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R. G. COmB,
Jan. 2. 1879.
Then. O. eanton,
OHice with S. D. McEnery.
Dr. T. P. IBehardson
HAS resumed the practice of Medicine.
He may be found, when not profes
sionally engaged, at Moore's drug store
during the day, and at his residence at all
other hours. Monroe, Feb. 0, 1879.
R. Riehardlson.
will practice in all the parishes of
North Louisiana, the Supreme Court of the
State, the Federal Courts, and in the Land
Oe I)c Department of the General Govern
mnet. August 18, 1881.
Jamales T. IBtrother.
uVill practice law in North Louisiana,
before the Supreme Court at Monroe, Fed
eral Courts of Louisiana. Court of Claims,
and Supreme Court of the United States at
Washington City.
Drs. Calderwool at Aby,
Practitioners in Medleine and Surgery.
Otlice on Grand street, in rear of F. M.
Mc(:'ormnick's Drug Store, and opposite
D. i. ( uniJy's store.
January 23, 1880. n20:ly
John H. Dlnkgrave,
Oflice opposite Court House. Practices
in all the Courts of North Louisiana; also
in tile Supreme Court of the State and the
Federal courts. All claims, including cot
ton claimns, will receive prompt attention.
Land OH(lee and Pension matters attended
to. March 28, 1879.
Dr. S. C. Murphly,
D .FIARD S1., MONROE, LA.-Having
recently arranged his office with special
reference to the treatment of chronic female
diseases, Dr. Murphy will give particular
attention to that branch of his profession.
.Ai-Reters to the medical traternity of Mon
roe and Trenton. June 15, 1811.-tf.
Talbot Stillmanan,
will practice in the Parishes of
Ouarchim,. lorehouse, Richland and Frank-
lin, in time Supreme Court of the State,
and in the Federal Courts. Will take
claims for collection in all other parishes in
Louisiana, with privilege of managing
sanme lit cnlloection with attorneys residing
..here. August 18, 1881.
Ct. J. OArTNRn. IM. J. I.1 DDEI.L.
Boatner at liddell,
Law, Monroe, La., will practice in all
the Parishes of korth Louisiana, in the
Supreme Court at Monroe, the Pederal
Courts, and in the Land Office Department
of the General Government.
Otlice fronting northeast corner of public
squrare. January :3, 1879.
DIi. S.L. BRACEY, Dentist, respectfully
offers his professional services to tmhe
citizens of Mmonroe and surrounding coun
try. Having an experience of fourteen
years in the practice, he feels confident of
.ivimngsatisfthetion in all branches of his
i'rofiession. Is willing to warrant all work.
Oflie at residenmce on Jackson street, near
tie 'Female Academly, Muonroe, La.
v7-nmarl6:1 y
Joehn MeEnery,
No. it Carondelet St., New Orleans.
I AND BUSINESS at the Land Offices ill
• New Orleans and Washington City at
tenlded to. Agency for sale and purchase
of Plantations, lFarm and unlimnproved
I ands solicited.
;gr0Major J. (I. RHilhardson is associated
w Nih .ir. MIclEnory in the land business,
to which he will give his entire attention.
.Tanluarly (i, 1881.
WV . i'. ITrnA.. CP. H. TROtRSDA WI..
Mlillsaps &a Trousdale.
ill practice in thIe courts of the Fifth
l mistlrit,, Supremlme Court, anmd Federal
C'olrts. Vill take clainms for collection in
all tile parishes of North Louisiana, with
lrivtilege of nmamagimng samme ill conneetion
with resident attorneys.
Office inl ST'mmnm's tllmrL(t, on WVood
tmreot. Augulst 18, .181.
H. H. Rausell,
ishes of Ouachita, Riehland, Lincoln
and C(aldwell, uand i tihe Supreme ('ourt.
c 'llection of claimls prosecuted with dili
gncmmme anild Ilmmom I promnptly rem itte. Man
agelmelnt, sale aimml lease of real estate under
takenl, anlld satisfalion garatnteed. Fees
mnlonerate. Office on Wood street, in
Stubb's building, Jan. 6, 188
'Twas midnight, and the sleeper's lanps
Were burning low and dim;
One sound alone the stillness broke,
One snore of wondrous vim.
Now sounding in the deepest bass,
Now in a baritone;
Then like a locomotive's snort,
Then like a dying groan.
Then one by one the curtains
Of each berth were drawn aside,
And wrathful voices roared for peace,
But all in vain they cried.
An angry miner grasped a "pop,"
A granger seized a boot,
And leaping from their bunks, t he rest
Prepared to follow suIt.
Then came a wild. despairiplg cry,
And then a groan of pain;
The noisy slumberer had been dropped
From the speeding train.
Then, with a sigh of deep relief,
Once more they doffed their clothes,
And silently resigned themselves
To undisturbed repose.
No more that railway fiend will break
The slumbers of the just;
No prayers are said, no tears are shed,
O'er his unhallowed dust.
Quaint Heathen Rites of the uniL s in
Roston Harbor.
BosTcs, March 28.-Perhaps three
centuries ago the wilderness bordering I
on Massachusetts was the scene of as
weird and uncanny a form of idolatry
as was to-day revived here by a band
of aboriginees. Six chiefs of the Zuni
nation have made a pilgrimage from
their home, New Mexico, to the ,"Ocean
of the Sunrise," to pay homage to the
god of the waters, one of their princi
pal deities. For 196 years their supply
of holy water from the great sea had
not been replenished, and the chiefs and
medicine men were sent on the long
journey to propitiate the Great Spirit
and implore his continued favor. They I
are accompanied by Prof. Frank H.
Cushing of the Smithsonian Institu
tion, who some years ago went among
them to study their habits and tradi
tions. So fascinated did he become that
to assist in his Investigations he made
himself oneof them and was adopted
by a chief. He participated in to-day's
ceremony, and has acted as interpreter
for the Zunis for the week they have
been here. The savages are remarka
bly fine-looking men for Indians, and
they have been the objects of much in
terest during their stay here.
A stranger procession never appeared I
First came several policemen, who
attempted to keep the crowd In order, I
and shouted loudly to it all the time to I
"keep back," which, as usual, the crowd I
did not do.
Then came Mr. Cushing, clad In a I
blue shirt of native cloth, buckskin
leggings and moccasins decorated with
silver buttons, crescents, and buckles,
strings of beads, and shell bracelets.
lie wore upon his head a bearskin cap,
somewhat like Robinson Crusoe's tra
ditional head-gear, with a number of
feathers stuck into the side of it, and I
was agreeably decorated with a streak I
of black paint, which ran under both E
eyes and across his noes, while a large t
spot of the same appeared on each I
The chiefs were drtssedl like Mr.
Cushing, except that one wore gorgeous I
green breeches and had a skin skull I
cap on his head, while another had I
breeches of a stuff resembling black º
plush. All were painted in the pleas- i
ing pattern above described in the case t
of Mr. Cushing, except that the color I
favored by one was red and by another I
yellow. The effect, however, was about I
the same, and in no ease entirely pleas- I
Ing. The Indians wore upon their backs I
their shIelds and weapons of war, and
in their hands carried hollow gourds
and glass vases with which to take up
the sacred water.
After a protracted and irregular
scramble over the rocks the celebrants
of the rite, followed by the Irregular
mob of sightseers, reached a point where
they could look eastward over the sea.
Squatting on their haunches on tlhe
weedy rocks, they began to chant a
prayer in a low monotone, and as they
chanted scattered meal from their
pouches upon the sea, in four dlifferent
directions, to propitiate the Gods of the
North and of the South, of tle upper
and of the lower regions, tile Mother
of thle Ocean, and the 1ather of the
I.World. The symbol of tlais strewn
meal is of a road or path which the
i priests mark out with it, signifying a
I request that the paths in life of the sup
Spliants and their children may be ifnI
'ished,"' to use the Zunl expression, or
drawn out to a distant end, as we
might say.
As the sea rose, a number of the more
venturesome members of the assembly
found themselvs cut off from the shore
and were obliged to wade back to the
beach, while an enterprising photo
grapher, who had boldly planted him
self on two rocks in the very front of
the kneeling Zunis and trained his
camera upon them, was soaked up to
his knees before'his negative was taken.
The Indians, however, were much
pleased with the rising tide, consider
ing It a mark of especial favor on the
part of the gods of the sea, and, des
pite Mr. Cushing'sattempts to dissuade
them from remaining, they persisted
in completing their chant and petition.
They even looked upon their counsel
lor with some disfavor and urged him
not to be faint-hearted, but to remain
and see the favorable purpose of the
gods. Although seeing the sea on this
occasion for the first time they mani
fested not the slightest alarm, but were
evidently awe-struck and impressed
with the majesty and power of the
When they came ashore out of the
water they formed a circle, sitting close
together, and smoked sacred cigarettes
made of cane filled with consecrated
tobacco. As they smoked they prayed
and blew the smoke among the feath
ers of the prayer sticks they carried.
Then they cast the prayer sticks into
the waves. Then the two head chiefs
waded back into the icy water and filled
their gourds and vases and went to the
tents. On the way they whirled into
the air sticks at the ends of thongs,
making a whizzing noise. The gods
were thus informed that the ceremony
was finished. Another song was chant
ed, reciting the good expected to result
from the act of worship. The sacred
meal was four times scattered west
ward, the direction they must take fn
returning to their own land. In addi
tion to the gourds and vases, the In
dians took back seven large demijohns
of sea water, which will be consecrated
after their return.
The concluding ceremony was the
initiation of Mr. Cushing into the high
est order of the bow. He was taken to
the shore, stripped of his head-dress,
was baptized, and his hands were
washed. Incantations were chanted
meanwhile, and then the chief em
braced him. This makes Mr. Cushing
In every sense a Zuni. On his return,
however, he must subject himself to
several trying ordeals, one test being a
fast of four days and nights. lie will
then be permitted to read the sacred
history of the tribe, which is expected
to throw much light upon Indian his
tory in America.
The Savannah News, of :March 25,
comes to us in mourning on account of
tbe death of its senior editor, Colonel
William Tappan Thompson. From the
editorial notice of this sad event we
gather that Colonel Thompson was
seventy years old at the time of his
death, having been entitled for years
past to the title of Nestor of the South
ern Press.
Col. Thompson engaged in newspa
per work in early life. In 1850 he began
the publication of the Savannah Morn
ing News. Under his management and
direction that paper has taken a prom
inent place among the journals of the
South. lie acquired a deserved repu
tation as a thoughtful and prudent, yet
fearless writer, and his personal heon
esty and integrity were ever above I
reproac,. In fine, Col. Thompson was
an honor to the journalistic profession.
Not only was Colonol Tlhompson a
journalist, but also an author. His
"Major Jones' Courtship" has been
widely read, and for years found great 4
amusement throughout thlie country.
Besides this, he was the author of
,Chronicles of i'ineville," r"Major
Jones' Travels," and otilier sketches,
the well-known fairce of ",The Live In
lianll,'' andi a dtlramatiSttion of the Vicar
of Wakefield, which was produced both
in Irirope anal A m'rime with ,nuclh suc
A number of our lpeople have ipleas
ant recollections of Col. Thomlnpson when
hie attenled the Southern i'ress ('on
vention here in 1860; wlhen the lament
ed John Forsythl was the Nestor of
Southern journalism, antd (ol. Thomp
soe was next to him. Both were men
whom the South coulm ill spare; both
followed the path of duty and convic
tion fearlessly; hoth now rest from
their labors.--ebi¢f .Regi.ei.er
[Boston Special the N. O. Picayune.]
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the
sweet poet, the gentle seholar, thegenial
gentleman and admirablecltizen, whose
pure thoughts embodied in verse have
carried joy and peace to the hearts of
millions of many nations, this after
noon yielded up his life peacefully and
calmly in the midst of his family. Ills
gentle heart had scarcely ceased its pul
sations when the sorrowed fact was
made known to the deniaens of Cam
bridge by seventy-fivestrokes upon the
telegraph alarm bells, that being the
number of his earthly years.
For many months his failing health
has compelled an almost complete with
drawal from society, and during that
period he has remained at his historic
home, declining all Invitations, his
thoughts centered upon his own Imme
diate friends and neighbors.. His last
appearance in public was on the occa
sion of the 250th anniversary of the
settlement of Cambridge in December,
1880, when, at the morning exercise at
the Sanders Theatre, he made a brief
address to the children of the public
schools, who, at the conclusion of the
programme, clustered about him, eager
to grasp his honored hand.
The news of his death was entirely
unexpected by the public, as his dan
gerous symptoms were not generally
known until Wednesday; but long be
fore sunset there were numerous tokens
of mourning displayed from private
houses and it is probable that on the
day of the funeral, which has not been
definitely settled upon, the whole city
will assume a funeral aspect.
His first severe illnees began last Sat.
urday. On that day he spent some
time in walking and sitting upon the
plazza, and upon his return to his room
he was attacked with chills, accom
panied by vomiting.
All day Sunday he complained of
severe stomach pains, and opiates were
administered to allay the trouble and
Induce sleep. His condition seemed
somewhat improved until Monday,
when dangerous symptoms became
manifest and the family were seriously
alarmed. Tuesday morning thesesymp
toms assumed an aggravated form and
it became evident to the household that
his death was near. On Wednesday
and Thursday there was a slight Im
provement, there being a disposition to
sleep almost continually.
During the afternoon and evening of
Thursday lie talked a great deal about
various topics, and seemed to recover a
large portion of his usual bright and
cheerful disposition. Later in the night
he became partially unconscious and
seemed restless and uneasy. This morn
ing he revived, though his talk was of
a rambling nature and somewhat inco
herent. This condition continued until
about an hour before his death, when
he again became unconscious and so
continued until the last, suffering but
little pain apparently. The immediate
cause of death was peritonitis.
All the family were present, consist
ing of his three daughters-Edith (Mrs.
R. H. Dana,) Alice and Anna, the sons
Ernest and Charles, his nephews Wil
liam and Wadsworth Longfellow of
Portland, his sisters, Mrs. James Green
leaf of Cambridge, and Mrs. Pierce of
Portland, his brother-In-law, Thomas
Appleton of Boston, and Nathan Ap
pleton of Boston, and Mrs. ErnesbtLong
Hle had been in bad health for one or
two years, and it is believed that dur
Ing his last brief Illness he had suffered
but little pain.
[New York Sun.]
VAswirNwTroN, March 28.--1 Con
gress passes the bill which propoces to
cut Dakota Territory into two parts,
and create a State out of one of these
parts, it will not be done until after a
hard fight. The Democrats showed an
indifference respecting the early at
tempt of the winter to create a senti
ment favorable to the passage of the
bill which was almost Incomprehensi
ble. It is quite likely that the bill
could have been rushed through had it
bleen reported and called up early in
tile session. Marvelous stories were
told of the growth of the Territory.
It was claimed that it had now a popu
lation of 160,000, which was increasing
at a rate that would give the Territory
half a million people in 1890. The
people were represented as being very
anxious for the organization of the
I lower half of the Territory into a ~State,
and it was said that such organizatioo
was all that was needed to develop
with wonderful rapidity the remarka
able resources of the Territory. But
members have had time to examine
some of the extraordinary statements
that were made, and to learn some
thing of the politieal plotting which
has been magnfled; into a teat popu
tar movement. It is now known that
that part of the Territory from which
it is proposed to create a State does not
contain a population equal to the ratio
of apportionment for one Representa
tive in the lower House, and of this
population not one in twenty cares to
have the Territorial government legis
lated out.
The scheme is born of the desire of a
few politicians to obtain power. When
Mr. Windom was re-elected to the Sen
ate without opposition by the declina- I
tion of his predecessor, Mr. Edgerton,
to be a candidate against him, Win
dom made it his first business to see
that Edgerton was well repaid. He I
proeured Edgerton's nomination for
Chief Justice of Dakota, and it was
said at the time that Edgerton was I
willing to take this office because he
was assured that Dakota would be I
admitted as a State this session, and
that, with administration help, he
could be returned to the Senate. A t
part of the zeal that some Senators dis- I
play is said to be due to the desire not
only to make the Republican majority
in the Senate secure, but also to have
Mr. Edgerton back among them. I
The Democratic members of both
the House and the Senate have now
come to an understanding that will I
secure united action on this bill.
Already it has been recommitted to
Lhe Senate committee, because it had I
been falsely reported as recommended E
mnanimously by the committee, and (
two Democratic members said this was C
a mistake. When it gets back to the
Senate and into the House, it will be C
nought step by step, and, as the Iepub
lleans seem now determined to put it r
through, it is not unlikely that a con
test may be waged over it that will I
greatly prolong the session. The Dem
oerats believe that the people will sup-~e
port them in the position that new I
States are to be received only after it. ls
certain that their prosperity has been
such as to warrant a release from Ter
ritorial jurisdiction, and their popu
lation is suffilcient at least to equal the
ratio of representation for one member
of the lower House.
A glaring, shameful Instance, says
the Memphis Appeal, of the monopoly
that is carried on under the pretense of
protecting American labor is seen in
the case of the common match used in I
?very house. One company has mo
aopolized nearly anil this trade within
he United States. Rich capitalists
have banded together and manufac
:are them, employing a capital of about
t2,000,000. Should any smaller com
pany attempt to rival them, they send
matches among his customers reduced
to any price that will make it Impossl
ble for the competition to be sustained,
and thus they keep the market to them
selves. leside the regular trade mu
sopoly they thus secure, they have an
)ther source of Income. The govern
ment supplies stamps for the matches
it a reduced rate when large quantities c
ire taken. • Bly purchasing on a large
scale the company is thus able tosecure E
L profit on their buying, besides the
)rdinary income from their sales, and I
-his supplies them with extra power to
grush out rivals. American labor reaps <
so advantage by the monopoly, but the I
eontrary. AS this great company mo- I
iopolizes the market, in case of any of
their employes is not satisfied with his I
wages or his usage, and wishes to leave, I
eo nas nowhere else to go. The comrn
pany have him at their mercy, unless I
he go into some other business in which 4
lie had no experience and no practical I
lualifcation. Thius the monopoly does I
not only rob the public, but it makes a
slave of the workman, and the monop- I
alizers get their workmen at thecheap
est terms to be lhad in the labor market
nust the sanme as those who are not mo
nopolists. I.et the reader look on the
stamps affixed to the box of matches he
is using and reflect that every man
and woman, every merchant, farmer
and laborer throughoutthe country has
to pay that amount of tribute to the
mnonopolists whenever a box of matches
is bought. Is not this intolerable, that
the industrious people in the United
States, down to the very poorest,should
thus be "sponged" upon to build up for
tones for two-milliou-dollar capitalits?
A subscriber lyinag in ain etown,
N. Y., writes to the New %'ork laun as
follows: .. ,
"~Will you please to .tht'eYor Western
inforination the origln°f 'the-i'dnany
Soeety?' I 'neaa t1e', n at 9,~pf the
550eWthyether ,a, tle installation of
that now myaterious Iastitotto-lIn the
last century, it wa 'a ik l(ýtlt 'o ilal,
or polltial eldb, 1r5it l~[ed by
the leglslature at thi', ItpW OL A4ncelp
tion or In.after yeals; anLtwheatt took
on the name of S-t. Tamman ; also,
when the society fell 'vietiE~ t6John
Kelly, and Kelly blAi to tt I n the
politics of the Hall. We have ben un
able to find in the chronicles olf thecity
of New York any history. of.Tawmany."
A Sun reportse took the letter to Mr.
Nelson J. Waterbury, ex-Greand Sachem
of the ancient soelety,.and, requested
him to give the desired Information.
"The society, was quaded at the close
of thelast century,"'. said Mr.. Water
bury, "and the. object was. to dlfltso a
r e p u b l i c a n s p i r i t l a a n t a g o n i s~a r ' o t h e
Soelety of the' OCnclhpati,;"i l', was
esthblished b , oticers ofthe. Aovolu
tionary army, and was. 'sapposed to
havearlstocratlc, not tb sity MlOn rch
ical, tendencies. The intticlpalih n In
the formation of the soielpty,sVi one
John Mooney. I don't know,whother
he was native born or not, but the first
tendency of the feeling in the sbliety
was American. It also prroposdat its
start to be philanthropic, benoevolnt in
Its scope, and, I presueme, sochaL. it was
not Incorporated until the next dCeotry,
not later than 1818. 1 don't klttWi that
it was over called otherw it jq (The
Society of Tamany, or teat Columblan
Order.' That name never' hba -een
"Tammapy Itall Is morole the hasno
of the building In Fourteepth, utreet."
~fr. Waterbury continued.', "Thetocel
ety is governed by aoenell of saitbmna
consisting of 18,' seven:p f' l'ri are
absolute." John gCe1Ily as Qwptq of
seven sacheme, owps tbolbuUdiJsn,ab
solutely, and can: turn people L. orsout
as he: pleases. .V Whea Tweetl'eoilhded,
Kelly saw the' plaeo ' ~t4, t ' In,
took ttaseAelson, a u ;p ,up
with men he could. xrely on tadoJdls
will so as to control the 'aniunal elec
tlons. The Bible deseribes theo bccur
rence and the conditions:
Vhen the unclean spirit is gone out
of a man, he walketh through dry
places, seeking rest and hlideth nonte.
'Then he saith, J will return Jsatoyny
house fromn whence I came. put; and
when he is come, he flndeth it empty,
swept and garnished.
'Then goeth he and taketh with hinm
self seven other spirits more wicked
than himself, and they enter in and
dwell there; and the last slate of
that man is worse than the first.'-41t.
"Furthermore," said Mr. Waterbury,
",if the IDemocrats n tile society wiho
have not gone over to the ltepublieanrs
with John Kelly would come together
and agree to support thirtoon D)emo
crals who don't belong to any clique or
faction, but are acceptable to the whole
party-men of character, lldolity, and
good repute-they could elect thean
sachems in spite of all John Kelly
could (do, and could turn Kelly Into
the street wlthlout the slightest dlifl
No woman of thIe wnealtller class
earns a holiday more d eservedly :han
Queen VictorIa. Ministers rise auld
tall, and pass from active 1i llo Into enso
and comparative seclusion, but thime
Queen has been continuously In onlleial
harness srinc 1837, and forty-five years
isalong stretch for unlnterrulit&6l work.
When her septuagenarian 1'rimo MIi
ister was occupying his lulrt olllcilt
post she was already at politician of
some experience, and had distmtssesd
great quesatlons with the lending mnindts
of the (lay. A woman,, she began
active life when men are reckoned
mere school boys. "I suplpose," sal
a gentleman to a former Judge'Advo
calte-ceneral, ,"it Is 'a mere form, ygur
submitinig t tthe Queon thlq urocedl
ings of courls martial Y'" l)o. you,
itndeed? 1Vell, 1 can tell y ,bl, thena
timat she understands 'thi' wheole' hutlm
ness na well a. I do myself."
Chlarles Ihudley Warner says': "Al
though there are many persolsn ii ail
lands unable to pay for a paper,1 never
hleard of any unable to edit one."
A lIloston paper says that It never
know a dletective to have a correct
theory ot a murder until after the
culprit was caught.

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