TVOLUME XXIV " ISHREVEPORT, LA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 1913 NUMBER 122
We. .Have It
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Onion Setts, Garden and Field Peas, Hligh Grade Alfalfa Seed. In
fact we carry the largest assortment of Field and Garden Seed
of any Seed House in the State of Louisiana.
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We do not charge for Embalming or for services. We Guarantee
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, & ICKS,, Presuident.. YALE HICKS, Vice President.
W. F. CHASE, Secretary-Treasurer.
. ..DIRECTORS: .
VALE HIOKS. .S. B. HICKS. - F. H. GOSMAN
W. F. CHASE. T. H. SCOVELL. R. E. COMEGYS.
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and Cotton Factors
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and Commerce Sts. SHREVEPORT. LA.
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' reans, Vicksburg. Galveston and Houston markets.
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OIL WELL FIRE
Squelched with Steam from Fifty
four Boilers -Fearlessness Ex
hibited in Discharge of Duty.
The burning oil well on the
Loucks lease, one mile northwest of
Mooringsport, was squelched Wed
ensday afternoon, after having been
on fire seven days. Including the
cost of the extinguishment, the Star
Oil Company, owners of the well,
estimate their loss at about $200,000.
At the beginning the flow of oil
was at the rate of from 12,000 to
15,000 barrels a day. The flow i3
now reckoned at from 6,000 to 12,000
barrels a day.
The squelching of this fire tested
human ingenuity at the fullest ex
tent, but Ed Todd of the Standard
OilCompany, and H. A. Malet.of the
Gulf Refining Company were equal
to the emergency. Their plan in
connection with William Morefield,
who suggested the T at the Casing,
operated successfully, steam from
fifty-four boilers was centered on
the burning well. Following a brief
interval, the well was re-ignited
from the vapor of burning gas waft
ed by the wind to the well, but as
it was blown away, there was dis
played the great efforts at fighting
the fire - which culminated trium
In the course of this contention
against the burning well there were
several exhibitions of daring and
heroism, not suggested from a sense
of vaingloirious performance, but
impelled with the full knowledge of
the danger and' responding to the
demand of self-sacrifice if need be
in the. fearless discharge of duty.
Of the heroes of this struggle is
mentioned. Bill Parr, who crawled to
within ten feet of the burping well
add who with a companion, mname
not ascertained, contributed mate
rially in the squelching of the fire.
It is stated that from the begin
ning to the end the men employed
aggregated about 200, and worked
day and night, forgetting their
meals in their determined efforts to
subdue the fire. In squelching this
burning well is demonstrated the
:~ower.of brain over matter. Indeed
ii thing mnaterial is beyond the
reach of human ingenuity, daring
. There had been made a call on the
Shreveport fire department for the
use of its chemical engines, but the
request was recalled, as the engines
were about ready to start for Moor
In reflecting seriously on the ig
niting of this well, due to careless
ness as alleged, the hope is ex
pressed that the greatest precau
tions in safeguards will be provided
in the future against such disaster,
involving the loss of thousands of
idollars and inmperiling the lives of
good and useful men.
In re? ring to, the impeachment
f Goveirnor -Sulzer by the, General
Assembly of New York, the Times
"'All right minded men will hope
that Governor Sulzer may emerge
btriuphainit from the ordeal which
confronts him. For no right mind
ed .man likes :to think th~it .the Gov
ernor of a gret at Statewould: stoop
tolthe practices with which Mr. Sul
zer is charged in the! report of the
Frawley Committee. To use a per
sonal campaign fund for speculation
in Wall Street would be nothing
short of sneak thievery. l
"And there is a special reason why
the fair minded public should re
fuse to credit the charges against
Governor Sulzer, in the absence of
absolute.prooi f it is a matter of
common knowledge that he has
stood across.!; the' path of certain
politicians who have long been too
powerful for the State's good. These
politielans are naturally anxious to
destroy the man they put in power,
n the belief that he would be their
tool, but who has. since shown that
he was not made of pliant stuff.
"As We have said, the public
should demand absolute proof, The
'practical politician is a past master
of the art known as the 'frame up.'
And experience proves that the po
litical boss stops at nothingk. when
hisown power and prestige are at
stake If Governor Sulzer is shown
to have =been guilty of the perni
cious practices- charged in the
rawley indictment, he: will deserve
the ignominy that befalls him; if
the Goverbr is shown to be inno
ent the bosses will deserve the
complete overthrow which must
£0 -hard upon the failure of fhe
Treasury Must Await Requests fronm
West Before Making Assignments.
The Tiien-IDeinocrat Washington
special states that Assistant Secre
tary Williams of the Treasury De
partment has announced that there
is no truth whatever in the reports
that such and such a sum has been
decided upon for such and such a
city, when the government gets
ready to distribute the deposits it
will make in banks to help them
with their crop moving operations.
At the same time he pointed out
that such reports have a tendency
to discredit the treasury, which has
told all bankers thati the subject
will be taken under advisement af
ter all the bankers in the West and
South had been heard as to their
needs. The far Western bankers will
not present their views until Thurs
day, so any allotments made now
would have to be in advance of sub
mission of the necessary data.
There is only one thing fairly set
tled. That is, that the first deposits
will be made in the cotton section
of the country. The middle western
bankers have made it clear that
their strain will not come until late
in November or early in December,
by which time some of the money
sent south will be coming back to
the treasury. The Western bankers'
have been exceedingly fair on the
The condition of, the United States
Treasury at the beginning of busi
ness on. Tuesday, August 12, was:
Net balance in general fund $131,
002,005; receipts Monday $1,287,173;
payments Monday $2,795,149. The
deficit this fiscal year is $11,003,621,
against a deficit of $374,349 last year
exclusive of Panama Canal and pub
lic debt transactions.
Nothing' To Do but Wear Clothes.
New Orleans States: The claim is
made for one of the leaders of "so
ciety" 'at a popular summer colony
that she has about sixty-five outing
Supposedly away for recreation
and rest, she is burdened with the
annoyance of keeping track of an
assortneent,.of gowns that, in num
bers and variety, would do credit to
a girls boarding school.
Poor thing. Nothing to do but
wear clothes. A butterfly without
the butterfly's freedom from worry
about its coloring and down.
Did you once make the mistake of
envying the rich? Don't repeat it,
please. Rather pity them for the
emptiness, vanity and isolation of
the lives of moth of them; for the
crushing burden which their having
to live up to a socially established
standard puts upon their better na
ture; for the barriers which their
dollars build around them to inter
rupt and distort the natural play of
Sallie Ann, the carpenter's daugh
ter, with one gingham gown and her
toes pepping out, is closer to hap
piness, closer to the loving heart of
old Mother Nature, far more to be
envied. for her possibilities of true
human fellowship, than this gilded
society "bud," despite her sixty-five
dresses, at least sixty of which
must be a nuisance and bore.
Has Been Released friom Jail on a
>Bond of $10,000.
It. has been announced from the
Department, of Justice at Washing
ton that Go6erin. Brito has been
accorded. bail i:n the sum of $10,000,
which was supplied in New Orleans,
where he was bein~ g held in jail ron
several charges firom Huerta.
Governor Brito has: admitted that
the charges, which are true, were
p.ilitical" offenses 'and not criminal,
and the intent of Huerta is to secure.
his return.to. Mexico, when'probably
his days would be numbered. The
arrest of Governor Brito seems to
have been a mistake.
As Huerta has no standing with
the United States, howar .could his
warrant ;be . recognized, especially
when' issued against an official
whose offense, have been political?
An Attractive Sign.
"This 'Vay to Henderson's Gar
age" in letters bold, illuminated by
electricity, is the original, aetrac
,tive and, unique sign over- the roof
of the building corrner Texas and
Spring streets, the .adfnarters of
the L. L. & N. Co. In Shreveport.
The sign -is triking in design. In
i.e; center is displayed an automo
bile, at the top of the sign are the
words Velie, Waverly, Ford, indi
eating the autos which tie lrm of
tefr for sale. The en ire : of this
BARRET AND SMITH
Call on Bryan and Talk to Secretary
While Diplomats Wait.
As reported in a special from
Washington August 12 to the Times
Democrat: He is a rare bird -,ho
gets in to see Secretary Bryan these
days, except on business. Lieutenant
Governor "Tom" Barret and Senator
Leon Smith, whether they call
themselves "birds" or not, are going
balk home in a day or two with a
record of having had a nice little
talk with the premier of the Cabi
net, notwithstanding the fact that
there were ambassadors and other
diplomats and such like waiting for
the ear of the Nebraska commoner.
"Tell the Secretary," said the per
suasive Lieutenant Governor, in ef
fect, if not in words, bending low to
the ear of Eddie Savoy, the diplo
matic Senegambian who sits outside
the Secretary's door, "that there's
an Irishman of the name of Tom
Barret, Lieutenant Governor of
Louisiana, and some friends, who
want to say good morning to him,
also tell him that they are not look
ing for any oflices and have no
friends wto want offices so far as
they know." Savoy, who was mes
senger for the cotinissioners who
made the definitive treaty of peace
with Spain based on the protocol
signed fifteen years ago today,
thought that was a good enough
reason for suggestixy to the Secre
tary that he see the ouisiana folks.
When the two Irishmen renewedi
an old acquaintance, the Nebraskan
wanted to know why they really
wanted to see him.
"Oh," said Senator Smith, "our
constituents would not re-elect us
if we had not called on you."
Local forecast for Shreveport and
vicinity: Generally fair tonight and
Friday; not much change in tem
Bruner's Resignation Demanded by
It has been onnounced that at a
meeting of the Davis Chapter of the
Farmers Union held in Baton Rouge
on August. 12, 'resolutidns -were
adopted commending the work of
Dr. Dodson as director.of the' State
Experiment Station, and demanding
the resignation of E. O. Bruner from
the office of Commissioner of Agri
Bruner is now serving a jail sen
tence for slander of Dodson.
SThe resolutions in part are that
"the repirehensible policy of E. O.
Bruner is hereby. condemned by
this union; that his being unfit for
the office of Commissioner of Agri
culture has been clearly demon
strated, and that we demand his im
mediate resignation, and in the
event of his failure to do so, that
all possible legal steps be taken to
remove him from office."
Big Increase Shown in Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, La., Aug. 13.-Mayou
Grouchy, forwarded yesterday toll
Congressman Morgan at Washing
ton the data he had requested in re
gard to the shipping to and from the
port of Baton Rouge during the past
year. The record was compiled by
the Standard Oil' Company, and
shows that within the past year the
exports, imports and domestic shiu
mhents to and from Baton Rouge to
taled 118 cargoes. The total imports
amount to 32 vessels, exports 50, and
total dompestic shipments to Pacific,
Gulf and .Atlantic coast points were
Cotton Region Bulletin.
SFair weather has largely prevailed
over the cotton belt, although light
to heavy showers have occurred in
several widely scattered sections,
including parts of the Carolinas,
northwest Georgia and the coast
sections of Louisiana and Texas.
Maximum temperatures averaged
100 degrees over Oklahoma, and
were mostly seasonable or moderate
in other sections.
River Stage. '
Denison 0.3, a fall of 0.1; Arthur
City 6.2; White Cliffs 1.1; Fulton 3.0,
fall of 0.1; Ringo Crossing 0.0; Fin
ley 1.0, fall of 0.6; Spring Bank 0.7,
fall of 0.2; Jefferson 0.5; Shreveport
-2.09, a fall of 0.2.
Thornton Voted With Republicans.
"Senator Thornton Voted with' the
Republicans again and indicated
that he would oppose the entire
And having voted with the Repub
licans, Senator Thornton can no
longer misrepresent the Democrats
of Louisiana and is as good a Re
publican as Ald iclt
The Season of Low Prices
CLOSING OUT of all Summer Ready-to-Wear Gar
ments, Millinery Odd Lots of Rugs, Draperies, Suit
Cases, Trunks, Bags, Etc.
Also all Fancy Wash Goods, White Goods, Fancy
Robes, Embroideries, Flouncings, Summer
Silks, Etc., selling at Much Less
than regular prices
Save Money by Doing Your Shopping Here
Hearne Dry Goods
On the Use of the Word "Damn."
We're glad to hear from Dr. Stan
ley Hall, moralist and psychologist,
that we may say "damn" when the
occasion requires, and not lose caste
with the great of earth, who have,
he tells us, always, when deeply
moved, indulged in strong language.
It is a relief to know this, for it
must be confessed that we've some
times used that pungent word and
afterward wondered if it was just
the proper thing, says the New Or
When the other side has three on
bases in the ninth inning, with two
oulrnd the score a tie, and an easy
pne is driven to short and fumbled,
letting in a run, how in the name
of goodness is a fellow to express
the tumult of his feelingif not by
some short and ugly wore @(
Better beware of an engine with
out a safety valve.
Yet there's a considerable choice
in cuss words. And frankly, we be
lieve you can get the desired relief
for your short-circuited feelings in
most. of the emergencies of life
without going into the kinds of pro
fanity which give grief and anguish
to pious souls who chance to over
President Wilson, foozling an easy
stroke on the golf links, might have
torni off a ,line of language that
would have forced a special session
of the presbytery. But he didn't. He
merely said: "Tut, tut!" Mildly,
sweetly, just like this: "Tut, tut!"
And, behold, next day it was in all
the papers, proving how virtue is
often its own reward.
So, though Dr. Hall says we may
say "damn" without forfeiting fel
lowship with the elect, we're not
at all certain that it is best for us
to cultivate the habit. Which re
minds us of a story
There was once a farmer widely
renowned for his original cussing.
Folks used to come from miles
around to hear him swear. One day
he started for town with a load of
potatoes. At the foot of a steep
hill, wishing to be entertained, a
naughty boy lifted the end-board of
his wagon. Then hid in the bushes
at the top of the hill.
Pausing to rest his team, the far
mer looked back and saw all his po
tatoes scattered along the roadside.
But instead of exploding he sat on
a boulder, took his head between his
hands and mused.
Disappointed, the boy approached
and asked: "Wi\\y don` you swear?"
"Son, it's no use; they're no words
in the English language capable of
conveying mlly ('iotlionls."
By choosing thle milder words you
escape a I roublesome i'epulation
and are less liable to disappoint
Reporled from the United States
Department of Agriculture, Forest
A Russian scientist claims to have
discovered an inoculation for use
against forest insects.
There are nearly six thousand
professional foresters in (lermany
who 'ire associated with various
The Universily of Washington has
secured the use of two sections of
land on the Snoqualmie National
Forest in connection with its for
A tool used to fight fires on the
California forests combines a rake,
spade and hoe. It is compate so that
it can be carriea on horseback, and
weighs less than 5% pounds.
In an increase in timber sales this
ye4a and in a decrease in receipts
from timber trespass as compared
with last year, national forest ofli
cers see a growing use of the for
ests and respect for the Federal
The Sugar Teat Republicans.
Homer GuardiaiPJournal: The su
gar teat newspapers persist in ex
cusing our senators for aligning
themselves with the Republicans
against the principles and policies
of the present Democratic adminis
tration on the grounds that both of
the senators pledged themselves to
the course they pursued before they
were elected. We grant that they
pledged themselves to protect sugar
and rice and perhaps lumber, but
we would like for some of their"
apologists to cite the time and place
when either of them pledged them
selves to the manufacturers to op
pose a reduction on manufactured
goods, the clothing we wear and all
the necessities of life except sugar,
rice and lumber. We had never
heard that they had pledged to suchi
a course until the papers of New
Orleans un(dertook their ° defense
since Senator Thornton's speech
committed him to oppose the entire
bill on final passage and until the
New Iberia meeting.
A House Entirely in a Class
by Itself. We Lead Where
Others Would Like to Follow
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PLIES OF EVERY DESCRIPTION which we carry
in large. quantities. Our factory is thoroughly
equipped and we can give you the best of service.
Our reference: Any Bank in the State and thous
ands of customers everywhere.
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Gaddo Street, from Spring to Commerce. : Shreveport, La.
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