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The Lower Coast Gazette.
DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF THE LOWER COAST: AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, FISHERIES AND COMMERCE.
VOLUME I. POINTE-A-LA-HIIACIIE, LA., SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 1909. NUMBER 33.
NOW A LAW
PRESIDENT RUSHES TO CAPITAL
THROUGH A STORM IN HIS
ALDRICH WHIPS 47 INTO LINE
After Senate Passed Measure by a
Vote of 47 and 31 the Concurrent
Resolution Relating to Leather
"Joker" Was Adopted.
* CRONOLOGY OF THE *
" PAYNE TARIFF LAW. *
* March 4, 1909, President Taft *
* called an extraordinary ses- *
* sion of congress to revise the *
* tariff. *
* March 15-Congress convened. *
* March 18-Chairman Payne, of *
* the house ways and means *
* committee introduced a pro- *
* visional bill. *
* April 10-House passed bill and *
* transmitted it to the senate. *
* April 12-Senate began consid- *
* eration of the measure. *
* July 8-Senate passed bill with *
* S47 amendments. *
* July 9"-Tariff question shifted *
* from both houses of congress *
* and sent to conference com- *
* mittee. *
* July 29--Conferees, reached *
* agrement, and it was signed *
* and reported to the house. *
* July 31-House adopted confef- *
* ence report and passed bill.
* August 5-Senate adopted con.
* ferences report and passed *
* bill. *
August --President signed tariff *
* bill. *
* August 6, 1909, new tariff law *
* becomes effective. *
" " * *** ** **
Washington, D: C.-ThQ tarif ,re
vision bill, which will go down in'the
political history of the country as the
Payne-Aldrich bill, is now a fact.
President Taft affixed his signature
to the measure, and the long struggle
which had been in progress more than
four months was over.
After the senate had passed the bill
by a vote of 47 to 31, and also put
through the concurrent resolution lix
ingthe leather schedules, the latter
went to the house, where it was greet
ed with applause and soon adopted,
receiving the signature of Speaker
Senate Vote, 47 to 31.
The Payne-Aldrich tariff bill as re
ported by the conference committee
and already adopted by the house,
was passed by the senate by a vote
of 47 to 31.
The Republicans who voted against
the report were as follows:
Beveridge.' Bristow, Clapp, Cum
mins, Doliver, LaFollette and Nelson.
Yeas-Aldrich, Borah, Bourle, Brad
ley, Brandeger, Brown, Bulkley, Bur
kett, Burnham, Burrows, Burton, Car
ter, Clark of Wyoming, Crane, Craw
ford, Cullom, Curtis, Depew, Dick,
Dixon, Dupont, Elkins, Flint, Frye,
Gamble, Guggenhelm, Hale, Hepburn,
Johnson, Jones, Kean, Lodge, Lori
mer, McCumber, Oliver, Page, Pen
rose, Perkins, Pyles, Root, Scott,
Smith of Michigan, Smoot, Stephen
son, Sutherland, Warner and Wet
Nays-Bacon, Bailey, Bankhead,
Chamberlain, Clay, Culberson, Daniel,
Fletcher, Foster, Frazer, Gore,
Hughes, McLaurln, Martin, Newlands.
Overman, Painter, Rayner, Shiveley,
Simmons, Smith of Maryland, Stone,
Democrats. Beveridge, Brlstow, Platt,
Cummins, Deliver, LaFollette and
Taft Returns to White House In Gale.
A fierce thunder storm broke over
the capital immediately after the
president signed the tariff bill. On
his return to the white house his
automobile ran through a perfect
Having completed its work after
having been in special session since
March 18, both houses in the after
noon voted to adjourn sine die at 6
o'clock, sending Senators Aldrich and
Daniels and Representatives Clark
Payne and Fordney to the White
nouse to notify the president of their
Both Houses Adopt "Joker" Schedule.
The concurrent resolution making
reductions in the leather schedules
then was taken up by the senate and
adopted unanimously. The resolu
tion was then sent to the house.
Almost every member of the lower
body was in his seat and the debate
was short. The resolution received
an almost unanimous viva voce vote
and imediately was sent to President
Taft for his signature.
The house shoved the clock ahead
and adjourned sine die at 5:38.
A motion made ty Aldrich to lay
the Culberson free bagginm amend
ment on the table was carried 43-28.
The house referred the McCumber
joint resolution, amending .he draw
back provision of the tariff bill to the
Committee on Ways and Means,
where it will sleep until next wilnter,
INDIAN TITLES GOOD
TUDGE SUSTAINS DEMUBERS OF
Land Suits Are Killed -Defendants
Scatteres' 'ighout the United
Stat`. i r Countries.
Muskogee, )kla.-Federal Judge It. 1:.
Campbell sustained the demurrers of de.
fendants in 30,OuO Indian and alienation
suits brought by the government. The
actions by the government were ordered
dismissed. The court held that the titles
obtained from the Indians before the act
removing restrictions went into effect are
good. The alienation suits were brought
by the government in the interest of the
members of the five civilized tribes.
It is estimated that about 2,000,000
acres of land was involved in the suit,
which has been pending for more than a
year against grantees in conveyances in
volving restricted lands in the old Indian
Territory section of Oklahoma.
Judge Campbell, in his decision, insist
ed that the act of congress conferring
statehood on Oklahoma, including old
Indian Territory, conferred citizenship,
both state and national, upon all mnim
bers of the civilized tribes.
The court held that the contention of
the government that the Indians still oc
cupy the position of wards under the gov
ernment, and that the latter has the
right to sue for their protection, presents
an anomaly. Actording to the decision,
the government relinquished guardian.
ship when congress passed the act con
FARMERS WILL FIGHT TRUST
Union in Texas Will Not Sell to
Home Oil Mills.
Galveston, Tex.-The Farmers' Union
of Texas, in session here, combined to
tight the cotton seed mill trust, which,
they claim, for years has been bleeding
the cotton growers. They have perfected
arrangements to sell their cotton seed to
mill representatives who will export the
product. While the names of the backers
are not given out, it Is understood Eng
lish capital is behind the move, and that
seed will be exported to Liverpool and
ground at foreign mills. There are near
ly 200 mills in Texas, and for several
years they have been in a combine and
divided the State into buying districts,
to which each will limited its purchase
of seed, and at a price dictated by their
association. Last season outside buyers
paid $17 to" $20 a ton foe cotton seed,
while the Texas trust mills paid only
from $13 to $15 a ton. The non-union
cotton growers joined In the move not to
sell to Texas mills. This means that
about one million tons of seed, valued at
fifteen million dollars, will be sold out
side of Texas. The Texas mills promise
to fight the movement on freight rates.
CONFLICT IN TARIFF BILL.
To Enforce Payne Bill Cuban Treaty
ay Have to Be Abrogated.
Wa'shington.-President Taft must ab
rogate the Cuban reciprocity treaty, or,
it is said, he will be unable to grant to
France, Germany and other sugar pro
ducing countries the advantage of mini
mum rates of duty of the Payne taritff
law. This is made the subject of a let
ter sent to the president by Representa
tive Brou.sard of Louisi na.
The Cuban treaty con ~ns a clause
which stipulates that the Dingley rates
of duty on sugar will not be reduce by
"treaty or convention," as long as the
treaty remains in force, according to
Mr. Broussard. He contends that the
president,.hefore issuing a proclamation
putting In effect the minimum provisions
of the new tariff law against a foreign
country, would have to enter into an
"agreement" with such a country, de
claring that that country did not dis
criminate against American products.
The Payne bill under its minimum pro
visions makes a reduction of five one
hundredths of a cent per pound in the
Dingley differential on refined sugar, and
Mr. Broussard expresses the conviction
that a proclamation issued by the presi
dent, putting in effect the lower duty
and based on an agreement with a sugar
producing country, will be in contraven
tion with the terms of the Cuban reci
New Pennies Stopped.
Philadelphia.-The order of the treas
ury department at Washington to dlis
continue until further notice the coinage
of the new one-cent pieces was received
by the superintendent of the Philadel
phia mint. Up to the time the order was
received 27,995,000 of the coins had been
minted. About 14,000,000 have already
been distributed anil the remainder will
be shipped as rapidly as the demand for
the pieces develop.
Refuse to Handle Cotton.
Fort Worth, Tex.-Reliable reports re
ceived here from Dallas say that the gen
eral managers of Texas railroads, at a
meeting there, decided to refuse to handle
a single bale of Texas cotton this year
unless compress men agree to insure the
cotton before it is shipped. The rail
roads say they are forced to make gocd
all losses and that it is unfair
Boston university, according to its
new year book, has an attendance of
1,514 in all its departments. Of these
962 are men and 552 are women. The
chief increases are in the college of
liberal arts, the courses for teachers
and the school of theology.
Not Over-Modest Monarch.
The king of Slam does not confine
his relationship to mother darth. He
claims to be "Brother of the Moon,
Half Brother of the Sun," as well as
"'8overeign Arbitrator of the Aug)
THE NEW AMERICAN CULT
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The God of "Social Climbers." /
FREE BAGGING FAILED
SENATE PASSES IT, KNOWING
THE HOUSE WOULD NOT.
Attempt Made to Have It Incorpor
ated in Resolution Extending
Reduction on Leather.
Washington, D. C.-The amendment
of Senator McLaurin of Mississippi,
placing cotton bagging on the free list,
which the senate in open session adopted
a few weeks ago, was lost Wednesday
in what is popularly styled a legialativr
mix-up. The senate passed the McLaurin
amendment three weeks ago, and the
amendment went to conference along
with other amendments.
The conference rejected the amend
ment. Senator Culberson, leader of the
minority, proposed that the McLaurin
amendment be tacked on to the joint
resolution proposed by Senator Aldrich,
with reference to the leather schedule.
Senator Culberson knew, and stated in
the open senate, that if the free bagging
amendment was not tacked on to the
joint resolution offered by Senator Al
drich it could noet pass.
When Senator Culberson proposed the
McLaurin amendment for free cotton
bagging, it was repudiated by about 21
The McLaurin amendment as a part
of the McCumber resolution did pass
the senate, but when the McCumber res
olution was adopted it was known at
the time by the Aldrich faction that
it would )e turned down in the house,
and so it was.
FARMERS ELECT WOMAN.
Miss Nellie Horton Made Secretary
of the Texas Union.
Galveston, Tex.-The Farmers' Union
of Texas, embracing a membership of
nearly 250,000, in convention here, elect
ed Miss Nellie Horton, of Fort Worth,
secretary-treasurer of the organization,
over four male opponents. For five years
Miss Horton has been assistant secre
tary, and proved herself not only thor
oughly competent for the very responsi
ble office, but is the author of a new
system for marketing cotton, drafted
the bill for cotton weighing, and in fact
directed several movements which won
legislation for this most powerful of all
unions in Texas.
She is a brilliant young woman, only
24 years of age, possessed of exceptional
ability, and will be in charge of a large
office force to care for the records and
correspondence of the union. She is
the first woman to hold executive office
in any of the large unions in the South
MAKE THIEF TOWN MARSHAL.
Gov. Willson Paroles Man to Fill Un
Frankfort, Ky.-Because the mining
town of Lilly, Laurel county, is without
a marshal to keep order, Gov. Willson
has paroled Reuben Hodge, serving three
years for grand larceny. It is probable
he will take the job. The governor got
a petition from residents of Lilly, in
which it was set forth that the town
was in danger. unless it could get a
marshal. None of its residents cared
to assume the job.
Chinese Babe a.Citizen.
St. Louis.-If little Joe Chuck Wah,
or William Wah, as he is known to his
American friends, the 11-months-old son
of Jue Sing Wah, a wealthy Chinese
merchant of Eudora, Ark., and his Amer
ican wife, wishes to return to the United
States when he is a man, he will have
little difficulty in being admitted on
account of the foresight of his father,
who filed papers to have his American
birth pre-investigated with the immi
gration authorities. Jue Sing Wah lias
amassed $40,000 through his mercantile
BOXING LID CLAMPED.
Indiana Authorities Will Co-operate in
Crusade Against Game.
Terre Haute, Ind.-There is not like
ly to be any more boxing in Indiana
for some time to come. Governor Mar
shall has received assurances from sher
iffs in the various counties that they
would prevent any further exhibitions.
The sheriff of Lake county, where sev
eral bouts have been carded, says in his
note that he is willing to stop the
matcihes at any time.
ROOSEVELT AT NAIROBI
ADDRESS PRESENTED HIM IN
TUSK OF ELEPHANT.
Former President Says Africa WIll
Be a Great Country When De
veloped by the White Man.
Nairobi, British East Africa.-Theo
dore Roosevelt and his son Kermit were
the guests of honor at a public banquet
given in Nairobi Tuesday. Frederick J.
Jackson, governor of British East Africa,
was chairman and 175 persons sat at
the table. Capt.. Sanderson, the town
clerk of Nairobi, read an address of
welcome to the former president of the
United States, and afterwards handed
him the address enclosed in a section of
elephant tusk, mounted la silver and
with a silver chain.
American residents of the protectorate
presented Mr. Roosevelt with a tobacco
box made of the hoof of a rhinoceros,
silver mounted, the skull of a rhinoceros
also mounted in silver, and a buffalo
Mr. Roosevelt, li- reply to the toast
proposed by Gov. Jackson, said:
"I wish to take this opportunity to
thank the people of British East Africa
for their generous and courteous hospi
tality. I have had a thorough good
time. I am immensely interested in the
country and its possibilities as an abode
for white men. Very large tracts are
ft for fine population and healthy and
prosperous settlements, and it would be
a calamity to neglect them. But the
settlers must be of the right type.
"I believe that one of the best feats
performed by members of the white race
in the last ten years is the building of
the Uganda railroad. I am convinced
that this country has a great agricul
tural and industrial future, and it is the
most attractive playground in the
FIREBUGS AROUSE HOUSTON.
Negroes Believed Responsible for the
Houston, Tex.-A series of fires in va
cant houses, coupled with anonymous
written threats of negroes to burn up
the city, has caused the formation of a
vigilance committee among the citizens.
Eleven houses were destroyed in one
night this week by incendiary fires. Over
twenty houses were destroyed during the
week, mostly vacant. In other cases
burglary preceded arson.
The epidemic of burglaries and fires
has aroused citizens to the point of
frenzy. If negro firebugs are caught
they will be severely handled. 'The
Chronicle will editorially advise citizens
to arm with shotguns for protection
against midnight intruders with jimmy
Philadelphia, Pa.-Charged with send
ing threatening letters to President Mc
Crea of the Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany, with a view of extorting money,
Abram C. Eby, alias Adam Smith, said
to be the mayor of Burkeville, Va., was
arrested here and given a hearing before
United States Commissioner Craig. He
was held in $10,000 bail.
Bear Carries Baby Away.
Cheboygan, Mich.-Reports reached
the city that a large black bear had
carried away a baby 18 months old while
the mother was picking huckleberries on
the McIntosh plains, about ten miles
out of town. A posse of ten men has
set out in search of the child and bear.
Oklahoma Has 1,001 Convicts.
McAlester, Okla.-One the Ist day of
August there were 1,001 convicts in the
Oklahoma state penitentiary. Of the
seventy-five counties in the state seventy
are represented by convicts in the peni
Kentucky Still Raided.
Whitesburg, Ky.-United States reve
nue officers made a moonshine raid into
the Mill Creek section, above here, where
they succeeded in arresting Henry Craft,
Henrietta Craft and Jane Short, a trio
of alleged moonshiners, the last two
named being women, who have long
been wanted by the government author
ities. The officers are making a most
systematic search to rid the country of
moonshining, and as a result more than
100 arrests have been made during the
RACE RIOT IMMINENT
LITTLE NEEDED TO FAN FLAME
Whites in Pursuit of Negroes Who
Made Murderous Assault on
Rome, (a.-Following two days of in.
tensre ex:'itement, with a war between
the whites and blacks imminent, the
small town of Farill. in Cherokee county,
Alabama, is quieting down, although
there are still grave apprehensions of a
A clash between the races occurred at
Farill two years ago, and but little is
needed to fan into flame the smoulder
ing fires of resentment. An armed hand
of whites is still making search for mem
bers of the negro elan which precipitated
the present trouble.
Galveston Perkins, a negro, enraged
because of being ordered from the store
of A. R. Wright at Farill, went away
sullenly, and returned at the head of a
mob of fifteen of his kinsmen and way
laid and assaulted Harper Wright a short
distance from his father's store. (lev'e
land Perkins knocked young Wright
down with a rock as the latter was tak
ing the mail pouch from the depot to the
postoftice, and immediately the other ne
groes joined in the attack. Wright was
badly beaten and his injuries are serious.
Soon a number of white men appeared
on the scene, and the negroes fled. Im
mediately the town was alarmed and an
armed posse scoured the woods all night,
finally capturing ;arvin Perkins, a cousin
of the two negro leaders of the mob.
Cooler heads prevailed upon the posse to
allow Garvin Perkins to be sent to jail.
WOULD REPUDIATE HOBSON
Alabamians Do Not Want Him on
Washington.-Members of the Ala.
bama delegation in the house who some
time ago indorsed Congressman Richard
P. Hobson, of the Sixth district, for a
place on the committee on merchant mna
rine and fisheries are preparing to ask
him to release them from the indorse
ment. Mr. Hobson is an advocate of a
ship subsidy, which policy the other
members of the Alabama delegation do
not favor, and as the ship subsidy bill
will be referred to the committee on
merchant marine and fisheries, they do
not care to be placed in the attitude of
having indorsed a man for that posi
tion. Mr. Hobson, who is now on the
lecture platform, will be formally re
quested to release his colleagues from
3-CENT FARES NOT POPULAR
Referendum Election Results in
Tom Johnson's Defeat.
Cleveland, O.-The Schmidt ordinance,
providing for the grant of a franchise to.
Herman Schmidt, insuring 3-cent fares
on a part of the city street car lines,
was defeated at a referendum election
here Tuesday by a majority of 3,982.
The total vote was 30,944 to 34,926.
The Schmidt ordinance was fostered by
Mayor Tom L. Johnson.
The campaign which has been waged
for the last two months has been par
ticularly bitter. Mayor Johnson, muni.
ipal office holders and others held hun
dreds of tent meetings and urged the
granting of the franchise.
A cozhmittee of 100 business men corn
posed it. Thousands of people crowded
the streets to hear the returns. When
the result was announced automobile
hbrns tooted, cow-bells were rung, whie
ties were blown and throngs of people
paraded the streets shouting.
KENTUCKY EDITOR IS CANED
Gen. "Peacock" Johnson Takes Re
venge on Denny Goode.
Louisville.-Present day journalism
and the "Old Kentucky" clashed Tuesday
when Adjt.-Gen. Philip P. Johnston, of
the Kentucky National Guard, caned
I)Denny B. Goode, editor of a weekly
social-political paper here.
The general took umbrage at an edi
torial reference in the paper to him as
"General Peacock P. Johnston," and an
epigrammatic remark that Johnston is
a man "who spells 'me' in capitals and
'you' in agate type." The editorial re
ferred to the recent upheaval in the
First Kentucky regiment here during
which Col. W. B. Haldeman and over
thirty of his officers resigned from the
crack command after friction with the
officers of Gen. Johnston.
The affair has created a sensation all
over the state. Gen. Johnston is a citi
zen of Lexington, and famed as a breed
er of fine horses and a lavish entertainer
in his ante-bellum mansion.
MEETS DIAZ AT EL PASO.
President Taft Has Arranged Meeting
for October 18.
\Washington.-President Taft of the
United States and President J)iaz of
Mexico are to meet at El P'aso, Tex..
Oct. 18. This programme has been ar
ranged as the result of correspondence
between the ('nited States andl Mlexico.
The president will be attended ,by his
secretary, military attache and several
friends, who are to accompany him on
his Western trip.
Cancer Our Worst Scourge.
New York.--O)ne man in every thirty.
two, and one woman in every eleven die
from cancer in this country, according
to Dr. Milton E. Foote, consulting physi.
cian to the New York Skin and Cancer
Hospital. "I have no hesitancy in de
claring cancer the worst physical scourge
with which we have to contend today.
Cancer is far more dreaded than tuber.
culosis, for although the death rate from
cancer is not yet so great as that fromn
tuberculosis, it is steadily on the in
CROP PEST COMMISSION TESTS
BLIND TIGER DETECTIVES ASSAULTED
Frog Farm Flourishes at Covington
Intoxicated Man Shoots Officer
State University Growing.
Baton Rouge.-The local office of
the CropD Vest ('onmtmission has been
in receipt of many inquiries from the
cotton planters as to the efficiency
of a Southern boll weevil annihila
tor, a preparation being extensively
advertised by a New Orleans con
cern and sold at prices ranging from
$1.50 to $3 per gallon. The promo
ters of the annihilator claim that it
will kill all boll weevils on the cot
ton plants, and that it will also de
stroy all eggs and larvae of the boll
weevil inside the forms and squares.
So many injuiries reached the coum
mission that the latter secured a sup
ply of the annihilator anti gave it a
thorough test. Among the experi
ments made with It were the follow
ing: Twenty-three adult boll wee
vils were placed in a dish and well
sprinkled and soaked with the an
nihilator, mixed as directed by the
manufacturers, one part with 30
parts of water. On being fished out
of the solution some of the weevils
appeared to be dead, but by the next
day 22 of them had come to life and
fed greedily upon fresh cotton
squares furnished them. The twen
ty-third weevil was injured accident
ally during the experiment, so it was
doubtful whether even his death
could be credited to the liquid. Sev
enty-five squares were picked from
infested cotton plants, placed on the
ground and thoroughly soaked with
the annihilator. Twenty-five of these
squares were examined on the first,
third and seventh day after the ap
plication. In them were found 54
live young stages of the weevil and
two dead stages. Seventy-five squares
were also picked up from the ground
in an Infested cotton field, spread on
the ground and thoroughly soaked
with the annihilator. They were ex
amined in the same manner as the
above lot, with the result that 69
weevil stages were found alive and
four stages dead. Twenty-five infest.
ed squares were soaked in the annl
hilatr for five minutes and five of
them examined on each of the five
days succeeding the soaking. in
these, 18 weevil stages were found
alive and three stages dead. The
proportion of dead stages found in
ithese experiments is smaller than
usually found among the weevils in
fields where nothing is used, from
8 to 30 per cent usually being killed
by parasites, heat and ants. Anoth
er experiment with the annihilator
was made by sprinkling a row of cot
ton according to the directions. The
cotton was sprinkled with the mix
ture until the liquid collected ran
along the middles between the rows.
Examinations of the sprayed cotton
plants at various times for ten days
after the treatment failed to show a
single dead boll weevil larvae in any
of the squares on the plants. On the
contrary, many live ones were
found. The commistion concludes
that the annihilator will not only not
kill adult boll weevils, but it has
absolutely no effect on the eggs and
larvae inside the squares.
Freg Farm at Covington.
Covington.-This town boasts of a
frog farm, on which are being raised
some choice specimens of the very
largest and best breeds. The owner
is Anatole Beaucoudray, and the lo
cation is on the rear lot of his prem
ises on Twenty-fifth avenue. Hie has
a fine crop of young frogs coming
on, some of which will weigh about
two pounds each. .Mr. Beaucondray
has also been experinwanting with
pineapple culture, and has succeed
ed beyond his hopes. He finds the
winter weather rather sovere, but
has succeeded in protecting the fruit
and bringing it to maturity. While
he does not think that pineapple cul
ture will ever be profitable here, he
has demonstrated that the fruit can
be grown in this soil.
Interest Growing in Fairs.
Baton Rouge.-Secretary Jastrems
ki of the State Board of Agriculture
and Immigration announces that he
is receiving a great many letters
showing an increased interest in the
parish fairs that are to be held
throughout Louisiana from Septem
ber 14 to November 22.
Railway Employe Held.
Alexandria.-W. ('. R,-id. who has
been employed as se(ction foreman on
the Iron Mountain railway, was ar
rested by Special Officer M. J. Baulch
at Simms, andi sent to the ('olfax
jail. It is alleged that Rn-id is charg
ed with padding the pay rolls or ob
taining money under false ptetenses.
Oppose Increased Timber Tax.
Baton Rouge.-The timber inter
ests of the state are going to make
a fight before the State Board of
Equalization against aIny in-rc.-ease in
the assessnlct on timite-r lands. It
has bheen g-tne-rally tundrerstlood that
an effort wonittd h- made at this se+s
sion to i-ait," th h - ass,. elenOrls o0 i pine
and cypi'es lands, atnd to off->et wi:h
thiis rais- lh.- $it ,i.0ioi decreaseo in
tte ass'ssnei t, of .he -I ate fo- 1 ¶i.i,
as shown itt the abstract filid with
the board by the parish assessors.
Officers Who Unearthed Blind Tigers
Crdered to Leave Town.
Optlou.<.as.-The t we Shreveport
dletctives who had praeferred charges
against live allegdl blind tiger keep
ers hlitre wr( beatenll alld ordered to
leave tIlie city. (One of them was
not very badly hurt, but the other
is contined to his bed, with good
chanllces for recovery, however.
The detectives were lured away
from their boarding house about bod
time by two parties whi:ste names are
not yet public. on the` pretext of
protecting them ftroml a gathering
mnob. Taken in a hack to the liaas
race track, near the outskirts of the
city. they were cotnfronted by a par
ty of eight or ten mneni, who demand
ed that they withdraw in writing
the charges they had made against
various alleged blind tiger keepers
here. The document was drawn up
and signed and delivered, and then
the detectives were cursed and
abused and ordered to leave the city.
A rumpus ensued, and in the melee
a hall from the pistol of one of the
detectives perforated the shoulder of
a horse doctor named Richardson,
who has been residing here for sev
eral months. A number of other
shots were fired, but after being
badly bruised uti the detectives od
caped in the darkness.
Intoxicated Man Shoots Officer.
Alexandria.-Patrolman G. M1. lan
ius of the Alexandria police force was
shot and mortally wounded by a
stranger giving his name as W. T.
Gibson, from Jackson parish, the lat
ter being intoxicated at the time.
Gibson is in the parish jail and Lan
ins is in the sanitarium. Gibson was
brandishing his pistol in Malloy's
restaurant, opposite the union depot.,
where he tried to force a little negro
to dance a jig on a table. Lanius
was called and Gibson leveled his
pistol at the officer, who grabbed
Gibson around the waist, and as he
did so Gibson turned his pistol,
placing it to the left side of the offi
cer and fired. The bullet passed
through the abdomen and came out
the left side of the back. A large
crowd gathered around the prisoner
as he was being taken to jail and
for a time it was feared that further
trouble would ensue.
To Take Capital City Census.
Baton Rouge.-The Board of Trade
is arranging to take a census of this
city just before the census is taken
by the government. The showing of
Baton Rouge's full population, which
should be somewhere near 28,000
next year, is a fact that the busi
ness men are anxious for the city
be given full credit.
Qualifying as Marksmen.
Amite City.-A squad from the lo
cal company of militia was taken to
the state rifle range by Lieuts. B. K.
Bankston and George H. Burnham,
preliminary to the state try-out to
be held at Lake Charles, beginning
August 4, at which time a team of
15 men will be selected to represent
Louisiana at the national shoot at
('amp Perry, Ohio, in September.
Construction Work at Tallulah.
Tallulah.-Ground has been broken
and wuorl begun (on the Tallulah
water works and light plant and the
Swork of erection will be rushed to
completion. The plant is being in
Istalled under plans furnished by the
Louislana Fire Prevention Bureau,
and, considering size, will be one of
the most complete plants in the state
Hardwood Mill Running.
Corbin,--The large hardwood mill
of William Drews, Jr., recently com
pleted in the village of Walker, near
Corbin, is now running on full time,
and manufacturing much fine hard
wood lumber. The mill is logged by
a dummy line penetrating the virgin
forest, where skldders are used to
bring the logs to the road. It also
loads them for the run to the mills.
Thinks State Should Help More.
Plaquemine.-The police jury ac
cepted the invitation of Gov. J. Y.
Sanders to attend the New Orleans
Baton Rouge good road conference,
to be held at Baton Rouge August
12. The views of the police jury
coincide with those of Governor San
ders relative to gravel roads, but
think that the state could do more
than it now does.
Road Construction Authorized.
.1ansfield.--Urged by Governor
Sanders, the police jury of l)eSoto
parish has agreed to issue certlficates
of indebtedness sufficient to construct
abohut 160 miles of good roads, the
certificates to be cashed out of sur
plus revenues. Governor Sanders
will issue $d0,U00 in certificates, to
be redeemed at the rate of $8,000
Life Termer Surrenders.
Baton Rouge.--ifomer .Mecho, a
life term convict, who escaped froml
the state prison near this city several
weeks ago, has surrentldered to the
auttho ities. .Mlche is a victim of
tuberculosis, and says ihe ran ;Laway
to se.e his family once muort before
"I krwt; my end was not far off,"
he ldecrlared, "andl an ov\erwhelnmin
dosir. c'tim. lpoin me to 5! niy rele