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VOL. XIV. LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, JULY S13, 1901 NO.0,
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wrT 0303GW WESTON TOWUSUND.
bra t % swsca,
It vas a dingy, uninviting place, but t
the centre of interest twice each day.
-tibis railroad station consisted of a I
ar:row platform and small house, I
"rhere the station agent, telegraph
perator and baggage master, all in t
0e, :.d his offices. Dust and sand
Say alt around. The long road twisted i
Its way into town and contrasted un
bvo,- ly with the straight, smooth,
-mrnltg rails that led up and down
romh the platform, as true as an ar
Pow, until they met in a tiny point,
iOe where the sun rose every morn
(.g, and the other lust where it I
Sopp9'1 ':-ond the horizon in a ball
t: che 0: ca night
Once in a while the telegraph instru
ment, half hidden behind the desk
~ni a st:rong wire screen, clicked hesi
tat:ng'v, end then ran on in a chatter
iF.z sort of way that was friendly, even
If cue did not understand what it
Se.td on the settee near the open
Gccr were two persons. One was a
lyonth of perhaps 18 summers, tall 'for
~is age. and his face. neck and arms
tirncd to Indian hue. He was as strong
.as an ox in build. His head was
c-nnecd with a shock of sandy red
bair, and his clothes were old and
-:tggrl. Ills face wore a placid ex
g;r eion except when he spoke; then
1..; eyes brightened, and they grew as
Secn as a squirrel's. He sat watching
,I e ticker behind the wire- screen,
chewing a straw, while his companion,
a girl of 16, looked from the open win
d3w up the track, expectantly. t
Soor. there came to their ears the
ns:;lilar sound that creeps along the I
¬ila, growing louder and louder until I
i. brats a rhythm. It was the signal f
e the approaching train, and both
a:.se and went out on the platform.
Thi girl was well formed, but poorly
c'ud; her face told a tale of hardships
aid suffering, yet the features were I
The engine passed with steam es
caping and brakes grinding, and at
lest stopped short just beyond the
roadway, puffing as though exhausted
with its long run. It was a good sized
t: sin, composed of freight and passen
ger coaches. Toward the latter the
S:th and girl made their way.
"Do yer see him?" asked the girl,
ncd the liand that held her brother's
"No, I don't an' I won't believe in
";m till I do. either," he replied.
There were but few that alighted
-om the train. One was a stranger,
; was easy to discern by his eastern
upearance. Three or four were citi
:r"s returning from a trip to the next
,fwn 40 miles up the line. There was
-other, and on one at first seemed to
:tlice him. He was not exactly a
,ranger, if appearances counted for
-ything. His manner was peculiar.
'i; whole make-up was shifty. His
-re were restless and his gait was
'stang. He glanced from left to right.
hifting his gaze qulckly from one to
'nther, as though trying to fathom
: st how far he might walk down that
ih:tform without being stopped. It
":s plain to see that he was anxious
oa get away from the crowd.
The girl saw him first, and broke
from her companion with a glad cry.
She went straight up to the stranger,
and placed her hand gently on his
"Is this dad?" she said.
He started like a frightened animal.
His grizzled face turned pale for a mo
ment, then he found his voice.
"Reckon 'tis. Is this sis?"
The voice was not unkindly, and for
answer the girl slipped her hand into
pis, and turned to And her brother.
he was standing just behind, silent
ad steady, watching the pair.
u)Dork, she ezlehamad. "this is dad.
b dit set shke?"
Wt D ~ ov shoved a big brown
hs father. It wenta out
e is heaa eye was search
m So took aon that r a
lad his hod was
. TBs mreed to
M*rip it? What yea
see eashed aer
(ih wai to the rwr of
1Cr iu t was wet.
• tria-t mtpS)' so ase to th
thBm It weisd around. a4 amade
St tee ts IS Ipa.s -abt.eo h*
- he t~se were the oot Mils of
"#' t@ s wbtl seeme so
PSe1p*IS.elss sat hsd mles away.
,v- C * kawel4fbo a rude ubabs.
~(*Ot~5flV t h blafes in th vietnlty
*ske 1ba ew s - n sl ossufrt lesh
l-it, The pitt aogSwg kg* to th
Dues eas patmay man
(bee mas Ja1 as tBe*w ee man
wA asheot t salpt there 0m3 a pt
Upl be bnees; resas the wed I
(iav.e , es wh reiat st*ay had
ot the 31*1, who was trutr ga~r in
Ih retwa o bar athes, ealed et
Ss #is~ts dd, le's i.e' oems
* l) asort aid halt bowed
so te galtattosm tn he
blestap i tt. sadde. sad a
ale was ter hav' $20. an' me, ben' a
gurl an alone, ter hav' $50, an' fer yer
to hav' what was left. We've allers
kept it tight in under ther chimley
shelf, jest waitin' fer yer comin', fer
ma sed you'd be back some day, sure.
We used 82 onct. Was hard pushed,
warn't we. Dorsie?"
Dorsie nodded, but his keen eyes
were watching his father. The father
spoke, and it seemed an effort to
"I've gut nuff fer me. Youse can keep
it in thet ther chimley. I don't want
The girl was silent. Perhaps she
cared less for the money, although it
was needed, than for one little word,
some little show of interest from this
man whom they welcomed home as
father, in her and her departed
mother. Surely he would ask some
questions about her last illness-how
they managed to live, and the priva
tions they had gone through with.
Disappointment was plainly written
on her face as she arose from the
table, crossed the room and from a
shelf took down a faded photograph.
She mechanically brushed it with her
apron and placed it before the man.
"She had thet there taken nigh on
ter three years ago. It's purty good,
only she loqked allers more pleasant.
She was cheerful-and good, too."
'Dorsie gave a furtive glance at his
sister and saw that her eyes were
swimming with tears. He never
could talk or bear to hear her talk of
their mother. The father shuffled his
feet on the uneven floor, carelessly
glanced at the photograph. and say
ing he would take a look about,
slouched out at the open door.
.When Dorsie returned some time
afterward, he found his sister at the
table, her head on her arms. crying as
if her heart would break. Dorsie felt
badly enough, but when it came to ex
pressing himself, he simply could not
do it. so he started for the door. Then
he hesitated, turned and looked at the
forlorn figure and went silently over to
her, placing a big brown hand on her
shoulder. He stood there until her
sobs subsided, then he spoke.
"It's tough, sis. He's a poor an. an'
I hope he won't stay here. I can't
breathe wheg he's in ther same room
He stopped and looked around the
cabin undecidedly. He wanted to say
more to comfort her, but he'd said
considerable for him. He waited.
She lifted her wet face to his.
"Oh, Dork, ef he'd only sed jes' one
leetle word 'bout ma-jes' a leetle
somethin' kind-it would seem easier.
But he's so hard, and he looks so
orful." And she hid her face again
and sobbed aloud.
She must have dropped into a weary
sleep, for an hour after she still sat
with her arms on the table, her head,
with its tangle of brown hair, resting
Upon them. The shadows were deep
ening, and just as the moon was rising
above the sandy stretch that lay in
front of the doorway, a man stealthily
crept through the open door, crossed
the creaking floor, and approached the
mantel shelf. A muttered oath, fol
lowed by a half stifled cry of exulta-.
tion, then somethinz was knocked
from the shelf and fell to the floor
with a crash.
The girl jumped up quickly, just as
the moonlight flooded the dingy room.
She was half afraid, then as she saw
who the intruder was, and that he was
looking at the photograph of her de
parted mother, she forgot her sorrow.
Her father was forgiven. He left the
house soon after, and she stood at
the doorway, watching him go down
the road with a happy smile. Why
should she know that he was heading
for the nearest tavern. He had been
warned to keep away from this town,
but he had something now in his
ragged shirt that he knew well would
guard him against any serious deten
tion, beside giving to him the amuse
meat he craved.
When Dorasie came home he found
the trl troubled.
"DorLk, that ther money behind ther
shelf has gone. Jes' mist It as I was
a goe' tar count out dad's pai_ He's
been here, an' I was asleep, an when
I woke up he was a 'stanin' by ma's
plietur, alookin' at it, an' I guess he
felt purty bad, too."
Dorsle's face grew dark.
"Which way d'he go. sis?"
"Downa the road ter town."
Deim ripped out an oath. and went
through the doorway like an unbridled
e0t. He knew fust where to go, and
when he burst into the crowd at
Meutle's place, where the toughest
lelaet for miles Laround congregated
ovrry nlght, he saw his father sitting
at oee ade of the card table, steadily
deallg the pack; the uneasy and
shiftig manner was sone. Evidently
this was his element. He was per
feetly at homre.
Doele pushed his way into the
'e~res. elbowing the boys right and
left until he reached the centre, and
when the pambler glanced ap from
th ame it was to look into a wel
aimed revolver and see behind its
steady barrel the lahiurng eyes full of
"Toes a thet there cash. ther whul
eightyr, and be quick, too!"
It was a tight box for the gambler,
fer.aene etaid see that Dorsie meant
tusieei All his ife thi man had
gsambled, Ind it was no new thing for
him to be is a place where he must
lose verything Just because some mee
had the aper hrand. So it was with a
smooth tone and with an expressboa
et nlaJred innocence that he met the
"Why, . Dlork what's thee matter?
w egt ano money 'cep whet's mie,
ad I 'Sow u'nll Ret me ha,' hL
What's up eanyiw"
?he alm wree, the injurd ar. ha
i itr sete ad as 010 DeiSge Us wink
t thou wise al ash at IIght sttdight at
isj breat. th whe w lro sIMe
de- a in the - adoem
b"· 1UWS VS
soon became a sort of second nature
to act on the slightesa imrulse, and
so, when the shot had been *red there
was instant confusion, and the gam
bler went out of a back window and
was astride a fast horse and a good
distance up the road before "the
crow(l" were half aware of it. Still.
as ruick as he was, the boys never b
allowed the grass to grow under their IF
feet on an occasion like this. It was a ls
good three miles to the station, and 11 S
was almost train time. Both pursued fi
and pursuers knew this, and it wu sl
the train or nothing for the fieeing w
man. It would be useless to make any
stand, or try to evade his followers
in this open country, but if he could
catch the train as it rolled out of the tl
station, he was safe. t
As though to spur them to greater I(
exertions, they could hear the locomo- .1
tive's shrill whistle as it neared the li
town. It was dark, with the moon a
hidden behind the clouds so it would l
be a comparatively easy matter for aI
man to throw himself from his horse c
and upon the outward moving train, ji
and get away without a bullet in him, g
if-well, of course there was always ii
an "if" to be considered in such cases. c
There was no shouting, no unneces c
sary noise, nothing but the quick hoof
beats and the breathing of the horses
as the boys rushed along in pursuit,
but every man had his eyes on that
dark object flying in advance, and
every man knew what would happen n
even if the fugitive reached the train a
ere they did.
The train was Just gathering head- b
way as the runaway turned the sharp v
turn at the station and his horse's i,
hoofs plowed into the sand and dust. e
He slid so deftly and easily from his 1
lunging mare that the pursuers could ti
with difficulty make him out against a
the train's dark background. In a f,
moment more he would reach the b
middle coach. He dared not wait for $
the last one, as the train's speed was e
increasing uncomfortably now. He
reached out his arm, his ragged and
torn shirt sleeve showin. dimly tl
against the coach. Perhaps he stum- a
bled-one never can tell what occurs I
at such times-but simultaneously 11
there were two distinct and sharp re- b
ports, and the gambler had played his
The train never stopped. It wasn't
worth while. The boys gathered
around the huddled up heap in the
centre of the track as the signal lights
on the rear car were disappearing in
the distance. One stooped in a busi
ness-like way and fumbled among the
torn shreds of clothing and recovered
what remained of the stolen fund.
Then the boys held a little conference.
Sis was bending over the cot where- ii
on lay Dorsie stretched at full length.
The boys had just pulled up at the
door. Quietly they gathered about the
"Oh, he'll pull through, but it's at
mighty close shave."
Then the leader went up to sls. His
rough features looked less hard than 7
usual and his keen eyes glistened.
"Sis," he said, "Here's yer money.
He's gone ter parts unknown, an' t
won't be back right away, either. so t
don't yer worry. We'll settle with the t
He dropped into her brown palm a
wad of bills that must have counted
out pretty rich. The boys never did
things by halves.-Waverley Maga
.UAINT AND CURIOUS
In medieval times not only were
living prisoners ransomed by their
friends, but a ransom was demanded
even for the bodies of those in action.
A Pennsylvania school boy, because
of bad conduct, was sentenced by the
educational board to banishment from
the town, the board reserving the
right to have him arrested should he
The town of Eatonville, Fla., has
1200 inhabitants, with not a single
white among them. It has a futall quota
of officials, a bank and other business
establishments requisite'in a town of
The first currency issued by the 1
whites within the limits of the United
States wuas wampum, which was adopt
ed by the Massachusetts colonists in
1607 in their intercourse with the-'
The meost durable paper Is made by
a guild near NankinL Chint, which
supplies the government of that mn
pire the leaves of its omfln doa
meats. Some of these are over a
1000 years old.
Crowded though th. ocean may be
becoming the iron four-msted smilig
ship Afghanistan managed to maske a
seven months' voyage from San-'ra.
cisco to Liverpool withut beag
spoken by another vessL Not a word
was heard of her from her departure
till she sailed up the Merseyo a (w
A oeose os tbe arm of Mr. Wanis
Olrfach Man, Soeth Waee, reached
the extraorditnar ae aof 41 years last
spring. Up to 10 yearS ago this goose
laid reagularly, and has hatched and
brought up hundreds of goslinas. For
some time now she has not mixed with
or taken any notlee of the other geese
and the solituary ourne of the poor
od uig towart the aend of its long
and useftl e is Ipathetie to behod,
almthog he is trated with every
klase.s Wy he hid-hearted owner,
It i r rmred an thb coiunt that
the craow priane at Geranmn. whose
sleierly batitn eaet Laeth much
i tavrehs eomment durin his short
stay ra in3Lsad, he eatnally Wnre in
iove with one of the yrogst rand
Sdamughters of the late Ouen Victoriak
gIse gri ln ~esetesm is eay 14 years
ol, so' hat 0 wdeils setutrse
a re uutped faer me tlme to oese
I.b h the amy te e thr the r
coutpe have nean farmar betrothee
to oe ianoer jt the mieint and4
pr' goval at bth the kIg and ths
! German e .pe .r The pricess s an
I attrasutie Wami. and is the
I IauM at ae S at meet popuar
I nm Uun i asd.
I- w t iay
Sqrt"k h i Clr
To Drive Arts from the Lawn.
FlAe coal ashes aprinkled about the 11
burrows of ants will cause them to
leave. Ashes may be used on the
lawn without injury to the grass.
Sifted ashes are best, but those fresh
from the stove, shaken from the stove
shovel, will answer the purpose very
well.-Ladies' Home Journal. e
Some one expresses an opinion that
the scab on potatoes is worse where
the ground is packed solid or is al
lowed to crust over. If this is true it
should be less abundant where a
strawy manure is used than where
commercial fertilizers are used, which
is not often the case. A soil made i
loose and porous by having green rye a
or a heavy grass sward plowed under
just before the seed is planted will
grow potatoes free from scab almost
invariably, but we think that the de
caying vegetation kills the fungus that
causes the scab.
Good Pare Bred Sheep.
The country is full of good grades.
They are what most breeders must
content themselves with. In the great
majority of instances they are just t
as profitable to the owners, and in
many cases even more so than the
best. Not quite as much money is in- a
volved possibly, there is far less risk t
in breeding and raising, and in the
end just as much percentage of profit. 1
It would be out of the question to at- 1
tempt to limit such a class of sheep
within certain cash values. There is
far too much difference in the various
breeds. It would seem, however, that
$40 to $50 ought to buy a ram good
enough for the average pure bred
flock. There are hundreds bought and i
sold for less. The superfine is a class I
that does not materially effect the
average farmer, and sheep breeder.
In pricds this class has practically no
limit. It is made up ef sheep of the
best quality and are consequently i
what may be called the "best" in 1
sheep breeding. Their excellence lies
in qualities that are far beyond mar
Sun Bath for Horses.
Sunshine is needed to keep horses
in vigorous health and spirits. To 1
keep them shut up in a dark stable
month in and month out is not the 1
right treatment. Joseph Cairn Simp
son gives as one cause of the superior- I
ity of California horses the vivifying I
effects of the rays of the sun of that
climate. He claims that the superior
nerve force of California horses is at
tributable in a large measure to the
bright rays of the. sun. In his natural
state the horse has abundant light
and fresh air and bright sunshine. 1
When deprived of these he necessarily
loses a part of his vigor.
In connection with every stable
there should be a lot protected in win- 1
ter as much as possible from the pene
trating winds in which stable horses
may be turned to obtain sun baths and
pure ' air and needed exercise
I whether the horses are driven or not,
In this lot they can roll and disport
themselves at pleasure. In warm days
a couple of hours enjoyed by each
'horse daily will prove very healthful
and invigorating. The Rural World
most earnestly recommends to stable
men the necessity of a lot on the south
side of the stable if possible, into
which horses may be turned on pleas
ant days to secure sun baths and
fresh air and freedom from restralat.
- -Coleman's Rural World..
Feeding Stook e Seort rdtles.
It is an easy matter to feed stock
when fodder is plenty, but when there
is a shortage, it becomes a serious
matter with farmers of how to length
en the haymow and what stock can
!best be sold. It is generally unwise
to sell young stocin which will soon
come into profit, yet this is often done.
A few good facts on this subject are
laid down by Secretary B. Walker Mc
Keen in a recent baulletin of the Maine
SI board of agriculture, who says:
I Rigid selectldh must be the motto of
!the successful stock fieder. Let us
* look our herds over carefully, ream
SI bering that a good animal is cheap at
any price and that a poor animal is
dear at any price Belect aecordingly.
SPlace the poor ones son the market to
h the best possible advantsage, either for
what they will bring uas they are, or
by feeding and selliag outielves.
Parchased sragias must, of course
come into use, but they must be pur
chased and fed jadicioUily. J~et the
roots, the vegetable wastes h&d e~ery
thlng about the farm. do their .tll
Sshare in supplementing the bas and
strars di the farm. Do not forget
that an ounce of digestible fo9d nal
d trients in straw Is uas valuable as it
is in the best of hay and that if the
Sstraw is fed so that it is readily estesn
its full value will be secured.
Let us at forget that every thing
that grows upon the earm that has
ant food value can be used. to sood
advantage if properly fed, that in
nearly every instance where trouble
Sfrom using any of these articles the
Sfault is with the feeder and not with
Sthe food. At pricest that often prevail
outs are an economical gratn ration.
SThey make the best of food for bauild
Slug bone and mIasole. and for making
milk. Cornmeal is the cheapeet pro
dueer of beef. A combination of the
Stwo, with amall amounts of cottonseed
or gluten added, will make the best
and most economical purchased graitn
ration. Where the silo is illed with
wt ell-eared corn. the gra bill will be
Nreduced and the full number of at
mals eca be maintained.
SWe aed to kmow an old lady who
said that a housem without say owers
around it always leaked "readful
lonesomh." It certainby does have a
sort of dmeserted and aegsleetes Ioh,
if there oe s piants tn either door
yard or Ela(D* ma .the farmer has
a ttleezeamse o Sit MIlris few plas
e to brighten up his preats sad sive
t atopch of olor to them. There are
the d-h ashtened easid i4
mignonette, petds. waoMtifa all of
which mare franglrat ~ a:iarlum both
'darf sad dalmM(aI, \balsa even the
b aboy .arnigds sluia, pvmsiies. cm.
reopsils and the morning glories
cover some fence or buildliru Seed of
any of these can be bought for a few
cents, and if the flowers are not kept
too closely picked they will seed the
ground so that really they may be
called perennial. A little more trou.
ble to sow seed in the house, or a
little expense for plants, will give the
asters, verbeas. pinks,' salvias and
stocks, and the various pelargonium
The- there are the bulbs, peony,
dahlia, gladiolus, and the many differ
ent lit: ' cannas and tuberose, all
easy of cultivation, none very expen
sive, and with such powers of renewal
or increase from roots than in a few
years one may have them to sell or
We would by no means neglect to
have roses, and there are the old
standards and the newer competitors
for pop!lar favor, the climbing Ram
blers, in crimson. pink and. yellow, so
loaded with blossoms and such vigor
ous growers that each bush is ""a
thing of beauty" the entire season.
The ritOeckia or golden glow, like
a double sunflower, and the double
hollyhocks, like the dahlias, are a lit
tie more to be admired as a back
ground for smaller plants than in the
front, yet if "distance lends enchant
ment to the view," they are well
worthy of a place, when perhaps they
may serve to conceal some less pleas
ing object, and the sunflower, from
the mammoth to miniature, may also
serve a good purpose in this way.
In shoft, we could make out quite
a lipt, none of which we should want
to be without if we were once more
back on the farm, where we could
have room for a few plants and a few
bush fruits and a few chickens. We
might be richer than we are now, but
we think we would feel so.-American
Destruction of Weds.
According to a bulletin issued by
the department of agriculture interest
is being shown at a number of agri
cultural experiment stations in the
possibility of weed destruction by
means of chemicals. It is said that
as long ago as 1895 it was found at
the Vermont station that the orange
hawkseed, a serious pest in pastures
and meadows, could be destroyed
without injury to the grass by sowing
salt over the land at the rate of 3000
pounds to the acre. Many experiments
have since been conducted at the
same station with other chemicals for
the eradication of weeds in walks,
drives, etc. Among the chemicals
tested were salt. copper sulphate, ker
osene, liver of sulphur, carbolic acid,
arsenic and salsods. arseniate of soda
and two commercial weed killers, the
active principle of which apparently
was arsenic. The weeds which is was
sought to destroy were plaintains,
dandelion, chicory, ragweed, knotweed
and various grasses. All the chemi
cals were applied in solution except
the salt. As in the case of the hawk
weed experiments, salt was found ef
ficient in destroying all the weeds
when applied dry and in large quan
When salt is used for this purpose
adjacent lawns should be protected
against washing, or they may be in
jured. Crude carbolic acid, one pint
in four pints of water, applied at the
rate of eight gallons per square rod,
was very emicient. The various arsen
ical preparations proved valauble as
weed destroyers, and choice between
them was largely a matter of expense.
"All things considered," writes the
author of the bulletin, "the arsenate of
soda and the carbolic acid solutions
proved the' most valuable chemicals
for weed destruction under the condi
tions of these experiments."
A series of experiments in weed
destruction in fields of growing grain
has been carried on at the North Da
kota and other stations, as well as at
many places abroad. Several years
ago, in France. it was aceidentally
found that a soultion of blue vitriol
destroyed charlock, or wild mustard
plants. Acting upon this, experiments
have been conducted in France, Ger
many and England, where charlock is
one of the worst weeds in grain fields,
meadows and pastutres. The method
employed is to spray the crop with
solutions of blue vitroli yhlle the
weeds are young and not too well pro
Stected. While the results obtained
are in some respects conaflipting, dhe
best results have .been secured when
a two percent solution is sprayed over
the field at te rate of from 40 to 60
Sgallons per acre. The spraying should
be done on a clear, sill day, and be
fore the weeds begin to come into
flower. It a rain should fall within
24 hours or the weeds are too old a
second spraying will be necessary.
SThis treatment has been repeatedly
tested without permanendt ntafury to
wheat, oat.s, barley and rye, while
such weeds as charlock, shepherd's
t purse, penny cress, etc, were almost
completely destroyed. No injury fol
t lowed such treatment upon young
Sclever growing in the grain.
At the North Dakota experiment
station a 10 percent solution of tlue
Svitriol was sprayed over an exception
ally weedy plat of wheat, the princi
Sple weeds being charlock, wild bar
Slay, wild rone., penny cress, shepherd's
purse, wild buckwheat, lamb's quarter'
Sand great ragweed. The spraying
Swas made Jume 1 when the wheat was
Sthree to five inches high, and on Aug
u. nst 8 all the weeds except the wild
Srose and the older plants of penny
cress were dead. Some of the leaf
ttips of the' wheat had been slightly
burned, but the yield of grain, it is
d said, was considerably larger than
t from an equal unsprayed area. On
June 20 part of an oat field contain
lng mady weeds was sprayed with a
solution of one lmound of copper asul
Sphate to four gallons of water. The
oats at the time were about six inches
high, the weeds being about the same
An examination of the plants was
made on Angust 1, and the treated
a awas free of all weeds except pig
Sn grsa and rild rose. The oat
Splants were stallty and well stooled,
while oan the untr esated area the plants
i were weak and failed to stool. The
Scrop on the sprsyed :ortion was be.
f leqed to be at rr At one-third more
Sthan upon the uzspraved area. The
solutioa was emitdy ' II' - pe at j
S40 gallaps per astre.
SThe poli.eUm as wife is seldome ;
THE SHIRT WAIST.
ratedeia Hits on the Proper Was to rat 1
One Oa. 1
With the approach of warm weather t
the feminine mind turns to the qtes- t
tion of shirt waists. Are they or are 1
they not to be worn again this sum
mer? Fashion. gives its opinion that
they are to be worn. This will be the
greatest shirt waist season of all.
I can hear the sigh of content that
goes up from many an anxious wom
an's heart. What makes the shirt
waist so popular? As simple looking
as it is, a shirt waist takes as much
time to put on properly as an evening
I say properly advisedly, for there
are ways and ways of putting on a
shirt waist. A woman never looks so
trimly dressed, so altogether "chip*
per," as she does in a shirt waist that
is well put on: or so slovenly as in
one that is badly put on, and for the
sake of those dear women who for
lack of knowledge or inspiration have
never learned to do the thing prop
erly I give here a few rules which, If
followed to the letter, will guarantee
a "shirt waist figure" to those who
have dreamed of one, but have here
tofore had no personal acquaintance
My method is my own peculiar in
vention, and I have shared the secret
with only a chosen few till now, when
my conscience no longer allows me to
hide it from the feminine world.
First, then, take the corset you are
wearing, a straight front, of course,
for they can be bought now in the
cheaper models as well as the most
expensive, and just at the end of the
eyelets, at the bottom of the corset,
sew a loop of inch-wide ribbon on
Now put on your shirt waist, fast
ening it with the tiny pearl buttons
which are to be so fashionable this
summer, and tie your stock, taking
care to lap it neatly in the back.
Then, with two small safety pins,
pin the belt of your shirt waist at the
back to the loop of ribbon as tight as
you can stand it without being un
comfortable or making yourself feel
like a horse with too tight a check
Now take your hand mirror and
turn around and look at your back.
Did you ever get quite that fiat effect
before. Did you shirt waist ever Ait
so smoothly between the shoulders?
For my own waists I always have the
belt sewed down just to the side
seams and then hanging free, so that
I may pleat the front of the waist to
Smooth the waist down well, then
eunder the arms and over the hips,
and pin it on each side. Then pleat
the fulnes left into side pleats, and
if you are thin enough to stand it,
blouse it a little in front.
Now fasten 4he loose ends of your
belt, and there you are, I warrant
you. with a better shirt waist figure
than you ever dreaimed could be
The problem of how to pin a shirt
waist down remained long unsolved
to me until I evolved the method
from my inner conseiousness, but I
had my reward when a friend to
whom I had whispered my secret said
to me last summer: "Do you know,
the most valuable present you ever
made me was your method'of putting
on a shirt waist."-New York Herald.
Women in tIe brssh Postal akree.
The British Postomce finds employ
ment for 84,000 women out of 187.000
Io1cers, and over 19,000 of these wornm
en are engaged, chiedy in the prov
Ilaces, as assistants to postmasters.
There are not many ranks closed to
Iwomen. No fewer than 146 head post
mistresses are to be found in the
provinces, and more than one-third
Iof the snb-postmastershipe are In
I trusted to women. Nine postwomen
Sdaily make their rounds-light in nag
I land and Wales and one in Scotland.
wOne dame, Martha Pike, was a sub
Spostmistress until the ae of ninety
ithree. When nearly ninety years old
I she bad a three-hour letter' round
I every morning, up hill and down dale,
-and she even trudged a mile and a
Ihalf to feteh a ketter and parcel manl
I from the railway station. An equally
remarkable case was that of Hannah
Vowles, who was sub-postmlstraes of
SIrenchay for forty-ive years, and re
signed at the agel of ninety-fiv, to be
sUccede bh a relation. Miss Kate
Vowles, who had already been post
Iwoman in the district for forty-two
years. Hannah Brewer, another cel
Iebrity, bepgan to carry letters as a
ehild and kept at the work until the
t diamond jubilee of the late reln, but
5at the age of seventy-two, having
walked a quarter of a million miers,
Ishe gave up the duty. She was the
recipient of the irst waterproof cloth
lag Issmed to poestwomen in England.
SWomen, it is clear, are highly appre
delated by the postooee in almost all
SMothers of the too indulgent kid
I those who have not the heart to make
7their little ones do anything that is
aunpleasant to them, are accountible
for many of the failuares in the IHves
5of young men and women. It is the
-foolish home indulgence of early 1lif
a that is at the bottom of these fallures.
1The school headaches that are very
Ssevere about 8 o'clock in the morning
Sand that are cured sddely after 9
are too oft'n accepted seriouly and
lessons are allowed to be negleted
i for play. Musile is dropped bmame
II the child has no taste for it and it Ls
-Iukiad to force her Idinastlons. So
t It is 'with arithmet~l ad languages
a,lnd other lessons, sad the eahlh
Speti lsne ad dislike of litli - deed.
eery are take as the measres of b
e-fatre and mature reulremeat
eMoth)eas who reason thus ar'e lMk
ie itug the lives of the chld ~r
i are being tldulged for mt not ly
ahe humwr thekr likes and ,disIbs
Senreemoemable extent. bel a*eh
met, because or her tender beart.
ret thm een foer wrodelug4
.akrs . ke I m es r them and
rto them, and she pots excuses Int I
their own months to save them the
pain of a frank confesslon and her
self the pain of inlicting a deserved
pun sihent. The children of such a
mother grow to be shilly-shally, su -
perficlal men and women, and all and
only because of their over-.ndulgence
at home during their childhood.
American Queen. .
New MiUIaery Pw sutmme We"r.
With the drapery effects Continued
in, full force, abundant use will again C
be made of diaphanous tissues. Of
these, Malines tulle will have first b
consideration, as It has In Its texture
a degree of elastilcity that does not
belong to chiffon or any of the silk
gauzes, and thus is better adapted to
required purposes. It will be em
ployed both for veiling and lining,
rarely ever singly, but in two, three,
four and a greater number of plies,
and sometimes in as many different
colors. revealed through stra*r laces
in charming nacre and glace effects.
As are In the new mousselines de sole,
there are tulles striped with narrow
tinsel and straw braids, and otherwise
broldered with gold, silver and straw
cord, and also enriched with spangles
-small square spangles, varying the
round spangles of the last several
years. and the ring spangles of the
last season or two. Novelties in silk
gauzes, almost as delicate in texture
as if woven of air, are .in exquisite
printed forlated designs, extremely
Interesting manufactures being of silk
gossamer, of white grounding in print
ed figures of black lace, relieved with
dainty forlations, and outlined in
tambour work of fine gold thread.
There have been large importations
of plisse silk mulls.-Mllinery Trade
Queen Vietola's Courtesy.
One of the great sources of the
Queen's power was the extreme at
tention she gave to detaiL This ex
tended to everything which came un
der her personal notice. The story
of her writing her name In the dust
on a piece of furniture, while making
a tour of Windsor Castle, and under
neath It also the name of the house
maid who, was responsible for the
neglect, I have never heard confirmed,
but many little stories attest her far
seeing supervision in everything. She
never considered the smallest cour
tesy beneath her dignity. Mme. M-,
lady-in-waitin; to the Duchess of
Connaught, is responsible for this lit
tle anecdote illustrating this. At the 4
time of the chirstening of little Prince
Edward, the eldest son of the Duke I
of York, through some mistake Mme.
M-'s invitation was forgotten. She
did not go to the ceremony, but see
ing the Queen soon after, Her Majes
ty asked why she had not been pr~e
ent, Inquired into all the particulars
and made many excuses. Just then
the Duchess came up. "It's a pity
about Mine. M-'s Invitation," said
Her Majesty, "but there's no need for
you to say anything rve apolo
A Pathats Qases.
Queen Charlotte, the widow of Max
imilliaz the one time Bmperor of Mex*
co, is rapidly failing in besith. Her
mind Is now. a hopeless wreek. On
lear days she wanders feverishly
about bher psoa grounds, and sn bad
weather she steals about the heese,
picking up bits of thread and dust
from the floor and hiding them about
her clothes. Sbe seems to recognise
no one save her sister-in-law, the DBel
glaze Queen, whom she loves, and who
has visited her faithfully for Pears.
R aussian cotton embroidery is ase
- the novelties.
. Novelty Swiss with embrhlderd
Sdots and stripes is new and very dain
Sty for summer gowns.
·Tatlvy Groat is the ame of one o
the new ettles a ~ merdariad
cheviot to wear with the outlng shirt
Quslls are worn on many otthe
spring hats, na the newest Ida is to
lay them perteetly Eat potitnl g to
ward the back
Narrow strips o# embrodered bead
a lg alternating with iasertlos of Val
enclennes lace wll be much used for
yoke trimmins f o ne cotton shirt
, Shodoer apes of runled chion
trimmed with bunhebes of artlelal
fowers and with treaimerb of pleated
chiRon or mousplin, are shabown for
a taeata skirt tp ewear with odd
bloses, or, as the fashion is now,
Sbuilt with a fancy Jacket of the same
is a most usefutal gows fr many occar
sridas The jacket an also be worn
Swith dtferet sklrts,
SIt is said. by the leading dreesmak
;ers that ribbons ar returning to ta
ver. They are used more as trimming
Sthan as sashes or girdles. A .late fad
is embossing Chtnese letters on col
Sored ribbons, to form words, or even
Maltese and clany laces are still
popular for dress trimming, and then
there are all the other well-known
kinds which have lest, some of their
prestige. Laces of the applique order
show a filling-tn of gold threat be
tween the flowers.
Hooks and eyes In gold for belt
Sclasps, which are to be tound in many
I desagn f tae best jsewelers, come in
all'sses from one only large enough
y apparently to fasten a skirt blndnio
Sto one from a ilnca toan Inch and a
Shalt leong. Isrge and heavy.
SVelvet belts worn with light fan-cy
Swaits are narrow, black, with a sin
gle arow of caut steel dots running
I tlhrong the cotre and a large open
lok we ot stil bukle with a graeful
Spoit m th lower edge, which sivre
Styl be to the roeat. May ao these
Sbucles a- very strinlug
i Vrisoty wdistinge thr assrt
' ami at . ats - ead agusI ars the
ee, sat s Ea. Whaeterthe a
sse It mset ho huge and en
a atstee eano lert. A utal
altiat leaves seIein the
LEY RAILBOAD COMPANY.,
OFFIOB Or 0. P. & T. A.
Speoial Excursion Rates Via. the Y.
& M. V. Railroad, to the Pan
American Exposition at But
felo, New York.
For the above occasion the Y. & M.
V. will sell round trip tickets daily to
October 81slt., final return limit No
vember 8rd., 1901. Bate from Vicks
burg $40.50 (forty dollars and fifty
cents.) Throngh sieeping car service
Leave Vicksburg at 11:80 p.m. Ar
rive Memphis 6:45 a.m.
Leave Memphis at 7 a.m. Arrive
Buffalo at 10:80 e.m. following day.
(85 hours from Vieksburg )
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alars, address the undersigned.
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Governor--W, W. Heard,
Lieutenant Governor-Albert Eat..
Secretary of State--John Mihel.
Superintendent of Eduoatios--JonM
Auditor--W. S. Frazee.
reasuror--Ledonx B. Smith.
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6 District-S. M. Robinson.
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