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A. KAIINy ,
123 and125 Texas Street, Wholesale a
and Retail Dealtr In
Glasswarre, Tinware t
LAMPS AND HOUSE-
Sole Agent for the Celebrated Charter' Oak an
Buck's Brilliant Stoves and Ranges.
A Full Line of Heating Stoves and Cheap Cook.
Country Orders Respectfully Solicited.
'J. 8. HUNTEB " W. H. HUNTER, JB t
--COMMISSION MERCHIIANTS AND DEALERS IN
Groceries, Western Produce
Sgin , dies ind Pluiition hpplies,
SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO CASH ORDERS,
NOS. 606 & 608 LEVEE STREET, SHREVEPORT, LA.
Livery, ale and uFaed
STABLES AND IMULE PENS.
Shreveport Transfer Co.,
700, 702, 704, 706 and 708 Texas St., Cor. Louisiana
Our Facilities are Unsurpassed for any Business offered m
We also have a large Lot of Horses and Vehicles tnat we
Sell at a Bargain.
SF. MA RTE
NO 612 LEVEE
Se 01oi Reliable
FOR IRON ROOFING.
A big stock of V. Crihp, Corrugated and Standinog Seam Rooflung oenstatly oh
ligyd Yi "wtp ; "tp iices. Tin and Sheet Irpa, .8~p,,prepared for.doing* al
kinds iof this work. Satifaotion guaranleed. A Plumniing 'Departmeont i oonneo.
--%~.-vtinwi. , 8,Drie1pared to do work promptly. A large Stock of Cook.
Ing rn g itn ~toves just reo*eived. Houtse-furuishing oods, Crookery, Eto.
~ 'R~' S~lR : SVEPORT. LA.
SNow is the time - -
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.-IN THE SW1OM1N4 C: .
11e Got no Berries,' But Showed the
I hllsophy of Getting Rich.
Perhaps the thermometer was not
160 in the smoking room of that
parlor car. The fat man said it was,
and the other passengers were in
cline,l to let it go at that. At any
rate it was hot enouga for all prac
tical purposes, and the entire com
pany of smokers had stripped offl
coats and vests and loosened sus
penders and unbuttoned collars, and
were listening with eager attention
to the tales of the returned Arctic
The fat man was gloatin over ta
particularly riillstic description of
an ice-floe which was three mile.
long and a mile wide and no one
knows how many miles, deep. lie
Shad announced his intention of emi
grating to Greenland and settling
there, when the train drew into Lit
tie Falls and Istoppled. A couple of
small boys stood on the platfo m
crying: '',trawburries' Nice fresh
strawburries!" They had a few boxes
of luscious fruit covered over with
fresh green leaves and the fat man
Smade a bolt for the platform and
bought a quart. The other people
in the smoking room followed his
example. They found that the ber
ries were as nice as they looked and
the price was fifteen cents a box. live
men bought a box each antI turned
I them over to the porter of the buf
fet car, telling him to serve them as
soon as he could get them read\y.
The sixth man was an old fellow
with a hooked nose and a big yellow
diamond in his necktie. ",How moch
is dose berries?" ho asked.
"'Fifteen cents a quart," replied the
'I'll gif you (len for a box."
There was a long argument be
lweon the man and the boy. F'inally
the train began to move and the old
man said: "Bcedder take den cPds.
a You will haf dem left on your hands.''
J '-Oh," said the bay, "there'll be
another train along in a little while
and then I'll sell them."
SVoell, I'll gif you den cen Is for a
* "Nopt" shouted the boy and the
old man climbed back into the car.
In a short time the buffet man
brought the strawberries into the
smoking room and the five owners
ate them with great relish. The old
man watched the feasters out of the
corners of his eyes. No person of
fered him any, although he plainly
wanted an invitation. After the
dishes bad been removed and silence
' had fallen on the company, the old
man said: "VWell, I mage money
either vay you bog ad I1. If I buy
de berries I mage fife conds, but if I
didn't buy de bdrries I mage den
",And that," said the fat man moist
ly, 'is the philosophy of getting
An Estate Obtained by a 't I.
,Land transfer has lost a great dleal
of the simplicity which character
ized the operation in the olden time.
The pleasant land of Bosham, in
Sussex, once belonged to the arch
bishop'of Cnnterbury, but was much
coveted by Earl (Todwin, supporter
o: the last of the Saxon kings,
whose treasury was unfortunately
too empty to purchase it. lie ob
tained •he place by a novel system
In of land transfer. Ills lordship at
tended a great ceremony in the
archbishop's cathedral, followed by
his retainers, and, in accordance to
ye time-honored custom, said to his
grace, "Da mihi basium," meaining
*"Give me the kiss of peace;" only
* instead of saying ,,basium" he in
geniously substituted the provincial,
pronunciation of Bosham. The
bishop graciously replied, ",Do tibi
Sbasium," which,being interpreted,ie
,'I give thee the kiss," which he
did. But Godwin cried, "Thou hast
gilven me Bosham," to which all his
retainers cried, ".Why cert'nly," and
the whole crew at once rode off to
take possession of the pleasant Sus
sex territory. The archbishop could
not help himself and allowed the
trans:er to go on. The: law has
greatly complicated matters since
I English Tea Drunkards.
Tea drinking is rapidly becoming
on a Vice among English working' wo
al men, and it has just been shown by
ioo. Miss Winifred Ellis that the misera
ok. ble condition of the workers in the
slate quarries at Merioneth is very
largely due to the inordinate con*
sumption of tea by the men, as well
Sas the women, of the district. 'i'he
teapot is in use all day long, and ap
ears at every meal, and although
ss Ellis. herself held cookery
classes in the mining district, she
'found it impossible to wean the poor
from incessant tea drinking, or to
use nutritions foods. There can be
no doubt that the indigestion and
anaemia from which working girls
and servants invariably suffer is
Slargely due to inordinate tea con
sumption. In most work rooms and
kitchens the teapot is in constant
requisition,and its effects, if less re
volting than those of the beer can,
are hardly less dire upon the health.
-New York Advertiser.
A woman writes to this office to
ask what is meant by ",accomplish
ments." The newspaper acceptance
.f the.word is that it means any
qualities the wife of a rich mn
posre.: If she makes a oroas for
r ~ it is said, she has many
oaooo-b nt& -hbison Globe.
pra th1gh hber Ih-She s one
rtdheia eeri at womea any man
M. ZoLS. Wlreuellot . B. HICRt, ~ne-*Presulea. *W. '. Z LAWFuRD, Seo'y anti Tg
P. M. HICKS, S. . . HICKS, . T. CRAWFORD, F. H. GOSM AN, W. F. CHAS,
BENJAMIN GRA'Z of Warren, Jones & Gratz, St. Louis, Mo.
THE HICKS COMPANY
WHOLESALE GROCERS & COTTON FACTORS,
115 AND 117 TEXAS STREET, SIIREVEPORT, La.
Wri.ehouses: Corner 8Drinr and Travis and Travis and Common Streets
Caveats, and Trade-Marks obtained, sad all Pa,
eat business conducted for Moderate Fees.
i Ou Office Is Opposite U.S. Patent Oe1.c
sad we can secure patent in leas time than those
remote from Washlrnton.
iend model, drawg or photo., wrth des rip
tion. We advise, if patentable or not, free o/
ekarge. Our fee not ne till patent is secureG
A Pamphlet, "how to Obtain ratente," wi•t
names of actual clients in oatrtate, Coanty,os
town. sent free. Address,
. pposelt Patent Olee, Washlnito 0.0.
A strange story is told by 1, uiis 'I.
lHunter. ex-coniductor upon thli .11', -
eian national road, .nys a writer in
the St. Louis ]etpublie.
In the city of San Luis I'oto.-i i a
city hail which, when complet d,t. TI h
inhabitants claim, will be th eigh h
wonder of the world. It has . -en
many yotears in cour'e of constrllui (,on
and has cost milions. When it will
be completed no manl can say. 'Ih 'ire
Sis a present cause of delay \ýhiehI
r promises to continue inideliiit. ly.
1 The f,'ont of the building is beauti
fully ornamented in stone. The Mý.x
icans wanted skilled stone-cutters for
the carving, so they imported a doz
en experts from Pennsylvania. They
were all young men temptio by con
tinual employment at high wages.
One Fourth of July a member of their
j band got drunk. Ils name was Rob
inson. He stood in one of the little
n saloons of the city and at regular in
" Ilurrah for the Fourth of July!"
" To him entered a drunken Mexican
e who responded with, "'Viva el cinco
Yhe American's patriotic reparle
e was prompt: ''T'oh--l!" said ho.
e "wt t the >ith of May! 'Rah for the
The Mexican drew a dirk and made
a savage rush. Robinson shot and
i killed him.
u His American comrades left the
city in all directions. He was tried
. and condemned to death. It str~uck
the authoritiec , however, that with
Robinson in the grave there would
i be no one to finish the carving upon
the vast expanse of the hall frout u So
tl they deferred shooting him until the
task was eu',d. and set him to work.
Every day, Sundays excepted, in
n the shine of summer or the blasts of
i. winter, he may be seen pasted like a
h fly upon the front of the building.
;r chipping away, while a file of
;, soldiers st::nd guard in the
y street below. When the day's work
- is done he is taken back to his cell.
n But life is sweet, even to Robinson,
t- and they say that he is in no hurry
e to finish. The marvelous skill at
y shirking which he has displayed,
o challenges the admiration of every i
is one of the million 4 of men who re
g gard work as an imposition.
y It is calculated that at his present
1- rate of progress the carving will be
1, completed in about 340 years, if he
ie should live so long, which seems un
s Worn by a Pretty Girl They 'roduce
is Trouble in a Choir.
id It was New Year n)orning, and the
to fashionable choir of the ultra-fash
i. onable church was rapturously
d greeting the opening of the year
a with a superb anthem that thrilled
as the hearts of the congregation with
: a religious fervor so deep that the
collection plate passed by unseen.
,Ah-ah-ah-ah-ahmen!" swelled out
the clear soprano note, rising to high
B and a quarter.
o "Treeloo- treeloo - treeloodle -
by loodle, trilly-willy-wee-oo-wee'"went
a- the organ, flute stop and viola stop
oe trilling in unison.
y "Ah-ah-sh-ah-ahmen, ah-ah-ah-ah
n. men, ahmen!" swept out the mellow
11 strain from the round, white throat
be of the contralto with so grand a
p sweetness that the brown-eyed girl
h in the sealskin coat turned to gaze,
y and caught the eye of the base solo
ie st as she turned.
or "Tra-lee, tra-lee, tra-leedle-leedle,
to toore-loora-llera-lool" went the or
be gan, soft and low, somewhere in the
ad depths of its harmonious bowels of
is "Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ahmen, ahmen,
n- ahmen ah-ah-atmen!" caroled the
ad tenor, till his bell-like notes startled
nt the English sparrows from the eaves
e- of the sanctuary; while the girl with
a, the brown eyes smiled and the heart
h. of the basso profundo played a stac
cato movement against his ribs.
He stepped forward, music in hand.
SHis turn had come. His eyes were
to ever fixed upon the girl with the
h- sealskin sacque.. Her deep eyes
ce thrilled his very soul. The flush
Dy that came and went across her velvet
n cheek found responsive echoes in his
or pulse. With one heart-touching
aY glance he looked into the liquid
Slakes of her.h gentle vision and sang:
"Ah-ah-sh-there, ?h-there, al
.tbere! M-ah-ah-ther, ah-there! Ah!
r• FW on. instant tlhe congregation
db: balA o saotear's breaths, then the
as orlPd sItrok up with a blast hike a
. . steam Itstlei .ad eousething was
ME hst & Ami Ia t Ala shofts
LEON M. CARTER
Pure Drugs, Hediciies,
.,YjD TOILET _TIcLS.
--Makes a Specialty of
1 which are warranted to be always fresh.
PRESCRIPTIONS GAREFULLY PREPARED.
- Corner Texas and Spring Streets, - - - Shreveport, La.
leS. DREYFS & CO,
--Wholesale Dealers In-
Boots, Shoes, Hats,
ad Corner Spring and Crockett Streets.
Prompt Attention Paid to Country Orders
WHITED & WHELESS.
k. ---Wholesale and Retail
-11k -Make a Specialty of
CilNG, BASE, IOULUING, :, ",
:: :: SIDING, F[,OORING. CEILII. C .
Also Cypress Shingles, Sash and Doors.
un- BOTH WHITE PINE AND CYPRESS.
EOUNTRY ORDERS SOLICITED. . SHýREVEPOR'T, LI.
How They Are Pait and Heldl Respon
In English restaurants, where the cv
customer pays his bill through the w
waiter, the latter is held responsible g(
for its due payment from the moment sc
he receives the articles ordered by the tr
customer from the kitchen, and what t(
is known as the "check" system is re
pretty generally adopted. The waiter, n.
on beginning his day's work, pays in gi
to the proprietor or his clerk from $10 st
to $25 to cover the orders he is likely a
to receive during the day, and he is fi
given in exchange *a number of If
"cheeks." For every order he gives he g
hands in checks to an equivalent is
amount If the value of the orders ex- n
ceeds the amount of deposit the waiter h
must pay in more money before he re- b
ceives the dishes. What the customers t
pay him he retains until settling time. I
If the customer goes away without '7
paying the waiter must bear the loss i
The waiter is the person on whom the c
blame naturally falls if orders are not I
promptly executed. But he is himself I
at the mercy of the kitchen porters, a
who pass the dishes from the kitchen, 4
and these men seriously impede him by e
dawdling in carrying out his orders ift
he fails to square them with a fee. (i
Strychnine Settled Them.
One month ago the splendid crop
prospect of Washington county was
seriously threatened by that abomina
ble pest, the squirrel or gopher, but
the farmers said no, and they meant
it. Such a buying of powder and dhot
and strychnine was never heard of in
this country, and the war was made in
dead earnest. Most of the 'armers
n w report that they have the upper
hand of Mr. Squirrel, and that he is
not doing much damage. It is esti
nrated that 100 pounds of strychnine
hav. been purchased for this purpose
at ab average price of 88 per pound,
ay, $1,800, and that 700,006 squirrels
ht been killed in the county, and
S ' each squlrel would have de
I ~ od -easteaup# ~,f wbt,
A tý,uching ltality from frost c
curred in a remote Russian village, last
winter. A peasant and his wife had
gone to attend a wedding party at
some distance and were belated in re
turning. They left their little dwell
to the care of two small children, aged
respectively 6 and 4, both boys. About;
nightfall the children appear to ha
gone out to amuse themselves in
snow, and in the meantime the door,
which opened outwardly, had becomo:
frozen in the jambs, resisting all the
feeble efforts of the little ones to re
gain access to the hut. When. the
small victims were found it was
noticed that the elder chili
had, in tender solicitude, removed
his bast shoes and drawn them ovw.
the smaller felt-,lad feet of his littl
brother, leaving himself bare-footed
The younger child's body, with fingei
in the mouth and tears frozen in iciloed
on the blanched cheeks, was clasped
t in the rigid embrace of that of the de
votedlittle elder boy. Frost bites oif
a more or less serious nature were od
extremely Irequent occurrence in B1u
sia during the intense frost On
f among many cases at Warsaw
that of a young lady who remark
the symptoms of frost-bite on the no0
while skating. She returned
P immediately, and imprudently batlhe
a her face in hot water, with the instzn
effect that the whole of the flesh
t part of the nose fell away from t
t I mporthnt lint Not Euentisl.
a At \Ml-, the other night, there weir
n a temperan'e lecture in the chapel
* one of the (churches. The gent
r who was to preside did not show
s and a man known to have a deep
'- terest in the temperance cause
Scalled upon to act in his place. Mr.
Sis a very ncrv u, man who easily
I, rattled. He struggled to his fest
s this is what he said: "Liad1
d gent!pen--Since Brother ---
here, Cit k the b'lessing 0.4