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Testing Irrigating Plants.
Government Engineer Invest
igating Best Methods of
Watering Rice.
Prof. W. B. ( regory, teacher
of experimental engineering atl
Tulane University, has been in
this section this week making
tests of irrigation plants in this
vicinity. He comes here as the
representative of the United
States Department of Agricul
ture and is conducting these
tests with a view to ascertaining
the best pumping plants and the
best methods of irrigating rice.
He is accompanied by J. F. Tad
diken, Jr., a student at Tulane,
who is acting as assistant in this
work. The result of Prof. Gre
gory's tests and experiments,
which will include a study of
both irrigation and drainage
plants and will cover both the
rice and sugar districts of Louis
iana, will be published by the
Department of Agriculture for
the benefit of the rice and sugar
planters. This is one of the first
moves made to assist in rice cul
ture,but the Department inteeids
to devote considerable attention
to this industry in the future.
-Prof. Gregory also states that
Prof. Elwood Mead, Chief of the
Drainage Department of the
United States Department of
Agriculture, while in New Or
leans a short time ago, became
deeply interested in the problem
of reclaiming the marsh lands of
Louisiana, and has promised to
send an engineer to this State to
spend several months studying
the conditions. In his opinion
the land can be drained as well as
in Holland, where in some in
stances the reclaimed land is
seventeen feet below the level of
the sea. Inasmuch as efforts are
now being made in southwest
Louisiana to drain thousands of
acres of marsh, the assistance of
the Department of Agriculture
in this work will be greatly ap
preciated. Prof. Gregory also
,as charge of the Government
Experiment Stations in Louisi
ana and Arkansas, and has visit
ed the station at this place,where
he is studying rice irrigation to
find the proper amount of water
required by the crop and the best
seasons for flooding. The re
sult of these investigations will
also be embodied in his report.
ThA Abbeville Experimental
Farm has about thirty five acres
of rice which is well along and
: promises good yield, although it
is not the best to be found in this
locality. Prof. Gregory says
he rice crop in Vermilion
is the best he hes seenh
ear, and promises greater
turns than in any other sectioni
he has visited. He also announ
ces that his Arkansas stations
are in satisfactory condition and
that he has started rice culture
in that State with encouraging
prospects. He has rice growing
in central Arkansas which:is do
ing well. Prof. Gregory will re
turn to New Orleans in a day or
two, after which he will visit
Crowley, Jennings and other
points to continue his tests. The
work will probably consume all
Forced to Starve.
B. F. Leek, of Concord, Ky, says:
"For 20 years I suffered agonies, with
a sore on my upper lip, so painful,
sometimes, that I could not eat. After
vainly trying everything else, I cured
it, with Bucklen's Arnica Salve." It's
great for burns, cuts and Wounds. At
all drug stores, Only 25c.
Making Preliminary Inquiry,
The U. S. Government Rice
Crop Expert is Estimating
on Acreage.
Delancey Evans, rice crop es
timator for the United States
Department of Agriculture,
formerly a leading rice man of I
the Gulf 'Coast, was in Crowley v
Thursday making inquiries on E
on which to base a report as to i
the rice acreage of the Gulf I
Coast says the Signal. He has I
just returned from a six days' I
trip through Texas and will go I
from here to Vermilion parish j
and later to Georgia, where he I
will complete his preliminary in- i
quiry. 1
dMr. Evans states that while c
estii tes as to pl nte4 acreage
are as a oule close together, the I
e W l tof r -t t +,
actual acreage plahtnd which t
makes it inadvisable for a repre- a
sentative of the Department of Y
Agriculture to give out definite i
figures at this time. He finds
that in Texas estimates of acre- i
age reduction run from about a
fifteen to twenty-tive per cent. of (
last year's acreage, with the con- i
scensus of opinion cetitering
about twenty per cent.
In Crowley Mr. Evans inter
viewed most of the prominent
mill and canal men. Opinions as I
to Acadia parish acreage reduc- i
tion secured by him here ranged
from thirty-five to fifty per cent.,
with the average opinion around
forty per cent. It was stated
that one irrigation company that i
watered 61,000 acres in this and
Calcasieu parishes last year now
have under irrigation aboujt 40,
000 acres. A. B. Allison secre
tarybof the Louisiana Irrigation
and Mill company, the company
in question, stated to Mr. Evans 4
that he believed the cut in Acadia
was about thirty-five per cent. -
Mr. Evans has been informed
that th3 reduction of the river is
about fifty pei cent., while the
Atlantic Coast reduction ranges
from sixty-five per cent. at
Georgetown to thirty per cent.
at Savannah. A more careful
canvass of the rice belt will be
made later in the season, but the
department will not issue an
authoritative statement until
November. 7th.
Bent Her Double.
"I knew no one,for four weeks,when
I was sick with typhoid and Kidney
trouble," writes Mrs. Annie Hunter,of
Pittsburg, Pa., "and when I gotbetter,
although I had one of the best doctors
I could get, I was bent double, and had
to rest my hands on my knees when I
walked. from this terrible affliction I
was rescued by Electric Bitters,which
[restored my health and strength, and
now I can walk as straight as ever. They
are simply wonderful." guaranteed to
cure stomach. liver and Kidney disord
ers; at all drug stores, price 50c
Result of False Impression.
Why so Many Young Men
Leave the Farm.
It may be a grave departure
from the "well-beaten path" of
country journalism to turn from
the discussion of the problems
that demand the attention of the
practical farmer in his every day
activities and consider farming as
desirable as well as a lucrative;
calling however, the attitude of
the young Americans to
the farm is such as to render
such a consideration one
of vital importance. In our com
munity (and we presume the same
is true of almost every corn mun
ity) there is on the part of many of
our most intelligent young men,a
tendency to leave the farm and
seek some better (?) employment
Thus the calling is deprived not
only of its bone and muscle, bdit
of that all-important characteris
tic of the future farmer, brains.
Considering her age, America
has furnished her full quota of
the great men that have found a
place upon the page of history,
and we are proud to be able to
say that a large per cent of them
came from the farm. But the
young man must remember that,
while this is true, the great mass
of those who have left the farm
to seek other employment have
met with but little better than
dismal failure. The few gain
position and honor, but the many
gain disappointment. Many a
young man has gone from the
farm to the city with high am
bition and great anticipations,
only to have his fondest hopes
blighted and to receive for his
efforts toil and hardship.
We admit that there are posi
tions that pay a good income, vet
they are few, and to hold them
successfully requires consider
able ability, for the standard test
of a man in this age is ability to
do. Such being the case, but
few are successful, while the f
mass are given over to anything !
and everything they may find to c
do. The only rule that is safe to
follow is to be sure you are fitted
for the position you seek--other- 1
wise, stay by the farm. Far bet
ter breathe the pure air of the
farm than the foul aii of the t
factory. Better be a farmer free
antd independedent, than a slave
bound to and dependent upon r
capital. t
Back of the desire t, leag the t
frm is the cause for the same. a
A number of causes - miht
med; tt'prmmne4-.su g"
t them is the antiquated idea that
a farmer and a gentleman are not
f possibly the same person. This
idea should be eradicated, and
3 people be made to see that there
- is a true dignity in honest labor;
t also that farming is really the
f only independent life in which
- man can approach the ideal of
y self-government. Again, there
is a desire to avoid hard work.
- This class soon learns tth.t the
t world is not looking for men of
t their type. A third and more
important reason is the wrong
I education given our children at
school. On some of our modern
I charts may be seen the compari
1 son ofthefarmshand at $18 per
t month, the teacher at $40, the
I cashier at $100, and so on. This
v is misleading as it is false. No
account is taken of the fact that
the farm hind recives his board
a while the teacher does not,that
y the teacher is at considerable
s expense in various ways not
a necessary to note here,that while
oneman receives high wages the
d multitude do not. So the com
s parisons might be continued, but
e it is not necessary. Summing
s up, be sure you are capable of
.t making other callings a success,
. or stay where you are, free,
I healthy,and independent. After
e all, what is better than farm
e life?
The Diamond Cure.
The latest news from Paris, is, that
they have discovered a diamond cure
for consumption. if you tear consump
n tion or pnepmonia, it will, however, be
y best for you to take that great remedy
mentioned by W. T,McGee, of Vanleer,
Tenn. "I had cough, fourteen years.
. Nothing helped me, until I took Dr.
King's Newdrscoveryfor Consumption,
Coughs ant Colds, wich gave instant
relief, and effected a permanent cure."
Unequalled quick cure, for Throat and
Lung Troubles. At all. drug stores.
y price 50c and $1.00, guaranteed. Trial
to bottle free.
Siloam Springs.
The Kansas City Southern Will
have in effect every Thursday
n and Friday duriing June, July
and August a rouid trip rate of
$12.50 to Silotm Springs, Ark,.
final limit thirty days after date
e of sale. T. B. Hutchins, Agent.
11 -
Talmage's Rice Report.
Demand for the week has been
steady with an improved
f enquiry from 'out of town and
a Stock are gradually depleted
r the scanty arrivals are not
e sutficient to fill the gaps left
- by out going parcels. Prices
e are therefore, well sustained,
- Advices from theSouth note firm
f tone on the Atlantic Coast,with
a good *distributtve demand. At
I New Orleans, the market is firm
t with csmparativelv a poorly
t assorted stock, and movement
t restricted thereby. The active
- demand during the past few
weeks has run on the Ilower and
I medium grades of Honduras and
f Japan resulting in a sharp
i advance on such. Fancy sorts
did not share as largely in the
movement, bnt are now in active
request, the supply is somewhat
meagre, and is rapidly absorbed
as offered, being at the moment
relatively much cheaper than the
less attractive gr:ades. In the
Interior,Southwest Louisiana and
Texas, the attention of those in
terested in the industry, is cent
ered on the growing crop, which
is:short as to acreage and tardy as
to progress,being from four to
six weeks late. Mills are
making repairs and closing out
remnants of cleaned.
Via The Kansas City
Asheville, N. C., June 22 to 24,one
fare plus 25 cents for round trip
Athens, Ga., June 23rd to 26th,
one fare plus 25 cents for round
trip. Knoxville, Tenn., June
18th to 20, 24th and 25th, one
fare plus 25 cents for round trip.
Niaraga Falls. N. Y., June- 17th
to 19th, one fare plus $2.00 round
trip. Toronto, Ontario, June
17th to 22nd, one fare plus $2.00
round trip. Summer tourists
rates in effect daily. Low rates
to Portland, Oregon, account of
the Lewis* Clarke Exposition,
also to SIn Francisco a Ld
If vour looking for
The Right Kind
of Goods in Gents' . Fur
nishings and Tailoring see
D. Silverman,
The Merchant Tailor and
Me'xs Outfitters.
A specialty of cleaning,
pressing, and repairing.
Henry Look
-The Best Washing.
Livery, Feed & Sale Stable
Fine equipi.nets. Good drivers who ."now the country. Traveler's
interests specially looked after.
The best of accommodations for those who need good service. I am
at McWorkman & Reiber's old stand on corner First and
Daspit Streets.
F. Beta1ire
Phone, 10..
frC~tOieýate. ,t
$36.75 Denver and back-Go
June 29 to July 3. Re
turning July 14. Extension to
August 8.
$62.50 Portland and 'back.
Liberal stopovers,
choice of route. On sale every
day, May 23rd to September 30th.
Final limit 90 days.
$62.50 San Francisco and
back, liberal stopov
ers, choice of routes On sale
June, July, August and Septem
ber. Dates on application, re
turn limit 90 days.
TICKET OFFICE--229 St. Charles,
corner Gravier, opposite Postal and
Western Union Tel.,offices. Phones,
Main, 3639 L, New Orleans, La.
F. E. GUEDRY, Dist. Pass. Agent.
Than to any other house
in the World for first class,
high grade, best quality
Paints. Sold either ready
for use or in paste form,,
to be thinned down.
. Buy from the only
Spaint manufacturing house
in the country selling
direct from mills to user.
All other Paint makers
depend on dealers for the sale of their paints.
That means one heavy expense and one profit that
we cut out of our business.
We sell direct to the man that uses paint.
You may think that you can do as well as we could
do for you, if you should try to buy a certain brand of
paint that you thought well of, direct from- the manu
facturer. - But you would make a mistake.
The manufacturer might take your money and sel
you the paint, but he would take care to. charge you as
much for the paint as if you bought it from a dealer. He
would put on .that extra profit, to "protect the dealer".
We have no salesmen or agents to increase the cost
of our paints to the consumer.
We quote to the man that uses the paint the lowest
and best price, reserving no margin-to:protect agents.
We pay freight.
We gladly advise our customers about paints.
Write for sample cards and paint advice, antl blanks
showing how to measure houses to show -the quantity of
paint required.
Ask any first class business house or any bank in New Orleans, or
the mercantile agencies if we are responsible.
R. McWilliams, Limited.
Store and Offices, 34Z Cusmp Siet. , ,,_
_' o sren, 1l3TIl*,iIW 1141 Priast
New OrleaI~a
TESTArL 8It 4C 3 . The xidtet ipalt
upous scceanf opueration under one a t,
Carload of Fine Kentucky
Cane and Cotton
Also First-class Kentucky
Will be here by the end of
LeBlane £* Strader.
No trouble to answer questions
North Texas,
New Mexico
aND California.
CIose.Connections at P~w Orleans fox
the Southepst.o
Best attention given patrons
E. P. Targ.a, . J. THORKE,
Dallas, Tex
wta Dr.King's
New Discovery
FOR i3JGS- ran 6o0 S-,1,00
4:8 Free Tsai.
Surest and Quickest Cure for all
. ... . ... I ' I ,
Adva ces
S. H E, .M ..
Throut OJ, tE. PAVINGER,
Who Will Mlake You. Liberat Terms
Will also have a buyer at Gueydan fr: the1905 crop.
We buy rice for CASh and pay iighest market prices.
Planters Rice Mill C
Queen & Cresceaout lo
TI'hrough Pullman sertice friom New Orleaps to INew
York. a Chattanooga (Look Out Montain)- Knoxville,
Brist. ,Lyncbburg, Washington; Blti more, Philadel
phia lso Through Sleeper's to St. Louis Daily.
,Two-liid.Yestibtile trains Daily to Cincinnati, through .
Birntrgham, Oha tanooga and Lexington. ' i
S upuitr1b taning tar*Service-lMealsa a ea re
.. Fiest Trains iniheo Southr
Write us for ehp. gfcursion Ticket Rates to sUmer resorts-We have i
Strhem on sale June lst to September 30th.
For infornmation,write, . F. WOODS, T. ., A, San An.t
nas Sontem ay
".Straight as the Crow Fesi s
Along its+line are the f.nest l~n +.aiuteo go :sa.ml.graI n sore. l ix
cotton; for conimercial apla a s :i .ý dh . - . .5 rds, . >,h - Utr.ils an
rles; for comiperet.! eaulnotp,, .. . , :ti, a t s : erne cr k farns.'
for sugare neand rice culticatt_; f: . t m e t e tlk timble for raiat
htrsea, males, cattle, bog, shae p ,j ui.tx~ >.diy Ar ta -I 1 ypz '3g
W.it. fo r inf. N m.. -:<, S '+ +
iew Colbny LoaetlOn, tpII Fp_ +nv.+ r'rs r rit 7a . ga nteie 1an4d1 Ti
Lands, and for co es of "Gur.-i E'Ce t "IriB nsI o ppartunit
.ice Book, K.:- t t t
THE SHO': 1 i..!; TO
Texarkians, Tex, . . 't..+ W.- :
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-Bet een New Orlen In&~e rk
Steamner isails from New Orleans etfery `4i dnsdyat220 in.
'i Steamer sails frcui New iergterv Wed esday at ; noon.
fi Orl - ean VSt Lni "
%~Ste axnr sail efti X rew.O to ; every S4autdr~a-a,26 PO. in,
Steamer siails 1froma ; 1Livtna eyery Tuesda4t 4:i0r p. to
S- . iuns Epes"abtwaea as and- Sr1 & a ran
Leaves New, orlqn `daily at: [b a. , n ~arbcse a~ a :!-0
BtlaiJEteae&.rs~4~ 4 .u
Cnrrite sEu P man Dtrawu3rm: x eep, ! grist Shrew ,4 tlttl i.
brar3. Buffet andl Qbss ,rvtioa Cr> , piue 4arc. chairCam lOWA
ff1 4 mu a .sties $t.u.1Iew Q-rhLtuis to al ~tm tx
ff1 J'ujesrnof ~Asv Sowrsrs PE i A$ ms+ -'.o· ; ;ir rzo U
F. E. ATTURS, .P.A,,L.&`L. R.R
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