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TO SENATE TERMS
CONSTITUTIONAL SESSION GOES
TO NEW ORLEANS TO CON
VENE SEPTEMBER 24.
WINS BY BIG MAJORITY
Liquor Legislation and Debt Issue
Alone Excluded Fr.m the
Baton Roui~: . -
Faced by certain rebuke from the
Mlouse membership, the Pleasant
Thomas-Sanders insurgent combine
surrendered to the Senate demand for
New Orleans as the meeting place for
the constitutional convention. For its
part the Senate receded from its de
mand for fifteen delegates at large.
Breaking of the twenty-four-hour
deadlock between the two houses in
conference committee followed imr.
mediately and the committee report,
based upon the agreement, was adopt
ed in the House by a vote of 106 to 2,
and in the Senate by a vote of 30 to
2. The Sundbery convention bill thus
completed its final legislative stage
and will go to the governor for signa
The series of maneuvers leading up
to the agreement from one of tho
most interesting chapters in the re
markable contest which has attended
the course of the Sundbery bill
through its legislative career. The
capitulation of the insurgents, whic.i
came just before the noon hour,
claimed a strong movement organized
in the House to break the conference
committee deadlock by ordering the
House conferees to agree to the Sen
ate's final terms of New Orleans as
the meeting place. Originally, the
Senate also asked fifteen delegates at
large but a disposition to recede from
the last demand if the other could be
secured was indicated by the Senate
BRIEF NEWS AND NOTES.
By Mr. Samuels-Amonding the
chattel mortgage law: ayes 86, nays
By Mr. Butler-Prohibiting corpora
tions from contributing to campaign at
funds; ayes, 94; nays, 12.
By Mr. Martin of St. Janmes-Appro- di
priating $70,000 to pay the expenses
of the constitutional convention; ayes.
83; nays, 23. It
By Senator Well - Authorizing par
ishes and municipalities to pledge t(
two and one-half mills of their gen- s]
eral revenue for not more than twen- p
ty-five years to fund floating indebted- ti
ness; ayes, 97; nays, 7. V
There seems to be a little more 9p- C
timistic feeling amongst the lumoer
mill operators of the Ozone Belt than
at any time since the beginning of the r
year. The demand for yellow pine E
lumber and timber is increasing and t
all the mills are now assured of a e
maintenance of their recent advance
There will be many fine specimens I
added to the big bird collection in the I
natural history building of the state
seum when Naturalist Schneider
s from the M'Ilhenv Game Pre
on Avery Island, in the course
e next few days.
Louisiana's state banks are placed
on a par with national banks in hand
ling time drafts, through a bill intro
duced in the Legislature by Represen
tative Ferd Claiborne which passed
the Senate, and will go to the gov
Completition of a waterway 9.1
miles long from Crowley to the Gulf
was celebrated here. It afords a wa
ter route from the gulf to the center
of the Louisiana rice district. The
project required several years.
The Calcasieu-Sabine section of the
Intercostal Channel, 21 miles in
length and said to be the longest air
line canal in the state, was completed
after two years spent in dredging ope.
All records for imports and exports
Otrough New Orleans during May
were broken last month, according to
statistics of Murphy J. Foster, col
lector of the port.
The Alexander street car system
resumed operations as a municipally
owned utility. The system was pug
chased by the city for $30,000.
One of the finest Jersey herds in
this country has just been purchased
for Louisiana. J. K. Newman, toe
New Orleans banker, who has located
a model demonstration dairy farmt
near Donaldsonville; is the purchaser.
Prof. C. H. Staples, of the Louisiana
State University and the government
cattle extension service, made the se
The police Jurr of Avoyelles parish
appropriated $350 in aid of the Avoy
elles plrish fair to be held this fall.
With farmers from the Fifth, Sev
enth, Ninth and Tenth wards on the
one hand clamoring for a rescinding
of the recent cattle dipping regui:
tions, and the ladles of Baton Rouge
on the other demanding a vote on the
liquor issue, the East Baton Rouge
police jury solved the problem for the
present by tabling both measures for
thirty days. Boto the farmers and the'
ladies expected immediate action.
After the presentation of their pe
tition to the police jury, and the
jury's declining to take action at
that time, some of the farmers espe
cially interested in holding up the
compulsory dipping, interviewed law
yers, but did not engage counsel.
"We are going to get the matter in
to the courts, if we have to resist the
dipping, and have affidavits made out
against us for the violation of the po
lice jury regulations," said S. B. Da
vid, who has been one of the leadlra
in the fight against dipping.
"We are not going to dip on the
dates assigned to us to dip," was the
dictum of the five hundred signers of
the petition to the police jury.
"Money is being raised to fight the
thing." said it. O'Neil who has also
taken a prominent part in the fight
Less than two thousand are cov
ered in the assessment rolls, and it is
reported that I)r. Washer has already
dipped some fifteen thousand head.
The farmers of the four wards are
highly incensed and greatly agitated
over what the claim to an injustice,
and their open threats that they are
going to defy the law indicates that
conditions have reached a critical
They denounce those in charge of
the work as grafters, the Baton Rouce
people interested in tick eradication
as meddlers, and impugn the police
jury for its delayed action. Nothing
short of a special election, in which
the city of lBton Rouge will be ex
cluded, to determine whether or not
the dipping regulations shall prevail,
or a direct rescinding of the dipping
ordinance by the police jury.
One interesting view of the sitlua
tion was revealed when cne of the
farmers told a business man of Ha
ton Rouge that should the city saddle
cattle dipping on the farmers, the far.
mers would saddle prohibition on thb
Gov. Hall signed ten bills. Four
remain on his desk and five which
have passed both Houses are still to
be enrolled. The bills signed follow:
Fontenot's anti-trust bills, three in
Davey's dock board bills, two In
-iButler's anti-slush futld bill.
Locke's bill approvin leases of u
state oil lands. r
Clalborne's bill authorizing banks to t
discount time drafts. I
Samuel's chattel mortgage bill. a
Gordon's bill creating a rural cred- i
The governor still has on his desk
the general appropriation bill, the I
special bill carrying a $70.000 appro
priation of the constitutional conven
tion and two measures by Senator
Well which are being held up pending
Inquiry into an error said to have
crept into one of them.
1 Representative Fortier's concur
P rent resolution memorializing the
a State Department to make final set
r. tlement of the question of citizenship
a attending the birth in this counry of
e offsprings of French parents, which
was passed by the House, encounter.
ed opposition when it was introduced
s in the Senate. It finally was adopted,
e however, several senators voting
,e against it because they believe the
.r General Assembly should not "put it.
e. self in the position of asking for that
a to which the people are inherently en
d The Sicily Island Oil and Gas Con
1- pany is getting ready to sink their
D- sixth well. The sand formations and
n- strata now being passed through is
id the same that is in the Ozark regions
v- of Arkansas. The drillers have reach
ed 1800 feet and expect to strike the
pocket of gas.
If The House of Representatives of
a- the Louisiana legislature adopted a
=r resolution calling upon the Louisiana
oe congressional delegation to urge
upon the State Department the neces
sity for a more specific declaration of
xe citizenship for Americans born of
In foreign parentage.
Appropriations amounting to $100
e. have been provided by the board of
directors of the South Louisiana Fair
Association of Donaldsonville for va.
ts rious free attractions at the big tair
Ly to be held under the auspices of the
to organization in this city October 13 to
)l- 17, next.
Small lots of peaches are now being
in sent to market and before the end of
ly this month the movement of the Gibs
I land crop will be under full head.
in Dr. R. E. Lewis, of Peoria, Illinois,
,d who recently purchased from A.
ie Smith Bowman, president of the
3d Bellevue Farms Company, six planta.
w tions in West Feliciana parish for
r. $130,000, will engage in the breeding
a of pure bred stock on a large scale.
An issue of City of Lafayette five
per cent road bonds in the sum of
$75,000 was sold to the First National
bh Bank and the Bank of Lafayette of
:- this city for par and accrued interest
and Dremium of $11'
IS WELL LIKED
Popular for Barns for Many
Reasons Other Than That
GOOD SPECIMEN SHOWN HERE
Building in Every Way Splendidly
Adapted to the Needs of the Farm
-Chief Merit is Provision
Made for Both Horses
By WILLIAM H. RADFORD.
Mr. William A. Radford will answer
questions and give advice I'REE; OF
COST on all subjects pertaining to the
subject of building work on the farm, for
the readers of this paper. On account of
his wide experience as Editor. Author and
Manufacturer, he is, without doubt, the
highest authority on all these subjects.
Address all inquiries to William A. Rad
ford, No. 1827 Prairie avenue., Chicago,
Ill., and only inclose two-cent stamp for
One of the neatest and most attrac
tive looking roofs ever designed for a
barn is what is known as a "gothic
roof." Each side of the roof repre
sents a graceful ogee curve. Gothic
roofs on barns are becoming popular
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in many sections of the country be,
cause of their neat appearance and
smooth interior, which gives such
splendid mow room. A roof otfLJ
is strong, because of tUNf I
up a l ng of heavy tr.,il
rafters, placed sf1* 'llln on cen
ters. The rafters between these sup
porting arches are equally spaced, so
as to bring the bearings for the roof
boards two feet apart.
This barn is 36 feet in width and
70 feet in length, as shown by the
floor plan and is intended for the
stabling of 16 cows and 14 horses.
The two stables are made entirely
separate by building a solid partition
crosswise of the barn, as shown in
the floor plan. For convenience there
are doors at the alleys that may be
opened at chore time.
One farm of from 40 to 80 acres,
where one barn is required to stable
both horses and cows, this arrange
ment works out in a very satisfactory
manner. Yards are provided to keep
the horses and cows separate when
turned out, and they are as separate
inside as they could be in two differ
ent buildings. The yards are fenced
in such a way as to give the cows
free access to the building from the
cow stable end, and the horses are
t always taken out or in at the horse end
of the barn. Similar doors are pro'
vided at both ends of the barn, and
windbreaks are built according to the
location, so as to protect both kinds
of live stock to the best possible ad
I The construction of this barn calls
9 for good solid concrete walls with
S footings. The foundation walls are
4% feet from the bottom of the foot
ings to the top of the wall where the
sills are laid. The footings are 24
inches wide, to prevent the possibil
ft ity of settling.
a Two rows of concrete piers are
a built under the supporting columns
e on both sides of the center alley.
- These piers and columns are placed
f to divide the stable into three sec
t tions, 12 feet each, which works well
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in co1struction because 12-foot joists
may i. butted together on top of the
girder, and spliced to tie the building
together firmly crosswise.
A good solid concrete fioo Is laid
in both horse department and coW
stable. The floor differs, in being
level across in the horse stable, while
the usual mangers and gutters are
molded into the floor in the cow eta
ble end of the barn.
The cow stable Wall afr made don
ble and celled on the inside with nar
row flooring, tongued and grooved, but
without beading. The intention is to
make the inside finish as smooth as
possible to prevent crevices where ob
jectionable bacteria may find a lodg
The ceiling over the cow stable is
made in the same way. Well-sea
soned lumber is carefully put on and
thoroughly well-nailed with building
paper between the boarding and
studding and the joists overhead.
This boarding is afterward thoroughly
well painted with three coats of white
paint made by grinding white lead in.
to linseed oil. This makes a ceiling
that may be washed and kept clean.
You can see that it is clean because
it is white in color. It shows positive
ly whether it needs washing or not.
The partitions between the cow
stalls are of iron, finished with a hard
smooth Japan burned into the iron.
The advantage of iron cow stalls is
that the amount of surface to be kept
clean is reduced to the smallest pro
portions and still maintain the neces
sary divisions between the cows. Also
the hard enamel finish offers very lit
tle encouragement for dirt, insects or
The proper housing of dairy cows,
to produce clean, sanitary milk, has
been worked out to a complete sci
ence. Cleanliness is the main require
ment. Unless the stable is so built
that it may be kept clean it is useless
to try to furnish milk with a low
bacteria count, such as is required for
certified milk or other high-priced
In addition to the smooth interior
finish and sanitary furnishings, a thor
ough system of ventilation is provided
by intake flues in the outside walls
I and outlet flues for the foul air, which
d up the sides of the building
I and along the roof to the cupola on
" the peak. This system takes fresh air
. from the outside and delivers it at the
ceiling over the cows. Foul air is
t drawn off through the flues that have
their lower ends near the stable floor.
I The horse stable end of this barn
is finished in somewhat the same man.
ner, except that the stall partitions
and mangers may be made of wood.
r In some sections farmers prefer wood.
i en horse stall partitions. In some see,
i tions farmer prefer wooden horse
a stall partitions. In other sections
a they are made of wood to save
expense. While iron stalls look neat
and trim and add more to the appear.
ance and real value of the barn, they
are not considered absolutely neces
p One of the most interesting features
i about the construction of this barn is
m the way in which the large hay doors
Sare constructed. These doors are 10
I feet in width and 12 feet in height.
* They slide up and down in iron
a grooves, so there is no swelling of the
a tracks to bother in wet weather. The
I doors are hung by counterbalance
. weights on %-inch ropes that play
I over grooved pulleys near the top
B These weights run up and down in
a boxes built the same as window
I. frames, so there is nothing to inter- i
fere with their action. The advan
s tage is that tile dCo'r may be left part
i ly open or pulled all the way down,
e and they will stay in any position, re
-. gardless of the way the wind blows.
e When the big mow is being filled
4 with hay it is a great satisfaction to
I- leave these doors wide open so that
the air can circulate through freely
e from one end of the mow to the other.
s The doorway is big enough to admit
r. large horse forkloads of hay without
d dislodging part of the load trying to
pull it through. This feature will be
" el c ated by the farmers who have
struggled with hay doors built on the
SAnoither interesting feature about
the barn is the number of windows
I and the neat way in which they are
Iuilt into the sides of the stable. Mod.
Sern farm barns require larger win
Sdows than formerly. One reason is
Sthat farm stables contaln more ani
Smals. hut the principal reason I that
we have learned the value o[f Nulght
L* antd daylighbt.
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Long-Buried Bucket of Gold Dug Up in Phoenix
P HOENIX, ARIZ.-Guided by a map and directions given by the man who
buried it deep underground many years ago, a local business man, assisted
by two Mexican laborers, unearthed a bucket said to have contained between
$4,000 and $5,000 in gold. The digging
of the treasure is vouched for by re
S , Armed with pick and shovel, and
a dipping needle, the men made their
appearance at the point where the Ari
., ~zona Eastern track crosses Ninth ave
. nue. Proceeding west along the right
of way they finally came to a stop at
a point approximately 150 feet from
., the crossing, where, after a careful ex
amination by means of the needle, they
began toidig. Passersby, interested in
knowing why they were making an etcavation that rapidly assumed propor
tions, were given evasive answers, and after the hole had attained a depth
of eight feet were given to understand that they were not needed. Boys,
playing in the vicinity, were ordered away after one of the Mexicans had
uncovered an old bucket, which appeared to be heavy, and which was
hoisted out of the hole with some 'lifficulty. An automobile, which had
apparently been waiting in the vicinity, drove up, and without waiting to fill
the excavation the men drove away.
A number of people visited the excavation, which they found to be nine
feet in depth. Their examination justified the belief that the men had located
an old well, which many years ago was filled up. and that the treasure, or
whatever it was they secured, had been concealed there in the early days
of the city. Then a young Mexican in the neighborhood, who was a mem
ber of the party, and who evidently knew more about the affair than he cared
to tell, returned with the two men who dug the hole and had it refilled.
Whether the treasure was cached in the old well after a big robbery, or
whether it had been hidden there by an old prospector, are among the ques
tions being debated. One story has it that the money was the property of
an old and crippled prospector, who had been taken in and cared for at the
home of a Mexican in that vicinity, and that as a reward for their kindness
he directed them to the plade where he had, years before, hidden his fortune.
Dogs Are Made to Feel Unwelcome in New York
NEW YORK.-It is dog daze and not dog days in New York just now, and
if the enemies of the canines continue to put over "reform measures" in
the same profusion as they have within the last few weeks, the lot of these
erstwhile pets will be almost unbear
able. Recently dogs of every size
were ordered muzzled and leashed WAONDER
whenever they appeared in the open, DID TO
which, in addition to their collars and MI 'EM
license tags, gave them considerable TAKE
impedimenta to tote about. Of course, TIE
the owners of the dogs objected, and WAY
probably the animals did not welcome 9
the innovation, but the officials of the
health department stood pat, holding
that canine life in a great city should
be made as uncomfortable as possible.
So the stores dealing in toilet and other articles for dogs did a thriving busi
ness, and every canine appearing in the streets was as effectually trussed up
as if he had been a wild lion.
Noting, however, that the dog owners had bowed to the mandate concern
ing the muzzle and leash as the best way out of a bad bargain, but had stead
fastly refused to send their pets out of town, the health department cast
about for some further means of handicapping the city dogs. And, being
more prolific with ideas to curb dogs than to stop the soft coal and the un
necessary noise nuisances, they came forward with a new list of "don'ts,"
which will prevent such of "man's best friend" as live in New York from
doing almost anything while in the public thoroughfares but wag their 'ails.
That even this form of pleasurable exercise will be stopped by the board
of health before it has ceased its efforts to worry the dog is a foregone con
clusion. The latest order from the officials of the august body having the
health of the city in its keeping is that persons owning dogs shall not take
them into any place where food of any kind is sold. The New York dog is
certainly up against it, and his future promises to be a dog's life indeed.
Chicago Street Car Makes New Route for Itself
C.HICAGO.-Street car No. 6042, running on the North State street line, had
been downtown many times-twenty or thirty times a day for some years
past It was considered a tame car, tractable, unafraid of automobiles, and
one that would stand without hitching.
Imagine then the surpriase of the
24 passengers in the car when it
toesed off its nosebag, so to speak, and
ran away the other afternoon. It al
most got lost.
Conductor 9072 and motorman 5507
saw, when the car came to State and
"' Lake streets, that they couldn't cross
' the bridge. There was some trouble
there. The car grew restless. It
wouldn't wait. It galloped west in lake
street. At Dearborn street the con
ductor and motorman got out, looking for a switch. There was none. Sev
eral cars piled up behind it. At Clark street the car crew hunted another
switch, and at La Salle street and at Fifth avenue and at Franklin street.
At Franklin street there was a switch-south. The car took the curve
and sped on south to Randolph street. A long string of cars was in its wake.
Old'6042, in a place it had never been before, remained cool and unper
turbed, although it was becoming homesick. East in Randolph street it
Swandered until a wide open switch revealed itself at Clark street. Then ap
t Clark street, and over the bridge to Kfnzie went 6042, and over Klnsle to the
good old, familiar State street pasture.
The passengers, who had been wondcring what was what, breathed sighs
of relief. It had taken the car jnust 25 minutes to go from State and Lake
streets to State and Kinie street, a matter of about three blocks.
Sneeze Bombs Halted Legislation in Harrisburg
H ARIUSBURO, PA.-The free and continued use of "sneeling powder" and
malodorous chemicals and the bombardment of members with pamphlets,
books, newspapers and "spitballs" have developed as the latest and most
effective means of halting the passage
of legislation of unpopular character
in the Pennsylvania house of repre- ) )
The officials of the chamber were
unable to abate such performances
and much important legislation as a
result was delayed.
One night "sneezing powders'
were scattered throughout the bpuse
and these, together with malodorous
a chemicals, made the air so bad that it
was necessary to open the windows,
t A number of persons, among them women, were also forced to leave.
8 Speaker Ambler repeatedly called the house to order sad asked that the
e scattering of the powders be stopped.
Members threw their files of legislative bills into the air and at each
I other. Men who tried to speak on bills were howled down Shouts, catcalls
6 and yells continued throughout the evening.
- Next day conditions were even worse. One debater who tried to make
Lt his voice heard on an important bill was utterly disregarded. When Rp.
Lt resentative Hess, who was in the chair, asked the house to "hiadly be l
order" be was answered with a chorus of "Noe' from all over the segg,