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Thle Lower Coast Gazette.
DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF THE LOWER COAST: AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, FISHERIES AND COMMERCE. VOLUME I. POINTE-A-LA-IIACHE, LA., SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 1909. NUMBER 1. LOUISIANA HAPP[NIN6S Baton Rouge.-It is estimated that fully 1,000 school children will be in Baton Rouge M1y 1 attending the state high school rally. Five hundred school children will be here as con testants and as many more will be here as spectators of the events. In addition, there will be some fifty or sixty school teachers in attendance. Baton Rouge must entertain these teachers and children. Prof. Stum berg of the Louisiana State Univer sity. is head of the committee on en tertainment, and, with his assistants, will in the next few days begin the securing of homes for the children. Fifty high schools throughout Louis iarna will be represented at the rally, and contestants will take part in both the athletic and literary programs that have been arranged. The rail roads In Louisiana will give a rate of one fare plus 25 cents fcr the occa sion, and all of the children who at tend and the teachers who accompany them will be entertained in Baton Rouge homes without cost. The de tails of the program, now being work ed out, provide for two classes of con tests, literary and athletic. in the literary contests will be debates, spell ing matches, compositions, declama tions. In the athletic program will be races, shot putting, high and broad jump, pole vault and championship games of all kinds. Scholarships, cash prizes or medals are offered to winners in all events. Plaucheville.-The district agent of the agricultural bureau, who was here recently, stated that in his opinion the situation is much more favorable than last year at this time, the farm ers having taken the best preventive by cutting and burning stalks early in the fall, and breaking land imme diately, Subagent A. H. Rabalais said that some farmers were reporting weevils found in the yellow blooming weed known as pissenlit, a winter grass, and It was decided to settle the matter right away. At a meeting on Bayou Choupique the weeds were examined and somei wormi were found in the roots, but having no re lationship to the boll weevil. At the same time a visit was made to a near by field aid explanation given as to the best final preparation of soil. The agent stated that a meeting will be held here April 14, when he will lec ture to the farmers on the various methods of preparing the soil, the , .....~proaper time, and the best way of Alexandria.-The work of building the model road from Pineville to Camp Stafford is assuming shape. Ma jor F. M. Kerr, 'state engineer, has arrived to go over the subject with george L. Cooley, who was sent here by the United States. government to superintend the construction of the road. Major Kerr, City Engineer Syl vester, Mr. Cooley, T. C. Wheadon and Bertrand Well left for Baton Rouge to confer with Governor Sanders. They expect to ask for 100 state convicts to be sent here to do the work of building the model road. The parish of Rapides is 'to furnish the necessary funds and material, and the United States government to fur iah the expert. Mr. Cooley is to su p' erintend the work, and it is expected . that active work will be begun on the road soon. Alexandria.--An important agricul t 'tral meeting convened here recently. Di'. S. A. Knapp of Washington, D. C., Sthe chief omiial of the United States Department experts for this section If the country, being present, and . A. Evrans, district government *gent, having the work in charge for Sthe states of Louisiana and Arkan .sa, being in attendance and presiding over the meeting. The meeting was wha.t might be called an executive - serasolnt at which all the government expert gents and farm demonstrators Swere preseiit and reported to their bChiefs. Some :365 or more of them •fom all overt th~ state were in at-' . .tiadace., and their reports were of * highlly interesting and helpful na Stnre. Dr. Knapp held a public meet $+g: . after the conference msan d spoke !- to a large attendance of planters. -Ntehltoeb es.-The Parish Board of J:. Health met with Dr. J. B.1 Hargrove, parsh health ofleer, presiding, and P., P, E. Prtulhomme, W. W. Page and Isaao Raphiel, members of the police 'ajry, compoping the board, to confer on the health situation of the,parish. : Reports from all sections show a most sttif~tttry condition. The smallpox situation is much improved, the dis ea:se havling about run its course and hs been remarkably mild. The board - iMs takenl every means to hold this e-. se in cheLek and Its work was abbe hn to be ewiective. More than 3, -:"- -school children have been vaecd aat4 throughout the . parish. The S- 1eagitest treuble the board has expe st in getting the people and 7 camt& report the existence of Swhicks if dole promptly, STiaclftat the board greatly in "++ " ~if*'.rtL - + . Scountcilof Broussard has stoeienad the esslio of their ~ t0b*1a seia metah loerger than usuaL. to Rege,-Itgene Jastreaskl, · werehe seats +t+ h p6.pi a+ .tii~ C~~~~i bo~ldri·"attrc: Baton Rouge.-State Treasurer G. B. Steele is making his arrangements to send to the publishing companies that made deposits and who i. eived no contract the deposits which these companies made at the time they posted their bids for the school books. A number of the checks have already gone back. Some of the cornm panies are not getting their checks back for the full amount of the deposit. The state is retaining $5:-a book to insure the faithful performance of the contract. Up to and above four books adopted $2,000 is retained. Where a company bid on a long list of text-books, made a deposit of $2,000, and had one adopt ed, this cmpany gets back $1,000 and $1,000 is retained by the state to hold as security for the performance of the contract. Long Bridge.-The 10-months-old daughter of Lange F. ('ouvilion met death in a singular manner. Mrs. ('ouvillon had gone to her mother-in law's to spend the day, and during the morning the baby went to sleep and was placed on a bed, at the foot of which was a sewing machine. Meanwhile the mother and grand mother were attending to some duties in the back part of the house. .Mrs. Couvillon sent one of her mother-in law's little girls to see if the baby was all right. The little girl called to come quick and see. The mother and grandmother ran, and found the baby hanging between the foot of the bed and the machine. The fall must have been so great that the child's neck was instantly broken and death resulted immediately. Baton Rouge.-The disastrous show ing for the past year of the fire com panies doing business in Louisiana is largely due to the heavy fire losses, which the companies have sustained in three or four large fires in New Orleans. Throughout the state the loss has not been greater than in past years, but the New Orleans fires and attendant losses have increased the percentage. The figures given out by the State Insurance Department taken from the reports of the differ ent companies for 1908 show that the ratio of losses incurred to premiums written was 87.28 per cent for the 1908 business. For every dollar of premiums written in Louisiana dur ing 1908 the fire insurance companies lost 87.23 cents. Mansfleld.-Albert Mason, Will Frost and Dempsy Carlisle have been arrested, charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and inflicting a wound less than mayhem upon Dunk Cokk. It seems that the negro man had been playing detective under In struction from the officers, and that he had caused the arrest and convic tion of several parties charged with selling liquor without a license. When near the Mansfield junction, and while plying his vocation, he was at tacked by three men and badly dis figured by being struck over the head with revolvers and brass knucks. An investigation of the case resulted in the sheriff making an fflldavit against the three accused white men. Crowley.-Sheriff Fontent has ef- fected the capture of M. B. Woods, a negro "hoodoo doctor," who has been a fugitive from justice for six years, The charge against Woods is breaking and entering in the night time in Rayne about six years ago. Since the, commission of the crime many attempts have been made to capture the negro, but each time he 'succeeded in evading the officers. He has been heard from in several states, and the sheriff's office has sent for him a number of times and to a num ber of different states. Recently Woods was located in New Iberia, and City Marshal Lyman Clark of Rayne was sent to arrest him. Baton Rouge.-Governor Sanders has issued a call for a meeting of the State Board of Liquidation to be held in Baton Rouge on ADril 16. This meeting is called for the pur pose of taking action on the per centage paid by~the fiscal agent banks. The banks now pay the state 3 1-2 per cent interest on the state funds. They claim this is too much. The board will also take action looking towards borrowing from other funds sufficient money to take up all of the 1908 warrants, regardless of class. Lake Charles.-T. A. Kelly, who was arrested at Beaumont on the charge of kidnaping George Hinner, a boy, from the Baptist orphanage, gave bond and will fight the case. Kel. ly anya the boy is over 15, is his brother-inrlaw and has a right to choose Kelly as his protector. Kelly also claims that he was arrested at Beaumont, forced to board an east tound train and return to Lake Charles, even being refused the priv ilege of notifying his counsel. Baton Rouge.--I)ouglas Barnes of Qrand Cane, 60 years of age, is said to be the father of 19 living children, The arrival of the nineteenth baby occurred only a few days ago. Dunbar--T'he oyster factory hbere, after ~ successful season shipped their foreigner laborers and families back to Baltimore on a special train. Their shell eruasher is crowded with orders, it being necessary to run da? and -ght., ;.. beveport.-Capitaliaed at $800, O0Oi, fith Leuisiana-Texa* Natural Gas arly'bii~hat teen rganised here fth baa.b~mareco4ed C- .·~:~ :~-4ii 4;S aF~ A KNOTTY PROBLEM , / " S A 12 KILLED IN TORNADO SCOPE WAS NARROW, sUT WIND WAS TERRIFIC. Family of Eight Perish-After the House Was Wrecked Ruins Caught on Fire. Dallas, Texas.-Twelve known (lead, twenty injured, at least two seriously, property loss reaching into the thou sands of dollars, and possibly a score of injured, is the result of a tornado, cyclonic in its character, which swept over the northeastern part of Wise county Tuesday evening. Several small towns w'ere visited by the hurricane, but none were entirely swept away, although each suffered se rious damage. The greatest loss of life occurred in the country districts. The destruction of one farm house alone caused the death rate to amount to eight. This single tragedy of the storm occurred near Slidell, near the Wise county line, and located about midway between Decatur and Gainesville. The farm house of Ira Rice was crushed in by, the furious wind, and the family of eight members. pinned beneath the wreckage. A light in the house at the time of the disaster causell the ruins to become ignited and, fanned by the strong wind, the flames snuffed out the lives of the helpless victims. JUDGE MUZZLES PRESS. Forbids Testimony in Murder Case Being Printed in Papers. Amite, La.-Judge Ellis issued per emptory orders Wednesday forbidding newspaper representatives from sending out, either Xerbatim or in substance, the testimony of witnesses in the trial of Avery Blount , for the killing of Benjamin Breeland, his wife and daugh ter. He reinforced the order by the dec laration that if it was violated all news paper men would be hirred from the courtroom, and, if necessary, sent to jail. There are nine trials yet to be held that will be directly or indirectly affected by the present hearing, and the securing of juries for the rest of them may be made impossible, says the prosecution, by publication of the testi mony. The judge's :action provoked strong protest from the newspapers represent ed, in view of the deep public interest attaching to the trial. Tonight Judge Ellis informed' the newspaper men in attendance that he had concluded he would not try to prevent them from sending out their reports in full, but that he had directly appealed to their papers not to print the testimony. FATHER KILLS HIS DAUGHTER Tragedy Occurred in Crowded New York Thoroughfare. New York.-Within sight of several of her school teacher friends and pupils on the way to school, through a crowd ed street on the upper east side today, Miss Anna A Mangano, a teacher in the public school on East One Hundred and Second street, was shot and instantly killed by her father, a court interpreter, who had been following his daughter and calling to her to stop. As she kept hurrying on, he drew his revolver from his overcoat pocket and fired two shots at his daughter. He then turned the revolver on himself, but was prevented from carrying out his purpose by a young man, who grappled with Man gano. Two more shots were fired while the men struggled, but both went wild. Mangano broke away, but was over taken and arrested by two policemen. Several school teachers who were pass ing ran to the place where the girl fell and immediately identified her. She was dead when they reached her. DEEP WATERWAYS MEETING. Will Be Called in New Orlearn Next November. New Orleans, La.--The convention of the Lakes to the Gulf Deep Waterway Association will be herd in New Or leans, Nov. 11, 12 and 13, according to ananniouncement nmadh by the organism-. tion in charge of arrangements here.. The offeial call of the convention will be issied from St. Lotuis wiithin the next fw ivekt. Repr~e intalve .of many foreign atiooni wrill be invid n to *t KILLABY'S WIVES MEET. Agree to Work Together to Put Him in Prison. Norman, Okla.-"I shall not go back to my home in Hollandale, Miss., until I have seen Killaby behind prison walls," said Mrs. Killaby No. 1, when leaving Norman today, after a confer. ence with Mrs. Killaby No. 2 in regard to pushing the proseccution of Win. .I Killaby, to wlhom both women claim to have been married. "And I will help you to put him there," sighed Mrs. Kil. labv No. 2. A year ago the romance started be. tween Killaby and Miss Mabel Freeling, of Norman, when both were coming from St. Louis. He 'told of his vast mines in Mexico, and a lively corre spondence started, which resulted in the marriage of the two here about seven weeks ago. The happy couple left for Mexico, and upon their arrival there they found Killaby's. wife. His last wife returned heart-broken to her moth er here. Now, in the last few weeks, another wife appears on the scene. She is Mrs. Killaby No. 1, from Hollandale, Miss., and she will u§uh the prosecution of Killaby, with the assistance of Mrs. Mabel Freeling Killeiby, of this place. ROOSEVELT OFF TO JUNGLES Whistles Screech and Guns Boom as Hamburg Puts Out to Sea. New York.--Waving a parting fare. well with his black slouch hat, his face beaming in the morning sun as he stool on the captain's bridge of the steam. ship Hamburg, ex-President Theodore Roosevelt, now America's most distin guished private citizen, sailed Tuesday for his long-planned African "safari." He left his native shores amid the cheers of thousands of persons who swarmed the Hamburg-American line pier, the whistles of countless river craft and the thunderous reverberations of the ex-president's salute of thirteen guns from Forts Hamilton and Wads. worth. Besides the figure of the former chief magistrate, as the big steamship slipped out of her dock, stood a young lad, seemingly dejected as he wistfully gazed at the cheering multitude on the pier below. It was Kermit Roosevelt, son of Mr. Roosevelt, who accompanied his father as official photographer on the expedition. Father and son, both clad in brilliant buff-colored army coats, which shone in the sun, remained on the bridge on the trip down the bay, and acknowledged with sweeps of their hats the salutes of the vessels. KIDNAPERS ARE ARRESTED. Had $9,845 in Satchel--Were on Way to the Depot. Cleveland, O.-In the arrest here Tues day of a man and a woman having $9, 790 in their possession, the police be lieve they have captured the kidnapers of Willie Whitla. In fact, the woman in the case, who is greatly excited, ad mitted that she had been responsible for the kidnaping. When placed in custody at the central police -station she said to Capt. Shattuck: "I am the one who planned the whole thing. There wigl be trouble for me and hell in Sharon tomorrow." Beneath the woman's skirts was found $9,790. All of it but $540 was bound in packages with the original slips placed on the money when Whitla took it from the bank, still around it. Capt. Shattuck and Detective Frank Wood made the arrests in the east end of the city. When near the police sta tion the man broke away from Detee tive Wood and ran toward an alley. The policeman fired two shots from his revolver into the air and the man stopped. The woman made no attempt to escape. CAN GET $3,000 A WEEW Theatricai Manager Makes Willie Whitla Generous Offer. Cincinnati.-Managers Zeigler and An derson, of the Columbia Theater, have sent to the parents of Willie Whitla, the boy just recovered from kidnapers, an offer of $3,000 per week for an en gagement of three weeks, to have the boy appear at the regular performances a their vaudeville houses here and at Indianapolis and Louisville. The the. atric l managers believe that the inter. estaroused In the cuase would make the 1a a very vuluable attraction. 3-CENT RATE RESTORED EIGHTEEN ROADS CONFER WITH STATE OFFICIALS. Order Effective April 10-Railroads and Legislature Have Prac tically Agreed. St. Louis, Mo.-The 3-cent local ticket rate and the 2,000-mile interchangeable book will be put into effect April 10, ac cording to an official statement issued by the eighteen railroads in .Missouri Fri day. The statement was issued after the return of the railroad representatives from Jefferson City, where conferences on the passenger rate question were held with Gov. Hadley, Attorney General Ia jor and members of the railroads com mittee of the legislature. The statement also announces that ac tions to test the validity of the 2-cent laws in adjoining states will be brought at once. After stating that the most cordial good feeling existed during the conference at Jefferson City, the state ment reads: As the matter now stands, as between the railroad proposition and that of the executive and legislative departments, there is a difference which might be clas 1 sified as detail. In other words, the establishment of the 3-cent basis for through and inter I state rates will not be objected to, and a 2,000-mile interchangeable mileage book, upon a basis of 2 cents net, is ac ceptable to both sides. Tle state fa vors a 500-mile book, good upon an in dividual railroad and for bearer at 2 1-4 cents per mile. The railroads offer, in lieu of this, a 500-mile book, good over all of the rail roads in the state and for bearer, at 2 1-2 cents per mile, and upon an indi ridual railroad a 500-mile book, good for owners only, for 2 1-4 cents per mile. All mileage books in both cases to be good for one year. MARINES GO BACK TO SHIPS Men Restored to Bame Duties Per formed Before. Washington.-The last remaining ves tige of the Roosevelt order taking ma rines off the battleships and cruisers of I the United States navy was swept away Friday, when President Taft, after the matter had been considered at a cabinet meeting, directed that an order be issued restoring the marines to exactly the same duties they performed prior to being or dered ashore. After congress had placed a provision in the navy appropriation bill to the effect that a certain percent age of the marine corps should be as signed to ship duty, an order was issued the day before President Roosevelt went out of office restoring the marines to the ships, but placing them under the orders of the captains of the vessels on which they were to serve. Under the old order of things, the ma a rines were given specific duties. One of these was to man certain guns of the sec r ondary battery. The order placing them under the direction of the ship's captain made it possible to assign the marines to any sort of duty and to deprive them of manning any part of the ship's bat. Stery. STHREE MONTHS BRIDE SUICIDE r Mrs. Culberson Not Slain as Was at a First Suspected. S Vincennes, Ind.--Irs. Jessie Lee Over. eton Culbertson, woman of mystery, sad d hearted bride of three months, was not 9 murdered, but self-slain. Of this there a is no doubt. Her husband and relatives Stearfully acknowledged that their suspi Scions that she was killed at the instiga tion of another woman for jealous re venge were unfounded. The body of a miniature skeleton, which had been attached to the skull found beside Mrs. Culbertson, when she was discovered gagged in the shed near her home last Wednesday, after swal lowing carbolic acid, was pioked up late Stoday near the scene of the tragedy. It lay concealed beneath a pile of debris, where the disheartened girl had placed Sit, after she removed the head and at r tached it to the threatening letter which she thought would lead the authorities to believe she was murdered for re venge. e APPEAL BOYCOTT CASE. U. 8. Supreme Court Will Pass Upon SBucks Stove Case. · Washington.-Declaring that the dis s trict court of appeals erred in modifying k the injunction of Justice Gould restrain ing the American Federation of Labor Sand President Gompers, Secretary Mor d rison and Vice President John Mitchell, of that organization, from publishing the name of the Bucks Stove & Range Com pany, of St. Louis, in the "We Don't SPatronize" list of the American Feder B ationalist, the St. Louis concern, a through their attorney, made a motion It for an appeal to the United States su preme court. TAFT FOR SHIP SUBSIDY. Will Discuss Matter In His Next Me Ssage to Congress. e Washington.-President Taft has giv , en authority to have his name used as , favoring the ship subsidy. He talked - Friday with Representative Fassett, of e New York, who will deliver a speech on s this subject before the National Mier Schants' League at Cleveland, O. The Spresident will discuss the ship subsidy Sin his message to the next regular se sion of congress. WILL FIGHT SPECIAL TAX MAY REDUCE ANNUAL EX PENDITURES. Senator Aldrich Opposes Inheritance Tax-Finance Committee Against All Forms of Stamp Tax. Washinigto.-That a dleftermTined ef fort will be made to reduce publlic ex penditures to such an extent that gov ernmental needs may be nft by reve nues deriv(edl front duties on importc, and without resorting to any of the special taxation sc(,hemes that have been sug. gested in connection with tariff revision, is indicated by a remark made Tuesday by Senator Aldrich, chairman of the sentate committee on finance. Mr. Aldrich was asked to give his opinion of the plan erroneously accred ited to President Taft to place a tax on dividends detlared by corporations. Mr. Aldrich replied that he had not given thought to it, and added that he would not concern himself with any of the various plans to raise revenues by special taxes until it could be ascer. tained how much revenue could be pro duced by levying duties on imports. and whether the running operations of the governmtent could not he decreased so as to make special taxes unnecessary. Great significance is attached to the remark made by MIr. Aldrich. It is as. serted upon what is thought to be ace curate information that a majority of the members of the finance committee regard with disfavor the proposed in heritance tax feature, the proposed in come tax, levies upon dividends of cor porations, tax on cotiee and practically all forms of stamp taxes. It is recognized that in the form in which the Payne bill was reported to the house from the ways and means committee, sufficient revenues to pay the running expenses of the government cannot be collected from duties on im ports alone. The inference drawn from Mr. Aldricn's expression, therefore, is that the revision of the tariff must be of an upward trend, and that the con gress must curtail the tendency to ex pand annual appropriations at each sue ceeding session of congress. MILLIONAIRE IS SHOT DEAD, D. H. Duncan of Pine Bluff, Killed by Diseharged Employe. I Pine Bluff, Ark., March.-D. Henry Duncan, millionaire and vice-president 'and secretary of the Bluff City Lumber I Company, one of the largest lumber mills I in the South, with plants at Clio and Kearney, this county, and general offices here, was shot five times and instantly I killed at the boarding house of Mrs. Lucy Throwers in Clio Monday. The a killing was done by Jone Day, master mechanic for the company at Clio. Day z is under arrest on a charge of murder at Rison, Ark., having surrendered after the tragedy. Duncan's body was brought here and prepared for burial. The tragedy has athrown this entire section into excite a ment, owing to the prominence of both a parties. *The cause of the tragedy is not t given, but Day is believed to have blamed Duncan for his resignation, which was asked for in a letter last Friday, written by John F. Rutherford, president Sof the lumber company. Day claims self defense and declares that Duncan reached for his revolver after telling him that one of them must die. MUELLER AND PARTY SAFE s After Four Days in the Wilds of the Mountains. Los Angeles, Cal.-After one of the mast harrowing experiences in the his tory of ballooning, Capt. A. E. Mueller and his five companions who ascended in , the big Ferris racing balloon, America, I at Pasadena, last Saturday afternoon, a and became lost in the Sierra Madra r mountains, arrived Tuesday at Switzer's . Camp, on the slopes of Mount Wilson, a unharmed. t The men passed through a series of , hardships, the details of whicl have not 1 been learned. Arriving at Switzer's Camp, they were provided with horses, t and began to descend from there to Pas * adena over a tortuous and slippery c trail. Railway Tax Case Settled Atlanta, Ga.--ilne case brought by tihe State of Georgia against the Cen tral of Georgia Railway, for back taxes due on 15,000 shares of Western Rail way of Alabama stock, was settled here STuesday by agreement. The State gets $42,086.82, the county of Chatham $62, r 772.80, and the city of Savannah $120, 140.34, which includes ahl taxes on stock up to and including 1908. Train Blown from Track. S Topeka, Kan.-At Edson, in Sherman county, last night, a tornado struck a Sfreight train on the Rock Island. Nine cars were blown from the track, two of them completely off the right of way. Girls Whipped in Court. Atlanta, Ga., March.-Sallie Ogles, Saged 18, and Hattie Hood, aged 16, two white girls, were soundly whipped in po lice court today by order of Recorder Broyles. The girls had been brought be fore the recorder on charges of being un ruly by their parents. After the re corder heard the story of the parents he said: "I won't fine or imprison these girls. A good whipping is what they e need. That will do them more good P than a fine. A great many girls might Sprofit these days if they were given a taste of the switch." RACE HORSES TO A CHURCHMAN. The Queer Legacy Left to a Paris Archbishop. Paris.--In all ages devout Catholics have bequenthed leg;wies of differing size and description to popes, cardinals a and archbishops, but it is safe to say that no prelate ever was more thor oughly astounded than the archbishop of Paris when he awoke some time ago to find himself the possessor of a cele brated racing stable. "1 beg pardon for intruding," Monsig. Amette's secretary came into the archbishop's study with an air of much perturbation one morning, "but a woman, the Viscountess de Raine e e Monseigneur Amette, the Paris Ar-c stobishop Who Fell Heir to a Racing . Stable. ra woman, the Viscountess de Raine y ville, has just died and left her fortune of several millions, Including a racing secr stable, to your excellency." o When Monseigneur Amette under is stood that the legacy was left to him y personally and not to the church, he t refused to acceputthe just after his thsecretary had left the archbishoprac n to communicate Monseigneur Amette' s decision to the executors of the will, e word came that the court had ratified mucthe bequest, so there was nothing to mandydo but to accept the legacy, ncluding the embarrassing item of the race horses. The archbishop Immediately gave or ders for the sale of the stud, also of Srathe viscountess' properties, that hcomprising much real estate, a breeding farm and d a historic chateau at Allonville in Nor mandy. The legacy, converted into cash, will be used for various chasoont ycable organizations. it If the august and unwilling owner of r race track favorites fancied that he is could wash his hands of proprietary Id duties so easily, he soon discovered his out mistake. His man of affairs soon y came to him with a complication. The s. horses were to be put at auction at a te big establishment in the Rue de Pon .r thleu. But some critics had pointed out to this man of affairs that the auc ,r tioneer was a Jew. Was this a serious r enough consideration to warrant the intervention of the archbishop? It d evidently was, for a few days later the honor of auctioneering the horses was Sawarded to a rival establishment,. e where the sale is to take place shortly. h The collection consists of 25 horses, t and by a curious coincidence the De re Raineville jockeys always have worn h violet-the archbishop's color. Y, During the last years of her life the It viscountess, a woman in her seventies, f- very naturally had not taken as much 'd interest in the horses as her husband Lt had done. He was a staunch royalist deputy and his wife apparently was a strong sympathizer with his anti-re E publican ideas, for she delighted in giving names which were caricatures of prominent governmental personali d ties to her horses. Clemenceau was transformed into Clemencette and Caillaux became Caillautette. Because of the viscountess' lack of interest in race track triumphs or de feats, very few of the horses which i will be auctioneered are particularly a, celebrated, although former victories ", of the De Raineville stable still are re ra membered in sporting circles. Since S her husband's death the viscountess n, has paid more attention to the rearing of blooded horses than to racers. Her f farm at Allonville is one of the best in t France and many of the De Raineville ' colts are sold during the summer sea i son at the fashionable resort, Deau ville. The Selfish Hosklns. Prof. Charles Zueblin of the Univer. city of Chicago was discussing his re cent lecture, "The Family," wherein n he advocated a compulsorysix months' interval between marriage license and il- marriage. "Marriage is entered on too hasti re ly," he said. "The six months' inter val should be an interval of thought. ,- Thought would cure many of the ills Sof marriage. Unselfishness would per k haps cure more. "Selfishness in marriage is on the man's side. Too many men look at every question from one point of view, n the selfish one, only. a "!t is like Hoskins of the Lake e Shore drive. of "'You are willing,' said Mrs. Hos kins, 'to lay out $1,000 a month on your wine and cigar bill,but you grum ble like a bear when I want a few H hundred for a dinner gown.' bo "'Well,' snarled Hoskins, 'can I > smoke and drink a dinner gown?' Missed the Spot. n- Giles-Swiggs was told to rub whis' e·- ky on his bald spot and it would re ti store his hair. se Miles-Did he try It? y Giles-Yes; but he didn't follow the d directions. He invariably got the hi whisky about six inches south of the a bald spot.