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THE PROGR ESS.
Our Main Mission: The Upbuilding of Shreveport and North Louisiana. L. I. SHREVEPORT, LA., SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 1892. NO. 21. OR. C. RATZBURC, = DENTIST. F We. 118 Tes street, Over hdmblmed'0so Ti o TEMAN HOUSE." S) Market street, corner Mar- P ,Iand Paunln. tuNtd on E5lo- a i',. convenieus to all depots. y - ClaW - Accinnati.n g Ra te. Resonable. la T1. BATEMAN, Prop., hreveport. La. of SBARGAINS ' --IN-- b ' PROPERTY1. @iamd on Jordan street, on I 1r fedeW lust extra, pae od Gianed eamr of Tezm h d s Mrphy .res, em- o an area of iS'UdO lust, a qpltge Iard's stoae. a eSatiWl Lots on Crookett moe of which is a nice esuhatable twotory rel.d d -. I Lets. oM rphy ret., in ad Restl, on one off i a tsDmm house which a sentas retal of pew Searner of Spreague sad oe two of which these a sesaseInt which bring' as Dse'oam sset, on Belt aem me which am two lummends which rest for' w aai s e as -e aa ,lses= Pr-W e ath, dea ker at A. W. O. 1 LA fldeh I for It rlaeaes siene of the h Ah the say, as -Sit!or *wei pr e eseu sea# a, aft Na ! D. HICKS. TD. s. su arlas o semr e we e .w eh u Ve mSsLaisS ''rLI1 CORR ESPONDENCE,. a -di FROM MANSFIELD. rd ndorses the Course to The Progress. w Appreelateon of the Bltuatom. MAsVlLD. La., June 23 1L92 To the Editor of The Progress: Your paper is, I am glad to note, in e line with the sentiment favoring ballot * reform. I noticed with pleasure that i, you take this position for several rea sons, not the least of which is one for the purpose of curtailing the influence of the saloon element in politics. Your position against pot-house politics is commended generally by all who appreciate the im- t portance of pure government. There is a no doubt but thb prominence of the sn- p loon Interests in the polities of Louisiana has, to a great extent, weakened her auo tonomy, and prostituted the prinoliples of ma-hopd in the young of our State. the evmis connected with the 0 party paebhluery have beoome so numer ote and so great, that there is now al most a unanimous demand for a general T cleaking out and revision of the election laws, and the establishment of a new structure which will enable fair play and hoMest methods to secure some posti ios In the management. To succeed in w this, we need new blood in the arteries of our statebood. It is neosseary that P the better element of our p.iople be stresghtened by an nflux of that bharau ter of emigrants who are seeklng spots where they can End peaceful homes, and where they can obtail a m.elans of lAvd l I hood, and are willita to lend the stregth - of their votes and onfluence to bring e about the eooditio of things which they h are desirous of posmeaing. Neth Louisb- a Slaa ons ervery induement to t1h class of Immigrants. It afords every .facity for the mebl g of prosperous cobeles of fahrnmes who are witieg to a labor for it. Industry and frugality. i tempered with judicious calculation, is a l tat Is necessary to pem. Laud ean be bought at etrezmely low iures ' and that with only a small ash payment ' r demanded, and the balance can paid Ina sess of yeas. SWe have as fin a system pubik ' I sohools as can be found almost any where, and the ory et weloeme goes out I from North Louisna to hom sereker, I come. come whMr homes are awaitIng you; come where you wdll reeve a Mor Sdialestling from as good women and men aem bae folud anywhet. But Mr. DIMter, eUr adds ill maia as they re, I I aulsed, uatined utless their where I. ahbus be made knews n the proeer I way. To do this, we roed the aimeansee orf or Immsgratls Amt. If governor I a.ter wil same as active ir n for this I peilties, our pertie of the Stats can be Smaee toel theeeteet his work. We 1 need bes emaease, we nsed Immigr,- I ties to put to praetil se our waste * lans i p eto p s wte thes saleon l sharkl. r (ats'! Ta Paeeaes alslsemne cur IW eraer to appeoint om me tM eas who will tlae an active lnte toi the I metier beyoed that o[ oeIsen draw Silngellrhsalart Yo rsetc., ANOTHER FARMER WRITES. be in Its TI. Sthe MteU e The heepsm Yes have beas sendlg e yoear paper e its IBra aplpeasesa . I would have tle rsi ht I lsnt have tbe nesa sry elar Lad yeo asked me to ubseres, blt Ilawbyysr pautaPh In h paper eMa yTo we. ne charging ar papes a"to paioen so autbrlbsn I, e ted ee sho the meiter. I Ibay behsn su lt nm Palmeems heower,m j stheImas t e I as a hens ads trbens5r, sand as I ase St esste am to 1 a iu latinst is te wilne b tio 1 u . 1rer.I w beea Sgee altud M Mlh'paper, so hern is m a nlnel, s I kepe p1m paper will nt aptgolag a * d'ae ieem fr a pens. Whobte Liel bMp.I wM try ad gt dew, I hyeur petieelpl 1r 4 t ipwestole S ju ot s e "lbeg.altlteeimnto me aba them tI m~ske -yea oea aM make a e geesine enes need a jevmset o lighten them, and lead them on to prop perity, showing them the advantages of a diversity of crops, hog raising and stock a raisin In general. t I see you have some enthusiastic ii writers, and I wish I also was able to put my enthusiasm on paper. Mr. "D.," "George Volunteer," and the rest are to be congratulated on (heir efforts to bring about an immigration movement, and I hope they will succeed in illing our State, especially our portion of it. which offers better advantages than any other, wil h the kind of people we need, people who work and think at the same time. Exouse me for setting in. but I always r take a man at his word. and you invited all the farmers to write. Wishing Tn. 1 Paooams lots of amouess, I am yours, r IxionArr. GREENWOOD LETTER. Our Cermsepeasmt Toehks em ImnigrW- a tie. wed Other Toples. c Oasawooub La.. June 24 12.s I To the Editor of The TPogess: I once thought I would have nothing to msay this week, bt s we are up with our farm work, I will say a few words. Our r corn and cotton both look well. Corn wilioon begin to semer for want of rain, a though some of our nelghbors are com plainlag now. I feel no uneasiness about the work of Provience. There is a DI rector for that, and If we do our part well, we have no seed to trouble our 1 minds further. I have just returned from a stroll over the woods and fields, whieh are so beautifully located and so well watered by springs and branches that would make such nice and comfort able little homes for good enterprising little farmers, such ase we are anxious to eill neighbors. Had "Hayseed" been with me, he would have realiad the act natedcauseferowe who would enoourage mlmigration to this country. Of .ourse it would to some extent benefit the laud speoulatator, but not more so than other worthy ones, in our midst I havew view the good of cur country audsooei. I have six boys, and therefore asil not entertain a better view. We have to work and haveno te to o off from home to but soety. Our society it as good as can be found anywhere, but it is like our sohoos--nall. So we want to bulild up by bringing more good people amongst s. If we help the land spo ualtor a Utte by helping others, we will call it a nelgbborly aet, If eou may, acd let it go. All the larfs farms that are devs r tated of aborers and feces are act ,owned by speaulater. ome are owned by orphans and miner heirs, who are Iand poor to.day, becaase of paying tax Son mulivrated lands. I en't see that Sbrn:ing lSmigratiem will benefit the . furmer elass mose than the latter, and to the purehasers e smaBll frms. We want class of people we ea neighbor with, and when we say "neghbor." let It be . meat in he Isres term. SAs I sai, we have gued secity but It s too semell. if you attend cue of our coustry charchesh ether aptist Mete di t orPrtabyteri.e, you will Red very sman i egumeMe-a, sad so e of the eaming Sltes sto m* mile. our sahels very 9 , but would he mahk better wiSt alar eriendanse, whie wimldinareasethe pay and induce better teabers tae beld of country she. ThS. e, ps, woMdS cas ets r prislnas pip sib s la the hearts of ear e astve, whis wsld grduallly S them r to .meohe views as farming and , gtek lattrles enSht wTiu PaoSam, r whlsh, I thiak,r. Im , wld seo s e mpe ye to aigss sweapamely. at hems. It Ba i l rnts we weer mI Sltige seale a er edI , andyw a may s4, healbets` anse haem. S W't ea benmisa we havene need of a buying ar seet *sly away tem ahem. Ou Prees o e owna tunk it it Ad eode., weh i al a mitmae. We LP. have aehbet 1b1 ia and thI INeri k Cl r aioWeASWU hasi . a ge l ~ far eutepmrii of Sltlhde, sokte the malr &msr and i mek aelmes,as w asel , le hteld a p do eemng twaer beerae u ar seestry, rl ive Tu rammneI I heartily agree with Mr. "Hayseed" about eleel lug the editor of Thu Paoo unss to call a meeting at some suitable time and place to talk up reforms and invite immigration. GEoroOA VoLturrmn. VOTE LIKE YOU PRAY. And Still They Come--Another Endorser of the Polic:y of The Progress. Snravroar. La., June 4, 1892. To the Editor of Th.; Progress: There were so many good things in your last issue that we want to send in our endorsement of your course against pot-house politicians. But where is the remedy? Can anyone show the differ ence in this city between church and sa loon? Do not our pastors vote for cor ruption? If so, what will our people do? Will you allow me to talk plain? There is not enough fire in the church to warm a baby. Do we not vote with our eyes shut, so far as morals are concerned? Do our pastors study polities, and warn the people? No, they are whipped, and have sat down under an oak. (1 Kings, xlii Chap.. 14 verse). Who are our officers, and what are their morals? When the wicked rule, the people mourn. Let messay, Mr. Editor, what I think of our preachers and members of churches who do not vote as they pray. I would not ask them to hold prayers with my family. They are not worthy of as much respect as Bob Ingersoll. Every public oicer is a specimen of the people. There was a preacher once elected chaplin of Congres because he had the moral courage to tell of the oor i uptness of the people's representatives. If any of our church folks think this language too strong. it i because they are guilty. If they will read it in the same spirit in which it is written, there I will be a change all along the line. Po tors will take off their gloves and handle the naked truth. I We admire the pluck of "D," in his asr Stide headed "Toru Louisiana Loose." I Why is Texas and other Southern and Western States so far ahead of us iu point of prorre sa Because there is a pr. mim ea morals. All nations and communites advanceas they are moral. In our own I loved State morality is away below per. p Our bra blow their own born ha adof the gospe hrn. John the Bap Stisa said, "Oh, ye enerations of vipers," etc. Watchman, what of the nubtl I There must be relal .n enough in powltes to purtfy it. Yours fraternally, MoramU's Wune. AN AMERICAN OPERA. SWalter Daer.ehek Writing the serm fer a Iibretto of :The serlet LNsesr." tspecial Carspoadence.l NNW YOax, June d-It is announced that two American composers ave dared to stmoperatic comnposition, and that a tme of operas is finished and the S ether is well ander way. It certaialy re , quires far mere courage than the writer s whe understaasto compose fiction sesto attempt to watsd a grand opera, at leastfor sa Amelean. The experience has beas a sia eas Mr. George F. Bristow some p years ago wrote an opera, the libretto for -which was a dramatization of the stary of y "Rip Van Winkle." It was a tunoa l a a pealsewarthy work, yet is never eeomaad Sany great success. Mr. S. . Pratt has d writte one or two operas, and the post Saltus left In manuscript at his dath two or three opera sosem which may perhaps I atsom time be produced. I When Sir Arthur Sullivn and William Oilbe gave us a revelation what ight r music drama might be Ia "Plea0mau, a numaer of American compasses undetaok to write light operas to Ameukas Mtsettea. So able a muedcian as Dudley Beek wele a light opera Ar a libretto wrtae hbg as asn omplished Juearesle Willem A. SCmat. It was alled "Daeesst," and + was prodastd to New York. The mode r stood the test eo pretty harp tlmh. as all Mr. Back's musical esampesie don Yet altheugh the opera was peodnesd Now York for several woksa, i did nst gala such hold as to warrant eoseetim sanc. It is ha to saywhy, l the o a it pranon was general that ha alawe was * partly due tothe prej~dios whLem e ' againet Amerlean mudsal esasmpee. Net poer tao d./t soos at an Do Koa wste the malis fr tIhe 1g Sardow R hoad M hashem s me So ad iso mef the ehIet msl smesesss t gth. tweorthswyeamr Same Ameiems esaspeomas base dnem E.1 Rie, whose "Evangeline' tnas teen ,on the hoards for more than fifte,.n y:ar,. Yet M1r. Rice, while he has Itusbical talClet, has no musical education, awl the melllt dies which he improvised were necessarily harmonized and scored by what :are called hack musicians, whom he employedl for that purpose. Now, however, comes the announcementt that two of the aIlnst conspicuous lmusi cians in the United States, Mr. Dudley Buck and Mr. Walter Damrosch, haIve written or are still writing the son'es for two operas. Mr. Buck. In fact, linilshc the piano score a year or two ago, and a part of the orchestral score. It is reportl. among musicians that his work was shown to Anton Seidl, who was the conductor of the German opera in New York city. Mr. Seidl was greatly pleased with this work, and had the Gernman opera remained upon thd boards it was his Intention to produce Mr. Buck's work. Praise from Seidl is in deed praise from Sir Hubert. lie was ast intimate friend of Wagner, and was when be came to this country regarded as the ablest conductor or director of Wagner's operas. Mr. Buck has hitherto been known manduly as a composer of ch:urch Illnuic, aId in that field he stands pre-eminently the first of Americans. If le has devotaed himself to church manusic his friends be lieve it to be due to his opinion that hith erto there has been no profitable opening for an American composer in any other line. Walter Damroach was brel in the midst od musical surroundings. His father, a: cultured man and very accomplished mu sician, established, after labors which would have appalled moet men, an orator ical and symphony society in New York. Out of that grew the German opera, the magnificent Metropolitan opera house andl eight years of operatic productions which have been full equal to the best that are given In European cities. The senior Damrsmeh was the director. He was suddenly smitten with pneumonia on the day of the performance of one of Wagner's great operas. There was no leader whom he could call in to take his place that aight at the conductor's stand, so be asked Walter, then a lad of seventeen years, to come and sit by his bedside while he went over the score with him. Suffer ing acute pain, the father explained to the led the memoreand marked in the score, sad then sent him to the opera Louse that I ght, a beardless stripling to codulct that great orchestra and the famous singers sad splendid chorus through ace of the maost trying of all German operas That nem act made Walter Damrosah famous. A few days later his father died and thlis boy stood at the conductor's stand in place of his father darlng the remainder of the swop. Of eourse he could not have done there thing had be not alieady become a mu sidan and been carefully trained under the loving direction of his father. Sines that time his progress has been very rapkl. Andrew Carnegie became interested in him and built for him a noble music hall in New York, and there during the winter season Walter Damthos appears as the conductor of one of the finest orchestras in the world. ie has also developed what so few musicia have, a keen bsleem sense, and is onthehigh read to fort e. Fame he already has. By reamon of his marriae to the daughter of Secretary James G. Blaine, following a most romantic and de r lightfi courtship. Dammseh was brought socially into connection with maiy Inl ctial famies.lk SThe pra which he is writing is .ed to a libretto made from Hawthorne's SSearles later," and this libretto was writtemnb Hawthreem'maon-law, George Paremmm hop i t he opera prove a ucceeem it will inPsees fsnroasc's fame, While at the am tu imestlIfylng his high eat ambitia, whieh in to rank with som.. ef the great composers.e I J. EDwAann Z Ca' weeM W 's air Displta. SGneral J. I. West, while on a sreanm visit is Havan, saw the captain general o Cubm, who asured him that it was his deule that the ilamnd shoulid be well rpee seated at hee Chicago exposition, sad that be weald do all be could tosemnres at Smd. Some valuable historialo paintaps L pll ddets in the Columban era wI blleay The Marquis de Ape Steg , the largest plauter anthe Islad, is Skeenly alive to the dtaation, ad ispermea ally takig a great lateesttn smearlaga Te aka g aker and temalseers o 1 la rhnem sel ambM , as. who lad their Lrmaretr ts he Usk"e Saebs. t ell, out emesm the hes, endt is weshe Ssei uw ~r 4 rsoset elsaem, -J mad s e mflh divided hr L g 7,