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VOL BANNER=DfEMOCRAT" 1
VOL XIV. LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 7, 1901. NO. 1.
By CLIFGox BIxcGAr.
hle'nre only a mother's treasures,
A curl of golden hair,
A dolly limp and broken,
And a frock you used to wear;
And her tears are falling on them,
For once you were her own,
But you were wed this morning,
And she is left alone l
'Twas hard to say good-bye, deet,
'Twas hard to let you go,
But ahl the years bring joys and
That only mothers know.
She looks at all her treasures,
And her tears fall like sweet rain;
She feels your tiny fingers
Upos her cheek again;
She smans to hear your footstep
Along the nursery floor
As shq gazes almost blinded,
At the baby's shoes you wore.
'Twas hard to part with you, dear,
She always loved you so;
The love that's best beyond the rest,
That only mothers know.
It seepms to her a dream, dear,
You've gone away a bride,
And that she will wake to-morow
To find you by her side.
Alt, no, the tears are true ones,
But on her bended knee
She still can pray God bless you.
Though still alone is she.
For life's made sweet by love, dear,
Where'er our footsteps go.
But angels write in words of light
The light that mothers know.
Tom's liserable Luck.
IT B AMSs 0. PUBDY.
"I dunno how 'tis our Tom always has
such miserable luck. . I'm sure no boy
tries harder for a chance to work, and
no boy's capable than he is, but things
always seem to go against him, some
Indeed, there seemed to be some
ground for Mrs. Gill's complaint. Tom
certainly did have a great many falls
in his wrestle with the world. He was
bright and active, not vicious and not
lazy. He found plenty of opportuni
ties to work, but the opportunities did
"Tom hasn't got influence," his
mother would sigh in explanation. "It
takes influence to push a boy on, and
how's a poor boy to get any influence ?"
When Tom was discharged from the
Electrical Works, he assumed that his
place was wanted for the son of some
stockholder. The manager's explana
tion was different, but Tom's mother
As winter approached, the need at
home was more urgent than ever, for
the mother herself had fallen down the
cellar stairs, and was wofully lame in
"I ought to have remembered that
broken step," she said, dolefully. "Toni
was goin' to fix it when it first got
broke, but he kept puttin' it off, some
Under pressure of necessity, Tom
announced himself as an odd jobber.
He was handy and apt at many things;
he could put an electric bell in order,
rig up an electric gas-lighting attach
ment, put a new washer on a leaky spi
got, contrive a kitchen shelf, mend a
broken bracket, replace a shattered win
dow-pane. All these things he under
Mrs. Byrd gave him his first trial. She
was not rich, she did not even keep a
servant, but her word of commendation
went far with the many rich people
among her friends. Being interested in
Tom's mother, she gave the boy two or
three small jobs to do, and he did them
"You might try him," she said to her
friends, "but don't promise any steady
work till we see how he holds out. For
he has had an unbroken run of what his
mother calls 'miserable luck.' Perhaps
his luck has changed now."
So Tom was given a good many jobs.
Presently winter was close at hand, and
furiace ires must be started.
"Build mine at once," Mrs. Byrd said
to Tom. "I will tell you exactly how
I wish it managed." And she concluded:
"I take you on trial for two weeks. It
depends on yourself whether the trial
shahll last longer than that."
Then she was reminded that some boy
had broken a pane of glass in the cellar
window facing north.
"Put a whole pane of glass in there,"
she said, "before the first freeze. It
won't do to have that watr-pipe frozen."
"I'll put it in to-modrow morning."
"Very well, I'll trust you for that."
The mild weather lasted nearly a fort
night after this, and furnace fires were
kept as low as possible. Tom had sev
eral of them to attend to, but not quite so
many as at first. Already his miierable
luek had caught up with him again. Sev
eral of his new employers had dispensed
with him. Mr.- Crane told him boluntly
that, since he had "skipped" a day, he
need not come back to finish weather
stripping the windows. When he went
to lay Mrs. Wilson's vestibule oilcloth.
he found it already in place. It was dis
couragiing but still Tom did not give up.
The disappointment at Judge Grey's
came near making him do that. however.
He was called there to put an electric
bell in order, and to put new wires to
the gas-lighting attachment. He soon
had the bell working perfectly, but when
he went back, three days later, with the
wire for the other job, he found that a
regular electrician had been called in his
stead, and that the work was already
done. Why? Certainly no electrician in
the city could do that job better than
Tom Gill could do it: and just because
he had put of doing it for a couple of
The cold weather came suddenly
People woke in the alght shivering fo.
more blankets, and the next morning all
ponds were overed with ice. Then tha
wind roe, and came in an arctic gal
straight from the north. It Mblew so all
day andJs alght, and before the scoad
morning dawned the cold was bitter.
That second morning Tom was a fe
half how late in etting to Mrs. Byrd's
She was in the kitchen to receive him
and ha mnoMd a eartala amaul b-
doasmese I her mamr.
SJuI tfast a h s lu' thsm r
.. As hIt Wl r) gIai hiu L
"Bed felt so good, I lay a little too long."
"Just a little," said Mrs. Byrd,
smoothly. "Now that you mention it, I
think you have been late every morn
ing; a half-hour or so."
Tom gave her an apprehensive look.
"Well, you see them warm mornings I
thought it wouldn't make any difference.
"But isn't a bargain a bargain ?" she
asked, calmly. "You know you agreed
to be here every morning at half past six
and don't you think I had a right to ex
pect you at that time? I may be wrong,
but it seems to me it was none of your
business what the weather was."
"Oh, well, if you look at it that way
"And another thing," she interrupted
him, in the same even tone. "Yesterday
morning you left the furnace with only
a very little coal in it, saying you would
come back after breakfast. I am afraid
your mother was worse, or you certainly
would have come, especially as it was
such a cold day."
"N-no, ma'am, mother wasn't worse,
but-I'll tell you. One of our neighbors
came in and wanted me to put up her
stove-just a thank-you job--and I
thought just for once maybe it wouldn't
be any hardship for you to put on a
shovelful or two, till-"
"No hardship at all, I assure you, for
I didn't do it. I was out most of the day
and all the evening. Didn't you find the
fire rather low when you came in the I
"Yes, ma'am, but I coaxed it up as
well as I could, and I thought it would
"I imagined so, for the house seemed
cold to me when I came in. Don't you
think it is a little below normal this 1
She led him into the dining-room; it I
was as cold as a sawmill. "Perhaps it
would be as well to go down now and
see what can be done to improve mat
ters," she said, and with the same dan
gerous sweetness of manner she opened
the cellar door and followed close be
hind him down the stairs.
"Oh! Oh! Oh!"
I At the foot of the stairway Tom stop
F ped, pale, speechless, overwhelmed. The
I cellar was flooded with water, and a
s small cataract was still pouring into it.
- The water-pipe had burst.
Mrs. Byrd, close beside him, uttered a
e cry of fresh dismay. Bad as the situa
a tion had been fifteen minutes earlier, it
s was worse now. Her voice roused Tom
s from his stupor, and he splashed away
t through the water to the cut-off, turned
- it, and so stopped the rush. Then he
I waded to the furnace; it was fireless,
and had been so since the night before.
s There, staring him out of countenance,
t was the vacant space into which he had
I promised to put a pane two weeks ago.
"I-I thought a few more days
e wouldn't matter-and I wasn't expecting
s the freeze yet, and anyhow I put a board
e against it last night. It must have
- blown in," he muttered, trying to ex
r cuse himself.
"And you are the one that never went
,t back on a bargain!"
r Some of Mrs. Byrd's friends had never
e seen her angry, but she had her full
a share of human nature, and now she
was fairly ablaze with wrath and scorn.
,t Her tone and the look she gave Tom
u made him burn with shame. There
t could be no possible doubt about her
opinion of him, and for the first time
in his life he felt that it was the opinion
n he deserved.
"Never went back on a bargain !" she
repeated. "Yon never did anything else!
r, I knew your record, but I thought you
might have learned a lesson at last, so I
i_ gave you one more chance; and this is
a the use you have made of it! You have
I- cheated every friend I recommended you
r to. Even patient Judge Grey could not
put up with your dilly-dallying! You
Ie are an out-and-out swindler from first
a to last!"
n "No, ma'am, I ain't! Excuse me, but
le I ain't !" He came and looked straight
,n into her angry eyes. There was a new
r sort of dignity in his respectful tone and
n in his pale face. "I was, but my luck's
changed, and 1 ain't now."
r "Go! I have no patience for any
ly more experiments. Go!"
>r He went meekly up the stairs. She
is followed him slowly, with the uncom
s fortable feeling every sensible person
has after a fit of anger; she had said
s. more than the occasion called for. Be
d sides, there had been a ring of sincerity
in his voice and a look in his eyes that
id added to her discomfort.
When she reached the kitchen Tom
1: was at the door, ready to go out. He
It faced her, and in a businesslike tone
at said the most unexpected thing possi
ble: "What plumber shall I go for?
y That pipe must be fixed right away."
ir "What have you to do with that?
Don't you understand? You are dis
It "No, ma'am, I ain't. Excuse me, but
really I ain't. You see it's just this
way. I've got to keep on working for
you, and for all the rest of the folks
that's dropped me, so as to make up for
t. the way I've been doing. Understand ?'
re I ain't asking pay from you or from
. them; only to make it up to you. I can
o see now that I'm in debt, and I want to
le prove that my luck's changed."
S She wavered an instant, then laughed
d in spite of herself. "I really believe your
y luck has changed! It used to be that
ie you wouldn't stay in a situation, and
r- now you won't stay out of one! Well,
,t run off and get Brbwn, the plumber,
h. here as soon as you can. Then come
s back and build that furnace fire. The
p. house is as cold as a barn, and I want
's my breakfast."
r. He went and came. And all winter he
ic kept coming and going, not only to
to that house, but to one after another of
>n the houses that had dispensed with him.
:n His employers wondered if the reform
le would last; but long before spring all
a were convinced that his luck had
is changed indeed. Before another winter
ycame he was back in the Electrical
in Worka, sad there he has stayed ever
an slas. _
All sorts of old receptacles are now
ly. made from papier mache, according to
or the Nadlrs Merhant. The most na
an turl leking fruait and vegetables, either
heis (athe single apple, pear, peach or pot
de to or i. the cutest little baskets, are
dal nrtd into boxes for holding all
ad sortsd trhleti. In this line,' oo, sur
prses await ome, as in a hall ripe to
.1 .a Yes take it in your hand, and
Pra if pee sae a woman, even a "new" one,
, thee Is a little squeal, for a horrid
. mmg s aIsle up at you. A wedge
rm mssu o i nifda t mal asd a
I, ~~riniad SlsbsD,
EXTRAORDINARY DINING ROOMS (
Anything From a Barrel to the Swell-Box
of an Organ. a
An invitation to dine in a barrel has
in itself no great element of attraction;
but when the barrel takes the form of a
champagne tun large enough to hold
£2oo,000 worth of the seductive bever
age, and when the dinner is one of a
dozen courses, each perfect of its kind,
the temptation assumes quites a different I
complexion. . I
This was the invitation issued two
years ago to 155 chosen guests by 1
Messrs. Fruhinshaltz & Co., of Nancy,
and the dining saloon was a colossal
champagne tun built for the Paris Ex- 1
position of last year.
This tun was in the shape of an enor
mous barrel, 31 feet in length and dia
meter, with a capacity of 92,400 gallons;
so capacious was it, in fact, that a small u
army of 3,000 men could have been 1
packed in its interior. The mere pre
paration of the wood for its construction
9ccupied four months; a year was spent
in building it; its cost was £2,4oo and it
was so heavy that a strong locomotive
would be required to draw it.
Within this truly regal cask covers
were laid for 155 guests, just as many I
as the workmen who had made it; and
for two hours a sumptuous feast, rang
ing from an overture of potage a la bis- I
que d'ecrevisses to a dessert that would 4
have tempted Lucullus, was partaken of.
More remarkable even than this I
strange banquet was one which, a year
ago, tempted the appetite of two dozen I
villagers on the northern coast of Nor
way. An enormous whale, a Great
Northern rorqual, had drifted ashore,
bringing an unexpected fortune in oil 4
and blubber and whalebone to its for- 1
tunate finders. He was a monster, even 4
of its kind, measuring eighty feet "from
snout to tail," and yielded over £2,500
in bone and oil.
In honor of such a rich treasure trove
the finders decided to give a banquet in
the most 'novel dining room on record,
the inside of a whale, which, after the
removal of the blubber, afforded ample
sitting room for thirty guests. How
far the appetite of the guests was af
fected by the unesthetic atmosphere is
not recorded, but it is said that some of
the diners, toward the end of the meal,
were so enamored by their quarters
that they expressed the determination to
stay there forever, and were only eject
ed by muscular force.
More than one banquet has been serv
ed in the interior of a large organ. The
most notable, perhaps, was that given
by the Silbermanns, a century ago, in
the magnificent organ of the Royal
Catholic Church, Dresden, when the vox
humana stop was more predominant than
it has ever been since.
Forty years or more ago ten guests
sat down to a perfect little dinner in
the swell-box of a Leeds organ; and the
famous organ of the Sydney Town Hall
was similarly converted into a dining
room in which its health was drunk by
a much more numerous body of diners.
It is no uncommon thing in California
to dine and dance inside the trunk of
one or other of the . enormous trees
which are so common there, some of
which are over 300 feet high and ninety
feet in circumference. In the hollow
interior of one of these giants of the
forest, in Calaveras Grove, a memorable
banquet was given some years ago.
The trunk, which was thirty feet in
diameter, afforded ample accommoda
tion for the fifty guests invited, and
;after the dinner was disposed of and
the tables cleared away twenty-five
couples danced until far into the morn
TITLES NO LONGER CHARM.
Foreign Noblemen Now Held Decidedly
at a Discount
Foreign noblemen have ceased to be
the fashion among our smart set, in spite
of all that is said to the contrary, and
realizing this they are manifesting a dis
position to keep away from Newport this
year T'hey are decidedly at a discount.
Our people no longer consider them as
• orthy of any particular attention, and
matter, have come to such a pass that
to be a titled foreigner is a drawback
rather than an advantage from a social
pein: of view, since we are always dis
posed to fight shy of the stranger with
in our gates, and to speculate as to what
the object of his visit may be. Of that
Swe are convinced, and if it is not our
huiresscs, it is as a general rule some
more or less ingenious attack upon our
There have been vague rumors of
the disreputable and penniless Prince
Henry of Orleans coming to Newport
next month, but I cannot find that there
is any foundation for these stories, es
pecially now that Mrs. Ogden Goelet and
her daughter, May, are remaining in
Europe for the summer and fall, and
so far as I can discover there will be
no foreign noblemen at all at Newport
save the secretaries connected with some
of the foreign embassies.
We are becoming decidedly more ex
perienced and more worldly wise. Some
years ago we used to go wild about
foreign noblemen, and as for a British
peer, there was nothing too good for
lhim in our eyes. IBut now we know
better. We are developing, socially
speaking, the same distaste for and even
suspicion of fnrcigners that is enter
tained in England, at Vienna, and in
certain other European capitals, and
when an unmarried nobleman comes
Samong us, instead of feeling inclined to
open our doors to him, as in days of
yors, we experience a temptation to lock
up our daughters and our check bioks,
and to give him the cold shoulder. In
some way, word of this has gone forth
abroad,and that is why we shall be
Sspared this year the until now annual
invasion of titled foreigners, who have
descended each summer upon our shores,
like birds of prey.-Cholly Knicker
bocker in the New Y'ork Journtwal
Chinese College For L d' on.
In future if an Englishman wants to
Slearn Chinese he will not be obliged to
o travel to China to do it. A Chinese
college is to be established in London;
and, though the college is not yet built,
some of the professors have already
arrived and have started work. The
Iprofessors wear their ordinary oriental
garments when taking classes, and many
Ipupils have joined--army men, eag
dneers, city clerks and budding dipl
m, atists. Of course, there have lons
d been Chinese professors at Oxford and
re Cambridge, but this is- the first venture
s of the kind where the teachers amre a
. natives of the Celestial ,i ..r-.
CONVEYED BY A SPARK P"
MESSACE OF THE PEACEFUL BOER the
TO HIS FIGHTING BROTHER. uno
An English Correspondent Deserlbes I
Pieturesque Lausnguage ow the Brit
lab Plane Are Revealed to the
Burghers In the Field. tha'
The big fighting is over, with its He
Ladysmiths, Modder Rivers and as
Stormbergs, and in its place a new w
warfare has sprung up, a warfare on B
the run, says the Pretoria correspond
ept of the London Chronicle. The
British are in Pretoria; they hold the maL
towns and the railways, and the live- per
ly, waspish commandoes are active in
their endeavors to make the outside
There are in the Transvaal tranquil,
white-washed, Iron-roofed dorps, con
through which the trains run twice of
daily with a homely punctuality; N
where shopkeepers grow fat in trade
with the big garrisons and officers fill me'
comfortable billets as Provost Mar- "lu
shals, District Commissioners and
what not, which are none the less in
a state of actual siege, so far as their
surroundings go. In the streets and Co
market places, in the shops and pretty
houses, there is nothing-save the ever
lasting topic of conversation-to indi- sui
cate the presence of war and the prox- a 7
Imity of an armed foe. Good-natured cot
soldiers lounge through the place and she
guards change with a clasp and rattle ani
at the corners of the streets. It looks
rather like Germany in khaki, and the any
good relations which prevail among ret
the townsfolk and the soldiery height- Is 1
en the resemblance. Surrendered
burghers, who have buried their Sun- cal
day-best Mausers, and temporarily yoi
suspended active operations, smoke on
their stoops with an outward air of W1
patriarchal benevolence that discred- erl
its caution and invites good faith. To bei
them the Britisher, with his belts and
bayonets, ranks and files, stars and an
grades, is an ever-interesting anomaly;
a pushing creature to be tolerated to gri
a certain point, but to be sniped at bo4
and rushed on proper occasion. They
come and they go, these burghers, re- thi
garding oaths of neutrality like the of
laws of the old constitution, framed of
for the advantage, and not for the op- for
pression of the wise men. Aox
This is a view of the inside. Beyond the
the pickets it is otherwise. From the
hills which rise abruptly like Islands
standing out of the water, the gray,
comfortless veldt rolls nakedly to the it.'
very skirts of the town, the skyline
is bare and clean as the edge of a dii
knife, and, looking straight before one, de
one seems to see the rim of the earth.
An ox stalks solemnly across his gras- ho
Ing ground; he is the only moving lik
thing visible between here and the
sky. An Innocent outlook; a most a
Innocent outlook. So innocent and kle
open that the cossack post striding fly
slowly from one boulder to another -
and back again-it is well to have
cover at hand-almost permits himself He
to think of home-and that girl. In wi
the Transvaal the night drops quickly;
"at one stride comes the dark!" The tol
twilight, for the few brief minutes
that it lasts, is exquisite. It smooths do
out the creases of the day, healing
where the sun has touched, easing sa
where the dust has stung, cooling the an
brain and comforting the body. The
cossack post does think of home; he am
remembers just such another evening. m;
Then talk was not of war. tr
But--a light, a mere spark, winks
across the miles. It might have been sk
a star, reconnoitering over the edge
of a cloud before making its debut w
at the dance of the zodiac. On the -
other hand, it might have been a sig
nal lamp, an affair of lenses and piv- dc
ots, the tongue of a fate. The cos
sack poet's Bhome whisks aloft to bide
a better while, and his eyes nail them- ed
selves on the point where that light it
appeared and went out.
He waits perhaps five minutes. Then
S it dodges up again. Dot-dash, dash
dash-dot, It says, blinking brazenly to aj
Shis very face. The code is a very cs
strange one; nothing is to be gathered ex
ft rom watching the message. He shoul* u
k ders his rifle, and steps briskly over be
i the parched grass toward his home- Ii
side man. They are signalling to the tl
-town, where some of the patriarchal w
t surrendered ones are making the most hi
t of their time among the soldiers who a
r do not practice keeping secrets or hav- I
e linug secrets to keep. bl
r The light is announced from post to d
post, and a clever young lieutenant is o
f dragged from a card table to observe Ic
C what he Is too clever to hope to under- is
t stand. They are men of arms, these n
a soldiers, and do not recognife the t]
- brain as a fighting unit-yet! That p
d will come, but only after the next big ti
n licking. h
d Meanwhile, a dear old boy with a
c most benevolent beard, and owning r
i to sixty years, despite his straight g
e back and keen eye and fresh cheek, p
is leaning out of a window watching a
- a lamp flashing through the darkness. c
er His name Isa Petrus Johannes Coetzes, g
t and he has four sons on commando ,
h and three more buried down by the a
r Tugela. His wife and married daugh
t ers are out yonder on the farm, pro- g
y ected from plunder and insult by the l
nat of Great Britain, and their eggs t
r had poultry are very comforting to
) he poor fellows out in the hills with
d heir rifles. His cattle, it is true, were
s Iommandeered by an irresponsilble
o brigadler, racing northward with his
f column to join French, but who, nev-g
k ertheless, found time to leave a receipt t
In full, Insuring generous payment.t
A nd Petrns Johannes Coetzee finds ,
th he British officer very affable and c
e bympathetlc, and takes great interest t
3 nthe army news that he hears. c
e His friends outside carry on an af- t
tectlonate correspondence with him. E
p)n their side there is the hello and a
bignal lamp; on the other that marvel
bus machine, the Kafmr telegrapIh.
Kafbrs are vermin, as we know, and *
much lower in the scale of creation u
than the oxen they tend. This we
have on authority of the Boers, who l
lught to know for they have hunted a
them, fought them, killed them. used I:
them, and learned them log since.a
But the Boer has taught aus as little
of the inwardness of the Kamdr as of
the soureas of his armament. We
Swork the Kafr bodily; the Boer
i ows how to enslave his soul. I
A Klr walksaout e the town to- I
ward desk the dirhetion o the 9o.
etion." Mtre than ikely be is a very I
Sas Kar, with the litms and trunk
l s As, tims sem a faes et Inam n
Sntnllms.w mu nanters with the a
pecullar Kaffir swing of the body,
along the edge of the gutter, for he
has no place, by the adopted law of
the land, on the sidewalk and passes
unobserved everywhere by the man
with the gun. Perhaps a policeman in
khaki and spjt's stops him to inspect
his pass, or unless he be labelled hu
man, he is mere stray cattle. But
that document is in exemplary order. DD
He is in the employ of - Brothers, pera
as laborer, and lives in the location
whither he goes. 1O
But before morning that Kaffir Is for
eating fleshly killed beef and mealles. Thi
in the laager on the hills, while Com- Set
mandant Van der Westhulsen eagerly anni
peruses a certain letter extending over foui
several sheets of paper. And Petrns thr
Johannes Coetzee, in his bedroom in and
the town, looks over his pipe bowl and prel
lifts up his eyes to the hills whence
cometh a certain message in dots and A
dashes from a lamp, advising receipt )f
of his communication of even date. and
Nevertheless, the intelligence depart-. libe
ment offers to liammer you in two jusi
rounds if you make any reference to arol
"lcus a non lucendo." and
HORRORS OF JOURNALISM. chl
Conundrum Bout Betwees a Braee of any
Editorial Sharps. wit
"If you haven't anything else to do,"
suggested tne information editor, with N
a yawn, "you might tell me what you In 1
conceive to be the difference between Pei
shaving around a mole on your chin The
and carving a roast rabbit." to
"One is a rather particular shave wil
and the other is a choice hare-cut," anm
retorted the exchange editor. "What fro
is the dif-" ed"
"Nothing of the sort. In the one the
case you have a care and in the other far
you carve a hare." of
"Merely a hair-splitting distinction. thi
What's the difference between a prop- set
erly cooked Hudson River fish and a del
beginning in the stock market?" an
"That's easy. One is a pickled shad a I
and the other is a cooked goose." is
"Not at all. You are losing your or
grip. The other is a gudgeon on the fici
"Scaly. There's a better reason
than that. They leave all the bones F
of the one and they take all the bones set
of the other. Eat more fish. It's brain de
food and you need it. Speaking of are
food, what did the squeezed shorts eat of
the other day?" are
"Mum! Bull pie." fig
"No. Saw Sage." an
"If you don't like it you can slump are
"Don't get in a fury. What's the fr(
difference between chicory and square
"One's bogus coffee and the other's of
honest tea. Why is a current report yo
like the inmate of a boarding house?" rit
"Because it's a rumor. But here's on
a big difference. One flies but can't na
kick and the other kicks, but can't ar
fy. Why is an ancient Mexican chef of
"Like a hot tamale maker of to-day? do
He was an Aztec cook. Awful! When thi
was the first prise fight?" TI
"When the lion and unicorn fought sh
for a crown. What Is " ---" n
"No! No! It was when Lucifer went to
down to avoid punishment."
"Well, he didn't avoid it, Just the
same. What's the difference between
an ice peddler-" an
"And a custom house officer? One's in
an Iceman and the other's an excise- fr
man. How would you get up a church fa
"Start an amen corner. Why is a icl
skeleton in a closet-" is
"It's the Anatomy of Melancholy. CI
What's the reason why Englewood he
"Because David Ward Wood. How at
does Governor Yates-" -
"He Yates with his fork." te
It was at this point that the railroad h
editor threatened to sit down on them w
if they didn't quit.-Chicago Tribune. h
General Uaveloek's Charetristles. l
Havelock was sixty-two years of G
age when the great chance of his life bi
came to him. A little man, prim, F
erect, alert, quick-footed, stern-feat- er
ured, with snow-white mustache and li
beard. Havelock, no doubt, had his m
limitations. A strain of severity ran fi
through his character. "He was al.la
ways," says one who served under m
him, "as sour as it he hbd swallowed e
a pint of vinegar, except when he was S
being shot at, and then he was as if
blithe as a schoolboy out for a holi- si
day!" There is a touch of burleeque, I
of course, In that sentence, but Have- fi
lock was no doubt austere of temper, P
impatient of fools and had a will that c
Imoved to its end with something of ti
the fiery haste and scorn of obstacles '
proper to a cannon ball. He was fond,
too, of making Napoleonic orations to d
his men, and had a high-pitched voice
which could make itself audible to a
Sregiment. And the British soldier in
fBghting mood is rather apt to be im.
Spatient of oratory. But Havelock was
Sa trained and scientifice soldier, auda
cious and resolute In the highest de
gree; a deeply religious man, with a
sense of duty of the antlque sort, that
scorned ease and reckoned life, whdoh
weighed against honor, as a mere
grain of windJblown dust, and Have
lock, somehow, inspired in his men a
touch of that sternness of valor we
Sassociate with Cromwell's Ironsides.-
1 The Cornhill.
" Velstig esrd o em a Tree,
B Near Santa Craz, Cal., a grove om
- giant redwoods Is visited daily by
t tourists from many climes. ISome
Stime in the dim past the individual I
5 who likes to deface famous places by I
i carving his initials with his knife, or I
t tracing his name with a lead pencil 1
came here, but owing to the nature of !
' the trees there was no place on which I
I he could leave a record of his visit i I
t his usual way.
I- Nothing daunted be took his burs
L. ness card and tacked it on to "Jumbo," I
uI as the largest tree of the grove is
Scalled. Others of his elk folowed, andm
e ashowed their appmdrlatiomeo his ac
o tion by doing likewise, until amew the
d monarch of the redwoods has sm
d hundreds of plsthbards tacked a ar
L stuck into the bark. They do Dot bear
C any tamous namesI.-lsle's Weekly.
A Emtsem OeMdm.
r There are 7200 authrs i te Uni-t
ted Sttes, which Is neauy me writer
- of books per 10,000 eof the pepulathom.
• All the new books if ye bdlev the
I pubtlshers, are "rpoea-mahd ," If the
k are mt "' lmlt aid vtL T"hey
Sall be blek to the 151r-9 ssebha
SI er in a ye ar tw,.-)(anPa gpawd.
! IPret*r Tsnes That Add smartnes- tf *et
summer aies'J wadlObe. e,
One of the and useful novelt wo
s the "shirt wat se ve
ODDS AND ENDS OF DAINTINESS. oos
Pretty Trdue That Add Umsrtaee to the go
summer Girl. wardrobe. ea
One of the chic and useful novelties and
for summer is the "shirt waist set." bbn
This consists of four fancy brooches, abi
set in gold or silver, three of which are
uniform in size to fasten the front. The Ce
fourth is a trifle larger to wear at the eon
throat. Plain and matrix turquoise
and baroque pearls are among the ort
A charming summer fancy is the boa she
)f white mousseline de sole or tulle we
and chiffon, with tiny flowers sewed
liberally on the edges. They are made
Just long enough to fasten closely MI
around the throat under a huge rosette,
and have long ends of mousseline or
chiffon, accordion pleated Violets,
forget-me-nots, "Rambler" roses or
any other small flower may be used
with good effect.
Novel and with extreme possibilities th
In the line of decorative effects are the
Perslan jackets of chamellon taffeta.
They are cut low enough at the neck m
to escape all danger of interference, dm
with delicate finish of lace or tulle,
and stop well above the belt. The
fronts curve both at upper and lower p
edge, meeting almost in a point over
the chest, where they fasten with a
fancy button or under a large bow a
of ribbon with long ends. Shaped
thus, the little jacket protects the most
sensitive parts of the body, the shoul- 9
ders and chest. The sleeves are loose a
and slightly bell shaped, terminating
I a little below the elbow. The whole
is lined with a heavy silk of the same
or a contrasting color, making suf
ficient warmth for the ordinary sum
Some of the fluffy muslin gowns this n
season are finished by sashes of crepe 01
1 de chine, four yards in length, whiche
are tied in a large bow at the left side
of the front. In many instances they
are attached to a lining, shaped to the
figure, making a pointed girdle back Ic
and front. Others are simply wound tl
around the waist and fastened invisi- q
bly In the proper long and straight tl
Convenient and fetching are the sets I
of velvet choux made by an ingenious f
young woman. Yards of velvet bebe d
ribbon are made up into four rosettes,
s one larger than the others, and having
numerous long, looped ends. These c
t are attached to three or four strips
f of the velvet about four inches apart,
the larger, however, being at nearly b
double that distance from the three. In
the centre of each is a tiny ornament.
The set can readily be pinned on a t'
t simple gown, when a little extra ii
smartness is desired, and add much
t to its beauty.-New York Tribune.
Life In Kasils.
u Mrs. Whitsett, the wife of Lleuten- A
ant George P. Whitsett, now serving
Sin the Philippines, has just returned
from Manila on a brief visit to her
fh amily, in Carthage, Kan. "There are ti
now," she says, "two hundred Amer- a
a lcan women in Manila, for whom there g
is only one dressmaker, and he is a I
Chinaman. Old Sank is his name, and b
d he recently was arrested for smug-. i
gling. He was to go before Lieuten- 11
y ant Whitsett, as acting judge, for trial. c
Sang came to me in his distress to in- r
tercede. So did the rest of those two t
i hundred American women. If Sang a
a was put in jail, what would we women t
s have to wear? Well, you may be sure e
Old Sang was let off easy-fortunate- I
ly, he proved himself not gluilty. But
t George, as judge, had all kinds of 1
e bribes offered him. Even I was offered
o, Filipino candy and finery by the wom
t. en prisoners who wanted to be let off
a lightly. We kept house the last sixr
is months with several other officers'
a families, each woman taking her turn I
1. as hdad of the household for one
y month, managing the Chinese servants,
4 etc. Our food was bought at the
a army commissary. We had fresh meat
a from Australia (seven days on Ild
I. storage), potatoes, etc., from Hong
, Kong, China, and our canned goods
e- from America. Socially, the Itfe is a
r, pleasure. Driving on the Luneta, or
at I cool ocean beach, Is the universal pas
of time from 5 to 8 p. m. Once a month
Swe attend the army and navy assem
, bly dance, and there weim two other
to dances a month at the Oriental Hotel."
Soft Woolens For Bmmnr aowns.
While the wash materials are al
ways preferable for summer gowns
for the more substantial toilets for
dressy occasions, the softer woolen
- materials are to be very-much worn.
These come in the bareges, Henrietta
cloths, grenadines, Lanadownes and
Sthe soft silks. The trimmings are
lace, quantitles of lace, and the finer
batiste embroideries are sometimes
used with charming effect. For tailor
e gowns white cloth of a light quality is
R stylish, with trimmings of tafFetas and
liberty satin stitched and in the silk
bralds. These braids have the touch
of gold in them.
a For white skirts and for the yacht
by Ing sulta or seaside morning dressing
g white hop sacking isa shown. It makes
& a durable skirt, from which the dust
by and sand can be so easily shaken and
o is made plain, with stitchlng only as a
g trbmming. As popular a weil to the
a white toilets for moraning, soon and
Ich night, so are the hats. Wht f
Slace, straw, braid or ehifon, hey asre
pretty mear all white, and, though try
a. ing to the many, can be toned down
Sby a face trimmingl of flowers black
nd White undressd k gloves are al
Sways stylish, and at the resorts white
th undressed kid shams will be sees ma
m modish young women.--AtMt 0o
r stitutio ...
A Western woman has reeastly -
vadd a preaw sss httherto mmepu
ias eed by men, and has besom waeer
fuly procent n her art, s in sa
amateur slWISrIBt1i, and skilfaly pro
dthe psee of jewelry ad nethe artS
Sleis at slr mere onr r Maless mts It
e beha ns maid a her that she weks
l. Il, one who has taste b~ et eue
i da, . hin possatb o obtalu II 1*
uses the crude ore just as it comes
from the mine, but more frequently
she is compelled to take the metal
from the rolling mills, where it has
been melted and rolled into sheets.
She also makes use of color in her
work, as. for example, in a heavy sil- p
ver twist, irregularly enamelled in
brown, which serves as a clasp for an
ooze leather belt of the same color.
Some oddly designed silver buckles,
enamelled in strange blufs and greens.
and a delicate clasp of transparent D
blue enamel on a crush belt of change
able silk produce a most effective color
scheme, with a tendency to irides
cence. A set of gorgeous cloak fast
eners in copper, studded with brilliant
hued enamels and held together with
thongs of braided leather, is one of her
original designs, and another, in strong
contrast, Is a silver buckle of fanciful
shape, hammered into a delicate lace
Plans a Big tree Hospital.
Mrs. Ethel Costello, of Kalamazoo,
Mich., is a nurse. She has lately in
herited a fortune of $500,000. Mrs.
Costello is young and pretty. She has
a little daughter. The sudden acces
sion to fortune might have been ex
pected to centre her thoughts chiefly
upon her own pleasures, but it appears
that she is not forgetful of the good
that wealth enables its possessors to
do. She says:
"As a trained nurse I have seen
much of human suffering and mean to
do something to alleviate the suffering b
of those who may be called God's s
poor. I believe I will endow a hos- r
pital for them. That is how I intend ,
to give thanks for my good fortune.
"For myself, I expect to buy a yacht do
as soon as the hospital matter is set- I
tied and with my daughter and some
good friends, go cruising over the
waters of the earth, where, I don't
know, but anywhere, so I sail.
Mrs. Costello Inherits her fortune
from an uncle. The property Is most
ly in Honduras. She has been be
sieged by countless schemers with
plans guaranteeing to double her as
tate in a short time, but she says that
none of these persons will get a cent UI
of her money to operate with.-Chi
3 cago Record-Herald. r
erahardt on Shipboard.
SOn arriving in Paris from her Amer
Slcan tour Bernhardt told her friends
1 that on the trip over she had never
quitted her cabin during the whole of CI
t the time. "Not even once," she said,
"except to go to my bath In the morn- m
ing. I do not like to be looked at as
if I was a wild beast, so I was care
s ful not to put my nose outside the
"But how did you pass the time?" i
g "Oh, I used to read and write and Is
e chat, and play Salta and Halma." B
"And look out on the sea?" aS
4 "No, never," replied Mme. Bern- 8]
Y hardt, "for it is a curious thing that I *c
n who love the sea so ardently when I T
L can look at it from a beach, simply de- V
test it when it is carrying me. I abhor
it so that I cannot even look at it."
i "Perhaps it is that you are nervous?"
"I do not think so," she replied, "for
death by drowning is the only one
which has no terror for me."-Mainly
. About People.
d Stories Told by Braeelets.
r Bracelets that tell stories are among
a the most ingenious modern devices for
r- attaching some meaning to a young -
'e girl's trinkets. "The House that Jack
a Built" and the "Three Blind Mice"
d have already served as themes for 11
;- lustration of this sort. The bracelet
i- llustrating the former of these tales
1. consists of a series of charms. The
l- rat, the bag of malt, the cat, the dog,
o the cow with the crumpled horn, all
ig are represented, and even the man all
n tattered and torn, the priest, the maid
re en and the house itself are not omitted.
e- In the story of the three blind mice
t the carving knife is the prominent fea
W- omen Are Best Taght by Womea.
i Womanly graces of mind and
x heart are best taught by wom
s' en. Nothing can make up for
n the lack of early mother-love
e and mother-care in a girl's life.
s, The motherless daughter knows this
oe too well. It is much the same in
at schools and colleges. Girls need the
Id lnspiration of a high type of woman
g- hood always; they should have it be
dI fore them at college, and they should
a also have while away from home the
or intelligent guardianship and guidance
s of women instructors who command
th both love and respect--Ada C. Sweet,
m- in the Woman's Home Companion.
SLae and batiste embroideries are
orthe favorite trimming for foulard
. WhitLace mohacketsr gow are theing of the
sta ummer, are enon of martainly charming withow
nd muslin or silk skirts.
SLace ndthyst batuste embroderle a reent
erte fashionablrte capetrimming for forastening hand
or Lace jacketse andte newest thing of thabrics.
g Flowered and dotted muasllns, diml
te ties, batistes and foulards are the cor
t rect summer materials for girls in
ad their teens.
* Although the bolero and the lace
he collars are not new, yet they are such
lD satisatory trimmings they still re
ofltain their vogue.
re Lace and also chifffon bridal robes
- are quite as faslilonable this season
rW as the regulation white satin and of
ck tentimes much more becomintg.
A soft stock of the same material or
one of the softest white maull, with
ts lace trimmed ends, is the proper neck
fnish for this year's wash silk shirt.
bhoulder knots of ribbon matchblig
the soft rlbbee sashes of bright hues
h - are the swagger thig fer little girld
. wear, aempuiled by clored socksd
-ad( shoes or ankle ties of the same
th- a tylrlh gown, should he eareutlly
Iet el.e1. The slbaee with a puah at
kr e the1 elb or breaking out at Ireglalr
- ismrvais all tbe.way down t am
te l .th rtkw than pattI ...
State Goaerment of Louian~a
Governor-W. W. Heard,
Secretary of State-John Michel.
Superintendent of Edueation-Jokh
Auditor-W. S. Frazee.
Treasurer-Ledoux E. Smith.
U. S. SENATORS.
Don Caferey and S. D. MoEnery.
1 District-It. C. Davey.
2 District-Adolph Meyer.
8 Distriot--R. F. Broussard.
4 District-P. Brascale.
5 District-J. E. Ranadell.
6 District-8. M. Robinson.
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