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NO PLACE FOR THEMI.
It is to be hoped that the silver
and tariff issues will not be
dragged into the Constitutional
Convention campaign. They will
have no place there. The conven
tion will not have to pass upon
them. The views of the members
on them cannot possibly have a
bearing on the making of a Con
stitutioh. They would only be
firebrands in the party ranks and
cause trouble among Democrats of
a far reaching character.
The voter can best express his tli
wishes in the matter of constitu
tional reform by the kind of man
he votes for Delegate. If the b(
candidate fills the measure of the
voter's standard on the question of
suffrage, judiciary and public edu- 1
cation, he is worthy of support;
let his views on the tariff and other 'L
National issues be what they may.
Senators Caffrey and McEnery are
at antipodes on the tariff and sil- ta
ver issues, and yet they would
make ideal members of the con
veniion. They have followers all
over the State, true and tried
patriots and Democrats, and it ti
would not only be folly, but mad- i
ness, to turn them down simply
because of their views on national
If a State Convention is held and
a platform of principles put forth, IT
let all attempts to endorse Caffrey
on the tariff question, or McEnery S(
on the financial question, be sup
pressed. The words "silver" and
"tariff" can have no legitimate
place in the platform. The lug
ging in of these issues would be a
boon to many demagogues, who 3
would hope to be elected to the
convention by pandering to the
prejudices of the ignorant voters.
We are not endeavoring to enact
National reforms now; State in
terests claim our attention. The bt
latter are paramount to all others %,
with us. They are the most mo- of
mentous that have engaged the
people tfor years, if ever before, ti
and as such they demand the ev
earnest attention of the patriotic if
element of our people, regardless C4
of politics.-Mansfield Journal. ei
Correct as to principle, Brother in
McClanaghan, but not as to men,
we think. At first blush we would
say that Senator Caffrey is not the C
man we want in the convention. lii
Bishop Galloway, of the Metho- PI
dist Episcopal Church, South, in ti
addressing the class about to be P
ordained deacons in the South
west Missouri Conference, warned
the pastor who would toy or trifle
with an immortal spirit seeking a
higher Christian experience, and
said that the most uncomfortable
man is the preacher face to face
with a soul seeking an experience c
which the preacher himself does not
possess. The warning should be a
sounded forth every where.-Wes
The prize ring-under the guise
of glove contest-has another vic
tim to its credit in New Orleans.
A young man who entered the
ring to win a purse that he might
put some improvements to his
household furniture, left it to go to
his death bed. t
The slayer-his opponent-has
been arrested charged with man
Of sou* 009 of this is the '
e business of the good men and
s women of our State. It is no affair
of theirs if these brutal exhibi
tions go on; if the grave yawns
e every time a contest takes place;
ic if the bosoms of our youths of our
S Commonwealth are filled with re
citals that leave their poisonous
influence on every occasion.
a' But soberly, in a God fearing
Id spirit, how much longer will our
1e Christian people, our moral pub
lic, leave our public morals a
,- prey to human ghouls on the sen
in timents of our girls and boys; as
-e prey to their unholy desires ?
- AMERICA ONE HI'NDRED YEARS
a There was not a public library
in the United States.
ad Almost all the furniture was im
le ported from England.
ce An old copper mine in Connecti
ce cut was used as a prison.
lot There was only one hat factory,
be and that made cocked hats.
s- Every gentleman wore a queue
and powdered his hair.
Crockery plates were objected
se to because they dulled the knives.
ic- A man who jeered at the preach
er or criticized the sermon was
A gentleman bowing to a lady
ht always scraped his foot on the
to Two stage coaches bore all the
travel between New York and
Ln- A day laborer considered him
self well paid if he received two
he shillings a-day.
THGM4 P4OG 13i$$
j -N or about the first day of November, TIil. I'Rc(;IGiSs will issll
a special Real Estate and Trale Edlition which will be one of
the most interesting, from a business point of view, that has ever
been gotten up in North Louisiana. It will contain a conhcisc write
up of all the the territory triblutary to Shreveport, giving interesting facts
and figures of its commercial, industrial and social features of impor
tance; being a brief history of all.
SIt will have the largest circulation of any edition ever gotten up in
the state outside of New Orleans.
It will be a most valuable advertising medium, and foreign busi
ness enterprises are attesting their confidence in it in this respect by
securing space, several contracts having already been closed.
THE PROGRESS intends to make our Shreveport business men
proud of this edition because it will be something that will talk and
tell business straight from the shoulder.
The Old Reliable
208 Milam Street.
WA full line of samples just received.
The whipping post and pillory
were still standing in New York sf
and Boston. b
Beef, pork, salt fish, potatoes U
and hominy were the staple diet
all the year around.
Buttons were scarce and expen
sive, and the trousers were fastened a
with pegs or laces. r*
A new arrival in a jail was set L
upon by his fellow prisoners and
robbed of everything he had.
When a man had enough tea he
placed his spoon across his cup to F
indicate that he wanted no more. ii
Leather breeches, a checked n
shirt, a red flannel jacket and a a
cocked hat formed the dress of an I:
The church collection was taken
in a bag at the end of a pole, with '
a bell attached to arouse sleepy i
contributors.-The Religious Tel
Prick the average man's inter
est and all his patriotism will ooze
out at the puncture hole. oe,
Last year William McKinley
said that in his judgment it was
better to open the mills of the
United States to home labor than
to open the mints of this country
to the silver of the world. There
are many others who didn't think
so then, but who have since
reached the same conclusion.
Lake Charles Tribune.
Would you mind turning the
conversation on the subject of
Pennsylvania coal strike, the issu
ing of the injunction restraining
men from peaceably assembling
and shooting down in cold blood
by wanton and cowardly mur
der of inoffensive men for simply
walking along the public road,
just for a minute, brother!
We would like so much to hear
you on tis subject. under McKin
Ope House TaUlorlng Uompany makes