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LIST' TO THE LAY,
OF THE OLD SALTS
Tell of Many Strange Happen.
ings on Amazon River.
THROUGH SEA OF RED
Huge Alligator Attacks Ship; Mando
tin Music Lures Whistling Monkey
on Deck; Big Turtles Halt Vessel
and Men Fight Vampire Bats.
New York.-Pipe all hands on deck,
mates, and listen to this gory tale of
the sea. It is the tale of the little
steamer Javary which recently arrived
from a voyage of ".500) miles down the
Captain Alexander Alexander is mas
ter of the Javary and many a trip he
has made up and down the Amazon.
The first mate is G. N. Duff, the sec
ond R. B. Furneaux. and the third. J.
L. Williams. All are familiar with the
waters of the Amazon, its mosquitoes.
its alligators and its blood-sucking
On the second day out. with just
ta whiff of breeze to temper the heat.
the Javary was coming along slowly,
as all ships do in those waters at the
start. Mr. Duff-they call all officers
"Mr." on all well regulated ships-was
on deck. A huge alligator showed his
ugly head above the water near the
riveJ bank, then came with a rush on
to the steamer.
With a bang he hit the Eide of the
ship, and the force of the shock
bounced him back.
Mr. Duff walked forward, looking
over the side, and the alligator fol
lowed him in the water. When they
got to the bow the attacking party
renewed the attack. A kedge anchor
hung over the bow, for in those waters
they have to be ready always to drol
a hook or throw it into the bank tc
warp around a bend. The kedge is
let go by withdrawing a steel pin from
its fastening. Mr. Duff waited until
the alligator was rushing head on at
the bow plates, then pulled the pin.
With an awful bump the hook smash
ed down upon the head of the most
surprised alligator ever seen in the
Third Mate Williams plays the man
dolin. One evening, shortly after the
alligator episode he was on deck, the
vessel being at anchor under the
overhanging foliage of the bank. As
be played he heard a whistling ao
companiment to his playing. He
stopped, puzzled, and the whistling
stopped, too. He played again and the
whistling was resumed. It was eerie
While he was trying to make up his
The Alligator Followed Him in the
mind whether the sound was that of
a mermaid or a banshoe something
fell or Jlumped trom aloft and landed
on his back,
He screamed in terror as a pair of
hairy arms encircled his neck, and
rose to grapple with the "whatever"
It was. Sallors ran to his assistance
and found him tied up with a gibber
fag, Jabberln whistling monkey. It
was a species of the whistllng mon
hey of the Amazon, which had been
oftea beard by those on board and
never before seen.
It was only a few days after this
occurrence that Second Omcer Fur.
eaun, who was on deck, noticed a
most pecullar phenomenon in the wa
tar ahead. The river had suddenly
turned black. The oSelar called the
captain and, by and by, through the
glass they made out an immense
school of tartles. They were thick uas
logs a na Jam in the northwest. The
motor boat had to be lowered and the
turtles shoved off with pikes, Just uas
they handle a log Jam, to make way
for the steamer. The Jam extended
for nearly half a mile.
At Aqulm. Harti, the Javary took on
a deck cargo of dye wood. The net
day it rained and the dye ran oat of
wood, looding the sea with a crimson
ha., so that the ship alppeared to
sal with a sea of blood in her wake.
The deck was stained with the dye.
All was rd, red, red
Reounds Up 1i,000,000 Bugs.
Cariaville, Ill.--rmers In Macou
Id county, Illinois, are making a
pgl4t out of a pest by taking advan
-- e ot a strange "bounty" offer. Ma
i a coaty bousness men orgaalsed
Aa.ema eee, wlhih offered $2 a bushel
ial slbac bags -at in by fdrmeri
: -- sIite" e-~ -.u terb at Cae
h t meadete e t e . Herville
ANGLER HOOKS MAN
WHO IS DROWNING
Amateur Fisherman Had Nar
row Escape From Death in
Now Orleans, La.-Willian. Klein.
an upholsterer, of No. 1514 Euterpe
street, an amateur angler, experienced
a narrow escape from death just as he
had finished preparations for a day's
sport in fishing off the northeastern
bridge over Lake Pontchartrain, about
500 feet from North Shore.
The presence of mind of John Lan
dry, a negro living at No. 119 North
Liberty street, saved Mr. Klein from
dr'wning. Landry cast a line and
hooked Mr. Klein as th. latter was
Mir. Klein accompanied by his son,
arrived at North Shore about 7 a. m.
and began walking the "long bridge."
When about 500 feet from the shore
the crowd gathered on a small plat
form to permit an incoming local
train to pass. Mr. Klein carried his
fishing pole strapped across his shoul
ders. This was hit by the tender of
the incoming train.
The upholsterer was thrown in the
e lake on the Mandeville eide of the
bridge, landing in the water some
what dazed. A swift tide running at
e the time carried Mr. Klein uner the
bridge and out into the lake.
1 Ropes were thrown to him, but he
e was helpless and was rapidly floating
from the bridge.
John Landry, the negro fiasherman,
threw his fishing line in the rirection
of Mr. Klein, fortunately striking him
on the leg. The hook caught and the
almost lifeless body was brought up
and held at the surface.
Several men who witnessed the sen
sational rescne climbed down posts
and fastened rope to the fisherman's
bddy. He was held there until a
small fishing craft was brought to Mr
Kleln's side and later he was taken
It was not until some time after his
son and several oi the amateur rod
men worked on the prostrate form that
the man was revived.
Mr. Klein suffered pain as a result
o. the fish hook which caught in his
leg when Landry threw the lucky line.
The hook was deeply imbedded in the
fleshy part of the leg and had to be
BIG RATTLER CHARMS CHILD
Little Gin r Wriggled and lquirmed
Like dnake Until the Reptile
Poughkeepsle. N. Y.-Charmed by a
big rattlesnake three feet long with
= nine rattles, Helen, the three-yearold
daughter of Andrew Lahey of Amenat,
near here, who was iatched from
the reptile by her mother the other
day, has caused much astonishment to
,, the residents of that secton by her
strange actions. The little child wrig.
gled and squirmed about like a snake
Sand it wae not until the reptile was
a put to death by the father of the child
uthat the Ittlee girl stopped quirmain
and returned to her normal condition.
na Bhe was not btten by the rname.
ed For several days the mother of the
Slittle girl noticed that the younbther
played around a stone door step in
f anront of the houe and d pliked beaing
It taken away from the spot. Plnally
Spthe mother notoed the baby pliayinl
d In the same place and talkln to some
d one. Creeping up behind the baby
Mrs. Lahey was utonlsbhed to saind
is that her little girl was bent over talkt
SIn to an object under the step. Si
Souting an Iron bar Mrs. Lahey lifted
up the stone to ascertain the attrao
tion of the baby and much to her hor
ror she discovered a huie rattler
,i colled up under the step. Snatchlng
a the child and screaming for help Mrs.
SLahey attracted the attention of her
ohusband and he killed the snake.t Im
e mediately after the reptile was put to
death the little girl recovered her nor.
ROMAN GRAVES ARE FOUND
t Fine Examplee of Anclent Pottery
t Excavated in England on Syn.
n dale Estate.
a. Iandon.-An interestint discovery
a has been made this week on the 8yn
dale estate, at haversham, where, in
the course of some eavatilona two
Roman graves have been found, con
talingn some very fine examples of
5. Roman pottery. The articles include
a two jars, intact, one of them of very
. graceful dmelin; several pieces of
. pseaudo Samian ware (two are three
i of these also being intact), and some
* fragments of a tear glass, a gles vase
s and a bronase ornament A Roman
, camp was located near where the dim.
Scovery was made, and It is prIobabhe
e that the graves were thoem of Remas
soldiers. The Uandale estate beolegs
to the tamily t G. C. U Wheumr,
Mr P. Is Nogthr~ Ist.
6 atate Capitol
PAPERS BEING REGRADED
pe Department Hopes to Pass More
ed Teachers With Subjects Eliminated.
r.g l at-rn .Newtasv n I'nion 'a .,r\ re.
rn laton Rotlge.-To lnme the 'onm
ut I laint that has (o!nme fron the t !.et.ers
•II over Iolloisian; a who failed to p1s
nn. the recent state exalinationl. the tIe
th tartmenlt of edulcation and the state
,m exan;ining cemtnlittee are having the
pd papers regraded, with the first grad
as c(ertiliuate subjects elimlinated from
,'onsideration, in the hopet of finding
tn, Itha the applicant can secutire sufficient
m. marks to get a second or a third grade
C t° rtificate.
re A large per cent of the teachiers who
stood the examination failed. In some
its arihest only one passel ill somiie
ul none made the required average to se
cure it certificate.
The result has been that some of
the plairisllhes a re- not ablte to secure
Sificieint ;ualitiiied teachers for the
n~ork. anid v-ioroius complainilt lihas been
In answer to some of thlie criticisnl.
the departlment of etliei ;ionl ot ffielals
say that fair and rea;sonablel lie 'testions
were framed for t Ii., A.itust e,\aniina
1"1'henll the stearers were r,'-ieeve(d ac
i\e ('con1ipe:v t te-achelrs, such as C'ol.
Nicho!.lon and Prof. Ilit t s, of the
I State, IUliVe'ril-iy, were seltcted to as
eist in trat(ditin Noine bIiit gradiuate-d
teachers was emplloyed. They wert.
instriucted to be as liberal as possible
consistent with proper standards.
The department of edlucation says
that W\here there was a rc a-orbllte as
sumption that the tipaprs had been too
rigidly graded the chairman of the
examination committee went throcugh
the palpers again, with the idea of
raising tlke grades, if it could consist
ently he done.
In order :o further relieve the situa
tlon, teachers who applied for first
grade certificates, but failed on geoom
etry, had this subject eliminated, and
their papers are being regradl d to
determine whether or not they can get
a secontd grade certificate. Should they
of fall below the second grade average,
both geometry and algebra will he
he eliminated and a third grade certifi
he cate issued, if possible.
h FARM DEMONSTRATORS MEET
he Devote Time to Discussion and Lec.
ag ture on Farm Subjects.
in, Baton Rouge.-Farm demonstration
on agents and co-operative workers held
Im their annual conference in Baton
he Rouge last week. The meetings were
up presided over by Mason Snowden. who
is in charge of the farm demonstration
en work in louisiana. The sessions were
sts devoted to discussion of farm subjects
0's and lectures by prominent workers.
a J. B. Garrett, of the Calhoun sta
tion, gave a lecture on insects, para
en sites and enemies. He touched upon
remedies for these pests, food poison
ing and direct contact.
oat Prof. Quereau, of the ('rowley Rice
Experiment Station, spoke upon fer
alt tilizers, rotation, diseases and reme
ne. W. F. Taggart, of the Audubon Sta
the tion, talked upon the subject of syrup
The meeting of the demonstration
agents closed Saturday.
NEW COMMISSION ORGANIZED
Doctor Dowling President-Created by
hWistern Newspaper I'nhon News Srmer.
New Orleans.-Organizing the State
Tuberculosis Commission in the offices
of the State Board of Health, Dr. Os
car Dowling, president of the commis
sion, announced that he was open to
er subscriptions. The members who con
stitute the board asd their positionos
No Contest Expected.
ra Baton Rouge.-Indicatlons are that
ild there will be no fight for delegate to
ing the C'onstitutional Convention from
on. East Baton Rouge. No opposition has
he. developed to Judge Samuel G. lay
the cock, and tt is probable now he will
ter go in unopposed. Judge Laylock is
l city attorney, and one of the leading
lag members of the local bar.
lag Long Trio After Prisoners.
me Baton Rouge.-The longest trip that
eby has ever been undertaken to bring
Lnd back an escaped convict was begun
tl last week by Alex Brian, traveling
Be sergeant of the state penitentiary, who
left for San Francisco, Cal., to get Will
so Henry, who escaped from the Louisi
o ana State Penitentiary in 1909, and
e has since served a term in the Cali
n fornia State Prison.
.* Thihodaux.--Mayor A. J.. Thorn has
to named the following delegates to the
. Inland Waterways Convention to be
held at Paladocios, Tex., in November:
Guy J. Knobloch, Albert Boudreaux. A.
D J. Braud and Henry Riviere.
Washington.- Representatives Es.
topinal and Dupre again saw Assistant
Secretary of the Navy Roosevelt in re
gard to Mr. Roosevelt's trip to inspect
the New Orleans navy yard. Mr. Rosse
_ velt is known to favor opening the
t ~ew Orieans yard.
Barber May Shave Churchgoer.
Paterson. N. J.-A barber may
keep his shop open on Sunday morn
ings in this town provided he does it
solely for the purpose of shaving a
man who wants to go to church. This
Sruling was made by Acting Recorder
St. Lawrence, in the case of a barber
-Jailed on the charge of violating the
SSunday closing law, who pleaded that
he opened his store to shave a well
whiskered man who wanted to go to
church and couldn't have gone if he
hadn't been hated.
OUIR OBSOIL Ul TI. C.
, i: 3ric T ei. battle-hip Ohite. -till in the Al
• . } fleet,. hut slated to leave in the near future
S'rite commerce destroyer I 'oltbia. so
tmtissing in the news of the navy that a
.tion has grown up that knows her not, and
S' ,"'was of the flying ,quadron of 1,89S.
'~ +IS The conmmerce destroyer Minneapolli
."speed record breaking cruiser of the iate ala
Se ý"; "a sister of the Columbia and. like her, of
: : -.ý, flying squadron of 1S98.
"" 19 The monitor Amphitrite.
20. The monitor Miantonomah.
. .•N21. The monitor Monadnock.
2". The monitor ,heyenne. formerly the
The Iowa -$an.: Jh r ( m27. The monitor Ozark, formerly the l
S24. The monitor Tonopah, formerly the
IFTEEN years ago George Dewey v ada.
stood on the bridge of the famous 25. The monitor Tallahassee. formerly
Olympia and won the battle of Florida.
Manila bay, William T. Sampson 2_. The minotor Puritan.
from the bridge of the armored 27 The monitor Terror.
cruiser New York directed the . The monitor Monterey.
operations before Santiago, and .. ~ ;" .. The protected cruiser St. Louis.
the pennant of Winfield Scott :o The protected cruiser Charleston.
Schley fluttered from the mast- +::l1. The protected cruiser Milwaukee.
head of the beautiful three-fun- "": The protected cruiser Newark.
neled armored cruiser Brooklyn. 33. The protected cruiser Chicago.
The world acclaimed the con- fL° l/ 34. The protected cruiser Cincinnati.
manders of th of the squadrons of 35. The protected cruiser Raleigh. C
which these vessels were the flag- ships had met their doom-te same ship from.
ships, while all A rica joined in o d hh Philip ordered hisl men not to cheer when ship at Manila.
rah for a navy that was admittedly one of the the Vizcaya, the ('ristobal Colon. the Maria Ther- ; Twenty-eight torpedo boats.
rah for a navy that was admittedly one of the esa. the flower of Cervera's squadron, were burn- Twenty years ago this fleet of sixty-three
best on the seven seas. ing and sinking down into the grave to which the would have been a match for any naval
The American navy is still among the best, but deadly shots of Sampson's gunners had consigned tion then afloat, with the exception of the -
the ships that were fought by lewey and by them. But the old Texas., which, like the New Great Britain. Today all the vessels la it
Sampson and by'Schley are no longer figured In York. was renamed so that the name of the Lone not last half an hour in n battle with the
the line-up that makes the great fleet under com- Star state might adorn that of the new New dreadnaughts that constitute the great Ar
mand of Rear Admiral Itadger one of the most York's sister, has long since met her fate. sion of the United States Atlantic fleet
powerful fighting organizations the world has Ripped, riddled and torn by the shells of the And this mighty fleet of "naval has-been("
ever seen. newer and more modern ships, to prove the the United States government more thaw
Every one of the famous ships of 1898 is today marksmanship of whose men the Texas was de.- 00,000 and the oldest among them. not
officially admitted to be obsolete, and all of them stroyed, the hulk of that old ship-a sister of the old monitors, is not yet twenty-five yeast
put together would not be as powerful as is the the Maine that went down in Havana harbor. The battleships in it to build and equip eat
giant superdreadnaught Wyoming, or the Arkan- and which going down hastened the conflict with government $64.435.223. and the cruisers.
as. or the Florida. or the Utah. any one of Spain-still 'half floats in Chesapeake bay. Just itors and torpedo craft raise the total to
which would be a match for all the ships that enough of her left to provide another marksman- $129.000.ot00
fought under Dewey and Sampson combined. if ship test for some mighty dreadnaught of the What will become of these ships? e
such a test should be made. fleet under Admiral Badger. now in reserve and there they will stay
Just a'year ago the then secretary of the navy. As went the old Texas, so will go some of the their end is decided upon Will that end
George von L. Meyer, publicly called attention to other ships of the fleet that is obsolete. Already target range or the auction block and the
the fact that the Ameran navy had more than the Indiana is mentioned as the next martyr ship pile, or will they be permitted to rust
its full quota of battleships whose day in the for the Atlantic fleet, and after her the Massa- navy yards nominally as units in resere
first line had passed and the places of which chusetts, and thethe he Iowa, and perhaps within but in reality as useless reminders of a
would have to be taken by more modern ships of a year or two the Kearsarge and the Kentucky. that in its day was great but which.,
the Wyoming and Florida classes if the United the Alabama. the Illinois. and the Wisconsin. all marvelous progrenss in naval consatruitch.
States was to retain its position as the world's of tahem beyond all question t or doubt now of the reached quickly but surely that state of
second naval power. The other day the observa- obsolete type of fighting craft. ness from which there can be no "cme-baeck"
tion of the ex-naval secretary was recalled by a But let's call the roll of the obsolete fleet, and The Oregon and the Olympia will prob"
naval officer in New York, who took pencil and the flagships shall lead off just as they did at retained for generations to come as gloth
pad and, going back fifteen and twenty and Manila and at Santiago: minders to Americans of future years dl
twenty-five years, figured out just what the obso- . The cruiser Olympia. flagship of Dewey at navy that won immortalit4 in the brief
lete ships now adorning the naval lists originally M.anila. that wiped Spain off the map of the
cosat the United States government. 2. The armored cruiser Saratoga. tflagshitp of world and which added to American terr,
It was so ridiculously easy, the computation of Sampson at Santiago. island empire in the far east and won
that total value of famous ships that are ready 3. The armored cruiser Brooklyn. flagship of country for the first time a full, free
to die a naval death of old age. The result was Schley at Santiago. by all the nations of the world of the right
astounding, and when at last the navy man wiped 4. The battleship Oregon. Clarks immortal numbered among those powers whose
his browa and announced the result of that little around-the-Horn ship. and influence is "world wide."
mathematical feat of his he had proved that the 5. The battleship Iowa. "Fighting Bob" Evans' In the line-up of the "has been" fleet it
value of those ships, some of them still less than last command as a captain, noted that there is included the entli$
a dozen years old, reached the stupendous total 6. The battleship Texas. already gone. "Jack" division of the great fleet that cireelasM
of more than $100.000.000. or. to be exact. Philip's old ship. the globe in 1907 and 1908. This ditisl
$129.932.814. 7. The battleship Massachuse'tts. another fna- made up of the Alabama, the flagship fc
Of this $130,000.000 fleet that was. It is inter- mous Santiago memory, when he began the voyage as a divialeos
eating, and in a way sad, to note that it includes 8. The battleship Indiana, sister ship of the mander, the Kentucky, the Kearmarge
the Saratoga, the name given Sampson's old flag- Oregton and Massachusetts. and. like them. one Illinois. In that fleet three of the vessels
ship New York when her name was taken so of Santiago's famous contenders, third division are now also listed aUM
that it could be given to the mighty superdread- 9. The battleship Kearsarge. first of superim- obsolete fighters, the ships in question
naught New York, now nearing completion in the posed turret ships Ohio. the Missouri and the Maine, all s -sist
navy yard in Brooklyn; Schley's flagship, the 10. The battleship Kentucky. sister ship of the and in their day held up to the world U
Brooklyn: the Olympia, from the bridge of which Kearsarge. bodying all that was best in the constrfl t
Dewey uttered his famous order to Captain Grid- 11. The battleship Illinois one of the around- equipment of modern men-of-war of the
ley. "You may fire when ready. Gridley:" thIe the.world voyage ships ship class.
Iowa, that was "Bob" Evans' ship in 1898: the 12. The battleship Alabama. also of the fleet The Atlantic fleet when it sailed out ofi
Indiana, and the Massachusetts. saister ships. that went around the world under Evans and ton Roads in December. 1907, was made
which won fare and glory before Santiago. and Thomas and Sperry. sixteen first-class battleships. and a look
th, Oregon, which won the plaudits of an admitr- 1. The battleship Wisconsin, with the Ala' make-up of the organization shows that i
ing world by her great run around the Horn. and bama and Illinois the only battleships of the navy rinod of less than six years seven, or lae
which in her old age will probably be given the whose twin funnels are arranged In parallel fash- of exactly half of those famous shipS. hae
honor of being the first American war vessel to lon, one to the port and the other to the star- relegated into the reserve, the first
pass through the Panama canal in April of next board. stone that leads to Junk pile and oblivios.
year. 14. The battleship Maine, built in memory of
Then, of course, there was the old Texas, the the martyr ship of 1898. and yet a ship that isn LESS FOLIAGE.
ship that was commanded by the beloved Captain already obsolete and has been missing from the "This is a great age."
Philip, the vessel from the deck of which he Atlantic fleet for several years. "What has struck you neow'
offered hiu prayer of thanksgiving to God when 15. The battleship Missouri, another around- "The fact that so many doctors aet
Santiago's battle was ended and the Spanish the-world vnoyarger without whaiskers. it w asn't so thirty ym
ACROSS THE SAHARA FOR FUN
Ietired General's Peculiar Pleasure
Trip From Algiers to the Gulf
s"' ,riter Gen. Bailloud, chief of
the 19th French Army corps. stationed
in Alglers. was retired under the ag.
limit law. But to show that he was
not yet ready to quit active life, he
planned a trip across the Salmra to
Timbuctoo and on to the Gulf of
His party included a young officer
and two corporals with apparatus for!
receiving wireless messages, with a
small escort. The time has passed
when man had to fght his way
through the desert.
The railway topo' them to Blskra
and automobile and horse to Onargia.
On Christmas day they were at In
' Salah. in the desert. and here the na
tives saw for the first time a Christ
mas tree; the children of the village
r enjoyed both the candles and the pree
The party was not trying to make a
record. Through the mountain passes
of the Southern Sahara they took their
time. reaching the Niger at Bamba.
about 2.000 miles. in three months. At
Timbuctoo old friends were met
Down the Niger they started by
boat. At least, that was the plan.
But the general fretted at the Inac
tivity and went off on a hunting trip
at every chance. Joining the boats
It was not long before modern
I means of transportation were reached
-automobile and railroa d
The ahole journey took
months; the only casualty 9
death of a pet dog. The Bal_
were friendly. and there wn
to mar the pleasure trip e<
party, including a general
One of the world's IM9,
organs Is an electrical
Hamburg, which has 11.11
some of which are 87 Bfat