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Of ANY WEEKLY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN SEVENTH CON GRESSIONAL DISTRICT, . ... ' , . ( l r EIGHT BRIGHT PAGES OF REAL LIVE TELEGRAPH AND LOCAL NEWS, ONLY WEEKLY CARRYING TELEGRAPH SERYICE VOL. LXXII NO. 4 4 i RUMOR COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 1920 DEATH OF KAISER CIRCULATED IK HOLLO HAS HOT BEEN VERIFIE ESTABLISHED IN i8,3 v UNITED PRESS IS UNABLE TO CONFIRM REPORTS CIRCU f LATED SUNDAY. 1 ' 1 TRAVELERS BRING REPORTS France Hears That Former German Emperor Suffered Stroke of Paraly. sis While Walking in Garden at His Home. j (By United Press.) s PARIS, Jan. '22, Travelers arriv ing here from Ainerongon. have re ported that former Kaiser Wilhelm suffered a stroke of paralysis while walking in the garden at his home on the estate of Vou Bentninck. AMERONGEN, Holland, (Sunday) -Rumors of the death of former Em peror Wilhelm, of Germany, were cir culated throughout Holland, hut the United Press was unable to confirm the report from any source. TRUSTEE BURNS MAKING TOUR OF BANKING CENTERS VISITING PEOPLE OF DISTRICTS TO ENABLE THEM TO PAY WITHOUT COMING TO CITY. IS DOWN AT CUUEOKA TODAY Former Records Broken In Volume Real Estate Sales Since Beginning N$w Yeaf SALES SUCCESSFUL, MERCHANTS REPORT '. ' 1 BUYERS FROM COLUMBIA WILL SOON GO TO EASTERN MAR- KETSFOR SPRING GOODS. The most " successful mid-winter clearance and clean sweep sales ever conducted by., local merchants will close early next week. . These sales have been in progress for several days, and enormous quantities .of .merchandise have been moved. Early next week Messrs Eugene An derson, of Anderson Bros. & Foster, and John T. Wooten, of Maury Dry Goods Company, will leave for the New York -markets., where they will purchase spring goods for their firms. About the same time W. P. Boyd, of the J. Rosenthal Company will leave for Cincinnati, whore he will make purchases of spring merchandise. A. Kauman, whose clearance sale contin ues into next week, will probably not leave for market for several days yet. POWANAN BEING TOWED INTO PORT LADY LAURIER OF CANADIAN LINE HAD TO TAKE UP WORK OF WESTERN COMET. (Hy United Press.) WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. The Ca nadian steamer Lady Laurier is ivjw towing the disabled transport Po.va tau In to Halifax, tlio army transput service was advised today. Hie steamer Western Comet, after towing the Powatan for a distance, had trouble-with her tow lines and the Ludy Laurier had to take tip the work. Tomorrow He Will Be in Tenth Dis trict, and 'Next Week Spring Hi'll and Mt. Pleasant Will Be Visited. Two Dcys f.t Lr.tter Place. ' li'ii;-tee J. Kosm . Burns is making bis animal tour of the county to col let, t tuxes. On yesterday he spent the day at Santa Fe, making his headquar ters at the Hank of Santa Fe where he accommodated a largo number of tax payers who wanted to settle with the state and county without having to make the journey to Columbia. Trustee Bums isat Culleoka to day, making his headquarters at the Hank of Culleoka, giving the folks of the fifth district a chance to pay tax es. Tomorrow ho will journey to Hampshire for the same purpose. On next Wednesday Mr. Burns will be at Spring Hill. He will spend Thursday and Friday at Mt. Pleasant. On the first named date he will make headquarters at the Fanners and Mer chants Bank, while on Friday lie can be fouitd with the First National Bank. These visits are a survival of the old custom- of going to every district in the county in the days when trans portation to the county seat was slow and difficult. Now the trustee simply confines his visits to the centers that have a bank. GREAT OFFERING DUPiOC HOGS AT OLD HOMESTEAD WILLIAMSON'S ANNUAL SALE WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3. RESULT OF YEAR'S PREPARATION Stock That Won So Many Prizes and Ribbons in the Fairs Last Fall Will Be in the Auction Ring Maury County Products. COMMITTEE SPLITS IN "FITNESS" HEARING EVANS SAYS THAT LOYALTY TO GOVERNMENT IS NOT NECES SARY TO MEMBERSHIP. t (By United Press.) . ALBANY, N. Y., Jan. 22. The first public bjeak in the ranks of the judi ciary committee in conducting the hearing into the fitness of the five sus peded socialist assemblymen, came today just before the hearing was re sumed. William S. Evans, of New York, member of the committee, filed a dissenting opinion to the ruling of Chairman Martin that, the committee had a right to prescribe loyalty as the test for the suspended members' eligi bility. Reports were circulated that four other members of the committee coincided with Evans' opinion, but would not go on record. It is further reported that three additional mem bers were inclined toward the Evans' opinion. There are but thirteen mem bers of the committee. BRITIAfJ SALUTES FLAG OF Announcement was made today of the next, big Duroc Jersey hog sale in .Maury county. On Tuesday, Febru ary '!, James R. Williamson, will make his annual offering at the Old Home stead Farm. Culleoka. This is tho first sale. that Mr. Williamson has held in a year and during all that time he has been making preparations to have his best offering. Since his last sale he has made a circuit of South ern fairs where his collections took prizes and ribbons almost without number, at Chattanooga and Knox villo especially making a clean sweep. The blood these prize winning hogs will run all through tho collection that will go into the sales ring. A feature of the sale will be the offering of the product of hogs that were bred In the "Dimple," hogs that have in competition with hogs from all over this and other states, won ribbons. and prizes at the Southern fairs, i Mr. Williamson's sale last year was i remarkable for the evenness of the prices which his hogs brought. There were no sensational bids, but there was a uniformity in the character of the hogs that was reflected in the prices that were paid. Every convenience has been arrang- ed for the comfort of those who at tend the sale and interest is such that it Is believed that the crowd that will attend this year will be even larger than that of 1019. Dinner will be served by the women of the Culleo ka Methodist church. With only a little more than two thirds of the month gone, a new record for realty transfers has been set iu Maury county. During the first twenty-one days of the month, transfers of lands aggregating $919,000 had been probated at the office of Coun ty Court Clerk Archibald W. Lips comb. This Is fifty per cent more than the largest sum recorded during uuy one month of last year. At the rate at which deeds have been probated on the transfer record the aggregate for the month will run far above $1,009,000. In January of last year, which was the premier month for 1919, the aggregate trans fers were ?C)M,000. The total for last year was $i,22,;,000. It is safe to say that tho transfers for ibis month will be not less than one fourth of the en tire amount for the Whole previous year. Never in the history of the county has anything like this' month's record been known in real estate transfers. Not. only is this true of the aggregate of the sales, but it is equally true of the number of tho transactions. Reg ister J. J. Pogue has established a new record. Already this month 255 instruments have been filed for record in his office as against a monthly av erage last year of only about 150 instruments. DUTCH TO REFUSE YIELD EX-KAISER IS BELIEF TODAY HOLLAND IS PREPARING REPLY TO THE ALLIED DEMANDS, SAYS DISPATCH. BRYAN LAONCHES DRIVE DEMOCRAT C GERMANY 'lily United Press.) LONDON. Jan. 22. An Admiralty order today said that since peace now exists between Great Britain and Ger mauy, the German national Hag must be saluted In accordance with the regulations. GOOD WOMAN IS . CALLED TO REWARD MRS. URA JANE . HARRIS DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS AT'THE LOCAL HOSPITAL. Mrs. Ura Jane Walker Harris, wife of A. B. Harris, of Soutliport, died yesterday afternoon at the King's Daughters hospital, after a long ill ness, following au operation. Mrs. Harris was only twenty-seven years of age and had not been long mar ried. She Is survived by her hus band, a prominent farmer of South port, and her father and mother, Mr. and -Mrs. Alex Walker, of near Mt. j Pleasant, two brothers and one sister. The funeral services will be held at Glenwood church tomorrow at 11 o'clock, conducted by Drs. Givens and Alderman. Mrs. Harris was a consist ent and devoted member of the Cum berland Presbyterian church and a splendid woman. POPULAR SENTIMENT OPPOSES People of Holland Are Strongly Op posed to the Extradition of the For mer Emperor for Trial Before Tribunal, (By United Press.) LONDON. Jan. 22. The Dutch re ply to Hie allied demands for the ex tradition of the former kaiser, is un der preparation, according to a dis patch from Amsterdam. It is expected that the allied de mands will fto refused. Public opin ion in Holland is strongly against ex tradition, the dispatch says. ORGANIZED LABOR FIGHTING ENACTMENT SEDITION BILLS . , . (By United Press.) WASHINGTON. Jan. 22. Organized labor today threw its force and In tlunce against 'he sedition bills pend ing in congress, with the declaration by Samuel Coroners before the house rule -in:rir--!i t!-i: i!v tr.'-srures a r 'veiled tien;;il ui as; the anli Miike laws aft'e cling all indusrrles." Gonipers' charges brought denials ft, iii several members of the commit- RICHMOND, Ya.. Jan. 22. William Jennings Bryan, speaking here in the interest of the prohibition drive, to night launched an attack on Homer Cuuimings, national democratic chair man. Bryan declared that Cummings must either separate from Gov. Ed wards, of New Jersey, , or resign as head of the democratic party. "The democratic party too near to me to ever consent to have its interests al lied with those of the liquor Inter-! It is now "Judge" John Shelby Cof est,'' said Mr. Bryan. j fey. That honor was conferred upon the city attorney by the members of j the bar association when lie was elecl ! ed special chancellor to try some ! cases In the chancery court. ' Judge" Coffey, who w as mentioned for chan ! cellar when the recent , appointment j was made, is wearing his honors with becoming dignity. TITLE OF JUDGE S ' CONFERREO ON COFFEY t it ti affocU, only those seeking the overthrow of the government by force) of violence. Gomners claimed that the i wcrd force, could be construed to mean) mo;al forre, thus making Cup law ap-j plicable to peaceful efforts to change! the government. Attorney General Palmer, utter a conference nt the While House sent a FEW CASES DISPOSED OF IN CRIMINAL COURT County criminal court continued to grind today, disposing of a few minor caes. In the absence of County At- letlnr to tTie rommiaee declaiing that itorney Hngh Todd Sheu0n. who is ho suportfd neither measure. nd!Btill confinPd to his room 6n account made no direct recommendation thatof iUlt,t w. S. Fleming. Jr., is rctt- unv rv,--;s r,n-""fl . I , , . ,,, , ...... . , THREE MURDERERS TO BE HANGED IN CANADA PREPARATIONS COMPLETED FOR EXECUTION AT BORDEAUX JAIL TOMORROW. (By United Press.) MONTREAL, Que., Jan. 22. Prepa rations worn complete today for the hanging In Bordeaux jail here tomor row of three murderers. J. B. Lemay, Murdock Allen and Ro meo Lacoste, all under 20 years old, will be swung from tho gallows for their murder of Alcide Payette, a St. Sulplce farmer. Picas for executive clemency so far have failed. The men were sentenced to death on October 4, 1919, at tho end of a trial that occupied live days. The jury returned tho verdict of death 19 min utes after it had received Us Instruc tions from Justice Desy. The con demned men replied in the negative when asked if they had anything to say. 1 Payette was killed when the three men entered, his home on August lt last, after he had ordered them to leave. JOSH GREGG TO MOVE TO GILES COUNTY CLOVER PRICES SOAR TO HIGHEST POINT ON RECORD FARMERS OF COUNTY MUST PAY AROUND THIRTY-FIVE DOL LARS A BUSHEL. GRASSES ARE ALSO ELEVATED Blue Grass and Orchard Crass Will Cost Around Four Dollars the Bush el While Timothy Also Goes Sky ward Big Demand Already, ARKANSAS TROOPS ARE CALLED OUT TO DUEL L Clover seed are costing the farmers of Maury county more this spring than they have ever paid in tho his tory of the county. The best red clover is selling ut around $35 a bush el. A bushel of red clover will sow eight acres so that the cost per acre for seed alone this year will be around $1.50. Although alsyke clover is usu ally higher than the red variety it is selling this spring at the same price, making it cost less to the acre, since a bushel of alsyke will sow twelve acres or more of land. Orchard grass, unlike clovers, has not advanced much since last fall re tailiug here at $4 tho bushel. Blue grass is selling at the same price. If one. wants to sow a pasture according to the accepted standards of the best farmers, using a bushel 6f orchard grass and a bushel of blue grass to the acre, the cost of seed will be $3 an acre. It is said always to bo advis able to sow some clover also so that the cost would run arbuiid $10 an acre for the seed. These figures ought to cause those who have a good blue grass sou to appreciate more its value and ' abandon an Idea of plowing it under. Timothy is selling at $(5.75 a bushel which is also going to make seeding a meadow 'a pretty expensive affair. Herds grass or red top Is twenty-two cents a pound, but a pound goes a long way, as it is very light. In spite of the high cost of clover seed there is a big demand for It. Clover is nn absolute necessity on the farms of this section. It is the one great crop wuii wiiicn son iemn- ty is maintained. Most farmers are perfectly willing to pay any price for the seed if they can only get a "good stand." FIFTY AGENTS OF AGRICULTURE TO CONFER IN CITY TWO DAY3 SESSION Or BETTER FARMING WORKERS IN CO COLUMBIA NEXT MONTH. PROMINENT LEADERS ARE COMING Will Come to Columbia to Plan the Program for Extension on Activi ties During the Coming Year To Be Tendered Banquet. One of the most Important meet ings from au agricultural standpoint ever held Iu Columbia will be the conference of county and home demon stration agents of this district which will meet here on February 24 for a two days sessiou. Every county having an agent In Prof. Dean's district embracing near ly thirty of the leading counties of Middle Tennessee will send the coun ty agent and the home demonstration agent. They will come here for con ference, discussion and study. The work that is to be done during the year will be planned at this meet ing. Assistant Director Schoenfield, of the division, of extension, Knoxvlllo, will bo present as will Dr. H. A. Mor gan, president of tho University of Tennessee and others of the foremost agricultural thinkers of Tennessee. The men and women agents will all be required to attend and altogetlier thero will be not less than fifty visi tors in Columbia during the two days of the session. The Retail Credit Association and the Board of Trade are planning some courtesies for this bunch of live wires. It Is probable that they will be given a banquet on the night of February 24 at which time several of the leading farmers of the county will also be invited to meet with them. TWO COMPANIES RUSHED FROM LITTLE ROCK TO NEGRO SET TLEMENT NEAR DUMAS. MAURY FOUNTAINS AT MOTLOW'S HOG SALE TWO ACRES ADDED TO EXPERIMENT STATION CITIZENS SUBSCRIBE $500 TO STRAIGHTEN OUT LINES OF UNIVERSITY PROPERTY. FARMER AND OWEN BUY SOME OF THE CHOICEST OF THE OFFERINGS. Through the generosity of the citi zens has been raided and tho old toll gate property of John L. Jones, on the Mt. Pleasant pike, purchased and donated to the Middle Tennessee Ex periment Station. This land was not bought when the station property was purchased but made an ugly place or break in the lino of the station proper ty. A few of the public spirited indi viduals of the city and county, deter mined that this break In the line Khould be repaired, contributed sums from $30 to $25 each and made up the $500. A telegram was sent by Dr. Roy Hardison to President Morgan, of the University of Tenue3see, ont Wednesday night announcing the pur chase of the properly. The property purchased contains two acres. James U. Williamson, of Old Home stead Farm, J. Bell Farmer, of Wilkes Place, and T. Jett Owen, of Columbia, attended the Mollow registered Duroc hog sale at Nashville yesterday. The sale was a success considering condi tions prevailing now. Both Messrs Farmer and Owen were buyers, get ting tho choicest offerings in the sale. They paid around $500 each for some of tho greatest sows ever brought to Maury county, whose blood will still further enrich the blood lines of Mau ry county hogs. SEARCH FOR ARMS PLANNED Twenty Negroes Armed With Rifles Cover White Officers and Liberate Negro Prisoner Charged With Hog Stealing Feeling Tense. (By United Press.) DUMAS, Ark., Jan. 22. Two compa nies of troop3 were rushed here by special train from Little Rock yester day, and left here this morning for the nei'ro settlement twelve miles east of' hero where a negro uprising is threatening. ,''. The negroes are said to be heavily armed, and the troops are planning to search every negro cabin in tho countryside and confiscate all weap ons. The feeling has been tense since yesterday, when twenty negroes cov ered three white officers with rifles and rescued a negro risoner charged with stealing hogs. In that soctlon the negroes outnumbered the whites nearly thirty to one, but the sheriff believes the troops will soon have the situation completely under control. Herald Urges Sedition Law Be Passed Now Instead, of following the suggestion of President Glass, of tho American Newspaper Publishers Association, that newspapers protest against fea tures of the pending sedition legisla tion in congress, The Herald this morning sent the following telegram to Representative L. P. Padgett, of this district: "Hon. Lemuel P. Padgett, , "House of Representatives, ' 1 "Washington, D. C. "Liberty of 'press safe if American constitution and institutions are pre served. We earnestly urge immediate enactment of socalled sedition law that those who are not loyal may no longer enjoy America's oportunities. "THE HERALD." hollIT TO VOT STATU KAISER ' ; - j (By United Press.) ' ' PARIS, Jan. 22.-9-Members of the Dutch legation here said today that the question of the extradition of the former Kaiser would be submitted to a referendum. COMMISSIONER HEARS CASES OF DOCTORS, CHARGED DOPE SALES The canes of tho Black Drug Com pany, Dr. W. E. Black, Dr. J. C. Voor hies and R. M. Church, charged with selling narcotics, in violation of the Harrison Anti-Narcotic luw are being heard today by United States Com missioner Horace Friersou. It was late Wednesday afternoon when the taking of evidence in the case of the Black Drug Company was completed, and Commissioner Frier son did not hand down his deckdon in the case. This morning at U o'clock the hear- logs were resumed, the case of Dr. J. C. Voorhies being next called. The hearing of this case will probably con Writing from far off sunny Califor-, sume a greater part of this afternoon, nia. D. F. Passmore, former Maury i and it is expected that all the cases ctuntian, says: "Keep the paper J will not be completed before fomor ccmin?. The dear old Herald keeps j row. me close to the old home." i After all the evidence is in Com- WHAT READERS THINK OF HERALD'S VISITS Josh Gregg, of Culleoiia, has par chased the undertaking business at Lvnnville of J. L. Wiegs and will j William T. White, of Frankston, missloner Frierson will render his de time in the same line of business at Culleoka. He has also been In, the mercantile business and has many friehds in that section who will r move there at an early date. Mr. j Texas, encloses money order for re-tendon in each case. Gregg has been engaged for some newal with instructions to keep thej Following the hearing of the Black paper coming. Drug Company case yesterday. Dr. Jchn C. Wilson. Jr., of, Wilson, Ark.,! Black satd: "I feel sure that there in sends a healthy check and direct that J absolutely nothing In the case, and the paper continue its customary vis-; that ft win be d'gmised, as there Hon that was in the least Incrimina ting and our evidence was complete. Our attorney. Mr. Garner says that the government has abso lutely failed to make out a case against us." These cases are tho result of charges made in March 1919 when Columbia was visited by a Federal Narcotic Inspector, during the influx of hundreds of dope addicts to the powder plant at Nashville. In com batting the ever growing dope evil In Nashville, inspectors visited the sur- roundlntf towns in an effort to locate the sourre of supply. In a signed statement. Dr. Vnorhfos 1 llorl., I'C.U !.'. , 1 I , grain of dope In his life, and has nev er given a prescrlution, cacept to such . persons as he knew to be drui; addlts cf long standing. Other physicians have denied the charge that they were dispensers of dope. Considerable Interest Is being manifested In the outcome of the hearing, and a goodly number of spec- tntnra db hvavtif I a. . . , ... j roni this mornin? where iha h' v '