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LATEST CLIPPINGS FROM OVER THE STATE. For Forging and Bigamy. S. A. Yeargain, alias A. S. Young, was arrested at the National 'eme tery in Pineville by Deputy Sheriff Davis of Alexandria, and Deputy G. R. Kelly. of Beuton, Saline County, Ark. The prisoner is wanted in Ar kansas on a charge of forging notes to the amcunt of f:tiO. The alleged forgery was committed eleven tmonthsl ago, and the accused is said to have fled, cominig to Alexandria. He acted as Superintendent of the Presbyterian Sunday School here. and was highly respected. He married a young lady in Pineville about four months ago. It is alleged that he left a wife and two children in Guerdon. Ark. lie was taken to Arkanias by the depu ty to answer to the charge of forg ety, and will be returned here to an swer to the charge of bigamy. Decision in Favor (I Railroad. Jude DIawkins,. of the District Court at Ruston rendered a de.i-ion in the mandamus case of the projec tors of the Ruston. Natchitoclhes ani Northeastern Railroad vs. the Lin eoln parish police jury, which sever al weeks ago turned down a petition for an election in the First Ward to determine whether o nrto3..aion Mp determine whether or not a tax should be voted for the railroad. The de cision was favorable to the railroad and the police jury was ordered to provide for the special election pray. ed for. The jury asked for an order of appeal from this decision, which was granted. Sheriffs Make Settlement. The following sheriffs and taxcol lectors made settlement Saturday' with State Treasurer Smith, through Auditir Capdeville. for taxes col lected during February: A. C. Ox ford, Jackson, $809.17; M. E. Swaf ford, Grant, $1,246.48; A. A. Brown, Iberville, $13,153.64; J. A. Johnson, Onuahita, $3.971.73; W. N. Traylor, Richland, $2,179,27; J. F. Edwards, Rossier, $9,428.40; J. W. Freeman, Natchitoches, $5.791.33; Oyster Com- I mission, $4,637.62. t Pay Checks Arrive. The pay checks of the Iron Moun tain, which have been causing so t much discussion on account of their v aon-arival, have reached Monroe, s and the paymaster is busy settling i up with the employees of the road. c An official stated that this is the c frst time in many years that the Iron b Mountain has passed a pay day. The reason for the present delay, accord ing to this official, was the cutting down of the force in the auditor's of- 1 fice at St. Louis. Water Rising at Baton Rouge. I The Mississippi river at Baton t Rouge is reaching the base of the t levees and rising at a rapid rate. The a levees in that section are reported to be in the best condition for years and no apprehension is felt if the rise continues. The encroachment of the waters has placed an quietus on all kinds of activity in the bottom r lands subject to overflow through- 3 out this section and may give rail roads some trouble in the near fu ture if the rapid rise continues. Vote Against Taxation. The police jury of Opelousaas voted down a resolution offered by Capt. r Samuel Haas, member from the Sixth F Ward, to fix the rate of taxation for h the year 1909 at ten mills, provided t two and one-half mills are set aside r in aid of the proposed state normal t school, should the same be located in St. Landry parish. In the alterna tive ,the resolution provided that, should this parish fail in securing the ahool, the rate of taxation should not exceed eight. sills., -4- Iveryman Injured. Albert P. Labbe and Oustave Lan dry, a liveryman of Lafayette, be- " eame involved in a difficulty, the former striking the latter with his ht, felling him to a cement walk and inflicting serious wounds. Labbe hir- r ed a vehicle from Lan lry, and during the day the stableman ejected a ne gro woman from the earriage for fu rious driving and brutality to the h team. Labbe called at the stable and supposedly took issue with Landry ever the incident. Date Set For City Election. ,i At a meeting of the town council h of Slidell, the may'r authorized to , promulgate a call for the town elee tion to be held on the 21st of April. b Year's Iquor Ltcenses. The total amount of liquor licensest o igued by the clerk in Houma amounts tI to ten permits at $1,000 each. mak- wn tug a nice revenue for the town. T S FactoryOrew on Strike. ti The factory: crew of the Riggs Cy press Company is on a strike at Pat terson. The men are opposed to the eleven hours system with a 20 per v eu cut 3: ifled by Log Train. SEdward Bennett, 25 years old, was &illd at Covington by falling under ci the wheels of a log train he was un- ol loading at the Tekefuneta River tram of oasd terminal of Houlton Bros.' t Lumber Company, 4 eultonville. The City Board ofi Health in the thriving litt~l city of New Iberia has bu ordered the arsal spring gleaning up- sp o. the part of all reideptr and prop- of rt7 owners. ed Cracksmen at Marion. Burglars attempt to rob the Marion State Bank. at Marion. fourteen mile:; nrtheast of Farmerville. They had succeeded by the use of nitroglycer ine. in rpeninz the outer door of the Ssafe, but plople living near heard the explosion and went to the scene. Ev idently ode of the burglars or their , guard saw the approach of the par e- tie< and fled. V Farmers to Build Warehouse. t, A .pecial meeting ,of the Farmers' r Union of Bo.iser parish was held at tes Plain Dealing for the purpose of mak 'ed ing arrangements to build a union ;lh3 warehouse at that place. A commit se tee was appointed eml)owered to pur ed chase a site and report at the next an meeting which will be held at Mot on ily the 20thi instant. dy Railroad Transferred. Ao. A deed has been filed in the dis id trict clerk', offioe il Lake ('harles tle ranisferrinr from the Louisiana and ºU- Pacific Haitway to the Lake Charles and Northen Hailway the tracka.ze. n- depiot. builllin. etc.. ,of the former c (4.anyt from le Hihder, La.. to a 1)point near this city. for a c,-nidera. let tion of $414,726. on Assaulted For Insult. p B'caue of an allehzed insult to a woman in the dining room of t ile Phoe in- nix lHotel in Shreveport. Howard R. er- Hughes, a deputy sheriff at hilt (ity. on asauilted John R. l:azza, a New ()r to leans traveling man. with a revol!v i er. lHushes was arrested and placed t uner bond, charged with asauhlt to he. kill. ad to Murderer Released on qond. iy. The preliminary hearing or the case ler of Fereol Hegard, Jr.. charedl with chb the killing of Henry Deer at Marks ville was held. After evidence on the part of both the State and the defense the judge ordered the accused releas ol- ed under $500 bond. The young main's ay bond was immediately signed by his gh fat her. 01- - +- I ix- Firemen Relief Association. r tf- A meeting of firemen from the dif p rn, ferent fire companies in this parish in, was held at Thibodaux in Protector )r, Hall, the object being to discuss the is, advisability of organizing a firemen's f n, relief association. There were forty - firemen present and all seemed en thusiastic over the movement. Two Pickaninnies Cremated. a n- The two children of ,ige Washing- it 1o ton, a negro farmer living at Hayti, lý ir was burned to.death in a fire that de- p ie, strowed their home. While .at work r ig in tile field. Washington's wife dis- 8 d. covered the flames, but before she t he could reach the cabin the ohildren )n had burned to a crisp. d. Opelousas Subscribing Fund. > zg A subscription list is being circu- R f. lated at Opelousas and liberally "sub- C seribed to in aid of The Times-Dem- 1 ocrat's anti-fraud fund, to assist that o paper and Hion. James J. Bailey in I > the work of exposing the alleged o ie fraudulent practices in New Orleans I he at the recent primary election. to li rn No Planting Before March 15. r le Orders were sent out by the Pres- el pf ident of the Morris Canal Company h in of Estherwood for farmers not to m plant rice or begin operations until It- March 15, so as to give them a uni il- form start on iriigating the rice. A a . good many are preparing rice lands p for planting. No Minors in Poolrooms. d The town council met at Clinton, in t. regular session. The treasurer's re th port showed a substantial balance on ti , hand. An ordinance was adopted pro- r . hibiting owners of pool and billiard t is rooms from allowing minors to enter al their places. Penalty for violation was o td fixed at from $5 to $15. a Purchase School Bonds. i State Treasurer Smii has just 14 ot bought $10.000 of the lafourche Ba- i sin Levee district bonds for the Free * School fund. The school fund has I been increasing rapidly and now has ij n. invested $78.000 in national, state p e- and county bonds. t Se chool Tax Voted. S A special tax of (i mills for ten years was voted at Mansura in School r- District No. 30 (Dora Bend) without oppiosition. Areas in the-parish where e- the population is dense enough to Swarrant the voting of special taxes i have practically all been voted. li d ' Fire Destroys Hotel. The Heath Hotel at Olla, was de stroyed by fire. the flames originat ing from a defective flue. But for Sheroic work by a bucket brigade the 0 entire town might have been threat sened, the flames being fanned by a . brisk wind from the south. The offic of the Morning News s of Alexandria, was damaged by tire. s th:, flames orginating in a pile of i - wa,· paper in front of the place. N The fire spread rapidly. but! was ex tinzui,'ied before consaminr.ig the cn tire ,,fiie. re Platte City. Mo.-In t.he :ca! op e o:t election ield here IPla:tte e unty r voted against proIibition 159 to 1,. 347. For.ga Bsympathy. s Budapest, Hungary.-The city eoun r cil of Mudapest, Hungary, passed res - olutions of sympathy with relatives of the victims of the Cleveland school w Sfire disaster. Inspection Order Inausd. SKansas City, Mo.-Every school Sbuilding in Kansas City is to be in - spected. beginning a tone. The Board of Education issued an order to that at eect. at RANSDELL - BILL 3d IB GREAT EXECUTIVE DEPABRT r- ENT INTRODUCED. v. NATIONAL AFFAIRS Including Waterways and Construc tion of Public Buildings Would Be Transferred by Bill's at Provisions-Other Items. k it- Washington.--A bill to create a ir- new executive department of trans xt portation and public works has been )n introduced in the house by Mr. Rans dell, of Louisiana. The bill provides that the new de partment shall have entire control of all national affairs relating to the e" transportation, including waterways I and the construction and maintenance es of all public buildings, works and im `' provements which shall be authorized er by congress and for which provis a ion is not otherwise made by law, al ` so all works "to foster, promote and develop the conservation and effi eient utilization of the natural re sources of the United States. One of the most sweeping effects of the measure, if it becomes a law, would bo to transfer to the new de I partment practically all of the pro I jects aside from navy and army un d dertakings, now controlled by the to war department. Federal Building at Crowley, La. A federal building at Crowley, La., 4 to cost $75,000 is the object of a bill th introduced by Representative Pujo. Speaker Cannon has. agreed that a e public building bill shall pass this sea sion, but it is to contain provision for buildings only at places where they are absolutely necessary. It is under s stood the 'bill will carry a total of $15,000,000, while the bills introduced providing for public buildings at va rious places propose a total appro if priation of $80,000,000. h .r New Railway Mail District. e The Senate Committee on Postof s flees and Postcards has taken no ae-. y Lin on the question of making New Orleans the center of a new railway mail district. A similar request has bees made for Omaha, Neb., and the advantages of heving. uperintendents in these two cities are being careful i, ly looked into. The Postoffice De p- prtment has been called upon for a k report, and until that is received the Senate Committee will take no ac e tion. Coegressamn Sued for Libel. Frank B. Lord, a newspaper cor respondent has instituted suit against . Representative George L. Lilley of Connecticut for slander and libel. It SIs set forth that Mr. Lilley's charges ,t of graft in legislation. before Con n egess isduced the standing committee d of correspondents to suspend Mr. Lord and another newspaper man bom the privileges of the press gal. lry. After an investigation they were reinstated. It is also said that their - employers have discharged them and Y have refused to reinstate them. i Liquor Hearing Continued. Hearings on the various bills to reg t ulate the shipment of liquors into s prohibition states or counties, could not be elosed by the senate committee on judieiary as some persons expected were unable to reach the city. Fin n lay C. Heldriekson, of Cuimberland, Md., repessenting the prohibition na n tienal eemmittee urged that the bill reported should go far enough so d that an individual may not receive Sliquor for illegal purposes under guise Sof the porsonal use tag. Delegation Tm ed Rack. The delegation from the New Or t loam Cotton Exchange who were on - their way to Washington, have been e stopped by a telegram from Judge 3 Davey informing them that the hear s ings they were to attend 6a3 been e pestponed until April 1 The delega tion which was headed by W. P. Thompson, president of the Cotton Exchange wants to be heard on the SBurlemon cotton gambling bill, which is now before the House Committee on Agriculture. Feraker's Relief Bill. s Senator Foraker's bill for the re lief of certain Philippine volunteers, allowing them traveling expenses, in eludes the following Louisiana sol diers: David F. Allen, Captain Thir ty-eighth United States Volunteers, Wasie tn; Seaton ,Norman, Major Thirty-ainth Regiment, and Thomas H. Underweood, First Lieutenant ty-niuth Regiment, New Orleans. bi~mpmta f Canal Supplies. That to effeet injury to the ship Spis intaerests of those ports, such as New Orlhin aed Mobile, from which vemsds of Ameiant bottom do not sail, is tar from the purpose of the resolution introduced by Senator Frye some weeks ago in regard to the shipment of all goods for use on the Panama Canal, is the sesurance that Mine Senator ha :ven Senator Fester. Wireles Telegraph Companies. Senator Hale has introduced a bill requiring wireless telegraph compa nies to procure a license from the Secretary of Commeree and Labor where their messages or sign:ss ex tend from one State to another. Assayer Appointed. William S. Pearson has been nomi-i ated by the President to be Assayer at the United States Assay office i at (£harleston, N. C. Taft' Maagers Confident. Republicans of Oklahoma and Ne braska will hold their state conven tions this week to choose delegates to the national convention. The Taft managers confidently place Oklaho-, ma in their column, and the probabil ities seem to be that Nebraska will also declare her preference for the secretary of war, despite the effort that has been made recently to arouse sentiment for LaFollette in that state. Information on Corporations. In a resolution introduced in the House by Mr. Hardwick of Georgia the President is called upon to fur nish information and data collected a by the bureau of corporations regard i- ing the conduct and management of n corporations joint stock companies j- and combinations engaged in com merce. The resolution asks for all of s- the information "not yet made public. e Postmasters Appointed. The following postmasters have e been .appointed: ILouisiana-Fallah, Washington par d ish, Edgar M. ('amipbell; Griffin, Madison parish, C. M. Leib; Pineville, Rapides parish, Geo. W. Lee; Rice d ville, Vermilion parish, Jerry S. Leach. Mississippi-Cataholau, Hancock county, Eugene H. Gaskin. For Revetment Work. * Senator Foster and Representative Ransdell introduced identical bills providing for the appropriation of $300,000 for the improvement of the revetments on the river at New Or leans. This appropriation is recom mended by the Mississippi River com mission. Customs Inspectors. The House Committee on Ways and Means has begun an investiga tion of the question of increasing the pay of the Customs Inspectors of the various ports. The investigation will be continued Monday and the claims of the New Orleans officers I will be presented. Keeping Japs Out. The Pacific coast members of com mittees have been informed that only seven Japanese and these not labor ers, have entered the United States thus far this year, which is regarded as showing the effectiveness of the new emigration regulations which have been formulated and undertak en to enforce. Starving Japanese kescued. A telegram was recpived at the Treasury Department from Capt. Hen derson, of the revenue cutter Thetis, now on the Alaskan coast, stating that, on March 6, he succeeded in res cuing eleven of the starving surviv ors of the Japanese schooner Satsu ma, which was "wrecked on that coast. Eural Carriers Becognized. An arrangement has just been completed between the postoffice de partment and the civil service com mission, whereby recognition will be given rural carriers for length of ser vice, in applying for positions as city carriers in the postal service. Catholics Claims Bill Paes. The House took up for considera tion the bill appropriating $403,030 r for the payment of the claims of the 'oman Catholic church in the Phil ippines for the occupancy of and i damage to church property by Amer- t can soldiers. The bill was passed. Potal Treaties Prepared. The final draft of poseal treaties 1 between the American government j and Italy and France have been pre- c pared and transmitted to those coun- d tries. Poetmaster General Meyer pre. e diets that both of these treaties would be in operation by next summer. Pay for Loisan Soldiers. The Louisiana soldiers in the war i with Spain, about 2000 in number d will soon receive from the govern- t nent $63,276.82. The comptroller of e the treasury has rendered final deeis- k ion in the ease, which has been pend- e ing for several years. Consul General at Large. a. Thet nomination or Alfred M. b Gottsehalk of New York to be consul a general at large was confirmed by the h Senate. He has been consul general at ti Mexico City. a Judge Wickeesrbsm Successor. " The Senate confirmed the nomina tion of Silas I. Reid of Oklahoma to be judge of the District Court of Alaska, to succeed Judge Wicker. sham. e] Patents Issued. Patents issued: Louisiana--C. C, . Tate, Bogalusa, tiecutting machine." t Msissiappi-Z. F. Hoskins, Brook- t Rooevelts Army Tets. What is to be the combination of the physical requirements of army of- t] ficeers to carry out President Roose- t velt's currieulam for the mainten- ri anee of physical fitness is just now •di question whieh is receiving considera- , tion by many of the bureaus of the , War Department. The latest phase of the subject combines a ninety-mile equestrian test with several short, di crisp sports on foot. n Miaster Wa at Wash~lanton. Minister Wu Ting Fang, who has returned to the United States as Chi na's diplomatie representative, after several years' absence has arrived in g Washington. a Evan's Fleet. l Admiral Evans' fleet of battleships w is due to reach Magdalena bay Satur- di day Marbch 14th, and will put in about three eeks there before resuming e the trip to San Francisco. e- FOR PRESIDENT ýn to ft NEW YOBK REPfIJLICANS HAVE 0o- SELECTED. ill h GOV.CHAS.E.HUGHES te. And Will Present HIs Name for Noa. ination at the Chicago Conven be tien Action of State Com ia mites Was a Surprise. ir d- New York.-Governor Chas. I.. of HIughes has received the endorsement es of the New York Republican state n- committee as the candidate for the Df presidential nomination. 'lhe Ies c. olutions, adopted by unanimous vote, commended President Roosevelt for his rugget determination to oppose eC wrong-doing and in demanding jus tice for all," and classed him with ir "the greatest and most heroic fig n, ures in American history," Washing e, ton, Lincoln, Grant and McKinley. e- The early instructions had been that - the m]eting would not take up the Hughes candidacy, it being the view k of some of the leaders that a com. mittee declaration was unwarranted and might be i0 opportune. But these e plans were upset shortly before the committee assembled 'by the anpounce ment of William H. Douglass, mem ber of the committee from the fif teenth New York district, that he would move the adoption of resolu tions endorsing the candidacy of gov ernor Hughes for the presidency. Af ter the resolutions were read, they were sconded by F. J. Kracke, of s Brooklyn, who said: - "The republicans of this state g justly and unitedly work to bring E f about the nomination of Gov. Hughes, - n which we are so anxious to have him e secure." a German Discount Reduced. Berlin.-The rate of discount of the Bank of Germany has been re. duced from 4 to 5 1-2 per cent. y TEXAS NEGRO LYNCHED. Navastanas Stretch His Neck To Tel ephone Pole. Navastota, Tex.-After attaddng and severely wounding County Com missioners J. T. Barry a negro by the name of John Campbell was taken from the jail and hanged to a tele ggaphed pole. Mr. Barry had been involved in a difficulty with a negro, and the mat : ter had been settled, when Camp bell took it up and slashed Barry savagely with a large pocketknife across the throat, Campbell was ar rested by Deputy iSheriff Hiel and placed in jail, an orderly crowd took Campbell from the jail and lynched him. After fring a few shots into the swinging body the mob dispersed. STATE VS. GOVERNBME T. Clash Seems Certa in State of South CaOslia. Columbia, S. C.--That a clash be tween the State of South Carolina and Federal Judge Pritehard is im minent was indicated when Gov. An sel sent a special message to the gen eral assembly in extra.session, urg ing it to enact legislation preserving the state autonomy and protecting the dispensary funds from the interfer enee of the Federal court. The meage is as outgrowth of Judge Pritchard's decision to take jurisdiction of the suits brought by creditors to seenre the payments of dsbts contraete for liquors fuarnish ed to the former state dispensary. ROCKEFELLER LIKES AUGUSTA . Anugustus, Ga.-John D. Rockefeller likes Augusta so wel that he has decided to make his home here for the three winter months, and with that end in view has purchased what is known locally as the Warner prop erty. This property is considered the fin. est location in the sand hill section, and several attempts have heretofore been made to purchase it by million aires who desired to spend the winter here. There is a hansome home on the property, which comprises many acres, but it is said Rokefeller will spend a large sum in rebuilding. Bob Ohurches of Million. Limoges, France.-Following the conviction of Antone Thomb and two companions, Faure and Dufay, on eharges of complicity in a series of church robberies, belfeved to have amounted altogether to $1,000,000, the police are trying to fnd out where the prisoners disposed of their loot Perry, Okla.-The Republicans of the hrst Oklahoma Congressional Die trieS elected Charles Seely of .Gath rie and Veaesn Whiting of Enid d delegates to the national republican convention and imnstructed them to Au vote for Taft. e All inward unhappides can be a definitely traced to selfshnes; an e unselrsh person can be thoroughly unhappy. Enjoin Thrceat0 Fare. Detroit, Mich.-Distiet Judge Swam, of the federal court has issued a amporary injunction restraining the .ity officials from enfecing the Hal ly three eoat fare ordinace, which wa passed by the council, ad imme diately signed by Mayor William Thompon. The Lnjaetion was grt ed on petition of the maranty rust I *empany, of New Ygrk. T S.. It. s ehee t*, 'or 15 S yi I have embarked in the.Undertaking Business rsd have Ilad'; in a full stock of Coffins of all Grades and Prices, ..hich ' offer e trade at very close figures. I CAN BE FOUND AT MY LIVERY siTABLES. to ,g ST. JO EPIHi - LOUI IA SAre Yon Going To Build If so carry out the idea under the most favorable conditions by ing us about the lumber renquired for the purpose. To build cally, build well. For high-grade, well manufacture. 1- Ru d Droned Lmehr, Shhles, Fimri, Ce Ce.iO MReefins, Sash, DeN, atdE, F MIe hg - I Ae Cal ean. WA maY SIdER Y _ Ls.g I Ydw rEtrideFl. g . . . . O. I SAlways get our prices and investigate our facilities placing your order. a E. .. ENOCHS, THE LUMBERMAN. SAlliso n Hd. Foste Funeral Director, lIUndertaker and Em fbalmer. h' Also dealer in Headstones and Monuments, Granite and Marble. S.All services pertaining to my business promptly aftended to at reasonable prices. S No. 220 MaIn Stracet NATCoEZ. MI Sca rs. W. J. C. Austi TE LlnANME TB1RMAN. A llis . JoHep, LI. k ep on hand a full line or M-talics, copper lined for adults chldren. cdeth coeraed and carved caskets, and common coe.ns, will havea man to conduect funerals wkun called upon. priem it thebard times.. . . Iask ofa ali tafrlendsofmy lateal 1a share cf their patrong. JRS. W.iJ. C. AU LaH TI E &UTELEIRSAE I k epon hnd ful lie o etles, opprlne o dut 1 AAM I-I ..1 ~ m sa. 1~.ai ýRomn SU es. afui & s I* · So ws St .o. Advertise in this Paper and Incr Your Business. Aa Advuartime.t is a Si.t Ca.vassr wbs I Alway at Work i ymr lirt. For Liberal Rate Appl to the Office of this Paper. RECULAk T1I.W KZlL NATCIHZ AND VI ?ItEET. Li.,.. PId. ds3. 1"T ' ainI ou dmratl2ýinsms It is extremely tIiffeult to lsf "the origin of a long-distanee tioni.