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NEWS OF THE WEEK
FROM OVER WORLD HAPPENINGS IN OUR OWN AND OTHER COUNTRIES BRIEFLY TOLD. SHORT ITEMS FOR BUSY MEN Re Week's News Condensations viewed Without Comment—All Nations Find Something to Edify and Instruct. Charles Flueter, night counter man in the railroad eating house at Mis souri Valley, la., quit his job to be married in order to qualify for a le gacy of $17,000 left to him by an un cle in New York City on condition he should marry before Oct. 1. C • • German army officers are drilling 60,000 Turks at Jerusalem. This is to be the nucleus of the Turkish army which will invade Egypt. BOB Three persons were known to have perished and $50,000 property loss was suffered in a fire at Cloverdale, CaL j Cotton planters in Alabama, Mis sissippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Jioma and Texas are warned in a de partment of agriculture statement of the boll weevil and advised to take steps to kill off the pest. Norbert Wiener, 19 years old, form erly of Columbia, Mo., has been ap pointed an assistant professor of phi losophy at Harvard college. Okla Inauguration of Henry Noble Mac Cracken as president of Vassar col lege was the chief event on the last day's program of Vassar's semi-cen tennial celebration. • B Modified martial law was declared at The Hague, Holland. The procla mation is directed at the various trades which furnish supplies of all kinds to the army. Wreckage from a steamer believed to have been the Norwegian collier Kronprinz Olav, from Sydney, .has been found on the north coast of Prince Edward's Isle. Jonas James, a "pioneer miner at Danville, 111., dropped dead ln the Blue Bird mine of apoplexy. • • • Dr. Constantin T. Dumba has ar rived at Falmouth, Eng., on board the steamer Nieuw Amsterdam. Philo Judson Beveridge of Los An geles did not know until his arrival in New York that his daughter, Miss May. known as "The American Ve nus," had been hurt by a speeding au tomobile. • mm Col. A. Douglas McConihe, an old Indian fighter and veteran of the civil war, is dead at Troy, N. Y. Former Mayor Robert E. McKisson died at his home in Cleveland, O. He was married for the third time on his »ick bed. Sept. 20, last, to Miss Pauline E. Reid of Buffalo. • • • A shipment of British gold from London to New York via Halifax, esti mated at $10,000,000, has been made. m • - Sir Edward Oarsôn, attorney-gen eral in the British cabinet, denied a carrent rumor that he had resigned. • DO Chief of Police Healey, Chicago, has ordered his assistants to rid the city of promiscuous gambling. * • • Princess Arthur of Connaught has gone through an operation for appen dicitis. Her condition is satisfactory. Ministers of Peoria, 111., acting with the law enforcement league, have be gun plans for a monster parade to carry on a petition to Mayor E. N. Woodruff asking the closing of saloons on Sunday. ! Three babies, all boys, were born to Rev. and Mrs. T. W. Burk of Bal linger, Tex. • • • The state department officials ex press the belief that the Turkish au thorities are interfering with cables to Ambassador Morgenthau at Con stantinople. * * • The Illinois, Carnegie, Cambria and Maryland Steel companies have been awarded tbe contract fbr 62.000 tons of steel rails by the Baltimore ft Ohio railroad. m A registered letter mailed three years ago from Vancouver, B. C., by J. A. Fitzsimmons to D. C. King ai Ocotlan, Mexico, has just been re ceived at Long Beach, Cal. The British steamer Halisones. a liner of 5,093 tons, has been sunk by a German submarine. « Fifty tons of cool tar dyestuffs of German manufacture have arrived in New York, consigned to the secretary of commerce. • • • Gov. Dunne appointed Dr. J. K. Con roy of Belleville and Dr. J. E. Elder of Eldorado members of the state dental board, to succeed Dr. N. W. Cox and Dr. J. A. • • • arrest at San Francisco are credited with distribut Two now to value of Twenty thou T • • • of m < have ■ m »! m Felix Decor!, President Poincare*! secretary-general, died suddenly at the Elysee palace. Joseph Hillstrom, a Swedish sub ject, convicted of murder at Salt Lake City, was resenteoced to be put to death Friday, Nov. 1. / a • t The first'' firing across the Rio Grande in more than three weeks oc curred Sunday near the Mercedes (Tex.) pumping; plant. • • • Employee of the New Haven (Conn.) Clock company are on a strike, the company having declined to grant the demands for a shorter day and more wages. m m m Six men held up and robbed a West Shore train in Haverstraw, N. Y., and then escaped in an automobile. The Brazilian chamber of deputies has approved, by a vote of 103 to 5, the arbitration treaty signed last May between Argentina, Chile and Brazil. as a free thinker, is dead in London. George William Foote, well known Louis Wade, prominent merchant, shot and killed his wife at Ocean Springs, Miss., and then committed suicide. The Arkansas supreme court sus tained Gov. Hay's veto of the measure appropriating $656,000 by the last leg islature. • • • Joaquin Oyaben, director of the avi ation school connected with the ma rine arsenal at La Plata, Argentina, j was killed making a flight. Prize stock was placed on exhibi- | When her husband, L. D. Miller, be- I came jealous because her male friends went into raptures over her tattoo marks, Mrs. Mabel Miller returned to | tion at the opening of the Panamar Pacific exposition cattle show. Eight persons are reported to have perished when the steamer Alliance II. ran on the reefs near Point Arena, Cal., in a heavy fog and broke up. A jury in the Campbell couhty (Ky.) court returned a verdict finding Harry Garrison. 18 years old, a negro, guilty of having attacked Mrs. Luella Crowd er, white, and fixed the penalty at death. her mother at Detroit. Four men were killed and four in-, jured in an explosion in the new by product plant of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad company at Fair field, Tenn. Orville S. Dorman, 101 years old, went to the Rome (N. Y.) polling place and registered. He will vote for I prohibition and woman suffrage. The Utah board of pardons denied I commutation to Joseph Hillstrom and | * terminated his reprieve. Miss Eileen Mary Dunne, daughter | of Gov. Dunne, who received a letter from President Wilson congratulating I her upon her coming marriage to Wil liam Corboy of Chicago, has received 6tter fr ° m COL Thoodore Two women lost their lives and one I other probably was burned fatally in a fire which swept the offices of the 1 Mutual Film corporation on the ond floor of an office building at At-1 lanta, Ga. sec A disagreement was reported by the jury in the case of Frank L. Rose, charged with libel by Judge Ben B. Lindsey, judge of Denver's juvenile court. An 8-month-old calf sold at the Hoi- j stein sale at Cortland, N. $10,300. Y„ for Federal Judge Hough has declared ■ unconstitutional the cotton futures act | because the bill originated in the sen-1 ate of the United States instead of I the lower house. The loss of three men, two young women and a boy by drowning in a I gale that swept the Labrador coast re-1 ! cently was reported by the mail | steamer Erick. A number of revolutionary relics, in cluding tbe signatures of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Gen. Lafayette and others, were burned in a fire which destroyed aa historical mansion at 164th street and Sheridan avenue, New York. m The Graham ft Morton Steamship company went into the hands of a re-1 ceiver. The line, is solvent, with lia- 1 bilities of $600,000 and assets of I $1,400,000, and the receivership was | caused by the Eastland disaster. Capt. Arkwright and Lieut. Hardy of the royal flying corps were killed near Glamis Castle, Montrose, Eng. The grand jury returned a verdict of justifiable homicide in its investi gation of the case of the Rev. Byron Holley, who killed L. G. Pearsall, whom he found in his study at New Orleans. « The British government's intention I to declare cotton piece goods and I prouducts contraband I The 6-to-S vote of the city council} by which Mayor James M. Gossom of Terre Haute was declared impeached on Oct, 4 wes declared illegal by Judge- Chazlea L Pulliam. • • - other cotton has been announced. _ _ John Brown Mayo, 79, personal Mead of Abraham L i ncol n and for years a res ident erf Bpringfield, m, la Wilson .has act the Iner aionwte the * * ' m a-T® -* »4: , s .- - ■ STUBBORN BATTLES ARE BCtNG FOUGHT POR POSSESSION OP SEAPORT. CITY MAY BE EVACUATED Situation in South la Reversed, Where Ruaeiane Have Driven Austrians Before Them.—Important City Occupied. Loudon.—Battles south of Riga, where the Germans have made some progress in the new thrust at the Bal tic province port» and in Volhynla and QaUda, where the Russians have gain ed victories, are now competing in in terest with the Balkan operations. The Germans have concentrated large forces, with a great amount of artillery, south of Riga, and a stubborn battle has been in progress for several days. Von Hindenburg, who is in com mand of this region, reported that his forces had reached the River Dvina, but, as on previous occasions, this va terway appears to have held him up f or time being, The situation, however, is considered by the Russians to be more serious o than for a long time, and there Again | jg talk of the evacuation of Riga by the military, who have been in sole occupation of the city since the civilian population left a month ago. At the other end of the eastern front the position is just the reverse. Gen. Ivanoff, who has proved himself to be the most aggressive of the Russian commanders, has been striking hard at the Austro-Gennan forces on the mid dle Styr and all along the fringe of Ga licia that is still in Russian hands. At several places Ivanoff has driven his opponents back, and there is a re port that the Austrians have evacuated I Czernowitz—a report which finds some confirmation in an Odessa dispatch de daring the Russians have abandoned | their contemplated evacuation of the northern districts of Bessarabia. _ CARSON QUITS THE CABINET Disagreement on Balkan Policy Be lieved to Be Cause of British At torney-General's Resignation. London.—Sir Edward Carson, attor ney-general, has resigned from the British cabinet. His resignation came upon the heels of a whirlwind of speculation and ru | mors conjured up by his absence at a Cabinet meeting. It was the fourth time he had failed to appear at the | cabinet's session, No reason for Sir Edward's resig I 0a Uon has been given, but a full ex p i ana tion of the differences between ^ the rest of the cabinet is now looked for as inevitable. Moreover. there are few optimists left in Lon I don who hope any longer that the cab in et crisis which has been imminent 1 ever since the Balkan developments scription as seemingly insurmountable added to the question of con were obstacles to harmony among the min lsters can be staved off many more days. The immediate cause of Sir Ed ward's resignation is generally believ ed to be a disagreement between hhn and others m the cabinet over the j conscription issue, The near future is fraught with the gravest difficulties. In the British cabinet the important question eon ■ | J ure< ^ U P by the Balkan developments cause sensational changes, and ma T I tbe life or death of the present aa ministration may be determined by the events of the next few days. It is no secret that differences of arc constantly occurring I opinion among the ministers on the gravest | matters at issue both in the national and the foreign policy. There is suf ficient ground for the impression in political circles abroad that the more resolute minded ministers will demand certain action or resign. EXPLOSION KILLS 52 PERSON8. French Factory Goes Up When Work man Drops Grenade. Paris.—Fifty-two persons are report eg to have been killed in an explosion | n a factory ln the Rue de Tolbiac, w Mi a ioo or more were injured. Many of ^ victims were Women workers in the factory Which was wrecked, as «•re buildings in the vicinity. President Poincàre and Minister of the Interior Malvy, who were immedi ately informed of the disaster, visited the scene and gave directions to the rescuing forces. An auto truck was being loaded when workmen accidentally dropped one grenade, causing an explosion, which was followed quickly by two others. Wrecked By Bandits. Brownsville, Texas.—A southbound . ^ train on St- L*>uis, Brownsville ft Mexico ailroad was wrecked six and a half miles from Brownsville by supposed Mexican bandits, and the engineer, several pas aengers and three United States sol dien are reported killed by the ban dite and in the wreck. A negro reached his home four miles from Brownsville and gave the first report 0 f the wreck and killings. Four com panics of U. S. infantry were rusfeld to the Are Cremated. •«tod V Team Threaten* _.„ay Is Captured rreach Perea. " it ~th*t the allies >î— «ml fended at ■naap^Kw^^» .SPS*". '■ — ütly was transferred Bulgarian rale, has optimistic feeling dies' countries. c: of tho hear east iS. tt Is known from both M German accounts that ini von Mackensen'a army ?wfih ' greater resistance expected, and, although it te ilte Servians eventually back on stronger strategic à the north, tho fact that the al^M^aM bringing heavy forces against ;Bulgarians, and so plac ing them that the Bulgarians wifi be forced to divide their armies, gives hopes here that the Germans may be balked in their latest attempt to reach the sea amt bring assistance to the Turks. All along the line the Servians and their Montenegrin neighbors, also at tacked, are offering stubborn resist ance to. both Austro-Germans and Bul gaians, and while they have given up a number of towns and positions, they have not yet reached the line on which they expect to make their stand. The capture of Strumitsa is of real strategic value, as its occupation per mits the defense of the southern end of the railway and compels the Bul garians to keep a force there. Enos, too. is of value, as. a lthough not a good landing place, its occupation threatens Dedeaghatch, which has a great harbor and is fortified and min ed. The civilian population has left Dedeaghatch,* which is entirely in the hands of the military under GermaD officers. Field is thaa wag is probe! must fail posi o TRY NEW HAVEN DIRECTORS Robert L. Batts, Government Counsel, Tells How Millions Were Sacri ficed in Unlawful Deals. New York.—The alleged unlawful methods by which the New York, New Haven & -Hartford Railroad Company is charged with having secured a mo nopolistic grip on New England trans portation traffic were set forth by Robert L. Batts, government counsel, in opening the government's case at the trial of William Rockefeller, Lewis Cass Ledyard and Edward D. Robbins and eight other past and present di rectors of the road for alleged con spiracy to violate the Sherman law. Suits to force the foreclosure of competing railroads, secret acquisi tions of stock, the incorporation of •lummy companies for the sole, pur pose of concealing ownership of rail and steamship lines taken over, fic titious sales of securities to deceive the authorities of Massachusetts as >, the use of of a Boston favorable leg Hobs of del tfi* : *ln, Acquir ing cg tope ling properties, the burning of books and the transfer of records to Canada, beyond the jurisdiction of the federal authorities—these were come of the acts alleged by the federal attorney as having been committed by the New Haven directors "wich criminal intent and with full knowl edge that they were unlawful." a to their money to newspa^fer V& il lars ITALY JOINS THE BLOCKADE Squadron of Vessels Sail Under Sealed Orders for Bulgarian Coast. Russia May Help. London.—Italy, which, singularly enough, is still technically at peace with Germany, has declared war on Bulgaria and Russia is expected to follow her example almost immediate ly. When this formality is completed it is possible the action Italy and Rus sia intend to take in the Balkans will be defined. - , An Italian squadron has left fbr the near east under sealed orders, sup posedly to participate in the blockade of the Bulgarian coast, according to a dispatch received here, delayed Ir transmission. Invasion of Austria. Verona, Italy.—The Italian offensive along the Tyrolean front is believed here to be thé -beginning of the execu tion of the plan of Gen. Cadoma for an invasion of Austrian territory, which he is declared always to have held to be the best way of assisting Servia. The capture by Italian forces of Pregasina threatens Riva, while the taking of the Brentonico Castle Dosso, 2,500 feet above it, threatens Rovereto, meaning Italian command of the route to Mor' and the railway to Trent. Use Zeps Against Subs. London.—The Germans are employ ing their Zepelins against the British and Russian submarines in. the Baltic, where German ships have recently been suffering heavily. Train Robbed In New Jersey. New York —Six men held up and robbed a West Shore train in Haver straw and then escaped in an auto mobile, according to a telephone mes sage received from the police in Wee haw ken. N. J. After holding up the engine crew at the point of revolvers, the. robbers detached the engine and had it run dowh the traex while, aili ers opez moved ] car and re m AU then jumped into automobiles and started towarf this city yd on Chimney, doit - firm of glass plant. stMaubeuge, \tm following cable bfroyei by a mm sa »iff 5 '-»»'• '! wilson Slacks embargo on SHIMPKNTS OF MUNITIONS INTO MEXICO. WILL AID 6EN. CARRANZA War Department Will Aid in Enforce ment of Now Policy-—Villa Con sulates Over the Country Are Closed. Washington.—President Wilson has issued simultaneously a proclamation establishing an embargo on the ship* men Is of arms and ammunition to Méx ico and an order excepting from the prohibition the recognized de facto gov ernment of which Gen. Carranza is chief executive. The proclamation makes it clear that the United States Intends that no forces opposed, to the recognized gov ernment in Mexico, particularly those of Gen. Villa, shall obtain war muni tions from this country in the future. The exception modifies the proclama tion so that it virtually applies to the border States of Chi&huaha, Sonora and lower California. The president's proclamation is bas ed upon the authority conferred by Congress in 1912 and follows closely the terms of President Taft's proclama tion issued when the revolution was on against Madero. In enforcing the embargo the treas ury will have the co-operation of the departments of state, war and justice. Orders have been telegraphed to cus toms officials along tho border and on both coasts of the United States. Con sular officers, agents of the Depart ment of Justice and United States dis trict attorneys on the border have been advised and instructions to co-operate probably will go to Maj.-Gen. Funston as soon as the State Department in forms Secretary Garrison just what the army is expected to do. __ , _ _ With the announcement that the Villa agency here would be closed, it became known that the consulates es tablished by the Villa faction in New York and other cities probably would be discontinued. The State Depart ment signified its intention of receiving consuls of the de facto government upon presentation of proper creden ___________ PAY PENALTY FOR WRECK ■ plicity in the wrecking of a St. Louis, j Brownsville ft Mexico passenger train | on the outskirts of Brownsville, 'the Ten Bandits Are Slain by Posse For Wrecking St. L. B. ft M. Train and Killing Americana. Brownsville, Texas.—Ten Mexicans paid with their lives for alleged com . killing of three Ajnericans and the wounding of four others on the night of Oct. 18. Peace officers said they I had clews to other Mexicans connect ed with the robbery. No secret was made that more would be killed if j civilian posses catch them. The death i from a bandit's bullet of Dr. E. S. McCain, deputy state health officer | here, aggravated the feeling of Amer cans more than any previous incident I in the three months of border raids. J He was ope of the best known men lu the lower Rio Grande valley. Dr. McCain's death was the third to result from* the robbery. The four in jured, three of them suffering from | bullet wounds and one from scalds, are on the way to recovery. Dr. McCain, in addition to other official duties, was quarantine officer here, this position bringing him a large acquaintance on both sides of the river. Twenty Mexicans, who claimed to be followers of Luis de la Rosa, leader of the self-styled Texas revolution, and who were believed to have come from the Mexican side of the river, staged the robbery at Olmito, seven miles north of here. They mixed race hatred with robbery. Bullets caused all except two of the casualties. The Mexicans, as they shot and robbed, cried, "Viva Pizano, Pizano was De la Viva Carranza! Rosa's co-leader in the Texas outbreak. ' _ . . . „ __ ..I Washington. The trial of Kenneth G. Triest, the young former Princeton student, held in London as a German spy, has been postponed indefinitely. The postponement was granted at the request of the state department, which J had been asked to intercede by Gustav W. Triest of New York, father of the American's Trial Postponed. youth. The elder Triest claims his son I was mentally unbalanced when he en- 1 listed in the British navy wireless ser-J vice and wrote letters in which he was alleged to have said he was a German secret agent. Sentenced as Spies. London.—Two prisoners charged with espionage ana tried by court martikl in London were both found guilty and one was sentenced to death and the other to five years' penal ser vitude. The prisoner sentenced to death was executed, the announcement stated. announces that tee Norwegian steamer Salerno has been and that 19 men, two worn and three children have been land ed from her. Norwegian Steamer Sunk. London.—Lloyd's ea Montenegrins Attacked. London.—A dispatch from Cettinje, Montenegro, delayed in transmission, saya that attacha delivered by the Austrians against Montenegrin po*l Ions on the Drina-Grahovo front .Oas with heavy 1 flying over tee nsar Plevlje «y Take Part. ft . m V warn *J. . « Killed arid «1 Injured Pacific Meter Train Through Randolph.—Eighteen persons are be ' lieved to have lost their lives when a car of a Union Pacific mo tor train plunged through a bridge into Fancy Creek near here Oct., IS. Ten bodies had been recovered up to the night ofOct. 1C, and* at least Sight More wore believed to be la the mud and witter which almost filled the ear. Of the CS four escaped unhurt. Most of the deed were drowned. A revised list of the recovered dead: Dr. Louis Atwood. Topeka; Mary Giles, Manhattan, Kan.; Misa Alma J. Jell in. Garrison, Kan.; Mrs. Steele Chapman, Manhattan. Kan.; Miss Ethel Retser, Stockdalo, Kan.; A. O. Shaw, Tecumseh. Net».; Theodore Smith, Stockdale, Kan.; Cart Stonebeig, Randolph, Kan.; Miss Delia Peterson, Stockdale, Kan. Many of the passengers were young women school teachers. All went into ajieap when the car struck the bridge, which, weakened by three Inches of rain, fell into the swollen creek, car rying the car with it. The rescue of the passengers was extremely difficult, and many 'were badly Injured before they were extri cated. It was necessary for the sur vivors to crawl up the sides of tho car, using the window ledges and seats as the rungs of a ladder, and many fell repeatedly after almost achieving success. Nearly all became uncon scious from loss of blood or shock on finally reaching safety. The train left Manhattan north bound shortly before 7 o'clock and ar rived at the Fancy Creek bridge at 7:50. It was traveling at high speed when, according to the passengers, the I forward end of the car suddenly pitch ed down, hurling the passengers from their seats. Several sustained broken j bones from the first impact. ragen la the ear only ALLIES ATTACK BULGARS The Serb-Anglo-French Troops Begin Fighting by Penetrating Into Bul garia—Weather Helps Serbs. London.—Although there is very I heavy fighting at some points along ^ eastern front as well as ln the west, the Austro-German and Bulgar . Ian invasions of Servia and the efforts Qf British and Fren ch officers to bring help to their little ally before it Is too I late continue to occupy the chief ai t en ^j on Q f the belligerent countries, The Servians are being helped by the weather> whlch ia co ld and winter j like. The rains have set in and are impeding the movement of troops and guns, which at the best must be slow over what answers for roads in the Balkan states. Tbe Germans, however, claim to have taken the heights south of Bel grade, while along the Danube the army of Gen. von Gallwitz is pushing the Servians back. The allied forces from Saloniki havo j operations against the Bulgar | j arLg unexpected zeal, and already . the Serbo-Anglo-French forces have penetrated into Bulgarian territory north of the Greek boundary and I ara a ttacking the Bulgarian strong ^ 0 j d strumnitza. French troops in Macedonia have re j ce ived their baptism of fire near the i ra ii way bridge at Hudovo Vilandovo, where they were attacked by 40,000 | Bulgarians. The fighting continues, I i n g the Vilandodo garrison, which if J offering stout resistance. The Bulgarian artillery is bombard New Jersey Kills Equal Suffrage by | istered at the poles on Oct. 19 an em to of AGAINST VOTES FOR WOMEN Big Majority.—President's Help of Little Avail. Jersey City, N. J.—New Jersey reg phatic "No" to woman's appeal foi I the ballot. Indications soon after tbe polls closed were that the white and yellow banners of "Votes for Women" had fluttered down to defeat ln each j of the state's 21 counties, and that the 1 majority against adoption of the con | stitutional amendment to enfranchise women was between 50,000 and 60,000. President Wilson's recent announce | ment that he would vote for suffrage, leaders believe, converted thousands to their cause. His stand, however. I failed to bring victory for the amend ment. In his own voting precinct in Princeton the vote was more than two to one against the amendment. s U f( ra g e lost in every big city and - n nearly every town where it did win the majority was Bmall Newark voted overwhelmingly agafogt jt. Jersey City, with seven J districts missing, gave 11,186 votes for the amendment and 14,595 against it Trenton, with seven districts missing, I g aV e a majority of 2,518 against iL 1 Bayonne gave the anti-suffragists a majority.of 354 votes of 6,339 cast, Even Cape May, where the suffrag J i s ts had thought they certainly would win, cast an adverse vote. ,, . formal offer of the Island of Cyprus to Greece as soon as Greece undertakes to Intervene In the war on the side of the allies. Cyprus has an area of 3,584 square miles and à population of nearly 300,000. _ Offers Cyprus to Greece. Lohdon.—Great Britain has made a Gen. Ian Hamilton Recalled. I I - on d o n.—-Maj.-Gen. Charles Carmi* j chael Monro ha 1 ! been appointed to J command the Dardanelles expedition« i" succession to Gen. Sir Ian HarnU I ton, who is returning to England | Honor Oscar Underwood. San F ra ncisco.—Southerners gate ered at the Panama-Pacific exposition to honor Oscar W. Underwood, United States senator aa tips teoat dist i ng u i s he d citizen pf his state. The ''Oacar W. Underwöod mem at ten CàUtorala L . tee eirnoaWan of " iar 1M YEARGER'S LOSS *■ * THE CHANCELLOR DECIDES THEY AND BONDSMEN MUST PAY SHORTAGE. ■ v STATE WINS TAX SUIT Supreme Court Declares That Assess ment and Collection Against Western Union Telegraph Co. Must Stand. —Jackson. Holding that when Lawrence Ycr ger. formerly secretary of the prison board, handled money of the state, that he did so purely as the personal agent of the trustees, and that the trustees and their bondsmen are liable to the state for the shortge of Yerger, which he places at $21,236.66. Chancel lor O. B. Taylor has declared, in an opinion, that the state could recover on the bonds of Yerger and the three trustees who were in office at the time Yerger confessed to the embezzlement of penitentiary funds, C. C. Smith, Le roy Taylor and Col. W. A. Montgom ery. Chancellor Taylor's decision holds that the bonding companies as sure ties for the trustees and Yerger must pay. State Wins Tax Suit. In a decision handed down In the case of the Western Union Telegraph Company against J. H. Kennedy, sher •ff of Lauderdale county, the supreme court holds that the Mississippi Rail road Commission had the authority to decide whether the Western Union or 'the New Orleans and Northeastern railroad owned the telephone poles along the line of the road in Missis sippi, in the face of denial of owner ship by each. The railroad commission decided to assess 75 per cent of the pole taxes against the Western Union and 25 per cent against the New Orleans North eastern. The Western Union took the matter to the chancery court in Laud erdale county, seeking an Injunction against the sheriff from collecting the taxes. A few years ago Attorney Général Collins called the attention of the rail road commission to the fact that the poles along the Northeastern had es caped taxation for twenty years. The revenue agent sued for back taxes, and whether he or the attorney general should have preference was decided by the courts In favor of the revenue agent. Pcrade to Open State Fair. Two big parades are to take place during the State Fair, the initial pa géant, being 'on the opening day. Oct. 25, participated in by the various com mercial organizations, fraternal bodies, commercial houses, educational insti tutions and trade unions. The other parade on Oct. 28 will be the most elab orate automobile affair of Its kind ever staged in the state, nearly one thous and autos will be in line. Want Reunion in Vicksburg. Efforts to have the national congress and state legislatures make appropria tions for a proposed peace jubilee or reunion of the blue and gray in Vicks burg In 1917 are to be made, according to a statement of Capt. John A. Webb, adjutant general of the Mississippi Confederate Veterans, who is hack from Chicago, where he had a confer ence with members of the executive committee of the National Associatior of Vicksburg Veterans. Horace Perry Granted Bail. Horace Perry, charged with killing Mrs. Ella Coker, a one-armed woman, and who was jointly indicted with Jim Harrison last July, has been ad mitted to bail in the sum of $5.000 by Circuit Judge Potter, after a hearing on habeas corpus proceedings. Perry was not put on the stand. His bond was signed by Jake Baxter and Jack Cain, and the prisoner left the county jail, where he has been since the early part of July. Miss McLean Named Clerk. Miss Kathleen McLean has been ap pointed by United States District At torney J. W. George as clerk ln the office, succeeding Charles Lee, whose resignation was recently sent to the department. Can't Return to Home County. Andy Nash Jr., a negro, serving a life term for murder from Leake county, from where he was sent up in November, 190-1, has been granted an executive pardon. Nash is par doned with the condition that he shall not return to Leake county. Ask Bail For Perry. Preliminary steps to secure bail for Horace Perrv, white, have been taken by lawyers representing him. Perry has £een in jail since last July under indictment charging him with the murder of Mrs. Ella Coker, a one armed white woman who was taken from his quarters in a dying condi tion. He was indicted, along with Jim Harrison, another white man. Harrison wa* admitted to bail some tbno ago. Auto Injures Littls Girl. While returning home from school Elaine Thompson, mne-year-old daugh ter of Mrs. Bessie C. Thompson, re siding ln this city, was struck by an auto deUvery wagon of the Meredith Grocery Company, knocked down just as she stepped off the sidewall: curbing. Besides being The girl sertnusly bruised about ted bead, the little girl suffered a fractured thigh. *. C. Johnson, tee drtvdr of the au I L.