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TO THE INTERESTS OF THE LOWER OAST: AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, FISHERIES AND COMMERCE.
POINTE-AA-ACHE. LA., SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1909. NUMBER 1
at of the
s and plan
and bills in
quiet, J. P.
Roy Kirby and
lse with the agents
em cease their operations
friendly methods, but if this
i is 1not promptly accepted there
t to be serious trouble, for the
and business men are thor
y arouEed and are determined
;North Louisiana of the solfci
ho :are demoralizing the ne
it is estimated that 50 per cent
plantatlon hands have been
way from that section. The
bave used wagons in some in
to move whold families to
ad stations at night, per
the negroes to take their
etec.0 and whatever else
i*y\hamds op. Most of the
,been'tor Arkansas and Ok
e negroes have had 'Pc
6p a land of sunshine and
a tlere are no boll wee
veOWS, and in some cases
1 said to' have frighten
telling them tley will be
.1eit year as it in iav
other alarming intoro,
rn at the igeeting.
W.it were quietly .no
't you do
in the leg?
is what Wal
sent up from
to Norbert Ner
parish, as he came
er after he had shot
use for the third time
ad been captured in As
arish and was being taken
state penitentiary by Deputy
Nereaux. The officer had Just
en off the Texas & Pacific train
the west side and was taking the
prisoner to the ferryboat to take him
to the state prison when Huse at
tempted to escape. The officer called
e to the convict to stop, but his only re
im- sponse.was an increase of speed. The
ts, officer fired, shooting the prisoner in
the the leg. Then when the deputy sher
ird 1ff came up to him the prisoner up
ing braided him for not killing him and
an said that he ran so he Would be killed.
in Huse was taken to the penitentiary
SI and will recover without the loss of
rs, his leg. He was sentenced to twenty
en- years for manslaughter from Acadia
pn yarish. He escaped in 1901, but was
ell, recaptured, and escaped again in 1905.
ug- Normalites Graduate Next Month.
md On January 15 the Louisiana State
wI Normal school will graduate the fol
nts lowing teachers: Misý Mary Debrit
s tin, of East Baton Rouge; Miss Ruby
his Chaney, of East Feliciana; Miss Aline
er Collier, of Claiborne; Miss Hattie De
the zendorf, of Natchitoches; Miss Ella
ior- Fargeson, of De Soto; Miss Nollie Jar
aed rett, of Iberville; Miss May Grayson,
i of Franklin; Leonde Gremillion, of
I Avoyelles'; Miss Kate Groesbeck, of
enMt exico; Miss Laura Martin, of St.
een Landry; Miss Carrie McMichael, of De
rhe Soto; Miss Yolande McClanson, of
n- Iberia: Miss Sadie Miller, of Ouacbi
ta; Miss Ruth Mosely, of Lincoln;
er Misi Lee Proser, of Rapides; Miss
meir Maude Swords, of Natchitoches; Miss
IsEu la Taylor, of Iberia; Miss Norma
the Touchstone, of Union; Miss Lacie
k- Dindsor, of Arcadia. A large number
of new students will arrive January
nd 18 to begin their training to become
ee teichers. The various improvements
on Normal Hill have added greatly to
en- the comfort and happiness of the stu
dents. There is ample room for all.
g Two HT pdded Lots Are Sold.
no- 'hough there was a driazling rain
not falling ost 'of the day the lot sale
m was feld according to the advertised
itl schedule. There was a large crowd
led on the grounds and the bidding was
est lively an most of the.lots. Nearly two
hundreA lots were sold, ranging in
psige from $;5 to $165, according to
e locatbon.. A number of the pur
-ers will begin the erection of
dlngsa, Qa their lots at once, and
11 be; only a matter of a month
o until a good-sized town has
.g up in the prairie.
ises Are Set for Trial.
following prisoners, confined
pufr15h jail at Alexandria, were
ed- 'Monday in the District
l R d:ved and t guilty and their
a det at fo01ows. W. H. Nix, lar
M.;A. M. McDonald, breaking car;
*H Washington, larceny; Mayo
~rt, larceny, set for January 4;
;;Richardson, embezzlement; Jim
Srobbery; Nathan Finley, mur
eilr:zenry Robinson, murder, set for
a ty 5: Morris Wil!iams, burglary;
1ak Doran, murder; Louis Frederic,
00e1otli Into dwelling; G. W. Barres,
es~minal assault, set for January 7.
Law and Order Lage.
A law and order league has been
rgrt *4 at Ville Platte with special
efnce to the anti-gambling and
'ob ition Ias It is the desire of
ha commu tyto see that no blind
tlgers are permitted and that no
garitbling houses of any kind are al
'lowed to carry on their business.
QWIth this end in view resolutions
passed calling on the officials,
local and parochial, to see to ft
Jaws be strictly enforced re
qf tJe parties infringing on
Prisoners Break Jail.
thioners all negroes, made
)aqpe from the parish jail at
e' One fugitive, after lol
tWf town for several hburs,
to The ail. The prisoners
:oit were from iPoainte Cou
:and were sent there for
pag while the Pointe Coupee
:'trepaired. Three df:them
characters and were
nuirtder and other serious
i, Be Established.
ijizqi i of Covington, will
p era dairy near
to be ship
q$ the New
*I4he best, it is
I there foar
NO RIVER AND HARBOR BILL
Constantly Growing Deficit in Treas
ury Forbids Measure.
Washington.-The qiPstion whether
there will be a rivers and harbors bill
during the present session of congress is
becoming a matter of much concern to
many members of both houses.
The conunittees having charge of the
question find themselves confronted by
a constantly growing decicit in the treas
ury, with the accoppanying complaint
that it is going to be impossible to find
money enough to go around, without
trenching too deeply upon the reserves,
with the result that they find it quite
impossible to give any satisfactory as
surances to colleagues who, like them
selves, want legislation.
GIVE FEDERAL COURT POWER
Congress May Overcome Supreme
Washington.- Immediately after the
holiday recess of Congress there will be
introduced in both houses an identical
bill designed to give the Federal authori
ties power to investigate the affairs of
interstate corporations. It will be de
signed to overcome the present decision
of the Supreme Court in the Harriman
The Interstate Commerce Commission
asked Mr. Harriman a series of ques
tions which he and his associates found
embarassing. They declined to answer,
and on their refusal appeal was taken to
the Supreme Court. That tribunal de
cided that Mr. Harriman need not an
A member of the Interstate Commerce
Commission is puthority for the state
ment that if this decision shall stand,
the comission is practically shorn of
its powers to inquire into the very ques
tions that are made subject to its juris
SET NEW STANDARD.
New York Made Redrd by Assisting
New York. -This city celebrated
Christmas bt 1908 in a way that not
only lived up to the best of its tradi
tions, but set a new standard. Favored
with the abundance which the year had
brought forth, the rich, well-to-do and
the moderately circumstanced placed at
the disposal of the active workers in
philanthropy ample funds with which to
go about the work 6f making the day
one long to be remembered. The unfor
tunates in the jails, the ill in the hospi
tals, the poor in their homes and the
destitute and helpless in institutions all
were remembered. That not far from
100,000 persons were assisted by means
of donations of dinners and the like, is
There was no institution in the city
that did not have its Christmas celebra
DUEL IN DARK *:TH"KNIVES
Girl Over Whom PFlght Is Waged
, Was Present in the Boom.
Cleveland.-After Julia Pierce, aged
14, had refused both, Powell Formich
and Michael Milanoviteh repaired to the
kitchen of the girl's home, where they
boarded, and after drawing all the blinds
and making the room dark, fought |Vtt^
- dea.th with ki.ves. Before
fight the men spread'sblakt
:oie : o, then each grasping a; hand
of the 'oher, the battle was fought for
twenty. mipuie s^ til Formish, covered
·withk.. dro.iped The gid attempted
to i. e the 4eo und was badly
b Milanovte& I arreste( and
' tei ta hospitajl"- -
hrotibl merd t
. te ee , bcame. n
ra1l j; 'stietFat
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TRUST WILL uCROSS OCEAN
'Large Factorio lanlted for France
Paris.-3Mllwn's pf dollars will be di
verted yearly from the export trade of
the 'hited States by the forced action
of the International Harvester Company,
the so.allcd "reaper trust," in establish
ing large factories in France and Ger
many, owing to thS blindness of Amer
ican statesmen to the necessity of proper
reciprocity and commerce treaties to pro
tect American manufacturers.
Competition by the foreign trade and
the activity of other nations in conclud
ing arrangements for such treaties that
would hurt its business, demanded quick
action to protect the increasing of over
80,000 large agricultural machines now
sold yearly in France and Germany by
the American trust alone.
The French factory will be located at
Croix, near Lille, and will be in operation
within a year, starting with 1,500 work
men. The German factory will be built
at Neuss, near Cologne, and will employ
2,000 workmen. These companies are in
corporated in France and Germany by
the same stockhoiders who control the
reaper trust, and will 'irply the trade of
the entire continent.
WOMAN KILLED IN ELEVATOR
Was Under Influence of Anaesthetic
at the Time.
Racine, Wis.-Miss Mary Hardy, aged
47, was killed Friday in an elevator acci
dent in St. Mary's Hospital. An anes
thetic had been administered, and she
had been placed on an operating table
and taken to the elevator to be trans
ported to the operating room for an oper
ation. A sudden drop of the elevator
caused her body to fall to the platform.
Sister Verenada, a nurse, in charge of
the elevator, only recently came to the
hospital, and it is said she was not fa
miliar with the elevator's method of op
eration. Seizing the cable operating the
elevator, she caused it to shoot upwards.
OIL COMPANIES ARE OUSTED
Fired and Fined by the Supreme
Court of Nissouri
Jefferson City, Mo.-Declaring that
the Standard Oil Company of Indiana,
the Republic Oil Company of Ohio and
the Waters-Pierce Oil Company of Mis
soifri had conspired and combined to
monopolize the oil business in the State,
the Supreme Court of Missouri Wednes
day issued a decree oustirig all three
from the commonwealth and fined them
The decree against the Waters-Pierce
Company is tempered by the proviso that
it may continue business if, by March
1, 1909, it can show to the court that it
has taken steps to operate as an inde
pendent concern and has satisffied the
judgment against it. The other com
panies are given until March 1, 1909, to
wind up their affairs in the State.
Bar Liquor in Christening Warship.
Newport News, Va.-If the plans of
the' Women's Christian Temperance
Union of Delaware are buccessful, the
giant 20,000-ton battleship Delaware,
which will be launched here on February
5, will be christened with water. '.
The battleship Kentucky, the only ves
sel of her class ever christened with
-water, had hundreds of bottles of whis
sey broken against her hull by Ken.
tuekians when she went down the ways.
Troops Guard Kentacky T<wB.
Lexiigton, Tenn.-State troopsl and
United States marshals are guarding the
little mining town of Stearns, Whiteley
county, Ky,, to prevent, miners destroy
ing lives and property, burning up the
town, as they have threatened.
T rTURE, THEN ROB 'FARMEEL
Birglarts Bu Feet oif Toledo Man,
Thenl Gag Him.
Toledo, 0.-By buring his feet with
lighted matches, tw' maskled robbers
early Friday' eHipIled H. A. elSchabow
of urtis, 0, nea, ere,,to/ open -he
safe in his farm shIoseand turn over
$;0oi After vtyi lir victm to 3hi
'l 4wth stripi ok a :4 n « plaein
AGENT HAS CLOSE CALL.
Louisiana Farme r. Unmercifull3
Whip Negro Labor Agent.
A. A f/-F. B. Jorlcs, a negrc
labor ag rnployed by o.01111 M
Gracie, the ' , t planter in this State
is in a critical condition here as a result
of an attempt made to lynch hini by a
mob of white farmers near Gilliam, La
The noose had been placed aromil:.
Jones' neck and he was being "strung
up" on a pole when the pole gave way
to his weight and fell, nearly killing ont
of the would-be lynchers. .Joines wa'
then compelled to lay across a log,
where lie was whipped with a "black
snake" whip unmercifully. h'e says the
farmers took turns at whipping hniu
He was beaten into unconsciousness.
Finally recovering his senses he crawled
to the roadside and was lifted into a
passing wagon and carried to the rail
road, fifteen miles away.
The white farmers of the Cilliam
neighborhood became angered at Jones
because he was sending farm hands
away from that section.
MORE TROUBLE WILL COME
Ex-Gov. Vardaman Says Result of
Fight May Involve Others.
Jackson, Miss.-"Personally, I took
no other interest in the fight than to
wish that any whlite man lightillg a ne
gro before a paid audience might get a
knockout of suffiicent proportion to
cause him to continue on to eternal rest;
yet since the negro has won, it means
more trouble for their race in every
section-the North especially-because
they will get 'fresh' toward white peo
ple, which means that they will meet
their usual fate in such instances."
This is the view taken of the victory
of Jack Johnson, heavyweight champion,
over Tommy Burns by James K. Varda
man, former governor of Mississippi,
whose views on the race question have
been widely quoted.
HELL BETTER THAN CHICAGO
Methodist Minister of Illinois Me
trOpolis Makes the Comparison.
Chicago.-Choosing as his text a quo
tation from Isaiah, 'Hell hath enlarged
itself," and intimating that Chicago is
the new annex thereof, the Rev. W. H.
Head, pastor of the Union Avenue Meth
odist Episcopal Church, proceeded to
discuss the topic, "Is Hell Worse Than
"In some respects, hell is no worse
than Chicago," said the clergyman. "'lell
has no innocent or temptations to the
innocent. In Chicago, 5,000 innocent
girls must be sacrificed annually. Chi
cago supports the First ward ball, which
is a second edition of Sodom and Go
morrah. Fifty saloons open their hun
gry, cavernous maws for the workers in
our stock yards."
UNIFORM STANDARD SOUGHT
Proposed Standardization of Various
Grades of Cotton.
Washington.-Definite steps toward
the establishment of a standard for the
different grades of cotton shortly will
be undertaken in this city by a com
mittee of the leading cotton men of this
country and Europe, in co-operation with
the experts of the bureau of plant in
dustry of the department of agriculture.
The meeting probably will be in Janu
ary. Secretary of Agriculture Wilson is
now engaged in selecting the committee
of cotton experts.
The proposed standardization of the
various grades of cotton has been under
taken in connection with a provision of
the last agricultural appropriation act.
At tihe present time there is a great
diversity in the method and practice of
grading cotton, as no definite standard
exists. Each.particular market modifies
the standard to meet its own ideas.
BEGIN EVACUATION OF CUBA
Uncle Bam to Get Out the First of
the New Year.
Havana.-New Year's Day will wit
-ness the beginning of the evacuation of
Cuba by the army of pacification, which
has been in possession-of the island since
the beginning of the provisional govern
ment in October, 1906. The first pro
visional regiment of marines, numbering
about 900, which will be among the first
troops to leave, are now concentrating
from various posts at Camp Columbia.
About half this regiment will sail from
Havana on January 1 on the cruiser
Prairie, which arrived here Christmas
eve, bound for Newport. News.
The Prairie will return about the
middle of the mon lr and embark the
remainder. Only two companies of en
gineers and two battalions of the Sev
enteenth infantry, under Col. Pitcher,
-wii remain at Camp Columbia. These
troops ¶ill niot embark until April 1,
whi~Jbfln complete the evacuation.
OWICS ARE GOING UP.
Prediction Broom Corn Will Go to
S '4ta a Ton.
Chicago.-H~E e 4a bad news for house
keepers. A boost in the price of brooms
is scheduled for the new yqar. The
price of b is to be raised fifty
ents a dot ,td other ad.
vac Uea4 will t .4 w A A'ear ago broom
lrn sold a1 1QOO ton. Niow it is
worth $1 wt dication of an ad
S 1 r8 predict the price
Womi i' In r
PAIR PIONEERS IN THE NAVIGA.
TION OF AIRSHIPS.
New Sport Is Enlisting Increasing In
terest and Efforts of "Weaker
Sex" Even in
If there has been any doubt as to
Woman's love of daring it is fast being
dispelled by the enthusiasm with
which she is entering the field of
Swimming, boating, automobiling,
all these have become tame in the es
teem of the modern daughter of Eve,
who is never so happy as when she is
defying the laws of safety.
The transit of the air, a new science,
a new sensation, gives her just the
joy she needs, and the thrill of dang
ling from the swaying wicker basket
at the end of a huge gas bag is the
last word in enjoyment.
In fact, the fair aeronaut has not
stopped at ballooning.
She has even advanced a stop fur
the I in her enjoyment of man's new
est means of transit.
She has even essayed the aeroplane,
on which experts are now working in
hope of producing a practical means
by which mankind and womankind
may emulate the flight of the birds,
and give the final laugh to gravity.
Only a few days ago Mme. Therese
Pelltier, a young sculptress of merit,
gained herself the distinction of be
ing the first woman to master the
Mrs. Henry Farman, wife of the dis
tinguished French navigator, who re
cently, accompanied by his spouse,
spent some time in this country, is a
woman who has figured in a number
of noted flights.
In a number of cities clubs of wom
en aeronauts are being forfied, and
the ambition of all their members is
to go one step further In daring than
the sister members.
Among the first American women
who were permitted to go up as guests
of the aero club were Mrs. Newbold
Edgar and Mrs. Courtland Bishop.
Without showing the least sign of
concern they went up in the air, far
above Paris, and reveled in the joys
of that which is said to outclass every
form of riding for luxurious comfort.
Both became so enthusiastic that on
their return to the United States they
Imnhediatef6 took the place of women
pioneers of the sport in Uncle Sam's
Courtland Bishop resides near
Pittsfield, Mass. Mrs. Bishop per
suaded him to take an interest in the
BACK TO AMERICA
M'MONNIES, THE SCULPTOR, SAYS
HE IS GOING TO RETURN.
Wants to Again Find a Home on His
Native Soil-Hopes to See World's
Fair Fountain Perpetuated
MacMonnies is coming back to
America. After receiving honors from
France rarely before bestowed upon
an American artist; after having been
decorated by the French government
and made a chevalier of the Legion of
Honor; after having passed 25 of his
45 years in France, winnink honors in
competition with Europe's greatest
artists, Frederic MacMonnies, who,
since the death of St. Gaudens, will
take rank as America's most famous
sculptor, has determined to forsake
Europe, convinced that the best place
for an American artist to live is in
Of all the Americans who have gone
to France, to study art and have re
mained because, as they say, "in
France alone can one find proper at
mosphere," Mr. MacMonnies has en
tered tie inner circle of them all; he
has been received by the French on
terms most nearly approaching frater
nal equality and for Mr. MacMonnies
to say that Aica has an atmosphere
for art 4s ini sg as-more inspiring
to an Amer cl#ý-the atmosphere :"
Aurop seemi'o settle the oft-mooted
quest'on, partkiularly when. he sup
ports his decision by a determination
to Citurn home.' It will make a. great
stir among artists, this decision of his,
I andkte American colony In Paris, will
a aheasure the ervof of Mr.
new sport, and as a result Pittsfield
has h, come. a sort of a center for
American ballooning, and Mrs. Bishop
and Mrs. Edgar have now made so
many ascents that they are veterans
and no longer can take fright, no mat
ter how much a balloon may tilt.
Mrs. James Brown Potter, the fa
mous actress; Mrs. James Brown Lord,
Miss Ada de Acosta and Mrs. P. Loril
lard Ronalds are other American wom
en who learned the joys of ballooning
as guests of Frenchmen.
Mrs. Newbold Edgar claims the rec
ord. In a ballooning sense she says
she hhs been up in the air more times
than any American woman, but it Is
said that she will have some trouble
In showing more ascents than have
Mme. Durcouf and M1M Gache, first
Women Ever to ajake Ascents
Without a Pilot.,
been marked up to the c,i '"r.
Julian P. Thomas.
But the French woman is not con.
tent now merely to go along as the
guest of some member of the club, or
to make an ascent, with the balloon
under control of some professional
Now the great ambition of the gen*
tler sex is to operate the balloon them
Mme. Durcouf and Mile. Gache were
the first women to succeed in actually
making such a trip.
It was with deep trepidation, and
not until after the operation of the
balloon was demonstrated to them
many times, that they were-allowed to
rise above an awe stricken crowd in
Paris and start a journey that lasted
It was too uneveitful.a trip;,:tlhert _
frail aeronauts said, to merit any spe
cial mention. They got up all right,
the balloon acted properly, the winds
were gallantly kind, and they made a
MacMonnies' patriotic enthusiasm one
must know his commanding ambition;
the hope that lies closest to his heart
and torments his waking and sleeping,
hours with the fear that it may never
be realized. But those who are close
to him say that it will be realized, and,
it may be, soon. Mr. MacMonnies lives
in the hope that some day in America
-in New York, perhaps, or in Wash
ington-the great fountain that was
the crowning glory:, of the, Chleagp
World's Fair will be seen again in en.
during marble and bronze. The Aier
clan sculptor wishes his great work to
be in America, his gift to the land of
Of this fountain St. Gaudens paid:
"It is the finest fountain I have ever
seen." There can be no hibher praise
than that. No one who:was at the
most memorable of world's fairs will
ever forget it. There had been world's
fairs before and there have leen.'
world's fairs since; other fairs and"'
other fountains, many of them,; but
the memory of that one fountain en
dures. The Barge of State, with -the
Genius of Discovery, perched aloft, di
recting'the rowers-Agricilture, Conf
merce, Industry, Science, Architecture.,
Music, Painting and Sculpture-to the
shores of Destiny, while the great sea
horses, mounted by riders, pull their'
barge along, made the one prcture of
the Dream City that will never d
from the memories of those tha be
held it. When the Dream CtUrJ
with it, i ' 't 'i,' £
Mr. Ma" '' : 21 cheriph
dream ai,; , els. 1
now in the atelier at Glverny.
siderable cost he has preserv
and friends say, now that he'si
back to this country, the hope
has cherished will be fulfilled;
"I do not know what form It.i
take, this idea that they say is
ing into movement," said the sulp
"perhaps an appropriation by sol
city-New York, perhaps-or by
national government for Washingiton
perhaps a public subscription, I thhik(
I should like that form.
Surely, too, here is an opportunity
for some great patron of the aiSt ;
link his name with Fame, for Mr. UMa
Monnies' fountain is not an expert
ment or a thing to be done that nmai
or may not please, but a work of art
that has gained not- only the higheat
praiso of the greatest critics, but
rare combination-has won the undis
senting approval of the people,
Ricbfello-What a perfect complex4
ion Miss Beauty has?
Rival Belle-Yes. By the way, ish
is with her brother to-night. yo.
know him? He's a very p
porter of drugs, chemi
artclesr-New jrk .W