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FRIDA", July 8, r, S.
WI had th cw It w k
while in, Eln:on i'ue, T~ t
1in , in the & bf't b ; e a:,,.t n
and advice, of an attntrl' t(i stiIl
further t':flhe, F1 tri.m. ji
was intenIid to 't dtown thed !Pi ,
er of tihe 1; '',, url' in i"V''
usse,;,sm .nts, .fnl I t'orc tii(en; into
the cour'ts if the(v disanre, ,, with
the 4tsessor wia, is .;'i;ointi\-,
while the Iry is el- tive.
Old iiarc! Bill Ann:s wt tan theo
(Capital Item into "m.krit ...
Democratic sheet, and th;,n sold a
half interest in it to the Populists,
or to Cong(re-s4mllan Roiei'rtson, we
don't know which, pretcnded great
astonishment last week at a :. 75
suit of clothes we wore. Well,
Uncle Bill, if we worked at our
trade 44 years as nyo say you have
done, and then have neither cash
nor credit to sport a (,") cent shirt
front, guess we'll stand ot! and
growl like you at the hustiint
soung fellow who does.
Some papers in this State which
never question the votes of 40 or
more Democrats on the same ques
tion, seemed terribly :larlned at
the votes of t; Populists in favor
of excepting New Orleans from
the operations of the Sunday law.
And yet these papers would howl
muehly if the Seventh Day Ad
ventists should get in* control and
enact a. Saturday law, or if the
Baptists should and require every
one to be dipped under the water,
or the Methodists who would re
quire us all to shout at their camp
meetings. Remember friends, that
religious zeal monkeying with the
laws and the State produced the
witch-burning puritans of our own
5ountry, the Roman Inquisition
and old Nero himself.
The Popolists who voted for the
keljly btil have a liberal respect
for other peoples, and patriotism
ibroad enough to become states
men in time, opportunities being
Sequal. Though the Skelly bill
will hardly become a law this ses
The enormous expense of the
at war is justified on the
,'-wln, that alter it ends Spain
ilUbe requiqred to foot the bill,
•-may as well be imdorstood now
tio mntter what indemnity
~ b required of the vanquished,,
awot help the tax-payers any,;
i ib will still have the interest and
,oaipal of the bonds to pay, and
I -a not one dollar of indemnity
Rfe uased for that purpose. Nor
war taxes he materially re
years, if ever. It is on
tthe policy of the party
4 r, and will be the policy of
eor, if it has any, to ac
the people tobheavy taxa
under the inspiration bf patri
so they may become used to
;1y indemnity that Spain may
iibe used as a basis for ad
)overnmentt jobbery, and
~in the least lighten the
Sthe ta-payersa.- Farm
Iklothlng can be pro
ork is the producer of
ow, olthen,i is it that
lme to he distinctively a.
class? Is it that some
~schemaab? which they
:, withoun wk theirn b
Alt iied alL mad into
wo cgne, be
ihle~-.M:ZL: J this ~
In response to a call from their
respective heads, the Populist Na
tional Committee, the Populist Re
organization Committee, and the
Refoirm Press Association met in
()mahn, Nebraska, last week for
tihe purpose of reviewing the situ
ation, ,and(l, if piossibl, to settle the
liffcrcences existing between the
middle-of-thc-roa:(lcrl and the fu
The Il:fr: io'r ire: and the Re
,r~.i' t'.2.it , ( .' , Coij ,Oittee, nf mb! er
in k' t 1.1 '. , ý ,( , , l JtOne 1", alrd
after tr.ie: ctil;int l1^ rfi l;ti' ,u.siness,
The Reform Pi(s:; Acsociation
re1 t'cted( its oldi oilice,'rs.
Theo National Committee met on
June 15, ant( aftter i;inor ' business
101( beef attetl(ied to Mr. Butler,
the chairman, Appointed a confer
ence. comui+iittee to meet with a sim
ilar comrb ittye appointed by Mil
ton Park. chair'niial of the Rofr
itaInization coin:litte, for the pur
pPse of arr;ani;,n harmony end
mlnpping out the future policy.
Th 1se conu.nittee handed in a re
port, of which the following is a
1. No proporition looking to
fusion with any p,lii ical party
shall be made or ente:utaiued by the
officers or members of the Nation
2. No member of the National
Committee shall give any advice
or interfear in any state or con
gressional campaign unless offi
cially requested to do so by the
legally constituted local authori
ties and no advise shall be given
except in interest of populist can
3. The National Chairman in
submitting all questions to the
members of the National Commit
tee sha.ll refrain from making any
arguments looking to the influenc
ing of any member of the cdmmit
4. The National nominating
convention of the people's party
shall be held at least thirty days
before the Natitional nominating
conventions of the democratic or
5. The basis of representation
in the next National convention of
the people's party shall he upon
straight populist votes, of record,
cast for populist state candidates
at any election held in 1892 or
6. All new members of the Na
tional committee elected, or to be
elected by regular state conven
tions, shall be recognized as mern
bers of this committee.
The report was unaniunsly
adopted by both committees and
bids fair to heal the breach .in the
party, it adhered to.
Neither the Reorganization Conm
mittee nor the National Commrnittee
loses its identity. Both are to con
tinue as heretofore, each laboring
in its sphere for a common end
the welfare of the party. The
chairman of the committees remain
The meeting adjourned June 17.
Among the prominent attend
ants at the Omaha meeting were
Wharton Barker, Senators Allen
and Butler, Boyee of Idaho, Jno.
Phillips of Georgia, Morgan of Ar
kansae, Joe Parker of Kentucky,
Burkett of Mississippi, Hon. II.
L. Bently of Texas.--Southcrn
We see from the Omaha papers
that the Milton Park and Wharton
Barker disorganizers who bolted
the action of the national commit
tee, called a meeting and stayed in
session for a day or two after the
committee had adjourned. The
Omaha Bee announces that they
issued a long manifesto, two or
three columns long," which was
drawn principally by Parker, Bar
ker and one or two others. They
wound up by calling a national
convention of their bolting ele
ment to meet at Cincinnatti on
September 4th, to nominate a bolt
ing Presidential ticket for. the
campaign of i900. Of course a
few sorehead, self-constituted del
egates can be scraped up in every
State to go to this rump conivep
tion provided .their expenses are
paid, and of course Barker and
Park can get themselves named as
candidates to head' such a rump
ticket. Again we congratulate the
Peoples Party upon being rid of
this small, noisy, and troublesome
element' of ~isorganizers.-N. C.
Prosperity can not be made by
attileial means. It must grow up
outf the ground.. So lonig as the
Sof farm products are con
falicig there can be no gen
S p ro ity. When one-half
:Jctiant has no money to
m-nercPet must sell less,
: t"d :grow duller.-Columbus
As Milton Park and l:Harry Tram
cy Saw It.
From the Southern Mercury
Dallas, Tex., edited by Milton
Park Chairman of the National
Organization tNashville) Commi' -
tee of the Peoples Party and flar
Elsewhere, in this issue, will be
found the prooccdlings of the Oma
ha mieeting of the Populist Nation
al Committee. The National ()r
annizatton Committee and the Re
form Press Association.
Now that the chairman, and oth
er leading fusion menimbers of the
first mentioned have agreed to act
as straight Populists should; have
pr:Imised that no more fusion prop
ositions shall originate with or he
entertainedl by them, and have
agreed to the calling of a nonuiuna
ting convention at least 30) days
before either of the old parties,
it is but just and fair that we should
accept their representations as
made with all sincerity.
They have doubtless realized the
error of their past course, and
whatever may he the motive, or
cause, of their change, matters lit
tle. That the change has come,
should hobe sullfficient.
The Populist party has suffered
more from internal wranglings
a thousand times more-than it
has from any outside agency, and
the simplest reasoning ntist im
press us with the necessity of a
united line, before we can success
fully undertake to even defend
our principles, much less to act
aggressively against the despoilers
of liberty-the old(1 parties.
"The proof of the pudding is
the eating," and'if Mr. Butler' and
his retainers henceforth touch
shoulders with those who have
from the first upheld pure Popu
lism, we cannot but be thankful
for an ally whose coming has not
only strengthened our own ranks,
hut has taken the most potent
force from our enemies.
Then lot the cry of "fusionist"
be hushed till we have better evi
dence than surmises that all is not
well. The Mercury, for one, pro
poses to carry out its part of this,
and we trust all others who wish
Populist principles pushed to vic
tory, will do likewise.
Omaha seems to be a charmed
place. At least the most success
ful Populist convention and Popu
list conference have been held there.
By Mr. Meatier-An act to reg
ulate the practice of barbering and
to create a state board of barbers.
House bill No. 367.
This paragraph was clipped
from the legislative proceedings
reported in the Picayune of July
1. A few days since there was
submitted a bill to create a board
of public printing. Now it is in
tendedl to regulate the practice of
barbering. Why not create acts
and boarils to regulate dealing in
futures, the selilin. and drinking
of intoxicants, medicines, dry
goods, groceries and all things es
sential to men and beasts' Why
not hold the professions, all trades
and avocations, to special judicial
regulation ? Why not create a
board to manipulate matrimonial
alliances, and a board to kill or
muzzle at least one-half the two
legged jackasses unrestrained, who
imagine the world will collapse
when they are flesh no more ?
Outwittced by a Farmer.
It is told of ex-President Rlth
erford B. Hays that while attend
ing school at Kenyon college be
was in the habit of taking daily
walks into the country. These trips
were shared by two intimate com
panions who were of a fun-loving
disposition which frequently g~ot
them into trouble. On one occa
sion they more than met their
match in an old farmer whom they
met on the highway. The .long
white beard of the farmer gave
him a patriarchal appearance, and
while he was approaching the stu
dents, they arranged to give him a
One of thoem doffed his hat with
great reverence and respect as he
said, "Good morning, Father Abra
The second saluted the old farm
er and said, "Good morning, Fath
Mr. Hayes, not to be outdone in
affability and politeness, extended
his hand as he said "Good morn
ing, Father Jacob !"
Ignoring the outstretched hand
of Mr. Hays, the old farmer re
plied, "Gentleman, you are mis
taken in the man, I am neither
Abraham, lsltac nor Jacob, but
Saul,. the son (,f Kish, who was
sent out to seek his father's asses,
and o10 iI have found them."
hold tiurrdtiate, by all Ieas send. for
flfiotR.ng., u ;s.9. and SBfl 8tiu Ca
nili 8$ees~h~. mrchJ5-~4m.~
,pa h -roectih t ill Pr1"vok
in? in ti, \bWaters -Aroudl the
iWarsýhips--An Accident to the
Terr'or ProNiSed ()nce to Ca:us
These 'Ile drearvy d(tys for the
infen on the bloe:kade. To teaunl
1lncOfasi.l I 1n,10) i(1 (IOWan ti.1!(Wt
tinder the Iun, of the rcinoify, to,
have the shlell tof Santa (Cla u' iand
Morro bioil the water :;htut thert
at times and not le :tllowed to) I e
ply, to have all ports c('lo:;'d talnd
the seas drive them to the w:ird
roo(m or the herth deck, where the
ulercury crawl«s up to 91.0 or 1(,1,
to endur aill this whitle their corn
rades an, h:tv'i si'irrinr times
around (]a.,tine(, tr.'.s the heart of
our sailor' men. They tcal thlir
mlonoton('us helat "the cinder path."
UIp and dowvn, day ani night, \wi1h
a stfPllnin SInl overhea,( or':a
I WIashinf over tlecks 1no ice. no
fresh foeol, full coal bunkers boe.
tween them and the supply stores
at Key ,V West--who wonders if thov
growl a little at times?
They are surItln(l,(l by 'dian
gers, too, for the Spaniards at the
guns of Havana do not reco(,VizA
the bl)ock:ti :s "ta ec' ICfl" t ::d I se,
no opport!on tv to ser(l st'l (pro
test whistling out to sea. Ti henks
to their hadl markTsmlhU a hi, ih:.es(
p olests have thus far l ro\. e(1 harm
less. But 12 inch shells have,, ,l
en close enough to our siips to
make the men wary.
Sometimes they have narrow
shaves. Just the other night, while
a heavy wind was blowing inshore,
one of the Terror's engines broke
down. It would have been a tri
fling matter at any other time or
place, but in the range of Spanish
batteries it was serious. The mon
itor was about five miles offshore
and haul but one engine with which
to fight her way against the strong
wind that threatenedl to carry her
right under the sguns of Ha.vana.
The men were called to quarters,
and had their disabled ship drifted
inshore they would have given goodj
account of themselves. The Span1 -
iards at San Juan know a few
things about the Terror's 10 inch
guns. They know, too, what a
small and dangerous target the
squat little monitor makes, and
their Havana brethren would have
learned the same lesson, but the
one engine won the battle with the
wind and sea and carried the ship
to safety at the speed of one knot
Just a few nights before this the
former !ighthouse tenlder Man
grove, now a man-o'-war, with the
usual darirg of the vessels of the
mosquito fleet, ran within 1 miles
of the batteries. Morro's searci
light found her, and, exposed as
she was by the light, she made a
fine mark for the Spanish gunners.
The Terror lying a little further out
at sea, realized the vessel's peril
ran right for the broad band of
light. The Splaniards on Morro
sawthe larger vessel anti turned
their attention to her. The Man
grove was released and slipped
away into the darkness. She ran
inshore so close that the men on
Morro could not sufficiently de
priess their searchlight to make it
hoar on her and scudded up the
coast. Having released her little
comrade the monitor put to sea.
New York Sun.
THE NEW WAY.
WO EN. ueed
to think "fa
S could only be
. treated after "lo.
kept thousands of
silent about their
Wine of Clrdul has now demon
strated that ntne-teothe of all the
casos of ienstrual disorders do
not reqlime a physictan' attention
at alL The simple, pure
tlken tI the pfrtvcy of awoman's
own home Insures quick relief and
"speedy cure. Women need not
hesitate now. Wine of Crdutl re
quires no humillating'examlna
tions for its adoption. It cures any
disease that comes under the head
of "female troubles"--disordered
ipnses, falling of. the womb,
"whites," changi of life, Itmakes
women beatirl by making them
well. It keeps them young by
keeping them healthy. $1.00 )st
the drug store.
fPor advice h se wa nrlpse rpscui
w.L AIO,M.D4sp,, is..gqm
AN OPEN LETTER
WE ARE ASSERTING IN THE COURTS OUR RIGHT 'TO
THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF TIlE WORD ,,CASTORIA," AND
"PITCHER'S CASTORIA," AS OUR TRADE MARK.
I, DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of "CA ST ORI A," the same that
has borne and does now bear r. o every
the fae-simile signature of wrapper.
This is the original "CA ST 0 RI 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 i0
the kind you have alivays bought on the
and has the signature of ~ 9' wrap
per. No one has authorit': from me io uis:: :iy name except
The Centaur Company, of which Chas. HI. i,~,,i " is President.
March 24, 1898.< .
Do Not Be DeceiT ed,
Do not endanger the life of your chi!di by accepting
a cheap substitute which some druggist may offer you
(because he makes a few more pennies 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.
THE CGNTAUR GOMIPANy, 77 MURRAY IOTRET, WV YQ ,R GITP.
Vict0oia Lumhfiy CO ,
---- IANUFACTURERS OF --
SASH, DOORS, BLINDed, TUX N~i
COLUMNS, MOULIIN(G S, BASE,
BRACKETS, CASTINGS, ,MATELS,
CISTERNS,' and all kinds of. special
interior finish, andt Mill Wo-rk
Write for prices.
Spring Street. - - - SREV.PORT. LAO
,1 in selecting the shoes and
Srubbers we are offering you
thisseason. We might hhave
' bought som, for kss money,
i , but we knew they woH
g not satisfy the people who I
buy their shoes from us. In selling
though, we make the prices as little
as anybody's and lower than anyone
else in this neck of woods.
YOU TAKE NO CHANCE~ I
here. You know that our guar
antee is backed by the largest and
best of the world's shoe makers.
WILLIAMSS \CTAVER k & O'QUIN.
Third annual encampment of the
Ebenezer Holiness camp meeting,
situated three miles northeast of
Montgomery, La., and six miles
southeast of St. Maurice, La.
Will begin August 2d, and last un
til August 12th. Grounds sur
rounded by mineral springs which
supply plenty of water for drink
ing and other purposes.
The services will be conducted
by Bros. R. M. Guy of Meridian,
Miss., and W. A. Dodge of East
Point, Georgia, and Sister E. J.
Rutherford of Ennis, Texas.
The object of this meeting is the
conversion of sinners and the sanc
tification of believers. "Follow
peace with all men, and holiness,
without which no man shall see the
Lord." We ask the prayers of all
christians, that the Lord may meet
with us and bless us.
All denominations are invited to
participate. Every one come pre
pared to take care of himself. All
invited ministers and workers will
be properly provided for and en
tertained. Meals and lodging can
be procured at reasonable rates.
Address W. W. O'Neal, Mont
gomery,-La., if you wish to tent
or build. Address Hy. H. Mc
'Cain, St. Maurice, La., as to
routes, Imean. of travel, or any
J. . ,icCAIN.
F. M. McCAIN.
W. E. HAIfRISON.
T. G. SEIF,
BUTLERI'S LAN ING,.
DRY GOODS. GROCERIES,
HARD) W\ARE, NOTIONS and
Pays the HIGIHsT PRICE tor
Chickens, Eggs. Iides, Tallow,
Beeswax, and all country produce.
And will sell goods for eash at
the lowest possible figures.
Give hun a trial.
With 40-horse-power boiler, and a
10,000 capacity Shw-mnil! complete,
ready for use.
Will sell on easy terms, or very
low for cash.
D. R. KNIGHT.,
Knight's Mill, near Natchitoches.