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VOL. 1. MONROE, LA., MONDAY, JULY 5, 1886. NO. 205
DAILY TELEGRAPH. G.W. MIeCRANIE. Editor. ne we V. M. TELLES, Publisher and vi Business Manager. - - - ---- - ch The Weather and River, ini WASHINGTON, July 4-For Ala- m bamrns, Miseulelppi, Louisiana, Texas en and Arkansas-Generally fair weather ui stationary temperature, variable winds na The rivers will remain nearly station- be ary. ze Approved. tel The president has approved the di- pr plomatic and consular appropriation m' bill; the act authorizing the Denison In and Wachita Valley Railroad Com- th. pany to construct and operate a rail. CO way through the Indian Territory, pe and five private pension bills. He frc an also vetoed one private pension bill. Rioting. th ist VIENNA, July 4.-Advices from Belgrade, the capital of Servia, say me the Servlan peasantry generally are rioting. They refuse to pay the taxes levied since the unsuccessful war against Bulgaria, and illtIeat the tax collector. Their hostility to King o Milan's government is continually fermented by the opposing party. rol A&KIND WORD FOR THE CAPITALIST ml Since the day when Lazarus lay at fle the rich man's gate and the dogs licked an his sores, Dives has been taken as a type of the capitalist, who enjoys the ist good things of this world, and who, lar in the next, is to be devoted to eternal Le torment, while the poor man is expect- frig ed to lie In Abraham's bosom. Though gl' this comparison may be appropriate in some few Instances of the present day, as'a rule, It is equally unjust to apply it to either capital or labor. There is a dignity and honor in the labor of to-day which would scorn to b eat of the crumbs from anybody's her table, and there Is uprightness and HeI pride In the American workingman bus which no circumstances could induce If h him to prostrate at any man's gate. she It should be the equal object of cap- tail ital and labor to go hand in hand. pros Imposition and persecution on the wid one part and vituperation and Injury and on the other are alike reprehensible. afte Harsh words, though they break no taki bones, do not tend to reconciliation, of and It is to the harmonizing of all an- Mai tagonistic influences that the efforts of Cati every good citizen should be directed. his These -reflections are suggested by Chu the frequent recurrence in the news, mar papers of such expressions as "'bloated to sl bondholders," "thieving corporations," But and the like, and while, as has been was said before, in some cases these epi said thets may properly apply, as sweep- One Ing assertions they are neither just nor une: generous. And industrial organs who le 1 can not feed their subscribers on less the highly seasoned meats are harmfully in f1 exciting the fevered pulse of the labor flam interests of the country. back Without the capitalist and the cor.- His poration the wheels of industry would but I soon clog. Capital, the mainspring of stran movement, enables the hands of labor Sudd and enterprise to keep rythmic time plac with the advancing dclay. fcsldes, to ih Peter Cooper, Paul Tulane and a long list of public benefactors were or are capitalists. The bondholder is a State necessity. Taking hold of all great works for extending commerce, of measures of internal improvement too vast for private enterprise-to build railroads and canals or control a river, of great structures for oljects of art, charity or industry, the bondholder is instrumental in giving work to the mighty armies of labor. lie is also is entitled to notable distinction as the 'r upholder of the pillars of credit of a Is nation or a State. Nor should the i- bondholder be under-rated as a citi zen. He can not thrive on the disas ters of a country and it is among a prosperous people that he finds his n most congenial field for investment. Instead of seeking the ruin of others the capitalist can only be induced to come when industry, energy and pros perity invite. The bondholder, if from self-interest alone is a law-abid Ingcitizen, conservative in his views, and deeply concerned for the honor of the State, and in the economic admin. istration of the governments under which are placed his heavy invest ments. e What we have said douj not, of course, refer to the Dives, the railroad wrecker, stock waterer, or to any cor poration that strives to grind the souls out of its employes. Such exceptions gain a just and unenviable notoriety. But the vast accumulations of capital roll on in silence like the forces of a mighty river, bearing on its snrlace t fleets of rich argosies-creating wealth and distributing wealth. a Louisiana needs a few more capital. e sts and bondholders to develop her lands, her mines and her commerce. I Let laboring men join with their friend the Item in inviting them and giving them welcome.-I-V 0. City Item, SDIED OF FRIGIIr. An Over-Superstitious Man Who WJ ý Haunted by his First WVife's Spirit. NEW YORK, June, 20.-When on her deathbed three months ago, Eva Hebron, of Round Brook, warned her husband 'dwin, not to marry again if he valid his p: a:e cf mind. Before she passed away, Mrs. IIebron, ob tained her sorrowful husband's solemn promise that he would live and die a widower. The wife died contented and was duly buried. A short time afterward he became married again, taking unto himself a buxom widow of forty summers. lHer name was Mary Chandler and she was a Roman Catholic. IIe immediately renounced his faith in the Methodist Episcopal Church and embraced Catholicism, In many other ways he also endeavored to show his affection for his new wife. But the neighbors remarked that he a was restless and seemed unwell. IIe s said himself that he could not sleep. I One night he was awakened from an 1 uneasy slumber by an alarm of fire. V lie leaped out of bed, and going to n the window saw the Episcopal Church b in flames. Ile watched the darting I, flames for a moment, then staggered E back with an expression of horror. 1 His wife asked what was the matter h but he did not appear to hear her. A h strange fascination seemed to hold him , Suddenly he shrank back again a placed his hands before his eyes as if h to shut out It qwyfll vi ion and from. J g bled in every limb. ,o "See," he cried, "see, the sprit of e my dead wife comes back to haunt me it Oh, why do you reproach me! Oh, )f God!" he shrieked "deliver me from o the awful curse. See how she sneers d and mutters, 'As you loved me in life, r, as you cheerish my memory, as you , value your peace of mind, I charge is you never to marry again.' Don't e look at me so Eva. Do not scorn me. 0 Oh, God can the dead thus return to e the world to tantalize those who have a wronged them? Heavens, she brings e an army of ghastly creatures to end my life! Ten thousand devils! How they jeer and jibd(! Merciful God!" a The terrified man fell prostrate on s the floor with a pitiful moan and t fainted. From that night he verily 'S believed he was a doomed man. His 0 dreams, were hideous, his wakefbl moments frightful. There always hov if ered about him, it seemed to his Im agination, the haunting spirit of his ', buried wife. Darkness and daylight f were the same, the dismal shadow ever present. The man became a mo. r nomaniac. One morning his counter nance looked more ghastly than ever and he told his friends he had had a f horrible dream. He thought Eva's I skeleton lay by his side. The Idea frenzied him. He leaped s from the bed, but the spectre followed s At length it pinioned him to the wall with one bony finger. He thought he I felt his life blood ooze from his piprced a heart and drip to the floor. Then he e thought his departed wife licked up a his face and flowing blood with ghoul ish greed. "So," she screamed, "I sup the vi r tality of my false husband." This story convinced Hebron's friends that r he was insane and steps were about to I be taken to have him removed to the asylum, where one morning last week he was found dead in bed. No one disputed that he died from sheer fright. His uneighbore do not believe that he was insane, but they think I that he was over superstitious. He- i bron left a will, recently made, divid. c ing a few thousand dollars' worth of e property between his wife and his i sister. Mrs. Hebron has decided to I contest the will, on the ground that her late husband was insane when he t made it. t 0 False Prophets. ti The last century was prolific of false fa prophets. Jane Wardlaw the wife of a tailor at Iloltonle Moors, Lancashire, started the delusion that Christ's sec. a ond advent was at hand, and that He a would appear in the form of anwoman. Shortly afterward Ann Lee, wife of a blacksmith, living in Todd lane, Man- fa, chester, adopted the views of Jane at Wardlaw, but went far 4beyond them, of and became known as mother of the ref sect who now began to be called Sha. th kers, because they made a strange ui kind of dancing one element of their m worship. Ann Lee (whose husband's name was Stanley) had been a Quaker, but her new doctrine had no connect- wi ion with her previous convictions. sh She professed to see visions, and in HI 1780, she declared that the Lord Jesus tes had appeared to her one night and thb had become one with her, so that whatever she said or did was His ae saying or doing. 1Icr claim was to be he brideof the Limb, as seen by St. W John, but her pretension· met with da little acceptance in England, and she was inspired to seek a new home in America. To New York she went In 1794, accompanied by her seven rlscl pies and her husband, who soon separated from her, for now arose a new tenet-the necessity of celibacy. This doctrine not com mending itself to the citizens of New York, Ann 'Lee went out into the wilderness of Niskenna and founded the settlement of Water Vllet, which still exists, She made herself very obnoxious to the American Govern. ment, was arrested as a British spy, and thrown into prison. Persecution increased her notoriety, and she be. came known as the "female Christ." She died in 1783, but her followers protested that she was not dead, onlv withdrawn from sight." Joanna Southcott was born iw vonshire about 1750. She spe younger days as a domestic but in middle life took the u* g prophecies couched in coarse and Ua.. couth prose or verse. 8.he found follow ers in Exeter, but soon went up- to London, where she obtained a wider field for the exercise of her talents. She drew her Inspiration, like others of her kind, from the Apocalypse, and made a considerable Income by the sale of seats, which were warranted to insure the salvation of those who purchased them. In the year 1814, being then over 60 years of age, she gave out that she was the divinely appointed mother of the Shiloh, and that his birth on the ensuing 14th ef October would be the second coming of Christ. Her adherents then numbered about 100,000, and they provided a magnitl, cent cradle for the expected Infant. A crowd assembled at the predicted midnight, and only dispersed when they were informed that Mrs. South cott had fallen into a trance. On the 27th (lay of December following she died. Her followers refused to believe that she was dead, and would not allow her to be buried; but when de. composition began to set in they cons sented to a post-mortem examination which revealed dropsy as the cause of her death. Robert Matthews, in America, at the beginning of this century, took up the profession of prophet, and entered in an extra ordinary career of impos ure, fraud and crime. Hle was ar auged for murder, but only convicted or assaulting his daughter with a vhip. Of his latter days we have no ecount, nor are his blasphemous and efarious doings worth recording irther.- q(Jiver. A contributor to the Prairie Farmer icetiously attributes the recent storms ad cyclones to the prevailing style f ladies' hats worn this spring. They ach so far into the upper air that key disturb the equilibrium of things p there; hence meteorological corn lotion. A good Iochster, N. Y., pastor, a idower, proposed to a young lady, a sort time since, but was rejected. is feelings had the second severe st when a widow neighbor sent him e following text to preach frornm: You ask and receive not, because you ka miss.."-Rochestcer t'.ri·s, A heavy wind storm ,assed over 'aco last Tuesday, doing about $:~3000 imago to buildings in the !own.