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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

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