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h | TOWN OF OPPORTUNITY THE PATRIOT KICKING HELPS NOT BUT WORK DOES Vol. 25 TIMBER LUMBER GLENMORA, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 1922. NAVAL STORES NO. 44 PUUfS MADE FOR KIWAM8 CLUB BACKS MOVE MENT TO ERECT , MONUMENT WILL FORM AN ASSOCIATION Suitable Monument To Memory Of Captain Henry Metier Strove, Founder of Shreveport. Shreveport, La.—Initial steps look lng to the erection of a suitable monu ment to the memory of Captain Henry a'lller Shreve, a native of New Jer sey, amie recognized founder of the city of Shreveport eighty-seven years ago were taken at a meeting of the Kiwanis Club when the Rev. Claud I* Jones, paster of the Central Christian Church, offered a resolution providing for a special committee of Kiwanians to attend to the necessary prelimi naries. The plan outlined by the Rev Mr. Jones also provides for the orga nisation of the Henry Miller Shreve port Memorial Association, to be com posèd of representatives of civic bodies, churches and schools, to de vise ways and means of establishing the memorial. As stated by Rev. Mr. Jones, his torical records show that Captain 8hreVe was an engineer of national note, and was employed by the United States government prior to the found ing of Shreveport. In fact, it was due to work he did for the government, the removal of a huge raft 165 miles long in Red river, that Shreveport was founded. Captain Shreve estab lished his camp at what is now S""* 4 ' port while accomplishing the r of the raft, which had bloc' channel of the river againt Par&'ÄT This was in 1834 or 1835: —--had its birth on a tract of land gi C to Martin Edwards by the Caddo uidians. This tract was later gold to Angus McNeil, who after ward located a claim on the present site of Shreveport, and at that time there was only one building, a log cabin, on the property. In 1836 Mc Neil became associated with five other men in the organization of the Shreveport Townsite Company—Cap tain Henry Miller Shreve, native of New Jersey; James B. Pickett, native of South Carolina; Thomas P. Wil liamson, native of Arkansas; Sturgis Sprague, native of Mississippi, and Buslirod Jenkins, a merchant at Nach itoches. La. Each of these men bound himself to build a home on the tract which extended from the old Red river front to the highlands, northeast of Commerce street, to probably what is now that part of Market street near the Douglas Island (Cross bayou) via duct. They laid off the townsite with streets • In 1839 the city's charter was issued, showing John O. Sewell the first may or of Shreveport; Matthew Watson, first sheriff; and E- K. Wilson, first judge of the Seventh Judicial District, •xtending south to Opelousas, La. Covington.—Trustees of the Robert School near Alton, J. H. Roberts, W A. Luther and W G. Powe, and six other signatories have petitioned for the removal of the principle, George Gosselin. The petition alleges that Mr. Gosselin has publicly declared that he did not care whether the child ren learned or not, just so he received his salary; that this has caused dis satisfaction among patrons of the school, and leads the taxpayers to be lleve that their portion of school funds will be exhausted with little benefit derived. Monroe.—Negroes living along the Louisiana-Arkansas border and at Crossett and on property of the Cros sett Lumber Company have organized a law and order league and have warned every negro violator to reform or leave the community. Eunice—The Parent-Teacher As sociation of the Eunice High School, .after witnessing the program of the High School Literary Society, dis oussed ways and means of dealing the truancy question in the ? 1 . ■wiy» Bogalusa.—Carl McManus, engineer for the Great Southern Lumber Com pany, and John Bell, negro section hand, were killed recently when the lqflMnotive pulling a train of fifteen tjoed log cars turned otor on the lumber company's spur, a mile out of Chora w, Miss Point« a la Hache- —Dr. Von Haden reports 9 two-thirds of the live stock of the parish tick free, and has raised oil quarantine restrictions for ship ment < ' ' the New Orleans live stock »*r' \ I* Shreveport.—An appeal to the Dis trict Court in behalf of Claud Erwin, alleged member of the I. W W„ who is serving ninety days on the parish farm for vagrancy, has been granted by City Judge J. B. Samuel on request of Harold O Mulks, Chicago attorney, representing Erwin. A recent article In an Oklahoma paper relative to I. W. W. activities, included the name of Erwin as a member of the general or ganization committee Shreveport.—Joe D. Barksdale, for merly of the firm of Barksdale and Barksdale of Ruston, has moved to Shreveport and become law partner with A. H VanHook and S. C. Clark. Eunice.—At a meeting of the Civic League at the Wodman hall, Mrs. John White, chairman, arranged for replant ing of dead trees on the neutral ground of Park avenue, the disposal of waste paper about the streets, and changing of the date of meeting in order not to conflict with the Parent Teacher Association of the Eunice High School. Baton Rouge.—The following ap pointments have been announced by Governor Parker: A. W. McDow, po lice juryman, Ward Three, Winn Par ish, vice E. R. Walker, removed; J. H- Wade, justice of Peace, Haynes ville, Ward Three, Claiborne parish; William W. McDonald, notary public r Shreveport, parish of Caddo; Lee Lanier, notary public, Amite, Tangi pahoa parish Thibodaux.— E. F. Dickinson, rep resenting the plantations of C- S. Mathews and also the plantations of the Ernest -Roger Company, address ed the jury in opposition to its ap propriation of $20,000 for the public roads as had been proposed. Shreveport.—The Caddo police jury has named A. C- Steere and R. T Douglas of Shreveport add Gilliam, respectively, as members of the Board of equalization. Sbr?""V/ _T* Jdf* Trading Com pany, with John D. Martin and N. M. Martin, members of the firm, have filed bankruptcy papers in the Federal Court here. Monroe.—The Ouachita Juvenile As sociation has empowered Judge Char les Schulze of Monroe to draft a reso lution urging Gevornor Parker to use his best efforts in providing as soon as possible a state training school for white and negro girls of the state Vovington.—Judgments have been rendered in the District Court in fav or of the following nou-resident plain tiffs: Hartwig-Moss Insurance Agency of New Orleans vs the Onville Lum her Company, in the sum of $100 and costs. Monroe.—J. D. McGee has sold to Max and David Kaplan the McGeheo Handle Factory located in Adams and Ninth streets in Monroe, and E. O. ! Rabb has sold to Max and David Kap lan the property on which tfee handle factory was located Messers. Kaplan propose to develop and extend the facilities of the factory. Monroe.—New York bankers now touring the Haynesville and ElDorado oil fields, have been invited to visit Monroe by the Chamber of Commerce of this city and it thought may be able to accept the invitation. Monroe.—Mrs. A. A. Forsythe of Monroe has received passports and will sail from New York city on the steamship Empress of Scotland on January 25 for the Orient, where she will spend several months, later go ing to other parts of Europe. Thibodaux.—At the meeting of the police jury recently there were seven j bids for the $145,000 road bonds of District 4. The award, however, was made to the Marine Bank and Whit noy Trust Company, of New Orleans, | the hid being für par, accrued interest and the sum of $962. Alexandria.— W. P. Elliott, 30 years old, of St. Landry, La-, was drowned when he attempted to cross a stream In a small boat. The body was recovered. Mr. Elliott was a vet eran of the world waj, having been a member of the Third Division. Third Infantry. He is survived by his par ents, five sisters and five brothers. Covington.—Louis M. Morgan, for mer Congressman from St. Tammany parish, addressed the Women's Pro gressive League Friday at 3 p. m. on "Suffrage." Eunice.—In the St. Landry parish campaign for the anti-tuberculosis fund, the Enice chairman, Mrs. John White, collected $47.75 through her personal efforts with the Assistance of the Baptist, Methodist apd Episcopal Sunday schools, and through the Eu nice High school. Denham Springs.—Mistaken for a wild turkey, George White a youth re siding at Walker, La., was shot aud injured seriously by Willie Peak, also of Walker. j j ! j SIBERIAN PROBLEM KILL BE TAKEN UP IS ONLY TOPIC ON AGENDA THAT STILL REMAINS UN EXPLORED EXPECT JAPANESE VICTORY Little Opposition To Japan's Contin ued Occupation Of Disputed Ter ritory Is Seen At Present Washington.—The problem of Si beria, the only topic on the agenda of the Washington conference now re maining unexplored, is to replace the Chinese questions during the coming week as the paramount concern ot the arms delegatons. By most of the delegations the Si berian situation is not expected to lead to a long discussion, and it is predict ed generally that by the end of the week the Far Eastern discussions will find themselves once more abreast of the almost-concluded naval negotia tions. The Japanese, who expect Siberia to be considered at the next meeting of the Far Eastern Committe, receiv ed from Tokio an expression of policy by Foreign Minister Pchida, which they regard as determining definitely the attitude of their government against withdrawal of Japanese troops from Siberia until a stable administra tion has been established there. This position the delegation is expected t lay before the committee as soon as u begins its Siberian discussions, bring ing the negotiations at once to a con sideration of the central issue in volved in the problem. There is no indication htat any power intends to stubbornly dispute the Japanese stand, or to bring on a prolonged debate over minor questions in some quarters there is apparent a belief that Japan should be invited to aet a definite date for withdrawal of her military forces, but the Japanese delegates said tonight they have no present intention of doing so. Their troops, they claim, are in Siberia sole ly to protect Japanese interests during the present unsettled conditions, and therefore it would be wholly impos sible to fix a withdrawal date until there are dfinite assurances of an im provement. Although the Far Eastern Commit tee is about to shift its attention to Siberia a few of the Chinese questions still remain to be disposed of, and will ™ ceive consideration when the causes which prompted their postponment are removed. -The Chinese request for ! obligation of the "21 demands treat ies is among these, but is not expected to come up until the Shantung negotia tions are ended. Other subjects in clude the Chinese Eastern railway and the Russo-Chinese alliance of 1896, both of which are consdered like ly to dove tail into the Siberian discus sions as they proceed. sea ti ng the Southern Tariff Associa tion> calliag at the White House, that he favors a tari ff that gives the same protsrt ion to the South that is given ,. Q the North More Cars Are Idle Washington. — The number of freight cars idle because of business conditions increased by 27,998 be tween January 1 and January 8, ac cording to reports to the Car Service Division of the American Railway As sociation. For Equal Protection Washington.—President Harding is naid to have told a delegation repre Urges Factory Budget Chicago.—As a means of 'reducin expenses in manufacturing each man ufacturer should institute a budget .system for each department of his irm, Edward M. Hurley, former chair man of the United States Shipping Board, sa. a in a speech to the Illinois Manufacturers' Cost Association. Nogales, Ari.—Revolutionary activ ées said to be headed by-General Fe 'ix Diaz, nephew of the former Mex ican president, are increasing in the -states of Vera Cruz and Oaxaca, and '.he government is taking extraordi sary measures to combat them. Tennessee Road 8old Nashville,Tenn.— C. M. Hovey, as sistant manager of the Nashville In 1; striai corporation has bought the 'eunessee Central Railroad for $L '. 00 , 000 . Building Shows Gain. New York.—Total expenditures for building throughout the country for the year 1921 was $1,59B,1<6,192, » gain of 14.9 per cent over the re cord year of 1910, it ha aounetd. L A. NEST0S L. A. Nestos is the new governor of North Dakota, succeeding Lynn J. Frazier, who was ousted in a recall election. Mr. Nestos was born in Nor way in 1877, and came to the United States in 1893, beginning as a farm laborer and harness maker. He is a graduate of the University of Wiscon sin and the University of North Da kota. CRITICAL PERIOD IN ARMAMENT PARLEY DELEGATES ARE NOW CON FRONTED BY TOUCHY QUES TIONS OF THE FAR EAST Pact Text Incomplete. Paris-—The supposedly wide di vergence of views held by M. Poin care and M. Briand on the Franco British pact appears less striking in the light of late information brought by delegates returning from the Can nes conference. It appears that the text of the pact as published repre sented an incomplete stage. Clash In Ciftna Likely. Peking.—Governor Wu Pei-Fu, in spector general of Hunan and Hipep, who is moving troops north from Hu pep, has sent an ultimatum to the Pek ing government, giving the Liang cab inet three days in which to resign. Boston.—A conference of repre sentatives of all labor unions affiliat ed with the American Federation of Labor will be held here January 27 the Boston Central Union has an nounced. \ Washington.—The Far East discus sion of the arms conference are en treing their final period of discussion, with most of the delegates professing confidence in the outcome but admit ting that the days just ahead may be the mopt critical of the whole Wash ington negotiation^. Having begun with a declared policy of disposing first of subjects upon which agreement appeared easiest, the plenipotentiaries now find themselves confronted with decisions oil the prob lems which long have been storm cen ters of Oriental politics—enforcement of the open door in Shantung, Man churia, and the Japanese occupation in Siberia. For the moment all the delegations appear to have adopted simultaneous ly an attitude of waiting, so that ex cept for collateral discussions of va rious points the work of the confer ence is at a standstill. The situation again has made Japan the center of conjecture, because of her outstanding position in the Far Elast and because most of the prob- ; lems to be approached have arisen over policies and acts emanating from Tokio. Representatives of the other powers are speculating to what extent the United States will go in repeating the many protests she has made in the past against Japanese seizures in Shantung and elsewhere on the conti nent of Asia, and in seeking an ef fective means by which readjustments may be brought about. Because the Washington govern ment has thus taken the lead in pro testing heretofore, however, some of the delegates believe American offic ials wouldn ot object if some other del gation now took upon its shoulders the task of stating pointedly the de sires of the powers regarding future Japanese-Chinese relations. But there is no indication that any other power i3 preparing to do so. The Japanese meantime are wait ing, but throwing out suggestions that any attempt to force Japan's with drawal from Shantung, Manchuria or Siberia, except on terms that will pro tect her "interests," is sure to meat bitter and protrabted opposition. a ; ILLNESS OF POPE BENEDICT XV HAS FATAL TERMINATION Death Comes Suddenly to Ven erated Occupant of the Papal Throne. LIFE SADDENED BY WAR HE VAINLY SOUGHT TO END Chosen Head of the Church in 1914, His Efforts to Terminate the Con flict Were Unsuccessful, Though Diligently Made—In Holy Orders Since 1874. Rome, Jan. 21.—Pope Benedict XV is dead. Death was caused by pneu monia. The pontiff was unconscious when the end came. He had lapsed into delirium earlier In the day and failed to recognize any one at the bedside, and during the early hours of the forenoon death was expected within a few hours. The pope was In extreme weakness id restless. Lying with closed eyes, he mur mured "Peace, peace," evidently allud ing subconsciously to the great mission of the pontificate In war time. Tragic Scene at Dawn. Other undistinguished messages fell from his lips from time to time, but his vitality had sunk so low that he spoke in the weakest of whispers. The day dawned upon a tragic scene at the Vatican. The papal court joined the cardinals in prayer. Outside in the piazza of St. Peter's a crowd of revefent meu and women, mostly kneeling with faces heavenward, ut tered their supplications for the recov ery of the Holy Father. The four attending physicians did all in their power to relieve his suffer ings, but they could hold out no hope for ultimate recovery. The strain was telling on all. In the anteroom off à ' The Late Pope Benedict the sick-chamber high prelates of the church, faces drawn with the agony of their sorrow, prayed without ces sation. y Suffers Great Pain. - At 8 a. m. the Holy Father was still breathing, but was in great pain and suffering agonized contractions of the ihroat. A brief bulletin was issued saying : "His holiness is weaker. The symp toms of pneumonia have extended* By this time all hope had been aban doned and the most optimistic of the. Vatican entourage hatT come to realize that the end was a matter of hours if not minutes. When thi» pope lost consciousness late Friday afternoon the attending 'physicians did not hesitate in express ing their tears that death was at hand. The pope had been sinking all day, due to inflammation of tiie lungs and weak heart action, but had retained consciousness. When he sank into a state of coma, after many hours of patient suffering, all preparations had been made and all pre-death ceremo nies completed. Shortly before noon the Vatican an nounced that the pontiff hud requested the last sacraments, realizing that he was dying. Throughout the afternoon he was kept alive by use of oxygen and arti ficial heart stimulants. At night the four physicians at the pontifical bed side administered tliese restoratives at frequent intervals. Shortly after noon Mgr. Znmpani administered the hast sacrament. Cardinal Merry Del Vnl, who, as .■ordinal chamberlain, asuntes papal authority until a new pope is elected, assumed permanent residence at the Vatican. Cardinal Glorgi began recitation of the prayers for the dying at 10 o'clock Friday morning. This was the official beginning of the grand penitentiary ceremonial. At 11 o'clock official notice of the grave condition of the Holy Father was sent to the Italian government. Cardinal Gaspnrri was notified as soon ns it was ascertained that the condition of his holiness was critical. The cardinal, in tears, hurried to the bedside of the pontiff. When the papal secretary of state arrived the pope was resting tran quilly and Immediately requested that the last sacraments be administered. His holiness was conscious and calm as Mjr. Zampini read the ceremony. The pope then continued fully con scious, hut owing to his weakened condition, only a small drop of holy water was placed on his tongue. The few cardinals gathered about the pon tiff's bedside recited the Psalms in subdued tones while the ceremony lasted. The grand penitentiary of the sa cred college, surrounded by assistants, then approached the bedside and read to the pontiff the profession of faith as formulated by the Vatican and the Trent councils. Monks Recite Formulas. The heads of ail the various re ligious orders in Rome then entered the sick-chamber. One by one they bestowed on the pope the indulgences of the various orders which each rep resented. Throughout the ceremony a profound silence pervaded the room, which was broken only by the low voice of each aged monk as he recited the formula for his order. Following tiie ceremony the proces sion slowly returned to the Basilica of St. I'eter. Only the domestic prel ates, whose duty it is to assist the pontiff until his death, remained. Groups ol' nuns aud monks belong ing to nearly all of the religious or ders having convents or monasteries in Rome gathered in the space extend ing from the great bronze doors of the Vatican to the top of the Scula Regia, praying for the pope. HAD FILLED HIGH POSITIONS Pope Benedict Prominent in Church Counsels Before His Elevatiorr to the Papal Throne. Pope Benedict -XV- rose to (he su preme head of tho Catholic church Sept. C, 1014, less than six month» after ho was elevated to the cardinal ship. He was horn of noble parents at Pogli, near- Genoa, Italy, Nov. 21, 1854. Ilis father was Marquis Delia Cbiesa. Educated at Capronican college a no the Academy of Ecclesiastics, he was ordained to the priesthood in 1878. He was taken to Madrid. Sfinin, by Cardinal Itampolia, and for four years was secretary of tiie nunciature In Spain. In 1001 he was appointed con suitor of the holy office and in 1007 Pope Pius S# him tlie appointment of archbishop of the see of Bologna. He was made a cardinal in May. 1014. Saddened By Horrors of War. Pope Benedict w as much affected by the horrors and sorrow of the World war and many times tried to bring about peace negotiations. Germany's violation of Belgium's neutrality filled hltn with great sorrow and after the sinking of the Lusitania, lie telegraph ed the German emperor telling his abhorrence of the deed. Pope Benedict's first appeal fo* pence was issued one week after his coronation. The appeal failed to bring results, as did also.his later plan tor n Christmas truce. In January and (q July. 1015. he again tried to hrtog about peace negotiations. In Mardi, 1016. he repeated his attempts and (a May of the same year suggested that America should act ns conciliator be tween tiie warring nations. His notq to President Wilson to this effect reached Washington when Germany and the United States were involved in a diplomatic crisis. The Vatican ap proved of President Wilson's peace note in 1017, but three months later the United States entered the war. The Pope's most memorable appeal for peace was issued in his own hand writing on August 8, 1017. and asked belligerent rulers to end the struggle. During the peace conference his pleaq were issued in behalf of weaker na tions. Just before the conference President Wilson had n private conference with Pope Benedict at the Vatican In which many questions of a social and tntei^ national nature were discussed. The settlement of the 700-year-old Irish problem was received with grea^ pleasure by the pope, who Issued § message congratulating the principal^ In tiie negotiations. History of Pope's Illness. By Professor Battlstini, chief medlj cal adviser of the nope and head ofj the group of physicians attending him.' Pome. Jan. 21.—The Holy Father's illness began on Tuesday.. He at first; suffered only from slight Inflammation of the bronchial tubes but unfortunate-, ly failed to pay sufficient attention to it v Uli the result that the illness grad ually developed into lung trouble. The inflammatory process was very rapid so that while at first onf? tne left lung was affected, it spread to tb% right lung yesterday morning.