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VOL. VIII.---NO. 25. OPELOUSAS, LA., SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 1898. ,. ,.., $l,.l
RUTH AND NAOMI.
. 'atreat me not to leave thee;
Entreat me not," she aid,
And on Nemi4s bosom
Wee~ang he bowed her head:
SFor "wheresoe'er thou goest
There will I follow thee.
And whdresoe'er thou dwellest,
There shall my lodging be;
Henceforth, beloved aother,
Thy pele shall be mine;
All v r g-dW'tforsaktHg,
I71 serve no God but thins;
I'lU die where'er thou diset,
And there will buried be:
Bear witnes, God! no power
But death parts thee and me."
Not bali so dear a token
Of love, of faith sublta,
Has history ever boa~ ded
In treasure-ctrpts of thaes; .
Fame on her scrolls has gaven
Great deds, and words that p.ove
The maJesty, the beauty,
The might of ws6man'h love: .
Bi wheret Gee1d so dlbinUlt
Where .words that nobler-are .
Mid tame great orbd of glory
be p4taes the merning starl
Wbsn spibk this Moab woman,
iear mouth. of ibroslal bretbh -
.tired chords that slumbered 'vieehas
TIl waked by lovae nd faith;
iHettoneh dirtve endowed them
With 4Etthless life and youth;
Breathe but the word "4aoum,"
And they will murmur "Ruth."
--harles W. Eubner, in AtlanrA Constit.
Apropos of Weddings.
"PI9HERE'S a bridal couple forward,"
! said the Stranger from Michi
gan, returning from an investigation of
the front end of the train.
"How do you know them for a newly
married pair?" queried the Man of
Lower 7. "Rice?"
"Are they tender and cooing, then?"
"By no means."
"Is she asleep with her head on-"
"Look here, Id you ever see a wed
ding couple on their lour?"
"No," the Man of Lower 7 confessed,
"but there's a distinct rule about such
things. Why, it's ai: traditional and
frm-rooted as the multiplication table.
They should be-"
"Yea, they should be," the Michigan
ide interrupted. "They should be to
conform to the articles of faith as pre
pared by people who do not know.
Now, as a tte. of , people Poo b
~avegump~o ui'to Weeintto o11
ietent le too%~to ep
froi, making Indians of themselves
when they go a-marrying."
"Will, then, tell us hew yo ige
your two of whom youipdkes :" .
"They were behaving with immense
propriety, but I noticed the youngwem
:an had a fleck of black upon her nose.
'd month from now her husband will
ý' become suflciently , acquainted
r to tell her of any such little
:-. ho.-r-, he looks at the
pet'.aervously; I.. 'fr 4.dofhurt
t(her feelings by .
e hes e could wish it'
hi.melt, he tells himself that he -owes
i d.fondly, splotch or no sploteh, A
soth from now he will say: .Darling,
ta beastly old locomotive.basthroW
a I of grime upon your cheek-th$
one-there, that's it- 4Ilt iti
Now it's off.' Bf~t ay±ethe
that even such critialaz of her
. oas this would bemrak eed
i e"said the tourth mDemaOe rae
pat, "I was traveling webwa+drendm
ia little moun t wn a bridal
Stheyt .er ilet
an.uaag to everybody else in the day
;ecsmae and at last one tourist, who hap
;pted to be riding forward with his
eaas, decided that it iwatd be
ara-ete thing ' , aieesnaj
shgts at the e t
thtig end w be tali
'1ng general lIterior view of the coaoh
:he.;>dk care to get the bridal pair
sq-eCia in the middle. He was very
pstql about it, but the bridegroom
'ob ved his motions and came for
..wi ,HBe came forward in three
j ; and, reaching over toward the
he seized him and lifted him
rai abruptll ~ t the floor.' Then he
do d him up in a sort of coil, IUsea
ke4, and lengthened him out to his
or stature. He did a few things
wh o I not nowr remember, and
t uAr Asaou sat.tf him
da ti-in hospitable to the stranger,
Mp ig you, I want you to understand
an' this lady ain't scenery.'
urist said he thought he would
;b remember thaft·-t idA,
h fldegrPom f toohhi gera$s tie
*me, too R , MiatSiy,'
he SAd: MIrdy dld so, and there waq
not t sen-r who smiled or looked
othlewie tha Eutensely respectful."
" pc' belong to a wedding
to iuired the Menn of EIwe
?, an hr gt csa
"~Ill; Idid once," the Man said. "It
": 'O tell `us about it," the Lady In
sdlsta. "It must have been a sort of
mixtes of an insurance policy and' a
Soty[ a romantic comedy."
"ie4 at all. You mistake my mean
It wasn't a club of people who
sweorto take wedding tours Wto P
fded .-a'mber in a specified ttime7.
iwea t a marribge bureau enterprise at
!all.. it- was the outgro
priJl poker larty--. .
aln._ t a club itqelf, for it was alm
conianuous "seon for two years.
Themy wer. 4veh~-ap:mllts a m~s s, ands
Granly, who was married and lived hin
American boy since has hoped-that he
would some day be the country's ruler.
It may be as well to mention right hero'
that the subject of this sketch never
reached that goal. Since then several
other lads have been likewise disap
pointed-so I have heard.
There was always something touch
ing in the reflection that this withered
old man, who looked, when I saw him,
as if he might be the mother-in-law of
an Egyptian mummy, had once knelt,,
a rosy, dimpled boy at his mother's
knee to lisp his baby prayers. Ah, but
The time! A century so eventful, so
rich in progress as to rank equal to
any two preceding centuries, had come
between that bright-eyed boy and the
wrinkled old man.
If Jerry lacked some of the essentials
of a first-class oldest inhabitant, he
made up fo the deficiencies by his orig
inality anuby his fame as a benedick.
His' ourt ps were all amusing, and
conducted after a fashion all his own.
Sometimes the silken knot was tied
after only a few days' acquaintance
with the last objectsof his adoration.
As often as he had been married, he re
tained very clearly the memory of all
the Mrs. Gristles. In speaking of past
events, the admission of states into the
union, the rise and fall of (mpires, he
would say: "Yes, yes, Iremember that
well, it was in my third wife's lifetime,"
or "Jim's ma's lifetime," of "my first's"
or "my fifth's," as the case might be.
A sweet and tender sort of chronology,
but with its "my first's" and "my
fourth's" rather suggestive of newspa
per puzzle department.
Events that had shaken the world to
its center were arranged in his mind
as we find them In some abstracts of his
tory, except that he substituted Lizer
Jane's or M'lissy's "lifetime" for "in the
reign of George IV.," or "during the
As Jerry began to age he didn't like
to travel far in search of a bride, wait
ing sometimes a week or two for chance
to bring a marriageble lady to his door.
'Once some families moving to Texas
happened to camp near his spring for a
day's rest, and, hearing that ambng the
number was a likely "widder woman,"
Mr. Gristle made her acquaintance. He
was no laggard in love. for before the
movers' tents were folded for fitting the
lady iad consented to renounce the
prospeet of a home among the mea
.quites for the certainty of a log house
in the backwoods of Louisiana.
Another time there was a vacancy in
his family when the moving business
as;dull. This .dhipfled him to go out
of his usual raidge.s A ecertain` iw.
We4 hak 'bee.recomehed for many
ihoteifely qlitits hehitched up a
little wagon and went over to call. He
,.as not acquainted with the family,
JERRY GOT HITCHED.
and an haina the place, too tired to
Ilttlet418 vold oee neno" la sy- came
to thedb o, smoothing her hairwith her
hand and pulling down the waist D4
her dres .
"Good day, sir," she said, "won't you
'light come ink"
"1 h. thank yam" h ewaeG. "Dote
i IBetir Wes live here?
7 my nam e, dr," she a nid
promptly, as if too proud to exchange
for spy otheru the worl.
'Well, Mrs West, i'm sorter tired and
hain't long to tarry, so if it won't ill
convaienen you, please step out here
R8e steple4, and head: "MNi. Wegt,
Yoilht °ter interduce myself. My name
'- live r z&w the crossrot In thre
"The lands aket Then rve. heard of
you ofte," .aid-tie Widder West, smil
ing and lookld W at him with awakening
t'-e1 lm oe~ p (w4tin' 'rond
".r a perdner, a 'am; my present com
panion having departed this life a
Awe. I heard you was a marry
in h 'onan and cQme over to see if you
and nme can't fine hands in the holy
The lady looked down at the ground.
(1eni up ~at Mr Gristle, the., absentl '
urlithg up the corner of her apron, re=
plied: "Well, I don't know. You've
took me by surprise."
"Oh, well, ma'am; take time to think
about it. S'pose'n you jump in my
waggin and go 'ome with me audlook
'round s)Ie, and see how ye'u'd like
livin' over thaw. My daughter Rlddy's
at home andll be proud to see you."
After a little more hesitation and coy
apron twisting the widder agreed to go
It is to be taken for granted that she
iked the prospeet of living "over thar,"
for in a few days Mr. Gristle's usual
wedgiy iadititan wee peasted n trees
at all the principal forks and cross
road4 othe.b ; +aghl r0044d:; '" anS-y
body sants tio see y Git le rmar
ried they can come to his house next
u~oat gc 'i m. in the
or needed; everybody who cared to see
something unique in the way of funap
tlons managed to be preeint, and to
drink the health of the he py sr t;
THE CANAL IS FEASIBLE.
United States Commission to Nio
aragua Is Convinced of That.
Cost of the Hage lnter.Oceanie Wa
terway Is Estimated at $100,000,
000 - Member of Syndi
A letter from Rivas, Nicaragua, says
the canal commission has finished its
work on the disvision of the canal pro- 1
jeet between Lake Nicaragua and the
Pacific. A preliminary report on.the
canal project could be made, should it
be requested, for the session of con
gress. It would state that the canal is
wholly feasible, although specific re
ports as to the more important features
could not be made.
The cost of the canal, based on the
study of the obbeervatlor 'made up to
the present time, is reckoned at about
one hundred millions.
Frank 8. Washburn has returned from
Central America, where he went with
a party of 13 to investigate the feasi
bility of the Nicaraguan canal. con
"As a summary of our opinions," he
said, "I may say that from nearly all
points of view our impressions were
more favorable than we anticipated
and we found conditions better than
have been heretofore reported. The
matters which bear directly upon the
question of the practicability of the
canal's construction and the cost and
the ease of its maintenance are climatic
conditions, rainfall, labor and the gov
ernments of Nicaragua and Costa 1ica.
As regards the climate, there seems to
be no reason why the work cannot be
as well conducted so far as the health
of the laborers is concerned, as in the
more favored portions of our own coun
try. Our observation convinces us that
the difficulties due to rainfall are fully
offset by the frosts in the northern parts
of our country.
"We found -that the native laboýers
are excellent pickers and shovellers, and
the record of imported labor, from
Jamaica and the southern states is ex
cellent. It should be remembered that
no labor can accomplish as much in
that country as in our own. This fact,
however, is partially offset by. lesser
wages. It is impossible to say what the
rate of wages would be when 20,000 or
30,000 men are required for employment
on the canal, but at present common
labor in Nicaragua receives what is
equivalent to 50 cents in gold a day. The
republic of Nicaragua will be affected
by the canal in a greater degree than
Costa Rica. The conservative party,
which was in power until a few years
ago, and the liberal party, which is now
in 'power, are enthusiastic friends of
the canal. They, of course, realize the
tremendous -advantages which the
canal would bring to all the people of
Nicaragua. The governmeiit of Costa
Rica views the advantages of the canal
similarly, though in a less degree. All
the expressions received from the presi
dent and his cabinet were hearty and
friendly to the canal."
LiONESS AS BAGGAGE SMASHER.
Gets Loose in a Car and Wrecks AI
All baggage smashing records were 5
broken by an African lioness which had i
sole possession of a baggage car at
tached to Baltmnore & Ohio train No. [
6, which arrived in Pittsburgh the oth- t
er day. When the train left Chicago .
the lion was in a wooden cage, but it 1
escaped when the train was about 801
miles from Chicago.
Daggagemaster G. C. Lapman, of Chb
cago, happened to look tow sr. o end
of the car and saw the lidsess eroahed
on the top of a pile .oftrunks. Sis was
eyeing him and getting ready to s ring.
The baggagemaster backed to the other
end of the car, threw open the door and
rushed out. As he did so the lioness
sprang at him.
Thi4 trainmen decided to leave the I
lion alone until the train repehed Pitts- I
burgh. When it arirIvegi thiee were a
score of men from the Pittsburgh zoo
on hand. One door of the car was 1
opened and a cage containing meat`
backed up to it. The animal smelled
the meat, but would not enter the cage
until driven there.
The lioness had been loose in the car
1i hours. In that time she had torn
open nearly every piece of baggae in
the shape of tirnks, boxes, ete It is
supposed she was hungry and broke 1
out of the cage to get food. Failing to
find it she smashed the baggage.
Mr. Lapham left for his home in Chi
cago the next day. He wants no more
lionus for company.
CHILD' BORN ON A: TRAIi.
The Morrow Family Increased' by
One on Way to Chicago.
When the St. Paul train No. 4, the
through Omaha and Chicago express,
rolled into the Union depot at Chicago
the other diy it brought one passenger
who had-neither ticket nor pass and
who had not boarded the train at any
station. The extra passenger was a baby
boy, the child of Mr. and Mrs. George
Morrow, born on the train near Elgin.
The young couple came from Nora
Springs, Is., and were on their way to
visit relatives in Chicago. They were
pDamogeri in the day coaeh, but the
young woman was given the drawing,
room In the sleeper and a doctor tele
graphed ahead for. He got on at Kirk
land and came on to Chicago with the
young mother. When the station was
reached the coach was switched on a
side track and later mother and boy
were taken to the home of friends. The i
chil4Jis beeihamed St. PauL
Abating a Street Nrlsea.e.
The Lendon county council has un
da i' t ft to' ewor abate the noises
Is theiseets i 'i as the shouting of
newsboys is concerned.
Lisesta fsr Commesa rd V we
Locusts are regularly shipped from
Algeria tio. London, where they .re
WILL NOT FIGHTs .
BeaatorMason Amused Over thecaI.
lenage of a spanish Marsuls.
Senator Mason smiled and appearet
immensely tickled at the suggestion of
the duel between himself and "Senor
Caterpillar," as he termed the Marl.is
d'Altavilla, former chief chamberlain I
for Queen Isabella of Spain. A. d.-
patch from Madrid to this effect was
the cause*o the Illinois seniator's mlrth,
and he was inclined to tpeat th matteir
as laughable rather than a serious mat-, ti
"First of all," said. Senator Mason, "I
should be furnished with idbee "
lons of the dago who prpQ to make
a target of me. Like l ofl hbii race,
he indulges in long range breatwith):
out letting me know whether he is big
ger or smaller than m y . eS. hr
actual fighting Is concerede if sjson,
iRoderiek Mason;, Who or not quilt fivem
years old, could noe ~*$ , .
Bombastes Farloso from Spain I would C
disown h im Another point comes to
vse at this suggestlon.of a duel; and that
is whether Spiblahi don, gbanmdee br
marquis Is the equal socially of a Yan
kee senator. There may be an insur-.
mountable :obection in this baStire of
the case, and before giving a decisive;
answer t&my liallenger it may be nee
essary for me to eon a book on heraldry '
for a few days orpossibly weeks.
"Spaniards are accustomed to delays,
and the longer between sying and do
ing a thing the better they like it. A'
third feature is the proposition of Cat
erpillar to come half way to meet me
in mortal combat. Should I accept his
challenge we should probably be com
pelled to meet in mid-ocean, and that
might prove inconvenient for the gen-,
t.lemen who must accompany those who
flght to uphold the code duello. My
choice of weapons in any event would
be a gun of the disappearing clas, such
as I witnessed in operation at Fort
Washington; on the Potomac, last week,
for I was informed these guns can
throw a shell six miles. This would give
us an opportunity to show our skill as
marksmen and at the same time elimi
nate every possibility of personal harm
from such an encounter as Senor Ctb
nearnswo A WIfII. A JO e-lah A Eu
Delicate, Yet ooe.eastaI, Opesrttom
Perforamed tn San Franmesca.
Dr. Charles-B. Brigham, at St. Luke's
hospital, San FPrzaisco, madecomplete
incision of the stomach of a female pa
tient suffering with cancer, -and 86
hours after the operation, she was rest
ing comfortably, witltalmoet a normal
pulse and temperature. It will be at
least a week, however, before there
aon be well-grounded hope of a eaom
The patient te 65 years of'age, and for
the past three months has taken noth
ing but liquid food, and that in very
pmall quantities. Dr Brslgam,whohaa
been attending her, decided to make an
inclsion with a view to possible gas
treetomy or gastro-enterostomy, but,
lifter finding two thirds of the stomach
involved in the malignant growth, he
decided upon complete incision. In this
he was assisted, by Dre. Boyd, Porter
and Huntington. The patient was a lit
tle over two hours under the knife, the
anaesthetic causlg her no aubsequent
discomfort. This is the third opera
tion of the kind on record.
Dr. Brigham conducted the ope~tlon
upon much the same methods followed
successfully by Dr. Carl Schlatter, in
Zurich,, and his patient *ill be nursed
back to strength under a similalr det.'
If Dr. Brigham's patient progrese as
well as the one ii. Switzerland, chloekes
will be on her bill of fare two days
WHIMS OFcUIttOSITY $UKE R
Nor Two raTuissriti Woman asioed
on Rev.Dr. Palnage ama His Inide.
Rev. Dr. Talmage, of Washingtofl , abI
his bride had an interesting experience
the other day when they received at
home informally. A carriage stopped
at the door and two strange women
were ushered into the drawh$"-rOan
The callers explained that they were
passing through Washington on their'
way south and had read in the-saorn
,ng paper that Dr. Talmage and his
family were to receive that day. They
had often heard of the family and
wanted to see them. They also yearned`
to see life in Washington rom the in-:
side. "Would the family excuse them
for intruding in thisa ay?" The familyl
assured them in the person of Mrs.
Talmage that they would excuse the"
strange callers and asked if anyhing
-lse could be done to assist them in
their laudable pursuit of knowledge.
They asked if any senator or prominent
man or woman was to receive that day
and when posted on that subject drove
back to their hotel. This is a fair sam
ple of the way in which public people
in Washington are pestered by mere
ASK FOR FOUQ'tE'S HEART.
Military Aothorite5, Wait It to Sket
Force of Balle.
Coroner Hawkins, at San Pranmseo,
has been requested by the military au
thorities at the Presidio to turn over
to them the heart of Joseph Fouque, the
ex-soldier who committed suicide at the I
post recently by shooting himself with
one of the new Krag-Jorgensearifes re- 1
cently adopted by the government for 4
use in the army. .. .
In asking that the coroner give them i
the heart of Pouque the fliuty pe- a
pie stated that it was their intention to
send it to the surgeon geleraulof the
United States army that th destretioe
power of a bullet from the new army
rile whten fred inte the boar t ahne I
man being might beIdetermined.
Fouque's case is the first since thi
adoption of the new rife in which a man I
has been chat throagf 'the heart by a I
Krag-Jorgenaen b4le -:.
New Nowroem. fn uastm Naukta,
Sumatra kerosene is competing with
theT Russian dl in thobniieb of tl. 1I
far east. The s pp.ly . seel ms to be in - I
CARL DUDER. it
There Are Things in America ba
He Cannot Understand.
bedgem, i QU. do
he ats pollce sergeant" was at'his
_irln- the: station. house: the.ote9the
lay, when the door opened and Carl m
)aeder appeared and said:
oGood dayr e geant, but I thus here
obMa you good-by" y greet a
a he looked up. "Been swindled again, Di
'. jnor shwfidles on me, but ina
an't imake odiidt Am.erlh u.td I vh.s
roig b* pt.o SernsazywIt Vh s alt [I
; plain ash day oafer dere." a.
"What ls.l t that you t'.aoD'
ilti Qteed th e swrgent, art 1 o.
"YVhxellI a1 bry snoi oJthItng stey
o look oudt for an oafercoat. I see
is- in der .Mndow, - ad she ·tehus i
uarked $15. Dot rhas all right, und hi
Sbu her. In thrie dasys more Igoes W
)y dot same.toe uad see som. aMore pl
afercbats like dot and she vhas in a vi
narked down sale at $32. Vhas dot se
*ight by met"
"Why, of course. The store was is
verstooked, you know, and had tQ out
prices to make the stock go. You N
should have waited three days longer is
3efore buying." u
"Bnt nobody tells me to walt." ul
"That wouldn't be business." u
"Vhell, you see, dot makes me sharp. di
[ like to buy a pair of pants marked bi
it $3, but I belief I shall wait dree an
lays und see if dey vhas marked down p
lo $2.50. In three days I go by dot Ii
store again, und what you bellef Dot v]
nan he hat a mark-up sale, und dose ti
same pants vhas $41 One time she as
rhas mark up, and anoder time she vi
1** - pry
r z/ or
J _ e
-HE - Al
D RUNS ME OUDTD(OORS MIT. 4 K s
wUs II UUWM aUw av aW.sW V
"I guess you'll hary to watch the It
In.aows;" said the sergeant, as
"Uad I like to buy_.*e sa.a~ oes,"o .
continued Mr. Dunder, "und I go by a ij
ihoe stose imd see ai tn`of 'Bhtit I
alf-Price.' Dot pleasaa me, and L lb
po in uid d'bs. fitednlt' ad shoe and si
ri dopt clerP :L. Do ox' abetel be a
rhas mad at me and calls a police- ai
nan, tmdd I *ft to .eave deOabshbes be- b;
find? Two dollars vhas half-pride, u
rhasn't aheP" :
"That was onlj their wyotcatehing p
"Vheli, yowidon't see it laSbh san7y 1
like to buy me a neckte,,und 1,goes |r
,y a Store mit a sgl' in ddr dow A
thick says she vhaa regaidleasso float..
pick oudt a blue tie uhd ask dot a
"'flow much vhas dot, please?
" 'Pitty cents.' g
"'How much did she-cost you I. II
" *Twenty cents. 1 make 3d centd` h
lear profit on eafery use. It vhas rw-. O
ardless of cost.' s
"I begin to talk dmitt.; t man," said d
tr. Dunder, .'bit he waves his hand o
mnd says r beutei' go oudt if I don't t(
Ike him. Vhas dot right by, me? If v,
he vhas regardless of cost vyvhas she g
O eents?" , 7
"Those are little dodges," replied the
"Vhell, if somepody dodge dot way sl
a Shermany he goes to shail, purty d
uaeek. I like to go in der city hall to u
ee abondt ny taxes. Ipush ea der I
loor, and push and push, but I don't S
ret in. I betlef dotelty hal vbhs shEl t
ip rven $long..omes a pollcgman and
"'Des t you 0 hIw .-ometigeis, Mr
)under? If you like to go in vby
loa't yewpufl open dier at?'
"I pull on der door and she vbas all
L 0. Dot tax-man saiys my. ties
has shust der samnie'`$ last year, and
. -=oudt sa -a4i down bydeji
cet office. I plls on ler door, and
fmlb imd Iwtl she don't conme
, Tuts eeSd oop, nd be laughs |
ud sajsrt I s
" 'How much a pecktor dot saw-dust
Syete h.bsdt#t I youlilke't opdt ift
Loor vrhy don't you pu. dm I in , ,'
"Und ýI push ii3k u hte` v'hisa all lb
O.. but I don't likelti In Shyans7 I
vhas all push or all pull., und oat
on't get nmAd und aei ridfn rbws. -I
ke to speak to you, ito.:aboudtsoPa- to
9Vell, what of them ' t
"If a man vhas bankrupt h lo .I, si
"Of ourse." t
"Und he vhas poor?'
"Yes" _ ' T
"Und It vbah your duty to be iad
lit hlnm? w
"Perhaps so." . o.
"Vhell, I goes by a store und see a d
Ign dot ,she vhbs bankrupt und must
a.rl~es l i und. gp oudt of peesness. j
lot makes me feel bad for dot man, a'
nd I fe to cheer him oop. I vhalksi
ani ays tohtunt,
'M y poor mat, iLvhas sow: for you. s
t vhas hard to baln peesness und lose e:
t ` HeI vbas feefteen centi'"t 'bitl
site food and g: a bed, und Vft you
.ae, ,Mundt . place to-mornw,. i
.t apheak like dot to him, sergeant, u
d4 I patted htm on der back,)a ut i
Lo grabs me und runs me oudt doors e
nit a kIck. If you can tell me how dot $1
has I like to know. In Shermany:e. tl
has so much obliged to me 4otb.
."You'd better let bankrupts atone. )
saghed the sergeant. d'
"Vhell, I don't try to help any tore
topody vhas two times alike in Amer-. g
ea. One day I vbas on der shtreet J
sad some bicycles come along undE sl
_htand still in der middle of der road
md eaferypody passes all right. Next l
lay I vhus in dot same place and some s
)icycles knock me into dot middle of iit
sext week und most kill me, und a
)ollceman says maype I vhas a fool. ,
[f dot bicycle vhas shust so one day p
rhy shouldn't he be shust so all der Ii
ime? In Shermany he vhas shust do h
name all der year 'round, and nopody b
thas almost killed."
"I neffer shal. I goes oop In a obuU
ag to see my brlidder-law, iad on
me door 1 , o * 4lg11 4g0 mysf
Vhalk Right 4.' goes indotl
End a wan says he'li gium.On ick
It don't` vha;itho..dt aga : goe"
,- ,-,boes o, der: sht t=ea s I.
Ign of 'cing Dot Bell.' 13 horuid
man sayis a AMe vlilll mae me soi
s'neter thas I I do avasgeho I goes
y store upd seep dotsigns _ 'QPne.tI~
ndprice our. ioodCs.' I x h Ir hT. 4
it I 'go in and specd on. hour
alf: more an S) t ndP °depidot
an rians, mna 9udt uaepll nm..apes.
ropody can do such .things 3n She r
uany, und I dot'tsiee osv btie ov.bas
"You'l got Caoustomep to our M
,ter awhile, said the sgrgeant I
e tarned to hIt blotter.
"tIsbLan't try: no os.tor. v, i.hba
oing back to Shermany right off. I
Ike to learn some things and ahtay
,ere,: bt b-ht vhas h uell dart time?
Inly yesterday I goes by a store to get
ome suspenders for two shillings, but,
ot clerk says suspenders vhas marked
op to 80 cents and grindstones down
o two dollar. Shust one hour ago I
har back again lnd I like to buy a
rindstone fot"two doIlase, but what
on belief he tells me?"
"I eaa't say."
"Vbell, he rubs his hands and
hmiles and says he vhas sorry to say
lot grindstones had gone oop to 8.-50
and suspenders were dowu to 20 oets
pair, nil dot settles me and I go to
Ehermany next weekl'
9eltpe at eke P'a d.
Dixon-I understand that Yop sait
didn't lakoi u muneh'ei yeuryeflow
Mllxon-I never said anything of the
Dixop-Then, what did yon sp?
bi.#' said mf ye lI* dog Iknew
more thn op .didL r-.9id;es Da
ro Room for Doubt.
sBnftgw-fo ye ;selieve: tf n m
lipl of the.ttest?
IHadhinutf-Well, I'm sf11 hereOsal'
Of the. 51,.... OwpweKies; tin IR ,t
rin the world.,C00 are In Ger.ray. ,
6Ma.a-- - u -e i eae4- 41w #he etowi,
nendments to the road ordina c s,
Be torand dlhy. t. pj i 1 ý
on convened. That Section Sixteen
1) of road ordinances adopted March
1897, be amended and re-ordained so as
read, as folloivs:
Section 10. Be itfurther ordained, etc,
bat Road overdeers shalla nmt be allow
Sany compensation fot the number of
iys the road :hands .areo required to
ork, but theyeshall be ~lldWed the sum
$1.50 (one dollar and fifty cents) per
ºy for each day's extra workand no
impensation sha.l be alldwel -for noti
Ing the hands.. That,; Sl road over
ers shall receive the. same per diem
id mileage as wftneswes for each and
rery day they are sumtmoned before
e police jury. It shall be the duty of
Lch overseer tosinimid allmale per
'taU frram; r b r ftmi egh , 'tTihy,
ich places and times as to them, the
lid overseers, shall seem convenient,
ith the necessary tobls, forthe re* r
ig or making of the public roat or
t legs excuse, or ph dlsi
ty certified to by some licensed h si
an prapti gag p" p
i such summons, re use or neglect to
;tend, with the tools designated, and do
teir duty either in person or by send
ig in their place, and to be accepted by
ie overseer of the roads, an elttlclut
and not subject to be called to work on'
ie fblic roads, shall pay ale of fiv.
liars and costs of court; said fine to be
covered by civil suit before any- Ma-,
iatrate-h avin jurisdictidi of the 1er
nu offending in the name of the Police
cry on the relation of the Reak biver& "
ler and in the event that said fine and
)sts are not paid In fulUwitlitri twlittyr
mur hours from the finality of the judg
lent imposing same, the person or i.4
rns offending shall be prosecuted by
!dictment or infornmaton in the name
1 the State, and upon trial and convic
on of such neglect or failure to pay
ich tine and costs, the said person or
ersons offending shallpay a fine of not
:ss than twenty-five nor more thanone
undred dollars, or imprisoned not less
ian ten or more than ninety days, or
oth at the discretion of the court; pro
ided, that such prosecution before the
istrict Court shall be no bar to the re
zvery of the judgment of the Magis
rate's Court by writ of fi-fa, which may .
roceed concurrently With iuch ptos6
ution before the District Court.
Provided, That any person so sum
zoned shall he excused from road duty,
pon payment to the road overseer by
Thom lie may be summoned of the stem
f $1.00 (ode dollar) for eachAa' lfe'znmy
e so summoned, said sum to. be pay
ble"Within thb 24: hooits otte ffr . s'e
ummons may be served upon him
therwiso tfi penti pl id'ed' t ittel
hall be enforced against him; said sum,
when sb paid otrer tod.tbhe .verseir, Tha
im to be paid to the Parish Treasurer
e be by him diepqOed o. aBspr ad sI ,'
section 24 of this ordinance. That any
erson who shall evade or s~a~ctogJ
oad duty, by givin to the overseer or
is deputy when ca to perform
ie same a false ae as hsownor w
fine of twenty-five dollars and costs
n4 in -defsast eufrhs ri4yuietitof f ,
ine and costs, be imprisoned in the par
Bh jail not exceeding tlibir ey 4 Itee
liscretlon of the court, aid 'fine and
lenalties to be enfomed-by -ndictmnent
ir information in the name of the State.
P dided'ftrthei, Phtatito ersdn'cah
me compelled to cross a navigable stream -
o wdk oa-pnblito g.Wl wel4her6e ;is
public road on his side of said stream,
zcept by special act of the-pHlie nrJy.
The above amendment shall take
rfect from and after its publicatioi., ;':.
E. H. MfcGEE, Presiden t.
Lttest: J.J. HELAEY, Clerk.
I Ama os.
THE OREAT. & P.
W E51s ITeED
F, . + . + + ,3 W +
STEXAS, o p A.f..,Y1,
TIE FASTBBT TIM 1W! I E
A Palace on wheell.
Beenearest tioket, gent for lurther
a. P. TURNER, 0. .p.. l T. 4.
iS, WOULD A EUC
Higest Cash Prices
P a ._ :By
J. B. CrenmeAts;
~lMaager of Thee
g Oret my pricet 6frt tehe
d y body else. r 4_