Volume 6-No 43. SHREVEPORT. LA, .October 30, 1897. Price 5 Cents
1873-BUSIIESS PARALLEL.-1397 is
The r. ewspapers of all cities are W '
taken by the people as a reflex of oDA
the condition of the communities
in which they are issued. If they Dr;
look healthy and prosperous, the E
reader will very naturally conclude E
that the city where it is published Re
is prosperous. On the other hand s n
a newepaper that does not contain MO
a liberal proportion of the business
cards or its citizens, cannot be ex
pected to carry abroad an impres- W
sion of prosperity and progress
iveness-which its very appear
ance belies-however much it may Mt
puff and blow the town.
These thoughts were inspired by Jo
a comparison of the Shreveport p
Times of November 15th, 1873, Hc
then, as now, the leading daily H
newspaper of North Louisiana, D
with its issue of Sunday, October w
24, 1897. st
The business conditions are all E
in favor of the present, but the E
issue of 1879, published in the E
jmast of one of the greatest yellow
fewer epidemics known, presents a
spirit of enterprise sorely lacking g
in the business men of the present, C
or else our much boasted growth j,
We give below, in parallel, the
uuamber of home advertisements
auooined in the two issues at L
hat and iavite the attention of p
r eaders to the lack of business
or lack of enterprise, thus exhit
by the merchants of a grow
a itlroad center.
S. - None.
Adrhitdcts and Bil ders.
w S'. Nw la.IaI Tn.
SBoo- and S.oes.
sý ýaeem. r. P.aore ao...
JAL 71 ý1mk. mP·'ii
1878. 1897. 187
IE Ward, EG Beard & Co., Hora
WT Fleming, F W Bowers,
Bogel & Durringer, City Hall Pharmacy, 187
TH Monrris. E J Conger CH
Morris & Dickson.
Dry Goods, Clothing and Millinery Nui
E A Buhlaw, Carrol Cahn, Nul
E and B Jacobs, SG Dreyfus & Co. N
Rierson & Gragard, Florsheim Bros. o.,
Dreyfus Bros Kahn Dry Goods Co., par
8 Dreyffuas & o., Bigart & Co.,
Florsheim Bros, M Levy & Son pre
Moch & Weil. Jordan & Booth,
Nelson & Co.
1873. 1897. evil
Wm Enders. None. cit.
Groceries, Produce, Etc. Z
1878. 1897. off
SMundy & Collins, Henry Rose, fro
Gregg &Ford, R H Lindsay,
WH Elstner W T Taylor, the
r John L Gill & Co., Hicks & Co.,
James R Arnold Ardis & Co.,
Phelps Bros. & Co., Foster & Glassell, pi
, Hoss & Noel, Goldstein, Mabry &
McCutchen&H~agood, Co., for
SHicks & Howell, W i Ogilvie, les
D B Martin, Hunter Bros.,
Boissean & Ford, W P Leary, of
r Wm M Marshall, Andrew Querbes, W
Stacy & Poland,
Hamilton & Co., (
i E & B Jacobs,
Sale & Murphy. po
a Hardware. we
187. 187. ye
. H HLee &Co., Vondenbauman & y
t, Conway&Buckelew, Eastham. fri
tC W Burt
~ CWBU4~ afa
James F t.9
e 173. 1U7.
SLA Pirese _ B& HPrasoott, p
WinDaman, B edfield & Wm BSeas,
t Penick & Ford, C8
,Lie Ass'not America,
Pf Piedmont & Arlington.
*t- 187. 1857. ci
VS- It, Leon Moarter,
IP' P FL Frank..&
Liquors, Tobaccos, Etc. a
A DroWin, None.W
T W Jones, Victoria Lambar Co., a
Machine Shops. a
1is7. i .. b
OLbCSlhambriS. WK He Andron.
al Marble Yards. t
Wmi Kinney. Downs & Newman.
187. 1897. cd
MS Donaldson, Edward Petach.
Real Estatie Agents. e
J GDmWn Sl acery & 1
ThOemal s llip, la, .
IA eP nd AW C Perrin,
Cmi, Ablr~ebodaI, 3oa
i- a.. jPa
Wagons, Saddlery, Etc.
1873. 1897. ;1
Horan & Looney. Snyder Wagon Co.
Wood and Coal.
CH Bosworth, FM Currie. fire
TOTAL NUMBER OF ADDS. rec
Number of home ads: 1873-91 slit
Number of home ads: 1897-51 E
Nor can it be said that this dis- 18t
parity is in any manner due to the set
present management of the paper of
-whose enterprise has made it a wa
credit to the city-but is painfully of
evident in the columns of all our en
city papers. wc
This is the season of the year to inl
offer inducements to get business on
from abroad, and the columns of me
the newspapers are the channels pl
through which it must be accom- or
8 plished. The railroadss-if we had ar
forty-will not bring business un- ip
less added by the natural agencies at
of commerce-the prime mover of A
which is advertising. ti
Gentlemen of '97, can you not di
emulate the spirit of the men su
of '73, and keep Shreve- he
port's business interests before the re
world. Don't let a small sized m
yellow fever soare 700 miles off h+
a frighten you so badly that you are
afaid to let the people know that p
you are still in business. st
THE PROGRESS is the people's tl
paper and always champions the t
cause of Shreveport. d
CLEVELAND IN THE SENATE.
If Grover Cleveland should de- :
cide to enter the roll for United ti
States Senator from New Jersey g
and should be elected, the Nation ti
would pity the Nutmeg State. It t
would be an awful affliction upon 1
the people of that Commonwealth, b
but it would be a just retribution t
sent on that overgrown egotist. In
)o., a body of statesmen, men of cour- a
age and ability, where each will t
be on an equality, we think he will c
find himself in far warmer quarters $
than when he, as President, had
the vantage ground, and exercised f
his powers to co-erce men into 3
doing his bidding by loyalty to
party. But the positions changed, 1
each having an equal showing,
we think the world would soon I
& learn that Grover Clevelend Is not
a great man.
But he has too much sense to
stand, aye he has.
Is there any harm in saying, go
to the davil ?
The right side. Which side Is
the rglht side of a q oesto? Ah,
·Py.- sr~· .,ao~..C
)Isss Birdie Doll.
Miss Birdie Doll is dead. To
many this news was told by last
Sunday morning's papers for the
first time, and regretfully it was
received by many whb were only
slightly acquaintcd with her.
She had but recently passed the
18th bower in life's garden and
seemed a flower plucked from one
Sof her richest jewels. Miss Doll
I was one of those favored daughters
r of our Southland, who is specially
r embellished with sweetest traits of
womanhood. She was winsome,
Sintelligent, cultured, thoughtful;
5 one who sees in life an object,
f more than to exist or seek personal
a pleasure. She was an idol in her
- own home because she was so
I amiable, patient, solicitous, antic
- ipating, pleasing alike to sisters
s and brothers as well as to parents.
ºf A sweet, gentle Christian disposi
tion was hers and her patient en
)t durance of her long illness and
n suffering but mellowed in a
Shallowed humility, the nature al
ie ready ennobled by an ambition to
,d make life a coronation of God's
re Sweetly and peacefully she
at passed away, knowing that the
sands of life were passing through
's the glass of time and fully prepared
le to meet her God. Lovingly, tn-'
derly she talked to her parents sad
sisters and brothers of the better
way, of the home beyond. the
e- skies; and just after 2 o'clock on
8 the morning of last Sunday her
Y glorified soul was released from
n the earthen temple and she was
It transported to that abode not
on made with hands, which Christ
h, has prepared for those who love,
>n trust and serve Him.
In From the Holy Trinity Sanat-e
tr- azy her funeral was onoaduted in
ill the afternoon of that beautitml
rill Sabbath, a fit complement for the
ers solemn, yet holy oocealon.
ad To the father, our personal
led friend, to the dear mothr and
ito relatives, all, THE PoEsSS will
to say God bless you in your be
reavement; but will likewise say
Bd, that such a death is worth more
ag, than all life holds dear; for it
on leaves behind footprints which
aot lead to Heaven, to Glory, to God.
On April 28, 1685, at a town
to meeting, the people of a little set
tlement called Boston, on Maaes
chusetts Bay, voted to open a free
go public school. The Boston Jour
nal says that the school was held
of Cornhill, near W
ustreet. Boston peopelt
thais w aks the r h;
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