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PUBA8HIIEL) EVERY 8ATITRDAY AT
LAKE PROVIDENCE. LA.
D. Ii. MORGAN. Editor.
.lAWJ.1F N. TURNER,
Publeoher and Proprietor.
QUICRIPTION : $2 00 PER YEAR.
Saturdar, - October. 22, 1892
OURI CIrTOCE FO"t ONGIRESS.
Han, C, J, Boatner,
TOUR IN THE FIELD.
The Survival of the Fittest.
The political situation in the Fifth
Congressional district to-day is in a
a decidedly anomalous condition.
There are no rules or precedents
whereby we can be enabled to size
,up satisfactorily the present phase
of the Congressional contest.
Four candidates in the field. Mr.
Webb of the Third party; Mr. Gun
by, and Ocalite Democrat, by many
classed as a bolter; Mr. Donnally,
the Republican nominee of a few
ottice-holdiug negroes at Delta on
the 12th iust., and Mr. Boatner, the
unanimous choice of the regular
Democratic Convention held at Mon
roe on Tuesday, October the 11th.
These are the persons aspiring for
Congressional honors, and each one
asking for the support of the suffra
gans on the 8th of November next.
We have no desire to speak dispar
agingly or under value either one or
the other of these gentlemen, but
having our preference in com
mon with nearly all the people of our
parish and in the promotion of the
general welfare, we earnestly declare
in favor, of
THE SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST
out of the four when the contest is
As to Webb, he is highly spoken
of as an excellent gentleman of con
siderable attainments, but he is
the representative of a mongrel or
ganization made up nominally to
represent the agricultural interests of
the district, while its managers and
manipulators are largely composed
of the velvety handed professions
"who toll not, neither do they spin"
anytling but perscasive political
Judge Gunby's ability and legal
acquirements cannot be questioned,
but his political course for some time
past has been so erratic that it is
worse than folly for him to entertain
the idea of inspiring the confidence
of the voters of the district in his
Captain Donnally, U. S. Marshal
of the Eastern district, is well and
favorably known as an old resident
of this parish. He is an useful, en
terprising, public spirited citizen, but
as a Congressional debator his best
friends could scarcely venture to re
gard him in a favorable light. Hie is
well worthy of whatever honor may
be attached to the nomination, and
that is all and nothing more.
When we come to Mr. Boatner we
adopt the generalty acknowleded
standard test, to-wit:
ACTI)ON SPE.AK LOtUlEE THAN WORDSZ
Since his advent in Congress his
life has been full of actions, intelli
gent, industrious, faithful and impar
atal actions for the public good. In
comparison with his opponents he
stands preminently the fittest for the
position contended for. Yes, in
every way the most competent and
The contest in some of the western
parishes of the district promises to
be much mixed up because of the
prevalence of Third party opinions.
In Jackson, Lincoln, Union and one
or two other parishes the battle be
tween Democracy and Populites will
be fleicely fought. 2ihe river par
ishes where the ootbed people are
considerably in the numerical ascend
ency, the Republican candidate will
expect to control the greater portion
of the vote; but if he does, he will be
counting without his host at this
This eimpaigu is one of the oe
casions in which the nmaterial inter
ests of the voter rises superior
to party obligations. Protection
from overtow is the alpha and
omeaga of the Cogesusional contest
as far as the valley is concerned.
The black man as wellas the white
man knows thi-feat tobe paramout.
Numbhe of colored familles in this
rs ibrn ld ut es t able
hI~ILr E1i.W,5py c who
eF'·~h7~ara~rrlg.' ii8qu'l emps~Ao
They- do not want to be similarly sit
uated again, nor see their little all
swept away by the destrnettireflood.
Republican leaders may preach party
I fealty with persuasive eloquence,
but their preaching will be all in
vain. Self preservation is the first
law of nature, despite politics or per
sonal prefepnce, and this the black
man knows and feels. Who can best
accomplish and perpetuate this safe
ty? We answer, Hon. C. J. Boat
ner. What he has already done in
the Halls of Congress is a sufficient
guarantee for what he will accom
plish in the future to protect us from
overflow and perpetuate that pro
This is the first year that the Gov
ernment has freely inaugarated the
expenditure of money on levees for
the protection of the inhabitants
from the floods in the Mississippi
river, the highway of the Nation.
Prominent among the promoters of
this just, much needed and deserving
measure stands the Democratic can
didate in the Fifth district, Mr.
Boatner. He labored early and late,
both in Congress and before the
Commission until his work was ao
Now what remains to be done is
the perpetuation of this protection,
not only for the property holders but
for those who rent lands, work on
shares, or receive daily or monthly
wages; all, every one, grown men,
women and little ones are dependent
upon protection from overflow for
subsistence and hoite comforts.
Judging of Mr. Boatner's future
career by Mr. Boatner's past course
every solitary voter should vote for
his return to Congress, and thereby
show their appreciation of "the sur
vival of the fittest."
PARTY FEALTY AND PERSON
Sometimes it occurs in the pro
gress of politics that personal inter
ests are brought into direct antag
onism with party obligations. This
has been witnessed too often of late
to be anything like creditable
to the political bipeds who engaged
in the factional fights that wilfully
jeopardized the success of both the
prominent parties in the State,
simply because there were not
offices enough to'satisfy the selfish
cravings of the numerous aspira.ts.
The love of office entirely super
seeded party obligations, and a bit
ter fight for place, pelf and power
ensued. There is no use in at
tempting to disguise the naked
fjacts, but so it was in this State
with both the Democrats and Re
publicans, and even now an occa
sional puff of smoke may be seen on
both sides, arising from the smould
ering fires of the recent conflict.
Party fealty is much of a myth
among political leaders when pros
pective place and power is not near
by. This is a painful admissioni
that years of experience has taught
us to be solid truth. There are
personal interests that sometimes
come in contradiction with party
affiliations aside from office seek
ing such as the protection of our
homes and property from destruc
tion by overflow. Take for in
stance the condition of the colored
people along the rivet in the Fifth
levee district, and the suffering and
privation they have endured,and the
further suffering they will have to
endure in consequence of the last
overflow. They want protection.
Protection and personal interests
first and party obligations after
wards. This is but natural. But
now the Republicans have made
their nomination in this district.
The leaders will tell the colored peo
ple they must fall into line and vote
the straight ticket, notwithetand
ing Mr. Harrison but a short time
ago said, "I will veto any bill that
is passed appropriating money for
lvees for the protection of the peo
pie's property;" but they may say,
"He did'nt veto the bill that fursa
ished the hundreds of thousands of
dollars now about to be expended
upon the levees in this valley."
That is true, he went back on his
word, by throwing a tub to the
Presidential whale in Southern
waters. But who has bronught this
better and more promising order of
thrngs for protection about in this
immediate section? Why, Mr.
Boatner, with-his intelligent per
sistence and practical statesman
abip. He is the man that done it.
Who is the most fitting persa to
perpetuate tlhat protectioh for the.
time to come? Why, Mr. Boatuer
of course. Therefore it is but nut
urat that the 'coloed peofle should
uMaaimsly in the valley vote for
Bostedr, beesaus the timediate
welfare of th*l fatauij, their
horse. ..a*.ithe. al.- Ida epetks
ufpon the inretctios ~PlbtZ~·^bh'~s;
Boatner's experience and ability
alone, is best adapted to successfully
secure. Party obligations are cer
tainly entitled to a second place only
in such a situation. If party lead
ers can afford to lose sight of party
interests in their fight for place and
power, the humble followers can
surely 4entvre to vote for the most
efficient man to protect their best
interests in the question of home,
and bread, and meat.
The unanimous nomination of
Hon. J. B. Donnally by the Fifth
Congressional District Republicans
Wedinesday, was an act of wisdom
and strength.-New Orleans Repub
There were exactly nine negroes
in the nominating assemblage at
Delta doing it on that day, and
they were nearly all Federal pap
feeders, by the grace and good will of
BrerDonnally, et als., of the War
The Farmersville Gazette speaks
very highly of a recent speech made
by Judge Gunby in that place,
which the editor did not hear, clos
ing as follows:
Judge Gunby's talk was well re
ceived, and he gained many friends
and supporters in our parish. We
regret that our inability to be pres
ent prevent's our giving a detailed
summary of his excellent speech.
Political guess work is becoming
too frequent to be of any force or
effect others than mirth provoking.
"In the Fifth, the race will be
the most interesting of all the dis
tricts. The fight there will be a
quadrangular one, the candidates
being, Boatner, Democrat; Donnal
ly, Republican; Webb, Alliance,
and Gunby, Democratic bolter.
For some time it had been undecid
ed as to whether Donnally would en
ter the race or not, and owing to
this Webb may receive a goodly por
tion of the Republican support.
Webb's prejudice against the
river parishes will prevent his get
ting negro support, no matter what
Captain Donnally may determine
Senator Pugh an intelligent law
yer from Red River was in New Or
leans a few days ago, and when in
terviewed by a State's reporter,
had the following to say about the
outlook in our section: *
"Col. Boatner will win in the
Fifth district beyound peradven
ture. He has the Democratic leaders
and the Democratic masses back of
him and he will sweep aside all op
position. I saw a gentleman who
had just come from Ruston, in
Lincoln parish, where Judge Gunhy
lived for years and was married.
The sentiment agair.st Judge Gunby
is very bitter there and the gentle
man whom I saw said he did not be
lieve Gunby had a friend there now
outside of his own relatives. I
understand a similar sentiment pre
vails over most of the district."
"I am in this race to fight" he
said, "and when I say that I mean
that I am in to do all in my power
to carry the district. I am willing
to go into any combination and to
do anything legal that will beat the
Democrats.--J. B. Donnally in the
The Captain has a perfect right
to be proud of his position as a Con
gressional nominee, seeing that posi
tion was secured by an irregular
gathering at Delta of less than a
dozen negroes, and most of them in
the employ of the Granite building
bosses. Something to be proud of
surely, in as much as it enables him
"to go into any combination that
will beat the Democrats." Alas!
"To what base uses we may return,Horatio I
a a * a a
Imperial Caesar. dead, and turn'd to clay,;
Might stop a hole to keep the wind away.
Gen. W. L. McMillen was inter
viewed by a State's representative
in the early part of the week and
proved.himself to be a regular cam
paign plunger when figures are in
question. He said:
"There are 28,000 Republican
votes in the Fifth district as against
It is well known that there are
not 200 white Republican voters in
the entire district, ergo, there must
be 27,800 blacks claimed by the gen
eral as Republicans, yet, in the same
interview he admits as follows:
Yes, I believe that in some cases
negroes follow the wishes of the
Democratic planters and vote for
Democrate without violence. In
most cases they are "influenced."
It is evident that the General has
not mixed much among the colored
people in the river parishes within
the last decade. There has been a
steady ohbange in the conditions of
thing. going on since then, and we
fear that in the interview referred to
Be has depended largely upon past
memory for figares and present im
agination for facts.
'(l frit ahipaeat of new ceai
Saggl de to N ear sms last
·#rig~4 kht E6 cant.pu'-iaa
Boatner and Victory.
Col. Boatner is to open his campaign
after the adjourunment of the district
court on the 22d. He expects to make
a lively canvass of the district and ,I
willing to participate in joint debate
with his opponents for congresesional
honors. The sway back Democracy
of North Louisiana is rallying to the
support of Boatuer and that brilliant
Lousianian bids fair to achieve the
most notable victory ever won in the
Fifth district of this State.-States.
His Proper Place.
Judge Gunby did more than any
other man in North Louisiana to pave
the way for the Third party, and yet
he claims to be running for Congress
as a Simon pure Democrat and as the
original and only representative of
white supremacy. The Judge's
!,roper place is in the Third party.
Postmaster General Wanamaker
has issued an order modifying the
postal regulations and directing that
hereafter the mails must beemade up
and dispatched on holidays as on
other days. -Picayune.
Wan. is anxious that there should
be no delay in forwarding the Re.
publican camrpaign documents.
Major W. B. Dickey, for some
years past United States consul at
Baracoa, Cuba, is in the city on a
visit to old friends.-Picayune.
The genial Major ran in the
Carroll range during reconstruction
days, and was tolerable fast at
The Republicans of Louisiana
will not really and fully harmonize
until after the day of election, when
they will find themselves all in the
same soup.- Picayune.
It will have to be church fai,
soup of the one oyster kind, tor they
have been quareling bitterly over the
fat soup of the Granite building for
nearly four years past.
September has come, and is nearly
gone. Alas! no oysters yet.-Lake
Yod should come down to Ver
milion Bro. Morgan and whet your
appetite on some of the delicious
bivalves which flourish in Vermilion
Would cheerfully do so confrere,
but we are not good at walking and
our winter shoes have not yet come
from the factory.
Capt. Donnally is already havinsg
printed the instructions usually
given deputy marshals. It is anti.
cipated that a large number will be
asked for, Capt. Donnally is pre.
paring to make a personal con vass of
the Fifth district and evidently
feels he has some show.- States.
The Captain is too shrewd and
clear headed to seriously entertain
any such feeling.
Murat Ialstead, political prophet
and all round hater of the South,
must be in a bad way. He says:
SRepublican leade.rs, after calcula
tron and consultation, formally an
nounce to the people of the United
States that if the November election
should return Grover Cleveland as
President-elect, the States required
to carry a majority of the Electotal
votes for him would necessarily give
the Democracy a majority in the
Senate, now held for the Republi.
cans by a narrow and precarious
The remaining remnant of the
Dalton gang have been indulging in
the wildest threats against the in
habitants of Coffyville, Kansas, who
took part in the killing of the bank
Denver, and a large portions of Col.
orado had a fearful advance blizzard
last week. * Telegraph communica
tion was cut off in nearly every di
rection, trains blocked and thousands
of cattle perished.
Mr. Blaine of Maine, has been
coaxed out of his hole, and he is
making a few speeches in New York
t help along. He was the guest of
honor at Whitelaw Bell's dinne.
table one evening last week.
Chicago will be illuminated on the
1st of November with natural gas
brought from Indiana in pipes. The
supply is said to be inexhaustable,
and will be much cheaper than. or
dinary fuel for cooking purposes.
John I. Davenport, chief supervi.
or of Election in New York, set the
Congressional committee at defiance
last week and refused to answec
questions relative to his office until
after the election. Force bill John.
ny is faithful to his party instincts.
When the Nicaragua canal is eom·
pleted the distance betwee~nNew Or
leans and San Francisco by watei
will be 4146; the distance now by
way of Cape Horn is 16,000 miles, a
savin of 11,826 miles. The canal
will cast $100,000,000 and be .oe
pleted withing five years, making a
weaderftlrevolution in the commer
elatl J_#g of Oregon and the Pacile
Th etoss of last weak GreeavzIc u
totl eottoD reeclptares 2,788 bales.
Ex-ieaternaht Governor Jefriee
gave it sn his thorough convitinde a
few days ago at Shreveport that New
York, Indiana and Wisconsin Wrild
go Democratic in November next.
Jim Wilkinson has concluded to
run independent in the First district
against General Meyer for Congress.
Of course he depends largely on Re
publican votes to make a decent
The States says that Judge Matth
ew Bohart, of Clark county, Indiana,
is the latest prominent Republican to
proclaim his intention to support
Cleveland and Stevenson at the No
The Republican Committee Con
vention held at Delta on the 12th
inst., makes a regularly irregular
display in the last issue of the New
Orleans Republican. It was a sort
of "go as you please" affair.
Mr. Boatner was put in nomina
tion by a Foster Democrat, Foster
Democrats seconded the motion and
Hulse of Claiborne, an eloquent
young Foster Democrat, moved to
make the nomination unanimous.
The political nondescripts in the
Fifth district are talking about tak
ing down Webb and umting on Gun
by. The Bastrop Appeal is more
than anxious to have it done. Any
thing to beat Boatner is McMeans'
The Republicans seem to be run
ning their campaign in this district
at long distant range. It is possible
that as far ,as the Congressional
question with them is concerned
"distance lends enchantment to the
Surveyor of the Port W. L. Me
Millen, and Naval Officer Patty,
Warmothite representatives, made
addresses last'week in favor of Mor
ris Marks for Cdngress in the Second
district. The City Item said, "there
were about 250 negroes present."
Messrs. Huston and Long, cam
paign collectors for the Republican
ticket, while in New Orleans knocked
Internal Revenue Collector Powers
for the snug sum of 2,500 and now
the States intimates that the weigh
ers and other employes in the de
partment are being mulcted ten dol
lars each to cover the amount of the
Captain Donnally says "the Third
partyites are fighting for no princi
ple." Rather hard on T. Johnathan
Guice & Co., but still he is willing
"to go into any combination that will
beat the Democrats." Does such a
declaration embrace any principle i
The Captain seems a little inconsist
ent in his political meanderings.
The Mer Rouge Videttte vows ii
cannot support Boatner, and gives as
a reason that in his nomination "the
will of the people has been ignored."
We regret to find our talented con
frere of the Vidette in such an equi
vocal position and still claiming to
be a Democrat. It reminds us of the
distich in Byron's Don Juan:
"When Bishop Berkley said "there was nc
And proved it. 'twis no matter what he
Chicago is to have a new hotel
with 6124 rooms ready for the
The Populites and Republicans are
holding secret conclaves in some ol
the Congressional districts.
The impression prevails at Wash
ington that the Democrats have a
fighting chance to control the U. S.
M. J. O'Brien, the defaulting Su
preme Treasurer of the Catholic
Knights of America, has been re
leased on a $30,000 bond.
Homstead, Pa., is now free from
troops. The cost to the State oi
maintaining the National guard at
Homestead has been $600,000.
Rev. Myron W. Reed was nomi
nated by the People's party of Den
ver, Colorado, for Congress a few
days ago, but promptly declined the
Kaiser William wants to have the
biggest standing army in the world.
He thinks possibly he will badly
need it from the way he is shooting
off his month.
A new Republican paper called the
Tribune, is about to be started in
Cincinnati. The capital stock is
placed at $200,000. The paper will
be sold -for two cents.
Train wrecking is such a destruc
tlve detestible offense against hu
manity that every means possible
should be used with vigor to put out
of existence the inhuman wreckers.
The commisslosers of the Fifth
Levees ditrieet met at Delta on Wed
aeaday sad organised by -lecetag Mr.
W. F. Ogden presldeat, sad Mr. Win
er Shield. eertary, Mr. J. ~B. Sev
de8r mnot being a eamndidMt Tb. de.I
t1a -ecretarys. oMe6 a VtiI : "
Tennyson is deadi Vs v Mtoeknalus
a living influence. *slait .°° its
purity. its exgqule gta rapt; !oeee
it the lovelIst for ~t of esq: that
has bloomed ia ou tnort~ nhu yae,
Power's the Ie*Ral:# a e Col
lector fattened 'upon faQte derived
from colored ex--ioan solders wishes
them to vacate hisofioee.when they call.
Ex-Union soldiers, rally and see that
Powers vacate that office himselft
The Repubheans are panic Stricken..
Their best te are leasing them like
rats deserting a ainking ship, while
overy indication points to the most
overwhelming triumph the Democrat
ic party has ever experienced.-Baton
We heard a number of white dele
gales to the Republican District Con
ventiounstate that this was their last
trip to Republican conventions. It
was rather tough to see Patty with a
6Cct hand-bag containing a revolver
and a lot of Warmoth's blank promises
for places trying to bluff on one hand
and buy on the other.-Morgan City
Another prominent Republican has
come into the Democratic ranks and
taken a position under the banner of
tarid reform. This time it is Judge
Jacob D. Cox, who, at one time, was
the Governor of Ohio, and is,still one
of the most influential men in the Buck
eye State. baying been one of the
ablest leaders of the Republican party.
Why do we hear from friends of Mr.
Webb, and also friends of Judge
Gunby, that we are to have a fair elec
tion and an honest count? Are they
more in accord with theFoster return
ing ofilcers than Mr. Bostner?
"Forewarned is forearmed." Let
the Boatuer supporters lookout, for so
much talk of fair count is not alwa)s
to be construed as correct.-Beacon
Gov. Foster says that the nominee
of the 11th. of October convention will
receive the support of the administra
tion. Col Bosatner Is receiving the
support of both Foster and MeEnery
factions-lottery and anti-lottery men
-and any attempt to bring up the
dead issues of the past to inflame the
minds of the people and blind them to
Democratic duty, is a low piece of
demagogery, and as contemptible as
it is mean and llttle.--Bastrop Clari
The presence of Dave Martin, the
Philadelphia thug and repeater, at the
headquarters of the Republican Na
tional committee, is causing a large
number of respectable Republicans to
protest against the employment of the
services of such a iman in New York
campaign. Chairman Carter, how
ever, needs Martin in lhis business, anti
he will remain at headquarters with
the knowledge and consent of the
President who is perfectly willing to
profit by his dirty work.--States.
The St, Mary Banner cocks its ears
back and looks at the while Republi
can movement in the third district
with amazement. This "Lilly White"
Republican more haI been crystalizitit
for some time past, awaiting a favora.
ble opportunity to take active shape.
In 1884 it would have beaten Cleve
land in that district, if not in the
State. had it not been for the brave
fight made by such Democrats as S.
D. McEnery, Leon Jastremski and
others, and should it get a good foot
hold there now it will cause considera
ble trouble.-Capitol Item.
Four ex-Republicanr cabinet minis
ters are supporting Mr.Cleveiand ia this
campaign-hlugh MeCulloch, Walter
Q. Gresham, Carl Schurs and Wayne
MacVeagh. Two of them--Messrs.
McCullough and Gresham-are dis
tinguished ex-citizens of Indiana. It
is MeKinleyism, force-billism, billion
dollarism and Harrisonism that is
driving such men out ofthe G. O. P.
And the very same causes have
driven thousands of honest men out
of the party whose names are too
humble to attract newspaper comment
but whose votes will help swell Cleve
land's majority on the eighth of No
vember.-Baton Rouge Advocate.
There will be 3568 Representatives
in Congress after March 4, 1898. The
original number was sixty-five' Ithas
been changed eleven times in a general
way, besides the small addltions from
time to time by the admission of new
States. Tn 1798 the number of mem
bers was fixed at 105. In 1803 it was
made 141. and in 1818 the membership
was raised to 181. It was 218 in 1828,
and In 1883 the number provided for
was 240. In 1844 the House was re
dueced to only 228 members, and in
1858 there were 287. The apportion
meht of 1P68 ereated a Houease of 248
members, and in 1878-the number was
raised to 298. The act of 1881 fixed
the membership at 826, and next year
this number will have increased 81,
making a total membership of 866.
Candidate Whitelaw Reid ls ab ced
ing to the terms of the labor unioens in
the Tribune offce, the latest having
been the stereotypers.-N. O. Republi
Rats. When the devil was sick, the
devil a saint would be, when the devil
was well the devil a saint was be.
Minister IAncoln has been ordered
home fromEngland to save Ilinols for
aeWl1,000 all HEART shingles.
Apply to B. J. uWUlar, AGe.
".106 Suth Waabiagtongt
0 $V ZR h
The` fl ° 1erdeis ai be
coming uneasy about the evident
apathy of the angroes towards their
party in this campaign.
The marketed crop of cotton for the
first six weeks is 575,000 bales less
than was marketed for the first six
weeks in 1891.
Commissioner aamn's refriger
ating speculation in company with
ex-eonvict Miller, is hiving a decid
edly cooling effect upon President
Harrison's prospects for re-election,
according to Cardinal Beemis' state
ment of the Hotel Richelien in Chi
There were over 80,000 people in
attendance at the Democratic bar
becue at Quincy, Illinois last week.
The largest gathering ever known in
that country. Four stands were
erected for the speakers. Hon. W.
N. Springer, Senator Boger Q. =ý , 2
Hon. E. A. Stevenson, Gen. John
C. Black and ex-Congreesman Frank
Lawler took active parts in the pro
ceedings. Henry George, the single
tax orator, will deliver several
speeches for Cleveland in Chicago.
Democrady is looming up with great
shape in Illnois.
When men, poor men, despoiled of
their property by Weaver's Hessians
and cutthroats in Teasessee, called for
voochers, Weaver replied :
"I don't, give rebels in the South
vouchere. I . would rather furnish
rope to hang every d--m one of
When Weaver, the brazen political
hack, said be would rather "furaish
rope to hang every d-m one of them"
he was not a caddidate for president
on the third party ticket. Decent pee
pie in the South who were "rebel," or
had a "rebel" father or son to the Con
federate army, do not care a uap for
'what Weaver said of them.
Weaver writes himself down an ass
when he comes South to ask the peo.
pie he has villifLed sad slandered to
vote for him.-Caucasian.
Dead, but Did not Know It.
St. Peter (on a summer vecation, but
looking after business on this side)
See here I why haven't you been up my
Surprised Denizen of the Earth
Why, I'm not dead yet I!
St Peter-you deceive yourself :
you've Ieen dead some time' and- you
Are verv mluch in the way here.
Surpri.sed i)eizen,-1'll call in the
neigbbors to prove I'm alive and in
St. Peter-That's too muacih trouble.
liere's your hcal paper, the. Banner
D)emoerat, show tme your advertise
Our sister town tayville if to
have a meeting of heavy.weight
fighters in the persons, McAllister of
Texas and a Californian, for $500 a
side. Admission $1.--Delhi New
Where is confrere Mangham, he
certainly ought not to permit any
such wicked doings in his pious lit
But, confrere Morgan, the fight
was with gloves, recogniszed by our
law-makers. Then how could a
country newspaper man kick against
such authority? By the way, we
think the appellation "pious" is not
applicable. No longer than last
week a sanctified colored Methodist
minister, who liures within two miles
of town, was convicted in this court
for cruelty to animals. So you see,
neighbor, we will have to surrender
our claim as a pious town.-Beaeon
if you could send over a delega
tion of your citizens to study the
ways of Providence, brother Man
ghan we feel confident cruelty to
animals and other small vices would
soon become back numbers in your
interesting village. Suppose you
try it, the B-D will extend all the
providential hospitality possible
the visitors when they come. -
One yoke of WORK OXEN.
OEO. 8. OWEN,
-ke Providesee - - La.
Keeps on hand a large asmortsent of
-o3llns Made and Trimnmed to Order
il irof s8Alv