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VOL. V. NATCHITOCHES, LA., SEPTEMBER 16. 1898.
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SIGNS OF DEMOCRATIC VIC.
TORY THIS FALL.
Tbh Boldiers Candidate for Governor of
Minnesota-While the Republicans Are
Nominating Machine Politicians -
Shoddy for Democratic Soldiers.
Minnesota's Soldier Candidate.
The democrats of Minnesota have
nominated John Lind for governor and
he has ancepted the nomination. He
has served as a member of congress
from Minnesota and for many years
has been connected with the public af
fairs of the state.
A peculiarity of this nomination is
that the candidate is a lieutenant in the
Twelfth Minnesota regiment, now at
Camp Thomas, Chickamauga, under
orders to move to the extreme front.
He will not return to Minnesota for
political work, but, barring accidents
from death, wounds or disease, will re
main in the field as long as the war
lasts. He will depend on the people to
fight his battles while he is fighting
The republicans in various states are
engaged in the quarrels of factions to
make some battered old politicians
their candidates. The machine leaders
are manipulating the primaries and
conventions for the sake of the spoils
that are to be gathered. In some cases
where the condition of republican af
fairs is desperate they may be looking
around for the war to develop a hero
whom they can draft as a candidate.
.Roosevelt is the hope of each of the
antagonistic republican factions in
New York. But it is quite uncertain as
yet whether he will turn out to be a
hero or more than a dime novel hero.
The Minnesota democrats have se
lected a candidate for governor from
the line-not from the field and staff.
The democratic party is the natural
friend of the soldiers. It is the war
party and has been from the beginning.
This fact is shown by the democrats
of Minnesota in the nomination of a
soldier candidate for governor.
In 1896, when McKinley had 54,000
majority in Minnesota, John Lind, then
the fusion candidate for governor, was
defeated by only 3,500 majority. As
there has been a great growth of silver
sentiment since 1896, there is a good
prospect for his election this year.
REED WILL 00 DOWN.
A good deal of interest is manifested
in some well known congressional con
teots which will be decided next No
The reports from Maine are that,
$e Iser Reed will have some difficulty
o ecnartrn a re-election next fall. His
Deamoeratic opponent is L, F. McKin
ney,-..hoonce represented a New
fa ih ra district in congress. When
the oe sional convention was held
,a f. weeks ago he was nominated as
a 'cip ddate against the Republican
' cKtnney proposes to make a vigor
es tram palgn pt the lines laid down
la the Chicago platform, and he will
carry the,war into every township.
tetest In this contest is caused not
' ]aauch by MeKlnney's appearance as
4 opndidate as by the conditions ntir
tie cgandidacy of Reed. It is
the-convention will adopt a
Sweor m favorngt the anneiiation of
~s vatlIn ,~idr and the new .m
i iar y of the Republican party,
f esthiqa are not put into the
epto q will be left oat through
s es e oft Mr. Reed.
A ~Aet d d nable to see how
ei, _ ctl tntpl iake a
a platitorm favoring the
f tpiltotais ezpuston
of these things Rteed
of nrU13O epaess. In
tlee the represent
ofthose tho putt up
S to the
The War Revenue Law.
Money for the prosecution of the wat 1,
is a necessity which every American
citizen must recognize. But we could
not prevent the banks and the money
combinations of Wall and Lombard
streets from procuring legislation to
enrich themselves at the expense of the a'
people. They were in a position of m
power and could say and did say:
"Give us more bonds, more contraction sI
and more subsidies for the banks, or
we will charge you with obstructing bi
legislation to furnish money to prosc- t
cute the war. We have the press, and cl
if you do not allow us to have our way 13
we will brand you as traitors to the k
government and false to your prcfee bj
sions of patriotism. The commercial tl
press will vindicate our method of rais- 64
ing money because it is for the interest
of the press to take sides with the tU
money oligarchy which now controls t'
the destinies of the country." 8
Five hundred millions added to the y
bonded debt, which has been increasing I
at the rate of about sixty millions a h
year since the success of the Republic- a
an-Cleveland combination at the extra Ii
session in 1893 in utterly destroyin3 b
silver bullion as a money metal, will c
make it the largest debt, measured in c
the property required to pay it, which 1I
ever existed in this country, says the c
Silver Knight-Watchman. The war
gave the people no option, but forced d
them to submit to the method prescrib- *
ed by the moneyed aristocracy which t
now rules the country, to furnish
money to defend the honor of the flag I
The surrender in Novebmber, 1896, by c
the people of the United States to the
power of money and monopoly must be
endured. There is no hope of relief ex
cept through an intelligent and patri
otic use of the ballot, which in the
hands of a patriotic people must, soon
er or later, break the chains of financlal
bondage which bind the limbs of en
The war revenue bill is the law of
the land. The war will be prosecuted
with vigor and success if the patriotism
of the army and the navy is not check.
ed by influences which we will not ven
ture to describe, but which the people
will investigate and provide against
like dangers in the- future. The hero
ism of Dewey and Hobson and the gal
lant conduct of the entire navy have
revived the patriotism and pride of all
American citizens and will inspire
them to greater sacrifices than ever be
fore to preserve their institutions
which are developing a race of patriots
and heroes whose daring and bravery
challenge the admiration of the world
Where the Money Kings Live.
According to a statistical article in
Chambers' Journal, we have in this
country seventy citizens whose aggre.
gate wealth amounts to nearly $3,000,
000,000, giving an average of $7,500,000
to each person. One estate is returned
at $150,000,000. Five individuals are
rated at $100,000,000; six at $50,000,000;
six at $40,000,000; four at $35,000,000;
thirteen at $30,000,000; ten at $25,000,
000; four at $22,000,000 and fifteen at
Besides these seventy big fortunes,
there are fifty, other persons in the
gaatern states worth over $10,000,000
'each. Pennsylvania has sixty-three
millionaires, worth in the aggregate
g300,000,000. Sixty persons in three
New York villages are worth $500,000,
000. Boston alone has fifty families
whose wealth amounts to $10,000,000
each. Chambers' Journal says:
We have nothing to compare with
such individual cases of wealth in
Great Britain. Baron iROthschild and
Loid Overton each left about $17,000,
000; the late Lord Dudley left $20,000,
000; the late Duke of Buccieugh, estir
mated to be the richest Scotchman,
left estateu valued at $30,000,000. One,
'livint g Einglish duke is valued at $50/
1 000,000 and another at $40,000,000. but
|not many names could be addedK to
Sthes to place against the above Klst of
I Amerlcan fortunes in the Unitea'King
Idom whose incomes from business
profits were returned as over $250,000
a year. In 1888 there were only seven
teen estates which liaid probate duty on
$1,250,000 each year.
Sbhese are bewilderln figures; 1
wealth continues to cohtcentrate in the
h hanqp o a few in the east for another
'generation as it h, done in the past
-the southern and Western states Will be
mere provinces, phd the politics, legis
ilation, enmierpe, Industry apt society
ot the entire e8 utv will be dominated
by a few hulnred familiesin several of
· the New . and andr middle states
'Are we s9 -to reah a poitnt where a'
few amoi kings will elect prealdents
afld gr' ansd shape the destinies
ot. it ioith ill the absolute pow
twLooM; t-Dispat~k: A fe days
b raewn ilsat two multi
Ot eiw York were negoA
of an intreamural rail
- -~ 0~basais of o0,000o,00.
*l*~otwbyr If the franeblu
THE PHILIPPINB NATIVES.
t English Traveller Says They Are "An In t
comprehensible Race." a
Judging from the accounts of an
English traveller who has made a
careful study of Philippine affairs, the
natives of the islands, that is, the do
mesticated natives, are difficult people
to deal with. Before beginning his
studies of the native character, he
questioned a parish priest who had
been living among the natives for
more than forty years. The priest de
clared the islanders were an absolute
ly incomprehensible race, to whom no
known rules of civilization or savagry
bad the smallest application. Here is
the result of the Englishman's per
"They are absolutely unreliable;
they will serve you faithfully for
twenty years and then commit some e
such horrible crime as delivering over
your house and family to brigands.
They are patient, sober, and even
honest servants usually, but at any
moment they may break out and, join- B
Ing a band of robbers, pillage your
house. If you tax them with the
crime they are not abashed, but dis
claim all responsibility, answering,
'Senor, my head was hot,' which they
consider sufficient excuse.
"They will never confess to a mis
deed voluntarily. They will submit to
a beating without a murmur if they
think it is deserved, and bear no mal
Ice; but if they consider the punish
ment unjust, they will seek the first
opportunity of revenging themselves.
They never forgive and never forget
an injury, but they cherish no mem
ory of kindness. Generosity they re
gard as a weakness. If you give them
anything unsought they consider you
a fool and treat you accordingly. They
are always asking favors, though
never directly. Borrowing they think
no shame, but they never repudiate
their debts. On the other hand, they
never pay back voluntarily, and if
taxed with their dishonesty look sur
prised and say: 'Senor, you never
asked me for it.'
,"If you pay a man 20 cents for a
service he will be contented; if you
pay him 30 cents he will grumble.
They have no words for 'thank you'
in their language, nor concept of what
the phrase implies. They have no no
tion of charity, never helping one an
other excepting in the case of rela
tives, but they acknowledge even the
remotest ties of relationship. If
treated badly they make good ser
vants and never grumble; if treated
kindly they are lost and go to the bad.
They never stick to an occupation, but
are ready to turn their hands to any
thing. They are jacks-of-all-trades
and good at none. They are brave'
against equals if led by superiors, but
a real or fancied superiority in the foe
causes them to abandon all hope.'
"They do not know the meaning of
hospitality. They will do what you
tell them if you tell tlpin often
enough, but they will never do any
thing of their own accord. They will
answer questions, but 'never volunteer
information. They wilXlet your horse
die for want of corn and never tell
you the supply hawigivezi out. They
are confirmed liar's and show only
surprise when found out, They are
good husbands,7 though intensely jeal
ous. They l 4e no ambition and no
ideas of order or economy, but in the
matter of cleanliness they are super
ior to all the inhabitants of the Far
East asye thle Japanese."
* No Wonder He Was Mixed.
When Lord Randolph Churchill was
last in America he visited Philadel
inia; and, while collecting statistics
relating to the State prisons of Penn
sylvania, he was referred to the head
of the Prisons Board, Mr. Cadwalla
der Biddle. Before calling, Lord Ran
dolph fell into the hands of wage of
the Union Leagie Club.
"You've got the name wrong," said
one of these merry jesters; "it's not
Cadwallader Biddle, but Bidcallader
"Don't mind what he says, Lord
Randolph," exclaimed another, "the
real name in Wadbillader Caddie."
A third member took the ex-Chan
eellor of the Exchequer .aside and' im
parted to him in confidence that he
was bieing, :glled.
"T'he actual name," Confided his
false friend, "is Didbollader Widdle."
And when Lord Randolph drove to
the Prisons Board that ,afternoon'ne
was so mucl upset that be stammered:
S"Will you take this card in to Mit.
SBid-cad-W$l---Wad -ib d - dolader,
what'ts.his name? :mean the chief,
buat I forget his extlraijinary nomen
clq tral combination." - Philadelphia
DtMisdel Oer eat Britain's Witk.
Recently gathered :,statistics show
•that nearly .,the real and Iersalial
piepetty ofi Great Sytaln, aitqounting
in value, t~to ,i$l~,24Z,0, is in the
h.aiids ofi a ut. one4htrteenthi of the
ai.plations while tfeolve-thirteelthis
-wn So itti as to esape the iahrit
ine ta*a on e tatet (f $100.atid:v
:1 , ~ t~t UPON O fqin of
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University of Alabama.
"It is gratifying to note that the I
trustees of our State University have
endeavored to place the advantages of
that institution within the reach of
every ambitious, aspiring .young man
in the State by reducing the fees.
One hundred and thirty dollars and
fifty cents will defray all necessary ex
penses for a year, including board,
lodging, laundry, etc. The faculty is
strong and able. The equipment is
extensive *and admirable. The loca
tion is beautiful and healthful. Where
in all the land can such facilities be
had for so little money?"-Tusoaloosa cc
President Jas. K. Powers (Univer
sity, Alabama,) will be glad to send
catalogues on request.
Montaigne gives a curious and inter
esting account of the intellectual uses
to which the hand is put. He says: er
"With the hand we demand, we prom- 5.
ise, we call, dismiss, threaten, entreat, R
supplicate, deny, refute, interrogate, ci
admire, reckon, confess, repent; express
fear, express shame, express doubt; we R
instruct, command, write, encourage, Si
swear, testify, accuse, condemn, acquit, di
insult, despise, defy, disdain, flatter, Q
applaud, bless, abuse, ridicule, recon
cile, recommend, exalt, regale, gladden,
complain, afflict, discomfort, discour
age, astonish, exclaim, indicate silence,
and what not, with a variety and mul
tiplication that keep pace with the T
$13o0.5-University of Alabama-513050. is
Did you know that $130.50 would I
defray all necessary expenses at the S
University of Alabama for a year, in- p
eluding board, lodging, laundry and -
college fees? * If interested in the mat
ter send for a catalogue.
Jis. K. Powens,
President University of Alabama.
aswyr a s lo.d seels
Clean blood means a clean skin. No
beauty without it. Cascarets, Candy Cathar
tic clean your blood and keep it clean, by
t the lazy liver and'driving all iu
"ties from the body. egin to-day to
hii leg, boils, blothesr blackheads,
and that ickly bilious complezon by taking
Cakesret_ --beauty for ten cents. All drug
gists, stifaction guaranteed, 10c, 25c, 50.
The amount of gold coin in actual circula
tion in the world is estimated by the Bank of
England officials to be about 885 tons.
Lyev & C's "Pick Leaf" Smokins Tobaccoe
is the "best of the best." 8 ounces aln cigar
ettebook for 10 cents. Try it.
Great BtIlitai's volunteer force of 2140000
is maint ed a a cost of under $4,000,U0 a
year-less than N a head.
to cure eonutlpsp a Torever.
TakeCasare Cad thitie toe or tl
V , C. C. faCll to) or, rungsts refund money.
About 40,000 people without homes are shel
tered nightly in the common lodging houses
The king of Slam has a body-guard of fe
male warriors-i. e., 400 girls, chosen from
among the strongest and handsomest of all
tae ladies in his land.
DR. MOFFETT'S TawsIrnA (TEETHING
POWDERS) Is the preparation that has
gained so much reputation in all our large
olties in eving thelives of z eething Children
and so diminlshed their morta its, and no
Mother should fail to use them if she desires
to preserve the life of her little one. '1 sBTH
nIrA Aids Digestion, Regulates the Bowels,
and makes teething easy.
Five hundred thousand boys and girls at
tain the age of 18 in England and Wales every
Ibo't Teheee 8pit and Smoke Tear If Away.
To quit tobascoo easily and forever, be mag
netie. full of life, nerve and vigor, take No-To
Baoe, thle wenader-worker, that makes weak men
strong, All druggists, s0o or I, Cure guaran
teed Booklet and sample free. Address
Sterling Remedy Co,. Chicaso or New York.
At a recent English inquest it came out
that of five persons who had rece'ved legacies
of $500 each two years aro four had already
drunk themselves to death.
To bure a Col1 In One Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
Druariste refund money iftrallstoome. Mo.
America has eight towns named Madrid,
three of which are considering the expedien.
cy of changing their name to something lees
pointedly and aggressively Castilian.
so-To-Be e-r Frlfty Cents.
Gearnteed tobsaeco habit oure. makes weak
mea estong, blood pure eo, 51. All drugglist
There are now about 40,000 miners at work
Sin the gold mines of Siberia. The grains of
Siberian gold are said to be on an average
larger than those of any part of the world.
S Wit the following symptoms: Inflammation
of the nostrils and eyelids, rotten gums, poor
teeth, swelling of the glands of the neck. cauns.
Iug eorohtal1on ulcers, sometimes called Lupus.
uAll red by B. B. B. A powerful vegetable
blood remedy. Large bottle $1.00. At drug
Sgist end for book, free. Blood Balm Co.,
SFits ermnanently cured. No fits or pervous.
e se after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
orve Restorer. $2trial bottle and treatise free
o Ia R.H. KLrax. Ltd.. 111 Arch St., Phila., Pa.
i: Capital pmnishment in Massachusetts wlD
hereafterb by the electric chair.
3mta7., lt Dm wels With Calearei.
, One are df land will comfortably support
a four persqns on a vegetable diet.
Mra. W ailow'sBoothing Syrupfor children
teethianmsoftensthe gums, reduces intlamma
tien, waluyapln, enutres wind colio. SMe.abottlae
SRev. HIE P. Carson, Scotland, Dak., says
"Two bottles of Hall's Catarh Cerecqm plete
It loured mylittle girL" BoldbyDugIst7so.
S We have not been without Plso's Cure for
- Consumpnlon for 0* years.-Lasla Famnarr,
e Damp St., Harrisburg, Pa.. May 4 18k.
t.- US10LOOSA FEMALE COLLEGE,
* T,. eseloes, Aha.me.
SLdHs sb c NOeOdL n uts M a io ,oms weons.
St nificers an+eb erg o experioence
W!-+ M aLoiW- :e.
LIV" ERTY STAB.,LE3
Mc. K. HOLSTON,
Church Street, near Iron Bridge, Natchitoches, La.
New Buildings, New Buggies, Fresh Horses, Experienced Managers
Drummer's Outfitted on Short NF:ice. 'Bus Meet all Trains.
Horses cared for b! the day, week or month. Put up with us when you
come to town. lest line of Feed to be had.
Services at the Methodist church
every First and Third Sundays at 11
a. m. and 7:30 p. m., by the pastor,
Rev. H. Armstrong. Prayer meeting
every Wednesday night at 7:30 o'clock.
BAPTIST-M. E. Weaver, pastor.
Regular services, Second and Fourth
Sundays at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m.; Sun
day school, 10 a. m.; prayer meeting,
Wednesday, 8 p. in. All invited.
Phoenix Lodge No. 88, A. F. & A.
M.-Simcoe Walmsley, W. M.; J. b.
Trichel Jk., Sec. Meets First and
Third Wednesdays at 7 p. m.
Castle Hall No. 89, Knights of Pyth
ias.--U. P. Breazeale, C. 0.; Adolph
L'Herisson, K. of B. &. . Mets
Second and Fourth ~hursdays at 8
Criminal Term-First Mondays in
June and December.
First Mondays in March and Octo
First Mondays in April and Novem
A. E. Iuxn. J. B. T C4oa.
LENWE & TUCKER,
General Insurance, Land Agents, Notaries Pbic
ABSTRACTS OF TITLES A SPECIALTY.
Represent FIDELITY COMPANIES. BSg o=at i a e* non .fu
Office, Opposite Court House.
Estabituhed in 1889
General Insurance Agency ,..
U. P. BREAZEALE,
[8uooseor to Alexander, Hill a Breseeale.]
Represents First-Class Companies in Life and Fire Insuran0i
Representing also the United States Fidelity & Guaranty Coppany,
of Baltimore, for Bonds and Sepurities.
Prompt Attention to Business. ::: Country Business a Specialty
Office on St. Dennis Street, NATCHITOCHES, LA.
Call on me betfore placing your Insurano ElMsewhere.
U. P. Breazeale,
STATE NORMAL SCHOOL
N atohitoches, La.
M AINTAINED by the State of Louisiana for the training of teachersu
Affords ,thorough preparation for the' profession of teaching; tlia,
course of academic study; practical training in the art of teaobitlag;
one year of daily praotioe in model Tohools, under guidance of skilled trating
t8aohers. Class work exemplifies tibest of modern thought in matter ands4
method of instruction. Diploma entitles graduate to teach in any publico:
school in Louisiana without examination.
Four large buildings, thoroughly equipped; beautiful grounds of one
hundred acres; most healthful location in the South. Faculty of fifteen
taned instructors; 482 students last year. Tuition free to students who
teach one year after graduation; total necessary expense for session of eight
Thirteenth annual session'began October 4, 1897.
For catalogue write to
B. C. CALD WELL, President.
Joa~ M. Tuoaxn, President. ' D. C. 80aBsoaovun Seoretary.
Jomu A. BAsnow, Treasurer and General Manager.
GIVANOVICH OIL CO.,
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SCARBOROUGH & CARVER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
NATCHITOCHE'S, - LOUISIANA,
Will practice in the District Courts is
the Parishes of Natchitoches, Red
River and Sabine, and in the Supreme
Court of Louiqiana, and the U. S. Dis.
triot and Circuit Courts for the West
ern District of Louisiana. 1 17 ly.
C. H. PROTHRO,
PHYSICIAN AND BURGEON,
NATCHITOCHES, - LOUISIANA.
Diseases of Women and
Children a Specialty.
Office on St. Dennis Street.
5 17 ly
SAMUEL J. hENRY,
ATTORNEY AT LAw,
Will praotice in all the State and Fedrt