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WELSH PTG. CO., LTD........Pubs. WELSH : : : LOUISIANA The Chase Lcr Titles. At least 50 till's. miore or less au thentic, have (been c('aptured by Ameri can women in France. how many are real? A good lroportion. Others xwe papal; others merely assumed. Since titles were abolished in France the "aristocracy" has increased fivefld. There are five times as many dukes, counts and all that in replblicnan France to-day, as there were in the royal France of old. They spring up like mushrooms. There Is no law against your buitchor assuming the title of the Marquis de Tete do Veau if it so pleases him. And, therefore, comes It that lmany a girl does not g'et what she pays for--poor chil'd' How ever, authentic titles -registeried in the Almanach de (;Gotha-are going cheap these days, declacres Vance (Thompson, in New Br'oadway Maga-zine. )ine Iof the best-known American womnen in' Paris makes an excellent living as a marriage Iroker. I have sf-n one of' her lists whiclh was brouhTo to the- t tention of a girl with min cy-- -nev made, curioulsly enoct2h,l. out of w. de'i" toothlpicks. Among the tit hit tIln offered to the woo llen tfno hllic'k heir ess were the l'c di Monttc)rirency, thei' Count de ('hateaubriandl and th., Prince do i.,cca. Shei ha.n't chos- a yet. I reciomnllTnlTe, iid the 'rince dI'' Lecca. He is of the (' ;rsican branch of the Colonnas and has I,.en trying to marry an American girl for years and years. Of course, lie has no money. but the title is a good one. He ;s known as the Knight of the Sorrowful . Visage; anild he writes verses. "Take himn," I said to the heiress. "'Why?" she asked. "Because he looks like a toothpick;" but she didn't like the rea son. Men Who Think. When a man makes a serious blun der, or discover,.s that he has engaged in an unprotitaile enterprise, his ex cuse is, "I didn't think." lie should have reflected on his enterlprise before s engaging in it. It is the duty of every c man to think. Thinking is the impor- a tant thing in business. Every man t should take from five to fifty minutes each day and divorce his mind from the strenuous activity surrounding t him and devote the time to thought. d The brain Is like the muscle; it muut f have exercise, or it becomes flabby. Cultivate concentration of thought; v study your sphere of usefulness; cut a out the weeds that grow in your brain; h get out of the mental rut you are in; v stop drifting; keel) your brain active. it Men are paid for either what they r think or what they do with their mud cles, says the New York Weekly. Man's muscles have a limit; he can move just so much matter by physical force, but by thinking he has unlim ited possibilities. The world offers golden prizes to the man who thinks. You can cultivate your brain; you can make it expand. The brain is like a plant. Nourish it, cultivate it, care for it, and it will grow. The man who thinks Is the man wno succeeds. "There are a numbehr of cattish men in this world. Their yowl is audible around public places frequently," re marks an elltorial writer in the Wash ington Post, In the course of an article defending woman from the assertion that all women are cats. \While placing men in the same class may not be much of a defense of tice gentler sex, kit is encouraging to see that there are nen broad enough to espy the small failings of their own sex. After all, cattishness is only an expression )of those attributes-envy, hatred. malice and all uncharltableness-andl from their attacks the so-called stronger H sex is not immune. --------- When the Bank of England note r÷ turns to the bank it is never re-issued It Is canceled by having the signature of the chief cashier torn off. After sh the signatures are forn off the notes cc are pricked off ,hr the register andl w sortedJ t ,t-e dates of issue. They a.q]_ laced in boxes in the vaults, fe 6ere they are kept for five years, s after which they are Iburned in a fur. I lace placed in a courtyard. b( They hear in Paris that Germany al may buy the Philippines. That Paris of rumor factory Is turning out a mighty ji poor product these days. It should 1" g-t a new foreman. The raw material Ci he Is using appears to be all Fight. m That is to say, It is raw enough to Suit the most fastidious taste. The e bIalhed prbduct, however, causes even t the serious-minded to smile. A man in Brooklyn laughed so heart. ly over a joke that it killed him. This m Is the sarasm of fate. There are re- fo -ated cases on record of people jUdhang themselves to death, but ef ioevor heard of ill-natured persons eta grouch? Yet the latter kind p1 be so much more easily spared. he 1 Irh pero~s are curious to know fa -Mrs. Hetty Green kept all those p9 abe had on hand to lend to sapIaliuste during the nnancia' o q In New York city. 2KEEN EYE SAVES SLIFE OF TRAPPER WOODMAN SEES DEAD ANIMALS IN TRAPS AND KNOWS SOME THING IS WRONG. FINDS MAN ILL AND STARVING Peter Lovejoy Comes on Little Cabin in Ravine, After Two Days' Search, Where Fellowman Is Bedrid den with Rheumatism. Woonga, Ont.--That the simple life is not always simple or filled with iun alloyed joy was bro~tught to the atten tion of W\oonga villlagtrs when they were a!lltd tilln to to to I ig Cat lake and brint It.u ene, lartly, a trapper, who for ttarly tlhree weeks had been lowlvy starving htecause bedridden wit aill a;ltac'k of rhellllllnatisI . "'liat the ian is alive to-day is considered rI llle ark i.; b '. Hll .hn \\tho. in slpite of his nanoe, is all ;lhil 1 l't robust. was found bl, fellow tapper ihrot'l"h the flit:t e hlal ', and was t lh in such 1i \:,s 't (tcotlitiion that it was inllos sih' ti take hiti out of the woods for six dty s. lv administering coarse h:t o s mald fullto i venison and part rilde bonu's, he finally strengthened his ch rl-.e enough to move hint over 20 mills of traIiils on a litter. From that point the trip to civilization was 1 lmadOe by ox and horse teams. t Peter Lovejoy, the woodsman who fortunately came upon Hardy, was prIospecting for a new camp when he discovered traps with dead animals in them. Hlls experienced eye told him that the animals had been dead from one to two weeks and they had probably been caught some days be fore death occurred. The latter fact was pretty conclusively established by the wasted condition of the bodies. Lovejoy immediately deducted that the owner of the traps had met with a mishap and he set out to find him. At the end of a two days' search he heard a couple of wolves howling in a sheltered ravine and a little later he came upon a small cabin built against a ledge of rock. There was no indica tion of human life about the place. Snow, untracked save by wolves and other marauders, covered the ground, but a pail turned upside down, showed that someone had placed it by the door long after the first snow had fallen. When Lovejoy opened the door, which had been securely caught with a drop latch, Hardy was seen lying on his bunk apparently dead. He was S white, emaciated and still. The cabin itself was in disorder. Most of the rough furniture had been used for c fuel and broken tables and chairs lay strewn near the fireplace. Some b potatoe skins and strips of deer hide I 0 1ii Ski S1* imals. n a hollow stone where an attempt ne d en made to grind them. A bearto kin, thr blankets and an old coat He Discovered Trardy while anops with Der skin lay were soaking n a rusty pail of snow treach. atLovejoyr an a first determineds of wheat lahisy ellow trappon a hollow stone whera alive and thempt he het aboud ect to care for himt. First hear skiln, a rousing firets and when oldthis hadt di c grovered ardy whilof sruce nearby andother shotkin lay g also knocked ovr. Withemined thisat his huPly f ellrovisions and some coffealive and tn e c rkset about to care from his own stck he O Illt a rosing fire and when a CUthisful had been forced begown to wardy's the roatbi he opened his a grovyes and looked asot out. of rov"Rheumatisions anhe soaid feebly, and I hen relapsed into a substastal eal. The prin- at hial cish hewas a rich bud not coarouse for se souveralp, t andours. Owen a cufuwakening he wasen frced co dollowing morningdy's throat he oulpened gives eolves and loppearoked, but they made no. "itheful in the extreme. He said thfeebly, and theumn relapsed in one arm early in the whichall, but as they did not aouincrease for several hours.aid littleOn awakttention to the wasm. Threedda moreeks before heit was fot untild he got anoaked in a chimsellng rain thand nighext a Hardy's story when a high fever.inally told was ro mordnln was in a high fevar. When 'M he tried to arise he was attacked by shooting pains in legs and arms, and it was with great difficulty that he could prepare kis breakfast. He got through with the ordeal after intense suffering and managed to gather a lit tito wood. Work was out of the question an(' Hardy remained in 'his bunk for threc days, getting out only to feed himself and keep the fire burning. All ,:ii: time the fever kept up and the supl ply of wood and provisions dimin ished. To make matters worse wolves put in an appearance and howled about the cabin both day and night. Snmaking it dangerous for Hardy to creep out for wood. Ilow the time passed after the first week he scarcely remembered. lit said that when the wood gave out en tirely he managed to break up some of the furniture by rolling a heavy rock up an inclined board and letting it fall on tables and chairs. With the food gone he resorted to unground grain, tallow candles and strips of deer hide boiled in snow water. Lovejoy saw he could not take the iman out alone, so after getting sup plies from his own camp, nine miles distant, he came here for help. Vol unteers went Into the woods and Ilardy was carried out. He will prob ably be able to walk in a month. 000MED COW TRIED TO BREAK INTO A CHURCH DISTRACTED MEMBER OF HERD, BLOCKED BY DOORS, VAULTS INTO PAROCHIAL HOUSE. Cleveland, O.-With a slaughter house at the end of the trail a dis tracted cow tried to break into a She Stuck Her Muzzle Against the Door. church the other afternoon. Hei ef forts to climb a long pair of stairs bringing nothing but derision from a large crowd, the animal with a moo of despair fled in the direction of an insane asylum. When a drove of cattle, piloted by a man on horseback, padded out Broad way, pedestrians stood open-mouthed in astonishment, as the sight is not so common as in days gone by. The prospective steaks and half soles were orderly except for one white-and-tan cow. Somebody must have been reading Uipton Sinclair to this gentle kine, be cause she clearly did not wish to be killed in a manner that would make a muss. Near Harvard. street the cow sighted a church and, deploying from the common herd, started up the steps. The stleps are long and not meant for bovine feet. She stuck her r muzzle against the closed dooris and I the sad look in her soft, brown eyes made the crowd piromise themselves not to eat her. -IHer departure had not been noticed by the chaperon on horseback, but, a to be on the safe side, the cow vaulted i over a low iron fence and landed in the yard of the pastoral residence. Her moo then was one of triumph and the other members of the herd also clutched at this last straw. They spread out on the pavement just as the children of a nearby school were pouring out. The man on horseback a had his own troubles. The children c were squealing and at a respectful b distance there was a deep fringe of e grownups. s By dint of much dashing about the herder got all his drove together ex cept the fugitive cow. She dashed out of the pastor's yard and started c on a run for the Newburg insane d asylum, in Bedford avenue, n If the cow contempllated obtaining d a stay of sentence on the ground of n insanity she was doomed to disap- a pointment, as the man on horseback a rounded her up. She took her place at the head of the line and journeyed to the place where things happen to cows. Hu!re Rat Attacks Girl. Bloomington, Ind.-A huge rat,a driven to desperation by hunger, at- a macked May Knight, the eight-year-old P daughter of John Knight, a black- n smith, in bed, and seriously lacerated d the young girl's ear. The child was a awakened by the rat sinking its sharp i teeth in the tender flesh of the lobe of O the ear, but her efforts to tear the rodent loose were unsuccessful, and it was not until the father ran to thc bedside that the rat took fright and escaped. First American Pencils. s Lead pencils were first made in the g United States in 1811 by William iL Mlonroe, at Concord, Mass. O LOUISIANA NEWS. FIGHT OVER CARD GAME. Two Negroes Had a Fight, Were Scpa rated, One Began Shooting. f Lake ('har!es, La.: In a shooting af fray that occurred Sunday neaar 31ys tic two egroes. )eWill Mitchell and Charles Du )ncanll, both parlticillants 'were killed and a third negro. Robert Jenkins, who was a Iystander, also lost his life. The death of Jenkins w\as : accidental. li was strluCk y a; sll ray billet. The shooting occurredtl at a ne gro b)ar,;ding camp near `Mystic anid grew out of a galne of cards. Mitchell, I)Dncan. .Iannkins and several others were enjov yinlg a social game, wlhen the two firs iatied got into a quarrel that ended in a fistcuff. They were separated and kept alpart for a short time. IlDuncan then went hack to the ealilp and conitnenced playing again, when Mitchell walked in, stopped in front of l)unean, drew a pistol and coniinenctd to shoot, and several shots were exchanged. When the shooting 1 began all the bystanders fled, and when they retu'tled to the tent a few nlmotients later they found lMitchell and Jenkins lying dead on the floor. Dun can was nowhere to be seen., and it was not ttuntil Monday morning thiat his body was found lying dead about twen ty yards front the tent. OIL ACCOUNTING SUITS. Famous Litigation Over 4,000,000 Bar rels of Oil. (Crowley, La.: The accounting suit b)et ween the Jennings-Heywood Oil Syndicate and the various lessees of the fatious Houssiere-Latreille forty acres camle utip in the District Court .Monday morning, and will probably last all week. Ahout a dozen distin ýgisbed lawyers are engaged in the The suit is to apl)lortion the cost of production of about four million bar rels of oil produced by the lessees of the forty acres, the title of which was adjudicated a few months ago after years of litigation. The suit involves a lal' e anmount of money. Leafluer Defeats Landry for Mayor. Eunice, La.: At the election Satllr day for mayor, to fill the unexpired term of the late Mayor O. E. Vidrine, deceased, lienry Lafluer received a majority of 51 votes over Louis Lan dry. The recent act of.the city coun cil in behalf of the Rock Island, Ar kansas and Louisiana Railway was con firmed by a large majority. The new charter was adopted unanimously. John II. Kent, business manager of th, Louisiana Searchlight, a prohibi tion paper published at Lake Charles, Saturday night gave a prohibition talk to a small audience in the McGee Op era House. The cold, disagreeable t weather accounts for the small attend ance. Knights Attend Mass. Thibodaux, La.: The Knights of Co lutmbus and Catholic Knights of Amer ica Sunday attended early mass at the Catholic church in a body for the pur pose of making their annual conmmun ion. The oganizations together have d a membership of over 300. Sunday morning there were about 200 in line, a who marched to the altar and partook f of holy sacrament. After mass an hreakfast was served in St. Joseph s Hall, next to the church. i An excursion from New Orleans t reached here Sunday over the Texas and Pacific Railroad, bringing a large n crowd. A large number of one-tinme t residents of the town were among the 0 numlber. C Canal to Be Completed. New Iberia, La.: The lBoards of Commissioners of the New Iberia Southern Drainage District, at a meet ing yesterday, concluded a contract a for the completion of the canal to ba- ti sin, or northern terminus. This canal, t when conmpleted, will give communica- c; tion with the gulf for vessels of con- h siderable size, and will not only be of a great benefit with respect to the drain- 1 age of this city, but will add to the P conimercial interests. The work has " been dragging for two years, and it is i expected the new arrangement will soon complete the canal. Cold Snap Will Not Hurt Truck. I' Pointe a la IHache, La.: Quit a change took place in the temperature " duing Friday night, and Saturday morning the thermometer registered 47 e degrees. The cold snap, however, will t not do any harm except to cucumbers and bean plants, which are sensitive and will somewhat retard their growth. i Pharr Speaks to Followers. Washington, La.: Henry N. Pharr, ci candidate for governor on the Repub lican ticket, and L. P. Bryant addessed about a hundred voters, Republicans and dissatisfied Democrats, at the Plonsky Opera House Saturday after noon. The meeting was called to or der by Postmaster Plansky, and the speakers were introduced by Robert y Harry. Mr. Pharr's party returned to at Opelousas upon adjournment of the ( meeting, from whence they came, ac companied by Dr. Charles F. Boagnl w and Goldman Lasalle. c Mrs. Fannle Harris, of 30 Artesian street, and Miss Hattie Braxton, of 915 Ninth street, were among those ifrom Houston who observed Mardl Oras in New Orleans. WIFE BEGGAR BY DAY; GAY REVELER AT NIGHT WOMAN ARRESTED SEEKING ALMS DRESSES AS SOCIETY a QUEEN AFTER DARK. - Now York.--Along wonderfully d: iaraliel lines run the stories of Marie iLouise Voysin in lHenri Iterstein's groat play, "The Thief." who stole to get money to buy clothes with which Sto f:asc(inate her husband; and of 11- s. Abraham G(reenbaum, who Sdressed as a beggar (luring the day to get money with which to flaunt d thr ough the all-night restaurants on I, her c('ampaign of fascination. s This parallel to the play was de i \'eloped in real life with the arrest of 'I Mrs. (Greenhaumnl the wife of a well St:,-do restaurant keeper, after she had -t posed for months as a beggar to get e m 1oney with which to buy fine clothes. The woman was apprehended in tI loboken, taken to the recorder's court I and fined $25. with the oltion of pay ing the fine or going to the peni tentiary. Her hus band refused to come to her aid. S"She has diS Sgracled me11 and BtCC/CvC O(W 1y1 ,STQA'r I , w OC/ETY the children enough," he said, bitterly, when told of her arrest. "She must have fine clothes. I make $70 a week, but what I can give her on that income is not enough. She has driven me from place to place. She has dis graced us all. I will not help her anyi IllO'e."' However, it is not expected that Mrs. Greenblaunl will have to go to prison. She averaged ten dollars a I day at begging, and probably has I n:luch more money than her fine stowed away. In many ways her story is an exact 1 parallel to the story- of the play:. Marie Louise Voysin, in "The Thief." col;d not dress herself as attractivelyv as she wished. She feared she would I lose her husband's love and stole to ( get money for clothes. y iut Mrs. Greenhaum's evil cam t paign had not even so slight a ,re tense of justice. She begged and E even made her children beg solel i that she might get the fine things ii with which to adorn her beauty for 1 the admiration of the throngs along "The Great White Way." i1 BOYS CHASED BY WOLVES. q Lads Found by Father Near Midnight in Old Shack. r Tower, Minn.-Alfred Eddie and Al- 1 bert Bystrom faced the alternative of disobeying the family curfew or facing .he likelihood of becoming sutper for to a numniber of hungry wolves that ap- P peared near them in the woods at E nightfall. The boys hastily fled to a si shed not far distant, and climbing S uplon it, were found there by their fa tl thers after midnight. w The lads went up the lake to the b narrows in the afternoon on a fishing t trip, and, as the fishing was good, they h remained till dusk. Then they de- B cided to take a short cut out throlugh tl thile woods. They had not more than el reached the shore of the lake when a at pack of hungry wol~es began their angry howling. t The boys ran to an old hay shed oi which they knew was across a smai tr field. ltarely had they time to reach ye the shack when the wolves wer fl u!ton them, but they had quickly dis he carided their packsacks, which were oc laden withi the spoils of the tri;, fi and crawled up the posts to safety tr ,before the angry beasts had an op- ac ;ortunity to do them harm, and A whlere their rescuer found them sev eial hoiurs later. fli Cut Out Tongue as Penance. wi Philadellphia.--"An act of penance Jt for ilolig evil words," was the expi;la- bt nation oifered by Angella Haldesarre. se who cut out a large portion of herl cb tongue anl gashed her throat. T''he Je evil words were ldue to dllspleasure at ce he,' brother Michael's proslpective in wedding. So she confessed to stir- us g,-ons and nurses in St. Agnes' hos- go pital after an operation which may ye 'ave her life. ca Angella inflicted the mutilations of tl:On letr tongue and throat at the an conc.:lusion of a gay party in celebra "C i(o:1 of the bhthrothal of her brother yo an(d pIretty C(amilla Franca. who three sh :uinths ao ( came from Italy, where a ithe p:air had been sweethearts for du Wait Thirty Years to Wed. Mluskegon. Mlch.-After waiting 30 sk ye:irs, during which time she married ab another, Mrs. L. M. Clark of Muske - son will wed Owen Mulholland of fo :-; attle, Wash. Mr. Mulholland, who was a gold mine owner, disappeared when he went Into the west, and It It was not until recently that the couplfe again heard of each other. th the Record for 8hip Building. tid A 400-foot vessel has just been built en and launched on the Tyne, England, in re the record time of 69 worlkn dau 159 Methods of Fishing for Men By REV. A. C DIXON, D. D., Pastor of the Chicago Ave. ,Moodl' Church, Chicago. m'utue ye after ,,'r says Jesus, la' d will make " to become Sti = ,rs of men, ,lesns had various imlit"hods of 01so winning. He Ireached to the rat multitude. h/ 1H talked with the individual. In the temple and synagogue he spoke to the god. 1y and religious. 110 went into the streets, the markets and the lanes proclaiming the gospel to the wicked and irreligious. lie (iop,ned the gates of heaven that hle iiiiht entice his people into the I"athe 's house. He opened the gates of 1,, 1, that they might see "ll:h , lat is not quenched," and "tlie worm that dieth not." It ewas Jesus wVo iho did this not Milton nor any metdiaeval monk. And he did it herause love prompted him to be faithful and tell the whole truth. HIe went into every depart. ment of human life from the cook mixing the meal in the kitchen to the king on his throne inviting to his son's marriage, that he might get an illustration, a handle by which the people might take hold of the truth. Tact Is Needed. In fishing there must be skillful adaptation. There are fish that you cannot catch singly. They go In schools. They do not bite hooks. If you ever catch fish of that kind, you have to draw the seitne around the whole school. There are people like these fish. They are fond of crowds. You can reach that class of people only through the crowd. They are so. cial beings and you must touch them in their social nature. There are other fish that do not go in schools. Like the brook trout, they hide in out-of-the -way places. They are timid and wary. A fly out of sea son has no attraction for them. The fisherman must keel) out of their sight; and if he breaks a stick, he has lost his chance of catching that fish. There are men of this kind. They die. like the crowd. They are timid. They do not like the personral approach. If you go in the open, you will frighten t' m away. We need the wisdom of (, d in tactful approach, that we may rF;' just the right word and speak It in the right spirit. Nicodemus could in the right spirit. The Heroic Method. There are others that you must win in more heroic fashion. Saul of Tar sus cou'd never have been won in a quiet way. To have mentioned the fact that you wanted him to become a Christian would have led to your ar rest. It took the light from heaven, the flash from God; it took the blind ing and the dark to bring him to con* sider and make him pray. Fdward Payson, with his tones of tender love, put some people to sleep. What they needed was a Jonathan Edwards with a thunderbolt against sin in every paragraph. "Gypsy" Smith, with his fascinating gypsiness, that has in it the fragrance of the wild flowers and the sweetness of the bird's song in the woods, is very at tractive to some; and they are glad to hear the gospel as he preaches It. But there are others (and perhaps the larger number) who need the sledge-hammer blows of R. A. Torrey and the fiery zeal of Billy Sunday. fo not fish for trout as you do for sturgeon. Try your trout bait on sturgeon and you will get no fish; try your sturgeon bait on trout, and you will not fill your basket. So do not criticise the trout fisher because he refuses to use the sturgeon meth od; and do not criticise the sturgeon fisher because he refuses to use the trout method. "By all means save some." A Word as to Process. A word as to process. "Come ye after me and I will make you to become fishers of men." If you are not a soul* winner, Christ can make you one. Just transfer the experience of your business to the spiritual realm and see how it works. You are a mer chant? "Come ye after me," says Jesus, "and I will make you a mer* chant of men. I will help you to deal in goods that do not perish with the using-in merchandise better than gold." Are you a carpenter? "Come ye after me, and I will make you a carpenter of men, building structures ft character that will outlast marble nd granite." Are you a sculptor? "Come ye after me, and I will make You a sculptor of men, chiseling into ihape that which will stand after the narble of Phidias has crumbled into lust." Whatever your occupation, let tour experiences in that occupation be rojected into the fishing for men. But fishing depends upon more than ikill. It depends upon the elements ibove us; the sun, moon and stars, or some fish can be caught only at lood tide. You can argue with the science of t; but when you go fishing you find hat the catching of fish depends upon he wind, weather and tide. Our suc esas in fishing for men depends upon he wind that comes from God, the idea that are moved by heavenly influ nces, the atmosphere that comes rem Pentecostal prayer and preach' ar.