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ft VOL PCXII NO. ig COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, MAY 7920 r f ft 1 ' .4 '.!' r I 1 f I CARRANZA SAYS REBELS SHALL BE CRUSHED IF IN HIS POWER TO DO SO MEXICAN PRESIDENT ISSUES HIS FIRST PROCLAMATION TO NA TION ON INSURRECTION. GOVERNMENT FALL PREDICTED Close Observers Believe That End Is Near for the Present Regime Steady Desertion Nearly Depleted Ranks of Federal Forces. ' (By United Press.) MEXICO CITY, May C "It la my duty to cruBh the rebels, and I will not cease my efforts until I have achieved that purpose," President Car ranza said today In his first pronun clamento he has issued to the nation on the insurrection. (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, May 6. Carranzas back is against the wall, according to confidential advices received In Wash ington this morning from various sources. Representatives' of the- Ob regon revolution predicted today that Carranza will bo overthrown within the next week. Indications are that tho government officials think the present regime in Mexico is nearer a collapse now than at any time since Its establishment. While there have been no important battles as yet, Carranza's armies are being weakened by desertion until Boon they will cease to exist, Is the belief of officials. , (By United Press.) AUGUA PRIETA, May 6 A dis patch from Sonora, Mexico, says tho fall of Mazatlan, important west coast city, Is expected hourly by the revolu tionists here today. General Flores with his rebel army Is now leas than fifty miles from tho citl, reports said. (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, May . Carranza forces were routed yesterday from the towns of Abuya and La Cruze in Sina loa by advanchH! rebel troops undor General Flores, according to advices today to headquarters of General Al varado here. SAYS CITY LAWS ARE FLAGRANTLY VIOLATED HERE POLICE COMMISSIONERS TO AP ' PEAR BEFORE BOARD MEET ING FRIDAY NIGHT, v APPEAL FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT Chafed That Bootlegging, gambling and speeding Laws Arc Not Being Enforced Effort Made to Fix Responsibility. SALVATION ARMY DRIVE IS TO BEGIN HERE ON SUNDAY BRIGADIER DUNHAM WILL SPEAK AT FIRST METHODIST CHURCH BOTH SERVICES. OTHER WORKERS IN THE COUNTY ESTABLISHED IN 1848 Captain Fuller Will Address People of Spring Hill at 7:30 O'clock Sunday Evening, Captain Mrs. Fuller at Mt Pleasant. SOCIETY CIRCUS IG 10 T ONI FUNNY CLOWNS, FAT LADY, RD LEMONADE, PEANUTS, POP CORN N EVERYTHING. "Hey! Hey! Hoy! Right this w; y! See the fat lady redlemonader ip cornpeanuts. Boseoe, 'e eats'm alive. Peanuts five cr bag. A regular circus, It will be, but it will be a society ir cub and there is some class to these society circuses but that is what is to be presented at the Grand Theatre on the evening of May 11 by the ladies of St. Peter's Episcopal church, for the benefit of the church. The ladies have boon as busy as a flock of switch engines several days making arrange ments. They have learned well one thing about the circus business, and that is, "it pays to advertise," They have said to The Herald gang, "We are going to worry you nearly to death with our 'propaganda' for the next few day's" and they being church workers we have found no reason to question their veracity but, if that is so, then Columbians have in store for them a real treat." The ladies have also promised that they are going to pull some real stunts at "this here circus" which will make you hold your sides (not your pocketbook) There will be , real bare back riders, ballet dancers 'n every thing. Oh Boy. It's going to be some show not a dull moment not a care. Drive tho blues away If you have a sluggish liver you should sit in the bald-headed men's row. Members of the police commission will appear before thei board of mayor and aldermen, meeting in regular ses sion Friday night, to ask why the laws of the city are not being enforced, said a member of the commission this morning. This will be dono in an ef fort to fix the responsibility for the enforcement of city laws, either upon the mayor or the police commission. Commissioners say that for a time the laws were enforced, but members of the council informed the commis sioners that The power of enforce ment was not vested in the commis sion, but in the mayor. Commissioners say that the laws of Columbia are being flagrantly violat ed in so far as it applies to bootleg ging and gambling, and speeding, but that the law with reference to park ing automobiles and buggies is being enforced. There are other laws, which the commissioners say are boing vio lated, and it will be their purpose to ascertain at the next meeting of the board 'justWhose' duty it Is to see that all laws are enforced. Another Woman Shows Value Of Income Of Eggs Mrs. W. J. Perry, of Pottsville, finds that eggs are one of the most profit able sources of iiicome that the farm affords and she has the figures to prove it. In the past four months she has sold eggs from 200 hens to the amount of $250.20. There were an aggregate of 68 4 dozen marketed for the four months as follows: Janu ary, 40 dozen; February 119 dozen; March, 192 dozen; April 253 dozen. The price averaged thirty-nine and a fraction cents per dozen. Pottsville is famous for its egg mar ket and any number of good house wives thereabouts make liberal addi tions to the family income from eggs. AUCTION SALE WAS COMPLETE SUCCESS Th auction sale of cattle aud farm ing implements, conducted yesterday at Highland Stock Farm by W. C. Keen & Sons, was a complete success In every way. A 1a-ge number of buy ers from every section of the coutny was present and bid spiritedly on all offerings. Both live stock and farm Implements brought good price, but pome real bargains wore pecurcj by lUose who attended,. . BENSON SAYS SIMS MUST BE MISTAKEN ADMIRAL DID NOT TELL SIMS THAT "WE'D SOON FIGHT ENG LAND AS GERMANY." (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, May (i Admiral W S. Benson, before the senate invest! frafinir. committee today said "1 dol --(-! not think I told Admiral Sims that we would as soon Gght the British as the Germans," as Sims had previously charged before tho committee that Benson had told him just before he started for England a' short time be fore this country declared war. Admi ral Benson was tho chief of naval op erations during the war. Miss Wooten, state organizer for the Salvation Army's approaching Home Service campaign, who has been in this county for several days, stated this morning, "I am very much gratified with tho reception the Salva tion Army is meeting in Maury coun ty, and 1 feel sure the campaign will be a complete success here." The opening gun of the drive will be heard Sunday morning, when Brig adier Dunham of the army speaks at the First Methodist church. He will address a mass meqting at the same place at 7:45 in the evening. At 7:0 o'clock Sunday evening Captain Fuller of the army will address the people of Spring Hill, occupying the pulpit of the Methodist church. At the same time Captain Mrs. Fuller will address the people of Mt. Pleasant, speaking at the Presbyterian church. , The drive for funds will begin in earnest Monday and although no quo ta has been assigned for Maury coun ty, it is expected hat a liberal response will he made to the appeal for funds. The money secured in this campaign, which is being conducted throughout the entire United States is to maintain the home service department, to care for all who are "down but not out," to provide homes for homeless and. to place a ray of hope in the life of all. Salvation Army workers say that a careful investigation has shown that assistance Is given a greater number of people from the rural districts j than in the congested citie.g,Jjecause of the great number of boys and girls attracted by the white lights of the city leaving their country homes for Broadway. Many of them do not suc ceed, and it becomes the duty of the Salvation Army to put an arm around them and to point out the way. , TOM COOK ELECTED 10 POLICE FOBCE M'DOWELL ENDS SESSION: WITH FINE PROGRAM CERTIFICATES ARE AWARDED TO LARGE GRADUATING CLASS BY PROF. GRAHAM. PLEA FOR NEW BUILDING MADE Splendid Work Done by the Pupils Is Attested by the High Averages Made by Them in All the Grades of the School. FORMER PATROLMAN "BACK ON JOB," SUCCEEDS J. H. STORY, RECENTLY'RESINED. Tom Cojk, who for the past several months has been . day clerk at the Bethel Hotel, has been elected by the police commission to the police depart ment to succeed J. H. Story, patrol man resigned. Mr. Cook formerly was a member of the department and is well known here, and no doubt will make a capable officer. POST TO TESTIFY BEFORE COMMITTEE WILL EXPLAIN WHY HE HAS RE FUSED TO CARRY OUT DEPOR TATION LAW AGAINST REDS. GERMAN DELEGATES ARE RULED OUT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE PART IN ECONOMIC DISCUS SION BY ALLIES. (By United Press.) PASIS, May C. Allied leaders have decided against allowing German tcp- (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, May C Iouis F. Post, assistant secretary of labor, will appear before the house rules com mittee tomorrow to answer the charg es made by several congressmen that ho. has refused to carry out the de portation laws, Representative Camp bell, of Kansas, stated today. CAN N 0 T EXPEL ALIEN RADICALS DANGEROUS CITIZENS CANNOT BE EXPORTED, ACCORDING SECRETARY WILSON. (By l'nitedPress.) WASHINGTON ,D. C., May 6. De portaion warrants for 200 alien radi cals will probably have th be can celled, immigration officials said to day, as the result of a ruling of Secre tary Wilson of the tabor Department. Graduating exercises for the twenty two pupils who had finished the course were held at McDowell school this morning. Medais and honors were awarded and the graduating program rendered. ! The address to the class was made by J. I. Finney, editor of The Herald, who made an earnest plea for a bet ter school plant. . He emphasized the importance of the public school as the training ground for American citizen ship, but he wondered if the, pupils could be properly impressed with the high estimate we profess for the pub lic school when the -people who make those professions are so nigardly in their support of it. Mr. Finney also presented the med als. On behalf the members of the class of 1920 he presented to Mrs. Tomlinson, principal of the school, a beautiful present. The certificates were delivered by Prof. John P. Graham, county super intendent, who Urged all of the pupils to attend and if possible finish the high school course. lie called atten tion to the comparatively few who graduate from the high? school as com pared with the numbep who enter the first grade. i The following program was rend ered: Song Class Song, Class; Invocation, Dr. Molloy; Salutatory, Marie Voss; Will, Sally Taylor; Class Doctor, S1. G. Patterson; prophecy, Majorie Brown: Valedictory, Jinunis Johnson; Song, Bright Feet of May, Class; Address, J. I. Finney; Presentation Certificates, Prof. J. P. Graham; Pre sentation of Medals, Jas. I. Fin ney; Song, American Hymn; Report of Year's Grades, Mrs. Jesse Tomlinson., Average' of pupils- who secured the medals, based upon attendance, de portment and scholarship for the year: First grade James Ross, 95 1-3. Second grade Mattie Ruth Gabell, 96. Third grade Ned Davis Lentz, 95 14-25. Fourth grade John Love Loftin, 93 3-8. Fifth grade Eugeno Alford, 97 4-5. Sixbh grade Janle Johnson, 96. . Seventh grade Jimmle Johnson, 98. Alexander medal was awarded Jim mie Johnson, she having the highest average of any pupil in school. This is the medal for which all strive, and to secure it is the ambition of all. Names of pupils who secured 90 per cent and above: James Ross, Ra chel Felds, Christine Beckett, Mattie Ruth Gabell, Dorothy O'Bryan, Ned Davis tantz, John Love Loftin, James Caldwell, Michael O'Bryan, Leo Woody, Robert Billington, Eugeno Al ford, Josephine Gabell, Ethelreda O'Bryan, Mattie Russell, Janie John son, Lillian Hight, Lena Taylor, Jim mio Johnson, Marie Voss. Alfred Ames,, S. G. Patterson, Sallie Taylor. ROAD COST MAY HAVE EFFECT ON OTHER MEASURES MUCH SPECULATION AS TO THE RESULT OF COURT'S MEETING ON NEXT MONDAY. CONTRACT tSH HADE dv i Dtii onii II Cv UUIILL PROMINENT MERCHANT OF SAN TA FE MAKES DEED OF TRUST , TO SECURE CREDITORS. v SCHOOL PROGRAM AT ISSUE Bridge Situation Is Also Acute With Imperative Demand for Large Ap propriations Without Any Further Delay. What will be the attitude of the county court toward the completion of tho plan for forty-three miles of state and federal aid roads in Maury county, since the cost of twelve miles is two-thirds of the aggregate sum heretofore voted by the county? What effect, will this increase in cost of tjie roads of nearly 200 per cent over the original .estimate have on the school building program to be considered by the court next Monday in adjourned session? What effect will it have on the bridge program also to be con sidered at the sariie time? , These are questions that are being discussed with unusual show of inter est by the progressive citizens of the county. Unquestionably the folks were not prepared to pay as much for the first twelve miles of highway as the contract calls for. At the same time the roads cannot be constructed according to the requirements of the federal government at less cost. It means that when the original forty- three miles are finished the county will have incurred a cost of over $400, 000 or double the sum originally vot ed. However, since the first link has been constructed", good faith to the other sections of the county requires that the whole program bo finished. There Is no doubt of .this being done. The advocates of better schools who are numerous in the county, are going to Insist before the court Mon day that schools are even more impor tant -than roads and that unless the rural schools are improved the num ber of people' in the county to use the roads will steadily grow less. Then there is the bridge situation which calls for an immediate remedy. Several bridges in the county are al ready down and others are almost impassable so that liberal appropri ations, not less than $15,000 or $20, 000 wil have to be made at once or many people will be entirely cut off from the world. FIRST 1 7" -I ) INK HIGHWAY IN CUSTOMERS SEEK TO RECOVER SUM LOST IN ROBBERY FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANK AT MT. PLEASANT SUED FOR ... LARGE AMOUNT. I , OTHER SUITS TO BE FILED Interesting Point of Law Will Be De termined as Result of Test Cases Filed In Circuit Court Here ln volves Bank's Liability. TO ASK KIWANIANS HELPGET REDPATH MATTER OF BRINGING WEEK'S HIGH CLASS ATTRACTION HERE BE PRESENTED TO CLUB. At the meeting of the Kiwanis Club to be held here tomorrow at noon, Ki wanian Tom Cunningham will present for consideration of tho membership, the proposition of disposing of tickets to the Redpath Chautauqua, which comes to Columbia on May 29th for a week's engagement here. Columbians are already too well acquainted with the .character of entertainment offer ed by the Redpath Company to need any further introduction, and it is be lieved that if the sale of tickets is boosted by the Kiwanis Club, ij will be an easy matter to sell the num ber required to assure the bringing of this high class attraction to Columbia. resentative take part In the econom- j Wilson held that t,he Communist ic discussions at Spa. Belgium, the French foreign office today announc- Labor Party Is within the law and not organized to overthrow the govern' ment, The first assignment of any conse quence made In Maury county in the past two years was filed in the office of County Register J. J. Pogue Ijhis morning. J. Ben Cowley, doing a gen eral mercantile business at Santa Fe, though his attorney J. Shelby Coffey, filed an assignment for the benefit of his creditors. His assets consisting of a stock of merchandise and accounts is placed at $4,711 and his liabilities the listed at $3.0:!5. The largest cred itors are local people, the J. A. Sloan Company being listed for $830 and the A. D. Sloan Grocery Company at $7.15.' Debts due to the local banks are secured. Mr. Cowley was former ly tax assessor of the county, serving for two terms and Is ore of the most popular men in the county. His fail ure Is said to be due to limited capi tal and to inability to promptly realize 9a bis assets . v SERGEANT STUART GOES TO COOKEVILLE Sergeant Stuart, who for the past sevral months has been assisting Ser geant Megowan In the local army re cruiting station here has been detail ed to Cookeville, where he will take charge of the recruiting station. Since his arrival in Columbia Sergeant Stu art has made many friends who will learn of his departure from Columbia with regret. , , As the result of the recent robbery of the Farmers & Merchants Bank at Mt. Pleasant, in which bold yeggmen secured some $30,000 in liberty bonds and other securities, customers have filed suits in circuit court against the bank approximating $16,050, seeking to recover sums, Whicn were taken by the robbers from the bank vault. It is understood that ' several additional suits will be filed later. Those who have instituted suit up until the present time are Miss Min nie Pennington, who seeks to recov er $1,250, J. A. Dunn $1,600, W. J. Pennington $6,500, Brown Hughes $750, J. W. Thompson $2,600, R. O. Patterson $1,400, S. B. Gray, $750 and Abe Rosenburg $1,250. The suits were brought by clients by Judge Sam Holding, of the Colum bia bar, and LeRoy H. Hammond, of Mt. Pleasant. Percy Chandler, of Mt. Pleasant, will represent the defend ant bank. Declarations have not yet boon filed in these suits, but it is understood that the cases will be made a test of tho libability of banks to protect valuables of customers stored in bank vaults. It is expected that the de fendant bank will put up the defense that customers were merely allowed to stored their valuables in the. bank vault as a matter of accommodation, and that the bank is not liable for such valuables stored there. The case involves a most interesting point of law, and it is expected that tho cases will be contested from every point ; . x ,-. . AWARDED FOR OF FEDERAL THE COUNTY ROAD FROM SPRING HILL TO CO LUMBIA WILL COST NEARLY $35,000 A MILE. COUNTY'S PART IS $135,000.00 But If Contract Had Not Been Let Other Counties Would Have Receiv ed $300,000 of Aid Voted to Maury County. (By Staff Corespondent.) NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 6. At a ' cost of $34,399.90 per mile the con tract for the construction of the first link of the state and federal highway in Maury county was yesterday after noon awarded by the state highway commission to the Knoxville Construc tion Company and the Gould Construc tion Company, the former ""to build the highway and the latter tho bridges on. the road. This was the lowest bid that was received, although seven were' submit ted. The road from Spring Hill to Columbia of approximately twelve miles in length will coBt, completod, with the bridges included, $405,279.12.'' The road itself was bid off at $360,. 529.61 on a basis of rock asphalt fin ish, while tho bridges will aggregate $14,749.51 ',': ' There were said to have been more bidders on this road than any that has, ever been let by the state highway commission in Tennessee. The ropras (Continued on Fifth Page.) M !,i ' i,.Jt GLOBE FURNISHING SALE WELL ATTENDED SALES PEOPLE RUSHED BY BUY ERS FROM FIVE COUNTIES IN SEARCH OF BARGAINS. A CIRCUIT COURT DOCKET IS SET CIVIL CASES TO BE TAKEN UP ON MAY 24 CRIMINAL CASES ON JUNE 2. Tho first day of the great "clean out'" sale of the Globe Furnishing Company exceeded all expectations, the sales mounting to a point never before equalled in the history of the business. From the moment the store openen In the morning, until the doors were closed at night, the sales people were kept constantly on the go. Hun dreds, of people from Maury, Giles, Lincoln, Lawrence and Marshall coun ties visited the store. Quite a num ber of shoppers from Lawrencehurg and Lewisburg were there when the doors opened and bought liberally. The sale will be continued. Mr. Da vis, the proprietor of the store, has employed F. F. Berry, merchandise ad juster of Minneapolis, to conduct the sale and Mr. Berry says there is ab solutely no doubt about it, the sale will be a complete, success. Several cases "have just been set by Judge W. B. Turner for trial at the next term of circuit court as fol lows: Civil Docket. Laura Sherrlll vs. John Haddox, May 24. J. W. Shelton vs. Will Nichols, May 24. A. W. Lipscomb vs. R. S.. Hardison, May 24. R. S. Hardison vs. Aj. W. Lipscomb, May 21. ' J. M. Bates vs. L. & N. R. R May 25. R, S. Hopkins vs. Hardy Tlckard, May 23. Criminal Docket State vs, Russell Johnson, violating the ago of consent, June 2. . ' State vs. Van Leer Johnsoti, having carnal knowledge of female, June, 2, State vs. P. M. Johnson, passing bad chock, June 2. State vs. Seymore Dudley, grand larceny, two cases, June 2. State vs. Tra Savage, having carnal knowledge of female, June 2. , State vr, John Sowell, assault, to commit murder in first degree. Sstate vs. Sam Galloway, alias Gan naway, murder in first degree, uneT 1. State vs. John R. Reece, Jr., grand larceny, two cases, June 3. State vs. Charley Harvey, Incest, June 4. State vs. Robert Bailey, having car nal knowledge of female, June 4. State vs. Reavls Cheatham, grand larceny, June 4. The non-jury docket will not be tak on op until Saturday, June 5. BELOVED WOMAN IS OEATH'S VICTIM FLORIDA CITY SHOWS BIG POPULATION GAIN . (By United Press. WASHINGTON, May C-Thc ceisus Mrs. .Zepher May Langley, aged 40 years, wife of J. T. Langley, died at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at er home In the Ogilvie lane, after an ill nes of several months, resulting from influenza. Before her . marriage to Mr. Langley she was a Miss Winn, of Caney Springs, and was most highly respected In the community in which she was reared. Deceased was a member of the Methodist church. She is survived by her husband and several childiea. Tlie HARDING DENIES - HE'LL QUIT RACE (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, May 6. Senator Harding, of Ohio, today denied tbe re port that he would withdraw from the fight for the republican nomination for President and turn over to some other candidate the delegats pledged to bim. , ., PAGEANT CHARACTERS ' TOJJEET TONIGHT All except the Fourteen Point, fak- bureau today announced the popula- funeral was conducted at 3 o'clock jng part in the Pageant to be given by tion of Jacksonville, Fla.. as 91.416, an Increase of 33,? 44 since the census of 1910. this afternoon at Rose Hill cemetery the Business Women's Ansorb hn by th Rct. R. M. Chenault. Inter-are requested to be at the Hleh Scnool A i . I ment was in the family lot, uL ' tonight at 7:30 o'clock, J 4'