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LOUISIANA DEMO__ _ -...
STHE WORLD IS GOVERNED TOO MUCH.
VOL. 40. ALEXANDRIA, LA., MAY 16, 1885. NO. 91.__
vol 40 ALEXANDRIA, LA., MAY 16, 1885. NO 91.
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JA PARDO FOR JEFF. DAVIS.
Some friend of Jefferson Davis,
President of the Southern Confed
eracy during its struggle for inde
pendence, is trying his best to get
a pardon from the Government of
the United Statas for the distin
guished head, front and remnant of
the Lost Cause. We cannot see
wherein Jefferson Davis would be
benefitted by a pardon. He did
that which he believed was right,
and in doing so was guilty of noth
ing which should bring him to his
knees as an applicsnt for pardon.
He will ie a greater man to die
without a pardon than with one.
J The Government of the United
States has done itself and him very
great injustice, lo! these many
years. Immediately upon the sur
render of the Southern army through
Lee to Grant as the representative
of the Government of the United
States every person in this country
who had participated in the rebel
lion should have been pardoned I
fully and at once. The fact that
one after another of the prominent I
men of the South were pardoned s
signifies nothing, except that a vic- <
torious North failed to do its chris
tian and patriotic duty. It failed I
to comprehend the situation and s
the course whereby and through t
which peace and love for the Union i
should come and remain. Pardon- c
ing every one else in the South ex- f
cept Jefferson Davis would seem to r
advertise to the world that the fif- o
ty-six millions of people forming t
the Government of thi United lh
States are afraid of that old man. n
Perhaps they wish to keep him set v
apart as an object of national in- tl
terest in order that future genera- g
tions may think the Government of a
the United States was not only il- P
liberal but cowardly. If Jefferson a
Davis erred, it should be borne in ti
mind that to err is human and that b
forgiveness is divine. If he did f(
not err and did nothing which of
Northern people would have not d'
done under a reversal of the circum- T
stances of the case, then he is not m
guilty.-fPomeroy's United States fil
Remarkable Escape. to
Mrs. Mary A. Daily, of Tunk
hannock, Pa., was afflicted for six
years with Asthma and Bronchitas, di
during which time the best physi- ar
cians could give no relief. Her af
life was despaired of, until in last es
October she procured a bottle of
Dr. King's New Diseovery, when
immediate relief was felt, and by
continuing its use for a short time,
she was completely cured, gaining
in flesh 50 pounds in a very few
months. Free trial bottles of this
certain cure of all Throat and Lung
diseases can be had at Jacob Gei
ger's Drug Store. Large bottles ed
There was an old man named Flad,
Who sported a large liver pad, si
Hlie got rid of his style, b
With a quantity of bile, .sa
By taking Smith's Bile Beans- "
all could be had. fe
Price, two bits per bottle, at L.
B. Bsaynard's. at
IS. EDITING A PAPER.
is, Editing a paper, very truly says
ýd- an exchange, is a very nice busi
le- ness, and those who know nothing
;et about it eonsider it very easy busi
of ness. If we publish jokes people
n- say we are rattleheaded, and if we
of omit jokes we are told we are an
ee old fossil. If we publish selections
.e folks say that we are lazy for not
id writing something they had not read
it, in some ether paper. Ignorance of
.- what good editing is, people imnag
is ne the getting up of selected mat
r. ter the easiest thing in the world to c
ic do where it is the nicest work on a
a. paper. If they find the editor with t
d scissors in hand they are sure to `
y say, "Eh, that's the way you get up t
y original matter, eh " accompany- a
r- ing their new and witty questions I1
h with an idiotic wink or smile. The t,
e facts are, that the interest, the mo- ti
I rality, the variety and usefulness of
a paper depends in no small, degree j
upon its selected matter, and few C
3 men are capable of the position s,
t who would not be able themselves c,
t to write many of the articles they it
i select. A sensible editor desires a
- considerable selected matter be- at
- cause he knows that one mind can
I not make as good a paper as five or w
I six. If we give a man complimen- et
tary notice, we are censured for be- ti
ing partial, and if we fail to give di
complimentary notices we are in- th
formed that we are a hog. If we w
remain in our oBice and attend to ar
our business, folks say that we are
too proud to mingle with our fel- ni
lows; but if we go out they say we nc
never attend to our business. If lo
we wear old clothes, it is insinuated is
that business is bad, and if we wear ta
good ones, they say we are extrav- aI
agant. A newspaper and a news- ro
paper editor that people don't talk
about and sometimes abuse, are ra- sa
ther poor concerns. The men and are
business that an editor sometimes tic
feels it a duty to defend at the risk are
of making enemies of another class, en
dre the first to show ingratitude.- les
The editor who expects to receive an
much chanty or gratitude will soon ize
find out his mistake; but he should
go ahead and do what be conscien- lar
tiously thinks right, without regard ya
to the frowns or smiles.-[United eni
States Democrat. old
Was NOT FULL.-At a country fet
dance, where printed programmes toa
are in use for the first time, shortly la
after supper a young man approach- we
es a lady and says:
"Is your programme full, miss 1 eel
"Is your programme full ?"
"Sir t" A
"Got room for any more S" ma
"What do you mean, sir " Vab
"I say is your programme full 7"
"Do you mean to insult me?" tio
"No, indeed, miss. . I only want- an
ed to know if your programme was
full i" th
"Well, you are not a gentleman, m
sir, or you would mind your own
business. Full! Well I should W1
.say not. I didn't eat a thing but a to I
small piece of chicken, and just a fac
few bits of cake."
-Jos Printing neatly executed nec
at this office.. cle
ITEMS FOR TIHE PARMES..
's --After long and extended tests
si- in fattening stock for market the
ig conclusion is that of all the foods
i- ground grain is the best, especiallyi
le if fed in connection with at ivariety -
e of other food
n -Potatoes should be planted, as
is far as possible, on new soil, for nat
,t ural vegetable refuse, such as grass
d or clover sod turned under, is bet
if ter than stable manure for "-tWe
- crop. Plow deep, so as to encoiru
age the growth of tuber rather tha '
o of top.
--It is claimed that the best time
to sell steers is when they are two
years old, as up to that time all
they eat goes to build them up, cre
ate new tissue and bone, while a
large part of that which they eat af.-.
ter that age goes to supply waste
-FThe appointment of Norman.
J. Coleman, of Missouri, to: be
Commissioner of Agriculture, to
succeed the Hon. G. B. Loring, was
confirmed by the Senate just before
its adjournment. Mr. Coleman is
a thoroughly practical farmer and .
-Professor Fairchild says thal'.$
what we do not know about the ev
eryday facts of crop raising is more
than what we do know; and every
discussion between farmers reveals e
the absence of settled principles,}
while failures from poor judgment
-Dr. E. Lewis Sturtevant ger
nminated perfect grains of maze
not moldy-at a temperature so
low as 42.7 F., 5 degrees less than:
is recorded by Sachs and other bo
tanists. But the interval was long, f
and, most remarkable, there was no
rotting of seed.
--The New England Farmer -
says: Most of our domestic animals
are better surrounded by the condi
tions necessary to good health than
are many of their owners and own
ers' families, consequently there s
less disease and premature deatl
among animals than among civil.
ized human beings.
-For the early fattening of
lambs provide small troughs in a"
yard adjoining the sheep fold, with '
entrance a little too small for the
old sheep to go through, and put a
few oats on a little cornmeal or cot
ton seed meal every day. The
lambs will-begin to eat when three
weeks old and will grow rapidly.
-Sheep husbandry is well worth
considering on account of its pecu
liar adaptibility for association
with all branches of agriculture.
A well selected stock will, in a
majority of instances, add to the
value of grain and grass crops,
while also adding in other direo
tions to the profit side of the bal
-In farming there is no such .
thing as luck. Laws, fixed and ;
immutable, govern the growth of
even the most worthless weeds.
What a man sows, or allows nature "
to sow, he will surely reap. These - i
facts should impess two very prac-
tical and imporrant lessonsthe.i
necessity of clean culture ind 'oX-.