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Our Main Mission: The Upbuilding of Shreveport and North Louisiana.
VOL. I. SHREVEPORT, LA.. SATURDAY, AUGUST 27,.1892. NO. 30.
'DR.C. RATZBURC, a
3o. 513 Texs Street, Owot r
Our PREMIUM OFFERS.
It would require too much space to give a separate advertisement to each Pre
~irm we offer to Canvaserrs and Subscribers. We have, however, given space to
same Speolal Features. cuts and descriptions of which will be found ~in our adver
tinag columns. Following is a list, of our PREMIUM OFFERS as a wh,le, which
eem will be made for a limited period:
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0SI Subscriber (under cond tions
arettined in advertisement), receives
a .Sylish Visiting Cards. Pro.ress
Smor oem year. and the cards, 81.5.
TWO Subse&lbers (according to con
dltips mentioned in ad.) gets 100
UtyIfh Visiting Ca' ds. Progress for
am year. and the cards. 01.75.
TtEUR Subscribers gets a Lady's
Plumb Work-Box. size 10x7 Inches.
Suely flusahed. PIoeress for one year,
sad the Work-Box, $1.85.
1 BSubscrIbers gets 2 Spalding's
SVteour Baseballs and 2 good Baseball
, Boys. you can get them easy
The Progess for ono year
i0 the baseball outfit will be sent to
"iY address n receipt) of SL0.
WIT Subscribers gets a beautiful
a,,. l palin-a& Panel Wall-lpo'ket, On
la OsiGJIae a8ivur, 5sla 15x18
jtu tli the thing to keep your
. adio, etc., 1e. The Proage
year, and this beautiful panel,
OR Puhearibere gle a L adles' Writ
"lg lusk, Axl* isches, beuutifullvy on
.ir+ ad Inlaid Top. We will send
:.'`. E lPrg.es for one oear and thl
W.I eg I)sk to any address for 62.1.
S Sub etibers gets Gentts' Plush
"; .; and Cuf Box; very anat. tib
The Progress for one year, to
abserlbers gets an 8-Bail
eut, kstely painted and in
rs bat.L Crsoquet Seet and
for eim year, 61A.
#Sbaeribers guts a Colored
Water Set, 1 Blteber sad 6
-een or amottel; vry hand
"b Water sot sad the Frog*.
tabueersfi gets a Perfection
r1st 3b3 and Bee;d
i@ag galag to keep out
e, ale. (Sue advertisemet).
-asm mbers -s a a.t .1
*sae1ee sbadse- .
No OnIe Is BExcluded
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J. D. LEE,
Quiek .al.s, lull ]Pr ts,
Nos. 728 and 730 Texas Street.
ELEVEN Subscrihers gets "The An
gelu.," reproduction of a painting
which sold for $125,000. This picture
is monunted in an Oak and Silver
Frame, size 20x24 unches. The Prog
ress and the picture, 13.50.
TWELVE Subscrfibers rets a beauti
ful Vase Lamp. (See advertisemeut.)
TWELVE Subscribers gets a hand
some Colored Chamwber Set of 10
pieces. The set, and The Progress for
one year. to any address, $4.00.
THIRTEIN Subscribers gets one of
Palmer's Best Woven lfammnoks.
beautiful colors, strong,, with pillow
and fringe. The Hammock, and The
Progress for one year, $4.50.
TRIRTEEI Subscrnbers gets a Solid
Black Walnut Shoe-Blacking Case,
Brussels Carpet Top, best Bristle
Brush and Dauber comblued, Box of
Fr nch Blacking. Outlit and The
Progress or one year, 04.60.
I ,TEER Subscribers gets a beauti
ful Colored Tea Set of 56 pieces, blue
or brown Lgures. Tea Set and The
Progress for one year, 8.00.
SIXTEEN Subscribers gets 6 Knives
and 6 Forks of Rogers' Silver Plate;
the very b-st for table use. Knives
and forks, and The Pragress for one
UEVDTE!N 8aubserlbers gets a
splendid Set of Harness. (See adver
TRQTT Subsorlbers gets a good,
strong (cart or Sulky, adated for the
Road or Speedingo your Hose. (See
W2!TT Seaborlbers gets the "Never
Pall" jookang Saove something atoe.
SWOTTlfIVE Sebsbrlbers gets one
of the oslebraed Oxford Improved
igh-Arm SInger sewing Machibes.
llET-TlV Slbseethbes -ts a
Premier camera, She sQteS thle Im
aginebie for Newurs etamateur phoeo
graphy. (See adverisemeasn)
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A GOOD PROSPECT.
Indleations Point to a Large Yield of
Corn and Cotton.
GaREEnwcOD, La. August 2G, I92-
To the Editor of The Progress:
Present p1ropects poinlt to a larger
ykld of both corn and cotton than we
have had for quite a numlwr of years.
Whill e shbowis a prevailed with us from tl.e
13th up to date, they fell its the after
noon, allowing the process of fertiliza
tion ample time for completion. Hence
very little shedding hles tcHe.red. I know
of a piece of (threked c·ttotn fertilized
with barnyard litter, and planted three
and one-half feet each way, that will
average 100 fruit to the stalk; counting
100 bowls to the pound, will give a yield
of 3000 pounds seed cotton to the acre,
provided it matures.
Three weeks fjtom date, and under
favorable cireumat ances, t he risares and
blooms will be changed ilnto bowls, and
the season already in the gtround will
givesufflcient vitality to the stalk with
the approaching Fall season to mature
them. The bowl worm and sharpshoot
er. are doing some damage. but my esti
mate is oonservative enough to admit of
I supposle the eaterpillar will soon come
in force, but the ravages (can be cheeked.
On account of tecrop bling late aind
the absence of sundhine. piektct will tw
delayed 1ill about the first of Septemlwr.
With a surplus of 2,000,000 1tales on
hand to supplement the growing crop,
we cannot expeet to realize more than
scant living prices. Consequently will
have to move our larders nearer home.
Every termer has lands that will not
produce paying crops of corn or cdtton.
but if fenced ofl and planted in peas, po
tatoes and snrgLhm will pay well in pork
*rs. -'Praetical FIrmer" sav that pork
can be raised at a cent per poiund, alld I
think he b right. The pea crop can be
made with two plowinus, and with an
early and late patch will faten porkers
for market. This could also be suppi' -
mentled with srgbum,anot hereheap Prop
that can be cultivated with the plow.
In faet, every farmer should supply his
place with all kinds of stock needed for
consumption and work, and let cotton
be his surplus.
By the wey. what has become of "Prac
Continue to "hew to the line Mr Editor,
under the head of Madam Rumor Says."
Your rural friend.
THE SUN A GREAT DYNAMO.
The Theory Advameed by a Valued Con
SEasvarou.ar, La.. August , 1100.
To the Editor of The Progsss
Knowing that you are a programelve
thinker, I submit the following as only a
thewy, and would like to hear the views
and opinions, through the columus of
your paper, eo ots, believing that the
agIatoe of theauht leads to higher
kmowklIe, sad advafoement.
Itbs s, hby some, that the sau is a
body at lie' heat, that It 1 dark,
epgquaIes sWledd by a lIumoas belt
or atasp~-S, that as a whole it is Ave
htau- ld ept r 1hti all the ptl
esUma, ash tha st I east is trts
nsOn t abi a plan" Ira a dark
al 1s asy cow rugl a mallos of
Itio be a.simed that thl seasn t of
heat al ns e planet is in proprti
res- enif s tie s sthse at a
n od w ia e a bmlrg per-pe
- tdata emlu be true. ohw is i
46 0e6 hmeas e mtratsmiits such a
w it aough a eI salesa. without
I- am ea engI It is amnabtlshed
_ iMOeospbUs is colder and
e s M o ma e d how that it
m I tge lrssea warmer as we
ap metulb sal. The deep valleys are
mehiWigeath the tenatain tops,
-um a wU me prpeumamsty ow
eart II hae an Ir toery, t-*:
That atol natthe bhated boq tI
assoCens tnh hI an sd
agenI iat m free mte so
4Me weatUtS that mu trams.
mltted through the whole solar system,
and when they come in contact with the
atmosphere of the p!anets both light and)
heat are produced. The planetis are tie
children of the sutn and bhv heri-,ditnry
descent take on the !enellltar y (hlair(e
t-,rtsties of the planet. a:t'h p-ilnaet le
evitlin, the same Hnoltli, of heat l ( and
light withoutit re ardl tU ii .tatve.
The i lu being th*I, great .entei r of t'ar
netic, 1 it-rilical alnd ,other forces, sir kingl
IUn elemenlt in our atlllisphere adlijul.tedi I
for the pllurpse. sets tIies" rtrnrUli cle-
Intals il motion, thuis producing heat
The tla. that t"e moon lhas no atmos
phet.e Iland no liiht oir ih-al. of i t own1.
conlirlllrs the view Ithat our licht Iiand
iheat, are eneratesd within the limits of
thecitl "ihs :iltmilnh hea e ('c TIrIIUITOIL.
GENERA'. CUSTER'3 OLD HOME?.
A Visit to the Oh1 House and ramily
Special Corresponl leuer to The Progress:
.tl';cr:,. Mlct:.. Atlr. :25.-Sixtrlen ears
ao the entiro country was in mourning
over the c'.eth of General Ceorge A. Cus
ter, wh')l wa-:; a: victIl of the nmemorable
(:eneral Custer's home was in this city.
lie was born in Ohio, but at an early nr.e
with l:i": parerts cac.:e here, and the ohler
trsidents yet r~.reriemlr him nt a pupil
in the city schools, tall, awkward and not
TlE CUSTEIIU nOae.
The Caster cemetery lot is located on a
rise of ground overlooking the city, and
is surrounded by beautiful trees. The
monument is a simple shaft of white mar
ble five or six feet high. On either side of
the monument is a simple headstone, one
marking the last resting place of the aged
mother and the other that of IBoston, the
brother of General Custer. Around the
lot is an iron fence. Exactly one-half of
this fence-tho Custer half-is neatly
painted black, and in that half the grass is
trimmed and flowers are growing. The
other half of the lot is owned by another
branch of the family, and that half of the
fence is rusty and dilapidated. Custer's
remains were not mutilated by the In
dians and were conveyed to West Point for
The house that General Custer lived in
when at home is still owned by his widow
and is located near the business portion of
the city. It la comfortable looking, old
fashioned house, with a wide porch extend
ing around three sides of the front. The
porch is covered with woodbine and other
Svines, sad arMad the house are trees of
magniflmen growth, completely shading it
In summer. The house, it is understood,
is for sale, but Mimeras s a actlent town.
atd real estst r act in demand. The
bes is p l as ene I the attame
a' ea ihe ti the slty a LL e piese
whme em l Caser Iul mad whua e
I teIs dfl awht. Iy evr y eig
,Ine adn ak als houm wari a
-allog aea, Nevan J. Caer, who ep
esta au ra sheue the mies heme Ia
FROM WASHINGTON, D. C.
Notes* of It1ere.'t (;:.ltter ed I'roln :Aroli l
.bout Ahe Na tioail (ap;tal.
WAIIsI.1TO.!, D. C.. Augnst2, 192.
Spce!ae Corres,oildemce to The Progress:
A little I,oi i ill 'xcitelnc llt I ;as ii'
.jected irlt the Auu-slst dullnlueis hy t1
arl ival of Mr. Tlinnsm II. ('arter. chlli
tmanfl lf ti le ib'tlillieun natioinl AlDi' -
tee, in Washintitonl early this weer.
WVi at, did he colnte fol? was t` e ("l'e-ti' ,r
thalt every nlewsiallH nr ualn oni duty tA i
to 11find 1:1i HntW. r to, an11 it is by I ,
mealns('elrtAin that alny of them l u -
ceetled, although he was followed eyer,
where he welnt. lie ctlled at ithe t'-
dlrucll of Sectretaly FIkis., Ibut thlla:t e: -
Iletlattn wa111 o1 0 l olf toiW Ii; hl i'c:ilill i:a ttr.
WVhlte lii.e, illt obiloily 4as th lAAA I :,
the doorkeeper alll theA sril'lal.ts;: I'
lliLent all hour or limore1 i tile A fii'(t' a
('cl. WV. W. Dudley, whoil ha1:s fr.l' (.-
clini d to take any part ill the i a nlllitg! .
anll, in nacordaice wilh a hi411%-hlagt,,I
('ustotll IIhat ought to b he Ark'liI up, L'"
called at the (;ieht'ral Lii l rtlidh', oI
which lthe w'as thel ofll'iil hIealld fir :i fie.
imoutihs, ailll wasi lit' l'il'i ieniit iof it .,! I
watch and chain, puirchaas".d with lililc -
eontaililbuted by the et.i iol es of thatl
Thosle who are trvyill to keep lip wit:i
e111l ;ohlticail pro,,lcAssion, have plact'il
Tentlres·te iii the dloubtful co!ulnt, whic!
,lappears' to be tuisitually ilhrge a11nd c1la;
Iilsually gr'owiIAnU scilce tho aioutallllc.-
ment of the illllltendenllt clanldidutcy
Gover nior BiuchlAuniln was Lre(.tivt((d. The
';ilim of lie Pel'loplacl,:' arty lli'ral are (,l
Ithe inrl'ast:l.; tlhey 1low ly that tlhety ex
It'('t to a .r; "y alstt-.e t t t tatsl landll ,.
(ie lt w, : i s 1.' thanll I lN) llmetsIba J , t IlL
ie:xt Il t.e.
lteple.enitt.tive .Me('rinry, olf K::
lneIky, stolpped inl Washlligton a hi I (oll
his way fr.i 1the East lonlg enousli 1.
notify the State diepartlt itL that !ho ni.
cepted his appo.utmert its one otf the
United Sates Conlrni. louer.4 t I the i;:
terusiionlal mnolietulay cEnfetenles.ll.
Speaking of thi conferenc.e he said:
"Naturally people witere I have betele
have talked of lthi coliferelnce, andM, r.
gardless of thtir po!itaial olinionsl, have
-ioken of it as a matter of grl.tr1 ,1nput
tanle. It is qulite evident that there is a:
very genteral iepectation alnotlg Ibu·;
Iles m nit of the couultry that it will
prove of value to the eouutly. They a11t
pearto feel that if an abslllute settli
loent of the :old aln] Eilvel' etuladarldas of
curl'rency is not. re'e'heatl by this colifer
els C tlhat Irolress will at. least he. mnud.
t(iwardns slnch 11 'lttlrtllelaLt a some tlirl
All thi' hear ilfuture." The dilt. for tl!
teettng of Ahbe 'onfet'ne. aill lot n.'
determined upon iiit.il the lhew lritibh
ioverrnuIenit aha I exprets its iplieaslre ilt
Sle maltter, which it iL el tXitectd to do Alt
. -ht Office oflieials anticipate no troul
ble is forward(lils fie mails ot ii'
toult of the ru;ilroad slrikLe, as tin,,
,tr'kers have lnever interferet allrywhe!•er
with the mltti onl the EEIlLtilry tIlt"
have i U I it1lther of notable illtltaltl.t.
ire%'eeuted others llerferilng with innal
Itrains a(nd4 have iltalied ill gettlig thelft
tbrough on tilmel.
Electrio lighting by wind engine power
is reported by the London Engineer to be
Ia operation i an English flour mill.
hictrie cars are run from Ninth anl
Ptea streets, Reading, Pa., to Klappertlah,
park, a distance of eleven miles, ever.'
twenty lanltes at a speed of fifteen mil'
The mew subteassnry building at Bars
Frareiso has an electric burglar alarm i:
stalled between the rows of bricks, so that
any laterfihrence with the cement or bricks
will eaimplteo am electric circuit and souoil
The tetal average efficlent of the
rankfortle-Laten plant which tran:,
auitted IISher'e power of electrical energy
a dsme of lW miles Is stated in the o."
ela repeaet just published to lavoe betu
about lt per cent.
It is proposed, as the sciene of elertrc
Sty has so a of its own, to call It "ele'
tries." The two words "electrics" anid
electricisu would thus be in analogy wita
optics and aopticia, mechanics and mecP,
aniltal,mithematics alnd mathematicia
sad many others
As ligealeas lock Lee been Iavested by
which doors, eta.. may be looked fri a
isdlssemeeleetrically. It is specially app.* .
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