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axperts ay Sycamore Is Nearly Four RAPI
Hundred Years Old and Good
,' for Century More.
"Old Sycamore," the giant on the e R
place of James Hill at Wheatley, L. I., tne
which recently won the "biggest tree lna.
on Long Island" contest conducted by dria
Normal Taylor of Brooklyn Botanic the R
gardens, was born only 57 years after late
Columbus landed at San Salvador, in Asso<
1492. It was eighty years old when perin
Hendrick Hudson first saw Long Is- of tl
land-in 1620. mde
This is the opinion of Mr. Taylor meat
and other experts who have examined
- the giant sycamore, the New York with
world states., Its age is estimated of
between 300 and 400 years, more likely parki
the latter, it is said. The trunknear attei
the ground is 24 feet in circumtence Sion(
and some of the limbs, half way up inter
even, are larger than the trunks of
many trees which claim to be patri- body
The height of "Old Sycamore" has 3,000
not been ascertained, but it towers a
over the landscape ,n lordly fashion. have
Mr. Hill says that 90 years ago the rave
place was-used by the county butcher pto
as his home. His beef, when slaugh
tered, was hung on chains from "Old
Sycamore's" limbs. One of the chains 14
was there when Mr. Hill bought the dri
During the past 105 or 120 years, Jeff
after the forest was cut away, soil mal
from neighboring hills was washed Iron
down and filled around the tree 4o a ent
depth of 15 feet. This was verified side
six years ago, Mr. Hill says, when a who
tree expert gave "Old Sycamore" the uW'
first doctoring of its life. by 1
The tree is said to be in splendid joy
condition and good for a century or T
so more. sup
FOLLOWED SEA FIFTY YEARS n
Retired Commander Has Many Storie pr
of Adventure Accumulkted During
Half Century ort Ocean. FU|
Capt. 3. W. Christie, formerly com
mander of the White Star Dominion A
liner Canada, has retired after sailing cia
the seas for 51 years.
Captain Christie first went to sea
when only ten years old and during t
the next half century participated in ata
many interesting experiences. an
In 1877, while still an apprentice, he wa
served on the old sailor Seaforth, when ter
that vessel was employed to carry the th
famous Hudson's Horse from India to
the Dardanelles at the time of the
Russo-Turkish war. The fleet of trans
ports reached their destination, and tw
landing native troops to occupy I
Cyprus, they found the Turks in- tn
trenched close to the beach and were n
forced to commence debarkation under an'
fire. The youthful apprentice was D
given charge of a spirited horse, and de"
mounted on its bare back swam his Ini
steed toward the beach and the Turks. th<
SThe animal, according to the captain's b
account of the affair, reached shore
well ahead of a'l competitors and then, $2
despite the earnest efforts of its rider, te
dashed headlong toward the Turkish f
lines. Pull as he might, nothing
would check the beast's ardor, until
one of many bullets from the n- ca
trenched enemy struck it and turned
it again toward the sea. The appren
tice regained his ship In safety, none C
the worse for his unusual experience,
but with a strong and lasting distaste
for international complications.
Wood and Furniture.
There are thousands of different
species of wood In the world, but no
two square inches are alike. The same
wood may be plain-sawed or quarter
sawed, but there will be a world of
difference in the two. No one inch in
a board Is like another. Nor will you
ever find two pieces of wood of the
Trees are developed very much as
a human being Is developed. They t]
have vertical pipes or pores which "
carry water and modicums of mineral
through their trunks and limbs, just s
Sas the blood feeds the human body. c
' There are no products in the world a
whose history will compare with a
those fashioned from wood. Civllla
tion itself has evolved along with the <
evolution of wood and its uses. Civill- (
cation would have Leen impossible <
without wood. Nations which have I
saecoeded most are those which have i
followed the hardwood belts.
And al these facts must be weighed j
when furniture and better furnished i
American homes are considered.
He Belonged There. 4 1
One evening- as my escort and I
were walking up toryn a car drove up
to the curb and stopped. Thinking It
was some of our friends who had
. stopped to pick us up, and seeing that
thb car was crowded, my escort
walked up to the car and said in a
cheery voice, "Do you think there's
room for both of us?"
"I'm afraid not," said the driver
of the car, a perfect stranger tq us
.-as were all the other occupanth of'
the car-and who was Ieqlrdy H
ping in front of his oawn house.
In our haste to depart ^*^
forgot to beg the. man's pSii
Furnisii 'the MHnems
When you start furnishing any room
in the house, it is necessary to begin
with a definite idea of what effect Is
wanted, what type of furniture will be
Sed to determin? general effect, to
- obtain a harmonlang whole.
1r' Y'o would not want to copy your
mml a -~ p neighbor's scheme because
S" dallty for your
b"·· time and ttak
RAPIDS8 PARISH 'T
HAVY STATS PARM n
Rapides parish prolises to hav i
the first public State park in Louis
lana. A meeting as held at Alaxan
dria recently where was organised 2
the Rapides Park Association, to affll
late with the Louisiana State Park
Association. V. H. Sonderegger, a
perintendent of the Forestry Division
of the Department of Conservation,
made an address on forestry and rec
leation parks, illustrating his talk
with moving pictures. This matter
of establishing public recreation
parks is one that has received much
attention at the hands of Commas
sioner Alexander, and he is deeply
interested in the movement.
It is the purpose of the Rapides
body in organizing the local park as
sociation to formulate plans to obtain
3,000 acres of land, to be dedicated
as a park in which reforestation may
have been practiced and the wild life
preserved and protested. The park is
to be a general recreation ground for
the ptblic, and a plot will be set
aside as a camp for tourists. Alexan
dria is about in the centre of the
State, and the park will be on the
Jefferson-Pershing highway, on the
main line of travel north and west
from New Orleans. There is at pres
Sent no public park in the State out
Sside those in the towns, and those
Swho desire to spend a day amid rural
e surroundings are continually annoyed
by trespass signs, which take all the
j loy out of an outing.
ir The Rapides park will be under the V
supervision of the forestry division S
of the Department of Conservation,
and that division will give especial
attention to the development and
demonstration of forestry and forest
FUR SEASON OPENS
WITH LIGHT RECEIPTS Ub
on A New Orleans buyer of furs d R
Sclares the receipts of skins in that
city has been the smallest ever known
Sat this time of the year. The same
In statement applies also to New York
and St. Lois, and is attributed to the
he warm and dry weather which bas In
M terfered with trapping. In Louisiana
e this cause was added to the fact that
t receipts have been cut down in New
SOrleans by the opening of the season
d two weeks later than usual.
py No one can make an intelligent es
tI Umate of the catch of tar-bearing
,, animals during the present season,
ir and eyen the flgures of last year are
Snot yet available, becase certain
ndealern took the matter of the tax
is into court; and though the state won
the case full payment has not yet
Sbeen made. The value of the furs on
which contention was made was about
S$2,250,000, and in addition to this set.
tlement was made on the following
Sfurs: Muskrat, 466,761 skins; opos
Ssum, 102,35; raccoon, 118,514; skunk.
n 6,928; mink, 86,48: otter, 278; civet
cat, 1,769; wild cat, 325; ring tailed
Scat, 24; fox, 415; wolL, 37. j
S Many trappers and fur dealers who
en- a license tags ot the Department of X
)ne Conservation in shipping furs in and
Ce out of the state and who are required N
te by law to return the stub of the tag
to the office of the department do not
seem to be aware that all that is nee
essary is to attach a one cent stamp
n to, the cas and mai it. for the stub
o bears the address. No envelope is
of THE REFORESTATION I
n OF CUT-OVER LANDS i
yo .u ---A
e Despite the hostility evidenced by
a few interested persons here and ;
he there in the State, the reforestatien fl
idea is growing rapidly in Louisiana, l
'1as indeed it is throughout the United
just States. The practice of forestry must
come some time. It it is begun now
id nature will do the wort t will only i
ith ask ordtinat protection in rtsrn. If I
Ixa- delayed nature will be powerless to W
the do the work, and human labor and
vvli- 4onslderable cost In money will be re- .
ble quired. The experience of the race
iave for thousands of years has been that
inve denuded lands become desert lands,
strildng examples of which are north
ed Africa and Asia Minor. Floods caose
hed immense damage as the trees dlsap
pear, and lumber becomes so searce
and dear that other material has to B
be found for bulldiu s
Id I The eie-tbat-eoa from the de
e up tructlon of fore cm h'e caued by
SIt leaving one or two seed trees to the
had acre and the protection of the grow
that Ing trees from fire. The cost Is in- I
ort finitesimal in comparison with the
in a benailt rulang. gt the are -afl
** l nons of aeres ofaa in the yellow
pine trritory of th county that can
Sbe put to 'o morb pztaMflta ls us a n
a the gtoWar of SP. T here.s a
tt of- great deal of land nowir i tforit a
K from which the treaf nate recatl
I been cut that ssn be profitably c€tl
vated for todd crops, and this should
B be put into agrteltura. But that land
that nas~i lnteanded ahoual be de
voted to f'rests and nothing els
should be r teireated ma atter I
om one of betns, a well as having an
begln sthbet iel. If lands are ited for
le yagr5l ' tey shoul be devoted to
11. to agle Mr Uforestation pays bet
ter ono r7 rear plot, reforest the
ur --lan -ea t·r new timber growth.
yar hl lying vacant that ca
- not MdLtably be devoted to agr
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B Typewriters I
I SOLD-RENTBD-REPAIRIED 1
S TYPEWRITER CO., Iac. .
M ALEXANDRIA, LA. U
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6P A RR TRT88 WOO
SAt Half Price and Less
„ Both new and used parts of
every decription for wl?
standard make of car.
SOrder By Mail from Anywhere.
DE GENERES BROS.
*l 12t J*da St. Brevepert. Ia.
) "We Wreck'em ad Sea the Partu
SLE IES "IeIt.
UuU V*ale .ime Us
NEW OILUAS, Like
a Happy and Prosperous
1600(l at s-Be6Pil M ii
A Eat Where the Eatin's Good
That's US .
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Supper-
any time, day or night--we serve
S the best, most wholesom6 food in
r I the city, at most reasonable prices
I School Boys and Oirls-
iI1 Eat Lunch With Us Every Day
de A. B. PERKINS, Manager
S Next Door to Economy Stere Co.. CoUa, La.
i ..; ,:o.::.s c, >iV:^I::S !B^:^:Ba
e fTORS ARE GIVEN
SPECIAL AT- x
i We examine the eyes. write the prescription and make the *
Glasses in our own shop. Norman's Glases Fit the Eye,
m Ithe Face, the Purse. Norman-made Glasse are Bettet 3
a YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE OUR SAR&ANTB
I Nicholas Norman, Optmetri~t X
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Sure Catarrh or Deafner caused by
Catrrh. We do not elsi to coe
any other disease.
HAIMB CATArtrH MEDICIN
isa liquid, taken intUrnaf, and
act through -the blood upon the
reducing the inflammation and re
storing normal conditions.
All Druggists. Circulars free.
F. J. Cheney a Co., Toledo, Ohia
18th Judicial District Court, Parish of
Grant, State of Louisiana.
Bonnie Morris. Tatrix, etc., vs. R. B.
By virtue of a Writ of Fieri Facias
inoed out of the Honorable Thirteenth
Judicial District Court and to me di
rected in the above numbered and en
titled suit, direeting and commanding
me to seie and sell the property of
defendant, I have seized and will offer
for sale at the principal fiont door of "
the courthouse in Colfax. La., between I
the hours prescribed by law for judici- .
al sales. on -
SATURDAY, JAN. 20, 192I ,
the following described property, seis
ed as the property of the defendant
A telephone system known as the ;
Verda Telephone Exchange, being a |
private telephone system rnninp from I
New Verd, La., to various neighbor
ing houses in the vicinity and connect
ing with the Cumberland Telephone I
Co. lines, oid system being located in:
Grant Parish, La.
Terms of sale-Cash, with the ben
efit of appraisement.
Colfax. La,, Dec. 8, 192.
L 0. CLINTON,
- Sheriff of Grant Parish, La.
HEMSTITCHING and Picoting At
tachment; superior device; fits any
sewing machine; attaches firmly' easly
adjusted. Price .00 delivere, with
complete instructions and samples of
work.. Orders -are filled promptly.
Superior Hemstitehing Attachment Co.
09 Starr Street, Corpus Christi, Tet.
SBUY THE BEST!
SWe allow from $1.00 to $3.00 for old tires
in exchange for new tires
! Economy Tire Shop
S815 Second Street -:- Al - eldrh IA*.
i Colfax MeatMarket
S - S. J. SIMMONS |
* Catering to the trade in
K, C. Beef Pork,Sausage, t.
SExpert meat cutter in charge
- y -
t A share of your patronage will bappreciated '
Also dealers in
SStaples Fancy Groceries
1 FRESH AND CILAN i
S Phone 72 and your orders will receive prompt
. and careful attentioan
Buick, Durant and Star
STORAGE AND ACCESSORIES
Auto Tire Company
Phone 531 1118 Third St.
Sl-- ---- 4 ';
If it's an
I Automobile or a Truck
S and can be repaired--We can Ix it
We don't ask you to let us be the judge. You mumit st on
the b ap d say it's right or we don't want your money.
Our harges will be as satisfactory -to yo as our services.
I .W edon't over-do eithe-ronea
2 ' •..We do who needC~ i
I, " a .. e a 'argte what's righ.. ....
jBreithaupt Motor.Co, nc.
Thid St., near I N. N Phole 974
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