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ico Christmas Present
Husband To Wife. c
Christmas present which is slot
always aoceptable to theprl
wife is a handsome set of table voti
It is agift which is nearly
appropriate and appreciated. me
selected stock of these is now to I
cheep at the store of the this
southern Hardware Co. do
likewisehasa full line of all oc
eavy and Shelf Hardware. te
is fast going out to its im- whi
trade. Bates vastly reduced the
Ordinary Price, tHi
on the question of levee scrapers Iar
questionably leads all competi- Ho
o carloads just received this lan
from Western Wheeled Com- ocr
-both Wheel and Drag Scrap- pli
We claim these Scrapers to be t
twice as much as any on the
e. ontractors will use noth- cat
else. either on railroad or levee tio
- Ask men who use Scrapers ofj
aliving whose make to buy: so p
make a mistake now and buy a int
that levee contractors would o
and se these Scrapers and web
then show yen exactly their ad- He
over all others, both in wi]
and durability. so
Southern Hardware Company.
OORINGSPORT FERRY. th
lEER ACTION OF THE POLICE
To Be D)emiemsted Fair sad Just. ho
Within the pest two years the po- the
a ry of Caddo parish has had Be
two boats for the Mooringsport the
, at a costof $1000. To this it ati
anually $500 for a ferryman. sis
this, it pays every dollar of pa
necessary to keep the ferry 4
qesration, even to the cost of an set
ra poundof nails, and yet re- ids
not a sent of revenue there- di
Slnother words, not only is ris
lrerduge there fre, to the m 4
whiykses it, but the pa
m of Shreveport, the Fourth th
' trwards which have no inter- eo
he's whatever, must help pay for Ai
idmlgenes of this luxury by "
tSared ew. And this is no T1
what the polies jury will de- ju
J-ste sad fairness, and an wi
adaamnistatln of public el
Ifthat beitideas of equal
ad fair play, then it as re- bh
tequesuid to right about th
r- tres thematter from an un
w L a lad to know, however,
so opnionmlmof Memasrs P.
and W. F Talor agree with tk
M histn TbeLhe think, with B
aesams,thatthose who use the D
bod as lst pay a sufcient ft
eat esiege to defray the run
theseof We say that iis
smfair ad abolstedy
$ run a eJury to ntailr
at a tr7 to. II
t thetownpay a suE- u
mt of. the general tax ti
aws, and ailto a
a puhle tbust, anid -
s ee mind e-. I
ee'ng ad in the i
Ug that aey 1m 1
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FROM WASHINGTON. D. C. V
aae or Imerent oetered Frr Armead
Abeut the Xatlesai Capital.
Wmasseos., D. C.. December 14. IS].
Special Correspondenee to The Progress:
Congres is feeling ite wy very
slowly, and beyond the introduetion Ti
of a few bills, some of them of im- this
portance, its members have been de
voting their time to aseertainining the soot
sentiments of each other towards pro- bane
posed legislation. The Republican
members feel that it is not for them his
to propose, and the Democrats feel thin
the necessity for going slow on any
thing new, and they appear to be in
doubt about some things that are not will
new. The Republicans say the Dem
ocrats are waiting to ascertain Mr.
Cleveland's wishes before showing won
There is at least one thing upon
which the Cleveland Democrats and and
the Hill Democrats appear to be in ter
perfect accord. That is the repeal of
the Sherman silver law. Senator It n
Hill has himself introduced a bill in not
the Senate for its repeal, and a simi
Slar bill has been introduced in the sale
House by Representative Williams, thr
of Massachusetts. who is one of the
most ardent admirers of Mr. Cleve- od
land in Congress. The introduction lad
of these bills indicates that the Dem- will
ocrats expect nothing to be accom
plished by the International Mone
, tary Conference, and they are not has
alone in that expectation.
If the talk of members is any indi- che
- cation it seems safe to predict that con
President Harrison's recommenda
tions conceroing a further restriction don
a of immigration and the establishment
of a national quarantine will be acted y
upon at this session. A bill has been age
s introduced in the House by a Demo
Srat to provide for a national quaran
tine, and one in the Senate by a Re- will
publican to suspend immigration one ma
Syeat from next March. This last
bill is approved by both Senate and
- House immigration c,,mmitee, and
a will also be introduced in the House,
so that it can be pushed without any dea
unnecessary delay. s.
Senators Kyle and Peffer appear .c'
to be fully alive to the importance of 1,n
their votes in the organization of the A
Senate of the Fifty-third Congress, sa,
and neither of them wll give the
E slightest indication of which party U
they intend to vote with in the organ- In %
ization of the Senate It is apparent, u
however, from their coan .""" -,ILOP t. at in
- they expect, with other Third party ,
d Senatoru yet to be elected, t, huld j
t the balance of power in the next Sen- "
it ate, and that their intention is to in
1. sist upon eertaia r neessions from the t
if party that gets their votes. shi
y Congress never during my long v
u service in Washingtonreceiv d uIr In
e- ident's annual meesage wtah the m- ian
a- differenece that it did President Hat- G
s rison's, this week. Of course the p
i message meets the approval of Be- t
e publians, but for various reasons
h they have displayed no great inter
r- est in it, or in fact in anything else. l
i As facetious ex-speaker heed puts it: dii
y -We are merely lookerocn now." Dc
io The Democerat speak slightly of it,
- just as the Rebisans in Congre o[
a will be certain todo of President- ba
ic eleet Cleveland's > Tom
sl Watson, the Gmort p e"aT me- h
- bar of "where was1 atr fame, sys cO
at the mesage reminds him of a boy eo
n- who has been licked daring the other
felow to do it ain. And so it
, "The king ded; long live
P. the king." Nevertheles there are e
lb things in that message that, like D
th BIanqu's ghost, wall not down. as the
ie Democrats will discover in the near p
a- Secretary PFoster's annual report, i
at in which he shows, to his own sais- s
y fatio, that thse shoud be sat- a
ls, instead of the pedieted defiit
!or sor the iscal yea i .w8 i
l. 18M a is not a es
3- would abe pe d
ax tkio did beto the hDea oa who a
toeunowumgaged in ppr b the
mi Mr. aris the aroastis fo
his that year, wh mas be pused by
S - rwa e or. t. da s vry
Ar e4-earr.thas do not as-e
Tti o -- ------ rpa' his. fol r
sh beesm ling w thisee amse t
"i tueh ds. a-a-ieS - s a
T~iP~il~ Yd IIDjar o ,,!n
WHICH DO YOU WANT ?
Is It a Nice Present For Your pper
Wife? He w
i The above is a natural query at watei
this particular time. Christmas will to hi,
soon be here and every good hues- les, a
band who can afford it, wants to make head
his wife a present. As a general Theý
1 thing the most difficult part about fina
this, is to determine what to get that the
t will be suitable. For the benefit of disl:
those who are in this dilemma we (31
f would advise them to go around to
Ben Holzman's stee
i and get one of those nice dress pat- new
Sterns which he is selling so cheap. tion
r It not this, then a good wrap; and if itp
not this, then ask some of the lady re
saleswomen there to show you lon'
4 through the big stock of notions and Lo
oddities which attract and tempt a gee
n lady's fancy and then the trouble Far
will be at an end. tht
Ben Holzman Blatt
t has the presents and he will sell them prol
i- cheap. He bought them so that they e
it could be sold low down, therefore T
n don't fail to examine his goods when eari
it you start ont on your shopping voy- ly.
n age. wor
) Bargains, Cheap Bargains, is a
will be the order of the day at Holz- L,
e man's, commencing for
Monday Morning. had
TRANSFERS OF REAL. ESTATE. SolF
W. B. Spearman to John W. Farmer, lands par
y described in transfer, :b00. *
S. G. Spearman to T, H. Lawrence, lands de- mei
BT acribed in transfer, for 27 bales o cotton. reel
A Thomas W. Brown to Mrs E. A. Hamilton.
lands described in transfer, exchange.
1 A. G P( indexter to Thomas B. Chase, lots boV
Is, 28 and 29 is Rogers subdivision, $1200. in
Ie Alfred Ford to Stephen Ford, lands de.
scribed in transfer, donation. p
United States to T. W. Keel, lands described e
1- In transfer. fnal receipt. thia
t, United States to S. A. Word. lands described fa
it in tranfer, anal receipt.
Sam Benjsmin to Mrs. E. . amblin, lands w.
7 described matrafer. u140,. Wh
Id John Caidwell to Julia Caldwell, lands on
.- Red River. ]
G. A. Gaynamer to A. E Shyrock. lands de- tit:
scribed in transfer, redemptiuon tax sale. wa9
SFrank Word to Jake Dillengcr, lut 5, town- jun
shipl4. .. I He
Wg W B. Spearman to Mrs. w W. Spearman. ulln
lands descrloed in transfer, 17.i. h eB
x H P. and HuldaChadwick to A. C. Boynton. ,)ol
l- lands described in transfer. 54GU. ma
LW- Gee. Cole to James Cook, lands deseriLed ,al
e in transfer, L10. 11kt
W. L. Roland to Win. E. Contle. lands de- but
eribed in transfer, 23J. wit
as - -as th n e i t a
r- The library etertai'm t will be
e. literary fest at the Methodist la
it: dies effort on Wednesday evening,
r." De. 2. Go and enjoy a good book. *
Natchltoehe, Review; Tue ertensieu
0 othe railroad bas progsr,,ed beyonmd .
it- bayou Soarbeanu above tow and wi Go
m ftavorabel conditionS our Grand Ecose
frlhad5wiRl be able to come to town on
- the train within the next two weeks. Go
s5 Contractor Brogran is publug the work
S toerge teLaly. l
A* "mayg--, .... P-- -, ri
ve A young lady eatered a Calitforamatreet
ear reeently and bar rich elaborate toilet
seemed to attra colderable attention 1
Drawi bee skirts around her, abesaed
he ristetly outa o the window o the car. I
ea On the opposite aide sat a neatly attired
young man with very white bhnds and an
t,air generallUy saggeave of the elegy. He
iglanced at the fair via n th coornes bb
ar m on r sme to time Ina repromabl man
at. She locked futvdey at him from b bb
Snath her Wilsls and, with a peatty pck
Sinag o the sbrw, seemed trying to recal. .
wheb she bad met him. That his face a
was miar was evidest and inally d
rho eldag t he rightatFlly bel gdto the
eme c e*gvesl that bad ,d their hearts
fsr at er seat t Metrey,. sh ecmlded t
eh misery by recgnlsni g him. 84wa
nese with a Itttle atom ct rsecognists,
S i-- ast, sad hewdet suay. He ke
bar als he sald, "Tm very kind to
Sm a er sme." "Ob, ne" abe rpled
wilheo ipl dpeitm rve, "1 reml pet
tegy t osaemim - which wb me." A
r seamvo eonowad a ei"
for agedldsst he rawave ca eeI
e 'er ate.and s ra nrass
t brhsswsa h a t". a miL Th
Pe- w -I . Irsaneise Newa-Ml t n
Sl Demu Y:nw:admrvc
r T--e wfefs edam aa ma·relm
r*d sd whs m 8 med n mu a e
aggg aL , e sse ho eL r he
, s s ' '""
.9l·~rds wJl rd o rd
Picayune: A most -xtýo nary sýta
coms om BIe City, Idao, which i
said to be well authentiated, It sys
that while three travelers were at the
upper end of Lake Chelan recently one
of them went into the water to bathe.
He was seized by the foot by a marine
monster and was being pulled into deep
water, when his screams attracted the
attention of his comoanions. who came
to his rescue. They pulied him ashore,
the monster hanging to his foot. It had
legs and holy like au alligitor and the
head and the ey as of a serient. Between
its fore hind legs were large Iibbed wings.
The men tried hard to tear the monster
from the foot of their compaunon, and
finally tried fire; which hadl the effect of
causing the animan to rise auddenlly into
the air, taking its victim along, and
finally landing in the lake, where both
disappeared from sight.
Great guns! Take the cake and
say no more.
Webster SBnsal: Ground was broken 1
Tuesday morning for Leary & ('richton's
new store. They have purchelsed the old
Chaffe building and are adding an addi
tion adjoining. Thus Minden is still im
f Signal: The colored citizens of Ward 3
are very fointlf% fresh pork. Sheriff Mirs i
V i+ boarding several in the pnr sh boarding
house, charged with stealing hogs be
longing to their neighlbors.
Louisiana Democrat: If you want to
see the "p)h*nominal pro-)erity" of a
great and growing city. go and stand on
e Furgulsoi's store gallery and take a
htl'.s eye view of the property across
the lr.et lbetween Gjeigers drug store
and D)ike's warhouitse,. Of all the dilap
Ilatied rookeries in any town you will see
the worst here. It's a shame such fine
1 property should is so iu gleeted. Let 'he
townt council act and order those aban
Y ties removed.
e That's right brother; when you see
things going wrong kick. Kick
n earnestly, vigorously and persistent- Ri
r- ly. It is the only way to make a
town council do anything and some
wont do it even then. Tad Paooas .
is a kicker and believes in kicking.
- Lake Charles American: One of our
Slate exchanges broke loose last week
for ballot reform. It strikes us that he ItS
had better wait until about time for the
Iwgislature to meet and then tire the W
shot.. In the meantime he might get in
some good work for immigration to his
Ballot reform is an immigration TA
e measure and until we can assure a cor
rection in this matter we need not ex
pect immigration. We don't know
it hbow how elections are manipulated
in Southern Louisiana, but in oar
part of the State, we need remedial
ed measures and very strong ones on
this line. So if the exchange noted
` has its home in North Louisiana it
ds was certainly talking for immigration -
when it spoke out for ballot reform.
Democrat-Journal: Amoan the hi
le- tignugshed visitors at Mansfield this week
was A. M. Hewitt, Jr.' infant son of the
n- juu'or e itor Of the Democrat-Journal.
He made his appearano last Sunday
in. niight. at 12:30 o'clock, and tipped the
hbeam at I pounds. He is a first-elass
" Democrat. and no doubt will, in time,
make ,i14 mark in the social and politi
e cal arena of 11i As he haf no socks, we
liked tohave named him "Seekles Je ry:'
e' but that would have been at variance
with his political identity.
be me bklWrLE.
ig, '' a c agha.
ak. aasvowr, La.. December 16 -Mar
a ket closed steady. 1-1 up.
d Ordinary... ... ..................... o om 'l
th Good ordinary ..................8 -16
ire Lowmidlt.ag................... 15-181
o Middlittg .................... . 3 5-1
ks. Good mddling . .... ................. 11
[This report is careully correeted on
Friday of each week, from the most
let Bseoe-Firm 10..
on. 1)ry salt Mrat-9.
Brmckfsst Baco,-125eO by the box.
Flour-Advancing; family, atO50 extra
fancy, .7B;5 pawuts. 04.25; sacks 10 tjer
s bbl. tep.
an rumneal--Steady, S. 0 W mks be per
ick- b0 sald Tea.
cal Coffee--igher; fair, 18%e;,medinm grade
tad 1034e; better. J 0W21'c.
de Tea-irar. 40; good, 50*8; fAne. 7o5
the 85Lc Anlssdt,SLS per" lb. by ches.
St uar--- Fm: yellow elarilhed, 4%e;
84 white lirliel g grsanlsted, Soe.
Asei, Yoira-omnM. pnam ope
IH sttle, 'lao s ebolee I eboIef-lb i
S Bes-RI6 vy, c Peelb..
NrPoat.u..- me per hm.
- A gpgag a tie.
lapb. lby the baet.
ms." ros Te-4L15
U Cora-.Steud;' white,seed noealmiie4
T k flay--lmothy 018.6; pratrie,
L a. Qts-FIrm; Texas, 4k Westermn,
.oed.--1.fL per 1 lbs.
e hrilts and hats.
- Apnltes-*l . per bbl. d
. lme s1e-- 6sek. @per b. .
waise, Ieab te b.r on a. 6 1
e. el- * per dom
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T. F. LOONEY,
216 TEXIS STREET.
duihr'si, ul Icy, hun ad Bpuuri
Buggies, Harness, Saddles.
A Large Stock on Handl, which I Offer at Lowest Marketi
Prices. Call and See Me.
-.. - ESTABLISHED 1860. --- =: -
Of New York. -
It has $125.00 of ASSETS to every $100.00 of LIA
BILITIES, which is Larger than any other Company.
It has realized the Largest Interest on its Net Revenues,
vi:.: 6.4. per cent.
The Interest realized has paid all losses since organization
Its Policies are issued at the LOWEST RATES, and on tie
most LIBERAL TERMS.
The only Fair Comparison is to julge the Future by the Past.
i The HOME LIFE Invites Such Comparison.
Levy & Battle,
SPECIAL ACE S.
BID COYTYBS 8011 UBDJU I
eO5 Tres Ar9su, shf..w .p, s .
,. CT FLOiIERS ILAYS$ ON HANB.
SFaNE1LfL DESIGNS PLAS9 ON SHORTI' NMIS.¬
Plants, Blbs and ETvrytig Beloging to the 1hd in
WILL BE FOR SALE.
WWHITED & WHELES.-:
-Wholesale and Retail
- Make a Specialty of
SChul, BLS,A OJlE llB :: .
S :: SlIl1, FLOB6l', 1
lso Mrreas s gies, s ad i eas
30TH WHITE PINE AND CYPRESS.
GOUNTRY OgBERS SOLIeITE. ... SHR_
SEASON OF 1
=_-e_ __=-Sadled_ Sons Bte.4m _sembsl) ,by * il
moeed S bA mrme
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