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THE MADISON JOURNAL.
3OUN'TREE BROS., Publishers TALLULAH, MADISON PARISH, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, MARCH'i 14, 1914 NEW SEIllIES--VO 14
I' FREE FRANK
- SrTtMONY FOUND IN THE
ItAT MURDER MYSTERY
PINTS TO PERJURA
Wrote Were Written on
Old Discarded Pad in the
/Kgaper Union New.s Se.fes
Ga.-Evidence was made
oe which attorneys for Leo
sentenced to be hanged
-i' the murder here of Mary
a tctory girl, last April,
placed the case in an en.
light Frank's lawyers as
they are in possession of
the mysterious "murder
figured so prominently
et the factory superintend
written in the basement of
where they were found
bidy of the murdered girl and
office as claimed by C
Wiley. negro sweeper at the iN
.Sd chief witness against
that he wrote the
Instance of the convicted
ga his dictation. Conley said
lless stand that Frank took
pad from the desk and hand
is the negro told him to write
thereon. Thli Conley tee
Is claimed by the defense
Aluhlaation of the "murder A
pes that they were written
radr blank which had been
four years before the mur
Sfblrer master mechanic at
fhetary who left the firm`
The signature of this man H.
,t Is asserted, appears In
asy on the paper, together
elsmt bliterated record of I
beyiAs say they have tree
aglr sad Identified it They
ta Becker's office was on a
aer from Frank's and was
eat when he left the factory
taken to the basement.
be highly unlikely, they 1
tlat Frank would have had t
Muud and discarded order pad d
pelat which it was claimed P
tfu theory was that the or- 0
atye at the factory at the t
h urder bore the date line r
that on which the mur- i
were written was dated n
SPARE TERAAZAS I
to Waive the Raneem a
s rase Intervention.
Teas.-Failure to par the
Almaaded for Luis Terrasas
result In the prisoner's ex
ase'ilag to a telegram re
treo General Villa at Chi
deelar d, however, th.t
C" a certainly would expose
i r* hes v 'I'tr- *t 'orr'On
prisoners father, Gen. Luts
stralna from political ao
Lull, it Is aserted, l
held as a hostage to
pefoible his 'thler's efforts
of General Huerta. Iven
warnings, It Is declared.,
uerrsas hbe aidea the
iseranment with men and
a week ago. when Oeaeral U
that his ostlence was at I
_de0a to walve the matter
eame through representat
by General Carrani and S
to Ville from hrederce I
Oars pointed out that to I
'as for B.I.'""IU." II
d be a barbarity. which,
*' ten of inM-n'atiw' -*-.-.
illirag ofn Wm. 8. Benton,
Injure the Constltu
an..e in the United 8tates
if Morgan Made Profit.
-ln a letter to Howard
n of the N. Y., N. H.
. J.P. Moran & Co. ade
Iatiemesnt of flscal relations
ishe horse of Morgan and the
S Its allied companies from 1
1914. The statement shows 1
period the Morga bohouse
Sthe handllne of New P
sidary companles' seeurrI
per value of $333,082,.803.
the firm realied a total
Sedy Spirited Sack.
Te-.-The multilated body
Vergara, Texas ranchmana, 1
brought to the Amerles
Rio Orande tn the early
y forain&, stabUi
all qaesten the facet of
aft he r was selsed bfy i
hed smmd the atve.r,
m t be d-.. (ur,,
ad m RR"
HELEN RING ROBINSON
Snator Helen Ring Robieon of a
Colorado, who took a prominent part 2
In the suffrage conventio n Wash.
FOR LAND OFFICE1
r ANDREW V. SMITH RETIRES BE, s
k CAUSE FINANCIALLY UNABLE I
1 TO CONTINUE CAMPAIGN.
' LEAVES ONE IN THE RACE "
I Says Existing Corrupt Practices Act
Does not Go Far Enough in Pro.
testing Outside Candidates.
I weute Newusep.r aol.. News. see..
SLittle Rock.-Andrew V. Smith, reps
Sesentative of Bradley county in the t
Slast Legislature and private secre
Stary to Governer Futrell, has with
drawn from the race for Commissioner
of State Lands, Highways and Im
d provements, leaving W. B. Owen un
opposed. Financial inability to con
e tinue the race is assiaed as the
Sreason assigned for his withdrawal.
in his address to the voters of the state
i he says:
"My financial arrangements for this
race have proven entirely insufficient. C
I have spent as much as any man
should have to spend to get the office,
and yet I have been able to cover but
I a small part of the state. i
"The only result that I can see of i
the new 'corrupt practices act' Is to t
put an honest man at the mercy of the I
unscrupulous. It will also operate to a
keep new men out of office, because I
an outsider. cannot legally employ such
campaign force as the other fellow al
ready has at his command, paid for by i
the state. I
"I am in favor of the 'corrupt prac- I
tice' act which will make the candl- I
4 dates go before the people, Just as two
parties to a lawsuit must go before a
Jury. No political clrcular or speech I
. should be sent out without a oopy hay.
* Ing been served on the opposing mn- I
I didate, and a chaaee given him to send
Shis answer along with it, and there
shaould be some authority to regulate I
* the public canvass of the state. I
I/ "This is the first time I have ever
I been in politics, and I only entered this
Srace out of a desire to put the new
highway cset into operation. Having
r written that law and secured Its pus
( age through the last legislature, I
I naturally felt much interest in seeing
it given a fair trial. I realise, that I
* have not been able to get my case be- I
t fore the jury up to this date, and I I
'have failed to raise the necessary
money it would take to get the evl
dence before the people between now I
, and the primary election. 1
"To stay in the rame any longer uan.
* der the elrcumstances would simply I
mean to hold out false hopes to many
supporters and occasion needless per
'onal and financial sacrifice to those
d friends wholr trying to help me, but
I. who like myself are poor and anable I
e to ramise what is actumily needed to
5 get the facts before the people.
e "As I sed' it, I have but one eourse
* to purure and that is to get out, re
-I turn to my law practice and try to
*I make up the mouey I have expended.
I I can never express how deeply I ap
I prediate the loyalty and zeal that hasr
3. been displayed by many flends, and I
I to them I want to extend my lncerest
Income Tax Vields $5o0,nO.
SWuashington.r-The income tax law I
5. bids fair to live up to the expetato I
I of the administration by producinlg
l abouat $50,000,000 auually in revenue I
bI paid by 425,000 individuals. Although I
I the Treasury Department decided not
7 to make pubtle reports of aollectrs,
S itt Is known that more than 400,00 I. 4
," Iliuals asl made rwearse In the at 1
- dstriass up to Memdiy dal , whien 4
urn uI m o
BE RICHEST STATE A
REPORT OF COMMISSIONER BRUN
ER SHOWS 1913 PRODUCTS
WORTH $249,246,000. W
MORE COTTON AND CORN w
Declares Natural Advantages Are Su-,
perior to Those of Any
Other State. A
Western Newspaper Union News S.ervice.
Baton Rouge.-Louisiana, with its p
agricultural, mineral and industrial ad- p
vantages, has every requisite neces- L
sary to become the wealthiest and most D
prosperous state in the Union, accord- v
ing to E. O. Bruner, state commission- p
er of agriculture and immigration, who A
has just issued the annual report of Ii
his department. r
A summary of the report shows that T
the products for the year 1913 were S
worth $249,246,000. The agricultural B
products, the yield from only 5.500,000 0
acres, had a total valuation of $166,- it
241,000. Despite the fact that the 1913 1
season was one of the most unfavor- 1
able ever experienced in this state, the V
cotton crop exceeded the previous year A
by 56,469 bales and the corn crop C
gained 8,031,976 bushels. C
In commenting upon thb review of q
the year, Mr. Bruner said:
"lie health of the state has been
excellent. We have suffered no great
disasters. Our people generally have
known only peace. Yet, like all states,
but with absolutely no reason, we have
some knockers, growlers and calamity
"Our natural advantages are su- a
perior to those of any other state. Our p
lands are most fertile. Our climate
is both delightful and hedpful. Our
pastures are perennially green. Our
water supply is inexhaustible. The out r
put of our oil and gas wells, sulphur h
and salt mines, is unequaled in the
world. Our soil will produce, and our
farmers are now raising nearly every- r
thing that grows.
"Our immigration department has a
been crowded with work answering in- I
quirles about our state, locating set- a
tiers and assisting them in every way c
possible. The result is that thousands t
of desirable immigrants have made e
Louisiana their home. Thousands and
thousands of acres of land have been
made to yield abundantly, bringing
greater wealth to the farmer and great
er prosperity to the state.
"We have, in the last two months,
organized two very important associa
tions. One was at Fort Worth, Texas,
by the commissioners of agriculture
of the Southern States, called the Mar
ket Association, the object being to
assist tlhs farmer in marketing his
t products. The second was organized
in Baton Rouge, and called the Parish
f Fair Association, the object being
to fix dates for parish fairs, the eli
s mination of undesiraple attractions
3 and the encouragement of agricultural
B fairs generally.
1 "In this battle for a greater and
I- more prosperous Louisiana my depart
F ment and all of its branches are en
listed, and we want the people to re
p. gard this department as headquarters.
1_ Call on us at any time, day or night
D We want to help the people raise more
a and better crops. Any information we
b have or can obtain that will be of as
l sistanee to the farmer In solving his I
r. farm marketlng problems will be
j cheerfully furnished for the asking.
e We are here to serve the people of this
e state, and all communications will
receive prompt attention."
SELULOTT POWERS ACQUITTED
B Admitted Shooting Down HIs Victim,
but Is Freed by Jury.
I Water Newspaeppi. Ca4nu News ,ervdee.
I Donaldson. - The jury in the
,case of Elliott Powers, accused of the
I murder of Martin Cannon, returned a
y verdict of "not guilty," notwithatand
I. Ing the fact that he had admitted
r shooting down his victim from am
bush, and urged a his Justification
i. that Cannon had been circulating scur
y rllous reports about him. The verdict
y is severely criticised on all sides.
r Judge Wortham expressed his disap.
t The evidence showed that two days
e after Powers' 17-year-old daughter.
SIUly, had left her father's home aad
gone to Martin Cannon's house and
* Powers had learned that be was ac
. cased by Cannon of having had Im
e proper relations with his elder daugh
. ter, Annie, that he had laid in wart
in a field adjoining Cannon's home and
a shot Cannoe down from ambush while
d his victim was sitting on the front
it porch of his hoae.
WIld Grass RIval of Leepedez.
Baton Roage-A survey was began
r by the State Conversatle Commis.
a sion, working in cooperation with the
g United States Department of Agricl
Ie tare, to find to what exteat pal flname
b gras, naew prolific i the marsh lands
t aloang the gul coast, can be growrn tain
s, louIslnas. Th* grassreows wild . a
- e al ysis shows wt ito .
Spgresteaesy the sma bsed value bo
a senle -a o as leasuMe hey, O
ADJ. GEN. McNEESE ISSUES OR.
DER FOR IT TO BEGIN
Wetern Newspaper Caton News Service.
Baton Rouge.-The annual inspec
tion of the Louisiana National Guard
by officers of the United States army
will begin on April 1, according to an
order just issued by Adjutant General
Oswald W. McNeese.
The dates for the inspection follow:
First Infantry Band at Baton Rouge,
April 1; Company E, Baton Rouge,
April 2; Company H, Baton Rouge,
April 3; Company I. Amite. April 4;
Company G. Bogalusa, April 6; Com
pany A, New Orleans, April 7; Com
pany B. Gretna, April 8; Company K, h
Lake Charles, April 9; Company C, G
DeRidder, April 10; Company M, Lees- a
ville, April 11; .Company L, Shreve
port, April 13; Company F, Ruston, c
April 14; Company O, Monroe, April k
15; headquarters, First Infantry, Mon- ci
roe, April 15; First Separate Cavalry a
Troop, New Orleans, April 22: Second e
Separate Cavalry, Jennings, April 24; p
Battery C, Washington Artillery, New
Orleans, April 16; headquarters, Wash
ington Artillery,, New Orleans, April b
17; Battery A, Washington Artillery, s
New Orleans, April 20; Battery B, f
Washington Artillery, New Orleans,
April 21; Ambulance Company, New h
Orleans April 23; State Arsenal, New b
Orleans, April 17, and state heed
quarters, Baton Rouge, April 27.
NEW BRIDGE SEEMS CERTAIN i
Congressman Morgan Says There Will n
Be no Diffuculty in Passing Bill. to
Western Newspaper Unton News Service. g
Baton Rouge.-'The new bill for the 1
building of a bridge across the Mis- a
sissippi river at Baton Rouge will
This is the opinion of President So- e
lon Farrnbacher, of the Baton Rouge
Chamber of Commerce, who has just a
returned from Washington, where he p
held a conference with Congressman
Lewis Morgan on the measure. "Con- d
gressman Morgan assured me," said I
Mr. Farrnbacher, 'that there would be p
little difficulty in securing the pas- i
sage of the measure. In New York b
I saw F. B. McQueety, who is looking 1
after the pomotion of the construction r
of the bridge. He firmly believes that r
the construction of the bridge will be
easily financed." f
PROHIBITIONISTS ARE ACTIVE
Effort Will Be Made to Secure En
forcement of Webb-Kenyon Law.
westera Newuieper CUos News sevte. I
. Baton Rouge.- The Anti-saloon
League forces of Louisiana are going I
to make an effort at the approaching
session of the General Assemlty in
May to seepre the passage of a law
that will nake the WebbKenyon act I
of Congress effective in Louisiana.
The Anti-saloon League will also fight a
to secure the passage of a law that I
would prohibit the shipment in Louisl
ana of liquor from wet to dry parishes. I
The league wants also a law to
strengthen the hands of the authorl
ties in dry territory . The Webb-Ken
yon law prohibits the shipment of II
quor from a wet state ito a dry state
on the state's making the law opera
.tice within its limits. A. W. Turner,
superintendent of the Anti-saloon
League, will open headquarters in
Baton Rouge during the early part of
SMay, and be here during the entire
session of the General Assembly.
' OPPOSES THE FEDERAL UNE
Houston Experts Appear Before Wash. I
) Ington Authorities to Protest.
Weteor Newspaper Unto. News Serea
Wuhlngton.-Joe 8. Cullinan of 1
Houston, Texas, former president of
the Texas Pipe Line Company, ap
S peared before Indian Commissioner
a Sells and Lieutenant Commander Boyd
a of the Navy Department in opposition
I-to the building of a proposed govern
2 ment oil pipe-line from the Oklahoma
L- oil fields to the Gulf of Mexico. Mr.
a Oullinan, who is considered an expert
on the pipe line matters, does not
t think the scheme feasible because he
L believes the government could not sue
> cesefully operate an oil field. He also
doubted the wisdom of government
s ownership in competition with private
A He will submit later a written brlef
I covering his objections to the govern
> ment entering the oil business and
i- building a pipe line. Mr. Cullinan is
- the first who has appeared before the
t investigators in opposition to the gov
1 ernment's entering the oil business to
e assure the navy department of an
tI adequate supply of fuel oil at a reason
Alexandria's Bohemian Colony Grows.
m Alexandria.--There are now forty
I- eilghttamilles In the Bohemianl colony
eI in the pine woods near this city. They
are arriving at the rate of one to three
t familie a day. A quantity ot seed was
Sordered for planting. The eonstru
,.* of a schoel bluldag was eom
Smaede Memayr. The famies are arCm
n rivnag rson mdly that there ar meot
a yet beaes ema So thenl, I a
I m om seuma e will he -'
PLEADS FOR SON
GEN. LUIS TERRAZAS WOULD
GIVE HIS OWN LIFE TO THE
QUARTER MILLION RANSOM
Villa Threatens to Execute the Pris
oner Unless This Sum Is
Weutern Newspaper tnion News ESrvrie.
El Paso.-His eyed filled with tears,
his voice quavering with emotion,
General Luis Terrazas, once known
as "The Hockefellcr of Mexico," ap- go
pealed to Marion Letcher, American th
consul at Chihuahua, now in this city. M.
to save his son, Luis. General Pran Iel
cisco Villa is holding the younger Luis in
a prisoner at Chihuahua, and threaten- ce
ed to kill the son unless the father p ne
pays a ransom of 500,000 pesos (about I
$2.0,000 in American money.)
Once owner of an estate that em
braced the greater part of the Mexican
state of Chihuahua and possessor of a
fortune estimated at $40,000,000 in
gold, General Terrazas indicated that
he cannot pay the ransom demanded
by Villa. His wide estates have been
confiscated by the Mexican rebels and
most of his money has been spent dur
ing the troublesome times of the last
"I am RO years old and neither life
nor money mean much to me," said
the aged man. "My son, Luis, has 13 M
children and they need him. I would
gladly return to Chihuahua and allow
Villa to kill me if he would liberate R
Consul Letcher was deeply moved
by the old man's plea, but was oblig
ed to reply that he can do nothing.
Luis, the son, is about 50 years old,
and for several months has been held
prisoner by the rebels.
At the time of his arrest the rebels t
demanded $650,000 gold as the price of
I his life. The sum was slow in being
paid and Luis was taken out and a
noose adjusted about his neck. Then
be was gently hoisted from his feet.
The torture was repeated until he sig. n
naled that he would pay the sum de- a
manded-all that he had in the bank. d
After this incident he was removed
from the palace, where he had been
confined, and allowed to live under
guard with his family in one of his h
fathers' houses. Women relatives some 1c
time later appealed to Villa to release
him, but Villa was adamant.
IS BLEASE THE WHITE HOPE? s
South Carolina's Governor Says That a
He Is Ready to Meet all Comers. s2
Columbia, 8. C.-Gov. Cole S. Blease t'
t admitted that he expected and was b
- quite prepared for a fslat fight when he C
t appeared on the floor of-the House of a
t Representatives and the results of his ii
visit very nearly came up to his ex- 8
pectations. The governor came upon
the floor to reply to attacks that had 1i
. been made upon him in connection r
with the recent legislative investiga- r
tion of the state asylum.
Representative N. B. Barnwell rais- u
ed the point of order that the govern- I
or was outside his constitutional rights i
in making the address on the floor of
the house. f
"You're a contemptible coward!" z
ashouted Governor Blese. e
Evidently disagreeing, Represents.
tive Barnwell started toward the gov-a.
ernor with fists tightly clenched. Oth
Ser members seized and held him.
"I came here expecting a fight,"
. shouted Governor Blease over the din,
"because I can't stpnd it to have these
lies told about me."
After Representative Barnwell had
Sbeen partially calmed, Governor Blease I
t left the hall.
S Representative W. P. Stevenson,
, who had made a speech on the floor I
a of the house criticising the governor, a
a followed. I
S Governor Blease saw Stevenson and t
promptly pulled off his cot.
"Come on, if you want to fight," he
"I have been in a few fights, but I
e never took off my coat," said Steven- I
son, as he turned and went back into
the legislative hall.
e Bryan Will Visit South America.
Washington.-Secretary Bryan in.
i 'formed the governing board of the
Pan-American Union, that he had ac- I
d cepted the invitation of Chile and will
visit Santiago, Chile, next September
Sat the time of'the meeting of the Fifth I
Pan.American conference. Mr. Bryan
expects to leave here about the mid.
o die of August. He will proceed down
the west coast of South America, stop
iang at Peru, and to return by the
east coast, visiting Argentine, Uruguay
r John Bassett Moore Resigns.
S Washington.-Despite official de
7n aalas, it is presistently rumored that
* the resignation of John Bassett Moore,
a counsellor of the State Department.
. was esaused by his disagreement with
the views of Secretary Bryan as to
the policy of the United States tn
Melco. P rPsident Wilsomna tid
Mr. More's resigastia, which was
S ,tedere~ Omis . a a
vn~sig 0'-'rr lM _rp
MISS LORENA CRUCE
Miss Lorena Cruce, daughter of the TI
governor of Oklahoma, will christen of
the new battleship Oklahoma in
March. Miss Cruce is part Indian and h
repreaentatives of the 40 Indian tribes hf
In Oklahoma will be present at the of
IN DISREPUTE i
CONSTITUTIONALISTS' FATE IN 1
BALANCE DUE TO RECENT
MUST EXPLAIN THE KILLING ol
Rebel Leader May Modify His Stats t
ment of Disregard Toward the
Westera Newspaper nolon Nm ews eree.
Washington.-The fate of the Mexi- tl
can Constitutionalists is hanging in
This is the sentiment expressed by b;
members of President Wilson's cabi- c
Once regarded with favor as per
sons who sought to restore constitu- a
tional government to Mexico, the Con- e
stitutionalists admittedly fallen into c
Only a clear explanation of the kill- o
ing of William Benton and the pursu
ing of a straightforward course in the
future, can restore to Carranza their
lost prestige, it is believed.
Furthermore, it is generally re
ported that unless the killing of Ben.
ton is satisfactorily explained the Con
stitutionalists can never hope to rule
Mexico, no matter what success they
may obtain against Huerta. In the ab
sence of such explanation, it is almost e
certain that Great Britain would refuse a
to recognize Carranza even should he a
s be elected president. Also it is hinted
a Great Britain might persuade other
t nations to withhold recognition and it
s is not impossible that the United
States might be one of those nations.
1 That Carranza is beginning to rea
I lize this fact is believed here. Al.
a ready assurances have been received
- from his friends that he is willing to
modify his announcement that he is u
- under no obligation! to furnish the
- United States with information about
s Benton or any other foreigner. f
f Seretary Bryan received a note
from General Carranzs, signed by e86
nor Fabella, acting secretary of for- 7
eign affairs of. the cabinet of the Con- p
' stitutionalists, assuring the American ,
-. government that the disappearance of
SGustav Baech, the Germsan-American, I
will be promoptly Investigated.
e Repeal of Tolls Exemption.
Washington.-Initial steps to repeal
d the tolls exemption clause of the i
a Panama canal act as requested by t
President Wilson were taken in Con- f
i, gress when the house Committee on 1
r Interstate Commerce reported favor- z
, ably the Sims bill to strike oat the u
provision. In the Senate the Commit- I
d tee on Intercoastal Canals decided to
meet this week to consider the appeal 1
e of the president. While the house is
debating the issue, the Senate com- I
I mittee will consider what course to
1- pursue: whether to recommend a flat
o repeal bill or to urge a compromise
Taft on Newspaper Influence.
Boston.-Former President Taft de
c plored the influence of newspapers to
II jurors in an address here. He said:
"r It is proper for newspapers to com
ment after judgment in a case, but it
Sis the trial of cases in the newspapers
j. before judgment that has led to much
n of the criticism of the courts. Why.
when I was president, I had to pardon
e two or three men who had been con
y victed by public clamor when they
were really innocent"
Thaw Attorney Is Disbarred.
. New York.i-Clifford W. Hartrldge,
t attorney for Harry K. Thaw at his
e, first trial for killing of Stanford
g, White, was disbarred by the Appolate
h Division of the Supreme Court. The
o court found that Hartridge had squa
SIdered $31,000 to inhde women witmed
i es who mlght have trestified aganl
l Thaw to leave the eity. Danll 0'
a Irlly. ethet thd e Thaw lawyms,
It ld S t bes as, ter rvhgs
i. amem l Iles/ S
GREATEST LI NG
PRESIDENT WILSON PRESENI
MEDAL TO COL. GOETHALS,'.
W. I. BRYAN TOASTMASTI,
Col. Goethals Guest of Honor at 1
nual Banquet of National Geeo
Wertern ¢.,w"rper t'nfon new, Se.rvtct.
Washington.--\\ashington paid tl1
ute to Colonel (George Washingt+g
Goethals, builder of the Panama e
The occasion was the annual banqg
of the National Geographic Soclei
with ('olonel Goethals as the guest'
honor, and to receive from the ha
of President \Wilson a special
medal awarded him by the soc
Secretary Bryan was toastmaster
gathered about the banquet table,
d!slinguished scientists of the sod
were President Wilson and his
net, Justices of the Supreme C
members of the diplomatic corps,
officers of the army and navy, lead
in both houses of ('ongress and o
notable figures in the life of the *
Presenting the medal, Presi
Wilson said, in part:
"A society of this sort generally
fers Its honors upon those who
disclosed geography, rather than U
those who have altered it. It is a
of advertiser and custodian of
globe, but it is now about to ho
gentlemen who has had the an
to change the globe.
"We honor tonight the greatest
Ing representative of the engin
profession. It seems to me to be I
ural, if I may say so, with apologies
some of our friends present, that
greatest engineer should come
the United States."
Colonel Goethals received the m
and stood silent, evidently ov
by emotion. Gradually he regained
composure, and feelingly expressed
"It is easier to build canals,"
said, "than to find fitting words
express my gratitude." He made
clear that in accepting the medal,
did It in the name of every a
of the canal army.
WOMEN ASSERT THEMSEL
Suffragettes Throw Down
to the Democratic Party.
W.t.en New.mps.r tP'in News s.rte".
Washington.-All phases of
woman suffrage question were
ed to the house Judiciary Comt
accompanied by cheers, jeers,
and applause. Deserting sent
phases of the suffrage argument,
Crystal Eastman Benedict and
Mary Beard, New York lawyers,
down the gauntlet to the
party in no uncertain terms,
the committee that the political
of the 4,000,000 women, In
states would be visited upon the
unless favorable consideration
given the constitutional amen
for woman suffrage.
Anti-suffragists told the eo
that woman suffrage would be
ful "not only to women, but to
At the conclusion of the
Dr. Walker, trousered and sllk
presented to the committee what
called the "crowning constitutircmal
Sgument" to show that women
have the right to vote under the
. Alabama Wine Iats Rate Cas.
MontogomeryAla. - Alabama
5her long fight against the
Sto enforce the two and one-half
-fare on all lines, when an a
Swas signed by Governor O'Neal
railroad commissioners, the
a and Nashville Railroad Company,
- Nashville, Chattanooga and 8t.
a railway, the Western Railway ofl
i bama and the Central of Georgia
Sway. The agreement puts Into
. the 2 1-2 cent passenger rates in t
o state unless changed by commission. ,
S More Delay In Thaw Case.
Concord. N. H.-Final briefs for
state of New York on the extradi
of Harry K. Thaw were to have
filed here Tuesday, but It was
nounced that Wm. T. Jerome,
senting the New York attorney
al,. had been granted five ad4tiem
h Hot Springs Postmaster Confl
Washington.-The Senate has
n firmed the nomination of RE9
81 Smiley as postmaster at Hot !
y Ark., and W. W. Ward to be
tar at Eudora.
Police Women FaIlure In Chicage.
, Chicago.-Police women were
aI cded here to be a allure at
. disorderly persons of their own
e Lack of physical strength,
* with inordinate curlosity of on
Sers, Chief of Police Gleason said,
. him to remove the women pollee
i have been attempting to handle
. waitresses' boyecott of a dowatowa
Sta at. It was shown that
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