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VOL. XXVIII COLUMBIA, LA., FRII)AY, JANUARY 30, 1914
LSK N RAILWAY
BILL IS PASSED]
SENATE APPROVES MEASURE PRO.
VIDING FOR FIRST GOVERN
PRESIDENT TO BUILD LINE
Appropriation of $40,000,000 Is Made
for Work-Fifteen Republicans
Vote With Dem.:racs.
Western Newspnper t'nrln News S rvice.
Washington.-By a vote of 46 to
16, the Senate passed the Alaska rail
way bill directing the president to
purchase or construct 1,000 miles of
railroad in Alaska at a cost not to
Fifteen Republicans and Senators
Poindexter, Progressive, voted for the
bill Senators Bacon, Hoke Smith and
Williams, Democrats, voted against it.
The bill places on the president the
responsibility for the selection of the
rni:e I,'om tidewater to thel interi~or
of Alaska, and the construction, equip- di
ment and operation or leasing of such 0o
lines as he may construct or buy. cc
The bill provides for a redemption In
fund into which shall be paid 75 per
cent of all moneys derived from the pl
sale of public lands in Alaska or of
thie coal or mineral conten:s. '.:acl n
ery used in the construction of the tc
Panama canal is made available. of
Unavailing efforts to reduce the $40,
0,b,.00e, appropriation authorih.eI fr ,
the work were made. Other amend
ments defeated were those for govern.
meut steampship lines to Alas':a: for
the sale of Alaska coal at cost to
Pacific points and for limiting the
construction to one main line.
The bill was amended to require the
Senate's approval of the appointment
of civil engineers receiving more than
S$3.000 a year; to forbid any payment
'°r the good-will of existing railways; P
giving injured employes the right to
sue the government and limiting the
government's defense to those provid
ed for in the federal employer's liabil
ity law of 1908.
A similar bill is pending in the
STATE OFFICERS UNDER FIRE. t
New York Prosecutor Will Seek to In
dict Them on Graft Charge. E
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
New York.-The immediate indict
ment of two present and two former
state officials on charges of malfeas
ance in office will be sought in Albany
county, it was announced here by
James W. Osborne, appointed by Gov
ernor Glynn to investigate alleged
highway and barge canal graft. He
will seek Indictments against John
Benzel, state engineer; Duncan W.
Peck, superintendent of ,tl,bl,.: worl;s:
C. Gordon Reed, former deputy high
It was learned that besides the ac
counts of Charles F. Murphy and
James E. Gaffney, the district attorney
has under examination those of Ben
zes, Ptck, Reed and Folav; I'lnllip F.
Donahue, treasurer of Tammany hall;
Arthur A. McLean, treasurer of the
Democratic State Committee, who re
cently pleaded guilty to a charge of
accepting a campaign contribution
from a corporation; Everett P. Fowler
of Kingston, former member of the
committee, who is awaiting trial on a
charge of extortion.
MOYER WILL STAND TRIAL
,Union Leader Will Return to Michigan
to Face Accusers.
Western Newapaper Union News SPervce.
Houghton, Mich.-Charles H. Moyer,
president of the Western Federation
of .lit ers, and the si: other anitt,,
labor leaders under indictment here
for conspiracy, will return voluntarily
to stand trial with the 31 strikers
indicted with them. A telegram to this
effect was received by George E.
Nicholls, special prosecutor from O. N.
Hilton of Denver, general counsel for
Killed Insane Patient, is Charge.
Woodward, Okla.-C. O. Pollard,
former attendant at the state insane
asylum at Supply, Okla., is under ar
rest and warrants have been issued
for the arrest of two other former at
tendants, charging them with murder
ing Frank S. Pomeroy, an inmate. It
is alleged that the three attendants,
becoming enraged at Pomeroy, sent
for another inmate of extraordinary
physique, who struck Pomeroy a blow
which knocked him to the floor. Then,
it is alleged, the attendants jumped on
him with their feet and beat him. He
died soon after.
CATO SELLS [P1
;r Cato Sells, the commissioner of In. 001
p_ dian affairs at Washington, has just $4
:h outlined his program for bettering the
conditions of the Indians and recover- inl
)n Ing the millions of dollars the red men G
er have lost to the land sharks. He
he plans criminal prosecution of those m
who have robbed the red man and is
will compile facts for presentation to be
he congress leading to drastic legislation tic
to safeguard the health and wealth m
of the Indians. This picture shows
Mr. Sells at his desk In Washington. cr
CONGRESS ACTS ON v
nt WILSON'S PROGAAM
'; PLAN181 TirMATE PREPAfRATtON a
to OF MEASURES RECOMMENDED be
he BY PRESIDENT. o0
Western Newspaper Union News Service. P
he Washington. - President Wilson's
suggestion to Congress in his trust C
address that the government and busi
ness men are ready to meet each other L
half way "in common effort to square
business methods with both public
In- opinion and the law," fell on attentive
ears and struck a responsive chord in
representatives of all political patties. c
The atmosphere of co-operation and c,
let- "accommodation" in' the message; the g
ner reforms proposed, expressed in terms e
Was- of conservation and the spirit of friend- is
'ny liness to supersede antagonism in g
by dealing with big business which domi
gd nated the president's thoughts, aroused
ed expressions of approval from all sides.
he Throughout the delivery of the ad- t
hn dress the assembled senators and rep- t
resentatives listened intently, applaud
Certain parts of the address were
referred to committees and it was an
acnounced that work would begin at t
and once on the preparation of the pro
ey posed measures.
all; SUE DIRECTORS OF FRISCO
re- Receivers Seek to Recover $14,000,000
· of Paid For Brownsville Road.
wler Western Newepaper Union News Service.
the St. Louis.-Suit to recover more
)n a than $14,000,000 was filed in the Unit
ed States District Court here against
10( men who were directors of the St.
IAL Louis and San Francisco railroad in
1910. The suit was filed by attorneys
igan representing the receivers.
The 10 men in the suit are: B. F.
Yoakum, chairman of the Frisco direc
torate at the time of the receivership;
)yer James Campbell, president of the
Itlon North American Company, which
niln brought the? receivership suit: William
here K. Bixby, now a receiver of the Wa
arily bash; C. W". Hilliard, former vice
kers president of the Frisco: B. L. Win
this chel, former president of the Frisco,
E. E. V. R. Thayer, A. S. Grig, Frank
3. N. Trumbull, Thomas H. \West, chairman
I for of the Board of Directors of the St.
Louis Union Trust Company, and Hans
ge. The petition charges that the de
'lard, fendants unlawfully, carelessly and
sane negligently caused the Frisco to pay
r ar- out $14.,408,921 without receiving any
sued thing of value in exchange in the pur.
r at- chase of the St. Inouis, Brownsville &
rder- Mexico Railroad.
ants, Whiskey and Tobacco Consumed.
sent Washington.-The American people
inary drank 70,000,000 gallons of whiskey,
blow smoked 4,090,300,000 cigars and 8,
7hen, 11,000,000 cigarettes during the six
d on months ending December 31, according
He to Commissioner Osborne of the In
ternal R5venue Bureau.
PLA TI FORnTIFY SE
ARMY AUTHORITIES WOULD PRO- SEN
VIDE PROTECTION FOR PA
CONGRESS TO GIVE MONEY WO
War Department Proposes to Establish Ran
Strong Military Post Supple- M
mental to Naval Base.
Wenrtrn New papelr U'nion Nvs Servi'. Wea
Wahington.-The annual fortifica
ions hills recommended to the house Nei
:y Representative Sherley of Kentucky R1i
would provide $457,00o to build forti- Ma:
fications as a part of the War Depart- eff(
ment's plan to establish a strong mili- pla
tary post supplemental to the Ha- sist
waiian naval base.
The measure would give congres- the
sional approval of the transfer of 45 len
field artillery pieces to the islands. las
The bill would appropriate $5,175,- in
000 in all. This is a decrease of about ov4
t $420,000 from last year.
The Hawaiian Island project was th
included at the request of Secretary me
I Garrison. ay
B Major General Wood told the com- bil
me ittee that fortification of the island po
I is an urgent necessity, that the naval big
base might be maintained as a protec- wt
tion to the Pacific coast and the Pana- ll
"The Hawaiian Islands," said Gen-lco
' ral Wood, "really are in the center pr
of all the Pacific trade routes, and NO
whoever holds them will exercise great th
influence, if not control, in time of ri
war on the Pacific trade.
"The Panama canal has been a at
strong additional reason for doing 01
this, but the defense of the Pacific .
coast also is, I think, the fundamental
reason," said General Wood. "If4t~ese
Islands should fall into the handls ot"
N a stfong naiat'IpoT,er this power wwbfill
be so near as to greatly jeopardize +it
our trade and virtually would be in a Io
position to maintain a force and hold be
a splendid harbor as a place for sup- hi
ply and refuge for a fleet."
CROP NEARLY BREAKS RECORD d
er Latest Ginning Report Shows It Is the el
re Second Largest Ever Grown.
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
in Washington.-Announcement by the P
s Census Bureau that 13,589,171 bales of
cotton, exclusive of linters, had been Y
he ginned prior to January 16, officially
sestablished that the 1913-14 cotton crop
id- is the second in size the country has
ni- The ninth cotton ginning report of 1
ed the Census Bureau for the season an
es- nounced that 13,5.4,111 bales of cot
d- ton, counting round as half bales, of i
P the growth of the 1913 crop had been
d- ginned prior to January 16, to which I
date during the past seven years the t
ie ginning averaged 95.5 per cent of the I
a- entire crop. Last year to January 16 t
at there had been ginned 13,088,930 bales,
o- Ginnings prior to January in Arkan
sas and Louisiana with comparisons
for last year and other big crop years,
Sand the percentage of the entire crop 1
ginned prior to that date in those
4 years, follows:
Arkansas. Ginnings. Per Cent.
1913 ..................976,729 .
1912 .................741,282 96.2
1911 ..................797,597 87.8
re 1907 .................931,133 93.5
ast 1913 .................. 420,094 .. •
St. 1912 ..................369,076 98,5
in 1911 ..................357,758 93.9
ys 1908 ................458,762 98.3
SMETHODISTS TO COOPERATE
he Agreement Reached Between Northern
ich and Southern Churches.
Wa- Western Newspaper Union News Servlce.
ice Nashville, Tenn.-A conference com
'in- mission consisting of three members
so, will be established in every city where
ak the Northern and Southern branches
an of the Methodist Church are operating
St. as a result df a resolution adopted at
ans the session of the Federal council of
the two branches of the church which
de- met here.
nd The commission shall be appointed
pay by the regular conferences and have
any- power to adjust and settle any fric
ur. tion and dispute that may arise be
e & tween the two bodies. In case the de
cree of the commission is not satis
factory to both churches, appeal to
Sthe federal council may be taken.
ple It was provided that where either
eybranch of the church is doing the
8 work that is expected of Methodism in
six a community the other branch shall
ing be restrained from establishing a
Schurch there or trying to operate in
any way in that section.
ON LEIEE BILLS I
SENATORS RANSDELL AND NEW. he
LANDS CONFER IN EFFORT 01
TO GET TOGETHER. m:
WOULD REACH AN AGREEMENT a
Ranadell-Humphreys Measure May Be be
Made Part of Rivers and Harbors
Bill, IS Is Said. fe
Western Newspaper Union News Sfervlce.
Washingtou.-Senators Ransdell and F:
Newlands, Senator-elect Broussard. pa
Robert H. Downman and George H. p
Maxwell held a long conference in an h
effort to "get together" on a suitable ti
plan for levee protection of the Mis- fc
sissippi river. O
The Rnmidetl-Humphreys bill and p
the NewIands bill were discussed at C
length, and those features of the New- p
lands till to which there is objection
in' Louisiana were thoroughly gone
As Senator Ransdell is chairman of n
Sthe EE::S.z sbcommitttee on comrn
merte, to which will be referred the
ant al river and harbor appropriation
1 bilk the conference was of great im
d potance insofar as the fate of the two
l bi <levee and river regulation bills,
W have been a bone of contention
l- It uisiana, is concerned.
h sides showed a willingness to
n- co omise. Senator Ransdell made a
r pr ition, it was stated, to Senator
Ad Ne nds to take concerted action for
t th provement of the Mississippi
)f ri and levee extension and flood
'p tion, and Senator Newlands re
a ated by declaring that he would
g | be too glad to work with Sena
Ia nsdell to secure the advantages
=al river control sought by both,
se ih the methods of each might
l. lity prei.irr~d t the -coMfo
me ;n , all present seeming to be anx
a oun to agree on something that would
d be latisfactory to supporters of both
It was learned that many members
of the house rivers and harbors com
b mittee are disposed to make the Rans
dell Humphreys bill a part of the riv
ers and harbors appropriation bill.
If the Ransdell-Humphreys bill is
incorporated in the rivers and harbors
appropriation bill levee work will be
he placed under the continuing contract
of system for the next three or four
O" BLOW SAFE, GET NO MONEY
of Yeggs Are Balked When They Attack
in- Madisonville Bank.
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Madisonville.-After working for C
more than two hours in a vain attempt
to blow the vaults of the JMadisonville C
Bank here four yeggmen gave up the a
task as a bad job and leisurely d.e
parted, not, however, before they had
"shot 'p" the bank in their anger and
Citizens residing in the vicinity of
the bank were awakened between 111
and 2 o'clock in the morning by sev
eral muffled explosions, but paid no
particular attention to the noise.
The bandits entered the bank build
ing by picking the lock on a rear door.
They hammered the combination of
the steel vault door until it was flat
tened. Nitroglycerin was then plas
tered along the steel casing of the
vault door and the stuff set off.
All efforts to reach the cash proved
unavailing, and the robbers proceeded
to empty their revolvers into the glass
doors at the front of the bank. The
shots brought out several citizens,
who reached the bank in time to see
four men riding away on horseback.
Dentists to Meet in June.
Baton Rouge.--The Louisiana State
Dental Society, of which Dr. C. Bour
gois is president, will hold its an
Snual meeting here June 4, 5 and 6,
Dr. J. H. Balin is chairman of the
t committee on automobiles: Dr. H. G.
f McKowen, banquet; Dr. H. J. Feltus,
i ball and press; Dr. C. Bourgeois, fi
nance; Dr. Joe Jones, badges and
d registry; Dr. S. J. Powell, general
8 reception; Dr. E. M. Jolly, program.
East Baton Rouge Seeks School.
Baton Rouge.-A committee of ne
o groes called on Governor Hall and
Superintendent of Education Harris
r and urged that the negro university,
e recently removed from New Orleans,
a be located in East Baton Rouge. As
1 surances were given that some action
a would be taken in the matter at an
PLAN FOR IMMIGRATION WORK
Leading Iberville Citizens to Colonize
10,000 Acres of Land.
Western Newspoaper Un'ion N.ws Si.rvi' c.
Plaquemine.-An important move
ment for the promotion of immigra.
tlon to this state has been starter'
here. A meeting of the most prorlin- BA
ctt sugar planters, bankers business
men and landholders of Iberville was
held at the courhouse to devise way;:
and means of placing alluvial larn ds
on the market for colonization pur- DE
pores. It is the aim of the organiza
tion to secure, by pooling or other
wise, a body of 10,000 acres of land to Go
be divided into small farms.
A temporary organization was ef
fected, with Dr. \V. A. Holloway as
chairman and R. G. Comeaux as secre
Geo. W. Bolds, of the Indiana Swine W
1 Treeders' Association, addressed the
I. reting, telling of the favorable ini- 3a
I pressions the country had made on ed
nI im and relating the great possibilities ap
e that lay in the Louisiana alluvial lands to
, for general farming purposes. Mr. th
Oliver, of the Algiers Distilling Corn- 11
d pany, spoke on the "Ready Market for in
It Corn Presented by the Distilling ar
- Plants." to
I The organization then entered into PC
e it business session, approved the form U
of subscription and appointed a com- m
3 mittee of nine to report at a subse- la
Sflquent meeting for permanent organ- Pi
COL. T. H. LEWIS IS DEAD
Head of Democratic State Committee tl
Succumbs in New Orleans. o
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
a New Orleans.-Colonel Thomas H.
or Lewis, veteran soldier, distinguished
or lawyer and wellknown citizen of Ope
'pi lousas, St. Landry parish, leader in b
od political reforms in Louisiana for the
re- past half-century, died at Touro in- t
id firmary, age 78 years. He was "fath- t
la- er" of the Democratic Good Govern
es ment League and was chairman of the
th, Democratic state central committee
;ht of Louisiana at the time of his death.
Death followed serious operation
nx- not take an anaesthetic, but watched
aid the surgeons work, the pain being re
nth lieved by the use of a local anaesthe
sia. Apparently he survived the or
ers deal splendidly, but several days later
)m- he began to fail, and gradually sank
ns- to his death, which came quietly and
1. Besides his wife, age 74, who sat
is by his bedside constantly, he was
ors surrounded by his four sons, John W.
be Lewis, of Opelousas; Dr. M. D. and
'act James J. Lewis, of Eunice; Thomas
our H. Lewis, Jr., of Houston; a daughter,
Mrs. W. S. Frazee, of Pearl River,
and the family circle was augmented
before the end by the arrival of his
EY two brothers, Judge Edward T. Lewis,
of Jennings, age 80, and William B.
ack Lewis, of Opelousas; Aug Crochet, of
Opelousas; Mrs. Ginder Abbott and
Mrs. Warren Patrick, daughters of
Judge Frank D. Chretien, nieces of
for Colonel Lewis; Mrs. John Long, Wil.
mpt liam Lewis and George M. Conrad,
ville criers of the Criminal District Court,
the all relatives.
de- Colonel Lewis was a member of the
had Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
The remains were taken to Opelous
as and the funeral was held there.
HERO'S WIDOW GETS REWARD T
Carnegie Commission Recognizes Deed
of Louisiana Man. p
We'tern Newspaper Union Newr Service.
Pittsburg, Pa.-Individual acts of
heroism which the Carnegie Hero
Fund Commission has recognized
since it was established ten years ago
were brought up to a total of 871
when thi.ty nanles were added to the
Among the awards is a pension of
$30 monthly to the widow of John W.
Day, who died in an attempt to save
Robert H. Clark from burning at Oak
hill, La., April 12, 1913. A silver medal
for heroic conduct of Day is also given
to the widow, who at present resides
at Kentwood, La.
Bridge Painter Falls to Death.
Monroe.- William McQuiller, a
painter employed by the Blodgett Con
struction Company in painting the city
traffic bhidge, fell to the floor of the
bridge from the superstructure and
broke his neck. Death was Instanta
neous. McQuiller went to work for the
1 company in the morning and had been
working less than a day when he was
Fire Loss $30,000.
Morgan City.-Fire totally destroyed
d the factory of the Pease-Gilmore
s Column Company at Berwick causing
V, a loss said to approximate $30,000, cov
s, ered by about $12,000 insurance. The
. wifrehouse, where a quantity of stock
n columns were stored, was likewise
n destroyed. The plant had been shut
down several monthk.
GITY TO PURCHiSE
BATON ROUGE COUNCIL VOTES
TO PAY $35,000 CASH FOR
DEAL CANNOT BE CLOSED
Governor Hall Declines to Enter Into
Contract Until the Next Legisla
ture Takes Action.
Western Newspaper 'I'lon Niws S .rvi'e.
Baton Rouge.--The city council of
Baton Rouge, at a special session call
ed by Mayor Grouchy, authorized the
appointment of a committee of three
to enter into a formal contract with
the board of control for the sale to
Baton Rouge of the state prison walls,
in the heart of the city, for $35,000,
and the payment of this sum in cash
to the board when the board is in a
position to give title to the property.
Under the terms of the agreement,
made during the administration of the
late Mayor Jules Roux, the city is to
pay the hoard of control $35,000 for
the penitentiary site in Baton Rouge,
but the legislature provided for the
sale of the property to the city for not
less than $20,000 and twenty acres of
ground. The board of control held
C that it did not want the twenty acres
of ground, and agreed on the total of
$35,000 in cash, the board to purchase
its own land.
d At a conference with Governor Hall,
e- the committee urged that the state
In board sign the agreement to sell to
1e the city at the price fi.ed, delivery of
n- title and cash paid when the legislas
, ture passed a bill authorizing the sale
ýn. for $35,000. Governor Hall thought it
he was best not to enter into such an
ee agreement, but to allow matters to re
t. main as they are and to await the a-o
n tion of the legislature in the matter.
rei-1H R CIO OL -
S'" ild iifS kloot li 'iirt?
or- Superintendent Harris Says it Leads
ter All Others in State.
d Western Newspaper 'nlon News Service.
Baton Rouge.-"The best high school
tat in this or any other state," is what
ras State Superintendent of Education T.
W H. Harris thinks of the Sulphur High
nd School. Mr. Harris has returned from
as an inspection of high schools of several
er, "The Sulphur school approaches
Led nearer what I would call an ideal
his school than any other I have seen,"
vls, said Mr. Harris. "They have a magni
B. ficent brick school building ,and 400
of students. The people of the commun
id ity are progressive and have selected
of an interested and intelligent school
of board, and this board has adopted all
°il. of the most improved methods of high
ad school instruction.
art, "The school has a literary course
for those students who desire to spe
the cialize in languages. A first-class
' domestic science department teaches
)U- the girls the principles of household
TO GET PLANS FOR LOCKS
Property Owners Want Action Taken
on Bayou Lafourche Work.
Western Newspanper Union News Service.
Baton Rouge.-As the result of a
visit of a large delegation from As
cension parish to Governor Hall the
Atchafala:.a and Lafourche levee
boards will make plans and have esti
mates secured for the construction
of the Bayou Lafourche locks. Steps
to this end will probably be taken at
an early meeting of the two boards,
but by it the board is not committed
to an early plan for the construction
of the locks.
R. N. Sims and Walter Lemann, of
Donaldsonville, were the spokesmen
for the delegation that appeared be
fore Governor Hall. They Insisted that
some steps be taken at once to have
the plans drawn, and to get some fig
tires on the cost of the work. The
United States government, they
thought, might at any time require the
removal of the dam across Bayou la
fourche, which the government allow
ed constructed as a temporary relief
measure, with the understanding that
it was to come down and locks later
5 Victor M. Lefebvre and J. A. Humph
t reys, of the Atchafalaya levee board,
were present. They said that the
,. board was willing to build the locks,
e but that it did not have the money
k at this time to begin the task, and had
e a higher obligation to perform in the
It building of the levees for the proteo
tion of the country below