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S. THE CONCORDIA SENTINEL
J. ROUT , Proprietor OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE PARISH OF CONCORDIA, TOWN OF VIDALIA, SCHOOL BOARD AND FIFTH LOUISIANA LEVEE DISTRICT TWO DOLLAR8 PER YEAR
VOL. XXXX VIDALIA, CONCORDIA PARISH, LA.. SATURDAY JULY, 2 1921 NO. MS
LOU1SlNA HAS A
AFTER BEING IN SESSION 110
DAYS THE CONVENTION
IMPORTANT FEATURES GIVEN
Judiciary System Reorganlaed From
Suprems Court Down-Many Other
Changes in the State's New
*e* ee o . * * * * *
* Cost of the convention.
* Appropriation by the Legisla
* ture, $200,000; first loan, $100,000; "
* second loan, $2,500.
* Total, $302,500. *
Baton Rouge.-Louisiana's constitu
tional convention is now a matter of
history, having been in session 1101
days, its cost to the tax payers being
The outstanding features of the
qew constitution are:
1. Judiciary system was reorgan
tsed from the Supreme Court down.
This probably is the most important
act of the convention. The Supreme
Court was enlarged from five to seven
2udges, with authority to sit in divi
slons and given supervisory powers
over all inferior courts. Jurisdiction
at the Courts of Appeal was broaden.
ad. The number of district judges
was reduced and their salaries in
2. A greater state university and
a rieultaral college was set in the
oeastltution, with a $7,000,000 rehabi
"litaton fund, and a tax of a half mill
aet solde for the support of the Insti
tution after January 1, 1925.
3. Suffrage and election regula
ms were revised with the adoption
4 the Mississipp "understanding"
use, the Connectiteut and Georgia
'wed character" elasse, sad provis
disfranchising bribe gIvers and
Sb e takers sad political slash had
Mstrlbtores and dispensers. Regis
truss of veters outside of Orleans par
sk wros made appolntive by police
}Bss. State eleetoas and New Or
I- l e dty eleons were placsd two
'- 4 Construction and maintenance
4 a state system of highways on the
" as you go" plan, were provided
without the :issuance of bonds or the
S" itrring of any debt. This is to
? ,be dose by segregating into a state
highway fund all taxes and licenses
ee vehicles of every description, in
elabul motor ears, sad by imposing
a sales tax of two cents per gallon
S. The Lagis~alate was authorised
-I 1 m1ee svsersnee taxes on naturi
seoerees sad was required to allo
sW.M estfth of such taxe up to
INa A guar the perishes where
4S d gas ae r oducead.
4 Th Lgislature was permitted
"1 mese 4 Sat tax of 3 per cent on 1
-" t Smeem after 1924.
t. ate tax rate was imited to l
, 4 4 mis, but with authority sgren .
.'y hsesetune b a twoathIrds rote, 4
mhses..p the satse to $ 5.4 mls.
' lie pter ess located ea the In
arnal at New Orleans were
firem taations or iftee. a
Or.eAns and i.te a eport
thbdu to m eupt fhem mu
' a'tie ~r ar years aDt
eness valu at $4.MO er
prier to Deember a
we eg n wered o
er Ia whielc a
Sre Lfe us upsst when t
curth e to avuedt
Igaged a ultemient lI- 1
ag~md aeage e o deer fab
- t - r
* 4 N
das~tfy property tar purposes of ta
11. A tax on inheritances at not
exceeding 3 per cent was provided for.
12. Legislature was directed to
prohibit the use of any process by any
court to'restrain the collection of any
tax. This is intended as a constjtu
tional club to be held over large in
10 terests that resist the payment of
12. The Board of State Affairs was
converted into the state tax commis
sion, with supervisory powers over all
matters affecting taxation and assess
14. Farm improvements were ex
empted from taxation.
15. Tax on open accounts was re
16. New Orleans was authorized to
vote a tax of one-fifth of a mill for
the support of a zoo.
17. A limit of 26 mills was placed
on all special taxes in parishes and
18. The State Board of Education
was ordered reorganized, to be com
posed of eleven members, one elect
ed from each congressional district, j
three appointed by the governor.
19. State superintendent of eduen
iu- tion was made appointive by the State
of Board of Education.
10 20. All state educational institu
ig tions were placed under the supervi
sion of the State Board of Education.
ýe 21. A state tax of 2 1-2 mills for
the support of public schools, as at;
n" prese't, was imposes.
n. 22. A maximum school tax of 7
et mills was fixed for all purposes in
de New Orleans.
n 22. The Legislature was ordered to
ri- provide a civil service system for
re New Orleans.
ºn 24. The Legislature was required
n- to provide for optional forms of gov
es ernment for parishes.
n- 35. The Legislature was authoriz
ed to investigate affairs in New Or
id leans through boards or commissions.
to 26. The Legisalture was empow
ii- ered to authorize the New Orleans
ill Sewerage and Water Board to in
h- crease rates.
27. The New Orleans Sewerage
- and Water Board was authorised to
n sell water to adjoining parishes.
l 38. The Public Belt Railroad was
a empowered to issue bonds to $15,000.
s- 000 for a bridge across the Misaisaip
d pi river at New Orleans.
.d 3. Overlapping terms were pro
s- vided for the members of the New
r- Orleans Dock Board.
a 80-Issuance of bonds and the in
r- earring of debt by the New Orleans
o Dock Board was regulated.
21-Parishes Ind municipalities
a were permitted to vote special taxes
a for public utilities.
d 32-Titles to lands adjudicated to
e the state for taxes prior to 1880 were 1
e 32-The Legislature was authoriz
s ed to provide for reforesting cut-over 1
g 34-Allens who can not become citi
a sens of this country were prohibited1
from owning land in Louisiana. !
S -Orleans Levee Board was au
i thorised to construct a sea wall along t
- Lake Pontchartrain.
S U6-Public officials were prohibited,,
i from accepting railroad passes under
penalty of tortfeture of office. 1
I 27-Msnicipalitie were authorised z
s to own and operate ice factories. a
U3-The Legislature was permitted
s to prohibit planting crope in designat- !
a d ones, in order to prevent spread
. of pink boll worm and other crop
35-The Legislature was empower- o
I ed by a two-thirds vote to change the e
a salary of any publie official, whether e
or not aixed in the Constitution. c
S40--The adjutant general was re
- qulated to peform his otdcial duties at a
I the apitol. t
r 41d-The peanitethry was athosrs
oed to borrow $1000,000, for improve
meats and exatemalear. c
43-The lAslaturae was u armitted 11
New Orleas.-Mll local Methodist
LI pasters ud man laymen attended a
the Ditinty School sessons held this .
week at the eashwe Camp Grounds. C
the atteda iteding also many i
I putors of Methodist Churches a
throughout Loudsas and Mississippi r
Poachateola. - A large wooden
buildig oned by A. . Edwards is p
,behig moved from its former location a
*to mae way for the erection of a is
medearn brick structure to be used as j
a bak buildinag w
Crewley.-City Manager Harpin, as
sistda by wamen's organisatiaos, the a
Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Club lE
and other biness bodies, will put N
a a campaign against ants. It is ti
proped to use the goernment ifor
msi ad the trDape to attract the it
POaatapls.--The gravel road be
tog aomtructed by the State Highway
Riartm between here ad Ham- C
med is earlng completioa, there re- C
mainr ~ebut abouat one mile to be con- to
mstr d. a
Crwle.-Acadla parish is much
1 rseds o the pare t wrhlh h)a ta
epsapsyst who seas the 1121t i
is wing Ia tar diad- Use
as'r. io paseuma I bfeee,
t . .sa ms we he rI
Ij arrs py~-- et~
*I Se ~ 5h
n. to provide for roads of necessity
through private property.
tot 43-Exempting natural gas pipe
or. lines from taxation for ten years.
to 44-The Legislature was called to
ny Imeet September 6 with full powers of
ny a regular session.
tu- 45-Regulating of heirship and
in- trust estates was limited.
of 46-Organization of drainage dis
tricts and for co-operation with the
'as federal government in land reclama
is- tion work was provided.
all 47-A tax of three-fourths of a mill
35- and pensions "f $30 per month for
Confederate veterans were author
48-State bank examiner altered to
re- state commissioner of banks.
49-The state was requested to
to reimburse parishes for criminal ex
or penses caused by convicts in parishes
where penal farms are located.
ad 50-Easier and simpler methods for
ad impeachments and removals from of
fice were provided.
ýn 51-Legislature was required uso
m- prohibit the wasteful use of natural
:t, 52-Railroad Commission was
changed to Public Service Commis.
'- sion and its powers broadened.
te 53-"Third degree" methods of ob
taining confessions from persons un
u- der arrest were forbidden.
ri-' 54-"General Assembly" was chang- r
ed to "Legislature."
or 55--Pay of members of the Legis
at lature was raised from $5 to $10 per c
7 56-Membership dt the Senate was c
in fixed at thirty-nine, ana or the House .j
to 57-Legislature was empowered to ;
)r pass enabling acts when constitu- n
tional amendments are submitted.
sd 58-Legislature was required to r
v- provide for mothers' pensions. a
59-It was provided that acts of u
Z- the Legislature, except appropriation ij
r- bills, shall become operative twenty
s, days after final adjournment. s
r- 60-Members of the Legislature ii
s were forbidden to trade their votes c
-- on bills or measures, under penalty of b
forfeiting their seats. ii
e 61-Legislature was clothed with tl
i full power to make legislative investi- n
gation effective. c
L 82-Pocket vetoes by the governor b
were abolished, the governor being ti
P- given ten days after final adjourn
ment of the Legislature in which to an
5' sign or veto bills.
- 63-It was provided that no woman
ican be drawn for jury services un
I- less she shall have previously filed T
s with the clerk of court a written de
j elaration of a desire to be subject to
a such service.
s 64-Enacting clauses shall appear hi
'at the beginning of every act of the b
o Legislature and may not be repealed A
e in subsequent sections.
65-The governor was required to tI
convene the Legislature upon peti- ec
r tions of two-thirds of the members of fr
that body, and if the governor fails w
I- or refuses to act the lieutenant gov- tii
' ernor or speaker of the house is au- st
thorised to issue the call.
S66-The Legislature was authorised cr
g to Arz minimum wages for women and w1
girls and permitted to regulate their in
I working hours. cc
r 67-The Legislature was required bl
to provide for the reservation of rI
I minerd rights to all public lands in
~ 68-The Legislature was empower n
- ed to consolidate or merge state de
t partments, boards or commissions. cf
6 g--A legislative bureau was pro
vided for, to consist of one member
" of each House of the Legislature, and S
!a rdpresentattve of the attorney gen- ha
eral, with authority to advise con- m
cering the validity of bills. 1n
?-i-aatures of presiding otmiers
of the two houses were ordered omit
ted from published acts of the Legis
7l-The supervisor of pubjlc ab o
conunts is requilred to audit and mpub.
lish the expenses of the Legislatur.
Monroe-The Mansfield Rallway teE
and Transportation Company, the Sa
Louisiana and Pine Bluff Railway
Company and the Arkansas and Loi
iana Missouri Railway Company ao
countlng departments have all bee wli
removed to Shreveort. lor
Monroe.-The Major Stave Conm gla
paay of Arkansas has sold all its Ark. od
ansas and Louisiana lumber mills and SoE
important timber holdlgs to the Mw La.
jor Stave Company of ouisiana, of
which is domiciled at Monroe.
New Orleuns.-Butchers of this city P
are unanimous that charges made by
Evertt C. Brown, president of the 1
National Live 8tock Exchange, at tae
thlrty-thirI convention in Cleveland,
CL, to the ffect that the respomnmfl
ity of high meat prices is laid on mo
retail dealers, are groundlem so far rel
as ,this city is concerned. veJ
Donaldsonville.l-Reverend C. M.
Chambon, pastor of the Catholcl1
Churhe here has left for New York e
to sail next Saturday for France fo the
Sthre-month visit to his parents.
Plaquoemina - The Australia Plaa
tatlo, together with all implements M.
and stock, was somid reently by the pm
sheR to M, Lealer, trutee, for a m
eousiderstle eo. $,oo The plants- Nei
tien contaains 2,O acres, and has ise o
era huimnred amre tn rie esltvatIst. o
This a me w s owaed by the ,. We -dp
Wlins Plant n Comk ay and was
1inwura 4 hi-ds Aras teva
sm a '~r~iriLg . u
0 GO. CRITICIZES
ý PEONAGE REPORT
DECLARES DORSEY STORY IS NOT
BASED ON FACT OR TRUTH.
ATLANTA TURNS OUT.
r NEGROES NOT MISTREATED
o Thomas W. Hardwick, in Inauguration
Speech, Declares foe Economical
Administration and Condemns
a Creation New Counties.
ý Atlanta, Ga.-Thomas W. Hardwlck,
former U. S. senator, was inaugurated
governor of Georgia in the first out
door exercises held since the inaugu
ration of Hoke Smith in 1907. He suc
ceeds Hugh M. Dorsey, who has serv
e ed four years.
Gov. Hardwick was accompanied ti
the capitaL.city by an honorary escort,
feature of which was a band composed
Sof young business v&in of Moultrie,
Ga. He was met in the reception
room of the excutive suite by Gov.
i)or.ey and former govcrnors J. M.
SBDrown and Nat E. I[Jrris. who es
r corted him to the rost.um built on the
we:t plaza of Capitol Square. The
s oath of office was administered by
B .Judge 1.osc:e Luke of the court of ap
peals. A brief joint session of the
house and senate preceded the cere
In his brief inaugural address Gov.
Hardwicl: declared for an economical
administration, stating he would take
f up the state's financial condition later
I in a more specific message.
r Answering what he said was "wide
spread criticism" of the state follow
B ing publication of a pamphlet on "the
a condition of the negro in Georgia,"
I Mr. Hardwick said Georgia had been
indicted, "most unfortunately and I
i think, unjustly, for mistreating the
negro, for peonage and other kindred
crimes," and that "thews is no real
r basis in truth and in fact upon which
this accusation can rest."
Mob violence should be suppressed
1 and by state authorities, he declared.
REBUILD VILLAGE OF BELLEAU
To Be Memorial to Soldier Dead in
Washington. - Belleau, the little
French village on the *ge of the foot
hills of Belleau Wood, Is to be rebuilt
by Americans as a memorial to the
American dead in that historic battle.
There were only about 85 houses in
the little place, and they were des:roy
ed in the fierce fighting which ranged
from Chateau-Thierry along the Marne
when the American troops turned the
tide of the last German drive in the
summer of 1918.
Near the village, on a hillside, white
crosses mark the graves of the heroes
who fell in that battle, and as a last
ing memorial to them, the American
committee, which includes many nota
bles, is setting out to rebuild the place.
The name of every American whojoins
in the project will be inscribed in a
book to be dtposited in the city hall
:n the new village of Belleau by the
'oeltau Wocd Memorial association,
cf which Mrs. James Carroll Fraser of
this city is chairman.
President Harding, Gen. Pershing,
Secretary Weeks and various others
have indorsed and supported the move
ment. The late Chief Justice White I
Indorso it before he died.
Five Cent Car Fare.
Datroit, MEch.-The Detroit United a
Railways have agreed to leduce fares bh
to live cents.
Birmingham, Ala.-E. W. Barrett
has been elected democratic commit
teeman to succeed the late Col. W. T.
Has Odd Bible.
Columbia, Mo.-A Bible one Inch
wl4D and one and one-fourth inches t
long, with the printing so small that t
it iL necessary to use a magnitying Ii
glass to read it, is one of the many ti
odd books in the collection of G. C. c
Socggin, formerly professor of Greek,
Latin and Sanskrit at the University
PETROLEUM OUTPUT INCREASES.
41320,000 Barrels Produced During the a
Month of May.
Washington.-'Production of petrole
unm in the United States during May i
was the greatest ever recorded in one
month, the total being 41,920,000 bar- ce
rels, according to the geological sar- ci
The average daily production of ft
1,352.258 barrels rep.,esented an in- it
crease cf 16,891 barrels over that for <c
the month of April. tt
SMakes Test Cruise.
Maryland, believes by American ex- 24
perts to be the most powerful fighting
machine afloat, has put to sea from
Newport News, Va., to begin a series le
of tests prplimtnary to being turned es
over by the constructors to the navy Is
Doge To Se Mugaled. th
8t. Louls.-AlIl namnussled dogs on d
the streets, whether wearing Mleese N
__s or soCt wli be takes up bg the as
Uqsum 3aeokI 03 estehe. -A
T ADMITTEDTO BAR
>T HIS ADMISSION THE FIRST UNDEF
NEW RULE OF SUPREME
D SPECIAL SESSION WAS HELD
ýn Ceremony and Reception Very Brief.-.
Camera M6n Disappointed When
Mr. Wilson Successfully
k, Washington. - Former President
d Woodrow Wilson has been admitted to
t- practice before the Supreme Court of
the District of Columbia. A special
session of the court was held for the
occasicn, in the chambers of Chief
Justice McCoy. At the conclusion of
the ceremony the justices briefly wel
t cornmed Mr. Wilson to the membership
of the bar.
The admission of Mr. Wilson is th,
first under the new rule of court, by
v. iih fur.ntcr ;resident2 a;nd i ,ic, -
1 presidents of the United States. who
are lawyers. nmay be admitted without
aIulilcation or other formality.
To avoid the camera men the time
of the cerelony was not di'cih:e'l.
M\r. WVilson s automobile drove up to
the cntrance to the ground floor of
t the court Louse, accompanied by iaiu
e bridge Co!by, his law partner and
former secretary of state, and Joseph
Tumulty, his former secretary, and the
former president walked a short dis
tance to the elevator which carried
r him directly to tbhe chambers of Chief
Justice McCoy. The ceremony and
reception of the former president was
brief and Mr. Wilson returned the
e same way to his waiting automobile
and was driven away rapidly.
n Court attendants said the former
president appeared in better health
e than when he retired from the White
d House, although he still had the as
sistance of an attendant in entering
and leaving his motor car. During
the brief ceremonies Mr. Wilson stood,
leaning on his cane. He also seemed
to depend much on it when walking.
U TO TEST VOLSTEAD LAW.
n Distillers Seek to Recover Liquor in
e Chidago.-A suit to test provisions
!- of the eighteenth amendment and the
t Volstead law has been filed in the
e United States district court by former
Senator J. Hamilton Lewis, in an at
i tempt to recover whisky valued at
X500,000 stored in Chicago warehouser.
1 Tite plaintiffs are distillers .nd 1ug
owners of bonded whisky. The bill
de oes not attack the validity of the
prohibition amendment or of the Vol- I
stead law, but alleges no provisions I
of either measure can apply to whisky I
deposited in government warehouses I
by the direction of the government
before either measure was passed, I
where the goods are now owned by
ther same owners who deposited the i
liquors on a contract to have it re
turned when the government tax was
The principal new point of the com
plaina.its is that the provision Of the
constitution against manufacture of I
liquor referred to manufacture after
and not before passage of the amend
ment. They also claim they have a
right, under the law, .a sell the whisky I
for medicinal use.
Would Purge Hotel s.
Chicago.-A campaign for a law '
making false registration at a hote;
has been started here.
Letvia and Russia War?
London.-A dispatch from Berlin re
ports that a state of war h~s broken
out between Letria and Russia. It has '
not been confirmed.
Urge Tariff on OIL
Tulsa, Okla.-An appeal to the gov- I
ernors of all oil producing states and U
to members of congress to support a U
tariff on Mexican oil has been made
in a resolution passed by the execu- I
tive committee of the Mid-Contineat
Oil and Gas Association.
WILL SUE MENNONITES.
Mlssissipplans Claim Land Sales and t
Purchase Money Unpaid. 5
Winnipeg, Manltoba.-Suit for half
a million dollars against the Mennoa
ites, who were in negotiation for a
block of land in the state of Missis-
sippl, will begin soon in the Manitoba ri
courts. The basis of the lawsuit tl
is sums alleged to be due and owing II
for tracts of land which the Menno-
ites, Mississippi land owners allege.
contracted to purchase and for which
they have not paid. t
WILL EXTEND RAILROAD.
24 Miles Added to Virginia Line Should
Stimulate Coal Development
Knoxville, Tenn.--Contract has been
let for the construction of a 24-mile
eatension of the Interstate railroad in
southwest Virginia, and work is to be
gin at once.
This extension is to connect with
the main line in East Norton and ex
tMda down the Onest River through L
Maptewu sear Coebura, V., to a con
a_. the Caroltna, Chi·amehflelda
sllway ser t Ptaul.
i NEW AGRICULTURAL
R PROGRAM PLANNED
ER BILL PASSED BY BOTH HOUSES
TO BE SENT TO THE PRESI
LD TO ELIMINATE MIDDLEMAN
F.- Many Measures Intended to Save Thou
1 sands to Agriculturists and Re
duce Cost of Living Will Be
ant Washington.-The agricultural bloc
to in Congress, which is making the pow.
of er of the farmers felt in national af
fial fairs as seldom before, has mapped
the out an extensive program of proposed
•.ef legislation and pressing for immediate
of action thereon.
el- The packer regulation bill, passed
ip by both house's and soon to be sent to
the presiul ,' is to be followed by the
h, bill prohi: ng taxing future trading
by on grain exchanges. This bill has b en
.- passed by the house and is now pend
ha Ing in the senate,
,ut The next on the prosram in the or
der of importance is the ('app; r bill
;ne authorizing assoiatL'ns of agricult
e 1. ural producers. Explaining this meas
to ure, S, nator Capper said:
of "Underf existing statutes the legal
il, Ity of cocperation is constantly ques
i:1 tioned. Ccoperative a.sociations have
ph been presented an dharasscd by self
h,, ish business int.rests. This bill does
i.- not ask for class legoslation. It does I
ed not seek to exempt cooperative organi
ief zations from the provisions of the an
nli titrust laws, but its purpose is only to
as clearly define the rights of these or
he ganizations so that there will be no
le misunderstandings as to where they
ter "Our system of marketing is the
Ith costliest and most inefficient in the
ite world, for the reason that farmers
are compelled to pay daily tribute to
a group of men who render no serv
Ice to either the producer or the con
ng sumer. In a broad way this bill seeks
to eliminate the speculative middle
man and the unnecessary profit-takers.
s Both political parties indorsed this
measure in their national platforms,
and all the farm organizations have
memorialized congress to pass it
in promptly. The bill also ht the ap
proval of Secretary Wallace.
na Another measure on the program is
he the Capper "Truth in Fabric" bill,
he which provides for compulsory stamp
er Ing of !loth and the identification of
at The bloc is also backing the cold
2. storage bill to make available for the
r use of the government a record of
ill foodstuffs held in cold storage and the
20 location of such cold storage ware- I
>1- houses, to require warehouses in which
is foodstuffs are held to be kept in a san
cy Itary condition, and the foodstuffs so
es marked as to determine readily the
nt ownership of any date when such food
d, stuffs were placed in storage.
Sy Senator Kenyon of Iowa has con
te tributed to the program a bill provid
e- fta for truthful labeling of paints,
as oils, turpentines and varnishes. The
bill provides that there shall be shown
n- the percent of the various ingredients
,e entering into the composition of such
)r paints, oils and varnishes. a
Negro Dies At 128.
a Multrie, Ga.-Moses Walker, negro,
:y believed to have been the oldest resi
dent of Georgia, died here. Moses
claimed to be 128 years old. He could
recall incidents in the Creek Indian
· wars and other events of the first
"j years of the nineteenth century. The
old negro declared that he came to
Gorgia on a slave ship in about 1800,
McGANNON POUND GUILTY.
s Was Former Chief Justice of Cleve.
land Municipal Court.
Cleveland.-William H. McGannon, t
former cltef justice of the municipal ji
r- eourt, was found guilty of perjury by ii
d the jury which heard his case in com- g
a mon pleas, Judge Florence E. Allen's tl
e court. The penalty is prom one to ten tl
. ears in the Ohio penitentiary. Mc- i
Gannon was charged with giving per- ti
jured testimony in his trial for the I
murder of Harold C. Kagy, of which he
Judge Allen was not in court when A
Sthe jurors announced they had reached 51
a verdict. He arrived shortly after, ii
however, and ordered the jury brought 84
in. Questioned as to the verdict, the
Stwo women and ten men an the jury fi
said they had voted for conviction. o
S"The verdict is the grossest miscar- tt
riage of justice in tBe annals of local
courts," the former Judge eaid. "I told a
Sthe whole truth at the trials and noth- s
ing but the truth."b
Judge Allen then sentenced McGan-D
non to an indefinite sentence of from
one to ten years in the Ohio peniten- 5
LEAVE SIMS ALONE.
Senate Naval Committee Will Not In- p
vestigate London incident tl
S Washington-Acting Chairman Poin- b
dexter of the senate naval committee rI
states that in view of the reprimand
administered to Read Admiral Sims
by Secretary Denby the senate naval
eommittee probably would not conduct a
an independent investigation into the tI
London speech of the admiral An in- a
qltry by the committee is proposed in w
SBa M tintlo r Semator HarrisoL de-m. I
ewe1 MiuluimL adeted recently. 54
D BIDS FAREWELL
SI RETIRES AFTER TWENTY-FIVI
ACITIVE YEARS ON AMERI
N EQUITY'S POLICY THE CAUSE
u- Writes a Farewell Letter To Friends
and Will Tell the Folks Back
Home of Good Times Spent
te New York.--George M. Cohan has
v. said good-bye to Broadway.
f- Retiring after 25 years on the stage
"d because of the closes shop policy oi
'd the Actors' Equity association, Cohan
te wrote his farewell to friends as "Dear
Old Friend Hlroadway."
'd "Just a few words before I Ieavn.
o Thanks a tlh~:uand times for all you've
e done for tme' and mine'. tie wrote. "I'vo
'certrainly enjoyed my visit andt I intend
n to t0 11 the folks back home all abouf
. the gooil time oit gatv I"i'' a t
mucnh I appreciate your many kind
r.- nesc es.
11 I don't suppose the folks will know
t. me back home now that my hair is
g. gray. I was a blond when I first met
you. 1)0o you remetmber how 1 used to
1- look? The hat cok'd on the sid- of
s. the head. ihe plaid vest and the cream
e colored danling shoes. And, oh, yes.
f the switch cane.
s "Take good c(are of the children of
s the theater whi- I'm away, kid, and
p don't let them play too hard and tire
- themselves all out. In case they break
SI the top (the closed shop) and start
. crying, take my advice, Broadway,
o and don't scold them too hard.
y "In the meanti.me, good-bye Broad
way, take care of yourself."
e LARGE SUM PAID SOLDIERS
o Quarter Billion Distributed by War
r- Risk Bureau.
ý. Washington.-The government has
s made a total disbursement of $226,
e 486,891 in meeting the compensation
,. claims of fromer service men disabled
s by reason of wounds, inlurles or dis
s, ease incurred in the world war, and
e death claims of dependents, according
it to an announcement by Director C. R.,
- Forbes of the bureau of war risk in.
surance. Disbursements for disability
s have aggregated $192,677,589.48, ant
I, death disbursements .$33,809,301.86.
- For the month of May alone the total
f amount disbursed by the bureau for
compensation purposes was $10,575,
1 416, the monthly'payments on disabil
b ity compensation claims for that pe
f riod amounting to $9,145,288 and the
monthly payments to the dependents
of deceased soldiers amounting to $1,
41 30,128. Between June 1 and June 11
the bureau mailed 221.612 checks to
cover this disbursement to former
Cannot Defeat Title.
New York.-The supreme court has
decided that a suit by a young man
to recover a ring given during court
ship should not be dismissed merely
because of a claim in behalf of the
young woman, that she was not of age
and could not be sued. The court ac
cordingly reversed a decision in the
city court dismissing a suit and direct.
ed a new trial.
To Hear Pat Harrison.
New Orleans.-Senator Pat Harrison
of Mississippi will address a monster
Fourth of July celebration here, ac
cording to announcement The cele
bration will be staged by the Ameri
LANDIS' NEW JOB.
Arbiter of Baseball Will Read Batclts
of ULove Letters."
Chicago.-Judge Landis, in addition
to his multifarious duties as supreme
judge in baseball, arbiter in the build
ing"trade controversy, applying the
goad to evil-doers of all sorts and set
tling all sorts of disputes, will take
time to read a series of "spiritual love
letters" to see if they are proper mat
ter to place before the federal grand
These letters were written to Mrs.
Mary Leida Gale, a sculptress, by Dr.
A. C. Wippern. Mrs. Gale recently
sued the physician for $100,000, alleg
ing he treated her without benefit for
several years, held hypnotic influence
over her, generally deceived her and
finally performed a surgical operation
on her nose from which she contracted
Then she brought suit and immedi
ately a subpoena duces tecum was
served upon her attorney to appear
before the federal grand jury and
produce certain letters written by Dr.
Wippen to Mrs. Gale. Il.e: attorney
says the.se letters will ruin his client'is
case and "injure her donlc:stically,"'
24-Cent Gas in New York.
New York.-The Standard Oil Com
pany of New Jersey announces that
the wholesale price of gasoline has
been reduced to 24 cents a gallon, a
reduction of one-half cent.
8till Explosion Kills One.
Wllkesbarre, Pa.-The explosion of
a private still in his cellar resulted is
the death of Joseph A. Fryer, ol Paw
sons, near here, who was showure
with the burning whisky, it beat
Iaowu here through a phIrae'lIs s:
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