Newspaper Page Text
p . .
The Lower Coast (azette. DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF THE LOWER COAST : AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, FISHERIES AND COMMERCE. VOLUME I. POINTE-A-LA-IIACIIE, LA., SATURDAY, FE1BRUARY 20, 1909. ! NUMBER 8. LATIST N[WS IN LOUISIANA Mother and Bcy Burn to Death While Father is Digging Grave. TAFT GIVEN A GRAND OVATION Four Buciness Houses Destroyed By Fire-Loss $8,000. Government Building Ind Free Mail Delivery Asgred. It The state vetinary xamfiners had 74 applicants before Ithen at their last meeting. Governor Sanders inspected the Southern University rm last week and said it would h -e to be made self-supporting or be sold. The Louisiana te University band is practicing fo the annual trip to New Orleans, whe the cadets will take part in the carm al parade. Judge Brunof at B on Rouge held that saloons within 0 feet air-line of a church or schoo ome within the provisions of the C '-Shattuck law, and instructed lnd tments accord ingly. Alexandria.-An Wnfortunate acci dent occurred here n which the 12 year-old daughter o Turner Goldman Sf of Spring Creek, h1 one of her legs crushed by the tra railroad engine of the Rapides mber Company, I which struck her. Lake Charles.- und has been acquired at Kind. by a company headed by J. Alto Foster, manager of the Lake Char rice mill, for a rice mill to be b in time for the coming season. e mill will have 600 barrels daily apacity and will f cost $50,000. Citi ns of Kinder "do nated the site a guaranteed free dom from taxatlo for ten years. Monroe.-W. Christian, depot agent for the Iro Mountan at RIv S erton, is missing d along with him the company's m ey and -everything that could be co ed into money. Christian -wa" ch into the office SAbeu a week a nd the last seen of hlna was in M e Saturday night. He has two blan express money or `'s" deM and took coupon tickets. b1e Alberican ety Company was , on his bond for ,000. w o,i . at, T Belated. news has . : ached!here f Florein, La., to the : .lerect that' Mrs. RI Salter and her laoartearold Hoyt,; were burned i l death seve miles from that . ,6a While ing with fire Sun S ythe little 1ow's clothiug be. S.. e.t ignited. in her efforts 'to her - boy he mother's dress . ,i rt fire. were so badly burn ` .-. M -that hey in. fearful agony., ''i-thr w war6 from home at i, ,:, apandra. e Alexandriabroom 15t: W, of " A. ABroussard and G, P . Jr are the promoters, t ~to b . operations between 4,<lb~i t and eenth of next month. Yth fantory be located oni Mon 1Ws atreet. machinery will be 42 4 t'0b rtl thin the next few _- The-' . oters are'also con for planting and harvest . ofbroo oorn In large quabti - *stoi ~ -The reports recei,. "'i here o the. surrounglnn sugar te*i' tto Is to the effect that 4*Ztgeent weather did lno dam Oto the l crop. The 'ground oact f deep enough to do t-- r'r an planters report that ~ e e stubble, are in per cdaB. Nven .the second t ib is Ln a~ obd state of A majority.of the cane r fls flah planting. their -hBt a Week. Many have .St d and, as a rule, In he farmers have in. an acreage and cut the that in the past itCcotton, ont account of tott .-That there were S ms h many as nhine hundred uianateachln~ with The ry eertthates froin s rtate ment .i revealed byI: I ato hLae-been reqeoved S t rd a.t of education from ' ttity4v iAshes, shdwing that . 41? - j lt- the examination. SSpee r Harris ·ha announced *T who . teaches in Ssohioolt must have r. iartle ism quarterly apportion is, The apportion ed on 11.35 for each - beAeka for the sixh '- otl land money to ."" im~nt parishes. ip aettons e ru' lt that it i I . .w e ,CM /a4 shoiq thetA 1~wtb~idm~aa ~ vay.M Buy 4ui~ado i~S·. Mansfield, La.-The storm on Feb ruary 5 did considerable damage in the De Solo oil field. Two derricks belonging to the Gulett Oil Company were blown down, and the machinery damaged to the extent of about $1,000. Work is being pushed vigor C ously on two wells, one of which is producing considerable gas and a small quantity of oil. The indications are so favorable that it Is now little trouble to induce speculators to in vest in the stock of the company. .\lonroe.-Bastrop was visited by a disastrous fire. Four business houses were completely destroyed, the Bas trop State Bank building damaged and for a time the whole town threatened. The fire department de serve great credit for the fight they put up, as their work no doubt saved the balance of the town. The fire started at about 1:30 and originated in the building belonging to L. E. Bentley, and occupied by the New e York racket store, of which A. L. Britton is the proprietor. The Fried ham building, occupied by the Na tional packing ('ompany as a meat warehouse, wa: destroyed, as was the building owned and occupied by I. 1. Thomas, a grocery store and butcher shop, and the building of A. Domnino, occupied by him as a grocery store and fruit stand. The origin of the fire is unknown. The loss will reach about $8,000, with a partial insurance. Winnfield.-Postmaster Eagles has received a letter from Assistant Su pervising Architect Charles E. Kem free, at Washington, D. C., saying that a bill had been introduced in the House of Representatives mak ing appropriation for a government building in VWinnfleld. Inquiries were made as to the space required for a postoffice, the location of a corner lot k for the erection of such a building near the business center of the city and other data. Such a buildiAg has becom a necessity to handle the malls. The postoffice business is in crasing rapidly, and the receipts growing each month. This office will soon reach a second-class position. The receipts have grown from $664.08 in 1908 to $791.43 in,1909 for Janu ary. A rural route will oe establish ed here April 1. The town has reach ed the proportions that entitle it to t free delivery, with the houses num I bered and streets designated. These facilities have been discussed for I some time. Baton Rouge.--The approaching adoption of the school books in Louis. lana has brought out a large crop of Louislana school book authors. There are six Louisiana authors who have submitted books to the State Board , of education for adoption in Louis iana. Some have had their books on the market in the past, and oth ers have just issued their books and placed them before the state board. The Louisiana authors who have sub .mitted books to the state board for adoption are: Col. J. W. Nicholson of Baton Rouge, series of mathemat ics; Miss Grace King, New Orleans, history of Louisiana; J. B. Aswell, State Normal School, spellers; lMiss Agnes Morris, State Normal, civil government; Mrs. Hattie F. Magru der, Baton Rouge, history oi Louis iana; H. E. Chambers, New Orleans, history of United States. Four years ago the State Board of Education took the position that the primary thing to be considered was the merit of the book offered, but that, all oth er- thiqgs "being equal, preference would be giveh lo Ibutisiana authors. Whether this position will be taken this year 'remains to be seen. New Orleans.- William Howard Taft of Ohio, who on Wednesday was offilcially declared president-elect of the United States, arrived in New Orleans for the third time in his life Thursday afternoon: this time being greeted in a manner thoroughly in keeping with the exalted dignity he is sopn to assume. 'Thev president elect' and his party were landed from the cruiser by the General Newton at thehead of Canal street, and there the parade formatiac was taken up. The parade was~an imposing one and very creditable. It was a splenaid triumphal march fqr Mr. Taft through the principal streets of New Orleans, and gave the enthusiastic citizens an opportunity to pay their popular trib ute to the big man from Ohio. The bublic greeting at the Ciy Hall was splendidly managed, and Mr. Taft had an opportunity to speak without interruption, except for the great ap plause which punctuated his remarks every now and then. Maybr Behr man was singularly happy th his greeting, and Mr. Taft's reply, though short, was full of meat. He respond ed feelingly to the greeting, then dis cussed the purpose of the trip to Zanama, announcing that the board of ensineers, who had gone with him, found the work to be good and the plami for the~tfuture satisfactory. He turned a joke on the mayor's sugges to01 to allow the people of New Or leans to make his cabinet for him, and cOcluded by paying a tribute to the hospitality of New Orleans and the good nature of the crowds. Grand Cane.-In the near future the )texas and Pacific Railroad Com pany.will erect a handsome passen. ier depOt at tidls place. The present buildis, which is a combination pas s-~.ge nd t reight depot, 11il be tiovei about. sixty feet north and the iiwt fitieture wmll be ereeted where Son6 ,now stands. The old . i# l *111 re ?o'ueled an uned Ze1: al 'Th&4~sSpa0ny 1%'i w~P~i 6nel sou~ZCtb hr~O "~ * A t~/ ==-r TR ASUT _ QAL BIN / -ri 4 .- -- Uncle Sam--Say, Boys, Got to Hold Down on Those .Fires aI Little Till This Bin Fills Up Somes. -·c. - --''I - _ -- - - - - ~ _ _ ~:Ul~;rl; LsmaL~cII, Unce Sm-.ayBoy, Gt t Hod Dwn n ToseFirs aLitle il This ~A Bin ill Up ome SMITH SENT UP FOR LIFE TUDGE BUCKLEY OVERRULES MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL. Miss Estelle Smith Was Crushed and Sobbed Bitterly When the Verdict Was Rendered. Columbus, Miss.-Life imprisonment in the per.itentiary is all that awaits Charles R. Smith, the wealthy Lowndes county planter, who killed Eugene A. Laurent, of Nashville, at Artesia, Miss., unless the Supreme Court of Mississippi changes the septence pronounced by Judge John L. Buckley upon the noted defendant Friday afternoon, after over ruling the motion for a new trial. ''We, the jury, find the defendant guilty as charged, but disagree as to the punishment," was the verdict when returned by the jury. Judge Buckley thanked the jurors for their attention to all evidence and ar guments presented them regarding the case, and discharged them forthwith. The verdict was received in quietude by every one. The defendant did not change his expression in the slightest. His interest did not seem to be at any tension. Miss Estelle Smith, the daughter who has been dragged into the tragedy, who has borne bravely everything that has been said concerning her, was perhaps the most crushed by the verdict. She tried hard to stay a flow of tears, but filial love was too hard to conquer. It seemed as though she wanted to lend just one more helping hand to a con victed father, and was trying to help him bear his fate. She raised her veil and sobbed bitterly, convulsively, .yet silently. THE BLUE AND GRAY UNITE Notables Participate in Lincoln Ex ercises at Atlanta. Atlanta, Ga.-Veterans of the oppos ing armies in the great conflict between the States-those who wore the gray as well as those who wore the blue joined in paying honor to the memory of Abraham Lincoln. Exercises com 'memorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the martyred president, held in the.Trinity Methodist Church, were par ticipated in by the members of q. M. Mitchell Post No. 1, Grand Army of the Republic; United Confederate Veterans,. Sons of Confederate Veterans and mem bers of the United States Army. Rev. James VW. Lee, D. Da, pastor of Trinity Church and a native Georgian, delivered the address of the evening. Dr- Lee's touching tribute to Lincoln brought tears to the eyes of the im mense audience. At the close of the ecercises the audience, led by the promi nent veterans of the two armies present,, joined in singing "My Country, 'Tis of Thee." LIQUOR MEN LOSE. Express. Companies Do Not Have to Perform C. 0. D. Services. Washington.-That express comnpan les can inot be compelled to perform "C. O. D." service for the liquor traffic, was held by the interstate commerce com mission in the case of the Royal Brew ing Company against the Adams Express Company. . The express company had established a rule against collecting for shippers the purchase price of intoxicating liquors. Will Try Atmendinents. . Washington.-The Tennessee delega tion in the House caucused Friday on the' proposition of whether .the Demo. erata shold :frame a separate tariff bill to be presented during the forthcoming edxtra session of Congress or ~sbrpehoot the. Reapublihn bill with amendmeiit. No defiit; .agremenit ; ra re_ hed, the itelegati bnlng divided. The Indika tidies hwiver, Are thft the deleaion TAFT DAY AT NEW ORLEANS President-Elect Is Honored Guest at Creole Feast. New Orleans, La.--President-elect Taft breathed the distinctive atmos .phere of New Orleans hospitality Fri day. With the shades of evening there gathered abou$ him at the banquet board a genial host, multiplied by emi nence, rank and distinction. The entertainment feature was a Creole banquet, where the fattened oys ters, the savoriness of the cuisine, with its hundreds of years of perfection and reputation blended with the honeyed words of compliment and oratory, music and floral tributes into a scene of ani mation and vivacity, tempered with re spect and dignity. "Mr. Taft was toasted by the governor, the 'mayor, by citizens of prominence and speakers of reputa tion. Mr. Taft responded in the spirit of t,,- occasion. He talked of his desire as the chief executive to represent the whole nation, and of his intention to make the representatives of the admin istration in the South represent the best element of the communities in whicb they lived. WILL PAY- FINE IN COIN. Oil Company to Give Texas $1,700, 000 in Silver. Galveston, Tex.-General Manager W. S. Hancock, of the Waters-Pierce Oil Company, makes the announcement that his company will pay the fine of $1,700,000 impose.. by Texas in its trust prosecutioh in silver coins. He says the money will be shipped in silver dol lars, and the State will be given as much trouble as possible for having penalized the corporation. It will require three express cars to transport the 'money from St. Louis 'o Austin, and will take one expert mon my handler 35 days to count the coins. The Waters-Pierce management con templated paying the fine in half dollars and quarters, but the banks in St. Louis refused to make up the sum in these coins. STATE WHOLESALING BOOZE Oklahoma Is Selling Confiscated Wet Goods. Guthrie, Okla.-The State of Okla homa is a wholesaler of intoxicating li quors, and is selling to wholesalers in Kansas City and St. Louis the confis cated liquors which' heretofore have been either sold through the' State dis pensaries, or if of inferior grade, dumped into sewers. Thus far three carloads confiscated at Tusla and Sapulpa have been sold as above outlined, and an other carload is ready for delivery. After all costs of the confiscating are paid, one-half of the receipts of such sales go to the State's detectives making the raids and the other half into the good roads fund of the county where the goods are confiscated. RIOT CLAUSE UPHELD. Insurance Cannot be Collected on Prop erty Destroyed by Night Riders. Frankfort, Ky.-Upholding the "ric clause" of insurance policies carried oa tobacco and tobacco barns in Western Kenftucky, the court of appeals .today reversed the Caldwell circuit cor t in the cases of five: fire insurance compa nies against the Imperial Tobacco Com pany of Kentucky. The effect of this opipion is that noFrecov'ery of insurance can be made by owners of such tobacco and barns where .fired and destroyed by night riders. Run Negroes Out of Pittsburg. Pittsburg.-In a raid early today the police of Brownsville, Pa., 'arrested 150 negres who have been loafing about the coke ovens. All were discharged at a lhearing later andtordered to leave town except six, who itre being held pending ain investigation of their recrds in Pittse hbg, Cliveland aM other plaees. Ae. cording to the Drownsvillae *uthoritie, inatof the egroe ard fro Pteb whsick pipee hey left 'vh li e polie. eholeP agle~ obt4 o groes ons. 1 WIND AND WEATHER MISSISSIPPI VISITED BY HIGH WIND AND HAID RAIN. Vicksburg Damaged by a 60-Mile Gale-Worst Weather of Win ter in Chicago. Jackson, Miks.-A severe wind and rain storm struck this section during the early part of Sunday afternoon, follow ing a close, dense atmnoslphere during the morning, with slow showers. For an hour the wind blew at a rate of about fifty miles an hour, accolmnpanie by torrents of rain and a steadily lowering tempera ture. From reporlts to hand.'there was con sideral)ble damage elsewhere as a result of the storm, which appears to have bee, more severe below this point. HURRICANE HITS VICKSBURG. Scores of Houses Unroofed and Negro Cabins Wrecked. Vicksburg, Miss.-- hurrianne gale with a velocity of sixty miles an hour hit Vicksburg about 1::30 o'loc.k Sun day and played havoc with 'oofs and flimsy negro cabins. A score of frail shanties were demolished. In the down town district portions of roofs and busi ness houses were blown off, and the soak ing rain that followed did much water danlage. 'J'elephone and telegraph wires were prostrated. Steamboat craft in the river ,harbor were terrifically lashed, but es caped with little damage. The gale blew direct from the northwest and for nearly thirty iminutes whipped the city in spots. hMany people were panic-stricker CYCLONE VISITS STEPHENS. Twister Mowed Path Through Town, WreEking Buildings. Stephens, Ark.-At 3 o'clock Sunday morning Stephens was swept by one of the worst cyclones that has ever visited this section of the State. Houses were twisted and blown down and unroofed, and great damage to property followed the storm as it tore its way through the town. The path of the cyclone war from 200 to 300 yards wide. ZERO WEATHER IN KANSAS. Traffic Tied Up on Account of Heavy Sleet. Kansas City, Mo.-Zero weather and a nasty sleet and snow storm prevailed in the Southwest Sunday night. All over Kansas the fall of sleet was heavy, caus ing a delay to traffic and wire communi cation. 'In Oklahoma the storm began Saturday night with a rain, followed by a sudden drop of 48 degrees in tempera ture. Sleet and snow fell almost contin uously for many hours. Railroad traffic is at a standstill in many places. WORST YET AT CHICAGO. Heavy Snow and Sleet Play Havoc with Traffic. Chlicago.--What appeared to be an or dinary winter storm of small propor tions Sunday developed into the most troublesome and disagreeable period in the history of the Lake Michigan region. relegraph and telephone communication between Chicago and the outside world was interrupted seriously by the heavy snow and sleet which covered the ground and made transportation next to impos sible. The storm was accompanied by heavy sleet and snow,,and the velocity of the wind added to the general disccm fort and lack of transportation facilities. Northern Illinois, Northern Indiana, h'orthern Ohio, Missouri, Kansas, Io-va, and Southern Wisconsin were cut off from communication with the outride world early in the night. U. S. Blind Tiger. Newnan, Ga.-Charged with keeping whisky for the purpose of sale within the city, Judge W. B. W. Dent, United States commis.ioner, has been sentenced to pay a fine of $100 by the mayor. Judge Dent pleaded not guilty wheln placed on trial. Five kegs of whisky were found in Judge Dent's possession, four in a warehouse, and one was taken to a boarlding Ihouse. The judge said he was accustomed to his toddy, and fear ing the prohibition movement might cut his supply off, he ordered enough to be safe. To Preach Own Funeral. Fairfield, Ill.-The voice of the Rev. Daniel Bassett Leach, who died at his home at Bone Gap, Ill., near here, will be heard over his own grave. A short time before he died the minister, who was almost 90 years old, had several of his short, sermons and prayers placed on graphophone records in his house, and he requested that the records be used at his funeral, and his last request will be granted. He also had a benediction placed on the machine, and this will be the last of the records used over the grave. State Beats Telephone. Atlanta, Ga.-Following a recent de iesion of Judge Newman, denying the pe tition for injunction filed by the Western Union Telegraph Company to prevent the State from collecting tax upon its fran chises, fiats have been issued by Attor ney-General Hart against the company to collect the tax for 1908. The tax is $5,250. It is understood that the company will carry the case to the Unit oil States supreme Court upon the ground tht }ts franchise is national. The value of the franchise for i908 has been as ease4 at about $500,000: I. ,. . ; . ',• ',. SOUTHERN CONGRESS WORK Permanent Headquarters to Be in Washington. IWashiigton.--\lMau:naging D)irector G. C(ros'venoir Dawes, of t he Soulth ierni ('itn Imercial (' onress, \ ,o is here to estab lishl permanent headquarter., -:iil withi reference to the objects of the ton gress and their relation to thli South: "The South is the richest section in the country. Yet in a enst'e it is lthe poorest. it is the most fterltile sett ion and the one least undler-toil. Now, our prohlemn is to chiange the conditions so that every one will ':now the truth about the south and the South will benefit by it. "'the work we will do is a fremuen dous one. The eflort- s will be divided. so that one group of iell'ort will be directied toward selietetl inunigration; another group will he directed toward lrining a certain line of capital to, develop a certain line of resoutrces, and so on." WILL STUDY BOLL WEEVIL Entomological Laboratory to Be Es tablished in Delta. 1'ashingto..-Th'e allpproplriatlion for the bureaut of entonmologv was increased by the house in order to, eiinable the de partment of agriculture to establlish an entomological Ilaboratorv someiwhere in the delta of M1ississilppi or Louiisiana. It is the opinion of the chief of that lu reau that the climatic conditions in those sections being so different from any in tder which the hill weevil has heretofore existed may develop new life anti hab its, and that a close study of thesle may be helpful in the etfort now being made to discover some means for his destrue tiop. Dr. Howard, chief of the bureau, be lieves he has already discovered a para site which will work havoc among the weevil, and as they continue their prog ress across the cotton states it is his .opinion that the new parasites will con tinue to attack them. It is, therefore. necessary to be watchful, in order to dis cover these exterminating parasites when they appear. GEORGIA WHISKY MEN LOSE Will Have to Pay Rentals on Prop erty Closed by Prohibition. Atlanta, Ga.-Persons in Georgia who leased property at high figures for bar. room purposes, without so stipulating in their contract, must still pay high rentals, though bar-rooms have been closed by State-wide prohibition law, ac cording to supreme court decision hand ed down Thursday. The court holds that the passage of a law prohibiting the sale of whisky con stitutes' no abatement of the rent of property used for that purpose, unless it has been so stipulated in the rental contract. The decision was made in the Albion Hotel case, from Augusta. The lessee refused to pay full rental after prohi bition forced the closing of the hotel bar. The court holds that the fact that the lessee took the hotel, thinking he could continue the sale of whisky, does not entitle him to an abatement or diminu tion of the rent, since there was no covenant on the part of the landlord. Decision means landlords will collect thousands of dollars from whisky men whom the State put out of business." BISHOP HOSS RESTING EASY Will Be Operated on at Baltimore Infirmary. Baltimore, Md.-Bishop E. E. Ho.ss, of Nashville, who arrived here Wednesday to undeigo an operation at the Johns Hopkins Hospital for intestinal trouble, is resting easily. Upon the advice of Dr. Hugh H. Young, the specialist who will treat him, the bishop ip still con fined to his bed at the Hotel Rennert, and will remain there until Sunday morning, before being removed to the hospital. Dr. Young is desirous of al lowing the bishop a complete rest from his long journey before operating. The operation will be performed next week. In the meantime, the bishop is being de nied the privilege pf seeing any visitors, for he has many friends in Baltimore. The ailment from which hlie is suffering will necessitate a serious operation, and everything is now being done to allow the, bishop to gather sufficient strength to stand the ordeal. hmprovenment in his condition cannot be possible until the surgeon's knife has been used, said the doctor. REAL ESTATE MAN HELD. Claimed Chicago Man Obtained $50,000 by Forged Mortgage. Chicago.-Obtaining between $40,000 and $30,000 by means of forged mort gages is alleged by the police against Elmer C. Duensing, a Chicago real estate man. Duensing is.said to have disap peared from his home on December 30 last. The police declared Duensing's method of operation was similar to leat of Peter Van Vlissingen, now serving a term in prison for forgeries aggregating $1,500,000. KILL AN'rI-JAP RESOLUTION. Oregon Legislator Pleads for Re-enact ment of Exclusion Act. Salem, Ore.-Senator Bailey's anti Japanese resolution was defeated in the senate Tuesday when the majority re port of the resolutions committee was accepted. This was not accomplished, howevei, until after Bailey had argued for the .re-enactment of the Chinese ex clusion act and for its broadening to include Japanese, Malays, Hindus and all other Asiaties. The Exceptional Equipment of the California Fig Syrup C('o. and the scientific attainments of its chemists have rendered possible the production of Syrup of Figs and Elixir of Senna, in all of its excellence, by obtaining the pure medic inal principles of plants known to act most beneficially and combining them most skillfully, in the right proportions, with its wholesome and refreshing Syrup of California Figs. As there is only one genuine Syrup ol Figs and Elixir of Senna and as the gen uine is manufactured by an original method known to the California Fig Syrup Co. only, it is always necessary to buy the genuine to get its, beneficial effects. A knowledge of the above facts enabk~s one to decline imitations or to return th,.m if, upon viewing the package, the full name of t he California Fig Syrup Co. is not iound printed on the front thereof. "BOBBY" WAS SO NERVOUS. He Was Not to Be Agitated, Even by "Percy, Dear." It was moving day for the summer colony along the North shore of Mas sachusetts. On the morning train from Rockport, bearing many well known Bostonians to their town houses for the winter, rode a stormy old gentleman from the west. At Pride's crossing a family of three father, mother and daughter-boarded the train, bearing respectively the family treasures: One pet poodle, one gray cat in a blue blanket, and one traveling clock in a much worn leath er case. The party had no sooner found seats across from the western er, than it became apparent that the excitement of boarding the tr#1n had caused a commotion among the pets. The cat was chided for talking aloud. "Calm yourself, Bobby," said his mis tress. "Be yourself once more-we are now on our way home." Where upon Bobby grew calm. The poodle became restless in the company of his master on a seat in front and signified his yearning for Bobby's company by climping up the back of the seat and casting goo-goo eyes at the Tabby. The sympathetic mistress understood at once and said: "You may come over here and sit , with us; Percy, dear, on one condition -you must not agitate Bobby.", This was too much for the stormy westerner. With a loud snort he reared up, pawed his hand-bag from ' the rack above his head, and pranced into a coach ahead. .BRINGING HIM OUT. Asker--How is it you never speak to Dufily? I'm sure he's a diamond in the rough. Miss Trimm-Yes; I think so, too-' that's why I'm cutting him. Easy Come, Easy Go. A passerby at Broad and Lombard streets in Philadelphia once heard the following dialogue between a la borer who was digging in a sewer and a stout, beaming lady with a capacious market basket on her arm: "Ah, good marnin' to you, Pat," said she leaning over and looking into the pit. "And what are you doin'?" "Good marniln', Bridget," he replied, looking up. "I'm a-earnln' alimony for yees. And what are you doin'?" "Sure, I'm a-spendin' it," replied Bridget airily, as she trotted off. Lipplincott's. Comfort Still. A little fellow of five years fell and cut his upper lip so badly that a doc tor had to be summoned to sew up the wound. In her distress the mother could not refrain from saying: "Oh, doctor, I fear it will leave a disfigur Ing scar," Tommy looked up into her tearful face, and said: "Never mind, mam ma, my mustache will cover it." Harper's Weekly. GOOD CHANGE Coffee to Postum. The large army of persons who have found relief from many chronic all ments by changing from coffee to Postum as a daily beverage, is grow. ing each day. It is only a simple question of trying it for oneself in order to know the joy of returning health as realized by an Ills, young lady. She writes: "I had been a coffee drinker nearly all my life and it affected ,my stomach -caused insomnia and I was seldom without a headache. I had heard about Postum and how beneficial it was, so concluded to quit coffee and try it. "I was delighted with the change. I can now sleep well and seldom ever have headache. My stomach has gotten strong and I can eat without suffering afterwards. I think my whole system greatly benefited by Postum. "My brother also suffered from stom ach trouble while.he drank coiffee, but now, since using Postum he feels so much better he would not go back to coffee for anything." Name given by Postum ho., Battle Creek, Mich. Read "The Road to Well. ville," in pkgs. "There's a Reason." Ever read the above lettert A mew eme appears ttfrom time to time, TheJ are geamle, trnee am realn of mam laterest. 4.5.·