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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-IIACIIE, IA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1909. NUMBEI 15.
WHO GETS INTEREST?
CONTROVERSY OVER A LARGE
SUM MUST FOLLOW.
Matter Will be Determined When the
Fiscal Agent Institutions
Make a Report.
iaton lrtuge. When State Treas
urer St.ie rnld, out the check for
the New · )rleans I, vie ih)ard, to
pay back to the, board'l the $7lt (P0C
which the treasure-r had on deposit
In thfi State fiscal agent banks, he
did not include In the chrck the in
terest ea;rne ,d by this money while it
wasr held by the State.
Whether the State of Louisiana or
the Jleans hoard gets this money is
a nmatter that will be settlled at tho
end of the ytear, when the fiscal agent
banks mnike a settlement with the
state for all money had on deposit in
the year previous to the date of set
There is consirderable difference of
opinion as to whetlher the state or
the levee board is entitled to the In
forest. The courts held that the lev
ee board was entitled to keep the
custody of its own funds In a fiscal
agent of Its own selection.
SHORTAGE IN SCHOOL FUND.
Deficiency in State Treasury Urged
as the Reason.
Baton Rouge.-The financial condi
tion of the state tr:easury during the
past year has resulted in the school,
not getting the full limit to which
they would have been entitled if the
state's finances had been on a better
basis and the state had had more
money in its fiscal agent banks.
The condition and the reason for
the failure of the school boards to
receive as much money as some of
them thought they were entitled to
receive is explained by the following
exchange of letters between M. C.
Bridges, president of the East Fe
liciana school board, and T. H. Har
ris, state superintendent of education.
The letters follow:
"Hon. T. H. Harris, Superintend
ent of Education, Baton Rouge, La.:
Dear Sir-In planning our work for
the past year for the public schools
of this parish we expected to get
more money from the state than we
did the previous year. Act No. 160,
passed by the legislature of 1906, ap
propriated for public schools for the
year ending June 30, 1907, $660,000,
and a like amount for the year end
Rig June 30, 1908. The legislature of
1908, act,No. 88, appropriated $900,
000 for the year ending June 30, 1909.
We are working under the same cen
sus we were in 1908, and accordingly
anticipated an increase from the
state In proportion to the increase in
the appropriation, which is a little
more than 36 per cent. We have re
ceived from .the state only a few dol
lars more than for the previous year
(about $22), while we were expect
ing about $4,000 more. At our reg.
ular quarterly meeting, July 3, we
were about $2,000 in debt, while last
year at the same time we had on
hand about $1,400, showing that our
outlay for the year was about $3,400
more than our receipts. Now if we
had received from the state what we
expected we should have been all
right. My board instructed me to
take up the matter with you, and I
shall appreciate it if you will writa
explaining the matter fully.
"Yours very truly,
"M. C .BRIDGES, President."
"Mr. M. C. Bridges, Norwood, La.:
Dear Sir-Replying to your letter of
the 8th, I have just been down to
the auditor's office and investigated
the question discussed in your letter.
The law reads, '$900,000, or any part
thereof as may be available from the
taxes collected.' The auditor informs
me that the taxes available for this
purpose are only slightly in excess
of those of last year, and while.pro
vision has been made for the $900,.
000 appropriation by the legislature,
the funds available do not warrant
the increase called for. I regret that
you are placed in the position you
are, but trust your police jury will
come to the rescue. I suggest that
you bring all the forces possible to
bear upon your police jury, and get
your people to urge an increased ap
propriation. If public sentiment will
back you up in your fight you ought
to be able to bring enough pressure
to bear upon the members of the po
lice jury to secure whatever amount
you are behind. Yours very truly,
"T. H. HARRIS."
DeSoto the Banner Corn Parish.
?iansfleld.-The recent address at
this place by the government expert
on raising corn has aroused much In
ter(,st in the subject, and the fact is
recalled that DeSoto parish produc
ed the largest yield of corn in the
state, and, with but two exceptions,
the largest in the world, the two ex
ceptions being raised in South Caro
Want a Federal Building.
Thibodaux.-The city board of al
dermen has adopted a resolution de
claring that Thibodaux has reached
that class of towns which, owing to
the amount of their postoffce re
ceipts, are entitled to a federal gov
ernment building, and requesting
Congressman Robert F. Broussard to
use his ,ulnuence with the proper au
thorities 'at Washington and in con
gress to secure the erection of a
building. The site for a federal build
Ing in this city would be ideal.
p FARMERS RAISING CORN.
Big Shipment on Boat Shows That
Crops are Being Diversified.
Baton Rouge.-The biggest load of
corn ever brought to Baton Rouge,
perhaps the biggest ever brought
down the Mississippi river in recent
years, was landed at the wharf here
by the steamer Columbia. There
were o80 sacks of corn in the load,
and it came from points along the
r Atchafalaya river, consigned to the
i Louisiana Feed Products comnpany of
I Baton Rouge,. Up to this year such
a load of corn front Louisiana land
was never known, and was impossi
- ble. But now, instead of bringing
i cotton out of the Red river, Ouachita
and Atchafalaya bottom lands, the
boats are bringing corn. The 80)
sacks that were brought down also
developed the fact that corn can be
shipped here by boat and reshipped
by rail from here to New Orlean's,
cheaper than it can be shipped for
the entire distance by boat to New
Orleans. This is due to the exces
sive cost of handling the grain, when
it is intended for export, after it
reaches New Orleans. The corn
which was brought here by the Co
lumbia, consigned to the Louisiana
Feed Products company, was bought
by this company for export and was
reshipped from Baton Rouge in a car
to the grain elevator in New Orleans,
where it will be exported.
New Refinery Inspected.
Baton Rouge.-F. A. Weller of
New York, president of the Standard
Oil company of Louisiata, recently
inspected the work that is being
done in the building of the $2,000,
000 refinery that the Standard is
constructing just north of Baton
Rouge. The construction work on
the refinery and upon the pipe line
connecting the refinery with the ail
fields of Oklahoma and north Louisi
ana is being pushed very rapidly,
and everything will be completed
shortly after the 1st of January.
The pipe that is to be used by the
Standard Oil comurtny in crossing the
Mississippi river has been landed
here. The pipe was brought up the
river from New Orleans by boat,
landed at the city wharf, and taken
from there by barge to the point op
posite the refinery where the cross
ing will be effected.
The pipe is eight inches in diam
t eter, with extra heavy clasps for the
joints, and is of such a make that
it can be placed on the bottom of the
river. It will bend before it will
The low stage of the river is very
favorable for putting down this pipe,
and the work will be completed with
in the next few weeks.
+ LOUISIANA AT A GLANCE. +
The King's Daughters of New Or
leans have decided to hold a flag
day in February for the purpose of
raising funds with which t? repair
their Rest Awhile.
The public school athletic league
in the city of New Orleans has ask
ed the budget for $20,000 to provide
proper equipment for the carrying on
of that branch of instruction.
The state board of health is now
gathering statistics concerning pella
gra and the spread of the \dread dia
The Evangeline Oil Company has
brought suit at Lafayette t o have
the assessment of their oil pipe line
The Louisiana Christian nMirtlon
Association held its annual conven
tion at Sheveport.
The Southwest Louisiana Truck
and Fruit Growers' Association, with
a marketing agency feature, hasbeen
organized at Lake Charles. Farmers
and truck growers in that section
are enthusiastic over the project.
The Masdachusetts monument to
be unveiled at Baton Rouge on Nov.
ember 15 has been placed in position
ready for the ceremonies which will
be impressive in the extreme.
1 The postmasters of Louisiana met
t in convention at Baton Rouge,. and
Sbusines of much impotance to the
t men who handle the mail was trans
1 Two trains were ditched by a col
Slision at Melville.
A $20,000 lodge bnilding will be
erected at Hammond by the Pythians
and Odd Fellows.
Oil was struck at Monroe at a
depth of 2,215 feet.
Prevost Hubbard, the good roads
expert, is experimenting with Lou
islana oils for burnt clay roads.
The Louisiana state capitol was
s nicely decorated for the occasion of
President Taft's visit, and the pro
e gram was carried out with entire sat
isfacion to all.
Horticulturists of New Orleans
. have decided to erect a club house
of their own.
Fred Grace, .register of the state
land office, has received notice of the
- appointment of delegates to the
Southern Conservation congress by
d the mayors of the following cities:
o Plaquemlne, Alexandria, Amite City,
Vidalia, Pineville, St. Francisville,
Gueydan, Many, Hammond and Ba
o The assessment roll of Iberia par-.
1- ish, just received by the state audi
1- tor, shows the total assessment of
t the parish for the year to be $7,314,
1- 718, an increase of about $300,000
over last year,
MOUNTAIN CLIMBING MADE EASY
The Recent Aeroplane Flights in France Show an Easy Way to Settle the
Mount McKinley Dispute.
BANK IS BROKEN INTO
BREATHITT FEUDISTS FIGHT
Sheriff in Pursuit of Those Who
Forcibly Took Ballots and Es
caped to the Mountains.
Jackson, Ky.--Breathitt county, the
seat of a feud which has been a promi
nent feature of the political history for
many years past, is in the throes of a
campaign which threatens to result in
serious trouble. A full set of county
officers is to be elected, and feeling has
been at fever heat for several weeks
past. This culminated in the seizure
of the stock of official ballots by a body
of armed men, who forcibly took them
from a local bank, where they had been
deposited for safekeeping, and made off
with them to a small hamlet in an al
most inaccessible part of the county.
Sheriff Crawford, armed with war
rants for the arrest of S. II. Hurst,
county clerk, and William Sebastian,
summoned a posse and went after the
men and ballots. The sheriff says that
when.he and his posse approached the
house in which the ballots are alleged
to be held they were covered with sixty
guns in the hands of men who had been
in the party which made the raid on
the ballots in the bank here, and the
sheriff and his men returned to Jack
BUYING INDIA COTTON.
Southern Mills for First Time Go
Abroad for Material.
Anderson, S. C.-As a result of the
prevailing high prices of American cot
ton, Southern mills for the first time
in their history are purchasing cotton
grown in India. President H. C. Town
send, of the Townsend Twine Mills, has
placed orders for several hundred bales
of Indian cotton, and it is understood
that the other mills in the Piedmont
section of South Carolina have done
The Indian cotton is of a shorter
staple than the upland cotton, but is as
white and smooth. The mills are going
to experiment with this cotton and if it
proves satisfactory, as the mill men are
confident it will, large orders wlil be
placed at once.
The Indian cotton was bought at
11 1-8 cents f. o. b. New York. l'he
hfeight to Anderson is 56 cents pd:
hundred pounds. This cotton can,
therefore, be laid down here for about
11 3-4 cents, while the Americap cottoný
is bring 16 1-4 cents here now.
ITO GETS $22,500 FUNERAL.
Tokio.-The funeral ceremony over
the body of Prince Ito will be conduct
ed in Hibya Park and interment will
be made at Omori, a short distance
south of Tokio, on a wooded bluff over
loking Tokio Bay and on which is situ
ated the celebrated Temple of Ikegami.
Later, when a tomb is erected, the body
will be given a final resting place in
Shiba Park amid the temples and the
tombs of famous Japanese. The State
has appropriated $22,500 for the ex
penses of the statesman's funeral.
Washington.-A decrease in the num
ber of casualties on American railroads
for the year ending June 30, 1909, is
shown by a report published by the in
terstate commerce commission.
During the year 2,791 persons were
killed and 63,920 were injured on rail
roads a.s against ,3764 killed and 68,760
injured during the previous fiscal year.
This was a decrease of 973 killed and
5,490 injured. The report shows that
the number of employes killed in coup
ling and uncoupling cars and engines was
32 per cent less than during the fiscal
year of 1908.
Debt Limit Sought.
New York.-'he judicial determina
tion of New York City's debt limit
the court of appeals having recently
found that the city had more than $50,
000,000 borrowing capacity-resulted in
action by the board of estimate which
will result in further subway exten
sion. The board voted $15,000,000 for
the construction of the Fourth avenue
subway in Brooklyn and approved the
contracts for the work:. This subway
will eventually open up a new and fast
route to Coney Island.
$4,000,000 ON COTTON
PATTON IS LONG BY ABOUT
Every Change of a Point Means
$10,000 to Millionaire
Chicago.-James A. Patten bhecame
approximately $4,000,000 richer through
a wild rise in American and English
cotton markets Thursday. lie is long
about 200,000 hales, much of which he
accumulated when cotton was selling
around 9 cents a pound. An advance to
14 5-8 cents at the opening when shorts
attempted to cover, gives him an aver
age profit of four cents a pound.
Every change of a point in the market
means $10,000 to the millionaire grain
trader, who won about $5,000,000 in
wheat on the board of trade last May.
Since last spring cotton has advanced
about five cents, and as a result Patten's
Chicago followers have been richly re
warded, as they were last spring in
With the exception of six years ago,
when cotton sold at 16.65 cents in the
New York market, the present era of
quotations is the highest in the history
of the market.
IMPORTS TO U. S. INCREASING
Growth in Principal Manufacturers'
Washington.-Large increases, in some
instances to from 40 to 200 per cent, in
quantities of the principal manufactur
ers' materials imported into the United
States for the month of September, last,
compared with the figures of September
a year ago, are shown by a statement
issued by the department of statistics
Wool imports aggregated 25,250,000
pounds, against 8,500,000 in September,
1908; cotton imports, 6,000,000 pounds,
against practically 3,000,000 pounds;
hides and skins, over 51,000,000 pounds,
against about 35,000,000; pig iron, 9,
500,000 pounds against 6,750,000 in Sep
Imports of fibers show a considerable
decrease, the figures being 15,214 tons,
against 26,308 tons for September, 1908.
Food stuffs, in Most cases, show a de
cline in imports during September com
pared with the same month in 1908.
Sugar imports were over 227,000,000
pounds,. against nearly 383,000,000
pounds in September of last year. Tea
was practically 11,000,000 pounds,
against about 14,000,000 pounds in Sep
THOUGHT HER BURGLAR.
Cashier of Bank Shoots and Kills Aged
Anderson, S. C.-Mistaking her for
a burglar, W. A. lludgens, cashier of the
Bank of Starr, near here, shot and killed
Martha Young, an aged negro woman
employed as cook in his family. She
iad entered the house to secure some
milk, and, ignorant of Mr. IlHdgens'
presence in the house, failed, apparent
ly through fright, to answer when he
asked who entered. A coroner's jury
exonerated Mr. Hudgens from all blame.
Victor Blue Gets Command.
Washington.-- His first important
command was given to Lieut.-Comdr.
Victor Blue, when the navy department
assigned him to the gunboat Yorktown.
Commander Blue won fame and a pro
motion by locating the Spanish fleet in
Santiago harbor during the Spanish
American war and carrying the first in
formation in regard to its exact loca
tion to the American fleet. For some
time Commander Blue has been the ex
ecutive officer of the North Carolina.
Million for Corn Sufferers.
Mexico City.-The government will ad
vance $1,000,000 to alleviate the suffer
ing cau.ed by the corn famine, among
the poorer classes, $500,000 of which
sum will be put to immediate use. The
department of the interior has sent out
a general circular to the governors of
the various states where the crops suf
fered from the frosts, telling of the ap
pointment of thie special governmental
committee to have charge of the distri
bution and asking for new ~etails as to
the needs of the states,
INSULT TO THE SOUTH P
BISHOP CHANDDER DENOUNCES W
South Does Not Need Outside Aid to D
Purge Their Brains of Ignorance
and Bowels of Worms.
Atlanta, (a.-J hn 1). Raockefelhlr's
gift of $1.o t.t000 ll, t linht the h,,,k- l
w ,o rm in th ,, s ,,ui th , ha . .irred th e ire et
of biIshop \\'arru ('._ IhD r ,t the Soutih- r
.r'n Mlt hl, di t hll . \eh, r le ,idno i' un , i, the
oil magnate.'s action as an i,.ult to this t
sectin. i-hlp 'anidier .: s:
"It ik tio Ie holrd Ithat ( tr plaole will
not I(e taken ty 'Mr. I,,ekel,,ller's werlnui
fl.e' fllutl nlil holo, rt,I r l ,.,m i1is i, . I.
lTlhi, halbit of ,In li,, , iat theI SuthI for
all "ort,1; , f m , r emt'. , t et ,liei ' lll ean
lightetnt nts is ,not for our ian,,lit, andt
thel to~ ra,'ady ; ('i'ni l('e of (I hee lll hi, alhng ;
t- ,t' o r cre, lit. r.r. R: ,ck lfellt r aItotll
'ake tilharl'I.., If 1,f, h ou1r hrlc(as alll our 1
stonlahs an I purge ir r Irain; of ignor
ance :atild itlr hIv ais otf \\'nlorm ,.
"'lRockefeller'r; gift fillws a campni:ain
ill Sensational lltitgu illeS to p till't e t( he
South as cursed btt y l,ellag ra a ndi ho,,k- it
wormls. With a mlillion of mm'.y and a
sensational Opress engaed in portraying t
orr sect iu of thli litit: as a'itn'rse'dl, w" t
wionder what other slrander is to bie cul- (
t iniateld against it. \t
"1),onatitns nrty easily, as rtdum-din
bl'llets, w lound where they hit and leav' e
ia mortal poisin in the hole they make
after leing receive.l. Thle Siouill can t
get rid of its nilegead worilrs without
Hiockefeller's niilliron dollar ,lose of vernii
MAY SUBSTITUTE FOR COTTON (
German Textile Experts Looking for
a "Just as Good" Fiber.
Be'rlin.-O-twing to the high price of
cottl . ~ihe (ite 'rn,:tn textile h'experts have
been turningi their attention to othlier
fihers that mighit be usad as a substitlute.
Ilecently a slininnr g e ipanylll. at ('lrhnn
itz lhais succeeded in spinnting the liber
contailned in tihe seeds of the kapok, or
silk cottton tree, of the troplics. In its
natural state this fiber canlnoit lie, spun,
owing to its extreine brititleneass, but
Prof. (holllerg of ('heinnita hIras faultnd a
method of treating it to nimake it spinn
able, and the yarn ii dlesribed as having
a peculiarly soft, silks feeling.
The fillr Ihas the ailv'antage of being
considerally cheaper than cotlton, lbut no
informnation is at hand showing the wear
ilg quality of fabrics made frtol kapok
CADET VICTIM OF FOOTBALL
Neck Broken in Harvard-Army Game.
Father Saw Accident.
W\est Potint.--('ndet Eugene A. Byrne,
of Bull'alo, N. Y., a fourth year iran at
tihe United States Military Acadeny,
died in the cadet lhosp.ital Sunday lornl
i ing, victim of footblall. The arnmy is
accustomed to death, but not in this
I deplorable form, and this tragedy of the
gridiron has brought such poignant grief
to olficers and cadets alike, that tihe end
of football at West Point and Annapolis
is predicted by many.
Young Ilyrne expired with hris grief
stricken father, John ltyrne, a Civil \War
veteran, at hi:r htedsitde. B]rave as was
the young soldlier's fighlt against deatIh,
it was hopeless fromn the start. lBuriedl
beneath a mass of struRggling players in
- the Harvard-Armnny gaile Satutrdlay, his
neck was twisted and broken ly the
weigiht of thie cnrishini g pIile alove Iimr,
Sandt he was picked up, with everry nerve
in his body, except those of his lhead
Sand face, helpless to iperform their fune
NEGRO MURDERER HUNTED
IBlack Who Killed Aged Man May
Terre HIaute, Ind.-Pl'osses are search
ing the ficlls north of thie city liriits
for a negrao rmrdrerer, against whomt
thie feelinig is so bitter that a lynching
is not unlikely.
Sam Swope, a negr'o aully andl thlug,
\aet Arthur Smnith, a white watch irker,
70 years of raga', laenit andt criippld with
age and intirmities, and deandtataad that
r the old man give hiin a nickel with which
Sto buy Ibeer. Thire Il mia in isistcd thiait
She harl no montey, and the enri'ageli negro
Sknocked him doi lo\\wnr and beat Ilanl kicked
Shim to dleath in a nrcst atrocioaurs ittn
Cnor. Several persons witnestsedti thie lbru-r
tal crime, but no one interfered, nor dlid
any of them mtake any attenlpt to cap
Sture thie negro, who strolled away farom
y the body of his victimr with I a warnling
to othlrer whites whio oplatosdt hiis wishes.
Men Die Faster Than Women.
Chicnago.-Accardinig to tire ('hicagro
helath bulletin issruedr Sitltrdliay, ('hicago
Swoutal he an Atdanrless Eden \\were it not
for the nrew male llrooI which is ctailing
Sin. Figure's cotnrilead fir five vallrs sirhow
an astoanding excass in the IrnlIet datlih
rate over the female ledthi rate. T'lh'
' percenrtage of excess of mrale dealthrs iper
10,000 ,,opulation is as hiighl as 65 per
cent. in the case of alcoaolisn. In prev
Salent diseases, like pnernrtoniai andl tlule'
culosis, the male excess is about 50 per
Possible Crop 10,520,000.
Florence, S. C.--Unrritel Stat,.s Sena
tor Ed Smith is in r.ceiplt of a latter
Sfrom Statistician R. L. Neal, with ad
i vance shreets of a circeular to ite sent out
e showing that after a trip over thIe Southl
the most careful estimrates of tihe eot.
f ton crop this year indtlicates a possible
crop of 10,520,.00t ,alh's, angrce'ing withl a
Srecent estimate issued bly Sernator Smnith.
SFrom exporters Senator Smithi learns
Sthat it is expectedl that if the govern.
• ment report issued next week on cotton
confirms previous advices, cotton will be
hnd to reach famine pricee,
PRINCE ITO MURDERED >
WHOLE WORLD REGRETS HIS
Death of Great Statesman Will Not
Affect the Policy He Had
Mapped Out. ili
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ruler ,f K1 et.l'il, \\hol , h p,,}it'i. to r,.buls i P
the' rt ryliltl\. ,,toodi l t't w',', lin } 'a wtill
the dh',r lat ti,,ton ,III im:u ,li:tte ;I: i:!1.\;:
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intenlltinll ill .l;!.hlMuri;a art . llitallleh to hi
hlii ;I :1 u ihl lijn l\ t1, ti ,t r,,n n l "In' rt' of
all lnltti,'41ns. \\henl I r1t' 11rn I iol, ' to
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t'nlllll ltttl. Prince Ito inltndii'dl to
inaullg.llrat, mil i f l'te a iiii wt pii I liy
in lanllli,lliit I,11n t11he. I.\;a i i nl ture I '
this \as 11 1 V ii d ,I' i 11. 1 t.li. 'l il .il'l,
i. r til e f tilt' ,ilatinil, t glill in an inltr
"'iTh dh atilh of 'iUc ('1t, i t will not
(chan lg tle lh I tlichi<. of ,h.l ,trIi. "The I <laith'
re ititt'es otf lrit' llc ItIo sill vt'he lint' 11i (I
n taintl, 11111 thil tral itions left by him
t wiBoll Weevil l' Crop Diversid."
h1- nir tion Imperative. i i , t
eiiif o tll ' til lit 'lli i olftll Jil l tlit '1 1111', i
man lll r "i'at il f incti l I:%, 1icn abll .Tn- a
gt neht. Thile t 1apan4tI 111411 forciulLI nl'\\, -
r paIers all'rf. wit , llgit rl.1I litiily
thie de tih of the ,rll'i ror 'couldii i rtlrt'-,
f sim il tr d l lnti1 4, 11i h1:1, otf s ' tiiath . Pi erl -
e hap, l I nte1 Ieto' death tau11-1,s 1 rIii !' ii i ti
, Y rsat l sinC erit aI I1< grie' f hIltta -,n he wa';is
ell o f tihlls oi l , l ,lre i tlit tiy i tne , rt \h '
c creator of the ertltintt andl the fril'dl tof
the emperor hiniself. r
VARIED CROPS HOPE OF SOUTH
a Boll Weevil Make Crop Diversifiea
tion Imperative. o
S \u'asliengton .--1)r. li. T. Calloway,
chief of the blrnl of planlt iindustry.ir,
Su nited Statles idepiirtment of agricultr'. C
O and Prof. Ioilliinan, agriculturist in p
r' charge of flt'lr mi 1iiaee'nt investlia- b
k tilrns, binrgtiu of plant ith.utry, hIth ei
say that th re rmers of the cottn larea
LIof o the o ltern states Ila'e ltt to diver- a
sif.c their crops or t lg't out ii alto iether, t
ias the hI11tl wt 'ill t rail " hli as gainedl i
9. foothold which ilakis the diersitia
I1t crops loes not mean silllly that I belt- i
, ter price will he paid for col(ttln because litl
n. of the decrease in the acrelge, lllit that
is the money returns frlmn the products t ff
1is thefarms will be greatly increased.
to Corn is the crop most fav4ored a nd
of recomtmendedt for Ithe agilri.lt ural reg'l 4l4
Il of whichg Memphis is' the cht' ief trade l' el I
itt r, i et , '4u.e the frnier.1 und1rstl nd its r
culti f at ion r i li nd r et 4 i tlly. hidil.inti ini.1 ae11.
i tlat Il of rici iitf i(r11i4n will rt nl l r,- t I
GPHENOMENON AT SEAD.
SShafst of heFire Plunged From Heavens
liei Into Water.
-just in fron Frontera, i le.xc, reports
ahait'h wifntilt' e1(41)1 'ntwit-h a itl;liriig andi
4 1terrifying p9 1en minlenol I 1 hen iiht ut ( 1.140
' ile s noiarth iof the hxian coast hn the
n lf of h xtficro on it'. ni 1. t Vtther itr
olr from the gulif, t ei.rl, who exp(,rienc'd
h. it couhl not ttll. Abllouit 3i o'hlock ill
tie asfte orn in tLeedan, aine, vti he
gouod hI:alth, with its blesdinzs, t must un
dlrft:tm l. 'ilite .learly, that it involv'. the
quet-tion of right living with all the teirm
imt,lies. \\ ith iprol'r kno le h',e: ' of hatt
is le-t. ieacih hour of recreation, of enjoy.
mtlnt, of c ntetliilation and of tTo'urt may
Ie i:adi to ruitrihute to livintg arighlit.
Thi'n the ul' of mt licines 1:1" ,, ,lis
Ijr-eel with to atlvant:at', but under or
din:(ry cnliti jtn in mtany instance' a
ti . t whl ',-i n reti ,liy may Ie' invalht
abl,' if t:lkn at the proler time andl the
('aliforni:a I Syr lp (' o. holls that it is
:lik, itoirt:it to prre nt the utl .jet
trtIhfuilly atnI to -ipply the on, perfect
la.a tive t, thnae o, iring it.
( 't ,',l ' i'tly, thi e ',tant,:ny's Syrup of
lFiz;a Ic :Elixir of Senn, a give,. gner:l
at isftation. To get its hbnefhiial effect
buy the genuine, imanufaittre I by the
('alifornia Fig Syrup ('o. only, and for sale
by all leading druggists.
MAJOR OR MINOR.
Dir. Lunnon--I suppose I may ad
dress vyou as major, sir! Every man
in these southern states seems to be
a colonel or a major.
Texas Bill-I'm no major; I'm a
That Got Him.
A theatrical manager delighted In
taking a rise out of conceited or vain
tiembers of his company.
"I see you are getting on fairly
Swell." he remarked.
f "Fairly? I am getting on very well,"
replied the hero of the play, promptly.
"I played Hamlet for the first time
last night. You can see by the pa
pers' glowing criticisms how well I
"1 have not read them," replied the
other, quietly, "but I was there."
"Ohr, you were. Well, you noticed
how swimmingly everything went off?
Of course, I made a bungle of one
n part by falling into Ophelia's grave,
- but I think the audience appreciated
i even that."
º "I know they did," said the man
- ager, with a slight smile; "but they
, were frightfully sorry when you
a climbed out of it again!"
Typographical Union Led.
ii The first tuberculosis sanitarium to
be erected for the benefit of the labor
ing men was built by the Interna
tional Typographical union in con
nection with its home at Colorado
Springs. The Internatiopal Printing
Pressmen and Assistants' union have
'1 recently decided to erect a similar
sanitarium, and steps are now being
" taken to open such an institution. The
International Photo-Engravers' union,
'C while not conducting a sanitarium of
SIts own, pays for the treatment of its
' tuberculous members in institutions in
various parts of the country. The
International Boot Workers' union are
recommending to their members that
they ally themselves with the various
organizations united in the fight
Hated to Take the Money.
Frank I. Cobb, the chief editorial
' writer of the New York World, was
on a vacation in the Maine woods
once when Joseph Pulitzer, owner of
the World, wanted to communicate
with him. Mr. Pulitzer sent Cobb a
" Presently a country operator drove
Sin to the Cobb camp anti handed Cobb
the message, which read something
1 Simlplicity-aggrandizement - grif.
t' fon-gerald-roderick - hopscotch -
"There's a dollar to c(ollcet for deliv
oring that imessage," said the opera.
ator, "but I hate to take it. Somehody
along the line got it all balled up, and
rn they ain't no sense to it."
il- THE DIFFERENCE
to Coffee Usually Means Sickness, But
a Postum Always Means Health,
ar Those who have never tried the ex
, periment of leaving off coffee and
, drinking Postum in its place and in
Sthis way regaining health and happi
ness can learn much from the experi
ence of others who have made the
One who knows says: "I drank col.
an fee for breakfast every morning until
I had terrible attacks of indigestion
produicing days of discomfort and
mI nights of sleeplessness. I tried to give
I, up the use of coffee entirely, but found
Iy It hard to go from hot coffee to a
n glass of water. Then I tried Plostum.
on "It was good and the effect was so
ta pleasant that I soon learned to love
al. it and have used it for several years.
v. I improved immediately after I left
v. off coffee and took on Postum and
am now entirely cured of my indiges
tion and other troubles all of which
were due to coffee. I am now well
and contented and all because I
rs changed from coffee to Postum.
"Postum is much easier to make
right every time than coffee, for it is
Sso even and always reliable. We
Snever use coffee now in our family.
i 'We use Postum, and are always well."
Ii "There's a reason" and it is proved
i by trial.
Look in pkgs for a copy of the famous
" little book, "The Road 'o 'Wellville."
.ny Ever read the above letter? A new
my. one appear fromn time to time. They
are genuine, true, and full of human