The Louisiana in the Civil War Message Board

Civil War Marksville Newspaper Applauded

MOBILE REGISTER AND ADVERTISER, March 12, 1863, p. 1, c. 5

An Illustrated Paper in Louisiana.—We have received a number of the Pelican, a paper published in English and French at Marksville, La., by A. La Fargue. The inside is occupied by an admirable view of an edifice of some kind or other, situated inside a high wall—it may be a jail—in front of which is an open carriage, containing a party of officers and a lady, and attended by two cavaliers. In the foreground is a ship at anchor. The picture is evidently by one of the masters----of the school of paperhangers. The pattern is quite an improvement on the calico designs of the Franklin papers. Avoyelles is decidedly ahead of Attakapas.