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GENERAL LOCAL MARKET.
The quotations are reviewed and cor
rected weekly, and represent prices fo
round lots from first hands.
OCT. 8, 1897.
To-day Last week
Ordinary .......... Nominal Nominal ' C
Good Ordinary .... 4 15-16
Low Middling.... 5 1-4
Middling......... 5 9-16
Good Middling... 5 13-16
Dry Salt Meats-steady at6 1-8c.
Hams-Choice canvassed sugar-cured, c
Lard--compound, 5c; pure, 5 3-4,.
Bacon plates 6 1-8c. 3
Flour--Best patent, $5.65; half patent }
or straight, $5.40; extra fancy, $5.15.
Cornmeal--4.90 per barrel; 38 1-2 -
pound sacks, 41.80.
Crackers-A B C soda crackers are
quoted at 5 1-2c; Cream, 7 1-2 by the lot.
Rice-New Louisiana, 4 3-4@6 1-2.
COFFEE AND TEA.
Coffee-Easy; fair. 81-2c; medium grade
12 1-2c; better, 14@16c.
Tea--Good stock on hand, fair demand. E
Fair at 25c; good, 40@50c; fine, 75@,85c;
finest, firstname.lastname@example.org per pound by the
SUGAR AND MOLASSES.
Sugar-Standard granulated, 5 3-4c; St.
Emma granulated, 5 5-8; snow white
5 1-Be; choiee yellow clarified, 4 3-Sc
prime yellow cla rified, 5c; seconds
Molasses-Common, 12e; prime open
kettle, 20c; choice reboiled, 24@30c.
Chewing-Good medinm, 11 inch, @17
25c; better grades, 35@50c; fine quality of
Beans-Navy, Sc per pound.
Kraut-half barrels, 12 25.
BAGGING AND TIES.
Bagging-2 Ib, 7 1-2c; 1 3-4 lb, 6 3-4c.
Twine-For bailing purposes quoted at
10c per lb by the bale.
GRAIN AND FEEDSTUFF. ]
Corn-Mixed sacked. 46e per bushel.
Hay-Choice prairie (Arkansas), 410.00,
Oats-White 32c; Rust Proof, 34c.
Chopped Cord--90c per 100 pounds.
Millet Seed--85c per bushel.
Cotton Seed Meal--X.05.
CHICKENS AND EGGS.
Chickens, hens, per doz ........ 2 25
Broilers per doz ................ I 50@1 75
Fryers. large, per doz ......... 2 25@C2 50
Eggs per doz .................. 15
Butter, country, per pound.... 10a15
Turkeys....................... 40ol 00
HIDES AND WOOL MARKET.
Dry hides, No. 1, flint, per lb.. 10 1-2allc
Dry hides, No. 2, flint.......... 7aSc t
Badly bug eaten ................ 4a5c
Dry salted, No. 1............... 7a8c
Bull hides...: ................. 7a8c
Green salted hides......... . 6 1-2a7
Green malt hides glue and badly
cut..... .......... .... 4a4 1-2c
Wool tab washed, choioe ...... 20a2c
Wool, unwashed, clear ......... 14a15c
Wool, burry and black ........ 8a12c
Beeswax, prime ................ 20a2Bc
Tallow ...................... 2 1-2a&c
Sheep skins, each.............. 10a25c
Goat skins ..................... 10a20c
Otter ........................... 51 0000
Beaver.......................... 1 O(a 00
Raccoon........................... 1.. I
Fox............... ...............a .. 1
opo mlm ......................... s lln
lid Oats............ 1mt
Wolk skins............... 50al 50
Deer skins, per pound ........ 14a17c
IRON AND HARDWARE.
Axes-$6 00a410 00.
Axles--6 1-2c per pound.
- Bellows-20a22c per inch
Belting-Rubber, 60c and 10 per cent off.
Castings-3 1-2a4 1-2 per pound.
Hoes-$3 00a6 Oc per dozen.
Horse Shoes-Quoted at $5 00perke;
mule shoes at $5 50 per keg.
Iron-Flat, round and square, 2 3-4c
Iron Bound Hames-53 00a6 00 per
Kelly Plows-Boss, $1 30 each.
Kelly Points-Boss, $1 40 per dozen.
Kelly Land Slides-Boss, $1 40 per
Spades-Short hendle, $6 50all 00.
Shovels-Long handle, per dozen, 56 50a
Sweeps-All sizes, 3 3-4c per pound.
Singletrees-$1 50a5 00 per dozen.
Trace Chains-27a40c per pair.
Bull Tongues-Corn shovels, diamond
scooters, 5c; turn shovels, 4 1-2c; heel
bolts, 65c per dozen; grass rods, c1 25 per
Wire-Galvanized, barb, 3 1-2c.
Wagons-2 1-3 inches, thimble skein,
$44 00; 2 3-4 inches, $4500; 3 inches,$46 00
3 1-4 inches, $58 00; 3 1-2 inches, 565 00.
Seats $2 50; brakes $3 00. Tubular or
t hollow iron axle wagons, two-horse,
550 00; four-horse, $65 00a70 00.
Make No Mistake,
BUT SEE THAT YOUR TICKET READS
TO ALL Points
Solid Vestibule Trains
For full information, call on your
nearest Queen & Crescent ITicket
SAgent, or address:
B. McGROARTY, T. P A.
R. H. GARRATT, A. G. P. A.
New Orleans, La.
I. HARDY, G. P. A.
New Orleans, Lr.
pi@11 Plumbing gem 'ry
Prac ical Plumbers,
525 Milam Street. Phone 408,
C Office with M. C. Eletner, in the Doll
c Bulding opposite conrtbouase
STHE OFFICIAL BARBER SHOP
625 TEXAS STREET.
1 ,A Zt-claas parlor for the aoiomoda
sjon of white Wefltemmn uciimre1.
Che Pstamage of tim Iab wq seiett
The Colonel's Story.
BY Mliss BETTIE PHII.LLI',.
"-Stepping to the door he called I
Felicita. 'Come here, my child.' ii
When she came he took her and F
Le said: 'My child, Mr. Holiday eC.
tells me he loves you. Be a true h
woman and tell me plainly, is his b'h
love returned ?'"
"lt was so sudden that she could (.
or scarcely understand. Tears camne n
to her eyes and she gasped for'
)a breath, but she soon gained self- ,'
control and calmly said. 'It's so- "
"'The old general quietly placed 1:
her hand in his and said, 'God f
.d bless you, my children,' and n
el walked out. ti
' "1 admit that their betrothal 1
came about in a very matter of d
n, fact manner for the romantic ideas o
of the young people of to-day, 12
r but we are dealing with matter of n
e, fact people. After an affection- li
ate good-bye young Holiday left 1:
- next morning for _New Orleans to s
take charge of his boat. c
"As usual he called to see his r
kind friend, Father DeVere, who f
welcomed him with his ever 1:
wonted cordiality. r
s " 'Ah, my son, I am pleased to c
see you; you are looking rather f
ill; no, I should have said serious.
I suppose you have been to see our
mutual friend, General Flores, and ,
his daughter. And how fare r
" 'Quite well, thanks, but the
old general is growing quite feeble v
"Yes, as time in its ceaseless
flight flows down the current of
years we all float on her bosom.
Mon Dieu ! How little does it
matter if we reach the haven of
rest. Now, my son, tell me all
"Young Holiday told him unre
servedly all that had passed be
tween General Flores, Felicita and
himself. All of which Father De- t
Vere graciously approved. s
"As you have given me your i
unreserved confidence ever since t
we happily met, I would be b
;, pleased to know your plans. It is b
my desire to consummate our en- i
tr gagement, as soon, as I pay for b
et my boat, which I am determined '
to do. If I have good luck I will a
be able to do so after a few more o
seasons. But a strange fatality r
seems to follow me; just as I seem ti
to reach the goal some untoward e
• event occurs to dash my hopes to n
the ground. Therefore my serious n
looks only bespeaks a foreboding a
"Father DeVere listened in un- b
- interupted silence until young p
Holiday finished his coloquy, v
when he said: :
1 "'Oh! my son; I have listened b
to you with feelings of pleasure, s
and of pain. Of pleasure, because n
I you expressed a manly determina- b
' tion, of pain because you say, if e
you have luck; there is no such n
thing as luck; if there is it is a lb
' delusion, a charm, that lulls to
sleep our best energies. In other d
1) words luck's a fool, and works a s
fortune. You say a strange fatal- s
- ity pursues you. I think that d
fatalism is one of the most terrible 8
P| dogmas that has ever taken pos- s
session of the minds of men. It
really amounts to superstition; it 1
has ruined more good endeavors c
than anything else. It unhappily1
- took possession of the great;
Bimvlll whene wAS on the very
tbrembe OdfdL. oc~if the ~oo jf
H lie was ~o iJulprl- i(i with that
idea that he r(eqtu i.,-t the King c-f
1 France to relieve hiim of the gov
- ernorship of the co,iony. Hlad he
Sheld on Louisian:: would never
s have been given to Spain. and the
many hardships inilict.ed on the
1 colony by the Spani.,h Cove a
SImlent ou(ld never have ot-curred,
r and especially the O'Rielly mur
- 'ers would nituver have darkened
t: e fair pag e of the history of our
. beloved State. Ah! to, say 1. love
3 you, Louisiana. most lovable,
I most beautiful, it beggar l7:I nguage
t.o express my feelings. On who ,e
1 blessed soil I first saw the light ,f
f day, and when the cares of life are
s over I hope to rest on your loving
bosom. Set up your standard and
f march to it. What we need in
- life is principle and determinatior ;
t be sure you are right and never
o swerve from the path of dut .
Such characters are necessary for
s progress and society; fatalis ;
o from the very nature of their be
r lief became time severs, and often
retire from the battle of life when
o one more charge would win the
" 'Not on flowery beds, or under shades
Of canopy reposing, Heaven is won.
r " Be brave, trustin God, whether
3 winning or losing, and do the
"When Father DeVere finished
e speaking, young Holiday arose
- witL tearful emotion. Taking his
hands, he said:
s " "I thank you, Father, for your
kindly words of cheer and good
advice; I shall endeavor to profit
by them. Now, give me your
1 blessing and God speed.'
"After leaving Father DeVere,
Captain Holiday took charge of
his boat and began a course of al
- most unprecented success.
"Many were the letters of affec
tion that passed between him and
sweet Felicita. He dwelt on the
r bright future that seemed to await
e them, but a shadow of sadness
e hovered over Felicita and caused
s her to be gloomy. None noticed
- it more keenly than Aunt Venus,
r her old nurse, whom she called
` 'mammy.' All anti-bellumists had
a 'black mammy.' Young people
e of to-day do not understand or
r realize the deep affection and strong
1 ties that linked the young Sou
ern nabob and his or her 'bl
mammy.' Although I am an
B man I can close my eyes to
9 around me and see my old
'mammy,' and even imagine I
- hear her kind voice in reproof or
g praise. All my childish joys and
woes were poured into her sympa
thetic ears. Many a time have I
3 been lulled to sleep by her croning
songs, which were sweeter and
e more sothing than the finest music;
- her nursery tales were more inter
*f esting than the most thrilling ro
I mance; when she died my grief
a knew no bounds.
o "Aunt Venus, dear old soul, was
r disturbed no little one day when
a she found Felicita sitting in the
summer house in a state of dreamy
.t distraction; she laid her hand
e gently upon Felicita's shoulder and
t "'What ails you, my bird ? You
t hr ve not been singing and smiling
$ of late; has anything gone wrong
You don't how it hurts me to see
LtI you moping around here; has that1
siyoung Man aSAN or r4Wi