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OEDICATION OF GREAT CAUSEWAY FR'
OPENED BY GOVERNOR TO COM
MERCE OF THE WORLD.
Governor Accepts $2,000,000 Structure build
From Galveston in Name of State. chan
Addresses, Etc. Texa
Galveston, Tex.-Crossed by at least fouri
1,500 automobiles, bearing state, coun- one
ty and city officials and representa' medi
tive citizens of all parts of Texas, the
in a mammoth parade, headed by Gov actic
ernor O. 11. Colquitt, who broke the until
ribbon of silk and oleander blossoms, of fl
flowers typical of Galveston, the great any
Gal'.t stou causeway was formally able
opened for traffic Saturday morning. of tl
lefore the causeway was formally colle
opened the car carrying Governor Col- seen
quitt : and other officials stopped on dent
the Virginia l'oint side of the draw fighi
hridge, and there the formal delivery reco
of the causeway to Governor ('olquitt ing.
by County Judge George E. Mann took A
place andti its formal reception by Gov- the
ernor ('olquitt on behalf of the people The
of Texas. -Having formally received feat
the structure, the governor proceeded wer
to open it to the traffic of the state tary
of Texas. deni
li his presentation to Governor ('Col- port
quit]. Judge Mann spoke as follows: T
"On behalf of the county of Galves- recc
ton, its people and other interests, wer
builders of the causeway, I turn over ed I
to (;overnor Celquitt, for the corn- acct
nmerce and travel of the state of Tex- recc
as, the causeway that makes the beel
island of Galveston into a peninsula N
of the mainland of Texas. This is plat
the greatest causeway in the world, the
and is for the accommodation for all doll
time of the commerce of the port of loll
Galveston, the gateway to the sea for fivc
eighteen states. Governor, the cause- sot
way is yours."the
Assembled to hear this formal de- the
livery of the magnificent structure T
were a number of state, county and No
city officials and others who had as
come from the cars in the great pa- the
Governor Receives Causeway. Tht
In receiving the structure on behalf sidt
of the people of Texas, Governor ('ol- C
quitt spoke as follows: den
"I consider it one of the honors of nea
my administration to accept this cause- nee
way on behalf of the people of Texas. hal
It is typical of the enterprise of Gal- che
veston citizenship. I would like to 7
see more political peace and legisla- sch
tive rest which would encourage the con
construction of public enterprises like me
this. I gladly accept this causeway
on behalf of the people of Texas."
Tablets Are Unveiled. C
Immediately following the breaking
of the ribbon stretched across the lift Pri
bridge by P. B. Erhart and George
Sealy, Governor Colquitt unveiled the
bronze tablets on the concrete wall
at the Galveston end of the draw- I
bridge. There are three bronze tab- cal
lets inlaid in the wall of concrete, and he
bearing the following inscriptions: aga
"Galveston Causeway - Constructed stt
1909-1911. Length, 10,675 feet; cost,
Sweetwater Loses Fight. the
Austin, Tex.-The fight of the Kan- cit
sas City, Mexico and Orient railroad ed
to remove its general offices and inf
shops from Sweetwater to San Angelo go
Is emphasized again and the supreme to
court makes permanent the first writ cec
of prohibition it ever granted in an tio
opinion Wednesday by Chief Justice in
Brown in S. B. Hovey -et al, relators,
officers and directors of the "Orient" en
road, versus James L. Shepherd, judge fom
of the thirty-second district court, re
Biggest Passenger Vessel Launched. in
Hamburg.--The biggest passenger an
vessel in the world, the Hamburg- an
American Imperator, was successfully stt
launched Thursday, with Emperor Wil- W
liam as sponsor. The new vessel is th
expected to displace 52,000 tons. An be
innovation of the Imperator-a lesson th
learned from tly Titanic-is an equip- flc
ment of lifeboats that will provide for Sd
every passenger. There will be con- te
tinuous wireless service.
Battleships Sail on Hurry Orders. ri
Hampton, Va. - The battleships th
Rhode Island and Georgia of the third ste
division of the Atlantic fleet sailed ar
from Hampton Roads Sunday for-Cuba dE
with 400 marines aboard. The Geor- at
gia and Rhode Island, it is understood, se
will join the fleet commanded by Rear
Admiral Osterhaus off the Virginia y(
Rebels Confiscate Dynamite. th
Washington.-The Mexican revolu- at
tioniets have now established their pl
headquarters at Jimenez. A shipment 't
of dynamIte which Ptesident Taft ex
cepted, some. time ago, coasigned to
mines in the state of Chihuahua, has
been captured by the rebels and car- 4
ried south. $1
Freight Wreck Near Angelita.
Kingsville,. Tex.-A freight wreck ni
occurred near Angelita, on the Browns
ville line, Sunday, in which several
cars, including a car of cabbage, were si
turned over, making it necessary to
transfer the cabbage. The wrecker fe
outfit left Kingsville to clear the track. ta
Body of Ole Tagland Recovered.
Velasco, Tex.-The body of Ole Tag
land, who disappeared from the launch el
Zillah near the jettles Saturday night, tt
was found floating In the Brazoa river pl
near the lighthouse station Wednes- vi
Oklahoma Safe Robbery.
(uthrie, Okla.-Advices from Car
ney, Okla., say robbers entered the di
bank of Carney Thbrsday and escaped !d
with booty amounting to about $15,- al
tv00, secured by blowing the safe. iii
FIRE DESTROYS MAIN BUILDING AT A. & M.
Archives of College Were Destroyed
With Notable Structure That
College Station, Tex.-The main
building of the Agricultural and Me
chanical College at College Station,
Texas, was destroyed by fire Monday
morning. The fire originated on the
fourth floor and was discovered by
one of the night guards and he imi
mediately spread the alarm. Before
the fire apparatus could be put into
action, however, the fire had spread
until the larger structure was a mass
of flames, the Intense heat precluding
any possibility of rescuing the valu
able records which were in the offices
of the building. The generally quiet
college campus was thrown into a
scene of tense excitement, the stu
dents making every possible effort to
fight the fire or to save some of the
records or other contents of the build
A large number of the records in
the commandant's office were lost.
These were archives of the mnilitary
Sfeature of the institution and many
I were in regard to piromnotion in mili- l
tary rank as well as standing of stu
dents. All considered as most Inm
The treasurer's books, the only
records which had an actual value,
were rescued before the fire had galin- ST
r ed headway. These books contain the
account of students and an itemized
record of how the state's money has
e been expended.
No estimate ou the loss can be
1placed at this time, as the value of
the archives can not be reckoned in
dollars and cents. It was easily the
largest builtding on the campus, was Fr
five stories in height, and contained A.
some of the costliest equipment of
the school. til
The origin of the fire is not known. bb
d No possible theory can be advanced, dr
d as it is thought that no one was in of
. the building at the time and there is dr
no fire or power plant located there. mi
The theory of defective wiring is con- la;
If sidered impossible. co
I- Only the prompt work of the stu- ar
dents saved other buildings located ca
)f near by, including the new civil engi- m
e- neering building, Foster hall, Ross Di
s. hall, the horticultural building, the til
1- chemical building and Pheuiffer hall.
o This will be a crushing blow to the e
' school on account of the recent costly p1
e conflagration which destroyed the w
e mess hall, entailing a great loss. w
CUBA PROTESTS IN FRIENOLY FIRMNESS p
ft President Gomez Does Not Want In. P'
e tervention by the United States, s
te and Gives Reasons. W
K- Havana.-President Gomes sent a tl
b- cablegram to President Taft, in which hi
id he protests in friendly firmness t
against intervention by the United 0o
d States. 2,
t, "It is my duty to say that so seri- ai
ous a movement hurts the feelings of
a people who love and are jealous of t(
their independence," he says, after re
n- citing that he had received from Unit- g
ad ed States Minister Beaupre a note
informing him that the Washington a
o government had ordered a gunboat a
ne to Nipe Bay and a strong naval con- a
nt centration at Key West in anticipa
an tion of possible eventualities, and also
e in event that the Cuban government i
rs, was unable to protect American prop
erty, it was the intention to land
ge forces for that purpose. F
President Gomez says the govern- r
ment is doing its utmost, having with- 'j
rd. in four days sent 3,000 troops by land t
. and sea to crush the rebels in Oriente, t
and in that short time having re- v
ily stored order in all parts of the island ]I
n1i with that exception. He also says i
is that 9,000 rifles with ammunition have
, been distributed to loyal citizens and i;
on that the government is prepared to t
ip- flood the comparatively small disturb- ,
.or ed section with regulars and volun- t
,. teers. a
"I appeal to you," he continued, "as t
a loyal friend of Cuba, respecting her I
rights, that you will be convinced t
Ips that this government is capable and I
ird sufficiently supported by the valor
led and patriotism of the Cuban people to
iba deal promptly with a few unfortunate I
or- and misguided persons without rea- I
od, son or flag.
aar "If you understand these conditions '
nia you will perceive that it is not the
part of a friendly government to con
tribute under such circumstances to
the embarrassment of a government
lu- and people, such as those of Cuba.
,eir placed, it is true, in unfortunate condi
to Charters Gianted for Texas.
as Austin, Tex.-Chartered:, Dundee
ar- Woolen Mills, El Paso; capital stock,
Alvin Gun and Athletic Club, Alvin;
ek no capital stock.
as- Hudson Davis Company, Arlington,
al filed amendment decreasing capital
ore stock from $20,000 to $18,000.
to Stamford Creamery Company, Stami
ker ford,.filed amendment decreasing capih
*ck. tal stock from $10,000 to 16,675.
i. Governor Must 8tand Trial.
aeg. Buenos Ayrea, Argentina.-The fed*
ach eral court at La Plata has annulled
:bt, the absolution of the governor of the
yer province of Buenos Ayres, accused of
eas- violation of the election law, and or
dered a continuation of the trial.
Fire Lose is $600,000.
arn Winnipeg, Manitoba.-Fire Sunday
the destroyed the city power house of
~ed Moosejaw, Sask, and machinery valued
15,- at $500,000. The city's water and
lights are cut off.
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FERILIlERS FOR ITEAS SOILS
STATE CHEMIST FRAPS GIVES
VIEWS ON FERTILIZERS.
How to Mix and Use-Amount Re st
quired for Different Soils, Etc. cc
Prof. Kyle's Views. ti
College Station, Tex.-Dr. G. S.
Fraps, state chemist of Texas at the I
A. and M. College of Texas, says:
"In regard to saving blood for fer- G
tilizer purposes, I suggest that thea
blood be mixed with freshly slaked I
dried lime at the rate of one pound' a
of lime to one gallon of blood. Hy
drated lime could also be used. The c
mixture could be run out into a thin e
layer and allowed to Idry out, or it a
could be mixed with a sufficient e
amount of dirt so that it will not s
cake. This is the most practical C
method of saving blood for such use.
Dried blood is a quick acting fer- 0
tilizer, rich in nitrogen. fi
"Wood ashes do not have the same t
effect as acid phosphate. Acid phos
phate is rich in phosphoric acid, e
whereas wood ashes are rich in lime r
with some potash. Wood ashes have r
a tendency to make the soil run to- t
gether. If the ashes have been ex- a
posed to the weather a great deal of d
the fertility has been washed out. V
Potash is needed by some of the sandy t
soils and on such soils wood ashes t
would give good results. It would be r
advisable to use the ashes anyhow if t
L they can be secured for the cost of
1 hauling. Would suggest the use of
two or three hundred pounds per acre
Sof fresh ashes and 500 to 1,000 or
2,000 pounds per acre of leached
"It depends upon the character of 1
fsoil what proportions to mix of cot.
ton seed meal and acid phosphate to
give the best results. The mixture of
800 pounds phosphate and 1,200 pounds
Smeal at the rate of 300 pounds per
acre is a good application. It should
t not come in direct contact with the
seed. In using this fertilizer it should
be remembered that the acid phos
Sphate has a tendene. to promote fruit
t ing while the cottou seed meal pro
motes development jf stalk."
d In discussing irrigation for onions,
E. J. Kyle, dean of the school of ag
' riculture at the A. and M. College of
1 Texas, says "that in a humid coun
d try like Laredo and Beeville, the es
. timate is about four applications of 1
- water for each crop ini this manner:
d An application of forty thousand gal
's ions of water per acre before the
e plants are set out. This gets the soil
d in good, mellow condition and enables
0o the plants to start out in good growth.
b- After this when there is not very
Smuch rainfall three other applications
are made, two of which consist of thir
U ty thousand gallons each and one of
r forty thousand gallons. The total of
4 these applications is close to twenty
)r "The tomatoes for early commer
:o cial purposes should always be
toe pruned," is the opinion of Prof. E. J.
a- Kyle. "The best method is to pinch
out the lateral shoots as soon as they
i appear, until three or four clusters
a of fruit have set, after which the ter
. minal bud should be pinched out. This
ao llows the plant to give all its energy
t to the development of the fruit.
Whenever this pruning is done it is
, necessary to stake the plants."
"There is no scientific method in
pruning watermelon vines," states
Professor Kyle. "Sometimes they are
pruned, but as a rule the commercial
e growers do not pay any attention to
pruning. When It is done, the custom
Is to pinch off the runner after a cer
i tamn number of melons have set."
n, $900,000 Distillery Fire.
al Schenly, Pa.-Eight hundred and
sixty thousand gallons of whisky were
n* destroyed in a distillery fire Thurs
ril day night. The loss will approximate
Place Frlar Land JurIsdiction.
11* Washington.-After a bitter fight
84 the house Thursday passed a bill plac
le ing the so-called Philippine friar
of lands under the jurisdiction of the
r Philippine government and subject to
the land laws framed for the archi.
sy EstImated Oklahoma Wheat Yield.
of Guthrie, Okla. - Estimates made
Ed Indicate that the wheat yield of Okla.
4 lhoma this year will be about 26,000,
GOYERNOR WANTS NAMES OF OLD SOLDIERS
Issues Proclamation Concerning Get
tysburg-Wishes to Forward Data
Austin, Tex.-The governor has is
sued the following proclamation, in
connection with the coming celebra
tion of the fiftieth anniversary of the
battle of Gettysburg:
'To Confederate ('amps and Confed
Serate Veterans in Texas:
"At a meeting of the battle of
Gettysburg commission held in Phil
adelphia on April 30, 1912, the follow
ing resolutions were unanimously
"'Whereas, It is important that this
commission shall be advised, at as
early a date as possible, of the prob
able number of veterans who may be
expected to be present at the proposed
semi-centennial of the battle ofa
Gettysburg; and s
"'Whereas, This information can be
obtained only from the executive of- "
ficers of the several states and terri
" 'Therefore resolved, That the gov.
ernors of the various states and ter- s
ritories be and that they are hereby
respectfully and earnestly requested
to invite, by executive proclamation,
or otherwise, the surviving honorably t
discharged Northern and Southern
veterans, who may now be residents of
their respective states and territories,
to report within sixty days of such
notification to the adjutant general of
their state whether they will or will
not attend the anniversary.
"'IResolved. That the executives of 1
the several states and territories be 1
and that they are hereby respectfully
requested to report to this commis- 1
sion, as soon as practicable, a tabu
lated statement showing the total
number of responses received and the
number of veterans who have respond.
Ied, either affirmatively or negatively,
to this request.'
"The battle of Gettysburg commis.
sion is preparing for the accommoda
tion and comfort of the veterans who
Swill attend the fiftieth anniversary of
Sthe battle of Gettysburg. The infor
mation asked for in the foregoing res
olutions is not available from either
the pension bureau, the Grand Army
of the Republic or the United Con
S"Now, therefore, I, O. B. Colquitt,
governor of Texas, in accordance with
. the request made upon me, Issue this,
f proclamation, urging upon Confed
erate camps In Texas and Confederate
.veterans generally, grand army posts
L and veterans of the union army to
1furnish me with a list of the ex-Con
s federate soldiers and ex-federal sol
diers serving in the war between the
y states, so that I may have the same
s tabulated and forwarded to the battle
.of Gettysburg commission.
,t "In testimony whereof I have here
,fI unto signed my name and caused the
y seal of the state to be affixed at the
city' of Austin, Texas, on this the 22d
r. day of May, A. D. 1912.
e "O. B. Colquitt,
r. "Governor of Texas.
h "By the Governor: C. C. McDonald,
y Secretary of State."
r. Abandon Fight to Close Crevasse.
.s New Orleans.-The fight to close
y the 2,260-toot Hymella crevasse in the
t. Mississippi levee, thirty-five miles up
is the river from New Orleans, was
abandoned Saturday after a confer
n ence between C. C. Sherill, chief of
is the Vnited States army engineers;
'e President Murlin of the La Fourche
il levee board; offieiah of railroads
.o whose Interests are concerned, and
n plantation owners affected.
Negro Burned at Stake.
Tyler, Tex.-A mob Saturday morn
ing took Dan Davis, confedued assail
Id ant of Miss May Johnson, from the
e Smith County jail and burned him to
s- a stake on the streets of Tyler. Jim
te Dixon, another negro, was implicated
in Davis' dying confession.
Noyes Appointed Chief of Staff.
ht Chicago.--Lieutenant Colonel Noyes
C- of the general staff, Twenty-first in
in fantry, stationed in the Philippines,
te has been appointed chief of staff to
to Brigadier General Potts, with head.
ki- quarters in Chicago.
Broom Corn Promising.
Berelair, Tex.-Thousands of acres
le were planted to broom corn this spring
A- and the yield promises to be im.
ense. The crop will be ready fot
threshing in three weeks.
REARED FAMILY IN ARCTICS C
Plttsburg Minister Lived With the
Eskimos for Sixteen
Pittsburg, pa.-Pittsburgers are
known the world over for their tnter
est in the foreign mission field and
their generous support to this great
cause of Christian endeavor. Thou
sands of dollars are sent every year
from the Pittsburg churches, repre
senting every denomination whose g
active agents are engaged in the b
beneficent work of evangelizing the t
millions of inhabitants of the regions d
where the story of the Gospel and its
teaching are as yet a new tale. L
Much interest is being taken at a
present in the missionary effort made t
by Rev. Adolph G. Stecker and his
devoted wife, who, after having spent t
nearly a generation beneath the Arc
tic circle, are now resting in quiet
retirement in the Whitefield house at
Nazareth, Pa., which is conducted by
the Society of the United Brethren T
Old Greek Church of Sitka.
for Propagating the Gospel Among
the Heathen, or the Moravian Church,
as it is better known, Rev. Stecker
and his wife worked untold wonders
in bringing the Alaskan Eskimos
under the beneficial influence of civ.
Rev. Stecker, who is still less than
sixty years of age, hardy and strong,
and so inured to the Arctics that the
coldest weather of the past winter
was to him like a breath of spring,
was sent, in 1884, with his wife, by
the general mission board of the
kMoravian church, as a missionary
ramong the Eskimos of Labrador,
where he labored until 1900. Nearly
1all the time he was there his work
r was beyond the timber line, In the
1 most northern station.
While there three children were
f born to them, one son and two daugh
a ters. He acquired a knowledge of the
Slanguage of the people to such an ex
tent that he could readily preach to
them. His children were sent to Ger
1 many at the age of eight to ten years,
a where they were educated. They
Snever saw a horse until, on their way
from Labrador, they arrived in Lon
don. In 1900 he was called by the
mission board to superintend the mis
sion work on the Kuskokwinro river,
· in Alaska, where he labored until
,1 1910, when the illness of his wife
compelled him temporarily to resign
,. and return to the states, where, after
r ten years of separation, the parents
and children were reunited.
I. Rev. Stecker in his work in Alaska
covered a territory about as large as
the state of Maine, but its total popu
h lation is only about 2,500. Increase
, in the population is slow owing to
1.I the unsanitary conditions that abound.
e Shortly after the arrival of Rev. and
a Mrs. Stecker there was an outbreak
o of measles, and it reduced the popu
1- lation by 1,000. Such a frightful con.
1. dition shows more than any amount
e of preaching the need of missionary
e work in the Arctic regions, one of the
* chief alms of the missionaries being
to instill some idea of the value of
. hygiene and sanitation into the minds
,, of the natives. In this aim the Uni
,, ted States government is nobly fol.
d lowing up the pathway first cut out
by the mission workers.
ART PURCHASE MAKES STIR
President of Royal Academy Wants
Law Giving Government Option
te London.-At the annual banquet of
lp the Royal academy Sir Edward J.
Ss Poynter, the president, paid a warm
I. tribute to the late Edwin A. Abbey.
of Referring to H. C. Frick's purchase
j; of a Rembrandt from Lord Favorsham
le for $250,000, Sir Edward recommend
ja ed the passing of a law requiring own.
i4 ers to give the government an option
on valuable works before selling to
Prime Minister Asquith and First
n* Lord of the Admiralty Churchill also
11- spoke. Mr. Asquith said the country
ie could not view with equanimity the
to sale of great paintings abroad, but at
a the same time cannot expect the Brit
ish taxpayers, on whose shoulders rest
so many heavy burdens, to enter into
competition with the millionaires of
American Ambassador Reid and
es John Hays Hammond of the Panama
*' Pacifc exposition commilmon were
1 among the guests,
,d Drowns as Fish Pulls Him Into River.
Philadelphia.-Dragged into the
Delaware river by a large fish that
had caught on the hook of his line,
ws which he had wrapped about his waist,
ag John Holmes, aged fourteen years,
m. was drowned. A pollee tug recovered
ag the body several hours later. The fsh
bad bent the hook and freed itsalf.
L0 oc0o1s A
1rs. Herberger, ;
Consent to Co
St. Loulis, Mo.-.
ger, of this city, say. '
bed for ten weeks,
t r(ubles, and had ps
dioctors Wailting on m
I:very one of them
have to go to the h
an of ration, but I p
1 ti.:ight I Would4
trihl. \When I began
buttle, I could not 14
but had to be lifted.
I1;oure I finished the
pains were leaving K
souln I was out of be
My pains have a
since. I weigh 150 Ib.
Cardul saved me froa
I am going to keep it
for I would not be It.
ly show themselvesa t
ways. This is becaa
ents, from which it h
the source of the t
ing specifically on the
or cure and help briu
In the past 50 yesrd
million women have
by Cardul. Just tr it
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tanooga,. Tenn., forw
tlons, and 64-page le
nent for Womer," ath
per, on request.
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"What luck did lot
fellow who advertlil
"I found after I hb
I was shorter."
The Flat That
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Powell-It is a dat
The Paxton TollJ 6
Mass., will send a 1W
Paxtine Antiseptic, a
Ing and germicidal ti
to any woman, free, qis
000 of the inhabitai
London is the
Garfield Tea is
best remedy for oo
Street gas lampls
London in 1807.
A Jersey City
170O;% Brunswick S.,
Mar. 1, 191l-"AbSI
a pimple broke out
which pained sue
scratching it sad
face was entirely
ing, but al1o pBdfLU
walk on the streets
couraged. I tried
as salves, cold cnre
"I read of the
nol Ointment is the
sent for samples
proved to be
two cakes of
jar of Reslinot
ed every pimple 5
This treatment lid
and now my skiS IS
1 gave some
friend and it Cuf5'
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Soap for the toilet
dandruff and iEW
Reulnol Soap ad
Resinol Soap 5d'
Ing instantly, agd
and other skind
well as sores, berM.
Your druggist le
Ointment, S0c tan l
each write to Dept.
cal Co.. Baltimore.Mt
of this root*
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its tonei preP*
* ties that 13s5
so great a