Clipped From The Times-Picayune
the 12th, aged 77 years. ; The Mother day, when the Missouri State Senate . unanimously ' indorsed Eadb's mouth of the Mississippi jetty improvement system, it did as weak a thing as our own Chamber of Commerce did some years back to indorse DeHa-ven's visionary double-eoded-hinge-in--the-middle steamboat scheme,' or its later action in backing the sixty-mils bayon and cypress swamp canal from New Orleans to Parataria. The chances are that not six persons of the entire bunch of indorse rs ever saw or examined the mud lump, sand bar and salt water region they desire to improve, or that they know the difference between j a com pats and a wind vane It is such swat:h that oftentimes makes public bodies appear ridiculous in the eyes of both scientific and practical men. j .