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Certelyou may court the pres
ideutial nomination, but the
peopie will respond: "We tell
Syou that you'll never get it"
It is noticed that the Archery
AsIdtai.. boetaias a number of
woin. Well, bless us, have not
mena learned to train the beaux
and shoot them with love's
Cehpismo's coofession of
having strangled the Leamea
cIi, furtlehr complicates the
ta.ged meLhes of Jutice. He is
Sthe ar. ledd of fnl the conspia
toes in that horrible tragedy.
I is gnatifying to noteihat the
good reads oveweeet is rapidly
enudie throughout the Sate.
-ea.t educatio". this question
is the .lst hmpostant to the gnm
eral public. It should "be ge
1he Sneedei d now a ple".
me the seeam to the edital
cir of (km. John McGrath, the
. ,"+~ Odtin Iange Truth.
Gi. Joh wl ds a redcmat pen.
st, sad uu m amr
jt she esem he espoemes
i4b at seni dle oho.
ATins ti i" Cormadn jMm'
fem mmoeged -a
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ii ben heralded
the length and
of tis land, the hideous
of the forcible debauch
aly, the outrages perpetrated
upos helpless women and inno
cent girls is New York City.
Several perpetrators of these
worse than savage deeds were
arrested and brought before the
tar of justice.
Now, mark the sequel of these
atrocious offenses! Three, six.
and twelve months imprisonment!
Little wonder that a premium is
thus offered these barbarian and
heathen perverts to defy every
law, human and divine and brave
the edicts of outraged justice!
What copception have these
Puritanical interpreters of law:
these "righteous judges" of 'high
moral ideas" of the inviolate
purity of women and the virtue
of girls? Out upon such inter
pretations of the sanctity and
inviolability of American homes
and American womanhood!
Why, Caligula with all his
bloodthirsty and cruel pro
pensities, or Nero who gloated
over the destruction of burning
Rome, while he sang his. ribald
songs, would scarce sanction such
atrocities perpetrated amid scopes
of peace and in the glow of
civilizatioa's highest and purest
Of such a miscarriage of justice
isbore the spirit' of mobocracy
adUhe result is lynch law. Far
better the latter--swift merclkess
and unyielding-than that mock
ery of law that incites to
diabolism and throws down every
barrier of safety that surrounds
the fair women and innocent girl
hood of this land. -
Thank God, the lofty ideal due
to Southbern maidenhood, wom
anhood and helpless childhood
is erected, on a standard so high,
so pure, so inviolate, that no
ruffianly brute or beastial mon
stroelty ot the human race dare
step within the charmed circle
that surrounds them, without
feelipg the swift descent of the
Damoeles sword that guards their
pwrity and virtu.
The promoters of this spirit of
disbolis i New York city must
aced prate of the sanctity of the
l They mast mees issue their
rs.m.iiamesmtoes gairst the
Souihm mr · od, the Western
ey,*Oe uawrittea law of
that swiftly punishes,
nor .ea rages, this spirit of
m d . idescribable
such mockeries of
ad as hasbeetn siows is
eOps _of Net York. that
m s crhisad. y: that
law; that invites the
OgOit Wir' -m the wind
uss h whirL d. -
Md.eirs . .a w, order. pro
itt ptihsresimeet in
Clis amiendes eqea
g sLu Ih a. public
assag1p il the outsaging the
# t` einm nd itsie irs,
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V ~i7_ q~. will
There it a powerful, oftquoted 9
and familiar axiom, "vox populi,
vox Dei," "the voice of the peo
ple is the voice of God" that is
distinctly applicable ,to the
American people. They are the ti
source of all power. They govern tj
themselves. They make and de- c
throne their rulers. They fashion
public opinion, because their wills
Public opinion when crystalized
is all potent. Under the method e
now coming in vogue-the pri- 6
mary--every individual voter is a o
sovereign in his own right. He h
cannot be misrepresented. He t
delegates his power to no man or a
set of men. He is the arbiter of a
his free will. He is a freeman '
and his decision is all powerful. p
When public opinion reaches it
that attitude that demands and
enforces clean methods, honest
dealings, the suppression of pub
lic robbery and public graft, then
and not until then will a huge and
irresistable wave of revolution in
the shape of reform sweep over
this land from ocean to ocean,
from the lakes to the gulf of
The movement has already
been inaugurated. It will gain a
resistless momentum as time
lapses until freedom will not be a
byword, the scoff and scorn of the
sons of liberty, but a potent
factor in all public affairs and
r Under the caption that heads
a this article, the New Orleans
Item, in noting the healthy revo
lution in public sentiment says:
Y "Public" opiqion is going to
s play a more direct and important
part in the future than it has
played in the pas#. Ever since
t the campaign of 18g6, the people
- have been gaining information on
i their affairs. For a while, during
. McKinley's terms in the White
House, the country seemed
- money-mad, but accompanying
e the hollow mockery of a cam
a paign made by Parker for the
t presidency and following that,
t the attention of the people
r became focused on popular ills
° "They don't demand reform
t because they are starving, because
they are pinched. But they de
mand it because it is American
and right. They are going to get
fair railroad rates, fair street car,
F gas, electric light. power and
water rates; they are going to
have their cities honestly and
intelligently governed and man
aged; they are going to have their
public men of a good class,
eflcdent, well paid and lot over
paid. They are going to insist
upon. the abolition of all traffic
that is injurious to the family life
and the public welfare; they are
going Ut* have their courts clean,
heir newspapers cleaw, their
atres, state and national,
cleandhonest and effcient.'
. lspeaking of the end of the
farce of the clasb betwe6&
Federal and State Comats of Nasth
Carolina. as to the enforcement
of railroad sates, and the attempt
to .llifg the State la, the New
<rnn States says President
Roosevelt faded to do as public
at the North, demsaded
to i fe.dei power. The States
'e i., at ly s that, Judge
ischrd ha e ~W~ed h.upower
a agpbe of the Fedsql jdi
, º. b et ate beers the 4 hdpatic
and ." loar. -
b.ig." t, d t, t a ether
Sic birCh had good su en to
3f the sawm ig euer
ae tedeeal piewej Notlb
4~~nZ "A mda a
the sentiment expressed hbyjustice
lotterr,of tlhe -SuprcE-r -C -t oa
Pennsylvania. in a lettcr, to (ov.
Folk saying that ' cdcr.tl Judges
"-re conistantly interfi in. % ith
tbat which do.ts- nut c,,,)cein
then." Jutic: PI'uttr fter ci to
the intcrference ~ th S:ate laws
that only by v\iolcz:t cul:ntUction
could be broughit \i thin lcFederal
Bienville Fair Catalogue.
The.+bnthern Si ntitt.I ackniowl
edges thet receipt. from lDr. T. .
terpc'll.eecretary, of tlCe c':talogue
of the Btenvilice Pat i-h Fair to be
held September 17-2.., l1417. It
is a neat pariiphlet of 73 pages,
with a full list ,if prenitiins for
agricultural anI! other exhibits.
This fair promises to be a com
plete success in it.s ,everal depart
We believe that we have,
without a doubt, about as nice
a line of toilet waters as any
one in the city, and hope you
will inspect our assortment
before you make a Furchase.
A few drops of nice toilet
water in the wash basin in the
morning will make you feel
good and happy for the rest
of the day.
We have all the popular
odors: Violet, Lavender, Lilac,
etc., etc.; Amonlas Water we
have also. This is the most
popular toilet water we have
ever handled; such a sweet,
fragrant odor for the handker
chief and toilet..
Gentlemen prize it very.
highly as a refreshing tonic to
the skin after shaving, and
ladies delight in using a small
quantity in connection with
CITY 1)RUC CO.
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Fruit and Product
We are p ared to ship the
very best 'ai and Produoe to
all sections on short notice at
Lowest Prices. W are also
baying and soliciting consiga
eata of chickens and egg.
Prompt aid athrfactory rotnm
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, La.
The Louisiana State University has made many improvements durinie the last year. and
olers advantages that cannot be surpassed in the Routh. Tne success of her alumini
proves that nowhere else can the youth of Louisiana ,bhtain better preparation for the
battle of life.
Excellent courses in mathematics, sciencs. and languages: civil. electr:cal sad mechan
ical engineeriag; agriculture,. commerce and mechanic arts; sugar chemistry and sugar
eaginering. Professional departments of law and of phalos.phy and education. Large
library and well supplied reading rooms. Fully equipped, up-to-date laboratories &ad
workshops, Thirty-six buildings in mi.st beautiful ground.. Forty instructors and flre
hundred and forty-nine students last sessioun.
TUITION PREE to all students from Louisiana. Board and other necessary expenses
$1M fur session of nine months. ression o ens September 1r. I9'..
For further information or catalogue. address.
J. L. WESTBROOK, Secretary.
W. O. WILLIAMS
Diamonds, Watches All Makes of
Clocks, Jewelry Sewing Machines
Musical Instruments and attachments
Pistol and Rifle Cartridges
Shot Guns, Rifles- Fine R. R. Watch and
Pistols and Jewelry Repairing
Shot Gun Shells a Specialty
A New Grocery Store
Corner Jones and Main St.
Mr. A. C. Ham desires to inform the public that he
has opened up a first-class Groccery Store and will keep
constantly on hand a full line of staple and fancy gro
ceriesat the lowest market prices.
A. C. HAM, Prop.
Free Delivery - - Phone 33
We have added a new line of .dry goods and
noti is to cur otherwise complete stock
Carries a full line of
Fancy Family Groceries, Notions
Produce Bought and Sold
A portion of your patronage is solicited
Located e Mal Street ar Rock hIlud Depot. eiv. as a ca
TAYLOR & SMITH
Free belivery . Phone u
Durability is the True Economy of Paint
Zihe makes paint durable.
Zinc is tooth and elastie.
ZEec will not chalk; kles will.
Zino is not poisono.; lead is.
Zinc is much whiter than lead.
Zien abmsrbs 50 per cent more oil than lead.
Zeme overs one third more surface than lead. -
Go to the. south abd west side of any building painted
4 two yrear with pure white lead and oil and you cuan rub
the "paint" 0i oa your hand like whitewash.
Ruchitr's Drale Paint is over a Fourth Lead, but over O.
mane w o nhl cr the wa aaýN oQ oý
THE EBERSON PAINT COMPANY
St. Louis, Baltimore, Toledo,- New Orleans, Seattle
(EO. B. SPANOLER, Agt.
P ,,, r UUR"Ln, LO .AI.MA
A am dteea eti~g placewhr l the
ahes is mh be ahadat all time
a'7** w -.MONROE,