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THE DONALDSONVILLE CHIEF.
A WIDE-AWAKE HOME NEWSPAPER--PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY--SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, $2 A YEAR VOLUME XLtit, DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 1914. NUMBER 47. .iUl E U E IE MElIM WNWI I I EU II .W "-----------------1 L n I" *-n , - - i __ rrut·l· ýýýýiMAI(IýýIIIf* NfRý1ýftl1ýHý.Qlirlýýsýý11[ t nn itrnr IS. .ý.... - ------ ----------- I - !~ _ ~ , Sensational Sale of Men's High= Grade a P0RSHOES RTS 4 . a a AN a a a a SMR. MAN. FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS D WE ARE GOING TO OFFER YOU a a N N fail to take advantage of these | N RIC REDUCTIONS N . a N a N a N a N a a N a NUNN N NNNM NNN NNNKENNNEEN NNNNNN SLUGGISH LIVER SIARTED PLEASAINTILY No Need to Risk Disagreeable, Dan. gerous Calomel Now That Dod& son's Liver Tone Takes Its Place Plenty of people-thousands ol them-have found that it is no longer necessary to risk being "all knocked out" by taking calomel when consti pated or suffering from a sluggish liver: Nowadays Dodson's Liver TonP takes the place of calomel. What calomel does unpleasantly and often with danger, Dodson's Liver Tone does for you safely and pleasantly, with no pain and no gripe. t does not interfere in any way with your regular business, habits or diet;. Calomel is a poison, a form of mer cury, a mineral. Dodson's Liver Tone is an all-vegetable liquid. Of course, this reliable remedy has its imitators. But Dodson's Liver Tone has been made to take the place of calomel right from the start. The label on the bottle always has saie so, beginning with the first bott!h sold. And it is widely known todal how good Dodson's Liver Tone is aj a remedy and that Dodson nevej makes extravagant statements. HE says it "livens the liver," overcome. constipation agreeably and makes yot feel good, and if you are not satis fied completely with it the X-Ray Pharmacy will hand back the pur. chase price (50c.) to you with a smile. Such statements could not be made without true merit to back them up, and it is easy for you to prove them for yourself at no cost if not satisfied and convinced. Remedy for Boll Weevil. A mixture of lubricating oil and moth bolls is sure death to boll weevils, according to G. M. Manor, a planter who lives a few miles south of Yazoo City, Miss. Mr. Manor thinks he has discovered a remedy for the pests that have proved so destructive in Mississippi and other states where cotton is raised. It is" said Mr. Manor made forty seven bales of cotton with four fam ilies, while his neighbors made some thing like a bale and a half to the family, in a section that was badly infested with the weevils. The plan of Mr. Manor to get rid of the weevils was unique and sim ple, and very effective, he says. The plan simply was to attach to all plows, as soon as the cotton was ready to work, a gunny sack or heavy cloth saturated with a mixture of lubricat ing oil and moth balls in the propor tion of one gallon of oil to one pound of the moth balls. The oil and mofh balls were first boiled together, when one pint of tar was added, and into this mixture was poured five gal lons of coal oil. After thoroughly saturating the sacks with this mix ture, Mr. Manor attached them to the single tree, and as the plowing Progressed the sacks were dragged over the cotton plants. The remedy is inexpensive, and Mr. Manor says it Will do the trick.-Vicksburg Her ald. Huge Order for Garden Seeds. The United States government each year distributes, by order of congress, enormous quantities of seeds through out the United States free of cost. The orders given are sometimes very large, as may be judged from the fact that Messrs. Kelway & Son, wholesale seed growers and mer chants of Langport, Somerset, (who have for some years been amongst the successful competitors for a por tion of this order), have this year re ceived from the United States gov ernment an order for flower seeds and vegetable seeds alone totalling in weight nearly 44 tons. This is probably one of the largest orders for flower and vegetable seeds ever received by one firm from ope customer, as it is not composed -even sn Part of agricultural seeds or of large seeds such as peas and beans. bemy hundreds of acres must have been under cultivation for the produc tion of the weight in question. How large an area such an enormous Quantity of seeds would sow seems PSat human computation. Of the four other European firms horm (in addition to the Langport firm) ae this year favored by the Unitd States government with their Order for seeds one is English, two Wrench and one Dutch. Holcombe Not a Candidate. Charles A. Holcombe, district at torney of East .Baton Rouge parish, will not enter the race for congress in this district. Mr. Holcombe was mentioned as a possible candidate several weeks ago by some of his friends, and since that time he has received many offers of support from all parts of the district. Monday morning he received a telegram sign ed by 64 citizens of Amite, urging that he make the race. Mr. Hol combe has decided not to be a can didate, and in order to notify his supporters of his attitude has issued the following statement: "Publie mention having been made of the fact that I have been urged by a number of my friends to be come a candidate for congress from the sixth district and that I have been considering the matter, I wish to state .that while I fully appreciate the many offers of support which have been tendered me, I have con cluded that at this time I shall not enter the race. "I shall continue to devote my very best attention to the office of dis trict attorney of East Baton Rouge." Lewis L. Moan is the representa tive in oi~`i 1 6omr-- 9Is'.i ° rdW trict, and he will probably be unop posed at the next election. Bumper Tomato Crop. A special from Norwood says the tomato crop is a bumper one. The Norwood Truck Growers' Association is shipping from two to four cars daily, and prices-are good. The first two days' receipts of this week's sales exceeded $5000, all goods being sold on the platform. The crop is heavy and cars could be loaded for the next two weeks at the rate of two a day. Owing to a scarcity of fancy toma toes from other points, the Norwood shippers have been realizing prices that are exceedingly good, and the shipments command the attention of all the principal markets of the north and east. The Norwood Canning and Manu facturing Company is now running its plant daily, and tomatoes, beets and blackberries are being put up in large quantities. - St. Francisville True-Democrait. Oh, You Girls! Oh, see the boy hurting the poor girl. No, my child, he is not hurting her. He is showing her a new dance. What will the chaperon say? Will she not be shocked? Hush, dear, that is the chaperon. The sun shines brightly. See the girl crossing the campus in a pretty, thin dress. The boys all stare at her so. Does she know that the boys stare so? Yes, she knows that the boys stare and she tries to pretend that she does not care. But the boys see through her. Look, the girl has torn her dress. She has split it from the ankle to the knee. Yet the girl does not seem to mind. i'h~e must be a very good natured girl. What do the boys say? The boys do not say anything. They are too shocked to speak. Do you not feel sorry for the poor girl? -L. S. U. Giggler. A Mob-Law City. Is Shreveport trying to earn the ti tle of a mob-law city? Twice with in a month there has been a jail breaking there by infuriated crowds of men bent on lynching negro pri soners. In one instance the purpose of the mob was accomplished and Ed Hamilton was seized and hanged for assaulting a little white girl. The night of June 15 the city jail was broken into by another mob with the intention of lynching Frank Mathig, charged with killing an Italian named Vincenzo Tuminello in Bossier par ish. Sheriff Edwards of Bossier, as sisted by Caddo deputy sheriffs, suc ceeded in spiriting the prisoner out the back way while the crc d was battering down the front door of the prison. Those whose prosperity depends np on the patronage they receive from the home people should remember that it is as. mueh their business to assist othersC- s it iS to .prosper themselves. Aay weakening of a home enterprise must eventually swing aroundthe circle and come back againstIte person committing such an err~ iiKieep . this in yoer mind's eye act accordingly, or it may be tha~body will practice against you . siinre game you- are playing a kOthers. rinli Watchman. D IT FO DONA[GISOlVIiLE. Join the Team That is Combatting Hard Times, with Prosperity as the Goal-Big Things Possible if All will Help. Are you engaged in business? Ii you are, you know the meaning of competition. You know what it means to have men in the same line of business grasping for the trade I or traffic you would like to secure. This is an age of competition; an age of keen competition which is constantly growing keener. Business houses which expect to thrive cannot I afford to wait for business to come to them. They must GO AFTER IT AND GET IT. And just exactly as there is com petition between business houses, so is there competition between cities. And every bit as k.Ien, too. Cities and towns in order to grow must ap ply to their development the same principles that successful business houses apply to theirs. Are you satisfied to see Donaldson ville remain as it is, an attractive, livable, lovable, little city, it is true, with the finest people on earth, but at a complete standstill so far as growth is concerned? If you are NOT satisfied, but want to see it grow, put your shoulder to the wheel with us. It is within our power if we all get together and work together, to double our population and treble our property values within the next five years. Let us throw off the lethargy of laissez faire aid MAKE THINGS HUM. We have all the natural advantages needed. But we must do the rest. The locks will be in operation before the end of next year. We must now go after factories and GET them, be cause we need pay-rolls. We must go after good immigrants, small farmers, and GET them, for our idle acres of fertile soil MUST be made to PRODUCE. If you will pitch in and help, and throw your whole soul into the work, you will inspire others to do the same and we shall put this program through just as sure as the blue zky of Louisiana is above our heads. We are like a foot-ball team with the ball in our possession on the enemy's five yard line. The enemy is Hard Times. All needed is deter mination and team work to push the ball over for a touchdown and then a goal. The goal is Prosperity. But no one must shirk. Everybody must do his part. We need every able bodied man in Donaldsonville on this team. Are YOU oh the team? If you are already enrolled, hunt up one of our backward brothers and in duce him to sign. DO IT FOR DON Yours for Donaldsonville and success, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, By R. S. VICKERS, Secretary. Rehearing Applied for in Bank Ex. aminer Case. The office of the state attorney general, through Harry Gamble, assist ant attorney-general, has applied to the supreme court for a rehearing in the case of William L. Young, state bank examiner, vs. Paul Capdevielle et al. This is the case which was recently decided against the governor, and his right to dismiss the bank ex aminer denied by the supreme court on the ground that Act. No. 112 of 1910 is unconstitutional. The application for rehearing con tends that the judgment was er roneous, in that it declares the re moval of the bank examiner null and void on the assumption that it was under the authority of the act de clared to be unconstitutional, the court not taking into consideration another act which, it is alleged, gives the authority. Among other matters urged upon the attention- of the court by the application are the following: "In this judgment the court as sumed that the executive acted un der the provisions of Act 112 of 1910, declared that act unconstitutional in respect to said action, and held, therefore, that the removal of the bank examiner was unwarranted. "We think it is a fair and legal presumption that, when the executive acts, he has acted under the consti tution and laws of the state of Lou isiana, and under all of them. "We respectfully submit that the executive's acts should stand, so long as there is any law for them to stand upon, and that it is the duty of the court to consider any law pointed out to it as sustaining any such acts. Otherwise, we suggest the executive will find himself considerably em barrassed by the judgment of the court in this case. "He has removed a public officer; the court has declared the removal illegal; but the court has done this under an act that it merely assumes the executive considered authority, overlooking the other acts of the leg islature which were urged in briefs and argument as sustaining the re moval. "On page 43 of our brief, in sum ming up our argument, the first statement we make is: 'We declare the power of the governor to remove under Acts of 1877.' In considera tion of the foregoing, we suggest it is necessary for the court to pass up on the applicability and constitution ality of the Acts of 1.877 in regard to the removal of Mr. Young. Other wise, the executive may find himself in the odd position of having remov ed Mr. Young under the Act of 1877. and your honors declaring the remov al null and void upon the unproven, and not admitted, assumption that it was under the Act of 1910." A Mystery. There was an old man in Podunk, Who traded his dog for a skunk; And nobody knows Where he buried hissclothes, Dr why he went-off. and got drunk. Judge. "It takes a live aish to swim up stream2" Be live. Advertise: -in rhe Chieft: DANK GUADANTY LAW goMINC, Public Sentiment in Louisiana in Favor of Plan will Force Its En actmnent by General Assembly, Says .Mississippi Editor. State Senator Joseph E. Norwood, editor of the Magnolia (Miss.) Ga zette, and one of the staunchest sup porters of the bank guaranty bill 'en acted at the last session of the Mis sissippi legislature, discusses editor ially "Bank Guaranty in Louisiana" in the issue of his paper dated June 20, as follows: "Accepting the kind invitation of Representative Chas. E. Schwing of Iberville parish, the editor of the Gazette had the privilege last Tues day. evening of appearing before the house committee on ways and means in advocacy of the Schwing bill pro viding for the guarantee of bank de posits. "Unfortunately for the people of Louisiana, this important and meri torious legislation will not be enacted by the current session of the general assembly, since the committee has decided to report the bill with a negative recommendation. "While sentiment among Louisiana legislators seemed strong in favor of the general principal of insurance of deposits, there was a very mani fest disposition to postpone the mat ter until the next session. With that end in view, a bill has been intro duced and, we understand, has passed the senate, which provides for a banking commission composed of seven members whose duty it shall be to study the subject of bank con trol and regulation and guarantee and report to the general assembly' of 1916. "The Schwing bill is practically the Mississippi statute relating to the guaranty or insurance of bank de posits with the mandatory feature of the Mississippi plan eliminated. "Under the Schwing bill, no Lou isiana bank can be forced to enter the system, and only those ' banks may do so which, after thorough ex amination by the state bank exami ner, are found entirely solvent and conducting their business on sound banking principles. "The Schwing bill also omits what is a very important section of the Mississippi law, viz: the double lia bility 'of depositors. Without this practical doubling of a bank's capital in the event of its failure, the whole burden of reimbursing the deposi tors of a defunct bank falls on the realizable value of the bank's assets and the depositors guaranty fund which may have accumulated in the state treasury. Thus, since the 'U-* ovWhBd,, lasstvi r essment, on banks whiclk would produce op.lY about $36,000 per annum, the protec tion afforded would not be sufficient. "These deficiencies, while easily remedied, were urged by the big bankers of the state as fatal objec tions to the passage of the Schwing bill, although it was obvious that their real objection was to the en actment of any sort of bill providing for protection to depositors. Bank custodians of the people's money, of course, prefer to continue the very profitable system now in vogue-that of using deposits for their own profit and without incurring even the small expense of providing a fund which would insure the return of these de posits under any circumstances. "The most stubborn and unremit ting opposition to the Schwing bill came from the large banks in New Orleans. Although it was pointed out that thes system sought to be legalized was purely optional with them-that they did not have to go into it if they did not desire to do so-they nevertheless fought the Schwing bill as relentlessly as if it had provided, as do the laws of Texas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Ok lahoma and Mississippi, that banks t MUST create a fund for the protec tion of their depositors. "The optional, or voluntary, guar antee did not appear to relieve the condition for them one whit, and their opposition can only be explained on the ground that they feared the smaller banks in the little towns of Louisiana would go into the system, 1 and thus present a more potent ap peal for deposits than the city banks. "This is the second time Repre sentative Schwing has introduced a 1 bill in the general assembly of Lou isiana providing for the insurance of t bank deposits, and although again de- 1 feated, he is not discouraged. On 1 the contrary, he had discounted the action of the committee in advance, and has already begun to formulate plans to continue the fight. "In our humble judgment, the bank ers of Louisiana have gained onlya a temporary respite. With Mississippi on one side and Texas on another t side both maintaining a system of bank insurance which makes the de positors' money absolutely safe, there is going to develop a public sentiment in Louisiana in favor of the plan which will force its enactment by the general assembly. Not only so, but b the probabilities are that the next time the proposition comes before the lawmaking body it will be in the shape of a bill forcing the banks to guarantee their deposits. "The writer's visit to Baton Rouge was replete, with pleasure, and he was the recipient of many courtesies and kindnesses from the resident statehouse officials and senators, rep resentatives, and citizens. "Representative Schwing was par ticularly resourceful in contributing to the pleasure and comfort of our visit, and not the least of his kind nesses was an automobile trip Wed nesday morning across the Missis sippi and fourteen miles down the river to Plaquemine-his home town. The ride over the splendid graveled r roads of Iberville parish was delight ful and a revelation to a man used to the ruts and bumps and sand fiats and mud-holes of Pike county high ways. "We t have pleasant recollec- s tions of ar visit to Baton Rouge and r Plaa:gqemjs which many years will I not e ,faee POLICE JURY PROCEEDINGS. Assessment Rolls for 1914 Reviewed and Approved--Quarantine Insti tuted Against Livingston Parish Owing to Charbon. - BOARD OF REVIEW. Donaldsonville, La., June 17. 1914. The police jury of the parish of Ascension met this day as a Board of Review of the assessment rolls and listings for the year 1914. Present: Adolphe Netter, president, third ward; Karl G. Spahr, first ward; J. M. Ourso, Jr., second ward; L. W. Armitage, fifth ward; Leon Newman, sixth ward; C. N. Gautreau, seventh ward; Z. J. Causey, eighth ward. Ab sent-C. H. Landry, fourth ward. The following communication was read and received: Burnside, La., June 17, 1914. To the President and Members, Police Jury, Ascension Parish, Sitting as a Board of Reviewers. Gerrtlemen:-I write to ask that my assessment on 1.4343 acres of land, all situated in t 10 s, r 3 e, be assessed at 50 per cent of the 1913 assessment. Do not forget that our lands are taxed 25 cents per acre and 5 per cent ad valorem for the Bayou Conway Drainage District. The owners of the lands may never have the benefit of drainage, but in the meantime we know the tax collector will be in con tact with our pocket books every year. Remember that our parish is go ing through a severe ordeal owing, largely, to the demise of the Miles Pltg. & Mfg. Co., and the permanent residence of the boll weevils in the cotton section of the New River country. The tax collector and the boll weevils, like the poor, will be with us, I fear, always. Respectfully submitted, HENRY C. BRAUD. The following report was read by J. C. Klos, appointed by the jury to assist the assessor of the parish in adjusting the assessments throughout the parish: Donaldsonville, La., June 17, 1914. To the Members of the Police Jury, Parish of Ascension. Gentlemen:-In conformity with your appointment to assist Assessor A. A. Kling in adjusting assessments, I submit this my report: On May 14, we checked up acreage of part of Bayou Conway Drainage District; May 15, we checked up acre age of part of New River Drainage District; May 19, we went to Sorren to and saw Mr. Opdenweyer, of Opdenweyer-Alcus Cypress Co., who showed us his inventory of Jan. 1, 1914, aggregating 9,226,300 feet of Iu inber;-4 ;nveuteni orys co Lumber Co., amounting to 7t,;300 feet, a total of 16,691.600 feet. While we were waiting for the next I train, on suggestion we decided to walk to McElroy. There we found Mr. Miller, who very courteously in formed us he has no record or mem- I oranda of inventory, but referred us to the main office in New Orleans. I tvia Klig and - determined to -go to- - New Orleans to see the inventory, l but having matters which required my personal attention, I prevailed on t Mr. Kling to go alone, which he did i on May 25, and reported on hand Jan. 1, 1914, 12,928,709 feet. On May 26, 27 and 28 and June 2 t we went over a numvber of assess- I ments to the satisfaction of all par ties interested. t Respectfully yours, J. C. KLOS. J. L. Bradford appeared before the board seeking a reduction of his as sessments. Edmund Maurin, attorney for the Maginnis Land Co., addressed the board seeking a reduction of the assessments of the company's lots in Maginnisville. He stated that the prices of these lots had been reduced to $100 each, and requested a reduc tion of their assessment to 33 1-3 per cent of that amount. On motion of Mr. Gautreau, sec onded by Mr. Spahr, the assessment of H. C. Braud was ordered to stand as made by the assessor. The mo tion was adopted. On motion of Mr. Spahr, seconded by Mr. Gautreau and adopted, the as sessment of J. L. Bradford was order ed to stand as made by the assessor. On motion of Mr. Ourso, seconded by Mr. Newman, the assessor was di rected to reduce the assessment of the Maginnis Land Company to 33 1-3 per cent of $100 on each lot owned by said company, and as requested by Attorney Maurin. The motion was I adopted. Mr. Ourso offered the following res olution: Be it resolved by the police jury of the parish of Ascension, that after carefully examining and scrutinizing the assessment lists as prepared and filed by the assessor, and comparing each individual item of assessment with the others, and considering the values placed on the same, and find ing said valuations equitable and just, the said lists and assessments be and the same are hereby approved r and adopted. The board- adjourned. c C. C. WEBER, Clerk. SPECIAL MEETING. t Donaldsonville, La., June 17, 1914. The police jury of the parish of 1 Ascension met this day in special ses sion and was called to order at 2 o'clock p. m. Present: Adolphe Net- 1 ter, president, third ward; Karl G. t Spahr, first ward; J. M. Ourso, Jr., second ward; L. W. Armitage, fifth - ward; Leon Newman, sixth ward; C. N. Gautreau, seventh ward; Z. J. Causey, eighth ward. Absent--C. H. Landry, fourth ward. The following communications were c read and received: t Baton Rouge, La., June 16, 1914. Messrs. H. & S. Jenks, Port Vincent, La. Dear Sirs:-By authority invested in this board under sections four and five of Act 274, you are hereby notified that a quarantine is estab lished this day against Livingston t parish. You are notified that this RESPONSIBILITY OF GOOD CITIZENSHIP, HOW YO1 CAN HELP BUID10 UP YOUR COMMUNITY A community is as progressive as its average citizen-no more and no less. Every individual is reckoned with in arriving at the average. No one is exempt. You are responsible for the spirit c.,ur community. You ,are, whether you know it or not. . cannot place yourself out of the calculation. You either stand above or below the average; if below, you are a community liability; if above, a community asset. In one case you are pulling down; retarding the advancement and progress of the community. In the other you are pulling up and promoting advancement and progress. There is a responsibility resting upon every citizen of this town-the responsibility of good citizenship. What makes one a good citizen? What constitutes good citi zenship. Is it paying your bills and taxes? Yes, partly, but more. It is lending your aid and co-operation In all movements for the bet terment and advancement of your city and section; it is patroniz ing home industries, your merchants, your bankers, your bakers, your butchers, your printers, your factories, your shops, and sup porting your home concerns who pay the taxes for the main tenance of your government, who help to support your schools, your charities, your good roads;, who pay the salaries on which many families depend, and on whose prosperity rests in large measure the welfare of your city. Mail order catalogs are sent you by houses which bear none of the burdens of taxation in your community, which are in no wise interested in the growth'of your city, and when you order from them~qou are aiding and abetting unfair competition for your home merchants. REMEMBER THIS BEFORE SENDING AWAY ANOTHER ORDER. REMEMBER, TOO, THAT MONEY SENT AWAY FOR GOODS YOH SHOULD BUY AT HOME, NEVER RETURNS, AND GOES TOWARD ENRICHING ANOTHER CITY INSTEAD OF YOUR OWN. KEEP OUR MONEY AT HOME AND HELP BUILD UP YOUR Obi COMMUNITY. DI.ALDSONVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, By R. S. VICKERS, Secretary. quarantine is 2:,ia effect until such time as condit justify the amend ment or lifting: ,f same, and during that period horn.ecattle must not be transported aer as the river by ferry or otherwise: This quarantine at this time will not apply to transportation of horses and mules so j'hooked to wagons, buggy or under the salddle, but we must insist that you refuse trans portation, from one side to the other, of any cattle tever until further notified by thi tboard. Yours very `may, E. PEGR .A FLOWER, D. V. S., Baton Rouge, La,,ine 16, 1914: Mr. Adolphe Netter, President Police Jury, Donaldsonville, La. Dear Sir:--Due to the fact that anthrax or charbon is prevalent in the vicnity of Port Vincent, Living ston parish, your attention is called to enclosed copy of quarantine notice isued this- day to Ferrymen H, &_ -S. Jenks at Port Vincent, La. In conformity with regulations one and two of this board, page 7, as apply ing to co-operition of police jury, I would suggest that you deputize a guard to prevent the passage of cat tle by-road from that parish to any portion of Ascension. Anthrax is very prevalent at this time in various parishes and the writer is extremely busy and absent quite frequently on long trips of in vestigation. Would appreciate your an'icipated co-operation with us in our efforts to prevent a disseminate i infection of this disease. Yours very truly, E. PEGRAM FLOWER, D. V. S., Secretary and Executive Officer, La. State Live Stock Sanitary Board. On motion, duly seconded, the pres ident of the jury and Mr. Causey were directed to take such action as they may deem necessary for the proper protection of the parish against infection by charbon. The president was also directed to in stitute such quarantine in the parish as he may deem necessary. On -motion, duly seconded and adopted, Mr. Causey was directed to employ such guard as may be neces sary to enforce the quarantine es tablished in the eighth ward by the State Board. Mr. Armitage offered the following resolution: Be it resolved, that the Riverton plantation stable quarters be and it is hereby designated as the syndic quarters for the fifth ward of this parish, and that A. Himel be and he is hereby appointed syndic of said a ward, with all the powers usually granted to syndics. The resolution was seconded by Mr. Ourso, and on roll-call adopted by the following vote: Yeas-Spahr, i Ourso, Netter, Armitage, Newman, Gautreau, Causey; nays-0; absent Landry. Mr. Ourso offered the following resolution: Be it resolved, that the police jury of the parish of Ascension does here by pledge and assure the South Lou isiana Fair Association an appropria tion for the fiscal year 1914-1915 of the sum of five hundred ($500) dol lars. The resolution was seconded by Mr. Ourso, and on roll-call adopted by the following vote: Yeas--Net ter, Ourso, Spahr, Armitage, Newman, Causey, 6; nays-Gautreau, 1; absent -Landry. A lengthy discussion of the mat ter of school appropriation for the session of 1914-1915 was indulged in, and on motion, duly seconded and carried, the matter was referred to the regular meeting of the jury to be held Wednesday, July 8, 1914. The jury adjourned. C. C. WEBER, Clerk. Knights of Honor are going to cel ebrate the forty-first anniversary of that fraternity's birth with a dollar dinner in New Orleans, June 30. Cotton Ginned in United States. The quantity of cotton ginned from the crop of 1913, counting round as half bales and excluding linters, was 13,982,811 running bales. With tfee exception of that of 1911, this is the largest cotton crop the United States has ever produced. Expressed in gross 500-pound bales, the crop amounted to 14,156,486 bales, being 1,536,215 bales, or 9.8 per cent, less than that of 1911, but exceeding that of 1912 by 453,065 bales, or 3.3 per cent; that of 1909, the smallest crop in recent years, by 4,151,537 bales, or 41.5 per cent; and that of 1904, the fourth largest crop, by 718,474 bales, ously affected by 'insect pests than the previous one, although certain large sections suffered more severely than ever before. With the exception of certain sections in northern Texas where there was some recession in the territory invaded by the weevil, there was an advance all along the line as compared -with-~ 2.- The total territory now infested is esti mated at 296,300 square miles, includ ing 22,800 -square miles invaded for the first time in 1913. As compared with that of 1912, the 1913 crop showed a gain in each of he cotton-belt states with the ex :eption of North Carolina, Oklahoma, rexas and Virginia. The production n Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina tnd Tennessee was the largest ever -eported for these states except for 1911. Arkansas made its record crop n 1913 and Louisiana showed thei argest amount ginned from a single ,rop since 1908. The production of otton in Louisiana decreased stead ly from 1906 to 1910, though since ;hen there has been some increase. , 1906 the production of the state amounted to 987,779 bales, while in 1910 the amount was only 245,648 )ales. This rapid decline was dtue argely to the ravages of the boll weevil and to the consequent diver lion of cotton lands to the cultiva :ion of sugar cane, rice, and other :rops. The amount of cotton seed pro- luced, in tons, in 1913, was 6,305,000, with an estimated value of $156,600, )00. Of this quantity, 4,767,802 tons were crushed. The corresponding Lmounts for 1912 were 6,104,000 tons )roduced and 4,579,508 tons crushed; tnd for 1911, 6,997,000 tons produced tnd 4,921,073 tons crushed. Of the total world production of :ommercial cotton in 1913 the United States contributed 60.9 per cent; In Ia, 17.1 per cent; Egypt, 6.6 per cent; China, 5.4 per cent; and Rus ua, 4.5 per cent. Some idea of the importance of cotton production in the United States from an economic standpoint may be had when it is considered that next to corn, cotton is the most valuable crop grown in this country and that cotton is the largest single item of export. The value of the cotton crop of 1909 rep resented 15 per cent of the total val ne of all the. crops of the country. The value of cotton exported during the fiscal year 1913 amounted to $547,357,195, or 22.5 per cent, of the total value of all articles of domestic merchandise exported during the year. Harry Thaw has been denied the privilege of release on bail pending a hearing by the supreme court on his extradition from New Hampshire to New York. He was also refused per mission to go to Pittsburg to testify in a case growing out of the settle ment of his father's estate. Adlai E. Stevenson, vice president of the United States during President Cleveland's second term, died in 'a Chicago hospital the night of June 13 after several months' illness. He was 79 years old. There will be lots doing in Donald sonville on July 4, 5 and 6. The Rqd Men will entertain on these dates. We buy at home. How about you?