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HOMER, LA., FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 1890,. "tI .. i --- I I NR1, vr eAn-, . .. -- .----.- . ... . Staple and Fancy Groceries CLOTIIING AND DRY GOODS, LADIES' DRESS GOODS, B . I. COIER ! GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, _ CARPETS AND RUGS. Goods delivered to any part of Hom er Free of Charge. Next Thirty-Five Days. For tihe next Thirty-Five Days I will offer you some rare Bargains in a great many lines of Goods as I am determined to reduce my stock. Come and see, as I mean exactly what I say. G. G. GILL., aNov. 14th, 1889. Artistic and Original Designs in Novelties T Fine Clothing, Gent's tFurnishing Goods and Hats. too k Large, Varied and Complete. JORDAN & BOOTH, "1is Txam Street, Shreveport, - - - La. il Dpliaeste New Orleans and St. Louis Prices. giThe only American asn Shin reveport dealing in this kind of Goods. Country Orders solicited. LORSHEIIM BRoS -WHOLESALE DEALERS IN y Goods, Notions, Boots, Shoes and Hats. 104-61244-18 LEVEE Street 8HREVEPORT, - - LA. 'Duptiest say Bills bonght in any Eastern Msrket.t. .3l SP. THEUS&CO --DEALER I-. .DRY GOODS, NG,BOOTS,SHOES,HATS r 8N8W .s mth o, Depot, ArCeadi.., L.usias.. Ne*t a oim ods. Dna Ia' fe tl eSi l n m when you come to ~ 'Outteand all kinds of Country Prodce*, eiS fgt to call en me whe '~.ric 73i ~'.4Wb ~~''j 4'·A4. NEW YEAR'S CHIME. OLLI T'oll TolI! Sor the old year,slow. ly dying; Grim, gaunt, sere; On the breast of Time, now lying, Hopes of youth are fleeting, Heaits with care are beating, SHo! ye warders of the bell., Tolll Tol Tolli Fur Earth's enticing fashion, Toll for Strife's un holy passion, Toll for Friendshtp , unrequited, Till fur Ihope's en ohantm nts blighted, 'i'll for Lore's fond pledges broken, TIll for Want and Woo unspoken. Toll for Mourners sadly weepong, Toll for Sin's vest hlarvest reaplng, Tolll Toul Toll That while the workl shall stand, Sin and Woe shall till the land. Tollt Toll: Tull y Ring! Rlng! Ring! welcome to the bright New tYarl Life, Hope, Joy, On his radiant brow appear. Hearts with love are thrillingi llonwa with bounty filling. IIo! ye warder' of the bells, Ring! Ring! llngi For WLnter's bracing hotus. Ring for birth of Spring and Flowr,, ` Ring for Summer's fruitful treasure, Ring for Autumn's boundlecss measnre Ring for hands Of gcn'rous gvtring Ri:g for vows of nobler living, Ring for trith of tongue or pen, Rihg "Peaoo on earth, good will toward men." Ring! Ring! Ringt That this glad year may seo Earth's accomplished jubitfe e Ring! Ring' Ringl 1890. In 1800 we shall see Eveta ns foliows come to bhe Sea serpents, ae in yearn gone by, 11l come armind about July. The Ice man and the plumber wil, Asr usual, present their bill The price of summer board will rho L In August tlo thery skies. The gay mosquito, as of yore Into humanity will bore Likewise the festive fly, on floeC, WHi agitate his nervous feet. Each fisherman will fah and lie As ho has done in years gone by. When comes along the verdant sprny i The poet will be heard to sing. And from the garbage pile of tilm a Will prick the ashes of a rhyme. The funny man his jokes will crack (The same old jokes, see almanac.) 3 On ainter nights will lovers sit For hiours and watchll the firelighti And, when the sammer comes, they still LTpo the beach will coo and bi. The oldest man," as In years il a b At intervals will breathe his last. In ail trades merohants who are wise ,t As usual, till adverttise . In ,act, these things and many most, In 1SO are In astone. I And yet with sorrow Is it .rught Uhappy year! It ends with nratrr- . y , - w Tod Mhoee. It's a .hoor Rule, Etc. ti pe Mr. Ma lP y --aagelh)-Theis New Year's wi bsrg.s has got to y-op.* 'llybe hanged it a, my m goog to allow these ellows to e tramp a ing through my parlors all day, geting mad h over everything and eating usutofoue n and howe. Why (tambling in his pociketi) jt Great Scotti where can that bet Well, 1 well Mrs. Finicky-What have youi lost, dear? thi Mr. Filoky--Iosot Why, hang It all, m New Year's visiting tist. flow In thunder VO can I make my calls without it al Time's Softealelg Infeeaees S ,wl on slo Of w hf ~isisb ti wurky ha. d hrke c dld '-Ye s tf * #<~~ 1< ;-~~~~ :i:~C t: Rise of a Great City. I Liverpool, the queen of British iow- ports, was once an insignificant fish ing hamlet on t small creek letting into the Mersey, and frequoited byv a iospecies of birds called the liver. the place then contained only a few huts inhabited by herdsmen and fishermen ore who plied their calling on the river banks. Today Liverpool is thegreat est shipping center in the world. Its n maritime traile makes a fhr greater ;Ing display than that of the port of Lon don, its harbor, its docks, its ware U"- houses and counting houses presenting a scene of the greatest activity arising from the ivast scope of its shipping - operations. 'ta Liverpool continued to be a small and obscure town until the oeven teenth century. With the restoration of the monarchy, after the plague and great fire, many London merchants removed to Liverpo:ol. and trade be can to establish itself crer. William III gate a new charter to the corpora tion; land was purchased from the lord of the manor; the river channel was cleared and deepened, and in 1740 the flist dock in England was con structed on the Morsey. In the reign of George I the population of Liver pool was 10,000. At the end of the Eighteenth ocatury there were 77,000 inhabitants; the docks had increased in number, and the annual dock charges amounted to £23,000, and the customs charges were over £1,000,000. Between Liverpool and Manchester the first English railway was built. The last great engineering work un dertaken by the Liverpudlians was the Mersey tunnel, which was begnun in 1879 anld opened for traffic on Jan. 20, 1886. The tunnel extends under the river from Liverpool to Birkenhead; it is nearly a mile in length, and runs through a solid bed of rock. It is used entirely for railway traffic, and con tains a double line of track. The tun nel is likely to come before long under the control of on0of the great railway companies, in which event it will form a very importaint and desirable link in the railway system of the king domu. One contemplates Liverpool's un equaled shipping facilities and the great fleets that enter and leave the port every day, with nothing short of admiration. Here one sees every dayi 4 the ships of the nations passing as in review.--Cor. aIton Icrald. Abuse of the Draiu. Dr. John T. Nagrle of the bureau of vital statistics, of New York, ys: "The nmost prevalent disease or dis order of the brain is apoplexy. Last yeor there were in this city bOO cases of apoplexy out of 8,000 cases of brain n diseases or disorders. Apoplexy seems to cause more deaths than almost any v other disease. In one -ear out of 3 500 deaths, 845 were caused by apo- t: plexy, 598 convulsions in children and 578 by meningitis. Paresis is a form of paralysis and a species of in sanity. Paresisis a slight, incomplete paralysis atrectium motion, but not sensation. Softening of the brain is t cerebral hemorrhage., or obliteration i of the cerebral arteries. It usually U occurs in persons from fifty to eighty years of ago and is usually caused by uitenso intellcctual exertion, or by so- C vere and protracted emotional disturb ance. It-is also caused by over indul gence in alcoholic drinks, and it usu ally ends in death. Sometimes, when young persons are attacked With this an malady who have been temperate in c4 their habits and have good constitu- tt tions, the chances of their recovery cl are very favorable. Men occasionally die from overwork; that is, by over ri brain work. They are like machines at that have been overtaxed and break tl down. A great many think their brain s will standalnmost any amount of work, 10 and that they can keep on and on fa studying and working without any ill effect arising from so doing. In this at they make a great mistake. The brain at is the most delicate organ. Its wants th lots of rest and lots of care. And those m who, when they arse young, tax it too is] muchI, or try to w fok for too long a time, without giving it proper rest, will suffer or it in after years. The of brain must have plenty of rest, and brain workers must have lots of sleep and recreation. Students must not use their brainse for more than five or at the most six hours a day with ul conitinuous hard study; and merchants st and business men will do well to try and rest their brains as much as they r possibly can." th rceatlrng Sepleesnu in Sleeplessness is on the incr tas and is likely to extend stillr f th The more highly developed the brain, the more unstable probably is its equilibrium. Every bain wor er may convinco himself of this by redecting a how sound and unbroken was the sleep m of his boyhood compared with the oi wakefulness and bran activity that now hauntt his pillow on the smallest provocation. But of all the ills for o which drug should not be reCorted ch except in direst extremity, sleepiess m in the hauds of the. P Otedare da ampong the most da r anl d fiinur tous aninge k'nown. · " y areey I edged, toobls~ hice. p1d with may cut and kill atthe moment, but they are poisons which, when pese veredm it oftenpi'oduceaconditlonof r alterdiate imbecility and anguish infi nitely worse than death. The onl ey really safe and justifiable method sf trating continued sleeplessness is one which restores the brain to'normal o d ai tvity and nightly quiescence. Yo -Herald of Health. A Fnoow rPeetI.g. ( hMisery loves company. So does me haLppiness. But it is not often that wh ones happiness takes so gracious a a form as that recently manifested by a siti New York merchant. On the occa- ask sion of the twenty.fifth anniversary of his marriage, this worthy and suc- l ceesful merchant felt so superlatively. happy that he presented each of uhis c lers with, erSp O new banknotes, re pe. nting from 1,000tot$100. Afel- Arc kafti that nakls snli so won . oven CASTE IN INDIA. ish ish. Deg:ce of nnct:ty and Graes of Rank in A snol:g !brahmrane. ,a All Dralhmans are not priests, but the all priests a:re Brahmans. This caste Luts claims the most exalted attributes, and according to the Manu scripture is at superior to law, even to moral law, Its when it interferes with his interests. ter A ]J-ralLhmani may not live as a hired servant, but he may take the property ol- of a Sudir. A proper gift to a Brah m man on a deathbed swill, it is said, sc cure heaven to a m:alefactor, and the SBrahnnma who receives a present from a meniber of another caste confers a favor on the donor. The rxggeratedhonors originally on allowed to the lBrahmaus are no ad longer allowed, except among the ts lowest orders; yet the Brahman - still retains a sort of sacred' character and is regarded with ad am miration, if not veneration, by the other .cstes. In theory, at ary rate, tel le retains his supremacy; and there are parts of India still where low caste Spople account it an honor to take the dust off the feet of a 3rahman and to gn place it on their heads, and even to S rink the water in which the feet of the twice born have been washed. But there are degrees of sanctity > and grades of rank even among the select Bralhmans, for there are sonime twenty-five septs of this privileged caste. The Urahmans of Mysore, for instance, look d$vwn with contempt upon the Brahmndns of IBenares. Sorme of the subdivisions will not cat or in in termarry with the members of other subdivisions; and others again, nota be bly in Calcutta, quite openly violate the laws of their order. For instance, they are forbidden in the sacred writ inrgs to eat beef, drink wine, wear shoes made of cowhide, or sit down to table with men of inferior caste, or of cr no caste at all, like Europans. Yet many eminent Braiman gentle men in the cities now do all these do things without losing, as they would " once have done, their place in Hindoo z society. Then again, in thi old days, young men who went to visit foreign countries and ventured into England l had to subject themselves to severe t ipnance before they could be rein I stated in their caste; but now, in most s of th BI3ralunn sejts, a Hindoo a may do pretty much as he pleases short of receiving Christian baptism. Of course that ostracizes him at once. Weo have said that all Brahmans are not priests, alnd also that, accord- t 'ing to the laws of Manu, no Brah man can be a hired servant. Yet, as t Est a matter of fact, they are to be found n occupying positions as clerks, school Smasters, physicians, engineers, shop keepers, etc. But while the caste I wall has thuis far benu broken down, n a there is less internarriage between the castes than there was in the days 'n of Manu. The reason is that then the ec a punishment fell uion thechildren, but - now it falls on the offenders them to selves. According to the census of 1881 G 5 there were about 100 different castes 'a in Bongal alone. InallIndiatherewere Y 10,546,735 Brahmans,5,788,785 Ra'puts Y (or Kshatriyns) and 128,540 8e0 of thbo 'Y miscellaneous and mixed castes, Chambersl' Journal. c rye tones. e n The little bodies called eye stones a is are really portions of the covering of n certain shellfish. They are placed at in 1. the opening of the shell, and serve to g y close the entrance when the animal y draws itself within. Theyare of va ,. rious kinds, but those used as eye a stones are hard, stony bodies, about f, Ic the size of split peas, one-third to one n sixth of an inch in diameter, a little , longer than broad, having one sur- Ci Sface plane and the other convex. 11 When theyhavo been worn by the P' s action of the sea, thceareverysmooth tb n and shining, butintheirnatural state m a the convex surfaco iscovered with fine e markings. They have been a brown o ish .color in the center, shading off to a white at the margin. S Like other shells they are composed Sof carbonate of lime. When placed in a weak acid, such as vinegar, a chem ical dhango takes place, carbonic acid t gas is given off, and in its escape pro r duces the movemeuts .whichl are pop 2 ularly suplxned to show that theof • stone is "al veY. " When one of these stones is placed r under the eyelid, at the outer corner, the natural movements of the lid in winking push it gradually toward the inner side, and when it comes in con- Hi tact with the mote which is causing tn thoe irritation this is carried along au feTe flnally expelled with it. The belief that such stones lhave a peculiar detective power, and move t' about in the eye until they find and re move the irritating substance fpr which they have been "sent" ehas no ty foundation in fact be Eye stones are deservedly going out to of use, for they merely furnish a lmeo- for chanical means of doming in a clumsy mannier what a little skilT idM accom plish much more certainly. Few of W' them, indeed, are seen at the present m1 day, and these are said to be brought tie by sailors fromn the Bahamas and else where. Mi It is interesting to know that in the ed lining membrane of the stomach of crawfish there are found small bodies n which go under the name of "crab's an' eyes," and look not unlike the true eye stones. They have sometimes been mistaken for tbem,, and presumably wr would serve a similar purpose.- wit Youth's Companion. thm cot The Fly, the Fox and the Clephant. One day a Fly was making a Tre - me mendous.buzzing around an Elephant "i who stood under a Tree fast asleep, dis when a Fox came along, watched the i situation for a few minutes and then asked: scr "What on Earth are you up to, Mr. Fly?" Ga "'Why, I'm giving the Elephant the Mr Worst Licking he ever RvcoIved" ete "Ho1 1tol Wh', you cant even - Arouse him from ilep cu "Iknow tht, h a'Kthe Fly, paus ing totake "but im taking "'The good die )iounl' applies most emphatically to chickneu:. Rank ,but If you fuel unable to, do your wst ork, and have that tired fi'eeIg. and take Dr. .1. II. McLean's Sarsalpa. 'e is rilla; it will make you bright, ac tive and vigorous. Sold 1 G(;ill. red - -d---- crty The New Orleans Picayune hais rah- reduce(( the yearly subscriptl im I'h price of it. Week ly from $1.50 to tom $1. a year. It is a sixtecn-l:age s paper lilkl. d with the best read ling m:atter. 'sample copy sent free to ally any address. nae Cheathim's ('hill T'onic con cred, tains nciher Quitnne, Cinchloni ad (1; :, Arsenie, Strychnine or 5ier the cury, an' does not produce huz -ate, zing in eca's or deafness. (.:u here giiantiteed. :aste the --- --- --- d to Bucllen's Aritca Salve. tto :t of The best Salve in the world for Cuts, Inlises, Sores, Ulcers. Sa l t Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chap ýme ped Hlands, Chilblains, Corns, ail ad all Skin Eruptions, and positively or cures Piles, or no pay requitled. nipt It is guaranteed to give perfect )lte satisfaction, or money refunded. i- Price 25 cents per box. For sale r by Joe Shelton. late --- - ce, Which side of a horse in ariablv rit- has the1 most hair on?--The out e side. of ----**-- I)isease lies in ambush for the tlo- weak; a feeble constitution is ill uld adapted to encounter a malarious I loo atmosphecc and sudden changes s of temperatuire, and the least ro- I bust are iuiually the easiest vic- i 're tims. Dr. J. 11. McLean's Sar t saparilla will give tone, vitality ' loo and strength to the entire body. I Soldby Gill ce. - -- - "-- t ns A woman, in Missouri boasts a that she has been led to the alter . as ten times. She ought to know the d nd way now wi'hout being led. 1 s Sick headache is the bane of t .n, many lives. This annoying com eA plaint may be cured and red and lpevent- t Ced by the ocea<,,ional use of Dr. J. ut H. McLean's Liver and Kidney s m- Pillets (little pills). Sold by G. 81 G. Gill. q Gee ------ . --- re ACaretal CIalng. o li As a rule the druggists of the ti country are the most careful peo- p ple. They do everything with ia exactness and never fail to make it a full examiniation before express- 1 at ing an opinioh. A prominent drug- fa t glst writes: at al ELBERTON, GA. -e Gentlemen-Please ship by , Ut fi'eight another case of your in. of le comparable Dr. Westmoreland's IrI CalisayaTonic. It is the only Spreparation of the kind I have seen Ir th that fully bears out the proiuice .e made by sel.et'. We guarantce it. ,. Very truly your-s. U to H.C. E.wtuns. d Druggist and Physician. In .... - - n- Editor to persistent writer: "d "Now, you'll lpromise inme on your p bhonor never to send nme any maore 10 of youtsIii pr'int this poem." an S COntagiouS, Blood Diseases. an I,, is IUlcers, so-res, pimlies, itch, salt r. hecum, etc., artu evidences of con. oi Stagious biood disease. It is mani d festlya rduty to cradincate blood poison from the system by a use of co a B.B. B. (Botanmc Blood - Balm), Sthus enabling the places to ietl, li Sand thereby remnoving all possibili. ('0 o ty of other members of tile famil) becominglikewise afflllicted. Sendt m: t to Blood Balm Co, Atlanta, Ga., lil Sfor book tnat will convince. pa J. H. Outlaw, Mt. Olive 'N. C., a writes; "'I had running sores on t my shoulders ind arms. One bot- an ttie B. B. B. cured me entirely." As L. Johnson, elmnont Station, ly Misrs., writes: : "B, B. B, has woIrk Sed on me like a charm. My head ne , snd body was (overed with sores, and my hair came out, but B. B. B. S Shealed me quickly." n W, J. Kinnin, Iiutehens, Texas, pe Swrfites: "B. B B. has cured my nh - wife of a large ulcer on her leg that doctors anl all oliher medicine could not cure."' a: M.J. Rossman, a prominent thit merchant of G enboro e r Ga. w rites. es "I know of several cases of iblood doe Sdisease speedily cured by B. B. B. TIwo bottles cured a lady of ugly. eCI scrofulous skii sores." pci W. C. Birchinore & Co., Maxey, git Ga., writes: ':4. B. B. in curing ree 3Mr Robt. Ward of blood poison effected one of most wonderful cures that ever came to our knowledge.'" ah I The GUA~DIw caly str '10 a y~yea~ ' the lies T'(he Chithlc anUl the Lotery. f To 'i'ho (i o. N.-. 1 oir I see in the (U aiimta, and other n. :Lpap '-'. ý,.:oe stl':rng resolllutions iii 11.. ( to'enlllnat:olln o1f the lottery ' swin ac. di as p:tssetl hy the a:nnual con fI. fCrence of the ,M. E. ('huich at, their late session In Baton Bouge. has I think the position taken, and( iin the r:lasons given, are good and mclinently deserving the attention or all good citizens and other to 'h ristian denomunation who wouln rid the State of Ithis lottery curse that hangis like a mill! stone upon nr- the nicks of the people trlnd is Wgillg a re lentless W uI upon our tmoral political :Ind i icll gious ilnstitutioLns. No on10 need be dcceived :a11(1 suppose that thi igreatl lottery power will suit. side of itscll' witlhout It Vigorous f1 11(1 p(lrsisltI nt llf rt, on the iart of' 11 all good Citizens to throttle and LI)- iestroy this mnonter which has tid its deadly fangs alreadly deeply dv sunk inl.to tle body politic. el I heartily aprllveandl cotmmend "a, the acLion of the conl'erenee or lle this strong and ,tggressive body of C(ihristia ii men antd citizens of our state and hope that their cf l forts and advance movement will have the hearty co-operation of all other good citizens and bodies he of Christian men in the state and ill out of the state. Our lottery s imnbedded as 'tis in the supremo ea law of the state is a matter of sur I prise regret and grave concer'n to gc good citizens of other staces who r wouhl have mnoral political andt ty religious pro'spcrity in all our 3. land. ,Another thought, the editor' in calling attention to the resolu tlolis, thiliks the sentillents good ts anti the lottery a g'reat curle and or blight upon the state yet implies a e doubt as to the p!ropriety of such resolutions coining from a great Christiaan organization. I take it, °1 though you do not say so that you n regard this action as contrary to t' the spirit and genius of our free nstituntions. 1 do not so under. y stand the matter. It is a moral question and every way a legiti mate matter for the considerations of not only all good citizens as such but of all Christian oragaiza. Stiouns in the state. I see as much - propriety in a conference of Christ Ii ian m:nisters and laymen canvass Sing and passing uponi the merits of this great lottery pullution as for the same men meeting as citizens at their re spective court houses and r passing simular resolutions and of seeking the co-operation of - all other citizens. I hope the resolutions and suggestiolns will have general attention and these noble Chriistian men will have the sympaithy and hearty co operation of all other Christian denomina tions in the state. W. S. COI'ELAND.. DI)oes Experwcace Count? It does,.inii crery line of business, and especially in compounding and preparing medicines. This is iliustratedi in thle great superiorit ty of Ileoo 's Sarsaparilla over other preparations, as shown by the rcmarkable cures it has ac complished. ''The lhe:id of the firm of C. I. liood & ;C. is a thoroughly ('competeut anli Cxperienced elhar. macist, having devoted his whole life to the study nndl actual pre par'ation of medicines. lIe is also a member of the 31assachusetts and Amerlican Pharniaceutical Associations, and continllues active ly devoted to supervising the prep aration of and managing the busi. ness connected with, lIood's Sarsaparilla. Hence thIe superiority and peculiar merit of lood's Sarsapa r'illa is built upon thei most sub. sta~a Il foundation. uIn its prelp aral there is represented all the nowldge whichi modern research in medical scicntce has doeveloped, comlined rl with long experience, braini-work, and ex periment. It is only necessary to give this ine'licin f II fu r trial to realize its great curative v:aue. Mr. C. I'P. liuntiungton will btild a handsome granite residetlnce o,, Fifth avenue, Ncw York. ''The! structure will cost several Ihlndred thousand dollars.