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democrats say it paves way
Representative Collier Charges Chair
man Fordney Applied Gag Rule in
Committee Hearing—Repub
licans Retaliate.
Washington.—The Fordney tariff
bill has been alternately condemned
and praised ih the house. In a speech
which drew repeated rejoinders from
republicans, Representative Collier of
Mississippi, a democratic member of
the ways and means committee,
charged that Chairman Fordney had
permitted the committee to hear only
one .-ide of the case in framing the
Mr. Collier declared the American
people had asked for duty free meat,
and they got lava and skeletons; that
the: asked for free sugar and got
Chinese joss sticks.
•'This Fordney hill has put rates so
high,” he said, "that the people will
suffer deprivation. The hill lets
leeches in without duty. American
leeches have been hanging around the
ways and means committee for
months, asking for rates so high that
U they would draw the very life blood
of the people, and 1 fail to see the
Logic of letting the other leeches in
without being taxed upon their Ameri
can valuation.”
Asked by Chairman Fordney if he
3 meant to call Louisiana sugar plant
ers leeches because they wanted a
tax on sugar, Mr. Collier replied:
“If any man wants to tax ail the
'I people simply for his own selfish in
terests then let the cap fit him, re
gardless of where he might live.”
Mr. Collier declared the Fordney
notcu. urnnld hct ‘‘9A ti\ nor fPUT
higher” thau> those of the Payne-Aid
rich tariff, which ‘swept the repub
licans out of power.”
‘ How are you going to vote on the
cotton schedule?” asked Representa
tive Knutson, republican, Minnesota.
“Against it,” retorted the Mississip
pi member. “You can't fool me with
any such humbug.”
Asked by Representative Longworth,
republican, Ohio, whether he favored
permanent retention of the Under
wood rates, Mr. Collier referred to the
Underwood act as the "greatest tariff
law' ever enacted.” Some of its rates,
^ he added, “might profitably be re
lie charged that Chairman Fordney
in the committee hearings was will
ing to listen to testimony only if the
witness’wanted a tariff wall as high
Ias it could be built.
Mr. Collier declared that in, putting
steel rails on the dutiable list the re
publicans were paving the way for
higher freight rates, since all the in
crease m cost must be borne by the
The additional cost of steel, both
for the railroads and structural opera
k tions. he added, will find its way
eventually into the coffers ' of “the
steel trust,” which he described as
f the heaviest contributor to the last
republican campaign fund.
Greatest Hero World War in Danger
of Losing His Farm.
Evansvilie, Ind.—Walter A. Thomas,
veteran conductor on the Chicago &
Eastern Illinois raliroad here, walked
into a local newspaper office and with
u donation of $5 started a fund for
the relief of Alvin C. York, Tennessee
mountaineer and a soldier in the world
war. who is said to he in danger of
losing his farm because he is not able
to pay a mortgage of $12,500. The
fund he started will be known as “Help
a Hero Fund,” and Thomas believes
that people in many states will sub
scribe to the fund when they learn
of it. York is the man who in a single
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soldiers, captured 35 machine guns
and captured 132 German prisoners.
Two Held in Connection With Tuggle
Killing Confess Their Guilt.
Pensacola, Fla.—Two men charged
with the murder of John M. Tuggle,
of Chipley, Fla., near Deerland, in
Oakaloo.,a County, Fla., July 4, have
been arrested at Bainbridge, Ga., ac
cording to information received here.
The men, who gave their names as
Joe Martin, of Brunswick, Ga., and
Jim Lingo of Camden County, Ga.,
are alleged to have confessed to Sher
iff Martin of Bainbridge.
Against Wage Cut.
Memphis. — Conductors, motormeu
and, in fact, all employes of the Mem
phis street railway company have lined
up determinedly against a proposed 12
cent an hour cut in wages, notice ol
which was served on them on July 2
Cuts Wife’s Throat.
Benton, Ark.—Aubrey Nantz, 30, is
in jail here awaiting preliminary ex
amination on a charge of murder, fo!
lowing his alleged confession that b<
killed his wife, Mrs. Bessie Nantz, 25
by cutting her throat
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Zukor, Lasky and Others Figure in At
tempt to ‘-Hush” a Road House
Party—Removal of District
Attorney Sought.
Boston.—The disclosure that former
Mayor James M. Curley had partici
pated in the activities involved in the
charges of Attorney General J. Wesley
A1' n seeking the removal of District
Attorney Nathan A. Tufts of Middlesex
county, came upon the opening of the
trial before five justices of the state
supr- ine court. Prominent officials and
others jammed the courtroom to hear
tiie cast , which promises to he. most
sensational of its kind here in years.
A midnight frolic of four years ago
at Mishawum Manor, a roadhouse in
Woburn, said to have been conducted
by a woman known as “Brownie Ken
nedy,” whose guests included several
motion picture producers, was de
Allen alleges, among other things,
that Tufts was concerned in a con
spiracy by which the motion picture
men paid $100,000 to escape prosecu
tion threatened on account of their
presence at the Mishawum dinner
Adolph Zukor and Jesse Lasky, the
! two most prominent motion picture
producers in the country and heads of
th • concern which produces the Para
! mount pictures, are mentioned in the
The affair at Mishawum Manor took
! place, according to the charge, March
j G, 1S17. It followed a dinner to “Fatty”
! Arbucble at, the Copley Plaza hotel in
| this city. About twenty or twenty-five
j persons were present at the Woburn
! party, and there were ten or twelve
women at the house. The company re
mained from midnight until about 4
a.m. The bill for the dinner there
amounted to $1,050. and -Hiram Ab
ranis, one of the motion picture men,
said he paid it.
New Field Assured, Report.—Flow Is
Fifty Barrels Daily.
Boonevill , Ark.—Oil, with an esti
mated flow of fifty barrels daily, has
been discovered in the Pitts-Sfryker
well, five miles southwest of Boone
villa. Drilling is being continued night
and day in the hope of discovering a
greater pool of oil in a deeper sand.
The well is located in Section 26-5-28.
The presence of a new Arkansas oil
field was assured when a st ady show
: ing of oil was found in bailing out the
! well after drilling only a few feet in
| the sand.
Denatured Alcohol Fatal to Nashville
Man Found in Memphis.
Memphis.—The body of a man, iden
tified as James Owens of Nashville,
Tenn., was found by police in the Illi
nois Central railroad yards at the foot
of Market avenue. Death, physicians
say, was caused by denatured alcohol,
containing poison. Owens had been
i dead for some hours when discovered,
, police said.
Valley Group in Chicago Meeting Pro
tests Against Bonus Delay.
Chicago.—American Legion depart
nu ntal commanders of six states, in |
1 conference here, sent a message to
President Harding asking him to re- j
| consider his position in seeking to post
pone passage of the bill for adjusted J
l compensation for ex-service men and
J women.
Strong Farm Bureau.
Dallas, Texas—Texas contends with
Ohio for the distinction of having the
third strongest state larm nureau or
ganization in the United States, ac
cording to reports issued by the Amer
ican Farm Bureau Federation. In less
than a year 127 county farm bureaus
have been set up by the Texas farm
j bureau federation, of which J. T. Orr
is president and C. O. Moser of Dallas,
is secretary.
New Wage Guarantee.
Chicago.—The daily guarantee to
railroad passenger engineers and fire
in n was increased to $6.80 for the
former and $5.05 for the latter in an
interpretation of the railroad labor
board’s 1920 wage award decision, is
sued 'by the board. The interpretation
was to clear up the question of guaran
tees established by the railroad admin
18 Inches of Hail Fell.
Mandan, S. D.—Hail covered gullies
to a depth of 18 inches in the vicinity
of the Standing Rock Indian reserva
ton. It fell accompaned by what was
described as a cloudburst. There was
a terrific wind and buildings were
razed around Fort Yates.
Decrease in Heat Cases.
St. Louis.—rDecreased use qf intoxi
cants has had a marked effect upon
the number of heat prostration cases
in St. Louis, according to Dr. Rolla
Henry, sitperinl endent of city hospital.
Internal Revenue Service Makes Col
lection of Tax Regardless of
Whether the Accused Person
is Guilty.
Memphis.—The property seized of
Daesur Cattaneo under warrant of dis
traint for illicit distilling will be sold
it public autlon for cash, on Wednea
lay, July 27, 121, in front of the post
uffice, Capleville, T an.
Now- comes the internal revenue ser
vice with the old, old warrant of dis
traint as an element in the matter of
illicit distilling and possession of liq
uor unlawfully. And p< rsons who are
engaged in this violation of the na
tional prohibition act and those who
contemplate taking it us as a means
uf acquiring money will do well to give
heed to the operation of this warrant.
It should be understood that the rev
enue department has nothing to do
with the prosecution of cases coming
under the prohibition act. That branch
of the government has to do only w-ith
the collection of the tax which the
government demands for the distilling
of liquor or for the sale of liquor. The
fact that such distilling is prohibited
by law does not relieve any persons
from payment of the assessment which
is levied on the product, for this must
be paid the government whether it is
produced lawfully or unlawfully.
The enforcement of the prohibition
act and the prosecution of cases aris
ing out of such violation is vested in
other branches of the government.
Therefore, the revenue department
does not wait until a person charged
wiih violation of the law is convicted
before descending with a demand for
the required tax. The procedure
briefly is this: The prohibition en
forcement officer makes a raid. He
finds a still of liquor. An arrest may
be made or not. He makes a report
to the district prohibition enforce
ment oince. inai oince rejjuii.s lu
the' internal revenue department. The
word is sent to the collector of in
ternal revenue in the district in which
the violation occurred. The deputy
collector proceeds to collect Uncle
Sam's tax.
Assuming the tax or assessment is
not paid, the deputy collector, under
the warrant of distraint, is empow
ered to seize any property whatsoever,
located at any place, and sell the
same for the assessment. It' may be
the personal property of any nature,
such as clothing, furniture, automo
bile, stock, money in the bank, or
anything of like nature.
It may be the realty of the person
named in the prohibition officer’s re
port. His home may be taken and
sold, or other realty he owns. Fur
th- rmore, it is not necessary that the
property sold under the warrant of
distraint be located in the state where
the alleged offense was committed
The government looks to securing the
payment of the assessment regardless
of where the property is located.
It may appear as queer, in fact, may
seem harsh, that property can be
seized and sold without the owner
thereof being found guilty first. But
it is done and it readiiy must he seen
what 'a terrific club the government
wields in securing payment of the tax
it exacts from the illegal liquor
Miss Mary Budd Stewart Was Sponsor
At Launching.
Mobile, Ala.—The steamer Memphis
City. 10,000 tons, built of all Alabama
steel, was launched very successfully
at the plant of the Chickasaw Ship
building and Car company, subsidiary
of the United States Steel corporation.
The vessel took the water gracefully,
down the ways midst the blowing of
whistles, ringing of bells and the plaud
its of the thousands of persons gath
ered to witness thfc event.
Memphis, on the Mississippi, in'
whose honor the new steel commerce j
carrier is named, sent a delegation of,
lovely women and a few business men,j
headed by Mayor Rowlett Paine, to j
participate in the ceremonies of the
Will Speak Briefly at Funeral Services
1,500 Overseas Veterans.
Washington. — Gen. Pershing has
gone to attend funeral services at Ho
boken, N. J., for more than 1,500 Amer
ican soldier dead, whose bodies have
been brought back from France. He
will speak briefly at the service.
Bronx Kids on Strike.
New York.—Proclaiming themselves
on strike against the high price Ol
cream sodas more than 1,000 Bronx
boys and girls paraded with the hope
of bringing their favorite drink down
to the old-time nickel price.
No Liquor Via U. S.
Nogalez, Ariz.—Customs officers
here have received a telegram from
Washington directing them to permit
no more liquor consigned to points in
Mexico to pass through the Unj/ed
States ports after July 16.
Lloyd George and De Valera Will Con.
fer Soon—All S:uth Ireland and
All England Hope for Perma-'
nent Peace.
Tendon.—With something like an
immense sigh of. relief the entire coun
try has greeted the news of the ces.sa-,
lion cf warfare in Ireland and Eamonn
de Vaelra’s coming conference with
the British prime minister at London,
which it is fervently hoped will lead
to full rest ration of peace, the pros
pects of which eYen the more cautious
political observers regard as brighter
than for a long time.
The careful wording of Mr. De Va
lera's acceptance ot a conference is in
terpreted in some quarters of the Irish
republican leader feeling his way with
his own followers. It is thought, how
ever, that a truce deliberately embark
ed upon cannot well be deliberately
discarded, arul that al ne is a consid
ration of great promise.
The terms of the truce were agreed
to at British military headquarters in
Dublin. The provisions of the truce
cover fully all the ground for a tem
porary peace between the active Irish
workers and the crown rorces. an at
tacks, searches and raids, surveillance
usd provications are to be abandoned
by both sides.
Mr. He Valera’s acceptance of fhe
r> sponsibility for fulfillment of the
nice hv the Irish republican army is
held to dispel the idea in some quar
ters that the activities of the Sinn Fein
are beyond control of the political
chiefs. Whether that is so will be
tested by the course of events after
the truce comes into effect.
Sir Hamar Greenwood, chief secre
tary for Ireland, will remain at the
Irish office watching the situation.
As Sir James Craig, the Ulster pre
mier, is remaining in London, it is
conceded that Premier Lloyd George’s
principal task will be to bring him and
Mr. De Valera together.
Claims He Is Net a Free Citizen, But
Is a Prisoner.
London,—Former Emperor William
is in conflict with the municipal cotin
i-il at Doom over Cm question of pay
ing local taxes and the pressure of the
law is threatened to enforce payment,
according, to a Doom dispatch to the
Daily Mail.
William 'is said to contend that the
municipality is not entitled to demand
the tax because he came to Holland
'■unwittingly,” and is practically held
a p -isoiv r. therefore he is not liable to
taxation like a free citizen.
Brookfield Asse-sors Take Ingenious
Advantage of Official Prerogative.
North Brookfield. Mass—It was only
90 in the shade when the assessors
posted the list of 900 female voters in
the town, but it was estimated to be
120 in the assessor’s office when it be
came known that each name was fol
lowed by the age of the voter.
Not satisfied with storming the as
sessor’s office, many of the women
attacked the list with erasers. The
list was accepted as authority for set
tling many long standing arguments as
to age.
Uunusual Downpour on Sun Increases
Surface Temperature.
Vallejo, Cal. — The extraordinary
warm weather of the present summer
is caused by an unusual downpour of
meteors on the sun, increasing its ra
diation and effective surface tempera
ture, in the belief of Prof. T. J. J. See,
government astronomer at the Mare Is
land navy yard.
Victims of Trachoma.
St. Louis.—Whole families in the ru
ral communities of Missouri have been
found to be victims of trachoma, ac
cording to a survey of the Missouri
commission for the blind.
Harding Seeks Rest.
Washington.—President and Mrs.
Harding left Washington for a week
end cruise on the presidential yacht
Mayflower, in the lower Potomac and
Chesapeake bay.
Fire Destroys Tug.
New Orleans.—The self-propelled
barge Merriwether caught fire while
being towed across Lake Pontchar
train to Mandeville for repairs, and
was totally destroyed.
Traffic in Yellowstone.
Bozeman, Mont.—Yellowstone park
officials announced that 1,946 motor
cars, carrying 6,349 passengers, enter
ed the park in June this year as
against 1,023 cars, carrying 3,600 pas
sengers a year ago. •
Crown Prince to Italy.
Toulon, France.—Crown Prince H^r
ohito of Japan has sailed for Naples
on the Japanese battleship Katori. The
escort consisted of the Japanese bat
tleship Kasmhima and French torpedo
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f Bureau. We have a price on paint that sounds like old times.
| We are going to make another order for sugar. If we buy on the
| present market this sugar will not cost -us over $6.85 per hundred
? pounds. This is for the best Standard Fine Granulated. If you wish -
1 to get in this order bring or mail your check for $5.00 to us at yoar
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(Hunt's Salve and Soap), fail in
the treatment of Itch, Eczema,
Ring worm. Tetter or other itch- j
ing skin diseases. Try this
treatment at our risk.
Notice is hereby given that a
Special Election will be held on the
30th., day of July, 1921, at Dallas
Voting Place in the Dallas Road Dis
trict in Beat Five for the purpose of
submitting to the Qualified Electors of
said Road District as the same is here-1
inafter described, for Ratificatio n or
Rejection, the Proposal of the Board
of Supervisors of Lafayette County,
Mississippi, Adopted at the July 1921
meeting, to issue and sell the bonds
of said Road District, or Territory, in
the maximum sum of not exceeding
$15,000.00, for the purpose of con
structing and maintaining one or
more Highways in 9aid District for
the convenient of the traveling public.
The said Dallas Road District of
Beat Five Jn said County being de
scribed as the territory included La
the following; Sections 4, 5, 8, 9, 14,
15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23. 24, 25, 26,
27, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, and all
that part of Sections 3, 10, 11, and 13,
that lies south and west of Yocona
River, all in Twp., 10, Range 1 west;
All of Sections 32, 33, 34, lying south
and west of Yocona River in Twp., 9,
Range 1 west. All of said land being
in said Lafayette County, Mississippi.
Witness the signatures of the Elec
tion Commissioners of Lafayette
County, Mississippi, this the 6th, day
of July, 1921.
Election Commissioners.
July 7-14-21-28.
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