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VOL. I. NATCHITOCHES PARISH, NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1894. NO. z3.
Refor'm Press of Louisiana.
TIlE OMRAn E,. IWintifleld, La.
t. W. lBailey, Editor
PO(;EIsilvE A(;F. Rtston, La.
W. W. .le Ilre' Editor
LoUrISIANA PorruIuIT, NatchIitoohes, La
M. F. .Machen, Editor
ALLIANCE FARME. lonllner. La.
V. . Flynt, Editor,
ALLIANCE FORUM, W'st Monuroe, La
L. W. Beard, Editor
BATTLE I.AcG, Robelitle, La.
J. A. Tetts, Editor.
LAKESLIE PEVIEW, Lakeside, La.
C. F. & N. L. Miller, Editors.
Tua llse;', New Orleans, La.
J. B. ameron. Fditor.
CITY OF NATCHITOCHES
DE1ItlUENt T TAX DEBTORS,
CITY OF NATCIIITOCHES.
BY virtue of the authority vested in
me by the Constitition and law, of
the State of Lollisialla, I will sell at tlhe
principal door of the Court House. ini
which the civil district court of e..id
Parish is held, within the legal hours for
judicial sales, beginning at 11 o'clock a.
Saturday, Dec. 15, 1894,
and continuing on each suncceeding day.
until maid sales are completed, all iimmno
vable property on which taxes are now
due the city of Natchitoches, to enforce
collection of taxes assessed in the year
15S, together with interest thereon from
1sat day of December 1893. at the rate of
two per cent per month, until paid, and
Black, Agt. W. J. Red dog "Renln,."
valuation $50; black dog "Sallie," val
nation $10; Horses, $40; cattle $10;
wagon $20.-Total valuation $130; City
tax $1 30, Railroad tax 65 cents.
Burke, Mrs. R. E. House and lot on
north side of St. Denis street, bounded
east and west by property of Kile;
valuation $250; louse and lot on See
med street, between property of Dunas
se and Norris, valuation $300.-Total
valuation $550. City tax $5 50; Rail
read tax $2 75.
Burns. Aspisi House and lot on south
side Texas street, between Emanuel
Thomas and corner 6th street, valua
tion $200, City tax $2 00; Railroad
tax $1 00.
Bullard, J. L. House and lot corner 3rd
and Lafayette streets, running back
to 4th street, valuation $250; horse $20.
-Total valnation $270. City tax $2 70
Railroad tax $1 35.
Chrlevill, Lanadry Two lots on Amn
let street 4 and 7, formerly belonging
to Emile Rivers, valuation $40. City
tax 40 cents; Railroad tax 20 eta.
Caspari, Leopold Hase and lot on 2nd
strsee, between property of Rachal sad
NMcray, valuation *500; house and lot
on lid street, between laehal and
Pelli, valuation $200; house and lot on
Bayou Amulet, and east of Jefferson
stadt, valuation $120; house and lot
a Sed.stest, corner Horn, valastioa
$1700; vacant lot corner 4th and Texas
str vs rluateico (5!; house and l.t
on pewwd esesa4 street, corner Prim
roses Avenna, valuation $75; vacant
let on Pari tenst, between Mrs. Diet
rich aduntar, valuation $150; b ag
STotavalnalon $31,900. City,
tax$0, Railroad tax $~9 54
Caspari, I. L" I ierest in house and
lot Ia Jaeksoo Square, valuation W$5.
Clty tax 7 ceats; Ratloead tax 37}
Cspar, Mrs. Bertha One quarter ar.
pst of laed a Texas street, running
eIb to 8bine, corner 4th, valuation
3 vacant - lots In Jackson
s. oppesitsthe American csmete
t i valsetem. $150. Total valuation
.- ly /sue p; Raitrius tax $
C'aagl, Is. Aa~a vraent lets in
Jackass Square olpoa t the Ameri
can Cemetery, valuation $100; vacat
lot em k sw tr betwen Sarbor
tgh'st . paper? t ao ltbtrasseele
t valtkfte 00. Ttal valuation,
Mis c ta o so; IMlkad tax
D , lr.vh ad brstasl, vanalu em
sm. City tan MWs;aikead tax
,, "., Sab ad 4lot em east
staet, betwan pro
ms· ad lot ne
disc stock in trade, 3000. Total val
nation .5920. City tax 559 20: Rail
road tax $29 60.
P. Patton. Easter Vacant lot on 6th stree,
near James I)ooson's. valuation $35.
City tax 35 cents Railroad tax 17).
Parson. Sam THouse and lot corner
Pavie and 5Wa-.hington street. valua
tion $*00. City tax $5 00: Railroad
tax *2 50.
Piren. Jane lHoie andi lot on Bossier
street. between vacant lot and Pier
son ndl Pierson street. valuation
$100. City tax E1 00; Railroad tax 50
Re:adl. l)orcus House and lot corner
Pierson street andl Normal school Al
ley. valuation $.50. City tax 50 cents;
Railroad tax 25 cents.
I Trichel Sr.. J. C. House and lot corner
Texas and Second street. valuation
$600; Vacant lot corner Second and
Texas streets. *20: Horse l15: Hack
,15; Merchandise stock $300. Total
valuation 9)30. City tax $9 50; Rail
roa, tax $4 75
Walmsley, Agt. Mrs. Ii. B. House and
lot on west side of 2nd street, between
A. Kaflie and Lena McCray, valuation
4750. C'iy tax *7 50; Railroad tax
Watkins. Lucy Lot corner Sibley and
Pavie streets, valuation *50. City tax
5Oc: Railroad tax 25c
Woodward. Ernestine Vacant lot in
Jackson Square. between Davis and
Felix streets, valuation *25 00. City
tax 25c: Railroad tax 12)c.
Boullt, Heirs A certtin lot of ground in
city of Natchitoches. bounded north
by Bossier street, east by Sibley street
and west by land supposed to belong
to succession of Win. Tompson, valu
ation $150 00. City tax $1 50; Rail
road tax 75,e.
Bloom, M. J. A. E. Lemee Agt. House
and lot on Pavie street. between 7th
and 9th street, valuation *$00: House
and lot on Lafayette street. *130, To
tal valuation *850. City tax 48 50,
Railroad tax $1 75.
Meyer, V. & A. Vr ant lot on 2nd
street. between Baptist Church and
Kaflie Bro... valuation *200. City tax
$2 00; Railroad tax $1 00.
Stacey. A. J, Lot No. 9 on Trudeau
street, 66x124, east of lot 8. between
Lafayette and Martin. valuation *100.
City tax ,1 00; Railroad tax 50c.
On said day of sale I will sell such
portions of said property as each debtor
will point out, and in case the debtor
will not point out sufficien. property.
will at once, and without further delay,
sell the least quantity of said property
of any debtor, which any bidder will
buy for the amount of the taxes, inter
est and costs due by said debtor.
P. C. ROGERS.
Nov. 9. Tax Collector.
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People's Party Platform.
1. We .demand a national cunr
rency, safe, sound and flexible, is
aned by the general government
only, a full legal tender for all debt
public and private, and that with.
out the one of banking corpora-,
tions; a inst, equitable and efficient'
means of distribution, direct to the
people, at atax not exceeding 2 per
cent, be provided, as set forth in
the sub-treasury plan of the Farm
ers' Allianee, or some better system
also by payments in discharge ot
its obligations for public improve
a. We demand free and unlimit
ed coinlge of ilverand gold at the
preseeat letgl ratio of 16 to 1.
b. We demand that the amount
of circulating medium be speedily
nMarume to not less tbs~O per
e. We demand a graduate: n
d. We believe that the money
of the country should be kept as
meeh as possible in the hands ot
the people, and hence we detmand
sat all State tad national revenue
shal ba e 0i4eda to teM neesliry
xpeases of the government, coo
nsbeuled nbl honestly administer
.. We demand that postal sa.- I
bis m ho semM ied by the
goveru met the lsb dpodt or
he uranoi of the people sad to
e - oitte .amgea meansd 1
ebte the Tlh t l t ithelat r
ae agit gh mlth.
e isem of wnh, b t '
of iR the -eal at
~ ,e bof-'- ..-. ee,
Jf .J .tl. ^'Y- ~ I
WHO BUYS VOTES,
And Where the Money Comes
From for Both Oid Parties.
r (Time just bIefore the election.)
(()hi man.) Well the infernal
r republicans have got k_2,(o , to use
in this county to heat us. If seoie
thing is not ,I 'ne to down the mon
ey ,,ower, this gov(rnment is gone.
j What do you mean, pa! Gone
W1Vhy. I mean no governlent can
stand when it gets s') corrupt.
WI hat do you mean by corrupt?
Why, a government is corrupt
when voters sell their votes for
Who furnishes this money, pa '
Why. they get it from New
From whom did they get it?
Why from the money power, of
How did the money power get
s much money,<
Why they got it ?
But how did they get it?
Well they are the blenficiaries
of unjust laws.
What isa Ibeneficiary?
I mean they get the benefit of
What laws ?
Why the class laws that have
been passed for the last thirty years.
What do you mean by class laws f
I mean laws passed solely in the
interest of these rich scoundrels
who are exploiting the people.
Exploiting them how, pa?
Why my son, there are living in
the east mostly a lot of wealthy
men who, taken collectively, ccn
stitute what is known as the "mon
ey power." By Iribery and a
corrupt use of mincy, they get
,laws passed that enable them to
form monopolies and trusts to rob
Why don't they put them in jail?
Oh, they can't.
Why the authorities.
Can't they put robbers in jail I
Oh, yes; little ones have to go,
but the great robbers go free.
Why don't they imprison the
They can't, they bribe the courts
in such a way as to escape.
To go back a little pa, I wan't
to know why people way off in
New York should send money to
Indiana? What difference does it
make to them how Indiana goes?
Oh, they want it to go republi
Dcn't they ever send any money
to make Indiana go democratic ?
Ahe--ah--say you go to work
But I want to know.
Well, to be frank with you they a
do, but don't say anything about it.
When did they send money to r
the demccrat I
Hush up now, I'm busy.
But I want to be posted in these a
things. May be I'll be a
Well they sent money in 1892.
How much pal
I don't know just how much,(
but a good many thousand dollars.
How was it used?
It was sent to the different coun
ty central committees. Some eoun- c
ties got more, some lesas. Some'
counties only get a few hundred,
dollars while other counties get as 1
moay t~d)uah -
lnt how was it mad i
If I mIust tell you, it was to buy t
Did the democrat. ever get any r
monqy before 18920 - t
Ob, ~yes, moreor less for yeu&ars. t
And the repuhlicans too, pal 9
Te, cooknmad them, they gene- t
ally-get more tim we do.
Of whob does this conty e-oe
trl nommittee cormistf
Itismhluot always naade up o t
I)o the eastern men send the
Smoney ;lir(.ct to the c. unties?
No, it is sent to the state central
cominitte-e. ly them to the coui
ties. Fr.nii there it goes to the
various town.hij, and wards.
It is lt range I never heard of
this .before, . 1,a
,Not s(, v-,ry if yv )i will consider
that it is alwayi s put into the hands
of .:anlid:ites n hi are more inr t r
(sted in the result than any on'"
elsce. 'Yon Iht they will never tell.
Iu!t 'a. who takes the initiative'
I)o these rich ea"sterners send out
the money voluntarily, and say
here take this ini ,nev
Oh, no, no. The state commit
tee, after a careful canvas~s of the
:ituation, sends o1ne o(r more of its
em!)ers to New York to lay the
matter before the national c ,nunit
tee and get the miinev.
But ' hy, p1a, does the money
iowe'r, :as you call it, contribute to
ixoth parties in the states.'
Tut, tut. I didn't say all the
But don't they send money into
all the states as they d9 in Indiana?
N-), such st:ate: as Vermont,
Maine, or Texas (on't get any.
Why not ?
As a general thing the doubtful
states are the ones that get the
nmoney. You see. the appeals for
I money are made by the candidates
themselves. They are afraid they
will be beaten if they don't have
mo,ney to buy votes with.
I thought the Australian lallot
law was passed to prevent the buy
ing of votes.
Ah, my son, it was passed to
lull the suspicions of 'men who
were getting disgusted with the
oplin buying of votes, and who
threatened to bolt the old party
Really, dces it not make buying
votes a crime?
Yes, but the cunning fellows so
framed the law that in order to get
the buyer into jail the seller would
have to go also. This makes the
law a dead letter, as no man will
incriminate himself in orler to im
prison some one else. If the poli
ticians had wanted to stop the buy
ing of votes, which they didn't,
they could have done so in a day,
by making the law so the seller
could inform on the buyer without
dankr to himself.
What assurance, pa, have the
rich beneficiaries as you call them
)f class laws, that this money they
sen.l here will be honestly used.
Excuse me, I don't mean h ,nestly
used. But applied to the purpose
for which it is intended.
Every assurance in the wotid, as
the men who are to use it are the
candidates themselves, or men who
will receive fat offices by appoint
mont if not candidates. Even if
the men who received it should
rocket it the result would be the
same to the men who gave it.
How do you make that out ?
Because the party leaders will
still be under obligations to the
fonners, and they will deliver the
goods just the same.
Deliyver what gods pa?
Well you see it is this way. The I
county central committee, or
"courthouse ring," always dictates
who shall be nominated for the I
legislature, and he is the man who i
lelivers the goods. In other 1
words, he votes as these rich men ,
tell him to on bills that affect their 1
interests. For instance, the rail-i
roads in this state don't pay more t
than one-fourth as much tax as c
theyoughtto pay. Neitherdo the
street car lines, nor the telegraphs, c
helephones, or expres cumpanies. j
Well some honest member has t
dipped into the legislature unbe- t
nowa to the ripg, and so he in- a
•rodues a binl to make these cor- e
poratiomn pay maushia propor- 1
tion as the farmers and little prop
erty owners pay. 'lhis gives the
I melars a li:L!tchance to lay with their
vote. for the help they got at the
By uvting against the hill.
But yiu s.irl this money to ibuy
votes with ca1e frolll the. le:at.
And so it didl, and these mten are
from the east who (,%\n the rail
)Don't In liana 1:men (ewn themn
No, in many c(iases the stock and
h' ,nls are owned l I, E.nglishmnen.
But pa. I can't se~e Vet why lthese
eastern caipitalists I l, seni mI nin
ey to both parties.
VWell, you see, they don't know
just exactly how the election will I
go. so to be on the safe side they
-rive to) lxth parties, then they are
..feo, whichever wins.
But pa, how do they evade the
Australian I,allot law that we are'
told is so strict.
Easy enough my son, when all
the electi.n· machinery is in the
hands of the men who wish to
evade it. They botlh buy votes
one way or the other, and each
party knows it. Both are equally
guilty, so no prosecutions follow.
The buying is more secret, so this
lulls the suspicions of the goody
goody fellows, which is all the law
was intended to do.
Imn't both parties demand a free
ballot and a fair count?
Yet they both knIow each other
to be guilty of fraud ?
And they both know they know
Then why say so much about it ?
This is another sop thrown to
the church members and Sunday
school teachers and women, who
are innocent as lambs, so far as
election methods go.
Now pa, ycu are a Christian, i
honest man and
Oh, well, they all do it.
You are a hard working farmer, I
'W'ell what of it?
What of it ? Why don't youn ex
pose this fraud and venality and
Oh come now, I'm sorry I told
you anything. Besides I'm a can
Now, pa, let's sum up a little.
You go to work now, I'm busy.
In a minute. N-w then this is a
republican form of government
where every man has a free vote,
and all express a willingness to let
the majority rule. In fact anarchy
must prevail in a republic if the'
Majority don't rule. The morning I
of the election comes. The voters, I
without let or hindrance, should 1
go to the polls and vote for their <
choice of the men to serve them.
The votes should be honestly count
ed in sight of any one who chooses
to see them counted. The ones re- j
ceiving the most votes should be lI
(leclared elected, and should go
and serve faithfully the whole peo
ple in whatever capacity they were
elected to serve. If a legislator
he should watch with a jealous eye
every interest of his constituents. I
Now, what are the actual, awful,
frightful facts. These candidates
instead of allowing a fair election
both send for money to a hostile
enemy, to bribe and debauch their
weak and poverty stricken neigh
bors. In order to get the money
they promise to serve not theirJ
constituent., but every interest
directly opposed to those of their
constituents. In otherrords, as
pay for this money they prass laws
that allow thes merciless corpora
tions to rob ther friends; first, by
-__xtoro burges; second, by
exempting them from taxation. J
This mas them rich and power- a
- fl and a1ldoe to stand still more
IlOedin:r ait the next eletion. In
fact in getting these great favors
ianl iprivileh.u.s they are ,rettii,
jiust what they paid for. The of
ticers, for tlhe sake of irelttin fat
oli-. alnd heavy -laries, are sel
ling their constituent- !,ý l an Il
wol to the Imoney ,,wer. RO1
Housiers, regardlle:s of hartx., de
plore tlhe influence of W\all t tret
yet at every election tlhey are put
under ollivatins. to her ly the of
ticers elected to serve the'lelves.
Worst of all, fanmrers like your
pelf are either too iZgnorant to
know any better or are too corrupt
to tear loose from such a syst.em,
for fear they won't get in office.
Now, pa, for the sake of a pal
try ofieo. which you may or may
not get you aid anidal aet a systeum
ihat is concentrating all the %,.alth
of this country into hands that will
enslave us all.
(Old man groans.)
Let me rub it on you, pa. Theso
offices would he tilled by some of
your fellows, without the exlilndi
ture of a cent. Yet you go volun
tarily and put yourselves complete
ly into the hands of these eaLst-,rn
fellows who are as cruel as any
pirate that ever cut a throat or
scuttled a ship. They demand the
whole poulnd! of flesh nearest the
heart, and it is drawing the life
b Ilood of the nation to satisfy their
ravenous delmandls. It is infamous.
It is-(Old man advances with
(Boy darts cut.)
Hon. Lyman Trumbull.
We have just returned from an
hour's conversation with Hlon. Ly
man Trumbull, who is now in the
I city on business in the supreme
court. Mr. Trumbull is eighty
one years old, one of the greatest
jurists this country ever prodluced,
anl is to-day the nestor of his pro
fession. We wish every laboring
man or friend of labor could have
1listened to his words. This grand
old man far beyond the time of
life when personal ambition or
private gain could prompt such ac
tion, has stepped squarely to the
front, andl warned the great plain
people of the impending danger
which threatens them through the
unlawful encroachments of corpo
rate power. He had the courage
to denounce the greed and avarice
of the are, and demand justice
and equality for the poor and dis
tressed. He declares the action
of President Cleveland in sending
troops into Illinois as an act of
usurpation. He also declared Gov.
Altwood was right in his position
upon that subject. Mr. Trumbull
fears a revolution in the near fu
ture unless the present system of
distributing the fruits of labor is
changed. In fact, he is in hearty
sympathy with the populist move
ment in Ibehalf of labor, and re
joices that his speech has been well
received by the labor element, and
has provoked so much discussion.L
NIational Watchman, Washington,
A Paean Despotism.
Nearly nineteen hundred years
ago Christ came on earth to preach
peace and good will among men.
At the dawn of the twentieth cen
tury we see his pretended follow
ers urging the establishment of
military schools to teach little chil
dren of the rising generation the
gospel of blood and war, how to
drilland shoot and get ready to
kill somebody. Query: Does civ
ilization civilize? And has pagan
ism been Christianized or Christi
manity paganized - Noononfrm
There isn't enough left of the
Democratte party to make a fair
sized grease spot.