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Wronght Iron Fences which
-**'p to brIaK or istone foautdatiut,
and n kin-is ofr Ornamnttal Iron work
16r niltldings,uch as Coluantns,
Vora uinah.Crestinga.,Fin
ial s, Weather Vanes.
Amierican ud Itallnii
fN.. c
' We guarasnt to sell uarble chape,
L thin any otle rmiti. Oet our prices b!
rt Ii ling. ,rt ersby utnail prnompt ly
ut1.ndeti to.
J. Il I)OWN5, Mannger,
" A~areveprt, La.
lUa permanently located in Homer noil
rraspect fully aolicita the putronaged tho
Itlttiic. It Otlice tip stairs, over the old
tUnardian oIYc".
-D rz0 NTIS TT
'I oiEIt, LA.
Oflire Houra-Q a. in. to 12 mn, and 2 p.
tut.u& P" Ut.
r K$' Ofcle over U(. (. Gil's store.
' 1?. P. WEB B,
an1d 1 otri'y Public,
an ReE1a Estate Agent.
SInsrnp utlcn4 i readlrtateofev
(dºýMripti jil so rtprcwnt Thu
V Fir srnnee Agency
SthL coullectiun
> Practicing Th~I~i
' Justiceof thePeace Ward
4Otlce fl:,t side eldnr ~wor othA MeCtr
'i4e brick corner-rear uf J. E. 11oore's
law office, lIotmd, IJJ
*. N. Busa, N. D. A.Jl GYAns, M.D
ysicians and Surgeons,
Wiuly tendtr thlfr services to
people of Hoenn'r amtol ebty. Will
S nc coajointaly wi6thut ebtri
J. B. .MOOUE, .
T1O ,E'V-4?' LAW,
Wl i ri¶seties in the
so srla Unicua and
2. ;·.MO R.Tj
Pr.ice $1. Official Tour.al of Zlaiorrie 'rarish .'r
Ii ---._ - -__ _ __ _ _ _
lLargest Retail Establishin ent in North
Dry Goods, C1othin, Furnishin
Boots, Shoes and Hats.
headquarters for Ladies' Misses Mild Children's
Underwear, samples of same mailed on applica
Orlaers in all depairtmnnts will recrive prompt andl careful attentilon. When
Visitf i g our city we wouldl h ilieaield to hivc you call and t nku a look through
I our nuuenue ecstablilshment, Nos. 2O and 222 Texas Street, SIIHREVE
First Rouse South of Depot, Arcadia, Louisiana.
LOWEST prices given on Goods. Don't forget to call on me when you come to'
Araudlin. I will muake it to your intcreut.
I hIighlmut prices paid for Cotton »nad all kinds of Country Produce,
andl. the LOWEST pricees given on good.4. Don't fotrgeL to call on me when
you cJno to Arcadia. I will umn e it t.r your i:tcrest.
The LONG0 and SHORT of It i that Economical People will Always go to
- J. A.W1TTER-
iskey in bond at the lowest
nd better Liquors than has
competition in qmulity and
-: ;.-_ DEALERS IN
Nos. 8, 10 and 12 Spring Street,
Manufacturer's Agent For
al Plantation 'Supplies
Brown Celltot ains, Allvm's Cotton Presses,
Amea Engite, Coleman'. Mills,
Victor aen,.. 31 1, 8trasb Mills,
Ascrp Pflree, Coleman'. Pressue,
R. . masmcted.Palat, Coos Evaporortor
Jones Wageo beries. GReat Western C(ae Mills
FaU Line of Blacksmith and Ca nter's Tools.
·rp Wago Wagon Work Nall, Heavy Sbe.f and Builder's Hardware, Catlery, Imp
P'ip. sad lttsjug*, Engineer's Stzppliu., Bolting, Gam Packing,
Gordage, Barb Wire, &o, &oe
I0 S
gi'rg OE
3pQ:A·D LJOtfS
a-l~i s:·~
A Queer Island in Southern Louisiana
and Its Marveloas Salt Mine.
Apparently without cause there
rises out of the marsh lands bor
I dering the gulf of Mexico, west of
the Mississippi river, a cluster of
r hills, forming what is known as
Petite Anse Isle. It is the only
high land to be found in die south
ern phrt of Louisiana, and it will
always remain a wonder that such
San elevation should appear in so
.unexpected a place. To realize
that it is an island is hard until
~ one tries to approach it, and then,
' especially if the wind is in the
right dieetion, tofloodl the marsh
es with gulf water, you will think
it the islandest island you ever
saw. There is but one way of
reaching it, and that is by a dis
located plank road, some parts of
which are buried in the mud while
in places planks linger patiently
about fluctuating with the tide.
It is an exceedingly pleasant sen
sation which one expl;eriences when
the 'nigh" horse all but disap
pealrs, in some unforecep aligator
"wallow," eseciallay as the road is
narirow and a deep canal flanking
either sidle wails to receive those
unable to keep the straight and
narrow way.
Not content wvith the absurdity
of its ilation, Petite Anse is ;von
dlerful in its composition. Dig
down anywhere twenty-seven or
i thirty feet and you will strike
white salt, 99. per cent. pure, the
purest found on the face of the
globe. Dig down two hundred
feet and you will still find salt,
and when you have dug thus far
'you will know as much about the
extent of this big salt rock as any
ape. Possiblylt extends two hun
dred feet deeper, but no one knows.
Twenty-five years ago Deacon
Keller, as honest an old darkey as
ever served a -master faithfully,
was sent down into an oldl..well to
clean it out, and in so doing struck
hias saideag isT :ock, whi&c.
proved to be salt. To-day the Av
cry brothers, owners of the Petite
Anse Island, receive a royalty of
fronm $60 to $100 a day from 'the
New Iberia Salt Mine Company,
and Deacon Keller is "At yo' sar
vices, sah. I'se a po' ole man,
but I'm trabbling de road to Zion
mighty libely."
The main shaft to the mine is
190 feet deep, radiating from
which are several immense canv
erns varying in height from 10 to
60 feet, grottoes with solid roof
and walls. Do not expect the
walls to sparkle. The miners'
lamps have smoked until a scrf
has formed which shuts in the
glittering salt. Only where a blast
has been made recently does it
look pure. It is a mine that can
be visited in a very short time
satisfactorily, there be a little va
riety to the salt, and nothing to
watch but the minei's working
with drill and pick by the light of
th4 little lamps they wear in their
caps, or the lights which twinkle
in the distance, or g. flitting by
in a stectral manner. Altbough
the guide assures you that the
roof is sufficiently thick to pre
rent its caving, and that, even
should it- fail, you will be well pre-
served, it seems good to be shot
up the shaft in the elevator to the
pure air. A conglomeration of
buildings of' well-assorted sizes
and shapes, most of them filled
with an endless variety of wheels
and chains and belts and pulleys,
constitute the mills. The'salt is
first hoisted to the top of a high
tower from whbce, it goes down
through a series of crushers and
sifters, finally to be bagged up on
the main floor aind loaded into the
cars. Buildings and workmen are
well seasoned, cloudsl of fee salt
filling the air land giving every
'thing a hopryjr apperance; and ev
en outside tihe mJl clouds of salt
1ll the air, killigpr stunting reg
etation inthe imsediate neighbor
if od.-Oesrt: iayigga (Rpae,.)
Evety penetaent tatte of maind
Is IAZ i~tl7 :h o-.4;t
Poverty often (leprives a man of
all spirit and virtue. It is hard
ia for an empty l:g to stand up*
e One man is spending all the
r- I money he can earn in taking a girl
tf to the theatre and sending her
>f flowers, in the hope that he may
Is evenitrally make her his wife, and
y his neighbor is spending all the
i- gold le has saved to get a di
11 vorce.
o A Hint to I)Dairymen.
e A Wisconsin dairyman reports
i his experience in this way: When
1' the keeping of his cows cost him
$20 a year each, he mnade no profit
on them. lie increased the cost
of feedwg to $25 a year and made
a profit of $13 71 each. Inereas
ing the cost still further to $33
Sper year, hie netted $14 33 profit on
each cow, and last year, the feed
costing $43 each, the profit was
$534 30; the profitincreainig much
more rapidly than the increase in
the exlpense. This remarkable in
crease he does not attribute whol
ly to feed, as better care and bet
r ter knowledge of the business had
Ssomething to do with it, but the
Sfoundation was better feeding.
e Thelre is food for thought in the
Sfigures given above, and the re
sult warrants experiments with
Y which danries are not now pnaying
as theyshould.--Ani-ccan Stock
C The "Prominent Citizen."
SWhen individuals and masses of
a community find theltselves day
' after day and year after year face
to face with a fellow citizen who
C is doing nothing, has never done
lanything and never propses (10
- ing anything except to stand a
round in an eloquently impressive
Sly style, they naturnially go to work
to utilize him. Sometimes they
'make him the chairman, president
or secretary of varlions olrganiza
tions, and again they make a kind
oistitor K eire of him, working
- hima into matters'o< '^"o<ial or p0
e litical nature. In the course s
f time he becomes a necessity, alnd
whenever anything is to be done
'it is generally given up that the
case is hopeless unless the promi
'nent citizen can be secured. Age
1 deals gently with this popular fa-,
vorite and the younger generation 1
3gradulally 'come to look upon him
as a man who could have climbed I
Sthe dizziest heights of fame, but ¶
whose modesty and public spirit
led him tb voluntarily turn over
all the prizes of Ilife to his fiiends.
-Atlanta Constitution.
! Laughing Gas instead ~of Ice.
t One bright May day of last year
South Side man took a jumping
5 toothache to a dentist's. After the
pain was relieved he spent an
h bour in looking around among the
curious and ingenuious instru
F ments. Particularly was he in- 1
r terested in the arrangement for ad
! ministering the nitrouisexide, or
* "laughlnag gas," as it is more pop
ulturly called. He noticed the for
3 mation of ice particles caused by
the intense cold pro!duceb by the
I evaporation of the gas, and it re
called the almost forgotten physics
of his high school days.
He thpught about the matter
r and then invested $4 in an iron
I cylinder containing ?00 gallons of
I the gas-in condenesed form, of
I course. Taking this home; he
, cleaned up' his old ice box of .t-e
I summer before and built up the
I gas cylinder underneath. He
I made connection with the ice box
I through a short copper pipe and
I regulated the supply with a stop
cock. Then he provided for a free
circulation of gas through the
box, and with a gimblet bored a
couple of escape holes. Then he
- tas ready to test its efficiency. A
I box of strawberries left there over
- night was found next morning fro
- zen solid;. Then he gave his stop
J. cock a twist and diminished the
supply. That was better, and in
a few days the refrigerator was in
I. good working order. It was neat,
.. lewa , and needed little attentlon,
~ sti it4s - mt s jrs e eatonerthird the
siie that had beea used
,I ('tiltle lit t~ni:: zrnýb.lg to~gf S.t ý,tgt i'y
'Tlhere was, however, nlw:avs n
c.lent (Of mvstetrv altL.)it tlhese
Iherds o e:tlctle. There w4e times
C wýhen the gentlest oldi family cow
rI Iccnme frigtfu1. So i etimes,
' when lying under a little tree, my
F horse feedinu at my side, I would
d hear a wil( savage roar, a IlonZ
c driawn, powei ful, r:ucous nole.
1 ending with .n upward bnrst, in
stantly to be followed by ot liher
and fiereer roars. I spring into
the snddle, for I Iknow what that
means. Some restless 'ranging
s -
steer has found a trace of blood.
n Looking out on tho praliie, I ice
the herd running swiftly toward
ithe solitary warrior, who, with
nose held to the ground, witlh open
mouth and cuiling tongue,. is vtic
3 ing the roused savagery within
Thec whole herd is transf(irmed
s from a lazily feeding and sle\cping
h company of ows to a dLrove of
infuriated bufh lo, rushing and
crowding, roaring - andl bavlin -,
fighting, struggling in a thick
mas toward andl around a comn
1 mon centuc. 'They paw the dust
or Loss flakcs of the sod in the air;
eyes roll in white furyl', feet tram
ple, anld troughout all that thrill
ing, fright'ul, hair uplifting bawl
Sing roar, never heard at other
times, is emitted by old and young
till you ilnaginc yourself in the
midst of a den of mad lions. Any
one who has seen this most marv
elous return to savagery or hcard
that sound can nlever forgct it or
. confuse it with any other sight or
sound. At such times we kept
aloof, even when well minounted,
e till their rage was over. I have
seen a similar return to the say
n e state It swine, when, in re
sponse to the grunting roar of a
damn answeriug the squeal of a lit
tie pig, 'the whole herd of lazy
Sporkers would flyS at their feeder.
ready to tear him to pricces.-IHam
t lin Garland in Amcricaa Mlaga
"Be a Good Man Papa."
f Leaving home this morning for
I t h leice, we kissed our little four
' year old gond-by, a'ing to ailni,
c "Be a good boy to-daty." He solhe
- what surprised us by replying, "I
c will. Be a good man, papa." Sure
enough, we thought. We need
I the exhortation more than he.
1 And who could give it more effect
I irely than tIAs guileless jirattler?
t The words of the little preacher I
t have been ringang in our eat's all t
r day, and whether we wrote letters
1or editorials, paciled an irate cor- 1
respondent whos'effusion we could t
not publish,'or pruned down too i
lengthy a report, we seem to hear 1
the sweet child-voice saying, "Be
a good man, paps." If theexhor
tation bad been given by Paul or '
Peter, would it have had mor-c I
1 force than coming from this little I
apostle of innocence? We think c
not, at least to our. Oh, het
many little children, if not in I
words, yet by the helpfulness of C
their lives and the trustfulness of I
their little hearts, are plending 1
most oloqnently, "Papa, be a good
man!" May their tender admoni- t
tion be blessed of God to the res
ouing of many precious souls from I
the reck and ruin of sinful lives!
-The Christian.
1 In the average community there
h is .a marked lack of the individu
f ality which lies in the courage of
a personal conviction. MIany men
e know anm tbink better than they 1
e act or perform. A few men are
SIpermitted to do the thihking for
' the community. Many a man en
1 dowed with honest convictions,
with enterprising convictions, with
e benevolent convictions, yet lacks
B the uerye, the moral stamina, to
t stand up and assert himself, or to 1
e aet in accordance with theiou
lthoughts, degenerate into mere
r maohines, to be manipulated by
- theopore couvageous and perhaps
- the liioie selflsh.-Atlanta Consti
e fdtiofl,
D The man who sits down and
B, waits to be appreciated will ind
i, himself. among uncalled-for bag
* gage after the limited express
triist has gone by - IWhitehall
% any-Ee jt~6uong
Up £Lars~.
UI h e a r i ýte p u p o n t l;'e t o o r ,
I htiiir a kioehing at no co i,
( i ri ! t hin i iC i 1is l
W i:h i athis sewring here to dti,
Atn not a soul t hite i te through;
I hope it is not c" jopi..,.y.
I thought I herd :t bIi t ehyy,
I do bieieve its .s. Iligh,
I wvsh she \Vis in Frane;
She tail.'. o Much, :ii+l Cl I that (tid
I: t .+ on thi" nit I t ie \ il 2 . n lvii i ,
d lea:ut ate uitae a 'danic.
trtn Sallie. q ui ck, :till go' lily dress
Thaºti'.s hantgitig i:. tai lr:i-roown j re;ý
A il tuetu inVite her iii.
AidI if he ta I b r binl ut ,otf
i Sre anIe tiell her otf miy cough,
And hlua 1 ani soIderin'.
flov. i StairL.
\W'yi , \if I .:i; . yu look so We ll,
I ii il' Litt a Io f. .. 1 ,7.ole,
Ann tow 'iv U iti git . a
I :ai so) glad vi t ci ce totday
lIor ot atI ;h. ls havo gmte a!m:2y
Atnd left me"I q ,htu:.10
Now let.m time it your glvesC ad cu
\\ itle ý\ni c"I;"il !l 6 o.tiy', ý"rsilj
Audix Hiat tite :lad rii l ..
Yui cii.oi st:i;L f it ' le I declare,
Awld t n ii oun ltitlritii ' i: m t'i: ('lir
TIo COIiC mid uispedl ha i sght.
It'- been s o lrn hi:.., vi a t I
iHaveil tlt ii ill, the timns guIe by
W\icu Wc w er yvt.tig minud gany.
It is too bail. \iith t2ft e ntr1,n
W e'il have a lovely time m.1 dear,
So cJrcitide a :i I :.,ty.
His Ri ,;.o:1.
She goes to euh:clh, Ihe pious pet
To hiear tlie parna preaci;
I go to drir t <those lessons in
Igo mwrttal mtan uiiy teach.
She goes to chur;h, ihe guilncss girl,
To peitr her soul in prmit er;
Anl so do I, but if she knew
For what, oh, would she curt:
We kneul together, and I rray
She Iaiiy lot tiniiii. And then
Full? from hir lips, like prophecy,
A low, half-hushed "Ance l"
I doubt me of idolitry
I have a liti;e toiint,
Since in the rubric of my hearp.
She is canouized, a saint,.
I find my setrmon in her 8miiei,
In her sweit voice my j;5altam;
Her very presuncein the place
breathes beneliction, balu.
To piety like mine, inayhap,
Tuhe parsec might dmnir;
For, while she gaes to wordip &e'G
I go to worsihip her.
'h.pie she standla for all.st'. bright;
Andhet ller }: e 1.
My heart iL is a shrine for hier
And my religion-Love.
What Converted dIla.
Admiral Fairagut, one of tLe
aval heroes its the late war, te !s
tis story. of' his boyhood. I:
would be well fral orllboys to learn
efore the habits biemes fixed,
that there is nothing manly in i
itating the vices of older peo
pi e.
When I dyten years old I was
with my father on board a man-of
war. 1 had some qualities. which
I thought, made a man out of me.
I could swear like an old sdit
could drink as stiff a glass of
p . as if I had douhleid Cape
Hlorn, and cotuld smoke iike a le
comotive. I was rreat, at cards,
and fond of gaming in evsrJ shape.
At the close of dlinner, onc day,,
my father turned everybody ot of
the cabin, locked the door, and
said to me, '"David, what do you
mean to be?"
"I mean to follow Lthe sea."
"Follow the sea! Yes, to be s
poor, miserablq, drunken salhor
before the mast; be kicked end
cuffed about the word, ind !fie in
some fever hrnpital in a foreign
laud4 No, David no boy ever
trod the quamtcr-deck with such
principles as you lhave andI sinh
habits us you exhibiL and errco to,
a good end. You'llhave to Lh >Lge
your whole course of life, ifCvx &
ever become a man."
My father left. me and wCeiTio
deck. I was stunned by th' -:ted
buke, and overt heluied w itlh mf
"'A poor, nmiscrable, din nkea
sailor before the mast! lBe kick
ed axd cuffed about thy word
anti die' in soife fce er hespital'?
'Ihat is to be my fate," th ..igkt L.
"FIll change my lire, and ttny
at once. iwill neve. utter antoo
er oath; I wilJ{ never dlrtnk ufotl
er (Irop of intpxicating ih'w r~
will never gamble."
I have kept thcse thruo v-i'
eversience. Sbortb- afsr - .

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