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OFII'It(' AS SECON1 CLASS ,MATTER. PVBIIISHt E) IL'RY FI A V .MO(RNIN;. H. L. BRTAN, - - Editor. W# Ii. AIEAI'X, - - Pnblishwr. l$BSfCRI1'TION-( On) \ 'g liar ................$1 00 Six Montllll .............. 50 Siour Months ............. 40 FRIDAY, March i8, 1898. The Associated press reports 10, 000 people to hear Wm. J. Bryan at Atlanta, Ga., Tuesday. It is hinted that the Sagasta d(' mand for Lee's recall was merely a sounder. i ell, Spain knows now how it sounds.-Item. Notice our clippings on "Good Roads," The movement is gene. ral. and if we expect to catch up and keep palce with the progress we must hustle. Uncle Sam has bought two large new battle ships, is bargaining for others, is selecting 1200 picked men at New Orleans for naval re cruits, is manning and gunning all the forts and coast defenses. Spain is showing her teeth, and will get decently spanked before many moons. Monro Bulletin. In the bright lexicon of patriotism the democrats and republicans are both out of date. Populism is the only up-to-date party which is ad vanced enough for the commence ment of the twentieth century. ** Senator McEnery uttered an im mortal truth when he said it is a crime to give one man the power to pass on another man's qualifica tion to vote. We will stand by that doctrine and all it implies. The poll tax was the corner stone of the populist platform. Newspapers which call that plat form socialism are today crying out for the poll tax suffrage quali fication. How have the migty fall en I The little statesmen at New Or leans are working at the wrong end of the problem 'which is how to get honest election officers. Without them, no suffrage plan is worth a cent. * 4 "Just as we predicted, certain democratic papers are saying that many white voters are more un desirable than negro voters. In view of the threatened war with Spain, now is a pretty time to be disfranchising citizensewho are ' expected to fight for Louisiana. The Farm Chronicle is a new venture soon to be launched by editor Goodwyn of the Colfax Chronicle. The paper will be de- 1 voted to the industrial interests of I : the State, and will we predict, be a ireadible paper, as Bro. Goodwyn , is a trenchant writer. The Monroe and Natchitoches ' Srailway has been voted another 5- . amll ta--this teime in the city of I Menloe, The election was held last. Monday, and despite the great I e:,Item nt over a municipal pri. i mary to be held on the following t ':d~y, a large vote was polled, and i t w;as almost unanimous for the tax. -, Capt. F. M. Welch, president of "the aton Bouge and Central Lon i'slabia Bailroad Company, was in AIiAlewsadrla Monday, trying to form t .a took company Cal)lptahzed at i $18.o000, for the purpose of build- a thg a wagon and foot bridge across Bje'~d river between Alexandria and P_~lrlle. He was also working t u.p sttook in a large sugar refinery r tod be located at or near Alexan. f The trouble with the Maine is b j tbhat there is no precedent upon , *Modhb to base action after the na ¶ board of inquiry has made its I C report. It is a peculiar case mi ::whi.h the first precedentr will have t ':to be established.-Morning News. . Owing to this reprehensible neg '!ot on the part of our forefathers b :e will have to think for ourselves. s i:.C Oonreuman Sulloway says that P 2*-few esys ago a bright colored / presented himself for oxamin !Stiesnas a letter carrier. The first uil o ut by the examiner was: fioa]Wbr is it from the earth to si biooiiP' "How far am it from I1 to de moon?" echoed the il ' f"My Lawd, boss, of yoee A K ,:* opit me on dat route Ig t e job, seiaing his hat Ut jyw~apjuissareda.-Sugar iE Congressmen Ogden made one ;r of the few speeches he msakes in ('ongress, last week in favor of the infanmous Loud bill. This imeas ure proposed on the plea of ccono ·r. my, to cut off entirely the sending of sample copies of all newspapers 50 through the mails, prohibit the 40 mailing of small books and amn phicts, such as Coin's Financial School, at newpaper rates, and( othewise raise the price of rotad ing matter to the general public, while it would leave the rich sub. sidies to railroad corporations un '- touched, and these prices paid rail a roads for carrying mail are as high as they were twenty years ago, two or three times as high as the ex 1 press comp:inies pay for the samne e- service, and amount to some twen l ty or thirty millions more than is a necessary to be paid. Yet Mr. Ogden was an advocate of this e humbug, directly against the in r terests of his constituents, and in d favor of the plutocrats. lie should e. explain. •l ------.-- -s,. Official Organ. t Our neighbor across the way, y called the "Natchitoches Enter prise," (enterprise I God save the mark !) is the official organ of this large and .wealthy parish, and of ae reasonably wealthy city, and as e such. enjoys about as fat a dish of 1- public pap as can be found in our pap-ridden State. It has a splen did mechanical outfit, and a full corps of capable and worthy print a ers to operate the plant, and for r the life of us we can't see why they don't get out a first class paper. I At first blush you might think it none of our business, but as a citizen here, we are interested in the progress and development of all our surroundings, and not be ing able, financially and otherwise, to get up a strictly first class pa per, we have a right to expect those who can, to do so. We looked over the paper last week and we found advertisements, which if not dead so long, had not been corrected in 3 years, for ex- I ample! G. H. Prothro, M. D., etc. Office up stairs in Jaffa build ing. The Doctor's office was in the Trichel drug store a year since it was in Jaffa's, and has been in 1 Clarke's jewelry shop for several months. Then there is Jack, Tuck er and Fleming, a partnership dis solved over a year ago. Thent Cunningham and Cunningham, neither of which firm has lived I here for months. Then John Wed derburn's "Ads," who has been kicked out of the patent office s long ago. The reading matter is worse- stale plate matter on the outsidle, and closely printed official docu- c ments on the inside-save and ex- r cept a half column of the weekly perambulations of the royal family. i The Enterprise owes it to its , readers, if has any, and to the par- t ish and city off of which it lives, t to get out a better paper antl a lit- I tle more in harmony with the name it carries at its masthead. A Good Roads Movement. " Donaldsonville Chief. He are gratified to learn that t the department of civil engineer ing of the Louisiana State Univer- f sity and A. and M. College at : Baton Rouge has undertaken to n collect informhtion in regard to h the status of the public roads ( throughout the state, for the pur pose of seeing what can be done for their improvement, and to this end Prof. W. D. Taylor, C. E., who is the head of the department, has prepared a list of questions 1 which he is sending to citizens of a the various parishes whom he be- ti lievus competent to answer them h most fully and intelligently. We o trust there will be a cheerful and ui general co-operation in this admi- h rable movement, as there is proba- tl bly no state in the Union more sadly mn need of an improved road o system than is Louisiana. The a constitutional convention has a 1 golden opportunity to render the a people an inestimable service in " this direction. v Wm. J. Bryan addressed the Con- tl stitational convention yesterday on 8 the science of government, which n is only another iname for politics. e Any member of that concern can give William Jennlugs pointers in that science, and if he should come c in contact with Murphy J. he'll get n a post graduate course. fc Good Road.. le Tiunes-D)emocrat. in Prof. W. I). Taylor, of lthe d( c pi'lrtment of civil inginieerin ! i1i Sthe 14ou1isiana Stat:e U Linivc':sity :il Agricultural andl Mechanllical Col lego at Iiaton Rouge, has undlerta Ig ken to collect information as to the l's condition of the r'oads in Louisi ie ann. Such information is Ilcessa j- ry to enabllle us to lact intellient 1 ly in pireparing legislation that will give us better roalds. The State is Ssignally deficient in highwa:ys, per - haps lmore1 (lelicient than any of its !, noighbors, for the reason that with . its alluvial soil the roadls (gt hog gy and wholly ilnpassalle here in wet weather. Some years ago Louisiana in h aul'lrato(l an agit.ation for hbetter o roads, and soime few of the pl)llish es improved their higways, buit t111h matter was dropped, and little has been (lone since. In other States the movement for good roads has is been earnestly and vigorously push e(d, with good results, and it is , time to revive the agitation here. What we need first is information on the sublject, and this Mr. Taylor n is seeking to Let with the foilowing d circular which lihe has sent through the State: "1. What is the total number of miles (estimuated or measured) of public road in your parish. , "2. What is the average width of the roads?" e "3. Are your roads kept lup entirely by the labor system, antd if not, how are they maintained :" "4. What is the average nlin b her of (lays each laborer actually f works on the roads?" r "5. Is the work on the public roads done mainly after the crops are laid by, and that very little at tontion is paid to them during the renmainder of the year?" r "6. To what extent are your roads kept up) by special contract with reliable men living near or along them'?" "7. Has the result of any such I contract been better or worse than where the same road was previous ly kept up by the labor system ?" "S. To what extent have any of the country roads of your parish been graveled or macadlam:ized or specially inlll'oved !" "9. 'PleasE give the location andl character of any suitable stone or gravel that you know of accessi ble for covering the roads of your parish." "10. If you have had in vour parish any specially successful ex lpe:'lnce in the construction or maintenance of roads without gravel or stone covcring, please outline it." "11. Do you think it possible that the active a itation of the question of good 1oads in your parish colahl pro(lice a more intel lient interest in the subject antdi bring about a general disposition to better the roads'," "12. Is it your opinion that the people of your iparish woull alp prove of thle apI)oilntiment by the next General Assembly of a tem porary State Highway Conunis·.r sion, whose dluty it shall be for the next two years to study the lques tion of the improvement of the common roads of the State, to hold C good ro:iads conventions in diflFcr ent p:lrts of the State, to dissenmi- s nate a knowledge of how other t comlmunities in other parts of the Union are improving and have imlproved their highways, aind to report back to the Legislature at the and lof their period of office on the best way antil means and legis lation to bring about the much neededl improvement in the com mon roands of the State?!" If these questions are generally answered( it will be seen that the answers will furnish us with infor mation upon which we can act in telligently in our road legislation. We believe that the time is ripe' for this work to be dlone, and that if the Legislature takes hold of matter of better highways it will have the cortlial support and co operation of the people. The Teachers Institute. People's Domands. P An institue has been held this week at Colfax by Prof. Stevens i of the State Normal School. Our " town has been full of teachers who b have been busy exchanging ideas a on teaching andl progression in ed ucational mm~ters. The lectures a have been highly appreciated by the Colfax Ipeople who attended. i Prof. Griffin and Prof. Rivers, w of the Pollock High School, have w added considerably bytheirtalks. , The school interest of our parish can bhe considerably advanced and we all hope the Constitutional Con- l vention will provide an educational c4 fund sufficient to advance every- C thing to a high standard. Prof. tE Stevens is an accomplished gentle- " men and all have been highly pleas- o] ed with his work here. Judge J. E. Breda has fully re- p covered from a severe attack of neuralgia, which kept him in doors for over a month. \\ri s,,, I )r. ilartIl:tU : :1r~ii Tells I liu Wh'iiat 21O!:(:'; lHr rn. .1 7.' l'. lrcv I'ee, (t' Nall eNs, Tcx., that tlhe Ihleh siinj of leutlt h iats no , lo1nwer herts, and so when she r, i gained it, her happiness was :fl 1114t to()o rer'lt for worls. Sh(e write s (S :flie :-: "I a11 well 1(W' l and 11i 1n s oyin o o d S healtlh I.t bet How halvrp I - fel th::t I c(an 1'1l , i write a te, lull 1 ' ° i Cannot i. 1 Pe-rl'il-na t o o uinlch. anl-a-line is the best mr(d s icine I ai:ve tried fior that lmirl)ose: it reli.ve, Ine(, fro, h ll ain. I advised I l!y n(igillhor () to us' I'e-ru na and M3an-a-line for (al::trrhl and stomach troubile. It is the best in the world. I can (1o) all my houseworlk and nt feel it. I can't r jr'aise Pce-ru-na as I w)ould like to: it is the Ge'atest medicine there is il the w(orld." 1)r. IIartman receives manv s!!ch r letters as this every week. 'Soime of them have been gathered togeth or :nld pubrlished in houtk folrm. 'The hook i:; (ialled "Fants aind Fa cs,"' and %;"i (i shent free to nVy Saddrless bi,' 1 T:(i''"he I-. :-u1 1 I)rut,' ) bls, ()hio . . . . )-- --- .....-- "Couldn't You Sta-[d That `'?' The 'New York Jlournal lais ita ken a hIold standt for municipal ownership of natural molnopl:liets. - We make tlhe' following extracts from an editorial of the 24lh: 'Sul)ppose lthat New York were governedl for the !xople, instead of for the hmen who :(uI(:cz(, fortunr. out of it. Suppose the city m1a1tIrn ged( its own street car line,. rI'an its own gas works and electric plants and manared the otther nat ural monopolies for the, beneifit of the public ut cost, instea(d oIf allhow ing private syndicates to liina.'e themr at high rates ndl then at tempt to corrupt city politicL to keep them hiigh. Doin't you think the city would be better otl f It is true that the Gorilds, Runs sell Sages and a few others whio know how to hiuv what they want would have fewer milliions to board or squander. Bint wouill that Ihe an unentlurabtlle calamlrity v Sups S~ZCe or (ioul d even hadu to "o to work. (;oll(In't vr, stan:(dl thatt The s(,:rcestion that the' city mal~nlago l;t on street cars. etc.. But wI' SUl!pose: tha:t Livin- tile puihlic this service at cost instet:itl of ttxin, theiii ip to the h:andl, would Iae metowlnctd as tanarchistic paternlalism. But is that a reason far litttinr private individuals rob, the city so gailvy ? If the city owned the street railroads, of course the first vo ting day wouldl make ill fare three I cents, except probably for school chiidlren who woull ridte for one cent. Plenty of cars would Ix, supplied, as no one would be in tolreste(l in netting the greatest numbler of fares for the leastC amount of money. T'ihe profits from the street rail ways, gas supply and similar mo nopolies would re(luce taxation, reduce cost to citizens, )rovide honoral)he, well paid work for thousands of deserving men, aHol ishll the present system of grinding thown wages, and what harm would it do, save that it would prevent Iprivate individuals from making vast fortunes from public nocessi ties and then using their money to corrupt politics and control legis lation ? Of course, the public will con trol these and many other things in time. But the time should le c hurried on. Perhaps dlistcussion will help it. t The suffrage commuuittee has re- Ii ported back to the Uonstitutional t Convention their plan for quality ing voters, with the "Squaw" antid 1 "Papoose" modifications left out, tl but they reofused to strike out the n "Dago" and Hereditary voters or si add the poll-tax qualification. There will be a bitter fight over it F in the convention, but Foster will win. He will have it his way, and why shouldn't he ? It is his con vention. Forty of the seventy days have already passed, and absolute. ly nothing has been done yet, ex cept to spend the peoples taxes. Oh, you big tax-payers, grin and( take your medicine-and then "vote'er staight" again at the next opportunity. Most of our farmers are done planting corn, and it is up and be ginning to grow nicely these warm d(lays. AN OPEN LETTER To MOTHERS. WE ARE ASSERTING IN TI'E COURTS OUR RIGHT TO THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE WORD " CASTORIA," AND "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," AS OUR TRADE MARK. ; I, DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,. was the' originator of "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," the same that has borne and does now on every bear the fac-simile signature of 70t rv wrapper. This is the original " PITCHER'S CASTORIA," which has been used in the homes of the Mothers of America for over thirty years. LOOK CAREFULLY at fie wrapper and see that it is the kind you have always boupL . on the and has the signature -' . wrap. per. No one has authori froh 2 me to use my name ex cept The Centaur Compa. of4 i~' Iich Chas. H. Fletcher is j President. March 8, 1897. * .C t Do Not Be Deceived. SDo not endanger the life of your child by accepting a cheap substitute which :some druggist may offer you (because he makes a few ,: ore pennies on it), the in gredients of which even ,hC does not know. "The Kind You Havo ;lways Bought" BEARS THE FAC-S3IM;L 3 GNATURE OF Insist ~ &mg The Kind That :Iover failed You. THi OENTAUR OOMPAny, t1 ,r , !.-REACf. , IrVEW YORR CITY. -1. A. E. LE31E IE. J. B, TUCKER. LE~MEE : TUCKER, G.1ER I I .i F V i S, N OTAIIIS BVLIC, ABSTRIACTS of I t 1 SPEi(IALITY. ceprcesent FWFII ' ((ufi' )iP\\ .l ptc.ed ts Surctics on ani °1'-;:,t, of ally Kinds. OFFICE: )OPUS IT; C'.( ":.i TH(O SE. General InsCurv .Q: ' Agency. ' . P ' . .... . .. E ALEXANDER, HLL r L,,. .... : ... 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