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LEAIBORNE (JARDIAN pOL. 1. o- IIOIER, LA., WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 1877. Terms of [ndmoriptlomn: " -- -- t i ,.... " . .. . .... .. .. Terms of Subsoriptlon: One year in as vane. , ................. -,m SIz lio h.utbi . .. I : Thr'n e " " ............... 1 t0a Terms of Advertisilg: One celtare, of one inch in space or hsa. first inertihm. $1 (It; each additiounl illnser tioti. GA) cettc. PI'rf.siulnal and Iuiness cards, of ten lllhre or less in l en' th, s:, $1 .r IiunllII;: )ur aix umonths, $51; for tnree 1moiithi, 7. ltiiessIa aldvertisementsa of greater length will be inerted at lohwer r lates a i fiS. ht agreted upOl. i.,.al tul\,ertisementsl will le c hairge.d at legal raites, where flixed by law: oth, " i."e cit lp.eial ratieas as piilliheb.d Ialsove. i"d Special notier ;o r t lir line. icunceral ntieelce, o lenM ltatl ten lie. :Sild marriangt anid religio. Iw,,ti.c . inc,.rtedl I gi.itl. .lol-wor e. ut' e c l in t: ne:' te.t 1ti Ii.. BOTH SIDES.-____ A :I,!, i ' e at ri- ge was rtiit si e :, S ' 1 .. sl 'itoke d I n t Ii . "ll,. u. .\, t I.. llke a king in his prdlc.' A -. w .nver tue.d on the-: a.reet a, the) The c arrinage and co'1le,, be cetel; And eaid. as n- e ucrkedlt a itll Iis sacw oi a lug: I with I was rich acld t collI rid..." Tl. wall in the c.ltrria;* r.cuisrkc 1 Ito hi. ine ;uI n 1 g If weni L i. ir I eIn i Id e; . all ,nic we.alth to' the .tl te I tih. a, Ic thel lhalthii If ;lthe man who ies sass ing thee - ueud.. A pretlty yellou g tal itl , ceith I ca hli,tle, of ls k. iI 4lel C, , i ts fie a e t cornig n c cs f r. T1"' I tire11. .i al ntg ac tc iei i,.l l fit." !, ,it. i w Ih lI. cinti,,g a love it itihig air. A, .l , el l c.i the carrige. ; thb hil he Alrra.,e in appall rel , line, Aidl stuid st a whispelr: "1 ailh from my 1i heart ThIer: satin and latce wcere minell " IC 'rce lhulyv hlked out on thc maid with her" SecIrk, .ec fair i hler calico dtress. A.inc tcaiI: - 'd1 relinquish poe itin aci, nd w e a lth , e , Her lhaUtIt antil y).,ltth to ioee .." Thus it it in this world-whaivte.i r e r J, lia r uinds and a udt te we p lchy I i in leging antd eigling for w r t no. t, I'grateful for what we enj,,. ci Flowers and Song at the Fireside. ,'1 God nhas given Us, flowers tntd a birds and music to beautify and tii gladden this abode of toil and death, bi to make happy homes ha ppier til l dreary ones less dreary. Whe in we cannot look into ha nan eyes for the: tears in our own, the sweet flower. f taces give us mute sympathy; when tr there is no power in words to roll 0' back the tide of grief, the caroling of these "spirits of the air," captive 1 in our windows or ranging free in forest shade, steals away the barbed th point of anguish; but more than a either of these, the ut ' Sph ,re-bora harmontious sister., Voicev and iI can lift us above the clouds that en it velop us, can soothe our griefs, as. suage our tears and sprinkle our fe- ilt vered hearts with the dews of con. solation. ha Flowers, birds, and music-how 1 easy fotr every flamily to have thetn lif all! There is so much in this world e"t simply to be enioyed-and we robl lot ourselves, past remedy, when, im. mersed in the labors of life, we le tflt these harmless plesuclres, which may, vi be had for the taking, slip by ns to Without contributing their quota to the enrichment of each daty as it the passes. ('ertaitumis and heliotropte `l and ivy ask but sunshine and soil °O ahd loving tentldace to adorn the lowliest lbut as well as the lproudest cotl cencsetvatotry; the caniary sings as' Pa' blithely behind iron or wovodlen bars I as thoutgh thely were gilt or solid prb gold, and the choral symnphonyof tlhe if t tender aria interprets itself alike to unil all sympathetic hearts in cottage or thie in palace. There is little danger Mtij that we, along the disty thorough. con \fre of life, shall linger too loug to roa: .athe the fragrant breath of flow- upo 02 that bloom by the wayside, to quit list to the melodies of warbling actr birds, or to sing ourselves sona of the =joicing or dirges of woe. hey agr -'e given us to brighten and cheer Ipa; Mad smooth the rngged way; shall thie enot amtefully acept and delight be SIu erry boouse we would have an !a -n-rulacat of music, though it be TI nly an accordoon, and let the ebil. and d I-n lra to play on it, to snug on ._th it, to begis the cultivation, if mon _= I itsllowest forms of musical and taste and feeling and exprusmion, i,on --.demt that fiom even om a ll ar tow musrn seed thbis there shall teey in we in per h - ir y build their nest. oe -e a tI e :t 4 .,'e a· . , ~.m, amy, ir; = as m ihi halvla.r' iay "4 L .. " " . •. "r.. ,-. ... ( North Louisiana Railroad. . :o To the' 'ditor of the' Tiates 1 t,. There is an erterprise in whichly Shreveport is vitallyv interested, arnd which I think is within the cow. itriea. paratively easy compass of her e- means, anid to which the attention tf t..l of her business and property-hold iii; itr era ought to be called. I allude to V l.- the North Louisiana railroad, ineor , jo pirated by1 the legislature in 1875, and the time for commencing the I at work on which was extended to the S first of Jtanuary next by the legisla tu.re of 1.77. I believe that Shreve. i o... port, with suclh id as can easily be le.te, iI secueed on the line fromi I ere to I Mounroe, can build this road, and after it is built own and control it only with a morntgageo upon it for _ thile iron and rollinyg stock. The I value to Shreveport of such a tribeu talry to her comnruerce and such a , illlcneetion eastwardly cacnnot be Sover eztimcated, and a nmoment's re ,,i. flection will convince those who I think Tit the truth of this assert ion. Ithc y Between the Red river and the O)uachita is the finest hill country, in Louisiana, already producing large quantities of cotton, corn and e'ther grain tilt d (I capable of almost tonhlinitedi itenrese in th ese p odlll. tin*. 'The need of this hcoutry is the. fj .:t'.- tit putting iroeteicc into I the market. This need supplied aned i e nimigration flown i,,inv ited Iby tIche healthfiniess Ias well as productive. II.. er nes-s ct the country; anlt a ith Ipopi. lateon conies inerdaised lprodnetion. I lThe railroad reti rred to built and 1 controlled by Shreveliort peophle, r. would give them the control of the t bulk of'this trade. i li. Not only have we then iunhde. uents to build this road, but there 1 my is no connection East or \Vest which c would bring us into such valuable contact with the outside world. The u Iher great competitor with SL Louis for t the trade of the Southwest is ('hi and cago. acld she is now no signitheant t, collomwtitor. It was but a fliw dlavs '1 ago that the Illinois C'entral railroad. t' virtually a C'hlieagl corporation, be iJ" came the purchaser of the Missis- a ll. , sipfli Central, thus cocnpleting the I connection beltween ('hicago and P Now Orleans undelr one conolidated control. When we salll have supl t plli'ed tilhe link bietween Shlreveport Inrl and Monroe we brinlg ourselves into u nd: direct comi munihetlion with Chicago ti th, ! by tapping the great artery at Jack- .i n s son, Mississippi. Shceveport. then al we becomes the apex of the triangle, one hI the line of which extenlds to Chicago It er- and another to St. Lonis, and the e' in trade whiceh both cities are reaching " oil out for lying behind Shreveport in :u rg Texas and corning here to be as- w ve signed its dcestination. That Shreve-. cl in port should Ie the point at which cn e the comlpetition between Chicago I .n and St. Louis for this trade can be r;r mnade to take place is no fanciful idea, for thbreason that, if this cone. b si nection is made. St. Loiis will find w it to her interest to enter the field air of compietition at Shreveport, by a fe direct line from some point on the Iron Mountain road, rather than "N have the weight of Shrevelprt's in. fluence ag-a'inst, her and altogether in fiavor of Chicago. Another inui. eta d d ence which will hrilng St. Louis to cii Iher direst is this road to Monroe rot n completed, not only offers to her floc nt the Chicago trade but also that. of far S(incinnati and Louisville, as well as 1: !the Eastern cities, especially from and SNorfolk to Mobile. But enough of the it the inducements to build this road, In albout which I sIippose there can be' n il no diffirence of opinion. loac e Ilow can Shreveport and the g" it country through which tlce road to is pastses accomplish its construction 1 wa) I think our bulsiness meni anida d prbperty owners can accomplish it e if they will make an earnest andl a nited effort. I am informed that r the lessee of tile State penitentiary, am r Maejr .Jones, is willing to make a I, contract to grade and cross-tie the ia o road from Shreveport to Monroe to t upon the most favorable terms, re- ous D quiring only an outlay in money of o actual expenses for the saupport of tho f the hands and guarding them, and agreeing to takeo the balance of his r r pay either in stock or the bonds of (the ompanv. The onl3 amount to be raised then would be the ex- lae puse of feeding and guarding these hal handsdia Three hundred men could gradej was and cross-tie the road from here to chee Mooroe in from eight to twelve with months. The expeune of feediong do Sand guardling them will not exceed han from fiftty to sixty cents per day. "hou Now let as make the osoaolations. ad Three hundred moen at sixty cents mon per day (the highest priee) will eos~t is one hundred adl elghtvr dollars per" a, and this for three hundred and "I sdayswill amoret to sixty-three meld I rtbilk with very littlb exerties ws the paln, wi s h tmed reughhe Iee --aYg oepdsl . to a *LI i, I. livery of the cross-ties along the road; and thus this quite an import ant item could be pro% ided for. lilt •bich suppose lShri'velMPrt and her Ipople I, and had the wholo to do, there can be com.- no doubt that thirty seven thousand her dollars would be amply sullficient to ution pay for crossa ties and all other inci hold- dental expense so as to put the road ie to! in such a condition as that its own ncor- bonds will complete it and set it in 187i, full operation without further ex r the pense of money to its stockholders. a the Thus it may be seen that If the gisla. people of Shreveport can raise the reve- slum of one hundred thousand dol. ly te lurw, theyn can cowldote, equip and, eo to nwithin the period offifteeu or twenty and months, have running to Monrot e a ol it railroad under their absolute con t for trol. Can we raise this amount of Tihe money ? Are there not'twenty meu ribl. in Shreveport who will take five clI a thousand dollars each in the stock be of this company payable, say, in six s ren n(uth.is ilantallmuents I who BIut sullose the. men of means ionU. aniong us are anwilling to venture the to the aullounnt of one hundred thoul ntry sanld dollarsl--why can't they accom cingt plish the result by sections, and r andil first build the road to Milmilen. This ' noest I1s about oue-third of the dista: e, I lue, aInd the road could be built and l ry is equiplped for about one-third of the iato *.x lpeise in ready momm y unlx the t and bas:is of the foregoing estimates, the eand while it will be building in tlhe ive.. direction of the desired destination, I11 p1)1i. at the same time our city will reap t lon. the reward of a trade lwhich will t and sell pay for the venture. I am e pil., :stitfled that the Illinois (CentrIal the road, which controls thle enltire line o from Chicago to New ()Orleans would, t ee. ' without hesitation, take our charter u l.Ie and complete tile link. But of icll 'course the road would be controlled I aIle in the interest of Chicago, certainly p thle not in the interest of Shreveport. tl for think for ('ol. Tom Scott toown this j( .hi. charter would be positively injurious p ant to our interest, for the reasou that I vs do not think his companies are in. 0 adi. t sterstd in building it. j be The North Louisiana ought to be 94 ,is a Shreveport roadl ownled chiefly by a the Shreveport pelolo aid controlled u, aid primarily ill Shreveport interest. st ed TI his company is the only one of w. up those which have been chartered al nit "hose domicil is in Shirevelmort and ju ito under hose cl,:rtter a road can be ito ego saftly built to Mloroe. For though S! a ck- there are other charters, yet they hi yen are iuvolved in litigation which may I Ia .ne be inlterminable. In the meantimle, ego the charter ,tf the North Louisiana th he expires on the first of January next, ng unless work on the road is com in tueneed before that time, and those Ias who participated In obtaining this e- charter know the difliculties which w ch may and doubtless will be inter go posed if another eflort has to be pa be made. sul 'U I throw out these suggestions tco r. hastily for the reflection of men dti who ought to be and doubtless are iu Id alive to their own interest. a SIHREVEPORT. lefo n "No More Ducks-No More Injun." nc r Over at WVashoe City, the other P 'lay. soine men stopping at the prin ocipal hotel, while viewing tie sur. roundings of the place, saw a large got r Hflock of ducks settle down on the f: farther side of Wasboe Lake. A ter S\Washoe Indian also saw the ducks, In n and told the men he would go after sup ,f them if they would get him a gun. po I, In the hotel they found an old the e United States musket. This they - loaded nearly .to the muzzle, and oflk Sgiving it to the Indian, started him cut to the lake. After he had gone the A wags who loaded the gunl for him wer Swent to the upper story of the house, was and with opera-glasses watched the nor I progress of the noble red man. lid, ter( at last reached the spot where the orin ducks had been seen to settle down fun; ampug the tules. Presently they fix saw the smoke dart from the In. the dian's gun, saw him fall baeward and to the ground, and heard a tremend. ordl ous roar from over the lake--a sond sort as though the gun had burst into a of a thousand pieces. Fearing that the Ied I gun had indeed burst and killed the mile Spoor fellow, the jokers beg to feel rad very guilty. They hastened from theY the house and struck around the a I lake. When they had got about will I half away around they met the In. Seat dian coming toward them. There TI cheelk bone and his face was covered to s with blood, but he had as manyThe dncks as he could hold in bothing hands. "Well, Jim, slaid they orea "how 4ld you makb itP "Yes, said Jima, "one more shoot m-so more doksl no mor mjela I--vm- ig "How ad the sedaesity, Jobse,' the *id a GottlA lsrdto hto irsvru, rem "to go eam umelthe la 4 W l Te e it the Georga's Organic Law. lort lint TIHE NIEW (ONSTITUTIO~-A BRIEF Lclple ILESviUE OF TIlE IN5TRIt' 31ET. -sand "Thatis the lbet message that the fit to Sonuth has sent to the North in ici- many a day. It is lull of sweet and road strong assurances of good faith, and own closes out the distressing issues of it in the war," said Senator Hill to-night, r ex- as the reading of the new constitu. ders. tion of Georgia was completed. the "When Presidtnt Ilayes," he con. the tinned, "withdrew his troops from dol- the Mooth and left us to manage our and, own allairs, even to taking the trus cuty tee~hip of the negro, it was held by oe a ntu.v Northern presses and po!iti con- cians that we would iwtray his con it of tidence. But here we see Georgia men Democrats meeting ill convention five without a single negro or RIepubli. took catn, and framing a constitution that a six tLe negroes theumselves must as 'resident Jetnkints says, regar aus auns the palladium of their rights and tlre liberties." Iton. The unusual amount of discussion :om. that Itas been given to the work of and the convention nmakes it important Phis that the people of the North should :Ie, be intforned at once of what has andi really ween done. the In the bill of rights the oonven- . the tion struck out the word."rebel," tea, which was used in a stigmatizingI the sense in the old comnstitution. An ion, att.emp)t to insert a clause declaring ep the State sovereign and Iooessiung will the right to change its form of gov. am ernment at will, was voted dlown Iral decisively, Senator Hill leading the line objectors to it. The constitution of f ild, the United States is in terms reoog ter uized as.the supIremne law. of The negro vote is protected in It- e led fullest rights and privileges. It is ni prescribed that the social status of i the citizen shall never he the sub. his ject of legislation. 'The whipping- fl )us Iost and imprisonment for lebt is it Sp rohibited. All laws are Aade to * t operate on all races alike. The a ipublic school system, by. which to be 96,000 colored children are educated aI * annually with white taxes, the led uegroes paying hardly enough to a st. school .5,0o0 children, is continued o with iucr'aadcl appropriationo. Ii Pa all details of franchise or public )!. justice the nugro is zealously pro. hi tected, and the negroes, perfectly ri satisfied with the constitution, will W 'y hold a ratification meeting in At- hi 5Y I lants next week. yo 'o, The convention was governed .a throughout with a spirit of retrench Snment that resulted in the cutting -' down of *282,000 per annum of es eis penses. Every salary in the State t was reduced. The governor it se r- whittled down to $3,000, the uan pi preme court judges to $2,500, the sta superior court judges to $2,500; the bat s treasurer, attorney general and mu i comptroller to $2,000, without per. er Squisites. The legislative per diem 'is reduced from $7 to $4, and blen. nial sessions are ordered instead of sin annual sessions. Tihe appropriation for executive clerks is about halved, we and everything else is retrenched in not r proportion. . A general movement toward popu. gro "lar elections was noticeable. The ~ governor was stripped of his a omintive power, and his cabinet a L hereafter to be elected by the people ouns in direct vote. The supreme and real r superior court judges, formerly ap. of c pointed by hint, are to be elected by T the legislature, composed of over poe -0 members. The terms of all the exu officers from the governor down are cut from four years to two. All the anti-railroad measures were passed by large majorities. It was prescribed that thahe tate should never more grant a perpetual char f ter containing any special privileges t or immunities toany corporation; and further, that the. Legislature shoald w fix a freight and passenger tarif for pof the roads which should be uniform of and flied at so much per mile. The ordinance 'prohibits the slightest t0µ sort of diserlmoataon, and the prie the of all freight carriage ea be resh ed by multiplyinlg the namber oa miles by the rate per mile. The rail-. roadmen are very indignsat, sad a they own 800,000,000 of property andt work about 25,000 hands, they will make a strong fght agast M--t. fleation, The eonvention passed strlet laws "n againoet dueling, making its a felony exe to ·ept, send or earr a ebaleag. oP . The State is prohibited from lelad. ra lug its aid to saD ears of *terprise mo* or endo~rsl the bends of usy rm. ha i N myla ag i made a d rlabmeh I A she i esseT ptss ser slo tepore tophe -s ia a he al - IwM al-m,l ; Legislatureo will be elected that will name a successor to (General Gordon IRIEP in the United States Senate. utthe A Hut ftr as Epeph . no bo th in lie was a country.looking chap, ti I and with an odd mixture of morrow sad atl I, and resignation on his lean countenau e, a Ces of and he dropped upon the startled t aight, advertising clerk with the myster. Mha t one whisp4r of leted. "Shel gone!" .se COnL. "Who's gone P asked the clerk. oul from "Marrier." lab " our "Who in thunder's Marrier " rol trus- "My wife; she's gone." hgi Id b "Gone where !" pr o!it "Up above.;cled last night; want con you to put in your next isasue." "rga "What ailed her ?frt iti uo "LocI-Jaw. She lay for thel the ubli. weeks and coulln't speak. Never 5ti that bud such a quiet time in the house thy as before. Just do the notice up fne, A as will yuon, and I'll see that everythinlg io and is fxed up all right." and Accordingly tbhe clerk scribbled one stmon away for a mnoment, and bhanded out J'O rk of what he had written for inspection, love tant and curtly remarked: is II old "l)ollar thirty.five." an bas The bereaved busband read it just over carefully, and finally gave a the ven- sigh of natisfaction. of t bel," "That's all right," said he, band.- a p zing lug over the required specie, "but I the fis t'pose you culd put a verse on the T ring end of it, couldn't your" shis siag "Well, yes," ruminated the clerk. oves ,,ov "1 guess so- what kind of a verse do wak Own yon want!' rete the "Suthin' tender-like and sorrow. and n of ful." and DE- "How would this do " asked the with clerk, scratching his head with the 8be i it. end of his penholder: hre t is A perfect female, folks did consider er, melt Sof Shes gone sad left a weeping widower. and ub- "That's kinder melanheboly," re. sigo ing fleeted the stranger, "but I reckon uU t is it's a leetle-just a leetle-too prthe Ito sonal. Just you try again. I on't the mind puttin' up hausom for sum. lich thin' that'll rake folks' heart ted strings." the The clerk gaged at the iling for Y to a moment, and then suggested: this ed The husband lost a wife, rma in The children me; hitbl lic 'bied on Friday night, pr ro From taeto.a. th-w ly ." Yes, buit, out the mourner," r wiping his nos on a blak.bordered ate Shandkerchbief, "but I don't own any o a young un I" led "What do you think of this, then?"a S s always was coaeted, w a S At lif she'd never carp. Tbls I ag 06 to be n oanagel, N9* And plpa WsPden harp. cr * "Don't believe that'll salt. Yoea ts 16 e Marler ooaldn't even play on a f Splanner, an' I know harp would e stamp her, sure. Poor woman she oaghL be had a tender heart, though, sad m id made the most elegant biseslt you man sr* ever saw." habit m "Hanied I I won't have to hbartge y YU extra,' growled the clser. "I slet of aint a Longfellow or Tennyson. e "I "I know," meekly replied the e di weeping widower. "Jost try ones bi s in more, won't you r 8o the clerk did try, and at last poe a- ground out the following: me On earth could not stay MIaer. beadl P. oshe died an wenst up his hi s "8orter irrevelant, ain't ft P sai. le onsly asked Marler's rllet. "I d reckon I wouldn't grudge a esoples r of dollars for a hang-up venrs.' y Thus stimulated, the machine ir poet became sddenly inspired d o e exultingly produoed: S Cr or Marinr, ather Joined the isma more-ha O U10 other 'b , wlld a The afflicted s uneasoily took a twoef chew of tobacco and whispered, "Besotithal I But here's one thi that splies it. Mader hadn' atny lva mor melody in her than as old t plow, and it's delHbsrt u' to ,spa m s Sofher sa vorelist. -su of them hr otier ý , (eraphe) yoau alluded thlak5 teould keep do* with her.. Ohiaw " , wiKp LthugLbhlly remarked s0t111 the disoneerted rbmaer, "it this ain't all O. K., you will have to . Vo. pl a epesial poet; I'm playad outb" i ld weIr a w vaim, A st d he , bstbed, Oe* to lmse arele. -t o SJ l efr td. .hest of • po J ,e ,m.. will TM Ub loo . Only It a weum preeowu to he tow ae set es lap, thereput< hibd sad attesteistherog eA died rot="u*lot bit stuw dii ar.h pr a k. only be slahed, iisiitod f s e row, and she will eo bI hr obldMrsaal d spring of ant paia and tailaId nsband's loveWa as a fortress. Skieabe ea4 we therenlo, adwj wwE I er sting. She may llsm, rae thy will dell tihedgl o o, A hone with love ing love I mean loveo and looks and dns ht led one spark of hith is l I . at Ops Opt-is to a bhsu on, love as pereno to al , . is lif, the otherb mis unloved woman my ha it Just as light, a hees et as " a thofthrb , butt he lte b of boeaut about he a ad. a penetrating brightge tI the frmer is an e anp he The deep heappimerm e hlhneb out ilnher taus. rk. over. She is airy oad do welomoalo d warm , een) Ab is fall o tdeviesaadi w. and sweet and her fabdol. She be with the romans o s .w be She herself is alre peem, herself to all , aiod melodies. RHmble r and duties have fr he a Inasin ; b 'U" dta d. th ="l4" Sthe mean. "Love is veave. ai -o S n evoen is love.' SI.!r - - ,ewTher Gl . this world bemam thai ema. opportuolries,-' faltbtal s litt. le sthap, tawe romoted to theo ehaB r aJ d oats situwat mm -a ) / t F .tt o Ht e WM t MdAb Te peble ofi gae ister it 1- . isl"to - de a - man to matkee his wr Wtsl babit a permso of n Iesr weald rswiwi as a tals wensa ho is .t tsks log saboe te m.a s .ts t, aftelmr Ade amm In a ome naos mo a - eAslsi blridSewmlssgpms. ' ter salar eleraeMttge p guOabsek adL s-ulaet twoti see ad o wlliP obIand bas torh ofi eass mim StheywfhUn ohe .M e sh " yeThe, with o n am, " swm.u ylvae it spll pmh Wi~,ll e111111119lhe WE OWe. If Oio- eeb ls M ss Wb emthu vieer Ies Is ' a lt r 1 . sa~th~Me tbh