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PUBLISIID D EVERY SATURDAY AT
LAKE PROVI1ENC:E. LA.
I). L . r ,,litor.
Publisiher and i'rojwretor.
Utt.,CfhIPTI N :2 'q PER YTEARII.
Satulrday, - - Angu,'t 13. 1892.
LIBERAL APP0OPRIATION FOR
T'ch:e tfion of tae River Comnmis
si,ºn thl:t oiut in Ne v Yor'ilast week
with regard to the allotments for
l'vees Inud harbors along the Missis
sippi, were awaitcl for with more
than orrdinary anxiety by the iuhahi
tants of the great valley and the com
mnerci:d centres that are largely de
pendent upon the cotton a:ld sugar
growing regions. When the news
camne annl tie several ailotments were
canvassed a feeling of great satis
faction prevailed among those who
were directly or indirectly interested
in safety from inundation.
It has been the custom under the
rules to submit all allotments of the
character we are referring to for ap
proval to the,Secretary of war; but
this precaution is more a formality
than anything else, because it is in
very rare instance. that the Secretary
witholds his approval, more especial
ly when the alnproval of the Chief of
Engineers is attached to what has
been done, as in this instance.
General Casey, Chief U. S. En
gineer, is strongly in favor of levees
as a necessary adjunct to the river
improvement contemplated by the
We give below the amounts annual
ly to be expended for the next four
years upon the levees, in which we
are directly interested in the Fifth
District, which in view of the past,
must be considered fully up to any
The promising outlook which the
liberal allotments for the Tensas
Basin in Arkansas and the Fifth Dis
trict below affords is, we are told,
Jrrgely attributable to the untiring
exrit'ons of Commissioners Maxwell
and Cordill, in which Chief State
Engineer Richardson' heartily joined.
We 'find on careful perlusal that
"the largest appropration is made
for the Tensas front in Arkansas.
tniesana is as deeply, perhaps more
deeply, interested in the maintenance
of the Arkansas front as the Bear
State itself, and as the levees there
are the most importast. in the whole
system and will require large expendi
ts es to put them in a condition to
withstand future floods, the commis
sein has been particularly liberal in
its allotments to the front. $810,000
is set set aside for the first year and
$800,000 for the three subsequent
years, making a total of $1,210,000.
'he Fifth Louisiana Levee District
is divided into two parts. * For that
portion of the Tensas front in Lou
isiana that is included in the Third
United States district $110,000 is
alloted or the first year and $100,
000 for each sBOdCeeeding year, mak
ing a total of $410,000. For the
Tensas front in Louisiana including
the Fournth Umted States district,
$10,000 is set aside for the first
year and $12,000 for' each year
thereafter, mtaking a. total of $546,
00 or a totafor the Fifth District
in tbL four years of $968,000."
A LITTLE OF T71E OLD LEAVEN.
We publish elsewhere a report of
tle convention held at Montroe on
Saturday last by the Congressional
Xxecutive Committees of the several
parishes composing the Fifth Die
After so much painful frietion for
so long a time it was sincerely hoped
that harmony would certainly prevail
in the gathering that was to make
the preliminary move towards the
nomination of a Democratic Con
greesman for the Fifth District; but
in this hope we have been sadly de
eeLved, and we regret to say, gre
The apportionment bugbear was
sprung at an early stage of the pro
ceediigs, with the result that the
representatives of two parishes with
proxies for two other parishes, de
liberately bolted the Convention.
T'here are fifteen parishes embraced
in the Fifth Congressional District,
and the vote on the app~rtionmcnt
ELEVEN TO FOUR.
Truly a conclusive majority, if
majorities were permitted to control
accortding to Democratio uMaage;
bat they showed no vepeot for that
usage, and inconterntly bolted.
Looking lat the action of Meears.
Heard, Allen, bolars and Caeon
orooa mother standplat,- we End
that aoeording to, Sonstdsy's
p b bliis' in the nominati:g conven
tion w.)ul, haye ,t1 votes, the four
Sptri-hcs that withilrew were down
for 113 votes, which taken from the
:l wouwl leave 248 against4 3u
Stiuch wanttn disregard for the
'imply for tus the painful conelle on
that tha above nar Ot.d minority were
deternmiled to rule. or have their
own , have things go a.ecordiu~
to thiir own views and notions fail
ing that, they wouldi step down and
out anil see the interests of the Dcm
ocraey in the Fifth l)istrict go to the
"deninition bow-wows" as far as they
were concerned, which they there
and then deliberately did. -3'he
course they pursued in ignoring the
majority rule smacks innchly of the
Farmers' Union Alliance go-as-you
please and Third party mixtures,
but there was no Democracy in it.
In their protest they claim that
the Congressional Executive Com
mittee was bound by- the 22d of
March primaries, and intimate that
the action of the State Central
Committee was bindbsg upon ll
the party, parish and district com
mittees throughout the State. There
is in this assumption an appearance
of plausibility; but follow it up
fromi one end of the party line to
the other and you have centraliza
tion of the most ruinous kind. It
is just such teachings that are now
being inculcated by the Republican
party to enable the national authori
ties wipe out every semblance of
State sovereignty, and the careful
political observer well knows that
they have already gone a great
length in that direction.
Within the. Democratic party the
right of their Parish Executive
Committees to make the apportion
ments for the several wards in their
parish has never been questioned,
much less has the right been ques
tioned of the Congressional Execu
tive Co:nmittees in the several dis
tricts to apportion the representa
tion for the several parishes com
posing the several districts.
The bolting we refer to is simply
b distressing evidence of disobedi
ence to the will of the majority.
NOT KEEPING FAITH.
As the momentous November elec
tion time approaches the anxiety on
the part of all true Democrats for
complete harmony among the Lou
isiana members of the party seems to
be on the increase,, because of the
constant out-cropping in several lo
calities of the old faction fends and
the activity shown throughout the
State by the Third party organiza
tions combined with their marked
affinity towards the Republicans.
Perfection in politics is one of the
lost virtues, if such a thing ever had,
an existence, which we very much
doubt: while the contests over the
loaves and fishes, or the spoils of
office, almost invariably breeds dis
content and bad feeling of various
kinds. There never has been that
we know of during the most pros
perous party exploitings, a sufficient
number of oflfices to supply the de
mand; the office seekers have always
been in excess of the offices, and in
a majority of instances, they have
been truly alarmingly so; just as
they are to-day in almost every State
of the Union, as well as crowding to
suffocation the purlieus of the
National government. *
The situation here in Louisiana
just now is stiilingly illustrative of
the evil we refer to.. Party patriot
ism is lost sight of in the bitter con
tests that have been carried on fo:
ofBeial favors. First it was faction
against faction for ascendency with
in the party, and afterwards the
contention was transferred to with
lin the victorious faction, creating
any amount of disrupting tendencies
that are nowr seriously interfering
with the harmony that should by
agreement prevail, and which is
essentially necessary to future suo
It is no great task to tell of these
growinggrievances that ate threaten
ing the safety of the Democracy, or
to rail against those who selfshly in
dulge in the wron, doing. But
where is the remedy to come from?
Who will suggest a sure cure for the
cankerous sore that has fastened
itsetlf so generally upon the body
Diseases desperate grown.
By desperate appliances are reoeved,
Or not at all."
Human nature in all its varied
phisses during the ages and under all
circumstances, has developed pretty
much the same tendenctes and shown
simitlar grasping traits with those
"Get place and wealth; if possble with
If not, by ay means get wealth aud place,"
was the advice given in the days
of Horace;and from then on down
to the present time it has been fsith
fully followed, msd hMam ladisca
tions never lout sight et.
The praiassionant o rmow afmer It a
treat a bone to society as the miala
rial exhalation from the low lalnd
to the lutumn bo:y, :.ndl when the
A er:gains, the nomerical :sicend
ency·, & situation loses its balance
and a Smange must follow.
There is bPyonfd a doubt laws g:v
ering the moral and political atmos
phere of mankind in common with
those governing the sublunary atinos
pherc--each after its kind purifying
itself when excess of unnatural and
injurious elements prevail in either
the one or the other.
We certainly think that the politi
cal mixture at present in our State
is sufficiently prepared for the puri
fying process, and the sooner it
takes place the better, leaving in the
ascendency those who will keep faith
with the compact of harmony.
Terrebonne promises to give 3,500
solid votes for the Democratic Con
The New Orleans Republican ped
(dles its politics on plates these days.
A sort of cheap John business.
Delhi has a dancing master the
New Era says. Ain't the little old
Bayou Macon Hill town stepping to
The Democratic Convention to
nominate a candidate for Congress
from the 5th district, will be held at
Monroe, October 11, 1892.
Bastrop is going to have a railroad
sure enough this time, and brother
Todd of the Clarion is booming his
pretty inland village for all it is
The Warmoth Republican faction
will hold a convention in the city of
New Orleans on the 19th of Septem
ber. Warmoth stock is getting down
to a heavy discount.
The Shreveport people are work
ing hard to keep up with the present
march of progress. A Planters Oil
and Compress Company has recently
been established there with a capital
stock of $150,000.
The Thibodaux Sentinel has just
entered upon the 28th year of its ex
istence, fresh and fullof vigor, teem
ing with straightout Democracy.
Long may it teem to delight its read
ers, and promote the material welfare
of the Pelican State.
One among the most amusing in
cidents of the Press Convention pro
ceedings was Mrs. Catherine Cole's
singing the following ditty illustra
tive of religious advertising:
"Hark the Herald Angels sing,
Iteecham's pills are just the thing;
fMake us gentle, meek and mild,
Too for man and one for child."
When Sullivan was being meas
ured for a new pair of fighting shoes
last week; he told the shoemaker to
have them made light because the
fight would not last long. Whether
he thought he would whip Corbett in
double quick or Corbett would whip
him he did'nt say.
The capitol removal fever has
broken out anew all over in spots, as
all spasmodic things generally do.
We have thus far paid no attention
to the powerful(?) arguments pro
duced in favor of a change to New
Orleans once more, and now believe
it is not necessary to say anything
further than that Baton Rouge suits
The Congressional Executive Com
niittee that met at Monroe on Satur
day last, pointed strongly towards
Boatner. A better, more competent,
broad minded candidate cannot pos
sibly be found n the fifth district.
If the will of the real Democracy is
consulted Boatner will certainly be
the choice made when the Conven
tion meets on the 11th of October.
The Louisiana Press Association
met on Monday the 9th, in Alexan
dria and adjourned on Wednesday
the 3d, having completed its labors.
The following are the officers elected
unanimously for the current year.
President, John McGrath of Baton
Rouge; First Vice President, Mrs.
M. R. Field of the Picayune; T. H.
McCormick of Alexandria; Secretary
anrod Treasurer, Mrs. Julia Rule of
Shreveport; Assistant Secretary, R.
The World's fair bill passed the
House by a vote of l4 to 82 on
Friday evening of last week and both
Houses adjourned, thus closing the
labors of the rst session of the Fifty
first Congress. /
The Queen's speech from the
Throne at the opening of Parliament
last week fell fiat, stale and unproflt.
able to the Tory prospects.
The People's party have a full
State ticket with Presidential elebtors
in Colorado, which wall hit the Re
publicans hard next November.
All the schools in Russia have
been closed on account of the preval
ence of the cholera.
The West Virginia Demoray are
ti~Sly arrosed alnd hardt at werk to
acnure meatory n the eoming oesmi
Meeting of the Fifth District Con
gressional Ee-ecutive Commit
tee at Monroe.
The executive comnaitite et m
Mouroe on .-atutrdac: isi'tald wi pre.
sidel over by F. G. lodlJsoz_, aeting
The cnll of the roll showed the fol
lo ig members were present : 'F. G.
lludIodn, T. G. Brighall, J. B. Snuder,
J. E. .adlon s (by* D. W. 11arris,
proxy). 0. O. SM. Sith, oftCaldwel! parish
(by Emile Giro, proxy); Jas, Beard,
East Carroll; J. P'. Madison. More
house (by J. A. Cason, proxy); S. T"
Jacksou, West Carroll (C. P. Ualfour,
Richland, proxy); W. C. Mlichie, Tensas
(R Ii. Snyder. proxy); W. M. Guice,
Jr.. Franklin (E. P. Lampkin, proxy;
*Jolh A. Richardson, CIlaiborne (G. M.
Bedford, Madison. proxy); V. W.
IHeard, Union (). M. Sholars, proxy);
E. W. Warren, Lincoln (IV. H. Hola
man, Catahoula, proxy); John McCabe,
W. H. Alien, Jackson (D. M. Sholars,
prox)); T. K. Green Concordia.
There being some question as to the
regularity of the appointment of F. G.
Hudson as chairman, on motion of J.
B. ..yder, of Tensas, F. G. Hludson
was elected as such, with John A.
Richardson, of Claiborne, as secretary.
Moved by Mr. Sholars that the com
mittee proceeded to fix the basis of
representation. Said motion was vot
ed down by the committee.
On motion of T. G. Brigham, a con
veution was called to meet in Monroe,
La., at the courthouse, 12 m., Oct. 11,
T. G. Brigham, of Morehouse. offered
the fllowtng resolutions:
"Whereas, the committee on creden
tialsof the last congressional cunven
tion, held in Monroe, La., in 1890, re
ported the folldwiung: '\Ve recom
mend that the repre-entation and the
voting strength ot the several parishes
be apportioned on the basis of the tot
al population ot the parishes as shown
by the Federal census of 1890, allowing
one vote and delegate for each 500 of
the population and each fraction of 250
or more, and reconmmended that you
instruct your executive cotutnittee,
upon whom the duty will devolve in
calling a convention for the nomina
tion of a Congressman in 1892, to take
as a bais thereof the census of 1890
with this condition, that such repre
sentation he reduced in the several
parishes by five times the number of
votes in the several parishes polled
against the nominee of this convention
at the election to be held in Novem
bet, 1'90;' and
"Whereas, said convention unani
mously adopted the following resolu
tion by ex-Congressman Newton, of
Morehouse, viz: 'lUeolvcd. that the
chairman of this convention appoint
an executive comnmittee, consisting of
one member from each parish, on the
recommendation of the delegation
from the respective parishes, and four
at large, and that the committee be in
structed to fix the basis of represen
tation in the next congressional con
vention a, recommended by the re
port adopted by the convention ;' and
'"Whereas, this executive commi:tee
is bound and instructed by said con
vention : and
"Wlhereas, the apportionment on the
basis of popu, lation is the same that
has obtained for many years in both
the national parties, i)enmocratic and
Republican, and in both the parties in
many States, and is just and fair to all,
giving no unequal strength or advaun
tage to any one parish or section at
the expense of others, which improper
advantage no good Democrat should
desire; therefore, be it
"Resolded, by the Demeecratic execu
tive committee of the Fifth Louisiana
Congressional District, That the rep
resentatoin of the several parishes
composing this district be and the
same is hereby alportioned on the
basis of the total population of the
parishes as shown by the Federal
census of 1890. allowing one vote and
one delegate for each 600 of the popu
lation and each fraction:of 250 or more,
reducing said population in the several
parishes by five times the number of
votes in the several parishes cast
against the nominee of the convention
of 1890, which entitles the several
parishes to the following votes and
delegates to said convention: Cald.
well 11 votes, Claiborne 47. Catahou
la 18, Coucordia 29, Carroll (East) 2.,
Carrvll (West) 7, Franklin 14, Jackson
13, Lincoln 30, Matison 28. Morehouse
31, Ounachilta 86, Richland 20, T'enss 38,
Union 34, total 881 votes."
Mr. Warren, of Lincoln, offered the
following as a substitute:
"Resolved, That the basis ot repre
sentation for delegates in the cougree
sional convention be fixed ot the total
white l)emocratic vote cast for the gu
bernatorial candidates at the primary
on the 22nd of March, 1892, each par
ish to have one delegate for every 100
votes or faction over fifty votes cast at
Be it further resolved, That saiddel
egates be elected by white primaries in
such lmanner as the executive commit
tees of the different parishes may se
A yea and nay vote being called on
the substitute, resulted in the rejection
of the same by a vote of 15 to 4. The
original resolution offered by Mr.
Brigham was then adopted by the
same vote, 16 to 4. On the announce
ment of the vote, the following mem
bers withdrew from the committee:
W. W. Heard, W. N. Allen, D" M.Sho
lars (proxy), T. F. Warren, Lincoln; J.
P. Madison, James A. Cason (proxy).
Said members, on withdrawing, asked
that the following protest be filled,
which, on motion, was so done:
The undersigned members of the
Democratic congressional committee
for the Fifth Congressional District of
the Stale of Louisiana, knowing that
we herein reflect the sentiments of the
parishes by 6s represented, protest
against the refusal of certain members
ot said committee to fix the basis of
representation in the convention on
the white Democratic vote cast at the
primary on the 22d of March, 1892, ac
cording to section 9 of the compromis
ed agreement entered .into by the
I)emocratic partv of Louisana in Feb
nary, 1892. Sad id greement declares
that 'the base of representation in all
district, eongressional ad State nomi
nation conventions oap to and includ
ing the next State somninating couven
lion, shall be the total vote east for the
heads of the two ti-kets at the prim
ary tob~4o heold oq March 22, 1091'
'-Thli ag nrmnemat eLtarsed into hi e
the representatives oftoth Ne4 of
the Democratic party in Louisiana
and was ratified and adopatd by a
large majority of the white-t moerats
o.utsiana.: It thbabeeme a bind
int Dei gcrat taw for the tovcrnrment
otIou ofialtiLgf conventions;'..
"Wot .eclare titi the .vi14ii of
this law by ably member of the. ex'eu.
live committee is ilbhgal, null and void,
and is a gross usurpatioC of authority.
It is a violation of the principle of
white supreroacy and the expressed
will of the people; We, therefore, re
fuse to he bound by such violating of
Democratic principles and agreement.
"W. W. Heard; W. H. Allen; D. M.
Sholars (proxy); T. F. Warren, Lincoln
Parish; Jas. A. Cason, Morehouse
On motion the following committee
was appointed on resolutions: D. W.
Harris and J. B. Snyder.
On motion the chairman was added.
Said committee made the following
"Whereas, it is evident that a politi
cal party hostile to the traditions, prfn
ciples and interest of the Democracy
of this district is seekinug to control
the patty organization and party mom
ination for a member of Congress, and
to this end onlypropose to attempt to
participate In Democratic primaries,
mass meetings and conventions; and
whereas, common honesty and fairness
dictate that in Democratic political as
semblies, called for the purpose of se
lecting delegates to nominate a Demo
cratic candidate for Congress, only
Democrats should be permitted to
participate; therefore be it
"Resolved, That in all primary elec
*ions, mass meetings or ecoventions
held for the ptpose of selecting dlele
gates.4o aUeni the convention called
to meet Oct. 11, 1892, at the City of
Monroe, the commissioners at such
primary elections or presiding officers
of such mass meetings or conventions
are hereby instructed to require of
each person offering tb vote or partici
pate in the proceedings of such elec
tions, mass meetings or conventions to,
pledge himself to vote for and support
the national Democratic ticket, headed
by Grover Clevelaud and the nominee
of the congressional convention herein
hefor provided:for; be it further
"Resolved, That in all parishes in
this congressional district where dual
Democratic tickets now exist, whose
differences may not be adjusted, and
were consolidation does not occur be
fore the 10th day of September, 1892,
then the member for such parish or
parishes is hereby instructed, empow
ered and directed to provide for the
time, place and tnainer of conducting
the selection of delegates to the said
convention under the test of Demo
cracy hereinbefore establhshed.
"I). WV. Harris, Chairman."
On motion the chairman was autho
rized to appoint a committee of three
on address, the chairman to be one of.
said committee, and that the same be
appointed as soon as convenient after
the adjourunment of this committee.
The chair was authorized to notify
Messrs, Madison and Allen of the
withdrawal from this committee of
their proxies, and to ask if they ap
prove the same, and if so to notify
Chairman Seals that the vacancies
may be filled. The committee then ad
The Picayune commenting upon
the $6,000,000 for levees awarded
by the River Commission recently
assembled in New York, says:
Now, indeed, there is an oppor
tunity, the first which ever occurred
to make a real test of the levees.
The only defect that has ever been
developed in the sy~tem has been
in the lack of means to construct
them of sufficient solidity and
strength, and to provided properly
for their maintenance. The people
of a few States have taxed them
selves enormously to carry on this
great work, and they have accom
plished wonders; but the extreme
economy they have been compelled
to practice has been the cause of
every mishap which the levees have
Another demand of to-day is for
every man that loves the South to
remain true to the Demnocratc par
ty. If we are not, the North will
force upon us the force bill and
destroy white supremacy. What
would Weaver do if it were in his
power but to to grind and crush us
to powder. We of the South have
to-day but one leader, and that is
Cleveland. -Webster Signal.
Stand by Cleveland and Democra
cy and all will be well, for if the
money kings of the North should
again by the force of their mighty
money bags carry Harrison again
into the 'bhite House, farewell to
freedom and equality on this conti
neot for a time at least, or until the
necessity arises that knows no law.
When the Third party i. icth
enough to buy any considerable
number of the negro voters, erther
by paying cash down or giving them
half of the offices, and powerful
enough to protect them in the st,
tempt to comply with the contract
it will about own the 8oath in tote,
at least not all given away out of
hand or divided with its sable allies.
very accession of a negro voter to
a partnership in the spoils of a po
litical party is followed by the de
fection of two white mnen. None
know this betterthana the Soathern
members of the Third party,.-City
The tame for trading in negro
suffrage is rapidly passing away,
and we are mtch pleased to note
that the bolack man's appreciation
of the valuhe of the right to votesi
fully keeping pace with his gener
The parish j.lt of Donesrdia in
The President signed the bill giv-1
ing pensions to the Indian war veter
ans, what few of thtih
Glands of a hlent i pte
vanils amon the oises in New Or
leans and s etrg cofutee of lexas.
African Exl'ret Stafley, who
stood for North tLambeth in the in
terest of the Unionists or Torys, got
badly left in the contest.
Over 800 people died in the 'city
of Washington during the month of
July. The average heretofore has
been less than five hundred.
Another blow for the freedom of
Cuba is nigh at hand. General
Charles Rolof is said to bl the lead
er. Men and money for the expedi
tion is reported to be abundantt.
sih mIllions of the $10,000,000
goes to levees, to be expended in
four years at the rate of $1,500,Q00
a year. The other $4,000,000 will
be used for channeling purposes,
$1,000,000 a year.
Cruel treatment of Unl
sailors ani soldiers by ~the
officers, is becoming entirely too
common to be endured by Ametscoa
citizens, and will soon bre~d much.
trouL.d if not put a stop to.
Congress by joint resoluon and
the President by proclamation, have
appointed Friday the 21st day of
October, 1892, the four lhundreth'
anniversary of the discovery of
America by Columbus as a general
holiday for the people of the United
The Force Bill.
It is becoming very evident that
there is a decided revoltin Republi
can circles against President Harri
son's pet measure, the force bill, and
a disposition to quietly drop it if
possible, and to condemn'its position
in the platform. We believe that a
great many of the Republicans are
'in a measure ashamed of the meas
ure, and realize its injustice and in
iquity, but what are they going to
do about it? It stands out in bold
relief upon the Minpeapolis plat
form, has the indorsement of their
presidential nominee, and they can
not very consistently evade the issue
consequently forced, and which the
Democrats cheerfully accept.
The Shreveport Times touching
up the harmony proposals, in a very
words effectively says as follows:
Again we ask, what is harmony?
Is it quarreling, and disputing over
petty squabbles, distinctions with
out a difference, child's play, fac
tional animosity wherein eachb ide
seeks to obtain an advantage; or is
it in mutual concessions, an agree
ment alike honorable to both sides,
and in which no sierice of princi
ple is made, but wherein hands are
elapsed and an equitable adjustment
arrived at for the mutual benefit of
both factions of one party?
Let us have harmony in this sense
-the State needs it--the parish
wants it.-the people demand it, and
our mutual interests require that it
should be done.
The news of the destruction of the
Island of Saugir and the death of 14,
000 people by a volcanic eroption, has
been confirmeid, and it easily takes its
place as the most horrible disaster of
the present year. The buial of 14,000
people beneath lava and ashes is too
terrible to contemplate.-States.
Andrew Carnegie is a native sad a
resident of Scotland, but be is a -nato
ralized ctizen of the Uited States and
his patriotism is protected. Hie is one
of that class who believe In American
g6vernment of protectionlts for pro
tectioniste, and by protectionists, re
gardless of the rights of residents.
Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dem.
To pay out $12,000 in salaries to
two of the half dozen associate w.ana
gers, in order to see the proper expen
diture of the remaining $324,000 of the
World's Fair ;ppropriation, is arsng
gestion in the hew 4era of honesty, rd
form and economy" that the people
swallow about.as comfortably as they
would a crooked fish bone. The
proposition should be dropped--City
Manager Frick was persistenat Ja his
declaration that the reduction of
wages was necessary, at the Home
stead mill, in order to enable the coas-m
psay to operate at a prodt,.but be de:
cined to answfr Mr. OaLtes' qmestion
as to the cost of mahia a toweof steel
on the ground that it S~aps fatBtd
ness with which the Ldo.erostoaL
committee had nothing to do. MW
Frick's refusal to nsawer the qppetle.,
which wa seversl times prop~deed
to him, shows quite clearly tlhat l
profits of the Carnegie people on a ton
of steel are- not so esmall as to- afford
thems an excase for reducing the
wages oT their werkmen. The truth
is the redsetion was made ibr noether
resMn than that the company desired
larger divdends, nd also to ,spe the
Scost of the new machinery tutqduweeto
In the mill to come_ Of ttbenges
of the woresmen
." 106 South Wasbingt.,st
To Ristue. tespiratnon After, Drm.
As any one is liable to Ie called upon
to give assistance to a drowned person,
it is well that all should understand
the extremely simple and efficient
imethod of restoring respiration prac.
ticed by Prof. Laborde. The other
day it a watering place in Normandy
I we bathers, a young man and a boy,
who were unable to swim, went out of
their depth and disappeared. They
were brought on shoe inanimate, and
were taken to the village. Two doctorp
were sent for, but the young man gave
no sign of life, and they declared he
was dead. M. Laborde, who was fish
ing at half an hour's distance came up
as soon as he heard of the accident.
He examined the body, and found
that the extremities were coll and the
heart had stopped. Then taking hold
of thtroot of the tongue be dr
violently forward, giving it asuca
of jerks in order to excite the refsle
actioni of the breathing apparatus,
which is always extremely sensitive.
At the end of a few minutes a slight
hiccough showed that the patient was
saved. In addition'~t re
storattit means, Prof. Laborde, in
treme ease", rubs the chest with tewe
soaked in nearly b g water,--Pi
A curious pbenoalhon in conneec
tlon with the death of' the negroes
William Cassell 1k1 Soldison Richard
son in HIlghtawl Park. Pa., yesterday
from a bolt of lightning was that the
foliage of the tree under which they
fought abetter was photographed on
the bireast of one of the victimne. The
men were killed Instantly. When the
clothing Was removed from Cassell's
body an astounding sight met the eyes
ot the undertaker. Acroas CassePs
broad breast was a" picture true to
nature. The browned oak leaf of au
tumn was there. Twlaneg among the
foliage werea number of fras. These,
too, with the exception that they, like
the oak leaves, were blowo, were as
natural as their model. So exact were
the leaves and ferns that even the
minutest vein was discernible.
There was another curious thing
about Cassell. When his trousers were
removed his lower limbs were found
to have turned to an ashen white.
Mayor's Office, Providence, La., August
6.1 92.-Notice is hereby given that the
assessment rollot the town of Providence
for the year A. D. 1899 is completed. and
will be open at my office for to days from
date hereof for Inspeetion and eorreetion.
E. J. HAML~ET, Mayor.
State of Louisiana, parish of East Carroll,
SSuccession of Amanda Stewart.
Notace sla hereby given that Jesse D.
Tompkins, clerk of the 7th district court.
has made applihcaton toqualltfyas ex-oeffco
administrator of the sueeccession of Amanda
Stewart. winchts shown tobes vacant tne.
cessien. I ther be no opposition within
legal delays he will beallowed to qualify as
prayed fori .
Read signed thise 2S day of lffy A.
PF. . MONTGOMIRY,
Jadgle 7th Jld. Dis.
A true copy
J. U. TouMaras, Cfe, JyrO4atd.
Budget dt Palehb Apeimes.
An erdseasl.Ixtaga is ttsate at pariah
expenses for the isede yar amit
July Jt, 1802 and and i d m . is.1
Be it ordained by the Poih iry of the
parits otf ,t Cs1h tin regut sesiu oa.
convened, That the foloin badget of
pa,'sh expenses Is hereby (ired for tie .
cal year ending June 80. 1806, to-ewt:
Asessors fees ....................$080 of
Shtifa crinminal matters ........ 140
Witaess fees...................... 14g0
Jurors .... ......... .. .. .... 1000
Justice of tbe Peace fees ......... $00 so
Constable fees.... ......... :lb @
Contingent expeses ...... "0!00
Road. bridges and levees." ..... I0P .
Police Jury expenses............. . 00
Public printing ............ ... l
Sheriff's fees-prisoners to pe
tiary, tunaticseto auylum and sea
grc beyon* the e 00l
Citerkr 8srryv......1.......... 'b..
Support of paupers.... ............ 0
Parish Treasury, for stalary ......... 800 00
Attorney's fees ..... .... 200 00
Sheriffl waiting on court..............
Coroner's sali'y anid attendaeesete o 0
Judgment favor Jno. E. Leon$100 00
due Feb. 1, 1898.............. 91000 00
Due for levee emergeneyfhad.... 1400 00
C. R. Eal.LTr,Cler,
July B, 1898, st.
G. w. MO0 ,
g-pEstlmatee made Ar i4
repairing dwelalings, stores,
and public baildIngl.
Prices reasosable, mad a Wdt.
Iake Provideace - . - La.
Keeps on hand a large aseor.esat of
Codins lMade and Trimmed to Order*