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The Lower Coast Gazette.
DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF THE LOWER COAST: AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, FISHERIES ANDICOMMERCE. VOLUME I. POINTE-A-LA-IACHE, LA., SATURDAY, MAY 1, 1909. NUMBER 18. nmm1 1 11 11 n · u na mI ··n Iu n• m nm mm s u m m mmmn u amn nmm i a! u m mnm m mmnnmnI·. _ mn m m i nn n mu mmum n • ... . . . nmn u n hi ia nm m m mnmm N m nm mmmmm s ! m ~ m mmmum. -.mu. NEWS OF OUR COMMONWEALTH Louisiana Events That Are of Interest to This Section of the State. Schools Have Good Record. Lake ('harles.-The parish schools will close May 21, after one of the most successful sessions ever held. Three graded schools, De Ridder, Merryville and Lake Arthur, qualified for high schools, making five in the parish, and the graded schools of Vinton, Oakdale and Welsh will qual ify next year, bringing the total up to eight. Figures given by the parish assessor in 1907 placed the number of children of school age throughout the parish at 11,582. Figures for the year ending December, 1908, place the number of children actually attending school at 11,377. Of these 9,194 are white and 1,383 colored. The city schools embrace 2,021, of whom 1,510 are white and 511 colored. For the year ending December, 1908, there were 168 schools in the parish and 210 teachers. At present there are 170 schools and 220 teachers. Order Issued For Militia Encampment. Baton Rouge.-The following order for the National Guard encampment to be held at Alexandria July 12 has been issued: (1) The National Guard of Louisiana is ordered into a camp of instruction, near Alexandria, La., July 12 to 21, inclusive. Officers and men participating will receive the same pay, subsistence and transpor tation as is provided by law for the officers and men of the regular army, the same to be paid out of the appro priation under section 14 of the act of Congress, approved January 21, 1903, R. S. 1,661, as amended. (2) Fur ther detailed orders will follow, with announcement of details of general and staff officers, which are limited by the appropriations. The state of Louisiana will request the United States 'War Department for three standing army instructors, one for cavalry, one for infantry and one for rifle practice. High School Completely Destroyed. Arcadia.-The Central High School building caught fire and was burned to the ground last week. The fire is supposed to have caught from elec tric wires in the belfry. The value of the, building and equipment was about $20,000, with insurance of $14, 000. Before the fire had exhausted itself it was determined by all citi zens to erect a building that would surpass the one just destroyed, which was already the handsomest and most modern in this section. School will open at the September term in a building modern and up-to date in every particular. Tyhe school will be continued in the pdblic read lag room and in the churches. There will be ten graduate*, who will re ceive their diplomas May 21. Prevent Damage From Overflow. Crowley.--Dr. Francis B. Martin, Street Commissioner Toler and Su pierintendept Durio have started a movement to prevent disastrous over flows of the Crowley Drainage Canal, which occur after every heavy rain. Sdestroying property and affecting the health of the community. It is pro posed to divert the drainage of about 2,000 acres of land east of the cdity, which now flows through the drain age canal, so that it will flow north before it strikes the canal. Surveys are being made. Since the proposal of the city qouncll that the city build cdncrete sidewalks in front of private property in certain parts of the city, many citizens are putting down concrete without waiting for the city to act. Body Found; Fout Play Suspected. Alexandria.-The body of a negro girl, probably 15 years old, was found In the Red river swamp about three miles fromt this city. C. W. Atwood, who was hunting for catrde, found the reihains in the swamp. Nothing but the skull bones and clothing remain ed. A plough line wah found tied in a number of hard knots, which is evidence that the girl had been tied with it and probably outraged and murdered. Blood stains on the rope indicate that her throat was cut, or that she was stabbed. It is thought that the deed was committed more than a month ago. Sheriff Kilpatrlck and deputies are at work on the case and hope to fld some clew to the pllty tartr. Will Furnmish Ample White. Labor. Baton Rouge.-The Commissioner of Agriculttire and Immigration has received a letter from Oscar Van der Mheersch, Richmond. Va., offering to a supply the state with white labor for farm, lumber camp or domestic work. :: T'he state, however, is not now sup. plying labor direct, The White labor that can be' imported is Swedish, Da alsh, German and French. Depet Building Entered and Robbed. lodieoche.-Some unknown person . ero an- entrance to the Texas and k Pailfle depot at this place recently , ou- tlhe warehouae, taking several : p-·k·es ,trom the qpress room, .A)Itto abott P0 No cler has that will iead to the a~~iii~l ii. itS~~~SS~~~SSbi~SSS~l ,'.- as~oi; Beautify City Square and Streets. Marksville.-A number of public spirited men and women have organ. ized a town improvement league. The league intends to take up the matter of beautifying the Courthouse Square, which is situated in the center of town. It is proposed to level the square and plant shrubberies, flowers and trees at uniform distances, mak ing it an inviting place for summer evenings and affording a playground for children. The league will start a campaign for clean streets and pri vate premises. The planting and cul tivating of more flowers and green shrubs on home plots will be encour aged. A large membership has al ready been enrolled. Land Owners Hold Meeting. Houma.-The committee appointed by the land owners of the parish of Terrebonne to consider the possibili ty of placing their oil and gas prop erties on the market met here. There were present a number of the largest owners of this parish, and the sub ject was discussed and the land own ers declared that the articles publish ed in the newspapers recently refer ring to their initial meeting were mis leading, for the reason that they had decided to handle their own proposi tion and that no person or persons are authorized to talk for them other than the members of the committee. Steamboat Line Being Considered. New Iberia.-The Board of Trade has under consideration the proposi tion to establish steamboat service between this city and New Orleans. via the Plaquemine Locks, by the completion of which a vessel is en abled to leave here Monday and reach New Orleans at noon Tuesday, as compared to a ten-day round trip before the new waterway was con. structed. In 1889 a steamboat line was operated, and gave good service, carrying sugar, cotton and molasses, and bringing miscellaneous freight on the return trip. The State Summer Schools. Baton Rouge.-The Department of Education has issued a notice to the d!fferent high schools and others of the state that especially efficient ar rangements are to be made for con ducting the summer schools for teach ers this year. Special facilities are also to be accorded students who de sire to become teachers. Correspond ence from all persons interested in these schools is solicited by the state Department of Education. Levee Building is Being Pushed. Washington.-The levee contractor passed through.town with 30 mules, wagons, scrapers and levee-building implements for the Union Irrigation Canal, one mile south. The' levee builder has the contract to build the Union Irrigation Company's levees and has started active work. This is the second batch of levee builders employed on this canal, the other being some six or seven miles west of the pumping plant. Bees Put Thieves to Flight. Crowley.-A local banker recently lost two hives of bees, but recovered them in a few hours. They were stol en by two young men, who carried them away in a buggy. The bees became aroused and attacked the thieves, who were obliged to abandon them, together with a part of the buggy equipment and several articles through which the identity of the marauders was established by the chiel of police. ust Be Provided With Maps. Baton Rouge.-The parish assessors of Louisiana have been notified by the traveling auditor that their offices must be provided with maps showing the lands within the limits of their parishes. Act 38 of 1884 provides that every police jury shall furnish this map. In makling his investigations of the sheriffs' and assessors' offices the auditor has failed to find a single parish assessor who had this map on file in his office. Young Engineers Are Wanted. Baton Rouge.-It is reported that the Standard Oil Company will take the entire graduating engineering class of the Loulsiana State Univer sity if the members are anxious to go to work after the session ends. The company will need a number of young assistants for building the re finery. A New 011 Company Organized. Baton Roige.-The Tucker Oil Com pany of Eakhary has been organized The company has a capital stock of $200,00 and will sink a well at once on their property in the new Deer ford oil field. STATE BRIEFS. The New Orleans Presbytery, at their session at Slidril, celebrated the anniversary of the birth of John Calvin, A Philadelphia ship line has an nounced a weekly freight service to New Orleans. A recent excursion by the fire de partment of Opelousas was very suc cesstful. A negro has been arrested at Natch ltoches accused of burglarizing a shoe store. The New Orleans School Board has decided upon three new high school bidibaags, adding 100,000 and the proceeds of four building to the city's A new hardwood mm Is betag erect e6 st Alegantria. L~~FrOrrt will 'soon have a new ~U L - WILSON FREES TAYLOR POSSIBLE END OF THE GOEBEL MURDER CASE. Henry Youtsey the Only Man to Buffer for the Murder of the Kentucky Governor. Frankfort, Ky.---Gov. Willson cleared the Kentucky court records of all charges growing out of the murder, in January, 1900, of Senator William Coebel, who was declared to have been electedl gov ernor, except those hanging over state's evidence witnesses in the alleged con spiracy, by granting pardons before trial to former Gov. W. S. Taylor and former Secretary of State Charles Finley, who have been fugitives in the' state of In diana for nine years; to John Powers, brother of Caleb Powers, who is be lieved to be in Honduras; to Holland Whittaker, of Butler county; John Da vis, of Louisville, and Zach Steele, of Bell county, under indictment, and who did not flee the state. Those over whom the indictments are left hanging are Wharton Golden, of Knox county, now in Colorado; Frank Cecil, of Bell county, now a railroad de tective in St. Louis, and Win. 1I. Culton, of Owsley county, said to have died in the \Vest a few months ago. These cases, with the possible excep tion of Cecil, will be dismissed, leaving henry E. Youtsey, now serving a life sentence in the state penitentiary, the only person to suffer for the taking off of Goebel. FIGHT ON TOP OF CARS. Detective Wins Desperate Battle With Four Robbers. Chicago.-A robber was shot and killed by Detective Prindiville, of the Chicago & Great Western railroad, in a desper ate pistol duel on top of a moving freight train, near Forest Home, Ill., Friday. The battle was a most thrilling one, in which Detective Prindiville was pitted 4 against four desperate men. To add to this handicap, the robbers threw a flash light on him, almost blinding him, and making him a splendid target for their aim. Despite this advantage, none of the bullets took effect. The detective, who stood on an adjoining car, poured a deadly volley of bullets into the rob bers. During the fight the train was going at a high rate of speed, and the combatants had to balance themselves to keep from being pitched to the ground. ARMOUR SUCCEEDS PATTEN Reported That Patten Has Changed to Bear Bide. Chicago.-That J. Ogden Armour had taken up the wheat -corner where "Wheat King" Patten left off was the report on the Board of Trade. With James A. Patten trout fishing on his partner's ranch near Vermejo Park, N. M., and apparently giving no attention to the wheat market, bears became bolder in their predictions for further decline in prices. It was even prophesied in some quar ters that Patten himself, who led the bull campaign in May wheat, was about to join the bear camp, and that the next important development in the market would be heavy short selling for July delivery. That is the plan the bears expect him to adopt to get rid of the actual wheat which will be delivered to him on his May contracts. By selling the July option short he will be enabled to pass the grain on to the bulls in this option. FLORIDA FOR PROHIBITION. Anti-Pibhibitionists Make/ Strong Fight, But in Vain. Tallahassee, Fla.-Florida took a long and unexpected step toward state-wide prohibition. The house of representa tives, by an overwhelming vote, adopted the McMullen joint resolution providing that in 1910 a constitutional amend ment shall be submitted permitting the voters to decide whether they wish to have forever prohibited in the state of Florida the "manufacture, sale, exchange and barter of all intoxicating liquors and beverages." The story of the un expectedly strong fight by the prohibi tionists is told in the count of the tell era in the legislature during the past two days. The vote in the senate on the McMullen resolution stood 24 for and 7 against; the house vote was 53 Sfor and 16 against. BIG LIBEL AGAINST MANN. New York-A federal jury in the libel case of Samuel Dempster, of Pittsburg, against Col. Wm. D. Mann, brought in a verdict in favor of the plaintiff for $40,000. Judge Howe denied a motion to set aside the verdict, but said he would consider the question whether it is or is not excessive. MONUMENT TO FORREST. Rome, Ga., Erects Granite Shaft to Con. federate Cavalaryman. Rome, Ca.-A handsome granite shaft Sto the memory of Gen. Nathan Bedford SForrest was unveiled here Friday. It Swas ereeted at a cost of $1,500 by the SN. B. Forrest.Chapter, Daughters of the Confederacy, in honor of the man who eaptured Gen. Streight and. saved the oity from destreuction at the hands of S-the Federal troops. Theoration w'as de toered by former Congressman Jolh W. IS MR. MARRIED MAN MAKING GARDEN? i ri i l ODnnepolis Joa .I l NO! HE IS JUST DIGGING FOR WIFEY'S SPRING HAT. MRS, CROSBY'S STORY PULLED TRIGGER WHILE HER HUSBAND HELD GUN. Husband Had Wife Decoy McShann to Lonely Spot, Where the Two Blew Top of His Head Off. Hattiesburg, Miss.--Mrs. Minnie Cros by has confessed that she pulled the trigger which sent the contents of a double-barreled shotgun into the head of J. R. McChann, whose mutilated body was found in a secluded spot near the Bowie street bridge in Leaf river swamp. G. L. Crosby, husband of the woman, held the gun in his hands, took deliber ate aim at M~Shann's throat, while she reached over his shoulder and pulled the trigger. Between sobs Mrs. Crosby repeated the grewsome details of a tragedy abso lutely without a parallel in the criminal annals of Mississippi. She admitted that she had been inti mate with MeChann, that she had met him near the Bowie street bridge time and again during the several weeks pre ceding the tragedy. With her own lips drawn and perspiration dropping from her pretty forehead, her bosom heaving with emotion, she/told how her husband had intercepted the correspondence be tween McShann and herself and the threats which he made at the time, how 'under threats of death she had agreed to assist in decoying McShann into the swamp in order that he might be mur dered. She said that Crosby stood over her with a revolver in his hand and dicta ted a letter to McShann, in which she begged the young man to meet her at the bridge, and to "come alone." This letter was mailed by her husband, who received and opened McShann's reply, in which he promised to comply. ANGRY HUSBAND GETS BLOOD Kills Wife, Shoots Mother-in-Law and Daughter, Kills Self. Chicago.-Harry L. Summers shot and killed his wife, Henrietta, shot and seri ously wounded his 10-year-old daughter, Gladys, and his mother-in-law, Mrs. An nie McKenzie, and then killed himself. Mrs. Summers, after repeated quar rels, had fled a week ago from her home to that of her mother, Mrs. McKenzie. Wednesday Summers entered the kitchen of the McKenzie home, where he found Gladys and the two women seated at dinner, and opened fire with a revolver. Mrs. Summers fell dead at the first shot. Mrs. McKenzie and Gladys fled from the room and up a stairway, with Summers in pursuit. As they neared the top he fired four shots, wounding Mrs. McKenzie in the back and arm and the child in the back. They staggered several steps to the second floor and fell unconscious. Prohis After Nebraska. Omaha, Neb.--Nebraska is to be the next battleground in the general cam paign for prohibition, according to Mrs. Lillian M. N. Stevens, national president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, who is in the city conferring with officials of the State and local unions. Mrs. Stevens said Omaha was chosen as the convention city of the na tional organization for this year princi pally on the ground that conditions in this State are regarded as ripe for the submission of a prohibition amendment. Storm Does Heavy Damage. Lexington, Ky.-Thousands of dollars of damage was caused by a tornado which passed over Mackville, Boyle coun ty, Thursday night; No one was killed, but several residences were partially wrecked, many barns demolished and a great amount of fencing was blown down. The roof of the brick bank build ing was blown off, but the walls were I not damaged. /Reports from Valley View, Snear here, where a flood occurred after a '|.cloudlurst Wednesday afternoon, say three persons were injured, but all will reover. WHIRL IN WHEAT PIT WILD SCENES ENACTED-PRICE DROPS WITH CRASH. Patten Sold at Top and Bought at Bottom and Rakes in Another Fortune. Chicago, Ill.--At the tap of the clos ing gong four hundred bruised, battered, husky'voiced men disappeared hurriedly from the floor of the board of trade Tuesday and went in search of refresh ments, rest and rubdowns. They were the relies of a maelstrom in the wheat pit, which, for fury and intensity, quite surpassed any whirl experienced there in years. Wheat quotations rose and fell- mostly fell-in billows that no one could keep track of. James A. Patten, Neptune of the pit, tossed his trident on a rock and let the forces of the deep make merry to their heart's content. Then, at the psycho logical moment, he picked it up again and waded into the breakers. The quan. tities of deep sea treasure he swept into his caves only he and his brokers know. but it was enough to make a Capt. Kidd turn over in his grave. In point of black and blue spots, num. ber of derbies crushed and broken, nerv ous forces expended and volume of sound produced, it is maintained by some vet' eran traders the day's session saw new records, regardless of the Leiter deal of 1898. The amount of energy expended, if transmitted into electricity, would keep Chicago's electric fans running all summer. ,The number of dollars lost and won, if collected in one sum, would make a colossal fortune. Some of the "relics" had voices that were torn to shreds and others had eyes that looked like saucers. That is the way of the wheat pit. HARRIMAN OFFERS A BRIBE Hoke Smith Does Not Want $10, 000,000 Spent in Georgia.. Americus, Ga.-The recent offer of E. HI. Harriman to spend $10,000,000 on his Georgia railroads if the legislature would repeal certain laws was denounced by G'ov. Hoke Smith in an address to the board of trade at this place. Gov. Smith declared the offer was in the na ture of a bribe, and that Harriman evi dently thought $10,000,000 was enough to pay for the privilege of doing as he pleases in Georgia. "We desire," said the governor, "the investment of foreign capital in Georgia, but it must not take from the State ex cessive rates of interest. In that event it would impoverish rather than enrich the State. To what legislation does he refer when he demands a repeal by the people of the State? Does he wish to tear the railroad commission bill to pieces? "Does )Mr. Harriman mean that we must abandon the reduction in passenger rates made in the fall of 1907? By the reduction the people of Georgia are sav ing a million dollars a year. He can make a fair interest on his $10,000,000 at present, but he evidently wants Geor gia to pay him annually $1,000,000 ad ditional interest." Find Rich Vein of Silver Ore. Siloam Springs, Ark.-Reports come to this city of the Afinding of a rich vein of silver ore on an Ozark mountain farm, located about fifteen miles west of this place in the State of Oklahoma. Annul Steel Merger. Washington.-Representative Champ Clark introduced a resolution, which, if passed, will open up the question of the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company's ab sorption by the United States Steel Cor poration. The resolution requests the attorney-general to inform the house "what steps, if any, have been taken by him to annul the contract of purchase or acquisition of control of the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company by the United States Steel Corporation." MILLIONAIRES LYNCHED CATTLEMEN SAID TO HAVE HIRED MARSHAL'S SLAYER. Mob Met Quietly, Marched to Jail and Broke Open the Door When Refused Admittance. Durant, Okla.-Four men were taken from the jail at Ada by a mob at an ear ly hour Monday morning and lynched. But very little is known, or at least lit tle is divulged, regarding the formation, the place of meeting, or the personnel of the mob, and almost equally as little re garding their operations, further than that they accomplished their mission in the quietest manner possible and then dispersed without molesting or even awakening any one not directly con cerned. The men upon whom the mob vented its rage were J. P. Miller, of near Ada; Joe Allen, of New Mexico; Jesse West, of the same locality, and B. 11. Burrell, of Fort Worth. The three latter were wealthy cattlemen, reputed by some to be worth $1,000,000 each. The lynching was the result of the as sassination of (;us Bobbitt, a prominent cattleman, who resided southwest of Ada. The killing occurred several months ago, and it is said to have been caused by trouble of long standing. Bohb bitt was shot while en route from Ada to his home, his assassin passing him in the road and firing both barrels of a shot. gun at him. Circumstantial evidence led to the arrest of Miller. Later evidence showed he was but the tool of others and that Joe Allen and Jesse West were in reality responsible for the crime. B. B. Burrell is said to have been the agent who negotiated with Miller for Allen and West. TILLMAN CALLS ON TAFT Booker Washington Was Caller at Same Time. Washington.-Senator Tillman of South Carolina paid his first visit to the White House Tuesday in about seven years, and received a cordial greeting from President Taft. In his long official capacity the senator never before had called upon a president and his appear ance in the executive offices created a sensation. The senator walked to the White House unaccompanied, but left with Sen ator Beveridge of Indiana, riding to the capitol with the latter in his automobile. Booker T. Washington was waiting to see the president when Senator Tillman arrived. The South Carolinian was im mediately shown into Mr. Taft's private office. The call was purely of a social nature, it was declared. "I came," said Senator Tillman, "to see if the office-seekers had fried any fat off the president, but they have not fried a pound. PLAN MEMORIAL HALL. Directors of Jeff Davis Home Meet at Louisville. Louisville.-A meeting of the local di rectors of the Jefferson Davis Home As sociation was held Tuesday, at which several amendments to the articles of incorporation were approved. The meet ing then adjourned until next Monday, at which time several reports will be read showing the progress made toward the construction of a permanent memo rial hall on the Jefferson Davis farm. The property includes eighteen acres of ground, the home in which he was born and a little Baptist church. The price paid was $7,500. LOSES LIFE TO SAVE HUSBAND Woman Rushes Back Into Fire With Babe in Arms. Cincinnati.-Mrs. Alice Regan, who was injured during a fire in a double tenement building, died at the city hos pital Wednesday. Mrs. Reagan forfeit ed her own life to save that of her hus band, Win. Reagan. She had rushed down three flights of stairs, carrying her eight-months-old baby in her arms. Looking back from the street, she did not see her husband, and with the baby still in her arms rushed up the three flights of stairs again and awoke her sleeping husband, but she and the baby and her husband were severely burned before firemen raised ladders to the room. The baby may die. The husband will recover. CORN MARKET WAS HIGHER Corn Meal Up--Glueose and Clorn Syrup Advanced. Memphis, Tenn.-The advance in corn and corn products was the feature of the grocery market Tuesday. Local mills advanced cornmeal 10c per barrel fol lowing one on th prcvious day of 5c. This puts the jobber's basis to $3.55. There was an advance also in glucose and corn syrup, the rise in the former being soye Sc.. Corn syrup has had sev eral successive rises within the past few weeks. Glucose is coming into more general use in molasses and syrup at this season. College Gets Donation. Lexington, Ky.-President William G. Forst of Berea College, at Berea, Ky., re ceived a letter from Dr. D. K. Pearson, a Chicago philanthropist, announcing that he had donated $25,000 for a boys' dor mitory at the college. The new Iilding will be erected during the summer by student labor and will be ready for use in September. This is the tliird libera' gift made to the school by Dr. Pearson, his first being $100,000, some years ago, for extension work, another, the second, 5 0,000, for a water works plant. IRRIGATION OF OLD MEXICO Primitive Methods of Lifting Water from Wells Still Employed in Sections of Country. Mexico City.-The policy recently adopted by the Mexican gvrernment of lending financial aid to irrigation enterprises is having the effect of strongly stimulating land reclamation work in different parts of the coun try. An irrigation subsidy law was passed by the Mexican congress near ly a year ago and an appropriation of $75,00)0,000 made to. pay as bonuses to persons who put lands under irriga. tion. As a means of still further en couragiug this development of the.) natural resources of the republic an Primitive Irrigation Plant in Mexico. agricultural bank was created through which loans may be made on the most reasonable terms to individuals and concerns for the purpose of construct. ing irrigation works. In order that promoters of irriga tion enterprises may obtain the bene fit of the subsidy law they must op.. erate under a government concession. Since the new law went into effect there has been a flood of applications for concessions for the establishment of irrigation work in different parts of the country. Many of these applica tions have been granted and the work of carrying out the projects is in prog- p ress. The fact that the law permits the government to pay a subsidy of $25 per acre for such land as may be reclaimed makes it especially attrac tive to men who t.re seeking safe in vestment for their capital. In the plateau region of the more no'thern part of the country and ex tending all the way to the United Staes border, irrigation has been Ar ried on, in a way, for centuries. There now are a number, of large an4 mod ern systems of water distrib'ltion; but for the most part the .wOrk is accom plished by natives, who still cling to the ancient methods of lifting the water from wells, streams or reser voirs by various kinds of cumbersome wheels. These primitive implements are made of wood, roughly hewn and usually put together with wooden pegs or tied with fiber. They are op erated either by man or horse power. In most cases one or two natives to each wheel do the water lifting by the exercise of their legs and arms.. IWOMAN WIRELESS OPERATOR Mrs. R. H. Tucker Has Charge of the Instruments Aboard the Steam ship Indianapolis. Spokane, Wash.-Mrs. R. H. Tucker, expert aerogramist and telegrapher, until recently a resident of Spokane, Mrs. R. H. Tucker. and who claims to be the first womnan wireless operator in the world, is sta tioned in the steamship Indianapolis, plying between points on the sound. Mrs. Tucker is a small young woman and has been married only a short time. Her husband is also a Swireless telegraph operator. In con Snection with their marriage there is a wireless romance, but Cupid is dis creetly silent about this, and the few friends who know the circumstances t are not talking. The little woman is a wireless en thusiast. She knows the business from start to finish. She is an expert with the Morse and Continental codes, and there is little going on in the air athat she doesn't know about. Her husband is in charge of the United Wireless stationoat Tacoma, and it is in that city they live. Mrs. Tucker Smakes four trips daily between Seattle Sand Tacoma and spends the nights in eTacoma. She has been in charge of several wireless stations on the Pa , cific coast and has always been found , competent to send and transmit aero L* grams as well as to keep the Ipstil, meats in good working order.