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,'AL D. HICKS, Editor. SHREVEPORT. LA., MAY 7, 1S32. The Farmer and the Silver Bill-Chas ng an Ignis Fatuus. Without going in:to tile details .f tbhe re'asons thcrefor. the fact remains that there is a defliciency ,f money in circulation: that the luantity of products placed in the market is greatly in excess of the money to purchase it with, and for this, as one reason, the country is in a financial strait, and the farmer is the greatest suffer thereby. Realizing his position, he is en leavoring to remedy the matter by having a greater volume of money placed in the business channels,and has grasped the silver bill as the Hntering wedge into the treasury vaults,'and is bending every ener .,y to have this wedge inserted, find in this he is ably seconded by the caen who own mines of this valuable metal. For several ses sions of Congress. if we mistake not %is bill, or one similar, has :s.n pressed for passage, only to be repulsed and beaten, if not by me house, then by the President's veto. And why, asks the farmer, cannot this bill be made a law and relieve the country from its dis tremsed condition ! The answer, .o us, is plain; because you are triving to make the United States Treasury a market place where these silver mine owners can sell their metal for from 25 to 30 per rent more than can be gotten for it :a the legitimate trade market. In their endeavors to increase the volume of currency in circulation the farmers are made the cat's paw ;f the silver men, to force the ~anited States government to pur chase their metal at a price ticti tious in value to a ru'nous degree, even to a nation as strong as ours. 'To the mine owners the passage of the present bill would be the nnearthing of tr. sres beyond :t.iluams f Cr~oe. s. With the "free and unlimited coinage of sil .ec" as the law, which means that the United States government shall pay to every man who de mands it, $1 for every 78 cents worth of silver he presents at the m usury doors. No wonder, then, that the bill, in that form, has al ways been lost. "ruot, farmer biands, suppose ye a try another plan. Get your representative to introduce a bill for the free and ailimited coinage of silver, pro -viding that the government shall pay $1 for every 100 cents worth of silver presented, and that each $1 so paid shall contain 100 cents -worth of the same metal, and then •s-ee who will fight you on it. If we understand the matter correctly, it is not the metal that is being fought so hard, but that light -ieight dollar that you are trying tobave passed upon the country. We believe that a majority of 'Mhe American people are favor o! the free and unlimited coinage o.d i~ker, but we likewise think that a majority are opposed to the isseuance of that symbol of money . which is now known as the silver aollaUr. It is an imposter, a masque rader in the guise of honesty, a talse pretend r in representing it self as one dollar, when it is not more than 78 cents, if that. ' PsoonGss favors silver money; it believes in a bi-metalic tadard, and that silver should *~e one of them; that the govern ment should coin this metal into money in unlimited quantities free of charge to the producnoer at the treasury; that there is not enough money in circulation, and that the volume should be in er~eed, but it does not believe tha the country ever can or should getreliuf in the manner now at tuaptd. It iu like chming an -age Mtum which eaometantly ,,ds yet ev mties, g ,~ - frme,, pm a--evel mi It the ear, but let -th, l *r d of theem mime own -, whbo em ativag to make m .ien as the p- of leadil aid to •h -,e.,d e, bet ,, emr hsde a .-me i tobwr of em ham- doiler We w d li hke ar o m mer sh.. e- weigh th, matet, sand ., Posiet ee * ie g ki Dmlt De l p di6U - c~- ·? N GENERAL ITEMS. NEATNESS IN GIRLS.-Neatness is a good thing for a girl. and if she does not learn it when she is young, she never will. It takes a great deal mu,'re neatness to make a girl look well than it d)e,S to muake. a boy look passable. Not because a boy, to start with. is bet ter looking than a girl, but his clothes are of a ditT*erent sort, not so many colors in the.lI. and' peo) ple don't expect a loy to look so pretty as a girl. A girl that is not neatly drcssed is called a sloven, and no one likes to look at her. Her face may be pretty and her eyes bright, but if there is a spot of dirt on her cheek, and her tingers' ends are black with ink, and her shoes are not laced or buttoned up. and her apron is lirty, and her collar is not buttoned and her skirt is torn, she cannot be liked Learn to be neat, and when you have learned it, it will almost take care of itself. --Chris tian at Work. Si:UtIEsTIONS..- 4~ut your new bread with a ht knife. Fruit stains on white cloth will scald out or freeze cut. Borax and sugar will disperse iants and other insects. Dip a knife in cool water to smooth the icing on a cake. Remove iron rust by applications of salt and lemon juice. Dip spots of mildew into butter milk and place in the sunshine. The long-clinging odor of onions can be removed from dish or knife by heating them when dry. Do not till the room with smoke from the griddle, but "grease" it by rnubbing with half of a turnip. -Ladies Home Journal. The influence of the sugar trust in the United States is affecting the product and sale of that staple in Cuba. Notwithstanding the fact that the crop is 200,000 tons short, the prices tend downward. The result of the great discourage ment among planters of cane is seen in the changingof large sugar estates into the cultivation of tob acco, which now promises surer re turns for the capital and labor employed.-N. O. Christian Advo cate. TaE REDEMPTION OF A STATE. The Louisiana State election was held last week. Although the lot tery managers had published their withdrawal of application for a new charter, yet It was feared that they were secretly trying to man ipulate the elections. Two Dem ocratic tickets were in the field, that led by Foster being recog nized as anti-lottery, and that headed by McEnery as lottery. Foster was elected by ovdr 30,000 majority. This is the mortal stroke to the lottery. One by one the tentacles of this devil fish have been cut off, and now the octopus is dead. We lift our hat to Loui siana. The fight and the grand result show the irresistable power of public opinion. This caused the passage of the law excluding lot tery business from the mails. This enconraged the decent peo ple of the State in what seemed at first a hopeless fight. This at last resulted in that organization and union which are essential in fight ing organized and desperate oppo sition. When the people are en lightened, disciplined, and wisely led, as in this case, nothing can re sist them. We congratulate the New Orleans Christian Advocate on this grand consummation, which it royally helped to achieve. It may have lost several sub scribee from those who believe that preachers and religious pa pers ashould use only moral sua sion on man and institutions that admit no moral law, but these iable notes are unheard in the swelling ehorus of almost aiver sl Joy. "l'Tws a famous vie tory." Now for a similar t sg against th aloomns and in favor of rdaosing the Word Fair on Bnday. Tesnr Chrirstian Advoate, Apil rLa Snday manng just be foe der thin matien was vhited by maost tarile deltuleel iton san a dlauge of rain. Lightning arugk the khphera nddaebnihone wire o- the raiesi dspoi, and was eonveyed to the inruumens, rsemr laukh heeo wa mo nSe ral tees wer alin 'mb ' I *r*** Asd son. Last Sunday evening, on the plantation of A. G. Lorio, a bolt of lightning struck a young negro, crushing his skull. splitting one foot and baring his feet of shoesq and socks. MIr. Haydel. who wasi some 23 yard-, below, and Iltlaquirn. who was 25 yards aboue the vict i w,,-r' both stunned. Mr. H. re covered consciousness ill about half an hour but is still sufTering from the shock. lIoaquin did not recover consciousness until 4S hours afterward and is still iin bed. The bolt that did this damage struck the lightning rod on MIr. A. G. Lorio's store, breaking off a portion thereof, then struck a tel ephone post, which it shattered. The colored boy was on the levee and the whites behind the levee. The crops are looking well and the outlook is encouraging for big yields. R1ev W. T. D. Dalzell of Shreve port, will hold services in the Epi-copal church here to-morrow morning at 11 o'clock. He is a learned and eloquent preacher and all who can should take advantage of the opportunity offered to hear him.-Iberville South, April 30th. Studious Boy--"Father did you ever study arithmetic!?" Father tind;gnantly--"Of course I studied arithmetic." Studious Boy--"Well I can't find the cube root of-" Father (hastily)-It's a long time since I studied it."-Good News. The farming interest of the par ish is somewhat backward, work being retarded by too much rain. The last Legislature passed a labor law, but it was declared un constitutional by the Supreme Court. It had a very wholesome effect in regulating farm labor. One should be t.enacted that would stand the test of courts. It would be of more beneat to the farmer than any law that can be passed. We call the attention of our representatives, Messrs. Pey ton and Elam, to the matter, and in behalf of the public, urge them to give it their special attention. De Soto Democrat. TaE PROGREss coinsides with our contemporary on this question and respectfully calls the atten tion of Senator Currie and Repre sentatives Wasson and Phillips to the necessity of passing such a bill. From a personal knowledge of the question we know that such a law is very necessary and that. the one passed worked splendidly until annulled by the Supreme Court. Messrs. George & Swift, of our city, are now using a steam plow on their rice farm near Iowa The new artesian well just com pleted at the K. C. W. & G. car shops east of the city is flowing at the rate of about 2000 gallons per hour.--Lake Charles American. This same journal states that blue grass is grown quite, success fully at Jennings, near Lake Charles. If successful there why not in the Northen portion of the State. It seems to us it would flourish better in a cooler climate as it is most indigenous to soils of more northernly States. Mrs. Mary Read Goodale lee tured last night at the Methodist Church to quite a large and atten tive audiance. She handled her subject, "choose whom ye will serve," in an ansually easy manner and put forth the principals of the W. C. T. U. in a very impressive way. We hope that the seed sown by her lecture will not be long in marinting and bring A rather good collection for the StateOrganizer was taken, and seven or eight new names added to the hst of singea Still more rain this week, an other of those sloshing rains that washis away fenees and does dam agetoland. If the priie of ot ton does not go up noder the pre eot disoouragug out look it will indeed beastrange fsrek of the Let us hear no -oe about eaot ton. It is yet tiam emough to plant am and as it esa be raied ata total east of 10 etab pr bushel there is mush mare moe to be made salag t than by gaw ig rRoom . So it mals little dif ferene whether the pi of this staple ishigh crlow. The abore of lat week were a -shm eka hepirg to replenish the esypt elems iq the gar den trauk new lile aing thedust and making the coopbr sal ead pl...-Iashe erleseho What a dlfermsas we hao bed **o ek smm ain lathis po ion a Ut i isa Tire l.arer. ( lar leel'r. Merchant, MIechanic. I)airvnwan. Nurservmen, And all others engaged inl Legitimate vocations, Will fin ,1 Friendly to their interets. To those parties Ilaving somiething to Advertise, We would say That it will pay To insert your ad. In the columns of TIE PROGRESS. It goes To the best people In North Louisiana, And is No longer a venture, As the Better element Want it in their homes, And have Subscribed For it, Thus putting it on A substantial footing. In the PROGRESS office You will find One of the Best-equipped Job Printing establishments In the State. We can On short notice Suit you in Bill Heads, Letter Heads, Note Heads, Statements, Business Cards, Visiting Cards, Circulars, Dodgers, Envelopes, Receipt Books, Legal Blanks, Labels, Plantation Tickets, Bread Tickets, Milk Tickets, Ice Tickets, In fact, Everything needed In the printing line, At the most Moderate prices. Your order will be Highly appreciated And Prosmptly executed. lITE Pi II, ---CENERAL""* INSURANCE AGENTS. Country - Risks - Soliciteo. 112 Texas St., Shreveport, La. FAllI KSERWCl. OYSTERS. shell. Bilk and ,Can (v.ters re ceived 1daily. u:ll srved in alt styles. lot Coffee and Hot Lunch Alway.s on hand. p)4.n dfay azl night. Market Street - - Bogel Building. J. D. GRAYBILL, SURCEON, And Homeopathic Physician. Special attentin givenl to diseases Of WOlll'l and a hildreu. flh-llet: Second floor D)oll blo.k. Residentlce: ,." Cottoll .Street SIIRE\'EPI IRT. LA. IRS. JULIA RULE, REFERANI'FS: Shreveport Times and Merchants of this city. Address or order C'are Box 7, Shreve port, La. C. D. HICKS, Notary :: Publio -AND JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. O(.e, :205 Milam Street, Shreveport. La. BARBER SHOP. Frank Pierce. UO0 5j27 IMARKET ST. The best workmen in the city are employed. A nice quiet place, where al the old-timers get their hair-cuts end shaves. Polite attention to cue omwers For Sale. W,. have on lhand almut 700 Imu,)nls of bablit metal, and about 50 emptyv ype cases. both ad. and new~s, which we will sell c(heap for cash. THE LOCAL MARKETS. Puwviales. BAcox--tread ; To. Duay aLT MLAI1 -Stteady, C ,. BYsAKVAsT LACON--Qa0Otean at 9j by the box. HAMs-Choiee sugjr cured Irm at l0(410O.. LaD--Tiene ·, compoord, 6; leaf lard 2: 'o0L;)NA PAtsAios-E6ce. Pa(s FEET-H AIItttrmt t4 25; qlar. sAL.o--Cclumbia zivr, by the poenis. ase , $5 2; othebr kinds. S4 90O5. MAcKEREIL-- bble $7 (0; hts, $1 2 -aDno 8s--Querter boxes, Amer. en, St 4t); inaprsed by the case, $11 @19 50. PlCKLzs-Amerfosa. I gallou jars by bo dks-e. St 2505 50; half gallons, 3 1(137 i; £nuansb bow-cbow, S Ov prwdesna. ToxArou-To Its, 8~re; 3 Ib., 1 l5; ou0sr 1etbles. 1 031l 7:. CO.E. ead Te. Coras-Sesady; far, 17e; mediam . m-a-- as hea; la mm. We sl efdr de; god, IO Wi u pr Ib ty tbhe bst. -ona--Ssmd; e mre, 64 60; estea b q, . U; piates. S ; mbe 10. con3maI-hr bera, as W)s S; mabe lOs seds. Oinsa- Chehs sole webere qseehd s Sje;em, q* by the oe. SoAs-Vsu mmd eie; 0. 1 mw uole measet:s: shae. e UY;I~ Ski ~ -vrno de batteri,. none. New crop, 3S a 37.1 ptr iallcn. Escaloets. I.,r.os -New, ~1 6t(("l 7- per Lu; r 1v\" ! .. t t; , " .tr lb. SA l'l I:I l.A 'l" -' (l ,[ , . '".' 1 1 . Bagging and Tieq. ]wi: I'- ',,lle rp -,,rpo 'It li'.e l. r tI, 1, t Lh e I,, ... IHisN TI :e - I i,-, ,rr 'A ti,: att r $1 Ito per b .ii '. Grain and Feedstuff. C(,I:n -.,,Ixe", sackedt, t1ra a. j to0 58,': wite. G1, to 62c. 1l.ty-Chior'e prarle Arl tanna - bay tireu et $11 50; Tirmoth,. choice, lit; ()A' \e%, tern. 4I ' ; Tlexa, rt.,t profI' , 7c. ) BxAx-$l EDO Per e*". (jlcUNIIt ~IXI:I : Fa':I,::-$1 10 Fir hnndr- ' pouud+. ('uorEi': Cogs-y 1 25 per bnndred Dll.I.Er -EEDI --NO . B. aIu. v--4 10. WHni :.-None. S 1itIi t 'r , - i (' l ---' bI' ?-., '. ( r't a" I-:I.. M - e.\ -61 1', I, I .4Ck. Fruits and Nats. ASIt.MNIes-1 , ., 1, lb new. t titl:.Nt'- I t" 4.t ( III,..\\N'ý-I t. o (I I I.uý--:5 to 34), ! ,r Fnundl. ]leIiI Fh i'r--Ap.+, evaioritel, 0 to : (h + t: , Il l; .lIct, he,'. I'Ie.S.i:e:-tP'. iow. ,I.:o.t-.-B x~eS, t 7., to 4 73. **eI:.ea.G -Baxe-, F.tiria, $ 00 to 3 50. t'Er:Ais--lIssd pie'.td, raw, 41 to E~ .; 4 a4.:d. 1c tl n iuraes. 1'Et'AN.--2 to 41o. 1tAl.INs-L ,uo'" 'a: erg. C elifornic, $2 25e,; Sc., 52 7";; LaIt box, 61 4u; quarter box. 75 to 8'e. WAI.SI'NTs- Naples. 1I-. Chilkeas sad Eggs. tIrt «wn oikecnel per doz...;, 25(2 50 Grow tn youns cbicke-..... oN1 to 2 2.5 Kroiler,, per doz.......... I b(I to 2 25 Egsa per dcz, by the coae.. 1:. to 17 e IButttr, roaniry. !.r lb ... 12e Butter, cream. ry, u'nu...... 22 to Zoe Batter. w.etert., tnhb...... 16 to 2")e L'orkets per doz.......... none Hides aad Wool. Damaged. .................... 4 Iry ea;ted...... t ............. 4 1utll......................... 4 Oluetockt .................... 2 Green hides, coun:ry.......... 2 Wet alted ..... .............. 3 Deet skin ................... . kU i." a' skiin., se............... 10to20 Sheep eketin. e.ch ............ O to 50 Wae, good brght ............. 20 Weibed wool................ 25to 30 Wool, spring, c atr. nnwaahbe. to wool. burry and black........10 tol6 Tallow........................ 4 Iren and Hardwasr. Axls-$7 0U to 10 50. Axules-t'} per lb. L'LLOr.ws-Per iweb. 30 to 45e. k ExLTISo-BRbber, Oc. s, d 10 per cent off list. Caei Ixos-Per lb. 31 to 4 ,. IIuEl -- Per dez. $:3 ,o to n 00. lino-s SiOEut-Quoted at 65 50 per !tee; muele shoe at $6 50 per keg. IRON-Flat. non ad and equare asti at 3e rates. IIAMus-Ilon be ad. $3 25 to 660 per ooz. PLows-Kelly, SI 50 esab. PoINTs -KEly. $1 25 per dos. LA"D 8rD.s--Kely. $1 25 per dos MIuI.s-- ofee, per doz. $350 tt 5 0. NAILS-Stlttff ael, $2 1 on 60 pemny ba',.. Ror--Maniltl per lb. 130o; sisal, le be as; co'too plow line par posud, 13o by the coil. FPADz- beort handle, $6 50 to 1150. a8oveL--Long handle per dos, $6 Go to lto 0. Swl-Ps-All S aems. 4 to 6o per lb. IrsIOLttrrE--4$1 90 to 3 CO per dos. fRAc CIIsaIa-33j to 500 nor ps. Bu.LL TONous, olrn sbhovelsl. dis wend ecooters. 8) per 1h; tore ebovels S|; beetl bolts sad gras rods, s per peund. HlA;own-2) inch thirmble skeLn $14 to 47 iO; J anches. 15 to 48; 3 nches, sI6 to 49; 3) ioaebeh, P; 3i tInches, 635. eatse. 6' 50; brakes, 63; tol u ar. or hollow iron axle wagon, two-.O&So, (50; lour-hors, $55 to 70. Teb*eeo. Ollnwlxo -Good mediuml, Il-ieb, 250; Ie ter, One quality grades, 35(30e; obewlou, 80(7Sc. bNocIso--Blackwell'r Dorbham, 1 or, 48; 8 os, le;4 os. 53o; I ose Me per ease; seorted, 5"0; 26 lb, sch less quantity. @ie more. MiseoIllmeus. AXLE GllEAs-8 lla at 51 10 to n 15 by 'ne eae. CIEr.E -12 to 13. CAP- -erecu lo atre quoted at 45 to Soc pet M. and E y at 6e per M. CANDY--Barber tule at 70o per lb. end inrey at 18 to 25o; gum dropse ae held et 15 to S53. CANDLK--tiar, full weight, We quotet at 10e per pound by the box. CUzx1T--Loontville n goe I supply ant bheld at $; Basdl 25; 65; Lis. lan, so. tpncs--Prles rile s folliws: 36. aeg, 750e per Ib; bleak pIoper, Ie; el ble tess sae sags, Ie per Lstn--ja ptI lb. Lua3-A-ahma $1 S per bt. OuL-OSal et by the e sese - *16S;pergl btbe banal, I~et lead el, waItr emadna, beld a 7e )p/ gal; lIsudue l tas b o. pa,y 3s&A-rtrVe; Tzase .w l 1 masks s sI, SWt IU L lem l, IWe, r" blgeieele of UW 3.0 TS#. .eeob.Tje era lb. salms SI 0.S pe bes; 1alk. $1t IS s 0 t t th .....-w 3w 1.. E3L*tr* U, sad 9556mm.