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   Laurel Leader (Newspaper) - May 4, 1916, Laurel, Mississippi                                f r ii if LAUREL, MISl THE FUTURE GREAT rtttlNT �6*tOAttoif ikooQ I_ Evening Except Sunday OFFICIAL PAPER OF LAtfRBL AND JONES COUNTY. VOL. XVI, NO. 201 LAUREL, MISS., THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1916 ASSOCIATED PRESS STATE BAR ASS'N UNCLE SAM'S GREATEST AERO BATTLE CRUISER WITH ABANQUET Judge Stone Deavours, Of Laurel, Makes .' a ,n A KEEPS LWl|irfeRS If     LAUCWii*& HOUR Lawyers' Convention It Declared One of Most Successful In History Of Big Organization. The eleventh annual convention of the Mississippi State Bar Association was brought to a glorious close last night with the bariifuet at the Hotel Pinehurst. 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 association. The visitors were entertained royally and members of the local bar are to be congratulated on the mariner in which they handled the big meeting. It is safe to say that not a man who attended the banquet last night will ever forget Laurel. Judge Stone Deavours ana Thomas Pountain, proprietor of the hotel, saw to it that "The Future Great" would always h be fondly remembered by the leading r ^barristers of the state. The fact that fv'^the 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 affair. There, were  eloquent  toasts   by of the most prominent ' attor rieys in Mississippi and . Louisiana' which were, enjoyed, but it remained for a Laurel resident, Judge Stone Deavours, to put on the climax. It was after midnight when Judge Deavours was called upon to respond to the toast, "Random Remarks" but for an hour or more he held the closest attention of his audience and was given ovation after ovation. He was frequently interrupted by the applause and everyone present seemed sorry when he concluded. "The Absent Witness" might more properly have been the subject of Judge Deav-ours'toast, as that was what he talk-edl^^t, and in socti an irrisistablc style of humor that the great gathering; was kept in an uproar of laugh* ter throughout the time he was speaking. . More than one hundred members of: the bar attended the banquet. It was almost exclusively a legal affair, only two specially invited guests and the Dnilv Leader staff being present in addition to the lawyers. It was near ten o'clock when the doors were thrown open, and the lawyers filed into the banquet hall,, ablaze with light and decorated with gorgeous bouquets of brilliant red carnations. Big round tables at each of which twelve were seated comfortably were laden .with the   Pinehurst   crystal, !l china and silverwear, The menu was I faultless and it was served without ?"   hitch.     '   ;� Judge iR, B. Campbell, of Green-,K (V^iUUi ex-president of the state bar as-l�* �ociation, presided bb toastmaster. He interspersed his introductory re* marks about each speaker with witty stories appropriate to each. The first toast "Louisiana and Mississippi" was responded to by Hon, T. Marshal! Miller, of New Orleans, who is a native Mississippian. He paid a glowing tribute to his native state and the ope of his adoption and made some interesting remarks about the dlf farence between the laws of the two states. ( "The were mention of Mississippi send* a warming glow through mv ' heart" he said. "On its sacred soil I first saw the light of day and my playmates and associates for .years re on the soil of Mississippi. When the tocsin of war sounded I shouldered my musket and went forth to defend, her against the foe from the ' north. It is not strange that I should love Mississippi. There is not a freer state in the union. It is the favorite home of all that is noble in mankind nuLfo womankind." ,(//\Hon. W: M, - Whittington, of Qr�#nwood, staj^jtenator for Leflore county, ww "ti&l jca��4 vp ul T. Weber Wilson will act as umpires, but who will be honored with the privilege of throwing the customary first ball over the plate depends, on the. visitors.      . Plans were afoot^forthe closing of all the stores in consideration of the games but owingjto 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 for, the few hours in the afternoon. Had it been possible for the stores to close the day would probably have been proclaimed; a holiday by the mayor. The public schools are closed, and attention is centered on the election and baseball rather than business. A baseball parade headed by the Lorno band and the baseball teams in their natty new uniforms will lead the way to the park. . The line-ups of the various/teams have not been given out by the different managers although the.names of the candidates for positions were published one week ago in accordance with the rules of the league. U is expected1 that West End and Ellisville will put up a red hot contest.. Both teams are old and well organized. Both the Daily Leader and the Laurel Light & , Railway, contend to have winning aggregations, and as these players are old and well known, this game is expected to be anything but a second rater. Associated Press. Washington, May 4.-General Scott's report on the conference with General Ouiogon was laid, before Rresident/ Wilion today. It was characterised by officials as satisfactory. It is understood that the agrement provides for ths use of Mexican railways and sets no definite time for the withdrawal of the American soldiers. It proposes that the Americans will not go farther south and provides for the co-operation of the American and Car-ranta forces against this bandits. RATIFICATION AWAITED El Paso, Texas. May 4.-Ratification of the tentative agrement reached by Generals Scott and Obregon still awaits acceptance by President Wilson for the settlement of questions involved. Advices received in Juarez indicated Carranza's acceptance of the terms of the agreement. A dispatch from General Pershing states that P.* H.-Holly, rancher near San Antonio, Mex. and his Mexican foreman, were murdered Saturday night because he acted as a scout for the Americans. The dispatch did not state whether or not Holly was an American. Von Buelow Is To Be New Foreign Minister CIVIL POPULATION EVACUATES METZ, IS NOW REPORTED Capital of Lorraine Is One of the Strongest Forts In World. PRINCE VON ftULOW News dispatches from Berlin indicate that Prince von Buelow, the former imperial chancellor of Germany, will succeed Herr von Jngow as foreign minister. The resignation of the latter is said to be imminent. COUNTS COST OF SANITARY CLOSET IN HUMAN LIVES Dr. H. G. McCormick Addresses Open Letter To the Public. IS NORTH OF LINE EAST OF VERDUN French On Offensive In Verdun Vicinity Claim Important Advances On the German Lines. Vote for Hospital Bond Issue at City Hall, Friday. May 5 the absent witness ofttimes startles the trial judge and the fact that the absent witness is allowed to run around , loose is surprising." Judge Deavours continued his tribute to the absent witness for an hour, telling in a delightfully humorous way of the experience of lawyers with absent witnesses, which the lawyers understood was usually a mythical person. "Private" John Alien, of Tupelo, was the last speaker on the program, and owing to the lateness of the hour Mr. Allen confined his toast, "Reminiscences" to a few short stories taken from his experience at the bar, which started 41 years ago in Iuka. Wednesday afternoon, after the final session of the bar association, the visitors were taken in automobiles and special street cars to the big lumber mills, where many of them for the first time saw the operation of such plants. The Laurel <. Light and Railway company donated a big car for the trip to the Marathon mill, the rain having made the roads too heavy to use automobiles for that part of the trip. ^t-r �  TODAY'S COTTON MARKET  J�ly � Open    Close 19.40 18.48- 8 48,19 1M94Q Laurel citizens will vote at the city hall tomorrow, Friday, May fi, on tho proposition for the city to issue $30,-000 in bonds for the South. Mississippi Charity Hospital, created by the last ] legislature. The polls open at 9 o'clock in the morning and will remain open until fl o'clock tomorrow evening. The old registration will be used to ascertain those qualified to vote. All those who favor the establishment of the hospital in Laurel are urged to go to the city hall and vote for the bonds.   the white house when her uncle was secretary of war, died hero last night. NO SEPARATE PEACE. Berlin, May -(Via Wireless..)- A semi-official telegram from Sofia characterizes as untrue the reports reco^ly circulated that Bulgaria waa attempting to arrange a separate peace.  WEATHER FORECAST.       �; ' Forocast for Mississippi-Fair to� night and warmer in north and wast portions. Friday fair. Highest temperature yesterday ., 99 Lowest last night ., .. $7 Precipitation .. ,, ,. ,.        ..Uf ii   

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