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,lpuum pDn BY JERUME MOUT.ON.
1 ftal JWlenet of the Town and m
Pqlue of Lafayette. he
gtsied at the Laayeter L., Pest-Osce as Secod W
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1908.
Elections in the Nation. 1l
The democrats of the country m
have reason for self congratula- n4
tion in the result of the elections re
held last Tuesday. In Greater pi
New York Tammany won. Geo. vi
B. McClellan, a son of the Fed- p,
eral general, the nominee of the tl
democrats, defeated Seth Low, c
who two years ago, signally won na
out against Shepperd. Although p1
this will hardly comfort those of
our democrats who look upon or- re
ganized democracy with a feeling 11
of righteous opposition, never- ,
theless the great body of dem- c
ocrats who are not so fastidious p
in their opinions will gladden at d
the news. t
In Maryland where Roosevelt's r
gratuitous intermeddling in the p
relations between the races in fj
the South was made an issue, c
the democrats, under the leader- tl
ship of ex-Senator Gorman, de- s
feated the black and tan element
which has taken control of the t
Kentucky has again redeemed e
herself from the odium which f
once attached to her. We may t
be thankful at least the South is
still as "solid" as ever.
Little Rhode Island has once (
more gone democratic, reelecting t
Garvin, the labor leader, gov- t
Ohio, though, despite the ef- t
forts of Tom Johnson, went irre- I
The elections have brought (
into prominence the McClellan 1
boom for the presidency and
revived Gorman's. 1
belving Into Traditions. I
NJew Orleans States.
In his Opelousos speech on Sat
urday Mr. Jonas taxed the mem
ory of the ordinary, workaday,
present world when he went back I
into the dim traditions surround
ing the remote period in the his
tory of Louisiana when he was
an active and conspicuous figure
in the politics and public affairs
of the State. Getting up data
concerning Mr. Jonas' record
when he was in the Senate is a
species of political archaeology
for which the present day indi
vidual has but little stomach,
and most of us but little oppor
But in that address Mr. Jonas
dug down into the moldy ar
chives of the past and brought
up certain interesting but long
forgotten facts, as follows:
"When his term in the Senate
had expired the Legislature that
chose his successor was for him
by a majority of fifteen, but a
caucus was held, and, with two
negro voters, his opponent was
Now we must admit that this
was a fearful thing to do, and we
can well imagine how the news
papers of that remote day liter
ally "skinned" Mr. Jonas' then
opponent for what happened.
However, whatever may be the
sins of Senator Foster at this
time it can not be charged
against him that he was in any
wise the "arch-boss" of the situ
ation in that dim and misty pe,
riod, as Mr. Jonas charges him
with being now. Moreover
there is something wierd and un
canny about this interesting in
formation which Mr. Jonas dis
interred for the edification of his
Opelousas audience. There is
tomething mysterious, some
thing significant about the cir
cumstances, which suggests cer
tain questions to the present day
man with an inquiring turn of
Two negroes in a Democratic
cancus voting against Mr. Jonas!
S Hlow came they there? Mr.
Jonas had fifteen majority, ac
S oording to his own admission,
and as the States is not an
archaeologist it is willing, in de
abult of anything to the contrary,
:' toateeeti his story. With Mr.
- oass controlling such a majori
-ulow ld these negroes get in
1&t ie caucua s unless it was done
7 - aW·k 4fis consent? Is it possible
. ut Mtr. Jonas consented to the
I oa f these negroes think
they were for him, and
- i*emmalls the enormity
of it after they had broken away
from his support and gone over
to his opponent? These are in
terrogatories that disturb the
mind of the candid thinker when
he is told by Mr. Jonas that he
controlled the situation, and yet
was defeated by two negroes in a
Democratic caucus. c
Report or Indictanent? Ps
To those Republicans and al- I
leged independent papers which o'
make it their contiguous busi- pro
ness to jeer at Democratic ar- a
raignments of the trusts, and to I
pronounce such arraignments wit
visionary and claptrap, the re- hex
port of Receiver James Smith of wa
the United States Shipbuilding
Company must have come in the w4
nature of an exceedingly un- i'
As a catalogue of felonies this
report is remarkably complete.
It may be described fairly as a 60:
wholesale indictment for falsifi
cations of various kinds, misre- of
presentations innumerable, swin- ho
dling and fraud. We lack space
to go into the details of the out- Es
rageous condition of financial de
pravity which it discloses. Suf- o
fice it to say that the receiver re:
characterizes the organization of
the company as "an artistic stc
swindle," and goes on to say de
t "that the value of the plants,
their earnings and working capi
tal, given out alleged reports of re
I expert accountants vary so much
A from actual figures as to impel 7
V the belief that the figures were
wilfully misstated." There are d
other charges, and to spare. m
e Of these one stands to the effect
9 that the earnings of the Bethle- $
hem Steel Company "have been
withheld in a deliberate attempt m
to wreck the United States Ship- B
building Company." w
This glimpse into the arcana p
it of the gigantic Eastern corpora- sl
n tions' industrial methods should to
d not be allowed to remain a cas
ual glance. The aspect offered in
reveals a crying necessity for w
that prompt and severe action
by way of investigation of trusts,
t- and legislation to govern them, A
1- which Mr. Roosevelt advocated
r, just long enough tor make a noise, it
k and then proceeded to forget.
- In the mind of anyone who
s- reads and apprehends Receiver
.s Smith's allegations, the gravest
7e doubts anent the commercial in
, tegrity of these mammoth con
ta cerns engineered by Mr. Schwab
*d and other "captains of industry"
a are bound to arise. The reader
y must also realize that dishon- ,
i- esty, flagrant, piratical, shame- -
h, less dishonesty comprising all
*r- the elements which make up of
fenses against property rights,
as is not a desirable foundation for -
,r- the much vaunted "palace of na
ht tional prosperity," that wonder
g- ful if somewhat shaky structure
of which the Republican party
te likes to call itself the architect.
at Consistency the Coward
M Saturday Evening Post.
vo One Ohio statesman challenged
as. another to joint debate. The
second retorted; "First I want
is to hear a joint debate between
ye the year of 1903 and the year of
- 1893." This bit of wit was
r- received with loud guffaws of
an delight, and the followers and
d. partisaus of the stateman thus
he reminded of his inconsistency
is were abashed and silenced. Ap
'd parently the charge that a man
y has changed his mind will never
u- lose its power to handicap him.
e Yet the fact that a man does
m not change his mind is proof
er positive either that he has no
n- mind to change or that he is
n- playing the hypocrite before the
s- world and is a traitor to his
is better self.
is The only kind of courage
e- worth praising is the kind that
r- fearlessly expresses to-day what
rseem to be true, without regard
y to what seemed to be true yes
of terday. Principles are change
less but the application of prin
ic ciples must change incessantly.
! As Machiavelli (long ago
r. pointed out, some of the greatest
Sfailures in history have been
n, those of successful men who did
an not realize that the policy that
le- wins in one set of circiamstances
17, is fatal in . another set. One of
fr. the very great qualities is adapt
ri- ability-the adaptability of iron
in- that can be moulded to any shape,
ne yet always remains iron.
he Go to A. L. Dyer's, Royville,
ik- La., for ladies' dress goods,
nd trimmings, laces, embroideries
ity and ribbons,
Jules J. Mouton,
Real Estate Aqent. C
Offloe Near Oourt'hou*S.
One beautiful two-story building in the
Snodgrass'xtension, on in aerpents of land.
Price $4,500; easy terms.
350 arpents, with improvements, three
miles northwest of Scott.
Lot in Mills addition. 59x7o. Price,
Lot in Mills' addition. 5oxl4o, with im
provements. Price. $8oo
Lot in Mills' addition, 50x140, with im
provements. Price, $5o00.
Fifteen lots in Vordenbaumens addition.
One hundred and thirty arpent's of land
with residence, barn and out houses, 20
head of cattle. 30 head ..f sheep, 5 horses
farming implments. Four and half miles
west of Lafayette. Price, $8ooo.
Three lots in Mouton's addition, 5oxs so,
with improvemets. Each, 400oo.
Corner l..ts Mouton's addition, with im
Lot in Mouton's addition, with improve
Lot Mouton's addition with improvements,
Lot, corner Tohnston and Oak Avenue,
Fourteen lots in Trahan & Doucet's ex
Two hundred arpents land, 5 miles south
of Youngsville, good residence, small sugar
house, several out-houses. Easy terms.
Hundred and ninety arpents land, resi- e
dence and out-houses, near Parque Perdu.
Lot, Iooxl5o, with store building, Wash
ington and Lafayette streets, $1250.
Lot looxzyo, with store building 3 rooms,
residence 6 rooms, out-houses, Washington
and Lafayette streets, $3500.
Lot in Crowley, with two story building,
store and residence, looxIoo. 55000o.
Lot in Crowley, 5oxioo, store and resi
Lot in Crowley, residence an'l store,
Hundred and sixty arpents of lands, with
residence and out-houses, 6 miles east of
Lafayette, on bayou Vermilion, $5ooo.
Hundred and sixty arpen:s of rice land,
7 miles south of Crowley on bayou Queue
Sixteen hundred arpents in Vermilion
parish, to miles west of Abbeville. Resi
dence, out-houses, 4 to 500 head of horses,
mules and cattle.
One two-story residence and out-houses
on 5 arpents of land, near oil mill. Price,
Eleven lots in liopkins addition.
One hundred and sixty arpents seven
t miles South of Crowley, on Queue Tortue
Forty arpents in Lafayette parish, z miles
west of Scott. Residence and out-houses.
One lot 45x140o, 5 room residence, Taylor
' street. Price $25o0.
Lot 50x0oo, residence 6 rooms, Washing
ton and Lafayette streets, $1500.
Lot loox0oo, residence 6 rooms, Wash
ington and Lafayette streets, $2000o.
Three lots Mouton's addition, Sox1oo., ý
r with cabins, each $400.
Lot Mouton's addition, 5oxtoo, with
cabins, each $Soo.
, Five arpents of oil land 2 miles west of
L The Rigues Hotel property, to be sold in
d whole or in lots.
Long-established bakery for sale; located
in the center of Lafayette.
t Mount Carmel Convent,
BOARDING and DAY SCHOOL.
A full course in French and English.
Pupils of every denomination are ad
.1 Critter C. Mouton e
5, Lafayette. Louisiana
C. H. MOUTON,
re ATTORNEY - AT - LAW
And Abstractor of Titles.
OFFICE:-Next to Bank of Latayette,
Court HIouse Square, Lafayette, La. Will
practice in Lafayette, St. Martin and Ac
DR. C. G. SALLES,
as Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat.
Id Will treat patients at residence
s LAFAYETTE, LA.
f fl. C. Si~LLeS.
* + DENTIST.
r Ofhce on Buchanan Street.
t. LAFAYETTE, - LOUIS1ANA.
of For Sale.
is CHOICE ALFALFA
HAY. In 100 pound bales,
e Lafayette Compress Com
pany, at $15.00 per ton.
Oha D OCattffery. * *
Oi5ce on Matdison Street.......
go Lafavette, Louisiana.
en Ballard's Horehound Syrup
id Immediately relieves hoarse,
at croupy cough, oppressed, rat
es tling, rasping and difficult
breathing. Henry C. Stearns,
Druggist. Shullsburg, Wiscon
pt- sin, writes, May 20, 1901: "I
n have been selling Ballard's
e, Horehound Syrup for two years,
andhave never had a prepara
tion that has given better satis
faction. I notice that when I
sell a bottle, they come back for
*more. I can honestly recom
es mend it. 25c, 50c and $1.00 at
Lafayette Drug Co.
Continental Sale, Feed and Commission Stables]"
A Carload of Horses and Mules
Just received by the Contin
ental Stables. If in need of a ,
good horse or mule pay us a visit.
We are located in the Old Con
statin - Stables, near the Court
J. A. MONTROY, Mang.
Corner IMain and Madison Sts., opposite Parish Jail. The old Constantin Stables.
Krauss' Jewelry Store
And see the display of pretty things
And if you need any kind of Jewelry, or have a Clock or Watch
And if you need any kind of to be repaired, call at..
I 1raus' Store c Where Goods are First-class and the
I Kra SLtor eUJLJ, Prices are within the reach of all
_Lafayette:_ , ....
H. SCHULING & CO., PROPRIETORS.
.d M......... . Manufacturers of ......
All kinds of Mattress. High ClassWorkmanship.
Orders receive prompt attention.
. TELEPHONE 1o8.
St. Louis and
No Transfer at New Orleans.
We have received
A Carload of
Pure Wines for table and family use and
A an extra quality always on hand.
Sole Agents for Kentucky Taylor Whis
m, ky, and Headquarters for Old Forrester
Whisky. Cumberland Phone. i4.
SB na Begnnud Bld'g, Court-house Square.
M. rs. C. Jeanmard,
Milliner and Dressmaker,
se, LAFAYETTE, LA.
ult A complete line of fine goods always in stock.
SDresses made in the latest Styles.
SHave your Job Printing
,- Done att this Officte.
SOUTHWESTEgRIN LOUISIANA INDUSTRCIAL INSTITUTE,.
An Institution of Learning for Both Sexes, established and
supported by the State of Louisiana.
OFFERS THE FOLLOWING COURSES OF STUDY:
1. Commercial Course; for Both Sexes-One Year .
2. Stenography Course; for Both Sexes-Two Years.
8. Manual Training Course; for Boys-Three Years.
4. Domestic Science Course; for Girls-Three Years.
5. Academic Course; for Both Sexes-Four Years.
Commodious and delightful home for young ladies in the
NEW BRICK DORMITORY.
TUITION FREE-Board in Dormitory for girls at $12.50 per
month-Board for boys with private families in town at
$11.00 to $14.00.
TIIRD ANNUAL SESSION OPENS WEDNESI)AY SEPT. 16, q903.
Write for Cathalog to
E. L. STEPHENS, President.
Louisiana State University,
Baton Rouge, Louisiana,
THOMAS D. BOYD, A. M.. LL. D.. President.
Forty years renowned for the training that makes succesful men.
Full literary and scientific courses of study. Special and graduate courses. Complete
Commercial Course. Thorough courses in Sugar Chemistry, Sugar Agriculture, and
Sugar Mechanics. New Short Course in Agriculture.
Strong taculty, large library, well equipped laboratories, workshop and experiment
stations. Thorough, modern, pratical instruction. Excellent discipline. Four buildings
(the Hill Memorial Library, the new Physics Laboratory, the new Mechanical Workshop,
and the Electric Power House) erected this year, making thirty-four in all. Beautiful
grounds. Excellent sanitary conditions.
Tuition is free, the University beint supported by national and State endowments.
Board at University, $ro per month; in town, $12.50 to $20.
NEXT SESSION OPENS SEPT. 16, 1903.
For particulars or catal:gue, address J. I.. WESTBROOK, Secretaty.
Buy Your Grocer is and Crockery
P.s Morgan & Debaillon,
Successors to F. DEMANIADE.
FRESH GOODS AND LOW PRICES.
Orders delivered anywhere in town.
Thoughts of Thanksgiving
should not prevent you consider
ing about your lumber supplies.
If you are ready for interior fin- V
ish, we can furnish anything you '
desire in hard or soft woods,
sash, doors, mouldings, flooring -"'
and all kinds of mill work.
A. E. Mouton,
Phone No. 4. LAFAYETTE, LA.
THE PROPER WAY TO TRAVEL.
; Morgan's La. & Tex.
S T R. R. & S 8. CO.
\OF:" ""La. Western R. R."
No Matter Where You Wish to Co.
Free Chair Car. Splendid Equipments,
Box Vestibuled, Perfect Trains.
EQUIPMENT THE WEST,
ROUTE THE NEW YORK,
*tamps * THE EAST.
Send 10 Cents in Stamps for a Copy of the Sothtberu Pacific
Rice Cook Book, Contaising 200 Receipts.
W. H. MATERS, F. S. DECKER.
Traf. Manager. Asst. G. P. and T. A
New Orleans, La.
. BROUSSARD, LOUISIANA.
.... /aE O1 " PO t *..
Importer and Manufacurer of Marble and Granite IMonuments,
Tombstones, Statuary. Etc.
HUMBOLDT, TENNESSEE, Huboldt Marble Works.
Prices, designs, etc., furnished on application.
CMrhie or1 fAj ige.
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rs adives and s Weblseves afd mreventa
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