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H LAFAYETTE ADVERTISER
OFFICAL JOURNAL OF LANAYETTHT PARISH.
Published Every saturday.
W S. DAZLZT,
Editor and Proprietor.
Dntered at the Poet-Offiee at Lafayette, La.
as Second Class Matter.
DEXOCRATIC PDTMARY ELECTION,
May 10th, 18DO.
For Nominee as Judge of 25th Judicial
District of Louisiana,
ORTHER C. MOUTON.
Of Lafayette Parish.
In consequence of winter diet and lack
onf open aiirexercise, the whole physical
mechanism becomes impaired. Ayer's
Sarseparilla is the proper remedy, in the
spring of the year, to strengthen the ap
petite, invigorate the system, and expel
all impurities from the blood.
FOR HARMONY.
0, C. Mouton, Esq., last week vis
hited Vermi1pa piarish in the interest
of his capdidacy before the primaries.
Mr. Mouton is conducting his canvass
in the right way, making known his
views quimly yet positively, fully
maintaining the dignity due the occa
siony and calmly relying upon his
Democratic constituents for a just
measure of his fitness and abilityc A
special to the Picayune from Lafay
ette, April 19th, says:
"An enthusiastic mass meeting was
held to-day at Royville, attended by a
large number of representative Dem
ocrats of the 4th and 5th Wards. The
meeting was called to order by Hon.
0. Cade,.and -G. W. Scranton was
called to presi Ron.O. C. Mouton,
candidate for nomination at the Dem
ocratic primaries for judge, addressed
the meeting in French, and after stat
ing the neceesity of, party organization
said, among other things, that the
question presented in this campaign was
simply the organization of the party.
A cardinal principle of the Democra
cywasme. ual and exact justice to all
ma.. The speaker was not a regula
tor, nor had lhe ever been. Many
A 11unch Deiiorats were anti-regula
tor,,and if such issue was entertained
disruption would be inevitable; thit
rather than be the jd of any set of
individuals asagainstanother,he would
mot be jadgeat all. Politicajly he
was rat, and if elected all
tranegreinors of, the law, whether reg
^ar-nti-regulator., would be
1 e fall penalty consonant with
jtea. The views enunciated by the I
apedirwill undoubtedly tend to bar
monmse the elemsuits alluded to, and =
mash credit'should 'be accorded him I
for his manly stand ia the premises."
-DB.A $cIRL ENGLISH PILS t
AMe ds, 4.eectie and pare. Fer alck I
hepithl dbhrdeb teI sWltw leso of appe- 4
: h. pemplixlon sa& bilIouagees they
g~e.,sa tilbes equaleed either il America a
*~i*a Faile at the No. Pharmacy.
ii in earnest in its efforts
the people from the burden
Inutous trusts: A dispatch
W,. Aprl. 19th, says: e
'A aShommit of the Hbuse Coin
niW* is the Judichiryl au lastructed
i , Utilerabn, of Texas, a
I~b1to thefhll eomdmit
best thetfg tie Senate bill
. s . ' ;wla recommend- '
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"THE SHIRT OF NESSUS."
Last Saturday we received the follow
ing through the mail:
NEW ()ILEANS, LA., April 17th, 1890.
To tle Editor of Advertiser:
At the approaching session of the Leg
- islature of this State, I shall submit a
proposition for the privilege of maintain
ing a lottery in Louisiana. For this priv
ilege I will offer to pay the State, quar
terly in advance, the sum of $500.000 per
annum, or $12,500,00(' for the franchiue
for twenty-five years. This annual li
cense of half a iaillion dollars, I would
propose to have devoted,-one-third to
the public school sgstem of the State;
one-third to existing charitable institu
j tions and such others as may be created;
and the remaining third to the construc
tion, maintainance and repairs of levees.
I trntt that you will give this proposition
calm consideration, and let the people of
the State know your views on the subject.
It is a question which members of the
- press should consider, I think, without
< prejudice of any kind, looking only to
1 the best interests of the State.
Yours truly, JOHN A. Monlrs.
e We have given the matter earnest con
- sideration. As a "business" proposition
it is superbly ridiculous. It is asking the
State of Louisiana to act as Mr. Morris'
cat, and rake the chestnuts out of the
fire for his benefit for the sake of the
hulls. It is asking the people of Louiri
ana to allow themselves to be used like
Strasburg geese-strapped on their backs
to boards and stiffed with forcing food
until the abnormal growth of their livers
has shrunken their bodies, and they are
only fit for Pitst defoi gras for the epicu
rean palate of the monopolist. If Lou
isiana accepts this proposition she had
better change the seal of the State-shat
ter the scales of Justice and erect a wheel
of fortune; knock the old Pellican off the
nest, and substitute BurgomasteiMo rris
stuffing a lot of young geese.
The "best interests of the State" would
suggest that she run the lottery herself,
and keep all the profits. What sense is
there in giving to Mr. Morris protection,
the prestige and strength of her name,
even sacrificing for his sake her honor
and standing in the sisterhood of States,
that he may without risk or other capital
invested clear $10,000,000 a year and give
her $500,000? It is foolish to argue that
Louisiana could not stoop so low as to run
a lottery in her own interests. The aider,
abettor and. receiver of stolen goods is
just as guilty and ten times more con
temptible than the arch thief himself.
Louisiana nearly touches the bottom of
degradation, and it is now time for her to
take an upward tendency.
Nor cant be argued that the State ]
can just as well take this proposed "Ii- 1
cense" of $500,000 a year from the lot
tery co'mpany as to take money for li
censes from liquor dealers. A license to 1
a liquor dealer does not create a monopo
ly, the trade is open for all. Nor is sell
ing liquor gambling; it is a commercial
pursuit,- which is restricted by certain
laws. The Legislature has created a mo
nopoly in the Louisiana Lottery company
which it has been impossible to shake. I
The Louisiana Lottery does not stand c
on a footing with any trade or pursuit in
the State. It is sui generic, and it is im
possible to make a parallel or draw a com
parison. It must stand on its own bottom: t
The day and generation has been when
such a proposition would have been re- v
ceived like a blow in the face or an insult I
to a wofnan. It may that Mr. Morris and
the State of Louisiana have become so
familiar over the Lottery scheme that it o
has bred contempt on his part, and he now e
shows he estimates the State and its peo
pie to be worth about twelve and a half
million doflars.
As a lery catching bait in his proposi- f
tion Mr. Morris wants one-third of the
.yeaziy bribe to be 'mnually devoted to
the publtle schools. Public schools sup
ported by. a gambling institution! The I1
dftin anationsi greatnesu, growth
perity built upon a wheet of for
Col you. in the future face your
ren and say, "You weraseueated
Sagambling institution, at the cost of
the disgrace and dlskoaor of your native
Rtatat"
The Lottery men say that there is no
such thingas honor or integrity in gov
erment nowadays; everything must be
werked on the rule of expediency. We
leave this assertion to be proved or dis
proved by the action of our liegislature
next month in the premises.
'The influence of the Lottery upen the
morals and politics of the State is blight
ing and altogether destructive; it is grad
ual sapping the foundationmof ou mma
ter!al prosperity. The average citizen
laued nd ftscinated by hope of sudden
weatli loses theincentive to honestsabor,
and becomes more or less a drone. The
politician, dazzled by the glitter of a sum
of gold he could never hope to accuma
late by legitimate means, yields to temp
tation and becomes worthless to his con
rtttu. And we 'ae aahed to perpeti
ate tl ndition.of afais; tenty-fve
years longer4
Wit, theancient Greeks the dbmi-god
Hercules was the sype of ail that wen
ttafrbraae, noble;,indettigable i en
jdp.ee iteonquestble. I Io one was
itkhigher este by the gods or more
veterated by . an. ! was the bea6 idea(l
o(i1i0that wuas gland, pr6geesuive and
preqaerom. BisW wide'a name was Del
aa adshe was inalined to-e jealo
11mietaur, Neusug; was aluinby Her
:- Inaeting his wife, Defsi
wadig1eess kiwy ~ I
}pa p~n yakes .n b
tu 3t pee14 anga !tewhr
undying devotion. The blood of Ziessus
was impregnated with the venom gf the
Hydra and was deadly. Soon Hercules
desired a splendid robe to wear upon an
occasion of state, and J)eianira sent him
the shirt of Nessus. This he donned, and
soon the poison began to work, infusing
itself throtugh his tfesh ant blood and
consuming his very mariow. In vain the
strong man writhed and strug led to tear
it off, it clung to himninseparable. Driven
to frenzy and despair he ascended a maored
mount, formed a funeral. pyre of oaik trees
torn up by the roots, threw himself upon
it and committed suicide.
For more than twenty years the State
of Louisiana has worn this siiitt of Nessus
(the Louisiana Lottery Company), and
witness her throes and convulsions. But,
thank God, unlike Hercules, she now has
an opportunity to throw it off forever.
And yet it is again tendered, glittering
with gold embroidery and velvet sophis
try. Touch it not, it is deadly poison.
Once more clasped about our State it can
never again be shaken off, and will. prey
upon our vitals until we are driven to
acts of frenzy and despair. Already it
has set "father against son and brother
against brother." Who can foresee what
troubles would ensue if we are clothed
with this loathsome garment for the next
twenty-five years?
TIMuALL, S')t'TT D+.!orA. GRA aiC:
While the columns of the Graphic are
open to any and all unobjectionable ad
vertisements, yet it is quite impossible for
us to speak knowingly of the merits of
thc various articles of merchandise adver
tised. Particularly is this true of patent
medicines. But there are exceptioas oc
casionally and a note-worthy exception
is the celebrated Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. This now universally known
medicine, has been advertised in the
Graphic for four or five years, but not
until recently had we any personal knowl
edge of its wonderful efficacy, which has
come about through the prevailing influ
enza and the stubborn cough that has so
often attended it. In the writer's family
this medicine has on several occasions
this winter, cured a cough that baffled
any and all other remenies; and the num
ber of families in Kimball and vicinity
in which this remedy has been used with
like effect attests to its value as a specific
for coughs and colds of every nature.
For sale at the Moss Pharmacy.
s RIP-VAN-WIXKLE'S HOME.
BItOU;SSAuDVILLE,LA., Apl. 21, 1890.
Mir. Editor: Last Sunday, after hear
f ing mass in Royville's pretty little church,
in company with three very good friends
we wended our way to Jefferson's Island.
whither we ha'I been invited by the kind
people of Lake Simonet to attend a basket
picnic. At quarter past twelve o'clock
we came in view of the beautiful island
home of the great actor Joe Jefferson,
which is situated on Lake Peignoir (bettter
known as Simonet), a short distance from
the Salt Mines. Mr. Jefferson -esides
there two months in the year (so wý were
told), but he has not yet come this year.
To attempt a description- watldl be a
failure, for it would take another pen
than mine to depict the loveliness of this
spot. Upon entering the grounds one is
at once impressed with its rural splendor.
Hedges of viburnum encircle the place;
orange trees are to be seen everywhere;
and on top of the hill is the residence, a
three-story building surrounded by vide
galleries, where the gallant beaux and
pretty belles whirled the time in dancing
to the sweet music discoursed by able
musicians. A beautiful lawn advrns the
front of the house, also a small parterre
where the choicest roses are to be seen.
After dinner the doors of this elegant
mansion were thrown open to the visitors
by the courteous guardian of the place,
Mr. Jos. Landry, and a more curious lot
of sight-seers you, Mr. Editor, never
encountered; from cellar to attic was
visited; beautiful furniture, rare paint
ings, were to be seen in every room. The
enthused crowd took possession of the
parlor, where several young ladies per
formed on the grand old piano and sang
several popular songs.
It is evident that Mr. Jefferson is a
grand-father, -for children's playthings
small chairs, baby carriages, in fact all
that can make a small heart happy, was
to be found. After admiring the beauti
ful lake which is at the foot of the hill
we took our departure for home, very
much pleased with our visit to the home
of "Ripe-Van-Winkle." * *
THE FIRST BYMPTOMS OF DEATH.
Tired feeling, doll headaehe, pains In varin
ous parts of the body, sinking at the pit of the
stomach, loss efappetite, feverishness, pIm
ples or sores, are all positive evidence of poi
soned blood, No matter how it became poi.
soned It watbe purified to avoid death. Dr.
Acker's English Blood Elixir has never failed
to remove scrofulous or eyphillitic poisons.
Sol4 under positive guarantee. For sale at
the one Pharmacy.
Th-supreme Court of the United
States, in-the case of the California
Deputy United States MarshalNeagle,
who shot and killed ex-Judge Terry
while protecting Associate Justice
Field from Terry'sassault, has decided
in favor of Neagle, Chief Justice Ful.
lpr and Justice Lainar dissenting. In
commenting upon the decision the
New Xowl Heratld says:
"The, importance of the opinion
rendered' by the majority lies in the
fact that'itis farbroader than the case
decided: ,A power is conceded to the
Nation taprotect not only its highest
judges, but all of its offiders, in the
of their duties. Suck pro
tection may be provided either by ex
ecutive order or by Act of Congress.
Thus, the Federal. Courts may take
judisdictien of assaults committed by
pr pouer PFederal oflcers while engaged I
in their eficial duties, and honicides
hY from such assaults. That
eniges-the Fedetil criminal domain I
niat rallybeyond wha t has rithet to
4~a haet ý~i~ !~l4
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JUSTICE JOS. A. BRi1AUX.
A Baton Rouge special to the Pic
ayune, April 21st, says: "Governor
Nicholls has appointed Hon. Joseph
A.; Breaux, of iberia parish, Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court for the
term of twelve y ears, vice HIon. F. P.
Poch;, whose term has expired."
In common w ith ourself all of Mr.
Breaux's old friends and associates
here are rejoiced at his deserved pro
motion, and extend heartiest congrat
ulations. The appointment is well re
ceived throughout the State, as it
should be, for Mr. Breaux has ever
deserved the highest confidence and
esteem of his fellow-citizens. He is
an able, just and pure man, sans peur
et sons reproche. The Picayune gives
the following interesting sketch of his
life:
Mr. Joseph A. Breaux is descended from
an old French and Creole family, who
came from Nova Scotia to Louisiana in
1771, and who have since been prominent
in public life. Mr. Breaux was born on
February 17th. 1838, in Iberville parish,
La., and attended the public schools there
until the age of 16. when he was sent to
Georgetown College, Kentucky. After
two years study there, and a similar
length of time at the Jefferson College,
in tit. Jam's parish, he entered the lite
rary department of the University of
Louisiana, from which he was graduated
in 1558, arl a year later from the law
department.
Law practice, and the publication of
the lYeekcly Afaynolia at his birthplace,
occupied his time from his graduation to
his enlistment in the Confederate army
as private. He served chietly in the
States of Louialana and Mississippi, and
was surrendered under Kirby Smith at
Shreveport, in 1865, after seeing a good
deal of active service as serreant, lieu
tenant, and at times acting captain and
adjutant.
After the war he settled at Vermilion
ville and practiced law until October,
1867, whent he located at Abbeville, where
he plied his profession until his removal
in November, 1868, to New Iberia, where
he has resided and practiced law since, t
doing a lucrative business.
In 18g2 he was nominated by the Dem
ocratic convention in Plaquemnine for the
Legislature, and being elected served in t
the Legislature of 18612. lie had not ac- t
cepted political oIce up to 1888. when he
was nominated and elected State Super
intendent of Public Instruction. He is
a gentleman of means, and has shown a r
warm interest in the success of public 1
education in Louisiana.
Mr. P. D. Delacroix, Cypremert P. 0., t
La., Nov. 30, 1888, says: "Three years e
ago an agent representing Dr. Davis'
Compound Syrup of Wild Cherry and Tar
came into my stote. Being busy was un
able to give him any time. Before leav
ing he gave me a sample bottle of Davis'
Wild Cherry and Tar, asking me to give
it to any one suffering with a cough or
cold. Several days afterward I caught a t
heavy cold. Remembering the sample,
thought I would try it. Six teaspoonfuls t
cured me. Ordered a supply at once, and
have sold it with satisfaction to all. It =
acts like magic on all my family, and I a
would not be without it. I take pleasure n
in recommending it at all times." One
dollar bottles hold two and a half times
as much as 50c. bottles.
.[Communieafed.]
NATIONAL BUILDING & LOAA AS
SOCIATIONS.
In almost every newspaper we unfold
to-day, is to be seen the attractive and
very alluring advertisement of some "Na
tional" Building & Loan Association.
As the name implies, these institutions
are affairs of a very comprehensive char
acter, and the wording of their circulars
is well calculated to impress one very fat
vorably, at first. The plan of operating
through local branches, also, secures for
these associations a confidence and sup
port they could not otherwise command.
On a little closer examination of this
"National" scheme it becomes quite evi
dent that these associations are called in
- to existence only for the purpose of mak
ing usurious profits for the capitalist
members, and provide exhorbitant sala
ries for the self-elected officers and mana
gers, neither of which benefits It is the
privilege of the ordinary stockholder to
share. The true character of this new
and formidable energy of the working
man has been thoroughly ventilated be
fore now, and the readers is warned to
let them severely alone.
The foregoing remarks can In no wise
be applied to our home institution, the
Lafayette Building & Loan Association.
How different is it with this? No big
salaried officers and managers to pay; no
exhorbitant office rents to meet; but, run
ning expenses so light as to be hardly
appreciable. In it every share holder
shares alike. To the wage earner we can
confidently recommend it as a safe and
profitable co-operative association, com
posed of the citizens of the place. It is;.
in truth a home builder and eaaings bank
founded on sound and legitimate business
daciples, and is worthy of the conit
deD and encouragement of all.
THAT TRW&BLZ COUGH
In the morning, hurried or difficult breathing.
raising phlegm. tigbtueos in the chest, quick
ened pulse, chillinemn in the evening or sweats
at night; all or any of these things are the
first stager of consumption. Dr. Acker's En
glish Cough Remedy wig cure these fearfdt
symptoms, and is sold under a poxitiab guaran
tee at the Moses Pharmacy:
TexasIndependence day was cele
brated- throughout Texas as a legal
holiday on Moday, 21st. inst. The
"Texas Vetpran Au o iation" (there
are only about 150 of them left) met
in aumeal reunion at F~ort Worth.
Next year the annual reunion iillbe
held at Brenhami.
4 1PROMINENT VIRGINIA PHYSI
CIAN.
I purchasfid ef Mr. James B. Scott a
pair of eye-glasses~ and a pair: of ,spec
dies, made by A.. K. Hawkes, wh dsi I
have no hesltationf in saying give me moth
in reading, less weariness from long-con. -
tinned use and greaterclearnesh of vilsi
than any I ever used. I feel sure this
Will be the experience of every one Wve
uses them. . -P. a Trow, .D?
;Torfalk, Va.
:feiutted ands the lit guaranteed
; th alPa,
Farmers' Alliance Column.
r FARMERS' 11AASS' EETING.
PAursiT OF VmsERMILION,
e April 15th, 189o.
To the Editor of the LUyeftte' ldrer
.tigver: Pleace publish in your paper the
following:
A grand Mass Meeting of the Farmers'
Union will be held at Lafayette on the
1st of May of this year. All the minem
h hers and the friends of the Association
are respectfully solicited to attend the
- meeting. Distinguished orators will de
- liver addresses on subjects of vital i11
portance to the Association, consisting of
- the following gentlemen: Hon. Brother
t T. J. (luice. State Lecturer, of Grand
Cane; Professor C. Vincent, editor of
r the State Organ of the Alliance of. Kan
I sas; and the Ilon. Eli Clark, District
Lecturer of St. Landry parish. The
meeting will commence at 10 o'clock,
a. m. L. A. LAWRENCE,
Organizer.
RUSKIS REMEDY.
A special to the New York WToTrld from
Washington says that Secretary Rusk is
about to issue a!: address to the farmers
of the country explaining how the de
presaion in agriculture can be remedied.
He attributes the present state in part to
carelessness in culture, and says that in
these days of world-wide competitioh a
successful farmer must be as well trained
and careful in business as the storekeep
er, and his equal inl intelligence and gen
ecal education. The Secretary also thinks
that the farmer does not study the mar
ket reports as carefully as he should. :ihd
recoininends that he avail himself of the
information supplied by the Agricultrufal
Dcpa-rtment. He thinks that farmers
should not acquire more land than they
can profitably cultivate.
After touching upon the questions of
farth mortgages, transportation, the mid
die man, gambling in farm products and
combinations to control the market, the
Secretary makes a long argument in fa
vor of higher duties on farm products.
He gives tables to show that our imports
of agricultural products amount to over
$266.278,738 the greater part of which, I
prdbably $250.000,000, might be, with
proper encouragement, produced on our
own soil. He thinks that the problem I
can be solved by the imposition of high
rates of duty on agricultural products.
[As this is a most interesting and in
atructive document, we would suggest
that our Farmers' Union write to Secre
tary Rusk for a number of copies to be
distributed to members. There is no
doubt but that a prompt and satisfactory
reply will be received: hesides, it will be
but anticipating Mr. Rusk's desire that I
his document should go where it will do
the most good-into the hands of farm
ers.]
FARMERS AND MONOPOLY.
Followin. is an extract from a series of
articles published in the Texas Farm and
Ranch by Mr. W. R. Cole, a practical
farmer, "On the Present Condition of
American Agriculture, the Causes and
the Remedy." Read it carefully, and be
tween the lines you will see its peculiar
application to the Louisiana Lottery mo
nopoly:
TIHE FARMEiR'S COMPLAINT.
While the letter of the organic law of
the land has been- generally observed, its
spirit and intent have been set at naught.
Of late, violations of the spirit and intent
of the national constitution have been so
frequent and so flagrant that the poeple
have become incensed to an extent bor
dering on revolhtion, or rather rebellion,
against the existing power.
Here are some of the things against
which complaints are oftenest made:
The sacred right of franchise has lost
its value, since instead of his ballot being
an expression of his sentiments, it is of
tener but the expression of the voter's
choice between two evils.
The right of representation is curtailed
by precedents and rules that render a
newly elected member of Congress a mere
silent figurehead, while the older mem
bers shape and control all legislation.
Priority of membership has assumed a
prerogative unwarranted by the colstitu
Lion. The continuous re-election of mem
bers might bring a cure were it not that
the moral atmosphere of otr national
capital is so polluting that by the time a
Congressman has inhaled It long enough
to gain the rights of seniority he is gen
erally unfit to represent his constituency.
The highest courts often thwart the
honest effort. of Legislatures, and pre
vent the operation of just and wholesome
laws, by an array of precedents and rul
ings of former courts, or by a strained
and distorted construction of a constitu
tional clause.
In some states the scales of justice have
been transferred from the court house to
the legislature. Instead of courts of ins
tice they have courts of law; and the
judge on the bench and the jurymen in
the panel are foresworitfrom entertaining
any sentiments of equity and justice.
Absolute moral right is outweighed by a
passage of law or a precedent. Historic -
justice was blind-modern justice has
beeni bereft of its moral attribut Pee
pie no longer go to the eourts tide.
Law is the commodity dis the
court house bar; and the leey - s-to
it that each gets the amount -paid fp,
and no more.- The law df supply andde
mand no longer governs the price offaaz I
products. Classes of men who gaidble 7
on the price of crops before they are
gathered have established themselves-be
tween the producer and (c*nsumers.
The farmerasre tax ridden andepprems. r
ed with debt and a gement. Of
all classes the farmer is he worst enfferer.
Favored by an unjuas syqtem. of laws
wealthy corporations and immense private
formes have grown. to a-poegreater
than that of the government.
Debauched legislatures have- placed the
national- Senate undet the control of
haughty millionaire's, whaile corporate
wealth has filled the benches of our-high
est courts with its attorneys.
Money rules the 16gislatures.
Money rules the government.
Money rules the world.
Some seest to' think it moves even 'a
Eeaven;saud -when about to leave the a
wotld bid fot choice lots in the hereafter' .,
by bestowing the"proceeds of their ex- tU
tortionalb-n hosplb s and poorhouses for a
the victlnis of their greed.
The complaint of the ,farmers is a seri- to
as oat to bring agalnst the grandest and 1a
*atslyaeannent I "the world. In fn s
h tment the writer harused
G± n tlanulfs :1 hi.vwnianid.
ONx tPAL.LY STRONG
might be brought against the American
farmers for +otiplicity in these acts of
treason, in hat we have neglected to ed.
ticete ourselves and have allowed our
sons to gro UP ignorant of the duties of
citizenship. We have followed our vo
cation after the manner of a blind horse
e walking his daily rounds on a treadmill.
We have blbidly followed political lead.
'rs, who w\e blind leaders of the blind.
e We have altw«ed partizauship to supplant
- every imputle Of indeperd ence, patriot
i ist and reaiC; and have followed the
dictates of arty leaders with a pighead.
- L' jervers;ry that is phenomenal. We
- have placed. conscience, judgment, indi
f viduality, afd all other attributes of citi-.
r zenship in the keeping of that class of
I men who, in all ages, have been consid
f ered the most detestlible-the professed
- politician. Thus the very men who have
t perverted the government have been
raised to power by ourown Votes. Farm
ers, as a rule. will not vote for a high
toned, honorable man one eminently
qualified to fill the highest office, and one
whose honesty and integrity would render
him a safe guardian of the most sacred
trusts. For such a man will not stoop
to, the vile tricks and political chicanery
necessary to procure the average country
vote.
We are now living utrifer the buccaneer
inle of corporations, the general policy
of which is to reduce the farmers to a
state of peas 'try or peonage. In this
reign wealth ranks above virtue, and
plunder is the highest calling.
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I-X-L Sarsaparilla with Iodide of Pot
ash. the great PBlool Purifier, cures all
diseases arising from Impure Blood,
Scrofula, Pl euu . isma, obstinate Cuta
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the face, Blotches, B6ils, Pains of the
Bones and Joints. stubborn Ulcers, &c.
The Best Preparation and the largest bot
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take no other. Physicians use it largely;
price $1.00 at the Moss Pharmacy.
BOG.'S BREAKS.
DusoN, Lx., April 22, 1890.
Editor Adrertsc'r: The weather has
been very favorable here for the past few
weeks, and most of our farmers havd
sowed their rice, which I fear with the
present. torrent showers will not come
out. If the rain w6uld stop now it wouldt
give them a chance to drain off the water;
but, from all appearances, we are apt to
have a cetinuance of had weather for a
while, which will cause most of our rice
growers t3 have to plant over.
Tie corn and cotton looks fine; in fact.
better than it ever did in the past four
years; and with the increase of cotton
that has been planted, it would be advis
able for some one of our fiAanclally able
men to come and locate a gin at this point.
By applying th Judge Parkerson, of your
town, lots fox such a purpose could be'
obtained on fair terms at a low price.
Duson is located at one of the best ship
ping points on the S. P. Railroad West
of your town. Cotton (besides rice, etc.,y
would be hauled here fiom twelve miles
North and South, as tlere are no obstruc
tions in the roads leading from both di
[rectbons. Our most worthy road overseer,
Mr. Starcus Huffpauir, ie making prep
arations to grade up the roads leading
Southeast and West of this point, whicr
work he intends conimencing on the 1st
of June. Our farmers also, ;feeling the'
necessity of better roads, are ready to do'
their share of the work. We hope these
enterprises will be carried out successful
ly, for better roads are needed in thir
Mr. Vileor Foreman has had the mis
fortune to have his crib, .together with'
his supply of cohn, teed-rice, shd- a big,
fat aoW, burned. It appears that the fire
was set by some of our naliciotis ma
rauders. Mr. Foreman being sick some
of his fiends and relatives had gone to
sit up with him. ]Sewing the dogs bark
they went out to sed what it was about.
They found that the fire had already
made too much headway on the crib to'
be extinguished. As they approached
the arrning crib they heard some one
running off tlrouh the field, and' found`
a horse hitched to the fence. They claim
to know to whomit belongs. It would be
advisable to&deal very severely with such'
a malicious crimilnal as that.
We had a pleashut call from our old
friendk Oberon asid B. K. Whitfield. Mr.
W. informed us thlat he had set out a
great quantity of pear trees ihich he in
tends to put oi the market the coming
winter, and will sell them at a very fair
figure s as to enable any of our small
farmers to get at least 100 without spend
ing much. Both of these gentlemen seemr
to be enfoying excellent-health. Oberoir
is still experimenting with his new va
riety-the "Chebang~ersimmon." Wish':
ing both success in their enterprise, r
remain, Respectfully,
MAJOR BOOTROTTra
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01990 Dengetose.
Jay Gduld's sp eial train, en rotite
from Little Eoci to Xm as, vie the
Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad,
by running through an
0 `Morrilton, about fifty
'til Bock, last Monday.
ensiued4 and though all
werepret ywU lift up noons
was hu~rt. Wh jft tI twitch open,?
STATS OF LOVISJAIANA
PARISH` OF LA4YETTE.
EZ Broeesard, Aertt sat Tax Col'eeoto.
Y vs.
Fell Vsrle
B l aue of the S ?vetdeorbe me
;' e~tijtulo a ni aiof. Loubriama,!
'h!4 forecsai, st pabt alctica'., at the
he otof the. Coact !!, of nhe Pars
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