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VOL. XXVIII COLUMBIA, LA., FRIDAY, JASNUAIY 16, 1914
RANTI-TRUST LW S
ARE FORMULATED
PROGRAM FOR LEGISLATION OUT
LINED BY CONGRESSIONAL
COMMITTEE.
WILSON TO PASS UPON IT
President Is Expected to Give Ap
proval to Several Drastic Meas
ures That Are Proposed.
Wentern Newspaper U nion N\w; S.'rv".
Washington.-A general outline or
tentative draft of the inti-trust legis
lation prepared by majority members
of the house Committee on the Judi
ciary fir action by the full committee,
subject to a conference with President
Wilson, has become known.
While members of the committee REF
talked with the president some weeks ('on
ago, the proposed bills so far as known a me!
have not the administration stamp and which
they will be discussed at a confer- lation
ence between the president and the and h:
committeemen. The bills drafted af- which
ter conference between Chairman
Clayton, Carlin of Virginia, Floyd of tABA
Arkansas, McCoy of New Jersey and L
others, cover these Three points:
1. Interlocking directorates.
2. Trade relations and prices.
3. Injunction proceedings and dam- T
age suits by individuals.
In every case President Wilson's
idea of providing penalties for indi- west
viduals as well as for corporations in Chit
case of violations, has been followed. bor u
An attemit to define combinations anapo
and conspiracies in restraint of trade dynan
as far as possible has been made in ed St
the bills already prepared. the S
The effect of the individual corpo- who a
ration feature of the interlocking di- They
rectorate bill, the committeemen say, cisco;
would be of the most sw e __
s Rai
and control to pass to a large army of Chicai
new men instead of keeping the indi- Cou
vidual control of various lines of acti- will p
vity in the hands of a few. a reh
The bill designed to stop agree- that I
ments for regulation of prices has to th
drastic provisions. It is designed to ing fi
stop the fixing by wholesalers of that
prices at which the manufactured govei
article shall be sold to the public and wortl
to prevent "big business" from enter- victe
ing into contracts to control prices of bond
any commodity.
TI
13,333,074 BALES GINNED JudTh
clea
Report of Census Bureau Shows In- 24a
crease Over Last Year. the
men
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Washington.-The eighth cotton gin- T
ning report of the Census Bureau for iMc
the season, announced that 13,3333,074 feni
bales of cotton, counting round as half for
bales, of the growth of 1913, h'ad been ·I
ginned prior to January 1, to which ant
date during the past seven years the had
ginning averaged 93.4 per cent of the aim
entire crop. Last year to January 1,
there had been ginned 12,907,405 bales, th,
or 95.7 per cent of the entire crop; me
14.317,002 bales or 92.1 per cent in for
1911, and 12,465,298 bales or 95.3 per thi
cent in 1908. on
Glnnings prior to January 1 In Ark- be
ansas and Louisiana, with comparisons
for last year and other big crop years
and the 'percentage of the entire croP
ginned prior to that date In those Cl
years, follow:
Arkansas- tl
1913------------··· 933,389
1912---------- 32,117 95.0 tr
1911-------------~~786,329 86.6
1908------------:: 910,423 91.4
Louilsana-T
1913------------ ~~~410,086
191--------- 366,402 97.8 *
1911.............352,503 92.6
1908------------.453,210 97.1
NEW CHARGES BY BREWER ,
MississiPP Governor Says State Has 1
Been Defrauded of Great Sums.
Jackson. Miss.---Governor Earl Brew
er startled the legislature with a 5,000
word mesage reviewing the details
of his crusade against methods of man
agement in the penitentiary.
The governor wrote that he obtain
ed the assistance of the State Depart
ment at Washington in securing sta
tstics from Liverpool cotton ship
ments purchased from the state's pen
al institutions and asserted that during
the past five years the state has lost
more than $300,000 through alleged
discrethancl !n weight and grades.
The governor also said that there
has teen reckless waste in handling
of other crops and that hundreds of
thoursads d dollars have been lost
hr *iele*u at5
ASSISTS IN PREPARING I
ANTI-TRUST PROGRAM
MEXI
AGi
f":n
Nearl
A
idred
'-ý ý' gener
:ion, t
aid 1
custoI
borde
REPRESENTATIVE J. C. FLOYD. eral E
('ongressman Floyd of Arkansas is and tl
a member of the House committee lage l
which has outlined the anti-trust legis- forces
lation to be attempted by Congress The
and has assisted in preparing the bills been
which will be introduced. and n
dogs,
LABOR OFFICIALS' acre
SENTENCES STAND the g
Fed
TWENTY-FOUR OF MEN CONVICT. Ophin
ED OF CONSPIRACY LOSE IN in cum
HIGHER COURT. await
partn
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Chicago.-Sentepce of 24 of the 12r GeO
bor union offlicials convicted in Indi- Ynez
anapolis of conspiracy to. transport mand
dynamite, were confirmed by the Unit- some
ed States Ciruit Court of Appeals of Salaz
the Seventh district. Six of the 30 comp
who appealed were granted new trials. Genes
They are: Olaf A. Treitmore, San Fran.
cisco; Willi4
Richard H~.~",;~~;oulhan, again:ane
'!'. Ray, Peoria, Ill.; Richard Hoean,ag
Chicago, . aband
Counsel for the 24 winthin 30 days ning i
will petition the cQurt of appeals for the F
a rehearing on new legal points. If Th
that is denied they will take the case h
to the federal supreme court. Pend- lowe(
ing final adjudication it is understood whic
that no attempt will be made by the down
government to return to the Leaven- ed g
worth penitentiary those of the con
victed men who are at liberty under Ge
bond. of tb
Conspiracy Charge Upheld. be n
The appeal was heard by Circuit Fedi
Judges Kolsaat, Baker and Seaman. amn
The decision declares conspiracy eral
clearly, was shown on the part of the evat
24 defendants, and that challenge of A
the conspiracy accounts of the indict- offii
ments was erroneous. Am
I- The decision stated succinctly that D
r McManigal and Clark, though co-de- poli
4 fendants, were competent witnesses vici
if for the state. leal
n The final contention of the defend- ly i
:h ants' counsel that the United States 1
ie had not jurisdiction in the charges onl
ie alleged was disallowed. Fei
1, Counsel for the labor officials heard cox
!' the decision with keen disappoint- thi
P ment. E. N. Zolins, of the attorneys thi
in for the petitioners, however, stated
er that he already had prepared briefs jJ
on three Important points which had
rk- been overlooked in the first appeal. cm
ins Ryan to Serve Seven Years.
or The sentence of seven years' penal
rop servitude against Frank M. Ryan of We
bse Chicago, president of the association,
was affirmed. There were 32 convic- i
tions in the dynamite cases charging SI
transporting dynamite. Two of the vi
16.6 convicted men did not appeal. t1
TWELVE MILERS ARE KILLED ,
-- d
97.8 Explosion Traps 200 Men but Most of a
92.6 Them Esoape. -
97.1 - i
Western Newspaper Union News Servece.
Birmingham. Ala.-The bodies of the I
ER 12 men, five hites and seven negroes,
who were killed in an explosion at the (
Has Rock Castle mine of the Davis Creek
* Coal Company, 35 miles south of Bir
mingham, in Tuscaloosa county, have
r been recovered. More than 200 men
,000- were at work in the mine when the
tails explosion occurred, but all but 12 got
man- out before the after damp affected
ain- any seriously.
part- The mine was little damaged by the
staa explosion, which is believed to have
ship- been caused by gas, which, in turn,
pen- Ignited the dust.
Ulong Astor's Estate $85,890,826.
leg New York.-The gross value of the
rades. estate of the late Col. John Jacob
there Astor is $85,890,826, according to a re
ndling port of re-apprlsement. The reap
!ds of praisement adds another $1,109,321 to
, lout Mrs Madeline Force Astor's share of
the estate.
T0 4 e' r
FEDERALS FLEE TOiGO
Govern
western
Logs
THE UNITED STATE$
SGibbs,
ment E
MEXICAN ARMY ABANDONS OJIN- from
AGA AND CROSSES BORDER who v
LINE. to pre!
before
- Washi
'that ,
GENERALS LEAD THE FLIGHT Placed
cepted
projec
Nearly 3,000 Soldiers Surrender to strean
American Border Patrol-Big The
Victory for the Rebels. liows:
"Ad
this i
Western News.pIpr "nion News Service. that t
Presidio, Texas--Twenty-eight hun- the ft
dred \lexican Federal soldiers, six Engin
generals, 200,000) rounds of ammumi- ment
:ion, two cannon, four large field pieces to Lo
and 1,500 civilian refugees are in the
custody of the United States army 0
border partol as the result of the Fed
eral evacuation of Ojinaga, Mexico,
and the occupation of the Mexican vi (AUl C
lage by General Francisco Villa's rebel
forces. Wenter
The distress of the refugees has Rus
been intense. They had scant food Ir' of
and no shelter. Men, women, children, schoc
dogs, chickens and cattle were packed slain
together in a space covering several to the
acres. About them was scattered all -is
the goods and baggage brought in from pti
Ojinaga. o c
Federal Generals Mercado, Castro, pt
Ophinal, Romeo, Aduna and Landa are to
in custody of the United States troops rts
awaiting disposition by the War De- O o01
partment. 4e
Salazar is Wounded. S1h
General Pascual Orozco and General rI
Ynez Salazar, Federal volunteer corn- i t
manders, escaped along the border to hic
some point remote from Presidio.
Salazar was wounded. They were ac
companied by General Carvoa d 4 yy
General Rojas and 300 cav seal
against Orosco, Salaar a
General Mercado said ,
abandoned their troops
ning of the battle and thus weakenee
the Federal defense. m
The defeat of the Federal army fol- er
lowed only a few hours' fighting, in 11
which the rebels, beginning at sun- e
down, started to close in on the besaeg- t
ed garrison with canon and rifle fire.
Flee to Escape Massacde. r
General Castro and General Mercado
of the Federals saw the assault was to
be nothing less than a massacre. The I
Federals had left but 50 rounds of
ammunition for each man. The gear
erals, therefore, gave the orders to
evacuate. Fh
SAll the Federal soldiers and their
.officers who could scratmble to the
American side did so. we
t Defeat of the Federal army at this
- point marks the most important rebel bI
a victory of the present revolution. It DO
leaves the rebels in possession virtual- E
1- ly of all the north of Mexico. H
s Mercado, Castro and Landa were the
is only remaining commanders of the i
Federal regulars. The other generals tl
*d commanded volunteers, and had been
t, threatened by Villa with death should
s they be captured. bi
ifs IUDGE CHAS. COFFIN DEAD '
ad
Candidate for United States Senatot a
.hlp Succumbs to Illnes*.
Of Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Pine Bluff, Ark.--Judge Charles Cof- '
Ic- fin, 71 years old, candidate for United 1
Ing States senator, and mayor of Bates
the ville, Ark., died at the Florence san
tarium in this city after several weeks' I
illness of uraemia.
Judge Coffin's death, while sudden,
ED was not wholly unexpected. Hi con
dition the last few days had created
I of alarm.
- The death of Judge Coffin removes
from Arkansas one of its most distin
guished citizens. He was a gentie
man of the Seuthern type and his
oes, career was one of usefulness and lon
the or. Two brothers survive, James P.
r- Coffin of Batesville and Hector Coffin
B if Knoxville, Tenn. His only sister,
Mrs. Z. Orto, of this city died in 1900.
men He was never married.
t Judge Coffin was born April 23,
igot 1842, at' Rogersville, Tenn. When but
eted five years old he moved with his parl
ents to Knoxville.
( the ..... ....- -
have Biography of Great Evangelist.
turn, Winona Lake, lnd.-While Rev. Billy
Sunday, the noted evangelist, was rest
ing here recently, after a strenuous
campaign in Johnstown, Pa., he re
ceived word that the new biography,
Jacob "The Spectacular Career of Rev. Billy
a Sunday," was 9ft the press. it is the
re ap. work of T. T. Frankenberg and the
21 to evangelist says it is a truthful ac
count of his life.
TO IMPROVE SABINE RIVER WAS I
Government Engineers Have Approved p
Plans, It is Stated.
Western Newspaper Union News Servtee.
Logansport.-President George K.
Gibbs, of the Sabine River Improve 4
ment Association, received a telegram
from Leon Locke, at Lake Charles,
who was engaged by the association
to present argument of the association
before the Board of Engineers at
Washington for Sabine River to be
placed on the list of navigable streams,
that the Board of Engineers had ac
cepted the argument and approved te e
project, and that improvements on the
stream wound begin immediately.
The telegram in part reads as fol
liows:
"Advices from Washington received
this morning give the information
that the Sabine river matter received
the full indorsement of the Board of
Engineers, which means early improve.
ment of the stream from the gulf up
to Logansport."
NO TRACE OF GIRL'S SLAYER
iAll Clews Secured by Officers Prove
to Be Valueless.
jWestern Newspasper Union News Service.
Ruston.--The search for the murder
rof Miss Dicie Maybell McAdams, the
school girl who was assaulted and
slain while on her way from her home
to the school house at Culbertson, near
is city, has continued without inter- bis
ption but the officers have obtained sister
o clews. Rewards offered for the to tb
pture of the murderer now aggre- Elea
te $574.50. The citizens of the Cul- visit
rtn community have offered $424. Smit
Sof this amount and Governor Hall famil
ed $150 to it. Hous
Sheriff J. M. Colvin and District At
ry Warren held an all-day qession FIRI
I the Culberston school house, at
hic about 30 persons were question- Indui
SThree young men who were under
on proved alibis and all of the
the officers had ell to the west
scalp.
as bhe was accustom to the 1
nding .the night with friends with- een
seen
.*iifying her parents. The body watt
discovered entirely by accident shot
me distance from the road. There stor
oere evidences of a struggle practi- rus
I Bly all the way from the road to
t e place where the body wad found.
0 terrific struggle evidently took to ti
e. ce before her life was taken. In havil
r school satchel which was found bad
io r the body were a Sunday School stor
to k and a Bible which she intended bril
plal
eI study at school. whi
of wer
* E SWEEPS OVER BLOCK lli
to Ind
Five Mules Are Cremated in Disas- date
air trous New Orleans Blaze. the
he - tho
Western Newspaper Union News Service. wel
uis New Orleans-Nearly an entire ishl
iel block of frame buildings, in the square chi
It oaded by South Rampart, Saratoga, val
tal. Erato and Thalia, was destroyed by I
fire, and five mules, the property of by
the Hollander Sons, were cremated in the tht
the fierce blaze which had its origin in em
Mls the stables of the firm at No. 1307 sid
e South Rampart. dit
uld How the fire originated is a mystery, $3,
but it is not believed to have been
incendiarlsm. The stamping of a trot 01
ADting horse gave the alarm. The heat
and smoke caused the animal uneasi
ness, and he plunged around his stall
tor Until he aroused Miss Alice Mosley,
who keeps a rooming house adjoining.,
The roomers in the house were awak
Cof- ened and sought safety in flight, some a
ited of them not even taking time to don di
ites- their clothes. r
sani- The fire was confined to the square p
,eks' in which it originated, although some ol
dwellitigs on the opposite side of Sara- tl
Iden, togs, to which the fire penetrated, ci
con- were scorched and damaged. a
iated a
TO UNK RIVER AND LAKE b
10esB
istin- Governor Hall Considers Plan for Ex
entle- tending Old Basin Canal.
t his
h h08- Western Newspaper Union News Service.
es P. New Orleans.-The extension of the
:offin Old Basin eanal from its present ter- 1
tister, minus at Rampart street to the levee, i
1900. where it would enter the Mississippi
river by means of a powerful lock and I
i 23, dam, is a project now in the mind
,n but of the present state administration.
is par. Governor Luther E. Hall held con
ferences with local officials at which
this big project was considered at
1st. length.
r. Billy "The matter has been considered,"
is rest- said Governor Hall. "But of course,
enuous the state can do nothing until the case
he re· ot the Carondolet canal gets out of
graphY, the courts. After that this proposition
'. Billy 2ay be taken up seriously. I am con
Sis the inced that it might be made a splen
ud the id commercial advantage to the city
ful a- a New Orleans."
WAS HOSTESS TO THE DUVI
PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER
4RTHL
AT
": AWS
Victim
:; .tantl
ýt her
. ousin
: ýj: ' enth 1
Trot
beta ei
}ports
phone
S .Dr. I
at the
2ific 1
cousin
d rard.
be t eit
MISS MARY SMITH. It i
rliss Mary Smith, together with her ehotd
sister, Miss Lucy Smith, was hostess the b
eto the president's daughter, Miss the
B aific
visit to New Orleans. The Misses hour
Smith are old friends of the Wilson hours
11 family and were guests at the White Rob
House recently. o
of R'
FIRE CAUSES HEAVY LOSS ap
st - mem
n. Industrial Plant Worth Milliotpoi* park
r Itars Are Burned.
16 --- ~
Swestern Newspaper Union News Serviee.
New Orleans.-A loss estimated £it
a tfire whiec Man
to the fire is not
h- seen by Alexander Reed, a private old
ynt watchman. He say the flames first a Sf
shot up from the cooper shop, a two. 50 f
story frame building, covered with oor- had
to rugated iron. -ý gir
to iro. ou
ýd. From the cooper shop the fire spread horn
ok to the alcohol department, a structure did
In having a one-story front and two-story He
eId back. The flames spread to the one- litt
ool story warehouse, then to the five-story for
led brick building, the main building of the to a
plant, and to the boiler shed, all of
which were destroyed. The buildings
were owned by the International Dis- gall
K tilling Company and the United States killv
Industrial Alcohol Company, consoll- i'
sas- dated companies. Wood alcohol was
the product of the establishment, al- CIý
though cologne and scented waters
were also manufactured. These estab- Hul
tire ishments combined, together with ma
care chinery, stock and contents, were
sga, valued at about $1,100,000. Wae
by Several people were slightly injured r
Sof by falling brands. Three box cars of Hu
the the Public Belt railroad, cantalning pal
1in empty barrels, were standing on the me
1307 siding on Pine Street, near St, Fer- col
dinand, and were damaged about an'
tery, $3,000. Ne
been ge
trot - OVERCOME THE BOLL WEEVIL ce
tasI- Farmers of Franklin Parish Have In
stasl creased Their Yield. Dc
sley, to
ning. Western Newspaper Union News Service.
w ak- Baton Rouge.-That it is possible to m
some raise cotton profitably in Louisiana b]
don despite the boll weevil is shown by is
reports just received from Franklin N
luare Parish by Mason Snowden, state agent c
some of the farm demonstration work of a
Sara- the United States Department of Agri- a
rated, culture. The reports show that, with 9
almost 30 per cent of the crop de
stroyed by the damaging October and
AKE September rains, 861 more bales have
been ginned in the parlsh for, 1913 than
for the same period in 1912. The num
r er of bales ginned in the parish up to
Dec. 23, 1912, was 9,886, and up to the
same date this season, 10,747. I
of the "Franklin Parish is right in the I
it ter- heart of the worst infected district of
levee, the state. They have had the boll
Issippi weevil since 1909. I attribute their
:k and success with cotton largely to the use
mind of demonstration methods," said Mr.
lion. Snowden.
I con
which Insurance Man in Prison.
red at Shreveport.-W. G. Laning, former
president of the Pelican Fire Insur
Lered," ance Company, of Shreveport, who
cu,urse, was convicted several months ago of
ee Case embezzling from stockholders in that
aut of company, has gone to Baton Rouge to
osition begin a seven-year term in the pent
mmcon. tentlsry. As a result of Laning's Ir
ssplen- regularities the insurance companv
he city was forced into liquidation. Jaalnng
was arrested at B3oloxl, Miss.
PHYSICIAN SLAYS
WEALTHY PLANTER
ARTHUR E. HARRELL IS KILLED
AT GIRARD BY DR. JOHN H.
M'INTOSH.
..AWSUIT CAUSE OF TRAGEDY
Victim Was Stepson of Police Jury
Head-Slayer Cousin of District
Court Judge.
Sestern Newspaper 'ilon News C'rrive.
Rayville.-Arthur E. Hiarrell, a weatl
thy young planter, was shot and in
stantly killed at Girard, six miles west
of here, by Dr. .lohn H. McIntosh, a
cousin of Judge McIntosh, of the Sev
enth District Court.
Trouble had existed for some time
between the men over a lawsuit. Re
ports of the tragedy received by tele
phone here state that Mr. Harrell and
Dr. McIntosh met on the right-of-way
ýf the Vicksburg, Shreveport and Pa
ýific railroad, in the outskirts of Gi
rard.
It is alleged that Dr. McIntosh emp
tied the contents of a double-barrelled
sr shotgun loaded with buckshot into
Sthe breast of Mr. Harrell. The body
s rolled down the railroad embankment
and was not discovered for several
n houra
te Mr. Harrell was a stepson of Wiley
Roberts, president of the Police Jury
of Richland parish. Dr. McIntosh is
a practicing physician and interested
S int plantation properties. Both are
members of leading families of the
ol* pariah.
FATHER AND CHILD KILLED
ch Man Meets Death In Vain Effort ta
old daughter, Bessle, w 'rEls
rat a Southern Pacltfic eagine, and hurled
w. 50 feet and killed instantly. Bergeron
n. had recently moved his family to a
house situated near the track and the
Sgirl was walking down towards her
uehome when her father saw that she
ure did not hear an approaching train.
°He dashed from his house after the
no- little one and caught her just In time
ry for both to be struck at once and sent
of to an immediate death.
ngs Mrs. Begeron was standligon her
Dis- gallery and saw her baby and husband
rtes killed. She tainted and was not re
;oli- vived for many hours.
was--'
al- CITY GETS NEW SHIP LINE
ters
tab- Hubbard-Zemurray Company Moves
ma- From Mobile to New Orleans.
rere -
Western Newspaper Union News Servlee.
ired New Orleans.-Mobile has lost the
s of Hubbard-Zemurray Steamship Com
ning pany to New Orleans. Thl anpounce
the ment was made by an offieal of the
Fer- company at Mobile. Company omees
bout and headquarters will be moved to
New Orleans, after which .Mobile will
get a boat a month to and from Puerto
VIL Cortez, Honduras, instead oafi one a
week, as at present. Three qthe four
* steamers now in trade between that
port and the Honduran port .will come
to New Orleans.
It is denied that the Hsitiard-Ze
le to murray Company has been aIbsorbed
slana by the United Fruit Comiany. It is
n by said that the move is mide because
sklin New Orleans and Lousitiil capital
agent control the company. The removal
rk of means, however, that Mobile loses
Agri- more than $200,000 a year to New Or
with leans.
p de
r and City to Buy state Land.t
have sbreveport.--Chief State Engineer
Ithan Frank M. Kerr, while here attending
inum- a meeting of the Caddo Leveie Board.
up to announced that his departthent had
to the just completed and filed with Oover
nor Hall and State Land Register
in the Frank J. Grace, the surveys and maps
rict of of the cross lake lands north of
a boll Shreveport after several rnonths of
their labor, in accordance with a legislative
he use act authorizing the state to sell these
14 Mr. lands to the city of Shreveport at a
dollar an acre for a municipal water
reservoir. The lands aggregated 11,
849.13 acres
former______ __
Insur. Thief Makes Rich Haul.
t, who Alexandria.-tA number of houses
ago of were entered and robbed in the White
in that Street section of the city. The home
ouge to of Dr. Graham Stafford was robbed of
Ie pent- a gold watch, money and clothing, the
ng's Ii- loss being about $200. Four other
umpany houses on the same street were en
Laning tered.

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