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MOINI()E, LA., ])EC'EMBER 21, 1570.
The thernmometer stood at 24' at sun
rise Wednesday morning. The lpre
yious rainy weather wound up in a
Of the laborers hired by Capt. Liv
ingston to aid in cleaning out Bayou
Bartholomew, thirty deserted him on
Tuesday. The work (lone is said t( be
We are told by Mr. Robert Layton
that he is now arranging to put upon
the market a few squares of ground,
some time during the month of Jan
There are 7 negroes in the State Sen
ate and 42 in the House, all Radicals.
Our colored citizens are taking to office
We are informed, at last, that this
congressional district gave a Radical
majority of 2808, in a total vote of 15,
234, against 20,216 in 1868.
Win. Harris, colored, charged with
the murder of Ned Armstrong, upon a
Ireliminary trial before Judge Caldwell,
was committed to jail to await trial
before the District Court for the offence
charged. The evidence was mainly cir
culnstantial, but pretty strong.
The Methodist Fair will be held in
the Union Church. We saw at Enss
ininger's, yesterday, ' three beautiful
-tack cakes preparing for the Fair. One
comprises five varieties of cake, and the
whole is elegantly ornamentedl. Nu
smerous other attractioils will be found
at the Church.
We were only partially informed yes
terday in reference to what would
transpire this evening at the Fair. Two
flags, instead of one, will be presented ;
one to the Fire Company,and one also to
the Hook and Ladder Company. The
flags are both very pretty. The mem
hers of the two companies are requested
to appear at the presentation in their
Mr. D. B. Kirk, representing the
popular St. Louis house of E. B. Ebert
& Co., accompanied by Mr. Stringfel
low, of Quinlin Bros., St. Louis, paid
us a visit on Wednesday. Mr. Kirk,
who has frequently visited the Ouachi
ta country, is the pioneer of the St.
Louis trade with our section, and is
withal a courteous, elegant gentleman,
thoroughly versed in his business. We
trust his brief stay in Monroe may be
both pleasant and profitable.
MARBLE WORK.- The designs for
tombs, monuments, &c., which have
been exhibited to us by Mr. George
English, now in Monroe,are as neat and
well-conceived as any we have ever
seen, and he engages to give entire sat
isfaction in their execution. We com
mend him to-those in want of marble
work, and hope he may secure several
The May Flower passed down this
afternoon with a fine load. Capt. Carl
ton reported the river on a stand at
The Ouachita Belle left New Orleans
yesterday,Capt. G. P.Work in the office.
ii According tothe best information
the 45d Congress will stand 108 Demo
crats to 122 Riepublicans; a Democratic
gain of 57 members; reducing the Re
publican majority from 114 to 14, in the
So says the Bulletin; but who can
tell how many of these 1)emocarts will
hIe excluded to admit Radical contes
Sidney Smith, in his work on moral
philosophy, speaks in this wise of what
men lose for the want of a little brass,
as it is termed : " A great deal of tal
ent is lost to the world for the want of a
little courage. 'Every day sends to the
grave a number of obscure men who
have only remained in obscruity because
their timidity has prevented them from
making a first effort, and who, if they
could only have been induced to begin,
would have, in all probability, gone
great lengths in the career of fame. The
fact is that in order to do anything in
this world worth doing we must not
stand shivering on the bank, thinking
of the cold and danger, but jump in and
scramble through as well as we can. It
will not do to be perpetually calculating
risks and adjusting the chances."
The interest paid on the public debt
last year was over $129,000,000, nearly
all in gold. Now, the creditors of the
United States never loaned it over one
thousand millions in coin, and probably
not that. We are therefore paying
thirteen per cent upon the amount we
borrowed. Nay more, we exempt it
from the two per cent taxes paid by
other property, increasing the real in
terest to mare than fifteen per cent.
Every seven years we pay the debt in
interest, and this it is proposed to con
tinue, under the funding bill, for a long
number of years. Have not the bond
holders, under the present administra
tion, a lovely time of it?
Fine gold and silver Watches, and
French and American Clocks, tine
solid gold Jowelry, Pianos and Melo-.,,
dions, Musical Instruments of all descrip
tions, sheet music, &c., and solicitor for the
celebrated pianos of the St. Louis Manufac
turing Conmpany. dec20--d3m:wy
ST'VES ANI) TINWARE.
A general assortment of these articles kept
on hand,and sold at reasonable prices by the
undersigned. Wholesale orders for Tinwmare
tilled at New Orleans prices, freight added.
Repairs promptly attended to.
deco0-dtf ;rand street, 'Monroe, La.
RARE HOLIDAY GIFTS !
I have just received a lot of tine Albums,
Stercscopic Views of all parts of the World,
and Scopes to accompany(the same; all of
which were selected for the holidays, and
will bIe sold at moderate prices.
Having purchased the right for this par
ish, to take the Mezzotint photograph, I am,
prepared to execute all orders in that beau
tiful and very popular style of photography.
Call and examine specimens at myv Gallery
on Grand'street. E. W. MEALY.
TOMBS AND MONUMENTS.
Parties wishing to erect monuments, grave
stones, tombs, &c., to the memory of "loved
ones gone before," should consult Mr. Geo.
English, from the Marble Works of James
Reynolds, of New Orleans, who is now in
Monroe with a tine selection of designs, and
will remain several days. He will be found
at the office of Messrs. Oliver & Byrne.
ICO & CO.,
Keep always on hand a full stock of
LIQ UORs', BOOTS, HS'IOE,
HA T'S, DRY GOODnS, &e., &e,
for sale at moderate prices.
Highest prices paid for
COTTOr , HIDEs, &c.,
LIBERAL (YA~HI AI VAVNCEI
imade on consignments to our merchants in
New Orleans. dec 12--d3m
(Crbr G(reand ((l )DeSiard sta.,
Keeps constantly on hand a complete as
sortment of Dry doods, Clothing, Furnish
ing Goods, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Saps,
Notions, Cutlery, &c,
Sold at the lowest prices. d(ecl2-(d3mi
W . E. KNAPP,
S(Forlerly foreman of F. IH. Clark,
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER,
Having permanently located in this place,
is prepared to adjust all chronomneters, du
plex and lever muovements. All jewelry
work entrusted to his care will be done with
neatness anid dispatch. Give him a call at
Sumrghnor & Mullin's. l.c. 14, '70. dyun
m •in nI I e I i i- l iiiN n l
OND & (G'I'THRIE,
JR E( 'EI VINV AND F1OR? TT1 RDIN(;:
AMER CHA NTh.:
Have on hand a complete assortment of
BOlO ' A , I
,, 1l O E ,
H A TP,
PO WVD ER,
(I UN ('A PA,
FA RMING II IMPLEMfENT,
PLANTA TION NUPPIIES.
Their stock includes nearly everythingde
manded in the Trenton market, and will be
sold at the lowest market prices.
The highest market price paid for cotton
and country produce.
dec 12--d3m BOND & GUTHRIE.
r. C. STANDIFER. THOS. M'GUIRE.
STANDIFER & McGUIRE,
RECEIVEING, FOR IWARDING,
C(OM.MIJI, SIO N MERCHANTS,
DR Y (;OOD],
IVWESTERNV PROD U( ''E,
(G IN BANDS,
C ( I TI VrA TORP'S,
-AND ALL KINDS OF
Highest market price paid for
COTTON AND COUNTRY PRODUCE
STAMPER & KIDD,
Dealers in G(eneral Merchandise. Keep con
stantly on hand dry goods, groceries and
plantation supplies generally. All orders
intrusted to their care will be promptly at
tended to. Highest market prioe pid for
cotton and country produce. dec l2-dSm
HOTEL AN) ItRESTAURANT.
ROSENFIELD L& KEARNEY, Pro'rs.
This new establishment conveniently lo
cated between the two railroad tracks, and
near the Wharfboat, is now prepared to fur
nish meals at all hours, in the best style.
Recent additions enable the proprietors to
offer to guests, also, excellent Hotel accom
modations. The Saloon will be found sup
plied with choice wines and liquors, cigars,
MTIIPIIEY dt MILES,
REi(c rIV ING( ;, FORWAR ll)(NG
U )M1M ISItN MEI('IIANT,'.
Take this method of informing their
friends and the public, that they have on
hand a large
ii N.TE R .INN AN NP PRIG "''O C('K
and that, in consequence of the heavy de
cline in cotton, are now offering them at
greatly reduced prices, being determined to
get them off hand by the time the summer
We are now selling
GENT'S READY MADE CLOTHING
Boots and Shoes,
Hats, HIeary (tRi1neres,
Twceeds, Jeans, &c., &e.,
cheaper than they have been offered in this
market since the war.
We have also on hand the best
in use, with or without ex0aiion., Withi
everything complete, ranging in price from
Tcent.q flre to Fifty Dollars.
Our Grocery Department will be found as
complete as any outside of New Orleans,
consisting in part of
(bo'ee, Rice, Ibbacco,
lI7iis.keq, Brhvumdy, &(c(., d-"e.
We also keep a full line of Hardware,
Carpenters' Tools, Buggy Harness, Saddle
ThoYsewho favor us with their business or
otherwise will be paid the highest market
price for cotton. decl2--d3m
The undersigned, having closed out his
businessin Vernon, has purchased the form
er business stand of hMr. F. L. Craig in
Trenton, and having repaired and re-ar
ranged the same, has placed therein a
DRY GOODS, STAPLE GOODS,
BOOTS AND SHOES, CLOTHING.
FANCY GROCERIES, LIQUORS,
TOBA(CO, BACON, LARD, COFFEE,
SUGAR, PLANTATION SUPPLIES, &c.
His stock includes nearly everything de
manded in the Trenton market, and will be
sold at the lowest market prices.
The highest market price paid for Cotton
and Country Produce.
The former patrons of the undersigned,
and purchasers generally, are solicited to
call and examine his stock, with the assu
rance that they will be met with every dis
position, and the usual facilities, for trade.
J. HOWELL TATUM.
Trenton, Sept. 24, 1870. nl:ly
w. H. MAXEY, E. B. BLOCKER,
MAXEY & BLOCKER,
RECEIVING AND FORWARDING
and retail dealers in
Call the attention of the trading community
to their large stock of groceries, dry goods,
boots, shoes, hats, hardware, plows, cast
ings, cutlery, liquors and fancy groceries
which they are offering low for cash or cot
ton. Highest market price paid for cotton.
dec 12-d Sm MAXEY & RLOC'KER.
A ND FOR ,A.t L, lO l
70 barrels Apples;
.4 boxes ('Cheese;
lou pairs Trace-chainus;
i(00 Avery Plows;
A large lot of Guns.
Having purchased the plows direct front
the Factory, will be sold for the lowest
ras FLOURNO(Y & MILLSAPS,
decl2-da :lm , Trenton, La.