LEADING SEMI-WEEKLY OF
INTO CHY SEWER
County Policeman J. L. Barnard
•captured a Ford coupe Tuesday
morning containing eighty-one gal
lons of whisky, the chase ending on
the Peachtree road.
Policeman Barnard stated that he
was seated on his porch when the
Ford passed and the man driver
tipped his hat and spoke very kindly.
Noticing the car, an almost new Ford
coupe, was heavily loaded, the of
ficer Jgave chase and from Norcross
the Ford turned into the Peachtree
road where' the driver took to the
The coupe was brought to Law-1
renceville and the cans cut and the
whisky poured into a city sewer’
while a large crowd looked on. The
-Ford was placed in storage and
court action will be taken against
The doors bear the initials “F. W-.
D.” The back compartment had been
cut away and specially built for
hauling a large amount of goads.
Under the seat were found a powder
puff, vanity and dorine, silver
match box and a ten cent piece#
This is the second car Policeman
Barnard has turned over to the
Gwinnett county commissioners
since he went on duty the first df
INVESTORS MAY AID
At! iV: G't June 2ft.—<*ne of the
most encouraging things about the
future material prosperity (if the
south, in the opin'on of Atlanta busi
ness men and editors who have com
mented upon the rubs set is the grad
ually increasing interest of the south
ern people in wr.yr and means of
keeping at home larger portions of
the wealth created bene.
■Forrest Adair, tmlionaly known
realtor and the heart rtf a knvc in
vestment concern, in a statement
made public here today, calls particu
lar attention to the tluat wage
earseis and ’salaried men of the south
are more and more securing the title
to stocks and bonds of the best
"Millions in bonds for construction
work and public improvements have
been issued in Use south,” said Mr.
Adair. "In past years these securities
have been sold largely .outside df the
section, but home people are more
and 'more waking up to the fact that
the millions in money every year that
heretofore flowed northward into the
pockets of investors should remain in
“Southern bankers have found it
profitable for themselves and their
communities to give greater efforts to
the education of their customers m
the advantages of southern (securities.
As a result it is only a question G’s
time until an astonishingly largej;
amount of capital will be stored, up in
the south for the financing of indus
tries and other large improvements.
There is ne better security than gold'
bonds protected by a first mortagage
on southern property. 1 ”
Atlanta bankers asts rt that the ju
dicious investment «f savings in
southern securities wail bring pros
perity such :as the section has never
Must Bijght Boll'Weevil.
Agrbasltural experts, railroad de
velopment ageits, newspaper editors
and public officials generally are
pleading earnestly with the farmers
of the state to l«e no time in poison
ing the boll weevil. The oifiy hope of
a cotton crop this year in many se«-
tions, not .only of Georgia, teat of ev
ery southern state, lies in overcoming;
the handicap of weevil activity. Un->
less the weevils are poisoned 'k Geor
gia, and everywhere hi the south they
are active there will ibe disappoint
ment for the col ton grower in the size
■of his yield.
The Albany Htralld asks in Urge
red letters across the front page.
“Can the farmer who thinks he ‘cavu t
afford’ poison afford to let the boil
weevil destroy his cotton ?”
Says the Herald:
“The weevil will ‘get’ the farmer
who doesn’t ‘get’ the weevil. It is a
ease of ‘No Poison, No Cotton,’”
Cotton growers have been warned
time and again by agricultural ex
perts of the Georgia department of
agriculture, by the government and
other agencies that the freezes of last
winter did not destroy the weevils,’*
said Hon, J, J, Brown, Georgia com
missioner of agriculture. “They will
be just as numerous and as damaging
this year as’ they have been in arty
year and the only thing for the the
cotton grower to do for his own pro
tection is to kill the weevils with
poison. No other course is open if
the farmer hopes to save any consid
erate portion of his cotton crop.”
Buford, Ga., R. 4, —The farmers
of this community surely have been
busy the past week. And, if they
hadn't had favorable weather it
looks as though their crops would
have been lost.
Several from here attended the
singing at Riverside Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Kennedy, of
Atlanta, were visitors to relatives
here Saturday night and Sunday.
Misses Clem and Fannie Lou O’-
Rourke kere the guests of Miss Mary
BrOgdon Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Kennedy had
as their Sunday dinner guests Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Maltbie.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Kennedy had
as their guests Sunday Mr. and Mrs.
J. L. Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. L. W.
Kennedy, of Buford; Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Kennedy, of Atlanta; and Miss
Mwry and Mr. Rowe Ed Brogdon.
Little Master George Sears, who
has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. N.
0. Brogdon, has returned to his
home in Buford.
Miss Rennie Kay Roberts went
shopping in Suwanee Saturday af
Mrs. Fannie Price was a visitor to
her aunt, Mrs. Maggie Bruce Satur
Mrs. W. C. Kennedy spent Wed
nesday afternoon with Mrs. Nellie
Miss Willie Flowers, of Shelton
ville, is spending the week with Mr.
and Mrs. J. S. Kennedy.
Messrs. J. T. O’Rourke and John
Bailey visited Mr. N. O. Brogdon
Lilburn, Ga., R. 1, June 22.
There will be an all day singing at
Corinth church on the fifth Sunday
in this month. Everybody is wel
Several from around here attend
ed the funeral of Mrs. Rella 0.
Brannan last week.
Miss Juanita Johan, Messrs. Ho
mer and Guy Brownlee were the
guests of Miss A vice Davis last
Misses Mary and Johnny Lou
Stingthcomb, of :Soci*l Circle, are
spending a while with their sister,
Mrs. Mattie Lon Warters.
Miss Minnie Mae Gouge was the
guest cf Miss Clara Rawfins recent
Part of Corinth singing class went
to El Bethel last Sunday and re
ported a good -ringing.
Mrs. Jane Sexton, Mr. Curtis Sex
ton, of this place, ,Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Willie John
ston, all of Snellville, Mrs. Eva
Johnston, of Atlanta, were the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Brown
lee last Sunday.
Miss Andy Pound and her father, 1
Mr. M. B. Pound, Mrs. Sterling Hale,
made a business trip to Lawrence
ville one day last week.
Mrs. W. A. Waters spent last
Sunday with Mrs. *C. S. Jones.
They started prayer meeting at
this place last Sunday night. Come
and be with us.
Mrs. Maggie Norton and children
spent last Monday with Mrs. Laura
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Waters, Mr.
G. M. Waters made a business trip
to Atlanta last Saturday.
Mr. Grady Gouge spent the week
end with home folk.
Dacula, Ga., R. 2, J.uwe 23.—Mr.
and Mrs. Spurgeon Moere spent
Saturday night with the latter’s par-,
ents, Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Daniel. .
Mr. and Mrs. Grady Grenic, of:
Gainesville, spent the -week end with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie
Miss Jennie Mauldin spent .'Sun
day with Miss Esther Mauldin.
Miss Lula Puckett and Clifford
Cheek passed through our burg 'Sun
Mr. R. H. Cronic spent the week
end with his -parents, Mr. and Mra.
Mr. E. M. Tuggle and daughters,
Tiney and Lottie, spent Saturday
night in Buford with, his sister, Mrs.
Miss Lula Feagir.s spent Sunday
with Miss Orah Rawlins.
Miss Delphia Chesser had as her
guest Sunday Mr. Roy Adair.
Miss Etta Cook had as her guests
Sunday Misses Hester and Ethel
Mr. Herman Mabry and Miss Es
ther Mauldin passed through our
burg Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Reese Mauldin spent
Sunday with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. M. Tuggle.
Mrs. Henry Hinton spent a while
Sunday with his parents, Mr. and
Mr. Grover Givens and Miss Jew
ell Bure! passed through our burg
LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA, THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1924.
TIST BIBLE S. S.
The following is the program of
the Mulberry Baptist Bible School
Convention to be held with Zion
church near Braselton, Saturday and
Sunday, June 28-29:
Saturday Morning Session.
10:00. Prayer and praise service,
led by Rev. T, W. Lancaster.
10:20. Enroll delegates and
10:45. Appoint committee on
10:50. The Bible School a? a
Soul Saving Agency, by Rev. W. H.
11:25. Special music.
11:30. Sermon, by Rev. J. Fred
21:15. Report of committee on
1:45. Devotional, led by Miss
2:00. Possibilities of the Organ
ized Class, by Rev. J. M. Dodd.
2:35. Qualifications and Res
ponsibilities of officers and teachers
by Rev. L. E. Smith.
3:10. Our plans for the year, by
3:4o.Announcements and adjourn-
Sunday Morning Session.
9:45. Devotional by Rev. Ernest
10:00. Report of district presi
10:20. Bible school progress, by
Rev. Frank Jackson.
11:05. Teacher Training, by
Mrs. Ned Pendergrass.
11:35. Sermon, by A. C. Strick
1:30. Devotional, by Rev. J. R.
1:45. Missions in the Bible
School, hy T)r. B. S. Bailey.
2:30. Special Music.
2:35. God’s Call to v Service, by
Rev. J. T. Grizzle.
3:10. Business and adjournment.
NO PUBLIC MONEY
Washington, D. C., June 19.—Head
quarters of the American Minute Men
:are shortly tto be opened in Washing
ton. This organization aims to pre
vent the appropriatv-n of public
money for sectarian purposes. In ex
planation of the constitution;! amend
ment they propose (house joint reso
lution No. TT9,) Frart J. llacheller
national chairman, savs
"The propo'ed constitutional amend
ment would, f added to tin- t 11 , • _
constitution, absolutely t»c >'> h- ap
propriations of publi- monr r for par
ochial scho >ls and other sectarian in
stitutions, and wortld terminate a!i
controversy over the matter. In the
minds of thinking men it would for
ever remove any real cause of reli
gious -controversy from American pol
itics. The measure is in every way
eminently just and fair. It treats
every religious body -exactly alike.
"There is a very real need for the
amendment. In several states large
amounts of public money are appro
priated regularly for sectarian insti
tutions. In several other states fre
quent attempts are made to secure
such grants, many of the efforts be
ing successful. Open demands have
been made for state support of paro
chjsil .schools §ta different parts of the
country, and actual attempts have
been made to secure such appropria
tions -in Rhode Island, Maine and Illi
nois, the effort being successful in the
last-named state, and hundreds of
thousands of dolllars being given to
the parochial schools of one religious
body. There is no provision in the
national constitution to prevent sec
tarian appropriations by congress,
whenever the element favoring such
grants can secure the necessary votes
in that body. These facts should con
vince every thinking citizen that
this great issue must be met by the
American people, and we believe that
Minute Men amendment.
“The American people will, I am
confident, be soon convinced of this
fact, for within a short time a circu
lar letter to congress from the com
mittee on national legislation of the
Minute Men, urging the speedy pas
sage of the amendment, and signed by
1,000 eminent citizens who are proud
to acknowledge their membership in
the organization, will be made public.
Among the signerg are a large num
ber of bishops, many college presi
dents, leading clergymen of every re
ligious body except one, and laymen
of the highest standing.”
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
SUNDAY NIGHT SPECIAL
AT METHODIST CHURCH
It appears that June has been the
best month of the year from the
standpoint of church attendance at
the Methodist church. The Sunday
school has maintained a high aver
age. The League has really taken on
renewed life and interest. The morn
ing services have been well attended
and all the Sunday night services
have attracted large congregations.
The music has been good. The prayer
meeting has had an average attend
ance of about fifty.
Next Sunday will be the last Sun
day of the month and it is desired
and expected that it will be just
about the best in interest and at
tendance of any Sunday in the
month. Let everyone make a special
effort to this end.
The background for the Sunday
night sermon will be that great story
by Robert Lobis Setevenson. “Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” which de
picts the good and evil nature in
man, with the evil' yielded to until
it comes to be dominant and well
night all powerful. Be sure to be
present for this service which will
last just one hour.
The program of services for next
10:30: Sunday school.
11:30. Morning worship. The last
sermon in the series on “The Quest
for the Highest Good”. Subject for
Sunday morning, “The Quest
7:45. The Epworth League.
8:30. Sunday night special: “Dr.
Jekyll ard Mr. Hyde.”
Lawrenceville, R. 3, June 23.
Misses Lucille and Addie Lou Cates
of Collins Hill, are spending the
week end with their aunt, Miss Alice
Miss Lucinda Cates is very ill at
Misses Myrtice Dutton and broth
er, Claudie, were in our section
Master Homer Craig spent Friday
morning with M. V. Dutton.
Misses Jewell Watkins and Myr
tice were the Friday evening guests
of Mary, Davie, and Vera Dutton.
Misses Hazel Cooper is spending
the week end with her aunt, Mrs.
H. P. Craig.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Roberts have
returned to their home at Monti
cello after spending several days
with home folks near here.
Mr. and Mrs. DeWit Haney are
all smiles—it’s a girl.
Miss Mamie Dutton, of Winder,
is at home for some time.
The ice cream supper given by
Pete Dutton and children was high
ly enjoyed by a large crowd.
Mr. Paul Long and Mr. Dan Cok
er, of Atlanta, were in our section
Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Huff are all
smiles—it’s a little boy.
Mr. Will Wages and Miss Nora
Brownlee attended Sunday school at
this place Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Pete Dutton spent Sunday
with his brother, Mr. E. D. Dutton.
Miss Alma Dutton spent Saturday
night with Miss Ruby Barrett.
Mr. Sam Dutton, of Winn’s Cross
ing, spent Saturday night with his
his cousin, Mr. Emory Dutton.
Mr. John Marion Dutton spent
Saturday night with Mr. Reuben
Mr. and Mrs. Brooks, of Law
renceville, sepnt Saturday night
with Mr. and Mrs. John Moore.
Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy were seen
in our section Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. J. W. Doss is still on the sick
list and are sorry to say.
Master Homer Craig and brother
Harry, spent Sunday morning with
Masters Felton and M. V. Dutton.
Mr. Bill Dutton, of Atlanta, spent
Sunday with home folk.
Mr. Ern Bailey passed through
our section Sunday.
Mr. Paul Stovall has returned
home from Detroit, Mich., after
spending several months there.
Mrs. Annie Dutton, of Atlanta,
spent Saturday and Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Dalton, of Gray
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
The Building Committee of Cen
terville Community School are ready
to receive bids for the erection of
school building. Blue prints and
specifications may be seen by ap
plying to B. F. Booth, Lithonia,
Route One. Bids will be received
from now until July sth.
B. F. BOOTH,
J. E. FREEMAN,
C. W. JOHNSON,
FOR SALE—A few thousand Porte
Rico Potato Slipa. Juat arrived
and in good condition.
C. R. WARE and C. U. BORN.
IHAJ. J. $. COHEN
AND MRS. ALEX
Madison Square Garden, N. Y.—
The selection by Georgia Democrats
of Major John S. Cohen, president
and editor of the Atlanta Journal, as
member of the Democratic national
committee from Georgia, and of
Mrs. Edgar Alexander, of Atlanta,
as Georgia's national comrnittee
woman, were unanimously approved
by the Democratic national conven
tion at its Wednesday session. Cor
dell Hull, chairman of the present
national committee, was authorized
to call a meeting at any time suit
ing his convenience for the organi
zation of the new national commit
Major Cohen succeeds Clark How
ell, editor of the Atlanta Constitu
tion, who has been a member of the
national committee for the past thir
ty-two years. Both the retiriag and
the incoming committeemen were
present when the convention took
action on the recommendation of the
Georgia state convention for a
change in the committeemanship.
Both have been active in looking as.
ter the convenience of the dleegates
from Georgia since their arrival in
Mrs. Alexander succeeds Mrs.
Thomas F. Mclntyre, of Savannah,
who has beeti amember of the na
tional committee since the ratifica
tion of the suffrage amendmen. and
the authorization of women mem
bers on the national committee. Mrs.
Alexandre was seated with the Geor
gia delegation when her election was
Again Wednesday the Georgia
banner led the procession around the
convention hall when Senator Walsh,
of Montana, paid tribute to Wood
row Wilson, and called for a return
to the principles and ideals of the
martyred prseident. There was a
scramble for first place in the pa
rade and other 3tates beat Georgia
to the rostrum, whereupon Secreta
ry Charles Brown, of Cordele. and
Senator O. A. Nix, of Lawrenceville,
both physical giants, pushed their
way through the struggling mass and
about faced, turning the procession
from the left of the hall to the right
aisle. The other states fell in line
and Georgia led the way as usual.
SOUTH MAY RECOVER
Atlanta, Ga., June 24.—Figures
made public here show that Georgia
citizens have an interest of more than
eleven millions of dollars in the joint
resolution recently offered in the U. S.
senate by Senator Reyes, republican,
of New Hampshire, authorizing suits
against the government to recover for
direct taxes illegally collected from
various states after the civil war, in
1860, 1867 and 1868. The resolution,
in which a number of northern states
will join support, goes further than
the old cotton tax controversy and in
volves altogether about two hundred
millions. A recent decision of the U.
S. supreme court covering such direct
taxation encouraged introduction of
The resolution, as introduced by
Senator Keyes, was prepared by Sen
ator Keyes and former U. S. Senator
Hoke Smith, of Georgia, the latter of
whom is representing the various in
terests throughout the United States
who seek the return of these taxes.
The state of New Hampshire recently
passed legislation directing its gover
nor to make claim against the federal
treasury for taxes amounting to $7,-
000,000 held to have been collected
unlawfully from its citizens in 1866,
1867 and 1868.
Senator Harris said some of the
taxes to end on July 2nd are on tele
phone and telegraph messages; thea
ter admissions under 50 cents; X-ray
films or plates, candy; stamp tax of
2 cents for each SIOO imposed upon
drafts, checks and promissory notes.
The stamp tax on sales of produce on
exchanges, boards of trade and simi
lar taxes is reduced frd*m 2 cents to 1
cent on each SIOO or fractional part.
The 5 per cent tax on the sale for
an amount in excess of a specified
price of carpets, rugs and other
things, under a manufacturers’ sale
tax, were repealed when the act was
approved June 2. The tax on bever
ages derived from cereals, fruit juices
and soft drinks, was stopped on June
Senator Harris said the 5 per cent
jewelry tax does not apply to articles
sold or leased for an amount in ex
cess of S3O or watches sold or leased
for an amount in excess of S6O, ef
fective July 2nd.
SEND US YOUR JOB WORK
I Norcross, Ga., R. 1, June 24.
Misses Floy and Montine Adums
spent Saturday night with Mrs. T'lTlie
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Sanford spent
a while Sunday afternoon with Mr.
and Mrs. G. W. Richardson.
Miss Jessie Humphries visited Mr.
and Mrs. Tom Humphries, of Tuck
er, last week.
The singing given by Mr. Clarity,
of Norcross, Sunday night, was en
joyed by several who went from this
Miss Belle Sanford was the Sat
urday night guest of Mr. ani Mrs.
M. J. Sanford.
Mr. Hugh Humphries has accept
ed a position as traveling represent
ative for the Real Silk Hosiery Mi'ls
We are sorry to hear that i'.lr.
Burton Nash has mumps.
The small infant of Mr. and Mrs.
Asa Roberts died Saturday night and
was buried at Mt. Carmel Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Armour Kelly and
Mrs. Emory Jones, of Atlanta, spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. G. W.
Buford, Ga., R. 1, June 18.—Miss
Julia Tarpley, of Buford, was the
week end guest of Miss Jessie Brog.
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Cross and little
son Ernest, of Buford, spent Satur
day and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Roberts spent
Tuesday evening with Mr. and Mrs.
Little Miss Alene Tims is on the
sick list at this writing.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Collins and
daughter, Ruth, and Grace, spent
Sunday with friends in Milton coun
Miss Grace Orr, of Birmingham,
Ala., is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Lil
The ice cream supper given by
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Hayes was en
joyed by all present.
Mrs. R. S. Sudderth spent Sun
day with Mrs. Z. S. Westbrooks.
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Bennett, of
' Sweetwater, Texas, were the week
end guests of Mr. and Mrs. G. E.
Miss Gertrude Hays spent Sun
day afternoon with Miss Fhennie
Snellville, Ga., June 20, 1924.
Miss Elizabeth Campbell, grand
daughter cf Mr. T. A. Pate, spent
last week in Atlanta the guest of
her aunt, Mrs. T. H. Evans and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. John Glaze, Mr and
Mrs. Ledford Glaze, of Atlanta, and
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Gresham spent
Sunday with their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. J. Glaze near Snellville.
Miss Johnnie Lee Ford spent sev
eral days last week in Atlanta.
Mrs. Pleas Rawlins and children
returned to their home in College
Park Tuesday after spending several
days with relatives.
Miss Lena Gresham, of Atlanta,
returned to the home of her mother,
Mrs. M. C. Gresham, Saturday un
der the advice of her physician for
a month’s rest, after which she will
return to Atlanta and have a tonsil
Mr. Harper Whitworth, of At
lanta, spent Thursday at home.
Mrs. T. H. Evans, of Atlanta,
spent the week end with Mr. and
Mrs. C. P. Williams.
Mr. and Mrs. Buck Nash, of De
catur, attended Sunday school last
A group of horse traders from
Atlanta are tenting in the grove op
posite the courthouse. They have a
fine lot of mules.
Those visiting Mr. and Mrs. W.
L. Rawlins Sunday were Mr. and
Mrs. James Rawlins and children,
Oxford; Mr. and Mrs. Ulus Cannon,
Lawrenceville; Dr. and Mrs. W. V.
Nash, Atlanta; and Mr. and Mrs.
John Ford, Snellville.
Messrs. C. M. Franks and J. C.
Whitworth, of Atlanta, finished a
fishing trip on Yellow River Wed
nesday and called on Mr. and Mrs.
W. R. Whitworth Wednesday after
Mrs. Octavia Brannan wife of Mr.
Henry Brannan, deceased, died
Wednesday at the home of her
daughter in Atlanta of paralysis and
was laid to rest in Bethany ceme
tery Thursday afternoon. Mrs.
Brannan was a sister of Mrs. E. T.
Nix and an aunt of Mr. T. L. Har
Mr. and Mrs. Charley Chriswell,
of Ashburn, are on a visit to Mr.
and Mrs. G. T. Snell.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stowe, of At
lanta, spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. Berry Stowe.
MONDAY and THURSDAY
FINE FORM ON
Atlanta, Ga..—With half a dozen
important new bills already intro
duced, and several leading issues
ready for action as unfinished busi
ness from last year, the Georgia le
gislature faces the second day of its
1924 session, a program of work
which reads like a day. of mid-ses
In addition to the scheduled work
Thursday the governor will deliver
his annual message. He expected to
deliver this in person at a joint ses
sion, probably abeut noon.
While the order of business in the
lower hous has not been definitely
decided, there is a meeting of the
rules committee called for this morn
ing at 9:30 o'clock and it was gen
erally predicted that the bill to place
motor bus lines in the state under
the supervision of the public service
commission would be placed at the
head of the calendar. This bill pass
ed the senate last year but wa3 de
feated in the house. It was brought
up again Wednesday on a motion, ten
reconsider, which motion was passed-
Among new bills introduced in the
house Wednesday, the opening day,
was the highway bond measure, in
troduced by Representative Mann, of
Glynn county, providing for a state
wide bond issue of $40,000,000 to
be used in the construction of a state
system of permanent hard surfaced
Representative Arnold, of Lump
kin, introduced bills providing for
four year terms for state house of
ficers, including the governor, and
providing for reduction in personnel
of the assembly on a general reap
portionment membership plan winch
would make the house membership
number 51 and the senate 12.
In th e senate bills were introduc
ed to abolish capital punishment; to
provide electrocution instead of
hanging as the legal method of car
rying out the death sentence; to pro
vide that the legislature hsall ad
journ sine die after a 26 day session,
and to create a joint committee of
both houses to handle all tax reform
NO DISCUSSION OF
Washington, June 18.—The Ameri
can reply to the Japanese protest
against the exclusion provision of the
American act was made public to
night by the state department simul
taneously with' its publication throng!*
the foreign office in Tokio. It is cor
dial and friendly in tone, but at the
same time makes it clear that the ex
clusion provision in no way trespasses
upon any written or implied obliga
tion on the part of the United States-
Secretary Hughes points out that.
congress was wholly within its right
in the enactment of the provision! and!
that the action taken “is mandatory
upon the executive branch of the gov
ernment and allows no latitude for
the exercise of executive discretion
as to the carrying out of the execu
tive will expressed in the statute.”’
Incident Is Closed.
The construction generally placed
upon the American note is that it
conclusively demonstrates the view of
the Washington government that the
exclusion law is a closed incident and
that no attempt to modify or alter its
terms is to be expected.
Secretary Hughes, in the note which
lie prepared with utmost care, ex
presses pleasure over the “friendli
ness and candor” of the protest com
munication delivered to him by Am
bassador Hanihara May 31.
“You may be assured of the readi
ness of this government to consider
in the same spirit the views you have
set forth,” Mr. Hughes adds.
The note then analyzes the exclu
sion provision applicable to all aliens
ineligible for citizenship as it is mod
ified by the exception containing in
the act and points out:
“It will be observed that,, taking
these exceptions into account, the
provision in question does not differ
greatly in its practical operation, or
in the policy which it reflects, from
the understanding embodied in the
gentlemen’s agreement under which
the Japanese government has cooper
ated with the government of the
United States in preventing the emi
gration of Japanese laborers to this*
"Indeed, the appropriateness of that
policy, which has not evidenced any
lack of esteem for the Japanese peo
ple, their character and achievements
has been confirmed rather than ques
tioned by the voluntary action of
your government in aiding its execu