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The Lower Coast Gazette.
DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF THE LOWER COAST AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, FISHERIES AND COMMERCE.
VOLUME I. POINTE-A-LA-IIACIIE, LA., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1909. NUMBER 43.
FATALITIES COUNT BY SCORES
Cyclone Carried Away Everything in its Course.
Injured Will Go Into Hundreds in Five
States-Property Loss Great.
Memphis, T'tnz._- -Special dliiattches to
I he Conunercial Appeal fronm the vast
scope of eointry cove red by the cyclone
and bailstorm of Thursday night in five
States give inforantiion of cle, to three
score lives snuffed out. DIoubtless the
*ntire death list will fall not fur short
,of a hundred, making this one of the
most disastrous storms from the stand
point of loss of life in recent years in
this part of the world.
In addition to the dlead there are ac
'counts of people injured by the score.
They were swept away or sucked away
by the wind pressure. They were caught :
under falling trees and under ,collapsing
twalls. Nei 'ir youing nor olut, male nor
female, vtv. -p:ued, and under the ruins
of homne i t .er-, mothers and children
were caught and crushedt. The list of in
jnred will run to several hundred.
The property los, is difficult to csti
,nate, anti can be expressed only in gen
,.ral terms. The storn passed over an
,,pulent country, well settled lip and in
: high state of agricultural and indus
trial development. Many cities, towns
and villages were visited, and( nonle of
them escaped without more or less loss.
From the Mississippi river on the west,
and even across tile river in Arkansas,
the storm passed through West and Mid
ilie Tennessee, touched the. northeastern
corner of Mississippi, SWept over North
ern Alabama like a veritable besom of
destruction, and with less force, yet with
fatal results, it crossed into (;eorgia.
Millions of dollars will not account for
the homes thrown down, factories razed,
churches demolished, barns and outbuiltl
ings swept away, fences strewn over the
ground, timber uprooted and twisted to
the ground, crops pulled out by the roots
and scattered over the fields, roofs curled
up and carried away, windows smashed,
cattle killed, electrical wires broken, rail
road traffic suspended and all the thou
sand and one items that must he reck
oned in making up the tally of the
This eyclone made its first disastrous
descent at Denmark, Tenn., where two
people were killed, many were injured,
practically every house in the town was
Mlown to'earth, and fire cenne along aft
erward to consume the last vestige of
Thence southeasterly the funnel-shaped
Here is a resume of reports from vari
ous points, showing the extent of the
At Whiteville, Tenn., a factory and
the Presbyterian church were damaged.
In Haywood county the Christmas
school house was destroyed, and the
children escaped death by having been
dismissed just previously. Tenant houses
were wiped off the plantations, and many
tenants were injured.
At Stanton one man was killed and
the Presbyterian church was destroyed.
At Parsons, Tenn., houses were blown
down and one man was caught find killed
tinder the timbers of his own home.
At Wartrace, Tenn., buildings were
blown down and a swath was cut through
Atl Haley, Tenn., a negro settlement
was wiped out.
Selmer and vicinity-23 dead.
Storm Found Historic Stage.
At and near the Shiloh battlefield, with
its national park and its many historic
aaseistions, occurred the most frightful
loss of life and greatest destruction of
property. The identity of twenty-three
dead in that vicinity is fixed by the
dispatches at hand, and later reports
from isolated localities will probally
swell this death list. The number lof
injured Is so great as to defy reliable
estimates. The injury to the national
park property will run up into the hun
dreds of thousands of dollars. The lit
tle hamlet of Pittsburg Landing, fa
mliar to students of the Civil War, is
wiped off the map. The hotel and the
little stores are blown away, and many
of those who tenanted the buildings went
to death in the general chaos of flying
lumber and falling timber. Not a tree
is left standing on the Shiloh battlefield.
In the park, where many of the States
of the North and South had honored the
memory of their sons who had fought
over those fields with monuments and
shaflts, those mementoes are injured be
yond repair, such being the ease notably
with the monument erected by the State
of Iowa, a noble shaft rising 60 feet in
the air, which was broken off in the
middle by the force of the gale.
Continuing the roster of death and de
structien into Alabama, it is found that
these records have been made:
Near Scottaboro, 'three were killed,
tuany injured, tenant houses were de
At Collbran, Ala., two are dead.
At Russellville, Ala., 24 are injured,
three or more are dead, many are in
jured at the Tennessee mines.
There are accounts of wide damage in
Georgia, but though there was some loss
of life Ia that State, the destruction was
by no means as great as in Alabama and
Al Maket For Key West.
Washlra-tou-Appeal was made to
Presiksat Taft by the mayor of Key
West for aid for the hurricane sufftreers
In that city ant vicinity. The telegram
nw received at the White House and
id rit~etp Carpenter to
?'itt eopy lso was
ew!tai sii Mr. 01 1
SIX KILLED IN ONE HOUSE.
e Death Toll Heavy in Vicinity of Shiloh b
Sehlner, Te-nn.--'The mnlot terrible cy
e clone ever known in this section swept s
1 the eastern part of the county Thurs- I
e day night about 6::10 o'clock. The path I
S T'lhe home of Ienry Wilkins at Cyclone
was de,trved, hut no one hurt.
S l'errv lkink:' home was the scene of
ldestruction. Iis, wife and two children I
y and (;harley Mloore andl wife., visiting
Stheh, were, killed and two other children
g are seriouly hurt.
r Lee I'ettigrew's home was totally de
Sstrivied. hut no onli wias hurt.
u The plantation of F. Ml. ifagy was
1- next \viited, and every house on it was
totally destlroyed and his nuother-in-law
i- was killed. '[o of Frank .Jordan's
1 clhildren here were also killed.
nI The stori .swept everything in its
1 path for lifteen uil'es, there eing somnic
1 narroiw escapes Pexpericlletld. It is
s thoughtl scveral will die from injuries re
SWEPT A CLEAN PATH.
1- Life Taken and Fields Left Bare Near
' Scottsboro, Ala.-The most disastrous
'f storm in the history of this county vis
h ited this secction about , o'clock Thurs
'. day in the Dry Cove neighborhood, eight
r miles south of here.
Mo, Mre than forty families are destitute
and homniless and the scene is beyond
o The cyclone was about a quarter of a
. mile to three-quarters of a mile wide,
d and swept houses and timber clean be
i, hind it. Cotton and corn fields were
1 stripped and the cotton was cleaned fros
t- the bolls as if by suction, and hlundrcts
' of bales destroyed in the fields in this
Only one life was lost, that of Mrs.
5 II. II. Skelton, wife of a prosperous
TWO DOZEN DEAD.
'f Dreadful Loss of Life at Pittsburg and
Corinth, :Miss.-Thursday about 5:30
p.m., clouds began to form northwest of
Pittsburg, Tenn. and at 6 o'clock a tor
nado started on its mission of death and
destruction, leveling every building in
the little village except the office and
blacksmith shop of the superintendent of
Li the national cemetery, and killing twen
a ty-four people.
MANY HAMLETS DESTROYED.
Dead and Injured People, Heavy Prop
n Russellville, Ala.-Twenty-four peo
, ple injured, three fatally, and damage to
property of thousands of dollars was the
,e result of Thursday night's storm around
The whirl of wind was of great ve
t locity, taking a straight course, and left
only ruins in its path.
Factory and Church Gone.
Whitesville. Tenn.--A severe tornado
ic struck this place Thursday night about
o'clock, doing considerable damage to
outbuildings and property generally. The
Overall factory here was partially blown
from its foundation, and the Cumberland
SPresbyterian Church was shattered and
blown to the ground. The wind came
from a northwest direction and some dis
tance south of town it seemed to divide
and an angry and terrific current went
up Hatchie river, taking a southeastern
S Deaths Near Hantsville.
te luntsville, Ala.-Nine fatalities are
Sreported in this section as a result of
t Thursday night's wind and hail storm.
Mrs. R. H. Shelton was killed at Keith's
e Farm in Jackson county, and eight per
sons are reported dead at Wheth's Cove,
Sin Marshall county. Scores are report
e ed homeless, their houses having been
t wrecked by the wind.
e. $5,000 Loss at Gadsden.
ly Gadsden, Ala.-The loss here as a re
te suit of Thursday night's hail and wind
in storm is estimated at $25,000. Cotton
me and vegetation of all kinds in the sur
rounding country is practically a total
e- loss. Hail as large as hen eggs fell,
rt and within fifteen minutes the recorded
rainfall was 1.38 inches.
.e Two Heases Blown Down.
Chattanooga, Tenn.--Reports from
Collbran, Ala., sixty miles south of Chat
d, tanooga, are that two storms met there
n- Thursday night and ten housus were
blown down. Two men were seriously
in injured. A large warehouse shifted from
e its foundation, wires blown down and
is other damage done. No loss of life is
d I reported.
Fort Payne, Ala., also reports damage.
Property Loss in Georgia.
to Atlanta, Ga.-Unroofed houses, broken
wy windows and ruined trees and shrubbery
rs is the extent of the damage left in the
m wake of the terrific wind and hail storm
id which swept over Atlanta and urroumd
to ing country Thursday night. So far as
as known no lives were lost. The property
a- loss is ariously estimated at from $80
000 to $100,000.
r ". ireat HBavoc at Athena.
r " .....-a ...f$o rwa '.i:m wheh.
DENIES ALL CLAIM
'iARY OUTSPOKEN IN REGARD V
TO COOK'S JOURNEY
Naval Officer Insists That the Dcctce
Did Not and Could Not Reach
the North Pole, as He f
Says He Did.
(EnTtered ac((or-ding to Act of ('longres's,
in the year 1909, by the Peary Arctic club,
In the oflice of the librarian of Congress.
at Washington, I). C.)
New York. Oct. 12.-The following t
statement of Commander Robert E.
Peary, which he submitted to the
Peary Arctic club in support of his
contention that Dr. Cook 'did not
reach the north pole, is now made
public for the first time. The state
ment has been copyrighted by the
Peary Arctic club.
INTRODUCTION BY PEARY.
Some of my reasons for saying that
Dr. Cook did not go to the north pole f
will be understood by those who read
the following statements of the two i (
Eskimo boys who went with him, and
who told me and others of my party
where he did go. Several Eskimos
who started with Dr. Cook from An
oratok in February, 1908, were at
Etah when I arrived there in August,
1908. They told me that Dr. Cook hal
with him, after they left, two Eskimo
boys, or young men, two sledges and
some twenty dogs. The boys were
I-took-a-shoo and Ah-pe-lah. I ha.l
known them from their childhood
One was about eighteen and the other
about nineteen years of age.
On my return from Cape Sheridan
and at the very first settlement I
touched (Nerke., near Cape Chalon) in
August, 1909, and nine days before
reaching Etah, the Eskimos told me,
in a general way, where Dr. Cook had
been; that he hadl wintered in Jones
Sound, and that he had told the white
men at Etah that he had been a long
way north, but that the boys who were
with him, I-took-a-shoo and Ah-.pe-lah,
said that this was not so. The Eski
mos laughed at Dr. Cook's story. On
reaching Etah, I talked with the Es
kimos there and with the two boys
and asked them to describe Dr. Cook's
journey to members of my party and
myself. This they did In the manner
(Signed) R. E. PEARY.
Signed Statement of Peary, Bartlett,
McMillan, Borup and Henson, in Re
gard to Testimony of Cook's Two
The two Eskimo boys, I-took-a-shoo
and Ah-pe-lah, who accompanied Dr.
Cook while he was away from Anora
tok in 1908 and 1909, were questioned
separately and independently, and
f were corroborated by Panikpah, the
father of one of them (I-took-a-shoo),
who was personally familiar with the
first third and the last third of their
journey, and who said that the route
for the remaining third, as shown by
them, was as described to him by his
son after his return with Dr. Cook.
The narrative of these Eskimos is
They, with Dr. Cook, Francke and
Snine other Eskimos, left Anoratok,
crossed Smith's Sound to Cape Sabine,
slept in Commander Peary's old house
t in Payer Harbor, then went through
Rice strait to Buchanan bay. After a
few marches Francke and three Eski
mos returned to Anoratok.
Dr. Cook, with the others, then pro
Sceeded up Flagler bay, a branch of
0 Buchanan bay, and crossed Elles
Smere Land throdgh the valley pass at
a the head of Flagler bay, indicated by
SCommander Peary in 1898, and utilized
i by Sverdrup in 1899, to the head of
e Sverdrup's "Bay Fiord" on the west
side of Ellesmere Land.
STheir route then lay out through
this fiord; thence north through Sver
Sdrup's "Heuerka Sound" and Nansen
On their way they killed musk oxen
and bear, and made caches, arriving
e eventually at a point on the west side
of Nansen strait (shore of Axel Hel
berg Land of Sverdrup), south of
SCape Thomas Hubbard.
A cache was formed here and the
four Eskimos did not go beyond this
point. Two others, Koolootlngwah and
Inughito, went on one more march
with Dr. Cook and the two boys,
helped to build the snow igloo then
returned without sleeping.
After being informed of the boys'
narrative thus far, Commander Peary
" suggested a series of questions to be
put to the boys in regard to this trip
Sfrom the land out and back to it.
These questions and answers were
Did they cross many open lands or
much open water during this time?
Did they make any caches out on
the ice? Ans. No.
e Did they kill any bear or seal while
out on the ice north of Cape Thomas
SHubbard? Ans. No.
n Did they kill or lose any of their
d dogs while out on the ice? Ans. No.
With how many sledges did they
start? Ans. Two.
S"I generally read the paper on my
y way to and from the office," said the
e importantly busy man.
* "I used to myself," said the old-tim
1. er. "before I got hardened to the
j looks of the girl strap-hangers."-Kan
sas City Times.
Kntcker-We garland our discover
era with roses.
Booker--I uow it; whenever my
'wfe· ais me 6.4 I have to give her
How many dogi did they have? Ans. I
i)o not remember exactly, but some
.hing over twenty.
How many sledges did they have
when they got back to land? Ans.
Did they have any provisionu Left on
their sledges when they came back to
'and? Ans. Yes; the sledges still had
about all they could carry, so they
were able to take but a few things
from the cache.
From here they went southwest t
along the northwest coast of Hleiberg ,
Land to a point indicated on the map 1
(Sverdrup's Cape Northwest). t
From here they went west across
the ice, which was level and covered
with snow, offering good going, to a
low island which they had seen from
the shore of Heiberg Land at Cape
Northwest. On this island they
camped for one sleep. t
From this island they could see two
lands beyond (Sverdrup's Ellef Ring- t
nes and Amund Rlngnes Lands). From ,
the island they journeyed toward the (
left-hand one of these two lands
t (Amund Ringes Land), passing a
r small island which they did not visit.
The answers of the Eskimo boys to t
Commander Peary's series of inde
pendent questions, showing that they 1
y killed no game, made no caches, lost I
no dogs, and returned to the land '
with loaded sledges, makes their at
t tainment of the pole on the trip
north of Cape Thomas Hubbard at
I physical and mathematical impossi
bility, as it would demand the sub.
I sistence of three men and over twen
ty dogs during a journey of ten hun
,1 dred and forty geographical miles on
1 less than two sledge loads of supplies. I
r If it is suggested that perhaps Dr.
Cook got mixed and that he reached
the pole, or thought he did, between I
the time of leaving the northwest
coast of Heiberg Land at Cape North- t
e west, and his arrival at Ringnes Land,
where they killed the deer, we must
Cl then add to the date of Dr. Cook's let
ter of March 17th, at or near Cape
e Thomas Hubbard, the subsequent four
g or five sleeps at that point, and the
e number of days required to march
from Cape Thomas Hubbard to Cape
1 Northwest (a distance of some sixty
n nautical miles), which would advance
' his date of departure from the land
' to at least the 25th of March, and be
a prepared to accept the claim that Dr.
d Cook went from Cape Northwest
r (about latitude eighty and a half de
grees north) to the pole, a distance of
five hundred and seventy geographical
miles, in twenty-seven days.
After killing the deer they then trav
eled south along the east side of Ring
uces Land to the point indicated on the 4
chart, where they killed another deer. I
They then went east across the
south part of Crown Prince Gustav
sea to the south end of Helberg Land,
(1 thcn down through Norwegian bay,
1e where they secured some bears, but
not until after they had killed some of
e their dogs, to the east side of Gra
it ham Island; then eastward to the lit
tle bay marked "Eid's Fiord" on Sver
drup's chart; then southwest to Hell's
is Gate and Simmon's peninsula.
Here for the first time during the
is entire journey, except as already
noted off Cape Thomas H. Hubbard,
d they encountered open water. On this
, point the boys were clear, emphatic,
and unshakable. They spent a good
, deal of time in this region, and finally
ah bandoned their dogs and one sledge,
Stook to their boat, crossed Hell's Gate
i to North Kent, up into Norfolk Inlet,
then back along the north coast of
Colin Archer Peninsula to Cape Vera,
where they obtained fresh elder duck
eggs. Here they cut the remaining
sledge off, that is shortened it, as it
was awkward to transport with the
y boat, and near here they killed a wal
st From Cape Vera they went on down
into the southwest angle of Jones
Sound, where they killed a seal;
h thence east along the south coast of
the sound, killing three bears at the
mpoint noted on the map, to the penin
sula known as Cape Sparbo on the
Smap, about midway on the south side
ig of Jones Sound. Here they killed
le some musk-oxen and, continuing east,
killed four more at the place indi
of cated on the chart, and were finally
stopped by the pack Ice at the mouth
ie of Jones Sound. From here they
Is turned back to Cape Sparbo, where
ud they wintered and killed many musk
s After the sun returned in 1909 they
n started, pushing their sledge, across
Jones Sound to Cape Tennyson; thence
'' along the coast to Clarence Head;
7 (passing inside of two small islands
e not shown on the chart, but drawn on
ip it by the boys), where they killed a
bear; thence across the broad bight
re. in the coast to Cadogan Fiord; thence
around Cape Isabella and up to Com
or maqder Peary's old house in Payer
e? Harbor near Cape Sabine, where they
found a seal cached for them by Pan
in ikpah, I-took-a-shoo's father. From
here they crossed Smith Sound on the
le ice, arriving at Anoratok.
as (Signed) R. E. PEARY, U. S. N.
ROBERT A. BARTLETT,
SMaster S. 8. Roosevelt
D. B. M'MILLAN,
SMATTHEW A. HENSON.
A Pleased Audience.
sy "What makes you spend so much
he money on that lawsuit?"
"It's a matter of taste. Some peo
n- ple like to attend lectures. I prefer
he to pay more and hear a lawyer dis.
tn- course on affairs in which I am per
No Other Kind.
ir- Blinks--I know of a place where
you can always get cut rates for work.
S- Clinks-Where is it?
r BlInks-lt is a man's who makes a
specialty of trimming trees.
FIGHT COTTON PEST
FARMERS ARE URGED TO BURN
State Crop Pest Gommission Issues r0
Bulletin Instructing Planters lu
How to Clean Field:. th
Baton Rouge.--lore at; cntion Is
being paid this year by the state a
atlthoritles to get the farmers to cut m
down and burn their cotton stalks ot
this fall before the middle of Octo- ju
ber, and the following bulletin is be- in
Slug sent out by the state crop pest
commission to the farmers, along kI
with a description of a V-shaped In
wooden cutter, which the commnission p,
recomunends for' use in getting rid of of
the weevil by burning the stalks: ti
'The cutter should be so adjusted si
that it will cut off the cotton stalks in
at the surface of the earth, or just at
below. The depth to which the of
blades enter the earth is regulate(d m
by raising or lowering the chain by be
which the single-tree is attached to J.
the front of the machine. If the ju
single-tree is attached to the topmost nI
hole in ,ho (levis attachment the at
t blades will run deep, and vice versa. J1
The rudders should be set down far G
enough to prevent the machine skid- tr
ding or jumping sideways. It is of w
the utmost importance that the in
blades be kept very sharp. To this w
end the operator should carry a good N
file and file theo edges three or four al
times a day-oftener, if need be. \
n "Where there is no fence surround- It
Slnug the cotton field it is best to hitch rc
the two horses or mules tandem, one sl
ahead of the other, as this permits rt
n both of them to walk in the middle $'
and pull steadily. With the horses (;
tandem, however, it is difficult to cut b,
all the stalks at the end of the rows tl
if a fence is near, and in such fields ci
it is sometimes necessary to hitch tl
the horses side by side. If for any g
r reason the machine does not sever tl
e every cotton plant completely, it is it
well to have a good hand follow the
e machine with a sharp cane knife and
cut off every missed' or partly sev
ered plant at the surface of the o
ground. It is extremely important b
that not a vestige of green cotton be 4,
left uncut in the field or at its edges. tl
if Rev. Henry May Be Made Bishop. tl
iI Baton Rouge.-A great deal of in. d
terest has been taken here in the C
v- announcement that, Rev. J. AM. Henry, I
g- pastor of the First Methodist church a
e of Baton Rouge, may be named as C
r. one of the bishops of the Methodist
e church at the general conference of
v the Methodist church, South, which
d, is to be held at Ashville, N. C., next a
y, year. Mr. Henry is one of the lead
it ing ministers of the Methodist
i church in Louisiana. He has been
a- presiding elder of the Crowley dis
t trict, holding this position before he d
r came to Baton Rouge as pastor of
's the First Methodist church of his
ly Mrs. Booth to Visit State. d
d, Baton Rouge.--Mrs. Ballington v
a Booth will visit Louisiana again this
Syear, according to Rev. J. I. Sutton, a
d former chaplain of the state peniten- a
ly tlary, now head of a boys' orphanage
Sin New Orleans, and a member of
Sthe State Prison Reform league. Mrs.
t Booth has spoken in Baton Rougea
Sduring the past two years and each r
Stime she has been greeted by large e
Ihouses. The people are anxious that
g she include Baton Rouge in her Lou
isiana itinerary this year. It has al
ready been decided that Mrs. Booth
will speak in New Orleans, Lafayette
and New Iberia, and probably at
some bf the convict farms. Slhe
comes to the state in the interest of
prison reform work. Hler visits to
Baton Rouge in the past have been
e primarily for the purpose of speaK
ling to the prisoners in the state pe- s
e itentiary. Two years ago she estab.
lished in the state penitentiary her
Voluntary~ Prison league, and it uas
1 done a great work among the con
Diversity of Crops.
e Baton Rouge.-Hay and corn have
k been the exclusive crops to take toe
place of cotton, which has been made
Sunprofitable on many farms by the
a boll weevil. Peanuts have been
* grown in large quantities in some
; sections of the state, especially in
h north Louisiana. Last year the state
> department of agriculture paid a
a great deal of attention to the culti
ht vation of peanuts and got out a spe
e cial bulletin containing a great
n- amount of data which had been coI
or lected by agents of the department
y on this subject. The result this year
a- is that there has been a decided in- a
m crease in the peanut acreage.
Killed on Wedding Day.
White Castle.-On the morning of 1
his wedding day Ed Leboeuf, Jr., ac
cidentally shot and killed himself
with a double barreled shotgun. He
was a popular young man, assistant
overseer to his father, Ed Leboeur,
8r., on Supple's Kinsdale plantation.
Capitalists Visit Crowley.
Rayne.-The Schell party of capi
talists from Pennsylvania upon ar
rival here were entertained at the
Rayne rice mill, where they were
shown over the plant and initiated
into the mysteries of rice milling in
a modern plant. The big plant was
re in full operation, and excited the ad
'. miration of the visitors to about the
extent that one of the Pennsylvania
a steel plants would a native of Aca
dia. h large number of ladles were
with the party.
MODEL ROAD PLANNED.
Police Jury Authorizes Big Appropri
ation for Purpose. 1
Bat on Rouge.-- At the miue inug of
the police jury of East ia:lton liotge
parish the question of the, miodel
road was taken up, and on the reso
lution of It. J. Humnmel $24,000Ia of
the unexpended balance of prtevious
years was authorized to be borrowed
by the president and transfterred to
a special fund to bt known as a
model road fund, and to ibe drawn
out by the president of the police
jury when the money was needed to
meet the expenses of the road con
struction. Juror Laycock wanted to
know whai was the need of borrow
I ing money from the banks when the
pI arish had an unexpended balance
of previous years amounting to just
the sum that the jury proposed to
I spend. Mr. Ilummiel went at length
into the parish tiscal affairs, and
t showed how this unexpended balance
of previous years had been used to
I meet the current expenses, and would
r be paid back out of the taxes of 1909.
> Joe Gebelin, president of the police
jury, explained Ihat the work on the
t model roadway had begun, and that
after a conference between himself,
Mr. Ilart and Mr. IHunmmiel with ex
Go~ernor Heard, of the board of con
trol, it was settled that the parish
wI as to pay only the expenses of
maintaining the convicts whie at
3 work on the road. This, Mr. Gebelin
I said, Governor Heard estimated at
r about $12 per convict. There are
twenty-four at work in East Baton
Rouge. The equipment, Mtr. Gebelin
I reported, c(onsists of a road machine,
sprinkler, roller and portable cells,
3 representing an investment of about
$7,000. It had been furnished by the
. Good Roads associal ion, and would
t be used in the adjoining parish after
s the road in this parish had been
t completed. Mr. Landry was afraid
n that the parish had made a bad bar
Y gain, and that before it got through
r the convicts would cost $14 or $15 a
s month to maintain.
B - ---
I Big Cane Acreage Planned.
Baton Rouge.-If the present plans
e of the state do not miscarry, the
t board of control will next year plant
e 4,500 acres in cane. The state will
then be one of the biggest cane
planters in Louisiana. It will have
three cane plantations. Fifteen hun
dred acre tracts will be planted in
e cane each at Hope, Angola and Oak
ley. Tnis year the state has 1,500
1 acres in cane at Hope, 700 acres at
Oakley and 300 acres at Angola. The
t 300 acres planted In cane at Angola
will be used entirely as seed cane
h this year and will plant nearly 1,500
Mother Accidentally Poisons Child.
Minden.-O:ive, 4-year-old daughter
of H. L. Bridges and wife, prominent
people of this towin, met a horrible
death by the mother through mistake
administering the little one carbolic
acid instead of medicine, as she
thought she was doing. The little
girl had been sick for the past ten
days, but was much improved and
n was sitting up in bed when the fatal
5 poison was given. The mother was
'. prostrated when she realized what
1- she had done.
f LOUISIANA AT A GLANCE.
:3 Walter J. Suthon will erect a sugar
hi refinery near Houma, conducting the
e enterprise on the co-operative plan.
STwo deaths from pellagra occurred
Sat Seminary within a week.
The Dabaval Oil company has a
h derrick ready to put down its fourth
Swell at Estherwood.
a The Good Shepherd Auxiliary will
f raise a $2,000 fund to riepair the
a storm damage.
n The Vermilion parish grand jury
i- favors curtailing the power of the
- state board of pardons.
) Daniel Hiickey Walsh, 64 years old,
r pioneer sugar planter and inventor,
s shot and killed himself at Plaque
Night riders visited McLendon
Rhoderiguez in his home at Eliza
beth and shot him to death.
e The Louisiana Travelers' associa
Stion held its second annual conven
le tion at Alexandria.
In addition to getting a boat that
te opens up a new route-the route to
In Morgan City through the Plaquemine
te locks-one that Baton Rouge has
a never been able to get into before,
j. the Concordia, the steamer used in
e. this traffic, will make the capital city
at its headquarters.
H- Headed by Joe Gottlieb, W. F.
at Barnes, Toney Doherty and several
tr other prominent business men of the
n- city, an effort is being made to raise
$1,200 a year revenue for the Protes
tants' Orphans' home at Baton Rouge.
Already about half this amount has
of been subscribed, the business men of
tc- the capital city agreeing to give $3
!f in advance every quarter.
le The assessment roll of Jefferson
at parish, received by the state auditor,
If, shows a total assessment of $5,867,880
. for 1909, against $5,883,833 for 1908.
The increase in truck farming in
Louisiana, and the increased acreage
pi. planted in cabbage, has caused con
r- siderable attention to oe paid to the
he damage done the cabbage crops of
re the state by the c:abbage worm, which
ed eats large, ragged holes in the ecaves.
in The state crop pest commission has
as issued a bulletin on this wcrm, giv
Id- ing remedies.
he Residents of Pecan island ;ub
ia scribed funds to cut a canal fromnt
la Write Lake to the island for trans.
re portation purposes, giving, a direct
route to Abbeville.
By Lydia E. Pinkham's
Gardiner,,Maine.-" I have been a
great sufferer from organic troubles
and a severe female
weakness. T h e
doctor saidl would
have to go to the
hospital for an
operation, but I
* could not bear to
think of it. 1 de.
cided to try Lydia
E. Pinkham's Veg.
and Sanative Wash
-and was entirely
cured after three
months' use of them."-Mrs. S. A.
WILLIAMS, R. F. D. No. 14, Box 39,
f No woman should submit to a surgi.
Scal operation, which may mean death,
until she has given Lydia E. 'inkham's
Vegetable Compound, made exclusive.
ly from roots and herbs, a fair trial.
This famous medicine for women
has for thirty years proved to be the
i most valuable tonic and renewer of
the female organism. Women resid.
ing in almost every city and town in
the United States bear willing testi.
mony to the wonderful virtue of Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
It cures female ills, and creates radi.
r ant, buoyant female health. If you
a are ill, for your own sake as well as
d those you love, give it a trial.
Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn, Mass.,
Invites all sick women to write
herfor advice. Heradvice is free
a and always helpful.
ýt these Little Pills.
I1 They also reliee DiRs
e IT'LE tress from Dyspepsia, In
I VER dgest ion andToo Heart
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. PILS edy for Dizziness, Nau
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ed Tongue, Pain In the
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Lt They regulate the Bowels. Purely Vegetable.
e SMALL PILL. SMALL DOSE. SMALL PRICE.
e Genuine Must Bear
Lo Fac-Simile Signature
;r REFUSE SUBSTITUTES.
e New Geyser in Yellowstone Park.
:e For a few days past there have been
c indications of an eruption of some
t kind near the Fountain hotel in Yel
e lowstone park, says a dispatch from
Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyo. Now a
d new and magnificent geyser has
tl broken out in full force about 100
feet north of the regular Fountain
t geyser near Fountain hotel. This
new geyser, which does not appear
to affect any of the others in that
vicinity, played to a height of 150
to 200 feet, throwing off immense
quantities of hot water, mud and
steam. The new geyser does not play
e regularly as does Old Faithful, but at
short intervals, the eruptions occur
!d ring five or six hours apart, and last
ing about one hour.
;h His Proper Field.
A colored man was brought before a
i1 police judge charged with stealing
chickens. He pleaded guilty and re
e ceived sentence, when the judge asked
how it was he managed to lift those
y chickens right under the window of
ie the owner's house when there was a
dog loose in the yard. "Hit wouldn't
d, be no use, judge," said the man, "to
r, try to 'splain this thing to yo' all. Ef
e. you was to try it you like as not
would get yer hide full of shot an'
, get no chickens, nuther. Ef yo' want
a- to engage in any rascality, judge, yo'
better stick to de bench, whar yo' am
familiar."--ladies' Home Journal.
n- A BANKER'8 NERVE
Broken by Coffee and Restored by
se A banker needs perfect control of
as the nerves, and a clear, quick, accu
e, rate brain. A prominent banker of
in Chattanooga tells how he keeps him
selif in condition:
"Up to 17 years of age I was not
allowed to drink coffee, but as soon as
F. I got out in the world I began to use
a it and grew very fond of it. For some
he years I noticed no bad effects from its
se use, but in time it began to affect me
s' unfavorably. My hands trembled, the
e. muscles of my face twitched, my men
as tal processes seemed slow and in other
of ways my system got out of order.
$3 These conditions grew so bad at last
that I had to give up coffee altogether.
on "My attention having been drawn to
r, Postum, I began its use on leaving oaff
80 the coffee, and it gives me pleasure to
3. testify to its value. I find it a delicious
in beverage; like it just as well as I did
Scoffee, and during the years that I
h bave used Posturm I have been free
he from the distressing symptoms that ac.
of companied the use of coffee. The' nerv
•h ousness has entirely disappeared, and
,s. I am as steady of hand as a boy of
;l 25, though I am more than 92 years
old. I owe all this to Postum."
""There's a Reason." Read the little
book, "The Road to Wellville," in
b- pkgs. Grocers sell.
Ili Elcer read the hnabove Iettelr? A n@w
•s, one npne'rns fromn time to time. 'they
are genuine, true, and full .f humos