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POLK COUNTY NEWS-GAZETTE. BENTON. TENNESSEE.
i CUIEICY REFORM BILLJS PASSED I MEASURE FRAMED BY DEMO CRATIC SENATE CAUCUS ADOPTED. CARRIED BY VOTE OF 54 TO 34 Bill. Will Be Completed by Confer ence Committee and Will Be Ready for Preeident to Sign. ' yrashington. The administration currency reform bill, proposing a re vision of the financial system of the United States and the creation of regional reserve banks to act as sta bilizing elements In the banking and financial world, passed the senate by a vote of 54 to 34. Forces that had fought together for improvement and amendment of the measure to the last amaea wueu mc final vote came. Senator Hitchcock, who had led the opposition to the bill, returned to the Democratic ranks and Senator Weeks, one of the leaders on the Republican side, with five other Republicans, and Senator Toindexter Progressive voted for the passage I the measure. 1 differences exist between the f the legislation passed by the e and the bili that passed the veral months ago. Democrat ic already have partly adjust- differences, however, and it lifted that, the bill would be V by a conference committee t to President Wilson for his 'option of the administration jvn as the "Owen bill," follow ' 3 the formal defeat, by 44 to 5ie "Hitchcock bill" which had horsed by Senator Hitchcock five Republican members of ' divided senate committee d on -the legislation. rlhe viously rejected, wun- "central bank Dili Lstitute by Senator ';n wrangle long - In advahtl. 1Y cleaned inside and buU liu,e Ditterness and no tangl are decorated with riciTjdence tnat differences which fern leaves and evergm' over metnod3 could not be rec- housewife buys a pot , took steps 'nrnanamnd O era Til H Tl t " O TT1 1 11 Jit Vi ropi f - . J' Igyjl Iflll If H Ml some bamboo, and some plum twigs. t-' yVs afl'd which have! her home by ornaments like these the vy ,n many exciting jealous deities that guard the future - ,atter day ni8tory. The city streets resound with the i dissenting vote the com- of the dough pounders making moo?" mafee ft cnange ,n anese equivalent of Bjunjdlng, tee ntation ,n national paid. New clothes a, tne A -hirh wm greatly affect fortheiren the Congres- fortrn n for Woman Suffrage .,,UT' : T. jj w .Mioo Pnnl and iCn 13 ueaucu , ich raised $25,000 last year to car on lobby work in' Washington for s national association. 'Officers of the national association manded that the money raised by ,ss Paul as head of the Congression ' , Union be accounted for to the -surer of the national association. aV S3 Paul's refusal caused the nation al'officers to remove her as chairman of the national association's congres sional committee. . As a result of the internal strife, Miss Paul collapsed from a nervous breakdown in Washington while de livering a suffrage speech, and is now confined to her home in Morristown, ;N. J. Her removal from office while too ill to journey to New York City to defend herself has created indigna tion in the ranks of the Congressional Union. 'Officer Imprisoned for Zabern Affair. ; Strassburg, Germany. A sentence of forty-three days' Imprisonment was , pronounced by a courtmartial on ' Lieut Baron Von Forstner of .the Ninety-ninth infantry. The courtmar tial was opened on Lieutenant Forst ner for cutting down with his saber a lame shoemaker in Zabern, Alsace, on December 2. The charge brought agalnBt him was: "Willful assault and causing great bodily harm by the il- Lieut. Von Forstner was the officer who brought troubles between the auuub . v ,' . lvllAn noDUlation OI Zabern. , rimt Bale Negro Dead. r.a Dpal L. Johnson, known throughout the South as the ai a t kflU man fir neorela." and one III HI uore - . of the most prominent negroes in this section of Georgia, died in Alba ny as he was being hurried to a hos-.a-i ToMronn was one of the most Interesting men in this part of the state, and though ne reiuseu w ' .4i or in nolitlcs was an ac- acute va.. . ... - ... . ijH loniipr of his race. His Wg plantation in the western part o Dougherty county is In southwest ueorgia, i u install Barber Shop. nuv - - - , New York. A special barber is the inn in church life. St. George's Episcopal church, which the late Mr. J. Pierpont Morgau enuu- with half a million aonars, n - horhor ehon for the choir. The Rer. Karl Reiland, the rector, . ..in ttm new feature, said: "For. the sake of uniformity in the appearance of our chblr boys and as a . slight evidence of parochial apprecla- m we have assignea a specim u , to the boys on Saturday mornings on Sundays before services. THESE WINTER MORNINGS k VL xvJfi I. ihim iiiuw xniii i i i i ik s n r r . i.r g i mVr-; ,,. . n.Mrtrf... - M PLANS FOR THE FUTURE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COM MITTEE DECIDES AGAINST SPECIAL CONVENTION. New Basis of Representation Will Re duce Dixie Delegates In Fu ture National Conventions. Washington. After debate, the Re publican national committee deter mined that it was clothed with am ple power to readjust the composi tion of the party's -national conven tion and had authority to make re forms in convention rules and pro cedure that have been demanded by many elements since the convention M 1A10 i rwl th a rumocratic victory ,,a 1nRt Novcmber. 11 TB Y. ' - " . (l. naT- Southern stateS( gave full recognition to the principle 01 uib yiimj - election of delegates to such conven tions, approved laws regaramg Btalc. n.i,i.ii pv)rf that all delegates be selected at large, and accepted the principle that delegates properly ac credited by state authorities shall be placed on the temporary convention roll Informally it had been agreed that the new basis of representation should be referred to the Republicans in the various states ior rauuwuu. tv,o nnlv Hlffprence of ODinion that developed on tho surface was over the question of the machinery to be used to effect the reforms, ur we iuh-j-nlne committeemen who voted on the one roll call taken, fourteen favored tho naiunsr of a. snecial convention to bring about these changes, and thirty- five declared themselves opposeu. Pays Fortune to State Tor uoxina. m vnrk Tn filline the annual re port with the new legislature at Al bany, the state athletic commission will show that since the boxing law went into effect in August, 1911,. about $110,000 has been paid into the state comptroller's offlve, as the 5 per cent. tax on gross receipts oi u nu clubs operating unaer me eiaiutc. There has been a falling off In receipts during the last year. "Drys" Carry Staunton, Va. nnonnke. Va. At a local option election in Staunton, Va., the "drys" won out by 98 majority. The vote polled was the heaviest In the his tory of the city, being near the 1,500 mark. Thirtv.Eiaht Miners Killed. xt, rwtin. Colo. Thirty-eight men , - - were killed in the Vulcan mine oi me Rocky Moutnain Fuel company by an explosion of coal dust Two miners roomied after the underground workings had caught fire. All the victims were married, ana an dui six tv era Americans. Men in ur ci6" -- charge of the rescue worn asseneu that it probably would be a day or two before tne Dooies cuum ue ered. Before sundown the mine naa cleared of gas and an exploration of the wrecking workings was made. Two Lynched by Louisiana Mob. Shreveport, La. Two negroes.. Ern nd Frank Williams, were lynched by a mob at Blanchard. La., after they had confessed to killing uaivm uai lard a white man. Ballard's body was found hacked to pieces In his store. Ballard gained his release from the Louisiana penitentiary some months ago after be bad killed three negro prisoners who were trying to escape. It is believed the Williams brothers were friends of the uegores Ballard killed. ' WANT POWER OVER ROADS imtcd!TTE COMMERCE . -COM MISSION RECOM MENDS ..-FUR THER ACTION.' Makes Vigorous Recommendation for Additional Powers over mc Railrj?ids. FiHDhasizing the ne cessity for further action by the Fed- eral government to provide greater safety for travelers and employees upon American raiiroaas, mo state commerce commission, in lljS an- nual renort, submitted to congress, makes vigorous recommendations tor additical powers over tlie physical ronstfuction and operation of the road. The commission also recom- meids that it be given authority to iervfse the issue 01 raiiroau u. lilies and some measure of control i. !(nlUnfiAn - ' over me caiittuuu. t CondiMia disftl'ca uii3Kvy-- sun;s invesugauon vl lamuau urincr ttici vflfl.r Dresent a situ- UCll VO UUi e "w ation, which, the commission believes, ought' to be the subject of immediate legislation. Seventy-six acciaenis ju .,tiotorl rnmnrised fifty-one colli fCOWftWu 1 " derailments, and caused the death of 283 and the injury of 1,880 persons. Commenting upon these facts, the report says: "The commission again is compelled to note the exceedingly large propoi accidents due to derelic tlon of duty on the part of employees. m.eiv nf thn-aoeidents investigated during the year, or nearly 74 per cent, of the whole number, were directly caused by mistakes ot employees rr-i midui-os were of the same na ture as those noted by the commission in its last annual report, nameiy, uib o.orrf of fixed sienals: Improper flag ging; failure to obey train orders; im oV,olrinfi- nr train reKisier; iuio' UIUUCI ..... o " " - understanding or orders, wuW."e, ttrriA of fluDerior train; III a. in i,v.v w block operator allowed train to enter occupied block; aisapicner Bavc v order or used improper form of order; operator made mistaKe m cuyywt, Ar- o.itfh left onen in race oi p no.vinr irain! excessive speed ; fail uiuaviima .- .. . ii.... mar ure to identiry train uu "These errors are exactly the ones whirh fieure in the causes of train accidents year after year. AIII C f l fill action of Boundary. ri.n Ttniv The International riuivuw, - commission for the deliberation of the Albanian frontier has decided unani mously to abide any decision which may be reached in London, ine com mi00)r.n nnnointed to delimit the north hnundarv of Albania has, it is ..j-,l oHniirnpri until ADril 2 next. The soutnern nounaary una decided on provisionally from Cape stvles to Koritza. but its precise course has not yet been laid down. t r..mnt Assistant Postmasters. nroaV.in.rt on All assistant postmaS' ters will be exempted from the civil ervice under the postoffice appropri wn rnmnleted by the house committee on postoffices and to be ndiatelv after the holi day recess. The Democrats of the committee voted to put Into the meas committee voted to put into tne mens- ure a provision substantially similar . i 4i. ounrtrv rivll bill un- a 4 Via nna tl tiin sundry civil bill un LU WC - hinh ripnntv collectors and aep ... nvnia wpre xemDted from civ il service. The Din carries nvy- mately $303,000,000 Wants Government to Protect Radium Mi Dr. Howard Kelly. a Baltimore surgeon, Is convinced that it is the imperative duty oi me rcu- eral government for the public good ' r . nr an ra. nw e v " ii tola nnaseflsion at once of an ra dlum-bearing ore 1 nthls coutnry. He declared that an Institution should be established where radium will be re duced from the ore and distributed to physicians for the treatment oi clans for the treatment oi cu- cer. Doctor Keiiy ana Aiireu . u nont OI ueiawiuo m o wui.uB .nrter their leases of Pitch Blonde . wnnnir v nr. mfnes In Colorado for the purpose. OWNERSHIP OF WE HIS POSTMASTER GENERAL BURLE SON FAVORS ACQUISITION BY GOVERNMENT. SERVICE SELF SUPPORTING Declares Postal Service Will Be Con ducted for Efficiency Rather Than Profit. Washington. A sweeping declara nt th DrinciDle of goY- nuu iu - eminent ownership of telephone and telegraph lines and an assertion that the postal service now is Beu-Bu. Ing for the first time since 1883. are ..-a tha annual TPDOrt Of POSt- master General Burleson, transmitted Concerning the acquisition of teie tcio?rnh lines. Postmaster General Burleson says that the gov ernment has demonstrated us to conduct public utilities, and, from his present information, he is inclined clearly to the taking over by the post- office department 01 me leiee' lines and, possibly, also,' of the tele phone lines. Discussing ium UJasid & v . ' nf th constitutional pur- f tho nofital establishment leads to the conviction that the postoffice department should nave cuhu. alt means or tne commmiiwi' telligence. The first teiegrapn ni maintained and op- oa . nnrt of the Dostel service, and it is to be regretted that congress . il l. B rtvr irk saw fit to relinquisn uiis iu.w"j private enterprise. . rni, mnnnnn St n naiUI B 111 lD i.v. ni, hi.dn'oas makes it of vital im portance to the people that It be con- -r..i,..i i. .,..uMnii Ir.terests. and this UUtlCU UJ can be accomplished only through gov ernment ownership. "The act of Juiy. ?$, io. proviuius i .iii.n v . government 'acquisiUon of the q p0Q payment of an ' valuauon and the act 1902 dlrectlng the postmaster general report to congress ' the probable Qf connectIng a telegraph and tel- ,,, with the nostal service v feaglble pian afe evidences n.w-n thia eovernment ulti- mateJ t0 acqairA and operate these e,ectrIcal meanspj communicaUon as aJ facilltlef,.' --js done by an uie . . ...itiii;' '-"In Anna hv all the postal iacmucM ' - principal natd fie United States "iVboJlSvs -yperaiiou . w In n 110 4 It n . ft parcel post has raemonsirawsu w pacity of the gXernment to conduct the public utilities wnicn iuji i"""' within the postal provision oi uie v stitution." DANIELS FOR "HYSTERICS" He Says So-Called Hysteria Is the Real Democracy. xt, - Vrrri? "Reactionaries wuu think to weaken the advocacy of Pro gressive measures- by declaring, that they are the products of 'hysteria,"' were roundly denouncea nere vy ocv. nan.Pia of the navy In an ad- 1 o i.c j rtress at the dinner of tne worm Caro lina Society of New York. it a -fnr Aava nff " Mr. Daniels j,C " uw; - said, "a distinguished educator from a Southern state m a speecn in e vr-t nopinrpd that Buch new and pro- '),to mouciirpa as the initiative and referendum were 'revolutionary. Another distinguisnea aumoruy, . statesman and an educator, referred to certain modern American political doctrines as wua tneones wmvu vum eanca and wisn exDerience de- UiUU H V. 1 ... .J " - ' mand be rejected "as me resuii w hysteria.' "The real trouble is that this so oiiQH 'hvstrla' hurts. It keeps par- it. does not take from la bor the bread it earns, it makes pro tection-built weaitn pay income It elects senators direct from the, peo ple." Darrfl Boast Record Broken. nhinatm since the Christmas rush of business began here a new record u v.oon ontnhiinhnd in the Chicago uao J - ntfna hv thfih andllne of an aver- 4Ui3fcw...N. rf age of 215 tons or parcel yosi mat ter a day. Another local recora was oatflhllshed the first ten days oi ue- nmw uhpn Jl.000.000 worth of stamps were sold. i...st in ctnm Snot 100 Years. Statesboro. Ga. Prigen Beasley, one t 4ha nlHoct men in ueorgia. wa 1 1 L , tllV - i...-ti nonr his home in this county. - nf. roquIpv was born in Bulloch coun- IT... M ty and lived in the same spot for ever a hundred years. He was born in a leap year, on February 29, and though ne na8 seen iuu summer8, no d Dut twenty-five actual birthdays, this Ana fniHne everv four years. On his he has seen 100 summers, ne nas imu Aaa failine every four years. On his 1 nnnlvprRnrT hfi was KiV- UUC ilunJ vvi v- cn a reiteration which was attended bv 1.600 people. He was at mat umw In the best of health. Thirty Sailora Saved. c. TTVnnp(rn niven un for lost. OU.U . - the crew of the dismasted and aban aonea sieei smv .Bw... v- London, are on their way to Dover -v.j ho French shlD Loire, which doned steel ship Daigonar, ownea in nirVPd them ud October 9, a thousand JJU11CO VH - rvir f ha rnARL ni inline. tavu j. Ibester and three ot nis men are jlnA Ftmt word of the loss of the uaigonar, wiu - n.unnur which earned a crew oi - RDoui umw, " " I v.... in wnpn lab f iculu lj ci i. .11 .w i u . ----- - anchored. Captain Moricet of the Ma- I rle Bighted the Dalgonar, Benton Banking Company BENTON, TENN. Capital Stock $25,000 Surplus $5,000 A Designated State Depository J. C. NORTON, President A. J. WILLIAMS, Vice President J. D. CLEMMER, Casniex H. W. McCLARY, Asst. Casniei BACKED BY REAL ESTATE WORTH OVER 500,000 0a DIRECTORS. A. J. WllliamB, R, W. Clemmer, B. B. C. Witt, J. 1. Taylor. F. T. Harrison. We pay 3 per sent, on laree-moum deposits. Cleveland National Banl Cleveland, Tenn. JURPVW AND WOflTI..-. " TOCKMOLOERr UAilLITY.. TOTAL OIIltlTY OFFICER Johnston. President trann. j. wi DON'T PUT IT OFF; j.,,-; yODl I IPF NEW YUKlV UTE r-OU DATS OF lUB. T. MeKtNNtY, Spools! Aont KNOAVIbkB, FORFIRST-CLASS LIVERY -OO JASPER.. .OOD HORSES, FINE CARRIAGES, e LOW RATES. WHEN YOU way CALL ON HIM. DUCKTOWN. THE SAFEST AND QUICKEST WAY TRANSFER rJiOi3EY Lono; Distance Telephone FOR RATES APPLT Cumberland TtUphono INCORPORATED. m. l. eox, MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN looomeats & Tombstones THE PROGRESSIVE Is the one his business t his business Now is your opportunity and this paper the medi um through can talk your wants. J. O. Norton. W. P. Scarborough, T. I Lowery. C. W. Gamble, .,,.mnnth tlm auu f - .00C- W F. " INSURE TO DAY a M " iNSURAlNUti AJ lWm ADDRESS. Ot empire BuIIMm i" TO- CENTER A I. J J F 0 L D.I VI - TENNESSEE. ii TO TO fcOCAI. MXHAUm & Telegraph Company, B. B. C. WITT, Attorney at Law, PRACTICES IN ALL THE COURT , P who makes it to advertise thoroughly- which you MAN r -