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Our Main Mission: The Upbuilding of Shreveport and North Louisiana.
VOL. I. SHREVEPORT, LA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1892. NO 42
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Sole. is sad mauieturome of all kinds of A mel esm qm4a Italle Marble
ata Mesameets. Also deal in all kinds of Amewlenm and ]repe
5. AA T3 WOLLOWIWG We buy our Marble In the :erldo state, direct from
qerk*es, aond do 1 a ot otr workla Shreveport; thereflore a home industry. We are pra.
workmen and designers, sad our pes reputation a such is our refiremee. When we ao
of work weG d it right, ares i right, and t will not fall doew.
O'CUR SIDE LIN"ES
WsV bM s eed l Sav t edt hee I tag. and ast bat not least, we are
Lgne trethe oWebetod t e.ers elastig, so extensively used for Sidewalks,
Steps. Cletoe Tops. Wildow Sls, etc. This is the fnest Stee oee f idewalke theen
Nl i es eta Ue $teaWoD" aWtiatelal stone, that we see o mneh of In our city all going
It Il ol m teno. ea eat r he bills eo Missouri, and there are no itf nor eads about
ty. Why should we pU. down brick sidewalks when we -a have Ste- for s
Ta4g, ldi MeMi The beasty of a modern city is not eempleos withou t ane
edMewalsI Why hed yeo putup wooden steps when you tsn get Seol Steoe
- I - rssthlet, t O.Sl. pr nemssg IeeNt We also make box seeps for muee
t . we to geteer igres o anythinlg io s s befote ordering. It any ome
eel ao yesywerk.ear d do It well, for less money than we can, then we are pertoetly
that peus oalldhl the trial. lut be se to give as a dhane-i- will not enst
inpthiU tio d do. Ri ey elerd will be a help to home Industry, sad will be appersead.
o reN0r & CO
lay Cau.w, Iallte
al Pati a Specialty.
CVQOj~M r ,= Jacs .. MOU
J. D. LEE,
Quick Sales, Small Pr.itg,
Woe. 728 and 720 .Texas breet.
TUBULAR WELLS AND
RED CYPRESS CISTERNS.
Iron Fences as Low ss
80 per Poot.
Alanr tor Lt" 'I 3Tl?3 ]ZNINZS] .
Sand msr aIeinlsad Pries bsinI'p,
m shmsi. N4 Judea OsL. sha ep~ea
FROM WASHINGTON. D. C.
Notes of Interest Gathered From Around
About the National Capital.
WAsmxaroro. D. C.. November 17. 18!9
Special Correspondence to The Progress:
So it is Cleveland after all! and his
election was ac.complished without the
aid of the Democrtic house: and the
readers of the "signs of the time.," who
thought that because the people were
quiet it indicated that they were opposed
to a change of administration were off,
away off, from the real fact.. In Wash
ington, the people were dazed by the re
suit, for as a rule, without regard to their
political opinions or wishes, they had
settled down to the btlief that Harri
son's chances were the best. No beltter
proof of the existence of this feeling
could be given than the difficulty ex
perienced by betting men, up to the late
afteruoon of election day, who wished to
put their money on Harrison in getting
takers, unless they gave odds. As soon
as the returns began to come in there
was a change and long befon, midnight
of election day not a cent of Harrison
money could have been founid with the
moat powerful telescope in existence. it
was a steady slump front the beginning,
and in the language of the street gamin
"Harriann was never in it." Now, when
it is all settled one is surprised at the
number of people who "never had a
The CongressIonal election was equally
surprising. lustead of h-alding the
bnMunce of power in the next house the
r Peoples Party failed to luorease their
r membership thereiu, and several of its
best known members were defeated for
re-election. The Republicans failed
most ignominiously to wipe out the Denm
ueraks majority lathe House, and the
redultion they have made iti it is really
advatagmpous to the Democrats, as their
present majority is so large and uan
wisidy, that It is onstantUy getting the
party lead. ino maht water. Although
it no aesolutely certain. it is well nigh
so,that the balance of po er in the
Senate after the 4th of next March, will
he held by the People's Party senators,
and that upon them will full the respon
silty of deciding whether any tariff
legislaton will be passed by the Fifty
third Congress. The Republicans, speak
I1 4 geerally, would have much preferr
eod as tathey had to lose the Pres
idency and the House that the Senate
shoualso have gone to the Democrats,
as that would ha e made them respon
sible for everything.
It is a matter for congratulation that
the election has been so decisive as to
leave no room for disputes; also that it
Is to be decided by the electoral college.
While the eleotion of President by the
house and vice-president by the senate
would have been perfectly legal in the
event of failure of either candidate to r,
cevtre a major ty of the eleotoral college,
Sconservative men reaard it as dangerous,
and long ago the prediction was made
that if this government ever fails its fall
wit hbe brought about by that very pro
Whia of the evil service law? isa very
important questson iu connectiol with
the new admlnistration. At the time of
Mr. Cleveland's Aser esetion, and during
the gater portion of his ttrmst term he
was an ardent and sincere friend of this
law, and not a few I Iemocrat have ex
pressed the belief that his adheLnce to
the law was one of the prinlcpal cases
for has failure to be r-elected in 1g88.
iMe that as it may it, i oertain tuat all
I durag the campaign just euded, it has
Smesen openy mid that Mr. Clevelanud's
mind had undergone a great change re
IgaIring the efiseenoy of that law, aid it
s known that his running matew Vime
Presideit tevenon elet, is. as be has
always been, an opemn advocate of the
Jacksonian motto-'to the victors belong
the spois," snd these things are eatasng
muan unemasines among the olasmlaed
gLuvernment eaueployees. lubileu
euptyred lu te Buswea of grulUg
end printinug In the governsnest l.rultiu
taue. eit her of which ecoues unts r the
civil service law, expect no mercy and
will be prepared to go as soon aL tLe new
Desoraest: heeds of those o,weshatll
be seleoted. The ovvl vice law, whch
is reIarded by the uprejudieed pubtlic as
a iamtg with some good fetresn , ft
properly administered, is always stngly
adveroatl by the party that is out of
puwer; is was enacted to prevent the t
dimisal of Bepulubuns easner the Irsat
Cleveland admnustration, a d aetboungh
it was a tbs.rn iu the slde of the avtrlrage
DIkemorat during the entire admiuit a- I
Mon they stoutly advocated its estut ob- I
servance as soon as Harrison waselectled.
A isearkable fett un eof the electaon to i
that so meaber of the adminstratbo I
baa ma'e public any explasatury opts- i
mt eseriamdit ts. rbapy these ourtl-i
leas wl come later on.
Moeroe Drovng Newn The Teachers'
Istite bhed quite an luterewlng meset- i
tug t-rday at the school house. Papers
wes d rlatig souSte properdisolp- I
tlnigo chudrse ad after each paper
was med sgpatrme were ofered by the 1
teachers and criticisms were made lun
These teachers' meetings are held for
the purpose of bettering peduaggy as far
The faults and good point- of different
children are takten init. -oiaiiterati uu
and the ways of training t henit are spoken
of exhaustively. also suggestiolns are
made relative to implanting upon the
pupils mind with the best results such
studies as are pursued.
FROM WOOL HAT.
What! Is This a New Scheme?
ALDIt's BaiDos, La., November 15, 1892.
To the Editor of The Progress:
Is it possible that the bosses of the
I Democratic party have resorted to the
- boyoott system to destroy the People's
r Party, and throttle the iournals that are
t the mouth-pieces of the labor clasere.?
In the little town of Robeline, a few
days ago, met together about twenty
stalwart Cleveland Democrat., who, af
ter much talk and consideration, con
i eluded to put a quietus on the head of J.
A. Tests. editor of the Battle Flag, by
passing an ordinance in conformity with
orders. I judge, from Democratic head
quarters, to boycott Mr. Tetts and his
flighting paper, the Battle Flag. Said
quietus was put in proper form, and
each and every one of the stalwart gang
stuck his list to it and subscribed their
all-powerful and man-feuringm names.
A committee was appointed to proceed
at once to the office of the Battle Flag,
and there poor forth the wrath of thisin
dignaut and highly insulted body of stal
warts upon the head of the unsuspect
Ing editor. Mr. Tests, after Iltening at
tentively to hisdeatwarraut, Inquired as
to the cause of such proceed ,llg at that.
time, particularly after the Democrats
had secured such a br.lliant victory. ite
was told by said committee that his po
litical views were not in accord with
theirs, and that has advocating the cause
of the (farmers and laborers) People's
Part had a teudaucy to place tue "'uig
ers bee~" upon theai necks rtain. The
heave and uoble 'tetas, i ritnesps,.hs
lulatame blaclkmail, told them that h!
asked for so quarters, aud that he would
try to live without their patroluge. It is
not necessary to give the nr:mes of this
august body of persuaders, but suffice It
to say that they are merchants, doctors,
ec., of Robetlie, and men that rely upon
the farmers of the counutry for their
This baidfal of autocratic Democrats,
who no doubt claim to represeunt the
true Democracy of tlabine and Nat*ei
toetes parishes, sitting its judgment
against political views of a newspaper
wuleb re sents the wish and will of a
large majority" of the white people of
sals parishes, is a burlesque upon decen
cy and a stigma upon the Democracy
they represent. The prinelples upon
which these coeroers stand are, if a man
oansnt be buldoaid and persuaded to lay
aside his eherisned politcal principles,
that they will ostraose him ls business
and starve him into m -asures, and force
him to bow the knee of ubeyauce to the
old ring ruled, class ridden, modern
Democratit party of 1Lt.
Thse bosses know t at the People'p
Party is made up of the best material it
the Demooratic party-the fanner.
They know that it is an absolute fact
that the People's Party is purely a white
man's party, advocating white sieprem.a
cy and opposed to neigr rtule and the
Federal frce bill. And they are fully
aware that the good peop:e or LouIsiana.
the Democrats, are united upon one
question--L.t two white men's parties
must existLin Louisiana to insure good
gouverment; The letders oft the Demo
cratic party to this State know full well
that all this inLimidation, bulldozing atd
robbinug the ballot box of leaal ballots
and ounting out elected canuddates,
must uwuser or later come to aum ald.
Tke people as e determilned to vindicate
their ow titutioual rights, cost what It
The mouth-pieoe of the .armers is now
hoyotted by the representatives of the
Dmoornra paerty of ibabie and Natchi
teohes parisherd. You may know fro.m
this move woat may be expected in the
future. The unet demand from these
gentoesnen will Ie to attack your lide
pealdeuse aiid freedom of petbch, uand
by detroyyiug your part organ they 1
hope to drive o l into the Demoo
orade party. They boasted loudly he
fore the elektln that afler the 8th of
Nioveslber theere would not be a vesti
of iae People's Party left to mourn the
defest tha was ife store for them. [&t4
Ute members of the People's Party tie not
dhiouurged at their overwheittisng des
tesa. It le wmna I exuected, and it could i
lot be otherwise, as you were completely I
usder the power of the Louiseaua one
naaU-eleution-law. And mamn our de
al etasu be attributed to this rifernui I
fasi wih Use negro party thutL .r 1
aiders made with AIbrt Loonaud, but
4t mir people sustain thelr pa ty puapers,
read them more and Inform theLailave,.
ansd nst permit tieitselvues made dupes I
of by the wLry ilckka., and npersuaded
tbo vole for mneII whose prnculipie are an- I
tsosarlit to tuhe userls of tue latrore.e
Bother J. A. Tts. tuse object of this
emIaUaskiat.in, is a man of h.nor aid
aaduc.iUed ntegrty, a geuteena of
IstItig lItioiid cttrsnVdLte, a lsldl aeId
iaraes wlwiter, an ardent s·yorte, r of
the arieullurnl interest. a strot, :nlv.
rate of the iprinliples of reform as tit
forth Iby the Peoplet Party, bI-id,'s lie a
all unswervin d uio mlll U ntprunlizuii
Alliance mnin. I hour the cit iz,.ths (
Northwetai Louisianat will appre.i:ate th,.
injustice doe l Blrother Tetlls, iu I seri I
their one dollar, and lakeo his phape
Sustalu him b)y all ment· . VWoI,. I Ar.
A Remanrkable Operatolln.
Evening News: A lout two, weeks :lg
Mat Charleston, a t'olrl'ed Iiy v get
twenty years, was shot ill the heal witl
a bullet from a 22 calible r'ilte, in ith
lower part of town. some two or thll it
days afterward the boy was seized with
COInvUliotsI. whit'h was conclusive evi
denlce that the bullet had brokeIri Ih.
skull and would uneerfsilate a surtillti op
iweration to aure his lite. The op)er-aliun
is klnown as trepliniinl or itriring thle
skull. Drs. Forsythe, Hilton aitill ,iurhl
nor were Calied in and performed the op
peration, removing the bullet rind broken
pieces of Ibtte that were Iressing oin tllh.
brain and causing the 'ouvulsious. 111.
boy has recovet red and rln be seen oln
our streets every day. lie will alwly -
lhave a cireular hole in the skull llrerebl
cover-ed by thescalp. Is intellect wilt lie
A BRIGHT NEWSPAPER MAN.
The Career of Montgomery Schuyler, ot
the New York Times.
NEW YORK. Nov. 1]--Amonlg the news
paper writers in New York there is no or.
who has a more attractive or more engac
ing personality than Montgomery Schu.
ler. of the New York Times.
In appearance he is handsome, striking)-y
so, and in manner he is genial and demo
cratic, but he Is plainly a person with
whom no on' would care to take a liberty
or to make a joke with any personal bear
ing. For an amateur Mr. Schuyler has
singularly accurate knowledge of archi
tecture, and upon this subject he write-:
with understanding and appreciation. An
architect whose work meets with Mr.
Schuyler's critical approval is usually a
very happy man. In music, too, he is a
He is descended from the first Peter
Schuyler, of Albany, and was born in
Ithaca forty-nine years ago, though he
MO 1O1OM1rT ICRIUTLEI
does not look nearly so old. Ile entered
Hobart college in 1888, but was not grat:
uated. His first newspaper work wI
In 18NS on the New York World. when:
Manton Marble was editor and Wisliar:a
Henry Hurlbert and the late Ivory Oham
berlain the chief editorial writers. Mr.
Schuyler soon made his mark even in suc:,
brilliant company as this, and for eighteen
years he retained a desk in that offile. now
writing editorials, now art and thea'rical
criticisms, and again serving as mnr.agin:
editor. lie was managing editor three or
four tines, but he had a iiarty distaste
for the drudgery of executive work. On
several occasions he did reporter's work,
and each time he he showed the youngster4
in the cftiee what could bedone in the way
of first class descriptive writing. ie r.e
ported among other occurrences the br"st
log of a dan in New England, sev-cral col
legse boat racesand the hanging of Guitean.
In 18t1 MIr. Schuyler joined the staff of
the New York Times. Keeping up hig
work on The Times he served for several
years as managing editor of Harper'.
Weekly. The work in the two blTkee
after awhile became too burdensome :anl
he relinquishled his place at Harper's. ,\ a
an editorial writer he is singularly happy.
It matters not how dry the subject nut;"
be upon which he treats, lie always mnake
it interesting and never fails to say s,n,
thing bright. The view he takes upon
any public or social question is that whlc!h
is natural to a gentlemnan and a clhan and
wltivatei mor.n of tihe wirld, atn wvhatL ho
has t. any is usually expressed in languagq
which It would be very difault to lost
provt Jio. GIIlEl SPEEp.
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*unusqe, Vienna and tLjogna eauragS