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.DGARD. a ! : LOUISIANA
NEWS OF THE WEEK
LATEST EVENTS OF THE WORLD
IOTH, EAST, SOUTH lAD WEST
Happenings in Foreign Lands and
Throughout the Nato n Chron
icled in Paragraphs.
An unsuccessful .ttempt was made
to assassinate Premier Brand while
the chamber of leputies was in ces
sion in Paris. A man who has not
yet been identified fired a shot at the
minister from behind a pillar. The
shot went wide, but strike M. Mir
man, who was standing beside the
pr.mier, and wounded him.
Miss Sarah Cadin od Trenton, Ill.,
was found dying on the beach at
Long Beach, Cal., with a bulltk wound
in her forehead. A party motor g
on the beach took her to a hospital,
where she died. No revolver was
found, but Ihe accepted theory Is
that she killed herself.
A Chinese porter in a hotel in Nel
son, B. C., killed himself by crawling
into a raging furnace. An hour later
iis carbonized body was found.
In his inaugural address delivered
before the legislature Gov. Emmett
O'Neal declared Alabama's prohibi
tion laws to be an invasion of indi
vidual rights and constitutional guar
antees, and declared the attempt to t
insert a prohibition clause in the stne I
constitution to be an offspring of
intolerance ant bigotry.
A boiler explosion on the towboat
T. N. Davis blew First Engineer Wii
liam Byeriy into the river. His body
has not been recovered. The acci-'
dent occurred six miles north of 1
Cairo, Ill., on the Ohio -river.
Substantial reductions in the prices b
'of staple foodstuffs were reported in I
the large grocery stores and the gro
cery sections in the department stores I
in the loop district of Chicago, follow- P
ing the decline in South Water street
market quotations on these commodi:
ties consequent upon the breaking up
of the food trust and the disgorging r
from cold storage of large quantitie
of butter, cheese, eggs and poultry.
Sea.~tor iPurIEell ~4'North Dakota b
introduced a iesoldIap in the senate
declaring Secretary of the Interior
Ballinger to be an unfaithful servant
sand asserting that he sahod no longer
be retalned in that otffice.
Preferring -death to physical help
lesnhesa, Henry R. Whitmore, 68 years
old, former assistant secretary, ,f the
Merchanta exchange and a pioneer
business maa-.of St. Louis, jumped
from )an eighth-floor window of the
Margunette hoteI in that city. A note
explained the dedd and that it was
dae to paralysis.
1ri 'tftt sal to congress aha
special magage urgins-the, tortifls- ,
lan of the Panama; canal aia recom
asuding an apoproiation "of $6,00;i-l
for V-ti wok;, at the poesent sea
.dbefr oto aremgen were s
- rt. tre e a,( then as sertously. that s
*hiusPto ba d 4 bel i eS 0to 5. p1 tl0 , an B
kept thtpenremmon tip jump.
t he b ia~ei oat the Imarty to tucceed ,
- \ ha
This. ,mue s are know to bte:
barn kla~isI the b~ody~r aj fouirith Is
5 - _k~~ ~P~- P
~~~IO 2_,bs '~pt Jfh -lletit
·-.·"iri-~o"~~j~itier- tbe bi~~~~~inE1T
President Taft has nominated Rep
resentative Walter i. Smith (,Rep.)
Iowa, to be United States circuit
judge in the Eighth judicial circuit
to succeed Judge Van Devanter, re
cently elevated to the supreme court
The crew of the (-e"inan subma
rine torpedo boat V 3 were prisoners
at the bottom of Kiel bay fo" sip
hours. Divers from a "parent ship'
wcrxed frantically to get chains about
the disapied- boat so that it .'uld be
draw:. toithe surface. All of the crew
were unht' t.
One man was k':led, one fatally,
two seriously a-id fbur c '.ers slightly
'T injured :1 Chicago by the fall of a
1 scaffc:i on which plasterers were
working inside the auditorium of the
Columbia theater, on -Clark street,
nd near M'lis,,u.
The army appropriatio'n hil, ca.rry.
ing aver $93,000,000 for the year e:;d.
i1. .tune 30, .112, passed the house
in Wash :.gton. 1
de A bank clerk en.rusted with $52,
5ie 500 to take fr a Paris to Zondýd. loel
the money when he became acquaint.
ed v':h two men on the jo: ney. The
te men are being sough'.
te Eight men met almost instantane
ous death s~d o.e was so severely
ie burned that he probably will die as I
a result ot a boi'. r explosioil aboadni
the battleship Delaware, the cause i
1., of which is yet unexplained. The ac
at cident occurred about 200 miles sout -
id eastof the Norfolk nav, yard.
g The grand jury returned a-: indict
L1, me : charging first degree murder
S against Edith Melber, the confessed t
murderer of aer four-year-old sor i
George, near Albany, N. Y. t
I- Three negroes were taken from the
g county jail in Shelbyville. Kv., by a
tr mob of 20 a iaed and masLed men
a-i hanged from. th, C: tesapealt ' &
d Ohio railroad Bridge. The men
tt lynched were Eugene Ma. aall, who y
i- had been convicted of kiL aog an aged 1
i- negress and had been sentenced to c
r- the penitent:,.ry for life; Wade Pat- f,
o terson, charged with detaIning Miss t
a Elizabeth Ruble, 19 years old, and
f James West, charged with beating c
Miss Mary Coley, a white ,irl.
Lt Millions of pounds of cold storage
1- butter, eggs, cheese and poultry, some C
y sf it as much a-, five years old. ac s
I' wording to estimates of dealers, are a
f about to thrown on the market and h
sacrificed at whatever price +, ey will
s bring, as the result of the collapse t
a within the last few Gays of the "food h
r lrust" which by steady aggression has s
s piled prices of provisions up to their te
p-resena figures. s.
t The postoffice appropriation b !", d
tarrying $253,000,000, was ciatpleted a
)y the house committee un postoffices.
rhe amou>t is an increase of $10,000,
3 00 over the last appropriation. 1
Truxillo, Honduras, was captured at
by the revolutionists after a hard 11
akirmish with the small squad of gov- is
arnment soldiers. The government ti
lost seven killed; including the mayor- t.
Ie plaza, and 12 wounded.
United States Senator Isaac Steph
mnson of Wisconsin is charged with
a number of violations of the laws la
of Wisconsin in a leigthy statement Yt
.Ied wlt Governor McGovern by the ti
l9 ste senate committee in its at
report on the investigation of the T
p riawJy mpaiI wad-election of Sea- lo
qiscouraged and weary of life be
:ause, according to her own state
'sent, she had been deceived by the 52
ntan to whom she had made the last In
sacrifice a woman can make, Mrs. sa
tice Poebler, 25 years old, of Gath- in
le, Ind., shot Carl V. Stovey, 20 years 10
ald, of Columbus, Ind., above the
heart, and then turned the revolver
an herself in a room at the Hotel
Braden, Indianapolis. Both the man Ov
SaLre believed to have been be
iso d: j t - a
SAfter believing herself a widow 23
r tears and fnallyiaarrying again, Mrs.
X Ida Mattox, wife of Rev. C. 1. Mattox,
d `Baptist M ie1ate in Sprinagfield, Mo.,
has learned that ihe has two hus
e banldai MrdaS. "Mattoa'b first husband,
SA. .:Diad instead of being dead, as
d ballered, bhas been found to be
* Eying conuty, Texa.i
ill, report that the.
I Sriaa again is in a crittical condi
b t, mowgher trip to Bad Naa
SIte, 3obtlAed from . attaches of
t sLaco.l -Th trip to Bad
Si a brought only temporary re
F ,al te- a rna'se nervous die
L +. anid asncholta retuaned al
t isiltn with her return
to besee.11 s condition has
.ro. .W5 l 41 worse, until it is now
.. cared y a few mae days are left
A boy was Lape fsir persons
ei~.~a~di k~Ps ~a aa w hE par
< eas ing struckas 8 fotaf
5ar onaatp raas root
to :~bjth~ecrie l
State Grows 52 Per Cent
of Country's Rice Crop
Baton Rouge.--That Louisiasa pro
pro d.oes 1.84 per cent of the .corn of
P this country, 2.2 per cent of the el,
tire cotton c' p of the countr.. 52
per cent of the 'otal rie crop wised
in the United States ai~d 4.14 per
ly, nt of the total 'innsge of sugar
1 care rr .:ed in tae world are some
Svtr, interesting fact, fathered ty
re Dr. A. F. Kidder ,; the College of Ag
riculture of Iue Louis.'.na State Ua·
.ersi::., who, expanding c,. . Lot'i
1. !:a's part in rý`sing tue wo' crops
d. during ', )9-1910, -Lys:
se "'be total acreage of corn , aie
United States for the se-.mn "', 1909
amounted to 108,771,000, producing
2,772,276,,30 t;ashels, which were
worth on tDecembe- :, 19( + ,,6,
982,000. The average yield per acres
e- for the entire nr.. on was 25, bush-'
y els. Louisiria produced only :.84
s per ce a of this enormous- crop, wi'h
d 51.198,000 bushels ', her , -edit. Lou
-e Isaarc's yie.lt per atre was :elo'- the
general average by 2.5 bushels.
"It wou:d rot be wise to predict
an increase in the ) .id c, cottoin.
However, du:' rg the last six yea, s
d the average yield per acre in Louis
iana has. been v rer ei by .16 ct'
bale than t',, same f;- a;l cotton
e growing :,tes. But Louisiana hi
produced on;. 2." per cent of the en
tiie amount, so our yields should
necessarily be greater. :.e average
yield per "-r duting the period ..im
1904 to 1909, inclusive, for the entire
cotton belt has been .39 of a bale. and
for thi. state d'-"ing the same time
was 55 of a bale. 500 pounds of li,
cottlt, representing a be-.
"hice is the only crop in whic,
ouitiana" i ex-elling.ir prtou odu.cio.
On compa ing the acreage of this
state with the total amount in all
Ih- states, it is found that Louisiana
has 52 per cent of it, her acreage be
ing 375,000, and :',e rer: aining states'
having oaly 345,225. There :, the
same percentage of variat'an f the
total yield, it being in favor of the
same state. Louisiana does not pro
duce the highest ave :r:ge yield per
acre, that honor going to Arkansas
at 40 bushels, yet she does produce
12,675,000 bushels, 38.9 bushels per,
acre, while all the other states have E
11,693,00t to their credit. The yield
is usual:y calculated in sacks, and
the average sack will contain about
two and a half bushels. The amount
et rice sown could be increased, be
cause under the present conditions t
large areas are fallowed for several l
years and produce nothing but pas- g
tures, which are not used as profit
ably as it is possible for them to be.
The rice lands of Louisiana are no
longer new, consequently better meth- t
ods of rice culture must be practiced
if this state is td continue producing
52 per cent of the total amount raised k
in the United States. The amount of
sugar, both cane and beet, produced
in the world for the season of 1909
10 was 14,495,690 long tons, that is,
a ton containing 2,240 pounds; but
the amount of cane sugar is slightly
over one-half that, or 7,844,320 tons, -
being 54.25 per cent of the total
amount produced; 325,000 tons repre
sents the production of Louisiana,
which is 4.14 per cent of the total
tonnage of cane sugar. British India:, 6
Cuba and Java were the three lead
ing countries in the production of
cane. sugar in the season of 1909-10,
making 1,800,000 tons, 1,700,000 tons
and 1,185,000 tons, respectively. The m
United States made more beet than ce
cane sugar in 19I9- h, t tinage of at
beet sugar being 457,560, but the area o1
In . which beets may be grown is a
great deal larger than that which can e
be devoted to cane. The number o m
beet sugar factories has increased
from 36 in 1901 to 62 in 1908, while
the acreage has increased from 175,
e0 to 364,900 if the same length of
t-im." While qe beet sugar prodie
tion a gnrmowniager, the cane agar
has practically remainee the same.
The torm~e will no doubt keep on in
ererenai and will therefore become
-every year s greater competitor of
the cane planter in Lnouslana". S
1ew Paper ` Maka Aperia ;nc. S
u*e.ý--The Morni ng News has
- -ue its a pekiaa Yk" hP. ew
Mr~pPf BrpbeI Iarhe.
rd an lay 1. Jehasmm -A first
es`. q;sp t `las : beci istaled,
Iw aNWtlIe s
Farmer Fnds RBaoon in His Field.
Amite City.--Geoge Grace, a fa. 'a
e'r lith.ig 12 miles east of Amite, we, t
cut to his fited to work a :fw ,lorn
ings ago .nd i, s surpried .: find a
larg€ car,-as balloon ,. the mif:dle of
the feld. T.'e balloon was fl' and
contai..ed no gas. The only plausible
theor; is :aat it was l, st 1:- some
one who w"- makylg an ascensi' r,
an, N, '.o probab!, ".a: d;a, ,a (.con
Former "f. y' To'wn, Is N')w "Wet."
>'elousar. -Ther.. hav< been I . ap
plications for license to engage in the
liquor bus , ess del ,ing tI' ensuing
yea:, and sesr.t- ner bu 'I1 ,gs are
br :ag constr bcted for this purpos,
and old or,- are being re, aired for
similar , es. F, veral licernes ha -
already been granted, and ' ae saloo-.
is ~ re-lity once again, after : aving
b=pe losed f, two Years.
Smallpox Near Napctec vi':a.
Napoleonville. - At the L:znthly
meeting of , e . - utnmtio., po.' e
jui. the county coroner reported a
case of smallpox at the Napceor:ille
sawmill, one a' toe F: .ttenvlle mill
anm a third in the town of Ph.ten
ville. The latter patient is a 'A.ite
man. Precautionary measures were
D.mage ,) Ora.ge Grov Is Slight.
Oakdale.-Thr total damage . the
u: ange groves over s section of
the sta , from the 'ecent snow an
Uliftrsirllt h~.vY f ze was comp
ativr'v small, ac rding to the latest
reports from 'lhe count'- dist-i tS.
The garden truck likewise suffered
but slight dlamage.
Negroes Heid for Burning a Churc"
Alexandria.-Three negroes were
arrested and jailed here on a charge
tof burning a negro church building
n'.,r Lamothe. The fire was said to
be the result of a disag-:ement over
who was to be pastor of the congre
Sugar Rolling Season Ends.
Plaquemine.-Sugar-rolling in Iber
ville parish was brought to a close
wheni the Wilberts' Myrtle Grove fac
tory wound up the semion's r.n.
Nearly 80,000 tons of - cane were
e. Cotton Acreage to Be Increased.
0o Ringgold.-Farmers in thks victin
- ty are preparing to increaSe theit
d cottpn acreage for the piesent year.
1 They think the recent cold wav4
d killed most of the boll weevils.
Cash Prizes for Boy Farmers.
Alexandria.-The Rapides parliS
police jury will offer cash prises from
$25 to $100 to boys' corn clubs in the
parish for the coming seasqn.
Oak Grove's Poll Tax Payments.
", Oak Grove.-Potl tax payments in
I West Carroll parish for 1909 were
L, 656, and 700 ihi 1910.
f LOUISIANA IN BRIEF.
s The Louisiana Pension Board, which
e meets in -Idarch, will have an in
i crease of $125,000 for distrlbu*on, 1
f and many, names on the waiting list I
i of Confederate veterans can be added.
Representative Leon 'tocke of Lake
I Charles addressed Infayette lis1ness t
men on the intercostal canal and wa
Il rays project.
4 white man named Posey of Port
Hudson was arrested in conection A
with the Collette murder case.
The meeting of the 4Layette
Farmers' Club was a success. ~
Capt. W.- V. Robson, eat of o
the Caddo Parish Leve e re
signed, and Dr, S.. A. DI o
Shreveport was appointed to ucceed
him a member.
Dr. ~ei r Dowling, presid of the n
rioasrn Board . f a i orte
to the Shreveport a is aie e
SNew Orleans 4t5 i
iTtLoquittanfr the PMp at P
vil fit at aladtla.
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LIGHTS ON WARSHIP
AVIATOR ELY USES NEW BIPLANE
Lands Lightly on Big Platform Erected
On Deck of Cruiser Penn
Sa'i Francisco, Cal-Flying a Curtiss
t ,;plane, ,.ugE..e P,. Ely made a success
- ul lant.ng on the cruisir Pennsyl
Sv mia and an hour later rose from the
f deck and .'.w back to W'lfridge field,
;wrlve miles awa-.
"2he feat was iccomlplished without
a mishap. "at a wire or bo.' of tCie
delicate ':ieohani.,l wa- injured and
tl t seeming ase of the whole p "form
ance '. sened the spectaculp, effort.
At 10:,- the ":okout on ane Penn
sylvania sighted Ely through the haze
and *. e ships roa td a blast of wel
cc., e. He c'.mn on at terrific speed
and a moment late- circled ar mnd the
j;'et, dip; ing in s.iute to e -.h shin,
and came 'ip in the wind for the stern
of the Pennsylvania. He vas flying
low as he neared the shin and dropped
,Jwn as lightly as a gut,, strikir." the
platform about iorty feet from the end.
The hooks which had be'. a:--anged
in the center piec. of the aeroplane
lid the:c work perfectly, and the air
PLp was brought to a standstill within
25 fee'. When Ely touched the deck
he was going at the rate of about 35
miles an hour, b,.' so gradually was
the -, ed - hecked "y the dragging of
tLe sandbags as .tl - were picked ap
in successic:, that he car, to a stand- I
still 'm(ittou: dis, -ranging ane- part of
tl , mahine.
There N.a a great outburst of oheers
when it was seen I.Lat the landing had
been successful and a rush of the offi
cers, v.-itors and sailc,s to greet the i
*a exactly one hour from the time
he landed Ely t m)k his se': in the ma. e
&;pe rt. d gave the word to let go. The -
aeropi~i~lT swept down the 125-foot
platform at a rop V
the stern with a gentle dip and then
rose rapidly over the ships in the har
bor. The start was as perfect as the
landing had been. R,ising to a .hc;ht
Iof 2,00 feet, Ely circled over the ex
treme southern part of the city and
thte headed straight to the aviation
fi.ld. He landed there at 12:13.
CANNOT GO TO U. S. COURTS
ing Prohibit Removal of Suits Against Cort
to po ations to Federal Courts.
rer Washington.-The house of repre
re sentatives adopted an amendment to
the Moon bill modifying laws relating
to the judiciary, which will have the
effect of stopping the practice of cor
porations doing an interstate business
or from taking practically all suits
se against them out of the hands of state
ac- courts and placing them in the federal
're The amendment in full is as follows:
"Provided further, that no suit agairiet
a corporation or joint stock company
brought in a state court of the state in
which the plaintiff resides or in which
* the cause of action arises, or is whic'
1 the 'defendant has its place of busi
sr. ness or carries On its business, shall
v4 be removed to any United States court
on the ground of diverse citizenship."
RAPS MORTGAGE SYSTEM
n Booker T. W shington Advises 2,000
ae Negro F ers In Conference,
Tuskegee, Ala -Nearly 2,000 negro
farmers from Georgia, Alabama and
Mississippi, and educators from many
parts of the country, were present at
In the opening of the 'twentieth annual
N negro farmers' conference. Booker T.
Washington, principal of Tuskegee'
Institute, opened the meeting with a
speech in which he urged the negro
farmer to strive for better methods of
cultivating the land.
h "Colored farmers," he said, 'might
a- as well understand from uow on that
a, the old methods are passing away and
;t new ones are to take their places. I
L refer especially to the' old habit of
mortgaging e crop and animals for
the money to live on while the crop
is being raised."
I Mayor of Town Hands Reins Over to
e Knoxville, Tenn.-A special to the
Sentinel from Canton, N. C., s4ys May
or Curtis of Canton has turned the
control f the town over to anti-saloon
advpctet, asking them to demonstrate
how the North Carolina prohibition
Saws can be enforced.
* He has cited two ministers and a _
Inumber of laygen to appear before
him T be sworn in as special pollee
S-I hs action is a sequel to a
stroag prohibition lecture delivered by
.ederal Jtdge-J. C. Pritobart formerly
a. nited BteSat senator, aid the la
I Jgnce of a stirring revival ~andcted
by the Rev. George C. Cates, an ervkn s
. NR'S HOEE D8 RS.
V~~~a9 tt~'t "'rrr.f
Mr. Fitz-Doctor, rm subject to vr
lent fits of late and I wonder at time*
that I survive them.
Dz;tor-You sort of wonder at the
survival of the fittest, eh?
Cured in One Day
Munyon's Cold 'Remedy Relieves the
head, throat and lungs almost immediate.
I Checks Fevers, ps Diacharges ci
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caused by colds. It eures Grip and oh
itinate Coughs and prevents Pneumonia.
Have you stiff or swollen joints, no mat
ter how chronic? Ask your druggist for
_iunyon's Rheumatism Remedy and see
how quickly you will be cured.
If you have any kidney or bladder trou
ble get Munyon's Kidney Remedy.
Munyon's Vitalizer makes weak me#
'aong and restores lost powers.
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