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The special bond attorney of the board of port commissioners of New Orleans will go before the Louisiana Legislature at the coming session and ask for legislation and financial support necessary to secure the construction of a railroad bridge over the Mississippi river at New Orleans. The plans for the structure call for a bridge proper, 2,280 feet long, although from the beginning of the approaches to the end it will be six and one half miles. The structure will be 105 feet above low water and 85 feet above high water, and the total length of steel construction will be more than two miles. The largest single span, as planned, will be 1,066 feet long. The bridge will be of the cantilever type of construction, and will require at least three years to build. Both steam and electric railway traffic will be handled over it, and it will also have a wagon road and a footpath for pedestrians. If built, it will be owned and operated by a joint commission from the dock board and the Public Belt railroad of New Orleans. The cost is estimated at six million dollars.
An arbitration treaty for a term of five years between the United States and Venezuela was signed March 21 by a representative of the Venezuelan government and the United States minister there. Under the treaty, all questions not capable of settlement by diplomacy shall be submitted to investigation by an international commission for at least one year. The convention, following the lines of that with the Netherlands, does not provide for the maintenance of the military and naval status quo during the investigation period, but, like all of the peace treaties, binds the two countries not to engage in hostilities until the investigating commission has made its report. It is the fourteenth of Secretary Bryan's peace treaties to be signed.
Twelve points in the United States have been designated at which Postmaster-General Burleson's new plan for utilizing the parcel post for marketing farm produce direct will be inaugurated. This is the administrative working out of the plans of the author of the parcel post act, who believes that through the medium of governmental transportation at or near cost, the small farming industry can be revived to the benefit of both producer and consumer. The postmasters at these points have been directed to receive the names of persons who are willing to supply farm produce in retail quantities by parcel post. These names will be printed and distributed to city and town patrons who wish to buy farm produce direct, thus putting the post-office department in the position of middleman.
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Superstition versus Science
HON. CLARENCE A. BUSKIRK
JOSEPH W. REYNOLDS
"Break up your fallow ground"
ETHEL MUNRO GOSS
Good Always Available
EDITH B. M. YOUNG
Practical Value of Christian Science
"Why weepest thou?"
J. THOMAS MUMFORD
The minister who has found time to condemn Christian Science...
Paul Stark Seeley
Our critic laments that Christian Science teaches something...
R. Stanhope Easterday
Christian Science does not teach that sickness and sin are...
Frank C. Barrett
We notice in a recent issue of your paper that Dr....
Willis D. McKinstry
EDMUND K. GOLDSBOROUGH
Freedom from the Letter
John B. Willis
The Fourth Commandment
Annie M. Knott
with contributions from W. F. Stanton, Clarence H. Howard, Elbert S. Barlow, J. P. Moorhead, Alfred J. Wilson, C. S. Crawford
Admission to Membership in The Mother Church
John V. Dittemore
If any one has reason to be thankful to God for Christian Science,...
C. T. Beiderbecke
More than a year ago, after having suffered for many...
Edith M. Goodrich
In July, 1910, I was taken very ill with blood-poisoning...
Emil Kuhn with contributions from S. M. Swallow
In December, 1912, my four-year-old son was taken ill...
Christian Science has relieved me from the fear expressed...
Henry G. Kruke
Until a year and a half ago I never knew what it...
Faith Aileen Neville
When the first message of Christian Science came to me,...
Jennie Purcell Scott
A feeling of deep gratitude prompts me to testify to the...
Sophie Ganter with contributions from Mary J. Elmendorf
From Our Exchanges
with contributions from Henry Utterwich