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drom Here and There New Names for Old in Indiana Dunes ÄH iu$ _u_ G \RY, i.Mi.-Wheu A. F. Knotts of »Miry Intakes himself into tliat Windy region athwart Gary yclept the Dunes, where it Is hoped to establish a national park, there rises before him a vision. The sands become dotted with the wigwams of the aborigines; on the wavelets of the streams dance the birchburk canoes; the papoose gam bols on the greensward. He medi tates as lie walks and by his side there stalk the ghosts of great sachems and medicine men, who tell him in their j own guttural language of the wonders j that lie ail about him. "There is Na-(Jua-Si-Po," says one Spoiled: A Perfectly Good Sugar Barrel C HICAGO.—To Dr. Raymond R. Prettyman, sitting on his front porch at 25»»7 Hast Seventy-second place with his friend Driscoll and the latter's two boys, came an annoy ing interruption. A chorus of Jazz, j men's voices and women's, from be- j hind the dentist's sea wall. So they | wended their way to the lake. The moon showed them a curious eight. Thirty-six persons, all clad In , moonbeams, capered, and danced, and sang, fox trotted, oue-stepped, toddled, and shimmied. "Get out of here," cried I)r. Pretty man. "Get your clothes on and go home." Driscoll sent Ills boys away—hur riedly. But the toddle continued, nnd the fox trotting, and the singing. The two men called the patrol. But be fore the patrol arrived, some thirty minutes later, the duncers hud dressed and vanished. The next day Dr. Prettyman hied him to the corner grocery and bought him an empty sugar barrel. He took it home and knocked It apart. The staves he halved for paddles. Then went to the neighbors, recruiting flf Hero R. C. Gross vs. Slacker Bergdol! £ P HILADELPHIA.—The man who took G. C. Bergdoll's place when the convicted draft evader, now a fugitive in Germany, failed to answer the cull died a hero in the Argonne forest after being cited by the com manding general of his brigade for bravery in action in one of the m»»st noteworthy buttles of the World war. He was Russell C. Gross of this city, a private in Company B, Three Hundred and Twenty-eighth infantry, who was killed by bullets from a ma chine gun nest which was cuptured later by Company G of the same In fantry, headed by Corporal Alvin C. York of Tennessee. This was revealed by the Over Luther Burbank's Laurels in Danger S ANTA ROSA, CAL.—One hundred and eighty-eight stalks of wheat from a single grain! That Is the most recent production of California's new "plant wizard." Elwin D. Seaton, whoso discoveries and success In Increasing food production are startling the ag ricultural world. For a lifetime Seaton has devoted his hours to subjecting the soil to a microscopic examination to attain Increased and better foo»l production. For the Inst seventeen years he has made experiments on bla rancher--not so very far from that other "wizard." Luther Burbank. Today he la able to produce from one grain of wheat 188 stalks, carry ing 188 times as much wheat as for merly. While these giant stalks cover considerably more territory than the former one stalk of wheat, grown from a single grain, be is nevertheless pro ducing from seven to eight times as much wheat per acre as has ever been produced before. And this on land where little wheat has heretofore been produced. ■eatoe has net confined his expert I i I mystic chieftain raising an ethereal arm to point to a creek that bubbles along hard by. "We are walking now in Me-Kun-Nuh-Nu-Uaw and when we come to the river we turn into Mi Kaw Xaw-Bed-E-Ba. We then pass Wuh-Kuh-Geik and afterwhiles we come to Mish-Saygayo-I-Can." And having thus been told the ro mantic Indian names of the dunes' landmarks, pathways and hillocks, is it any wonder that Mr. Knotts is aroused at the publication of a map designating those beloved landmarks as "Smith hill," "Jones crest," and "Brow n creek ?" Is it any wonder, considering that Mr. Knotts is president of the Dunes National park commission? One would say that it isn't, yet no lesst*r light than Rand-McNally & Co. is publisher of the map and no lesser person than I*. S. Goodman of 1310 Fast Seventy-second place, a member of the Chicago Prairie club, is. the topographist and christener of the landmarks. In drawing his map he named the saudpiles after members of the Prairie club. R. j j | In , go lf THESE NVMPHi AN' SATÏR5 COME n-fDtdfctlT few V teen stalwart souls and true, who said they knew in what manner best to deal with moonlight bathers. To each of them he issued one paddle and words of advice. "We will assemble here upon my porch. If these nymphs and satyrs come tonight we'll phone the police, and then go right down and paddle them good until the police arrive. They ought to be here between 11 o'clock and 1." Klevcn o'clock carne, and no music and no dancers ; midnight, nothing but the breeze and the noise of the waves and the tulk on the porch and the moonlight. One o'clock—and only a sugar bar rel spoiled. I brook Post of the American Legion after a searching investigation. The post announced It would change its j nume to that of the fallen hero, and S In association with a committee of j citizens from the district covered by I local draft board No. 32 proposed to I erect a memorial to Gross, "who was ! forced into service ahead of his turn 1 by the slacker Bergdoll." Gross, who was twenty-three years 1 old, was the first man called by the draft board after Bergdoll failed to respond. He went overseas with his , command, a purt of the Eighty-second division, on May 1, 1918. The cita i tion by Brigadier Lindsey shows he was killed on October 24 of the same year in the Meuse-Argonne offense. "Private Gross," the citation said, "displayed great heroism and self-sac rifice in advancing with his automatic ritle team on the right flank of the company against an enemy machine gun nest. Private Gross, utterly dis regarding his personal safety, pushed forward until he was kille») by an en j emy muchine gun bullet. His example of unselfishness was an Inspiration to ! the other men of his platoon." set n* WM£AT TVE6 I ments to wheat alone; he has had i the same success with barley, oats I nnd with prunes and apples. Here Is the secret of his success, he says: Maintain the "life sub stances" of the soil by cultivating and feeding the bacteria it contains. Sen ton's theory is that all plant growth and development la dependent primar ily on the presence of soil bacteria. This study to Increase food pro duction and secure better quality In food from the soil Is Seaton'a life. He spends his every waking hour In study, and has traveled the country over investigating. LOUISIANA COTTON IE ; j j j j J j j j j j GOOD RESPONSE TO APPEAL FOR CUTTING PRODUCTION NOTED IN STATE CROP REPORT. YIELD FOR 1921 IS FORECAST Conditions Considered Good In Spite of Late Season, and Other Adverse Conditinos—Cotton Area In Cul tivation 1,011,000 Acres. New Orleans.—Responding to the appeal for a reduction in cotton acre age, Louisiana planters have decreas ed the state cotton area by more than half a million acres, according to a report Issued by Lionel L. Janes, ag ricultural statistician of the Bureau of Crop Estimates of the Department of Agriculture. Notwithstanding the 1921 crop is from two to four weks late and boll weevils constitute a serious menace In many localities, the report shows the contiition of the growing crop June 25 was 64 per cent of normal. This is compared with a 57 per cent conidtion May 25. 77 per cent June 25. 1920. and a 79 per cent average condition for the ten-year period. This condition forecasts an average yield of about 128 pounds of lint cot ton per acre and a total production (allowing 1 per cent from area for abandonment) of about 267,800 bales. Last year the average yield of lint cotton was 126 pounds per acre, and the production was 386,770 bales; two years ago the production was 298,000 bales; three years ago it was 588,000 bales, and four years ago 639,000 bales. The final outcome probably wtit be larger or smaller than the amount indicated, according to growing condi tions during the rest of the season. According to the report, the acreage has been reduced 544,000 acres as compared with last year, and the area Is 327,000 acres less than the ten-year average of 1,388,000 acres. The area of cotton in cultivation in this state June 25 Is estimated to be 1,011,000 acres or 65 per cent of the acreage in cultivation at the same time in 1920, which was 1,555,000 acres. The percentage condition of cotton by parishes June 25 is as follows, com parisons being with a normal condi tion represented by 100 per cent: Acadia, 68; Allen, 80; Avoyelles, 60; Beauregard, 80; Bienville, 60; Bossier, 65; Caddo, 60; Caldwell, 57; Cata houla, 58; Claiborne, 60; Concordia, 71; DeSoto, 60; East Baton Rouge, 73; East Carroll, 70; East Feliciana, 65; Evangeline, 63; Franklin. 58; Grant, 54; Jackson, 62; LaSalle. 65; Lafayette. 83; Lincoln, 60; Madison, 70; Morehouse. 77; Natchitoches, 55; Ouachita, 78; Pointe Coupee, 67; Ra pides, 59; Red River, 63; Richland, 59; Sabine, 68; St. Helena, 65; St. Landry, 61; St. Martin, 68; Tangipa hoa, 67; Tensas. 63; Union, 68; Ver million, 61; Washington, 70; Webster, 72: West Carroll, 69; West Feliciana, 60; Winn, 68. FOR HURRIED READERS. Arcadia.—The First National Bank of Arcadia held a reception in its new quarters July 7. Lake Charles.—Winston Overton took bis oath of office as state su preme Judge at New Orleans recently. Baton Rouge. — Bruce Starns and his brother, Guy Starns, were drown ed while bathing in Amite river, about ten miles east of here. Alexandria.—A Shrine ceremonial was conducted here by Jerusalem Temple of New Orleans at which sixty or more novices were Initiated. Monroe.—Hundreds of cows and mules are afflicted with anthrax in the lowlands along the Ouachita riv er from Camden, Ark., to Harrison burg, La., for a distance of 150 miles or more according tv B. M. Jackson, agricultural agent Mr. Jackson said there are scores of cases In Ouachita. Morehouse and Caldwell parishes in the bottom lands along the river. Alexandria.—George Lewis, who re sided in the Hlneston community, was assassinated while out in his field de stroying acts, which were depredating on his crop. He was fired upon by some unidentified person with a load of buckshot. The charge took effect in hi* left shoulder and the left Bide of his head, killing him Instantly. Monroe.—A gasoline war has begun throughout the Northeastern Louisi ana and Southern Arkansas gas fields, aa a result of which it is expected the prie# will he reduced considerably. Lake Arthur.—At a local mass meet, ing. it was decided to circulate peti tions asking the resignation of W. P. Arnette, parish superintendent of ed ucation. Lake Charles.—An unidentified man, aged 30 to 35, five feet nine or ten inches in height, weigning approxi mately 140 pounds, was found in Eng lish bayou. Shreveport.—The North Louisiana Independent Oil and Gas Producers' Association adopted resolutions strongly urging a protective tarin on Mexican crude oil. Lake Charles.—At a meeting of 20 of the largest rice growers of the Teche country held in New Iberia, the American Rice Growers' Association was endorsed unanimously. LaPlace.—Private Sidney Dufresne? killed in action during the World war, was the first St. John soldier to be returned from France for burial. Funeral services were held recently. Crowley.—Captain Sidney Pugh and Lieutenants Broussard and Sweeney, commissioned officers of Company B of the state militia, announce the roster will reach sixty-five men soon. Hammond.—The dancing pavilion of the Florida Parishes Association has been completed and was used dur ing the Independence Day celebration. The building is 80 feet wide and 105 feet long. Laplace.—Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28. and Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4, have leen set aside for the purpose of raising sufficient funds to erect a Catholic chapel here. St. Martinville.—A play which was a success financially and socialy was given here for the benefit of tie Catholic churches of St. Martinville and Youngsville. Persons from Broussardville and Youngville made up the cast. Shreveport.—Two wells in the Haynesville district, both materially extending the proved oil area, have been brought in. Weidman-Hunt No. 1, Section 16, is flowing 1000 barrels dally at 2779 feet. The Florcsheim Goree No. 1, Section 27, is flowing 600 barrels daily at 2869 feet. New Roads. — Theodore Garrity, Harold Flood, Richard Bertel and John McCann, all young men from New Or leans, who pleaded guilty to stealing two automobiles v.ere sentenced to serve not less than one year and not more than three years at Hard laoor in the State Penitentiary. Shreveport.—Charles F. Laskey and W. F. Wallace have been named re ceivers of the Gilliland Oil company properties in Louisiana by District Judge J. H. Stephens of Caddo parish. This action followed a suit brought against the Gilliland Company by the Liberty Central Oil Company. Crowley.—It Is expected the base ball park to be opened by the semi profesisonal team will be ready in a short time. Volunteers among the players will prepare the ground and erect the grandstand. New Orleans.—Associate Justice W. B. Somerville has filed for application for retirement from the bench of the State Supreme Court, it was reported here. The retirement will be asked under the provisions of the new con stitution which provide for retirement on two-thirds pay of judges who have reached the age of 70, and who have served continuously on the bench for twenty or more years. Rumors of the contemplated retirement also of Chief Justice Frank A. Monroe have been In circulation for some time, but It was asserted that Judge Monroe prob ably will not file formal application until October, when the Supreme Court reconvenes. Alexandria.—There will be approxi mately one hundred thousand dollars spent in constructing the kitchen mess halls and other buildings to be erected Immediately at the United States Public Health Service Hospital at Camp Stafford. These are to re place buildings destroyed by fire last winter. Acradla.—Grand jury deliberations resulted as follows: Thirty-nine charges examined and 19 true bills re turned. Seventy bills were also found fer violations of the dipping law. Lake Charles.—The Lake Charles District Christian Endeavor Officers* Council met at the Presbyterian church July 9 and 10. Officers of the council are as follows: Chester Mil ler. of Lake Charles, president; Pierce Quig'ey, of Jennings, vice president; Luella Parker of Lake Charles, secre tary; Paul Freeland, of Crowley, treasurer. Lake Charles.—Mrs. D. A. Kelly, who recently was appointed a member of the Lake Chares City School Board, has received her commission. Strike! ci rettel^ en o-y—— * WOODMEN J LIFE INSURANCE The strongest mutual orgtnia of its kind in the world FINANCIAL STATEMENT Membership (certificat« holdere) TU» | Insurance In Force_____Im sg». I Death Benefits Paid.~.~ «129 000.0»! 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