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Hle Stood to Reason.
"Judge," sail the Montanalaw
yer, as he leaned bacik in his chair
and threw one foot on the table,
'I object to the witness answering
that question, and I'm ready to
argue the point. It stands to rea
"So will you, young man," roar
ed the Judge, "if you've got any
speech to make. Get up on your
feet or I'll clap you in the c.alla
boose for contempt of court quick
er'n you can accept an invitation
to drink."
And the young lawyer stood to
reas,,n.-Chicago Tribune.
A Mean Disease.
Alexandra has them like every
other town with less than 4.000
inhabitants. We mean gossips-
men and women who would rath
er talk about other people than to
eat pie. Shame on the man or
woman, who, without any direct.
evidence whatever, endeavors by
words or insinuations to ruin the
character of other people.
The writer has long since heard
that the greatest enemy woman
has is women, and how can those
who have the gossip retailed out
by certain feminine gossips dis
Liute it? It isa fact.
Everp chronic gossip, woman or
man, should have her or his name
published to the world through
the public press, so they could- be
avoided or strictly quarantined
against. There is only ohe differ.
ence between the yellow fever ep
idemic and the gossip epidemic.
One attacks the body and the per
son attacked has a good chance of
recovering. Gossip attacks the
character, and there is no chance
of recovery, because the victim
seldom-kplws that he or she is at
tacked and can make no defence.
If a woman, the yellow fever is far
preferable to having a score of wo
men gossips trying to ruin her
Women should be more charita- I
ble, especially to those ol her own I
sex.--Town Talk.
An Unkind Cut. ,
He looked sadly at the pie on c
the boarding house tableand seem- a
ed to blie much afected. The land- d
lady at first thought he was mad h
and was prepared for some remon
strance. But he said nothing, only i
looked sad.
'-What is the matter, Mr. Jones?' e
"Madam, this touches me?"
"What?" n
'"This pie. It looks so much s
like one of the pies my . mother b
made'ftr me thirty year. ago." t
"Well,Mr. Jones, l'm sure Iap- fc
preetate the compliment." e
"Yes madaim, I beleive this is b
one of the pies my mother made
thirty years ago."
8heraised his rent the next a
.moath.--s. Francioo Chltronclle. fc
'The Wolf, the Fox, and the t3
Lion, is
AWolfoneday bought out a
Fox who had been Partioulrly p
3Beoomonded to him for IeS Astute
aes, and said:
"I have passed the Lion on se of
crist Ocoaions, and he does not
Deign to Notice me."
"And youen want Revenge, of m
JA:. sant to make Ills e
Ieart v a te
"Be Is Honest In Busineg?" h
"Oh, yes." PC
"PaysIo his Debts Promptly?" of
' "HI does." p
-"Goas to Church and keeps hc
.latr of sondalW"
"'And Is too Strong for you to
. rxactly,-you s ree how I'm Sit
"I d--"i :. There is lint one way al
feiyeo togtitvea. Pitchl Iuau4 mi
h~: Ifbok OWia~deP
Saving Corn-Fodder.
The slipshod methods of car
ing for corn fodder have much
A. to do with the aversion to it.
Many farmers never bind the
shocks, and a large number of
them twist and fall down, and
- the fodder is quickly spoiled.
Others leave them in the field
' all winter, hauling in one or
to two at a time as needed, and
ea- naturally rats and mice gather
in them and destroy much of
ar- the grain. When they are co
ny vered with snow the hauling is
ur such a disagreeable job that
la only natural- necessity will in
:k- duce any one to undertake it.
on The shocks should not. be
over twelve or fourteen hills
to square, and should be firmly
bound near the tops with strong
twine about the third day after
being cut; then they will stand
ry straight and the fodder will
00 keep bright and good for a long
time. Husking should begin
to as soon as the fodder is fairly
cured, and the fodder hauled
t in and stored under shelter at
once. Some bind it in handy
he bundles with binder twine as
it is husked, and when this is
rd done it is easily handled and
in stored. The twine is saved
se when the fodder is fed out, and
at serves for two or three seasons.
8; Many of those who have no
shed room for storing fodder
re (all it needs is a roof) bind
each shock into two or three
bundles, haul them home and E
'l stack in single rows, or ricks <
.. about a foot apart, so the air
can circulate between them, 2
c. each lick being laid on a.foun
r dation of two or three rail rest
,f ing on blocks about a foot high.
e The bundles are unbound as t
they are placed ca the rick
n and spread out as desired. A
post set in the ground at each I
end of the ricks holds the end t
up square. When the ricks c
Sare built up as high as conven- n
ient they are covered with a d
. little prairie grass or hay, ti
which keeps all rain from soak- r
ing in. tl
An enormous q.uantity ofthis .
fodder can be stored under a
c cheap roof set on ten-foot posts .
and it it is bound in large bun- 4
dles in the field two men can a
Ihandle a great deal in a day. I
In storing or ricking this stuff It
Sit is advisable to begin at one ei
Send and finish as you go along. i
It can be taken out so much is
more easily. Corn foddei pre. le
served in this manner is much al
better food for young stock
than much of the hay usually
found on the farm;they will
eat it and thrive upon it much
The stumps left standing in
the field arebroken down with as
a heavy pole drawn by two or
four horses. On a sharpi firos
ty morning when the ground co
is frozen, they will snap off
like rotten twigs. Most of ing
them are burried by the no
ploughs, so that they interfere inj
but little wtth the cultivation th
of the subsequent crop. ed
I am satisfied that if farmers ge
would grow less hiy and save
more of the great crop of corn
fodder which now goes to waste m
every year they would be bet
ter off. The harvesting of the
hay crop comes in the hottest
portion of the year, while that a
of corn fodder in the most m
pleasant-when it is neithertG
hot or cold-and with the same ula
preparation and care as good lad
an article of stock feed can be gt
gathered from the cornfield as O
from the meadow, with less t
than half the hard labot, ruma onu
and worry, .dil with no-dimi. Wt
nution of the corn crop,-N;-2
7. , eIm mts
Wby"The Batae4-- .
r- Opeyonour blinds by clay and
ich light.bright fires at night. Illu
it. milnate your rooms. Hang pic
turesopon your walls. Put books
and ncwspapers upon your tables.
of Have music and entertaining
nd games. Banish demons of dull
d. ness and apathy, and bring in
ld mirth and good cheer. Invent oc
or cupations for your sims Stimu
nd late their ambJitions in worthy di
er rections. While you make home
of their delight, fill them with high
:o_ er purposes than mere pleasure.
is Whether they shall pass boyhood
rat and enter upon manhood with re
fined tastes and noble ambitions
depends on you. With exertion
and right means, a mother may
Shave more control over the desti
ny of her boys than any other in
fl uence whatever.-Appleton's Jour
g ,al.
Id An Old Traveler in Jerusalem.
ill "When I was a yonng man,"
Ig said a Pittsburg iron manufactur
in er yesterday, "I traveled extensiv
ly ly with two or three others. We
ed visited every continent on the
at globe, and spent five months in
13 the Holy Land.
as "Jerusalem was jnstsuch a city
is then that it is now. Its inhabi
id tants were disreputable and dirty,
ad and always on the lookout to beat
id a traveler either by fair or foul
means. The walls of the ancient
city had crumbled and its only de
to scent was the Via Dolorosa, over
er which Jesus passed on the way to
id Calvary. But what I wish to say
!e is that I don't believe a skeptic
id ever visited the place in which
cs Christ lived but that he came
ir away thoroughly convinced of his
, divinity. There is the doorstep
on which he sat for a moment to
rest under the burden of the cross
,. and if I have gone over the road
to Calvary once wvhile I was there
k I am sure I have walked it twenty
times. Such a flood of feeling in.
variably took posession of me that
h it is useless to try taodescribe it,
d but I know my visit there chang.
:s ed the course of my living. It led
i- me to think differently. "I went
a down into the Holy Sepulcher I
, thoroughly skeptical, but with the
rest of my companions, none of us
the most reverent of mortals, I
found myself involuntarily kneel
ing, and I kissed the stone. If
any man had told me before that '
I would have performed this oscu
- latory act, in all- probability I
" should have laughed in his face
While I remained in Jerusalem It
f lived with the monks. They ner- J'
er charge anything' but one is at
liberty to give them what he thinks C
is right, if he can afford it. I "
- learned to love the order, and I t1
always carry with me to this day a
a pack of snuff which I offer them
should I chance to mieet any."
PAttsburg Dispatch.
The Gift of Whistling. ' t
Whistling has become tobe quite u
as great ifnot a greater nuiusance ,
than cigarette smoking. Indeed, a
I nottice that a number of broker
offices on Wall street have signs ,
conspicously displayed above the to
cashler's window, politely request- fr
ing young men who deliver stock th
not to whistle while they are wait
ing for their checks. Exactly why
the sibilant gift has been endow- .t
ed in tihe human race is not .alto
gether apparent. If it were limi. ,j
ted alone to men who own dogs we
might still, with the exception of
mosquitoes and a few other annoy,
aices, justly coitend that Nature
had made nothingthat was utter
ly useless. Bnt when the whistle *
--I allude to the intranstive verb
and notthe mnckel plated instru. Cl
mcnt--is made to do serlice to rit
Gilbert and Salivanoperettas, pop- an
ular marches or sentimental bal- to
lads, it is, if not used with :'e ib
greatest judgement ne4 Control I
poatlvely ratal, ifthere was such t
a thbig, for lastanee, as gettlng
outan tajounctionagainstthss court -
terfeitoa mudOerir fe tlit were bal
4posibi ren th t market, thbs I '
benefit that would acorue from I
ot, f affairs e qditq - 
Hides, Wool, Beeswax, Talow,
Fur, etc.
700, 702, 704, 706,
Commerce Street, Corner Crockett Street, Shrv c
port, Louisiana.
I guarantee to the dller the not price ofjtla!iuel it Vickhbnrg, $ . .lott  tNew
Orleans Galvestou and liouston mIarkets. P'rompt rettrus made on teebipL
of shipments. I solicit the consignlme.t of
Cotton. and all Goods in ny .i~
cr Dealer in all kiuds of
-l AChampion Wrought Iron Feneos which
require no brick or stone foundatiol,,
iV- and all kinds of Ornamental Iron work
for buildings,such as Columns,
,he ials, WeatherVanes.
in American and Italian
ity TIO. *
We guarantee to sell marble cheapet
' than any other firm. Get our prices be
at fore bujiug. Orders by tuauipromptly
u1 attended to.
J. W. DOWNS, Manager,
e hreveport, La
to Great Reduction in Prices
ay of whiskey at the Parlor
ne $2 00.Whisky oreduced to $1 50
[is 2 50 " " to 2 00
ep 3 00 " " to 2 50
to 400 " " to 3 00
5s gl~"All whiskies are gu aranteeid.
re Trouble in the Press Club.
ty -
Last night the name of G.
at Worthington, of Chicago and now
it, of the Chronicle, was presented for
membership in the Press Club.
d The committee reported unfavor
at ably. on Mr. Worthington's ap
sr plication on the ground that he
h d been caught taking an undue
as vantage of his fellow-reporters
I in a poker game.
Mr. Worthington gasped when
f e heard the report' and arose to
t reply.
"Gentlemen," said the applicant,
in tones in which surprise and
e indignation struggled for the mas
tery,, "do I hear right? Is it ob.
o jected to me that I held four aces
and gave a Call reporter a king
full? Permit me to explain. I
'was the stranger in the game and
I. they took me in. After a long
and arduous night's playing, I
n found myself at 9 o'clock in the
morning out of funds and owing
money to the kitty. I skinned r
over the deck and found only for
ty cards there. I looked around 1
and saw some player with cards
[ up his sleeves. another with cards
e under his chair, another with
cards under his coat collar. Then
r I raised a hand. I held out four
just such an emergency as is cus
Btomary in Chicago, and played it
from the shoulder. I won $7, paid
the kitty and had breakfast mon- ,
ey left. Tlihat is is all."
There being no further opposi
tion, the gentleman was declared
unanimously elected.--&as Fran
.dse Poet.
A Child Carried Away by an
A dispatch from Wichtta, Kan
ass, says the baby of a farmer
William Beatty who Ilves on the
Cimmaron river north of ,he Ter.
ritory line, was carded away by
an eagle S~atnrday. Beatty went
to wqigt ia the morning leaving in
his dug-out his two children, one
five tears old and a baby aged
two moonths. About noon Beatty
returned home and found his girl
in tars, She said she had take the
baby into the yard isad left it
it while she went into the house.
In a few minae she heard a cry
sed on lo0oking 0t "sw the baby
fl4tEg away atio expressed 't.
@lefatherknewt eose tiat thee
eg!e visited, ansdt).iaonedi- In Cii
tieghbors to jte wooded bankiJ aoi
Uie i4g~or whih Ihe yagle had
~t h~.ag~a Wa~:tbb · ewsgsp4 ~i'l
tl l 1 B
h ilch d
ti hh,
(reANGERft i I0rl ea id
I.oA TH Vi{
La. i . -i" I ,_eGUL T
bor Still I th Beef Blsilless,
50 I will have Btef in Homer from and at
ter the 5th of June, n Tuesday, Thiur
00 day anud Saturday morningsofuach week
a0 raLie having leef catl c fseml can fio d
me in Homer on Tuesday auadThursdays
00 till 9 oclock a. utm., and genrally all day
W on Saturdays. .T. D. KINDER.
liue I te
;ers .
Unu r ` i to _to
Pnd Watches, Celocksewelry,
.Silverware, Etc.
220 Texas Street, Shreveport, La. 
ng Engraving and all kinds of work dene
ou short notiouu Special attention to con- 1
ed ntry orders. ly
indw. A. JOHNSTON,
ds ---DEALER tI
Unaunrpaaew 4ata4;a in elt D
f oonypteo p Book Keoping,
T 'Bibkini,~Psnotiwhip, Argt~latio. To. (
S iwsp .4 Averag thee requir
s eam ot.t D lomna Conrse S
u Ciuatlhuei ' e. A. WYA Pres.
d ~.eg
Contains all the Home News, in.
cluding a full and official account of
Sthe proceedings of the Police Jury of
Claiborne Parish and Town Council -
. of Homer, and the general news of
the day, together with more miscella
, ineous, instructive and intcresting
t reading matter than any paper in
n North Louisiana.
I The piper is placed at a price with
in the reach of all-only ONE DOL
! seven-column paper.
In politics THE GUARDIAN will
be thoroughly Democratic, but oppos
ed to Ring Rule and Monopolies, and;.
all corruption in high or low places. ý
It is for an honest, pure and econom
ical Government, from the Federal,
Administratioin downto the corpora.
tion of thetown. Will be Fearle
and outspoken on all public que
SThere will not be less than S
Hundren copies of THE GUAI.D
issued from the start,,and we exp
to have at least ONE THOUS
cash subscribers before two mon
expires .
- Alvertising rates reasonable,',
will be furnished on application.
make as low rates as pny paper i
ing anything like an equal circ
' 2t .1f Pay to fAiver. t,
We desire to make it interes
and instructive to the people
everybody living in the Paris1
Claiborne and all rdjoining par
Remember, the terms are:
All comminkations orn b 
otherwise, to secure pro]: .
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