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LAND PEARLS HIGHLY PRIZED
Found in Tropical Plants; East Id' dlans Consider Them as Charma . of Greatest Value. 7*1 Probably everyone 'knows the sea pearl, but not everyone if aware that there are also vegetable pearls which grow on land. Now and then in cer tain tropical plants curious hard round substances are found, which one may properly call pearls, since their composition is almost identical with the product of the oyster. In Java, these substances are diseov cred in the joints of bamboos. On j analysis they are found to consist of almost pure carbonate of lime, which is the material that goes to make up the oyster pearl. Some times the pearls are found in the endosperm of the coconut, and they also occur in the wood of the teak and pomegranate trees. They are sometimes the size of a hazel nut, but more often rather smaller. How these pearls come into being is not really known. They are believed to be due to excess of calcareous and silicious matt<y in the plant. In the East Indian islands those pearls are valued very highly as charms, and the owner of one will not part with it for any figure, because he considers that as long as he holds the pearl he will be immune from all ills. NOTHI.VG LEFT TO DISCOVER Explorer L?,m;nts Fact That Africa Is Mo Longer a Land of Mys tery and Wonder. "There is nothing left to explore iu Africa," is the lament of the fa mous French explorer Bruneau de Lalxirie, who has recently returned from a journey across the Sahara. He declares that the day of the ad venturous discoverer is over, and that of the ordinary tourist begun. M. de Laborie foresees a day not far off when tourist trips to Timbuctoo, by motor, airplane, or even walking, will I he arranged by any touring agency. In one feature, however, there is room for improvement; des ert hotel accommodation and cui sine. Thus, the explorer declares, native cooks have a habit of putting too much toad into sauces, and al though toadfish is excellent in small quantities, over-indulgence may be hazardous—to the toad tribe, at least. The fashions of the ladies of Abyssinia may influence Parisian designers, but the Parisienne is not likely to affect the lip ornament, which consists of inserting a wooden disk seven inches in circumference in the lower lip. M de Lnborie's real mission was economic. He stud ied cotton raiding and geographical problems for the colonial ministry and the Geographical society. CPC Cures Malaria, Chills UUÜ ^ evçr > Bilious. Fever, WWM Colds and LaGripre. LUMBER AND BUILDING MATERIAL Carload or Le s s—Cement, . Sand, Gravel, Brick, Shing les, Blacksmith Coal. Southern Sales Agency Alexandria,- Louisiana nr The Pelican Specialize On Batteries We are prepared to do accurate work because the equipment for doing the work on which we specialize is modern and especially built for the purpose and our workmen are skilled battery mechanics. We clean and water your battery free of charge. Remember your battery is the heart of your ignition, and should have the right kind of attention. We charge, rebuild and can supply your battery wants. Filling Station Our modern drive in Service Station is here to serve you, equipped with visible oil and gas pumps. The customer can see the exact amount and quality of our gas and oil. Drive up and let us shojvjou quick and courtrous treatment, your air and water wants are also attend ed to. Tires-Tubes We are pleased to announce that we have the exclusive lines of the Goodrich and United States Tires and Tubes. We have free road service, so remember to invite us to your next blow out. We're Here to Serve You PHONE '74 More Men Titan Women Have Apitemlieitis I ! j j j Medical reports shown men are more subject to appendicitis filth o many sudden cases occur among women. It can be guard ed against by preventing intest inal infection. The intestinal an tiseptic. Adler-i-ka, acts on BOTH upper and lower bowel, removing all iVful, decoying mat ter which might cause infection. It brings out matter you never thought was in your system and which may have been poisoning you for months. Adler-i ka is EXCELLENT for gas on the stomach. Crescent Drug Co. tnc. The Patriot—Glen mora 's rep resentative—$1.50 per year. I Friends—You're j 1 W eicome 1 Wo extend to every one, whether you belong here or not, a most cordial welcome to visit our store. We feel that the visit will pay you. Everything earned in a first-class Grocery Store will gP be found g Phone 38—We'll Deliver I JUSTIN ANDRIES ^liuaaiuaiiuüüuuauaiiuiuuuauiuüuuàüiuuuiuu^: I SATURDAY SPECIAL! »>— --- y v - 25 2s I As a special for Saturday, and 3 H to acquaint the public with our % f| prices and method ot doing busi- i g ness we offer Swifts Premium 3 Hams at sr £=: 34c =3 3 B 8 pound buk't Swifts Jewe* Lard 3 1.25 3 3 3 Call and look our new line over. We keep all kind of fresh vegetables at all times. sr 8= Buy For Cash—Save Money 1 E. H. FARMER'S CASH STORE Bank Block Phone 178 3 3 3 3 ^uumuauuauuuauauiuu auaauuauuauuuuaauu< The Pelican Service Station has a travel information bureau, maps of all the many highways are furnished to travelers free of charge. Sid Berry aud family left Tuesday for Houston, Te x a s, where they wild spend several days. They went by way of auto 8 pound bucket Jewel Lard $1.25. Farmer's Cash Store. Little Miss Gertrude Melder, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B Melder, who was operated on fori appendicitis at the Sanitarium; in Lecompte Tuesday, is doing* nicely I I GET READY For a Good Time Central Louisiana Fair ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA October 9th to 14th 4 ' T' Gy'" -4' 1 Be an Exhibitor and a Visitor Big Exhibits A Big Growd Big Races A Big Time VARIED AMUSEMENT FEATURES High Class Vaudeville and Spectacular Stunts Not an Idle Moment something doing all the time Many free outdoor shows » • A Week of Holidays for Country People. A Week of Oppor tunities for City Folk Agriculture Art Science An Occasion for the People BIG Automobile Exhibition Day Automobiles, Tractors, Motorcycle Polo Date Announced Later JAZZ RAG TIME SHIMMY And other Step-lively Band Music most of the time YOU Are Especially Invited to Attend Central Louisiana Fair Association ALEXANDRIA, LA.