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VOL. XXVIII COLUMBIA, L RIDAY, JANUAUY1 91, 1914 O.
HOUSE OF MORGAN
Sr AU5ES UPHEAVAL
GREAT NEW YORK BANKING CON
CERN WITHDRAWS FROM
IS BIG CHANGE IN POLICY
Action Is Believed to Mark Passing
of System of Interlocking
Wetern NewsDpaper Union News Service.
New York.-The withdrawal of J. P.
Morgan & Company from more than a
score of great corporations anl the
statement shortly afterward by (Geo.
F. Baker, an almost equally dominant
figure in American finance, that he
soon will take similar action, gave
Wall street a thrill that almost
broeght trading on the stock exchange
to a halt.
Mr. Morgan, departing from his
firm's traditional policy of silence,
made a public statement, announcing
the withdrawal of five members of J.
P. Morgan & Company from director
ships in 27 corporations and the inten
tion to withdraw from more.
Sees Change in Public Sentiment.
"The necessity of attending many
board meetings," Mr. Morgan said,
"has been so serious a burden upon
our time that we have long wished, to
withdraw from the directorates of
many corporations. Most of these
directorships we have accepted with
reluctance and only because wo felt
constrained to keep in touch with
properties, which we had recommend
ed to the public, both here and
"An apparent change in public sen
timent in regard to the directorships
seems now to warrant us in seeking
to resign from some of these connec
tions. Indeed, it may be, in view of h'
the change in sentiment upon the sub- s
ject that we shall be in a better po
sition to serve such properties and 01
their security holders itf we are not c4
directors. We already have resigned Cl
from the companies mentioned, and
we expect from time to tjme to with- J
draw from other boards,lupon which b
we feel there is not special obliga- ti
tion to remain.." t1
Baker Follows Suit. o
"I Intend to get out as a director E
of all the companies that will let me,"
said Mr. Baker. "As a matter of 1
fact. I have been beginning to do so
for the last two years." P
The connection between Mr. Baker
and the Morgan firm and especially '
with the late J. P. Morgan, is so close e
that it is believed their decision re
garding withdrawals from interlocking
directorates was agreed upon.
It is predicted by Wall street that t
today's events are prophetic of the
ending of the system of interlocking
directorates, which has been attacked
bitterly for years and recently by
members of the notional administra- i
tion and members of Congres, who I
have been fighting what they termed
"the money trust"
Plan Banks for Poor Men,.
New York.-Confirmatlon of reports
from Berlln that Julius Rosenwald of
Chicako will soon establish in this
country a chain of banks in an effort
to aid small borrowers who are un
able to obtain loans from ordinary fi
nandcial Institutions, was given here
by Dr. Edwin R. L. Gould. Mr. Rosen
wald is co-operating with Andrew Car
negie, Vincent Astor and others, Dr,
Gould said. It is probable Dr. Gould
will be head of the system of banks,
the first of which is to be establish
ed in Chicago, with a capital of sev
eral hundred thousand dollars.
Mayor Joins Hoboes' Union.
Tacoma, Wash.-Standing in line
·ith 50 unemployed men, Mayor W.
W. Seymour of this city took the
oath of allegiance and became a char
ter member of Local No. 23, Hoboes of
America, which was installed in an
abandoned school building, now occu
pied by unemployed men. The mem
bers of the union define their organi.
zation as composed of men unable to
Makes Charge Against Actor.
Chicago.--Raymond Hitchcock, in a
suit for injunction filed here by Pht
lander C. Johaeon, a dramatic crit!c
of Washington, Is accused of using a
"pirated" musical comedy. Johnson
alleges that vital parts of "The Beauty
Shop," Hitchcock's present play, are
taken from a muslcal piece written
by himself. JohniOn asserts that this
manusciPt of "Dr. Fakewell," was in
Hichcock's hands for three weeks.
Hltchcock told reporters, that he had
. tver read "Dr. IPakewoell."
BODY OF MISSING GIRL
IS CAST UP BY THE SEA
MISS JESSIE E. M'CANN.
New York.-The body of Miss Jessie I
E. McCann, the young settlement I
worker who disappeared from her 1
Brooklyn home a month ago, has been
given up by the sea. It was found by I
a watchman at Coney Island, having I
been washed ashore by the heavy surf I
during a storm. There were no signs I
of violence on the body, according to
physicians who examined it, and the
police have no clue as to the manner
in which she was drowned.
JURY IN SCHMIDT
TWO MEN REFUSE TO CONVICT
PRIEST WHO ADMITTED t
KILLING GIRL. o
Western Newspaper Union News Service. b
New York.-After deliberating 36 11
hours the jury trying the case of Hans ti
Schmidt, formerly rector of St. Jo- e
seph's church, accused of the murder ,'
of Anna Aumuller, reported that it g
could not reach a verdict, and was dis- a
The foreman of the jury reported to S
Judge Foster that there was no possi
bility of an agreement being reached, d
the last ballot taken being exactly as r
the first. Two of the jurors had stood t
out against conviction all the time,
said Foreman Ottinger.
Schmidt was remanded to the
The accused ex-priest heard the re
port of the jury without interest.
It was learned that the two jurors
who had failed to agree with the oth
er 10 were of the opinion that Schmidt
The crime for which Hans Schmidt
has been on trial is considered one of r
the most revolting in the history of I
this city. Early in September parts of
a woman's body were found in the
Hudson river. Schmidt, arrested a few
days later, admitted that on Septem
ber 2 he had killed Anna Auruller.
Hie said he acted by divine command.
His trial started December 8 and to
ward the last betame largely a battle
between alienists for the defense and
ATROCITIES BY FEDERALS
Are Committed, it Is Said, as "Warn.
ing" to Rebels. 1
Western Newspaper Union News Servie.
Laredo, Tex.-The Mexican Feder
als were reported victorious in the
second day's engagement of the Con
stltutonalist .siege of Neuvo Laredo,
and coupled with the stories of their
advantages over the rebels were ac
counts of atrocities and executions
inflicted "as a warning" to insurgent
Early in the morning 100 Consttta
1tionalists maneuvered for an advanta
Sgeous position in the eastern part of
Ihe city, where they gained an earthen
breastworks within 1,000 Iards of the
Federal lines. Their fire, however,
Idrew a three-fold heavier return from
the Federals. Thirty Constitutionalists
and five federals were killed and the
rebels were forced to retredt to the
Seven Constitutionalists were cap
tured and hanged "as a warning" In
the Federal pursuit which followed. It
was reported further. but not confirm
Sed, that the Federals shot wounded
Constitutionalists left lying on the
SOne act of barbarism was witnessed
Sfrom tie American side of the river.
I A captured Constltutionalist was truss.
Ied up with a rope to the tall of a
Swild horse which was then sent plung.
ias across the plain dragslg the body
IENGLAND REQ $
MEXICAN MI 'R
DIPLOMAT WHO ANT NIZED I.
WILSON'S POLICY WI BE
KNOWN AS ANTI-AM I)AN `
His Handling of the Situation `MN i
co Did Not Please WasMhiaetn
Western Newspaper Union News Serrle.
London.--Sir Lionel Carden, Brlt #h
minister to Mexico, who aroue t te
antagonism of the Americans b ' is
open opposition to.President lW.r"sI
policy has been transferred to a I* -
lar post in Brazil, according to Ot- t
ficial announcement. .
Officials of the foreign offieROUd t
not discuss the transfer, an c
considerably surprised to discosP tt I
the intentions of the governms, d
leaked out. It generally is undeot I
the government takes much the It
view as the public, that the r I
has not been entirely discr it
handling the Mexican situatio i i
though the government does pblet 1
lieve he has done anything to Ij y I
severe criticism. 1
Nothing has become public'he'
to any difficulties between the
can naval authorities in Mexican -
ers and Sir Christopher Craddo
miral in command of the Briti I'
The diplomatic change in eic
was received with surprise, when It
became known on this side of the
Atlantic. For while Sir Lionel's ac
tions and general demeanor since the
outbreak of the Mexican troubles have'
been considered somewhat indiscreet
by the general public, nobody he a be.
lieved he had done anything to juns
tify the attacks on him which appear.
ed in some of the American papers.
/ Unfortupatel3y,... r ,io .nt
Mexico with a reynttA"es of being
anti-American at a time when a good
understanding between the United
States and Great Britain was vital.
Naturally the British government
defended Sir Lionel, but the belief
prevailed at the time that it would
be better to find another post for him.
OIL BOAT SINKS, MANY DIE
Only Eight Out of Crew of Forty Are'
Western Newspaper Union News Sericle.
New York.-The oil tank steamer
Oklahoma broke in two amidships
without warning less than 100 miles
south of Sandy Hook, and. a large.
number of the crew of about 40 men
perished. The stern section, in which
was situated all heavy machinery of
the vessel and on which there were
32 members of the crew, sank limedl
ately. Eight members of thet crew
werg rescued by the Hamburg-Ameri
can line steamer Bavaria, whose cap.
tain said be had been told that on
open boat of the Oklahoma put away
from the wreck with 10 men on it.
The information was contained in a
wireless dispatch received by the
Hamburg-American Line here from
CIaptain Graalfs of the steamer. Bava
ria, which was proceeding to Boston,
with eight survivors of the tanker on
Rev. Billy Sunday vs. Bar Tendersa
Pittsburgh, Pa.-When Rev. Billy
Sunday came here recently to "clean
up Pittsburgh," the bar tenders' union
grew excited and offered $5,000 for
the privilege, of having its business
secretary debate with the evangelist
on the question: "Who is gettitg the
coin--Billy Sunday or us?" Mr. Sun
day declined the ehaIleuge.
Indians to Get 5,00,~00,
Washington. - Freedmen of the
SCherokee Nation will share Il a dis
Stribution of the nation's tubal landg
and funds. The District Court of Ap
pI eals here so held in a decision which
wll distribute among the freedmen
some $5,000,000 of money and prop
Southern Jurist Dead. - .
SWashington.-James H. McLeary,
associate justice of the Supreme Court
of Porto Rico, died here. ta emae to
Washington last fall to .on,
B Lieutenant Samuel H. M , U. 8.
A., and was prepared return to
3 Porto Rico when takens Justice
McLeary was a native 'nngsee,
* but when a youg eat to Tex
a as, where he practMdi , was eleot
l* ed to the state and later
v became attorney b sh
LAND IS INVOLVED
HEARING GRANTED ON ASWELL Wj
BILL AFFECTING PROPERTY tit
WORTH MILLIONS. Bi
WOULD RELIEVE SETTLERS b
Measure Intended to Protect Rights of Fi
Many Now Occupying Part of O
Old Railroad Grant. ce
Western Newspaner Union News Serdl'o
Washington.-Several million dol.
lars worth of timber land in Louisiana to
is said to be involved in the bill of
Representative Aswell for relief of w
settlerskwithin the limits of the grant C
to the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and m
Vicksburg railroqd, on which Chair- w.
man Ferris, of the House Committee c(
on Public Lands, has arranged hear- to
ings to begin January 26. The saw T
mill interests, to which the railroad d,
has sold much of the lands, and the st
railroad and the settlers will be rep- D
resented at the hearings.
The grant to the railroad was made T
in 1871 to aid in its construction from
New Orleans to Shreveport. In 1881
the company conveyed all its rights
pnder the grant to the New Orleans
acific Railroad Company, and six a
years later Congress declared a for
. feiture of the grant east and west of n
the Mississippi river and between ti
New Orleans and White Castle, and tl
confirmed the remainderof the grant. I
Many settlers lived on the grant a
without proving up their rights to the 1
land, not realizing the legal points in- S
Volved. The Aswell bill is to remove
limitations on those settlers who now 1
are held to be debarred from assert
Uig any rights as against patented
lands. It directs that all courts give I
full force and effect to the terms and Q
provisions of the law of 1887, repeat- I
ing provisions intended to protect the
the set ers. I
MASONS ARE OFF TO PANAMA
Will Arrangi for Trip of Grand Con
sistory of Louisiana.
SWester Newspaper Union News RSrefi'.
New Orleans.-The Grand Consis
tory of Louisiana thirty-second degree A
Masons, will make a second journey
to the canal zone the latter part of
March, when nearly 150 candidates a
will be put through the various de
grees between the fourth and thirty- *
second. The probabilities are that
Jerusalem temple, the New Orleans V
branch of the Mystic Shrine, will also 0
send its working team to Pajasma on I
the same boat to initiate a large num
ber of novices.
Anxious to complete all arrange
ments for the March voyage, Charles
F. Buck, thirty-third degree, sovereign
grand inspector general of Louisiana t
and the Canal zone; Gus D. LevY,
thirty-third degree, recently elected
grand master of the Kadosh, Grand a
Consistory of Louisiana; William A.
Briant, knight commander court of
honor, and secretary of the grand con
sistory, and Thomas F. Gessner, thirty
third degree, honorary have gone to
Panama to complete all necessary ar
rangements for the canal zone reunion
of the grand consistory.
SICK MAN KILLS HIMSELF
John P. Boaani, Well-known Citizen of I
Opelousas Ends Life. 1
Opelousas. - John Posey Boagni,
aged 40 years, a well-known citizen
and man of means, shot himself in
Sthe head with a revolver, dying in a
Mr. Boagni had been a sufferer from
paresis for nearly a year and his phy
sicians predicted that be could not
live much longer
His mind was seriously affected at
Stimes, but lie was irequently out on
Sthe streets, and appeared better.
On several occasions he is said to
Shave hinted that he would kill him,
Mr. Boagni leaves his widow and a
young son. He was the youngest son
of the late Dr. Vincent Boagni.
Thi'odaux.--At St. Joaseph's Catho
lie church Rev. Father Barbier an.
nounced that the college debt. which
Swas $30,000, over two yearp ago and
$18,000 on January 1, 1913. had been
o reduced to $17,0004 agd that the in
l terest and coupons on the bonds had
, been paid, besides $21600 improve
- ments placed on the church properties,
l. He also announced plans to build a
r ied church when the college debt is
DANZIGER FACES CHARGES
Missing Fianacier Embezzled Teutonia
Bank Funds, It is AllegLd.
Western Newsapepr Union News Service.
New Orleans.-Theodore Walter
Danyiger, who disappeared more than
two weeks ago, now stands charged
with being a defaulter in the liquida- N
tion of the affairs of the Teutonia
Bank and Trust Company to the ex
tent of $42,031.66. Based on the offi
cial report of William L. Young, state
bank examiner, District Attorney
Chandler C. Luzenberg ordered the fil
ing of eight separate charges of em
bezzlement against Danziger in the
First City Criminal Court. Special
Officer Joseph Purcell made the ne
cessary affidavits before William Free
han, affidavit clerk, in Judge Fisher's
Members of the Danziger family will
make good the difference in the Teu
tonia Bank shortage and the bond,
which will be $17,031.66. His bond
was $25,000 in the American Bonding
Company of Baltimore. It is said a
meeting of the family, all of whom are
wealthy and influential in the business
community, was held and it was de
termined that the depositors of the
Teutonia Bank, who had already en
dured much, should not be made to
suffer any further loss through Mr.
TEACHERS MEET IN APRIL
Shreveport Is Selected as Place foit
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
New Orleans.-The executive com
f mittee of the State Teachers' Associa- 1
a tion met at the school board office at
I the city hall. The important business
*. was the fixing of the date for the next
t annual meeting, which will be April
e 16, 17 and 18. It will be held in
. Shreveport. Speakers for the meeting
e were discussed and final arrangements
, left to President Nichols Bauer and
(. Secretary L. J. Alleman.
d Those present at the meeting were:
e President Bauer, Secretary Alleman,
d who is superintendent of Lafayette
t. parish schools; H. A. Huckaby, presi
e dent of the State School for the Blind
at Baton Rouge; W, -
pairsh, Superintendent J. Mt. imthdaa
and President E. L. Stephens, of the
' Industrial Institute at Lafayette.
WOUNDED, SLAYS ASSAILANT
e Man UI4es Gun Handed to Him by
y His Son.
e Western Newspaper Union News Servise.
Alexandria.-Phil Hebert, Jr., was
. shot and killed near Bagdad, in Grant
t parish. It is alleged that Buck Har
per fired the fatal shot. The details
o of the tragedy were related by Sheriff
n Perkins, of Colfax, over the telephone
. to District ,Attorney Hunter of this
Sheriff Perkins stater that Hebert
and Harper had some words over buy
ing hay, and that Hebert, during a
n scuffle with Harper, shot Harper in
a the thigh. Before Hebert could get
away on his horhe Harper's son
brought him a shotgun from the house,
and he killed Hebert. The shot took
effect in his abdomen.
Sheriff Perkins stated that Harper,
Salthough badly wopnded in the thigh,
F resisted arrest and declared he would
:o not be taken alive.
n Receiver for Planting Company.
Donaldsonville.-Upon the petition
of the A. Wilbert's Sons Lumber and
F Shingle Company, of Plaquemine, Ern
est Loeb, of the New, Orleans machin
Df ery firm of Haubtman & Loeb, has
been appointed receiver of the Belle
Helene Planting Company, Ltd., oper
ating the Belle Helene Sugar Factory.
SThe petitioners are the holders of
Sabout $400 claims against the defend.
In ant company. The defendants admit
a the concern to be insolvent. Mr. Loeb's
bond was fixed at $15,000. The sugar
m hbouse owned by the corporation is one
y- of the best equipped and most mod
ot ern in the state, and is estimated to
be worth in the neighborhood of $250,
at 000. George B. Reuss, owner of the
an Germania and Elise plantations, is the
president of the company.
n. Militia Staff Reorganized.
Baton Rouge.-Governor L. E. Hall
a has issued an order reorganizing the
on staff and corps departments of the
state militia so as to conform to cir
cular 8, of the Division of Military Af
to- fairs, and section 15 of the military
in. laws. The order, effective January 1,
ch prescribes the organization of the de
nd partment to be as follows: Adjutant
en general's department, adjutant gener
in- al with the rank of brigadier general:
ad inspector general's department, one
e- major: judge advocate general's de
es. partment, one major; quartermaster'.
a corps, one major, two captains; medi
is cal department, two majors, ten cap
tains and lieutenants.
LOIE FOR MUSICl
STOPS TO PLAY PIANO AND
ADMITS MANY BURGLARIES
4ad Kept the Citizens of Baton Rouge
in State of Terror for More
Than Ten Days.
Western Newspaper lUnion News S'rvice.
Baton Rouge. - The mysterious
house-breaker who kept the residen
tial section here in terror for ten days
was captured in the home of Fred
Betz, in Granpree street.
The robber gave the name of Ray
mond Kelly, 18 years old. He admit
ted to Police Chief HIuyck and Officer
Morgan that he has been here since
I)ecember 20, and that he had robbed
the homes of Edwin Woodside, J. C.
Mc('arty, Monroe Morris, Minor
Wright and Malcom Dougherty.
If Kelly had not stoppeld to play the
piano in the home of Betz after he
had robbed the place, the police would
still be worrying over the escapades
of the clever young bandit.
The open piano was too great a
temptation, however, and as no one
was at home, Kelly sat down to the
keys and played a couple of "rags."
t He was in the midst of his effort
s when Fred Betz, Jr., returned home.
t When the burglar saw him he ran,
I and Betz followed. The robber was
n chased for several blocks and finally
g ran into the arms of three police
a men, Officers Emmit Lewis, Turner
d and Booth.
SPECIAL DAYS IN SCHOOLS
.e State Superintendent Suggests Pro
1- gram for Many Occasions.
Udumloa T has issued
e stchools om wa
gestlons suitable for the speclal dºy
exercises required of all publie
r schools throughout the state for 1914.
Four special days have been added
to the list contained in the 1913 pam
phlet; Fire Prevention Day, Red Cross
Day, Agricultural Day and Flag Day,
bringing the total number of special
B days to be celebrated In the schools
t up to eleven. These are: Fire Pre
vention Day, October 9; Columbus
g Day, October 12; Red Cross Day, De
f cember 19; Health Day, January 16;
a Lee Day, January 19; Arbor Day, Feb.
Sruary 9; Washington's Birthday, Feb
ruary 22; Agricultural Day, March 30;
t Louisiana Day, April 30; Bird Day,
r. May 10; Flag Day, June 14.
GRACE NOT IN CONTEMPT
1 Action Brought Against Registrar of
Land Office Dismissed.
wstern Newspaper Uni t Nwm U.,vjeg.
Baton Rouge.-The action brought
by L. H. Perkins against Pred J.
SGra state registrar of the land ofi
fice, to show cause why he should not
be punished for contempt for refusal
to comply with a decision of the court
Sof February 3, 1912, was dismissed by
d Judge H. F. Brunot on the ground that
there had been no failure to comply
with the decision ordering the regis
Strar to issue a patent title to W. H..
e Perkins for certain state lands, as the
plaintiff had not complied with the ra
quirements of the law before malking
Sdemand on the registrar for title.
When th'e requirements of the stat
It utes are complied with the plaintiff
will have a valid claim for the lands,
Sand will be then able to compel the
e registrar to Issue him title. The case
SInvolves 3,200 acres of land In Natchi
Want Old Bonds Paid.
Baton Rouge.--Pour old bonds of
the issue of 1874, which were ordered
destroyed by the state, but reflated by
the then treanurer Burke were pre
I1 sented to the state for payment by B.
e A. Cross, a Baton Rouge notary. No.
Stlce of the protest was served on
SGovernor Hall, chairman of the Board
. bf Liquidation, and on Acting State
Auditor George Spyker.
Takes Certificates to Gotham.
t Baton Rouge.-State Treasurer A
doux E. Smith has gone to New York
1. with $7,330,000 worth of the Interima
, certificates, representing the new is.
sue of Louisielana bonds, which will be
Sturned over to the New York pe
chasers. The remainder of the cert.
Sficeates, amounting to 53,661,500, woe
forwarded to New Orleans.