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THE MADISON JOURNAL.
,EOIUNTREIE BROS., Publishers TALLULAII, MADISON PARISII, LOUISIANA, SATUII)AV, FIBIWAIVY :$, 1914 NE\1 SEil~E--V,
DEED BY REBEL GEN
MAY FORCE CRISIS IN
and Heartless Assassina
Meet Bitterly Condemned
. Citizens of El Paso.
smapr tlon New. Servlee.
-The summary execu
ggsm S. Benton, of Chihua
ajsect of Great Britain, by a
upon order of Gen. Villa,
has aroused a storm that
about a crisis in Mexican
aad in some quarters it is
that it may lead to inter
Upring-Rice, British ambas
with Secretary Bryan
President Wilson and his
deussed it briefly, and the
at ordered a thorough
by consul representa
t officials say that for
since the present revo
a year ago, the general
bem the United States gov
to Mexican factions to pro
went unheeded, though
e>ery evidence to show that
British ambassador and the
t were advised too
's impending fate to in
ly for him. The news
laehis who had come to be
Gemeral Villa fully realiz
of the American gov
s regard to the protection
in Mexico, particularly
of that country.
T'e--A storm of indignae
slarg the border when it
that William B. Ben
subject and wealthy land
MIaseo, had been executed
kh ares after he had made
int mearal Pranclsco Villa
dprsedations of the Con
A mass meeting was
abaletions were adopted
*M State Department at
its alleged suppres
aumlar report of the Ben
!ei calling on Congress to
the Department of State
of alleged crimes and
eeeigners in Mexico.
mine as the clima of
Seuitlest caused by news
Ot.--The execution of Wit
a British subject, by the
in Juarez, has re
mar by government sup
bhe United States will be
.rat Britain to take some
sly might become In
alsetiemary conditions so
proportions three years
Ie been killed in various
i try about 150 Amerl
participants on both
-6a eolution. However,
ooard the deaths of only
M a Conspiracy.
dman News. eSe.
-tockholders of the
tittion of voluntary
a by clalmants
. passed resolutions
ce the action as
iuanded on malice and
without the least bastis
proce ;nRg" it was
at O70 U o.r m tock
gSeral ?t',ager has
petiti n.eerpd Coer
largest .., $l,4m)0.
bo petiti :s part
pricec ' t~n sold
which a . rned to
a untform : . of 15
Is Going )r,
-adry.- a . -
iM uthe pu:, sale f
will b- r .r.,,0
W. Hooper. Ti,, .-.
all the actions ft:,,
toward the enfrcr.'
law on .larch 1I
*r surppor, th., offl
o the state (,-ulil fur
Siss saloon and red
-. Memphis Iii keep
Left $20' )o.
estate v; , ap
,000, andc -i:ting
l etalte i .con,
i the will of late
I5 tor A. O .:*con.
*" provides tl after
wife and dan r., a
valued am arly
ives to the . v of
BPsIpe as a memo
' twin so . who I
Bacon wU l suo s.
M well as politics
GEORGE E. ROBERTS
George E. Roberts, director of the
mint, is prominently mentioned for a
place on the new federal reserve board
because of his long service in his pres
ent position and his interest in cur
rency reform. He I. a Reoublican and
halls from Iowa.
BY MASKED MEN
QUEEN AND CRESCENT PA88EN
GER TRAIN HELD UP AND
Western Newsperp Unoes News Service.
Birmingham, Ala.-Queen and Cres
cent passenger train No. 1, New Work
to New Orleans, running forty minutes
late, was held up Thursday night at
10:45 o'clock about 12 miles north of,
Birmingham by three masked rob
bers, who secured four sacks of regis
tered mail, said to have contained
more than $100,000 in money and valu.
The men boarded the engine near
the village of Attilla and at the point
of revolvers forced the engine crew
to stop the train, uncouple the mail
car and proceed a mile further south,
where another stop was made and the
engine detached from the car. The
engine was started off again, but be
fore it proceded far was derailed. The
robbers then turned their attention to
the mail clerks, one of whom resisted
and was slightly wounded. After ran
sacking the pouches containing regis
tered mail the men decamped. One
pouch, addressed to New Orleans, con.
taining $10,000 in currency, was over.
looked. The express car was not mo
Engineer B. F. Murphy declares his
first intimation that the men were
aboard the train was when he felt the
pressure of the barrel of a revolver
against his cheek, with instructions to
hold up his hands. He was forced from
his seat while the man who first ap
peared held him and the fireman at
bay another took charge of the engine
At the time Murphy declares the train
was running at speed of about 55
miles an hour.
About 12 miles north of Blmnning
ham, between Irondale and Trussville,
the robbers stopped the train and com
pelled the engine crew to uncouple
the mall car from the rest of the train
and ordered the train crew to remain
with the rest of the trains while they
departed with the mail car and engine.
Two miles further south they stop
ped again, going back to the nail ears.
The mail clerks, suspecting that a
hold-up was In progress, bolted th*
doors and extinguished the lights, but
fearing threats to dynamite the cars
would be put into execution, admitted
the men who forced the clerks to va
cate the car while they proceeded to
Bandits Slay Passengers.
Bellingham, Wash.-Three passen
gers on a Great Northern passenger
train bound for Vanvouver. B. C. re
sIsted three bandits and were shot
to death. Thomas B. Wadsworth, a
Canadian Pacific conductor of Van
·ouver, B. C., R. L. Lee of Bremerten.
Vash.. and M. B. McElhoes, a travel
ig salesman of Vancouver, B. C., were
lilled. Mose of the passengers con.
onted by the bandits threw up their
!nds but four men attempted to re
slt. Three of these were fe!led tl
rn st instantly.
Bank's Liablitlel Double Assets.
Memphis.-Despite an actual short
ago of $1.091,750, creditors of the
,recked Mercantile bank, will realize
:tbout 50 cents on the dollar, accord
ing to the report of J. L. Hutton, state
superintendent of banks. The bank
closed its doors February 9, following
the announcement of the defacation of
its president, C. Hunter Raint, who
now ocuaples a cell in the county Jail.
Thesoures of the hanak at the close
of busanes Pebruary 7, were $1,412,- I
077 S., liaWlttes 8~,tt .
BY U. S. TROOPS
MAXIMO CASTILLO MAY BE EXE
CUTED FOR THE CUMBRE
CAUSED THE DEATH OF 51
Was Taken With Six Followers When
He Crossed Into U nited States
WeO trn \w.p-:,w r lplllan N'i w 'l ' Tw -
El Paso, l'Texs.- --\laximo ('Castillo.
the !4exica.l hI:td'It c.urge d with re-.
sponsibi,jtil for the ('u t:!.re tulr.ne! (li<
aster, in whi ic 10 Ai.\mricans nl 41
others lost their lives, was captured
38 miles south of Ilachita, New Me:;i
co. by American troops.
With the bandit were six followers.
who surrendered without fit-lt. They
were brought here.
Castillo, to avoid a range of moun
tains on the Mexican side, made a
detour which brought. him into Ameri
can territory. Captain White was on
the watch, having received informa
tion from Walter McCormick, Ameri
can manager of Las Palomas ranch
on the Mexican side, that the much
wanted man was in the vicinity.
Whether the prisoner shall be sur
rendered to the rebels is a legal ques
tion. If this is done there is no doubt
that he will'be executed for the Cum
bre disaster. He is not charged with
any crime in the inited States.
Castillo set fire to a freight trian
in the Cumbre tunnel two weeks ago.
The cars were burning when a pas
senger train crashed into it and every
life aboard was lost.
TO EVADE RESPONSIBILITY
Memphis Bank Wrecker\Annoyed by
Rats In His Cell.
Westrau Newspaper nilon New. Service.
Memphis, Tenn.-It is practically
certain that the directors of the Mer
cantile bank have decided not to make
any restitution to depositors of the
funds which it is alleged C. Hunter
The directors assert that in stock,
deposits, surplus shares, deposits of
relatives or corporations with which
they are affiliated they have lost
A special session of the Grand Jury
has been called at which only affairs
of the wrecked bank will be consider
ed, with a view to determining the
extent of liability of bank officials.
Rats, big daring rats, are disturbing
the repose of C. Hunter Raine in the
county jail. He has already lodged
his thousandth complaint about the
creatures, but there Is no way to ex
The first night Raine slept in jail
he was annoyed. He is occupying a
bed recently vacated by two highway
robbers, both of whom were sent to
prison for long terms. The rats chase
each other across his bed nightly, he
OFFICERS OF STOCK GROWERS
J. W. McCleish of Arkadelphia Pro
moted to the Presidency.
Little Rock.-J. W. McCleish of Ark
adelphla was promoted from vice
president of the Arkansas Stock Grow
ars Association to the officle of presl
dent and the following other officers
were elected: M. M. Rutherford, Sul
phur Rock, first vice president; R. D.
Dunlap, Clarksville, second vice presi
dent: John C. Small, Little Rock, seo
retary and treasurer.
Leo M. Frank Must Go to Gallows.
Atlanta, Ga.-Leo M. Prank, under
sentence of death for the murder of
14-year-old Mary Phagan here April
26, 1913, was advanced one step near
er the gallows when the Georgia Su
preme Court susalned the verdict of
guilty of the k'wer court. Frank's
lawyers have not yet given up the bat
tile for the freedom of the young fac
tory superintendent. He received the
news of the Supreme Court's verdict
quietly and refused to comment. He
will be resentenced soon.
May Investigate Rock Island.
Washington.-Another railroad fi
nance investigation was proposed by
Representative Green of Iowa, who in
troduced a resolution requesting the
Interstate Commerce Commission to
inquire Into the financial operations
of the holding company controlling the
Rock Island. The resolution requests
information as to the financial opera
tions by which the Rock Island hold
ing companies were financed as to
the money since expended on Improve
ments and the actual results obtained.
Will Veto the Literacy Test.
Washington, D. C.-Information that
president Wilson will veto the immi
gration bill if it is sent to him from
Congress with the literacy test provi
sion amazed members of the Senate
Immigration Committee. Many of
them confessed that they are bewild
ered. They had determined to retain
the literacy test in their draft of the
immigration measures as it passed the
house, under the Imprmession that the
presiddt weoid aceept the bill It it
-.... the emaets
STATESMAN GIVEN CLEAN
BILL OF MORAL HEALTh
SENATOR T. P. GORE.
OKLAHOMA CITY JURY RETURNS
VERDICT AGAINST HIS
NO BASIS FOR THE SUIT
Robert L. Rogers of Little Rock Made
Strong Argument for the
Western Newspaper Canion News Rerlce.
Oklahoma City, Okla.-"We, the jury
impaneled in the case entitled Minnie
E. Bond vs. Thomas Pryor Gore, find
that the evidence is insufficient upon
which to predicate a suit and that
said evidence wholly exonerates the
defendant, Thomas Pryor Gore; and
we further find, that, in our opinion,
the facts in the case were entirely
insufficient upon which to base a suit;
and we unanimously state that at the
conclusion of plaintiff's evidence had
the defendant at that time announced
that he desired to introduce no evi
dence in his behalf and rested his
case, our verdict would have been
the same in that event as the one
which is returned by us, towit: In
favor of the defendant, Thomas Pryor
Such was the verdict returned by the
jury in the case of Mrs. Minnie E.
Bond against Senator Gore. The jury
reached a decision on the first ballot.
It was unanimous for Senator Gore
and denied Mrs. Bond one cent of the
$50,000 she asked from the blind sena
tor, whom she had charged with at
tempting to assault her in Washing
ton. D. C., in a hotel on March 24,
At his final words, "in favor of the
defendant," those near the front of
the room heard Mrs. Gore utter a sti
fled cry as she leaped from her chair,
grasped ths hand of the senator and
whispered something into his ear.
When she turned and shook hands
with Henry Carpenter foreman of the
jury, tears were streaming down her
face. Senator Gore said:
"The verdict confirms my faith that
truth will triumph. I never for a mo
ment doubted the outcome at the
hands of a jury."
Robert L. Rogers Makes Charges.
Attorney RobergL. Rogers of Ut
tile Rock, Ark., long a personal friend
of Senator Gore, caused a ripple of
exeitement In addressing the jury,
when he charged that J. P. Murphy, a
well-known Oklahoma lawyer now liv
ing In Washington, planned the con
spiracy against Gore. Some years ago
McMurray sought to prosecute claims
for nearly $3,000.000 fees from Indians
of Oklahoma in connection with the
transfer of their lands, and Senator
Core fought McMurray's claim.
Rogers asserted that Senator Gore
was the only man who had "nerve"
enough to oppose McMurray, and in
retaliation, the conspiracy to ruin him
had been planned. "Oklahoma has a
home for such conspirators," he cried.
"It is over at McAlester." The state
penitentiary is located at McAlester.
Country Schools the Solution.
Hot Sprlngs.-Satisfled by results
already obtained, that agricultural de
velpoment, the establishing of social
centers in rural communities and the
building of adequate country school
houses and the p!acing of education
on the same high standard as is found
in city schools. solves two Important
questions of the present day, the keep
ing of the young men and woman on
the farm and good roads, Governor A.
O. Eberhart of Minnesota discussed
these projects here last week.
Lecture on Flood Control.
Washlngton.-John A. Fox of Mem
phis, secretary-manager of the Missi,
sippi Valley Levee Association, will
deliver an illustrated lecture on flood
control in the Mississippi valley at the
University Club here Saturday night.
"We have every reason to eongratu
late ourselves," said Mr. Fox, "on get
ting an appropriation of $7,,00,000 in
the house Rivers and Harbors bill for
the Mississippi river. That amount
may be increased about two mllions
by the Seaste,"
YIELDS TO DESPAIR
SUICIDE OF GEO. W. MOORE FOL
LOWS A PROTRACTED
WAS PROMINENT CAPITALIST
Wife Out of Room Only Few Minutes
When She Heard Report
Western Newspaper Union New'w S.rvice.
Bernice, La.--George W. .Mloore, a
local capitalist, formerly prominent
merchant and planter of Shiloh, la.
committed suicide Saturday in his home
here. Mr. Moore had long be.n a suf
ferer from cancer, undtrgoing a se
rious operation in New Orleans in
June, 1:,11. It is thought that despair
of getting well led to the dcid. His
friends knew of his affliction, but
seeing him about town often, never
suspected that he would use means to
bring himself to a tragic end.
It is said that Mrs. Mloore had been
absent from the room of her husband
several minutes when the report of a
gun was heard. Returning immedi
ately to the room, she was confronted
by the body of her dead husband,
which presented a ghastly sight as it
lay collapsed and almost headless.
The walls and ceiling of the room
were bespattered with blood and
brains, and fragments of the skull lay
over the floor. Beside the body lay
the shotgun that was used. One bar
rel was empty; the other loaded and
CHANGES SITE OF SCHOOL
Protest Against Location of Negro Uni
versity Heeded by Trustee.
Wetera n Newspaper nlon News Pervlce.
Baton Rouge, La.-The executive
committee of the Board of Trustees
of the Southern University, the Louisi
ana schol for negroes, decided to
change the location of the school from
the Shatter place, four miles north
east of this city, to Scotland planta
tion, owned by the estate of the late
Judge T. J. Kernan, and north of Baton
Rouge on the river front. The place
faces the river on the west, has a
large swamp on the north and the
Standard Oil plant south, and is off the
public road. It is considered that there
can be no valid complaint against the
location of the school on this planta
tion, anm the school will open here on
'March 9. The Shaffer site was aban
doned because of protest.
J. S. Clark, for a number of years
president of the Baton Rouge Colored
Academy, was made president. The
instruction outlined includes work in
shops, field agricultural work and an
elementary department will provide for
Instruction in arithmetic, history and
LOUISIANA CORN SHOW FINE
is One of the Features of the National
Corn Exhibit at Dallas Texas.
Western Newspaper Unloin News Service.
Baton Rouge, La.-Louisiana's corn
display is one of the features of the
National Corn Show at Dallas, Texas,
according to E. S. Richardson, director
of agricultural extension work of the
"Louisiana State University is one
of four agricultural institutions out of
the thirty-four states represented, hav
Ing an exhibit," said Mr. Richardson.
"The exhibit sent over by the agri
cultural department of the 8tate Uni
verslty and the experiment station
covers two of the units of space al
lotted to exhibits of agricultural In
stitutions. The Louisiana display was
the center of attraction among the in
stitutional exhibits. The most exten
sive display was that of the United
States Department of Agriculture.
Sovereign Joe. . Root is Eulogized.
S.reveport, La.-The four Shreve
port camps joinely held public me
morial ceremons as a tribute to the
late Joseph Cullen Root, founder of
the Woodmen of the World. The
principal speakers were Dr. George S.
Sexton and Legislator David B. Sam
uel. Miss Jewell Wallace, of Heflin,
La, recited "Woodmen Poem."
Overseer's Wife a Suicide.
Polnte a La Hache, La--Mrs. Rob
ert Tabony, wife of the overseer of
Woodland plantation, near here, com
mitted suicide by drinking six ounces
of carbolic acid. Physicians reached
her too late to save her life. Mrs.
Tabony's act was the result of des
pondency over the death of her 11
year-old son, her only child, two
Alexandria, La.-The mayor and
city commissioners passed a resolu
tion authorizing the city engineer, I.
W. Sylvester, to make the necessary
investigation to prepare plans and
specifications of cost of gas plant and
system for heating and illuminating
purposes in the city. The resolution
authorizes the city engineer to make
necessary examination of plants situsa
ted in other cities to ascertain the
cost in order to determinq the char
acter of plant which should be Isa
ald a this ity.
FOR A BIG BRIDGE
AT BATON ROUGE
IT WAS AUTHORIZED BY CON
GRESS BY ACT OF
MARCH 2, 1913.
W pr-trn N.,.. 'y ';,-r ['ni,,ll N.,'.. Sr. !ir.
BIaton Otlio . l~a.--Th+, tru,!io,
of a lbri,'te acro- s tih, i. ls is ; ,l
river at itaton lioi.,.e, as aulthlorize d Il,
Io grsli .lr'eh L. I lta,::. pirolaily tide
plinds ltia whether thl e ant of au
thl:riza! ion is antidll ll in t o ;partt
culars, accordinlg to information nltad,
pnbli li, the liston ltouge c hambher o:
ThI ,I ailil:l l lments to be urgld will
iprovidle that the tinme limit for the Ie
gillnnie (if thle const'ilctiot ciorik ht,
ex tended from .March 2. 1!914. to Mn;i ch
2. 191.., aiad that the reqliirtI:ients tIhil
that the bridge be a highway be m:ade
The promoters of the tri!L e com
pany hale bien unalle to finance the
proposition and they Io li,\e that lthl ir
failure is due in part to the hiighway
The Iridlae proos1 mnlist clear the
average high water itmark b1" !it feet. I
With a one pe(r cent grade this wtil
necessitate ihat the applroach be 12.cili
feet. If the highway feat:ire is atlded
this will necessitate anothi-r approach.
Allowing a nmaximum glade of 71t, p'r"
cent, the highway approach would he
I approximnately 1,60 feet in liength.
This added feature would mIake the
I cost of the bridge prohibitive.
GETS INTO COURT
DR. J. V. BONNETTE WAS TAKEN
INTO CUSTODY ON SUSPI
CION OF LUNACY.
Western Newspaper Union News 5ervter.
Shreveport, La.-A knotty family
tangle was disclosed here following
the arrest of Dr. Jesse W. Bonnette,
of Lonoke, Ark., on complaint of his
sister-in-law, Mrs. James V. Bonnette,
of Alexandria, whose busband, Dr. J.
V. Bonnette, of Alexandria, was re
cently placed in jail at that place on
suspicion by members of the family of
being mentally unbalapeed. Mrs. Bon
nette, who came hare with her 3-year
old son, expressed suspicion that her
brother-in-law would attempt violence
in an effort to kidnap her child,
through which he presumably wished
to get control of certain family prop
Dr. Jesse W. Bonnette, after being
held a prisoner several hours, was re
leased on promise to depart from
Shreveport immediately, leaving Mrs.
Bonnette and her child undisturbed.
Charges were made that certain ene
mies, names undivulged, "doped" his
brother, evidently to have his property
taken away, and that his brother is
still under the drug's influence. He
says he came here for his brother as
peace-maker, hoping to persuade Mrs.
Bonnette to return to her sick hus
band, who, according to reports from
Alexandria, was in jail with two train
ed nurses attending.
Dr. J. V. Bonnette, proprietor of the
Bonnette Sanitarium at Alexandria,
was examined by a lunacy commission
composed of local physicians. The
committee handed its report to Judge
W. F. Blackman, of the District Court.
Dr. Bonnette had just returned from
I Hot Springs, where it is said he went
for treatment for an injury received
by falling from an automobile several
weeks ago. On his return he was Jailed
on complaint made by his family. His
wife and child are in Shreveport with
ON DRAINAGE COMMISSION
400,000 Acres to Be Reclaimed Under
Lafourche Basis Plan.
Wutera Nh'ewpaper rnlon New. Seriece.
Monroe, La.--R S. Gibson, manager
I of the Roeuff River Levee and Lumber
Company of Bosco, has been named
member of the Lafourche Basin Drain
age Commission, from Ouachita Par
ish. Mr. Gibson will represent the
lumber and timber interests. The
commission will consist of five mem
bers, one each from Ouachita, More
bouse and Richland and two appointed
by the governor. The backers of the
movement plan to make the comml
sion include two planters, one lumber
man, a banker and a professional man.
Bayou Lafourche Lock Plane.
Napoleonnil, La.-Accordlng to a let
ter just received from Congressman
Lewis .Morgan, the engineers have not
as yet finished the plans for the Bayou
Lafourche Locks, but he says that they
will be completed in a few days. Con
gressman Morgan says he will send a
copy of these plans to the Jock Au
sociatlon as soon as they are com
pleted and also a copy of his bill
which he will introduce asking Con
gress to make an appropriation for the
building of these locks.
Lafayette Votes for a Commission.
Lafayette, La.-The City Council
promulgated the returns of the elec
tion on government by commission,
there being 324 for to 278 against.
Contractor Anderson Offutt, of New
Orleans, was ordered paid $2.000 on his
contract for electrical installations In
the city plant
Natchitoches, La-The dwelling of
SLeopold Levy, Jefferson street, was
- partly burned. The loss was about
16MW, covered by lansrmnoe
CHARLES C. CARLIJ
Representative Charles C. Carlin of
Virginia is one of the three men on
the subcommittee of the judiciary com
mittee that is preparing the anti-trust
bills whose passage is asked by Presi
ASSERTS IN BRIEF JUST FILED
THAT JUDICIAL ERMINE HAS
W.ftern New*pap.r Itni.n News serrvte
Macon, (;a.-l'ositive denial that he
has ever been guilty of official miscon
duct during the 29 years he has held
office, Is made by Federal Judge Em
ery Speer of the Southern District of
Georgia., in a brief submitted to the
Congressional ('omemitee, which re
cently investigated charges against the
judge. This inquiry was directed by
the house committee on judiciary after
formal charges against Judge Speer
were submitted to that body.
Sessions extending over two weeks
were held by the investigating com
mittee at Macon and Savannah, at the
close of which Judge Speer was given
permiesion to submit a reply to the
accusations lodged against him.
In the brief Judge Stpeer reiteratee
declarations made as a witness before
the committee, and answers In detail
many of the charges made against him
by other witnesses. While the original
document was delivered to Represen
tative Webb of North Carolina, chair
man of the committee, the contents
of the 300-page brief have just been
made public here for the first time.
Before answering the specific charg.
es made against him, Judge Speer, in
his brief, denies accusations that he
over was guilty of being tyrannical, die
tatorial. partisan and arbitrary while
on the bench.
Referring to the Jamison habeas cor
pus case, in which he was reversed by
the United States Supreme Court,
Judge Speer holds that the case was
not reversed on its merits, but because
the plaintiff had not exhausted his
remdies in the state courts.
C'harges that the estate of W. A.
Hluff of Macon was unfairly held in
bankruptcy and its assets dissipated,
are answered by the counter claim
that the property finally was sold for
$31,000 more than Huff claimed it was
PLANNING A NEW REPUBLIC
Rumored That Gen. Carranza Wll Be
Head of North Mexican Government..
Chihuahua. Mex.-A plan for the for
mation In Northern 'lexico of a new
republic with General Carransa as
president is being perfected, accord
ing to persistent rumors in circulation
C('ertain rebel leaders intimate that
the delay of the Constitutionalist at
tack on Torreon Is due to the scheme
for the divorce. W'hile (;eneral ('ar
ranta, civil head of the revolution, and
(;,nral Villa, military leader, disclaim
any part in a plan which does not in
clude the overthrow of iluerta, it is
believed by many hlere that the prop
osition for an indP;:endent republic isb
being seriousluy considered by them
Addressed "Ladies of the Jury."
lavenworth, Kan.--For the first
time in lavenworth county the jury
in the district court was addressed
"Ladies and gentlemen" by Judge W.
ii. Wendorff the other day.
Death of Famous Philanthropist.
Philadelphia.-Joseph Fels, aged 61,
millionaire soap manufacturer, single
tax advocate and philanthropist, dies
at his home here from pneumonia. MSr.
Fels spent most of his time advocating
the doctrine of single tax in this coun
try and Great Britain. lie recently
returned from England where he had
given a large part of his fartune to
the creation and maintenance of a
single tax cooperative colony near
London. His employes in this city
benefit by a profit-sharing system.