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   Laurel Leader (Newspaper) - June 15, 1916, Laurel, Mississippi                                LAUREL** MISS. THE FUTURE GREAT Evening Except Sunday FBMENT  POPULATION  15,000 OFFICIAL PAPER OF LAUREL AND JONES COUNTY. VOL. XVI, NO. 237 LAUREL, MISS., THURSDAY, JUNK 15, 1916 ASSOCIATED PRESS DEMOCRATS PLAN G. & S. I. ROAD IS FOR NOMINATIONS THREATENED BY A THURSDAY NIGHT BIG STRIKE TODAY Ollie James, Permanent Chairman, Makes a Fine Speech. DELEGATES INSIST THAT BRYAN TALK Vance McCormick Will Be Chairman the National Committee; Is Selected By Wilson. Associated Press. St. Louis, June 15.-The convention adopted the report ot the committee on rules, providing for nominations at 9 o'clock tonight. The convention recessed at 1:20 o'clock until 9 o'clock to-nifht. Unconfirmed Report Is That Men Will Quit At 4 o'Clock. LOCAL OFFICIALS GIVE NOTHING OUT Gulfport Message Says It Is Believed There Trouble Will All Be Settled Amicably. St. Louis, June 15.-Temporary Chnirman Glynn called the democratic national convention to order at 11:46 o'clock. At 12:05 Senator Ollie James was introduced as the permanent chairman and began his speech. The report of the committee on permanent organization was adopted nil the officers being approved. The credentials committee \ reported on contests. "The District of Columbia uml Hawaii delegates were recognized as placed on the rolls by the national committee. Porto Rico was di-1 vided between contesting delegates. To Nominate Tonight. Convention menagers and officers of the national committee declared thej were confident that the plan to have the nominations made tonight would be adopted. The plan to adopt the platforms after the nominations are made, as was done in Baltimore, was. counted on to fulfill the promise to St. Louis for a four-day convention. Administration leaders here were notified today that President Wilson has selected Vance McCormick, of Pennsylvania, to succeed William F. McCombs as chairman of the democratic national committee. Still fired with the enthusiasm stirred; yesterday by ex-Governor Glynn's keynote speech, delegates to the democratic national convention today crowded the coliseum to hear more - party doctrine expounded by the par* ty leaders. Bryan is Cheered. -      Bryan was given the usual demonstration when he entered the press section. The rules committee voted unanimously that the convention make the nominations of Wilson and Marshall at 9 o'clock tonight instead of on Friday night. The program for today called for a permanent organization, another keynote speech by the permanent chairman and reports of the credentials and rules committees. Senator Ollie M. James, of Kentucky, was recommended, for permanent chairman. The platform committee, working with Wilson's.own draft and various ' suggested planks, hoped to have the completed draft ready for submission to the full committee late this afternoon. ' At 11 o'clock the coliseum was only partly filled. Few delegates and none of the leaders had arrived. The band played an anti-hyphen song, "Don't Bite the Hand That's Feeding You" and a quartette sang the chorus, The crowd cheered. > For Woman Suffrage. The platform subcommittee announced they would probably have the platform completed late today for full committee's consideration. Congressman Rainey said the tenta-v tive draft would contain a woman suffrage plank at least as strong as that in the republican platform. A thousand platform suggestions were submitted to the subcommittee, Whether the platform will be considered tonight after the nominations "�re made or deferred until tomorrow undecided. It was left to the rules committee, A resolution to limit all the first nominating speeches to thirty minutes and all the seconding speeches to five minutes was adopted. Roger Sullivan's boom for vice* ;. president was deflated May, �   -     McCormick Accepted. There is considered to be no doubt that the national committee will rati' It was reported in Laurel this afternoon on reliable authority that the employes of the Gulf ft Ship Island railroad had voted to call a general strike at 4 o'clock this afternon. Local officials and employes of the G. ft S. I. professed ignorance of the plans of , the employes, who are known to have been negotiating with the head officials of the railroad in Gulfport for several days. A long distance telephone message ifrom Gulfport this afternoon brought the information that it was believed there the trouble between the railroad and the employes would be settled amicably today. A poll of the road was taken yesterday evening and last night as to whether or not the strike should be called, but the result of the employes' vote has not been given out. � All three of the railroad .employes' organizations, the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, Order of Railway Conductors and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, are involved in the latest difficulty, which is said to have for its main object, better treatment for employes. It is said several men who were on strike during the last trouble have been discharged without other reason' and several conductors are said to have been discharged or laid off temporarily for no legitimate reason. If the men do strike, about two hundred of them will be involved and the road will be tied up completely unless it is possible to operate with strikebreakers. OLLIE M. JAMES PRAISES WILSON IN GREATSPEECH Permanent Chairman of Democratic Meeting Reviews Work. WILSON AND MARSHALL ARE TO BE NOMINATED WITHOUT OPPOSITION WOODUOW WILSON (Continued On Page Two,), Associated Press. St. Louis, Mo., June 15.-The achievements of the Wilson administration in enacting beneficial legislation and in keeping the country at peace without sacrifice of the national honor were pronounced epoch-making in American history by Senator Ollie M. James, of Kentucky, in his address today as permanent chairman' of the democratic national convention. "During three years of its national control," said Senator James, "democracy has enacted into law more progressive remedied legislation than the nation has ever had written upon its statute books since its birth., In former national contests in the last two decades pur party came as a prophet. Today we come with deeds, not words; with performances, not promises. The Democratic party has kept its word with the American people.   We have made' good." The chairman reviewed at length the legislative record of the administration and eulogized the President for his direction of foreign affairs The Democrats, he said, had enacted a tariff law under which monopolies were curbed and unexampled   pros perity attained; a banking law talc ing the money control out  of  the hands of an oligarchy and making panics no. longer possible; and many reform measures of lesser   importance. He declared President Wilson's Mexican policy and his course in protecting American rights against the encroachments of European belligerents had shown all the world that 2 AMERICANS ARE KILLED, 7 INJURED IN MEXICAN FIGHT Battle With Bandits Is Reported South Of Laredo. U. S. NOTE TO MEXICO READY Wilson and Lansing In Conference Over Note Decide Not To Send It Until Next Week. Associated Press. Laredo, Texas, June 15.-Two American soldiers were killed and seven were wounded in a fight with Mexican bandits forty miles down the river, at San lg-nacio, according to a report here today. The fight occurred on the American side. It is reported that six Mexicans were killed and several wounded. Two troops of the fourteenth cavalry, 140 men, under Major Gray, are said to have been the troops engaged. The bandits numbered more than one hundred. Later in was reported that one of the wounded Americans had died. It was stated that eight Mexicans were killed. It is presumed that the American cavalry pursued the Mexicans across the border. THOMAS MARSHALL the President "neither bullies the weak nor fears the strong." In a concluding appeal for the triumph of patriotism1 above politics, Senator James said the renomination of such a President in partisan convention ought not to be necessary, and that to discredit him might palsy the hand that could write the peace treaty of the world. At the outset the Senator referred briefly to President Wilson's campaign against' lobbying in congress and pointed out that under this administration the constitution had been amended for the first time since the civil war when "we freed the senate from the control of the great interests by making it qle'ctive by the people at the polls." He then eulogized the Underwood-Simmons tariff act as one of which the party was justly proud. "Not a schedule in it fosters a monopoly," he said. "Our republican friends told us it would close the factories, fill the streets with idle men, produce a panic, create soup houses and distress would reign everywhere; but we rejoice today to point to an unexampled prosperity in the nation with labor more generally employed, ' at higher rates, shorter hours, and better conditions than ever before. Our republican friends tell us that after the war is over poor, stricken, prostrate, torn, bleeding Europe will take our home' market from us, I have no such fear. America is going to take the markets of the world. But we shall cut from them the last hope of having even a fal.se issue, for wo shall pass a bill creating a tariff board to gather the tacts created by new war conditions." Turning to the federal reserve law, Senator James declared, that it alone averted a panic at the outbreak of the European war. "What would have been the result if the old republican system had been in effect he asked, "The stock exchanges in every city in the world were closed. Europe poured its vast holdings in pluthargic streams upon Our shores. Who thinks that the old republican ' system of finance under the guidance of those patriotic guardians would have been able to withstand this mighty cataclysm? But what was the result? Not a bank closed its doors; not a laborer was thrown out of employment; not a business was forced into bankruptcy; but there stood strong, serving the masses of mankind, this great legislative achievement of the democratic party. As the master achievement of Woodrow Wilson, to my mind, next to keeping a hundred million people at peace with the world, the historian will record the federal reserve law." . Declaring that "self defense and preparation for it is as 'necessary now as ever before." the speaker pointed to the administration's pre- (Continued ou Pag* 9-). MARTIAL LAW URGED Laredo, Tex. June 15.-American Consul Garrett at Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, wired the state department recommending that Laredo be placed under martial law, according to a seemingly authentic report here. | LOOKING FOUR YEARS | I BACKWARD. | I ' --I I The second day of the 1012 | | democratic convention the re- j : act minifies began flocking to | | the Clark standard, and liryan i 1 won a .signal victory by delay- I ' ing the writing or the platform | I until the candidate should lie | | nominated. I o--------o CASE AGAINST DR. LtNDSEY DISMISSED AFTER HEARING The case in which Dr. S. W. Lind-sey was charged by Frank Clegg, city pound master for reckless driving, was dismissed after the hearing he-fore Justice I'oyd this morning. Witnesses were called for both stale and defense, in order to show the spued at which Dr. Lindsey was driving when he ran into Clegg. The accident which resulted in no injuries, occurred near the Wallace Drug Store on Tuesday. LAUREL VISITORS TO FULTON GIVEN GREAT RECEPTION The Fair Trustees Secure Excellent  Ideas For Fair. KEY TO VERDUN'S INNER DEFENSE IS BEING HAMMERED Germans Attack French Positions North Of Souville. RUSSIAN DRIVE IS CONTINUED Great Advance of Slavs Show Steady Progress On Eastern Front and Many Are Captured. VILLA CHIEFTAN TAKEN Columbus, N. M. June 15.-A wireless from field headquarters says Colonel Pedro Lujan, a prominent Villa chieftan and one of the leaders in the Columbus raid was captured Tuesday at Hacienda Tepehaknes by Captain Turner, of the thirteenth cavalry, CARRANZA NOTE IS READY Wnshrington, June 15.-Secretary Lansing laid before President Wilson today the completed draft of the note to Cnrranza replying to the demand that the American troops be withdrawn. President Wilson and Secretary Lansing conferred over the situation." Unless some new development forces the situation, the reply will not be sent until next week or'later. President Wilson does not want his action attributed to domestic politics. It is understood that the note flatly refuses to withdraw the American troops from Mexico until Carran/.a has shown a willingness and ability to properly police the border states. It is understood the note contains a sharp rejoinder to Carranzn's insinuations against the administration's motives. FIVE BODIES ARE RECOVERED FROM STEAMER. WRECK Hundred Eighty-two On Board Ship; Nearly All Saved. Harry Bell, city engineer, and S. M. Jqnes, one/ of tho trustees of the South Mississippi Fair, who, with Col. Mott Ayres and Fred Skaggs, president and secretary of the South Mississippi Fair, went to Fulton, Kentucky, to inspect the Fulton fair grounds, returned to Laurel this morning. Messrs. Ayres and Skaggs will remain in Fulton until tonight, arriving home Friduy morning. Messrs. Bell land Jones are enthusiastic over Ihe reception accorded them in Fulton. They report that a dozen automobile, filled with the leading citizens of Fulton, met them at the depot and accompanied them to the Fulton fair grounds, where some excellent ideas on fair grounds and buildings were secured, which will be made public later. The Fulton Daily Leader says of the visitors: S. M. Jones, president of the Laurel Light & Railway Co., and president of the Commercial Bank & Trust Co.; Harry Bell, City Engineer of Laurel; Fred Skaggs, Secretary of thd South Mississippi Fair and Col. Mott Ayres, president of the Soutli Mississippi Fair and editor of the Laurel Daily Leader, arrived in the city thin morning to inspect and look over thy Fulton county fair grounds. They were met at the train by a largo reception committee headed by Mayor Chowning, Itobt. Wade, C. IS. Rice, Joe Davis, Frank Carr, Judge Taylor, Lon Jones, J. M. Alexander, Wayne Thomas, Joe Browder, Jas. White, Tom Callahan, Robt. Beadles and several others. After the party had spent an hour at the fair grounds they were taken for an automobile'trip over the city, a visit to the Folks' club and later on were taken to the Meadows hotel, whore they were given a luncheon. Messrs. Jones and Bell leave tonight for Laurel. Col. Ayres and Mr. Skaggs will remain over until Thursday night. Associated Press. Eureka, Calif. June 15,-Five bodies have been recovered from the steamer Bear, which was wrecked last night on Sugar Loaf Rock, Capo Mendocino. Tho steamer carried 11'.* passengers and about 80 in her crew. It is reported that most of the passengers and crow got away in life boats. The battleship Oregon ajid several steamers and tugs are patrolling the vicinity of the wreck. Most of the 182 persons aboard the Bear are reported safe aboard the tug Relief. Fog coused the wreck. Two boatloads of the Beur survivors have landed. One boat was reported trying to land. The remainder of the passengers and crew are said to be ubourd the tug Relief. Five were lost from one bout. Associated Press. Paris, June IS.-The Germans are continuing a violent bombardment of the French positions north of Souville, the key to Verdun's inner defenses. No infantry fighting was reported either bank of the Meuse last night. 1 The French claim that minor German attacks on the Vos|;t'3 front were repulsed. RUSSIANS ADVANCING. London, June IS.-The Russians are apparently advancing i-teadily kii tho eastern front, although they arc still reported to be about fifty miles from Lemberg, their main objective in Galicia. OFFENSIVE CONTINUES. London, Juno 15.-An advance of about twenty miles by the Russians, who have Czcrnowitz as their objective, is chronicled in the latest Russian official communication. Having previously crossed the Dniester' river and taken Horodenka and Zale S'/.c.yky, the (Russians have now driven their men to the left bunk.of the river Pruth and captured the town oi Sniatyn, which lies only twenty l es northwest of the Bukowina capital. Nowhere on the front from the Pripet river in Russia and through Ga-licit to Bukowina has there been any cessation in tho great offensive. Along the entire line, according to the Russian war oll'iee, tho Austro-llungarians and Germans are being driven back, and the Russians are still taking thousands of prisoners and capturing guns, machine guns and war supplies. In the eleven days' drive 1780 officers and 120,000 men. and 180 guns and 200 machine guns \i vo been captured. Carranzistas Have Captured and Shot Five Villa Bandits Time Limit For New Postoffice Expires; Marble Condemned One year ago yesterday, Juno 14, 1015, work on the new Laurel post-office was started. From today on, the government may assess a penalty of $15 per day against tho contractors for every day before the postoffice is completed, the time limit having been set at one year. Eleven pieces of marble in tho interior of the postoffice were condemned yesterday by the government inspector as being too light in color. New marble has been ordered from the Vermont quarry and will probably be shipped by express to avoid further delay. It is possible tho new postoffice will be ready for occupancy by July 1. Bomb in Mail Bag For Utah Governor Explodes At Depot Butte, Mont. June 15.-A bomb in a package in a mail pouch being transferred from � Burlington train exploded today wrecking an Oregon Short Line mallear. It is reported the package was addressed to the governor of Utah, Associated Press. Chihuahua City, June 15.-General Jacinto Ramos reported to General � Jacinto Trevino, Carransurcommander of the north, that ho had captured, and executed five members of the bandit band under Nicholas Hernandez. Official announcement was made at military headquarters hf.re of the capture of Luis I)e La Rost at Monterey. General Vigil De Armas asked instructions for the disposition of tho bandit, who was the originator of the plan of San Diego and who recently was reported to be marching upon the east Texas border. The commander of the Ojinaga garrison informed General Jacinto Tveri-no that a lieutenant colonel and two captains have been executed there fop trying to induce the garrison to revolt and join the bandits in an attack on Prcwidio, Texas. A band of forty-six would be raiders has been captured at Lampozos by General Carlos, according to re porta to General Trevino. Colonel Zuaaua reported from San Andres that five more of the Martin Lopez band had surrendered.  :  WEATHER FORECAST.        %   "\ Forecast for Mississippi.--Probat)* ', ly local thunder showers tonight Hnd  f.% Lowest last night............ flfl'.-�*. Precipitation ......,..........78 uf H  TODAY'S COTTON MARKET  J  Open    QftMm July.........,..... 13.54----- Oct............... 13.G6 18   

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