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-1 1 VOL. LXIII. NO. 12. COLUMBIA. TENNESSEE.FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1911. "ITTABLtSHED IN ,1841 E PEOPLE DELINQUENT TAXES IN OFFICERS' HANDS FOR TIE COLLECTION LOCAL ATTORNEY STRIKERS IRE COOLS WAKES SPEECH TO 1 1EN CONFRONTED BY ii BUTTER RULING DON'T '."41 HERE ML IT BUY PROfBUC AK TO RECOVER FOR DAMAGES RECEIVED If APPLY TO PRODUCTS' JASHVILLESTREETCAR DIRECT FRi FARMERS J. C. VOORHIES, AS ATTORNEY, AS A RESULT " THE COLUMBIA ANY MORE BUTTER SHORTE N UNIFORMED SOLDIERS THE SEASON RESULT RULING OF INTERNAL REVENUE DEPARTMENT THE CAUSE. IS TOO MUCH MOMURMN II V? the Product Contains More Than Sixteen Per Cent, Dealers WW Have to Pay Tax on Oleomargarine , Which They Say They Can't Afford Owing to the recent ruling of tbt Department of Internal Revenue the lcal produce houses announced to ,j.ay that they would discontinue th purchase of butter and their quota tions on butter are withdrawn from this date. William Barker and the Columbia produce Company both took this action.' ' - The ruling which provoked this drastic course on the part of local produce buyers is that of the commis sioner of internal revenue who an counces that hereafter dealers in but ter having more than sixteen per cent snoisture will be classed and taxed fts dealers in oleomargarine. The ax on retail dealers In oleo is $43 per wonum; that on wholesale dealers Is H80 per annum. The r local produce dealerwould be classed aB , whob salers and they declare that they can not afford to pay the taxes. Both Mr, Barker and Mr. Cochran, of the Columbia Produce Company, are of the opinion that practically all of the butter, that they purchase on this market contains more than the six teen per cent of moisture and that for that reason they are "unwilling to take the risk of prosecution for fail ure to have the oleo license. The penalties being very heavy and Uncle Sam not having thebest of reputa tions for leniency for those who of fend againBt his mandates they won't buy. : In the meatlme the dealers here an nounce that they will have a further test made of the average samples of butter and that if their suspicions of its containing more than the maxi mum of moisture should prove well founded that they, will go out of the butter business for good. " - , ' ' The ruling of the department will not only affect the wholesalers but it will have a vital bearing on the re- (Continued on Page Eleven.) FAMINE RELIEF ' FUND FOR CHINA RE8PONSE TO THE APPEAL FOR 8UFFERER8 IN THE ORIENT MADE. Mrs. Frank Aydelott ts the first Co lumbian to respond to-the appeal of The Herald published Monday for re lief for the famine sufferers in China. She handed The Herald a contribu tlon today for $1.00 which will be for warded to The Tennessean fund, Oth er contributlo"twlU be received and forwarded. PREACHER SUFFERS FROM A BROKEN RIB REV. W. T. USSERY CONTINUES IN A VERY PAINFUL CONDITION v AS RESULT. ii As the result of an accident to Rev. Ussery Monday morning, he Is suffering severely with a broken rib In ,hta right ide. .While the fracture to not ; considered dangerous at this tfTjje, It Is very painful Mr. Ussery thrown from his buggy when the V 'became frightened and ran MRS. SCHENK GOES TO THE COUNTY JAIL CHICAGO WOMAN WHO KILLED HUSBAND WILL GO TO PRIS ON TODAY. CHICAGO, March " 22. Mrs. Ther esa Stanto Scheuk, who confessed to shooting her husband, Charles Schenk List Saturday morning, was formally placed under anest on her return from Lis burial late today. She will spoil tonight under tho guard of po lice, and bo taken to Jail tomorrow. w BP a NINTH DISTRICT WAS THE LAST ONE PUT OUT -PLACED WITH ' GOAD AND BUTTS. ' AMOUNT ABOUT TEN THOUSAND About One-Thirteenth of the Total Amount Assessed In the County Has Not Been Collected by Trustee. Do Not Expect Over Half. . (Tuesday's Dally.). With the placing of the delinquent tax books in the hands of the officers for the" " Ninth district this morning, the entire county's taxes which have not been paid up are now out for col lection. The amount of the delin quents this year is about $10,000. Of this amount about f 2,000 Is in the Ninth district, which have been plac ed in the hands of W. J. Goad an.l M. M. Butts for collection. The total tax collections this year by the trustee amounted to about $120,000, leaving practically $10,000 to be collected by the officers. It is not expected that more than ha.'f of this amount will be collected, as it is likely that, several of them have been wrongfully assessed. The trus tee remitted the State's share of the February collections to the. State Treasurer on March 11, and his col lections since that time have been light. THIEVES BID NOT TAKE THE MONEY ENTERED STORE, BUT THE ONLY THINGS MISSED ARE A FEW SACKS OF FLOUR. Unknown persons entered the store of John Hobbs at Culleoka Sunday night, affecting an - entrance through the back window of the store and by cutting out a pane of g'ass 14x20, and crawling through the bole. Nothing except a few sacks of flour have been missed from the stock.' and it is' thought that this Is about all that was stolen. There was some money In the cash drawer but it had uot been disturbed. The thief removed the fastenings from the back door and went out that way, leaving the door open. No clue has been found to their identity. GLENDALE SCHOOL BASEBALL TEAM BOYS ARE PRACTICING FOR THE OPENING OF SEASON AT AN EARLY DATE. The students of Glendale Training School are preparing themselves this week for the opening of the 1911 base ball season. There are about a dozen boys at the school who are eligible to the first team, which will be an ex ceptionally strong one. A challenge will be Issued to several of . the schools throughout the county, and It is confidently expected that they will make a splendid . showing against tbeseteams. Nearly the entire bas ket ' ball team, which.' made a very good record last winter, are practic ing for the baseball team. PAUL MADER0 IS SHOT IN A FIGHT BROTHER OF REBEL CHIEFTAIN MAY DIE FROM WOUND RE. CEIVED IN BATTLE. MEXICO CITY, Mex, March 22. According to advices received by the department of foreign relations, Paul Madefo, the brother of Francisco L Madero, may succumb to the would he received in the battle of Casas Grandee. Blood poison is said to have appeared. He is at the town of San Antonio, State of Sanora. Evearisto Madero, the grandfather of (he revolutionary leader, who la In the State of Nueva Leon, la reported HI with pneumonia. V HOPKINS ADDRESSES LEGISLA TIVE COMMITTEE ON FISiV A GAME AND FORESTRY. WOULD MAKE ir SIXTY DAYS Presents Idea for Opening on Decem ber 1 and Closing on February 1. Submits Claim of Local Men to Property in Reelfoot Lake. Attorney R. S. Hopkins, in an ad dress to the legislative committeo on fish, game - and forestry, requested that the hunting season should be shortened, pointing out the fact that the present season of ninety days Is too long. Mr. Hopkinfi represented the Middle Tennessee Fish and Game ; Association, and was supported In his contentions by Col. Joseph H. Acklen, jthe State game warden. The claim jwas put forward that the present sea son was too long and destructive to ' propogation of quail in the Slate. .They also requested that the present limit of thirty partridges which may be killed In a day be cut down to twenty, but the committee seemed to ' think that this retrictlon would be un ' necessary If the season should be shortened by the legislature. The proposed change In the dates of the opening and closing of the sea son would be from November 15 to December 1 for the opening date, and j from March 1 to February 1 as the closing date. This change would cut ' off thirty days of the season. Mr. Hopkins also presented a claim of Frank Swansberg, of New York, William Barker and John W. Jackson, (Of Columbia, for a claim of an inter- 'est of 2,000 acres of land in Reelfoot , lake, which it , is claimed was pur chased from the heirs ofProf. Ben net,, the original owner of the proper ty, in 1908. Mr. Hopkins claimed that in 1879 Prof. Bennet transferred to Mr. Galloway . all of his interest in .the lake with the exception of 2,000 acres. Prof. Bennet was to have the ! right to select these 2,000 acres from any part of the land he wished. . Ac ! cording to the" claim, in 1887 Mr. Gal loway transferred the part he pur chased from Prof. Bennet to the West . Tennessee Land Company, although , the Bennet estate retained their 2.000 acres. According to the attorney, Wil i liam Barker, J. W. Jackson and Frank Swanberg bought this tract of proper ty In 1908 from the Bennet heirs. WILL NAME TAX COMMISSIONERS COUNTY COURT WILL HOLD AN ADJOURNED SESSION HERE ON MARCH 30. The Maury county court will hold an adjourned sesion here on Tuesday, March 30, at which time several mat: ters of importance will be taken up. The chief of these is the election of a committee to fix the tax rate for the coming year. There is a good deal of discussion as to whether the tax levy should be raised this year above the present rate. Another matter to come up for con sideration at this meeting is the elec tion of road commissioners for each district, but as it Is claimed that the present road law is Illegal, and the legislature which meets on March 17 after the recess will not have time to pais a new law before the meeting of the court, it is likely that this, matter will be passed over until the next meeting. . ' SENDING LIQUOR BACK TO MAKERS CONFISCATED WHISKY AND BEER DELIVERED TO A LOCAL AT ' TORNEY BY POLICE. Following an ordor br Judge Tur ner, City Marshal Morgan this after noon delivered an amount of whisky and beer to a local attorney for re shlpnent to the manufacturers. This is the liquors that ware confiscated in the case of Jake Shaffer, for vloht ing the whisky lars. There were about eighteen gallons of whisky and fifteen quarts of beer. RIOTS AT BENLD ARE' VERY PROMPTLY QUELLED BY TROOPS. MINEfcTO RLSUML OPERATION There Will Be a Vigorous Prosecu tion of the Offenders and Many Ar rests Are Expected at Seat of the Trouble Officers Visit Scene. GILLESPIE, 111., .. March -" 22. De tachments of ten companies of the Ill inois National Guard are patrolling the mining town of Benld, south of here, and the presence of the troops has had a salutary effect on the strik ing miners, who as late as this morn ing joined in a demonstration calcu lated to awe those who wanted to re turn to work . Operations In Mine No. 1, located here, and one of the three shafts own ed by tho Superior Coal Company, will be resumed at 7 o'clock tomorrow morning. Ore company of guards men is policelng this property. Sheriff Elmo , Etter, of Macoupin county, Is In Denld with a force of fifty deput'es, and co-operating with Col. Edward J. Lang, commanding the National Guard. State's Attorney James Murphy, of Collinsvllle, also is on the scene giving the sheriff coun sel. : - , That wholesale arrests are to follow Is the statement from both the State Attorney and the sheriff. Warrants wll be issued for all who are known to have borne arms and against all others who took part in Inciting the riotous demonstrations. The saloona have been closed. There are twenty three saloons In Benld, one for every 104 inhabitants. ". When it was realized that the peti tion presented- by Mayor RoweU to Col. Laong would not accomplish thefy impfo'e desired results, a citizens' commit tee composed of F. W. Edwards, Lou is Toiga and Edward Lowery, left for Springfield to' personally urge Gov. Deneen to call ,the troops off. Col. Lang and Sheriff Etter visited the three mines of the Superior Coal Company after camp had been pitched near the lnterurban railroad station The reconnoisance completed, patrols were located at the three mines and other patrols assigned to duty in the town of Benld proper. FINED TWICE FOR LIQUOR VIOLATIONS JOE DOBBINS GETS SEVENTY FIVE DOLLARS AND COST8 IN TWO CASES. Joe Dobbins, who was arrested Sat urday afternoon by Policeman Lan caster on a charge of violating the liq uor laws, was fined in the city court at his trial Tuesday afternoon in two cases. He drew .fifty dollars and costs for violating the liquor laws and $2$ and costs for furnishing liquor to a minor. , He is a negro. FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL : AT WILLIAMSP0RT ALL MONEY FOR REPAIRING BUILDING HAS BEEN RAISED. " TO WORK SOON.- AH the money which will be neces sary has been subscribed for the new Sunday school room of the Methodist church at Williamsport, and the work will begin on the building soon. - The room will be inside the present church building. ' Considerable repairs have been made on the parsonage In which the pastor. Rev. M. C. Dickson, resides. SPINSTERS MEET HERE ON APRIL 24 The spinsters convention has ac cepted an invitation to meet tn Co lumbia. The convention will contene at the Grand Opera House on the eeulng of April 2L MLfcS SUIT IN THE CIR- ' t CUIT COURT. THE AM0UNTJS25 THOUSAND Nashville Electric Railway & Light Co. Is Made the Defendant In Dam-1 age Suit Injuries Were Sustained by Mrs. Brown La6t October. Through Attorney J. ,C. Voorhies, of this city, suit was instituted In the circuit court at Nashville Tues day against the Electric Railway & Light Company, to recover damages ment was made this morning by A. for injuries ; sustained by Mrs. Marga- j m. Cochran, of the Columbia Pro ret C. Brown, of Columbia, on a , duce Company, following a letter re street car in Nashville last -October 'ceived .by the company from the col The amount sued for is $25,000. 5 - lector of Internal revenue at " Nasb The suit was filed by W. Brown ville. " Taylor, who accompanied Mr. Voor-j in this letter Collector Dunlap say hies to Nashville. . The attorneys for. that the ruling complained of doe the plaintiff, in addition to Mr. Voor0t apply to "small lots of butter ns hies, are W. S. Fleming, of this city, ally received by merchants and ped- and Harry S. Stokes, of Nashville. Mrs. Brown was injured in a street car Just in front of the Union Station. i MISS HAYS BROUGHT TO FATHER'S HOME MRS. E. C FLY RETURNS TO SAN TA FE AFTER SUFFERING SE- , VERE ACCIDENT HERE. . Miss Bessie Hays was brought home this morning to the residence of her father, Clerk S. A. Hays, in River side. She has been at the home of her uncle, Ex-Sheriff Love Webb, on the Nashville pike since the accident in which she suffered several inju ries. ' Miss Hays' condition is great- i " Mrs. E. C. Fly was taken to her home in Santa this, morning, af ter having been hurt in a runaway rc cident here Monday." She had been at the residence of Mr. Sampson on Fifth street ' LOSES A FINGER IN PECULIAR ACCIDENT MEMBER WILL REEVES HAS PULLED OFF WHILE HITCHING A HORSE IN 8TABLE. Will Reeves lost ; a finger off his left hand Monday evening in Mat-1 theys Brothers livery stable, while j he was hitching a horse in one of the i stalls. He had places the second tot the smallest finger on his left hand j in the ring on the hitch rope, and when the horse pulled on the rope, I it caught his finger in such a way' that it cut it off at the fiirst joint. BANK BUILDING TO BE READY BY JULY 1 FIRST NATIONAL BANK," OF MT. PLEASANT, TO GO INTO ITS NEW QUARTERS THEN. 'The building of the First National Bank of Mt Pleasant, it is'ced by Mr. Alford, the Columbia contract or who has charge Ot the work, will be completed by the first of July, and will be ready for the occupancy of the financial institution at that time. The building wll) be one of the hand somest banking houses t the coun try, being a two story brick edifice. with a beautiful stone front TWO HUNDRED MORE ADDED TO THE FUND KING'S - DAUGHTER'S HOSPITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS STILL COM ING TO THE CHAIRMAN. The subscriptions to the King's Daughters hospital fund today amounted to $200. This amount, ad ded to the fund already in the hands of the committee under Chairman E. P. Andrews makes tte total $1.1,500. The dinner at the Dixie Cafe Monday evening added several dollars to the fund. DEALERS ARE AGAIN IN TH5 MARKET FOR IT. LEU ER FHOHJflF C0LIEC10R Moisture Provision Will Not Apply to Small Lots of Butter Usuallv R. ceived From Farmers Where Condi tion Is Not Changed In Rehandilng. Columbia produce dealers are ag'ata back in the market for butter. TheV will continue to buy from the farm ers as heretofore. This announce- dlers from farmers, If its condition is not " changed in rehandilng." Thit puts a different aspect on the situa tion and as a result the dealers will i continue to buy the farmer's butter. . j The following is the letter referred to: 1 " j Treasury Department, Internal Rev ; enue Service, Nashville, Tenn., March 21, 1911. j "Columbia Produce Co., Columbia, ,Tenn. Sirs: I am in receipt of your : letter of March 20th, relative to band ling butter, and beg to advise you that the notice in the "Cincinnati Packer" probably referred to a de cision issued by the Commissioner of .Internal Revenue concerning manu facturers of butter, who, after May 1, i 1911, will be held strictly accountable to the law requiring their product to contain less than 16 per cent moisture. otherwise it will be classed as adul terated butter; this does not refer "to small lots of- butter usually received by merchants and peddlers" from farm ers, if its condition is not changed by rehandilng, reworking or otherwise being manipulated by the merchants'" I purchasing same. ' j "I am sending you under separate j cover regulations No. 9, containing1 copy of the law and regulations reIa- , tive to renovated or process butter 'and adulterated butter; see pages 97 t0 lft6. Respectfully, - "W. A. DUN LAP, Collector PRESENT FOR THEIR CCDI'IPI? Til DUD A TP jCK V lUC. ill DEI) A 1 E, . , v. .. , EACH SPEAKER OF THE COLUM- BIA HIGH 8CHOOL GETS NICE BOX OF CANDY. ' . eEach of the three speakers for Col ! umbia High School, in the recent, de bate with the Haynes-McLean school, of Lewisburg was presented with a nice box of candy Tuesday afternoon by the A. T. O. Society of the BchooL The speeches of presentation were made by Miss Mattle Tomllnson,the expression- teacher at the- High School. The speakers presented were Joe Vorhies, Ashley Sowell and! Gilbert Orr." Each of thes boys made an i apropriate speech of thanks. -'. GENEROUS SUMS FOR! CHINESE FAMINE LIBERAL RESPONSE MADE TO AP PEAL FOR THE SUFFERERS IN THE EAST. c 1 Generous contributions were made this morning to The Herald's fond for tho" relief of the famine sufferers in China. The following very liberal amounts were paid: ; ' Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Frierson, $5.00. , Mr. and Mrs- Ira E. Brown, 10.00. CONFERENCE MEETS AT SHADY GROVE , The quarterly conference of tte Methodist church will be held at Sha dy Grove church on the first Saturday In ApriL i Hi ii "; . jll ,-3! I I i