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By 'EDWARD PICKARD LITTI.E piece of , Holland flung half A wayacross thie world . into the Caribbean /; sea. Glaring streets. yellow houses, blue houses,green houses, all daintily outlined in white as to their . Sdoors, windows and -" ' gablts; cana;scrovwd .ed with odd varieltt 8 of vessels alit, t al;anned by quaint which is a pivot and at tolli bridges. .d all as neat and clea II the other a little steam and bright a.s s:rap a.nd water and tug that swings the paint can make it. That is \Willemn- n n o whole structulr open st dt, the port and capital of Curacao. for entering or depart and oune of the most plict:ureque spots . .... inr vessels. in all the picturesque West Indies. .. i ard I n g the en Loug years ago it was a favorite tr..c..: the .ort ar" resort of the pirales and buccaneers , trao of the ort core that infested the Spanish main. Intotl forte on JEV/H ' HSY/AGOQ/-E can find in a year's jolu rney inllg--Fol't Rif! and Fort Amsterdam. A few queer old guns <"...... :.-:":'. ,Pql... :. . : .s.. . .`.. . .."' frlo m their Pe n ,rasures and so'eral diminutive soldiers from their garrisons. A hand grenade might al ;" most blow either fort * into bits. But the) add THiL JCHOTTErr'A7 CULRACAO WILLMefETADU TRACT/O/ much to the picturesqueness of the S' . place, and Willemstad is not ashamed of them. Of course, being Dutch, Willemstad should have a real canal, and the visitor soon finds one, and finds, too, that he must pay a small toll for the Sprivilege" of walking over its hlgh l, arched, hundred-foot bridge. Tied up CU/PACO, FORT7 OFPW/LLP/VJTAD In this waterway, he will discover all kinds of queer, highly colored craft that are used in the island traffic. If he doesn't wish to cross the bridge, ROAD:.Trt7T )WLLHtJTAD he may patronize the tramway which. /starting from the stream, runs all the way around the end of the canal and - - nocently asked the rep- back to the stream again. resentative of a great Marvelous is the equipment of this tramway. It manufacturing house of consists of one small bobtail car with seating ca St. Louis, whom I met pacity for about six persons and no straps, and on shipboard. one weary, dejected little donkey. When the car "No, indeed." he re- reaches the end of its run the motive power stands . plied, with a laugh, on three legs and goes to sleep. The car cannot "What's the use? Their start back until he wakes up, and Willemstad's import dues are too perpetual traction problem is "How long will the high. I go to Willem- donkey sleep this time?" It would be a most stad and there sell all annoying problem if anyone cared, but no one to my goods for the Vene- whom time is an object ever uses the tramcar zuelan market." anyway. 7 " J ,flI , ,ITwo other commer- Dutch architecture, somewhat modified to suit 7iY. ARSIUfl ,WILLEJfdTAD . *. clal travelers who sat tropical conditions, prevails In Willemstad. The by laughed and winked business buildings are large and not unattractive. and said nothing-and the public structures are decidedly picturesque, and its harbor-lake these bloody sea-rovers sailed with all thlree left the steamer at Willemstad.. many of the residences are very handsome. The rich cargoes captured from the ill-fated merchant- Castro, who, while priesident of Venezuela. often merchants as a rule are wealthy and, as has been men that had fallen into their hands and the tried, in the wrong way, to do the right thing for intimated, are not lacking In enterprise. It is only stores of gold and goods 'from plundered ietties his country, attempted to break up this vast fair to say that many of them confine their activi on the mainland. The place was safe from all smuggling conspiracy. But his efforts resulted ties to business that is above suspicion. The port pursuers and there the pirates divided their spoils only in precipitating a bitter quarrel with Hol- is an important transshipping point for trade In : and refitted for new raids. But in all the chron- land that barely missed becoming a real war, and ' the Caribbean. Its business men are wondering Stales of the buccaneers there is little mention of in hastening his own downfall. His successor just how the opening of the Pananma canal will af Curacao. and no reebrd of its ever having been backed down as gracefully as possible, and much feet their prosperity. attaeked by them. From 18634, when the Holland- of Venezuela's imports are still being trans- Though Curacao is a Dutch colony, and has been ers apparently found it without an owner, the shipped at Willemstad. for centuries, the visitor will find few Dutchmen island was a Dutch possession. Thrifty merchants One other industry has Curacao that Is of espe- there; the population is almost wholly negro and settled there, and it requires no stretch of the ctal moment to her neighbors of the mainland, the merchants nearly all Jews. As for language, Imagination to suppose that theh- Immunity from That Is the manufacture of revolutions. The you may have your choice. Address the almost raids was due to the excellent facilities they at- island is a favorite refuge for deposed presidents, naked lad sitting on the dock ready to dive for forded the pirates for disposing of loot. The cities defeated revolutionists and other refugees. They pennies, in Dutch, Spanish, English or French, and of the mainland and of a dozen islands of the may always be found in the clean little cafes of he will reply in kind-with a request for money. Caribbean were repeatedly ravaged and burned the capital, concocting plots to regain lost power Speak to him in "papalmlento" and he will take .and he inhabitants subjected to torture and mas- and awaiting the "psychological moment" for you to his brown bosom. Papaimlento--literally sacre. But Curacao was unmolested, save for two starting a new rising of the people against the "the talk we talk"-is the ordinary language of the ineffectual expeditions for its capture organized by "tyrants." These "patriots" are always ready to common people and is a curious compound of the Sthe Spanish during European wars. talk volubly of their hopes and plans, and so Wil several tongues named. together with African and And the Curacao of to-day? Well, it hasn't lemstad has betome the great distribhuting point Indian. It is like all and yet strangely unlike any changed greatly, save to accommodate itself to for sensational and unreliable news concerning of them. latter-day conditions. Rich cargoes still are un- our volatile sister republics. The tourist landing on Curacao for the first time loaded at its wharveb, but they are sent there in Curacao really is the top of an almost sub- naturally expects to be confronted at every turn by steamers by the merchants of Europe and Ameri- merged volcano, like many other islands bf the bottles of the liqueur to which the island has given ca. Sober, peaceful Dutch Jews take the mer- West Indies, and lies almost within sight of the Its name, but be is disappointed. It is there, of chandise in hand, and a little later much of it is coast of Venezuela. 'For many months at a course, and for sale, but it is not obtruded on the loaded into sloops and schooners which sail away stretch not a drop of rain falls there, and the passerby. The small bitter orange from which it for the mainland of Latln-Amerlca. Still later whole island looks like a big bare brown and gray is made is grown on the island, but the liqueur is this same merchandise appearls for sale on the rock. Then comes a wet week, and grass and not manufactured there and never has been. It is counters of merchants in the cities of Colombia, shrubbery spring up as by magic and clothe hill a product of Europe. Gold filigree work, hampers, Venezuela and Central America, at prices that and valley in a mantle of green. But it is only, inlaid caskets are offered tourists. ', preclude the supposition that it has passed through grass and shruhbery, for there is not a tree on Altosether, though the ordinary sights of Cu Sthe custom houses and paid the heavy import du- the island more than ten feet in height. The an- Ao e hu te day Itis *' that are imposed in those countries. . cleat crater has become a large, beautiful lake of racao may be exhausted in a day, It is well wot'th la In a word,Curacao has become the headquar- irregular outline, known as the Schottegat. This a longer visnhabit any the leisurely traveler, and. With its riotl Stern for the smugglers of the Caribbean. Little connects with the sea by they "stream," which find the inhabitants mover-reaching eaves, With its rlong a p s:er of this, for silence best serves the pur- flows through a break in the- crater's rim. The ocolor, its tar over-reachpost, it qaintg eaves, rts loand p:. esIot most of those concerned. A hint at the stream is Willemstad's harbor, but the larger wrought iron - sign-posts, its quaint forts and Struth is met withb: i Indignant denial of the steamers have to go Into the Schottegat to turn clrd people, Willemstad should be a paradise for m r. wd folk of Willejstad. But the.fact is well around. On both sides ~f the stream is built the clad people, Wllemstad should be a rale for Ito all who are familiar with trade in the quaint city, which looks as If it had been brought painters. Sbodily frow " the Zder Zee Its two parts are .The "pirates" who iltest Curacao 'nowadays -."idi! ra on youru reunnet?' ita ljolhed- by 6 ·ong ointon tltldbridgeat one enod of .,prey only on governmeetsk ' Dam Blown Up. ('atmeron.---O.n the night of M 'art' h an attempt was made to blhs up with dyila tiui , the drn onl the l. er;tienn Ita river at (ranid ('uentl r. An in. v'estigation ntext Imollo Iing r,'eve'al,'"d Ihe factl tiat f(our I Icharges of dvlyunla i.i( ihad ivben lla('cf'd 1;t inlterval !long fill s!la ct. t'i're, bult h;t: l only ont had , be".n dis"ha:rged, d'st.ro(,yig a p1: Aion of il l dain. A few nilihs ago the tll1a i as again 'dy ni uli tel l . T'ii' oll tire uppe'r works, including lh,. lo,)d gates ( used to k1'ep salt water) twere d t-li'oyed. 'iThe locks. us.d for th, passage of all water' crll . wIere not molesto il. \\hat damagl'o was dn( to the dart proper, which is about four lfoot under lihe. surlfac' (of the wit er Shas not boon ascertained. This muakes the fourtlh atiteitio t to blow tip th" dami. There seeiIs to be no clow to 'he identity of the partiis who m1ta nipulated the dynamllite. Drainage Plan Approved. St. \larl inville.--The ('ypress I, land Oil mid Mineral ('ompany, Ilim ited, has been organliz'ed her' w\i!h a capital stoc.k of $11.00ill . The cVo' p! 1)" o\wns lniTnertal rights on 910 ' acres of land at ('ypr's:s I'sland, five miles from SI. ,\nariin' ill, and thr'ee miles from the A;\1tc,- l- th e oil lield. The oil iiIndl; atio s :;Ire of the best. ''lie c lnIpanLy will :tart drilling in the next few days. The Plro'rcessivye l,,ngue has receiv *d the reportl of the comtniiti,,' ;i!, pointed to go ov\er the proposel d 'roiie of the drainage and nao'igable, canal which is to c(ontlnecr t Bayou P'o':age and the Techo at this point. The commitlee's reportl was favorable and the league has appllointed a c(ontlnittlee of 21) to proceed with thle necessary means to bring this new enterprise to a final.success. Gas Accidentally Located. Shreveport.-Natural gas has been discovered near Forbing, se'en miles south of Shreveport, on the A. B.I Spence stock farm on Wallace Lake, in the southwestern portion of Caddo: parish. near the De Solo line. The LBusch-Everctt ('ompany have filed leases on property adjoining the Spence tract. The finding of the Spence well was accidental. A gang of negroes digging a hole eight inch es in diameter for drinking water sup ply detected a strange odor, au(d at, a depth of 43 feet were forced fromn the well. In working a pump to drain the hole of water Mr. Spence was forced to quit operatioins because ot the pressure of the gas, which es-. caped with a noise like a locomotive whistle. It is reported the gas can be scented half a mile from the well. To Improve the Service. Shreveport.-Officials of the New Orleans division of the Cumberland Telephone and Telegraph Company spent a day in Shreveport, calling upon the business men with a view of ascertaining their ideas and senti ment regarding the rebuilding of the Shreveport telephone business and re adjustment of rates here. They inti mated that they are planning install ing the flashlight system, believing the development of the Caddo gas and oil field will mean big growth for Shreveport. It is rumored there is a possibility of the company absorb ing the Shreveport Telepaone Compa ny, making only one service here. City Auditor Wins. Shreveport.-District Judge Bell has rendered a decision favorable to the plaintiff in the mandamus suit of City Auditr' Tritus H. Thurmond vs. the City of Shreveport, and order ed the council to raise the city aud itor's salary from $25 to $100 monthly. Thurmond petitioned for a salary of $125; which was paid his predeces sors, but owing to a general cut of officials' salaries by the new adminius tration the court thought $100 reason able, this being the amount recom mended by tseven of the councilmen., the minority faction. Insurance Charter Revoked. Baton Rouge.-Eugene McGlIvne), insurance commissioner of Louisiana, has issued his proclamation revoking the right of the Loutsiana Nailodnal Life Assurance Society of New Or leans to do business in the state be cause this company persisted in issu ing coupon policies, whica Mr. Mc Glvney has rIled is a violation of the insurance laws of the state. The company will contest the case in the courts. Workman is Killed. Ferriday.-Tom Butler, a member of a construction gang, while loading piling in the local yards here, was struck by a derrick beam and in stantly killed. His remains will be shipped to Van Buren, Ark., his home, where he leaves a wife. STATE BRIEFS. A new denatured alcohol distillery Is to be located at New Orleans. Thomas Miller of New Orleans, a sufferer from epileptic fits, was found dead in shallow pool on the streets of his home city. The Louisiana School Teachers' Convention finished its work at Al exandria and adjourned. Baton Rouge was selected as the next meeting place. Dr. W. H. Dalrymple declined the offer to become government veteri narian in the Philippines. i- Baptist. revivalists hold nlgtUngs on Sthe streets of New Orleans. r The Louisiana Field Trial and Ken. nel 'ksdciatlon has been formed at New Orleans. Claude Taylor was beaten and rob. bed at New Orleans by a stranger. - . ·. .j :: b: : . , ' ',- x :- . .. .'..- :- "" ";- • " : . " PROBABLY HARDEST OF ALL Wifey's Addition to List of Her Hourg hold Duties of Course Was Not Personal, Alftr dinnerer!]i,'= wo?' r vee I, and Mlrs. Itrown ;ifed to speatk of their resptc.,ive duties, and `0n or the wife hai i thi haldst work to perform w:%s in !: i win. Brown warti',t !!;in .' W i' sangi "A wife," ar' i .d1 'h1e ''tondl i.I;v,, "has to crck. wash disht., elithe the kidng scruil the flo,!,. s., *p the house make the hbd.s. l)lill the lirs,. carry upi coal, nail slats on the bacik fence, dig-" "Is that all?" sare'atically Inter. rupted Mr. Blrown. "No," was the prompt rejoinder of Mrs. Brown. "In addition to those d. ties every wife has to keep her hus band from making a fool of himself?" -Philadelphia Telegraph. WISE TO NIAGARA. Teacher-Johnny. can you tell meI the most remarkable thing about Ni. agara Falls? Johnny-Yessum: the price they soak you for everything without going to jail. Caught on the Rebound. The old man was lecturing his mor0 or less wayward son on the evils of getting up late in the morning. "Remember'." he said, "that it was the early bird that caught the worn.s "Hut how about the worm, dad! queried the youth, who thought he h(d his sire up in the air. "Where did has reward for getting up early come in? "I am informed," replied the oil man, gravely, "that the worm was ol his way home-hadn't been in bed It all." And there being nothing more to say, the young man said nothing.. 'There is more Catarrh In this section of the eeuinb than all other discusee put toetlhr. and until the few years was supposed to be rncur9ble. For a many years doctors pronounced It a local disease prescribed local remedies, and by constanlUy to cure with local treatment, pronoutced it Science has proven Catarrh to be a consUtutioma ease, and therefore requires constitutional .i' Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. & Co.. Toledo, Ohio, is the only ('onstitutional s_ the market. It is taken internally an doses hea drops to a te spoonful. It acts directly on the and mucous surtaezr of the system. They oer0 hundred dollars for any case it fails to cure. for circulars and testimonials. Address: F. J. CHI.NEY & CO.. Toledo. Obb. Sold by Drurgigts. Tsc. Take Hall's Family Pills for coastipatiom. Unsympathetic. Others may have said the thing, but this rather unsympath comment is attributed to. the Judge Hoar: "Are you going to tend the funeral of Gen. Butler!" friend asked him. "No," was calm reply. "No, I am not going tit' tend-but I heartily approve of it."i Important to Mother. Examine carefully every bottle CASTORIA a safe and sure remedy infants and children, and see that Bears the Signature of in Use For Over l;0 e;ar.. The Kind You Have Always The Scapegoat. : "I wish our furnace were ae brave." " ."Brave! Who ever heard of a nace being brave." - "Well, ours is; it smokes when wife is around and she blames it."-Houston Post. Here's Relief. If we must be afflicted with sore and inflamed eyes, it is to know there is such a ready within our reach as Doctor Mit Eye Salve. One bottle usually complete cure. Have you ever this wonderful remedy? All I Price 25 cents. Memory Training, "I forget so easily. I wish I do something to exercise my me "That's simple," said bis "Just lend me ten dollars anti di know if you forget it."-Judge. Use Allen's Foot*Ea**. 1 It is the only cure for Swollen. Ing, Tired, Aching, Hot, Sweating Corns and Bunions. Ask for Alien's Ease, a powder to be shaken into shoes. C'ures while you walk. At all gIts and Shoe Stores, 95c. Don't any substitute. 8ample sent FR.., dress, Allen 8. Olmasted, LeRoy, N. Seasoning. "He swore she was the salt. life." "And now that they are wed "She's the pepper." A Demeutle lWys Regae*7 Comoounded by Experienced P - Conforms to Pure Food and DrIku Wins Friends Wherever Used. Ask gists for Murlne Eye Remedy. dine in Your Eyes. You Will ike Doesn't Entertain. "Did you say he was a lecturet. entertainer?" "No; 1 merely said he was s. turer." For Colds and Grlpp-Cs The best remedy for Grlpp and Hicks' Capudine. Relieves the aei feverishness. Cures the cold-I also. It's Iquld-ffiec'ts immedl5 M and 5F at Drug Stores. Its Kind. "This squib about people's. on to straps in street cars "Oh, that's a standing joke." A dealer sold imitation S His customer gave it to a frle I dej JIyst his customer. tomer Josj his friend. The early cucumber isn't Mason at sight, but it's there comes to giving the grip. ,& •.~ i, ,.