'he Lower Coast Gazette.
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
CHILD LABOR CONFERENCE WILL on I
BE MAINTAINED AS A from
successful Opening Meeting Renrcrs grow
Members Enthusiastic For
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.
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
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
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
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
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."
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
r~imon Levy of Port Allen broke his'
leg while working in his store.
War Rice planting is wenll advanced at
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
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
INTERNAL REVENUE REPORT the
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
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
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
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
'SWELL, LETS GET AT IT"
ý- ~ ~ ~ *( ý .trtAotro
'- .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
DO NOT FAVOR PROHIBITION mad
Committee Will Not Recommend J1
Constitutional Amendment. thr
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
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
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
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'
.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. '
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
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
PINE BEACH BURNING.
the Fire Destroying Number of Seasids
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
DE SAGAN HEIR IS EXPECTED p I
Princess Anna Will Hold Whip Over For Cra
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
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
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
nat- of the prisoners, many of whom were 1l
um- desperate characters. It was feared they
early would make an organized break for
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.
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
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
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.
For Cramps in the Stomach of Six Yearn
"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.
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,
a "Because," replied the woman, "it is
my old man's back that is sore."
he NOT A WEIGHT LIFTER.
s, "Is the baby strong?"
)ut "Well, rather! You know what i
tremendous voice he has?"
"Well, he lifts that five or six times
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
tion "You make me a boff and a sky
not word!' I once shouted in a tank
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
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
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