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NUMBER 1. «5 9 Àmt Established July I, 1859. forty-fourth year "A Map of Busy Life; Its Fluctuations and Its Vast Concerns." BEXTOX, BOSSIER PARISH, LA., THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1905. DOC OOOOOCrOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGOOOGOOOOOOOQCO o anking by Mail. D O NOT think it is difficult to do a banking business simply because you live a little distance from town. Send us your checks or other items by letter and they will receive our careful attention. We cheerfully answer all correspondence and look after all matters entrusted to us on day received. For further particulars \trite us. We Allow Interest on Time Deposits. Shreveport National Bank. F. T. Whited, Pres. A. T. Kahn, Vice-Pres. Jno. S. Young, Vice-Pres. J. J. Jordan, Cashier. B. D. ILGKNFritz, Asst. Cashier, CROWN AND BRIDGE WORK BRIDGE WORK Is the most beautiful, most substantial and most modern method of restoring broken teeth or roots and supplying the piaee of missing ones. 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OGILVIE-HARPER Printing Company. 210 Milam Street, Shreveport. ♦♦ ♦ ♦ ♦♦ ♦ ....A Savings Account IS THE WORKING MAN'S BEST FRIEND i 5 There are several reasons why this ; is true : Once begun there is some IJ thing to prompt one to save ; when J work is lacking you can still live ; economically, because you can pay J cash; then you may get sick and ' be unable to work for a time; and ; when the time comes for you to ; make a business venture you'll have ♦ a part, if not all, of the ready capi- j tal. There are other good reasons ; for putting aside a part of your ♦ earnings, but thoughtful people * know of them as well as bankers. ; 1 You are solicited as a depositor in the Bank of Benton and the assurance i3 given that it is a reliable institution, surrounded with modern banking safeguards. 1 Interest allowed on time deposits. — O. R. Denton, Cashier. to » & »1 Mb A. KAHN, No. 212 Texas Street, Shreveport, La. Wholesale and retail dealer in Crockery, Cutlery, Glassware, Chinaware, Stoves, Tinware and General House Furnishing Goods. Also agent for the celebrated Charter Oak and Buck's Brilliant STOVES AND RANGES. The Best Printing Is none too good for the man who conducts a successful business. Do you know of a successful busi ness man whose stationery has the appearance of having been printed on a cider press? You ao not. Is your business successful? Mail us your next order. A TAKER OF CRUMBS By Channing Pollock Copyright. 1904, by Channiftg Pollock "The red sun slipped over the edge of the earth and left her sitting there. She was very lonely. After a moment she walked to the window and began reading her letter for the fiftieth time. 'Dear Lady o' Mine' was its first line— 'Dear Lady o' Mine.' " Anne Stacey's laggard fingers drop ped from the typewriter keys into her lap, and site whispered the last words of the paragraph to herself almost lov ingly. The story was too nearly fin ished to be written all over again, and yet that was the very phrase which opened the note lying at her side. To epitomize the romance of lier own life was one thing, she thought; to use Its language was another. For an in stant she was disgusted at the recollec tion that she had intended to offer any part of the little history for sale, and she was about to tear the page from the machine. Then came the reaction. She remembered how many empty VT) 1 1%. mM 4' ■ m. it--* f ■*. m ï SHE LOCKED THE TiETTEK, ENVELOPE AND ALL, IN HEit KUBEAU. hours she had spent in an attempt to force something purely Imaginary from her brain. She knew the story she had lived and written was an interesting story and that she could dispose of it. After awhile the tired fingers returned listlessly to the keys, and the sentence in her mind staggered across the wbfte sheet before her. The end of the procession had been reached when the dinner bell rang. Anue Stacey laid the completed manu script on her desk and added the note to a small bundle locked in her bureau drawer. Then she stood before the mir ror and patted her soft brown liair in several places. The face that stared back at lier was a plain face—sweet and honest, but far from beautiful. The mouth was too large, the nose too small, the eyes sufficiently far apart to denote intellectuality, but not near ly close enough for that prettiness which is worth so much more to a wo man. Anno had been told these things almost from the time that her eldest brother had been able to talk, but she sighed as she crossed her tiny room and walked into the hallway. A mingled odor of cabbage and burned beef as cended the stairs with the noise of many voices. Then the bell rang again, and Anne went to dinner. She lmd expected to make corrections in lier story afterward and to post it when she went out for her usual car ride. Instead, she unlocked the drawer, took out the packet of letters and be gan reading them. An observant by stander would have noticed that none of them was inclosed in an envelope. There was every reason why all should have been hidden from the prying gaze in that manner, for tl-ey were love let ters. Anne had burned the envelopes three years before, doing her best to avoid seeing wliat was written on each. Not one of the lot had been addressed to her. Not one of the lot had been meant for lier. They were the love let ters of another woman. "What's the harm?" Anne had asked herself when she had adopted them. The other woman had been married the day of the adoption and not.to the au thor of the letters. She was a bright little creature, fluffy from the hems of her various skirts to the topmost curl of her fair hair, and she had kept as many men wrapped around lier small est finger as there were rings around the other seven. An author of love let ters more or less had not meant very much to her. So, when she finally de cided upon Fred, the epistles of .Toe and Will had found a mutual resting place at the bottom of an extremely dainty Japanese wastebasket which occupied at least a twentieth of the floor space in the room the girls had tenanted to tle ed the in the in ly On top of them the bright lit of it to of as let de to tle creature had piled numberless dance programmes, fans with names scrawl ed across them and a couple of period icals containing verse from the pen of the irrepressible Will. Of the three men Will had been most in earnest. The afternoon of the mar riage he hnd gone west to work for a Cliicago newspaper and to f dr get. The latter part of this purpose was set fortli beautifully in one of the letters in the packet. Anne Stacey, who ( had written "on space" for a living since girlhood and who had never had a sweetheart, had rescued the bundle from the Japanese wastebasket. Site recalled Will as a fine, broad'shouldered young fellow who up to the time that he had ceased visiting her chum, a few months be fore, had paid no attention whatever to the large mouthed, small nosed, intel lectual girl who always made a point of having an engagement somewhere with in ten minutes of the hour of his ar rival. Anne lmd never been noticed, and she didn't expect it. She prompt ly forgot being snubbed and remem bered only that once Will had pressed lier hand quite tightly while he said, "Little woman, I think you understand what tills means to me." Recollecting this, Anne had adopted the letters. At first she had enjoyed them only as love letters—letters which were real and which said just what she had been making her people say for ever so long. Then, as the deser tion of the bright little creature came to be realized as an endless desertion and as she made no new friends, those ardent notes had commenced to seem lier very own. Their author was her lover. She read them over and over and over, making them more personal with each reading. For three years she fed her hungry soul with them, and then, being temporarily destitute of ideas for stories, it had occurred to her that they were the clew to one ready-made—a story of which she was the heroine. "A Taker of Crumbs" was duly fin ished that very night and dispatched to the mail box in charge of the young woman in the room adjoining, who was going out to buy ice cream. Anne thought about it a great deal in the days that followed. A dozen times she would have given the world to have had it back, if only long enough to have substituted fanciful terms for the ones she had taken from the letters. "Deal* Lady o' Mine!" Twice at night she dreamed that Will had come out of the west to rebuke her for stealing his love words and to take the packet out of her keeping. At the end of a month she got a check from the maga zine to which the manuscript had been sent, and after that she merely waited for the appearance of the story in type. When it did appear, illustrated with a picture of a very tall girl hold ing two extremely long arms toward an astonishingly low door in the middi distance, she was surprised that no one seemed to tithe the least notice of the tale. Anne went back to her work and wrote other stories. By grace of these and a-kindly providence she was able to pay $7 to her landlady regularly on Saturday evening and to take three car rides a week. Every Wednesday morning she walked uptown and drew a little money from a newspaper for which site wrote a column called "Hints for Home Makers." She dined at 0. revised manuscripts until 10 and cried awhile over the bundle of letters before going to bed. Now and then she stood at the window, looking out upon the hurrying throng and remembering that not one person in all that throng eared whether she lived or died. Three weeks after the publication of "A Taker of Crumbs" she found lying on the table in the lower Hall an en velope Without the name of a newspa per on it. The postmark was New York. Sift* climbed the steps leading to lier room and sat down ou her couch to read the letter. "Dear Lady o' Mine"—yes, it was addressed to her. "Who would have believed that there was so loving a little woman in the world? May I call tonigfct? That's rather soon, I admit, but—well, 1 am very lonely too. Will." Anne Stacey got up and dropped the packet of letters In the Japanese wastebasket. She locked the one let ter just received, envelope and all. In her bureau drawer in a place left for it _ Supreme Test. She was a Wisconsin girl of more than the usual share of this world's A of a goods who became engaged to the man from Maine, a civil engineer, whose business was in tlie far west. Com pelled to separate soon after the en gagement, 2,000 miles soon divided the two lovers. Business duties called the man away, but frequent letters helped to shorten the months of separation. Turning her attention to cooking, this girl of almost unlimited wealth soon proved her devotion to lier absent lover by mastering the difficulties of cook ing in anticipation of that happy time when she should have a home of her own. Triumphantly she wrote her lover, "I can make lemon pie, custard pie and Washington pie all myself!" Then did this man from Maine and the land of orchards assert life loyalty to his home state most vigorously and back over the wires, 2.000 miles away, came this telegram, brief, but emphatic, lit- "Try apple!"-Lewiston (Me.) Journal. THE DEATH" DlGE. A Strange Story That Conies From tlie Seventeenth Century. A notable exhibit in the Berlin Ho henzollem museum consists of the fa mous "death dice." About the middle of the seventeenth century a beautiful young girl was murdered, and sus picion fell on two soldiers, Italph and Alfred, who were rival-suitors for her hand. As both prisoners denied their guilt and even torture failed to extract a confession from either Prince Fred erick William, the kaiser's ancestor, de cided to cut the Gorelion knot with the dice box. The two soldiers should throw for their lives, the loser to be executed as the murderer. The event was celebrated with great pomp and solemnity, and the prince liimseif as sisted at this appeal to divine interven tion, as it was considered by every body, including tire accused themselves. Ralph was given the first throw, and he drew sixes, the highest possible number, and no doubt felt jubilant. The dice box was then given to Alfred, who fell on ids knees and prayed aloud : "Almighty God, thou kuowest I mil Innocent. Protect me, I beseech tlieel" Rising to his feet, he threw the dice with such force that one of them broke in two. The unbroken one show ed six, the broken one also showed six ou the larger portion, and the bit that had been split off showed one, giving a total of thirteen, or one more than the throw of Ralph. The whole audi ence thrilled with astonishment, while the prince exclaimed, "God lias spo ken!" Ralph, regarding the miracle as a sign from heaven, confessed his guilt and was sentenced to death. It is prob able that Alfred ever after did not number himself among those who look upon thirteen as an unlucky number.— London Tatler. Jant Ont of Them. A lawyer who is fond of a joke went to supper after the theater with a par ty of friends, and he ordered coffee: "Please bring it in a cup with the handle on tire left side," lie said confi dentially to the waiter. "Pm left hand ed, and I can't use any other kind of a cup." "Yes, sir," stammered the waiter. "I * will, sir." He was seen to hasten a*vay and con fer With the head waiter. The head waiter bore down on the party. 'Wliat sort of a cup was that you wanted, sir?" he asked. "Cup with the handle on the left side. Pm left handed," said the lawyer. The head waiter disappeared to re turn a little later obviously perturbed. "The cup you"— he began. "What?" said tlie lawyer. "Do you mean to tell me that in a first class cafe you haven't such a tiling as a cup with tlie handle on the left side? Ab surd! Why, I couldn't possibly use any other kind. You must have plenty of them." "Well," said the head waiter, "we usually has, but 1 regrets to say, sir, that the last we had was broke this morning."—Washington Post. to the at to are to Anlnmln That Shell Tear*. Humboldt states that lie had a mon key that shed tears when it was seized with fear. RenggCr noticed that tlie eyes of a small South Ajierk";.n monkey filled with tears when it waif prevented from getting some coveted object or was much frightened. Darwin cites a third case of a monkey from Borneo which in tlie zoological gardens was frequently observed to cry when griev ed or even when much pitied. Sir 1-1. Tennant, describing tlie capture of dé pliants in Ceylon, says that when bound some of thorn lay motionless with no other indication of suffering than tlie tears which incessantly flow ed from their eyes. The keeper of tlie Indian dépliants in Regent's park has several times observed tears rolling down tlie face of tlie old female ele phant when lier young one was taken awav from lier. Lincoln'« Opinion of Marriage. Abraham Lincoln once remarked that every man about to marry should stand over a doctor with a club and make him toll the truth in reference j to the chosen partner for life if there j was no other way of getting it out of ; him. Also that tlie parents who would ; allow a girl to marry a man without j knowing, as nearly as could be known, j his physical as well as ids moral con- ; ditiou deserved to be scalped. "The whole marrying business is wrong," said Mr. Lincoln. "Fashions- : ble girls have too often foolish moth ers, who care for nothing but to sell tlieir flesh and blood to the highest hidrior " _ Dear Mrs. Malnprop. There is generally somçbody— a lady as a rule— in each district on u^iotn its finest Malaprops are fathered, some times quite unfairly. It Is she who is reported to have made that speech about the glories of her father's house, up to the door of which there ran a "revenue of popular trees;" she who asked her daughter to play that little "malady" she had learned at tlie "cem etery" and she again who pronounced Mr. Brown as "proud as Luther," while the tuft hunting Mr. Smith was in such a "tobv" he .deserved to be "tat- : tooed" at Ids club. Dear Mrs. Mala prop what should we do without tier? ! -London Globe. ' Stationery AYp lidvo just received Berlin's line of Stationery, in all new shapes and all styles. Fine linen paper in pads; also a fine assortment of score cards and invitation cards Prescription Druggists. SHREVEPORT, LOU IS IAN A A«? AO'OJAl Story For Little Folks DON'T TRY TO FOOL EVERY ONE "Look here," said the lion one day to his tailor, the chimpanzee, "you are the worst tailor I ever had. Just look at these trousers you made me last week 1 just wore them down today to show you how miserably they fit, or,, rather, how they don't fit. Why. they are big enough around the waist to put v y. <&> j j ; ; j j ; : a '1 KNOW YOUR MAJESTYS APPETITE another fellow in just my size. How in tlie name of goodness did you ever expect me to appear in tin* courtroom witli such tilings as these?" "Oh. your majesty." s.itd his tailor bluntly and without rising, as he should have done, "tlint's all right; you see. these were made loose because I know your majesty's great appetite, and i felt that l should leave room for youi* majesty's dinner." "You're a clever knave," laughed the lion, "i hadn't thought of that." And off lie ambled. "Ha. lia!'' said the chimp when ho had gone; "that's a lie 1 told his maj esty, but, you see. some people are easy, and all you have to do is to foo| them a little." And he went on stitch ing and singing to himself the refrain, "Under the Bamboo Troe-e-e-e." Just then tlie lion appeared. "Look here." lie said sharply* "you left these trousers wide to make room for dinner, it has occurred to me that you ought, therefore, to furnish tlie dinner to fill them." Saying which Ho set upon Mr. Cliimp and ate him up. Tlie trousers then fitted light. It doesn't pay to fool every one,-* Atlanta Constitution. THE NAME AMERICA, When It Wh« First Proposed For the Newly Fourni Continent. . Tlie name of America for (lie newly discovered continent was first proposed in (lie little volume put forth at St. Die, in tlie Vosges, in tlie year 1507 by Waldzeemuller. better known by the Hellenized form of ids name, Ilyin* comylus. Three or four editions of tins treatise were published at St. Die be fore 1507, and a few years afterward an edition without date was printed at Lyons by Jean de la Place. All these editions are of extreme rarity, juid probably that printed at Lyons is tlie rarest of all, though the library of tbo Britisli museum possesses two copies of it. It has never been suggested that any maps were engraved to accompa. ny either of the editions, Hut it has al ways been supposed that tlie earliest map with the word "America" marked on tlie new found world was the "Ty pus Orbis," engraved on wood for the "Enarrutionos Joannis < 'amortis in C. Juli i Sol ini Polyistora," printed at Vi enna in 1520 for Joannes SIngrenius. tu this map tlie new world is represent ed ns a long island, 011 which is the in : scription: "Anno d. 1497 luiec terra cunt adjaceutibus insults inventa est pet* ! Columbum Ianuensem ex mandato to* ' Castelle. America provincial