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VOL 28 COLUMBIA, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 1914 NO. 16 A UILE BOOSTING EVERY DAY-THE TOWN WILL GROW RIGTll AWAY. "IKEEP HER ROLLING, BOYS; KEEP HER EiJ IG Let the Booster Club Boost--Boost the Caldwell Parish Fair-Boost it to the Success Our Opportunities Maki ?ossible STATE FAIR CORN PRIZES $150 FOR BEST 10 ACRES B $565 in Prizes to Stimulate the Raising of Better Corn-Reg ulations for the Contests No better time ever presented s itself than now for us to acquaint the farmers of Caldwell with the b "Better and Mot Corn" contest that the State Fair Association i is offering in the corn growing contest for the fair this fall. You could do no better thing for yourself than to enter the lists for some of the big money l which will be given away this fall at the fair held in Shreve- a port and at your own fair to be held in Columbia in October this year. There is no reason what- 51 ever, if the proper effort is made, that the farmers of Caldwell ic should not annex some of this i easy money. Any one who de- g sires to compete in these con- t tests at the State Fair may ob tain all necessary information by t writing to Louis N. Bruegger horff, Shreveport, La., who will tX be glad to furnish application T blanks, etc. Below we give a synopsis of it the rules governing the corn con- r tests. Read them over carefully SE and then step in and get some of el the handsome cash prizes that are being offered by the State Fair Association and the cash P premiums that will be offered at w the second annual fair to be held S in Columbia on October 14, 15 t and 16, m 1. The ten acres must be in 'a one field, and if the field should o01 measure less than nine and three- g quarter acres the contestant will al be disqualified. 2. Any variety of corn may be o1 grown. 3. A certified record of the cost b of production and yield must be b sent to the secretary of the State Fair before October 24, 1914. 4. The land must be measured t, and the corn weighed by Mason a Snowden, State agent, United n States Department of Agricul ture, Baton Rouge, La., or a par- f, ty appdinted by him, and two cit. 0 isens selected by Mr. Snowden or the appointed party. 5. A bushel of corn (100 ears) 9 must be exhibited at the State fair. This bushel of corn cannot be used for any othel entry. h Ten-acre yield contest-First, $75; second, $50; third, $25. E Awards will be made on the following basis: - t 1. One-half point will be given for each bushel of corn, using the average yield per acre as the basis. 2. If the cost of production be E S cents per bushel, the contest ants will be-allowed to enter, but one point will be given for every i cent that the cost of production t is lews than 30 cents. If the cost of production is over 30 cents the contestant will be disqualified. & Th gquality of the corn will be judged from the bushel (100 easp) of corn submitted, and one point will be given for each five ears that are selected by the judge to be the nearest perfect. All those desiring to compete ia the ta*are contest should no tfy the secretary of the State1 1(alr Association as soon as poe. oiblejeo that forms for keeping theaost sof production and the .gaggto rk put infl ona acrop u. befsent out,. ;-ijatiitElota better corn in t- 0 tbeh lair assoiation has 4as a poPPA corniprowere" 4, , S SAFEBLOWER ARRESTED ; Believed to Be one of Gang Rob. I bing La. Safes for Months B In the arrest and detention at Plaindealing, La., of James Tucker, the authorities of that Ssection are certain that they t have in their custody one of a band of yeggmen who have been t terrorizing north Louisiana dur Sing the past two or three months. Believing also that . Tucker was one of the gang who broke into the safe of the Beauregard Furniture Company at New Or leans recently, Superintendent Reynolds has instructed Assist ant Chief of Detectives Dan Mouney to proceed at once to Plaindealing, in an effort to ab stract some information from Tucker that may lead to the identity of the yeggmen who made their get-away after bur glarizing the safe of the furni ture store. While in north Louisiana, ,Mouney will assist the authori ties of Caddo parish in an effort Ito roundup the confederates of Tucker, for the latter has con fessed that he had a confederate F in the robbery of the Cotton Belt railroad safe, from which they secured a large quantity of jew elry. On Tucker's person was found much of the stolen wealth. Fortunately, the agent at Plaindealing had sent the cash which the safe contained to 0Shreveport, to pay salaries of the railway company, and no money was stolen. Rio ow O was n open on Friday night with hitro glycerin. Tucker confessed only after a quantity of the high ex plosive, together with fuses and other yeggmen tools, were found among his effects. He refused Sto divulge the name or wherea bouts of his confederate. Within the past three months there have been no less than I twenty-five safes blown open and robbed in northwest Louisia I na, and within a radius of two hundred miles. -futurity on ten-ear exhibits and one-bushel (100 ears) exhibits. Rules for Entry 1. Any corn grower in the state ) is allowed to compete for the e prizes offered. t 2. The entry fee on ten-ear ex hibits is 28 cents, and on bushel lots of 100 ears, 50 cents. .3. Entries to the futurity close September 1. 1914, e 4.. All parties entering the fu tuzrity'can allow the same corn to n coriibete for the State Fair prizes. e 5.. The money received from e the ftiturity will be given to the sweepstakes winner in the ten e ear contest and the bushel con test.. The larger the list of en it tries the more money there will ' be divided. All money in the n ten-ear contest goes for the first t premiuinin the sweepstakes ten ear class, and all money received in the 100-ear class contest will be adde4 to the sweepstakes 100 ear contekt. e1 6. These.premiums do not ap e ply to ary specific variety, but e all varietiee are eligible for com petitiob. * 7. Nominatiohui will not be ac " cepted after September 1, 1914, t and the money ..miust accompany " applicatibAs of entry. a 3.1ra Coornet L This contest is for the purpose ,P of seeing what corn gives the larest amount of grain, Ten ears of any variety may be , entered for .this premium, but thisiame corn caiwot compete in for other premiums. as rawch nse- First, $15; second, a?( l1a;~h.rd, SEEK TO REMOVE DAM - Would -Have Congress ,Refuse 01 Extension of Time to Boards t Secretary R. S. Vickers, of s the Bayou Lafourche Lock Asso- C t ciation, is in receipt of a letter B Sfrom Dan C. Kingman, chief U. a] SS. A. engineers, stating that as .t i a"result of an examination and n - survey of Bayou Lafourche in ac .cordance with a provision of the, rivers and harbors bill of March f 4, 1913, the War Department l now believes; that the naviga- ti " tion interests are such that it 4 Scan no longer withhold action in L * regard to the removalof the dam r at the head of Bayou Lafourche. Atchafalaya and Lafourche Ba " sin Levee Boards have therefore been informed that unless con gressional authority for the con struction of locks, or the contin uance of the dam, is obtained at the present session of con gress, action will have to be in stituted with a view to the re Smoval of the tem'porary dam. SVickers has mailed copies of Ethe letter to upwards of 2000 rep Sresentative citizens of the two levee districts concerned, urging tthem to wire their representa tives in congress to work against a further extension of time to the levee boards for commeae. ing the construction of the .locks. Utah's laofty Mountains Utah has six mountain peks which rise more than 18,OOet above sea level and narl*4 ing to the United States Geolot ical Survey. .The highest moun . tain in the state is Kings Peak, I with an elevation of 13,498 feet, . I but Mt. Emmons and Gilbert I Peak are also lofty mountains, " 13,428 and 13,422 feet respective- b ly. The other peaks rising above ca s 13,000 feet are Mt. Lovenia, 13,- V 1 250 feet; Tokeywanna Peak, 13,- 0 1 200 feet, and Wilson Peak,,13, - 095 feet. Salty Paragraphs. The volume of the saline mat Ster in the ocean is a little more: than 4,800,000 cubic miles, or enough to cover the entire sur S face of' the United States, ex " elusive of'Alaska, 1.6 miles deep. The volume of' the 10-mile rocky crust of the earth, includ- * 1 ing the mean elevation of the land above the sea, is 1,633,000,- ' e 000 cubic miles. One per centof the contents of - the oceans would cover all' the a land areas of the globe toa depth of 290 feet.-U. S. Geological f Survey. a A lazy man is a dead one yoi C c ean't bury. 1 From the heights of folly to e the depths of despair is bIut a i t step. e . Opportunity is never spoke~ o a as "she", which may exila~li why so few men embrace it. Swat the fly. '"'et" him now c-and you won't be bothered with L *t his children and his grandchil. - dren. Swat him 'for keeps". Why should men complain of i i, the obstinaey of tules? ;Do not y men complaitr af winter when t they have it, and long for 'col weather in summer? e A queen bee lays from two t three thousand eggs in tweb y e four hours, and the man whoWrill discover how to crosa(i with a hen willuoon ba vem l e, neough to buy an himself and all hispoor -~~ ,.* i '1 TME TENSAS LAND CASE e Mudge Boarman Refused Appli. Th cation of State for New Trial )f In the United States District 1 )- Court Monday at Monroe Judge vir r Boarman refused to receive the Fri J. application filed by Assistant At- the is torney General Gondran for a bui Id nw trial in the Tensas land case. wo e- Judge Boarman held that the the 1e time for filing a motion for a new deE :h trial by the state, in case the I It te could show any interest in nip a- the matter, ha4.expired. He ad- Lol it *,ethat the Supreme Court of cor in Louisiana haid declared the state sct rn i no interest in the matter, exi e . d that the only way the case wil a- be brought before his court for le Iod be by a writ of mandamus ere 1- 4the United States Circuit for 'ý sts 1- r. Gondran intimated that car I course would be taken. of S otton Plague of Egypt . se e- recent discovery of insect "I in Egyptian cotton seed is we gf reater interest than might Th p r at the first glance. On Ca eo of it it means that a dic g ment of seed intended yoi . ting in Arizona cannot be un: It into this country. Be- r Wt, it is profoundlpsignif- tai conditions in the rivalry tai Xe America and Africa in If uctiozi of cotton. For Ba e British and German nts have been striving qu Cs p extensive cotton cul- tic tt their African colonies. ne has not been mark- im wa sWater storage in - a- s for its promotion ex k, being undertaken on 'the tw t, p *e mi rt ne of the chief grounds for ba s, hig the African enterprises e- been the affliction of Ameri- sti ?e cotton fields with the boll ql ,. eeyil and other pests. There wl ,. n, of ecourse, be no exultation JO ,- re, but there must be profound El ppoinfment in Great Britain 4 Egypt at the discovery that a alignant insect pests prevail in vi t. te African cotton country. p re Thus the rivalry between the at pr O c6untries is kept on a more r ven basis, though the contrast S. value of land, cost of labor p. .pd ether details makes African gi le umpetition potentially formid* ft . *ble. a_ -e Extra Prize for Jerseys. Priemium list mnd classifications ci issued by the 'American Jersey Il of attle Club.show that Louisiana tl be j)s to recognized by the am- C th iition. and that the well known T al "'Jersey Cattle Club Specials" tl aretobea feature of the dairy u cattle shows at nine Southern fairs, of which the Louisiana State Fair is to be one. to Four classes with cash prem 'a iums are offered to these South- r ern fairs iubject to reasonable conditions, and should bring out of all the best Jerseys in their re spective'sections. ' All Jersey cows and bulls are , eligible to compete for these pre th miums, the only qualifleation be- p il. ing that they must be registered ini the Herd Register of the American Jersey Cattle Club, i of mad the certificate of registration a lot must be produced before the en ei try is'accepted. _ 'The fond mother was showing the baby to the visitor. to "!tn't baby the image of hias ywfather?" ill " Absolutely," replied the vis- < 6 Itor. "Same lack of expression, I p ame red nose, no teeth tospeak 1 hof an&, by George, prematurely ( ~ ~too." - i ASPIRING YOUNG PIRATES JU .They Miscue on a Highwayman DE Stunt and Are Pinched D /Sw In the capture of Murphy Bur- S vinia, a youthful holdup man, Friday night, in New Orleans, "the police nipped a budding out burst of old-fashioned piracy that would have made the shade of fly, the notorious Jean Lafitte turn a the deep olive from envy. are his Burvinia confessed Saturday he ee I night that he and a pal from St. Louis known only as "John", had uni completed plans for stealing a t.h schooner, storing her with high the explosives and fitting her out with a black flag and with a plank wh for walking prospective prison Iers. After this they were to sail mo for the mouth of the river and pes start their bloody career as buc- by caneers by holding up a couple An of Southern Pacific liners and Sig seven or eight British tramps. They picked out the schooner ing "Leona" as a trim little vessel yec worthy to fly their black flag. pai The Leona is the property of sur Captain J. W. Hass. This fact hai did not trouble the ambitious of young apostles of the late and kn unlamented Blackbeard. bot They planned to take the cap tain's schooner-likewise the cap- sti tain's two beautiful daughters. mi 'If the captain objtted-Bang! SW Bang!-No more captain! if They even went so far as to mo quietly carry on board some at- t -tidcles they had "swiped" from kir neighboring stores and then, in exi imitation of ;l mi Prepare Sexploits on the briney deep, the Stwo boys tried a little highway- lat man act, and thereby ran smack, ce r bang right into their Waterloo. on s They held up a man on Canal ft Sstreet, but got nothing from him. th4 I The climax came. Friday night mi e when they attempted to hold uph a John Emerson, a paperhanger. th d Emerson yelled for help and the Syoung highwaymen fled. After as t a chase of several squares, Bur- id n vinia was captured, but his com panion escaped and has not been hi e arrested as yet. so e It it A Warm Town nc ,r There is a district in West Vir- to n ginia known as Hill Top.. When tii 1- the people of Hill Top decided to D askfor a post office a petition a was drawn up and forwarded to or Washington. The writer was not La 'g careful to dot the "i" in Hill. ci ' Instead, he made a sort of loop a that was interpreted as an "e". R D Call a postoffice "Hell Top"? pi ~ That would never do. It shocked in the agents of Uncle Sam. But li 'y they thought they would comply D as closely as possible with local hi ia sentiment, so they' named the ai postoffice "Tophet." di T 'i'ophet was a hill on which the ir * refuse of Jerusalem was dumped tl le and burned. The fires were al- ls ut most continuous and hence To e- phet came to signify hell, or a n place of endless perdition. Many fi re postoffice names are duplicated, d e but West Virginia boasts of hav- it ing the only Tophet in the land. o he The man whose specialty is b, making excuses never makes b' rn good. _ nI- Itisagoodthing for the rest t of humanity that so few of our successful men had time to take a correspondence course to .wealth. Opportunity comes more than r i5- once. Thdre is no doubt about it, r Io, because almost every man knows c ak the number of times he had an e ll opportunity to make a fool of c himself-and did it.' . e JUMP ON THE JOUL FLY DEADLY GERM CARRIER Swat Him Withour Delay for Your Health's Sake--Take the Stitch in Time. That breeder of disease, the fly, has put in his appearance for the season, and if his activities are not nipped in the bud he and his progeny will soon gain such headway as to become an almost unbearable nuisance. And, also, as.every one knows, the fly is the carrier of disease germs from stables, cesspools and other filth, which are his favorite habitat. Let everyone back up to the ut most the campaign against this pest which has been inaugurated by the State Board of Health. Anent this subject the Crowley Signal aptly says: "The Board of Health is mak ing plans for a continuance this year of the fly-swatting cam paigns of last summer and the summer before. In this it should have the earnest co-operation of citizens generally, for they know now that fly-swattingpays, both in health and in comfort. The old adage has it that "a stitch in time saves nine." It might be paraphased to read "A swatin time saves nine million," if we are to credit what the ento mologists tell us about the capac ity of the fly for reproducinig his kind. We don't remember the exact figures, but their; approxi instion is that Mrs. Fly who hap W m. ee f i re or le ai late September. And the `chan ces are that some of her numer ous progeny will have traveled from the sewer to the soap in the meantime, or, keeping in "mind Longfellow's inspiring poe try, have left their footprints in the butter. "It is interesting to note that as this old wborld progresses. our ideas about history ' change.' Take, for example, what history hadto say.about the cruelty of some of the emperors of Rome. It is within the memory of men now living that their ancient his - tories pictured Emperor Domi I tian who ruled from '81 to '96 A. ) D., as one of the .most cruel of i a long line of men who presided ) over the destipies of Rome. Why ? t Largely, among other things, be cause he killed flies. One biographer says of the old . Roman that "qne of his favorite ? pastimes was hunting and\kill ing llies,".and Suetonius, the t fanious historian, .wrote thus of 7 Domitian: "In the beginning of I his reign he used to spend daily e an hour by himself in private, durhig which time he did noth e ing else but catch flies and stick dl them through the body with a I- sharp pin.' ."So, we regard Domitian in a a new light. He was the original Y fly-swatter! It may be that he I, didn't know that the fly carried r- the germs of typhoid fever and i. other deadly diseases on his feet. but he knew that the fly was a i pest, especially if he was bald headed, and he made it his busi ness to get rid of as many of it them every day as he could." A contemporary wants to know why nature did not provide wo man with a beard, but allowed ni men to have a monopoly in that t, respect. A very foolish question is of course. Nature was wise tn enough to knOw that a woiin of cannot hold her jaw still enough to take a shave.