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EAST GULF COASi PENSACOLA AND MOBILE ARE CUT OFF FROM COMMUNICA TION-DAMAGE NOT KNOWN. STORM MOVES NORTHWEST High Tides Prevail All Along Gull Coast, But Center of Disturbance Seems to Be Mississippi Sound -Two Schooners Ashore. New Orleans.- - A severe wind and rain storm, which. according to Weather Bureau oficials. was part of the tropical hur ricane reported the last few days in the Gulf of Mexico, passnaed inland sweeping along the southeastern coast of Louisiana. the lower Mississippi and Alabama coasts and the north. western part of Florida. The center of the storm appartently passed over Pensacola. Mobile and the cities along Mississippi Sound, but nothing has been learned as to the extent of the damage at either Mobile or Pensacola, as all efforts to communicate with these cities by land wires and radio had been unsuccessful. No comntunlcatlon was had between Pensacola and thb outside world when a report was received here that the wind was blowing 72 miles an hour and apparently increasing. Mobile was cut off from wire communication shortly before 11 a. m.. when reports stated that the wind's velocity was more than 70 miles an hour. Unoffi cial reports gave the wind's velocity in Mobile at between 75 and 80 miles. High tides also were reported throughout the storm area. There was a 50-mile wind at Biloxi, Miss., with gusts at times as high as 80 miles an hour. Two schooners were reported blown ashore on Deer Island, near Biloxi. Other Mississippi coast cities reported high winds and tides, but no serous damage. s STATE HAPPENINGS. Reports from planters near Shreve Dort and adjoining parishes show there Is an increase of 10 per cent in cotton acreage over the area planted last season.. The increase is not confined to any particular locality nor evenly distributed between hill and river lands, but is uniform in both cases, plahters in general apparently having extpnded their acreage in anticipation of increased demand for staple next fall' A movement has been started by Crowley citizens to provide a fund for th4 support of families that may be left in need by the call to arms of the soldiers. Signers obligate them selves' to donate a small sum each week or month, the fund to be placed in the hands of a committee for dii trilution. Dr. A. L. Sneed, a Shreveport on and gas operator, was fned $10 and seat to the parish jail for five days by)Judge John R. Land as the result sf an altercation between him and J. V. 7oster, a lawyer, to whom Dr. Sneed is alleged to have applied the short and ugly word with embellish ments. SBlas Thomas, aged 23, a farmer, was struck by lightning and instantly killed while at work in his field two miles south of Hackley. A small ne Fre boy named Brumfeld, who was with Thomas, was seriously shocked. Work on the $50,000 West Carroll rourt house building at Oak Grove is progressing rapidly. Caldwell Bros.. ibe contractors, expect to complete the building in time for the Septem ber term of court. The boll weevil has arrived at Gray son and getting in his deadly work in the cotton crop. Only one car of frish potatoes was shipped from here this season. It was bought by J. C. Pierce and went to Kansas City. Another great field adds to the mm eral wealth of Loulelana with the die covery at Anse la Butte field, near Breaux Bridge, of an excellent natur al lubricating oil, in suffilent quan tity to meet a large demand. Water hyacinths will be used in making commercial paper, it is said at Estherwood, and the Idea will be tested with a view.of erecting a large paper mill on the Medlenka river near hera The Ziegler Dredge Company is ope. ratiag Its dredge boat west of th Morris canal In Estherwood, going thence to the Roy farm. Ptospects for an excellent rice crop In Southwestern Louisiana are believed at Estherwood to be the best in twnaty-fve years. The early Hon duras rices in Eastern Acadia pariah ase beginning to show heads in the "boot," with some heads oat almoet il full view, Cotton is also promising. Among the buidingl permits Itssed during the last wak wea one to the LakeCharlews beoi bad Ins a higb sihool beidlsn t boet in eoees or s160600 APPROPRIATION BILLS NOW BECOME LAWS RESOLUTION TO BORROW $5,000 TO PARTICIPATE IN EXPO. E SITION SIGNED. 9 Baton Rouge.- a All appropriation bills passed at this session have been signed by tne c governor and will now become laws. f The governor notiied the House that c he had signed twcrity-flve more bills. u iOf this number twenty-three were ap. o propriation bills, including the general t' appropriation bill. o Among the measures signed which u were not money measures were the c' Powell bill creating a one-man conser-8 vation commission, and the Kantz a i. New Orleans municipal bridge bill. The Roy House concurrent resolu tion, authorizing the State Board ofg SLiquidation to borrow $5,000 to en- a Sable the state to participate in the si t Mississippi Centenlal also was among P the bills signed. a The measure became a law within0 r twenty-four hours after it was lntro r duced in the House, setting a record P for the session. i Sci The bills signed follow: m By W. C. Jones-Appropriatlng ;2, 670.60 to pay the state's pro rata of Cr paving in front of state property in at Baton Rouge. in By Mr. Powell-Carrying an appro- P( priation for the expenses of the boara PE of commissioners for the promotion 0lo of uniformity of legislation in the fr United States and for the expenses of ro the national conference of commis- er sioners of uniform state laws. By Mr. Foster-Reimbursing Sheriff ch Perkins of Grant parish for money er- at roneously paid into the state treasury. ei By Mr. Kent-Refunding $50 to the m First National Bank of Minden, or es roneously paid into the state treasury. is By Mr. Cooke-Making an appro. u priation to pay the expenses of the fire marshal's office. te By Mr. Saint-Appropriating 8139.09 ex to pay V. E. Smith of Franklin for 101 surveying state lands. so By Mr. Evans-Providlng for the va relief of Mrs. Evelyn King. By Mr. Hamley - Appropriating is $150,000 to pay warrants Issued against Su revenues of 1915. on By Mr. McCullough-Appropriating E $58.20 to J. R. and H. Haymon of S ex Leesville for money erroneously paid ex into the state treasury. h By Mr. Leclere-Making an appro- fu priation to pay a deficiency in the ap- wi propriation for public printing. By Mr. Kantz-The New Orleans s municipal bridge bill. dn By Mr. Vuillemot-Appropriatig nt r $1,125 to reimburse Sheriff Henderson o of Iberia parish for money erroneous- C ly paid into the state treasury. pa By Mr. Saint (by request)-Author- p iing and directing refund of near pa beer licenses for 1916. Pr By Mr. Hughes - Appropriattng 8800 to pay Dr. A. W. Turner or fo looking after the state's Interests in the Red RIVer oil field. an By Mr. Capper-Appropriating 8600 eel for use of the Louisiana commission is on legislative procedure. the By Mr. Upton-Appropriating 85k- pa 000 out of the general fend for ha- co1 provements at the Mast Lbtslslsna pi, Hospitsl for the Insane, Jackson. do By Mr. Hanley - Appropriating fla 8183.43 to reimburse Mrs. Louis L costs, wih of the late Sheriff Lacoste of Lathyette, for money erroneously ,, paid into the state treasury. sal By Mr. Hamley-Appropriating 816,- in 000 for parish fairs. tic By Mr. Hamley-Appropriating 81,- lar 028.48 to reimburse the Oscal agency tiv banks for money borrowed by the tio state board of liquidation. la1 By Mr. Hamley-the general appro lu, priation bill. ola House concurrent resolution by Mr. on Roy-Authorizing the boara of liqui- mc dation to borrow )5,000 to enable the state to participate in the Mississippi sil Centential Exposition. tei By Mr Boudreau-Reimbursing or Mrs. Euphemie Lachasse, of Abbe Lu ville, for money erroneously paid into wI the state treasury. OC By Mr. Powell-Placing the affairs of of the conservation commission in tne hands of one commissioner. By Mr. Hamley-Makung an appro- Cr priatlon to pay the expenses of tie conservation commission. By Mr. Hamley-Appropriating $8,- t 000 for the military records depart. Iment. 89 While two little playmates, Masters 501 Graham and Kojis, of Bunkle, were playing in the sand at the home of Mr. John Kojis, the little KoJis boy l had the misfortune to lose two of the ingers of the right hand, the same being chopped off by young Graham. Graham was digging tn the sand with 88 a hatchet when his companion stack b his hand fn the way, directly Mat the the blade of the weapon. No such demonstration was eve Tr witnessed in Homor as that aconrded Th Company A, First infantry, L. N. 0. frt when they left for Camp Staford to on be mustered into federal servce. pL Practically the entire population the town assembled at the station td ' bid them Godspeed. Lfe.J. Rollins, of Ban Antoano, Tez., W who will superltend the buildlng at Fl the, 7,B00 jail bllditng at Oth 0rv, N" la on the ground getting reedy b start to iok. on sal h, .· VARIOUS SOILS FOUND .IN 'S SINGLE TEXAS COUNTY U. S. Department of Agriculture Re. 00 ports on Soil Survey of Brazos County, Adaptability, Etc. Washington, D. C.-A report of the soil survey of Brazok county, Texas, recently made by the U. S. department - of agriculture, follows: at C'otton is the chief crop and the ne climatic conditions on the whole are 8. favorable for it. Serious reductions in at cotton yields are not often caused by is. unfavorable weather. Corn, the sec p. ond crop in importance, is more likely al to sutiffer from drouths, but these only occasionally cause complete crop fall h ure. Deeper plowing and more careful le cultivation to conserve moisture are r- suggested as means of preventing dam z age from this cause. Corn, oats, sorghum. cowpeas, al falfa, peanuts and sweet potatoes are t grown in small quantities. The aver age yield of cotton for the county is slightly more than one-third of a bale g per acre, but on different soils the averages range from 14 of a bale to N or more on the best bottom lands. n On account of the boll weevil, early planting, the selection of early matur. d ing varieties, and tne use of commer cial fertilizers are practiced to hasten maturity. With many farmers corn is the only f crop grown besides cotton. The yields n are frequently very low, the crop be ing grown on many soils which are Spoorly adapted to It. Good results, es Q pecially on the heavier soil types, fol a low deeper breaking of the land and e frequent shallow cultivation. Well t rotted manure and commercial fertilis e. era are recommended. Oats are grown to a small extent, y chiefly as a hay crop. The low yields and the prevalence of rust discourage extensive production. The develop. Sment of rust-proof varieties and strains especially adapted to local conditions is the only means of bringing about an increase in the acreage. A few farmers plant cowpeas in al ternate rows of corn and thus obtain Sexceptionally good results. By judico r ious fertilization and by conserving soil moisture, cowpeas can be made a valuable part of a systematic rotation. On the Brazos river bottoms alfalfa is a valuable hay and pasturage crop. Successful stands are obtained with out preliminary inocalation or liming. Experiments are being made with Sudan grass also by the agricultural experiment station and it is believed that this plant will afford a much-need ed summer hay and pasture crop. Pea nuts and sweet potatoes can be grown with success on many of the sandy soils, and on some of the deeper well drained types these crops would be profitable in fattening hogs. Stock raising is now carried on mainly in conjunction with general farming. On those soils best adapted to growi peanuts and sweet potatoes hogs ap parently offer good opportunities for profit Thirteen soil series, including 20 types, are found in Brazos county. These may be divided into two group: the upland soils and the bottom-land and terrace soils. Probably 75 per cent of the total area of the county is occupied by the upland soils, while the alluvial types are found in com paratively narrow areas along the courses of the rivers and large creeks. Fine sandy loam and clay loam pre dominate on the uplands and clay and fine sandy loam on the bottoms. The upland soils are prinoipally grayish or grayish brown in color with small areas of black land. The fine sandy I1ame greatly predominate and, in general, the subsoils are stiff, plas tic, impervious clays. The prairie lands are both somewhat more produc tive and can be placed under cultiva tion at less expense than the forested land. Along the Brazos river the al-I luvial soils are for the most part choc- 1 olate red. Along the Navasota river, on the other hand, the soils consist mostly of black clay with drab subsoils. The Lufkin soils are the most exten sive in the county. They are charac terized by grayish surfaces and gray or drab, impervious, clay subsoils. The Lufkin fine sandy loam is the most widely distributed type of the series, occupying 40 per cent of the total area I of the county. The black or dark colored prairie soils are classed with the Wilson and Crockett series. The Wilson soils are black to very dark gray on the surface, with black to dark drab clay subsoils. The other upland soils include the Susquehanna, Tabor and Norfolk series. Of these the Susquehanna soils are characterized by red or red and drab mottled subsoils. All of the land is well drained and easily cltl vated. The Yahola slit losm and clay leam are also found .along the Brazes river. The silt loam has about the same value as the Miller clay. The Yahola clay is a little more difficult to till than the silt loam, but is probably little inferior in productiveness. Along the Navasota river are the P Trinity series of black alluvial soils. i These bottom lands are not protected from overflow and, in consequence, only a mail part haa been eleared a6d placed under cultivation. S Soell Weevil in Florida Jacksoaville, Ila.-The Mexican bell weevil has made its appearance In Florida, according to a statenlant Is. sued Priday by Assistant State CheIm-. 1st Lu mhbaurger. -Iarzg assas s crop have been totally datruj4 he sale. GREAT SUM REALIZED FROM SCRAP METAL AND DROSSES Value of Products Obtained From On' Kind of Waste That Is Not Wasted $114,304,930 in 1915. There is some waste imaterial in the United States that is not wnastedsays Uncle Suam. The value of the copper. land, szine, tin, aluminuum, and untimony recov ered from scrap metals, ºki'rminrgs. and drosses In 1915 was $114,:,04,9.34) against $57.039,706 in 1914, a 1(M) per cent increase. Th'lis large ga:in was caused by greater recoveries and muchL higher average values for all metals. Increased Itrattle oin the railroads and a large demand for metal products, madle 1915 the most prosperous year in the waste metal trade. The imperative demand for zinc and copper by munition manufacturers and for foreign trade made spot metal very scarce. Secondary metals not desired for these purposes were generally available for domestic uses when vir gin metal could not be purchased for prompt delivery. The incentive of high prices caused all metal wastes to be more carefully saved, segregated, and refined. Many manufacturers who had considered virgin metals only as suitable for their needs found that they could use considerable scrap pro vided they selected suitable material and used good judgment in its treat ment. The Increased output of secondary tin, lead, and aluminum, says a state ment issued by the United States geological survey, was normally to be expected under the improved condi tions of business, and the proportion ally larger increase in the recoveries of zinc, copper, and antimony were due in part to the foreign demand for pig metal or for manufactured goods containing the metals named. Pretty Custom of Marines May Be Made Law. The pretty custom of render ing an officer's salute to all vet erans of the Civil war when they are recognized on the street, started by enlisted men of the United States marine corps, may be made compulsory for all en listed men of whatever service arm if the joint resolution in troduced into the house by Rep resentative L. C. Dyer of Mis souri passes. Sergt. Edward A. Callan of the United States marine corps is the author of the resolution Which will require enlisted men of the army, navy and marine corps to salute the veterans of war from 1861 to 1865. IRON ORE OUTPUT IS LARGE Production in 1915 Shows Big Increase and PredIotion is for Still Larger Gain This Year. The iron ore mined in the United States in 1916 reached the great total of 65525,490 gross tons, the greatest output made in any year except 1910 and 1091, says Uncle Sam. This was an increase of 14,000,000 tons over the output of 191d. The United States geological survey estimates that the production of tron ore from the Lake Superior district alone In 1918 will possibly be 00,000,000 tons and that there will probably be an increase il price of 70 to 75 cents a ton for this ore. Iron ore was mined in 28 states in 1915. As has been usual during recent years, the five states ranking highut In production in 1915 were Minnesota, Michigan, Alabama, Wisconsin and New York. The Lake Superior district mined nearly 85 per cent of the total ore In 1915, the Birmingham district about B.5 per cent, or a little more than one tenth as much. With the exception of the total for a number ot widely sep arated districts, including those in the western states, all the Iron mining die. ricts showed substantial increases Dver 1914, the total increase being 84 per cent. MEW MAP SHOWS YOUR HOUSE Linoe Sam, in Publications. H4a Un. dertaken to Show Details of Every Settled Locality. Do you know that Uncle Sam has kade a map upon which is shown- the )xact Iocaton of your home-unless tou live in a large city where the louses are so close together that it I impossible to show them separately m an ordinary map? This is a new idea of Uncle Sam's, md one about which little has been mid. The government dviaed the en tire United States into smali sections md has mapped eacda sgctlo n osuch i large saele that all roads, forests, itrumam, schools, churches and dwell hig houses are ahown, The work haa sot yet been completed, and not all the United States has been mapped at this 5me, but the greater part of the set led areas of the country has been coy. Pottery Industry Prospers. The pottery industry in the United Itates made considerable progress in L.1, as compared with 1914, says Uncle sam. Thie output of the pot terle of the country In 1915 Was val. ait at R,2882456 an iacreese of more tha rlye per cut over the previous rear, sad the largest er rseor sda , eg. CALOMEL WHEN BiilOUS? NO! S ACTS LIKE DYNAMITE ' I Guarantee "Dodson's Liver Tone" Will Give You and Bowel Cleansina You Ever Had-n8n..0 ..m Stop using calomel! It makes you sick. Don't lose a day's work. If you feel lazy, sluggish, billous or counsti pated, listen to me! Caloniel is mercury or quicksilver which causes necrosis of the bones. Calomel, when it comes into contact with sour bile, crashes into it, breaking it up. This is when you feel that aw ful nausea and cramping. If you feel 'all knocked out," if your liver is tor" pld and bowels constipated or you lMve headache, dizziness, coated tongue, if breath is bad or stomach sour just try a spoonful of harmless Dodson's Liver Tone. Here's my guarantee-Go to any drug store or dealer and get a 50-cent bottle of Dodson's Liver Tone. Take a epoonutul and if dit you right up an ae igo.5rou I want, the store and get yp son's Liver Tone I sale of calomel bheg medicine; entirely it cannot sallvate I glarantee that Dodson's Liver Top* sluggish liver to VOa l bowels of that suo 08 pated waste which h system and makingy ye I guarantee that a Liver Tone Will keep y fly feeling fine for qp your children. It I gripe and they like ti -Adv. WI TERSNMITIS L C HILL TONIC ; Change of Scene. "Your condition is very serious," said the doctor; "very serious indeed. What you need is an entire change of scene." The patient seemed puzzled. "But, doctor-" he began. "There's no but about it," Insisted the physician. "A complete change of scene Is the only thing that will care you. By the way, what is your occu pation'?" "rm a scene shifter.-New York Globe. Dr. U. F. Jaokeon,Celebrated Physician, handed down to posterity his famous prescription for female troubles. Now sold under the name of "Femeulna." Price 50c and 1P.00.-Adv. Woud Help to Find Him. A woman entered the police station in a Massachusetts town and In a con fused, agitated manner Implored the officer in charge to have a nearby river dragged. "My huaband has been threatening for some time to drown himself," she explained, "and he's been missing now for three days." "Anything peculiar about him by which he can be recognised?" the of ficer questioned, preparing to 1ill out a description blank. The woman meditated thoughtfully for a few moments, then her face brightened. "Why, yes, he's deaf." Magic Washing Stick hle Is *omethlng new to houaeaseee smethiag they have wated an thelo uves, but never could get before. It maIe it po ilbie to do the bheaviues, hardest washing in see thae onehalf the time It took by old im40os n tellae l b and mue eide effrt. No sin machine Is needed. eothinl but thilmple little hch absolutely hm eIN IId :mN b e r w colore or woolen. It makes he hardest task of the week a pleasant astime adelihi oecupation. You will be d upteda the clean, spotless, snow-whil oth tat come out of the ripsing water; nad all without a effort on your part. The Maql Washiu sick hes u Ai-ead remember, without injury to the most delloae goods, Colored or whIte, woolens, blankets lae our. ain*, etc. Coentales no ads no ulalls ase poisonous Ingredients to ate its use dn gerous. sums mlea Sold by all Druggists and Grooer everey where. f! ;ours doesn't handle It, show him his ad-he'11 Not it for you. Or send Us IV Utamps to0. I t.. SI, 5km., Teu.-Adv. Simple Way Out. She-Now that you've got a raise of sixty a month, Tom, we can afford a more expensive fiat. Be-But we're very comfortable here, How would It do it I asked the landlord to raise our rent?-Boston Evening Transcript. IT IS IMPERATIVE Ghat you keep a bottle of Mississippi Diarrhoea Cordial in your medicine :heat. In constant use for fifty years. Price 26c sad 50c.-Adv, A man never complains of poor eye Alght because he is unable to see his )wn faults. After a man gets married he i no onger self-possessed, River Above "It's all wrong to e thing relating to driy has somlething to do 4 rel." "That's right," rephll ghum. "There's no di instance, around this improve conditions Grande." s Surely Needyj One of the beneyeoi Providence received tb several others in the cently: "This unfortunatei only son of a widow, less, and his earag aged father and tso whose sole support h The secretary of thl on the margin of thele "The circumstancsg evidently exaggera Weak, Fainty Hei can be rectified by heart and nerve tooal, Simple Oculist (pointing Can you read these Patient-No, doctott Ocalist-Well, them;, Patient-No, dotet cr Oculist (impatl Jargest letters)-We Patient-No, doeter Oculist-Why, that possible? Patlent-Because j read. Painless dentitry Ing It mild. THE 1161N 1UALIT N NOT LOLl 11l Write for l.i booltd purchasingý a Sewles THE NEW HOME EWIIN DAISY FLY EAnfan.nre ,AYWn n* Texas 1 GENERAL AND Contractor Hardware, t formation PEDEN IRON . 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