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THE MADISON JOURNAL.
'UNTREE: BR Pub" ers TALLULAlI, MA INSON PARISH, LOUISIANA, .ATUl'It.lY, N11 'E:MIII 1, 191: NIl:l SE:IlN--. : MEN OF NATION GATHER GREAT SOUTERN MEETING !ENT WILSON G SPEAKERS ECUTIVE MAKES LONG FROM CAPITAL TO SHOW INTEREST. DIPLOMATS THERE is Made Occasion for Cele of Completion of the Panama Canal. Union NewS Servic-. -Never before has there the South as great a gather prominent in the official life of the nation as that the fifth annual conven bM Southern Commercial Con at Mobile this week. Presi-. Wilson was present and re address and others on the Ia^eded United States sena rs resentatives, governor St 'the president's cabinet, is and men prominent wnMtrial and commercial life eclipsed all others Southern Commercial Con it not only brought to ig men of the country in i f sation-wide scope but it . a the character of an inter taon of the opening of esasShe meeting of the w- selected as n appro for this celebration 4f eo pert that the represen be South have had in the - Me Panama canal and be b peam t impetus to the com */etry of the South that ot the Panama canal is hbe made the South of to bled in Mobile for this and with them were the of the nation, men who in the financial, commer life of the country, of the Latin-American iseh the Panama canal is it hnk still coper to the sad the men who are Sehnga part in the devel ,L ISouth along all lifes. Woodrow Wilson recognis of this meeting by gs trip here from Wash th express purpose of I oterest and giving the eems with the presence escnutive of the nation. Wilhsm made the trip from to Mobile in a special no stops on the way. te addres was the feat session of the con _ s pDke on the subject of Canal and Our World - h-is address the presi rttetion to the great bene ibuid accrue to the South 1 eealag of the Panama t was given an enthu and his address was by the big assem lietue of the opening see annual address of Senator plsteher of Florida, presi sulthern Commercial Con abtrama of 4he Permanent emmiamion on Agricultural rt address was made Emmet O'Neal of Alaba -" leaturem of the couven. S"Pan-American Evenily, m05 by John Barrett, direc ot the Pan-American SBarrett opened the session a4rese on "The Panama teletion to Pan-America." th program for this ses Don Esebio A. Mora erm Panama to the Se8nor Frederlco Al mltntetr from Peru; and OCalderson, minister from ibe men of nation-wide be program were Josephus .j1Itary of the navy. whoee "Te Panama Canal and the Naty;" Senator Hoke Smith ; enator John H. Bankhead Senator Joseph E. Rans ; Governor Elliott W. I :mtr; WW. Finley, pres GIVEN $1,950,003 Are Made by Rockefel. 5IU1 Education Board. i mis New, Srie,. million, five hun deilars to Johns Hop Shool, Baltimore; $200, College. New York to Wellesley College. m5.; Gs,444 to Ripoen WI., a total of 110,. atlm amourned WOODROW WILSON. President of the United States. dent of the Southern Railway Com pany; John Al. Parker of New Orleans, honorary president of the Southern Commercial Congress; Representative Richmond Pearson Hlobson of Ala bama; Representative Henry D. Clay ton of Alabama; Richard L. Metcalf, governor of the Panama Canal Zone, and Edmund T. Perkins, president of the National Drainage Congress. It was regarded as especially fit ting that this convention of the con gress, celebrating the practical com pletion of the Panama canal, should be held at Mobile, the sea-port of the state which produced the late Senator John Tyler Morgan, who is called the "Father of the Canal Idea." Fitting tribute was paid during the meeting to the memory of the dian who worked tirelessly for years to bring about the undertaking of the great project, the completion of which is now being cele brated. One of the features of the program was an address by Senator John H. Bankhead of Alabama on "The Life and Achievements of Sena tor John T. Morgan." It was proposed to pay further tribute to the late sena tor by erecting a tablet to his memory at the Panama canal. This was to be done, it was planned, when the dele gates to the congress visited the canal following the close of the meeting in this city. It was expected that several hun dred of the delegates who attended the Mobile meeting would take part in the cruise which had been arrangel to enable them to inspect the canal. An interesting feature of the pro gram was the evening which was de voted to a conference of commercial executives, presided over by MI. B. Tresevant, manager of the New Or leans Association of Coslanerce and president o) the American Associa-, tion of Commercial Executives. Among those on the program for this conference were Mayor Martin Behrman of New Orleans, whose sub ject was "The Relation of New Or leans to Pan-American Trade:" Bruce Kennedy, president of the Southern Commercial Secretaries' Association. whose subject was "Extension of the South's Trade Relations"; Lucius E. Wilson, ex-president of the American Association of Commercial Executives: Leland J. Henderson, president of the Mississippi-Atiantic Inland Waterways Association; and A. 8. Caldwell, presi dent of the Mississippi River Levee Association, whose subject was "The Relation of the Mississippl River As sociation to the Panama Canal." The partieipation in the Southern Commercial Congress of raepresenta tives of Central and South American countries, was assured by the action of the Pan-American Union, In post pening the Pan-American Commercial Conference which it had been propos ed to hold this fall and exteading an invitation through Secretary of State Bryan to all Pan-American countries to participate in the Southern Commere cial Congress. This official invita tion from the United States govern ment resulted in practically all of the countries of South and Central Amerl ca sending representatives to this con gress. In connection with the meeting of the congress, the first annual conven tion of the Woman's Auhtlary of the Congress was held. MasIy of the lead. ing women of the country were on the program at this meeting. Among them were Mrs. Duncan U. Fletcher, presi dent of the Congressional Club; Miss Jane Addams of Hull House, Chicago: Miss Julia lathrop, superintendent of the United States Children's Bureau, Washington, and the Countess of Aberdeen by the General Education Board,'which was founded by John D. Rockefeller nine years ago. The big gift to Johns Hopkins Medi cal School is the first donation ever made by the board to a medical school and the largest single donation the board has ever made to any institution of learning. Washingtona.-Tbe Senete contfirm ed the nomination of Arthur Yeasw of Kentucky to be govesramer o Porte Nea. lINE DEATH IOLL GROWS, 263 DEAD HOPE OF SAVING THE VICTIMS OF LATEST DISASTER IS ABANDONED. TWO RESCUERS LOSE LIVES Others Refuse to Go Back In Mind When Death of Companions Becomes Known. Western Newspa.pr Inlbu N,.e. r. . Dawson. N. M1.-Trapped in gas-fill ed cells by an explosion in the Stag Canon .Mine No. 2, near Dawson. two hundred and sixty-three men are be lieved to have lost their lives. When the explosion first occurred it was believed that the imprisoned men could be reached before they suc cumbed but after a short time this hope was abandoned and practically all of the men who were in the mine when the explosion occurred were given up as dead. The rescue work was pushed as rapidly as possible but the killing of two members of the res cue squad caused a panic among the rescuers and interfered seriously with the work. James Lurdi and James Purzi were the two members of the rescue squad who were victims of the gas. Their bodies were not found until after ex perts of the United States rescue car had searched six hours. At the news of these deaths, the men who had been engaged In the rescue work refused to go back into the mine. After some delay their places were taken by men from the rescue car which had been rushed here from the Kansas coal fields. STRIKERS BATTLE GUARDS Seven Hundred Armed Men in Field. One Killed in Fight. WesterM Newsapeer Untu News Sprvle. Ludlow, Col.-A general battle be tween strikers, mine guards "nd depu ty sheriffs was waged for 12 hours in Bedwln canon at Hastings, and tn the vicinity of the Colorado and South ern station at Ludlow. More than 700 armed strikers were reported to be in the field against the mine guard. At daylight the strikers from the Ludlow tent colony made their way along the hills past Cedar Hill to To basco and opened a heavy fire on that camp. The guard who was killed was struck while returning the fire of the strikers near the mine tipple at To basco. NEGROES NOT GIVEN BISHOP Episcopal Convention Postpones Ac tion n n Petition for Three Years. Wester Newspaper Unl News Servle. New York.-The general conven tioed of the Protestant Episcopal church postponed for three years ac tion on the question of giving the ne groes of thq South a bishop to repre sent them Iirectly in the House of Bishops. The entire problem was referred by viva voce vote to a joint commis sion of deputies and bishops which will report to the general convention in 1P16. The committee will consist of five bishops, five Presbyters and fivElaymen. OFFICIALS GREET ROOSEVELT Colkonel Is Entertained by Preeident Fenesa-of tBrail. wmsmae New ue U mis news rviece. Rio Janiero.-Thoodore Roosevelt, who has arrived here on his trip of exploration, was entertained at a brealast at the Cattete Palace given in hi honor by President Marshal Hermes Pma Fea. Colonel Roosevelt mat at the right of the president, and the Ameriean ambasaor at his left. The breakfast was attended by the cabinet mlnisters, the presidents of the Senate and the Chamber of Depu ties, the judges of the supreme court, the mayor of Rio Janeiro and mem bers of the munlcipal council and varlous other public officials. Threatens Suffrage bppenenta Wuashington.-Defeat for relection of all those who oppose the adoption of a constitutional amendment to as iare nation-wide woman suffrage, in cluding senators and reprentatives in Congresa and members of the state legislatures, tis the avowed object of Dr. Anna Howard Show, president of the National Woman Suffrage Assocla tison. Dr. 8haw made this announce ment following a conference with Wabshtgton sutrs Roetand's Accuser Dead, Battle Creek, Mich.-Bamuel Ebes jy Greos of Chicago, a wealthy real es tate operator and authoer, who sued ldmund Rostamd, the French drama tist, for plaglarimn, died here. In 1902 the United States court spstalned the eontention of Mr. Groes that Rostand's play "Cyrano De Bergrmc" had been plasiarized from Gross' comedy, "The rchmat of Ornvile" Mr. GOlss lr in t he 4dess geune the of whiah aer rma bmwrmaal as pint a rh ONCE ENGAGED TO DUKE. HEIRESS WEDS AMERICAN MISS KATHERINE ELKINS. MISS ELKINS IS WED: fAMILY IS SURPRISED DAUGHTER OF LATE SENATOR BECOMES BRIDE OF A CON ,GRESSMAN'8 SON. W.iteruF Newspaper Union News Service. Washington, D. C.-Although inti mate friends and the family had ex pected it for two years, the wedding of Katherine Elkins, daughter of the late United States Senator Stephen B. Elkins, to William IL Hitt. of Wash ington, which took place here was a surprise. Not even the mother of the bride was aware that preparations for the wedding had been made by the couple until several hours before it took place. Miss Elkins was at one time report ed engaged to the Duke of the Abrus zi, member of the Italian royal family. famous explorer and nairal officer and for several years the affairs of Miss Elkins and the Duke wep of inter national interest. It was reported that the duke's family objected to his mar riage to an untitled American girl and then it was reported that Miss Elktis bad rejected her royal suitor. Finally it was reported that the Dow ager Queen of Italy positively for bade the marriage, the Duke went on a two years' cruise and nothing more was heard of the romance. NEW ERA FOR THE FARMERS Senator Gore Says It Is Coming With New Legislation. Western Newspaper Cnoas News Service. Tulsa, Okla.-Legslation intended to better the condition of the Ameri can farmer, is the big Item to be taken Sup by Congress, following completion of the currency matter, said United States Senator Thomas P. Gore here in addressing 5,000 agricultural ex perts at the opening day's session of the eighth International Dry Farming Congress. Senator Gore declared that the pres ent investigation of rural credits abroad would result in farmers of the United States eventually being able to borrow money at four per cent with their land as security. Serious Fighting In Philippines. Manila.-Serious fighting has occur red and still continues at Talipoa in Mindanso, btween tribesmen and Phil. lippine scouts. '8o far as reported five scouts have been killed and eight wounded. Capt, Harry McElderry of the Thirteenth company of scouts is among the wounded. The companies engaged in thleing are the Thir teenth, Sixteenth. Twenty-first, Twen ty-fourth and Thirty-first Mrs. Pankhurst Wants C*lletlon. Indianapolis.-Mrs. Emmaline Pank barst, the English suffragette will not address the women's franchise league of lndiana here uas planned. The en gagement was cancelled by the league offictals. The reason given was that Mrs. Pankhurst requested that she be permitted to take up a collection at the meeting, in addition to the stlpu lated sum which she had first agreed to accept for addressing the league. Burton Gibson Ges Free. - Goshen, N. Y.-The indletm(bt against Burton W. Gibson, the Nfew York lawyer, tried twice by Orange county juries for the death of Mrt. Rosea Menschfk-Szabo by strangula tion en Greenwood Lake on July 16, 1912, was dismissed here. The juries at both trials failed to agree. The Austrian consul was expected to take GLibson to New York, where Indict ments have been found against Gibson for misusing the funds of Mrs. Szabo's estate. Plan Municipal Christmas Tree. Chicago.-For the first time, Chicag' children of the street are to have ' *unicipal Christmuas tree ,his *" 'his tree is to stand in Grant par facing the lake front, and is to placed in position long enough bif o the holidays for it to be sprayed with water anl make a spire of glistening ies. According to dtie plans of the Mu cipl Christmuas Tree Association, h lake treot is to be a bil of light during the week. ChrlIstmls malg mll be g mmd phissaind admsihmte TRAIN HITS 0 W; SIX ARE KILLED MANY OTHERS ARE INJURED WHEN LOGGING TRAIN IS WRECKED. CAR PLUNGES INTO CANAL All Dead Are Negroes but Occupants of White Coach Are Badly Bruised. W' terh N..-p.l., I , N , , (;ary'illh, I.a.-Six ntr'oeios \rel killed, eleven seriot..l~ injured. fit..ee others slight I hurtI ai -i eight \\iit-' men bruised in a wrcik near here on the private railroad of the Lyon ('y press Lumber Company caused by :a work train striking a cow. The dead: Ed Joseplh. (;rayville: Alex White, Edgard; Ike Foster, Lut cher; Sam Chiles. Blayou Sara: El Johnson, Bayou Sara: Gus Ferdinand. Wallace. The seriously injured: Pinckney Dickinson. leg broken: Harry Gaines. R leg broken: Ed Barconey, back sprain ed, shoulder broken; HIenry .lerrells, leg smashed off; Henry Smith, hips and ankles broken: Zola Edgar. leg mashed: Mack Mullen, arm broken. Internal injuries: Ellis Mason both 1. ankles broken: James Gordon, internal c. Injuries: Charles Brown, knee cap g broken. e All of the Injured reside in Gary i. ville. N A locomotive pushing two cars load a ed with laborers was returning to e Garyville from the mill of the lumber r company, a mile from town. Near e the crossing of the Yazoo and Missis Sslppi Valley Railroad a cow was en countered on the track while the train . was moving at a fair rate of speed. T. The first car, loaded with negro la borers of the lumber company, was preelplated down an embankment and s Into a canal six feet deep. The negroes in the first car were t thrown into the narrow confines of the canal, and the heavy car fell on t top of them. SOUTHERN HIGHWAY URGED Southwest LouIsiana Development Bureau Proposes Lee Memorial. Westera Newspaper tUni.n News Serviee. Lafayette.-At a meeing of the ex ecutive committee. of the Southwest Louisiana Development Bureau, held here, a resolution was adopted favor 4 lug the construction of a transconti nental highway from Washington, by way of Atlanta and New Orleans, through South Louisiana and Texas, to I the Pacific coast. It was urged that a convention be called and an organiza a tion perfected "similar to that of the 1 Northern 'transcontinental Assocla I tlon. It was suggested that the road a be called the Lee highway, as a me morial to the leader of the Confeder I ate armies. S President N. P. Moss was appointed to represent the bureau at the South ern Commercial Congress at Mobile s and the president was authorized to appoint a "delegate to the American Good Roads Congress at St. Louis. I A resolution was adopted approving the deepening of the Intercoastal Canal to a death of nine feet and pledging $100 to the aid of the enter prise. The committee considered the ap pointment, of a general manager but took no action. rFIND COUNTERFEITING PLANT Officers Seize Outfit Near Alexandria When Youth Confesse. WeTtern .Nwslpapr Union NeMw ryce. Alexandrla.-The discovery of cous terfeit money In the pesession of James Cocks and his son, Selser Cocks, in this city, was the means of unearth lag a clever scheme for money conn terfeitinag. Pat ILoby, of New Orleans, a Secret Service man, came here on receipt of a telegram from Sheriff David and suc ceeded in getting the younger man to coanfess to the counterfeiting. He led the officers to his home in Tioga, in the pine woods north of this city, and the full pharaphernalia, consisting of photographs and films and negatives of the fronts and backs of silver certi ficates and bank notes, were dug up out of a potato patch, where they had buried to escape detection. A number of cleverly counterfeited five, ten and one-dollar notes and bills were also recovered. Killing Follows Card Game. Folsom.-During a quarrel followinr a card game at a lumber camp near here. Tony Houston shot and killed * WII Williams and escaped. Oldest Episcopal Minister Dead. Shreveport.-Rev. James Philson, aged 88, oldest Protestant Epiacopal :rlest in rank of seniority in Loulsiana, lied here. He came to America from Ireland and for over fifty years was an actlve minister. His last station was in Thibodeaux. He is survived by his wife and four daughters, Mrs. Mary Elisa Going, of New Orleans; Mrs. Ashton Disland, of Covington, and Mrs. Roland Willilammos and Miss Virginia Pthldes. e Sbrevew NEW ORLEANS MAN IS NAMED Elected Vice President of Mississippi Valley Medical Association. N"I eW Orlea'lns. IEle. a iug the first vice Iresidellnt. fir. I)'Orsav i lcht, to the office, of pre',.: .lnt: for the first ti'ie honoliring a Nett ( Orleans manil Iwith ill!n tar t office hI narnling Dr. W'. 1'A. I1itlierworth first vicie Iresi d"li t, and stlevting ll inn till i Is thei i 1911 collnt 1nti on City, ih1e \lis ssippi Valley i Mel dical A o$-iti o n tiItl inl' i i11i S its thirty-hitirhi anillial c,'ellt lllle' :a1 luthe torltwab i lot.l. Thee n:linub, re el-i* r:tilv ial e t in1 e t ie , sall'-e . alll tal ii lter.''t. inly ill th* hl - to' of the ;lss O"i(ait:iot n. tir. V. I' . Va ugl tls . of :ainn \rl,.r, Mich.. the president of the American Medichal Association anld one of the Il'Iding S'cititistis of ithe \lidd!e W)est. edietllssel'd IF" iimpor;tant .lst, nl ol alllanap l::i.i,- and lhis a i. :l.il'r ss at i1 a tille a-Illrs a ".'irti e i. indi li. tl tion South Louisiana Is Swept by Tornado. 1 Many Are injured. t *- .rnl \ - 1..r I n tN l . rie New Orl tns. A white woman and her two-tn t i.u hi lllha t, i ued seven! S negroest lost tllir li es aindl li -rsltns were injured. inonlie serioiisly, in a eor nado that swetl lover Suthern Louisi anda. eanne crops were razed, lilt elilngs nd fences de olished aend other damn age ~was visited upon plantations 'outh west of this city. The hurricantl, swept over Energy Plantation. nelar Thibodeaux. La., where Mrs. Valize Borne and her two months-old baby were killed, together with two negroes. The negro quar ters were demolished on this planta tion, resulting in injury to 11 negroes recently brought to the plantation to grind cane. Cuttling a clean path a50 feet wide. the tornado lashed through the Elling ton plantation at Lula, La., demolish ing the negro quarters, killing five ne groes and maiming several others. ia eluding a white woman and man. The houses were of wood and the inmates were caught beneath falling timbers. In New Orleans considerable damage was done to roofs, fences and swinging signs. One residence lost its entire front while the family was huddled together in rear rooms. Many other dwellings, most of which were unoccu pied, were considerably damaged. Seamen of Gulfport, where some damage to shipping was done, esti* mate the wind velocity there at 60 miles an hour. It was estimated to have reached 50 miles an hour at Luling. TENSAS COMPROMISE UPHELD Court Ends Long Litigation Growing Out of Alleged Land Frauds. Weotern Newesater ac'ni ews 5iervi~e. Monroe.-In the United States Dis trict Court Judge Alex Boarman ren dered a decision in the Tensas Delta land case which probably forever stops the litigation which has been going Sin various forms for four years. Judge Boarman placed his seal of approval on the recent compromise between the Tensas Besin Levee Board and the Tensas Delta Land Company, Limited., by handing down a decision against Attorney-general Pleasant's petition and in favor of the application of the attorneys for t I,. lcvee board and land company for the dismissal of the stilt. The action against the land company has been in state and federal courts for the past four years. It grew out of alleged fraud in the sale of over eight hundred thousand acres of land in 1898 for $130000. The case, after being taken into the federal court by the state attorney general, was compromis ed by the levee board and the land company by the layment of $100,000 to the former for a quietus to titles. NEGRO LYNCHED IN MONROE Members of Mob Escape In Autom-e hilee After Hanging Man. W.tern Newsplper Union Ne.ws Servie. Monroe.-Warren Eaton, a youngt negro who was arrested on a charge of making insulting remarks to a 17 year-old white girl, was taken from the jail and lynched bhy a mob of less than 20 men. Meembers of the mob held up two police offlcers who were in charge of the city jail and forced them to hand over the keys. The ne gro was then taken from the jail and hanged to i telephone pole in the eastern part of town. S Plaquemlne Has New Hotel. Plaquemine.--Siber Brothers, pro prietors of the ('entral House, have moved into their new three-story hotel building, which was erected on the site of the old hotel. The building cost $26,000. It has forty rooms, all outside rooms and newly furnished. East Baton Rouge Ward Goes Dry. Baton Rouge.-In an election in the Fourth Ward of East Baton Rouge, in which the town of Zachary is located the 'drys" carried the word over the "wets" by twenty-seven majority. Woodmen Head to Visit State. Alexandria.- .o -ergn Commander Joseph (ullen Root, organizer and bead of the Wood nen of the World,. will visit Rapide amp No. 17 in this city on November 12, at which time a beaneet will be giveU ln his homeas. FARMERS WILL BE BROUGHTTO SOUTH NEW MISSISSIPPI VALLEY IMMI GRATION ASSOCIATION STARTS BIG MOVEMENT. ORGANIZED AT NEW ORLEANS Six States fLnite in Effort to Bring Meet From Europe to Cultivate Idle Land. ".l ;V tPrnl,.ei\l r i r I L, W rqw- ý.r. it New I rl.Ians,. \ ith thLe o.hji ct of !, li. llt C - i I;th' ' 11sislsip i Val lron l'ei il .:ei']ralle |l i t te'- i. ilrn ra] lv wi" ii ll - .li A..ssoI(iatiou, was or held hi r. . Itrine 'II. o ce!-s man of Europe to thie miulll i:..t ofal l the Soulth' was the ktevnille t lll anle of the addrense-.. made at this tie.-etin anel is. in a way, the slogan of tih nIIIew organizatlionll The assclation will tend its efforts toward briznging in thrifty farmers to occupy the idle lands of the southern states. These farmersi %ill he secured maircnli from Europe and anada but efforts will he made also to snecre im migration troun the northern states. Mainy government restrictions on im migration were challenged by the speakers. In several resolutions the gathering %ei.ed its displeasure re garding masn- unreasonable measures concerning aliens, now pending at Washington. These resolutions are, in substance, as follows: All Southern States are urged to make bigger appropriations, and send - State agents to Europe to exploit the state's opportunities, and induce im migrants to come to this country. A vigorous protest is entered against unreasonable restrictive immigration legislation, partlcularly the literacy test. Congress is called upon to alter this legislation, so it will not be pre judicial to the country's interests. To Develop Southern Ports. The government is asked to enact legislation to force a more gereral distribution of immigration through the gulf and South Atlantle ports, stead of allowing the steamship com panies to dump 91i per cent of the aliens In Eastern ports. That the time for deporting undeo strable aliens be extended from three to five years. That the South as a whole, with the railroads and the coorporate Interests. establish more systematic means of promoting colonization from other parts of the states. These resolutions were forwarded to all members of Congress. as well as. to the Southern Commercial Congress at Mobile. If legislation at Washing ton is altered, speakers said, it would open the floodgates for a steadv stream of desirable white immigration Into the idle lands of the South. Conspicuous among those who at tended the meeting were Senator Jo seph E. Ransdell. Governor Luther E. Hall. Congressman H. Garland Dupre, of Louisiana, and others. Railroad Man Elected President. Ceorge H. Smith. general passenger agent of the Queen and Crescent, who lhas been one of the prime leaders in the t loLe., was elected president of the association. W. D. Mounger. of Nateh .ez was made first vice president, and vice presidlents were. lected from each of the stit+. Iol,. 'ld l in the or. ganlation, as ,lb ,, \J. Jssippf H. A. Camp Ark.:,. .e m . Page; Tennnse. "I. n1 Pr trabama. Ai'll. 11am C. Radrllffe. I ,eky. tiw'tis soner Newman, of at. Bureoa. of %rte 'ulture, M1. Ie. Trezevant. of Ne, ,, leans, was elected secretary Itre-: and theo following director. named: E. C. Cannink, loulsiana: Lou. Percy, Mississippl: C. C. KIrkpatrick, Arkansas: Bruce Kennedy, Alabama. Senator Ransdell, inl an address be fore the convention, said: "The people of this lower valley must 0ork together to pull immigrants away from New York. We must be thoroughly organized under good lead ership to get results. We must guard against strict legislation. Our Ietrni gratlun laws now are rest rictive enough. The nation today is what it ias because of its constant assimilatiom of new blood from abroad. We have drawn our national lifeblood from other countries. I have no fear of be ing Injured by immigration from the old world. "Tariff legislation will not lower the cost of livingo-It can only be reduced by a great increase in the articles of consumption. Our great plantations should be split up and settledl by Cau -asians. Our great cotton plantations have been the curse of the Southland. because no one has been able to make money out of them." Washlngton.-Receipt of hundreds of applications for campeaign badges which the War DIepartment announced would be awarded the regulars or vol. unteer soldiers prompted the depart ment to announce that no applications should be made until January 1. The mint will not be prepared to issue the medals before that time. Soldiers who served during the Civil, Indian and 8panish wars, Philippine insurrection, Chinese Relief Bxpedition, and other amPadlms, are eligible to reoaove the