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J. W. (,'BRYAN
It's the bill, not the bird on daugb.
ter's hat, that interests daddy.
A boy's idea of a negotiable asset
t anything he can trade for a dog.
What do astronomers and calendar
makers know about spring, anywau!r
A pretsel is beautiful, not only in
Its shape but in its keeping qualities.
The brih-t colors of the bluebird I
seem more popular with this season's tl
spring girL a
A member of the new French cab- C
Inet is named Louis Klotzs-yes. the "
Milwaukee now has a hatpin ordi- b
mance. Men are gradually coming v
into their rights.
Nothing so disgusts an elderly
woman as a younger woman's treat
ment of her baby.
An English servant remained with
the family for 70 years, probably be.
ing too feeble to quit.
A hair fraud in New York involves
a large sum, and there are others
that don't involve so much.
The winter may have been unduly
mild, but it is to be said for it that it
was an easy one on the poor.
By the way, has your wife begun
to offer those little suggestions about
a vacation trip next summer?
A collie failed to choose between F
two putative owners in court, lamely C
ending a most promising dog story.
If a minister wishes to do particu- t
larly effective work he should be a
good-looking and remain unmarried.
Grand children of Napoleon are re
ported to be living in Los Angeles.
Still, France isn't perturbed over the c
. To be abreast of the times letter
earriers should organize an artistil I
revolt against parcel post impression
A magazine writer declares It is
easier to live on $15 a week than on 1
$15,000 a year, but we wonder how he
Members of the militia can get high
grade shoes for $1.50 a pair. This is
another argument for equal rights to
No nmation addicted to baseball has
a war on hand, and no such nation
wasts a war before the close of the
There is talk of wiping out New
Tork's Chinatown. It took an earth
quake to aeeomplish this result in Saa
Tripping while trying to save his
bieale, a Gothamite burned to death.
Os secount of pedal extremeties, so
Talk is not cheap after all, when it
is eonsidered that it costs $18 per
atibte to talk from New York to
Vineset Astor is gitng as example
o ash l yemag mm who beagi their
earms by soing wid wAts. i is
i emn seas wl. m
adMe p meeto s who ea rsse
as masteh .u there ar a lot
sads alows her ermas i
hse their orm eath meas blt
isyot ambody has seleeted as ever
-es or e mmm pas.
S.e sseil stedest, who ived em
i emia w reek md fsled In math
mes. ma ast had his own aw
r rm i *e o te a ee wits hs esl
at Iove eing the uest. marriles
meat be the conquest. alewra why
et veres the iqusat?
A sewepsper writer says it is eas
br to ive oa $15 a week than $15.
. a year. ad it's our bet that he's
eaver tried the latter.
Warge got $t50000 worth of
Jewelry from me New York Pawn
shopl Perhape New Yorkers use sueh
iLees s storage vaulta
An emtern gaenius basa avented a
acUhime to count beak notes from
a ile and register the total amount
It is Iprobable, however, that an at
teapt will be made to eater to family
ailed dowa, the verage annual ex
peamdure for stamps la the Untted
Slates is $2.3 per eapita. We had
l es that our eerrlepeodemee was
A ~ig prieeetr saye that the
uIe sees will sNie sy be teet
s hese wil be gret days inor
ls emme -,p im aastry.
agew t is superted that womes are
em m- retal pemseales or his badge
of ataterty mseek Isage r
Miss MeaeMi ot Abya la agla
lsesbr a sernrt that ih nt dead
. aIsllr'* oaM to t p a, d eat
S- - that ther a three
iM he mat a a seraspe-pe
:Pd pa ws
I- .. I
From all corners ][
of the great Slate is
Work of Missionaries.
Lake ('harles.-lnteresting figures w
as to the work accomplished in South- di
I west Louisiana by the missionaries of 5
the American Sunday School Union tl
are furnished by State Superintend
ent D. T. Brown, who is in Lake P:
Charles in connection with the work. d
Since March 1, 1912, 106 Sunday
schools, with 447 teachers and 3,692 P
pupils, have been established in lum
ber camps and school houses. They P
visited thirty-eight other Sunday $.
schools, made 5.386 family visits, de- tl
livered 1,108 sermons and made 631 s5
Fair Association Organized.
Amite.-Organization of the Tangi
palloa lParish Fair Association was It
perfected Saturday by the election of le
I. S. 'West as iresident; M. W. Wall. 1
secretary, and tl. 1'. Mc('lendon, treas
urer of the boalrd of (irectors. A. C.
ILewis. pairish superintetdent andl
chailrman of the tllltorary commttittee f
*.m organization, Was elected a men- I
her of the direcvtorate, (caused lby the ,
failure of W. A. lChambers to fill the
I vacancy, to \\liich he uas elected pre
Alexandria Masons Give Banquet.
Alexandria.- Oliver Lodge of Ma- b
sons celebrated an unusiual evenit Fri- a
day night with a banquet. It was the $
occasion of the visit to the lodge of
the two Louisiana Masonic grand lec- c
turers, I)r. W. M. Baker of Arcadia a
and Hon. John T. Lastey of Rayville. ii
These gentlemen conferred the mas- p
ter's degree on a candidate, after
which the banquet was held. There c
was a large attendance of members n
of the lodge. P
Madden Elected Mayor of Floyd. t
Floyd.-At the municipal election $
held Thursday C. C. Madden defeated
G. W. Boswell for mayor by a major
ity of two votes. For alderman L.
Grathwell defeated W. T. Laing and d
George Castleman by eleven majority, r
the vote standing Grathwell 30, Laing C
13 and Castleman 6. M. M. Wroten e
was elected marshal without oppotl- t
Postal Receipts Show Decrease.
Donaldsonville.-The postal receipts
of the local postoffice for the year end
ing March 31, 1913, totaled $8,780, as
compared with $8,824 for the previous
year. The falling off is attributed to
the temporary depression resulting
from the high water of 1912 and the
failure of the sugar crop last year, and
it is considered a good showing in
spite of these adverse conditions.
Cattle Kept From Levees.
Donaldsonville.--Owing to the high
stage of the water in the Mississippi
river, it is deemed necessary, as a
measure of precaution, that the cus
tom of permitting cattle and stock to
roam on the levees should be discon
tinued immediately. Stock owners
have been notified of this fact and
warned to keep their animals off the
levees until the flood has subsided.
New Land Company Incorporated.
Crowley.-Articles of incorporation,
charterlng the American Land Com
pany, have been filed. The capital
stock is $100,000, and the objects of
the corporation are to drain, irrigate,
develop and cultivate lands for agri
cultural purposes and to build mills,
warehouse and operate same as well
a to promote immigration.
Petrolithic May Get Contract.
Shreveport.--If a committee of the
Caddo police jury selected to visit
New Iberia next week to inspect petro
lithic road work is satisfied, the con
tract for constructing five miles of
the road to the Caddo oil field will
probably be awarded soon.
Cotton Delegates to Europe.
8hreveport.-The Shreveport cotton
factors, Herman Loeb and A. J. Inger
soll, will attend the conference in
Liverpool next month between Ameri
can and European cotton exchanges,
as delegates representing the Shreve
port Chamber of Commerce.
Convicted of Bootlegglng.
Shreveport.-Frank Hobson was con
victed before District Judge John R.
Land of bootlegging on Douglas Island
near Shreveport, where Sheriff Flour
noy recently applied the lid.
lame Southern Postmasters.
W sshington.-Lomuslana postmasters
Iapp-.nted Saturday were: J. F. Mur
phi, Florenceville, ad .L LAnder
sor. Honey Islasm
SWAYS TO UTILIZE RYE PATCH
eue er Tino ef Rich Land Will P
mibh Supply of Early Bees
Peed fer Cowe
B· Rwhich Is sown In the fal for
gre fed duriag cold weather may
be esoomoaly used in at least three
Swys the naet spring ad the early
Ssummer. One of these ways is to se
It Me pastre. Another way is to
se It mr a sumr soilig ersp for
As are or two em riea land wil
predae a large amount oft early
aem feed aad the crop an he used
for nearlyu three moaths. To se rye
us a sellinga erp, keep the stoek o1
i tn the spring and wbea tt in ta-l
d easgh to cut take the mower to he
patch and cut emough fo. two days
Sfeati . Rake thi and store It to
the barn sad feed oat Thea w
agh amore for amether two days'
fteedln ad continue the same me
oa d Il thl etpah in all mw n.
Dy thin time the rme of as ,
m a seemad ernise d
MIIONS M I ISUAIlt IN LOUISIAA F
Life Companies Collect Nearly Seven I
Million, and Fire Five Million in
One Year in Louisiana.
Baton Rouge.-Alvin E. Hebert. see
retary of state and insurance commis
sioner of Louisiana. has compiled the
figures contained in the annual state
ments of the insurance companies au
thorized to transact business in Louis
iana during 1912. as of December 1,
1912, filed as required by law. The
result is as follows:
The total fire and wind storm risks
written by all companies in Louisiana
during 1912 amounted to $295.880,
540.57, which is $26,578.415.85 more
than the aggregate business of 1911.
The aggregate fire and wind storm
premiums collected by all companies C
during 1912 amounted to $4,957,984.14,
which is $696,487.88 more than 1911
The total fire and wind storm losses
paid in Louisiana during 1912 was
$1,995,975.56, which is $311,253.59 'less
than the amount of fire and wind
storm losses paid in 1911.
The average percentage of net
losses paid to net premiums collected
during 1912 is 40.25 per cent. The
average for 1911 was 54.14 per cent.
The average percentage of net
losses incurred to net premiums col
lec-ted during 1912 was :R8.84 per cent.
The average for 1911 was 50.10 per At
cent. The average for 1910 was 50.10
The average premium rate.: charged
for each $1,00 of risks written durinc
1912 was 1.67. The average premniumt
rate for 1911 was 1.58. da
The total amouint of marine pre- te
miums c'ollected in louisiana during
1912 amounted to $;37.o16.2o0, as com- g
pared with $67:13,73.97 for 1911. I
The total premiums collecttd in 1512 tll
by all life insurance companies fal
amounted to $6,846,42t;.52, which was mt
$252,94:3.85 more than in 1911. bo
The total premiums collected by all of
casualty companies -during 1912 Sa
amounted to $1,127,931.02, which is an gr
increase of $102,227.02 over the total br
premiums for 1911. " po
The statements of the fraternal so
cieties show that they received from ro
members in Louisiana for insurance bo
purposes during 1912 the sum of $961-.. mi
982.54. The amount of losses paid in laa
the state during 1912 amounted to wl
Memorial Hour Set Aside.
Amite.-When court convened iri- ha
day the first hour was set aside as a lo
memorial to Thomas P. Sims, a de- nE
ceased member of the bar, who pass- ha
ed away at his late home in Kentwood tt
a fortnight ago. Trfbutes were paid af
to the deceased, and resolutions cf m
sympathy and condolence were extend
Erecting Brick Store at Kaplan. b7
Kaplan.-L. J. it.eaux and Rene in
Broussard are havi:;. built at Cushing in
avenue and Secondi street a double w
brick store. Mont. ne Brothers of
Abbeville broke g" .nd Friday and ri
will try to comple.. the job in from tt
forty to sixty days C1
Confer on Lou:, -ma Fisheries. zc
Washington.-Sel *r Thornton han bi
conferred with Sect ry of Commerce
Redfield concernin ,vernment fish- to
eries business in L iana. The sen- Pl
ator is chairman of he senate fish- w
eries commission. onference was w
on the invitation e.. Secretary Red- tV
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"Tiger" Propriet Are Fined. t1
Shreveport.-In tih ity court Fri- fl
day, Justin Pyoulet a . i Morris Peizer U
were convicted of %.. ating the new a
"blind tiger" ordinaLt. , and fined $100 0
S Injured Saving B. .s in Fire.
f Colfax.-A spark frJ i the Big Pine,
mill set fire to the lu: ber office and
-before it could be e. :inguished the
, place was destroyed. I. B. Gay, the
I bookkeepe", was slightl: bruised in his I
efforts to save the books. b
Council Changes Road Tax. 5
e Lafayette.-The city council adopted 1
an ordinance calling an election of c
the property taxpayers to vote on the
Squestion of levying a one-mill tax for
twenty-five years and authorizing a
bond issue of $75,000 in favor of good 2
Three Months for Stealing Suit.
New Roads.-Hosle Barnes, a negro,
Icharged at Fordoche with stealing a
suit of clothes, pleaded guilty and was
Ssentenced to three months on the pub.
Rice Worms Ravage Early Seed.
- Kaplan.-A good rain fell Thursday,
L. which it is hoped will stop the ray
1I ages of the rice worm. Many farmers
r replanted their Honduras rice.
Dies of 8tab Wounds.
, Crowley.--Lafayette Hoffpauir of
r- Long Point, a settlement about fifteen
r- miles northeast of Crowley, was stab*
bed to death 8' .. .
4 siMon it may be cut several times dur
ing the early spring and summer. In
· this way a great number of cows may
be kept on a mlted area of pasture.
Cut Bone for Poultry.
Green eat bone is a exoellent eg
r producer when fed JAdldciously, says
y the Poultry World. The supply should
· be secmred fresh ad It should be fed
Sasu o as cut. Would not advise
r feeding it every day. a the birds
are Iable to oWrnt and a sure case
Sof diarrhoea will be the resl Three
y times a wek is often enommgh to sup
4 ply this form of feed. I prefer to
e mix it with bam or middlnps ad al
Slow the birds a they win eat tn
f fteen mlnutes If you prefer, It
Smay be fed lear or It may be mited
* with the maush. If fed mixed with
a other foods as abo the irs wi
ort rat r thir shur
R jjiu gatr ntatn health la
the rrr peary fae he to agt dir
SPIRIT OF SPRING
BODY OF J. P1ERPOil MORGAN BURIED
At Hartford, Conn., His Native City. Fi
Simplicity Featured Funeral-A
Carload of Flowers.
lartford. ('onn.--The. body of .1J '.'
Morgan is at rest. It \\as hluried Mon- pr
day on the c'rest of (P'ed;lr Ilil Cvern- ,,,
tery, the sixth of the lious,. of I1 r- Ii
gan to filnd restilln pla'e ther'e. His
grave is to the ,est of tile great .
monument of red granite that marks
the family plot. To the east lie his sl
father, Junius Spencer .Morgani; his ,
mother and a brother, hoe liited in
boyhood. To the north are the I raves I'
of his grandparents, Joseph andl f
Sarah. Like the others, the newi
grave will be marked by a small S,
brown headstone inscribed "John Pier- er
pont Morgan, 1836-191:1." fo
Monuments of flowers, masses of
roses, lilies, orchids, ferns and cedar
boughs were heaped in a huge pyra
mid over the grave. They are the
last tributes of friends and relatives,
who came with the body in a special
train from New York after the fu
neral services in St. Georges church.
Hartford, the financier's birthplace,
had its flags at half-staff under a
lowering sky when the seven-car fu
neral train, manned with a crew that at
had operated Mr. Morgan's special
trains during his life, arrived shortly
after 2 o'clock, bearing seventy-five
The route lay by the little red brick b
house in which the financier was
born, which was draped in black, and
by the great marble memorial build
ing, recently erected by Mr. Morgan
in honor of his father, its door hung S
with a mourning wvlath. ,
There were more than fifty car
riages in the procession, including lo
those of the mayor of Hartford, Rev. s
Charles A. Goodwin, a cousin of Mr. \
Morgan, and other distinguished citi- n
zens of the city. Two large automo- h
bile trucks carried the flowers. E
Over the seven feet of earth allot
ted to the financier as his last resting t,
place there had been erected a large jl
white tent, church-like in appearance, i
with a chancel at one end. In the cen- t
ter'of this chancel was the grave, its t o
sides lined with red roses. Beyond it,
completely covering the wall of the
tent in brilliant color, were heaped the C
floral tributes-those of the family,
German Emperor William's withered
wreath brought from Rome and those
of intimate friends.
Texas Leads in Cotton Seed Crushed.
Washington. D. C.-The census bu- t
reau has just issued its preliminary
report showing 859 cotton seed mills
in operation in the United States,
compared with only 209 at this time
last year. Texas leads In total num
ber, having 220, or 25 per cent of the
total. The Texas mills crushed 1,- I
533,056 tons of seed in 1912 and only
1,415,321 tons in 1911. The total
crushed in the United States in 1912 I
was 4,540,905, compared with 4,921,
073 in 1910. The average number of
tons crushed per mill in 1912 was 5,
262 tons for the United States and
7,060 tons in Texas. Texas mills
handled 34.2 per cent of the total
cotton seed crushed in the United
States last year.
Texas Lumbermen Meeting.
Beaumont, Tex.-After selecting ,of.
ficers to serve the association for the
ensuing year and accepting San An
tonio's invitation to hold the twenty
eighth annual convention in that city,
the Texas Lumbermen's Association
closed its convention Thursday after
one of the most successful meetings in
its history. The following officers
were elected: C. E. Walden, acting for
the newly chosen board of directors;
George C. Vaughan, San Antonio, pres
Sident; J. A. Quarles, Jr., Fort Worth,
vice president; C. E. Walden, Beau
mont, vice president; Roy M. Farrar,
Houslbn. treasurer; J. C. Dionne,
jouston, re-elected secretary.
Hookworm Among Children.
SAustin, Tex.-Out of 4,440 school
Schildren examined in East Texas by
the experts of the state hookworm
commission, 2,344, or 52.7 per cent,
were found to be infected with hook
worm. Their ages were from 6 to 18
SFruit Farm Brings 3,000.
SAlpine, Tex.-Jackson & Harmon,
a one of the biggest land and cattle
5 firms in the state, have bought the
a 1.500-acre fruit farm of H. C. Atchison
5 tn the Alpine valley, price $36,000.
SApproves State Banks.
SAustin, Tex.-The state banking
a board Friday approved the following
t banks: Farmers' State bank of Thrall,
SWilliamson County, capital stock, $15,
h 000; Guaranty State bank of Renner,
I Collins County, capital stock, $10,000;
Guaranty State bank of Fulbright, Red
River County, capital stock, $15,000.
All banks took the guaranty fund plan.
SJeffersomm City, Mo.--Goveror Major
SWednesday vetoed the bill pvmitttng
the Stamida O Company to 0o5
daus business in Mmisusr
PRESIDENT SENDS NAMES OF TEXANS
First Batch of Presidential Appoint
ments Include Many Texans.
\\ashin?'ton --The first ha;tch of
-resitl' itia l appointments sent to t he'
Iamles of ( iliaiin W'. J. Mielioiald of
(Qu;iniah for iaril'shal of Ilthe Nior'thet'rnl
district; J. II. Ito:ldgers of .\l~iiin. ilia -
shal of the W\'tern distrit; J. L.
'a;ip of San Antonio. attorlinely for the
'Western district, and A. S. Evans of
EI:le 'Pass for c.olliiector of c(lstoiius
for the Saluria district.
ltepresentative John If. Stephenlise
Satulrday ,ent to the postllastnr .-inl
eral the following reconiiidatioins
Childress-L. E. Haskett.
Alvord--J. WVash Davis.
('Chillicothe-Miss Mina TDaugherty 1
('laude-Miss Laura Ilamner.
Knox City-Sam Anderson.
('rowell-J. C. Witherspoon. . S
Shamrock-VW. B. Smith.
Iowa Park-C. C. Davis.
Tulia-W. B. Hutchinson.
Wallington-Thomas Durham. st
Other nominations sent to the sen-, I
ate by President Wilson were: n
To be third assistant secretary of Cl
state, Dudley F. Malone of New York: Ci
to be counsellor for the state depart
ment, John B. Moore of New York; to a
be collector of customs for the dis- n
trict of Beaufort, S. C., Franklin P. C
To be United States judge for the
Southern district of Florida, Rhydon
In connection with the nomination
of Dudley Field Malone to be third as
sistant secretary of state, President tl
Wilson let It be known that he was t,
much pleased that Mr. Malone had at il
his solicitation and that of Secretary Itl
Bryan, agreed to accept the post. t,
Robert W. Jennings of Juneau is g
to be appointed United States district fi
Judge for Alacka and C. L. Reames of t
Medford, Ore., has been selected for o
United States attorney for the district n
Iof Oregon. o
lAIS NTEDSIATES NA TOO SALL st
Captain Advocates Policy That Will
Give a Fleet of 48 Battleships, e
With Auxiliaries, by 1920.
Washington.-Not one of the 31 bat
tleships and 24 destroyers that con
stituted the fighting force of 127 ves
sels which assembled for review in
New York harbor last October was t
ready for war, Captain John Hood, the
captain of the dreadnought Delaware,
the pennant ship, told the Navy
League at its session Friday. Cap
tain Hood, now a member of the navy
general board, gave his views on a
desirable naval policy.
f "Not counting the British fleet, with
- which no conflict need ever be fear
1 ed," he said, "in 1920 Germany can
B put to sea 41 battleships, of which 26
I will be dreadnoughts and 16 battle
I cruisers; France will have 38 capital
ships, of which 23 will be dread
noughts; Japan will have 36, of which
17 will be dreadnoughts or dread
nought cruisers. Nothing short of the
e general policy of 48 battleships for the
United States can even approach ade
quacy in a fleet. At our present rate
of growth In 1920 we could put out
against those armaments 33 ships, all
r told, of which only 16 will be dread
"At no time has our fleet been de
vr veloped along lines of consistent
. thought to meet a definite end which
,. should be the guarantee of a nation's
i, peace. Today we have a fleet too
1 small and heterogeneous to meet the
r, ends which justifies its maintenance,
e, and too large to be carried as. a bur
den for a plaything."
Brigadier General S. Snyder is Dead.
1 Reading, Pa.- Brigadier General
y Simon Snyder, U. 8. A., retired, who
a served in the civil war, in many In
t, dian campaigns and In Cuba and the
t. Philippines, died Monday of pneu
j monia. He was 75 years old.
Season's First Tarpon.
Freeport, Tex.-What is claimed to
a, be the first tarpon on the gulf coast
se this season was landed Monday in the
te Brazos river near Freeport by Charles
t M. Teller, assistant lighthouse keeper
at the Brasos lighthouse.
Montenegrin King's YacMht Capture.
ag Cettinje.-The first victim of the in
ig ternational blockade is the king of
11, Montenegro's yacht Roumei, which
I,- was captured by a foreign warship in
tr, the waters around Antivari. The
; yacht was escorting three vessels
sd loaded with flog
a. Artesias. Well at Singleton.
lngleton. Tei--The Houston Oil
or and Water Well Company of Houston
eg brought ti a deep wel at Singleton
- Friday L-with a espacity tof 10,00W pl
, ios of waler dill
TELLS OF CLIMBING CATr- Al
Mining Engineer Declares Tha O0
Fish Found in Colombia Res"0
bles Bullheads of U. S
lNew York.- A South American
that can climb out of a deep pot.bB U
anid ecven creep against a strong cr
rent, on ithe tottomi of a swift stream
was described recentilyv to the NOW
York Acadenlty (if Sciences bY Mr.~
1). (l .lohnson. a ruining engineer wn
has pelnt several years in the bhP
lands of ('ololbit a region visited by c
fetw nliatuiralits. 'The case seis evidetl
one of adatltat ion to envircment. The
Inountain streamis of ('olombia are tor`
rential. and no ordinary fish could lie
in them. The c(limibing or creeping eat
fish. Mr. Johnson goes on to s1 re"
senibles closely the horned pont rei
"bullheads" of the United States, ad Su,
are highly esteemed as food by the ac
C'olombians who call them capitl' T
Says the writer (we quote from a ' the
print of his paper in pamphlet form): of
"Under usual conditions they a oW
clumsy and awkward swimmers, wrlg
gling through the water like tadpoles,
but as creepers and climbers they are
without rival in the fish family. The
mouth is small, but is surrounded by
a broad, soft, rulbber like flap. very
thin and fti xible at tlhe edges. It 1I a
.k w l. : f
su .c;r , .t a t, i it
How They Do It. Gin
Section of a pit-Ilh.. twenty-two fieet
di ,'p. In Santal IRita (riek. Colombia. tb
i,,lwi ng the cattialh ascending 'its o
rotky walls. hi
sucker mouth and the entire mechan w
ism is so perfectly adapted to the in
needs of the fish that it finds no dis-f H
culty in firmly attaching itself to any bi
convenient object. It is this ability hi
to make a quick anchorage that en- n(
Sables the fish to stay at home when ki
nature seems bent upon sweeping the bh
canyons and watercourses clear of
everything movable. . . . tt
"The flat sucker mouth is half of Is
the mechanism; the other half is lo gi
cated on the belly. Under the skin of at
the ventral side, just behind a line at
joining the pectoral fins, there is a at
triangular bony plate to which are at. st
tached the ventral fins. The main an- at
terior ribs of these fins are broad and Ie
flattened, and the flat surfaces are w
thickly studded with small, sharp ft
teeth pointing backwards. The trian- a;
gular plate and its attached fins are a
free to move in a longitudinal direc- g
tion through a distance equal to about o
r one-sixth of the length of the fish. This
t movement is accomplished by means tl
of four muscles in two pairs attached h
to the plate; the anterior pair extend- c
Ing from their attachments on each g
I side of the plate forward to the mid-'
dle point on the bony arch just below
the gill openings; the posterior pair l
extending from an attachment at the i
center of the posterior edge of the
plate to the anal fin. It is evidest
that the fish is able to create a suetos
pressure in the region of the t
though how this is accomplished 1sa
Snot apparent from the structure.
S"By means af the alternate action 0f g
a the mouth and of this carlkos appara- j
a tus, the fish is able to creep against
Sa current that would bafle its efforts
Y entirely, if it relied alone upon its fns I
Sand tall. When it is engaged in ereep .
i Ing or sticking fast to some object, the
a sucker mouth necessarily is closed. It
is evident that the gills must be sp I.
h plied with the life-maintaining flow of
- water through some other avenue. At
n the upper extremity of each gillsllt
Sthere is an orifice provided with a
I valve opening inward. During the dias'
ti tole of the gill covers, the water flows
1- inward through the orifices and is ez,
:h pelled through the gill-slits during the
e "On clear sunshiny days these fish
e may be seen in the depths of the clear
- water hitching themselves along over
e the surfaces of rocks, occasionall.
t swimming short distances in the more
ili quiescent places, but seeming to d.
1 d- pend for locomotion primarily upos
their creeping mechanism. They are
e- to be found in all parts of these noun.
at taln streams, from the most slendet
h tributaries to the foot of the moun
s talns. It is evident from this fact that
o they are able to travel up-stream."
r-HOBBLE WORN IN 2800 B. (
Explorer Returns From Egypt With
d. News Also That Cowboys' Laseo
1 Was Used There Then.
n- Providence, R. 1.-Prof. I. 3arl
he Rowe of the Rhode Island School of
tu Design. who returned recently from
Egypt, declares Prof. L. Percival Low
ell of Flagstaff, Aris., in error when
he states that the pyramids wer
to built by the Chaldeans as temples to
at the gods. Professor Rowe said the
he Egyptians built the pyramids as
its tombs. He added that the Egyptians
ir wore hobble skirts as far back as
2800 B. C., as numberless statuera
show women clothed in white linna
. '"tube skirts" tighter than any of the
in- most modern. Another discovery Qg
of that lassoing was used by the Elgy,
ch ttans about 2800 B. C.
he Knew Brother by His Ears.
Orange, N. J.-A pair of distinctivel
ears caused the reunion here of two
brothers who had not seen each othet
for 29 years As George Tee·. an
Sarchitect. walked along the street an
o apparlet stranger stopped him ad
said: "I'm bc-?trC Msrtin from R.
,raska and I knew you by your gge,'
ALFONSO OF SPAIN
BULLETS FIRED POINT BLANK
BY ANARCHIST MISSES KING
WAS FIRED Al THREE TIMES
Would-Be Assassin Said He Des red tc
Avenge Ferrar's Death. But in
Letter Says He Holds His
MadridI.--I 'r the tiri trimn1. in l i
reign, King \Alfon.-o Iiarri\ ; ,,~',a1,« «
Sunday being the ivie;ini f ani an
archist's attempt ag;amn.t his ýife
Three shots were fired at the king :r..
the str.eets of the capital by a native
of Barcelona, Rafael Sanch.ez Allegro.
who was ihumediately oi erpowered.
King .\ltfunso owes his. escape to his.
own coiurai'ý. ilj~'licknse and skilled
horseman -hlip. Acc\ompanied by his.
staff, he \\as riding along the ('alle de
Aloala, return nH ironm the ceremony
of swearingi in recruits. when a man
sprang from the .-ilwalk and seized
the bridle of the kings horse with
one hand. pointing a revolver point
blank with the other.
The king, realizing the situation.
with lightning rapidity, dug his spurs
I into his horse, which reared violently.
His quickness saved his own life. The
bullet, instead of burying itself in the
king's breast, struck the horse on the
neck, but so close was it that the
Iking's left-hand glove was blackened
by the powder discharge.
I Before the assailant was able to pull
the trigger again a secret service man
f spring upon him' The two fell to the
Sground locked in each other's arms,
f struggling furiously. The would-be
e assassin managed to free his revolver
s arm and fired two more shots in rapid
succession, but the officer knocked his
arm aside and the bullets flew harm
lessly through the air. At the sound
a of the first shot the king's staff
P forced their horses on the sidewalk
I- and made a ring around the monarch's.
e assailant, who fought fiercely in the.
grip of four policemen before he was
t overpowered ani handcuffed.
5 King Alfonso, as soon as he saw
s that the man had been secured, raised
I himself in the saddle, turned to the
* Crowd, gave a military salute, and
I shouted in a ringing voice: "Long live.
W He then dismounted and reassured
Shis staff, saying: "It is nothing, gen
Then uprose a mighty road from the
wildly enthusiastic masses which roll
al d along in great wavers of sound all
Sthe way as the king rode to the palace,
cool, collected and smiling.
A spectator, a pensioned halberdier,
p aPshed forward so impetuously to of
fWo" his congratulations to the moa
Sarch that he was mistaken for another
m5ussian and arrested. He was re
Sleasd as soon as the mistake was dis
Saeored. A young Frenchman who
Swas standing beside Allegro was also
It aurested, but it doesnsot appear that
he wuas connected with him.
It is said that the police found on
tthe wouldb-be assassin a letter ad
it dressed to his wife, telling her she'
a was morally responsible for his con
SteUplated act by not sending what he
' had asked for.
SAllegro, who was questioned by
SPremier Romanons. declared that he
acted alone. He maintains a strange
Ib and detached attitude,.repeating con
ai stantly that he desired to avenge Fer
' rer. In his pocket were several news
Spaper articles concerning Dr. Fran
rI dco Ferrer, founder of Cthe nodern
S"chool," who was executed in 1909.
IT My Developed Lead Mine.
n Burnet, Tex.-It is reported that a
et Texas syndicate will develop a lead
n mine located near Burnet shortly. It
atlis a mine that haO been under sur
veillance for a number of years and
known by several old residents, many
of whom in early years secured leadl
Sfrom which they molded bullets for
J. B. Henderson Cp.
Wasublhington.-John Brooks Hender
so, former United States senator from
M YMIorit and author of the thirteenth
SalUeadment to the constitution of the
Hal United States, died 4,turday at a
aw hospltal from a complication of dis
en eaes. He was 8 years oN.
& Athb.s-A body of Turks coming
as froe the coast of Asia Minor has ma
as ( cr'd all the Christians among the
SlahMitants of the island of Kastel
Im , east of RhodE.
the o0.n Shipments Began to Move.
& luslon Tex.-The heavy shipments
73of Bermuda onions from the Rio
Grande valley have commenced. seven
Carkl·ds having left Saturday f'r
Northern markets. The acreage tri
1 e Year is much larger than in fortdeJ
dProspect In Uvalde County.
SU aj,. Tex.--lndustrial and 'on
wen thisn rme ast year.
, I, s a fail proapect for a5