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THE MADISON JOURNAL.
REE BROS., Publishers TALLULAH, MADISON PARISH, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 1913 NEW SERIES--VOI.
R WILSON AND GOV.
NT OFFICERS HOLD
TO TAKE A REST
- Huerta Abdicating Is
per i'ninn News Servlce
- Ambassador Henry
summoned from Mexico
the Washington admin
conditions in the rebel
blic, talked for an hour
Wilscn and Secretary
itted chiefly a recommen
the l'nite(d ,4:tte; s I1±e its
-o stabalize the ilurrta re
was evoli ed--at least
annoulced-b-ut it became
the president's.idea and
bmbassador Wilson as to the
be pursued are so radically
that administration officials
the day's developments as
the acceptance of Ambassa
sit is concerned over the
of any policy adopted by the
countries, and is dis
os strengthen a government
IhOs power through the ques
Serets incident to Madero's
Wilson, on the other
dhiposed to look at the situa
t em past events, but with,
idea of the future. He
It It the business of govern
obek to the future, and his
have been in the direction
recognition to the Huer
t if it did certdn things
American interests. The
from a diplomatic stand
Saiataining in Mexicy City
a who would not be
with the purpose of the
have practically convineced
t that the embassy in
C(l would better be conduct
p resent by Nelson O'Shaugh
at secetary, reputed here
of a new ambassa
be eontingent upon the es
at a satisfactory govern.
City. Meanwhile the
rest for a few days, as hd
nlkeritg under a nervous
"e chtef officers of the
government were debating
ef the situation it became
a movement was on foot
eventually spare them the
of offering mediation or any
of interference in Mexican
which the national pride
eontemplates a repetition
by which Dinas abdicat
of a provisional president
to both factions in the re
him. Prominent Mexicans
are Interested in the idea
Lnformed Secretary Bryan
government would re
any policy of mediation, at
the present, they felt confi
blriging about an understand
the warring forces look
a peaceful solution of po
May Get Hospital.
i, Ohio.--Prom statements
ithe first day's sessilon of the
S-adge of the Loyal Order of
of the World which met here,
Smee that Arkansas in gen
SHot 8prings in prticular,
to receive more than passing
a t the hands of this order,
world-.famous spa of that state
itsa fight for the establishment
U fe in Rescue Attempt
. O.--oarlton Truman of
w- ws drowned in Congress
&r here and his flnancee, Miss
iiMen of Canton also lost lier
8 aha effort to ave him.
on.-Senator Bacon of Geor.
the oath as the first United
Mastor elected by direct vote
A erica Is Champion.
n, Eng.-World supremacy
teais rests with the United
the struggle for the Dwight
trophy, emblematic of the
n the Wlmbledon courts in a
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FOREIGN DIPLOMATS AT SARATOGA
Though there has been some complaint among society folk that Newport is becoming too much frequented
by "the common people," many of the foreign diplomats stationed at Washington still find it to their Ii' ing.
In the photograph, at the left, is Count von Bernatoriff German ambassador, motoring with his secretat. in
the center, Count Bsakhmetleff, ambassador from Russia, and on the right Senor Gayangas, the Spanish minis
tr. and hi wife.
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PRESIDENT CALLS WINGO
Arkansas Congressman Supporting
Washington.-That President Wil
son is much exercised as to the out
come of currency legislation at this
session of Congress,. became apparent
when Congressman Wingo of Arkansas
was summoned to the White House
to discuss the situation with the presi
The critical situation in the house
Committee on Banking and Currency
has been further intesiflied by the re
port that Chairman Glam has thrown
up his hands and despaired of getting
the committee to agree upon the ad
ministration measure. Chairman Glass
didplayed great indifference when the
committee met, and it was with a view
to saving the administration bill that
President Wilson sent for Congress
man Wingo. Under the leadership of
Mr. Wingo, the Banking and Currency
Committee has agreed to several
amendments that were objectionable
to Chairman Glass, and Mr. Glass has
made no effort to hide the fact that
he is "peeved."
TO FIGHT POSTAL CHANGE
Burleson's Action in Reducing Rates
Objectionable to Some.
Washington.-Should the . Senate
Postoffiee Committee approve the or
der issued by Postmaster General Bur
leson, reducing parcel post rates and
increasing the size of packages to be
carried after August 15, the issue will
be fought out on the floor of the Sen
ate. Senator Bryan, who is leading
the opposition to its approval, made
Postmaster General Burleson ap
peared before the Senate Postoffice
Committee and explained the proposed
changes in detail, which he declared
would be profitable to the government.
Little was said about the power of
the postmaster general to make the
proposed changes, but Senator Bryan
will urge a favorable report on his
bill to repeal the authority of the
postmaster general to make changes
of the nature in question. He will be
supported by Senator Bristow and op
posed by Senators Hoke Smith, Span
son and Chilton.
National Forest Fund.
Washlngton.-A circular just issued
by the Forest Service calls attention
to the various laws under which more
than one-thord of all National Forest
recepits go to the benefit of the states,
in which the forests are situated for
schools and roads. In 191$ the amount
of money thus made available for
state purposes totaled about $750,
000. The report does not show the
amounts due from the receipts of the
fiscal year ended June 30, 1913. In
cluding these, the states' share of Na
tional Forest funds since the laws
were passed hib aggregated over $3,
Off!ces to Become Depositories.
Washblngton.-On September 2 every
presidential postoffice in the United
States will become a postal savings
depository. At that time 174 presi.
dential postoffices will be added to
the list by an order just issued by
Postmaster General Burleson. The
offices to have the new service In
clude one of the first class, 13 of the
second class and 160 of the third class.
The following are newly designated
offices in Arkansas: Danville and Hut
To Form TNr-State Orgaiastion.
Memphis.-Memphis will be called
upon to entertain fully 2,000 traveling
men from Arkansas and Missisppl and
Tennessee Septemher 27, when an af
fllating amociation will be formed
from the three states to advance laws
of benefit to wholesalers, hotelkeepers
and the traveltg men. L. Alexander,
identified with the Mississippi Trave-l.
erma' Amoelatlo, was in Memphis en
rangmg with the mnagem.mt of the
Trt-State tir for a travelag m'e
OVER BOLL WEEVIL
SOUTHERN SENATORS AND CON
GRE88MEN TALK OVER PLANS
Western Newspaper Lnion News Service.
Washington, D. C.-Senator Robin
son, accompanied by Congressman
Taylor, Wingo and Goodwin, whose
d!strlcts are leargely infested with
cotton boll weevil, attended a confer
ence with Secretary of Agriculture
Houston and a number of senators
and representatives from the cotton
The conference was called to con
sider the best meats of checking the
further ravages of the weevil.
It appears that the weevil eatered
Texas, probably from Mexico, about
1892. During the'8s years that have
elapsed notwithstanding the govern
ment has expended several hundred
thousand dollars in investigation to
discover some means of destroying it.
this pest has steadily advanced. In
1893 It was confined to a small terri
tory in southeastern Texas. In 1903
two-thirds of Texas had been covered
and a small portion of western Louisi
aia. In 1911 the boll weevil had ex
tended to practically three-fourths of
the entire cotton growing area, em
bracing Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma,
Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and
Florida. In 1912 it was driven back
in all the states save Alabama and
Florida, where still further aggres
sions were made.
It developed at the hearings that
the department thinks the subject has
been exhausted from a scientific stand
point so far as investigations are con
cerned and the principal work to be
done in the future must be accomplish
ed by extending farm demonstration
work. Mr. Pierce, who is at the head
of this service in the Department of
Agriculture, thinks that the boll wee
vil can be driven out of the United
States by the expenditure of about
$25,000,000 per year. This would con
template the establishment of a non
production zone, where no cotton what
ever shall be produced for the next
Senator.Robinson expressed a doubt
as to the practicability of this plan
and indicated a preference for the ex
tension of farm demonstration work!
He probably will introduce a bill look
ing toward this end.
Four Die In Skirmish.
Charleston,. W. Va.-Four men were
killed in a short battle between strik
ing miners and watchmen employed by
the Wakdforest Coal Company at
Cabin Creek, the scene of much rioting
and bloodshed since the coal srrike
troubles bepn in April, 1911.
Daniels Says Women Will Vote.
San Francisco.-Secretary of the
Navy Josephus Daniels told the women
of the San Francisco Civil League that
whatever the opinion of individuals
about the wisdom of woman suffrage.
"we may as well get ready for the
invettable, for women are going to
vote. Only last month." he continued,
"Illinois gave them the ballot for all
except constitutional officers and the
present generation will witness com
plete woman suffrage in every state
in the union.
Washington.-Major Beecher B. Ray
of the army pay corps applied to the
district Supreme Court to enjoin Sec
retary Garrison from certifying to the
president for promotion of any other
officer who thus would be jumped
over him. Attorney General McRey
nolds recently held that the president
is not comapelled to promote Ray, al
thmlgh he s In line under the senlor
ity rla. A committee of the last Co-.
grem investigated charges at Bay's
allegd pptieai ativlrea ad as -
ilvusat diselhed demrite ins- t
MAKE DEMAND ON MEXICO
U. S. Government Orders Prisoners Re
leased and Soldiers Punished.
Western Newspaper IUnion News Service.
Washington. - Strong representa
tions, the most drastic in phraseology
that have been made since the pres
cnt American administration came
into power, were made to the Huerta
government In Mexico.
The United States government de
mands not only the prompt arrest.
court martial and punishment of the
Meaican federal soldiers who shot
Charles B. Dixon, an American im
migration officials at Juarez, Mex.,
but the immediate release of Charles
Bissell and Bernard McDonald, mining
managers, imprisoned by federal sol
diers at Chihuahua City and said to
be threatened with execution.
So serious were these incidents re
garded in official circles that they
overshadowed largely the theoretical
cdAsideration of the policy which the
visit of Ambassador Henry Lane Wil
son has brought to a climax. The am
bassador himself was so exercised over
the developments in Mexico that he
dictated two strong telegrams, one to
the embassy at Mexico City and the
other to the American consul at Jua
rez, and while Secretary Bryan slight
ly modified their tone, they were ap
proved and promptly dispatched.
The demand that the soldiers at
Juarez be court martialed and that the
guilty be punished is a more pointed
request than has hitherto been voiced
by the American government. Al
though McDonald, who Is Bissel's fel
low prisoner as Chihuahua, is reported
to be an English subject, the demand
for protection covered both individuals
and the American consul at Chihuahua
vas ordered to go the extreme of
precaution to prevent harm from be
falling the two mining men.
Negroes Cut Off Man's Head.
Paul's Valley, Okla.-Three negroes
held A. G. Arrington, a white man near
Hennepin, Okla., while Sanders Fran
Sln, a negro severed Arringson's head
from his body. The negro used a razor.
Arrington was selling watermelogs at
a negro picnic the negroes purchased a
melon from him and disputed the price
Arrington ran. He was pursued by the
negroes and caught a quarter of a mile
down the road. A posse is searching
for the negroes.
Outrages by Turkish Troops.
Constantinople. - Trustworthy re
ports of appalling masacres and devas
tation of Turkish irregular troops
come from districts in Thrace which
the Turks are reoccupying. The coun
try about Matagara, northeast of Gal
lipoli. according to reports, has been
converted into a human slaughter
house. Bulgarians pillaged and burn
ed Moslem villages and massacred
their Inhabitants, and now the Turks
are wreaking dreadful vengeance upon
the Christian villages which the Bul
Professional Diver Drowns.
St. Louis.-Within view of thoue
Sands of spectators. Oscar B. Stuber,
a professional diver, leaped from the
* center span of the unfinished free
bridge into the Mississippi river and
A was drowned. His body never reap
peared after the 100-foot plunge. Stu
ber had twice successfully dived from
the Eads bridge into the Missisippl.
He undertook the performance on a
$ 875 wager. It is believed the force
with which he struck the water ren
dered him unconscious.
Start Move to Defeat Congressmen.
McAlester, Okla.-A movement has
Sbeen started here with the object of
defeating every member of the Okla
Shoma delegation in Congress who en
dorsed Adam . Patterson, a negro
Sof Muaskogee, Okla., for the position of
register of the treasury to replace
SJames C. Napier, a Tennessee negro.
The promoters of the plan will make a
state-wide appeal to Democrats to join
la preventing the re-nomination of
Senator 'ore and the congressman
who supportad Patcrscn.
NEWS OF LOUISIANA
COMMISSIONER AND FORMER OF
FICIAL MUST SERVE OUT
GOVERNOR DECLINES TO ACT
Refuses Reprieve So Men Enter Upon
60 Day Sentences at Once-May
Ihstitute Civil Cases.
W1estern Newsar.. .,r. NA aS , C Ir.r ,
Baton Roug.. - , n. i rc r tia:: ih c li:
ed to issue a r lprite to sta tllh Jaiic
sentence of sixty d:.ýs a,IISIt I:. O.
iBruner. commissioncr or agriciultur
and immigration, iand I. I. lai!nigar.
forli, state chtillrst. The two in ,n!
Ie gan theitr , 'tl ai<i s flmiw l
I:tir pleas of euilty to crutititallt thtli
ing Dr. W'. Rt. DIodson. dirtvcor olf It
I.ouisiana State Parin E xpterimnent Sta
A deterlmliined '*afort n' as !mai I y
the friends of C'olmminssioner Itru-tner
and Mr. Halligan to have t;overnor
Hall grant a reprieve until the StatI
Board of Pardcons couild act on thi.
case. As the State Poard of Pardons
does not meet un;il November it
meant that there would be a stay of
execution of the court's sentence until
As the rMen had confessed, District
Attorney Holcombe had declined to
recommend to the governor that a re
prieve be granted.
The sentence upon the two was $200
fine and Go days in jail each and the
costs of the court, which will amount
to nearly as much as the fines, if not
There is the possibility of civil suits
following the plea of the two that
they libeled Dr. Dodson, Justin Das
pit, attorney for Dr. Dodson, is known
to be looking into this phase of the
E. O. Bruner, as commissioner of
t griculture and immigration, occupy
ing a cell in the parish jail. will be
the first state official who within the
recent history of the state was ever
sent to Jail for violation of a law.
TO CONSTRUCT LEVEE
Joint Meeting of Levee Boards Passes
e Western Newssaoer Union News Servle.
Donaldsonrllle. - The semiannual
joint meeting of the Lafourche an-i
r Atchafalaya Levee Boards was held
a here. A resolution was adopted to the
effect that the new levee across the
a Bayou Lafourche dam as recommended
by the State Board of Engineers, be
constructed under their direction and
plans and paid for from funds appor
tioned to the two levee boards from
t the general engineering fund of the
e state. This leaves to the discretion of
I the State Board of Engineers the loca
I tion of the levee and all matters ap
pertaining to its construction.
In the event ' eks rre constructed
to replace the (i.nm, they will probably
not be located in the bed of Bayou
Lafourche, hence the new lever will
be,permanent work. Its construction
will be proceeded with in the near
Welsh.-The committee appointed at
a mass meeting three weeks ago for
the purpose of revising the taxes of
r this corporation, in order to be able
to float bonds for the erection of a
I water plant, has completed its work
and submitted its report to the Parish
t Police Jury for ratification, aft er
i which further steps will be taken to
a wards calling the election for the
Governor Hall Appoints Board.
New Orleans.-Governor Luther E.
Hall, beforeleaving for Baton Roug-*
last week completed the personnel of
tile Dock Board by appoin:ing Robert
G. Guerard and Edward Alvis to the
vacant positions. Both men have ac
c Cpted the positions. The announce
mrient of the appointments was extect
ed by the general public, and during
he past few days the question of Mir.
Alvis' appointment seemed settled, al
though that of Mr. Guerard came as a
Ssurprise. There were numerous names
suggested for the positions. but it was
a question as to who would meet all
Author of Kidnapping Bill Dead.
Greensburg.-Burges T. Young. of
i Liverpool, this parish, died at his
Shome very suddenly. He claimed that
e he was bitten by a spider and that It
Saffected his heart, but physIcians from
d Kentwood who attended him were not
-crtain what the trouble was. .1r.
- Young had been a prominent figure
t in this parish for many years. He was
I. twice elected representative from this
a parish and made a good record. nr,
e was author of the bill making kidnaLr
I- ping a capital crime, besides man"
other important measures.
= New School for Doyle.
* Doyle.-A special 5-mill tax for five
I years having recently been voted here
. for a new schoolhouse, the parish
-. school directors have appointed a com
. mittee to select a site and take steps
I for purchase.
S Chsrbon Still Prevalent.
I, foyle.-Cha.'on is still! prevalent
r throuz-hout HIth ':ecticn. One man in
f this village hbs lost twelve oxea and
a one mnle and many others in the sur
sounding country have lost as heavily.
(0 TAX BAu CU ITUN DALES
Planters and Ginners Notified--Sze of
Bale 27x54 Inches.
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itn fir t - i ,l , tnn'itl :, ,plin~ ers and;ll
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t hr r n t.:,: r . " lr iai will .'
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POSSI ILh.ITIES OF AN ACRE
tLouisiana Ian S-hws ' hat Can Bei
i Done .n This State.
hWestrn NS-reir r :ltIn Nc :'s -rvlc
nlafayette. : on-hanf a-re- ii tat
village lof stlherlt oo .1. .Klit. o. the
ing, in luxurious pro"fusit.n, rodttcit i of,
the soil, varying fromt fiis. a tropical I
fruit, to cabbage a ve '-It ltle ordi aril t
of the dcreon ofariefarier regions of the North.
Probably nowhere( else in tile 'nited
States can these tio artic-ls froi,
Loatureisiana manuctoryws be foCaund on
ing side by side, surrounded by such
other varying crThis grapest pecans.
oranges, peaches, plums, pears, pota
toes Irish and sweet, horse radishes,
tcmatoes, peas and other common gar
den products as are here produced.
villhat r. Kolitz has done on this
small plan indicates the possiblities
of the soil, varyie has obtained these ropicale
suit, in his leisure moments, yet sur
rounding Estherwood are many farmo
ers who are buying almost all of the
products he finds so easy to raise.
Prom his store he sells every day
hundreds of cans of these two arious rti
cles above mentioned, which the
farmer could, and had he the training
and a proftable maory et would grow
foranges, peaches, plums, pears, pothimself.
RAILROAD HAS TROUBLES
Employers Want ay sweet, horse Back Servies.
May Walk Out.
Western , peas and otherr ni ommon w
hren eport.-t ias are hereported from
Homer that reKolsident . W. Hdonter, of
the soil. ian and Northwestern Rail
road Company, has returned to nts, et sur-t.
Louis, after the rejecton of a propo
ersition made to the employesa of the
company, who have not received ay
for a number of months. The r hops
at Homer have been closed and the
employes are demanding l pay Servicen
arrears for work before again resum
ing their duties. As previously report
ed, enginemen and condu tors are nct
satisfied with conditions, and they,
too, re threatening a walkported frot.
President Hunter, it is reported, of
fers the shopmen and other employes
rne month's pay. This they refused to
accept. It is reported that unless a
settlement is made the road will be
thrown into the hands of a receiver.
The road runs from not rceil, Ar, to
for atchtoches. The general offices are
located a Homer.
New Organization Formed.
mpelshoyes-At a mass meeting held at
R S. (Ireer, Welsh organized a chasum
ber of commerce with 35 members and
pledged co-operation to the lafayette
body in the "get together" movementu
Ihe first officers are: Dr. J. H. ('ooper,
president; E. H. Bolunterg, W. B. abbert,
L. E. Robinson. R. M. Gray, S. 0.
Scroggins and E. C. ilard, vice ployesi
dent; J. Alfred Martin, treasurer; C.
ac Co, secretary ted that unless a.
Mill Clcees, 30C Men Out of Work.
Rayville.-The Richland Parish Lum
ber Company's harde the rwood mill here
closed down and will not resume oper.
ation anti January. ThMcNeil, throws out
of employment about 30') laborers, and
will be a hard blow to the business arof
the town, as the mill operatee no rom
miseary and owns no tenant houses,
and this money for livhig expenses has
been going to business people of the
insurance ization Convicted.
Shreveport.-The jury In the case of
W. elsh. anng former mead of the Peld at
can Fire Insurance Company, charged
with embezzlement, acquitted the ac
LoR isville, whose stockni was canceled
by Ianing, who claimed that he
Sthought he was canceling a duplicate
Killed by Falling Tree.
New Orleans.-Will Green, aged 2,
of 1372 Camp street, New Orleans, had
bhis neck, back and one leg broken
when a tree feel on him at Pearl River,
La. He died in fifteen minutesr. He
misjudged the direction the tree would
tfall and ran in the wrong way. GreOen
was at Pearl River for his health.
Rain Damaqes Crops.
W Walker--The rmit here la-t week
Sditl cbahiiearible dauto to 'h crops.
.,Corn, however, is in a good condition.
x ate Capitol
May Be Secretary.
ta lton It'i . t A Watermian,
for(l rt>' edit of t~'i old It olut Iou glK
Tlimes. may "I nam1cd /r i u r tl of the
UnatiIn litn ('hba b r of 1 nmnerce.
','r. a\'it;u r'i,:ln arrived ill !aton IRoiuge
f,,r :, , o(,T1 r C4 , ithi th!i directors of
;,. I I,,,rd Tr le . li alme from
lti'lu i n , i , heit hi is Il .` iaged in
. I:.: '!.itv d!. \ llllo ntrt ir1, a large
Ask for Big Reduction.
I n !lou"o . Siiatoir t Georze ('liDn
(a . '1",,"11':s. nin 'ti!pan), with the
a' ;-.., .. a K. T. Il!ts: in., and the
, _-~ " ;r. Iti. W. Ihthard. ap
S :,r, d h !,"or, lii Itoird of iqualiza-.
ioni L.:ýl I, k I;n 'h;alf iof the people
Al that parmh askinc that a -t) per
(" it I ed(lctioll Is till Il upon the as
se:is(ld va1luatlion of all thi. lands over
flon ed ill that (i tion of Ihe state dur
iln the recent hii;gh Wlat ir.
Appointment by Governor.
;atlon louei.- (overnor Hall ap
pointued Alfred S. Sheppers a member
of the board of trustees of the State
Institute for the Blind. vice C. K. Jolly
term expired. The appointment indl
caltes the early meeting of the board
of trustees for the blind, when, accord
ing to reports, a successor to Walter
Bynum as superintendent will be
named. The governor several weeks
ago sent word to Mr. Bynum asking
for his resignation.
Bond is Received.
t Baton Rouge.-Sam Watson has re
ceived from WasLinrton his blank
bond to be filled out and returned to
the postoffice department, when his
commission as postmaster at Bateon
Rouge will be made out. Mr. Watson
r was advised by Congressman Morgan
that his appointment had been cos
firmed by the Senate of the United
States. Mr. Watson expects to get hls
commission and enter upon his dutles
about August 1.
Fox Hunters to Meet.
Colfax.-The fox hunters of central
Louisiana are arranging for a big meet
at Boyce, begining August 18 a" -.,1
lasting several days. There are lets
of fox and some wolves, plenty ad
water and good camping gounds.
Dies From Peisoling.
Monroe.-Ernest L. Williams a
traveling man, representing a leeal im
plement house, died from the effeets
of ptomaine poison supposed to have
come from eating some canned goods
earlier in the day.
To Close Postoffice.
Washington.- The postofflce at
t Alma, La., has been ordered disoees
tinned August 15.
New School Building Ordered.
Iake Charles-The Calcasleu Parlsh
School Board ordered the new $20,000
high school building erected at Starks.
Put Up 5,000 Cane.
Walker.-The tomato club of the
Walker Agricultural High School has
canned over 5,000 cans of tomatoes
and is still canning. The tomato crop
Arrested for Holdup.
Monroe.-Tom Clark was arrested at
Chentere station, eight miles west of
Mlonroe, charged with being Implicat
ed in the holdup of Illinois Central
passenger train No. 1 near Bateuville,
Miss., on July 4. The arrest was made
by Poetolfflce Inspector J. Allison and
Special Agents J. O. Young and Martin
Quinn, of the Illinois Central detee.
Crops Damaged by Storm.
Abbeviile.-A destructive wind and
rain storm struck this section last
week. The beginning of the storm was
a cloudburst that put six inches of
I rain over this section. The wind laid
I the corn crop flat on the ground. Re
f ports are that at least one-third of the
crop is destroyed. The total damage
Sto 'he rice crop has not been ascer
Stained yet, but early rice Is flat and
r 'amned considerably. Cane is not
damaged other than where the water
will stand on it for several days. Early
cotton was blown down and many
f limbs broken.
SNew Attorney Sworn in.
. hreveport.-Ceorge Whitfleld re
a signed as city attorney of Shreveport,
and took the oath as United States
Sattorney for the Western District of
f Louisiana, succeeding E. H. Randolph,
i resignedl. James M. Poster was unaul
mously chosen city attorney, with a
s salary of $2,400, an increase of $i00
annually. Mr. Jack recommended the
May astablish Stock Farm.
SBaton Rouge.-Thbe establishmet a
a a large stock farm on the Frisco Road,
near Lottle, is a posiblty in the near
e future. J.M. Martin and C. F. Carr. of
I Lncola, Neb., who were in Batols
n Rouge to hold a conference with the
experiment station officiala in regard
to the best cattle to use on a stock
farm, both being prominent l
k cattle business of the West. beWve
m. that Louisiana offers a new and proe
I. Istng field for the raising o Br