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The Lower Coast Gazette.
The Importance of Farm Drainage tir
Was Explained ano Suggcstions th
Made in the Manner cf Farming
Districts - Legislature Will Be
Asked to Provide Cholera Serum te
Station. t
Co'lumhbia.-The fare-s' meeting o'
held at the court holwl here was TI
attended by repref' ntat ive (itizens lii
of every part of the parish, and was th
presided over by N. M1. IDavis. Ad- ni
dresses were made by Congressman cc
Joseph E. Ransdell, Dr. N. 11. Dal- ci
rymple and W. F. Ward of the Uni,- pc
ed States department of agriculture. to
M.r. Ransdell insisted upon the im- w
portance of diversifying agriculture 11
and making everything on the farm
needed for home consumption, espe
cially grain of every kind, hogs, cat
tle and work stock. He urged the
importance of raising hogs as a mon
ey crop, saying that they can be
raised cheaper and better in Louisi
ana than anywhere in the union, and bi
predicted that a packery will be es
tablished in north Louisiana as soon ft
as there is a good supply of hogs.
Mr. Ward gave tables showing the
value of various crops as hog feed,
and proved conclusively that by feed- si
ing on pea vines, sweet botatoes or
peanuts, with a small ration of corn, h
pork can be produced for less than
3 cents a pound on foot that is now it
selling for over 8 cents in Fort it
Worth, Tex. ti
Dr. Dalrymple's lecture was a
storehouse of information on the dis
eases of hogs and cattle and the rem
edies therefor. He explained cholera
in hogs fully, and showtd how it can
be prevented and cured by inoculat- i
ing with cholera serum. He also
gave an excellent formula for worms,
which are the most fruitful cause in
the state of disease in hogs. The
breeds and diseases of cattle were ti
explained in detail. Meny questions k
were asked him, and he remained on I
his feet over two hours.
Mr. Wright's subject was farm (
drainage. He persuaded his hearers h
that they cannot make a success of v
farming unless their lands are well v
drained, and gave valuable sugges- b
tions of how to form drainage dis- s
tricts for this purpose. c
At the conclusion of the speeches e
a resolution was passed memorializ
ing our legislature to provide a chol- 1
era serum station at its next session, t
which can be done at an expense of t
$2,000. r
Preparing for Dedication.
Baton Rouge.--In a letter received
from D. F. Remington, sergeant-at
arms of the state of Massachusetts,
touching upon the preparations
which Baton Rouge is making for t
the reception of the Boston party,
which Is to come here November 15
to dedicate the shaft in the National
- cemetery to the memory of the sol
diers killed during the war, the Mas
sachusetts official says:
"It is very gratifying to feel that I
the good people of Baton Rouge are
taking such an Interest wi~h us in
the dedication of the shaft which is
to be erected. I had a most enjoy
able visit from the president of your
board of trade, Mr. Farrnbacher, and
the governor's private secretary, Mr.
Fuqua. No two people ever worked
more faithfully to accomplish what
your people most desired-to have
the dedication take place when the
president was in Baton Rouge. It is
utterly impossible on account of the
state election, as something like
three-fourths of the official delega
tion are up for re-election, and of
course they could not :e away."
Distributing Government Supplies.
Houma.-Col. Stephen M. Foote
and Hon. R. F. Broussard upon ar
rival here completed arrangements
at once for the distribution of tents,
blankets and rations to the storm
refugees. The supplies arrived at
the Southern Pacific depot and were
placed in charge of F. J. Louviere.
A tent was erected in Court square,
where Justices of the Peace J. C.
Bourg and E. A. Aitkens were placed
in charge, assisted by the town po
lice. A roll was made out of all the
-worthy sufferers, and they were told
to report and receive their donation
from the government. There were
men, women and children of all ages.
Each party named on the roll was
given an order, which he took to
Mr. Louviere, in charge of the sup
plies, who handed him out his quota.
Many of these people are anxious to
get back to work, and the tents will
house them until they can erect
homes again and allow them tp go on
with their occupations.
Teacher Hurt in Runaway.
New lberia.-Mrs. Carr!e Montagno,
one of Iberia's popular teachqrs, met
with a serious accident while com
ing from her school at Duboin. Her
horse, becoming frightened, ran away.
Mrs. Montagne, losing ccntrol, was
precipitated to the ground, where she
was found unconscious by friends
and brought to her residence in this
ecity. When she revived she found
she had escaped with some -serious
eA~t and bruines, which will confine
her to her room for some days.
Baton Rouge Making Preparations
for Event.
liarton Itouge.-A, the meetir!g of
the Barton Itoug' board of trade di
r(ectors the special co('mtiiiittee which
had I,- .ir nanretl to miake the prelimn
inar'y arllangen!'.ts; fort !!ti, en.er'tain
nimnt of P'resident ''Taft when he is
't: here October 29 til d a report
giving the, programii piop'isedr and es- pi
rnitiaing tha, it would cost $1,000 to e:
entertain the president i nd the dlis
tinguisihed visitors whi will compose
the party. .1Ir. Farrllbach(er wa.i au
thorized to appoint a special com
mittee to take hold of the Taft en
terrtainment. The president will be he
here only two hours, arriving Octo- 0
ber 29 at 8 p. in.. iand leaving at 10
o'clock that night for New Orleans.
Tie' board ac.cepted the program out
lined by the special colnnmmlittee for
the dedication of the .1u-sac(lusetts
nionuntent on Noveniber 15. The (J
commnittee was discharged and a spe- t(
cial committee was named. It Is pro
posed to give the visitors from Bos- ii
ton a trip to a sugar plantation as t
well as to the old battle tield at Port
Parish Fairs Art Success.
Baton Rouge.-The parish fairs are
great successes, regardless of the n
fact that the crops in many sections $
are supposed to be failures. Eugene
Jastremski, secretary of the state it
board of agriculture and immigration, t,
who has just returned to the city
from an inspection of the Lincoln
parish fair at Ruston, said:
"Lincoln parish has a imost credit- "
able exhibit this year. It was much
surprised at the splenw'ld agricultu- i
ral and livestock display that they c
have. The agricultural display is
especially creditable, when the fact
is considered that crop conditions
in that section have not been up to
the usual standard. The display
showed a great variety. Taking it s
all in all, the fair is a distinct suc- c
cess and a decided cred:t to Lincoln 1
Mr. Jastremski will visit other par- t
ish fairs as they open.
Boy Shoots and Kills Cousin.
Lake Charles.-Chester A. Single
ton, aged 15, was shot anlr instantly
killed at the home of his uncle, J.
H. Materne, by his cousin, Nat Ma
terne, aged 12. The two boys and
Chester's brother Archie, aged 14,
had been left at home to keep house I
while the older people took dinner I
with another relative. While the
boys were playing on the gallery Nat
spied a single barreled shotgun in a
corner, and, not knowing it was load
ed, pointed it at Chester, cried
"Halt!" and pulled the trigger.
Young Singleton's skull was shat
tered by the charge and he fell to
the floor dead. The coroner's jury
returned a verdict of accidental
Winter Trade Carnival.
Lake Charles.-Lake Charles is to
have a winter trade carnival that
will surpass anything of a like na
ture ever attempted. At a meeting
of business men it was definitely de
cided to begin preparations immedi
ately, and the affair will likely occur
the last week in November. A. E.
Ferren was elected chairman and F.
M. Fuller secretary. J. L White was
placed on a committee to confer
with the officers and draft a plan for
the entertainment. It was estimated
that it would cost approximately
$1,500 to carry the carnival four
days. It is proposed to make the af
fair one which will attract persons
for a hundred miles around.
New Oil Company Active.
Lake Charles.-Announcement is
Smade that a new oil company, com
Sposed of Beaumont and Jennings oil
a men of experience, is in process of
Sformation to make extensive explo
Sration west of the Caleasleu. One of
f the principal promoters of the enter
prise is H. F. Benckenstein, who has
figured largely in the development of
southern oil fields. The company al
Sready owns all the drilling machin
ery necessary, and expects to start
Sits first well within thirty days.
S Must Remove Boat Houses.
it Plaquemnne.-United States 'Engi
e neer Summers, in charge of the Pla
Squemlne lock, has notified the own
ers of boat houses which are tied to
the bank along Bayou Pisquemlne to
Sremove them out of the stream. It
_ Is a problem for the owners to find
Sa place to keep them. There are a
d nuhnber of splendid launches about
Shere, and when not in use are kept
Sin the boat houses.
SReport From Deerfield District.
o Baton Rouge.-Manager Fitch of
p- the Baton Rouge Oil and Natural Gas
. company has just returned from the
o Deerford field, where the company is
I removing its piping from the 2,300
t foot well that was sunk Lt the cornm
n pany in prospecting for oil on Kel
ley's Heights.
Farmers' Union Store Falls.
, Harrisonburg.-The application of
t the Farmers' Union Stock Company,
- Ltd., of Jonesvlle, to have a receiv
r er appointed to take charge of its
. affairs, was taken up in court, and
as evidence is being adduced. There is
e no opposition in court to the appli
s cation.: The ground on which the
s court's intervention has been asked
d Is that of insolvency and inability to
us meet outstanding obligations.
e The union store at Manifest enjoys
a ngood f.incial standln.
+ i
Free night schools iin New Orleans
op)ented with about 3,000 pupils.
Postmaster S. F. Steer or Shreve
port was painfully burned in a gas
Prof. .1. M. Foote was clected su
perintendent of educationu of Terre
'wOiile parish.
Two veins of brownt i'o:: ore have
been discovered a WoVod Station,
Ouachita parish.
(Gover'nient rations were distrib
uted to relieve the distress of storm
refugees at Hlouma.
The city council of New Orleans
-changed the name of Hospital street
to Governor Nicholis.
Salaries of public school teachers
in Winn paris$ are gauged according
to attendance of pupils.
A school agricultural demonstra
tion farm will be established at Ja
coby, Pointe Coupee parish.
Amite City proposes to levy a 3
mill tax for twenty years to build a
$25,000 waterworks system.
The Ilouma Lighting company lost
its suit contesting the right of the
town to erect an electric plant.
Aps Ard, a negro, who shot at Rep.
rescntative B. T. Young at Liverpool,
was captured near Glos'er, Miss.
The death roll in Terrebonne par
ish as the result of the recent hurri
cane has reached more than 200.
Lee Olivier, charged with the mur
der of Dr. Allen King, wa-s acquitted t
by the jury in the trial at Franklin. I
Edward Ollinger and Harry Prop- 8
son traveled 2,500 miles in a frail c
canoe and landed safely in New Or
,Tulane is rushing building opera
tions to completion for the Taft re
ception during the Wat~erways con
vention. (
C. A. Singleton, 15 years old, was a
accidentally shot and killed at Lake
Charles by his cousin, Nat Materne,
aged 12.
Joel F. Johnson of Jackson, Miss.,
charged with peonage, will be tried
next month in the federal court at
A raid on near-beer places at
Shreveport resulted in forty arrests
for alleged violation of the prohibi
tion law.
The trial of F. F. Bouvy, charged
with the murder of Prof. F. S. Van
Ingen, will begin October 11 at Pla.
A party of Pennsylvania capital
ists en route to Washington, St. Lan
dry parish, were entertained at Ba
ton Rouge.
Business men of the Latin-Ameri
can republics will be induced to visit
New Orleans during the Waterways
A party of capitalists from Lan
rcaster, Pa., en route to Washington,
St. Landry parish, was entertained at
Baton Rouge.
Planters and business men of West
Feliciana parish, in session at St.
r Francisville, mapped out a stalk
burning campaign.
SThe Caddo Game and Fish Protec
Stive association, in session at Shreve
sport, condemned the methods of the
state game commission.
Harry Morgan, 9 years old, is un
der arrest at St. Francisville, charg
5ed with the murder of his sister
SCharlotte, 11 years old.
William Ballard was shot and
killed at Dixie by his brother, Cal
vin Ballard, because he struck a ne
gro employe of the slayer.
s Congressman Broussard and Colo
f inel Foote returned from Terrebonne
- and at once petitioned the govern
- anent for tents to temporarily shelter
t the homeless.
The membership of Boys' Corn
clubs in Louisiana is expected to
reach 10,000 in another year. Two
- hundred exhibits will be made at the
- state fair at Shreveport.
The Baton Rouge Street Railway
Scompany adopted the pay-as-you-en
ter-in-front system, the motormen col
d lecting the fares. No conductors are
a employed in winter months because
of light traffic.
t Examination of applicants for the
Louisiana Rhodes scholarships will
be held October 19 and 20 at either
Louisiana State universily or Tulane
of university, as may suit the conven
as ience of applicants.
e Statehouse employes at Baton
i Rouge are peevish at Uncle Sam for
- unloading the eight ton figurehead
n- from the battleship Louisiana upon
1 them. No place can be found for the
monster piece of brass.
The Monongahela Consolidated
Coal and Coke company will save 40
o per cent of the coal lost in the re
Scent storm.
ts Congressman J. T. Watkins, who
ad just returned to Shreveport from the
is Hawaiian islands, says he favors the
11. government lands being opened to
he homestead by the natives.
'I John White, convicted at Rayville
to of burglary, was sentenced to four
years in the penitentiary. His moth.
? er, Mrs. Bettie White, isa serving 20
years for poisoning her husband.
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American Fleet Not a "Bluff" to Sc
Those Who Know the True
Condition of Affairs.
\'a-hingtonu.-De)feding iwith charac
teristic vigor the American navy, Ad- i
nmiral George Des ey Thursday asserted pr
that not only is our navy not a "bluff," cel
but that he is confident it would give a e'
good account of itself should war ever re
come. b.
The admiral's remarks were called HE
forth by a statement attrilbuted to form- w
er Representative Landis, of Indiana,
who, in a recent .speech at Cincinnati, di
0., in advocating ship subsidy, is re- be
ported to have said that "those Ameri- n
cans who are informed consider our navy oi
a 'bluff.'"' The expression was charac- ai
terized by Admiral Dewey as an "unfor- pi
tunate" one. Declaring that he saw no ce
war clouds gathering on the horizon,
Admiral Dewey discussed several fea- ft
tures of the naval establishment and ti
made a strong l)hea for the continued t.
upbuilding of the navy. h
Series of Sewer Explosions Shake 1
New York West Side. o
New York.-Nearly a square mile of h
the middle W'est Side was shaken Thurs- tl
day afternon by a series of sewer ex- f,
plosions, which blew manhole covers high t'
into the air in crowded thoroughfares, e
injuring several persons, did considerable
damage to property and caused a mo
ment of sharp panic. Alarms of fire
were turned in, the police reserves called I
out and factory employes, shopkeepers
and tenement dwellers rushed to the
open streets, for the explosion had the r
force of earth shocks.
Seven-year-old Emil Miller was stand-I
ing on a manhole cover when the first ,
rumble came. lie and the cover shot up ,1
ten feet, and Emil came down about a
foot from the manhole, out of which i
flames were pouring. He was badly 3
burned about the face and body and r
taken unconscious to a hospital where it
was said his condition was serious. The ,
police explain the explosion by the ac
cidental ignition of sewer gas mixed with
gasoline vapor from the waste discharges
of the many garages in the neighborhood.
Some careless smoker, they think, cast I
a lighted cigar stub into the sewer open
$20,000,000 FOR DEFENSE
Canada Provides for Fleet of War l
Ottawa, Ont.-It is understood that
the Canadian government's bill respect
ing naval defense to be brought before
the coming session of parliament will
provide for a total capital expenditure
of about $20,000,000 during the next six l
or seven years, the yearly appropriation
being about $3,000,000. Although de
tails are not yet worked out, present
plans contemplate a fleet of a dozen war
vessels, consisting of cruisers, torpedo
boats and destroyers, dry docks and a
Canadian shipbuilding plant capable of
building and repairing the largest class
of war vessels.
It is stated that three vessels of the
new fleet will be placed on the Pacific
coast and nine on the Atlantic.
Dr. Cook at St. Louis.
1 St. Louis.-Dr. Frederick A. Cook,
Arctic explorer, headed the most impres
sive,of the centennial week pageants
Friday, when hlie rode at the head of the
pilitary, historical and educational pa
rade. The greeting given him was de
Sdared to have been the most enthusiastic
since Copenhagen. Dr. Cook rode in the
, Adolphus Busch landau, drawn by four
e horses, and surrounded by mounted po
lice, who kept the crowds back.
S Oklahoma Banks Solid.
SOklahoma City, Okla.-Concerning the
condition of bank deposits in Oklahoma
Gov. Haskell issued the following state.
0 ment:
e "The quarterly statement of the Okla
e homat state banks, taken in September,
a just out, shows total deposits of $44,
777,259. This is a gain over last June's
Sstatement of $2,054,331. Total cash on
hand at the September statement is
S. $19,942,421, being equal to 44 1-2 per
cent. of the total deposits represented
) by the cash on hand.
Solution of Panic Problem-Presi
dent Tait Favors the Project.
Politics to Be Kept Out.
\\'ashington. - The coming ('ongress
must meet a situation born of the
panic of 1907, when the issue of a
clearing house certificates by the gov- o
ernment to supply sufficient cur- g
rencv to meet the demands of the c
business interests of the country was J
necessary. although America's coffers
were overflowing with gold. g
The temporary legislation enacted c
during that critical period must either t
be supplanted or enacted into perma- t
nent law, and foremost among the vari- 1
ous projects that have been advanced h
as a proper solution of the government
problem stands the proposed national C
central bank. C
It is the common belief that it will a
form the basis of the curative legisla
tion to be recommended by the mone- t
tary commission, as President Taft. in t
his recent Boston speech, signified his I
own favorable disposition toward the
"A band of the people and for the peo
pie" is the definition of this institution, 1
made by George M. Reynolds, president
of the American Bankers' Association, in
his Chicago speech. He pointed out that
the people were to be the stockholders,
for any one would be permitted to buy -
1 the bank stock just as he might a gov
ernment bond.
i Both Coming to America-One Has
Wardrobe Costing $20,000.
SLondon.-Two noblemen of the blood
Sroyal, one a kinsman of the Russian
czar, the other backed by the Emperor I
Francis Joseph, of Austria-Hungary, have
t opened formal negotiations with George
P J. Gould as suitors for the hand of his
daughter, the winsome Miss Majorie. One
h is Francis Joseph, brother of Prince
Y Miguel, of Braganza, who recently mar
Sried Miss Anita Stewart. The other is
t Prince Alexander Georgievitch Roman
0 owski, who is also duke of Leuchten
burg. Both are preparing to visit Amer
h ica to lay their hearts and titles at the
8 feet of the young heiress who on her
i. recent trip abroad is said to have turned
't half the coroneted heads of Europe.
George Gould, it is understood, re
ceived the overtures of the rival nobles
E with the courtesy which their royal back
ing demanded, but no word of encourage
ment is known to have been given by
, him.
re Police Are Rushed by Students of
II Baltimore Institution.
re Baltimore, Md.--A riot call was neces
ix sary Thursday to quell a class rush be
n tween freshmen and sophomores at the
e- College of Physicians and Surgeons here.
it The freshmen were covered with flour,
1r then turned into dough balls with the
lo aid of water, and in the melee, Prof.
a William Simon was caught, soaked to
•f the skin and treated to a sack of flour.
s The students rushed the police out of the
building each time the bluecoats entered,
e keeping up the rush for two hours before
ic they subsided.
Negro Later Caught and Lynched After
Greensburg, La.-Aps Ard, a desperate
negro who shot at B. T. Young, ex
e member of the legislature, some time
ago, and was captured in Amite City, I
Miss., a few days ago, was lynched on
ie Thursday night while being taken from
e Mr. Young's residence to the jail in
r Greensburg. The sheriff took the negro
to Mr. Young for identification and then
turned him over to a constable.
e Condemn Plan of a British-American
na Alliance.
e- Cincinnati, O.-The so-called "union
of defense" between the United States
a- and Great Britain to offset the growing
r, naval power of Germany, as advocated
,- by Lords Northeliffe, Beresford and
's Close, of England, is declared to be ab
on surd, in a resolution offered in the Ger
is man Alliance National Convention by
er Dr. Ernest Richards, professor of Ger
ed man in Columbia University, New York
Tennessee Has $4,114,826, Arkan- Ez
sas $399,701, Mississippi $202,
838, Alabama $2,259,164.
\\Wahinuton, D. C.-Th'l'e total amou nt
of sa~oitgs deposits in I71 nationial .n
banks in the Southn.rn States is $12,- 19
l'here are lI.t(I national bank' in the e
Sott!h , but :274 only ~show saºlings de- i
po.u ts. li.
'I' t ,`ssee's 17 out of S3 national I t
banks swi,u\ a total saingQ deposits of is
Arkansas lhas 10 national banks out 11
of 14 s.howing a total savings deposits
\lisi.5ipl, pi's 4 national banks out ot 4t
31 show savings dposits amounting to
$202t.ls. .
Alablama has 76 national banks, I1 41
of whiich do a savings depa-it business,
total, $2,259,164. of
Kentucky has 119 national banks, 21 gc
of which do a savings deposit business, pl
total, $1,879,119. li
'T'hese tieures are taken from the last 5
report of the comptroller of the curren- P
cy and give the amount of savings de- Ut
posits as shown by call of Sept. 1, 1909. 1
Virginia, North Carolina and South a]
Carolina, in the order named, lead in hi
the amount of savings deposits in na- 1'
tional banks in the South. I:
CANAL WANTS $43,063,524 0
$15,504,036 for Labor and $20,218
as 983 for Material and Supplies.
i \Vastiungtoni.-l'he Panama canal cotm
f mission has submitted to the secretary
v- of war an estimate of appropriations ag
.r- gregaLting $48,06i:;,24 for work on the 7
te canal during the fisncal year, beginning t
s July 1, 1910.
rs The total aplpropriations made by con
gress up to this time on account of the
-d canal are $210,070,46S. Col. (;oethals,
er the chairman and the chief engineer of
a- the comtmission, has declared it to be
ri- his opinion that the great waterway will
Id be completed by January 1, 1915, and 1
at ha.s estimated the total cost at $375,- 1
al 000,000, which, however, includes the
cost of sanitation and civil government,
ill and the $50,000,000 purchase price.
La- The unusually large amount asked for
le. the new tiscal year probably is due to
in the fact that work on the waterway
, has entered a more advanced stage.
Un, Underwriters at Louisville Arraign
nt Sharp Practices.
in Louisville, lKy.-Those insurance men
at who, in the trade vernacular, have been
rs, guilty of "rebating," "twisting" and
ty "part-timing," were bitterly arraigned at
v- Friday's session of the National Asso
ciation of Life Underwriters, in conven
tion in this city. The aim of the pres
ent convention is to raise the standards
of the business in every way and a gen
:a. eral sumnmary of the insurance upheav
als of the past few years, with an index
od of proper future methods, is expected
n to Ie the contribution of the present
ror gathering.
ve The belief of the 400 underwriters
rge gathered here is, according to President
Iis Charles .Jerome Edwards, that the un
)ne friendly legislation of the past is ended
ce and that the companies which observe
ar- proper standards will be given charter
is powers of wide scope.
te Attempt to Oust Blacks May Reiult
er im Serious Trouble.
ed Tom Ball, Tex.-But for a leader
among the blacks, a race war, perhaps,
e- was averted in this town Friday night.
les Following posting of notices on the doors
k- of the negroes' cabins, signed "White
ge- Citizens" and warning them to leave
y town before morning, the blacks are pre
paring for an outbreak, should an at
tempt le made to back uip the threats.
O Since the absence of work in the fields
owing to the prolonged drouth, many of
of the white laborers are turning to the
mills for employment. Many of these
es- jobs are held by the negroes, and efforts
be- to displace them have proven futile. The
he lumber mills favor the white men in
re. new employment, but it is said will re
ur, sent any effort to disrupt the present
he force.
the Pretty Pianist Be*s Buitors Slash
red, Each Other in Knife DueL
fore Chicago.--Miss Louise Dittman, a pret
ty pianist and soloist, sat in the parlor
of her home and calmly watched two
men fight a knife duel for her love untdil
ter both suitors fell unconscious. Then she
called the police, who took the duelists,
rte Tony Begupa and William Walker, to
x. thIe county hospital. Both men died of
ime their wounds.
mity, The men fought nearly half an hour.
on Each had more than a score of knife
on wounds when the duel ended.
o in Miss Dittman told thle poliee that both
nWalker and Begupa had been wooing
en her and quarreled as to who was the fa
vorite suitor.
Pilot and Aid Saved By Sand Bags for
nion Ballast.
ates i St. Louis.-The new 80,000 cubic-foot
-ing balloon South St. Louis, which sailed
ated from here at the same time as the cen
and tennial racers, was literally riddled with
ab- shots and forced to descend in Northern
ecr- Missouri. The pilot and his aid escaped
by being shot because of thile ballast hbags,
Ger. which hung over the side of the basket.
'ork The sand kept the shot from penetrat
Sing the basket.
Enormouq Quantities of the Carbon
Left to Be Brought Out for
Market and Industries.
\\ashington.-The production of coal
.n Alaiama, Arkan -as and T'einessee in
190U is interestingly discussed by Sta
:ician lEdwal \\'. 'arkr,. of the
ge logical ,.ur'y. department of the
interior. whose report on the produc
tion ut oIal throughout the t'nitei
et-ate and its }t,. ,,sitos has just been \
Ahlaama--'ftal iroductionu in 1905,
11,604.59::; spot value, $14.6*47.T 91.
Arkasans----Total production in 1'J0s,
,0u7,.,,7 short toas; spot value, $3,499
'l'ennless,-l' ---tal protduction in 1908,
5,199,171 shoirt tons; spot va: e, $7,118.
According to the estimates prepared
by M. t. t'amplell, of the United States
geological survey, the original coal sup
ply of Alabama when mining began was
;8,903,000,000 short tons, of which 63,
313,000,000 tons were in the Warrior andi
Plateau tields, 2,994,0010 tons were in
the 'ahala and 2,396,000 tons in the
Coosa field. From this total supply of
approximately 69,000,000,000 tons there
halh been mined, at the close of 1908,
176,338,903 tons. representing an ex
haustion, including waste in mining, of
264,000,000 tons, or nearly 0.4 per cent.
of the total estimated supply.
The total original supply of coal in
Arkansas was wa ,587,000,000 short tons.
of which 1,797,000,000 were bituminous
and semi-anthracite and 90,000,000 tons
were lignite.
The total production of Tennessee to
the close of 1908 amounted to 90,503,
772 short, tons, representing an exhaus
tion of 135,o00,000. According to the
estimate by Marius R. Campbell, of the
United States geological survey, the
bituminous coal fields of Tennessee covet
an area of 4,400 square miles, the orig,
inal contents of which, when mining be
gan, were 25,665,000,000 short tons, of
which the exhaustion to the close of
1908 represented a little more than one
half of one per cent. of the total esti
mated supply.
r Appeals Court Finds Criminal Intent
in Trafl5cetions.
Chicago.-The verlict of the trial
court, which found John R, Walsh guilty
of misaplropriation of the funds of the
Z Chicago National Bank. was affirmed by
the United States circuit court of Ap
3 peals here Tuesday.
1 Mr. Walsh must serve the sentence of
Sfive years' imprisonment imposed upon
t him by the trial jury, unless the supreme
court upsets affirmation of the verdict of
Counsel for Mr. WaLsh in their appeal
laid the greatest stress on what they
r alleged was a lac: of criminal intent on
the partof the defendant. In their very
' lengthy brief much law was quoted to
d show that the convicted banker, newn
paper pulblisher and railroad owner used
the funds of the bank in what he con
sidered a legitimate manner.
r Drink-Crazsed Man Barricaded House
and Threatened Child.
Atlanta, Ga.-Fearing that a 6-year
S old girl would be slain by her father if
they attempted to force their way into
t a room in which he was barricaded, a
posse of ten or twelve police were held
r at bay for three hours lby Dr. Ira De
, Lamater, leading druggist of Atlanta.
SDeLamater was crazy drunk, and when
r police came to arrest him he barricaded
to the room and swore he'd kill the child if
a the officers entered.
e While talking through an open win
.t- dow,'Capt. Beavers made a grab for the
, druggist and tried to climb in the room,
a but DeLamater slammed down the win
of ow sash and caught Capt. Beaver's
ie hands, mashing them. After three hours
e Dr. DeLamater fell into a stupor and
a the police entered and rescued the girl
e and arrested the father.
Presbyterian Synod Demands Enforce.
ment of Law.
Oklahoma City, Okla.-Following all
address by Hf. I. Laughbaum, secretary
h of the Oklahoma Anti-Saloon League, be
fore the Oklahoma sj nod of Presbyte
t- rian Churches, the synrod adopted resolu
or tions demanding better enforcement of
o the prohibition law; pledged its mem
tl1 bhers to co-operation with the league and
he the officers, and called upon good citizens
I to demand a law enforcemnnt sentiment.
f Night Riders at Cynthiana.
Cynthiana, Ky.-Thursday midnight a
' body of night riders passed through
Claysville, and ordered all residents to
extinguish their lights and retire. They
i made no other demonstration and their
Snlission is unknown. They returned in
a- two hours with all their saddle blankets
of white nlmaterial.
Flotilla in Shallow Water.
St. L.ouis--The U:nited States tor
or pedl fltilla, which is Ilhre for the oun
tcnnial celhbratiou, and is booked to re
main hlere until Oct. 35, to escort Presi
ed dent Taft to New Orleans, will not headl
the river pageant on account of the fear
ith of going aground becauiec of thle low
water. The boats, instead, will anchor
re amid-stream and dress ships while the
Sparade passes. While tihe officers will
Snot discuss the possibility of the boats
Lt eing unable to leave here until the
spring rise, such is the ,1pinion of many
veteran river men

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