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HHE CONCORDIA SENTINEL
. , Popriet& OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE PARISH OF CONCORDIA, TOWN OF VID ALIA, SCHOOL BOARD AND FIFTH LOUISIANA LEVEE DISTRICT TWO DOLLARS PER YEAR
VOL. XXXX VII)AIA, (ON(COII)IA PAlHISl, LA.. SATURDI)AY MAY, 1 1921
'SPOT ON THE SUN PER$
PARALYZES WIRES ma
the e
head
PLAYS HAVOC WITH TELEGRAPH out a
TRAFFIC THROUGHOUT THE will b
UNITED STATES. and tl
1, Se
that
Peyto
WIRELESS WORKS BETTER staft.
In
Perst
Sup Spots Visible to Naked Eye eral
Through Smoked Glasses, Held army
Responsible for Disastrous He
t genes
"Earth Currents." of st.
Harb
"Ifew York.-Electrlcal influences Willi
-.erted by the aurora borealis or tive
- rthera -lights, believed to be caused
by an unusually large sun spot, con- admi
tinned to play havoc with the tele
graph traffic throughout the United routi
States, especially in the east.
Telegraph wire chiefs reported that pets
ths natural phenomena had injected parti
extra voltage into their wires, causing trai
what are known as "earth currents," gani
end interrupting traffic. The same
eondition continued and became in
ereasingly intetbse, causing one of the of
severest d'sturbances of its kind in Pers
t0 years. acti
For more than an hour virtually ev- field
pry telegraph wire leading from New mov
York was out of ocndition. Ocean and
cables also were i,lightly affected. depi
Curiously, however, the dls ay ance Gi
that tied up the land wires see to post
strengthen the signals of wireless ap stag
M tuas, which were unusually clear arm
durlng the period of the heaviest land
sire disturbance. El
This interference of electric cross
currents was so great that hardly a Pen
telegraph or telephone wire was work
ing efficiently anywhere on the conti- v
sent- lear
Chief operators and engineers of peci
the b:- companies say that the volt- cau
ege on some of the main wires varied its I
Sfrom 300 degrees positive in one in- legE
stance, to zero and 180 negative the foul
.eSt. * so
The electrical disturbance in the sky the
was dlsttnetively visible. Great pale as
streamers of northern lights flashed D
fhighape through the skies like rays tio
-,oe a thousand searchlights. For dep
*ats time in the history of astron- hon
ebeerato here sene of the ele
- reesache the senith. HIes
a. ' bbsnces stfered by tle- te
end selophone wires were but
not only by cres crentso et
Ia the air. but by ath ear, me
as well. Usenay the learth, for
Mle , ht pu pm opates as aI
n . pole. Last night it played chi
"+1U as a oe! r tricks sat upset sthe
er;ot wires and coasetiens. at
VWdYlek r twee the Odce or the s tn
sm a me a rsthte at tse he e
-Sabes amd ceadse were prac.
me froes ezohange of news
wir. The ngl es. ToepaPh !
's i prednat that the
u mw upraedente In the
at wmen S years a the s
- esI amplnatie of the wo
sastn between san spots, the Aurora to
Steerrestial electrical disturbance is P
::. dwwn to scienLce. The only thing o0
Isl known is that when spots
ei.at out on the face of the sun, st
~g by the eruption of internal o'
 , the activities a the Aurora be
me greater and that electrical dis- P
rbbac~es occur.
{ The government observatories we el
a prt a new spot on the tace of the sun
- ,-- , miles loogng an ,  ,00 wide. I
ieigS, A k-A looal sampress
g sa' amuounkbd in the seesl press at
I ___.,ege ,rwhatsoevr wlSl be  a
ia fe a the storae of cotton for the t
toit thes esa . t
SPLI? IN . O. P. RAN.KL
S ei. Fevers Wilee ns Reed aliley, g
se Ouer HerdilmV
. .* repblas5. Prel- I
g aguiis guggeite a chane in 'J
gIbe's to easgess and a bill hU d
l' bote eed by Seator Townsend a
fpSn aslsh ) crrying Into
tL3) gre et' reoolmUUWlldol v
as1~bekd by t* raloUal autobo- :
.... -looks to the corn
et an lnter@Me arstem of t
e m seet h dh a ,bll has i
( eurll~. Iowa), which is
b powerfal bI r oemsaI(
.stbeia the oatstanding feat
1 theplea iasagerate when Mr.
- a neerd While *eeU ig
-ne a greaP petruas taken
Y M es. a deao inur. r e d
to Sitell ll *
.Se ge eeanI mleaer
a h a - Stee IY n c a.
- Ug* eries. is eme
PERSHING, CHIEF OF STAFF FIGI
Harbord, Who Served With Comrn
mander-in-Chief of A. E. F., Will
Be His Chief Executive. O
Washington.-Gen. Pershing, since
the end of the war, nominally the
head of the army, but actually with OBJET
out any important duty or authority ZEAL
will become chief of the general staff
and the actual head of the army July
1, Secretary Weeks announced. On
that date he will relieve Maj. Gen.
Peyton C. March, the present c.ief o IS 1
staff.
In addition to his new duties. Gen.
Pershing will remain head of the gen
s eral headquarters of war staff of the an
army, a post recently created for him.
He will have as assistant chief of the
general staff his old friend and chief
of sta' in France, Maj. Gen. James G.
Harboia, who will relieve Maj. Gen.
William M. Wright, the present execu- Bal
r tive assistant. been
d Gen. Pershing will be relieved of all ConY
administrative and detail duties by tive i
Gen. Harbord, who will assume the Pot
routine of the office, leaving Gen. as if
Pershing free to direct the larger as- be ri
d pects' of the military establishment. Coup
particularly the organization and ed a
training of the national guard and or- whet
ganized reserves. ordi
The plan contemplates that in time strut
to of active military operations Gen. out
In Pershing would automatically assume Hout
active direction of operations in the popu
V. field. Gen. Harbord would similarly tlon:
w move up to the post of chief of staff Mt
n and take over direction of the war thro'
d. department general staff. the
cc Gen. Pershing's promotion to the to r
to post of chief of staff marks the final cons
p- stage of his sensational rise in the vers
lly a
ar army. pla
,id plan
ERRORS IN LIST BENEFICIAL. Poil
tsied
a Permit Unjustly Accused Veterans to TI
"k- Clear Their Records. scar
ti- Washingtcn.-F'rom all that can be sf d
learned there appears to be no pros- )f I
of pect that criticisms in newspapers will but.
It- cause the war department to change of
ed its policy of publishing the lists of al- rem
In- leged draft deserters, which have been iI
he found full of errors that have stamped sha
some men who served honorably in mite
ky the army and navy in the world war I ens
sle as unpatriotic shirkers. mgo.
ed Department officials take the posi- lee,
Lys tion that in publishing the lists the me,
'or department is giving every man with 0
an- honorable war service a chance to s.a
k clear his reard. f there ire no pub- ler
ltcation, acorditg to the official con- Pr
le tention, a man with honorable service poi
re but carried on the department records to
as a draft deserter might have no fo
meas of knowips that he was so clas- re
silled. As a result of his ignorance, it
is claimed, his children or his grand
children might find in after years that re
he was regarded by the government as th
a deserter, and it might then be too
late to produce the proof that he had
served in the world war.
eFEAR SEVEN DROWNED. h
the Bae reake Away From Steamer in thi
Lake Superior.
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.-The bsrge
o Mistes, broke loose from a steamer
towing it on Lake Buperior, near Fish
Point. The barge earried a crew of
ione woman and six men.
pots The Mistes was in tow of the
sun, steamer Myron when a blizzard swept a
ral over the lake. Waves broke over the C
be. vessel and the line to the barge Cc
dia- parted. The barge was sighted drift- e
ing helpless in the storm. The steam- m
er was unable to give aid.
,sun The barge Peshligo, which broke 9
t loose from the steamer Zilla White 2
Fish at the same time, was picked up u
unharmed.
ess The blisard was the most severe
wes that has swept through this diptrict in U
bemany years. Six inches of snow fell
th throughout the copper and range cona- o
try.'
POSTAL SAVINGS SLUMP.
ley, Deerease for Apri Attriuted to Un
employment.
re New York.-The total deposits tn
alc the United States savings system on
pei- May 1 was approximately $158,100.000.
e I The net amount on deposit suffered a
has deree durinag the month of April,
end attributable dlrectly to conditions af
Into fecting labor. At the larger centers,
1*05. where there is considerable unemploy
tobo- meat or wages have been reduced, in
ocn- stead of the usual increase in deposits
Sof there have been withdrawals to meet
I has the livring expenses of depositors.
lve During the month ot April two of
h 1s Sees made gains of more than $g5,000,
mi- one of them being Boston, Mass. The
e at- other, Taeoma, 141 postal savings de
a r. positonr no have amounts of more
than p10,. on deposit. New York
deposite amonted to 84,S40,327,
Broolyar is econd with $15,430,048,
o a and Chicago third with $7,61,484.
Laes Three beape Jalk
SMiami, 7l.-Tb-e* prisoners in the
aL Bower eounty jail at Port Lauderdale
re rdwalked mat and escaped when the
fl)r forgot to lock the door.
Ullen Ia Army Sale.
Wbasbl.kiMatleb sales of ur
sr, plue war'aterrtl slnce the armitie.
ay haveamounted to appreSdmtaiy a Ml
15 at Urndellars, Asitant Secrtary ain- I
Srdlte sete* miitayee t
.ae . ebe ,- ruia
LClr Ia w i r uu
tin and
FIGHTING RENEWG SED
NS L TIOR TIME ONT 1This
ON position
un rrun iu rp lthat got
of the :
object
OBJECTION 18 RAISED AS BREA-' to Orle;
ZEALE SEEKS TO HAVE IT PASS jpointed
TO THIRD READING. I r.prese
000 as
as A:
IS TOO LATE FOR ACTION bonbut
out thi
populat
New Basis Proposed Gives Orleansl of Cad,
and Caddo More Legislators- sentati'
District Judges' Salaries Up Supp
For ConsIderation. ment p
that it
-sentati
Baton Rouge, La.--Hostilities have is in 1i
been renewed in the Constitutional ity ru]
I Convention over the proposed legisla- Third,
t ive apportionment. of Nei
For a brief space of time it appeared repress
as if a harmonious agreement would twenty
be reached. Mr. Provosty of Pointe sevent
Coupee, in a conciliatory speech, mov- der I
S'ed a reconsideration of the vote taken, plan.
twhen the legislative reapportionment the pt
ordinance was recommitted with in- with 1
e structions to the committee to work commi
. out a plan of apportionment for the' city o
e House of Representatives based on a and P
e population of 30,000 and major frac- tight
y tions thereof. crease
f Mr. Provosty went on to say that,I h"rs
rt through the efforts of mutual friends. IVerna
the dove of peace had been induc~dI woulh
to return, aid he believed that by re- nard
1 considering the ordinance the contro- linked
1e versy could be quickly and satisfactor- ,Ward:
lly settled. Many of the delegates apt- tonal
plauded the peaceful efforts of the Uni
Pointe Coupee delegates as they car- bring
tied the motion for reconsideration. tioanm
The motion to reconsider had despe
scarcely been carried when a group An
be if delegates made a grab at the dove Mr. 1
s. tf peace and pulled its tail feathers net's
ill out. The plucked bird then flew out hibitse
.e of the window and hostilities were the
al- renewed. certa:
en Mr. Braezeale of Natchitoches, lattor
ed jhairman of the apportionment com- The
in mittee, sought to have the ordinance tee c
ar I engrossed and passtd to third read- the c
Ing, precisely as it came from commit- ings,
si- tee, fixing the Senate at thirty-five the I
he members and the House at eighty-six. actio
th Objection was raised and the point' Mr
to was made that could be done only un-I to ct
Ster the proper order of business. agait
n- President Bouanchaud sustained the have
Ice paint of order, and the ordinance had readi
s to wait its turn on the calendar. Be- poses
no tore this was done, however, the con- "N
a- rention got into a fight over another the 1
it rdinance, and by the time the appor- galiz
dat tionment measure was reached in the sa c
at regular order it was so late in the day Legi
" that Mr. Breazeale had it returned to tion
too the calendar and it is due to come up ceed
again soon. dad
According to gossip around the hall, dire'
the leaders in the movement recently of h
to recommit the ordinance discovered that
in that an apportionment of the House in
of Representatives, based on' 30,000 edut
ge population, would not figure out as pun
ner they thought it would. In other words, M
ber some of the parishes that expected to prei
of gain one representative failed to get Leg
what they were looking for. an
the Then, the story goes, they hit upon tean
rept another plan. It was proposed to re- teri
the consider the vote for recommittal to tc
ge committee andamned the ordinance str
rift- so as to provide for a House of Repre- strc
ýam- sentatives with a moximum of 101 larot
members. It was proposed to accom- lar
,ke plish this by making a population of fI
hite 20,000 a basis of apportionment, with I
Sp an additional representative for an rBu
excess of 10,000 in population or over. Gr
are It was also proposed to rearrange Mrb
tin the senatorial reapportionment by in- bat
tell creasaing the maximum membership ne,
on- of the Senate to thirty-eight. The net
three new senators, under this plan, eth
were given to South Louisiana, one tosel
U Fs PG HURRiED iA g D.
Alexandria. - Tbe commencement pa
l exersdaes of the Bolton High 8chodl a
on will be held quring the first week in u
. une. There will be fifty-three grad
d ates. The senior class play will be
)rll*1 ueented at the Rapides Theater on
af Wednesday, June 1, at 8 p. m. The a
t eacommencement exercises will be held
loy- in the City Park Auditorium on Thurs
t ' day evening, June 2. The address to p
sit the graduates will be delivered by tel
meet Walter J. Burke of New Iberia. of
of' Alexandria. - The conference of
b000 home demonstration agents, which fr
The has been in session here for three so
Sd5 ays, has closed. The program this be
more morning included the Judging of bread o
York ad jelly. The agents, as well as the th
,3227, suapervisors, express appreciation of p
, 08 the cardial reception they met with pl
4 while in Alexandria. t
Monroe.-The North Louisiana Jer'
i the s*y Breeders' Association will hold
arle its convention it West Monroe May a
Sthe 18, according to announcement of s
President E. S. Eby of West Monroe. el
Monroe.-A parish-wide rally of
age boys' and girls' clubs will be held in t
dttee West Monroe May 28 under the so- w
a bl- pervisiee of Mrs. Jewell McQuiller, i
r·in- I home demonstrtItaon agent, and B. M. o
Ii Jackson, arm agent. Prizes will be
t, i a- med to winning teams by the
West Morfe Chamber of Commerc. b
University 8tatdaon, Baton Ronge.
The UnivOfesi Law Schbeol will have
-M I ee , gradues this year, aordting
gl ~Dn a LTfll. Most of the menI
! - L Pqlb
iNew Urletants. one to lbei',, ..,. .,ar
tin and Lafayette, and one to 'Acauia
aad St. Landry.
Strenuous Opposition.
This plan met with strenuous op
position from sections of the state
that got no increase in representation
in the Senate and House. Opponents
of the scheme seemed to particularly
object to the increase it would gie PREM
to Orleans and Caddo. This element
pointed out that Caddo would get four TO
r, presentatives in the House with 20,
000 as a basis, while such parishes
as Assumption, Lafourche, Terre
bonne, ieSoto and Claiborne would FREI
get but one each. It was also pointed
out that East Baton Rouge, with a
population of more than half of that
$ of Caddo, would have but two repre- Inspir
sentatives. Ch
Supporters of the 20,000 apportion
ment plan claimed, on the other hand,
that it would give a more fair repre
sentation on a population basis and Sch
e is in line with the doctrine of major- surge
Il ity rule. This plan would give the ludini
. Third, Seventh and Eleventh Wards stater
of New Orleans each an additional said:
representative, making a total of "I
- twenty for the city, against a total of wouk
te seventeen, or one for each ward, un- decis
,. der the committee apportionment dors,
n,' plan. The city's representation in on it
,t the present House is twenty-four. He
. with ten in the Senate. Under the cisiot
k committee's apportionment system the ~het
ecity of New Orleans and St. Bernard diate
a and Plaquemines parishes are given and
c- eight senators. If the plan to in- done
crease the Senate to thirty-eight mem- No
t," hers goes through Orleans and St mant
s. Ilernard and Plaquemines parishes .
id would have nine senators. St. Per- cisio
re- nard and Plaquemines parishes are land
. linked with the Eighth and Ninth
,r- Wards of New Orleans in the sena- Lc
tp tonal apportionment. has
he Unless peace makers get busy and ate a
ar. bring the peace dove back, the appor- to ta
tionme ntbattle will be fought to a and
ad desperate finish. thy
up An innocent looking ordinance by cord
ve 11r. Herold of Caddo stirred up a hor- corr
srs net's nest in the convention. It pro- is u
)ut hibits the Legislature from abolishing T1
are the principj of forced heirship, with lead
certain exc ptions or provisions in re- med
es, lation to trusts. outs
im- The ordinance went to the commit- Con
Ice tee on limitations and came back to ediv
ad- the convention, after a series of hear- says
nit- ings, with a legislative black eye in "
ive the shape of being reported "without sho
six. action." ate
tint Mr. Herold offered an amendment per
un- to cure some of the objections raised mar
ess. against the ordinance and sought to the
the ;have it engrossed and passed to third ter
had reading. The ordinance as he pro- san
Be- posed to have it amended, reads: Ing
:on- "No law shall be passed abolishing wet
her the principle of forced heirship or le- occ
por- galizing substitutions or fidel commis- a
the sa or trust estates, except that the off
day Legislature may authorize the crea- pla
i to tion of trusts for a period of not ex- wa
up ceeding ten years, which may be cat
made where a natural person is the of
hall, direct beneficiary, to run from the date eat
ntly of his majority; and provided further, Po
ered that this prohibition shall not apply has
fuse in respect of donations strictly for go,
,000 educational, charitable or religious ler
as purposes." for
)rds, Mr. Herold explained that he is ha
d to pressing the ordinance because the be
get Legislature at its last session passed thi
an act permitting trust companies to the
pon handle estates in trust for periods of mi
Sre- ten years. He regarded this as an en- at
l to tering wedge which, if not checked by
ance a constitutional inlbiltion, might de
ee stroy the principle of heirship in A
epr Louisiana and bring a situation simi
co lar to the feudal conditions and laws
mn of of some of the European countries. g
with In this he was supported by Mr. til
an Burke of Iberia, Mr. Etheridge of w
over. Grant and Mr. Reid of Tangipahoa. pt
ange Mr. Reid charged that New Orleans c
yin- banks and trust companies, who hi
rship sought to profit by that kind of busi- pi
The ness, induced the Legislature to pass or
pln, the act that went through at the last p1
ne to' session.
Lake Charles.--Citt Police Offiocer
D. C. Lyons is expecting by express a
ment pair of one-year-old bloodhounds from
chodl Leesville, La., a gift to him trom his
In uncle, B. H. Lyons, for many years a
sheriff of Vernon parish. Officer Ly
il be one will have charge of the hounds ti
I on hnd will use them in Lake Charles
Thr 1and Calcasien perish when the occa- a
held sion demands.
rhurs- Monroe.-The Majestic Drug Comn
8s to pany's store in Desaird street as ean
id by tered, the robbers getting three cases ,
Sof whiskey. I
se of Monroe.--Flifty to seventy-fve men
which from the McGehee portion of the Mis
three souri Pacificd Railway are expected to
a this be transferred to Monroe by reason
bread of the fact that the valley division of
as the the railroad from Monrie to Little
n of Rock has been abolished and the Mem
with phis division in the future will include
the M. H. and L Railroad from Mc
a Gehee south to Clayton Junction, Ii.
Shold Denham Springs. - The Denham
a Maf Springs High School closed its ses
,t of selaon recently with appropriate en
nroe. ercises.
ly of Lake Charles.-The Louisiana Re
seld in tail Hardware Implement Association
:he su will open its fifth annual convention
,uiller, in this city May 16. The session will
B. M. continue three days.,
will be
y the Baton Rouge-A commission has
nmere. been issled by Governor ,Parker
whereby W. A. Brownlee becomes the
ge.- mayor of Coltax. Mr. Brownlee sue
11 have ceeds A. L. Butord, resigned.
lording
he men AlexandrIa--The local Elks' lodge
their is makin plaUs tsr the ealargement
of tU 3ibr beoma
ALLIEO LEAOERS TOWNce
eryth
CALLED TO MEET dr
ness se
stroyvod
PREMIER BRIAND HAS AGREED hundred
r TO HAVE MEETING TO AVERT flames
BREAK. in the
mation
I. W\ril
a FRENCH VIEW IS ATTACKED paild
a town o
Lt ville, C
Inspired Article in London Observer road. 1
Charges France and Poland With Hender
a- Attempt to Crush Germany. under
Comments From Silesia. trolled,
d Schoppinitz, Silesia.-The Polish in- were o
r- surgent leader, Adelbert Korfanty, al- to info.
to luding to Premier Lloyd George's cupied
is statement about Rybnik and Pleas, Compa
al said:
of "I believe it impossible that he store
ot would make such a statement before a
n. decision of the council of ambassa- (gener.
nt dors, and I do not wish to comment O lel
In on it."
He added: "I am awaiting the de. SO
he cision regarding the disposition of Up- exchar
pe per Silesia. We will abide by it, levelle
rd whether it is just or unjust, and imme- ville v
diately move out, if it is against us, is pos
in and return to Poland. \My duty is meag
done when the decision Is announced." it is I
m Nowina l)oliwca. Korfanty's con. nated.
SL mander of the field forces, declared:
"es '\We wiil not accept an unfair d.- DEMC
er- cision. lpl,p'r Silesia belongs to Po
Ire land to the Kcr:anty line." If Th
ith
nas London.-The IBritish government \Wa
has asked the Fr-nch for an immedi- irg's
nd ate c:nference of the supreme council the ci
or- to take up the upper Silesian question, go
a and Premier Briand has agreed to have regulu
the meeting, probably at Boulogne, ac- ment,
by cording to the Observer's diplomatic tind
for- correspondent, which, it is understood, The
>ro- is usually Editor Garvin himself. about
ing This action on the part of the two ceady
rith leading countries, it is said, is the im- ducte
re. mediate outcome of Mr. Lloyd George's can g
outspoken spe- ch on upper Silesia. a n im
nit. Continuing, the correspondent, in an not i
to edivently officially inspired article, shoul
ear. says:
In "At last the British government has prom
shown its hand. During the recen isin
London conference Mr. Lloyd Georg'
attempted to raise the question of up
ised per Silesia, but M. Briand was ada- With
mant in his refusal to discuss it, and ,csti
t to the prime minister yielded in the in- the 1
terests of entente solidarity. At the repu
pro- same time that M. Briand was refus- gove
ing, French officers in upper Silesia tier
ring were organizing the Polish forces for the
r le- occupation of the disputed territory. that
mis- "The British succeeded in staving on t
the off the immediate catastrophe contem- have
:res- plated by the French in the West; it brou
Sex- was not p-ssihle to save the world the state
be catastrophe which the Polish proteges took
the of France were contemplating in the
date east. Th- scissors tactics of France
ther, Polish diplomacy regarding Germany Bt
apply has reached a pitch where no British this
for government can any longer keep si- erne
;ious lent. The dangers that, in the opin- won
ion of the British government, would wea
a is have resulted from an Anglo-French 25 c
the break, are now less formidable than the
issed the actual mischief already created by ers
s to the French determination to ruin Ger- the
is of many, both in the east and the west, It
n en- at all costs." the
)d by 27 STILL AT LARGE. whi
t de - no
P in Armed Posses Search Woods for Es- C
simi- caped Prisoner.s me
laws Huntsville, Texas.-Armed citizens and
les. and officers scoured the eastern por- cial
Mr. tion of Walker county for prisoners pan
e of who escaped from the Huntsville state
ahoa. prison. Prison authorities said 27
leans convicts were still at large. Thirteen E
who have been recaptured. ,Lee Anders, of
busi- prison guard, was wounded during the syu
pas outbreak, has a chance to recover, at
a last physicians say.
-4 MoLAURIN HEADS GROCERL
Iflaer
res a Reelected for 12th Term at $25,000 N.
trom Salary.
m his Clncinnati.--The Soathern Whole
years sale Grocers' Association concluded the
Sr Ly- Its convention here with the re-elec- ths
ounds tion for the 12th term of the president, edi
harles J. H. McLaurin, Jacksonville, Fla., at co
oeca- a salary of $2S,000 a year. 'Resolu- mc
tions were passed indorsing the mer- an
chandise broker; the use of cotton in- tle
Coin stead of burlap for shipping bags; gi
as e- milease books at lower ratSs and rail
cses roads be not permitted to increase gi
rates without the sanction of the in- th
terstate commerce commission. A wa
e men resolution demanding lower hotel La
0 Mis- rates was tabled. The place of the di
:ted to next convention will be selected later.
reason
te Civil War Vet on Slacker List
l Wilmington, Del.-Included in the PD
nle Wilmingtoa list of 146 names sub- ox
anMlde mitted by the war department as the fe
n c- slackers and deserters from the draft m
were the names of a Polish war hero ai
enham with three years' service abroad; a al
te ses- negro Janitor who fought in the civil fi
ate az war and a cripple who was unfit for P
service.
Fa Re French Honor Nurse.
ciation Parls.--Miss Hamilton Shields of
vention Virgina, was decorated today as at
on will chevalier of the legion of honor at a
military ceremony held in front of the
hotel Des Invalides The honor was b
>n conferred for the work of Miss 6hields s
,Parker as a nurse during the war. I
nes the a
lee sn General Green Dies.
New York.--Maj.Gen. Francis Vin- a
lIon Green died at his home, following r
a long illneuss from a complication of a
diseases. ie was 11 years old and I
w bema ia Provcm e& l.
TOWN HARD HIT BY FIRE
Once Under Way, Flames Swept Ev
erything In Their Path-Hun
dreds of Thousands Loss.
Lexington. Tenn..--The entire bui
ness section of Vilde rville was d '
stroyed by fire occasioning a loss of SENSA
hundreds of thousands of dollars. The T
flames are supposed to have started
in the bank, and, ac(cordixf to infor
mation received here by Sheriff W.
R. Wright, swept everything in their gOVE1
path.
Wilderville was a thriving little
town of 800 population. on the Nash
ville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Rail- Officer
road, 10 miles north of Lexington, in Mai
Henderson county. It had no fire pro
tection, so when the flames once got
under way they could not be con
trolled, although a number of buildings
were of brick construction.
The buildings destroyed, according Chic
to information received here, were oc- men ii
cupied by the Wilderville Mercantile strviet
Company, Johnson Bros. (general "gross
store), F. M. Orr (general store), Chas. and cl
Blake (general store). J. J. Williams, were
- (general store), Scott's General Store testim
Iowned by Drs. Bower and Wilson), thuroui
N., C. & St. L. depot, John Rush & Dect
Son (grocery), postoffice, telephone of air
. exchange. Two residences also were Liet
, levelled. As the wires in:o Wilders- tithus e:
P. ville were destroyed by the flames it a .st
is possible to L(cure only the most words
is meag- r details of the fire tonight, and lie w\
it is not known how the blaze origi- r\i t
. nated. i. .t
1: - euiii
-. DEMOCRAT POSTMASTER, MAYBE. bad a
0,Iiiý ii
If Three Stand Highest, G. O. P. In111
Would Be Embarrassed. ubili
nt Washi;:gton-- When President hlard- '. u
i- irg's new postoffice order ietaining conlt
l hlie civil service status of ptM!:n.::sters atil
ti goes into effect with the isuance of t.lri
e regulations tly the postcffice depart- fall
tc' ment, the civil service commission will C'hrir
tic tind a large volume of back work. lentl
td, The examination of candidates for negli
about 3,000 offices, where claims al- Th
O ieady have expired, must first be con- mon.u
ducted by the commission before it char
es can get down to current work. With field
a. a limited number of examiners this is an d
an not expected until the late summer, ac'l
le, should the regulations be issued chiel
promptly. /eges
an Some southern congressmen are ad- sy tl
nrg vising their democratic constituents recd
to take examinations for the places.
With the power in the hands of the
nd costmaster-general to select one ofi
.I the first three on the examination list
the republicans feel they may be able to
rus- govern the appointments in some man
tsia tier through recommendations. On LEA
for the other hand, there is assurance
that if three democrats stand highest
ing on the list one of the number will Na;
em- have to be selected. This might be
it brought about easily in the soyjthern
the states if enough prominent democrats
ages took the examination. A
the tnu
ace- Must Not Wear Short Skirts. rub
any Budapest.-The women's society of $13
tish this city has asked the municipal gov- Dui:
si- ernment to direct the police to arrest M
pin- women who appear on the streets too
auld wearing skirts with bottom more than pre
'nch 25 centimeters (about 10 inches) above Rul
:han the ground and to present the offend- $8.
by era in court on a charge of "violating e
Ger- the sense of shame." by
rest, It is proposed by the reformers that sen
the police carry meter sticks with of
which to measure the height of skirta tis g
from the ground, so that there will be IL
no mistaken arrests. bet
Es- Countess Apponyi presided at the Pr
meeting which launched the reform pr
zens and which also voted to boycott so- Lit
por- cially and otherwise men who accom- 6n
ners pany short-skirted women. cit
state
1 27 Max Richter Dies. col
teen Berlin.-Dr. Max Richter, chairman TI
ers, of the executive board of the potash Pa
the syndicate and a German commissioner F.
over, at the world's fair held in Chicago in Rc
1893, is dead. re
P.
. HIGHWAY TO COST $800,000 ra
lai
,000 New Road to Link Arkansas Line With A
Louslsana. St
Mole Monroe, La.---Construction work on ca
uded the West Carroll parish highway from
-lec- the Arkansas line to Micheand, in the F
dent, edge of Richland parish, which will
., at cost $300,000 and will be one of the
solu- more important links in the Arkansas
mer- and Louisiana tourists' way from Lit
n in- tie Rock to Alexandria, Ia., will be
ags; gin within a short time. d,
rall- The building of this highway will
rease give almost a complete highway from t
e in- the Arkansas line to Alexandr* by l
A way of Richland, Ouachlta, Caldwell I"
hotel LaSalle, Grant and Rapides parishes, a
i the distance of 120 miles. tl
later. -
Trotzky Has Cancer, Report.
Reval.-The newspaper Waba Man i
" the prints a report received from Terijoki, 1
sub- on the Russo-Finish border, to the et
s the feet tlmhat .Lon Trotzky, soviet war
draft minister, is seriously ill with cancer
hero and that the best specialists in Russia
d; a are attending him. No advices con
civil firmatory of this report have been re
it for port have been received from other
sources.
EIGHT DEAD IN TRAIN WRECK.
is of -
as a Meager Details State Victime Were
* at a "Beating" Way.
of the Dallas, Texae.--Sii persons were
r was killed and seven injured in a wreck of I
hields a Texas & Pacific freight train at
Uagle Flat, siding, between Van Horn
and Sierra Blanca, Hudspeth county,
Texas, according to a report received
Ia Vin- at the teleplraph offtice of the rail
lowing road here. The report gave no details,
tion of stating merely that all the men were
d and trespassers who were "beatng"l their
way oa the train.
IN EATH OF FLIERS
SENSATIONAL CHARGES OF IN
TOXICATION MADE BY.
LICUTENANT.
0OVERNMENT MAKES PROBE
Officer Was Dismissed From U. S. Air
Mail Service After Testifying to
Alleged Mismanagement
and Inefficiency. -
Chicago.-Speciflic charges that 18
men ihave been killed in the air mail
service because of what he termed
"gross InismnalagellmentUt, inefficiency
and criminal negligence by offlicial"
were maizde by Lieut. ('. C. Eversole in
lestimnoliy pr'esenlted to the governmlllent
through a federal committee which has
SDeenu conducting a secret investigation
of air mail conditionsi.
Lieut. l:ietrsoies lestiimolny, which
ha~s 'extsletd u\er .seer\a.l dabs, made
sI ait'liit of iuire than 1&1),00)UI
t word, wvhiclh he sigtied anid swore to.
I lie \ias dichltaigd I runl the air mail
. cr ice hlie iday afteir Ii- first testli
in iti w ' in t aciri lit- t e,,mmm1 ittee.
OSill et - l 1it the iu('utnilitlte -a1lid they
bad a peal'd to %\\ uliilugita for his re
fU IIi'1e likellL
licltiiluod iil the evidetiie were affl
dlail htit, 1 eVi i i ivt ilulýt.u anii iet'hani
j. it', lus t,' li fil t eli icet, aill of vihich
g co diind eid l.ic it, 'l'ers.ile charges,
Sandi a ~ilteiiiii t written iby Pilot .1. P.
jf Cil'istli-t a pi'eviou to his death in a
"t. fali at cIl'eelaind a few weeks ago.
llt L'ristlea-itn is omne of the mleli wihose
k. death liet. E\versule lays to alleged
)r egligence by air muail ouicials.
l., The tranascript of Eversole's testi
- I moiny referred only briefly to the
it charges made knmowni that air mail
th field officials here were drunk while
is Dn duty and staged wild parties, which
r. lcalcac(italed themn for duty. It dealt
ed chiefly with deaths and accidents al
leged to have been due to inefficiency
id- I )y the men in charge and with remedial
its recomm~nenlmdations.
es.
i RIUBBl KN11 IS 0USTED
to
OnLEAVES GOODYEAR CO., WHIR
ice HE FOUNDED ON A LOAN.
eat
ill Napoleon of Industry Meets His Water.
be loo in General Reorganization
Irn of the Firm.
ats
Akron, Ohio.-Frank A. Selberling. *
known as the "Little Napoleon" of the
rubber industry, who, in '~' years,
of $13.500 1 orrowed clpital, met his wk
,ov. ouilt a $130,0100,000 corporation on $13,
Oest 100 borrowed capital, met his Water
Lets too when he was forced to resign as
ban president of the Goodyear Tire and
ove Rubber Company, under thV company's
.d- $8,.000,000 refinancing program.
Ling Seiberling is succeeded as president
by E. G. Wilmer, of Milwaukee, repre
hat senting the firm of Dillon, Read & Co.,
rith of New York, banking house, which is
irta tiguring prominently in the refinancing.
1be His brother, Vice-President C. W. Sei
berling, also steps down and out, Vice.
the President G. M. Stadleman and Vice
orm President and Factory Manager P. W.
so- Litchtield being the only Goodyear of.
rom ficers to remain in their previous capa
cities.
H. A. Springford of New York be
comes treasurer, and Charles A. A.
man Tillma. of New York succeeds W. 3.
Ash Palmer as secretary. The Selberllings,
oer F. H. Adams, H. B. Manton and L. .
0 13 Rockhill, retire as directors. New di
rectors are J. P. Cotton of New York,
P. W. Lltchfeld, Grayson M. P. Mnr
I ray of New York. J. R. Nutt of Cleve
land, Robert C. Behafner of Chicago,
Nith A. A. eSchlessinger of Milwaukee, G. MI
Stadlemen, Ralph Van Vechten of Chi
c on cago and E. G. Wilmer.
the FATHER CAUSED ARREST
will OF HIS OWN DAUGHTER
tthe
nas Twin Falls, Idaho.-WV. L. Trueblood,
Lltfather of Mrs. Lydia Southard, arrest
ed in Honolulu charged with the min
der of Edward F. Meyer, her fourth
will husband, furnished the clew that led
from to the discovery of her whereabouts,
, by according to Prosecuting Attorney
well, Stephens.
* I Last January, the ppsecutor said,
Sthe father, who had learned of the sue
piclon directed against his daughters
Sasked the prosecutor's advice concern.
Mi ing the accusation made against Mrs.
ijoki Southard involving the alleged theft of
he ef- diamonds from Mrs. Fred James of
war Twin Falls, while on a trip to Los
ancer Angeles. According to the county pros
LuSsi ecutor, Trueblood inquired if any re
I Con port had been received of the chemr
n re ist's examination of the viscera of her
other fourth husband.
$2,000 Fines In Liquor Case.
ECK. (2Chicago.-Fines of $2.000 each were
imposed on William J. Trudel, George
Were Quilnn and Frank McCann, who, witb
TMike de Pike" Helter and thrq
were others, were found guilty last March
se of of Conspirac) to violate the prohibition
ah at laws by transporting $175.000 worth of
Horn whisky here from Kentucky.
ceived Kills Wife and Self In Home. '
e rail Minneapolis, Minn.-Frank A. Brows,
:etals, h street car motorman, shot and killed
Swere his wife and then himself in their hPem
* their htimr a qs el
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