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   Laurel Leader (Newspaper) - March 4, 1919, Laurel, Mississippi                                4$ \ if i r i CITY EDITION THE T.ATTRTCT. WEATHER robably rain tonight Sftcl We'd*, esday warmer. VOL. XIX-NO. 1 ?2 LAUREL, MISS.,'TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 1919 ASSOCIATED PRE& RECORD-BREAKING WAR CONGR OVERTHROW GERMAN REPUBLIC PLANNED BY SPARTACANS! REPUBLICAN FILPSTER PREVENTS ENACTMENT OF MANY BILLS OF VAST IMPORTANCE DURING FINAL HOURS Railroad, Appropriation Measure Among! Losers and May Necessitate Returning Roads To Private Control Next Month-Democratic Control of Congress Passes With Adjournment Tuesday Governor proposes radical reforms for tennessee Washington, March 4.- (Associated Press.)-Congress adjourned at ,noon today in the midst of a Republican filibuster in the senate, that killed a long line of important measures. Among the bills failing was the railroad, appropriation, without which some administration leaders say the railroads must be returned to their owners before the middle of April. The adjournment marked the passing of Democratic control at the capitol. The congress that passed at noon began in 1917 and its almost continuous session has been markgd by unprecedented legislation and controversy. There was no turning back of the clocks; the Democratic leaders realized that the situation was boneless. Insistence by Senator Gore ihat the senate act on his proposal to order demobilization of all drafted soldiers in this country within thirty ,'days unexpectedly complicated the legislative situation half an hour before the end of the session. Filibuster Beyond Control Congress went into the final hours of its long war session with the Re-. publican filibuster against general legislation completely out of contool and with leaders of both sides conceding that the genSrnl deficiency bill j with $750, 000,000 for railroad administration would fail in the face of unrelenting obstruction by a> small 'Republican group. President Wilson signed, the wheat guarantee bill carrying an appropria WILSON SAYS GOODBYE By Associated Press. Washington, March 4.-President Wilson said goodbye to White House officials and employes this morning. It was understood he would leave for New York before 2 o'clock. His . .transport leaves for France tomorrow morning at 8:15. AH. ROBERTS A. H. Roberts, elected governor of Tennessee by one of the largest majorities ever given, is proposing radical reforms in taxation and assessment laws to keep' state expenditures, within income. Many political offices will bo eliminated, NURSES CLASS AT BIG CHARITY lOiltaL OPENS COURT MAKING FAST PROGRESS ON MANY CASES Sixteen Orders Docketed Up To Noon On Tuesday .1 the guaranteed price of $2.26. President Wilson, during a discussion of the legislative jam with Democratic Leader Martin,, is said to have reiterated his determination not to call an extra session of congress before he returns from France, Rev. L. L. Roberts Delivers Address To the Students the armistice   terms   imposed upon Germany last November. Held Three Sessions There were three sessions of the sixty-fifth congress.   The first, extra session, met April 2, 1917, fol-tion of a billion dollars to maintain lowing shortly after the turbulent and successful senate filibuster on the" administi'ation armed ship bill which marked the close of the sixty-fourth congress. The dramatic night address of President Wilson to urge' started at war with Germany, which was promptly declared, marked the opening of the extra session, called but a few weeks after the president's in- of the class was marked by a short Record Breaking Session J auguration for a second term.   The program and intei-esting and impres- Washington, Mar. 4.-The sixty-j session closed October 6, 1917, last- sive ceremony when each member of * ing_ 188 days  The second session- the c]ags am, training staff signed training class for nurses was the South. Mississipp' Charity � Hospital last night with eight members.   The initial meeting fifth or great war congress passed into history today with final taps of the gavel by Vice-President Marshall and Speaker Clark at noon. Failm-e of scores of important bills gave promise of early convening for reconstruction legislation of the new congress in extraordinary session, in which control passes from the democratic party to the republicans. Unusual scenes of donfusion in the final rush to complete its work accompanied the closing hours of congress, in which President Wilson, just back from France in his room off the senate chamber, hastily signed many last-moment measures. Has Great Record Stupendous 'was the record of the congress, which carried the nation into and through the Avar and which had been in almost continuous session since it was called President Wilson into extraordinary session April 2, 1917, to declare war agairwt Germany. It � appropriated about $60,000,000,000, authorized' $26,-000,000,000 in bonds, and enacted countless measures for prosecuting the war and of domestic import, The new congress will take up the limit less task of reconstruction problems, ratification of the peace treaty and other vital questions, probably immediately after tfte return of President Wilson from his second visit to France.    � Special features of the sixty-fifth congress were many addresses by president Wilson, including those recommending war with Germany and Austria, that of Jan. 8, 1917 enunciating his famous fourteen, principles of peace, and those endots- J lasting 354 days and the longest in the history of American government began Dec, 3, 1917, and adjourned November 21, last. The third and final session which ended today began Dec. 2, last, and was the statutory short session of 93 days. Substantial democratic majorities n both senate and house since President Wilson's inauguration six years ago now have passed. In the new congress, the senate will have 49 republicans and 47 democrats and the house 238 l'epublicans and 393 democrats, 1 socialist, 2 independents and 1 prohibitionist. IV^any Veterans Retire Many veterans in both houses retired with today's adjournment, In the senate these included Senator Saulsbury of Delaware, prseident pro tempore; Lewis of Illinois, democratic whip; Shafroth of Cloorado; Thompson of Kansas; Hardwick of Georgia; Hollis of New Hampshire, and Vardaman of Mississippi; Goff of West Virginia; Smith of Michigan, and Weeks of Massachusetts, Among prominent representatives whose services ended we're Miss Jeanette Rankin of Montana, the first woman elected to,the house; Meyer�London of New York, Socialist; * Swager Sherley of Kentucky, chairman of the appropriations committee; Haces of California; Keating of Colorado, Powers of Kentucky, Foster of Illinois, Cox, Barnhart and Dixon of Indiana; Miller of Minnesota; Borland of Missouri; Parker of New Jersey; Gordon of,Ohio; Farr of Pennsylvania; O'Shaunessy of Rhode Island; Slayden,   Gregg   and Dies of the Florence Nightingale pledge. Rev. L. L. Roberts, pastor of the First Methodist church, addressed the class. He spoke forcefully of what it meant to be in an institution backed by the state and the opportunity to grow into broader fields of usefulness. He stressed the lesson of perfect obedience to the superiors of the institution and also i-eliability at all times. He stated that the highest calling in life was the one of service, as in this one was following the lowly Nazarene, who said Ho "came to minister, not to be ministered unto."     , Following the address the Florence Nightingale pledge was road and then signed by the superintendent of-the hospital, Dr. It. H, Cran-ford, the superintendent of nurses, Miss Margaret Angland, the assistant superintendent of nurses, Miss Jane  ot 6 per. cent interest, and a Republic truck on which a lien stands was ordered sold. Mrs. Mulloy vs Aetna Insurance Co dismissed by consent. Fannie Watts vs Amos Knight, continued until defendant is discharged from army. Mrs. Mattie Satchervs O. A. Morse, jury returne'd verdict for defendant. Other Johnson vs Laurel Cotton Mills', dismissed at defendant's cost. Willie Williams vs N. O. & N. E. Ry Co., appeal dismissed, defendants to pay costs. Schubert Piano Co. vs W. D. Turner, dismissed at plaintiff's cost. R, C. Gaddis vs Dr. W. S. Cranford, transferred to first judicial district of Jones county. T. B. Beall ve Lindsoy Wagon Co., jury returned verdict for plaintiff for $100. State of Mississippi vs George Hurst, dissmissed at defendant's cost. Monroe Tolbert vs Wausau Southern Lumber Co., jury returned verdict for defendant, plaintiff to pay costs. Schubert Piano Co. vs J. B. Galloway, plaintiff appeal dismissed, plaintiff to pay costs. Florence Nash has insured her smile for one million and a half dV--Jan. Miss Nash is thcslar of "Rcnmanl." The policy covers any dam*', age by accident to Miss Nash's facial muscles, There is a clause tohich covers temporary smiling disability caused by such usual human ills as tooth' cc/ic. Under it, she gets 50 per cent of the money she would earn if her^ smile Tjcre in fit condition. "Pavlova had her toes insured," said Mhi Nash. "Why not my smile? If I should lose that smile, I might find it hard to mt a role as a tragedienne." lan OVERTHROW OF new republic; Spartacans and Communists Call For General Strike l!y Associated Press. >      ."\ llerlin,    Monday.-The    National Spnrlaeu� Lraguo and greater Ber-', 1 iis Communist organizations have is--' sued an appeal   for   an immediate-a general strike and overthrow of the; natioiinl assembly and  the presents*! -The Prus'.'|| declared TO REC COTTON United War Work Fund Is Still Short $200,000 Edwin McGlure With Morehead-Blumer Co. jnjr w�m�n suffrage and announcing' (Continued on page 2.) Edwin McClure, popular window trimmer, decorator and card writer who has been with some of the biggest stores in the country, is now associated with the Morehead-Blumer Co., where he will have charge of interior decorations and window trimming. Mr. Morehead heretofore has given these details ''..is personal at tntion but with an ever-growing busi ness he fould it necessary to increase his force and prpcured the best man qbtahiuble. Jackson, Miss., March 4.- (Special.)-More than $200,000 remains due on the United War Work Fund for Mississippi, according to Blake W. Godfrey, state "Y" director, who reports payments lagging in some counties, although 25 counties have paid in full. Mississippi still leads the southwestern division in payments. Circuit court now in session at the courthouse in Laurel, will recess at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning for the Jones County Cotton Acreage Reduction meeting, announces Judge Robert S. Hall. All farmers, merchants, bankers and other residents of the county are urged to attend the meeting. Judge Hall recognizes the necessity for action on the cotton acreage question and he unites in urging the farmers lo co-operntc in the movement to make what cotton is produced bring a profitable price. Important business is to be transacted at the meeting at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning. With many farmers already in the city for the court and others promising to come, Chairman J. Hartley Bush and Secretary F.' A. Tate expect the courthouse auditorium to be filled to overflowing for the cotton meeting. Wood Fire Threatens Heald Company Plant Fire in the woods near the plant of the Heald Manufacturing company resulted in calling out the fire department at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. The bla/.e was put out after a fe.sv sheds and outbuildings had been burned. The, damage was slight. , City Buys Fifteen Hundred Feet Hose WANTS IRELAND PROBLEM HEARD AT PEACE MEET republic. Declares Stnle of Siege Copenhagen, March 4, sian  government    has slate of siege in the police di of  Berlin  and   Spandau  and  o suburbs of Berlin in order .to1 '-'p feet the bulk of the working. peQ from famine and terror of the^ihf noi'ity."   Minister of War Noske; Berlin" dispatch  says,  has  assum. executive power. Marching On Munish �.- Paiis, March 4.-Bavarian troopaj) opposed to the radical government^ in Munich are marching, on that cifcyv/^ according to a dispatch from Zurich)fe| Lo the Petit Parisien. The announce*.., ment was made at a Soldiers'-and^ Workingmen's Congress in Munich'/ 'it ,---.- ,      : Strike Order Paused - Copenhagen, March J.-Proposal;^ of Spartacans for a declaration of �Tr,| general strike was adopted by the * Workers' Councils of Berlin last^i Sunday after a stormy' meeting, b^ii ;i large majority, independent So*!} cialists supported the Spartacansi'l The majority Socialists and DemOnV crats united in opposition. f V' Crowdyf11 Berlife Policemen Disarmed Copenhagen,   March   '1 forced their way into various police stations Monday night and d armed policemen, and cut telephp . wires, a Berlin dispatch says.        - Demands Merchant Fleet _      ' Copenhagen, March 4.-Marshal-Koch has demanded the imm�di*MiOJ delivery of the German* mt*vcanv|J|u' fleet, without regard to tho.-.questid' of food supply, according to-a We', mar dispatch, where the Germaiv na-, tional assembly is in session.      i tff; \ Says Great Lakes * Scandal Exaggerated By Associated Press. Washington,   March    4,-Captain Bassett, executive officer at the Great Lakes Naval Station, reported to Secretary Daniels today that printed reports regarding arrests at that station were "sensational and grossly exaggerated," Gallipolis, March 4.-Public building projects authorised here on which work is beginning total ^225,t 4)00 in valuation.       r.v,... ., � .   �< The board of city commissioners of Laurel at the meeting Monday afternoon decided to purchase fifteen hundred feet of new 'fire hose. This will give the city firemen enough hose to reach practically any place in the city from the nearest fire plug. The new hose is expected to arrive within sixty days. Martial Law Lifted At Guatemala City By Associated Pross. Gautemala City, March \. -Martial law, which has been in force since April, 1917, before Gautenuilf; entered the war against Germany, has been raised. House  Adopts  Resolution Expressing Hope for Irish Claims By Associated Press. Washiiigi.oii, March 4.-The house early today, by a vote of .'i I (! lo 4 1,4 adopted a resolution expressing the hope that the peace conference would "favorably consider the claims of Ireland lo the right of self-determination," The {resolution now goes to the senate, where it is considered improbable that any action will be obtained before final adjournment. BUILDING SEWERS Minneapolis, March 4.-Sewer projects involving an outlay of $140,-000 are under way in Minnesota, the first mid-winter excavating for sew-cfs in 23 years1. More than 150 men are employed qii these projects alone. J. Cohn In Charge ofv^ Malison's Shoe Dep?|� (. ---i . *\a J. Cohn is now exclusively JfjS' charge of the .shoo department 8$' Malison's where everything in read^.5.* to wear is handled in .addition tp' v shoe:;. Mr. (John is an expert fittef#'f and an orthopedic man who yn^e^jr^ stands his business. Ho was recenfcht^ in charge of the shoe department 9^%J Saenger Brothers, one of thQia^gj^^ stores in Dallas, Texas, Mr. ^fel^T ;s a gonial young man who is boUl]id;| '� to make friends here. % a Counties Are Slow In Financing Cotton PlfUi '� ial.)-Counties are sjpw ifta in their checks for to conduct the fight^t; cotton acreage, accord, Garner, Commissioner ><$ and chairman of, the stal&eS committee.     Naming   $1$ j chairmen to   direct   the- r| campaign is proceeding s^j; and Mr. Garner is '% campaign. 1$   C 4   

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