THE RICE BELT JOURNAL
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Cane Farmers Buy Mill.
Abbeville, La.-The stock company
of cane farmers recently organized to
build a sugar refinery at Delcambre, a
small station on the Iberia & Vermil
ion railroad, and on the dividing line
between the parishes of Iberia and
Vermilion, are moving at a lively gait.
They have purchased for the sum of
$18,000 the sugar mill, vacuum pan
and other machinery in the sugar
house of the late W. F. Weeks on
Grande Cote Island, and have just let
the contract to take down and erect
Drainage Canal Will Reclaim.
Lake Charles, La.-Contracts have
been let by the Commissioners of Io
wa Drainage districts, which embraces
many thousands of acres of farm land,
about ten miles east of the city, to
the Wilkins Company for a drainage
canal about five miles long, thirty-five
feet wide and from four to eight feet
in depth. The canal will drain and
make it possible to cultivate about 10,
000 acres of fine rice land hitherto
overflowed during a part of the year.
Experiment With Tea.
Delhi, La.-Dr. Chambers Wilson, of
Rose Bayou, who owns a large plants
tion of 2,200 acres between Delhi and
Waverly, which he bought for the pur
pose of experiments. His latest in the
experimenting is the cultivation of tea
plants which he obtained from Wash
ington. This variety is called "thea
darjaling," commonly called "Japanese
tea." Tea has been grown quite suc
cessfully in Texas and it is Dr. Wil
son's belief that it can be successful
ly cultivated in Louisiana.
Postoffice at Water Valley Burns.
Shreveport, La.-Job Lewis Jeffries,
a hotel man, filed voluntary bankrupt*
cy proceedings. Assets, 412; liabili
a. It was disclosed by federal author
: ties Monday that the postoffice at
* Water Valley, Avoyelles parish, was
e b burned to the ground, supposedly
F through incendiaries. An investiga
" tion is in progress. Three previous at
tempts are said to have been made
. with kerosene, and notices posted
., tihreatening J. B. Caruth, who conduct
K ed the store in the postoffice building.
Two Men Killed.
Alexandria, Tex.-Chasr Weather
t ford, a white farmer of Hineston, Rap
Sides parish, occupies a cell in the par
..ish jail upon charge of being implicat
ed in a free-for-all shooting affray
''which occurred at that village Sunday
;:in which Weatherford and his brother,
"q' qbert, and Henry and Bud Barring
` tim, father and son, were participants.
SThe two Barringtons were killed out
'11ght and Robert Weatherford received
.'i;wunida which are said to be fatal.
Judgment for $17,000.
Alexandria, La.-Amos Black was
gi-,ven a Judgment in the district court
) ,ofnday morning against the Rock Isl
.4ld railway company for $17,000 for
personal injuries received at Lecomp
-!te, La., on Dec. 31, 1907, while in the
, 0ploy of the company above named.
iMr. Black' lost his aim as a result of
a:ot the injury. He institutedsuit
gaisnst the company for $25,000.
Rice Association Formed.
-Qeydan, La.-The Vermilion parish
Rice Association was orgapized this
Week, with H. W. Hair presilent, J. N.
J~oti vice piesident and W. O. Ques
ery secretary-treasurer. The next
i~etng will be held Feb. 13, when
'euident H. O. Winn of the Louisiana
Texa;lAssociation and W. B. Cob
ert,-president of the Louisiana Asso
tiou, will address the meeting.
ree Log-Loader Operators Injured.
/- Bogaluaa, La.-By the blowing out
ij a valve in an 1il tank on a log load
ier Monday Roy Post, Mr. Peacock and
'rask Stuqevant, operators of the ma
chine, were badly burned on the arms
(:id bodies. The accident happened
bar Rio, on the Franklington branch
of the Great Northern.
New Rice Mill at Kinder.
,Lake Charles, La.-Ground was ac
itred Micnday at Kinder by a com
ny headed by J. Alton Foster, man
of the Lake Charles Rice Mill,
a rice.mill to be bbilt in time for
e coming season. The mill will have
barrels a day capacity and cost
Q Premihent Loulslanan Dead.
bile, Ala.-Jobn -T. Nlxon,'On. of
pmost pominent Odd Fellows in
,c and a publisher of Crow
Il, died suddenly Monday. He
Shere a week age to visit his
S:and. underga an operation.
was due to internal hemorrhage.
Ies of 20,000 Bags.
La.-M. G. Baumgarten,
j:United States mill at
t he mill selling over
eaa rice lately, and
telag the best it ever
bage a day.
ar Holmes, a ne
SHORT NEWS MENTION
OF HOME AND ABROAD OF IITER
EST TO EVERYBODY.
EPITOME OF LATE HAPPENINGS
Of the Entire Week of Most Interest
ing Reading of Importance
After devoting almost its entire ses
sion Saturday to the consideration of
the subject, the House of Representa
tives passed a bill making several
amendments to the national bankrupt
Early in December R. B. Rentfro
was nominated to be postmaster at
Brownsville, and shortly afterward R.
B. Crueger was named to be collector
of customs at Brownsville to succeed
John W. Vann. Neither of them has
been cinfirmed. Just what the objec
tions to Mr. Renfro are could not be
learned. As to Crueger, it has been
charged that he declared that he
would not accept the appointment if
it deprived him of practicing law.
Joseph Nimmo, Jr., one of the few
surviving close personal friends of
Abraham Lincoln, Saturday took issue
with a statement appearing in a local
newspaper that President Schneider
of the Chicago Board of Education has
forbidden the singing of "Dixie" at the
Lincoln centennial as treasonable.
T;e postofflce department an
nounced that one additional letter car
rier has been appointed to the city
delivery service of the following Tex
as cities: Lee W. Outlaw at El Paso;
Claudius S. Shuferd at San Angelo.
The following Texas pastmasters'
nominations were sent to the senate
by the president: William L. Rogers,
Conroe; William Reese, Floresville;
E. P. Flannagan, Henderson; William
S. Train, Lancaster; John N. Johnson,
Rockwall; Alva B. Langston, Bloom
ing Grove; A. G. Michel, Higgins;
Louis A. Ackerman, Mabank.
The treasury department has ap
plication of the Trinity National Bank
at Dallas, Texas, to become a National
bank with a capital of $600,000. The
treasury department has extended the
corporate existence of the First Na
tional Bank of Clarksville, Texas.
The steps taken by Governor Camp
bell looking to the topographic map
ping of Eastern and Southern Texas,
with special drainage surveys, the
work to be done in co-operation widh
the Federal Government, is a move
ment in the reclamation of two mil
lion acres of swamp lands alone values
would be created equal to the entire
probable cost of the Panama canal, to
say nothing of the annual losses from
overflow amounting' as high as $6,000,
000 in one year.
Declaring that "if the government
is to act with full efficiency against
criminals it must have some force of
secret service agents who can act
against criminals anywhere," President
Roosevelt in a statemqnt, made public
from the White House Wednesday, em
phatically reiterated his opinion on re
stricting the field of usefulness of the
STATE AND DOMESTIC.
A dozen deaths, mostly those of ne
groes, was the toll taken Saturday in
Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia in
the first serious windstorm of 1909.
The old home of Gen. U. S. Grant on
the Gravois road, St. Louis county, has
been purchased by Mr. Augustus A.
Busch, the millionaire brewer, and
turned into a model game preserve.
The general's famous log cabin, which
has b'een lifted bodily and taken to
several expositions, has also been ac
quired and returned to its original
Friday, March 5, will be hangman's
day in Louisiana. Eight men, the larg
est number to be expected in one day
in the criminal records of Louisiana
for many years, will be hanged at that
time unless the executions are stayed,
which now seems improbable.
The great battleship Delaware was
successfully launched from the yards
of her builders, the Newport News
shipbuilding and .Dry Dock Company,
Saturday. The launching was it
nessed by 3,000 people.
Rear Admiral 6perry in. Gibraltar,
Friday approved the findings of the
court martial which tried Capt. Qual
trough of the battleship Georgia on. 1
the charge of intoxication. While the
findings were not made public, 'it is
said that the officer has been dis-1
graced and that he probably will be
Judge A. M. Carter, 61 years of age,
for twenty-five years one of the prom- 1
inent lawyers of Fort Worth, who was
a candidate for justice of the Court of
Civil Appeals three years ago, was I
found dead in a bathtub at the nata- I
torium bathhouse. 1
The Nevada senate Friday showed
its feeling concerning the anti-Japan
ese legislation, when the Dodge reso
lution froap the 'asembly asktn for a
war fleet in the Pacific, which also re
ferred to the Japanese as "a menace
to America's peace," came up. The 1
resolution passed the assembly unan
tsously and was reported favorably
by the comminttee in the senate, but
when it was placed on third reading
W°odbury, republlc, tat
Yussif Mamhout, the Turk, defeated
Raoul de Rouen Friday night in Oma
ha in two straight falls. The match
was cheduled for a handicap, the Turk
to throw the Frenchman twice in an
hour. After fifty minutes were ug
without a fall, the Frenchman's man.
ager announced his man would wrestle
to the finish. The Turk secured the
first fall ten minutes after.
Funds raised by the relief organiza
tions for the earthquake victims in
Italy have reached a total of $3,641,
000, representing the contributions
which poured in through the three
leading organizations, the American
National Red Cross, the Italian gov
ernment committee and the Italian
While returning from Sutherland
College, where he delivered his lec
ture, "The Prince of Peace," Saturday
afternoon, William J. Bryan came near
losing his life. A big machine in
which he was riding threw., a tire on a
bridge near Tarpon Springs, Florida,
and plunged into the trestlework,
throwing the occupants out, Mr, Bry
an was on the side next the one' which
struck the woodwork and was Jammed
against a rail and suffered consider
The citrus fruit growers of the coast
plain of Texas were united into a com
pact, militant organization in Houston
Wednesday. The Organization was per
fected under particularly auspicious
circumstances. State Commissioner of
Agriculture Kone was present and par
ticipated in the deliberations, and cit
rus growers were present to the num
ber of 200., They perfected a body that
is fashioned on the powerful organiza
tions that have acomplished so much
for the same industry in California and
As a result of the investigation by
the grand jury of the alleged frauds
in connection with the scheduling of
town lots in Muskogee, Okla., eight
indictments were returned Wednesday.
The charge against the defendants is
conspiracy to defraud the government.
The names of those indicated are ,Gov
ernor Charles N. Haskell, F. B. Severs,
A. H. English, C. W. Turner, W. T.
Hutchings, Jesse W. Hill and Walter
Chas. Fosserman, a truck gardener
of Martindale, Texas, Tuesday showed
a wagon load of cabbage weighing
from two to twelve pounds per head.
The death of Clay Bell, an 18-year
old boy, which occurred in Temple,
Texas, Tuesday following a brief siege
of pneumonia will have the effect of
removing from the Bell county district
court docket what promised to be a
celebrated criminal case. Young Bell
was under indictment for killing his
stepfather in Temple some months
ago, the instrument of death being a
double-barreled shotgun. His reasons
for the deed were alleged ill treat
ment of his mother and threats on the
part of the stepfather to kill the en
Tuesday three cars of Satsuma or
ange - trees, citrus trifoliata, grape
fruits, kumquats and ornamentals
from Japan were being unloaded at
Alvin, Texas, and inspected and made
ready for the Texas planters. In ad
dition to the many thousands of Sat
suma orange trees there were many
other varieties, in fact more than thir
ty were brought for planting and test
ing in Texas. Flour varieties of grape
fruit, three of kumqluats, several each
of peaches, plums and jasmines were
also in this shipment.
Sam 2eeples, a prominent farmer,
was fatally injured by the westbound
Frisco passenger train near Chicka
sha, Okla., Sunday, which crashed into
a wagon occupied by Mr. Peeples and
his son, Charles.
in Guthrie, Okla., Wednesday Judge
Cottrell sentenced D. H. Hallock of
Woodward county to pay a fine of
$1000 and to serve six years in the
federal prison at Leavenworth, ian.
Hallock, who is reputed to be one of
the wealthiest men in the state, wa,
indicted by the federal grand jury
some time ago and later convicted on
Capt. Ronald Afnundsen's pdlar ex
pedition is assured for the Sterthing
Saturday at Christiana; voted him 'a
subsidy of $18,000 necessary for the
outfitting of Nansen's famous ship,
the Fram. There was considerable op
position to the measure, but it was fin
ally carried by 87 votes tq 34..
Six persons were blown to pieces
Saturday by the explosion of a hirge
quantity of dynamite and 10,000 blast
ing cartridges in the storehouse of a
mine at Tutgtgeniux, France. The win
doews of all the houses within a radius
of three miles were broken by the
The body of Edward Henry Stroe
bel, the Apierican who for five years
hias been genera1 adtriser of the' gov
ernment of Slam, and who died at
Bangkok Jan. 16, 1908, was cremated
Friday. The king of Slam, Chiulalong.
horn, lighted the funeral pyre.
Horace G. Knowles, the Amerlican:
minister, took his departurg from Bu.
charest, Romania, Thursday after
noon. lHe ha. been transferred tO.
Nicaragua and will be succeeded by
Spencer Eddy, recently the American
minister to Argentina.
The Ahferican chamber of commerce
in Paris is deeply conchrned byt~hbe re
port of the parliamentary committee
appointed to jrepare silpan toi the re.
vision of duties, as it is found that the
new schedules proposed, will b1 great
blow to American expotts ti France.
With thie bad.. n od playing
"Home, BwBet Homer tu flet of six- i
teen battilesipr under kear ocdmliral
Sperry left Gibraltar at 11 o'clock Sat-.
~rd~r ~onu £r H~t~~ Ra~u O.'O
The Centenary of Darwin
Born February 12, 1809
N the list of great men
whose one-hundredth an
niversary of birth occurs
this year, the name of Dar
win stands out with full
prominence. An English bi
ographer closes his record of
the famous scientist's life with these
words: "A marvellously patient and
successful revolutionizer of thought;
a noble and beloved man."
Simplicity, kindliness, geniality,
modesty, courage, were distinguishing
traits of Darwin. Arrogance and pre
tense had no place in his make-up.
He loved truth for truth's sake, and
was willing to search for it tirelessly.
Although he held at the time high
rank as geologist and biolbgist, it was
not until the publication of "On the
Origin of Species by Means of Natural
Selection, or the Preservation of Fa
vored Races in the Struggle for Life,"
his theories began to make great stir
in the world. In the retirement and
quiet of his country home in the vil
lage of Down, Kent, he had for years
been making patient, laborious study
of the mystery of species, and in the
work put forth at the age of 50 he
propounded a theory of biological evo
lution, what is known as the "Darwin
ian theory." In evidence of his gen
erosity and modesty, attention should
be called to the attitude taken by him
regarding an essay written by the nat
uralist, Mr. Alfred Russell Wallace, in
February, 1858, in which Mr. Wallace
pift forth the same theory as that he
himself had arrived at; "the two men
having, independently and unknown to
each other, conceived the same very
ingenious theory." Darwin was strong
ly inclined to withhold from publication
the memoir he had ready on the sub
ject, yield priority .gnd all honors to
Wallace; but the matter was settled
by laying before the Linnean society
seleetions from 'the papers of both
men, Darwin's paper was read in July,
1859, his great wdrk aplpeared in the
fall of the following year.
As is well known, Darwin's evolu
tionary theories were regarded as
very revolutionary, and violdnt attacks
were made on views and 4uthor, espe
cially by the orthodox and religious
3outnals. Denunciation, satire and
ridicule were employed to express the
judgment of reviewers, but the one
who had caused all the agitation se
renely kept to his way, not answering
attacks, but making corrections and
additions to his work. "A second edi
tion of' the ;"Origin of Species" ap
peared six weeks after the first, a
third came out a little more than a
year after the second. By the time
ofh&aiixth zedition, I872, Darwin was
able to declare that almost every
naturalist of the day admitted the
great: ptp ciplept, evolution.
In "The Descent of Man" he came
out openly with what had been im
0pied in the "Origin of Species," be
lief -in the evolution of man from ani
mal ancestors; "after discussing the
steps inf' the genealogy of man, he
comes to the conclusion that from/the
old-world monkeys, at a remote period,
proceeded man, 'the wonder and glory
of the iiiverse., "
His , Arst botanical book, "On the
Variotu C6ntrivances by Which Or
chlds,.Are Fertilia~dby Insects," was
brOtight oDV in 1862,'tl8a6 pronounced
"the most nmasterly treatise on any
branch of vegetable physiology that
a4 ever Sppea .". This was followed
by "The Movment and HIbits of
Citiibit Plpts," later by a work on
"'TeVarisatiqn of Animals and PlaSnts
Under Domestication." "The Expres
ston of theb Etottons in Man and Anl
l7u i9,,'£ ¶I5 work on.
Jilh7*i tbtia tonowed by "p.he Etaets
of Cross and Self Fertilization in the
Vegetable Kingdom," "The Different
Forms of Flowers in Plants of the
Same Species," and "The Power of
Movement in Plants"-works of in
finite value to the science of biology.
As illustration of his wonderful pa
tience in research mention should be
made of his study of earthworms, car
ried on for a period of 30 years, the
result of this study presented to the
public in his last contribution, "The
Formation of Vegetable Mould
Through the Action of Worms." In
this work he says: "The plow is
one of the most ancient and most val
uable of. man's inventions; but long
before he existed the land was in fact
regularly plowed, and still continues
to be thus plowed, by earthworms. It
may be doubted whether there are
many other animals which have played
so important a part in the history of
the world as have these lowly or
Darwin suffered most of his life from
stomach trouble, and was not able to
work continuously through the day,
had to conserve his energies with
Charles Robert Darwin was born at
Shrewsbury, England, February 12,
1809, the same day that Abraham
Lincoln was born. He was son of Dr.
Robert Darwin and grandson of Eras
mus Darwin, naturalist and poet. His
maternal grandfather was Josiah
Wedgewood, the celebrated potter. The
family was in affluent circumstances,
the naturalist all his life in a position
to pprste his studies uninterrupted by
financial worries. He early showed
perhaps more than a boy's usual taste
for collecting, and amid the flowers,
shrubs and pets of his father's home
-The Mount-began the study of Na
ture. During a period of work at Edin
burgh university he evinced much in
terest in zoology, later at Cambridge
was strongly attracted to natural his
tory. Cambridge associations brought
him invitation to join as naturalist the
scientific expedition of H. M. S. Bea
gle, and in 1831 Darwin set forth on
that long and fruitful voyage which
was to color and mold all his future
work. The voyage lasted five years,
and though persistently troubled by
chronic sea-sickness, Darwin was in
defatigable in work. His book, "A
Naturalist's Voyage Round the World,"
is very widely known. His contribu
tions on the structure and distribution
of coral reefs and geological observa
tions on volcanic islands anl on South
America were of highest value.
Three years after the close of the
voyage, in 1839, he married his cousin,
Emmna Wedgewood, a 'union that
proved very happy. There were nine
children, two of whom died in child
hood. In 1842, being in ill health in
London, he took up residence at Down
House, a delightful country place, and
amid ideal surroundings pursued his
scientific investigations:. Of the do
mestic life there are many pleasant
records, the genial home, the generous
hospitality, the children and dogs, the
devoted servants, the flowers and
vines and pets. It was at Down House
the end came, April 19, 1882; quietly,
with no violence of pain, no actual
sickness, just a gradual loss of
strength, able to work a little the day
before his death.
He was buried in Westminster Ab
bey, near Sir John Herschell and Sir
Isaac Newton. - On the Sunday follow
ing the burial, the bishop of Carlisle,
preaching at Westminster, admitted
Darwin had produced a greater change
in the current of thought than any
other man. In Germany the Allge
mAetne zeltag declarid "Our century
is Drwlafi' century."
HE ALMOST REMEMBERED IT,
Boy at Least Had Combination Some.
where Near Right.
Donald had returned from a visit
to the country, and was full of rem.
iniscences of l;ersons and things that
had interested him. "I nott a boy,
mamma," he said, "that had the queer
est name I ever heard. lie said his
folks found it in the Old Testament.
It was-it was--let me see--yes, it
was Father William, or William Fa
ther; I've forgotten just now which.
But it was one or the other."
"But, Donald," said his mother,
"thlere is no such name as Father Wil.
liam or William Father in the Old
"Are you sure, mamma?"
"I certainly am, dear. I have read
it through several times. William is a
comparatively modern name. It isn't
anywhere in the Bible."
"Well, but--oh, I remember now!"
exclaimed Donald. "It was Bildad!-
CHILD HAD SIXTY BOILS,
And Suffered Annually with a Red
Scald-Like Humor on Her Head.
Troubles Cured by Cuticura.
"When my little Vivian was about
six months old her head broke out in
boils. She had about sixty in all and
I used Cuticura Soap and Cuticura
Ointment which cured her entirely.
Some time later a humor broke out be.
hind her ears and spread up on to
her head until it was nearly half cov.
ered. The humor looked like a scald,
very red with a sticky, clear fluid com.
ing from it. This occurred every
spring. I always used Cuticura Soap
and Ointment which never failed to
heal it up. The last time it broke
out it became so bad that I was dis.
couraged. But I continued the use of
Cuticura Soap; Ointment and Resol.
vent until she was well and has never
been troubled in the last two years.
Mrs. M. A. Schwerin, 674 Spring Wells
Ave., Detroit, Mich., Feb. 24, 1908."
Potter Drug & Chem. Corp., Sole Props., Bostoe.
FULL OF HARMONY.
Old Sport-I suppose you've come
of a musical family?
The Other-Musical! Bless you, sir,
why even our dog's got a brass band
round its neck!
After the dry goods salesman had
completed his business with Cyrus
Craig, Centerville's storekeeper, he
asked what was going on in the town.
"Had any entertainments this winter?"
"No," said Mr. Craig, "not one. Sa.
lome Howe's pupils have given two
concerts, piano 'and organ, and the
principal of the 'cademy has lectured
twice, once on 'Our National Forests'
and once on 'Stenes As I Know Them;'
but as far as entertainments are con
cerned, Centerville hasn't got round to
'em yet"-Youth's Companion.
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