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FRIDAY, January 6, x899.
If you are so -unfortunate as to
be seized out you have the right
to name the paper wherein your
property shall be advertised. This
paper will do It at one-half the
price the Enterprise charges.
The Stars and Stripes now float
over Cuba, and Uncle Sam's of
ficers now direct the affairs of the
beautiful island. The last ensign
of Spanish authority was pulled
down on the 1st, at noon, and the
Second Lmoisiana Regiment had
the honor of being the first volun
teers to march through Havana in
the grand parade. May the stars
and stripes never come down from
any territory over which they now
At a recent meetini of the
Bloomington business men, one of
"I want to tell you that during
my eleven years' experience ad
vertising retail business, I have
learned that it does not pay half
as well to advertise any other way
as it does to put your money in
newspaper space. Some of you
have spent your advertising ap
propriations in programs, menu
cards, schedules, time tables,
guides, hotel registers, industrial
books, wall hangers, picture cards,
circulars, dictionaries, wall charts,
and the like. And I will tell you
frankly that you are next door to
throwing your money away when
you are susceptible to the blandish
ments in promoting patronage for
"Cut off these leaks. Put your
foot down firmly that not another
dollar shall be diverted from the
paper that goes into the house
bristling with intelligence. I have
spent nearly 4,000 days studying
means, methods and media essen
tial to profitable advertising, and
I am oonvinced the very best way
is in the newspaper. Pin your
faith to it firmly, if you have
anythng to sell that the people
want. Everybody who can, reads
,he newspaper and you cannot
reach so many people so cheaply
advertising ano other way.
Brandon, Miss, News.
If asytbing can be learned from
the tone of the piress it is certain
that the next state campaign will l
be dMterent from everythin we -
luba had for twenty-five years.
S:The .democrats declare that they
Suwillnolo r permit the msqhine I
44 a plptym-that no I
atabiN-m oonvetion shall I
nomiatet their ticket but thlt they a
, m gag to somiunate every can
dklat. from governo r to oonstable q
Jq a pt election. Of courset
.... democrtic bosses wilt contrPol
th inri j a completely as the i
i thi e -democratic conventiont
S&t thin mlte n e siill more in
S rwhile the democrats arei
boat a partisa primary, I
s ofpeople are talkn
S i* sweeep thea state and t
d to fiud. Tbis lti-t
la s already begun c
Srtlte. This Isf a
foolish enobh to to
ata lbody dold Eo fora
of percp eial kes a
of Mt9SbWn, L w e..o. ,Ii
mat as, wtUralc
4. "f::r$ ,
New Year Changes.
One of our popular ex-saloon
STr men, Mr. W. S. Grenoaux, has c
opened up a livery, feed and sale
stable at the familiar old stand on t
. St. Denis street, where Mr. C. L.
er. Devarenne kept for the past two I
years. "Charlie" goes across the i
1 o0 street to the stables he built three s
t years ago, where he promises to C
= hold his own with all competitors. t
Mr. Mandill, the Fine Shoema- c
to ker on 2nd street, next door to Dr. I
lit Stephens' offico, starts a card in c
ur this issue and promises nothing t
he but high grade work.
Mr. Beverly Tucker has drop- o
pod out as salesman at Litchten- r
,,t stein's big store on Front street,
)f- with a view of going into business
be on his own account about Feb'y e
en 1st. ii
he "Uncle" John Bludworth was 0
id presented with a brand new shop o
n- on New Year's day, and he and is
in Mr. Charley v are will now be vi
m seen in their handsome new quar- 0o
w ters on the "Burnt" square front
ing the Enterprise office.
Hughes & Aaron have opened tb
the restaurant room into their sa- tl
ie loon, and piled high the barrels of a]
Df fine whiskey therein, with a color
ed bar behind. The restaurant ai
a goes up stairs. tc
7e Mr. C. J. Smith, of the firm of I
If Smith & Keegan, who kept the a
Cuba Saloon on corner 2nd and i
,U St. Denis, returned to his home at tc
p- Robeline Wednesday, to the re- o
iu gret of his many friends heroe.
8, He will probably engage in busi
al ness at Alexandria, but will con- tl
' tinue to make his home at Robe- al
t' line. ol
In Hard on our DeFacto Governor
r t (Capital Item.) ly
Twice filling the office of Chief
ir Executive of this State, though
)r never having been elected, the ex
le ample of Murphy J. Foster has
e been more demoralizing, degrad- th
re ing and disgusting to the people of
it Louisiana than that of any Gov- P
I- ernor we have had since the days s
Id of reconstruction. Placed in of
y flee by the reform sentiment of the
ir S ate, he signalized his first term il
- b apostatizing, and throwing him- wI
le self into the arms of the corrup
is tionists. By ther use of the cor
t ruptionists to manipulate the vote
Y and the election returns, and, by in
- the use of the reform element un
der a promise to call a constitu
tional convention to eliminate the
negro and give us honest elections, lor
he succeed in installing himself
n again in ofBe, though not elected.
n And now comes a leadmg mem
II ber of the constitutional conven
e tion who tells us in effect that,
I. uar twice de facto Governor has
y again deceived all. who trusted
e him, and'instead of ausing his in
o flunenoce to give us healthy, lpnest P
l politices for the good of al, he has
Snased it to sebnre a esfrage ordi- P
ilance that is a pitfall, tn which to i
i entrap, almost the whole mass of
our people, and destroy their right Re
Iof fian-hise, and make thefraudu. At
lent use of the negro easier during
Sthe life of this constitution. ele
And worse than this, he tells us Re
the Governor interfered to pre- De
S ePt the oonventioi from doing Po
,its duty, from gfrinD a direct Pr
poll tax qurlifiesation that would Ga
he laid the basis of honest poll- i
Stis, and that he sointerfered with
Sthe cO ui rposeL to give the
Scoroptiobts jo NXew Orleons the Bo
* tto lof that city. Re
SWe here give Mr. Hudson's
lstatement in full, as taken from
the Pioyune of D)ecember Sad, m
jThis statement ought to be pub. be
lishet in evier paper in the State, of
that all the.pople may know the for
,roh dickerer who has dickered p
•ay, or. fe5prldiee d their rht ve
iadvatage, imatintof th ld ring bly
P1AY~lN OF POLL TAX. e
I0of 1a32D 4R HUD 05 mOaIS cra
Tas TuuaK o07a T bOX- lica
PnoxisE. ' leai
. roe, 44., 3 e 1.--Hon. tpi
43. Hudson exreses himself hav
tlale poll tax quses ter
-ihotbeeIerobely denied by 82
oVie-tin that the provis. the
so1ftof e o rdilteett ow riga
at thae op tantion was jorn
a bstwesu dlen ates term
fro t$l oeantry psrhes tbeJ
pithpDa t;a pol ceaa
tati sw th of th. public he
an adcil main. list
ly from the city of New Orleans,
supported by the ready influence
on of his excellency the governor,
ºas opposed to it.
ale Advocates of this measure be
on lived that it would tend to protect
L the ballot and promote its purity,
and from a small beginning du
wo ring the first few days of the con
he vention, it developed sufficent
.ee strength later on to dominate the
to convention on that feature, but for
the influence of the chief execu
re. tive of the state, as above stated,
la- would have accomplished in full
)r. measure the purpose of their cau
in cus. A compromise was the re
suit, and this salutary feature of
the suffrage ordinance, which has
accomplished so much in the state
p- of Mississippi to eliminate igno
n- rance and vice from the electorate
, of that state, in Louisiana was
suspended until after the general
as state election in 1900 for the avow
"Y ed purpose of allowing "the boys"
in New Orleans who had been out
as of office since the general election
of 1896, to capture the "loaves
p and fishes" at the general election'
id in 1900, so th4t thdreafter they
be would be able to pay the poll taxes
r- of that army of voters in the city,,
t- whom it was claimed would not
pay their poll taxes. It seems to
me that those who dictated these
dl terms, did not think, if they
a- thought, did not care anything at
Df all about the congressional and na
tional elections in the fall of 1900;
r- if so I did not hear it discussed,
nt and the phraseology of the article,
to my mind, does not indicate it.
In the aisles of the hall of the con
vention in the lobbies, caucuses,
le and at the hotels, the all-absorb
ad ing topic of conversation relative
it to the poll tax feature of the suf
. frage ordinace, was its probable
D effect on the next general state
election in 1900.
To my mind it is perfectly clear
i- that legal voters in this state at
- all elections, after the general
election in 1900, must have paid
their poll taxes prior to the 31st
,r day of December in each of the
years 1898 and 1899, and I sincere
ly hope that all honest voters in
the state will pay their poll taxes
within this time.
With reference to the alleged
ambiguity iu the language of the
article 1898, I have only to say
that language is incapable of ex
pression so plain that political
tribunals can not and will not con
s strue it to suit existing interests
and emergencies. But such anti
e cipations do not alter my views of
n what the constitution says and
what the convention meant. It
says what it meant to say, and
means exactly what it says. And
if there were latent ambiguity, in
my opinion it would be danger
ous and unwise, in a matter so
Simportant to depart from the plain
a letter of the law under the shal
low pretext of following its spirit.
The total vote at the late con
gressional elections is only just
known, and is as follows:
Republicans .......... 5,521,999
Prohibitionisits ....... 267,316
t Republican plurality 641,615
Anti-Republican majority 97,504
The vote at the last presidential
election was :
IGold Democrat 133,800<
Minor parties 47,495
Republican plurality 819,016
Republican majority 984,7711
It is scarcely necessary to com
ment on these figures, as they
speak for themselves. It should
be remembered that in 1896 most
of the Populist votes were east
for the Democratic candidate for
President. In the election in No
vember, on the other hand, the
Democrats in many States, nota
bly Colorado, Kansas, Nevada,
South Dakota and Washinegton
supported the Populist ticket. If
the two could be separated it
would add 180,000 to the Demo
cratic vote' and reduce the Repub
lican plurality to 5391181. But,
leaving this point entirely out of
consideration, the fact remains fi
that McKinley had a large majori
ty in 1896, but his party did not
have it in 1898, and was, as a mat- c
ter of fact, in a minority. S
Tiiere was a Republican loss of S
389,275. The elections can scarce- a
ly be considered as encouraging to p
the Republicans, as they had a al
right to look for even larger ma- y
joritles, considering the succ8sful i
termination of the war, whereas p
they shrank 1,585,823 in votes and eo
ceased to have a majority of all
41 votestset, as they had in 1896. g
' an advertisement in the Popa
list brings businessa
s, In Memory of
e Sallie Quarles, who diedl on
r, the evening of Nov. 29th, 1893.
The deceased was born at Gol
et dona, Natchitoches parish, in the
y, year 1883. Early in life she unit
e- ed with the Baptist church at Ra
he She was a girl of rare social
jr qualities. Faith and charity were
n- among the many graces prominent
i in her life. In her last moments
she assured her loved ones she was
e- prepared to meet death; in her
Df dying moments she uttered: "To
aS leave my dear friends and go from
to my home it afflicts not my heart.
t, She said weep not dear friends for
ps me, all things are well, my sins
al are forgiven and I am free from
- this world of sorrow."
at May God help her loved ones
in and friends to so live that they
3s could leave the same assurance of
'n having gone to rest. To them we
s extend our heartfelt sympathy.
:o DIED-At her home near Mar
le thaville, on Sunday, Dec. 25th, at
y 5:15 a. m., Mrs. E. E. Crump;
it aged 56 years, 10 months and 25
; Deceased was the wife of Mr. S.
D. Crump, and for 38 years a con
sistent member of the Methodist
. church, a faithful wife, a loving
, mother and devoted friend. She
- leaves a husband, four sons, two
e daughters and many other relatives
e and friends to mourn their loss.
0 At the residence of her daught
r or Mrs. C. L. Crump in ward 5,
ot n Sunday, Dec. 25th, Mrs. Mary
1 Massey; aged about 58 years.
She leaves a son, Mr. W. H.
t Massey, and three daughters and
B many other relatives and friends
a The Richard's and Pringle
Rusco and Holland Minstrel Show
at the Opera House Tuesday night,
was a decided success. The house
was filled to overflowing and the
audience were well pleased with
I the presentations. The Opera
management deserves credit for
a their success in securing this show.
SHOES made to order.
REPAIRING neatly done.
Fancy work for Ladies.
Jan. 6, 1899.
Natchitoches, Dec. 30, 1898.
The firm of BARBEE & JACK
SON having been dissolved, all
parties owing debts to said part
nership are hereby warned not to
pay same to J. L. Barbee.
T. J. JACKSON.
10th Justice Court, Parish of Natchi
toches, State of Louisiana.
Alice & C. O. Lavispere vs. John D.
Ferguson. No. 34.
DY virtue of a writ of FI. Fa. issued
.L by the Honorable W. F. Robinson
J. P. ward 10, and to me directed in
the above entitled and numbered cause,
I have seized and will offer for sale at
public auction to the last and highest
bidder at the office of W. F. Robin
son, J. P. of ward 10, at 12 o'clock m.,
Saturday, 21st day of Jan. 18990,
the following described property, to-wit:
5 Bales of Cotton.
4 Thousand pounds of cotton seed,
more or less.
10 Bushels of Corn.
Terms of Sale:
Cash--Subject to appraisement.
Jan. 6, 1899. Constable, Ward 1.
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I hereby give notice of my in
tention to enter under the State
Homestead law of Louisiana, the
Northeast quarter of the North
east quarter of Section 6,ý Town
ship 11, North of Range 5, West,
G. W. PIERCE.
Dec. 30, 1898.--6t.
W. H. JACK. ANGUS FLEMING.
Jack & Fleming,
Attorneys at Law,
Will practice in any of the State
and Federal Courts. jan6'99.
Succession of Mrs. Martha Ratane,
J. Polk Raines and Isaac Raines u.
Heirs of said Succession, for partitio4
No. 2271 in 10th District Court, Parish
of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana.
BY virtue of an order and Judgment
in the above numbered and entitled
cause, directed to us, and granted li
pursuance of the advice and reeommen
dations of a family meeting convoked
for that purpose, we will offer for sale
the following described property, sita
ated in the parish of Natchitoches, La,,
belonging to said Succession, within tho
legal hours of sale, on
Saturday, 14 day of January 1899,
408 acres of laud with all the buildings
and improvements thereon, known as
the Jim Island Place, situated In the
Parish of Natchitoches, on the west
bank of Bayou Pierre, and the North
east quarter of Sec. 35, Townshi 11,
R.ange 10, containing 40 acres; also at
Marthaville, the North east quarter of
the North west quarter of Section 28,
Township 9, Range 10, containing 40
acres, (less 5 acres.)
Also North west quarter of South east
quarter Section 21, Township 9, Range
10. Also North half of South weet quPa
ter Section 21, Township 9 Range 10.
Also South half of South West quarter
of South west quarter Section 21, owna
ship 9, Range 10. Also South west
narter of South east quarter, Section
1, Township 9, Range 10. Also an un
divided half interest, held in division
with Geo. W. Small, in and to the fol.
lowing described property, to-vit:
The South west quarter of the North
East quarter, West half of the South
east quarter and North east quartet
of Sotuh west quarter Section 83
Township 9, Range 10. Also the
North half of the North east quarter
Section 12, Township 9, Range 10. Also
North east quarter of North east quar.
ter Section 33, Townahip 9, Ran 10.
Also South west quarter of the -outh
east quarter Section 33. Townahip9g,
Range 10. and South half of the South
east quarter and South half of South
west quarter Section 29, Township 9, 9
Range 10. All situated in the Paish of
Terms of Sale
Cash-for its appraised inventolje
J. P. and ISAAC RAINES,
Natchitoches, La., Dec. 8, 1896.
Notice is hereby given that a meeting
of the Stockholders of the Natehitoohea
and Red River Valley Railway Co., wil.
be held in the office of the Company in
Natchitoeces, La., on Monday, Januay
16th, 1899 for the purpose of eleoting
Directors for the ensuing year,
8A'i.. LEvy, President.
Secretary and Auditor.
Job work must be paid for when
delivered. There is nos exooptacw
to this rule. Stnotly cash.