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Laurel Leader (Newspaper) - May 4, 1916, Laurel, Mississippi f r ii if MISl THE FUTURE GREAT Evening Except Sunday OFFICIAL PAPER OF AND JONES VOL. NO. 201 MAY 4, 1916 ASSOCIATED PRESS STATE BAR UNCLE SAM'S GREATEST AERO BATTLE CRUISER WITH Judge Stone Of Makes a A KEEPS If HOUR Convention It Declared One of Most Successful In History Of Big The eleventh annual convention of the Mississippi State Bar Association was brought to a glorious close last night with the at the Hotel Prominent lawyers and judges from various sections of the state declare the Laurel convention to have been one of the most successful ever held by the bar The visitors were entertained royally and members of the local bar are to be congratulated on the mariner in which they handled the big It is safe to say that not a man who attended the banquet last night will ever forget Judge Stone Deavours ana Thomas proprietor of the saw to it that Future would always h be fondly remembered by the leading r of the The fact that banquet was not over till 1:30 a. m. and that all the grots remained for the last moment is sufficient proof that it was a most enjoyable were eloquent toasts by of the most prominent ' attor rieys in Mississippi and which but it remained for a Laurel Judge Stone to put on the It was after midnight when Judge Deavours was called upon to respond to the but for an hour or more he held the closest attention of his audience and was given ovation after He was frequently interrupted by the applause and everyone present seemed sorry when he Absent might more properly have been the subject of Judge as that was what he and in socti an style of humor that the great was kept in an uproar of ter throughout the time he was More than one hundred members the bar attended the It was almost exclusively a legal only two specially invited guests and the Leader staff being present in addition to the It was near ten o'clock when the doors were thrown and the lawyers filed into the banquet ablaze with light and decorated with gorgeous bouquets of brilliant red Big round tables at each of which twelve were seated comfortably were laden the Pinehurst china and The menu was I faultless and it was served without ' Judge B. of ex-president of the state bar presided bb He interspersed his introductory marks about each speaker with witty stories appropriate to The first toast and was responded to by T. of New who is a native He paid a glowing tribute to his native state and the ope of his adoption and made some interesting remarks about the farence between the laws of the two ( were mention of Mississippi a warming glow through mv ' he its sacred soil I first saw the light of day and my playmates and associates for on the soil of When the tocsin of war sounded I shouldered my musket and went forth to her against the foe from the ' It is not strange that I should love There is not a freer state in the It is the favorite home of all that is noble in mankind - of for Leflore ww to to the Lawyer and fka He urged the lawyers to politics for the good of the like a must flow This monster war feet long and 40 feet wide and equipped with two 120 horsepower is Uncle Sam's newest army air The aero weighs about two tons and can curry nine or ten Roy Francis piloted the new ship in its air flight trials at GERMAN ANSWER TO U. S. NOTE IS EXPECTED TODAY Ambassador Gerard Says He Expects Germany To Hand Him ELLISVILLE PROPOSES TO ISSUE SCHOOL BONDS Associated May 4.-A brief massage from Ambassador ard in reached Secretary Lansing this It was the first word from the ambassador since last The dispatch contained no information regard ing Germany's reply to the United Secretary Lansing Unofficial advices said that Ambasador Gerard would be handed the German reply Secretary Lansing said the dispatch stated that Ambassador Gerard expected to receive Germany's reply throughout the If the would discharge his duty to the state he must see to it so far as the courts do their This is a day of criticism of the courts and or and the We hear people speak of the delay of the that the innocent sometimes suffer for the that the rich have the advantage of the poor and that the guilty go free of It is no wonder that the people criticize the ii people have confidence in the national congress and our state legislatures are largely composed of Members of the bar shape public If there are defects in our jurisprudence the people look to the bar for We have too many We heed fewer laws and better As members of the we owe it to tho integrity of the profession and to the state we serve to offer inducements so that the ablest and of the profession will offer themselves as candidates for the It would be wise economy for Mississippi to Increase the salaries of the judges so as to always he able to command the best talent on It js the patriotic duty of our profession to cept public office when we especially as members of the Hon. James D. of district attorney for Warren responded to the Lord of He said he wanted to the fact that the lawyer is the most portant man in the but that it was npt necessary to prove it to the as they already knew it. He also included the judges in his saying he had some judges who were also when the supreme court handed down a decision M his he decided that the judges were not only but eminent Mr. Thames paid a glowing tribute to the concluding withi the statement that lawyer is most powerful man world and the greatest benefactor of Hon. W. of spoke to the More or His talk was witty and and as he said at the beginning of his the funnier he got the more serious it was to the He referred to lawyers as make their living by the sweat of their He said he had had considerable experience in addressing judges and perhaps teas experience in addressing or ho as a legal is used in documents describing the site of a parcel of May 4;-The mayor and of aldermen took steps towards issuing municipal bonds last night for the purpose of repairing and improving the public school building The board of supervisors are in session here this week but so far they have not transacted any thing out of the The revival services at the Methodist church here closed last The services have been running for some twenty days and a groat revival has been Rev. W. Hogg of has been doing the Mr. Hogg has made a wonderful impression on the people and has clone a great PRIZES FOR BEST CLEAN-UP EFFORT GIVEN Judges Will Make Their Inspections Saturday To Decide Inspection of the various sections of the city which have been competing for prizes in connection with the clean up campaign will be this and the prizes will be awarded next Great improvement has been made out the city during the past few weeks due to the general campaign to make Laurel the cleanest city in the and the anticipate some difficulty in deciding just what block or section is the Judges lor the colored districts are Mrs. Mrs. Church and Mrs. Judges lor the white districts are Mrs. Charles Mrs. P. Rumble and Miss Ivy Judges for i the vacant lots are W. P. F. G. Wisner and Stewart M. IS WELCOME CRY TO BE HEARD FRIDAY City League Opens The Local Baseball Season MEX. AGREEMENT SATISFACTORY IS Provides That American Troops May Use the Mexican SOLDIERS WILL STAY IN MEXICO Co-operation Promised By Carranza Troops In Hunting Villa Bandits in North He said it with propriety be applied to members of the who he classified into city lawyers and country are confronted in the southland with a lay of transition and also a day of The great day of opportunity and prosperity is opening in our The lawyer must do his In our participation in this day of it behooves the members of the profession to keep bright and pure and holy its and to hold sacred and inviolate its Judge Stone Deavours responding to the was given a great ovation of applause after his opening when he solemnly declared best friend a lawyer ever so far as I and the best friend a lawyer will ever so far as I is the absent His remarks appealed especially to the barristers and tho applause at times was almost a subject witness means little to the With a lawyer the value of witnesses and he will them into two the witness present and the witness I want to pay a tribute of respect and long-standing admiration to the absent The absent witness is a material Just as sure as the sun the case you lost in the supreme court was decided wrong and ilo other witness can prove facts - especially necessary to the of justice hut the absent i absent witness differs from the present The immense Amount of information locked up in Tomorrow afternoon ut three the first baseball gun of season in Laurel will be The extensive plans and preparations for the much touted City league have come to a close and the will have to show the quality of their steel At 3 o'clock the first game of the will be called at the West End It is expected that the Rev. W. G. Hogg T. Weber Wilson will act as but who will be honored with the privilege of throwing the customary first ball over the plate on Plans were closing of all the stores in consideration of the games but the fact that the rural patrons of the Laurel stores would be inconvenienced by this action the proprietors and managers of the various business places agreed to keep open but suggested that it would be possible for a large majority of the salespeople to go to the games the few hours in the Had it been possible for the stores to close the day would probably have been a holiday by the The public schools are and attention is centered on the election and baseball rather than A baseball parade headed by the band and the baseball teams in their natty new uniforms will lead the way to the The of the have not been given out by the different managers although of the candidates for positions were published one week ago in accordance with the rules of the U is that West End and Ellisville will put up a red hot Both teams are old and well Both the Daily Leader and the Laurel Light & contend to have winning and as these players are old and well this game is expected to be anything but a second Associated May 4.-General Scott's report on the conference with General was before Wilion It was characterised by officials as It is understood that the agrement provides for ths use of Mexican railways and sets no definite time for the withdrawal of the American It proposes that the Americans will not go farther south and provides for the co-operation of the American and forces against this RATIFICATION AWAITED El May 4.-Ratification of the tentative agrement reached by Generals Scott and Obregon still awaits acceptance by President Wilson for the settlement of questions Advices received in Juarez indicated Carranza's acceptance of the terms of the A dispatch from General Pershing states that rancher near San Mex. and his Mexican were murdered Saturday night because he acted as a scout for the The dispatch did not state whether or not Holly was an Von Buelow Is To Be New Foreign Minister CIVIL POPULATION EVACUATES IS NOW REPORTED Capital of Lorraine Is One of the Strongest Forts In PRINCE VON News dispatches from Berlin indicate that Prince von the former imperial chancellor of will succeed Herr von as foreign The resignation of the latter is said to be COUNTS COST OF SANITARY CLOSET IN HUMAN LIVES Dr. H. G. McCormick Addresses Open Letter To the IS NORTH OF LINE EAST OF VERDUN French On Offensive In Verdun Vicinity Claim Important Advances On the German Vote for Hospital Bond Issue at City May 5 the absent witness ofttimes startles the trial judge and the fact that the absent witness is allowed to run around loose is Judge Deavours continued his tribute to the absent witness for an telling in a delightfully humorous way of the experience of lawyers with absent which the lawyers understood was usually a mythical John of was the last speaker on the and owing to the lateness of the hour Mr. Allen confined his to a few short stories taken from his experience at the which started 41 years ago in Wednesday after the final session of the bar the visitors were taken in automobiles and special street cars to the big lumber where many of them for the first time saw the operation of such The Laurel Light and Railway company donated a big car for the trip to the Marathon the rain having made the roads too heavy to use automobiles for that part of the ij in TODAY'S COTTON MARKET Open Close 19.40 18.48- 8 48,19 1M94Q Laurel citizens will vote at the city hall May on tho proposition for the city to issue in bonds for the Mississippi Charity created by the last ] The polls open at 9 o'clock in the morning and will remain open until fl o'clock tomorrow The old registration will be used to ascertain those qualified to All those who favor the establishment of the hospital in Laurel are urged to go to the city hall and vote for the L. & N. President Refuses To Answer I. C. C. Questions Associated May 4.-President Milton of the Louisville and Nashville testifying today at the Interstate Commerce investigation of the road's passes issued and its political declined to answer questions concerning the road's campaign contributions in and Tho counsel said that ho would ask tho courts to compel Smith to Smith said that the regulation threatens to make railroads valueless to the owners and lead to government Correspondence purporting to have passed between Smith and the late President of the Southern concerning an alleged agreement to divide the south between the Louisville and Nashville railway and the Southorn was introduced by the In the correspondence the writers likened themselves to Cortez and of the new and met to divide one agreeing to take North America and one South did you come out on the division of the new Counsel Folk Southern got everything jt the Louisville and Nashville got Smith i Dr. H. G. in an opon letter to the people of declares that the cost of sanitary closets should not be counted in actual cash but in human The letter the clean-up campaign now in great stress has been laid sanitary clost ets throughout the As one of the preservers of tho public hoalth I cannot too strongly Urge property owners to construct such in accordance with an excellent ordinance regulating same and to do it without has been claimed that the expense of will fall heavily upon property but even if such be the case duty to their families and the community compels them to count the cost not in actual but in human As a matter of fact the expense would not exceed a few dollars and would be repaid in decreased Any man who is able own a home is able a sanitary and should be forced to do so as a matter of public Tho health board of the city should see that all closets are strictly are 1800 closets in Tho average type is a disease-producing the approach of warm weather every precaution should be taken to safeguard the One result of insanitary conditions is the spread dysentery and other To prevent worm it is necessary to prevent soil Dr. C. W. of the United Health Service and an authority on states that soil pollution should be made a punishable by fine or Sanitary closets will prevent soil The chief features of such un outhouse the floor extends under the seat und supports tubs or the portion holding the tubs is closed at the back by a lunged it is ventilated at the the ventilators being screened to keep out the seats should be provided with hinged The tub should huve a thin layer of dirt or sand on the bottom and contain some disinfectant or at least u solution of water and kerosene to keep insects the law and the exclusive use of sanitary closets would causo a big reduction and eradication of Immediate and radical reform in sanitary surroundings is. H. 0. - SPAIN SUPPORTS U. S. May 4.-Tho Spanish says a dispatch to the Temps from is disposed to support the policy of the United States regarding submarine warfare and if America asks neutral powers in general tto safeguard their rights Spain is willing to subscribe a general understanding with a view to preventing Germany from continuing the form of submarine warfare she heretofore Associated Mny 4.-Reuter's that information trustworthy has been received there that the capital of ' is being evacuated by the is rated as one of the world's very strongest It is about fifty miles north of the fighting line and forty miles east of NEARLY 200 DEATHS May 4.-It is officially announced that the number of deaths in Dublin hospitals as a result of the Irish rebellion is 188 including 66 James M. of New States minister to Santo hat been arrested in charged with complicity in the Irish FRENCH TAKE TRENCH May 4.-It is announced that the French ob in ono of tho German advanced posts south of Deadman's MORE TROOPS May 4.- Another contingent of Russian soldiers arrived here this and proceeded to the camp f at FRENCH ON Mny 4.-The French are continuing a counter offensive near Deadman's in the Verdun Paris reports Chat after the French captured German positions last night northwest of they continued to consolidating the positions No other notable infantry fighting is. reported on thu western | in the wood and there were bombardments elsewhere west of and in the Vaux It has been definitely established that only three leaders of the Irish rebellion have been James Connolly reported executed yesterday is a prisoner GREAVES IS GAME WARDEN FOR COUNTY OF May 4.-All eight county game to serve under the new game and fish created by the and headed by game and fish commissioner Z. A. have been 11. of is tho warden for Jones MRS. WHITE New May 4.-Mrs. a niece of Jefferson Davis and prominent in the social life of the white house when her uncle was secretary of died hero last NO SEPARATE May A telegram from Sofia characterizes as untrue the reports circulated that Bulgaria waa attempting to arrange a separate WEATHER ' for night and warmer in north and wast Friday Highest temperature yesterday 99 Lowest last night Precipitation ii
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