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BENCH IS DIVIDED in CU8TOMER LOOKED'LIKE WHITE MAN; SOLD FIRE WATER. (BRIBERY IS LATER CHARGED After aloon Men Were Convicted They Had Attorney Seek Clem ency for Them, and Arretta ' , of Three Followed. . Washington. Legal questions aris ing out of the sale of liquor to an In' dian who looked like a white man have placed the supreme court In a (quandary. 1 The offending saloon keeper sell lng the liquor were convicted, but be cause of their mistake sought to have "Willis N. Blrdsall, an Iowa lawyer, et clemency for them. As an out come, Blrdsall wag Indicted on 'charge of alleged offering of bribes to Thomas E. Brents and Everett E, Van Wert, special officers of the In terior Department for the suppression of the liquor traffic with the Indians, and Brents and Van Wert were indict' ed on charges of alleged acceptance of these bribes. The Iowa court quashed the Indict ments on the ground that no act of Congress conferred upon the Interior Department any duty in regard to the recommendation of clemency. The validity of the indictments was urged in the supreme court about week ago. The court has restored the case to the docket for reargument, os tenslbly because the court was divided 4 to 4 on the legal questions involved. STATESMAN LAWYER FIGHT Johnson of Kentucky In Fisticuff With an Attorney. Washington. A brisk fist fight be tween Representative Ben Johnson of Kentucky and John R. Shields, a law yer of Washington, broke up a meet ing In the House District of Columbia committee room and for a time threatened to turn Into a tragedy. Committee clerks separated the men after both had landed telling blows; then Representative Johnson, with blood streaming down his face, broke away and dashed Into his private of fice, shouting: "Let me get my pistol; I'll kill him." Someone closed the door and held It, and before the enraged congress man reappeared Shields had been hus tled away. AMERICANS ARE THREATENED Otto 'Winters, American, Urges State Department to Interfere. Laredo, Texas. One thousand fed erals, under Alfredo Alvarez, who have been quartered at the San Enrique ranch for 70 days, have renewed threatB to kill Otto Winters, the Amer ican manager, and burn the property, which formerly belonged to the Ma deros. Consul Garrett, at :Nuevo La redo, urged the state department to make formal demands of Alvarez on behalf of Winters. Capt. Miguel Har ron of Gen. Mercado's command, which evacuated OJInaga, -was arrested here as he left the train to cross to the Mexican side. He was placed in cue tody at Kort Mcintosh. KILLED TO END SUFFERING Aged rMan Pleads Guilty and Tells of Crime of Murder. Philadelphia. Tottering under the freight of liis 80 years, William Eber wein stood In criminal court .here and told of how his wife, 16 years younger, had pleaded with him to kill her, and how he committed the deed. Then Judge Welling of Erie, Pa., tempora rily presiding, fixed the crime at mur der in the second degree and imposed the jnininium penalty, which, In this case, was practically a life sentence. It was solitary confinement In the pen itentiary for not less than seven .yeair nor more thun fourteen. Fiancee Is Legatee. Iffew York. Nearly half of the -es-tate of Richard D. Lankford. -vlne-pres-dent the Soulhern Railway, who was asphyxiated by gas laBt wwTs at trig liomie in Bcooklyn, goes to Miss Netlie B. Patterson, the Brooklyn Sir to whom le wag engaged. MuertaWIII Resign. Merico City. A report, apparently Well founded, was current here that General H-uerta had agreed tentative ly to resign the presidency in favor of commission ot prominent Mexicans. Power for Supreme Court. Washington. A bill to authorise (he Supreme Court to order up for re view any case Involving constitution ality of a federal law was favorably reported by the Senate judiciary com mittee. Gen. Gonial Arretted. Alpine, Texa8.-Maj.-Gen. Jose Gon eales, commanding eonstltutionallBts opposite Lajltas, Texas, was arrested on the American side and charged with wearing a pistol. The arrest, was by clvfl authorities. French Frame Protett. ' Paris, Th French foreign office in tructed the French minister to Mexico to protent to Provisional President lliierta agojnst the lunpenslon of the payment of Jnterest OB Vio Mexican jnTjllo debt, UICKCV PAQC uii 1 1 mum. i unuL AND ONLY ONE YEAR 0LD1 1 (Copjrrlftlt.) Weight of Parcel Post Package THREE PRISONERS TRY FOR LIBERTY THEY ENGAGE IN A BATTLE WITH PRI80N GUARDS. McAlester, Okla. Seven men were shot to death and three persons were wounded when three convicts attempt ed to escape from the state peniten tiary and were slain by guards. One of the men murdered by the convicts In their mad dash for liberty was Jno. R. Thomas of Muskogee, formerly United States district Judge and once congressman from Illinois. Despite the commotion caused by the three men in trying to shoot down every one who came in their way, no general attempt was made by other convicts to join in the delivery. The three mutineers were encouraged by their less desperate fellows, who cheered the onslaught of the armed prisoners. So rapidly did the three convicts shoot down those in their path that they reached the prison gate before the guards could return their fire. The desperadoes had taken the keys from the turnkey, John Martin, whom they had wounded, and had sheltered them selves through the prison "yard by holding Mary Foster, a telephone op erator, in front of them until the only shot fired by guards in the yard hit the girl in the leg. Outside the gate the men seized the horse and buggy of Warden Dick and dashed away, only to be shot to death by pursuing guards. One of the con victs fought to the last, their stolen horse lashed to a gallop by the other two. They fired their last cartridges in a deadly fire from .horseback. Even after the three escaped men were lying dead In the bottom of the careening buggy, the frightened horse dashed onwaro until felled by a bul let from the pursuers. How the men obtained the weapons and planned the escape has not been discovered, but rigid inquiry will be begun soon. The dead: , JOHN R. THOMAS, Muskogee, for merly United States district judge. H. H. DROVER, superintendent of Bertlllon department. PATRICK OATES, assistant depu ty warden. F. C. GODFREY, guard. CHINA REED, under sentence of two years for larceny. TOM LANE, Paul's Valley, under a Jive years sentence for forgery. CHARLES KOONTZ, of Comanche county, serving forty years sentence lor manslaughter. The wounded: John Martin, turnkey, shot through cheek. C. L. Wood, guard, shot through arm. Mary Foster, telephone operator, Shot through leg. MENTAL CONDITION IMPAIRED Member of Macon, Ga., Bar Testifies Before Committee. Macon, Ga. Testimony as to the mental condition of Judge Emery Spear of the United States court for the Southern District of Georgia, was given before the subcommittee of the jhouse committee on judiciary. John R. L. Smith, a leading member of the Macon bar, declared that Judge Speer's mental faculties were, in his opinion, "bad, impaired, variant. Will Fumigate Malls. St. Louis, Mo. Mall handled in the St. Louis poslofflce will be fumigated by city and federal authorities, and more than 1,000 employes, including Postmaster elph, already have been ordered vaccinated because of a dis tributing clerk, Edward Davis, con tracting smallpox and was placed un der quarantine at Koch' Hospital. to for Civil Service. Washington. President Wilson re iterated to callers his opposition to the "rider" in the postofflce appro priation bill, which would exempt more than 2,000 assistant postmasters from f u service. Confer on Trust Problem. War.hLnirton. Democratic members of tho ocuate Interstate commerce con mirre and the House Judiciary ub' i . ' ' Md a Joint ccnierence to ! ' d nuti-trust let-'lsla- flnr Iswr eased SO Pounds-News Item.' MEXICAN REFUGEES HAVE A HARD TIME SUFFERED FROM COLD AND HUN GER ON 67-MILE HIKE. Marfa, Texas. Footsore, ragged, al most famished from their three days march on foot of sixty-seven miles over a wind-swept mountain road, the 3,300 Mexican 1 federal soldiers and generals routed from OJInaga, Mexi co, by the rebels, with 1,067 women and about 300 children and infants arrived within a few miles of Marfa whence they are to be transported by train to Fort Bliss at El Paso. The ragged remnant of the Huerta army, which sought asylum in this country rather than face possible ex termination by the rebels, will be for mally interned at Fort Bliss as wards of the government. They will be held there indefinitely on footing of prisoners of war. None of those in the unique cara van which, with its disarmed Mexi can soldiers, women, children, horses, burros and dogs, struggled ton miles along the road was more visibly af fected on coming within sight of Mar fa than Gen. Calvador Mercado, Huer ta's former military chief, who or dered the evacuation of OJInaga in face of the rebel's fire. Gen. Merca do, riding on a horse, his uniform, cov ered with dust, was confessedly hu miliated, not only at the defeat of his army and the necessity for his flight, but also because of a report from Mexico City ,that. he wou4Tbe court-martialed should be return to his native country: Besides Gen. Mercado and mingling with the United States "cavalrymen. who acted as guards, were the fed eral' generals Castro, Aduna, Landa, Orpinal and Romero, all shorn ot their swords, but some still retain ing on their uniforms the bits of gold braid which had not been torn off or worn away In the fight. The picturesque march afoot through American territory of many foreign soldiers and women with their bag gage, abounded with Incident. The birth of a child, the death of several wounded soldiers, the search for wa ter in the desert, the constant strag gling away from the line of march and the rounding up again of scores of the refugees were some of the difficulties with which the United States cavalrymen had to contend. The Mexicans outnumbered the es corting American soldiers ten to one. WILL FIGHT TO THE FINISH Western Federation Will Support the Michigan Organization. Houghton, Mich. Operators and union men In the copper strike re gion appeared to be no nearer an agreement than they were when the struggle began six months ago. Con tinued mild weather has confirmed labor leaders in the belief thut they will bo tble to hold the striking forces Intact throughout the winter. They ast:ert that the Western Federation of Miners is prepared to Biipport the local organization through a long con test. Tho mine owners maintain that the backbone of the strike has been broken, and that If the strikers do not return to work without dolay, all their places will be filled. Lady Loops In Air. London. With Lady Victoria Pery as a passenger in his monoplane, Gus tavo Hamel at the Hendon aviation grounds looped the loop twice and mad an upside-down flight of consid erable length. . Fair Weather on Way. Washington. Somewhat unsettled weather will prevail the first of the week over much of the country, but the last of the week will be generally fair, the weather bureau announced. McAdoo at Chicago. ' ( Chicago. Secretary of the Treasury McAad-jo and Secretary of Agriculture Houston . arrived In Chicago for- a hearing on the claims of Chicago and other nn'shboring cities as a regional bank site. , Havoo Along Coast. Boston. It is many years since audi havo s:.. :een wrought among -spels of 1 -"cttwlse fleet as that '-hi h f" ,i the blizzard along th 1 ' j ' ist Inst week. GRIM KILLED BY A TBI, CORONER SAYS SUSPICIONS OF FOUL PLAY DISSI PATED AT HERNANDO. Body Horribly Mangled Torso Found on Track Two ,Miles 8outh of Mississippi Town Prove to ' Be Memphis Barber. Hernando. Suspicions of foul play In the death of C. E. Grim, a barber from Memphis, .were dissipated when, after the finding ot his mutilated body beslde the railroad track, a coroner's Jury returned a verdict that the man came to his death from injuries re ceived from being run over by a train. What at first were thought to be bullet holes In the body were found to be nnlv rock mtfi.anri nr.h nthnr hrtilsos as would result from being run over by a train. ' The 'body with the head and both limbs cut off and ntherwl mutilated Was found two miles south of Her nando, Miss., on the Illinois Central railroad tracks. It had evidently been run over by several trains. Members of a train crew brought the body to Hernando and Coroner J. T. Oliver instructed an inquiry into the causes of the man's death. A representative of the Memphis Barbers' Union arrived and will accom pany the remains to Memphis. . Memphis. Grim, his Memphis friends say, -had lived in -this city about 18 months. He came here with a membership card of the Barbers' Union from both Canton, O., and Kan kakee, 111. His relatives are believed to live in tne latter city. He was about 30 years old and had a wife and one child, the latter about six months old. MAN'S COMPANION' ARRESTED. is Charged With Slaying Italian at Ice Plant. Canton. The man Gagliardl, whose body was found in a pool at the ice plant here, was given Crhistian burial by the Catholic priest. Father Gmelch. The man who is supposed to have killed him, Jim Bruno, was caught with his two horses and wagon At McComb City, and Officer Short went down and brought the man and car back to Canton. Bruno, when captured, had $240 on -his person and the car had holes made ty tne bullets and blood spots were spattered on the walls and floor. Evidently Bruno had at tempted to obliterate the blood on the floor with coal oil. Bruno was taken Into the Undertaker's shop and shown the remains of Gagliardl. At first he claimed not to know him, but sud denly rushed up to the corpse, krioit down and said It was uB brotehr-ln- law and cousin, admitted Gagliardl was in the car with him when they reached Canton, but said he went out in search of food and he never saw him again. SHOOTING AT GRAND GULF. Negro, Under Arrest, Wounds Officer and a Bystander, Vicksburg. Walter Stampley, who was shot at Grand Gulf, was brought here and placed in - a sanatorium, where his wounds were found to be serious. The shooting affray was pre ipltated when Charles Wheeless of Grand Gulf arrested a negro named Will Mlddleton, and was shot in both legs. An unknown negro was also wounded in the ankle. When Wheeless attempted to arrest Middleton, the lat ter ran. Wheeless fired on him. He returned the fire, wounding Wheeless and the negro. Walter Stampley was about BOO yards from the scene, and was struck In the abdomen by a stray bullet. Mlddleton made his escape, The country is aroused and a posse is In pursuit of him with bloodhounds secured from Jackson. Stampley's wound, while serious, is not thought to bo fatal. Gets Patent on Invention. Greenwood. Mr. H. R. Romberger, of this city, has Just received his pat ent to his Invention of a car seal thpt will answer a long-felt need in railroad1 circles. Mr. Romberger's patent was Issued January 13, 1914, Number 1084112, and Is a car seal without the use of lead, and without the use of the sealing Iron. This is a large sav- .cg to the railroads, as the price will e very small compared to the other seals. The merits of this seal is tho rapidity with which a car can be sealed, and the security of same when sealed. Receivers May 8ue. Natchez. In the chancery court. Chancellor Cutrer issued an order au thorizing the receivers for the First Natchez Bank to enter suits against all persons Indebted to the bank who fall to make settlement within a rea sonable time. The bank closed its doors October 29. Police Chief Dismissed. Vicksburg. J-At the regular aeml monthly session of the mayor and com missioners, upon motion of the mayor, R. G. Groome, chief of police, was dis missed from the Bervlce for conduct unbecoming an officer. ' - Oppose Two-Cent Rate.- Hattlesburg.. At a special meeting of the Hattiesburg Commercial Club, resolutions were adopted memorializ ing the Mississippi legislature not to pnss tie proposod law fixing the pas- sorter rateB in mis stace at two cents, i DIVIDED ON TANGO QUESTION President's Daughter Dances It, Say Advocates of the Popular Step. Starkvllle. Miss Eleanor Wilson'i name is being used as a leading arg ment in the fight here for the tango, the one-step, the hesitation waltz and other modern dances. Headed by the local W. C. T. U., many -prominent cit izens are urging the city council to pass an ordinance prohibiting the much-discussed dances. The council although thought to favor-such ordl nance. Is delaying action in order ascertain public opinion. Students ot the State Agricultural and Mechan leal College and many ot the leading young women of the place are oppos ing the proposed ordinance. Several of the Starkvllle society set attended the Ball of the Tweltth Night Revellers in New Orleans two weeks ago, when the tango and similar dances were freely Indulged in. They returned with word that Miss Wilson had tan K" fcesltabed -with, as much-grace liveliness as any one present, and lat ,.what wtt? ooi enouSh for tho daughter of the president was good enough for the young ladles of Stark vllle, MASONIC GRAND BODIES TO MEET Calendar for the Annual Meeting In " Meridian. Fully 700 delegates are expected to attend the annual meeting of the Ma sonic grand bodies of Mississippi to be held at Meridian, commencing on February 17th, and lasting until the close of the week. All railroads in the state have granted the usual re duced rates. The calendar" for tho week is as follows: Grand lodge, Tuesday, February 17, at u o'clock a.m. Grand chapter, Thursday, February 19, at 10 o clock a.m. Order of Hlg-h Priesthood, Thursday, February 19, at 8 o'clock p.m. Grand Council, Thursde", February 19, at 10 o'clock a.m. GIRL BACK AT ORPHANAGE, Was Taken From a Negro Hut In Beauregard. Wesson. Miss Susie Gray, a pretty blue-eyed girl, 15 years of age, who was taken from a negro hut in Beaure gard, one mile north of this pity, was taken in charge by Mrs. J. L. Green, wife of Rev. John L. Green,, superin tendent of the Mississippi Children's Home at Jackson, and she returned to Jackson with Mrs, Green, who came to Wesson in response to a telephone message from Mayor John F. Thomp son, Sr., of this city. Mrs. Green was happy indeed to receive the little or phan girl back under her own care. - Court In Leflore. Greenwood. The January, 1914, term of the Leflore county circuit court was convened here, Judge Frank E. Everett presiding, and District At torney T. E. Mortimer, County Prose cuting Attorney O. L. - Klmbrough, Clerk G. S. Pate, Sheriff W. C. Taylor, and other officers of the court all present at their respective nosts of duty1. . Moving Saw Mill. Purvis. The grounds are ' being graded and the foundation being laid about half a mile south of hem on the New Orleans and Northeastern railroad for Mr. James Hand's saw and planing mill. This mill is at present located about five miles north of here. . Farmers' Union Meeting. Senatobla. The Tate county farm ers' union met In regular quarterly session at the court house. Reports from all of the locals of the county show that the membership is sllghtlv on the Increase, and much is expected from the union during the year. Hospital Committee Coming. Meridian. A committee, composed principally of the trustees of the Matty Hersee Hospital, will appear before the ways and means committee, in Jack son, in an effort to secure an increased appropriation from the state for the maintenance of the hospital. Deed for $120,000,000. Kosciusko. Chancery Clerk- J. H. Oliver, assisted by his efficient clerk, Miss LIU Dodd,' recorded one of the largest deed of trust instruments Sat urday, the amount being $120,000,000. U was from the Illinois Central rail road. Banquet for Travelers. Grenada. The Planters' Hotel, which opened for business last week, gave a dinner to the traveling men of Grenada. About seventy-five persons were present. ; , ! Excited Ovei Oil. Purvis. The proposed oil field that is being Investigated at Oloh by the Mississippi Oil and Development Com pany, is creating much Interest through this section. Completing Levee Work. Vicksburg. Levee contracts all along the river, on both sides, are being rapidly wound up, and very soon there will be but little finishing up to be done anywhere. The unprecedented weather has been providential in its opportunities to the levco contractors, and they have not failed to take ad vantage of it. There is still some filling to be done at Beuiah, which wai found to have Rome sinking s,pots up:-n the recent Inspection made there b Majoi Slattery, but this work will b completed. ilDlGESTIOIl, GAS OR BAD STOMACH Time it! Pape's Diapepsin ends all Stomach misery In five 4 minutes. . Do some foods you eat hit back taste good, but work, badly; ferment into stubborn lumps and cause a sick, sour, gassy stomach 7 Now, Mr. or Mrs. Dyspeptic, Jot this down:. Pape's Diapepsin digests everything, leaving nothing to sour and upset you. There, never was anything so safely quick, so certainly effective. 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Little Joseph, taking the exhortation literally and being penniless, wrote on the slip passed out for depositing in the pledge box: "Please, sir, I give myself." , BAD CASE 0F DANDRUFF Q Blssell, Ala. "I had a very bad case of dandruff on my head. I was tor mented by Itching and my hair began; to come out by the combfuls. I al most became frantic, fearful that I would lose all of my hair which wan my pride. There were some pimples on my scalp and I scratched them un til they made sores. My hair was dry; and lifeless. i 'I saw the advertisement of Cutlcura Soap and Ointment and sent to my. druggist for three cakes of Cutlcura Soap and a box of Cutlcura Ointment. I washed my scalp with warm water strong with the Cutlcura Soap and dried, afterwards applying the Cutl cura Ointment, working it in the scalp slowly with my fingers. After using; them for several days my hair began to stop coming out. 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