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Fever and all salarial TreldLs.
Does Not Contain Qalale Nor Other Polio.
Does Not Injure the Stomach Nor Efet the Hearing I
" W. A. McLrty & Sdon, Dime Box, Tex., sy: "Ramon's Pepsin ('hili Tonic is the
best we have ever ~andled. My son prescribes itin his practice,and says :t is
the on ill Tonic which a child can take without injury to the stomach."
Priee5o BBOWN IllG. C'O., Prop'ra, Greneville, Tenn.
i-' " A. S. Withers' D. I. PorterMgr,
ot of Texas St.. 'phone 28o
U___" Wholesale and Retail
Lumber, Shingles, Sash,
Doors, Blinds:and General House
FFICE atd FA IF fC(M',cor. Spring ad Crtocett.
LUMBER YARD. cor.:Lake and Mcneil Stt. shreveport, La.
S.BHCKS, Proe. YALE HICKS, Vice-Prea W V OtlASE, Seety & Trea
8 B ICKS, IALE HICKS, F H GOSMAN, W F CASE.
T B SOOVELL, a H STEVEYNSON
E HICKS COMPA0NY
and Cotton Factors.
Office and Warehouse, Corner Spring and Travis "
and Texas and Commerce Streets
r VA TUSTN a A M WREI
NEW WHOLES ALE FRUIT
PRODUCE AND SEED HOUSE.
T1xstnTh &d Well
ag.oweetstl on bead a ftrl aowk of Fruit and Priodee. Wrlte as
Ji w-iJar wh e tm d it say araele . our line. All goos freas, quahty
Almian t. risas low sa tie lowest,
ýab Reasted Peanuts Always en Hand.
S s, &pples, Apples.
s auld ra. s ad l ) es
:51 121 Spring Street.
91 A5D GRaO ce
Iportd L Dniestd ler(%
_~"i Beat & ]Mot Psalar Brand
4 .iiS....ei a! a ders.
Never di"i I see so iman tlir;c worthy
of sp ,ecial lt( ,;t:uon. ian(1 nevet r did I
find e t!.e ti s so cha ;i,. i('rtainly
the e ::"(' 1i ,:r ,int, - -o di :" t ]:it nlie
s .l't' I o+: .,'- t" :1" tit ,:i-, fi- r fear
of tf"all'L, t,, t." r lil, 'r in a f,::,t. The
ow t , f f , ' f i 1 " : ' ' ll t l l -
I .t f1 i " " ." ' :.. C . (:tl-o a e
been a f-u !it :l i t< ,il. :: G e 'ar
little ive- I t .e t.ll ,-u t' t. this is
inlt the tith ,e to a-i.: tlhc ,l f, a -,::ill
amioUlnt of t-' tra a-L. ii 1I.;- I l;iV. : : t
beten tundlsto, d th lu t the ',1 , t: ,h Ib'1
are thit lhgiltlnlate' sp ll, of t'I t ivtis.
So I hopes yot have. ail (t ,n title to
tnke :lvtianta.ce of the fa, t :.!d tliat
you are prll' llr:! r ti go :a ,ilitg, tr)al
this letter is to tell you what to, 1,1uy if
you \l'ant to he in tii' front I:rii iof theI
Ellost fa; hiaill: leli'. The nit, .l s tIndl
mantles are hatinillstnl ! iolh'( 1 to loI
at, but the wuoInI of toid:li is t,(oo: -
a tive to be aibl to get thie lrol-,,"r wellr
out of theln. f)i thi' reasonli tliat 1,:t y
are so long that th'y require slow andtl
dighilreid l.,o i 'in t, 'n ! ill ,' w ,el
are given to swift action alnd move
tmnt. Tile clo:lks are so lon. tlhat, as
a rule. they3 tiolich the i .r' lll. nll,,
hanging open in front, as tilt mnot o
them do, they are greatly ill tihe way.
No one can get into1 cnr. c(lrriage or
mount the stehs of iany tilu'e with a
purse in one hlall and a lir:l.til iii tlh,'
other without lril and :nl, 'itii in t
the dan-er of stuill,ling. Solat- (I l,(I
emnpire coats look inrre like nichlitroles
thu an ythig., with the only lillernce
of uateri:al. ('overt is seen inl very
many of the newest of thel.m long
wrals. mostly the iravelnett'.i ceovert.
which is waterproof, and they are re
ally elegant when seen in repose, but
Dot so when the Inldy is climlning in and
out of cars and going up stairs.
The long and splentlid velvet cloaks
and mantles are cut away in front so
that they are easier managedl. Iight
Sbere I wish to say that thetnr seems to
be a great confusion about the names
of these long garments, as somle are
called mantles, and perhaps in the next
store they will be called w.raps, opera
cloaks, and others have still other
names. But they are all as beautiful
na If they bore one name only. The
-evening wraps are too magnificent to
describe. The most superi' brocade.
with real gold thread runamin through
It, is used in some of them, and others
:are so covered with Inac, beading an(rT
furs that it is almost tmpossible to
-say what the foundation is. But the i
chic of all is the square shouldered, I
short box coat, made of the lightest
beige doeskin cloth or mielton or the
heavy broadcloth made expressly for
-cloaking. Not every one can have the 1
automobile necessary to the happiness i
of every one, but all can walk, and that I
:le why the short box coat is so very
'fashionable for the smart set. The
,houlders are fitted with a sort of half
ioon piece of canvas sewed with strips
at featherbone tape and backed by a
Trn LATIT OF AL L
ine covering of cotton batting, so that
the boning shall remain invisible, while
the shoulders beconme of the required
squareness, and that is saying much.
The day of sloping shoulders has gone
by. andl the square shoulders of the
athlete are the fashionable ones. It
was impossible to make sloping shoul
ders where nature had designed other
ones, but It is easy with this contrir
ance to get the square effect, and then
all one bas to do is to live up to it.
Very littl gold braid or gold cloth
Is now being put on new garments, for,
no matter bow much one pays for it. it
tarnshes so soon that it is scarcely
worth while, It costs $6 to $8 a card
for the cloth, and it is narrow, and
when one can hardly get a week's good
wear out of it it is-poor value.
The newest of the shirt waists are so
pretty that It is no wonder tqat all the
women are wild to get one of the clan
plalds and one of the ridiculous fancy
handkerebhlef petticoats. These last
are of taffeta silk of some kind or oth
er, with the regulation number of ruf
des, and above them is a sort of founce
made of handkerchlef points, with the
points down. These are the rumchus
des, which did not please wel in
waists, and so, as the stock was left
on the hands of the importers, it seems
that the pettlcoat makers thought they
ih be utiised in that way.
,Hama.r rus Ronw.
Enured by :he
-= ýi OA S. . S " "S.
::,, I t!t: : I ._t! i ,-' · H . 1 II r faee.
I(' t s!w .s , ui I see t, r. ttla inly, io
ahrl.o l l! lb i tran parll t pil( 1, o
cth ,. ,,ot. I with l _nr'.. ,ti ()%.1r
book. lHet nl e.l: r also that s!ie has no
INSTRUMENTS OF TORTURE.
pocket and that she is obliged to hold
up the train of her skirt. As for her
How could human beings get them
selves into such a shape?
S-sh! Say no more! I will show you
our most valued antiqluity. the only one
of its kind in existence-a corset. This.
Iadles and gentlemen, was the latest
thing In 1900. The upper part was
made of cloth, boned and steeled, but
fromn the waist over the bins and in
some cases reaching almost to the
knees it was of the strongest elastic
webbing, which fitted like a coat of
mail. How one moved, lived, breathed,
in such an apparatus is a mystery.
See, the victim was tied in by means
of these strings and tied in so tightly
that. incredible as It may seem, these
ends almeost met!
What could have been the crime for
which this awful contrivance was a
Ah. that Is buried In the dark past! i
No one has ever told, but there Is no
doubt that it must have been horrible
beyond degree. MAUD Rouxsaoa.
MAIDS OF HONQR.
Duties of the Damsels Who Wait em
Few Americans know anything about
the duties of a maid of honor-I mean
a maid of honor to royalty-and the
prevailing impressaon among these few
is that the maids are content to wait
upon the queen all their lives and bask
in the sunshine of her royal presence
without thought of man or marriage
In other words. that the maids are old
maids. The foundation for this popu
tar belief no doubt arises from the
strict rules to which the maids are
obliged to submit while on duty. Per
haps these restrictions are a remnant
of the old bad days of the Stuarts or
the vulgar times of the early Hanove
rnans. but there is no doubt that the
makids are very sharply looked after.
No male, not even a male relation, can
obtain admlssion to the suit of apart
ments allotted to these young ladles.
However, their month's term of service
comes only three times a year, so the
rest of the time they may 11p as gay as
they please. Indeed a maid of honor
has every chance of marrying well. and
there are only one or two who have
served more than tcn years.
The salary is £3.00, ano the duties are
very light. consisting mainly in wait
Ing on the qneen and Ieelng to the com
fort of royal visitors. No doubt in the
early days of her majesty's married
life the maids had a hard time of it,
when, except by her command, they
were not allowed to sit in the presence
of the prince consort or address any re
mark to him. Chivalry had so far gone
that the maids of honor were expected
to open the door for him. which is sad
to think of But the hardest thing the
queen ever had to do was to get people
to recognize her husband's position.
There are eight maids of honor, and,
although they are not all peers' daugh
ters, they have either a peer for grand
father or a peeress or a daughter of a
peer for grandmother. They are all
entitled to be called "hotorable." It is
useless to say that the position is ex
alted and one eagerly sought after.
Loadon women have a new fad
Which may be imitated in this country,
the dress album. This consists of a
large blank book In which are pasted
pieces of every gown bought by the
owner, the date of its purchase, the
Irst time worn and whatever special
incidents may be connected with it.
It might add to the interest to paste
an the opposite sheet the dressmaker's
bills, which often show genius of such 1
a high nvantive order. Anything to
THANKSC!VI"G C K-.
With lanljhe Suar I'rontin: -So:n-L
(the( r I)tililo;a ( onfeCi.nii. .
la n , ýI l k k lI lit 11!n ! 1 tt :1 'n. I
S , .. , r I tt , nt :tlt t,1 '1 It
b \\ i .' \ i l l n 'U" (l, ' 1.t 1' :l l11 1 '1 , 112t:1
S :li In ti S; . Thi Ai ' '
L:: [. l ,, l a l' of N' ti:i ' h I.t :i "
of .i.,n I le tire. sct l ut cold t i. : .Or
,1·r l t ,f :':ti.t:. or shit l :t',l l i :tIl.
8t' t::; r II (r t lhe tire until I [isho t i l.
TA.\N'KSGil INAK ('AIDE.
tha n e,,k 1r tltil the soft all .i I :i
rfie : i'leal nt ith,,ut ti t frrli:,. t L ll:,it.s
ftol the 1fire. S' int cnor llod toe anoidl
abet until of :csisttt cy to sprs ald.
oiled Clalle. Sugar a rostine .- il
two llusual proportion of l aother l n
ari alvnte witll half a tuful of land
idozn: atr until soft all re mchan
fori in coipel wIter, the remai ponder inof a
tine stcreal o to the stiff baten w.ites
ofor te mochating constantly: retup orn
to the r te and beat to a creamfully, to avoid
blfuilg. tewo or three llirup.ts tflavon re
mo't and heat occasionally until cold
anthd of to ssiweteeten to sprextre ad.
taste. To ake.- thke a sponge ctkt
mixture in two round layer cake pans.
Irlf a pound each of eggs and hal a cup ofgar
and the usual proportion of other In
gredients will give two layers and a
dozen lady fingers. Prepare a mocha
reamounds and spread smooth between the
layers and upon the outside of the
cake. Score the cake n pieces fadd
serving. Pipe with the rema pounder of
For the mocha cream wash a cup of
buttegr then beat to a cream and add
slowly enough thick sirup, flavored
with toffee, to sweeten the mixture to
taste. To make the srup cook togeth
er a cup of sugar and half a cup of
clear, strong coffee until a thick sirup
is formed: cool before using. A cup
and a half of butter will be needed for
a large cake with heavy decoration.
Pdmnd (ake.-Beat one and a half
pounds of butter to a cream, add grad
ually one and a half pounds of sugar,
then the beaten yolks of ten eggs; add
alternately one and a half pounds of
flour slfted with two level teaspoon
fuls of baking powder and a scant cup
of milk and. lastly, the whites of ten
eggs beattu dry,. When putting the
mixture into the pan, add here and
there a slice of citron. .
A Popular Deecorative Idea.
It has been quite a popular idea of
late, says Good Housekeeping, in ar
tAstle effects to use handsome stretches
of tapestry or brocade for background
pieces against the wall behind couch
or sofa. They make a flue show it
from beauty and harmony of color or
richness of texture they deserve so
worthy and conspicuous a place. But,
it must be remembered that such back
grounds are t6 be the setting for liv-l
ing pictures, and It is only fair that
they should not diminish or detract _
from the pose of the actors. It would
be the poorest expression of art in the
home if the personality of the occu
pants should not be always at its best
in its own surroundings. I
Sugared Sweet Potatoes.
Peel cold boied potatoes cut in two
lengthwise, place In a dripping pan n
flat side up. sprinkle with salt. pepper j
and granulated sugar quite freely. On I
each pie.e place a small piece of but- t
ter, and brown in a quick oven. p
Latest .lflltary. L
Hats dip much over the face. a strik
ing but not universally becoming style.
Fur and lace blend together, and many
hats andl toques will be worn made en- F
tirely of fur.
Toques formed of inch wide goldI
braid alternating with silver and trim
med with light blue panne and sable
AN ELEGANT RAT.
are singularly dressy. Tricornes and
adaptations of Napoleonic styles haeve
great vogue. # 3
The very chic hat llustrated is made
in velvet and chiffon of an elusive tint
only to be likened to the bloom en a
ripe plum. The sides are form ld of two
feather pads separated by a French
buckle, while the dome shaitd crown
is built up in goffered chiffon and cir
cles of narrow velvet. a
IIIEUTII GF_ T1 S.
a li atllhv Ir a-,.
,L..,h IN TilE L.EAI)
The Tlolal", i .o l ,,t u .a'0h,
it:: Ihlt |.it r t cu n , 11;: ;, ;i
lHa,. Not lIken .n.ntired h)
t. t s m; rp ller i'et.
A 'i'in, N v. ". --Y ,, t IX ),!., v,: .,.
of T"X i i vt i I !'. " o! ,
repotrt wxv hs audiite, tie it' -- r'- tax
ri>- of tl "ry t lllty 11 ti111 - t.;c W ith
the 'xu' li',! f Lilo r!v cv nitl: .
T'" tax r ills fur 1h 9 -IiW a tital
ana lipti: iror. it I t,72';,.. . "1'lie
t' ".1. f ,r 11 ',i lo('tt .i: ."i , I2- , .if fran
n :.,, of pro perty of the I:iternation:d
aniltd reat Nrthern Railway comp!any"
The questirin invollv 1 iin the taxing of
fra;n.hi.es and Intanible piroiperry is
p 'nli.ig in th: court; in soiIe forml or
athe-r and taxes were oiit collected on
th x:;N 1i 0i, . of froanchii~e~ nor on the
railroad values above mentiloned. Thus
the a:"tn::i legitimate values of the state
for 11-69 wa- ýl.02,1>31 ani the rolls
of thi: year therefore indicate a net in
cra..t in tacrhLle values of $:14,174,111,
which is quite a substantial gain and an
increase of about 21-, per cent.
The historic county of Bexar heads
the li.t a.t the wealthiest couty in the
state and in addition shows the largest
ht-rease over the previous year.
Navarrro c)unuty shows the second
largest increase and the fl:ures are due
to the development of the oil fields.
Anderson is the third county in the
matter of larg., increases. The increase
In that county is due to the assessment
of property of the International and
Great Northern Railway company,
which has been exempt for 25 years.
Jefferson county shows a handsome
Increase and it is not surprising, because
Df the remarkable growth in wealth and
population of that .section of the state,
particularly Jefferson county and the
city of Beaumont. The latter point is
!specially p.cogresive in the lumber and
rice trade, the latter business growing
The far west keeps in line with the
eastgrn portion of the state 900 miles
sway. El Paso county ranks next to
lefferson in having a large increase.
This county and, the city of thQ same
name have experienced unusual snooess
A glance at the counties in the black
belt will show substantial gains in near
ly every instance.
The decreases are mostly in south and
wrest Texas, the flood ravaged counties
suffering heavily. Fort Bend is the
largest loser, with Travis a close second.
The decrease in Travis is the resnlt of a
reduction of 8333 per cent in Austin
city values, made necessary by the de
struction of the municipal water and
light plant in the high water of last
There are only 41 counties out of a
total of 242 showing decreases.
As above stated, the tax rolls of Lib
arty county have not been received.
The value of Liberty county property as
shown by the 1889 roll was $3,041,511.
. Graderp Blowa to Pleee.,
t Cheyenne, Wpo., Nov. 23.- While
thawing out dynamite at a railroad grail.
Ing camp 30 miles west of Cheyenne,
George Randers and Patrick McCue
D were blown to pieces and a number of
) ther men injured. Tb, explosion de
r Itroyed a locjmotive and several cars
I standing on the track near and injured
the engineer and fireman. Huge rooks
were thrown a distance of several hun
ired yards and a great hole was torn in
Robbers Blew up a Nafe.
Omaha, Tex., Nov. 23.-The store of
F. W. Farrier, a merchant of this place.
was eunered and the safe blown open
Sby burglars. Therm was about ,70t) in
lh( s.e!. which wa.4 taken by the rob
,ers or ths:r oyed by the ex:ilosio)n. The
sxce.sive use of the explosion, it is
thought, caused the destruction of the
paper mionev. '".ereo was ab!,ur 3100 in
silver. This is the third tuine Mr. Far
tier has suffered a safe robbery.
Breach of Iromise Suit.
Fort Dodge, In., Nov. 2:.--uit was
filed in the district court hv~er by Mf's.
Sophia Oleon, a widov', aganl sJohn
Anderson, prominent y uin ',an about
town, for brt:ach of Irc;nmie. Plaintiff
ulaims damages in the sum qf $10.Oi.
The papers allegte the promis., of mar
riage was given when drefendlint board
d at her home. Anderson is z Jlerk
n the Logan hotel.
Heavy Sales of Cypres er.
New Orleans, Nov. 2J a result
Df the opening of the 1 barge line
between this city and t. Luis, thrite
large sales of cypress were booked last
week by the Southern Cypress cmpany
here, it being understood that the lum
ber will be shipped via the new barges
to at. Louis, from which city the pur
hbasers hail. The purchase amounts to
Rumor as to the Czar's Death.
London, Nov. 26.-The rumor of the
:tar's death appears to be unfounded
Nothing to confirm it has been received
>t the Russian embassies in Berlin and
Paris and the embassy here has received
nolhing since the bulletin Thursday.