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The Lower Coast (azette.
DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF THE LOWER COAST: AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, FISHERIES AND COMMERCE.
VOLUME I. LPOINTE-A-LA-IIAC II , I,A., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1909. UIMB3Elt 40.
AT A GLANCE
A lrew bank is to be opetc.d at
'Tlh po.~ofltre at ()akdale was
robhlfd of $11],00.
Fire at Eden dl.;roved the saw
mill of 1)'unian & l(obinsin.
Two mn were kil.'~ by anl Illi
nIois. Central traiin at Statler.
A I('Lat war aLI t LlIaans<lp', t r"dl;lc'd
Ihe pr)iic./ of liltC I,('h'f io 8 cents peir
.Jefferson coll.g;e, at 4'Colivent' , SUs
tained the lo..s of the nmusaic hall and
th l ret iiio ry.
A hond issue of $15,0,1) was voled
at t'ii lon tO build a muniiipai etlec
trio lighting plant.
A rar:lti. desii'rulon of the acid
plant at :.;sian Fihis entailed a
loss of pi :tbi $"7,,U000.
The Kn lla) ga:; wfel in Terlebonne
parish wrecked itself after getting
beyond control of t he drillers.
Governor Sanders reappointed
John T. Gibbons and Thomas Doug
las on Ine Charity hospital board.
Eli I)omingue, 8 years old, was
rushed Ito dealh at l.afayette when
a falling tree crashed Into a house.
The Vermilion parish police jury
declined to reopetn the prohibition
question, postponing action until af
ter next January.
Charles Stone lieiiey of Gurley was
awarded the United iDaughters of the
Confederacy scholarship at the Lou
i.lana State university.
The Kentucky Coal company plant
at Donaldsonville was destroyed, and
the steamer Harvester sunk, the to
tal loss being $150,000.
The unveiling of the Massachusetts
monument at Baton Rouge Novem
ber 15 will be participated in by both
the Blue and the Gray.
W. D. Russell, deputy organizer for
the Woodmen of the World, secured
in one day twenty-three applications
for membership to Hattlesburg camp
The proposition to extend the
Shreveport Tractiorn ,orw,ary'y fran
hih¢n itl ext iange i;i universal Stre;t
car transfers was killed by the city
The special grand jury at Plaque
mine adjourned without finding in
dictments under the Sunday and
Gay-Shattuck laws, declaring that the
necessary evidence could not be se
The Standard 011 company has pur
chased thirteen acres In North Bun
kie and has started the erection of
a pumping station. The Texas com
pany has also purchased ground for
The grand jury of Livingston par
ish went on record as favoring the
abolishment of the state game laws,
stating that they are so complicated
that it is impossible for the grand
Jury to act on them.
The remains of C('harles Washing
ton, colored, were found upon the
Southern Pacific track at New Iberia.
He was evidently run over by No. 7
of tne Southern Pacific, westbound.
The body was cut into several pieces.
An election was held at Clinton to
take the sense of the property own
ers on the proposition to ote $15,000
in bonds to purchase and ebuip an
electric light plant to be owned oy
the town. The proposition carried,
the vote being as follows: Votes for,
48; property for, $86,760; votes
against, 39; property against, $48,645.
Strong action was taken by the
Baton Rouge board of trade at a re
cent meeting relative to the failure
of the federal authorities to establish
rail service over the Rock Island
Frisco system. The local merchants
are much exercised over the matter
and will ask the co-operation of the
commercial bodies in Opelousas,
Houston and New Orleans.
It has been announced that a new
bank, to be known as, the First Na
tional bank of Ruston, will be opened
for business about the first of next
year. The capital will be $50,000.
Mr. J. W. Williams, the president,
is a well known citizen of Ruston,
and Mr. Wimberly Tooke, the cash
ier, has been connected with the
First National bank of Arcadia since
its organization several years ago.
A new steamboat line from Baton
Rouge to Morgan City and thence
up the Teche country will be opened
up by Captains WVilds and Prince,
formerly of Natchez, on October L
This will be the first steamboat to
be operated out of Baton Rouge,
with the capital as the home port,
for twenty years. A rate war with
the Southern Pacific for the Teche
valley trade will probably follow its
J. Lafayette Magee has taken
charge as postmaster of Franklinton.
Governor Sanders has named a list
of delegates to represent Louisiana
at the Deep Waterways conention
which is to be held in New Orleans
the first of November.
The Coliseum High school of Le
compte opener with an enrollment
of 150 students and in charge of the
following faculty: Ptof. WV. W.
Burgham, principal, and Misses Orae
Byrom, Johnson, Antoinette Carna
han, Lillian Massenghi, Teddie and
Helen Parsons, assistants.
LOSS OF LIFE WILL PROBABLY,
REACH HUNDRED MARK WHEN
LIST IS TOTALED.
CROPS PRACTICALLY RUINED
Miles of Territory on Coast Laid
Waste-Crops and Buildings Are
Ruined-Orchards Are Stripped of
Fruit and Foliage-Fishing Outfits
New Orlnv la., ,,t. -2.--Grad
ually Nw (Orltians and ii in, surround
inllg trl'rit(r)y s r~c'((\oerting fior i th('
tirs.;r 'fft':s of tih('' sie:)(ii ;,;l! It estllS
of the troii('iat hurricanet, which,
start ing Smtlay, llitlllud tt hrough
ouli. londayi and I1Monday night. i"if
ty-six lprsons are nlO'V positively
klionll to have b- n claiii'ed as vic
tiis of the stormu, and litly-two oth
ers are riol'('ti'd to havie bh'een drownl
ed or perished unlde r ldebris in lowver
Terre lluinne parish and other parts
of Louisiana and M lrsissippi, but
this report has not been authenti
The property loss is e\v*n far great
er tha ln was first be.ievdl, and in
stead of runnlllllillng into !i hun dr.
of thousands, it will run well into the
millions by the time the final de
tails of havoc and destrtuction left in
the wake of the hurricane are tal
.li:;es and miiles of trriitory have
been laid wasteu by the storln done.
Crops have practically been ruined.
Dwellings, cotllton ginls andr sugar
nills have been leveled to thie iarth,
bu, already, with the progressive
spirit of the people of .he south, the
pwop:e have expresse(l the determi
nation to repair as far as possible
the damage wrought, and will in the
end profit by the experiience, harrow
ing and terrible as it was.
A half dozen or more fishing camps
along the gulf in Terre Bonne parish
were totally wrecked, fishing outfits
being carried out for miles by the
wind, and the fishermen are heavy
sufferers, as all of their worldly pos
sessions in the !najoriiy of cases were
represented by these outfits. Pleas
ure craft and shipping of all kinds
in Lij' i: ut ou ;i;l; ts w ''" o totally dti
stroyed and the loss will be heavy.
Storehouses, sugar mills and dwell
ings of every character at Hounma
and in other villages suffered heav
ily and scarcely a structure was left'
whole or untouched by the hurricane.
The damage done by the storm at
Grand Island, Cheniere and Oami
nada was very heavy, but at these
places there was no loss of life. The
crops on these islands were totally
destroyed, as the water swept across
them two or three feet deep, washing
tnem away, and the orange groves
were whipped clean of fruit and foli
age alike, hundreds of trees being
uprooted or broken short off at the
ground, carried swirling and twisting
away with the fierce wind.
Big Rice Sales Made.
Lake Providence.-Capt. J. H.
Cooper has sold to A. David, repre
senting the Stuttgart (Ark.) Rice
Milling company, 5,000 sacks of Hon
duras rice, having realized the high
est price yet paid for rice in this sec
tion. Mr. David also purchased about
6,000 sacks from other rice planters
of this parish.
The bonded warehouse now being
erected by J. W. Frieschmann of this
town will be completed during this
week. The warehouse will be used
for grain storage purposes and will
have a capacity of 40,000 sacks.
Deer Near Natchitoches.
Natchitoches.-On the announce
ment that a ten-point buck deer had
been seen in a field three miles be
low the city on Cane river, a party
of fifteen hunters was organized, led
by the sheriff, with a pack of fifteen
dogs. Two men hurriedly secured
hunting licenses so as to be armed
against the charge of violating the
game law. The deer "winded" the
party, however, and has not been
heard from since.
Shoots at Woman on Train.
Grand Cane.-On a southbound
Texas & Pacific passenger train, near
Gloster, a negro and a negress, who
were passengers, engaged in a quar
rel. The negro fired four pistol shots
at the woman, none taking effect,
and jumped from the train and es
Taking Pasteur Treatment.
Kenner.--Adam Hoffman, aged 61
years, An employe of the Illinois Cen
tral railroad, was severely bitten
about the knee and hand by a dog.
Mr. Hoffman was maxmg his rounds
when he was attacked by the dog.
He was sent to the Pasteur institute
in New Orleans to be treated.
Three Laundries Combine.
Shreveport.-The three local laun
dries-Excelsior, Enterprise and Wei
ner-Loeb-have combined, or, rather,
the latter two have been bought by
the Excelsior, and the business of
the three-cornered concern will be
under the management of Floyd
Hedges. New price lists are expect
ed to show an increase in the cost
of laundry. Shirts, it is expected,
will be raised from 10 cents to 12 1-2
cents or 13 cents, and collars from
-1-3 cents to 8 cents apiece.
PEANUT CULTURE FAVORED.
Red River Valley Adapted to the
-v port.-In the opir:,)n of As
. i Ilortitiultulrist W. eajtltie
of the' departlment of a- ulture,
\Vashington, 1). ('., who has . m1n
pelet d an in~cossigation of 11 i ,
crops, hire is no better soil fo, ,
nut cultivation in thi. I'ni:ed Sta..
than in ;he lte r river valley, contig
uoutl to Shre\veport. I ndelr Mr. Heat
tic's advice several itunlred acres
were planted last spri ang, but only
210 have Le,,n harvestl el, owing to
the fact chat nially planters gave
most of their attention to cottonl and
neglected thit no is, plernuittiug w eds
to take p:session. \'e.ry bushel of
the peanuts grown wi I be used in a
local oil mtill for expr:'inlentation to
se'e if the lroluct can be proditably
tanI uftll ';Iure(d il:to peanut oil and
cake. All of tlih peallllls hat the
planters in this section \hill raise,
Mr. l attlie states, call be sold, as
ilthe ou', ntry', demand is 201,('eo,000
bushels, and not over 11,00r0,000
bushels are tiulti\vated annually. lIe
reports that since he came liere to
assist the planters hil hiarvesting the
crop calpialists have consulted hint
and promi. sed to establish a shelling
plant if the (arlters will raise as
manny as :3,00,0 acres of the anits. On
l)r. lien Gray's plantation, in Bossier
parish, twenty acres were cultivated,
andt each acre will nink at least ast six
ty bushels. The price is 75 cents
per bushel. By proper mnethods 100
bushels to the acre on this soil, Mr.
Beattie says, can be grown.
Chance to Kill Boll Weevil.
IBaton ifotuge.--"The 'nler:l': of
Louisiana have the best oplentrunity
that they have ever had co conl( as
ne::r getting rid of tihe boll weevil
as possible," aiecording to .1. A. E'
ans, in charge of the United States
demon stration farnl work in Louisi
"All over Louisiana we have had
an unusually hot and an unusually
dry summer. The cotton is as open
now as it is ever going to be. The
fields can be cleaned, by rushing the
work, in a couple of weeks, certainly
before the end of October, and the
cotton stalks can be burned.
"This is the one important step in
successfully fighting the boll weevil.
In the past the farmers have cont
plained that they could not get the
cotton (leaned out of the field beforet
tihe end of October, and for that rea
son could not burn the sialks in tinme
to do any good.
"There will not be this excuse this
year. There is no reason why the
cotton filcds cannot be cleaned and
the stalks burned before November
1, and if this is done it will mean
much to the cotton farmers next
year. The, planters have the best
opportunity they have ever had."
Mr. Evans said that he had all of
his agents at work in every section
of Louisiana, urging the burning of
the cotton stalks.
He said that he noticed that in
some sections the cotton had been
practically gathered, due to the abun.
dance of labor, good weather and
While the total number of bates of
cotton raised in Louisiana this year
is much smaller than ever before in
the history of the state, MIr. Evans
says that, according to the acreage
planted, the cotton crop is better this
year than last.
"The shortage in bales is not due
so much to a bad crop as to the
great reduction in the cotton acreage
planted," said Mir. Evaus. "Accord
ing to the acreage the crop is bet
ter than last year, but the acreage
has been cut down very decidedly."
Residence and Commissary Burn.
Mlansfield.--The residence and com
missary building on the plantation of
Walter Nolen, one mile from Benson,
were totally destroyed by fire. Mr.
Nolen had just returned from a trip
to Shreveport, where his little daugh
ter had been operated on for appen
dicitis, and as he approached his
home he saw his commissary build
ing in flames, but was unable to ex
tinguish the fire. Hie is of the opin
ion that it was the worki of an incen
diary, but the bloodhounds, which
were immediately carried to the
scene, were unable to do any effec
tive work, and it is possible that the
fire originated by accident. The loss
was about $2,000.
Murder Is Suspected.
Natchitoches.-Vance Terrett, a ne
gro, was run over by a Red River
Valley train at Deilleux. Circum
stances indicate foul play. The body
lay across the track in such a man
ner that when struck by the train
the head and legs were severed and
the body rolled some thirty feet. The
negro had attended a protracted
church meeting Saturday night and
was last seen alive about 2 o'clock
Sunday morning. It is said he had
considerable money, but when run
over there was none to be found on
the body, and his head had several
ugly wounds which did not appear
to have been inflicted by the train.
Convict Camps Installed.
Baton Rouge.-Two convict good
road camps have been put out by
the board of control, one to work in
East Baton Rouge parish and the
other in Orleans parish. The task
of collecting the twenty-five convicts,
each to be used in the two camps,
Swas intrusted to Warden Watson.
The camp in East Taton Rouge is
to begin work outside of the city
limits on the first section of the Ba
ton Rouge-New Orleans model high.
COOK WILL SUE PEARY I
SLANDER ONE CHARGE, TAK
ING OF STORES ANOTHER.
Peary's Charge That Cook "Gold
Bricked" People Is Basis of
Ne', Yolrk ---rl'derck .\. I . k, dli;
co 'Vet r uf thl' ni rtlh 11.1h. i- Itrel:paring
to hririg aiti aainh.t I',ar foir ,hlandetr
and 1the mlit :p. lrclriatilo lo f I li. ('c.k '
btores, at I'.:tal. ' hii, acril n ic l in'.g :r
raicnge in 'i(-w of the ri' tir". that I'e;ctry
lIas phced hts ca' e c,"icc t )r. 1 h'.k
i ln thi' h cla l of it law .cr.
lelau e of the atltitu'h, of the tw io ex.
plourers. it llappear, t In .Iyv of their
friend: that he c-cuirt. arid rot lc. ,,"ctc -
tilice,' ..ietic', mav decide \% I hl ditci.,ve i- td
l)r. ('c.cck ret'fuel t c!di. .- impendiiig.
legal clrc''t'edlincg. I1t' ciit n t dI ct'y that
lrocee''clling \W l! btIe ILbrolgihlt, Ibut lie
left tlihe talkilng to his s~t'cuitilry, \\ho
"'1 r. ( lok ua, beenl in conuliitaion
witlh MIr. r'adily'v, the tinanic 'ial backer
of Ihik Xle, ditioli. 'l'he(v are perfec'tly
willin hi cto let anliy at:tacIk cmalid by
Mr. l''ari, but I ant ) fltree to ic cay
whlethe r or ot stiuc'h all ittack will be
fore'tallhd IVy legal pl roceeling ."
"\'ill iDr. 'ock char-gc' 'lander:"
"I will not say."
"\VIII lihe ('iharge' tihatl l'e:lrv took his
stores .ndti fur- andi1 ,l I them."
"Ther' are aitlidavitl hbaring ion tci(c<
Dr. 'Cook i'r iv Mr'. Ihadhcl c
"[i h iout i il av thalt ilr. 'Cook \ill take
ech ,re of his c l \ c i i :tl'ai'i."
IFromi another .o1r1"e. it was lear'etl
that i)r'. Cook is lcI', tl ilig to c'ha(arc e
('e'y \itl slianlder in savingl that he
had given the public' Ia ldh brick ill
saying thal lie h2ic(1 founl(Ii thc, pole, and
that two octhler clcarrge w'iuhl d ic ilc adk
in onniietion with the ahi-gc'Il seiziure of
Cook's st (re..
PATTEN CLEANED UP MILLION
Says Cotton Is Going Higher-After
Control of Fleecy Staple.
New 'York--Janmes A. Pattehn, the new
king of the New York cotton exchang'e,
returned to C(hicago, leaving it soaring I
mnarket in his wake. Mlr. Patten is cred
ited to have been "''right." oni thie short
supply of cotton, to the e'xtent of all
inexing $1,Ot,0l)00 to ici, already iambicj
"I shall 1ie biack in Novinember," said
iMr. Patten before his departure.
".'re you satisfiecld with your visit ':
"Very tluclh satisfied," replied the big
grain spec'uhlt or.
*But there are some lively times ahead
in cotton," Ie added. "\ly going will
not spoil tlhe nmarket. We are up against
a short crop and from now on until
another crop ic picked, there is going to
be sonmething doing in cotton. Just store
this comment in your head and when I
return, come and tell me I was right."
ROASTED UNDER AN AUTO.
Two of Party Meet Terrible Death
Americus, Ga.-Two persons were
killed and a third was seriously burned
when an autombbile, driven by John Mc
Lendon, ran off an eight-foot embank
ment early Friday. Mcl.enldon and Miss
Viola ]hrcman, one of his comnpanions,
were pinioned beneath the wreck in the
car, and roasted to death. Ethel Hlill,
another menmbher of the party, although
severely burned, ran screaming to the
city, two miles distant, and gave the
Miss Herman's neck was broken by
the fall and death was instantltnceous.,
but ~MeLenlon was literaily roasted
alive, being unable to release himself
from the ear.
Butter Was Poisoned.
Lexington, Ky.-Ul'nknown miscreants
enteredl the dclairy house of John Roark,
dairyman, living nea:r this city, and
sprinkled paris green in large quanctities
of milk nndl butter, which lie had pr'
pared for th(' mnarket. A broken win
dow led to thie fortunate discovery of
the poison, lIest a whlolesale poisoning of
IRoark's faniily and customers might
Gas Fields in Danger.
Oklahoma City.-Oklahloma's gas fiels
will be sapped in this generation if it
happens that Ocklallomna's legislature will
not prohibit the piping of gas out of the
state, and the big companies are permit
Sted to carry out their alrceadly executed
plans. Thlis is the opinion of L. L.
H lutchison, of ~orman, the state geolog
ist, who has spent four years studying
Sconditions in thle oil fields.
13 Children in 16 Years.
Hardy. Ark.-At the Sharp County
SFair, hIeld at Ash Flat, Martin Kiisinger
took the premium for the largest family.
Mr. and Mrs. Kissinger have been mar
nried sixteen yeirs and have thirteen chil
dren, all of whom are living, and have
never had twins or triplets born to
WILL BRING THE BODY HOME.
y Bishop Seth Ward Will Be Buried at
Nashville, Tenn.-A cablegram re.
ceived here Friday from Kobe, Japan,
announced that the remains of the latk
Bishop Seth Ward of the Methodist
Episcopal church, South, who died last
lMonday, will leave Kobe on October 3,
and will reach San Francisco about Octo
ber 22. The remains will be interred at
FROM SCOW TO PALACE
(Copy right. 1909.)
FULTON 5 CLERMIONT
One Hundred Years of Steamboat Development.
BIG JUMP IN COTTON
HIGHEST FOR THE SEASON1
SINCE CIVIL WAR.
Spot Prices 13 to 20 Cents -Crop's I
Indicated Value Greatest
lenmphi:. 'lT'nn.--lhniEowin, a burst of
Neil York advcileid to. the lughe,.t prines
for the ti iwi of the( year since the ctil1
\ ar, the (other ldelivery selling at.
1:'.37 and the l)eember at 13.12. n(.)
1!0o:, which is known a- the Sully y.ir,,
cott lon siold near 17 cents, but not until
.March, %hlen t he bulk of the crop haid;
been imarketeii from the flarim aind the
world ~as counvined that the yield was
really very shiort. 'rhi, season the reali
zation that the crop is simall has coulme
I1uchi sl iooner, and hence the high price
at the lbeginning of the season, when,
according to all precedent, prices should I
If the crop this year is as s Imall as
I0,00llt,000 alei, which is the extreime
of the low claims made for it, and
coml are.s with a crop of !:,3S2,0Oi00 ha!es
last year, at the present plrice it would
have a value of approximately $7 10,
000,000. which is more thani aniy cotton
crop in history ever brought to the
The lemplhis spot market is excited,
not to say wild. The middling uplands
quotation was advanced 1-4 cent on the
dlay to 13 1-8 ents, but actual sales are
eing made in many instances imuclh
higher than this. Receipts of what is
termed "creek" cotton are bringing not
less than 14 cents and as high as 14 1-2
cents. Staples range to 20 cints. With
in the past two days a factor sold 350
hales at 16 cents, which had been held
on tie instructions of the owner for
three years becaue his fixed price of 16i
cents had not been heretofore obtainable.
In the afternoon cotton was put out on
factors' tables at 20 and 22 cents, which
one week ago was sold fully 1 1-2 cents
below these prices.
WILL TEST ANTI-TRUST LAW
Sherman Law and Interstate Com
merce Acts Up.
Washington.- Important anti- trust
and interstate commerce litigation will
ie taken up by the Supreme Court of
the United States at the outset of the
October term, which will begin on Octo
ber 12. The Sherman law and the in
terstate commerce laws both will have
their scope tested in the cases which
will be brought before the court with
the opening of the term.
The ease of the United States vs. the
American Tobacco Company, known as
the tobacco trust ease, will he argued at
the opening of the ternm. It not only
involves the question whether the Aner
icean Tohaco Company and related con
cerns are, combinations in restraint of
trade undler the Shlierua i law, and
whether they should he shut out of
interstate nillmeree, but whether or
not the great combination built arouwnd
iI( American Toblac(co (ompalny shall
lie roken and w het her t he broad int ir
pretatin piut on the Sherman act by
the court below shall be sustained.
Veterans at Chattanooga.
( lIatianoug', Tenn.--One of the larg
e-t. gatherings of ve,,teran in some
years will l!e hltehl here in the assemnly
of Turchin's brigade, eompi, sed of six
Ohio regiments and one fromii Indiana,
lthe seven commndils to muster at least
1,500 meni h re on Thur(sday. Octoie(r 14.
The celchration will be at 1 o'clock in
the morning at 1)eh.ng's headquarters
on Missionary Ridge. lurchin's brigade
is composed of the El'eventh, Seven
teehth, Thirty-first, Thirty-sixth, Six
tenth, Tenth ail Ninety-serond Ohio
infantries, and the Eighty-second Ii.
Cotton Stocks 1,519,932.
W\a-hington.--lThe total numnl.r of
bales of cotton hehi on Auguit 31 in the
United Stales was 1.319 932, as against
1,236.059 in l90o, according to a report
by the census bureau Thursday, and 1,
514,567 in 1907. The quantity of cotton
held in the cotton growing States on
August 31 last was 702,99s, and in all
other States M61,934. The quantity con
sumed during the year was 5,os5,3so
bales, againso 4,539,000 in 190'. The
number of active spindles in operation
during the year was 27,783,491.
THE DEATH OF HER BELOVED
President Taft and Other Distin
guished Americans Pay Trib
utes to Deceased.
St. Ilaul. Minn.-ihne of th,' nm1et re
unar]kal trillb ts e, 'r paid to th1, mlltl
ory of a public wan in Mhinm,'.,ta \\a
,c,.,r:hded th,. ht- (;\,.GOrn,,r Jobh,!nu.n to
dayv. The unuif ua inter*- anl sympatlz
manifested during his illnehs has Iur.ne,
inti the 1,rofoundeist grief, for surely ni
Mlinnes-otan ever g,:t elwr to the hearts
of his peophle thian did I oveirnor .iJohnson.
Iront the hour the governir's death
\as lirst publicly auiiouniced by the i!ol.
ing of a school bell in Rochiester, all
usual public activity was abandoned.. At
banks, stores and offices were closed and
Sthe buildings draped in black and purple
(,overnor ,lohnson's body was escorted
i to the special Chicago (reat Western
train by a throng of citizens from every
I walk of life. On the train were Mrs,
.lJollnson, a few of her personal friends,
I state officers and friends of the late gov.
Sernor. As the cortege passed down the
street leading to the station, the escort
lined tup on either side with bared heads
and the hundreds of people around the
depot showed a like respect.
a Mayor Tihompson had proclaimied it a
day of public mourning. The mayor and
councilmnen acted as pall-bearers.
All the way along the route to St.
Paul, flags were at half-mast and build.
ings draped with crepe. At Zombrota,
I the entire population of the town ap
peared to be at the station. A touching
feature was the appearance of a large
1 number of school children lined up along
r the platform, each provided with thli
I national colors which were pointed down.
SG(ov. Johnson at times during the night
Ieemed to wish that the end might come,
for on one occasion he said:
"My, the time drags slowly.
lie lapsed into unconsciousness at 1
o'lc:ek. Towards the end lie revived and
raised himself several times to pat his
wife on the cheek.
Hlis last words were:
"W\ell, Nora, I guess I'm going; we
have made a brave fight."
Joe Bailey's Tribute.
l- oustolj, Texas-United States Sena.
- tor J. W. Btailey hlad this to say of Gov.
S '"In common with good citizens every
eI where, I deplore the death of Gov. lohn
son. 1i: early struggles and ultimate
e triumph are an inspiring lesson to the
s youth of the land and teach how poverty
t and obscurity must yield to ambition and
y good conduct."
Bryan Says Death Great Loss.
f ouglas, Ariz.--Wm. .. . Bryan said on
the det'th of Gov. .lohnson:
"f is career illustrates the possibilities
r of Anmerican citizenship, and his dedth
I is a great loss to our party and the
I1 country. Ilis civic virtues won for him
a host of aldmirrers, an,1 his ipersonal qual
Siti.'s converted his aiiimnrres into friends."
SJohnson's Life Inspiration.
ilndialnapolis, Indl.--(;ov. Marshall, of
- Indliana, said of (oov. Johnson:
"lHis life will be an unseen yet ever
y lresent inspiration 1o all men andi boy
x of A merica whlo believe that justice andi
I, mercy an!d iharity can nolrt lie disasso
it eiatel fron the alffairs of governient.'
n Champ Clark's Tribute.
' Bowtling c;reen, Mo.--11hen told of the
. dieath of (;ov. .Johnson, Congres.mnan
C(hamp (lark said:
"I regret exceedingly to hear of the
( death of (;cov..hlnooi. le was a mitian
;of high charactor, sterling ability and
Senator Frazier's Opinion.
S Chlatl a nooga, Tealn.- Senator .Ja ili. B,.
e Frazier, hlilen told of (overniir Johnson's
t d it ih, sahl:
t "'le was a pliasant lian of rathi-r
thih ileals a ni string cn ict io ns. Jiti
,ii c lntrv ;will ri-grit hi, li1,s. I1 1 was a
Sn odiii4, man, hut ;iiossI a strong hr
1 sonialit v which would douhtle5s have im
f' li'('- l it.elf iiiori on the natiiin as tihe
i people cale to know hlilrl htter. lIe
e was an irthlodox ,enmcrat, not prone tc
I take t(.nliriry aldvantagi, rather look.
ing into the future for higher ideals"
BISHOP WARD IS DEAD
BREAKDOWN CAME AFTER HE
Made Bishop in 1906 Son of a
Pioneer, He Practically
'I'o!Ji,. Hi-hi p S t, h \\:rd. ,of the
,'thudis ]pi-' ,.I t hon h, S'unth, died
Minla v aft,,rm ni. 'T'he hisi lh arrived
in lhI~ I:-t m.nth n hi Ili r.eg.ular tour
Uof inii , t ion 4" lih. l M. h ,'h,1, t mi4..i, , 1n
of lplan. a1,d h"" \i.t- takeln ill shortly
;1ltu r h .lli, trtiltl. a.i- t iia -t t','k the \ti r'
polle ii 'r;il lyl " sillk g', atl the
fatal t(Minintin LON hE iiiSTA STT;l E lot
ll ynchngt'; tead.
t h, `'1,+,i 1, \ i: , \\li , t' Itam frIti mi l Ii i -
toiii T' \., h li- l', trI pill :lit Frl- llli'itt
\' hil, h, it'.a not - -ff-rin' frotm itn
r.' l tliii, ll' r lin l;i!it, it \\;it , . \tni n ithat It'
\ :t , illn p ,t ;';1 Ith.;t11, :1' hii frIl. ti J., at
Slap1itl t. di tt- d, him i ir the tril.
' Th e IL ishup ;i ',1 ,t ar I ,,i l. I ' la 4 rbved
:h-t i,.i-; l i lli ,i, l Is I nr'\ i se1t1 tI,l h
ilthl ist ii. . aiil i h rcht, South. from
190: lu til i1 'd o, ak yl i ]ii 'ltidI bishop
in the llitt r' itlear.
RIOTS IN LONE STAR STATE
One Man Shot, One Wounded and
Lynching Is Feared.
to]ulton, 'lev\.- Stv il ay.e as ,shot.
to devath an s Ih lua I)laur v i. in the
tarels of hIh, th-i. - n'. a r ull of thin
ll c.ifl' ul rt, hll or t Il.' t rut hohll of
the inlo d li irul e, ta ir ian ty olintl.
Sheriltl ibslto', p1 --.,u d -'lh ut s'ix imen,
o inllofanioll rl.iael[ fomil iiin egrfes,.
-urrondc,d a uhwt .,t t\\lhere, the des
,t, radis whic ' the tlmn twon b n lad an ar
Sgiven wofrd ia.-hd it foru thiem. Tone
'aiiiin, a ngro. tt, ishot in the eck
by Seveu, Ilayvs ith a load of huck
thot, and then lihavs himself lri l. hie
body rihillit with bulhlts.
l'harl s 1)eat y, the elscaped ion vie
and the brother-in-law of layes, threw
down his gun and was captured. De
lany is the .layer ouf Tut ll ardin andl i
motione of cth, ounel, who asshtill'd Jailer
Barbe order and l rcked him up in his ceil.
Stevir aayeas is the slassedr of A. A. lun-ighr
son, who hancied a posse that rtde up
to the diayes cabin while Delapy was
hiddn there.titl to t under t
BRISTOL IS NOW A WET TOWN
Several Saloons Are Preparing tc
Bristol, \'a.-alon s wreill open in
the Virginia half of the city t once,nt
fas a result of J udg Kellty's decisin ote
the now famous local option contest,
which grew out of the election of July
8, in which the iets won by a major
ity of . Judge Kelley sustained thehe t
contention of the oPresidentete i thure coil
test, and deopided the great a majority of the
legal votes wast in the election were in
favor of license. ]h quickly denied a
motion of counsel for tcthe drys to sres
end his order and refuse licen.se until
their appeal is passed on by the higher
court, annrelay rouncing at the time that he
will on Wednesday grant licenses to all
who may be entitlednnr of them underent ith
law.Y the side. uision is clina sore defeate fori
d the dryspool at ho haw spent ,a tlarge ramount
of thate r]c ent eletion anged souh as toplic
iTAFT OPEENS BIG TUNN GRIEVED.
M' .inontrose, Col.-Pr-Like a new Mosevirin
smiting the rock and causi. ng the waisilr
IC to gush fortl, President Taft Thfiursday
mformally opened the great cpcGunnison tun-y for
unel, which will spread ountr.he bleasings fwill
of hflt ar o therto useless deser tt l ovand.
imBut he also wit."ssed an exciting
enjcowgirl relay race a t the Montro
county fair, ani complimsot nted the six-vrnr
teen-year-old winner of the event itn th
i.g proeaudhes than a lfles, shook hands witre
ofew Indi an chiefs, chduckaed babies un
pder the chin and mffr a few P Wile hes onp
ng the side. uport his wideind nito athe inr.
'the pool at G.lenw w , on the ground'tr
thati he was tod,. Iis faor such a public
s.inolain, rol.- Prosident Ttft, ii wiringt.
his o, sd lhevrces t liMrs. Ihns kn, said:of
the"v. nn as a natiitial igurei
'of Highwaymen Rob Young Man grat capacity for
ousefgulnss t,, his countryp lils loss wilt
ie felt far hto kod the state thi at thloved
St. i Iaul, Minn.-ttoin t. ,lohns.n
of the state a id of that distinctihn he
par.Gd inielf fore t,at care fter takwhileng hslp
moin to spported his widto wetd moter.n te