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ALCK Ii ISON ACQU'ITTED. T
e trial of Aleck Hudson closed I
Friday night, after the PROGRESS
gone to press. The verdict was
of acquittal and the prisoner
from the court-room a free man.
case had a brief history, but
full of incidents despite its brev
It was hard fought from start to i
and though lasting bot two j
the court-room was tilled with c
all watching and listening t
-trr interest to every detail.
btate was represented by Dis- t
Attorney John It. Land, assisted
'gp B. ti. Lichtenstein, while I
Hicks & Hicks and Arthur
Kahn appeared for the defend- t
Between sixteen and twenty
testified in the case, and
this had closed and the argu
was about to begin, the interest I
increased and the court-room t
became packed to a great iucon- I
by citizens of all classes, do- E
-atiions, races and conditions, r
y anxious to hear every word I
fell from the counsels' lips.
Lichtensteiu opened the argu- I
for the commonwealth and kept j
r about one and three-quarter
lie has a fine voice, which he
to the best advantage in his I
. He said that he had no per- (
interest in the case, but had c
employed by the negroes to as- c
the prosecution of the accused. )
-rived too late to hear all of his I
but from those who did,
that it was a commendable
was followed by Mr. Kahn for
who consumed thirty min
in presenting his side of tne 7
His azgumnent was brief, but
eTly put, presenting a theory
was interesting to study and t
te on, though it may have
'ty and uncertain. This was
a.l day for young lawyers, as
sahe, lhk Mr. Lichtensteln, was
congratulated on the showing
made and the manner in
he had presented his case.
A.d A . O. Hicks followed I
closing the case for the
SHe spoke for about one
but on account of the relation
we will let our friend, the Times,
for us. It said:
judge's speech was what
have been expected of a man
ears and experience. It cov
whole ground and left no
untouched. It was pointed
ve all the way through,
the ripened frait of long
experience, which he placed
the ury. That the jury par
it was evident by its remark
John R. Land, the district at
closed the case for the State
though strong speech. He
scarcely forty-five minute.'
in that period presented his
a forcible manner, which was
commented on by friends
the State and accused. While
nothing undone that his judg
ight him was legitimate and
add to the strength of his case,
Was perfectly fanr and con
a, d won a favorable place in
on of the bench, bar and
Taylor then charged the
to their duty on the several
of law iavolyed which, might
ed by the testimony, and
y retired amid anxious sua
lathe part of every one in
throng, and especially the
and his relative., to render
meat which is the mest mo
within knowleigs of the
rae, that of deciding whether
ereature shall liv, or die,
a free man or exist a felon's
though Alek Hudson was the
tie or libety rested in the
of the fnury; the one to whom
Smeart all or nothing; to
-itounclasion settled for th.
- d his lfo his destiny, and he
the seriousnmes of it with
ioe; asl there was one
eves his gloomy miq'ivlang
me antieipluofo , in ca-
to the doubtle and fear which
the true, talshful, loying
herwhom the h mawneSetiou
writh pecliar end aared
in the poumunciation.
Aye, sae was th as
lqs aurwher ihea or
temu her hesust, aiio
d- . She yes there,
tiee to the last; hnd,
san deusted in pl
prove for the number of times too
I numerous to now recall, that
t "No matter how wayward his footsteps
a have Iwe; t
No mailtter how deep he haasunken in sin:
No nlattelr bow l,W lw histatlndard.l .lf joy -
Thbo' guilty and loathreome he is some
t bothecr's boy." c
As if to torment it seemed, though I
3 in reality it was not dreamed of, the
) jury came back the second time to be H
i charged on, to them, ambiguous por- I
: tion of the law. At last the arbiters c
of Hudson's fate announced that N
they were ready to render their ver- I
1 dict, and amid -ilence that was op
Spressive the jury tiled in, took their 1
r seats and handed in their opinion in t
- the case which was, "not guilty."
t For a brief period the stillness of I
i death hung o'er the court-room, I
neither the accused nor the audience t
t fully appreciated the result of the 1
1 trial, but the silence was suddenly r
- broken by the cheers of the defendant's c
- and family's friends, which an
, ounced that the prisoner was no I
1 longer a prisoner, but a free man. i
This verdict was unexpected to the
public generally. In fact, it was a
t great surprise, an unaxpected shock.
r it was thought that at the least a
H verdict of manslaughter would b .
a brought in, but it was not so and the E
order by the judge to release Hudson
I completed the second chapter in the
- case of the State of Louisiana versus a
Aleck Hudson, for the murder of 1
a Rtufus Taylor, on September 8, 1892. t
The third and last, it is to be hoped, I
a will be found in another part of this
r IT WILL SOON OPEN.
B The Day of the llg Exposition Will
t Soon be Upon Us.
Just one month from to-day, on t
the 31 day of this month, theSeventh
a Annual Fair of the Louisiana State
B Fair and Shreveport Exposition will
s throw open its gates to the public,
Sthat they many witness sights and
scenes of entertainment, inaugurated e
A under stringent financial circum
There has been much depression ,
e in the various channels of business, t
e but the management have met and
overcome them, and will give a Fair
which will be creditable to the State.
Our business men have done good
Sservice in assisting the directors, but
a merchants should now lose no time
' in securing space for exhibits.
0 1 here should be no dearth of home
d displays when the opening day comes.
Sand veiors throng in to see our well
g advertised show.
d Shreveport and Caddo parish
r- should take special pains to add to
- the beauty and strength of this com
ing exposition. Mhch will be ex
- pected from the citisens thereof, and
a if there is laxity of any kind on their
I part, it will militate strongly against
' them and their territory.
is Again we urge upon our mer
ia chants to move forward promptly,
Is and make arrangements for exhibits.
le Let every one feels it his bounden
- duty to make it a success, and feel
d that if it is not, he is responsible for
e, the failure. When such a sentiment
1- as this has been established in this
'n town, then our hopes of becoming a
d metropolis may become a realization,
but not otherwise
ai AFTER TWELVE YEAR,' SERVICE.
ht Last Saturday evening closed Mr.
id James M. hjartin'. official career, for
I- this prish for the time being, at
w It was with much disappoietment
I that the bench bar and citizens
o- learned that the manauguraton of CoL
°i John S. Young as sheriff would
- mean the retirement of Mr. J. M.
a, Martin, the faithful deputy, who, for
l's more than twelve years had tilled
that poeition aceetably to all the
S His frids had been led to
i16 lieve that his effienoy and oliti
0* al servies would entitle them his re
to teution, od this the retiring sheriff,
-e though of opposite fraional belief,
e wouldi ha done; i w therefore a
thI surprise that. the dietam had gosI
e folrh from oar own mide of the hbone
a that he mast be made stadmiddo for
-' othem Agsin4, thos atbes To
Ih Paoeoa s ha uo.(ard of eom i tb tt
-t for the n!rit wth etated the die
n I tation it mok and doa not hes
ad itate to deelare that unlea its intol
i erasnie is broke", the yg men of
l ar bition will be fo d to either
ssler the prsh m go in with nome
h- other party.
1. In his retirement, Mr. Martin ear
, ries with him thebt wishes t au
l, eitissus, white mad e-aed, we b
a lies rsdt itto hope that he
W- wlli soon fad emesumuitI mple7
to m3nt fo hbi rad3y telaka
ABOUT SOME CHURCH-(GOERS.
To the Editor of The Progress:
Mr. Progress: \W ll you allow me
to growl a little about some things I
bee at church. Next Sunday a good
many people will go to church. The
question is, will all behave exactly
like they ought to behave.
Now, in the first place, I want to
say that the habit of many young
men and boys in gathering about the
chureh doors prior to the services
smoking their cigarettes and keeping
up an unseemly racket, is not orderly,
and should be abandoned; and what
is more ill-mannered still is the cus
tom of this same element at the close
of service rushing out, and taking
position on either side of the portals
of exit, or ranging themselves along
the opposite curb-stone, like fifty
hungry buzzards on a rail fence, and
all the time a-staring like so many
country "yaps" at the ladies as they
emerge. It is ill-bred. Quit it. No
modest woman enjoys it, even if she
in young and "pretty as a pink."
Young man, if you are comps lled tc
wait for some friend, step to one side
and cast a glance over your shoulder,
if you mut, but don't make yourself
so glaringly and obnoxiously cou
spicuous as some of you do. There
are divers and mora fitting occasions
upon which you can show your dude
suits, and see the pretty girls also
When meeting breaks, retire quietly
to your homes, after the manner of
respectful and profited worshippers,
who are presumed to have been par
ticipants in a religious service. I
am not mad with the boys, nor espe
cially exercised on this subject, but I
want to help them mend their ways a
little if I can.
Next, I have something to say to
the young ladies. Now I like to see
young gentlemen and young ladies
go to church together, especially to
the evening service. It is, in my
humble opinion, the very best way
for young people to spend a Sabbath
evening. 1 would like to see more of I
these young couples in our churches
on such occasions. But, young ladies,
when you.make an arrangement of
this kind, impress upon your escort
to be prompt in his call at your
house, and do you in turn be ready
when he comes. Do not keep him
waiting in the parlor while you spend I
a half hour elaborating your pretty
person in order to "stun" him. This
tends to not only distract your own
thoughts from the gospel you expect
to hear, but I know from personal ex
perience that the "pro tern" spiritual
ity of the young man is sadly "rattled"
by such seductive environments. Do
not, therefore, try to look too pretty.
Dress yourself plainly and sweetly,
and get to church in time. Osher
wise-and I have often seen it bo
you get into the church when the
preacher is well into his sermon; he
is disturbed, and everybody else is
disturbed by this unieasonable en
tree. You come trailing down the
aisle in your magnificence, and every
body looks at you. If you are mod
est (and I am sure you are), you are
embarrassed-and finally fall blush
ingly into your seat, with a fit of the
-bimpers" on you. Your beau, partly
from sympathy, partly from gallaut
ry, and partly because he can't help
it, simpers tio, and there you are,
looking like a pair of -, well,
looking like a pair of young people
who had come to church too late, and
made themselves unduly conspicuous,
and are ashamed of it. I hope you
were, and that you won't do it again.
Just one other thiag and I close
these grumbling observations. It is
in this same connection, however.
When a young couple come to church
let them of course sit together. This
is proper and as it should be; but
don't sit too jam up. "Two hearts
that beat as one" is a pretty senti
ment, in fact, very .oetic, but don't
- give us a pratical illustration of it
na meetnig-hemu. It i•awee bit
too suggestive of lovera' tete a-tetes
iu moon-lit bowers. Of course yeou
e not expected to stow yourselves
in opposite ends of the pew, like old
Smarried people. Let the gentleman
sit near his fair companion, but not in
juxtapoesiton. Everybody, of course,
toows they ar not Biamese twins,
md that this is not n0aesary. So
scatterjust a little. It is fair to con
Selude tb t the min is the aggreor
" in this matter, bat the lady can man
ra_ him it fahe wants to, and I think
In my bat I will have something
,to about the older people s
adm~i~- -IseL Yyour obe
· dist servant, GowLE.
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