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OLUM E XXIV. MONROE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1888. NUMBER 17. MONROE ADVRTISEMENTS. No. 22 DeSIARD STREET, MONROE, LA. M -DEALER IN- A Ohoice Family Groceries HARDWARE, CROCKERY, GLASSWARE TINWARE AND NOVELTIES. Country Produce Boughlt and Sold. aGooda purchased from me will be delivered FREE ;within the City Limits. F I tell the Celeorald MONOGRAM VINEGAR. Everything sold on the F LIVE AND LET LIVE PLAN. COUNTRY ORDERS SOLICITED. GIVE ME A TRIAL.1S- E "E. I-. EI.I. .TS, Bookseller and Stationer. SPE~CIALTIES =-= SCHOOL BOOKS, GUNS, PISTOLS. RIFLES, BLANK BOOKS. SHELLS, CARTRIDGES. CA.S, LIBRARY, MAGAZINES AND PAPERS, 8OT, POWDER, WADS, PLUSH GOODS. FISHING TACKLE. P0oTi AND OTHER WORKS, OIL, NEEDLES. &C. HOLIDAY GOODS. SEWING MACHINES. No. 15 Grand St., MONROE, LA. W. A. BAILIE. DR, T. O. BREWER. BAILIE & BREWER, Snocessors to J. A. Moore and W. . IIHarris, HOLESALE ANllD RETAIL DRUG-GISTS, MeFee's old Stand, Grand Street, Monroe, La. Dealers in Medicines, Chemicals, Paints, Oils, Glass, Stationery, Cigars and Tobacco, Pure Wines and Liquors for Medicinal Purposes. irea tr - Irteset. -- I D -R N- ---MZoroo. c a . - DEALER IN- FURNITURE, SASH AND DOORS, WINDOW SHADES, Childrens' Carriages, Wagons and Velocipedes. -AND DEALER IN Comns, Coffn lTrimmings and Metalic Burial Cases. --ALSO DEALRS IN The American Sewing Machine. - Wholesale and Retail Dealer in - Dr G oodL, Bools, Shoes, lais, c,, Nos. 22, 24 and 26 GRAND STREET, OItON'OE.-, - - - - LA. Tbe attention of the Trade is called to his well selected stock of SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS. All Lines Complete. Call and examine the stock and pries of goods. ber All mail orders filled with oare and diplatch. Prmeldent, I. I. BARIBEl. Vice-lresident, J. A. LEWIS. Secretary, IT. M. NICHOLS. SOiTiHWESTERN IACHINERY COMPANY, MERIDIAN, MISS. Manufacturers' Agents and Dealers in all kinds of Saw Mtill and Wood-oerkinug .. CMACHOEINE14Y E Engines, Boilers, and Supplies of Every Description, and IMPROVED AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS. Plans and Estimates Furnished on Application at Short Notice. J. M. SCANLAN, General Manager for Louisiana. Headquarters and Post Office: bMONIROE, LA. D0r. .A.. B. BI-IOT..A.ERt1, DeSIARD STREET, MONitOE, LOUISIANA, - DEALER IN - DRUGS, MEDICINES, CHEMICALS, PAINTS, Oils, Varnishes, Dye Stuffs, Glassware, Putty, Pens, Ink, Paper, Envelopes, Lamps and Chimneys. FINE CIGARS AND TOBACCO, Pare Wines and Liquors for Medicinal Purposes. B. E. FLUKER. A. ]. DE I LAFkEN Ill BEN. K. FLUKER & CO., Brokes adl Comission Mlerch1t, MO 1t BEdJT:, , TIA. Spcialties--Flowr, eats, Meal, Larl, Rice, SUCGAR AND COFFEE. WIZEN LOVE PASSED 1IY. "I I was busy with my ploughing, When Love passed by. do "o'Cou," she cried. "ltorake thy drudging; Life's delights are few and grudging: a What hath man of all his striving. , All his planning and contriving, hit Here beneath the sky ? onr When the grave opens to receive hint Wealth and wit and honors leave hin- Loveendures fot aye"' Cal But I answered : "I am ploulghitig, g When with straight and even furrow to All the 14ld is covered thorough, I will follow." Love passed by. Cc I was busy with my sowing, When Loye passed by. tll "C'oe," shabe cried, "-give o'er thy tloiling; tie For thy metl thou hast but tolling:- M Follow one, where meadows fertile Bloom unsown with rose anid myrtle, I Laughing to the sky; on Laugh for joy the thousand flowers Ti Birds and brooks-the laughing hours All unnoted fly." i But I answered : "I am sowing. h1 When my acres all are planted. Gladly to thy realm enchanted I will follow." Love passed by. al I was busy with my reaping, When Love passed by. t "Coamte," she said, 'thou plan' ed'st griev- 'H) ing, d Ripened sorrows art thou sheaving. If the heart lie tallow, vain is hi Garnered store. Thy wealth of grain is Cd Leas than Love's least sigh. Haste thee-for the houra fast dwindle Ere the pyre of Hope shall kindle In life's western sky." But I answered: "I ant reaping. When with song of youth and maiden, Home the hock-cart comies, full laden, W I will follow." T' Love passed by. at I had gathered in my harvest s When Love passed by. hi "Stay," I called-to her. swift speeding. di Turnling not, my cry unheeding "Stay, 0 Love, I fain would follow. Stay thy fight, O fleet-winged swallow pt Cleaving twilight sky R I am old, and worn and weary, Void my fields and heart-and dreary, in With thee would I fly. s ' Garnerel woe is all my harvest, Sad ghosts of ny dead hopes haunt me, Fierce regrets like demons, taunt tue Stay I--I follow W!' Love passed by. r -Solornont Sois. Cbhenr, in Scribners. se - "_--_ In Tite Misslssppl Rivrer Colamisaion's in. tI speetion Tour. [N. O. Picayune.] VICKSRIURG, Mias., Dec. 2.-The e United States steamer MississippI ar rived at the city front at 4 p. m; to- ei tlay, with the following members of o the Mississippi River Commission on board : General C. B. Comstoek, pres- hi Ident; Oulonel C. It. Suter, Major B. M. Harrod, Judge R. S. Taylor, Gen- b eral S. W. Ferguson and Captain Charles F. Powell, the secretary, and ti district United States engineers, Cap- e tains W. T. Russell, Smith S. Leach and D. C. Kingman. The commission e are ont their first trip down the river in five years, and have examined the present works under way, and project- p ed work at Columbus, Hickman, n Plum Point, Memphis, HIelena,Green ville, Lake Providence, also Lake Bol.I ivar and other levees and Daila point. is They also made a hasty inspection of the Vicksburg harbor and canal. The commission ordered Captain P' Rtossel, engineer in charge of the har bor work here, to advertise for bids for dredging for the full amount of the appropriation, or in part, as he deem. ed advisable. The commission allot- e ted $50,000 for protecting caving banks in the bend above Ureenvill', on the Mississippi side. The point tuention ed was threatening serious damage to the city. They also allotted $25,000 for g a reserve fundt to protect Delta point. The proptsition as submit ted to revet the caving bank A near the incline of the Queen and Crescant Railroad, at Kteinlt'on, with a view of stopping further damage, I met with bnt little favor. M J ir IIar- A rod favored the pro jc', which was , passed by, as the cotnunlssion hald ino funds at their disposal even if they had favorued it. It is more than probeble that the u commlstton will give considerable C line to O:dI and A!challaya rivers, M which are the principal objective t ) points, where thie commissIon will de- ii cide the pr, jlct involving the expendi- e ture of the last approprialion as made t, by Congress for improvement anti rec- C ttflcatien of these itresms. The steamer renaiutced at the city c front about one hour, going out the I west pass. The boat is at Klcinston to t: night, leaving for below at daylight in the morning. The hasty visit and un. seasonable hour of arrival prevented the local harbor commission from meet ing the committee. Captain J. H. Wil , lard, United States engineer, joined the party here. Some Good P.etorts. Some of the greatest orators the world ever produced have shonre their brightest when some incident or imper tinent question drew them nut. The eluqtivnt and erratic Tom Marshall, of Kentucky, was tnce d|elivering an ad dress in Buffalo. N. Y. As was usual, he began in a low tone of voice. Sme Done its ti.t. rear if the hall yelled, "Louthr, loutder," several times. Mar shel st.odl the Itturruptiont nams tinew, Ihen advatcinlg to tlhi front (:if tihe plat form, Ie raisedc his Impressive voice to a trnle hait evi-lybody coulhd bIar, and aihd: ",hen the lastI great day comes antl tlhe anlgel (utbriel bl,w- his trump to waken the* quicr and the dead, the,, I supp're, aiime d-. cueS fromll lufaloi will yell louder, louder." STom Crwin, of tO..io, was a realdy m ani. Jo,hil C. Ut'lhoun once Initited to a drove of rtles from Ohio and Corwit: "There go some of your constituents." Oni "You," said Tom, "they are golog down South to teach school." Gov, Brough was once matched against Corwin, and in the midst of his speech said: '"Gentlemen, toy bon I oreud opponent himself, while be preach- l31 es advocacy of home industry, has a Pr carriage at home which he got in Eo- hd gland-bad it shipped acromss the omaD RH to him. How is that for 9opportla l home industry and labor ?' Whene li Corwin came on the stand be mande a tor great show of embarrassment, slam.- tt rmered and began slowly: "W6eil go. thn tiemen. you have beard what my friend W Mr. Brough, has to say of my carriage. Sti I plead guilty to the charges, and have only two things to say in my defense. Pd Toe first is that the catriage came to Da me from an English ancestor as an c*t heirloom, and I had to take it. Again cil I have not used it for seven years, and St. it has been standing in my back yard kl all that time, and the chileken havse co converted It into a roest. Now, gen tlemen;" with a steady look at Brough, cIe ',I have nothing further to my nla my i defense; but I would like to know "e how Brougb knows anything about my Ibe carriage if he has not been visiting **I my chicken roost." wI There are many stories told of the thc eatical retorts of John Rsndolph. gSl Hon. Nathan Macon, ofNorthb Carolina, t was one of his few inatimate friends. Ill They served together in both stesas, on and Mr. Macon retired nla 181. is atl successor made every effort to aseoed lis him in the good graces of Mr. an- mi dolpi'. Mr. Bandolph snubbed him. dLi He was not long In aseisis the aret op. lt portunity to assail Randolph In debate. wA Randolph made no sort of a reply, but It" in a few days after, in discussiag some kt subject, said ; "Mr. Speaker, I aent re tal minded of a remark of my frIend, Na.. thaniel Macon, of North .Carollma, the ed wisest man I ever knew," nd then *O pointing his long, lean Singer at the 1( seat formerly occupied by Mr. Macon, se' but at that time by his successor, con. an tinued, ',but whose seat in this louse, I am sorry to say, is now vacant ! va- he cant ! vacant " be Not infrequently sharp lawyers have Wl more than found their match in telsly and obdurate witnesses. ,"There's bras at enough in your face to make a kettle Pt of," said a lawyer to a crusty old maid ne whose testimony, he was unable to of break down. "And sap enough in fol your head to flit it," was all he got for fi his pains. Ir Foote, the comedian, iu the last cen- dr tury, enjoyed a fine reputation for his de ever-ready replies. A gentleman prais- cm ed the charms of a very plain woman. at " Why don't you bIy claim to such to an accomplished beauty ?" whis- at pared Foote. "What right have I to her?" o'Every right, by the law of th nations, as thef,'al discoverer." go Byron was equally ready and as ia- dr tirical. When one evening at the Hiol- m land House the conversation turned on Se first love, Toum Moore compared it to a Bi potatol, "because it shoots from the eye." "'Or, rather," exclaimed Byron, ur "'because it grows less by )xiring." et Richard Brinsley Sheridan, the au- D thor of the "'School for Scandal," was celebrted for his impromptu replies. W Lord tErskine once said, in the pres. DI ence tf Lady Ereskine and the wag, ur "tlht a wife was a tea canister tied to as a dog's. tail." 'L'heu Sheridan at once as got off ; Lord Eirsklhe at woman presuming to rail, %2 talls his wiur a tin canisster tied to one's is tail, to And fair Lady Ann, while the auliject he at' carries on, re .Seenms hurt at his r.nrdlshlp'a degrading comlparison. tr tBut wherefore degnrading eonalderedaright, so A canister'e uneefL pollahed and bright; e And shlloutl di.t its originat purity hide, W it'a the fault of the puppy on whomn It is t ltied. t I Curran was ready, as the Irish als ways are, but sometimes met his pa mt ct,. "1 wish, Rev. Father," said Cu:r:r,, to Father O'Leary, ithat you in were St. Peter, and had the keys of K heaven, because then you would let me at in." "'Upon my honor and concel.-cu eue," replied O'Leary, "+it were bet e ter I had the keys to the other place. fr then I would let you out." It Said a dissipated duke to Foote the bi comedian, '\VWhat new character shall k I go in to the masquerade?" "Go so her," was the quick retort. Advice to Mothers. al S Mrs. Winalow's Soothing Syrup a d should always be used when children are cutting teeth. It relieves the little l sufferer at once, it produces natural, quiet sleep by relieving the child from pain, and the little cherub awakes as ,e bright as a button." It is very pleas- a ir ant to tsste. It soothes the child, moft ens thegums, allays all pain, relieves a wind, regulates the bowels, and is the of best known remedy for diarrhaes, c Swhether arising from teethinog or other , Causes. Twenty-five cents a bottle. d, The South has slmply rolled up its I ir- sleeve. What with Its Iron mines, I, coltton and its rice crop,, its factories t- and the general good time that is comn- I ce ing, it lives on the edge of good cheer, I ar, and is forging ahead with tremendous ay vim. The cottoo crop, by the way, will l his year run up to 7,000,000 bales, as he sainst tes than 6,000,(000 in the days oaf slavery. The rice crop bas snsered from too much waiter, which water ean he found in corresponding quanttitles in ly Wall street, when the brokers have a to fit of blurs that is almost slcidal.-N. t,: t . lfwrol. one of the Captors or Jefferson Dravs of iues for lsletiwrd-iiSdoe War To Reamialseneas Revived. nlr - Be IN. O. Fioayune.]. Vol Er, Pi.so, Tex., Dec. 8.-The follow, ttoi ing, relating to the capture of Ex. cor President Jefferson Davs, of the Con. the federey, appeared in the El Paso Daily the Herald to-day : ace "One of the most novel suits ever dce iled at El Pasoe.. ~IOt(jhatt is his- tali torical Io its nature,, and one that will Go attract more or les attention all over wit the country, has bet eomamenced by he Wm.-J__Deisman against the United by States governamet, for 98. ino "This amount of hard cash is want ed for aiding ina the capture of Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confeder acy, at the close of the war, and the claim has been placed in the hands of Stanton& d Nugent for colleetton, and cir legal proceedings have already been we commenced. the ,"Mr. Drelsman, who is a working is man, came here recently. He relates he a number of Interesting stories in con- w1 Uetious with the suit. He was a mem- tes ber of the ftamous Wilson'. Cavalry, Ie sent to c.pture Mr. Davis. Mr. Davis ltn was holly pursued with his escort into be the timber region of southeast Oaoro eel gte, and by dark of the day preceding fal the capture, it was known that the coa fagitives could not be far away, but no the one could say where the main body of po cavalry camped for the night; but the ve iimmediate company of which Drels- ph man was a member gpushed on some ha distance further in the pursuit, and ne also stopptd for the night. Darkness sal was upon the face of the earth, and no QI living human being In the Company ih knew that they were but a short dis. to tance-in fact but a few hundred yards uno -from the spot whore the distinguish. be ed prisoner and his devoted wife and he small guiard had stopped and were tak* ml lng their repose. It was expected that sh several miles separated the pursuers wa and pursued. he "The frat knowledge the company 'he had of their nearness was about the breaking of light in the morning, when the negro servant of the pris oner caught up a fre to prepare break fast. When the Federal troops ap. th proahebd the camp of the prisoners, Ti neither party at first had a knowledge 5sa of the other. Mrs. Davis was seen be. be fore her husband, for she came out to lel get water. The ex-President emerged m from his tent calmly with bhis wile's W dressing gown thrown over his shoul- al , der, for the air was chilly. He was if calm and neatly dressed and appeared at at Brst not to tnow that he was about so Sto fall into the hands of the Federal gr army. us ",After the war, as is well known, at the captors were voted a reward by the oa government. Drelsman received his or draft for $293 In 1870. but somehow ra misplaced it sand never got it cashed. ye Several years afterward be sailed from It Boston for South America. an S'The following letter from the Treas. TI ury Department explains subsequent th events, and shows concluslvely that Iii Dreisman has a claim : tit "'"TeasuRnv or Tna UNITeaD TA~ns, h Washlngton, Nov. 22, 1888.-W«t,. F. Driesman, El Paso. Sir-I am In receipt by reference from the third auditor of the treasury of your letter ot the 11th inut. asking for the Information necessary to sustaln the draft of reward mtoney for the capture of Jefferson Davis, and ropylyng Ci b erto smay that on March 4. 1870, draft No. 721 on treasury warrant No. 931 was issued to P. W. Dretsman for V2IA and to mailed to 8. 14. Drew, attorney, fti Court re street. Boston Mass., this draft having ell remained unpaid for three fiscal years. Ona Dec. 4, 1573, a draft in its stead for a like m Import and amount-No. A. 2247, on trea- si sury warrant No. 2110-was Issued toJamesn Schonlter. administrator of the estate of Wm. F. Drlesman. deceased, and paid by i the assistant treasurer of the United States CC at Boston, Mmas.. Dec. 8, 1878, upon the ti Indorsement of James Schoulter, admtnots trator, accompanied by a certificate of the o probate of Suffolk county, Mass. of hi's ha g appointment as such administrator. n James lSchoulter's address at that time was in care of Schoulter & Mott, attorneys, 2'.1 f SKtilby street, Boston Mass. You should m e apply to him or the register of the probate tt court, Suffolk county. Repectutlly yours, t " 'JAMes HirATr, Treasurer U. S.' ,"Dreisman lately came to I:l Paso t0 from California. lie has been knock- 01 lng around the world for years without bearing from home folks. He labors for a living and the money will be a great help to him. "Another peculiarity of the case is a that Staunton & Nugunt, Dresman's attorneys, are each connected with Mr. Davis. The former is a blood relative g p and the latter a relative by marriage." .e Northern Tribate to Lokslana's Uovernor. n[ N. O. PIlcayune.] SMesrs. Quay, Chandler, Mahonoand c " others have raised an outcry about a Spretended conspiracy in the Houth to j " steal seats in Congress. When they , e shall commence their operations to r | count out and unseat Southern CoGun | gressmen in the next House they will I do well to remember the noble conduct , of the Democratic Governor of Ilouisli its ana. The 8petlugfleld (ilase.) 1tepubtil ., can pays him the followiog tribute: es '"It is not out of order to call attention n-. to the decision of Oovernor Nicholls Ir, and the Lutslana state board of can us vaesras In refereuce to the returns of llt the Second cougressiun*l drearie. 'Tne as Republican candidate was Hamilton Y7 Dudley Coleman, nod the Demcratic wi nominee was BenjJmin C. Eiiol. Home a. of the ball~ts returned were prir'ted It. In DI. Coleman, some Ii. D)udley (Coleman, ea and some Hamiltoln DI. Culeman,, while N. upon the other hand 1e, C., II. 4;., antl Benjamiu (C. Eilltot seem upon the fece of the returns to have been running. Teehnically there were six men run ning for Congress, and technically also Ben. C. Elliot had a plurality of 1,000 votes. This would have given theelee ttlon to tire Democrats. But the board, composed of Democrats, counted up all the Colemans and Etllote and found the former elected by 174 majorlty, and accordingly have issued him his eres denteise: The grand -eonsprleaspier tainly not materlalliing in Lonli1ans. Governor Nicholls represents therilgran wing of the Loulilana Democracy, and he vindicates his title to that position by meting out even justice not know. log Democrat or Republican. The Thistle for ieoUland. [&otos and Querries.] There Is much obscurity as to the circumstances under which the thistle was adopted as its national emblem by the Scottish nation, but the following is a tradition: Queen Scotla hbad led her troops nla a well-fought field, and when the day was done retired to the rear to rest from her tolls, BS6e threw herself upon the ground, when, as ill, luck would have it, an envious thistle had elected to grow at the very pot selected for her repose. Whether the fair Amazon fought in the natlogal costume I know not, but the spinel of the offending herb were suMoleotly powerful to penetrate the skin 1i a very palntul manner. A provebhiit philosopher (not Mr. Tupper, I tMhink) has declared that "*he that sitterh on nettles riseth up quickly," aad the same remark holds good of thietles. Queen Scotia sprang up and tore the thistle up by the roots. She was about to cast it from her with a military, but unladylike expression, when it streek her that the prickly plant would henceforth be ever associlated in be. mind with the glorious victory whieh she had just gained. Her intention was changed. She placed thethistle in her caeque, and it became the badge of her dynasty. "Ulve Thanks." There is always something to be thankful for. Thinking aloud for Thanksgiving day, Harper's Baser says: -Are we poor? We might be beggars. Are we poor? We might be lepers. Are wa lepers ? Our SBlkness might be unto death. Is it unto death SWe have yet a heaven beyond. For all let us give thanks. Thanks .eurely i If we are In health of body and mind, and even In Illness there is much rea. son and occasion to be found for a grateful heart. Itas trouble come to., us not? It might be worse. Are we alone? There is poorer company than ) ourselves to be had. Hlave we lost i our dearest and best? They, at any rate, are not here to suffer. Has the year dealt crushing blows in business? It has not taken away r iso our power and will to work. Have we work? Then for that and all the rest, give thanks again. Give thanks that we live and breathe and have our being In this woldti of wondlhr and light and beauty." Ilie (Chandtlier Rtesolution. [Specal to The T'timtes-l)oo-erat.] W AHU I Nttro, Ier. :.-Seualor Chandler took the very first occasion to.day to innluntolllc~ that he Intended to bring uip, as soon as pcssible, blI resolution t. Investigate the recent eltecton in l.ouislsna. 'T'his announce. meat tends to stre;ngthen the impres. alon that has become very general in Washington, since the election, that the Rtlepubliicdns will use all their in genuity and power to declare vacant the seat of Senator Gibson, and that of Mr. White later rn. If the election had resulted differently, their earnest. ness in this direetion would have been seriously retarded ; but, with the full machinery of affairs in their hands, they have determined to push the mat ter as far as they possibly can. eas. tor Gibson announced that he would oppose the resolution. Mrs. Amelia Rilvers Chanler is to sail for Paris In the early part of D~cember, where she contemplates remaining for over two years. While abroad.sbe says that she will not touch pen to paper, at least its far as anythintg for publication goes. She has, however, lust completed a story wnich she has written for Oul. Iler's Once a Week, and which will make its al.pearante i,fore she maya good bye to Amerlic.. It Is the tale of a woman, drawn from life, who, Si thougl ashrewish, deceiving, and Iasin d cere, Is, nevertheless, the posessor of a a good heart and generous spirit. Mrs. o Itvers Chanter says that the story wilt Y surpass any of her previous productions, 0 not excepting even thIe "Quick or the - Dead." The title Lf this masterplece I is curious enougth to excite attention at ct any rate. It is ".My Lady Tongue." i- ettirg ahide tihe question whether the late election went right or wrong, )n we are moved nolw to ask, is it not a Ia shame that it should onlly be wooaflter n- the expenditure of mttlioues of mousney; of thatthe hero of the victory should be no the tmat who, best knew how to do the on spending so a to make it effectlve; tic that the party thtt fai!td should be me taunted with thieir want of skill in II. this kind of work ? Is this to coutlnue -o, and become chronic: in our electlons, ile or cannot botth iartirtn agree upon ntd some mothctl to pirevent It?-oatoa see lHefracl.