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VOL..___ .P DAOSANO 31.
VOL, XIII. LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY. DECEMBER 15, 1900
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THE LIGHT ON THE WAY. v
orrow co..ing up the slope
Coming right a ong
isoten to the bells of Hope,- ,
,We'll drown her with a song!
nrrow's only for a day: t
[op. is lighting up the way! e
lot in darkness do we grope;
When the storm strikes strong
sten to the bells of Hope,
Drown it with a song!. r
Listen to their singi ng!
Sorrow's only for a day: a
Elope is lighting up the way!
Hear the world's heart throb and beat
As she rolls along!
'horns but make the roses sweet,
Drown 'em with a song!
Listen to their singing!
lorrow's only for a dayt
dope is lighting up the way! .
TWO HOME COMINGS
By Anle Hamilton Domaell.
T T was one of Scarecrow's poorest
days. They were all poor. There t
were seldom many errands to do, a
and never, never enough to eat.
en a boy is only ten and lives all
by himself in the dreariest attic in
the dreariest tenement in the very. I
very dreariest alley in a great city,
and when the errands fail-well, is it t
may wonder a boy gets downhearted? I
Scarecrow was downhearted. The I
Invalid in the other attic across the bit f
>f a hallway had not heard him whis
tie for three days. She could hardly 1
have imagined beforehand how she
would miss the shrill, cheery sound.
When Scarecrow whistled it seemed i
o make it easier for her to draw the
needle through the stiff white cloth I
with her thin, weak fingers.
"Poor little fellow, he's a-dreadin' I
navin' her come home. No wonder he I
lin't whistlin'!" the invalid mused. t
Was that what Scarecrow was
hreading? Or was it something else? I
There were so many things to dread. i
He crept downstairs again and out I
through the noisome alleyway to a f
corner on one of the busy streets. 4
There he waited on listlessly. It was I
almost night when his good luck came.
"Errand, mister? Gotter errand fer
a feller? Kin.I run? gimme a try!
On'y a fiver to go a mile-dat's de bar- a
"Eh, eh, what's that?"
The looming figure half halted and I
looked down absently into the anxious
face. Then it went on. Scarecrow I
ran along beside it.
"Gotter errand, mister--say?"
"Oh, you want a job, eh? That's It."
"Yes, sir-wot'll yer bet I does! De 1
doctor has prescribed a dose er vittles I
fer me stummick. Oh, say, mister, t
mister! Gimme a job'!"
The figure slackened its pace again. I
"But I haven't any job-well, well,
let's see. Come with me. I suppose
you might run on ahead with the lit- i
tle chap's greens." 1
At a florist's up the street he bought
a load of trailing green vines and
cheap bright flowers and put them
in the boy's hands.
"Take them to Chandler street-one
hundred and seven. Here's a quarter.
Now run! the sooner you get there
Scarecrow gazed through a screen
of vines at the silver lying on his
grimy little palm. It took on enor
mous proportions and twinkled glorl
"I ain't got no change-I runs 'em
ter a fiver," he muttered.
The man towering above him
"Well, run this one 'fer' a quarter.
It's worth it-it isn't any common er
rand," he said. And his face as he
strode away was radiant with a sud
den joyful remembrance. No, no, this
was no common errand! This was
an errand out of a hundred-a thou
The man smiled joyously. In anoth
er minute Scarecrow felt his hand on
his shoulder again, and another ll
ver quarter dropped through the vines
into the small brown hand.
"It's worth it. Off with you!" The
It did not occur to him to distrust
the tattered little messenger. He was
not in a distrustful mood.
At Chandler street, 107, the lights
were all lighted. It seemed to be a
regular illumination. Scarecrow could
see through the unshaded windows a
big, bright room, that seemed full and
running over with eager-faced little
boys. Tall boys-short boys-curly
boys-straight boys--and one little
kilted boy who danced wildly about.
One, two. three-Scarecrow counted
boys. There were six of them! And
what was this they were doing? The
little street boy stood watching them
"W-e-l-c-o-m-e," he spelled slowly to
himself, as one by one the big green
paper letters were tacked up over the
mantel in the big, bright room. The
word, complete, meant nothing defi
nite to Scarecrow. He puzzled over
it curiously. Then he knocked loud
ly at the door beside the window. A
troop of boys answered the knock with
a headlong rush.
"Oh, oh! It's the flowers!-Daddy's
ent 'em! A boy's brought 'em!"
"The flowers have come!"
"An' the smlle-axel!"
"They're red an' pink an' yellow
in' they smell-my!'
In an instant little Scarecrov's arms
were empty, and the ruash ba k to the
bright-lighted room had beguL. Scare
crow plucked the sleeve of the rear
boy boldly and whispered:
"Say, wot's -de game?" he asked
eagerly. "Wot's dem letters in dere
"Why, don't you know?" the little
fellow exclaimed in astonishment.
"They spell 'Welcome,' because moth
er's coming home to-morrow. To-mor
row morning-yes, sir-reel They've
cured her at the hospital, and she's
eoming home. We've got pieces to
speak, and singing, and we're going to
drape the picture with vines and owr
a, I tel yOU there's times. when
our mother comes honme!"
IJttle Searerow crept away In the
lagh es. Brve the bright silver quar
ters clteed, uhmad Ia blh pseket,
5* we. t-h'nas.
:,.Pw9 s ~ arugs"- tel weny
when your mother comes home. That
Is what Scarecrow was thinking.
Scarecrow's- mother was coming
home, too, to-morrow. Had they A
"cured" her at that great. grim hos
pital for sick souls, over there? All
at once Scarecrow remembered some- 1
thing. She was coming out weeks
earlier, because of "good behavior,"
they said. Some one had told him.
Scarecrow was conscious suddenly of
being proud of his mother. He had a
never been proud of her in his life a
"Dey're goin' to let her out sooner c
along o' her behavin' good," he mur
mured, a little glow warming his thin,
brown cheeks. "Oh, I say, mebbe"-
his voice quavered excitedly-"mebbe
dey'se cured her!"
But there would be no green and
flowers or "welcome" on the wall. The
utter contrast smote Scarecrow like
a dull blow. He stopped in the street
and sobbed in sudden compassion.
There would be no vines, no flowers,
no singing-no anything-when Scare
crow's mother came home. That oth
er mother would have them all. E
Then the silver coins clinked remind- I
ingly. They bore inspiration straight 1
from the tattered pocket of despondent
Scarecrow to his brain under the tat- 4
tered cap. Fifty cents will "carry"
a great way sometimes, and it was
Scarecrow's trade to carry things.
There were the odds and ends of i
greens and the half wilted flowers that
the florist let him have cheap; there
were the buns and sausages and the
tea-and the bit of sugar and milk. 1
He carried them all home to the attic
in the dreary alley. All the way up
stairs, flight after flight. Scarecrow I
whistled. Across the dark hallway 1
the invalid woman took up her nee- 1
dle again and smiled.
"Maybe she ain't comin' home after
all-then I don't wonder he feels like
whistlin'," she thought. "It's dread- 1
ful good to hear him again!" r
The little attic was swept and pol
ished and decorated with the treasures 1
from the florist's. Scarecrow got up 4
at the first ray of daylight to do it.
And he set out his little feast on the
tilting old table. Over the one little
window he nailed a gigantic W that
he had fashioned patiently out of
shreds of green. It was crooked and 1
queer, but it was a W, and it began
the word welcome. He would explain
-she would understand.
"I wish I could remember de way
de other letters went," he thought,
standing off and eyeing the solitary
letter wistfully; "but I'll tell her wot it
stan's fer, an' how she's welcome
home again, and when she comes in
de door I'll set up an' whistle, loud.
Dat'll be de singin'."
It was midway in the dull,wet morn
ing when the mother of little Scare
crow came home. Sore-hearted and
hopeless, with the brand of shame on
her forehead, she dragged listlessly up
the stairs, flight after flight. She had
"been good" over on the Island, but
It was Scarecrow on the upper land
ing, nodding cheerfully. His little
brown, lean, hungry face was elate
"Yer come along in an' look, will
yer!" he cried, exultantly, hurrying her
before him. "It stan's fer 'Welcome,'
see?-it's de first letter. I couldn't
spell de rest. An' de flowers an' vines
an' de vittles-dey all stan's fer 'Wel
Then the boy's lips pursed into a
whistle, and the whole decorated little
attic was filled with shrill music.
A moment the mother gazed-for a
moment she listened uncomprehend
ingly. Then, with understanding,
arose something sweet and warm in
her calloused breast, and she caught
little whistling Scarecrow in her arms.
The music stopped when she kissed
him. He could never remember to
have been kissed before,and the proph
esy of better things was in the strange,
warm touch on his lips. The faith of
a little child and the love of a mother
were born then, and the squalid lit
tle attic blossomed into a home. It
would be easier to "be good" after
A Cat That Klli 5asakhe.
Miss Ruby Fleming, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. George M. Fleming, of thbls
place, has a cat that is not only a ine
mouser, but has developed a penchant
to kill snakes. This cat is a very fine
one and wears ribbons and bells,
through the pettish scheme of Miss
Ruby. One day last week she heard
the bells ringing vigorously. She
went to the door and saw a fight in
the yard shrubbery going on between
the cat and a very large moccasin
snake. The snake would dart its head
at the cat and she with her foot would
knock the head of the snake to one
side every time. Finally the cat
grabbed the snake by the back of the
neck and shook it considerably. Mr.
Fleming then came to the rescue and
killed the snake with a stick. A few
days after, the bells on the cat began
to ring again in the front yard. Miss
Fleming went out and found that the
cat was in another combat with a
huge snake. The cat put the snake to
rout, and as the snake attempted to
run in at the door Mr. Fleming killed
it also with a stick. This is a re
markable cat and one we would like
1to own.-Marletta (Ga.) Journal.
S The Longest Words.
A correspondent gives "Nonlntercom
munlcabllity" as the longest word in
the English language. While reading
the life of Archbishop Bensoc I came
across the following extract from his
diary for September, 1892 (page 441):
S"But the free kirk of the north of Scot
Sland are strong antidisestablishmen
tarlans"-ten syllables, twenty-six let
Sters. The longest Italian word con
tains eleven syllables and twenty-six
1 letters, and forms a whole line of a
e rhyme which is a well-known proverb:
Sht tropjpo in alto sal, cade sovente.
L He who rises too high often falls
- most precipltately.-Pall Mall Ga
5 rIem the DIary of a Wife.
* I am completely disheartened.
* To-night I ente'-ed the parlor sad
r. denly and found my husband lying on
a one of my lovely new sofa cushions.
"How impossible it is for a woman to
.e make a home in the true, sense when
r- she is married to such an inasensate
.Uomethe I feel that I aboul4 pa
- gr In 'a-miatrot ;oamnal
KNOWS ALL ABOUT WOOL C
A MAN WHO READS IT LIKE AN
OPEN BOOK: I
-is Can Tell You en live leeseds Which q
end of a libre Grew Nearest the g
skia-What Deersa is sad Other Re
markable !a. s.
To-day a woman having eaten a din- n
ner of which the piece de resistance is b
mutton, may stand before her mirror t
dressing in woollen and afterward use b
complexion lotions made of the grease f
from wool, without having considered c
how necessary the sheep has been to t
it all. t
The idea suggests the answer to the ,
old rhymed question of the school i
"Lazy sheep, pray tell me why, m
Thus in pleasant fields you lie,
Eating grass and daisies white
From the morning to the night?"
But there are people who do know
what the answer to this rhymed query
should be. J. HI. Howard, wool ex
pert, in the Chamber of Commerce
Building, knows. Show him a hun
dred-pound bag of wool and he may
even tell you in what State the owner
of the sheep lives. He can tell you in
five seconds which end of a fibre of
wool grow nearest the skin and which
pointed outward. If the sheep on
whose back the fibre grew has been
sick he can tell you in what month it
was ailing, or reduced in flesh. And
more than that, he will tell you that
a pair of trousers made from the wool
of an ailing sheep, or from one that
has been ailing, will bag at the knees
twice as quick as they would if made
from the coat of a healthy animal.
And, in addition to all this, he knows
what degras is.
You won't find the word in the die
tionary, but you can find the sub
stance in some form in almost any
drug store. In common English it is
the grease out of sheep's wool. In an
original package it is about ten shades
darker and browner than Is vaseline,
and it smells like a sheepfold on a
warm, showery afternoon. It is of the
consistency of butter, and, aside from
being the basis of half the toilet lo
tions and healing salves on the mar
ket, it is a by-product, meaning more
to the process of turning wool into
cloth than any other wool-washing
method ever devised.
Soaps and alkalies long have been
injurious to wool fibres in the washing
out of the fifteen to eighty-five per
cent. of grease and dirt that is found
in the natural fleece. Naphtha, fil
tered through great tanks of wool, car
ries the natural oil from the fibre to
the bottom. From this the naphtha is
separated, leaving the degras, which,
in one of its clarified forms, is the lan
aline of commerce. Washing wool so
treated in clear water cleanses it to
It is in the fibre of wool, whether
short or long, fine or coarse, weak or
strong, that fleeces are Judged.
One of the commonest marks of in
feriority in wool comes from the ill
ness of the animal on whose back it
grew. Anything that weakens the vi
tality of the animals affects the wool
fibre. The animal may have been well
in the fall and early winter. In mid
winter it may lose flesh for some rea
son and then fatten toward spring.
In such a case the wool growing at
that period shows marked structural
weakness. The fibre in such cases
breaks easily in the centre. If the
animal suffers in the fall the weak
place will be nearer the tip; if in the
spring it will be nearer the roots of
Wool such as this woven into cloth
breaks under strain, and the yarn
stretches as a consequence. In trous
ers, especially, It gives way at the
knees, giving that "baggy" effect so
detestible to the man who is fond of
As to baggy trousers, too, short sta
ple wools are conducive to the effect.
Twisted into yarn this short wool
gives under strain Just in proportion
to its length. It is this stretching of
the woolen yarns that makethebagged
Long staple wools are used for trous
ers patterns of the best quality. Otten
it is in the length of the wool fibres
only that a pair of $8 trousers differs
from a pair worth $15.
Time was in the history of English
tailoring when five to seven years was
the period for transferring wool from
the back of a sheep to the coat for the
back of the man. A ripening process
was considered necessary before the
fibre would take a lasting dye. To-day
the wool clipped in the early spring ls
spun and woven the next winter.
In the strhcture of wool hundreds of
little furry particles radiate from the
fibre toward the tip of the strand. To
take such a fibre between the thumb
and finger, rubbing thumb and finger
together with some pressure, the fibre
crawls from between them, moving
root foremost. A hair from the heai
acts in the same way, so that a sec
tion of a hair, cut from the middle of
Sa long braid, always points to the end
Sthat grew nearer to the scalp.
Sheep are said to have done more
Sfor the English landscapes than the
e Englishman. Certainly they have
done more for the English factory
than almost any other one resource.
lieturesque Wester, Slang,
g Each section has its own slang,
e which works Its way into the vocabu
s lares of the people almost uncon
:sieously. The President of the Board
Sof Regents of the University of Okla
homa is a cattleman named Bolton,
and as such he has the power to ap
Spoint the teachers In the Territorial
I schools. Not long ago a young woman
a of Guthrie applied for a position and
: enclosed several good recommenda
tions. Mr. Bolton examined them with
care, and sent the papers t, the secre
5 taey with this endorsement:
"I don't know this heifer person
ally, but her endorsements are good,
and you better turn her into the
SSome idea of the extent of walnut
eultre in California, says Meehan's
l Monthly, may be formed from the fact
Sthat al single large association in
e Southern California advertised for
Sbld for TO,0 reaks to be sU tl Uthe
uLnBwe t the cominL toP. - -
A TALE OF CENTRAL AMERICA.'I B
Chanes Meeting of an Omaeer Saved e
American From Rain There.
"When I first began banana plant
ing in Central America," said a resi
dent of that part of the world who fre
quently visits New Orleans, "I was tL
greatly annoyed by a neighbor who
made a business of luring away my
laborers. He was a cantankerous old
native who 'didn't like a gringo, no
how,' and as the jefe politico or magis- at
trate of the nearest town sided with "
him and shared his views, I was in a
fair way of being broken up in busi- ea
ness. About that time I had occasion St'
to make a trip to the capital, and while
there I ran across a young officer
whom I had met the year before dur
ing Mardi Gras in New Orleans. He re
was a first-rate fellow, and I had done W
my best on that occasion to make him bi
enjoy his stay, but the incident had
passed almost entirely out of my mind.
He remembered it, however, and ri
greeted me like a long-lost brother, re
marking incidentally that he was now
first secretary to His Excellency, the
Minister of War. In the course of our
talk I told him of my troubles on the
plantation, and he asked me a few cas
ual questions about the local magis- to
"Next week I returned, and when I
rode into town on the way to my place
I was amazed to see the jefe politico
come tearing out. of his house bare
headed, and salute me like a prince of
the blood. He begged me to dismount
and honor his poor abode with my
presence, that we might discuss the
outrages that had been heaped upon
me by my villainous neighbor. I was
dazed by such a change in his usually i
insulting demeanor, and told him not
to worry about the matter, that I
would have a talk with the planter
next day, and no doubt we could come
to an understanding. 'Impossible, se- i
nor,' exclaimed the jefe. 'The wretch
is now in prison, incommunicado.'
Then I began to understand. It
seemed that my Mardi Gras chum,
the attache, had sent a red-hot letter q
by special courier, and the old jefe,
scared half out of his wits, had imme
diately arrested his friend and thrown
him into a dungeon. I laughed so that F
I nearly fell off my horse, and ordered 14
him to release the prisoner at once. a
After that I was treated with the most
distinguished consideration by every- t
body in the department, and I really t
owe my start in Central America to 0
the bread I cast upon the waters
in New Orleans. The Latin republics h
are all right as places of residence if
you only stand in."-- New Orleans o
A Well-Dressed Pauper.
Tn all large cities there is a way of
getting rid of all undesirable persons B
by means of giving them a "pauper's
pass" to some city to which they want
It seems that a lawyer who is quite
well known about town and who, like
many other persons, is not averse to
traveling on a free ticket, had made
several requests to a certain official
for a pass to New York. He had been
refused a number of times, but with
a persistence worthy of a better cause,
he continued to bore his official friend.
Finally he was supplied with the
magic pasteboard, and without looking
at it he went to the railroad station,
paid for his seat in the parlor car,
thinking that, as long as he was trav
eling on a pass, he could at least afford
the luxury of a chair in the parlor 1
car. When the conductor came along
the lawyer, who, by the way, is a man
of rather imposing appearance, was
reading a paper, and with the non- 1
chalance supposed to be second nature
to those who never pay their carfare,
held out his pass, never even glancing
at the conductor. That official took
the pass, read it carefully, looked at
the holder of it, and then examined
the pass again with considerable c-re. .
The lawyer, noticing that the conduc
tor seemed to be giving the pass more
than ordinary attention, stared at the
offoticial with a manner that Indicated
that he might at least be a director,
and asked with considerable warmth:
S"Anything the matter with that pass?"
Theconductor looked at his question
er in a quizzical way, and then said:
"No, the pass is all right; but you
are certainly the best dressed pauper
I ever saw."-Boston Evening Tran
A musical bicycle is the invention
of a Chicago man, and was designed
for the purpose of furnishing music
for the rider of the wheel and his com
panions, in order to brea. the monot
ony during long and tedious runs.
The mechanism, which is quite sim
ple, is mounted on an iron frame
Smade to fit Into that of the machine.
SOn this frame are stretched piano
wires, while on the crosspiece are some
small hammers operated by pins on
rthe cylinder, and made to strike the
wires. The cylinder is rotated by
I worn gears placed at its left hand end
Sand driven from the crank shaft by a
cord and pulley. The inventor has
Sforeseen the case when the riders
Sshould tire of the music by providing
a small lever for throwing out the
Sgears and thus stopping the cylinder.
e The tune may be varied by putting in
e new cylinders and the time of the air
Vmay be quickened by increasing the
- speed of the wheel.-Scientific Ameri
Governed by Reaets.
Six Gertnan States are now governed
. by Regents-the Kingdom of Bavaria
and the principality of Llppe Detmold
Son account of the insanity of their
- rulers; the principality of Reuss of
the younger line, where the Prince
. has turned the Government over to
I his son; t;:? Duchy of Brunswick,
Swhich is held by Prussia pending a
d settlement with the house of Hanover,
Sand the Duchies of Mecklinburg
h Schwerin and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha,
Swhose rulers are not yet of age.
- Among the Dunkards of Pennsylva
i nia there is a belief that there are
e plants born without spirits, by which
is meant that they will never flower
nor bear fruit (the seed of the flower
is its fruit), and there are professional
t discriminators who go around in the
a spring and select the spirit plants
t from the seedlings when transplanted
n from the hot beds, throwing aside
ri those which will not repay cultivation.
* Their skill Is remarkable, as al the
.nnelp -onk eni*h
BRAVE REPORTER'S BEAT
NOW T. B. FIEDLERS RISKED HIS LIFE et
TO LAND IT.
Leaped From the Fulda's Slde at Mid
nlght to a Tag and Made Hl Way
to the City in Time to Give Hie Paper
an Exclusive Story.
Frank Marshall White, in the last ti
number of the VWide World Mag- au
asine, tells in vivid style the story of
the New York Times' famous "scoop"
on the occasion on the loss of the
Word had been rcceived from Fire
island in the Times' office on a Sunday
afternoon that the Fulda, which had
rescued 300 of the Oregon's passengers, a
was waiting below Quarantine for
high tide so that she could cross the
bar and come up to the city. it
There were only three men in the
Times' office when the dispatch ar
rived, W. H. J. Kenny, now a promi
nent politician; Tracy Bronson, who is
still a member of the staff,and Thomas
B. Fielders, at present in London. e
where he has been editor of the Pall i
The three secured a tug, went down
to the Fulda, were admitted on board a
under the impression that they were
quarantine officers, and secured the
story they were after.
They wrote out five columns between
them, but when they attempted to
leave the vessel they were chagrined
to be told by the captain that they o
would not be permitted to leave the 0
vessel until the Fulda had passed
Their expostulation and prayers were
in vain. It looked as though with a
great beat in their very grasp they
were to lose it through a German offi
cer's obstinacy. C
Fielders, in the meantime, did some
hard thinking. He looked over the side
and saw the tug on which he and his
companions had come aboard, thirty
feet below, about to push off.
Turning to his companions, he re
quested them to give him their copy.
"What are you going to do?" asked
"Take it to the office," responded
Fielders, calmly. "We can't afford to
let these foreigners beat an American
newspaper out of its news."
"But how are you going to get to
the office?" inquired Kenny, beginning
to brighten up. "Those four sailors
over there have been given orders to
watch us, and the companion-ladder is
hauled up, anyway."
"I am going to jump over the side
on to the tug," said Fielders, quietly.
"Do you see that light? That is the
Quarantine station, and in an hour or
two there'll be fifty reporters on board
getting news without any trouble,
which we've been at so much pains and
expense to get. I can get over the I
side before any sailor can get hold
of me, catch one of the stays of the l
tug's smoke-stack, and then slide down
"But if you miss it you'll kill your
self," said Kenny.
"That's just the reason I'm not go
ing to miss it," returned the reporter.
"Quick, give me your copy; we haven't
any time to lose."
"I don't just like the idea," began
Kenny, reluctantly, "but, still, I know
you're pretty good at such things."
And both handed over the matter they
Fielders put the bunch of precious
manuscript in his inside pocket and
buttoned his coat over it. He then
took off his overcoat and his gloves,
and asked them to throw them over
to the tug after him, as they would
be an incumbrance in making the
Anyone who has ever seen a little
tugboat alongside an ocean steamer
will realize the peril of Fielder's un
The top of the tug's smoke-stack did
not reach the level of the Fulda's deck,
and Fielders would drop at least fifteen
feet before reaching even the iron
stays, or guy-rods, that held the
smoke-stack firm. Then, if he missed
his aim, or his grip on the rod faildd.
he would certainly fall to the tug's
deck and break his back or neck, or
else go overboard between the two
vessels. More than this, he had to
Sjump at least ten feet to catch the
r stay-rod, since that was as near as
the tug could get to the steamerwhich
was now forging ahead so rapidly that
the smaller vessel was fast falling
1 Quick as a flash Fielders dashed to
a the side of the vessel and before any
- of the crew could stop him he sprang
- off, caught the stay of the tug's smoke
stack and slid down to the deck.
It was half-past three o'clock in the
e morning when the tugboat landed
Fielders at the Battery, and before
e four o'clock the printers were at work
a on the copy.
a And this story explains how It was
e that the New York Times was the
y one New York newspaper that pub
lished the complete details of the Ore
a gon disaster on the morning after the
a big steamiship sank.
WVhen the ]tain Fall,.
S"Barsa ka salta," the game of haz
e ard recently prohibited in Ihdia by the
. English Government, cannot be played
n except when It rains, for, in fact, it
r consists of betting on the date of rain
Sand the quantity that may descend
" from the skies. On the porticoes there
are certain tubs introduced which
have a perpendicular pipe in their cen
d tres, the pipe being provided with
a equal division marks or notches. The
d point of the game is to determine in
Sadvance just what time a certain
t height will be reaced by the water.
e The natives have pursued this method
o of gambling with such passion that
Squarrelsc. and dangerous ones. often re
a suited, and hence the ruling of the
r, English Government to make the play
SA Preiletion Coneerningl the Jews.
Unless the Zionist movement suc
ceeds, and a country is provided where
. the Jews who have not assimilated
.e with other nations may go and be at
h peace and find complete liberty, the
, race will die, Judging by the present
, rate of increasing oppression. But
I the Zionist plan is going to sceceed.
e It must. It will not be done quickly,
Showever. Though the framework so
d the sturcture may be put up in our
le day, it will take generations to supply
, the walls and the internal arruange
) meuta.4-u; ~ wPidn I the
A Swiss antiquarian recently diseow
ered at Sils, in the Engadine, a roll
marked "illegible papers." It con
tained 150 valuable historic docu
ments, some of them dating back as
far as 1350.
The term "lobster" was used in this
country as early as 1775 as an Indica
tion of contempt. John Adams in his
argument in defence of the British
soldiers on trial for murder because of
complicity in the "Boston Massacre"
refers to the name "lobster" as one of
the epithets applied by the populace
to the soldiers.
In India a curious railway accident stl
occurred lately. While a train was in les
Ruxaul station a terrific storm began, ty,
and, although the brake was applied thi
in the van and on the engine the force
of the wind was such that the train
was driven along the line. The en
gine dashed through the buffer stop wr
at the end of the line and traveled
along about six lengths of rail laid wi
end to end without fishplate fasten- CO
ings. After leaving these roils the en
engine plowed along the embankment, o
and then came fortunately to a stand- a
The following unique legal paper e
was recently filed in a Kansas court:
"E. L. Warner, of Lawful age. Being
duley sworn on oath depothes and un
says-That One John McKibbon did c
on or auout the 4th days of February ei
A. D. 1888 did then and their in the ,
County and State Foresead did Will- A
fully Malisiously and Unlawfully de- In
fain and Liable the sead aflant E. L. r
Warner in that mad affiant had stolen B
Oats from the sead John McKibbon- i,
on or about ith day of January A. D. a,
1888 Contrary to Statutes in like Cases ei
Made and provided." is
.The ingenuity of architects and is
builders is sometimes severely taxed
to provide for the comfort of the
dwellers in lofty apartment houses.
In New York City plans have been li
filed for a gigantic building of this a;
kind to stand on Fifth avenue, and 8
to be connected with a well-known g
restaurant across the street by a tun- el
nel, finely fitted up and lighted, where- e
by the occupants of the apartment b
house can go out to their meals in all ,
kinds of weather without the neces- i,
sity of putting on hats. The only a
drawback appears to be that they are o
limited in their choice of a restaurant. h
Ice is sometimes formed in India, v
when the air is at fifteen or twenty
degrees above freezing, by exposing f
water at night in earthenware pans a
resting on rice straw in little hollows i
in the ground. An ice industry de- i
pending on the same principle has ,
been discovered by O. H. Howarth at ,
an elevation of 8000 or 9000 feet in a ,
valley of Oaxaca, Mexico. A large s
number of shallow wooden troughs d
are filled with water, and during win
ter nights become covered with a thin t
sheet-never exceeding an eighth of e
an inch in thickness-of ice, which is t
collected and buried in considerable I
masses in the earth. In these pits the
ice consolidates, being then cut when
needed and carried to the towns on
China's Westminster Abbey.
The Temple of Confucius, at Chu
fou-hsien, is the Westminster Abbey i
of China, and the grave of that sacred I
personage is the most noted spot in 1
r the grounds. A sacred mound ser- I
mounts the remains of Confucius. Near 1
L the mound is a building erected for s
the meditation of those who nseder I
e homage to the greatest Chinaman who a
r has ever lived. Near by is a tree, said
to have been planted by Confucius-or, 1
rather the trunk of it, for it is dead. 4
The tree is on a circular stand od
stones and mortar, close by a hug
Stable of stone that looks like marble,
nhaving been polished by a devotee.
SThe mounadi is only twelve feet high. (
Before it is a table bearing the name
and the works of the man buried be- I
Sneath, and at the foot of the tablet
· is the famous incense vase.
· The inscription readM: "Ohlh Bhang
· Helen Shih K'ung Tin," which means
e the perfect sage, the former teacher.
* the philosopher K'ung. Near to the
Stomb of Confucius is that of his son,
t who died four years before the Chi
nese seer; but the tomb of the grand
son attracts more notice because it is
o almost as grand as that of Confucius.
There are thousands of graves near
the shrine of Confucius, and the nearer
Sthey are the better the lot of the de
parted, according to the bellef of the
SChinese. The keepers of the temple
d demand a fee before showing the place
e to foreigners.-London Mail.
£ lreseh rsued.
s The Parisians are copying after the
e proverbial Yankee in shrewdness, but,
- like all imitators, they lack the skill
e- of the genuine. It now seems that at
c the Paris Exhibition, what was sup
posed to be the biggest telescope in
the world, and which was to bring the
moon within four miles of the world,
Sis a fake. The full moon thus shown
e is always a full moon. In fact, the
d telescope is no telescope at all in the
proper sense of the word, for in place
n of the object-glass Is a large transpar
d ency of the moon. No matter whether
e the moon in the sky be new or in
Sthe quarters, the view shown is sl
n- ways in the fulL Now, if this had
h been a Yankee, he would at least have
e carried the joke far enough to repre
n sent Luna in all her phases.-Philadel
in phia Record.
lh Belyl t His Jaws.
at Shark stories, with some reason, re
Scommonly received with incredulity.
eA well authenticated anecdote. how
y ever, is told of Dr. Frederic Rill, an
English surgeon of distinction.
A man fell overboard in the Indian
ic- Ocean and almost into a shark's
re mouth. Hill, who was standing close
ed to the rail, grabbed a beraying pin
at and without a moment's hesitation
be jumped to save the sailor.
at The great brute was just turning on
Ut his back to bite when Hill drove the
s. belaying pin right through both jawll
ly Both men were got on board abaln un
ar "Perhaps that fellow woa't want
ly anothe- toothpick. kias any one got
e a clean shirt to letad? This was my
(' last," wfer t ol wo t the1P
Mantel Draperies Tabooed.
No home with any pretensions of
style or daintiness has mantel draper
les any more. They never were pret
ty, and now fashion has recognized
this fact and tabooes them entirely.
Sashets tor the Lme Closet.
Fragrant sachets for the linen closet,
wardrobe and dressing cases which
will retain their perfume are filled
with the following ingredients, all
coarsely powdered: Two ounces of lav
ender flowers, four grains of musk,
one ounce of coriander, one ounce of g
aromatic calamus, one-half dram of I
rhodium wood, one and one-quarter
ounces orris root and one and one
eighth ounces of rose leaves,
In the Matter of Ruos. Ci
One of the artistic home decorator's
unwritten laws is always to have one
centre rug in the dining-room large
enough to hold the chairs comfortaUly
when people are seated at the table.
A number of small rugs dispersed at
intervals may be permissible in other ino
rooms, but not in the dining-room. la
Brass nails and sockets now come for Be
fastening rugs to the floor, and these as
are often used. Strips of lead fast- 81
ened in an invisible facing underneath Sc
is another way of preventing rugs Y
from curling up or slipping on a pol- V
Wbat Reonomy in Coal eans,.
If the American housewife knew po
litical economy, as indeed many do
and all should, she would be con
science-stricken and declare herself :
miserable sinner because of the way
she wastes fuel. Kitchen fires strunti
enough to run an enUlae broil tll?
breakfast chop. The furnace is heaped
witl coal and forgotten until the house -
is unbearably heated; then windows
and doors are thrown open to cool it
off, and no one heeds that energy-
heat-sufficient to work wonders in
producing wealth is being east to the
winds. The same housewife who per
mits this wrong is sensitive to the
fact that by her moral and intellectual i
acts the future of unborn generations
is conditioned. She knows she has it
in her power-the power Qf every indi
vidual-to increase or diminish the
moral force of humanity. Is it not
worth while remembering, too, that
she has it in her power to Increase or
diminish the industrial force?
The greatest single factor of indus
trial force is coal. The housewife who
economises coal does something more
than save her husband's money. She
is conserving for all humanity a neces
sary of life, on which, in the first in.
stance, the bread and butter of pres
ent and future generations depend.
The OCare of Brie-a-Bre.
When the inside of vases difficult to
get at become coated with deposit
I from fowers, It may be removed by
dipping a piece of cane, beaten out
fiat, into pumice powder and rubbing
the interior of thp vase hard with the
stick, afterward washing" thoroughly,
Hydrochloric acid in the proportion
of one part to eight parts of water
I will remove any ordinary deposit. For
most kinds of breakages the services
of an expert will be required. But
small repairs, as of china, which has
Snot been in use, may be done at home.
The article to be glued must be per.
feetly dclean, and only a small amount
of cement should be used. A good
adeal of firm pressure is required tc
keep the parts in place. This may be
t effected by tying tape around the ar
ticle being glued and inserting small
Swooden wedges where special press~ I
ame is needed. Sometimes, as in the
Scase of Etruscan ware, after the pleces I
Sare glued the deficiencies may be filled
, with plaster of Paris, mixed with lime
water, and the crack tinted with wa
ter color of the proper tint. If the fill
Ing between the wires of Cloisonne
h. as been loosened and lost the gat
r may be filled with white sealing wax
and afterward tinted to the right hue.
Imitation pottery made to look like
Clolsoun. by the use of inserted wire
e and wax fillings should never be
washed in water hot enough to met'
the wax. Tortoise shell combs may bh
polished by the use of a little violet
powder, rubbing it hard with the palmi
Sof the hand. Sweet oil and rotten
Stone may also be used.-New York
!NJL* R CIPI.'
Re oasted Tomatoes-Remove the core,
Sinsert a bit of butter, salt and pepper
r and plag the opening with a piece of
r bread. Bake in a hot oven for about
Sfifteen mlnutes,basting frequently with
- melted butter,.
S urrant Catsup-Stew four pounds
o ripe currants and one and one-half
Spounds of sugar until quite thick; then
add one pint of vinegar, one teaspoon
ful each of salt, ground cloves and
pepper, and one teaspoonful of ground
cinnamon. Bottle and seat
y, Cranberry Glace-Boil a quart ol
-. cranberries and a cup of sugar till the
L berries are perfectly soft. Put their
through a sieve and add two ounces
n of gelatine that has been soaked hall
Ssn haour. Let it come to a boll and
Spoor into a mold. When perfectly cold
u derve with whipped cream.
a Curds and Jam-Make two quarts ol
jt3ket with unseasoned sweet milk
SrAs soon as It sets cut the curd inte
ha mob squares with a knife, then placte
. gver bhot water until it reaches the
n. meaitng point; let stand about ter
inuteM-oE the fire-then drailn th
t wbhey ot. When thoroughly draleno
t pet a genereus spoonful in each indi
u id Uel ancs dish, make a well 14 tht
.m ..a and Illwith redauber
S. e? r~ #ti~~~~~·
G 8ueTit oif LouiuiaIl.
Governor-W. W. H.srd,
Lieutnant-Governor- Albert Esto
Secretary of State--John Michel.
Superintendent of Education--John
Auditor-W. 8. Frasee.
Treasurer-Ledoun E. Smith.
U. 8. SENATOB~.
Don daferey and 8. D. McEnery.
1 District--. C. Davey.
2 Distriot--dolph Meyer.
8 District-R. F. Broussard.
4 District-P Braseale.
5 Distriot--F. E. Ransdell.
6 District--S. M. Robinson.
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