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THE LAKE OF SACRIFICE.
Louisiana Body of Water About Which There la an Indian Legend, Lake Ca-ta-ou-la, tire sacred lake ol the Indians, lies enscon ed, as it were in the deep solitude of the forest which skirt* the Attakapas prairie on the east aide of the Tecbe at about nine cull** from the town of St. Mar tinvllle. The beauty of Us scenery and its picturesque landscapes havn probably no equal in the state, sa.es the New Orleans States. Its waters nave the transparency of cry-ua:. and its depth averages from 30 to 100 feet. The word Ca-ta-ou-la means the lake of sacrifice. Tire following legend, as dramatic and tragical as the Biblical narrative of the death of Jephthah * daughter, gives us the origin of (hat name. The Tetlmetcheo Indians, being threatened with dire calamity, the na ture of which we know not, their prayermen consulted their oracles, and were informed that to propitiate the great Manitou and to avert tire calami ty a fair maiden of the tribe was to be sacrificed to the cruel god and her soul drowned in the placid water* of Lake Ca-ta-ou-la. me neauunu Aiia-ia, ice rair daughter of the chief, offered herself as a willing victim to propitiate the Great Spirit. Dressed in all the finery and plc tureequeness of apparel of an Indian princess, she repaired to the lake in whose waters she was to 8nd a watery jwave, followed by the weeping maid ens and the stern warriors of the trj|£. She glided in her light canoe on the ■waters of the lake until she had reached the middle of the stream, and with her eyes upraised and bands ex tended toward the heavenly mansion of the great Mauitou, she offered him her youth and her life blood as a sacrifice to propitiate him and to avert, the calamity that threatened her people With radiant smile she then turned toward the shore of the lake where knelt the weeping maiden*. She waved her hand gently to them, bidding them an sternal adieu, and plunged Into it* waters, to be seen no mor*. Supersititous persons assert that even to this day in times of great calamity and misfortune, when the moon spans the sky and shines serene in the high heavens, streaking with silvery fringe the gentle ripples of the lake, a shadowy form is seen glid ing on its waters in a light canoe, with hands extended heavenward, and they say that all at once, uttering a wil'd and unearthly shriek, < the shadowy form plunges headlong into the waters and disappears, while the terror-strick en denlzeus of the forest answer the shrieks with howls and lugubrious boot ings. From that time Lake Ca-ta-ou-la be came the sacred lake of the Indians, and every year they repaired to this spot to propitiate the great Manitou with their offerings and sacrifices. Into its crystalline waters they plunged themselves to get cleansed of their moral and physical impurities; Into it* sacred waters they dipped their amu let* and arrows to avert approaching calamities and to protect themselves against the devices of the evil spirit He who could not make this yearly pilgrimage felt despondent and uu •y happy, and his inability to follow the Others in the saintly journey boded Dim UU suuu. If while performing his immersion In the lake one should happen to drown, his memory was execrated, and bin death was considered the judg ment of the great Manitou as an atone ment for the crimes committed by him. The lake is still called Ca-ta-ou-la the lake of sacrifice, but the great Manitou, like his Indiau worshipers, is now a thing of the past. Frost Makes Fat Turkeys. “Cold weather makes fat turkeys,”! said the poulterer. '•Why?' i “Because in a warm fall the ground j keeps soft, the vegetation linger; on j and the fields are full of worms and j bugs. What's the result. t hi* r» suit i is that the turkeys, from sunrise till ! dark, tramp the tempting fields on long , fdrages, eating the worms and bugs ; which thin them, and walking all (heir! soft and fine flesh into tough stringy muscle. I; “A coltl fall, with early frosts and snows, freezes the ground and kilis the bugs. Then the turkeys ar*= not tempted to wander. They loaf in the farmyard, gorge an abundance of grain, and put on flesh like a middle aged woman at a seashore hotel. "But in a warm fall, hunting the ir resistible bug. the turkeys do their 15 j or 20 miles regularly, and become ath-| letes. For athletic turkeys there is no public demand.” The Lawyer. Now. guess who it is that takes a* oath “whereby he invokes Gods help that he may do no falsehood uor ccn ■ sent to the doing of any in court; that he may not wittingly or willingly pro mote or sue any false, groundless or unlawful suit, nor give aid or con . sent to the same: that he may delay se. but that he may conduct himself with all good fidelity.” Guess who takes that oath. But you would never guess it in the world. It is the lawyer.—Kansas City Times. Not in That Case. He—Do you believe that if one per son gives another a pai'- of scissor* it will cut their friendship? "hA-yNot if it’s a nice little pair of •^Scissors with my monogram ml . vara. I TIGERS A PUBLIC MENACE. People end Stock Are Titled by Seep age Beasts Id Mexican Territory. Tigers, driven from their mountain lair* in *be territory vt Topic by the j scarcity of food continue to ravage the hacienda* of the valley* Th*y are be soming nuoh a general danger, eays th* Mexican Herald, that the municipal au thorise* have offered a reward of f!0 j for every tiger's skin. For 'he peat several month* great numbers of the anfmale have swarmed through the marshes of the lowlands along (he coast and in the valley* of ! the territory of Tepic, having been driven out of the states of Sinaloa and Sonora by th* floods and the extremely cold weather. The damage caused to i the haciendadoH and the danger in ourred hy the presence of the animals : was such that many of them offered I rewards for th* skins of th* animals some time ago. The tigers, however, seem to ilk* the warm weather and th* good food that th*y are getting in Tep4« and Instead of deoreaaing their numbers have greatly Increased within the last few weeks. Now the municipal authorities of the territory have also offered a reward for the akima of the animal*. The tigers have become so bold that msy win enter me nouses on me plan tation* and help themselves to what evsr comes in their path. Several deaths are reported io different parts of the territory. In many sections of the state It Is necessary to have armed guards stationed at night, to insure the safety of the other people in the settlements. Live stock Is suffering more than anything else. With the slight pro visions that, are necessary for the shel ter of the stock, it leaves them in most cases without, any protection at all from the beasts. Even the presence of numerous guards around a bunch of cattle Is oftentimes insufficient to keep the tigers from getting away with an animal or two from along the edges of ths herd. Hunting for the animals has been greatly stimulated by the offers of the government and scores of hunters are scouring the country for them. The number of the skins that have been turned in thus far is large and it is hoped that It will not he long before the animals are driven back to the seclusion of the mountains. WAKING IN THE WILDERNESS How te Get. Out of Bed When the Thermomater Registers Forty Below Zsto. Ton are awakened In the bitter dark ness of the early morning by the sound of the camp dogs moving among the frozen pails of refuse You hear their padding footsteps passing this way and that outside of the tents and the brushing of their bodies against the canvas walls Then you hear the sound of chopping wood where some one is at work in the starlight, says the Boston Globe One of the men stirs and rises in she darkness. The tent is bitter cold, with everything frozen as hard as iron. You hear the man fumbling around in the darkness for the matches, and presently ha ■trikes one and lights a candle. Presently he begins chopping th« wood for the stove, and his big. round shadow moves uncouthly and gro tesQuely about the walls as the flams of the caadl# wavers in the draught of ooid air. He makes a firs, and in a moment the flame is roaring up the stovepipe, which gradually becomes « dull red with the gushing heat. He stands with his back to the stove and prssently the other man rises and JVF I UO UIUI. Then you yourself move reluctantly In your warm swaddling of furs, and with some effort, crawl out into the bitter cold and Joint, the others around the stove Noue of you speak, but each absorbs the scanty heat in silence. By and by, warmed to some return of life you peep out of the tent; the sky la like black crystal, the stars shining with incredible efful gence. From the stovepipe of th* other tents rockets of flame are gush ing up into the air; showers of sparks rise up into the night high overhead —hover, vvaver. and then unk dwind ling upon the tent and the surround ing snow. You look at the thermometer haug ing against a tree and see by the light of a match that it is 40 degrees below zero By this time the sutell of cook .ug Is Ailing the silent frozen spaces of the darkness and you reenter the tent to hug again the warmth of th# stove, with a huge appetite for the ntde bteiricfast of melted grease and glllettes. Explosions in Old Battle-Fields. The forests in !he mountains known as Loudon Heights, opposite Harper's Ferry, took Are recently and burned with great intensity. After some time a series of explosions were heard which startled 'he Inhabitants, and the concussion was so great rhat it brok# windows in some houses in Harper's Ferry, across the Shenandoah The ex plosions were caused by the bursting of shells which had been thrown on the heights at the time when Gen. Mills surrendered to Stonewall .lark son in 1852. These had failed to ex plode when they were fired, and had remained there for more than 40 years. —N. Y. World. A Good Finish. 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For sale, $1.00 by all drug gists. Call on W. W. Dutton, Newport. Ark., for book and free sample. j Hoyt’s “A Bunch of Keys.” Our theatre goers are promis ed one of the most delightful shows of the season at the opera house on Tuesday, Nov. 21, when Gus Bothner’s comedians will appear in the musical comedy, ‘‘A Bunch of Keys.” We hear and read none but complimentary things of the show; the musical numbers combined popularity with artistic excellence to a greater degree than any other farce comedy. It is more than a roaring farce—it is a crack ling, thundering one—it fairly takes the audience by storm and wreathes in smiles faces that have grown sorely sober watch ing theatrical performances that do not amuse. It is impossible to resist the fun, it is of such a jolly wholesome sort that it j reaches out and takes hold of I the spectator and makes him laugh whether or no, so hail ‘‘A Bunch of Keys,” and in the im mortal words of Rip Van Winkle, “May it live long and prosper.” Have you seen one of the Grand Portfolios of the Penn W.voming Copper Co. ? Elmo Riddell will send you one on re quest. 73btf NEW YORK CLIPPER IS THE 8REATE8T ! THEATRICAL I SHOW PAPER IN THE WORLD. ! $4.00 Per Year, Single Copy, !0 Cts. T.SSUKJ) WEEKLY. Sample Copy Free. FRANK QUEEN PUB. CO. Ltd,, I Ai.Bi-.nr • bokii . ,S1 ;s si .■ 4- ! t>r.. .. ’.v * „RK. | BARGAINS GALORE I 8 Commencing Saturday, October 2<3th, when our new store is 8 a opened for business. 8 M ' _' I THE GREATEST SACRIFICE SALE Ever attempted in Arkansas for our extensive wholesale stock of Clothing, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Cloaks, Dresses, Laces. Embroid- > erics, fresh from the.East, will be sold at 40 Cents oil the Dollar I Come and be Convinced. HERE'S TO SHOW YOU: Men’s all-wool Suits, worth ^ 00 $10.00, go for.$L»y\3 Men’s all-wool, double and twist worsteds Silk lined, a bargain at J" AA $15.00, our price.4)u*/U t, s f Men’s stout wool Pants, worth ^ $2.00, go for.I OC/* 1,500 fine Hats, worth $1.00 to ^7 $3.50, your choice.I OC'# 50.000 yards Cotton Dress Goods, ^ J p worth 5 to 15c, go for .«2v j Ladles’ House Wrappers of out- ^ Cp ing flannel, worth $1.98.-.I O'V'* Good Rain Coats, extra stout, worth $3,00. Roys’ Knee Pants, all sizes, good value at 35c to 72c a pair; we will sell 1 f\p them while the^ last at.I Vw* ! — "j1 11 Trustee’s Sale of Land. Whereas, Mary E. Coffin and her husband, J. B. Coffin, by their deed of trust, executed on the 23d day of August, 1900, dub' recorded in Book No. 34. page 396, of the records of mortgages and deeds of trust of Jackson county, Arkansas, con veyed toG. A Hillhouse, as trustee, to secure the payment of a certain note, executed by the said Mary E. and J. B. Coffin to S. E. Dukes, as guardian of Leroy See, the following described land, situated in Jackson county, Arkansas, to wit: Beginning at comer of Walnut and East Sec ond Front street, thence north 100 feet across Jones’ lot, thence along Jones’ north line 200 feet east, thence north parallel with section line 275 feet to Hazel street, thence 90 feet west to cor ner of Hazel and East Second Front street, thence 225 feet along East Second Front street to the beginning to Jones’ corner, all in the town of Swifton. Default having been made in the payment of said note I will, as such trustee, on the 4TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 1905, between the hours of 10 a. m. and 3 p. m.. at the front door of the court house, in the city of New port. Jackson county, Arkansas, sell said land to the highest bidder,for cash, for the purpose of satisfying said indebtedness. G. A. HILLHOUSE, Trustee. Newport, Ark., November 11, 1905. See Elmo Riddell’s ad. in this issue. 73btf L. L. 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I commenced taking Foley's Honey and Tar and found relief from the first and three bottles cured me completely.” A Policeman’s Testimony. J. N. Patterson, night policeman, of Nashua, Iowa, writes: '-Last winter I bad a bad cold on my lungs and tried at least a half-dozen advertised cough medicines and had treatment from two physicians without getting any benefit. A friend recommended Foleyr3 Honey and Tar and two-thirds of a bottle cured me. I consider it the greatest cough and lung medicine in the world.” Three sizes—25c, 50c and $1.00. The 50-cent size contains two and one-half times as much as the small she and the $1.00 bottle almost six times as much. Refuse Substitutes. SOLD IND RECOMMENDED BY W. E. BE YENS