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G ® 3: S® The TKibod x Official Journal of the parish of laftmrebe of of THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA, SATUK OTNE 1. 1912. NO. 47. LOUISIANA STATE NEWS HAPPENINGS OF INTEREST THROUGHOUT THE ST^fE. ITEMS FROM EVERY QUARTER Of Louisiana When It Is News Gath ered for Our Many Readers. Parish and City. Gas Well Released to City. Shreveport.—Following a confer jene« bfeiweefl the clf^ council, fair as sociation and expert representatives of several oil and gas companies op erating in the Caddo field, the city received the well at the State fair grounds from Agurs & Josey, who had contracted to drill a salt water well, which came in as a gasser, and placed the well in the hands of C. P. Clayton, field manager of the Producers' Oil Company, and S. W. Devore, another expert, who two hours later had it an chored and capped. This action was the result of failure during the past six days to control the vugL. A gate valve was appMW and the flow of gas stopped, but several hours late, owing to the tremendous press ure, it had to be reopened in order to save the well. Messrs. Agurs & Josey began work to anchor it, but after the conference they released the well to the city upon payment of their drilling contract price. After Messrs. Clayton and Devore stopped the flow the first ?auge of measurement of the well was taken, showing 12,500,000 feet capac ity (•) Experts say that had the well re mained unanchored twenty-four hours longer it would no doubt have blown out. (Y) (gr— Mayor and Officers sworn In. Estherwood.—The new town of ticers were sworn in by Judge John P. Hoyt as follows: James Otis Faulk, mayor; Jacob Kollitz, James A. Leigh ton and Adam Myers, aldermen; Ovey Roy, marshal. Ellis Hoffanir, the re tiring mayor, was given a vote of thanks. A special meeting was called to dispose of special business before the new council, and |®§ cers took^up the reins of office. J5G. Faulk, the new mayor, discussed at length his policies. He stated that^ith the as sistance of town people, will give the town their best interests at all times. Many suggestions were given to better the fire protection, st/éets and sanitary conditions of the town. Fate of Vinton Field Lands.. Lake Charles.—The famous case of the Vincent Oil Company* the Gulf Refining Company, in whicfKmuch val uable oil land in the Vinton field hangs in the balance, was tried be fore Judge Aleck Boarman, ' n (Ä e United States court. A large arra^if state's leading legal talent argued the case, which was taken under advise ment and a decision will be rendered In chambers later. Fire Destroys Buildings. Forest Hill.—Fire destroyed the residence and store of D. R. Johnston and the store of Reid & Edwards. Mr. Johnston, who is postmaster, operated the postoffice in his store. Except books and cash money rescued from the safe, the store of Reid & Edwards was totalled consumed. From the Johnston residence, eighty feet dis tant, the contents were partially aaved. An Escaped Convict Captured. j Lafayette.—Deputy Sheriff Sevigne Trahan captured en escaped negro •convict, Leonci Charles, near Youngs ville, and lodged him in the parish jail. Charles was sentenced for horse stealing, but escaped after serving thirteen days. Sheriff Lacoste will re turn the fugitive to Baton Rouge and claim $50 reward offered. Amendment Is Defeated. New Orleans ^3khe proposed amend ment to the NaC**?al Railway Mail As sociation's constitution to abolish the initiative and referendum on the elec tion of officers was defeated at Sat urday's session of the convention. The vote was 43 to 23, a two-thirds vote being necessary to carry the amend ment. Lineman Is Electrocuted. Shreveport.—While at work near the top of a pole T. C. Coleman,/Ä.od 25, a lineman who came to Shre<iV£p?rt from Longview, Tex., and was employ ed by the Shreveport Electric Light Company, was electrocuted by acci dentally touching a ^sye carrying 2,200 volts. V f Railroad^Sonus Tax Lo Lafayette—'Ine special elecitwi "field to vote a bonus in favor of the New Iberia-Lafayette and Northwestern railroad rosoUed^ the overwhelming defeat of the p'*»position, the vote standing 100 in favor and 255 against, and valuation $202,409 for and $480, 809 against, ^ Barber *5 Shot to Death. Shreveport —Tom Morris, proprietor of a barber shop at Vivian, was shot to death Saturday, ûr G. M. Huckaby, member of th<v-OVdo parish school board. ue;ir wi.vlr office the shooting occurred, ^yiendered, claiming self defense. Negro Dives to Death. Chambe^KBt—Alex Payne, «a* r.g^jo 'boy.lumpt^y. f of Devall LauÄig jpto the river and drowned. H<Mvaà^,wiin ming with companions at the lime. Tha body was recovered. Dowling Orders Abattoirs C!c*-d. Baton Rouge.—Injunctions were is sued this week by the board of health restraining IJogan & Sanchez, Iren® Pujol and A. P. Khuegier, the leading butchers of the city, from further us ing their abattoirs and slaughter pens to the east of the city. General neg lect of sanitary laws and regulations were charged against the butchers. "We came here in February, 1911, and gave orders to clean up. They haven't done it, and now we are back to see that the laws are enforced," says Dr. Dowling. Hotels, restaurants, dairies and pub JMe places in general Will receive the ^mention of the health car doctor and his assistants. Dr. Dowling will be in Baton Rouge some time, he stated, and will have a number of inspectors on the job in a day or two. The people of Baton Rouge face a semi-famine in the meat line as a re sult of Dr. Dowling's action in closing the only three abattoirs in the city on account of insanitary conditions. It is from these that practically the en tire local market is supplied. Until the ban is lifted Baton Rougeans will have to depend upon Western beef, and, according to reports, there is not a very large supply of this brand in Baton Rouge. Heavy Rail Shipment Arrives. New Orleans.'—Forty-two cars of steel rails for the International and Great Northern in Texas were brought tt> the city by the Frisco. It is said represent one of the largest single orders of steel ever handled at New Orleans. The Frisco was used in bringing the shipment into New Or leans because of flood conditions, which put the Texas and Pacific out of commission, the latter being a Gould line, as is the International and Great Northern. Rev. Ivan M. Wise Dead. Estherwood.—Rev. Ivan M. Wise, 58 years old, author of "The Foot of the Flock, or a History of Louisiana Bap tists," president of the Louisiana Bap tist Historical Society and lecturer of the Mississippi Association, died at his home and was buried at his former home in North Louisiana, near Du bard, Claiborne parish. He leaves a large family. He was a victim of Bright's disease. J A New Telephone Manager. Covington.—Mr. E. D. Burton, for mer manager of the Cumberland Tele phone and Telegraph Company at Clarksdale, Tenn., took charge of the local office at Covington. Mr. Ver non Baird, retiring manager, was ten dered a dinner at "White City" by a number of his Covington friends. Mr. Baird left to take charge of the office at Lak/ffgjfcarles. Bills Favorably Reported. Baton Rouge.—Imperial Calcasieu parish will be divided into four parts and if the three bills reported favor y by the house parochial affairs mittee become laws, as they most likely will, the new parishes will be Allen, Beauregard and Jefferson Da vis, with Calcasieu holding its origi nal naine and Lake Charles the coun ty seat. New Orleans Rice. New Orleans.—No transactions re ported in the rough rice market Satur day. Clean cereal showed but little improvement. Receipts—Rough, none; clean, 499; millers', none. Sales: Rough—None. Clean—Honduras, 1,721 pockets, at 4®5%c; Japan, 3V B (5)4V4c. Quotations: Rough—Omitted. Clean— Honduras, 4%@5Vic; Japan, 4@4%o. g W. O. W. to Incorporate. Laplace.—The John A Reine camp No. 504, Woodmen of the World, hav ing a membership of nearly 100, will hold a special meeting May 25 for the purpose of adopting a charter to in corporate the camp in accordance with the Louisiana laws governing corpora 8ns of such kind. ' £ fwitch Engine Demolished. xandria.—In a rear-end collision Texas and Pacific railroad yards Saturday a switch engine was completely demolished and the engine of a work train was wrecked. Fire man L. Q. Gremillion of Bunkie, La., was injured in jumping from the train. Looter and Arsonist Convicted. Crowley.—A. V. Comeaux, the ne gro who stole $500 from Willis Small, ^legro, and then burned Small's cabin. was convicted and sentenced district court to seven years penitentiary the the Thief Gets $500 in Diamonds. Alexandria.—The home of Mrs. I. Skolosky was entered and robbed of $500 worth of diamonds and jewelry. The robbery occurred in daylight and entrance was gained by cutting a soctt^n door. There is no clew. Wife Slayer Sentenced. Alexandria.—Alfred Thomas, a ne gro, charged with the murder of his wife on April 3 in Alexandria, was tried in the district court and found guilty of manslaughter and recom mended to the mercy of the court. Louisiana Postmasters Appointed. Washington—The following Louis iana postmasters were appointed: Florence C. Midkiff, Cottonwood, vice M. C. Davis, resigned; Martin A. Lyons, Home Place, vice A. Lyons, resigned; Geo. D Armstrong, Hunter, vice D. Derrick, resigned. Rice Farmers Busy. Crowley.—Rice farmers are planting seed and conditions point to a good crop, but reduced acreage. The irri gation plants are ready for operation. m CITY COUSIN Kftft cousin BlU.- f« GO HI NO ' OUT to VISIT WlTfl *XJ All, JUWltR. MO*«'» AULTHt KlP* OVT TW«». ? U T «E HOtE SriLl T««t ? SA*. ®'U-. I GOT A Ll»öOt >ME BAU. A PANPV CATtHtHS MlTT AN0 A PftACMV SAT, III. BSINO AtOhö T-/'TMV ° uHtkt. MEET *T—T?J? »V •Tl m »5 ne m» 1 ft ■% 4 ' •*--ï à C003I* pi lb (Copyright.) The Annual Letter. FERTILIZERS FOR TEXAS ^nil S STATE CHEMIST FRAPS GIVES VIEWS ON FERTILIZERS. How to Mix and Use—Amount Re quired for Different Soils, Etc. Prof. Kyle's Views. College Station, Tex.—Dr. Q. S. Fraps, state chemist of Texas at the A. and M. College of Texas, says: "In regard to saving blood for fer tilizer purposes, I suggest that the blood be mixed with freshly slaked dried lime at the rate of one pound of lime to one gallon of blood. - Hy drated lime could also be used. The mixture could be run out into a thin layer and allowed to dry out, or it could be mixed with a sufficient amount of dirt so that it will not cake. This is the most practical method of saving blood for such use. Dried blood is a quick acting fer tilizer, rich in nitrogen. "Wood ashes do not have the same effect as acid phosphate. Acid phos phate is rich in phosphoric acid; whereas wood 'ashes are rich in lime with some potash. Wood ashes have a tendency to make the soil run gether. If the ashes have been ex posed to the weather a great deal of the fertility has been washed out. Potash is needed by some of the sandy soils and on such soils wood ashes would give good results. It would be advisable to use the ashes anyhow If they can be secured for the cost of hauling. Would suggest the use of two or three hundred pounds per acre of fresh ashes and 500 to 1,000 or 2,000 pounds per acre of leached ashes. "It depends upon the character of soil what proportions to mix of cot ton seed meal and acid phosphate to give the best results. The mixture of 800 pounds phosphate and 1,200 pounds meal at the rate of 300 pounds per acre is a good application. It should not come in direct contact with the seed. In using this fertilizer it should be remembered that the acid phos phate has a tendency to promote fruit ing while the cotton seed meal pro motes development of stalk." In discussing irrigation for onions, E. J. Kyle, dean of the school of ag riculture at the A. and M. College of Texas, says "that in a humid coun try like Laredo and Beeville, the es timate is about four applications of water for each crop in this manner: An application of forty thousand gal lons of water per acre before the plants are set out. This gets the soil in good, mellow condition and enables the plants to start out in good growth. After this when there is not very much rainfall three other applications are made, two of which consist of thir ty thousand gallons each and one of forty thousand gallons. The total of these applications is close to twenty acre-inches. "The tomatoes for early commer cial purposes should always be pruned," is the opinion of Prof. E. J. Kyle. "The best method is to pinch out the lateral shoots as soon as they appear, until three or four clusters of fruit have set, after which the ter minal bud should be pinched out. This allows the plant to give all its energy to the development of the fruit. Whenever this pruning is done it is necessary to stake the plants." "There is no scientific method in pruning watermelon vines," states Professor Kyle. "Sometimes they are pruned, but as a rule the commercial growers do not pay any attention to pruning. When it is done, the custom is to pinch off the runner after a cer number of melons have set." $900,000 Distillery Fire. Schenly, Pa.—Eight hundred and sixty thousand gallons of whisky were destroyed in a distillery fire Thurs day night. The loss will approximate $900,000. Place Friar Land Jurisdiction. Washington.—After a bitter fight the house Thursday passed a bill plac ing the so-called Philippine friar lands under the jurisdiction of the philippine government and subject to the land laws framed for the archi pelago. Estimated Oklahoma Wheat Yield. Guthrie, Okla. — Estimates made indicate that the wheat yield of Okla homa this year will be about 26,000, 000 bushel? governor wants names of old soldiers Issues Proclamation Concerning Get< tysburg—Wishes to Forward Data to Commission. Austin, Tex.—The governor bas is sued the following proclamation, in connection with the coming celebra tion of the fiftieth anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg: "To Confederate Camps and Confed erate Veterans in Texas: "At a meeting of the battle of Gettysburg commission held in Phil adelphia on April 30, 1912, the follow ing resolutions were unanimously adopted : " 'Whereas, It is important that this commission shall be advised, at as early a date as possible, of the prob able number of veterans who may be expected to be present at the proposed semi-centennial of the battle of Gettysburg; and " 'Whereas, This information can be obtained only from the executive of ficers of the several states and terri tories; " "Therefore resoIved r That the gov ernors of the variouB states and ter ritories be and that they are hereby respectfully or otherwise, tlttf.'^BlftriWM^fconorably discharged Nw^^BMBBgplBôuthera veterans, who may now Mpp —idents of their respective states and territories, to report within sixty days of such notification to the adjutant general of their state whether they will or will not attend the anniversary. " 'Resolved, That the executives of the several states and territories be and that they are hereby respectfully requested to report to this commis sion, as soon as practicable, a tabu lated statement showing the total number of responses received and the number of veterans who have respond ed, either affirmatively or negatively, to this request.' "The battle of Gettysburg commis sion is preparing for the accommoda tion and comfort of the veterans who will attend the fiftieth anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg. The infor mation asked for in the foregoing res olutions is not available from either the pension bureau, the Grand Army of the Republic or the United Con federate Veterans; "Now, therefore, I, O. B. Colquitt, governor of Texas, in accordance with the request made upon me, issue this proclamation, urging upon Confed erate camps in Texas and Confederate veterans generally, grand army posts and veterans of the union army to furnish me w r ith a list of the ex-Con federate soldiers and ex -federal sol diers serving in the war between the states, so that I may have the same tabulated and forwarded to the battle of Gettysburg commission. "In testimony whereof I have here unto signed my name and caused the seal of the state to be affixed at the city of Austin, Texas, on this the 22d day of May, A. D. 1912. "O. B. Colquitt, "Governor of Texas. "By the Governor: C. C. McDonald, Secretary of State." Abandon Fight to Close Crevasse. . New Orleans.—The fight to close the 2,250-foot Hymelia crevasse in the Mississippi levee, thirty-five miles up the river from New Orleans, was abandoned Saturday after a confer ence between C. C. Sherill, chief of the United States army engineers; President Murlin of the La Fourche levee board; officials of railroads whose interests are concerned, and affected. Negro Burned at Stake. Tyler, Tex.—A mob Saturday morn ing took Dan Davis, confessed assail ant of Miss May Johnson, from tha Smith County jail and burned him to a stake on the streets of Tyler. Jim Dixon, another negro, was implicated in Davis' dying confession. Noyes Appointed Chief of Staff. Chicago—Lieutenant Colonel Noyes of the general staff, Twenty-first in fantry, stationed in the Philippines, has been appointed chief of staff to Brigadier General Potts, with head quarters in Chicago. Broom CornJ Promising. Berclair, Tex.—Thousands of acres were planted to broom corn this spring and the yield promises to be im mense. The crop will be ready for threshing in three weeks. DEDICATION OF GREAT CAUSEWAY OPENED BY GOVERNOR TO COM MERCE OF THE WORLD. Governor Accepts $2,000,000 Structure From Galveston in Name of State. Addresses, Etc. Galveston, Tex.—Crossed by at least 1,500 automobiles, bearing state, coun ty and city officials and representa tive citizens of all parts of Texas, in a mammoth parade, beaded by Gov ernor Ö. B. Colquitt, who broke tfie ribbon of silk and oleander blossoms, flowers typical of Galveston, the great Galveston causeway was formally opened for traffic Saturday morning. Before the causeway was formally opened the car carrying Governor Col quitt and other officials stopped on the Virginia Point side of the draw bridge, and there the formal delivery of the causeway to Governor Colquitt by County Judge George E. Mann took place and its formal reception by Gov ernor Colquitt on behalf of the people of Texas. Having formally received the structure, the governor proceeded to open it to the traffic of the state of Texas. In his presentation to Governor Col quitt, Judge Mann spoke as follows: "On behalf of the county of Galves ton, its people and other interests, builders of the causeway, I turn over to Governor Colquitt, for the com merce and travel of the state of Tex as, the causeway that makes the island of Galveston into a peninsula of the mainland of Texas. This is the greatest causeway in the world, and is for the accommodation for all time of the commerce of the port of Galveston, the gateway to the sea for eighteen states. Governor, the cause way is yours." Assembled to hear this formal de livery of the magnificent structure were a number of state, county and city officials and others who had come from the cars in the great pa rade. Governor Receives Causeway. In receiving the structure on behalf of the people of Texas, Öovernor Col quitt spoke as follows: "I consider it one of the honors of my administration to accept this cause way on behalf of the people of Texas. It is typical of the enterprise of Gal veston citizenship. I would like to see more political peace and legisla tive rest which would encourage the on of the people Tablets Are Unveiled. Immediately following the breaking of the ribbon stretched across the lift bridge by P. B. Erhart and George Sealy, Governor Colquitt unveiled the bronze tablets on the concrete wall at the Galveston end of the draw bridge. There are three bronze tab lets inlaid in the wall of concrete, and bearing the following inscriptions: "Galveston Causeway — Constructed 1909-1911. Length, 10,675 feet; cost, Sweetwater Loses Fight. Austin, Tex.—The fight of the Kan sas City, Mexico and Orient railroad to remove its general offices and shops from Sweetwater to San Angelo is emphasized again and the supreme court makes permanent the first writ of prohibition it ever granted in an opinion Wednesday by Chief Justice Brown in S. B. Hovey et al, relators, officers and directors of the "Orient" road, versus James L. Shepherd, judge of the thirty-second district court, re spondent. Biggest Passenger Vessel Launched. Hamburg.—The biggest passenger vessel in the world, the Hamburg American Imperator, was successfully launched Thursday, with Emperor Wil liam as sponsor. The new vessel is expected to displace 52,000 tons. An innovation of the Imperator —a lesson learned from the Titanic—is an equip ment of lifeboats that will provide for every passenger. There will be con tinuous wireless service. Battleships Sail on Hurry Orders. Hampton, Va. — The battleships Rhode Island and Georgia of the third division of the Atlantic fleet sailed from Hampton Roads Sunday for Cuba with 400 marines aboard. The Geor gia and Rhode Island, it is understood, will join the fleet commanded by Rear Admiral Osterhaus off the Virginia capes. Rebels Confiscate Dynamite. Washington—The Mexican revolu tionists have now established their headquarters at Jimenez. A shipment of dynamite which President Taft ex cepted some time ago, consigned to mines in the state of Chihuahua, has been ca/tured by the rebels and car ried south. Freight Wreck Near Angelita. Kingsvilie, Tex.—A freight wreck occurred near Angelita, on the Browns ville line, Sunday, in which several cars, including a car of cabbage, were turned over, making it necessary to transfer the cabbage. The wrecker outfit left Kingsvilie to clear the track. Body of Ol« Tagland Recovered. Velasco, Tex.—The body of Ole Tag land who disappeared from the launch Zillah near the jetties Saturday night, was found floating in the Brazos river near the lighthouse station Wednss day. Oklahoma Safe Robbery. Guthrie. Okla.—Advices from Car aey Okla., say robbers entered the bank of Carney Thursday and escaped with booty amounting to about $15, 000, secuied by blowing the aafe. fl destroys main building at a. & nl Archives of College Were Destroyed With Notable Structure That Housed Them. College Station, Tex.—The mala building of the Agricultural and Me chanical College at College Station, Texas, was destroyed by fire Monday morning. The fire originated on the fourth floor and was discovered by one of the night guards and he im mediately spread the alarm. Before the fire apparatus could be put-into however, the tire had spread e larger structure was a 'fnass of flames, the intense heat precluding any possibility of rescuing the valu able records which were in the offices of the building. The generally quiet college campus was thrown into a scene of tense excitement, the stu* dents making every possible effort,to fight the fire or to save some of the records or other contents of the build ing. A large number of the records in the commandant's office were lost. These were archives of the military feature of the institution and many were in regard to promotion in mili tary rank as well as standing of stu dents. All considered as most im portant. The treasurer's books, the only records which had an actual value, were rescued before the fire had gain ed headway. These books contain the account of students and an itemized record of how the state's money has been expended. No estimate on the loss can be placed at this time, as the value of the archives can not be reckoned in dollars and cents. It was easily the largest building on the campus, was five stories in height, and contained some of the costliest equipment of the school. The origin of the fire is not known. No possible theory can be advanced, as it is thought that no one was in the building at the time and there is no fire or power plant located there. The theory of defective wiring is con sidered impossible. Only the prompt work of the stu dents saved other buildings located near by, including the new civil engi neering building, Foster hall, Ross hall, the horticultural building, the chemical building and Pheuiffer hall. This will be a crushing blow to the school on account of the recent costly conflagration which destroyed the CHI PROTESTS H FRM IY FIRMNESS President Gomez Does Not Want In tervention by the United States, and Gives Reasons. Havana.—President Gomez sent a cablegram to President Taft, in which he protests in friendly firmness against intervention by the United States. 'It is my duty to aay that so seri ous a movement hurts the feelings of a people who love and are jealous of their independence," he says, after re citing that he had received from Unit ed States Minister Beaupre a note informing him that the Washington government had ordered a gunboat to Nipe Bay and a strong naval con centration at Key West in anticipa tion of possible eventualities, and also in event that the Cuban government was unable to protect American prop erty, it was the intention to land forces for that purpose. President Gomez says the govern ment is doing its utmost, having with in four days sent 3,000 troops by land and sea to crush the rebels in Oriente, and in that short time having re stored order in all parts of the island with that exception. He also says that 9,000 rifles with ammunition have been distributed to loyal citizens and that the government is prepared to flood the comparatively small disturb ed section with regulars and volun teers. "I appeal to you," he continued, "a* a loyal friend of Cuba, respecting her rights, that you will be convinced that this government is capable and sufficiently supported by the valor and patriotism of the Cuban people to deal »romptly with a few unfortunate and misguided persons without rea son or flag. "If you understand these conditions you will p r ceive tLat it is not the part of a fnendly .»vernnient to con tribute under sich f.-rcumstances to the imbarraBsment of a government and people, such as those of Cuba, placed, it is t:.-e, in unfortunate cond'« tlons." Charters Gr inted for Texas. Austin, Tex.— r aartereri : Dundee Woolen Mills, EI Paso, capital stock, $1,000. Alvin Gun and Athletic Club, Alvlnî no capital stock. Hudson Davis Company, Arlington, filed amendment decreasing capital stock from $20,000 to $18,000. Stamford ^:eamery Company, Stam ford, filed amendment decreasing capi tal stock from $10,000 to $6,675. Governor Must Stand Trial. Buenos Ayres, Argentina.—|Tne fed eral court at La Plata has annulled the absolution of the governor of thi province cf Buenos Ayres, accused ol ,-iolation A the election law, and or dered a continuation of the trial. Fire Loss Is S>500,000. Winnipeg, Manitoba.—Fire Sundaj destroyed the city power house ol Moosejaw, Sask. and machinery valued at $500,000. The city's water and lights are cut off. T NEWS AS NATIONAL, STATP, FOREIGN, OF INTEREST TO READERS. THE WHOLE WEEK'S NEWS Short Mentioning of Interesting Hap* penings From Day to Day Throughout the World. The subcommittee öl the t ouse com* mittee on merchant marine and fish-' eries Saturday voted unanimously tu make a favorable report to the full committee on the Gregg bill for a sea fish hatchery at Galveston. The poll of the senate just com pleted makes it appear extremely un likely that Lorimer will be retained in his seat. A charge that members of the house were guilty of petty grafting was made on the floor Saturday by Representative Fltsgerald, chairman of the appropriations committee. In the debate Mr. Fitzgerald himself was accused of having submitted for payment by bills for material fo? which there was no provision by law. Representative Underwood Saturday said the house is holding to its pro gram for adjournment about June 15. ■The state department Saturday de clined to interfere at this time with the holding up of Braiilian coffee by the valorization committee in' New York. The department informed Brazil, through the Brazilian ambas sador, that it must await the decision of the federal court In New York, where the case is pending. A rough reception was accorded the naval appropriation bill when consid eration of that measure was resumed in the house Saturday. One after an other pet provisions of the framers of the bill went out on points of oi* der, although Representative Padgett of Tennessee, chairman, and Repre sentative Hobson of Alabama of the naval affairs committee pleaded foi gentler treatment. Senator Oliver of Pennsylvania Fri day attacked- the democratic bill r» vising the metal schedule of the tarifl law, declaring that the measure as framed by the house* would operate to the advantage of the United States Steel Corporation. a on the Titanic disaster, embodying a severe condemnation of the conditions under which the giant vessel was al lowed to steam to her doom among the Neebergs off the Newfoundland banks, and recommending remedial legislation, will be presented to the senate soon. The abolition of the commerce court was urged in a petition from the Ari sona legislature, presented to the sen ate Friday. The petition asserts the court is "used by the railroads to block the work of the interstate com merce commission." Senator Crawford of South Dakota, in a speech in the senate Friday, call ed attention to popular criticism of the bench and advocated a constitu tional amendment to fix the terms of Judges of inferior federal courts at ten years. With just twelve senators present, the senate passed Senator Heyburn's bill appropriating $12,000,000 for the purchase of land south of Pennsyl vania avenue in Washington for the erection of public buildings. The idea back of the measure is the concentra tion of executive buildings. tion of STATE AND DOMESTIC NEWS. Standing of clubs in Texas league: Clubs— Games. Won. Lost. P .C. Houston 44 Waco 43 Beaumont 39 Dallas 45 Austin 43 San Antonio 44 Galveston 41 43 26 24 21 24 21 19 18 18 18 19 18 21 22 25 23 25 591 558 538 533 488 432 43» 41» went The causeway celebration down into history Saturday as one of the most momentous affairs in the annals of the Southwest. Hot weather is promised for this week over the greater part of the country east of the Rockies. While temperatures will average generally above the normal on this side of the Rockies, they will be generally below on the Pacific slope. Monday morning a disastrous fire started in the main office building of the structures composing the Agricul tural and Mechanical College of Texas. The building was soon in a mass of flames and completely destroyed. The Dayton oil field is again com ing into prominence. For the past few weeks drilling has been going on in that section of the oil field south of Dayton, and known as "The Bot toms." Local capitalists from Hous ton have financed the company, which is now operating in this field. A negro was burned at the stake on the public square at Tyler, Texas, Saturday after confessing guilt of as sault on a white girl. President B. B. Johnson of the American League has announced the reinstatement of Outfielder Tyrus Cobb of the Detroit club, whose sus pension for attacking a spectator who he said had insulted him in New York resulted in a strike by the Detroit players last week. In addition to his ten days' suspension he was fined $50. Six crates of peaches, the firgt of the season, were snipped from ^j ^.ck sonville, Texas, Saturday. A switch engine collided with a pas senger train at Cleburne, Texas, Sat urday and many people were injured.