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For Congress, Fifth District,
vil terms—Second MonTlay m May anu
Thos. W. Williams, Representative.^
W. P. Douglass, Sheriff, and ex -officio
e X v Ros ^c 'lerk and ex-officio Record
er of mortgages, etc.
Wm. B. Taylor, Coroner.
An unknown German died in
Monroe last Tuesday with a con
gestive chill, says the Bulletin.
Foreign gold is ponring into
thi9 country at the rate of a mil
lion dollars> day.
Hon, Hi Y. Pierce, of the Buf
falo, N. Y., District, has resigned
his seat in Congress.
Green Redding, who was sen
tenced to be hnng in Monroe
next Friday for wife murder,
died in jail last Sunday night.
Betting men in New York offer
a wager of one hundred dollars
to sixty on Hancock's election,
and yet very few bets a» taken.
Judge A. Fv. Manning, Asso
ciate Justice of the Supreme
Court of Alabama, died In Naw
York last Saturday.
Reports of the cotton crop
from various sections of the
South are extremely discourag
The Fusionists of Maine have
elected their Governor and two
out of five of the Congiessmen.
The Inter-Ocean will have to
step down into the "dark valley
The South raises hell every
election, and six million bales of
cotton every year.—[Yicksburg
She will lack a hell of a sight
of raising either this year.
Weaver, tlio Greenback candi
date for President, bas left Ar
kansas and gone home to medi
tate opon the rash previonsness
of his false prophecy reBpeoting
The country is again tortured
with a "Maine Muddle." About
the time this muddle is adjusted,
Maine and Blaine will be ready
for another election. The Pine
Tree State is decidedly an ugly
sister of this Union.
Speaker of the House, R. N.
Ogden, calls T. J, Butler, of
Bienville, who is a member of
the Legislature from that parish,
a liar and a coward. Butler, a
few w^eks ago in a public speech,
branded Ogden as a drnnkard,
and hence the abo?e pointed
The Donaldsonville Chief has
jadt finished nine years of its
labors and usefulness, and starts
on the tenth with a heart buoy
ant with hope. Its editor is one
of the most graoeful and digni
fied writers belonging to the
Louisiana press gang, and we
wish the Chief big luck in the
fotore.' "While we disagree with
Bently in politics, we admire his
bold and manly style of express
ing his viewa. Here's to the
Chief and its fluent editor.
Never since the war bas so j
littl e interest been manifested by j
the people of this parish in a j
presidential election as the one !
j u the near fntnrc. A feeling of j
I unshaken confidence seems to |
prevail throughout the parish, i
and, in fact, throughout the whole 1
of North Louisiana, in the suc
cess of the Democratic ticket,
Every man expresses himself as
sansnine of victory. No one is
inclined to doubt that Morehouse
will roll up a big majority for
Hancock, arid thus there is uo
solicitude but a spirit ot over
confident assurance ot victory
has begotten a feeling of listless
ness and inactivity among our
p( ople. They have been accus
d, in by-gooo days, to be up
ana doing iu evcy imu^ai —
test. They knew no such word
as idleness. In 1876 clubs oî
true Democrats were inaugu
rated all over the parish
member felt a lively and a per
sonal interest in the election
In fact, that feeliug ot intense
interest was mauifosted all
over the State, aye, all over the
South. And to that indefatiga
ble zeal may be justly attributed
the establishment of a home gov
ernment in Louisiana. The pros
perity that our people are now
enjoying is the great rewaid for
their untiring labors in that cam
Why, then, not ; feel the same
in terest in this? election ? Is it
because all the office -seekers i^i
the parish have fat positions,
and therefore care nothing for
national politics and the national
ticket? Can the unparalleled
enthusiasm displayed by the peo
ple of this parish in 1876, be at
tributed solely to their anxiety
for State and parochial interests,
regardless of the national con
test? We can not think so, and
yet the apathy, or, rather, the
inattention that we note exhibit,
would lead one to that-} conclu
There are but two Hancock
clubs ia the parish, and we have
never heard from them since
their first meeting«—wo believe
they have never had but£oue.
To our shame, in this ward no
organization exists. No ratifica
tion meeting of^the Cincinnati
nomination has ever been held.
We are simply drifting along
upon a political sea, in which
we anticipate no breakers and
which we madly suspect will
drift ns ir.to a port of solid com
fort and undisturbed quietude.
It is true the people of this
parish have not as much at stake
as they had in 1876, and in a
series of years previous to that,
but we certainly should feel as
keen an interest, if not a keener
one, in the success of the nation
al Democratic ticket as we ever
did. It has been dinned into
the ears of our people time and
time again that the Republican
Presidential candidate is noto
riously corrupt* His past public
career is a fair index of what
his future will be, and therefore
it is incumbent upon every true
patriot to make his utmost exer
tions to keep him from the Pres
idential chair.
We insist upon organizing the
party in this parish. We urge
the necessity of closing up our
ranks and preparing for the
great battle to be fought at the
polls in No.vember, Morehouse
must not be remiss in the dis
charge of her duty, but rather
let her maintain her well-earned
character of being one of the
most gallant and thoroughly pa
triotic parishes in the State.
The îeputation of our people is
famous for their devotion to lib
erty and to Democratic princi
ples and it is their duty to show
toTbeworld' tlTat thëy^bâvelost |
none of their pristine enthusiasm!
The ides of November are close
at hand, and it is high time that i
we, of Morehouse, should begin
I to manifest some visible inteiest
in the election.
We know our duty ! Lot us
do it !
Whilo we do not propose < |
-i~.„ ort oncmst, ft body as 1
dicta'e to so august
the Grand Jury of this parish,
•xe eaunot refrain from sugge^
iug to them that a vast deal of
their tiuue could be very profita
bly employed in ferreting out the
cases of those who stand brand
ed with the cr me of ciuelly
treating domestic animals. The
laws of this Stats forbid that any
serviceable brute shall be mal
treated either by its owner or
manager. Daily occurrences of
the violation of those laws are
coon noon our streets and our
public highways. Riders ana
drivers are constantly defying
the laws by brutally and inhu
j manly goading and punishing
the poor servile brutes that
writhe under their heartless
The half fed horse and the
half-starved ox are daily seen
upon our streets with marks of
violence upon their emaciated
bodies, indicative of the most
barbarous treatment. They suiier
pangs from their owners too ter
rible to describe. Their lives
are but a prolonged period of in
tense agony.
To suppress such an outrage
upon God's speechless creatures
would display more humanity
and religion than the enforce
ment of a thousand laws prohib
iting the carrying of concealed
weapons. In His kindness and
wisdom God has given us con
trol over the brute creation, but
He never intended that we should
maltreat and abuse the submis
sive horse an:l the patient, labor
ing ox.
We hope the Grand Jury of
this parish have given the in
vestigation of this subjeet the
attention which its importance
demands, and that they have de
vised some means to bring guilty
wretches to swift and eondign
Items From the Hamburg Times.
The High School opened on
Monday last with a large atten
Ashley county has more steam
engines than any other in the
The people of Monticello se
cured the extension cf the Rail
Road to their place, by advanc
ing the money and receiving cer
tificates which could be used in
the payment of freights. All the
merchants and others who so in
vested have got their money back
by the payment of sums due for
frieght with these certificates.
No man has ever been before
the country with brighter pros
pects of success than has Gen
Hancock. He is an awful terror
to the Republican party. His
name is a synonym of purity.
Despite the persistent efforts of
his opponents to blacken his
name and defame his character,
he stands before the country to
day a shining example of what a
true patriot and statesman should
be. The Democracy have cause
to bo proud of their candidate,
and should rally solidly to his
support in November, His elec
tion will virtually destroy the
Radical party in this country.
N ew O p.lea.ns , Sept. 21—Cot
ton weak, with sales of 2,200
bales! Ordinary, 9Jc; good ordi
nary, 101c; low middling, 11c;
middling llic; good middling,
| Use; middling fair, 13Jc. Ro
ceipts: net, 2,421 bales;
3,993. Stock on hand, 13,277
i bales.
üuaiiet pu..«.
| ^ convicts to the peniten
1 ...
Major Burke, of the New Or
leans Democrat, is in New York.
Merchants in Monroe have the
"blues" on account of the fall-off
in the cotton crop.
Bossier parish will send he r
jinry this fall.
During the year ending Sept.
1st, New Orleans received 35,
07S pounds of foreign cigars.
There has been a great deal of
sickness in Webster parish this
A young man shot himself in
the hand the other day in Homer
with au unloaded (?) pistol.
Laborers in Madison parish
liave at last concluded that Kan
sas is no place for them, and
they are now uuui^ut omi
Calcasieu parish is the largest
in the State. It has an area of
five thousand square miles, and
a population ot 12,381.
Dr. J. S. Bacon, an aged, skill
ful and esteemed physician of
Webster, died at his home in
that parish last week.
The Webster Tribune exhorts
the Democrats of that parish to
organize and be ready for the
election in November.
Mis. Holloway, one of the most
estimable ladies of that parish,
died at her home in Franklin
last week.
Two colored gentlemen fell out
about a woman in Caldwell par
ish recently, and one plunged a
knife into the body of the other.
The North Louisiana Repub
lican editor calls the Baton Rouge
Capitolian editor a "liar and a
coward." Hard names.
The New Orleans Times wants
a fast mail from that city to
Texas, and beseechingly call"
upon the Post Office Department
for it,
Gen. John S. Billiu was nomi
nated again for Congress from
the third district. Aoklen Still
contends, however, that he is the
Two intoxicated men fell out
near Farmerville recently when
one shot and lodged a pistol ball
in the other's body just above
the hipr
A largo majority of tbe c<m
try papers endorsejj-the decision
of Gov. Wiltz in refusing to call
an extra session oLthe Legisla
The body of a man by*the
name of O'Connell was found in
a Franklin parish-^bayou the
other day; No one knows how
came he there.
Judge Red wine has severed
his connection with the Vienna
Sentinel, and Mr. J, T. Walker
is "playing a lone hand." He
knows how to play it, too.
Rice birds of every species are
making voracious depredations
on the rice crop in the parish of
Vermilion. Sportsmen are bav
ing a fine time shooting them.
The candidacy of Independent
Thomas for CoDgress is regarded
as a more joke by tbe people of
his own parish. He has been
defeated so often that his name
is bot a synonym of defeat.
The editor of the Patriot-Dem
ocrat curses the Louisiana law
that makes him serve on a jury.
He pleads ignorance as a lauda
ble excuse, which we think a
good one.
The Republicans have nomi
nated Alexander Wells for Con
gress from the Fourth District.
His election is "beyond the prob
ability of any possibility." as our
friend, Bill Arp, would say,
Congressman Acklen, while
passing through a certain town
in Illinois last week in a Pulman
sleeper, was struck by a brick,
thrown through the window by j
a reckless darkey, and had one i
eye dangerously wounded.
The "cologne-scented Acklon,"
failing to get the nomination for
Congress from the Third Dis
I tricf, hns determined to run
"hany'ow." Poor, deluded, self
puffed igaoiamus.
The editor of the Delta Jour- j
nal writes a beautiful obituary of |
bis little Willio, who Was laid in j
the tomb not long since. Our
sympathies are tendered yon,
Bro. White; Such blows will
unnerve the s'outest hearts.
James Thompson, colored J
The M arksvllle Review argues
_ •
emptied a load of shot into the
body of another "culled gem
men" the other day in Assump
tion parish killing him instantly.
Jeems is now peeping from be
hind the bars of a felon's cell
that in order to be acquitted of
a gross crima in this State the
criminal has but to parade a half
dozen lawyers and a score of
friends. The Review demands
a legislativ« remedy, but fails to
suggest that remedy.
Wilso i Jones, of ,Union, ac
cused (i assault with a danger
ous weapon, walked off from
Farmerville while the Judge was
signing some legal papers con
nected with Jones' arrest. He
has been recaptured and is now
in jail.
The ForksyMle, Ouachita par
ish, postmaster, who receives a
salary of fifteen dollars per an
num, refuses to surrender one
third of that amount to the Ile
publican campaign committee
for party purposes. First thing
he knows, he will know nothing—
about that party
The Lincoln Sentinel refuses ,
.... » I • e
to publish a communication from
Mr. Franklin Thomas until the
gentleman "planks up" the mouej'
at regular advertising rates. At
tbe same time the honest editor
advises Thomas that his thunder
will be but chaff before the Dem
ocratic storm that will sweep
him into nönenity in November^
In West Feliciana parish re
cently a king 8nake|ccawled into
tbe cradle of a sleeping child,
and when the mother found the
snake lying on tbe breast of her
darling, she gave a »cream that
awoke the child, who, seeing the
suake, was frightened into spasms
from which it died. The snake
was utterly harmless.
If the ugly business going on
in Maine is to be taken as a
warning that the counting and
not the voting ia to settle tbe
presidential election this time,
tbe unscrupulous Republicans
who are conspiring to defeat the
will of tbe people would do well
to remember that the final count
will be made by a Democratic
congress. There will be no Elec
toral Tribune this time, and if
the frauds of 1876 are repeated;
those who engage in Ihe rascality
will discover that congress will
not hesitate to go behind doc
tored returns to get at the
facts.—[St. Louis Republican.
It sounds oddly enough to
read that a Hancock mass jolifi
cations meeting is to be held in
Pittsburg on Saturday evening
with Marshal Swartzwelder as
presiding officer, with one hun
dred Republican Vice Presidents
and with Gen! Ben Butler, Col.
Forney end Daniel Dougherty as
the orators. Swartzwelder was
one of the most eloquent of Re
publican campaigners in the con
test of the past, but he has flop
ped with the rest. Four years
ago, the names in the Hancock
programme for Saturday in
Pittsburg would have manned
one of the grandest of Pittsburg
Republican demonstrations:
Chairman Cessna will have to
roll bis trousers clear up to his
neck to stop this flopping busi
ness if it isn't speedily chilled in
some way.—[PhiladelphiaTimes.
Democratic Rally
| ifAVR iV OCT. 11.
j ?
By order of the State Central
Committee the people of Morehouse
t, e addressed by the following
j distinguished speakers on the day
J and date above stated, viz : Hons.
B. F. Jonas, John McEnery, E. A.
Burke, T. C. Manning, R. L. Gib
son. W. C. Flower. James Lingan,
J. Floyd King. Geo. II. Ellis, A.
L. Atkins, Robt. Richardson, S. D.
McEnery, J. D. Hammonds, C. II.
j Moore, and E. E. Kidd.
r'rt.M/x <->>in ni) '
Come one, Come all ! and lets
get out the cannon and have one
Can't lîe Undersold.
I am selling for cash, with full
set attachments, Sewing Machines
as follows :
New American, 2 drawers and
drop leaf $35 ; agent's price $40 to
~ ;o.
New Wilson, *2 drawers and drop
leaf $30 ; agent's price $40 to $50.
Singer style, 2 drawers and drop
leaf $27.50 : agent's price $40 to
$50. Plain table $25.
Have a real beauty in Wilson's
3 drawer No. 5. Come and sec it,
Wilson, American and Singer
needles always on hand.
J. S. 1I ant>Y.
At Leopold's—the deliciously
flavored "La Belle Creole" cigar.
IVolice ol* Election.
S heriff's O fkick, )
Bastrop La., Sept, 24th, 1080. S
in compliance with the laws of Lonis
iami, and in accordance with a procla
, lia f„ m of the acting Governor of the
i T./tiiiäi'Uia. nntif.i
State of Louisiana, notice is hereby
that an election ,vill be held on lues
day, the a 1 day of November. 1830, at
»Ilm different polling places ot Morehouse
At which election there arc to Uo
chosen by the qualfied voters of More
house parish by general ticket. - clcctoia
of President and Vicc President, two of
wbomsha 1 be for tire »täte at lateen»"
six lor the several electoral districts
of the state, to-wit:
One elector for the Pirat District coin
posed of the parishes of Plaquemines and
St. Bernard and of the third, fourth, fifth)
sixth, seventh, ei^lit, ninth and fifteenth
wards of the city of New Orleans.
One Elec'or foi the 'id District, com
posed of the first., second, tenth, eleventh,
twelth, thirteenth. fourteenth, sixteenth
and seventh wards of the city ot New
Oi leans, and of the parisliei of .l-tlcrson.
St. Charles Saint John the Baptist mid
Saint James.
One Elector for Third District com
posed of the parishes of Ascension, As
sumption, Calcasieu, Cameron, Iberville,
Layfnyette, Lafourche, saint Marti",
Terrebonne, Vermillion and Iberia.
Ouo Bleetor for the Fourth District,
composed of the parishes of Bienville,
Bossier, Caddo. DeSoto, Grant. Natchi
toches, Rapides, Keil River, Winn anil
Sabine. , ,
One Elector for tho Fifth District,
composed of the parishes ol Coucoi <lia>
Caldwell, Claiborne, Catahoula, Last
Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln,
Mad son, West Carroll. Morehouse, Ona
chita, Kichland, Tensas and Union.
One Elector for the 6th District, com
posed of the parishes of Avoyelles, Ewt
Baton Rouge, West Baten Rouge, Kast
Feliciana, West Feliciana, Livingston.
Pointe Coupee, Saint Landry,'Sain'
Tammany, Tangipahoaaud Washington.
And also for ouo Representative m
congress to represent the Fifth congress
ional District of the state of Louisiana
in tho Forty-seventh congress of tbf
United States for the term of two yeare.
to date from the 4tli day of March, A. U,
1881, said District composed of the to
lowing parishes, Concordia, Caldwell,
Claiborne, Catahoula, East c . arro1.
West Carroll Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln
Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, * en
and Union. _ M
Tbe election will be held fromv s
until 6 o'clock p. m. . .
And I do hereby direct all commis,»
ers, aud other officers, to hold sat"
tion and make due returns thereof mtbe
manner and form provided for y
ting laws. „ . .
Witness my hand and signatnr .
cially this -24th day of Septem « . _
W. P. DOUGLASS, Sharing
The public is reminded that »
continne to furnish beef, &
age, etc , every morning (S^day y
cepted) at my old stand., at ß ^
that can be had will fnro * „
8 cents per pound. I will F Battt0 p.
in good order, delivered ^
Don't forget that this w[ th
J. I. ADAMS & C«
gbocb® 5
Nos 43, 45 and 47 Peters St,

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