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ThIyn Were Common In thfe (ayN of Clip
per", *adl line la still Published.
Yiears ago, before the big ocean er;
liners made a trip from this country all
to Europe a matter of only a few al
days, and the one way to get to Eu
rope was by clipper ship, and the
voyage occupied from four to six th
weeks, it was the custom to publish or
a weekly newspaper on board thelic
larger ships for the edification of the he
passengers. The captain and officers w
t-onld store up news items before
leaving port, and these, enlarged and cl
greatly embellislhed, would be made ki
the leading features of the weekly di
Information from the captain's
cabin as to weather prospects and
other interesting scraps of news of
the ship, together with whatever
.ontrilmbutions the passengers cared to
hake, would help fill up the paper
and make it an exceedingly attract
ive sheet for the people a thousand
miles from land. The midocean a
newspaper was always a curious t
looking affair, and copies of all the a
issues were eagerly sought by collect- k
ors whenever a ship touched port.
But since the ocean greyhounds have
made the trip so short the ocean
newspaper has disappelared. A year
or so ago, however, the American
line began the publication of news
papers on board the big ships New 5
York and Paris.
One paper is published each trip
and is usually run off on the press
when the steamer is four days out
and rolling in the Roaring Forties.
On the Paris the publication is called
the Paris Gazette, while it is the
Now York Gazette on the sister ship.
The limited printing apparatus on
the steamers makes it impossiblo to
turn out a very large paper. The
sheet is about six inches wide and
nine inches long and is a four page
affair printed on manilla paper. 'The
first item of news that strikes the
eyo is a description of the ship,
signed by thecaptain. This is a stock
paragraph and is printed in every
issue. The daily runs of the steamer
follow, and the distance still to go
and the probabilities of doing it
within a certain time are discussed
in short paragraphs. The second col
umn of the first page generally con
tains some paragraphs headed "(Gen.
eral Information, " and here the pas
sengers find many useful little hints
as to the cure for seasickness, the
necessity of exercising by taking lit
tle walks around the decks and ad
vice as to the handling of luggage.
In fact, this column is a mine of val
nuable infornution for people making
their first trip. The paper contains
contributions of prose and verse,
some of them decidedly clever, and
there is also a column devoted to
The price of The Gazette is six
pnnco in Enlish 9r 5 cents inA1cr
ican money, and it meets with it
ready sale in the second cabin and
steerage as well as among the sa
loon passengers.-Now York Sun.
It is commonly thought that a
mule is a stupider creature than the
horse, but I have never found a per
son who was well acquainted with
both animals who hesitated to place
the mongrel in the intellectual grade
abo'o the pure blood animal. There
is, it is true, a decided difference in
the mental qualities of the two crea
The mule is relatively undemon
strative, his emotions being suffi
ciently expressed bry an occasional
bray, a mode of utterance which he
has inherited from the humbler side
of his house in a singularly un
changed way. Even in the best hu
mor he appears sullen and lacks
those playful capers which give such
expression to the well bred horse,
particularly in its youthful state.
It is evident, however, that it dis
criminates men and things more
clearly than does thie horse. In go
ing over difficult ground it studies
its surface and picks its way so as to
seoure a footing in an almost infalli
71b manner. Even when loaded withll
a pack it will consider the encum.
branco and not so often try to pass
where the burden will become en
fangled with fixed objects.--Profess
or N. S. Shaler in Scribner's.
GreOt Men'u Vgavorite Wine..
A French writer has taken the
trouble to find out what wines have
been the favorite drinks of great
men. According to this authority,
Frederick tlhe G(rett drank hnlperial
Tokay, Cardinal Richelicau preferred
Romance; Peter the Great, Madeira:
Jean Bart, Beaune; Rubens, Mar
sala; Rabelais, Chablis; Cromwell,
Malmsey; Marshal lxe, cham
ipagno; Talloyrand, Chateux Mar
gaux; Balzac, Vouvray; Goethe,
Johannesberg; Humboldt, Sauterne;
Charles V, r'Alicante; Lord Byron,
port; Francis, I, sherry. - London
"You are the star of the evening,
"Indeedl? You are the first who
has told me so."
"In that case, as the discoverer of a
aew star I am entitled to give it my
name. Will you accept it?"--Woon
%VANTED.-- I~ergetie, I st.i:+g
men to representt Amtericani Life &
Aceidenit Iinsurniice Co.. in this dis.
tiict. Big money guaran;iiteed to
iigbtp~irIies. Boiulre(litired. (Giii
at Co's office, Murray street, next
door to St. .Jubh's Drug : tor.
No r.Vioui espjaie' zie ueeesni v.
L Eingnlar Story About a Chapter In "The The
Many American readers of Thack-. I
3ray have wondered how he was wh
ible to write so graphic and correct nar
sn account of (George Warrington's wNt
escape from Fort Duquesne and his are
journey through the wilderness to an(
the banks of the Potomac, as Th'ick- Thy
Pray had never sccn the magnificent rat
valley through which his gallant pot
bcro fled after his daring escape. It Fri
will be a surprise to many people to we
hear that Thackeray didn't write the ani
chapter at all, but that the well tol
known author, John P. Kennedy, It
did. This is the story as Colonel John' An
H. B. Latrobe used to tell it: Lo
Kennedy was at a dinner in Lon- rai
don, with Thackeray, Anthony Trol- to
lope, Wilkie Collins and other celeb- tot
The dinner was over and the an
guests were settling down to the Le
wine and cigars when Thackeray, ru
always at his best upon a jovial oc- is
casion like the present, who was on- K
tertaining the company with his wit To
and satire, suddenly stopped, and do
looking at his watch exclaimed: bu
"Gentlemen, I must leave you. I W
have promised the printer a chapter
of the 'Virginians' tomorrow morn- Li
ing, and I haven't written a line of it
it yet. I hate to go, but I must. The fr
printer is inexorable. So, wishing L(
you all another meeting when I can ca
be longer with you, I bid you a good ea
Thackeray had almost reached the a
door when Kennedy called him back la
and said: m
"Perhaps I can write the chapter pl
for you. What are you going to de- Si
The great novelist seemed a little rc
astonished at this bold proposition, tc
but as he was a perfect man of the O
world he was too polite to say what W
he thought. V
"Kennedy, you are extremely v,
kind, and gladly would I let you ri
write the chapter for me, for I hate
to leave a jolly party in the midst of n
the fun." a:
"Thoen don't." all the company r,
cried. "Stay with us and let Mr. s
Kennedy write the proposed chap- v
"I am half a mind to let you do it v
just for the fun of the thing. It is a I
chapter chiefly of description, giving 1
an account of George Warrington's E
escape from Fort Duquesne and his X
journey to the Potomac." n
"If that's what you are writing
about, I can do it, for I know every p
foot of the ground." a
"All right, then," said Thackeray, a
resuming his seat at the board.
"Let me have it early tomorrow
Mr. Kennedy withdrew, and going z
to his hotel wrote the fourth chapter c
of the second volume of "The Vir
ginians," and thus it happened that I
Geon-ga Warrington's narrative n f
his flight v:.s so accurate as to the 1
topography of the country through
which he passed.-Baltimore News.
General Banks In Church.
General Banks was as perfect a
gentleman in manner as we ever
knew, says The Christian Advocate,
and his dignity and his grace as a
speaker were both commanding and
fascinating. His voice was wonder
ful. In New York during the war 4
he happoned to spend a Sunday and 1
went to Grace church, on Broadway,
wearing a huge white coat, as the
day was somoewhat chilly. The 'unce
tuous Brown," the usher of fashion.
Sable society, long the sexton of that
church, with a keen eye for dignity,
Smissed the mark on that occasion
Sand seated the general near the door
in a very unpleasant position.
As the house grew warm General
Banks threw open his coat. The mo
ment Brown caught sight of the
epaulets of a major general he has
tened to the pew and in his most ob
Ssequious tones said:
o "I can give you, general, a much
"No," said the ex-speaker, with a
Svoice that sounded like a pedal organ
note in E fiat. "The seat that is good
enough for the white coat is good
enough for the blue," and declined
The quotation beginning, "I expect
to pass through this world but
Sonce," has been inquired for many
Stimnes and sought diligently. Some
t body has found the idea expressed in
a little poem by Joseph A. Torney:
Throughl thin t cilsome world, ala!l
Once and only oncre I pasa.
If a kindnhss I may ihow,
If an goad dt.d I may do
To any suffering fllow man,
- Let me do it while I can,
I Nor tdelay it, for 'tis plain
I shall not pass this way again.
SAnd somebody else writes that he
Shas discovered that the quotation,
Sanlmost exactly as used by Professor
Drummond, is from the epitaph on
n the tomb of Edward Courtney, earl
of Devon.--Book Buyer.
An Accomplished Fact.
, "Grandma, may I take that piece
of chocolate you left on the table? I
o will be so good."
"Yes, you may take it."
a The little girl does not move.
S "Why don't you go and get it?"
a- "Oh, grandma, dear, Ilate it firstl"
Meridian Fertilizer Factory.
The at.tention of the engai" plan
ters, of lItalides Parish, as well as
the general pubIlir, is directed to
the Ad of tlhe Meridian Fertilizer
Fa.utory, whicHh appears in another
ce'luin1n. It is clainmed to be one of
Ithe chealpest andl Iet frtii; zers
yet mailuliuLtured. Specially ad;up
,,I for ,,v'ir hilds. Replreented
m t' L. tI".hiu0o. Addres s him
a;t Ilmout rir.
The Title Does Not Always Show Where
the Road Begins and Ends.
It might be supposed that railroads
which bear usually geographical
names would show by their titles
what points they connect, but there
are many exceptions in this respect,
and some of them are surprising.
The St. Louis and San Fr ocisco
railroad, for instance, might be sup
posed to run from St. Louis to San
Francisco. Actually it runs 327 miles
west of St. Louis. The Minneapolis
and St. Louis railroad would appear
to run from Minneapolis to St. Louis.
It actually runs from Minneapolis to
Angus, Ia., about half way to St. AC
Louis. The Omaha and St. Louis
railroad does not run from Omaha
to St. Louis, but from Omaha to Pat.
tonsburg, Mo. St. Louis is 267 miles
farther east. The Toledo, St. Louis
and Kansas City railroad, or Clover
Leaf, as it is more generally called,
runs from Toledo to St. Louis, which
is the western terminus of the road.
Kansas City is 325 miles away. The
Toledo, Peoria and Western railroad
does not run from Peoria to Toledo,
but from the Indiana state line to
The New York, Chicago and St.
Louis railroad, or Nickel Plate, as
it is universally called, does not run
from New York to Chicago and St.
Louis. It runs from Buffalo to Chi.
cago, and a passenger on it coming
east and landing at Buffalo would be
over 400 miles from New York, while
a passenger upon it going west and
landing at Chicago would be 300
miles from St. Louis. The Philadel
phia and Erie railroad runs from
Sunbury, Pa., to Erie. The Pennsyl.
vania, Poughkeepsie and Boston rail
road is 96 miles long, from Slating
ton, Pa., to Campbell Hall, on the
Ontario and Western. The Fort
Worth and Denver City railroad is
wholly in Texas, does not touch Den
ver city and does not run into Colo
These peculiarities in railroad
nomenclature are supplemented by
another. All the coal carrying roads -
running latitudinally in the eastern
states have as part of their title the
words "and Western." Here are
some of them: Delaware, Lacka
wanna and Western; the New York,
Lake Erie and Western; the New
York, Ontario and Western; the Lake
Erie and Western; the Norfolk and
Western; the New York, Susquehan
na and Western; the Pittsburg and
Western. The quantity of coal trans.
ported by these railroads collectively
amounts to more than 50, 000,000 tons
a year.-New York Sun.
A writer in The Engineering Maga.
zine calls attention to the fact that
cutting tools on metals do not al
ways wear to the extent that is com.
monly supposed. Ordinarily they
are burned by too great a speed, this
burn being accounted for as follows:
When two pieces of similar metal
are moved, the one upon the other,
while held together with consider.
able pressure and without a lubri
1 cant, they soon will weld together
r at the point undergoing the greatest
strain and friction. Thus, an iron
I shaft in an iron box becomes cut or
1 galled, and, similarly, the point of
the steel tool when cutting iron is
r often taken away after doing but lit
Li tIe work. Dissimilar metals, how.
ever, do not burn each other to so
e great an extent. When an iron sha"'
is contained in a box of bronze, one
metal being no harder than the other,
t they seldom or never unite, and
Stherefore, a steel tool can cut brass
n or hard bronze at very high speeds.
r In planing cast steel, it is thought
questionable whether a speed above
l 12 feet per minute is safe, though in
- the case of cast iron, where graphite
e is present in the iron, it lubricates
- the tool, and sometimes it is safe to
- cut 20 feet each minute through the
What He Would Do.
a "James," exclaimed Mrs. McNagg
Sto her patient and long suffering hus
d band the other night just as he was
d dropping off into his first doze, "I
d am certain that I heard something
moving down stairs, and I'm sure
it's burglars. Getupat once, James,
and see what it is, and, oh, dear, if
t you find any burglars what will you
Y "Do?" repeated her husband, with
8- great calmness as he got up and pre-I
ii pared to explore the regions down
: stairs, "I will do whatever they
want me to do, of course. I have
never had my own way once in this
house yet, and it's t$--ate to begin
now. "-London Tit-Bits.
ie Many razors have been found in
n, the ruins of Pompeii. They are of
r different shapes, some resembling
n knives, others being not unlike the
rl razors of the present day. The bar.
ber shops of antiquity were also pro.
vided with bottles of perfume and
boxes of pomatum.
I Her Terslon of It,
"But didn't you promise when we
were lnarri(-d that Ishould smoke in
trte house whenever I pleased?"
"Yes, but you never please by
I" smoking in the house. You displease
--me. "-New York Recorder.
Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
The Best Salve in the world for Cuts,
Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever
Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblaina,
Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and posi
tively cures Piles, or no pay required. It
is ,narantee'd to give perfect satisfaction
or mocey refnwled. Price 25 ceets ler
lhox. F-'r ahir Icy Mrs. (: GCeiger, E;gle
|drug st,r e.
Q (10ii t )Otii t #iR1ýýkýCitla#'OE# Ot#f Q ý t M
ýxýýini CEt~rlrc:ac'c'f( JCý ii
Has a First-Class
tion eSts,. by calling up~on us or irri
ier ting for samp~les, plrites, etc., be·
;(e nfore giving thetir orders els~e
, U. S. Senators. ý
N C Blanclhard term expiring on the }
4th of March, 1897.
Dion Caffery, terom expiring on i~he
4th of MareI, 1~'J5.
Representatives in ('ongress.
First D)istrict ......... Gen Adolph Meyer
Second I)istrict.............. M 1) Lagann
third )istrct.......... ..... Adrew Price
Fourth District ........IL. H . Ogden
Filth District.............. C J ltoatner
Sixth District........... M R.obertson
Murphy J Foster ..............Governor
- - ....... ..Lieut-Goveraor
'Thos 8 Ad:antm........ 8eeretary of State
Milton J Cunningham ...... At.ty-General
John Pickett..................State Treasurer
W W heard.... .na'itor Piublic Accounts
A D Lafargue.... pt Public Edueationi
J G Hawks...Conuisstoner Iumtigration
II C Newsonu...Conallissioncr Agrieulture
J S Lanier.... Register State Land Ollice
\V G Burt ............. Adjutant General
F Seip,.. Senator 18th Senatorial DIistrict
Baton Rouge Advocate ....Slate Printer
Francis r Nichoolls...... Chief Justice
G A Breaux.. .................. Iberia
d;aul D MeEnery ....... ......Ouachita
L B Watkins ..................Red Iiver
ii l Miller............................rleans
Parish f011leers. S
G W Bolton...... and.......S F Meeker
District Judges Tent Ih. J udicial District.
Jas Andrews.......and.........A V Coco
P P Brazeale............ District Attorney
Ct L lansdell .......Clerk District Coust
C M Kilpatrick...........Deputy Clerk
D T Stailtord ...Sherifl and Tax Collector
SJ llarstow ...... ..... .....Assessor
Dr U. L Luckett, Jr..............Uoroner 0
i W ' riughurst'.......Parish Slurveyor
It U iaddox ...........Parish Treasurler
.Il'I"U:S COURT OF APPEALS--31ID CIIiCUIT:
W F lFlackman nd.and...Robert S Perry
Terms of Court-Second Mondays in
February and July.
TEUtM!S OF COURT FOR IRAtIDE PAtisHl:
Civil 'erins-First Moudays ix Janu
ary and May.
Jury TerIns-First Mondays in April
\ P Flower, Alexandria ......President
l, U bano t rd.......................Clerk
George L Wilson ....... ... . Lamourit
S"' F Lord .......... ...... Cheney.villi
li 11 Randolph .............. .pring Hill
SM White .......................Culasien
J It Sorelle ..... ............ i l inesto
L M Texada ........................U tile
l' 11 Davidtson..............tapides P.O
E J: llardtner .................P ineville
T K Smith, Jr ........................igolette
It P llunter, Alexandria.......President
U U Watts Alexandria ..Supt and Scely
It W Brilghursat...............Alexandris
ailnel llt u ...............Cheneyvile
'1' Spence Smiith.................Weil P ')
animul allette........... u abb's rdge
il It .avsou .................... .El er
i L Uat at'. ..... ,............. .1 ' ite ill
; W Bra hear .................
Beu Ls ........................ Wel'chtu
JUSTICES OF TIHE PEACE AND CON
.\lexanh ia Ward
Justices P'cace--W W Whittington and
A B 1uchbal.
Coustablcs-M \W Baillio and Robert
Justices Pecice-John Dawson, T D
lhlruderson, T W Sourrellc and J D K
Wo oda rd.
Colstables--J E ThJ,,nas, E II Jales,
Eli Cleveland aud J Ml Dulithe.
Justices Peace-John Dixon and WV
Costablcs--HIenry rPerkin and R W
Justices Peace -- Robert Martin and
Constables-C F Goodwin and A C
Chencyville Ward- .
Justices P'eace-James A Wylie and J
Conshables-W 8 Roberts and N L
J ustice l'eace-L C Sa.ford.
Constable--R H Murphy,
Justices P'eace-E P Brown and B L
Counstables--Albert Brown and R G0
Spring Hill Ward
Justices 'Peace-J B Dove (resigned)
and Jolhni Evans.
Constables 41P Phillips, J D Dunn.
Justices I'eace-J L Whitehurst and H
Constables-A G Ward and A J Gray.
Justices Veace-A A David and John
Constables-John Armstrong and Fra
- zier Scott.
Thomas Crawley ...............Mayor
A B Rachal...................ecretary
B C Duke.....................Treasurer
John P. Grogaun................Collector
John C Ryan...........City Attorney
I)r R Lllandolph .... res't Board Ilullllh
J J Snllivau,........Marshal and AtoseOr
T F Tieadway.......... 1iight Mlarshal
F L Bonillotte ............ First Ward
S;lun Warshauer .......... Second \Varld
E J Sullivan...............Third \Ward
LE Slmith ..........t.....·huth'I Wardl
RW Ilringhtfrst.............Flth Ward
Council meets lirst Monday an each
ALEXANDRIA POST OFFICE DIREC
.lonas Ultsenthul............ Post MBaster
mt Maddox,. .......Asat " '
Oflfice hours from 5 o'clock a in to 7 p m.
Money order business closes ait 4 p ni.
Registered Letters close at bo'clock pIn.
-HIineston, six times a week. Leaves
Alexandria at 1::310 a ux; arrives att p an.
Pineville, fourteen times a week.
Leaves Alexandria at 11:30 a s and t6i p in.
Arrives at Alexandria 10 a m and 4 p ui.
l'oland, three times a week. Leaves
:1g Alexandria Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sat
ter. urdays lit 6 a m: retl'rns slllte days 7 ' I10.
latt, once a week. Leaves Alexandcia
l'on Fridays at 6 a m and returns same
be. day at 8:30 lp I.
Kausas City. Watkins & Gulf Railway
Sto La4.. Charles and nteratedilatse poh;
offites. daily and return same day.
SE SC IALINHKMALSI & SON.
Manufacturers' - Agents - and.- i$ alers - Ini
Pianos, Organs and all .ipt of
uVsical Instruments : f
SHEET MUSIC 10 CENTS PER COPY. :
Pianos, Conover, Kingsbury, Schubert,
Smith & Co., Wing & Son.,' Ham
ORGANS, CHICAGO COTTAGE.
Old Pianos taken in exchange. Easy terms. Lowest
Front street, Alexandria, La.
THE ARLINGTON BAR,
JOHN CALLAhIAN, Proprietor.
FINEST 'INES AND LIQUORS IN TIE CITY.
FIRST CLASS CONNOISSEURS.
Comfortable Card Rooms, Accommodations At
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED.
Second alnJ DeSoto Streets.
Best Family Groccries
ALWAYS ON HAND
Specially Made of Fine Cigars rand To
bacco; Fine Wines and Linlors.
g' Goods received by every trltil, ma
king everything nice and fresh.
Prices to Suit the Times,
Doubtful Seeds alone. The best
are easy to get, and cost no
amorc. Ask your dealer for
Always the best. Known
everywhere. Fcrry's Seed
Annual for 1898 tells you
what, how, and when to plant.
SSent Free. Get it. Address
D. M. FEPitV & CO.,
'0. K. Laundry,
1 ON MURRAY,
Between 2d4 and 3d Streets,
I ALEXAN lhILA.
Solicits a li'.erz.l share of public
DR. S. I. RUSHING,
rm. ' Residemnce on Fourth and Waslh
I. ingtou streets. Office and Ilospital on
'ourth and DeSoto streets.
ýn Surgeon for the Texas & Pacific and
.Houston, Central Arkansas and Northern
- Iailroad Comlpanies.
t. All will be promptly cared for-upon
ROBT. P. IIUNTER,
ATTORNEY - AT - LAW
hr ; Off;ice corner of Third and L.ee
TRAVEL IN COMFORT
lY TAIKING ADVANTAGE pF TIlE
Superior. Train Scry!ce
ELEG tNT EQUIPrTNT AND
THE SH-ORT LI 1E TO
NAEW ORLEANS, NEMPKIS,
AND POINTS IN TE
THE DIRECT LINE TO
North and West Texas, Arizona, 01d
and New Mexico, Oregon, Col
orado and California.
-TiHE FASTEST TIME TO-. ,
Hot Springs, Little Rock and St Lonls.
Pullmnan Tourist Sleepers
Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars
ST. Louis, LITTLE ROCK, SHREVEPORT,
NEW ORLEANS, DENVER, EL PAso,
LoS AxNGELES & SAN FRANCISCO.
Lowest ticket rates, time table and all
desired information will be furnished by
any of the ticket agents of the Texas &
Pacific R'y. or
W. A. DASHIELL,
Tray. Pass. Ag't.
L. S. THORNE,
Third Vice-Pres and Genal Manager.
General Passenger and Ticket Agent,
State of Lonisiank&-Parish of Rapides.
SUCCEsIoN OF MRS. EMMA M. BAILLIO,
FOR ADMINISTRATION AND
P URISUANT TO A COMMISSION AND
order of saln issutd frnnthe Honors
blei the 10th JuIdicial District Court aud to
me directed as Sherifft of the Parish ofRap
ides, La., commanding and authorizing
me to sell for the paymuent of debts, after
due advertisemenet, and in accordance.
with law, the hereinafter described prop
erty belonging to the Succession of Mrs.
Emmna M. Baillio, I will offer for sale at
Public Auction, to the last and highest
lidder, at the front door of the Court
House, in the town of Alexandria, La.,
between the hours prescribed by law on
SATIRI)AY, MARCiU 9Tit A. D., 1895,
the following desclibed property, to-wit:
Three Hundred and twenty (320) acres
of laund, uWre or iles, situated on Catah,
oula Lake, in Rapides Parish, Louisiana
being the West half of Section Seven (7)
in Township Five (5) Range Three (3)
Terms of Sale-Cash, subject to ap
praisemlent D. T. STAFFORD,
Sheriff Parish of Rapides.
Feb. 6, 1895.
MF ONEY TO LOAN WITHOUT IN
± SPECTION FEE-$S300,000 to Loan
Quickly-by 1st Feb. 1895. Apply to 1.
L. Daigre, Alexandria, La.