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•• vi **&(*>*£»*«•’* «* ■■Ul^' ’» SAYS ruw :NED—PACK IS RESENT • July 29.—Former IXd the House steos were not taken the food profiteers in would be serious that the peniten for the men who of their bread and Keller, the new from Minnesota, who and defeated the and republican candi that the people are not the league of nations ried about the cost of predicted that unless done to wrest the con front the few monopo houses will be needed to next winter. cost of living must be or there is going to trouble in this coun Clark. “Individually, of sending to thev every profiteer in the do not care whether he is He is on a par with Imd robbers. reived a letter from a very a in my district this mom | in it he said that nobody i object to the packing house a profit. I wrote and told t I did not object to any king money honestly, provid d not skin me or the rest of pie by the money he was rAnd that is the way 1 t^el i %y congressmen resent the (da aimed at thejn by the j Thousands of letters and is are coming in to congress m every state. Most of the ications are simple and to Kenyon has found that Ires and letters are inspired ksentatives of the “big five” [who go from community to Kty beating them up. ling that he is fresh from He and free from the influ [politieal bosses, Keprosenta ller of Minnesota, announc he would take immediate reduce the cost of living. I $he people are for the »f Rations, but are taking tere.4t in the cost of bread people are thinking of the i the profiteers and specu of the winter,” said he. nk the cost of food is high t I know that profiteers— and little ones—are buying id stuff and all sorts of food talking about a dollar a (utter, and a dollar a fgs, with everything else in >n. The people are wonder t congress is going to do They do not want any vestigations, they want ac (re now, set up machinery distribution of food to our who will be destitute and ! next winter. alternative would be laws itnking men, and their em it go their grip on the peo _ n ^illa Dozier and her brother, . Alexander, are here this Kiting their cousin, Mrs. KE ADDS TO Bill'S WOES # •tFACE AND ELEVATED > STOP OPERATING AS OYES WALK OUT—ALL •C TIED UP. \£X “.--Chicago's sur lnes Were at a »f?ht as a result of the lm- t0^ay Of the em esteX System® aftei' their ached \ l° r^t'fy an a»?re« ri, by , officials of the °f the employes9 fused^k downt«wn districts uS XaaU8e of the odd d during dth at.times badly trikino- Klyitbe dav* Officers decbred th2r and their e,n* was in sfght0 immediate toXerv X00’00 Persons 1 Possible hi,anR of traus* I ^orkers^Xrh °rk SUyed °ok th* ln*. e business Vehicbs ?Wu°n e°od na* •ttled oveXfkad lonpr boen ; OutlyimT a- . • paveme,lts ,n‘P08idble foi”*4* ** waa y Ifreat distaff to “•biles Xwer. Un,*sa they Wpre ^iven rides. Says German Mills Need Much Cotton *( _ Washington, July 29.—German cotton mills, with 10,000,000 spindles estimated as still suitable for op eration, can consume about 1,000, 000 bales of cotton during the next year if means are found to finance the movement of the commodity from the United States, said a re port by Erwin C. Thompson, com mercial attache of the bureau of for eign and domestic commerce, made public today. Mr. Erwin outlined a plan by which Danish . and Dutch traders may be furnished cotton for the re sale to Germany and allowed to as sume a part of the credit risk. Out of 4,067,018 bales of cotton in stor age in the United States on June 30, he estimated a very large propor tion was classified in the lower grades, which are especially suitable for German mills. "At this time the German mills would be eager buyers for the low er grades," Mr. Erwin's report said, pointing out that during the war they have been operating on wastes, shoddies, nettle fiber and paper, ow ing to the pressure of the blockade. "Cotton experts are agreed that cotton in public store in the United States is nearly all of grades below those most desired by domestic mills." Declaring that the problem for the ---—- X"-- —• — cotton was to find a way to offer large assorted stocks of cotton to the German spinners and at the same time be secured for the value of their property, Mr. Erwin said that warehouses and exchange fa cilities in Rotterdam, Holland, now are available for handling such a trade. , “Several strong trading companies in Rotterdam are in a position to fi nance cotton into Germany as fast as they can consume it,” he said. “Matters can be so arranged with them that American bankers can fi nance the cotton in any amount into safe warehouses in Holland. The Hollanders can arrange their rown credits for delivery to German spinners in lots to suit their weekly or monthly requirements. “Owing to great labor troubles at the moment it would be hard to start up spinning at full capaei y even if the «otton wer on the spot. But it is estimated that within a few months after cotton begns to arriv% the mills could use 40,000 bales a month.” BRINKLEY HOGS BRING BIG MONEY AUCTION PROVES THAT AR KANSAS BREEDERS NOW ARE RAISING AS GOOD STOCK AS ANY OTHER STATE. Little Rock, July 30.—A total of 51 animals sold for an average of 7282 apiece at the auction sale con ducted by the Eastern Arkansas Demonstration Farm at Brinkley on Monday, according to D. E. Rhoads, slate representative of the Quaker Oats Company and president of the Arkansas Travelers, who attended the sale. The average was consider ed very good for this season of the year and reflects the fact that Ar kansas breeders are producing pure bred hogs that are as good as those to be found anywhere in the United States. The sale was one of the summer - being conducted by the Great Southern Sales Circuit and was attended by swine breed ers from 21 states. About 75 breed ers were present and the auction was attended by about 200 persons. The Eastern Arkansas Demonstra tion Farm is owned by Parker C. Ewan of Clarendon, and is managed by Dr. W. M. Bruce. Most of the animals sold were brood sows and bred gilts. Forty three of this class sold for an av erage of $315, which is considered a very good average for a summer sale. Six unbred gilts that also were sold reduced the average for the entire sale. The top price was brought by a sow, Cherry Friend Lady, which was sold to the Mayfield Farms of Lex ington, Ky., for $1,500. A daugh ter of ths sow, Colocha Orioness II, was sold to the Poincrest Farms of Charleston, Miss., for $1,000, a total of $2,500 for the mother and daughter. A boar, Joe Orion King III, was sold for $850, and was a remarkable bargain at that price, in the opinion of Mr. Rhoads. ■ Several Arkansas buyers made small purchases but the bulk of the animals went to other states. H. L. Ingle hart of Elizabethtown, Ky., was auctioneer. First Baptist Churchy Marianna ; - 11 ■ 11 jjj TRASH FIRE CAUSE OF A BIG LOSS MONROE COUNTY BANK, ELKS AND MASONS CHIEF LOSERS IN BIG BLAZE AT BRINKLEY TUESDAY NIGHT. Bripkley, July 2$.—A fire believ ed to have originated from a spark from a small trash fire about 2 o’clock this morning destroyed the two story brick building owned by Emmons & Greenlee, with a loss of about $12,000. For a time the flames threatened to spread over the entire business section of Brink ley. There was $7,000 insurance on the fixtures of the Monroe Coun ty Bank, which occupied a part of the first floor space. The Elks Club and Masonic lodge rooms on the second floor probably suffered the heaviest loss. The Ma son’s loss is estimated at $1,000 with no insurance while the Elks lost about $2,000, partly covered by in surance. The first floor of the building was divided into three com partments. One was occupied by the Monroe County Bank and an other by H. J. Ash’s pool room. The third compartment was being re modeled for a new bakery, which had not moved in. Fire Chief Dow Whitson, who is a fireman of 26 years’ experience, directed his men in a most efficient manner and enlisted the services of many men and boys. For a time the fire threatened to get beyond control and a call was sent to the Forrest City fire department for aid. However, by the time the For rest City fire truck and crew was ready to come, the local depart ment had the blaze under control. About 2 o’clock this morning the department was called out to ex tinguish a small trash fire which originated in a shed of the brick building. The blaze was extinguish ed and the firemen returned to the station. It is believed a spark from this fire ignited the brick building. Only heroic work by the department saved the big Lewis-Jeffers Dry Goods Company’s store, adjoining t-he bank bulding on the east, and the Henry Wolf & Company novelty store on the west. -—o-— TWELVE MEN .N HOUSE BLOCK PLANS FOR EXTENSION—SUF FRAGE BILL IS SIGNED BY THE GOVE.'.NOR. Little Rock, July 30.—After wrangling over parliamentary tac tics and juggling with roll calls for two days, the special session of the Arkansas legislature came to an end this afternoon, and as a result more than 200 prominent citizens of the state who came to Little Rock to secure remedial road legislation left for their homes tonight in disap pointment and disgust. The senate resolution to extend the session three days to correct defects in road bills passed during the regular session was defeated by 12 members of the house. These 12 men kept the resolution from re ceiving the necessary two-third^ vote. The house adopted a resolu tion during the forenoon to adjourn at 4 o’clock this afternoon, and there was nothing left for the sen ators to do but retire and go home. The ratification of the suffrage amendment to the federal constitu tion and passage of the bill to ap propriate $20,000 to pay per diem and mileage of members constitute the accomplishments of the special session. The senate spent today marking time on its extension resolution in the house. The resolution received (Additional Locals on Last Pago) NEAT PACKERS CONTROL TRADE FIVE BIGGEST PACKING CON CERNS ARE CHARGED WITH NANUPILATING THE LIVE STOCK MARKET. Washington, July 29.—Manipula tion of the live stock market through control of the market yards and a practical monopoly in the buy ing of live stock was charged against the “big five” packers— Swift, Armour, Morris, Cudahy and Wilson—in the third section of the federal Trade Commission’s report on the packing industry just made public. The report cited data to show that the big five hold a majority of the voting stock in 22 of the principal stockyards of the country and an interest in .the remaining 28. It was said to be impossible to taH in the ease of the latter yards whether they have a controlling interest, “because of a remarkable financial device” known as the bearer warran which is issued to the stockholder instead of the stock certificate, which is made out to the treasurer of the corporation. This device, it wa%jsaid, might readily be used to completely hide the ownership of the stock. “Of the meat trade in the hands of the interstate slaughterers in the United States,” said the report, “the big five packing companies have more than 73 per cent of the total. They have the prices of dressed meat and packing house products so well in hand that, within certain limits, meat prices are made to re spond to their wishes. Discrimination against competing independent buyers also was charg ed against the “big five” as well as manipulation of the live stock mark et and aunwarranted fluctuations in daily prices paid for live stock. This practice, the report said, has re sulted in curtailment of the nation’s meat supply by discouraging the pro duction of live stock. . —n ■ -- BRUTALITY WAS PRISONERS’ LOT WITNESSES BEFORE CONGRES SIONAL COMMITTEE ACCUSE HIGH OFFICERS OF THE U. S. ARMY. New York, July 29.—Scores of in stances of brumal treatment of American soldiers in prison camps of France, described in some cases as amounting to a system of torture responsibility for which was placed by the witnesses on high army of ficers. were related today before the congressional subcommittee which is investigating the disciplinary sys tem of the A. E. F. The committee, consisting of Rep resentative Royal C. Johnston of South Dakota and Representative Oscar E. Bland of Indiana, met in the disciplinary barracks on Gov ernor’s Island. The third member of the sub-committee, Representa tive Henry Flood of Virginia, was not present. The men “higher up” who were charged by witnesses with respon sibility for the prison conditions in cluded Brig. Gen. W. W. Harts, for mer commander of the American troops in the Paris district; Maj. Gen. Frederick Smith Strong of the 40th Division; Col. Edgar Grinstead, commander of the 158th Infantry, and Col. J. S. Maul of the Field Artillery. Several captains and lieutenants also were named as hav ing taken an actual part n the bru tal treatment of the prisoners. ■ 1 1 i ■ — ii l ■ —i——c» (Caatlawa# <m last page) Power of Governor At Reform School Little Rock. July 30.—Attorney General John D. Arbuckle yesterday ■laid that in delivering his opinion at a hearing in th«^Jefferson County Court Monday*,' wHer^ he ruled that the governor has no*power db parple or pardon youths from the Boys’ Industrial School, and that the coun ty judge alone may order the re lease of prisoners from the school, he referred to boys who had been sent to the school through the Juve -nile Court. Boys who have been convicted and sentenced to the penitentiary and then transferred to the Boys’ Industrial School remain subject to the governor’s parole or pardon, he said. Most of the boys who are rent to the school are sent through the Juvenile Court and the governor has no power to secure their re lease. The boys are not convicted of any charge. Their sentence to the In dustral school lies within the dis cretion of the county judges and it is only through the county judge who sentenced them that they may secure their release. -o POLL TAXES ARE ABOLISHED —BUT WORSE FOLLOWS Texarkana, July 29.—At last night’s meeting of the city council on the Texas side of town, an order _ __ 1__1.1_ __II ! na-i luauc auviiciiiu^ vm v»vj pvu tax and establishing in its place a street tax. The present city poll tax is one dollar a year, and the new street tax is fixed at the same figure. The new ordiancc provides, however, that the street tax may be raised as high as five dollars a year and all voters and male residents who have been in the city ten days or longer will be made subject to the tax. However, in order that they may have “their rights” women are exempted from the tax. The age limit of the men who must pay is fixed at from 21 to 60. It is said that all other cities in Texas have abolished the poll tax requirement and substituted the street tax. The discussion of the subject before the council last night developed the fact that there are now more automobile owners than there are poll tax payers in Texar kana, Tex. At last night’s meeting the coun cil also ordered the purchase of a block on Cedar street between Fourth and Fifth streets, for wagon yard purposes. As soon as the wag on ya^d is established, visiting farm ers and others will be required to keep their teams there, and the pres ent practice of permitting teams to stand in the streets and alleys of the business section will be strictly pro hibited. -o LEGISLATURE PUT 0. K. ON SUFFRAGE BOTH HOUSES RATIFY AMEND MENT BY BIG MAJORITIES— WARD AND McCULLOCH OP POSE RESOLUTION. Little Rock, July 29.—The Ar kansas Legislature yesterday ratified the Susan B. Anthony amendment to the federal constitution which, if adopted by the legislatures of 36 states, will become the ninteenth amendment to the constitution of the United States. In the senate the vote was 29 to 2 for ratifica tion, and in the house it was 76 to 19. Resolutions were introduced in both houses providing for an exten sion of the special session for the consideration of local bills and remedial road legislation. The ques tion was made a special order for 10 o'clock this morning in the sen ate, but no special time for voting upon the resolution was set by the house. It is generally believed that the necessary two-thirds majority will favor an extension. Arkansas became the twelfth state to ratify the amendment. This is the second southern state to ratify the federal suffrage amendment, Texas having ratified it on June 23. It is generally conceded that enough other states will ratify the amendment for it to receive the two-thirds majority necessary for it to become a part of the federal constitution. Mr. McCulloch of Lee opposed the the adoption of the resolution. He insisted that the rights are involved, and that Arkansas should not impose upon other southern states that stand solidly in support of southern traditions that which will be the first step in the demoralization of the south. He insisted that the question should be referred to the people who will vote on the amendment to the state constitution in 1920. He ar gued that the federal amendment will provide for compulsory seryice, and will break down the barriers that protect womanhood. Senator Ward was one of the two members of the upper house who voted against the resolution. Rep resentative Elliott of Lee county was registered as absent and not voting. CHICAGO RACE RIOTS CONTINUE DEATH LIST REACHES ZS; 4,00$ TROOPS FAIL TO OVERAWE POPULACE—TROUBLE IS CEN TERED IN BLACK BELT. Chicago, July 29.—The race war spread tonight to widely scattered sections of the city. The police re ported trouble at several points on the North side. Hundreds of police men were rushed to halt a reported conflice between several thousands of white* and blacks on the South west side. Crowds of whites pene trated the down town district on avowed hunts for negroes. City, county and state officials united today in an attempt to soothe Chicago’s social torment of race riot ing, complicated by a complete street ear strike. Despite their joint ef forts trouble flared intermittently throughout the morning aad tho death list grew until it reached 25. Even that figure was approximate, ah unconfirmed reports of additional killings were still seeping imto po lice stations. One of the most serious riots of the day occurred in the Cook courv ty jail when 100 negro prisoners exercising outside their cells, over powered a negro guard and raced into the exercise room of the white prisoners, where there were be tween 600 and 700 men. When the negroes burst in there was an instant clash. The regular guards were unable to control the fighters and so lock ed the doors and appealed for aid. The prisoners fought for an hour before they were beaten into sub mission with clubs. Several of the negro prisoners, it was reported, carried knives, and a number of white prisoners are said to have been seriously wounded. The fighting today centered main - ly in the heart of the black belt, along Thirty-fifth street and to cope with the situation the police massed reserves of men, rifles, patrol wag ons, ambulances and machine guns and motorcycles in the vicinity. Some 4,000 state troops were under arms in the city and as many more were under orders to be ready for emergency. There were two dangerous flare ups, however, as far south as 51st and State streets and three vicious fights took place in the down town district of Wabash avenue in broad daylight. There was serious fighting and shooting in the loop early in the afternoon. The exclusive north side residential district received a toych of disorder. Killings continued after daybreak bringing the number of dead, in po lice reports, up to 22 by mid-after noon and hundreds were injured. The police had under investigation three other reported killings. The list of 22 included 14 white and eight negro« i. The street car strike seemed to aid the spread of race rioting which surged up from the south side into the loop on the heels of thousands walking to work who ordinarily ride. Streets ordinarily almost de serted early in the day were busy with pedestrians, mostly m« n and boys whose numbers afforded rich I opportunities for racial quarrels. I PRESIDENT SENDS SENATE TREATY, i URGES RATIFICATION OF THE AGREEMENT PROMISING MIL ITARY AID TO FRANCE—TO BE CONSIDERED SOON. Washington, July 29.—The special treaty with France, promising im mediate American aid to that re public in repelling any unprovoked attack by Germany, was sent to the senate today by President Wilson. In his message urging ratification the president declared the promise j a “temporary supplement” to the I treaty with Germany and the League of Nations covenant, designed to give France protection in an emer gency without waiting for the ad vice of the league of nations. He said that a similar promise had been made by Great Britain and that by the obligation the United States but partially discharged a debt to France which “nothing can pay” in full. The senate received the message in open session and referred the treaty without discussion to the For eign Relations Committee. It is likely that the treaty will be taken up by the committee within a few days and considered with the Versailles treaty.