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toad It : .. R. Z .a Tahe SmatTmel forms
meet closee sad be put to pres at J p. M. each
Friday, December 18, 1007.
By the reform enactments of
the Legislature many thousands
of dollars will be added to the
school fund of the State.
For verbosity the late message
of the President "takes the cake."
It would prove interesting to learn
just how many citizens mentally
attacked its ponderosity..
The issue of $25.oooo Panama
canal bonds was subscribed to
.fr; ll parts f the country at .3
above par. The bids accepted are
mostly for small amoupt. -
An unprecedented mine horror
occurred near Monomgah, W; Va.,
last Friday by which 380 miners
were entombed and nobopes enter
tained of saving them from death.
Do not wait until the advent of
Christmas to purchase gifts. Buy
in advance and lighten the rush
of business on merchants and
clerks. Presents will keep at bhome
as well as in the stores.
This country is a little remark
able in some of its preferences.
The Senate has a blind chaplain,
IDr.. Coaden, and the House a
sightims Cpuptaives a M rve,
of Oklahoma. Which only goes
etele that aierit and worth are
recognized no matter .wat phys
diwbi'itiCs MAy. Qmshadow
demonstrating its manhcd and
diaia of rich Anglo-Saxon blood,
by wresting from the mother
-anary cheried.p;i es boith o
la.d i66 Wse. "Wheher it- is-a
sating bout or a isticuf, for the
ftn of the thing, the "blastted
wins .the bhenrs, whil4
Ball looms on and wonders
lly to fail,
metre the Committee from the
swat load ucbarmaa of@1te
Res sad Harbors committee of
the Hosis tieolet:o tpe ta
- --a--.?a Preamsi Rt. i-
wit'i Approval oft-he project wiln
sImake a - . -.,s e
pi &Pand tragedy qe thetaget
S DO ,
e i-- a ssionl of ite General
Assembly of this State that has
just adjourned has accomplished
more in the way of saving money
to the taxpayers than perhaps any
session of the Louisiana Legisla
lature that has ever been called
together. The necessity for these"
reforms has been known for sev
eral years, and was only forced
by the general demand among the
people, that these reforms should
be made, so much so, that a num
ber of the candidates throughout
the State, almost in every parish,
wrote lengthy platforms and prof
feted to do the work in the offices
of sheriff and assessor for about
the sums fixed by the extra ses
sion. The 6.rt In the State to
publicly announce his willingness
to do this work at a reduced cost
was Mr. Jack Parker of Ouachita,
a candidate for sheriff of that par
ish. He was followed by Mr. R.
H. Fletcher and Mr. J. W. Wasson
of-this parish, and these announce
ments and platforms made in every
parish paper in the State made it
imperative that something should
be done aed after the extra ses
sion had been called the members
took the cue and they did the
work quickly and well. The fact
that it was asserted that "the re
sponsibility for: the success or
tailure of the extra session would
fall ounthc shoulders of Lieutenant
Govelsor Sandensu" a ,espe.mibil
ity which he in no way attempted
to shuk bukmplaaed himself in the
breech and in his opeaitg address
to the Senate, he made plain to
the Senate and the people his
Too much credit cannct be
bestowed upon the members of
the Legislature for the zeal and
energy displayed in acting upon
the measures demanded. Work
ing under the strain of business
and planting interests requiring
attestuon and services, in the midst
of a andcial ptri gency, and the
claims df a warm political cam
paign, they have patriotically and
zealously given their time, means
and best efforts to enact the re
form Jegislation reqisird. In a
rAiew of t work, the New
Qrleans States concludes:
"They have taken up their work
with patience, they have retused
. . .. ve the
people they have worked with a
4dnfit uot 4 maess of purpose
that ill coaumed for ttadfselves
the highest admiration of unbiased
men all over the State. Not a
a'Lpu'ber of the members are
"cadidates before the people eith
er for re"elecdon to their present
positiens, or for other offices, yet
they have not permitted- that to
i.terler wb the work; red while
Amb3 he.rbrJahu. aserYing the
State at Iato. Rouge their politi
te dpponentat A h6ur d ti co
active iu their campaigns against
A 1 faitb
- -rc" m
ilm"i'Enraveai l bed is
moot gratifyinj, and the fact that
p4 ~p qpl eciate it is b'ing
iade- manitest every day. Th
Lieuteaaut Governor. J. Y. Sao.
der upon w es Governor Blan.
chard; ins is-r agri over the
manner in which the Lieuteanat
l. ,. the bthe r
d to shee
der the ripa omiity for what he
fable lure * accomplish rests,
has no need to he hambed ofthe
u-i P A rt hunpre teil.
' lfeneies to out.
Miili; Mt f*mppbrt his
Manse have accoidad hiy, mad he
of 1907 was S7,4ioooo,
or oper carnt gueter than is nos.
·tFrene s.s of the cetton
swep as coueoftg
IR CAINW Wf I.
There is an underlying cause for
everything. The education of the
mind is responsible for every hu
man act. When the word educa
tion is used in this sense, it does
not apply to the intellect, but
those influences, those impi essioins
those acts that begin when the
mind is plastic and impressible
and grow with the years, war ted,
twisted, misshapen, knotted and
gnarled like some tw:g that is bent
and grows crooked from its incep
tion. Wrong teachings, evils con
doned or unchecked, evil deeds
that are unrebuked are what
blunt youthful minds, even as filth
contaminates a clear steam.
The tendency to do wrong while
young is what leads to crime, dis
sipated habits, and murder.
It is little to be wondered at
that a wave of dissolute tenden.
cies is sweeping over the land and
climbing into startling altitudes
that leave a trail of hideous de
formity, of unspeakable criminal
ity and murder when the laws are
laxly administertd, when the
criminal rich escape the strong
arm of justice because of a false
public sentiment that condones
their rinuei. covered with the
glamour, and glitter of wealth.
When an unbending and inexora
ble justice shall mete out the alK
plication of the same law for the
millionaire rich that is applied to
the mendicant poor, there will be
a decrease in those hideous and
oft-occurring deeds that startle
and horrify civilized society.
The reformation must begin
with the restraint and correction
of the very young and permeate
every grade of human life. Then
a true reform will be inaugurated
that will grow and expand among
all grades and classes of society;
when to do right is the general
rule and to do wrong is the excep
There is too much flippancy; too
ready acquiescence in moral
laches, too smiling approval of
sins of omission and commission
for society to reach the altitude,
the true status that should be ac
corded to truth, honor, virtue,
honesty and justice. Private life
and public life are too lax in en
forcing high ideals and in building
up the charters and reputations of
men and women. The flippancy
with which human acts and motives
are discussed, marks a low plane
of public morals that is largely
responsible for the criminality that
floods the land.
It behooves the journals of the
country), the great exponents of
the higher civilization, christian
ity, intelligence and refinement to
promulgate those lofty ideals that
stand for cleanliness and morality
in the homes, and honest/ and
probity in official public life. It
is gratifying to note in this respect
that the rural journals are in closer
touch with Nature than other
publications among the secular
press, and from their pages are
culled the richest gems of thought.
Their thinkers are in close com
mune with Nature and its teach
iags are perfect and infallible. It
was Wordsworh who wrote:
"Ome soath e the gMt th.i.,
Lts Zm be swr tambsr."
Under the present light of the
higher intelligence of the human
mind and the tremendous develop
meat of his intellectual faculties,
it seems almost incredible that
there should exist so much credu
lity and superstitution. The very
tact that it is not given to man to
unfold the mysteries of the future,
an eminently wise provision of the
cr:ation, should preclude the least
credence in the reliahality of mod
era prophesies. The readiness
with which modern prophets aind
followers of their predictions of
dire disasters and calamities, only
goes to pruve that the superstitions
of the dark ages and mental igno
rance stil linger in the light of.
modern civilisation and intelli-i
gence. Ithre are no prophets of
ht ftue. Its predicted realities
The Rivers and Harbors Con
gress that assembled at V'ashing
ton City last week recommended
the appropriation of $50o,ooo,oo
annually for the improvement and
dcveloplment ot the waterways of
Buttortns an he ftoundI at Bank
of Wrnitiel'l, .VWinn Pari.h Buaik
t. O. Willi.ams andti W. A.
Long & Biack do public Lauling.
SIf you want hauling done call up No.
21 over the phone. They make a
specialty of carrying traveling men
and their trunks: will furnish you
a card with distances from Winnfield
to any point you may desire to go by
A goot cook and house woman;
will pay good wages to the right
kind, white preferred. Apply to
o-18-tf G. P. LoNo.
I have for sale at a bargain two
4 mule teams and three wagons;
two wagons are wide tires and
almost new: the other 1 3-4 Imch
tire; in goodl fix. Apply to
18-tf H. M. McDONALD.
It will nay you to get prices at
he New Farniture St)re. n15ltf
HION. JARED Y. SANDERS
of St. Mary
1 For the Senate.
We ae ar thorized to announce CHAS. H.
TEAL, as. candidate for re-electaon to the
Bste te Senae (rom the th Senatorial District.
composed of t.-. parishes of Caldwell, Grant
and Winna, suob.ct to the decision of the vot
ers at the Demos ,tic primary.
I hereby aasoupce myself as a caa4ldate for
State Senator for the 2t h Senatorial District
(Parishes Wlnn, aldwerand Grant). subject
to the decisia of the vot at the Democraic
primary. W. OG_.SBBY.
For Lglsata .
We ae authorised to announce jje name of
GBO. A. PAYIIE as a candidate for member of
s.bject to the Democratic Primary t r iMld
to Jenuary orth, I1th.
We are authoried to announce the same of
BAW'L ARGKSBDAL as a candidate for tu
House of Representatives in the Lefslature,
subject to the result of the Democratic Primary
to be held on the 18th of Jaauar. YS.
We are authorized to anuounc the name of
HAItRY P. GAMBLE lor rr-electioa to the
Bourse of Repr rsntatlves ot the LouisiLana
Legislature, subject to will of the voters at the
Democratic primary. January S, 1il.
Haring been solicited by numbers of friends
I hereby announce myself a candidate for
sheriff subject to the acti..s of the Democratic
voters at the state primary to be had uader the
suspices of the State Democratic State Central
JOHN W. WAS) N.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for
the tosition of Sheriff of the parish of Wina,
subject to the de.ision of the Democratic
voters at the primary election.
ROBERT H. FITCHKB
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for
re-electLio to the oce of h8eriff of Winn
Parish, esbjtct to the choice of the voters at
the Democratc primary. PF. L. SHAW.
For Clerk of Court.
I hereby aanounce myself as a candtdate for
Clerk of the District Court for Wins Parish.
sabjct to the decision of the Democratic
voters at the primary.
J. B. 00C 8.Z
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for
Clerk of Court. Wine prºbsh, subject to the
cboioe of the voters at te Democratic primary.
PERRY K. ABBI.
Having been soilcited by nwmaeoua friends,
I announce myselt a candidate for Aaesm.r,
seubjst to the approval of the Democratic vot
en at the State primary ar p, ed bylw.
I hereby announace myself as a candidate for
Asessor o the Perish of Wins, ubject to the
decioeio of the Democratic votrs at the
J. T. DUIHAM.
Having been rged by namrous frienid. I
hereby eaoue myself as a caddate for A
eamor embject to the deciaio of the Democra
tic vters of Wiaat e prmy. amrse the
call of the Democratic Sate Cf l (mt
tee. CYTUB McaINTY.
I hereby nmounoes mysNlf as a mdidte fee
Amesr of Winm Parish subject to thr chelee
of .he Democrate at the primary eleceito.
We are are anther'ss to amenme Dr
CL.ARLECE . MoJAIaN a can didate f r
the ease or Conser of Wlaa Paraat the
cmla pemary e oecaon eat te Dsreasie.
We are atberised to sasemae Dr. J. J.
PnTl S as a candidate fer Oremanr the
Parish of Wlaa at the emring Demeadle
For Polce Juror
At the oolietati.e ea aDeras friead I
samacae myself as a candidte for PFeol
We are akuheried Itn anease MR. CN A/.
I. W HITIEAD aa emedidtae fer member
the Poeie Jury at the Paribh of Wima for
We ar autheored n ammoece J. D. PACI
as a D ur May er of the Tows at
WiartlsN. Nse to te will t the Dmo
a et veres at the primary eletim, Jam
uaery . IM.
We are eatherised to amne the a anof
oOt0o0 A. KrILY. as a canddate far the
e of Mayer of WInuleld, msbjet to the
I ctoo the Demoeate .oters at ul pmeay
We nme mthe rled to l meseme Hem. O.M.
eVII Mas d e f sn-eleee to to
aal`he prmry tolnJea4ry 6L
P W. O. W i iAiviA
-. 4Clocks, Jewel'y *1
4% "\ V tches a 1.1 'p
4% _ r i )JS of
4% nl al m s
Diamond Rings, Bro, ches, Stick Pins i*
4 Shot Guns, Ri s, Pistols . .
Cartridges, Shot o' -r Shells
4 All makes Sewing Machines 4
4 A Pen
It has the easy
method of filling
and will not leak. ** EXCEL
It has no superior
.. Fine Repair;ng and Engraving a Specialty
Court Street next to Post Ofiice.
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Now on Display
Jones Building B
Over the Electric iTS
You are Cordially Invited to Attend
MRS. N. R. BARNES
WINNFIELD - - - LOUISIANA.
The buyer who seeks experi
ence may seek it anywhere;
But the buyer who heeds ex-
perierice buys the Remington.