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HOBT. P. IH'NTIKK,
bdi to a a kb rh'orniv/ron.
C. B. STEWART, - - imïsÏÏhïi
.Uni
Agents.
O. W.BOLTON* I'iiH'villi
North Red Kiver.
I). C. FAUL. Spring Creek
THOS. MoINTYllE New O i J cump
H. M. I'KTTENGIIX..New York
ltOiVELL Sc C 11I3SM AN.. St Louis
P.H. WALKER& Co... .Ualtm're
GEO. A. KELLY.... Winn Parish.
ALEXANDRIA, LA.:
Salnrdaji'v Jan. ft, IN7."5.
O

HOTICE!
SERVICES sit the TOWN 1IALL.
M issionary Anniversary.
SATURDAY, 5 O 'CLOCK, P. It
SUNDAY 11 O'CLOCK, A. M.
Preach ing—Bishop K een ion.—
Prenching— (J J P. M. lie v. J ohn
wllkerson.
SEVICES in the Pinevillo M. E.
Church South.
Preaching and Ordination of
Deacons—Bishop P aink, 11 A. M.
Preaching and Ordination ot EI
der»— Rev. L inus P ar SK u, 3 P. M.
Preaching—llcv. J ohn M ath
bws , <>$ P. M.
P. H. OSWALD—This gentleman
ias moved I iîh store to Osborn's
»rick building on Front Street, and
is now prepared to suit his minier
ou» friends and customers to any
thing they can call for in the way
of A genera! assortment of Dry
Goods, Groceries &c. He has just
returned Irom New Orleans with a
new and full stock, and an inspec
tion of his shelves and counters re
veals a display of every variety of
nice ami choice goods which lie has
marked at a very small advance on
New Orleans prices. As Mr. Os
wahl does not expect to make all
his fortune in one year, he is eon
tent to realize only a moderate prof-!
it and buyers will do well to call on
him at his new quarters.
The new Advertisement, of
Dr. W. C. Tait, Agent,, appears iu
its appropriate place in our
,
col
... . . . ©
umns this morning. Dr. lait is an
experience«! Druggist a ii d pays
careful attention to tlie compound
ing of prescriptions. ITo lias a
fresh stock of Drugs and Medicines
and purchasers may rely upon the
quality of medicines purchased
from him. He keeps besides a
general assortment of Fancy Arti
cles, Stationery, fine Cutlery, Iloolis
Blank Books etc,, and persons iu
need of anything in his line will
find it to their advantage to buy ;
from him.
j
HF* By reference to their card it !
will bo seen that tho firm of
Faul, Jr., & Co, was disolved by
limitation on tho first iust., ami i
that the new firm of John A. Willing
liams & Co., takes its place, Mr.
Paul, Jr., having retired. We wish j
the new firm all the success of !
which tlicv arc so deserving and
our friend Mike has our good wish
es for hisjjfutnre prosperity in what
ever business lie may embark, lie
still remains with Messrs. John A.
Williams & Co., to settle up his
business.
I
j
I
I
BP We have moved the Cauca- !
tian Office to Goodman's Brick |
Building, on the next square above]
its former location, and our friends j
will now llncj it much more couve
nient to reach us than it has been
heretofore. In this connection we
take occasion to observe that we
are just in receipt of a large lot of
new Job type and other job mate
rials, and that our facilities for do
ing job work are now unsurpassed
by any country oflice in the State.
Messrs .J. F. & J. X. Good in,
have for sale at Lloyd's Bridge, fif
ty fino Texas milles, whicli tiie .v are
offering at very low figures. As
this is the time when our planters
aro preparing lor another crop,
i
;
.. ~
tuose ot them who propose to buy j
mules will do well to pu rclu .se from
., . , ,
thein, as their mules aro much
cheaper, live Oil less, aud do the
7
same work as \\ estern mules.

C^" The fixe» bus risen about four
foet.
wmvr,
TII2 MILITARY DESPOTISM.
Defeated fairly at the polls, out
numbered i»y tlie vigilance and uni
ted presence of all our members of
tho House, conscious of Iiis own
weakness arid knowing himself to
«tin vile Usurper ho is, Kellogg
and Iiis government have had ag:u:i
lo rely for pvotedion upon the
strong military aim <;f the IT. 8.
(iovernmrnt, and thai government
headed "by a drunken despot as
President and a cold blooded, vin
dictive bloodhound as Attorney
(îenornl hits responded to the call,
and Louisiana, robbed, persecuted
and traduced lies bleeding at the
feet of ( Iiis most foal military des
pot ism.
With no exeuso but, the request
of the cowardly Usurper, Kellogg,
and no right bat the on." of power,
the military forces of the United
States invaded the halls of Lonisi-.t.
na's Legislature aipl have driven
therefrom at the point of the bayo
net men whom the rlouse had do
elated to be, entitled to seats there
in; and this was done in the very
face of the Constitutional provision
that each Mouse of the Legislature
siial! be, the .fudge of »he qualifica
tion and election of its.owu mem
bers.
Cromwell so'dissolved the Eng
lish Parliament and the name of
Cromwell has been handed down to
us as that of a tyrant and despot.
This Continent has never before
been called upon to witness so fla
grant a violai ion or all law, all jus
tice and all respect for the will of
people. f
Downtrodden, bunb-ried with on
erous taxation, the home of thieves
- i
«lud the SpOlt Ol robbers, Louisen a
has suffered to the very verge of
j destruction and her people have
j had to bear a burden of political
i bondage, that might well have driv
en all her brave sous^to more invit
| ing homes elsewhere; yet they
| bravely resolved to make one more
effort to redeem their fair State
J which had come to them as a heri
j tage from noble sires and they were
isuccessful iri their struggle at, the
jiuous Leturumsr
1 , ,
(hem out o» tueir victory
The victim today of a ruthless 1
judgment upon bel" appressors at '
bnllot-bnx. Then
came
B >a r d
the infa
td count
by fraud
and now comes the military to de
prive them of their well and fairly
j earned stieeess^by the points of
[glittering bayonets and the frown
ing months of jcannou.
vandalism, Louisiana,\vill yet sit in
homo and her name
watchword that will
men of America and
er such malignant I,\
will yet be the :
rally the free
imrljfrom pow
rants as < .S iant
Iami such insi^niJicant curs as Wil
liams, the vice-regent of(rrant by
virtue of his wife's dishonor, as is
M.|currently believed Tim time has
[come when every American should
as ], himself v. hitlnr.- are wo drift
» <),. niîher, vltither are we
i lulT j^bv this centralization
o{ al j , )inV(> , iu th( ,
j <JRS
ot a rock
end corrupt
ess chief magistrate
Attorney-General i The fate of
Louisiana to day may be the for
tune of New York or of Ohio to
morrow.
It is agreed on all sides that our
policy is one of submission to even
this last crowning outrage and we
shall not take it upon ourselves to
advise a different course at this
time. If will require the exercise
of all our forbearance to maintain
[this policy, but until it is otherwise
determined it is the duty of every
'one to submit, with tho best
;t;ico
that he can bring to bear upon his
patience.
We arc ready to admit that our
stock of patience is but, small and
that our inclinations arc all for a
more active policy titan waiting
for good to come out of this foul
li
one need lie in ;
as to where to go for the
ny doubts |
very best;
outrage upon our liberties, but let
* 1 ■
US all be patient and wait, as all
lour friends sav wo must.
i
I
, «
j beef that the market atîorus. }.ir.
ï. L. Saclcman, has a s! n i 1 in the '
' r , x r ,, ,, I
| Market ilouso and keeps good beet.
'Give Iii 111 a call. I
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I i .v JJr. u . ( . I ait, Agent, has
! for sale a large supply ot Lau
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dreth's I'resh (ianlen Seed?
a anm sB i « b ct * » "- sm
wk
ME ÏVOIÎK OF THE MILITARY !
An Account of How the "Connervativs
îtembaiB VVcro l'jocted by
Bayonotn !
cur, ma ni, y corns« or speaker wh.tz—
IIIS l'ROTKSTS AM) IIKMAKKM— Wl'l'll
DIÎAWAI, OK TII K KPKAKKK,
ci. i. il k and 1 11 i! r OS
bkkvativic mkm
liKi.'S.
TUK llorsi!.
A t 11:45 ihn Coiwervalivo members of
t île House of I{<]ircMi-nl!il,ives cufcrrd in a
lnxl.v mill t<»>k tlicir««ills. a few minutes
: I ft I • f til" opposition commenccd Income
in, acriiiiipanicil l»y Ncverui prominent Hail
irnl of'icetH.
'l iiere were onlv about; forty people in
(lut lobliy, liml of those only a few were
identified with the people. The Conserva
tives were jealously e.xeludeil, and even
y.r. I{. II, M.u r w:is rudely denied perinin
sion to pass the police linen.
Wilt:', will be undoubtedly elected to the
position of .Speaker, and will probably
even Jî.'iiii Mime support from the opposi
tion. Kellojï;; hopes to eanso a defection
from the Coiiaervntive side hy putting up,
us before Htated, Kx-Uovernor JIalin, of Ht.
.lames, for .Speaker,
At l i o'clock Mr. Foster and Mr. Phelps,
of the Ctmgmwion.'il Committee, ('aptain
Vance, of the Cincinnati Commercial, Mr.
Kirkliiim anil Mr. Orilway, entered the
House und (ook seats near the platform.
Win, Vipers, Clerk of the late House,
then called the House to order and pro
ceeded to call the roll wf the members.—
When the clerk came to Kapidcg Parish
Mr. .leü'ries pive notice of contest, chain
ing that the members present did not at
all represent the popular will, as ex preen
ed at the la it, election.
Tiio names of Marie and Wright, of Ter -
re hon ne, were also formerly protested
api'mst.
The call of the roll revealed 102 mem
bers present. 1,. A. Wiltz, was then pro
posed for Speaker, and the motion at one-;
carried. Judce Houston thou administer
ed the oath.
Mr. Flood was then elected Sergeant-at
A iiim pro ti-m. Geo, Trezavant was also
elected ( ,'lerk pro tem.
A motion was the,ii made to administer
the oath to nil members declared elected.
The Speaker put the motion and it was
carried.
'I iiis raised a violent commotion nmonjf
the Radicals, and some of them called up
on their colleagues to leave the building.
< »l iier was maintained and the Speaker
proceeded to administer the oath to all
present.
- We take up our report of the military
interfere nee in the Legislature, at the mo
ment when General Trobriand demanded
of Sjwaker Will/ that, the members not re
turned bv the Returning Hoard be ejected.
To this Mr. Wiltz objected and refused to
allow any member to be ejected unless a
•icsort was had to força by the United
States foie -s. He said ne owed it to his
people acil it was his duty ho to act.—
General Trobrian then ordered Viggrs to
proceed with the calling of the roll, which
he proceeded to do, the Conservative
members refusing in almost every in
stance to answer to their names, and refu
sing in any manner to recognize Vigers
The roll however was continued, and
clerk lepoited tiiat 5*1 had answered the
call. Mr. Lowell said he was a member
elect, am! diu not desire to be seated by
force of arms, but wanted to act legally
and under tiie'constitution of the State.
Speaker Wiltz said ho was the legal Spea
ker and that officers now installed wore
the legal officers, and ho protested against
the calling of r !i-< roll.
General Trobriand then retired to the
door, and a tile of soldiers at his bidding,
soon afterwards entered the hall. General
Trobriand then walked up the aide anil
asked that the clerk, Vigers, should call
the roll.
Speaker Wiltz protested against tbe en
trance of the military and requested the
members to join in a protest with him.
r i response to this call all of the Const
v ,
profus

members stood up and solemnly
lid continuing tli.if, as the matter
stood tiiev were at. th« mercy of General
Trobriand and tho bayonets of his troops.
Tiic soldiers of the tfnited States are with
bayonets in the Hall of iJepresentatives of
!.oui-.iana, and he again solemnly entered
his protest, against the nil warrant ed in
trusion.
Vigers, at this juncture, attempted to
act-as clerk. Mr. Trezavant objected as
did .Speaker Wiltz.
Vigers then retired to get a special de
tail to install him, and at this point the
chairman of the Committee on Credentials
r -ported the following contestants as ent i
tle;! to their seats, viz: Dunn of Grant,
Jeliries, Ijiiekeft and Stafford of Rapides,
Vaughn, lloran and Land of Caddo, Swing
of Iberia, (^iiinn of Avoyelles.
V igers was soon buck again, accompa
nied by soldiers and General Trobriand,
who had in the meantime gone out also,
and with them Major General flugn .1,
Campbell, of the Louisiana militia. Gen
fj, H
oral Campbell asked Speaker Wiltz to
point out tho members just admitted upon
tho report, of tho Committee on creden-1
liais. Mr. Wiltz refused to comply with
the demand, and again entered Iiis protest
against military intrusion.
General 1'robriand replied that; he cmld
not, decide upon contested places, and
must obey his order. He, accompanied by,
Cencral Campbell, then went around with
a file of soldiers with fixed bayonets pro
ceeded to eject Mr. Vaughn of Caddo,
Messrs. Stafford, Jeffries and Luckett, of,
l.'apidcs, Mr. Dunn, of Grant, Mr. Kelly, of;
\\ inn, and Messrs. Horan and Laud, of
Caddo, who each and all protested in the
name of tfu^ieoplu whom they specially
represented, and iu the name of the people
of t-ho whole Union, against this force
of arms.
Gen. Campbell then asked that. Vigers
call the roll, so that all not upon might be
ejected by the troops.
Against this action Mr. Wiltz firmly pro
tested, but Gen. Trobriand ordered Vigers
to proceed.
Mr. Vigers again attempting to call the
roll, the Speaker called upon th
r V K ' pi )l ' : ! K, ' r »po« t"«'Sergeant
at-Arni" to eject linn. Capt. Hood then
went on the platform and laid his hand on
»'V's»;« ami ejected him from
lui' p «ii ioi îïî.
(fen. Campbell then appealed to Gen.
Trobriand to protect Vigers, whereupon
the speaker asked Gen. Campbell by what
.authority lie was acting 111 the House, as
lie did not recognize hiui as a.member. To
! j iis ' Campbell replied that he reganl
the legislature assembled as a rcvoluiioii
!ary body; that he was appointed command
er of the state House liy Gov. Kellogg, and
on • Ji.'it autiionty lie proposed to act.
Tho Speaker then called on the Sorwant
jat-Arms to eject Campbell, when Captain
' :l!| f Iiis hand on the arm of Camp
bell, ihelatt " '
tion, when G
then appealed for protec
Trobriand asked tin
atrnj unmsa
Speaker if it would be necessary to use
force, to which lie was answered in the
affirmative.
Gen. Trobriand tlien gave a signal and
two officers, followed by two soldiers with
guns and bayonet attachments, entered
and marchcd up to the platform.
Then tho Speaker, rising in Iiis seat,
said
"As the lepal Speaker of tho FTnuie of
Representative» of the State of Louisiana
I have protested against, the invasion of
our hall by the soldiers of the United
States with drawn bayonets and loaded
muskets. We have seen our brother mem
bers violently seized by force of arms and
torn from us iu spite of their solemn pro
test. We have seen a force of soldiers
marfJi up tho aisles of tho Hall of Rcpro
üentatives of Louisiana, have protested
against this in tberiame of a once free peo
ple. In the name of the once free State of
Louisiana, in tho name of tho Union, ho
optered Iiis solemu protest.
Tho chair of the only Speaker of the
House of Louisiana is surrounded by Uni
ted States troops, tho officers of the House
are prisoners in their hands, so I solemnly
declare that Louisiana has ceased to lie a
sovereign stute; that it has no longer a re
publican government, and I call on the
Rcpuesentativo* of the State to retire with
mo before this show of arms."
SPEAKEK WILTZ,
with all the Conservative members then
left tho Hall in a bodv, and inarched to
the. Conservative IleaiVpiarters, No. 71 St,
Louis street., where they soon after ad
journed to meet again at 7\ o'clock this
evening. .
They were followed T»y an immense con
course of citizens, who cheered tliein ter
rifically ami called for speeches.
Mr. Marr and other gentlemen then ad
dressed the crowd in a few words, enjoin
ing them to keep tho pence. Tho crowd
thereupon drew off, hut. returned, however
to tho vicinity of the State House, where
large numbers of citizens had gathered to
watch and hear what was going on.
TUB RADICAL I,KUI8I.ATt:KK"
After the withdrawal of the Conserva
tives, (,'lerk Vigers proceeded to call the
roll, when ,">'1 members answered to their
names. Fiffy-fonr was necessary to a
quorum; but the H oiiko surmounted this
difficulty by Vigers declaring .there were
liffy-four present, which was a remarkable
deviation from strict facts.
It was tfieri moved and carried that
Halm lie elected permanent. Speaker.—
Hahn on taking his seat, delivered the
usual stereotyped aildnss of thanks.
Lowell then took the floor and made the
remarkable assertion that ho protested
against the presence of United States mil
itary iu the hall of the Hoi^g, and moved
that, they be required to leave.
Mnrrill suggested that the Serjeant-at
Arms exclude them, but the military ob
viat.eil tho difficulty by voluntarily reti
ring.
Oil motion, then, the Speak'-r proceeded
to «wear in the members, he himself hav
ing been sworn in by Mr. Lowell, "the
oldest, member," v.-hen that gentleman's
scruples were removed by the retirement
of the U. S. Military.
On motion, Tyler and Johnson of Tie
Soto, and Ward from Grant, were admit
ted to seats, the House reserving tho right
of contest.
(If the members from the other two par
is.'ies had been ' present, they would also
have been admitted.)
A message was then received from the
Senate, that that body was ready to pro
ceed to bii.sine:-.«.
On motion it was agreed that th" House
be governed by the same rules as obtained
in 1S7Ü.
Vigors was then elected Chief Clerk of
tile Houae, and Koxboro, Assistant Clerk.
Committees were then appointed to
wait on the Senate and Governor and in
form them that the Hou.'ie was organized
and ready to proceed to business.
A committee of nin-cn on elections and
qualifications v/as also appointed.
K. C. Howard was then elected Post
master.
A message was next received from the
Governor, which, on being read, was laid
over to fie called 117».
Again Mr. Lowell moved that a commit
tee of five bo appointed to examine into
the purpose of what be styled the revolu
tion—anybody who took pos.ses.sion of the
State House that day. Curried.
The House then adjourned till noon to-j
morrow.
overridden.
Defiance to the laws ami the murder
of individuals seems to be looked upon
by the community here, from 11 stand
— »<»>•«■—
Sbsrid<M)*5 Bslleiius of [ijtlîUÎsr,
II xadqks. Mit.. Di v. of tin-: M issokki.)
N ew O klkans , L a,, .
January 4, is,)
Hon. . W. Belknap, Secretary of \>ar, 1
Washington, D. C. :
It is with deep regret that I have to
announce to you the existence in this
Krtite of a spirit of defiance to all lawful
authority, and .191 insecurity of Hie
Vilich is hardly realized by the General
Government, or the country at large.
The lives of citizens have tvconie so
jeopardized that unless something is
done to give protection to the people, all
security usually afforded by law, will be
point which gives impunity to all
choose to indulge in either, and the civil
government appears powerless to pun- j
ish, or even arrest. j
1 have, to-night assumed control over j
the Department ot the (»Ulf. |
I*. H. S hkktdam ,
Lieutenant General, i
!
ÎÎEADcjns. Tdii-. iJiv. or TiiK Missorm, 1 j
oiu.han!-\ L a._, r
„r , • aim. i,y .>, •
i;. P ; ^ Crel ° ryl ' 1 "•i
, , I
I think that the terrorism now exist-1
ing in Louisiana, Mississippi and Ar- '
katisns could be entirely removed aiubr
confidence and fair dealing established
by the arrest, and trial of the ringdeal
er ?r 0 Ä?,™v! VV i ! ; k : Leilg ^i' S -, .1. • !
ing tfieui^bancliui tliev coup! be tried bv !
by a military commission. The leader's ;
of this fiatiditi'i, who murdered men liere :
on the 14th ot last September, -1 nd also ;
Mi ^;lt
shoui d, 111 j.intice to law and order aim
the peace aiid prosperity of this South-1
ern part of the country, In; punished. !
It is possible that "if the Pr
would issue a proclamation de
them banditti, that no further action
need be taken except that which would
... ,
resident j
pchirin^ I
devolve upon me.
[Signed] p, j[. S iikripax.
Lieutenant General, I', a. A.
Sjp'We hfivo not bad an hotu - ^
sunshine fur nee.rly thrte weeks.
TUe Protest cf Gorcraor McKncry.
Governor John M cEnory?thIsjmorn
ing sent, the following dispatch to Pres
ident tirant:
N EW Or .r.eaks, L a., )
.Ian nary 5,1875.)
To III« Excellency, U„?S. Grant, Presi
dent of the Uni ted State» s
In the name of liberty anil of all lov
ers of liberty throughout the United
States, I d o most solemnly protest
against the action of the military forces
of the United States on yesterday, in
the occupation of tho State House; in
the forcible ejection, by troops, of mem
bers of the Legislature, 'anil the elected
Speaker of the House, and the subse
quent orgadization of the House by the
direct forcible intervention of the
military.
I a film before the whole American
people that the action in part of the
military iu this city on yesterday is
subversive of republican institutions in
this free country.
J ohn M c E nkuy.
kki.logo w.oisi.atukk—second i^y.
T uksdat , January 5.
THE SENATE.
This body was called to order at, 12 in.,
President Antoine in the chair. The Sec
retary called the roll, and 21 Senators an
swered r.o their names. 'J'ne Democrat!#
Senators still abstaining from participa«
tion iu the proceedings. After a praver
by a colored divine, tho reading of nie
minutes of the previous meeting was dis
pensed with.
The Secretary announced the appoin -
menC of a Committee on Rules, of whicli
Mr. Brewster is Chairman. 4
Mr Orcein gave notice that he would
introduce a bill reducing the expenses of
assessing ami collecting taxes.
Notice was also given ot tho intention
to introduce several other bills reducing
the expenses of the government.
The Senate then went into cxectfe
sewiiou.
THK HOUSE.
At iii o'clock Clerk Vigers called the
House to order, and in the absence of the
Speaker, Mr. Steele wm called to the
chair.
The calling of the roll revealed fifty four
members present, which was considered a
quorum'.
After the calling of t.h« roll a motion
was made to draw for seats. This was
substituted for another motion providing
that each member retain the scat he then
had, which was carried.
>otice was jçiven that Mr. Chenaux
would contest the j-aat Af Mr. Do Blanc iu
the feinth Ward.
Mr. Lowell objected, stating that the
action of the last Legislature, in Keating
Republicans who were not elects«!, alinofet
ruined t he party.
A division beim; called for, it was refer»
red to the Com in it tee on Elections.
. THK LI.OAL LE01SLATUKB.
About, 10 o'clock this morning, th* mem
bers of the House and Senate who yester
day withdrew under the advancing charge
of Federal bayonets, met iu caucus at No
7:1 St, Louis i.tn et, and took into consid
eration of affairs. Nothing could lie glean
on the outside ot what transpired within,
but it was evid« nt*from tho t'choos of the
cheering heard on Die outttidu that great
unanimity prevailed.
fiONSKK VATI V S HOL'SE OF BKPHESSNTA
ÏIVKS. — a SEPAUATK LUUISL^TUUK
TO BE ORGANIZED.
Immediately on quitting the State House
yesterday, Iii« C'oiiservuti ve member» of
tue Legislature repaired to their rooms,
No 71 St. Louis street, and afterwards ad
juitrned. They met again, however, at
7-.:w 1*. M.
'1 lie ir.torition of the Conservatives, it
has transpired, !:■•., since they have been
denied their proper representation iu the
,ty House, to hold a separate Legisla
ture, ai iu 1K72, and they will so assemble
tu-day.
Comnunio.r.ol
Mi:. E ditor.
m ■ . , t n 1 1 1 •_ iv
1 ho >' u : ld (:f coUon stated ^ the
O iueasiwu of tbe 2fj h iust is very
I<-x!iivinlinnry. Mijjlit not uiy young
a Iiu-jintunce i:e mistaken as to where
Jtiio whole of tho cotton came from?
' î .'ivrïicH perbiips who grew the cotton
1 ,-i -ro ri eeduien ? Might, thoy not have
j visitetl some other persons cotton
h w use or cotton liehl »»t niglit, I have
pro
hire a
known of such. I know tho negro
protty wp II , I owned hundreds dur
stig ii long life, I arm suspictious ytft
I iiopo I f.io mista'aen in tioa in
stance, if I p.tu ihero is no better
cotton country anywhere. Why go
elsewhere to phitit., Mr. Bringier
uii.do three and a hulf hogsh ads of
siigur this season per acre, ho has
published so.
Your suggestion in reg rd to the
labor of freed men, I think cannot
work well. Certainly not to the
land owner. If tlia same rule of
" docking " was adopted the share
system would bo best, and why can't
Jt bf . tllloT>t0tl ulid c „ rr i c d out
, , J
pcrly for both parties.
"and at $1:3 per month and rations,
if lie fails to work full time you dock
hiui at/?c/ce the rate of his wages,
to cover with loss time and rations,
|unless tlio time lost was occasioned
1 '.' «-•» sOiiply dotlnct it
at the rate paving him, and charge
» 1 ;.i , ! 1 t ,,
* fanions. To deduct only at the
t; agreed for wages would not
answer, many of them would be wil
]i r-, r 's to get rations and work at their
»i» 'f they w ere only docked for
ltJSS time, why should they not be
docked for loss of time when on
shares as 011 wages? Share fonr.e
^ substantial wages as money, it is
U onev, what else? The system of
. t •
of !abor aßd . wu 8 es «nangrated by
Gen. Banks is the best for the land
owner then any
fjf] his. It was £
that have
givou np, I
cause it was a yankee rule.
A PLANTER.
succeed
fear be
-&S Legislature and the pro
ceedings of the Conference have
takea all our space tliis week.
Xnvwt Tow Monty at Bofiaton !
Houston , Deo. 20th 1874.
Mr. Editor :
In the very midst of the holidays
thongh we are, still all is lif« and
bustle witb the activity of business.
The old year that is slowly dying
ot servility, wdt leave behind it a
thriving and prosperous city. The
future of Houston looms up gigan
tically. Commodore Charles Moi*
gun, worth somswhsiein thoaeig**
bor hood of $20,000,000, not only
has bought several hundred thou
sand dollars worth of oar rätst«
Bonds. Not only is ooostijialSig |[
ship channel from the sea to tbe
corporate limits of this ctty tflMt
will allow ocean steamers to
to our wharves, bat be has
ly put chased largely ot I
City Boudsand is now one of the
city's creditors to tbe amoun t a T-«
one fourth her debt. A* man wftb
the financial ability, the moricy >
making sense of Charles Morgan,
who makes sach large investi*; oils
as he is making in Texasand Hons*
ton, knows that Iiis money is com«
ing back to bim aud he is going to
spend other money to make Ituihl- }
tiply. These investments of, this,
gentleman are good omens tor,
Houston. The result is an upward
tendency already in Beal Estate
and an increased bonyaney in bàrfi»
ness circles. No better plaotf can'
be found in Texas to invest is
al Estate than in Honstôa. Âa
opening is now offered by Capt. J.
15. Foster, Beal Estate Broker iu
this city, to secure property in I«;,,
as, a vast deal of which isiu Hous
ton, at a nominal sum. He will on
the 3d of March next, give his sç*
coud gold and laud drawing, when
he will distribute among tiokëfr
holders $25,000 iu gold and |lS0 r
000 in Keal Estate. I will give yon
a little politics before a great while;
Yours, SEELEM. ,
,
Capital
r*
17 The Washington
makes the following allega
specting President Graut :
" The President amistcd in • privai*
lx)T at Tool»'» perforiuauca last Thursday
night, and the opinion pravailiKl among
tii« disiut»nwf «nl of the vreheatra ehaira
that, judging from appvorancM, b* would
not troubled with th« third term. Hi*
Kxc «M«ucy, we are pained to writ«, la not
in th« beat of health ; and, although pou.
Messing an iron constitution, if not more
careful nfhituaeif Ii« will not 1m about
lunch longor to trouble th« politicians. Of
lute we lt-aru that he ha« boon extremely
careless of nis health."
This means in plain langnage
that tbe President was conspicuous*
ly drunk at tbe theatre», aud has of
late beeu frequently seen in that
condition, and we dare say it is
true. But the idea that his health
is undermiued by such practices is
luistakeu. fie is a man ot extraor*
dinary strength and endurance,
and although he is in danger of be»
coming » continued drunkard again,
us he wits wheu he was obliged to
resign from the army iu Califoruia
in 185-1, there is no probability that
his lite will be seriously abbrevia
ted by that cause. Such is the
quality of his nervous Bystem that
ho er. i. get druuk pretty otten and
como fresher out ot it than auy
other man ; aud so it will probably
be to tbe eud.[— K Y. Sun.
T ue J iüwei .. —We are glad to seo
that this popular house has passed
into tho management of onr worthy
friend, Sam. Eellows who will here
after run it as proprietor, with that
genial gentlemen, Jack Beilley as
assistant. No better or more de«
serving young men are to bo found
anywhere and they will doubtless do
well. Sam has been tbe presiding
genius of the establishment of Hess
and French for tho year past, bnt as
they have closed out he Las started
on his own account at the Jewel.
Success to him I
t^By reference to his advertise
ment in another place it will be
seen that Mr. Julius Goodman, who
has beeu keeping the Pacific Saleou
has taken the place of Messrs 'Hess
& French at the Excelsior Saloon
under the Exchange Hotel, <febere
his numerous friends will find him
plentifully supplied with tbe very
best of the wherewithal to get npa
satisfactory "smile."
li'' At the election on Monday
last, Mr. Edouard Weil was elected
Mayor of Alexandria by a handsome
majority, and Messrs. Moses Rosen
thal, Jos, Bouillotte, E. E. Biossat,
M. Legras and W. W. Whittington
Jr., were elected Councilmen. We
congratulate tbe good people of our
town upon having seenred such ablo
and efficient officers.
(^Thanks to the Seminole and
Garry Owen, for full files of North
ern aud Western papers, and to the
Selma, for a file of New Orleans pa<
pers.
1^" Freights aro card rates.

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