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VOL VI POINTE-A-LA-HACHE, LOUISIANA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14 1914. 7
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ALL OVER LOUISIANA
FROM JAIL WINtOW
SALLEGED KIDNAPER, AWAITING
TRIAL AT OPELOUSAS, AT
Wter. Newspaper Union News Service.
Opelousas.--W. C. Walters, alleged
kidnaper of Robert Dunbar, who was
brought here by Sheriff Swords from
MlMissippi, has been the principal at.
traction here ever since his arrival.
There have been many women in the
Crowd that had visited him.
The prisoner delivers sermons at
regular intervals from his cell window,
which overlooks the public square,
usually interspersing his preaching
wlith hymns. Children stand about the
front of the jail for hours looking at
i the. prisoner through his barred win.
doles, and this means of gratifying
their curiosity is by no means con
fined to the children.
The necessary money to pay the ex
'enses of six of, Walters' witnesses
who are to come from outside the
state has been assured him.
CALDWELL HEADS MASONS
iRobeline Man Elected Grand Master.
Big Growth Past Year,
iWfws Newspaper Union News Service.
New Orleans.--That 1913, was the
:mote prosperous year in the history
So the Masonic order in Louisiana was
.brought out In va'rfous reports submit
te to* the Grand Lodge of Masons,
f which held a three-day sessiod here.
Pihe ncrease in membership was the
!.bligest during any single year, aso
:c ord to the report of Richard Lam*I
bart, grand secretary.
The lodge closed with the election
f. HJ.H. Caldwell, of Rbbeline, as grand
i: aater. Mr. Caldwell is awell-known
Insurance .man Fr. o
the state egisltir.
th':" l oftlcers were elected as foi
- 1s. Alfred W. cheesman, Shreve.
p:t, deputy -grand master; Brittodi B.
is ~t*r, Amite, grand senior 'warden;
WJihn W.. Armstrong, .Welsb;, grand
junior warden; A. O. Ricks, New Or
leads, treasurer; Richard Lambiert,
iNer Orleans, grand secretairy; WIe
"1 " M. Baker, Arcadia, :grand le
stire, Rev. Herman C. Duncan, Alex.
a dria, grand chaplain; Edward H.
Walsdort. New Orleans, grand senior
;4eacon; W, M. Washington; Monroe'
jnd junior deacon: ;J Paul Haller,
New i Orleans, grand marshas; Ira
Wul'gr n, New Orleans, grand sword
a ae; Rudolphi Kraus, Lake Charles,
.e't pursauivat; "Bej. P,. Scott, Lt.
MF iB;toe ~i .1, Btothers, Rustoni W,
,8Dggs; , Plati Dealing, and J. J, I4
t, Shreveport, grand stewards; Jo
.Catucart, New Orleand, grand or.
S I,a Johba A. Davenport, New Or.
Real Estate Man Arrested,
SSretepout - 8 B. urgess,, who has
Si'entr Logansport the last few~ weeks
iil~lag tomw lots in Beaumont, Tex.,
s: biden arrested st Joaqulan, Tex.,
di sarged tith attien~ipting forgery at
hie Bak oft' ogansport, the: same
Sba.k that was robbed of $7000 by W,
G(id Cole-Si mJ. N. Johnson, the, selt
iusm'asse d bandits. Burgeis :i said to
ilivei presented a check for $28.50, sulp
reo. to be drRwn by -Mrs, : Beula
$.eNelit; QO Joaquln, Texas. He sas
estedl after he had crosethe river
t-o.quin nd ,ws placed jail at
K Attske Sister and Nephew,
uttly pardoned from the state pene .
~iteatiaryu , where she was sderving alife
eiatence for murdering her husband,
,aide a desperate-attempt to kill her
silster, Nellie Harris, and neplew, Bd
fHfrirls it is alleged, The Perkins
uian who tis over 0 years old, cut
+ lr ster' throat And hit her nephew
th*the head with an ax. - "
Neo Natoffice for Atexandrif.
Alm andria.. . Mayor Whittint,,;
Ik has returned from Wahitnston;
11.; states that. .hile these he coe.
taredwith Conressiman A1well and
the aupervisiiig architect of public
"ei~ians., and as a result of the colt
'~qidI a aapprolnaria wil) be asked
+ tihe rectioni f a new postetoffiee
"-bdl~~-~t t cost $200,;000, the old
bdildta being entirely too small to
hadl. the increased business.
PeioUsas,--The committee appolnt
" y the i, Landry Parish Police
to determine the road to be on.
by the parish ouitt ,theagit.
SP00,0.0 in hand for thaft par.
r a, ® lt hanlo goo rioi to c,
SAYS: ATTACKS UNFOUNDED
St. Landry Police Jury Resents Criti
clam of Dr. Dowling.
Westera Newspaper nlaon News Servte,
"Opelouiss.--A special committee
named by the police jury to investi
gate the courthouse and jail reports
Q finding the place clean, but makes the
following recommendations: That the
walls of the jail be scraped and white
washed to conform with the state
sanitary laws; that several leaks in
sewerage pipes and in the roof of the
I Jail be repaired; that the office of the
a clerk of court be repaired, there being
several leaks there. The report con
t cludes with a statement that there are
no grounds for recent severe criticism
e hurled at parish officials.
The investigation followed receipt of
an unfavorable report from )r. Dow
ling by the police jury. Sheriff Swords
and the police jury announced that
they are responsible for the condition,
and a committee was appointed to as
certain what it was.
g SELECT RUSTON POSTMASTER
Senator Ransdell and Congressman
,. Elderi Recommend Sam Barkadale.
Western Neigpaier Union News Service.
e Washington.--.enato, Ranadell and
Representative Elder' have 'recom
mended to. President Wilson the ap
- pointment of Sam- Barksdale. to be
postmaster at Ruston, La.
" This is the aftermath of the, fight
between Senator Ransdell and Repre
sentative Eid'eron one side and Rep
e resentative Aswell on the other, over
the nomination of 8. S. Gullatt, whose
name was twice sent to the Senate
and finally rejected by that body, Mr.
Gullagt's nomination having been se.
cured by Representative Aswell over
the protests of Messrs. Ransdell and
TAKES IN OTHER PARISHES
1 South Louisiana Fair Association
Would Extend 'or itory.:
:i naitonviiie..-Thie annial meet
ing of the South Louisfana Pair. A.
Soqiation was held here an'd plans
were discussed for ,the second annual
fair, OOt. 0, 10, 1 and 12, 1914. Mayor
; Walter Lemann, of Donaldsonville,
i made a .talk in the course of which he
suggested that the parishes of East:
Baton Rouge, St. John and .Lafourche
"b invited to join the association. Mr.
Lemann placed, this suggestion in the
form of a motion, which was carried:
'The. secretary was instructe#- to ex
tend invjtations to the parishes named.
i. r. Legardeur, a director, declared
J that while there had been some talk of
Sorganizing a. fair' asociation in As
Sgsumption to conduct an annual exbibi.
tion. in Napoleonvilie, all the people of
his section .were a unit for Donaldson.
viUln a, the logical point for such i an
. The officials who headed the associa. 1
tloel last year were re-elected by ac- I
SSHERIFF'S PROPERTY BURNED
Luck Officert is Victim of Firbugls
S For 8seoond Time.
Westees Newspaper Union News Service.
Lucy.-An attempt was made to
burn Sherif· Paul Berthelot's ware-.
house, situated 100 feet from his store.
After' closing, the managerl George 1
Gendron, had gone home, but had oc- I
easiona to retriu'to the store and no
tfed Itight in" thlq Warehouse, wifehi i
proved to be a fire.. ....., ..:
He iunipediately gave an alarn,and, a
with help of ineighbors the fire was
soon extinguisbed, doing some damage
to thSbufldia, dat toa lot of rice and
Tha it wasi the work of an ticend.
fary is without doubt, as th.: ire Was i
istirted. with. empty cartons, wood
boxes, and shavings staturated with a
;:Thaiis ts thii secold tire in the last i
six monthi at Mr.: Berthelot's store. j
On the night o:f Aug. 1S, 1913;, and at r
about the same hour, a mysterlous fire
originatigis from the outatide of the
building. destroyed the departiment
store, entailing a less of i0,000.-, .
; Teachers Exams i Apri .
B' aton .Roue.~-The next, examina i
tlon for applicants for teachers' cei. a
tificates ill, be held Airit to l, i
according to an annioueeenit aide a
by Jollm~R. Cophiff, chatruganfit the a
state examisain g pommittee. The qiues t
tions in theoZid and artof'tedehink will i
be ~general and comprehensive in cbas t.i
Relaueri for Bij Lumber €iern.
Shreveport.-la the d dera1 dstct t
court here temporary receivers wee i
appointed wi- oSiil mi·t Lumber b
-Comas r ,ian A:r hansas corporat.. i om~ p , ,
with i:lasi holdings i Arkansas andMa a
he3igi Ae odman` o petrii f
.the;,. Beritie- Compan", o etoiltrjlf, -_
cli:.+ hol mortgage o 1;zo+ io ooo
l gatng t: 10. o,. :;I:e a:s ;e, are ii_
ASK EIRLY ACTION
ON LLBILITY LA
e MEMBERS OF COMMISSION" WILL
e INTRODUCE BILL WHEN LEG-,
e- 18LAfURE MEETS.
e Western Newspaper Union News Service.
e New Orleans.-The State Liability
g Commission has closed its public hear
1- ing, and from now until the legislature
e meets at Baton Rouge in May its
n members will be engaged in private
Inquiry into the different phases of
t liability and compensation.
" Senator Burke, chairman of the
s commission, said the bill would be
Lt framed and presented to the legis
, lature immediately after , that, body
"meets. The commissioners will go into
the labor problem thoroughly, touch,
ing every branch of it, before the bill
is formed, h9 added.
J3. T. Greer, president of the State
n Federation of Labor, took a stand
against the proposed " two weeks'
clause" in the new compensation act,
This clause, which is favored by At
d torney Lemann, representing the lum.
1- ber and other manufacturing interests,
ý- and most other empicyes, recites that
e an injured workman shall not. receive
compensationi until two weeks have
t elapsed. Many state lawd contain this
. clause. Employers claim that it preo.
. vents workmen from .trumping up
r bogus injury claims against them.
e "What we' want is first aid, or im
e mediate aid for the laborer," said Mr.
. Greer. "That is what counts most.
The quicker the aid the less the sut
r fering. ;We are most heartily against
d the two weeks' clause. In a measure
it would defeat the original obfect- of
the law,, which means to give com.
pensation in order to prevent suffer.
RUSTON ASKS LOWER RATES
sMerchan- Attack: ifiroadb .'B Ogr1
Interstate Commerce ~opimluion;,
B Western'Newspaper Union News Service. -
WI ashington.-The corporation: of
r Ruston, La., and practically every.
i, merchant in that city joined in a conm
3 plaint to the' Interstate Commerce
t Commission against freight rates
charged by all carriers entering Rus
ton' and, the connecting lines of these.
B roads.. The complaint I. headed by
Thompson Ritchie & Co. anid the city
officials of Ruston.
interstate' freight rate'k into and
froni Ruston, declares the complaint,.
are too high. 'The fourth section of
the interstate commerce act, says the
complaint, .is being violated: by the.
r carriers in handling.freight from de
fined territory 'from the east through
1 Ruston to Shreveport, from the west
through Ruston to Monroe, and from
the north through Ruston to Alexan
drifa, at'lower rates than are maintain
ed at Ruston for the same service.
The complaint demands lower rates
and declares that rates to and from
Texas points also should be lower.:
Agricultural Buildingy Sought.
3 Baton Rouge.-The 275 farmers who
attended the agricultural short c6bUrse
I at the Louisiana State University want
the General Assembly to make an ap
pi~opriation or a proper' agricultural
Ibuilding at the university . The-aid ol
the farmers' clubs and' commiercil or.,
ganizatlons in the camnpaign is asked
in resolutions adopited at the-meetink
of the farmers in attendance at theI
short course. .
Kills 'Self Accldtlly.id}
Alexandria.-Edward, Davis, a 20.
year-ol~d negro;',son of Rev. G. ,W, Da.
vis,, of Uniont Baptifst church killed
h1binelf accidentally whille leaning 'a
singlebarreled shotgun. He was seat
ed on th6 galery-rubb6i g the gun and
it was discharged, sending a load of:
No. 8 birdshot throuiis the: neck and
jaw, tearing a large hole in the ,idi
of the head. He died immediatelyP.;
R ward' for Stayer rows.'
Shreveport.-Advices from ,luston
state that the tincola Parish- Police
Jury 'has added 'O0O to the reward of
fered for tbe capture and conviction
of the- murderer: of Miss Dicie Belle
Adams,, i6-year.oldi stepdaughter of
Wilon Beek, prominent farmer, whose:
body, witnh'throat cut, biis found Janu.
ary 6 in the w0iods near ia bath be
tween the" family hme.and 'the Cul-.
bertson ~cIoot0- iou'de,~ whlcl was':her
destinatlon .:.en attacked.',' Tihe,. re
ward now totals $$74.50..:. :-'
Alexindrig SHMitariws t ieaferih froi
.a buckshiit .ounpdl ip the ide of th]
head just abIv thi tight e ar '.whiI
he receved while n froiai wo
aecompanied by thr4ee othetnfeh,
m~ni w wre -empiloet d brfh reet
Home tiuntbat Cer pany, of?!ail tis
Smani srck . witht 5 soh: Thee :baa be ,i4
,si ;., cul".- oe,',e t.r s,- : ,: t.t. ..
I. ,:... on;-,...'.,, i '..o:U,) ..t t : .f tn m i ~ u...-.-,..,,
i RICULTUREl BILL
:PASSED BY SEIINATE
MAKES APPROPRIATION FOR CAR.
RYING EDUCATION O FARM
: ER . IN.EVERY ATE.
COLORED SCHOOLS LEFT OUT
At End of Eight Years Appropriation
for Agriciultural Educat]t ,Would
Be Made Annually Permanent
* Washingtd.-The agriultifral enx
L tension bill was passed by the senate
without the formality of a :roll call.
The main fight' centeied on the Jones
amendment, providing that the funds
supplied by the governm;nt in those
..states where there are col6ted schools
and. colleges ,teaching ,agriculture
should be divided betweeht the white
apd colored schools.:''
. This amendment was rejected by a
vote of 33 to 23. An"anlndment by
Senator Shafroth that; the disposition
of the funds should be leftito: the gov
ernor and, secretary dtf state of .each
state was, agreed to. .
The agricultural extension bill: is
intended to carry agticultural'educa
tion to the farmers who are not able
to go where that kind of information
-is taught;" It provides 'tio an 'initial
donation by the governiient of $490,.
000, or $10,,000 for .eah stte .and Ha,
After the first year the Federal gov
eminent approplrate'$ no't- to exceed
$600,000, and an additio nl $600,000
with each succeeding year ,for a pe
riod of, eight years. This money 'is
to be appropriated on : the half.and
half plan, the. Federal iigovernment
only supplying- an '.amount.-equal to
that supplied by the stated .themselves
for.the,,same purpose.°:At::the end of
'eight years the .approPg ation'Ibcomes
a permanent annual 4,50,000. -These.
funds ar'e to be distributedti among' the..
states on the basis of r~ral popula
tion in each state. .
PROBE FOR NEWAYEN ROADI
What Became of the Funs
' of the Concern.s
I" Washington.'-The Norris resolutip
calling for an investigation of the New
SHaven systen was iadoited iby the;
'senate after it was -made clear .,that
Attorney-General. McReynolds: would
not proceed on his own initiative.. The
resolution demands an answer as to
what became of ,.the funds .of. said
company: invested 'in the various' en
terprises and .corpbrations. mentioned
in the ppinion of the :Interttate .Comrn
merce -Commission -iumbered 2,384,
case .numbered, 4,A145 entitlied ' "The:
: New. Haven4investigation .i'n the imat-'
ter of ates~iclassifications, ,regula-;
tionis a~d practices- of-,carrler.,,
T- The, investigation will also' deter
mine whetlier 'or not ithe person +or
persons' .authorizing -uch investanent
of the funds ofsaidUlcompiany and the
person or persons recelving the.bene
ft thereof: are liable to punishment
under existing laws : ._
APS TO BUYiMEXICAN LAND
Option 6.ouree dby- Oretql CItatialits
.n ,eat Tat'lolves, Twenty.
Million 'Doilrs. r
r. Bwley ; ai;panese cap:italists: have
obtained' an Option :accbrding to rell
ble inforngation, in a large part ofo
the great rair ich .p e'tiedg of the Cal
Itomia-Mexic f-iand at' Cattile -Coin
pany at $'7a hacre and the $20,000,;000
necessary to.S cOnsummate "iih pur
:chase will be- suppliedift the deal goes
through, b -: tihe Yokohama "Specie
Bank, .one ..ofhe:: strongest +flnahclal
i nstitutions in, ' !the .Orient, t --with
ibrantch'es 1ue;iri e ii:and : rEurope.
This was tihti'nission' of A. Hattori, a
£ustinghitshed :aipanese statesman and
leader of the lower house of: parlia
iment,: who reci;i ntly Nisited the mpe
rlalt Valley sanid i, Mexico :with three
other prominent panese. The lnd
lies almost" wholly in Mexico . '.. -
Mon eyiider Bill Now Law
. .: Washingtond.--The: bill to regulate
payment of postal inoiiey orders be-r
came a law iof ithe land :.as a res~'lt
of President i.: lson's signature. The
new statute will not become effective
,Until rulep a,:d regulatlons for the
'operation-! a :-romulgated by the
- 'Make Tango a Misdemeanor.
: 'Nqrwai Ws,;- at ordin~nac passemd
by the village. connir makes of the
t;a.: a·p misdeip anor punishable by
t:le and mp.in snment. :i
Bos we elemency .has
been -invoke: n ehialf of ,Wilanum A
Dorri, sentenc ,l+de inthe.eldetric
chair 'duringt. we. o .MaL s
chemist 1155 ben ;o;se b~S
L -'2k ~
i A POOSPECTIVE PURCHASER ( j
lkEA.L, I p011 ll E ::
I",tr . r um T o K N O WY IM A· ti
I "yýmmmmu. W¶A$t ý V MILES SHE MAt. C
ý1ý1ºLLM of ASsoy $? I't ~ .
CAMir~ MAiCB A 5T~~tP =J
Y N T KlHro OF aIctan svs'llr <
k A t M' H A t , s - .
EXEMPTS NO SHIPS
FROM .CANAL TOLLS
PRESIDENT WILSON WOULD' HAVE
THAT PROVISION OF LAW
Washington.-President Wilson has
announced that he' would -endeavor to
have, repealed at: the present session
of cotdgress that provision of the Pan
ama canal act which exempts Amer
ican coastwise ships from the payment
The president believes that the Hay
Pauncefote .treaty with Great Britain
guarantees equality of treatment to
all nations, including, the United
States, in the matter of tolls, and that
the United States Is in honor bound
to. charge American vessels the same
tolls it imposes upon boats of foreign
Tiis announcement was expected by
adffinlstratitn leaders at the- capitol.
The, president's :views will, be carried.
out in the house with little diffticulty,
according .to Representative Adamsod,'
chairman of the interstate:and : fireigu
commerce coipmittee, who said cpn-s
gress:: undoubt.edly wo uldact qflqcly
by -Y "straighllout reieat"
.ate that th', president will be sustained
in his resolve on this question. Befh
ator O'Gorman, chairman of the .inter
oceanic-canals ,commnittee, which ,ad
charge of the bill, and b who led th vic
torious fight in the senate to exempt
American coastwise vessels fromntolls;
:has declared his :purpose to stand by
.his convictions.. and fight; the, presi
dentsi~ desire. The president's ..an
nouncement grew out, of s, report that
he did not seek action at:.the present
congress.: : ,
BREMNER VICTIM OF CANCER
Treatment in Vain-He Made
Plucky Fight. s`°°
Baltimore, lMd.;-Robert Qu*in Drem
her, who' wof his way to the national
house of representatives fromi thile ev
enth New Jersey district after a career
as varied, perhaps, as any ever sketch
ed in the congressional record, is dead,
He had been a cancer victim tor four
yeas,: and caine here last December
to undergo radium treatment, although
he was told there: was little :hope of
prolonging his life more than a few
In the last days Mr. Bremner' still
insisted that he would get' wel l:.He
declared that lie wanted to go back to
congress' to'lIght for a "bill to have 'a
'government=owned radium Institute, so
.that this mineral could be at the dis
posal of'the rich- and poor alike. ;
Mr. Bremner was a close' personal
friend of President; Wilson, whoi- was
kept constantly advised of- his condi
tion andwho frequiently sent him mes
sages of sympathy and encouragemnnt:
The" dea4i man's election to congress
was accomplished while he lay tp bed
Say Autos Kitfed 802.
New York.-In :1918,- ac'drding to'
the report of the National, Highway
Pirotective Society, 302 persons were
killed by automobiles In New :Yoik. :
-::Schmidt Will. 9 to Chair.:-:
NeW York.--Hans Schmidt, thiefor.
mer priest, who murdered Annas ,u
muller and cast her dlsmemberet body
ito the Hudson, was found guilty of
murder in the first degree.B Thls ver
dict will send the minrderer tothe elec
tric chair. r
t Proling Carlile o..,ii-ol. -
'·Carlise, Pa.-A Jolnt spubioomittee
of the Indian afaiar 'commnitteeiof the'
two houses of conlgress is,~ making an
Itnvestigaton of affairs at tlie O' r
lsie :IndLan School.- :: :
Monitor Doctor Dies
NZewv York.-Dr. Daniel -C:Logue, for
mer;: surgeon on on the Monitor,. and Ib:
Ileved to .be.. the last survivor. the
baitle with theIMerini i,:in ithe 'Civil
L c:'ol .e.:'Gua rd ad. '',
coring N Ifnilry Tuthill
rwtched over i :jhe ;fii deni.
PASSED BY HOUSE
E MEASURE PROVIDING LITERACY
TEST FOR APPLICANTS WINS
AF TER HOT DEBATE.
a Washington.-The Burnett immigra
o tion, bill prescribing' a literacy test for
n applicants to admission to the United
i States was passed by the house by a
r- vote of - 241 to 126. All proposed
it amendments relating to the exclusion
of Asiatic immigrants previously had
r been eliminated.
n 'As the bill passed it provides that
o every immigrant admitted to the Unit
d ed .States must be able to read "the
it English language, or some other lan
d guage or dialect, including Hebrew or
e Yiddish." It prescribes the method
n of testing immigrants, providing that
each applicant, for admission must
y read a slip on which is printed be.
t. tweei 30 and 40 words.
d . Iiits present ,"form. "tlis measure
, passed, the. house and .the senate in
, 'the last congress, but was vetoed by
n President Taft:. A si.liilar. bill ,:as
1. vetoed by President Cleveland's sec.
y nid adminisration. The supporters
of the ,bill are confidatt ".that it will
lhe .does not approve the literacy test.
Si Opponents 'of the, literacy .test
Sftought. atrenuously: to :the last, but on
d a last effort:to eliminate the test from
I the: bill they= were defeated, 140 .to
t 239:. The final vote' came at the end
o; of vigorous l'debate, which at times
y. threw the house into, confusion, ;and
I. on several ;occasions threatened to
.L cause serious trouble.
STO BE FIRST THROUGiH CANAL
U. S. Cruiser Denver Will Test Locks
of. Panama Ditch Before
San Diego.-With the promise froni
Col. George W. Goethls,: in command
-df the. Canal one, that his boat will
ibe the first to pass through the Pan
a ma Canal, Commander A. H. Robert
son has started from San Diego in the
r United States cruiser Denver. Ac
L. cordlng to Robertson, Col'Goethals in
, tends to use the cruiser tO test the
r canal locks before the big, ditch, is
r reallyopened.:. Unless. the navy ide
b partment interferes .'with Col.' Goe
thals'. plans, the Denver will enter the
canal at Balboa on March 15, passing
through to Colon and then returning
to. the P.acific side.
FIVE LIVES: LOST :IN FIRE
Several Missing and Thirteen Injured
SA Result of Minnesota
S . Hotel Blae.
. epidI, Meinn. - Five men are
w- known to be dead, severai are m iss
lng. and thirteen4 were seriously. in
a jured as the result of a fire which de
l stroyed, a three-story ''frame hotel at
Kelliher. forty miles north of :here.
SThe fire started from the turpace.
It was discovered by two men pass
'lng, wio gave the alarm. The flames
had then reached the seqond floor.
SNearly all of those who escaped did
so by jumpfing front the windowr a
.":i -Hold Alleged Yeggmen. :
SSummerville, Ga.--Four men, one
of them a mere youth, are in jail here
Scharged with the robbery of the Bank
of Lyerly. Foui. thousand three hun-.
dred dollars in cash and a quantity of
notes and checks were taken by yegg
men after wrecking the bank's vault
and, .safe :, '. : : : .- ..
:.Avliation Record Broken.
SJohannisthal --The avator- Bruno
Slanger has broken the -record for an
endurance flight; :. Ie remained in the
rafabove 'fourteen hours.
. Goethals to Be Governor.
Wasiingto.l,-The l nomination of
'1Col. GeorgeW. Go-. ethala to be gov
ernor; of the Panama Canl Zone was
| oirme'd b the senate.' 'The ap
Spiintment betomes effectiveo April 1,;
1914, with Pr.ident Wilson's order cre
- ating a4perr~aGent ivil: gov'er~ ment
for the' cana soie.,
'Women Whiteapesn Flned/.
S.Wpkegan, Ill-Ftirer womei' ofg
Volo,;' IL. accus'sed of riding their I
i ghbcr, 'lilrs'. John Richardban, 'on
50 LOSE LIIES I
SMEXICO RAILROAD CATASTROPHE
IS HELD TO BE ACT OF
- VICTIMS AMERICANS '.
Pa or Train Runs Into Cumbre
Tunnel, Which Had Been Set on
Fire by Gen. Castillo-Die,
Juarez, Mexico.-Nine. Americans
and forty or fifty Mexicans were suf
focated when a train on the Mexico
Northern railroad ran into Cumbre
tunnel, which had been set on fire;
presumably by Maximo Castillo, the
bandit leader. The exact number of:.
persons aboard the passenger train
is not known. First reports put the
number at thirty-five, while a request
for coffins asked for .seventy-five of
Railroad men here and. in El Paso
are furious at Castillo's act.' Twenty
two of his men were captured and ex
ecuted by the rebels and the next day,
apparently in revenge, he captured
the freight train, ran it into the south " .
end of the tunnel about 800 feet and
there set fire to it. ,
The passenger. trtin entered the
death trap from the north unsuspect:
ing, probably traveling at its usual
rate of speed 'of about fifteen miles
an hour.; When the engineer discov
ered the trap it was too late. Castil
lo's fallurb to send back warnings of
his deed is regarded as the most cruel
and murderous act of his career of,out
lawry. M J Gilmartin, superintendent
of the Chihuahua division; H. Scho
field, superintendent of terminals at ,
Juarez; Lee Williams, assistant man
ager of commissary; H F Marders, ezx
press agent; E. J. McCutchoon, en
gineer,'and .U. E. Webster, conductor,. tt//::.
are, the missing Americans, all, ea
ployes of the railroad.
: en.. Villa declares be. will execute
Castillo if the latter I1 captured.
.ev -u . .N . '-- - . , .
Pointn 8eva Northern san
- Woern States.
Chicago-A old wave has held*Ir'
tually -the' entire country west. of the
Atlantic states: in Its grip was felt
here on Feb. 7. '..Zero weather extended
as far south" as Texas and in the north.: :i`
west states the' murcury went. tot 40
iThe cold was -entral over the Ohio
Valley. All parts of the count-ryex
cept the Atlantic states reported sd ..
den low temperatures. Extreme tern
peraturei, were: Havre, Mont., 4S be-r '
:low; St.'Jospli; Mo., zero; Denver1- lS1
below; Amarillo, Tex.; I above; iBl.- "
marck, N. D.; and Winnipeg, Manitoba, :'.:
30 below;: Spokane, Wash., 4- below;
HemingfordNeb., 1 below; Cheyennie,: :::.
W yo;, 223 belowr,. '. .. ;a'-..i -:, ::-. .::
-PFarmers in.thegrnleit are ga -
fied by the :anow, which affordS pro-:.
tection to winter wheat. Western e·at- :::.;
tle are .said to have been prepared .
for. the cold and stock men will suffer,
A snow and sleet' storm which fell :
over a large portfon .ptf Michigaln is :
held responsible fora railroad wreek
near Saginaw, when :a G.rand Trunk I:':
fieight train collided with a work
train. Three men were killed. ad a
VETERANS WILL MEET IN.lMAY -:
Gen. B. H. Young Approves of Later,::
Date for Confedetatd Reunion
at Jacksonvlllel. .
Jacksonvlle, Fla.-The 1914 reunaion
of Confederate veterans Wll be held in . :
Jacksonville, May 86, 7,, and 8, and
not on April 29, 80 and May 1, as orlg
lnally planned. The postponement has
been. approved by Gen, Bennett H.
Young, -commander;-in-chief of ' the
United Confederate veterans, and. -
members, of .the stafft as well aS the
local veterans' organizations and com.
mittees. - '-. "- • ' ".
SWoman Again Found Guilty..
Fulton, Mo/-Mrs. Susap, Ross was
found guilty for the second time of
the murder of her husband, J. Hay -.
Swood Ross, and.was sentenced to ten :.:..
years in the penttentiary. The sentence
lb the first trial was the same. -
To Hunt for Explorer .. .
St. Petersburg.-A relief expedition
to search the Arctic seas for Lieut.
Sedorff, Russian explorer, who started
for the North Pole in August, 191.2,Is -
being organized by the Russian .go
• Exploding Lamp Kills Two -....
Grove City; Pa.-Jhe .explosion of I
an overturned oil lamp, followed by,
an explosion of blasting .powder,. :
-wrecked an Italan,b oarding'house at -"
a mainse Lear .er anid caused the
deaths of two men,: . ,
- Rear AdniFral Cottman Reitire :s. ::
S: eattle, Wash.-Rear Admiral V-. L.-
Cottman:.. has -formally retired .from, .:'
cinmiand 'of the Puget. Sound navy:i::-::
yard, and, leaves on Feb. 13 for New::::
i York. Hie will ~be placea onlthe retired:.-::