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' hppegi9gg of 19tere&t.. Capital City Notes. When the Statie Prison Board meets in Miarch it will find that the $25u,000 constitutional limitation will be at its disposal for distribution among the (onfederat e pen sioners now )upon the pension list or who have the applica tion on lile. but have not had it taken up by the colmmtnision because there were no funds to distribute. This will gi\ e an increase of $12',, 000 to the veterans. The last legisla ture mad, n ll approlpriation of $1-;5,01.1 but a coutniitut ional amentndment was passed and submnitted to the people voting a onie-itli of a mill tax for Con federate veterans. This amendment was adopted by the people in the re cent election. The taxes from this amendment will come in on the rolls of 1911, but the State Board of Liquidation held that the money would be available without further legislation from the General Assembly this year. and that it could be drawn against by the State Pension Board. The $250,000 is the constitutional limit allowed by law for the pension ing of the veterans, and it is $125,000 larger than was ever enjoyed by the veterans betore. The increase will allow the Pension Board to place upon its rolls names that have been on its application file for some time, but could not be considered because the funds were not available. The new rules for the boys' corn clubs, governing the entrance require ments for illi, have been announced and are as follows: 1. All members must ce Cet\veen 10 and IS years of age on Jan. 1, 1911. . All members must attend the boys' institute, which will be held in each parish to recog nize the pari:Lh clubs. 3. Each menm ber must plant one acre (4,540 square yards) in corn, using any variety he chooses. 4. Lacir boy must do his own work. tBoys under 15 years of age may hire their land broken.) 5. Members must study circulars sent them and looow the directions given. 6. Members must keep records of their crops-time and manner of breaking the land, preparing seed-bed, planting, cultivation, manure and fertilizer used, seed, etc. 7. Each boy must keep an account of cost of producing his crop. 9. Every boy must make an exhibit at the parish contest. 10. Every mem ber must measure his yield and report on blanks to be furnished him. Truck Growers Meeting. Monroe.-The truck growers' meet ing called Saturday by Agricultural Commissioner L. A. Markham, of the Missouri Pacific-Iron Mountain Sys tem, was not largely attended, but those present were representative planters and farmers. The meeting was presided over by Secretary An derson, of the Monroe Progressive League. Addresses were made by J. Cobb, representing the American Re frigerator Transit Company; Daniel T. Sherman, of the Trucker and Farmer, New Orleans; E. J. Watson, of the North Louisiana Experiment Station, and Mr. Markham. Omega Lodge Installs Officers. Napoleonville.-The Omega Lodge, Knights of Honor, has installed: Dic tator, Casimere Blanchard; vice dic tator, Nic Blanchard; assistant dicta tor, P. C. Barbier; reporter and finan ciml reporter, Charles Heno; chaplain, Edgard Aucois guardian, Clay Mar quette; sentenel, Aubert Delaume; trustees, C. T. Wortham, P. H. Gilbert, and Solomon Klotz. Big Crowds Visit Health Exhibit. Robeline.-The health exhibit train has brought to stations visited on the Texas and Pacific Railroad the largest crowds ever congregated in those towns. The record for three days is six towns visited, twelve lectures, six school leagues organized, three proc lamations by mayors for clean-up days and 2,000 people shown the exhibit. Fatal Shooting Affray. New Orleans.-Ferdinand Cure, a truck planter, is dead and C. M. St. Germain, registrar of St. Bernard Par ish, was arrested as the result of a quarrel over the disposition of a shot gun which led to a ratal snooting af fray Sunday. The shooting occurrTed in a store. St. Germain claims he shot In self-defense. Negro Hacked to Pieces. Shreveport.-Lige Neville, a coun try negro, was brought to Shreveport Mionday for medical attention as the result of a murderous assault made upon him Monday near Gillian by two unknown negro highwaymen, who held him, cut his throat terribly, stab bed him in the head, robbed him, and then left him to die. Plantation Sold. Plaquemine.--Elnora plantation, be longing to the Elnora Planting Cornm lany, one mile below Bayou Gouba, was sold to P. C. Lorio, who owns the St. Elizabeth place and is president of the Allemania Planting Company. The Purchase price was $47,000. New Mayor for Mementau, Estherwood.-Governor Sanderst has *DPointed R. Harrington, an employe -O f the Southern Pacific Railroad, may S: or of Mermentau, vice Henry L. Sweet, Louisiana Observes Historical Event. New Orleans.--lhe aniversary of the battle of New Orleans, which ur'Ollght success to the arms of Amer .ea under the leadership of (;ceral I Andrew Jackion, \\as oblc\ved in New Urleans and throughlout Louisll.ua on .londay as a legal holiday. An IrUn ressivS e r.retlllOly ill collliec tion w,til the observance of this anui iersary was the celebration at I'rsu line C(onvent of the centennial of the establishment of the devotion of Our Lady of Prompt Succor. That the beautiful statue of the lBlessed Vir gin brought victory to the Americain troops on that umemtorable Jan. S, 181, is the belief of the devout Catholics. Following the battle General Jackson declared the victory was a supernatu ral one and himself requested of Bish op l)ubourg that a special day of haniiksgiving be set aside. Annually since that date New Oreans has flock ed around the statue and paritvi-ipated in solemn mass of thanksgiving. Firm Dissolved Partnership. Lucy.---After an existence of thirty six years, the firmn of Huirc(h & ('ham pagne, sugar planters and merchants, has been dissolved. Emile IBurch will hereafter be the sole owner of fiy melia and Glendale plantations and the Glendale store. and A. ('hampagne and J. E. Champagne retain the Gold Mine plantation and store. Glendale and flymelia comprise 18,0)00 acres, of which 15,000 are under cultivation, the remainder being cypress swamps ex tending to Bayou des Allemands. Gold Mine, to which was added California plantation some years ago, has 12,000 acres under cultivation. Glendale has an open pan system of sugar-making. while the Gold Mine uses the vacuum system. Gold Mine is val:ed at $1 SO, 000 and Glendale at $100,00). Louisianians Storm Washington. Was'hington.-Headed by Governor Jared P. Sanders of Louisiana and Mayor Behrnan of New Oricans, 150 of Louisiana's most prominent citizens came to Washington Monday in a spe cial train to present their claims for New Orleans as the place to hold the exposition marking the opening of the Panama Canal in 11153. They storm - ed the White !louse, where they urged the Crescent City's claims tupon Presi 1 dent Taft and then proceeded to the capitol, where they took up the mat ter with senators and congressmen. 'I ne party will remain in Washington a week. To Divide Schools. Many.-The efforts made by citizens of the Mitchell school district, now in corporated with three other schools in t the northern part of the parish, to pre vent the location of the school build ing at Oak Grove because of its being too distant, was to no avail. A motion from patrons of Toro, in the southern part of the parish, to divide the con solidated schools of Progress, Pleasant Hill and Toro fared better. Some children of Pleasant Hill were assigned to Toro and the school established. Circuit Judge Drew. Shreveport.-Announcement of the appointment of Judge H. C. Drew of Minden. La., as successor to Circuit Judge L. K. Watkins, resigned, was made Monday following the arrival of several Webster Parish citizens, who reported that Judge Drew received his commission two days ago. He will qualify as soon as the present session of the circuit court, which Judge Wat kins is attending, is finished. A Twenty-Mile Speed Limit. Natchitoches.-The Police Jury has ,adopted an ordinance fixing the speed - of automobiles over the public roads - at twenty miles an hour, and provid Sing stringent regulations protecting the - rights of the road. Each violation is punishable with fines from $5 to $50 Sand imprisonment of ten days, at the discretion of the district judge, before ,whom all complaints are triable. Cattle Driven Prom Swamps. Covington.-Parish Assessor War ren Thomas gives out that on account of high water in Pearl River swamps cattle had been driven from the cane brakes and rich pastures, and that Sthe succeeding cold spell resulted in many being frozen to death. Candidates for Secretary. Baton Rouge.-It is anticipated that there will be a number of candidates for the office of secretary of the Loui siana Railroad Commission, which will be made vacant when W. M. Barrow resigns to accept the position of as sistant to the Attorney General, in charge of the Railroad Commission -...gation. Louisiana Jurist Dead. Baton Rouge.--Jutge T. J. Kernan, one of the most prominent lawyers in Louisiana, and for years closely iden tified with politics in the state, died at '- is home Monday. He was born at Clinton, La., Feb. 16, 1854. A 12-Inch Artesian Well. Alexandria.-The Clifford Well Com pany is completing a 12-inch artesian well, with a guaranteed flow of 300,000 gallons, for the city. The well is 1,076 feet deep. Horsewhipped Man Retaliates. Shreveport.-F. G. Thorn was brought to Shreveport for treatment of . serious and probably fatal wound that is reported to have been inflicted at Vivian by Daniel Hunt, a clerk, who was previously horsewhipped by his victim. Louisiana Prohibition Cases. Lake Charles.-Vito Pecorino was Monday found guilty of violating the parish prohibition law. Sentence was deferred. ti. Louisiana State News NHppe9gig[ of I9terest for Cur Ahr\r Readers ri·i;Yf3ý,t3ifr?"' -JC'' -; r2:il "-'' '"?''X:' -:':' `?:·····, I·'·.J`t JY?.L- ý:s Capital City Notes. With the [)ccenmber tax set lements all in State Treasurer Steel has moro money in the fiscal agent bankls than he has had in a number of years. The total amount is over three million dol lars. The settlements for December alone, which have now all been re ceived, amount to over two million, the largest amnount rec'eived d aring one month. John Fitzplatrick, tax collector for Orleans Parish, made ait paymentt of $St00,000 as his portion of the I)e. eum ber collection of state taxes in the Parish of Orleans. The sum which the state treasurer has on deposit in the fiscal agent bankis has reached its floodtide for the year. There will be a gradual decrease from now on. as warrants are drawn against the dtie posits, until this years, as was done during 1910. the treasurer will reach bottomn and have to draw against the other funds to replenish thIe general fund. New Orleans Pacific Meeting. New Orleans.---At the annual meet ing of the stockholders of the New O()leans Pacitic Railroad C'oimpany, held here, George . G(;oult was re-elect ed president; W. F. Braggins, vice I ircsidenr, and \\. H. Elliot , secret ary of the company for the year 1911 I. Ttie directors elected were: Ieorge .1. Could, Edwin Gould, ltoward Gould, ('. E. Satterle" . NI.. JTfr.. New York; I,. S. Thorne, D)allas. Tax.: W . BIraggirns, Allbert laidwin, Jr., John J. 1Canuon. Peter Pascttur. . J. JWood xw ard. W. HI. Spencer. W\Villiam J. D. Arkley, Pearl \Vright and \V. R. El'!iott of New Orleans. Birdmen for Morgan City. Morgan City.-Morgant ('ity is to have an aviation meet March t. Con tracts were signed by Willard Ditch, secretary of the Morgan City and Her wick Board of Trade. Three aviators will give exhibition on that day. among :hem being James .1. Frisble. The imer thants have arranged a guarantee for the attraction. Excursions will be run from all sections within a radius of seventy-five miles. The (rontract stiplu lates that no such exhibition is to be put on within tifty miles of Morgan City by the National Aviation Aso.'ia tion, under which auspices this show will be conducted. Voted to Erect Agricultural School. Houma.-The citizens of the Fifth \Vard, Canal Belanger. being the Bourg School District, have voted a special 8-mill tax for fifteen years for the pur pose of buying a location and erecting buildings and accessories for an agri cultural school. Thirty-five taxpayers voted for the tax, with an aggregate assessment of $39.900, and four voted against the tax. with an aggregate as sessment of $2,300. The state will furnish an experienced agriculturist in charge of the school, paying his sal ary. New Orleans Rice Market. New Orleans.-The market for rough rice was active for all lines that came forward Faturday. Offerings were light and were maintained of Honduras grades. No sales were made in Japan grades. Clean rice was active and strong and all offerings were quickly taken up. Outside dealers took no interest in the market. Quotations: Rough--Honduras active at $2.00 and $3.25 per barrel; sales reported, 3.774 sacks at $1.81 and $3.20. Japan active at $2.00 and $3.10 per barrel; sales reported, 119 sacks at $3.00 and $3.50. Receipts-Rough' rice, 3,836 sacks; millers, 1,312 sacks. Oyster Beds Decision. New Orleans.-A decision holding that private ownership of "'ebb and flow" lands, including oyster beds, in this state is illegel, was handed down by Judge Fred B. King in the civil dis trict court Friday in the case of the state of Louisiana against the Bayou Johnson Oyster Company. The de cision, if sustained by the supreme court, will dispossess many Eastern orlporatio.s now working the rich oy ster beds of the state. Coroner Reports Existence of Smallpox Napoleonville.-At the monthly meeting of the Assumption Police Jury Dr. A. A. Aucoin, parish coroner, re ported a case of smallpox at the Na. poleonville sawmill, one at the Plat. tenville. The latter patient is a white man. Precautionary measures were ordered taken. Henry J. Dupre, road overseer, reported the highways in bet ter condition than ever before. Health Exhibit Train. White Castle.--Mayor Weill has ap pointed the city health officer, Dr. Guy A. Darcantel, with Dr. E. O. Tra han, Paull,. Viallon, Jr., and Luke B. Babin as an arrangement committee for the visit of the exhibit train of the State Board of Health. Cash Prize for Boy Farmers. Alexandria.-The Rapides Parish Police Jury will offer cash prizes from $25 to $100 to boys' corn clubs in the parish for the coming season Fix Price of Rice Water. Crowley.---The Louisiana Irrigation and Mill t'omplany at its annual ineet ing elected the old board of directors and the old officers. 'There was a full atlendance of sto:kholders. The mat ter of water rent caine up tor settle men, and was fixed on a basis that has received favorable comment fram irniE-'rs, the object of this c'inpany .iiit to satisfy complaints relative The rental basis fixed for 1911 is on(e !:h of the crop. provided the rice t ,ot grade lower than No. :. or a ash rental of $ti an acre, the farmer aving his choice of cash rental of :'?-tifi;h. The company retuses to ac cpit any rice except ones, twos and irtes, believ'ng that this is the surest s ay of discouraning the production of id rice. Many farmers will plant rice .niter the present arrangement who otld not have planted under the old. New Orleans Sugar Market. New Orleans.-The local sugar mar <ct "as steady Saturday. Prices were 1 shade lower, due to the sales of f. ). b. grocers' grades made on plaa ations Friday. No sales were re orded in 96 tests. Receipts from iinrtat:ons were 1,987 barrels, and vyore all sold. lefined sugars were in fair demand it quotations. New York refined su tars were quiet and unchanged. l.on lo n cabled that buyers were at quo ations for beet sugar; cane sugar dull and rather easier. Molasses and syrups were quiet and unchanged. Receipts front plantations were ::30 barrels. Sugar quotations: white clarified, I ,-16t : yelow. 3 7-8 and 4 1-2(: open kettle centrifutgals, 3 5-, and 3 13-16c. Molasses--Open kettle, ::) and 36c: -ontritugal. 12 and 24c. Syrnp, new, ,a r gallon. 1' and ,ic. Takings of American Cctton. New Orlea ns.--Secretary Hester gives the takings of American cotton b)y spinners throughout the world as ol lows. in round nulnhers: This week. 358,000 bales this year, against "26;,.000 last year and 441,000 i -,ar before last. 'Total since Sept. 1 this year, 5,3885, 100, bales, against 5,220.000 last year Ird 3,5ti3,000 the year before. Of this Northern spinners and Can ada took 1,321,000 bales this year, against 1,282.000 last year and 1,569. 000) the year before: Southern spin ners, 1,042,000 bales, against 1,058, u0) last year and 1,070.000 the year be fore: and foreign spinners, 3,022,000 hales, against 2,880,000 last year and :-.226,000 the year before. Ask For Fair Appropriation. Crowley.-The directors of the Aca dia Parish Fair Association sent a com mittee before the police jury to ask for assistance in getting out of debt. The committee consisted of President Mar tin, Jac Frankel and P. S. Lovell, each of whom made an argument in favor of the appropriation, showing that the parish had materially benefited by the fair and that its continuance delended on its receiving hell) from the parish. The police jury adjourned without tak ing any action on the petition. Poured Oil on Fire. Jennings.-Mrs. Paul W. Daniels was badly burned about the head and face Friday at her residence. She was starting a fire in a stove, using kero sene oil, and supposef there was no fire in the ashes, when an explosion occurred, throwing the burning oil in to her face and hair. She seized a small rug from the floor, wrapped it around her head, and succeeded in ex tinguishing the flames. Condemns City Water Supply. Sherevport.--At an open meeting Friday the City Board of Health adopted a resolution condemning as incFalthy and insanitary the present source of the city water supply, and served notice on the city administra tion to m9-te efforts within thirty days to remedy the trouble. If the com missioners fail to act the Board of Health will then call citizens together and urge them to correct the evil. Arrested for Burning Churcn. Alexandria.-Three negroes, Squire Anderson, Dunk Richardson and Jo seph Jackson, have been arrested and jailed on charee of burning a negro church building oan Bayou Rapides, near Lamonthe. The church was burn ed Monday, and is said to be the re sult of a disagreement over who was to be pastor of the congregation. Barn and Rice Burned. Crowley.-The barn of John S. Si mon. a few miles south of Crowley, tlurned this week. and 6)00 sacks of rice were destroyed. The rice was sold on Tuesday to the Crowley mill for S2.8l per barrel through the associa tIion, it was fully insured. Had Left Foot Crushed. Estherwood.-While feeding a hay SDress with rice straw south of town, Victor Coles had the misfortune oZ get ting his left foot crushed. Cities in Louisiana Gain in Population W a\V hi ton, 1). C'. --Louisian'- inl nicipalities having a poplnlatlin in eXcess of ,,000 contriltitel n(te-Thir I of the satel s total Increaýe ill p1)1l lation dll'ing Ih, palst Ii 'ears. Their coinmbined gron h was 12.22, or 26.7 per cent over their l ital pop ulatioln ii 1900 Some of the s.lan;ller place's sho-li\w dl splendid gains. Morgan (ity leadl the nlllliicipalities with an increase in pilpilation of 1:0)I per c(t l. ltxAl - andria increased ns per cn1: I.af;ay ette, 92 per tent: Moniro., SS1' " cent; Shreveport. 7, per (entt: Lakei ('harles, 71 Iri cent, antd l litli: .i; per cent, while New (O)rleans, which (contributed most of the munticipali ties' illcrease, grew only 18.1 per cenl1t. The nuimber of ll inicipalitihes in excess of .1,1000 gr*w frolll seven in 1900 to 11 in 1910. Not a loss in lopulation was shown in alty of these hittrts. Population statistics announcedl in cluded the following cities: Alexandria, 11,`1:I: Baton Rouge, 14,8!t7; Crowley, 5,0i9): 1Houtla, ,.0)24-; Lake Charles. 11,499: l afayette, 6.. ''92: Monroe, 10.209: M.organ City, 5,477; New Iberia, 7,499. SHOOTS ADVERSARY IN HEAD. Not, However, Until He Had Been Smitten on Both Chee's. itammnnond.-A shooting affray or curred at Robert, five miles east of this place, lietween Henry Lanior and Alfred (c'utrer. in which ('utrer was seriously, if noatf ally, wounded. Bad bloodd had existed between tlhe two men for some time, and the dif ficulty was brought to a climax when they met at Robert. lotli men, it is said, had been drinking, and both were armed. Cutrer with a knife andl Lanier with a pistol. On meeting, a quairrel ensued, and, according to witnesses, Cutrer laid his nife down and struck Lanier in the face, asking him at the same time if he had a gun. Lanier replied that he did have a gun, and that if Cutrer struck hint again he would kill him. For answer. Cutrer struck him another blow, when Lanier immediately drew his gun and fired one shot, the bullet entering the side of Cutrer's face and coming out at the back of his neck. The wounded man was brought to Hammond and placed in a hospital. SHERIFF D. J. REID IS FINED $50 He Pleaded Guilty to Assault and Battery Upon a Reporter. Lake Charles.-Sheriff D. J. Reid pleaded guilty in the district court to assault and battery upon Frank S. Berlin. a newspaper reporter, and was fined $50 and costs or 30 days in jail. In passing sentence, Judge Ov r erton scored the sheriff severely, re minding him that the sheriff's office belonged to the public and was no place to use for avenging personal grievances. He stated that a news paper had the right to ask for and expect information of interest to the public and that a reporter is in a way the agent of the public. The sheriff had a right to withhold in formation prejudicial to the public interest, but in no case had a right to answer an inquiry by personal assault. Charge Man With Assault on Woman. Kinder.-W. D. Horn of Elton was bound over to the district court by Judge Moore under a $250 bond. He is charged with assaulting Mrs. Mat tie Royse at Elton with a revolver. Kinder's wild animal farm along side the Frisco track is attracting much attention. Several elephants, Scamels and dromedaries belonging to a traveling circus are wintering at that point. Baton Rouge Has Five Less Saloons, Baton Rouge.-Five saloons of the city have closed for 1911, reducing the Snumber in Baton Rouge from 27 to 22,. the smallest number of saloons ever conducted in Baton Rouge within re cent years. Unwritten Law Is Upheld. Columbia.-The grand jury for the parish of Caldwell refused to indict S. B. Flultt, who killed Will Congden last August and who invoked the un written law as justification for the killing., Physician's Thumb Torn Off. Jeanerette.-While cranking his au tomobile a few days ago. Dr. J. G. Bouvier was badly hurt. The glove of Shis right hand became entangled in the crank shaft, twisting off his thumb and badly lacerating his entire hand before he could release himself. He was taken on the fast train to New Orleans for treatment, and hopes are entertained that with careful at tention he will be able to save his hand. 1 PARISHES PAY MORE POLL TAX. Total of 143,496 for 1910, Against 115,354 for 1909. Now Or' al . --Ins o Pllpe returns show a total of 142.13,:; poll taxes paid 1 hriouglhl nt 1 o ' stlate ot' I 'll yeatr .ilI, a; -ain St 1.-: t1 Ipaid in the -amne Ilarislhes during i10 . WVhile several Parishe. are still ni.,in4g, a fair idla o)f 1tioe proporlto aitle inrl'eas0 allliy be loin., parishes show a delcr'ease in thie nllt Itber of polls paid. notiably ano; thOllm being- the parish of Iast latot hO Iuge which showed h,:s1IiI paid in I1l , and only l ! ,191 for l!l0. It is explainiid from Baton lHottie that while the figutres show a falling off, the actual yvoting st rength in the par ish is incmrea ed, sin'e in 1909 a large nthoer of nlegroes were included in the total, while for the year just closed very few are among the :1,19 recorded. Caddo parish is an)other that shows a heavy falling off, the total pay ments in lom9 heing n .5400. against 4,80n: in 1lt10. This result is said to m'-nt. have ](, oil influenlled y local condi tions, the prohibition fight in Shrew' btrought outl a record poll tax pa. As a rule, however, the parisheo, show slight gains, some of thoin hav ing made hianlldsome increases. Bien ville, for example, jumped from 1,700 to almost 2,600. Acadia gained al. most 1,000. Assumption shows up al most -00 to the good, while St. James nets a handsome increase. Lincoln and Tangipahoa parishes show a sub stantial improvemlent in poll tax pay ments. LaSalle, the haby parish of the state, paid poll taxes for the first time, and made a record of 1,246. Will Fletcher to Hang March 10. Baton Rouge.-The date of the ex ecution of Will Fletcher of East Ba ton Rouge parish, who killed Tom Millican, has been fixed by the gov ernor for March 10. Fletcher is now in the parish jail. He will be exe cuted in the state penitentiary. Link Williams. whotwas to he hanged this week, has had his sentence reprieve to March 3. A Destitute Family Relieved. Covington.-Reports reached here a few nights ago that the wife and two young children of a man named Dunn, who, it is said, had been on a spree for a week, were In great des titution, and several citizens went to investigate. It was found that the negroes of that part of town had dis covered their plight and made them as comfortable as possible. Boy Is Seriously Burned. Harrisonburg. - Howell Holloman, 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Holloman, was seriously burned while dressing before an open fireplace. His clothes caught fire, and before any one could relieve him he had been badly burned,. although his condition is not considered necessarily fatal. Freeze Checks Oyster Industry. Morgan (!,y.-Oys:er shlpplr. have been handicapped the last few days, due to tlhe recent recneeze, the weather being such as to prohibit luggermen bringing in the plant. With the mod erating temperature the boats will soon resume their regular output. State Bank Examiner Appointed. Baton Rouge.-Governor Sanders has appointed W. L. Young of Shreve port state bank examiner under the new law reorganizing the state bank ing examiner's department. Mr. Young has served as bank examiner during the past four years. Fire at Experiment Station. Calhoun.-The resluence of the North Louisiana Experiment Station was destroyed by fire a few nights ago. S. E. MeClendon, the assistant director in charge, lost his entire household fixtures, with no insurance. The building was insured. Fire at a Negro College. Homer.-A few nights ago the Homer College for colored people was discovered to be on fire The fire originated on the second floor of the girls' dormitory, completely destroy ing the dormitory and practically all of its cotttents. The academy hails were darnaged greatly by the intense heat, but they were saved from de struction by the hard work of the volunteer fire fighters. The estimated loss is $10,000; insurance, $3,O00.