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.OV1$ Iui&, ARtVAW AND POET
SCOTT AILWAY. Letter l!am Poa. John N. nice. asaxass, March 16. 1866. Mr. W. ,Monroe, La. Spear ' Just a mosaent to . " ;t hempe itae yesterday; eagq .way of east route via Memphis. Oar party is delighted. ae New O papers of the 12th., and A ,. iopr Talk of last week. Ceol.e s be that he had authoriy to de id that bleiteel lea was favorable and that he would ad d the y ,; b 1890 cars would la s .rth Fopert Softt to Alex. ddttl. J esowhe means it. Of course, au tui o Iitj, n that your people do your pa. ever a people had matrly to go to work, and pomnething to werk foe, it is those of Monroe. With this road Monroe ill .be the east elly la the State o9J , few Odessa. Without it ftu ghe poor.e rieh people o SYours Tfuly. Jonal H. RICE. The above letter from Gen. Rice explains itself.' tahi gegoteman, to gother with others of the Syndicate who are to build the road, have been over the gesater part of the proposed vtest. ,) q h"sevan for themselves and ae eea.Iio -of , the, nacesity to ar people f, hie route; they have the mesas to build the road and the small tax whieh Is requested to be vqted as a east l merely as a guarantee of good alfUhn the part of the people towards the road. N. 0. Picaysue.) The leeant striealeng the line of the Qeuld Sgstem of taebs, and particular. ly Is Texas and Pacifoe balroad, ought to bring to the pubtle mind a history of the Bnasnelal tansgement of theqaeompeales, and rte proceses by. which themworklsgmen were brought down to starvation wages. The em Pl,eeon t. Texas Pacic, It is true, areS e weldag ar a bankrupt con. eara which It may be contended Is not able to pay higher wages. On the other hand, it would be well for these workigmen, and the people generally, to inquire how this bankruptcy was brought asebO, for'that is the keynote to national legislation which lib labor jog men should insist upon. It may be stated primarily that Mr. Gok'Ps east off raIlroad was never wruaked by the margin it paid to Its employees. On the contrary, its vital lty was sapped by the "flnanplerlog" of Its ofeficials. Gould and his fellow wreckers have plundered the company, fleeced the stockholders, and, as far as they could, starved the employees, and when they had equeesed all there was out of the oagd, threw it Into the Lands of the For all these wrongs Mr. (Gopld and hisk fellow.malpulators were not pun tlked, and never will be, nor do we heU tbhe pres generally denouncing their proeaes. The oed is stocked from $2,164,60io0, sadIbed lou #c,181,O00, , on 1487 les of traek, as everage of $52,730 per iloe. We all know how the N. O. Paedoe w buIt. A construction com uste pet ip the semblance of a road All~tli$ aL sortyage bonds. The *st ratl Neail amoagat the syndi gi s sapsaula nothlne but pure patrons of the read. If the road had been capitalized at Its true cost not oely wolid'the 'employees have been paid many millions of dollars which wlet rhto the pockets of i h New York WllitOlmS"n bi t mthere v ould have Mib 'S ama frg the sc, ,.ces of a receiver. The business of t he road bonestly conducted, had it been hon estly capitalized would have paid a handsome lantereet on the investment aid good wages to every man in its servitc Those who talk of invoking the aid of the United States troops to coerce, the men that have been forced tu work for starvation wages by reason of thel tricks Of the Wall street manipulators, should remember that the power of the United States should have been Invoked long ago to prevent that Iniquitous system of plundering rail way, companies which has been so largely instrumental in bringing about the present depression, and which has Iofit up colossal fortunes in New York while the masses of the employees are remued 4eo lepeless poverty. Adfis iefMontgomm ery, Ala., Says that the Confederate Monument Committee Is in receipt of a letter from the Honorable Jefferson Davis, accep ting an Invitation to deliver a lecture there for the benefit of the monument fund. His lecture will be given in a large warehouse which has a seating capacity of 5000 persons. His lecture will be given about the last of April. Mr. Davis has also consented to lay the corner stone of the new monument. All the Alabama State troops-some thirty companies will attend and inyi atilons will be sent to military com nies of all the states north and south. 11 men who bore a prominent part in the elivil and military service of the Coafederate States are invited to meet `fr. Davis, as arealso many prominent men North and ex-Union Generals. The following from the Vicksburg Herald of yesterday will no doubt be a surprise to many of our readers, though the intelligence is gratifying and it is only to be hoped that it is true: Senator Eustis, of Louisiana, and President Cleveland, it is said have bedome fast friends, despite old diff r enews. Mr. Eustis says th t th1e put: lished interview of hIii,, in which he is made to severely criticise the Pre:+i dent, is a fabrication from ,I'gin.!:,. to end. The will of the late "' ..:s S: 5, - relt, of New Orlear:-, proba'e, Saturday last. He bn . ik eutir,. property to his daught,;: . Alice M. Kirby, of Chicago, ar.,l i~*lcn M: Serrell. The property . \.valtcd at $2,000,000. The earnings of the Cincinuati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway Company (Queen ahd (rescent) for the first week in March were $53,808, being an increase of 0018 over the same period in 1885. The Mikado of Japan has signified his intention of contributing $500 to the Grant Monument fund, in New York, as a token of 'his respect for Gen. Qrant, and has ordered the amount to be forwarded to the Presi dent of the committee. On Feb. 2, previous to leaving -ong Kong for Yokohama, four of the crew of the United States war ship Trenton were sent ashore, sufiering from small pox. The City Hall of Fall River, Mass., was gutted by. fire Saturday night. The city records were destroyed. Eoss 85,000. r , r 1, CLOTHING HOUSE, CHiEAP GOODS -- M~AKE - Cheerful Buyers! • And an elegant stock to select from, is an advantage that every one appreciates. Therefore, it you anticipate buying anything in the CLOT'IING( LINE, call at the STAR CLOTHING HOUSE, and you will find the Largest and Best selected stock of CLOTHING,. GENTS FURNIHING GOODS, BOOTS, SHOES, HI TS, CAPS & ETC; that is kept outside of New Orleans. It is not necessary to quote prices, here, here, nor do we say that we are selling at, or below cost, but, if you want anything in our line call d,i1 us and we will sell you at a legitimate profit. Respectfully, I. BAER & BRO., o6r~NIRq, LTA. MONROE RESTAURANT, 0o. 26 DeSiard Street, Monroe, La. This new ReOtaurant has jiust been opened. Evervthing new and Fresh. The tab!e will be supplie I with the best, that the market aflords. A well appointed liar, is one of the convenicences attached, at which thile best of Liquors unay be had. Meals at all hours, at the folllowing prie( : Single meal ..................... .......... 0c. Board per week....................... .. $5.00. J. S. IIATIJGilC , P roprietor.., AMERICA AHEAD ONCEZ MORE! ALL THE NEW ORLEANS WE III'SO 0%l EXPOSITION 1884-5. ^ M I. T 1 .1 ASSO11TriAME 'Ni' L,()41, SAIE -BY S. nYElt, Grand Street, Monroe, La "3ANK OF MONROE. L. 1). ALLEN. Jt., - - President. G. A. A. NINE, - - - Cashier. CrandL Sst., IdVoonrLoc, IToutliana, Europeoa exchange for male; also drafts on St. Louis, New York, New Orlealns and Vicksburg. Mlutilated iiouney and ftreii;n coin boight at highest rates. Interest allow ed o0 tinie deposits. ('ollec(tiolo promlptly alttendeld to ill Monroe. Trenton ]lastrop' Farmerville, Vienna, (Cohl ibia, Ouachita City, etc. O FFICE SALOONI, GRAN) ST'REEI''T, MON )E', LA. [Established 1;7.] Tho i'roprietor tu,,tres his IImav I'ri, i: nid custolmeors that ho will cotstaantly k,p on hand the linest atutd I rand- Io Wines, Liquors and (:ignars, 11 lof which will be served with prompt sa and pIlitcness. A. J. KELLER, Propriotor. iMonroe, Februarv 3, 12* S. W. HILL, IVIL ENGINEER AND DRAUGHTS MAN. Monroe, La. CENTRAL HOUSE, ('ornor Jacl.son and Cr:anunnt Street.4, M.)NIYt()E, LA. Clntral Location; convenient to railroad del:ot, teamboat landing and the business portion, of the city. Superior accommoda tions and excellent table. lWSpecial induceoments to Railroad men. MRS. KATE MORRIS, Propriottes:s. A. BE3NOI'T, Carpenter and Builder, MONROE, LA.