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Rayner of Maryland-Senator Perkins.Fer.
ryman-When Tawney Was a Black.
smith-lUntermyer on EconoImy.
Porter. Who Defeated
charges ' President
Roosevelt with over
stepping the consti
tutiounl hounds of
his authority, was
counsel for Rear
Admiral Schley in
the famous inquiry.
715U100 INi4 . When he was a con
gressman and the Diugley bill was un
der discussion he had a tilt with its
author. Mr. Rayner was making a
speech in favor of an amendment re
du(ing the tariff schedules when Mr.
Dingley interrupted and asked Mr.
Rayner if he favored putting coal on
the free list.
"Coal is not mentioned in this bill."
replied Mr. Rayner.
"But I should like to know if the
gentleman will join me and others to
put coal on the free list." persistet the
"Will you vote for the bill If we put
coal on the free list?" asked the Mary
Mr. Dingley replied that he would
answer that question when the bill
"Well," retorted Mr. Rayner, "when
you answer my question. I'll answer
yours. We'll both answer together."
Senator George C. Perkins of Call
fornia, who has been prominent In the
discussion over the president's Japa
nese policy, was once a sailor. He was
born in Maine sixty-seven years ago
and at thirteen shipped on board a
craft bound for New Orleans. In 18Z3
he shipped "before the mast" on the
sailing ship Galates. bound for San
Francisco, where he arrived in the au.
tumn of that year. He got employment
in a grocery store at Oroville. at first
merely as errand boy. By frugality he
sand up $800 in the course of a few
years. One day he met a man who op
erated the ferry across a nearby
stream and learned that the boat had
gone aground on a sind bar. Disheart
ened over his failure to get the boat
of, the man was anxious to sell out
the business, and young Perkins was
quick to see a chance to embark on his
"How much would you take for the
boat as it lies?" asked Perkins.
"A thoelsand dollars and not a cent
less," was the reply.
Perkins closed the bargain on the
spot. a resng to pay the money before
sA1ot4 retUm AS A FsarxMAN.
seadown. Going to the bank he drew
het is savings, and inttead of return
tog to work spent the afternoop in rid
Itlag every store aloan the one bust
a3ep street of which the town boasted,
borrowing moeey to Wpake up the bal
ansp. From one business man he se
ead $45, but in most Instances he
wai y able to negotiate small loans,
sod eie now he remembers that every
tty .ent piece was a welcome addi
tieS tobis pile, but he ba the satisfac
tioe of .obtatIsng the needed amount
and, was the owner of the boat before
he *ent to bed.
It took him three months to dig away
the-smnd bar, but he got the ferry work
lag and sold the boat not long after
ward toe $3,000. That gave him his
gator Perkins Is .a member of the
comzittee on agriculture. One day he
Vas asked by a visitor, "Isn't it a little
sugnigar you were put on the commit
$ee Se-agriculture r'
"Oh, o,*" said the senator, thinking
et his experience as sailor and ferry
sanu "It was perfectly natural. I was
wade a member because I used to
pViw the seas.
'oft Sharp Wlilama, leader of the
henmperAtc 'mnority In congress, Is,
eleiattaed for bia apt retorts. The
man has an occasion
al twinge of rhpu
#esr silk under
lething and you'll
never have a touch
StivS ibley, million
re member from
iear -air - bPnnsylvania, said
fLI AXP toL t him.
1 1 were silk rnderwear the doctors
would call my trouble gout and charge
mne necordingly." Mr. Williams said.
'Only mnillionaires can atterd to pay
The alsepiled spelling reform gta
.Jgoelt when the casmittee on appro
'of the house ot representa
t lt te ecgdrma James A.
u'-ee vh~qu'lent. to
documents. The report of the connnit
tee and Its adoption meant that, so far
as congress was cancerned, it was
through with "thru" and that "dropt"
would be dropped. It was a declara
tion for the -spelling mother used to
make" instead of the newfangled
words. At the office of the Carnegie
board in New York, however, an em
"We're not crusht. clipt. distrest. de
prest, droopt, tript or nipt. We've still
got the goods."
Congressman Tawney rose to law
making from the blacksmith forge. He
is fifty-two years of age, and at twen
REPRESENTATIVE TAWNEY READING LAW
AT THE FORGE.
ty-six he was still pumping the hel
lows making horseshoes and hiding
his light under a bushel, though mak
ing an honest living. But as lie work
ed at the forge he had a law book
handy and when he got a chance read
it. In this way be picked up a kdowl
edge of the law and at last entered a
law office, studied at a law school, was
admitted to the bar, and so proceeded
on the pathway to fame until the
doors of the house of representatives
opened and admitted him to participa
tion in the legislation of the nation.
E. II. Harriman, like other men of
large affairs, is rather absentminded
and is not overcareful about his dress,
though he employs a valet. His pri
vate car had just arrived in Omaha
one time, when he was told that some
new gasoline motors were in the depot
awaiting his inspection. He dressed
hurriedly, attiring himself in coat,
vest, hat and overcoat, and started for
the platform, when some one called
out:I "Mr. Harrimin, ft's pretty cold
this morning. Hahn't you better put
on a pair of trousers?"
Samuel Untermyer. counsel for the
life insurance reformers organized un
der the title of the International Policy
Holders' committee, participated in a
unique debate in Buffalo recently be
fore the members of three of the city's
leading clubs-the Buffalo, Saturn and
University. In this debate he support
ed the contention
that the control of
the New York Life
Sand the Mutual Life
should be handed
over at the election
then about to occur
to the men on the
ticket put in nomi
SAMUEL UNTER- nation by the com
MYER. mittee. James Me
Keen, who was of counsel for the
Armstrong insurance investigators, rep
rese;ted the so called administration
tickets of the two companies, arguing
against Mr. Untermyer.
Speaking of a certain proposed re
trenchment In insurance management.
Mr. Untermyer tells a Christmas story
Illustrating the idea that retrenchment
may mean one thing td one person and
another thing to some other. It is like
the case of the husband who, looking
at his wife, reproachfully said:
"'My love, In view of the approach
ing holidays, I thought we were going
to practice economy for a time.'
" 'Oh, so we are, dear,' the lady an
swered. 'I went downtown and coun
termanded the order you had given.
your tailor for a $250 fur lined over
coat and got Instead an ermine stole
that only cost $200, a clean saving,
you see, of $50. Not bad for one day,
was It?' "
Peter A. Porter of Niagara Falls, N.
Y., who defeated Congressman James
W. Wadsworth of the Thirty-fourth
New York district, has succeeded, after
some difficulty, in getting. the party
classification which he desires in the
Sixtieth congress. Mr. Wadsworth
was the regular Republican nominee
in the Thirty-fourth district, and Mr.
Porter was nominated by Independent
Republicans by petition and was in
dorsed by the Democrats and the In
dependence league. He claims that
the Republican vote of the district was
split and that at least 50 per Cent of
nuvamZNuTATrVrrulDr POBTIEB AND THU
It went to him. He has always been
a Republican, desires to vote with that
party in the next congress and will be
put in the Republican list in the di
rectory. He entered the field against
Mr. Wadsworth because of dissatisfac
tion among the farmers of the district
with the present congressman's atti
tude during the discussion last spring
and summer over the meat inspection
bill and had the support of every agri
eultural journal in the country. His
emblem In the campaign was the cow,
and one of the expressions of congrat
ulation which he received was a car
toou. theJ.oat production of two artist
WOleasi, H. H. Green and Mildred C.
msem. rarebosting a farmer and hib
- iebratag_ the victory for tAR
JAM S BRYCE.
The Noted British Stattesmam aln
T i an of Letters.
The Right kon. James Bryce, who
is soon to succeed Sir. Henry Mor
timer Durand as ambassador to the
United States, is one of the most emi
nent of British statesmen and men of
letters and is perhaps best known in
this country as the author of "The
American Commonwealth." In the
reading of this work Americans them
selves have learned a good deal about
their own republic. He is a Liberal in
politics and is a member of the pres
ent government, occupying the post of
chief secretary for Ireland.
Mr. Bryce was horn in Belfast, Ire
land, in 1838 and is the son of the late
James Bryce. a Scotchman. who was
distinguished as a scholar and honored
with the degree of LL. D. The present
I chief secretary was educated at the
Glasgow high school and University of
Glasgow and at Trinity c)ilege. Ox
ford. As a young man he practl(-ed as
a barrister. He has been a zalo ber of
parliament from Aberdeen, Scotland,
since 1885 and has been the incumbent
of important cabinet offices under sev
eral governments. The offices he has
held, the books he has writted, the de
grees he has received and the number
of learned societies in which he has
membership make a long list. During
his career ipn parliament he has been
active with tongue and pen in advo
cating the extension of rural govern
ment throughout the United Kingdom
and In forwarding the interests of Ire
land. He was one of the strongest up
holders of Gladstone both in his home
rule policy and in other features df the
political programme of the Grand Old
Man. He has done much work in the
cause of elementary education In Great
Britain land In improving the condition
of Christians in the far east. His best
known works are his "American Com
monwealth" `and his "Holy Roman Em
pire," the latter being a book of ex
ceptional historical value and literary
charm. Like somnp other noted British
statesmen. Mr. Bryce is a devotee of
mountain climbing and ha., been pres
ident of the Alpine club.
PANAMA .STEAM SHOVEL.
Specimen of Machinery Used In Dig
ging Isthmian Canal.
The ream shovel is a great factor in
the digging of the big ditch across the
isthmus of Panama. the gigantic task
which 'Uncle Sam is now trying to
hasten on to completion. The dirt lit
erally flies when these giant shovels
get In operation. The scoops of the
shovels take up not merely dirt, but
large rocks weighing several tons, and
drop them into the waiting cars be
neath with as little apparent trouble
as If they weighed but a few ounces.
It is in the famous Culebra cut that the
steam shovels are now chiefly employ
eSXAM SUOVTL AT WOax IN OULEBBA OUT.
ed.' In his special message to congress
on the Panama canal President Roose
velt, speaking of what he witnessed in
the Culebra cut, said:
"It way striking and impressive to
see the huge steam shovels in full play,
the dumping trains carrying away the
rock and earth they dislodged. The
implements of French excavating ma
chinery, which often stand a little way
from the line of work, though of ex
cellent construction, look like the veri
eat toys when compared with these
new steam shovels, just as the French
dumping cars seem like toy cars when
compared with the long trains of huge
ears, dumped .by steam plows, which
are now in use. This represents the
enor ns advance that has been made
la machinery during the past quarter
6t a century."
An idea of the size of the steam
aboeI sown in the picture may be
by comparing it with the
-_ the left hand coer.
OWNING A HOME.
If Often Depends on the Woman of
The newspapers tell of a woman
who has reared respectably a happy
family of eight children, her husband
meanwhile working forty years at $30
a month. How she did it Is some
thing only a woman can understand,
but it this woman had been the man
in the case It is certain she would not
at the end of forty years still have
been working for $30 a month. She
would have been one of the partners
in the business, If not, indeed, its sole
owner, whatever it was. The indus
try, economy and clear grit she exer
cised In bringing up eight children on
almost nothing if put into a money
getting enterprise would have made
her at least half a millionaire.
Even at the end of the forty years
of hard work and self denial she was
no better off than when she started in
as a bride, but if that woman had had
even half a chance she would at least
have owned a home by this time.
With ordinary health and advantages,
common sense and quite uncommon
determination and perseverance, it is
possible in this country even now for
a family to own its home in the course
of some years.
The first thing for a wife to decide
on In thinking about owning a home
is, "Is It likely my husband's employ
ment will continue in this place, so
that we may consider our residence
here permanent?" If the answer seems
to be yes, then it will be the best econ
omy to prepare for a permanent home.
After the determination to possess the
home is firmly fixed ways and means
will open. The next thing to do it to
examine localities carefully, the prob
able rise in property values, distance
from husband's business and sich mat
How One Woman Got Her Home.
A wife and mother gives in the New
York Evening Telegram the story of
how she and her husband succeeded in
paying for a roof over their heads and
became comparatively well to do.
though the husband's wages were small
and they had four children. It is a
remarkable story of woman's work and
To begin, she and her husband set
before themselves one purpose-that of
owning a home. The husband had to
work ten hours a day six days in the
week, so all the rest depended on 'the
woman. She made her own and her
children's clothes, mended the family
garments as long as they could be
RBsULT OF A WOMAN'S PEBSEVERANCE.
mended and did her own housework.
They saved a little money, enough to
pay for a plot of rough ground, and on
that they proceeded to build a house,
borrowing the money to pay for It.
The house had a cellar and seven
rooms and an attic.
The heroic woman soon found, how
ever, that, skimp as she would, they
could not pay for their home on the
husband's salary. She resolved to earn
some money herself. Most women
would have thought they had enough
to do already, but this one had a strong
purpose in view. That lifted her above
the level of common souls. She bought
a cow and learned to milk and take
care of the animal herself. The cow
paid the building and loan association
dues. Next the heroic woman added
the chicken and egg industry to her
money getting ventures. A small poul
try house was built, which soon was
added to, and that brought in money.
The ground was full of roots and stones
about their house. These the home
maker dug up with her own hands and
made a vegetable garden, selling vege
tables too. For years in summer she
worked from 4 a. m. till 9 and 10 at
night, but the home was paid for.
Building or Buying a House.
It is frequently cheaper to buy than
to build a house if one keeps on the
lookout for real estate bargains. It Is
hardly ever well, however, to purchase
one of the so called cheap hbuses erect
ed by real estate agents and contract
ors and advertised. They are built to
sell, with all that that implies. In the
outskirts of a city a two family house
Is an excellent investment.
The arrangements for the two fami
lies are quite separate, so that the
house owner can live in one part and
let the other part. Often the rent re
ceived pays off the mortgage, or at
least the interest on money borrowed
to secure the home. When you build,
have bathroom, furnace and hot and
cold water facilities provided. Elec
tric lights are even put into farm
Those Officials' Wives.
Amusing as Artemus Ward's kanga
roo are those officials' wives at the seat
of war In Washington who quarrel
over the altogether childish question of
calling on one another first or stalking
among the foremost in a White House
parade. They have no idea how small
the matter looks to the 75,000,000 intel
ligent republican citizens outside of
S. B. hICKS, President. YALE HICKS, Vice President.
W. F. CHASE, Secretary-Treasurer.
YALE HICKS, S. B. HICKS. F. H. GOSMAN. W. F. CHASR,
T. H. SCOVELL R E COMEGYS.
FThe Hicks C .
and Cotton Factors
Office and Warehouse Corner Spring and Travis Streets, and Corner
Texas and Commerce Streets.
flen~ Rose flerantile I li. Co. [14.
THE OLD RELIABLE SEED HOUSE OF SHREVEPORT.
Have now ready for shipment Garden and Field Seed, such aO
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BEANS. GARDEN SEEDS.
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517-521 Spring Street.
C. C. HARDMAN'& CO.,
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Lumber, Shingles and Sash
DOORS, BLINDS AND GENERAL HOUSE
Office and Salesrooms Corner Spring and Crockett.
Lumber Yard Corner Lake and McNeil Streetm.
SHREVEPORT, LA. A% j
No. 62a-In the City Court of Shreve
port. La.: J. T. Barnes vs. W. C.
Glover & Co.
No. 636-Max Levine vs. Glover Tailor
ing Co., W. C. Glover, Proprietor.
By virtue of a writ of fieri facias, is
sued in the above entitled and num
bered suit. by the Honorable R. D.
Webb, judge of the City Court. Shreve
port, La., and to me directed. I have
seized and will sell at pbthlic auction, at
the Texas street front door of the court
house of Caddo Parish. between the
legal hours fdr sales,. on
JANUARY 12. 1907.
One lot merchandise, other articles and
Terms of sale cash, with benefit of ap
O. P. OGILVIE,
Jan. 3. City Marshal.
I am applying for a pardon.
No. 10,398-In First Judicial District
Court of Caddo Parish. Louisiana:
Succession of G. H. and M. E. Boaz
Bx3 virtue of a commission to sell, to
me issued in the above entitled and
numbered succession by the Honorable
First Judicial District Court of Caddo
Parish. Louisiana. I will offer for sale
at public auction, for cash, according to
law. at the principal front door, of the
court house of Caddo Parish, in the City
of Shreveport. La., during the legal
hours for sales. on
SATURDAY. JAN. 26. 1907,
the south half of the northwest quarter
and north half of the southwest quarter
of section one, township fifteen, north,
range sixteen west.
All of the above property in the Par
ish of Caddo. Louisiana. and to be sold
for the purpose of paying the debts of
the said succession.
S. Y. ALEXANDER,
Coroner and Acting Sheriff and ex-Of
ficio Auctioneer of Caddo Par
Caucasian, Dec. 20. 1906.
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