The Monroe News-Star from Monroe, Louisiana on October 31, 1925 · Page 1
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Ntwi la largely a matter of time. Today’s news is etale tomorrow. The Monroe News-Star is on the street two boars earlier than any competitor and contains late afternoon events which are not published in any other newspaper circulated in Monroe before the text morning. ft t Ifflouroe itéras» b’ ULL LBA8KI) \\ I K. A ÿSIM' i A T 15 D B It ES« S E It V I 0 E THE WEATHER Tonight. and Sunday, generally fair P'‘"tion; probably near the coast; pr the interior if elea; temperature Sunday lowly ri Vol.. XXXIII.— no . 202. Published Daily (Except Sunday) li y Newa-Star Pttbliahieg Co.. Ltd. MONROE. LOUISIANA, SATURDAY. OCTOBER 31, 1025 . Entered as Second-Class Matter June 1, 1909, at Monroe Postpfi.ce PRIEE FIVE CENTS GRAY FOUND GUIL1Y BUT ESCAPES GALLOWS King Winter Brings up Re-inforcements in Icy Invasion of Southland A JUST A FIB ATLANTA. Oct. 31. (Fy A. P.)~ Dixie continued today to muster her forces to repeal another invader from the North- king winter—who brought up reinforcements during the night ¡n shape of snow, his hcadliest n! , *0 far as the South . is concerned. i he defenders, made up of every ^ man, woman and child, in the usually balmy region, were employing every weapon available to stand their ground against the enemy. Furnaces, overcoats, open fires, blankets, ho< ^ water bottles and red flannels were I employed to offset the rigors of the | uneven warfare. I Virginia was the pf,,icipal battlefield, while skirmishes were being fought in Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas, where snow reserves had been brought up and were being used with telling effect. Southern Alabama, the Mississippi coast end extreme northwestern Florida were at grips with common, bonest-to.goodness everyday harrf- dowr cold weather, while northerly gal"1- and overcoat weather was forecast for the Atlantic coast from Sandy Hook to Cape Hatteras. The invader had the odds lost r gbt at Little Pock and Memphis, «here at 8 o’clock official thermometer readings placed »he temperature at 30 and 32 degrees, respectively. Colonel J. Pluvius was to attack in Virginia, N'orth and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and east Texas today, SEABOARD HARD MIT BY COLD NEW YORK, Oct. 51. -(By A. P.) -October snow and are being experienced by a large portion of the Atlantic senboard following similar conditions in the mid-west. Football- fields as far south as Tennessee' vere *now covered today. Erriy snow records were brokcn in Connecticut but heavier snowfalls were reported in Washington and' Virginia. An inch and a half in New Haven. Conn., was the heaviest •♦here in 62 years, hut Washington puds*- « mm Virginia ¡ijut a * • neb ^»now.'all, the earliest since 1870. Tnen further south in CharltPtes- v He., four inches of snow forced p tpon^ment of a football game be. tween til* University of Virginia and Randolph Macop* ‘ Ha ' not a^Bjriy or October 10 al,the York record 5 clrly snow Yesterday’s flakes ’" , iave done it by piling up two -#» deep, if they had not, melted, ¡me parts of Pennsylvania Heigh* ■ re brought out. Salvaging oi the wrecked submarine S-51 off Block Island, Rhode island, had to be suspended because cr high seas and the blinding flakes. Warmer weather is predicted for tomorrow. An abatement of low tcm- i itures already is working its way ast . I'LAINTIFF LOSES IN SUIT AGAINST CATHOLIC PRIEST DYING WORDS OF GIRL, EVIDENCE USED IN COURT SMILES WHEN JURY DECIDES FOR LENIENCY Five-Hour Deliberation Brings Verdict in Assault Case. Witches Will Rule Tonight Vnnittcd to be Read j FARMER ON STAND iu Case Against . , “ T" c, , f lx - . Accused Denies Ston ot D. . Stephenson Daughter: Defense Alibi Fails. NOBLESVILLE, Ind.. Oct. 9t.— ‘ (By A. P.)—Madge Oberholtzer’s 1 dying declaration was admitted in j evidence today at the trial of D. C. Stephenson, Earl Klenrk and Ear! Gentry in connection with her death after Judge Will Sparks had ruled out seven sections of the document, j The de^pnse objpction*. which covered virtue Hy the entire text of the statement except that part in which : he told of taking her son, were sustained as to those seven sections, the longest containing three sentences and the shortest only a brief clause. The court held in ! most of the instances where dele, tion were made that, they were the conclusion of the witness and were I . incompetent. SEVEN MILLIONS INVOLVED IN BIG U. S. FRAUD TRIAL Readjustment- of Cotton Seed Schedule Denied at Session. Attorneys Cranted Move for Appeal to State Supreme Court. l.AKF: CHARLES, La., Oct. 31.— v A. P.) A decision that "the nands of the plaintiff be and they • dismissed and rejected at his ¡t” was handed down today by jge Jerry Cline in the $25,000 dams suit, instituted by J. Edmund tts against Father Hubert Cramers stor of the Church of the Immacu- c Conception and tried in district art Wednesday. immediately after the judgment ri been announced by the court, win F .Gayle, attorney for Matts *d for and was granted an appeal fh'i state supreme court, return!e on or before December 15. Bond ■ the appeal was fixed by Judge me at $250. Before appealing the rision. Attorney Gayle waived the hr to ask for a new trial. Mthough the court room was ¡wded during the trial, there was lv a handful of spectators present en the court announced its deci- m. Attorneys for both sides heard ; decision, but Matts and Father amers were absent at the time. LAKE CHARLES GROWS. LAKE CHARLES, Oct. 31.— Build- ng permits for the, first ten months f 1925 passed the half million dol- ar mark with the issuing of per- lits totaling $131,174 during October. Construction work started since the first of the year amounts to $523,641, including 80 new residences costing $207,000. River Stages. MISSISSIPPI: Memphis 12.3. fall 0.3. Virtsburg 19.2, rise 0.4. New Orleans 3.0, unchanged. RED: Shneveport 11.6, fall 9.2. ’evendUria 9.", fail 0.3. U ACUITA: 'am den 6.3, fall 1,1. nroe 11.8, fall 0.6. NEW YORK, Oct. 31.—(By A. P.) - For what the government regards a? a $7.000.000 fraud involving bribes totaling $441.069. prose« ution of Col. Thomas A". Miller, former alien property custodian, Is to be pressed vigorously, the department of justice announces. The government is ready for immediate trial after investigation of matters involving the American Metal Company, begun when Harry M. Daugherty ended his career as attorney general. The occurrences under fire were during the Harding administration. As the result of payment in cash and liberty bonds of $7,000,090 by the United States to agents of the two Merton brothers of Franlcforton, .Maine, the following disbursements were made by the brothers, it is charged: To John T. King, former republican national committeeman from Connecticut, $50,000, of which he paid the late Jcssc Smith $25,000. To Miller, Smith and King, $391,000 in liberty bonds after the brothers through agents were reimbursed by the United States for wartime seizure of stock of the American Metal Company. The charges arc without foundation in the view of Colonel Miller as expressed through his counsel. Miller is the lone American under indictment. King escapes prosecution by his testimony before the grand jury. The Merton brothers, two Swiss associates, and three corporations, two Swiss and one German, also arc under indictment. The foreign individuals indicted can escape personal prosecution by remaining abroad, but it is the expectation of the department of justice that the Merton brothers will come voluntarily and face trial because of their extensive interests in this country. ARKANSAS MAN KILLED IN FIRE ATSHREVEPORT Gas Heater Explosion Is Fatal; Futile Effort to Escape. SHREVEPORT, La, Oct. 31.—W. 11. Rogers, 87, of Portland, Ark., who was here visiting at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D. C. Tyler, was fatally burned this morning in an explosion which resulted when he struck a match to light gas in a'Mieatcr in his room, from which gas was accidentally escaping. When reached by a neighbor, Mr. Rogers was lying on the floor of his room r.ear a window, from which he is believed to have smashed panes in a desperate effort to escape from the flames. He died soon after renchi lg a hospital. SETS LIFE TERM Life imprisonment in the state penitentiary was the sentence j given Alvin Gray by Judge Percy , Sandel in district court this aft- j crnoon. Soon after court was opened at 2 p. m. Gray was called before Judge Sandel. “My Gray. you have been found guilty as charged without capital punishment.” said Judge Sandel. “Only one sentence can foil«»« this verdict—life imprisonment.” Gray nodded and took his seat, among the other prisoners who are to he arraigned t«»da> . ‘‘Guilty as charged without capital punishment” was the verdict reached by the jury in district court last night in the case of Alvin Gray, farmer, who is alleged to have criminally assaulted his 14-year-old daughter on or about September 20, 1925. Arugments by the defense and state's attorneys were completed shortly after 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon and the case was given to the jury scon after. About 7:30 o’rlork last night the jury returned to the courtroom for further instructions on the verdicts that could be returned. They were informed by the court that v'xU.iow. on.4, be reported en either one of five verdicts: guilty as charged, not guilty, guilty of assault with intent to rape, guilty of assault, or guiity as charged without capital punishment. Shortly after 9 o’clock the jury reported the latter verdict. The decision evidently pleased Gray, as his mouth broadened into a deep grin while the verdict was being read. The farmer took the witness stand in his own defense yesterday and »¡enicd the accusing testimony of his daughter, son and wife, the latter having made a trip from the hospital w-here she is confined to testify for the state. The defense also attempted to establish an alibi that Gray was not at his home on the day when the crime is said to have occurred. The following sentences were imposed by Judge Percy Sandel in district court yesterday: Louis Long, negro, 10 to 12 years in state penitentiary for manslaughter. Jacob Hester, negro, 12 months in jail for larceny. Ben Thomas, negro, 20 years in state penitentiary for manslaughter. Jim Summerlin, negro, one year to 18 months in penitentiary for lying in wait. Willie Johnson, negro, 10 to 12 years in state penitentiary for forgery. G. P. Gossett, white. 18 months to two years in state penitentiary for burglary. Charles Gates, negro, one year to 15 months in state penitentiary for larceny. Sam Rush, negro, 10 to 12 years in state penitentiary for robbery. Jesse McDaniels, white, six months in jail for cutting with intent to kill. All of the prisoners mentioned above were convicted during th*e present term of district court here. Among those to be sentenced today are W. E. Poulan, of West Monroe, who was found guilty of shooting with intent to kill, and Alvin Gray, farmer, who was found “guilty as charged without capital punishment” for an alleged criminal assault upon his 14-year_old daughter. HALLOWE’EN WIDOWS OF SLAIN MEN SUE IN COURT Lake Charles Women Ask for $ 12.0(H) 1 )amages In Suit. MURDER CASE RESULT Ned H ai •vey Now Under Heath Sentence for ( "rime. BOMBARDMENT; OF DAMASCUS BRINGS MOVE French High Command IA Recalled to Paris % for Explanation. RUMOR ATROCITIES Sarrail Tpnores Teleprant Sent hr Cabinet: to Piare ( ivilian. Hobgoblins and Ghosts of Ancient Times Make Their 1925 Pilgrimage By the Associated Press Ghostly spirits »»ill take form, spooks and goblins will abound and witches will rule the universe tonight while pranksters lifi gates and per- fortn «Ah«*r 8890 BALES OF COTTON GINNED IN PARISH TO OCT. 18 IX CRUCIAL GAME. BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 31.—(By A. p.! Championship hopes of the local high school eleven hinges on the game here today with Patterson high school. The local team last week eliminated Homer from the running, and Patterson is rounted a* one of the strongest elevens on the local high eleven card. t ta Report Shows More than Double Figures of 1924. Nearly nine thousand bales of cotton had been ginned in this parish upto October 18 last—eight thousand eight hundred and ninety, to he exact—according to a report of the census bureau of the U. S. government, just received. A year ago a this time, there had been baled just four thousand and thirty bales, showing more than double the volume of this year over the year of 1924. A considerable portion of the crop •till remains to be h*rveited. braticn of Hallowe’en. For centuries October 31 has been a day when the ghosts, spirits, witches and supernatural claimed the day. Far back in the pages of history arc found legends connected with the observance of Hallowe’en. Today, a modern world will observe it in a way not far different from thp original observance. The name “Hallowe’en” means hallowed or holy evening. Originally it was the day of Autumna Festival corresponding to May Day, the spring festival, but early peasant superstition robbed the holiday of its original meaning and surrounded it with the delightful mystery of ghosts, witches, spirits and hobgoblins. And because of these superstitious notions, Hallowe’en appeals to the public fancy, the old joining with the young jn it; jolly celebration. Legends handed down through the centuries say the ancient Druids had a great autumn festival which began at midnight of October 31 and lasted throughout November 1. And among other thing«, they believed that on this night -he great lord death, Saman, called together all the wicked souls that had been condemned within the past twelve months to inhabit the bodies of animals. Because of the wicked spirits that prowled about on this night they lighted huge bonfires and kept sharp lookout. One authority says “It is unquestionably from the Druids that we derive the belief that witches and ghosts walk abroad on Hallowe’en, a belief still prevalent among the rural people of Europe Another feature of our celebration of Hallowe’en had its origin in the Roman festival on that day to honor Pomona. Nuts and apples were roasted before great bonfires. This custom has"* lasted until the present day in some sections. Originally Hallowe’en was simple and was almost wholly confined to the church. But the lower classes took a keen interest in the ceremonies and from them emanated weird tales of spirits and goblins that were circulated among them. The tales took root and spread and it became a widespread notion that spirits, ghot and witeheoakrforehelyeldlars ghosts and witches walked abroad on Hallowe’en. Peasants began gathering together on October 31 and built great bonfires to keep the spooks and goblins away, telling in hushed tones weird and fantastic stories while their hearers shuddered and cast frightened glances into the shadows. To temper their fears, the peasants feasted. They brought to the fires their stores of apples and nuts and in their hands the festival that was meant to he simply an autumn festival became perverted. Instead of being hallowed to autumn, the evening became one hallowed to witches, goblins and to the supernatural. Young girls, suiting the holiday to their own hopes, decided that this was the one night on which they might be permitted to look into the future and see their future affinity. From this grew many fanciful customs. In medieval England, the roasting of nuts on Hallowe’en became very popular, becoming so closely associated with the festival that it began to be known as “Nutcrack Night.” The custom of “ducking” for apples probably had its origin in England as the custom was popular in medieval England. The legend? and superstitions surrounding tho night are legion, all having their growth in the superstitious m’ri'U of tb<> peasantry ef Europe hundreds of years ago. The black cat, being the traditional coiap-vnion of witches, is everj present on Hallowe’en. The pumpkin is simply a symbol of the har- , vest the making of Jack O’lanterns i from them probably bein gthe out- * growth of the witch superstitition and made to scare them away. Stealing gates, chairs, buggies *nd others objects movable a popular Hal­ lowe'en prank, is a relic of the time when gates and gate-posts disappeared and were said to have been stolen by the evil spirits. NOVEMBER 1 WILL SEE MILK PRICE RAISED IN CITY LAKE CHARLES, La., Oct. 31.— ! (By A. P.- Mrs. John Springer, of Lake Charles, and Mrs. A. A. Byrd, of Tort Arthur, Texas, whose husbands were si ot to death by Ned Harvey at Johnson’s Bayou, Cameron parish, on the night of January 1, last, have started civil proceedings in district court to recover, $12,000 from the Rosenthal Brown Fur Company, for whom the two men were - orking when they were killed. The widows allege in their petitions that their husbands were en- 1 gaged in hazardous occupation and that they arc entitled to recover insurance under the provisions of the i S workmen’s compensation act of 1924. The suit was brought against the Calcasieu Nati)ial Bank of Southwest L uisiaaa in its capacity as receiver for the Rosenthal Brown Fur Company . Ned Harvey, who was indicted for tM murder of John Springer, is now being held !n the parish jail under death sentence. Hi? case is pending in the supreme court. Each of the widows ask $6,000. It was stated in the petitions that the j fur company and the insurance com- j pany had refused to pay the widows “any amount whatsoever.” - o-------------- “Honest Injuui' I’m single. Didn’t mean it whea I said 1 was married to Teddy Hayes,” said Dorothy Appleby, of stage fame. Hayes for. merly attended to the secretarial duties of ilr. William Harrison Dempsey, of prize ring fame. OIL AND GAS DAY DRAWS MANY TO SHREVEPORT FAIR Bijr Down-town Parade Is Opening Feature of Todav's Fun. LA. COMMISSION GIVES DECISIONS ON RATE CASES Government to Push Its Case Held Against Foreigners. Shortage Given as Cause; Big Herd Today Is I>eing Sold. C. C. Beddles, manager of the Central Creamery Company, which concern is declared to handle through the South Grand street plant and affiliated local dairies half of the milk supply of the city, stated today that starting November I the concern will allow the 40 cents a gallon that was yesterday demanded by local dairymen selling their sup- ! ply to the company named. This will mean, stated Mr. Beddles, that the wholesale price of milk will be advanced to 50 cents, against 50 cents a gallon, as prevailing up to j this time. •In retail milk the price will in all probability be advanced to nine cents a pint and 18 cents a quart. Fifteen cents a quart has bren the price for several years at this j creamery. The management of this creamery . stated that they called up Bogalusa, Dallas, Texarkana and many other cities yesterday in an effort to obtain if possible an added supply of milk to be shipped in here, but that . each place stated that they could , not meet their own demands at this time. Dairymen who have recently re- [ turned from the vicinity of Detroit, | Mich., state that the price prevailing ; this summer in and about Detroit and in all the mid-west has been about 18 to 22 cents a quart, and ! that dairymen have in many cases abandoned the business, which failed to pay expenses. The herd of the Travelers* Rest, ; one of the large local dairies, is , today being disbanded. Of the stork of 36 cows, 20 are to be shipped to Shreveport, 10 have been sold to a party In Columbia, and the re. maining six arc to be sold to a Monroe man. “Our price for retail milk has been 13 cent? a quart or two quarts for 25 cents,” stated the manager of the Monroe milk station today. “There is a decided shortage of milk and prolably sufficient reason to raise the price?, hut we shail. for the present at least, continue to sell for the price* tiut now prevail.” A SHREVEPORT, La., Oct. 31.—(By A. P.)—The Louisiana public service commission made unexpectedly short work of its docket here yesterday, disposing of 20 eases. Eleven cases were continued. The commission adjourned Friday afternoon. The petition of railroads to can. cel the old “schooner” freight rates between New Orleans and Lake Charles was one of the hardest contested cases, and was taken under advisement by the commission after lengthy testimony had been offered. The rate, the railroads claimed, was instituted several years ago in order to compete with schooners operating between Galveston and Lake Charles. Since the rate has had increases but is today too low in preparation with rates between other points in Louisiana. Interests in Lake Charles protested to the change in the rate. Most of the cases of importance affecting the Shreveport territory were continued or taken under advisement. Material reductions in rates on agricultural limestone, nitrate of soda and fertilizer com. pounds was asked in petitions of the Louisiana Farm Bureau, Southern Mineral Company and Shreveport Chamber of Commerce. Though issuing not an order, the commission indicated that reductions would be granted on some of these items. The Shreveport Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the Thomas Ogilvie Hardware Company case on rates between Shreveport and Haynesville was withdrawn. The application of the Tcxas- Louisiana Tariff Bureau for readjustment of rates on cottonseed and cottonseed products between points in Louisiana was denied. The entire commisaion, composed of Huey P. Long, chairman; Shelby Taylor and Francis Williams, were present at the hearing. NO TRUST ACTION NOW*. WASHINGTON, Oct. 31.—(By A. P.)—The federal trade commission was advised today by its chief examiner, Milliard F. Hudson, that no action at this time was required of it in the plans for merger of the General Baking Company, Ward Baking Corporation, and the Continental Baking Corporation. FOOTBALL First period: Army 0, Y'ale 0. Second quarter: Y'ale 7, Army 0. ; First period: Brown 0, Dart, mouth 0. Second period: Dartmouth 7. Brown 0. First period: West Virginia 2. j Washington and Lee 0. Second period: Harvard 0, Wi!- liam andd Mary 7. Final: Yale Freshmen 17, Hanover 0. ----------- 0 ■ ■ .....— V. X Js. A m SHREVEPORT, La.. Oct. 31.—(By A. P.)Today i? being celebrated at the State Fair as oil and gas industry day, and thousands of representatives of the oil and gas interests of Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas, many of them coming by spe. cia! trains and delegations, and several companies bringing their bands along, are here to participate in the ft’Sti,itifs, Th.* piogran* provided foe a street parade downtown as the opening feature, to be followed by special demonstrations at the fair grounds, including mass band concerts with a dozen or more bands participating. One of the most interesting sights the oil and gas men found upon reaching the fair grounds was a miniature oil including derricks, rigs, tanks %n i various other oil field equipment installed at heavy cost by the industry as an exhibit throughout the period of the fair. The demonstration today was made especially to call attention to the magnitude and the importance of the oi! and gas industry, which provides for much revenue for public improvements, as well as providing indispensable products for public welfare. Today also is being celebrated a? New Orleans day, and for this part of the program Mayor Martin Behr- raar», of New Orleans, and a delegation of New Orleans people arc here, having arrived this morning. Thousands of football fans also are in Shreveport for the annual game this afternoon at the State Fair stadium between the Louisiana Tigers and the Arkansas Razorback . The healthiest child in Louisiana who i? a member of a boys’ or girls’ club will be picked from the winners of parish health examinations by the Louisiana State Board of Health, which Monday will start ex. animation of contestants at the department’s booth at the Louisiana State v’air grounds agricultural building. The club children who scored high est in health examinations in the parishes will compete in this examination, and the Louisiana winner will represent the state at the national health contest to be held in Chicago in December. Iberia parish won first place for appearance of its exhibit in the parish fair contest. In being awarded this honor it has 50 per cent of the points used in judging the parish exhibits, the other points applying to quality of exhibits to be judged later for determining the championship agricultural parish. R. V’. St. Dizier is Iberia parish demonstration agent, and Miss Olive Davidson home demonstration agent in charge of the exhibit. Tensas parish ran second on effectiveness and decoration, Rapides third and others in the following order: Franklin. Beauregard, Washington, Bossier, Richland, West Carroll, La Salle, Ouachita, Madison and Granf. Judge? were E. Gentry, Mr?. J. O Mooshurg and G. E. Adams of east Texas countie?. - o-------------Purdue Is Outweighed in Clash with Maroon CHICAGO, Oct. 31.- IV A. P > — Outweighed an average of 16 pounds to a man, Purdue meets Chicago today hopeful of reversing history by winning in spite of odds and crushing the Maroon tit!? aspirations. The Boiler makers have wen three and tied one of 29 games played. Resides the dI»advantages in bulk. Purdue'.? list of casuals includes Captain Harases:»* and UluJ- ders. PARIS, Oct. 31,—fBy A PA Gen-/ oral Sarrail, France’s high eommi»-* sio er in Syria, who has been reticent with regard to the*reccnt fighting in Syria and especially Rsms«J ru«, which underwnet a severe bombardment, ha? been ordered home hr,• thf> government to furnish full ex*l planation of the situation. Ho will r>of return to his post. a decision ha? been reached by Pre-* : mier Painleve and his cabinet theS instead of a military commissioner^ a civilian henceforth will take up th*1 , task of supervising the mandated ter ! ritory. j The French cabinet for severak} day? has been perturbed over the^ representation reaching it from Am-I crican and British official source»: regarding the bombardment of Dam-, ascus by the French artillerists from ] October 18 to 20. Lengthy descrpitions were given in.1 these report.? of amazing and extra A ordinary incidents accompanying th«1 shelling. The British consul in Dam-f ascus in his report to the Brit-J ish government, described “atroci : ties” by General Sarrajl’s regims ! j The French authorities have not , endeavored to hide their displeasure { over the trouble between the French ] and Syrian tribesmen. Before an- i nouncement was made last evening that General Sarrial was to be re- I called that was a direct indication that this would he the culmination j of the killing of great numbers of populace of Damascus and the razing of a large part of the city by the shells of the French guns. The anger of the cabinet is said Jto have been increased by the fact that S a r n i 1 v . -t u a U v " <■.- •? o r ’ d n :*!•*- gran» demanding from him a full report. A short dispatch saying he had mailed a report last Tuesday and that this should arrive in Paris » in a day or two was his reply. PREMIER PAINLEVE GIVES STATEMENT ON FRENCH FINANCE PARIS, Oct. 31 . —(By A. P.—The Matin print? a long statement from Premier Painleve today, outlining the financial measures which he hope.? to submit to parliament within a week. These include neither forced consolidation nor a moratorium for national defense bonds, the principal feature being a sinking fund provided from the proceeds of special tax, principally on accumulated wealth and consequently completely and permanently independent of the regular budget resources. Meanwhile former Minister of F - nence Caillaux and Loui.? L. Kiotz, who also is an ex-finance minister, have become candidates for membership in the financial committee of the. senate. Great importance is attached to t1 e election as it will provide the first indication of the present attitude of the upper house toward a capital tax, as both Caillaux and Kiotz oppose it. Population of Atlanta Prison 2,872 on Oct. 15 ATLANTA, Oct. 31.—(By A. P.)— The population of the United States penitentiary here on October 15 wa< 2,872, says the November number of Good Words, the prison paper, ju> issued. Between September 1 and October 15, 241 new prisoners were received and one was returned from escape. There were no returns from parole nor transfers from other prisons. Disbursements for the same peri »d follow: Expirations of sentence, 211; by order of U. S. court, 3; by commutation, 2: transferred to other institutions, 49: escape, none, pardoned. none; paroled, 30; died. !. The last register number at th<* close of, the period number was 20,881. McCray Uses Jail Paper to Broadcast His Cause ATLANTA. Oct. 31. By A. P.) - The first year of Warren T. McCray, former governor of Indians, as an inmate of the United States penitentiary, has just come to i close. Governor McCray, who is editor of Good Words, the prison paper, marked the passing of h s initial mile stone with an editorial in the November number just issued, in which he declared he believed he has done his duty sinci entering the institution. The former Hoosler govern*? alrfb touched lightly on the upheaval in the prison management last year which resulted in the conviction of former Warden Albert Sartain and the acquittal of former Deputy War‘ dta Looufy «. Fitteher ttriutf.

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