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The Lower Coast (azette.
DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF THE LOWER COAST : AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, FISHERIES AND COMMERCE.
VOLUME I. POINTE-A-LA-IIACIIE, LA., SATURDAY, FE1BRUARY 20, 1909. ! NUMBER 8.
Mother and Bcy Burn to Death While
Father is Digging Grave.
TAFT GIVEN A GRAND OVATION
Four Buciness Houses Destroyed By
Government Building Ind Free Mail
The state vetinary xamfiners had
74 applicants before Ithen at their
Governor Sanders inspected the
Southern University rm last week
and said it would h -e to be made
self-supporting or be sold.
The Louisiana te University
band is practicing fo the annual trip
to New Orleans, whe the cadets will
take part in the carm al parade.
Judge Brunof at B on Rouge held
that saloons within 0 feet air-line
of a church or schoo ome within the
provisions of the C '-Shattuck law,
and instructed lnd tments accord
Alexandria.-An Wnfortunate acci
dent occurred here n which the 12
year-old daughter o Turner Goldman
Sf of Spring Creek, h1 one of her legs
crushed by the tra railroad engine
of the Rapides mber Company,
I which struck her.
Lake Charles.- und has been
acquired at Kind. by a company
headed by J. Alto Foster, manager
of the Lake Char rice mill, for a
rice mill to be b in time for the
coming season. e mill will have
600 barrels daily apacity and will
f cost $50,000. Citi ns of Kinder "do
nated the site a guaranteed free
dom from taxatlo for ten years.
Monroe.-W. Christian, depot
agent for the Iro Mountan at RIv
S erton, is missing d along with him
the company's m ey and -everything
that could be co ed into money.
Christian -wa" ch into the office
SAbeu a week a nd the last seen
of hlna was in M e Saturday night.
He has two blan express money or
`'s" deM and took coupon tickets.
b1e Alberican ety Company was
, on his bond for ,000.
w o,i . at, T Belated. news has
. : ached!here f Florein, La., to the
: .lerect that' Mrs. RI Salter and her
laoartearold Hoyt,; were burned
i l death seve miles from that
. ,6a While ing with fire Sun
S ythe little 1ow's clothiug be.
S.. e.t ignited. in her efforts 'to
her - boy he mother's dress
. ,i rt fire. were so badly burn
` .-. M -that hey in. fearful agony.,
''i-thr w war6 from home at
i, ,:, apandra. e Alexandriabroom
15t: W, of " A. ABroussard and
G, P . Jr are the promoters,
t ~to b . operations between
4,<lb~i t and eenth of next month.
Yth fantory be located oni Mon
1Ws atreet. machinery will be
42 4 t'0b rtl thin the next few
_- The-' . oters are'also con
for planting and harvest
. ofbroo oorn In large quabti
- *stoi ~ -The reports recei,.
"'i here o the. surrounglnn sugar
te*i' tto Is to the effect that
4*Ztgeent weather did lno dam
Oto the l crop. The 'ground
oact f deep enough to do
t-- r'r an planters report that
~ e e stubble, are in per
cdaB. Nven .the second
t ib is Ln a~ obd state of
A majority.of the cane
r fls flah planting. their
-hBt a Week. Many have
.St d and, as a rule, In
he farmers have in.
an acreage and cut
the that in the past
itCcotton, ont account of
tott .-That there were
S ms h many as nhine hundred
The ry eertthates froin
s rtate ment .i revealed byI:
I ato hLae-been reqeoved
S t rd a.t of education from
' ttity4v iAshes, shdwing that
. 41? - j lt- the examination.
SSpee r Harris ·ha announced
*T who . teaches in
Ssohioolt must have
r. iartle ism
is, The apportion
ed on 11.35 for each
- beAeka for the sixh
'- otl land money to
."" im~nt parishes.
ip aettons e
ru' lt that it
i I . .w e ,CM
/a4 shoiq thetA
~ vay.M Buy
Mansfield, La.-The storm on Feb
ruary 5 did considerable damage in
the De Solo oil field. Two derricks
belonging to the Gulett Oil Company
were blown down, and the machinery
damaged to the extent of about
$1,000. Work is being pushed vigor
C ously on two wells, one of which is
producing considerable gas and a
small quantity of oil. The indications
are so favorable that it Is now little
trouble to induce speculators to in
vest in the stock of the company.
.\lonroe.-Bastrop was visited by a
disastrous fire. Four business houses
were completely destroyed, the Bas
trop State Bank building damaged
and for a time the whole town
threatened. The fire department de
serve great credit for the fight they
put up, as their work no doubt saved
the balance of the town. The fire
started at about 1:30 and originated
in the building belonging to L. E.
Bentley, and occupied by the New
e York racket store, of which A. L.
Britton is the proprietor. The Fried
ham building, occupied by the Na
tional packing ('ompany as a meat
warehouse, wa: destroyed, as was the
building owned and occupied by I. 1.
Thomas, a grocery store and butcher
shop, and the building of A. Domnino,
occupied by him as a grocery store
and fruit stand. The origin of the
fire is unknown. The loss will reach
about $8,000, with a partial insurance.
Winnfield.-Postmaster Eagles has
received a letter from Assistant Su
pervising Architect Charles E. Kem
free, at Washington, D. C., saying
that a bill had been introduced in
the House of Representatives mak
ing appropriation for a government
building in VWinnfleld. Inquiries were
made as to the space required for a
postoffice, the location of a corner lot
k for the erection of such a building
near the business center of the city
and other data. Such a buildiAg has
becom a necessity to handle the
malls. The postoffice business is in
crasing rapidly, and the receipts
growing each month. This office will
soon reach a second-class position.
The receipts have grown from $664.08
in 1908 to $791.43 in,1909 for Janu
ary. A rural route will oe establish
ed here April 1. The town has reach
ed the proportions that entitle it to
t free delivery, with the houses num
I bered and streets designated. These
facilities have been discussed for
I some time.
Baton Rouge.--The approaching
adoption of the school books in Louis.
lana has brought out a large crop of
Louislana school book authors. There
are six Louisiana authors who have
submitted books to the State Board
, of education for adoption in Louis
iana. Some have had their books
on the market in the past, and oth
ers have just issued their books and
placed them before the state board.
The Louisiana authors who have sub
.mitted books to the state board for
adoption are: Col. J. W. Nicholson
of Baton Rouge, series of mathemat
ics; Miss Grace King, New Orleans,
history of Louisiana; J. B. Aswell,
State Normal School, spellers; lMiss
Agnes Morris, State Normal, civil
government; Mrs. Hattie F. Magru
der, Baton Rouge, history oi Louis
iana; H. E. Chambers, New Orleans,
history of United States. Four years
ago the State Board of Education
took the position that the primary
thing to be considered was the merit
of the book offered, but that, all oth
er- thiqgs "being equal, preference
would be giveh lo Ibutisiana authors.
Whether this position will be taken
this year 'remains to be seen.
New Orleans.- William Howard
Taft of Ohio, who on Wednesday was
offilcially declared president-elect of
the United States, arrived in New
Orleans for the third time in his life
Thursday afternoon: this time being
greeted in a manner thoroughly in
keeping with the exalted dignity he
is sopn to assume. 'Thev president
elect' and his party were landed from
the cruiser by the General Newton at
thehead of Canal street, and there
the parade formatiac was taken up.
The parade was~an imposing one and
very creditable. It was a splenaid
triumphal march fqr Mr. Taft through
the principal streets of New Orleans,
and gave the enthusiastic citizens an
opportunity to pay their popular trib
ute to the big man from Ohio. The
bublic greeting at the Ciy Hall was
splendidly managed, and Mr. Taft
had an opportunity to speak without
interruption, except for the great ap
plause which punctuated his remarks
every now and then. Maybr Behr
man was singularly happy th his
greeting, and Mr. Taft's reply, though
short, was full of meat. He respond
ed feelingly to the greeting, then dis
cussed the purpose of the trip to
Zanama, announcing that the board
of ensineers, who had gone with him,
found the work to be good and the
plami for the~tfuture satisfactory. He
turned a joke on the mayor's sugges
to01 to allow the people of New Or
leans to make his cabinet for him,
and cOcluded by paying a tribute to
the hospitality of New Orleans and
the good nature of the crowds.
Grand Cane.-In the near future
the )texas and Pacific Railroad Com
pany.will erect a handsome passen.
ier depOt at tidls place. The present
buildis, which is a combination pas
s-~.ge nd t reight depot, 11il be
tiovei about. sixty feet north and the
iiwt fitieture wmll be ereeted where
Son6 ,now stands. The old
. i# l *111 re ?o'ueled an uned
Ze1: al 'Th&4~sSpa0ny 1%'i
w~P~i 6nel sou~ZCtb hr~O
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Uncle Sam--Say, Boys, Got to Hold Down on Those .Fires aI Little Till
This Bin Fills Up Somes.
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This ~A Bin ill Up ome
SMITH SENT UP FOR LIFE
TUDGE BUCKLEY OVERRULES
MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL.
Miss Estelle Smith Was Crushed
and Sobbed Bitterly When the
Verdict Was Rendered.
Columbus, Miss.-Life imprisonment
in the per.itentiary is all that awaits
Charles R. Smith, the wealthy Lowndes
county planter, who killed Eugene A.
Laurent, of Nashville, at Artesia, Miss.,
unless the Supreme Court of Mississippi
changes the septence pronounced by
Judge John L. Buckley upon the noted
defendant Friday afternoon, after over
ruling the motion for a new trial.
''We, the jury, find the defendant
guilty as charged, but disagree as to
the punishment," was the verdict when
returned by the jury.
Judge Buckley thanked the jurors for
their attention to all evidence and ar
guments presented them regarding the
case, and discharged them forthwith.
The verdict was received in quietude
by every one. The defendant did not
change his expression in the slightest.
His interest did not seem to be at any
Miss Estelle Smith, the daughter who
has been dragged into the tragedy, who
has borne bravely everything that has
been said concerning her, was perhaps
the most crushed by the verdict. She
tried hard to stay a flow of tears, but
filial love was too hard to conquer. It
seemed as though she wanted to lend
just one more helping hand to a con
victed father, and was trying to help
him bear his fate. She raised her veil
and sobbed bitterly, convulsively, .yet
THE BLUE AND GRAY UNITE
Notables Participate in Lincoln Ex
ercises at Atlanta.
Atlanta, Ga.-Veterans of the oppos
ing armies in the great conflict between
the States-those who wore the gray as
well as those who wore the blue
joined in paying honor to the memory
of Abraham Lincoln. Exercises com
'memorating the 100th anniversary of the
birth of the martyred president, held in
the.Trinity Methodist Church, were par
ticipated in by the members of q. M.
Mitchell Post No. 1, Grand Army of the
Republic; United Confederate Veterans,.
Sons of Confederate Veterans and mem
bers of the United States Army.
Rev. James VW. Lee, D. Da, pastor of
Trinity Church and a native Georgian,
delivered the address of the evening.
Dr- Lee's touching tribute to Lincoln
brought tears to the eyes of the im
mense audience. At the close of the
ecercises the audience, led by the promi
nent veterans of the two armies present,,
joined in singing "My Country, 'Tis of
LIQUOR MEN LOSE.
Express. Companies Do Not Have to
Perform C. 0. D. Services.
Washington.-That express comnpan
les can inot be compelled to perform "C.
O. D." service for the liquor traffic, was
held by the interstate commerce com
mission in the case of the Royal Brew
ing Company against the Adams Express
The express company had established
a rule against collecting for shippers the
purchase price of intoxicating liquors.
Will Try Atmendinents.
. Washington.-The Tennessee delega
tion in the House caucused Friday on
the' proposition of whether .the Demo.
erata shold :frame a separate tariff bill
to be presented during the forthcoming
edxtra session of Congress or ~sbrpehoot
the. Reapublihn bill with amendmeiit.
No defiit; .agremenit ; ra re_ hed, the
itelegati bnlng divided. The Indika
tidies hwiver, Are thft the deleaion
TAFT DAY AT NEW ORLEANS
President-Elect Is Honored Guest at
New Orleans, La.--President-elect
Taft breathed the distinctive atmos
.phere of New Orleans hospitality Fri
day. With the shades of evening there
gathered abou$ him at the banquet
board a genial host, multiplied by emi
nence, rank and distinction.
The entertainment feature was a
Creole banquet, where the fattened oys
ters, the savoriness of the cuisine, with
its hundreds of years of perfection and
reputation blended with the honeyed
words of compliment and oratory, music
and floral tributes into a scene of ani
mation and vivacity, tempered with re
spect and dignity. "Mr. Taft was toasted
by the governor, the 'mayor, by citizens
of prominence and speakers of reputa
Mr. Taft responded in the spirit of
t,,- occasion. He talked of his desire as
the chief executive to represent the
whole nation, and of his intention to
make the representatives of the admin
istration in the South represent the best
element of the communities in whicb
WILL PAY- FINE IN COIN.
Oil Company to Give Texas $1,700,
000 in Silver.
Galveston, Tex.-General Manager W.
S. Hancock, of the Waters-Pierce Oil
Company, makes the announcement
that his company will pay the fine of
$1,700,000 impose.. by Texas in its trust
prosecutioh in silver coins. He says
the money will be shipped in silver dol
lars, and the State will be given as much
trouble as possible for having penalized
It will require three express cars to
transport the 'money from St. Louis 'o
Austin, and will take one expert mon my
handler 35 days to count the coins.
The Waters-Pierce management con
templated paying the fine in half dollars
and quarters, but the banks in St. Louis
refused to make up the sum in these
STATE WHOLESALING BOOZE
Oklahoma Is Selling Confiscated
Guthrie, Okla.-The State of Okla
homa is a wholesaler of intoxicating li
quors, and is selling to wholesalers in
Kansas City and St. Louis the confis
cated liquors which' heretofore have
been either sold through the' State dis
pensaries, or if of inferior grade, dumped
into sewers. Thus far three carloads
confiscated at Tusla and Sapulpa have
been sold as above outlined, and an
other carload is ready for delivery.
After all costs of the confiscating are
paid, one-half of the receipts of such
sales go to the State's detectives making
the raids and the other half into the
good roads fund of the county where
the goods are confiscated.
RIOT CLAUSE UPHELD.
Insurance Cannot be Collected on Prop
erty Destroyed by Night
Frankfort, Ky.-Upholding the "ric
clause" of insurance policies carried oa
tobacco and tobacco barns in Western
Kenftucky, the court of appeals .today
reversed the Caldwell circuit cor t in
the cases of five: fire insurance compa
nies against the Imperial Tobacco Com
pany of Kentucky. The effect of this
opipion is that noFrecov'ery of insurance
can be made by owners of such tobacco
and barns where .fired and destroyed by
Run Negroes Out of Pittsburg.
Pittsburg.-In a raid early today the
police of Brownsville, Pa., 'arrested 150
negres who have been loafing about the
coke ovens. All were discharged at a
lhearing later andtordered to leave town
except six, who itre being held pending
ain investigation of their recrds in Pittse
hbg, Cliveland aM other plaees. Ae.
cording to the Drownsvillae *uthoritie,
inatof the egroe ard fro Pteb
whsick pipee hey left 'vh li e polie.
eholeP agle~ obt4 o groes ons. 1
WIND AND WEATHER
MISSISSIPPI VISITED BY HIGH
WIND AND HAID RAIN.
Vicksburg Damaged by a 60-Mile
Gale-Worst Weather of Win
ter in Chicago.
Jackson, Miks.-A severe wind and
rain storm struck this section during the
early part of Sunday afternoon, follow
ing a close, dense atmnoslphere during the
morning, with slow showers. For an hour
the wind blew at a rate of about fifty
miles an hour, accolmnpanie by torrents
of rain and a steadily lowering tempera
From reporlts to hand.'there was con
sideral)ble damage elsewhere as a result
of the storm, which appears to have bee,
more severe below this point.
HURRICANE HITS VICKSBURG.
Scores of Houses Unroofed and Negro
Vicksburg, Miss.-- hurrianne gale
with a velocity of sixty miles an hour
hit Vicksburg about 1::30 o'loc.k Sun
day and played havoc with 'oofs and
flimsy negro cabins. A score of frail
shanties were demolished. In the down
town district portions of roofs and busi
ness houses were blown off, and the soak
ing rain that followed did much water
'J'elephone and telegraph wires were
prostrated. Steamboat craft in the river
,harbor were terrifically lashed, but es
caped with little damage. The gale blew
direct from the northwest and for nearly
thirty iminutes whipped the city in
spots. hMany people were panic-stricker
CYCLONE VISITS STEPHENS.
Twister Mowed Path Through Town,
Stephens, Ark.-At 3 o'clock Sunday
morning Stephens was swept by one of
the worst cyclones that has ever visited
this section of the State. Houses were
twisted and blown down and unroofed,
and great damage to property followed
the storm as it tore its way through
the town. The path of the cyclone war
from 200 to 300 yards wide.
ZERO WEATHER IN KANSAS.
Traffic Tied Up on Account of Heavy
Kansas City, Mo.-Zero weather and
a nasty sleet and snow storm prevailed
in the Southwest Sunday night. All over
Kansas the fall of sleet was heavy, caus
ing a delay to traffic and wire communi
cation. 'In Oklahoma the storm began
Saturday night with a rain, followed by
a sudden drop of 48 degrees in tempera
ture. Sleet and snow fell almost contin
uously for many hours. Railroad traffic
is at a standstill in many places.
WORST YET AT CHICAGO.
Heavy Snow and Sleet Play Havoc with
Chlicago.--What appeared to be an or
dinary winter storm of small propor
tions Sunday developed into the most
troublesome and disagreeable period in
the history of the Lake Michigan region.
relegraph and telephone communication
between Chicago and the outside world
was interrupted seriously by the heavy
snow and sleet which covered the ground
and made transportation next to impos
sible. The storm was accompanied by
heavy sleet and snow,,and the velocity
of the wind added to the general disccm
fort and lack of transportation facilities.
Northern Illinois, Northern Indiana,
h'orthern Ohio, Missouri, Kansas, Io-va,
and Southern Wisconsin were cut off
from communication with the outride
world early in the night.
U. S. Blind Tiger.
Newnan, Ga.-Charged with keeping
whisky for the purpose of sale within
the city, Judge W. B. W. Dent, United
States commis.ioner, has been sentenced
to pay a fine of $100 by the mayor.
Judge Dent pleaded not guilty wheln
placed on trial. Five kegs of whisky
were found in Judge Dent's possession,
four in a warehouse, and one was taken
to a boarlding Ihouse. The judge said he
was accustomed to his toddy, and fear
ing the prohibition movement might cut
his supply off, he ordered enough to be
To Preach Own Funeral.
Fairfield, Ill.-The voice of the Rev.
Daniel Bassett Leach, who died at his
home at Bone Gap, Ill., near here, will
be heard over his own grave. A short
time before he died the minister, who
was almost 90 years old, had several of
his short, sermons and prayers placed on
graphophone records in his house, and he
requested that the records be used at his
funeral, and his last request will be
granted. He also had a benediction
placed on the machine, and this will be
the last of the records used over the
State Beats Telephone.
Atlanta, Ga.-Following a recent de
iesion of Judge Newman, denying the pe
tition for injunction filed by the Western
Union Telegraph Company to prevent the
State from collecting tax upon its fran
chises, fiats have been issued by Attor
ney-General Hart against the company
to collect the tax for 1908. The tax
is $5,250. It is understood that the
company will carry the case to the Unit
oil States supreme Court upon the ground
tht }ts franchise is national. The value
of the franchise for i908 has been as
ease4 at about $500,000:
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SOUTHERN CONGRESS WORK
Permanent Headquarters to Be in
IWashiigton.--\lMau:naging D)irector G.
C(ros'venoir Dawes, of t he Soulth ierni ('itn
Imercial (' onress, \ ,o is here to estab
lishl permanent headquarter., -:iil withi
reference to the objects of the ton
gress and their relation to thli South:
"The South is the richest section in
the country. Yet in a enst'e it is lthe
poorest. it is the most fterltile sett ion
and the one least undler-toil. Now,
our prohlemn is to chiange the conditions
so that every one will ':now the truth
about the south and the South will
benefit by it.
"'the work we will do is a fremuen
dous one. The eflort- s will be divided. so
that one group of iell'ort will be directied
toward selietetl inunigration; another
group will he directed toward lrining
a certain line of capital to, develop a
certain line of resoutrces, and so on."
WILL STUDY BOLL WEEVIL
Entomological Laboratory to Be Es
tablished in Delta.
1'ashingto..-Th'e allpproplriatlion for
the bureaut of entonmologv was increased
by the house in order to, eiinable the de
partment of agriculture to establlish an
entomological Ilaboratorv someiwhere in
the delta of M1ississilppi or Louiisiana. It
is the opinion of the chief of that lu
reau that the climatic conditions in those
sections being so different from any in
tder which the hill weevil has heretofore
existed may develop new life anti hab
its, and that a close study of thesle may
be helpful in the etfort now being made
to discover some means for his destrue
Dr. Howard, chief of the bureau, be
lieves he has already discovered a para
site which will work havoc among the
weevil, and as they continue their prog
ress across the cotton states it is his
.opinion that the new parasites will con
tinue to attack them. It is, therefore.
necessary to be watchful, in order to dis
cover these exterminating parasites when
GEORGIA WHISKY MEN LOSE
Will Have to Pay Rentals on Prop
erty Closed by Prohibition.
Atlanta, Ga.-Persons in Georgia who
leased property at high figures for bar.
room purposes, without so stipulating
in their contract, must still pay high
rentals, though bar-rooms have been
closed by State-wide prohibition law, ac
cording to supreme court decision hand
ed down Thursday.
The court holds that the passage of a
law prohibiting the sale of whisky con
stitutes' no abatement of the rent of
property used for that purpose, unless
it has been so stipulated in the rental
The decision was made in the Albion
Hotel case, from Augusta. The lessee
refused to pay full rental after prohi
bition forced the closing of the hotel bar.
The court holds that the fact that the
lessee took the hotel, thinking he could
continue the sale of whisky, does not
entitle him to an abatement or diminu
tion of the rent, since there was no
covenant on the part of the landlord.
Decision means landlords will collect
thousands of dollars from whisky men
whom the State put out of business."
BISHOP HOSS RESTING EASY
Will Be Operated on at Baltimore
Baltimore, Md.-Bishop E. E. Ho.ss, of
Nashville, who arrived here Wednesday
to undeigo an operation at the Johns
Hopkins Hospital for intestinal trouble,
is resting easily. Upon the advice of
Dr. Hugh H. Young, the specialist who
will treat him, the bishop ip still con
fined to his bed at the Hotel Rennert,
and will remain there until Sunday
morning, before being removed to the
hospital. Dr. Young is desirous of al
lowing the bishop a complete rest from
his long journey before operating. The
operation will be performed next week.
In the meantime, the bishop is being de
nied the privilege pf seeing any visitors,
for he has many friends in Baltimore.
The ailment from which hlie is suffering
will necessitate a serious operation, and
everything is now being done to allow
the, bishop to gather sufficient strength
to stand the ordeal. hmprovenment in
his condition cannot be possible until the
surgeon's knife has been used, said the
REAL ESTATE MAN HELD.
Claimed Chicago Man Obtained $50,000
by Forged Mortgage.
Chicago.-Obtaining between $40,000
and $30,000 by means of forged mort
gages is alleged by the police against
Elmer C. Duensing, a Chicago real estate
man. Duensing is.said to have disap
peared from his home on December 30
last. The police declared Duensing's
method of operation was similar to leat
of Peter Van Vlissingen, now serving a
term in prison for forgeries aggregating
KILL AN'rI-JAP RESOLUTION.
Oregon Legislator Pleads for Re-enact
ment of Exclusion Act.
Salem, Ore.-Senator Bailey's anti
Japanese resolution was defeated in the
senate Tuesday when the majority re
port of the resolutions committee was
accepted. This was not accomplished,
howevei, until after Bailey had argued
for the .re-enactment of the Chinese ex
clusion act and for its broadening to
include Japanese, Malays, Hindus and
all other Asiaties.
of the California Fig Syrup C('o. and the
scientific attainments of its chemists have
rendered possible the production of Syrup
of Figs and Elixir of Senna, in all of its
excellence, by obtaining the pure medic
inal principles of plants known to act most
beneficially and combining them most
skillfully, in the right proportions, with
its wholesome and refreshing Syrup of
As there is only one genuine Syrup ol
Figs and Elixir of Senna and as the gen
uine is manufactured by an original
method known to the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, it is always necessary to buy the
genuine to get its, beneficial effects.
A knowledge of the above facts enabk~s
one to decline imitations or to return th,.m
if, upon viewing the package, the full name
of t he California Fig Syrup Co. is not iound
printed on the front thereof.
"BOBBY" WAS SO NERVOUS.
He Was Not to Be Agitated, Even by
It was moving day for the summer
colony along the North shore of Mas
sachusetts. On the morning train
from Rockport, bearing many well
known Bostonians to their town
houses for the winter, rode a stormy
old gentleman from the west. At
Pride's crossing a family of three
father, mother and daughter-boarded
the train, bearing respectively the
family treasures: One pet poodle, one
gray cat in a blue blanket, and one
traveling clock in a much worn leath
er case. The party had no sooner
found seats across from the western
er, than it became apparent that the
excitement of boarding the tr#1n had
caused a commotion among the pets.
The cat was chided for talking aloud.
"Calm yourself, Bobby," said his mis
tress. "Be yourself once more-we
are now on our way home." Where
upon Bobby grew calm.
The poodle became restless in the
company of his master on a seat in
front and signified his yearning for
Bobby's company by climping up the
back of the seat and casting goo-goo
eyes at the Tabby. The sympathetic
mistress understood at once and said:
"You may come over here and sit ,
with us; Percy, dear, on one condition
-you must not agitate Bobby.",
This was too much for the stormy
westerner. With a loud snort he
reared up, pawed his hand-bag from '
the rack above his head, and pranced
into a coach ahead.
.BRINGING HIM OUT.
Asker--How is it you never speak
to Dufily? I'm sure he's a diamond in
Miss Trimm-Yes; I think so, too-'
that's why I'm cutting him.
Easy Come, Easy Go.
A passerby at Broad and Lombard
streets in Philadelphia once heard
the following dialogue between a la
borer who was digging in a sewer and
a stout, beaming lady with a capacious
market basket on her arm:
"Ah, good marnin' to you, Pat," said
she leaning over and looking into the
pit. "And what are you doin'?"
"Good marniln', Bridget," he replied,
looking up. "I'm a-earnln' alimony for
yees. And what are you doin'?"
"Sure, I'm a-spendin' it," replied
Bridget airily, as she trotted off.
A little fellow of five years fell and
cut his upper lip so badly that a doc
tor had to be summoned to sew up the
wound. In her distress the mother
could not refrain from saying: "Oh,
doctor, I fear it will leave a disfigur
Tommy looked up into her tearful
face, and said: "Never mind, mam
ma, my mustache will cover it."
Coffee to Postum.
The large army of persons who have
found relief from many chronic all
ments by changing from coffee to
Postum as a daily beverage, is grow.
ing each day.
It is only a simple question of trying
it for oneself in order to know the joy
of returning health as realized by an
Ills, young lady. She writes:
"I had been a coffee drinker nearly
all my life and it affected ,my stomach
-caused insomnia and I was seldom
without a headache. I had heard about
Postum and how beneficial it was, so
concluded to quit coffee and try it.
"I was delighted with the change.
I can now sleep well and seldom ever
have headache. My stomach has gotten
strong and I can eat without suffering
afterwards. I think my whole system
greatly benefited by Postum.
"My brother also suffered from stom
ach trouble while.he drank coiffee, but
now, since using Postum he feels so
much better he would not go back to
coffee for anything."
Name given by Postum ho., Battle
Creek, Mich. Read "The Road to Well.
ville," in pkgs. "There's a Reason."
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