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JUDGE COCO CHARGES
NEW ORLEANS BOSSES With Violating Primary Laws by Announ cing Ticket of their Own and With Attempting to Control Politics of State. New Orleans. Feb. 14. 1908. 1Near Sir: I wish you would give me space in your paper to express my thanks to my friends for their support of me in the first primary, and to ask a continua tion of the same in the second, and to discuss briefly a few mat ters appertaining thereto. In doing this I feel that the prin pies for which I stand are in the interest of the people. In that respect Col. Pleasant (who made so valiant a fight) and I stood on common grounds, and I think I may reasonably express the be lief that our combined vote rep resented, in a great measure, the verdict of the people against the existing conditions of the Attor *ney General's office, and that this verdict will be repeated on the 25th inst. I feel that it behooves the country parishes to stand firm against the recent action of the New Orleans bosses in framing a ticket for the second primary. This is clearly against the spirit and intention of the Primary Law, and is an attempt on the part of the bosses to control the politics of the State as well as the City of New Orleans. Their aim is to throw the full weight of their organization a gaiust the divided country par ishes, and by that means to.elect men in accord with their views. Their action in forming a sec tional ticket, in which New Or. leans gets three of the remaining offices, and a parish within a stone's tbrow of New Orleans gets the other, and by which the balance of the State is bereft of representation on the State tic ket, is unfair, and, if successful, will bring the country, as well as the city, under the domination of this powerful political ma chine. che purpose pf the Primary Law is to destroy machine poli tics and to remove its evils, and this open audacious attempt to continue the system is not only a violation of the law. but is an Insult to the inteligence and man hood of the people and an injus tice to the candidates who sub mit thleir names under that law. Those who know me can vouch that my record as a Democrat is straight, and that, from my ear M1 . lie a manhood, I have staunchly and without deviation supported the tkachings and followed the fortunes of the party whose su premacy in this state is of para mount importance to Louisiana sad her development. No one can fairly urge that legitimate oriticism of the undemocratic set of a small, tho powerful, clique is to be construed as an attack on a, portion of the party, the question being above person abttes and one of principle. every candidate, in his an. aoancement. expressed -his ap proval of the law and declared bis purpose to conduct his cam paccording to its spirit and t*jption, free from entangling allianceg with other candidates or seta of candidates, and that he was not and would not become Sthe candidate of any political fac *mn or clique or coterie of men, fad that he would submit his a to the people on his own ts. My contention is that the violate the law when they ounce a ticket of their own. the candidates who become bmnedoiaries of' their action lolate the law, but the whieh they gave the pen do so. The fact that I I aI r&E o the bosses does not affect the situa tion. I never sought their com bined indorsement, and feel that I could not honorably have done so in a primary whose basic principle is opposed to such ac tion, and under my pledge to the people of this State that I would not. I consider it radically wrong and undemocratic in principle to use the rules and dicipline of caucus action by any subordi nate party organization to coerce the minority of such organization against any member of ' such party. but there can be no doubt of the wrong when a law framed by that party itself condemns such action. I am told that this is the effect given the Primary Law in Mississppi, and that any attempt to control the voters of that State has never failed to re ceive the resentment of the peo ple. But there is this, moreover. which is objectionable and offen sive to our sense of selfrespect and manhood, and that is the clear attempt of the bosses to extend their control over the politics of the State, and to cen tralize the power of State admin istration in New Orleans and its vicinity. There are four remaining State candidates t be nomina ted at the second primary namely, the Lieutenant Govern or, the Attorney General. Audi tor and Register of the Land Office. Three of these-to wit, Messrs. Guion, Capdevielle and Crandell-are rssidents of the city of New Orleans, and are identified with her every in terest, and Mr. Lambremont lives in St. James, one of the near parishes to the city, and has always seen in close political affiliation with the city, If the bosses succeed in carrying out their purpose, the balance of the State will practically be bereft of representation in the State's ad ministration, and it is to be hoped that the country, at least, will not stand for such a condition. I trust the people of this State will not permit themselves to be dismayed by the dictum of the bosses. There is a strong feel ing in the city against it, which need only assert itself at the polls. But if New Orleans is in ert in her sense of self-respect and manhood, there is still the country, to which we might look for our redemption from ring rule and.domination. Men are nothing to the people, beyond the principles for which they stand, and if the bosses have selected and put out a ticket it is not on account of their love for the candidates they nomina ted, but because they represent ideas and principles in accord with their own. It may be the boast of the bosses that they have the city o New Orleans under their power, and that the submissiveness of her people has rendered them bold, and they wish to extend that power over the country. That appears to be the drift of events. It is up to the people of the State to say whether it shall bb so. The issue is clearly made. The verdict will be ren dered on the 25th inst. There can be no question as to the re sult it the people will turn out and vote. Men of Louisiana, stand by the primary law! Respectfully, A. .V. COCO. We are selling all winter bats and stock at bargain prices. CalM and let us show you. Meatsa Sisters. Save the liquid manure. Feed only what the cattle will eat up clean. Always aim to sell a finished prod uct from the farm. The inferior animal requires as much feed as the higher-priced one. Sour soils need better drainage. Tiling always pays if properly done. Arrange things in the barn so as to make the chores as easy as possible. Get the spraying apparatus ready for use. Effective treatment must begin early. Sheep like other animals enjoy va riety in their food. Feed a little wheat bran occasionally. Clover, the foundation of agricult ural prosperity, must ever prove the salvation of the farmer. Above all others the farmer who is supplying cream to the creamery needs a Babcock tester. Something growing on the soil and something decaying in the soil is a good rule for the farmer to follow. When you notice the shoe to your horse is a little loose, don't delay fix ing it. It may save the horse a bad sprain. Blanket the horses when they are exposed to hard winds. A bad cold will prove a poor thing for the horse and you too. Animals which are selected for breeding purposes should be fed and cared for so as to induce the most thrifty habits. Start your tomato seed, also celery, cabbage, egg plant, endive, lettuce, onion, etc., indoors and have the plants ready to set out in May. As a part ration corn is a good poul try feed, but as the sole ration, such as the practice of some farmers, it is one of the worst possible feeds. When things go wrong, don't scold the wife and children. If you must do something to relieve your feelings go out and take a few kicks at the horse block. The future usefulness of a cow de pends largely upon the way she has been brought up. Good breeding, of course, but more important still, good bringing up. It is a mistake to neglect the things that are in trying to find out the things which may be but are not yet. Many an impractical investigator commits this blundcr. Don't permit the blacksmith to put on too heavy shoes. They are a need less burden to the horses and add strain to every muscle and tendon, and really wear no longer than the light er shoes. The dairyman who treats his cows right is not ashamed to look them in the face, neither is he ashamed to look his customers in t!he face if he is giving an honest article in an honest measure. Cotton seed hulls are not desirable feed for cows, but they are being worked into some of the patent dairy f'eds that are bringing good prices in the market. Watch out for them if you are buying any feed for your cows. Reading Meadowbrook Farm Notes gives one an appetite for the farm work. It is sort of short course in farming, and is the best kind of a preliminary to the reading of a good farm paper, which of course you have coming regularly to your home. A pecan tree at Raleigh, N. C., which is 35 years old, has borne a crop every year for- the last 23 years. In 1905 the crop equaled 300 pounds, in 1907 it was more than 400 pounds. Estimateing the selling price of the nuts at 25 cents a pound, 400 pounds would bring 1100. A profitable tree, wsrly. Scours in horses is very annoying sad units them for hard work. If change of diet and short rations do not correct the disorder try giving four drams powdered sulphate iron, one-half ounce greund gentian, one half mence greaud sagser and one couce powdered charcoal in feed three times a day. If you can arrange to feed cut fodder and ground grain It will give better mesalts. Are Your Little Ones Strong and Healthy? There is no mother in the land but COTTOLENE keeps the chil wishes her little ones to be strong ant dren's stomachs in a normal, healthy robust. If they are not, the main cause condition. It is a pure, vegetable pro of their trouble is usually the inability duct, which makes light, digestible, of their little stomachs to care for the healthful food. 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The cow shed should be open to the south so that it can catch all the sun shine that is going. The man who is content with the crooked furrow is more than likely to be careless about his morals. The progeny of a grade bred to a grade is certain to be of inferior qual ity than either of the parents. Whether the farm flock is pure- bred or just common fowls, new blood should be introduced each year. Sheep and cows should not be yard ed together, as the former are timid and defenseless and easily injured. The profits from the orchard are determined in large measure by the care bestowed upon the trees and the fruit. Keep a record of each brood sow. Don't trust to memory to tell you a year from now which animals did you the best service. One good farm paper well-read is better than the skimmings from a doz en others. Be a careful reader, and a patient practicer. What! A rag drawn through that hole in the milk pail, when a few min utes' work and a little solder will fix it? Shame on.you. 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