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FRIDAY, March ii, 1898.
The only danger of a war with
Spain is the breaking up of our
Constitutional Convention. It is
composed of lawyers and they
would go out in the first company
into the St. Bernard swamps.
The Florida lFrishes exclaims:
Will somebody please puncture
the constitutionid tire and let the
air escape? There is too much
talk and not enough earnest work
for $5 a day. Get down to busi
ness; report a suffrage plan that is
honest and just to all concerned; c
adopt a few other laws, draw your
per diem and adjourn. It is un
necessary to say that they will ad
journ a s the per diem is ex
The assurances our most distin
guished consideration are extended n
to Mr. Allan, shipbuilder, of Tyno, i,
England. Mr. Allan ought to be
an American, but as he is not he ti
must be reearded as the highest V
type of Englishman when he says: al
"Within a month of hostilites h:
breaking out, I wager the United
States will have every town on the
Spanish coast blown to atoms. I
consider that America has some of 1
the very finest ships afloat, and I of
know American sailors to be as fa
good as any in the world."-Item.
If you want to know how honest eo
American citizens feel on this Cu- to
ban matter read the March number
of The New Time. It is refresh
ing'after being compelled to read m
the bank-inspired editorials in the
gold-bug press to turn to the pages
of The New Time. Forward us a
year's subscription for this splen
did magazine, on
In case a lamp is broken and p°
the oil spilled and set on fire, or ole
if grease of any kind becomes ig- Pi
nited, remember that water thrown the
on it only spreads the oil. Smoth
er souh flames with flour or sand
or a heavy rug or piece of carpet. 5t1
If a person's clothing is on fire, all4
don't stop for water. Catch up a ert
S rug, a blanket, an old coat, any- '68
thing heavy and of wool (which
ignites more slowly than cotton),
and envelop the victim. To re- thc
member these things may some in
, day enable you to avoid a fire or mi
/ save a life.-Farm and Ranch. cra
LARGE SILVER CLUB
ORGANIZED LAST WEEK 1N
Telargest clunb ever organized fro
i -any purpose in Opelousas, the jeci
Sparlih site of St. landlry, was the ing
Yre. flver Club organized there cal
last it lay, by Populists, Demo- thi
srata free silver men of all of
I was tten up at the instance ant
great addresses from ter
ch nof the Dem- sho
id Silver Re- in
partiee issuaed a few weeks mu
*gh ao-operation between '
parties in the c)ming ryv
agaiast the gold mono- not
*~ atlos were signed by to I
ih!ading lawyers, editors to i
um-eot that thriving the
At'y. They read as fol- roai
The Nation Chairmen feet
siver ~ttier have is- the
e ma he silver
* eIthlis Club shall Yet
koUwa a ree 8i l evei
or the st. LouIs
platfora are eligi. ma
herein; Be it san
that we pledge our- 4
rt t omlmee of
party; Be it fur- nti
; & bt.
ST. Constitulional Convention.
PosT- This body of Ilawers principally.
R. have been in session about 30 days,
G and have gotten a suffrage bill far
enough along to discuss it The
Idiscussion will probably take 2
weeks more, as the lawyers are di
.91 00 vided on the question.
4 The bill as proposed by the Suf
frage committee, and doubtless de
sired by Foster, provides for 10
different kinds of voters, classified
with by the Times-Democrat as follows:
our 1. The Educated Voter, that is
is the voter who can read and write.
bey He is the only one in the entire
batch except the Woman Voter
who is not illiterate.
2. The Property Voter-illiter
us: ate but worth $300.
ire 3. The Squaw Voter.
the 4. The Papoose Voter.
ich 5. The 1868 Voter.
rk 6. The Could Have Been Voter
--the fellow who might have voted
in 1868, but did not think it worth
7. The Hereditary Voter.
n- 8. The "Privileged "Dago"
Id- Voter. 1
,x. 9. The Woman Property Vo
10. The 11, oman Proxy Voter.
in- This would be a wonderful ar
ed my to marshall at the polls, but it o
is just what we have said all the
he time Foster would do if not pre- 1,
at vented-hold on to enough debauch- t
's: able and corruptible voters to keep (1
e him in office. II
It will be noticed that an Amer- 6
ican citizen who came of age after
of 1868, can't read and write, don't
I own $300 of property, and has no F
s father, wife or child who does,
can't vote, but the "Dago," or oth
st er foreigner can vote without any ti
of these requirements. The poll si
tax feature is also dropped out en
tirely--'twould cost Foster too :
much to run an election with that
There is a bitter fight on over these
differences, and the convention lip
seems to be pretty evenly divided
on them. The Times-Denmocrat to
and the States are against the re- ca
port of the committee with its 10 pc
r classes of voters as above, and the el
Picayune and Item seem to favor th
If they would take the 1st, 2nd, qr
5th and 9th classes, which would fa
allow all the educated, all the prop- P.r
i erty owners, all the old solders of " 1
'68, and all the women property tee
owersain tax elections, to vote; and do
Sthen place the control of elections w
in the hands of the people, we d
might once more boast of a Demlo
cratic form of government in Lou- a
- I--* the
Read our clipping on the ques- is
tion of public roads, also the letter in
from Mr. Winn, on the same sub- a.
ject. Mr. Winn is one of the lead- d
ing citizens of ward 6, and a typi
Scal farmer, and his sentiments on de
this question are the same as those lie
of almost every citizen living in al
the country. The farmers are to
unanimous in their desire for bot
tor roads, and they will lay their bet
shoulders to the wheel of progress lic
in no uncertain manner for this ser
much-needed improvement. No
We join Mr. Winn in the inqui- the
ry of why the parish convicts are but
not worked on the public roads sat
according to law. The parish has km
to feed them, and if they were put
to work, more of them wohld pay
the fine. 1
They could be worked on all the a 5
roads leading into town, putting a
these into such a fine state of per- l
fection as to benefit every man in vet
the parish who has to travel over t
them. This could be done for 10
miles out in every direcotion, and a
yet bring the convicts into the jail
every night, and thus cost very m
little extra expense.
We shall have more interesting 1
matter on this subject next week, yet
and would like to hear from the has
friends of progrees all over the tud
parish. We must never let up An
until much is accomplished along mal
this line, not
Spain hurriedly withdrew her a
demand for Lee's recall from Cu- e
b&. We ouod not understand this
sudden baekdown of the proud and C
warlike Spm nrds, until Adjutant 'st
Flemnin told -usa tbhat the latchi- ye.
tsk Militi had met the riglt ton
beoem tsukid. their servioces sel
$I e ,-ba
May Bc War.
ply. . Sain asked our, government
eys, enily this week for the recall of'
far Gen. Lee, our representative. in
rho Cuba, when Pres't. McKinley
2 promptly refused it, then Spain
di- hastened to deny that it was a de
mand, andi withdrew the request.
uf. But so strong are the symptomns of
de- war, in the face of the undoubted
10) proof continually increasing to show
10t! that the Maine was blown up by
: Spaniards, that every preparation
t is is being made for the worst. Con
ite. gross, on Wednesday, voted 850,
ire 000,000 for the national defense
ter without a single dissenting vote
from Republican, Populist or Denm
er- ocrat, and the Senate was equally
strong in support of the nation's
honor and defense.
War has not been declared, and
:er may not be, but our relations with
ed Spain are so strained that no one
th would to surprised at such an an
nouncement at any moment, so
o our government is cooly, caluly
preparing to meet any emergency.
0- And it is gratifying to note the
absolute unanimity with which our
r. whole people come together at the
r- moment their country is insulted
it or imperilled. Political difteren.
he ces, however bitter in the past,
are comlpletely buried, and tall par
h- ties and factions rally together nun
P der the Stars and Stripes fotr the
honor and integrity of our United
r- States forever.
The Artful Dodger.
o Editor Caucasian:
New Orleans. March 4.-You
will have noted that the constitu
Y tional convention has got into a
11 snarl, which seems to be inextrica
I. ble, on the suffrage question. An
o explanation of this is quite easy.
Gov. Foster, a shrewd and utter
ly unscroupulous politician, whose
personal interests outweigh with
e him all consideration for the pub- wi
n lie good, is bound hand and foot
1 by the ward bosses of this city.
The latter are opposed to a poll u
tax qualification for suffrage be
cause it will disfranchise a large t(
) portionof the Dago element of the a'
a city, and they absolutely control
the executive of the State, whose
abject slave he is. For a like rea
son, the ward bosses, and conse
Squently "his excellency," are in he
I favor of the clause which gives hb
preference to the illiterate for- "t
eigner over the illiterate native. CL
There is no telling how the con- "
test will end. There would be no
doubt on the suibject if it werecl
waged between the solid country
delegation, backed by a few hon
est members fromn the city, were
it not that Gov. Foster can control
a formidable number of country e
members, who are influenced by j
the question of spoizi, past or pros
One would suppose that there m
is nothing in the future for Foster,
in wvhom many of his supportersM
and so-called friends have no con
fidence anl for whom they, on the
contrary, have a supreme con
tempt, but those who so think un
d(lerrate the cohesive power of pub
lic plunder. That astute individu
al is laymun the pipes for election i1
to the United States Senate, and te
for the accomplishment of this end fri
he would balk at nothing-would lh
hesitate at no sacrifice of the pub
lic interest. Of course, his sub- le
servient tools and boot licks in in
North Louisiana and other portions tu
of the State will set this down to
the score of factional animosity, th
but it is a damning truth all the on
same, and they in their hearts, a
know it to be so. wi
The Onachita parish election for let
a 5-mill tax in aid of the Monroe c
and Natchitoches railroad was held
last Saturday, and resulted in a Ei
vote of nearly 4 to 1 in favor of cit
same, both in numbers and proper
ty, The election for same in the
city of Monroe, comes off Monday, g i
and is conceded to be almost 80
unannioous. This will start the thl
work on this road shortly. i
The March New Time is the best er,
yet. Read what Editor Adams vi'
has to say about McKinley's atti
tude in the Cuban matter. The
American people at last have a
magazine of the first class which is tri
not afraid to tell the truth. Send .
us your subscription--one dollar a t
year-or avail yourself of our me
clubbing rate of $1 60. hl
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Our friend J. R. Borland, who sta
"btuck type in this office about a
year ago, has leased the Washing
ton (La.) Post, and now signs him.
self Edi'r. and Prop'r. His first su
issaue is a crditable sheet. va'
ent Editor Populist:
I of 1111 no newslpa.)'r orreporll(
in ent, but I see in your pajp,1r c:f the
4th inst. anl artic'le (on goo(d rads,
ley which I think is a step in the right
f direction. I do think our public
rle- roads are the next thin- to a dis
t. grace to our coun'try. While I am
of not abl,e to give a Ibetter system of
ll, 1improvingl our roads, I know the
present is very (lefective. YO(I
,, Speak of a road machine which
by might le employed. I think that
on is ta g(oo suggrestion, and I will
)11. add iii connection with the ma
, chine, ti'hat we have a law enacted
that we may work our parish con
victs on the public roads. To make
Ite my position plain, I will call your
nl- attention to the proceedings of our
ly courts. I was on the jury two
is years ago, and there was no less
than 15 or 20 negroes arraigned
before the court for carry conceal
ed weapons and other minor of
tl fences, and the penalty was fron
ie $10 to ,20( and costs, or in default
ni of payment of the line, they were
Ro given 20 days in jail, without beno
tit of hire. Now that is as (good a
thing as they want; they lay in jail
3' 20 days and are fed by the parish.
e What does that class of people
.1r care for the disgrace of imprison
ie went, so they get fed and have
d nothing to (10? You can readily
t see that such cases as the above
cost the parish a right snug little
Ssum of money. I think it frll bIet
r- ter to make them pay the tine by
I- wor1ing the pbll)hic roads.
le I hope the local plress, at least,
wd will agitate this good roads ques
tien until we det a plan on foot
that will vastly improve our roads.
R. A. M. WINN.
Publish Iiiy Letter.
- So That Women May Know
Where to Find Relief.
Such is the request of Mrs. L.
M. Haynes, Springfield, Mo.
(General delivery). A part of
Mrs. Haynes' letter reads as fol
lows: "1 wrote to you in May,
1897; I was
about to give
up forI had the
best four doc
tors in the city
and they could
not cure me.
My disc a s e
was femal / /
weakness. I .I
had been troll
bled with it for five years. Four
and a half bottles of Pe-ru-na
cured nue. I hilpe all suffering
women will take Pe-ru-na:. I
know it will cure others also. I
cannot praise Pu-ru-na enough."
Bear in mindl that female w'rak
ness is pelvic estarrhb, to which
women are l)eculiarly liable, 11and(
from which few are entirely ex
empt, Pe-rn na cur'es catarrh
wherever located. "Health and
Beauty," a Iook ulovotetd to the
pI)hase of catarrh peculiar to wo
men, will be sent free to any
womlan by The Pc-rn-na D)rug
Manufacturing Companly, Colunm
Robehne, March 8--Miss Annie
March~, our popular young music
teacher, visited relatives andd
friends in Many the latter part of
Mr. W. W. Page, one of our
leading merchants, who has been
in New Orleans several days, re
turned home on Sunday morning.
Mr. J. E. Buvens, who is one of
those travelinlg salesmen that find
our town a pleasant place to have
a cosy little home in, spent Sunday
with his family.
Misses Annie and Carrie Chlil
ders and their brother, Master Joee
left for New Orleans a few days Ai
sincee to join their parents, who re- co
cently moved to that city.
Mr. 8. A. Baeird, of thile Boyce
Enterprise, spelnt Saturday iu our tr
city. His mission was to make ar. in
rangements to establish a newpa- te.
per here and we learn that he re
ceived sufficient encouragement to
give it a trial and that the first is- 1
sue will be ready for distribution tri
the latter part of next week. wi
Mr. Fletcher Tetts spent Sunday
with his parents in Many.
Dr. J. B. Parrott and his broth
er, Mr. J. O, Parrott of Zwolle, are F<
visitors to our town to-day.
Mr. E. B. Jordan, one of our en
terprising merchants, left for New
Orleans on Sunday evening.
Ponder 8. Carter made a flying D.
trip to Natchitoches Monday. St
Mr. M. B. ktille made a business
trip to Many to-day,
A number of our fellow towns
men who have much leisure time
have turned pportsmen and seem
to have avety good tiime, notwith
standing the scarcity of game. the
A few bales of cotton are still an
coming in every week. r
Subscribe for and read the Lou- y
s5iNa POPULIST, $1 a year, in ad
WEt ETo VOTHERS.
ic WE ARE ASSERTING IN THE COURTS OUR RIGHT TO THE
is- EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE WORD " CASTORIA," AND
"PITCHER'S CASTORIA," As OUR TRADE MARK.
of I, DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
h was the originator of "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," the same
1 that has borne and does now c on every
,t bearthefac-simile signature of 4e ,r 4 wrapper.
'I This is the original ' PITCHER'S CASTORIA," which has been
a used in the homes of the Mothers of America for over thirty
- ears. LOOK CAREFULLY at the wrapper and see that it is
r the kind you have always bought on the
r and has the signature of wrap
r per. No one has authority from me to use my name ex
d cept The Centaur Company of which Chas. 9. Fletcher is
S March 8, 1897. ,a- .,.
It D o Do Not Be Deceived.
Do not endanger the life of your child by accepting
a a cheap substitute which some druggist may offer you
II (because he makes a few more pennies on it), the in
gredients of which even he does not know.
re "The Kind You Have Always Bought"
y BEARS THE FAC-SIMILE SIGNATURE OF
Insist on Having
The Kind That Never Failed You.
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