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,_-- a aette Publishing Company, Ltd. Official Paper of the Parish of Te As SchelB rd and Fifth l "uia la Disrie e AmE . NEW SERIES VOL. XVIII. ST. JOSEPH, LA., FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 1911. NUMBER 9. ISUMERS ARE FOR RECIPROCITY president Receives Stacks of Letters Endorsing the Past With Canada. S THEM AS AN ARGUMENT elnnts of the Agreement Retort wI Citing Appeals From the s"all Manufacturer---BIII to Reorganize Consular 8erv cle Approved. By GEORGE CLINTON. -- Mington.-Uncle Sam's mall who have the White House their route are heavily burdened days with letters of endorse of the administration's position Canadian reciprocity. Mr. Taft drleeting the attention of senators repreeenatives who call to the of appeals from "ultimate con ," and is telling his visitors that dight of them ought to be better say argument he can make to legislative sanction of the t with Canada. of the visitors retort by tell the president that they are get )Jst as many letters upholding sther side of the question. Then president retorts in kind by say that his letters come from the con while the other letters come the producer, and that the pro has had all the best of protec and that now it is time to give esasumer a chance. * rfetorts do not stop here, for members tell the chief executive JI the small producers from whom are hearing, not the men who allied with the great "interests," the ones who are trying to make for themselves and who would know a "trust" If they saw it a country road. lselprocity with Canada still hangs the balance. No one knows what fate will be in the senate, even if pheold succeed in getting through house. Each side has a complete and a magazine full of ammu to use in defenseeof its cause. president is hopeful and so are sea who have opposed the presi views. Today it is anybody's L sets Grandson to Senate. A day or two ago Senator Davis of West Virginia, who was ap to succeed his father, the late B.' Elkins, came on to the of the senate arm in arm with Benator Henry Gassaway for whom the present senator ed. Mr. Davis is Senator El gradfather and he had come to senate,- as he jocularly ex it, to see how his grandson getting along, but he added: "I that he will not vote to suit me aay qaeestin, for he is a dyed-in Republican and I am a tbed Democrat:" . sems probable that N. P. Bryan be the new United States senator $6. the state of Florida. Mr. Bryan ae brother of a former United States tuor from Florida, who died in of , William Bryan. When the broth took the oath of offce he was the t man in the senate chamber, 1 hooking, alert man whose phys strength seemed able to resist "ttack of any disease, and yet a few short weeks of his ap on the floor of the senate elaimed him. "'5. elder senators took with ex. kindness to their young . His was an appealing ty, and notwithstanding the time which he served and the t shortness of his acquaint With his colleagues, his death .t them as a shock. Many an senator, knowing that his time 'tofd's service was rapidly draw to a close, must have looked at Bryan with something like , and yet his death was the first occurred among the senate hip during the long session e year in which the young man Cewular Bill Likely to Pass. _- l for the reorganization of the asrvice of the United States bess approved by Secretary Knox Is likely to pass the house at the session. When the ad has its way the con service will be lifted en -4nt of politics, and it may be Meattors and representatives, al they have looked to the serv M places for political favorites, hal. the day when civil service Is the foreign oices of the gov SSnator Root was secretary be established certain regula t Provide for merit promotion eoasalar service. He could not the force of law to his regula but Preident Roosevelt backed 4 by an executive order which them additional standing and WMretnry Knox came into of h ateaded the civil service reg of his predecessor and -s t-m President Taft another ex erder to help him enforce his _ things are at present in the Itmrtment young men are given ,_ lty to enter the consular Without the necessity of secur I Ulc l influence. Examinatlons - tlqametlq y and the successful are put on the waiting list, later to be given subordinate positions in the service abroad with the under standing that if they show their worth they can secure promotion. Direct Appointments Obnoxious. As the law stands the president can still appoint consuls directly, and occa sionally he does it under pressure, but he does not like to do it and has said so on many occasions. When a man is given a consular position of impor tance directly by the ,president, the young men who have worked hard and have passed examinations get discour aged because they had every right to expect that one of their number would be promoted to the vacant position. It is probable that within a few years di rect consular and consular agent ap pointments no longer will be made, but merit alone will rule throughout the entire service. It is the dream of the department of state that one day ambassadors and ministers will be appointed, according to civil service regulations. In other words, it is the dream that young men may enter the consular service and work themselves up to the highest posts in foreign representative work. The day of this, however, never wil come until the government increases the pay of its chief representatives abroad, for ministers and ambassador] are obliged to spend huge sums of money to maintain their positions in accordance with the ministerial and ambassadorial customs which prevayi at foreign courts. In other words a poor man cannot be appointed to a chief position. 5 Amusing Slur on Newspaper Men. Recently the attention of several Washington officials was attracted by an interview with a "fourth depute official" of one of the New York de partments in which he said that news paper reporters were "thick skulled and thick skinned or else they would not be reporters." It is not probable that men engaged in the newspaper profession will worry over this characterization by a "fourth deputy ofcial," but it has caused some comment and consider able amusement in the capital. President Taft once on a time was a newspaper reporter, and so were several dozens of high Washington of facials. Mr. Taft has remarked time and again that his newspaper experi ence was valuable to him and, as he put it with extreme modesty, "If I had ability enough I might have made a success at it, but as it was I conclud ed that I had better go into the law." In both houses of congress there are many newspaper men and it one looks through the cabinet offiose rec ords he will find that several report ers have made good in "presidential official family" positions. John E. Wilkie, chief of the United States secret service, a man Ct broad education and fine culture, was once upon a time police reporter for a Chi cago paper. He became in succession city editor, commercial editor and Sunday editor and then at the sollci 'tation of Frank A. Vanderlip, now the president of the National City Bank of New York City, and of former See retary of the Treasury Gage, Mr. Wilkie came to Washington to take the position of chief of the secret serv ice, a position which abroad carries with it at least a knight's rank and where, as also in America, it is con sidered one of the most honorable positions which a man can be called upon to fill. May Erect Statue of Meade. Before long congress probably will sanction an appropriation to be used in erecting in Washington an eques trian statue in memory of General George B. Meade. The bill for the ap propriation already has been introduc ed in the senate by Senator Warner of Missouri. It has been referred to the committee on library, which has charge of such matters, and it is un derstood that it will be reported favor ably within a short time. It was General George B. Meade who was in command of the Federal army at the battle of Gettysburg. He won the three days' battle, one which marked the turning of the tide of the civil war in favor of the North. It always has been remarked upon as curious that no memorial of General Meade is to be found in the national capital, where nearly ll, the other omcers of high rank and achievement have their services trecogniszd by statues. In fact, ther4re statues in Washington of seomne army oficers whose deeds almost have. been forgot ten, but a memorial to Meade is not in evidence. Reseon for Past Neglect. There is reason for past neglect to honor the commander of the Army of the Potomac-for Meade bore that title from the date of the battle of Gettysburg up to the very close of the war, although of course General Grant was in chief command of the armies which pressed on to Richmond. A great many military authorities hold that Meade ought to have followed up his Gettysburg victory by the pursult of General Lee. It has been held that he could have crushed Lee's army if he had made a vigorous pursuit and successive assaults. There are other military authorities who say that Meade knew what he was doing, and that the circumstances of the case did not admit of a rapid and effective following of General Lee's retreating army. It makes lit tle difference on which side of the controversy merit lies. The act re mains that the supposed inaetivity of Meade after the battle of Gettysburg largely has been a factor in prevent ing up to this time a reconitlon of his services by a statue in the cap itol city. There was the same sort of a feeling existing with regard to Gen eral George B. McClellan, but today one of the finest memorials in the city is that of McClellan, which tands on an imposing site near the crest ad Connecticut avenue hill. GUN PRACTICE AT ONE OF OUR COAST DEFENSES THE question of coast defense is just now being given much attention by the military autiorities. It is averred that, for some reason or other, this "line of defens*" has not received that consideration in the past to which its importance entitles it. During this year, however, the matter will be taken up in earnest at Washington. and it is safe to say that many points on our coast that are now unprotected will in due season be equipped with forts at the type represented in the picture above. This photograph was taken during target practice and at the moment of the iBring of one of the 12-inch disappearing guns with which Fort Wadsworth is armed. The roar and concussion of the explosion of these pieces of ordnance are al!ke tremendous. To counteract their effects on the body, the soldiers are instructed to raise themselves on their toes and open their mouths. In some instances the men reinforce these tnstructions by covering their ears with their hands. BREED ARMY HORSES Great Britain on Still Hunt for Good Animals. Sum of $250,000 to Be Set Aside for Developing Equine-Cholce Ones Go Abroad Because Foreigner Pays Mors. London.-A sort of government stud, of which the purpose is to establish a new breed of horse, is not unlikely to be presently endowed by the commis sioners of the development grant. They have promised, as recently an nounced, $250,000 for the encourage ment of horse breeding; but the more any definite scheme is inquired into the more clearly it appears that the cardinal point, so far as the army is concerned, is money. The best horses go abroad simply because the foreign er ptys more; and to supply a govern ment department with extra doles is no business of the commissioners. What they do should be done princi pally on behalf of the breed itself. This being so, it is proposed as a frst step to try to convert the hunter from a mongrel to an aristocrat. The hunter is the horse of horses for util ity. The cavalry and the territorials want nothing but the hunter. At pres ent the breeding of hunters is a ran dom business, as it always is in cross bred stocks. Thoroughbred sires are sent to the several centers by the royal commis sion en horse breeding, but the breed ing of hunters would be on a very dif ferent footing if the hunter type could be, as it were, stereotyped in a distinc tive pure breed. In masy parts even of Ireland, the paradise of hunters, the type is depratating and nowhere Is it improving. It is argued that a ,really scientific and practical body, with the grant of several thousand dollars a year, could evolve a purs bred hunter of just the sort required,' just as the pigeon or dog fanciers have evolved birds and dogs of every sort of "pattern." Smilar ex periments recently miade hn Hertford shire 1a regard to polo ponies are very promising; and these have been under taken on no very scientific method. The evolving of such a horse would make horse breeding fbr the army a steady, lucratire businees instead of a lottery, sad would be a constant source of wealth to the country. It is to be hoped that a small part of the $25000,, vaguely and conditionally oft MARRY TO ESCAPE SCHOOLS Italian Girls in New York City Find Matrimony Refuge From Cor pulsory Study. New York.-It became known the other day from the board of education that many Italian girls from 14 to 16 years aid have married recently to esa eape gang to school, or so that their parents would escape the expense of earinl for them. According to ittWard 8. Shallow, in charge of the department of compul Tory educatigk, there have been fifteen sueh cases within the last three months. When ~oSg sgirls are ordered by the court to attend school their parents in some aones apply for a transfer card, msve to Jersey for a few days, and then retirn to some other part of the fered, will be spent on such a progre sive experiment as this There are scores of men who would co-operate. Hackney enthusiasts be lieve that hackney blood should ap pear In such a breed and would, as recent offers prove, lend mares as oth ers would lend stallions, it is not oft en that the opportuaity is offered of organizing so usetal aerent so cheaply. A letter from MY. Haldane was read at a meeting of the City of London Territorial Force association, in which the secretary of state for war wrote that progress was being made with the scheme for the supply of horses on mobilization, and before long def inite instructions would be issued. In the meantime Mr. HaldJne did not see any reason for a conference with the association on the subject. Play Ball on lee. Sandusky, Ohto.-The novel esper ence of yltnepalng a baseball game on the frozen surface of Lake lie, off the south shore at Kelly's Island, was the pleasure of nearly two thou sand Islanders. A regulation diamond was marked off on the ice and the rules of the national game were followed. The teams playing were &ubbed the Elfers and the Porters. The Elfers won by the score of 22 to 20. TOY HOUSE TO BE,RETAINED Even Though Girl for Whom it Was Constructed Has Sinoe Married and Moved Away. Chicago.-The bijou tohouse for children, which for many years has gladdened the hearts and excited the interest of children'peaslng the home of Thomas Lynch, Dearborn aveae is to be kept in repair sad renovated. The wedding reqently of Miss dlae Lynch, for whom the model house was constrate whee she was a sallh girl, revived a desire of Mr. 1Inoh to keep intact the mfatare dwellting which had bridght as much joy to members of the lmaly. Miss Iscbh is now Mrs. J. r. Stevenm sad her home for the present is at Washing ton, D. C. The little home, about tea foet lo0g and eight feet wide, situated in the yard adjoining the Deerbeorn aveue address, is or was complete in its appointments. It is a replica of a modern house, but now sadly in need of repair and fresh paint A veranda which formerly made a pleasant loung Ing place for the small reidents of the house has fallen away in ruins. Electric llght and the connections wm broken, and the Inside of the dwelling is one of chaos. Much of the a pointments of th4 apartment, however, remain to demonstrate its former glory and completeness. Three rooms comprise the ower foor, with statrs leadia to a tower, from which a view of the nedghbor hood can be obtained. k bedroom coa tains a bureau and mirror with a closet and chairs There is a smal sewing machine and piano Ia the liv nlag room, with a table ad eouch. A gas burning grat formerly provdMe heat for the apartmast, while eleetre fixtures testiy 'to moderu e . feets. Real windows with sl a electric dor bll small dinner iMbee and ether amememSmSts of a W PAYING CHICAGO FIRE DEBT Last of $60,000 onds leed by City of Shffale Will Not Be Retired Until, 1117. Chlcago.-The city of Bafalo Is bdll retring boadd issued for the relief of Chicago at the time of the Irh It issued 50.,000 worth of 7 per cent. bonds Oct. 10, 187T1 and this Iadebted 3*5 will not be wiped out ntil 1117, according to the date ot ezpratiom of the latet refutnding of the original 7i ramsae t-as '$%dt *thaka tamed by the county architect, kdwis Rice Baear. eeing to the last annual report of the osmptroller of Bualo. William G. Justce, an item of a $30, 000 bond Issue, marked "Chicag h relief bonds," he wrote to the samp troller of that city for enlghte~ nt on the subject through criosity as a latter of gneral public Interest Big Cleok as Table." London.-What described a the largest electric clock la the world has been coastructed by fleat & Co.? Inm itted Leeoster, for the tower of the Irindsty seoietya e es now being built t LierpooL The seatios o one of the dials are being assembled in the Trades hall at sLeeaster, aad sixty or r-eaty guests tof the Irm are to be artertatled at lbuheon. the clock face formging the table. The d ameter of each dial Is 5 feet, the fn. tervals betwom the mdutes e foiot two inches, and the inasts hands 14 foet lo~n fectly ordered household were mJia ed by the small owner sad gseeis. - flagtaf surmount te t tower top agd a small yard surrounds the bae's oS circled by au iron ferls. "It sure was some boms w ier't Itr commented the coashma e e the household to a visitor Se he erawld out of the-door sad fastemd t with a string. "It's a. same to se it p to plees." I i to tbe rpared b evw, a4d kept Is shape PARROT CHEWS UP HER TAR Express aplee Ud ely Thme Carla r I idt-Do Pellow Delivery it Owetr. 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