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VOLUME II. I( )1N'E-A-LA-1 IACI E, LA., AI TUXR1I)AY, A Gl(i. ;, 1910. __3111E 32.
Natural Gas in Louisiana
United States Geological Survey Investigates Reported
Discovery of Petroleum and Gas Northeast of the
Known Productive Fields. k a
A-hin ition, 1. ('. - .Momt ,irs of the
I nit,.! States (; ologic:I Survey
have rec,.ntily vi.ited seve.ral lo cali
tife in l.I4ui atna to ittvl'tigate the
relt.l,'t d c'ui l rrencellt of pet rol'itiu a111
liattorlil I.as 'eaLt I:Il u)t ol ith a'" ! 01 111j'
klniu:t; prodnttive f ehl.-.
Bogalusa, Washington Parish.
lhI"r:ug tlihe last fi te Viars natlural
gas htt;ts 1 * I lnot ir d i all r lr W il.
drill,'d tnear lHiogalu-a, atltd hlloi', thail
a y.t Ar agio ,is hubblles that Ile"t lll
dI'Sc"'t: filt m of iJil 011 !i .' i a''
of Ihe water wer.e observetd .11ii lga
lusa river. Samples of this ga..s co
lerh t'd in glass jursl smtellt-d like I hei
cru'lde plit rolTb l of Souithern Lut i.
lana. These sa mples and otiheril ttnll
tioind below were analyzied by thi
United States bur(eau of mnines.
Thisi sample containe1 no hihu;.er
hydrarbolns than ethiane, and no
hydrogen sulphide, ol-fiines. or car
The nitro'en colintent of this gas is
so great as to le,:l to the belief that
1tnuch of it is lprotduced by Ihe d"
corn lip-ition of vegetable matter un
dier w\ateri1 near the surface(' of t he
ground, but the presence of oil indi
cateas also that part of tlthe material
cam,' fromnt con side'rable depth.
A porthole dug on the hank of the
Missis.-ippi near Bayou Sara emltteut
a strong odor of oil, and whtnii this
holt was deepen'd below the level
of the presient .Miississippi river silt
tile ,dor becamile much stronger, and
ga., which could be burned, bubble'd
tip :or.tinucusly. ('heinical analysis
of mattr.al collected here showed it
to be crude oil, and the depth of
which it conies, together with the ot
currence of natural gas, shows that
it is a definite se'epage of oil siin
flar to that noticed a few imiles to
the southeast, at Deerford. where.
however, a well sunk more than
2,50ti feet gave no further indications
of oil or gas.
White Castle, Iberville Parish.
About three miles southwest of the
town of White ('stle a well drilled
for water several years ago to a
lelpth of 1,7 feet showed considerable
natural gas. In fact, the gas blew
the tilbing out of the ground. A welt
di ven to a depth of 5i, f 'it alon;side
of the first one gave a flow of that
ural gas sufficient for lighting three
or four houses, and a pipe line is now
being laid for that purposie. On
test, the oil shows no trace of sul
phur, and has no odor of petroleuml.
Analys:s of the gas shows an excess
of carbon dioxide, but not the usual
high percentage of nitrogen charac
teristic of gas resulting from the de
composition of vegetable mwitter
buried in the Mississippi silt.
About eight years ago an old water
well :30 feet deep, three miles south
west of While Castle, showed .as
bubbles which also yielded films of
oil. In the last eight years three
test wells have been drilled in this
neighborhood. The first, drilled 2I94
feet, made a good showing of natural
gas; the second, (trilled 542 feet,
showed gas and traces of oil at 20')
H. G. DUPRE NAMED FOR CONGRESS
Speaker of Louisiana House Qualifies
for Gilmore's Place.
New Orleans.-H. Garland Dlulpre,
assistant city attorney of New Or
leans and speaker of the Louisana
house of representatives, lis bieur
declared the Democratic nomine:, for
congress, having been the only ;wl
son to qualify, by the congre:sionali
cmmittee of the Second lrouisiana
district to succeed the late Repres~'
tativi, Samuel L. Gilmore.
Congresanni Albert Estopinal ol
St. iterinard ptarish ,and Robert I.
Brousard of lberia pirish, without
opmll:ition, were declared the IDnt~o
cratic non:ines :n the First and
Third conwte-sional districts reslpec
Oil Well Capped to Prevent Waste.
Lafa.ette.-'l'The wetll bIrought in by
Rawson & Zeigl'r a few ldays a:,
at Antse la IButte. and which sulbsidedt
after gushing for several days, has
again begun to flow. The well was
rapped to prevent waste of oil, as
there Is not sufficient storage at
Woman Trampled by a Mad Cow.
loyce--Mirs. N. A. James, propri
etor of the St. James hotel. was nt
tacked and trampled on by her favor
ite cow while milk:ng a few days ago.
rut for the quickness of her son,
Henry, she would have been seriously
Cotton Yield One-Third Bale to Acre.
Cottonpcrt.-After having had
rains in this section for the last ::)
days, doing incalculable damage to
cotton, clear and favorable weather
prevails, indicating that its duration
will be sufficient to enable the farm
ers to clear the fields of the great
amount of weeds accumulated dui
ing the ra ny period, and thereby
lessen the destruction which sigl;
otherwise have been almost total
With favoratle weather until the
close of ti.e s,,ason, the yield will be
oe-thltl bale ner acre.
feet; thIr third .truck a log at a
lshlll)w delpt anld was abaiill', oned.
)Iuriug I .II, another well WAs
drilled to ta dcpth ,t f more than ::- :','
fieel. Tracel.ii. ol xtI ;',e el cIii t,''t"l
at 700 leitt, bi, no tnusi(deral',"
;tll oti llti t :.L*t.ý h i'lt, 1 , i t ,l eet. . .\[
2,:;,1 t 't r salt wV',al r wtas struick ai !
the t ell ,;.t l, + bta l, ed. - auring Ih ,
ta *ill, :1r a etll way. ;unl I,:,Olr
f, et :t the ,an l"r Ih(lose' ill \\lhlie lA( S
tle, but ga e, Ino) signlif(it ll indica
titnl:s of it.Ith oil Ior pas A caretftl
exat tll lllati L of the logs tif all w'fls
drilled lort gas, oil or water in tlt.
region ill recent years w',I he Ieces' -
sary to deternmine the probability of
of;taitiillg at srilp ly of gas sufficient
for pract ial utlses.
Grosse Tete, Iberville Parish.
Ne-arlk all the water wells drilldl
near (rosse T'l''te to a depth tof more
thln No feet show natural gas, Wili 'h
in set' ral wells has had sutttf.cii nt
plressuri, to blow the tubing; onut of
tihe gtol:n l. DIlrilng the txanlilatiln
litai e by the srlurveyor onie of the -
we'lls, drilllel a year ago. was clean:r.t
(of its alce nlutlat ,l tmulld by flulshi:m.
and( ilnrrliately produced gas of
srficielnt pressurle to thI)raw ,wate:
about 20' feet fromlr the top of the
Monroe, Ouachita Parish.
A year ago a well was drilled at
the e !ie of the city of Mournt for a
water supply. It tape d natural gas;
at 1,I0 ifeet. At a point sligntly e
low th s the drill went into salt wa
ter, yi (ldinI a large supply, which
still (cln!tilnues and fills a pillin '
swilnlhing pool. The strata belew
the salt water is c',niparatively dry,
olntaillhiig traces of oil in gtrlll ;bo
2',:l0 lfeet, at which depth the well
was abandonel. A second well i"
now he rig drilled at the city water
works, in the Lope of oltaining suf-i
ficient natural gas to replace the coil
used for IhIe city's electric lighting
anrd for the municipal electric car
line. C(ongiderable natural g:a: has
already beent obtained. A well of
large dimensions, ;f stunk at least 3.
000 feet, might obtain gas inl this
Tallulah, Madison Parish.
Natuiral gas and traces of oil wae:re
fottnd at a depth of about 500 feet iln
trilling the city water well at Tall
lah, buit the quantity was very small.
Seopages of gas and traces of gas ti
many water wells have been relported
also from Iaike Providence, about
2to miles north of Tallulah.
Ruston, Lincoln Parish.
A well drilled for the c ty wat'r
supply in Ruston showed seepages of
oil, and a little gas. It is reported
that large natural gas seepazes oc
cur about 25 miles northeast of iRus
ton, near Marion, Union parish.
Further Examination Needed.
The Indications of natural gas 'n
the regions visited have been s'
fic'ent to aroure much interest ant!
to induce the expenditure of contsid
erable money, but further operations
should be delayed until tihe state
makes a thorough examination of the
gtologic structure of the region.
TWO SETS OF SWAMP LAND TITLES
Suit in Terrebonne Parish to Straight
en Out the Tangle.
Hloumna.--A suit itnvolving . , t
ownership of something like lOq),(,i
acres of land situated betwween ilay'tt
lafourche and Bayou Terrebonta,
was filed in Ilounia ,y attorrIey.;
representing thet parish of T'2r,"
bonne. The land wais donatedll by the
state to the parishes of Lafourrca
and Terrebonne jointly by act of the
legislature of 1878, btit since thei
subsejuent titles were gven to thy.
levee board, and the matter has nv
been broughlt before the courts to de
termine the rightful owner. The larst
involvedi are swaar;lp and nIarsh lar 4
wh'ich had not bceen alienated by the
state prior to 1878.
Trapper Missing Three Weeks.
Plaqielrln te.---let, tes ike oif I'r1
cenlt, known a "Tla" Lake, has be.
ri ssing for thrtee weeks, and at
trace of hin can he found. le vias
fishin og and tiraptuing on Bayou Lr
Itonp, wher he hIltad a catrit, trdan
disal)pear ed one eveloing. Itis wi'fe
antid brother have setarchled the int'
rioor coitry, but to ine avatil. T''"e
are inclined to belei-ve that hIe wa
drowned. He was 28 yea:rs old.
New Orlean- After Prize Fight.
New Orleans.-A 20-rounmd battle
)betwlle Ad Wolgatst and l'ackey .i r.
'Farland is a card which local 1r)-)
moters are attempting for Labor Dhay.
Tommy Walsh, matchmaker for the
New Orleans Athletic Club, has ef
fered a $t0.000 purse for' the f giit.
Will Appeal to the Unwritten Law.
New Orleans.-Basing their appeal
on the "applicat on of the unwritten
law to women," the Era Clhb, one o1
the leading women's organizations of
Louisiona, has called upon all organi
zations of women to *pledge theim
support to secure the exoneration ol
Mantle McLoughlin, ch':rgedl with
murder. 31 ss .McILotghlin iii ot an,
kilhed IIugh Smith, a weal:hy 'salcoi
]irotr!etor, when she mret hIt tar rtCcOlmi
panid by anothIr womarrii on :t .
Charles avenue hcre aeverai day:
I, C, GRAFT SCANDAL
ATTORNEY BIGGS BRINGS OUT
"FAKE" CAR REPAIRS.
F. W. Belmont, Former Chief Clerk
Memphis Car Company, Ex
(Chi'ago, Ill.--The Illinois Central
Railroad C'ompany was dtubbed the
"Santa ('lanis" of the car repair
"'hristmias" tree in Flriday 's session
of the graft investigation before Mas
ter in ('hancery IRosewell D. Mason.
"Christmas" was every day in the
year for the stockholders of the car
repair companies and certain high of
ti'ials of the railroad who were par
ticipants in the gra:t.
More than $1.300,')o0 of tho rail
road's cash is said to have go::e into
the pockets of the plotters in the
years of 1)90 and 1l~uS. Details of
the methods used are now being
spread upon the court records for the
first time. It was, as one of the plot
ters who has reformed put it today,
"easier than taking candy money from
a 3-year-old kiddie."
Frank W. Belmont, who as chief
clerk of the Memphis Car Company
made out most of the padded bills by
which the Illinois Central claims to
have been deirau:led out of at least
$80,000, told of standing orders to
raise all bills "to the limit," regard
less of the amount of work done on
a car. He told of billing cars that
were never even inside the shops and
of collecting full rates for mistakes
in bill making.
He testified that he worked directly
under the orders of E. II. Ward, sec
retary of the Memphis Car Company,
and that his billing instructions were
"to conime, either fully or as near as
possible, to the limit that was set on
car repairs, irrespective of the repairs
that actually went into the cars."
"I have taken a car on which $15
worth of work was actually done and
rendered a bill for $,:25 or $350," he
"That was getting it up to the lintm
it," suggested Attorney A. W. Biggs,
who was examining for the Illinois
"It sure was, sir," answered the wit
ness. "Instead of putting on aal the
traffic would bear, we put on all the
car would bear."
"Was this adding to the bills the
exception?" asked the railroad attor
"The exception? Bless you, no; it
was the rule. The only exception was
when I let a car go through light so
as not to attract too much attention
to the big bills."
"And (ldid they often go through
"When I had, say, forty bills, I'd
put thirty-eight of themn to the limit
and let two go through light," said
Mr. Belmont. The inspectors paid by
the Illinois Central and sent to Mem
phis to watch the repair work signed
the bills in blank, or when they were
but partially: made up. If they didn't,
they were transferred.
"W\'hat happened to an inspector
named Crabtree?" was asked.
"Crabtree refused to sign some bills
before I completed them; another man
took his place," was the prompt an
The witness said that he frequently
mnade out bills for cars that had not
yet boon repaired. If the ('coml)any
needed money he would look over cars
that needed slight fixing and make out
bills "to the limnit."
"Who told you to do this?"
"Mr. Ward, the secretary of the
Mliemphis Car Company."
"\'hy did you dlo it?"
"°Wasn't I working for the com
pany.?" Belmont demanded, with a
HOLD COTTON IN WAREHOUSES
Planned to Save Fifty Million Dol.
Boston, Mass.-Having for its pur
pose revolutionizing the cotton indus
try of the United States, a conference
was held at Gloucester, at which were
presenit, besides Mr. Hammnond, Dan
iel Sully, the New York cotton opera.
tor, and Scott Dalgleish of Cairo,
Egypt, the re'presentative of the
IHirsch syndicate of London.
Brielly, the idea is to establish ware
hou.;es in all par'ts of the cotton pro
ducing districts of this country, as
well as in the manufacturing centers,
for storing the cotton crop, so that,
instead of selling it from hand to
month, as has been the practice here
tofore, it will be marketed through
the entire year when desirable. It Is
lbelieved that reforms will be effected
in the marketing of cotton which will
result in a saving of not less than
Molasses Whisky Ruling.
Washington, D. C.--Vnder an order
just issued by Commissioner of In
ternal Revenue CaLell, for enforce
ment pending litigation, internal col
lectors are instructed not to brand
as whisky any distillation from mo
To Develop the New South.
Atlanta, Ga.-- new plan for ad
vancing the developmnent of the South's
resources was originated by the exec
utive officers of the Southern Commer
cial Congress, who met here Friday.
On October 7, next, over 150 of the
representative business men of six
teen Southern states will meet hero
to devise menns of advertising teh
natural wealth of the South and of
diissetminatinng amllong b)usiness men,
farmers anl merchants of this section
data on the best methods of develop
ing their resourca
BAIL. týL LSTRIKE
JOS, WENDLING FOUND
SAID TO BE LOCATED IN SAN
Seen on Streets There, Now Hiding
in Cellar-Police Slowly Draw.
ing Net About Him.
San Francisco, ('al.--Trailed through
a half (lozell stat's of the U. aion, and
through M.1exico and a portion of ('en
tral America, Josteplh \Vendiing. ac
cused of the murder of ý-year-oldl Alma
Kellner, d(aughter cf a toillii naire
brewer in Louisville, Ky., in the cel
lar of St. John's Parochial School in
that city, has finally been trailed to
San Francisco, where local detective:
are slowly but surely drawing the net
That Wendling has hen hiding for
the past three weeks in a house in
San Francisco is said to be known to
the local police. They declare that
they have spotted the place and that
detectives are guarding the house in
the hope that Wendling will put in
Following the nmurder of the Kell
ner girl, her parents and Fred Fehr,
a millionaire uncle, offered a reward
of $6,000 for the capture of the mur
derer. At the request of the Kellner
family, Capt. Carney consented to
abandon his dutis as head of the Louis
ville detective department and devote
his entire time to tracking down Wen
dling, who fled immediately after the
urder was discovered.
Through a half dozen states Carney
tracked Wendling. He followed hitn
into Mexico and into the heart of Cen
tral America. Here he learned that
the fugitive had come to San Fran
cisco. Carney came here and again
lost the trail, finally to pick it tip
again a month ago at Rio Vista, where
he discovered that Wendling had been
working as a laborer on a ranch.
When Carney finally located the
ranch he learned that Wendling bhad
anticipated him and had gone to Val
GEORGIA COTTON CROP SHORT
Discrepancy According to Agriculture
Atlanta, Ga.-Georgia's cotton crop
will this year fall short of the yield
last year by 722,000 hales, according
to an estimate issued by the state
department of agriculture We\:!nesday.
Commissioner Hudson states that re
ports from all sections of the state
show that 8 per cent. of the acreage
has been abandoned and the unfavor
able weather conditions prevailing for
the past mpnth has resulted in deteri
oration in every pai t of ti, cottont belL
of Georgia. His estimate of the pres
ent crop is 62 per cent. of that of
1909, which approximately 1,900,000
BRYAN BREAKS WITH PARTY
Smarting With Rebuke, Will Espouse
Local Option on Own Hook
Lincoln, Neb.-Smatrting from his
defeat at Grand Island. where the
Democrat state convention turned his
county option plank dlown by a vo.e
of : to 1, Wiliam J.. Bryan does no;
intend to be governed by the pilatformi
of his party. The thrice defeated
presidential candidate returned to L.in
coin from the convention antd at once
and announced he would take an act
ive part in the coming legislative cant
paign. Bryan charges that tile con
vention did not represent the wishes
of the rank atnd file and that It was
packed by agents of the brewery and
liquor interests. The Bryan plan is to
take the stump duriig Septembelr and
October, speaking in every legislative
Little Relief From Heat.
Kansas City. Mo.--There was no re
lief Wednesday from the heat wave
which has held the Southwest within
its grasp for more than a week. T'em
peratures were reported from Kansas.
Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahon:a. At
Kansas City the government theromm
eter registered 101 at I o',lock. Tulsa
and Guthrie, Oka., reported 1,0;: To
peka and Wich;ita, Kan.. 100. ar.r .Top
lin, MIo., 57. Reports frolm the country
said the prevailing hot winds were
causing great damage to cr'ops, espe
cially to corn,
BRYAN LOSES FIGHT
PUT GAG ON COMMONER-TEST
VOTE RESULTS IN HIS ROUT.
Corrollary of County Option Fight Re
vealed in Struggle for United
Grand Island, Nei).-Nebraska I)em.
ocrats \\Wednlesday wrested the leader.
ship of their state organization from
\Viliani J. l'yrran on the issue of coun
ty option. Ily decisive votes they reg
istered their nnbhelief in iiis present
ltoli(it's alter' listening to an impas
sioned appeal from Mr. Bryan, who
declared the liquor interests were or
ganlized in all attempt to secure )-liL
i'al control of the state. The minor
ity plank submit tel by Mr. Bryan was
grief and his opponent declared it was
an effort to recede from his fornle:
radical attitude. But the workers
against the county option Ipiank were
;iappeased and stood firmly against
The vote by which his county op
tion plank was rejected was decisivel,
against the measure. Mr. Bryan made
110 comninent after the vote, and in
answer to qluestions. referred to his
speech In which he proclaimed his
fealty to the l)emocratic party aid
Anmid a tumult of cheers from the
former followers of Willi:aml ennings
Bryan, Permanent Chairman Smith of
the Democratic platform convention
read the result of a test vote of the
gathering, which practically took front
Mr. Bryan the I)emocratic leadership
of Nebraska, which he has maintained
for four years.
The vote came on the motion made
by Congressman G. M. Hitchcock, a
candidate for the senatorial nomina
tion, which, in effect, was to eliminate
the introduction of platform planks
with accompanying speeches unless
submitted as a section of the majority
or minority report of the committee
on resolutions. Mr. Bryan, seated as
a nember of the Lancaster county
delegation, was ulpon his feet with a
protest and proffered an amendment
that would modify that intent to the
original motion. The Bry.an adher
ents denounced the Hitchcock motion
as "gag rule." and their opponents de
clared that "individual rule" must not
prevail in the convention.
A corrollary of the county option
fight was seen in the contest of Con
gressman Hitchcock and R. L. Met
calf for the Democratic nomination
for United States senator.
HAYNIE CLEANS UP $300,000
New Orleans Bull Clique Haa Made
Profit of $7,000,000.
New York.-Cleaning uip $3:0o.000
in the cotton market \Vedi;esday was
the work of but comparatively a fet\
minutes Iby the hull element, headed
by Frank P. Hayne of New Orleans,
long a close business associate of
James R. Patten, wihose series of tre
mendous deals a couple of nlltlt!lh
ago startled the whole world inter
'sted in cotto:n.
Ilroikers said th:.t the hl Iayne cr-nw
lhad miade a: clear t$7,i i0o,iii) profit in
July cotton. The l:atrk-t went wiid
\weddnsday when( Mr. i; In'ne, without
thie slightest intirlatiIon f whait was
coming, suiitlenly bid for :5,u,0) balles
of July at 1,.::1 cents. On top of this
ordler he flhn a sectond for 25a,0),)
additio::al bales at ;5.:;i, cents.
Cereals Need Rain.
Washington. I). ('.--iun:;sine in the
great corn and winter wheat gr)w
ing stales dluiring the t.ast wek( was
very benoficial to the develo:rin,,nt of
growing vegetation andl for harvest
intg purposes, according to th- Na
tional Weekly Wealher BIulletin Is
s-:d bIy the deiartmnlnt of agricul
Kentucky Storm Ridden.
Luiasville. Ky.-One of the worst
electrical stormns which hans visited
this portion of Konturickv in miany
years dii much damage Wdn.esday.
,Crops were heavily (damanetr in every
cotnty in Southwost'rn K, it lky.
The L.ouis'ille & Nashvil!e a'('o:::mo
dation passo:!ger tri'ain t ot Fran'.fort
was di-.r, i.'d at pe'.r e '.':,i!oy !,;I a
lar'a- tro bhcring blown ',cros. the
tracK;;. FIk! Ithe tr ,in booe. Zrinlg at
a lizh tate of a)oo' It ioi ld n l ave
pro}a1'ly cost n.ana.- lives. No lo.'s of
life, haowevrer, s reported.
BANK LOST $600,000
RUSSO-CHINESE BANK DEFALCA.
TION GROWS SENSATIONAL.
Believed Wider Hypothecated Stock
He Is Alleged to Have Stolen
With Wall S(reet Brokers.
New York. --:rwi ii W ider, about
32 yea'rs old, ) fet L in' hel s in igh.4t;
weight about 1::T, pounds; swatrthy of
cut tpleh xionl, it h a small )ltack mus
tarhe ) clrled att thelae e ls. Wears rll
less nose gla:ss., talks with a ;er.
Such is the :general t' lanrml sent out
by the police for the mnissing cashier
of the Russe t'hiiise IBank, alt!hlugh.
((oddly (e, ;l4ih, thl'e district al tulti'"'
oflice said :no aid had beelon as'.ed of
it lby the hl ank and :(o alpplicat tion ltor
a warrant hiad ien tiled. Blit this
(colltra(li'ti(o il is nily oti e in a series
that ha\e .kept step with every t devl
Olinent of what is not admitted to be
at ((once the mlost luzzling and the
most setril() s de(falcation in the his
tory of Wall street since (,ornelins Al
vord stole $,;b0;,o from the First Na
tional Hank, served a term inll Sing
Sing and then retired to the seclusion
of a princely country place.
When the Russi-t'hinese Bank first
made publi(' the fact that its strong
box was short, the aiilltnt was given
at $Si,00), all in negotiableai bonds, a
list of which was furnished. This
afternoon the amount sulddenly jumped
to $(t;h,0,uo, of which the additional
$32;' .it is said to be in storks partly
owined by the hank and partly by its
No positive st a tlellt has been
made yet as to where those stock cer
tifieates now are, or with what intent
Vider's intention to hyplothecate them
they were stolen--whether it was
with brokers as collateral for stock
speculation or to realize on them and
"plant" the proceeds.
The Russo-('hinese Bank is credited
in Wall street with a capital of $15,
,0, ut t could not could not e learned
what assets or capital are credited
to the branch in this city. They New
York branch is not tunder the jutrisdic
tio(n tof the state banking department,
as it does not attempt regular busi
ness in deposits, but makes loans
with foreizn funds.
HUSBANDS BATTLE TO DEATH
B. V. Barger Shot by C. M. Gaynon,
Who Himself Dies Later.
Little Rock. Ark.,-In a duel to the
death in the -home of C. M. (,aynon
both Gaynon and his assailant, B. V.
Barger, were killed Wednesday night.
The shooting Iegan while (:aync:
was with his wife and son in the par.
lor of their home, shortly before mid.
Barger had called at the home of
his former wife several times during
the day, while (;aynon was absent.
"I have come to kill or be killed,"
it is said he told her. She warned
Gaynon and the latter was armed and
ready when Barger appeared at his
home. \Without a word the two men
began to shoot. The screams of the
woman mingled with the revolver
shots. When the fusillade ended, Bar.
ger was dead and Gaynon lay dying
at his wife's feet. lie expired a few
Twenty years ago Gaynon and the
woman who is the cause of the dou
ble tragedy were marriedtl. ILater she
obtained a divorce from himini and
married Barger, who was her step
brother. Several years ago she olb
tained a divorce andi soon after re.
OKLAHOMA CITY HAS RECORD
New Capital of the New State Shows
Most Thrifty Development.
Washington, DI). C.-Oklahoma City,
to which (;overnor Haskell moved the
capital of Oklahonma from (uthrie
without federal authority, has ha:l the
remarkable growtil of almost 51i) per
cent. In ten years, according to the
figures enuiierated In the thirteienth
ceusus, which were niaide ltiublic' 1y
the director of the ('enstis Monday
The present poputlation is (4,2o5, an
increase of 51,1GS since 1I)ll :and an
increase of ::1,75. or 97.5u r cent,
since 1907, when a special c.;asus
Oklahoma coounty, in which Oklla
homta City is localt il, increased frott
25.915 in 1900 and 57,5.,9 in 1907 to
I 8G5,232 in 1910.
Beaten, Escapes, Killed.
Now Orleanlls.-After Ibeing taken
to the Charity tospital ii a delirium
which is said to have r-es.,lted from a
hea ,lting adlli :istere(d to him h;: fellow.
prisoners in tie hotse of (1,l( (tio n,
John I). Miller, 41 years old, miade his.
escape only to ri ciye a pistol shot
wound which broughtl abhout hiiis death.
Vincent Lamis, lit he wat'chman who
shot Miller, said he tnhotught the mnan
was a hurglar wh(lln he saw hin: prow.
ling around l.the gas tlnnt where hoe
was emphloyed. Mli!br was :;srving a
tenrm for .a minor of!! ('S'.
WADE ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI.
Burlint ton, Ta.-T-'lh'e Nolrthiestor
drouth .has disgra'e:l ;hi egr',at Father
of \Vaters. T'he \ .10 ii sipitirvor has
'allen to a sal!low c,'(ek's p'rcpu!'tio:lS
.lan E~ }th ..:4 I.': Dt 'i'n, 3cu. a
-en iiiit'- jun t 0t o I :::,,.
t (ir lo' ttig or sinking (:v .] the..ir
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"PLAY WITH THE CHILDREN"
Fabled Fountain of Youth Could Not
Be More Potent Than Association
With Little Ones.
"Play with the children!" was the
recurrent advice of a wise and suc
cessful man. "This will keep your
heart young, your viewpoint fresh.
your wit sparkling. The child heart is
at once the purest and the happiest
in all nature; the child tongue is a
Something of this induibtable power
attaches to good stories of those naive
and innocent "little ones" scripturally
declared specially blessed and potent.
The child mind transforms, the child
touch lifts to glad laughter incidents
and accidents not otherwise worth
noting. Witness this little tale of the
careful mother to whom came a tiny
son all agog over the acquirement of
new and forbidden knowledge.
"Mother!" cried the child, baby
eyes shining, baby cheeks glowing,
"do you know what 'I'll be hornswog
"No, dear," said the mother, sol
emnly, seizing the opportunity to im
plant a lesson. "I'm sure I do not."
"Well, I do," was the ecstatic an
swer, the suggested lesson being ut
terly ignored. "It means just the
same as 'I'll be gol-darned!'"
A prominent western attorney tells
of a boy who once allpplied at his of
fice for work.
"This boy was bright looking and I
rather took to hinm.
" 'Now, my son,' I said, 'if you come
to work for me you will occasionally
have to write telegrams and take
down telephone miessages. HIence a
pretty high degree of schooling is es
sential. Are you fairly well educated?'
"The boy smiled confidently.
"'I be,' he said."-lndependent.
The supply of talk always exceeds
find delightful satisfaction in
a bowl of toothsome
When the children want
lunch, this wholesome nour
ishing food is always ready to
serve right from the package
without cooking, and saves
many steps for nmothler.
Let the youngters have
Pos:t Toasties--superb sum
"The Memory Lingers"
I .,A,:u:n C.r, ,. ('.,, Imircited.