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N W* lublES L. I. Owl I i . iM E- I i i NI'\ V SlElES VoL XVII. ST. ,IOSIEPII, LA., FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1910. NUMBER 29. [Il II inn lilr • N • • IIi I. Bil ,l l ml H 1II1 I ,, , , , , _I~II i I I _l d i l l_ _ _ l1ll l I al l I 1• 1 I 1 ill Ill I I 1 1 • I 1ia FIONES ON SOUTHERN FARMS laeteen Cities Eelped Balld laral Ltaes List "ear. Atlanta, Ga.--in the last year nine teen cities ir, the soutal, through their chambers <,, c',iinmmerce or througu some orga lraitlion of the riercheiut, sad busiu s.." Inu, have taken practi cal step, to induce farmers t,< build telcphoie lilies and con:crt with thenr towns. Funds have been raised to assict the farn,' r in a financial way and, ac edrdlng to Pregre s, tile result has bben ev a miure sure s"tul and grat hying than was ,ixpected. Parmers in Georgia and AlaLama me now b'llitng their cotton and other produce by ti. phonel at ligher prices than they formeirly obtained when they first drove to town and ran the rinl of Illllg conditions uniavorable. The plan under which fari:eis ,c ure universal telephone service and eegnection with the compreht.isive Bell systen contemplates that a groop of farmers Land together in a ae.operatlic organrzation, build the Le and purena-et thie equipment. als requires a ensall casa expenu I tere, but the farmers own the tele pbones, wins and other iu:iterial. The line is conuicted with the Hell glstem, a fiat clharge being made for 'rvice. This monthly charge is very n) and when divided anmoing the i famers on the line is seldom nmore I te 50 cents a month. The fact that the telephones are on the line is ai advantag,, rather than an objec tion In rural districts. It enables a farmer in an enmergency to call every one of his neighbors to his ass.stance without loss of time. Washington News. The department of comnmerc ;:nd lUbor reports that the trade of the I United States with its noncunttg'i:bus eolonies or territories during the ies eal year just ended amouinted to about $119,000,0oi) which is contrasted withll the $35,00,.l)t,o total in 1s97. Thle larg est gain was in tae Philippine trade. where the tariff law extended the , prtvilege of sonme free interchange. Two important crop repotr will be isued by the crop reporting board I df the department of agriculture dur lag the next month. The first will be that showing the condition of the cot ian crop on July 25. This report wllh kh issued Tuesday, August 2. The ethner, to be issued : i:day, August t, • will be a summary ot the condtions of the principal crops on August 1. Building operations in one hundred cad twenty-eight cities of the Unit:ed States during the calendar year 199, t uspresented expenditures close to a billion dollars-or to be exact, ac p lag to statistics compiled by the. States Geological survey, b1,520,5713. That result is taken to he one of the principal indications Sthat during 1909 the country recover ade from the financial panic of 19t, sad 1908 for the building record for 1980 was beaten ten per cent. The interstate commerce comm it tee decided that rates on yellow 1pin: lhsaber and products in Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and et.,. J 'sathern states to polnts reachec by r AI lines of the Chicago, llurlingtcn I ad Qulncy Roilroad company, t;ie ales Pacldc Railroad company, antd siliated lines, in western Nebraska, we unreasonable. The conlnission as prescribed reasonable rates= for se future. Pesident Taft and his administra nt were severely arraigned by the lro clergy of Washington at a n:eet- a ag of the Independent league. They F sUged President Taft with estat- F hag the most pernicious prerdent Sver excited race hatred and wilk selling out the negro's rights for Sa-ess of "'possum." They declared r Noe appointment of negroes to high I is ral places was only a modest way I of buying them and keeping down agl illos against the republicans. Oat of a total of one hundred per- t sass designated by the state depart- t want officials to appear before them n stnad examinations for consular shis, only eighty-two had answered Ib summons up to June 30 and of 1 thn natmber the south showed the lar - percentage of applications in thir nmoWea from that section of the esmtry being represented. An nimpet Sin the south of federal patronage 'i ated, It Is stated. A preliminary msunmary of the twen t4sOnd annual statistical report of (Le aterstate commerce commission I k imsued covering the fiscal year 1 Uged June 30, 1909. It shows that -there was a total single track railway e me in the United States of 236. m, mlles, an increase over the pre · ts year of 3,215 miles. More than Sa huIndred miles Increase is indl haed In the state of Arkansas, Mls pi, Texas, Virginia and several etSas. The total number of employee 1 - a the payrolls of the steam railroads 1 of the country was 1,02,823, an in- I eseae of 66.548 over the previous 7ear. The par value of railroad prop - y wam $17.4x7,868,935. & l. LM, iM . H. 8.Tdew . D. SLilly & Trice r to D Lilly & Adams "2- e, Bank Building, Up Stairs. 1 RL. MURDOCK St. Joneph, La. t rildcan ad Surgpon O" se on Plank Road H Phone........... No. 1 SResnidence Phone....... No. 12-2 DR. CLARK s leopec Pll ician My Sixth Year In Natches, Mins. Frank Building. LATE NEWS NOTESF FROM ALL LOUISIANA Campaign of Rice Association Meets Good Results 12-HILE $25,U CAIIAL TO BE DOG iwo Live Stock Insurance Compan les Admitted to State. Judge Severely Reprimands Boys for Injuring School. Benefit From Rice Associatlon. Senator Henry L. Gueydan, man ager of the Rice Association of America, with headquarters at ('rowley, La., is meeting with unex pected success, as the banks and rice interests have occasion to see the gratifying results being attain ed through the advertising campaign and are voluntarily increasing their subscriptions to the fund for the furtherance of the consumption of rice. Senator Gueydan says that almost every rice mill in Louisiana and -many of those in Texas have acknowledged direct results from the •work now being done by the Rice Association of America, and that many of the rice farmers are tak Ing an active interest in the work, contributing their pro rata of the ex pirse. $2,000 Canal to be Dug. A private company has been or ganized at Kaplan to construct a canal from that place to the Inter coastal canal, about twelve miles south. The proposed ditch will be forty feet wide and about seven feet deep, and will cost in' the neighborhood of $25,000. The ditch will be valuable to that section of the country for drainage, as well as for transportation and Irrigatio%. Stock Insurance Co. Qualifies. The National Live Stock Insur ance Company of Indianapolis, Ind., has qualified and been admitted' to the State to carry on the business of insuring live stock. This is the see oni company of the kind to enter the State within the last few days. First Session of Juvenile Court. Six mischievous boys, under the age of seventeen years, were brought before Judge Ellis at Amite City, charged with committing depreda tions on the high school building. After hearing the evidence, the judge gave the boys a severe repri manding and dismissed them on pro bation. This is the first case to come before the district court un der the juvenile law, and considera ble interest was taken in the pro ceedings. L. S. U. Alumni Dinner. Undoubtedly one of the most plea sant social functions ever witnessed at Lafayette was held on the occa sion of the fifth annual dinner of t .e L. S. U. Dollar-and-a-half-some Dinner Club of Southwest Louisiana, representatives from the parishes of Lafayette, Acadia, Calcasleu. St. Landry, St. Mary, St. Martin, Iberia, East Baton Rouge and Orleans be ing present. A most enjoyable fea ture of the occasion was the recep tion tendered the club by the wo men of the city in the parlor of the Gordon Hotel, where a large num ber of the local and visiting alumni were entertained. Boy Meets Death in River. Whilein bathing in the river near Longsport, Sam Smart, the seven year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Smart, and grandson of Dr. 8. J. Smart, was drowned. The little fel low was in bathing- with another small boy. Before his companion could summon aid the body had drifted down the river and it was some time before it was recovered. In Dilemma Over Road Wok. De Soto parish has a hard pro blem to solve. The people have been disappointed in the cost, and public sentiment is growing strong against the Banders plan of building roads with State convicts. So great is the complaint that in every ward in the parish a petition is being circulated, asking the pollce Jury to publish at once an itemised statement showing the whole cost of everything. Fully ninety-five per cent of the taxpayers favor a good roads movement, but not along the lines now employed. School Feud Shows 0000 Balauce. The total receipts for public schcols in Lafourche parish the past year were $49,596.92, of which $40,521.22 was expended, leaving a balance of $9075.70. The increue in state assessment will be $5,000,00 it is said. DImps IABltc oranted gSee. The Jury in the case of Dupre LA Blanc vs. The United Irrigation Rice Milling Company for $10,000 dam age for the death of Mr. LeBlanc's son, which occurred tn the People's Independent Rice Mill of Crowley last October, brought in a verdict in favor of the plaintiff for the sum of $6000. A movement is now on foot to es tabllsh a steamship line between Lake Charles and Osrevtowa I Bridge Goes Down With Wagon and Team. ..1 The bridge spanning the Bayou Carron, one and a halt mile below Washington gave . way just as a four mule team and a wagon loaded with brick were driven on t.he bridge. The wagon went down carrying with it the mules. The wheel team and one of , the lead mules were drowned. * The negro driver narrowly es • caped the same fate. The 4 foundation of the bridge was IV undermined by the strong current occasioned by the re cent heavy rains. 4., School Affairs. State Superintendent Harris is busy arranging for the opening of the coming sessions of tlte public schools. While most of the schools do not open until September, there is a great deal of preliminary work that has to be done. The Ruston Natchitoches and Tulane schools for the teachers close with this week Lafayette and Baton Rouge Normals close Aug. 6. Resolution of Thanks Drawn Up. At a meeting of the Progressive League of Houma, a committee was appointed to draw up resolutions of thanks to Congressman Broussard for having secured in appropriation of $25,000 for -work in Bayou Ter rebonne. Establish Agricultural School. Arrangements have been made to establish an agricullral high school at Kueydan under the plans of the State Board as provided by the last Legislature. It was neces sary to raise about $800 in order to have the school located at this place. Contract Awarded for School. The contract has been awarded to a New Orleans firm for the build ing of St. John's Free Parochial School at Plaquemine. Work will commence at an early date, and a modern brick building will be erect ed. The price bid by the contractors was $15,000. Work on Railroad Shops Began. The Texas and Pacific Railway Company has commenced work on the round house and machine shops, which will be located at Addis. A number of houses are to be built and it is expected that the popula tion of the little village will rapidly increase. Harness and Running Races. Six harness races and three run ning races were held at Napoleon ville Sunday, July 24. All horses which participated in the races are owned by well-known citizens of Thibodaux, Donaldsonville, Belle Rose and Napoleonville. The faculty of the Louisiana In dustrial Institute, at Ruston, for the coming session was announced. P. Caruthes, of Rayne, entered the congressional race in the Seventh Louisiana District, the other candi dates being A. P. Pujo and J. J. Bailey. The second period of the retreat of the secular priests of the archdlocese of New Orleans, at St. Joseph's Mon astery, at St. Benedict, La., closed last week. LOUISIANA BRIEFS. It is stated that radium emana tions have been found in the salt baths in Forsyth Park, at Monroe. Lena Leggett was acquitted of the murder of Charles Legget at Lake Charles. Self-defense was the plea. Armand Capon announces that a Belgian colony will be established next winter pear Lake Charles. The first open cotton boll in Lou isiana was reported from a farm at Eagle Bend, near Shreveport. The finance committee of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board .has let the contract for the school vans upon five routes, and decided to readvertise for bids for the re malning seven routes. Governor Sanders called a prima ry in the Second Congressional Dis trlct to name a successor to the late Samuel L. Gilmore. A Kansas City Southern passenger train collided with a freight at Moor ingsport. Engineer Ben Taylor, who Jumped, lost a leg. ' A tax was voted to erect a $15, 000 high school at Buakie to be used by the combined district of Eola, Haas-ville, Bayou Claire and Bnnklie. Theodore A. Sanders, on trial at Lake Charles, for killing Rufus Gea ren, was equltted. The Louisia.a Association of Postofce Clerks whlle in session at Alexandria, elected J. F. Phillip, of Shreveport, president. Abraham Joseph wants to marry a mulatregs at Opelousas. Fellow Syrians declase he is white, and have seant to the old country for proof. The two oil wells brought in nuear Vivian, La., have a combined capac Ity of 3,000 barrels daily. DEFECT IN COAS GUS 1 AT FORTRESS MONROE Crozier Locates Cause of De plorable Accident in Army SAFETY DEVICE FAILED TO WORK Mechanism So Delicate as to Become Disarranged by a Hard and Sudden Jesk on the Layard. Washington.-.To the failure of a safety machanism to operate when a sudden and powerful pull was given by an artilleryman in attach ing the lanyard, is laid the respon sibility for the accident which cost the ;ives of eleven men at Fortress Monroe, Va., during battle practice. Such is the conclusion of Gen. Croz ier, chief of ordinance, U. 8. A., who attended the practice and who has been in touch with the inquiry made by the investigating board. Never before in the history of the army had the device failed to work. The possibility of its occur ance was demonstrated by Gen. Crozier shortly after the accident by a test made of all the guns which participated in the practice. In an other gun, in the ill-fated De Russy battery the device was found de fective when Gen. Croszier applie I unusual force, such as was never deemed necessary in tests and ex aminations. Just before the accident the gun was pronounced by officials to be in perfect condition. In April a coast artillery officer on inspection duty reported that its premature explosion was beyond the range of possibili ties. Steps will be taken at once to improve the device. "The firing mechanism fs some what delicate." said Gen. Crosier in discussing the accident, "because of the lack of space for the utiliza tion of larger and inore robust parts, but it was supposed to be sufficient to withstand all. reasonable usage. The operations of loading and fir- I ing are conducted with great rapid ity in the praiseworthy effort to make a g'ood time record and it is necessary consequently that the mo tions are made with great force and violence. "In this case it appears that the gun started to rise to the firing posl tion before the breech block was pushed home preparatory to retain ing and locking it and before the lanyard was hooked so that the man I whose duty it was to hook on the I lanyard had to do it while the gun was in motion. "Testimony is to the effect that he had some difficulty in hooking, mak ing several passes in his attempt to do so and he finally succeeded in get ting it hooked just as the gun was passing out of his reach, when the explosion immediately took place. It its presumable that he inadvertently clung to the lanyard and gave the sudden pull which in the case of the neighboring gun which was tried later proved to be suomficient to de feat the safety object of the me chanism." FANATIC ATTACKS BTATESMAN. Senor Maura Was Wounded by a Na tive of Bareleons. Barcelona.-Antonlo Maura, form er Spanish premier, was wounded here by a wound-be assassin. His assailant was arrested. His name is Manuel Poss. and he is a native of Barcelona. Por fired three shots as Senor Maura was leaving a train, wounding him slightly in the leg. ARREST IN RAWN CASE. Negre Chamuffeur ChargedWith Mur der of Rairoad PresiMdent. Chlcago.-Ernest Stevens, alias Hoffman, a negro chauffeur, formerly employed by I. G. Rawn, was ar rested here as a suspect in connec tion with the railroad presldent's death. Hoffman was discharged De cember last and as late as last May is declared to have threatened Mr. awn's life. LABOR CONTEMPT CAST. New York.-Delinatlon by the American Antlboycott Association to abandon on its part the litigation be tween the Amerlean Federation of Labor and the Bucks 8tore and Range Company, settlement of which between the federation and the com pany was recently reached, was an nouaced by the associattion. MOB IZADER ARRE1TED. Bellefontaine, O.-Joseph Bush, alleged leader of the mob who hang ed Carl M. Etherington at Newark, on July 8, was arrested at Harper, a village near here and was rushed to the Newark jail. HUGE DIAMOND. Wde .t1 ,oats and Wirth SI50, New York.-A ale white diamond weighing 191 carats and worth $1560, 000 aauncut, is. the latest find at the Premier Mtjiein South Africa. The stone is described as absolutely flaw Ies, meisaringl two inches long by about three-fourths of an inch thiek. It tapers in breadth from 1-4 to 3-4 Imche, IPROPRUSIOIAL CARDS JO-S M. REEVES St.ow/ Larits.. Will praetlee in the Courts of - ?Tma and Coneordle (. H. CLINTON Atiu-t-La St. Joseph, La. u" Btse pra ascr"n rtrd ' biD7 Federal Courts. Dr. Geo. N. Clark Dentist at. Joseph, La. In Newel BlIla& Plank Bod. Trespass Notice. THS CLUB HOUSE lake tr p eýd a· as F. O i B H. A. .: o a . F. " S . H. HV. W. J. JOR BB V. L. DDOX W. M. DAVID0ON Trespass Notice. PUBIO NheC is hb ites the "at t"e in Tenaes Parh is pot st lug and rmnna t'ree 0tuba upon 1nd b posite ( Sisned) HO DAIEL Trespass Notice. NOTICE is hereby given that all treq pusein and hunting 6n BOTANY BAT and BONDURANT plantations is pro hilbted and all violators will be prose. oated without exception. MRS. 8 M. CURnY JAMEB COBRY Trespass Notice. NOTICE is hereby given that the properties "DELTA" and "M'~pHU IRACT " "BRIARLAND" and "ULARA NOOK" or "BSHAIFER PLACE," re posted ,anst hut orentia npe ulnds. Violators wlbe wr0ielltN. (Signed) JAS. P. ~TMýION. Trespass Notice. menon0ar4e wrnd r D s to tremeK B .m AIlbt rNt vOse oýwen a Th. o,, W r 1 .1 Iowa; GLEU MUIR SUN rOWER FOWLER TRaO BERHrA VILLA BENANJ R WOOD PALMOOD m' TOOR RARITAN Re Tras RIPON 8M Tne ZVERGJWEI PIKE & M903 Imi FLOWERS' Tm~ CLINT CWHITMORE P't'n BELL JORDAN DOUIWT !LA NE D D W CAT WALKER ITH FIELD LAs ST. JOSEPH HWNTINO CLU. Deep Wells Rice Irrigation Ali Other Purposes Use the 8tnam Steel Ptt DeebI Diseharge Pmps. Tbhey as the best. If You Need Water Write W. u. UEM, u Ihh L. I6UAT TIKlt- llT Sll- . - Are You Going To Build ? If o. carry out the idea uader the meet favorable conditions by see ing as about the lumber reqired for the purpos. To build ecnomi cally, build well. For high-grade well mamufactured Roegh ad Dresed ha r, Shglse, lAdrm , Caihm ceipitie RuEings eS Dear i, F bd , ht.rieor Fin etc. Cd am . We mmso a Speciay Loles Lof YTelw Pine rimdge fs : : : : Always get our prioes sad investigate eu facilities before plulag yeur eder. E. a. ENOCI[, THE LUMBERMAN. moaros Nss maw me.o .. . wArTCam mmaise. W. A. S. WHEELER. C. E. MORITZ. WHEELER & MORITZ, s3 BARONNE STREET, NEW ORLEANS. LA. Cotton, Grain, Provisions, Stocks. DIRECT WIRES TO NEW YORK AND CHICAGO THE SAFEST AND QUICKEST WAY TO TRANSFER MONEY i8 BY LONG DISTANGE TELEPHONE Fr UMI AaPP TO LSo NmAm .Mau OUIIBELAND TELEPHONE A TELESUAPI O. C. P. SHAVV, NATCH EZ, SUCCKSSOR TO SAW & bON . FOUNDRY AND MACHINE SHOPS. - Masuhotirer of Engines, Cotton Presses, Agricultural Implemeats, and Well Augurs. Dealer in Pulleys, Shafting, Pipe, Brass oods and General Mill Supplies. be au less Nit wat I hasve lataUed nenssr mahinery for raropatrinL Ot gland hive, nosred a oompetent ita-. riah to look after that particular , eamnusrantes porft natlsaetloa to al thon who mr favor me with tr west. HavIa added this Ine places me Is a Itotlfon to attend to the wants o the lnrm1m I aL braneheb. from need cotton to the bntl AItkinds of machinery repaired O seeit notos anad nstlsfaction guaranteed. 4ollIeUng Your future orders. I rman Yours truly. C P. SIIAW. Natce% •OT I FIRE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT Town and Plantation Risks in this Parish Written. Get My Riles. 3ARRILL H. IEWELL, `T. JOSEPH. I `Sea -Costantly Hea. l ot ice Z ' "',t. c--' - Metallic and Wood Cofins Taed mad al Sies from Miam Adlt. Up-.,-Dtk Ibe Als Carry ral Coesimes. ries i Snil Cm.ses. Ca Furnish at OCao, Orders reolved Iby Wire or Othewih LEOPOLD ELGUTTER, Nwellton, . * Loullsana Photograph Btudio. 524 MAIN T., NATCHESI, MISS. FIRST CLASS WORK DONE AT REASONABLE RATES Tensae People are Espeolally Invited to Visit my Studlo MRS. W. J. C. AUSTIN UNDERTAKER. St. Joseph, La. I de6asie to keep the Tenss publie la mind of the fact that I h~a turned to my homen sad will continue the busiwness of Undertaker. on bhsand fall line of Metalisc, r pper lined for adults and children,el eoveed sad earved Cukets,sad common Cofns, and will have a man to e0aduet sheral5 when ealed upon. Prices to smlt the hard times. I ask of all the eand of ,y late housband ash of tir patro MRS. W. I. C. AUS1DC GEM PRINTING COMPAlIT, P~"RI , ULISIES AND STATIOaNERS. MATICHEL MISS. OILDZR FOR WORK CAN BE LEFT AT TINSAS GAZETTE OPPICS HOTEL "NATCHEZ" U - NATCW.Z, MISS. H ee the best hsttres of a firsteless hotel. Barber shop, bath ooms sad sn ezellent biliard room attached. A favorite stoppti plac hr Tenses people. JAIL G. SMITH, . - - . Proprietor.