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O(Jice in the Old l'ost Olfie Bnihling"
Hoitne., La,
Fridayv .. Ot.... . 19, 1888.
Grover Cleveland,
Allen G. Thurman
OF 01110
Chandler's speech bears the im -
press of the demagogue and the
bloody shirt.
B. Lockwood could wear all the
bustle her presidential candidacy
has stirred up and never suffer
with the backache.
Gov. Hill, of Nov York, is now
speechmaking in Indiana. Great
crowds follow the distinguished
*New Yorker wherever lie goes.
It appears that the president has
nominated, Moorman for the mar
shalship of the New Orleans dis
trict. If reports be true he is a
man of no firmness ro stability,
of very questionable democracy,
having afiiliated with the republi
canns in 1884. We are still of the
decided opinion that Fitzpatrick
is far the best man of the two.
--c.·- c
, Another horrible railroad dis
aster occurred at Mud Run, Pa,,
on the 12th inst in which one train
ran into another killing fiftyunine
persons. It appears that there
were several excursion trains, all
runing the same road when one of
them stopped to take water and the
train exst behind through reckless
carelessness and cwardice of the
engineer and fireman was permit- I
ted to run into the rear car, l
crashing and scalding to death all I
wbo were not fortunate to take
themselves out of its reach.
We have received a printed copy
of:Sena.or Gibson's speech in re
ply to the Chandler Resolution
-asking for an investigation of the
P !uiuslana election. The learned
'Benator repels as malicious and
unfounded'the charges of fraud
and intimidation r/ade against
.ouar election in April, and with
-strong ineisive language, ridicules
the idea of a New Hamphire scn
ator 1500, miles away upon his own
motion attajing the election of
Louisiana. Louisiana, may well
congratulate herself that she has
such apatriotic stateman as Gab
* son to represent her in in the high
eat conneils of the nation.
Thurman's letter of acceptance
has at last been submitted. It' is
brief but to the point, and conveys
in no uncertain language the views
of the great old statesman, on the
most important questions of the
day. In speaking of the tari, he
uses the following strong language.
"The idea that a people can be en.
riched by keary and uncessary
taaation, that a man's condition
Si6mprovd by taxing him on all he
w#%rseon all.his wife and children
wesar, on all hit tools and imple
IApity of Industry is lk, obvlous
,*btuldl y We .y5 gire to the
in se ot the eople cheap and
c petVl , cheap blankets,
' ep; b 1-rtt cga "hesp lumber, by
I8th ieb i. asoarmueh talk of
are ponated ont a, dt.
*inigi'nta, very
~t~ q4 eaI ~ier~iaiborn parish
aIr s a le * broa& mlat
(~~ it~~:m
Hion. C. J. Boanncr of Ocachita
The Congressional convention
which assembled at Monroe on
Wednesday, the 10th inst, after
being in session for several
days, and casting upwards ol
two hundred ballots without break
ing the dead lock, completed its
duties last Tuesday by nomina
ting lion. Chas. J. Biatner. The
convention adopted the two-third
rule, and lion. C. Newton, the
present incunibent, and Judge
Clenton, of Tensas, were placed in
nomination. After one h undred and
twent-eighit ballots, and neither
of the two baving received the re
quisite number of votes, Judge
Clinton withdrew from the race
and Judge Gunhy's name was sub
stituted. The convention then
proceeded to ballot for Newton
and Gunby, when after several
ballots Newton's name was with
drawn and Boatner's substituted,
which resulted in the nomination
of the latter.
T'lrE No:.uNEz.
It will be ro:ucibered that C.
J. Boatner was in the race for
Congress in 1882 and in 1884, and
was defeated by J, Floyd King,
he therefore needs no intrdluction
to the people of Claiborne parish
nor of this Distsict. Charley Beat
ncr is no stranger to the peopie of
Louisiana. When the god of war
sounded his tocsin in 1861 and
colled for his loyal subjects to
obey, Charley Boatner, then a
beardless youth not having reach
ed his majority, shouldered his
musket and went forth to battle
for Suthern rights and Southern
principles. After going through
the bloody struggle of four years,
attesting his valor anid bravery in
many a hardl fought battle, he
came back to his native heath in
Catahoula parish, a penniless
youth, and began the study of
law, After a while he was ad
mitted to the bar, and afterwards
located in the city of Monroe, a
place at that time noted for its
able advocates and profound law
yers. With such able opponents
as the MeEnery, ex-Chief Justice
Ludlling, W. W. Farmer, Cobb
and many others, young Boatner
had to contend, but full of energy,
witli a natural genius for the sci
ence of law he was able to cope
with them, and She to-day stands
without a superior as a lawyer Ain
the st;ate.
In 1876 he was elected to the
State Senate and, although one
of the youngest there, was in hon
or to himself, recognized as one
the leaders of that body.
In the late .state campaign he
was opposed to us who supported
the N'icholls wing of the democra.
cy, and was conceded one of the
leaders on the BMcEnery side, but
we beleived him to be ihonest and
sincere,and admired him for his de
termined stand.
In the recent conrentlion, Boat
ner.was not a canidate .on his own
motion, and his friends placed his
name before the convention, only
when they sar there was nochance
to nominate Newton. Had the
writer been at the convention 1e
would h~ave supported Newton as
long as his name was before the
convention, because he has made
us an eflficient and able represena
tive, and we think by all means
entitled to another term. After his
name was withdrawn, we would
have have then supported Boatner
i preference to any other man
there. In our opinion he is one of
the soundest public men on the
tariff in North Louisiana, and cer
tuinly reflets thinviews of Clai
borne parish on this suabject. l1
Js opposed to the infamonus Blair
Bill,' opposed to the protective
tariff and is in faver of a radical
redaction of the tariff and a tax
for revenue only, We believe the
coi1vntion made a wise selection,
4i tthat the Fifth District will be
ablSrepresented in the highest
coucqll of the natiot by this ena~
'ge4 ble and brilliant young
Thpaeten i Seua
t·r j;appoint
Prohibition in Politics.
It is much to be regreted by all
good and loyal democrats that the
prohibitionists of this state, at
this critical juncture should have
placed an electoral ticket in the
field. The writer has hitherto
voted for prohibition has a local
measure, while he conceitved it to
be disentangled from politacs, but
lie is as far from voting the ticket
in the approaching election as lie
is from voting the republican tick
et. The leading prohibitionists
in this state have all the while con
ten(led that they were non politi
cal and non partisan in their views
as to questions of goverment, but
this political higera from their pro
fession of faith, will justly sub
ject them to the severest criticism.
We have been lead to believe that
the object of the prohibition mov
ment was to reform the morals of
the people and not to seek political
office therb'y, but their recent dec
larations in a convention held in
New Orleans for the purpose of
nominating electors in this state,
have changed the writers viewson
this subject. We can see no pos
ible good in favor of prohibition
resulting from the course they are
now persuing, on the contrary, le
gions of its former votaries will
now refuse to how at its shrine,
consequently reducing the num
ber of prohibitionists. We do
not beleire that a farseeing, level
iherded prohibitionist who is a
democrat, would at this unseason
able hour, -when the heart of our
great body politics is pulsating
with fears and doubts, lend his
support in aid of a party lwich
will necessarily tua e numbers of,
votes from the democratic ranks:
HIence we are constrained to believe
that this new born party in our
state was conceived by fanatics
and bigots.
Wec learn that Rev. J. A. Par
ker of Ruston and lion. Charles.
E. McDonald of ,Minden, are two
of their electors. We dont know
whether these gentlemen have ac
cepted the nomination or not, but
it is to be hoped by all true demo
crats that they will decline, and
that they will join us in the fight
that we are making for the cause
of a good snd economical govern
ment, and help to swell the major
ity which we hope to give a set of
electors, who will cast-their votes
in the electoral college for a man
whose ideas of government were
conceivedt in the days of our fore
fathers, Madison and Jefferson,
the framers of the constitution.
The Presidential Election.
Scarcely three weeks intervene
before one of the most important
diclsions in'the' nations history
will be made. The pohltical eyes,
not only of America, butor allciv
ilized nations of the inhabitable,
are transfixed upon the 6thof Nov.
waiting and watching the final re
sujt. On that day not only will
Clevand be re-elected'or defeated,
but a great principle will be decid
ed. The Democrats having for
their wheah-world,A Reform Tariff
and the republicans hakving for
theirs A High and Protective Tar
iff. It remains for the people to
declare by which one of these prin
ciples they will be governed. It is
to be hoped however that in the
interest of the poor man, the labor
ing man, the consuming man and
sixty millions of American people,
save a few rnch manufacturing
men, that they will choose the for
mer. This campaign is conduct
ed and run purely on a fixed prin
ciple, and notro much on the fit
ness of men. Grover Clarvland, how
ever has exhibited almost super
natural wisdom and power in mwn:.
aging and controling the affairs
of a great nation like.ours. As a
people e have been prospero'S,
peaceable and happy under his
administration. We should be
lieve the doctrine that if you wil!
let the people alone and permit
them to go untrammeled to the bal
lot box, they will work out for
themselves the greate poiil~le
good, hence we baso . intuifion
that Cleva&d will Pnot be deposed,
biatrongly beleive that he and the
grand old- patiol of Ohio, re-~
puted father of the Senate, miiI
-iiu in> the abg -il numpha. /
nthie th ofI , peace
i: &·UO l Ir
result, and let every democrat in
this state show his loyalty afld ii
delity to his party, and his appro
val of the administration of our.
great cheif magistrate by voting
for the democratic electors on the
6th proximo.
Lisbon Jottings.
The center of attraction for this
country now is the Simmons' race
track. This jotter was one of 250
or 300 spectators consisting of old
men and young men' men of all
sizes and occupation; old ladies
and young ladies, ladies whose
ages were uncertain; and children
all the way from infancy up to th~
lad with his pocket full of chin
quepias, assembled at the track on
Saturday evening last, to witness
the race, previously arranged be
tween the Ben Marsalis mare, an
animal of fine record as a racer,
now the property of Robert Reid,
and Dr. bimmnons' noted stallion.
Tobe. The track is a straight one,
slightly up grade and, withal, the
best we have ever seen. The dis
tLance run was 400 yds, and the
blue ribbon hangs from Tohe's
proud and graceful brow. We
never learned what dillerence the
judges gave in, but from where we
stood there seemed to be 30 or 40
feet between them when the horses
crossed the line. There were nu
merous partisans of both animals
on the ground and the enthusiasm
and excitement ran high. The own
er and friends, however, of the de
feated animal accepted the condi
tion with becoming and comnmen
dable gallantry, and matters mov
ed off quietly and peacably. The
Jerse was timed with a regular
joacke; wýtacb and made the 400 yds.
in j see., less time than the
fastest one-lfoirtb ,orse on record,
as shown b3 Peale's Eucyclopedia,
made his one-fourth. Iid is a deep
chestnut sorrel of the Ken'i,eky
thorough-bred stock and is a beaun.
ty to behold. There were many
others present with nice horses
among whom was R. W. Heater
with his fine young horse, Ben
Thomas, ward 8, like old Kentuck
is proud of her fine horses and
pretty women. This writer, by
the way had a horse there too; but
as it had the city of San Antonio
on one of its sides and the Sierra
Madre mountains on the othe r,
after advising with intimuate
firiends, he decided it would be
best for the safsty of the wonen and
children to suffler it to retmain
swung to a limb some distane
There is talk of orange blossom,
iced cake, ambrosia and boiled
custard, in the south east. Andi
from the d.weamy, half-atraid is-it
possaible expression on the face of
a certain fellow, we are tempted
to take issue with Waldo Emwer
son on his famnoussaying, "All the
world loves a lover.?'
The Shrevepor Fair and the
Presidential Election will conflict.
Wander why they didn't postpone
the election?
Ilaynesville Items,
Miss Bettie Chisholm is spend
inga few days with us as the
guest of hMr. Jno. Gibson's family.
Some of the Haynsvillianites
went in pursuit of the lupine ge
nus last Friday night, but with
out succes.
The "Glass Ball Shooting" was
largely attended last Saturday eve.
Robt. Thomas succeeded in break
ing one every shot.
* Some of the boys went north
Sunday. I suppose they liked to
"froze 'up" judging from their
looks on Monday.
There will be a Li;terary Society
organized at the Normal Institute
to-night. All are invited to attend
wnd take a, part.
1 Pev. J. R. 'Smithi, we:are glad to
say, is now convalescing very rap
rAl are cordially invited to' at.
tend a conhert at the Normal la
stitute'Eriday eve Oct.. the 26th.
S;ickiess is 'bating to some 'ex
MIr. Jnd. A. Rankin, one of our
bst citizens, departed this life on
tlihelth inst. The family have our
deepest sympathyff.
The people of Haynesville are
bulding houses and making im
provement as if the Rail Road was
coming, or in other Wiord.s as if
they were offterig inducementi to
the Bafi Road.
AJ ' .
-:C,. - :.:r.- "$.n . t " of 5..
Brogans an flats,
Sos. 121 12'; and 125 Common Street,
(TAYLIon' OLn S¶taDn.)
HOMER ........................LA.,
lillY 1 S,
The best grades
of Tobacco and Ci
gars specialties.
thing sold LOW
The well-known Optician of 107 N.
Fourth Str., rnnder Planters House]
St. Louin, has appoiped G. G. Gill, of HI
mor, La., as Ag't for his celebrated Dia.
moud Spectacle and Eyeglasses, and
also for his Dimoiam d Nou-Changeable
Spectacles and Eyeglasses. These Glas
ses are the greatest invention ever made
in Spectacles. By, a proper constrnc
tiou of the Lens a,peoron pnrchasing a
pair of these NonJChangeable Glasses
iever has to ohang4 these Glasses from
Ihe esnc, and evevry pair purcIhas.ed are
guaranteed, so that if they ever leave
the eyes no malfter how rusted or
scratched the Liniss are] they will fur
nieh the party wit7 a new pair of Glas
soea free of charge . I. O. Gill has A full
assortment and inviteaall who wish to
satisfy themselves of the great sunperi
orhty, of these Glaspes over any and all
others now in use,rto call and examine
the same at G. O. Gill's, lHomenr, La.,
West Side Publio Sijtare.
DiLtrict Co'xrt No. 1059.
Nancy.Davis, wife,
T. N. Willis, husband.
Nancy J. Da vs. T. N Willis'
SNo. 1059 in 3rd District Court
Claiborte Parish Louisiana.
In this case by reason of the law and
the default of Dotendant heretofore ta
ken by Plaintiff ahd two entire Judicial
dapys having expired and the judge
meout, by default not being set aside,
aud on making said default final, the
Plaintiff having proven up her demand
and the evidence on said trial being in
favor of the Plaintiff andul against Do.
fondant, It is therefore ordeered, ad
judged and decreed that the Plaintiff,
Nancy Davis, wife, do have and recover
judtgement of and from her hunasband,
T. IL Willis, for the sum of twelve
hundred ($1200 00) dollars, with 5 per
cent per uannh interest thereon fromt
this date. It is farther .decreed that
the community of acquets and gains
hereeofore exiltilg between thenm be,
and thie saise is hereby disolved, and
that Plaintiff an, Defendant hereafter
be separate in property, and that the
Plalitiflfbe and ~she is hereby authoriz
ed and emnpowered to administer her
own affairs ass fint sole. It is farther
decreed ttat the bDfendaut pay all costs
of this sauit.
Thus done, read and signed in open
court, on this the 8th day of Septeta
ber A. D. 1888. .
, Jadge, Jrd Dis'c. of Louisiana.
I hereby eertify that the above amu
oregoing is a true copy of the original
n nowu oi ie in msy office.
 'Given under my hand and
seal of office, this Oct. lt 'S8.
J. R. RaMtsuY, District Clerk,
District CQert Claberne Parish, La.
State of Lonuisiana, Parlsb of Claiborne.
Saecceslon f P. & IM. A. Pate.
By virtue ofa eommislon ioeied out
of thes 3rd Dist-iet Court of Claibtne
Parish, La., nsl 'tq me direted, I will
oll at, publio loatozy at the late. reei.
desidenuce of thebdeeassed P. & I A.
Pate, near Atahens at 10o'elok A. IM.,
on TUESIDAY T 2thI *of NOVEl.
BER BXT, far the purpose of effect
iu& a Mpartitote , betwea t he hoir: al.
thle property. ~lioagluto said deceaem d
patwes, c&esibel uEors, to-wita
Theo old ho~aestead ofP.' ,d
Pate, ceenpriefag t e three b4
forty jacres of b~du, teing tlks
Largest Retail Establshm ent in North
--)llXlE IN
Dry Goods, Clothing, Furnishing
Boots, Shoes and Hats.
Ileadquarters for LI lies'- Misses and Children's
Underwear, samples of same mailed on'applica*
Orders in all depanrtmnnts will receive prompt :rand cnreful attention. When
vikting our city weo would be pleased tp d o hILo you al antd t aike a look through
our immenso estabiaihnent, Nos. 0O and 2"2 Texas treet, SHEVE
* -----DEALER IN---
Fib't louse South of Depot, Arcadia, Louisiana.
LOWEST prices givon on Goody. Don't torget to call on mo when you come to
Arcadia. I will make it th, your interest.
f "' Iligh.st prices paid fir, Cotton and all kinds of Country Produce,
and the LOWEST prices givana on goods. Don't forget to call on mto whoa
you comeJ to Arcadia. I will maki it to y~our iamtrst.
T:. LONG and SHEORT of it is that Economical People will Always go to
-- J. A. WITTER-
Having bonght a large lot of Whiskey in bond at the lowe
rates, I can and will sell you cheaper and better Liquors than ha
ever been offered in HIomer. I defy competition in quality an
Nos. 8, 10 aind 12 Spring Street, .I:` .
Manufacturer's Agent For ":":
General Plantation, SUppli
Browt  Cottoi Gina, Altlum's Co~,o ~cml.: -
Ames Engines, ,lcmtuoas Mill.,
Fictor Cane Aills, 7trI.b M I ".
Avery Plowts, " 'omaihe P ie1
N. Y. Encameled Paaint, (Od~J4' E
Jones Wagon Scales, (  :'e,..if
Full Line of Blacksmith (n ,up
Iron, Wagon Work, Nails, heavy Bhe.f a, iddI  ~
Pipe andi Fittings, Euglncer'?a Supplies, DBfauigk  ~
Cordatge, Btrb W.irs, &,,.
General Plantation Sup
A-lways on Hand
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