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FRIDAY, March 25, x898.
Smallpox is raging in a number
of Kentucky towns.
A severe blizzard swept over
Kansas Tuesday and Wednesday,
and probably destroyed the fruit
The Pacific Shingle Mill, at Ta
coma, Washington, the largest in
the world, was destroyed by fire
edneesday. It belonged to San
Francisco capitalists, and the loss
Snow blocaded the trains in
Montana the first of this week.
The same cold wave was noticed
in the blizzards of Kansas. It
was more temperate when it reach
ed here the middle of the week.
New Orleans is has succeeded
in having one of the new cruisers
recently purchased by our country
from Brazil named for her. It
will now read, "the cruiser, New
In the death of H. C. C. inor
last week, Louisiana mourns the
loss of one of her best citizens.
He was a member of our State
Senate from the 6th Senatorial I
District, and a prominent candi
date for Collector of the Port at
Mrs. Akenhead, a first class
teacher will open a private school
in our town next week.-Marks
If you can't pronounce that
teacher's name just butt your head
against a brick wall, then you'll
Bailey offered a resolution that
when the money appropriated by
the Legislature ($80,000) was ex- t
hausted, the Constitutional Con- a
vention adjourn sine die. Of course
the resolution was rejected, but tl
this city seems to be unanimous in b
the opinion that it was the best p
resolution offered up to date, a
Mr. L. J. Alleman, teacher of v
the High School at Bruly Landing, n
has resigned and entered the Nor- r
mal School at Natchitoches, where o
he will take a special course. i He
I succeed by Mr. Abe ,Bath, of ii
Natchitoehes.-Sugar Planter, h
Mr. T. J. Kernan, member of F
-the Constitutioal Convention from g
i:ast Baton Rouge parish started g'
out with a esuffrage plan of his w
owns but in the shuflle he lost his a
original plan, and is now the bois- w
troos champion of the plan sub- T
amitted by the suffrage committee. I
M-r. Foestor's men all lose their own sc
aiplas, and abandon their own ideas hi
whben they discover that it does ti
untnmit their ruler, the Governor, in
SCaldwell Watchman, ai
oHn. Henry McCall was an C
agreesble caller at The Chief officd
4, otlf. He is anxious for a solu
Sto f the road question that will
i'us Aseension good highways,
mis farb ore than willing to bear cs
hat~ e of whatever taxation may sL
iheeemrsy to attain this object. in
. aDimlseosvile Chief. ci
Sbough such citizens will build te
*sIay con try. i
i a the year of 1897 twenty Pc
o went into the hands of ra
with a milesge of 1,475, to
at 0,94,900, and with an br
of 871,05,00. When he
ve t gets all these roads pl
order again and their ot
, htoned out, the receiv- wl
*ltbbe ihae and the roads la
vp to private parties, to fl
awreoked by speoulatore, Cl
a, have bled the stookhold
the "dear people" i
'Wld oosem that after 'such th
Iwsm as thesea totbe ot
at government owner- p.
Sman who would object to
rownership and opera th
Srailroads Is a fit sub
gruatis asylum. Yet l
Obeou, and with the in
cl thoes who own the by
they fools or inno
Nothing Done Yet.
= Forty-five days of the Constitu
sr. tional Convention have passed and
nothing done yet. Twenty-five
Sdays remain, and still those law
or. yers talk and squiabble.
'r. A set of farniers and business
g men not interested in securing an
so office for each of themselves, could
'O have finished the work before now,
and it would have been more sat
isfactory than these lawyers work
er will be, even if they take a year in
"We told you so" before you
or voted for them. i
Y, The convention had almost agreed
it upon the absurd plan mentioned in
this paper two weeks ago, which
a- admitted 10 different classes of vo
in ters, but Senators Caffrey and Mc
re Enery telegraphed from Washing
to ton that section 5 of said law,
ss which admitted the 1867 voter and
his descendants, was unconstitu
n tional. This knocked the convon
tion into "conniption fits." They
d got back to normal, however, in a
Lt week, and tried to adopt the South
Carolina humbug which failed.
The understanding clause like
Mississippi's failed also, and the
d convention is now where it began
's 45 days ago.
y The alternative property or edu
[t cational modification with poll tax
' is what ought to be passed.
But such a simple qualification
r would leave no room for trickery
e and fraud, and the slick scheming
, of the politician would be at a dis
c count, so the convention is now
I trying to adopt a plan for special
Registrars at $100 per month, and
t clerks at $50, to run a special reg
istration until January 1st next,
s and register white men only (Dem
I ocrats of course.)
We hardly believe it possible
for this convention to adjourn
without adopting some such farce
as this. * e
Morning Salutation in the Con- t
Has any brother on his way seen
the Lord and become converted c
since we parted? t
The explanation: It is related
that Mr. Ponder of Sabine, left
home an earnest advocate of the p
poll tax provision. In his speech u
against this feature of the suffrage,
he announced that he had been con
verted as St. Paul. One of the C
members of the convention being
rather inquisitive as to the cause
of Ponder's sudden conversion, C
was answered by one in the gather
ing with the remark that Ponder F
had seen the Lord, meaning Gov. v
Foster. About this time Gov. "t
Foster walked up to the merry ti
group smiling and in apparently 1i
good humor, and inquired what
was the fun about, when one of the l
members repeated to the governor a
what the crowd enjoyed so much. t
To the surprise of everyone in the
group this explanation did not t
seem to impress the governor as
humorous, and on his features were
the traces of a grin which left the
impression that he saw the point,
and would have said dam it, but he
is closely allied to the chnrch.
A Supreme Court Vacancy.
Governo'r Foster will soon be fa
called upon to fill a vacancy in the th
supreme court of the state result- di
ing from the expiration of Asso- th
ciate Justice Watkins' allotted
term of service, and there are three lo
gentlemen prominently mentioned dE
in connection with the prospective (3
appointment--Judge Watkins him- 0o
self, Hen. O. O. Provosty, of o
Point Coupee, and Attorney Gene- ti'
ral M. J. Cunningham, of Natchi
toches. Common report attaches A
but little weight to Mr. Cunning
ham's claim for the position, and m
places the contest between the
other two aspirants named, each of N
whom will have the backing of a fo
large number of prominent and in- h
fluential friends.-Donaldsonville I
If Cunningham gets it, 'twill be
like he got the Att'y. Generalship of
the last time-by the backing of
other people than those of his own th
This is the best sign, however, de
that he will get it, because Foster ca
always appoints such men, know- pl
ing how it is himself to be rejectedbe
by one's own people.
The Montrose Lumber Co., Ltd.
(Old River Mills) have completed ti
their tram out-to the timber, which
they are now bringing in for fram- h
in in the mill, which is going up
_- The good roads question is he
ad ing agitated extensively again.
This is a move in the right direc
ve tion and the agitation should be
- kept up-and aided by a little work
and a few machines-till our roads
as arc put and kept in a good condi
tion. The loss incident to bad
Idroads is enormous, but because the
users do not directly put their
v, hands in their pockets to meet it,
it- they do not really appreciate what
rk the present road system--or want
in of system--costs them. Some of
our police jurors are doing what
they can, for our roads, and they
)u should receive the moral and mate
rial aid of all the people. Good
d roads are an immense factor in
in building up a country and in ren
(dering country life more agreeable,
as well as profitable.--Opelousas
Against the mighty power of
money through its agent Hanna,
d the great spirit of American Lib
.b erty is about to assert itself, and
force McKinley to stop by armed
intervention the outrages which
the Spaniards are inflicting upon
a the helpless Cuban women and
b children. Fifty Republican con
t. gressman have notified McKinley
:e that unless it is done they will not
8 dare to offer for re-election in their
respective districts this fall.
n Speaker Reed and Senators Hoar
and Morrill are said to be the only
i- members of congress opposed to
x it. Sec'y of War, Alger strongly
favors war, and it is believed the
sentiment will overwhelm the na
n tional capital next week, and war
Y will be declared, or a very positive
4 ultimatum laid down to Spain.
An Advancing Step.
1 The terrible experience that this
l parish has sutlered during the long I
rainy period which we have just
gone through has proven a blessing
,in disguise, thougrh dearly hought.
- At the special session of the Po
lice Jury, on Thursday last, a con- (
siderable number of citizens from 1
various parts of the parish were 1
present and a very live interest de
3 veloped in the discussion of the I
subject, to which much latitude
was given by the Jury. Finally, s
the conclusion was reached that the I
most practical and effective plan I
to adopt would be the employ- c
ment of a, suitable man to take a
charge of road construction I
throughout the parish, furnishing I
him with teams and implements. V
As reported in the proceedings g
published in these columns, a com- Ii
mittee was appointed to purchase n
six mules and all necessary imple- n
ments, and Mr. Felix Mestayer was h
employed to take charge of this
outfit and direct the work, calling i
upon the people in the various lo
calities where work is done to co
operate with him under the law. t
It is expected that he will de- d<
vote special attention to drainage,
and thus lay an enduring founds
tion for good roads. t
In adopting this policy, the Po- hi
lice Jury has acted wisely, and vi
while it will require time to secure tr
a perfect system, we at least have vl
the assurance that under it we need he
never have anything approaching I
the conditions that have prevailed hi
for the past three months.-New he
lberia Enterprise. f
Free Americans. c1
"What race submits to being t1
clubbed by policemen, robbed and a
bossed by ignorant politicians, tax- p
ed by trusts, disgraced first by dis- C
solute thugs and then by stupid ti
fanatics? What race is driven to gi
the polls as Strasburg geese arole
driven to the fire that is to swell ai
their livers and make fat eating? T
What race is inconceivably ridicu- O
lous, with all its pretentions to
democracy, never evolving a poli- NI
cy or nameing a candidate of its w
own, but forever receiving and lii
obeying political orders from poli-l ct
tical rascals and sharpers?
"Why, of course, the great
American race, and none other
west of Russia or north of the m
mud eating Bushman. th
"A hundred thousand of us in m
New England fighting desperately so
for starvation waes, many other at
hundreds of thousands with no th
work at all. Seventy millions of hi
us paying tribute to any trust ban- ti
dit intelligent enough to buy our ti
law makers. We are a pretty race ti
of 'self ruling democrats.' th
"A yawping Patagonian chasing th
thin goats across the rocks of the as
Land of Fire, has every right to tr
despise us, and he probably does. til
"Why don't you think, Ameri- til
cans and rule yourselves as it was w
planned you should? lo
"When do you think you will th
begin to rule? What are your st
plans for 1900- I-N. Y. Journal. ge
Mr. Editor ;-Please tell your readers
that the Quaker Valley Mantifacturing
Co., 819 and 881 South Canal Street, re
Chioogo, sell a full line of high-grade he
household furniture direct from the fac- al
tory at S0 to 80 per cent. lower than re
tal pries, and will send any one a copy
of their catalogue free.
A MERCHANTS J ETTER
To Dr. IHartman, P1resident of
the Surgical Hotel.
c. Marshal is a neat little city of
be 7,000 Ip)ulation in the State of
"k Texas. Among its many enter
is prising merchants is Mr. V. E.
li-. yatt. In a recent letter to Dr.
tdlartman, Mr. \yatt says: "I
1l have been afflicted with la grippe
ir four times and( the last time was
t, worse the tirst. I began to think,
at after tryin. several remedies with
it out any relief, that the disease
f couldl not be cured. Two years
,( ago was the last time I had an at
tack of it. I deci
S(lded to try Pe-ru
d nit and got six bot
n ties. The first bot
. tle I took dlid me
more good than all
s the medicines I had
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ºf to all who are suf
fering with any dissease it is ad
vertised to cure. I am well and
stout now. I want everybody af
Sflicted as I was to know of the
d wonderful merits of Pc-ru-na."
h Unless treated by Po-ru-na, la
n grippe leaves the system in a (de
I plorable condition. It completely
demoralizes the nervous system,
dy eranges digestion and disturbs
t nearly every function of the body.
r Pe-ru-na is a perfect specific for
this condition. It is an admirable
r remedy for the after-effects of la
ShEor further testimonials, see
7 book entitled "Facts and Faces,"
4 sent free by The Pe-ru-na I)rug
- Manufacturing Company, Colum
r bus, Ohio.
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The People's Party.
'Joliet Daily News,
The People's party is now see
ing better days. At the St. Louis
national convention in '76 the dele
gations were filled up quite exten
sively with men who belonged to
other parties and we had a chair
.man as unjust and autocratic as
Czar Reed. Populists are a pecu
liar people in one respect, they
want fair play in their own party,
an(d if they can't get it are hard to
The campaign in this city and
state was very pleasant. Popu
lists, Democrats and free silver
Republicans rode in the same wag
on, spoke from the same platforms
and sat upon the same committee.
But it was not so everywhere.
Even in our state many did not
vote the ticket, and there was a
general "flattening out" of Popu
list educational work. Populist
newspapers everywhere, fusion or
middle of the road, have had a
It is now much better. New life
is coming in and the Populists are
resuming control of tbheir own con
ventions. By a club plan they find
they can do something and are
The best educational work near
ly if not quite is being done by
the Alliance in the northwest. They
have something like 700 grain ele
vators of their own, with switch
tracks, track scales and other con
veniences for keeping profits at
home. They expect to land a ter
minal elevator in a short time and
have cut down a differential rate
between St. Paul and Chicago
from 6 cents to 1 cent. They have C
520 grist mills of their own and
cheese factories in about the same
proportion. The farmers buy their
twine and supplies through their
agent and sell their grain by sam
ple through' the same chafinel, J.
C. Hanley, of St. Paul. While
the Alliance is not a Populist or
ganization yet it so well illustrates
Populist principles, the farmers
are falling in with good company.
Their platform is substantially the
In Tennessee, Benj. West, of
Memphis, is engaged in similar
work. Alabama has an active Al
liance and in the far west labor ex
changes are doing a similar work. c
A "Tire" Item.
You will admit that it takes it
more force to pull a wagon up hill
than on level ground ; you will ad- t
mit that when a wheel sinks in a
soft soil the wheel is continually 1
attempting to climb to the top, and v
the effect is the same as going up ,
hill: you will admit that a narrow
tire will sink quicker than a wide "
tire: you will admit that a narrow
tire will cut a road much more F
than a wide tire : you will admit
that a wide tire will operate more
as a road roller than as a road-des
troyer: you will admit that a wide
tire wagon is better than a narrow J:
tire wagon: you will admit that a
wide tire wagon with the roar ad e
longer by width of the tires than
the front axle, will be better thian a
straight-track wagon: then in your
good-roads agitation, why don't
you also agitate the wide-tire wag
on question? Narrow tires cut a
road so badly that we will never
have perfect dirt roads until we
also have wide tire wagons; the
two must come together.-Trib
AN OP EN LETTER
WE ARE ASSERTING IN THE COURTS OUR RIGHT TO THE
EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE WORD "CASTORIA " AND
"PITCHER'S CASTORIA," AS OUR TRADE MARLK.
I, DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," the same
Sthat has borne and does now o , ,.~ on every
c bear the fac-simile signature of~ 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 the wrapper and see that it is
the kind you have always bought " on the
and has the signature of C r € wrap.
per. No one has authority from me to use my name ex
cept The Centaur Company of which Chas. H. Fletcher is
March 8, 1897. 4. ,a
Do Not Be Deceived.
Do not endanger the life of your child by accepting
a cheap substitute which some druggist may offer you
(because he makes a few imore pennies on it), the in
gredients of which even he does not know.
"The Kind You Have Always Bought"
BEARS THE FAC-SIMILE SIGNATURE OF
Insist on Having
The Kind That Never Failed You.
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