Newspaper Page Text
owiïteîcra! TOL. 1. LAKE CHARLES, CALCASIEU PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1881. NO. 25. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. ( 1 ABKIE3, A. FOTRNET, Attorney V.T at Luve, Lake Clmries, La., offiee formerly occupied liy Louis Levuque, on Court House Rtuuv. July », IKKl.-lv. f 1 BORGE H. WELLS, Attorney at VT Law, Lake diaries, Calcaricn Par ish, La. Practices in Caleasieu, Camer on and Vernon parislies, and in Orange and Jefferson counties, Texas. July », JH81.-ÜIH. 1 7 A, GALiLAI'GH ER, Attorney at . . Law, will j>rar 1 i('e in this and ad joining parishes, and before the 8 upreiue Court, at Opelousas. Sep., 8, ifiSt.-iy. A J- KEARNEY, Oistriet Attorney, A. ]4tli Judicial District, praetiees in the several parishes of the District, Otiiee, in Lake Charles, at the Jlaskeli House. Office* in Leesburg, at liis resident*. July », IHSL-ly. J. C. MUND AY, JVL D„, Surgeon, Physician and Obstetrician, C 10NTINUKS to practice his profes J siou amt can he eon su I ted at liis Drug Store, on Rviui street, at all hours, Lake Charles, La., July », 188i0-ly. DENTISTHY. D R C. D.CRAIN to praeiiee his profession, and ran he consultai at the residence of Mr. John MeCinrnick. Hold and A malgam tilling*, at lowest prices. Artificial teeth inserted, from one to a lull set. Teeth extracted skill fully. [oet2»'81. ' - -------- - ---- G . K A X X' . 1» Il A. K M A. O I«T, MCCKSSOB TO Dr. *T. C. NI im<lny. Physicians' prescriptions carefully pre pared, day or night. Ort. 1 "> IHNl.-tf. FRANK MAIriEli, TONSOICIAL AKTIHT, ltvau Laite Charles. TJAIR Cutting, Shaving, Klniiiipooii 11 ing and JLur Dyeing done in the latest Ht vite July »; 1881 .-If. JKlIK.VIAIt J ItUIKS. ,1AM L.Ä 4M.MR. /N.iviiTmt o T>T a in O Cv IJIj AUa . Uonttttetors ami Hu f Mers, LAKE CHARLES, LA. 0 . AtW I. ly._____^ ____ ____ w Kurmtuvo HepnlrofL T T WIN'D pennaii 'iitly located in the J J town of Lake Charles, I am pre pared to repair all kinds of furniture, at short, notice, and oil reasomihle terms. Tliankful for past pal I'omtge, I solicit a contiimauec of the same. Furnitur** rt'Viiriuislu'd Bit till 1 house of the owner. Shoii oh Kirby street, near Ryan. Tou chv building. C- IL Bhl CL. Aug. 13, 1881 ,- 1 y. 6jfc S if I P li U IX D 1 N G ASP REPAIRING. < Vui tra ctor-s, <£•<•. On .South Bank of Luke Charles. Sept. 3, ItSSC * ~CJCO. A» C/&V .1111,1.IONS IK ft 1—P'->X'T OKCMBUä !' JUST IN TIME TO SAVE MONEY ! At lust J hen'found the right mai' hi the rif/lhl 'placefoe Good and ('heap 11 ark! I F ve\i want anv work done in the line o) Rooting, Guttei'iiig or repairing or a good assortment of his own mauufac timid Tinware, or any old stoves repair od, vou go to JO.S. \ <-Tin Shop, bank oil Ryan street, between Hill and Fine stroets, opposite K. A. (.allaughers residence. Sign of the Big Cofiue Pot. .1 uly », is-', lv. LAKE HOUSE, Opposite the Court House, Lake Charles, La., Livery, Feed Stable and Sample Room. --- Bur Room aud Billiard Saloon Attached. GREEN HALL, Sept. IS, XL Proprietor, HASKELL HOUSE, Ryan Street, Lake Charles, 1-a. H AVING leased the above namwl House, J propose to run it in first elass style. The table will be kept on tlie Restaurant plan, and no exertion will be considered too groat, to reader guests comfortable. THUS. R. REYNOLDS, aug 20 , '81 ,-if. Itowm iiiWW BK 8 TAITUNT, Uyuu rif ., Luke Ckaries, 1 at ail hours, and ciustamers assured that their upi « 1 H. D. NIX, GENERAL DEALER, CoIcomIou ; I I T I ! j j I not excelled hv any in tlie country. Nix'* Ferry, Rivor, Ln HAVE constantly on hand a large and varied assortment of STAPLE AND FAXCY PRY GOODS, AND READY MADE CLOTHLX0. My stock of Boots, Shot's and Hat >t excelled by any in the country. My atock of Groceries is as complete as can he, and being replenished weekly, From my long experience in merehan dising in this parish, 1 feel confident of being able to satisfy all who will do me the favor to give me a call. First class, hand made CYPRESS SHINGLES, always on hand, in any quantities. _ Prompt and assiduous attention totlie K K 11 R Y , tin y mul night. I urn H|H'<*ially picpaiwi ft»r 4 *rt>swn»î flrovcps ofliorrics iiihI fUttlc, mul for tukinje rare* cf tlu ni, having just * L tHCF PAXifTIH, in wlticli ace plenty of grass, water and sl,ll,u - Highest market price paid for Cotton, Wool and Hides. Give me a rail. H- D. NIX. Aug. 13, 10SJ.-ly. M. J. ROSTEET, DE A EE IN J ) li Y GOODS CLOTHING, boots and SHOES, HATS AND CAPS. GROCERIES, -AND jr^uhe Gburh s, I*a • i July y, 181*1 .-Jy New Orleans CHEAP ( ASH STORE. E. KAISER & CO., -dealers in— DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, HOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CAPS, CROCKERY AND TIN WARE ALL SU MIS OF ST APLE GROCERIES. We me alfco Ameuta for tlie Sew Home Sewing Machine Waltlmin \\ atclic*«. I ! j j fßrln order to make room for oar Fat / Stork, tee will close oat oar Sa muter stock of goods at ten ]>cr cent, less than oar former prices. \0U IS VOI R TINE TO SECURE j BAHGAINK! Come aud see tor yourself! LAKE CHARLES, LA. Aug. 13, 1881-tf. St. Louis Type Foundry, JS r . K. t'oniPT of Third & Vine hU. DKAUKK2S IX Printiutj and Writing Papers, Cards und Card Board , Tags, Enr dopes, Printing Inks, Bronzes, kt, Programme Cards, Wedding Envelopes, Weildiug Papers, &c. July», 1881. " GAUVKHTON ARTIFICIAL STONE WORKS. qRXAMENTAL ('himneys. Water, w Sewer aud Drain Pipes, 'Well Pipes. A full supply of ornamental door and window cups, sills, steps, key-stones, water-tables, curb stones, cemetery vaults, garden-walk aud ilower-bod edg ings pavements, «ml artificial stone work of every desenidion, iiirirrto order. Agent for Caleasieu Fauisli. Aug. 13, 1881 ,-tf.___________ XJjH).—B y a man of family, Keeper. Trie given. Apply at this r tf..* 1 »V I I Wirituaiïôn us Jfhsik-Kceia'r best of réference oiliee. j i j j HASKELL'S VARIETY STORE, Lake Cliarle*, Ln., On Ryan Sired, first door below the Haskell House. Will keep constantly on hand a choice and carefully selected assortment of BOOKS AND STATIONERY, Including Books of English and Ameri can Poets, Books of History, Trav els, Fiction, Music, and Science; tiift Books for the old and young; Sheet Music, Ste reoscopes and Stere oscopic Views, Albums, Engravings, Chromos, Blank Books of all kinds and sixes, etc., Letter, Commercial, Note, Legal Cap, Record and Fools cap 1'ajs'r; Ink of all kind* and colors; Pens, Penholders,, Pencils, Erasers, Paper Cutters, Paper Weights, etc., etc. General New* X>epot, For the sale of the latest Newspaiiers, Magazines, Novels, etc. CHOICE CÜX FECTIOX ERY AXI) FRUITS. Nuts, Jellies, Fresh, Preserved, Dried and Canned Fruits, Standnl Canned Meats mid Vegetables. Tobacco, Cigars, Cigarettes , Pipes and all smoking articles, and Toys, Notions and Varieties, too numerous to mention. This is tlie place to get your CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY PRETEXTS. The proprietor buys the best and sells the liest of everything in his line, and liis motto will lie ''Quiek sales Olid small profits." , • Genuine Singer and Peerless Setting Machines. At the lowest possible prices. - AI. SO OIL STOVES, HOUSEHOLD AND KITCHEN LAMPS. November 28, JHBI, PROCLAMATION LEWIS HOOPER & 1 ) 0 ., Bagdad, La„ —DKALBliH in DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, HARDWARE, CLOTHING, SADDLERY, —AN»— General Merchandise, —OF— EVERY KIND! Our Stock is large am! complete. Se lected more especially to meet the re quirements of tinilrtr uml tie men, who will lind ,l I» their advantage to cull on us liefore purchasing elsewhere. CONE OXE ! COME ALL 11 Oct. 22. 1881.-3m PETER FASSOLD, —PRACTICAL— w—rm. Ryan St,, Lake Charles, La. Watches und Jewelry Skillfully Repaired and Wurruntcd. I Fine stock of Jewelry Always on Hand, Get. 12 , '81 .-tf. XOTICK ! _ - A LL person«imh'bted to the late firm of Moss & Riddick, will please come forward and settle, as I must ha ve money to pay the debts of that firm, ami close up its business. A. IL M088. Oct. 2», '81.-tf. Houses Hade of Glass. [Pittsburg Dispatch.] Perhaps not one builder or con tractor in ten, if told that tlie com mon grades of glass made at the glass factories in this city have crushing strength nearly four times as great as that credited by expe rienced engineers to tlie strongest quality of granite, would accept the statement as true. Yet it is a fact, and being so, the query as to why glass lias not received more attention from architects structural material naturally sug gests itself. A reporter had a talk witli several prominent glass manu facturera on the subject, and in answer to an interrogatory as to whether blocks of glass could be made in suitable lengths and sizes aud so annealed as to bo utilized in the construction of a building in place of stone, they said that it could be done. Said one of these gentlemen : "This question lias been considered by myself a »um ber of times, and, although I do not want to advocate the absolute abolition of brickand stone, yet in the erection of art galleries, me morial buildings, etc., a structure composed of blocks of glass in prismatic colors would be an unique, beautiful and lusting struc ture. With the numerous inven tions which have come into use of late years in connection with the production of glass, the cost 1ms been gradually going down, while the quality of the fabric is steadily becoming better. "One objection which would be raised to tlie durability of a glass house, iu the literal sense of tlie words, might be that the blocks would not take a bind, or adhere together witli common mortar. This objection can lie readily set aside by tlie use of good cement, and when completed tlie structure will stand for ages, barring extra ordinary accidents. As to tlie cost of a glass house, it can be kept down to lint a small percentage above the price of cut granite, in building with stone you have to pay tlie stone masons, and when it comes to elaborate examples of carving in Corinthian pillars, col lars and capitals, etc., why, tlie work is rather costly us compared with glass, when the latter can lie moulded into any shape or form, und the work accomplished iu much less time. I am convinced that the time will «tome when we will see such a building erected. Scarcely a day passes but what the sphere of glass as an article of use becomes widened. In parts of Germany and one line iu England glass ties are being used on rail roads, and tints far bava given sat isfaction, combining all of the re quisites of wooden ties witli tlie virtue of being susceptible to usage at least 75 per cent, longer than wood. Then by the Bustia process glass articles are now being made for common use which can be thrown on tlie floor and will re bound like a rubber ball. Progress is also being made toward render ing glass, which lias ever been characterized as the brittle fabric, ductile, and to-day threads of glass can be made that can be tied in knots and woven into cloth. Were one disposed to give play to fancy aud fuse it into fact, a house en tirely composed of glass could be built with walls and roof and iioors fashioned from melted sand. Car pets pf glass could cover the floors. 'The most ultra æstliete, sitting on glass chairs or reclining on glass couches, arrayed iu glass garments, eating aud drinking from glass dishes, such a one could realize that the age of glass had come. Yet nearly all of this 50 years ago would have been classed with the then impossible telephone aud electric light, and this statement would have likely found its place iu the catalogue expurgatoros." Baron Rothschild as a Beggar. Eugene Delacroix, dining one day in Baron James de Roths child's hospitable home, fixed his eyes repeatedly on his host in so searching a manner that the latter could not help asking his guest when they left the dining room, what it was that had to such a de gree riveted his attention. Dela croix acknowledged that, having for some time been vainly search ing for a head such as he would like to have for a prominent beg gar in liis new picture, he was sud denly struck—what a splendid model the Croesus would make who was entertaining him at hie table. Would it be too great a favor to ask the Baron to sit for a beggar t Rothschild, who was fond of art, ami not displeased to be reckoned among the chief protectors, grace fully assented to act a part proba bly which was never performed before by a millionaire, and ap peared next morning in the cele brated painter's studio. Delacroix hung a tunic on his shoulders, placed a tali staff iu his hand, and assigned to him a posture, aB if he were resting on tlie steps of an an cient Roman temple. In this attitude he was discov ered by a young friend and pupil of the painter's who alone had the privilege of being admitted to the studio at all times. Surprised by tlie excellence of the modei, he congratulated liis master on hav ing ut last found exactly what he wanted. Not fora moment doubt ing that the model had just beeu begging at the porch of some church or at the corner of some bridge, and much struck by his features, tlie young man espying a moment when the artist's eye was averted, slipped a twenty frank piece into tlie model's hand. Roths child kept tlie money, thanking the giver by a look, and tlie young mau went liis >vay. He was, as the banker soon found out from Dela croix, without fortune, and obliged to give lessons to eke out bis liv ing. Some time later the youth received a letter, mentioning that charity bears interest, and that the accumulated interest on twenty francs which he, prompted by a generous impulse, had given to a mau in appearance a beggar, was lying ut liis disposal in Rothschild's office, to the amount of 10,000 francs, having borne five hundred fold, like the seed in tlie parable. ---- Memory, It is said that the following di rections for the improvement of the memory were given by a gen tleman who had made this subject a special study : Before you go to bed implant in your mind that which you desire to remember, and repeat it iu the morning. Miml never sleeps, hut retires in that spiritual cathedral which tlie Almighty has prepared. Problems unsolved before retiring become clear aud intelligible iuthe morning, after the night has rolled away. Classify your knowledge as much as possible, ami have suita- ble pigeon holes iu your brain for a proper assortment of your in- formation. Bound logic, clear head and conscience, good humor and healthy digestion are essential iu the cultivation of good memory- -- *» » —i James Gordon Bennett is a re markably kind hearted, liberal mau. Prior to his departure for Europe lie presented his sailing master with a magnificent gold watch and chain, and to all his household servants at Newport ho gave a substantial gift iu money. He also provided for the wants of a number of deserving people who have long enjoyed his charity. -------- Secretary Blaine is said to he worth *2,000,000.