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VOL. V. NATCHIITOCHES, LA., NOVEMBER 18, 1898.
ACCEPTS THE REAL ISSUE.
Stop all this talk about other Issues. The only Issue in
this Campalgn is Free Silver Coinage at the ratio of 16 to I.
PE( PLE WISE ENOUGH.
WHY DEMOCRACY FAVORS THE
il why the I.epllLean Party Op
3.USi It--Latter Des Not West
t 6.91l. 5to naves Voee In Making Laws
-ease sats sa People Must Rule.
nt.~ early every state, west and
,t0i, this year the representatiig of
l -ea s ocratic party In convention as
' :blb led 'have reindorsed the glorious
Spilpiea s of the Chicago platform.a
:s a teindorsements are not the per
'...iw work that used to be done
ihi days when Cleveland and'his
Iiiican colprts used to dominate
j rr1t. Bat toe Democrats have
a further than the platform and
- taken up the question of the ret
In Illnoil particularly,
S Rlepubl)can administration has
plumg :legislation to cotpora
eito5 p le sae evInclg a lively
hit that plank In the Demo
which says: "IF THE
OUR TACKT NO
BSHALL UI MADE UN
' & Q OE BT ALL THE PEO
ip he following from the
hat i a poltical plat
I a tdeclaratioa of prin"
aly k s atk at state or sa
ft favors.. "
x lire:m;>i7 omrats mate
` _ ut anal convent Ion
a. ° hc the Clrehgo
state Vttorm was
a Q i r tie at atik
ti ametal prlncipis
i* 4 ,uMeoI that t'
:re 1 it ~at
.. oin tar,:
hR uslnee 151
,, 'i te~
ed for it-dishonest men and the men
who were deceived. The former were
paid for voting for it, the latter were
Q.--Didn't Democrats vote for that
A.-Oh, yes! but they won't do so
any more. They have been sent into
political exile to repent their mistake.
Q.-What did the Republicans do to
the fellows who voted for that bill?
A.-Oh, "they didn't do a t'ing to
them." They nominated most of them
again, and try to appear proud of their
Q.--But don't the people of that
A.-Yes: but the politicians don't
care. They are used to that. They
intend to whip them into line. At
first Republican papers howled dole
fully, but they are swallowing the pill
without making a wry face.
Q.--But what can we do to stop such
bills being passed?
A.-By direct legislation. Let the
people make the laws. The people are
too numerous to be bought.
Q.--What do you mean by direct
A.-Why at prQsent you legislate
through representatives. Direct legis
lation is to have the laws made by the
Q.THow is that?
A.-B 7a isstemm known as "THE
INITIATIVE AND RE)ERENDUM."
That -system is this: The legislature
cannot do more than formulate (in
itiate) or start a law. Then it is re
ferred to the lieople for their sane
tion at the nerd general election, and
if the people ratify it, it becomes a
law; if ant, it is dead. Under such
a system there would be no incentive
for corruptionists to get their tools in
to o8fee, for they could not serve their
masters. Next, there would be no man
fool enough to spend.his money on a
man who could aot pess his law.
Q,-,-But will this not make matters
A.--By no means. "We now have
the Australian ballot system, secret
voting, strict registration laws, special
election of oficers, etc., thus rendering.:
the present syblem unnecessaaily ba~-.
deasome and expensive. The adoption
of the rerendranwill make these prI
adtionas useless, both In the referea
dary and elective ballots, since not
only wt1t it be Imposesible for any class
or comabination of classes to Influene
Speople suficiently to secure eg
ition In heir 'favor, but the trat
fonmoation ot`y legislatori Into sti&
pi -comittees: I wil make thbi.
sele as toli : these clasmoes spl
.*it~ll e mk siof one !a
Smore to them n~ea dtesr
-S- rel.y that is only ain't i.ly
cis.a slalting. Doe any. person oth
es The Republicans,
.- at doe the Democratic plat.
° (this ueistlon?
~4M4deiMaases the Allen bill as
is as 4umb as at
thee aI and the aorrupt
s 1th e .pasage 'of
+!o .ink citot ot *p
y yu With .*tas -
lite the nlitlativ
ed by that curse of our state, "the
cohesive power of plunder," they are
quietly pushing themselves into pow
er again, when they are not wanted,
outside of the gang. The Democracy,
on the other hand, condemned the Al
len bill. It disowns the Democrats
who voted for that bill. The Democ
racy promises to change the laws so
as to effectually prevent, in the future,
the passage of any others like it, by
the initiative and referendum.
A Patriotle Howl,
At last the secret is out. The Ca
nadian Pacific has been hauling freight
between Americanl cities at less than
the American lines could do it. This
has resulted in a great uproar, be
cal:se, being patriotic, the Ame-lcan
railways cannot stand to see the busi
ncas done by a foreign corporation.
So the Canadian Pacific officials have
been pulled before the interstate com
merce commission to see if they can
not be prevented from giving the
American people cheaper freight rates
than the companies in the United
States will give. fut the greatest
thing before the commission wva the
vice-president of the Great, Northern
shedding tears for the workingmen
while defending the right of the Great
Northern to skin the public without
interference by the Canadian Pacific.
Said Mr. Clough of the Great North
ern, "Every time the foreign road
diverts from the American lines $21,
000,000 of traffic it takes $14,000,000 di
reetly out of the pockets of the Amer
ican workingman." There's the secret,
baby mine. The American railroads
are only defending the beloved work
ingmen. Their arguments have the
rich, chestnutty flavor so peculiar tc
politicians and railroads when their
axes need grindi'ag.
Work That Counts.
From the New York Journal: Every
workman ought to say to himself every
day of his life:
"I'll never cast a vote for a man,
big or little,' unless he has .proved
himself honest and a friend of labor."
Hie ought to live up to that on elec
tion day. The men who do the work
of this country can run it if they will.
They can be the rulers. It is all in
their own hands.
If they will kill. jealousy, show faith
in their own class, reward in their
unic principles, intelligence and a
good record always--bombast never
tfe y will soon change the complexion
of the country.
When we say it friend of labor, we
do not mean merely the advocate of
union with an O. K. label in his hat
and on his loaf. We mean especially
the friend of the man who works as
opposed to the do-nothing. We mean
the man who cares as much for Samuel
Gompers as for George Gould, and as
much for the. humblest shoveler as for
Gompers. The first is easy to.find.
The second is not so easy.
Paymasters as Bad as the Best.
From the New York Herald: It
becomes more evident every day that
in many instances the regular and vol
unteer soldiers of the United States
army have not been paid for their serv.
ices. During the glamour of the cam
paigns in Cuba and Porto Rico the'sol
dier cared little or nothing for the sight
of Uncle Sam's gold, but since his re
turn to "God's own country," where
the full pocket makes the stomach easy.
the lack of well-earned cash becomes
a sore grievance. It is sad indeed to
have to hold the paymaster's depart
ment up to the same opprobrium as
attaches to the quartermaster's and
commlesariat's, but that is precisely
what it is proper to-do.
Piotetlos Again Punetred.
Ficw the Utie Observer: A dis
patch from Norj1olk, Va., tells that
Englazd has bought 70,000 tons of coal
from America aond has shipped it from
that port to the various paglish coal
ing tations. The coal mine owners
used to sit up nights fearing that the
American market would be.. flooded
with foreign coal if the duaty wcre re
moved. ,But just here comes Great
Britain and buys cral from an Amer.
Than companyg, wosn shen certainly
ocptldsin purclae~4da it from her own
saij'eitW I if t ib3bets cosl5 furnish
it i c .o S~SIlo dit seaeb we hare
ta fot pPUSi notJctin~ sin ladustry
From Ingleld Republicani
That theti ph@1ng to bef"some line
opentings for 0toto Amer
trana," a a4iay thority saya, is no
doubt truet bt 1946 pickings in that
feld will g to ryndicates with a p0
Itical puhto l a8*or Steve 2ilkns and
the crowd .aitj1.r iAlger will
be.ttear $ reppe to the op
Fruit Consumption in Australla.
There is no portion of the globe in
which fruit is more abundant or more
extensively consumed than in Aus
tralia. Pineapples, grapes, and ba
nanas are grown in Queensland;
grapes, oranges, apples, and peaches
in New South Wales and South Aus
tralia; grapes in Western Australia,
and apples, pears, strawberries, rasp
berries, and currants in Tasmania.
The supply is so ample that during
certain seasons of the year pineapples
may be purchased for three cents
each, grapes for eight cents a pound,
mandarin oranges for one cent a doz
en, and bananas for two cents a doz
en. The belief, once almost universal,
among ignorant people that fruit free
ly eaten was conducive to intestinal
disorders, is now thoroughly explod
ed. In Australia, where its consump
tion is universal and unrestricted, the
death rate is notably low, not only
among native born, but among foreign
residents as well. In all the towns of
that continent are established special
shops where for twelve cents may be
had a large plate of fruit with a cup
of tea or coffee or milk. Moreover,
the consumer is allowed to have as
much fruit, without extra charge,
above the original portion, as he may
desire. A writer in an English tech
nical journal, in speaking of Austra
lian fruit lunches, says that those who
patronize them are mostly employees
in professional or mercantile estab
lishments. In summer, fruit ices are
largely consumed. For women, there
are many tea rooms, in which the
tables are decorated with ferns and
palms. The attendants are women,
who wear black dresses, white aprons
and caps. The charges are six cents
for a cup of tea or coffee, bread and
butter, and fruit. No tips are given,
for tips are unknown in Australia, ex
cept in the large hotels. The Austra
lians are equally large consumers of
meat. The mutton of the country is
as fine as that of England. The lav
ish use of flesh and fruit has, proba
bly, much to do with the remarkable
physical development of Australians,
both male and female.--New York
Our Seceond Satellite.
If we are to credit the observations
made by Dr. Georg Waltemath of
Hamburg, Germany, our earth is ac
companied in her wanderings, not by
one satellite only, as we have hitherto
been content to believe, but by two.
Although it seems utterly incredible
that we should have to wait till tha
end of the nineteenth century for the
recognition of the existence of this
second moon, yet we must remember
that numerous observations, mostly, it
is true, utterly unscientific and vague.,
have from time to time been made
recording the passage of an unknown
I dark body across the sun's disc.
These observations were some short
time back collated by Dr. Waltemath,
and from the facts thus brought to
gether he has evolved the theory of
the existence of a small moon hitherto
unrecognized, having a diameter of
some 440 miles, with a volume 123
times smaller than that of the moon,
and a mass eighty times less.
In announcing his theory Dr. Walte
math predleted a transit of this body
across the sun's dise for a date early
in February last, and curiously enough
hie has since had his prediction con
firmed from more than one quarter.
He has'received letters from China,
where chree German officers in the
Chinese service observed the phenoth
enon; from -Weisbaden and other
towns in Germany. These confirms.
tory observations may, of course, be
mere coincildences; but wilder theories
than that of Dr. Waltemath have by
the advancement of science been prov
ed to be sober _facts.-London Chroni
Now .that Uncle Sam is in an sn.
nexing mood, who knows but that the
tabled Atlantis of Plato, the Gardlen
of Hesperides and St. Brandon's Fairy '
Isle, all known to modern geograph-.
ers as the Canary Islands, may not
soon become a part of the Umted
States? Certainly no spot on earth
offers a more curious illustration of.
When the Canaries were conquered
by Jean de Bethencourt, a Norman
baron, in 1402, in the name of jiuan
II., of Castile, they were peopled by
two races which had emigrated 'from
the mainland. Each race had differ
ent laws, habits and customs and was
possessed of mutual hatred, which en
genilered constant warfare.
The inhabitants of the western CaI.
nary Islands were small, fair, ener
getie brave and amiable; some of
them a en ehad'blue eyes and red hair.
In FeSrtevent.ura and Lanzarote they
were tfaller, darker and more indolent,
Ially obeying their hereditary rulers,
whether the latter were men or w&
men.d The dark skinned inhabitants
are supposed to be of Arabic or of
Phoenician origin. They were con
queted easily because they were more
indolenat than the Spaniards, and then
Stihefaier raee was subjugated,
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