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Sin is ever active and immorality
never leeps. These truths were
w-er more fully verified than in the
rereed efforts of a certain class to
have the doors of the Columbian Ex
position open on Sunday.
The subtle arguments which these
votaries use would challenge admira
ion, were it not for the fact their im
port means the overthrow of the
Christian doctrine and the supremacy
They are again appealing to the
gallantry ef the American Nation, and
striving by unholy flattery, to cause
the people of this vast common
wealth, who honor the Sabbath day,
to surrender their religious priuci
ples and turn the country, with her
precepts on religious iattezs, over tL
a horde of heathens and ilolators
Sophistry Lrtathes in every word
that is used in slpport of the d -
mand to open the World's Fair on
Sunday, and a surrender of virtue,
manhood and honest convictions is
The foreign nations will be our
guests, these applicants say: their
deas on observance of the Sabbath
-aould be, for that reason, respected.
An argument as falae as the evil
qirit which suggested it. By .the
same reasoning ministers of the gos
psa and others of Christian piety,
should allow dancing, card-playing
and general gambling beneath their
soote, simply because they happen to
have as guestf, men who indulge in
these immoral and demoralizing prac
es as a pastime when an oppor
taity is presented. They should
also allow the Sabbath to be ruth
les ly broken and spurned on their
mwapremises, simply because a neigh
'~ boys, who are permitted to do so
ab home, happen to be on a visit to
Ae children of tL _e who remember
i Sabbath day t keep it holy.
B ht say these g, A-natured (!) lib
loving (1) gentry, we do not ask
the maehinery should be in mo
amd everything at work; 0 to
mweld be very wicked, we sim
aa that the doors be opened so
everyone may be granted an op
ty to se the art exhibits apd
ing else which does not re
labor n0r steam to be exhibited;
we askin the interestof the
w eking elasew, who cannot
ples a dq from work inoar
ias this grand exhibit of oars.
wonier that Jehovah
soat*bl damb and paralyzed
who ehibit such hypocracy.
Is the working classes in
bhere is sincerity in this
i interest, let those
it pay the small pittance
labor, and let the poor la.
,tad during the week and
S wll be nonecessity of des
Iýh dia made memorable by
of our Savior.
:thee great philanthropists
ieldense that we intend
urma, give the foreigners
t as em this day of
umhe.l.smnto hold divine
Icg io their own erieds
ef womehp. Of mourse
weSal eatalaly be a
se wwisgla truly. The
aie the land where
1,a oad taes son and
ty.hbr eM is waehipped
Go6hsd threw wide
oa ivadig horde and
sesligiom and religious
r---u with eontempt and
Oge-,swill true to
i pleole"eol on i more
on the outsfde
4 hirrm ans" to the
r ive bhores
od and God
' ttre fw ow r as
&~r· Alab se *o
& S ~ieks
prefer to instruct their advisees to
push the anti-option bill through.
They would rather trust the cotton's
future to the condition of things
when this bill will be in operation
They can readily see how it is pos
sible for gamblers in futures to com
bine and bull the market for the pur
pose of deceiving the public till af
ter the Senate rejects the bill. It
seems to us that the Republican
Senate could incircle its clos.ing acts
with glory and leave as a pleasant
remembrance of its official actions a
grand name for each member of its
body by passing this bill, and then
President Harrison could im mortal
ize himself by signing the it.
LOCAL WAR REMINISCENSES
THE LAST HOPE OF THE LAND.
( api l-d lay the Mule ( .r,' t t a qve
a (Greet IF"tl:~lad .
All the stories o' the av. .'iaahave
'ot been told., thtuicgn the t rmad
of "The Bivouac" have rul'sted :.many
tales of strife and batta, and, se:-.i
:ngly exhausted the field of anecdote.
War records are drearily statistical.
and though we see strong Rembrant
shadows behind the lines, there is
none of the color and vivre to make
the old well-remembered pictures as
seemly in our eyes, as when, painted
as a sunlit storm-cloud, softer tints
are reflected on the far away hori
zon. Shreveport wes an important
military post in the last of those sad
years, and on her south:hills bastian,
and revetment, and masked battery
plants under the high cliffs that
frown over the river, may yet be
traced by the discerning archfeolo
gist. The headquarters of the Trans
Mississippi Department were here
after the fall of Vicksburg, and the
hero of Mansfield sent to her tem
porized prison pens, thousands of the
defeated from the field of that short
but decisive conflict, that hurled
Banks back down Red river valley,
and Porter over ;the Alexandria
rpid,. We can remember well that
long, straggling, and dusty lines of
Federals, guarded by still thinner
and more straggling hnes of gray
pickets, some of whom had "swop
ped" hats with their charges, and
wore them satisfactorily, if not un
concernedly, in spite of the wierd as
piration "Hell, or Shreveport" in
scribed about their crowns. The
windows of the buildings on the cor
ner of Martin's lane and Milam street
were daily filled with these military
hostages, and many and loud were
the ribald jests and song', which
made those old walls sing again.
Evidently the Confederate menu, of
one course of corn meal and strip
bacon, was not a depressing, unixili
rating, diet. We remember many of
those sings and jests, but Tau PEoo
uss is highly moral and its readers
of delieate and refined ear.
Those were glorious times for the
bold hearted, patriotic sons of tie
sires who were off at the front. It
was something inspiring to know
that "we" had all those "Yanks" in
quod, and could summarily dispose
of them at the lightest hint from the
ommandant of thepost Oft were
the bright lathe swords whetted and
the mind, tentalivery, flushed with
the immagitive lust of slaughter.
For we were a company bold, and
owned the remains of a Christmas
drum, and a captain-who was up on
"about face," and "come round in
line" and other military teehnicali
tiesm, which he had aedaired with the
earelmss eonddence of an immature
nature. We met under the "ehiney"
trees on Lab street and planned
marny bold foray Ind reconnostre,
inwis~thousd fll, and blood
towed like water-bot only planned
them. The Company meae but one
boldn attemp to to the front-an
it feliLken blihting eloud upon the
ma dma i of The dteeabment
that "wet the warr" provisioned
themselves for the cmpaign by
strenuous slf-denial of s holui
es for severaml days; half ttons hrv
ing a hardening, qualifying effect
stoppedto otage a plum orchard,
when they were overtaken by a ool
ced ontiieamt mounted on a mnle,
and with seaed ordes to capture nn
ogaise stragglere, sd shatter the
palgb~.t. vandalism of asn
iiecoerion We drew up on a
eofdefense t but the Cap
tain's ommand to a was mat
iedlliseavoies in hat The ene
wr was mlled, sad terms of capie
letin were entered apon, where
b lw wre to wmeder wpos,
uewen and s Wleasive-a single btar
sed hsht asp whh had been son
r es, ead the harlte of the way.
,amr~asst t me y b·ar
jw teded teat &lardio.
a genuine condemned, alry sabre,
bet principally because the army was
very much in love with Sid's beauti
ful sister, which logically and str*
getically qualified him for the digm
ty. Naturally, none of the corpse
would yield the first position in a
game of love. or war unless they
were playing h- and objected to be
ing caught personating the Devil.
Another H-'s position could never
be well defined, until chance defined
it. It was a sort of cross between a
ramp sutler and a brigadier general
His war paraphanalia consisted of a
high paper-cone hat, emblazoned
with stars and topped with an ostrich
plume, which did more pious and
reverent duty of a Sunday than or1
training day. At length the day
came when a flag was presented to
the company. They had drilled en
thnsiaticly, and could do the chain
gang step half way down the column.
and could "swing round like a gate"
with a concavity that a rainbow
would be proud to imitate. That
they could receive flags, as the other
great coupanies, the "Shrsveport
(ireys" and thl, "Caddo ltfles" had
hone was amply demonstrated, but
thereception il,eec:h threatened to
disorganize the .omumand, until elo
qruence was put above sabre and high
I,:mind hat. aind carried the day-and
Shb, flag. It was decided that Will R.
aould paralyze the throng with
matchless oratory, and carry the
standard in compensation. The
presentation was held in Judge J's
front yard and there was a noble
presenutment of the last hope of the
land." Col. ---, whose enrollment
in the forlorn-hope, Fort Humbug
Reserves, had won him spurs, and
title, was ma'.ter of ceremonies. His
fierce front filled even thie "hope of
the land"' with wild alarms, which
were only allayed by a frank confes
sion that his only blood thirsty am
bition was to discourage the Union
army-at long range, and the best
place to die for one's country was
behind the guns of Fort Humbug
and some three hundred miles. The
speeches were made and the Judge,s
hospitality expressed in June apples,
plum pie, and other insurrective
dainties, enjoyed with the only ob
structive qualification that the Judge
objected to having the pies cut with
a sabre, which the Captain insisted
was a disciplinary exercise contin
gent upon possible emergency.
After the collation, the flag was
presented over again for the benefit of
the mothers of the heroes who had miss
ed the first call. Then the cider was
brought forth, and the water mellons
cut. This display of hospitality nat
urally suggested another presenta
tion, which was held as soon as the
:Captain could be disarmed, and the
young lady presentor re-upholstered
as to her curls, and toned down as to
her nose, which had been unduly
familiar with the home-dyed bunt
ing of dse banner.
Having exhausted the Judge's
e )mmissary, an adjournment was had
to the department of the anomylous
Brigadier general, where the flag was
presented, a ration of ginger cake
and cistern water issued, ad the on
flamed warriors requested to keep of
the grass. Again order was given for
the route and the company marched
"far down the street with plumes and
banners gay," stopping at couren
ient intervals-to present the banner.
There were thirtw-two militia and
seventeen raw recruits in that goodly
company, and when we got through
presenting the banner, we had ab
sorbed rations enough to provision
the regular army, and the martial
spirit was at high tide. Every moth
erowning a boy in that battallion,
had been privately advised that she
was the patriotic fetish of the neigh
borhood, and her home would be
honored with the presentation spe
tale, and she was expeeted to draw
onherreserve commaaury. It was
prooed torestirthe precinet nest
week, but the Brigadier who went
home with the cai, gave the snap
away, and the "last hope of the earn
try" did not reach the front in time
to prevent the surremder i Ap .mat
toL ELusLIS A
Mrs. Planklagtou (msrewftaly)-It my
husband would only stop playlag poker I
could have a new bonet Ilk, yours.
Mrs. Witherby-It he had stopped play
lag with my husband before they began
the last time youe might have had this.-
A Valued Piaymat..
Little Johnny-I'm awful sorry yeour
folks is gola to move.
Neighbor's Boy--Is you?
Little Johnny-Yes. Naow whenever I
break a wiudow or anything I can'L tell
mamma you did it--Good News
Let Rim Pereseorel
ife had spent leor years in college, and ac
quired as kiltd of kn'wledge,
From mokindi eigarettes to readlg oreek.
And It was seld by many tlhat la lebrew, ,
ktimo and Latin
With the acvet oa a native ha colud speak.
Me ksew every mion siasece. and for every
He wase some ew laprovepacnst t ag
ad from hn dis a hawser up to eriticle.
oL t he reatst meatm h wea~ teas.
Net a thaaate tmphim oeoi ha SaM:
Ana to oen a tae's dira er l Meec a
mIwass miseLs isd.
It eeea bIdeshAA, alter aIl thgIcaee
had la in,
T1bommt tasinvlmgs.ibleme had mu't,
salt it Ia ineo ler hn
I~;~:iIi- a~·$~~;T;~FjLS-*~ 1
AND DETERMINED TO CLOSE O!
For Cash Only We Now O'.r the Folilo.wing liar,:&i,.
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All Goods 31arktxl in Plain Figurr..
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340 Suits Reduced to $13.75.
Call Early, Bring Your Cash ald Secure First Chq
Big Reduction in Our Children's Department.
o LETTY & SO
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--Dealers and Jobbers In
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SPECIALTIES: Munger's Improved Elevators, Feeders,
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and Condensers, Cotton Press Fixtures and Wire Rope for
Southern Standara Cotton Presses. Kentucky Cane Mills and
many other makes of machinery too numerous to mention.
Have also a fine assortment of Agricultural Implements, all
of which will be sold at reasonable rates.
No. 206 Texas Street, Shreveport, La.
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-Wholesale Dealers In
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NO 612 LEFEE STREET.
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Abstract*r of Lmad
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P'arish, and all ltts in Lbre
of all vacant I:ni,ýl I tatets,
road alnld ehlol Lands.
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NOTARY .:: P
Justice of the P
Oiae, Is Milam Steet,
Thos. L. Terry,
Special attention gives to
men and Children; and alas ts
Rectum and Loser BoweL
rholds (or piles). Uleer, FissIa
Private OnSe, 530 TeaS
Telspheae at Oml
You no doubt wast
fit yourself and the
in which you live.
If so, give your w
if it is not done as
better than John Chii
will cost you nothing.
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