WM. L. 8MYLIE & CO., Pubs,
INNFIELD, - - LOUISIANA.
Why worry when the swimming is
Flying is sadly in need of a safety
Don't make a man hot by telling
him to keep cool.
Among the few things that are bet,
ter broken may be mentioned heat
A German scientist has found 61,.
100,000 germs in a raisin. Boil your
Man has constructed the flying ma
thine, but he has not succeeded in
Life-insurance men who refused to
take chances on the lives of aviators
made a good guess.
Instead of trying our popular songs
Dn the dog we should first have them
lung to the cow and note results.
The emperor of China is to wear a
military coat of European cut and
tuck his shirt into his trousers. China
is up and coming.
That boy aviator who cuts circles
in the sky will not have to wait more
th an a week or two before finding
imself the hero of a 5-cent thriller.
A New York woman has recently
been hunting through that city for
an honest lawyer. When last heard
from she was reported to be hoping
That New York woman who sent
$600 worth of Jewels to the iceman by
pistake did not wrap up the chunk of
Ice he left under the impression that
It was a diamond.
A St. Louis professor has discovered
that noise shortens life, and this dis
covery we recommend to the whis- .
tling milkman and the neighbor who
tises at 4:00 a. m. to mow his lawn.
It may be true that a cow gives r
down her milk better when there is
music in the air, as an expert says, a
but that is no reason why the milk
man should whistle while making his
early morning calls. n
A financial news item reports a "su
perfluity of money in London." But
even under such conditions and with
: miimer heat prevailing the average
Englishman probably will not admit
that he has money to burn.
A Florida woman who is the moth.
e' ,or of 13 children has received a sou.
venir spoon from the state. As a doz. tl
en; spoons constitute a set, it will read.
. ly be seen that she can furnish her
:table sooner by saving trading stamps.
A California girl, fined $25 for rae.
Ilng her automobile against a steam
`. :locomotive, told the magistrate that a
the fun was worth the price. That is
lte :trouble with the speed maniacs.
The fun is more important to them fe
G:than the safety of the public highway D
, =:and the fine tltat may be thrown in,
TheiLh only way to stop it is to impose
a penalty that is weighti r to them
than the excitement of railroad speed
;on :an open road.
Amierleans are winning in fieldeC
wh:i: iere: intellectual ability counts, as
w::;eiiU as in more materialistic lines:
i;The ::Royal Academy of Science of
Pr: ssia has conferred on a young man
ho formerly was a student at Colum.
bibla university, New York, the Leib
:r. itz gold medal, a very notable dis
tinction, and awarded only to those
ishowing high scholarship. ,.The win. R
:er is : the first American to whom
Ithe prize has been given.
lEverybody will rejoice that the for
;estfies which threatened destruction
~o the big trees of Sequoia National -Ia'
park in Californa, have been broughf le
under control and that the danger is for
Past for the present. The big trees bar
are unique, and ,once burned could sa
iever be replaced. They are amou tiv
,t)h most interesting of the natural the
cuIosities of the United States, and ih
1s to be hoped may be preserved .for up
hndreds of years in addition to the
I life they have already enjoyed. e
Slittle submarine boat Salmon, tr
fort ti the United States navy,
eI eito have shown beyond a doube
t:shee is seaworthy. She made a aid
iafrom Quincy, Mass., to Bermud+ earl
Otrc a Course where rough weather and e
rPaves are frequeptly encou. teh
w went through a rather try e
iwce. But she stood the tesl
idemonstrated that craft of
Yb :be operated eteetively
S s.of the water as well a H
r exploit adds another t big
Ai:- rtcan submarines into
Iflan l1S~jer. Who badexhaust tool
r" aoe.: resource during the and
ian eu.eireded: up by crying d
nargument that no male atWh
yeve r has been: able to answ e she
*t continues to ponr out of Alas
ast adv stream. with a fahcon'
' ~t t7reyear's yteld will bea W
r the recent additio,. t with
P lof the e preciou: Fron
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MAKES IT EASY TO PILOT AEROPLANE
STH MICROPI0O/YE IN UE-..
Paris.-Captain Marconnet, one of the French army officers who is do
ing much to advance the science of aviation, has recently invented a device
which enables a passenger on an aeroplane to guide the pilot, despite the
difficulty ordinarily of the latter hearing anything that is said while the
machine is making a rapid flight. It is a microphone, the mouth piece
used by the passenger being attached to the flap of the pilot's cap, and the
mouthpiece for the pilot being placed on his left shoulder.
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MUSIC CHARMS COW
Gives More Milk While.Orchestra
Plays Classical Pieces.
Lake Bluff Dairy Woman Tests Theory
of Michigan Farmer and Finds
t Waltzes Are Most Soothing
r Don't Like Ragtime.
t Chicago.-Sad-eyed cows on the
farm of Mrs. Scott Durand in Lake
Bluff the, other day lost their remorse
ful feelings, became happy-faced, and
gave more milk than they had been
accustomed to, because the farm
hands milked the 61 Jerseys and Hol
steins to the sweet strains of the "Blue
Danube" waltz and other selections
rendered by an orchestra.
Music-impregnated milk is a fact
and not a theory, according to the
North Shore society woman, who
watched the cows being milked while
nine musicians wafted sweet music
over the farm.
Milk taken from the "bossies," while
the orchestra sent forth soothing
music, tasted better and had a more
happy effect upon the drinkers than
the milk served which had not been
"music impregnated," according to
those who went through the test.
The unique test was made to prove
the assertion of a Michigan farmer
that cows give more milk while musio
is being rendered.
The music calmed the nerves of the
cows and their udders let down all the
milk in them.
Soon after the milking had been
finished, Mrs. Durand, who is known
as the "Queen of Hostesses," served
the liquid to the musicians.
"This experiment has been, a per
feet revelation to me," said Mrs.
Durand after Helen, Clarice, Flossie 1
and No. 52, the first four cows, had
been milked to the music of the or
Throwing her arms around Helen 1
Mrs. Durand declared that she had i
never seen her cows stand so still and t
contentedly before. i
"That's perfectly lovely! Look at
.heir eyes! The cows want more t
music," she pleaded. t
Incubator Dinner New Fad
n" Rhode Island Farmer Hits Upon Novel
m Scheme to Bake Beans While Wife
Is In Town.
r Westerly, R. I.--A drummer who in
vaded the rural districts here a few
~lays ago with. the latest brand of fire
less cooker for the economy and comr.
fort of the over-worked farmer's wife
s has .left town disgusted, with not'a
d sale to his credit. He found the na
8 tives equipped with cookers which,
they assert, are far ahdad of so-called
*l up-to-date ones.
Walter Russetl Boss, a farmer on
the post road, is the Moses of the
kitchen. A few weeks'ago his ,wife
went to town' to spend the day. Wal
ter foraged his own breakfast and
enough for the help. JIt was Saturday,
and his better-half had left Instruc
tions to put the big pot of beans in
early-and fet them bake all day. Wal
ter had some hoeing to do and figured
he couldn't waste a day indoors, and
he cudgeled his Yankee brain for an
He took the pot of beans With the
big chunk of pork floating on top out
into the woodroom where the incu
bator stood. Turning up the lanp, he
took off the weight oon the thermostat
and shoved In the pot of beans. Shril
dering his hoe, he seti out for the field.
When. his wife returned from town
she found the fire out Ain the kitchen
stove and no beans In sight.- -She pr.
pared a cold supper and aa warm Wei
conme for Walter. -
Walter -hastened .to the woodroom,
with the: scolding Wife aith)itis: heljs.=i
From the incubatorhe .took. 8.steam.'
Ing bot pot" o :beaýj( ' i O is h
savory and t ' -tu ;.
sequently well baked. Walter said
that the discovery of the usefulness
of the incubator more than repaid for
the loss-of the fowl.
The news of his experiment has
spread, until all the farmers' wives
now do their week-end baking in incu
Burglars Steal An Aeroplane.
Paris.--Some burglars recently
stole an aeroplane at Verviers. The
local gendarmes are somewhat puz.
aled by the offense. -
Theni the orchestra shifted from a
classicalyselection to ragtime music.
Suddenly the cows grew restive.
"Horrors," declared Mrs. Durand
when the orchestra began to play the
Cubanola Glide. "Stop it, my cows are
cultured and abhor ragtime music
as much as they do swearing."
Then the musicians started up a
selection from "Tosca," "I Live for
Love and Music," and to the amaze
ment of Mrs. Durand and the milkers,
the cows became quiet and contented
"Do you know I feel that my cows
are the mothers of the hundreds of
babies fed on Crab Tree farm milk,"
said the society leader, who had in
vited the orchestra out to her farm
to give a practical demonstration to
prove if cows give more milk to the
tunes of sweet music than otherwise.
Mrs. Durand has been convinced of
this fact and intends to equip her barn
with several phonographs.
Stop Killing of Elephants
Friends of Pachyderm in England and
France Urge Reserves to Halt
London.-Whether it be the outcome
of Mr. Roosevelt's recent hunting trip
in Africa or not, a meeting held by the
French society known as "The Friends
of the Elephant," at which it was de
cided to approach the French govern
ment with the object of securing bet
ter reserves for elephants in Africa,
has had the effect of reviving some in
terest in the same matter among mem
bers of the sister society 'in London.
Lieut. Col. John Henry Patterson,
one of the most active members of the
society, said i~ an interview: "In the
United Kingdom this question has
been ably and zealously dealt with by
the Society for the Preservation of the
Wild Fauna of the Empire.
"The objects of the association are
to create a sound public opinion on
the subject of the preservation of wild
life, both at home and in the colonies
and British dependencies; to further
the formation of game reserves and
sanctuaries, the selection of the most
suitable places for these sanctuaries
and the enforcing of suitable game
laws and regulations.
"The society devotes considerable
attention to the preservation of ele
phants, and has sent many deputations
on the subject to successive foreign
and colonial secretaries. Elephant re
serves at present exist in all our At
rican colonies where those animals
are found. In British Gambia no ele.
phants are allowed to be killed, and it
is hoped that similar sanctuary will,
owing to the efforts of the French so
ciety, be extended to the elephants in
the French West African possessions.
"For the year ended March, 1908,
539 tons of ivory, worth $2002,760,
were imported into the United King.
dom alone. Taking the average tusk
to weigh 40 pounds (a very liberal es
timate), this means the death of more
than fifteen thousand elephants. The
ivory was practically all African, the
quantity from India being only of the
value of $175,000. If this animal
slaughter is allowed to continue we
are, alas! already in sight of th.
extinction of the African elephant, but
it is hoped that the efforts of the Brit
ish and French societies will stir pub
lic opinion and prevent such a de
plorable loss to the fauna of the
To Spend $30,000,000.
Lisbon.-Two battleships, six pro
tected cruisers, eighteen destroyers,
and six submarines, are to be built by
the Portuguese government at an es
timated cost of $30,000,000.
Traveling in Hobo's Guise
SWeaIthy. Hungarian Land Owner
Fears Robbery If He Appears
to Be Prosperous.
New York.--Wearing the garb of a
tramp to give, the impression that he
is a poor man, Lajos Berrar, one of
the wealthiest land owners of eastern
Hungary, arriv here the other day
on the last lap of a trip around the
world. Although over sixty-five years
old. Mr. -Berrar has never been absent
from his frontier home before, and
-he entertains the idea that America is
filled with brigands, that only .un
ceasing vigilance and the avoidance of
external signs of prosperity can save
him from being robbed before he gets
back to Tizsafuchred, his native town.
When he registered' ati a Ia lbahotel
with his two companions, both husky
six -footers, he gaveordrs that Sberj wasb
. One thbe ti o u `hs,'.ii :'is e ' .
man said, explaining the older Mr.
Berr'ar's eccentric garb and customs:
"Life on the frontier of Hungary is
very primitive, as it lies next to the
outposts of. Turkey, and the folks
there have- strange ideas about the
other parts of the world. Mr. Bet
rar has feared- all along that if he
dressed in style he would be robbed.
We have repeatedly begged him to
buy new clothing and then visit the
barber, but he clings to his old
clothes and ways, asserting that no'
one would rob a man who did not,
look prosperous. HIe has leard strange
tales of robberies in America."
Dead Man Runs Automobile.
: Portland, Me.-A dead man was the
only occupant- of a moving automobile
"--',. ..... o ...th 4ther day. While
CLUB TO MAKE NEWSIES GOOD
Omaha Business Men Form Organiza.
tion to Stop Swearing and To.
Omaha, Neb.-How to keep the 400
newsboys of this city from shooting
craps, swearing, smoking and forget
ting to wash their lands and faces at
proper intervals is a problem that has
agitated the members of the Children's
Home society. At last it is believed
that a solution has been reached.
An organization for the welfare of
the newsboys started eight years ago
fell through, and since then the young
sters have been permitted to grow up
and run wild. Now they are to be
taken in hand and their condition bet
Probation Officer Bernstein has in
terested a number of business men of
the city and a club has been organ
ized, with E. W. Dickinson, capitalist;
Rome Miller, proprietor of the largest
hotel in the city; J. A. Cudahy, a pack
er; Rev. Father Burns, a pastor, who
has always interested himself in boys,
and Judge Sutton of the juvenile
court as trustees.
The committee having immediate
charge of the welfare of the boys is
made up of Joe Carroll, Tony Costen
zo, Tony Monico and Sam Kalin, all of
them were once newsboys, but now
are prosperous business men.
The following rules have been
adopted by the committee to govern
the actions of the boys:
No smoking, chewing, gambling or
jumping on street cars.
Must have clean faces and hands.
No going into saloons.
Must be loyal to one another.
Must be off the streets at eight c
o'clock at night unless an extra is out.
No boy under eight years of age
shall sell papers.
Every boy under sixteen years of I
age shall attend one session of school I:
No foul or profane language.
A large room has been rented near t
the business portion of the city. It b
has been equipped with a small li
brary, tables on which games of many
kinds can be played, tubs and shower
The club will be self-governed iad
officered by. the boys, but over its aft
fairs the committee of business men
will have general supervision.
It will cost the boys nothing to join
the club. Each member is given a
numbered badge for identification and
as a certificate of character. If a com
plaint is filed against any boy, or if
a boy becomes troublesome, a report
is made to the juvenile court, when 0
Judge Sutton will investigate and take F
the necessary action. n
City Items in Terse Form
Metropolitan News of Interest
to All Readers
Faithful Dog Avenges a Policeman
NEW YORK.-Patrolman Lawrence
Cummins of the East One Hundred
and Fourth street police station, on
whose post the car barn gang has its
headquarters, was beaten savagely by
members of that band and was in the
hospital for several weeks.
The first request Cummins made to
Capt. Corcoran when he reported
again for duty was to be assigned to
his old post. He said he wanted to
show the toughs that he was not
afraid of them and that they could
not drive a policeman from his place
of duty. Capt. Corcoran took the
same view and sent Cummins back.
From the moment he resumed his
work the gang annoyed Cummins, but
it was not until the other night that
the roughs got a chance to "do him
up" again. He found about a dozen
of them on the street insulting wom
en who passed.
"Move on," commanded Cummins.
But a truck driver, 19 years old, hurled
insults at the policeman. Cummins
arrested him. The rest of the gang
disappeared. Cummins started for
the police station with his prisoner,
but as they went along there was a
call from a roof. The prisoner broke
from Cummins and ran int oa house.
The gang had gone to a roof, torn
away the chimnew and waited for the
policeman and his prisoner. When
the signal was given and the prisonei
had fled from the firing zone his
friends hurled the chimney bricks
down at Cummins. After three had
struck him on the head he fell un.
conscious. Men who saw the attack
ran to the station. Sergt. Higgins an4
eight bluecoats raced to the rescue of
Twice a week a Dadmatin dog, Bes=
sie, who belongs to truck company No.
26 on One Hundred and Fourteentll
street, visits the East One Hundred
and Fourth street station, and has a
supper at the expense of John Ritter.
That night she was there and she
went with the rescue squad."
When the men entered the house
from which the bricks had been hurled
on Cummins the dog went with them.
But while the sergeant and his men
went to the roof Bessie stopped at the
Back in a dark corner of the tene
ment hallway she had caught sight of
a man, and, instead of going further,
she leaped for him. She got a good
on his trousers and he could not beat
her off. Fiv'e minutes afterward the
policemen on their way back to the
street after a fruitless search, heard
a scuffle. They found Bessie still
holding on to the man. He was the
Law Can't Suppress Babies' Howls
X 0 TOOtMEWS "
A;L J1- HAVE
w THAT BRAT
B ROOKLYN.-Anxiously awaiting
the outcome of the implortant case
of Tucker against Coch, tried in the
Flatbush court, Brooklyn, Flatbush
mothers learned with great relief that
they would not be forced to the ex
pense of equipping their teething ba
bies with Maxim silencers, Coch lost
and the babies of Flatbush were tri
Passing, Solomon-like, on the great
issue, Magistrate Naumer ruled that
even a Flatbush infant must have
teeth to go through the world with.
Should one be expected to worry
'hrough life with gums innocent of
molars and incisors, missing the joys
of sinking thew into sirloin at 30
cents a pound? ITo be sure not. Was
Mr. Coch a toothless baby? Of course
he wasn't. Didn't he cry when the
soothing syrup failed to soothe? He
did. Well, then, why should the
Tucker baby be denied that world
old privilege of infancy? Mr. Coch
could adduce nothing to overthrow
So it was ruled by the learned court
' a r
that it was well within the old Ro
man, the English common, the re
vised or unrevised statutes, the city
ordinances, Magna Charta, or even
the "plain or common variety of law
for any Flatbush baby to howl and
yowl and rip up the palpitating si
lence of the Flatbush night and turn
it inside out while his "toofens" are
pushing themselves out as a protest
against a milk diet. This applies to
both boy and girl babies not only in
Flatbush, but all over Brooklyn. -
Surxner Tucker and Arnold Coch
live in adjoining cottages, or villas,
as they obtain in Flatbush, in Mar
tense street. All was well between
them until the Tucker baby arrived.
They had borrowed and loaned lawn
mowers, exchanged garden seeds and
talked radish, lettuce and ether gas
den crops. But with the coming of
the Tucker heir a gulf opened.
Like most infants of its age, the
Tucker one is busily engaged in
bringing in teeth. Now, Mr. Coch has
no objection to teeth. He owns a lot
himself. But the day and night vocal
demonstrations with which the Tuck
er baby accompanied their efforts to
push through made Coch peevish. He
suggested a motor boat muffler or
something like that to Mr. Tucker
and the latter was irritates. He had'
his neighbor summoned to court, say
ing he had abused him.
Mississippi Catfish Are Thirst
Vl~lSpp h s Are Thirsty:
S T. LOUIS.--It is only within the
memory of the oldest of river men
that the rivers forming the great 'Mis
sissippi system have been so low in
the summer as they have this year.
The old-timers say the low stages this
year can be compared only with those
of 1864, when the catfish had to climb
out into the fields to moisten their
parched throats with the dew.
North of St. Louis steamboat traffio
is almost at a standstill on account of
the low water in ithe Upper Mississip
pi. The Diamond Jo line has been
forced to take off its through boats to
St. Paul and has great difficulty in get
ting its local packets through to Bur
lington, Ia. Many excursion boats
are tied up. Several of the boats have
been damaged in an effort to navigate.
But while the steamboat interests
are suffering the pearl button faa.
tories and the pearl hunters are reap
ing a harvest. Hundreds of men, wom
en and children can be seen along
the water front of every town hunting
clams. The shells are sold to the but.
ton factories after being searched for
yearals. Many fine pearls have been
found. One found by a Dubuque man
was sold for $400.
If it were not for the water that
comes out of the Missouri, steamboat
tratc would be suspended between
here and Cairo. While the Missouri
has not risen this year to within 15
feet of the flood stage, it has main.
tained a steady flow of water, enough
to keep the steamboats going on the
Mississippi and enough for the boats
runitng on that stream. Still, unless
there are rains soon in the north the
Missouri is likely to go very low this
fall, although not as low as it has
been in-some years. It has been many
years since-the Missouri hag fallen be
low the zero stage.' It is now eight
feet above that stage, which is about
the usual flow in.the fall.
King Hog Makes Lucky Farmer Glad
ANSAS CITY.-The greatest mon
A eymaker on the farm during the
past year has been the hog. The
farmer with a carload of hogs was
assured of an automobile, a trip to
Europe, or more farm land. Never
in modern history have hogs been
sold at such high prices, on a strictly
gold ,basis, of course, as during the
past several months.
Early- in the: present year there
were reports of a "hog shortage" from
many hog.raisingz.districts. And mar.
;ket -receipts bore; out .;the- reports;
ha, St. Louis and St. Joseph-.ºore in
round numbers, two and o-fourth
,million head less than during the cor
responding six months of 1909. Ar.
rivals at the K five big points in the
first half of 1909 numbered 9,280,000.
rIn the first half of 1910 receipts at
.the Previotusly mentioned markets
were 2,990,000. In other words, a
growing population was fed on 75 per
cent. of the hogs that were consumed
in the first six months of 1909. The
direct. effect of the decrease in hog
receipts, while .the population was un,
questionably 'increasing, was a sharp
advancein market 'value of swine. -
At the, Kansas City stockyards the'
average cost of hogs for the first six
mionthsof 1909 was $6.64 Per; hun.
dredweight. In the "first half of 191G
the averge cost at the aap ak
'wts $9.31, showing a. ga8iuo $2.67 perr
hundredweggit; r abou4O~per cez~t.
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