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l,ait dar l.at,'t, Immigration Station 11,::I1a
lstet ear li Re fo ear ,tarn via Nret'.r
Ferry at Gretna.
LEAVE IGRET'NA- :50. 6 :30, 7 :10, 7 :50,
11:50 a. m.; 12:30, 1 :10, 1 :50, 2 :30,
3 :10, 3 :50, 4 :30, 5:10, 5 :50, 6:30,
7 :10, 7 :50, 8:30, 9:10, 9:50, 10:30,
11 :10, 11 :50 p. m.
Pass arinvey's Canal 7 minutes after thlear
ingnes and 4 minutes after the hour.reta.
anRech meville 15 minutes after learing
avretn. a (Jackson Avenue Ferry
LEAVE AMESVILLE -" :03, 6:45, 7:25,
and :05ng, 8along:45, 9:2, 10:0venue, 10:45
1Texas:25 a. cific.; 12 :0Southe 12:45, 1:2c ,
:pots to Fo h Street, thence along Fourth
6:05, 645, 7 :25 A :05, 8 :45, 9:25,
10:05, 10:45, 11:25 p. m.; 12:05
treetass arvey's Canal mcrinutes ater learvey'
Canal to Amesvlllle..
ternng overna 15 me routes ater leaving
Ferry at ar leaves Gretna for meslle
11at Car leaves Anmesville for Gretna
FREE STOPOVERS ALLOWED AT NEW
ORLAANS ON ALL RAILROAD AND
mrOU'RISTs AN OPlIORTUNITY TO SEE
LOUISVILLE AND NASIIVILLE.
LEAVE GRETNA-5:50 N. . Lm... 7:10, 7a.m.
8:30:00 p. .. . Asherle Limited .. 7 :50 a. .
1 :0 50 a. m...Wash. & N. Y. 1Mal.. 8:30p.m.
: 3p. :50... , 4ham Cnc:30 natl. 7 :05 a.m.6:30,
7 :... :50, 8:.Ahe 30vlle Epress10.. :30p.m.
4 :30 a. m.... J.ulisvllle & Cmn... 8 :30 p. m.
5 :15 p. m... ..poblle Acom.... :55 a. m.
S:0 a. ....Harvey's Canago Lmited.s aft.. 8:30 p. m.leav
9 :00 p. o. Pensl. & Jamicksonvte. 7 :5 a. in.
5:00 :25 a. m...ontomery Acom.. 7:0045, p. .
05e245, 3:2una).5 4:05, 4:45,0 a. 5:2m.
7:30 :05. .. . . unay Excur .. :05 p. :1 .
QUEEN & CRESCENT ROUTE.
(Terminal Station, Canal Street.)
7:30p.m....N Y. a Wash.... 9:10a.m.
:3g Ap.mesv...Clle. Asheville...:10.m
4ea:45p.ch Gretna. 15uls minutes afo.ter leav.in.
8:ast Car leav. & Ashetnville.. 8:for Ap.m
11:50a....erdla Accom... . :35 p. m.
4:4ves p.....erdlllen for Gretncal....
..Hattlesburg Local.. 8:10a.m.
7 :10 a. m. .Carrlere & Int. Pts. 7 20 p. m.
IIOLINOIS CENTRALROAD AN..
11:00a. m.. "Panama Limited," Chi
cago and St. Louls..... 5:00 p. m.
8:00a. m.""New Orleans Limited.
hicago, St. TICKET, FODINusville
and CinArrivenat. 8:55p.m.
S:10 p. m.. N.Fast Ma N. Chicago, St7:50 a. m.
Io ps,. Loulhevlle and Llm.. .10:50a. m.
S:0os.m... . N. Y.al Mail... :30 p.m.
::00 p. m..Northern Express... 9:10a.m.
5:40p.m...McComb Acecom... 8:35a.m.
:1:00 a. m.'The Mterry Widow".10:30 p. m.
Solthbound. "The Merry Widow" stops at
all stations between MComb asi New Or
YAZOO AND MIlSBSSIPPI VALLEY.
7:15a. m....INelta Express.... 6:20p.m.
2:55Ip.m..t. Rouge Fast Exp.12:30p. m.
4:15p. m..-Bayou Sara and Wood
v0Illa Passenger..• h .. 9:40 a. m.
11 :00 p. m. Northern Express. Vicks
burg. Mooroe, Shreveport and
Memphias ............... 8:10 a.m.
6 :45a. m.. .Texras Local, for Hous
ton and all stations llterme
11:30a.m... .lnset Express, for
Housltono, Austih, Fort Worth,
* Iiallas and other north Tex
as points .............. 6:45p.m.
11:30a.m..Sunset Express, for San
Antonio, Mexico, El Paso,
Arizons and Callifornia ... 6:45 p. m.
fayette and all stations in
termedia.te............ 11:40. n.
8:30 p. m.Texas Limited, for Hous
ton. Galveston. Austin, Waco,
Fort Worth, Dallas and other
north Texas points ...... 6:40 a. m.
11:45 p. m..Shset Mail, for Hous
ton. Galveston. Waco, Fort
Worth, Telas. and other north
Texas poilnta ...... ... 7:4 a. m.
11:45p.m..Bsauset Mail, for an
Antonio, Mexico. El Paso,
Aripona and California... 7:45. m.
TEXAS AND PACIFIC.
6:85 a. ... . Texas Express. 9 :40 p. .
4:s5 p.mn....Torras Local ....11:45a..
700p. m..Te Cannon Ball... 5:35 p. m.
(From Terminal Station)
11:45s p. m...... oston ...... :15 p. m.
LOUISIANA SOUTHERN RAILWAY
(N t Orleans, Texas and Meieo aL o L, -
(Station, St. Claude and Elysian PIelds) I
To Shell Beach and Plonate a a ache.
Sheell Beach loY.
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Lpavc Shell Beach
I .. Shell Beach ...... 7:40 am ' .(00 pm
4r. '.rdras ......... 20am 1; :40 pm
r. New Orlb'ans ...... o4 .. am 7 :" pm
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BY FERRERO IS UNIQUE.
Contrasts Old and New World In Clev
er Dialogue Based on Tour.
The literary sensation in Paris is the
publication of a philosophical novel on
America by Guglielmo Ferrero, the
irst installment of which appears in
the Revue des Deux Mondes. The
work, which is entitled "Entre Les
Deux Mondes," Is the first of its kind
ever attempted by Signor Ferrero,
whose literary activities have hitherto
been confined to historical writings.
Interest in the new book therefore l
extremely keen, especially as it is writ
ten throughout in dialogue form, ad
mittedly the most difficult style tc
adopt for a work of such scope. The
idea first occurred to Signor Ferrerc
when he returned from Buenos Aires
after a lecturing tour in 1906. At din
ner on the boat the discussion turned
on the civilization of the new world as
compared with that of the old. Signor
Ferrero's wife, who is very conserva
tive, took up the cudgels on behalf of
the dvilization of the old world, and
the conversation became keen and ani
Signor Ferrero was struck with the
possibilities of a book in which would
be opposed the two conceptions of life,
that which until the French revolution
dominated the world and that which
for the past century had tended to take
its place and which finds the highest
expression in the United States. He
also felt that the best manner of illus
trating the two conceptions would be
in the form of an after dinner dialogue
One of the characters in the book L'
drawn from real life. He is an engi
neer who after making a fortune in
Argentina returned to Europe at the
age of forty-five to devote himself tc
the refinements of the old world.
"He was a well balanced, refanec
character, independent, noble and sa
gaclous," says Signor Ferrero. "His
influence on me was very great. i'vt
made him the center of the discussion
on board ship, and he it is who sum.
up at the end."
Signor Ferrero began the work on hi.
return from the United States in 1909
when he paid a visit at President
Boosevelt's invitation, but the difieul
ties he found in representing living per
sons in philosophical form and in keep
ing the dlseussion vivacious retarded
"AUTOMOBILE FOOT" ARRIVES.
New Ailment Duo to Too Much Rid
ing and Not Enough Walking.
The "automobile foot" has developed
in St. Louis. The cause is the opposite
of that of the policeman's fat foot
which is caused by too much walking:
The cause of the automobile foot bi
too little walking But the effect I.
the same. Like the policeman's all
meat, lately described and discussed
by specialists,- it causes pains which
may be mistaken for those of rheu
Dr. Alexander Block. who is a fool
speialast, told a reporter that the mo
torear Is playing havoc with the ho
"When one becomes the owner of an
automobile," he said, "the Infatuation
for it Is so great that the autoist does
not walk enough to support the natural
weight of the body. Then, through
lack of exercise, surplus weight of the
body is taken on, and this extra weight
increases while the strength of the foot
A Woman In Morocco.
All the life of a woman in Morocco is
really passed behind the walls of its
prison-like houses. She sees nothing.
knows nothing, is wholly sank in ige
rance. She has no social life. no after
noon "at home." A writer says: "Most
e the ladles' calls are roof to roof vis.
itations, and very nimble they are at
gettag over the low partition walls.
even dragging a ladder up and down
with them it there are high ones to be
esed. The reason is that the roofs.
or rather terraces, are especially re
served for women folk. and men are
mot even allowed to go up except to do
rmepatrsa when the neighboring bouses
are duly warned."'
"I am beside myselt"
"I d.'t think muach of youer ide piart
her.,New Tort Prese
HOW PARCEL POST
Years of Service Prove the
System a Great Success
A REPORT by Harry J. Staley in
tihe New York Evening P'ost on
the parcel post in England and
Franc'e is as follows:
The Blritishi and French postail an
thoritles are watching the installation
of parcel post in the United States \il h
great interest. With them it has Icel
a n:matter of slow growth. and they ;ar
amazed at tie audacious undert:litll
which contemplates the establilinelnt
of a parcel Ist on 2Z5.0(n) miles of raii
way, not to mention rural routes, st::r
routes and ste:amllship lines with only?
five 1months (of prep aration and an ini
significant initial applroplriation of onll
For putrposes of comnparisons sle
facts and figures on the ltritislh p:rce;
post oblltainledl tllroul the courtesy of
W. C. C. Kirkwvood, in chl:rce of the
railway mall service of Great Britain
may be of interest to Americans.
It was In 1s 2 that England through
an act of nparlialment tirst began to re
ceive the benetits of a parcel post sys
tem. This came about as the result of
a postal conference held in Paris in
1SS0. but it was not until 1583 that the
Inland and international parcel post
were linked together.
At this time an arrangement with
the "railway clearing house" of Eng
land was entered into by the British
postoffice, under which the various rail
way companies were to receive eleven
twentieths of the postage collected
upon all parcels carried by the rail
A maximum of seven pounds In
weight and three and a half feet in
length was allowed. The rates of post
age on this class of mail were fixed at
6 cents for parcels not exceeding one
pound, ranging upward to 24 cents for
Was Instantly Successful.
The success of the British parcel
post was instantaneous. For the first
nine months of what was then an ex
periment in postal service a total of
14,000,000 parcels of various weights
were carried, and in the year 1884-5 the
number reached nearly 23,000,000.
From 1885 England began extending
this service to her colonies and at the
same time increasing the number of
foreign countries with which parcel
post arrangements were made, the
rates of postage being governed by the
expense attending their conveyance
and the number of countries through
which they passed. This was the con
dition twenty-seven years ago.
Since then a process of gradual re
duction in postage rates as well as an
increase In the maximum weight al
lowed has gone on until today a parcel
weighing eleven pounds may be sent
by mall to any part of the British isles
for 22 cents.
The benefits of the parcel post may
be gauged by its growth. From 23,000.
000 parcels in 1884-5, the average num
ber of parcels now passing through
the inland post of the United Kingdom
reaches 100,436.000. In addition, 1,514.
000 foreign and colonial parcels were
delivered in the United Kingdom last
year, and a total of 2,731,000 foreign
and colonial packages were dispatched
from the United Kingdom. making a
grand total of 113.681,000( pieces.
So great has been the growth of what
might be termed the suburban service
that in 1898 the English government
established a system of motor vans be
tween London and all provincial towns
where a saving over the railway serv
ice could be effected.
Negotiate With United States.
For many years negotiations were
conducted between Great Britain and
the United States looking toward the
establishment of a parcel post between
these countries, but it was not until
1905 that an agreement was reached
The service was at first subjected to
serious limitations, as parcels coull
not exceed four pounds six ounces in
The United States being anable to
agree to the system of accounting and
Insurance in effect with other countries.
England found it necessary to main
tain a semiofficial service through the
American Express company, which pro
vided facilities for the dispatch of par
cels up to eleven pounds. Notwith
standing its limitations, the offiBcial par
eel post worked smoothly from the out
I set. The postage, fixed at 48 cents per
parcel, compared favorably with the
charges by the semiofficidal service.
which were (includlng 48 cents per par
eel for noniostal charges):
On parcels for New York city. Jersey
City, Brooklyn and Boboken three
pounds for 72 cents up to eleven pounds
for $1.20. for all other parts of the
United States 90 cents and $L14 respec
tlvely. Parenthetically it might be said
that the small charge by the express
company in this case furnished the ad
vocates of lower expness rates, as wel
as of an American parcel post, much
ammunition during the last session ot
congres, and it is probable that when
the American parcel post is established
this business will be diverted to it from
the express company.
Through the competition of the offl
cal service the American Express com
pany reduced its charges in 1907 from
2 shillings to 1 shilling nonpostal
The active princil,;e of capsicum, or
fed pepper, is a volatile oil known as
capsicine. It is so exceedingly acrid
that a quarter of a grain exposed to
the air in a room will diffuse itself
throughout the apartment and cause
all present to cough and saeese as
though the pepper had been taken into
the month or nostrils.
The Boss Abroad.
"You didn't go alread this yerl"
"No; It was the cook's turn this
Ume."-St. Loui l'ost-I)ispstch.
By THOMAS R. DEAN
I was riding on the U nionu 't:!i
railroad, and the train was 1,a--i..
over an elevated portion of tllhe ro;dl in
the Rocky miountaini. The ,paever
were all looking out through the car
windows at the awful heights and
depths. Far below my eye caught a
macadamized road that did it .tet'ill
to be much used and was falliul: out of
"The old stage ro:id.'" said a c:t e
man beside me who noticed tile l;iti;i:
at it. lie was a very uold mrtan nith
hair as white as snloW. There w:
something in the confident way lie
spoke of the road, a drea:lmy, far a;ay
look, as he glazed at it himself that
arrested my a:tten-ltion.
"How do yout knotw :" I asked.
"Itecaultle wthen I wa' :a ~ try voting
man;i." he replied, "I wenIt over it. :atln
an eli'.-cloe that occurred e:i'ed mel teo
reiet' t ter it. 'hat's te l 'Powde-r li e-rit
bend r ther the. It'retlty soon '!
pass I tcad 'Iano's turn.
"The ride I refer toi wa:s when the
st:ageach'tt was the only Ilntlhe dl of
travel in tlhe'e ' parts, atnd the driter
was as illiportan h lt it thIen tl s lit
c:lptain of :in a i'"tn liner, is now. i-u
al'y the tman at tlie rein . was a: 'ple
did spe'vciten. le had full control ,of
hia horses and always kept his lIhead n
matter what happleened. wit onl this
occa:silen-Just abolt fifty yvear :ts it
is e now-t cpersotn driving us was a
different kind of a fellow. I wavm on
top, and several other pas:seingers, east
ern tourists, who were anxious to set'
the scenery were outside too. There
was one man who didn't seenm to be
long among tile reit of us, but rather
to the country. lie was a very quiet
man, who minded his own business.
didn't bother the driver with questions
about the peaks and the canyons and
the cuts around the mountain sides, but
sat chewing on a quid of tobacco as
though the heights and the depths were
nothing compared to It.
"We were making one of those turns
where the road is cut around a moun
tain side when, looking down at the
wheels on the outside, we all saw that
the hind one had gone within a foot
of the edge. One of the gentlemen re
monstrated with the driver, and it
made him very ugly. lie said it wasn't
customary for passengers to interfere
with stage drivers. He knew his
business and would listen to 'no sug
gestions from no man.'
"After this, instead of driving care
fully when we came to dangerous
parts of the road, he would whip up
his horses and go round in a hurry.
Every time he did this the rest of us
would hold on to our seats like grim
death, expecting to be dashed over
the precipice. On one occasion the
outside hind wheel did go over, but
the driver lashed his horses and pulled
it up on the road again.
"There was but one man who didn't
seem to be ruffled at this kind of driv
ing-that was the silent man I was
speaking of. He sat silent in his seat
and 'chawedl on.' Some of the passen
gers noticing that he appeared to be a
man of the west asked him if nothing
could be done to induce the driver to
mend his ways.
"'Y' needn't do no more skylarkin,'
the westerner said to the driver, 'han
dle them ribbons more keerful.'
"The driver looked around to see
who was again interfering. and seeing
a quiet looking man flushed angrily
stage drivers can do on the road, but
these ladies and gents ain't used to it;
it skeers 'ema.'
"'Well, I'm responsible to the line
for my drivin' and not to you or any
one else. I'll handle the team as I
"The westerner made no reply to
this, and we, who had gathered a hope
that he might put a stop to the reek
lessness, felt a disappointment, He
didn't seem to be offended or Irritated
with the driver. lie just 'chawed on'
and seemed inclined to let the driver do
as he liked. But presently we ap
proached Dead Man's turn, called so
from a coach having gone down over
the precipice-there it is across the can
yon. The driver whipped up his himrses
and was getting on a big spurt when he
felt something cold pressing agaiust
the back of his neck. He must have
known that it was the muzzle of a re
volver, for he didn't turn his head to
"'Slow up,' said the westerner, who
was holding the pistol.
"The driver slowed up; then at the
westerner's further command came to
a full stop.
"'Hitch the reins on to the brake,'
was the next order, and the driver
obeyed. Do you see that tree growing
over the precipice on this side of the
bend? Well, the westerner forced the
driver at the point of his revolver to
climb out on to the farthest branch
of that tree. He was white as a sheet
and clung to the branch with the clutch
of a eat. At one time I surely thought
he would go down. I had to look
away, and 'the rest of the party did the
" 'Do you think you kin drive keerful
the rest o' the way?' asked h the tor
"'Well, come in and try It.'
"We had no more trouble after that.
But we were surprised to learn after
ward that we were indebted to the
most notorious desperado of that re
gion. The sheriff was then on his trall
with a large poise."
The tides are nothing but very long
waves, and the manner in which they
run around the earth without the water
being obliged to move very far may be
Illustrated by laying a piece of rope on
the floor and making waves run along
It from end to end. The waves go all
the way, but the rope lies tI the same
place all the time.
Peser Cmelati .
We like to know the weakness of
emlent men. It consoles as for our
ow Ifesrity.-Madae de Lambert
AND IN FRANCE
Public of Two Nations Get
Low Rates and Fast
charces. in 191,S the limit of Wwi hht
was ral!sed froml four Ipounds si outI (
to elevetn pinds in bth liet iio'n<. au;,
the rate of postage (ullicial) 11:as I l,
For all parts of the Uiilted States:
['p to three poinllIsd, Is. Gil.
'three to sevenl itor lst , "' . Gtd.
Seven to Ilille pioutll ds. :. .;d.
Nilne to eleven pounds. 4s. (;d.
After this thgiiian e ill te ir:lran ll!entnt
the parceit l post Itu-iness incre:-ed i . "it
40 li per cent. ailtd ttre :Ire now Ilt .
1:, illt par,'til rtcei td ' rou t ii t':.e :
ed c ltte :t l aboulillt the sautie 11:IIm11,!
sent tht'- a:il alll '.
Parcel Post In France.
W hile on th1e s i j ct of par'cel pl.,t I
ia slay th lait the -it :t iln in Fta i -
(iuite dilffelelt. i lly a miiXillm a
0 i) rrllll i : tl titllt n' I nllti ) is . i!'lr
throl'l h the po tail d t'l l' etl' t '' !';
ages of greatir t ei"hit, ll) to t nil
pounlldi , art h:indleil entiirely , y t..
irailroad i and to nlot ipas: throullil: I.
li:iis of the .postil I , llli ils at till. f
tile eoll'ctit s an de il livteries teliL I''i
fornlltl ltv the railriioad etlmployeel.l .
tax of 14 centimies (t2 cents) is puit on
all such I:itter by the lpstotlee.
The volnume of mail matter haindh.l1
by the French postal departmelint
while muitch smaller than that in tlhe
United States. Is yet etnormous. 1:
1i11 It amounted to a total of 3.412.
050.(00 pieces, classified as follows
Letters. I.503.500,000; newspapers and
other printed matter, 838,500,000; par
eels not exceeding 500 grams. 71,15t).
The last investigation of the French
railway mail service by an America:l
was in 1898 by V. J. Bradley, then sio
perintendent of the United States rail
way mail service of New York city. I
found Mr. Bradley well and pleasantlt
remembered by both the British and
French officials, who took pleasure ll
pointing out the growth of their serv
ices since his visit
M. Ferriere, chief of the bureau of
transportation, ministre des posts and
telegraphs, pointed out that there are
now 176 traveling postoffices against
100 in 1898, arranged in eight dlvi
sions. Ills bureau now employs 3.3t4:
railway postal clerks and 2,995 mes
sengers: total, 6,391. as compared with
2.039 clerks and 813 messengers; total
2,852, in 1898.
In that year there were but twio
types of postal cars, one twenty-two
feet and the other twenty-three feet
six inches; total number of cars, 46i;
Today there are sixteen types of Iots
tal carriages, varying in length from
6.1 meters (about twenty feet) to eight
een meters (about sixty feet), aml
there are in daily use 681 carriages
an increase of 213. 1 am informed
that there are now in construction cars
seventy-flve feet in length, but these
will probably not be placed in service
for a year or more.
These cars will exceed anything it,
the mail service in the United States
A total of about 103.178 kilometers
(about 70.000 miles) is covered by the
French railway mail service daily. It
is true these tigures are comparatively
lnsignificant in comparison with the
5.28i3 postal cars in use in the United
States, but it must be remembered
that the longest mail run in France
and Englanld is only 400 miles aitl
that either could be tucked away In a
corner of the United States.
SAYS ONIONS PREVENT ILLS.
Dr. Mary Walker Declares Odorous
Vegetable Chases Disease.
The use of plenty of onions will drive
among other things, contagious disease
out of any city, Dr. Mary Walker, the
noted woman physician, recently de
clared. Here are Dr. Walker's diree
tions for the use of onions:
"Eat plenty of them-stewed, boiled
fried or raw.
"Keep the fumes of onions continual
ly permeating the atmosphere.
"Spread onions in the alleys, on the
lawn and any other place where it
might appear they would do good."
Dr. Walker said onions were partic
alarly effective against smallpox. The
use of the vegetable in two cities at
least has proved her contention to be
correct, she asserted.
"Madrid was one of the affected
cities," she said. "Some even had
made this statement before the onions
were used that the city would be de
populated by smallpox. The minister
plenipotentiary assured me that the
spread of the disease had been halted
by the use of onions. They also were
used in other cities."
8kipped Jail to Liok Enemy.
Dan Briggs, whose escape from the
chain gang at Asheville, N. 0., put the
sheriff's force to bunting him, walked
Into police headquarters and surrender
ed Briggs had not removed the
shackles from bis legs, and when asked
why he returned he said he wanted to
serve his sentence and had simply tak
en leave of absence to whip a man who
had been talking about him. The man
who was whipped could not be located
by the police, but Brlggs assured them
that the Job had beena done welL
Alf tselecting very gaudy tie)--I rath.
er fancy this one-or do you think it
kills the face?
Shopman-Not yours. sir. Your face
has so much character you'd be per
fectly sael-London Punch.
"It Is a great mistake, Mabel, to
trlne with the affections of a man who
loves you by encouraging some one
"Well, be's a little slow, auntie. 1
think he needs a paeemaker."
In An Emergency - Telephone
THE TELEPHONE is the first to summon aid in a-::
dent or emergency. It is invaluable at the time when as,-;s
ance is needed at once. Your first thought should be "TCL
In every-day life, emergencies may arise that de~::-:i
quick and effective action. With a telephone in your honre :
are prepared to send for assistance by the quickest route.
Doctor, druggist, police, fireman-all are within in-
reach by telephone. In fact, nearly everyone whom you v..
to reach quickly should have a telephone.
THE TELEPHONE HAS ALMOST COUNT
LESS USES IN "EMERGENCY VALUE."
p and Telegraph Co,, Inc.
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UNDERTAKER AND EMBALMER
Phone, Algiers 29. No. 222 Morgan Street
Move Into a Wired House
When looking for a house with all modern improvements, see
that it's wired for electric light-it is as essential as the plumb
A House Wired for
affords conveniences and comforts not obtainable otherwise
electric light, electric heating and cooking, the use of electric "
fans and other things electrical. All useful, labor saving and
If the house you like is not wired, ask the landlord to have
it wired-he will do it without fuss or bother to you, and at
moderate cost to him.
Algiers Railway & Lighting Co.
C. E. A. CARR, General Manager.
CHAS. W. FORD, General Superintendent.
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