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VOL. XIV. LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 1902. NO. 24.
!Y LAWBENCE PURCHER NEXT.
rove a-calling went one day,
Loitered at a lassie's heart;
]7,, gd to be allowed to stay,
But was to:d lie must depart;
"k'"or," suid she, "I'm childish yet;
Come hacnl in a year or two.'
Trt:::l to tell, her heart was let
Tenanted by folly's crew.
In a fleeting year or two
,he became a winsome maid.
Love came back again to woo,
But, this time, she sweetly said:
"Call again some other day,
I am yet a debutante;
C'all when life is not so gay.
Then your wishes I will grant."
A SINGULAR EPISODE.
By Edgar Fawcett. ,
1' II': stenlmer had already
5 started when I first saw her.
It was a lovely June day, and
we were ski)pping along
through silky blue water, below a eky
frescoed liere and there with little
fantastic pearly clouds, like flocks of
There were not nialny passengers and
none of them I knew.
But all seenid as gay as the weather
-all save her. She sat on deck, hav
ing chosen one or the rear wooden
Her dress was very simple; some
times white gleamed at her throat, and
browns and blacks vested her slender
She might have been five and twen
ty, but you had to scan well the wan
delieacy of her face before you quite
decided that suffering alone must have
made her seem older.
Both dark-gloved hands rested in her
lap. She appeared perfectly heedless
of everything about her.
She had the most beautiful eyes I
have ever seen-large and gray and
fathomless; they glorified her face,
and they were infinitely pensive.
It shot through my mind: "How
many tears they must have wept! They
looked straight ahead, too, plainly see
ing nothing of the jocund and scin
illant sea that fronted them.
I wondered if other people would no
!ice their hopeless and helpless gaze,
Unconsciously ahd with a simplicity
hat pierced my soul, she appealed to
he In terms of absolute despair.
Every line of her figure, too, ac
)rded, by some mysterious sympathy,
ilth this rapid impression of her
Till nightfall she sat there, immov
Ole. The faultless weather continued.
Jere was no moon, but the starlight
sbne almost vivid enough to mimic
ot, and I kept getting glimpses of her
fild. colorless face, which now
hinted me more and more.
-tn since that night I have" been
at a, and never do I hear the peculiar
haionious hissing and rushing sound
wkh a vessel gives when it sails
thrigh placid stretches of ocean, with
ou nemories of those desolated fea
tu that plaintless yet woe-begone
nwhile I hpd got to know a cer
tal ble companion, and had told him
of this lady's evident misery had
toutd me. He was a Frenchman,
wholave his name as Guljean, a dap
per itle person, with florid cheeks,
big rvillinear mustaches and teeth
He oke English with great fluency
and ould readily believe him when
re In med me that he had mastered
sever other tongues.
"Sh s evidently a most unhappy
woma ' he had told me, after having
glane during the afternoon, at this
forlor bJect of my sudden and acute
Som lng in his tone made me start
and ci his arm. I felt certain, just
fr3m h ew worJs, that site was now
the oh t of his sympathy, no less
than m .
In a r , intuitive flash, I felt more
-that h whoever he was, had- a na
ture a receptive to compassion.
"I har rossed before on this line,"
he said, er the tragic stranger, who
had equ concerned us both,had de
parted fr her shadowy lodge below
the huge tokestacks and their cou
comitant asses of iron equipment,
and while e bland marine June stars
seemed t rop lower like mellowing
fruit from visible boughs. "Frankly,.
I have gi n to dislike our captain
very much e is a man of hard, harsh
disposition he Is capable of cruel
"I know t on this same ship he
has comm several which have
made him opular both alrong his
fellow ofilci. and the common sailor
besides. Bilthe second ollicer, Mr.
lnadwyn. Iv f a widely diffc;ent
typt. Of hi I willln make certiu in
qluires and Iyou utersi'."
And later, t "nam cvenling, Mlon
saleur t;ulJeUCo d 1o:a ie, in iiu sn:ok.
"Glaadwya I me," Ie said. "that
she has reg:s edl sipily as a Mrs.
erl'cthioyL .! .-1as a tialn all to her
self, 11and netllt he nor any one else
knows Ilr. "a et item concerning
her. As 'q ha observed, she has not
yet lappealtd I hle alining room. and
since her t:! rnt into lower quar
ters. she 1 g n io order whatever
eto 1:,y of l se ants."
T:..i lit au on reached me at
about 9 o'c k.
Iuafore 10. "lvi [ sat with a novel
In one of t lcr saloonls. Guijeann
aplc:aredl at y 1e. all his galliard
.J:aaitlileSS 1 1 -ne: lie still looked
likeh the Fr lhmlan lie was, and yet
ik;- tlast muoo nosur-nful of Ilungs, a
Fr-.'hr-unanu -n has Ilost Iis gagyety.
"'It is Itrrl " he Pltatnllt rrled, lian-
ing down t' an.u-hiS myi chea-k with i
oune ,till calr' I his Illntlachla. "'Do
yoe t an yt 3U11 ( na what that poor
wo;,ian has d - :.- herself:"'
i rote. I h5, w" ihl"-r tlh. soft
a-allt tnz d| i : ,y ioil ias it fcll
"' .- t -s aI;Cc,,
"'\ (e. t.v.,! * f I,.l:t hitnllll. the
h-r atda, au ,.d :bottle- -:1 elsie-- t,) kill
"au :.-was cht:, idn ,,. bh.:,ad."
I ,lt my uli fr-eze.
'rIt w la r fiace." I . aie· r al.
In another year or t-wo
She had grown to womanhood;
Jove camle not again to woo,
its she thJught he Surely would.
Folly whispered, "Do not weep,
Love will hond thee out some day;
He will come thy heart to keep,
Nevermore to go away."
Years have past; love comes no more
She is wrinkled, bent and gray,
Folly sometimes nears the door
Of her heart, but turns away.
Beauty long has left her face;
She is withered now, and old; *
In her heart there is a place
Empty, desolate and cond.
-Frank Les!lie's Monthly.
"That is what I saw there. She was
not alone on the wooden bench. Death,
all the while, crouched beside her,
"The captain." my new acquaintance
went on. "is furious. Our voyage to
Glasgow will not be a brief one, and lie
has determined to bury her at once
to-night-before the passengers get
wind of her death."
"Bury her!" I gasped.
"Don't you understand? Throw her
into the sea, cased in a pine box, with
some stone or leaden weights that will
instantly sink it."
"But her friends in Glasgow?" I hur
ried. "Might not such an act prove
to them the severest of trials?"
"No evidence has been found that
she possesses any friends either in
Glasgow or elsewhere. She came on
hoard with only two small portman
teaus and a steamer trunk. In these
not a trace of her identity has been
"But still-" I began.
Monsieur Guijean cut me short.
"I knbw what you would say. To
fling her into the sea like this is a
horror. My friend, the second officer
is grinding his teeth. But he can do
nothing. The captain-you've seen
him, with his red whiskers and burly
frame, and his arrogant Scotch scowl
-is imperious and also impervious.
The funeral (if one may dignify it by
such a name) will take place at mid
night. I am sworn to secrecy by the
second officer, though I told him I
might breakimy word to you, because
of the interest that poor creature has
roused in you."
"Interest!" I groaned. "Say, rather,
immeasurable pity! Think," I went
on, "what an anguish this brutal burial
may cause to parents, sisters, broth
ers-possibly to some one of nearer and
dearer relation-who may now be
awaiting her arrival in Scotland!"
Monsieur Guijean nodded.
"The second officer has pleaded with
the captain in just those terms. But
lie is not only a. boor of vulgarity. He
Is also a bigot o" grossest supersti
"Yes, in this way: He believes that
to carry a corpse on the ship will bring
it ill luck."
"And he cannot be reasoned out of
"Can the despotism of a cyclone be
reasoned cut of its savagery? lie will
have it so; that Is all. If you are cn
the lower deck at midnight you will
see the burial. I shall be there. The
captain may not like it, but he will
not presume to oppose your presence
otherwise than by one of his grim
Within a few minutes of 12 the
preparations had begun. My heart
thumped against my side. as I stole,
in the company of Monsieur Guijean
to a certain dim lighted portion of the
lower deck. Sim or seven sailors were
stanfing about a long pine box. A few
passengers, atll men. had already gath
ered here. having learned the grisly
news. Heaven knew how. The sec
ond officer stood near the captain, his
head bowed. The captain with sup
pressed wrath and disgust, was mur
niuriug to him certain gruff words
which I wholly failed to catch. In an
ether instant he gave the sailors a
commanding gesture. Three of them
went nimbly forward and loosed a
brontd segment of the taffrail. Soon
between ourselves and the vast starlit
ocean there spread an open space
across which the least chance stumble
might have tossed, you .into eternity.
Then (anme silence. All was ready.
"HIorrible!" I heard Guijean whisper
In my car. The swash and rustle of
the tranquil water. plowed by our
speeding ship. gave to the stillness an
accent of awe.
The captain raiscd his hand. A man
near me turned away with an audible
solb. Four sailors lifted the box. As
they did so a long. soft, volumlinioufi
glo:tn issued from it. Thie nmen. lshou
to tumblh it into the sea, dropped it
wilth a sudden crash.
''I will not lie cast overboardtl like
this. Carry tle to the friends who wait
for ime! I hialldore' it--I commland it!"
These words, clear .itd inliuitcly
plaintive, caine frorti tile box ou whichi
all our eyes were iixed. I'From two or
three of those assembled brokt a hor
ritied cry. F'or myself. I clutchled tile
arm of GuiJean in an agony of afflright.
lut he almost shook aty grasp aw:ay
and hurried to the captalln.
I staggered Ilackw;irtd. Through the
bewilderment of the horror I next re
call seeing thie captalin's white face
glistenlng with sweat, ilvbile some one,
(a sailor, doulbtlcss) ralined axe strokes
upon tle wooden box. P'resently I
reeled forward again. Everybody was
peering into the shatltered cof'er, and
I peered likewise. 5onh' one had
ibrought a lantern. nudl its rays fell full
ul)on the wol:llan within. The doctor
of the shiip hlad stood among us all
thie time. liHe raised In his arnls tihe
irtl'oe shape. its eyes were closed; its
lilnms were stiff. The face, if marble
sculpture. could not have been death
And yet-she had spoken! It must
have been shite. for we had all heardt
her. The doctor parted from her breast
the garmnclts which clothed it. :andi
rested his car iiagainst her hear.
"'Dead--bsoluteley dead," he rui
ae:.d. "Not a sign of life-not the
tamte st ignU.'"
T hlatn uaw 5:asmod tr.rLahd
Lill - I itV T L 1.IZA.AJ~ N L
agitated. I saiwv him wave his hands
to the sailors in a certain feeble yet
ordering way. Soon the aperture in
the taffrail was closed again.
"There will be, no Iurial-they will
take hIcr to (iasgow," I heard some
(Giddy and faint. I ~pased up-stairs,
and gained the higher deck. There I
sank, as it happened. upon the very
seat which shei had occupied for so
"How unutterably strange'" I said
to myself. "And we poor mortals dare
to scoff at the life beyond death! Shall
I ever doubt it again? Shall I ever be
lieve that only here and now lie the
limits of spiritual existence'?"' For a
long time, perhaps, I sat there, medita
"Ah," said a voice in the dimness.
"I've foun4 you at last." And Mon
sieur Guijean seated himself beside
"The doctor still persists that she
is dead?" I questioned.
"Oh11, he long ag. gave that up.
Preparations for embalmment tire be
For several minutes I did not an
"What a frightful thing!" I ex
In the starlight I saw his genial
"Why so frightful?"
"Its mystery-its ghastly mystery!"
"But an inhuman act was averted
"Yes," I said, with a shiver, "the
poor lady saved herself, as it were, in
the nick of time."
lie drew a little nearer to me.
"Did she save herself?"
I turned and sweepingly glimpsed
his protile, In the vagueness.
"Do you mean-?" There I stopped
Ile wheeled upon me with a mellow
"('an you keep a secret?"
I hesitated. Like a light seen at the
end of a long, straight passageway,
crept into my spirit a glimmering pre
monition of the truth.
"Who are you?" I broke out.
"Not Guijean," he said "There were
reasons for my booking to Glasgow en
cachette-reasons trivial enough to
others, but to me momentous." Then
he named another name-his actual
I sprang to my feet. That chill fog
of the supernatural, which had suffo
catingly enwrapped me, vanished in a
He had declared himself a ventril
oquist famed in two continents. Ev
erything was explained.-Collier's
FARMING WITH MACHINERY,
Flfty-Horne-Power Englnes on Southern
Farming is conducted on a large and
econCmic scale in many portions of
southern California. In no locality has
moderln steam farming machinery
heen applied l ith such effectiveness
as upon the grain ranches of southern
Califoruin. On one ranch the engine
used to draw the macllhinery is of fity
horse-power. and has drive wlheels
eight feet high. It consumes twelve'
barrels of oil every day. and its oper
ation requires Ihe services of seven
men. In plowing, fifty-five furrows
are turned over ai one time, covering
a breath of forty feet. Eight horses
are needed to keep the nlachine sup
plied with water and fuel. The best
record, made so far in plowing is
seventy-five acres in four hours and
forty-five miuutes. The field was five'
miles around, giving the great engine
a straightaway course, with few turns
in making the record. In operating
this plow to the best advantage a
water station is maintained at one
corner of the field, from which the en
gine is supplied as needed. The aver
age capacity of the machine is the
plowing of 110 acres per day.
The use of this ma-chine is not an
experiment. Last year ;00 acres were
harvested by it. On a ranch of 1000
acres it is all ecoInomic investment.
but a smnnllhr acrenage would not war
rant the outlay. Last season a com
hined harvester was drawn by the en
gine. and averaged over 100) acres of
wheat in a day. cutting. thrashing and
sacking the cr'op. One of these great
field engines is at work this season
near Covina, displacing seventy mules.
Assistant Commissioner of Immigra.
tion McSweney prophesies that unless
the title of li;ntnigralton ie checked,
within two -i,:erations foreigners will
control the cuntry. If MIr. McSween
ey thinks that tihe alien remains an
irreduclble element after passing
through inspection, classificntion andl
fumination at Ellis Island, he does not
give due creditil to the processes which(.
hlie helps to sup,'rintend. Th'iousands
of childlrenu of those whlo come lhere in
the slteetr-ag of a transatla ntlic liner go
to Eurolpe in Ilhe cabini. 1o iie regarded
as re!rcesenlative Americ:nn citizens. It
lakes ,only a few yea'rs to "ive to the
alien lthe right to vote ani hold every
ofime in thle counltiry exc-ept one. If
Mr. MeSsws-ecniy wsill :tike tihe trouble
to follow the( ftLwi-lners after they
land. he will stS' tlie, joiining political
processions. "ilid hjal" thIi(ii inquiring
how soon they may votPe. lu this coun
try it requires lill, Illmore iha:Ii two
genem-ationis of ,ncoluiltuos residence to
transfornl a la tcIl of" immigrants into
an old Antri-c-a family. There will
arrive herI l the yin t a:lr 190Ii. Iy wat,,r
or air. Illmiany Iliuisaluls of foireigners.
Whoever prehulis a:t Ellis Island :it
that day may w.-ll cntent himself in
peac'-. f'or ito :arl:iy of alilnss will go
to web-llCe ItI. re-lcllforcl'cments. In
stead there will be citizens. descend
aill:s of the imIuiDai:aints of this present
year and of later years. who will mild
ly wonder if it is inot linie to ihave a
country e xclusively fo:- the use of
A nireicaiis.--lUarpr's 'Weekly.
- lliing in Miancrata.
With its several hundred monster
mills Minmn:sota easily leads the coun
try in ils ltai!ling industry. The annual
output of 3!inneapolls mills amounts to
over 13.000.00(X) barels, and the com
biuned capacity of the State's mills is
considerably over iiO0,O00 barrels a
tday. The Minn~oeapolis mills are the
filnest in th , world, and one system otf
fire of !:.-m grinds about 20,000,000
nusihsd of whreat a year.
Prince Henrwy of Prussia, ;
Who is Coming to Visit its,
Most Popular Mal in th e erran Royal Family. "
--& -- "f * *&&I ?7ff LFF~er W'~s~s tfs*'rfDFI
I T is the most popular and the most
accomplished of the Hohen::ollerus
who is in a few wceks to visit
America as the guest of the nation
and the personal representative of Hi.;
Imperial Majesty William II. of Ger
Prince Henry of Prussia, the Kcis
er's only brother, is indeed one of the
few princes in Europe who fulfill th,
romaniic ideal of what the son of a
royal household should be. A naviga
tor, a scholar, a musician, handsome
and dignified in appearance and lova
ble in personality, His Royal Highness
will decidedly be the most interestinu
visitor the United States has scn in
many years. And there is every rea
son to believe that the olive branch of
peace which it is his mission to offer
us afresh will be extended by a most
Henry, the sailor prince of Germany,
"Unser Heinrich," as he is affection
ately called, is now forty years old,
having lien born on August 14. 1S8I2.
Among the many points in which he
offers a striking contrast to his broth
er, none is more significant than th.
fact that he was the favorite son of
both his mother and father, and that
he was loyally devoted to thent both
at a time when William, then Crown
Prince, was pursuing a decidedly un
filial course. Personally Prince HIenry
is a little less tall than his brother,
PRINCE HENRY OF PRUSSIAS WIFE AND
but is far more symmetrically propor
tioned, and so well have his twenty
years of seamanship agreed with him
that he gives an impression of perfect
health. He has a handsome face and
head, and wears a close-trimmed blhnd
beard and mustache, after the fash
ion of the present Prince of Wales, his
While Wilhelm's various, remarka
ble, alarming and erratic attributes
and acts have earned for him all sorts
of titles among his loving subjects,
from War Lord down through all the:
degrees of Ich und Gott. Wilhelm the
Sudden, Wilhelm the All Knowing,
Jack of All Trades, the Mailyphist, the
Pickelhaube, and William the Vain,
Prince Henry has made himself so
well beloved among the Germans that
they have honored him as they did his
father. They called that good
man "Unser Fritz," and they call hi.
younger son "Unser Heinrich."
He has earned their love by
(1) Keeping his mouth shut (e:cept
once in Kliel):
(2) Bearing the hard lot of a younger
prince without expectations and with a
mallyphist brother, In silence and with
(3) Minding his own business;
(4) Selecting for that business that of
Every nation with a crowned head
demands a sailor prince, and the sailor
prince always is the favorite. Henry
Is a real sailor prince. There wasn't
any fooling about it. Few admirals In
any service In the world have seen a2
PRINCE HENAY. BROTHER OF EMPEROR WILLIAM II.
much soa service as he has. He
worked his way up and served as a
captain so long that all Germany be
came excited over it, and insinuated
that his imperial and absolute brother
never would let him advance.
Besles being able to steer a ship or
ser Ill) steam in 1w:' or paint hici or Ore
her guns or sEcrub her deck~s. he cun
maltk 2::cllent c~oc1:-.
COLUMBIA WILL ENTERTAIN GER3MANIA AT A L(A)UNCH PARTY
-From the -New York Tribune.
If there ever should be a revolution
in Europe that would make it desirable
for the Admiral to emigrate and begin
life over again in a free and casy coun
try, he could hang out his shingle in
Maiden lane confident that the merit
of his goods would bring a reasonable
amount of business to
: Albert William Henry Hohenzollern, :
Formervy .Member of the Firm of
William II. (Limited),
Now Manufacturer of Clocks.
: ... .... ................................. :
For Prince Henry learned clock
aaking as a trade, following the Ho
henzallcrn custom of teaching each
child a manual art. Wilhelm the
Mii.iity is a glovemaker by trade and
is said is to be as good at it as he is
at etmp,'rorin., sculpture, statesman
ship, oratory and poetry. Whatever
el"s he is, he is no slouch. but does
every-hing with all his might.
The imperial yacht Hohenzollern,
which will sail over here, is the most
powerful private yacht in the world
with the exception of the Standart,
belonging to the Czar of Russia. Like
THE KAISER'S YACHT AS SBE WILL LOOK
that vessel, the Hohenzollern really is
a warship. She is well armed, and
capable of being armed far more
heavily than she Is. Her sides are
armor plated and she has a ram. In
fact, in all essentials she is a cruiser
of no mean strength.
Her crew is uniformed, and the dis
cipline aboard is that of a naval ves
Her interior is as lavish as her ex
terior Is grim and threatening.
Miss Alice Roosevelt. who will
christen the schooner yacht that Is
now lying on the ways at Shooter's
Island, in the works of the Townsend
& Downey Ship Buildin; Company, is
a tail well-huiit giri o: the modern
athletiWtype. She. Is the daughter of
the President by his first wife, and
was cared for by his sister. now Mrs.
Cowles, witc of Commander Cowles
of the Navy, until Mr. Roosevelt mar
ried again. ShIa is in he: unieteenth
Prince Henry's Itinerary.
This program of Prince Henry's
American tour was submitted to Em
peror William and the Prince, and has
beet approved by them:
February 22-The arrival of the
Prince and his suite at New York.
February 23-The official welcome
by the representatives of President
Roosevelt. the Governor of the State
of Nevi York and the Mayor of New
February 24--The launching of the
yacht at Shooter's Island and a dinner
to be given by Prince Henry.
February 25--A reception in honor
of Prince Henry, a dinner in his honor
to be given by the Mayor of New
York and, if consistent with these
GERMAN EMBASSY AT WASHINGTON, D. C.
(Prince Henry's stopping place while at
the National Capital.)
functions, a reception by the Press
February 2C--The Prince and his
party will proceed to Washington,
where the Prince will reside at the
German Embassy. He will exchange
calls with President Roosevelt and be
entertained by a dinner at the White
February 27-Official receptions and
visits and a dinner at the German
February 28-The Prince and his
party will start for Chicago.
The appointment of the Prince's
time between Chicago, Milwaukee,
'liagara Falls mid Boston, all of which
be will visit, has not yet been pre
lisely made. In fact, any part of the
,fficial program may be modified.
Before sailing for home Prince
Henry will spend two or three days in
tew York, visiting the city's objects
)f interest and receiving privately
some of New York's notable citizens.
A Celebrated Roman Eater.
Touching the matter of eating, the
stories told by the old chroniclers and
historians of the abnormal appetites of
certain Roman and Oriental men of
note fairly stagger belief. Gibbon tells
)f Soliman, a caliph in the eighth cen
tury, who died of indigestion in his
camp near Chalcls, in Syria, just as
Qe was about to lead an army of Arabs
igainst Constantinople. He had emptied
two baskets of eggs and figs, which
he swallowed alternately, and the re
3ast was finished with marrow and
sugar. In a pilgrimage to Mecca the
iame caliph had eaten with impunity
it a single meal seventy pomegranates,
t kid, si; fowls and a huge quantity
if the grapes of Tayef.
A New York physician has recently
Irawn attention to the ;4anger of tu
erculosis infection in 4d:i!dhood fromi
isits to mens.geries. 'herse greatly
oved visits of the littlB ones should,
lethinks, give concern to sanitarians.
ro visit the monkey houses in the
moological gardens and to remain there
is long as nurses, time and temper
Will allow is the delight of every
child. But monkeys also, like the
children of men, are prone to tubercle.
rhe commotion, dust, impure air of
he average monkey hoase are cer
tainly favorable to the dissemination
i tuberele.-The Medical Press.
A Quaeer London Character Gone.
William Day, a London character,
is dead. He always wore a high hat
Inscribed in gold letters, "Prepare to
meet thy Gou." He had spelcial per
mission from Scotland Yard to wear
this hat. He made a special point of
promenading the Strand when the
theatre crowds were pouring out
from the matinees.
The old wooden boat bridge over the
ancilent Oxus, on the line of the Trans
Caspian Railroad, is to be replaced by
an iron bridge 5000 feet long, support
ed on twcnty-,'our p:ers. The esti
mated cost of the stsncure is $'t3:)0
work for Good Reeds.
T -HAT the results of the Inter
national Good Roads Con
gress recently held in But
falo will be far reaching and
,f great public interest there can be
ittle doubt. The interest shown in the
onventlon by the omcials of the vari
-us States of the Union and by for
elgn governments Is a guarantee that
the movement for better highways has
taken firm root, and will grow and
fourish. Forty-two States and three
foreign governments were represented
at the Buffalo meetings, Belgium send.
ing as a delegate across the Atlantic
one of her best known civil engineers,
who is an expert on the subject of
The expression of opinion as to the
best methods of building and main
taining roads showed a wide diversity
of ideas, but the result of all the dis
cussions was the announcement that
the better plan for each section would
be to use the material nearest at hand
and best adapted for highway pur
poses. This was almost a foregone
conclusion. It was shown by Pro.
fessor Holmes, State Geologist of
North Carolina, who was one of the
speakers, that there were places in
South Carolina where roads could be
built for $125 or $150 a mile. As a con
trast to this Captain bhittenden, of
the army engineers, in charge of Yel
lowstone Park improvements, showed
that it cost in some places in the great
National pleasure ground about $128
a mile to keep the roads properly wa
tered in summer. The experiences of
New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecti
cut and New York were largely drawn
opon for the benefit of the Southern
and Western States, and the explana
tion of the workings of the Higble
Armstrong law in the State by State
Engineer Bond was of great value.
The employment of convicts in road
building was urgently advocated, as
was the creation of a Road Bureau in
the Department of Agriculture, ex.
panding the present duties of the Of
lee of Public Road Inquiries. The
point of convict employment is one
on which there has been a great deal
of discussion, and the value of convict
labor on the highways of the various
States was shown by Senator Earle,
of Michigan, whose announcement
that 36,000,000 days' labor was
locked up in the prisons and peniten
tiaries of the United States, which
could be utilized in improving high
way conditions caused many of the
delegates to decide on active measures
looking to that end before their respec
tive legislatures. There seems to be
no good reason why convicts should
not be employed in this way. The cry
of opposition to or codhpetition with
free labor is practically eliminated.
The men are busy on works of public
utility and importance, and with the
State owning the material for grinding
rock and producing good road material,
many miles of perfect modern highway
could be made each year with little
more expense than is now entailed in
keeping these men in comparative
Idleness. There will be a number of
measures presented to the various
legislatures at their next sessions cov
ering this point, and it might be well
for voters who are in favor of good
roads-and that means every voter
who thinks on the subject at all-to
look after aspirants for legislative
honors, and make sure that they have
decided views on the subject.-New
This is the season of the year when
he Boards of Supervisors are in ses
sion throughout the State, and that
neans a considerable degree of atten
ion to the very important question of
good roads. This has grown to be one
of the most important matters with
which Supervisors have to deal.
Though other countles are giving
nuch attention to road improvement,
)neida seems to deseive to rank frst
n this consideration. Broome County
also is making commendable headway
through her league.
At the last election nine towns in
Onelda voted to substitute the money
or the labor system of caring fox
oads, making a total of thirteen towns
In the County favoring that system.
This means that in Oneida alone near.
y 1000 miles of highway will be under
his system next year. In other couno
ies similar conditions will prevail, the
people of the State voting quite gener
ally to use the money system in caring
or the highways.
Under the money system the State
Is required to pay twenty-five per cent.
of the sums levied by a town foir high
way improvement unless that twenty
y-five per cent exceeds one-tenth of
one per cent. of the taxable valuation
of the town.
There are many roads which cannot
be improved under the provisions of
he Hibble-Armstrong law for many
ears, if ever, and the promptest means
o get them improved isa to do the work
under the Fuller law, or as it is com
mouly known, under the money sys
temr. This is one of the reasons why
he towns of the State have so gener
ally voted to use that system.--Syra
wM. Three sa ***4 D*eeds.
At the Missoarl Agricultural College
hey found by actual test that on blue
gras sward the same draft that pulled
000 pounds on a wagon with one and
mone-half inch tires would pull a load
tof 8248 pounds on a wagon with three
Inch tires. The narrow tires cut rute
that could be seen all the season, and
if running down a hill might be well
adapted to start a gully or ditch In
which the fertility of the surface soil
would wash away, while the three-inch
tire with the heavier load made mc
marked timpression on the award land.
Ulehard marched dignsatly iats
the home with a ded cat dag~lIg
tree his aetatretebed hand and so
claied: "Jrst see what I ftoa la
o~ay Milfs sh en-a pefedtly
ned eatl"r-.M3aw k Tgbumme.
State Ge melt of Lnoisiana
Governor-W. W. He ard,
Lieutenant- Governor-Albert Eato
Secretary of State-John Michel.
Superintendent of Edueation--Johs
ALditor--W. 8. Frazee.
Treasurer-Ledoux E. Smith.
Don Cfferey and S. D. McEnery.
1 District-tt. C. Davey.
6 Distriot-Adolph Meyer.
8 District-R. F. Jironesard.
4 Distriet-P. Braszale.
6 Distriet-J. E. R&insdell.
* District-S. M. Robinson.
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