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THE MADISON JOURNAL.
UNTREE BROS., Publishers. TALLULAH, MADISON PARISH, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY D)ECEMBER 7, 1912.
EWS OF LOUISIANA
ners Who Assaulted Dep
uty Sheriff Taken From
Officers and Lynched.
NCE WAS PREDICTED
Said to Have Been Made
Against Black-Officer Still in
Newspaper Union News Service.
Ibreveport. - Moody Burke, Jim
a '8 Silas Jlmerson, three ne
'who ,eme an almbst fatal as
a's Depity Sheriff Edwards of
parish several weeks ago, were
from three deputies who were
veylag them from the Caddo par
jaI: to Benton, parish seat of Bos
parish, and lynched near Vance
a short distance from Benton.
iEoody Burke, the last of the trio
be captured, was placed in jail here.
i Edwards and his, deputies came
town and the deputies left for Ben
with the prisoners, Sheriff Ed
leaving shortly afterward for
Rouge. Within an hour after
sheriffs party left the city the
of the lynching was reported, but
it took several hours to secure con
irmatiom, all avenues of information
Ietingly beulg cut off.
It had lien freely predicted that
$e megroes would be lynched if.ever
sad the affair created no sur
Thi attack on Deputy Sheriff Ed
uwb was made in the Benton jail on
gmptember 10, when he went into the
1l to take meals to the prisoners.
as negroes overpowered him and
eNat him over the head with a piece of
s pipe, inflicting injuries from which
ue has never recovered and his con
is still regarded as serious.
Foreman Found Dead, Wife
Newspaper Union News Service
Mladea.-A seemingly most atro
murder was committed on the
Ind Arkansas railroad.
man killed was H. R. Hammer,
foreman on the Louisiana and
railway, and occupying a
with his family at MI
five Slles from Minden.
elght train bound for Shreve
struck an object. The engineer
rew found the body of Hammer,
-A eaoer's jury was impaneled and
examination of the body it was
to contain five shots in the back
seek. It became apparent that
had resulted from the shots in
to being run over by the train.
.s ttlon by Sheriff Clement and
Phillips, associated by other
resulted In the arrest of the
its of the dead man. Mac Hadley
his brother, Monroe Hadley, who
near the section-house, were also
Hammer is an attractive'
of 33 years. Mac Hadley, the
of the two brothers, basoften
a visitor to the home of Hammer,
rS was considered a bosom friepd of
f tamily. -His brother, Monroe, is
with being an accomplice.
Jeweler Is Convicted.
.Alesadria.-H. W. Wade was tried
the district court and convicted on
charge of receiving stolen goods
. es remanded for sentence. The
't hadb ~ which a number of day
burglaries were committed and
S-articles of stolep jewelry were
in the possession of Wade, who
a second-han4 jewelry e
Swommra of Railriad.
'Aletandri; .-l'ews huas been given
Sthat the Alexandria and Western
d, which was surveyed and for
rights of way were obtained
than a year ago, will be built.
president If the company, George
'stter, of Fort Worth, Texasu, Is in
ety to attend the meeting of the
y. He is here closing con
with railroads in the sOuth sub
of the city relative to crossings.
Farmers Raisd Many Bales.
r.-The cotton receipts here
an increase of a thousand bales
last year. Oa account of the fair
being paid for the staple the
are in better condition than
nveral yeare past.
inIndria.-Lonpy Briggs, the noe
- o'wua liplieated In the robbery
real homes in this city by Demie
tas found guilty in the district
Oats was brought back from
slttentiary to testify in the case.
;Ir will return to the penittentiary
Oats to serve sentence.
SDelhi Suffers Fi Loss.
. -H P. Guater's Store, on the
SMe of town, caught fire from a
flue. It soon spread to the
auwrdare and Furniture Com
8lv, on the left, and Bradley
o the right, and in a short
M t s tores were burned to
.i QGuater's loss was total.
i wsar and Bradley Brothers'
J Il Itnsured. The Bank of
S .aght at e time, but
were t oft with small
Fire Danger From Trash.
I Lake Charles.-That Lake Charles
isin imminent danger of another large
conflagration is the concensus of opin
ion of the Louisiana State Society for
the Ruduction of Fire Waste. This,
they say, is due to the large accumula- V
tion of trash found in the alleys and
rear of buildings and the practice of
burning rubbish in the rear of build
ings, regardless of the high winds.
However, much was found to praise.
State Fire Marshal C. H. Trousdale,
accompanied by Chief Gunn, of the
Fire Department, inspected all the
school buildings in the city and the F
marshal complimented on the excel
lent buildings and the safety precau
tions being observed.
Negro's Jaw. Shot Away.
Batoa Rouge.-With one side of his
Jaw shot away, bloody from head to
foot, a negro who was unable 'to give L
his name because he was unable to
speak, was brought to the parish Jail. .k
' He was shot by Sam Richardson, an
B other negro, on the Kernan place at
Scotland. The negroes on the place
had been missing hogs and other
things. They reported their loss to
the sheriffs office, but the sheriff, 2
who was unable to locate the robber,
instructed the negroes to trap the
a thief themselves, even if they had to
eshoot hint. Richardson, secluded on
I- the Kernan place, waited until his man
neared the house, then opened fire ,
r with his shotgun, the load taking away
5 a part of the trespasser's Jaw:
Italian Is Captured.
I Franklin. - After a diligent hunt, C
which lasted a week, Deputy Sheriff
t Charles Pecot returned with Tony
r Cavido, the Italian who shot and killed
a negro on the Garden City plantation E
last week because he ran over and
- killed the little sister. Tony was ar
a rested at Shreveport and brought here
e to answer the charge of murder. Sher
I 1ff Peterman, of this place, trailed
S'avido from the time he escaped un
f til caught.
I- Will Build New Levee.
Donaldsonville-A survey has been
made for a new levee to be construct
ed by the United States engineers on
the west bank of the river in this par
a ish, from the Hard Times plantation
to Canteys Point. The new embank
mmnt will be located some 700 feet in t
the rear of the present levee, and will
- be over 6,000 feet in length. Its con
e struction will result in the cutting oft
of about 100 acres of land owned by'
r, about twenty holders. I
a Train Causes Loss of Legs.
Morgan Cityr-M4earnst. age S
years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Ver
t- ret, of this city, fell from a Southern
r Pacific cane train and had one leg I
r, severed and the other so badly man.
gled that is necessitated amputation.
s Arrested for Forging.
k Lake Charles-Leon Samuels, alias
:t C. F. Doyle, was arrested by Sheriff I
t- Reid, charged with cashing bills of lad
I. ing that are said to be bogus. Samuels I
d was taken into custody after getting
r off a Southern Pacificl train here.
e Samuels is said to hail aom Houston
y and it is claimed he has been working I
o his scheme between here and that city.
o Officers here were notified to be on
the ,lookout for him.
e Officer Rescues Negroes.
n Shreveport. - An incident of the t
r, lynching of. the three negroes in Bos. I
it sier parish which came to light was
t the action of Deputy Sheriff Brumlow I
of Bossier City, overtaking a portion of
the mob and forcing it to release three
negro prisoners who would likely have
d shared the same fate of Hurd, Jim.
n merson and Burke, the negroes lynchb
Is ed, had it not been fot the timely an
e rival of the offlicers.
d Donaldsonville.-Knapp agricultural
e day was 'observed in the public schools 1
o of Ascension parish fn connection with
a- the usual ThanksgiVing celebration.
An interesting program was tarried
out. The exerciss Were attended by
patrons and parents in addition to the
S Negro Changes Plea.
d Alcxandria.-Louis Robinson, a ne
t. gro. who cn September 14 shot and
ke killed Sarah Jordan, a negro woman,
a with whom he had been living, pleaded
Sguilty to murder without capital pup
a- shment in the district court The
b plea was accepted by the state and
s. Robinson was remanded for sentence.
The Jury in his case had been impan
eled and sworn when Robinson with
e drew his plea of not guilty and pleaded
'e Hold Successful Fair. I
a Lake Charles.-Last week the fair
grounds were Thrown open for the In.
auguratlon of the third annual exhi
e- bition of the Calcasleu-Louslaana Fair
y Association. The weather was fair
Le and cold and Lake Charles citizens
:t turned out en masse. It is heralded
n as the greatest fair ever held in Lake
S. Charles. Fine stock from ever) part
y of the parish and agriculturf prod-I
ucts occupled the areas.
Wife Shot and Insanly Killed.
e Franklin. - Victoria Freeman was
a shot and instanly ki/ed on the Pro 4
* vidence plantation by her husband, Ed
a- die Freeman. From his statement it i
y appears that he and his wife were I
t playing with a pistol, which was acci
o dentally discharged, the bullet strik I
i. Ing her n the side. However, other
a' evidence obtained at the coroner's in- I
fI quest held by Dr. B. W. Smith tends
It to show Preemaa purposely kBied his
Ii wt feThsis Lt-e.Utmer~ io ther I
s-eard ae - i :
Popular Vote for President in 1912
New York.-In the recent election 16.,748 votes, Roosevelt 3.928,140 and
Woodrow Wilson polled a total of 6.- Taft 3,376,422.
Wilson. Roosevelt. Taft.
Alabama (x) ....................... 81.622 22,500 9,671
Arizona (x) ......................... 10.244 6.468 2,989
Arkansas (xx- .. ................ . 7,100 22,000 24.900
California (xx) .................... 283,374 283,250 2,340
Colorado (xx) ...................... 112,354 69,737 60,007
Connecticut (xx) ................... 73,730 33,439 67,949
Delaware (x) ...................... 22,189 8,061 16,222
Flordia (xxa) ....................... 35.864 4,207 4,212
Georgia (x) ........................ 93,171 22,010 5,151
Idaho (x) ........................... 33,983 25,511 32,873
Illinois (xx) ........................ 407,470 391,365 256,625
Indiana (x) ......................... 281,890 162,007 151,267
Iowa (xxb ......................... 172,231 150,777 113,902
Kansas (x .......................... 143,670 120 na 74.844
Kentucky (xc) .................... 219,584 102,.i 115,512
Louisiana tzc) ..................... 59,241 9,202 3,774
Maine (xx) :...................... 50,987 .. 48,459 26,538
Maryland (xx) .................... 112,674 57.789 54.596
Massachusetts (xx) ................ 170,995 140,152 152,2 553
Michigan (xxd) ..................... 63,556 85,513 62,294
Minnesota (xxe) .................... 106,426 125,856 64,334
r Mississippi (x) ............... 57,277 3,645 1,595
Missouri (x) ...................... 3:10,947 123,111 207,409
Montana (x) .......:................ 28,023 22,448 18,404
Nebraska (x) ....................... 109,109 72.776 54,348
Nevada (x) ......................... 7,986 5,605 3,190
New Hampshire (x) ................. 34.720 17,794 32,9.27
New Jerdey (x) .................... 178,289 145,410 88,835
New Mexico (xx) ................... 17,982 7,938 15,512'
New York (xx) .................... 650.721 382,463 450,466
North Carollina (xx) ................ 134,663 65,874 29.017
North Dakota (xx) ................. 28.896 24,568 22.892
Ohio (xx) .......................... 403,120 209,793 273,287
Oklahoma (xxf) .................... 119o.17 . ...... 90.78
Oregon (xxa) ....................... 42,363 33,169 31,842
Pennsylvania (xx) .......... ....... 395,619 444,426 373,3045
Rhode Island (xx) .................. 30.299 16,488 27,755
1 South Carolina (x) .................. 48,355 1,293 536
1 South Dakota qxg) ................. 48,977 57,630
Tennessee (xx) ..................... . 132.0!6 54.60 60,266
Texas (xxh) ........................ 221,435 26.740 28,668
Utah (xx) .......................... 35,566 . 23,035 40,694
Vermont (x) ........................ 15.354 22,073 23,277
Virginia (xx) .........,............. 90,338 21,737 2:1,277
Washington (xx) .................... 87,674 111,797 71,252
West Virginia (xx) .................. 112.564 76,808 56,282
Wisconsin (xx) ..................... 164,4C9 58:461 130,878
Wyoming (xx) ...................... 18.600 7,636 17.4!2
t Total ............................ 6,156,748 3,928,140 3,.67,422
x-Otfficial. 56 out of 83 counties: e, 26 counties In
a xx-l nofficial. cr??Q: i, Rooeavelt electors not on
a-One county missing; b, four coun- iat's- : g, Taft electors not on ballot;
n ties missing; c, parishes missing; d. i h, t9ree counties missing.
PATRICK GIVEN PARDON
Long Fight for Freedom Finally Won 1
by Sentenced Man.
AlbanS, N. ý.ý1liýeyST . Pitricrk 1
who is serving a life sentence in Sing
Sing prison for the murder of William I
Marsh Rice, an aged millionaire, in g
New York City on Sptember 3, 1900,
was pardoned last week by Governor f
Patrick, who was saved from the
electric chair by the late Governor
Higgins in December, 1906, has made
a remarkable fight for freedom. A
lawyer.by profession, he protested c
when Governor Higgins commuted the
death sentence to life imprisonment,
declaring that the governor had no s
legal right to cancel the original sen
tence and impose a punishment of life
"There has always been an air of
mystery in this important case," Gov
ernor Dix said. "Quoting from the
minority opinion of the Court of Ap
peals, 'the atmosphere that surrounded
the defendant showed that a fair and
impartial trial was scarcely possible.' i
"I trust that Mr. Patrick will de
vote his energies to a complete vindi- c
cation of his declared innocence.
"During the past year I have given
much consideration to this case and
am convinced that the defendant is en
titled to have a full pardon."
Governor Dix said Superintendent
of State Prisons Scott and scores of
prominent citizens appealed to him
in Patrick's behalf.
Perfume Leads to Arrest.
Chicago.-Perfume was used by de
tectives in solving the disappearance
of small sums of money from the Uni
versity of Chicago Press building and
led to the arrest of a youth, who said
he was taking the money to buy an
aeroplane. Three weeks ago detectives
were put to work disguised as work
men ostensibly repairing the building.
They perfumed the mcney. A young
shipping clerk passed close to the
"workmen" at the close of the day's
business. Scenting the perfume, the
officers stopped him and demanded
"the money he had just taken."
Has New Appropriation Scheme.
Washington.-A revolutionary re
form in the scheme of the government
so far as the provision of funds for
governmental expenditures is concern
ed is projected In a resolution to be
pressed in the house at the coming ses
sion by Representative Sherley of Ken
tucky. The resolutiog introduced at the
last session contemblates the creation
of a Budget' Committee in the house
to have original jurisdiction over all
estimates .for annual expenditure:
May Investigate Phone Company.
Washington.-Protests of indepen
dent telephone interests against the t
American Telephone and Telegraph I
Company as an alleged trust within i
the meaning of the Sherman law were I
discussed at a long conference be
tween Attorney General Wickersham,
Assistant Fowler and Frederick A.
Henry and Harrison B. McGraw of
Cleveland, representing independent
empaales. The department of justicee
has been lnvestigatlng the operationas
of the eomlpan r many months.
CONFESSES TO MURDERS
Victims of John F. Hickey Were Most
ly Boys Whom He Assaulted.
WVestern iewV;eper,l ~'pTc Vews Service.
Buffal6, N. 1.-The killing of a man
in Lowell, Mass., 20 years ago was
given by John F. Hickey, the so-called
"post card" murderer, in a signed con
fessiou, as the starting point of a
career of debauchery and crime dur
ing which he' murdered two boys and
assaulted many others.
Hickey's two victims, according to
his confession, were Edward Morey,
of Lowell, Mass., poisoned with lauda
num more than 20 years ago; Michael
Kruck, 12 years old, a New York news
boy, strangled in Central Park in 1902,
and Joseph Josephs, the 7-year-old
son of J. Josephs, a merchant of
Lackawanna, killed in a similar man
ner October 12, 1911.
"The details of Hickey's two last
crimes are too revolting to make pub
lic," said District Attorney Dudley.
Hickey is apparently a man with a
dual personality. He is intelligent. He
is now overcome with remorse and
says again and again that he can't
comprehend what possessed him to
commit the crimes. He assersts that
he became a maniac only when filled
Hickey's full confession came after
a series of admissions mnade to Dis
trict Attorney Dudley and Police Chief
Gilson of Lackawanna when the two
officials left New York for Buffalo
with their prisoner, Hickey agreed
to sign a confession., and was taken
to the district attorney's office through
the tunnel connecting the county jail
and the city hall, used for the first
time since Czolgoss was taken through
it after being sentenced to death
for the assassination of President Mc
Parls.-Another French airman, Paul
Arondel, was killed at Jurvisy-Sur
Orege. He was flying around. the
aerdrome in his monoplane when he
took a turn too sharply and the ma
chine lost its equilibitum, causing him
to fall 180 feet.
Washington.-This year the world's
international business will reach the
enormous total of $35,000,000,000, ac
cording to a report issued by the Bu
reau of Foreign and Domestic Com
merce. The estimate is made on offe.
cial returns of exports and imports
from virtually every country in the
world of commerce.
WnFhinrr.cn -.\ typhoon swept Vis
avas. Pi!liorr!e' !- :<nds on November
2., and cr:.'ed away three-fourths of
the town of Tacloban,
American Woman Honored.
Washington. - Miss Mabel Board
man, secretary cf the American Red
Cross, received from-. the White House
I the insignia fifth order of crown, con
ferred on her by the Japanese emperor
for distinguished service. So.far as
officials know, it was the first time
an American woman has been so hon
ored by Japan. The order conferred
upon Miss Uoldtiman was especially
established to recoglse meritous ser
lee done by ,pmea.
FOR BUSY SESSION;
Some Time Will Be Spent Pre- 1
paring for Session to Be i
Called by Wilson. i a
PRESIDENT SENDS MESSAGE,
Sev6ral Pending ills to Be Taken Up I
and Dispond of-Impeachment 1
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Washlngton.-The expiring Sixty
second congress assembled at noon i
Monday for its final work of legisla
tion. In the brief period remaining
before constitutional limitations bring
it to an end and turn many of its
members back into private life, 15 ap
propriation bills, aggregrating more
than $1,000,000,000 for the support of
the government must be passed; the
impeachment of Judge Archbald of F
the Commerce Court must be tried in f
the senate: many investigating com- t
mittees must conclude inquiries and
make their reports, and scores of legia
lative matters must be disposed of.
Throughout the session will run the
preparatory work for the extra ses
sion to be called soon after President
elect Wilson takes office, March 4.
Committees will thresh out questions
of tariff currency and anti-trust legis.
lation, aiming to have Democratic po
licies shaped and Democratic plans
made. before the new administration
comes into power.
It is assured, say the legislative lead
ers, that there will be no tariff legis
lation this winter. Neither is it ex
pected that the currency or anti-trust
problems will receela much attention
in the house or senate, the principal
work of the session being confined to
preparation for the Democratic admin
istration and the enactment of some
of the more important bills pending.
on the calendars of the two houses.
Important bills to receive attention
include the bill for a Department of
Labor, the Sheppard-Kenyon bill pre
venting shipments of liquor into "dry"
states; the Page bill, to give federal
aid to vocational and agricultural
schools, and a resolution for a consti
tutional amendment limpiting a presi
dent to a sidgle tugi of six years.
Action Is expected upon- all these.
The annual estimates for appropria
tions has been sent to the house.
President Taft's message was deliver
The impeachment trial of Judge
Archbald will engross the senate from
the begining of the session.
Several flew inquiries are in pros.
pect in the house for the short session.
The judiciary committee will begin an
inquiry into anti-trust problems about 1
Christmas time, with the hope that
some amendments to the anti-trust
law can be recommended before con
The "money trust" investigation is
to continue, and an effort will be made
to obtain at least a partial report be
fore the session ends. Many other
investigations, including that into the
so-called shipping trust, and into the
awarding of contracts for army and 1
navy shoes, must be concluded before
Want Indian Money Distributed.
Ardmore, Okla.-Steps were taken
here which the Choctaw and Chicka
saw Indian nations hope will eventu
ally induce the government to distrib
ate among the members of those tribes
*$17,000,000 derived from the sale of
their lands in weetern Oklahoma. The
fund is held by the government. Reso
lutions were adopted at a meeting of
200 leaders of both nations, urging
the distribution of the money and ask
itng congress to enact such legislation
as will no longer make the tribes
wards of the government
Wants to Succeed Sanders.
Nashville, Tena.-Chancellor John
Allison, Democrat, for 10 years chan
cellor of the Seventh division at Nuash
villc and one of the best known jur
ists of the state, has formally an
nounced hta candidacy for United
-States senator to succeed Senator
Newell Sanders, Republican, whose
term expires March 4, 1913.
Wife Slept In Stable.
Muskogee, Okla-That she was
compelled to sleep in the stalls with
the horses while her husband corres
ponded with a matrimonial bureau
seeking another wife, was the testi
mony given in the superior court here
by Lillie C. Foy; Who Is suing Amen
C. Foy feor dlvore. 'Foy owns a large
stable of horses and is well known in
Soathwesters racsing circles.
PAPER ESTIMATES CROP
- Arkansas Yield Oiven as 60,00 Bales
and Louisiana 450,000.
Wemtern Newspaper Unibon News Service.
New Orlesas.-Tbhis season's cotton
crop will total 13,975,000 bales, ac
cording to estlmates compiled by the
New Orles :Times-;Democrat from a
eanvassu of reports from correspeod
I ents tin every, ottoa-growlng state.
SThis esismae does not lnelnde ant
mre nd lsh
MANY KILLED AND HURT
Northern Hunting Season Fatal to
92 Persons. 51 Injured.
'est.ern New pape.r I'nio New.'s ' .rl h's.
t'hicago.--Ninety-two persons were
killed and 51 injured during the nunit
ing season that has just closed. Last
year the dead numbered 100 and the
injured 37. The list of accidents in
Michigan is appalling, 26 persons hav
ing been killed and 18 injured. Wis
consin contributed 13 to the list of
Following is the list of deaths by a
Illinois 8, Indiana 2, Iowa 2, Kansas
1, Maine 3. Massachusetts 2, Michigan
26, Minnesota 8. New York 10. Ohio 1. N
Pennsylvania 12, Vermont I, Wisconsin
13, Alaska 1. A glance at the cause
of the accident show: . "
Killed-Shot by companions 35. 41 t
themselves 30, mistaken for deer' ll.
shot by unknown hunters 9, other
causes 9. Injured-Shot by oompan- 4
ions 29, shot themselves 12. shot by ge
unknown hunters 3, other causes 7. J
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Airman Falls in Cemetery. h
-Jacksonville, Fla.-Richard Frayne. h
an aeronaut, fell 2,000 feet here and 71
was instanly killed. Three thousand ft
persons saw the accident. The aero p,
naut was thrown from his seat in the el
parachute just after he had cut loose p
a from the balloon. His body landed in b
the driveway of the Evergreen ceme
tery near here. Physicians say that it
every bone in his body was broken. n
WILSON FAVORS CHANGE "
March Weather Is no Time for in
auguration Say Propogandists. b
Western Newspaper I'nlon News Servlre.
Hamilton, llermuda.-Woodrow Wil- 5
son is willing to take the oath of o:- a
fice as president of the United States v
without ostentation on March 4 and I1
that the formal ceremonies be post
poned until the last Thrusday in t
April. To that extent he has endorsed n
t the propaganda in favor of a later in- 'I
auguration, which has been advocated $
in and out of congress, in which the s
event must be conducted at a time t
when the weather is good. Many per.
e sons have urged the president-elect F
to sanction a postponment of the in. I
auguration ceremonies without ac- F
knowledging this cannot be done with- 2
out an act of congress, and it now is
impossible to change the forthcoming t
ceremony as far as the taking of oath 4
Perfume Leads to Arrest.
Chicago.-Perlume wan used by de
tectives in solving the disappearance
. of small sums of money from the Uni
versity of Chicago Press building and
. led to the arrest of a youth, who said
he was taking the money to buy an
e aeroplane. Three weeks ago detectives
a were put to work disguised as work
men ostensibly repairing the building.
They perfumed the money. A young I
shipping clerk passed close to the '
"workmen" at the close of the day's
t business. Scenting the perfume, the
t officers stopped him and demanded
t "the money he had just taken."
To Entertain Veterans.
s Washington-The War Department
e is making plans to care for the feeding
> and shelter of the army of veterans, t
r Confederate as well as Federal, that
e is to attend the encampment of the
e Grand Army of the Republic on the
d battlefield of Gettysburg next July
e when the fiftieth anniversary of the
great battle will be celebrated.
Forger Given Sentence.
n Lake Charles, La.-Leon Samuels of
, Houston, who was arrested here charg
z. ed with obtaining money under false
. pretenses, was sentenced to two years
, in the penitentiary by Judge Overton
t when he pleaded guilty. Samuels forg- 1
e ed several bills of lading on the South- t
. ern Pacific at points between lake
SChlariler and Houston.
a rench Aviator Killed.
a Paris.--Another French airman, Paul
a Arondel, was killed at Jurvisy-8uL
Orege. .He was fly'ig around the
aerdrome in his monoplane when he
took a tufr too sharply and the ma
chine lost its equilibrium, causing him
to fall 180 feet.
Democratic Nominee Winse 1
Topeka, Kan.-The Kansas Board of a
Canvassers has issued a certificate of
election as governor to George H.
Hodges, Democrat. The action came
after the denial of the supreme court
to grant Capper, Republican, a re
hearing in the Wanbansee county le
gal ballot case.
h Treaty Being Negotiated.
s- Wuashington. - Chairman Sulzer of
su the Foreign Affairs Committee of the
h- bouse and governor-elect of New York,
re says a new treaty with Russia is be
n ing negotiated and that the United
e States "will take no step backward"
In on the question of discriminatlte
against American passports.
The correspondents generally report
that the farmers have been -free sell.
Sers at cut prices. The crop, it la said,
has been picked and ginned with un
· The Tlmes-Democrat's figures on
m production by states follows:
S Alabama, 1,250,000; Arkansas, 850,.
he 000; Georgia and Florida. 1,900,000;
a ILdhslana, 450,000; Mississippt. 1,100l
4 000; Oklahoma, 1,100,000; North Caro.
lina. 950.,000; Tennease, 175,000: Soutb
it Carolina, 1,250.000; Tez.64.750,000;
all others, 100,000: tots, 13.975,000.
IMMENSE SUM TO
$823.415,455.14 Is Estimated
Cost Submitted by Depart
BIG INCREASE IN PENSIONS
War Department Plans Three New
Battleships-Only One Allowed
by Democrats Last Year.
West.'rn NewSpa't,rr U'nion N',; Service.
Washington.-It will cost $823,415,
455.14 to construct the affairs of the
government for the fiscal year ending
June 30. 1914, according to the esti
mates of the various department
heads. submitted to the speaker of the
hetuse by the secretary of the treasury.
This amount, not including provision
for the postal service, which is ex
pected to bI. scif-sulpporting, is an in
crease of $72.7?.S,24s over the appro
priations made for the present year
by the last session of congress.
Of this increase $2N.:t12,220 appears
in estimates of the secretary of the
navy, and $20,,97,.297 represents the
increase asked by the navy depart
ient in the aplpropriations for build
ing and equipping new vessels. The
estimates would provide for three new
battleships to be laid down during the
year. This would make up for the
lapse of one ship front the two-battle
ships a year program, caused by the
action of the Democratic house in pro
viding for but a single ship at the
Another $20,000,000 or more of the
total increase is shown in the esti
mates for the payment of pensions.
The amount asked for this year is
$185,.220,00. An increase of about the
same amount as appears in the es
timates for public work for the year.
The construction of public buildings
planned for the year also shows an
increase of $1.012,530 over the appro
priations for the present year: $8,722,
220 being asked for that purpose. The
work to be done during the year on
the Panama canal will cost $30,174,
432. which is $1,110,567 less than the
appropriations for the current year.
Of this sum $6,769,522 is asked to build
fortifications and military barracks in
the canal tone. This year $2:3J .B0,fr -.
was appropriated for fortifications at
The estimates forecast another bil
lion dollar session of congress for, in
addition to the $823,415.4,5 which is
the total estimated for, the postmaster
general estimates that $281,791.508
will be necessary to conduct his de
partment for the year. This amount
will be supplied out of the postal rev
enues and will bring the total esti
mated appropriations for the year up
Among the estimates which a ill de
velop debate in congress is a demand
for $250,000 for the Economic D)efi
ciency Committee, appointed by I'resi
dent Taft, which is investigating and
reforming the system of conducting
the government business in the va
rious departments. Another trouble
some item will be an estimate of $54,
500 for the Commerce Court.
Arkansas Governor Cheered.
Washington.-On the first day of the
session congress worked only a few
minutes and adJotrned out of respect
to members who had died. When
Speaker ('lark and Ex-Speaker Can
non entered the house they were
given rousing cheers by all present.
Four governors-elect who will go from
the House of Representatives to their
respective state capitols, also were
rigorously cheered. These were Rep
resentatives Sulzer, New York: Cox,
Ohio; Robinson, Arkansas and Hanna,
Bird Nest Cause of Death.
SMount Zion. Ill.-A last summer's
Sbird's nest caused the death here of
I Henry Scott and his wife. The nest
blocked a chimnoey fue and when a
gas stove was lighted in the couple's
bedroom the fumes were forced back
I and they were asphyxiated. Scott was
48 years old and his wife was six
years his senior.
Lawyers to Handle Case.
Washington. - Judge Robert W.
Archbald of the Commerce Court will
take no personal part in the conduct
of his case before the Senate. Attor
Sneys for Judge Archbaid, whose Ia
peachment was demanded by the
House of Representatives after in.
vestigation into business relations al
I leged to be a violation of his Judicial
oath, stated he would leave the pre
sentation of his defense entirely to
Would Pension Ex-Presidents.
Washington.-The first public bill
introduced In the house was to pen
sion former presidents of the United
States and their widows. It us that
'of Representative DeForest of New
York and would provide for a former
prelsident $2,000 a month. A widow
of a former president would be pen
sioned at the rate of $1,000 a mouth
during her widowhood. A minor child
or children of a former president un
pr the age of 21 years with parents
both dead would get $00 a month.