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THE MADISON JOURNAL.
REE BROS., Publishers. TALLULAH, MADISON PARISH, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30. 1912.
OF LOUISIANA I
lation Shows Big Sum "
las Been Spent by State o
for Good Roads.
AL AMOUNTS $2,310,976.81
--- T
Expenditures AmoUnt to $163,
the Balance Being Spent by 13
Cities, Towns and Parishes. b
Newspaper Unlon News Servlre.
Orleans.-That over $2,000,000
t hr the building and
ance of raods in Louisiana
the past year is shown in the
tion just completed by C. C
z, secretary of the State High
Department. Of the $2,310,796.81
,road building and maintenance,
1,322.15 has been .spent by the
as and $1,015,740.41 by the mu
Idtes, leaving an expenditure on
part of the state of $163,914.25.
hl lowing is the report by Secretary
eas:
S-arish Expenditures - Forts--four
as out of 61 reports estimated
tores for the year 1912, $814,
twenty-eight per cent of par
unreported, $316,770.16: total es
parish expenditures, $1,131,
5.
S j elnlcpal Expenditures-Ninety-nine
ted places out of 187 reports
ted expenditures for the year
$289,997.14; forty-seven per cent
laeorporated places unreported, I
,117.27; estimated expenditures
by New Orleans, $468.576.00;
B $1,015,740.41. Highway depart- (
$gt osatracts let during 1912, $131,
; state aid convict camps 1912, 1
S .00; total, $163,914.25. Total
CTION OF RIVER MADE
Cemmission Visits State on
Semi-Annual Trip.
lSewspaper Union News Service.
Providence.-The Mississippi
Commission, aboard the steamer
ppl, stopped at Lake Provi
on Its semi-annual inspection
Mimassippi river from Cairo t
Orleams. Senator Joseph E.
joined the eommission here, i
t arty  a tar as
e ire'body will inspect the new
uareas the Salem crevasse,
sb searing completion. The
will be Joined at Salem
t J. T. McClellan, of the
district levee board, and Hon.
_. Parker.
tor Raasdell is urging the re
t ef more banks of the Mis
river and other river improve
to aid in water transportation
t e cheapening of freight rates.
 roagly urge the river com
to do some special work in a
gat places.
OFFICER KILLS GREEK
Ocsurred In Shreveport Near
eer Establishment.
Newspaper Union News Service.
4i esport.-Captain "Billy" Caw
deputy sheriff, who killed Arthur
Greek merchant, in a pistol
was released on a $2,000 bond.
g the fixing of the bond by
Judge Sutherlin, the coroner's
returned a verdict exonerating
Cawthoa, who was proved by
to have acted in self-de
is story, which was corroborat
hegy bW C Dapta Ed Boles, In
near-beer establishment the
started, Captain Cawthon stat
he and Huangeos passed some
in the building and he warned
his old enemy, who had
drinktig, to go home, reminding
hat he had been looking for
lfor veral years. After ae
the Greek downstairs to
Cawthon started back to the
-ilwhe Hangloos, turning sud
grabbed him sad began shoot
tuiat two shots before he could
the fire.
Istructer Transfewed.
Roeuge.-Adjutant General Me
has transferred Sergeant Phil
the United States Army, who
instructions to companies of
National Guard, to Com
. Alite City. Serleant Phillips
Ibee in Baton Rouge for the past
-The charter of the Lou.
Tratiok and Power Company,
espital of $250,000, organized to
Sad operate traction lines from
to the Sabine river, and
i *e to Morgaa City, Alex
Sad Abbeville has been filed.
Ass at Puteaty cenoesed.
I ot o veradvertisas is pasut
ls~es mn allowed thetr
to get tlhe better of their I
to sme e test Results
adverisars were so remark
t em y amutos businessu
 e4dy to try it U"ap to the
_teg foand, as the were
to beses. It was.
-t anate a u as4
NEW APPOINTMENTS MADE
Governor Hall Names Many New Men .
bere of Tensas Levee Board.
Wesi-,., ~ewspaper I'nion News Service.
Baton Rouge.-Thomas F. Bell, Jr.,
of Shreveport, was appointed by Gov.
Hall as judge of the first judicial dis
trict court, vice T. F. Bell, father, deo
ceased.
The appointment was made by the
1 governor upon the indorsement of
leading members of the Caddo bar.
Thomas F. Bell is the son of the late
Judge Bell.
Governor Hall appointed practical
ly an entire new Tensas Basin Levee
board. T. B. Gilbert, of Franklin par
ish, being the only member of the
board to succeed himself.
10 The following are members of the
new board: -
a or Franklin Parish-T. B. Gilbert,
vice himself term expired
oe or West Caroll Parish-J. W. Les
ter. vice Clyde Turner. term expired.
For (atahoula Parish-C. C. Pritch
ard, vice Ernest Young, term expired.
For Morehouse Parish-J. S. Rolfe,
vice A. H. Davenport, term expired.
For Ouachita Parish-Carl H. Mc- d
Henry, vice F. A. Brown, term expired.
For Caldwell Parish--O. NM. Smith,
ry vice J. D. Humble, term expired.
Governor Hall has named George
C. Dimick as notary public for the
parish of Caddo.
4,- _________ _ a
;g. ITALIAN AVENGES SISTER
1,- r
Kills Negro Who Had Run Down Baby o
me Girl With Wagon. a
ts f
ar Western Newspaper T'nlon News Servie".
nt Franklin.-Avenging the death of his
,, little sister, Rosa, Tony Cavito, an
es Italian, shot and instanly killed Clar
0; enpe Smith, a negrq wagon driver, on
rt. Garden City plantation.
1,. While driving a three-mule wagon
12. loaded with sugar cane to the Alice
al C. Refinery, Smith ran over and kill
ed Rosa Cavito, aged 5 years. The
child was playing in the public road
wE hen killed and was unable to get
out of the way of the wagon in time.
There were no eye-witnesses.
on Tony Cavito, brother of the little
girl, was coming out of the field at
the time. On hearing of his sister's
'. death he seized a double.barrel shot
ipi gun and ran after the negro. He
er caught up with him in the mule lot
vi- on Garden City plantation and emptied
on the two barrels of his shotgun into
To the negro.
E. The first load struck Smith in the
re, hip. Cavito then walked up to the no
Sgre and Tired the othdr larrel into
his mouth, literally tearing the top
sw of his head off. After the shooting
se, Cavito made his escape.
he
Bm rings Charges of Slander.
he Lake Charles.-A suit for $61,000
.- damages for alleged slander is one
outcome of the acrimonius campaign
re for the parish seat in Jeff Davis par
is- ish last month. The plaintiff is De
e- sire Hebert, and the defendant is Ana
on tole M. Gauthier. Both parties are
e prominent residents of Lake Arthur.
'- In his petition the plaintiff alleges that
a on the day of the second parish seat
election In Jeff Davis parish. October
22, the defendant, A. M. Gauthier,
standing in front of the temporary
courthouse of that parish in Lake
ar- Arthur, called him "the biggest thief
in the parish; said he was a jay
hawker."
jw. Predicts Big Population for City.
iur Shreveport.-That the population of
tol Shreveport 15 years hence will be 80.;
ad. 000 is the estimate made by local of
by ficials of the Cumberland Telephone
rr's Company, after a careful count, show
ing ing that there are 6,761 residences
by here, and the population has been in
de- creasing a little more than 21 per
cent annually.
at
In Negro Woman Is Shot.
the LapIlaee.-A negro woman residing
nt- on the Elvina plantation, one mile
me south, was shot by a negro named Ed
ied ward Bernard. The shot passed
ad through her neck, and she died imme
la diately. The shooting occurred in a
for plantation cabin on the Elvina planta.
me- tion. The slayer surrendered and is
to now in the parish prison at Edgard.
the
ad- New Appointment Made.
ot- Shreveport-Frlqnds of Attornev T.
uldF. Bell, Jr., were gratified to hear
from Baton Rouge announcement that
he had been appointed by Governor
Hall to succeed his lamented father,
to who recently died while serving on
il- the district court bench here. The
'ho term will expire December 2, but Mr.
of Bell will probably be a candidate for
mi election.
Ipe
st New Orleans.-One nervy thief forc
ed three men in a grocery store, on
Constantinople and Constance streets,
ou. to throw Lp their hands, robbed two
ny, of them of their small change and
to drove Louis Cape, the owner of the
am place, to his safe- and, taking about
nd $130 with him, slammed a door on
ex. the trio, keeping them In a bedroom
j for a few moments, then deperted
advertiusing is a good thing, eomidered
Sas a general proposition. Every bus
etr nea man admits It. The salesman's
etr sole problem is the convinolng of his
lts prospect that his way promai bst
k- returns for the money.
the Boergy That cosu
ae The rlctin of men in aclon is thPe
was energy that md the wedi splami.
was Dliagremets are MI lut and steel,
lp the strb the mw spoe s C.Mo
ad eghimes 3aB the debe oat o m,-
h. a
SENATOR RAYNER DEAD
e
ISADOR RAYNER.
Washington.-Senator isador Rayner
of Maryland died here. Senator Ray
ner had been in a comatose state for
several days, with only one or two
slight rallies. His severe illness cov
ered a period of about six weeks, and
dating from the efforts made in the
joint political debate with Bourke
Cochran at Baltimore, late in Sep
tember.
ee Stoer Rayner was a native of Bal
timore and was 62 years old. He was
a member of the Maryland legislature
when 28 years old and served three
terms in the national House of Rep
resentatives, from 1886 to 1892. He
ty was elected to the United States Sen
ate in 1904, after having served a
four-year term as attorney-general of
Maryland.
is
` NEW PARTY DONATIONS
Final List Filed Shows Perkins Big
a gest Contributor to Cause.
le
Western Newspaper 'nion News Servire.
New York.-Contribut ions totaling
te $668.869 to aid the candidacy of Colo
id nel Roosevelt for the presidency were
et received by the National Committee of
the Progressive party, according to a
certificate giving the final figures
s filed with the secretary of state. The
at experses of the committee were $641,
780.
'i The New York State Committee of
be the Progressive party certified that it
of received $201,363, of which $88,550
d was contributed by the National Com
to mittee.
George W. Perkins gave the Pro
1e gressive committee $130,000 and the
state committee $10,000, while Frank
to A. Munsey contributed $101,250 to the
National Committee and $10,000 to the
1 state committee.
Other heavy contributors to the Na
tional Committee were: Douglas Rob
tason, $51,250; W. E. Roosevelt, $50,
00 000; Robert Bacon, $29,500; A. Heck
oe ocher and Alexander Smith Cochran,
M each $25,000; Thomas G. Platt, Massa
r- chusetts, $20.000; Mrs. Wiilard
's Straight and Frances W. Bird, each
'a $10,000; Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Hooker
re of New York, $12,500; Peter J. Han
ir. sknetch of Pennsylvania, $12,500; Geo.
at F. Porter of Illinois, $11,500; G. G.
at Vanderbilt, George Moore, Antoinette
er Eno Wood, William P. Eno, New York,
-r, Alfred L. Baker, Illinois. each $5,000.
ry -
ke Two Injured in Wreck.
Muskogee.-"Katy" limited pas
senger train No. 10 sideswiped a
freight train in the south yards at Mc
Alester. The engine on the limited
was turned over and the engineer and
fireman badly injured. Several pas
0s sengers on the limited were hurt,
but none seriously.
ne
Louisiana School Building Burns.
Monroe, La.-The main building of
Sthe state training school located just
outside the city limits was totally de
stroyed by fire. The building cost
$33,000 and was recently completed.
The origin of the fire is not known.
kl. Prisoners Save Penitentiary.
ed Salem, Ore.-Convicts in the state
t. penitentiary extinguished a fire which
a damaged the prison auditorium to the
Samount of $1,000. The fire is be
is lieved to have been caused by defect
lye wiring. The prisoners maintained
perfect discipline.
T. Christians Are Safe.
ar New York.t-The Christians inhabit
at lag Palestine are enjoying complete
or security and have no fear of massa
er, ore at the hands of the Moslems up
on to the present. A telegram dated No
he vember 23 was received from Jerusa
Ir. lem, saying: "Perfect safety and har
'or mony. No trouble expected."
Carnegie 77 Years Old.
rc- New York.-"The universe is well,"
on according to a sweeping diagnosis of
ts, affttairs which Andrew Carnegie made
wo li a general philosophical mood on his
ad 77th birthday. He said that any one
he who believed the country was going
ut "to the bow-wows" was sadly mistaken.
on "We pick our own kings," he said in
, s comsent upon the elections "and we
always pick good ones."
Montenegrin Minister to Pen.
d Daluth, Minn.-V. D. Nicholich, Mon
ml tenegrin representative in the United
i' States and Canada, pleaded guilty to
ii one of two indictments charging him
at with grand larceny. Nichollch was ar
rested on September 26 accused of
holding trust funds from several es
tates left in his keepinag. He said
he the #money was to have been sent
p6 to him from the old couatit, but tlat
a the malls were delayed by the war
SJulge DlIbel satenred him to the
pasUtaStlsry to from one to ten yews
OLD WALL OF CONSTANTINOPLE
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ire
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This is a part of the ancient wall that still encloses a great part of
ig- Constantinople. but which. despite its massiveness. would offer little re
sistance to modern artillery. It was built in the fourth century and extends
from the Sea of Marmora to the Golden Horn.
in,
from me sea or marmora to mne luciu
"QUACK" DOCTORS
CAUGHT IN NET
Government Makes Sweeping'
Arrests for Illegal Use
of Mails.
Western Newspaper Unioa Newr Serv;:e.
Washington.-A nation-wide raid, in
volving the practically simultaneous
arrest of 173 persons in the principal
cities of the country was made by post
office inspectors and United States
marshals upon doctors and drug con
cerns charged with misuse of the
malls to solicit medical practice, or
to dispose of 'medicines and instru
ments connected with such practice.
The rpid-the most extensive and
far-reaching ever made by any de
partment of the government-was
under the personal direction of Post
master General Hitchcock and Chief
Inspector Robert S. Sharp of the post
office department.
So carefully had the raids been plan
ned that when the first arrests were
made at Indianapolis, practically noth
ing was known of the government's
contemplated action. Working with
clock-like percision the inspectors
force spread over 22 states, carried
out the prearranged plans.
Chief Inspector Sharp and a large
part of his force of 390 inspectors had
been engaged for seven months under
the orders of the postmaster general,
in working up the scores of individual
cases in which arrests were made.
Many of those taken into custody were
members of large wholesale and re
tail drug concerns or physicians well
known in their own communities.
The government will prosecute the
cases vigorously, according to a state
ment by Postmaster General Hitch
cock.
Approximately 20 per cent of those
arrested are so-called "pill doctors"
men who advertised their practice by
correspondence or otherwise-and seht
to their patients, either by mail or
express, various compounds in the
form of pills or powders. Analysis of
these compositions by the government
chemist is said to have disclosed that
some of them are wholly harmless,
while others contain poisons.
Bryan Denies Report.
Waycross, Ga.-"I have not confer
red with Governor Wilson since the
election, and have never discussed
with him at any time any person in
connection with any persons, and I
have no intention of going to Bermu
da." This answer was made by Wm.
J. Bryan in response to numerous mes
sages regarding reports published that
he proposed to visit the president-elect
in connection with a cabinet appoint
meat.
Wilson Denies All Reports.
Hamilton, Bermuda. - "All state
ments about selection of cabinet may
be disregarded until I make the an
nouncement myself." declared Presi
dent-elect Wilson, when he was told
of the reports published in the United
States. Governor Wilson said he had
not offered or intimated an offer of a
pcsition in his cabinet to any man.
W. J. Bryan, it was learned, had not
been invited to Bermuda, as the re
ports stated, and it is understood he
is tot expected here.
MANY BILLS FOR
SHORT SESSION
Congress to Meet Next Monday
for Last Time UnderRe
publican Rule.
Western NewspaSer t;nles 3awls Ser'lce.
Washington.--Congress will recon
vepe a week from December 2 for the
last short session of Republican con
trol in national legislation.
While the vexing question of the
tariff is not scheduled for considera
tion this winter, the three months of
the short session will be crowded with
legislative work. In addition to the
annual grist of appropriation bills,
congress will be forced to dispose of a
quantity of general and special legisla
tive matter left pending with the ad
journment of the long session in Au
gust.
During the early part of the session
the house will be busy shaping appro
priation bills, while the senate is dis
posing of the impeachment trial of
Judge Robert W. Archbald of the Com
merce court, set to begin December 5.
Several important measures will be
pushed for early action in the senate,
among them the resolution of Senator
Works of Califorifa to limit the presi
dent to a single six-year term; the
Sheppard-Kenyon bill prohibiting the
shipment of liquor into prohibition
states and the vocational education
bill of Senator Page of Vermont. The
bill of Senator Borah creating a De
partment of Labor also is scheduled
for early consideration.
I he Department of Labor bill has
passed the house, but that body still
Sould have to act upon the vocational
education bill and the six-year presi
dential term measure, if they passed
the senate. The 'prohibition liquor
measure will be pushed in the house
by Representative Sheppard of Texas,
who will-succeed Senator Bailey in the
next congress.
Serator Kenyon's bill amending the
Sherman law, which has been before
the Senate Interstate Commerce Com
mittee, undoubtedly will be brought
up for early action in the senate.
Efforts will be made during the ses
sion to repeal at least a part of the
Canadian reciprocity tariff agreement.
The attempts failed last summer when
the repeal was attached to various
DeImocratlc tariff bills.
Congressmen now In Washington do
not expect any action on currency leg
islation during the short term.
In addition to these measures, the
calendars of both houses are crowded
with bills of more or less importance,
mtost of which will die with the pass
ir.g of the Sixty-third congress with
out even having been discussed.
Socialist President Arrested.
Fort Scott, Kan.-On a federal in
dictment returned here against Eu
gene V. Debs, Socialist candidate for
president; Fred D. Warren, editor of
the Appeal to Reason, a Socialist
newspaper published at Girard, Kan.,
and J. I. Sheppard, Warren's attorney,
were arrested here by a deputy Unit
ed States marshal. The Indictment
charged "obstruction of Justice by in
ducing witnesses to leve the coun
try "
PROSPECT OF LEGAL TANGLE
Result of Decision Favoring Wilson
to Cause Progressives to Act.
WT.' t.rn N.*vsip:t;,lyr I ellt'n News Set i Pt.
San Francisco.-Three weeks alter
the national presidential election the
que'tlon of whether \Vilson or Rooste
velt carried California was in a worse AU
tangle of legal complications and
threatened lawsuits than at any pre
vious time.
Progressive leaders. disappointed by
a court decision in Los Angeles in
validating totals for electors in pre
cincts where the election judges hai AL
thought to save time and trouble by
not putting down tally marks for an
elector, except the top one on each Po
ticket, took heart and decided to in
stitute like proceedings in all thy'
counties in the state which showed a
plurality for Wilson.
The prospective action was announc
ed following r'ceip. ih, Los Ang t'es
of a telegram from Governor John- di
son at Sacramento beginning: "It is wh
reported in the press here that the it
Progressives are going to quit." The out
telegram urged the contrary attitude. z
Secretary of State Jordan reiterat- ia
ed his declaration that if the recount
in Los Angeles county ran ov-r No- tht
vember 25, the date provisionally set tht
for the law certifying returns from
the state as a whole, he would wait the
until he is undersiood to have the
support of an informal opinion from
the attorney gent ral's office, but if
i procedings promised by the Progres
sives necessitates recounts in every sit
many counties It became a question it
how long Jordan could hold off. ri
Gaynor's Assailant insane. tic
Trenton, N. J.-The state Supreme po
court here affirmed the conviction in sp
the Hudson county court of James G. on
Gallagher, who was charged with as- foi
s sault with intent to kill William H. sit
Edwards of New York. Edwards was en
assaulted by Gallagher when he went to an
the aid of Mayor Gaynor of New York, lit
who had been attacked by the man on
a steampship at a dock at Hoboken. in
Gallagher was convicted on a charge ti(
of attempting to murder Mayor Gay- sic
nor and was sentenced to a term of
imprisonmnet. Later, however, he is
was removed to a hopital for the in- ti
sane.
w
ay Newspaper Man is Acquitted. i
Claremore, Okla. - H. O. Jeffries, g`
editor of the Nowata Advertiser, was
acquitted of the charge of murdering
Mrs. Irene Goheen, an advertising so
licitor employed by him. Mrs. Go
e. heen's body, with the skull crushed, s
on- was found in a pakture last April.
the Jeffries was arrested on circumstan
on- tial evidence. He attributed his prose
cution to political enemies. Jeffries
the had been nominated by President Taft g
Sfor postmaster at Nowata just before in
the murder, but through an investiga
tion made by Senator Bradley of Ken
the tucky, his name was withdrawn. B
Marine Force Reduced.
f a Washington.-Restoration of peace
sin Nicaragua in the wake of the recent
ad- revolution has been accomplished and
Au- the United States intervening force fe
has been reduced to 400 marines under 1
ion Col. Long. The gunboat Annapolis at
re- and the Collier Saturn remain at Co- E
lls- rinto. si
of p
am. Americans Aiding Sufferers. fa
r 5. Salonica.-The American mission is a6
be distributing food to the 8,000 Moham- to
ae, medan refugees here. Smallpox has u
itor broken dut among the Greek troops yo
and a quarantine has been declared tt
against Constantinople. Seven hun
dred political prisoners left by the
the Turks in Vedikoule prison have been *
ion released. o0
lon
The Many Bodies Recovered.
D- Mexico City.-The bodies of 200 per.
led sons killed in the earthquake last
week have been recovered from the i
has ruins of the little town of Acambay, dt
,till in the northern part of the state of
nal Mexico. Delayed reports from other
esi. towns and villages Indiclate that the i
sed ioss of life is greater than at first re
or ported.
use
ias, Another Louisiana Wreck.
4he Alexandria, La--Two train men o0
aere k I;#d and two injured when the
the wca;thoud Texas Pacific passenger o
ore train, No. 51, collided with the res- d
om- of a :reight train on the outarklts of f
ght tris city. No passengers were in- .
jured
the Will Not Accept Decision.
eat. Washington.-Secretary MacVeagh,
hen it was announced at the treasury de- t
ous partment, wil disregard the recent E
decilsion of the Board of Tea Apprais- A
do era at New York declaring illegal the e
leg- so-called Read test for the determta.
tion whether imported teas contain C
the coloring matter. A treasury depart- i
ded ment statement threatens to turn over l
ace, all disputed cases to the agricultural i
ass- department for test under the pure a
ith f tood law, if the board employs any I
other test than the Read test a
Missouri's Official Vote.
In- Jefferson City, Mo.-Woodrow Wi
Eu- son carried .Missouri by a plurality v
for over President Taft of 123,538 and poll- I
r of ed 427 votes more than Taft and 1
dist Roosevelt combined, according to the (
an., official figures given out here. The
ney, total vote for president ws: Wilson
Jnit- 360,947, Taft 207,409, Roosevelt 153,
eat 111, Debs 28,148, Chafin 5,222, Reimer,
in- Soolialist-Labor, 1,825. Four years
na- ago Missouri gIe Bryan 346,574 and
Taft 347,203.
TWO NATIONS AIRE
PREPARING FOR WAR
Austria and Russia Mobilizing
Immense Bodies of Troops
on Frontier.
ALL NEWS BEING CENSORED
Possibilities of Two Countries Fight.
ing Cvershadows Turkish War
and Peace Negotiations.
'.at+ : N(", .Sva:p ,r I mma Newas S.rvt, *.
Lodtion.--laterest l ...; war situa
tion shifl.ed from the beligerents
whose d.lg;at( s arte preparing to meet
i,ithl at i,pareiti sincere dtesire to work
out t'ieis I'r a truce to the great
neighll ,riug ot eTrs, Austria and Rus
i a.
The titanic rivals are strengthening
their I order tur.ts at an hour when
the s lt I1. tini of all the powers are
spread ii ai t aBluranesi',li that
their only i p lic i to st.tordinl :ate ri
valrii s to ti,,e cto;llltO welfare, oi Eu
rope in ihe clust of pea'; 'e.
No thresatning factor in the situa
tion is kinowiin %lhicith has not existed
since the Ubei;inning of ihe, war, unless
it is ti' near a;.proach of th- Servian
army to the Adriatic.
Reports of the Itussian mobiliza
tion ipblishcd in the Vienna Reich*
post, organ of the heir to the throne,
º specify that all the m;iilitary districts
on the trintier are to adopt a war
footing and that prepara:lons in Rus
sian I'olhand include the dispatch of an
Sellornous uIlun ,er of trains with troops
D and munitions toward the Austrian
t. line.
n The Berlin papers purport to have
I. information which include mobiliza
e tion of three army corps for the Rus
sian frontier and reinforcements for
if Bosnat, while from Prague an account
e is telegraphed of German military ac
tivity.
Such war-like preparations, coupled
with the visit of Archduke Franz Ferd
inand. crown prince of Austria-Hun
gary, to the German emperor and the
conference with the Austrian chief
g of staff, Field Marshal von Schemus
had with Lieut. Gen. Count .von
Moltke, chief of the German general .,
~ taff, aturtwaily excites acute curs.
That Aaf m'tý1i
dents by a rigid censorship adds fuel
to the flames. But this may mean that
instead of concealing the facts the
ft government proposes to choke off
e sensational messages capable of work
ing harm. Dispatches from Frankfort
and Berlin place a peaceful construc
tion on the archduke's journey to
Berlin. They say that his mission
was to induce the emperor to mediate
between Austria and Russia.
It Bankers Are Sentenced.
id Memphis. Tenn.-Judge McCall in the
'e federal court here sentenced H. C.
tr Wynne, former president of the Night
is and Day Bank at Little Rock, Arkt.;
o E, L. Hendry, former president of a
similar institution at Memphis; J. H.
Brooks, Memphis lumberman and
former director of the Memphis Night
s and Day Bank, and Abner Davis.
a. former president of the Night and
a Day Bank at Oklahoma City, to five
a years in federal prison, and fined
d them each $2,000 on two counts in the
M. Indictments charging them with uos
to ing the mails in a conspiracy to de
n fraud in connection with the failure
of their banks.
Governor Disapproves Peneions.
Baton Rouge, La.-In reply to a
query from a St. Louis newspaper,
st Governor Hall of Louisiana expressed
ho bis disapproval of the proposal of An
y, drew Carnegie to pension former
Spresidents of the United 8tates. The
er governor said he believed that if pen
Ssions are provided they should come
Sfrom the federal government.
Firemen Escape Death.
Omaha, Neb.-Ten firemen worLing
n on a fire at the Cudahy Packing Com
0e pany's hog killing house in South
er Omaha, had a narrow escape from
" death when they were caught by a
of falling wall. Five of them received
n- serious injuries and Captaln Jacob
Horn may be fatally bhurt.
Escaped Convict Caught
SFort Worth.-After a chase through
10 the streets of this city C. B. ("Buck")
at Ellis, a convict, who escaped from the
Is- Arkansas penitentiary authorities sey
he eral weeks ago, was captured by J. A.
a- Meecom, assistant chief of pollee of
in Chickasha, Okla, and now is lodged
rt- In the city jail. Meecom was in Fort
or Worth searching for another man who
al is wanted in Oklahoma, and met Ellis
re mn front of the Richelleu hotel. He
ny had known the fugitive as a boy
and recognized him at once.
Soldier Had Own Death Warrant.
'I Clinton, Mo.-Capt. W. G. Watklns,
ity who served under Gen. George Shelby
II- in the Civil war, died here aged 79.
ad While recruiting a company for the
he Confederate army Captain Watkins
he was discovered within the Unlon lines
and was captured, court-martialed and
3, ordered shot. President Lincoln ap
proved the order, but W'atkins escap
or ed, rejoined his regiment and served
lthrough the remainder of the war. 4
ad copy of his death warrant signed by
Lincoln was given him after the war.

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