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Sorleans t 11or t e th P ro- un
of Col a1nd o er, e lectio
'fFith, [g favor
wh. tk ilorge. to" only
ten ordered ' ke Borgne t he
""- end to the iel)iedlations of
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u, i ip ,, t he (.ollmims
Sre ill atrol the boun
The fleet .c),isana and Mis- t
he identitY ort which the game
4 i refutsett divuolge, and a
.f we Louisiana. walers
t hip 'ill be ftted up to join the
. The fleet will patrol the bon. l r
f'"iler " "cth 1 o,1tisen
and th hve instri' lime
getton p sm, a sin the e inlri t ro de
Slrsned throtnlgh cosr plaints that the t
ps: ertan of MIs, issippi steal over pan
Sioiana waters and Violate the tan
rw hich we are ,worn to protest.e
0o, we don't expet any bloodshed.t
butt the Wlll sent ou)t with the fleet
le been instr ,tled to arrest any arll
4Iherman caught violating the law.
Section 21 of act l1 of 1i91t gives the.
egl commission the right to provide
for the necessary protection of the
fish and oyster indttstry in Loiana. so(
Thi act salso gives the commissionith
.'the right to arm vessels, and, in ac- il
:rdance with these provisions, the o
"eiseis were equlpetppi with da gun
b , 'hand a third will shortly be put
c ommission. an
The attenmtion of the board was
eilled to the alleged unlawful opera
'tions of Mississippi fishe rmen through
umnterous complaints. The fisherm elt o
;f iouisianal estopped from hauling ti
jtines during the closed season for ti
hrinep, salt water fish and diamond
bck terrapin, complaited that the
ý.herelen of ,Missi-SSipl came over
louisiana-Mississippi line, made
een the two states, declared the
oundasrY between the ate the states to run
.: with the current ofi the Pearl
Theb False Mouth Bay, In Plaque
a tparish, and all that section of
Borgne above St. Bernard, are
tmost noted fishing grounds in the
tb. In the waters of. the bay the
eat shrimp abound, atid all through
'l section it is said that the di
iudance. The reefs In that section
tye been devastated by oyster fisher
nof Mississippi, it is asserted. and
was with a view to building up
beds that the game commission
t out two scouts on a hostile
al Receipts Show an Increase.
lexandria. - postmaster Charnley Rol
rta that the increase in business lake
the local postoffice is as follows: tion a
elpts in postal funds for the year hon rt
lag March 31, 1911, second-class his ri
ge, box rents, etc., total $40,663. wourn
is an increase over last year Of and l1
The money order businesS, of Di
for the same period as above, arose
number of money orders issued
paid, 79,525. The total amount Bri
ney handled was $339,441, an Ai
over last year of $23,726. brick
total amount of money handled Kent
SAlexandria postoffice for the here,
was $380,103. The
Life Trying to Board a Train.
't.eydan.-Adam Prejean, colored, AN
bls place, while -attempting to Fr
ha freight train at Mdrse. Station, with
miles north of here, missed his beer
tion on the speed of the train filei
was thrown under the cars and hold
ot instantly killed. ellee
Organizing Girls' Clubs. N
land.-The United States Agri P
ral -Department has selected play
ville and Cl1dwell parishes in low
h to inaugurate girls' canning and tiol
o clubs this year, and a numher tail
rils have taken up the work.
M. H. Key of this place has Ele
- of the clubs in this parish. I
tions and seed are supplied of
ns Progressive League Formed. Al
gs.--About 200 citizens met
city hall and perfected an or
tion to be known as the Jenm
Progressive League, the object
leh is to further the interests of or
nge in every legitimate way
directors were appointed for to
pOSe of choosing the officers di
futher outlining the work of
* Returned From Texas. e
nton.-Sheriff Joe N. Magee
fturned from Newton, Texas,
he went to secure Mateo
a negro, charged with murder I
at Warnerton last Decem
ee when he had been at large
y Property Owners VictoriouS.
.-A special session of the
o5art was held to try the case
Bone et al against the board
loners of the Crowley and
Drainage District. Briefs
tted and judgment ren.
:avor of the plaintiffs, thir
dlargest property owners o
land .the Sixth ward. The
ftriendly one to test'the
lity of the election held
to authorise the issuance
the y wtey and Sixth
. , : _ , . . . .
VOTE $40,000 BONDS FOR CANAL rM*
Franklin District Almost Unanimous
for the Drainage Scheme.
Franklin.-A special election was *
held here by the property taxpayers
for the proposition to incur a debt =
and issue bonds of the Franklin )Drain
age District to the amount of $40,000,
to run for a period of 40 years. The
election was virtually unanimous ii'
favor of the proposition, there beirg
only one vote cast against it.
The first work he Drainage ('orn
mission intends to st':rr is the conlt!.
utance of the canal front th'e bar to.
about one uile from F.:nklin, to tht the ie
Southern Pacific tracks. t trat
is Saved From a Watery Grave. New
Grand ('ane.-E. E. Scott of King- senr
ton was in the right place at the right
time to save the live of a horse t
Sdrover. J.. H. Riggs purchased sever- Cod
al mules from a Kansas ('ity deale:, Cen
and while crossing a swolien bayou of I
the horse drover and several of the 0a
nmules, not being able to ascertain the the
exact location of a submerged bridge,
plunged off into the bayou. Two of mei
the best mules were drowned, and by lea
chance Scott happened to arrive in
time to save the life of the horse
drover, who was then helplessly ex- in
W. hausted from his struggles with the the
current of the swollen bayou. is
de To Specialize on Farm Products. in
Natchitoches.--The Parish Fair As-i
ia. soclation has arranged to begin work il
in preparation for the next annual
ac- fair to he held in October. Every ef- d
the fort will be made to make the fair ,5
un better than ever. The Natchitoche
put corn grower, whose record at state
and national fairs won all the p,izeCs
, and brought this parish into 'ronil- p
Mr- nence as a corn-growing section, re- c
ugh ceived his first incentive in premiums i
btlt offered by the local parish fair, and
ling this has stimulated general interest in
for the fair for this year.
ond- . --- -
the "Spotter" Says He Was Flogged.
over Shreveport.-Following the acquit
nude tal of .T. \\. Hludnall, a storekeeper, on
into the charge of running a "blind tiger."
bourt Sam Blas, a negro, employed by cit
t in detectives to buy the drinks, and con
e be- sidered the prosecution's main wit
the ness, was arrested on the charge of
run perjury, his testimony having favored
Pearl Hudnall. After his incarceration, the
negro swore that a white man hand
aque- cuffed and flogged him, after remov
on of ing his clothes, threatening to kill him
IL are if he testified against any white man.
A Model Road is Proposed. char
Baton Rouge.--A movement is on cal
foot for the building of another mod- ricu
el road in this parish. This time it rice
is proposed to build the road to Green- tion
well Springs and gravel the road. The
.persons.. who are developing the
Greenweli Springs as a summer resort
and watering place have offered to ce
donate -all of the gravel necessary pup
to gravel the road for the entire dis- me
tance fom Baton Rouge to the springs. foil
Row on Oil Field Ends Fatally. Ha
Lake charles.--Folowing an alterca- Ni
tion at the Vinton oil field,, Jules Du- Da
hon received part of a load of shot in ro
his right side. Inflicting, a serious bo
worund. Ben WVbitaker was arrested il
and lodged in. jail to await the result go
.j of Duhon's injuries. The quarrel i
arose over some trivial matter. 1[
t Brick Plant Destroyed -by Fire. bt
- Amite City.--Fire destroyed the
1- brickyard operated by Richard A.
d -Kent at Fluker, six miles north of
here, and several adjacent dwellings. r
The loss is estimated at $3.,000. par- a
tially covered by insurance. c
A New Sugar Company Is Organized.
to Franklin.-A new sugar company.
n. with a capital stock of $100,000, has
Iis been organized here, and its charter
in filed in the recorder's office. The
ad holdings of the companyre in
Need Water for' Rice Irrigation.
ti Plaquemine.-The river at this
tell ilace is now 25 feet lower than the
in lowest record. Rice men of this see
Lnd tion are having great difficulty in oh
Per taining water to flood their fields
has Eleven Are Held for Parker Killing.
Ish. Lake Charles. -FOUr more citizens
lied of Reeves have been arrested and
lodged in jail. in connection with the
killing of Martin Parker at Reeves,
d ril 1, making 11 persons in all.
LOUISIANA NEWS IN BRIEF. w
H. Porter Dowling was elected may
or of Grand Cane.
Congressmflan Broussard ha re
turned firom Honduras and will intro- lo
due a cattle importation bill in con b
George Hathaway of tennings was
elected president of the Rice Associa
ion of America at its meeting at
Crowley. slayer of F.
Besancon and Rodin. slayers of F.
Reidel. a-(erIman watchmaker at New
Orleans, have made their peace with
God, they declare.
The committee appointed by the
State Health Board to investigate the
s-causes of pollution of the waters of
a cayOu Tche met at Franklin and
! made a report in which they attrib*
d ute poilutiou to the fact that waste
trom factories and mills along the
. bayou is dumped therein.
r. The convention o Assrkaociation
Louisiana Launderers' Association
to a close at Shreveport after
mye ocame ct Hot Springs, Ark., as
d the next convention city. nosl
e. B. Mceety was unpnlmoul
th reBlected seU tary o the Bato
euosi " ,d4 o( trad .
Louisiana State News
Hppegl9ip of 19t rels.
.for Our M, y Re\d, I
New Orleans' Plan.
New Orleans.--The conmpletion of Ne
the Panama canal in 1913 will be cele- licia
brated in November of that year in who
New Orleans. During that month a so-cal
series of national conventions will hb,; to ch
hleld in New Orleans in comnmeniora' tiou
tlon of the event, under the general to ci
direction of the Southern Conmlercia, il ti
Congress. This was decided upon re- ot
cently, when Managing Director 1)aHe for t
of Washington, by authority of UIuited cf
States Senator Fletcher, presidenlt of .Juit
the Southern Commercial (ongress. sitio
met the official heads of twenty corn- box
mercial organizations of New Or- peos
In explaining plans, Mr. l)awe said tive
"The Panama canal will be opened
in 1913, and its commemnoration by are
the business forces of all the States dot
is appropriate at this time. The' 1
Southern Commercial ('ongress, act- C,
ing for all the Southern States, willit
invite all other States to New - Jo
k leans to take part in a series of con- Su
v1 entions affecting every business, and Sn
"f- drawing the nation's attention to the ga
ir significance of the canal."
P' A telegram was sent to C. C. Moore,
te president of the Canal-Paciiic Elxpo
e sition ('onpainY, explining that the a
p- project was not intendedl to be inimi- b
re- cal to the interests of the exposition d
ms in San Francisco in 191. er the
nd A committee of ten, unllder ile h
in chairmanship of C. H. Fllis, will im -p
nediately proceed with the plans for p
the celebration. F
tlt- Rice Experiment Station.
n Crowley.C('harles E. ('hambliss,
ýr." special agent of the United States
city department of agriculture in charge
on- of rice investigations, was in Crow
•wit- ley to inspect the rice experiment
of station. le is now at Washington,
-red Iha., where he will establish a govern
the iment rice experiment station on the
and- property of the Union Irrigation Coin
Lnov- pany. This station will be located
him alongside the Schell canal at the in
man tersection of the canal and the Ope
lousas.Washington road and will be in
charge of Prof. J. M. Jenkins, the 'sj
Son( cial agent of the department of ag
mod- riculture in charge of governm ent
me it rice experiments at the Crowley sta
High School Names Contestants. e
Houma. -A contest was held re
cently at the high school to select.
pupils to represent the school in the
meet to be held at Thibodaux. The
following were selected: Declama
tion, Miss Helen Wurzlow and James
Haygood; impromptu composition,
Misses Tom Bourg and Geraldine
Daussat; physics, Miss Bernice The
riot; chemistry, Miss Tom Bourg;
sbotany, Miss Mildred Theriot; draw
l ing, Edward Wright and Miss Mar
t guerite Bisland; athletic team, James
1 i Haygood, Albert Lecompte, Easton
D)uval, Elphey Daigle, Alex Connely,
Lawrence Porche and James Camp
New Orleans Rice Market.
A New Orleans.--The market for
-s. rough rice was steady Saturday with
ir. a fair demand for Honduras grades.
Offerings were light and met ready
considerations. Japan grades were
d. nominal. Clean rice developed a bet
ter undertone, and only a moderate
as volume of business was done owing
er vto the light offerings. Rough-Hon
'e duras steady at $firstname.lastname@example.org per bar
ny- rel: Japan steady at $1.802.75. Re
ceipts-Rough rice, 871 sacks; mill
ers, 472 sacks.
Intercoastal Canal League. and
Morgan City.-A meeting was held fol
recently for the purpose of arranging foa
for the convention of the Intercoastal
Canal League, which was offered to a
Morgan City by Secretary Leon Locke
of bake Charles, who was present at ae
the meeting. The offer was accepted
by the citizens. Over 1,000 delegates
will be in attendance at the conven
tion to beheld in October. Mr. Locke
was given a hearty reception here.
It is understood that the opening.of fl
the deep water channel to the gull Je
will also be celebrated at that time in 00
Morgan City. d,
Improvement of River.
Washington.-The people are elated b
over the bill introduced in congress'
Sby Congressman Pulo asking for an
appropriation of $100,000 for improve
ment of the Courtableau river, which
is destined to reclaim the open navi
Li gation way from Washington to New d
Orleans and all outside river or water
Sports by removing from the CourtIa
bleau drift near its mouth. it also
assures the waters of the Atchafalaya
1 for irrigation purposes.
ie Big Lumber Mill Sold.
he Morgan City.-The Cummins Mo
of berly Lumber Company of Taft, La.,
nd purchased the mill and holdings of
the Ramos Lumber Company of
ite Ramos, La., for a sum said to be
be over $800,000. The sale was passed
this week and officially announced
8 SaturdaY. Mr. Cummins has taken
ion personal charge of the purchase.
as illinois rewery Opens Depot.
Vidalia.--The Fecker Brewing Com
lY pnay of Danville, Ia, has opened a
,t @s depot at Vidalia.
Eight Months in Jail. Civi
New Orleans.--Twelve election uf- L
ficials of the city of New Orleans,
who recently pleaded guilty in the
so-called "ballot box stuffing" cases
to charges of violating the State clec
tion laws, were sentenced Saturday
to eight months' imprisonment each
in the New Orleans parish prison.
At the election in question, held
for the purpose of selecting a justice. mil
clf louisiana State supreme coutt, me
Judge W. M. Somerville had no oppo- lmeo
sition, it being alleged that the ballot me
boxes were stuffed for the sole purt- th
pose of maintaining the apparen'itlY ust
heav.y voting strength of the r'espc dI
I tive precincts. tic
I Two other officials who confessed tic
. are yet to be sentenced and half a
dozen others are under indictment.
a The men sentenced Saturday are in
Gus .1. Yaeger, Thomas J. Cook, Jos.
It it. Glorious, Walter W. Ryan, \Vil- t
- liam ('. MlcGawley, Thomas Kennedy,
. Joseph Ilenrich, John G(arlin, Hei tler
d Sullivan, I'. E. Dominique, (G. leit,
ie gart1t and J. Clever. r
, Shipped 52 Cars of Berries.
o-. Independene.-Sinlce last lMoltd:'
ie a total of fifty-two carloads of straw:
li- berries have been shipped from l -
on depelndence.l Twenty-eight cars wre
shipped Monday, twelve cars Tues
he day, and twelve cars Saturday. 'Ih
m- prices ranged from $1.35 to $1.37'
for per crate. Saturday officers' of the
Farmers and NMercnants' Bank gave a
banquet to the men who have beeli
here buying and shipping the berries.
and covers were laid for sixty. In
tes, the assemblage were buyers from
rte Boston, Buffalo, New York City, i'hil
-ow- adelphia, Denver, Chicago, Detroit
tenta ;d other large cities of the country.
tent From now on the shipping of beans
ton, will be a prominent business feature
the here. The beans are fast. maturing.
Minstrel Entertainment Given. ceive(
Franklin.-'l'he black and white preic
minstrel entertainment at the Jack- the p
son Ring, given under the auspices of presi
the ladies of the Episcopal church, ued
assisted by other denominations, for sible,
the benefit of the Episcopal church, the I
was witnessed by a large audknce. pass,
There were over sixty ladies and men to tl
in the play, the cast being made up hund
entirely of home talent. Singing, dia- bran
logues and dancing featured. Re- ing
freshments were served. Over $300 rupt
was realized. pres
Wilson Defeats Powlett. But
Hammond.-In the municipal elec- rece
tion M. C. Wilson was elected over you
r' Sr . L. Powlett, the incumbent, the ma
vote standing 136 for Wilson to 72
for Powlett. The vote on the balance den
of the ticket was: Marshal, F. H. ae
Meyers 123, S. C. Randall 87; alder
man at large, H. A. Kohnke 187. Al
n dermen-First ward, L. T. Lillie 28;
n Second ward, R. M. Tycer 39, A. O.
Jones 32; Third ward, J. D. Killian
40, J. A. Hinckley 30; Fourth ward,
George Muller 30.
or Police Jury Buys Grader.
Or Natchitoches.;-A committee from
es. the police jury has purchased, through
Jdy J..G. Liver, representing J. D. Adams
ere& Co. of Indiana, a road King grader,
re to be delivered at once, and subject
ate to demonstration. Action on the pur
ing chase of a traction engine was defer
Sred until May 1. Engineer W. B.u
on- Nox of the good road work was pres
Re- ent, consulting with the committee
Jennings' Municipal Officers. ,
Jennings.-At the municipal elec
tion rather a light vote was polled,
held and resulted in the election of the
ing following officers: Councilmen, J. C.
ststi Lang, John Gamble, C. Hi. Dunham
d to and George Maund; marshal, .uddson
oke Harris; members of school board,
Sat George A. Courtney, S. A. Spencer
opted and J. A. McCorkle.
;ates Oil and Mineral Concern.
oecke Jennings.-The Calcasieu Oil and
here. Mineral Company is the name of a
ig.of new company recently organized in
gull Jennings, with a capital stock of $50,
in 000. J. A. McCorkle is president; L.
i. Baker, vice president; John L. An
derson, secretary; W. L. Wright,
treasurer. These gentlemen, with Mr.
elated 0. G. Daniels, malke up the first
ire s board of directors.
New Orleans Sugar Market.
New Orleans.-The local sugar
market was quiet Saturday. Trading I
during the early session was next to
nothing, due to the light movement
of receipts from plantations. Prices
were unchanged. Refined sugars were
steady and under fair demand. Mo
lasses and syrups were nominal.
Mineral Company Formed.
Jennings.--The Calcasteu Oil and
Mineral Company has been organized,
with $50,000 capital. J .A. McCorkle
is president, L. R. Baker, vice presi
dent; John L. Anderson, secretary,
and W. L. Wright, treasurer, who,
I with C. G. Daniels, make up the first
I board of directors.
Several Sites Offered.
Plaquemine.-The conmmittee of the
. chool board to select a site for the
a new high school building have ad
several good sites offered them.
SCummins Seeks Rigid Merit System
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Ho -HUM IRS
) I'LL HAVE TO F
SWAKE UPA inl
CET BUSY tirs
WASHIN, TON._enaIor t,('nmmius fr'
W of Iowa. as chairman of the "com
mittee on civil service and retroench- i
ment. proposes to push the conlrdera i e
tionl of a comprehensive civil service i
measure- one that will provide for c
the designation by law of all places }e
under civil service classltication, in
stead of leaving them to executive or
der, and which will regulate promo- t
tions and retirements. ai
As a member of the comomnittee on
interstate commerce he already has P
done some work on a bill to reorgan
ize the Interstate commission, in
1- creasing its membership and dividing C
\. it into five parts, these parts to have
j urisdiction respectively over sections
t of the country corresponding to the
traffic divisions as designated by the
It is not certain that the scheme
for reorganization of the interstate
commerce commission will be ad
vanced beyond the preliminary stage
at this extra session.
Writh respect to the subject first
Smentioned. however, it is the Inten
tion to introduce a bill within a short
Ijine and to do as much I' u
as posslbl liu comnmlttee during the
Hearing. may be held and as a in
dication of Senator Cummnins' inten
i tion to keep his committee busy, the
i rst thing he did after reaching \'ah
ington the other day was to move hla
quarters in the senate office buildini
from the northwest corner to the
southeast corner, imnmediately adjoin,
ing the roon0 allotted to the commit ,
tio on civil service and retrenchment
SF or years, until Mr. Cummlins be
'came chairman, this committee had
been one of the "do-nothing" commit
ters of the senate. In the last. con
gress it held hearings on the propo
riot to provide for the retirement
and pensioning of superannuated em
n` ployees of the various government de
n- It now is proposed to embrace the
civil service classification and the
promotion and retirement features in
ns ione comprehensive measure.
he There is no intention, it is under
he stood, of assailing the executive
branch of the government through the
me Iproposition to designate by law the
ate positions that shall be filled under
ad- the civil service rules. It is designed,
sge , however, to make the rules more
rigid and to prevent In the future the
irst exceptlng of certain places from the
ten- application of the rules by executive
Sherman Hard to Keep in Line
U lCrE.PRESlDENT SHERMAN' S r
fondness for mixing with the
crowd, talking politics with his old
cronies in the house and a general
dislike for formality, especially when
the formality is a prolonged affair,
almost disarranged the White House
plans for the New Year reception.
SIr. Sherman was the first man re
ceived by the president. The vice- p
president then became a member of P
the president's receiving party. The
presiding officer of the senate contin- t
ued to bow sweetly as long as pos
sible. and then quietly stepped into
the line of guests which had already
passed the president and walked out a
[ to the east room, where there were
p hundreds of politicians of various
" brands. The vice-president was hav
'ing a fine time when he was inter
0 rupted by Capt. Archibald Butt, the
president's military aid.
"Mr. Vice-President," said Captain
Butt, "you have been missed from the
c-I receiving line. Permit me to escort
er you back in time to receive the diplo
'22 "So long, boys." said the vice-presi
('e dent, waving his hand to his old ero
H. nies in the house. "See you later."
er- Diplomat after diplomat passed the
'*HELL poCr mte
president, and behind them the vice
president saw an endless line of gold
braid adorning the breasts of count
less officers of the army and na': .
tioned in Washington.
"Those fellows don't want to see me
for anything," said the vice-president.
as he slipped back into the east room.
Half an hour later, while the vice
president was exchanging the compli
ments of the season and telling and
hearing stories, he was again accosted
by Captain Butt.
"I have been looking all over the
1 White House for you," said the mill
s tary aid.
t "Well, here I am," remarked '"Sun
t. ny Jim," slapping Butt on the back.
"What do you want this time?"
. "President Taft's party It ready to
o. go to luncheon," said the captain.
"and we are waiting for you to escort
te Mrs. Taft."
Jap War Talk Is Called nrimina
a_. •a J A
g OU can take two friendly boys
O and bump their heads together
until one of them will lose his temper
and then you will have a fight," said
a high-up official of the United States.
"The same rule applies to nations.
This talk about a prospective war be
taeen the United States and Japan it
kept up for a few years will inevitably
produce war between the two coun
tries. It ought to be stopped, and
1 stopped now.
' "There ought to be some way of in
flicting punishment on persons who in
dulge in this war talk when there is
not the slightest foundation for it.
The newspapers are not primarily re
sponsible for this talk. I do think,
d however, that they ought to quit giv
a ing It publ'city .
in Some persons have recently made
the suggestion that it might not b4
Improper for congress to start an in
vestigation with a view to ascertaining
why this talk of hoetilitiUe between
the United States and Japan con
tinues. It is pointed out that such an
investigation ought to reveal whether
as a matter of c914 fact there is anm
basis for the stories that ate onstant-'
ly put in circulation. For nearly four
yetrs this talk has gone on here at the
capital, and naturally has spread to
other sections of the country.
President Taft has recently found it
necessary to invite the ambassador of
the Japanese empire to the White
House and assure him personally that
the administration is to no way re
d sponsible for the war talk that has re
cently been indulged in, and to relter
.ate to him that the United States has
I only the kindliest feelings for Japan.
s During the last month many stories,
t. circumstantial in character, have been
e, passed around here tending to show
k, that Japan is preparing to fight this
v country. Every one of them on in
vestigation has been found to be base
Naturalists Busy on Canal Zone
FNCOURAGING reports are being re
L ceived by the Smlthsonlan institu
tion from the naturalists who are tak
Ing part in the biological ur vey of
the Panama canal zone, which was zor
gaonted by the institution last winter.
The principal" branches of natural his
tory are represented in the party,
which includes seven experienced field
naturalists,. nearly all of them from
the scientific bureaus of the govern
Naturalists throughout the world are ii
greatly interested in this biological r
survey, because when the canal is 5
opened sweeping changes probably will I
Stake place in the distribution of the
animals and plants. A part of the
fresh water streams of the isthmus
now empty into the Atlantic ocean and
Sothers into the Pacific.
It is known that a certain number
of animals and plants in the streams
on the Atlantic side differ from those
Sof the Pacific side, but as no biological
Is msurvey has ever been undertaken the
ý@ extent and magnitude of the differ
enoes have yet to be earnd.
It also is of great importance to
science to determine the geogra;ical
distribution of the varlos orgasisms
inhabiting these waters, e8 the lsth
mus Is one of the routes by which the
1 animals and plants of South America
1 have entered North America and vice
e When the canal is completed the
anatural distinctions now elstin will
d be obliterated, while by the Ecejtru
tion of the Gatun dam a rva fresh wa
Stel lake w11i be formed. which wi
is drive away or drown the ujOltY d
e the animals and plants ow grnhblttnC
althe locality and might .xterlsto
be some of the species baere the seln
.r ttfic experts had a *aacs Wo sMd