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THE RICE BELT JOURNAL
WELSH PTG. CO., LTD., Pubs. WELSH. LOUISIANA See that fly? Kill him! With all his faults, a fly doesn't botter one as much as dues a mos quito. They are fighting in Nicaragua, but why they are fighting no one seems to know. Blondes are becoming fewer, accord ing to statistics. So piany are "let ting it go back dark,' nowadays. The individual census cards make a pile 16 miles high. And the man high er up presumably is the top card. A liberal supply of sentimentalism is good for a nman; it keeps him from brooding over his non-Derformances. A St. Louis man chewed up a $5 bill With a sandwich. At that it was about as cheap as a piece of meat of corre sponding size. Massachusetts woman wants a di virce because her husband keeps a live lobster in the house. Well, what's she been keeping? And now a Beloit professor will tramp in the African wilds. How does he know those cannibals will be able to discriminate between a professor and a missionary? A Chicago surgeon has discovered how to graft new extremities on the bodies of his patients. Science should, in this way, be able to assemble a -man superior to the natural article. A man who started to cure by fast 'ing one of the ills that flesh is heir to has made the discovery that it cured all ailments in his case. Hay ing become defunct he is free from all disease, even the fever called living. Because Chinese immigrants have been detained on Angel island, the Chinese residents have boycotted American goods. Just what their rea soning is, is difficult- to understand. Evidently, however, they are trying to meet boycott with boycott The thrifty Dutch also are buying large amounts of American bonds and other securities for permanent and safe investment. The Netherlanders are a canny folk, and when they make a purchase of this kind it is pretty strong testimony to the excellence of the bargain. " That Culebra cut is one of the great difficulties in constructing the Panama canal. Late'st relcrts show that a vast mass of stone and mud has dropped into the excavated channel, involving a whole lot of extra work. But this is ode of the contingencies that had to be considered, and American pluck and perseverance will carry the job through in the face of all obstacles. i hysicians have succeeded in mak ing the stethoscope and telephone so sensitive that the heart beats of a pa tient in London were distinctly trans. W mtted to a seismologist on the Isle o.f Wight. It is expected that this will be of great use in enabling physicians to keep in more sensitive touch with their patients at all hours. The new battleship South Carolina has returned to Norfolk after a trip at sea for target practise with a new record with big guns, having ma sixteen bullseyes In sixteen shots wiTt te twelve-inch weapons. With a fore like that to their credit the jickies of the South Carolina must come pretty close to the champion ship for good shooting. The ex-Shah of Persia appears to have settled for himself at least the problem of what to do with deposed ;ponarchs. He is studying medicine and hopes soon to become a practising physician. And that is a much more ionorable and commendable proceed Ing than dwelling apart in sullen idle ness or plotting revolutions against his country. Some other "exes" bnight imitate his example with much credit to themselves. Of course it is guesswork as yet, and no one will know the actual popula tion of the United States until the decennial federal enumeration now in progress shall be completed. But word comes from Washington that census oficials, basing their opinion on what has been learned thus far, believe that the total for the country 'ill be not far from 100,000,000, which will surpass most estimates made pre fously. A Chicago judge bars wife beaters from citizenship. He might also bar them up away from the rest of the world. Here's a man complaining because "his wife eloped with his best friend." Friend, perhaps, was just trying to prove it, When there are a few niore flying machines the commuter who works in France and lfve. In Englan6 will have a Ivwing chanc. JACK JOHNSON WINNER JEFFRIES, HITHERTO UNDEFEAT ED, KNOCKED OUT IN 15TH. FAILURE TO "COME BACK" Now Demonstrated-The Great Jef fries Hopelessly Outclassed Johnson an Alert Panther. Reno, Nev.-John Arthur Johnson, a negro from Galveston, Texas, the son of an American slave, is the un disputed heavyweight champion of the world. Jas. J. Jeffries of California, win ncr of twenty-two chamnpic&Uship1 fights, the man who never before was brought to his knees by a blow, Nlon day passed into history as a broken idol. lie met litter defeat at the hands of the black champion. While Jeffries was not actually counted out, he was saved only from this humiliation by his friends plead ing with Johnson not to hit the fallen man again, and the towel was brought into the ring from his corner. At the end of the fifteenth round Referee Tex Rickard raised the black arm and the great crowd filed out, glum and silent. Jeffrics was dragged to his corner bleeding from nose and mouth and a dozen cuts on the face. lie had a black closed eye and swollen features and he held his head In his hands, dazed and incoherent. Johnson walked off the ring with out a mark on his body except a slight cut on his lip, which was the opening of a wound received in training. JACK JOHNSON. Ring experts agree that it was not even a championship fight. Jeff ries had a chance in the second roundl, per haps, but after the sixth it was plain that he was weakened and outclassed in every point, and after the eleventh round it was hopeless. It was the greatest demonstration the ring has ever seen of the failure of a fighter to '"come back" after years of retirement. The youth and sci ence of the black man made Jeffries look like a green man. The great Jeffries was like a log. The reviled Johnson was like a black panther In his alertness and defensive tactics. Johnson proved himself so absolute ly Jeffries' master that experts such as Corbett, the Australian sporting writ er and ring expert, said that Tommy Burns put up a better fight against Johnson, and that the black man was only playing with the white man. The end was swift and terrible. It looked I as though Johnson had been holding himself under cover all the rest of the time, and now that he had measured Jeffries in all his weakness he had de termined to stop it quickly. Jeifries had lost the power of de fense. A series of right and left upper cuts, delivered at will, sent him stag. gering to the ropes. The fifteenth round started with a clinch after Jeifries had failed to land on the body. Johnson then tore loose, and before the spectators were pre pared for the finish he had sent Jef fries down with lightning-like left and right blows to the jaw. Jeifries reeled and fell half way through the ropes on the west side of the ring and those near him saw that he had lost the sense of his surroundings, and that the faces of the ringside were a blur to him. His time had come. He was feeling what he had caused others to feel in the days Sf his youth and pow er. Johnson came over to the spot and stood posed over his adversary, his body ready for a left hook if Jeifries regained his feet. Jim Corbett, who twice had gone down before Jeffries' blows and who had stood in Jeifries' corner all dur ing this fight, telling Johnson what a fool he was and how he was in for the greatest beating of all his life, ran forward now with outstretched arms, crying: "Oh, go back, don't hit him." Jeffries painfully raised himself to his feet. His jaws had dropped, his eyes were nearly shut and his face was covered with blood. With trem bling legs and yielding arms he tried to put up a defense. But he could not stop a terrific right on the jaw, fol lowed by two left hooks. He went down again. Jeffries' physician and other friends jumped into the ring. "Stop it," they cried. "Don't put the old fellow out." HUMAN NATURE VP Tt* (ýUESJ (ZYe 'll VP LPtllt er, oc do louse e GeSN n (CosJrsghL. . i I C -- ?tL) (Copy'rfght, 131U.) PASSING AWAY OF SENATOR M'ENERY During His Services As Senator He Was Known As An Independent Democrat-Sherman's Tribute. New Orleans, La.-United States SSenator Samuel Douglas McEnery died at his home Tuesday morning. Senator McEnery arrived from Washington Monday morning, suffer ing from an attack of indigestion. He was taken to his home where physi cians were hastily summoned. The Senator rallied somewhat after being treated, and showed marked improve ment. Later his condition took a turn for the worse, and early on Tuesday morning he lapsed into unconscious ness and death came peacefully. During his services as senator Mr. McEnery was known as an indepen dent democrat, who voted frequently with the republicans. This was true particularly in tariff legislation. Throughout the last two revisions of the tariff he contended jealously for the protection of the cane sugar in terests, and was willing to make many concessions to the majority party in return for favors shown to him. At times his attitude provoked some criticism from his party associates, but this never swerved him from his independent course. The fact that Senator McEnery was afflicted with almost total deafness prevented him from taking an active part in debates. Vice President Sherman, upon hear. ing of Senator McEnery's death, sent the following telegram to Mrs. McEn cry: "I am deeply grieved by the startl Ing news of Senator McEnery's death. Close association with him engender ed affection and respect. I feel a per psonal loss. His state and country lose a firm and faithfti servant. To you and his family I offer my tender sym pathies." :The body of Senator McEnery was laid to rest Friday at New Orleans. CAPTURED MADRIZ CUSTLM HOUSE Scrap Lasted Twenty Minutes-Total Casualties Were Fifty-Officers Captured. Bluefields, Nicaragua.-The govern ment custom house at Pearl Lagoon was taken Thursday by the rebels un der General Masis. The officers in the customs service were captured, as was General Matuty, who was former ly associated with the revolutionary cause. Estrada's men also captured a large cannon and some provisions and ammunition. The fighting lasted only twenty minutes, and the total casualties aie said to be fifty. The steamer Columbia, with coal and provisions for the government gunboat Venus, stopped off the lagoon Thursday, but not receiving the sig nals agreed upon, departed, probably for Greytown. It is thought that President Madriz will order a custom house opened at Cape Gracias. New Braunfels Schools. New Braunfels, Tex.-The city pub lic schools closed Friday with appro priate exercises at the opera house, with about five hundred people pres ent. The graduation class consisted of ten, four young men and six young ladies, some of whom are preparing to enter higher institutions of learning. The New Braunfels schools are in ses sion ten months in the year. Ship Cattle for Grazing. Orange, Tex.-The record of one boat operating between Orange and Johnson's Bayou since Jan. 1 of this year shows that nearly 6,000 head of cattle were transported from the bay on country to Orange, Beaumont and Nlbletts Bluff, the majority of the cattle being brought to Orange for grazing advantages and for shipment Powdrill Denied Ball, Center, Tex.-In the examining trial of J. O. Powdrill, who is charged with murdering his son, Oscar, some eight miles of Center, several days ago, the defendant was remanded to jail with out bail. M1elons Declining. Hempstead, Tex.-The melon price is considerably off. The crop is be ing injured by the blight which is' de stroying the vines. Several ears ar being loaded daily. SENATOR TU4LEY DEAD Was One of the Few Who Declined Renomination-Died in Same House He Was Born. Memphis, Tenn.-Former United States Senator Thomas B. Tur ley died at his residence Friday after an illness of several weeks, aged 65 years. Senator Turley was appointed to fill the vacancy in the senate caused by the death of Senator Isham G. Harris, and at a special session of the legis lature was elected to serve the re mainder of the term, which expired in 1903. At the expiration of this term he declined to stand for re-election, and was succeeded by the late Sen ator E. W. Carmack. This was the only public office ever held by Sena tor Turley. Senator Turley died in the same residence in which he was born. STATE TREASURY DEPOSITS. Various School and Asylum Funds of State Receive Credit of $103,705.26 During the Past Month. Austin, Tex.-A total of $103,705.26 was deposited by the state treasurer during the month of June to the credit of the various school and asylum funds. Of that amount $67,670.S8 was prinicpals and $35,734.38 was interest. This does not represent the receipts for that period for, under the new law, only about eighty per cent is requir ed to be deposited each month, the re mainder being kept in order to make refunds where title to lands did not pass, though first payments had been put up. Frequently attempts to pur chase or lease school and asylum land fail because of errors or conflicts and the state refunds the money. The twenty per cent is retained each month for that purpose and what is left is deposited the following month. MOVING THE PEACH CROP Five Thousand Cars of Elbertas To Be Shipped-Crop is Above the Average. Marshall, Tex.-Two thousand cars of Elberta peaches is the crop expected from the Jacksonville and East Texas fruit district this year, it is stated. Already, according to authentic information, 1700 cars of tomatoes and early peaches have been transported to points East. The crop this year is said to be much above the average in yield. New Texas Postmasters. Washlngton.-Texas postmasters ap pointed: Falba, Walker county, Willie G. Lawlis, vice G. J. Lawlis, removed; Free, Terrell county, Emma L. Simp son, vice J. L. Tarver, resigned; Glencove, Coleman county, James A. Hamilton, vice J. P. Tatum, resigned; Milburn, McCulloch county, John B. Teague, vice J. C. Thomas, resigned; Mount fiouston, Harris county, Ed ward R. Schnlnzler, vice A. L. Standi ford, resigned; NEbors, Jones county, Laura A. Bouldin, vice E. M. Lusk, re eigned; Placid, McCulloch county, John S. Seago, vice 0. IH. Robbins, re signed; Trent, Taylor county, Aubrey C. Terry, vice J. M. McFerrin, remov ed; Waverly, Walker county, Ruby L. Cohn, vice M. M. Cghn, resigned. Charles White Second Referee. Reno, Nev.-Charles White, the 'widely-known New York sporting man was appointed second referee of the Jeifries-Johnson contest Thursday by agreement of the fighters and Pro moter Rickard. White will be at the ringside and in case of accident to Rickard will step into the ring and take charge of the contest. Mrs. Lilija Dead. JHouston, Tex.-Mrs. Lillja, who, with her daughter, Elvira, was burned Saturday night, as the result of a kero. sene stove explosion, died 'uesC'ay. Mrs. Lillia was fearfully burned about the hands, face and the upper part of the body. She survived her daugh ter only a few hours. Killed by Lightning. Greenville, Tex.-Lightning Tuesday struck and killed Brack Moore and in jured Tom Cochran, two farmers, NEW RAILROAD RATE LAW WAS SUBJECT OF DISCUSSION BETWEEN TAFT AND KNAPP. Commission's Increased Power to Be Exercised Only When Rates Are Believed Excessive. Beverly, Mass.-President Taft had a long talk Friday with Chairfan Knapp of the Interstate Commerce Commission regardling the administra tion of the new railroad rate law. At the conclusion of the interview it was made plain that the added authority given to the conimission by the new statute is not to be used arbitrarily or for the purpose of hindering the rail roads in the conduct of their legiti mate business. The power to suspend new rates, probably the most direct weapon placed in the hands of the commission, is to be used only in ex ceptional cases. Chairman Knapp told the president that the commission had refused an application under the law for a sus pension of increased rates on horse vehicles and automobiles. lIe said there was nothing in the face of things to show that the new rates were un Just or unreasonable. The Interstate Commerce Cormmis sion will not attempt to fix definite rates for the railroads, and the power of suspension will be appied only to crates When a preliminary hearing gives indication that tney are exces sive. In all such contested cases the president was informed that the com mission wil endeavor to arrive at the facts at the earliest possible moment. From time to time since the new law went into effect there have been indications that some of the big rail roads have been considerably worried as to the extent and manner in which the rate-regulating clauses of the new law would be employed by the com mission. Stock manipulators in Wall street, the adminiotration had been informed, were trying to trade upon this doubt and to make the most of the situation to their own advantage. It can be authoritatively stated that It was never intended that the new law should be a club or that it should be a means of profit taking by bears in the market. The commission will not "run amuck" and will do nothing to jeopardize the interests of invest ors. DEATH OF VIRGINIA'S FAVORITE SON Senator Daniel Passed Away at a Lynchburg Sanitarium Wednesday From a Stroke of Paralysis. Lynchburg, Va.-John W. Daniel, senior United States senator from Virginia and for more than thirty years Virginia's favoriite son, died at the Lynchburg Sanitarium W1ednes day, his death being due to a recur rence of paralysis. The immediate cause of death was a cerebral hem-1 orrhage sustained at loon Wednesday In the rigiht portion of his brain, in volving the right side. This was in ad dition to the paralysis of the left side, which was sustained last winter while In Florida for his health. Dissolution was very rapidl, for when the final and complete failure of heart action began it progressed with great rapidity, and in five min utes the patient was dead. The funeral of Senator Daniel was held Friday at Lynchburg, Va. Taxable Value Estimates. Austin, ex.-The controller Friday received the estimates of the taxable values of the following counties: An derson County-Value, $11,81S,900; de crease, $358,420. San Augustine Coun ty-Value, $4,322,403; increase, $54, 953. Upton County-Value, $1,169,. 090; increase, $46,240. Midland Coun ty-Value, $5,500,000; decrease, $129, 893. Andrews County-Value, $1,256, 345; increase, $324,945. La Salle County-Value, $4,189,232; increase, $19,814. Moore County-Value, $2, 462,921; increase, $72,626. Wilson County-Value, '$9,648,200; increase, $442,950. Storm at Estherwood. Estherwood, La.-Estherwood was visited by a severe electrical storm and heavy downpour of rain, over six inches of rain falling in the last forty eight hours. During the height of the storm the steeple of the new Catholic Church was struck by lightning, tear ing off part of the covering and run ning down the front of the church, tearing off boards and opening the front door, throwing pieces of lumber a hundred feet from the building. Can't Evade Texas. Washington.-President Taft Wed nesday said rather positively that ne will go to Texas this fall. He said a definite program can not be announc ed, but he regards it settled that he will go to Texas in November. Chinese Are Scared. Naco, Ariz.-Two Chinese establish ments at Camanea, Sonora, have wired the Chinese minister at Washington demanding protection from Mexicans who are said to be preparing to wreck all Chinese stores and run the owners out. $200,000 Church. Orange, Tex.-The Lutcher Mem orial Church, which is being con structed at a cost of over $200,000, is nearing completion. SABINE ISLANOS GOES TO LOUISi I About 8000 Acres Involved in Decis' by interior Department -History of the Case Washington--Aci L 'retary Interior Pierce has r- the ge ' eral land office and ii :!at the bine Islands, whitb .:'., Ain the ls ject of controversy 1 :ýbý the State T of Louisiana and T'1\.c: :tie ithin th jurlsdicttion of Lou ai and are pa of the public donlerT. ~ the United States. The land a,:t,. 4 ds ordered to carry out the i ,1 : 1 issued i b 190 , to have the I. mined to It cstablish their swa :.ter ith 1 w.I;~ e ithb the view to issluinm to Louls!, ana, the Stat' l.a:.: ,l aPilt iton for it. They embrace t about sil! acres of i which are close to Iteaulrnt , T, c. il field and are beliesced to . in oil and gas. Texas contend'd 4 internea. tional boundary * I:0 : ,: appoint ed by the IUnited arid Repub. lic of Texas, whic h 5 s. "l the bout. dary along the e! : k uof the S, hine River in I-1, , t ' the east channel around t i . in contrn. versy and also huilt 10 a siring cast on prescription and !i. adlmissioni of the Louisiana mi;p I akers that the islands were in T'xs. on the oth. er hand, the land Pit + of Texas has made admissions tt hIat islands were sold by the State under a nistake of jurisdiction. The opinion, which is in the form of a letter to the conmissnio er of the general land office. stat. s that there Is no discrepancy between the map and the journal of the boundary col. mission, as was conttendiid Iy Texas; that until congress gave Texas per mission to extend her bl"andary to the middle of the Sabine River that state had owned no part of the river ani only to low water mark, and that con. gress in granting an extension to Tex. as could not have granted any tern tory which was under the jurisdir'ioa of Louisiana. TRIUMPH FOR AMERICANS German Campaign of Slander Against the Deutsche Vacuum Oil Company Fails. Berlln.-The long and venomous campaign waged by Gerwan newspa pers and rival industriail interests against one of the German branches of the Standard Oil company-the Deutsche Vacuum Oil company-has just been brought to a viitorious end for the Americans invo:ved. A well-known Ilanmburg na wspaper for months printed such a series of attacks on the "American graft meth ods" alleged to have beenti prac:iced by the vacuum company in the con. duct of its German ibusi:iness that the public prosecutor of lhamburg felt constrained to make an ofticial inves tigation with a yew to eventual in* dictments. The prosecutor has now concluded his invcstigation. especially of the work of E. L. Quarles, Ameri can manager of the German comr pany's sales department, and an nounces that no necessity exists for pursuing the inquiry further. No evidence of anything warrantlng prosecution was found against Mr. Quarles, and the costs of tile entire in. quiry will be borne by the state. The result of the investigation con stitutes a notable triumph for Amefe ican Interests in Germany. It is not the first time that Germans finding themselves unable to compete with Americans on ordinary terms, have resorted to slander. Wreck on Katy. Waxahachie, Tex.-A northboun6 freLght train was wrecked on the Katy Friday morning one mile south a Red Oak. Sixteen cars went into the ditch. Mart School Bonds Registered. Austin. Tex.-The attorney gener al's department Thursday approved and the controller registered $40,000 Mart Independent school district schoolhouse bonds, twenty-forties at S per cent. It was these bonds which the attorney general's department re fused to approve, holding the Mart Independent school district Invalid. Mandamus was filed against the at torney general and the Supreme Court upheld the validity of the district. New Carload Rate. Austin, Tex.-The railroad cornmis sion Wednesday approved a rate of 8c a hundred pounds on can goods, carload lots, minimum 30,000 pounds a car, from Galveston and Port Holivar to Beaumont and Orange, effective July 15, expiring Dec. 31. Special au thority was granted for the adoption of a rate of 3-4c a ton a mile for traits portation of ice, carload lots, from Houston and Galveston to Jackson ville and Troupe. Effective July 1. Cuban Primaries Turbulent. Havana.-Scenes of great disorder attended the primary elections Friday by the Havana Zayista faction, held for the purpose of electing delegates to a convention which will arrange the termns of the union between the Zavis. ta and Miguelista branches of the lib eral party. Ice for Runge. Runge, Tex.-Friday was the first day the Runge creamery and ice plant f.urnlihed ice for the towa.