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H. L. BRIAN, - - Editor.
W. H. AREAUX, - - Publisher.
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FRIDAY, March zo, x8gg.
If you are so nutortunate as to
be seized out you have the right
to name, the paper wherein your
property shabnll be advertised. This
paper will do. it at one-half the
price the Enterprise charges.
It is a noble fact that all pension
law changes are in the line of rais
ing, but never lowering a pension.
A Nebraska congressman has in
troduced a bill, which, if it be
comes a law, will "raise" all pen
sions now below $16 a month, to
that figure, but does not scale
down the $100 a month that some
well-fed and hearty men and wo
men are drawing. Pile it on. The
people like it. Of course they do.
ThatJ what they voted for. Pile
it on. Pile it on.---The Noncon
Henry Watterson of Kentucky
is said to be a good judge of the
quality of wine. He makes his
decision after smelling the cork.
The character of his politics and
th t of Grover Cleveland can also
be determined by the smell, and
we are sorry to say that it smells
Along in November in chilly win
. ter weather,
Two ballots were cast in a box
;:. : : together;
They nestled up close like brother
SYoun couldn't tell one of the votes
F from thiother.
' . They were both rum votes,.
Aitd sanctioned the b.cense planr
-,t one was'east by a cqnning old
-* aib. y a ;unday churc~ man
uherck man-po man
z summer. denouno
W46ed of with a
oautumn they To
.man ba." al
With this issue the Natchitoches
r Populist suspends indefinitely. Its
successor to the plant and business
will appear next week on time, but
will be an entirely different paper
r. as to name, politics, ownership and
SThe new paper will carry out
0 all our contracts with both sub
Sscribers and advertisers and will,
we believe, satisfy the great bulk
of our readers as an exponent of
pure democracy and good govern
ment, fight rings, royalty, rotten
it ness and nepotism, with which this
r parish is afflicted, and We commend
s it to our readers for a fair trial.
e After nearly nine years of con
tinued service, we shall leave the
editorial chair, with all its respon
a sibilities and perplexities, with a
clear conscience and a sigh of re
. We have done our duty as we
. saw.the right. We have at times
o breasted public sentiment and tray.
e elled the thorny roads of opposi
e tion and scorn, At other times
we have floated with the breeze of
Spuhljie opinion and stormed the ci.
e tadel of intrenched greed and op
L- preassion, sometimes winning, of
On the whole it has been a war
Sfare, bitter and unrelenting-"the
irrepresible conflict." This we
thought we could win in the first
campaign, to find now that the bat
tle is only fhirly begun.
Four and a half years of our
newspaper life has been here in
Natchitoches, as editor of this pa
per, and they have been intolera
ble. The vampires who have hold
- of the teats leading to the public
treasury regarded us with jealousy
, aid suspicion when we first landed
here, although from an adjoining
r parish. We fought them as far as
honorable means could go, but re
s fused to take up the gun and
torch, as many perhaps better peo
ple wanted us to do, so we lost.
Now we find these same vampires
ready and willing to take up the
methods against us which we refus
ed to take against them when we
had them in our power. Three times
have ws been attacked personally,
and life threatened, and the last
time the officers of the law take
snoh an unwarranted stand in to
tal diaregarc of law and order that
we hand inn our reasination and
qut. The light will berwon some
y, but by methods that our re
l om-onand -earl lifb will not per
-.Ot uto dog We prefer to east our
lot where civilized people, are in
paw and tann have some equal
We appreoiate" the support that
'br boon given us by our friends,
rneluding many fair minded .me
of the opposite pollitica party. In
*4 believe thab a great ma
o the pel of thi parish,
nd jr Ityof the busi
oh e townm ldorse
tit feuof thiph
iave suffered they
'or eoln iu.
.#~h~~A4* sth tbrJ
lead toa alI:[f
Flnnuegan on tihe Ruailroad SItu.
s "Do you know, Dinnis, that the
s railroad business has gone to the
t devil in this country," said Mr.
r Finnigan, as he proceeded to fill
his pipe preparatory to the noon.
"Sure, and I do," said Dinnis. I
t have long been mistroosting that
. the railway commission is to blame
for it all, and that it would be bet
ter for the woFkin min it the big
k big salaries which we pay ivery
f year were added to the pay rolls
. of the min and disboorsed in the
Sway of bitterments and extinsions
av the road.',
S"You are right, there, Dinnis,
d but only in part. There's a bigger
question than that at the bottom,
Dinnis. It is the want of practi
cal min in charge of the situation.
Do you mind2 Dinnis, when you
and I were in the push, lwinty
a years ago, the railroads .were in
the hands of practical min, and it
wad delight your heart to see a
train round a curve with two en
gines and forty carsn, with twenty
s brakeys swinging on fur dear litfe
by their hands going forcy miles
San hour; the superintendent col.
lectin' the fare and looking after
the oop.fort av the passengers on
the fiat cars, and the presidint in
Sthe coopaloo givin' orders with
Sboth hands and cussin' the coun
tryman for crossing the track. But
look at thim now, Dinnis. A lot
of dude pencil-pushers and consa
ted lawyers with rid shoes and
3 sellyloid cuffs and collars talkin'
3 about tariffs and differentials and
t heint per cint per mile, and divil of
a man av them with sinse enough
to lay a frog and eallin' thimselves
railroad mil. It would be the
SGod's mercy, Dinnis, if thim and
the commiss.ission could be tied min
the wan bag and deadheaded to
the Cannibal Islands and sold as
old horse without divoolgin the
Scontents. This would give practi
Scal min a chance to come to the
front. And you wad hear no more
of injoouctions and resavins and
radoocint' the workiu' torce. Yes
can't run a railroad with a lid pen
cil and a law book, Dinnis."'-Con
For Louisiana, but not for Natchi
There etrolled into the St.
Charles Hotel yesterday morning
three big Philadelphians who car
ried in their inside pockets the de
signs aun" final plans for another
Louisiana railroad, and alongside
the blue print plans they had some
check books which tell of the finan
olal support of this scheme. On
the register this little coterie of I
eastern financiers was outlined I
thus. Justice Cox, Jr,, Philadel- a
phia, representiby the Philadel
phia syndicate furnishing the capi- 1
tal; F. (. Wheelfr president of
the Whee & Boody Company of I
railroad- ontractors, Phiiadelpbia,
and IW. $. looy, vieq pridentt
an&general .hanager of the same I
They spet the day about the
hoist and at 120 o'clock in the,
evyning left obr Alexaodri.4 over
theTexas and Pacifio .here they
ill be ton until irilay or Sat
Gulf, Louisiana and (reat
NoitlerBad"road is now an as.
iored fact, u Whese men say. The
one bi oen ransd taiiges
tntoe- ayndiiate for
'p urapoere build I
-dstrice Cot, Jr wks
at- alee ttive
ia 8"a. inest.i& 4
wil t~ica to
4"pmees 1the iiuro of mal ketal,
luimbexi'i at our disposal to 1be about
8,00,()U(,00 )feet of timber. That
e is worth caring for, is it not ?
e Eastern lumber men are after this
Sfine product. 'They say there is
II no better yellow pine in the world
i- than in Louisiana. A lumber man
of Philadelphia is now ready to
I invest $100,000 in the yellow pine
Lt of the Colfax section just as soon
e as our road is able to furnish trans
- portation for marketing his stuff.
g -Daily Picayune.
SThe Bodeau Lumber Co., has
e let out its contract for 25 miles of
road which will bring it down to
, near thebo Saline. Waitz' G. L.
r and G.' N. will start in a few days
from Alexandria to Arcadia.
Edenborne has contracted for his
a Valley road to St. Maurice. Three
Y great roads running just east of
Sus and two west. But Natchito
a ches, poor old Natchitoches! her
Speople still worshipping the old
sycophants and leeches who drove
these roads away in the past.
0 ,4t ,
If the fair ladies of the aze of
r Don Quixote had had such defend
ers as C. V. Porter, there would
not have been a wind-mill left in
t The dirty coward who proposed
Sthat the crowd come around here
1 and throw our press in the river,
could not be hired to come by him
Sself with a pistol in each pocket,
though he knew we were unarmed.
Some weeks ago some young men
took a notion to have some fun
buldoozing negroes. It appears
that in order to carry out their
program they collected i crowd
composed of persons residing In
East Feliciana and in anpdjoining
1 Mississippi county, and among the
first they paid their respects to the
negroes residing ,on Judge W, F.
Kernan's plantation near Clinton
in East Feliciana parish. The
judge protested against the run
ning of the laborers off his plantsa.
tion, and he, in turn, it is claimed,
was threatened with vengeance by
the buldoozers if he attempted to
take action against them, but
Judge Kernan was not made of
that kind of metal wich melts over
a weak fire, and he went straight
into court and sued the persons
engaged in 'buldoozing his labor.
era under the law of trespass. The
case was ltried by jury in the dis.
trict court and a verdict was ren
dered against Judge Kernan's
claim for $4,250 damages. Ae ap
pealed the case to the State Bun
preme Court, with the following
"W. F, Kernan vs. II. 8. Bum
ble et als. Appealed from the 13th
judicial dlistrict for the parish of
East Peliciana. Suit for #4,250
damages, olaiming that defendants
threated the plaintiff with death
if he reported an oflbnise commit.
ted at a 6hurch entertainment.
"Syllabuas: When a tort is per
terated through the instrumentali
ty of a combination or conspiracy
the party wronged and injured may
look beyond the actual participants
in committing the injury and join
with them as defendants all who
co-operated in, or advised or as
sisted in, the tecomplishment of
the common desilgn for co-trespass
ers are bound In solido.
. .Vetict of jury annulled and
set aside, sad it Ia ordered and 'de.
creed that tlie plaintlif recover
frqialF the defendants in solido,
-eptlitg Henry n mith Humble,
thue sizin o P$O.':
,JUd'geoakins wu the organ of
S t!s rthe frscaa- of the kind
intl a saud the judgomeno
the tsa. a rni agains t con.
]tempie:aiofthat kind Ia the
YAslt i Kie rean belongs~
to tir family, hence to roVe.
te's~wl~~y nd theke is~ aw and
just o r tum, but yon let the
caaltue and see if the bul
tinany od, theState
-, . , q 6 W -. ,
Y 4i his,, State, the
4I~q ~ttSoth-wes4 qnr
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been
in use for over 30 years, has borne the signature o 0
lanld has been made under his per
sonal supervision since its infancy.'
" Allow no one to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and Substitutes are but Ex.
periments that trifle with and endanger the health of
JInfants and Children-Experience against Experlment,
What is CASTORIA
COastoria is a substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric, Drop&s
and Soothing Syrups. It Is Harmless and Pleasant.. Is
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotia
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipatioa
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the .
8tomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea-The Mother's Friend.
GEN.UI CASTORIA wAm
Bears .the Signature of
The Kind You lHaoe.Aays Bqughto
in Use For Over 30 Years.
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We have three children. Beire the
birth of the last onemy wife used four b~it
ties of MOTBER'S PRIEWl. If you had the
pctu esof ojr children, yout could see at
a glanco that the lastone
Its healt det,prettlest and
finest-looking ofthem all.
Ny With thinks Mother's
riend is th greatest
and grandest ,
remedy in the z;
world *r expect
Writtetn by a Ken
- preventi s i tenths of the
. lr ig lat to child
birth, Thico lg mother's
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whereby we can offer
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pers for one year.
Hoiestead Notice. .
I hereby give notice ofmyI
tention to enter under' the Stan
Homestead law of Louisiana, t
Northeast quarter of the - No
ea.st quarter of Section 6,: To
h4 11, North of Range , ~W
.G. W. PIERCE.
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