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ENTERED AT THE NATCHITOCHES POST. OFFICE AS SECOND-CLASS MATTER. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING. H. L. BRIAN, - - - Editor. W. H. AREAUX, - - - Pnblisher. SUBSCRIPTION-One Year.................$1 00 Six Months .............. 50 Fontr Months ............. 40 FRIDAY, March ii, 1898. The only danger of a war with Spain is the breaking up of our Constitutional Convention. It is composed of lawyers and they would go out in the first company into the St. Bernard swamps. The Florida lFrishes exclaims: Will somebody please puncture the constitutionid tire and let the air escape? There is too much talk and not enough earnest work for $5 a day. Get down to busi ness; report a suffrage plan that is honest and just to all concerned; c adopt a few other laws, draw your per diem and adjourn. It is un necessary to say that they will ad journ a s the per diem is ex austed. The assurances our most distin guished consideration are extended n to Mr. Allan, shipbuilder, of Tyno, i, England. Mr. Allan ought to be an American, but as he is not he ti must be reearded as the highest V type of Englishman when he says: al "Within a month of hostilites h: breaking out, I wager the United States will have every town on the Spanish coast blown to atoms. I consider that America has some of 1 the very finest ships afloat, and I of know American sailors to be as fa good as any in the world."-Item. -R If you want to know how honest eo American citizens feel on this Cu- to ban matter read the March number of The New Time. It is refresh ing'after being compelled to read m the bank-inspired editorials in the gold-bug press to turn to the pages of The New Time. Forward us a year's subscription for this splen did magazine, on -*~ _an In case a lamp is broken and p° the oil spilled and set on fire, or ole if grease of any kind becomes ig- Pi nited, remember that water thrown the on it only spreads the oil. Smoth er souh flames with flour or sand or a heavy rug or piece of carpet. 5t1 If a person's clothing is on fire, all4 don't stop for water. Catch up a ert S rug, a blanket, an old coat, any- '68 thing heavy and of wool (which ignites more slowly than cotton), and envelop the victim. To re- thc member these things may some in , day enable you to avoid a fire or mi / save a life.-Farm and Ranch. cra LARGE SILVER CLUB ORGANIZED LAST WEEK 1N OPELOUSAS. 1 tioi Telargest clunb ever organized fro i -any purpose in Opelousas, the jeci Sparlih site of St. landlry, was the ing Yre. flver Club organized there cal last it lay, by Populists, Demo- thi srata free silver men of all of the I was tten up at the instance ant great addresses from ter ch nof the Dem- sho id Silver Re- in partiee issuaed a few weeks mu *gh ao-operation between ' parties in the c)ming ryv agaiast the gold mono- not *~ atlos were signed by to I ih!ading lawyers, editors to i um-eot that thriving the At'y. They read as fol- roai by: tthe, The Nation Chairmen feet siver ~ttier have is- the e ma he silver * eIthlis Club shall Yet koUwa a ree 8i l evei or the st. LouIs platfora are eligi. ma herein; Be it san that we pledge our- 4 rt t omlmee of party; Be it fur- nti this ; & bt. tooli ST. Constitulional Convention. PosT- This body of Ilawers principally. R. have been in session about 30 days, G and have gotten a suffrage bill far enough along to discuss it The Idiscussion will probably take 2 weeks more, as the lawyers are di .91 00 vided on the question. 4 The bill as proposed by the Suf frage committee, and doubtless de sired by Foster, provides for 10 different kinds of voters, classified with by the Times-Democrat as follows: our 1. The Educated Voter, that is is the voter who can read and write. bey He is the only one in the entire batch except the Woman Voter who is not illiterate. 2. The Property Voter-illiter us: ate but worth $300. ire 3. The Squaw Voter. the 4. The Papoose Voter. ich 5. The 1868 Voter. rk 6. The Could Have Been Voter --the fellow who might have voted in 1868, but did not think it worth while. 7. The Hereditary Voter. n- 8. The "Privileged "Dago" Id- Voter. 1 ,x. 9. The Woman Property Vo ter. 10. The 11, oman Proxy Voter. in- This would be a wonderful ar ed my to marshall at the polls, but it o is just what we have said all the he time Foster would do if not pre- 1, at vented-hold on to enough debauch- t 's: able and corruptible voters to keep (1 e him in office. II It will be noticed that an Amer- 6 ican citizen who came of age after of 1868, can't read and write, don't I own $300 of property, and has no F s father, wife or child who does, can't vote, but the "Dago," or oth st er foreigner can vote without any ti of these requirements. The poll si tax feature is also dropped out en tirely--'twould cost Foster too : much to run an election with that attachment. There is a bitter fight on over these differences, and the convention lip seems to be pretty evenly divided on them. The Times-Denmocrat to and the States are against the re- ca port of the committee with its 10 pc r classes of voters as above, and the el Picayune and Item seem to favor th them. If they would take the 1st, 2nd, qr 5th and 9th classes, which would fa allow all the educated, all the prop- P.r i erty owners, all the old solders of " 1 '68, and all the women property tee owersain tax elections, to vote; and do Sthen place the control of elections w in the hands of the people, we d might once more boast of a Demlo cratic form of government in Lou- a isiana. ml - I--* the Rome. pe Read our clipping on the ques- is tion of public roads, also the letter in from Mr. Winn, on the same sub- a. ject. Mr. Winn is one of the lead- d ing citizens of ward 6, and a typi Scal farmer, and his sentiments on de this question are the same as those lie of almost every citizen living in al the country. The farmers are to unanimous in their desire for bot tor roads, and they will lay their bet shoulders to the wheel of progress lic in no uncertain manner for this ser much-needed improvement. No We join Mr. Winn in the inqui- the ry of why the parish convicts are but not worked on the public roads sat according to law. The parish has km to feed them, and if they were put to work, more of them wohld pay the fine. 1 They could be worked on all the a 5 roads leading into town, putting a these into such a fine state of per- l fection as to benefit every man in vet the parish who has to travel over t them. This could be done for 10 miles out in every direcotion, and a yet bring the convicts into the jail every night, and thus cost very m little extra expense. We shall have more interesting 1 matter on this subject next week, yet and would like to hear from the has friends of progrees all over the tud parish. We must never let up An until much is accomplished along mal this line, not Spain hurriedly withdrew her a demand for Lee's recall from Cu- e b&. We ouod not understand this sudden baekdown of the proud and C warlike Spm nrds, until Adjutant 'st Flemnin told -usa tbhat the latchi- ye. tsk Militi had met the riglt ton beoem tsukid. their servioces sel $I e ,-ba May Bc War. ply. . Sain asked our, government eys, enily this week for the recall of' far Gen. Lee, our representative. in rho Cuba, when Pres't. McKinley 2 promptly refused it, then Spain di- hastened to deny that it was a de mand, andi withdrew the request. uf. But so strong are the symptomns of de- war, in the face of the undoubted 10) proof continually increasing to show 10t! that the Maine was blown up by : Spaniards, that every preparation t is is being made for the worst. Con ite. gross, on Wednesday, voted 850, ire 000,000 for the national defense ter without a single dissenting vote from Republican, Populist or Denm er- ocrat, and the Senate was equally strong in support of the nation's honor and defense. War has not been declared, and :er may not be, but our relations with ed Spain are so strained that no one th would to surprised at such an an nouncement at any moment, so o our government is cooly, caluly preparing to meet any emergency. 0- And it is gratifying to note the absolute unanimity with which our r. whole people come together at the r- moment their country is insulted it or imperilled. Political difteren. he ces, however bitter in the past, are comlpletely buried, and tall par h- ties and factions rally together nun P der the Stars and Stripes fotr the honor and integrity of our United r- States forever. ,r t The Artful Dodger. o Editor Caucasian: New Orleans. March 4.-You will have noted that the constitu Y tional convention has got into a 11 snarl, which seems to be inextrica I. ble, on the suffrage question. An o explanation of this is quite easy. Gov. Foster, a shrewd and utter ly unscroupulous politician, whose personal interests outweigh with e him all consideration for the pub- wi n lie good, is bound hand and foot 1 by the ward bosses of this city. The latter are opposed to a poll u tax qualification for suffrage be cause it will disfranchise a large t( ) portionof the Dago element of the a' a city, and they absolutely control the executive of the State, whose abject slave he is. For a like rea son, the ward bosses, and conse Squently "his excellency," are in he I favor of the clause which gives hb preference to the illiterate for- "t eigner over the illiterate native. CL There is no telling how the con- " test will end. There would be no doubt on the suibject if it werecl waged between the solid country delegation, backed by a few hon est members fromn the city, were it not that Gov. Foster can control a formidable number of country e members, who are influenced by j the question of spoizi, past or pros pectivQ, p One would suppose that there m is nothing in the future for Foster, in wvhom many of his supportersM and so-called friends have no con fidence anl for whom they, on the contrary, have a supreme con tempt, but those who so think un d(lerrate the cohesive power of pub lic plunder. That astute individu al is laymun the pipes for election i1 to the United States Senate, and te for the accomplishment of this end fri he would balk at nothing-would lh hesitate at no sacrifice of the pub lic interest. Of course, his sub- le servient tools and boot licks in in North Louisiana and other portions tu of the State will set this down to the score of factional animosity, th but it is a damning truth all the on same, and they in their hearts, a know it to be so. wi iWHITE LEAGUER. _de The Onachita parish election for let a 5-mill tax in aid of the Monroe c and Natchitoches railroad was held last Saturday, and resulted in a Ei vote of nearly 4 to 1 in favor of cit same, both in numbers and proper ty, The election for same in the city of Monroe, comes off Monday, g i and is conceded to be almost 80 unannioous. This will start the thl work on this road shortly. i The March New Time is the best er, yet. Read what Editor Adams vi' has to say about McKinley's atti tude in the Cuban matter. The American people at last have a magazine of the first class which is tri not afraid to tell the truth. Send . us your subscription--one dollar a t year-or avail yourself of our me clubbing rate of $1 60. hl - ------ to Our friend J. R. Borland, who sta "btuck type in this office about a year ago, has leased the Washing ton (La.) Post, and now signs him. self Edi'r. and Prop'r. His first su issaue is a crditable sheet. va' ent Editor Populist: I of 1111 no newslpa.)'r orreporll( in ent, but I see in your pajp,1r c:f the 4th inst. anl artic'le (on goo(d rads, ley which I think is a step in the right f direction. I do think our public rle- roads are the next thin- to a dis t. grace to our coun'try. While I am of not abl,e to give a Ibetter system of ll, 1improvingl our roads, I know the present is very (lefective. YO(I ,, Speak of a road machine which by might le employed. I think that on is ta g(oo suggrestion, and I will )11. add iii connection with the ma , chine, ti'hat we have a law enacted that we may work our parish con victs on the public roads. To make Ite my position plain, I will call your nl- attention to the proceedings of our ly courts. I was on the jury two is years ago, and there was no less than 15 or 20 negroes arraigned before the court for carry conceal ed weapons and other minor of tl fences, and the penalty was fron ie $10 to ,20( and costs, or in default ni of payment of the line, they were Ro given 20 days in jail, without beno tit of hire. Now that is as (good a thing as they want; they lay in jail 3' 20 days and are fed by the parish. e What does that class of people .1r care for the disgrace of imprison ie went, so they get fed and have d nothing to (10? You can readily t see that such cases as the above cost the parish a right snug little Ssum of money. I think it frll bIet r- ter to make them pay the tine by I- wor1ing the pbll)hic roads. le I hope the local plress, at least, wd will agitate this good roads ques tien until we det a plan on foot that will vastly improve our roads. Fraternally yours, R. A. M. WINN. Publish Iiiy Letter. - So That Women May Know Where to Find Relief. Such is the request of Mrs. L. M. Haynes, Springfield, Mo. (General delivery). A part of Mrs. Haynes' letter reads as fol lows: "1 wrote to you in May, 1897; I was about to give up forI had the best four doc tors in the city and they could not cure me. My disc a s e was femal / / weakness. I .I had been troll bled with it for five years. Four and a half bottles of Pe-ru-na cured nue. I hilpe all suffering women will take Pe-ru-na:. I know it will cure others also. I cannot praise Pu-ru-na enough." Bear in mindl that female w'rak ness is pelvic estarrhb, to which women are l)eculiarly liable, 11and( from which few are entirely ex empt, Pe-rn na cur'es catarrh wherever located. "Health and Beauty," a Iook ulovotetd to the pI)hase of catarrh peculiar to wo men, will be sent free to any womlan by The Pc-rn-na D)rug Manufacturing Companly, Colunm bus, Ohio. BOBELIiNE. (Shreveport Times.) Robehne, March 8--Miss Annie March~, our popular young music teacher, visited relatives andd friends in Many the latter part of last week. Mr. W. W. Page, one of our leading merchants, who has been in New Orleans several days, re turned home on Sunday morning. Mr. J. E. Buvens, who is one of those travelinlg salesmen that find our town a pleasant place to have a cosy little home in, spent Sunday with his family. Misses Annie and Carrie Chlil ders and their brother, Master Joee left for New Orleans a few days Ai sincee to join their parents, who re- co cently moved to that city. Mr. 8. A. Baeird, of thile Boyce Enterprise, spelnt Saturday iu our tr city. His mission was to make ar. in rangements to establish a newpa- te. per here and we learn that he re ceived sufficient encouragement to give it a trial and that the first is- 1 sue will be ready for distribution tri the latter part of next week. wi Mr. Fletcher Tetts spent Sunday with his parents in Many. Dr. J. B. Parrott and his broth er, Mr. J. O, Parrott of Zwolle, are F< visitors to our town to-day. Mr. E. B. Jordan, one of our en terprising merchants, left for New Orleans on Sunday evening. Ponder 8. Carter made a flying D. trip to Natchitoches Monday. St Mr. M. B. ktille made a business trip to Many to-day, A number of our fellow towns men who have much leisure time have turned pportsmen and seem to have avety good tiime, notwith standing the scarcity of game. the A few bales of cotton are still an coming in every week. r of Subscribe for and read the Lou- y s5iNa POPULIST, $1 a year, in ad vance. Tho WEt ETo VOTHERS. ic WE ARE ASSERTING IN THE COURTS OUR RIGHT TO THE is- EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE WORD " CASTORIA," AND "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," As OUR TRADE MARK. of I, DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Hyannis, Massachusetts, h was the originator of "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," the same 1 that has borne and does now c on every ,t bearthefac-simile signature of 4e ,r 4 wrapper. 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