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VOL I POINTEALAaHACHE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 1914... NO 5. :
News of Louisiana
BLOW BANK SAFE .
BUT GET NO LOOT
ANGERED AT THEIR FAILURE,
YEGGS SHOOT OUT WIN
DOWS OF BUILDING.
fi
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Madisonville.-After working for
more than two hours in a vain attempt a
to blow the vaults of the Madison iell
Bank here four yeggmen gave up the
task as a bad job and leisurely de- n
parted, not, however, before they had
"shot up" the bank in their anger and
disgust.
Citizens residing in the vicinity of h
the bank were awakened between 1
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, b
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 a
vault door and the stuff set off. b
All efforts to reach the cash proved t,
unavailing, and the robbers proceeded o
''to empty their revolvers into the glass L
doors at the fiont of the bank. The d
shots brought out several citizens, h
who reached the bank in time to see j
four men riding away on horseback. c
II
PLAN FOR IMMIGRATION WORK c
Leading Iberville Citizens to Colonize
10,000 Acres of Land. .
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Plaquemine.-An important move
ment for the promotion of immigra- F
tion to this state has been started
here. A meeting of the most promin- s
ent sugar planters, bankers business
men and landholders of Iberville was
bheld at the courhouse to devise ways .a
and means of placing alluvial lands
on the market for colonization pur- a
poses., It is the aim of the organiza- fi
tion to secure, by pooling or other- a
' 'wise, a body of iO0"Yadeof t 1altf to
- be divided into small farms. " '
A temporary organization was ef IL
fected, with Dr. W. A. Holloway .as C
chairman and R. G. Comeaux as secre- I
'tart. r. I
Geo. W. Bolds, of the Indiana Swine n
Preeders' Association, addressed the C
meeting, telling of the favorable i- tm
pressions the. country had made on
" him and relating the great possibilities
that lay in the Louislana alliuval lands C
for general farming purposes. Mr.
Oliver, of the Algiers Distilling Com
pany, spoke on the "Ready Market for
'Corn Presented by the Distilling C
. Plants."
The organization then entered into
a business session, approved the form
of subscriptioP and appointed a com
mittee of nine to report at a subse
quent meeting for. permanent organ
HERO'S WIDOW GETS REWIARD
: Carnegie Commission Recognizes Deed r
of Louisiana Man . I,
- Western Newspaper Unin News Service.. 9
.:".Pittabuig, Pa--Individual acts of i
:heroism which the Carnegie Hero i
PAmund Commission, has recognized 4
since it was established ten years ago a
were brought up to a total of 871
,:: when thirty names were added to the
honor roll.
Among the awards is a pensioln of
"$30 monthly to the widow of john W. E
SDay, who died in an attempt tqsave
.:. Robert H. Clark from burning at Oak.
Shill, La., April 12, 1913. A silver medall
Sfor heroic conduct of Day is also given
toi: the widow, who at present resides
at Kentwood, La.. ...
:. Bridge Painter Falls to Death. I
.-: Monroe.- William McQufller, a
: painter employed by the Blodgett CoP
struction Company in painting the city ,
traffic bhidge, fell to the floor of the a
bridge from the superstructure, and r
broke his neck. Death was instanta- I
Sneous., McQuiller went to work for the i
i company in the morning and had been i
working less than a day when he was t
accidentally killed;. - .
Fire Loss $30,000.
Morgan City..--Fire totally destroyed
v-toe factory of the Pease-Gilmore c
.Column Company at Berwick causing ]
a loss said to approximate $30,000,' coy- t
ered by about $12,000 insurance. The I
jwarehouse,-where a quantity of stock
:c.olumnas. woere. stored,] was. likewise I
:destroyed. The plant had been shut I
down several months. I ..-:..
Bank Cashier Again Acquitted.
Mlnden.-The jury In the case o
.. :. Mclnnis, formerly of the Bank.,
tof Cotton Valley, charged with embez- |
Suiig the fiundli of the bank, returned i
averdict t of acquittal .after ~ deliberat- -
-i·:t thirty minutes. The enUtire Jua'ry 1
--r r.al. c was tried last Jouni 1
da a similar charge and found not
pioty Two- charges of false entry'
,ain. c~a the docket agalnst him, I
COL. T. H. LEWIS IS DEAD
Head of Democratic State Cormittee
Succumbs In New Orleans. 1
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
New Orleans.--Colonel Thomas H. p
Lewis, veteran soldier, distinguished
lawyer and wellknown citizen of Ope
lousas, St. Landry parish; leader in
political reforms in Louisiana for the
-past half-century, died at Touro in- v
firmary, aige 78. years. He was "fath- c
er" of the Democratic Good Govern- A
ment League alid was chairman of the
Democratic state central committee n
t of Louisiana at the time of his death.
Death followed a serious operation t
e for an old organic trouble. He did a
not take an anaesthetic, but watched b
d the' surgeons work, the pain being re
d ieved by the use of a local anaesthe- o
sla. parently he survived the or
deal splendidly, but several days later C
1 he began to fail, and gradually sank i
to his death, which came quietly and f,
peacefully. .
Besides his wife, age 74, who sat ti
by his bedside constantly, he was u
surrounded by his four sons, John W.
Lewis, of Opelousas; Dr. M. D. and tI
SJames .J. Lewis, of Eunice; Thomas,
H. Lewis, Jr., of Houston; a daughter, f
Mrs. W. S. Frazee, of Pearl River, e
and the family circle was augmented n
before the end by the arrival of his 11
two brothers, Judge Edward T. Lewis, b
of Jennings, age, .80, and William B.
;s Lewis, of Opelousas; Aug Crochet, of r
1e Opelousas; Mrs. Ginder Abbott and v
s' Mrs. Warren Patrick, daughters of b
'e Judge Frank D. Chretien, nieces of b
Colonel Lewis; Mrs. John Long, Wil- a
liam Lewis and George M. Conrad, a
K criers of the Criminal District Court, b
all relatives.
:e Colonel Lewis was a member' of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
The remains were tayen to Opelous
as and' the funeral was held there.
/ S
' PLANS AN ESSAY CONTEST
n' State Historical Society Will Celebrate
s Hundred Years of Peace. Ii
ts - S
.2 Western Neyspaper Union News Service. F
Is New Orleans,-The presentation of
r. an oil portrait of W. C. C. Claiborne,
a. first governor of the State of Louisi- p
r. ana, and the re-election of the entire
Lt o. officer of th; society were .
features at the annual meeting of' the
y, Louisiana Historical Society at the
s Cabildo building. The presentation
- speech was made by Colonel H. J. De
La Vergne, who, after recalling the s
Smahy services rendered by Governor i1
o Claiborne, .gave a complete sketch of a
i- the busy life of the distinguished
statesman. o
Reports of officers. showed the so
s ciety to be in a flourishing condition,
r. with a total membership of 419, an
increase of 225 within the last 'year. c
r The election of officers being de- d
clared 'in order, the following were t
unanimously re-elected. on motion of e
to Prof. Gill: ,Gaspar Cusachs, president; c
m John. Dymend, Sr.; first vice prest-V
dent; T. P. 'Thoinpson, s~econd vice ii
president; Judge' HRenry. Renshaw,
thfrd vice presiden; Williamt . Hart, t
n treasurer: H. Gibbs Morgan Jr., rec- fl
ording secretary; Robert Glenk, cor- o
responding secretary. i . :, . 5
0 On lnotion of Mr. Hart the sum of v
$50. ws voted for the ipmpose ef ar. d
id ranging for a historical essay contest
in the public schools and cplleges of
the city and state in honor of 'he 100 c
years of peae between Englisi-speak- d
d ins peoples'; the subject of the essay t
o being "What the.~OO00 Years of Peace c
Bd Between English-speaking Peoples ha"
p Meant to the World," a
o East Baton Rouge Seeks School i
" Baton Rouge.-A committee of ne- 3
groes called on Governor Hall and t
Superintenident lof Education farris i
and urged that the negro university, a
al recently removed .from New, Orleans,
Sbe located in East' Baton Rouge. As. .1
surances were given that some action
es would be taken Tin the matter at ai
early date. : ' : . . ' .
a Mill Resumes Operations
Pn llouma.-The flouma Cypress Com
ty psny's sawmill has started work with
le a large crew, and will from now on
id run continuously. T'he mill had been
a- idle since the latter part of the sum
he mer, at which time it changed handda
m fromI the St. Louis :Cypress Company
as to the present corporation, and ha,
been undergoing thorough repairs.
S-Four to.Prlson for Life.. . .
ad Mtnroe.-Three prisoners convicted
re of first degree murder without capital
zg punishment have been, given life sen- I
,v- tences in the penitentiary, by :Judgb
ie Dawkine. The men sentenced, are
sk Tomi Dillard, wife "murer';-i:e Charles
so Softly, murder-and robbery ot Jim Kel
lt ly, a white man; Jeohn Robinson, way
laying and murdering.Nathan Reed .
: Lumber Company BankrUpt.
of Shreveport-gIn acCrk with- a
ah resolution adpted by Its board of
az. directors jan. 1, declaring its inabllity
ed to meet 'obligations and willingness to
at- surrender ;it~!j prolerty, the Vorden
r ba.unun Lamber Company, Ltd, of
i Lafayette, thrdtgii.gh President L: H,
Vot ordenbauuand of shreveport,: filed
01 voliutary baiikruptcy proceedings -i
m, the :W deral ,·Court;:. Thei: schedule 1
an shows isabilities agsregating #5s,7 0
said3~t sabaggreting W5,,3$~:
64' "~ 6,
S tate Capital
News Notes
TO GET PLANS FOR LOCKS
Property Owners Want Action Taken
i on Bayou Lafourche Work.
- Western Newspaper Union News Service.
e Baton Rouge.--As the result of a
visit of a large delegation from As
cension parish to Governor Hall the
Atchafalaya and Lafourche levee
boards will make plans and have esti
mates secured for the construction
of the Bayou Lafourche locks. Steps
to thisgend will probably be taken at
an early meeting of the two boards,
1 but by it the board is not committed
to an early plan for fhe construction
of the locks.
R. N. Sims and Walter Lemann, of
r Donaldsonville, were the spokesmen
B for the delegation that appeared be.
fore Governor Hall, They insisted that
some steps be taken at once to have
t the phns drawn, and to get some fig
ures 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
s it was to come down and locks later 1
built.
Victor M. Lefebvre and J. A. Humrph- 1
roys, of the Atchafalaya levee board,
were present. They said that the
f board was willing to build the locks,
f but that it did not have the money
at this time to begin the task, and had 1
a higher obligation to perform in the
building of the levees for the protee 1
tion of the country below. 1
SULPHUR SCHOOL IS FIRST
Superintendent Harris Says it Leads 1
All Others inState.
Western Newspaper Union News Service. *
r Baton Rouge.-"The best high school
in this or any other state," is what
State Superintendent of Education T.
H. Harris thinks of the. Sulphur High
School. Mr. Harris has returned from
an inspection of high schools of several
parishes.
e. le-.Suluuhnr scblokanDroacb ea
nearer what I would': call an' ideal
school than any other I have seen,"
said Mr. Harris. "They have a magni
e ficent brick school building and 400
students. The people of the commun
r ity are progressive and have selected
f an interested and intelligent school
i board, and this board has adopted all
of the most improved methods of high
school instruction.
"The school has a literary course
n for those students who desire to spe
cialize in languages. A first-class
,. domestic science department teaches
Sthe girls the principles of household I
,economics. A business course, in.
Scluding instruction in shorthand, type-.
. writipg and bookkeeping; is another
e important department. They have:a
, shop L which the boys work' and learn
, to 4nke'many practical and useful
. thing, The students have a garden
one ~ the best gardens .I have ever
seenjin which they raise all kinds of
f vegetbles for their domestic science
.department.
S "TPe school grounds are fitted up
f with several hundred dollars' worth
0 of playthings-swings, slides, courts,
:- diamonds-and it is a wonderful sight
y to see 400 children playing at once
e on these grounds.""'
v Mr. Harris said the school owned
some land adjacent to the school
grounds, which the school authorities
intend to use for a model farm next
a. year. A farmer will be hired to work,
d the land, but the studuits will be
a given full benefit of the eiperimente
, and farm work,.
, Forest K. White, Louisiana State
. ,University, 1908, is principal of .the
n school. Mr. White is assisted by what
SSuperintendent Harris considers one
of "the finest corps of teachers in
the state."
Dentists to Meet in June. .
Baton Rouge.---The Louisiana State
Dental Society, of whichl Dr. C. Bour
goels is president, will hold its an8
nual meeting here June 4,. 5 and, 6,
Dr. J. H. Balin is chairman o6 the
committee on automobiles:~'Dr. iiH. G.
McKowen, banquet; Dr. H. J. Feltus,
ball and press; Dr. C, Bourgeois, fi
nance- Dr. Joe Jones,, badges ang
registry; Dr. S. 3., Powell, general
d reception; Dr. E MN. Jolly, program.'
SCommittee' chairmen to work 'up
phases of the meeting are:, Ir. ,O J.
SOry, of Garyviile, scientific program;
., Dr. 3. R. Oliver, of St. Martinville,
. membership; Dr. C;. V. Vingnes, of
.- New Orleans, dental law; Dr. A, G.
. Friedricihs, of New Orieans,. oral hy
giene.: ' . t· "i ' ,: yi
O : ld Ladles' Home Planned:,i:,
a Baton Rouge.-A-i organized movw
t hment to build and maintain in Baton
,y Rouge an old ladies' home has been
:o inauguraeed by the Manse Circle. The.
,. work of raising funds 1s being diro..:
; ted by Mrs Ed MeGiveran and Mlrs.
G eorge Garing. Robert Hart' has do.I
Snated a lot of ground i:n South :Batott
. |oquge for theastte, :The, ahome. is to_
i. lie nonsectarian, and needy spinteiars
a, :awiwidas will be, eligible foradmnit
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RESERVE DISTRICT
MISSOURI TO GULF
. THIS "NA8 PLEA OF BANKERS
HEARD AT ST. LOUIS.
-I
Lt St. Louis.--Plans for a regional
r bank district, embracihg the Lower
Mississippi Valley fromt the northern
- border of Missouri to tlie Gulf of Mex
, ico and extending as far west as West
e ern Kansas and Western Texas 'and
as far east as Eastern Kentucky and
Southern Indiana, were presented at
d the federal reserve bank hearing here.
It was urged bly men who appeared
before Secretaries McAuoo and Hous
ton that St. Louis be mnde the center
of this district, but .on :this point the
witnesses were not unianimous, some
saying the banks of their towns pre
ferred to be in a district of which
Kansas City was the center.
O. H. Leonard, a Tuea,.Okla., bank
er, said bankers of Tulsa were espe
I cially anxious that Tulsa be not at
tached to a district having its center
in Texas or Denver..
"Suppose a regional bInk were estab
lished in St. Louis and, a branch of
that bank in Kansaq ity, iwould that
be satisfactoryi" asked Secretary Mc
~ Sterling fort, of Clarksville, Tenn.,
said Clarkstille 'bankers preferred first
that their regional bank be lot~ated iu
Louisville; Ky.; or Nashville, and see
Sond in St. Louis. He explained that
d Clarksville was in the center of the
I tobacco belt, that the tobacco crop
1 usually is handled in December, Jan
Inary and February, and that it was
desirable that Clarksville be embraced
SIjn a district' all parts of 'which would
3 not want money at the same time.
I S. S. Faulkner, a banker of Helena,
-IArk., asked that Helena be included
d in a district having St. Louis as its
center, as st. Louis is the clearing
s- center for his section of Arkansas.
SJAPANESE MAKE NEW MOVE
SReplies of 'United State Are Found
, Not Satisfactory.: i
S Washington.-An address by Barona
:Nobuaki Makino, the Japanese foreign
minister, to the `parliament of Japanu,
outlining the status of negotiations
h[ over the Califoriia aljen land legisla
tion; and declaring 'that the, Japanese
,' government "had comb to see t'he ne
t cessity of considering isme other ways
ýe for solution of the qistion""'because.
d the replies of the Uzited States'had
a not been found satis ctory, was ca
I bled in full from Tokyo to the Jap
1 anese .embassy here.: . ,
,. , Blow to Eugenrics,
) - Milwaukee, Wis. -he. Wisconsin
t eugenic law, which Wovides' for the
issuance of .marriag4 licenses only
te upon- a certifcate of a 'clean bill of
le health, was declare unconstitutional
at by Judge F. C, Esclsller of the cir.
e cult court.' The case V ll go to the su
In preme court. - }
Apples Not 1 Iuded.
:Washington.-Apple are not intend
Sed to cornie under the lban 'of the bill
r to prohibit interstate shipmetnt of food
. products .keptl] n ::oilc- storage two
6months or longer a:cding to a state
ment by Representae McKellar of!
STennessee. who frm~ the measure :
Hopkinsille, y OntrarY to the
usuaal conditions at tlfs season of the
year, Westemrn Kentnuky is sufferin g
.from a serlious e d eart of water. Ci.e
P terns are emlpty in - eat: numbers,
i ponds and streams aib.at low ebb or
:dry :enurel~;,' and tfrters are having:
Smuch troublu to get sbck water. The·
Sdrouth that prevailed t uring the sm.
S:mer "~has never' ibeei really broklen,
Seither by heavy rain r snoW , an the
Sweather hias ben m;markablYp - mld
Insanity or eath.
pqhysician nrioith the-th alter
native : ofallowing a man de p
~ perform, an, operatiof on, the brain
O-that will makae the 'ient isane, d
i. cied that itwaaths haty to Sae the
Lo a' i toif PO~sib1
~gflT '~ i~i
Subarie Eoatd.
~ 'Pymouhs-91!e B~t~h ~UbD:rr.
~. Mw)iob~i ~te'ix~d ~y w4
d~ayd~a nievs A~~
BENCH IS DIVIDED
.F ON WHISKEY CASE
IS CUSTOMER LOOKED LIKE WHITE
MAN; SOLD FIRE WATER.
Lal Washington.-Legal questions aris:
er ing out of the sale of liquor to an In.
rn dian who looked like a white man
have placed the supreme court in a
ad quandary.
ad The offending saloon keepers sell
at ing the liquor were convicted, but be
ýe. cause of their mistake sought to have
Willis N. Birdsall, an;iowa, lawyer,
r get clemency for them. As an out
he come, Birdsall was indicted, on a
te charge of alleged offering of bribes
to Thomas E.. Brents and Everett E.
Ch Van Wert, special officers of the Ini
terior Department for the suppression
of the liquor traffic with the Indians,
and Brents and Van Wert were indict.
ed or charges of alleged acceptance
of these bribes. .
-The Iowa court quashed the indict
ments on the ground that no act of
Congress conferred upon the Interior
of Department any duty in regard to theV
arecommendation; of clemency.
~ The" validity of the indictments -was
week ago e court hs reto the
case to the docket for reargument, os
t tensibly because the court was divided
in 4 to 4 on the legal' questions involved,
ie STATESMAN - LAWYER FIGHT
n- Johnson of Kentucky In Fisticuff
With an Attorney.
id Washington.--A brisk fist fight be.
tween Representative Ben Johnson of
Kentuckyand John R. Shields, a law
yer of Washington, broke up a meet.
ing inkthe House District of Columbia
committee room and for a time
ag threatened to turn into ' a tragedy.
Committee clerks separated the men.
after both had landed telling. blows;
E then :Representative Johnson, ith
blood streaming down his face, broke
id away- and dashed into his private of
lfice, shouting:
S "Let me get my pistol; I'll kill him."
Someone closed the door and held
, it, and before the -enraged congress.
man reappeared Shields had been hua
a. tied away.
se
- AMERICANS ARE THREATENED
ad Otto inters, Amerwlan, Urges State.
a. , Department to Interfere.,
p- Laredo, Texas.-One thousand fed- "
erals, under Alfredo Alvarez, who have
been quartered at ,tie .San' Enrique
ranch for, 70 days, ' have renewed
in threats to kill Otto Winters, the Amer.
ýe ican manager, and burn the property,
ly 'whioh formerly :belonged :to the Ma'
of deros. Consil, Garrett, at Nuevo Ia.
al redo, urged .the state 'department to
Ir make forimal .demands of Alvarez, on
iu- behalf of Winters. Capt. Miguel Har
ron of Gen. Mercado's command, which
evacuated Ojinaga, was arrested here
as he left the train to cross to the
4 Mexican side. He was placed in cue.
Ill tody iat Fort McIntosh.
e KILLED TO END SUFFERINGI
of
Aged Man Pleads Gulilty and Tells of
S- Crime of Murder...: --:
IPhiladelphia~-Tottering under the
e weight of .his 80. years, William Eber
ae wein stood in criminal court here and
i5 told of how his wife, 15 years younger,
1 had pleaded withi him, to kill her;, and
'. how he ccommitted -the deed. Then
or Juidge Welling of Erie, Pa., tempora
8 rily presidIng, fixed the :criie at mur
e der i.pthe second degree and imposedl
n the minimum' penalty, which,in this
n case, was practically a life sentence.:
e It was solitary confinement in the pen.
idtentlary fornot less than seven year,
nori mnore than fourteen.
Gen. Gonzales Arrested,
d Aiplne, Texas.-MaJ.-Gen. Jose Gon.
r- alesi commandfagt constitutionalists
pr opposite lajitas, Texas .was arrested
in o~ the Amerean side and harged with i
e wearing a pistol. The arrest was bi
French Frame Protest. -
- 'Paris.- 'T French foreign ofrice In
a structed the~'ench minister to Mexie
ri- to . protest to4 Pro vision President
at hIuerta iagaint , Ie upaion f ,th -
. blice. t s -
a~at:r
4- -~ - 44
SGOETIHALS MAY
i·HEADN. Y.PWE
g CANAL BUILDER PRACT, 1.LY
ACCEPTS COMMISSIONES .>.
WILL COMPLETE THE AL
He Will Not Resign From the n y,
But Thinks That Presidentia I
Put Him on Retired Llstq,
President Surprised.
Panama.-Col. George W. Goethals,
chief engineer of the Pa Hama Canal,
recently was tendered ,the position of
police commissioner of New York
city, and in reply to a letter sent him
by Mayor Mitchel through George W.
Perkins, signified his willingness to
accept the post under certain condi
!' tions. These conditions were that he
should be permitted to remain on the
isthmus until the canal is completed
and in successful operation, and that
he be given complete control over the
- police department.
Col. Goethals, in his letter to Mayor
Mitchel, said that under no circum
sE stances would he accept the commis
sionership unless tnese conditions
were agreed to. He added that as he
still would be an army officer after
his work here was completed he would
not.resign to accept Mayor Mitchel's
is. offer, but that he would take the po
In. sition if President Wilson gave him
an permission to retire. '
Col. Goethals insisted that he must
a have complete control over the police
department, including the right to dis
ill- miss incompetent men without their
be. having a right to appeal to a court
which could annul his dismissals.
Col. Goethals said that Mr. Perkins
er, made a special trip to the isthmus to
ut- bring him 'the letter from Mayor
a Mitchel containing the offer of the
)es commissionership. He added that the
E. conditions he l.nposed seemed almost
In- to preclude his becoming head of the
on New York police department. When
as, the offer was first made, he said, it
ct looked attractive to him, but investi
ceO gation showed that the police commis
'sioner's powers were too limited to
ct- make it possible to carry into effect
of reforms- he. might propose, : :
[or - s ,
he Washington.-NeWs that Col. George
Geothals, chief engineer of the' Canal
as one, was expected by Mayor Mitchel
he missioner Of" that. city 'cmeasa 'din
08 tinct surprise to President Wilson., It
ed was understood from; the White House
ed, that Col, Goethils had been selected
as the first governor of the Canal
iT one, and that the Washington govern
ment had been relying on him to put
into' operation its plans for the first
uff permanent government of the same.
BANDITS ROB TRAIN; ESCAPE
of
,w- i  '-. ; " ' .
et- Robers Fire Fusillade of Shots to
-a :Frighten .Passenger . :
n Ch'attanooga.-Three masked men
y. executed one of the most picturesque
n train robberies on the.Southern Rail
Sway, just below Stevenson, that has
th yet been'reported from the South.
Te They:were rewarded by securing a
aj. sjm of money that cannot be in ex
cess of $100, which is believed to have
a* been in the safe of the express car,
ald No attempt was made to rob the pas
a sengers, although there was a fusillade
s of pistol shots as the coup was exe
cuted in a lonely spot near the little 1
town of Fackler. ;Tramln No. 2S wai
held here 'to carry officers and blood
hounds to the scene of the holdnup.
0te NO FUNDS FOR GOOD ROADS
ed House Committee Will Not Couple
Sve $25,000,000 With Civil Service;.
l, . Washington-The House rules com
ed uaiittee refused to make a special pro
e' vision to couple a $25,000,000 good
ty, roads apprPpriation with the proposal
[a' to exempt 2,400 assistant postmasters
La from civil service in the new postal
to appropriation bill.. Eithby provision
on no;i may be elininated on a point of
ar :order. It was sought to coupte. them
[ch t6 ':.unite supplorters of-. eh proposal
Sre for both.
he
us :. Mlssissipplan Against Control ::
:,Washington.- So-called- latter-day
'progressivism," as it now is being
more o:r less loosely espoused by cer
Stain public officials who' would,make
the federal government the competl
of tor of the iidividual citizen in prac
tically 'every productive enteiprise in
he which men are engaged; was rapped
er hard in the Senate by Senator John
nd Sharp Williams, ' 0 i ro saw in the
,"reckless. hue and- cry for : govern.
nd ment control-: of :' everything" a mo
en nopolization o all industry by tbh
. .oyernment. . .:
:ed Wold Shut Out Hindu.: ,
ag Washington.--Secretary Wilson o0
e. the Department of Labor stnggested t
n- Congress that the doors of the United
w States be closed hereafter to the Him
Eu laborer.
.,. Earthquake Felt.: : :
.a* San Francisco.-The . seismograph
stas ak Chabot. Observatory, Oaklanid,
:ed showed ia sight .:vibration;- traveling
Ith from' east to: west. Windows rattled
by In, San Frailsciso,Oakland and Berke
: ley. Nodamag~ e was ..reported .::,
Big Banki Comes In.
n N1ew York.-'thit the National Cty
lce Bank, the :argeast institution .of its
mf kid in the coutitry, in all probability
he will enter the new federal reserve sys
a teni was learned fromfficials f .thu
~ bank. -
WILSON FATHERS
E FIVE TRUST BILLS
LY TRADE COMMISSION BILL INTRO
, DUCED-OTHERS ANNOUNCEDj
AL STOP CUTTHROAT METHODS
ny, President Will Not Recommend Reg
I ulation of Stock Exchanges Be
,cause It Was Not Contained
in Democratic Platform.
als, Washington.-Four of the proposed
mal, bills to supplement the Sherman anti.
of trust act, suggested by President Wil
srk son in his recent message to Congress,
were made public, one of them, the
W. measure to create an interstate trade
to commission, having been introduced
idi in the House of Representatives by
he Representative Clayton, chairjnan of
the the judiciary committee.
ted Three other measures prepared by
at the House judiciary subcommittee for .
the submission and consideration by the
full committee, were given to the pub
ior lic in accordance with the president's
1- programme of publicity.
The three bills to be introduced
)s embrace the following subjects:
Prohibition of interlocking direc-,
ter torates of industrial corporations,
uld railroads, banking or trust companies,
to be effective in two years after ap- '
po' proval..
Lim Definition of the terms of the Sher
man anti-trust act, to specifically in-
ist clude within the meaning of "conspir
ice acy in restrain of trade" every con.
is- tract, combination in the form of a
eir trust or otherwise, within the mean
a ing of the word "monopolize" certain
definite offenses, all of which would'.
ins be prohibited, an4 fixing guilt !upon
o individuals. : '
O A trade relations measure designed "
the to prohibit "cut throat". competition
through price discriminations, dis- 
ost counts, rebates, territorial restrictions,; -
the etc., and giving to individuals ihJured.
Len by reason of anything forbidden in
the Sherman. act the right to bring
suits in equity against corporations
against which decrees have been ob
to tained by the: government.
ect Chairman Claytgn announced that _:
a measure, which would provide for
government regulation of railroad se*
curities, had not been drafted and 
sal would be taken up by the House and
iel Senate interstate commerce "-ommrit.
is Thhe Shemn ai t -'definitionsi bill- :
it will include within the meaning 'of
se 'the terms "every contract, combina
Led tion in restraint of trade 'or com :
sal merce,, combinations :in the form of :
na trust or otherwise, and the word
ut "monopolize" as. used in the act, any 'i
rat trade combination or agreement· which .
purposes:
"To create or carry our restrictions
E in trade or to acquire a monopoly I
any interstate trade, business or com
.merce.r..
"To limit or reduce the production
or increase the price of merchandise
Sor of any commodity.. - :
ie -"To prevent competition in manun-;::
facturfng , marketing, - transporting, ,
Lts selling or purchasing of merchandise,
produce, or any commodity. a. . r
"To make or enter into any. ait.
Srangement or arrive at any under. -
ye standing by which they directly or in.::
ar ditrectly undertake, to,prevent free and
as- unrestricted competition among them.
Lde selves or among purphasers or con-'
" sameris in the sale, purchasing, or the
transportation of any commodity."-:
od JubGE SPEER PICKED JlRV
bS Former Marshal Says Two Fugitives
S From Justice Selected. 
MXacon, Ga.-In the hearing before:.
pie the house judiciad . committee, in the
case against United States District
>m Judge' Speer, -. M. Barnes, former "
iro- United States marshal, testified that. -
)Od Judge Speer had . picked thie grand
sal jury which invesitigated charges of
ers detrauding the government in the.
tal Greene-Gaynor case at Savannah. Mr.
ion Barnes said that Judge Speer selected
of the jurors at will from a list of names"
em which h~ad been taken from the fury
sal box, and that two of the jurors select .
ed were fugitives from justice. He.
claimed that this action was without,
precedent in the court, and was irreg'
ing "I was told by the chief deputy that
ser some of the judge's influential friends
ike in Savannah were in danger of being
eti draw . into the case 'and that the'
ao muat be protected." • - .
Jh APS WANT THE U.STO A5CT
the -
urn* Would Have This Country Take Pee.
no tive Stand in Mexico.
tbh Washington.-~Acmbassador Chinda
of Japan gave out, without the knowl- .
edge of the presidentor Secretary of.
State Bryan, extracts from the speech:
ol in the.Japanese Parliament of Foreign
U Affairs Minister Makino, which are
ted veiled but forceful intimations that
[iv the United States must act in Mexico:
without delay.
'Iubt Be Artistic.
pb New Orleans.-That advertisements
, are not subject to copyright, unless
ing possessed of sufficient artistic and
4 literary merit, was the substance of
ke an opinion by Juilge Rufus E. Foster '
of the United Btates District Couot
It La Porte, Ind.-Strong lifluenem:
tare being brought to bear toil bring
ys George eds of Brook, Id, playwright
|4and auth"irInto the race iror Unites.
States ~eator a. a "ro-ea,

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