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There Are Half a Million Cattle in
Mexico Awaiting Shipment to
the United States.
Western Newspaper Union News Servce.
New Orleais.--Efforts to open the
Port of New Orleans to live stock
from Central and South America are
to be made through every Louisiana
congressman and man of possible in
fluence with the _'ureau of Animal
Industry, Department of Commerce
and Labor, at Washington, and inital
efforts have already been inaugurated
by General Live Stock Agent W. G.
Harding, of the Mobile and Ohio Rail
road, with headquarters at St. Louis.
"Theme are several hundreds of thou.
sand cattle in Mexico and Central
America that can be brought to New
Orleans tot shipment to United States
packing centers, and the establishing
of a large packing-house here is de.
pendent upon favorable action on the
part of the chiefs of the Bureau of
Animal Industry in lifting the em
bargo on Southern cattle for import at
New Orleans," Mt. Hrdling explained,
when seen at the Hotel Monteleone.
Mr. Harding has just come from
Washington, where he took the ques
tion up with Senator Brouasard, who
Is cooperating with him. "The b-.
Seau permits the entrance of Lafinn
;American cattle through the Port of
Oalveston, and that has done much
toward making Galveston one of the
great live stock importing centers of
he country," he continued. "However,
ports south of Galveston on the
of Mexleo are closed to those cat
with the result that practically the
 movement ie directed that way,
ypt I consider direct discrihlnan
New orleauas."
toi r. Harding, there are
th  ideral Goverutnenat In
qM ost' of, thi, port.
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Progressive 'Newspapers Unanimous
for Slogan Linking New Orleans
and Southern Progress.
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
New Orleans.-The solidarity of
New Orleans and Mississippi in war,
peace, politics and commerce, reflect.
ing as it does the solid South, was
never better illustrated than by the
whole-souled manner in which the
press and leaders of Louisiana's twin
sister state have indorsed and sup
ported the New Orleans exposition of
big ideas. From the very first the
press of Mississippi from end to end
of the state and from the Mississippi
river to the Alabama line adopted as
their slogan the commercial war cry
used by a distinguished citizen of
Natchez during the recent Mississippi
Valley Immigration Convention held
in New Orleans. It is: "New Orleans
for the South and the South for New
When the representatives of the ex
position of big ideas went to Jackson
last week they found that the leaders
of Mississippi were fully alive to what
New Orleans and Louisiana were do
ing. The plans, aims and ideas of the
exposition found the same hearty sup.
port from the progressive citizens of
Mississippi that has greeted the ex
position by the foremost workers in
every field throughout the United
The interests of Louisiana and Mis
sissippi in New Orleans are identical.
New Orleans is the great port qf both
states. The growth and prosperity of
New Orleans means their growth and
prosperity. Make New Orleans a great
factory center, for instance, and the
immense storehouses of Mississippi I
raw material will find a ready and
profitable. maarket,
fi 1 ition
whatit tiens to the entire Souith, e0- I
ealaly to tho e "twin states." The
press of the entire state has heartily I
endorsed it and in doing so it has as I
curately reflected public opinion.
Among the many enterprising papers
of the sta*e that have given the move
ient their able support from the first
are: The Clarksdale Challenge, Water I
Valey Progress, The Waynesboro I
News.Beacon, The Crystal Springs I
Meteor, The Pascagoula Chronicle, I
Columbus Commercial, Summit Senti.
nel, Vicksburg Democrat, Scott Coun I
ty News, Greeaville Democrat, Clark
dale Register, Laurt- Argus, Natcher
News an4 the Hattilsurg News.
watigi Pae P nts pefueo to Have
Their Clildren Vaccinated.
Wutenrw.wuar.s Vnion Ew' sNervl*
-ItanMfiel4.-The public ahoosls at
8pi46r,: Coo Rambin, Grove HllI and
Bell Dowers, in De Soto Parish, will
be closed by'fPaih Superintendent G.
0. Houston beasaer the parents of the
ptipils refuse to, periit their children
to be vaceiated as *ordered by the
state health authorities. At Spider
iot a chil: 4 ubmitted to the order.
At Cook two were vacqrlnated and
thirty-thtree refusec. At Rambin not
a onl was vscctnate. At Grove Rill
a-l retied :.and at Beol Bower non 1
were vaptiuated. All five of thesel
seeools w~i be closed, at once.
lThere -are 530 resals in the pr~
h.h, but not a sufiCient number to
slow any other sohool. There warE
1,St pupils vaecirat*d.
Big Steater i the Tech.
r oweyet he steamer Hyacinth, 100
Ntet long by 19 feet wide; ~eas up to
the Crowley landing, Tueesay. Al
though the water in the bayou was
tow deep water was found along the
tie riuste. Some of the bends in
Ihe i:- r will be aut out-aI a .to na
le la  eamers to run freely diu
o water . Colonet Lansing H.
t huef1al~stC.
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Charged That Court Was Uniformly
With the Defense, Right or
western Newspaper Union News erdena.
Shreveport.--District Judge Land
and District Attorney Mabrey, who
conducted the trial of Henry Little
and his wife recently acquitted of the
charge of murder in connection with
the killing of J. J. Van Cleave, were
scored in a committee report read at
a mass meeting of citzens here.
The report was prepared by a com
mittee of seven appointed at a mass
meeting held several weeks ago at the
time of the acquittal of the Littles,
called to protest against the verdict.
The committee charged that the rul
-ngs of Judge Land were uniformly
with the defense, "right or wrong."
District Attorney Mabrey committed a
"tactical error," the committee found,
in taking the case up for trial on Sat
urday preceding two holidays. At
taches of the sheriff's office also were
criticised because, ·it is alleged, liquor
w"as permitted to be given the jurors.
The meeting adopted resolutions
demanding a "more rigorous enforce
ment of the criminal laws with respect
to both men and women."
At the first mass meeting demand
was made that Little and his wife quit
South Louisiana Association Takes
Over Donaldsonville Tract.
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Donaldsonvi e. - The proposition
made to the {eemann Company, Lim
ited, by the South Louisiana Fair As
sociation, for t e purchase of the tract
,f land in the Lemann Addition com
t anti grE t s, has been accepted
by the Lemand corporation. The propl
arty has an aLea of fifteen or sixteen
acres, and the' purchase price will be
11,500, njyablq in ten years. An option
will alsibe given the Fair Association
on as much land. contiguous to the
A-muz-u Park site up to fifteen acres.
Atsa meeting of the board of direc
tors of the fair association it was de
cided to incorporate. The president
and executive committee authorized to
take the necessary steps. It was de
eided to take over A-muz-u park. The
lair association will assume the out
standing liabilities of the A-muz-u com- .
panty, appr6ximately 1,.400, and will is
sue to shareholders of the racing or.
ganization certificates of stock in theI
South Louisiana fair association to thr
faTe value of $2,000.
Freeze Sets Back Berries.
Poncllatouta.--Untold damage was
doun the berry ropr by the recent
freeze. Thermomsnetrs went as low as
30 degrees and ice was visible. Many
'fpmelk worked all day Sunday cover.
ng their berry plants and these will
not be disturbed by the untsnal condl
_Istillers Will B ' Surplus. Berrles.
Ponchatoula.-A representatY, of a
Northernh distilling plnt* Bas ontracted
with the Whit? Farmers' Association
for all surplaus berries, fron this sea
sion's crop. Both associations have ne
gotiated for the sale of surplus fruit,
but it looks like the surplus will be
Mrs. W. W. Walli, Elected.
Alexandri,---The sixth annual con.
ference of the Louistana chapter of
the Daughters of the American Revo
lution elected the following prstate of
ficers: Mes.". W. . Wgi1 of New
Orleans, state regent; ~rts Til1# Seo
vall, of Shrevepert, v1e state regenti
Mrs. G. It. tihbell, of Atlexandria,
treasurer; Mrs. I pt of rew or
isn., correspandi4 secretary; nr.
Helen plnt,~ of ~rag, reop..lg
secretary; Ms a 1 h roCuilcgh,, of
Sheeport, re i~d Mis Hun.
, of Alexand, h ri lMI. B
1 TypItai4 m *IMores.
8rowle S las become
pitaaelt at t pes south.
7wst of ·t)it Icy. I t ase that the
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t ·fi~i ~ ~ dij xar- i
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Counselor for the stag department
at Washington, who recently resigned.
Independent Dealers Charge They Are
Obliged to Buy Tobacco at
Retail Prices.
New York.--The four companies into
which the tobacco trust~was disinte
grated by the decree 1911 were
given until next week o present a
plan for abandoning mon polistic prac
tices which the attorney-general con
siders are in violation of the decree.
United States District Attorney Mar
shall told the attorneys of these com
panies at a conference that the gov
ernment intended to put an end to
present conditions by injunction -or
other means, but promisad to postpone
action until later at the rquest: of the
ieacting upon the
complaint of certain independent deal
ers who charge that a monopoly of
the jobbing business in this district,
which was enjoyed by the Metropoli
tan Tobacco company under the old
trust, still exists and that independ
ent dealers are obliged to buy their
tobacco at'retail rates.
The corporations represented at the
conference were the 'American, the
Liggett & Myers, the It, J. Reynolds,
the P. Lorillard and the Metropolitan
Tobacco company.
Personal Convictions Almost Obliter
ate Party Linee-House Leaders
Oppose Change.
Washington.-Lines were sharply
drawn for the epening of the most
bitterly contested legislative struggle
that has confronted President Wil
son's administration--the fight to re
peal the law giving A lerican coast
wise ships !free passage through the
Pananr canal. Opposing forces di
vided for the tirst skirmish in the con
flict, which will open whe) a speelal
rule is presented on the repeal contro
For the fist time since the demo.
cratic administration took charge of
the governmebt administration leaderb
found a strong, resourceful and deter
mined element within the party op
posed to a'p ollcy whibch' Prei~heat
Wilson personally had espousedh. .Per,
sonal conivictlons on the quiestion al
most have oblierated party lines.
This political situation, with the in
ternational character of the question
involved and the stress the president
has placed on his position at neces
sary to the succs.tul condpi* o( the
adminiestralton's foreign policy, com.
bined to make up a situatlpn fraught
w-ith compleCatlong.
- Aligned agastt the president's de
mend for the repeal are the three lead
ers of the.partiese-i the house, headed
Iby Mr, Uderwood.
Malburn Takes Office.
Washington.-William P. Malburn of
Denver, Colo., took the oath of office
as asslstant secretsry of the treasury,
Mr. Malburn will be in charge of the
custofls., He os a son-in-law of Senator
Church in Chinatown.
Chicapr-~Construction of a church
in Chindaown to be supported by all
denmain~tions and the Y- M. C. A. will
usineg W L its purposes will be io
tise thW 5,000 Chinese a ;siinplifhd
Saratrrb ab Ga. re of unklhown or.
gim caused damange estimated at $200,
O; to the rotit j cotton wharvlu
of th Atleslto t Line ral-ay
here. T-ieMtii steamship Wariey
was dai tl"&gh1y by the fla,,e.
s d4 4 Relesed,
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Many Affidavits Given in Which
Former Witnesses Say They Tes
,tified Falsely at First Trial
of Atlanta Man.
Atlanta, Ga.-Notice that an ex
traordinary motion for a new. trial
for Leo M. Frank, under death sen
tence for the murder of Mary Phagan,
will be filed April 16, the day before
that set for the young factory super
intendent's execution, was served on
the superior court here. The notice
was accompanied by a copy of the
forthcoming extraordinary motion,
which alleges that new evidence fa
vorable to Frank has been discovered
since his conviction seven months ago.
Many affidavits are included in the
copy of the motion. Several of these,
signed by witnesses at the trial of
Frank, allege that the affiants testi
flied falsely against the accused man.
Others charge conspiracy of evidence
against Frank, and others attempt to
establish an alibi for him. An effort
also is made to prove that the notes
found beside the factory girl's body
were written in the basement of the
National Pencil factory, not in the of
fice of Frank, as James Conley, negro
factory sweeper, and chief witness
against the convicted superintendent,
Among the affidavits submitted is
one by C. B. Dalton, declaring false
testimony he gave against Frank's
character. Dalton, at the trial, testi.
fled Frank had been guilty of miscon
duct with several women.' Dr. H. F.
Harris, in his affidavit, alleges a mi
croscopic examination of strands' of
hair, said to have been found on the
second floor of the factory, and used
at the trial to prove that the murder
occurred near Frank's office, showed
from the head
Three affidavits allege that the af
tiants saw Frank on' s street here be
tween 1 and 1:10 p.m., on April 26
last, the time at which Conley testi
fled he was helping the factory su
perintendent conceal Mary Phagan's
body in the factory basement.
The filing of the extraordinary mo
tion, April 16, will automatically stay
the prisoner's execution. Should it
be denied, it is expected, an appeal
will be taken to the Georgia supreme
court, which already has confirmed
Superior Court Judge Bacon in deny
ing a new trial on previously submit
ted evidence.
Charles Merriam, Used, as Wharfboat
at Cairo, Sustains Heavy Loss
From Flames
Cairo, Ill.-The steamer Charles
Merriam, used as a wharfboat by the
Iron Mountain and Cdtton Belt rail
roads, was gutted by fire, and the loss
is estimtnated at about $12,000.. The
fire was discovered about 1:45 o'clock,
but had' galined such headway that the
firemen were unable to do more than
confine the flames to the rear end of
the boat and to save the Halliday
Phillips wharflbat, lying just south of
the Merriam. All the baggage and
express yas saved, miost of this be
ing stored in the front part of the
boat, the records, etc., in the ticket
offices, located in the rear of the boat,
were destroyed. The origin of the ftire
is not known. The front end of the
boat was not damapged and the stacks
did not faill The transfer steamer
Henry Marquand, which was tied
alongside the Merriam, was cut loose
by the night watchman, and with PI -
lot John Crehan and Capt. Howard
Frank aboard steamed away to a
place of safety. The Merriam was
built .in 1883 at Jefferson, Ind. Her
gross tonnage is 515, elngth 206 feet,
gross tonnage is 515, length 206 teet,
is valued at $45,000.
Files Campaign Expenses.
Washington.--Rpresentatlve Oscar
Underwood, candidate for the Ala
bama deinocratic senatorial nomina
tion, filed his campaign expense state
ment, showing expenditures of $3,
477.38, with contributions apjnunting
to $2,136.65.
Oyster Steamer Sinks.
BIistoi, R.I.-The oyster steanier
James Morgan, nearly a century old,
filled and sank as she was entering
the harbor with a cargo. Six mem
bers of the crew were rescued.
Boolailits Are Victorious.
Dresde.-The socialists were victo
rious in a byisctlon in the Borna dis
trict, displacijg Gen. Von Liebert, im
perialist, uneasted, in the reichstag ow
ing to irrefglarites. The socialists
thus regain thertt 111 seats.
Wi't y 8i* Sky Law.
Creston, Iowa-Tb* clekt of t,1rfed
prel district ci;r h ecthat the
eases of sterilliio 10we state
*Convicts an4 the pjowkli: s y law
vouad be lheard fir# ajce . federal
pdgs sb *( Kii IeOt e, Abril l?.
2 ,
Iowa senator who got "in baa' ,i
Washington as the result of misrepre
sentatiOn in the report of, a speech
made in Philadelphia.
French and Ewart May Withdraw.
Important Conferences Are Held
to Untagle Skein.
London.-That the government still
is facing a situation of extreme diffi
culty is proved by the fact that Pre
mier Asquith was not in a position to
make his promised statement in par
The air is full of extravagant rumors,
the most credible being the report that
Col. Seely, after all, is to quit the war
office by an exchange of portfolios
with Lewis Harcourt, secretary for the
The only new facts in the situation
were found in the resignation of Field
Marshal Sir John French, shief of the
imperial general staff, and Sir John
Spencer Ewart, adjutant-general, from
the army council. Rumors that other
members of the army council have re
Negotiations and conferences be
tween Bhdkingham palade, the war of.
fice and Downing street were carried
on, and it was known that the strong
est efforts were being made to induce
Field Marshal French and Gen. Ewart
to reconsider. The prime minister call.
ed a hurried meeting of the cabinet
at his residence after it was decided to
postpone a statement to parliament.
Later it was announced, with a show
of authority, that both French and
Ewart at last 'ad honsented to with.
draw their resignations.
In Ireland no change has occurred.
Belfast remains quiet, and although it
is asserted that officers at the Cur
ragh camp are determined'to resign
because of the repudiation of Col. See
ly's guarantee by the government, no
actual resignations so far as is known
have occurred.
Brig.-Gen. Gough, commander of the
Third cavalry brigade, in the course
of an interview, said:
"If Premier Asquith withdraws the
guarantees he will have to overthrow
the army council, and the government
will be faced practically with disrup
tion of the army."
The liberal press in the provinces
while indorsing what Premier Asquith
han already done, insists that he must
go farther and actually withdraw the
guarantee given the officers. These
newqpapers say the premier must
make it quite plain to all officers ol
the army and navy that they must, ur
der all circumstances, obey orders.
Wireess is Received Telling of the
Wreck Of Hattle P. 8impson.
Pour Are Rescued.
Washington.-Loss at sea of the
American schooner Hattie P. Simpsoil
of Boston, with her captain and five
other members of the crew, was re
ported to the navy department in a
relayed wireless message from the
steamer Caracas, which has on boari
four survivors of the schooner.
Three Die in Auto 8nash.
Dallas, Tex.-Three people are dead
and three seriously injured as the re
suit of an automobile accident north of
the city, when an auto left the road
and plunged forty feet into a ravine
Dh. Samuel P. Tipton, prominent phy
sician and owner of the car, and Mrs.
Katie M. L(oving were instantly killed
and Mrs. Loving's son, Wmin. C. Loving,
died.soon after being taken to a hos
pital. All lived in Dallas. Two women
and a man were the othere in the car
The condition of the two women wa,
tlhought to be serious.
Leaves Money to Charity.
Cincinnati, Ohio.-Two hundred and
ninety-five thousand dollars is left to
charities and churches by the will ol
Mrs. Francesca N. Gamble, widow ot
the late James N. Gamble, philanthrop
Ist, filed her for probate.
Miners Are Released.
Vancouver, B. C.-Twenty-two min
crs, srntenced to imprisonment aftes
riots at Naiuimo, B. C., have been or
dered released ,by the duke of Cot
naught. govemor-gen3nal of Canada
Wealthy Peons Join Hands in Extend
ing Greeting to Carranza-Rebel
Head Has Not Heard From
Gneral Villa.
Juarez, Mexico.-An official mes
sage from the front states that fight
ing is still going on for the possession
of Torreon.
The telegram says the rebels now
hold all positions except the main bar
racks and two smaller barracks. It is
reported that Gen. Villa took Cerro de
la Crus and the Torreon foundry.
Another telegram admits a rebel loss
in the last six days of 900 killed and
wounded and places the federal loss
at 2,000. As there already are at Chi
huahua 500 wounded, the report of the
rebel losses is thought to have been
minimized. Among the rebel wounded
is Gen. Tomas Urbina.
It is said that private soldiers taken
prisoners are being taken into the
rebel ranks, but their officers are exe
cuted, unless they take the oath of al
legiance to the constitutional cause.
All irregular troops in the federal gar
rison are executed on capture.
In Juarez it was confidently expect
ed that news of the capture of the
city would form the chief feature of
the welcome to Gen. Carranza and
the fact that no message of success of
any kind was awaiting him was ac- •
cepted as indicating that the fate of
the city was still in the balance.
In the last few weeks Gen. Carransa
has ridden horseback for 500 miles
and in the last two months he has
traveled 2,000 mniles in the same way.
He looked the picture of health and
vigor, a living contradiction to stories
that he was feeble and that he had
constant recourse to stimulants in or
der to bear up, and other reports of a
similar nature. His appearance also
-b.4 fltmahianranha ofbZrºt._ h.rm a
libels for they made him appear old
and rather thin.
Gen. Manuel Chao, military govern
or of the state of Chihuahua, who came
here to formally welcome the jefe sn
prema, galloped with his staff to a
point three miles south of the city.
Here Gen. Carranza and his staff and
the reception committee met and then
ensued a long wait for the troop train
bearing the horses and men of Caran
za's own army.
Tense Situation As Canal Repeal Tolls
Argument Continues-Prelident
Bears No III Will.
Washington.-No legislative Issue ol
recent years has excited congress a
has the controversy over repeal of the
tolls exemption clause of the Panama
Canal act. Last week's events which
put on record a breach in the solidaer
Ity of the Democratic party, have cr
ated no end of conflicting political proe
dictions to increase the tensity of in
terest in the subject. The situation i*
one fraught with many complications
Oratorical strife over the repeal re
newed, the house resumed general de
hate on the Sims bill leading up to Ia
final vote in that branch. In the sen. .
ate discussion will, revolve around one
of the many side issues that have arla
en, Senator James Hamilton LewlE
proposing to discuss a resolution and ,:
bill he has introduced to follow repeal l
as k sort of balm to the wounds of the
party members who thus far have op
posed the president.,
Senator Lewis' measure would give
the president authority to suspend
toils whenever he should deem it In
the public interest to do so. The Ii
nob senator will cite a long series of
precedents on which he bases the
right of congress to extend such ar
thority to the chief executive.
Lightning Strikes School.
Upper Sandusky, Ohio.-Twenty pe
pils .and their teacher, Miss Flo Bari
rett, were injured by lightning.
Old Resident Dies.
Chicago.-Mrs. Marie Charlotte Di
Lang, descendant of Swedish nobility
a resident of Chicago for fifty-sbt
years, died here. She was a .grand
dlaughter of Princess Sophia Albertina
of Sweden, youngest child of Kinm .
Adolphus Frederick.
Body is Pound.
Athens, Ga.--Information was re
eived here from Oconee county, Ga,
_hat the body of Charles Ferguton, 50,
nisslng from his home for two weeks
-a been found In the woods.
Legislator is Arrested.
Indianapolfs.-William Essman, a r
former member of the Indiana Leula,
tare, is under arrest here charged with _
embezzlfaing funds belonging to the
state of Wisconsin, in which he now
ives. Essman, after the last guberna.
oral campaigg in Wisconsin, was
made custodian of public buildings at :
nadison. He asserts he had charge
of the distribution of the state's new
statute books and that when an a
ountll'l was made, he egvld nat a*
ouant for 195 of. the booit " d..,
clara politics caused bis marrt

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