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THE MADISON JOURNAL.
REE BROS., Publishers TALLULAII, MADISON PARISH, LO)ISIANA, SATIRDI)AY, .II'NE 14, 191:5 NEW NEIIE .-VPL(. I N)O .
gVE POWER TO REGU.
-Tg ON INTRASTATE
Mlneesota Case Caused
to Feel Hopeful of
per t'non News Servire
-The power of the
* reasonable instrastate
e railroads until suc.i
shall choose to regu.
-+W upheld by the Supreme
United States in the MLn
and passenger rate
nam time the court laid
* n g principles govern
of railroad property
purposes and accord
held that the state of Min
confiscate the property
and St. louis rail
by its maximum freight
passenger fare law. It
the state from enforcing
as to the road for the
B the case of the Northern
Oreat Northern, however,
SlM that these roads had
show that the rates were
" or confiscatory' and
reversed the United
Court for Minnesota
ajolaed their enforcement
tory and a burden on
regarded as one of the $
ever announced by the
,ems under consideration
sad the governors of
filed briefs in support ,
rights in the causes, rec.
the prlaciples involved, t]
rom Missouri, Arkansas, 1
and West Virginia
peints announced in
ases and are regarded ca
esm generally. I
was announced by Jus
eonmisted of some 35, t
unaalmous with the
of Justice McKenna t
in the results." a
considered the at,
state rates in two phas- 1
lhat they had placed an s
on Interstate com- a
e* other that they were g
conficate the property
the Interstate com- t
he took it for gran'ed I
has the power to regu- t
between points within i
at Minnesota on railroads
state lines, and so far
es as not to compete
s'ies of either states, or i
affect interstate commerce. t
ameshed the conclusion that t
whether on purely in. t
or interstate rail- t
let been regarded by the 1
baleg a direct regulation of :
sme. He pointed to I
of rates on railroads In I
the Erie canal in New t
hespective states concern
et his conclusion.
Miea-State officlils and
with the long-drawn- I
rate case were elhtnd
Sof the United States
Wrt and were unanimous
it a great victory for the 1
* Insult of the dicision, sev
operating in Minnesota
Spay into the state treas
tey $3,000,000 in the
--4boviciticn of five of
American Naval Stor-.'
k"s-for criminal viola
Sherman law. were set
Supreme Court because
instruction of the 'ral
Pitney was the only
City, Okla.-Three men
at blowing the safe at
when $1,9f, was taken.
by Sheriff Binyon and
Yhey gave the names cf
Harry Pilliams and
They were found at
Mrs. Jennie Kaufman, six
Wheatland. All were In
&e posse arrived, but they
dmssed and hal sixhoot
-Tea.-Leo Lesser, forme
SLesser-Ely Cotton Comrn
pd president of the ban)
Miss., both of which failed
in six counts by th
Grand Jury. The prin
agarnast Lesser are en
fergery and obtalnin
tase pretenses, Less
St the time of the fallur
searm sbout six week
whereaboats arem m
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SPONSORS FOR THE ARKANSAS DIVISION, U. C. V.
The sponsors for the Arkansas division, United Confederate Veterans, in the parade of apmofto during the
reenut reunion of the U. C. V. at Chattanooga. Tenn
JAPS SAY TREATY
VIOLATED BY U. S.
SAYS QUESTION IS ECONOMIC AND
PQO.ITICAL ONE-ALLUDES TO
Western Newspaper Untor. News Service.
Toklo.-The rejoinder of Japan to
the United States' note on the subject
of the California alien land ownership
legislation reiterates that the land bill
f by the California ledslature
violates the spirit of Japanses-Amerl
cI treaty by discriminating against a
It points out that even If the ques
tion is an economic one, it enters the
deemlsa of laternatiomal elatioms asd,
therefore, becomes a political ques
Stion. The note says that the Califor
ala land legislation violates Article I
r of the Japanse-American treaty of
1911 which authrozies subjects or citi
o seas of the contracting parties to own
or lease houses which are insperable
S parts of real estate.
Y It also declares that the new bill
violates the fourteenth amendment to
I- the United States Constitution requir
I ing 'the States to grant equal protec
tion under its laws to all persons with
Sit its jurisdiction.
r Would Build Three Ships.
e Washington. - Representative Gra
r ham of Pennsylvania Introduced a bill
I. to immediately appropriate $15,000,00i
t to increase the navy by authorizing
t- the construction of three first-class
I- battleships to be as heavily armed, as
e powerfully armored and as speedy as
f any battleship afloat. They would
0 have the greatest practicable radius of
I 000 each.
As to Men's Wages.
Chicago.-Bankers, commercial leOa
ers, street railway afficlals and social
d workers were called upon to testify
;. as to men's wages before the Senate
d Welfare Commission here. The com
sa mission desires to ascertain the con
is nection between vice and low wages
,e eceived by the head of the household
v. which in many cases force girls to
a work in order to aid the family.
Pittsburg.-The Japanese ambassa
dor to America. Viscount Chinda. and
the new American ambassador to Ja
if. pan, George W. Guthrie of this city,
shared the honors of a testimonial dill
i ner arranged by "friends and neigh
a- bors" of the latter. Secretary of State
et William J. Bryan, who, it was planned
te would formally introduce the ambassa
aR dors to each other, was so delayed
ly that he arrived almost as the festivi
Washington. - Upon objection of
'· Senator Chamberlain. who contended
at that a renewal of the arbitration treaty
n, with Great Britain might compel sub
id mission of the Panama Canal tolls con
rf trovers. to The Hague. the Senate
id temporarily postponed action on re
newals with Great Britain, Spain and
lt Ialy. Renewals of these trea'ies, all
ix three of which have expired witb'n
In the past few days. were favorably re
ey ported by the fore tn relations com
ýt mittee and the Senate went into ex
ecutive session to consider them.
Banker Given Parole.
Leavenworth, Kan.-W. J. Hogue of
San Angelo, Tex., sent to the federal
~ prison here for the violation of the
d federal banking laws, was released
on parole. Hogue was sent here early
in 1912 on a two years' sentence.
n Washington. - Samuel Gompers,
Spresidlent of the American Pederatlo
ar . L abor, w as o p ~ e d u apon for a m a
Sto.d absom a 8urmeoms aid his phys-_
in e) eoe4dtiom was aei a to romeo a
.. ·· ·,.
AMERICANS SEND MESSP E
Want U. S. to Protect Them-Will
Take Action Themselves.
WeeWterl Newspn,:r 1'ninn News Servtre.
Tampica, AMex. - Three hundred
Americans located in southern Tama
ulipas, representing 68 families, have
demanded in a long mesage to Presi
dent Wilson, sent through ('onsul Mill
er here, to know "once for all' whether
they can expect protection from their
home government since they "do not
desire to take measures for our own
safety which would embarrass our
government without giving due notice
The message declares that the
Americans have been subjected to
slights and a great variety of ildig
altles and gross abuse during the last
The message declares in addition
that the petitioners have borne fnam
cial. losses siletly, but that min .at
them cannot obey the advice to "get
away if in danger," as their departure
would mean the abandonment of the
accumulations of a lifetime.
Drownea by Fish.
Cleveland, Ohio.-Dragged from his
rowboat by a big fish, E. Walker, aged
17 years, became entangled in his
fishing line and was drowned in Lake
Erie. Several persons fishing from
rewbats nearby hurried to the spot
where Walker went down, but could
not save him.
Chicago Wants to Reduce Noises.
Chicago.-Five aldermen started
out to trail down all the varieties of
needless racket which they found con
stitute the Chicago din. They are
members of the "noise committee' of
the council and each was appointed to
assignment to investigatealist of noise.
producers, study them and endeavor
to find means of abolishing them or
reducing them to a minimum. They
will report when the mayor and his
cabinet will be invited to aid in formu
leting a campaign to quash the indict
ment of Chicago as the "noisest city
in the world."
Labor Leader Sentenced.
Worcester, Mass.-Jos. M. Coldwell,
who was in charge of the strike at
the plant of the Draper Company at
Hopedale, was found guilty of utter
ing menaces and threatening speeches,
and sentenced to three months in the
house of correction. Coldwell was the
candidate for treasurer on the Social
ist state ticket in 1911.
McCombs May Accept Post.
Washington. - William McCombs,
chairman of the Democratic National
Committee, may yet be ambasador
E to: France, it is said. Though Mr. Mc
StCombs has twice declined the post.
the president has not abandoned hop?
of h!s acceptance and it is known Mr.
. Wilron is holding the position open
Tennessee Wan's Money.
, New York.--Governor Hooper of
v Tennesse an I other state officials who
are in New Yocrk endeavoring to raise
S'he finances for refunding sate londs
e maturing July 1, were advised by New
York bankers that the best thing to
d do at this time would be to have the
a Tennessee legislature authorize an is
n sue of shot - erm securities, bearing
interest up to 5 per cent and running
1. a year or 18 months. The state is ad
c. vertising for bids for an $11,000,000
islue of 4 per cent 40-year bonds.
Texas Editor Dead.
of Mansfield, O.-John Hodges, editor
l of the Galveston News for more than
e 20 years, was found dead in a hotel
< here. Death was due to heart trouble.
Ly Mr. Hedges had resigned his Galve
ton positi on o account of ill health
and was on his way to Mansfield to
, visit his two daughters. Mr. Hodges
Swa born in this city 50 years ago.
SHe became editor of the Fort Worth
. Gasetts. From these he went to Gal
.a Imves ad became manaclg et,
et the News
CI C0VER ERROR
IN INCOME TAX
DATED FROM JANUARY 1, 1913, 35 tl
FORE AMENDMENT WAS RATI- a
FIED BY THE STATES. p
Western Neweasser UnItem New Servies
Washington.-Before the Senate
acts on the Underwood tariff bill the tl
income tax section will be amended to b
remedy a defect which it was discov- c
ered would make the measure uncon- I
stitutional. When the framers of the a
income tax provision fixed January 1, 1
1913, as the date from which to can. c
pute incomes for taxation they ovae
looked the fact that qe constitutt
amendment adthoristln ai income tax
was hot proclaimed as ratified until t
February 25, 1912. r
This fact was brought to the atten- I
tion of the Senate Finance Subcommit
tee, which has the income tax under
consideration, and an amendment
probably will be drafted at once.
Aside from the constitutional defect,
arguments have been presented in fa
vor of making the taxable income ac
crue for the first year from July 1 or
later. As far as the constitutional
limitation is concerned it would be
legal to compute incomes for 1913
from March 1.
JOHNSON SENTENCED TO PEN
Negro Champion Gets Year and a Day
in Addition to Fine.
Western Newspaper Union News Service
Chicago. - Jack Johnson, negro
heavyweight champion, was sentenced
to one year and one day in the state
penitentiary at Joliet and fined $1,000
for violation of the Mann "white slave"
Sentence was pronounced on John
son after federal Judge Carpenter had
denied a motion for a new trial. John
son obtained two weeks time In which
to prepare a writ of error and the
bond of $30,000 on which he has been
at liberty since his conviction, was al
lowed to stand.
Half a dozen deputy United States
marshals who had grouped themselves
about Johnson in anticipation of re
sfetance when the prison sentence was
ci'"en. left the room when Judge Car
penter announced that the fighter
would continue temporarily at liberty.
Lee's Address Sold for $425.00.
Philadelphia.-The original copy of
Pobert E. Lee's farewell address to
his army at Appomattox was sold for
$425 at the sale of the collection of
autographs and manuserips of the late
John Mills Hale, of Phillipsburg, Pa.
Washington.--t is probable that
members of 'he Arkansas congression
a! delegation will oppose the plan to
create a 100 000-acre government game
r reserve in Montgomery county. Ark
ensas. as has been tentatively favored
by President Wilson. The question
1 of creating this immense game pre
serve has hewn referred to the Den'rt
ment of Agri, ullure for a report. There
is a feeling a-non-r several members of
,the Arkansas delegation that the gov
- rnment fore st reserves In Arkansas
D should be disposed of rather than in
r San Francisco.-With the election
a of an Executive Board, the Brother.
I hood of Railway Trainmen concluded
' Its most important business and set
Sthe choice of a eonventlon city tn 1914
next on the calendar. Those named
on the Executive Committee are: Jo
seph W. Rhodes. Toledo; J. . Pow
Sors, Oaksand, CaL;: A. W. eners, OCes'
I. ng, N. Y., all r.electd; sad A. W lks
SOren Bay, W , and Robeert WinlQ,
NEWS OF TKE STATE Al
UNDER CLASSMEN HAZE SENIORS.
ONE SHOT AND ANOTHER
CUT WITH KNIFE.
SHOOTING WAS ACCIDENTAL
Affair Regretted by Students and Fac- a
ulty of Centenary College-Eve
Western Newspanr Uninon News rSorle.
Shreveport.-As a result of an effort
of the lower classmen to haze someug
or the Centenary College seniors by
shaving off their hair, Paul M. Brown,
Jr., son of Presiding Elder Brown, of
this district of the Methodist church. cl
is in a sanitarium with one hip severly
injured and I. D. Robertsan has a
slight knife wound in the leg.
Brown, an under classman, was shot
accidentally by E. L. Whittington, a
senor, of Whittington, La., but it is
not know positively who assaulted
Robertson, also a senior.
Whittingston and Robertsan, presu
mably enveighed, went to a nearby tl
park for some ice. En route back to
the college they were waylaid by eight
or ten lower classmen bent on hazing.
The noise attaracted a member of the
faculty, who dispersed them. it
Half an hour later Whittington, n
missing his pocket-book, borrowed a 11
revolver, and, accompanied by Robert- P
son, returned to the campus to search P
for the pocket book.
They were again confronted by un
der classmen. In an effort to frighten
them off Whittington fired the pistol
into the ground. The bullet hit Brown, e
who is not seriously hurt.
The faculty and student body deeply i
regret the affair, which occurred on
the eve of commencement exercises,
which opened with the senior class
To Hold Road Tax Election.
Coushatta.-A good roads meeting
e was held here under the auspices of
e the Police Jury. Addresses were made
o by W. E. Atkinson, of New Orleans,
r- connected with the State Board of
I- Highway engineers; Judge J. C. Pugh,
e of Shreveport, and W. M. Hunter, J. C
i. Marston and Dummond Christopher,
- citizens of the parish. Two elections
t are to be held on June 17, one on a
T rota a parish-wide
i v7mlIl road tax for five years, and
II the other to vote an additional five
mill road tax for five years in Ward
1- Four, Five and Six, the three river
it Killed by Kick.
Plaquemine.-Mary Agnes Danos,
t, daughter of Dr. Danos, aged 2 1-2
I- years, was kicked by a horse in the
e- yard and was instantly killed.
il Grant Assessment Over $4,000,000.
Colfax.-The Grant parish policl
3 jury met and accepted the assessment
as filed by Assessor E. S. Murrell.
The figures for Grant parish will ex
Two Cars of Potatoes Sold.
Dodson.-The first two carloads of
new potatoes from this section this
season were shipped from here by the
Winn Parish Truckers' Association.
r The price received was 65c per bushel.
"d the two cars containing about 800
Chicken Thief Shot.
Donaldsonville.-Elma Casimir, a 12
n- year-old negro girl, was shot in the
Ld calf of the right leg at while stealing
Schickens from a coop in the yard of
:h F. H. Bellow*as residence in Church
Bankers Under Bost.
Franklington. - Houston D. Blck
esman, president, and W. E. Douglas,
director, ot the Commercial Bank cf
Bogalusa are under bond cihrge'i
as with rece(ving depoits after know
Ir ng the bank was insolvent. The
er Commercial Bank, the Angle Bank and
' the Mount Herman Bank wera ordered
closed last week by the bank inspect
to Youths Stealing Ride Arrested.
or Crowley.-Caught riding on top of a
of passenger coach on the Southern Pa
te cific, two Lto.s giving their names as
a. Henry Johnson and John Jackson,
aged 18 and 19. respectively, wer
at n-res'ed here. Their h nes are at
SMleridlan, Miss. They will be detained
to here about thirty days.
S Foreman Crushed by Logs.
S Lake Charles.-When the cars on
Sthe road of the Krause-Managan .u!n
rber C'omnpany 'ram train were deraile
at Phillips Bluff Edward A. Materne,
Swoods foreman of the company. and
cne of the best-known log men In
a the country, was killed. He was rk.
n; on one of the cars, and was crush
'd by the heavy logs.
Candidates for Naval Academy.
Washing on.-Representative Asweli
,ras appointed the following young men
to take the competivte examination
ld in. Baton Rouge and Shreve.
et sort for appointment to the Naval
)1d Aeademy at Annapolls: Charles N.
ted Pressburg, Lecompte; Page N. Ruddle,
Jo Alexandria; Graham Stuckey, Boyce:
iv Maxwell 8. Lewis, Dodson; George B.
S 3taples, Alexandria; Clyde C. Durham,
Winnfleld. The two candidates who
make the highest grades in the exarml
eatlom will recelve the appointmeata
TO CHANGE ORGANIZATION
Alumni Association to Be Formed of
Schools and Colleges of University.
il:' ton lHouit. . --'h p:lan of or. anr,
7alion of tihe I.onianmla S;itate l'i\t' r
sit. Alulnll! So ic it is to iew changetl
Aliumni associattoics are to be form
-ed out of the d:ff.rl'lt schools and
col!eges that conmos.- the university.
An anendment to th,. ('uo:i" ut lon of
ihe so :'t) hitukil: th ts :ha: tL w:"
adopt'-d at the meeting last eek. Lo
There will be the Agricultural ('olleL
Alumni Association, the Law Depart
n;en Alumni As~oei'tion. 'Teaachers
Colieha, Alumni Asociation. E:nmineer- the
iug (college Alumni Association and rot
the Sugar School Alumni Asso:lion. er
The different associatlions M\ill :.ffitl- La
ate with and the individual mtinmber t r
will compose the general alumnzi as- ant
The idea of this plan is to bring for
closer those who did work in thoe s'-am
Robert Pleasant, attorney general of Io
the state, was unanimously re-electedl at
president, and (olonel A. T. Prescott en
was re-elected secretary-treasurer Sa
by the board of managers of the Alum- at
nil Association. Nominations were
made for the different school alumni col
associations, but the election is left to
the membership. a
To Raise Assessments on Animals.
Franklinton.-The Washington par- juc
ish police jury is reviewing the assess- ni
ment roll. It is its purpose to raise sP
the assessment on cows from x6 to $8 co
per head, and on oxen from $30 to $40 Le
per yoke. an
Pet Dogs Being Killed. (:1
Lake Charles.-More than a dozen G<
very valuable dogs have been poison- su
ed and killed here during the past 10 Cl
days. It is believed that the man who al
is doing this work is the same indi- Al
vidual who killed more than 50 pet wi
and valuable dogs during the winter
months of last year. The city officials ha
are of the opinion that they can place et
their hands on the man who is doing to
this work, but are waiting until they
secure conclusive evidence. ti
Principal Sues Board. ci
St. Martinville.-Prof. J. C. Rice, for. si
merly principal of the Breaux Bridge
High School, who was dismissed by d
the School Board April 5 for alleged cl
insubordination, has filed suit against l1
the board through his lawyer for his it
salary, damages and costs of court, all
amouutig to $1,:00.
Working Convicts. of
Lafayette.-Police jurjors Broussard C
and Gerac started a gang of 10 parish f
covlcts on the public roads. These J'
are the first prisoners used in Lafay- el
ette under the present system. They n
2 will be worked in the Third ward to e
e uproot trees and stumps preparatory t
to the building of a model dirt road
from this city to the parish line on
the Lafayette-Breaux bridge road. The
ccnstruc'icn will be done with a trac- is
tion engine bought some time ago by I,
t the parish. A1
Planting Pecan Trees. w
Amite City.-George Patt rson. one 1t
of Tangipahoa's progressive farmers. at
has branched out into a new line, and a
intends to show the people of this sec
s tion the possiLlities of Tanglapahoa's
° soil for the raising of pecans. He has
' stated his intentions of planting 20 p
acres of fine pecan trees near Kent- aI
0 wood, in the northern end of the par- AI
ih, which he figures, will cost him in R
the neight orhood of $1,000. B
Appointments by Go-,rnor. ti
e Baton Rouge.-Governor Hall Issued t
the followine commissions: Members d
of the LoulPiena State Board of Veteri- t
nary Medical Examiners, Dr. J. Arthur ,
Goodwin, of New Iberia, vice himself, '
trrm expired; Dr. Frank J. Douglass, c
New Orleans, vice Dr. E. A. Whit-, r
. oLrm e, pired: Dr. Josenh L. Drex.er.
5. Thlbodeaux, vice himself, term expir- p
i .f ri r '- P F'ower. Paton Roug", ,
1 vice himself, term expired. The gov- r
r- ernor named H. D. Pierce, at large,
e vice Edward Everett, term e-pired,
d and J. S. At'.inson. of the Fourth Dis
d trict, vice C. E. Perroncell. as mem
:t- hers of the board of trustees of the
Louisiana Industrial Institute at Rus
a Seed Secured by Aswell.
'a- Wahin"on. - Before Republican
as representatlves who were defealrd a: 1
in the polls In the last congresional
r" elections ,urrendere t th'ir sents to
at :err-°rP's t"'v osecured prnlet!,'y all
ed the iarden seed available for free dis
triutlon fer the next ve: r at the Dl
partment cf Arrlcultu-e, and sent th7
seed to t'I ir elitueit.'t . VWhcn Roe
n rescnta'ive Aswell recently applied fo
n-. p ,d c:, the dlr -rtment he wls inform
e cd there was none. Not dauntedl by
e. this failure. Mr. Aswell Intereqted
nd Philadelphia seedhouse, In the matter
in Iand the Philadelphia firm s ipilied Mr
Ic- Aswell with enoueh vegetable seed
it- for 350 families and 600 pounds o.
Snowden's Ofice to Be Moved.
ell Paton Rcure.--'I he headquarters of
en Mason Snowden, of the United States
Ion Farm Co-operative Demonstration
-e Work for Louisiansa. will be moved this
ami month from Shreveport to Baton
N. Rouge, under the direction of the Unit.
le, I ed States Department of Agriculture.
le: I The purpose is to place the demons .
B. tion work in closer touch with th(
m, operative work that is done by
rho State University authorities. Mr
l i. Snowden will have hiM headuarter
t : in the university.
POSITIONS FOR GRADUATES
Louisiana University Men Fill Many
WetIterl Newspaper I',i on News Service.
lhaton Rou'e --There have come to
the Iouisiana State I 'niversity an
tounfcenlents of appointmcnts of form
er students of this university. J. L.
La Salle, of the class of 9l0S, who was
assistant in pyhsics during 1909-1910.
and was appointed instructor in phy
sics at the Plnnsylvania State College
for 1910-1911, and made assistant pro
f.ssor of physics for 1911,191.' at the
I'niversity of Manila, has just been ap
pointed associate profe ssor of physics
at the Pennsylvania State College, to
enter his duties next fall. Mr. La
Salle shortly takes his o;octor's degree
at the University of Chicago.
Coincident with this appointment
comes that of Thomas S. Sligh, B. ..
Louisiana State University, 1911. as
assistant in physics at Pennsylvania
France c'larence, of Mauritius, has
just received notice of his appoint
nent by the British Parliament, as
special commissioner to investigate
conditions in the sugar industry in
Louisiana, Cuba, Porto Rico. Europe
and Java. This trip will take about
one year. Upon its conclusion Mr.
Clarence will represent the British
Government in the organization of the
sugar industry in Maritus. Mr.
p Clarence's appoinmtent was condition
al on his receiving tLe diploma of the
Audubon Sugar School. He graduates
with honors in the class of 1913.
F. L. Elliott, of the class of 1909.
has been made assistant professor of
chemistry at the Mississippi Agricul
tural and Mechanical College.
F. A. Lopez, who graduates in chem
Ical engineering in the class of 1913.
has been elected assistant professor of
chemistry and physics at the Univer
sity of Porto Rico.
E. D. Colon, who graduates in the
college of arts and sciences in the
class of 1913, has been offered a simi
t lar position, but has not yet accepted
New Mayer of laton Re`g".s
Baton Rouge.-At a regular meeting
of the city council Councilman
Grouchy, Jr., was elected mayor, to
fill the unexpired term of the late
Jules Roux, Captain O. B. Steele was
elected councilman for the Second
Ward to fill the vacancy caused by the
p election of Councilman Grouchy to the
D Levee Work Being Pushed.
Baton Rouge.-Work on the levees
is being pushed wherever it is possible
V in the state at this time, according to
Major Frank M. Kerr, chief engineer
of the State Board of Engineers, who
was in Baton Rouge. He came to at
e tend the alumni meeting of the I~oulsi
t. ana State University, of which he is
d a graduate.
s Want Birth Registry.
s Lake Charles.-Dr. Fred J. Mayer,
0 rresident of the State Medical Society,
- attended the session of the Calcasieu
i Medical Society and appeared with Dr.
1 Kreeger, chairman of the Lake Charles
Board of Health, before the police
jury immediately after its reorganiza
tion. Dr. Mayer stated that he had
d been requested by Dr. Dowling, presl
0 dent of the State Board of Health, to
1 take up the matter of vital statistics
It with the Calcasieu police jury; that
. the state hoard of health had a a re
. cent session made provision for secor
inm death certificates, and that he waa
rnow asking the co-operation of the
r- parishes In securing birth statistics,
and for that purpose he asked sn n
V rual appropriation of three-fourths of
e c cent for each inhabitant
His'orlc Place Sold.
SThihodatlux.--eidmond .lareuette pur
t chased the property corner Jackson
8- and St. Bridget streets from Mrs. F.
I!offman and others for $5.000. The
place has many historic connections.
It was in this place that Henry Clay,
tn when candidate for president of the
a Innitel Statcs, on a trip to this town.
ii waS given a big reception. A danc:
to end 1anquet was given in the building
ll on this property, as well as an en
1 tertainment on grounds surrounding.
h Boll Weevils Are Feared.
Tafayette.-PFarmers all over the
o parish report the boll weevil's pres
m ence in great numbers. The pest is
b es,~eclally troublesome in places near
woods. F. E. Darty and John Whli
er tington are among those reporting the
Ir weevil. The prairie sections are not
d yet affected by the destructive insect,
0. and farmers there are hopeful of mak
ing good crops despite the pest.
Weevils Over the Parish.
of Baton Rouge.--"The boll weevil is
tes over the parish," naid A. A. Morrow, of
ion the United States Parm Demcnstra
his tion Work, who returned to Baton
ten Rouge after a tour of the cotton see
alt- tions of East Baton Rouge. "I found
Ire. the weevil In a good many fields," he
continued, "but if the farmer starts
a fight now and keeps It up, picking
the weeills off the leaves, he will win,
and will be able to raise a good e'
ms rop. If the weevils are notpd
'he fight will be lMst"