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Official Journal of th of Lafourche VOL XIII vdl»n Ofth« Interest of time To THIBODAUX, LA... SATURDAY. DECEMBER 4, 1909. —- ' NO,fc CONSOLIDATION OF SCÜ98LS The Need of St. Charles Par ish, Says Supt. Harris. MTERESr I M PEflH MT CULTURE Many Ties ' or R»illroad. Anger Kills Child. Burns His Way Ont of Jail. Man Drowns in Shal low Water. Superintendent T. H. Harris in speaking of the schools of St. Charles parish, said: "The great need in that parish is the consolidation of the schools and the building of better houses. The people are becoming in terested in these subjects. The * School Board has %c«fliMU£^ cta< | a very Sandsom» schOoj^Pflding on the east side of the river, near Sel-^ lers Station, and arrangements are being made for the building of a consolidated school five or six miles from Sellers. On the west bank of the river it would be easy to consolidate the four small schools at or near Hahnville and to place as many as 200 children in a central school. This would enable the parish to organize a State high school within the near future. The river parishes are inbet ter position to solve the question of consolidation than any other parishes in the State, since their population Is centralized along the river roads, making it easy to place large num bers of children in one school. Billy and Wyatt Ingram now Even. Billy Ingram took the measure ments of Wyatt Ingram at the State Penitentiary, when the former New Orleans banker was brought to Ba ton Rouge and began his twenty years' term in the State Peniten tiary. Ingram remarked when he took the measure of the one-time financier, "That he was no kin to t.his Ingram, either." This rather evened up scores. When W. S. Ingram was secretary of the State Board of Health, and Wyatt Ingram was the trust officer of the Hibernia, the secretary of the Board of Health was said to be lead ing a fast life, and his arrest follow ed, charged with an indictment of embezjlement. The bank officer then gave out a little statement in which he said he wished his friends to know that "He was no kin to the secretary of the Board of Health." Law to Be Rigorously Dealt Out. Register Grace of the State Land Office is having a survey made to establish exactly the lines of the state lands in Natchitoches parish ••d some of the parties charged with removing timber have had their cases assigned for Dec. 8, when these charges will be beard in the District Court of that parish. The Register of the Land Office will go to Natchi toches for this trial, which is in tended to serve as a lesson to those who remove timber from lands be longing to the State or from lands of any other owner without the con sent of the owner. White Man Shoots Negro. Many Young, a negro at Eunice received a load of small shot in the breast as the result of a personal difficulty with L. Salmon, of Alex andria. Salmon claims the negro ap plied an epithet to him and he im mediately shot him. He was taken Into custody by City Marshal Gull •ry, whom he instructed to wire his father, J. J. Salmon, of Alexandria. Both men were employes of the J. C. Nelin's livery stable and the wea pon used was a double-barrelled shot gun. Ties for New Railroad. The steamer Jennie Louise left Morgan City for Baton Rouge with s cargo of 8,000 ties, followed by the Jennie Barbour and St. Charles, car rying ties. These ties are to be used on tie new railroad from Port Barre to New Iberia. The ties are shipped by water to Baton Rouge, thence to their destination over the Frisoo route. Burned By Molten Metal. At the foundry of the Ruston Ma obine Shops, Charles Holman, the foreman, was badly burned by the projection of some molten Iron upon his person during the making of a cast. The metal ran down his body from hip to knee, causing a severe burn. New Stave Camp Established. Twenty Germans were put oft at Olla and went to the forest some elx miles east of here, to establish a stave camp on a piece of virgin white oak, w.hich is about all of the kind left in this section of the coun try. State Normal School. The spring term of the State Nor mal School wil! begin Jan. 17 and close May 6. The graduating class of the present term will leave early 'n January and make room in the building club for 150 additional wo men and fifty men. New Orleans Public Building. Architect Taylor of the Treasury Department is trying to get the ar chitects of the New Orleans public building to hurry up with their part , of the work of getting the mechanical equipment for that structure. Bids: '®r that equipment were opened months ago. but thus far no award bas been made, owing to the fact that Hale & Rogers, the firm that Prepared the plans, has not come to * conclusion. JTWt o< School Superintendents. C *° ,e ® of Avoyelies parish of • bC8t °PP ort unity for th« Ich !» one-room and two-room schootoouses was received with gr-U M on J*!, Party ° f Z* ?" the flr "t day Will start out Lev«. L t C0U r ty and Vl8it , " he Eas t Levé, schools, and if possible on the attme day the Belledeau school. On the second day the schools o) Hessmer, OremilJion, Fran* * nJ m* *7 Ï" be lnspected - The teach !v 6 various schools are to wut 7*. regular routine of work ni *h ♦^ <lulging in special effor ts. On the third day all will be at Bün te to visit the agricultural school homes and f ° r thelr resi3ective New Freight Depot Opened. The nenrftock island freight depot «t. Ruston -fifcrueen-apenea re# bus *». It is a brick $nd concrete cture, handsomely furnished and fitted with every convenience for the accommodation of the public and t.be comfort of the employees, who must enjoy the change from the two dila pidated old box oars which have been the freight office and depot of the road there for the last t wo years. The work on the new passenger depot, which is to be used jointly by the Rock Island and the Vicksburg, £ hreveport and Pacific railroads, is rapidly nearing completion. Prisoner Burns Way Out of Jail. At Shriver a negro prisoner suc ceeded in burning his way out of jail. The building was discovered on flre and the deputies procured the keys to rescue any prisoner within the building. The building was full of smoke and no one coujd be seen A negro who was hidnig in a cor ner ran out and was shot at sever al times, but missed, and he suc cessfully made hLs escape in the cane field. ^ It is not thought the negro was hit. The prisoner was trying to burn his way out by burning a bole through the floor of the build ing. Tragedy Narrowly Averted. Another case of "didn't know it was loaded" might have resulted in serious effects when Cecil, the ten year-old son of Dr. S. H. Brown, of Columbia, who was playing with a re volver which his father had left on the mantlepiece before going on a camp hunt, snapped the dangerous weapon several times at Malcolm Godfrey, his playmate. The contents of a cartridge were suddenly dis charged, the load passing over Mrs Brown's head and barely missing the Godfrey boy. Comparative Cotton Statistics. Cotton receipts at the Baton Rouge compress were: Total to date 6681, against 15,681 at the same date last year; on hand 1177 bales cotton and 104 bales of linters, against 3859 bales last year. The receipts for the last week were: By wagon and rail, 201 bales cotton and 32 bales lint ers; through cotton, 158; making a total of 391 bales, against 1753 bales for the corresponding week last year. Ginning in East Baton Rouge parish has been completed and all gins are «hut down for the season. Child Dies From Anger. A singular death occurred at Floyd. A small colored child about fifteen months old, was playing with an ear of ccjrn, which the mother took away from it, whereupon the child flew int<? a rage, held its breath and at once expired. Dr. Thomas N. Pully said death was caused by anger and con cussion of a blood vessel in the brain. Extending Telephone Lines. The Home Telephone Company of Monroe, which recently established an exchange in Columbia, is extend ing its lines from this point in the direction of the home office, and will connect with Monroe lines in the near future. The line is already in opera tion as far as Riverton and is being rapidly pushed forward. Veterans Ask for Appropriation. At a meeting of R. E. Lee Camp No. 14, U. C. V., at Opelousas. it was decided that the members appear be fore the Police Jury at its next meet ing and ask that they appropriate $100 for the Confederat monument to be reected at Vicksburg, Miss. Sugar Mills Making Fine Runs. The sugar mills are making fine runs under the present favorable weather conditions. Most all plan ters have started to mill their plant, and though the tonnage is fair the reports about the yield do not tell of any improvement. Lecture on Peanut Culture. Hon. W. R. Beattle, of the United States Department of Agriculture, delivered a leoture at Ruston on pea nut culture. In view of the pre sent agitation in favor of more pea nuts, a large and interested audience heard this expert. The case of Willford Scroggs, charged with killing his cousin, Ivey Scroggs, was tried at Marksville. Wilford Scroggs Not Guilty. 'Not Guilty" was the verdict ren dered by the jury in the Wilford Scroggs case »t Marksville. That the jury returned a verdict at all was a surprise to the court as well a> to the district attorney and the attorney for the defense. « ^he programme was announced j> or -[he semicentennial of the Louis j a na State University to be ceiebrat ed J»*- ?» 3. and 4. _ 0 NEWS FROM EVER It was said Speaker Cannon would be asked to resign his office. It was said several more weighers were to be dismissed from the New York Customs Service. President Taft will make a large number of Federal appointments af ter Congress convenes Dec. 6. The indications point to a lively fight in Congress between the but ter and oleomargarine interests. The discovery has been made that the railroads have secured control of most of the valuable water termin als in this country. A . flmflanTU) Jw„ a f gned the duty of overhauling ouatoms division of the Treas ury Department. James L. Davenport, first deputy commissioner of pensions, has been selected for the office of commis sioner, made vacant by the resigna tion of Vespasian Warner. Mrs. Alice Chapin, a suffragette, who assaulted English election offi cers, was sentenced to seven months in jail. Miss Christabel Pankhurst, a suff ragette, was roughly treated by a crowd at Bristol, England. The Russian Government has is sued an order directing that Rus sians must be employed on railroads in Finland. Zebus from Madagascar have been introduced in France as a sub stitute for beef. Fire again broke out in the Cher ry, 111., coal mine. All hope of find ing any more of the men alive was abandoned. William H. Proctor, Republican politican, accused of insulting the wife of R. M. Culley, was s.hot and killed by the latter at Louisville, Ky. Mrs. Earl McGill was found un concious In her home at Minneapolis Minn., with her face and throat hor ribly mutilated. Police Commissioner Baker, of New York, Issued a call for a mass meeting to urge legislative action re garding reckless chauffeurs. The San Francisco grand jury re turned indictments charging murder against six prominent members of the On Yock Tong. Lord Rosebery, former Liberal Prime Minister of England, warned the House of Lords not to reject t.he budget or the House of Com mons. Secretary Nagel hoped to dispose of the New Orleans Immigration Sta tion matter before Congress con vened, it was said. Chief Justice Mills of the Supreme Court of New Mexico accepted the Governorship of that Territory. A negro who repeatedly assaulted a white woman near Edwardsville, Ala., was lynched. M. Paulhan, the French aviator, will make flights in New Orleans during the coming Mardi Gras. A series of important conferences bearing on proposed amendments to the interstate commerce laws, legis lation for the suppression of white slave traffic and other matters were held at the White House. After an interview with President Taft, Senator Cullom, of Illinois, an nounced that Benjamin S. Cable, an attorney of Chicago, would be ap pointed assistant secretary of com merce and labor, to succeed Ormsby McHarg. The gold mines of the United States produced $94,560,000 worth of the precious metal during *908, according to the United States Geo loical Survey and the Bureau of Mints, which have co-operated in preparing an analysis of the reports from private refineries and Federal mints and assay offices. Mrs. Charles Daniels and her 16 year-old daughter were shot and killed by a posse near Devon, W. Va. the women forfeiting their lives in order that male members of the fam ily might escape from a rival faction in a feud. Conductor J. H. Lowry shot and killed two innocent negroes on a Memphis street car in an effort to bring down a third who had not paid Jiis fare. Mrs. Margaret Smith and Mrs. Minnie Wright were burned to death in a gas explosion at Roches ter, N. Y. Charles Strohl shot and killed Frantz Stentz in a public library at Buffalo, N. Y., and engaged the po ilce in a pistol battle on the street before being captured. After "cutting the throats of Burt Woods and John S. Smith, a com panion, Jesse Altman was shot and killed" at Jacksonville, Fla., before Smith died. John Irby Fuller, 18 years old, killed his father near Laurens, S. C. in defense of his mother and other members of the family. The United States Circuit Court of Appeals granted the motion of Char les W. Morse to apply to the United States Circuit Court for a new trial. Southern Pacifies annual report showed a net ga j n \ Q revenue appli cable t p dividends of $7,000,000 over 1908i more than 10 per cent on the outstanding common stock. A receiver was granted at Win tester, Ky., for the funds in the hands Q f the Burley Tobacco and In surance Company derived from the 1906-07 crop pool, - Morgan Cham G. L. Moss, a mei Ind., wee robbed a President Taft Oanal would be Prof. Lowell was covered three or fou Mars. ^ Nikola Tesla praci a new system of w; utilizing the earth agency. It was said j$at had been defauaed $200,000 ,000 i: the port of N< at Bedford urdered. hat Panama MU.,1 1915. have dis canals on y perfected telegraphy, transmitting government of more than rt duties at .in the last hwm _ * 13. a IKR'O who had brutally beaten t,?id robbed an agel white man, was lynched at Meehan Junction,/Miss. Fred Webster, ja member of;the Virginia Military/ Institute football team, was injured seriously în a game at Lynchbirg, Va. Education, hohe missions and so cial problems w<re discussed by the Louisiana Baptist convention at Mansfield, La. Alabama National Guardsmen won the interstate rifle shoot at Vicks burg, Mias., with the Mississippi team second and Louisiana third. Marius Jewell af New Roads, La., while in an epileptic fit, drowned in two feet of waterat Lake Moreau. It was predicted that Congress would turn down the proposition to issue bonds for waterway improve ment and ifrlgatltn. H. E. McQueen j held as an acces sory to the murda - of E. K. Judson, was granted a p^sliminiary hearing at Clinton, La., to which place Dr. E. C. McKowen, 'accused as princi pal in the crime, was transferred. Nicholas Jacots, his two daugh ters and his two sons and Mrs. Jacobs and her two-mflnths-old baby are dead at Los Angles as the result of a collision between their automo bile and a trolly car. The corner stone of the main building of the Woman's College of Alabama was laid at Montgomery, Ala. Brazil has assumed the role of mediator and will attempt to settle the dispute between the United States and Chile over the Alsop claim. Financial irregularities have been discovered in the .German Navy De partment. Complete returns fiom the Brit ish Columbia elections gave the Conservatives thirty-ejght seats in Parliament, the SocIaJists two 'and the Liberals two. Dr. Brenckmann and Hugo Fran cke, two members ol the Aero Cflub, of Berlin have been killed through the collopse of their balloon. Their bodies were found netr Fiume, Aus tra-Hungary. Congressman Tawney, of Minneso ta will lead the fight of the dairymen in the contest with the oleomargarine interests at t.he coming session of Congress. The Treasury Department has completed regulations for the col lection of the corporation tax. The cruiser Princeton has been or dered to join the gunboat Vicksburg at Corinto, Nicaragua. j The appointment was announced of Leander Stillweir, of Erie Kans., to be first deputy commissioner of pensions to succeed James L. Daven port, who was elevated to the office of commissioner. > The State Department is stnl with out information from . the American vice consul at Managua, Mr. Calder era, and the strong inference is that his dispatches have been intercepted by the Nicaraguan officials under President Zelaya, at least to the ex tent of cutting telegraph wires. Harold Perkins, 16 years old, den ied permission to' attend a football game, hanged himself at Des Moines, Iowa, expecting hl« aunt to cut him down, but ejie did not arrive, apd the boy's nèck was broken in the fall. Two cowboy brothers named Grant shot and killed Louis Maxwell at Englevale, N. Dak., and kept the town in a state of terror for twelve hours. Vincent and Joseph Olman, broth ers, were acquitted at Chicago of the charge of bomb throwing. Captain Shipley, of the cruiser Des Moines, reported to the Navy De partment that the revolutionists are gaining ground in Nicaragua and that the blockade of Greytown is effective. An investigation shows that Grace and Cannon, who were shot in Nica ragua by order of President Zelaya, held commissions in the insurgent army. The Chileans are boycotting American goods as a result of feeling worked up over the Alsop claim. On habeas corpus hearing at Mag nolia, Misa.; E. P. Ellsey, in jail charged with having killed his wife in June, 1907, was released on $5000 bail. • It was said the government would probably make a test case of the Louisiana bleached flour case. It was said plans were afoot in New York "to make Collector Loeb Governor of the State. j James A. Patten declared the day jof ten-cent cotton was £one forever. Voters Are to Decide For Or Against It. LONG, FIERC E MD B UTE» FIGHT Closing C&mpaign Marked By More Bitterness Than Any * in the History of the State. Lead« ers Divided. Montgomery, Ala.—The voters of 'Alabama will decide this week wheth er they make the prohibition of the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors a part of the organic law of the state. The question of whether the state constitution is to be thus amended was submitted at a special session of the state legislature called by Governor Comer last August. That session was one of the most bitter in the history of the commonwealth and the campaign which followed was not more peaceful. Obeying the platform which the people endorsed at the general elec tion 1906, the two houses passed in 1907, a local option bill which held the county as the unit. The op ponents of prohibition fought this act on its passage and in the larger counties tried to prevent application, but, they did not know how well off they were, for this agitation resulted in another move by the radical pro hibitionists who at a special session the same year, secured the passage almost unanimously of the state wide prohibition bill. Again those opposed to prohibition refused to give the law support. Again the prohibitionists retaliated this time by the special session of 1909, which broke all records by not only submitting the question of the amendment to the constitution, but enacted the now famous Fuller bill, which is conceded to be the most drastic sumptuary law ever drafted. The bill provides for the submission to the voters of an amendment to the constitution for the purpose of forever prohibiting the manufacture sale and keeping for sale of alco holic and malt liquors and other in toxicating liquors and beverages, with the exception that alcohol may be sold for n^edical, scientific and me chanical purposes, and wine for sac ramental purposes under scuh regu lations as the legislature may have prescribed or may hereafter prescribe and to declare that nothing in the constitution of Alabama shall be con strued to prevent the legislature un der the police power from designat ing the place where such liquors may not be stored or kept. The second provision would give to the legislature the power to prohibit citizens from keeping liquors in their homes, if at any time prohibition en thusiasm became strong enough to demand this drastic action. The lat ter part of the amendment is put forth frankly to meet the Tecent rul ing oÇ the supreme court that liquor is a commodity *• which can be pos sessed ^nd stored where and in such quantities as its owner may see fit, so long as he does net offer it for sale. The fight during the campaign just closed has been marked by more bit terness than has attended any other political issue in years. Both United States Senators and five of the nine congressmen are opposing t.he amend ment. Gov. Comer, Lieut. Gov. Gray and Speaker Carmichael are support ing it. During the balloting, the women served hot coffee and lunches to voters. About half of the 150,000 voters failed to pay their poll tax. not knowing that there would be an election this year, consequently these are debarred from voting. Just which side is affected was not known. That the fight would be close and the re sult not known until the votes are all counted goes without saying. MEXICO'S VIEWS WANTED. Ia Other Guarantor of Central Amer ican Peace. Washington.—An absolutely unex pected complication has served to de lay a definite issue in the Nicaraguan matter. The complication consists of a question as to where Mexico stands. As guarantors of the peace in Cen tral America the inquiry is perti nent. As a matter of of comity, the United States would not be expected to do anything to change the status of affairs in that part of the world without at least consulting the ot er guarantor. WOMAN HANGS HERSELF. Suicide Caused by Grief Over Death of Nephew. Dallas, Texas.—Mrs. Annie L. Pet tls, aged fifty years, a prominent Dallas woman, hanged herself in her residence here. Grief over the death of a favorite nephew, a former promi- j nent Dallas newspaperman, a few days ago is thought to have been the I TWO BALLOONIST8 KILLED. Prominent German Aviators Meet Death in Austria -Hungary. B er jin— Dr Brenckmann and "Hu go Francke, the two members of the Aero Club of Berlin, have been killed through the collapse of their balloon. "Kolmar " Their bodies were found near Flume, 'Austria -Hungary. by was their balloon, a huge rent in the envelope telling the story of tlifeir death. ■ ANQRY MOB IN PITRSUIT. Woman's Faithful Dog Saved Her From Despoiler. McAlester, Okla.—Will Jones, ne gro, 25 years old, charged with as saulting Mrs. James King, wife of a coal miner, at her home here at S o'clock Tuesday afternoon, was cap tured at 8 o'clock of the same night in North MoAlester, and with an an gry mob at the heels of the officers was placed in the county jail. But for the interference of Mrs. King's faithful dog, the negro might have accomplished his purpose. The dog saw the woman dragged into the barn, and hearing her cries and the noise of the scuffle, rushed into the barn, and after biting the negro on the leg and tearing his clothing, sef up a pitiful howl. The negro, fear ing the dog's howl would bring as sistance, left the woman insensible and fied. j BLUEJACKETS IN NICARAGUA. Report That U. S. Sailors Have Land ed in Greytown. Washington—Reports are received that bluejackets from the cruisers Des Moines had been landed at Grey town, Nicaragua. Rear Admiral Pot ter, chief of the bureau of naviga tion, said that the Des Moines is not at Greytown, but at Port Limon r Costa Rica. Private though unconfirmed cable advices reached New York that United States forces were landed at Bluefields with the uprising in that country. The message which was re ceived by G. Spencer Holland, a for mer resident of Nicaragua, who has mining and other interests there, was in cipher and did not specify from what American cruiserthebluejackets were landed. It was signed by Col. F. Golarza, in command of some of the insurgent forces at Bluefields. GOMPERS SCORES JUDGE. Justice Wright "Unfit to Wear Ju dicial Ermine," He Says. Washington.— "I repeat what I have said heretofore, Justice Wright is biased and is unfit to wear the Judicial ermine." In these words Samuel Gompers, the president of the American Feder ation of Labor referred to Associate Justice Wright who sentenced Messrs. Gompers, Mitchell and Morrison for contempt. Mr. Gompers said that if the Su preme Ceurt declines to permit the issue to come before it for review or affirms the lower court's decision he will not ask the president for a pardon nor willingly permit his friends to do so. KILLS HIS BROT'HER. Walter McDonald Shoots When At tacked With an Ax. Carrollton, Miss.—In the Teoc neighborhood of this county, Walter McDonald shot and instantly killed his brother, Albert. There had been bad feeling between the two broth ers for some time over family affairs. About a month ago they had a per sonal encounter, and Walter claims that Albert shot at him at that time, shooting through his hat. Albert had denied this charge. At the recent session of the grand jury Albert was indicted by Walter for the offense. Yesterday was the first meeting since the indictment was found. The fatal difficulty came up over the indict ment. LORDS WILL STAND PAT. Foregone Conclusion That British Budget Will Be Rejected. London.—This week will be mem orable in the parliamentary annals of Great Britain. A majority of the lords, despite the wearning, off such experienced men as Lord Roseberry and Lord Balfour of Burleigh, have decided to withhold their consent to the budget and it is a foregone con clusion that Lord Lansdowne's mo tion to reject to finance measures will be carried by a large majority. But while this result is foreseen, in terest in the debate remains undi minished and the speeches to be de livered preceding the division were eagerly anticipated. THE FARM CENSUS SCHEDULE. Completed and Nine Million Copies Will Be Printed. Washington.—Census Director Du ran( j jj ag received from Assistant Di rector Willipm F. Wllloughby, the general schedule for the census of agriculture, April 15th next, which Mr. Willoughby, in conjunction with Prof. LeGrand Powers, chief statis tician for agriculture, and the ad visory board of farm economists and other agricultural experts, has been formulating during the summer, Director Durand has approved the form and subdivision of the inquiries and has ordered nine million copies of the schedule to be printed. "LUCKY" BALDWIN'S ESTATE. Appraisement Shows He Left But $10,500,000. San Francisco, Cal. The estate of "Lucky" Baldwin, popularly supposed to have been worth $20,000,000, has been found by appraisement to amount to $10,500,000. There was surprise, but it was pointed out that the Los Angeles realty had been .aken up for smaller sums than were no* >»e in S realized ia actual sales. SECY. MAGVEACH READY Tax Regulations to Be Handed to the Printer. TO BE REKB HBE OF $25,100.11110 Over a Hundred Thousand Organiza tions Are Likely to Have to Pay. Effect of Law is Uncertain. Fraud Looked For. Washington.—Secretary of Treas ury Macvea.gh and Commissioner of International Revenue Cabell report ed to President Taft that the corpor ation tax regulations are complete and ready for the printer. The latest estimates indicate that the act will produce a net -revenue approximating $25,000,000 annually; j 122,000 corporations are likely to have to pay corporation taxes. There are many uncertainties about the effect of the law. In one of the far southwestern states, for in stance, it has been found that not over ten per cent of many thousands of corporations whose official exist ence was authorized, have ever actu ally done business. Improper registration in many cases is fully expected with such a giant scheme, but the series of penalties under the law will apply just the same as those who fail to get the forms and regulations. The mailing of the forms and blanks to every cor poration listed in the various dis tricts is not specifically required by law and will be done merely to as sist the corporations. Those not registered should apply immediately to the collectors. All the returns are required to be in the hands of t.he district collectors by March 1, then sent to the internal revenue bureau here, where the tax will be assessed and the tax paying corporation noti fied by June 1, the tax to be paid by July 1. The government takes the position that the tax, w.hile it is for the calen dar year preceding the collection, really does not date back, that it is an excise and not income tax and that it is, in fact, merely a license to do business during the year from which it is collected. , FIGHT FOR PURE FOOD. Campaign by Government Shifts to State of Louisiana. Washington.—The next big fight for pure food will probably be be gun in Louisiana in a few days when the government undertokes to show that the flour contained in 410 sacks seized at Baton Rouge, if permitted to reach the wife of the ultimate consumer, would be a fraud and harmful to health because it has been bleached and is now contained in packages, the branding of which would lead a buyer of flour to be lieve it is of a higher grade, than it really is. Practically all the millions invest ed in the flouring business will be arrayed against the government in this fight to prevent fraud at the ex pense of the consumer. The Baton Rouge seizure is select ed for a test case because it pre vents more violations of the pure food law, it is said, than any of the dozens made in Illinois, Iowa, Wis onsin and other States. TOLEDO WOULD NOT SHOOT MEN. Put Americans in Front Rank Dur ing A tack by Chamorro. Bluefield, Nicaragua.—In an inter view, Gen. Chamorro, the revolution ary leader, said that when Groce and Cannon, the Americans who were executed by President Zelaya's order, were captured by Gen. Toledo near Greytown and Zelaya ordered them to be shot. Toledo refused to obey the order, but had them placed in the front ranks where they were open to Gen. Chamorro's attack. They were uninjured, however, and sub sequently were sent to El Castillo fort, where they were confined in the dungeon. Gen. Chamorro Says he know nothing further regarding Groce and Cannon. VOLUNTEER NURSE KILLS BABE. Sprinkles Infant with Powdered Ar senic for Talcum. Aurora, 111.—A kindly meaning neighbor woman of Mrr. and Mrs. Frank Davis, of Salisburg, 111., came into their home to take care of their girl babe, twelve days old while Mrs. Davis was ill, and the well-meaning attentions killed the tot. Under the impression that she was using talcum powder the babe's nurse twice sprinkled her charge with powdered arsenic and the infant died. The cornoner's jury brought in a verdict of accidental poising. BIBLE BARRED FROM SCHOOLS. Freeport, N. Y.—Reading of the Bible, prayer and the singing of hy mns in the public schools of this place are forbidden by State Commis sioner of Education, following an appeal to him by the Rev. Logue, of the Roman Catholic Church. BIG JAIL DELIVERY. Effected By Digging CnderWalls of the Structure. Gamboa, Oaxaca, Mex.—It was dis covered that twenty-six prisoners in the penitentiary at Tehuantepec, many of them murderers, had gained their liberty by digging beneath the walls of the ancient structure. The prison was erected i&|1540 and the tunnelling of the prisoners caused the crumbling wall to fall.