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The Lower Coast (Gazete.
DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF THE LOWER COAST: AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, FISHERIES AND COMMERCE.
VOLUME I. POINTE-A-LA-HIACHE, LA., SATURDAY, MAY 15, 1909. NUMBER 20.
DRAINAGE SCHEME
ENDORSED
ELECTION AT HOUMA SHOWS
PEOPLE APPROVE PLAN TO
RECLAIM 20.000 ACRES OF
LAND
FOR HANDSOME CITY HALL
Monroe to Erect a Building to Cost
$100,000-Will Enlarge Agri.
cultural Station.
Drainage Plan Carried at Election.
Hlouma.-An election was held in
the Prairie Drainage District of the
parish of Terrebonne last week for
the purpose of voting a drainage tax
of 25 aents per acre on all of the
land comprised in the district. The
board of commissioners of the drain
age district met and canvassed the
returns, showing that all three prop
ositions submitted to the voters were
carried, to-wit: First, to cut and
maintain -ea level drainage canal
within !the distr,ict, t, be Ilocated
between Bayous Terretonne and
Blue, to empty int othe Barataris
canal at Canal Belanger; second, to
impose a special acreage tax of 25
cents per acre for ten years on every
acre of land in the district; third,
to issue bonds therefor to the amount
of $15,000, bearing 5 per cent inter
est per annum. An effort will be
made to start the dredge at once
on the canal. The undertaking will
reclaim some 20,000 acres of valuable
land, some of which lies immediate
ly north of the town of Houma. Be
sides putting this land into use at
once, the reclaiming of this land will
increase the assessment of the par
ish considerably.
Will Build Handsome City Hall.
Monroe,-The city council has de
cided to begin the construction of
thb new $100,000 city hall at once.
It is stated that there is money in
the treasury to the credit of the im
provement fund and with the tax
.due in the fall work could be begun
and continued without the sale of
the securities until later if it would
be necessary at all. The council au
thorized the mayor to make the ex
change of property agreed on with
the parish to secure new quarters for
the city court and different city de
partments, and to advertise for seal
ed proposals for the construction of
h~Ce at dcty.:halt Se0en bricebtWid-.
nlags will have, to be torn down, be
sides several old frame houses. New
quarters will have to be secured for
the city court, city council and cler
ical force of the water, light and
traction department. Both the par
ish and city jails will have to be
torn downy and provision made for
the care of the parish and city pris
oners. The Are department will also
have to be cared for. The council
appropriated $2,500 to aid in the con
struction of a model road from Mon
roe to Calhoun.
To Enlarge Agricultural Station.
Baton Rouge.-Accordlng to a re
port which the commissioner of ag
riculture and immigration has made
to Governor Sanders on the selec
tion of Crowley as the site for the
ezperiment station, the United States
Department of Agriculture, through
"Its bureau of plant industry, is not
only going to cooperate with the
stationl in the rice experiment work,
but will conduct practicly all of
its sdcientific rice. lnvestigation for
the Southwest at the Crowley sta
tion. This work will increase the
importance of the station, and give
lamore authority to its experiments.
SDesire Change in Freight Ratie.
New Orleans.-The entire yellow
pine lumber schedule of rates in the
c6oJnI nwest, of the Missssippi rv
r tis involved in a complaint of ex
cesulve rates flied with the Inter
state Commerce Commission, at
Washington. The complaint was in
atituted by the Louisiana Central
Lumber Company and 13 other lum
ber manufaoturlng concerns in the
,Southern yellow pine territory,
against the Chicago, Burlington and
Quinlcy Railroad Company and 31
,o'ther'l aterstate carriers. Reduction
t rates on yellow pine from Louis
is Arkansas, Missouri and Texas
to Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado and
Wyoming is demanded on the ground
that -they are excessive, unreason
able and unjust.
To Belt State With Model Road.
Baton Rouge.-It Is said to be the
aim of Governor Sanders to belt
Louiatana with a system of model
roadd, building a highway on each
aside of the Misssissppi river from
New Orleans to Baton Rouge, and
at the latter point diverging to Sims
port, Bunkle, Alexandria, Monroe,
aRustos, Minden, Shreveport, Mans
eldMy,any, Leesville . to Lake
uCharles, and thence along the South
ra Paificc back to New Orleans.
Fifty-four Members Initiated.
SNapoleonville.-Hundreds of mem
bebr r adjoining camps were here
several days ago to attend the inl
tiatlon of 14 candidates by the Wood
, iaes of the World.
t" e . P@robe Proilbition iolations.
: e ":: : ley.-The May term of dis
ena01: oiurt kas opened with Judge
G ampbell presillig. in his
5' " ~·I
To Relieve Hog Cholera Epidemic.
New Orleans.-Col. Charles Schu
ler, commissioner of agriculture and
immigration, and Dr. W. R. Dodson,
director of the slate experiment sta
tion, recently he!d a conference and
decided that it would be impossible
to ,establish a sanitary live stock
experiment station near Shreveport
as was requested by J. H. Fullove
and Dr. White, but they have decid
ed to give what immediate relief is
possible to the live stock raisers of
north Louisiana. especially around
Shreveport. It is estimated that
$4,000 worth of hogs have been lost
during the past several months from
hog cholera. Dr. Dodson will write
Dr. Conway, director of the Missouri
Experiment Station, and secure vac
cine points for the vaccination of
hogs In their immediate neighbor.
hood, and will secure estimates of
the cost of immunization of the hogs
in that section of the state that have
been exposed. This work, both Col
onel Schuler and Dr. Dodson agree,
belongs to the State Live Stock San
itary Board, but that board has no
funds with which to work.
Fast Truck Service Arranged.
Denham Springs.-The first large
shipment of truck was made from
this point last week by the local truck
growers. Ari'angements have been
made with the Illinois Central rail
road for the Baton Rouge and Ham
mond train to take the truck to -
Hammond, where the fast through
vegetable train will be held long
enough to get the shipments from
this section. This will give the Liv
ingston truck growers the same di
rect service to Northern markets that
is enjoyed by the truckers on the
main line, and will be the means of
making the truck industry all along
the line a paying business.
New Fighting Equipment.
Ruston.-Superintendent E. S. Gray
is installing $2,850 worth of new
electric appliances in the city pow
er house. These include a 100-kilo
watt two-phase Westinghouse alter
nator and an automatic transformer
for a 25-light arc lamp circuit. The
new alternator replaces a direct cur
rent dynamo, and will be used in con
nection with a single-phase alterna
tor, which has heretofore been used
for the incandescent lights. The ad
ditional equipment will provide for I
the town's needs for the next 15 1
years.
For Louisiana History Day.
New Orleans.-Miss Verona Keen
er of Lake Charles is inOeresting
the Daughters of the Confederacy
and the state officials in a proposi
tion to have a day set aside for the
teaching of Louisiana history. It is
the plan to have one day devoted by
the school children to the history of
their town, community, parish and
state, just as a day now is devoted
to the study of birds and the plant
Ing of trees. The proposition has
the approval df Governor Sanders
and State Superintendent Harris.
Check Holder Gets Verdict.
Mansfield.-The district court has
rendered judgment for $535 in favor
of Ella Schwartz of New Orleans
against a prominent planter of this
parish, based -upon checks alleged
to have been given by defendant
while in such an intoxicated qondi
tion that he did not know that he
signed them. The case was appeal
ed.
Spend $500,000 For Improvement.
Rochelle.--The saw mill of the Tre
mont Lumber Company at this place
was started recently, and is now in
operation on full time in all depart
ments. Over $500,000 has been spent
on this plant since its purchase by
the above-named mpany in 1907.
Will Contest Appraliser's Figures.
Baton Rouge.-It Is reported that
the Pullman Palace Car Company
will file a suit against the Louisiana
State Board of Appi'aisers contest
ing the assessment of the Pullman
cars in Louisiana for 1909, which
were assessed by the board at $12,
000 a car, an increase over the past
year of $2,000.
STATE BRIEFS.
P. P. Van Vleet of Memphis has
enjoined the disposing of stock of
the Evangeline Oil Company at Lake
Charles, claiming the company is be
ing wrecked in the interest of the
Standard Oil Company.
Count Louis Skarazynski is in New
Orleans studying liquor question on
behalf of International Leauge
against abuse of alcohol.
Elmore Williams, a negro, con
victed in De Soto parish of invol
untary manslaughter, was sentenced
to one hour in the state peniten
tiary. It cost $20 to transport the
prisoner, who received $5 cash, a
pair of shoes and a suit of clothing
on completing his term.
8. C. Querean of Gueydan was ap
pointed assistant director of the rice
experiment station at Crowley.
J. W. Taylor resigned as head of
the public school system at Baton
Rouge.
Baton .Rouge has a proposition
from Northern promoters to estab
lish a hardwood plant and furniture
factory.
Two negroes went to trial at
Franklin for the murder of Sidney
Roblchaux.
A boiler explosion at the saw mill
of the Baldwain Lumber Company,
aldWnll La., badly damaged the
pant and caused sralous iljury to
tfw naror hborer.
BUSY.
C -
*I /
.DIpLY N£U'$
I1 THE KILLING-MACHINE INDUSTRY 80 ABSORBING THAT HE
HAS NO TIME FOR RESCUE WORKt
MORSE IS PENNILESS GOES THROUGH PASS
EVERY VESTIGE OF $30,000,000 I
FORTUNE IS GONE.
Says No Member of His Family Has
Any Property in Which
He Is Interested.
New York.-Charles W.. Morse, the
former banker, who is now in the Tombs
prison, under sentence for violation of
the national banking laws, has not a
share of stock, a bond or a piece of real
estate left of his fortune, which was
estimated at $30,000,000, according to
evidence which 'he gave in supplement
ary proceedings made public Friday.
?Morse was at one time one of the
largest holders of securities of the $60,
000,000 Consolidated Steamship Com
pany and controlled three national
banks. He testified in the supplement
ary proceedings that he had given all
his property to creditors to secure his
debts.
Mr. Morse said that the largest
amount of bank stock which he formerly
owned was hypothecated "in some twen
ty-odd hundred banks" through Moseley
& Co. He stated that he owed E. J. B.
Berwind $1,140,000, and that he gave
Mr. Berwind $1,900,000 of Consolidated
Steamship stock and his residence on
Fifth avenue, all of which, Mr. Morse
said, was insufficient to cover his in
debtedness.
Mr. Morse said that no member of his
family had any property in which he
was interested.
MUST SERVE PEt' :AGE TERMS
Federal Supreme Court Denies Writ
in W. S. Harlan Case.
Pensacola, Fla.-Manager W. S. Har
lan, of the Jackson Lumber Company,
of Lockhart, Ala.; Robert Gallagher, as
sistant superintendent, and three of the
company's foremen will have to serve
terms in the Atlanta federal prison, to
which they were sentenced in the United
States circuit court here three years ago
on the charge of conspiracy to commit
peonage.
Manager Harlan is one of the most
prominent lumber men of the South, and
the mills at Lockhart, where it was al
leged foreigners were held as peons, are
the largest in this section.
Mr. Harlan is a nephew of Justice
Harlan, of the United States siupreme
court.
EDITORS BOARD BATTLESHIP
Members of Louisiana Press Associa
tion Guests of Mississippi.
New Orleans.-Lying serenely at an
chor in the great stream whose name it
bears, after having journeyed through
the passes and up the river without un
toward happening, the U. S. battleship
Mississippi was boarded and inspected
by a throng of interested visitors Fri
day. Among those who went on the
big ship were a hundred or more Louis
iana editors. They were passing through
New Orleans on the way to their re
spective homes, after attending the an
nual meeting of the leuisiana Press As
sociation, at Covington, La.
Numerous tenders of hospitality have
been extended to the officers and crew
of the Mississippi during its stay in
this port. The principal feature of en
tertainment will be a banquet to the of
ricers of several Southern states. Prom
inent officials of the Lakes-to-the-Gulf
Deep Waterway Association are expect
ed to be present.
Improvement in Texas.
Waco, Tex.--Crop prospects have
greatly improved during the past ten
days. In Central Texas good rains have
fallen from Waxahachie south, extend
ing as far as San Antonio, and west to
Brownwbod. While about two weeks
late, cotton is practically all planted,
a fair portion up and doing well. South
Texas is about three weeks late, and
while this section received seattered
showers recently, more rain is needed.
southwest, West and Northwest Texas
are suffering very much from the drouth.
BATTLESHIP MISSISSIPPI WEL
COMED AT NEW ORLEANS.
To Show Depth of River, Big Shir
Anchors at Wharf, Almost
Against the Levee.
New Orleans.--The people of the low
er Mississippi valley, especially those of
New Orleans, are happy. The big bat
tleship Mississippi, which has been
brought from the naval station at Guan
tanamo, Cuba, to receive a silver service
from the people of the state from which
she takes her name, Thursday crossed
the bar at mouth of the Mississippi,
entered South Pass and came up the
river to New Orleans without mishap
of any kind.
The ear-splitting screech of myriads
of whistles, the clang of hundreds of
bells and the enthusiastic cheers of
thousands of excited and patriotic citi
zens who packed the river front in spite
of the heat of an almost tropical sun,
the big battleship. Mississippi, the pride
of Uncle Sam's Navy, arrived at New
Orleans soon after noon.
As she rounded the curve below Al
giers, the noise began, and for five min
utes it seemed as though every siren and
locomotive whistle in the state had en
tered into competitioa: to see which could
make the most noise.
Quick to take advantage of the suc
cessful trip through the passes, those
who made provisions in New Orleans for
the reception of the big ship had her
tied up to the Jackson avenue wharf,
almost against the bank, instead of per
mitting her to apehor in midstream.
Even this close in there was a hundred
feet of water under almost the entire
ship.
TO IMPEACH RATE JUDGES
Murphy Incensed Over Telegram
From Hagerman.
Washington.-Formal charges of im
peachment against Federal Judges Phil.
ips and McPherson, of the western dis
trict of Missouri, are to be filed by Rep
resentative Murphy, of that state, who
made announcement of that fact Thurs
day.
Incensed over a telegram to Attorney
General Wickersham by Frank Hager
man, attorney for eighteen railroads, in
which Mr. Hagerman characterized Mr.
Murphy's resolution of inquiry into the
official conduct of the two judges as
"an outrageous tissue of misrepresenta
tion," Mr. Murphy held the attention of
the house with a repetition of the
charges which he had made in his origi
nal resolution.
His colleague, Mr. Rucker, corroborat
ed all that he said in denunciation of
the action of the two judges in connec
tion with Missouri's 2-cent passenger
rate law and the maximum freight law,
and remarked that Judge Phillips ought
to have been impeached twenty years
ago.
TENNESSEE BOY KIDNAPED.
Lad's Mother Believed to Be Behind
Scheme to Get Him.
San Bernardino, Cal.-Kidnaped and
furnished with money by an unknown
party, young Bryan Alexander, the 12
year-old son of I. J. Alexandey, was
stolen away from his home near Red
lands, and placed aboard the Salt Lake
limited, bound for his old home in Mor
ton, Tenn., where the boy's mother re
sides. Alexander, -with his clhildren,
came to California for his health. His
wife refused to follow, and is believed
to have furnished the money to start
the lad home.
Hargis' Sorrows Increase.
Lexington, Ky.--Sorrows, are coming
in battalions upon the house of Hargis.
Beach Hargis was sentenced to life im
prisonment .last week at Irvine for the
murder of his father, Judge James IHar
gis, and now comes the threatened men
tal derangement of Ensign Edward G.
Hargis, of the United States navy, who
has been at the home in this city of
his father, former Senator Alexander H.
Hargis, on sick leave, but is now with
relatives at Jackson, the seat of all the
family's troubles.
TOBACCO IN TEXAS E
PRODUCT OF 'HE FIRST QUALITY
ASSURED.
Experiments Have Shown That the a
Proper Soil for Growing the h
Highest Grade Is Found
in the State.
After experimenting for several V
yoars with cigar leaf tobacco in Texas, c
growers now believe they have found
the proper soil for growing first qual
ity tobacco. Through the courtesy of S
A. H. Prince, formerly connected with c
the bureau of plant industry as ar
tobacco expert, the following account I
of conditions in the Lone Star state is
presented: t
The 1908 crop of Texas tobacco 1
proved beyond all possible doubt that 1
the Texas grown product is destined
to become one of the principal types
of cigar leaf. During recent years the
acreage planted in tobacco in Texas
has been diminishing, rather than in- .
creasing, but during this time new i
soils were being tried, and the finding
of a soil that produces a superior I
quality of tobacco has resulted in the
industry being transferred to a new t
section of the state. 1
In east Texas lies what is known as I
the "red belt," consisting of a strip I
of land from three to five miles wide s
and extending some hundred miles or (
more through the counties of Sabine, (
San Augustine, Nacogdoches, Chero
kee and Anderson. The largest area
of this soil is found in San Augustine
county. At first sight this land ap
pears identical with some of the red
clay soils )f the eastern states, but a
closer examination shows it to be en
tirely different in character.
This soil consists of a rich, sandy
silt loam, whereas the red clay is
stiff in its nature. A peculiar feature
of the red lands proper is that, al
f though they lie 150 miles or so from
the gulf of Mexico and at an elevation
approximating 400 feet above sea
level, oyster and other sea shells are
found in the deposits of marl which
e underlie the belt. The geological evi
L dences that this land was at one time
I submerged are unmistakable.
i, When it was discovered that this
e soil was identical with the Cuban to
p bacco soils experiments were at once
begun to determine the character of
a tobacco leaf it would produce. In
1908 about 200 acres were planted at
f widely separated points in the belt,
. and this was the first crop that could
e be considered of commercial impor
tance. These 1908 crops were a dis
' tinct success, the quality of the leaf
a being excellent, and leaving but little,
V if any, doubt in the minds of those
competent to judge that the product
- would take well in the tobacco mar
' kets.
d Prom 700 to 1,000 pounds per acre
1' were made from the first crop, while
d in some cases a second, and even a
third crop of 500 pounds was secured
from suckers. This tobacco sold
e readily at 15 to 20 cents a pound,
,r bringing the gro'er from $100 to $270
r an acre. A good percentage of wrap
f, pers possessing a perfect burn and a
rwhite ash was selected from these
r. crops.
d Preparations are being made for a
C much larger acreage this season, and
planting is now going on. Packing
houses are being opened up in which
this tobacco and future crops will be
handled, and sweat and small cigar
n factories are being established to
manufacture same into cigars.
1
1. Good Roads.
- The big public question this year
o will be road improvement. It seems
5- strange that there should be any "op
position" to those who want better
y roads, but if you think there is no
. opposition, start a road campaign in
n your locality and find out. As a mat
r. ter of fact, the road problem is of far
more importance to the farmer than
either the tariff or silver question. A
good road costs money. It is a busi
ness investment requiring a large out
ly of cash at first, and the interest on
this investment comes back not only
Sdirectly in the form of cash, but in
directly, as the farmer along the road
• is able to save horsepower in hauling
f his crops to market. The chief ques
c- tion is how is the money to be raised?
r Who is to handle and pay it out? It
v, is a financial matter rather than a
t question of engineering skill. It ought
s to be debated and redebated in every
schoolhouse in the land.-Oklahoma
'armer.
Education of VWlue.
The school garden has no equal as
an aid to nature study. It brings the
- child in close touch with nature and
a nature's laws. It can be used in cor
Srelation with all other branches taught
e in the school room. The practice in
r- measuring and marking out the gar
e- den, systematically planting the seed,
n, teaches the child to put into actual
is practice the mathematics he has
id learned in the school room. Much lan
rt guage can be taken up in connection
with it, as can also writing, painting,
drawing and geography. In many in
stances the products of the school gar
8 dens are taken to market and sold
S* and the money deposited in the bank,
n- thus giving the pupils some idea of
me everyday business methods.
r
n- For the Head of the Herd.
i. Whatever the character of a dairy
o herd there should be a thoroughbred
sI mre at the head of it, and he should
. be of the dairy and not of the beef
h type. Once in a while you may run
e across a "dual purpose" cow, but na
ture does not provide dual-purpo'se
bulls.
BOOKKEEPING ON THE FARM.
Agriculturist Should Know Cost of
Production and Profit on Every
thing He R uiscs.
To he up to date ti, I... . ..
plan ahead. If he is wise i:, ' i
an account in his ledger for e( -
he raises, including horses. c:',.
sheep, swine and poultry. lie wui
have a system of bookkeeping that
will show him at the end of the year
which crop paid a profit and which
created a loss.
It will be a great satisfaction to
know how the potato, the onion, the
general garden, the hay and the straw
crops paid. His ledger will show how
many days his teams worked, credit.
ing them with such amounts as he
would have had to pay had he hired I
teams to do the work. Against this
will be the price of feed. There need
be no item for labor in attending to
the horses, as the manure and the
use of the animals for pleasure drives
will offset that.
The income from the cows and the
sheep, the swine and the poultry
would have to be the cost of feed.
The writer knows of a progressive
farmer who follows that system year
after year, says a correspondent of
the Oklahoma Farmer. His daughter
keeps the books. He reports each
night the sales, the purchase, the
hours the teams were at work, etc.,
and thus is he able to keep a record
of his doings and knows exactly what
each crop means to him.
Beginning the new year, the farmer
should lay out his plans for the spring
operations, the size of the vegetable
garden, the varieties to grow, the in
crease of the small fruit plots and
L the additional trees to the orchard,
the changes and the repairs that
should be made to the barn and other
buildings, not forgetting improve
ments on the old homestead.
There are a hundred and one mat.
ters that can be planned for 1909's op
erations, and no better use could be
1 made of one's evenings than to map
out all these matters.
The latest catalogues of reliable
seeds, nursery and implement houses
can be secured, and profitable time
may be spent in carefully looking
them over. Lists of seeds, trees, tools,
etc., should be got and ordered before
the general rush in the spring. This
e will avoid delays, errors, and vexa.
tions generally.
I The farmer Is a business man and
each year the farm is becoming more
important to the welfare of the coun
try. The farmer is no longer the sub
ject of ridiculous cartoon, but the em
blem of prosperity in all the high-class
publications. The whole world looks
to the sturdy tiller of the soil for the
means of maintaining prosperity in the
land.
e The Little Pigs.
e -
a The little pigs should be encouraged
d to eat at as early an age as possible.
d The dividing of farrowing pens, so
1, that the pigs can have access to a
0 shallow trough away from the sow, is
r of great value. Keep everything scru.
a pulously clean, or serious digestive
e troubles will likely result.
Feed only in limited quantities, and
a allow no old feed to remain in the
d trough from one feeding to the next,
g If the little pigs and the sow are con
h fined inside all the time a few sods
e and roots will greatly benefit them if
r given every two or three days.
o Young pigs fed in this manner will
not fall away in condition when they
are separated from their dams. In
fact, they will practically wean them.
selves by the time they are eight or
ten weeks of age.
Abundant exercise and frequent
feeding are essential to the best
Sgrowth and development of the young
pigs. By the time they are ready to
Swean some kind of forage crops or
t- pasture should be available for them.
The gains made upon pasture and
green forage crops are not rapid, but
A are very economical; and the pigs' di.
Sgestive powers are greatly enlarged
and their bone and muscle are better
a developed by the time their fattening
period arrives. A good variety of for
Sage crops and pasture is necessary to
d provide plenty of grazing during the
season.
Alfalfa, clover, oats, peas, rape and
Srye may be profitably utilized as pas
ture and forage crops for pigs. Land
a that is utilized for hog pasture will
it gain rapidly in fertility, and will be
in excellent condition to produce larg
a crops of roots for winter feeding.
Seed Breeding.
The profits from any crop are large
ly dependent upon the reliability of
Sthe seed from which the crop is
d grown, says R. N Blinn, of the Colora
do Agricultural college. A mixture in
t the variety, or a poor quality in the
Sseed of some crops may be a very se
rious injury; but with a special crop
Slike cantaloupes, that has markeL de
al mands to meet, the use of poor seed
may mean the total loss of a season's
- work. On several occasions in the
a early days of the cantaloupe indus.
Stry at Rocky Ford, when the growers
Sdepended upon the seedsmen for their
r- seed, entire fields were worthless on
d account of mixtures and unmarketable
k types.
Cows that are to calve In winter or
early spring should have about six
quarts of some vegetable every day
for two weeks before calving. If this
Scourse is pursued there will be no milk
d fever nor any of the other many trou
Id bles incident to calving time.
an There is always a market for the
a chicken from the time it is a month
3e and a half old till it is ready to die a
natural death.
RACE SUICIDE CHARGED
ONE BIRTH DURING YEAR IN
CLUB OF 400.
Women Deny That Their Club Work
Distracted From the Life
of Home.
i 1.0:_ TOn 1: of the large fash.
ionahl , . . .1 of t hicago the
stork in the ia . ": ' tatl onl! visit,
mId only one,.
'The \Wevst End \\ o.. . iiu. with a
ilenlberslhip of ,;i, bo a ' ,, v , w,,
'"culb i,aht "' for the year, anl! 1 ',." s:iw:
is trtue of the Chicago ('ultlmre Cth.! '
:1) nlembers, and tilth Social 'Econoh ",
f'lub, whose nlmembers number 1:3.
This startling commentary on I he birth
rate among fashionable w,omen was dis
closed following the receipt of a dis
patch from t)tmbah stating that of the
400 nmemhlers of the Omaha \\'oman's
Club, onllv one htad hbeeonle IIa otlher dhr
ing the last year. The secre<'tary report
ed at the annual meeting that Mrs. D):*
yid E. Mcl'ully, a former officer of the
organization, had given birth to a boy
since the meeting a year previous, and
that he was the first and only club child
of the year.
Despite the C(hicago and Omaha sta
tistics, club women here indiignantly .e
nied that their club work distracted
from the life of the home.
CUTS OFF ARM, SAVES FATHER
Georgia Girl Will Get Carnegie
Medal for Heroism.
Bowdon, Ga.--Fifteen-year-old Mamit
Price, who lives near here, will be pre
sented with a Carnegie hero medal. The
home of her father was wrecked by the
storm and all the inmates except the
girl were buried in the ruins. She pro
cured an ax and guided by the groans of
the victims, proceeded to cut them out
of the debris. Her mother died before
she could be released, but the girl res
cued her baby brother alive and unhurt;
Her father was caught under the heavy
timbers and his left arm was mangled.
The girl cut away as many of the tim.
bers as possible, but could not release the
arm.
The father, however, decided that the
arm would have to be amputated any
how, and at his command, the girl
brought the ax down on the mangled
member, thus releasing Mr. Price. Thei
aided by her father, she made a rude
tourniquet that stopped the loss of blood
while she went for help.
LOOKING FOR POT OF GOLD
Population of Layton, Ky., Expect
Treasure to Be Dug Up.
Cincinnati.-The work of excavating
for the structure of St. Francis Church,
in Dayton, Ky., a suburb, is being
watched by a large portion of the popu
lation of the town, who expect the work.
men engaged in the excavating may dig
up a pot of gold which tradition says has
lain buried under that site since the
raid of Gen. John Hunt Morgan and his
band of Confederates near the close of
the Civil war.
The property formerly belonged to the
late Matthew McArthur, a noted South
ern sympathizer. The old homestead
was famous as an udnerground station
for Confederate refugees. As the story
goes, there was a subterraneon passage
leading from the house, and it is here
the passage having long since been filled
up-that the treasure is supposed to be.
The money was left there, it is said,
by a Confederate spy by the name of
Caldwell, who had been sent North to
pay the troops of Gen. Morgan, then in
this vicinity. He stopped at the MeAr
thur residence, and his presence being
discovered, he secreted the gold, said to
amount to several thousand dollars, and
escaped, intending to join Geen. Morgan,
tie latter being killed in Tennessee about
the same time.
15,000 ABOARD BATTLESHIP
Big Fighting Xachine Wu Sunday
Attraction in New Orleans.
New Orleans.-It was demonstrated
Sur.day that the big battleship Missis
sppi can accommodate five thousand vii
itecs at once and not be overcrowded.
The jackie who stood at the gang plank
all Sunday with an automatic recording
machine in his hand, registering every
soul who canme on bonai, swears that
tlthere were that many on board at once
several times during the day. Whern
night fell and there camne a lull in the
huge stream of gaily dressed and smil
ingly perspiring people, the register had
ilicked over fifteen tlhounsand times.
It was a patriotic and happy throng,
too. Every man, woman and child in it
seemed to feel not only a pride in the
grim machine of death and destruction,
but a sense of part ownership in the
craft as well. All the gun decks and
even the turrets were open to the callers,
She only parts of the ship not available
to visitors being the state rooms and
luarters below.
To Punish Husband.
Louisville, Ky.-Mrs. Perry Campbell,
wife of the erring shepherd of the flock
st Stamping Ground, Ky., who was ar
rested in St. Louis with Josie Hosely,
mne of his choir singers, announced that
her husband's former congregation had
raised money for her aid. She will rent
and keep a rooming house for her own
maintenance. "I have decided on a fit
punishment for my husband," said Mrs.
"Iampbell. "HIe wants me to secure a di.
force, but I shall refuse. He must re
main in his present relation to me."

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