-adaption of the old system to the
new financial and social order,) we
shall reach the conclusion, that the
present system is a burden, altogether
insupportable any longer by the people,
and that there must be a radical change
in this branch of the State government,
at the earliest practicable period.
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A DIFFICULT CASE.
'"I don't clearly understand the case,"
said the mayor; " you want to sleep In
a room away from your wife?"
" Yes, that's it."
" But ain't that a rather singular
" It is, sir, but life and death depend
" Is she insane?" .
" No, but she's mad."
"That's what I mean," explained
the mayor, "a she's lost her mind."
"- No sir, she hasn't lost her mind,
but she's found her temper-she's
sworn to be the death of me, and I be
lieve she'll keep her word."
," Kill you !" exclaimed the horrified
" WVell, I don't know whether you
magistrates would call it an out and
out homicide or not, but she's sworn to
talk me to death."
This was evidently a phase of mari
tal life which had never come under
the observation of the mayor before.
Iis experience as a magistrate had
acquainted him with many peculiari
ties of domestic life, but this was the
first time that he had ever heard of a
woman undertaking to talk her hus
band to death. The mayor felt that he I
had struck a mine of information,which
in the interest of science, he ought
to probe to the bottom. But the dis
heveled hair, the wild staring eyes, the
palid face, and the quivering lips of
the husband, showed that the case was
urgent and his remedy must be imme
dliate to be effectual.
cc If I can just keep her out of that
room it'll be all right," murmured the
The mayor had mentally conned
every legal device known to the law
and found them unavailing for an em
ergency like this. Men thlik rapidly
when life and death hang in the scales.
lie pulled off the robe of the magistrate
and donned the cap of the physician.
It was as D)r.Sopris that he spoke now i
"' I have heard that women have an
unconquerable aversion to assafcetida.
The smell of it is a narcotic upon their
nervous system and possesses such
quieting tendencies that they view it
with intense dislike. So much so, in
deed, my friend, that they won't know
ingly remain in the neighborhood of I
assafetida for any consideration. My
advice to you, therefore, is to go over
to the drug store and get a four ouncee
vial filled with solution of assafctida.
With this thoroughly saturate your
garments and sleeping apartment
leave the door open and trust to
lie acted on the suggestion.
Ja'-ting li't- bring ,sriru9 s-orrowv-.
APPOINTMENTS BT TIHE RETHODIST
CONFERENCE OF LOUISIANA.
NEW ORLEANS DISTRIOT.
Linus Parker, Presiding Elder.
Carondelet Street Church -- J. B.
Felicity Street-John Hannon.
St. Charles Avenue-John Mathews.
Moreau Street-Louis A. Read.
Louisiana Avenue-S. H. Werlein.
Algiers-J. M. Beard.
Lafourche Mission-To be supplied.
Baton Rouge-John T. Sawyer.
Plaquemine and Grosse Tete-T. K.
Editor of the New Orleans Christian
Southwestern Bible Society-James
Institution for the Blind, P -ton
J. E. Cobb, Presiding Elder.
Monroe and Delhi-John M. Brown.
Trenton-James L. Wright.
Bastrop-C. W. Carter.
Lind Grove-J. M. McKee.
Oak Ridge-N. 8. Cornell.
Rayville-C. R. Benson.
Winnsborough-T. 8. Randlo.
Oakley-To be supplied.
Tensas Mission-To be supplied.
Tensas Chapel-A. M. Wailes.
Lake Providence and Pecan Grovo
H. O. White.
Floyd-T. H. Meolendon.
Madison-To be supplied.
J. H. Stone, Presiding Elder.
Homer-J. A. Parker.
Haynesville-J. A. Miller.
Minden-J. E. Bradley.
Sparta-R. M. Crowson.
Arcadia-T. J. Upton.
Vernon-A. A. Cornett.
Indian Village-Robert T. Parish.
Rochester-To be supplied.
Downsville-J. F. Patterson.
Farmerville-To be supplied.
Webster-To be supplied.
R. Randle, Presiding Elder.
Shreveport-J. T. Daves.
Mooringsport-R. A. Davis.
Caddo-J. M. Johnson.
Logansport Mission-John Pipes.
DeSoto-G. M. Liverman.
Mansfleld-J. L. Borden.
Pleasant Hill-J. B. Cassidy.
Natchitoches-T. J. Hough.
Natchitoches Circuit-R. M. Blocker.
Anaeoco-J. M. Franklin.
Springvillo-W. D. Stayton.
East Point-J. L. Graham.
South Bossier-J. W. Modlock.
North Bossier-Wm. Hart.
C. Keener, Presiding Elder.
Alexandria Circuit-Samuel Keener.
Pineville and Colfax-J. L. I'. Shep
Rapides-W. It. Whatley.
Montgomery-C-. It. Godfrey.
Harrisonburg and Trinity - It. H.
Trippett and Geo. Jackson.
Sicily Island-B. F. Alexander.
Centreville-C. W. Hodge.
Columbia and C(stor-It. S. Isbell
and J. A. Biggs.
Bayou Beuf and Evergrcon--l. S.
Hocutt and Fred. White.
Spring Creek-S. H. Cooper.
J. D. Harper, Presiding Elder.
Opelousas-M. C. Manly.
Washington-John F. Wynn.
Vermillionville and Plaquemine
Abbeville-Enos B. Foust.
Indian Bayou-J. V. Pointer.
New Iboria-J. J. Billingsley and
Franklin--B. F. White.
Pattersonvillo and Morgan City- A.
Lake Charles and Grand Cheniere
I. F. Scurlock.
Sugar Town-J. WV. lIearn.
Calcasieu Mission-To be supplied.
IAlL.Y IIISTORY OF NATCIIITOCIIES.
[Froim Natchitocos Vindlicator.]
Scarcely a stranger arrives here but
who inquires ",Isn't this a very old
placo ?" Vhether this bo from its
Buildings, fashioned after the by-gone
:entury, its narrow streets and listless
Ircamy air generally, or from the
vague idea prevading the travelers'
minds that they remember Natchito
:hes in their reading of Jamestown,
Va., on the Spanish invasion of Mexico
-we cannot say; yet, hundreds. of
times have we heard the inquiry. We
man answer; It Is a very, very old town.
If Darwin's theory of the reproductive
system be true, then the date of the
foundation of our city Is lost in the dim
vista of by-gone ages. Itobert Chave
lier LaSalle, traversing this portion of
the continent early in l(185, and but a
short time before his de;ath, disovered
on this spot a flourishing village, sur
rounded by orchards and f(lclds of
maize, inhabited by a paceful tribe of
red men; who called themselves the
Nacadoshne Indlans. Thirty yearns later,
the indomitable, h:,rdy F'rench took
possessioln, and " sottled" the present
city. This was in January, 1717, that
thle voya!Jceras under colmmand of M. de
LaMotto founded the present city of
natchitoches upon the ruins of that
At an early period, however, this
section hlad, it seems, much attraction
for the early pioneer. Lallarpe tells
nu thst in M'y, 17041, Ilienvllhe, by
order of Iberville, ascended Rled river
to Natchitoches, and found the Nacat
oshe and Yatassee Indians in posses
sion of the country. A short time
afterwards St. Deals followed, and re
mained with his expedition six months
in the Yatassee village; the latter set
tiement was situated J'W. miles north
west of this ity tn what was then
known as the "cBayou Pim Country."
Still later, in Septemberl4, St. Delts
arrived at the Village of Alnaye1 now
Nacogdoches, Texas. It seas that
these early expeditions were prompte4
by a fear of Spanish eneroachments
upon the claimed French dominions
west of the Mississippi river; for we
find both Blenville and St. Denis more
anxious to report, " No Spaniards
found," than to describe the country
through which their expeditions passed,
or the aboriginal inhabitants they met
with. Indeed, we find that the French
and Spanish governors of the respectivo
provinces of New Mexico (Texas) and
Louisiana engaged as early as 1719 in a
paper war, something similar, but not
as wordy, to that just finished between
Evarts and Salisbury on the Halifax
award. This, however, is Incidental
to the subject upon which we are now
TIHE FIRST WIITE SETTLEMENT.
It will be seen, then, that the date of
the wohite settlement of this city begins
with M. de Motteo's poessioton in Jantu
ary, 1717; somewhat earlier than the
founding of New Orleans, and not as
early by exactly thirty-five years as
Philadelphia, to the date of which
settlement many of our people com
Missions and churches sprung up
almost at the same time; the sites of
which are now not even to be found.
On Jan. 29, 1717, the Mission of St.
Michel, a Adayes, nine miles west of
this, was founded by order of Linares,
then viceroy ot Mexico, by Father
Augustine, of the Order of Recollets.
Not a stone remains to mark the birth
of civilization on that spot. The aborl
ginal inhabitants are of the past; their
homes and hunting grounds am tilled
farms, while of the descendents of their
conquerors, the Spaniards, but few re
main, and they are scattered from the
places of the settlement of their pioneer
fathers along the shores of Spanish
Lake and the banks of Bayou Pierre.
As late, however, as 1854, a large set
tlement of them retained their homes
in a village known as "Spanish Town,"
some three miles beyond Adayes, or
Adios as now written. In that year
they lost the titles of their lands, and
have since scattered, no one knows
These early settlements were not im
proved upon, for we find that as late as
1816, no settlements of civilied people
had been made west of Adayes, except
the small preside of Nacogdoches, for
merly known as Assinaye. In 1816,
one white family settled at the crossing
of the Sabine, on the road from Natchi
toches to Texas. We learn from this,
that these early visits of the white men
were more in the character of military
expeditions, and the settlements more
properly military posts than the advent
of pioneers into a new, strange and
productive country with a view to Its
civilization and development. Indeed,
if we expect the efforts of the Catholic
fathers to Christianize the aboriginal
inhabitants, we find that no improve
monts were made by the Spanish eml
grants west of us for nearly ninety-eight
years after their advent, and not then
In 1816, the town of Natchitoches
consisted of about 150 houses, which
shows that even this place had not
grown, with any remarkable fertility,
in nearly a hundred years. In fact, we
must date the activity of the settlement
of this section from the purchase.
A BLUNDER RECTIFIED.
Congress at its last session rectified
the blunder of a previous and Itepubll
can Congress, which made the salaries
of small I'ostmasters dependent on the
number of stamps sold, not on the
number of stamps cancelled. The re
sult was the wholesale and sharneless
sale of stamps on commission below
their value all over the county, the
(ovornment losing in revenue over ia
million and a half yearly. At the
beginning of the present fiscal year the
new system went into effclt. The re
turns of the first quarter are in and
show a reduction in the sums paid to
postmasters of $330,000. This redue
tion alone amounts to nearly as much
as the previous loss of revenue, lnd
when the large stock of stamps now in
the country is used up, the prospective
loss of tihe high comlnission enjoyed
under the old law having led small
postmnasters to oversell the market, the
revenue will probabliy increase the
amount a million. It is extremely
likely thit this shlincle administrative
cnargo, thlerefore, will end by dimin
ishinlg the expenditure and increasing
the revenue together to the amount of
two millions and over.
The ldiffierent 'twixt tweedledum and
twcedledee is illustrated by the fait
that the rich man with a great appetite
is called an epicure, and the tramp with
a great appetite is called a glutten.
;Motrher (noticing her son's greedi
ness)-,, George, you should always
leave tine table feeling that you could
oat :a little more." (iGeorge--" I do,