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MONROE, L4., FEBRUARY F?, 1871. .
Publimh@cd at 4 P. M.
0. W. MCRANINW . diltor.
Agricultural Maxims for Beginners.
Planters generally understand their
business. As there may be a few, how
ever, who do not, we oer them a little
It is a well-settled maxim that corn
grown in the West is better than that
grown here. It comes further and goes
further, grain for grain.
As a crop for twelve or thirteen
months, corn will not answer at all.
Planted in March, you can't work it
safely after June, and you ea bound to
get it out ofthe Seld in October, or No
vember at the ar est; otherwise it
will rot. As a manure for next year's
crop, peas or cotton is much better.
Corn is dibectjonble, because it does
not need any bagging or ties; you can't
send your wagons to market fifty or
sixty miles, if you raise corn, and bring
back pork, bacon, lard, &c.
Corn is a good provender for stock,
but not so good as cotton seed, and they
are just the thing to make soon pork of
In the Spring, when the weather is
not warm and the earth loose and dry
as in the Summer, corn must necessa
rily be worked. It will not wait, and
go through a ",June sweat" like cotton.
Horses and cows grow much fatter on
cotton blooms thait upon green corn,
and a roasted cotton boll is superior, as
an article of diet, to a roasting ear.
Little children will cry, before they are
out of their little be4s, for roasted cotton
bolls. Try it.
In the Summer, Fall and Winter you
will have very little to do, if you plant
corn. You will be conpelled, to keep
your hands employed, to improve your
fences, set out orchards, raise stock,
build outhouses and- lots, and do other
wholly unnecessary things, so as to kill
time until the next planting season
opens. Or, if you prefer it, you may
reduce your laboring force and curtail
your pay-roll. This, however, is never
desirable in a country where there are
no taxesto pay-likeours, ,"frinstance."
It is a result of growing cotn, that the
country always has a surplus of stock,
of poultry, of meat and some money to
lend at interest, or to invest in public
works. It is much better to buy pro
visions in the West, for cash, to operate
at home upon a credit, with one eye on
bankruptcy, and to appeal to foreign
capitalists to build your railroads, &c.
It is a grand thing to have a commis
sion merchant, and to support him lib
erally-and let your minister and his
old horse starve !
," What's the price ofcotton ?" How
could you ever ask that question, filling
your mouth with the words, if you
should make a fool of yourself by rais
ing a good crop ofcorn ? People would
laugh at you. And how could you ever
draw a draft, and have the thrilling
pleasure of having your draft ",pro
", My father's house," said a little boy
to another, ",is iner than your father's,
'cause it's got a cupola on it." "No it
aint finer," retorted the other, , 'cause
my father's house has gota mo*tgge on
it!" If you raise plenty of corn, you
will never get to the eminence of a mort
gage on your house, and you will die
without a big succession for thelawyers
and courts to fight over.
The Claiborne Advocate is felicitating
itcself upon the improved prospects of a
railroad from Fulton, via Homer, to
Alexandria. We know of no country
·o much in need of railroad facilities as
that through which this contemplated
road would run." Its friends have our
best wishes for its success. Hitt would
not a road from Arcadia to .1.lt an
swer the same purpose, aive the
advantage of being sure to be built in a
very short time ?
(Special to the Daily Telegraph.]
"Outrage" Committee at its Daily
Democrats of Next House Getting
The Indiana Legislative Fix.
Peace Terms Settled-What They
Are-Poor France !
Weekly Cotton Statement.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25.--Gen. Bank
head, recently in command at Fort
Wallace, succeeds Gen. Reynolds in the
command In Texas.
The Outrage Committee holds daily
The Committee of Conference, on the
repeal of the income tax, have agreed
The Committee to investigate the In
dian commission report neglect, incom
petency, irregularities, and, in some in
stances, departure from the express pro
visions of law. No evidence has been
received on part of Commissioner Par
Democrats of the next House caucus
Monday evening next.
The Senate passed the bill, by a strict
party vote, except'Trumbull, for main
taining the purity of elections.
The Committee of Conference on the
part of the House for the Texas Pacific
Railroad has not been announced.
The latest dispatches regarding peace
and the extensibn of te armistice are
The government purchases two mil
lions bonds each Wednesday; sells one
million gold on the first, third and
fifth Thursday, and two millions on the
second and fourth Thursday. Transac
tion for the month-Purchase of ten
millions of bonds, and sale of seven mil
NEW YORK, Feb. 25.-The Quaker
City was abandoned sixty miles east of
Cape Lookout on the 12th. She was
on her beams ends,and bilged in 16 feet
water. Her smoke stacks were carried
away, but the fire was put out by water.
Her officers and crew landed at Bermu
da. The Quaker City was a Haytien
war vessel sailing under the name of
INDIANAPOLIS, IND., Feb. 25.-It is
decided that the Legislature must meet
and adjourn from day to day until the
session legally expires.
NEW YORK, Feb. 25.-The cotton
movement for the week shows a falling
off in receipts, and an enormous inerease
Receipts at all ports for the week
130,661 bales; against 141,957 last week,
161,095 the previous week, and 154,482
three weeks since.
Receipts since September 2,982,780
bales; against 2,116,539 the previous
Exports from all ports for the week
125,248 bales; against 61,444 same week
of last year.
Exports for expired portion of cotton
year 1,696,183 bales; against 1,161,049
same time last year.
Stock at all ports 693,218 bales; against
568,284 last year.
Stocks at interior towns 118,828 bales;
agafnst 101,848 last year.
Stock in Liverpool 764,000 bales;
against 811,000 last year.
American cotton afloat for Great Bri
tain 294,000 bales; against 249,000 last
SJIndian cotton afloat for Europe 131,
682 bales; against 108,512 last yeer.
PARIs, Feb. 25.- Preliminaries of
peace were finally settled to-day. The
exact terms are unknown, but they are
believed to be severe.
Bismarck has been pitiless through
out the negotiations.
Rappel saya Thiers and the Commis
sioners of the Assembly will probably
go to Bordeaux Sunday to submit the
conditions agreed upon to the Assem
bly. It is said they will be immediate
ly adopted, and further prolongation of
the armistice unnecessary.
Thiers was at Versailles all day to-day.
PARIS, Feb. 26, via London 26.-The
conclusion of peace is now certain.
Thiers, Favre and the Consultation
Commission have accepted the follow
ing conditions :
1. The cession of Alsace and Metz;
but Belfort to be restored to France.
2. The payment of war indemnity of
five milliards francs. [Equivalent to
five billions; or $950,000,000.-ED.TEL.]
3. A portion of French territory, with
some fortified towns like Sedan, to re
main in possession of the Germans till
the conditions of the treaty are fulfilled.
4. The German army to enter Paris
Monday, and occupy Champs Elysses.
5. Peace to be proclaimed when the
French Assembly ratifies these condi
Thiers and the delegates returned to
LONoN, Feb. 25.-A special to the
Times, from Paris, says that the treaty
of peace 19 regarded as signed.
Le Blanc, Hugo, and Rochefort, mem
bers of the Radleal left of the Assembly,
will present a motion impeaching Na
PARIs, Feb. 25.--Thiers acepts the
principle of territorial cession, but is
trying to save Metz. Bismarck agrees
to leave that fortress to France, but
Rome recognizes the new French
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 25.--Departed
Ouachita Belle, Dora, Post Boy, Lizzie
Hopkins, for the Ouachita river.
Flour-supr. $6.50, double ex. 7.00,
Bacon-o10, 121 and 121.
Hams-sugar cured 161@17.
Lard - tierce 12J@18; keg 141.
Sugar-no prime or choice in market;
fully fair )@991.
Molasses-no prime or choice in mar-.
ket; good fermenting 30@371.
Whiskey-western rectified 90(p1.00.
Cotton-good demand; sales 9550 bales
-good ord. 121®121, low mid. 138)183,
middling 14(l14. Receipts 9590bales.
Exports 8098 bales. Stock in market
Sterling 21). Sight j disc. Gold 111.
NEW YORK, Feb. 21.-Cotton quiet;
middling Uplands 15), Orleans 156.
LIVERPOOL, Feb. 26, p. m.-Cotton
dull; Uplands 71d, Orleans 7id.
It is estimated that the cotton crop
will realize to the South this year about
$1,000,000 less than last year, and that
the shipment of Government and oth
er securities to Europe this year will
decrease from twenty-five to one hun
dred and fifty millions dollars from last
A citizen of Georgia writes that he
"has applied for a Postmastership," and
shall "press it with vigger."
LATEST INTELLIGENCE I
King William, " Deeply Moved," to
Germans Will Not March Through
The Armistice Prolonged.
High Commission let.
Cotton 154; Gold 1llt.
WASHINGToN, Feb. 26.-The High
Commission met to-day.
nate--An attempt to consider the
bill regarding land sold for the non
payment of taxes failed.
The Cincinnati & Southern Railroad
is dead for this session.
Postal appropriations were resumed.
Hoes--Engaged on appropriations.
BosToN, Feb. 27.-Rear Admiral
Gleason, and Fenians Sheehy and Mc
Kay, arrived on the Parthia.
Two British schooners have been
seized for a violation of the coasting
BORDEAUxt, Feb. 26.--An official dis
patch from Paris states that the pre
liminaries of peace have been signed.
Thiers will arrive here to-morrow.
BERLIN, Feb. 27.-Emperor to Augue
ta: "With a deeply moved heart, in
gratitude to God, I inform you that the
preliminaries of peace have been sued.
"The Bordeaux Assembly mustratify
A Versailles dispacth of the 26th says
Thiers proposes the purchase of Lux
emburg for Prussia in consideration of
the restoration of Metz to France.
The armistice is prolonged two days.
Wilhelm returns to Berlin Saturday.
Thiers offered another milliard tha
lers for Metz, but the offer was refused.
NEw YORK, Feb. 27.-World special
from London, 26th, says the English
government, at the last moment, inter
vened and persuaded the Germans not
to march through Paris. The troops
will pass through the open space on the
south side of the city.
PARIS, Feb. 27.-France cedes Alsace
and Metz, and pays the five milliard
francs within three years. Germany
will hold the fortresses until paid.
The armistice is prolonged a week.
LIVERPOOL, Feb. 27-Noon.-Cotton
dull; Uplands barely 7td; Orleans bare
ly 70d; sales 10,000 bales.
NEW YORK, Feb. 27.-Gold steady at
1111; cotton dull and heavy; middling
uplands 151; Orleans 151; sales 2000 bales
The New Levee Company.
The corporators of the new Levee
Company, acting under the provisions
of the levee bill, which recently passed
the Legislature, and which, by the sig
nature of the Governor, has become a
law, met yesterday for the purpose of
The following are the names of the
directors of the company: Jno. Ray, J.
F. Casey, Chas. T. Howard, G. F. Sher
man, H. C. Millaudon, M. A. South
worth, A. G. Brice, J. J. Anderson, F.
Barbot, A. D. Banks and H. C. Burgess.
An election for officers of the company
resulted in the choice of Jno. Ray as
President; A. G. Brice, Vice-President;
SA. D. Banks, temporary Secretary, and
SF. Barbot, temporary Treasurer.
t The articles of acceptance, embodying
the contract with the State, were pre
Ssented and adopted.
It was resolved that a commission
Sshould be appointed at an early day to
proceed to Washington for the purpose
of enlisting aid from the General Gov
SThe meeting then adJourned.-N. O.