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THE MADISON JOURNAL.
KJNTREE BROS., Publishers. TALLULAH, MADISON PARISH, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY I)ECEMBER 28. 1912.
IT BETWEEN
LEADERS SEEN
ington Draws Conclusions
From Visit of Bryan to
New Jersey.
(RYAN SEEMED PLEASED
Is Made That Clark and Un.
Have Formed a Con
servative Coalition.
Newspaper Union News Service.
n.-Intimations of a fast
line-up of the more conserva
of Democracy in opposition
eat Wilson and William Jen
Bryan, to be led by Speaker
and House Leader Underwood,
manifested, following Colonel
's visit to Washington.
Is now freely predicted, even by
early supporters of Mr. Wilson,
Mr. Bryan will accept the port
at state, although according to
obtainable Information and
n's own statement, neither
Bryan nor anyone has as yet
tendered a cabinet place.
thing is certain, and that is
. Bryan came to Washington
way to visit Governor Wilson,
cheerful about conditions; that
a long visit with the man whom
ated for president; and that
back to Washington feeling
alore pleased with things in gen
wres he passed through here on
rs anorth.
port says Mr. Bryan and Mr.
understand each other, and
dltrmined to co-operate, and they
Bad special incentive to close
in the fact that since the
of the congress session devel
have made clear that Speak
sad Mr. Underwood have es
a working understanding
ae the purpose of promoting
interest, even at the ex
t President-elect Wilson.
MENT IS VOID
ouet ay-s Recall and Bond 1
1:- uemestltutienal.
- Supreme
Arkmass has declared uncon
Amendment No. 15, the
permitting Arkansas cities i
beads, in an opinion in which
features was a declaration i
6*f three amendments can be i
at one election. As five d
it were submitted, and
No. 15 was the fifth to I
this amendment and a
No. 1U, providing for the y
state officers, are declared to
ad void. The case was taken c
Sapreme court on an appeal a
Palaski Circuit Court, where a
4dld that the State Board of a
Commissioners be required
the returns and declare e
t adopted. The amend- II
.lhveod more than 22,000 ma- P
1t the election, September 9. a
Mlnissr.Sanker Jailed b
--L. T. Ward, a former
sad cashier of the suspended
o[ Collierville, Tean., was taken
S local hospital where he was a
to the county Jail and Impris- b
btharged with larceny and the
ent of $38,000 from the
ifands. An indictment against i
returned several days ago, S
of his illness, he was not e
stfl later, when (:n Phy- g
. C. Graves examln he ac
ker and reported that he
-ufferlng from a serious all.
AM..o Train Held Up.
ll.-Reports renalved
offices of the Chicago
here are that the two men
the Alton Hummer a It
e west of lies, cut offthe S
baggage car and compelled ci
to run down the track pi
The Springfield sherifftl ii
detectives were sent to the t
rEscapes Bomb. p
ihlh.-Baron Hardinge, the
V India and his wife, the
SHardinge, miraculously es
amusslnated by a native a!
Whil making their ceremo
into Delhi, the new imperial
ndia, Three splinters of
bomb, which killed one a
* t and injured another,
the back and shoulders of I
SThe screws and iron with th
bomb was filled passed go
helmet, m
Employee Missing.
-THerman Ehrlich, con. let
- tt to Louis Pizitz, th
_i of the largest depart. S.
In Birmingham, has dis- an
21 yeas' service with wa
S, learvirtng anr alleged short- th
at $45,600. Mr. Pitit: ce
Sreward for his arrest sh
L the store trusted Ehrlich gi
* xtet that they placed vk
ilnavings with him. He ag
e Mr. Pltits's personm al l
V whLet in missian. gl
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The little party of New York su ffragettes who started to walk from the metropolis to Albany to deliver
a message to Governor Sulzer at his inauguration is still plodding along, ma king about ten miles a day. and
Prea'hing 'votes for women" at every stopping place.
ng
Mn- TO WITHHOLD ALL NAMES
on
Pres.-Elect Wilson Says Announcement
Cr. Officers Will Be Made in March.
ad
ey Western Newspaper I'nin News pervic-.
se Trenton, N. J.-Whether William J.
he Bryan, or any of the other Democrats
el- being mentioned by politicians gen
A_ erally for places in the cabinet of
99- President-elect Wilson, will be appoint
9g ed probably will not be definitely
ag known until a few days before inaugu
ration day.
Governor Wilson said that very like
ly he would not make a single an
nouncement of importance until about
March 1.
"Scattering announcements would
Id be foolish," he said, "even if I had
them to make. I'll wait until pretty
kpe.. The time wilt ae'~d somewhat
pon the ma ber of Ien comnisaut.
se cations received. All these letters
n- recommending individuals for office
1e are being grouped and will be taken
Ms up seperately."
Mh Mr. Wilson indicated he would not
m feel at liberty to make final decision
e until the merits of all possible candi
re dates had been set forth to him.
id "What I am sincerly trying to do,"
to he added, "is to see the field of choice
id and to try to get as many opinions as
ie possible that are worth while."
to The president-elect likewise made it'
a clear that he would maintain a policy
1l of silence, and nothing would be fin
e ally established until he made the an
ft nouncement over his own signature.
d Mr. Wilson was asked if he believ
'e ed he would encounter any difficulty
I. In getting the men desired for cabinet
L. portfolios to accept. It had been sug
gested that in the case of the attorney
generalship, noted lawyers often had
been reluctant to leave their practices
and for this reason many able men
were not pushed by their friends.
d "That has not been my experience,"
n replied the governor, with a smile.
a "I've asked some people and they have
N been quite ready with their names."
e Chicago. - George W. Fitzgerald,
Itformer assorting teller in the United
)' States subtreasury at Chicago, charg
t ed with the theft of $173,000 from the
government in February, 1907, was
found not guilty. The trial began No
e vember 12. and it, with five years'
' preliminary investigation of the mys
terious shortage in the Chicago sub
treasury, is said to have cost the gov
ernment more than $100,000.
Taft Congratulates South.
a St. Augustine, Fla.-President Taft,
a in a speech here congratulated the
a South upon the election of a Demo
1 cratic president, predicted nation-wide
t prosperity under the new administra
f tion and spoke with pride of the way
b this nation takes the quadrennial ver
dict of the people at the polls. The
president spoke in the Masonic Tem
ple and was frequently cheered.
Threat to Dynamite Mint.
Washington.-As a result of the
anonymous threat to dynamite the
Denver mint, Director George E. Rob
erts has warned the superintendents of
all the mints in the country to observe
rigid measures of precaution. While
Mr. Roberts does not take the Den rer
threat seriously, he said the mere sug
gestion of a plot to blow up a mint
must put officials on the alert.
Kansas City.-In order that he might
learn the spelling and de'initicn of all
the words in an abridged dictionary, I
S. Cruso, who styles himself a "bright I
and refined young man." 24 years old, I
wrote Judge Ewing W. Bland asking i
that he be allowed to enter a prison a
cell for three years. "In case you I
should reject my application on the
ground that you have no right to con
viot an honest man without a charge I
against'him," wrote Cruso. "I am wil- I
ling to commit something that w:ll a
ive Juriitadctio."
n FOREIGN TRADE
RECORD BROKEN
n
of
nt. Imports Will Approximate $1,
'I 800.000,000---Was $1,563,
000,000 in 1910.
ce
SWetern Newspaper Union News Service.
Washington.-The foreign trade of
the United States in 1912 will exceed
id all previous records. Figures just
ad compiled by the Bureau of Statistics,
ty Department of Commerce and Labor,
at indicate that the imports of the year
at approximate $1,800400,6000 agalst
r$1.563,030,000 in 1910, which was the
ce former high record year for imports,
and that the exports will aggregate $2,
400,000,600 against $2,093,000,000, the
ot former high record for exports, 1911.
rn The calendar year also will break
all records in tie value of both im
ports and exports.
The increase in imports occurred es
te pecially in manufactures of raw ma
a terials, which for the ten months for
which figures are available amounted
it to $523,873,088, against $421,503,273 in
y the same months of last year. The
n- increase occurrd6 especially in hides
n- and skins which show a gain of $33,
000,000: rubber about $20,000,000; wool
v. more than $15,000,000, and fibers $10,
ty 000,000. In foodstuffs, imports of cof
et fee showed an increase of $31,000,000
g. and sugar $23,000,000;
,y Exports of cotton for the 11 months
Ad of 1912 amounted to $531,000,000
m against $440,000,000 for the same
n months in 1911. Wheat exports for
the period probably will amount to
" about 20,000,00 the record of last year.
e.
Underwood Improving.
Washington.-Representatire Oscar
W. Underwood of Alabama, floor lead
er of the house, who has been ill for
several days with a severe cold and
threatened pneumonia, is making rapid
progress towards recovery. His phy
LU sicians reported him to be greatly im
proved. Mr. Underwood was at the
capitol for a while attending to press
ing matters.
Bryan Goes to Florida.
Washington.-Col. William J. Bryan, t
after spending a day here, left for 1
t, his winter home at Miami, Fla. While
e here Mr. Bryan was the guest of his
.son, W. J. Bryan Jr. He saw a few
e personal friends during the day,
L_ among them Representative Henry of i
y Texas. 3Mr. Bryan would have nothing
to say about his conference with Presi- t
e dent-elect Wilson.
Bryan and Wilson Confer.
Trenton, N. J.-President-Elect Wil
son and William Jennings Bryan were
e in conference at the statehouse fori
L three and a half hours last week, and f
at the end of that period Governor Wil
f son admitted that names had been dis- T
cussed for cabinet positions. He in
sisted, however, that Mr. Bryan's name
was not among those discussed. The a
r president-elect asks to be taken at his
word when he says he has come to no
t decision as to the details of the cabi- S
net. P
t Want American Rescued.
I El Paso.-Through Consul Thomas
Edwards at Juarez, the American State a
Department has requested Mexican a
military officials to rescue J. I. Mor- 14
1 ris, an American railway man. Mor- a
ris was taken captive by rebels when n
he attempted to save a burning bridge
on the Mexican Northern railway. b
which had been set afire by rebels.
Since Morris carrled federal passports, "
it is feared that he will not be given -
any coasiderat at the hbands of the '
rebels.
TAFT A YALE PROFESSOR
Will Be Instructor of Law-Follows
Grover Cleveland's Example.
WI'estern Newspaper Union News Servle
Washington. - President Taft has
made up his mind to accept the prof
fer of the Kent professorship of law
at Yale. and probably will take up his
duties at New Haven early in the
spring.
The president was said to have de
termined upon accepting the Yale pro
fessorship for several reasons. He
f will not be restricted merely to lec
tures to Yale students, but will be per
t mitted to lecture if he desires in other
law schools or upon the platform or to
engage in any other occupation which
he sees fit.
Tl e analogy. btwj. tle Tale pro
fessorship and Gover Clkveland's re
lation with Princeton appealed to Mr.
Taft strongly, and when many of his
olose friends and advisers wrote to
him approving his acceptance of the
chair at Yale, he decided to take it.
The president expects to spend several
seeks after March 4 in Augusta, Ga..
where he has passed two winter va
cations.
ARKANSAN HONORED
Governor-Elect Presented With Loving
Cup by Public Lands Committee.
Western Newspaper LUnlon News Service.
Washington.-As a token of the high
esteem in which they hold Congress
man Joe T. Robinson, retiring chair
man of the Public Lands Committee of
the house, the members of the commit
tee, both Republican and Democrats,
Joined in honoring the governor-elect
of Arkansas by presenting him with
a handsome silver loving cup, appro
priately engraved.
The cup, which is as large as a
peck measure, was presented by Rep
resentative Scott Ferris of Oklahoma,
who, in a brief speech, thanked the
retiring chairman for the genial, cor
dial and patient way in which he has
presided over the committee and ex
pressed the sincere regret of the com.
mittee over his loss.
Mr. Robinson replied feelingly. At
the same time Mr. Robinson was pre
sented with the resolution adopted
Iunanimously by the committee, in
which the people of Arkansas were
congratulated upon their sagacity in
choosing him for their governor and
In which the hope was expressed, that
still higher honors await him.
Snowfall In Texas.
Fort Worth.-Four Inches of snow
fell in southern Texas following a
sudden drop In the temperature. For
the first time in 20 years the people
were out in sleighs.
Fight Opens in Senate.
Washington.-The long threatened
fight in the senate over the confirma.
tion of President Taft's nominations
for office broke on the floor of the
senate, and in the first skirmish the
Democrats were successful in prevent
ing an executive session, demanded by
Senator Cullom. Republican. The re
sults of the encounter were uncertain,
but the Reputlicans threatened to con
tinue efforts to secure an executive
session for action on the score of ap
pointments now pending.
Want Money for Red River.
Washington.-Representative Good
win of Arkansas announced that he
would ask congress to appropriate at
least $150.000 this year for improve
ments on the Red River. The eati
mates of the board of engineers calls
for but $75,000, and some of the mem
bers of the rivers and harbors com.
mittee of the house want even this
anmunt reduced. Representative Good
win and Watlkins of LMoisana wi1
lenad the figt btor the Red river.
NEWS OF LOUISIANA
Many Prominent Speakers to
Address Farmers' Confer
ence in January.
ELECTION TANGLE GROWING
Jacobson, Who Received Largest Num
ber of Votes Cast, to Take Con
test Into Higher Courts.
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Baton Rouge.-A list of speakers
and lecturers has been selected to ad
dress the farmers here January 6 to
17 in the fourth farmers' demonstra
tion conference. These speakers in
addition to the regular faculty of the
Agricultural College of the State Uni
versity. Of the faculty workers to
lecture and demonstrate will include
Dr. W. R. Dodson, Dr. W. H. Dalrym
pie, E. L. Jordan. A. F. Kidder. II. G.
Lee, Edward Richardson, J. B. Gar
rett, J. E. Halligan, George I. Tiebout
and Miss Elizabeth Kelley.
Among the prominent agriculturists
to participate in the conference are
G. C. French, secretary of the South
western Boys and Girls' Hog Club,
Fort Worth. Texas; Hugh Van Lelt,
editor of the Kibmlal's Dairy Farm.
the National Dairy Magazine, and one
of the foremost authorities on darying
in the United States: J. B. Davidson.
professor of agricultural engineering
of Iowa State College: Governor Hall.
Dr. Oscar Dowling, of the State Board
of Health: T. H. Harris, state super
intendent of education; Bradford
W: Knapp. in charge of the farmers' co
operative demonstras!on work of the
United States Department of Agricul
ture: Mason Snowden, in charge of
as the demonstration work in Louisiana;
E. O. Bruner. commissioner of agricul
W ture; S. Iocke Breaux. of New Or
is leans: L. N. Brueggerhoff. secretary of
he state fair: George A. Villere, presi
dent of the Cloverland Dairy Com
e- pany: Dr. A. T. Peters, Illnios biologi
cal laboratories: B. Wade Hewett,
te manager of the East Baton Rouge
c- Truck Association, and Archibald
r-i Smith, profesor of animal industry,
er Mississippi Agricultural and Mechani
cal College.
eh
, TO CONTEST ELECTION
[r. Mix-Up Due to Failure of Officials to
LI do Their Duty In Filing Returns,
to -
hWestern Newspaper Union News Service.
It. Shreveport.-In so far as proceed
al Ings to date are concerned, Walter R.
SJacobs has lost his fight for the office
of Justice of the peace of Ward 8, con
sisting of Caspiana and Forbing pro.
cincts, which office is being held by
H. M. Sutton, under a commission is
sued on the face of the returns from
Fbrbing, the only precinct making
1g official report. Caspiana's returns,
which gave Jacobs the ward's ma
jority, were not filed. District Judge i
Sutherlln dismissed a suit that Jacobs
filed to correct an error, and also de
a nied an injunction requested against i
r- the district clerk to prevent Sutton i
'f being sworn in. The court, however, t
reserved Jacobs' right to file a con- i
* tested election suit or a suit demand- i
ing his title, and it is understood a 1
h contested suit will be filed.
Italians Escape From Jail.
Natchitoches.--eorge and Joe Pin
I nno, two of five Italians in jail, charg
ed with the murder of Joe Mandella, I
I made their escape by sawing through E
a the window bars of their cell. Joe is
18 years old, five feet eight inches, I
weight about 140. George is 28 years i
old, but looks older, and weighs about t
'175, height five feet eight inches. i
Sheriff J. W. Freeman has offered a (
Sreward of $100 for their apprehension.
The Indications are they are making e
Stheir way to New Orleans to embark I
for their native land. The murder
Swas a most atrocious one with all the
characteristics of the Italian vendetti.
Attempt to Wreck Passenger Train. c
Plaquemine.-An attempt was made s
to wreck the fast Texas and Pacific S
train, known as the Texas-Colorado, e
r at the crossing on the St. Louis plan- t
* tation, a short distance below town. i
Several pieces of iron were placed on t
the track. Fortunately the engineer
saw the danger in time to slow down
his train, but could not bring it to a
I stop. The engine was derailed, caus. r
ing a delay of one hour. No one was o
hurt. A negro boy named Ernest Lit- ti
tIe was charged for the crime and b
placed in jail. A
SLake Charles.-When his clothing n
Scaught in a revolving shaft the body
of Weber Long, a negro, aged 17 years,
- was crushed at a lumber plant. Long J
was employed at the mill. The man ts
had been dead thirty minutes before re
Shis lifeless body was discovered by t1
Don Windson, assistant foreman. c
Election Date Changed.
Lake Charles.-The primary election
on the new judeshlp of this district y
will not be held on December 30. Gov- a
ernor Hall was wired to postpone the
date of the election thirty days in or- t'
der that the primary might be held T
after December 30. The right to hold *
the primary before the new parishes
had been officially organized prompt
ad this move. It was believed that
an LJaunction would have been asked o
as to the legality of the election had S
th date met bhern chaned a
LEVEE BOARD CHANGES
New Members Appointed by Governor
Take Seats-Officers Elected.
Western Newspape.r U'nion N: ws ervice.
Tallulah. - '1he Fifth Louislana
Levee Board held its regular meeting
here last week to allow the new mem
bers of the board, recently appointed
by Governor Hall, to qualify, and to
elect a president of the board, the
presidency having been made vacant
by Governor Hall's appointing T. P.
Kell as a member from Madison par
ish to succeed J. T. .McClellan, who
has been president of the board for a
number of years.
E. C. Rhodes, of Concordia parish,
was elected president of the new
board, with O. W.-4ampbell, also of
Concordia. as secretary. Mr. McClel
lan, the former president of the board.
was elected general inspector of
levees.
The new members of the board who
qualified are: R. L. Hall. of East Car
roll: J. M. Johnson and T. P. Kell.
of Madison: S. D. Watson. of Tensas,
ant E. C. Rhodes, of Concordia.
J. M. IHamley. of East Carroll; .. T.
Young, of Tensas, and E. D. Lambdin.
of Concordia, are the old members
who were reappointed.
In accepting the position of gen
eral inspector Mr. McClellan stated
that he appreciated the selection of
himself for the position and that he
accepted it both as a compliment and
a sense of duty and would give his
best efforts to assist the president and
new board to become acquainted with
the affairs of the levees.
Investigation Urged.
Lake Charles.-United States Court
for the Western District, for Louisiana
convened in the new courtroom of the
federal building. Judge Alec Boarman
presided. Judge Boarman set some
cases for trial at this session and con
tinued others until the next term. The
case of the United States vs. W. f.
Simmons was set for the Shreveport
term, to begin March 17. The grand
jury was charged by Judge Boarnman
on the importance of a close investi
gation into the charge of peonage.
Judge Boarman dealt at length with
the ncessity of giving the "under dog"
the proper protection of the law, aid
read the federal statute fixing the pun
ishment of those who were found
guilty of peonage.
Land in Dispute.
Baton Rouge.-Fred Grace, register
of the state land office, has returned
from Monroe,- tWere, ln company with
Assistant Attorneya General C. A. Gon
dren, he looked after the interest of
the state in a land case before United
States Commissioner O'Kelley. In this
suit the state is trying to prove the
character of some lands taken from
the United States government in 1850,
and resold by the state. The lands
were taken under the swamp land
grant. The title of the state to the
lands was attacked on the grounds
that the lands were not swamps.
Sewerage Bonds Sold.
Opelousas. - The Interstate Trust
and Banking Company, of New Or
leans, was the successful bidder at
the sale of $16,000 sewerage bonds
made by the board of sewerage com
missioners. Its bid was par and ac
crued interest, with an allowance to
complete the sewerage system, which
started here four months ago, the pre
vious issue not being sufficient to
construct the system in accordance
with the plans.
Levee Cave Causes Worry.
Plaquemine.-The cave in the levee
in front of town is attracting consid
erable attention. The lateness of the
season in which to build a levee be
fore the water comes up, and the fact
that about two dozen buildings have
to be removed, are the cause. United
States Engineer Knoblock, of New
Orleans, was on the ground. Several
employees of the State Board of En
gineers were running lines for a new
levee.
Arrested for Wife Desertion.
Alexandria. - James Marshall, a
painter, was arrested here on the
charge of wife desertion. The arrest
was made on a telegram received from
Sheriff W. O. Pankhurst, of Genessee
county, Mich. The telegram stated
that Marshall was wanted In Fliwt
Mich., for deserting his wife and his
two minor children.
Will Build New School.
Houma.-The Board of School Di
rectors opened bids for the erection
of an agricultural school and awarded
the contract to A. A. Bonvillian. The
building will be known as the Bourg
Agricultural School. which will cost
approximnately $8,200. It will be a
modern two-story building.
Plaquemine.-A negro named Austin
Johnson, living on the St. Louis p:;ti
tation, was accidentally killed by his
revolver fa!ling out of his scabbard to
the floor, causing the weapon to dis
charge, the bullet entering his body.
Negro Dragged by Cars.
Lafayette. - Leon Wi'llson, a negro
youth, employed at the depot, while
attempting to cross the Southern Pa
cific main crossing, was caught be
tween the freight cars and dragged
The wounds are painful, but not neces
sarily fatal.
New Clubs Organized.
Stonewall.-S. M. Yeates, instructor
of agriculture at the Stonewall High
School organized corn and cotton clubs
at Grand Cane sad Glostg,
U. S. CONSIDERINS
e MEXICAN AFFAIRS
na
m- Conditions Regarding Ameri
to cans Have Not Improved
he Since Last Warning.
nt
P.
o AMERICANS BEING KIDNAPED
a
;h, Bandits Force Tribute to Cause-Offi
cials Considering Note
of Carefully.
cl
d.
of Western Newspaper Union News S.rvtce.
Washington.--Ienry lane Wilson,
ho American ambassador to .lexico. who
ir- has been here in c(onference. with State
11" Department officiais regarding condl
18' tions growing out of Ihe Mexican revo
lution, left last week for New York
T. preparatory to sailing for his post
u" without the expected note of represen
rs tations which this governimnt is pre
paring to be sent to the Mexican gov
n- ernment demanding 'prote Ltion for
American citizens and property.
of This action is taken as a further
he evidence of the intention of the ad
ministration to deal with this delicate
is and difficult situation with circu:n
id spection and in a spirit of delihera,
th tion. The communication is being pre
pared with the greatest care at the
State Department and will be trans
ferred to the American ambassador
rt shortly after his arrival in M1exico
ta City, early in January.
he The deliberations with which the of
u ficials are moving in the preparation
te of the case of the United States vs.
n. Mexico is expected to result in the
pe production of a brief that is expected
K. to bS well nigh unanswerable except
rt by a promise of prompt and adequate
Id action on the part of t'ae Mexican gov
in ernment to fairly and fully meet the
ti. demands of the United States in the
e. matter of the protection of Americant
th interests in Mexico.
C" Justification for this demand by the
Xd United States government is declared
n- to be found in the numerous reports
id to the State Department from every
quarter to the general effect that coa.
ditions in Mexico have grown worse
since the dispatch of Secretary Kegt's
note of protest last September and
ed that there has been a marked Increase
in brigandage and the kidnapilg of
ts Americans for ransom and In the I6vy
n ing of force war loans by the rebels
upon American mines and plantations.
is
le REPORT AGAINST BOARD
0, Commission Finds That Swamp Land
Is Should not Have Been Sold.
1e Western Newspaper Union News S-rvlce.
is Memphis, Tenn.-According to the
report of a government commission
Just made Moon lake, a drained land
district, belongs to the government
It and its ground, made ready for agri
r- cultural purposes, should not have
it been sold by the St. Francis Levee
is Board, against which the investigation
I. is directed. R. E. Lee Wilson & Ca
e. bought thousands of acres of this land
o from the Levee Board months ago at
h a price ranging from 60 cents to one
. dollar an acre. Par* of it was to be
o drained and sold to nome seekers at
e $30 and $50 an acre. From the time
the water left this land until the pres
ent day, squatters settled on it, be.
lieving it etill belonged to the govern
Sment. New owners attempted to oust
Sthem after coming in possessialon of
e the property and this caused suits In
the federal courts of Arkansas.
o Trip to Establish Government
i Jacksonville, Fla.-Whether the time
v is now opportune for the establish.
I ment of civil government in the Pana.
- ma canal zone is the purpose of the
r present trip of President Taft to that
region. The president announced this
In a speech here, it being the first
explanation he has given of the pur.
a pose of the visit. You may think I
s could ascertain this as well in W'ash
t ington, but I don't know," said the
1 president. "At any rate I am going
Sand I expect to Issue the order creat
I Pg the new government in the zone
t if I find conditions warrant it."
To Make Indian Land Report.
Guthrie. Okla. - Federal Inspector
Cook left Pawhuska, Okla., for Wash
ington to report to the Interior l);.part
ment on Indian land oil lease condi
tions as he has found them at Paw.
huska, and throughout the Osage In
dian country during the past few
weeks' inspection. It was on Mr.
Cook's preliminary report, It is said.
that .President Taft recently wired
Superintendent Carrol of the Osae
Indian agenc(. that he would not a~
prove "blanket" leases for Ioo,000
acres of oil lands recently made by
'he Osage Indian council.
Race Commission Meets.
Athens, Ga.--The T'niversity Com
mission on Southern Race Problems
in the final meeting of its 1912 confer
ence here, selected Richmond, Va., as
its meetinig place for next year. It
was decided to convene on December
I~, 191.. Representatives of 11 Souith
emrn col!eres and universities attended
the meeting this year. Dr. c. H.
Prough of the U'niversity of Arkansas
is chairman of the commission and
SProf. W. M. llunley of the University
of Virginia, scretay.

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