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\ m \ i m i H CAUCASIAN. C. B. STEWART, 0 "TRUTH CRUSHED TO EARTH WILL RISE AGAIN." PUBLISHER. VOL. 1. ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1874. M 3 ö. wbbb8 1 ' b—ébk a êbê * Ik teœkti ROUT. P. HI1TEIS, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. C. B. STEWAKT, - - PUBLISHER Agents. G. W.BOLTON, .Pineville and North Red Itiver. P. C. TAUL. Spring Creek THOS. McINTYRE, New Orleans S. M. PETTENGILL, & Co. New York ALEXANDRIA, LA.: Saturday,-. Not . 38, 1871. TERMS : TIIE CAUCASIAN is published week ly, at Three Dollars per annum — PAYABLE IN A D V A N C E ! No subscription taken for a less period than six months. ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at, the rate of O ne D oli au per square for the first insertion and F ifty C ents for each subsequent one. E ioiit lines or less, ( bk E vikr ) consti tuted square. OUR PACKETS. WEEKLY TUESDAY PACKET. For GRAND ECORE, Montgome ry, Alexandria, Pineville, Norman's Barbins, Fort Dellussy AND ALL WAY LANDINGS The Al Magnificent and Fast Run uinjsr Passenger Steamer WEM* fcCc'TA s J. C. MITCHELL Master. .IAS. ROBBINS,... Clerk. LEAVES .New Orleans every Tuesday at 5 P. M. Returning— leaves Grand Ecore every Friday evening, ami Alexandria every Sat urday at 12 M. For Freight or passage APPLY ON IiOARI). WEEKLY SATURDAY PACKET For GRAND ECORE, Montgome ry, Alexandria. Pineville, Norman's Barbin's, Fort 1 ) i'l! a.ssv. and ALL WAY LANDINGS. The Al Magnificent and Fast Run ning Passenger Steamer S«âl^llîE IN PLACE BART ABLE. DICK SINNOT, Master. G. C. HAMILTON, Clerk. LEAVES New Orleans every Saturday at 5 P. M. Returning— leaves Grand Ecore every Tuesday evening, and Alexandria every Wednesday at 12 31. For Freight or Passage APPLY ON BOARD. THE PEOPLE'S LINE. Will make regular trips, taking freight for Fort DeRnssy, Bar bin's Norman's Pineville, Alexandria, Grand Ecore and all INTERMEDIATE LANDINGS, The Al Magnificent and Fast Run ning Passenger Steamer GARRY OWEN : JOHN HEIN Master. W m . CULBERTSON, Clerk. For Freight or Passage apply ON BOARD. IVotiee. Having leased the plantation of G. 0. Watts, one mile below Alexandria and having placed the enclosures in complete repair; we are prepared to tak. cattle on p'astnrage, at reasonable rates. All persons wiio do not wish to pay pastnrage'on their stock, now on the plantation, are hereby notified to re move the same within Fifteen days or pasturage will be charged. E. V. MARYE & BROS. May 23, '74 tf. W. F. BLACKMAN, ATTORNEY AT LAIV, ALEXANDRIA, LA. MI SC EL L A NE 0 US. War ! War ! ! GREAT EXCITEMENT! —AT— loses BosenthaFs Front Street— Alexandria La. HE HAS JUST RETURNED FROM New Orleans, with the satisfaction of knowing that he has brought a stock to this market that can not fail to at tract the attention o£ not only his friends and customers, but the public generally This stoek consists of dry <;oor>s, GROCERIES, CLOTHING, HATS, HOOTS AND SHOES, and in fact everything that can be cnll c(! for. He is now prepared, and de termined to do his share of the busi ness this Fall, and in doing so, he will sell as cheap as can bo bought in Alexandria, for CASH. Alexandria, La., Sept. 12th. Ureal THREE MEN FOUND DEAD! —ON— Front Stirèét. THE NEW CASH STORE ! ! TE regret to inform our readers that f? three men were found dead on Front Street early this morning. The Coroners inquest brought out the fact that, they died from exhaustion in try ing to look at ali !he prettv things just, brought up from New Orleans, and ^eiied by «î» TÎ f i i ï • * • M v r* ji. s f«Yf.? '"1 v-"' 1 at. her Xcw Stoic on Front Street Alexand; i i, Louisiana. Sue has a huge and complete assortment of drv 'toons, CLO't HEW. HATS. BOOTS &. SHOE«, ( J i-.-nt's Fn.'NisniNt: (inons and a fine assortment. <:f Musical In struments, all of which will heboid at the lowest New Orleans C ash P i; oks. Sept. 12th 1ST 1. O —THE— iT* ip TP* Y-TP C v. J Û' .. J fi IS COM i XG ! IS COMING ! ! TUST OX rURPOSK TO SEE WHAT " a hue assortment of dry noons. GROCERIES. HARDWARE, TOBACCO, HATS, SHOES, NOTIONS, &c., A c TttKiJK is now o fie red for sale at the BUK 'Ji SI ORE, of fcj. lios vv easy, C0EN$E LEE & FOURTH Sts., AT Tlir: OLD STAXI) OF Mrs. M. L. G r o ff an. Q IIIS STOCK embraces everything that can ho called for, is all XKW anil fresh, and will be sold on the most REASON A BE TERMS FOR CASH! IIP C otton. H ides &c., bought at the hi ghest market rates, and paid for in C 'asii. September, IDth 1 -74. $40.00 Be ward ! STRAYED OR STOLEN FROM THE undersigned, about, ten days ago, one long bay Maro Mule, branded II. T. The above reward will be paid for the said mule to its rightful owner at Cheney ville, Louisiana. HAIFdY THOMPSON. Nov. Cist, 4-t. SPECIAL NOTICE. rilIIE STEAMER FLETA WILL carry Cotton through at (Si.50) One 50-100 Hollar per Rale, paving the Warehouse Charges for Storage— to say twenty-five cents per Hale. J NO, C. MITCHELL, Str. Fleta. —T II E €AB€ASIAHî I! (I S PiCT Ii I -FOR THE J'R OERIE TOR, ROBT. P. HUNTER, WAS NOW ENTIRE CHARGE ^ of the Caucasian, and it will hereafter be conducted by him as Editor and Proprietor. IT WILL BE HIS CHIEF ATM to furnish a readable paper, fill ed with the latest news, con taining all the current items of interest to the general reader, and will labor zealously to secure an immigration of white a ti d industrious laborers, and to build up the material in terests of 1H A\ i f»*»«, iu EL, k W/ r e IN politics it will al \v a y s be found ou the side of the peo ple, with the peo ple, of the people & for the people and their rights. It will never cease its labors until Lou isiana is finally redeemed & is fully on the highway to the prosperity which awaits us in no distant l'ature. The final struggle WILL BE IN TIIE CAMPAIGN of 7 a 3) AND wn EN THAT CAMPAIGN opens the CAUCASIAN will ßo with the people wherever they choose to lead, it is too distant now to indicate any other policy. Ol Ii PAPEIl being of small di mensions we will charge the Sub scription price of i " r) FOR THE YEAR, & $1 50 for G MONTHS, but we will be compelled to exact Payment iit A draiice. WE would like to have it as a weekly visitor to every house hold in T Iiis and adjoin ing Parishes. f 0" S)thf;cri])fio)i taken at any time ii-'l counted from the date of sub scription. Hobt. P. IlllTER, E ditor & P roprietor. MISCELLANEA) US. GRAND FAIR ! TO I3E HELD IN ALEXANDRIA, —at the— €®ilf S@1SI —on December 22d & 23d under the management and guid ance of the LADIES of the Parish and Town. T HE OBJECT OF THIS F air is for the special benefit —of tiie— Rapides Agricultural Fair Association. ! to aid in the payment of its debts and to place it on a sound ' financial basis. There will also be a SEI Ä Ii BALL ON THE NIGHT OF December 23d, 1874. Tit® fes! Lottery! which hau been postponed, will be drawn 011 December the 23d! at TEN O'CLOCK, in the COUIÎT HOUSE. ita-" JCtcra! aini geuerons Pab lic »,»f It'll 5îr<» ï'iiû'ïnest J y i»5viît'<J fit give eii coui'ctgeusexxt. Adnisdon to the Ball, $2 50 Fair 23 w. F. BLACKMAN, J. C. French, President Secretary. EOBT. Ï7. BfimGHUSm" —31 AI' OF— /f\ •r-* "rn-j >v> n t, \ ci r' v b—s w. y Hi i'* * Vâ! 1 TT SHOVv'S the location, with name i of Ort ner of all the lands in the par iiiid^ also all the vacant lands. It is neau and ornarnental in ajipearance and an exceedingly nsefnl work. It is ready mounted for hangin« and should nein every binary and office. PRICE TUN DOLLARS. They are for Sale at all the principal Stores. Nov. 21,'74. EOBT. P. IIUNTEK, ITTÔIÏ.TEY AT LAW, ALEXANDRIA, LA. irn Let the winds and waves of ad versity blow and dash around you, if they will; but keep on the path of rectitude, and you will beas lirm as a rock. Plant yourselfupon prin ciple, and bid defiance to misfortune. If gossip with her poisoned tongue meddles with your good name, heed her not. Carry yourself erect let your course be straight-forward, and by the serenityofyour countenance and purity or your life, give the lie to all who would underrate and be little you. Bayard Taylor says the galleries at the Vienna Exposition showed more clearly than anything else how enormously modern French art is in advance ofthat of all other nations. Marriage Among Politicians in Missouri. [From the St. Louis (Mo.) Democrat.] We came suddenly upou a youug man and woman, who were stroll ing leisurely along, arm iu arm, in the same direction we were puisu mg. "How romantic !"■ said Senator Schurz, soto voice. "Two young lovers !" said Mr. Leflet, himself a bachelor of the old school. "Runaway couple, I'll be bound!" said Major Gentry. "Hullo, young man, how far is it to the village ?" "Don't know," said the 'young man. "Stranger here ?" said the Major. '\Ya-as," replied the young man, hesitatingly. "Where are you going ?" pursued the Major. "Shall I tell P inquired the young man of the blushing damsel at his Side. "Oh, Charlie, I'm afeared !" said the timid creature, clinging more closely to him. "Come, speak out, young man !" said the Major kindly. "You need not be afraid of us. We're looking for shelter, too." The young Romeo felt reassured. "A\ aal," said he, "the truth on it is, Mai y and I is going to find a parson, and git married !" "Runaway couple, eh ?" "Waal—yes, sort o' somethin' like that I s'pose. Mary's folks are down on me an' they forbid my courtiu' of her. We jess couldn't stan' it no longer, Mary nor I !" So we struck out for ourselves last night, and here we are !" "You aren't minors, are ye ?" "I'm twenty-four, but Mary's on ly jest turned seventeen." "Only seventeen ?" Well, now look here, my young friends, don't you think you're doing a very fool ish thing ? Wouldn't it be much more honorable and satisfactory af ter all to turn right about and go home and tel! the old folks square ly and fairly that you're bound to marry and must have their con sent; that you mean to try to make life pleasant for one another, and all that sort o' thing ? Tell 'em the square truth, be honest with 'em." This good advice was all for naught. The young couple came into the village hotel the next day, and we knew by their blushes and smiles and awkward manifestations of real dslight that the parson had done his work. The happy groom drew the Major out one side and whispered in his ear : "Ef I'd ha' knowed last night that you was the Ouvrier, mebbe I'd ha' done what you told. But it's too late now, and then, too, Mary's 'oiks is the d—dest old fools you ever see !" mi* mi* I he Brunswick philosopher thus moralizes: Young man, you feel a superiority to the whole human sice, as you stand at the altar with your fair young bride. You would not change places with the President. Yet a few short years, a few short whiskings of broom-handles, au un timely stoppage or two of wafted flat-irons and your weary body will ro.st under the swaying willow— while some young gallant will bring your late afflicted partner out to the cemetery on calm Sabbath eve nings, and whisper love in her ears, as together they strew peanut shells over your grave. ''Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud." A little boy was caught in the gearing of a patent churn at Clin ton, \> isconsin, the other day, and though his (s) cream was first rate, he failed to make good butter, Jf ACTS And AXCY. Subscribe to the. CAUCASIAN. Which times are the best ?—Meal times. Ignorance is the wet nurse of prejudice. One bad thing about gold—Not having it. Domestic broils make unsatisfac tory meals. Easy shaving. Taking the beard ofi an oyster. An Oregon blacksmith is a " horse jeweler." A set of bad teeth, like a farm, has many achers. " Arose " by . any other name would be "got up." A musician is an airy fellow ; but he can't help it. One way to get a roaring trade is to buy a menagerie. The best way to rise in a lady's estimation is not by stares. Standing on the dentist's door step will often cure toothache. A friend that sticks in prosperi ty and adversity—Mucilage. W hat is better than a promising young man ? A paying one. Ten highwaymen cannot pull a shirt off of a naked man's back. A man cannot expect half a loaf when he loafs all of the time. Never wait for anything to tnm up, but go and turn it up yourself. Skinner keeps a hotel in Chicago. It is a good name to keep a hotel with. When is money damp ? When it is dew in the morning and mist at night. " A splendid ear, but a very poor voice, as the organ-grinder said to the donkey. At a late Indian wedding the to tal weight of the happy couple footed up 503 pounds. The band played " Little Brown Jug " at the prohibitory ratification meeting in Worcester. An Indiana father crawled under a corn-crib and wept when his daughter married an astronomer. Josh Billings says that in the beds of many hotels "yu sleep sum, but role over a good deal." The procurement of a clean paper, collar for the groom delayed a high toned Newark wedding an hour and a half the other day. Daniel Webster has accepted a position on the New York police, and it is therefore inferred that his dictionary has not proved a success. Short dresses are coming into fashion again, and young ladies are experiencing the old, old diffi culty of getting a No 0 foot into a No. 4 shoe. Some of the students at Eastern colleges can board themselves for thirty-five cents per week, but they don t feel like tearing around, much. A Michigan man has hit upon a happy expedient for getting rid of the rheumatism. He crowded it down to his two fingers, and then had them amputated. If you want to know whether your grandmother was cross-eyed, or where your great uncle stood iu his arithmetic class, just run foi of fice, and you'll know it all. Nobody requires a larger stock of Christian amiability and for bearance than the young man who keeps matches in his room where the other boarders can get at 'em. Hep worth Dixon has taken back what lie said against American wo men, and now lie has our permis I sion to go ahead and hang up his picture in lager-beer saloons and music stores. ! John Frode is no more. You ! probably didn't know him. Ho lived in W estern Missouri, and on entering the smoke house of ,i friend to see how the hams gut along a trap gun blew his head ofi' A Louisville papa did not seri ously object to the proposed elope ment of his daughter with a dry goods clerk. Happening to yet wind of the plan, he merely lav in wait for Augustus, and sent him away with the, impression that a r. - markable healthy young mule lia. i played a tattoo with his heels iiu '(ler his coat-tails.