,'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
( lar leel'r.
And all others engaged inl
Will fin ,1
Friendly to their interets.
To those parties
Ilaving somiething to
We would say
That it will pay
To insert your ad.
In the columns of
To the best people
In North Louisiana,
No longer a venture,
Want it in their homes,
Thus putting it on
A substantial footing.
You will find
One of the
Job Printing establishments
In the State.
On short notice
Suit you in
In the printing line,
At the most
Your order will be
lITE Pi II,
Country - Risks - Soliciteo.
112 Texas St.,
shell. Bilk and ,Can (v.ters re
ceived 1daily. u:ll srved in
lot Coffee and Hot Lunch
Alway.s on hand. p)4.n dfay
Market Street - - Bogel Building.
J. D. GRAYBILL,
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
C. D. HICKS,
Notary :: Publio
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.
O(.e, :205 Milam Street,
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
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.
BAcox--tread ; To.
Duay aLT MLAI1 -Stteady, C ,.
BYsAKVAsT LACON--Qa0Otean at 9j
by the box.
HAMs-Choiee sugjr cured Irm at
LaD--Tiene ·, compoord, 6; leaf
Pa(s FEET-H AIItttrmt t4 25; qlar.
sAL.o--Cclumbia zivr, by the
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
PlCKLzs-Amerfosa. I gallou jars by
bo dks-e. St 2505 50; half gallons,
3 1(137 i; £nuansb bow-cbow, S Ov
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.
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.
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.:o.t-.-B x~eS, t 7., to 4 73.
**eI:.ea.G -Baxe-, F.tiria, $ 00 to
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
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
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
IIAMus-Ilon be ad. $3 25 to 660
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
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
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.
Ollnwlxo -Good mediuml, Il-ieb,
250; Ie ter, One quality grades, 35(30e;
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.
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.
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..
U, sad 9556mm.
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