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Women in Business.
The pronouncement comes from Chi
cago that the "new woman" is dead,
commercially speaking: that prominent
employers of that city have declared
that they do not want women, and that
some have declared unequivocally that
they will hire no more women. Various
reasons are given fc' this policy, but
none that has not always existed and
will not always exist, asserts the In
dianapolhn News. We have heard so
much in recent years about the prog
ress of women in the business world,
their stuceess. their adaptibility, their
loyalty, their good habits and what not,
which made them superior to men, that
this announcement from our most
strenuous center of commerce comes
with a good deal of a shock. How
much force really lies behind it is doubt
ful. That women are now employed in
many places in preference to men is un
questionable, that they will continue to
be employed in such places is altogether
probable. Affairs of this kind with
women, as well as with men, have
reached the utilitarian basis. Where
work and women are not suited the
women must drop out. There is a sur
vival of the fittest. But the business
woman who can do her work well and
do it faithfully will probably not need to
fear for lack of occupation. In this re
spect her position is precisely that of a
man. The world's work is to be done
h."d those who can do it well will not
only be permitted to do it, but they
have a right to do it; and there is plenty
of work in the world for everybody
men and women; the only problem
that exists to-day, no matter what the
Chicagoans may say about the employ
ment or non-employment of women.
is the old one of bringing the right work
and the worker together. Probably the
"new woman" is not nervous, and we
do not think the news from Chicago will
seriously alarm her.
Cost of College Sports.
In order to place eleven young men of
Yale in the field against Princeton and
Harvard last autumn $26.996.06 was
spent, or more than $2,000 a head. To
fit eight youths to row against Harvard.
a test of 20 minutes, says a writer in
Outing, cost Yale $16,626.85, or $2,000
a head, not counting the coxswain.
This is boat racing at a cost of the best
part of a $1,000 a minute. The football
men were equipped with the greatest
.sibl c ___er shoes alone cost
j b, a bill for fogear w iwould
indicate to the raik outsider that a
team of centipedes were in training.
Uniforms and the armor of the football
warriors cost $3,735.52, or nearly a hun
dred dollars of each of the squad. Ho
tel bills and meals away from the train
ing-table cost the Yale treasury $5,.
860.42. Carriage hire involved an cut
lay of $794. The baseball squad required
$2,378.13 worth of merchandise and
sporting goods, or about $100 worth of
uniforms and shoes per man. Twenty
years ago Yale football cost $2,792.36,
and there were great elevens even in
those days. To-day this would not pay
for uniforms and other wearing gear.
Obedience in Schools.
Is there any reason why our schools
Ihould limit themselves simply to put
ting children through a certain course
of study? We think not, says the In
dianapolis News. In our opinion, if the
schools fail in discipline, if they fail in
developing a spirit of obedience, they
fail in discharging their most vital
unction and at .the most vital point.
Ind it seems to us that this failure is
one for which the schools may very
justly be held responsible. For the very
theory on which the state proceeds in
this matter of public education is that
through education the children will be
properly trained along the line of good
citizenship. But they cannot be good
itizens unless they learn to be obedient
,o law. In some way, therefore, the
ichools must inculcate this obedience.
What has become of the old-fashioned
Roman who sat up nights and waited
or her husband to come home from
he club? Call at the Atchison homes,
lays the Globe, of that city, where a
nan can afford to belong to a club, and
Pou will find him at home keeping up
he furnace fire, looking after the chil
iren and patiently waiting for his wife
3t come in. The women are crazy over
3chaafskopf and 500, and play until
midntght most nights out of the
week. At the house where the
.mine is going on the man of the house
gets the children into bed, hears their
prayers and gives them the last drink
f water, and goes quietly off to bed,
is any well-behaved husband should.
From a recently published statement
In a Philadelphia paper we learn that
the projected consolidation of Pitts
burg and Allegheny will create a mu
nicipality having a population of 451,
512, according to the census of 1900. The
consolidated city Will rank next to Bal
timore, which in the census year had
population of 98,9567. Greater Pitts.
burg will be the sixth in rank among
American municipalities. The order
in the census year are Greater New
York, Chicago, Philadelp ia, St. oulais
soato and Baltimore.
KEEP A STOUT HEART.
If 1fe's wal to @ark and rough
It develoJ all the stoughi
That misfortune cannot bleugh
JDon't despair anl weaken. though
S'en adverse r ir:;ds s-nm to h!ough;
Take things eas. rather s:ough;
If you feel no longer young,
If our lute is a~ urstroung
And the tender songs you sourng
0ive nr sign
That they sti:l can cheer your heart,
L* t by r-hance an e -o steart.
Then will sor, remembered peart
If a whisper onu haxe heard,
If diss.r:: ions a':Pe oeeeird.
Breathe no tainted thought or weard
To your friends.
L et no hight of scandal c:aim
1V:cor from your voice or naim.
Nor nnvr y re-proach and btaim
To ti, iends.
If mlsgivlrs s nmake you dntbt
Iife is wornh its :iving oubt
You sh'ohld daiy face abouhbt
Thren you n ay dlisern their cause,
Where you s:i..ht-,t fortune's :ause
That had proffered a:l it wause
Yours to diew.
Could religion guard man's soul.
Gild his name on heaven's scrout
And depopulate that houl
Love and justice then might reign,
Prove the ways of falsehood reign,
And hyprocrisy remeign
But for fules.
If you miss your dearest quest,
Or your troutbes give no ruest.
And you lose what you love buest,
True philosophy to learn
That each lesson harsh and stearn
Should engage ore's thought to team
By CAPTAIN BARRY GROVER
O F ALL the many different varieties
of sport in India, none can compare
with boar hunting--or "pig-sticking,"
as it is there more generally termed
for excitement, and that most alluring
of all elements of sport, a certain amount
of risk which all who participate know
hey will have to run.
I have had more than one dangerous
adventure with wild elephants, tigers and
bears. but I never have been in such
real peril as I was on the first occa
sion that I tried my hand at pig-stick
ing. Those who have never seen a
wild boar when brought to bay wound
ed, cannot possibly form any conception
of what a dangerous, vindictive and for
midable animal it is.
On one occasion, a party of three of
us started from Barrackpoor, a large
t Utarg :antasatSMIS4 palptthway
a.pig-sticking expedition., Twe were all
mounted on Arab steeds, which were
thoroughly trained to the sport, and
which had withstood many a charge
from an infuriated boar. This trip
had been planned some days previous
ly, and our servants and beaters had
been sent on ahead of us. When we
reached the rendezvous, a few miles out
of Barrackpoor, we found our com
rades anxiously awaiting our arrival,
with the intelligence of several wild
boars having been seen to enter a patch
of jungle about a mile distant from
where our camp was pitched.
We made all our preparations, looked
to the tightening of our saddle-girths,
and with our spears in hand we at once
set off, followed by our beaters.
They had hardly entered the patch of
jungle, and commenced to beat, when
out rushed a huge boar, one of the
largest we had ever seen. My horse was
young, and frantic with excitement, and
it was with difficulty that I could hold
him. But it was not the first time I
had ridden after boars, and at last I
managed to bring him into something
like control. My two companions. Ats
tin and Staples, were close behind me,
and we soon closed on the boar, with
such even advantage that it would have
been almost impossible to say who led.
For 200 or 300 yards we raced togeth
er, each with an eye on the boar,
but every now and then, glancing
at each other, the great object being
to secure "first spear"-that is, to be
the first to draw blood from the boar.
It is not always the first rider that
secures the first spear, though, of
tourse, the lead gives a great advan
tage, and for that reason there is al
ways a great struggle for it.
The boar was but a few lengths ahead
of us, showing evident signs that the
pace was beginning to tell upon him;
and just then I drew a little in advance
of my companions, and my gallant nag,
answering to the spurs, with my spear
extended far in front, I tried to stick
the boar. But at that very moment he
gave a sharp turn and my horse, dash
ing past, I lost my opportunity. Aus
tin, who was close behind, took advan
tage of the sudden turn, and wheeling
his horse round, met the boar, and suc
ceeded in touching him, calling out:
The boar now made another sharp
turn, and it was all that Staples could
do to avoid the charge of the maddened
brute, which now ran behind a low hedge
and hugged it so close as to render it
diflicult for us to get him out. Deter
mined that he should come out into the
epen,I came up alongsideof him and drove
my spur deep into his side as he made
a sudden half turn and tried to charge.
My horse swerved a little, and he be
haved nobly, and withdrawing my spear,
I was soon ready for action.
Wheeling around, I met Austin, who
had just received a charge from the
boar, and a slrious bt.adside collision
took place between us. Both of us were
shaken in our seats, and Austin's horse
nearly fell, bat we managed to pull our
selves and our nags toget4er, n4 the
attack was renwg4
By this time Staples, who had been in
the rear, and had not as yet joined in
the fray. came up. and together we
forced the boar down into the dry bed
of a nuliah, into which it plunged, and
tip the opptoste bank. We followed as
fast as the nature of the ground wotuid
allow us, and on reaching the beyd of
the stream anl looking ul). we ,aw
thebe-ar.with curled baci..erect bristles,
glaring eyes and champiug t usks. facing
us, evidently having mad. up his mind
not to budge a step further.
It was a very awkward position to as
sail, but a direct attack was unavoid,
able. Being the nearest. I made .i
dash at the steep bank, and the bo
met me before I could gain a footinop crn
the top. had not my horse bI.hal d
like a veteran, we must inevitaily ha;l\
come to grief. As it was, he I a'rly (
caped being ripih(d by the bho.r in l:is
Auistin and Staples. whose htorses by
this time were nearly wild with excite.
metnt, rushed ul thle ste.ep tog Ither.
MADE A FL HtlUtS 'tI.ti;.,:.
The boar was standing with the foam
flying from his jaws. on a piece of levei
ground, and after a few short trotting
steps charged Austin. but in doing so
passed directly across Staples' path,
giving him a splendid chance, which wat
not thrown away. He made a thrust
with his spear and struck the boar.
At the same moment Austin's spear
struck across his horse's chest, and to
avoid coming end on over the boar, he
had to force his nag to jump over it.
This, however, he did not succeed in
doing, and the next moment over they
went, horse and rider, and to our hor
ror we saw our friend lying on the
ground directly in front of the now en
raged and bleding boar. which at once
made a furious charge at him.
Had I not been in a measure prepared
and close by when this occurred, there
would have been but a very poor chance
dfor Austin; but, fortunately. I was just
is time to prevent any such
phe. Just as the boar had .got
within half a dozen feet of him, I drov
my spear deep into his side.
This was the gallant boar's last
charge. He reeled, sank to his knees.
rolled over, and gasping out his last
sobs, was gathered to his fathers.-N. Y.
FACTS ABOUT GRAPE FRUIT
The First Brought Into This Coun
try Was the Coarse-Grained
As estimable lady lately remarked
that fondness for the grape fruit re
quired a change of heart and a growth
of grace, both of which she had ex
perienced in fullest measure. The fact
remains, however, says the New York
Times, that without other therapeutic
value than would reside in any citrus
fruit washed down by a draught of
water from one of the absurd quashi
cups whicn were used a generation ago,
and which it was believed by the cred
ulous must be extremely beneficial be
cause they imparted "the bitter prin
ciple" to water held in them. and with
natural repugnance to any combina
tion of acidity and bitterness to over
come, most people like the grape fruit
very much and find it both agreeable
and refreshing for any one of the three
meals of the day. This is not an af
fectation, like an alleged preference
for brut wine; nor the toleration of
something invested with superstitious
value as a corrective of morbid condi
tions. The average person really likes
the grape fruit, and it has. come to
stay. To raise fine varigties should
become and perhaps is already much
more profitable than the growing of
fine oranges. Its possibilities are be
The first of its kind brought into this
country was the impossible shaddock
coarse-grained. pumpkin-colored, acrid,
bitter. tenacious of its rind, often juice.
less and generally a failure from the
point of view of the table for other
than decorative purposes. It was short.
lived as a commodity admitting of im.
portation. The grape fruit followed
tentatively and modestly, as if know
ing that it had the reversed prestige
of the shaddock to overcome. It was
admired with suspicion, tested, ace,*
ed and then welcomed as an invaluabi
addition to the luxuries of the table.
The market now eagerly absorbs at rel.
atively high prices all that can yhe
secured, mourns the off season when
only the reserve in cold storage is
available and welcomes the advance
couriers of each new crop almost as
enthusiastically as the first bale of
cotton is welcomed on the southern
Patron-Say, this strawberry short.
eake is the limit; but I'm going to eat it
if it kills me.
Waiter-That's what I call grit.
"Grit nothing. These strawberries
are full Of pebbles."--Cbicgao Dailn
WIZARDS IN FIGURES
MARVELOUS PERFORMANCES OF
,,en of Exfraordinary Ability in Men
tal Aritnmetic Who Creatcd
dreat Sensations in
FiIur(. wit:'nrls, lightning, calcula.
toIt'. r lwhi vt r oi vI rial- c'all 1. se
Trv('loI< ment· al calr nlators, I~".)In
Sno till] t' or ('n.t'y. Tilty s--ni ti
, tt.; 'tlltl s > x.' , L '1xr ' ,; -'; in at
g Iule ationl. Th, 'v ],a ,- a! a+ l : it.
ira ,et, at l - it. ll aThi ' I0 rin
)One of thy' 1 -ist r -iti 'i l *l- of ti rai
all. anys tilh PIiiladtilphia North Am. 'r
'an, \\"as .irld+ ith bI \ilf . who If ;IiFr
'-lsed in ith' (it lt t''nth c,'t'itury. anit
,vitil W` IIhom rF(cko'ltni: was positiVelV
a dlisease. for hl c'(lild not (, t(`
ch ircl With! l c ll-ainie it xar tly
low Itlant wordno - thn' - e rt i riOe.
sermon that he h('eard an)r to Itll the.
aiter liit it ni-t e "'lnlt hhow ,x.anv
words s ,er.' 'ttirn I I y each peit'if'r:t
(er. 1I'', woiuIhl st'ihle over a i]t t'l o
or thlreit times- in diffritent dir-'et-'.,ns
and then ri-(-lc n , l :,ntally howc' nliny
square' inches o( In lid thlere w ret-rt_ in it.
With the oibj,'ct of ti ritin, him. s,)one
slioptics ashlI himn hlcw pit na cu) ieal
eighths of an inl )I th''re are iti a
tiuatrian in r mass m- asit ilng 2.1 ,l .-i.
iS- yardl: t Ira< '. ' aris wt'lO
and 54.' yards thh t . alI aft, r a
very i rietif nialltal cal, -jlati >!! hei ga've
.in accuira-te -s ,er. At last h(I made
aim-nslf. as I:, sail. "'drunk with
rechkoningn.. ini.le 1m:ipon himself the
task of discovi ring how nmany grains
-.einht s erit t 1Rnit. o!` norh'i and
up.lk ._h1wr wvere ill 20)1 ,') Ii nlllo citlii
miles. and how many hairs one inch
long! For the s liut iton f this prob
1om he, first of all, actually- couinted
how man:; grains of each kind there
wver in an inch ctli'r' and how many
hairs of thi s-petifieit inch leng- h. andI
then he made the reuain(ler of the
calculation as usual. mentally.
George Parl;r lii(liler. who abollt
half a centlry ag., was an eminent
English civil engineer, had a won
terful reputation for his system of
mnental calculation. When he was a
little boy only six years old he used
to amuse himself by counting etp to
to a hundred. then to a thousanid and
next to a million, and by this means
he unconsciously train .d hi:tseif to
contemIplate the relations of hi.gh
numbers. Then he would lbuild ;p
marbles, shot and peas into pyramitds
and be able to tell exactly without
rounting how many went to the con
ctruction of each.
When he went to school lt did all
his mathematical sums mentally,
without any slate reckon' '..D
ýaF7 dner loys c
,itpied. and then, 'wifn at last he
went out into the professional, world
and became famous as an engineer,
it was his business sometimes to ap
pear before parliamentary committees
Ihat were sitting on contested rail
wav hills, and on such occasions he
would prove by a mental calculation
hat the figures of counsel were wrong
within a few seconds of their utter.
in nearly every case these figure
wizards have Chown their remarkable
talents as little children and without
any special advantages in the way
of parentage or training-usually the
reverse. Thus. in 1839. a little Sicil
ian named Vito Mangiamele, 11 years
old. son of a shepherd, astonished the
members of the Academy of Sciences
at Paris. before whom he appeared,
by the wonderful speed and accuracy
of his mental reckonings. In half a
minute he calculated for them the
cubic root of 3.796.416. and in three
minutes he extracted the tenth root
of 282,2 i5.249.
Then he was asked the question:
"What number has the following pro
portions, that if its cube is added to
five times its square, and then 42
times the number and the number 40
be subtracted from the result the re
mainder is equal to 0 or zero?" The
question was repeated to him a sec
ond time, so that he might properly
understand it, but while his interro
gator was repeating the last word the
boy replied: "The number is five."
Nearly 100 years ago also a young
American boy named Zera Colburn
created a sensation in London. He
was only eight years old at the time
and did not know a single one of the
ordinary rules of simple arithmetic.
Yet in a few seconds he answered cor
rectly such questions as these:
"What is the square root of 106,929?
What is the cube root of 268.336,125?
How many seconds are there in 48
years? When eight is raised to the
sixteenth power what is the result?"
He always gave the correct answers,
but he could never explain how he
came by them.
"Virgin Mary's Needle."
Close to the old Augvaldsnals church
on Karmeon island. Norway. and lean
itg towards it. is a stone pillar about 25
feet high called the "Virgin Mary's Nee
dle." Tradition holds that when the
pillar touches the church the world will
come to an end. The superstitious local
parson. whenever he imagines that its
point is getting nearer to the sacred
building, promptly mounts the pillar
and chisels a bit off the top so as to save
the world from an untimely end.
Good for the Monks.
Animals attend a church service in
Cuzco. Peru. Pigs, goats, cattle and
poultry are brought to be blessed by
their owners on All Souls' day. The
seats are removed, and the animals can
,rot about or lie down as they wish,
After the ceremony the live stock is for
mally given to the monks, who receive
.rtle other payment for their services,
FGLW FAMOUS ATHLETES '-' ABU i PE=RU NA
PI aO Spring Tonic to Get the
Syfte m Ie Gmood Shipes.
OO·o-oo X-o000o00-CFC)GC-ccoc o-oCEO0ooC)o- coo- - o Z -3,13or
"I advise ~i
all Athletes C)
Sabout to go 1
p in training
Sto trya ,-ýýý
hoisk of rye
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John Glenister, Champion Sximmer ard O'-y At.`:'te to Successfu :y
S'wm ThroLgh the Michigan Wh irlool RapiJs. C
~DC~C~C~cRVKI~aaý o) b a ooa o-a o o0oeoo oac o-o00-o 0 00 o aal
Renovates, Regulates, Restores a
System Depleted By Catarrh.
John W. Glenister. of Providence, R.
I., champion long di tance swimnl:ner of
America, has performed njotable feats
in this country and En~lan:. lie has
used l'eruna as a tonic and gives his
opinion of it in the folivwinr letter:
The Peruna Medicine Company,
Gentlemen-" This spring for the
first time I have taken tu,) bottles
of Peruna, and, as it has done me a
great deal of good. I feel as if I
ought to say a good word for its
",During the springtime for the
lastfew years, I have taken several
kinds of spring tonics, and have
never received any benefit what
ever. This year, through the ad
vice of a friend, I have tried Peruna
and it has given satisfaction.
,,I advise all athletes who are
about to go in training to try a bot
tle, for it certainly gets the system
In good shnpe." Yours truly,
AT''I. ETES rci17' ltlh imnr::n,
of kcep(ng in gii lbodil
Th'e diges'itin nmut he got:, t: -:r
culat in perfect, sleep regular ai.:
eno( g;i of it.
If the s!ir!:itest catarrhal condiit.' n of
lunt-s or st,4 na, h is allo% tIt to r,.l ,
neither di ,g ,i- i n nor sleep w. i, be
streng th-sutstainin g.
Those who lead very active lives,
like athletes, with good muscular de
velopment, find the spring months
Athletes everywhere praise Peruna
lbecause they, of all men, apprecinlo
the value tf a tonic that dispels plibvi
The vocation of some men may al
low them to endure the depressing
feelings Incident to spring weather,
but the athlete must never allow him.
self to get " under the weather."
He must keep in the "pink of condi
tion" all the time.
In order to do this he must avail
himself of a spring tonic upon which
he can rely.
Therefore athletes are especially
friendly toward Peruna.
Th" eFk;r t tep
TWICE AS MANY
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