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MOrffaO MAY 8, 1es.
gIn t .*ltI..ml3 AIoX AFFABm.
... "ýir. Coopet ExpiseaI.
Mat '1* io frar Pineq '-I mU
ase your paper that your correspon
has either been misinformed or
e tlas wi·ifally misrepresented
in the shooting affair which occur
at i place on the £1.t of Jan.
SItim reprseented au *President
ashool retaining Kyle, thedespe
iu it," "furnishing Riehardson
Nl with which to defand
4 e aod osnally "sending him
i did onoe of these things.
not a student of the school
Sof the misunderstanding
bety bOn and Wm. Richardson; he
I bdUd We from the school more
thes a week before, with the avowed
Iltetion ao gotag home.
I had been from home a day or two,
sad fomnd the de rt brewing when
I returned; adje theu l at January,
about 10 4 is>l;º- u,, I hand that
Kyle was utratelnng to attack Wan.
Riehardeon. I went at once to RBclh.
ardon's roam and found Kyle there.
I IWa4 him to leave the room, and
atem exhausting all reasonable means
of persuasion and expostulation, I
asked my brother, Prof. S. B. Cooper,
"aJNsethat they should not meet dur.
- ly absence, and mounted my
-$ i to go for an officer to arrest Kyle
and pat him under a peace bond; but
heL Kyle saw this he pledged his
that the matter should drop
until Richardson was out of school,
sad I so announccd it at the supper
table thlrhevalg. That was Saturday
evet~lngi din a few hours after the
dldmity was settled 1 closed the trade
with a ptook eompany which had been
forls sR.t bad for some days been
agodating for the school property
with a view' to organising a Normal
Colgag so, on that evening the school
property peaied Into other hands.
After preaching on Sabbath night,
W®. Richardson came to me to bor
row money to go home on, stating
t eill ad no confidence in Kyle's
fair promises, and he believed him to
be without principle and Iiable to
' attaek him at any time, and he did not
wbbio be forced to kill him. I dis
eouraged his going hoae, and told him
I thought Kyle's braggndooio manner
was not an indication of danger; but
be perelsted toin his determination to
leave, and, simply as a friend, I loaned
him the money to go. I did not then
know of his having a pistol. These
are the facts in the case; and after run
ning a school for twenty years, com
mencing Just after the war, when pies
tole were as common as pocketaklives,
I have never failed to put any student
on the rostrum, and for the third
obffse, to snd him home for keeping
a pistol when I could by any means in
my power find it out, and I appeal to
the experience and observation of more
than 2000 students who have been in
the school during my administration
to show a single case ot failure on my
part toexecute theschool law in this
matter; and Kyle, who was not a stu,
ent S~.tbe time, fired the first and
onlyshot ever fired at a student in
Oeoperr's nstitute) and that was on the
21st of January and my administran
ilon really closed on the 21 of January
and the property of the school was
formally and publicly transferred on
the 7th of January. The statement
that i had written a letter which was
in the hands of Richardson's brother
at SLreveport, in which I stated that I
had tirnlshed. Rlchardson, or any
other student, for that matter, with a
pistol as simply without the shadow
of fset. I beve.ueer made any sucb
statement nor any statement that
doald be so construed. I cannot believe
that you or any other man at the
head of a popular newspaper would
willfully and knowingiy do me so
great eo injustice as your article doss,
and I hope you will not tail to allow
this statement of facts a place In your
paper; and I hope other papers which
have copied your correspondent's mis
statements of my conduct in this rairl
will do me the justice to copy it. Mr.
Joo. Richardson has recovered. His
and his father's names below attest the
truth of the above statements.
J. L. CooP, former Principal.
The quite famous ease of J. M.
Seixas, syndle of the Insolvent firm of
A. Carriere & Stons, vs the Citizen's
Bank of Louisiana, was decided at
New Orleans Tuesday by the Supreme
Court in favor of the Bank, the judge
ment of the lower court which was in
favor of the syndic against the bank
for certain of the assets and for $88,663,
60 being reversed. An appeal has
been taken. Justice Told as the Organ
of the Court rendered the decision,
Cuief Justice Burmudez concurring in
the decree and Mr. Justice Poche filed
a 'concurring opinion but did not
accord with all the reasons adopted by
a majority of the court.
The Shreveport Journal is of the
opinion that; The newspapers of this
State have made many "great" men
out of poor material, and they seldom
ever fall to unmake them when their
true worth has been learned. A little
craft and cunning may keep them on
top of the water for a time, but even
tually they become ,"so great" they
sink out of sight of their own weight.
In Connecticut there is some excite
ment over a boy with two horns. There
is no reason why there should be any
excitement, for the reason that a boy
in Connecticut with two horns is not
more annoying than the boy in Louisi
ana with one drum.
Mr. Jay Gould declares that there is
nothing so good in this world as water,
and he drinks nothing else. To his
wonderful fondness for water may be
due the fact that he cannot resist ito
temptation of watering his raliroed
stock every chance that is offered.
A bill has been introduced in the
Kentucky Legislature to make base
ball playing a felony, and a short tinme
ago the audience attending a prize.
fight, together with the railroad oflf.
cials who provided a special train,were
N. P. COOK,
Office J. A.' Moore's Drug Store.
No. 2, DESIARD ST., MONROE, LA
Representing first hands, can guarantee
lowest prices. Flour Meal, Meat and
Grain a Specialty. Sole agent for Plank
ington & Armour lHams.
Monroe, Dec. 6, 1885. Gin
Clinton, Hinds County, Mliss.
The Thirty-Third Collegiate Year will
began Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1885.
AnVAaItA'-s-Prestlge of a long and
successful career ; full Corps of Accomplsh
ed Professors and Teachers; Curriculum,
varied and elevated; Cabinets, Libraries,
and other means of Illustration, Unsur
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its healthfulness; a pleasant Home for
B~oardcrs, where order, neatness and refine
mentare taught by precept and example;
For Catalogues, or other information,
address DR. WALTER HILLMAN.
RoIENaT KELrT.s, Pres. Doard Trustee a
Qoo, WarTFtaDI, Secretary.
And an elegant stock to select from, is an advantiage that
every one appreciates. Therefore, it you nuticipate buying
anything in the CLOTHING LINE, call at the
STAR CLOTHING HOUSE,
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CLOTHING, GENTS FURNIHING GOODS,
BOOTS, SHOES flHTS, C~ S" & ETC;
that is kept outside of New Jrleans. .
It is not necessary to (tuote priht¶ 4:' , nlor do we say
that we are selling at, or below cost, but, if you want anything
in our line call on us and we will sell you. at a legitimate
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Md O~TRJOQ, t .*&.
No. 26 De.iard Street, Monroe, La..
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the conveniences attached, at which the best of Liquors may be had. Meals at all hours,
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Single meals....: ...................... 50.
Board per week ............................... $5.00.
J. S. ItAUT, II, Proprietor.
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Fnrnished Rooms for Gentlemen.
GEO. C. ENSSMINGER,
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! EM SALOON,
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