STOP RAISE IN TAX
PROPERTY OWNERS SECURE AN
INJUNCTION PROHIBITING IN
FLATION OF TAXES
COURT GIVES ITS DECISION
Sustains The Contention That The As
sessed Valuation Of Agricultural
Lands, Suburban Lands And
City Lots Are Too High.
Monroe. La.—Judge Fred M. Odom
In a decision handed down in Sixth
District Court at Monroe recently in
the case of Guy P. Stubbs vs Joe Han
na, Ouachita tax assessor, and the
Ijonisiana Tax Commission, sustained
the contention of the tax payers of
the parish, for whom the suit was
brought, that the assessed valuation
of agricultural lands, suburban lands
and city lots is too high.
Judge Odom also gave a decision in
the variousjfkuits brought by Munhol
land-Danwitz Company, 1. Baer Com
pany, Ltd., and others that the assess
or could not tax accounts of 1921, in
accordance with a recent decision
of the Louisiana State Supreme Court
The case of Stubbs against the as
sessor was one of the most important
suits in district court in years. It
was brought by the Ouachita Tax Pay
ers' League composed of several of
the leading tax payers of Ouachita
parish, including Monroe and West
Taxpayers at fir9t petitioned the
Louisiana Tax Commission for relief
from high assessed valuation, claim
ing that Ouachita parish was being
discriminated against, that lands in
Union and other parishes similarly
Bituated were not assessed at so great
a figure. At the same time the tax
papers of Monroe claimed that the as
sessments in this city were based on
fictitious valuations that were the re
sult of boom times in 1919-1920.
The Ouachita parish police jury
adopted a resolution on November 10,
1921, protesting against the valuation
of farm, suburban and city property
and submitted it to the Louisiana
Tax Commission, but the Commission
turned down the protest on November
18 on the grounds that there was not
sufficient basis for a reduction in the
value of Ouachita lands. This was
followed by the organization of the
Ouachita Taxpayers' League and the
filing of the suit by Mr- Stubbs, who
claimed that a normal assessment of
8125,465 had been increased to 2145,
210 and praying for a writ of injunc
tlon directed to Joe Hanna et al, re
straining him from increasing the as*
sessment of the petitioner and from
extending and placing any increase
on the assessment roll. The plaintiff
was represented by Attorney Percy
Sandel. It is understood that an ap
peal will be taken by the assessor to
the Louisiana State Supreme Court.
Shreveport-—The traffic depart
ment of the local Chamber of Com
merce has been informed that effect
ive April 26, there wil be a new scale
of rates on crude and fuel oil between
Texas points and between Shreveport
and Texas points. The new rates
mean a reduction 2 cents per 100
Pioneer.—Darnelle Brothers Com
pany of St. Louis has completed and
begun to operate its standard guage
railroad near West and has purchased
a large body of land on the line where
a large sawmill and lumber plant will
be constructed. Around this plant
the city of Darnelle will be estab
Lafayette. — Announcement was
made by the banks of Lafayette that,
■ effective April 10, banking hours
would be changed so as to make them
from 9 to 3 o'clock.
Crowley.—Mayor P. S. Pugh, Jr., one
of the youngest officials in Louisiana,
has no oppostion for re-election at
the primary of April 11. Alderman A.
S. Loeb is alBo unopposed, as well as
Dr. W. Hyde, who is a new aspirant
for an aldermanic seat- The other
city offices will be contested, keeping
the political pot boiling
Independence.— Four carloads of
■trawberies were loaded out of Inde
pendence in one day recently, contain
ing an average of 800 pint crates to
the car. All sold, bringing from 24.75
to 25 per pint crate.
Shreveport.— Immediate construc
tion of a modern concrete and steel
building at a total cost of 2500,000
was announced by T. K. Giddens, lo
cal capitalist. The new building will
he located at the corner of Milan and
(arehall streets, and will be used as
»yette— W. S. Kendall of New
Jce-president of the Louisiana
pvelopment Company, ex
opinion that surprising
obtained in the Ainse
instruction of &
la the Scottish Cathedral
plan at the executive board,
to letters aent to members
Bite body in thi3 city
seat 3500 persons and
ide fadlit iee for meetings of
Houma.—Six pieces of city property
were sold at public auction April 1
in the succession of the late Mrs. Nor
bert P. Boudreaux.
New Iberia.—Fire recently damaged
the home of James R. Grimes in West
Main street to the extent of about
New Iberia.—Fire destroyed an au
tomboile belonging to the Jules Landy
estate on the Loreauville road. The
car was insured for 21500.
Oak Grove.—R- Jarmin, of Floyd,
has sold to the Darnell Lumber Co.,
of Memphis, 80 acres of land west of
Floyd as a site for a mill
Oak Grove.—Rev. H. B. Merce, pas
tor-evangelist, preached a special ser
mon to Masons and members of the
Eastern Star at the Baptist church.
Longstreet.—A new home economics
building has just been completed, as
an addition to the high school here.
The building cost 28,000. •
Monroe.—At a mass meeting recent
ly held, citizens of Spearsville organ
ized a vigilance committee to suppress
violations of the liquor laws.
Lafayette.—Principals of all schools
in Lafayette parish met here last
week to arrange a program for the
annual rally day exercises this month.
Shreveport. — The United States
Drilling Corporation's Giles 1 well in
12-23-11, Webster parish, has tested
salt water at 2750 feet. It will be
Crowley.—Because of the uniisual
conditions encountered in drilling the
first well of the Acadia Petroleum
Company, the drillers will add extra
boilers to get sufficient horsepower.
Haynesville.—A meeting of legion
members and former service men took
place recently at the Baptist church
for organizing a legion post here. A
petition for a temporary charter was
signed by all present.
Shreveport.— The nurses' home of
the Shreveport State Hospital, for
which a contract has been awarded
to W. H. Werner, local contractor,
wil be a three-story building with ac
commodations for sixty nurses.
Lafayette—One of the features of
the style shows of Better Business
Week, which began recently, is the
dispatch of wireless messages to the
surrounding country within a radius
of 150 miles.
Ida.—An additional building has
been provide dto care for the over
flow of the high school here. The
school now has an enrollment of 23C
students. School authorities are ad
vocating the building of a new struc
ture to accommodate the students.
Monroe.—Baptist associations of the
Northeastern Louisiana district met
here for the purpose of assisting in
the roundup for the 275,000,000 cam
paign. A number of addresses were
Lafayette.—It is planned to begin
work on the paving of streets in the
business section of the city this month.
Provision has been made by the city
council and bids have been invited.
The bids will be opened April 17.
Monroe.—Citizens of Bernice have
Subscribed 21,000 to continue the
grammar school there for the remain
ing two months of the term, the parish
authorities having announced that the
public funds were insufficient to pay
Estherwood.—There has been con
siderable rice planting here during the
past week. Farm tractors have been
of great help to the growers and the
recent cut in the prices of the trac
tors has brought many to this section.
Lafayette-—The Woman's Bureau of
the Chamber of Commerce has decid
ed to stage a flower show here in May,
the exact date to be selected later. A
floral parade is planned and prizes
will be given for the best floats.
Ruston.—The agricultural commit
tee of the Chamber of Commerce dis
cussed dairying questions at a con
ference called by C. H. Staples of Bat
on Rouge, state specialist, recently.
Crowley.— F. F. Hansell and Broth
ers, of New Orleans, were awarded
the contract to furnish opera chairs
for use in the auditoriums of the
Crowley High School and Egan
School. The Everett School Supply
Company of Baton Rouge, got the con
tract for the laboratory furniture for
Monroe.—The Chamber of Com
merce recently issued an invitation to
the Louisiana Farm Bureau to appoint
delegates to a conference to be held
at Monroe soon, to establish the Louis
iana Cotton Growers' Association.
Laplace. The Catholic Mission op
ened at St- Peter's Church at Reservo
at high mass and continued through
out the week with exercises in morn
ing, aftemon and night. The mis
sion was conducted by Fathers Lorent
and Prieto. Saturday night was for
Monroe.—Representatives of the
Arkansas-Louisiana Tourists' Way at
Monroe have been advised that since
the completion of the Arkansas-Louia
lana Highway in Southeast Arkansas,
60 per cent of the freight in that sec
tion is being hauled by motor trucks.
Baton Rouge.— G. L- Burleson, in
charge of swine work of the exten
sion division of the State University,
urges cattle raisers to sell their fin
ished hogs but to retain their corn
and fatten their feeders.
STRIKE IS DECLARED 100 PER
CENT EFFICIENT BY PRESI
RAILROADS TO CUT FORCES
In Pennsylvania Reports Say That
The State Constabulary Is Mov
ing From The Rural Districts
Into The Mine Fields
Chicago.—The first day of the
coal strike saw 600,000 mine workers
idle and 6,200 mines closed, accord
ing to estimates at international head
quarters of the United Mine Workers
of America at Indianapolis.
About 1,500 open shop pits were
still working. They are in non-union
territory, which in all has been pro
ducing about 40 per cent of the soft
John L. Lewis, international presi
dent, declares the suspension of
work is ''100 per cent efficient" by
the 515,000 union members, and he
says that nearly 100,000 non-union
men have thrown in with the strikers
and are off their jobs. How far the
suspension* affects the non-union
fields awaits a real check-up.
April 1 always is celebrated as a
holiday anniversary of the advent of
the eight-hour day for the miners,
and this may have cut down work
in some non-union pits
As it stands, the anthracite fields
—which lie in Pennsylvania—are
dosed down tight with 150,000 miners
participating in the walkout- In the
bituminous Gelds about 450,000 men
are reported out by the unions, mak
ing a total of 600,000.
President Lewis again declared that
the tie-up instead of being a "strike"
is a "suspension of w'ork," due to the
fact that wage contracts expired Fri
day at midnight, and the workers are
now without any working or wage
The unions ascribe this to the re
fusal of the Pittsburgh operators to
enter a four-state conference as stipu
lated in the agreement of 1921.
In Pennsylvania reports say that
the state constabulary is moving from
the rural districts into the mine fields.
In the Pittsburgh district, which re
fused to enter into the four-state con
ference, reduced wage scales have
been posted and the understanding
has been that efforts will be made
to operate the mines. This portion of
the fields is expected to be one of
the pivots of the strike, and so is
West Virginia and some of the other
Reports 'from Kansas were that the
mines were idle- The order of the
State Industrial Court extending the
old wage contract 30 days did not
prevent the men from quitting work
The court said that it will not hold
idleness of the men a violation of
the court order unless the men re
fuse to start work after coal now
accumulated in yards and on side
tracks runs out.
Guarantees Are Restorea
Madrid-—Premier Sanhz Guerra re
cently announced in Congress htat
King Alfonso had signed a decree re
storing constitutional guarantees
Tanker Runs Aground.
Mobile, Ala.—The Shipping Board
tanker Romulus, 3,784 tons, is re
ported aground off Pass-au-Luter, La.
The tugboat Hukey is enroute to the
assistance of the vessel- The Romu
lus is bound from Mobile to Port Ar
thur, Tex-, to load oil.
Ulster To Demobilize.
Belfast-—Demobilization of the po
lice in six counties of Ulster has be
gun. and is expected to be completed
not later than May'31. Disbandment
1« the 26 southern counties will begin
at the same time, and be finished as
scon as possible.
Flyers Make Progress.
Lisbon-—Captains Sacadura and
Coutino, the Portuguese naval aviators
who started from Lisbon recently in
an attempted flight to Pernambuco.
Brazil, have arrived safely at the end
of the first stage of their journey, in
the Canary Islands .
Copper Mmes Reopen.
New York.—Resumption of opera
tions at the Utah Ray Chine and Ne
vada Consolidated copper mines has
Three Killed In Crash.
Bowling Green, Ky.—Three men
were killed and six others were injur
ed, two probably fatally when the 3
story frame warehouse of the Amer
ican Tobacco Company buckled under
the weight of 800,000 pounds of tobac
co and fell in a heap.
Hospital Is Congested
St. Louis.—The Grand Jury in its
report for February filed recently
says that the city sanitarium, origin
ally designed to house 1,700 patients,
has 2,683 paptients .
Washington —Favorable report of a
bill which would authorize deportation
of aliens convicted of violating federal
and state prohibition and narcotic
laws has been ordered by the House
Condensed News items
SHORT STORIES TERSELY TOLD FOR
THE BENEFIT OF BUSY READERS.
The joint resolution already adopted
by the SeÀate authorizing a '20-year
extension for payment by Austria of
225,000,000 for flour purchased through
the United States Grain Corporation,
was adopted by the House.
The steam yacht Edith, said to be
owned by Antonio Cassese, tobacco im
porter,- was raided off the coast at
Bayville, N. Y., and liquor valued at
2200,000 seized by Sheriff Charles V.
Smith. She had been to the Bahamas.
Fines aggregating $20,000 were im
posed on 12 wire-tappers at Fort Laud
erdale, Fla., by Circuit Judge E. C.
Davis, after the men had pleaded guil
ty to a specific charge of attempting
to defraud E. C. Peterline, of Grand
Damages in the sum of $11,000,000
are sought of Henry Ford by Edward
S. Huff, Miami, Fla., electrical engi
neer, In a suit filed at Miami. Huff
claims that he originated the magneto
now in use on motor cars manufactured
by Ford and claims that Ford has not
paid him in full for the invention.
The 300-room Colonial Hotel at Nas
sau, in the Bahama Islands, was de
stroyed by a fire which for a time
threatened the destruction of most of
the city, according to radio messages
received at Miami, Fla.
Congressman A. J. Volstead, of Gran
ite Falls, representative of the 7th
Minnesota District in Congress since
March 4. 1003, was indorsed for re
lomination by the Republican district
convention, held at Wilinar, Minn.
Louis F. Swift, Jr., of Lake Forest,
111., son of the packer, spent four hours
in jail in Evanston, charged with driv
ing his automobile while intoxicated.
His car collided with an automobile
in which four Evanston high school
boys were riding.
John A. Bell, banker, of Pittsburgh,
Pa., who gained note as one of the
two chief figures in the reported Bell
Crow deal, by which United States
Senator William E. Crow, ill in Mercy
Hospital, was to have resigned to per
mit Gov. William C. Sproul to appoint
Bell, as Crow's successor, has an
nounced as a candidate for the Repub
lican nomination for senator.
George F. Baker, chairman of the
executive committee of the First Na
tional Bank of New York, whose per
sonal fortune is estimated at $300,000.
000, celebrated bis S2nd birthday in
the same manner in which he has cele
brated the last 70 of them, by workin
Too much attention to the vivacious
sparkle in the handsome black eyes
of Laura Jaker, public stenographer,
resulted in a smashup of the racing
roadster in which she was seated with
Jay J. Livingston, well-to-do account
ant, at the wheel, at New York.
Twenty-three thousand persons wen
listed as creditors of Raymond J.
Bisehoff. at Chicago, in a report by
Referee in Bankruptcy Eastman. When
Bischoff's investment company was
placed in the hands of a receiver re
cently, tlie losses were placed at $4,
000 . 000 .
Seven terra cotta companies and
their officers, of Chicago, Denver, Kan
sas City and St. Louis, were named
in an indictment returned before Fed
eral Judge Carpenter at Chicago. The
indictment charged conspiracy and the
maintenance of a monopoly in restraint
Herbert Rawiinson, motion picture
actor, was made defendant in a suit
for damages of $200,000, filed in the
superior court at Los Angeles, Cal., by
Mrs. Ethel E. Clark, of New York, who
charged Rawiinson had committed a
statutory offense against' her daughter,
Dorothy Clark, two years ago.
The week beginning April 23 has
been designated as "National Anticig
arette Week" by the National Anticig
arette League, according to an an
nouncement made by Miss Lucy Page
Gaston, superintendent, at Chicago.
T. R. Williams of Pittsburgh, presi
dent of the American Newspaper Pub
lishers' Association, lias given out for
publication a statement explaining the
present status of the negotiations be
tween the American Newspaper Pub
lishers' Association General Arbitra
tion Contract Committee and tlie offi
cials of the International Typographi
St. Louis was chosen as tlie meeting
place for tlie next annual conference
of the 17th district. International Ro
tary Clubs, at the closing business ses
sion of the conference at Okmulgee.
Okla. The district comprises clubs in
Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and West
Although business continues to re
cover from the depression of 1921, as
indicated by figures received by the
Department of Commerce since March
20, the department warned, in a review
of conditions made public at Washing
ton, that rehabilitation "needs to be
cautious that it may be built upon u
Louisville, Ky„ was selected as tlie
next meeting place of the Southern
Unitarian Conference at the closing
business session of its convention at
Memphis, Tenn. George W. Jalonick,
Dallas, Tex., wu* re-elected president.
1 President Harding has informed in
i quirers that he lias no intention of
; taking part in the fall congressiona
of | campaign and that no political spec i
: <'s may be expected from him.
J Tex Rickard was acquitted at New
j York of charges of assault and abduc
tion based on the accusation of Sarah
Scboenfield, 15 years old.
E. C. Bell, of Casper, Wyo., was
fataily shot in a stateroom aboard a
Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and
Omaha passenger train near Lesueur,
Minn., and died shortly afterward.
William Jennings Bryan called on
President Harding while stopping off
In Washington. Bryan said that
whether lie would enter the race for
the Senate in Florida depended upon
the Democratic voters.
The 29th convention of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Firemen and En
ginemen, to open at Houston, Tex., on
May 8, will consider the question of
the open shop, that of the effort for
universal wage reduction, and a pro
posal to develop the labor press.
Seven thousand, five hundred textile
operatives in seven cotton mills at
Lawrence, Mass., left their work with
out disorder in protest against a wage
reduction approximating 20 per cent.
An additional 7,000 workers were idle
as the result of a shutdown of the Ar
Ford enterprises throughout the
world will begin working five days
a week instead of six as soon as the
plan is successfully in operation in tlie
Detroit plant. Edeel Ford, president
of the Ford Motor Company, made this
announcement at Detroit.
With a prediction that American was
on (he eve of a great upheaval of in
dustry and charging that "bituminous
coal operators had treated a sacred
agreement with utter contempt," Sam
uel (Jumpers ended bis last speech be
fore the coal strike at Princeton, N. J.,
with the statement that be was now
"through talking and ready for action,
and expected plenty of it."
Three bandits walked into tlie count
ing room of the New York Tribune in
I'ark Row, across tlie street from city
hall police station. New York, and held
up two clerks- and a watchman, escap
ing with $1,000.
Burglaries of scores of homes, the
loot from which totaled more than
$500,000, were attributed by the polie«
at Chicago to Edward ("Eddie") Col
lins, known as the "scientific burglar,"
and from whom they said they had ob
tained a detailed confession.
Tlie Engineering Employers' Feder
ation at London posted notices locking
out the members of 47 unions in addi
tion to tlie Amalgamated Engineers'
Union. The lockout is to take effect
in one week and will affect 850,000 ad-'
A large party of armed men at Dub
lin held up tlie staff of the Freeman's
Journal, smashed the presses, threw
gasoline on the floors and stairs, and
set fire to the building.
Twenty Greek villages in the region
of Kerasunda, on tlie Black Sea, were
burned February 25 and four other
large villages in tlie Pontus met a sim
ilar fate March 1, says a telegram from
Archbishop Melletios Metaxakis, I'ar
triarcb of Constantinople, received by
the Archbishop of Canterbury, London.
An attempt was made to assassinate
Prof. Paul N. Milukoff, former minis
ter of foreign affairs in the Russian
provisional government, while lie was
addressing a gathering of Russians,
says a Berlin report.
An agreement for the evacuation of
Japanese troops from Shantung was
igned in Pekin by Japanese Minister
Obata and Foreign Minister Wang, it
was announced at Pekin.
A dispatch to the London Times
from Funchal, Mnderia, says that for
mer Emperor Charles has developed
double pneumonia and that bis condi
tion is very grave.
Capts. Sacadura and Coutliino, the
Portuguese naval aviators, who started
on a flight from Lisbon, Portugal, to
Pernambuco and Rio de Janeiro, Bra
zil, made the first leg of the trip at the
ate of approximately 90 miles an hour.
A resolution declaring the demands
of the Reparations Commission are in
tolerable and expressing approval of
Chancellor Wirth's statements with re
paid to the commission's demands, was
adopted by the Reichstag at Berlin.
Seven hundred men belonging to two
French columns have been killed or
wounded in a surprise attack by tribes
men in the Moulouya Valley of French
Morocco, according to a dispatch to tue
London Times from Huelva, Spain.
A resolution declaring the demands
of the Reparations Commission are in
tolerable and expressing approval of
Chancellor Wirth's statements with re
gard to the commission's demands, was
adopted by the Reichstag, Berlin.
Chancellor Wirth at Berlin told the
premiers of tlie Federated States and
Reichstag leaders representing the ma
jority Socialists, Democrats, Clericals
and the German People's party, that
the German government would inform
the - Allied Reparations Commission
that the GO,OOP,000,000 marks tax levy
was not feasible.
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