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THE MADISON JOURNAL.
_UNTREE BROS., Publishers TALLULAH, MADISON PARISH, LOUISIANA, SATIURDI)AY, UNE , 191: NEW NERIES--Vl.. I NO. ( ' ELT WINS "5 LIBEL SUIT EDITOR RETRACTS ENT AND EX-PRESI ACCEPTS MINIMUM. WAS THE AWARD a y and Defendant Convinced and Abetemiousness of Plaintiff. per Union 4Ak aervlet Mich. - Col. Theodore won his libel suit against .A. Newett, who charged the fth drunkeness, and, having amages after the defendant the nominal damages of six ed in such cases by the Michigan. Each party to the lave to pay his own expenses. SManigan instructed the jury in a verdict for the plaintiff, they did without leaving their the last session began the air with expectancy. Ru. flying that the suit would ted. Attorney Van Ben "br the plaintiff, however, re the reading of depositions. It however, that he ignored y of some witnesses. The was sudden. plaintiff rests," remarked the James II. Pound, in a matte: mmaner. William P. Belen of who, with Horace Andrews was Mr. Newett's at een4ant will call Mr. New N ruddy cheeked man whose not disguise the fact that he from a serious illness, took In his hand he carried a hlr to the plaintiff to state been unable to find in any of the country any individual who is willing to state that ly seen Mr. Roosevelt rsee.." the plaintiff smiled, and re -W colonel broke into a grin Mr. Newett said, with ref tthe mass of testimony ad Ae plaintiff, "I am forced that I was mistaken t admitted that a the country had been made to stories of persons al have known that Mr. Roose k to excess, but in every stMries flattened out to mere - r hearsay. was published in good proper information. That Newett said, in the belief was true the defendant said until the trial opened. d for a retraction ever had he stated, and when the filed against him there was left for him to do but make to contest the suit. Mr. Newett left the stand At. lad said: 'the court's permission, the wuald like to make a brief nodded and Mr. Roosevelt Dewing to the court, the colo he would waive the matter of save for the nominal amount by law. The colonel said that he brought the suit for of forever stopping slan Flannlgan read his charge to immediately. Speaking of elt. as the plaintiff, Judge said: aly he has convinced the n t only that he never was bet that he is now andi always a temperate and abstemious same time the court held Newett, in publishing the edl 'was not actuated by actual rtbard the plaintiff and that Ih good faith." 'The court hteld, the jury to the had he not wavied his right is, would have sustained a la any sum up to the am'un' " the plaintiff's declaration, n.-Secretary Daniels in a issued hby way of justifyin eution that the or-erntmet, money by manufactl:lo'rit; it r plato, pointe,! out th;.t ; t- et more th:,n .';,,, 0 h e In the last i:; 'ars dr-i,: 'the Navy |1 p;r:nui! nt 1 , ''or Sprwder fac.tory. M1r. Da:'i ': the go.ern~ml t wa;s n ~n tring cn~wder at (; Eon' which tns as good or bitte for which it paid ,, (,rnts to outsidrm. minary Treaty Signed. -The preliumimry treaty of signed at St. James' Palace delegates of all :he Palkan al of Turkey. Sir Edward Grey sh foreign secretary, presid mee'ng. l)r S Danetff. th peace delegate, in the conrs ihrvlew, after the signature o; laary treat y of peace said lSoleed. It means not onl) 5lee but general peace, an saved from one of the most . of the age JURY IN ROOSEVELT-NEWETT LIBEL CASE d ry rr Sle 'ti . '.. Ir -: . . . . - I.; . ir These are the members of the jury in the Roosevelt-Newett libel case at Marquette. From left to right. u those above are: Jo eph Robear, William Fasabender, Robert Bruce, William Garrow, William Pryor and ld Thomas Howard; below, J. A. Johnson, W. H. Matthews. William Sharpe. Gus Paulson, A. P. Johnson and John .. Frc,?eri k on GEN. YOUNG AGAIN HEADS VETERANSI THREE DEPARTMENT COMMAND ERS ALSO Re-ELECTED BY OLD SOLDIERS. Western Newspaper Union News Service. Chattanooga. - Jacksonville, Fla., was awarded the honor of entertain ing the twenty-fourth annual United Confederate Veterans' reunion, and Commander-in-Chief Gen. Bennett H. Young of Louisville, Ky., with his three departmental commanders, were re-elected. The next reunion went to Jackson ville after more than an hour's delib eration, in which the hospitality and fame of thqt city, Nashville. Tenn.. Houston, 'ex., and Tulsa, Okla., had been proclaimed by eloquent orators. When a vote was taken Jacksonville received 1,528 votes, Nashville, the nearest opponent, receiving 405. Departmental officers who again will serve under the command of General Young are Lieut. Gen. Theodore S. I Garnett of Norfolk, commander of the Army of North Virginia: Lieut. Gen. George P. Harrison of Opelika, Ala., I commander of the Army of Tennessee. and Lieut. Gen. K. M. Van Zandt of Fort Worth, Tex., commander of the Trans-Mississippi Department. The election of officers by veterans I was preceded by a lively discussion which followed the report of the Com- I mittee on Credentials. This committee recommended that credentials be with held from Gen. W. J. Behan of New a Orleans, because it was alleged he be longed to two Confederate veteran or ganizations. General Boham mounted t the platform and denounced the ,ec ommendation of the committee as ma. f licious. After relating the battles in t which he had participated during the I war between the states, he called upon I r the veterans to defeat the committee recommendations. After a roll of di Aision the recommendations were de. ' ated. I -'Natural and unavoidable conditions E have during the past year depleted to an unusual degree the ranks of the P United Confederate Veterans, causing s a proportionate decrease in revenue," s according to the annual report of Ma 8 jor General William E. Mickle of New Orleans, adjutant general and chief of I staff, submitted at the annual reunion here. London.-An attempt was made last week to set fire to the Royal Academy. Although the usual "Votes for Wom'-n" placards were not found, the police suspect militant suffragettes were re sponsible for the attempt to destroy the building in which are housed some of the world's greatest works of art. Big Strike in Oklahoma Mine. Collin.~;'le, Okla.-What is ra d to b' the largcst cre smel'er in the coun'ry is threatened with a complete shut down T, the result of a stri# e of 375 workmen here. Workmen ii the big pl,'nt. which emp'oys 700 men. ar, thro'ath itine to follow suit. An allege I 1 r,':aking of the "priority rale" in pr. no ions was the immediat" caure ci the trouble. althoueh the men insiFs they will not go back to work un'.! the wage scale is raised. New Record for Wireless Telephone. f :erlin.-A new record in wireless I telephony has bc'n established at the Nauen s'ation. An operator thlere read the newspapers a!oud for half an hour. his voice being heard distinctly at a series of stations, ranging in distance from 375 to 475 miles. State Senat.r Sentenced. I New York.-Formner State Senator Stephen K. 8tUllwell, convicted of brl i heary by a lury, was sentenced to serve not les than four year in BlaSg ip. CHANGESN TARIFF BILL Subcommittee Takes Items Off Free ( List-Sugar is Untouched. Washington.-Meats and flour will not go on the tree list in the Demo. cratic tariff law, if recommendation cf the Senate Finance Subcommittee D. in charge of the agricultural schedule, composed of Senators Williams, Shiv ley and Bore, is accepted. ' It was decided in carrying out the determination to perfect the Under wood bill by equalizing raw materials and their products that it would be n wiser to levy nominal duties on meats i and flour products than to put live t td stock and grain on the free list. t The subcommittee took from the 1 is free list fresh meats-beef, mutton and a re perk-and made them dutiable at 10 t per cent ad valorem. Wheat flour n- was restored to the dutiable list at t b- the specific rate of 45 cents a barrel, it Id with other wheat products at 10 perI .cent ad valorem, and the Underwood d dtty on oats was reduced tfom 10 a cents per buslfel to 6 cents per bushel, It le with a compensatory duty on oat- a ie meal, said to be approximately 5 per t cent ad valorem. K ill The senators who propose the al changes believe it will have the ap S proval of the majority members and r le of the Democratic caucus. n. Soon after the passage ofthe Under- t wood bill by the house, there were ,e many protests against differentiating a of between raw materials and their pro re ducts and it was one of the first feat- 1 urea to be taken up with the Senate I as leaders and President Wilson. )n Another development was the ap m. proval without change of the sugar I se schedule as it passed the house; and .h- other schedules advanced to varying tw stages of completion in the subcommit- I e- tees. ir ed Editor Is Acquitted. .c. Jefferson City.-The Mnssouri Su a-. preme Court discharged - m. R. Nel in son, owner and editor of the Kansas he City Star from contempt of the Jack an son County Circuit Court. The decis- I ee ion of the Supreme Court was unani i1. mous. Nelson was found guilty of con le. tempt of court and sentenced to im prisonment of one day in the county ns jail February 1 last by Circuit Judge 1 to Joseph G. Guthrie, who based his ac he tion upon the publication in Mr. Nel ag son's paper of an article which said " that Judge Guthrie had refused to dis la- miss a divorce suit filed in his court tw until the parties to it, who had settled 1 of it out of court and asked dismissal, had on paid their attornews' fee. Boy Swallowed Cannon. rat Chicago.-Physicians have removed n. n toy cannon from the stomach of Cole n"* man O'Shaughnessy, three years old, ce who swallowed it while cleberating re- Memorial Day. The cannon was one and one-half inches long. Neither the te child nor the toy is any the worse for the experience. I Clarke and Bryan Confer. b, Wa-hington. D. C.-Arkansas politi rv (ians in Washington are wondering Swhat prompted a long conference be -- tween Secretar, of State Bryan and senator James I'. Clarke of Arkansas. I ig which was held a day or two ago, the ' news of which has just leaked: out. I el I ccording to the report Secretary Bry r. an ca!led upon Senator Clarke, at hi1 cf office in the capitol, where the twa ie- were r.ose'Od together for more tha;, # an lhor. Neither Fecretary Bryan no:' Scnator Clarke will talk. School Superintendent Suspended. ss Pittsburg, Pa.-Superintendent of he Schools Sylvantus L, Heeter, whose ad morality was investigated by a com ur. mittee of citizens appointed by the a Uoard of Education, was adjudged guil ce t of "making improper advances and taking unwarranted liberties" with three women, in the report of the com mittee made to the board. The board -r ordered that a copy be placed In the hands of the snperlatendent, that he bte mapeuded and seorded a ulearag. SECRETARY BRYAN ERAOUTLINES PLAN PEACE PROPOSAL RECEIVING CONSIDERATION FROM MANY FOREIGN COUNTRIES. tl is fc Western Newspaper U'non News Service fc Washington.-Secretary Bryan sig-* , nalized the day commemorative oft the country's hero dead by announcing g that eight nations have responded fa- n, vorably to his peace plan, asking that si I suggestions be submitted in regard to ic the details. r Secretary Bryan said that no nation had replied adversely, although some had asked more time for consideration. r To each of the governments express I ing a willingness to eatQr into the agreement, a tentath statement has , been submitted, embodying details c suggested by the president. The see retary pointing out that this state nient was submitted for consideration with no intention of insistence upon any particular detail. He declined to 1 make public its contents. Mr. Bryan discussed the progress of his plans in the following statement: ."It wIll be remembered that about ti a month ago a plan was by the presi- t dent's direction submitted to all the 1 governments having representatives here, the plan being in substance as follows: "First that the United States is pre r pared to enter into an agreement with I each and every country, severally pro viding for the investigation of all dis putes of every character and nature, by an international commission, the r contracting parties agreeing not to declare war, or begin hostilities, until such investigation is made and report submitted. e s "Second, the investigation to be conducted as a matter of course upon the initiative of the commission with- C out the formality of a request from C either party. o "Third, the report to be submitted within a given time, with the time to be agreed upon. "Fourth, the pihties to reserve the t right to act independently on the sub jd eet, after the report is submitted. "The composition of the commission t was a matter of detail to be agreed on d by the contracting parties, the time C d also in which the report should be sub mitted was a matter of detail to be agreed upon by the contracting parties. d Nogales, Ariz.-Aviator Masson sail ed his big biplane over the gunboat , GCuerrero in Guaymas bay. The ship's K gunners attempted to shell the aero e plane, which remained at a height of e 5,000 feet. None of the shells took Eoffect. Masson did not attempt to drop any bombs. First Aerial Directory. i. Berlin.---Germany boasts the first g aerial g'!de book. A volume just published at Frankfort-on-Main tells d just how to see the city and environs to advantare by aeroplane. It con tains a bird's-eye view of the section and meteorologic:al data for the ama teur ao ronaut. Other volumes are in the course of preparation, giving simi lar descriptions of the territory around Berlin, Liepslk, Baden-Baden, Ham burg and Duesseldorf. Cotton Dealer indicted. Memphis, Tenn.-Leo I sser, former e president of Lesser-Ely Fotton Com. i pany here and president of the bank oe of Tunics, Miss., both of which failed, 1 was indicted in six counts by the d Shelby county Grand Jury. The prin b cipal charges against Lesser are em bezzlement, forgery and obtaining money under talse pretenes, Leser disappeared at the time of the tfilure 1 of the two enoaers about six weeks Sago, sand his wherebats are -r L 11ews NEWS OF THE STATETK' MASONS TO HOLD BIG CELEBRA TION IN NEW ORLENAS DUR ING JUNE 16, 17, 18. tit tel MANY EXPECTED TO ATTEND Occasion Will be the Hundredth An niversary of the Grand Corsistory. asi Western Newspaper 1'nlon N.ve .Q-r. t, New Orleans.- 1en prominent in the affairs of Masonry in l.ouisiaa. as well as in various other parts of thi. Pr United States. sovereign grand co:m mander of the Supreme ('ounlil. thirty third degree Masons, will tak-' part ill the one hundredth anniversary of th, . constitution and establishment of th . I:rand Consistory of I.ouisiana thirt - two degree, of the Ancient of Acc(l( Ined S(ottish Rite of Free Masoniy. Tliis t interesting ceremony will be pre(i fi edl by the anniversary reunion on .Ilutll 1(;, 17 and 18, when a large numhnlr of candidates will be given the varion degrees from the fourth to the thirty second. The centennial anniversary proper will take place on June 19!. This is the event in which .tIr. Richadscn. the highest ranking Mason holdina the tl. tie of sovereign grand commandler of the Supreme Council of the thirty third degree for the Southern jurisdic tion. and other prominent member' co of the Masonic body will take part Masons from all over Louisiana whc are members of the Grand ('ensistory n ill come to New Orleans to take part I in the great event the celebration of l which will cover the better part of a I seek. I Yale Class to Visit Louisiana. Baton Rouge.-Prof. J. G. Lee. of \ the department of forestry of the Lou- ti' isiana State University left last week P for Warren, Ark., to take a course in ta forestry with the Yale class, which comes South each summer to study bI forestry. Through the efforts of Prof. $ Lee the class will come to Louisiana ' next year and will spend the attire Lt summer at Bagalusa, studying the long-leaf pine of that region. c oI t Louisiana Man Honored. e Baton Rouge.-Dr. W. H. Dalryma- I ple, of the veterinary department of the Louisiana State University. has teen invited to become a member of t the Royal Societies Club, of London. b England. This is one of the leading clubs of Great Britain. The preside:lt is the Right tHonorable the Earl of U Halsberg, late lord high chancellor of England. Dr. Dalrymaple has also le been invited Ly the president of the Indiana Veterianary College. of Indian apolis, to give a weeks' series of lec tures at a short prdctitioners' course a to graduated veterinaries only a sub ject which confronts veterinaries in the South. Contractors Indicted. Shreveport.-The serving of war rants on iHarry M1. Severance and W. J. Hurst, contractors, alleging the ob-1 tainlng of money by flase pretenses o, from the city, occasioned distinct sur- i Sprise. When D. H. Jones, original con- tI o tractor, went into bankruptcy and :11 threw up the contract to build the state ft fair grand stand last fall, Hearst was employed by the city to complete the lc e job as an emergency. Severance fur nished some of the materials. The h- city paid the hill, $11,000, and called on the Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland, surety for Jones, for re d Imbursement. The company became , suspicious, claiming that the cement e bill and wages account were padded t to the extent of about $1,000. The " b indictment resulted. Planter Dies in Field. n Donaldsonville-Henry Houdreaux, o'erseer on W. it. Cox's sugar planta Stion on ;noto I.afourche, died sudden a ly, aged ,I years. Mr. PBoudreaux had * -rmplained of a pain in the left side. \fter dinner he mountttd his hors:' . re i-ri' to work. A laho-'er later € u,i:;d th..; ::he :'I eani'-d in the field. i a Shreveport. - A mesFttR" from o Athens states that the mill of thet of Athens Lu.mter (Company, which re k cently quit sawing and was only oper to ating a planer, burned with e\ver l thousand feet of timber. Alumni Association Meets. t lafayette.-The Altmna Association at of the Sourthwestern Indlstri-l i't t t'lte held its annual nmecting at !isic 1 Hal!, Miss Paola .Voa:;:n pr~rsidina. s and Secretary-Tre S, rcr (ronueh t in- ;reent. It wvs a.n'ri '1 that toe asw'o ia- m re far a.si- -it--. * , en ' TS. and al- of fot;r, as I:.st yeilr. Th, .;: a cf $1i , :d ,s raised 1 y t , ! o 1,-t I ,: " throue'h r.it~ritt'2 lts au ,l I ,s a .€ members. Blame Railroad. Not Crew. Slidell.- Th'e t rdic of thi,, re:rner's r inquIest o'er the ,cdy ot ". I'aci-, kill ed b) a switc'h en.in-n h.re. ,am tha" he came to his dntath by bi-ing thrown f' rom his bug-.; by a fr ight car at e tached to a New (Orl-aas anti North Scastern engine 2":t. The jury exon- I m- er:rd the crew Irom all b'ame and charged the railroad with criminal ncgligence, first l:y obstructing the view of approaching trains by parkingf cars near the cross:ne and by not ha S'ug flagmen at crossings. I THnrEc BAn -4A CLU Eli Bank Examiner Young Takes Action on Account of Loans. W est rn Newspaper 'tCioti ** .V - . ..:., . I ,gt Isa. - State Pa k i i '.In in"T ' (ou111 arri\ved in ilogalusat. and clo-,ed thl, cl o mnl ercial Ilatik hert*. 1ie :1!sa: telplhioiied the Bank of Mount l (er. (in. Ia.. and the Bank of Angie,. .a. ;,r to oln or receive an: I-.:)rositsj Ittl to hold intact until the exafminerl r bched those plaeaces it. Ii. Ward, assistant )bank e''"am iler was se-nt by !Mr. Yong; to take: charge. It is l'aried that Willium ~'lhasteon, assist;ant hank etx.arllner. ha:. i,.en rtalt:!n an e.aimirttiot: of l ' I"!n :;, rcai hank here. .an: ·- -:, I to h:iv, trOu ! ;a ood mant lo'' " t i hi l hl h .i-nk u-.Se s ilich w. t" t 4tthe at lit.' , pr,4vious e\ rnlit iion. 'ThI 'omtnlercial anti! was "sd mr=tl- by ithe ettilov: f tihe : w Orleals (;reant No lthe' n I: '. rai', .hIons. yalrds and t .neral offi-, r; " L 'hol l oil i p '. ions fLot I'o :t1 la n :tur"r ipl to offic-res of the re.ad bein. " tt. )s ) t r .. I. 1! . Ii khans is the- r,. uttt-I .i al, cf th,, t!hr'e I nlis. The, I;o. 1:fisi lin .:tittion is thoe hil est of the, hi-.. T!-i'r last (offici:al han. stat.-ieh !'nts st:o. 'ihe followii tz: Commercial lank. It:^-ie nlsa. orgaln ized 1t 11--iI. 1). iitc: h il, tpresidenllt: i:. .1. itreyfots, vi-ce ipresident l: I.. L. itichards ,n, .Jr., e..hier: l.::is SnePr line. assistant cashier: paid-ut capital, $.,0. 00i : surplus and uindi ied profits. $5.400: deposits. $9s,000: cash and dete Le Sfrom other banks, $'27.i0;t: loans, dis counts. bonds, etc.. $1S..0.0I0. Mount Herman lank, organized 1910 , -Il. D. ict.kman, president: J. M. Brock. vice president: N. I). Ott. cash- of t r: paid-up capital, $10.1o00: surplus Fu an undivided profits. $11.0: deposits, bo !'$2::.1111: cash and due from other Le banks. $7,000; loans, discounts, etc., pr $2:1.000. he Ban: of Angie. organized 1907-W. in W. Warner, president: Iddo J. Pall. sic vice president: R. V. McCarty. cashier: an k paid-up capital, $15.001: surplus and undivided profits. $3,300: deposits, be $24,000: cash and due from other i. Sbanks, $21,000; loans,- discounts, etc., K $29,000. Pr Lineman Electrocuted. Shreveport.-An electric shock re. ceived while he was on a pole substi- re tuting new wires for old ones caused the electrocution of Raney Z. Mulnier, lin-'man of the Shreveport Electric of It.iht Company, formerly of Lawton, t SOkla. "Mlack" Meyers, another line- st mran, was on th'e pole with Tietler, J but escaped uninjured. New Members Named. cl Baton IRouge.-Governor IHall has as named A. T. Dusenbury, of New Or- g leans, and W. R. Pcnnington. of New ha Orleans, members cf the Board of Commissioners of the Lafourche Drain tr ,ge District No. 12, and A. B. Greaves at a member of the Board of Commnis- re sioners of Lafourche Drainage District ye No. 9. - u fo Shipoing Truck by Carload. Alexandria.-A trainload of 26 cars M r of potatoes with some cabbage and is I fans left this city for St Louis. The te b rincipal part of the big shipment ri s oriminated in this immediate vicinity. z: r- The Iron Mountain road will have a at trainload of potatoes out of here every of d tight now as long as the season lasts. 2 t Ship First Car of Ptotatoes. Franklinton.-The first solid car- of load of Irish potatoes in the history of ol this place wr- shipped by Robert Rob- lI d ineton to N. .. Orleans. The amount paid was $400, nearly 80c a bushel. Crowl hy.--''he city has added tS its electric light and water system a mo- R i tor car. The board of health has taken , p the matter of grass cutting and gar blage removal, and is making a vigor cus clcau-up. Victim of Train Was Cllie Brown. a a- Slidell.-The brdy of the man killed I by the Louisville and Nashville train at Dunbar has beeoon positively i'ln-ntt Sfled as Ollie Bro-'n. who was on his t e way from Bowie, Ariz., to Wylam. Ala., to visit relatives. S School Officers Elected. n Lafayette.-The hoard of trustees of e the Southwestern Industrial Institute, -. on motion of Mr. Smith. ele-trel Dr. E. r- L,. Stephens as president. Dr. Ceore 1 '; ilsn nominated Dr. R. D. Voorhles a~ 5 Sschool physician. Dr. l)illard nomin c atrd Dr. J. F. ~tooton and was second t ed by Superintendnt lHarris. who nr a n gued that Dr. Stephrns' recoimtn '~ .- tioe of Dr. Mou'on should bhe apprrved ic Dr. \'oorhios w:as chosen ey a vote- c . S to .2, at a salary: of I::.eeoo ier ae:o;nim ,t )r. Stephilens recormrndied Prof. (;i,:i o. smith, at a salary of P''.2~0,: 'R-- :h. n klins. 1.t'.00- Prof. I,'oct,. S .':i :m 'li, Id ('ri:'le-r. to $1. (00. All the re - of 'h ad fructlty wir.e re-elcted witllh 'ho 0,s p, 0tio rorf Prre .'raar. in c(hart, cf :'I t - le tir". n ho:e- work ..ill hee t:; "ti r t , by Prof. 31c'-Nasl'V :t atan in '".lt' Two Drowned in Bayou. r's lt a- x Iail :et.. ---c'staine Thibo ii- I Iat i. "1 .·;r. of age. and a negr ( a , oy. Adeo Abraham. 19 yezrs old wn we're drowned in Bayou Teche. Abra hat m hwas on Thilodeaux's horse in th1 h- tayou washing off and swimming tht animal, which became unamanageble nd Thibodeaux told the boy to jump ofil al the horse, which he did, but wa he drowning when Thibodeaux reached ng him. Abraham was frantic and pullet 1 I- i ycung rThibodeaux into the bayou, re Ssulting in the drowing of both WHO'S WHO IN LOUISIANA AND WHY ` Io i ti r 1 fu 'tal . Ne * il''ans Port, IEditor Iionuaision\ ille ('hitf" and Secretary of IA)uisi;llta Pretss Assoc(iation for \lany Years. WANT BIG GAP CLOSED Levee Boards Hold Joint Meeting and Pass Resolutions. Western Newspaper t'nlon 'Nws Service. Baton Itouge.-At a joint meeting of the Linwood and Auborn, the Red Fork, Desha and the Chicot levee i. boards of Arkansas and the Tensas r Levee Board of Louisiana and the Cy press ('reek Drainage District held here resolutions were adopted appeal ing to the Mississippi River Commis I. sion to close the gap between the Ark ansas and the Jlisbissippi. d The meeting was attended by a num * ber of Arkansas and Tensas Basin r Levee Board men, with Chief Engineer Kerr, of the State Board of Engineers present. The gap between the Arkansas and Mlississippi river levees is in Desha county, Ark. The following were the d resolutions adopted: S "Whereas, it appears that by reason c of said opening a large part of the , territory embraced in said districts is e. subjected to annual overflow and the r, people, of said sectim to gre.: t and itreparab', Il-as titer t..,-. "Whereas, before said gap can no closed It is necessary that the Arkan is sas river levee above the present r- government zero at Red Fork be en w larged and strengthened. if "Whereas, the property In said dis. n" trict has been burdened with the tax 's ation for work already done and the s- revenues thereof anticipated for future ;t years, and said districts are, therefore, unable to raise the funds necessary for the work on this levee; "Therefore, be it resolved, That the ' Mississippi River Commission be and d is hereby most earnestly urged to ex e tend its jurisdiction up the Arkansas it river to a point above the government Y zero to which the helghth of the Ark. a ansas is affected by the flood waters 7 of the Mississippi river, estimated at 28 miles, and that it take charge of the levees to said point and make the necessary appropriation for the work r- of enlarging and strengethening same out of any funds available for the Mississippi river levees." it ORGANIZING SWINE RAISERS o Railroad Co-operating In Move to Bet n ter Conditions. r. Western Newspaper t'ntnn News erlete. Baton Rouge.-E. I, Jordan, of Baton Rouge, secretary of the Louisi ana Swine Breeders' Association, is d securing the active co-operation of the in raillroads in the organization and ac tfj. tive work of the shipping clubs which is the swine breeders are seeking to form at different points throughout the state The railroads, are specially in terested In the work of .Mr. Jordan, for the formation of these clubs means active interest by the formers in the shipping of cattle. S The breeders are forminu the shilp Sping clubs also for the purpose of Sshowing the farmers how to secur" n carload lot rates for the shipment ,t Sthl'ir cattle and for scuiring com:mis r sion agents to handlt the, products ' after th',y r-ac'h the rn:rke' in order 'd that the topnotrtch price can be gotten. mRoads Ready to Be Graveled. t Napol,.onvill'. - The roads which n mre stirtcrd y the polico. jiry in the pl'p' r part of this p;trish have been h cr'd .I arnd are row rrendy to be gravel. '4 d. Ac - so(n as the plInters complete Sthe work the their fields. hauling of "the r;:ivl from the railroad will hi gin. rThe nork is bing supervis.ed by the ov.ersce r. liHnry Dupre. Boy Drowns in Bayou. So Boyee.--J.loe \VWldon. 8-year-old son ;rr of .Mr. and Mrs. Jack Weldrn, wa Id drowned in the bayou just west of ra Boyce. 'he - - :ht Set Aside "Complaint Da)." te Thibodaux.-Mayor A. J. Thorm of has adopted an innovation in this mit ra nicipallty. Every Thursday afternocu ted from 3 to f o'closk all citizens w'i le be given an audience who care to mat, re complaints and offer suggestions. Th maror ~ill then make investtl4p:-