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?IA5WED W5EE LY.
NDGARD. u s 3 LOUISIANA
Fine old clothes weather.
The reckless driving of motors must
Death continues to take frightful
toll of the bird men.
Last week's weather was splendidly
adapted to frying eggs.
Sometimes the straw bond shows
which way the wind blows.
And in the meantime don't forget
to empty the pan under the icebox
This weather is hot enough without
getting hot at the weather man. Keep
As soon as one trust prosecution is
ended another, or perhaps two, is
We could use a little Canadian
weather now, but not too large a con
Beside helping to exterminate a foe
to mankind, swatting the fly affords
It strikes us that Dr. Grant, who
declared the Jonah tale a myth, is
not a flaherman.
"Big feet, good understanding," Is
a new maxim that is widely accepted
in the wild west.
The inventor of dynamite never in
tended that it should take the place
of the earthquake.
Still, if chorus girls get in the hab
t of carrying pistols, won't it dis
pourage the millionaires?
For the benefit ot the picnickers let
as remark that sand In the food is
not necessarily unhealthful
News comes that the chauffeurs of
at Paris have strck. But it does not
meatie whom they struck.
Lots at Joy riders realize after the
sesident thats they would have got
there quicker by slow freight
t is declared that women live longer
Ijan men. That is. probably the res
enw there are so many widows.
Marriages are not made in heaven.
Mloording to a- Chicago highbrow. At
any ate, they are unmade in Rena
Despite the esather, this appears
to be a-normal summer. Th saea ser
has been gving seances agatin.
An old bachelor is a man who has
A leim into the habit of countiag a
bwndred-befb e makiatng up his mind.
The datoes have condemned the old
bPlmtim Pket. Newt thing we know
wig sat the ban an "Casey
1 is e a ge lrwia pessimist is
a.ad who worries today becamse
A r `b. gthte wfI be unhapp to.
als-a Vomn nwhose bsbae
is m of imlons and HUburpar
ref near ..i+ _' deaf. <div'e es, Pia
CgiSlai sti atla beads have hee
- : mnded that a manth ago, or
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is n 'h a Inor more pu
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ARE MUCH BRIGHTER
MODERATE TO HEAVY PRECIPITA
TION IN TEXAS.
Breaking of the Drouth-Crop Growing
Rapidly in All Central and East
Memphis, Tenn.--Moderate showers to
heavy rains fell in central and middle
western Texas rounties on Friday and
Saturday.- In places the rainfall was
heavy enough to completely relieve the
drouth. In others it was light. Crop ac
counts are excellent in eastern and south.
eastern Texas and everything else
throughout the cotton belt save in Okla
homa, where light showers have given
only partial relief. Preceding the rain
in Texas further deterioration in the cot
ton crop had taken place, but a prompt
revival is now to be expected where the
precipitation has been sufficient.
In all central and eastern states the
crop is growing very rapidly, having been
tlimulated during the week by showers
and seasonable temperatures. Nowhere
has the rainfall been excessive enough to
give ground for serious complaint. South
Carolina is deficient in rainfall, recent
rains harng been poorly distributed.
The crop in southern Georgia and in
southern Alabama and Louisiana is large
and early, and a heavy August move
ment is indicated.
Cultivation continues almost perfect,
and although boll weevils are becoming
more numerous they have not yet be
come very destructive. Sufficient rains
for all present needs have fallen in cen
tral and Atlantic states save the two
ENGAGE IN DRI NKING CONTEST
Vater Overcomes Baptist Student in
Alton, Ill.-Earl McDow is the proud
victor of a drinking contest among five
seniors of Shurtleff College, a Baptist
ministerial school, but the defeated four
declare he won on a technicality.
Earl Griffey suggested the contest
while the five were sitting about the
well and a tin cup was passed around,
it being a provision of the bout that
every man should drain it to the last
The cup was passed around thirty
times. Estimating the cup held one
third of a pint, each man drank five
quarts of water. McDow was the man
to start the thirty-first round whee
he was overcome. He could not swallow
another drop, and he felt ill. So he
threw the cup into the welL
Since McDow had drank more than
any one else, and since there was noth
ing on hand to drink out of, he was de
WILL REFORM EFFETE EAST
I Cross Continent irl Will Teach Newport
New York.-Pretty little Nan Aspin
r wall, the daring young girl Saturday
Scompleted her ride, from San Francisco
to New York, the longest journey ever
tap by man or woman, is out to re
* form the "Effete" east.
She announces that she 'will begin with
the society women of Newport and will
ride to the fashionable resort .on her
fatmous Lady EIlei; the inar -on which
I she made her tripl. For the last month,
she says, she had been in correspondence
w with- ~a soeiety women, who desire
to train larla 'tdrbtling in order to re.
due their weight.
18TRIES TO LYNCH NEGRO
OM. 4 a Ws erd Wrest , figeunce on
- Grl's Assalfant.
r mlslo, 0----Wita cries-.of "ang
M itm!" "Lyneh the brte," a mob or
several hundred persoas .gathered and
theateed to wreak . summary vea
, gesaes pop Harvey Ilickens, Anegro,
who is aueemped of having attached a
lWe~.e- i white girl. The negro had
been captured by a- posse that chased
hi .ar several ailes apoa a hand car.
A e a.ew surrounded the city jail and
ae8i a demeonstration of vioslseae, but
Swasa quickly repelled by -e pollee and
he.. sounty a.nd ay nauthorities ..
thip" n.a:o tb , hadordered the
. ti. Pi~es ,fore the . ity prison,
aair pp lse ting this force, a large
:e l r special deputies had been
b II. ,Mes agtinat the
. ;Nbw `1sT INaCOURT
41i.ib:;ci~ ~i~ ot
THAT INFERNAL QUESTION
LL $OOT j LNOUv(M FcQ
1 6 ý,ý .15 tr ~or
12 KILLED WHEN
TRAIN IS WRECKED
THROUGH BOSTON TO WASHINGTON
TRAIN IS WRECKED.
Roes Down Twenty-Foot Embankment
While Going at the Rate of Sixty
Miles an Hour.
Bridgeport, Conn. - Twelve battered
bodies in the morgues forty-four sufferers
in the hospitals and a mountain of junk
at the foot of a twenty-foot embankment
at the western end of the city t.lls the
tale of the worst wreck in fifty-cight
years' history of the New York, New
Haven & Hartford railroad.
Four of the dead, two men and two
women, remain unidentified.
The wreck will be responsible for two
more deaths if Mrs. Sarah Calabra, also
of Philadelphia, succumbs, for she is
about to become a mother. Three of her
children, aged from 2 to 5 years, were
injured, but not seriously.
At one hospital is W. A. King, a young
machinist, hardly scratched, but driven
mad by the accident. He raves and shout
ed for his "pal," George H. Kirby.
Kirby nas not been found, and it is
feared he may be one of the unidentified
When the Federal Express, bound from
Washington to Boston, leaped the em
bankment at a cross-over switch, a coach
next to the baggage car was caught at
the bottom of the heap and smashed into
match wood. Not a person inside es
capd death or injury. The five heavier
Pullmans that crashed down after it held
together, and the sleeping passengers in
side, although severely shaken, for the
most part suffered no worse injuries than
broken bones and bruises.
When the express thundered across the
trestle where the switch is it was run
ning nearly sixty miles an hour. When
it struck the "cross-over" the engine leap
ed the rails, dragging all but three of its
.ROTESTS AVAIL NOTHING
Navy Department Will Adhere to Orders
Washington.-The protests of the peo
ple of Pensacola and New Orleans, made
through their congressman, against the
gradual cessation of naval work in the
navy yards at these places, has been
without avail. The navy department
has decided to adhere to the original or
ders of Secretary Meyer, issued with a
view to reducing thi naval expenses and
eliminating what had been regarded as
unnecessary naval stations.
Reports on the labor situation at the
two yards have been received from the
commandants. Discharged employes will
be given preference at other yards and
allowed their share of annual leave duty.
Regarded Inevitable Outcome of Arbitra
Tokio.-A revision of the AnigloJapan
.se alliance is regarded as the inevitable
outcome of the Anglo-American arbitra
tion treatry. There is reason to believe
that negotiations for such a revison have
been going on for several weeks. It is
reported that Great Britain proposed to
modify the clause providing for mutual
assistance in the event of war, making
the provision inapplicable in the event
that either patty to the alliance is flght.
ing'a nation with whom the other has
concluded a general arbitration treaty.
It is understood that Japan readily
agreed to this proposition, and it is said
the readiness of the Japanese govern
meat to ecepet the suggestion was due
its entire conidenee that Japan would
.lsee bi t*t war with either thLe United
States or Engtlsa
.p1hIT 1EOROES MURDERED
iw' sp4 9 Jack the Rtpperiianaitn
awnnme' t* emiap
18 DEATHS AND 200 PROSTRAIONS
IN NEW YORK.
Temperatures Were Not as High as Dur.
ing Recent Spell-Humidity Causes
New York.-A thunder shower Mion
day evening brought only temporary re
lief from the heat wave which again
holds the city. The thermometer regis
tered 96 degrees at 3 p.m., and after
the storm the mercury stood at 86 and
the humidity, which was above 80 for a
portion of the day, was but little re
The report of the board of health for
the last week shows:
Deaths from sunstroke, 200.
Deaths from the same cause during
the corresponding week of last year, 33.
Total deaths for the week were 1,754,
a§ against 1,472 for the last correspond
ing week of 1910.
The death list at 11 o'clock was 18,
while prostrations numbered above 200,
12 DEATHS IN CHICAGO.
Maximum Temperature Was Only 89
Chicago.-Deaths and prostrations
continued here Monday although the
maximum temperature was only 89 de
grees. Twelve deaths, superinduced by
heat, and many prostrations were re
98 at Boston.
Boston, Mass.-Boston was not only
the hottest city in the country Monday,
but set a new mark when the official
reading at 8 p.n. gave a temperature of
91, a record figure for that hour in
Boston. The highest mark of the day
was 98 at noon.
One Death at Detroit.
Detroit, Mich.-A strong westerly
breeze sent the mercury down into the
70s after it had touched 88 degrees at
noon. Excessive humidity caused a
great discomfort during the day and re
suited in the death sf one persqn and
the prostration of sixteen others.
RIOT AT AN INSANE ASYLUM
Attendants and Patients Badly Injured,
Gallipolis, O.-Several attendants and
a number of patients were badly injured
in a riot which broke out at the Ohio
Hospital for Epileptics here. Attendant
B. L. Kennison was terribly beaten and
bitten in several places by mad patients.
He is probably fatally injured.
Persons in the vicinity came to the aid
of the hospital guards, and the riot was
quelled after a half hour of uproar.
Would Run Steel Trust.
New York.-Business in the execu
tive offices of the steel corporation was
moving along in its accustomed com
placency Monday when a man giving his
name as C. E. Piper, of Atlanta, Ga.,
walked briskly into Chairman Gary's
room and announced that he was now
in charge of the corporation's affaits. He
followed his declaration by calling a
meeting of the board of directors. Piper
was escorted from the building and
taken to Bellevue Hospital for exam
ination. It is supposed he was over
come by the heat.
Cleveland, O.-Plans for a building 100
stories and 1200 feet high have been
drawn, according to George T. Mortimer,
who addressed the convention of the Na
tional Association of Building Owners
and Managers here. The structure prob
ably will be built in New York in the
near future-he said.
kake Rsilrsal Respmsblems.
New Orleans.-The pressure brought
to bear by southern bankers had cotton
inteintist amaiues tha plan <to vealias
e0t~t0Ra WIafIqliag, insolviug a epi;ral
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IN FOREST FIRES
TWO HUNDRED MINERS HAVE BEEN
Millions in Property Destroyed in Porcu
pine Camp--Streets Strewn
Toronto, Ontario.-The less of life in
the Porcupine district from Tuesday's
fires is known to be several hundred and
the property loss will reach several mil
lions of dollars. Only three of the eighty
four employes of the WVest ])ome minel
have been accounted for, and 200 miners,
helpless, etc., in the Dome miine have
In four short hours, the tire swept
from the Standard mines through to the
shores of Porcupine Lake, where it ate
up the towns of South Porcupine, Pitts
ville and part of Golden City, as well as
many small buildings along the lake
While some loss of life occurred in the
vicinity of Porcupine Lake,. the greatest
havoc was wrought around the main
mines, notably West Dome and Big
Dome. There the entrapped miners, cut
off escape, were forced to take to the
shafts for safety and, penned in by
The streets of South Porcupine are
strewn with dead. Along the mine roads
are the charred bodies of those overcome
trying to escape.
Of the staff ot 300 at the Dome, but a
few were saved, and at the XWest Dome
but three of eighty-four employes are
known to be alive. Along the highway
between WVest I)ome and South Porcu
pine, over a comp:rtively open section,
were found six charred bodies.
Hundreds tied before the tlames, but
the dense clouds of black smoke hung
very low over the land and made prog
ress difficult. Many fell exhausted be
fore the raging fire as it swept over the
town of South Porcupine.
Twenty minutes after the flames
struck the outskirts the town was in
ashes. All who escaped the flames made
for the water, where all sorts of water
craft, launches, canoes, scows and skiffs
were pressed into service.
Women and children were first hud
dled into the small boats and started
off from Pottsvillb and Golden City,
where they were temporarily safe from
the flames. Many miners lost their lives
in efforts to save others, and some were
Panic and chaos prevailed when the
flight by water from South Porcupine be
gan. Men fought with each other for
places in the boats for their families.
Men were shoved into the water and
many plunged in as the only place of
Grewsome scenes abounded. One man
was led through the town with both eyes
burned out; another with his face and
arms a mass of blisters, and still another's
abdomen was burst open by burns. Harry
Roche, a mining engineer, and A. S.
Shields brought out a man who was so
seriously burned that a portion of his
hand fell off when he was picked up.
SCHEME TO TAX DOWRIES
lep. Kahn Has Plan to Get at Fortune
Washington--A heavy tax on the dow
ries of American brides in international
marriages, "so that the penurious but ti
tled fortune-hunters might secure but a
small moiety of the price the bride pays
him for a name which he himself dis
honors by thus putting it up at auction
to the highest bidder" was suggested by
Representative Kaim of California in the
house as a means to stop alliances be
tween American heiresses and "broken
down foreign noblemen." Mr. Kahn came
warmly to the defense of "dollar diplo
macy," however, and his speech was in
answer to an attack 'by Representative
Henry of Texas a week ago.
Want to Sleep in Parks.
Pittsburg.-Riotoing threatens to be
the result of efforts on the part of the po
lice to prevent sleeping in the parkas. In
t..e face of the worst heat wave in the
city's history and the ice famine that
grows more serious each day, the poor
have been denied this means of seeking
cool comfort. A number of raids have
been made and one police magistrate is
being criticised because he fined a num
ber of unemployed men who were arrest
ed for sleeping in a park that is on the
outskirts of the tenement sections.
Negro Maids Barred.
Shreveport, La.--That a negro woman
cannot occupy a berth in a sleeping car
wnere there are white passengers, even
as a maid, in this state, was ruled by
Judge Blanehard. Two negro women
were taken from a berth of an incoming
train at the local union depot here, on
the appeal to the police officers by sev
eral white passengers. A vigorous pro
test was made by a white passenger, who
-claimed the women were traveling as
maids to his daughter.
Dog Ame~nde Tarif
Washington.--"Tbe howl raised over a
poor Pomeranian pup, taken abroad for
its health, " upon whic the "unholy hand
of t custocollectms collector was laid when
the dog was brought back," was declared
by Representative Fitzgerald of New
York to be the essae of an amendment
to the Payne-Aldrich tarif law. The
_aendhe t shows anwss taken nut and
rofght back within s- months to be
readailied tgee. r Pcaskyne dered the
da* n bwaas "laxely f l ob he Vipen:
~-t zs-xisw s ahdiegth tbm.l ff'
after the first dose.
That's all the time it
takes for Oxidine to
"get busy" with a tor
pid liver, sluggish bow
els and kidneys and a
Tones and strength
ens vital organs.
Try just one bottleof
-a bottle proves.
The SpeciiSc for Malaria. Cilsand
Fever and a reliable remedy for
all diseases due to disorders
ofliver, stomach, bowels
(0c. At Your Dnramts
,st 3axNwna DIMO Og.,
Romance is not altogether dead.
Even the most hardened old bachelor
has a withered flower somewhere in
The Modern Trend.
"How is the water in the bath,
"Please, my lady, it turned the baby
"Then don't put Fido in for an hour
A Busy Place.
"Where is that spot you call the
'lovers' lane?"' diflldently asks the I
young man while the young lady waits
on the hotel piazza.
"Right down yonder," replies the
clerk. "Just keep going until you sea
the porter from the barber shop.
Lovers' lane is so crowded now that
we have him stationed there to give
the guests checks, so that each ayw
have his turn."-Judge's Library.
A DIFFERENT ENTRANCE.
First see that t.t II
yuns entered his yacht in the July
races and got a $100 silver cup.
Second Burglar-I've got him beast
block. I entered a yacht las' week ai'
got a whole silver service.
A cat was being chased along the
roof a New Yrk , building. It loest
its balance and fell on a boy who was
standing on a balcony on the second
floor. The startled boy fell in t
turn, landing on a baby carriage, for
tunately empty, which another boy
was wheeling in the street. .The first
boy dislocated his wrist; the eat war
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