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VOL. 1. LAKE CHARLES, CALCASIEU PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1882. NO. 34. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. /GABRIEL A. FOURNET, Attorney vT at Law, Lake Charles, La., office i'ormerlv oecunied by Louis Leveque, on Court House Suare. July », 1881.-ly. /''i BORGE H. WELLS, Attorney at V.T Law, Luke Charles, Calcasieu Par ish, La. Practices in Calcasieu, Camer on and Vernon parishes, and in Orange and Jefferson counties, Texas. July », 1881.-fiin. 1 1 A. GALLACGI1ER, Attorney at t 1 . Law, will practice in this and ad joining parishes, and before the Supreme Court, at Opelousas. Sep., 8, 1881.-1}-. A R. MITCHELL, Attorney aud Conn -. sellor at Law, Lake Charles, La., will practice in all the parishes of the 14th Judicial District, and the Supreme Court, at Opelousas. [jam'82. 4 ,7. KEARNEY, District Attorney, . 14th Judicial District, practices in tiie several parishes of the District. Office, upstairs in the Court House, Lake Charles. ["July 9, '81.-ly. Win. M. Flowers, M. D. LAKE CHARLES, LA. Can he found at Mrs. Rcmere's, on Pujo street. Dec. 17, 1881.-1 v. J. c7 MUND AY, M. D.. Surgeos, Physician and Obstetrician, C 10NTINUE8 to practice his profes > sion and can be consulted at his Drug Store, on Kvun street, at all hours. Lake Charles, La., July », 1881.-lv. DENTIHTRY. D R. C. D. CRAIN continues to practice liis profession, and can be consulted at his other, in the "Commercial" office building, on Ryan street. Cold and Amalgam fillings, at lowest prices. Artificial teeth inserted, from one to a full set. Teeth extracted .skill fully. [o,429-81. Ci . K A X X . P II A H M A C I S Ï , SU('C'KSC015 TO J Jr. ,J. C. Afimclay. Phvsicians' prescriptions carefully pre pared, day or niglit. Oat. 35, l.ssi.-if. !■' « AN K MAISKH, TONSOKIAL AKTIST, Jt.vsin e»t., Luke C'l«svi-l<-i*. H AIR Cutting, Sharing^ Shampoon-' . ill# juul Uair Dvuinjj liltOSt MtvU'8. July U. iHSl.-tf. done in the JKKEMIA1I O'UUIEX. JAMES ULAUI. O'BRIEN & BLAIR, Contractors and Builders, LAKE CHARLES, LA. July ». 1881.-1 y.. haïr weaving. 4 1 to the ladies of Lake Charles and vi I einilv, 1 would announce that 1 am prepared to execute all kinds of hair Work, «lieh as Switches, Puffs. Curls and Wring-lets. lltnr combings worked into »II styles desired. I will match any and nil sum pies of hair, sent or brought to me, ut reasonable rates. __ MRS. ELIZA MENGE«. .Nov. 8, '81 .-If. l^urniture lie paired. — H AVING permanently located in the town of Lake Charles, I am pre pared to repair all kinds of furniture, at short notice, and on reasonable terms. Thankful for past patronage, I solicit g continuance of the same. ' Furniture ruvurnidtoed tit the house oj the owner. «hop on Kirliy street, near Ryan, Ton-, i liv building. C. H. BKLCE. Aug. ja, ifeL-ly. & SHIR BUILDING AND REPAIRING, Contractors, &c. Ou South Bunk ol Luke Cluirleij. Sept. 8, 188V, mjUO. I. C/a> M1I.UOKS IS IT !—UON't tiKUMBLK '■ JUST IN Time TO SAVE MONEY ! At last I have found tlw right man in the nytu place for Good and ('heap U oris! j F von want anv work done in the line ol Rooting, Guttering or repairing, or a good assortment of liis own luanutac tined Tinware, or any old stoves repair ed, yon go to J 08. VOLTE'S , , op. hack on Evan street, between Mi. I auu Pine streets, opposite F. A. Gallauglier s residence. Sign of the Big Coffee rot. July«, 1881 .-Lv. Job work of all descriptions done with neatness and despatch at Jliis office Give is a call. H. D. nix, I j i ■ GENERAL DEALER, TVix's» Ferry, Calcasieu River, La. I HAVE constantly on hand a large and varied assortment of STAPLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS, AND READY MADE CLOTHING. My stock of Boots, Shoes and Hats, is not excelled hv any in the country. My stock of Groceries is as complete as can he, and being replenished weekly, From my long experience in lnerchan dising in this parish, 1 feci 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 to the K K R R Y , j day and niglit. I am speeiallv prepared j fur missing droves of horses and rattle. : and fur taking rare of them, having just ; completed a LARGE FASTU 1 ÎE, j in which are plenty of shade. grass, water and 1 Ugliest market price paid for Cotton, Wool and Hides. Give me a call. DL D. NIX. , Aug. 18, 1881.-1 y . M. J. ROSTEET, —DEALEE IN— I) R Y G O O n s : \ j i ; j | j I CLOTHING, BOOTS AND SHOES, HATS AND CAPS. GROCERIES, WINES, LIQUORS, ! —AND— GENERAL —ALSO Agent for the celebrated "Roelker Plow,' manufactured by the Roelker Plow Co., Evansville, Indiana. jLiikc Charles, Lu . July »,1881. -ly. j New Orleans CHE 1 P (Dili STORE. E. KAISER & CO, -DEALERS IN DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, j 1 ROOTS, SHOES, HATS, CAPS, CROCKERY AND TIN WARE. j ALL KINDS OF STAPLE GROCERIES. j j : ; j We are also Agents for the i Nov lIoiiieSoviiL; Machine : AValtliam NN atclie 8 & In order to make room for our Fall Stock, ice will close out our Summer stock of goods at ten per cent, less ! than oar former prices. NOW IS YOUR TIME TO SECURE BARGAI N'S ! Come and see for yourself! LAKE CHARLES, LA. Aug. 13,1881 .-tf.____ St. Louis Type Foundry, N. /£. Corner of Third <t I tue Sts. DK AUERS IX Printing and Writing Papers, Cards and Card Hoard, Tags, Envelopes, Muting Inks, Bronzes, Ac. Programme Cards, Wedding Envelop««, Wedding Papers, &e. July 9, 1881. G A KV KHTO N ARTIFICIAL STONE WORKS. O RNAMENTAL 8« —...——_______ Chimneys, Water, Sewer aud Druin Pipes, 'Well Pipes. A full supply of ornamental door and window caps, sills, steps, kcv-stoncs, water-tables, curb stones, cemetery vaults, garden-walk and flower-bed edg ings, pavements, and artificial stone work of every description inadc to order. M. J. R08IEKT, Agent for Calcasieu Parish. Aug. 18, 1881.-tf. HASKELL'S ; VA RIET Y STORE, Luke Clin riots, La. j On Ryan Street, 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 I'oets, Books of History, Trav els, Fiction, Music, and Science; Gift Books for the old and young; Sheet Music, Ste reoscopes and Stere oscopic Views, Albums, Engravings, Chromos, Blank Books of all kinds and sizes, etc., Letter, Copmercial, dt ns, Penholders^ Pencils, Note, Legal Cap, Reeor cap Paper; Ink Pet ~ ap, Record and Fools of all kinds and colors; Erasers, Paper (gutters, Paper Weights, etc., etc. General New« Depot, For the sale of the latest Newspapers, Magazines, Novels, etc. CHOICE COXFECTIOXERY AXD FRUITS. Nuts, Jellies Fresh, Preserved, Dried and Canned Fruits, Standrd Canned Meats and Vegetables. Tobacco, Cigars, Cigarettes, Pipes and all smoking articles, and Toys, Notions and Varieties, too numerous to mention. Tliis is the place to get your CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY PRESENTS. The proprietor buys the best and sells the best of everything in Ids line, and ' *' U1 be " Qnkk saIes al " J 8ma!1 j Genuine Singer and Peerless Sett ing Machinés. At the lowest possible* prices. OIL STOVES. HOUSEHOLD AND KITCHEN LAMPS, i November 2(5,1881. ! I I.EU'IV ('OOPER k f'f) j LLVît.X lUUILH IX tU.j j j ! j PROCLAMATION Ragdad, Ka., —DEALERS IN— DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, HARDWARE, CLOTHING, SADDLERY, Genera 1 Merchant! i tse, EVERY KIND! Our stock is largo and complete. Se lected more especially to meet the re quirements of timber and tie meu, who will find it to their advantage to call on us before purchasing elsewhere. (OME OXE! COME ALL!! Oct. 22, 1881.-3m, PETER EASSOLD, —PRACTICAL— Ryan St., Lake Charles, La. Watches aud Jewelry .Skillfully Repaired aud^ Warranted, A Fine Stock of Jewelry Always ou Hand. Oct. 12, '81 -If. NO TIC K Î A LL persons indebted to the lute firm of Moss & Riddick, w ill please come forward aud set t le, as I must have money to pay t he debts of that firm, and close up Its business. A. 11. MOSS. Oct. 2», *81 .-tf. Scenery and Rumps. In Neveda recently two rival coaches started out ou parallel roads, each four-team on a gallop. A New Yorker, being the only pas senger in one coach, took a seat with the driver. He endured the first live miles very well, as the road was pretty smooth, but he finally carelessly observed : ''This pace is rather hard on the horses, isn't it F' "Ob, no ! They are used to it. I haven't begun to swing 'em yet," was the reply. "Ifyou were going alittle slower, I could enjoy the scenery much better." "Yes, I s'pose so ; 'but this line isn't run on the scenery principle." That ended the conversation un til the horses turned a corner, and the stage rode around it on two wheels. Then the New Yorker remarked : • "I suppose you sometimes meet with accidents !" "Almost every day," was the brief reply.. "Is there any danger of some thing giving away!" "Of course ; but • we've got to take our chances. G'lang there 1" At the end of another mile the passenger controlled his voice suf ficiently to inquire : ' "What if we should reach Red Hill by exactly two o'clock î I am in no hurry." "No, I s'pose not ; but I've got to do it or lose ten dollars." "How!" "I've got an even 'ten dollars' bet that I can beat the other stage into Red Hill by fifteen minutes, and I am going to win that money if it kills a horse." "Say, hold on !" exclaimed the other, as he felt for his wallet. "1 ! like to ride fast, and I'm not a bit I nervous, but I do hate to see horses j get worried. Here's twenty dol jargfor you! Now, let's sprt o'jog j along the rest of the way, and g*tt j a chance to smoke and talk about ! Indians." j "Whoa, there ! Come down with your gentle, now !—take it easy, and don't fret!" called the driver, as lie pulled in, and reached for the greenbacks with one hand and for his pipe with the other. There after the New Yorker had more scenery and less bumps. Set That Kind of a Hoy. [Texas Siftings.] Bill Mortimer is one of these smart fellows who can tell abouta man by merely looking at liis hand writing, or the shape of the back of his head, or the way he moves his legs when he walks. Bill was standing ou the corner of Austin avenue talking to Col. Dan Beaty : "Do you see that boy across the street there with his hack turned to us, looking in a store window !" "Yes." "Well, that boy is going to be a hero. He is going to conquer the world. He will bo an American Napoleon Bonaparte. That hoy has, right now, more will and intel lect than any forty men in Austin." "What makes you think so!" asked Dan Beaty. "I don't think so at all. 1 just know it. Notice how he shrugs his right shoulder. That gesture was peculiar to Napoleon the Great, and to no other man." "Nonsense," replied Dan, "that hoy belongs to me. He lias been vaccinated with some bad matter aud it took. That's why he buntch es up his shoulder " "Is that so !" responed Bill. "Well, if he hadn't been vaccina ted lie would bave had a brilliant future before him." "Yes, and caught the small-pox, perhaps. You can't eat enough in one Aeek to last a year, and you can't adver tise on that plan either. I Railroad Sociability. [Bill Nvc, in Lamnrle Boomerang.] "Speaking about the sociability of railroad travelers," said the man with the crutches and a watch pocket over his eye, I never got so well acquainted with the pas sengers on the train as I did the other day on the Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad. We were going at the rate of about thirty miles miles an hour, aud another train from the other direction teles coped tis. We were all thrown into immediate social contact, so to speak. I went over and.sat in the lap of a corpulent lady from Manitoba, and a girl from Chicago jumped over nine seats and sat down ou the plug bat of a preacher from La Crosse, with so much timid, girlish enthusiasm, that it shoved , his hat clear down over his shoul ders. Everybody seemed to lay aside the usual cool reserve of strangers, aud we made ourselves entirely at home. A shy young man, with an ema ciated oil cloth valise, left id's own seat, and went over and Sat dowli in a lunch basket, where a bridal couple seemed to be wrestling with their first .picnic. Doyou suppose that reticent young man would have done such a thing on ordin ary occasions f Do you tliink if he had been at a celebration at home, that he would have risen, and gone where those people were eating by themselves, aud sat dotvu in the cranberry jelly of a total stranger J I should rather think not. Why, one old man who, proba bly at home led the class meeting, and who was as dignified as Rob coe Conkling's father, was eating a piece of custard pie when we met the other train, and he left his own seat and went over to the front end of the car and stabbed that piece of custard pie into the earofa beautiful widow from Iowa. People traveling, somehow for get the austerity of their homo lives, and form acquaintances that sometimes last through life. One afternoon a stranger, ob serving a stream of people enter ing a church, approached a man of gloomy aspect, who was standing near the entrance, and asked: "Is this a funeral !" "Funeral f no," was the sepul chral answer ; "it's a wedding." "Excuse me," added the stran ger, "but I thought from your se rious looks that you might be a hired mourner." "No," returned the man with a weary, far-off look in his eyes, "I'm the son-in-law of the bride's moth- er."—[Brooklyn Eagle. -------- — — ' « — î ---------- A man advertised for a wife, and requested each candidate to en close her carte de visite. A spir ited young lady wrote to the ad vertiser in the following terms : "Sir, I do not enclose my cjirte, for though there is some authority for' putting a carte before a horse, I know of none for putting,one before an ass." An Irishman who had a pig jp his possession w r as observed to adopt the practice of filling it to repletion one day and starving it the next. On being asked the reason for doing so, he replied ; "Sure, isn't it that I like to have bacon witli a stinke o' fat and a strake o' lane equally one after the other." ^ ^ ^ One Scotchman afflicted with a very bad cough, meeting another Scotchman, profanely remarked to him that "this-cough would certainly carry him off some day like a rocket," "Aye, aye," ob served number t wo ; "it's my opin ion, however, if you dinna mend your manners, ye'll tak' a contrary direction."