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VOL. XXVJII ('OIUMBIIA, LA., FRIDI)AY, JANlUAin¥ ', 1914 N
GREATEST YEAR ON
VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PROD
UCTS IN UNITED STATES
BREAKS ALL RECORDS.
IOTAL REACHES 10 BILLIONS
in Spite of This Increase, Lower Cos:
of Living Is not Expected
<,'t"h ;n .i .p:1 .."" t'nl,,a N.,w S,.rv!''e.
Va:hl.,tol.--Ten billic,,]:,n 11110
\wortl' of ipr'ducts, fi ,' LilliaIn d,!ulr.
of (asil i (lllnt --a lsmiipl r f" ur in
sr;it(, of droutil is anId c;thr ,.tl;he ks -
is the 1:1 :: r((;co d of six ini:liron .in, i.
can flll ers.
Tile UTnit, i tat es' mo slit sI r's tIl
yý 'ar of i t-laiilrV l'rodu "1 $ ';. l 0 ,
,,,1 worth o! cr((,ps, of which St.',
I0,0,100 wi 'ri relvresenthd1 bly cereals
alone; and (: ,5?.,t ni, ii" worth of ni
meals sold and sla ught ered and animal
products. The valeu of the 191l: crops
is tw ice the sum of I SS9, or more thatl
a billion dollars more than that of
190! and a substantially greater crop
Of all the crops, it is estimated that
52 per cent will remain on farms and
that 20 per cent of the animal produc
tion will remain. On that basis the
cash income is estimated at $5,847,
Despite a record year of crop value
--although the record of production
has fallen-and the fact that the num
ber of farms has increased 11 per
cent since 1910 until there now are
estimated to be 6,600,000, farms in the
country, the Department of Agricul
ture in a discussion of the subject
does not take the view that a lower
cost of living will result.
Corn valued at "$1,692,000,000 com
prised 28 per cent of the value of all
crops, although the velmuhe was ande
taiaes Are given in the order in which
Cotton, $798,900,000; Hay, $797,000,
000; Wheat, the largest crop ever
raised in this country, $610,000,000;
Oats, $440,000,000; Potatoes, $228,000,
000; Tobacco, $122,000,000; Barley,
$96.000,000; Sweet potatoes, $43,000,
000; Sugar beets, $34,000,000; Louisi
ana cane sugar, $26,000,000; Rye, $26,
000,000;Rice, $22,000,000; Flaxseed,
$21,000,000: Hopes, $15,000,000; Buct
"Il quantity of estimated produc
tion the record has been broken by
wheat, rye, rice, sugar beets, beet su
gar and the total of beet and cane su
gar," the department says. "Of the re
maining crops, oats, barley, cotton and
hops have been exceeded twice in pro
MEXICAN FEDERALS IN ROUT
Driven Across Border by Rebela and
Forced Back by Americars.
Western Newspaper Union Newsr er*-a.
Presidio, Tex.-The Northern Divis
ion of the Mexican Federal army ap
parently has been utterly demoralized.
With its dead and wounded stretch
ed over the hills and some of its sol
dierns fleeing In a panic across the
T'nited. States border only to be push.
ed back again, the 4,000 Federals who
had made dramatic retreat from Chi
huahua to Ojlnaga, the little Mexican
village opposite here, were scattered
In all directions as a result of their
first battle tith the rebels.
One hundred Federal soldiers cross
ed to the American side of the Rio
Grande, but were forced to return to
the ,Mexican side after they had been
relieved of their arms. A number of
the Federals were wounded.
Several hundred others crossed at
another point, but returned to Mexico
on the approach of the United States
Reports from across the river were
that, General Orozco and Gen. Ynes
Salasaur, commandlnag volunteers, made
b~laerate efforts to keep the army In
tact, standing wifh drawn revolvers
to shoot any soldier who mutinied.
Cel. Henry Exali Dies.
Dallas, Tex.-Colonetl Henry xall,
president of the National Corn Expo
sition and president of the Texas In
dustrial Congress, in which he has in
duced more than 190.000 Texas farmers
to experiment with the. most advanced
agricultural methods, died of apoplexy
at his home here. Col. Exali was torn
In Richmond, Va., in 1848 and resided
In Kentucky from 1889 to 1891. Col.
Exall devoted yeat of his life to pro
motiu grester farm produetion 1i the
CARNEGIE AT SEVE;NTY- IGHt
Andrew Carnegie wss seventy-eight
years old the other day, and his happi
ness is expressed in this photograph
for which he posed espedially for the
occasion in the famous gardens at his
home in New York. "Earth is such a
heaven I never want to leave it," he
said, and "if you can show me anyone
who will give me an option on life,
he can name his price." The multi
millionaire iron master is enjoying
the best of health.
STRIKE ON LINES
LAYS OFF TELEGRAPHERS AND
INSTALLS TELEPHONE SYS
• d, Mo.-lin anticipation of
the strike of 1,100 telegraphers em
pldyed on its lines, the St. Louis and
San Francisco railroad laid off inde
finitely 400 telegraphers and began to
transform its telegraph lines into a
telephone system for railroad commu
Acording to E. D. Levy, assistant
general manager of the road, every
five miles of the Frisco's w'-es will
be guarded by a man, day and night.
At all points where it is necessary to
give orders to trains, he said, a dep
uty United States marshal will be on
guard to protect the telephone oper
No strikebreakers will be hired, Mr.
Levy said. Telegraph operators will
be recruited from the main offices of
the company. The only telegraph in
struments left on the lines will be one
at each of the 24 division points and
one at headquarters for the use of
officials in transmitting messages.
COAST STORM TAKES LIVES
Twelve Men Are Lost and Damage
Amounting to $1,000,000 Done.
Western yewpaper f'nlon News SrreB.
New York.-Two men drowned In
the East river and ten men-the crews
of two barges wrecked on the New
Jersey coast-given up as lost, is the
cost in human lives of the storm which
swept over this city and vicinity.
At Seabright, N. J., a fashionable
summer resort, 20 miles south of here,
most of the houses have either been
wrei~ked or are under water. Seventy
families are homeless. The damage
to property is etimated at $1,000,000.
To Withdraw Radium Lands.
Washington.-Secretary Lane pro
poses to 4ithdraw all lands of the pub
lic domain suspected of containing ra
dium that their precious deposits may
be secured for the public good and not
become the subject of private specula.
tion. Investigations of the geological
survey have located public lands be
lieved to contain radium, now so in
Svaluable in medicine. Secretary Lane
points out that there are only two
grams of radium at present in the
To Investigate Beef Shortage.
Washington.-Secretary of Agricul.
tture Hfouston has announced the ap
polntment of a special committee of
experts to conduct a general inquiry
into various factors which contrib.
ute to conditliong attending the present
unsatisfactory meat production in the
United States. The announcement pre
scribes that the committee will in
vestigate "especially in reference to
beef, with a view to suggesting poe
sble methods for Improvement.'
AT CALUMET ASKED
CHICAGO FEDERATION OF LABOR
SHARGES THAT COUNTY IS
RULED BY GUNMEN.
BLAME THE MINE OPERATORS
Spea':"ers at Mass Meeting AccuLe
Owners and Agents of Instigat
in Panic Costing 72 Lives,.
S' .E. ' -n ` , W ý.: l p" r T':ntl nl \'r s S.g rci"P. ý
Chlic:aco .---.\n appjlv': to Congress'b
'I .nl' st ai, c('orlitions in the copper
1o0r itrv of "iici !:an was made by the
:ticQQo FIei,.r:t ion of Labor in reso
n, m lu which dii;rr.ly charged the
(o''nsrf of the mincs and their agents
v jit1h !;hi r,,lk1)onsible for the tragedy
of cýhriar:.:0's V(` o, in Calumet, Mich:,
'\t..n 72 chillr't n and adults lost their
livos. The resolutions also charged
that H!oughton county is under a gov
rnment by eunmen under orders of
the mine owners and that Charls H.
Mloyer, president of the Western F ed.
eration of iMiners, was assaulted, shot
and driven out of Hancock by tei*g
The announcement that the tW -
ern Federation of Miners will coOi.b
trate its strength on the copper s. ke
was made by Yance Terzich, a 1'03.
ber of the Executive Board. 4tE
member of the board, he said,
to go to the copper mining
next week. We are going to wlths
strike or break up the organ he
he said. "As soon as Mr. MOYV
able he will be back there
Charles H. Tanner, auditor
Western Federation of Miners,
with Moyer, was escorted from
cock stirred the fire against the
zens' Alliance. "We have ampl4
dence,', he said. "Half a
testa t sea.
MOYER GOES TO HOSPItAL
Miners' Head Declares He Was Shot,
and Dragged Through Streets.
Western Newspaper Union News Semvtce.
Ohicago.-Charles H. Moyer, prels
dent of the Western Federation of
Miners, and now the central figure
of the copper miners' strike in the
Calumet region, who arrived in Chi
cago with a graphic account of the
dramatic incident in which he declar
es he was' shot, mobbed and deported
from the copper district, collapsed
soon after his arrival as' the result
of his wounds and was taken to 8t.
Mr. Moyer declares that he was
shot, beaten, threatened with death
and dragged through the streets of
Hancock, Mich. He blamed the min
ing companies involved in the strike,
which has been in progress in the
Calumet copper district for the last
five months. He asserted the attack
upon him followed his refusal to re
tract a statement he had made that
'the Citizens' Alliance deliberately had
plotted the panic which caused the
deaths of 74 persons in Italian Hall
at Calumet Christmas eve while the
families of the striking miners were
Dispatches from Calumet said that
Moyer's story had been investigated
and found to lack verification. In the
dispatches it was said that no shotS
were fired in Hancock and that no one
saw Moyer dragged through the
HUERTA MUST QUIT COUNTRY
This is Only Chance for Pease, Do
clares Rebel Chief.
Westers ew amper Cates news mSsele.
Chihuahua. Mexteo.--."Nothlng lseu
than the fall of Huerta and his ban
ishment from the country will evet
be considered as a preliminary , to*
ward peace in Mexico," said Genfral
Prancisco Villa. Any overtures for a
compromise would be treated with
contempt by the Revoluttonlsts.
General Villa was prompted to dis.
lqcs the subject because of the reps
tition of a report from Mexico City
that General Huerta might resign in
favor of a member of his cabinet. As
the report also states that GenOig
Huerta was talking of taking the
field against the rebels, it was not
considered in any way as a possible
Opinions of General Villa's advisers
were that General Huerta would not
resign and that the rebels must ad
here to their original pl". 6f fightling
their way to Mexico City.
W!LIUM C. NIXON
43 * *.: "
William C. Nixon, recently elected
president of the St. Louis & San Fran
cisco railroad ("the Frisco"), is a
notable example of a self-made man.
for he rose from actual poverty by
his own unaided efforts.
MRS. YOUNG WINNER
AFTER BITTER FIGHT
OF CHICAGO SCHOOLS AFTER
Westerm Newspaper Union News Serenie.
Chicago.-Mrs. Ella Flagg Young
was voted back into the superintend
ency of the Chicago public schools,
after a stormy session of the Board of
daueation. Seven members refused to
vote, on the ground that the board had
no power to reconsider the election
et John D. Shoop, assistant superin
t~mdret under Mrs. Young, who had
' elected her sucacestor. Conten.
Harrison to replace four whose resig
nations he had ehforced were not
entitled to their seats.
The action of the board in remov
ing Shoop apd replacing Mrs. Young
at once will be challenged In court, it
was announced by the opposition.
GOVERNOR BREWER WITNESS
Testifles That Senator Hobbs Admit
ted That He Took Bribe.
Westers Newspaper rUans MNewm Isres.
Vicksburg, Miss.-Earl Brewer, gov
ernor of MIssissippI, testified in the
trial of State Senator G. A. Hobbs
that Hobbs had admitted to him he
was guilty of bribery and had Implor
ed him to help him out of his trouble.
After this testimony and that of the
Rev. H. H, Webb, a college classmate
of Hobbs, to the effect that Hobbs told
him he "would never drop anything
put Into his hand," the state, in the
trial of the senator on a charge of re
ceivlng and soliciting a bribe, closed
"You know you have the goods on
Bilbo and me," the governor testified
in quotlng Hobbs, "I came here to
the legislature a good man. I came
here with Bilbo. He Is the erookedest
member of humanity. He has led me
to the doors of the penitentiary. Now
he kicks me out. If you will help
me, I will go out on the stump for
youa for governor against Bilbo."
BOMB IN CHRISTMAS PACKAGE
New Orleane Woman's Home Is Nearly
Wrecked by Explosien.
Western. Newspeper oate News Serlee.
New Orleans.-A bomb went by matl
to Mrs. John Tarango at her home
here, exploded and did considerable
damage to her house, but no one was
hurt. As Mrs. Tamanto started to open
the package her suspiclons were oarous
ed and she threw It to the floor and
rna. She had barely reached the next
roon when the explosion occurred.
Shortly before Christmas last year,
Mrs. Tarito rceived a pecullar ap
pearlnf package, but was suspicious
a returned it by the messenger.
Mrs Taranto says she is familiar
with the handwriting on the wrapper.
The police are searching for her hus
band, from whom she has been sepa
rated for two years.
Clinton, Is-Congressman I. 8. Pep
per of the Second Iowa district is
dead. He had been ill several months.
Representative Pepper was secretary
of the Democratic Natfonal Commit
tee. He was serving his second tens
In Congres, but previously had been
for many years secretary to former
- magremb Martin & Wade of iowa.
T. WALTER DANZIGER DISAP
PEARS FROM HIS HOME IN
MISSING MORE THAN WEEK
Was Wellknown Real Estate Operator
and Receiver for Number of
estern Ne'spapor m'nl. n News rvlee.
New Orleans.--T. \\Waltt-r l)anzi(ger,
senior lnenlber of the large realty
firm of )anziger & Tessier, retceiv\er
and liqulidater for a numl(, er of large
adjustments, mnyst eriously disappe:ar
ed a week ago, leaving behind short
ages in funds intrusted to him andl
a trail of debts that will a..gregate
around $101),000 to $150,001) , it is al
Danziger was last seen when he
passed out through the rear of the
Danziger & Tessier office, 134 Caron
dolet street, into the narrow alley
leading into Common street.
He had just drawn $500 cash from
his firm, and he had slipped the re
volver of Charles Tessier Sr., into
That was the last seen of him.
Friends entertain conflicting theories.
Some think he took the steamship
Cartago for Central America. Others
think he went east, while his bride
of eleven months feels sure that
some tragedy has befallen him.
Married eleven months ago to Miss
Alma Zodiag, he and his wife had
maintained a beautiful suite of rooms
at the 8t. Charles Hotel.
VOTE ON COMMISSION FORM
Monroe Council Calls Special Election
on January 3.
Monroe-The city of Monroe may
have a commission form of govern.
ment within the next few months. Bev.
eral weeks ago a petition signed by
353 voters, asking that an election be
called to vote on the question, was
presented to the council and the lat
ter body has granted the petition.
The council passed the necessary
ordinances, authorizing and calling a
special election to be held to vote on
the proposition. The election was set
for January 30, 1914. I. L. Haas was
elected registrar of voters and com
missioners and clerks of election were
BONDS NEARLY ALL SOLD
New Orleans Banks' Share of State
Securities Finds Ready Market.
Weteru. Nemueer nml.e News Servee.
New Orleans.-The Ne'w Orleans
banks which have participated in the
sale of the state bonds recently is
sued to take up the $11,000,000 of out.
standing bonds, have practically fin.
Ished the sale of those assikned to
them in the agreement by which the
syndicate of New York and New Or
leans banks took the whole amount
R. 8. Hecht, trust officer of the HI
bernia Bank and Trust Company, said
that. although the banks here still
had some bonds to sell, they had prac
tically sold out their share and were
now helping the New York banks to
BUILDING TO COST MILLION
Structure Will Be Erected by Tele
phone Company in New Orleans.
Western Newsepw Unlo. News sferie.
New Orleans.-It has been reported
--to the Board of Trade that the Cum
berland Telephone and Telegraph
Company, thrpugh President W. T.
Gentry, huas stated that it contem
plates the expenditure of a million
and a half dollars here Inl the three
rears 1914-18 tIn bulildings, underground
tnd submarine -cables, arelal cables,
etc. The development of the plant
will be such that by the end of 1916
the company will be prepared to care
for approximately 40,000 telephones,
thus providaing for the increase nla
population of the city.
Chairman Blum states that a mil
lion-dollar building is uassured by
President Gentry on Poydras street.
Wemple Acquitted of Murder.
Alexandria.--A jury in the distrlet
court returned a verdict of not guilty
in the case of Leoniduas Wemple, a
planter, Charg*4 with the murder of
his aged father-in-law, J. H. Phtllips,
who was shot and killed while seated
p Ihis store at Chenelvll .
GUEST IN NEW ORLEANS
MISS ELEANOR WILSON.
New Orleans.-Miss Eleanor Wilson,
daughter of the president, has been
the guest of .lisses Lucy and M.ary
Smith at their home in this city for
several days. Miss Wilson endeavor
ed to slip lquietly into the city, desir
Ing to escape the notoriety that her
position has brought upon her but her
presence in the city soon became
known. The Misses Smith were guests
of the Wilson family on the occasion
of the marriage of the president's
daughter, Jessie, and they visited the
family also at Pass Christian, Miss..
where the president is spending a
ASKS EXEMPTION FOR BONDS
Attorney General Wants 8eeretary Me
Adoo to Reverse Ruling.
SWestrm News.pper Uno!. N.w. Sewt.e..
Baton Rouge.-In a telegram to See
of hTram"ry eAdoo. At
/ reconsider his former ruling holding
that levee district, drainage district
and road district bonds are subject to
r the Federal income tax law.
"I feel certain that if the secretary
I of the treasuty looks at this subject
as we do, he will hold that bonds for
roadways and levees are not subject
! to the income tax law." said Attorney
i General Pleasant, "as all these dis
i tricts are arms,. or portions of the
t state. I believe If the banks are not
I made to pay the tax referred to the
bidders will be Inclined to give a lit
tle better price for them."
Attorney General Pleasant's tele
gram to the secretary of the treasury
is as follows:
"It is the purpose of this communi
cation respectfully to urge a reconsid
eration of your ruling subjecting levee
district, drainage district and road dis
trict bonds to the Federal income tax
law. These subdivisions ar aarms of
the state government, and I trust that
you will find the correct interprets,
tion to be that the Federal govern
ment did not Intend to impose a tax
upon obligations of a public nature, is-1
sued under the authority and direction
of a sovereign state."
BOYD SEEKS NEWS OF' SON
President of State University leasues
SCircular Offering .100 Reward.
SWesten Nwspper Union New. erice.
Baton Rouge.-President Boyd, of
the Loutisiana State University, issued
a circular letter giving a minute doe
I scription of his son, Henry C. Boyd,
who disappeared from home on Do
cember 18. The cireular contains a
photographle likeness of young Boyd,
"Henry C. Boyd disappeared from
his hi ome on the university campus at
Baton Rouge early Thursday morning,
December 18, and has not been heard
from since. He Is 18 years old, about
six feet tail, slender, weight about 140
pounds: has light complesion, thin
Itte, gray-blue eyes and light hair and
has a chleIkenpox mark near the cen
ter of his forehead. He was wearing
a purplish blue casmere suit, with
small dark vertical stripes one-fitfh
of an Inch apart; soft black hat and
low black shoes. He has been In poor
health for some time and was threat.
ened with a nervous breakdown. A
reward of $100 will be paid for his do
tention and prompt notifcation by
wire or pbone to his fathr, President
Tbhomas D. Boyd. Louistalab 8tate Unl
versity, Baton Rouge, L~a"
SSanatarium to SBe RebuIlt
SCrowley.-Directors of the Crowley
* Sanitarlium Company, whose property
Swas recently destroyed by fire, have ar.
, ranged to replace the burned frame
I buildinag with a modern brick soL.