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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.
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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,
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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 ,
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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
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CLOTHING, BOOTS AND
SHOES, HATS AND
CAPS.
GROCERIES,
WINES, LIQUORS,
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GENERAL
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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,
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ROOTS, SHOES, HATS, CAPS,
CROCKERY AND TIN
WARE.
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ALL KINDS OF STAPLE GROCERIES.
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We are also Agents for the
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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

—...——_______ 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.
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LLVît.X lUUILH IX tU.j
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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.
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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.
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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."

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