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"T1IID) (IATER IN THE lHUI)RON
When it became generally known
Saturday that the jury had rendered
a verdict of acquittal in the ca'e
against Mr. Aleck iHudson, there was
considerable excitement and munch
rldliRnation expressed by many cti
zens. This feeling increased until it
culminated in a call being made in
our city dailies Hunday morning for
the citizens of Shrevsepoirt to assemble
at the court house Mlonday night, and
give nt expression of their opinion
regarding theu action of the jury.
Pursuant to this ('all, a large con
couree of whites and negro)s aasem
bled at the llace named, and con
Irary to the u-ual custo)mn, the room
was taxed tto hold thorn by the
time the hi:ur for assembling had
been tolled oTf hy the town clock.
The whit,'r who met there were a
representative body of mun, drawn 1
from the various rwalks and vocationls
of social and IusimLes life. There
was a determinwd caltnmess about the
whole affair, which bespoke a firm
resolution to cai ry out the project
The meeting was called to order
by Captain Peter Yourse, who nomi
nited Mayor J. 1. VIanon for chair- c
man. Mbr. W. W. Battle was then r
chosen secretary, awl the umeeing "
was ready for the business for which U
it had assemtlel. As a matter of
form Mr. O. W. Crane stated its mi,- 0
r ion in a neat speech which was lu
tcd and effective.
:tsr. I. T. Cole moved that a com- t
mittee on resolutions be appointel.
The chair named & Jesrs. V. Oroe- V
jan, P. Youree and 8 Levy, J. a
but such meetings never do their it
work by halves, and the resolutions
were all ready, having been prepared tl
in advance to save any hitch or fail
ure. Mr. (ronjean was selected to T
present them to the meeting, which
hedid in a voice which was distinwt
and well modulated. The following oi
is their expression: S
*We, as citizens, veQerating the ie
law, have 'sembled in the court a
house, in mass meeting, to protest, di
e olemnly and dispassionately, against qi
the verdict rendered by the jury to
which acquitted on Friday, Septem- 8i
ber 23, Asex Hudson, indicted and
tried for the murderof Rnfus Taylor, In
colored, on September 8, 1892, at the W
intersection of Texas street and the P
From the evidence and the circum- dc
Ftances attending the homicide, the wl
crime was deliberate and cold blood- me
ed, without a s:ngle mitigating cir- tim
cumstanoe to justify a deed revolting co
to the sense of all good citizens anst aS
which even the lawless hbyond,the the
borders of civilization woMld bgEd 4t
us a wanton and a cruel asdemna- ts
Thbe aim* was committed in booed wi
dayligh to the presence uta number
of cit1iae, whose evidence bklUre
the eoart ad jury was .dr and tan of
Tbere seems to bave been only one we
patn of omeuittion. wAL esa for
thJe lose ak ed that 1as tal blow
wasdlt, widb tuhe rif- band, and .a wi
witaess for the d dat testified e*
the l al , wa r straek with the Se
The 8 h reooid of grllt was of
complete dad established lyrond all i)h
ble doubt against t aecuabed in
It little Ibr which hand de din
was infficted it it i 8Sd
the accused, . SweS
is ~ le for the L d be wis
and bIU hg Iýtpi1 E o urdsr far
of- R-- rm s; eql a bl d y .I th
ýsrs old. . r tiot
.wed eall anod iedat , be,
O one tvapble oo l a nI
onsbid on t of the is
lstAd for'b A at, Alesr wr
-- it -n . .. h h 7i
-- bIoger, sL " -
1f Jar~e to aemM thir fran-. Alm
soW ships or mandlin sentimentality to
bias their judgment or influence
own them in the discharge of their solemn
ored obligation, what security can there
.ale be for the inoffenseve and Iaw-labid
wan ing citizens against the onslaught
ch of the bully or the murderously in
eti- clined, arnedl with a knife or pistol
ii it or any deadly weapon
in AsR itizens, we protest against the
for verdict which accorded Alexander
h.le Hudson his iberty in defiance and
and contempt of law, and condfemn the
lon jurors who nin.t he held reslpossild
for the failure to discharge their sol
on- mn duty to society.
tU- Inder the circumstances we can
X)n- only protest against the outrage*, and.
while recording our disapproval of
the the verdict, and as a rebuke we adopt
tad ulanimously the following resolu
Sa Remolved, that in the sense of this
Lwa meeting of citizens that the jurors, .J.
ons 1). Slaughter, .1. H blcMahon, Ilisl'y
ore \illiams, C. F. Birmingham, J. F.
the Compton, John A. Cox, C. C. Carroll,
rnn Charles ltamlin, E. T'. Chastine, J. f
Oct R. Burneide, F. B. Bounds, W. I.
T'empleman, who served on t1e Aleck
der Hildson trial, having failed to do -
mi- their duty niider the law, the jury -
*r- commislolners for Caddo parish are o
IOU respectfully but earnestly requested a
nK and urged to never again draw their n
ich names for jury rervice. U
of Resolved, that it is also the sense
of this meeting that the same jurors p
in- named should )e excluded by the es
court if ever sumuOoned for duty as tI
m- taleamen." 01
at. The resolutions having been read, al
- were duly offered, ,ut to the house
and adopted almost without a dissent- J!
ir ig voice. ti
Ds Having accomplished its purpose,
ed the meetmng quietly adjourned.
to THE CITILS.N MNETINe MOND)ATY
at Monday night witnessed a scene
ig of unusual occurrence in the city of Q
Shreveport. This was a mane meet
be ing of citizens, who assembled at the
4 court house, for the purpose of repu- th
t, diating the action of the jury in ao
at quittiung Aleck Bodson, cuarged with I"
ry the murder of rufus Taylor, uon tUe f
U_ 8th mist.
id 'his meeting adopted strong reso- r
r, Intions, so strong that we fear that it
e was a mistake which will react to the c
ie pariah's detriment in the future.
The meettng was inaugurated and ze
. dominated by white men, among mi
, whom were a majority of the leading
- men of the town, buit at the same
r. time all must admit that a very large ito
g coouQurRoO negroes were in attend
i ance, who rejoiced and gloated over
e the strong denunciation of white
SmeAi. After the meeting was over
- iteYral were beard to remnak, "we
have got the white pople where we
~ w t em." or iomldrng simnlar.
r Paoeu hass wiords of er
e e for Alehk Had n. His mode
Sof iug and that of the editor of
sis paper are at toal varianse, but
ewe w lr bhe, and dot the jury, atould
r haet fm'tiIabe the subetsanes of
r ese issl , whet ebsuld like
wise v t ded the names of
I every healr who is violating the Cot
t ile composedfor
Sof hoaorabi, e men, eega. tof
I have 96siujvort utfobr u
in a i e fur for i ar- ne
iwet i do not
s wish to ae
r Ifar from i
P thngto inrtiec-g
nees in she u er w td ba
Fran~tlM >dd·4 a6 6ltº t o .T.
Zlk&Lde hilled this man *ihh*.
LOUISIANA STATE FAI
Shreveport :: Expositio
-TO BE HELD AT
Shreveport, La., Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5,'
PREMIUMS AND PURSES, 30,000!
|It The Heot Eqnlippd (;roundq in the State. A Grand Exhibit of Louisianna's P'rodrCh t. Spolial
for each day of the week. For (atalogune, Speed Programmes, or any information, address the Scretary.
C. J. FOSTER, President. J. J. HORAN, Secre
re ont sufficient provocation to juetfy
iii an acquttal. still the I)ijtrict Attor
nir ney could not establish this fact even
to his own satisfaction.
'e No charge of monetary, social or
rn p ditical corruption has, to our know -
ie edge, bwen even hinted at against
is the jury or any member of the body,
on the contrary, we believe they are
all men of good repute.
' This being true, it seems to un no
. just, that such condemnatory result
tions should be passed against them,
the aim being, as far as the power of
that committee could go, to forever
deprive them of the rights of citizen
y ship, praotically so at anl rate.
It is not the intention of Tar.
Paoass to be barashly critical, Iw
OanUse it knows that the promoters
and parti~ipators were actuated by
motions of good citizenehip, but we
think that sober realction will teach
them that it will now be a difficult
matier for a man charged with simi
lar.crime in thi4 parish, to obtain a
fair and impartial trial, unle.sa the
rule of law is reversed, and the de
fendant is able to establish his inno- I
ecese instead of the State hi, guilt.
In conclusion we ask our good citi
zens to weigh this matter wells think
over the size and conditions of our
mixed population, deliberate on the
spirit of the Force Bill and its in
tended effect, take into consideration
its passage and the inflamed spirit of
those whom it will tend to elevate,
then coooider the work of Monday
night and tell an anxious people,
what will the harvest be?
We are sorry to lean that our
friend, Mr. Robert Giliam lost his
store at Willow Bend, by fire Mon
ynight. His los will be quite I1
heavy, but with his proverbial pluck
anderly , he will immediately re
build nd start saew.
The Republicans of the fourth
Congressional dlitrictt bare made
Judge U. J. Looney their nominee
JudLoony a ,e/ntleman of is
unquestionoble ability, a lawyer of
gobd standlng, legally and otherwirn
at our bar, and foo-his party vunhl wi
aLp representative. 5
• P* he and Tan Paoontss
are . the leaIn just a little
too iemlward, forus to de
li i M ta hough matters
ha IA aparty sheuld d
A imae.. The runny
betetween the Dem
_i t tjlO . paeh man,
a very pop- D
e. . _ _ _ _ _ __orvs ja
SO the $t. Louis Ut be hed
8 to 8, the and P
wll soell emznrt at d
For the Alliance Picniac 8tone
wal,-.La., on ateter 8, th Teas
pad Prine railway will ell .u
ao tiets at one faref r the renad as
trai. ,. I ca
it. w r4 5 ·.0t o
fead owf rwdarl pfeul eam of-5
IThis r.port In ,.erelsily" .orre.,ted Ip
Sto i.'rridlly of e*w,i we.ek, frusis the imost
reliable sour 's . *
i Vrtri'trnnT, 1.... Septemnber 29 -('ot
st tots (steed steady.
SOrdinary. ... ..................... Nomn'
' ( . l erlinary ..................... N
re Low m iddliu ................... . 'i
M id llit g .... ...... ........... 41
C.- t id usiddlig . ................. 7
. World's Visible Suppl) -
'rbin year ......................... 2,578,$.4
3f nas year .. ..... . . ... , 1,314 .
I rea e ..........................
iqcon-Firm 91. I
I ry Malt M."ats-Mtesdy at $ v boxed.
I llrtekf'ut Ila.vot--Ile by the box.
isFlour--lteady; family, 13.1&16 extra
e ftsey, 44.I; putehss, 4.150: sacks 10 I er
It C ,runueal-Steady, 62.90; sacks 100 per
. bbi. less.
(Coffee-Firm; fair, 17e; medium grade
8le; mbtter 19%IP..
Tea-P air. 4,e.; good. tiO0lk.; fine. 565(s
- 5il0nest, * l.i 3Ir Jh. by uhest..
L Sar and eiamees.
i- Augr-Pteary: yellow clarfled, (, i;
k white ,larifted, none; granulated. 6.e.
Sld'latrsew-C('nnmon. 295: preme open
kettle, sone; ohoice reblletd, I.v.
Onions--1.1ts(tl.j*, ir bushel.
Bleswe-Navy, 4d@434c per hI.
f Potato--EIatUlns, 6pt per bu.
IDaggng and Tie..
Bagging-2 bha, 7k'; Il Ihs. 7e.
Twis--Fur halihng purposes, 10 per
lb. by the bile.
Cor-Filrm; white, seed, none; mixed.
Saked, OSn per bu. h
Ilay-Timotby, 014.50i prairie, O.0l)
late-Firm; Texas, 87c; Western,
.tnd Mixed Feed--.** per 100 lbs.
Chbopped Cors--01l.20 Bir 101 lis.
railts a uat.. c
Almonds-Ic per lb.
iraaill Nuts -utbse per lb. o
Drw.d iru s---Apples, 8o0o; evaporated. as
lls. tm-12c per lb.
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I4anuut-ll-atn.uk kee ly4, ra , 4w4
bI1e. 51e.. ruasted, t bighber ou ad
lalu-New s ,...1 ner box.
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Read our wowdertul premium Qs. fyr.
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Fruits and Nuts,
S Cigars, To
aCI a Market Ntre Sher.
Hat and Cold Cistern
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ployed. A inkw, quiet place,
ho b ldtiwnrrq igt Lhe r b
,hvear. P..ollto Llen lonto
Cae.a, and rk obs
set bulsesac forMe
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an er. me e t ul less tm
remote from Wl on.
tionW. ae pale ie
charge. Our (M de tuill peatet
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horn or goodm lonvsotment, I u
reat asur It. howlug you d
eratia ' y U. . st
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a Kunn of Ilt lrle Ion Tllc
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