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DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF THE LOWER COAST : AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, FISHERIES AND COMMERCE. VOLUME I. POINTE-A-LA-HIACHE, LA., SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 1909. NUMBER 15. VOLUME i. PO-II _nT__E- - -,m., , A PERMANENT Th ORGANIZATION them ing hI cated CHILD LABOR CONFERENCE WILL on I BE MAINTAINED AS A from FIXTURE. lease to tl All successful Opening Meeting Renrcrs grow Members Enthusiastic For Pry Future. iana invit to a( New Orleans.-The child labor con- ton ference of the Southern states, called swer by Governor J. Y. Sanders of Louis- dine lana, came to a close after a three- that days' session, in which great things closE were accomplished, resolutions being that adopted fixing age limit, working tatio hours, etc., and permanent organiza- his tion ,effected. Pres The convention was the second of gree its kind in the history of the new asso commercial South, but it will not be send the last for already Memphis has the been tacitly agreed upon as the next place of meeting, and in the twelve months which must elapse before that meeting the delegates are plegdged to Ba work mightily to create sentiment Boyd and mold opinion, so tlpOt even great- sity er reforms than those suggested dur- anni ing the past few days may be gained mer for the "Child of the Man With the sity Hoe," as Senator Colville so striking- pub ly describes the work children. Elev- Thiu en states were represented.. tion The chief work of the conference Mar was the adoption of a resolution con- riod taining important provisions, to be to I embodied in a uniform child labor is a law to be proposed in the legislatures for of all the states in the South. cate The main features of the resolu- teas tions are: enti First-That the minimum age for to 1 the employment of children in any ent gainful occupation, except agricul- T ture and domestic service, be fixed ver at 14 years. of 1 Second-That no child under ,the The age of 16 years be employed in or wil about any mme or quarry, or in any boa occupation dangerous to.life or limb. or injurious to health or good morals. Thirds-That no child under the age 9 14 eptrs be -employed in any gain Sfit occpation,' except agricultural exI a id domestic service unless such child ten n read and write simple sentences 40 li .t~ uiglish language. nui Wourth.That no boy under the age Pal . 16 years and.no girl under the age arc o g dara'b plo~ $4dJis Y gamn ha l i, ~lspatlon, except" agricultural or ..me ta service, between the hours pal o~.,l . m. and 6 a. m. 'Plfth-That an eight-hour day for sei children under 16, and women, is the se o , 1 humane standard for hours of thi emnployment and we hope this stand- ad ait' will be reached by all Southern tic - state;, as it has already been adopt- tic "e foar obhildren. in such great maim- to ' acturii t states as New York, ,Illinois Be a: nd Ohio,. but owing to the environ- fe, meats in the Southern states your be co . i. laittee recommends, for immedi. a. a:i tadoption, legislation .which will th provide that no chill under 16 years P1 'of' age, ad no woman, be empToyed DP 'moi than 54 hours in any one week, w a:s lrn tyragle of nine hours per day, sa.y aaoltch boy or woman shall be pl S4I. bl6yed .more than nine hours in D anylone da untless it be for the pur p:owg, of allo~lng a half-holiday on ri satbrd*y, and then such employment C ; h.tl nnqt exceed ten hours in apy . ; one: y.. "• t.-Thi(a t legislation on the sub i: of the issuance of employment j ti.tlfte* be according to the pro "i T. i;lOE Of the present Kentucky law, - *: ~ nsth r--eulitiop of births in a .m.bore eeetitve, y l lghth-*--anitary regulation of all d ? s-urrgarint plants. 1 $i. setbct,.t.io of all esuch ¶tent.h-Adequtts penalties be at tache4 to all the laws 9n the labor • g; ':dvMhti--Arrangln for makin;g the .'a0goforeloe a permanent associatIon. t Sew Lise of Boats. 9 io,. .--A largely atteided mass saa held here to discuss put likhe o s"ot etamboats between * + a+c u.-- 4 New ,Orleans in order t o tedie freightrates. A deal is on 7t lai of bats that will reduce - much lower thai noir charg- i K /':-11t5the rati lines and formerly t:1+ e'':heboats in this service.a 3 . ,?~i Utly contingent is that Monroea tnercI·aika tglue the boats preference p 9" e'+ to all. freight possible over h 1 anL* city 1&nas purchaeds three mo to ear, makIng 168 owned by the+ al 4tn1911511 awegt rallway. Ctqas Is BUing Supplanted. zapkt - Proykdense.-EoDOer Bros., etor ot the Outpost Plantint oe A~iat~a, have made a sac test of a t10ach well, which te 4 seep and hs asi sow 'of 6... l5a. pe m.Ine, t ofo rloe irri pui'poaeai. ic otton lands ~ hsectlot are bei transformed i-++' "" Fliertaten Are tea I j+ g.e'l.-Parlsh Gameo oWar t~ UtBryp baas gitve 'tlee i c*Wir Gaebat that the Maratan t oouputtiontrna1; that' he 'i l is 4# r* ~fsh~g th pole ~rmti~~beirj'ot pom~os. Col. Henry Watterson Declines. Thibodaux.-The Cleophas-Lagarde ri. Company, Ltd., has paid $35,000 for the Forrest Grove plantation, belong ing to the estate of John S. Seely, lo cated a few miles above their mill on Leighton plantation, eight miles 500] from Thibodaux. The same company C leased French plantation, belonging to the same estate, for five years. One All cane now growing and to be grown on bosh places will be ground at the Leighton mill. President Knobloch of the Louis iana Press Association, tendered an Foi invitation to Col. Henry Watterson space to address the convention at Coving- one o ton in May. He has received an an- reside swer, in which Colonel Watterson de one I clines the invitation on the ground ously that it will be impossible, and he in- imate closes a clipping in which it is shown that he declined to accept an invi- Ti tation to attend a dinner proposed in his honor at Louisville on April 18. ner President Knoblich also sent the soutl f greetings and good wishes of the at tl V association, and Colonel Wa.terson mile! sends his regards to his brothers of Texi the press in Louisiana. Sant appr Will Hold Summer School. and o Baton Rouge.-President T. D. t Boyd of the Louisiana State Univer- wern t- sity has prepared a pamphlet making man r- announcements regarding the sum- cific d mer school to be held at the univer- man e sity from May 31 to July 31 for the houl ;- public school teachers of the state. one v- This school is held under the direc- cern tion of the State Board of 'Institute T e Managers, and the work covers a pe- aft( a- riod of nine weeks, which *ill lead all )e to an academic degree. The school met )r is arranged by the institute managers the as for teachers holding first-grade certifi spa cates or their equivalent. High school sae u- teachers, principals and superintend- tiol ents, but it is open to any who wish Dr to take the work, and is qualified to iy enter the classes. IN 11- The entire equipment of the uni id versity will be placed at the disposal I u of the summer teachers and students. ie There will be no tuition and students or will be housed in dormitories, and ay boarded at the university. rev b. me Busy at Experiment Station. str n- Crowley.-The plans here of the co, at experiment station authorities con- res lid template the planting of from 20 to 1at es 40 acres in rice this season. A large dis number of varieties of seed from all ge parts of the world are on hand. There did ge are no less than 350 varieties which i have been plapted at the Crowley i or Experiment Station for two years st' Ira past, and Professor Chambliss has mi about 30 new varieties. All these in or seeds will be planted and close obL in he servation will be kept on them for th of the purpose of selecting varieties an ad- adapted to this soil and climate. Par- be ,rn ticular attention will be paid to quali- th ipt- ties of yield, early growth, resistance in- to climatic change, resistance to in- th ois sect ravages and milling. Experi- h on- tents in the use of fertilizers will be fr our begun at once. The department of V idi- agriculture will keep an expert here ht Nill the year round, whose duties will be ars particularly to conduct the rice ex- ot ped periments. The state of Louisiana ek, will, during the rice growing season, lay, 'have experts in several different de- ci be partments stationed here and Dr. gi in Dodson will be a frequent visitor. ti ur- The work of the department of ag* oi on 'rlculture will be in charge of Prof. ti entC. K. Chambliss of the division of I gy grain investigations of the biureau of plant industry. sub ient The insurance Business. Baton Rouge.-Life insurance pre In maiums collected in Louisiana during ti 1908 aggregate $5,973,898.91, an in crease of $134,402 over the previous s all year. The companies paid back for b death losses and policy claims $2, inch 140,883.83. Of the premiums collect ed $1,087,840.01 went to industrial or at 10-cent-a-week .companies, of which ' abor $828,197.17 was returned for death losses., Policy holders received $5,302,- C 474 in dividends, more than 6 per cent t So the total premiums colledted. This 1 is partially accountable by the ma- 1 turing last year of many 10 and -., year deterred dividend contracts. reen Ten Per Cent is Planted, rder Crowley.-The Rice Journal and a on Southern Farmer says:i ace "The frat of April finds rice plant- I iarg- ing much farther advanced than usual ierlyat this time. In,* southwest Louisiana vice, and Texas many farmers have 25 per aroe cent of their crop in the "ground, al. euce thpugh some farmers have not yet over started seeding. It is pifobable that fully 10 pe1 cent of the 1909 ,aceage mo has been.ilanited, the ground' i prac the titally all plowed for the balance, and every availabe team and seeder in the rice belt is hard at work putting in the crop." Bros., nting BRIEF MENTION. rii A handsome residence at Ruston 1hicb lia been destroyed by fire. Loss is w of several thousand dollars. O Irr i drilling is being ectively carried lands on at Deerford. imed A new stove plant is to be erected at Iogatisport. r~imon Levy of Port Allen broke his' leg while working in his store. War Rice planting is wenll advanced at "qtiee Jstherwoo, Aitok Il-crased facilities for fire fightinga astan have been added at-Ruston. ,W4i Sloke house thieves are active at r pole I~gansport. L- e5.:.E e near Tallulah are reported airot as beiag in good shape. S ui4ej )togers, a chh diver, who - b lieilteltin3-a at Napoleonville, *I, @r arv#:t 6a a bigamy ,eharig. FT, WORTH LOSS IS $1,900,000 500 HOMELESS FAMILIES BEING CARED FOR BY FRIENDS. One Dead; Six Seriously Hurt-Burn ed Area One and One-Half Miles Long and Half Mile Wide. Fort Worth, Tex.-Within the brief space of three hours Saturday afternoon one of the fairest sections of Fort Worth residence district' was laid waste by fire, one life was lost, six persons were seri ously injured, a property loss of approx imately $1,900,000 inflicted and about 500 families .rendered homeless. The fire started in a barn on the cor ner of May and Tucker streets, on the south side, and fanned by a gale, which at the time reached a velocity of forty miles an hour, swept northeast to the Texas & Pacific railroad and east to the - Santa Fe tracks. The burned area is SUL approximately one and a half miles long and half a mile wide. Three hundred and nine residences were completely destroyed, four lumber manufacturing plants, the Texas & Pa- At cific car shops, the Sawyer electrical the manufacturing plant and five large ware- Souti houses, in addition to three churches and medi one sanitarium, were the business con- to fl cerns of importance destroyed.- cotta The extreme dryness of the buildings tion, after a drouth and a high wind rendered of ti all efforts by the combined fire depart- mani l ments of Fort Worth and Dallas to check crop 3 the fire unavailing, and only the open unen space about the Texas & Pacific tracks legit saved the business district from destruc- The tion. ann $150 INTERNAL REVENUE REPORT the mar l1 Illicit Stills Springing Up Like Mush- outl rooms in Dry States. Soul d Washington.-Officials of the internal revenue bureau of the treasury depart- 00 ment are of the opinion that the temper ance movement, which has taken such C strong hold of certain sections of the L6 country, particularly in the South, has L1- resulted in increasing the number of vio lations of internal revenue laws in the mit distillation of illicit whisky. hibi The records up to the first of last year did not show any very marked increase last in the number of illicit distilleries de stroyed or in the number of arrests s made, but recent reports indicate that and se in many .Southern States, and especially b in Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina, day or there has been greater activity displayed pro as among mountain men, who have always r- been troublesome to the revenue agents, me 1- than in ibany years. ce This is accounted for by the fact that ocr in- the legislatures of these three States POI ri- have enacted laws prohibiting distillers Tu be from operating within their borders. ho re Very many of the legitimate distilleries te ie have moved their plants to Florida and other border States, where the inhibition e _a does not exist. n, The fact that whisky is more diffi e. cult to obtain in a legitimate way has Dr. Igreatly increased the profits of illicit dis r. tilling, with the result that the activities BE g- of the internal revenue bureau at this f. time are largely directed toward the of mountain sections of these three States. ha of he AUTO COMPLETELY CRUSHED as Gets Jammed Between Cars--Three o ]re May Die. - g New York.--Crushed between two o Strolley ears at Lee avenue and Wilson us street, Williamsburg, a touring automo bile was ground down to its steel frame t- work and its three occupants, Mr. and or Mrs. Clarence Veit and their 10-year-old lch son, Clarence, badly hurt. For a quar ath ter of an hour, until they were pried 102, out of the ruins, it looked as though a ent triple tragedy had occurred; The crash his was due to the attempt of the automo ma- bile to cross between an eastbound and d - - a westbound car. When the crash came the woodwork of the motor went to splinters and the sides and windows of the trolley ears and were broken. The eighty passengers in the two trolley cars were tumbled about ant- amid screaming from the women and I sual yells of the men. When rescuers went ana to the aid of the Veits they were not to per be seen. They were laying in the street al- beneath the ruins of the car. When the yet wreckage was cleared away Mrs. Veit hat and the boy were found to be badly cut age and had possibly internal injuries. I ra MINE OPERATORS HAVE PLAN. rin Would Force Miners to Sign 01d Agree ting ment. Wilkes-Barre, Pa.-Anthracite coal op erators here are discussing a novel plan of action, providing the mine workers? ston special committee refuses to sign the l agreemend which the coal operators will offer at the conference next Thursday in ried Philadelphia. This plan is to reduce the cted wages of the mine workers and also de crease the price, of coal, in order to gain public sympathy in the event of no agree . his ment being signed. a at CONTEST BALDWIN'S WILL. hUDaughter Not Satisfied with Her Share of $50,000. eat San Franciscd.-Lucky .Baldwin's will comes up for probate in the Los Angeles epau Urts next Wednesday. At that time who tbe heir ebpect a move to be msde in ~ behalf:pf Mrs. Zelda. Selby of Oakland, I ge.whodllatleed with the beqnqest of -rr~iiit~pHtiI· ·~~E~~ 'SWELL, LETS GET AT IT" 0 O ý- ~ ~ ~ *( ý .trtAotro rI '- .i.~r ~ or SULLY TALKS COTTON PLAN RoO Would Save South Annually $250,- Grea 000,000 in Cash. B Atlanta, Ga.-"When the farmers of Gil the South and the business men of the in se South say the word, funds will be im- PontL mediately available in sufficient volume wave to forever place the great industry ot boat cotton production upon a stable founda- visit tion, free from the chance fluctuations his of the market relieved of the attacks et caug' manipulators and leaving the gigantic him crop monopoly of this section to respond, Mr unembarrassed and unrestricted, to the in d legitimate laws of supply and demand. Ame The result should mean to the South an as ti annual actual cash saving, ranging from liner $150,000,000 to. $250,000,000." up In these plain terms Daniel J. Sully, TI the man who drove cotton to its highest his I market price since the civil war, today saik outlined the purpose of his visit to the ning Southern States. hyn side DO NOT FAVOR PROHIBITION mad that Committee Will Not Recommend J1 Constitutional Amendment. thr 5 into Jefferson City, Mo.-The house com- han mittee (Republican) will report the pro- held hibition amendment to the constitution der without recoir nendation, in accordance with the Republican caucus agreement RE last night, adid its engrossment will be made a special' order of business next Coy t Thursday to carry it past the St. Louis and other municipal elections next Tues day, unless Democrats and Republican ma prohibitionists thwart Republican plans. his A Democratic minority report recom- reb mending the adoption of the amendment of is probable.. The senate committee (Dem- cen ocratic) will, it is understood, not re- wa port on the amendment until after Tuesday's elections. Prohibitionists are hopeful that the legislature will sub- acq mit prohibition, but fear the liquor in- hia terests threat to tack on a rider for in creasing taxes as a result of revenue ap] losses due to increase of dry territory. in a WANDERING MINISTER FOUND coy is -it ea Became Rational and Asked to Be be ts Conducted Home. he Macon, Ga.-Rev. Albert C. Rand, who es. has been strangely missing from his Bi home in Warsaw, Ind., was discovered at a hotel in this city when, Deputy Sheriff Moon of Warsaw arrived to ac- ed es company him to his home. er The minister left home on March 4 for Wabash, Ind., where he was to con duct a meeting. He did'not arrive at n. Wabash, and had not been heard from SI until his wife received a special delivery ne letter Wednesaay, stating that he had e become rational here, after his wander. ings, and asking for some one to accom led pany him home. The letter was written in Macon last Sunday, at which time the P minister stated he came to himself. The no- officer stated that his family believed d his temporary mental derangement was due to overstudy. rk ' Consolidation Bill Vetoed. P Austin, Tex.-Gov. Thos. Campbell ve. a oted the bill authorizing the consolida In tion of the Wichita railways, the gover- 5 ut nor saying in his veto message: "Be nd lieving, as I do, that the consolidation of 'ent railways in this State is against a sound Spublic policy, and without discussing the t eet mischief by such measures heretofore en he acted in violation of the eonstitution I1 simply transmit this bill with my disap- 1 proval." PASS EARLY CLOSING BILL. Nee Nebraska Saloons Must Close From 8 p.m to 7 a.m. op Lincoln, Neb.-A bill declaring that all lan saloons in Nebraska shall close not later ers than 8 p.m. and not open earlier than 7 the a.m. was rushed through both houses of will the legislature Ffay during the clos yin ing hours of th session. The vote in the the senate was f9 to 13, but in the house d it paiised by the bare majority of one ain vote. Gov. Shallenberger is eipeeted to approve the bill. ELIOT'S REFUSAL IS FINAL. Will Not Accept Ambassadorship to the hare Court of St. James. Washington.--Both at the state de will partment aud the White House it was eles officially announced that Dr. Charles W. ime Eliot, the retiring president of Harvard I in University, had definitely apd finally de ind, eded that he could not accept the tender t of of the babjgsadorship.ot Great Britain. ,her IPresident Taft fi considering-no one for a;I tp placetthis tim 's no change is ted for somne thui.eto come. ROOSEVELT FELL IN THE SEA head able i Great Wave Swept Him From Small Boni Boat-Accident Off the Azores. moth Gibraltar.-Theodore Roosevelt was Sagal in serious danger Tuesday afternoon off cut , Ponta del Gado, in the Azores. A great the 1 wave swept him into the sea from a small boat in which he was returning from 0 TEI visit to that city. He might have lost his life had not two brawny sailors caught him when another wave pitched him toward the side of the Hamburg. Mr. Roosevelt's patriotism placed him GI in danger. He had been visiting the quar American consul at Ponta del Gado, and Chat as the small boat neared the side of the and liner on the return trip the band struck Kirk up "The Star Spangled Banner." on 1 The former president rose and bared Mac his head in respect for the anthem. Two fron sailors held him, for the sea was run- deat a ning high and choppy. As the national laid hymn ended the boat was pitching be- shot side the Hamburg, and Mr. Roosevelt A made a flying leap for the rope ladder hen that dangled from the side of the vessel. coun Just then the big wave tossed the boat, sho1 threw him from his balance and he went was into the sea. Two seamen who were it hanging to that :grabbeil his arms and rent - held him until he got a grip on the lad- of 1 a der and clambered up. it REVOLUTIONIST CONDEMNED. N' - lowl .t Court-Martial Imposes Death Penalty has Is on Rural Cuban Guards. no s- avana.-The decision of the court 'n martial which tried Sergeant Cortes and s' his son Vincent on a charge of military - rebellion and Corporal Ricardo on a charge of conspiracy, in connection with the re - cent revolutionary uprising at Vueltas, was announced Friday. Sergeant Cortes mi er and his son were found guilty and the des e penalty imposed was death. Ricardo was pri acquitted of the charge brought against ho a- him. St L The findings of the court-martial were ne approved by Gen. Monteagudo, command- fa ing the rural guards, but owing to the af fact that the court was unable to take be cD ognizance of extenuating circumstances, it is probable that the death penalty will fir Be be remitted. fi: JOKER COSTS $45,000,000. ' ho in Size of Tobacco Packages Were Not ti ed Restored After War. ity Washington, D. C.-What is designat- of ed as a joker that has cost the consum- di ers of tobacco in this country nearly m on $45,000,000 has been discovered in the as at existing revenue laws of the United States by' Representative Dawson of ti Iowa, who at once introduced a bill to tl correct the error. a le. Under the Dingley tariff law, the two- v M. ounce packages of tobacco sell to the d ten consumer at 5 cents and the four-ounce t the packages for 106 dents. In 1898, a war s he revenue tax of 6 cents a pound addsi ved tional was levied on tobacco. At the was same time, in order to serve the con venience of the trade, authorization was given for the reduction of the sizes of packages from two, three and four I v. ounces to 1 2-3, 21% and 3 1-3 ounces, 8 j,. thus enabling the smoker to procure a I yern 5-cent and a 10-cent package of tobacco J Be- "at the store." of In due time the war revenue tax was nd repealed. Somebody forgot, Mr. Daw son believes, to restore the packages of the tobacco to the original sizes, and hence, I en- ever since 1902, the consumer of tobacco ns I has been paying the equivalent of the sap- war revenue tax to the manufacturers of tobacco. TAX COLLECTORS KILLED. Telephone Wires Cut and San Andreas n 8 Terrorized by Indians. El Paso, Texas.-Rebellious at the at t all tempt of the authorities to collect taxes later and confiscate property, the Temosachie an 7 Indians in the State of Chihuahua broke s of into open warfare today, killing several los- tax officials, terrorizing the town of San e in Andreas and cutting telegraph wires. ouse The Indians then sent out a general one call for reinforcements to resist the en. I to forcement of taxes and the confiscation of property. PINE BEACH BURNING. the Fire Destroying Number of Seasids Hotels. e de Norfolk, Va.-Fire at an early hoi was Thuriday swept away an entire square s W. at Pine Beach, causing hea-y damage. rvard More than a score of small buildings al y de ready have been destroyed and the fire nder is still raging. The scene of the fire itain. was in an area occupied by scores of e for small hotels and amusement places on ge is the outside of the Jamestown exposition e.. ground DE SAGAN HEIR IS EXPECTED p I Princess Anna Will Hold Whip Over For Cra Former Husband. Paris.-A bomb shell that will ishatter all tie financial holes of ('ount lonii Ite o Castellane is contained in the new k that the Princess de sgan expctss the ar- bythre rival of a new heir to thlie I)e Saga title ,The and the (ould millions some tin: in pepsia. June or July. years, The arrival of a De Sagan heir will up all give the Princess Anna the whip hand "I sa over Count Boni and force him to desist case w from the campaign of unpleasant irrita- by Per tion he has so persistently carried on a trial since his divorced wife's marriage to 1)e and co Sagan. Count Boni really has a true af- ''I h fection for his children as deep as his am en hatred for De Sagan. is all t By the terms of her father's will, C. Jar Princess Anna was permitted to leave e, her fortune to any child or children she might have. This places her in the position of be- Woma ing able to hold Count Boni's children's future inheritance and welfare over his head to whip him into a more reason- A able and less warlike frame of mind, for India, should the persistent efforts of Count to he Boni estrange the children from their back mother and embitter them against De cure. Sagan, it is in Princess Anna's power to woma cut off the De Castellane children for decla the benefit of the De Sagan heir. bad ( 1_ the 1 L TENANT KILLS LAND OWNER and 1a s wom ed Quarreled Over the Rent--Dead Man the t Forced Fight by Firing First. thoul im Germantown, Tenn.-As a result of a use I he quarrel over the renting of some land, score nd Charles Nuckolls, 55 years old, was shot he d be and almost instantly killed by S. F. her I ek Kirk, 25 years old, Wednesday morning of it on the public road four miles west of ,B r Macon, Fayette county, twelve miles do n wo from here. Kirk narrowly escaped "H In- death at the hands of Nuckolls, who way. sym al laid him and fired twice at him with a '.1 be. shotgup, loaded with buck shot. my c elt According to the first reports received der here, Kirk hurried to Someville, the tel. county seat of Fayette county, after the tat shooting and surrendered. This report ent was denied by Sheriff M. L. Farris, ana ere it was later learned that Kirk had sur. id rendered to a magistrate near the scene ad- of the shooting. Both men are well-known farmers in Fayette county, and the attempt - of D Nuckolls ,to ambush Kirk, meeting his own death in carrying out his plans, "1 Ity has caused considerable excitement, but no further trouble is anticipated. trey urt- MILITARY PRISON BURNS. ary Prisoner Were All Rescued Without Sg Bingle Escape. tas, Leavenworth, Kans., March 31.-The ba res military prison at Fort Leavenworth was on the destroyed by fire late tonight. The say was prisoners were removed from the cell inst house under a heavy guard of United States troops and confined in a stockade. ard ere None of the prisoners decamped, so bet and- far as a hasty resume of the situation the aftermidnight showed, but this may not wo take be definitely known until daylight. dre es, Owing to the low water pressure, the will fire department was almost useless. The adi fire was fought by the soldiers of the en' fort, who were ordered out of their It quarters, and those who were on leave to in the city were at once called back to Mi Not the fort. Much excitement attended the removal pi on nat- of the prisoners, many of whom were 1l um- desperate characters. It was feared they early would make an organized break for the safety. ited The fire broke out at 10 o'clock in the hi of tailor shop and soon it was seen that p1 ll to the building was doomed. A great cry at at once broke out in the prison, the con- tl two- victs fearing they would be burned to t the death. They battered on the doors of qi ance their cells as the light of the fire war streamed in through the windows. Many y ddi- screamed in terror as the authorities for the moment refused to remove them. Z con- Big Lumber Plant Burns. t Swas Kentwood La.-The plant and a large f es of quantity of lumber of the Amos Kent h four Lumber and Brick Company was de- Y nces, stroyed by fire here Sunday. The loss is ure a $200,000, partially covered by insurance. acco The origin is not known. Prohibition Defeated. Swas Des Moines, Ia.-Constitutional prohi Sbiflon for the State of Iowa was post- b enc pohed, if not defeated permanently, for a bacco two years, by the action of the State f the Senate in voting down a motion to take D ers of up the question. The vote stood 26 t against to 21 for. - TO MEET IN MEMPHIS. ndreas Next Conference Child Labor Comes to c Bluff City. the at- New Orleans, La.-The executive comn taxes mittee appointed by the child labor con- I sachie ference just before adjournment Wed- 1 broke nesday held a meeting and practically 1 several decided to hold the next gathering in ofSan Memphis. The Tennessee delegation S were very urgent in their invitation, but 1 res. Gov. Patterson will be consulted by eneral Gov. Sanders, and if a formal invitation the en comes from the Tennessee executive, then scation the next session will be held in the Bluff City. MAY INCREASE STOCK Standard Oil May Add $500,000,000 to Seasids Its Business. New York.--It is reported in financial ly ho circles here that all preliminary steps square have been taken by the Standard Oil anage, Company of New Jersey for the increase gs al of its capitalization from $100,000,000 he fire to $500,000,000. The condition is said e fire to be prompted by the desire of those e f in control of. the affairs of the corpora res of tion to bring the nominal capital close ees on to what the shares of the companly (o.t osition mand upon the market, where the stock is now selling at about $050. PE-RU-NA For Cramps in the Stomach of Six Yearn Standing. "I was troubled with cramps in the stomach for six years. I tried many kinds of medicine, also was treated by three doctors. "They said that I had nervous dys pepsia. I took the medicine for two years, then I got sick again and gave up all hopes of getting cured. "I sawa testimonial of a man whose case was similar to mine, being cured by Peruna, so thought I would give it a trial. I procured a bottle at once, and commenced taking it. "I have taken nineteen bottles, and...-U am entirely cured. I believe Peruna is all that is claimed for it."-Mrs. J. C. Jamison, 61 Marchant St., Watson. "ille, Cal. IT WAS NOT HER BACK. Woman Had No Idea of Being Proxy for Medical Treatment. A missionary, discoursing upon India, told of a woman who had come to her complaining of a very sore r back and desired that she pray for its e cure. This Mrs. Jackson did, but the woman again appeared before her and r declared that the back was still in a bad condition. Mrs. Jackson advised the use of an application of Iodine, R and brought out a bottle of the drug to apply upon the afflicted part of the woman's anatomy. But she regarded n the bottle suspiciously and acted as though it would hurt her were she to a use it. To allay her fears upon this score Mrs. Jackson applied some of the drug to her own finger and showed her that it would not burn, and that she had better allow her to put some of it upon her back. "But," said the woman, "it would es do no good." ea "How so?" inquired Mrs. Jackson, Y sympathetically. a "Because," replied the woman, "it is my old man's back that is sore." he NOT A WEIGHT LIFTER. no hi s 1I8 s, "Is the baby strong?" )ut "Well, rather! You know what i tremendous voice he has?" "Yes." "Well, he lifts that five or six times an hour!" lUt Tongue Twisters. "Tongue twisters are the actor's rhe bane," an actor said. "Lose your head on the stage, and you are bound to he say 'Now 'Rababbas was a bobber,' for 'Barabbas was a robber.' 11- "On a first night I heard a tragedian refer to the Deity as 'a shoving leop le. ard;' when he meant 'a loving shep s0 herd.' tion "You make me a boff and a sky not word!' I once shouted in a tank drama. he "My uncle, a divine, concluded anso The address on the suffrage before a wornm he en's club with the terrible words: "But eir I bore you; I will cease; I do not wiSh , ave to address a lot of beery wenches.' Sto My poor uncle meant 'weary benchesa' "I was a duke in a recent problem val play, and when my servant asked me ere one night if I had any luggage, I re he lled: 'Only two rags and a bug' " for A Dubious Tribute. The young theological student who the had been supplying the Rushby pul hat pit foir two Sundays'looked wistfully cry at Mrs. Kingman, his hostess for the on- time being. "Did you like the sermon d to this morning, if I may aisk?" he in Sof quired. fire "You done real well with the material any you selected," said Mrs. Kingman, Sfor with much cordiality. "Asi I said to i. Zenas on the way home, 'I' e heard a dozen or more sermons pleacbed on that text, and this young man's the arge first one that ever made me realize Kent how difficult 'twas to explain.' "- de- Youth's Companion. ance SISTER'S TRICK But It All Came Out Right. rohi- How a sister played a trick that post- brought rosy health to a coffee fiend is , for an interesting tale: State "I was a coffee fiend-a trembling, take nervous, physical wreck, yet clinging I 26 to the poison that stole away my strength. I mocked at Postum and would have none of it. "One day my sister substituted a is to cup of Postum piping hot for my morn ing cup of coffee but did not tell me con- what it was. I noticed the richness of ir con- it and remarked that the coffee tasted Wd fine but my sister did not tell me ically I was drinking Postum for fear I might ing in not take any more. gatio "She kept the secret and kept giv i, but ing me Postum instead of coffee until d by I grew stronger, more tireless, got a itation better color in my sallow cheeks and , then a clearness to my eyes, then she told i the me of the health-giving, nerve strengthening life-saver she had given me in place of my morning coffee. From that time I became a disciple of 00 to Postum and no words can do justice in telling the good this cereal drink ancial did me. I will not try to tell it, for - steps only after having used it can one be rd Oil convinced of its merits." erease Ten days' trial shows Postum's pow 00,,0 er to rebuild what coffee has de s said stroyed. "'There's a Reason." those Look in pkgs. for the famous little orpora- book, "The Road to Wellville." Sclose Ever read the above letter! A "-w Y corn- one appears from tlnme to time. lTheY stock nre genuine, true, and lull or b:amw ulicreat.