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,I... . . . . . - A- n.. 'It'- I Crowlev.-At a meet.ng of the board
Then He Will Travel and Speak In
Europe-Three Skilled Naturalists
and His Son Kermit Accom
pany Him.
New York.--Theodore Roosevelt, ex
president of the United States, sailed
out of New York harbor Tuesday on
the steamer Hamburg of the Hamburg
American line on the way to his much
heralded hunting trip in British East
On the dock was a large assemblage
of Mr. Roosevelt's friends, who had
gathered to bid him God-speed, and
who cheered him as he stood at the
rail of the steamer waving his hand
and smiling with delight. Beside him
stood the .three men selected from
hundreds of applicants to accompany
him and assist him in collecting the
specimens of African fauna which he
hopes to send back for the enrichment
of the Smithsonian institution. These
fortunate individuals were Maj. Ed
gar A. Mearns, J. Loring Alden and
Edmund Heller. They comprise the
Smithsonian's expedition. The fifth
member of the little party, and not to
be considered of least importance. was
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the espresident's second son, Kermit, t
who will be the official photographer ti
of the expedition and, next to his fl
father, the chief hunter. tl
To Mombasa Via Naples.
Mr. Roosevelt will go via Gibraltar
to Naples, where he will board a
steamer of the German East African
line for Kilindini harbor, the port of
Mombasa. At the latter place the
party will be joined by R. J. Cun
ningbame, an Englishman of long ex
perience in Africa, who has been en
gaped as general manager and guide.
'The party will spend a short time in
Mombasa and then proceed by train
as the Uganda railway to Nairobi,
headquarters of the administration of
British East Africa Protectorate, a city
of 13,514 inhabitants, of whom 579 are
On MacMillan's Ranch.
William Northrup MacMillan, for
formerly of St. Louis, owns a large
estate near Nairobi and his big, lux
arious farmhouse will be headquarters
for about six months while the hunt
,e and scientists make trips of vary
,nlenlgth in all directions. It is In
this section that Mr. Roosevelt hopes
to obtaln most of tiL specimens, for
It 'bounds with animals of all kinds.
The smaller mammals will be trapped.
The supplies of the party are packed
I tl.lined boxes. These boxes when
they have been emptied will be used
as peaking cases for the various spec-.
:: meas. MAy valuable natural history
alkumens have been spoiled by ants
i aa other Insects, it has been found
S rgn experieace on ether expeditions,
, ,4 it li too guard against this that
the tin-lined boxes are being taken
about. i
Car. rng for Specimens.
When the specimens have been pro.
pe , they will be carefully packed in
,mss l s.b anpd shipped to Nairobt,
States. One of the taxider
r.. will always be with Mr. Roose
sa sooa as &y: big game oa
1 Itlit; bt sklned and,
i'' oo tl -wrill;be greatly din
* hefAl 0to kill several
% thei Erbinper
living ally to the type of the extinct
Tichorine or woolly rhinoceros which
lived in England at the close of the
Glacial period.
Journey A.ross Uganda.
Leaving Nairobi in October, the
party will proceed by the Uganda
railway to Port Florence, on the
shores of Lake Victoria Nyanza, where
a short stop will be made; then a
steamer will be taken to Entebbe, 150
miles away. There a caravan will be
formed and the journey across
Uganda to the Nile will be begun. It
is expected that the White Nile will
be reached about the first of the year
n 1910. Lake Albert Nyanza will be
touched at Kibira.
In a general way the course of the
Nile will be followed to Gondokoro,
and thence to Khartoum. At this city
Mr. Roosevelt and Kermit will be
d joined by Mrs. Roosevelt and they will
continue down the Nile slowly to
Cairo, visiting many points of interest
on the way.
it To Speak in European Capitals.
Plans for the remainder of the ex
;e president's two years' tour have not
Ad been decided upon definitely, but the
d time will be spent in Europe, and sev
ie eral matters of importance have been
id announced. He will visit Berlin at the
m invitation of Emperor William and
m while there will deliver an address
ly upon the one hundredth anniversary
le of the founding of the University of
le Berlin.
nt From Germany he will go to France
se and deliver an address at the Sor
d- bonne. It has not been learned how
id long Mr. Roosevelt intends to stay in
he Berlin and Paris. After his visit in
th France, Mr. Roosevelt will go to Eng
to land, where a reception of great
as warmth undoubtedly will be accorded
to him. He has accepted an invitation
to deliver the Romanes lecture at Ox
ford university and in all probability ci
the honorary degree of D. C. L., which a
Oxford has bestowed on Emperor Will
iam, will be conferred on Mr. Roose- s
velt. t
The versatility of Mr. Roosevelt will t
be shown by the fact that he will
speak German in his address before
the students of the University of Ber.
Uin, French in his lecture at the Sor t
bonne, and English in delivering the t
Romanes lecture at Oxford.
Pays His Own Expenses.
Mr. Roosevelt will defray the ex.
penses of himself and his son on the i
African trip, but those of the scien
tists and the cost of preparing the
specimens and shipping them to Amer- 1
SCa will be paid out of a fund secured
for the purpose by the Smithsonian
One of the objects of Mr. Roosevelt
e in taking this trip is for the purpose
SI of collecting material for writing sev
s eral books regarding his experiences
t During last summer he contracted with
f Charles Scribner's Sons, of New York.
n giving that firm all the rights for the
6 serial and book-form publication of
ir whatever he might write on his visit
. I to Africa. It is said that the contract
d. price agreed upon is $1 per word,
d but this never has been verified.
No Slaughter of Animals.
A Even if the British colonial govern
A- ment should offer to throw open to Mr.
y Roosevelt and his companions the Af
ta rican game preserves under its con
id trol, the ex-president will refuse to
1s, take advantage of this opportunity.
at Like other true sportsmen, he believes
Dn that the utmost protection should be
given to wild animals on reservations
and that permission to kill them
r should not be given or accepted under
in any circumstances unless, possibly,
b, when predatory animals are becoming
he too numerous.
e 'Moreover, the killing of animals for
e** spert is not the main object of his trip.
is Mr. Roosevelt hopes to send back to
ad, the Stmithsonian institution two adult
speefisenm. one of each sex, and a
ii:- specimen of their young, of animals
rat he mets -with on the Dark Continent,
Ws Beyond this the killing will be im
. . to -the demands of the O- mis
. ice:
Nashville, Tenn.-The jury in the
Cooper trial, at 10:05 Saturday morning,
reported the following verdict:
Duncan B. Cooper, guilty, second de
s gree; penalty, 20 years.
s obin J. Cooper, guilty, second degree;
penalty, 20 years.
r The trial ju..t completed has been one
e of the most remarkable murder cases in
the history of the South, not only be
ecause of the prominence of the princi
l pals in the tragedy, but because of the
1e reasons that led to the killing.
111 Sharp Acquitted.
to Nashville, Tenn.-John D. Sharp was
at Friday acquitted of the charge of mur
dering former United States Senator E.
W. Carmack, but the jury reported that
an agreement had not been reached as
ot to the two principal actors in the now
he famous tragedy, Robin and Col. Duncan
B. Cooper.
The receiving of the verdict as to Mr.
ad Sharp came after a morning of nervous
ss ness and suppressed excitement in the
ry courtroom. Judge Hart opened court
of promptly at 9 o'clock and began his us
ual grind of hearing criminal cases. The
ce court had announced soon after court
or- opened that there would be a verdict in
aw the Cooper case during the day, but it
in was a quarter after 12 before his honor VOU]
in turned his attention to the case and
g.- sent the sheriff to bring the jury into
oat the courtroom. The jury, instead of ac- Ten
led companying the court officer on his re- Fe
turn, however, sent word that they were
unable to agree, and saw no necessity
for their appearing in court. Par
But Judge Hart summoned them any- tion i
way, and soon the result of the delib- a gre
erations of the twelve men was known. this i
As soon as the court had heard what tanks
the jury had done, he ordered the dis- city,
charge of Mr. Sharp, and ordered thd is fu
jury to return to their room for fur- by d
ther deliberation. This occupied but a inhur
few minutes, after which court was ad- Fo
journed until 2 p. m. The verdict in lives.
Mr. Sharp's case was received with in- and
difference by the defendant, but once ered.
outside the courtroom he was compelled Ad
to hold an impromptu reception and re- the c
ceive the congratulations of his friends. fami
Judge Hart sent to ask the jury, at whic
12 minutes after noon, if it wished to ferin
report. Promptly the word came back was
that no agreement had been reached. The a co
court considered a moment, and said: Ti
"I will bring in the jury anyhow. with
Bring in the defendants." the
There was a hustle and scurrying of houn
deputies through the corridors, and the aslec
defendants entered. The courtroom was T'
nearly empty by this time, the throng the
disappearing gradually as it seemed that fore
there would be no report. Mrs. Burch fror
and Mrs. Wilson, pale and wan, were plu
with the Coopers, and faithful Mrs. Chu
Sharp was, as always, at her husbands' botl
side. The
The jury was polled, and Judge Hart for
said: mai
"'Have you reached a verdict, gentle- in
men " wei
"We are hopelessly tied as to the an
Coopers," said Foreman Burke, "but we hot
find John Sharp not guilty."
'"You will retire, gentlemen, and re
consider further as to the other defend
ants.' Is there any reason, Gen. McCarn, e
why John Sharp should not be dis
charged ?"
tation "None, your honor." tee
Lt Ox- "Mlr. Sharp, you are discharged from sid
rbility custody-acquitted," said the court, with mi
which a smile. m
Will- Sharp sat stolid and indifferent. Not
loose- so his wife. The foreman spoke in a low
tone, and for a minute she didn't grasp t
Itwll the significance of it. When she did, t
a will her eyes filled up, and she grasped her an
before husband's left-arm with both hands, and w
f er seemed about to break down. Her sis- re
ethter soothed her, and others seated near
them shook hands with Sharp. fo
"We want the exact words of the jury
he ex recorded," said Judge Anderson, of de- in
on the fense. "We understood the report was in
scien hopelessly tied?"
Ig the "I do not recall the exact language,
Amer- but I am told by the clerk and a news
cured paper man that those were the words.
Isonian Let the clerk so record them."
"Is that a verdict, your honor," said Ci
osevelt Anderson.
urpose "It is a verdict as far as John Sharp n
sg sev is concerned, but it certainly is not as Y
lences far as D. B. and Robin Cooper are con
odwith cerned. I sent the jury back for further t
or consideration."
ior the The defendants' counsel advised to.
s visit gether for awhile, and assented. Then
ontract Judge Hart adjourned court until 2 p. m. e
ord Sharp, accompanied by his wife and
Led. sister-in-law, fatner and mother, the lat
a. ter two reaching the jail after the ver
govern- dict, went to the room he has occupied
to Mr. for several months in the jail, and then
the Af- held a little reunion with the Coopers.
Its con With tears of disappointment in their
fuse to eyes, the two daughters of Cooper still
rrtunity. congratulated the Sharps heartily upon
believes their good luck, and listened in return to
uld be the good wishes in their own behalf."
1 them A., B. & A. RECEIVER NAMED.
Hosibly, H. M. Atkinson and S. F. Parrott Get
ecoming Permanaent Berths.
New Orleans, La.-H. M. Atkinson afd
mals for . p. Parrott, the latter president of
his trp. the Atlantic Compress Company, of At
back to lants, were Friday appointed permanent
an receivers of the Atlanta, Birmingham &
animal Atlantic Railroad, by' Judge Pardee, .of
ontinent, the United States circuit court. Mr. At
be 1m- kinson is already one of the receivers.
Qmi- Mr. Parrott will succeed Preston S. Ark
.wright, rice president of the road.
1s - -- e -
rt Taft-Give Her Your Utmost Consideration, Gentlemen.
Ten Houses Completely Wrecked, Fight
Forty Others Damaged as Re- Ta
-e sult of Peculiar Accident.
y -
Parkersburg, W. Va.-An entire see. Was'
*' tion of the city was swept away before was re
b a great deluge of water at 5:30 o'clock commil
this morning, when two immense water tives
it tanks, located on the heights above the origins
is- city, and from which the city's water hers o
he is furnished, were wrecked, supposedly twelve
Ir- by dynamite from the hands of some bill at
a inhuman fiend. mittee
Id- Four are known to have lost their Indi
in lives. The bodies of Walter Waggon have
in- and wife and small child were recov- Few I
Ice ered. ion or
ed Added to the death and horrors which is hel
re the deluge created is a threatened water ment
3. famine which the city is now facing, and tion.
at which may cause the most intense suf- Al
to fering, as the city's entire water supply itance
clk was eont0ned in these tanks.- Beth are ble t
he a complete wreck. have
The awful avalanche of water came in lam
)w. without a moment's warning, and when inheri
the great majority of occupants of the onero
of houses that were in its path were still made
the asleep and utterly helpless. in th
vas The first buildings to be caught in Th
ang the wall of water, that gained terrific and I
hat force, not only from its volume, but Repri
rch from the steep declivity down which it here
sere plunged, were the St. John's Lutheran sime
Irs. Church and the summer school building, be C:
ads' both of which were completely wrecked. breal
These, in a measure, checked the terrific Denm
[art force of the rush of waters, and the re- in
mainder of the houses that were caught on h
tle- in its path suffered less, although many
were torn from their foundations and over
the jammed with terrific crashes against the vani
we houses next in the path of the water.
end- with
arn, Personal Friend of Taft to Be In- alar
dis- ternal Revenue Collector.
Washington.-Among the most es- bill.
from teemed federal jobs in Washington, out- S,
with side of a cabinet place, is that of com- ge
missioner of internal revenue, and it is fee
Not highly probable that from the number repr
low of applicants for the place a change in ore
that office is soon to be made. A cer- also
rasp tain Ohio man has aspired to the place, The
did, and it transpires that when this name ing
and was urged President Taft expressed his
r regret, according to the story, saying MI
near that he had picked out a personal friend
for the place.
jury John G. Capers, of South Carolina, the
f de- incumbent commissioner, was appointed
in the summer of 1907, the announcement
being made at the time that it was aaf
uage, temporary appointment. Soon after
ward the office was proffered to Pearl
Wneos Wright, a New Orleans merchant, who min
held in abeyance for a long time his de- for
said cision whether he would accept. tee
Somehow Capers was permitted to re
Sh main, and made himself useful to Cortel
t as you and Hitchcock in the rounding up of tel
SSouthern delegates for the Republican fe
convention of 1908, being ostensibly a
third term advocate. There is no doubt ar
d tofrom expressions heard that vigorous of
Then opposition outside of the Southern ref
.m eree system particularly, as it involves o
Sand men in the internal revenue service will
le lat- join the opposition to the retention of th
e ver Capers, in the event, it is pretty certain, P
that he will soon have to give way to
cupied President Taft's individual choice.
)ers. Life Sentence fpr Kidnaping. c
m their Pittsburg, pa.-Preparations are un- o
sr stil der way to have a law passed by the C
"pon legislature making kidnaping an offense a
urn to for ivhich a sentence of life imprisonment C
If." can be given.
lED. $8,750,000 Case Decided.
Cincinnati.-Being so instructed by
tt Get United States Judge Sayler, the jury C
in the district court returned a verdict
on aid for the defendant in the case of the Mc
lent of Kll estate against the Chesapealnke & t
of At- Ohio Railroad, an action to obtain $3,
5anent V50,000 on ap alleged coal contract. The
ham & court's conclusion was that the action I
dee,.of was based on a contemplated, rather
fr. At- than an actual existing contract. The 1
eeivere ase has been in the courts for over 1
S. Ark* three years. It .is said it will be ap.
d. ipealed.
C. E.
Fight Will Be Made on Inheritance Depar
Tax-Steel Men Are Making been
Vigorous Protests. icatio
Washington.-The Payne tariff bill Linco
e was reported from the ways and means with
k committee to the house of representa- retars
tives Thursday without change in its ernor
e original provisions. The minority mem- for tl
r bers of the committee were allowed but again
twelve minutes in which to consider the three
,e bill at the general meeting of the com- Pest
mittee. ing ii
ir Indications are that the bill is not to for a
,n have plain sailing through the house. din,
r_ Few members care to express an opin- of t
ion on the bill at the present time. It are
,h is held to be the most confusing docu- cattl
ar ment ever put up to them for considera- It wi
id tion. year:
. A fight is to be made on the inher
ly itance tax on the ground that it is dou- Nt
re ble taxation. -Thirty-six States now of t
have the law, and protests are coming the
ne in large volume urging that the burden Sch(
en inheritances now carry are sufficiently pres
he onerous. There is to be an attempt nes
ill made to include an income tax provision furn
in the bill.
in The greatest protest is over free hides aP
fic and the cuts in timber, wool and sugar. to t
jut Representatives of these industries are The
it here in force. Should the movement as
,an sume definite shape a party caucus will vice
be called by the Republican leaders to acce
ed. break the combination. Several. Texas wet
ific Democrats show a willingness to join the
re- in this movement in the interest of a tax plai
ght on hides. for
S Western coal interests are up in arms a fi
iid over the coal schedules and the Pennsyl- ing
the vanians are restless under the cut and tioi
the possibility of free Canadian coal. alr
With this import duty removed Canadian No
08 coal will enter into active competition wo
with- the output of American mines. e
The grain interests of the West are ag'
alarmed over the grain schedules as af- am
fected by the drawback provision of the
es bill.
out- Steel men are protesting against the
om- general reduction in steel schedules and Co
t is free iron ore. The steel trust is not
aber represented in the lobby. It owns large L
ore ranges in Cuba. Charles M. Schwab A3
cer- also has heavy ore properties in Cuba. F
lace, The smaller independent men are mak- ca
lame ing the complaint. ini
-iend - re
Levees in Good Condition and in No se
,the Danger of Breaking. cr
mnt Memphis, Tenn.-The waters of the
Mississippi crawled up another tenth of
a fer a foot Friday, reaching the highest stage T
earl of tne present flood, 38.2 feet. Accord- tt
who ing to the prediction of S. C. Emery, the tl
s de- forecaster of the local weather bureau, f
the river will reach a stage about 38.5
ortel- The flood is reaching New Orleans, and
the stage there is 15.8 feet, only two- e
up of tenths below the flood stage, which is 16
ican feet. o
Ly a So far as the levees about Memphis ,
ou are concerned, the continued pressure a
oros f the flood against them seems to have
Sref- had no effect, and there is no alarm felt
olvefor them. The government officials are
Swill keeping in touch with the.situation, and
on of the first sign of weakness will be re- I
rtain, ported.
ay Mrs. Cheatam Weds.
Louisville, Ky.-Southern society re
ceived with surprise the announcement
re un- of the marriage of Mrs. Nellie Garrard
my the Cheatam, wife of Dr. William Cheatam,
,ffense a noted specialist, to Bruce Hatch. MIrs.
inment Cheatam is around the half century
mark, while Hatch is in the thirties.
e jury Captain and Crew of the Cleopatra Were
verdict Drowned.
he 3e- Pensacola, Fla.-After drifting about
Lke & the gulf since Jan. 28, when her captain
lin $3,- and every member of the crew were
at. The drowned, the derelict schooner Cleopatra
action has landed at St. George Island, accord
rather ing to information brought here today
. The by sea captains who sighted the disman
tr over tied vessel. The bodies of the captain
be ap and crew were washed ashore on Hon.
duras Island several weeks ago.
Covington.-A traveling salesman the 1909 f
for a prominent New Orleans whole- and 19. ¶
sale grocery house, who reached here begin the
from a trip through Washington par- catalogues
ish, gives a most graphic account ot board wer
the recent storm in that section. He appointed
says he was near Zona, in a buggy the rules
when the storm struck him and that just discr
before he could travel about one ish exhib
block the water was about three inch- offered the
es deep in the flat woods. He pic- was adop
tures the rain as a veritable cloud- open to 1
burst, and says that over a large area which shl
the crops that had been planted were ors of no
actually washed out of the ground, the any one t
cotton and corn ridges being washed only. Sp
flat. He says teat the farmers of that to Acadi.
section will have to replow their fields Col. J. F.
before they can replant, the ridges Gilfords I
being washed away and the ground mittee to
being packed by the heavy rainfall superinte
of nearly six inches. The rain was partment
accompanied by a very hard wind, ed from
which tore limbs from the trees and solicit sl
did other similar damage.
The police jury has received a com. Baton
munication from W. N. Patrick im re- jumped
gard to the coinmmon disregard of the the chari
law relative to the disposition of the Weevil I
carcasses of cattle dying from dis- organize(
ease and praying for relief. The pe- ficers:
tition was referred to the grand jury thy boll
for action. master 1
ty mast(
Baton Rouge.-That the cattle in- art, fina
dustry in Lincoln and Claiborne par- ris, reco
ishes has been greatly advanced by peter, n
G the partial eradication of the cattle Burchell
tick from these two parishes was the George
information brought to the city by Dr. worm;
C. E. Mauldin of the United States ton boll
6e Department of Agriculture, who has lent As
been in charge of the cattle tick erad- wto ha,
ication work which the state and the the wee
United States government is doing in elation,
ill Lincoln and Claiborne. Dr. Mauldin, care of
with Commissioner Schuler and Sec- not boll
a retary Newell, of the Crop Pest Com- associat
its mission, held a conference with Gov
tm ernor Sanders and discussed the work Abbe'
for the coming year. The campaign crops I
ut against the tick will reopen in about farmer:
the three weeks. "With the State Crop ceed th
mn- Pest Commission we have been work- been pi
ing in Claiborne and Lincoln parishes A larg
to for about two years," said Dr. Mhul- planted
ise. din, "and we have about turee-fourths but the
in- of the ticks eradicated. The people in the
It are raising more cattle and better as soor
cu- cattle than ever before in their lives. These
era- It will probably take about two more Ventre
years to complete the work." the mo
her- that p
Lou- Natchitoches.-The second month this se
tow of the spring term has closed with trampl
Ling the largest enrollment the Normal far as
-den School has yet had. The grounds
qtly present a beautiful picture of earnest- Lafa
mpt ness and industry. The first car of been 1
sion furniture has arrived and 300 opera necess
chairs are being added to the seating councl
ides capacity of the auditorium, and the gambl:
ar much-needed equipment will be added ever,
to the laboratories and class rooms. were
are The sewer and flushing plant has been he onl
ill completed and is giving excellent ser- er to
vice. The plumbing system has been der tc
9 to accepted by the architects, the deep "socia
exas well is rapidly nearing completion, tically
join the water tower and the electric light The o
tax plant are being erected, the material ity In
for the concrete walks is expected in peal 4
Trms a few days, the painting of the build- practi
nsyl- ings will soon begin and the addi
and tional 42 acres of land added to the Bat
coal. already beautiful grounds will make recei
dian Normal Hill a good place to live and of W
ition work. The new school gardens tor that
. the model school and the classes in from
are agriculture have aroused new interest being
s af- among the students. priso
f the -Felic
Schriever.-At a meeting of the Up- after
t the per Terrebonne Drainage District the
and Comnission bids were opened for the horsE
n purchase of $12,000 bonds by a quo- here,
not rum of the board, composed of J. P. state
large Landry, president; L. L. Toups, A. J. have
hb Ayo, together with their attorney, R. state
Cuba. F. Butler. The bid of R. J. Braud, offlc
mak- cashier of the Bank of Lafourche, be
ing for the taking of the entire issue
at par, at the stipulated rate of in- New
ING terest, 5 per cent, being the lowest pans
received, a motion was made and duly trail
n No seconded to accept the same. The com
creation of this drainage district is bull
St for the purpose of dredging Bayou larg
Sth Terrebonne from Houma to the upper date
portion of the parish, one mile from sen
stag Thibodaux, when it is expected that mis:
ccord- the parish of Lafourche will carry on far
y, the the work to connect with Bayou La- moc
ureau, fourche. bets
, and Baton Rouge.-Governor Sanders Is
t expected to call the meeting of the Kni
Louisiana State Board of Liquidation of
Sis for the purpose of taking final action and
on the state fiscal agency matter. rec
e nphis The present 13 fiscal banks only r
ressure agreed to act as depositories of the b
ohave state for a month's time on trial, a
mm felt claiming that at the rate of interest ere
a ls are fixed by the state board, 3 1-2 per cent e
o, and on daily balances, the banks would
be re lose money because of the amount
of bond which the banks had to give
for the full amount and because only wo
7ty 5 per cent of the sum could be put hot
et eent out at interest. When the board is dr(
Garrard called to meet by Governor Sandrs, wa
hat it will either reduce the rate of in- wa
.eatam, terest to 3 per cent or attempt to we
cnr secure other fiscal agents. The lat- de
ntur. ter course will likely be adopted. wi
E. Baton Rouge.-Cadets from the NE
Louisiana State University will enter m
SWere the intercollegiate rifle practice which aC
will be conducted by the United w
g about States government. Captain Sorley of ye
ptain the United States army, commandant w
a were t the L. 2. U., made the students a th
leopatra talk on rifle practice and the inter- Y
caccord- collegiate contest. A number of stu- at
r today dents will be in training for several to
disman* weeks. At the end of the week the i
ccaptaia best ten shots from the list will be n
on Io n placed in the rifle squad, and they will I
train until spring.
Crowley.-At a meeting of the board
of directors of the Acadia Parish Fair
Association it was decided !o h ild
the 1909 fair on November 1l., 17, 18
and 19. The secretary will at once
I begin the preparation of the premlium
catalogues. Seven members of the
t board were present. The committee
3 appointed to suggest a revision ot
the rules that would provide fo- a
t just discrimination between the par
ish exhibitors and the professional
- offered the following resolution, which
was adopted: "All classes shall be
I- open to the state, except poultry,
a which shall be restricted to exhibit
e ors of no more than live coops to
e any one exhibitor, except for display
d only. Special premiums shall apply ,:
lt to Acadia parish exhibitors only."
is Col. J. F. Shoemoker, J. 1. Foley and
Gs Gilfords Hains were appointed a com
d mittee to select suitable persons for
l11 superintendents of the different de
Is partments. Committees were appoint
d, ed from each ward of the parish to
id solicit special premiums.
n- Baton Rouge.--The boll weevil has
e- jumped from the cotton fields into
ie the charitable associations. The Boll
he Weevil Benevolent Society has been
is- organized here with ...e following of
fe- ficers: J. L. Robin, past grand wor
ry thy boll weevil; E. P. MlcHamilton,
master boll weevil; Ed Thomas, depu
ty master boll weevil; :Beverly Stew
in. art, financial caterpillar; Rugus Har
ar. ris, recording caterpillar; J. H. Klein
by peter, master cotton worm; Charles
tie Burchell, master creeping worm;
he George Reymond, deputy creeping
Dr. worm; Richard Banks, master cot
tes ton boll. The Boll Weevil Benevo
ias lent Association is formed by those
ad- who have had some experience with
the the weevil. It is a benevolent asso
in ciation, as its name indicates, to take
in, care of the sick and bury the dead,
lec. not boll weevils, but members of the
am. association.
ork Abbeville.-The practical failure of
ign crops last year has stimulated the
out farmers to intensive efforts to suc
rop ceed this year, and farm lands have
ark- been put in first-class cult for a crop.
hes A large acreage of corn has been
hul- planted already and is coming up,
rths but there is a scourge of blackbirds
ple in the country here that destroys it -y
tter as soon as it peeps above the ground.
yes. These birds are protected under the
lore Ventress game law, but they are
the most disastrous birds in the farm
that planters have to deal with in
Dath this section of the state and farmers
with trample the law under their feet so
rmal far as pertains to the blackbird.
nest- Lafayette.-About 20 negroes have
r of been tried for gambling, but it was
opera necessary to discharge them, as the
sting council recently repealed the anti
the gambling ordinance. The mayor, how.
dded ever, warned the negroes that they
Moms. were amenable to the state law, and
been he only regretted that he had no pow
ser- er to fine them. The negroes, in br
been der to evade the law, are organizing
deep "social" clubs, two now being prac
Ation, tically in operation, or soon will be.
light The officers report considerable activ
terial ity in gambling circles since the re
ed in peal of the ordinance prohibiting its
build- practice within the city limits.
a the Baton Rouge.-Sheriff Randolph has
make received a letter from Sheriff Clack
a and of West Feliciana parish, requesting
. tor that Henry Jackson, who escaped
es In from the officers of that parish while
terest being brought to Baton Rouge for
prison, be turned over to the West
Feliciana parish officials. Jackson,
Le UP- after he escaped from the custody of
istrict the West Feliclana officers, stole a
)r the horse in this parish, was arrested
a quo- here, sentenced to two years it the
J. P state penitentiary, and will .probably
SA. J. have to spend the two years in the
ey, R. state prison before the West Feliciana
Braud, officers can get him.
he, be
issue Covington.-The St. Tammany and
of in- New Orleans Railroad and Ferry Com
lowest pany has received its first two open
d duly trailers. The cars are from the same
The company at Three Rivers, Mich., that
rict is built the other equipment. They are
Bayou large also and will easily accommo
upper date from sixty to seventy-five pas
e trom sengers. They will be placed in com
d that mission immediately. They will go
trry on far to relieve the demand for accom
rou La modations on the road on Sundays
between here and Mandeville.
Ider is Jennings.--The uniform rank of the
idation Knights of Pythias, Company No., 4,
ation of Jennings, gave an athletic contest
maction and races at the Jennlngs fair grounds
matter. recently. Twenty-five of the leading
:s only business firms of the city gave prizes
a the ranging from a fine umbrella to a
n trial, barrel of flour. Over 500 people gath
nterest ered at the grounds and thoroughly
er cent enjoyed the occasion.
to giie Oak Ridge.-G. W. Sherman, who
Ise only worked for S. McDuffy, fell from his
Sbe p-t horse while going home and was
oard is drowned. The supposition is that he
Sanders, was drinking, and falling in the
e of in- water, was unable to get up as the
empt to water was not over a foot or two
The tat- deep. He was found by some negroes
pted. who had been sent to look for him.
Baton Rouge.-The Louisiana State
om the Normal School will hold its com
rillenter mencement exercises in May, and,
ce which according to President J. B. Aswell,
United will have about 80 graduates this
Sorley of year. This large number of teachers
imandant will be the greatest turned out by
udents a the Normal School within recent
he inter- years. Dr. Aswell reports a splendid
r of stu- attendance at the Normal School, the
r several total enrollment to date for this ses
week the sion being 7'37. Mr. Aswell is also
t Mill be making arrangements for the sum
they will mer normal, which will be held this
year at Natchitoches;-

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