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FRIDAY, February 3, 1899.
If you are so unfortunamt as to
be seJled out you have the right
to name the palper wherein your
piroperty shall be advertised. This
paper will do it at one-halt the
price the Enterprise charges.
There will he a meeting to-night
at the office of the Southern Gro
cer Company, of Monrooe business
men, for the purpose of taking
further action in regard to build
ing the Monroe and Natchitoches
railroad. Mr. John ]V. Parker is
in receipt of a letter arom Mr. B.
F. Olden, stating that the loan is
assured and that the road can be
built to the Saline river in time
to receive the benefits of the five
mill tax which has been voted.
Chicago capitalists, lie says are
Sanoious to contribute to the build
ing ql the road and some time this
week, he and Mr. Parker will
leave for thAt eity to conclude the
negotiations. The $30,000 needed
to be raised here will be in hand
Wednesday. - Monroe Evening
News of the 24th.
An Alleged Combine.
Foster for the Senate and Mc
Enery for governor. This thing
was cut and dried when McEnery
was sent to the Senate. It is a
regular political deal. If it was
left-the will of the people; Foster
would be more than apt to take a
back seat. But as the United
States Senator is to be elected by
theLegislature, and the poor, un
fortunate "dear' people" will have
no say in the matter, of course
Foster will .undoubtedly be the
wining man.--Gransl Cane Bea
Murphy J. may be the "winning
mant," but MeEnery must resign
Uip eatt in the United States Son
ate at least six months before he
'eaa eUimo a candidate for govern
;or. When McEnery was noming
Sted there was no time for "a deal"
s dlScker"Blanehard was the man
-who tbn had ;'.the pull" on Mur
p-i J., who, with all the influence
S. war a bis admisttion
itdop elect him to the United
ta#ets : on te. It is a faet that
with a combination of
w its and reform
Pe3ow te~; Orleans, was
rit iahe " confusion that
Ie )ite~P egrecomrbine fall
on their opportunity in
bwt i ad wp -withdrawn and
elechielo-st fOlowed the
~ tAt thtime MoeEnery
m ynian uho canld have
.i1).neg. , combuine and
!i ;:lito take bhi wei
his fawe. He
it. It was then
.s timu h or the
a s allies would
epiy dated to
bad ,eM ,lscted
nlato ezout oa.
of8 theat 'dr
The IIomslead Law.
There is some complaint and
misunderstanding already about
the Homestead law put in the new
constitjltion by the lawyers who
largely composed that miserable
The law provides that $2000
worth of property, including the
homestead, tools, work stock and
feed for same and family, shall be'
exempt from seizure and sale for
any debt except the purchase
price, taxes and lawyers fees, of
Suppose the law had stopped
there. Plenty of good people
who own homes and stock could
not get supplies to make another
crop without selling, perhaps at a]
sacrifice, some of their land or
stock. Again, some man has a bill
against him for carrying a pistol,
or breach of the peace or other
trivial matter, and is placed under
$100 bond for appearance at next
court; he wouldn't have probably
a neighbor who could go his bond.
But fortunately the law provides
that a man and his wife may waive
their homesteadrights in favor of
any party they may desire credit
of, and for the amount they may
desire. When they have paid this
amount they get ,their waive
back, have it cancelled on the rec
ord and their homestead is exempt
as it ever was. Neither does this
waiver act as a judgement, but if
the creditor is forced to collect by
law, he will have to go through
the same process as heretofore.
But some are kicking because
they have the privilege of waiving
their homestead rights, and. yet it
is entirely voluntary with them.
Nobody can force them to waiver
it, if they can get along without
credit, so much the better for
them and for their merchant.
Others make a great bugbear
out of it, and claim that the waiv
er is a judgment on their home
stead for all time to come, and
that it would require an act of the,
Legislature to remove it. This is
all bosh, and too silly to answer.
It is the old, old story of the
lawyer making laws that still fur
ther strain the relations between
the merchant and his customers-
make business between them bard
orto do--thus making more work
for the'lawyer, and some of the
farmers, and probably some of the
merobhants have no more sense than
to fall out with each other about
the tri6k of the lawyer.
. But it is the law now, and what
are you going to do about it? By
all means, of course, do without
the credit if you can; but if you
cano't, why don't ask t~e merchant
to do something you wouldn't do
You wouldn't sell the merchant
your cotton on a credit under this
new law unless you kiiew he was
worth more than his homestead,
ad we doubt if you would do it
then; Then why get mad if you
are bound to have credit and he
aaka you to plice yours'lf on the
amie footin you have always o~
,The man' who is d(etermined to
pay his debts will not object if his
property is made subject to them,
ad the sman'who is not determined
to pai;r .them ought to have his
piperty JouaI to them.
If I needed credit, I would not
aisk it without offering homestead
waiver, because I am determined
topay ay debts, and am lesirons
of 4eudlrading so man.
d' whenil say. that will pay
any debtS, I ps eoansomewhere 'in
the' neighborhood f Pwhen they
evadre., msd not when Ig'get the
Osyaasd nie o other use for
* EnterPrise is tryng this
Seak t, 'icles ap" after the bad
.to~at kdugeno a6little be
sahbiss&boat toplE*t of cul
had people live in Batoe
to~t one iaxrphy t.,
j l tButbn Ihardh is that
P-Ia~0hrqqq me 's1Er,~ae atherEio
$p0.ir:iilji· t~naeat~4~ i:e
The Shreveport Progress, fol
lowing its inclination to make
mountains out of molehills, warns
us to tread lightly on the battle
ground where the Natchitoches
Enterprise demolished the harm
less unoffonding John G. Lewis.
Progress thinks it necessary in
order that we may preserve our
distinction as a white man. Not
at all, Bro. Hicks. We have seen
Democrats wearing "white. si
premacy" badges who really need
ed them on, but fortunately our
complexion and articulation are
such that we have never yet had to
be labled to emphasize our Cau
Bro. Hicks says he does not in
dorse the ring and its methods down
here, but he voted for the ring
tailed leader of the gang and thus
indorsed all the fraud and rotten
ness that ever could be injected
into any campaign, white or black,
and it would not require a very
fertile imagination to see him vot
ing for John G. Lewis, James H.
Lewis, Walter Cohen, or any of
the rest of our colored brethren if
they were on the Democratic tick
et and held its success in their
It is well perhaps that the Prog
ress indorses the Enterprise's ef
fusion, as we've heard of no one
nearer home indorsing it, because
every one knew that Lewis had
neot asked for the appointment and
did not intend to fill it, hence (lid
not care to join in satisfying the
Enterprises' craving for bragga
docio and cheap buncombe.
As to our danger, Bro. Hicks,
we are not uneasy even if you
were warranted in taking our re
marks seriously, because when
taxeaters have their heads into the
public crib up to their ears, like a
jackass eating oats out of a churn,
they are not apt to fight further than
their heels can reach around that
particular churn. However, for
your good intentions, Bro. Hicks,
we thank you.
The New Patriotism.
William R. Day who was two
years ago an obscure lawyer in a
small Ohio town is to receive $100,
000 for 59 days work on the peace
This is equal to the president's
salary for two years. It is equal
to a nmechanic's wages for 250
years. It is equal to what a bar
ber would receive for shaving
Many Americans are workina
for $5 a week, but this Wdilliam
R. Day, this matchless encyclope
die umirica!l of statesmanship, this
noble being from a higher sphere,
condescends to serve his country
in her hour of need for $11,900 a
John Milton; an inferior man to
William R. Day, only recived
about $100 for his great work,
Goldsmith, also one of the unfit
to survive, only got $30 for his
book, "The Vicar of Wakefield."
Our forefathers, who met togth
er 125 years ago and drew up the
Declaration of Indepondence, ac
tually were seach business failures
as to do the job for nothing.
So faras we know Christ gave
to the world the Sermon on the
Mount witholut even taking up a
( But William R. Day is a man of
the nineteeth ceptury. He is a
patriot of the ntew American school.
He does not, like the foolish he
roes of olden times, sacrifice him
self to his country. He has learn
ed a better paying trick than that
-he sacrifices his country for him
self. How grand to thinkthat,
at last, in our young republic,
Virtue receives its rewardl How
inspiring to feel that genius is ap
preciated and paid for, not in mere
fape an honor and affeetion; but
in cold cash. How patriotism will
heneforth bloom and blossom as
My cos try 'tis of thee,
Sweet luad of liberty,
Of thee Iaing;
Land where Mark Hanna reigns,
Land where I grabbed my gains,
Land that rewards my brains.
Gold li its king I
. HEBERIT N. CASSON.
We are in receipt of the Janua
iy number of The Gatling Gun,
an imitator of Brann's Ioonclasat.
It is printed at Cleveland, Ohio,
and when we have another freeze,
will get !s £#an and go into some
nrici shay place and rced "The
Gatling Gun " for lit's a "'hot
Tough weather, but we'll man
ae to get ioae oearn in the ground
by t ,he 1t. inst
MIonroe & NatIl)tu .e DRa!
A Bulletin reporter called yes
terday on Mr. W. B. . lily, one (;f
the committee appointed by the
Business Men's League of Monroe
to get a donation of $30,000 in
favor B. F. Olden, an iowa capi
talist, who proposes to build the
Monroe & Natchitoches road it
once on receipt of this donation
and( the special taxes voted. Mr.
Olden thinks, when the road is
built between Monroe and Natchi
toches, it will form a portion of a
trunk line running between Gal
veston anti a northern center.
This project of placing Monroe
on a direct line between Galves
ton and Chicago, for instance, has
enthused Mr. Reily and his asso
ciates who have secured about .
of the required donations from
the large business enterprises of
Monroe. For the balance they are
looking to the men of smaller
means, and to some large holders
of real property who have not
The scheme promises vast profit
to Monroe and the gentlemen in
charge are using every effort to
seize on this golden moment.
The Grippe and Sulphur.
(Our Dumb Animals.)
In my daily papers of Decem
ber 22d I find that there are sup
posed to be something like 100,000
cases of gripl)e in New York City,
and that it is also prevailing aarge
ly in Washington, Philadelphia
and other cities, and is now threat
ening Boston. It is a fact that
when it prevailed as an epidemic
largely in our city a few years ago
I ascertained, by inquiry of my
officers at "Byam's Match Facto
ry," that of the forty-three per
sons employed there not one had
been troubled by it.
I have at various times told the
press how many at Memphis, Ten
nessee, (including the agents of
"The Howard Benevolent Aeso
clation") escaped the terrible epi
demic of yellow fever there (as
they claimed) by wearing powdered
sulphur in their shoes,--also the
evidence of a distinguished Ger
man medical writer translated into
English, that wearing sulphur in
this way has proved complete pro
tection against cholera and other
epidemic diseases,-also that those
working the sulphur mines of Ita
ly escape the malaria which pre
vails all about them,-also that
sulphur in the shoes has cured va.
rious cases of rheumatism,--also
that sulphur taken internally or
worn in the shoes has sufficient
power to pass through the body,
the clothing and the pocket-book,
blackening the silver there.
I find in the London Lancet that
no less authority than the presi
dent of the Institute of Civil En
gineers of London d(leclars that the
suiphurous vapor produced by the
combustion of coal in that city
kills the disease germs in the at
It seems to me a duty, at'this
time, to again suggest as widely as
possible through my own paper
and others that sulphur is very
cheap, and whether it destroys or
keeps out germs of disease from
the body, or only acts upon the
imagination it cannot do much
harm to try it.
In the Soott County (Mississip
pi) Register of June 15th last will
be found an account of how the
agents of "The Howard Benevo
lent Association," at Memphis, es
caped yellow fever by wearing sul
phur in their shoes.
Half a teaspoonful of powdered
sulphur in each shoe or stocking is
considered to be suf8icient.
As our readers know, wedid our
best last spring toY put these facts
(for the protection of our soldiers)
before our army and navy officials
We do not know whether any
,thing was done about the matter
by our medical officers there, but
we have received letters from army
officers and men, that with sul
phur in the shoes they had no fe
vers and also found the sulphur a
complet'i protection against fleas.
On this same December 22nd we
received in a letter from Captain
Julius A. Palmer, of this city, the
"By the way, in view of your
frequent recommendations of com
mon sulphur, it came to my notice
recently that on California ranches
where walnuts are prepared for
the market the shells are bleached
by the use of brimstone fumes,
and that the men having charge of
that work are never touched by
the grippe, influenza or other epi
demics which attack their fellow
laborers on the same estates."
G o. T. ANGERI.
There were too many papers in
Shreveport, and the newest had to
give way. The Outlook will doubt.
less start publication at some other
point in the State.
P uPsrr;amagnm9~rINilaitqtil~- rRNANnuutilit
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e t? ýoas,:- J ind
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TM- OTaUo Co MPANYo N"e" eVw, ".: i
Vitoria Lumber Co,,
SASH, DOORS, BLINDS, TURNED
COLUMNS, ý MOULDINGS, BASE,
BRACKETS, CASTINGS, MANTELS,
CISTERNS, and all kinds of special
interior finish and Mill Work,
Write for Prices.
Spring Street. - - - SHREVEPORT, LA'
A meeting was held in the of
fice of the N. & R. R. Valley
railway last Thursday evening
between our progressive citizens
and a couple of business men ful
ly competent to do the work, to
discuss a proposition of the lat
er gentleman to build a cotton
compress and warehouse at this
point. We hope our people will
grasp this opportunity to make
this point the great cotton market
its surrounding territory will jus
Is only a symptom-not a
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Nervousness, Dizziness and the
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If you feel tired and languid in
the morning and wish you could
lie in bed another hour or two
-if there is a bad taste in the
mouth, and no appetite -if
there is pain in the side, back
F1MALE REGULATOR will
bring about a sure care. The
doctor may call your trouble
some high-sounding Latin
name, but never mind the name.
The trouble is in the menstrual
organs, and Bradfield's Female
Regulator will restore you to
heablk and regulate the menses
like clockwork. ,
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An Ice company in Maine has a
capital of $60,000,000. One would
think that enough to buy all the
hard water in Maine.-Daily Item.
No wonder Maine is such a fro.
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I hereby give notice of my In
tention to enter under the, State
Homestead law of Louisiana, the
Northeast quarter of the North.
ea st quarter of Section 6, Town
ship 11, North of Range 5, West,
G. W. PIERCE.
Dec. 30, 1898.---6t.
1 hereby give notice of my in..
tention of entering tider. the
homestead laws of this State, the
South-half of North-west quarter
and West-half of South-west quar
ter of Section 9, in Township 11,
North, Range 5, West, cotalaing
one hundred and sixty asres.
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