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Mll!!!Illlfl ulll' 1111111111111111' UIIIUIIIIIIuIII OUR MAIN MISSION : THE UPBUILDINC OF SHREVEPORT AND NORTH LOUISIANA. VOL. I. SHREVEPORT, LA., SATURDAY, MAY "':, Y.. NO. 'i. DR. C. RATZBURC, DENTIST, Ni. 318 Texzas treot, Over Bo.e.keimer's. DRESS GOODS! Our Beautiful New Line of Seasonable Attractions In - D- ress Goods- . Wrrants Your Inspection. We are Showing in GREAT VARIETY the Very Latest anti Most Approved Selection in All Srates, Fabrics, Shades, Colors. We guarantee the ntewest and betst Goods. as well as the Faliret Priies. Yours Truly BODENHEIMER BROS., 316 and 318 Texas St. Gal.lon ....... ..... .. G tlou ................ ) i Gallon. ........... :) II G allons ............. ....... g. GARDNER, 5s4 TEXAS AVE. .J. LEATON, - OENEIAL - Sh$b.PO ·t L2. For Rent. bi * 12 Spring street, of thal portion occu ?3oGrr Apply to 1. K CL.fSTER. CLIPS as SALE STABLE. ,. PASO ROUTE. RAIL LINES. -a" tad twushe North. i f•orado and -oe routes will be td bLines-. ·WA CX, #-Iz3 ~rua .......p.. -Vurr rr na CEO. W. KENDALL, NOTARY PUBLIC -and Abstracter of Land Titles. FuIll :aahtra·ct? of all landtl in ('adldo Pari-h. and all lots i iShrtbeveport. Lists of all avatct IU('it."id States, state, Hailhofal ad ( ' tI,1 Lands. t )ftimes 5N Texas Bt. P. (. By(x 6.L FOR 10 DATS 0NLT. ri' CO BARGAINS a co --IN-- in CITY PROPERTY. tk For the next sixty days only, I ° will sell the several choice pieces of building and tenement property below enumerated: This list embraces some of the a finest building lots in the city, as a well as those suitable for well pay- w ing tenement houses. 1 Lot Ground on Jordan street, on ti Belt Line,140s150 feet extra, ine a for family residence. P 1 Plat of Ground corner Texas - Avenue and Murphy streets, em bracing an area of 1$5x208 feet, i and opposite Izard's store. L 2 Beautiful Lots on Crockett . street, on ene of which is a nice ad eoiforL two-eto re- _ sappliedr with swerage I_ ýr aspitl, on of which is a tenement house Swhich bringse artin rental of a s per matt. a 6 Lots n ouer of 8pr e and S Lawsreeeon atwoo wh there p as thre tenements which bring b s, pO r amoath. f D on D snovan vrmt, on Belt a on osa of which are two a * tenements which rent for Sper month. 2 Lots n Davis street, on oe a s boas which rents for $ per f SLotsbear BateH's ill. d M Lots in rer of Judep A. W.O. I Hsose a d Log which rent for 6a peramouth. I 'his property will be on the marhet t sr sitdo caly, andif tf adt smd wfhin that tMeWf PO L itivey beswid an e d sq ae a my e, t U s bgeel a n r 1 9l~ PRACTICAL FARMER ' COMES TO THE FRONT WITH HISI dry FIGURES, c,1 pu And Proves His Proposition Without ali Doubt. , Editor 'RO;REe: p KEACHI. La., May 12. 19'J2. ac I see from your issue of May 7, a , that your correspondent signing de himself "Reason" seems to think of that you have been imposed upon a' by some clod-hopper farmer in of reference to the cost of labor for pi the production of corn, and the of cost of raising pork on a hill farm at in North Louisiana, and he goes ce right into figures to prove his po- of sition. Now let us suppose that SI he is right and I am wrong. What pi then! w Corn was worth in Shreveport al on May 7th, 62 cents per bushel. ci If it costs 26 cents to raise and harvest it, including a very fine t, per cent on the capital invested in b raising it, it seems to, me it would c< pay to raise it. Bacon was quoted steady at 7 h cents. What a profit. if it onlyt, I cu-,ts 2 cents to raise pc rl:. lie seems to think that h.eI river land is too rich to plant in corn. Well, that is a new idea to t me. I have always thought that the better the land the more corn could be made. Land which will make one bale of cotton per acre tl will, with proper cultivation, aver age 50 bushels of ccrn. Count the r difference in cost of production and harvesting of both crops, fi tl the market price on earn at 50 al cents per bushel and cotton at 6 It cents per pound, and you will sfon r1 find which is the most profitable. Don't let me create the impres- 1 sion that I favor the ra'.hing of corn to the negleht of a reasonable cotton acreag.. Cotton will al ways be the main mn:)Iey crop for the Southera agriculturist, but I mean plant corn and raise hogs in connection with cotton. Any prac Stical farmer knows that the corn e and cotton crops, in the hills, when properly managed, do not cunilict s with one another very much. Now as to his cLot of raijiag corn. He charges fir-t rent of land, $2 per ac e. W\\e 11, I hsrly I think that a land ove, r ougLt to e charge himself up with the rent of Slands he works, and then expect an additional profit on the crop he raises on said land. A capitalist d would hardly expect to loan out Shis moneyat at an interest of say l I about 40 per cent, and expect to use the same money in business, a that he may realize another 100 e per cant profit. There seems to - be a wrong impression on this smbject. Land is the farmer's Ittoek in ad If any charge is Smade at all, it ought not to be Smrcie than a legitimate interest, with a credit of raent for house and a seuh other conveniences had on a Sfarm, which in most cases strikes an baanc . He next charges $3 !fertilizers. I think it hardly a falto arge. Iam oftheopinion that he does not exhaust all the beneflit of the application tine fiatt year. If fertilimrs are beneficial, ad I believe proper ones, and properly applied, they are, the extra yild will more than pay for Haunetafrg 8 for pep. ratios of land and plantinug cr. Ihardlynowwhbtto sa about . tha H eeither pqr. very ar - Pvhm Cultivator for listing and c Ahi v"iting: middle breaker to finsh beolding out: corn planter to open., drop and cover at the same time: common hoe, and a pair ,f steady se pulling horses, mares or mules. In listing land my lab, rer is em-T, ployed one-eighth of a day per acre in bedding out, one-eighth of a day in planting, one-eighth of a w day in cultivating, three-eighths e of a day in hoeing, four-eights of li a day in harvesting, making a total li of 10-8 or 1t days of labor to pre- y pare, plant, cultivate and gather u one acre of corn at a cost of (labor at 50 cents), 62) cents; board 10 " cents, a total of 721 cents per acre, o or at a cost of 7t cents per bushel. [ Should the average production k per acre be higher, the cost of corn n will proportionately be reduced a and if lower, proportionately in- s creased. My average last year was nearly a twenty bushels, the corn deriving benefit from fertilizers put under cotton the year before. tU II 'lext will attempt to show how to raise pork at . cent. Yours truly, PA' I" 1, I AI:MI:. Getting Ready to bo Happy. a T,.o masiy of us are lo,.king for- r w:;r: to happiness in the f iture in- r sta.l of getting all possible enjy- e mount out of the present-planning ii to be, rich or famtous or prospers us o in the future instead of taking g thankfully and enjoying fully the . bleurings of to-day. But it is well to , remember that the time will never t come when we shall have every- 11 thing we want, just how and where , and when we want. It is right to a lay up for old age, and to make ,, reasonable provision for the future, j but it is neither right nor wise in doing this to putoff to some possi- E ble future the happiness we might .uij ,y to yl.ty-to de~ly ourselves rroper recieation and comfort now, tb;it we may buy more land. or build a more elegant house or lay up mn;ney for chi!dren. thinking when all this is accomplished we will take comfort and be happy the hoped for paint may never be reached: or if it i=, siekne -s or death may come first and- the dear ones with whom we sxpect to be hippy may ho gone forever. Far better take thaukfully the good f things of life as every day given to receive every one of them as a memento to ddy, and also to live so as to make every day a progress in right living here and prepara t tion for the better life beyond. Y Detroit Free Press. 10LO WATO~NMS. " D Angel faces watch my pillow, Angel voices haunt my sleep, And upon the winds of midnight Shining pinions round me sweep; s Floating downward on the starlight i Two bright angel forms I see, e They are mine, my own bright dar lings, Comne from heaven to visit me. Earthly chlldjen smile upon me, But those little ones above e Were the first to stir the fountain, s Ut a mother's deathless love; - And as now .bey watch my pillow. SWhile their soft eyes on me shine, God forgive a mortal yearning e Still to call His angels mine. Earthly children fondly call me. But no mortal voice can seem Sweet as those that whisper "'Mamma" - Mid the glornes of my dream; Years wall pass and earthly prattlers Cease Ierubhance to lisp mv name, Bo) my angel baby's aeceuts ) Shall be evermothe same. Aid the bright band now around me - 1m their home peroLbooe wBI rove SIa their stsegth mo more depeudlug on s eeasst eas. sad ove, a .i ha weader -.nr 1"·c A I MI* A r RAISING APPLES. See What "Boss;er" Has to Say Ab " That Industry in Lcuisiana. T', Th,' r'r .rew~ P Iu " N )E liL IN (. L At.. M Iy 1, " . We have often been asked wLy l we can't raise good aplles here. J especially winter apples, and why ca do they rot so badly I nould like to say here that six or eight or years ago I could grow and keep f' until spring winter apples, and I to have kept fall apples until Febrnu- W ary; I packed them in sand. But d( of late years they, the fall and tL winter, all rot, and I have none to na keep. We hope, however, in the , near future, to again have apples Ha all winter of our own raising. as it ti has been discovered that bitter rot of the apple is a fungus disease. tt and can be fought successf ully f3 with spray pumps and fungicides. t Mr. B. F. Galoway, of the Depart ment of Agriculture, at Wa.hing- 1t ton, and his agents, have been sn('- w cessf ully treating this di-se;-e inu'la Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri and Arkansas. MIr. Gi. G. Curti:. an 1, agent. at Drook. Va.. abouit t ,, middle of August. 1"89). was di- f: rected to spray four trees of differ ent varieties with fungicide-. no t ing the results. He used salIaLiiO of potassium. one-half onCe.' to 1 gallon of water. The variti--. i Abraham, York Inmperial. Fall water. Fall P'ippin and Li:Lber- x twig. were selected for the experi- f; ment. Their conditions with re spect to rot at this timewere about tI as follows: Abraham, one-half s showing rot spots: York Imperial, Fall P'ippen and Limbertwig. 5 to 10 per cent; Fallwater, 90 per cent affected and many entirely rotten. c Three applications were made at 4 intervals of ten days, it requiring o about nine gallons of liquid to d each tree. The result on the f Abraham was very marked, the j disecse being arrested after the first application, no more rot f specks appearing, and the fruit t ripened perfectly, a tree of the ; r same variety not sprinkled drop ping all of its fruit. Practically r Q the same results were obtained in r the cases of the others, except the Limbertwig, owing doubtless to its very dense foliage and droop- t ing habit, Mr, Curtis made sev eral ' xperiments, with fungicides, and prefers the ammoniacal copper solution, made as follows: ICop per carbonate 3 ounces, ammonia 1 quart: mix, and as soon as all ae tion has ceased, dilute to 28 gal Ions with water and spray with a good s-prayer. This should . 1 done as soon as the rot is seen to have commenced, and repe.ite.l every ton days for at least one month. There are now experi ments being made with the peach 1 rot, as seen on our May peaches especially, and with almost a cer tatint of success. Eternal vigilance is the price of fruit, as well as liberty, and we must read, observe and act it we would succeed. Yours truly, Bosasrin. ** r Cows for the outh. Some of our Southern exchanges I re advising the farmers to engage more in mixed farming and km otton oulture tLhi yea . , don't the.. papr ta I jeetofdairyaimgad are to make a Sbwruachof eat iinekene s .en set Wr *** asibdr deas~5-i sear es d t hrItio - Ti L - I ;ai:Vy \V., 11. Sheep Raising in KM:sissir:x 111 a recent i--1llO oe m e. quoted the SuutLt'.:r Liv, Stock Journal, having giiiin it credit for saying that fifty sheep lnIi a clover patch of live acres would net the owner from .I(N) to f200t every year. It should have been credited to a California paper, a State wherein they evidently raise fewer dogs. and consequently more sheep. than does Mississippi. The Jour nal, commenting on the article which contained this statement. and bewailing the shortcomings of the Mississippi legislatulsays: Ootr legislatures grapple with the ,dg question. and venture so far as to anthorize, the levying of a tax. t util our lehrilatnres can t::l crirage ei.ough to do, away w ith ti ,1,. ,,ti rely. (or to put thea ulIler iit ;] it1' rt'c raint. it is wu - e tl.a:t f ,,lisi: .- to talk soutlt r:,i-ig s.he;p in tf:.: farm. H,-'ce it is we ci :.:, it. at e-tly lanl l,,!.t blh e ,'.,' L . , thi' SrJm.( ,. r I . oi. n . 'n11 ther thilln i f leý :i .tl e . tad to k,:hop kli,, g n,.te l ,..,, i- ho'und witn: Ler;'\eto, d1al J': " dog t1ie" Ir ais t -'cAlea 1V, dealt wit. ( i or twor t n, w:i.ths curs it a ni1h-"? lt tim 1 (cat, do mi dam 'age to ia thock of she p than all the 1,is of Mii-.i ili are worth. Yet ounr solohs tmany of them furnier-l -ay. in ettoi't: The dogs of Mi is.-ili art'e 1i more value than the sheep. Every man of them that will ý(o stultify himself [ should be elected to stay at home. t Cabbage and Squash. The starket gardn-rs near large cities, with their lands worth from L $5J00 to$1,000 an acre, must econ omize in the use of land and pro duce as many crops as possible e from the same piee piecn one in onseason. e This can be done by the aid of e hotbeds in starting the plants, and fertilizing the land, ketpling it ab to a high state of productiveness. eA mistake is often made in plait ing two crops on the same land to 9 mature about the same time. n An Eastern seed-grower and e market -gardener attempted to Sgrow cabbage and squash upon the same land by planting the squash seed in the cabbage rows. The result was a maximum crop r of cabbage and a minimum crop of equash. Another equally soees a cfl gardner planted the two eops Suni omitted the cabbage o !1 '; 1 third row, planting his uquas" a 'cdtl there. The result was a lar;e crop of both products bar u vested at the same time .1 Squashes and peas ae, ia grown profitably on the ese al1 - Oe) gardner gives as a wr J h the crops, grown simulamasis harvest of 200 bushels of r- peas and 6 tons of equaab5 a - same piece of land. But f attempt to get retrasm re either simultaneous or re farming, we must und land mnst bhe m itngly, as the soil c out of a crop. aP ea a a miq.ranasi eli i a'aus d• sa'd due ro -id akl ~Y ?t-.