I WILSON'S. MESSAGE
President's Address to Both
Houses Is Quite Short.
RAIL TROUBLES COME FIRST
Further Legislation on That Line Is
Strongly Recommended—Bill Giv
ing Foreign Commerce Promo
ters Free Hand Necessary.
Washington, Dec. 5.—President Wil
son today delivered his message to
both houses of congress In joint ses
sion. The address was as follows :
Gentlemen of the Congress;
* In fulfilling at this time the duty laid
upon me by the Constitution of com
municating to you from time to time
information of the state of the Union
and recommending to your considera
tion such legislative measures as may
be Judged necessary and expedient I
shall continue the practice, which I
hope has been acceptable to you, of
leaving to the reports of the several
heads of the executive departments the
elaboration of the detailed needs of
the public service and confine myself
to those matters of more general pub
lic policy with which It seems neces
sary and feasible to deal at the pres
ent session of the congress.
I realize the limitations of time un
der which you will necessarily act at
this session and shall make my sug
gestions as few as possible ; but there
were some things left undone at the
last session which there will now be
time to complete and which It seems
necessary In the interest of the public
to do at once.
In the first place, It seems to me im
peratively necessary that the earliest
possible consideration and action
should be accorded the remaining
measures of the program of settle
ment and regulation which I had occa
sion to recommend to you at the close
of your last session In view of the pub
lic dangers disclosed by the unaccom
modated difficulties which then existed,
and which still unhappily continue to
exist, between the railroads of the
country and their locomotive engineers,
conductors, and trainmen.
Railway Troubles First.
I then recommended;
First, immediate provision for the
enlargement and administrative reor
ganization of the interstate commerce
commission along the lines embodied
In the bill recently passed by the house
of representatives and now awaiting
action by the senate ; in order that the
commission may be enabled to deal
with the many great and various duties
now devolving upon It with a prompt
ness and thoroughness which are, with
Its present constitution and means of
action, practically Impossible.
Second, the establishment of an
eight-hour day as the legal basis alike
of work and of wages in the employ
ment of all railway employees who are
actually engaged In the work of oper
ating trains in interstate transporta
Third, the authorization of the ap
pointment by the president of a small
body of men to observe the actual re
sults In experience of the adoption of
the eight-hour day In railway trans
portation alike for the men and for
Fourth, explicit approval by the con
gress of the consideration by the In
terstate commerce commission of an
increase of freight rates to meet such
additional expenditures by the rail
roads as may have been rendered nec
essary by the adoption of the eight
hour day and which have not been off
set by administrative readjustments
and economies, should the facts dis
closed Justify the increase.
Fifth, an amendment of the existing
federal statute which provides for the
mediation, conciliation, and arbitration
of such controversies as the present
by adding to it a provision that, In case
the methods of accommodation now
provided for should fail, a full public
investigation of the merits of every
such dispute shall be Instituted and
completed before a strike or lockout
may lawfully be attempted.
And, sixth, the lodgment in the
hands of the executive of the power,
In case of military necessity, to take
control of such portions and such roll
ing stock of the railroads of the coun
try as may be required for military
use and to operate them for military
purposes, with authority to draft into
the military service of the United
States such train crews and adminis
trative officials as the circumstances
require for their safe and efficient use.
Renews His Recommendations.
The second and third of these rec
ommendations the congress immediate
ly acted on; It established the eight
hour day as the legal basis of work
and wages in train service and it au
thorized the appointment of a com
mission to observe« and report upon the
practical results, deeming these the
measures most immediately needed;
hut it postponed action upon the other
suggestions until an opportunity should
be offered for a more deliberate con
sideration of them. The fourth rec
ommendation I do not deem It neces
sary to renew. The power of the in
terstate commerce commission to grant
an Increase of rates on the ground re
ferred to is indisputably clear and a
recommendation by the congress with
regard to such a matter might seem to
draw ln^question the scope of the com
mission's authority or its inclination to
Largest Peanut Fields.
The largest peanut fields in the
world are in Guinea, on the west
coast of Africa, where peanuts are
grown by hundreds of tons. Most of
the African peanuts are shipped to
No Ambulances in London.
London still clings to a very old cus
tom in case of an accident The victim
is carried away to the hospital on a
kind of stretcher on two wheels. No
mnbulances are used.
do Justice when there is no reason to
The other suggestions—the increase
In the interstate commerce commis
sion's membership and in its facilities
for performing Its manifold duties, the
provision for full public investigation
and assessment of industrial disputes,
and the grant to the executive of the
power to control and operate the rail
ways when necessary in time of war
or other like public necessity—I now
very earnestly renew.
The necessity for such legislation is
manifest and pressing. Those who have
Intrusted us with the responsibility
and duty of serving and safeguarding
them in such matters would find it
hard, I believe, to excuse a failure to
act upon these grave matters or any
unnecessary postponement of action
Not only does the interstate com
merce commission now find It practi
cally Impossible, with its present mem
bership and organization, to perform
Its great functions promptly and thor
oughly, but it is not unlikely that it
may presently be found advisable to
add to Its duties still others equally
heavy and exacting. It must first be
perfected as an administrative instru
The country cannot and should not
consent to remain any longer exposed
to profound industrial disturbances for
lack of additional means of arbitra
tion and conciliation which the con
gress can easily and promptly supply.
And all will agree that there must be
no doubt as to the power of the execu
tive to make immediate and uninter
rupted use of the railroads for the con
centration of the military forces of the
nation wherever they are needed and
whenever they are needed.
This is a program of regulation, pre
vention and administrative efficiency
which argues its own case in the mere
statement of it. With regard to one
of its Items, the increase in the effi
ciency of the interstate commerce com
mission, the house of representatives
has already acted; its action needs
only the concurrence of the senate.
For Control and Operation.
I would hesitate to recommend, and
I dare say the congress would hesitate
to act upon the suggestion should I
make it, that any man In any occupa
tion should be obliged by law to con
tinue in an employment which he de
sired to leave. To pass a law which
forbade or prevented the individual
workman to leave his work before re
ceiving the approval of society In do
ing so would be to adopt a new prin
ciple into our jurisprudence which I
take it for granted we are not prepared
to introduce. But the proposal that
the operation of the railways of the
country shall not be stopped or inter
rupted by the concerted action of or
ganized bodies of men until a public
investigation shall have been Instituted
which shall make the whole question
at lssub plain for the judgment of the
opinion of the nation is not to propose
any such principle. It is based upon
the very different principle that the con
certed action of powerful bodies of men
shall not be permitted to stop the in
dustrial processes of the nation, at any
rate before the nation shall have had
an opportunity to acquaint itself with
the merits of the case as between em
ployee and employer, time to form its
opinion upon an impartial statement
of the merits, and opportunity to con
sider all practicable means of concilia
tion or arbitration.
I can see nothing in that proposition
but the justifiable safeguarding by
ciety of the necessary processes of
its very iffe. There is nothing arbi
trary or unjust In it unless it be arbi
trarily and unjustly done. It can and
should be done with a full and scrupu
lous regard for the interests and liber
ties of all concerned as well as for the
permanent interests of society Itself.
Other Legislation Urged.
Three matters of capital importance
await the action of the senate which
have already been acted upon by the
house of representatives : the bill
which seeks to extend greater freedom
of combination to those engaged In pro
moting the foreign commerce of the
country than is now thought by some
to be legal under the terms of the laws
against monopoly; the bill amending
the present organic law of Porto Rico ;
and the bill proposing a more thor
ough and systematic regulation of the
expenditure of money in elections, com
monly called the Corrupt Practices Act
I need not labor my advice that these
measures be enacted into law. Their
urgency lies In the manifest circum
stances which render their adoption at
this time not only opportune but neces
Even delay would seriously
jeopard the interests of the country
and of the government.
Immediate passage of the bill to reg
ulate the expenditure of money in elec
tions may seem to be less necessary
than the immediate enactment of the
other measures to which I refer; be
cause at least two years will elapse
before another election In which fed
eral offices are to be filled ; but it would
greatly relieve the public mind if this
Important matter were dealt with
while the circumstances and the dan
gers to the public morals of the pres
ent method of obtaining and spending
campaign 1 funds stand clear under re
cent observation and the methods of
expenditure can be frankly studied In
the light of present experience ; and a
delay would have the further very se
rious disadvantage of postponing ac
tion until another election was at hand
and some special object connected with
it might be thought to be in the mind
of those who urged il Action can be
taken now with facts for guidance and
without suspicion of partisan purpose.
I shall not argue at length the desir
ability of giving a freer hand in the
matter of combined and concerted ef
fort to those who shall undertake the
essential enterprise of building up our
export trade. That enterprise will
It All Depends.
Smiting his lyre a mighty blow Glick
Fockele sings, "What Is one man's
sweet is another's sour, and it always
will be so; when the cold days make
the ice man dour they make the coal
man dough."—Kansas City Star.
Wilting to Go Half Way.
smoking for my sake?
tainly, my love, If yon'll allow me to
smoke for my own eake.
won't you give up
presently, will immediately assume,
has indeed already assumed, a magni
tude unprecedented in our experience.
We have not the necessary instrumen
talities for its prosecution ; it is
deemed to be doubtful whether they
could be created upon an adequate
scale under our present laws. We
should clear away all legal obstacles
and create a basis of undoubted law
for it which will give freedqm without
permitting unregulated license. The
thing must be done now, because the
opportunity is here and may escape us
if we hesitate or delay.
Porto Rico's Needs.
The argument for the proposed
amendments of the organic law of Por
to Rico Is brief and conclusive. The
present laws governing the island and
regulating the rights and privileges of
its people are not Just. We have cre
ated expectations of extended privi
lege which we have not satisfied.
There is uneasiness among the people
of the island and even a suspicious
doubt with regard to our Intentions
concerning them which the adoption of
the pending measure would happily re
move. We do not doubt what we wish
to do in any essential particular. We
ought to do it at once.
There are other matters already ad
vanced to the stage of conference be
tween the two houses of which it is
not necessary that I should speak.
Some practicable basis of agreement
concerning them will no doubt be found
and action taken upon them.
Inasmuch as this is, gentlemen, prob
ably the last occasion i shall have to
address the Sixty-fourth congress, I
hope that you will permit me to say
with what genuine pleasure and satis
faction I have co-operated with you in
the many measures of constructive pol
icy with which you have enriched the
legislative annals of the country. It
has been a privilege to labor in such
I take the liberty of con
gratulating you upon the completion of
a record of rare serviceableness and
Bound to Make Good.
The well-dressed stranger stepped
into the drug store and, passing by
the boy who usually attended to casual
customers, approached- the proprietor,
who was arranging some goods in the
, I presume?" he re
marked, pleasantly, and the druggist
turned and bowed gravely. "I have
heard my friend, Mr. Quom, speak of
you often," said the brisk man.
told me if ever I needed anything in
this line to come to you. He spoke of
you as a man on whom one could rely
with perfect confidence, who had only
the best of evrything and with whom
it was always a pleasure to deal."
"Mr. Quorn Is very kind," answered
the other, beaming with gratification.
"He is one of by best customers. What
can I do for you this morning?
Well— er —this morning, as It hap
pens," said the stranger, with just a
little briskness, "this morning I should
like, if you wijl allow me, to consult
Certainly," was the calm reply. "We
also have a good selection of one and
two-cent stamps as well as railway
time tables, if you need anything of
Franklin Objects Seriously.
She isn't very large, that's true, but
being a county seat, and boasting of
a college, several factories, flour mills,
railways, interurbans and her lately
acquired Masonic home, Franklin feels
that she Is not a town to be passed
lightly by, In fact, she knows her Im
portance, and thought that everyone in
the state realized it until she was
taken down a bit lately. During the
big conference of the Methodist
churches held recently in the town a
meeting of the Indianapolis presbytery
was In session at the same time at
Hopewell, a country church In a pros
perous farming community a few
delegates, on leaving the train joined
In the throng headed for the Method
ist church. When It came to regis
tering, some of his Inquiries caused
someone to suggest that probably he
was in the wrong place, and he asked
Innocently: "Isn't this Hopewell?"
No, this is Franklin," was the proud
One of the Presbyterian
Irvin Cobb, the war correspondent,
home from Europe long enough recent
ly to get his breath and look over the
proof sheets of a new book, attended
an authors' banquet In New York.
A deaf man sat next to Cobb. Far
ther down the table another man told
a funny story, and when he finished,
the deaf man laughed and applauded
louder and longer than any of the
"Good old boy!" shouted the deaf
man. "That reminds me of a story," he
added to those near by.
Get up and tell it, Charlie," cried
several. The toastmaster sanctioned
Then the deaf man got up
the same story the other man hatl told.
He Was on the Job.
The undertaker arose and said to
the mourners assembled :
"If anyone present wishes to say a
few words of tribute to the deceased,
now is the time, when the family will
be glad to hear such.
A stillness prevailed, and after a
few moments of silence it was broken
by a young man, who arose and
"Do I understand that no one wishes
to make any remarks?"
It would appear so," replied the
"Then," asked the young man, a» a
light came into his eyes, "may I be
permitted to make a few remarks
about southern California and its won
Never Thought of That
If a man will confine his diet to
bananas alone he may live to be 250
years old. That's what a scientist
says. But just imagine what would
happen if there should be an unex
pected shortage in the banana crop.—
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Fish Industry Large.
The value of all kinds of fish land
ed in England and Wales in wie year
Is over $35,000,000, and the number
of men and boys employed over 40,000,
UNDER U. S. RULE
ESTABLISHES A PROTECTORATE
TO CONTROL COUNTRY UNTIL
PREVENTS ANY BLOODSHED
1,800 Marines Quietly Disembark and
Take Possession of Custom House
and Proclaim Military Rule—
Washington.—Military rule has been
proclaimed In Santo Domingo by the
U. S. navy to suppress existing polit
ical chaos in the little republic and
pave the way for guaranteeing future
quiet by establishing there such a fi
nancial and police protectorate as the
American government now exercises
Eighteen hundred American mar
ines will maintain order for the pres
ent, and at least until elections are
held In January their officers will su
pervise the conduct of government by
native officials and disburse the cus
toms revenues, which American re
ceivers have been collecting by treaty
arrangement for nine years.
The navy proclamation was put into
effect without bloodshed, It was an
nounced by Secretary Daniels in the
"Capt. H. S. Knapp, In command of
the U. S. forces in Santo Domingo, re
ports that, in compliance with instruc
tions received, military government
was proclaimed by him in Santo Do
mingo at 4 o'clock p. m., Nov. 29. An
order regarding carrying arms or hav
ing them in possession has been put
in effect. Payment of salaries oj gov
ernment officials will be resumed Im
The proclamation was well receiv
ed. Conditions are reported as being
normal and the great majority of the
people regard the proclamation with
TOM WATSON ACQUITTED.
Not Guilty of Sending Obscene Matter
. Augusta, Ga.—Thomas E. Watson,
author and editor, was acquitted here
by a jury In the federal court of the
charge of sending obscene matter
through the mail.
Watson was charged in an indict
ment containing four counts with hav
ing violated the federal penal code in
sending obscene matter through the
mails In publications of which he is
editor. He was acquitted on all four
counts. A year ago his trial on the
same charges resulted In the jury dis
agreeing. * •
Canada Is Growing.
Ottawa, Ont. —Notwithstanding the
war, Canada's revenue continues to
grow, according to figures made pub
lic here. For the eight months ending
Nov. 30 the revenue of the Dominion
totaled 1144,812,570, which Is the larg
est eight months period in the history
•of the country, It was stated, and more
( than $40,000,000 greater than the In
come for the same period In 1915. The
total for November was $23,164,765, a
betterment of $5,000,000 over the same
month last year.
Offers To Serve Father's Tims.
Waco, Texas-—A son's devotion to
his father was witnessed in district
courtroom here, when Roscoe Watson,
& member of the Texas national guard,
told Judge R. L Monroe that he would
like to assume the penalty assessed
against his father, T. R. Watson, who
was found guilty of the murder of
John S. Patterson, state commissioner
of banking and Insurance, and sen
tenced to 99 years in state prison.
Archbold Is Reported Better.
Tarrytown, N. Y.—John D. Arch
bold, president of* the Standard Oil
Company of New Jersey, who is seri
ously ill at his home here following an
operation a week ago for appendi
citis is imprqving, it was stated by a
member of the family. The Improve
ment was attributed to the good ef
fects of a blood transfusion operation,
blood being given for the purpose by
Mr. Archbold's chauffeur.
Live Stock Threatened.
Springfield, 111.—Farmers of Central
Illinois are facing an outbreak among
their animals of cerebritis, commonly
known as "cornstalk" disease. Thirty
cases have been discovered near
The disease poisons the braio-pf the
animal, the effect being similar to in-'
sanity. Dry feeding is said to be the
Bond Names Assistant
Little Rock, Ark.—J. L. Bond, the
new state superintendent of public in
struction, has appointed Sidney Pick
ens of Bate8ville assistant superinten
dent of education and. N. M. Whaley
of Clark county, deputy state super
Colorado's Official Vote. »
Denver,- Col. — President Wilson'B
plurality in Colorado at the recent
election was 76,508, according to the
official count of the state canvassing
board, just completed.
Republican Elected In Alabama.
Montgomery, Ala.—As a result of
the work of the canvassing board the
official vote in Alabama on November
7 was as follows:
Wilson 97,778: Hughes 28,662; Ben
son $1,916; Hanly 984. This gives
Wilson a lead over Hughes of 69,116.
J. J. Curtis, republican candidate
for circuit Judge in the fourteenth
judicial circuit, led his opponents, the
vote being, Curtis 3,645; T. L. Sowell
8,060, and J. D- Acuff 2,948. Curtis
and Sowell were elected, Curtis re
ceiving his commission.
DUFFY STANDS BY HIS FLAG
Qrltty Commander Refuses To Lower
8tars and 8tripes—Vessel
Paris (Censored).—A Madrid dis
patch by wireless announces the ar
American steamer Chemung, torpe
by a German subma
rine. The commander gave the crew
only a few minutes to abandon the
vessel, not allowing them even to take
their money and papers.
The submarine towed the lifeboats
in which the crew were placed to with
in five miles ôf the coast, where it
The Chemung went down with the
Stars and Stripes flying at her mast.
A lively incident preceded the sinking
of the vessel. The German command*
er gave orders that the American
flag should be lowered and German
soldiers prepared to put them into ef
fect They met with stubborn resist
ance on the part of the American cap
tain, Duffy, and his crew, who re
fused to haul down the colorB, saying
that if the ship had to be sunk it
would be with the flag flying.
Capt Duffy maintained his ground,
and so rapidly were the preparations
to sink the Chemung made, further
discussion about the flag ceased, and
after the captain and crew had been
taken aboard the submarine, a torpedo
and three shells sent against the side
of the American ship put her to the
Although angry at the action of the
German commander, Capt. Duffy and
his men had some measure of satis
faction in seeing the flag at the mast
head as the waves engulfed their ship.
The Chemung was registered at
New York and carried a crew of 24.
They found a place in two- lifeboats,
and after a time on the open sea were
picked up by a Spanish steamer, which
took them to Valencia. Capt. Duffy
has made a long report of the inci
dent to the American consul at Val
encia, John R. Putnam.
of the crew of the
SHOOTS IN SELF DEFENSE
Irate Husband Kills Escort of Wifi
Acquitted on Self-Defense
Booneville, Ark.—On a plea of self
defense, Alexander Amos of Maga
zine, Ark., was exonerated in Judge
J. W. Castleberry's court for killing
Ned Laad of this city. Amos shot and
killed Laad on the streets of Boone
ville last Saturday night, when he
found Mrs. Amc* with Laad.
The defendant proved by two of
the state's witnesses that Laad had a
pistol drawn and was trying to shoot
Amos, before Amos drew his gun to
open fire. Two revolvers were found
on Laad after a bullet from Amos'
gun struck Laad In the chest and
killed him. The defense did not place
any witnesses on the stand and used
the state's testimony exclusively to
obtain the discharge of the accused.
Todd Shepard, who, with his wife,
was accompanying Laad and Mrs.
Amos at the time of the shooting, is
recovering from a bullet from Amos'
gun. The bullet struck Shepard in
the breast near the heart.
SPENDS DAY QUIETLY.
President Takes No Part In Special
Washington. — President Wilson
spent Thanksgiving day quietly with
members of his family and took no
part In several special celebrations
here to which he was invited. With
Mrs. Wilson he attended his regulalr
Presbyterian Church, having declined
invitations to the Pan-American mass
meeting at SL Patrick's Church and
to a joint celebration of Methodist
The turkey for the White House
Thanksgiving dinner was chosen from
among many sent to the president
from different parts of the country.
The president and Mrs. Wilson St
tended a ball given for the benefit of
the Navy Relief Society at the Wash
ington navy yard Thanksgiving night
Trust Fund For Children.
Richmond, Va. —Col. C. D. Lang
home of Albemarle, father of the fa
mous Langhorne sisters, has greeted a
trust fund of his Immense estate for
the benefit of his children, each to
share alike. Among the children are
Mrs. William Waldorf Astor of Eng
land, Mrs. Charles Dana Gibson of
New York, Mrs. Harry Phipps of Bos
ton and Mrs. Phyllis Brooks, who di
vorced her husband and Is now at her
Bryan To Build Summer Home.
Washington.—William J. Bryan says
that he expects to spend his summers
at Asheville, N. C., and next spring
will build a home there which will be
called "Mount Calm.' He added that
he woud continue To call Lincoln, Neb„
his home, and would spend part of
each year there, including election
66 Soldiers Die In Wreck.
London.—Sixty-six persons, a major
ity of them soldiers, have been killed
In a railway accident at Herosechalen.
The lnlured numbered 150, 60 of them
being hurt seriously. Ludwig von Thal
loczy, a well-known member of the
Austrian diplomatic corps and the gov
ernor of Servia, was among the killed.
Salina, Kan.—The Rev. F. E. Saun
ders, pastor of the Second Methodist
Episcopal Church of Salina, dropped
dead as he stood beside the coffin of
Oklahoma Liquor Law Is Rigid.
Muskogee, Okla.—Robert K. War*
ren, county attorney of Choctaw coun
ty, recently elected a member of the
lower house of the S^ate legislature,
was sentenced to sixty days in jail
and fined $100 by Judge Ralph E.
Campbell In the United States dis
trict court here. Warren was recently
convicted of Introducing liquor into
Oklahoma. Wright Bomford, a promi
nent banker of Hugo, convicted on
the same charge, was sentenced to
thirtyi days in jail and lined $100. Both
men filed appeal*.
AS8ERT8 COMMANDER OF SUBMA
RINE TOOK SHIP FOR ALLIED
ASK DATA FROM UNCLE SAM
Question of Whether Vessel Was Pri
vate Ship or Transport Put Up To
Washington.—Following the receipt
of a communication from the German
government admitting that a German
submarine torpedoed the British horse
•hip Marina with the loss of six Amer
icans, Secretary Lansing conferred
with President Wilson, and it was de
cided that no action would be taken by
the American government until it
could be definitely established wheth
er the Marina was a private vessel or
a belligerent transport.
In the note Germany stated that the
commander of the submarine which
sank the Marina had reported that he
took the vessel for a transport and
asked the United States for informa
tion on this point. Count von Bern
storff, the German ambassador, called
at the state department and also
sought this information. He was told
by Secretary Lansing that the United
States was not yet in a position to an
swer the inquiry, but would do so as
quickly as possible.
Ab a result of the developments of
the day it was indicated by officials
that no action could be expected in the
Immediate future on the Marina case,
admittedly one of the two most seri
ous pending between the United
States and Germany. The other is the
British liner Arabia, sunk in the Med
CONVICTS GOODWIN SLAYER
John Rlzen8ky Convicted of Killing
Memphis, Tenn.—While many good
people were enjoying their Thanksgiv
ing dinner John Rizensky was hearing
the verdict of the jury which would
send him to the state penitentiary for
not less than 10 years for the murder
of Mae Goodwin. The maximum would
be 20 years.
The jury discarded Rlzensky's story
of a lost little sister whom he had
sworn to his mother on her deathbed
he would protect, of her ruin, and of
how he traced the responsibility to
Mae Goodwin, whom he charged with
The jury agreed that Rizensky was
a professional burglar. It agreed that
Rizensky entered Mae Goodwin's home
at about 3:30 o'clock on the morning
of Oct. 9, determined upon robbing her
of her diamonds, but without intent
to take her life. Like all burglars,
the taking of life was the last thing
he wished to do, because it would lead
to detection. Like his kind, he would
not hesitate to shoot to kill If cor
German Submarine Captures Two Off
Mouth of Thames.
Berlin.—A German submarine re
cently encountered a damaged British
airplane, floating off the mouth of the
Thames. The two officers in the air
plane were made prisoner and the air
plane was destroyed.
Not Hoof and Mouth Disease.
Chicago.—President Arthur G. Leon
ard of the Union Stock Tards was in
formed by Dr. Elehorn of the United
States bureau of animal Industry that
the disease among cattle at Kansas
City Is not hoof and mouth disease, but
stomatitis. Dr. E. O. Dyson, state vet
erinarian, telephoned from Springfield
forecasting the raising of the Illinois
quarantine against cattle shipments
from Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri.
Ho told Mr. Leonard It would be safe
to bring the prize cattle from the
states to the International Live Stock
Exposition, which opens here Dec. 4.
Polncalre 8ends Thanks.
New York.—A message from Presi
dent Poincare expressing the appre
ciation of the French republic to those
citizens of the United States who con
tributed to the fund that wlU provide
permanent Illumination of the Statue
of Liberty, was read by Ambassador
Jusserand at a dinner here in honor of
President Wilson, whose wireless sig
nal from the yacht Mayflower flooded
the statue with light
Germany Wants Provisions.
London.—A dispatch from Stockholm
reports the issuance of an official
statement at Berlin regarding the ac
quisition of supplies from entente
sources by the Scandinavian countries
and Holland. The German govern
ment according to this statement is
firmly resolved not to allow Sweden.
Denmark or Holland to contract
through the medium of Great Britain
or other allied powers any purchased
of provisions or raw material, the ac
quisition of which would tend to de
prive Germany of these necessaries.
*rhieh meets Thursday, will issue a
certificate of election to Weaver, dem
Dismisses Writ in Contest
Asheville, N. C.—Judge W. J. Ad
ams dismissed the writ of alternative
mandamus issued against the Bun
combe county board of canvassers in
the Britt-Weaver controversy over
the election to congress from the
Tenth district. Attorneys for Con
gressman Britt announced that an ap
peal to the state supreme court would
be taken. Democratic leaders say
that the state board of elections,
OVERTON GUILTY; TO HANG
8layer of Alabama Judge Is Found
Guilty and Sentenced To Be
Huntsville, Ala.—David D. Overton,
former chief of police and circuit court
clerk of HuntsvlUe, on trial here for
the last week charged with the mur
der of Probate Judge William T. Law
ler, his pqjitlcal enemy, was found
guilty of first degree murder. Thej
Jury was out 18 hours. The court set
Jan. 12 as the date for the hanging,
and granted a stay of execution pend
ing the appeal.
The verdict of the Jury came as a
shock to many in the courtroom,
which had been crowded during the
morning hours with curious spectators
who had expected a verdict by the
noon hour. Overton's counsel, imme
diately after the verdict was announc
ed by the court, declared an appeal
would be filed.
Deputy sheriffs stood at each door
of the courtroom inside and outside,
and many people were present. When
the verdict was returned Overton was
asked by the court If he had anything
to say, and he replied: "Nothing,
judge, except that I am not guilty.";
Sentence was then pronounced. Over*
ton went back to his seat and calmly
surveyed the faces of the twelve men
who had rendered the Verdict. There
was no demonstration whatever.
STRAGGLERS ARRIVE IN JUAREZ.
Say Streets of Chihuahua Are Piled
High With Dead.
Juarez, Mexico.—The remnants of a.
Carranzista army that fled from Chi
huahua City after a battle with Villa
troops are in camp on the plains
south of Juarez. They brought with
them here the story of the evacuation
of the city after four days and nights;
of fighting. The dead were piled high
in the streets when they left and had
been covered with oil and burned, they
Soon after 7 a. m. Thanksgiving day
the first troop train brought the rag- 1
ged survivors of the de facto force
which had escaped to the north. Ao
companying this train was a sanitary
section consisting of three second-;
class coaches and "one White Cross"j
hospital car. In these cars were more 1
than 100 wounded soldiers of the Car-j
ranza command. The hospitals arei
filled with wounded and volunteer'
nurses are working to care for the
officers and men who fell in the bafri
The troop trains which brought this:
surviving force to the border left Chi-'
huahua City at 10:30 Monday morn
ing, proceeding to a point near Ter
razas Station, where a burned bridge j
forced them to transfer to another
The troops brought back many of
their field pieces. These are parked;
in the custom house yards, with gar
lands of "jerked beef" hanging from
their muzzles. Women camp follow
ers shared in the retreat. Some of
them had children, said to have been
born on the battlefield.
27 HUNTERS KILLED.
Record for Northern States Five More)
Than Last Year.
Milwaukee, Wis. — Twenty-seveni
deaths was the toll of the hunting 1
season in Wisconsin and the upper
peninsula of Michigan for the season,
which closed Thursday, according toj
figures compiled by the Milwaukee]
Sentinel. Of these fatalities, nine oc-i
curred In Wisconsin, five more than;
Mall Frauds Alleged.
St., Louis.—Indictments charging use
of the U. S. mails to defraud, return-]
ed by the federal grand Jury Nov. 18
against John E. Franklin and Charles
E. Marsh, former officers of the Bank-j
era Trust Company, were made public
when the two defendants In the in
dictment were fixed at $5,000.
The charges, as set forth in the !n->
dictments, arose out of the transac
tions of the two men while offeers of
the Bankers Trust Company.
Workman Crushed To Death.
Murray, Ky.—Claude E. Daily, son
of Wallace Daily, was crushed toi
death Wednesday near Little Cypress.
He was working with a wrecking'
crew on the Illinois Central Railroad,
when a coal car fell and killed him.
He Is survived by his wife, Mrs. Wal-i
lace Dally of this county, four sisters
and a brother. Interment in Calloway
Kick Upon Rates.
Washington.—The National , Petrol
eum Association and the National Re
fining Company complains to the in
terstate commerce commission that
carload rates on petroleum and prod
ucts from Arkansas City and Coffey
ville. Kan., to Oklahoma City, Tulsa
and other Oklahoma points were un
No Coolies To Russia.
Berlin, via Sayville.—The Russian
newspaper Russky Siovoe, as quoted
by the Overseas News Agency, says a
dispatch from Harbin that the Chinese
government has prohibited the sending
of coolies to Russia.
Firemen and Police Get Inoreasea.
Knoxville, Tenn.—The budget ordi
nance for the next year contains an
increase of 65 per month for firemen
and patrolmen. Reserve officers and
additional men for traffic service are
also being contemplated.
Thom Continues R. R. Testimony.
Washington.—The joint congres
sional committee investigating trans
portation problems resumed sessions
Monday with Alfred P. Thom, coun
sel for the railway executives' advis
ory oommittee, again a witness. He
had completed his direct testimony
and was ready to be cross-examined.
This was the fourth day of Mr.
Thom's appearance before the com
mittee. He had already given a de
tailed account of the difficulties of
the railroads In matters of finance
and in providing adequate facilities.
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