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THIS COLUMBIA HERALD FRIDAY,, APRIL i fjqa 1 "'' ' : l;"r "O beautiful for patriot droam '-; ?. , "i'h;it ooe beyond the yearn, j'Th'ne alabaster cities gleam, "Undimrned by human toaja. ' ' . j . r .... . if J! ?Atnorica,i America, , , 4 k "God shed Hio grace on thee, ; "Und crown thy Rood with brotherhood "from sea to Bhlnlng sea." TOMUnSOH FOR filAURY ATTORNEY With an abiding faith In tllto government and Institutions of our ; own country, let us turn our faces to the" rising sun and face every situation that meets us, bolloving knowing that we have the best: country this side of Heaven. 1 Columbia Bank & Trust Company W. Bf' GREENLAW, Pres. GEO. E. McKENNON, Cashier. DISTRICT SCHOOL SITE IN SIXTH IS AGREED UPON DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TWO COMMUNITIES UNDERSTOOD TO HAVE BEEN ADJUSTED. ; ON THFJJMES-H'ARRlf FARM - - f . , Funds to MeCt the .Bond Issue of the County , Will Be Raised From the " Two Communities as a Whole and " Not From Any Factions. (From Saturday's Daily Herald.) It seems to be practically certain that the schools at Blgbyvile and Mc Cains in the. sixth district will be unit ed despite all of the difficulties that have arisen nd that the new $25,000 school building contemplated by the , county , court will be erected. There is. little doubt that the two factions will bo able to completely adjust all .. differences and harmonize on a loca tion. A report Is expected td be made to this effect to the county board of ed ucation at an early date. -j , The new building it is understood, '"will be located on the east side of the James Harris farm, ..which faces' "the road that connects the twq' villages, i and the $10,000 that must . be secured by the citizens, in order to make'avajl ' able the $15,000 appropriation of the county couit will-be raised from.-the 4 united, communities. According to. the plan agrqedr.upoh there will be no dl vision In the raising of the. subscrip . tions but it will be raised as a wholo and all lines between McCains and Jiigbyvile eliminated. ': " i The adjustment of the differences . that have prevented the consumation of the plans of the county court was brought about by a committee of, two from each side composed of Messrs. Weatherford and Harris, of Bigbyvllle, and, Messrs. Fly and Farrif of Mc pains., These gentlemen got togeth - r not as representatives of the two 7 communities on factlonalists, but as citizens of the' sixth district concerned about the education of the children and the ; advancement of thoii"' county and made the agreement. Mr. Harris, " Who made the donation of the land, .manifested at. bigness of, heart and a ' patriotic spirit of, .se.lt sacrifice that la - .worthy, of emulation. , He told his as- 'Boeiatosj ttjat .they 4 could mako any se lection anywhere on his tarm and ho would give five acres , of land if it would insure the settlement of the Controversy.; ' That county board will approve th. settlement, agreed upon goes- with ;0ut saying and the school will be as- FARMERS URGED PLOW CRIMSONl CLOVER UNDER IS GREATEST GREEN FERTILIZER KNOW . COUNTY AGENT M'LEAN SAYS. GREATLY ENRICHES . THE - SOIL Each Acre Plowed Under When in Full Bloom Adds Fifty Pounds Nitro gen to Soil, Equivalent to That Takt en in Ten Barrels 6f Cm. , TEMPORARY. OFFICERS - ARE MADE PERMANENT . : ' .:!, ... . COMMtTTE APPOINTED DRAFT 1 BY-LAWS AND ARTICLES OF ; ' . INCORPORATION. (From Saturday'3 Daily Herald.) In a statement given out this morn ing by County Agent McLean, ho strongly urged against farmers cutting crimson clover for hay. Mr. McLean said, "Last year many. of bur farmers cut crimson clover for hay. This should not be done on account of the fertilization qualities of . the green crop. Crimson clover is the , beet green manure crop the farmer has, and when in full bloom it should be turned tinder to gejt the best results. All stock should have been taken off the clover a week agp in order to get the full tonnage. ' ' ; Every acre of crimson clover turn ed under adds fifty pounds of nitro gen to the soil. Every bushel of corn harvested take One pound of nitrogen therefore if the 'farmer gathers ten barrels of corn from ,an acre, of land he has taken just tho,amount of nitro gen from the soil, deppsltod there ly his clover crop. If ho does not turn his clover under, or does not add com mercial fertilizer or: stable manure he is robbing his soil of Its natural store of nitrogen, which will soon t wear It OUt. ' ' ' 'From reports received from over the county, it is indicated that more crim son clover will bo turned under thi.3 year than ever before. Not only has this crop furnished, an excellent pas ture for the past several months, but .It will now be made to enrich the soil. It is said that the crimson cloVor crop of the county is unusually fine this season, and that the acreage is larger than ever before known. ; Senator Looney Declares "Never Again For Me' ' (From Tuesday's Dally Herald.), i ' The. Columbia Automobile Associa tion, was made permanent today by the election, of the temporary officers to permanent places, with only one change being mado. Gordon Gowie was made to occupy the place of pres ident; and secretary; J. B. Hardison, Vice president, and- Rush Cresham, treasurer. ' j ' ' The members gathered about . the luiichflop'thMt at noon and discussed - the fulfiro.1 of tlva automobile busi , ness in Maury county. After the clec 'tion o ofllqers, President Cowie then, appointed , Rush Gresham, Girard Browlow and, K. G. Howard as a by laws committee, the officers acting as . ex officio members. . The. committee was Instructed to act at once and prepare the by-laws and submit, same to a called meptu.13 Qf the association lit which time Rob ert Henry, secretary of the StatoAu tomotive Association, will b present. (From Tuesday's Daily Herald.) "I've got cnougn.'T rievef want' to represent tliJi ' 6j ajiyjotir district ju. the state senate fegaiii,'' 'sivid E, t;U; Loonoy, who has jXist returned 'from" Nash villa following;' tbV d jouiy men t of the legislature. Senator Loonoy said, "It is all right for any one to aspire to servc his people in the legis lature, ..but the fellow who seeks a second term should have a mental ex amination." "It's a great relief to be back home away from the pulling and hauling of the lobbyists, and the delegations, and the committees and the resolutions and everything which goes to make up a legislature," said Senator Looney, "and tako it-from mo I never, never want to go back." BY ACCLAMATION M'EWEN. DEFEATS WILKES FOrj ROAP SUPERINTENDENT DY j V r MAJORITY OF SIX. .. ! SHEITON- - WITHDRAWS NAME Present County Attorney Declares , That He Could Not Accept -the Plae at thd Present Salary of Only $750 Per Annum. , (From Monday's Daily Herald.) 1, Pride Tomlinson, brilliant young at torney of the Columbia Bar, was this morning elected county 'attorney, by acclamation at the quarterly session of the county court. His opponent, Hugh Tod'd Shclton, the incumbent, withdrew from the race just before tho roll was culled and after ltls name had been placed in nomination and the contest, that had engaged the at tention of the members of the court and large lwjmbors of Influential friends for the past several months, was over'.' Many of the spectators were a little disappointed because they an ticpated a close finish on the roll call. However, "it has been pretty well agtedd that Mr. Tomlinson had the race won1 for several' days. ' . Mr, Shelton'B withdrawal came after tlto' Court had fixed the salary of the county' attorney at $750, the figure at which it has been for several years. Mr. Shelton said that he did not feel that he could devote the time necessa ry, .to the job at that compensation, and' therefore retjueftted that his name be withdrawn! The announcement of the election of Tomlinson was'greeted with . applause from the spectators among whom were many from tho fifth district, the native home of Mr. Tom linson. . Capt. Thoas McEwen, overseas vet eran, experienced highway ' engineer and at present witli the state highway department, was elected road superin tendent under the new road law by a vote of fifteen to nino for Burke Wilkes, the incumbent. This election also attracted much in terest, but not as much as that of the county attorney as It was not regard ed as so close a race. Mr. Wilkes was placed 'in nomination by Squire John M. i Davis, of the third district, arid Captain McEwen was' placed before the court by Squire Hull, who paid ah eloquent 'tribute to him and declared that he met eveiy requirement of the law. The announcement of Capt. Mc Ewen's election was greeted with ap plause from the spectators. Many of his friends" were busy this morning and did yocman service in his behalf. T'he Vote by which Capt McEwen was elected follows,. , . . Justices voting for j MeEwenlB'nji gey, Hull, Farris, Derrybcrry,- Mat- thewsi 'J;JackQii, Rlckeltejip Rosa, Wilkes, Cai'r, Guest, Orr, Jones; Akin and Stanfil, a total of 15. Justices voting for Wilkes SoweJl, Haywood, Davis, Hardison, Pinkston, Denton, Dugger,. English, Harlan. To tal 9.,., The old road bond issue lines were broken all to pieces in this election. Capt. McEwen received tho votes of Forgey, Farris, Derryberry, Akin and Stanfil, of the anti-bond forces, while Wilkes got, from the ranks of tho bond supporters, Davis, Denton and Har lan. .. VEGETABLE CROP . INJURED BY GOLD SNAP; LAST NIGHT TEMPERATURE TUMBLES , ,TO TWENTY-NINE DEGREES MUCH FROST IN EVIDENCE. POTATO CROP IS KILLED Other Small Vegetables Remaining After Freeze of Two1 Weeks Ago Killed But tho Loss Is Compara tively Light. (From Monday's Daily -Herald.) The temperature tumbled to twen-ty-nino degrees last night, according to the thermometer at the government station at Ashwood, kept by Mrs. J. W. Fleming. This is three degrees below .the freezing point,, and consid erable Ice was in evidence this morn ing, as was a heavy frost. Two weeks ago, or on the. 27th of March the ther mometer registered a minimum tem perature of'twentyseven degrees, prac tically killing the entire fruit and veg etablo crop of the county, entailing a loss pf any thousands of dollars. It is not thought that the loss will be heavy as a result of last night's freeze, as practically all the damage that could be done fruit and vegeta bles was caused by the freeze of two weeks ago. , ; , . The greatest damage done-by last night's freeze was to tender vegeta bles. Potatoes and boans were killed to thq ground In many sections of tlvc county, but -camparatively speaking little of the potato crop is up. The damage dono by ust night's cold spell was materially lossened bf the. fact that vegetation was dry, whereas on tho; night of the 27th, a heavy rain had left everything wet, and more susceptible to cold than last night. ' - -:i Reports have -iconic from some soc ttons of the county that there is still a small portion of the fruit crop unlii-. Jnred by cold, but.lt is believed that where trees escaped they were in iso lated and protected places. 'Si PAYMENT; JKHEEL TAX SHOWING IMPROVEMENT HOME AGENT IS - AGAIN REFUSED M CLOSE VOTE APPROPRIATION VOTED DOWN ELEVEN AYEQ AND THIRTEEN - NOE8 QOUARTERLY SESSION." .)-.- - DENTON ONf THE POOR BOARD Former Member Is Unanimously Elect ed to Fill Vacancy Caused by the .Resignation of Represcneative W. Russell Routine Business. COMMUNITY FAIR AT CULLEOKA IS PLANNED BY CLUB DECISION TO HAVE EXHIBITS OF FARM AND WOMEN REACHED AT MEETING ON SATURDAY.. (From Monday's Daily HerahLV' Again and for tho second time this year tho county conrt refused .to make an appropriation for the homo demon slration agent, the measure failing by a vote of eleven ayes and thirteen noes.' A large delegation, represent ing seven of tho community cl,ubs of the coiHity appeared HScforo the court to plead for tho appropriation- but their pleas fell on deaf ears and tho majority voted against .the; $80 month that had been asked for. Court was opened with prayer by Squire C. C. Rosa and every member was in his scat. Tho cvowd of. spec tators was so largo that the court,ad journcd to tho circuit court room, The reports of the poor house and revenue commissioners were submit ted and approved. n v, w Road damages for tho current year were fixed. at $2,000, - All applications for appropriations for liridges woro continued over, .un til.- the next term of the' court. THE IDLE DOLLAR - INVITES CRIME . WHILE ACTIVE OR. MOLLOY SPEAKS ; ... . SULLIVAN SCHOOL Y'Viani will come . to .Baltimore for the Franklin celebration. "It is grat ifying .to feel .that he has, to leave Washington to communcate with dead statewmpn. Baltimore American, ', (From Tuesday's Daily Herald.) Splendid services marking thu close of the commencement exercises at Sullivan school in tho sixth district, were hold on. Sunday afternoon. There was a One musical program and the address to tho holders of certificates was delivered by Dr. ,J. C. Molloy, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Columbia., As, usual Dr. Molloy.'s , address was full of fine, wholesome, thoughts and was, an In spiration to the young people. He pointed the way of life to them. J,Tn der the capable direction . of ' Prof. Beasiey this school has had what the patrons . declare to be the best term in Its history.. , ' . DOLLAR TURNS THE WHEELS OF IN- DUSTRY.. "'.' -T,v ; - .-?... 1 i , BUT THERE ARE STILL S.COO VE-.-. . HICLES IN COUNTY UPON WHICH TAX IS UNPAID. , , t( From , Satu -rd-a y !a Daily Herald. ) ..... -,, The payment of .thp vehicle wheel tax has shown considerable Improve ment during the past tt'ew days, the first big rush comjngpn Monday, when the force of the, county. (;ourt clerk's Office was kept busy raking in the coin anrf writing recipts. Despite this heavy payment it is es timate that there are still more than 5,001) .vehicles in the county upon which the tax has not yet been paid. Warning has been . repeatedly given that this wheel tax has not been re pealed, so that it becomeB effective this year, and must be paid under the law. A little more time will be given by Clerk Lipscomb before distress war rants are issued . against those who have failed to provide automobiles, buggies and wagons with the familiar little county tag. if , . r i CAPT, M'EWEN WILL TAKE OFFICE SOON V JUST AS SOON AS NECESSARY FORMALITIES CAN BE COM ' ' PLIED WITH. (From Tuesday's Daily Herald.) During the wave of crime which has swept the country a number of people havo lost their lives in trying to pro tect their money. If this : money had been safely in vested there would have been no mo tive for the crime, and the . victims would probably,, be. alive today. j! Moro than that, their money would hav' been icaming something for them while it helped to keep business moving. . : The active dollar in the bank turns a great many trades, keeps a great deal of business moving and gives em ployment to a great numy people. Tho amazing difference hetweon the' value of active, dollars to the country js shown by the following facts: .While the average dollar in cash turns only aliout $64 in trade during tho year, tho average dollar In cash In New York banks turns about $2,100 in traie each year. Tho cash In New York banks, averaging 104 millions, moved a business of 252 billions last yea. The country at large, with a total cash currency of about five billions. did a business of 325 billions. It appears from this that the lictive dollar in New York banks did forty times as much business-as the aver age dollar in the United States, (From Tuesday's Daily Herald.) Capt. Thomas McEwen, on Monday elected road superintendent of the county, will qualify and entor upon tho discharge of his duties just as soon as he can 'execute Jhe bond Re quired under the law. This bond must be made in a Surety company and will take a few dSiys to complete the formalities to secure it. ' Capt. McEwen requested Road Su pbritendent Burke Wilkes to stay on tho job until Jnne 1 so that he could complete some work that he has in progress, but Mr. Wilkes had already had offered him a contract in Bed ford county for road building and he felt that he" could not afford to turn it down and therefore asked Capt. Mc Ewen to relieve him at once. ' Mr. Wilkes, - associated with his father, Hon. Richard A. Wilkes, will go at once to Bedford County where they have been awarded ' large con tracts for . road construction by the county. While his friends were dis appointed Bt his defeat, they really did not hope for his election In view of the fact that it was generally con ceded that under tho law he was tech nically disqualified, although his qual ideations as a practical road buflder; have been demonstrated. Judge Wliitthornu appointed., tho folhrjwing committee to levy and re port tho rate of taxation t'oE the com ing year: Squnrc Akin, chairman Squires Jones, Jackson, Pinkston and. Derrybcrry. ., . The following named were elected as the county boartUof equaliwtien ta uervo for tho current" year: J. ft Haywood, of the cocond district; W D. Cooper, of the seventh district; ,W A. Hardison, of the fourth district and William E. Ballaiifaut, of the fifth di3 trict. . ' Constables of the filth and sixth dis tricts were elected to wait on the May torm of tho circuit court., V Squnes Orr and; Harlan offered resolution to appropriate $800 for tho services of a home demonstration agent. It was subsequently amended to read $80 a -montbrand the real ftght of the -session that provoked a Hood of oratory was- uncorked. . 1 , Miss Ambrose, of Knoxviller the di rector! of this division, w. the flrsfc speaker and she made an earnest plea. for the appropriation. Mrs. J. J. Par ish, of Dark's Mil!, opposed the appro priation but all other w.omcn present declared themselves in favor. of it, i. Mrs. W. J, Lamb, Squire English, Squire Orr and Squire Akin all advo catod the appropriation, but it waB vigorously opposod by Squlrcsl Jacfc aon and Ross. One of the best speech es heard by th court was that of Presi dent Joe Frank Porter.'lkf the county council of argiculture, who spoke for the appropriation. ' ; ,'r. The resolution making the appropri ation failed by the following vote: ' Ayes- rJusticcs Derryberry, . Davis, Hardison,, Pinkston, English, Harlan, Wilkes, uGcst, Orr, Akin and Stanfil. Total 11. . . .;, , Noes Justices Sowell, Forgey, Hull, Haywood, .Farris, vDegton, Dugger, Matthews, Jackson. Rickctts, Ross, Carr and Jones. Tilal Hi. . Squire Cord C. Denton,. of tho fifth district, former member of the coun ty court, formor representative and formerly a member of he commis sion, was unanimously,, elected , poor house commissioner to fill out the un expired term of Representative W. P. Russell,, who resigned, several months ago. The election of Squire Denton, who was not a candidate and would not agree to be one, as forecasted several weeks ago in The Herald. No other nomination was mado before the court. . Joe Frank Porter, president of the county 'council of agriculture, was unanimously elected a delegate to rep resent tho county court of the county at the dedication of the new buildings at the University of Tennessee in June next. . At 12 o'clock noon the court adjourn ed having been in session for just ex actly two hours. , - - h , 1 ... i 1 m n , MRS. MOORE HEADS COMMITTEE 1. As Result of Address by President Por ter Several Members Are Added to the Rostor of the County Council of Agriculture. ' (From Monday's Daily Herald.) Culleoka will havo a community fair this fall. '"Decision to this, offoct was unanimously reached at the meet ing of the community organization on Saturday afternoon at tho school house. Although tho attendance at the meeting Saturday was not' large the interest was keen and tffo mem bers of the organization entered enthu siastically into the plan to hold a fair this fall. A committee heaJed by Mrs. Wil liam P. Mooro, president of tho civic league, was appointed to take charge of tlje fair organization. It is planned to have exhibits of both the farm and the women's work and to offer a large premium list both, to individuals and collections. This means quite an ad dition to the exhibits of the county fair in Columbia this fall as there has not been any fair at Culleoka in sever al years. , V President Joe Frank Porter, of the county council , of agriculture, was present and delivered , an address In behalf of the county council. Mr. Por ter secured several new members of that organization and aroused the in terest of a number, of others in- its work. As a result of President Por ter's tour of tho community clubs of the county he has added many names to its roster and greatly luci-cascd tho public knowledge of the objects and purposes of the organization. Brief addrjwses were made by Prof. E. A. McLean, county agent, E. V. Fos ter, president, aiuKothers at tiieCul leoka meeting Saturday. Stolen Auto Is Found In Ditch Near Ethridge (From Monday's Daily... Herald.) , A new Buick touring car, belonging to the Maury Motor Corporation, stol en last night from in front of thej Ho tel Bethel was found this morning near Ethridge in Lawrenco county," where it had been abandoned by the thief onthioves after H had. been run into a ditch, breaking the steering gear, a spring and otherwise injuring it.;; - .-. 7. ,r According to polico, the loss of the car was reported by William Fry, a member of the firm of the Maury Mo tor Corporation, who had parked his car in front of the hotel while ho went inside. Mr. Fry heard his car start off, recognizing the hum of tho motor, he rushed to the door to see the rear of his car vanishing at breakneck speed out West Seventh street. Officers were called and notified of the loss and they immediately got in ouch with officers aLMt. Pleasant. Tho car evidenty was driven at an exces sive, rate ot speed, it is said that a tcalf was run down aud killed by the speeding car at Ridleys, and at Mt. Pleasant it is said to have gone through the town, so fast it was impos sible for officers to stop it. Officers there declaro'the car was, running at least "sixty miles . "per hour when It passed through the Phosphate City. The police are. working on a clue which they believe will result in the arrest of the thief or thieves. . , SERIOUS CHARGES AGAINST PAINTER AS RESULT SPREE DOB JENKINS, ALIAS DOD WHITL, BOUND OVER ON. HIGHWAY ROBBERY- CHARGE. SALES WHEEL TAX 1 SHOWS IMPROVEMENT COLLECTION HAS BEEN MADE UPON 1,167 VEHICLES UN PAID ON MORE THAN 5,000, ; ' And when we hear father singing to baby we should pretend to be asleep if we are the baby. New York Herald. ' ' ' ACADEMY DEFEATS :. : fast mm mm From Tuesday's Daily Herald.) By defeating the fast Morgan team by a score of ten to three here Mon day afternoon, Columbia . Military Academy kept Us string of victories for the -season unbroken. The Military Academy has 'met and defeated thus far this season, the P.ranham & Hughes Military Academy of Spring Hill, Massey Military Acad emy', of Pulaski. Duncan School of Nashville and Morgan School of Pe tersburg. Some hard games remain on the schedule, and it is expected that the remaining contests will be largely attended, as fans always sup port a winning team, , , - ' (From Tuosday's Daily Herald.) Perhaps the busiest office In the court house on .Monday was that of the office of County Court Clerk Lips comb. In addition to keeping the min utes of the court proceedings, , at taches in the clerk's office issued hun dreds of receipts and "tags to vehi cle owners in Ihe county. Up to the present time the county tax has'been paid on 415 buggies, 3;!2 wagons and 3!i0 autombiies, bringing the total number of vehicles upon which the tax has been paid up to 1,167. It is estimated that there are in the coun ty between seven and eight thousand vehicles, therefore there are consid erably more than 5,000 upon which the tax has not been paid, and which are liable to taxation. County Court Clerk Lipscomb has not receded from his position that distress warrants will be gotten out against all who fail to pay this .county. Lav. . , . DRAWS - GUN ON THE OFFICERS Threatens Life of Constable Goad, and Tries to "Take" Police Station Fi nally Placed Under Arrest by Chief Peyton. - ' s (From Monday's Daiy Herald.) Charged with highway robbery, car rying concealed weapons, threaten ing the life of Luk Bonner, colored, resisting arrest and possibly a few oili er offenses, Bob Jenkins,' alias Hoi, White, a local painter, is in jail in de fault of -bond in the sum of $l,oou. The arrest of Jenkins was occoin pljshed only after Chlcf of Police Pey ton advanced on him with a drawn re volver. According to the statement of offic ers and Bonner, who was assaulted by Jenkins, it seems that Jenkins went to Bonner's place of business, a cafe on North High 'street, where he asked to borrow a dollar. Bonner told Jen kins that he .had no money. Jenkins left, and within: a Bhort time returned and with drawn revolver ordered those within the place to stand back, punctu ating -hia remark,s with .a couple of shots from a vicious looking six inch barrelled revolver. He then lootod the cash drawer and pointed the gun at Bonne according to. the negro's state ment, and threatoned to kill him. Bonner took to Jiis heels, fleeing to the polico station with Jenkins in pur suit, "At the police, etation Jenkins found Constable W. J. Goad, who is justvut of bed from a recent accident, in which 4he suffered broken bones, in charge. Jenkins leveled his gun on Mr. Goad, who was unarmed, and forc ed him to sit down telling him that ho was going to kill him, repeating the threat several times. Playing for time Mr. Goad kept talk ing to him while he waited for Chief Peyton to return to the station. With in a fow moments Chief Peyton ap peared ill' tho door. Jenkins whirled on, Chief Peyton as he attempted to eiiter .the(door, and with his gun point ed, demanded that tho officer stand back, f ;Chief Peyton wlthdmy .out of sight, Wow his own revolver and with the drop ,on Jenkins advanced to the door, tfciyiandihg ihat he drQp.hlargun. JenkiflsVthps-Bald ikVtf emw.. ed, "Yoti can 'take me how, Mr.1 Pey ton." fie was locked "up charged with being drunk and disorderly until pther charges were later; preforBod. v. i ' Up . until, this time Constable Goad has not, preferred charges for the as sault made upon him. i ; ' Several months ago Jenkins on a. drunken spree, entered- Hardison s restaurant with drawn pistol, the one which he used yesterday, and creaied considerable excitement. He drew a heavy fine for this. He will be bound over to the grand jury on the charge of highway robbery and possibly other charges. " i . : COTTON CONFERENCE BE HELD MAY 16 MEETING AT WASHINGTON FOR PURPOSE OF ERADICATING PINK BOLL WEVIL. ' 2, -- The United States department of agriculture " is issuing a call for a conference of persons ' und interests related to tho cotton industry to lie held, in Washington MMay 16. Tho pur pose of the conference is to consider how best to protect the cotton indus try against the pink, boll worm, tho most dangerous of cotton pests. This pest entered the United States from Mexico in the fall of 1917, ap pearing first in Texas. Prompt meas ures were taken -to beat it back and about $2,000,000 have' already been expended by the federal government. With the complete co-operation of tho states invaded there seemed to be a fair chance of eradicating the in sect. Unfortunately the state of Tex as has failed to provida for such ade quate and control 'work as is regard ed absolutely necessary by the scien tists of ' the department of agricul ture and, because of this lack of full co-operation, there is now great dan ger that the pet will be disseminated throughout Texa3, which means', in course of time, throughout the cotton belt. ' The department is now considerins quarantine measures which will chock the invasion from Texas to the great est possible extent, and the purpose of the conference is to consult with delegates from other states interested before taking definite action. A form of pumice stone has been discovered in Japan, which csn b used in concrete for boat building. making a concrete as strong, but 'o per cent, lighter than the ordinary kind.