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THE BOSSIER BANNER. 19 15 Established duly 1, 1859. fifty-fourth year. 'A Hap of Busy Life; Its Fluctuations and Its Vast Concerns." Subscription, $1 per Year. BENTON, BOSSIER PARISH, LA., THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1915. NUMBER 30. Takes Two to Make a Bargain —Lowest Prices and Highest Quality— The Best Bargains in Drug Store Needs Are Found at THE ORIGINAL CUT RATI DRUG 5T0RE 'phones, 637 m 'i Queen Fruit Jars * 1 Absolutely the best jar made. All glass and no metal to corrode and spoil your preserves. Prices reasonable, too. Pint size, dozen ..... $1.00 Quart size, dozen .... 1.20 Half gallon size, dozen . 1.60 1 Form a club. We will deliver 12 dozen, assorted sizes, to any railroad station within 200 miles of Shreveport. HEARNE DRY GOODS COMPANY Shreveport, Louisiana We Pay 4 Per Cent Interest on Time Deposits U Every loan made by our bank is carefully consider ed, as is evidenced by the fact that we have been in business eleven years and have never lost a dollar on a loan. Can you deposit your money in a bank vrith a better record f f We want your busi ness and in return will render yon prompt and accurate service. I Bank of Benton f Benton, La. ^ ^ 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 3 ^ Olive Oil The famous Pompeian Olive Oil in pint cans. Also, special agent for Yinol, the great health reconstructor. Make your headquar ters at my Drug Store. Telephone and other con veniences at vour service. W. i. GAYLE Benton, Louisiana It Got Them Out. The "Kent street ejectment," com m °n in England In days gone by. con listed In taking off the front door It was originated by landlords In the Kent street (Southwark. ljindou< dis trict. where many tenants were in ar rears tor rent—London Mail Errors of Others. It is foolish to pay no attention to the errors of others and not to nelp them out or them Aiding others to tie strung is the best way to strengthen ourselves. Palms. Sillicns—Palms are symbolic of vie iory Cy nions— Is that the reason a gj-i nses them as decorations at her Wedding?-Town Topics To :lvt> is to chance, and to be per ,W1 is to nave changed often PROFESSIONAL CARDS JOANNES SMITH Attorney at Law Office at Court House, Second Floor Benton, Louisiana C LAUDE B. PROTHRO Attorney at Law Office at Caddo Parish Court House Shreveport, Louisiana J^DWIN W. DORAN Attorney at Law Office in Court House, Second Floor Benton, Louisiana D R. FREDERICK RATZBURG Dentist Levy Building Shreveport, La. Telephone, No. 1160. If Thara Were No Flowers. Can we conceive what humanity would be if it did not know the flow ers? If these did not exist, if they bad all been hidden from our gaze, as are probably a thousand no less fairy sights that are all around ns. but In visible to our eyes, would our charac ter. our faculties, our sense of the beautiful, our aptitude for happiness, be quite the same? We should, it is true, in nature have Other splendid manifestations of luxury, exuberance and grace: other dazzling efforts of the superlative forces; the .sun. the stars, the varied lights of the moon, the azure and the ocean, the dawns and twilights, the mountain, the plain, the forest and the rivers, the light and the trees and. lastly, nearer to us. birds, precious stones *nnd woman. These are the làfnaments of our planet. Yet but for the last three, which be long to the same smile of nature, bow grave, austere, almost sad. would be the education of onr eye without the softness which the flowers give'—Mau rice Maeterlinck A King as a Prisoner. In these days no prisoner of war is likely to he so well treated as King John I. of France, who. after bis cap ture at Poitiers, was lodged first at the palace of the Savoy and subsequently at Somerton castle, in Lincolnshire. Be fore being removed to Somerton John had to dismiss forty-two members of his suit, but even then there remained about forty persons in attendance on him. Among these were two chap lains. a secretary, a clerk of the chapel, a physician, a ma it re d'hotei. three pages. four valets. three wardrobe men. three furriers, six grooms, two cooks, a fruiterer, a spice man. a jester, a barber and a person entitled "le roy des menestereuix." who am'cars to have been a maker of musi cal instruments and clocks as well as a minstrel, lie was also allowed to keep gamecocks, falcons and grey hounds and to go out hawking and coursing.—London Chronicle. No Publicity. Milly declared one day. apropos of the subject of her history lesson, that her dear father was "just as greai and good a man as George* Washington To he sure." she added, "tie is not quite as well known, and so be is not so popular."-Ckristiau Register. THE FORESTER'S DAUGHTER A Romance of the Bear Tooth Range > By HAMLIN GARLAND ) Copyright, 1914. by Hamlin Garland SYNOPSIS Wayland Norcross, an eastern youth seeking health in Colorado, meets Berea McFarlane. called Berrie. typical ranch girl, daughter of tho supervising ranger of Bear Tooth forest. Berrie is greeted by her lover. Clift Bei den, a cowboy, supposed to be interested in a saloon at Meeker's Mill, where Nor eross is bound. Berrie guides Norcross to ids destination. CHAPTER III. A Forester's Secret. T HE trail, hardly more than a wood road, grew wilder and lonelier as they climbed. Cattle fed on the hillsides in scattered bands like elk. Here and there a small cabin stood on the bank of a stream, but for the most part the trail mounted the high slopes in perfect solitude. The girl talked easily and leisurely, reading the brands of the ranchers, re vealing the number of cattle they own ed, quite as a young farmer would have doue. She seemed not to be em barrassed in the slightest «egiee by the fact that she was guiding a strange man over a lonely road and gave no outward sign of special interest in him till she suddenly turned to ask, "What kind of a slicker—1 mean a raincoat— did you bring?'' He looked blank. "1 don't believe I brought any. I've a leather shooting jacket, however." She shrugged her shoulders and look ed up at the sky. "We're in for a storm. You'd ought 'o have a slicker, no fancy 'raincoat.' but a real old fash ioned cow puncher's oilskin. They make a business of shedding rain." She rode on for a few minutes in si lence. as if disgusted with his folly, but she was really worrying about him. "Poor chap!" she said to her self. "He can't stand a chilL I ought to have thought of his slicker my seif. He's helpless as a baby." They were climbing fast now. wind iiig upward along the bank of a stream, and the sky had grown sud denly gray, and the woodland path was dark and chill. The mountains were not less beautiful, but they were decidedly less amiable, and the youth shivered, casting an apprehensive eye at the thickening clouds. Berea perceived something of his dis may and. drawing rein, dismounted. Behind her saddle was a tightly rolled bundle which, being untied and shaken out. proved to be a horseman's rain proof oilskin coat. "Put this ou!" she commanded. "Oh, no." he protested. "I can't take your coat" "Yes you can! You must! Don't you worry about me. I'm used to weather Put this on over your jacket and all You'll need it. Rain won't hurt me. but it will just about finish you." The worst of this lay in its truth and Norcross lost all his pride of sex tor the moment. A wetting would not dim this girl's splendid color nor re duce her vitality one degree, while to him it might be a death warrant "You could throw me over my own horse." be admitted in a kind of bitter admiration and slipped the coat on shivering with cold as he did so. "You think me a poor excuse for a trailer, don't you?" he said ruefully ns the thunder began to roll. "You've got to be all made over new." she replied tolerantly. "Stay here a year and yon'll be able to stand anything." Remounting, she again led the way with cheery cry. The rain came dash ing down in fitful, misty streams, but she merely pulled the rim of her som brero closer over her eyes and rode steadily on. while he followed, plunged in gloom as cold and gray as the storm. "These mountain showers don't last long." the girl called hack, her face shining like a rose. "We'll get the sun in a few minutes." And so it turned out. in less than nn hour they rode into the warm light again, and in spite of himself Norcross returned her smile, though he said: "1 feel like a selfish fool. You are soaked." "1 never take cold." she returned. "I'm used to all kinds of weather Don't yon bother about me." Topping a low divide, the youth caught a glimpse of the range to the southeast, which took his breath. "Isn't that superb?" he exclaimed. "It's like the shining roof of the world!" "Yes. that's the Continental divide." she confirmed casually, hut the lyrical note which he struck again reached her heart The men she knew had so few words for the beautiful 4n life She wondered whether this man's ill ness had given him this refinement or whether it was native to his kind. ''I'm glad he took my coat" was her thought. She pushed on down the slope, rid ing hard, but it was nearly 2 o'clock when they drew up at Meeker's house, which was a long. low. stone struc ture built along the north side of the road. The place was distinguished not merely by its masonry, but also by its picket fence, which had once been whitewashed. Farm wagons of various degrees of decay stood by the gate, and in the barnyard plows and harrows—deeply buried by the weeds— were rusting forlornly away. A little farther up the stream the tall pipe of ti sawmill rose above the firs. A pack of dogs of all sizes and signs ■•âme clamoring to the fence, followed a re to a ns the "1 are the the so ill or FS 2? "I don't feel right in leaving you here," she said at last. by a big, slovenly dressed, red beard ed man of sixty or thereabouts. "Hello. Uncle Joe!" called the girl in offhand boyish fashion. "How are you today?" "Howdy, girl," answered Meeker gravely. "What brings you up here this time?" She laughed. "Here's a boarder who wants to learn how to raise cattle." Meeker's face lightened. "I reckon you're Mr. Norcross? I'm glad to see ye. Light 'off and make yourself to home. Turn your horses into the cor raL The l»oys will feed 'em." Without ceremony Meeker led his guests directly into the dining room, a long and rather narrow room, where in a woman and six or seven rough ly dressed young meu were sitting at a rudely appointed table. "Earth and seas!" exclaimed Mrs. Meeker. "Here's Berrie. and I'll bet that's Sutler's friend, our boarder." "Hist along there, boys, and give the company a chance," she command ed sharply. "Our dinner's turrible late today." The boys—they were in reality full grown cubs of eighteen or twenty— did as they were bid with much noise, chaffing Berrie with blunt humor. Meeker read Sutler's letter, which Norcross had handed him, and. after deliberation, remarked: "AH right, we'll do the best we can for yon. Mr Nor cross, but we haven't any fancy accom modations." "He don't expect any," replied Ber rie. "What he needs is a little rough ing it." "There's plinty of that to be had," said one of the herders, who sat below the salt. " 'Tis the soft life I'm nadin'." One of the lads. Frank Meeker, a dark, intense youth of about twenty, was Berea's full cousin. The others were merely hired hands, but they all eyed the new comer with disfavor. The fact that Berrie had brought him and that she seemed interested In him added to the effect of the smart riding suit which he wore. "I'd like to roll him in the creek." muttered one of them to his neighbor. This dislike Berrie perceived In some degree, and to Frank she privately said: "Now, you fellows have got to treat Mr. Norcross right. He's been very sick." Frank maliciously grinned. "Oh. we'll treat him right We won't do a thing to him!" "Now, Frank," she warned, "if you try any of your tricks on him you'll hear from me." "Why all this worry on your port?" he asked keenly. "How long since you found him?" The girl uerself did not understand the vital and almost painful interest which this young man had roused lu lier. He was both child and poet to her, and as she watched him trying to make friends with the men, her indignation rose against their clownish offishness. "I don't feel right in leaving yon here," she said at last, "but I must be tidin'." And while Meeker ordered her horse brought out she walked to îhc gate with Norcross at her side. "I'm tremendously obliged to you," he said, and his voice was vibrant "You have been most kind. How can I repay von?" "Oh. that's all right." she replied, in true western fashion. "I wanted to see the folks up here, anyhow. This is no jaunt at all for me." And. look ing at her powerful figure and feeling the traplike grip of her cinch band, he knew she spoke tb* truth. And so sbe rude away, leaving hex to in to he ward to adjust himself to his new and strange surroundings as best he could, and with her going the whole valley tarUened for the convalescent It was soon apparent to the eastern d'server that the entire male [»opula ;iou for thirty miles around not only mew MeFarlaae's girl, but that every jnniarried man—aud some who were ooth husbands and fathers—kept a leeply interested eye upon her daily motion, and certain shameless ones npeul.v boasted among their fellows of their intention to win her favor, while the shy ones reveled in secret exulta tion over every chance meeting with her. She was the topic of every lum ber camp and the shining lure of ev ery dance to which the ranch hands often rode over long and lonely trails. Part of this intense interest was due, naturally, to the scarcity of desirable women, but a larger part was called out by Berea's frank freedom of man ner. Her ready camaraderie was taken for carelessness, and the candid grip of her hand was often misunderstood, and yet most of the men respected her. and some feared her. After her avow ed choice of Clifford Beiden they all kept aloof, for he was hot tempered and formidably swift to avenge an in sult. At the end of a week Norcross found himself restless and discontented with the Meekers. He was tired of fishing, tired of the old man's endless argu ments and tired of the vulgar cow hands. The men around the mill did not interest him. and their Saturday night spree at the saloon disgusted him. .The one person who piqued his curiosity was Landon. the ranger, who was stationed not far away and who could lie seen occasionally riding by on a handsome black horse. There was something in his bearing, in his neat and serviceable drab uniform, which attracted the convalescent and on Sunday morning he decided to ven ture a call, although Frank Meeker had said the ranger was a "grouch." His cabin, a neat log structure, stood just above the*road ou a huge natural terrace of grassy bowlders, and the Bag which fluttered from a tall staff before it could lie seen for several miles, the bright sign of federal con trol. the symbol of law and order, just as the saloon aud tbe mill were signs of lawless vice and destructive greed. Around the door flowers bloomed and kittens played. The cabin's interior pleased Wayland almost as much as the garden. It was built of piue logs neatly matched and hewed on one side. The ranger, spurred and belted, with his cuffs turned buck, was pounding the typewriter when Wayland appear ed at the open door, but he rose with grave courtesy. "Come in." he said, and his voice had a pleasaut t iuflectiou "I'm interrupting." "Nothing serious; just a letter. There's no hurry. I'm always glad of an ex cuse to rest from this job." He was at once keenly interested in bis visitor, for he perceived in him the gentleman and, of course, the alien. Wayland, with something of the feel ing of a civilian reporting to an officer, explained his presence in the neighbor hood. "I've heard of you," responded the ranger, "and I've been hoping you'd look in on me. The supervisor's daugh ter has just written me to look after you. She said you were not very well." Again Wayland protested that he was not a consumptive, only a student who needed mountain air, but be added, "It is very kind of Miss McFarlane to think of me." "Ok, she thinks of everybody!" the young fellow declared. "She's one of the most unselfish creatures in the world." Something in the music of this speech, and something m the look of the ranger's eyes, caused Wayland to wonder if here were not still another of Berrie's subjects, lie became cer tain of it as the young officer went on. with pleasiug frankness, aud it was not long before he had conveyed to Way land his cause for sadness. "She's en gaged to ti man that is not her equal In a certain sense no man is her equal, but Beiden is a pretty hard type, and I believe, although I can't prove it, that he is part owner of the saloon over there." "How does that saloon happen to be here?" * "It's on patented land—u so called •placer claim'—experts have reported against it McFarlane has protested against it but nothing is done. Tbe mill is also on deeded laud, and togeth er they are a plague spot I'm their enemy, aud they know it and they've threatened to burn me out Of course they won't do that but they're ready to play any kiud of trick on me." "1 can well believe that, for I am getting my share of practical jokes at Meeker's." ''They're not a bad lot over there— »niy just rowdy. I suppose they're initiating you." said Landon. "I didn't come out here to be a cow boy," responded Norcross. "but Frank Meeker seems to be anxious to show me all the good old cowboy courtesies. On Monday he slipped a burr under my horse's saddle, and I came near to having my neck broken. Then be or some one else concealed a frog in my bed and fouled my hair brushes. In fact. I go to sleep each night iu expec tation of some new attack, but the air trad tbe riding are doing me a great deal of good, and so I stay." Thereafter Wayland spent nearly ev ery day with the ranger, either in his cabin or riding the trail, and during these hours confidence grew until at last Landon confessed that his unrest arose from his rejection by Berrie. "She was not to blame. She's so kind and free with e-ory one I thought I had a cüauce. I was conceited for it of 1 enough to feel sorry for tlio other fel lows, and now I can't even feel sorry for myself. I'm just dazed and hang ing to the ropes. She was mighty gentle about it. You know how sunny her face is. Well, sbe just got grave aud kind o' faint voiced and said— Oh. you know what she said! Sbe let me know there was another man. I didn't ask her who, and when 1 found out 1 jost my grip entirely. At first 1 though I'd resign aud get out of the country, but 1 couldn't do it l can't yet. The chance of seeing her—of hearing from her once in awhile—she never writes except on business for her father, but—you'll laugh—I can't see her signature without a tremor." He smiled, but his eyes were desper ately sad. "Oh, I'm crazy! 1 admit it I didn't know such a thing could happen to me, but it has." As Wayland listened to this out pouring he wondered at the intensity of the forester's passion. He mar veled. too, at Berrie's choice, for there was something fine and high in Lan don's worship. A college man with a mining engineer's training, he should go high in the service. "He made the mistake of being too precipitate as a lover," concluded Wayland. "His forthright courtship repelled her." Continued in next week's Banner. Merchant Ships' Flags. The British mercantile tiag is known familiarly as the red ensign. Strtet ly speaking, no inland person has any right to fiy the red ensign ashore, the only flag permissible being the plain union jack, which tbe ordinary citizen often flies upside down. The red en sign has its official status from the edicts of two queens. Queen Anne In 1707 aud Queen Victoria in 1864. Tiie merchantmen of the colonies generally use the red ensign also, hut by permission of the admiralty may add the badge of the colony "in the fly." Some nations have s|>ecial mer can tile marine flags, but uot all. The United States flag, for instance, is the stars aud stripes for all occasions. The German mercantile flag of black, white and red dates only from 1867 and symbolizes tbe union between the Hoheuzollern black and white and the red aud white of the Hanseatic league The Russian mercantile flag, introduced by Peter the Great, was originally the Dutch flag, familiar to, him from his studies iu Holland, reversed. Later the arrangement of tbe three colors was varied.—London Globe. Our Mineral Wealth. The United States is not only the world's greatest producer of mineral wealth, but it possesses by far the greatest known reserve of any nation in most of the important minerals at so greatest known reserve any in most of the important minerals This is one of the things that has I made us great and which is destined to make us far greater as measured ] by world standards. Iu some instances, such as coal and oil and phosphate I rock and radium ore. the United States possesses more than all the other known deposits of the world, and the j only essential minerals of tbe first rank of which the United States ha> no known supply at all commensurate | with its ueeds are nitrates, potash salts, tin. nickel and platinum. But as it stands today no other nation in | the world so nearly approaches abso lute independence in respect to minerai I resources notwithstanding the vast | magnitude of our borne consumption. Review of Reviews. Why Some Women Look Dowdy. In the Woman's Home Companion Grace Margaret Gould, fashion editor of that publication, explains bow fash ions have to be applied differently to different individuals. A woman may be fashionably dressed and still look like a frump. Following is nn extract from what she has to say: "The new fashions, generally speak ing. each season attempt to give grace and beauty to women as a whole, but for each individual me there must be 1 discrimination. "Fashion favors a style for every body and everybody in style, but yet oue woman's style is another woman's dowdiuess. just as one man's meat is another man's poison. There Is dan ger therefore in following blindly the dictates of fashion, for what is attrac five for one woman tnay be ridiculous for another." Geography. There are- many little errors of geog raphy that are more or less prevalent A glance at the globe, for instance, cor reets the notion that France is Just about east of England. Nearly half of France lies, in fact, west of Dover Lisbon Is not only west of London, but is west of the eutire island of England and even west of Dublin. Even Mad-|| rid is west of London, it was not un til the Spanish war aud the Oregon's wonderful swing round the circle to join Admiral Sampson that this coun try came to see by the map that tbe whole continent of South America is east of New York. And not until Colo nel Goethals got to work did we un derstand that the Pacific end of the Panama canal Is east of the Atlantic end.—Topeka Capital. Beauty of Zambesi Falls. To realize fully the woudrous beauty of the Zambezi falls. Rhodesia, one must have time to linger aud watch the ever changing scene. The depths of the chasm below are veiled from sight by the rising columns of opales cent mist and above tbe yawning abyss the sun glints and sparkles, weaving the drops into a maguifleent rainbow. Three hundred feet below roars and boils the swirling flood as it emerges from tbe Boiling Pot. rushing on down the zigzag gorge between tow ering cliffs of rock, narrow, fierce and of unfathomable depth. — African World. Why Your Paper Was Discontinued With the first of 1908 there be came effective a ruling of the Postoffice Department which reg ulated the periods to be granted publishers in future in securing subscription renewals to their publications. This resulted from tbe many abuses of the past of the second-class mailing privilege. Of course, all must see the pro priety of the Government officials enforcing such regulations. There are three parties to a subscription —the publisher, the carrier and the reader. All have their un denied privileges. Since the ruling in question became effective (now more than seven years ago) the publisher of the Banner has devoted columns of space in an effort to make it plain to all. The following ex cepts from "The Postal Laws and Regulations Pertaining to the Second Class of Mail Matter" should make it clear why the pub lisher of a weekly newspaper can not grant credit on subscriptions for a term in excess of twelve months. The third paragraph of Section 436 reads: 3. A reasonable time wilt be allowed publishers to secure renewals of sub scriptions, but unless subscriptions are expressly renewed after the term for which they are paid, within the following periods: Dailies, within three months; Triweeklies, within six months; Semiweeklies, within nine months; Weeklies, withtn one year; Semimonthlies, within three months; Monthlies within four months; Bimonthlies, within six months; Quarterlies, within six months; they shall not be counted in the legitimate list of subscribers, and copies mailed on account thereof shall not be accepted for mailing at the second-class postage rate of one cent a pound, but may be mailed at the transient second-elsss postage rate of one cent for each four ounces or fraction thereof, prepaid by stamps affixed. The right of a publisher to extend credit for subscriptions to hia publication is not de nied or questioned, bnt his compliance or nied or questioned, bnt his compliance or noncompliance with this regulation will be taken into consideration in determin ing whether the publication is entitled to transmission at the second-class postage rates. Two paragraphs of Section 467 read as follows: Section 487. Postmasters should scru tinize mailings of publications entered at their offices as second-class matter to as certain whether the publishers are com plying with the law and these regulations. 2. Every postmaster having reason to believe that a publication passing in tbe mails as matter of the second-class is not entitled to the second-class mailing priv ileges, either by reason of the character of the publication itself or of irregular methods or practices pursued by the pub lisher, is expected to report the matter promptly, with any evidence or facts in bis possession tending to support such belief, to the Third Assistant Postmaster General. We had thought all along that the Banner's readers as a whole were familiar with the substance of the above, and were surprised to recently learn to the contrary. The management of the Banner positively treats all subscribe» alike. At present credit is being granted many and has never been refused any reputable person. When a subscription has not been renewed after a lapse of twelve months the name is dropped from the mailing list. These practices have, however, caused some confusion, and occa sionally contention on the part of the subscriber, so beginning with 1916 a cash-in-advance plan as regards subscriptions will become effective. It will be adhered to in the strictest sense. It occurs to us that that is the last resort, the real business-like plan, and one which will give none grounds for complaint Th« Fishing Banks. Newfoundland would he noth tag without that great submarine plateau known us tbe "banks." on which oil the fishing is done. At i small stttM within the edges of tbe greet honk that the cod loves so well the sea w quite smooth- It is usual for vessels fishing on the bank to inquire front those that have arrived from the open sea as to what sort of weather It M "abroad." __ Too Commercial. Bobbie — I saw you kissing sister again last night. Castleton- Well, let not going to pay you a quarter this time Ten cents is enough Bobby—» That's tbe tendency in these days, to cut out the middleman and let tbe goods go straight from the producer to the consumer without charge.— Ltte.