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FRIDAY, May 6, 89g8.
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The pty in te United States ar
my is as follows: Captain per an
num, $1800; first lieutenant, $1500;
second lieutenant, $1400. Order
ly sergeant, per month, $25; other
sergeants $20; corporals, $17.50;
privates $13.50. This is exclusive
of rations that are furnished offi
cers and men.--Times.
Two car loads of Irish potatoes
were shipped, from Ouachita par
ish last . week. They will bring
about $1.50 per bushel. This is
the kind of farming that pays. If
we had a railraad that would carry
off` such products the farmers of
this parish could soon see some
money in farming. But as long as
we have no road, truck farming
will not pay as it is too far to mar
SiLvEaR Crrr, New Mex.,
May 1, 1898. i
'I. L. Brian, Natchitoches, La.
Our Cowboy regiment will leave
for Cuba, Tuesday. Unless I fail
on examination will be with them.
T'elt my inquiring friends to meet
m e in Havana.
°.-Will write you a long letter in
I Ise fail to get through.
"Remember the Maine."
SAM D. KEARNEY.
n :. lmroe, La., May 3.--Work on
lthe Manroe and Natchitchbes Rail
r- was begun yesterday. W.
:,; FIerguson, formerly roadmas
f tr of the Vicksburg, Shreveport
lP~ cilBailroad Company, has
of men cutting out the
i: f way, He began opera,
: ;abouta mile west of Monroe.
K *aok will continue on a small
bthe .Monroe Railway and
on Company until the
t are perfected with
Bernhelmer, of St. Louis,
capitalist and railroad
of t e west, who, with
ias agreed to furnish the
iatSe ary to complete the
'will not undertake to do
on aceount of the
.P -Dily Picayune.
A.N y I. of Natc. ,a
Scaptain; H. -P.
at;' J. A. Sewall
A. D. Land,
, Land Jr.,
; `:W . Ie ton . : 1
mui ; ;I
Last Sunday evening about 5
T o'clock, which was 5 a. m. in Ma
nila, our Asiatic Squadron under
Commodore Dewey, steamed into
Manila Bay which was' supposed
to be lined with torpedoes and
mines, and where floated a Spanish
fleet backed up by 60 or 70 guns
a of the fortifications of Manila and
Our fleet had no first class battle
) ship like the Indiana, Iowa or Ore
,gon, nor even our best cruisers
I. like the Brooklyn or New York,
r' but she had five good cruisers, two
.r or three smaller gunboats, a dis
); patch boat and a collier. Her larg
Sest guns were 8-inch, of which
she had 10. The Spanish fleet had
nearly double the number of ves
)s eels, though many of them were
r- inferior and old fashioned, but it
was thought the guns from the
f forts of Manila and Cavito would
y more than make up the difference,
)f and with the mines in the harbor
1e would put our feet in great danger.
g But risking the chances, for
which Amerias are noted, having
confidence in the bravery and skill
of his gunners and crew, knowing
what was expected of him by half
a continent of freemen whom he
represented, brave George Dewey
e led the fight, and for two hours he
ii and his noble crew poured shot and
1. shell into the Spanish ships and
It forts, rallying to the battle-cry,
"Remember the Maine."
n In that time the Sparish flag
ship and its captain had gone down,
the Spanish Admiral saving him
self and flag by removing a few
minutes before to a small vessel,
two others of their ships had either
gone up or down, and our fleet
withdrew to the opposite side of
the bay to land her wounded and
t make connection with the insur
e gents, who were expected to attack
e the cities from the rear.
The fight was then renewed and
I three more Spanish ships destroy
s ed, while three were so badly dis
a abled that the Spaniards burnt
them to avoid capture,
I The Spanish fleet was silenced
and practically wiped out, having
e lost nine ships that we know of,
9 with none of ours lost, though one
disabled. Then Commodore Dew
ey-sent a demand to the Govaemor
General of the Islands to surren
- der, he refused, and Dewey de
dared he would shell the cities, but
the only telegraph was out and we
have had no word of the risalt up
I to the issue of the daily' Bpapers i
T'hursday morning. There is little j
ddabt however, that our flag now 1
So4ite over a good sised slice of
tptry in the far BEast, and Euro- 1
nations are speculating as to
bM we will do with it. Al na.
tnle agree that this is one of the
great naval battles ot modern I
At the coanstational convention I
h deferred the legislature meet
'ng for its coue.lease it is in or- I
der to create a perpetual ruler, t
abolish the legislature and then I
tell the people that' Vanderbilt's t
famous .expresis fits them,-
Shreveport Tim es.
We i*ri from the foregoing
Sthat the Coastlti4lal convention t
has pot ed thp seseio of the a
Legislatiu whl. wma to hive I
Ibaim tm mit Mo dy. They 1
have alesd ba d days longer a
thai the t-e ar its d by the pow"
ereting the ,and coolly ap
Iproprat~-i the ts to'pay for it,
maudnow that thut have postponed
like4 islatun tthey will vitn
thewailvsh sk 90 acres tad a
a peuloie end on
4.. a ne they
i There are about 16 men, some of
- them with their wives and children,
r quartered at a $2.00 per day hotel
) in this city, going up and down
I throughout the parish selling the
I "Home Comfort" stoves, which
1 they call "Steel Ranges."
They sell them at the modest
i figure of $65.00 cash, or $73.00 on
time. So far as we know they
haven't offered to sell one in town,
3 but prefer to play upon people
- (especially' colored ones) removed
from towns, where reasonable pri
ces on the finest stoves are better
Their stoves-the samples at
- least-are doubtless steel, and may
- be cast steel, and they have their
intended victims test them with a
club axe--as if stoves were used
for meat blocks, anvils or railroad
Several years ago this same
t "wrought iron" humbug, sold 3
or 4 hundred of these stoves in
this and Winn parishes, and took
out between 15 and 30 thousand
dollars, and we'll wager a box of
stove polish that there isn't a half
dozen of that sale yet standing, and
the one or two that are, are burnt
Every blacksmith will tell you
I that the old cast iron, of which the
ordinary stove is made, will stand
the fire longer than the finest cast
steel or wrought iron. Then you
know that you can buy the best
No. 8, Charter Oak, Buck's Bril
liant or any other standard make
I for 18 to 35 dollars, with five
times the ornaments and useful
kitchen furniture. You can buy
from your merchant, or have him
order them, and help him in his
business which pays taxes here,
and otherwise assists you.
Then why should you help these
fellows pay their $2.00 a day board
bills and fatten a company and a
lot of people away off yonder in
some other State
Walking down Poydras St. New
Orleans, a few days ago, I saw a
stove marked $4 70 .which would
do all the cooking needed by one
half the families that will be per
suaded by one of those oily-tongu
ed agents to sign a $78 00 note for
a "steal range,"-over 3 bales of
cotton to pay it!
Then I thought of what my father
used to say of fruit agents-that
with a book of red pictures they
could take a bunch of old field per
simmon sprouts and sell them for
the finest kind of apple trees,
Don't be so foolish !
The Result-and the Howls.
'he Convention has now been
at labor 81 days, and the result is
summed in the dispairing hows,
which the three Democratic organs
in this city, set up. The States
howls thusly: "In the interest of
the party, in the hope that the Con
vention would do nothing worse
than the suftrage clause, we essay
ed to defend it before the people.
But we absadon the task. It can
not bedeftended, It will not stay
defended. There are some men in
the convention who have not dis
appointed expectations; but the
Convention as a body has in plain
Anglo-Saxon simply gone to hbeli."
The Times-Democrat utters ·this
lamentation: "The Convention has
brought discredit on' itself by its
action in regard to the city legis
lation. Its previous,. action in re
gard to the suftrage, when it final- i
lyadopteda sufferage. system af
ter having once rejected it, and
their mistakes had been accepted
by the people as evidence merely
of great weakness, but no such ex- I
ouse can be offered when a majori
ty of the Convention joins forces
with Fitzpatrick and- legisates in
tlieintireet' of him and his ring,
and in their effort to regain pos
suloa of thie treasury of New Or
bins. If ye want s political rev
otoltm, geiitlemen of the Conven
W. :geet our sehes froa
b turn bot in the
I vention, just go on as you are go
f Andl the Picayune closes the cho
rus of the wails of woe: "But if
l it should at last turn out that this
city is to be turned over, bound
hand and foot, to be ravished by a
e rapacious, unscrupulous and mer
ciless gang of politicians, those
members of the Convention who
t shall have consumated such a crime
D will be responsible for the destruc
tion of the Democratic party in
Louisiana, for the people of the
e State's great city will rebel against
I the outrage perpetrated on them
by a Democratic Constitutional
r Convention. These people under
stand that Democracy is defined by
t the Convention to mean for them
y despoiling and ravishment by po
r litical plunderers, and they will
R indignantly repudiate and reject
I such Democracy. They will not
I endure to be sold out for the bene
fit of politicians in the country
a parishes, and they will rise up to
3 strike.down every man who shall
have combined to compass the
z city's undoing."
l These flaming and inflammatory
f editorials, appearing in three Dem
f ocratic contemporaries, "all to
I wunst"--and one of the morning
t organs reproducing, in flaring
black-head form, the evening or
i gan's red-hot howl-may have been
mere coincidences evolved from
I the dominating conditions which
I suddenly confronted them, but
there is about them, and surround
ing them, what Mr. Blaine used to
Scall "a suspicious contemporane
ousness." There are ear-marks in
them all which indicate a common
I origin, and most surely disclose a
Whatever the Convention may
have done thus far, and to The
Item, neither its advocath nor its
organ, having no political affilia
tion with its membership and dis
crediting its purpose in ehdvance,
it certainly deserved other excuse
for an assult upon it than this fear
from future ring government in
New Orleans. Judged from the
result of two reform movements
in office, our city can suffer from
worse things than ring rule, bad
as they have been and may be.
The Item's complaint against
the Convention is based on higher
ground than a miserable quarrel
with "Fitzpatrick's gang." What
we object; to is the seeming fixed
purpose of the Convention to per
petuate election rascality in the
whole of Louisiana. This does
not seem to concern our howling
Democratic contemporaries, for
in all their columns of lamenta
tjons there is not a sound for hon
The result over which those
Democratic contemporaries have
set up a suspiciously contempora
neous howl is a very small result
compared with what will be occa
sioned when the Convention shall
have framuned a Constitution under
which Fostcr's State ring can wax
and grow fat, can stuff ballot box
es calore. When that result has
been attained it will be interesting
to listen to the quality and charac
ter of the howls these same con
temporaries will then indulge in.-
Some people claim that we are
fighting "to free a lot of negroes
in Cuba." Slavery was abolished
in Cubatwo years ago, and there
is not nearly so many negroes there
in proportibn to whites as in Lou
yev. J. A. Hendricks is deliver
ing somne excellent sermons in th(
meeting, now going on at the Bap
tist church in this clty, and the
audiences are daily increasing in
size and 4nterest.
AN OPEN LETTER
WE ARE ASSERTING IN THE COURTS 'OUR RIGHT TO
THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE WORD "CASTORIA," AND
"PITCHER'S CASTORIA," AS OUR TRADEMARK.
I, DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Hyznnis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of "CASTORIA," the same that
has borne and does now bear ,,,~ . on every
the fac-,simile signature of 4' wrapper.
This is the original "CASTO R I A" which has been used in
the homes of the Mothers of America for over thirty years.
LOOK CAREFULLY at the wrapper and see that it is
the kind you have always bought . j on the
and has the signature of C , wrap
per. No one has authority from me to use my me except
The Centaur Company, of which Chas. H. fteter is President.
March 24,1898. ; .D.
Do Not Be Deoeived.
Do not endanger the life of your child I accepting
a cheap substitute which some druggist gy og r you
(because he makes a few more peinies on it), the in.
gredients of which even he does not know.
"The Kind You Have Always Bought"
BEARS THE SIGNATURE OF
Insist on Having
The Kind That Never Failed You.
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