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FIVE ISNUTE TALKS.
ideas on Education- A Week of
NOTES AND PERtSONALS.
One of the most interesting chapters of
-'Critical Studies in French Literature."
now running in "The Chautauquan" is
the dissertation Montaigue wrote for
plane de Folz on "The Edusation of Chil
s father, who was a devotee or culture,
spoke Latin and "had ideas on education,"
wishing to have young Miohel draw the
test amount of proft from the school
to attend, hired a German who was
1 yersea in Latin to take charge of the
e child, with instructions not to speak
any other tongue than the vernacular of
ancient Rams. The household servants
were also lurnished with Latin words
sufficient for the requirements of ther ser
vice, and, his parents conversing also in
Latin. the boy reached the age of six with
out tbe least knowledge of his maternal
speech. Entering the college of Guyenne
at Bordeaux with this advantage (Latin
was the daily language of the schools)
Montalgne soon lost himsell in the delights
01 Latin literature His mind was nour
e on the ancient classics by the traitr
oi the seven years he spent at schoo:,
e thinks the knowledge bought at too
a price. "1 would Zrat know my
mother's tongue well," he said, "and the
language o f my neighbors, whom I would
most likely meet"
His indictment of the colleges of the dqy
is eoeot severe. 01 practice: education he
says: "The toy should not be brought up
at home. The fondness of his parents
would interfere wit. his proper physical
development. He should learn to .ide
horseback, and fence, and harden the body
agalnst both heat and cold. His curiosity
hould be kept on the alert. He should
setice what takes placa about him and
a so what happens to the men of whom he
reeos. for by means of history he will ss
sociate with the great souls of. the best
esnturids. Wide reading and observation
give the surer judgment. A frost will not
at ue God's wrath then, nor a hailstorm a
tempest, nor a clvil war of France the end
* the world. It the pupil gains a just
understanding of things he will not lack
words to express them. And the words
ahonid be those of his own coantry. "
Three cannibals on one occasion visited
the eourt of Charles IX. After they
had been shown the pomp of the King
and the beants a of the buildings of the
town, they ere questioned as to what
thing they had can which most aroused
their wpncer. %hey answered. In the bret
place, that they noticed men who were
orged with alV sorts of things, whose
follows were t eg a at their doors, then
with hunger and overty. and toey found
ltstrasgse that th necessitous men onuld
such lain *s and did not eels the
at or set Are to their
ins esmmentary on the
A Distlegsished Citinse Dead.
is the death of Capt James X Foster
the Saste has Inst a distinguished aid
valeahe eitizen. I ihreveport, his home,
where he. was best known, this loes Is
seot dseply felt
A man, who by nsaast power and great
ateagth of cbaI'ter, lead and directed
uMhse stairs, his counsel and advies was
matnrally seught ea grave and important
'eqstteess aSeoeting the general welfare.
hbesm being as. ses* holder, nor desiring
**I*, he yet served his State sea* the Los
giAllilly; and spared net himset is the
m9iess that he gave; aor In adisitag with
he sod administering to their needs, if
(184 teode so.
1e was, Sn the highest sease of the
liegds a assn o publc affairs. Noauee the
4lities of eltisenship were lightly regarded
Opt in the p'ivats walks of Ilts he
ase the true, generous Irienaf, and Is
-09 hems he was revered and beloved.
MuO' wealth wan not hoarded. In
uetaleeies to friends and strangers, in
S reoeas UHvar, is the liberal education of
Sle Ne and daughters, In donations to
a wshlesbs, religious and pubile enter
-pissohis puree was ever open.
Hest and right it 1o that Shreveport
mourn and drape her gngs and
<leSo the marts of tr de-a good sit!
has gone from earth's scenes--a man
pear and as s reproache."
A Week of EstertaIsmests.
Two engagements of the educational
eourse were Ailed at CentrajHigh
the past week. Moada? night, the
Grand Concert Company gave a
sad delightful entertainmeat.
ths4opany Is compesed of Miss £dith
violoseslliest, who has won the
of the gist lady 'cellist of Amerisa;
uarifease Breekoom, reader, who Is
to be the best exponeat and
of the authors and pcests of all
Mes Grace Caborn, soloist, who
every requirement-in that she'a
1.E singe divinely and of Miss
Tarrant, harpist, whose teshni
is perfest and touch true. Never
.thepeople of Shreveport enjoyed a
.banlisat and delightful, musical en
nIght, Mr. W. Y. & French,
ot Art Institute, Chicago, gave a
ean unique entertainment. His
Wit and Wisdom of the
iseats of the analogies between
aen art, and was delivered with
of address and swifteass of
that you listen and admire
of the eraven wonderfully
and absorbing to the!
ombaines to a marked degree
of the pleasing lecturer and
Sn oneesselal Instructer.
the theatrical attrno
oger hees the ame nights,
Uslens anijenes at the
The Two Winston Churchills.
The two young men who hove made the
name of Winston Churchill lamous have
never met. The gnzlish Winet.ov Church
lit is camin, to AmeIac this winter t>
lecture. It has heen surznstnd that th'
American Winetoo Churchill bi asked to
introduce him to his first American
Winston Leon'srd Spence: Churchill of
England, is a son o, an Ameriani mother,
Lady Randolph Churchill was the Miss
Jennie Jerome of New York, and her mar
riage to the Eigiish statesman made be
an important figure in London society,
She is the editor of an %mbitious and ex.
pensive magazine celled The Anglo.Saxon
The American Winston Ciurchill is a
St. Louts man. The author of "itiebar I
Carroi" went to United States Naya
Academy at Annapolis, Is a St. Louis ar
pointee, but the lite of a literary man wAS
more attractive to him than a career in
He resigned, was connected with the
Army and Naval Journal tor a time, anl
was associate editor of the Cosmopolitan
Magazine for many months.
His Arnt boor was "The Celebrity."
lie is now writing another book, which
will be called "The Crisis." it will tell
about St. Louis in war times, and Lli;coln
and Grant are to be among the charactersI
,. Distance and Dancing
A physician with a mind for statistis
has been estimatin the distance covered
by a woman in dancing through the ordi
nary ballroom programme, says an eax.
change. An saerage waltz, tbe doctor
estimates. taken over three-qiarters of e
mile. A eqaire donee makes you cover
half a mil', the same distanc is covered by I
the polka. while a rapid galop will oblige
you to traverse just about a mile. Say
the:e are twelve waltzes, which is a fair
average-these alone make nine miles.
Taree galops added to this make the
distance twelve miles, while from three to
flive other dances, at a half mile each, bran;
up the total to from thirteen to fitteer
miles. this, too, without reckoning th
promenade and the extras.
"As'a means of exercise." says the phy
sician. "it will thus be seen that dancing
stands at the head of the list. In golt, for
Instance, the major part of the exercise
consists is walking around the links, fol
lowing up the ball, and yet even in golf not
X muco grouno is covered as in an even
the Most B:antifai Hate
There was a dispute among three maid
ens as to which had the most beautiful
hand. 4.ne sat by a stream and dipped her
hand into the water and held it up;
another plucked strawberries until the
ends of her Ingers were pink, and another
gathered violets until her hands were fra
grant. An old haggard woman passing by
asked, "Who will give me a gift, for I Am
poor" All three denied her; but another
who esat near, unwashed, unstained with
fruit, gave her I gift and satisled the
poor woman. And then she asked them
Iwhat was the dispute, and they told and
lifted up before her their hands. "Beauti
ful, indeed," said she, whea she saw them.
But when they asked her which was the
most beautiful, she said: "It is not the
hand that is washed clean in the brook. It
is not thD hand that is tipped in red, it is
not the hand garlanded with fragrant low
ers, but it is the hand that gives to the
poor that is most beauriful." As she
said these wards her wrinkles fled, her
stat was thrown awM, aad see steed
before them an augelrom Heaven with
authority to decide the question in dis
Not to Be Disconraged.
rolite society is often at its wits' end to
devise meas of getting rid of people who
are not~wasted as mellrs or visitors, but
who will not take a hint, for polite soeiety
eannot say in so many words, '"I do sot
want you to come agaia." A French papa
repeats this dialogue between two ladies:
"And so you still recesve that d'eadful
' Impossible to get bet to take a hint!
D3 you know the last time she oalled I
never offered her a chair 1"
"And what was the result?"
"Result? Why the next time she camse
she brought a folding oamp stool!"
Mrs J B George has returned home alter
a pleasant visit to freendes in Grees e,
Mrs David Washburn is the welcome
guest of her parents, Mr and Mrs B F
Miss Gertrude Larkin is visiting her
aunt, Mrs Emmett Reams in Minden, La.
Misses Maude Everett and Tweatle Ardis
are the guests of Miss Josie Ford on Cotton
Mr and Mrs D I Porter have returned
home from a deli.htlul visit to friends
In Kansas City.
Mrs J T Duke and her sen, Carol, have
returned to her home in Texarkana, Tex
at or spending several days with Mrs if
Miss Amelia Gahagas, of Coushatta. will
be the guest of Mr J C Pugh during the
The many friends of Mrs. 0 L Hargrove
will be delighted to learn of het much im
Miss Bertle Goodwin will leave Thurs
day for Ruston, wher she will spend the
holidays with her parents.
The members of the Authors' Club were
very pleasantly entertained by the. Misses
Blliu at a social meeting last Tuesday.
Delightful refreshments and games were
Miss Julia Rogers was elected president;
Miss Belle VsanLear, secretary and Miss
Allis Bullock, vice-president. The next
business meeting will be held at Miss
One of the pleasing surprises was the
anneuncement of the marriage Sunday
afternoon ef Miss Evangeline Trippets aaJ
Mr B C Bolssseu, at Parkview chureh.
Rev Dr Sawyer made the happy twain oan.
We fsliettats the happy Dride and groem.
A very large and veli se
lected assor tivet.
Prices Range *roit 85
NeW desigs is 1u9ey lalf
13 e.nso n' s,
421 Texas Street
Noti-e is bertbv given that all members
of "The Provident Benevolent Acsocia
thoe" are requested to meet at the office of
the company in the city of 4hreveport, Li..
on the 10tu day of January, 1901, for the
purposc oi considering Lte q. e5sAtn of an
.nmendment to Article one of the charter,
in reference to changing the name of the
said association, and such other bust
ness fs may coome before the meeting.
K. It. HICKS,
Secretary of the A seociation.
flee. 16, 19000
OfficiBtroeeedings of the Session
Held December 13.
Shreva9ort. La., Dec. 13, 1900.-The Po
fite Jury of Caddo parish met this 1lto
day 'f December, A. D., 1900, at 10 a. m ,
Wm Winter presiding, and the foilowlug
members pre reMn: S A Alex nder, H -
Huckaby. P P Keith W T Monkhouse. W
B Mleans. J S Noel, John Oden, W S Pe
nick, JOU D Hives, W F Thoma* W W
Wynn. Absent, T S Hutchinson.
W 8 Penick. 4 offered the following
Rtsolved,that a committee of three be
appointed to dratt suatable resolutions
expressing the sentiments of this body
I., the loss of th ir late preasdena, Ca't J
M Foster, whom death has so reeent'y r:*
Resolved, further, that as a further mark
of respect this jury adjoura to meet on
December 27, 1900.
W b Penick, Jr, W B Means and H H
iauckaby, with Chairman Winter, were
appointed a committee to draft resolutions
to be submitted at the :melting December
27, 1900. WM WINTICH,
President Pro. Ter.
A L DUBINGKR, Clerk.
"LET WELL ENOUGH ALONE."
Hava No Tuie to Change the Ad
in the Uauasaian
This is no joke, but a fact and so
said Mr Latta, the genial, courteous
and obliging manager of Leon M
Carter, jeweler, one of the grande*
most attractive and complete estab
lishments of its kind in the State.
"Let well enough alone" U signifieant
and so is the compliment to the Can
casian in whose column will be found
the ad of this deservedly popular firm
which is strictly reliable and the
leader in jewelry in this city. To be
too busy to write an ad to replace an
ad, which is considered a good steady
drawer of business is a credit to the
good j udgm ýnt of Mr Letts. It is
no wonder the magnificent store of
L-on M ' arter, jeweler, is crowded
with ladies and gentlemen who know
and appreciate good value.
As a matter of news it may be an
nounced that Gov Heard has ap
pointen Col J 3 Young a police juror,
to All the vacancy created by the
death of tir 'Foster. Col Young is
well qualified and will m ke a splen
did representatlye of the peopic in
the Police Jury. He is congratulated.
ST. JOHN'S DAY.
A Joint Celebration by Bhreve
port and uacado Lodges,
F and A M
At an election of Caddo Lodge, F. & A.
M., the following officers were electtd for
the ensuing term: J A Tuigpen, W. M.
U. D. Kalmbach, S. W.
C. B. Johnson. J. W.
S. B. McCutchen, treasurer.
A. W. Chessman, secretary.
L. C. Allen, senior deaoon.
W. A. Roberson. junior deacon.
H. D. Watson, tyler.
in this conactlon it may be announced
that Shreveport and Caddo Lodges have
decided to hay a joint celebration on St.
John's DAY December 27.
Holy Trinity Church.
At the Holy Trinity church today at
Hiih Mass Father Slevin will deliver the
sermon, his subject being "Education."
He will preach a sermon on tae same
topic at St. Vincent church. Fairfield, a.
K:30 this morning and will address the con
gregation at the evening service in the
Trinity church. Father SleVin is foreelul,
earnest and eloquent.
The Police Jury.
The Pollee Jary of Caddo parish met In
regular session Thursday, December 13,
and after Mr Winter. the president pro
tem, had aenouaoed in feeling words the
death of Mr J M Foster, a committee to
draft resolutions was appointed, and their
report will be submitted sometime during
the week. The jury as a mart of respect
to the memory of Mr Foster, president.
adjeursed to Thursday, December .',
wnen the businses of this sossion will be
N, I -i
hoem are hlniiayq ond ftti"a
Cheri ic le ')ears day, ow *hi b ws
tGO like going ar n$ 0o - frmda'
juesatiS niakbg ~Uotftp 0141 Wrrtb
of July, ~bS'h it is *soselSifii Oatig we
si nIB ziako mis 'iol.W eS ?1'wk.
g'.ig b. V'h * 4p 4 m 4-41) . bof
5,( wt b a*n "Oi k as ae M s*' u.or
M' iiw athoi l '.artt(i, at "'f ic
~u4Chrisltoaa- 1'ei1,tt~itmias* aS
Each room with mistletoe
Anfevery post with holly.
different. i is the home feast above
all others, when the love of the mem
bers of the family is shown at its
strongest, when every one from grand
pa down to the tiniest tot fairly beams
with good will and love. A Christmas
which is devoted to grand dinners and
Idle show is no Christmas at all, and a
Christmas without a child is the mere
pretense of the day. Close your eyes
and think what Christmas really means
to you. Let the magic of the word steal
fully upon your senses and then tell me
what you see.
Perhaps memory brings back to you
an old fashioned house with polished
staircase and well waxed floors. Greens
are wreathed around every picture,
and looped across each doorway. There
is an indescribajle fragrance of holly,
mistletoe and Christmas tree. It drives
the children half wild with excitement
as the little rogues scamper around,
trying their best to peek through the
cracks of mysteriously closed doors. 'i
The greate.rt night Qf all
When children watch with
glee anz fear.
naslly they are all corralled safely in the
nursery, where they gather around the
open fire and listen breathlessly to
mother's or big sister's Christmas tales.
Then when each -small stocking has
been bung before the dying fire there
is silence in the nursery. Perhaps
*** lanau bY UAWI Gun OIe II
e*ate balt 00 t&*)e ouhy *) run in
4uitt? fit r M a eatretfles 1t4on tie
heaith4e t ae tirnis (1 the ap
*roac e Saints L'ate. th, 6hat dear
wyfh .1 Saete (bup: ViA? modern
relnce a"d e#et( f c'lventions evet
"re ewe to WA toying it? A Tole U>1
*r* (5141P1'"en'. sake.
Can s* reugSe1er 0$ ,ha! la es
warf%9t Wam you afoke on Christmas
Au."niniz? IMlt ill tl~ chill and gray
dawn you crept towew l your bulging
itoeking an4 fairly grahle'I it from its
n il? And. oi, what a wealth of goo1
les rained from it! And how yon and
41e f ler chailrn exulted thereat,
mu(h to the dicom fort of the sleepy
"gWInn op.a" oitii eve In your (yelid;
refused to sty open f1nd you fell fast
asleep, club hi-g a very sticky but de
licbous candy clcplant or camel or
somen such ( hristmnas least! Thln
when the day really began what fun
there was! It was your day, and the
"grown ups" felt It was so and for
once gave way. You were allowed as a
great treat to go to church and bear
the beautiful anthems, and when that
was over how hungry you suddenly be
came and how you rushed to get home
In the afternoon big sister and some
of the older cousins gave a play In
which the costumes and scenery were
homemade, much to the amusement of
the audience, or perhaps there were ta
bleaux Instead, which didn't require so
much tiresome memorizing and which
gave every one an opportunity of look
ing pretty. The grand finale of course
was the appearance of Santa Claus, fur
coat, cotton wool and all, with the Ici
cles of the north pole clinging to his
burly form. When with a lordly ges
ture he drew back the curtains and you
Old Santa Claus-behold
The myth which sa.vantr
saw the Christmas tree gleaming with
lights and flashing with jewels, with a
myriad of pink and white parcels
weighing down its green boughs, can
you remember bow you drew in your
breath and cried, "Ab-h!"
"Ah, yes; tha5 Is Christmas in the
home!" I hear a girl say. "But I'm
studying art in a strange city, strug
gling to win fame in a solitary studio,
and Christmas is the loneliest day in
the year for me." Your own fault, I
answer. You can't have the home at
mosphere, true, but why can't you
give it to some one else? Somewhere
in the great city there is a little child
who is as lonely as you are, and no
child has any business to be lonely on
Christmas day. Go out in the streets
and find toat little "raif. You will see
him skulking around the brilliantly
lighted shop windows, staring with all
his eyes at the splendor within, won- I
dering, hoping against all h'ope that
by a miracle some one of those candies
or those glittering toys may be his.
The days of miracles are not past. You
can operate one yourself. You can in
vite him and a couple of his fellows to
your desolate studio. He will probably
think it the most beautiful place he has
ever seen if you decorate it with ever
greens and soft lights and have a small
Christmas tree standing in the corner
with a few goodies and inexpensive
trifles upo#it. And if the spirit of
Christmastide does cot steal Into your
heart as you watch the delight on the
small faces of these little outcasts then
you are beyond feeling the true joy of
Christmas-the joy of giving.
In Dre.r I
g y Ieniette Rousseau.
Y am going * tell about some of the
Iovely things tha:t sad t)lga Nothersole
*,ars on the etnme. 1in one iWt she
Wears a wrap the like of which has not
been Wn I this country ever. It is
trn over a dress of rich silk, and this
a In tui n covered with an overdress of
fine silk mousseline do so e, and this is
gibroidered with everything imna ,iua
ble which could be inip!essed to naLe
It still more beautiful. There is a de
sign of trailing flowers, among them
calla lilies made of chiffon, and all the
leaves are made in the same way, so'
that out of the chiffon there have bloom
ed these pure and lovely flowers. They
look as if swimming on the surface of
the water. Chiffon. Is so soft and deli
cate that it gives effects that nothing
else can. When mingled with pearl
and all manner of silken flossy threads,
it can be imagined how very beautiful
the whole is. This dress has a train,
and the whole of this Is wrought with
more of the chiffon in the form of flow
ers and studded with pearls and held
in place with other flowers of floss.
The effect of the close worked lIlies
made of chiffon on the thin and filmy
silk muslin is simply exquisite. This
dress Is made in something of an em
pire style, and the same ornamentation
is somewhat like that on the skirt.
But It is the cloak, coat or wrapf
whichever it is called, on which I wish
to lay stress, for nothing like it has
been seen here before. The shape is
empire and has short fronts and hangs
from the back high up on the shoul
ders. It is open in front and has a
train almost as long as the dress. The
body of the garment Is of velvet eisele,
and the figures are raised in high relief
and are surrounded with gold enz
broldery in the finest possible threadz'
and it is fairly stiff with the mr'erial
and its added embroidery. The sleeves
have the upper parts solidly wrought
with the most superb of work in addi
tion to the original richness of the vel
vet. Around the bottom of the sleeves
are bands of Russian crown sable and
ruffles of chiffon. The collar, which is
to be worn up or down as suits, is also
of sable. The whole garment is lined
with 'sthe heaviest and richest brocade.
and the edges are bordered with sable
fur, which we all know is worth its
weight in gold. At the sides this is
made double depth, and around the up
per edge is a row of gold balls. Along
the front there is a full ruching of
white chiffon quite deep. It is a dar
ing thing to do to put white chiffon
and such costly fur together, but when
it is done we are obliged to admit it Is
I suppose I ought to mention the hat
worn with this wrap, so say that it was
an enormous picture bat of black vel
vet, with drapery of Irish lace and
with three great white flowers some
thing like white poppies. anl they
were made of chiffon. Some black
plumes curled around the crown, and
the flowers rested on the hair. Now
all of you know ay I can tell Qout
the wonderful coat that has set half
New York crazy, and I will say a few
words about a waist worn by this real
ly tasteful woman. It is not every
one who has fine clothes who has the
most taste. This is a white baby waist
of white mull shirred closely at the
belt and at the neck. It is IYPiTadour
shape and has a bertha of fine point
across the front, and over this is a
figaro of point do vnise worth a farm.
This has a flat collar and revers of the
same and sleeves also. All al n:; the
edge of this is a row of loops mande of
white silk feath'rl.one cable cord,
which gives it a superb finish. Not one
point of color goes with the e hole suit.
The hat is of black shirred tuile, with
a long black ostrich plume ant a largq
square gold buckle. These are but feig
of the beautiful things worn by the
mous young actress.