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OFFCE--CORNElt OF
RF'CONT> & ,TACKSON S'1S.
ALEsXAND)I1A. LA."
Saturd'y, N ov. 4, 1871
Parish Executive Committee
JcNo. A. WILLIAMS, 1OiN LT. WALKER
E. B. BIOSSAT, J. C. WISE.
JULIUS LEVIN,
DEMOCRATIC TICKET
FOR PRESIDENT:
SAMUEL J. TILDEN,
OF NEW YORK.
JO TICE-PRESIDENT:
THOMAS A, HENDRICKS
OF INDIANA.
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS
AT LARGE:
JOHN McENERY
ROBERT C. WICKLIFFE.
First District......T. LOUIS ST. MRTIN
iccond District..... FEILIX P'. PO('I E
T'hird District. ALCIBIADIE DI:BLANC
Fourth Dl)itrict.......... V. A. SEAY
Fifth District ............ R. U. COBll
Sixth District ............K. A. CIROSS
OUR STATE TICKET,
FOR GOVERNOR:
FRANCIS T. NICHOLLS
FOR LIEUT.-GOVERNOR:
LOUIS A. WILTZ
FOR SECRETARY OF STATE:
W. A. STRONG.
FOR AUDITOR:
ALLEN JUMEL.
Fon ATTY. GENL:
HORATIO N. O G D EN.
FOR SUPT. OF PUBLIC EDUCATION:
R. M. LUSHER.
FOR CONGRESS--4TI DIST:
J. B. ELAM.
OUR HOME TICKET.
FOn DISTRICT JUDGE,
W. F. BLACKMAN.
FOR DiST. ATrORNEY,
EDWIN G. HUNTER.
FOR SENATOR,
LEWIS TEXADA.
Fon REPRESENTATIVES,
JAMES JEFFRIES,
K. M. CLARK.
GEO. W. STAFFORD.
FOR PARISH JUDGE,
W. W. WHITTINGTON, JR.
FOR SHERIFF,
D. C. PAUL.
FOR CLRKa,
J. G. P. IIOOE.
FOR RECORDER,
MIRES ROSENTHAL.
FOR COIONER,
ISAAC ROBERTS.
Fon PolIcE JURORS,
B. C. DUKE,
G. W. BOLI'ON,
J. A. CALHIOUN,
C. L. ROBINSON,
S. A. DOWTY.
NOTICE,
I ANNOUNCE MYSIELF AS AN TN
DEPENDI)ENT CANDIDATE FOR
CLERK OF TIlE DISTRICT COURT,
AT TIlE ENSUING ELECTION TO
BE HELD TIHE COMING NOVEM
BER. J. 11. RANSDELL.
--THE greatest annoyance a n d
trouble, just now, to our home Radi
cals is the patent and to them la
Inentable fact, that some Democrat
does not so far forget himself as to
give them a good, genteel and sound
-- kicking. Just now we can spare
our kicks, but reserve all such for
some other occasion after the elec
tion. We are having it rubbed in,
we all must admit, but for the good
of our cause we must grin and stand
it. We never yet had a noisy or
fighting election in Rapides, and do
not intend this time to be driven out
of these good resolves. We are for
voting our whole strength, voting it
peaceably, but firmly, and gaining
the fight with ballots. All other
kind of fighting we respectfully post
pone till some cloudy day after the
voting is all over.
OUR LAST WORD,
With this issue we close our edito
rial labors of the canmpaign of 1876.
Before we again address ourselves to
our readers the American people will
have dccidled for themselves the most
izportant question that has .cver
hben submitted to their decision. If
Ti len i elected1 we shall have wolds
of comfort and gool cheer and the
coui:try will eiter uljn t care er ofi
peace, plenty an.l prosperity. If it
should he the great llisfortunn: of the
country to have selected IHuyes as the
Chief Miagistrate of the nation for
the next four years, our words will
be barreni of comfort and hopeless of
any improvement of our impoverished
and cheerless condition.
When, one hundred years ago, the
people of the thirteen colonies were
debating whether or not they should
set up themselves as a separate and
sovereign people, with a peculiar
form of government and a name
among the nations of the world, they
were agitating a question of grave
import, and there hung upon their
decision a long, tedious, bloody and
exhaustive war, resulting in the es
tablishment of the "best government
the world ever saw." The American
people are to determine by their bal
lots on Tuesday next, whether that
form of government shall continue
and whether its rulers shall be pledg
ed to.secure the perpetuity of the old
and revered principles which distin
guished its career for eighty-four
years. There may result from an ef
tort to defeat their will fairly ex
pressed, another revolution mightier
in its details, more fearful in its des
truction of life and equally as impor
taut in its issue as the other one one
hundred years ago.
We in Louisiana have our right to
live in the land of our fathers and be
buried by their sides under the green
turf of her soil; our property, our
freedom of thought and the security
of our lives at stake. One end of the
balance has in it all that we hold
dear, all that we reverence as sacred,
a home for ourselves and families
and an honored name for our poster
i'y. The question to be decided is
shall that end go up or down. Our
cause is a sacred and just one and we
are battling with a corrupt and un
scrupulous foe. We have a right to
expect that every white man, at
least, shall work for that cause with
all his might and main and that all
the thinking colored men shall vote
for it on the day of election.
The most unfit man on our ticket
is immeasurably superior to the best
upon the mongrel, ignorant and cor
rupt radical ticket, and it should be
borne in mind that every vote lost to
any man on our ticket is avote gain
edl for somte one on the radical ticket.
Whoever scratches a name off our
ticket, whether or not hlie substitutes
the name of his opponent, in fact
votes for the election of the radical
and biy just so much does hlie help the
radical cause. We say then to all
those who have their own interests
and the interest of the country at
heart, vote our straight ticket from
top to bottom! Vote it like a man
open and above board! Vote it
against a friend and for an enemy!
Remember that ours is the ticket of
the people, that it is supported by
the same people who have all along
been fighting just this same old rad
rcal crew of hiarpies and thieves and
that it is opposed by the same John
)eLacys, Kelsos, and the other plun
lerers who have grown fat on the
spoils of otffice and insolent with all
their venality. They are greedy for
another lease of power and they can
only get it by indifference and apa
thy on our part. If we show a solid
front at the polls and do our duty as
becomes the importance of the issue,
the victory will be ours. Men of
Rapides, the matter is in your hands!
The sun of Tuesday next ,n ill set up
on our success or failure. It is for
you to say which it shall be?
We say these last words with the
acquittal of our conscience of any
neglect of, or of failure to do our
wvhole duty for the cause which has
our heart and hopes and to the peo
ple for whom it has been our privi
lege to fight and among whom it is I
our pride to live. We have fought
thleir battle with all the ardor that
love for them could inspire and with
out counting the cost. Such goodas
was in our opinion we have done
them. We ask therefor no other re
ward than the approval of our con
science and their confirmed confi
dence. We sincerely l)pry that we
may together rejoice over a grand
and glorious victory.
IREPfBLICti REFORMI.
The Republicaus have printed their
tickets with a vote a(!alast every o)ne
of the live Consti.tilio:al Amend
meilts. We have seen one of the
tickets and read it with ,our own eyes.
Here is It p[racl icll d.etonstratinl of
the siincerity of their profes fions of
reform'. The effect of stveral of the
tln('t ci1t ae is to re( tllte tlhe annual
x',enile,; of the State bi many lhun
reds of tthou nls C f dollars, an'.
the R m:ul l:-, tree to their inustieti-,
Srel'cfe to assist in rl'!ieviung the peo
!le of any portion of their titlrthetis.
If a'y considerabic nIilumber of Din
Icrt'ls vote with the l:hli,:ils on
these amenleninent . they wiil be do
I'ea!ed. There is a diifference of opin
ion :lanong our fr'ien is on t he third
and filth Am,,ndnments, and it is not
therefore improbable that the third
will be lost. But there is re:ally less
interest manifersted in the fate of noy
of the Amendments than in the elec
tion of a Constable.
TuE L.tsr I:.:,cul:.--The can.
vass in the Barbecue line, which
really has been a bountiful one in
that respect, was brought to a close,
a good Democratic close, on yester
day. It took place at Waters' Mill,
in the Pineville Ward, and was well
attended by the right-minded and
even-headed Pinewoods people, whe
have not had a new Precinct made
for their convenience. Our popular
and esteemed candidate for the Leg
islature, Iion. James Jeffries, was on
hand, and treated his hearers to one
of his best talks, giving the finishing
touch, as he went along, to the chi
canery, deceit and inconsistency of
what is left of the Radical party of
Rapides. In a word he closed his
labors in behalf of our cause and the
tenets it teaches, in just such a way
as he handles all such jobs when
about to come to a close and expire
by defunct limitation. J. G. White,
one of the "Old Guard," accompanied
Captain Jeffries, and gave the sove
reigns a talk too, and we are assured
he made the fur fly from the word
go, and chaunted in words of sober
ness and commqn sense the fu
neral dirge of our greatest home
enemy.
MIr--l~·--·*--
-TUE youngster of the dead organ
over the Post Office clings to "our
candidate" Col. R. A. Hunter like
grim death to a dead duck, and
swears by him to the last dip of his
pen, and throws in a roorback that
he will receive a great many Demo
cratic votes. But he forgets to tell
the dear negroes that lie expects to
vote for him because he is "the nora.
inee" of the party, and that in Ver
non Parish, a few days ago, that this
same "our candidate" stated to the
whites in Vernon that the Demncrats
in 1872 had forced him to swallow a
d-n old negro on his ticket. Ver
non is a Parish overflowing with
white men and Democrats, and there
are no negroes and Radicals there to
gull. But here the young man to the
last, as his champion, props him liup
as all right on the negro goose. But
as we close our last say, we are wast
ing time in trifling with our readers
on so inconsistent a politician and
epidemical oflce-seeker and turn him
and "his party" over to the tender
mercies of a voting people who will,
so sure as Tuesdlay's sun rises, con
sign him to oblivion and the stench
of the dead house of Radicalism!
-Tnls is the morning that the
Rnadicals are to have their last stock
on hand of lies and slanders retailed
and bellowed out to the faithful as
sembled in Alexandria. They are
making a big and desperate effort to
have their own crowd here, and pass
around the last word to them. They
inmagine to make a ten-strike of it
and a compromise too; but that will
be vain anud gas blown away to no
hturpose.
The Returning Roard, salaried
richly with tile office of Surveyor of
the Port of New Orleans too, took a
flying trip to Colfax, "bloody Col
fax," to greet the spouters in ad
vance and to have a caucus talk with
them and fix the run of the talk and
the wave of that dtirty old garment.
West, Antoine and the "youthful
rodtigy," Kennedy, will be on hand,
and rice and sugar will again be in
theirs. But it is of no use,it is time
wasted, it is chin music wafted to no
benefit on the desert air. The hand
writing is on every fence and post in
Alexandria and they are doomed, and
they might as well prepare for a
permanent location up Salt River.
-THE yOung man is out with his
last effusion bright and early this
morning, and it has the odor, the
had odor of charnel house; he is in
the last kicks of puerile lies, slanders
and closes his brief and brainless
editorial career among us, with the
death-sweats of mortification and
putrid fear hanging to his skirts and
will have only time left him to write
the obituary of his dying party.
Farewell, young man, you must re
sign the stool pigeonship of the Re
turning Board, and hereafter strive
to be a good boy, and "vote accord
ing to your conscience."
__1._--_-- - i---
We warn our friends who intend
voting th!1 Democratic-Conservative
ticket to keep a sharp look-out for
fraudulent tickets. There is one
p rinteod and circulated headed "Dem
ocratic-Conservative Ticket," w ithI
our =National and State nominees,
:rod finished off with the names of
the regular Republican names of the
Parish ticket. So our friends cannot
he too cautious; let them reatktheir
ticket from top to bottom, and be
sure they are not made victims of
this last fraud of our cunning
enemy.
Can a Vote be Challenged
at the Polls?
Yes! Any man offering to
vote next Tuesday can, by
express law, be challenged for any
cause except his residence. Sec. 39,
of the Election law, approved Novem
ber 20, 1872, says:
N;o voter whose t.ame is registered
according to law shall be challenged at
the polls on any question of residence.
Sec. 43 reads:
"Immrnediately upon the close of the
polls on the day of election, the Comn
mlissioners of the election at each poll
shall proceed to count the votes * * *
and a list shall be rnmat' of the persons
voted for * * * the nuIlber ofhallots
contained in each box AND THE NUMBER
REJECTED.
If the Commissioners have no pow
er to reject a ballot, why are they
required to make a list of those
rejected?
Sections 14, 20 and 21 read as fol
lows, and are positive on the sub
ject:
SEc. 14. Be it further enacted, etc.,
I l'hat in case the righiht of any person to
vote is ch:lalellned, th1e comisizioner of
electionll shall lhave power to adlminister
oatns n ! afl!irm[atious to persons o(ter
in~ to V'ote at any elvetion conidu'ted
by till, anll(i to x[;lltlilne such personll
itde: oatlbh touching their right to vote
at s.l91: rce(ti'in, a2l in all cas, s the
ko[ii sOiners of 'Ileti',l shall :appoint
on! of their unllb)er to keep a record ofI
the voters iduring the election, anii:
ant;her t') receive the votes a; nd, Vhen
eVter 1 Vole is is irelveil, thli comunission
er of election keeping the rel orid shaill
call the 1uinh oif the voter alotol, an}l
I ha l man:rk the h1:tter V opposite said
[!:1!lo oil tile recolr .
tEc. 20. Ite it furtlher eý:ncted, etc.,
I'That thle commiissioiers shall hav!:e the
riht to require that any pe'rsoii nt
telpltinj:i to vote slhaill lbe put on hIiis
o:0th tald iiade to decl[Cre wvhether Ihe
h1is vlted at a"lotlher poll or votinor
place; and in ease such person shall
inIke a false oath, he shall be sun jected
to thile penalties provilhed by law for
perjilury; and it is hereby made thle duty
of any commilissioner iof election, upon0
the rrqlest of :any voter, to admini.ter
the o:th llereill Ii lthiretld, and Iniy coln
illisSiocller of electioni, rleflSilg or nleg
lectin ii to adlnlinister the oath wlien so
reqllired, shi1ll be deenied guilty of a
ilnisleml eacor, anlid oil conIviction thereof
shall be Iuni-heid biy a line ot not less
th:ian o hIltndred dolhtrs, 11and1 by im
priponilent for a term of not less than
three Illonllths.
S:c. 21. IHe it fnrther enacted, etc.,
T'hat any personl offering to vote nimay be
required by thile commissiollners to make
oath anld dcclIre tii;tt 1ie is the person
to whoml was issued the registr[tionI
certilleate, 01or any otler paper ullpon
which he offers to vote, and that ie has
not voted at anlly other p1oll or voting
place; and in case lht shall mnake a false
oithl, lie shall be liable to tile pahiis
and penalties of perjury prescribed
by law.
-' Fon Approval" are the two sig
nificant words printed on every Dem
ocratic-Conservative Ticket, issued
from our office, to le voted next
''Tuesday. Of course we mean "For
Approval" of all five of the Amend
ments to be submitted to the voters
of our Parish. We are for Reform,
have preached it and are going to
vote the way we preached. The Rad
icals swear--they are for Reform,
preach Reform, but are going to vote
against Reform! "Against Approv
al" are the two printed words on
their tickets, and thus they violate
all tlheir preaching and go back on
Reform. What do our colored voters
tlhink of this deceitful trick, this go
ing back on good words and promises
given? Watch them with all your
might, colored men, for they mean
again mischief, and to the last will
blind you with deceit, fraud and
falsehoods.
-THE MAN WIIO SCRATCHES
OUl T'ICKET, DOES BUT HALF HIS
DUT'Y AND IIELPS THE RADICAL
CAUSE.
-M-nca depends upon the vigi
lance of our Commissioners. We
were allowed but one at each box and
d(lid not in every case get the one
chosen. The interests of the people
and the Parish are confided to their
hands, with the assistance of the
United States Supervisors. Let them
stand by and never lose sight of the
boxes until every vote is polled,
counted and the proper returns
made.
A CERTAIN TEST.
We have not yet seen the Radical
ticket, but we presume that it will
not differ materially from that which
has for some time been published it
the Radical organ here. Should out
surmises be correct it will contair
the names of the "adopted orphans,'
"Independents," "''Endorsed," "Tak
en up," or wiatever-you-may-call-'e u
candidates, who have since the Radi
cal convention beCen publishel on the
ticket of that convention. If theii
names are on that ticket it is to
our interest to defeat them, an(
ecery one of tlu an, if for no othet
reason than tha.at the Radical party.
it.eir political aliies and sponsors.
will claim their election as a Radical
victory. And, indeed, their claim
will be a just one, since they olone
are responsible for their candidacy.
and they alone will give them sup
port. What will be a Radical victo
ry must of necessity be a Democrat
ic-Conservative defeat, and it will be
splitting too fine a hair to make the
distinction between tweedle-dum and
tweedle-dee that those gentlemen de
sire to be made on their behalf. We
propose a sure and certain test. II
these gentlemen have had their own
tickets printed at their own expense,
as "Independents" all over the world
do, and have at their head the Tilden
Electors and the names of Nicholls,
Wiltz and the other State officers,
even then we say vote against them,
because the Radicals will claim their
election as a Radical victory; but if
their names appear out and out on
the Radical ticket, in such company
as that of Packard, Antoine, Geo.
Kelso, John DeLacy and Baptiste
Drew, we say that no man who votes
the balance of our ticket will be jus
tified in scratching that ticket and
substituting their names. It cannot
be expected that we should take any
explanation of their being in such
company. An old Latin writer con
densed a great deal of wisdom and
experience in the maxim: "Pares
comparibus congreganter,," "Birds of
a feather flock together." Any ex
cursions into the Radical ticket will
be demoralizing and disastrous to
our own, and we advise our friends
to "let it severely alone." Let the
Radical party take care of its or
phans. We will have no part or
parcel in their success, and no one
vote o f ours should contribute
thereto.
-IT I 'TrIE DUTY OF THE C03I
Mi.MSI(NERtS OF ELEC(I'UcON TO
(CA\EFUILLY MAIRK EVERY CER
TIF'IC.AT'iE "VOTE) N )VEl1112,I
71'I 1.,76" A.ND TO CIIECK THIE
NAME ON TIHE POLL BOOK. TH'IS
WILL EFFE:UUALLY PREVENT
i"RAUDS.
u-~*- ~~-*c-~-c
UI S. Supervisors antd Election Com
missioners.
The following persons have been aDp
pointed United Sltates Supervisors of
Election, in the interest of the Demo
cra tic-Con servat ive Party for this 'Par
ish; and Election Commissioners at the
following Precincts. The first named
aire the United States Supervisors, the
three others are the Commissioners:
ALEXANDRIA WARD.
POLL No. 1. PoI.I, No. 2
E. Il. Biossat, Robert P. Hunter,
II. T. Bglll'.ress, II. J. Wright,
R. J. Bowman, N. L. McGinnis,
Mloses Rosenthal, RI. W. Bringhurst.
RAPIDES.
R. TL. Lnckett, W. E. Taylor,
C. R. lHaworth, John Iunis.
COTILE WARD.
t-xios C'uacu. RnD SToaE,
Tl'hos. Sorelle, II. P. Luckett,
E. M. Ball, unfus Robinson,
S. Grissom, C. M. Calvit,
S. G. Crowder, C. E. Blauchard.
CALCASIEU WARD.
IIINESTON. CIIEwRKWINCIIIE
J. J. Barnidge, J. F. HIathaway,
J. J. Swarn, Jacob Gunter,
D. B. HIogan, W. A. Hatch,
S. D. Williams, Oby Johnson.
CHENEYVILLE.
J. P. Snelliugs, J. A. Crawford,
II. F. I.ongo, Branch ''Tauner.
SPRING HILL WARD.
CALIIOUN'S. LECOMTE
1). H1. Willis, Jr., T.C. Wheadoln,
Johnl Phillips, Abram Martin,
J. M. Wells, Jr., lounfort Wells,
D. A. Godwin, W. L. Wale.
LAMOURIE WARD.
DENxIS SnITn's. OAKLAND
II. M. Rogers, G. Baillio, Jr.,
A. J. Ilaluna, II. M. Scott,
J. L. Connella, E. V. Weems,
Oran Dorsett, Jr., J. A. Robinson.
PINEVILLE WARD.
PINEVILLE. BURNAMAN'S
lien Turner, John A. Newell,
Andlrew I)avid, C. L. Burnaman,
W. B. Harper, James Behan,
W. L. Morgan, T. C. Barren.
BORLAND'S.
J. E. Borlandl, Frank L. Peart,
Larry McCormick, W. S. Nally.
-VoTE our whole ticket! Vote
for every man on it because he is
pledged to honesty and reform-be
cause he represents the people-be
cause he is opposed to radicalism,
and because he 1~ better than any
radical that ever lived.
-Ir any voter has both his origi
nal and duplicate papers, his old
number will not be found on the poll
book, and he can't use the old paper.
No one is entitled to vote unless his
iname is on the poll book!
-TUE eyes of his neighbors are
upon every man, and every man will
be expected to do his duty, his whole
duty on Tuesday next. Let there be
no recreants to that duty, no man
who is indifferent to our success.
TO TIIE LAST.
The Radical leaders, manipulators
and office-holders to the very latest
moment are determined to keep up
their old tricks in trade, and to the
last endeavor to deceive and mystify
the election returns, that they may
be in proper cheating fix for the Re
turning Board. At every election
they have invariably affixed the
names of their choice, at the tail end
of every one of their tickets, for
Magistrates and Constables, and vo
ted for them all in a bunch all over
the Parish. They know this is
wrong, and know too that the Parish
is divided into Justices' Wards, and
that these Wards are entitled to a
certain number of Magistrates, and
Constables and that for these offi
cers each voter must vote for themf
in his Ward.
At this late moment as we write
this for our to-day's Extra, we have
before us their ticket for Tuesday,
and find that they have rattlar it up
on what we write worse than ever
and that they are going to strive to
make again confusion worse than
confounded. They surely can't mean
well with such a printed ticket hand
ed to their faithful to vote for fIag
istrates and Constables. We append
below an exact copy of that ticket by
which it will be seen that they num
ber the Wards all around, and actu
ally put two Wards by number in
Alexandria, when they know well
that this Town and a little portion
of the country around is one Ward,
not numbered but known as the
Alexandria Ward and entitled by
law to two Magistrates and to two
Constables. Then even with their
foolish trick, it will be seen that they
print on their ticket for Magistrate
in the first Ward so-called, a resident
of Alexandria, and for Constable a
resident of Pineville. They have a
resident of Pineville for Magistrate
in the so called Third Ward, with a
resident of Cheneyville for Constable.
In a word it is a trick, a scurvy trick
all around and should be watched at
the polls and voters be made to vote
for proper Magistrates and Consta
bles in their Wards, and not allow
names to be palmed off on us on a
full garbled ticket, intended only to
deceive and cause trouble and incon
venience:
For Justices of the Peace.
First Ward ........... John P. Crngan.
Second \Ward............ L. Fox.
'hird Ward-----........John L. Walker.
Fourth Ward ...........Jordan GiibAon.
Fifth Ward ................J. E. Adam.
Sixth Ward-...-----.... ..Cesar M'organi.
Seventh Ward-...........\W. L. Wale.
For Constabltes.
First Ward ..-.... enry Swartzenhack.
econud W\'arnia.........Joihn W,.odard.
Third Ward ........... N iR. Roberts.
Fourth Ward .... ;olomou n Washingto.n.
Fifth Ward.......... Jack Middleton.
Sixth Ward ........................
Seveuth Ward ......................
-TrlE CHECK ON FRAUTDULENT
VOTING IS ''TO SCRUTINIZE TrLE
rEGISTRY PAPERS TO SEE IF
T.:IIEY IHAVE BEEN USED ON NO
VEMBEI 7'rnI, 1876, BOTH BACK
AND FRONT, AND TO CHECK THE
NAME ON THE POLL BOOK AND
WATCH TIlE NUMBER.
-- O UR candidate for District
Judge, W. F, Blackman, returned
hiome from a week's long, ardent and
oarnest canvass in the Western por.
tion of our Parish and in Vernon.
With him this winds up his working
luties outside of Town, and we cheer
fully state that he has ldoune his good
share of the hard work of tile cam
paign with a faithful and full ardor
worthy of the cause of whom he is a*
worthy exponent and an honored
nominee. He speaks cheeringly of
ur prospects, and at this late mo
ment we see no cause to take back
. single expression of ours, that we
are yet sanguine of complete suc
cess. We feel now more than ever,
bIreathe it in the very air, anN before
Tuesday's setting sun our home ban
uer will be graced with victory!
No, THANK You.--Some persons
have industriously circulated the ru
raor that Mr. Jaines Andrews, the
son of our old friend and life-long
Democrat, Jas. R. Andrews, will run
for the office bf District Attorney.
We are authorized to say that it is
ndt so. Mr. Andrews has been im
portuned to become a candidate for
that offilep, but his answer has been,
and now is, that his aspirations were
not countenanced by the Convention
to which his name was submitted,
and he is determined to' abide by its
decision against him.
U. S. CoaMMISSIONERS FOR RAPIDEB.
-Judge Billings, of the U. S. Dis
trict Court, New Orleans, has ap
pointed L. V. Marye, John Osborn
and John P. Murphy U. S. Commis
sioners for this Parish. John P.
Murphy is and has been a resident
of Dallas, Texas, for over two years.
But Judges Marye and Osborn are
both able and qualified to perform
these duties for our Parish.
-WuEN the best interests of the
country are at stake, when radical
thieves and ignorant negroes are run
ning for office, and when starvation
stares them in the face, the people
will be slow to forgive, and long to
forget those who imperil their suc
cess and trifle with their cause.
How Do You Like H
ThERE s a use disguising tb
fact, readers, though it borders
vanity, that we can't keep "
CnArIAN" in his coop any lon
but must bring him out and let hiq
practico "his crow," his good, clear'
clarion D)emocratic crow a few day" :
in advance. fie must have some
practice and in in good plight to stir,
up £U Radical creation from dome to
foundation stone. And he will do it
our word fot it, in grand and gloriousl:
old Democratic style; he feels bhi
grits and they are coming to him asw
sweetly as is the good olden days et
our glorious past. His crow will bei
for our emancipation, for our new'`
political birthright, and for TILDEN
and HENDRICKS4 the next Presi
dent and Vice-President of these
United States; an extra crow, loud,,
honest and earnest for NICHOLLS,
WILTZ and the balance of our State
ticket. Nor will he be unmindful to
lap his triumphant wings with a ti
ger-crow for our home ticket! Look
at him, all you anti-Radicals, and say
how you like him, and then can you
disappoint hint in his anticipating'
big crowing spree?
-FROM SIX O'CLOCK UNTIL,
SIX O'CLOCK ON TUESDAY, WE
WIN A VICTORY OR SUFFER A
DISASTROUS DEFEAT. WHICH I
SHALL IT BE "
-TnouGH the Radicals here made.
no nomination for District Attorney
at the regular time of holding their
Convention, still they have printed
t.he name of a gentleman on their
ticket and have handed it around to
their voting friends. The name prin
ted on that ticket is that of "H. L.
Daigre," and without being able to
see Judge Daigre to let him know
the misuse of his name by these des
perate leaders, we feel convinced and
In not hesitate for a single instant,
that it is done without his'knowl
ege or consent.. Judge Daigre is a
gentleman, our present esteemed Pa.
rish Judge, was before the late Demor
)cratic Conservative Convention as a
.andidate for District Judge, and
would be the last man in the Parishl'
to act in the manner these trickersy
:lesire to use his name. Therefore'
we take the responsibility to dba
pouiice the use of his name as printi
ed on the Radical ticket as a gross,
Fraud, a violation of all decent rules
Jbsorved towards gentlemen and a
lirty, contemptible trick, in perfect
keeping with the tactics of the leadi
srs of that party in Rapides. We
maust watch them now more than ev
?r, for no party on earth ever had4
- LET TUESDAY'S SUNRISE
FIND EVERY MAN AT HIS POST
AND SUN-DOWN FIND EVEBY.
IAN STILL WORKING.
-ANOTHER deceit, another fraud,;
mother backdown against refoi'm c
as leaked against our Radical poli.
icians and tricksters. This matters
mnd concerns the five Amendmnea'ts:
o be voted on next Tuesday. It
vill be remembered that the Radical.s
mave from the jump favored them,:
Lnd even went so far as to recommend'
heir adoption in their late' Stat..
=onvention. Well, reader, wouldyou:
)elieve it, that on their tickets they
iave printed these words: "Against
Approval." Hereis deceit, cheatinog,
'iiling under false colors to the very'
ast, and in direct violation of sacred
ledges made and preached from ev
ry stump. Let our colored friends
bserve well this cheat, and ponder
f they can trust a party that fools
hem beforehand.
-DEMOCRATS and Conservatives!.
rou that are fighting, and fighting::
nd fighting fairly and squarely thati
mame old enemy of Rapides, of plan
lered Louisiana, and who will march"
o the Polls on Tuesday with the full
utention of doing the right thing, -i
emember that the Parish of Vernon'
• ill back you up almost with a solid
vote and a round majority of at least
150! As you vote remember Demo-'
3ratic Vernon is helpingyou out!
-THE United States Supervisors
of our party should watch olosely"'
the voting, the counting of the vote,"'
see that the ~otal number of voteas
agree with the list of voters and thatf
the proper tally sheets and state
ments are kept, and then they ehould'.
accompany their boxes to A '
to see t~at the proper returns ar
made to the Registrar and a oorrect
compilation made by him.
-BARRETT'S last number was 8,*;
436. All after that are duplicates
or new certificates issued by Woo i
ruff. 193 of the new ones have been
issued to colored youths marked on
the books 23, 22 and 21 years of age. Y
WATCH THEM!

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