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OP ial Journal Caddo Parish Farmers
BHIuvPoBTrr, L. - OCTOBER 23, 1897.
The DeSoto News is certainly
quite a newsy paper.
It is said that the High School
at Lake Charles, Louisiana, opened
with 400 pupils on the 12th inst.
Will some one kindly tell us
where lies the line on which Con
gressman leaves off and Senator
It is said that Governor Foster
is actually trying to do something
besides appointing Foster men to
office. The news is too good to be
Last week the DeSoto News was
printed on a kind of yellowish
paper. Its manager said he
couldn't "hope hisself kase" the
quarantine had its grip on the reg
Wonder how much of those $75,- i
000 that the City of New Orleans is :
said to have paid, and the $50,000
that the State will pay, to stamp
out the yellow fever in that city,
will go into the pockets of the doc
tora ? 1
~here is a physician in New 1
Orleans who should be sentto the I
SIsuahmn. He was so indiscrceet as
Io say that the Board of Health of =
it ctiy had made a mistake, as t
It stob a thing was possible. He j
oughtto be put in a straight jacket t
and muzsled. t
.any of our farmers have An- '
Vo4gathering their cotton crop.
ji in a crop of cotton before a
.;R 8h of October was never
R aFw in this parish before......
4.: gentleman remarked on our
os a few' days ago that he had e
i'.e farming a long time, but had
pgathered his crop in three
before this year.--DeSoto B
I~I some one please hold con- a
S ,L. 8. Scott Why, the boy
.a. ictually started a daily at'
now. This makes-let,.
. it four weeklies and a
* ?s)oott P
,U* aoOM~t seem to break
ithe pressure. They
tioed sensible m
ORDERED TO LEAVE TOWN.
Messrs. B. Willer and H. Gold
man, two Jewish merchants,
r. of Mansfield, Louisiana, ; have
- received anonymous letters warn
tor ing them to leave own. No
reason is assigned for the com
mand and the act has been very
generally and emphatically con
demned by the citizens of that
Neither of the gentlemen will
ts probably pay any attention to the
A matter, and the community will
doubtless see that they are not
The concensus of opinion is that
the acc is that of some thoughtless l
y person or persons who belong to
that erratic class who can never
determine where a joke leaves off
Dl and seriousness begins.
IT IS REPRESENTING MONEY.
is Contrary to the pleasure of his
i critics, who wanted him to have
r himself named, or himself name
one of his own kin, Governor Mc
Laurin, of Mississippi, has ap
r pointed Representative H. D.
g Money to succeed Hon. J. Z.
o George, deceased, in the United -
e States Senate. As Mr. George
has declined to stand for re-elec
tion, Mr. Money has been elected -
h to succeed him at the expiration of
his term, and now, as the choice
e of the people, Governor McLaurin
has selected him to fill the unex
Doubtless the executive's ene
- mies will now be worried to find
s something else to vent their spleen
0 on him for.
Justice Field, of the United
- States Supreme Court, is said to
have notified President McKinley
of his intention to retire from the
r bench shortly. This is the gentle
man that drew envenomed attacks
e from one, at least, of our Louisiana
newspapers for no other cause
8 than he had an ambition to serve
for a longer term than Chief Jus
tice Marshall. Just what crime
the distinguished jurist has com
mitted in expressing this desire
THE PROGRESS has never been
able to learn, but the great journal- S
ist before referred to seemed to te
have done so, and we had nothing
It is thought that Attorney Gen
eral McKenna will succeed him. _
A man was tried in Showhegan,
Maine, the other day for stealing
two bushels of onions. The coun
sel for the defense held that as
testimony showed that the onions
were taken from the ground they
were part of the real estate, and,
as real estate cannot be stolen, he
would ask for the discharge of the
1prisoner; and he went free. It
would hardly pay' a criminal to L
mke SEch a defense in Louisiana.
- - Western Produce,
In view of Produce which is raised at home be
ing about sold out, I will receive from now on,
Potatoes, Onions, Cabbage, Peas, Butter, and too
many other goods to mention, from the West.
I keep in stock, as usual, a full line of Fruits,
Candies, and everything else that is sold in a
firist-class produce house.
Have a full and complete line of Garden and Field Seeds.
Write for prices or call in person.
Nos. 104 & 106 Texas Street.
£ ANDREW QUERBES.i
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