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VOLUME XXIII. MONROE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1888. NUMBER 42.
1Dr.. A. B. ROTLAR S
DeSIARD STREET, MONROE, LOUISIANA,
- DEALER IN -
I)RUGS, MEDICINES, CHEMICALS, PAINTS.
Oils, Varnishes, Dye Stuffs, Glassware,
Patty. Pens, Ink, Paper, Envelopes, Lamps and Chimneys.
FINE CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
Pure Winos and Liquors for Medicinal Purposes.
-- ~~~' --Im 7-E;R
-- llholesio and lietail Dealor in -
Dl'rl ols, Bools, Shoes, Is, &c.,
Nos. 22, 24 and 26 GRANI STREET,
uvICONTOE-, - - - A.
Tile attention of the Trade is called -to his weoll seloectld stock of
SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS.
All Lines Complete.
Call and oxltox ille the stock and price of goods. ;xr All mail orders itlled witllh Car
Ofrds thefollowing specialtics at prices to suit ctrjjybodt:
STAL TIONAI2Y GENEYRPALLY
PA.ERI, PENS, INTKS, E3C.
-- PORTING G(OODS OF ALL lKIN. -
i&" Goods sold as rtepreSented or oney retOlned. 5fji
R. It. RILLS, 15 Grand Street, fEolmror, La
MILL POINT SAW MILL,
HARRISON HERRING, - - - Proprietor
All Kids ine, Cypress, Walnut & Ash Lumber,
110 UGHl AND DSSzSE1)D,
JD* Orders left at 2111ll or Opera Jloese will eel with i'ilprompt attlEliuo. "'Ci
Bo. 40., o rroo, laa.
Established 1867! Established 1867
E. W. MEALY'S ART GALLERY,
No. o rr~ancd Stroot, wr/onroo, LG.
('hromos, Autograph Albus /, a. rap l ioolks, N''ra P'icrs,
Fraies, Knobs, Cords, Artlis('s Alateriatl,
Wire, Glass, Ioile Allirrors, i -.S'lcro Iicuws, etc., etc.,
Photos in oil or water colors. I;nlarging old pictures a speciallty. Pictures franlll~
,o order. 13 Pictures taken regardless of weather. -i :
Corder DeSiard and Hall Sis., - - - - - MONROE, LA
---l . DEALER IN
-Greneral ,1/ero1haa a sndlise,
Have received in the 1FIS1 IITN i-- :% IA Ill NA'Et tlUS (OODS -.
-tr- Vat Ilroeaklit. e 1%1. ei- , ,r rr t l:td al() t e1:11.
!j0 (Coal FJish, ,C- Navy Itluý.
lsul- WIhito Fish, ' M' IllCo' l I'O.-,.
1t hollllad I Ierriull , ý:' lucl: h la l, ]
O- Driod HIerring, ,a" r:W',.
.tl Canned alhmoni, , Gi Itis,
.l'k" " O.c rl, .rEi l"e,. b N o.
' They lutve also received ('alithru ia ' .nun. (I .5..1, Hl:,i.inl, I'rul.nE. , ;, 1
Til Cu rrAllnr ts, C('itron, Apples, O(r m;s, ('EooauIts, iand otlher
1 i3o` Goods too Nlumeroul s to Mo ntiotll. Y,.
Southern Carriage Factory,
aII'I, Y" ANI) FEEl •. 'rAI I I ,iI,
wMoJ ro.o, L"..
The undorsiglted will do all Kiinds of Work i MaNliullfaOl urIntE aind letE,:irinig
?alri Buggies, Buggi ,.ks, tc. 1Ie is also pri,lplred I lld. :all kitdil of1 lack aiiit hi ii atl
reasonabfl le rates.
Ilorses and luggios kept for hiir. Stock Lopt iy the d:lv, wtek ,r minth tll
555 nOblt o rites. Fi. EN Ie 1N1.
KLINE & HAND,
-- ANI D ....
IRILLIAI ) PA R1 l t 1.
28 : : DeSiard Street, : : 28
Dealers in Imported and Domestic Wines, Liquors and Ciqars.
NO. i; .V7, TiI GRAND S'JlIEEI, . MONROE, L.
- I'EALER. IN -
FAMILY ,¢' FANCY GR(OCEl1 IES.)
FAIRMINN( IMP'LEMENTS. ET .
lolH1A. PRIC'"E AIlD FOI (1'UNTRY PRODw 1.
f Its peculiar efmcaey ia due
NO aHING as nchl l the process and
oskill Iu oralpoondl g us to
LIKE IT the Intgaedletts tlinorselvos.
'tke it in tlinae. It chceek
dllensea~ s in the ouatet, or iT
they be advanced will prove a potentLeure.
No Home shonld be Without It
It talikes the placc o a
dhctoer natd ostl.ly pro
seriptloans. All who load FOR WHOSE
sedeltary lives will fnld ' BENEFIT
it tle best lreveeut lve of
taltl curo for lund lest on.
Constlpationt , eadachea, l/lioasnce=,
Piles Ltud MentaIl D)oetressln. N0 lhss
of tillne, lo I nteffrarlae fwith blsiness
wlllie tlaking. IFor chIldren It Is most Iln.
linaotset all harnmless. No danger front
sxposture ifter taking. C drea Colic. )Di
arrluasa Itasol Corln" Aitl. Fevorisbh
saw alnd Feverish Oahti. I nvallds and
dcllaieto ersolns will lIld It the moildest
A trieal tland 'Tontt the*y can use. A little
tIuken at Iighlt Insures refresh lgn sleep
Itd ai ualtnrtl evau uatioln of tIlhe bowels.
A Ilttle tulkel in the mlornlng sharpens
the appetite, CleOisLses the otlntach ad
ftltets the breath. ..
A 1'UYSICIAN'S O]PINION.
' "I have been practicing ledlcine for
twenty years and have never been able to
It tip a veetaeble compound thnt would.
ike tlnt:lons Liver Reguator, Ipromlptly
iut effecttve!y move the Liver to action.
;:uI at tahe stle time aid (instead ofweak
) rteIg) the digestirve and .ssistiniativc)
msCrs ofa tie seysea." I.--.
bL. Id. H-rous. ..u., Washinglton; Ark. N'
Ilarkt of Oeultlineo ss L ook fot the'ron
l'rIals-Nllarkc n dlfnolt of WVrap ter, ltldtlthl
th:tl antll tiigntuluo of J. II.Zellln & CO. ia
red.,ou t he ide. 'TakeL no uother. -
SENATOR GIBSON ADDI)RIESSES TIlE
Some I'Pralcical Suggestions as to the Rle
lItlionship of tfhe People to the Laws.
Tl'1E C O'ONS'IITION AS AMENi)
Ell 1y TIlE WAlt.
(;God Ifeeling ofe the North T''owavrds the
Upon receiving from Lieutenant
Governor Jeffries, the presiding officer
of the joint session, official notification
of his election as United States Senator
from Louisiana, General Gibson, ad
dressing the assembly, said :
Flllow-Citizens, Members of the
General Assembly-I return to you
from the bottom of my heart my
thanks for the high honor you have
conferred upon me, and especially for
the manner in which you have seen
tit to bestow It. I thank the Demo
cratic masses of our State, who in the
parishes of the state at tha primaries
declared their preference for me to be
my own successor in the United States
The only reward that a public servant
may seek for the discharge of his du.
ties in the public employment is the
approval of his fllow-citizens-of the
good and Irue men who on their farms,
in their workshops, in the peaceful
avocatlions of life, make up an intelli
gent public judgment and constitute
the basis upon which, in the last resort,
free institutions rest and find their
vindication, I have felt that I repres
ented a people who by their self sacri
fices and public virtues
\%'OL.'1,) l A vt:HA I -,N rEN INRI t IffSaTRious
the annals of Sparla in her palmiest
days and lent dignity to the name of
Itoman while ItRome survived. [Ap
I congrlutlate you, fellow-citizens of
thle general assembly, and lost of you
who aur ontering publtic life, that you
begini under ,most nuspicious circuin
''Th, ti'ml;ost is past; the clouds
that lowered o,'cr out house are in the
deep Ihsomi of tlhe ocetan buried ;" the
life of the ,peoplo of our state is as
call as the surface of the beautiful
lake that lies Lack of our great metro
Iolitan city, and whlicil undisturbed
rellects in Its Iplcid bosson tihe peace
of (Lot t:ill.nsif fromn the skies above.
I congratuittl, you tilal the people of
our state have selhctl1d to be their chief
magistrate il ol of Louislana who, in
.t Ite'l!i:itr Llianl rI, enjoys without
Iilnit Iht' cmot iile'c' of the people of
Iteli :ttile, :land wlhose ntrlne wherever it
is klnown i :t tiower tof strength to the
iPotplhi of thl Unlited Stales for every
thing thiat wotrks for godil in pIuli
lift'. Appla: use'.
I'cll Iwc't li .'irs, thlie ltroccediings in
wvhichl ' yilo haveI partliilpated to-ilny
('tX IIl li i tl • I
III1. t l. 1:AI J)It tI I. i : IN ' T I'I'I"
II 'I N
unidietr wl tih it .i' Ilive. tou liave jstl
Pc'tlat(d :i r ,int :,r qof the ! 'nitedi Stilates I
fro t the h f -ate' . TL his fart indicates
t it yl,"It i lh e 't 'le g'toverI' itoIts, -your
'tlate Iovtrril nt, nllt orbit ish point-e
of ii t i::ri. r11 y'oit have anotihi r e t
t liv.tri r(It hich Ithough far distantii
ftitml y'lit', i" ,.rtill your governferInt,
woiei powr er- ire dcl linr i :iti irtt itodi
s vy er it', costiti- iu tio lt the rnyite
--atet,, h hii !: :1 -t yloul r unIa titution. '
'lh i' 1tirel l;-iv: li n lent ib not it foreign
ovt'iers ' tIt , ior :11 lilen gotvh e rnis leil.
oIt - r :ToviltLI government
f al hte' vt rnf! -tlt fi the union. W ho
h-- h utt hai hargor right- in the federal
govet f,t nci t , i r he n r bite ,,votd to it
hitan i the peop!l' of this common, '
wealth, Ih:un the ,t'rl(e of the south-'
ern -ltir: Di' di they not participate
I1: th' war ot the revolution, which
made tfhel c,.honiei tfre and independent
-over*itii .igat' 't Was not the army
uf the revoltllltI letl by a southern 1
loan "' I .-nti trl it, aay theore is hsardlly
Ia gentleman withlin the sound of my
voice, who did not have an ancestor
whose story he has read, among the
the soldiers who followed
TlE1 IIANNER OF W'ASIIIIGTON
In the seven years' war for indepen
And when the convention that had
framed the constitution was held on
the invitation of the northern states
and statesmen of old Virginia, who pre
sided over the council chamber but a
retresentative of Virginia, the peerless
Washington; and whose was the pen
and whose was the brain that more
than any other perfected that match
less instrument, the constitution of the
United States, if not those of Madison,
who has boten justly styled the father
of the constitution-a constitution
which Mr. Gladstone has described as
the most perfect work ever constructed
by a single effort of the human intel*
leet, and which must stand for all
time as a menument of the statesman
ship of America, and especially to the
genius of southern men, it discrimina-.
tion could be made. I do not refer to
the grand document the Declaration of
Independence drawn by Jeflerson, who
by the inspiration of genius seemed to
pick up the jewels which were lying
untouched and scattered about in the
minds of the people of that epoch and
arranged them like a skillful lapidary to
form thie brightest jewels in the crown
•Moli.ii.N IdILTTIItRs ANtS s'I'ATt:SMAN
Why in the second war for indepen
dence, the war of 1812, who were the
leaders that determined at all hazards
when our country was still in its in
fancy to defend her rights on sea and
land against the mighty power of En
gland ? It was Clay and Calhoun and
Lowndes of South Carolina--iC was
southern men who declared that the
flag and the rights of the United States
sould be recognized on every sea un
der the sun. [Applause.]
If I may be permitted to mention it,
no Louisianian can read the story of
that war without recalling the glorious
memories of the field of Chalmette,
where the prowess and patriotism of
their forefathers overthrew the veterans
of the British army. [Applause.1
It is true that we have had our con.
tentions and disputes; we have had
great civil conflicts, the greatest civil
war in the annals of mankind, where
more blood was shed, more men killed
and wounded, greater losses from
disease, more treasure destroyed than
01"F W.Vllt'll II1STiORY (;IVES AN A(
but where is the people, where the
nation which has escaped civil con
flict ? How few the families that have
not had their domestic differences and
trials growing out of disputes between
their members? And a nation, after
all, is only a great family. Namea
people whoso institutions have not been
cemented and preserved by the instru.
mentality of human blood. It seems
to be a sacrifice which men must pay
for their liberties, for civil government
in passing from the bat baric
to the civilized state. It was the
sacrifice offered up by religion
when she came to teach men to love
Fcllow-citizens, there never was a
people who, by the heat of a tromen- I
dous civil conflict, were so fused to
gether as the people of the United
States. It is true that here and there
ari' to be found a man, a camp follower
during the war, perhaps, or a demago
gue, somie ainal brave in bravado, some
man who Inever wore a uniform nor
carried It musket, who would make
you believe that the northern people i
were bent on humiliating the people z
of the south and that they distrust and t
despise them. .
Fellow-citizens, this is not true. t
'r ; IEi . tL OF T 1 1-1 NOitTil EltN
ill rily judgment, are anlxious and wil
ling to recognize the people of the
south as their fellow-countrymen. 1
believe that they are proud to do it.
I recall :in incident in the life of reosl.
dlent Lincoln when he visited the bat- '
tic lieltl of (lellysburg accompanied by
the tonlllanding officers of the fIederal
army, and by a gentleman who had t
tlen lmy friend from boyhood, and
who related this circumstance to me: :
'liort,'" s~id anl officer standing up
on ('clntiery HIlli, W'here is the point
at which the tide of battle was deter I
Inirii in favoroif tihe north. Such and
lsuch 'll - olCer ('omllmandeCdl here and
lost il'trly ll tf his nmen and their
iliillmS will liv. in imperishable luster
uil itln tie tnges of the hislory of our I
counll try; ranld guiiratinis yet to come,"'i
said tl is ofilcer, "will itrizo their I
ilmcllloriii, folr they were time saviors of t
tho nition. ( uir ti,'lt'indt nts will be
iroiuti to call th'rni 'our countrymen." I
'I'hi' Ircsidetnt ldrew his long and -
gliumlt ormii tIp tuLb looking dtown the
hiloitis' of Ithe rugged he'ight.t, ai in In
his qua:int way, "Yes, my friend, the
men who lild thlis position were brave I
;inid good men and true men, and I
have lin doubt that their descendants
atid ouIr descendants will be prIwoud for
generations to come to call them 'our
countrymen." But when I look down
these slolpes and when I see the imr
Iasmm:ble obstacles in the way of the
Smen who three times took these
.theightls ani were then dtriven black, is
o-tni'ili-t lt tan' that ullr dinsc!endlantls for
y call them, too, 'our countrymen.''
it [Great applause.]
e I believe, fellow-cilisens, that that
is the sentiment lying at the hearts of
the people of the north.
There was for a short period
A sENTI3ET OF DISTRUST
d of the southern people, but it was while
a the Republican party was I power;
sa when they were sowing the seeds of
I. dissension and discord throughout the
a south and mistrust In the minds of the
a northern people. Therefore they wit
n nessed with inexpressebleanxiety the
e installation -of the Democratic party at
- Washington, but scarcely had that ad.
e minlstration begun to move under the
, guiding hand of Grover Cleveland, the
r firm, sagacious, liberal-minded leader,
s calling southern men into his cabinet
s and into the treasury service, appoint
I ing a leading son of the south to the
supreme court of the United States;
I knowing. no seetionalism in the ad
ministration of the government, then
a confidence began to grow up until a
- rich harvest has been gathered,
o throughout the whole north of
f trust, respect and sympathy for the
3 people of thesquth.
Fellow-citir.ens, what are the proofs
r of their sentiments in that respect?
a Yo. ' in to see capital and imnmigra
I tion W l into the southern states.
You ases a neow birth of
throughout the south; the waste places
made to blossom as the rose and land
but a few years ago devastated by fire
and the sword, torn by civil dissen
3 sions, now smiling inpeace and plenty,
and gladdened by a prosperity that
springs from sober industry, from care
I ful thrift, and from generous and brave
endeavor not only in the fields of agri
I culture, manufactures, mining and
commerce, but of science and Petters,
Not only are we preparing to coon
vert our wood and iron, out leather and
wool and our cotton into factories of
utility and beauty, but our people are
rapidly extending their public school
f system and building up great universi.
, ties that already attract the attention
and admiration of American scholars.
1 Fellow-citizens, this is our union,
our constitution, and if I could do any.
thing in my public career to bring the
hearts and sympathies of the southern
I people to cherish the union and the,
constitution I would feel that my task
p had not been in Vain. To give peace
and concord to the greatest continuous
!empire in the world Is an undertakngl
that would enoble the efforts of the
highest genius and obtain pardon for
the efforts of the meanest undertaking.
It is true that the constitution has been
changed and that
SLAVERY IIAS BIEEN A11OInHrlSII
in the organic law of the land. It is
true, fellow-citizens, that the principles
of secession have been eliminated from
this structure of the federal constitu
tion. We might well say to our north.
ern friends if this struggle was made
for the constitution as it was; if you
were right in your theory of the consti.
tution and southern statesmen were
wrong, why did you find it necessary
to change the constitution after the
war? In the Dred Scott decision the
supreme court of the United States
held that we were citizens of the Uni
ted States by virtue of being citizens of
our several states. Citizenabhip and al
legiance are co-relative terms, so when
our military leader, General Lee, was
summoned before the reconstruction
committee at Washington, and the
question was propounded to him wheth
er he felt that he had been guilty of
treason or not, he said that he had
NO'I IIEEKN (UI(rTrY oI TRICAION
because ho owed his allegiance to the
state of Virginia of which he was a citi
zeon, and he held his commission from
the state of Virginia. Ife was a citi
zen of the United Htales by virtue of
his being a citizen of the state of Virt
ginil. ]ut, fellow-citizens, this is
changed now, and the necessity of
making the change in order to ellnrl
nate the doctrine of secession Is the
strongest proof that if there had been
no change the doctrine would still have
been there. But the fourteenth amond
ment of the constitution of the United
States declares that all persons born
within the United States or subject to
the jurisdiction thereof-I give It brief
ly-are citizens of the United States
and it is the first
DEII' ITION OF ('ITzI:Sji iI"
of the United States that can be found
in that instrument from one end to the
other. In every other article of the
constitution they speak of the "citizens
of the sevoral states." The government
was run on "states" but by the four
teenth amendment we all becanmo citi
z.ens of the United States, anti there
fore our nlleglance Is due primarily to
tne government of the United States.
I know it is sail you may have a two
f.old allegiance or a fourfold allegiance
-as a citizen of the Upited Slates, of
your state, (,of your parish, and of yuur
village or town. But the qluestion Is,
where is thle supreme power ? Where
the supreme power resides there your
allegiance Is due. When the constitu
tion of the United States declares that
you are a citizen of the United States,
then your duties begin, so far as allegt
ance is coneerned, to the government
of the United States. So that to-day,
Sthe constitution as it stands has elimi
a nated from it the
I IOCTtItE Nt l' EcS,. ,
r and I think the wiosest and bet thinag
, is for the oulhBern people to make up
' their minds they will accept in Ioo!
faith the amendments to the constituj
tI ion of the United States which we bavq
I all sworn to support. How could w4
as men of honor do otherwise ? Nowj
fellow-citizens, there Is nothing illogl4
cal in this posltion, nothing noahi
tent. The men Who felt they bad a
right to enrcise secession under the
constitution as it stood befores these
amendments were adopted were right.
The propolition delegating the power
to the federal government had been
formally submitted to the convention
and it was not adopted.
The men who fell on (te hillsidse of
the confederacy, fell In a holy cause.
[Great applause.] They perished for
our country, they perished for an idea;
for a construction of the constitution
which had been the accepted one by
publicists of the supreme court, and If
they erred at all, they erred on the
side oft "home rule" and
I do not think that within the bor
ders of the southern states, from the
Potomac to the Rio Grando, there les
one single possesslon, not our eate fields
nor our cotton fields, our mines, not' a
single possession so valuable, so price,
lees as the bones and memorlet of the
men who fell under Lee, Johnstou and
Jackson. I would not exchange them
for all the ;old and sllver mines in tire
But, fellowcitirens, the constitution
has been changed, and it we were right
Instanding by the old constitution as it
came from the hands of our fathers, we
are right, now, in standing by the
amended constitution and against the
doctrine of secession. [Greatapplause.A
TIEaLE (ChAN us NO NItCEEL810N
under the government of the United,
States. Why, the people of all nations
are required to support (he existing or%
der of the government, or to adopt the
alternative of revolution.
What would yout think of the descen
dants of the men who followed the ifr.
tunes of the house of Stuart in Ionglaad
if they refused allegiance to-day to the
house of Hannover and the lfritish
queen? What would you think of the
Germans, who, after the consolidation
of the empire by the genius of Bls.
marck, were to disavow their allegiC
ance and take up arms against the Ger
man government ? Or what would be
thought of a countryman of Oavour,'
whose genius united all Italy, if nbw'
he should take up arms againstthe
Italian government ? So the men who
stood by the confederacy, who risked
their lives and fortune for that cause,
may now be true and loyal to the con
stitution of the United States and its
amendments, and to the fortunes of the
union, whether they shall be good or
evil. I will not be betrayed Into
A LEN(GltlY ADI)DeMs,
or discuss questions of legislation, I
anl simply expressing some thoughts
that occurred to nme as I took this
stand. I feel that no other public man
In the history of our Mtate was ever so
greatly indebted to the generosity of the
people of Louisiana as I have been.
The only possible return I can make
for favors beginning in my youth and
extended to me with increasing kind
ness as I approach the goal Is to serve
the people of my state with honor and
fldelity and to the best of my humble
ability. LUreat applause.I
Up Halt tilver.
Mr. J. T. Wallace, assessor of Winn
parish, La., called Major lurko's at
tention to a tritle duo by himl as tax
upon some property til said parish.
The urbane Major asked for it des
cription of the land.
Said Mr. Wallace, who Is a guologia
of note: "It is a locality whore salt it
plentiful with a substratumn of lime,
magneelsia and mnanganso, na well as it
trace of sulphur anll Iron, anld during
the war became somnewhat famnou as
the "'lurleson Salt \Vorks."
The Major's eyes twinukld, hin pulled
his mustache thoughtfully and asked :
"'IJ there any water c'eurse leading
from It ?"
-"Yes," said Mr. Walluce.
"Here's your money," said the AMajor.
"I nam delighted at havinKgatslt river
of my own, as a retreat, which Is also
at the disposal of any oaf lny ncquulu
tances and friends."
Attorney General Cuanninllghlam, Wiho
was standing near by, 'ws tendered a
spreial Invltatlont by the. 3atjir.
The States which are r,.lresulteld in
the Ullited States S·,uate by lienu who
were born withi, their rueectlivo bor
ders are said to, b(e mi fullows : Cson
nectlcut, nemntor l'itt : JDe~latware,
Saallsbtury aert (Ir ray ; (arorrgin, (:ul
luitt; Kentucky, Iaekpckurn; lI +,!al
lana, Eustis ; Malaa., Ulne and F'ryo;
Maryland, (torlmamn aindlt Wilsrol, ; Mls
sachusetta, J)jwen aintl hllr; Mich
igan, Palmer; Mibsouri, Cockrell,
New lampabhiro, Ilair and Uhandler;
New York, Iiscock; Norlh Clarolina,
ransom and Vance; ()hio, Sherman;
Pennsylvania, Uamerron and Q(uay;
Rhode Island, Aldrich; Suttlh Caroli
na, Butler and Hamptona ; Tennaessee,
Harris and Bate; Vermont, Edmunds
and Morrill; Virginia, RIddleberger,
and Daniel; West Virginia Faulkner.
Flavoring Extracts for Cakes, Sples,
P'opper, Cooklng Soda, Mustard, Gela.
I tine, :Coal ()il and Hewing Mtlchine
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