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C. W. SEALS &i J. r. ýIP S,
Dur)I-ol; &. Puover :tuns.
22zm.r; La,
Fi'iinay - -... May 3,189
'Tho question of governorship in
Mississ1ippi, isi becoming interest
ing. 'Itohe clhaices seem to be in
favor Of ex-Govilrnor Stone who
was termed the "peoples Govern
SVarinoth said in his last cam
p.,i gn speeches, that he would
trade a colored ItRepiblicnn for a
white Democernt every cstence I.e
couldl get, Iari ison will avail
himself of the opportunity to do
the same thing.
The remains of iou. E. Joba
Eilis were broulght from iWaailisg
ton and interred at his birth place
Amite City, Louisiana. The pall
bnearers were B. F. .Jouase, John
MicEnerv, Edtiar1 IBooth, E'iecne
\Waaamon, L. C. Ellot and Thos.
The tirat of Dik IHawes at
Birminllgham, Ala., the alleged trrif
and child nmnrdeisrcr ia now in pro
gress. It is thoulight a very staron
case has been mnlde out a, ninst
him by the state, though the
evidence is mainly circumstantial.
Tho prinncris possew;c, of an
almost iron nerve. nnd is said to
have shown an airo l utter indiffer-1
ence all the while. It is thought
a verdict will be reached to day.
Moro than ninety prer cent of the1
Southern Republicans are colored,
but they don't get ten per cent of
the official positions. South. Theli
republican party have eithier lied
or they are treating the negro
grossly unjust. Timcy declared
him fit material to vote and hold
oflice. They now say he is not
qualified to hold oice, and hiarely
qualifed to vote the Rcp:l!ican
ticket, but not any oI.her ticket.
A young man by the name of W.
Ii. Boult has been ars eel in
New Orlcans for destroyirg public
records in Natchitochle:. It seems
that he was an spljicant for the
position ofregister ofthlelnul of11ee
and having taint of negro blood in
his diens, his mother being an
Octaroon, lie sought to destroy the
records which furnished pioef of
his father's marriage with the
"dreamy Octaroon."
The Canadian Parliament has
passed a bill relative to the ctra
ditlon of criminals. The treaties
between this country and the Un
ited States have been defective in
this particular, and Canada has
been the city of refuge toembezel
era and dofaultors from the Unit
ed States. Criminals will be com
pelled hereafter to hunt some oth
er hiding place.
Desehamps, the rapist and
murderer of a little French girl,
is now on trial for his life in the
emty of New Orleans As be was
not able to employ a lawyer, the
court assigned him some of the
most prominent attorneys at the
New Otleans bar which he refused
t accept, hoping by this means
to drlay his trial. The court
tfnally appointed a lawyer to de
fend him and ordered him to
Okblahoma, as laid off on the
map, is about three or four timeq
the size of Claiborne parish. Of
this small territory, about one
half is said to he unfit for farm
ing purposes. Judging from the
boom and noise alone, one iold
suppose a new continent had been
discovered the size of North Amer
ica. From what has heretofere
been written and said of this coun
try, it appeared to be closely rela
t'd to the country that Moses saw,
when he ",iewed the landscape
o'er," but the boomers have dis
covered that it is not as reported.
Water is scarce in many places,
sad it is o'ten round mized with
mnch bad lime and other nusse
~. Igredlnl nw. It is :_r country.
A VisHi to Cai1itoun.
SO last T' urits di ay mT )r :ins tIhe
writer in companty with abo.ut
tweut- five c~iizrins of the !own
:1n0( countr;. boarelcl thI troin at
t'I(e (dept bound or C(aio lho, fi
teen mnile('s wet of Monron on t1(e
\ ". S. & P. R. I. at which [1Cce
t?:; (Xplerii entIal ftrmi is loc:ated.
For sevie0l lealks it lid1 heen
liarcigely aiveritised that the" ''North
Louisiana 1r:iculturol Asscia
tion woul(d mlcet on that (.:, and
that a i h:iarbeuen wouldl be
given. This lIst mention inucn
teo proucLerol a great gatheri ug of
the peopjle. By 12 o'clock there
must have been somethinig nealr
3000 souis o: tl;he ground where
the exleriinmental farm is locatc1.
'lLey hadl come nl along from the
M:issisippi to reel niver aind for
miles both north ana south of ihe
rail(road s. Irhvs. iils, men, womIn i
anod children, a errat bImterogen
tol1s mass of humll.nity moved
aeiut the station for six )r cigit
hours with notliinu. to do and
with but little to be seen. After
awhile the spcakiog r-:a UnnOiune
ed when C(-pt. ii. P. Wells, of
lichlandt, was introouced. and
althoulh lIe spok? to a Iimoving
audiznce, oaoily isoove by the hot
rlads of the sun, theta lh ing no
shelterinog above, still he succeed
ed in arresilug atttention and(
convincing his hearers of the
great ilpoertance and nýceositY of
thle farmers being cJutltcated. Col.
Jack, of Nachitocheis, followed
Capt. Wc!ls on the siano subject
in a masterly add;ress. Col. J. W.
Nicholson, president of the State
University, ras then introduecd
and made an eloquent talk of
about 25 minutes. Ills speech
was repelte with beautiful thoughts
and at the same time eminently
practical. Judge G. A. Kigore
followed with an interesting speech
on grass culture. After the
speaking tho remaining part of
the day, till train time, was spent
in inspecting the farm, and loung
ing about on legs in the new town
Sof Calhoun. It being ratherearly
in the seaion, there Was very little
to be seen about the farm except a
nice patch of oats, which apparent
ly will make about thirty five
bushels per acre. 'There was also
a patch of corn which was highle
fertilized, but was not so forward
as some we saw on the void betwcen
here and there. The farmers who
looked at this corn all said, that
the Expcrimental p~lioing given it
by Mr. Stubbs will make corn in
the books but not in the field, as
ho ran the furrows too far from
the corn leaving a ridge about
twelve inches wide. Thc idea of
Mr. Stubbs was not togo sufficient
lv near the corn thie first plowing
to break the roiots. As to whether
Mr. Stubbs or the farmers are
right, we do not know, but are
inclined to think the latter occupy
the vantage ground. Most of the
farmers went away some what
dissatisfied with the loo'rs of the
farm, but we think if they will go
back later in the season they will
be better pleased with the re
sults. There is no doubt but
great good can be accomplished
by these experiments, for there
they are prepsred to test the
various kinds of fertilizers by
practical application enabling
to ascertain that which is adapted
to certain plardts. If our farmers
were competent to analyze the
fertilizers used, and the soil to
which it is applied there is no
doubt but that better reoults
would be attained. Then if this
object can be attained by the
practical applications and exper
iments on these farms under the
management of competent man,
farming interests will be improved
and the country heneitted.
We are still of the same opinion
as at first and think the Experi
mental Station should have been
located near Ruston or Arcadia.
At either of these places better
and more suitable soil could have
beea, found than. where it is, be
sides it would have been more ac
cessible to the hill farmers of
North Louisiana than at Calhoun.
We were procd to learn that
our talented young friend, Prof.
C. C. Harris, aided by Prof. Wil
liams of Morehouse, have absut
consumated their plans to found
an Agricultural College in connec
tion with the Experimental Farm.
The lamber has been sawed, the
site agreed on and the building
will commence in a few days.
These yonag men' are meeting
;I$f optq ie,; er~ #uoourLgem3ut
a first clas Agr:icultural Co;llege
in this section oft the Stut.
We were aloiit to for:Ct to
men!tion that Gov..NichIolls at i
ed this imeCctin , but on naceziu;t
of tudisposition did not fppelr on
tie stage, whereby (iisapoOintill
a great many who hod never seen
the Governor.
Finally, after Feveral hours of
weary hungry waiting, for the
[marLecuc m f::iled to matelI'i' izt,
:11:1 nothing to gratify hunger,
which was a long fhdt want coudll
he !"d, the we-t hbound train camne
on. The innumeinrable hosts standl
ing at the depot, iCing withli each
other as to who should g et a seat,
locked more like th, "Oklanhouta
Boonmers" than a crowd of belated
Ipleasure seekers "on their journey
home." The aftable condluctom,
after calling into senico his
knowiedg3 of mathematics, learn
edl in Lilte lmli piling pr ublem s*swhnca
a sc:hool boy, finallV succe-eded in
stacking us away and piling us up.)
'Tie faitbhful oNd iron horse tiuli
el us safely to Gllbn. In place
of nm:king for a seat in the L. N.
&c S. train, the crowd, like raven
OU Wou iraYs, made for Colbert's ho
tel, which received them like tlih
bride adorned to meet the groom.
Tile 50 cts left with the host was
(quite a sm..1 compen:izion for tilhe
vluIe receive, siapecially that por
tion of the crowd which ate noth
ing since the night before. About
9 o'clock we reached home, all in
good fix, good spirits, and the
wiser for our visit to the town of
George Wushington, whoze in
auguration as president, one [iun
(ldred years go, is being celeblatld
in the leain:; cities of the Unitedl
States, IusedI the followi og in his
irst insu~,aural :;lddrcs:
"T1 tO prrii n observations
I have one to add twhch vWill oe
most propcrlv adhrefsel to the
Ihouse of esniv. It
concerns rnmselr, andil iiil, there
fore, b^ as ioraicf pi sib'ie. When
I was hru h'oor l rwith a cdil in
to the senr ie of m y counr: , then
on the eve of an ardluous struggle
for its liberties, the light in which
I contemplated my duty rcquire(d
that I sholildc renounce erery
pecuniary compensation. Fromn
this rersolution I have in no in
stance tdeparted, and being still
uinder thie impnreasion which pro
duced it, I must (ecline as
iinpj)licable to myself any share
in the personal emoluments which
may be indispensably included in
a permanent provison for the
execiltire department, and must
accordingly pray that the pecun
inry estimates for the station in
which I am placed may, during my
continuance in it, be limited to
such actual expenditures as the
public good may be thought to re.
This seems to say that le
wouldn't receive any salary or
compensation for his sorrices.
When the p>et Byron said there
was but one George Washington,
he spoke the truth in an almost
universal sense.
The law by which the people of
Bossicr wer-3 cmpoun-~red to vote
on the removal of the court house
in that parish has been declared
unconstitutional by tha second
district court. An appeal has
been taken to tLie bupreime Lourt
of the State. If Ihe decision ot
the lower court is sustajned, the
people of that parish will have to
postpone the matter until the leg
islature passes a new enabling
act. The constitutional provis
ion on this subject is a new one,
and of very uncertain latitude and
doubtful construction. A large
majority of the people in the in
start case favor removal, as shown
by the recent election. The doubts
should be given in favor of the
'constitutionality of the act. Such
is sound, public policy and law
also. The Judiciary Committee
of the State Senate, composed of
eleven lawyers, with possibly the
exception of one or two members,
thought the law a valid one. The
judge of the Second District Court
thinks otherwise. It now remains
for the Supreme Court, composed
of five more lawyers, to pass on
it. It will certainly be thorough
ly, adjudicated.
Two prominent young lawyers
of Little Rock were convicted a
few days since oh violating the
election laws of Arkansas. They
are now In prison. awaiting the
sentence of the court. Their cell
it a perfeot booquetof flowers and
I; x~ite4by r4d o t3.*.t
A teacher aLisked a claes to write
an esnay on the `'."sult of
nes,'" ani1 one of the bright but
lazy boysp in the c& s; hanlded ii
hi hiiz composiltion a blaak uheet
of pmt ui'.
E. Johia EU s.
I. John rEIli?), formerly a menr-
bt of coiigress from the SVcoinjd
1)i. trict aud a (iUtinguliheid :aw
yer of New Orrlcans, (ied in Wiih
finl:tun Cityi a few Tn since. ih'
Ii d been practici1i law in t!;. t
;tcit for s·raxl verr. TIvC (li
ce s d was a great orator antil lon(1
of the most lbilii"ntt men in the
so )lth. Luge hearted an;l k.r
os together with lhis g cait min2
Ie presented an att active c 1)i
:tiuon rar'lely seen anong meln.
Thu cofnductors anmi employe
o112 i aneSer! trains of 111 V.
S* & P. Riilwat can n:t he sor
passe i clevei'rnes antI 1yentility.
IThiri' de.:artment towarc1.ds ji a
'gela is such as to crtate drlsonail
hlldi on the part of thise w hOe (Am:
in contact with them. fo or the
L .. &. R. I.. Eut there is our
mo :t in Louisiana where t1;1 h ema
ployees al's cross-grai ned 11:1: of
toilnimake traveling unnple:!sant.
This road n lt a r:troad loin
mnission if it would be mninlicint.'
fur such an ailment.
Societlea for the pcveution of
cruelty to Si;malr, are lur:iely on
the increare. This is a humat11n1
unertkig a should eng e
the 1lbet efforts of thos i who iN i
lieve in fair dealinlg with brute
creation. There is a law on the
suljmec!, but it will be inrolera¶ive
unlessc aided by an org;ni .eel upn I
pnrt. The brute world eaplciil
the domesticateds pI 'rtion of it, have
a severe tiim+o nnl r the bat I)pr
vTailing rez;latilio.. HI rses I:iid
muCes hic'h are of nmoat value to
the people, pull pl'ows andl wguons
the whole seaii. Th'y :et C.o
remulneration f) tills lat::n C )ui
hard 'ervic but wihaTt they e:gt
and often it is sorry in qaltitv,
antd short in quanti v. Thl.
ought not so to be. The peo
plc litre a rigiht to tlako churm. of
the maUter and see to it thal:t the-Cr
animals be treated coui tcousl van.l
gCenerousi V.
Arizona Dot,.
Capt. A. S. Blythe. of Arkansas,
with another genticruan, has been
here again looktag at the ractorv
Bitlh what view we have iotl arn- I
ed. It is etidorit., lo-wner, re
thIing ia is rL contemplation in ,hc
near futture, ss I 111 i0 th seconi
party th t ha V:: :r lceO.
Mr. Jos. Stua~Vtr. ;a prulnd
owner of a hbvb cnor.n l;:,n ¶l
hinI by Dr. (Xdh'un, * ii *.v
Wmn. :-orple ):.1 . a.tl
voun ' "'rtri:; ts'' a kti y 1 5
old flotther a :e dys ". c
Uncle Tom Willis cp'uealid
Ier lrge O'poasum in Mi.. Wm.
Barnett's garlr n a few (bys since.
The old fellow had for tomnet in;e
been teasting upon Mr. BaZrnett's
fowls. This morning he missed
his way any in wander'ing around
to get out of the garden, he was
discovered and captured and de.
capitated by uncio Tom. So a
"possum" dinner was in or:er on
Mr. Edl Harris andl Wim. Barnelt
hare been awarded the contract
for puting up the wi re fence around
the Cemetery. They will hare it
completed in a day or two.
Dr. Means, for the accomoda
tion of his horse, has ornamentod
his stable with a good and sub
stantial fence, making noinfringe.
ment however, upon Mr. Wm.
Barnett's patent.
The negroes will soon hare their
cemetery enclosed after the patern
of the whites.
Mrs. Prof. D. W. Harris anil
family of Lisbon, are visting the
family of Mr. Wim. Kim ball.
Next Saturday, May the fourth,
has been set apart to clean off and
decorate the graves in Forrest
Ginore Cemetery. It is to be hoped
all will turn out and assist in this
sad rite. It is a duty due the
dead from the liring.
Time Table No. 4, in Effect
April lat 1889.
touth. &iaSiona. uortLu.
No. 1. No.3. No.2S. No.4
Leave Arrive
6:00am3:00pm RHaoer, 9:O5am?:35pm t
6:4Oam3:45pm Athboi, 10:20am?:40pmn f
Arrive Leave
7:i5an:20pm Gibuland, 8: 3Oam7:00pm
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. ;uth-esn Commn, Pribl ic Srjuarle.
JIuonor, La.
iLarge Clean Riooims, well
FI:ht ed and veiltilated, good
Becds, good F.-re a H1d gooid
,'::iLtelit oii
FThnIl;'I I for :pat f. vor!. all con res
. are C'1d1 ly itnit(d to all. T!"rts
mmsleuato. NV. W li;l:0WN.
Onhcs s6_ o
y the Wt 3 Kd Cof
aqrvP `'08cB ~ 7'
:1ro gsant1 ium, ~s) im v:.e can i
a :M LjAcblC( gptn:e wiUsoat bring dis
,tibed by row syik:s.
1 y.
Tas TS:a ;rs
Dry Goods,
And IBoots, Shoes, Hats,
Onps and ready umdo
Also a full and complete line of
Thirties w'ishing to pnrchnse any
article to be found in a Gnneral Store
will do well to get my prices before
purchasing. I will sill as cheap as the
cheapeat, as my goods are purehassd
very low. 3-22-59.
Dealer in all kinds of
Champion WGro on Fences which
require uio brick or stone foundatioi,,
and all kinds of Ornamestal Iren work
for buil.dings,auch as Celumns,
Yerioaidahs,, Cret, Fin
jals, WeatherVance.
American and Italian
We guarantee to sell marble eheapot
than asy other firm. Get our prices be
fore buying. Orders ly Iaipronmptly
attended to.
J. W. DOWNS, Manager,
Shreveport. La.
DeJI0Ouin alt kins onl
ARTi1TI/ AAD OR C/i ./'!L D% /G 7C / O17
TI/E or - a -
lini e Clut.h il G(ent s
IF~uriis in , Goods an ll,
o Stock Ltr;e, ridci cu:d Complte. o
No. 218 Texas Strect, Shreveport, - -
Will )nplicate New Orleans and St. Lniik Piicns. t_-The onlye'
Souse in Shroihp+ort dvni!ing in thii kind of~ G)oo . Con.:try O rde olidj
Ct ( &I As3
ILI. T8, CAPS, &c.. &e.,
Fres-h good:.; aita s on hand at ROCK BOTTOM PRI
Remember thle pl:ce, North Shie o0 t!e Public Square`
the J. K. Willet Brick Biuldinig, lHomer. La.
1And all wh.o ue 4a'h, Do
Blinds and Moulding.
I have lately added to my STOCK and Immenase line o
above discrihed Gcods. I have in Stock and to arrive,
3 by 7 S by 12-12 Lights, Size, 2-4(
2-10.x7 9xlS- 12 " ' 2-71
2-1x0-11 10x8- 12 " " 2-10
2-SxO-S 12x1i-- S
AlsAo grtxit varictv of 'iMouin. SO'my Pi
They :ir·e a l ow as the lowveMt.
The Lirgost DRY GOODS HOUSE in the
outside Now Or1can's, covcring 2900 square fee
spaec, for
And overything for MAN, WOMAN or 011
The only Housc that inanufactunre its Own S
The Pioneers and originiators of Low Prices fo
Best Gualitics.
Texas Street, Shreveport, La.
Dry Goods, Notions, S
Boots, Shoes
and Ha
o0. 51 O-512-514-511 LEVEE Street EIlIEVEPOIT, -
I2 Duplicate any Bills longht in any Eastern Market.t. l
It stands at the head of all
Southern newspapers. The
OGreat Times-Democrat of
New Orleans, La.--Daily and
Weekly. It has the largest

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