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- W SERIESVOL. XVIII. ST. JOSEPH, LA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1911. NUMBER 52.
Dr. L A. Murdock
ST. JOSEPH, LA.
Aystlbician and Surgeon .
Ofi em Plank Road
ON" Pbh 12-3; Residence 12-2
t, , M. D. ,., L TIlCE, M
r . Lilly and Trice
%. Ass t Dres. Lilly ad Adams
uildian g. up stairs
G. H. CLINTON
St Jeseph, Louisiana
. practic, n East CarroU, Madis..,
Coasordia and the Supreme and
,. cGEORGE N. CLARK
_ JOSEPH. - - LOUISIANA
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,AI Sims fromn Infent to Adult. Up-to-date Styles.
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SCef 'wisA t eaem. Orders r mcied by wire or otAerwise.
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nýd` Work Done at Reasonable Rates
ri ~we special~y inrited to visit Umy studio
and Stationery Company
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Phone In Resldence.
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The Buyers' *
The Arms whose names an repro.
seated in our advertising eolumas
are worthy or the confidence of every
person in the community who has
money to spend. The fact that they
advertise stamps them as enterpris
ing, progressive men of business, a
credit to our town, and deserving of
urpport. Our advertising columns
comprise a Buyers' Guide to fair
dealing, g *d goods, honest pries.
Is your silent representative. If
you sell fine goods that are up
to-date in style and of superior
quality It ought to be reflected
in your printing. We prquce the
kind that you need and will not
feel ashined to have represent
you. That is the only kind it
pays to send out. Bend your or
ders to this oEfce.
Wonderful Machine Now in the Mint
I -- I v, ALWA' S
is the automatic weigher for coins
ernment coined nearly 8,500,000 pieces
erly each piece was KEEP y
'8- HIN'1TM-T UPJ
rom 30 to 60 women "adjusIFters." It
duced with DELPHa file.-A most interest
ing intoach thne recently instalieece in
the Uweited States mint in this ciand
Is the automatic weigher for coins ha
all denominations. Last year the gov
ernment coined nearly 8,500,000 pieces
of gold and 36000,000 wpiechs of silver.
Formerly each piece was weighed ofy
hand. Seated at long tables, each
with a balance in front of- tested. There
from 30 to 60 women 'adjusters." It
was their duty to weigh each piece.
Pieces which were too heavy were re
duced with a a tmle. Those that wr
too light were thrown aside to be put
again into the melting pot. Gold pieces
were weighed twice, once in blank and
once in coinage.
The new weigbiing machines have
each ten balances which are set ac
cording to the required weight of
the coin which is being tested. Then
they work aituoiatically, each machine
taking ten coins at a time. The tIiove
ment of the beams of the scales 14,
termineg into which of the several
Revolution Daughter 111 Years Old
A TLANTA, GA.-Mrs. Mary Tarwicki
Proctor. aged 111 years, a real
daughter of the American revolution,
a woman who has lived in three centu
ries, has been found in an humble one
room Georgia cabin. Her sole compan
ions are her daughter, Miss Mary Proc
tor, aged 90, and the two great-great
grandchildren, descendants of another
daughter, all who are left of six gen
erations of her family.
On a bed of straw, constituting a
m*tress so thin that the rough plank
slats can be seen, this daughter of
the revolution lies, her form emaci
ated, skin wrinkled, almost to a skele
ton. Her aged daughter, never tir
ing of her feeble efforts to give her
mother every possible comfort, admin
isters to her wants and tills the soil
in a small cotton and garden patch
near by. The meager profits derived
from their labor she adds to the $12
a month pension Mrs. Proctor receives
for the services .her husband rendered
in the War of 1812.
Sle was born but a few years after
Georg Washlngton was elected presi
deit, and she has lived under the ad
ministration of 25 presidents, includ
ing John Adams and William H. Taft.
Until a year ago, when her mind be
came so enfeebled, Mrs. Proctor would
'Dormant Accounts' Reach Big Total
i-i- IN1A -
!oo.o P, OOR ORPHAn
r v. MY OW tER l'A5
THAT I0W 4
NEW YORK.-More than $1,000,000
is lying in the savings banks of
New York city in what banking peo
ple call "dormant accounts"-that is
accounts to which nothing has been
added and from which nothing has
been withdrawn for many years. But
the depositor in each case is liable to
appear any day and demand it. In
fact, since the beginning of the year
five accounts in the Emigrants' Sav
ings bank alone, which had been un
touched for from 25 to 30 years, sud
denly became "active," through t
owners, who had not been seIa no
heard from in thiat long period, rqap
pearing at the bank. Some of these
dormant accounts are more than 70
years old; none is less than 22, and
what to do with such deposits has
been a puzzle ever since savings banks
were first etLablished in that city.
Kansas Women Classifying Merchants
T OPEKA, KAN.-Kansas club wom
en are preparing a classification
of merchants in the various ,owns in
the state according to'service render
ed. The retail associations of the state
have a classified list of custemers.
lThose who are prompt in paying bills.
are classified as class A. Those who
are slow, but sure pay, get into class
B. Those that pay finally, but are ex
ceptlonally slow, are put into class C,
and tpoe who never pay are class D.
or "dsadbeats," and not entitled to
The women are going to do the same
thing wtth the merchants. Those
stores which sell goods as advertised
and deliver goods of the same quality
when ordered by telephone as when
bougl personally, will get a class
A rhtlng each town throughout the
state. Class B Includes the merchants
who try to give their customers the
best possible treatment in every way,
but who hiadle some laterior lines of
goL... -hr. the store management
ia notb t class.
Thes, mtus who are gru eSd
stesy, or who eploy "sassr sales
chutes the weighed coin shall drop. If
it is too light, the scale beam moves
up and the coin is dropped into the
"Lights." If it is too heavy the scale
beam drops and the coin falls into the
'heavies." If it just balances the coin
drops amoin tih coin' which are of
-ee proper w' Thl4. T'e work is very
rapid and very accurate. There are
,-:ght of these new machines in use
the mint, and they have displaced
4 wome., who each received two dol
lars a d v.
Another import~Dt improvement at
the mint is the automatic, self-feeding
coining pr,, es. The blank coins were
fortiuet:y ted in by hand. The new
attaclime:.t consists of a hopper, at
the bottom of which is a copper disk
perforated with holes the size of the
coins which are being stamped. When
:he machine is in motion this disk re
volves slow ly, and the blanks drop
through int,) a stacking tube, whence
•hey are carried by little clutches and
placed under the stamp. Similar ma
chines are in use in manufacturing es
tablishments where small articles like
buttons have to be placed under dies,
but Uncle Sam never adopted the in
vertion until now.
Under the new plan, one man feeds
seven or eight .presses with the blank
.oins, and when the hopper of a ma
chine is iilhed it runs itself.
tell her great-great-grandchildren of
the epoch-making incidents in 11 dec
ades over which her life has spanned.
Her stories were vivid kaleidoscopic
pictures, treating of her personal
knowledge of the early stages of the
history of her own land.
The morning of her life she spent In
the eighteenth century, when the
United States government had just
been established; the afternoon in the
the nineteenth century, when
brother fought against brother
in the Civil war of 1861,
and now in the twentieth she
Rears of the discussions of world-wide
pealce movements, of long journeys by
airships, fin striking contrast to the
methods of travel when she was a
girl and the modern methods of doing
a thousand things in as many different
ways so foreign to tjhose employed a
hundred years ago, when she was 11
Morey at four.per cent Interest per
annum doubles itself in about 18 years,
and as foor per cent. is the average
rate pa!d by the savings banks in New
York, it will be seen that the "nn
claimed" money or dormant accounts,
unless checked would pile up enor
mously in the cqurse of time and be
come such a burden that the banks
might collapse under it. At first the
limit was fixed at 20 gears, but later
was extended to z2 years.
Most of these sleeping accounts
were originally sums of only $5 or
$10, fag-ends of accounts which once
were active. The owners perhaps had
left these small balances simply to
keep their accounts open and flnail
perhaps forgot all about them. But
many of the accounts represent money
deposited by some emigrant who later
probably went west or to some othet
ctlqn of the new country, and, un
le to write, had never agali'got It
cosm icatibn witsh the bank.
Seveial of the deposits were made
by mpn for the'beneflt of some child
or other person, while a number of
others represent the savings of seafar
ing men who had sailed away and for
some reason never returned.
people and are always trying subeti
tutlon of one article for another "Just
as good," will be put into class C, Lnd
merchants who skimp on goods, give
short Weight and pea+res, who a
tually show one article for sale and
substitute another i1 wrapping, will
be put into Class D, and the womem
of the state will be warsed tfkOe
away from them.
Some Kansas merchants have
threatened to apply fortan injunction
to prevent the publication of the elat
ification, but the -women have sew
back word that the mqrchanta "might
get Into a lot of trouble right qutek'
because of the deadheat list whiddrahey
publish and ezchango with ph etahe
so the progsed ljuection sU-let?
"'b- roppt. " : •
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