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E-sta'!lshed May 17, 1893.
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XXVI AUGUST 29, 1918 No. 16
re eaatorial cu'ntist is Ibe.ottiniz quite interesting especially from the
l point of the self thiikin- .olttr. who is unbiased and who after making
-a.lysis of the dilffrenlt n'"5i stories, will select his candidate tronm a
4 point of justice.
ery newspaper haw its followers anti many of these readers ha\e full
eace in what their paper says about the olpposition candidate. They
the way their paper talks. with out stopping to consider that perhaps
paper is wron; again as so often happened with the T-P. which is
m.p on the loosing side.
0oe of the opposition papers \\hich is trying mighty hard to array the
vote against Mr. Gay. is coml:elled to go to the extreme in pointing
that during Mlr. Gays terms in the legislature. he was guilty of such
as being absent from the legislative hall when votes were taken on
c~ecting labor. Now my good reader if you are one of these self think
Yetar, and we hope you are. and if you belong to the so-called laboring
which the oppositions thinks requires a guardian to help you cast your
we desire to ask you just this one question. Do you believe that if
Qay was opposed to any of these laws favoring labor, that he would
dayed away, even though he were in the capital at the time, as his
ts state? This is just common sense argument. Ask yourself the
you will have little trouble in deciding.
-r Osy will give us in the U. S. Senate the kind of representation that
asearledy as possible give justice to all of the people. His record as
 ga isw maker is before us. We know he Is a successful business man
/fig l to the Senate he will sacrifice most of his own interests in doing
lv1 his candidacy the just consideration it is entitled to.
A GOeeral knowledge examination"-that is, one in which the question
hlang not taught la schools-is always the terror of pupils but
iht of teachers and other unfeeling persons. Such an examination,
-aloy in Baltimore, produced several gems quite worthy to adorn
S diadem of youth. Of the two pupils, one of whom defined the
Pite as "good wine,"' and the other as "Heaven," one, at least,
--lgwhat to have missed the truth. "Adam's ale" was variously de
- a "drlk invented in the Garden of Eden" and as "the lump in a
a ." "Conscription." as "that which is written on the tombstone,"
it those uncanny flashes In which Tragedy leers into the eyes of
* That Alaska is "to the southwest of the north pole" seems at least
moush to gain a hearing; and much more plausible Is the reply
MS usay persons were saved on the ark?" "All of us were." But best
Swe like the boy who was asked to name the father of Zebedee's chil
sa answered, "Mr Zebedee." He will be a captain of industry or a
s.perstmion lawyer.
Sesther Bureau in Washington has finished a ten year's study of
in America. The place that had the largest number is Tampa,
In ten years. During the same period, Santa Fe had 732. On
esast electrical storms a're rare. San Francisco had only eight
I , Father T. J. Larkin, S.
*dreo. College this week
the retreat to the Fathers.
aItul preparation for the
hr of the coming year.
Se Fas thers have returned
. aetions and are ready
OCiag has been trans
, hAtlsata, where he will be
Fther McOscar.
8. M., whom Very
Cnssagae S. M., is re
tulasUa, passed through the
an his way to Law
Howe, S. M, will be
is Atlanta, Ga., at Marist
is delighted with the ap
He will ind there ample
to exercise his zeal and
W ta. All his friends
,Smees in his new field of
to ive Fathers sent to
but the names are
sarls Dougherty, S.
higher English at Van
Van Buren, Me., will
'Oegagne in the Holy
i S is expected about
Sptlamber. Although
as a high stan
-Jhls him by his prede
at to say that he will
AsN expectations of all,
Wl be a valuable man
Iarkla and a zealous
tA e good of the parish.
1 hbe sure to please
aake for him many
been doing most of
t' Northern Maine for
and War Saving
em has been very
his burning ap
tsfering humanity
weral thousand dol
that is dear to him
to lose good Pather
and nobody wants to
: nobody can, but
will do his best to
ot the man who
at 6, 6:30 and
It 1, 7 and 9: Low
at 10 o'clock.
son of Charles H.
S Haag. Spon
{therling and Mrs.
daughter of Joseph
Koser. Sponsors,
Mrs. Sam Ridge.
lsw 18 w
attended. The morning congrega
tion was marked by a decided im
provement in point of attendance.
Miss Thelma Kennedy rendered a
piano solo. The Juniors an an
them, "Over and Over Again." For
an offertory, "Watch and Pray."
The pastor continued the sermons
on the Seven Churches of Asia. by
reviewing the church of he Laodi
cearns. Let us refresh the geog
raphy and history of Laodicea.
There are several cities of this name.
but the Bible speaks only of the
one in Phrygia in Asia Minor, upon
the river Lycus. Its ancient name
was Diospolis; it was afterwards
Rhoas. Antiochus rebuilt the city
and named it for his wife. Laodice.
The fertility of the soil and the good
fortune of some of its citizens rais
ed it to greatness Hiero, who adorn
ed it with many offerings, bequeath
ed to her people more than 2000 tal
ents; and though an inland town,
it grew more potent than the cities
of the coast, and became one of the
largest towns in Phrygia. Such
was its state when Christianity was
planted in it and also at the date of
Paul's letter to the Colossians, A.
D. 60 or 61. Whether the church
here had a large membership is not
recorded, but they were prosperous.
The city had immense theatres and
a large circus, capable of seating
30,0Q0 people, the spacious ruins
bear silent testimony of its ancient
wealth and prosperity. Once it was
full of grandure and beauty, and
luring temptation, but now there is
no grandure, no more beauty, nor
any scenes of temptation around it.
To-day there is only a small desolate
village, Eski-Hlisar. It is a pic
ture of desolation. The great city
has fallen. Let us notice what the
Bible says abut it. It is mentioned
In Colossians 2:1 and 4:13. Then in
Rev. 3:1442. we may learn some
hing of a message from our Savior
them. We see what they thought
o themselves. They thought them
selves rich and increased in goods,
and have need of nothing. He saw
that they were, "wretched and miser
able and poor, and blind and naked."
Sometimes there is a vast difference
in the estimate Christ has of us and
the estimate we have of ourselves.
Suppose we take stock; Jesus gave
them a grapic picture of themselves,
using a physical picture to teach a
spiritual lesson. "I know thy
works that thou art neither cold nor
hot. I would thou wert cold or
hot. So then because thou art luke
warm, and neither cold nor hot, I
will spaue thee out of my mouth."
We do not Hke anything lukewarm.
A friend may invite you to a treat
of something hot or something cold,
but if he desires to please you he
will never offer you a lukewarm
treat. We care nothing for a luke
warm friend, even a lukewarm ene
y does not interest. So the savior
gives a picture of the estimate he
has of a lukewarm church. HIe gave
hem warning and counseled. I coun
1 thee to buy of gold tried in the
that thou mayest be rich; and
wi rallment; that thou mayest
clothed and that the same of
ay kednemo do not appear, and a
lat thiae ees with eynsive, that
ut maest see." S.rly they
wea saled to see themevies, but
h d net heesd ned Meer Sete
Aed ares h am bs te
I .m hagiA, I
and Good Cheer go together
likePossum and Sweet Potatoes
B ECAUSE Luzianne makes the best-tasting
cup of coffee you ever drank. It's roasted
"When It just right. The fragrance-you can't forget it.
Pours, It And the flavor is delicious.
Reigns" Coffee-lovers know that Luzianne just hits the
spot, for it's full of punch and pep.
If you don't think that this good old Luzianne
is worth what you paid, then tell your grocer
and he'll give you back every cent.
stand at the door and knock; if any
muan hear my voie,. and open the Isl
door. I hwill come in to him,. and sup Su
with him and be with me. To him ns
that overcometh will I grant to sit go
with me in my throne, even as I sic
al-o overcome, and amn set down with
my father in his throne. He that nit
hath an ear, let him hear what the Sk
spirit saitlh unto the churches." 1
Surely if we are lukewarm and care- he
less we may have a lesson of warn- til
ing and draw nigh to a great savior
and be warmed.
The night service had the usual wi
crowd, only some new faces were da
seen. The Mizpah choir sang a ch
beautiful anthem. "Praise Walteth he
For Thee."
Last Friday. Aug. 23. 1918. at
Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Wm.
Feske was buried, Revs. W. W. Hol
mes and C. C. Weir. officiating, Mr.
Feske was a native of Franklin, La.,
being the son of Mr. and Mrs. Her
man Feske. He was thirty years of
age. He was a brother of Mrs. TI
Frank Ryan of Olivter St. Mrs. G4
Ryan's mother, Mrs. H. Feske and br
her sister, Mrs. C. F. Rolufs attend- in
ed the funeral and have been her SE
guests. She has the sympathy and wý
prayers of her friends in the loss of D,
her brother.
Mr. and Mrs. Barton and children LI
of Belleville St., have returned home th
after a visit to the country and to gi
our services again. pa
Miss Luella Summers is out again, re
after a week's illness. St
Mrs. C. C. McEkron of Bermuda re
and Delaronde, has recovered from
a recent illness. LI
Dr. and Mrs. R. L. Riley are on a th
vacation in Colorado. to
Mrs. McMurray of Patterson St.. aF
has returned from a visit to Eunice, di
La. gK
'Miss Lurile Campbell of Ever- ci
green. La.. has returned home after
a short visit at the home of Rev. and th
Mrs. Wier. fo
Misses Ruth and Wilma Loudon of St
Baton Rouge have returned home. di
after a short visit to their uncle and ci
aunt. Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Melancon. fi
Mrs. A. T. McGuire and little Miss ct
Fdith returned to Baton Rouge to
day after a short visit with Mrs. S
McGuire's sister. Mrs. Melancon. tt
The swimmers were divided last
Monday night. The Boy Scouts T
went to Spanish Fort. while the T
others went to West End. E
Last Sunday afternoon the Ep
worth League conducted the vesper
services. Besides the anthems, by
the Juniors and Mispah choirs, men
tion should be made of the beautiful
solo by Mrs. Summers and the splen
did recitation by Miss Etta Petti
grove, and the violin duet by Misses
Ida Harvey and Orrie Summers.
Mrs. Mamle Summers Walling. of
Atlanta. Georgia, is the guest of her d,
mother. Mrs. Jessie Summers. o0
Prayer Meeting to-night, subject, ci
"The Christian Adventurer."
Programme. G
Song No. 19. I
Song No. 135.
Prayer-Mr. Arthur Hingle. B
Song No. 511. It
Prayer-Mrs. Warren.
Bible Reading.
Heb. 11:7 and 8-Miss Edith II
Lee. ii
Ruth 1:16-18-Miss Helen Jones. T
Heb. 11:9:10 and 16-Mrs. John
Rev. 21:2-Mr. Jas. A. Scott, Jr.
Rev. 22:27-Miss Lelllah Ent
Acts 13:2 and 3-Miss Galling
Mark 5:19 and 20-Mrs. F. B.
Matt. 26: 19 and 20-Miss Izzella t'
Prayer-Mrs. T. P. Bell.
Song No. 277. a
2Closing Prayer and Benediction.
Services at 11 a. m., and 8 p. m.
At the morning service, the re
quests of the Army Y. M. C. A. will f
be mentioned. The night service
will be "Labor Services." Every
man and woman who labors is espec
Ially invited.
The new church Commission will
make an important announcement at
the evening hour.
We appreciate your sending your
guests. Accompany them when you
Next Sunday the school will be told
about a contest, in which the whole
Sunday School is to take part, the
object being to start the attendance
again, of those who after the sum
mer months, are inclined to rest at
home, instead of coming to Sunday
School. I
It is expected of the Sunday School
to make some contribution to the re
pair of our piano,' any of the teachers
or pupils who contemplate contribut
ag will please d so through the
school, as we wish to do something,
without drawing on our regular ex
pense funnrad.
R I has bee nosaesed that Miss
Anaeinb ikraitrck bas bees ap
-ss as ~rt Dewrtmt g8ape
i - t eSem. - m year.
i11e ee was b ise t yeaw by Mlss
I m lmm
The league had charge of the to
services at the Naval Station la.t
1 Sunday evening. our presideint pre- 1
siding. The attendance \\as v' r-r hI
Sgood. there were many sailors, he. ca
Ssides the visitors. I)
º The Senior ('hoir held their regular Si
tmonthly meeting at the home of Mrs.
Summers Tuesday evenin. .\t the fr
meeting were almost all of the menr- f,
hers, and everyone had an enjoyable
time. . di
The \Voman's Missionary Society hi
I will hold their regular meeting Tues-,
day evening at h o'clock at the. "
1 church. All members are urged to Ia
1 be present. ,i
Sunday's attendance was very good.
The topic of the sermon was "'The
Good Samaritan a splendid example of
brotherly love and charity.' Follow- Ce
ing the sermon a daughter of M. C. a
r Seeger and Mrs. Julia Eckhoff Seeger
was baptized. She received the names
f Dorothy Regina. I
The coming Sunday Sept. 1. the I
a Lord's Supper will be celebrated. All t
e those wishing to partake are asked to
a give their names to the pastor. The
pastor will be at home Thursday to '
receive callers. Confessional service t
Sunday morning will begin at S:1 ,
a regular service at 8::0 a. m. I.
1 On Monday Aug. 26. at 1 p. m.. Mrs.
Louise Catherine Stewart departed
a this life. She resided here in Algiers
for the last, fift0y-five years. Her
age was 90 years. She leaves one F
daughter, five grandchildren and six
great grand children and large o
circle of friends. -
r During the vacancy here at Trinity
d the Rev. A. Wismar of Gretna. cared d
for the spiritual needs of Mrs. b
,f Stewart. Pastor A. Wismar therefore t
delivered the funeral address at the-I
r church while the local pastor of- l
ficiated at the house and at the
, cemetery.
The Helping Hand Circle meets on
. Sept. 4th. at 7:30 p. m. It is hoped
that all members will attend. a
t On Tuesday evening Sept. 3. the
s Trinity Young Peoples Society meets.
e The time of meeting is 7:30 sharp.
Everybody please be there on time.
I- I
Mf arried-Taylor-'McLeod-On Mon
or day. August 26, at the Free Church
of the Annunciation, New Orleans.
La.. George Edgbert Taylor to Miss
Maggie McLeod. Rev. S. L. offi
c. iated.
Died-Friday. August 23. 1918.
Gladys Weir, aged 14 years. Inter
ment in St. Vincent de Paul No. 2.
On Sunday. August 25, 1918. Mary
Briggs Dauenhauer. aged 42 years.
Interment in McDonogh Cemetery.
Rev. S. 1. Vail officiated.
Our sympathy goes out to the tam
h fly and relatives of little Joe Suther
land, whose body was laid to rest
a' Tuesday, August 27, at 3 p. m.
.n Sunday services at Mount Olivet at
7 a. m., 9:30 a. m. and 8 p. m.
(Continued from page 1.)
Mrs. Peter Smith left last Sunday
Ia to visit her son-in-law, Mr. Jos. Gahn
at Camp Beauregard, La.
Mr. and Mrs. eLonard Santos who
are summering at Abita Springs,
spent the week-end in Hammond, La.,
They motored there in their nifty
, Dodge machine. They were accom
Ill peaned by Misses Rita Santos and
Mabel Badeanux.
Mrs. (Capt.) L. P. Black has re
turned from Ferriday after spending
e three weeks with Mrs. Rhodes.
Mrs. Wmin. Dluffy and children Mil
dred and Margaret are spending awhile
in Bay St. Louins.
Misses Alice and Isabel O'Connor
came in from Waveland where they
in have been spending the summer, and
were guests of Mrs R. F. Whitmore
for a few days.
Dreuss Making
- Drt, Modelia-S-ee u before uhaving er
t ew fall dres made. Special attasues
yltasy dres mkg. .?ice a,, gmasab
Rmedeling. emwbsMecn. smertlmt ing-.
, Ibu Diress u Uled Palr,
m 80 , 3303 ST. Pft..
UIt Vaebet-al, t isu s
n .Iii. e _ . I . as
u-. 5c a Jars or 'C pi Tabes
Mr. Warren Whitmore and ills
sister inil brother-in -l. w. Mrs .in '
',Il r. \V n. Iltrrett jof ', triti . ar
"I 'st:S ) their m oth r. 1r' i 1 I'.
\\hit imore'
r11r. I'olt. (Y'.L: r anlllll d l r popu-l
lar1 it roil  ll l l li Il )" ir, .t 1 \ i \ \ .i
n i ,i ta i r o n sl l t1 i t i i h , :,e : h ty biet '. t
li , -. : ,trlling the i ,. 1 -t'"am
\ir i dl .MrI . A.\.. .n sto
\Vhitl!l.'re ot lial union l. 1ai . A, I
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frl : it <lh r viiit to Iil Far'-erln
11) \ ii It1 " h -tu t l: u l ), :"! , i" , 1
Fr" ' llace
Louis, Nto
Sli" t. l a d 'r .,1. h \i-u . a t
litt I oill il l t i IGat ;!n'1 :, . I-l. Il l.'
beet visiting hir lie r .lr:. II
.o ibiiat i e l a ,ii ,), .
I e tie hlll(\ t itll 1 ,0 their 'h ' -
- , \ l .i-e s is e -.-i li n, all . w -a:~
FI'ort \VWorlth, ''t'\.. on I.u n:I"
i i \\ill .ii h i i ti
I.a i. is i-it -n his hi l,.lth r i11 Iti)!
li unii e I1 is hre'l ati i b u ni o,.- tripI
Sl1 - rel .I"r l e the (lSt r \ I <i s. I
Il\a..I I" ilu kinte, .l t eit it - Ia iTs ei. II.
.\r ,ith rl t\l.
M ir. \ illiai lI, r :l y and fat i il i
Thave h'i riiunintl fro r uit Str et
and taklen ) u t,'ir siht ,eis . 21 :
I)eltironl Streett .
M issets Myra Kelln amotil ita
Trlnl have retur' rnel traitl 'l e
ton. La.
t eJtr. and Mr. .. 11U lI lCi andl bs. la
Edward, letr last nikiht ri1w theoir a
olre in Gsalvest. TMRo . lo hasing been 11
called here by the death of Mr s. e
I)eltry a hbrother. thof ltrs. e .loph
r Suterland. and Mr
.Ilis . ll be rtine I.eco ert is hol i e h
fronm 'ovington, where she stient a b
fortnight. I
hlrs. S. A. 1 lcNeely and three hlll I- d
dren hale returned from Itay St. lI
Louis, after spending a nonth with C
Sher parents. i
The dance given hy ithe Algiers i
e Pleasure Club was a blig success. The
Sladies desire to thank all who as
Miss Miriam Rsso. where o has been
the guest of relatives in Beaumont,
Tex.. for the past two months, has tj
returned home. While away she el
visited the principal cities of Texas.
making the trip by auto. tl
The Friday Night Euchre Citylub metre
at te hto take charge of Mrs. B. elso in
Alix Street. The successful players C
re the sere M f hise Brunner. Miss N.
1 Neffe. Mrs. F. Yuratich and Mrs. B. t
hompNelson. rs. L. Brooks received the rank
consolation. The next meeting will beeks
at the home of Mrs. .. A. Garland in b
r i-cit tan Avenue. a.
The Saturday Night Saturdayve iundred
met at the home of Mrs. i. De i.aup
The successful players were Mrs. raes
1t ter Brooks and Mrs. Sam Boylan. Mrs.
tC. will bagarde received the consolation.week.
p Mr. Ray. Hond Richards left Sunday at
1 for Basile. La.. where he will sp:"nd
two weeks with relaties. dahter.
P Mr. Albert Twickler of Thibodaux. It
La., is spending a few re.ays here.
Miss Odile Riley spent the past
hweek here with her grandmother
Mrs. . A. Hymel. who is spei
After spending the week-end in Alm
giers. Miss Marion Morse returned to
x Ponchatoula. where she is a member
'of the faculty of the Ponchatoula I
High School.
toCapt. Harry Thompson left Satur
4 day night for New York City, where
. he goes to take charge of a ship in
re the service of his country. Capt.
,, Thompson will be given the rank of
iARINeuteES'ant PomARander.
Misses Ma.mie and and Leona Koe
nig have returned from a week's
n visit to Convent, La.
d Miss Cornella Murphy entertained
ryat a shower last Saturday in honor
e Miss Julia Twiekler whose marriage I
ts. will be celebrated next week. c
P. Mr. O. Hotard spent Saturday at
Abita Springs with his daughter. I
who is summering there.
day for Abita to spend a while with
While the recruiting stations of the
United States mauine over here arn
being literally swamped with applies
StIoe, It is interestainlg to note that this
a distlngulshed and valant corpe has a
g ob of Its own in France, membershlp
kL I which will probably be as sagely
teveted as in the corps itself. The
photorraphi s bow the entrance of the
- To people who have made up their
wtnds to be disleeased with everything
Amerles does everything Americ does
will be diuspaen.
lerwal intlm swho have itherte
bser hamw as epn elppes have
Ibar et ther als ean gume 13 wesh
;. s e seemte
Scene in Eastern Cuba.
liE hitortc town of Wira'oa n
Inity i ta ll h to I' the we'te rn ri
outpost of the A:lisi diltric·t M
of 4 'ulba. In all tXtrmei' ly 11' - lII
lated position. alltracon tiun ily I e yj
reached from other parts of ilt. repui',- es
lie by walter collumunieatlon. lThe Inear- no
est railroad terminal on the north is
coast is Antilla (Nipe bay). and from m
here one is for'ed to take one- of the s
coastal steamers of the Emllpresa Na- of
viera de Cuba in order to get to imne's fr
destination, writes Theodore de Booy. fe
in the Bulletin of the Pan American hi
Union. The trip to Baracoa can also in
be made from the south coast by em- at
barking at either Santiago de Cuba or si
Caimanera on the return voyage of the et
coastal steamer.
Baracoa is the oldest existing set- 1
tlement in Cuba, and it was in 1512, rl
two years before the first building was I t
erected in Santiago de Cuba, that the er
conquistadores laid out the plans for be
the present town. That Columlbus vis- W
Ited the harbor of Baracoa when he sn
coasted the northern shore of Cuba on cI
his first voyage is almost certain. and t(
the admiral undoubtedly observed the Ce
prominent table mountain, El Yunque h
(the anvil), which dominates the har- I1
bor and can be seen for miles. It is fi
claimed, in fact, that it was Columbus I
himself who named this peak El Yun
que from its strong resemblance to an
anvil, but this is more a matter of local c
legend than of accurate historical rec- a
ord. Rising to a height of over 1,800 tl
feet, the "Anvil" is easily visible for h
90 or more miles and forms an excel- ft
lent landmark for mariners approach- a
ing this part of the Cuban coast. Zoo- f
logically, El Yunque offers one of the ti
best fields in Cuba and one which has t'
remained practically unexplored; since e
the days of the noted Cuban naturalist t
Gundlach, who explored the summit t
in 1859, we do not believe that this (1
peak has been investigated. t
Harbor Has Bad Reputation. i
The town of Baracoa itself is situ- 1
ated on the shores of one of the most
picturesque bays in Cuba. While the I
harbor offers a safe shelter to vessels it
during the greater part of the year, it I
is exposed to northeasterly gales and r
in consequence has a bad reputation o
with masters of sailing vessels. No
tugboat being available, craft which c
have to depend on sails alone have
considerable difficulty in leaving the I
harbor owing to its narrow mouth,I
and with strong northeasterly winds I
their departure becames an Impos- 5
sibility. Baracoa has a population of I
about six thousand people, and judg- I
Ing from the stately buildings which I
can still be found must undoubtedly I
have lost a great deal of its former I
Importance. i
Perhaps the most important Indus- I
try of Baracoa Itself is a coconut-oil I
factory where the coconuts from the I
neighboring plantations are crushed in I
order to extract the oil from the ker- I
nels. Another export of Baracoa con- I
sists of wax gathered from the wild
bees that have built hives in the un
cleared parts of the country. These I
hives are located by professional wax
hunters, who scale seemingly Impos
sible rocks to secure their prize. Not
infrequently the bees build their store
houses in the entrances of the lime
stone caves with which the country
side abounds, and in consequence vis
iting archeologists to this region may
do well to remember that wax hunters
will often be able to tell of caves which
are unknown to the other inhabitants.
In many of these caves one is likely tt
ind aboriginal remains and artifacts of
great archeological value.
Mata and the Vumurl.
The first village of Importance to
the eastward of Baracoa is Mats. This
is a calling station for the banana
steamers coming to Baracoa, and from
hef' large quantities of this fruit,
gathered from the surrounding coun
try, are exported. Mats itself is but
a small village of perhaps thirty
houses; its harbor is too shallow to al
low steamers to anchor and in conse
qnence the bananas are carried off in
lighters to the collecting steamer
which Ilies some distance offshore.
From Mata to the mouth of the Yu
mnrl river the road follows the beach
more or lesb, whereas the road from
Barcoa to Mata allows no view of
the sea. While in places progress Is
somewhat impeded by the heavy sand,
the road from Mata to the Yumurl
Sferry makes up In beauty what It lacks
SIn convenience.
The Yumnrl river-and It snould be
13 Always Left Behind.
SAfter all the evidence on this point
M which has accrued soince men first be
gan to amass wealth, we should think
oar prominent tightwads would begin
to realize that they can't take it with
Sthem, but not a few living around here
Sdon't seem to.-Ohio State Journal.
t The persma who left a bomb on the
vs doorstep of the bulldIng that houses
.r a hamorous paper must be eme of
theoe £slows who are always takin
Ithe a Wt f uM-New Teik m .
fl, ted thl: I Cul:a -,ln.ts of two 1 itt|iurl
rivers, the othfr on i'eing foulll near
Miat:Inza- in t 'he wter of the Isl,.aind
hI n. :i \\ iillh of Io,1ut to hundlred
yards at the mouth ithll. in till .v:asons
excet loig the rainy season. Ii depth of
inot over tlhree feet. This hiack of depth
is due to sandl Iihnký Itli'h form in the
mouth of the river, thanks to the heavy
swell awhichl delt.its large quantitles
of coraline stand. S,'tne short dllstltnce
from the mouth tlal n be foulld it large
ferry which carries the traveler and
his horse to the othe r shore. There be
Ing no carriage ronds between Bltraco
and Malst, there Is of course no neces
sity for a bridge or for a ferry large
enough to transport vehicles.
To all who have traveled In the
West Indies, the 1,mouth of the Yumuri
river must forever linger In their
memory as perhaps the most pictur
esque spot visited. With towering
banks on either slde, the Yumuri
wends its peaceful course toward the
sea, protected as it were by the deel
canyon it has cut for itself during uin
told centuries. The very walls of thlt
canyon are covered with verdure, wit)
here and there a snow-white spot of
limestone to show the underlying
foundation and to relieve the green
On the Plateau.
The ferry once crossed, the path as
cends the tableland in a dizzy zigzal
which at times puts a great fear int.
the traveler's heart, especially so I.
his horse should happen to be stumble
footed. The tableland is fully 300 fee
above the level of the sea and stretches
from the banks of the Yumuri east to
the shores of Cape Malsl. Perhaps
the first thing that will strike the new
comer is the cool nights on this pla
teau. When Baracoa and the rest of
the Cuban republic are smothering un
der the heat of a tropical sun, this
tableland is invariably cool, and the
nights are such that a blanket not only
is a comfort but an actual necessity.
The cold winds coming from the At
lantic through the Windward passage
between Cuba and Hayti are responsi
ble for this phenomenon and are also
responsible for the destructive storms
which occasionally visit this region.
The entire tableland consists of a
coraline limestone formation covered
with the typical red clay resulting
from the decomposing rock. The land,
while of course very rocky, Is ideally
suited for the cultivation of bananas
and coffee, and the agriculture of these
parts consists almost solely of these
two commodities. A limited number of
horses and cattle are also raised
throughout this region and the horses
rank among the best that can be found
in Cuba. At certain times of the year
the roads and woods are fairly covered
with the ripe guava fruit, so much so,
in fact, that the odor of the decompos
Ing fruit becomes offensive. Alligator
pears also cease to be a luxuIry l a
land where every tenth tree la the
I woods bears this fruit and where one
has to be careful, when the pears are
s in season, not to slip on the ripe pears
r which are scattered underfoot.
From Sabana Grande to the east,
t the tableland of Malsi is known as La
Gran Tlerra de Maya (the great land
of Maya), thus named after the Maya
river which finds its source here. It is
here that extensive plantations are
y found, where coffee and bananas are
a raised, and it is here that in aboriginal
h times the Indians must have had their
•. favorable abode.
L The inhabitants of the Gran Tlerra
f de Maya live in a manner which can
only be compared to that of the ptri
archs of old. Each finca (farm) is self
o supporting, anal it is but seldom that
SI the proprietor seeks the busier marts
a of Baracoa. Where a lavish nature
n provides palms, which supply not only
t, wood for the house but also roof coy
i- ering, food and clothing, and ealabash
at trees, which go far toward filling a
:y want for kitchen utensils; where
- guinea grass grows like weeds and fur
s nlshes a never-falling supply of fodder
In for cattle and horses; where fruits are
'r found In wild lavishness and the small
e. est cultivated patch will sustain a
u- large family and where, lastly, a halt
h acre of coree bushes will keep a
m Cuban supplied with enough pocket
f money to have funds to lose on the
is outcome of a cock fight-the favorite
d. outdoor sport of Cuba In general and
ri of this region In particular--it Is no
ks wonder that the inhabitant of the
Gran Tlerra de Maya does not wan
be der far from hiis native heath.
OBe Explanation.
.%Some men." said Uncle Elen,
S"keeps had company because dat's de
k only way dey kin feel a sense of su
True Frieusehip.
A true friendship is one of human
kind's sweetest ties, and it should be
sacredly regarded. That sterling soul
e who always ha a smile for us-who
Ssees in u only what Is fine and com
Smedabkle-huld not, and will net, it
i we ar ma de ot'the right taL, be
-,e by ear evnu ibsel.

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