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VOL. 51 ALEXANDRIA LA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21. 1896. fNO 42.
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C F. CROCKE 'T,
I. C. MOSELEY,
ATTORNEY - AT - LAW
ji Practices in all classes of cases in
all the Courts of the- parishes of Ra'ides,
Grant, Natchitoches, Avoyelles, Sabine,
St. Landry, in the Supreme Court of the
State and in theFederal OuOttts.
Office up stairs over A. Albert's store
GEO. O. WATTS,
- and -
REAL ESTATE BROKER,
TWO FO N E.
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The Louisiana Democrat
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ble in news, all large type, plain
print, good white paper. If our
readers want another live paler,
the Enquirer is that paper.
Call or send orders to
Mature, the gentlest mother,
Lnpntlient of no child.
'he feeblst or the.wawarslet,
Her admonition m0l '
In foresi and the hill
By traveler is heard
t.estrtining rampant squirrel
Or too impetuous bird.
Bow fair her eonversation
A summer afternoon,
Brr hususbuld, her assemblyl
And whon to sun goes do,ra
Her voice among the aisles
Incites the timid prayes
Of the mlnutest cricket,
The meet unworthy fower,
When all the children sleep,
aShe tarns as long away
As will snuloe to light her lamp;
Then. bending from the sky,.
With Infltnte rffection
And infiniter care,
Her gclden Sfget on her lip,
Wills sllence everywhere.
The ramous Actreas Was a Troublesome
Woman on the Stage.
Charles Halle once said tome: "F'an-,
ny Koemble was the most difficult per
son I ever had to deal with. I remem
ber one day at Manchester she was to
read 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
with Mendelssohn's music. Well, some
thing in the lighting, or the desk, or
the music, or the chair, did not quite
suit her, but at that late hour nothing
could be altered. So Fanny Kemble sim
ply sat down outside on the stairs in
the passage and cried. Nothing, she -de
clared, would induce her to begin until
everything was exactly to her taste. I
implored her to go in, as the place was
crowded and the people impatient. At
last I got her on to the platform. I nev
er saw a woman in such a passion about
each a trifle."
How deep was the impression she
made upon me as a boy. I heard her
read that same "Midsummer Night's
Dream." with Mendtlssohn's lovely
mustic played by a full orchestra, only
a 'ryear er two after Mendelssohn's death.
The famous orchestral player, Mr. Wil
ly (now forgotten) led the frst violins.
Funny's vcrsatility, her rapid changes
as site sat with the book open before her
on a crimson velvet cushion, were plre
nomeual. Her only successor is ras.
Crowe, the once famous Leah. Neither
Br-ndram nor Mrs. Dallas Glynn could
touch her as a Shakespearean reader.
Her renderi g of Bottom and his crew
is among those memories which will
take rank with old Harley's gravedig
ger. Why Fanny was never a brilliant
-i. e., a real "Kemble"--success on
the stage I could never imagine. Of
course, I never saw her act. Her dra
matic career was a short one and over be
fore my time, but all the Siddone was
in Ler platform Lady Macbeth, nor shall
I ever forget the thrilling and pathetic
pathos of the closing scenesof her "Ro
meo and Juliet."
he was then (about 1856) not so
stout as she afterward became. Her
dark face and blnok hair, piercing black
eyes and long black velvet dress gave
her a strange and tragic appearance,
which she entirely shook off in the
early love scenes, but which served to
color profoundly the terrible poison
tragedy of the close. Fanny Kethble had
an imperfect appreciation of music. She
was for leaving out this and curtailing
that. But Hallo was firm about Mendels
sohn, and she had to give in.--ontem
"I don't think I shall take music les
sons this autumn, " said a young girl to
the writer not long ago. "You te, I
haven't a particle of talent, andso,
what is the use?" There is just this use.
Admitting that you can never learn to
play as well as the most unpretending
professional or those who play by ear,
which latter is to be doubted, a mnusieal
education is valuable, inasznuoeh as it
will teach you what to enjoy ud how
to enjoy it whenever you have the op
portunity to hear good music. To those
who think of music as only a uecession
of pleasurable sounds it may not seem
worth while for those having no talent
to study the rules governing ocmposi
tion. But if you once learn that muesi
is as exact a science as mathematics,
that there is an exquisite beauty in the
development of an idea, the working
out of a musical problem, apart from
the poetry suggested by the melody or
even the harmony, you have found the
key to a fresh world of never failing
delight Though you may never be able
to play one page satisfactorily to your
friends or to yourself, you will have
learned music in such a way that you
will not regret the time spent in its ac
Bequests For Enterprisng Youth.
Now and then we hear of some rich
person leaving several bhundred thou
sand dollars to colleges and other insti
tutions. If rich people would desire to
perpetuate their memory, a novel and
lasting monument to them would be to
select 100 or 1,000 deserving young
men and bequeath to them $1,000 each
with which to start in business. The
blessings that would follow such phi
lanthropy cannot be estimated.-Chat
am (Va.) Tribune.
Where PompeIl Ire Weak.
He-So you visited Pompeii?
He-How did you like it?
She-Well, I must say I was awfully
disappointed in the place. Of oonurse it
was beautifully located and all that, but
it was dreadfully out of repair.--Hali
In 1729 over 12,000 houses were
burned in Constantinople and 7,000
lives were lost in the fire. In 1745 a Are
again raged in the Turkish capital da~r
ing five days, and a series of terrible
conflagrations also occuarred in the year
When drops of water stand on the
outside of a pitcher, the air is full of
moisture and a change of weather fLor
the worse is impendiig.
OVERDID THE T.HING.
And SaWee Then Me. Dresu Like Ay
Other Sensible Meaa
"I was never dressed more to my at
isfaction," declared Nobbily, who hi
now the pink of perfection in attire,
"than I was on the oceasion of the first
marriage that I had the honor of attend
ing in the family. The bride was as
aunt of beauty and loveliness who be
lieved that the affair should be eom-i
mensurate with her conbeption of its
importance, and to me it was ne of the
really great events that are crowded fade
the individual life.
"Now, my father was one oat tlh
stern men who seem to have iarge dis.
appeared with an early generatiao. ~e
had no patience with the little vluitie~1
of our common human natlre and eold
not be brought to defer to tUse Pide
which manifests. itself, in pemenal
adornment. Because of this psonommed
bias on his part my dress had always
-been in accord with his most praetical
ideas. My coats were from two e , thes
inches longer than those authorbeed by
the prevailing style and made with spa
cial referencoe to prospective growth.
Beccse of the same dominating ldes,
the tendency of my pants was to make
me 'walk Spanish,' while msy vests
were constrnoted without special refer
'once to the measurements made by a
"But the intervention of family ih
fluence on this occasion made me the
happy dictator of ay own outfit. To
say that it was fearfully and wonder.
fully mado is but a' modest ela;ts wheni
made in croneeties with tbe bhoae
facts. It was representative of untram.
meled license. It was the pentap yearn
ing for fredom worked out in oloth,
trimmings and that convenient grade of
jewelry that has no place in family heir
"half inch braid was then in vogue;
that worn by me was a flush inch in
breadth. Fancy vest patterns were the
proper thing; mine would have present
od a hopeless task to the modern poster
artist. Pants were worn tight; mine
amounted to a case of cramp. People
would stop to ask who out that coat,
and the paste shirt studs attracted an
attention that the youthful mind coutd
easily mistake for envy.
"Iwas in all the gloryof a social tri
umph, and yet it was that same stern
parent who found chief pleasure in the
dazzling exhibition, for I had so clearly
overshot the mark that the relatives
who had interceded in my behalf coulrt
fiud nothing from the eorown of my hea i
to the soles of my feet open which to
congratulate themselves. It happened a
good many years ago, and yet I am good
for a hearty blush every time it is mea
tioned. "-Detroit Free Press
BESIEGED BY NUNS.
The Carious Tale of a Moasatery In the
A curious tale of a besieged and con
quered monastery belongs to the early
history of ti;e Canary islands and is re
told by Charles Edwardes in his de
scription of the isles. In the early part
of the eighteenth century there lived in
Orotava, on the island of Tenerife, a
convent of Dominioan nuns, who, after
some years of ease, had the misfortune
to be burn'd out of house and home.
They went late temporary quarters for
a year, but became dissatisfied with
such unconventual walls, and began
looking about for a permanent abiding
place. At that time there was in Orots
va a house of Jesuits, which had lost its
former importance, and, though commo
dious and healthful, gave lodging to
but two men, the rector of the house
and his assistlts.
On this mansion the nunas ast oQvet
ous eyes, and soon resolved to appropri
ate it. One morning about 40 of them
advanced upon it, by strategy induced
the Jeesuit brother to open the outer
gate, and then trooping into the court
yard fell on their knees, thanking God
for this preliminary suess. In vain
did the two men reasen with them
on their scandalous conduct. They mere
ly held their ground, exclaiming, "PFa
ther Andrew, this is a large cage for so
few birds." Some of the more reason
able members of the sisterhood explain
ed that they were really in need of a
dwelling as spacious as this and that
they did not propose leaving it. Tihe
rector in despair fled into the saristy,
from which retreat he exhorted his col
league to be of good cheer. "Patience,
brother," cried he, "and do your best
to extricate yourself from theseladles."
That, however, was more easily msaid
than done, especially as the nuns were
becoming so excited that they naight
momentarily have been expected to re
sort to the argument of nails. The siege
lasted for three or four hours. News of
it flew about the town, and bands of
young men, scrupulously neutral, watoh
ed proceedings from the barsof the out
er gate. Eventually the Jesuits yielded,
and the nuns ocoupied the house until a
new convent, entirely to their taste,
was erected for them.-London Globe.
Why .e Didn'ts ide.
"No, sir," said the man who had
wavered, "I won't learn to ride a bicy
cle. I had thoughts of trying it, but I
have just heard of a peculiar trait in
the machine that caused me to change
"I andertand that when you flist try
to ride, if ynu see anything you espe
Cially wish a avoid, you're almost oer
tain to run ',ito it"
"There's a. good deal of oruth in it."
"Well, that settles the wheel for me.
I have enough trouble with bill colleet
tre as it is. "-Washington Str.
Mile. Isabelle Kaiser won the prise
offered by the Swiss government for the
best cantata to be sung in chorus at the
opening of the Geneva emfibition. There
was considerable competition, but MIle.
Kaiser was ;acile princeps. The counneil
of state sent her a complimentary letter
and a handsome piece of bronze scalp
ture. She has been winning prizes in
similar competitions since she was 16.
DO YOU WANT AN EDUCA
Enter the Bowling Green Busi
t-ess College and 8oithern , or
rail School, of Bowling Orton,
Ky. Sustarshm fourte.n different
,departments and employs twelve
teachers, all of whom are compe
070 pays all expenses of tuition
and board, including fuIel,lights,
rooms, bldding, etc., in tht litera
,ry departments for five months..
$95 pays for, the same in the
Securec more good positions for
its graduates than any other
aschool.in the South.
Special rates over raiiroads. .A
party of 1lpils will leave ftew Or
leans Sepltember 21st under the
managementu of T. 0. . Cherry.
Write for catalogue and circn
lars. Mention course desired.
Address, CnEaRRY BROS.,
Bowling Green, Ky.
Following the Election
The famous "Sunset Limited" ser
vice between New Orleans atnd
San Francisco will be resumed,
making the fastest time and ac
cording the most luxurious service
across the contineit. Two trains
a week in each direction. No ex
The change of time card on Sep
tember 24th, 1896, for daily trains,
shortens the time to all Norther,
and Eastern points and places tlhe
Southern Pacific in a.lnosition to
control the passenger traffic east
and west bound.
-Key's Excelange hotel, Sec
oud street, Alexandria, La., is a
havei, of rest for the weary travel.
er. Here he can be supplied with
all home ccmforts and at price
corresponding with the prevailing
"hard times," superinduced b)
shortness of crops, on account of
-The Darlington, Was., Journal
says editorially of a popular pat.
ent medicine: "We know from ex
perience that Chamberlasn's Colic,
Cholera mid Diarrhoea Remedy it
all that is claimed for it, as on two
occasions it stopped excruciating
pains and possibly saved as from
an untimely grave. We would
not rest easy over iight without
itin the house. This remedy un
doubtedly saves store pain antid
suffering than any other medicine
in the world. Every family should
keep it in the house, for it is sure
to be needeed sooner or later. For
sale at the Phoeuix Drug Store.
-Guests of Ke3~ys Exchange Ho
tel are always supplied with clean
and comfortable beds, a desidera
tum always eagerly looked for
ward to and appreciated. by the
Bucklen's Araica salve.,
THE BEST SALVE in the world
forOuts, Braises, Sores, Ulcers,
Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Titter,
Ohapped Hands, Chillblains, Corns
and all Skin Bruptions, and posi
tively cares Pilesa, or no pay
required. It is guaranteed to give
perfect satisfaction or money re
funded. Price 25 cents per box.
For sale by the EIagle D)rug Store.
-The table at Key'es Exchange
Hotel is always furnished with
rich butter and milk, the product
ofa herd of flue Jersey cows be
longing to the proprietor.
PaiVATE DMTECT[VES. - We
want one or two, young men in
this county to represent us as Pri
viate Detectives. Bxperience un
necessary. Money for the right
matn. Address with stamp,
TEXASI DETECTIVE AND PNO
San Antonio, Texas.
-The commercial traveler invra.
riably seeks the best accommoda
tions when he strikes a town.
That is the reason that Key'is Ex
change Hotel is universally pat
ronized by the fraternity.
-If your children are subject to
cdroup watch for the first symp
toms of the disease-boarseness.
If Chamberlain's Cough Bemedy
is given as soon as the child be
comes hoarse it will prevent the
attack. Even after the cronpy
cough has appeared the attack can
lrways be prevented by giving
this remedy. It is also invaluable
I for colds and whooping conugh.
Forsale at the Phoenix DrngStore.
If Troubleid With itlreumatism
ANNPOLIS, Md., Apr. 16. 1894.
-I have nerd Chamiberlai:'s Pain
Balm for rheumatism and fl :nhl itI
to be all that is claimed for it. I
believe it to be the best prepara.
'ion for rheumatism and deep seat
ed muscular pains oni the mnrket
amdl oheerfully reemnmetnd it to t he
public. Jio. (. BcoOKls, dealerm
in boots, shoes, etc., No. 18 Main
ALSO RREAD THIS.
MECHANICSVILLE, St. Mary
County, Md.--Isold a ibottle of
Chamberlain's Pain Balm to at man
who had been suff *ring with rhem
iatisna for severalyears. It made
him a well man. A. J. AMOGILL.
For sale at 50 cents tper bottle at
the Phboenix Drug Store.
Notice is hereby given that the Regis.
tration book for the Parish of Rapidcs,
will be open at the following places on
the dates mentioned for the purpose
of Registering all unregistered voters and
to change the voting places of those who
have moved from one precinct to another.
Alexaidria, court house, from Sept. 2nd
to 13tb September.
Lamourie bridge, September 14.
I.ecompte, September 15.
Cheneyville, September 16.
Woodworth, September 17.
Forest Hill, September 18.
Olenmora, Septlnber 19.
Gum Post Office, September 21.
Hammock Church, September 22.
Hineston. September 23.
Paul's Store, September 24.
Union Church, September 25:
Hotn's, 8eptenber 26.
Quadrate, September 28.
Lena, September 23.
Boyce, September 30.
Weil's Store, October 1.
Pineville, October 3.
Labat's October 3.
Bell's, October 5.
Holloway, October 6.
Big Island, October 7.
Borelands, October A.,
Tramway, Octoter 10.
Ppland, October ii.
From October lith to November 2nd,
ld616, inelusive,4he registration book will
be open at the Coura House in Alexandria
C. J. BARSTOW,
State of Louisiana-Parish of lapide-
- Tenth Judicial District Court.
SuccEsion or CHJ.1sTOPrnIi BEROMAN.
PDURSUANT TO A COMMISSION AND
order of sale issued from the Hon'.
i.rablo the Tenth Judicial District Court
and to me directed as Sheriff and Ex-Of
ficio Auctioneer of the Parish of Rapides,
Louisiana, commanding and authorizing
te to sell for the payment of debts, on the
terms hereinafter expressed after due ad
vertisenmeut and in accordance with Law,
;he hereinafter described property. be
longing to the above entitled and num
bored Succession, I will offet for sale at
Public Auetion, to the last and highest
bidder, at the promises lately occupied
by Christopher Bergman, in the Towin
of Alexandria, La., between tne hours
preedribed by Law, on
SATURDAY, OCT. 31sT, A. D. 1896,
the following debtribed property, to-wit:
One Lot Honsahold Goods.
One Lot Hardware, Tools and Cooking
Terms of Sale-Twelve month's Credit
for what the property will bring, purch
aser to give one solvent surety and to
pay 8 per cent. interest on amount of
purchase. All costs to be paid in cash,
and deducted from purchase price.
D. T. STAFFORD,
Sheriff & Ex-Ofoio Auctioneer, Parish
of Rapides, La.
Oct. 14, '96.
Desirable Town Property Advan
I ' THE BUSINE88 PORTION OF
Alexandria. consisting of two BRICK
STORES on Front street, one 26x70 and
the other 20x70 feet. One TWO-STORY
BRICE HOUSE on Johnston street, now
used as a boarding honse. One FRAME
BUILDING of three rooms, on Second
street, now used as a printing office.
- ALSO, -
THE CHINA GROVE PLANTATION
situated on the north side of Red river,
8 miles from Alexandria, containing 210
acres of open land and 100 acres of wood
land. Plantation enclosed with a new
and substantial fence.
3000 acres of Swamp Land,
on Bayou Latennier, near Lamonrie,
For terms apply to
May 13, 1896. Alexaidria, La.
-AND DEALER INa
METALLIC - and - RossBwoo,
Corner Lee and Fifth Sts.
B.FELLMAN 4 ia
727 Canal Street. New Orleans, La.
SHOP BY MAIL...
We offer'you'a complete store of up-to-date
Dry Goods and House Furnishings to select
from at 10 to 20 per cent. below other New
Orleans stores, and often 50 per cent. below
what you hre obliged to pay your stores for
poor selections of goods.
For the asking. Write us fully your' watntd,
and the next mail brings to you a generous line
of samples We pay the freight or express on
all purchases amounting to X10.00 or over.
We lake Promptness
A Hobby. (Mention Ths Paper.)
, ROUTS '"Sunset Route"
0 TILE ONLY LINE iRUNNING
S City of ,i.. T ,.i kWne
Excursion Rates all the year round to WITH DIRECT CONNECTIONS TO
Mexico and California. ALL POINTS NORTH . AND EAST.
* S [ SUNSET LIMITED I 9
Semi.We"kly Vestibule Train Service. Between San Francisaco and New Orleans
begins November 7th 1896. The most luxurious Trans-Continental Train, with
Compartment Cars, Dining Cars and Ladies Composite Cars. Ladies' maid in at
tendance. "Through Storyland to Sunset Seas," the sumptuous book of 200 pages
profusely illustrated, sent to any address on receipt of 10 cents postage.
For furthbr particulars, call on Local Agent or address -
S. F. B. MORSE, L. J. PARKS,
Gen'l. Pass. & Ticket Aent, .As't G. P. & T. A.
New'Orleans, La. Houston, Tex.
S Get Our Prices.
o. A. SCoQII\AoEC , '
Watchmaker- and - Jeweler,
Cartridges, : Ammunition : and : Fishing : Tackle. -
The repairing of Watches is;aill done by me in person. I have h#d a
great deal of experience in that line, having spent years in
some of the best shops of this country
and of Europe.
Front Street, - - Alexandria, La.
R. W. BRINGHIURST,
REAL ESTATE AGENT
Choice City and %uburban Property
ON LIST OR SALE.
W For particulars rjgarding property, call on or ad
dress R. W,."BRINGHURST,
- Alexandria, La,