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STATION BY OTHERS. HUGHES les Details Departed Chief to Marion Burial. t Coolidge grasp- - ship of state as it hand of his Harding. Quietly the duties of night receiving sudden death, sitting room o in Plymouth, the duties of of the United mother's grave Washington. He be met %t the an official party, and Post- conferred with Senator Curtis whip. He in- Washington until arrives from Marion, Ohio, directly to Hotel, where Will .remaln us- her convenience, House. his vaca- and conferences gements He alo will of a proclama- national mourning the president that he will an- steps in his ad- the ounu'y shock of the Coolidge's to Washing- Less than half after he had which await- Station in capitol. the gates to ta the sta- used by Mr. his Alaskan rtisl his hat and te crowd behind no cheers nor raised their throughout wa and silence. tram New York President had re- his observar waited to and each occasion he platform with Philadelphia to the en- r 'eht. Washington, Mr. to the fellow Am- Pastor of the liere tle Cool- him to call. in his prt- hm Vermont. one in- that she for publication. settled in Coolidge went lth ecretary r Qeneral New and outside. VACANT. re Next In Calvin Coolidge the nation ee president for the take over the went of the The vice pres- rmains vacant stat other to the Which their created• war, ag- depart- in the order ever een the duties of the death Men. Harding's newspaper which the of the eenference Warren G. Harding i For the sixth time in its history., the nation has been pluned into a great sorrow through the death of its chieftain• Some were immortalized by the Grim Reaper or the assassin's bul- let, but the name of Warren G. Harding was securely enthroned tn the hearts of his countrymen even ms he was in the fullness of strength and power. Few men survive the erosion of time through sheer great- ness. Quit as many become a part of the wGrld's permanent histo" through villainy. Only those who stand out in history without age combine goodness with greatness or time. They belong to every age and to every generation. President Harding was not only a great man, but he was a good man. He was perhaps as great as a good man could be. He knew no section, no class or race. He was the presf- dent of all the people. No man ever strove more earnestly to do the things that were right. No man ever t himself more firmly" against evil and the things he believed to be wrong. He recognized the falli- bility of human nature and the like- t lihood of man to err in his Judg- ment. Conscious of his own weak- ness, he sought the guidance of a Higher Power. He was a man of deep religious conviction. He was a Christian in the fullest sense of the word. He was charitable, generous and kind. There was no malice in nis heart; there was no guile in him. The example of his personal life will be an inspiration to all men who hope for and aspire to better things. He showed us by his life the power of simple faith and the utter helplessness of man who trusts in himself alone. Going into office in a crucial hour when all the world was seething with discontent and unrest, his com- posure, unflagging faith in the fu- ture, and firm belief that all things work together for good, .he brought tranquility to a. restless nation and repose to a discontented people. He led the nation sick of the horrors of war and its heart heavy from its tragedies into paths of peace and into the ways of hope..He changed the thoughts of the people from bit-_ terness into kindly mediattion and restored the soul of the nation. As in the case of every man whose passing casts, a pall of bloom over the nation aud fills the hearts of the people with sorrow, the name of a goad_oman will resound down the corridors of time with that of War- ren G. Harding, the latest of our martyr presidents. He gave his llfe freely, without reserve, to his coun- try and its cause and to the ideals that men hold for the advancement of civilization and the betterment of the world. Without the love and sympathy of toth, woman who stood by him from early manhood, and whom he delighted to refer to as the 'assistant president." he could not have achieved the greatness that ame to him nor could he have ren- dered so great a service to his :ounrty. Wherever President Harding went, Mrs. Harding went. She stood by him, supported, advised and inspired him. Her quiet charm, her gracious- ness and distinguished simpiclty en- deared her to the American people, whose unbounded sorrow in the loss of their president goes out to her in the hour of her affliction in the loss of her husband. The heart of America truly is heavy today, and with cause. Today there is no thought of party or fac- tion. Politics is forgotten. From the wave-washed rocks of the Atlantic coast to the sun-kissed slopes of the Pacific. from the Canadian hardest to the Rio Grande. Amercian people of every class and kind, of every sta- tion and walk in life. bow their heads in sorrow and send up a pe- tition to God to give them another leader who. like Warren G. Hard- Ing, will be led by His Unerring Hand. MARION STAR "BOY  MOURN BElieVED CHIEF Hie Life 8tory Recounted With 8or- rowful Faces. Marian, 0.--At the Marion Sta news of the president's death was re. celved with sincere sorrow fe it was here that Mr. Harding spent the best years of his life In the profession ha most loved. *_Moat of the employea of the Star had been with him since r in hts newspaper career. The "boys," those who had worked with Mr. Harding at the type casa or helpl him fashion editorials or per- haps coUeet a bed account, for thee wasn't ai activity of the paper that he did not take part in, recounted to- day as they set with sorrowful faces, in true newspaper fashion. Pope Sends Sympathy Rome.Pee Pins was deply griev- ed for Anertca, in the loss of one or her "best sons " as he expressed it, and the pontiff instructed his sucre- atto convey his heartfelt sTmpaty condoleuces. Prince Offers SYwpathy. London.The prince of Wales today sent Mrs• Harding a cable message reading: "Please accept my sincere sympathy in the great loss which you and the people of the United Stat a America have sustalnL" VOODVlLLE, MISS. SATURDAY AUGUST 11 1923 There is wide speculation as to the number of votes whfch will be cast in the coming primary. In the primary of 192 in the final run-off between Stephens and Vardaman the total number of votes cas was 180,414, MISSISSIPPI I-'EADS i.' PO'ULATION ON FJURM$ 71 Per Cent of Total Live in Rural Districts of State. Iaurel.--Mississippi leads every every state in the Union in the per- centare of population reslding on farms, according  statistics just made public by {he Department of Agriculture. Seventy-one per cent of the l)plation in the Magnolia state, generally conced-d to be a rural eom- mawealth, are now living on farms, as compared with 65.5 per cent resid- ing on tarms in Arkansas, the run- her up• South Carolina. generalIy thought 94,476 of which were Ior ephens .and, to be a textile center, is third wil a 85,93 for Vardaman. At that tme percentag • of "6:L8. • 'North Carolina is i was stated that a large number ot fourth with 5S.7 per cent of its pop- women, especially in the rural corn- ulation living on farms, and is close munities had not paid their poll tax. pressed by Georgia which has a per- registered and become qualified elect- centage of 58. residing on farms. AI- ors. Since that tim, it seems to be abama has 56.9 per cent and is fol- generally understood that many we- lowd by Tennessee with 54.4 per men as well as a rumber of men, who cent. were not qualified to participate in Rhode Island, the smallest state of the primary of 1892, have qualifi,,d the Union likewise has the smaller themselves, and will vote in the -ur- percentage of farmers, which is 2.5 rent primary. In addition to this there per cent. Massachusetts has only 3.1 are many men and women during the past two years who hae become 21  r cent. New Jersey 4.6 per cent, Connecticut 6 per cent and New years of age, and have paid their poll York 7.7 per cent. tax, and registered. The general idea Thirty per cent of the total popula. seems to prevail that there may be as tion of the United States live on the many as 250,000 votes east in the pri- farms. All of the southern states, nary for all state, distct, county, save four, have more than one-half of legk'lative and beat offices. If suchthei r population residing on ' the should prove to be the wase, the vote farms. Texas Virginia, Louisiana and this year will be in excess of thwt of Florida have less than one-half of two years ago, of 69 586. On account i thei r population residinon the farm. of the increased number of voters and  The south as a whole has nearly the length of the primary ticket, some two-thirds of its population living on of them containing, it is state@, 100 or tars, while slightly less than. one- more names, where the..polling pre- third of the entire population of the cincts contain 1000 or more votes the United States live on farms. From count will be tediohs and long drawn out. The executive'commitee of Wash- these figures it is self evident that • agriculture has a tremendous impor- ingles county has orderd two sets of tance to the south. officers, and two separate voting booths in Greenville, in order to fac.Al- WM.L ADVERTISE COAST. ltate the count there. It is stated that perhaps other executive committees may take like action. At previous pri- Gulfport and Biioxi C. o* C. Plan t - Promote Tour,at Business, mattes it ts recalled that returns from come countie and precincts were two days late in being received at the cap- ital. Belated returns have always been regarded with ucion, and It has not been uncommon i sch instances for fraud to be chat*ged. There seems to be a universal disposition to have this primar election conducted on such a high ptae, observing all the , laws. including the ahs-nt voter law as to remove the result from any sus- picion of fraud. There is a great deal of talk about a dog law that will protect the people of both the towns and the country from the @epredation of dog, many of them worthless,  of °g]l breeds. Statis- tics at the hygiene, laboratory of the state 1)card of h show that large- ly increased num%er of dog heads have been sent there over last year. In addition to the hundreds of thous- ands of dollars worth of live stock which have to be killed, because o being bitten by mad dogs, dogs with rabiers, are a menace *to th , people everywhere At the last session of the legislature a MII taxing dogs paused, the house, but it failed of the constitutional majority of thee-fifths, required of revenue bills. There seems to be a trowing demand for somt sort of dog egistattom and the statement is being widely made that somethin$ is Tg in the commonwealth that has more worthle dogs than it has hogs. So far as is knows, no candidate for any ofice have come to blows. perhaps an unusual thing in heated In'lmary campaigns In Mississippi. Se- vere things have been said by differ-' ent candidates for governor about each other, but usually the candi- d.tes talked about were speaking smewhere else. The taxpayers of the state seem to be more interested in retrenchment and reform, the stop- ping of all financial laks, and the" low- ering of taxes than in rimintion and recrimination betwee candidates. With an indebtdness of $16,000 000, over $11,000,000 of which went for cur- rent expenses, and a state tax levy of 8 mills with one voice the taxpayers are demanding relief at the hands of the next governor and legislature." Oktlbbeha county claims the tinction of being the leading Jersey county of Mississippi, and the local papers say that its resources for suc- cessful dairy farming have-only been seralched• The Agricultural and Me-' chanical College is located in Oktib- beha county, cad Starkville, the coun- ty site, has become famous as a Jr- sey centre. Forty years ago the Mat- draws, the Montgomerys and others be- gan to raise fine Jerseys, and they found a market for the same, not only throughout the United Stat, but in Maxilla. What has been done in Ok- tibbeh ouny may be. doe in the other counties of MisstmflppL Nempapere of South Misfltppi axe reeorting phenomenal yields of syrups, am much as 44)0 gallons Ir acre. outh Mississippi is said to po sess better advantage for the grow- ln of cane  Louisiana Announ 8. 8. Convention. 8tarkville.All th Sunday schools of the county are 'equested to send representatives to the Beat Four Sunday school conventitra, which will] be held at Morgan Chapel on July 3. I near Sturgis. S. S. Rally Held. HalehursLA Sunday school raly was held at the Georgetown Baptist church, east of Hazlehurst, with hun- reds in attendance. An all-day rv- ice was enjoye with spread dluter r all who wore present Blloxl.--Preliminary plans for the "advertising of the Mississippi coast on an extensive scale this coming fall and winter in the leading northern newspaper were made at a joint meeting between the clearing house board of the Biloxi Chamber of Com- merce and the board of directors of the Gulf port Chamber of Commerce in this city. It is planned to secure soar $10,000 Oath of Office Administered by His Father in Early Morn- ing flours. for this purpose, the pro rata amongT0 FOLLOW HARDING'S PLANS the different Mississippi coast points to be probably as follows: BiloxL $3,-! 000; Gufport, $3,000; Bay St. Louis, $1,500; Pascagoula, $1 500; Pass Chris- tics, $1,00; Ocean Springs, $500. I Will Repair Reservoir. Crystal Springs.The mayor and: board of aldermen, at a special sea-' sion, gave instructions to the superin- tendent of the water and ligbl plant to proceed at once to have the reser- voir at the plant repaired• For some months there has, been a leak" in the reservoir which has not only cost the town nmch money in the loss of water but at this season of the year it is feared that the leak will cause con- tamination, of the water. School Orounda Improved. North. Carrollton.--The people of the Gravel Hill community met at &he new consolidatad school building last week and contributed a day's work towards improving the grounds. Eighteen mules were brought by the farmers and the large grounds were, graded and the plans were carried out according to the designing of Prof. A. B. McKay, landscape gardner of the A. & M. College. New Bus Line Anounced. ¢oodvllle.--Jack Limerick of Natch- ez, Miss., ha announced that begin. ing Aug. 15, he will operate an auto omnibus daily from Natchez through Woodvflle to Centervflle. He expects to leave Natchez each morning at 8 o'clock, arriving in WoodyJlle at 10:30 and at Centervllle in time to deliver passengers to the souUbound Yazoo & Mississippi Valley train which leaves at 11:30. Baptist ASs-nly CIolNL HatUesburg.The twelfth annual session of the South Mississippi Ba- tistasembly ended 'when Dr. W. F. Powell of Nashville preached on "The Investment of Youth." Although thi Was the last sermon for the aaem- bly, L • Reynold Of Fort Worth, Tex•. singer of note/and Alvin Roper of Winona Lake. Ind.. pianist, really closed the sea, ion with a musical con- cert held at the Msiepi Woman's CoUega 8€hool To Have Band. Clarkadale.Whea the city school session opens about the middle of Sep- tember, applications "will be received for membership in the high school band. which will be a new feature of the next session. Instruction will be given by J. A. Herb, director of the mmflcilml music. NeW Executive Makes Statement In Which He Promi to Carry ,Out Pollcles of Predeceseor " Roused From Bed to Take the Oath, Washington,--President Calvin Coo- lidge is now thirtieth president of the United States, uccetding Warren G. Harding under the provisions of the Comtltutinn. He has retnined the cab- inet, at least for the present, asking the co-operation of those associated with ills predecessor in office. Calvin Cotdge took the oath as i President of the United States at Plymouth, VL, at 2:47 a, m. Friday, , August'8. The ceremony took place I in the living room of the residence of the new President's father, John O. Coolidge. The oath of qfllce was ad- ministered by the father, who is s no- tary pubUe• The text of the presiden- tial oath had been telephoned to Mr. Coolidge at lymouth from the White Hauae. Statement by New Chief. l-eldent Coolidge race|veal the news of the death of Presidet Harding and of his own elevation to the presidency at ten, minutes before midnight, stand. ard time, Thursday. Mr. Coolidge received the first news through telegrams from George C. "Christiaa, Jr. secreta to Presldeat Harding. Mr. Coolidge ued the following statement: "Reports have reached me, which I fear are correct, that President Hard- lug is goe. The world has lost s great and good man. I mourn his Io. He was my chlef and my friend, It will be my purpose to carry out the policies which he hsa begun for the rvtce of the American people and for meeting their responsibilities wherever they may arise. "For this purpose, I shall seek the co-operation of all those who have been associated with the President during his term of office. Those who have given their efforts to assist him I wish to remain in office, that they may assist me. "I have faith that God will direct the destlnie of our nation." The following telegram was sent to Mrs. Harding: "Plymouth, VL, Aug. , 1923. 'frs. Warren G. Harding, San Francisco, Cat: We offer you our deepest sympathy. May God ble you ad keep you. "CALVIN COOLIDGE, "GRACE COOLIDG/" Message Tetle of Death, The telegram announcing the th of the Praident was as follows: "Palace hotel, San FranciSco, Cal, Aug. 3, 1923.Mr. Calvin Coolidge, Plymouth, Vt. : The President died, in- stantaneously and without warning, while conversing with members Of his family, at 7:30 p, m:* His physicians' report that death was apparently due to some brain-embolism, probably an apoplex'Y. "GEORGE B. CHRISTIAN, JR., "Secretary." This telegram was brought to the Coolidge home at Plymouth Notch by W. A. Perkins of Bridgewater, who owns the telephone line running from Bridgewater to Plymouth. About five rinutes later newspaper men arrived In Ludlow. A drive of thirty miles through the mountains brought them to the Cool- idge summer home. " Mr. Coolidge and Mrs. Ooolklge bad retired about an hour before the death messages were received. Ten minutes after tbe arrival of tbe newspaper men Mr. and Mrs. Coolidge came downstairs into the sitting room of thee Coolidge home. Mr. Coolidge was dressed In a black sack suit and wore a black neck- tie. MrS. Coolidge wore a black and white gown, white shoes and stockings• Mr. Coolidge was very pale and showed deep regret for President Harding's death. He seated himself at a table, while Mrs. Coolidga brought a lamp and read the telegrams he had re- ceived. He then called hia assistant secre- tary, Irwin Gelsser, and dictatedto him his statement and the telegram' tO Mrs. Harding. Mrs. Coolidge Wsepl In the meantime people were arriv- Ing from all" direction€ Mr. Coolidge. seeing the house becoming crowded, gave orders that an adjoining house be opened for• use am press headquar. ter Meanwhile. the new first lady of the land sat weeping softly and exclaim- Lug In sympathy for the bereaved first lady in San Francisco. "What a blow--what a terribleblow t5 PoOr Mrs. Harding," she maid. "She had had such a heavy burden, in her own Illness, to bear up under---and now thls I" Finally Secretary Geisser returned with the press copies of the state- ments, and pushing back the old otograph album and the famUy Blbla the center table, Mrs. \\;Colidgs busied herself with the work of help- ing distribute them. The newspaper men had arcely gotten out of sight when another tele- graph messenger arrived with a copy of the presidential oath frpm Wash° ington. In the same ltting room with its hand.braided rug, its cltte of venerable colrmlal furniture, lt old wood stove and Rs family Bible-Cal. vin Coolidge received the oath of offica from his tather. President Coolidge left" Plymontl early Friday morning by automobile for Rutland to catch a train foe New York, where he immediately ,boarded • train for Washington. He was ac- companied by Mrs. Ckolidge, He was-mentioned as a polbilit for the presidential nomination prlo to the 19.'20 campaign, but he made s public announcement that he would not consider the nomination. His nomination and election to the vlc prdency followed. Will Tour -uro¢. Hazlehurst.Mise Dorothy Cong. ton left Hazlehurs this week on hat way to New York, where she will Poard ship for a tour of E,trope. She has an itinerary made walcb tako her to Englaud, Scotland. Belgium° Prance, Italy, Spain, Portugal, an€ the Mediterranean. Qualified for Any Sphere. lqo girl is a wall flower who Imml how to make s nan believe she be, Uees what he tells her i h Harrlurg MonartWa Golden -rrlage. The most valuable carriage In the vorld is preserved in the palace of Trianon at Versailles. It was con- strncted for Charle S X of France. From pole to hind wheels the vehicle ts thickly covm.ed with gold, and It eo,t more than tO0,O00. / / /Life Principle In Few Werdlk we can do is to learn to do our work. to be masters of our mateHal instead of -vant and never to be EaW to FIIIbust. Experiment to determine the total sound energy flqwlng from-the lipt indicate that a United Btate senat speaking ta a ° normally moduMted voice could filibuster for an entire da with the expenditure of lees thaa a single foot-pound of energy. World Belonge to the Brave. The world is to the brave. It will hurt you if you are afraid Of It; up to it and It adjusts Itsel  i ouv NO. 7 MASTER BURGLAR MEETS HIS FATE Loyal Wife and Father Are the Only Ones to Mourn at. :, His Grave. LONG CRIME Detroit.Jacob E.' DrLscolL the ma ter burglar, L dead., : The police bullet thgt tore through his knee-cap while he was attenpting to rob a Grosse Polnte home, :caused an infection that even his sturdy twe-- .ty-three-year-old body could not, con-  : quer. Violet I)riscoll0 the young btlrglar' young wife, and his fafler, John F Driseoll, of Grand Rapids, have bee to the morgue to say with tearful eyes, that the dead man shall have a b more honorable than hisUfe, The police have returned many of the Jewels, ornaments, watches, purses , and the like that they found at Dria- coil's quarters, 1587 Taft place. Oth- er property stolen by him from Detroit homes is at McClellan station, walt- hag for owners to Identify it. Wife is Faithful. None of the Detrolters who knew' - Driseoll as a soft footstep in the i night, or as a creaking downstairs dOOr, or as the harsh sond of a turnin  key, will be expected to attend hi funeral. *: The young wifeandand perhapsthe old mona wil be at the grave dozet li #l R R The Muter Burr is Dead. others, and the man who is chosen to say the last words about Jacob Drt coil must say much of hope for the fa- ilure and very little of the earthly life tlmt Is done. Even at headquarter and out at McClellan station--if you wll lt-. to the talk of the detectlo ear no word of sympathy. A glar, the young man was. - What matters," the po|lee will tell you. "If he was clover enough tO make off with $100,000 worth of loot? He was shot, wasn't h.e---us¢ llke "r" they all are one time or another," And so Jacob Drloll's story with a girl crying and an old man crying and both of them fighting off the thought that when Grief pluclm once at their heart atrtng there  " mother hand called Shame that reaches out and pulls the heart Krin *wise. Her Fourth Huand - Is Fuli-BI0oded Indian, New York, N. Y-When Irvlnff Oouse, New York artist, went to Tao N. M., to paint aborigines it posaibi did not occur to him his depiction o the Pueblos might affect the career [" a society leader and bring  love Io- -' mance into the life of an Indian. ,. But It did. Mr€ Mable Dodge Sterne. queen . New York's artistic and hernia, twas so affected by she cloed, hat famous villa at Florece, ItalY, .... caught the next traia /or IM. When she got off the Pullman a Taos she saw the pietures had not e- a home atttl began entertaining with  lavish and uneonventlonal abandon. : But she was always more InterNt- ed in Indian life than in the lmtt and chatter of the artists that frt qented her home. So when ato LuJan, a full-blooded Pueblo pery of .skin and long of hair love with her, she consented him become her fourth Antonio already a the Indian woman ed to remove herself, and patches record sequent marriage the former Mrs. Stern of catle belonging to Jokn Potter, a pasture here. of lightning In the course of