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The Lower Coast Gazette.
DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF THE LOWER COAST AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, FISHERIES AND COMMERCE.
VOLUME II. POINTE-A-LA-IIACIIE, LA., SATURDAY, ,JANUARY 29, 1910. NUMBER 5.
All Over Louisiana
SUPPORT ATCHAFALAYA BOARD.
Aver That 30,000 Acres of Land Would
Ee Reclaimed.
Iiatin Rougi. -- (' ,ii ittis5 from the
parishes of l'ointo ('rupe. West Baton
Rouge and lerville .ailed upon Gover
n(er aalnders andl preseinted their rea
iuns for supporting the position of the
.\tchafalaya levee Iard in its efforts
to dam up Alabama bayou anrI build a
li-vee upon the east bank of the Atcha
falava.
The governor told the representa
tives that he was glad to receive them
anil get their views, which were pre
sentedl in anticipation of the mass meet
ing at St. Martinville to give the views
of tlhe people of St. Martin parish
against the prloposed lamming of the
bayou and the construction of the levee
on the east hank. unless a leveoe is also
built upon the west hank to protect
them from overflow.
Before the coommittee came to Raton
Rouge a mass meeting was helil at Port
Allen in West Baton Rouge cou:rthouse,
at whic·h time resolutions were adopted
setting forth the reasons why the par
ishes of l'ointe ('oupee, West Baton
Rouge and Iberville are in favor of the
dalm across Alalnma bayou and the pro
posed levee systemn The iprincipal point
is that it wounl redeem from overflow
about 30,00(0 sares of land which is at
present useless andi abandoned.
T. M3. Hewes of Point T'oupee acted
as spokesman for the delegates and pre
sented to the governor the reasons why
the citizens of the three parishes were
anxious to see carried out the work
which the Atchafalaya levee board
had undertaken in damming the Ala
bama bayou and building the levee. Mr.
Ilewes referredl to the progress which
the board had made in the work; how
the war department hail given its au
thority to the board to dam the hayou
and what it would mean in the way of
redeemed land to the people from Iher
ville to the upper end of Pointe Cou
pee.
Agricultural Education Approved.
Baton Rouge.--At a meeting of the
farmers attending the conference con
dlucted by the Louisiana State Univer
sity resolutions were adopted thanking
the university for undertaking the
work, expressing the appreciation of
the planting interests of the state for
the intelligent work which the univer
aity is doing for the farmers of Louis
iana, and especially indorsing the 10
day farmers' conference idea inaugu
rated for the first time this year by
the university. That the state should he
more liberal was the opinion expressed
by half a dozen speakers. The experi
ment station work is greatly cramped
for lack of funds. Dr. Dodson, the di
rector of the station, has been forced
to move to the Baton Rouge state
grounds and devote his time and atten
tion to this work, in addition to direct
ing the affairs of all the other stations.
Former Assistant Director McClendon
of the Baton Rouge farm has been
transferred to the Calhoun station. The
farmers assert that" for the past 10
years, while every other appropriation
has greatly increased, the state has not
increased its appropriation for the ex
periment station, and that the farming
interests are entitled to more liberal
treatment.
Increasing Potato Acreage.
Shreveport.-That the planters in this
section of the state are becoming more
generally interested in the growing of
Irish potatoes was indicated at a meet
ing of the North Louisiana Truck
Growers' Association held here,
and attended by a large num.
ber of Caddo and Bossier par
ish planters and several of the lead
ing agriculturists of Coushatta, Mans
field, Marthaville and other towns in
this section. Steps were taken for the
handling of the entire crop in this sec
tion next season. Albert Miller & Co.,
of Chicago, promising to buy the eh
tire crop. The company's representa
tive said he thought the potatoes would
bri~n at least 65 cents per bushel. The
growers were instructed in the best
Smethods of gathering and preparing the
potatoes for market, being advised nev
er o allow the potatoes to remain for
° 'l7time in the sun, and to gather the
product in wire baskets.
'timber and Salt Mine Values.
New Iberia.--In the matter of tim
ber land assessments it was arranged
that an expert should cruise the lands
of the different lumber companies and
report an estimate of the value of each,
classifying them as to cypress, tupelo
gum and hardwoods. The first com
psay's holdings estimated should be re
ported for the irst meeting in March.
In regard to the salt mine assessments
the attorneys representing the parish
and the mines, after an extended argu
ment, finally came to an amicable
agreement satisfactory to the police
jury, by which the taxes are paid at
once and a basis for future years es
tablished.
The Evangeline Parish Case.
Lake Charles.-The decision in, the
Evangeline parish ease by the supreme
court attracts much attention here, as
the divisionists of Caleasieu are again
preparing to go on the warpath. A se
piet conference of diviailn leaders was
bMBt at aulphara -recently at which it
su agu. eed to press for the division of
;staiseiu into five parishes, giving the
] ': ah seits to Jenningus, Oakdale, De
: dui . ' and ulphur. The supreme court
:. d app55i r tly ends the matter for
-z ti ;ea
Will Push Good Roads.
B;aton Rouge.--The good roads pro
gram of Governor Sanders is lto b push
ed with miu Ih more energy during the
comling year than it was during 199l . It
was late last nsummer before the work
was go'tten well under way andl the gun
eral goodl roads campaign intuigurated
by Governor Sanders. This vyar the
campaign is under way all over the
state. In a half-dozen parishes model
roads are being built accord ing to the
program outl ined by overnor Sanders,
the state furnishing the conviets while
the work is being done by them, the at -
tual expen:ses of maintaining the con
viets being pail by the parish in whilh
the model road is constructed. Several
polite juries have invitedI the governor
to adhlress them on the subiject of goodI
roads. Among the invitations accepted
by the governor is one from Colfax,
(Irant parish, tol deliver an address
there on February 1.
Many White Convicts Enrolled.
Baton Riouge.-That uiring the past
mlonth Imore white 1nien have been
bIrought to the state penitentiary than
negroes is the recoIrd that hais been
made by the state, sinc'e abtlt the' mid
die of last month. In the nutmber of
prisoners brought int dring a month
the negroes always oil11 ill u1illEr the
wh ites, three and four and five to oe,.
butt this tonth more whites have been
brought to the state penitentiary than
negroes. A total of IS white men has
been receivedl. Fabian lhoutvy, the
young Plaquentine boy, who shot and
killed Prof. van Ingen, in the presec'e
of his wife, is behind the penitentiary
walls here and will in all prolability
be kept there. lIe is not strong conuglh
to work on the cotton or sugar farms,
and will for this reason be kept in the
Baton Rouge prison and probably put
Parish Assessors Busy
Baton Rouge.-The, assessors of the
iffterent parishes of the state have al
ready begun the Work of listing the
taxes for 1910. This is the first step in
making up the assessment roll. The
property must he listed by May in or
tier that the abstracts can he completed
and placed before the state hoard of
equalization for action. Last yvar the
assessors got in their rolls and filed
them with the sheriff of their parish
antd the state much earlier than they
did during the previous year. owing to
the fact that the state board of equali
zation completed its session earlier andt
the assessors were prompt in getting in
their abstract blanks. The indications
are from the early start which many
of the assessors have made that they
intend to be just as prompt this year
in getting up a list of their property.
River Traffic at Shreveport.
Shreveport.-W. K. Kavanaugh and
John L. Matthews, president and secre
tary, respectively, of the Mississippi
Valley Transportation Company of St.
Louis, will be here in February re
garding a plan to make Shreveport the
developing point for Texas and North
west Louisiana. Starting in the spring,
they exp to operate a line of boats
down the Mississippi to Delta Point,
La., opposite Vicksburg, and connect
there with the Vicksburg, Shreveport
and Pacific railroad for Shreveport,
and later the expect to place steel
barges on the Red river for upper Red
river trade.
Tuberculosis Victims.
Shreveport.-Tuberculosis killed 69
negroes here in 1909, comparedi to 42
in 1908. Less than a dozen white per.
sons died each year from consumption.
The total death rate was 12.1 per cent
per 1,000 inhabitants for 1909, on an
estimated population of 30,000.
Oyster Beds Productive.
Lake Charles.-The output ,f oysters
from the beds at Cameron is increasing.
It is estimated that they supply 99 per
cent of those used in the local market.
- LOUISIANA AT A GLANCE. +
+++++++++++++4+ +++
The oyster and shrimp cannery at
Morgan City has resumed operations,
after being shut down since September
210.
Judge Overton at Lake Charles ruled
that candy cannot be legally sold on
Sunday.
The question of boring a gas well at
the Monroe city water and lightplant
was referred to a committee with power
to act.
The strawberry fields in the Amite
City section are in a most magnificent
and flourishing condition. The crop is
well cultivated, and the weather has
been very favorable. There is a very
large increase in the acreage this sea
son.
An insane negro woman started two
fires on the Gold Mine plantation near
Lucy, entailing a loss of $3,000.
At the city primary February 15 at
Crowley night policemen and scaven
gers 'will be among those balloted for.
Automobile owners of Iberville par
ish organized to boost good roads.
Detroit interests purchased the prop
erty of the Cheny Lumber Company of
Monroe, paying $185,000 for the same.
Work has been commenced at Collin
ston on the dredging of the Couleo
drainnre anal.
ARMOUR TALKS MEAT
INCREASE PRODUCTION AND
PRICES WILL FALL.
5,000,000 Less Hogs Slaughtered
the Past Season Than the
Year Before.
Chicago.-.. Ogden Armour, at his
beautiful country hune, Armouria, dis
cussed the presecnt prices of provisions,
the cause and the reuiedy.
"You can eliminate the meat packers
from the situation entirely," said Mr. Ar
mtiur, "itil the high prices will remain.
The prices are high by the laws of na
ture and natural laws cannot he changed.
The best we can do is to comlnljly with
them. Increase production and prices
will fall.
"The situation as regards the cost of
living has becomne serious in this coun
try, extreniely serious," said the head of
the great packing industry. "The prices
of foodstuilf, have climbed upward until
they have passed all reasonable bounds.
The cause is not difficult to tind, and it
is most important that it shlouhl lie rerne
died. The explanation is simply that the
consumiption of food in thie 'nited
States has overtaken prolduction. The
result has been inevitable. Prices have
gone up.
"The price of beef to the retailer has
advanced ounly one-half a cent a pound
in the last yealr--that is to say, the
average price per pound for tihe whole
carcass. The advancled cost of hogs and
sheep has been very heavy. It was only
a few days ago that we bought live hogs
at the rate of nine cents a pound. Think
of that. Such prices as these have been
unhelcard of for many, maniy years.
"And vet at these prices there are few
er hogs offered than when ywe paid less.
I haven't the exact figures at hand, but
approximately .,,001)0,000 less hugs were
slaughtered in the last packing season
than for the year preceding. Surely, if
the farmers had the hogs they would
send them to market."
HAIL TEDDY AS SAVIOUR
Roosevelt Being Importuned to Run
for Governor of New York.
Albany, N. Y.-"L.ead us or we're lost!
lHurry home andl save the party.''
This is the essence of calegramls and
letters understood to have been showered
upon Theodore liosevelt in his African
jungle by machine Repullicans, alhright
ed by revelations of bribery, graft auil
other forms of corruption implliatiing
New York State officials.
To Roosevelt prayers are addrec-i
that lie quit hunting wild animal, an!I
head a crusade to rid the party of lii
man harpies, whose alleged depredations
have brought such shame upon it that
it is threatened with a chastisement
such as elevated (hrover (leveland to
the governorship by nearly 2001,000
plurality in 1882.
The former president is being besought
to not only cleanse the nmacehine stables,
but make it possible to retain the State
by taking the nomination for governor.
Latest advices from Africa, according
to an intimate associate of Roosevelt
here, are that he still adheres to his
determination to delay his return home
until June. Then lie may put his hand
on the throttle and seek to avert immi
nent party disaster.
MILLIONS FOR RECLAMATION
Funds Planned to Further Those
Projects Already Begun.
Washington.-Certificates of indebted
ness or bonds to the sum of $30,000,000
to raise money to complete and "prop
erly extend reclamation projects already
begun," will be authorized in a bill to
be reported from the senate committee
on irrigation.
The principle on which the proposed
legislation is based was presented at a
session of the committee by Senator Bo
rah in a bill providing for the authoriza
tion of a $30,000,000 bond issue. This
measure was prepared by himin after a
conference with President Taft and Sec
retary Ballinger.
W'hethcer certificates or bonds are au
thorized, the securities may be issued
as needed up to a limit of $30,000,000,
and will pay three per cent interest, pay
able quarterly.
Boycotters Number 125,000.
Cleveland, O.--Although a canvass of
all the retail butcher shops in the middle
class section of the city shows a falling
off in trade of froln one-half to three
fourths in that locality, the exceedingly
small receipts of live stock have operated
to keep prices up. The decline on beef
has been but 15 cents on the hoof and
on lambs 10 cents. Two hundred wagon
loads of chickens brought in from the
country were rejected, commission men
declaring that they cannot sell fowls at
all.
Katy Must Carry Liquor.
Kansas City. Mo.-Judge John F.
Phillips issued an order in the United
States circuit court temporarily enjoin
ing the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Rail
road Company from refusing shipments
of liquor consigned to points in Okla
hIoma and Kansas, "dry" States. The
order is issued in favor of a Kansas City
distilling company.
Strategy.
Parkkeeper-There's a pair of fine
kids playing on the grass. Are they
yours?
Lady-Yes.
Parkkeeper-Then you'll just give
me your name, please mum. Nobody
is allowed on the grass.
More Meant.
She-Don't you think it is silly in
young people to sit holding hands?
He (absently)-Well, that depends
altogether on whether they hold win.
1in cardi.
AT LEAST ONE DISCOVERY TO HIS CREDIT
(Copyrlght. 103J.)
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Dr. Cook Did Discover the University of Copenhagen.
GO AFTER BEEF TRUST
GOVERNMENT WILL INSTITUTE
CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS.
Department Has Discovered Con
nection Between Large Pack
ing Companies.
Washington.--The "beef trust," so
called, is to he prosecuted vby the nation
al goverlnent. The department of jii
tire eviilently believes its existence is a
leading factor in maintaining the prces
i'nt high b rices of fresh meats.
'1The'I1 cntemllated action of the depart
mnent Ifollow an investigation which has
been conuctelid by its special agents for
some imnitht . Initial proceedlings will
begin before the grand jury at ('hicago,
probably next week, and ay contentlll
plate both civil and criminal actions.
The firms mentioned in connection with
the matter inclunle Swift & ('o., oMrris
& Co. and A.rmomur & (Co., all big packing
house concernls, and all of whom, it is
said, atrc interested in the Natiional Pack
ing tompany. The three first named
ccelle(ri e  c'ollllllc ly rie'(l ii eIIil to
conirol the national corporation for their
('cuinioiol Icbicnfit.
The aim of the department has been
to asecrtain the relations between the
sevcral firms, indlividually, and the Na
tional Packing (ompany, for the pIrlpose
of determining whether they have oper
ated to control the prices of fresh meats,
which, according to almost universal
cimplaint, have been going higher and
higher.
MEAT STRIKE IS NATIONAL
Milwaukee and Cleveland Announce
Cut in Prices.
Chicago---'he movement to combat the
high prices of mneat spread rapidly today
and is assuming a national character.
Coincident with the spread of the move
ment came announcements from Milwau
kee and C'leveland that the price of meat
had dropped. In Milwaukee two retail
butchers quoted porterhouse steak at 10
cents a pound; sirloin at the same price,
and other meats in proportion. The
wholesale price of beef fell off 1.5 cents
a hundred pounds in Cleveland.
From Denver camn the report that.
Samuel Dutton, president of the West
ern Hotel Men's Protective Association,
announced that the proposition of cutting
down the consumption of meat will be
brought before his organization at a
meeting to be held here on -July 31.
Dispatches from Baltimore, Kansas
('ity, Omaha, Milwaukee, Memphis,
Pittsbhurg and other cities told of the
raplid growth of the movement. Cleve
land, credited with being the originator
of the movement, now has 30,000 names
enrolled in the crusade, while Kansas
City reports 80,000.
48 DIE IN RAILROAD WRECK
Some Drowned, Others Crushed and
Burned to Death.
North Bay, Ont.-DcatL in all its most
terrible forms blotted out the lives of at
least a score, and perhaps forty-eight
people, Friday afternoon, when four cars
of a Canadian Pacific passenger train on
the Soo branch leaped from the tracks,
and, tearing down a steep embankment,
plunged through the ice-covered surface
of the Spanish river. Some were
drowned, others were crushed to death in
grinding timbers. Most terrible of all,
many persons, maimed and injured,
caught in the wreckage of ohe of the
cars, were burned to death. Ninety-two
injured were taken to hospitals at Sud
bury.
Woman Hangs Herself.
Atlanta, Ga.-After making a loop of
a gingham apron and placing one end
about her neck and the other over the
dining-room door, Miss Minnie Finken
stadt, aged 35, leaped from a chair and
strangled herself to death.
SAVES NIGHT RIDERS.
CoL Allen Believes Suit Against Burley
Society Stopped.
Washlington.-A conference between
Col. John R. Allen, of Lexington, Ky., at
torney for the IBurley Society, and As
sistant Attorney-General Ellis, was held
with a view to clearing up several al
leged inaccuracies in the government
chronicle of the days of night riding in
Kentucky. Col. Allen and his associates
believe that their visit here has averted
the threatened anti-trust suit of the gov
ernment for the society.
STOGK BROKERS FAIL
$3,000,000 IN LIABILITIES; AS
BETS NOT DETERMINED.
All Contracts Held With Suspended
Firm Will Be Sold "Under
the Rules."
New \York--lRoberts, liall & Criss, ot
New York and Cincinnati, were forced to
suspend as members of the, New York
Stock Exchange Thursday, following the
two failures brought about by the col
lapse of the Columbus and Hocking Coal
and Iron pool. hlhgh E. Cris estimates
the liabilities of the fitrm at $3,000,000,
but is quoted as saying that lie hoped
to pay 100 cents on the dollar unless
the governors of the exchange permit
welching on the part of other nmembers
with whom he had contracts.
The feeling among members of the ex
change is that Criss has been made to
bear more than his share of the iblame,
and that all the participants ought to be
plunished for their 1part in thei episode.
The affairs of all three firms involved
.1. .M. Fiske & Co., and Lathrop, Hlaskins
& 'Co.. which suspended Thursday--as
well as Iloberts, Hall & ('riss. are now
being investigated by the committee on
insol\venies of the exchange.
PAULHAN AND CURTISS DRAW
American Faster, But Frenchman
in Air Longer.
Los Angeles, Cal.-After a grilling duel
in the air, which marked the close of the
great international aviation tournament
at D)ominguez field, Louis Panlhan. of
France, and Glenn H. Curtiss, of Amer
ica, at last brought their machines to the
ground just as the mantle of night was
falling upon the scene, with honors even.
Paulhan had been able to remain in
the air longer than his rival, but Cur
tiss, in a race of ten laps, with which
the endurance race began, was not only
able to prove again that his biplane was
fleeter than the Frenchman's, but broke
the track record for that distance. lie
made the ten laps in 24:021,4, or 52 see
onds faster than when he won his first
great race here with the Frenchman.
Paulhan's time for the distance, 16:10
miles, was 26:03 1-5.
BANK HEADS ARE PAROLED
Convicted of Looting Chicago Bank
of $1,300,000.
Chicago-Paul O. Stensland, formerly
president of the Milwaukee Avenue
State Bank of Chicago, and henry VW.
Hering, formerly its ca,:hier, who were
convicted in connection with the wreck
ing of the bank and the disappearance of
$1,300,00 of its funds, were paroled
Thursday.
Stensland, who was captured after a
sensational chase extending across the
Atlantic ocean, into Europe and Morocco,
had served three years, three months
and twenty-four days. lie was sent to
the penitentiary on an indeterminate
sentence of from one to ten years. ier
ing was given a similar sentence.
The looting of the Milwaukee Avenue
State Bank involved the savings of 22,
000 depositors and the disappearance of
about $1,300,000 of the institution's de
posits. Stensland left Chicago July 14,
1906, without making his destination
known to his associates, and it was not
until August 7 that the bank was closed
by the State banking examiner, after a
preliminary examination of the books.
The suicide of the bank's paying teller
and the three depositors who had lost
their savings, the death of another from
worry andi four victims adjudged insane
from the same cause, added an element
of tragedy to the affair.
Can't School Rangers.
Washington-Comptroller of thile Treas
ury Tracewell declares there is nothing
in the law giving the Secretary of Agri
culture power to send forest rangers to
college at government expense. When
Solicitor McCabe, of thle Department of
Agriculture, took charge of the forestry
bureau following the dismissal of Giff
ord Pinchot, he found there were about
200 of these forest rangers attending uni
versities and colleges in the West for
short eourses in forestry, costing the gov
ernment between $15,000 and $20,000 per
month.
WEEVIL IS A BUGABOO
SOUTH MUST AWAKE TO HEB
POSSIBILITIES.
Dr. Knapp Says It Is Foolish to
Talk of Abandoning the
Growth of Cotton.
1fnemp!is. Tenn.- -l.'hting the "bull
weevil higahoi" riht anl lii,, watruing
that diver'.ilicntion of crp,,, mu-t l(' a'1
teplted as the rule by which t, work. andl
briaging a Imessa:ge of c.'ieer ani opttin
isn to .lenlphiii territory, o)r. S. A.
Knapp. exlpe'rt from the departmnnt of
agriculture, addres.sed an audiencei at the
Business H .n's Club W[ednedayv that
comple'tely tilled the assembly rom and
overlloiwed to the stairways.
The theme of the slpeech w as "The
South has the p,ssibilities. All that is
needed is for her citizens to awake to
their opport unit is."
That the awakening is at handl was
evidenced by the audience that lilled the
room. It nwa. in its way as renmarkable
as the address. The bankers, the solid
hunsiness men of thle city, the planter and
the small farmer, from Mi.i.sippii, Ten
nesSe(' and Arkan -a., sat side by side.
They were all eager to lhiar and hlearn of
the ways whierehy the soil migiht give
forth moire, to the enrichnmnt of all.
"Don't get scared of thie boll uecil. It
can be tlhipped. lDiverify your crops
and get more out of the .oil."
"It is fo, lishness." .:aiil l)r. Knapp,
"to talk about the abanldonnlent of the
growing of cotton. \We have jst ibegun
to grow cotton. 'fhie lman who says otti
erwise is just utittering cheapi talk.
"At the same time we are conling to
a crisis in the history of the great crop.
We must meet it like mien. You can
produce cotton if you wish, boll weevil
or no boll weevil. I do not believe that
the great American people who have
fought and conquered so far intend to be
whipped by such an insignificant thing
as a boll weevil.'
Then followed an array of facts to
show the fight could be won, and how
to win.
lie told how in one Texas county in
1904 the government took charge of the
fight against the hull weevil when the
entire county pirodlucied 40.000 bales. In
1906 the yi'hl had grown to more than
72,001)0 bahles, andl (conditionms were better
there than ever lbefore. as the lIcple had
also learned to diiversify their crops, and
to raise their own provisions.
An outline of the fight in other parts
of Texas, in Louisiana and Missi.ssippi
followed. The statelennts \were backed
up with proof. "Fhor fear you may call
my hand on some of my statements,"
said l)r. Knapp, "I wish to state I have
with mie the namies of mnore than 2,000
people from Louisiana and Misisssippi
who have made at success of raising cot
ton under our plan."
GIVE STREAMS TO STATES
Carter Bill Allows States to De
velop Water Power.
\ashiington.-Senator Carter, after a
conference with several Western gov
ernors who were in Washington this
week attending the governors' conference,
has prepared a bill authorizing the is
suanet, of ipatents to states for public
lands chielly valuable for tl. develop.
ment of water power.
In effect tile Carter imeasure would
turn over to the states the whole ques
tion of developing water power.
His bill provides that "any state may
enter any unappropriated public land lo
cated within its borders, which is consid
ered valuable for use in the development
of water power upon making proof to the
satisfaction of the Secretary of the In
terior that the land sought to he entered
is chiefly valuable for such purposes."
PACIFIC COAST NOT GUARDED
United States Would Be at Japan's
Mercy in Event of War.
Washington--"l do not expect any war
with Jlapan, but if such a war should
com e we woulthl bie at the mercy of Japan
or any other invading force, so far as
the coast tdefenses are concerned," de
clared lRlepresentatiwve ImInhrey, of
Washington before the Hlouse ('comminitte
on Merchant Marini and Fisheries. Mr.
McKinley, of (California, corroborated
this statement. Tihe commiitt e, wars c'on
sidering the Humphrey ship shbsidy bill.
The authorization for an auxiliary
fleet of transports, colliers, etc., to meot
the exigencies of war was even more im
portant, Mr. Hlumphrey contended, than
the upbuilding of thie merchant marine.
Internal Revenue Increase.
Washington.-l-nternal revenue re
ceipts for the current fiscal year continue
to show a marked increase over the
fiscal year ended .June :30, 1909. D)eeem
ber receipts amounted to $24,340,193. an
increase of $2,045,462 over December,
1908. The increase in receipts for the
six months ending I)ecember 30 over the
six montlhs of the pirevious year was $8,
718,007.
Cruts'rs Coming Home.
ashi ngton.-The armored cruioer
squadron, composeud of tIme West Vir
ginia, Colorado, Maryland, ('alifornia8,
Washington, Tennesseu. and 1'cnnsylva.
nia, which was sent out t, the (Orient on
a cruise of evolution, saileld F'riday from
Yokohanlma for I]onolullm, omi route to the
United States. From San Francisco the
Tennessee and Washington will Ie dis.
patchedl around Cape IHornt to join the
Montana, North ('arolina andnl ('hlter at
Buenos Ayres, to repre.ent the Ulited
States at the Argentine centennial ob
servation.
HER WEIGHT INCREASED
fROM 100 TO 140 POUNDS.
Wonderful Praise Accorded
Perunathe Household Remedy
Mrs. Maria (;oertz, Orients, Okla
homa, writes:
"My husband, children and myself
have used your me.dicines, and we al
ways keep them in tih hou- in case of
necessity. I was restored to health by
this medicine, and Pr. Hlart man's in
valuable advice and books. l'eople ask
about me from different places, and are
surprised that I can do all of niy house
work alone, and that I was cured by the
doctor of chronic catarrh. My husband
was cured of asthma, my daughter of
earache and catarrh of the stomach, and
my son of catarrh of the throat. \'hen
I was sick 1 weighed 100 pounds; now I
weigh 110.
"I have regained my health again, and
I cannot thank you enough for your
advice. May God give you a long life
and bless your work."
AND TOMMY GOT BIFF.
Tommy-- say, sis, Mlr. (6otsplosh
wanted to know what you had in your
stocking this morning.
Sis--Indeed; and what did you say?
Tommy-I said the usual things,
you know.
EPIDEMIC OF ITCH IN WELSH
VILLAGE
"In Dowlais, South Wales, about fif
teen years ago, families were strick
en wholesale by a disease known as
the itch. Believe me, it is the most
terri'ole disease of its kind that I
know of, as it itches all through your
body and makes your life an inferno.
Sleep is out of the question and you
feel as if a million mosquitoes were
attacking you at the same time. I
knew a dozen families that were so
affected.
"The doctors did their best, but
their remedies were of no avail what
ever. Then the families tried a drug
gist who was noted far and wide for
his remarkable cures. People came
to him from all parts of the country
for treatment, but his medicine made
matters still worse, as a last resort
they were advised by a friend to use
the Cuticura Remedies. I am glad to
tell you that after a few days' treat
ment with Cuticura Soap, Ointment
and Resolvent, the effect was wonder
ful and the result was a perfect cure
in all cases.
"I may add that my three brothers,
three sisters, myself and all our fam
Ilies have been users of the Cuticura
Remedies for fifteen years. Thomas
Hugh, 1650 West Huron St., Chicago,
Ill., June 29, 1909."
Indebted to the Ocean.
In proportion to its population, more
people earn their living by seafarina
in Norway than in any other country,
Britain comes next.
New York's New Municipal Buildlng.
Plans for the $7,500,000 25-story mt
nicipal building for New York cit)
have been approved and contracts let
Saving Time.
The family was to leave on the two
o'clock train from Broad street station,
so the mother was all in a flurry as
she hurried the children in a certain
West Philadelphia home.
"Now, children, get everything ready
before luncheon," she said. "Don't
leave everything until the last min
ute."
And the children said they wouldn't.
Luncheon ended, they hurried into
tneir wraps and started. In the hall
the mother said:
"Edward, you didn't brush your
teeth."
"Yes, ma'am, I did."
"lut you couldn't, she said, "you
didn't have time. Why you just got
up from the table."
"I know that," said Edward; "but we
were in such a hurry I brushed them
before I ate."-Philadelphia Timnes.
INSOMNIA
Leads to Madness, if not Remedied in
Time,
"Experiments satisfied me, some 5
years ago," writes a Topeka woman,
"that coffee was the direct cause of the
insomnia from which I suffered ter
ribly, as well as the extreme nervous
ness and acute dyspepsia which made
life a most painful thing for me.
"I had been a coffee drinker since
childhood, and did not like to think
that the beverage was doing me all this
harm. But it was, and the time came
when I had to face the fact, and pro
tect myself. I therefore gave up coffee
abruptly and absolutely, and adopted
Postum as my hot drink at meals.
"I began to note improvement in my
condition very soon after I took on
Postum. The change proceeded grad
ually, but surely, and it was a matter of
only a few weeks before I found my
self entirely relieved-the nervousness
passed away, my digestive apparatus
was restored to normal efficiency, and
I began to sleep, restfully and peace
fully.
"These happy conditions have con
tinued during all of the 5 years, and I
am safe in saying that I owe them en
tirely to Postum, for when I began to
drink it I ceased to use medicine."
Read the little book, "The Road to
Wellville,"in pkgs. "There's a Reason."
Ever readl the above letter: A new
one appearn from time to time. T'hey
are genuine, true, uad full of humau
Ilteet.

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