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VOL. 1. MONROE, LA., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 1886. NO. 201
(. %. .eoCRAfIlE, Editor.
V. M. TELLES, Publisher and
Burned to Death.
SLHER.MAN, Tex., June 30.-Two
girls of William Milles, aged 12 and
10 resplectiveoly, were burned to death
Monday night seven miles southwest
of Sherruau. The duilding caught
tire irom carelonessness in throwing
akway a match after lighting a lamp.
'l'h rt':t tif the family had a narrow
(; ilt'. II
WAsHITxNrox, June 30.-Mr. Wm.
E. Smith, assistant secretary of the
treasury, has tendered his resignation a
to the President to take effect July 1. a
Th'l Presidont has approved the act
to legalize the incorporation of national
tradls unions ; the act granting a fran
king privilege to Julia D. Grant ; the
net to remove the political disabilities
of J. G. Flonrnoy, of Mississippi, and
ton miscellaneous bills, Including the
bill to pension the widow of Com
inodore A. A. Semmes. The president
also vetoed two private pension bills.
NIwv ORLEANs, June 30.-Bornard
tde Santos, 76 years old, and father in
law of (I. R. Finley, a Camp street
Irunggist, fell yesterday from the third
story gallery of Hotel Dieu to the ,
groundi, cixty feet, and died in half
The Townsend Estate.
Judge Houston has decided the
noted Kate Townsend will case
against Troisville Sykes, the murderer
in whose favor the will was drawn.
Ellen Tully, of San Francisco, an al
hIged sister, gives the estate to the
jState of Louisiana.
To Reliev'c Distress.
BATON ROUt(;I, June 30.-Uov. Mc
Enery issues a proclamation reciting
information received of great distress
resulting from severe storms and Inun
dations of the parishes of Rspitles,
(irant and Catahoula; that crops have
been nearly destroyed, soil in many
eases washed away, fences destroyed
and cattle and hogs drowned, all to
such an extent that it is impossible to
raise crops of any kind the present
year. The governor therefore asks all
charitably disposed people in the State
to senti contributions of provisions to
these distressed people.
IIe estimates the number of dis
tressed at 1,200 in Grant, 600o in Rapl
Ides anti cveral hundred in Catta.
J.u\'sos, Miss,, June 29.-Joseph
Holton, railroad agent and operator at
Brandon, was shot and mortally
wounded by T. ii. Johnson, occoom
panied by his soni Marsh Johnson.
O)n arrival of the train fromtn Meridian
Johnson stepped off and without a
word of warning opened fire on Bolton
who fell at the first fire. Johnson
continued firing until he had emptied
his pistol into B.lton's prostrate body.
The paities are well coIIncete(d. The
shooting resulted from family trouble.
1Reports received from local option
elections in Simpson and Copiah
counties show that both counties have
gone dry by a good many majority.
PrrITeSU., Pa., June 30.---June. &
Loughlin's nail factory was put in
operation yesterday, after being idle
since May 29, 1885, exactly thirteen
months. This is the first factory to
start under the arrangement of the
Amalgamated association last Friday.
It has sixty-five machines and will
employ about twenty nailersand sixty.
five feeders, besides heaters, rollers and
packers. Preparations to start are
being actively pushed at the other
BAToN ROUcE, June 30.-The bill
authorizing the governor to contract
with certain parties to furnish the
State with 1900 new and official maps
of the State, and to appropr;ate $10,000
for the same was favorably reported
upon by the appropriation committee
House bill No. 1i1, providing for
the protection of alluvial lands of the
State, and instructing the State board
of engineers to survey, stake out and
make estimates of the cost of certain
levees, was finally pa.sed yesterday
morning by the House.
The governor sent a message to the
House notifying it officially of the fail
ure to take down the roller c,~a' ýr at
the West End New Orlean·.
The House passed a concu.rent ri.
olution authorizing the Governor to ;e
move or demolish same and pronioun
ing the coaster a nuisance on State
property- It is maintained under
lease by the New Orleans Ci ty rail
The Senatlae linance owlumiltee re
ported unfavorably on Mir. Iluntor's
bill to rebuild the burnt sewinary
buildings ait Alexandria, etc.; favora
bly on Mr. Randolph'- bill for the re
lief of Patrick Aver.
House bill to regulatet etuployaent
of children, young persons and women
in certain capacities, passed finally.
Senator Jumel's game bill was inde
Mr. Smart's antilu amre bill fail( i to
Mr. Strickland's railroad tli!' was
Mr. Kennedy's levee bill finally
passed the House, as did those of Mr.
MlcWilliams and Mr. llarmanson.
Senate bill of Mr. Cordell creating
the Fifth Louisiana levee district was
finally passed to the third reading.
The bill appropriating $2S,0o0 to tihe
Southern university (colored) of New
Orleans, defeated Monday, wa. eeonrn
sidered and passed.
Mr. heard's land (tlle, biill pas-cd
Col, 1). ' B U)yd has tendered his re
signatiun as president of Iii Slate
Funeral of David I)nvi. -
BI.ooMIINorTON Ill., June ;O.--''he
obsequies of Davis occurred here yes
terday afternoon. Services weie ar
ranged by the family in accordl with
the quiet modest taste of the deceased.
Nevertheless so general was tihe
mourning and so universal the d(.Sire
to neoord the distingtishld dlhead ttre
last honors, that the funeral assumed
imposing proportions. The city was
thronged with people andl business wa
practically suspended during the fun
eral service hours. A special train at
noon brought Gov. Oglesby and staff,
and one hundred lawyers from Spring
tield. Decatur and Cinton. Yesterday
morning Judge (ireshaim telegraphed
from Indianapolis thbat he could not
come owing to the serious illness of
his wife, and Col. it. I. Latham, of
Lincoln, was substituted as a pall
bearer. The remains lay in state in
the west parlor of the )Davis marskn
till 2 p.m. and there was a constant
stream of visitors to take a last look at
the face of the dead. The features were
calm and peaceful and much less wan*
ted than had been generally expected.
The casket was of cedar and draped
with black cloth. There waee e!ght
heavy silver handles and a uassive
plate bearing the inscription, ,"David
Davis, born November 9, 181; Died
June 26, 1386." Rt. tlr.g on the casket
were a wreath and star from the family
and at the head a floral prilow with
the word "grandfather" t.aced across
it in purple immortelle-. '1 here were
many other beautiful offerings, in.
eluding a combination of feather
palms from Mrs. Justice Hunt and a
basket from the children of the State
Soldiers Orphans Home.
At 3 o'clock the servicsc. were held
at the house. The ofliciat:ig clergy
man 'was Rev. W. C. Pierce, a
relative of the family who cad the
Episcopal burial service. The proces
sion which followed the remains to the
grave was of an unusual length.
III'T'S t'O YOUNG MEN WII0 W.VLANT TO
Solect the girl.
Agree with her father in potlitics,
and with her mother is religion.
It you have a rival, keep an eye on
him; if he is a widower, keep two
eyes on him.
Dou't swear to the girl that you
have no had habits. It will be
enough for you to say that you never
heard yourself snore in your sleep.
Don't put much sweet stuff on paper
if you do, you will hear it read in
after years, when your wife has some
especial purpoose in inflicting
upon you the severest punishment
known to a married man.
Go home at a reasonable hour in
the evening. D)Jn't wait till the girl
has to throw her whole soul into a
yawn that she cannot cover with both
hands. A little thing like that may
cause a coolness at the very beginning
of the game,
If you sit down on some molasses
candy that little Willie has left on the
chair, while wearing your new sum.
mer trousers for the first time, smile
sweetly and remark that you don't
mind sitting on molasses-:andy at all,
and that ,,boys will be boys." 'teserve
your true feelings for future rteference.
If, on the occasion of your ii! t call
the girl upon whom you have pl:otcd
your young afflctions looks like an
iceburg and atc. IkL :a t!,ir.t cold
wave, t;ake your leave cearly anid ,day
away. WVulnani in her hours of freeze
is uncertain, coy and hard to please.
Jr 'old wealther filnish s. ring gooi,
n.ight in the houa:e,. I)ou,'t I'ret ehl it
all tlhc way to the fronit gate, if there
is a front ga:ttCe, atn( thtus iy tl, foun
ldalion for future '.lhmti. . ,,atrrh. toI
help you worry the girl to death after
she has married you.
Dbn't lie about your financial condie
tion. It is very annoying to a bride
who has pictured for herself a life of
luxury In her ancestral halls to learn
too late that you expect her to ask a
bald.headed parent, who has been uni'.
formly kind to her, to take you In
out of the cold.
Don't be too soft. 1)Dn't say: "These
little hands shall never do a stroke cf
work when they are mine," and
"You shall have nothing to do in our
home but to sit all day long and chirp
to the canaries," as if any sensible
woman could be happy fooling away
valuable time in that sort of style, and
a girl has a fine retentitive memory
for the soft things and silly promises
of courtship and occalonally, in after
years, when she is washing the dinner
dishes or patching the west end of
your trousers, she will remind you of
them, In a cold, saastic tone of voice.
"Just as Mutch Right to It as Yoy."
Major William Warner, member
Congress from Missouri had a little
bit of unique experience at the surren..
der of Vicksburg.
lie was then Adjutant of the Thirty
third Wisconsin, and on the Fourth of
July, while the details of the surrender
were being completed, his regiment
was "in place rest" on the works, but
a few rods from the rebel works,
which were similarly filled with the
It occu:red to Adjutant Warner
hat It would be a fine thing to cele
brate the day In an old-fashioned way
by reading the Declaration of Indc.
He had, and still has, a magnificent
round, full voice, and every word of
he grand old document rolled out
plainly and distinctly on the still July
air, and was attentively listening to
by both friends and foe.
At the conclusion the Union men
gave a ringing cheer, and the other
side responded with a shrill ',rebel
"What are you yelling for?" shout
ed our boys "that's none of your funer
al." We've just as much right to it as
you have," the Johuies yelled back.
IIIl NYIE ON BUI'TElt.
Bill Nye. tihe [great humorist, says
butter is the mature fruit of a full
blown cow. It is the greatest effort of
her life. The cow toils, not neithel
does she spin yet 1 say unto you that
Solomon in all his glory could not
beat iher on hand made, or rather milk
made butter. This subtle joke I have
repaired and newly upholstered for
use during the winter.-,,rcl/hur, (',/li,
Any person who has been reading
the voluhmilous replorts oU oleomarg
arine, now comning from Congress
through almost every newspaper
in the couuntry, will be apt to at once
fall to the conclusion that Bill Nye
has but a vague idea of what butter
is, to say the least. Bill is behind
the times. There was a day in his
youth when butter was exclusively
the frluit of the (-ow, and was harvest
e(t in a liquid state, but how difflrent
in this age of progrc'us, judging from
t'hioe recent reports. Nowadays it is
as much the fruit of the ox as of the
Low, and t.ey can't wait to harvest