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H. L. BRTAN, - - Editor.
W# Ii. AIEAI'X, - - Pnblishwr.
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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
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both out of date.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
"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
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
Most of our farmers are done
planting corn, and it is up and be
ginning to grow nicely these warm
; 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"
Insist ~ &mg
The Kind That :Iover failed You.
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.
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Representing FIRSTm-" .-'". 'OMPANIESiin
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Thirteenth annual session begins ()ctobcr 4th, 181)7.
B. C. CALD WELL. President.
JNo M. TUCKER, President. 1). C. SCARBoROUOn, Secretary
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