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VOi. XIvII COLUMBIA, LA. FIiDAY, FEBhIiIj 6, 1914
nnrninraiT IIrma'n YcrnnATn' Aw r.ir in -- _- PRESIDENT HEARS APPEAL OF WOMEN FIVE HUNDRED IN SUFFRAGETTE DELEGATION-25 ARE AD MITTED. WILSON AGAIN REFUSES AID However, He Is impressed by Plea. May Take Up Matter in Future. Several States Represented. enrtery, - New-.j u1#.r tIiI'i Newt' 5r.tl 1Washington.-The women workers who toil daily in the mills, sweat shops and factories of the nation, pleaded cith President Wilson for his assistance to the cause of womon suf frage. The president regretfully told them, as he did a delegation last De cember, that he cannot urge anything on Congress which had not received the organic consideration of the Demo cratic party. t The demonstation-not the brass hand, the street procession, the color ed penants and battle flags of the c cause, but the tale of hardship of the struggling to live on low wages, of the santariums for those who sickened at their work and the heartbreaking tragedies of poverty-affected the president deeply. As the delegation left the executive offices discouraged and disaplpointed because they obtained no positive aid, they did not know that the president himself was depressed, perhaps even more than they as he went to lunch eon with his family. He told his friends afterwards he wished he could help, but saw no way to do it. IS There is every reason to believe, however, that the day gave added stimulus to the president's desire for early legislation on social justice and industrial reform mentioned in his wi first annual message. an ~ iu't earnest and determined, went to the an White House, but only a committee of for 25 with five speakers gained audience sot with the president, the others waiting de until the argument had ceased and Mr. re; Wilson asked to shake hands with all. W In voices often choked with emotion, ini the five speakers recited a tale of mod ern Industry which, they said, knew no on chivalry; where old and young women Se worked side by side with men for in- an adequate wages and under conditions re that undermined health. Representa- he tives of the weavers, the laundresses, the carpet makers, the hat makers and ta garment workers in ten eastern states be addressed the president. pe fa EXECUTES A DIAZ ENVOY te: la Rebel Leader Orders Death of Man Af- sa ter Hearing Message. fu pc Western Newspaper Union News Sorvice. Wi Juarez, Mex.-Francis I Guzman, who figured prominently in the revolt Co against President Madero in Mexico is a year ago, was, executed in the front ta yard of a hord occupled by General Cr Francisco Villa here. Guzman had just da come from Havana, where it was m charged he had been given a secret de mission by Felix Dlaz to induce Gen- ta eral Villa to renounce General Carran- th za and throw the strength of the revo- ex lution to Diaz. he As soo' as he heard of the proposal General Villa gave Guzman a confer- gi ence, and after making sure of the we nature of the visit ordered the messen- fa ger shot. Within a few minutes after fr his arrival, Guzman was led out of m Villa's room, stood up before an adobe an wall, and with his hands tied and su eyes blindfolded, was executed. Ti The shooting was done by a rebel no officer in charge of the railroads, who m happened to be present when the exe we cution was ordered. tit First Shipment of Foreign Meat. er th Seattle, Wash.-Two million pounds of frozen beef and mutton, the first direct shipment of this kind ever sent from Australia to Seattle, arrived on the British ship WVaimato. Officers of the Importing company say regular hi shipments from Australia to Seattle 24 will follow. Militia Guards Strike Breakers. Pueblo, Colo.-Guarded by a detach ment of militia, a special train bearing 60 strikebreakers left here for the ci Radiant mine of the Victor-American to Fuel Company. The train was the same that was fired on by alleged j strikers near Williamsburg, the engi neer being forced to put back to this city. General Chase detailed a de tachment of infantry from Trinidad Co to guard the train on its second trip, and ordered 20 soldiers and a machine of tan to be taken on board at Florence, . EX-SENATOr, AND FRIEND OF PRES. LINCOLN BURIED s ., Di SI SHELBY M. CULLOM. As the sun was sinking Sunday af ternoon Shelby M. ('ullom, former United States Senator from Illinois was laidl to rest by the side of his two wives and his five chliildlren at Springfield, Ill. The funeral cortege followed practically the same route taken by the Lincoln procession. Since Mr. (collum's retirement from the Sen ate he has carried on the work of completing the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Mr. ('ollum's remains lie t only a short distance from where Abraham Lincoln, his friend and pre ceptor, is buried. t WILSON MAY LET REBELS GET ARMS t IS INCLINED TO LIFT EMBARGO : AGAINST IMPORTATION t OF SUPPLIES. tl PI 01 Western Newspaper Union ?News Strvie. Wsashington.-The ever-recurrin ap L __ to arms in the nited States on an even footing with the Huerta government soon may be granted. Though Presi- S dent Wilson and Secretary Bryan have reached' no final determination, the lo Washington government is strongly inclined to sucih a course. Inquiry discloses that virtually the w entire cabinet, many members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee gc and many leaders In Congress are fu ready to support the president should pr he raise the embargo, eN The recent defalcation by the Huer- Ct ta government the Interest on the th bonds, the growing anxiety of Euro- b3 pean natibns about the financial af- fa fairs of Mexico and the declared in tention of the Constitutionalists to car k ry the fighting into the thickly popu- gr lated cities in central Mexico are n( said to be underlying reasons for H further development of the American m policy, though no official will predict ti when it will occur. bx That the president is giving serious in consideration to the question of arms is apparent from the trend of his talk to the Senate Foreign Relations F Committee, and from evidence which daily has been coming to the govern- Li ment of the disadvantage to which a denial of arms has put the constitu tionalists. The latter have argued * that the United States, by forbidding exportation of arms into Mexico, has 1o helped Huerta. in The view among officers that to * give arms to both siles on an equality rc would end the revolution quickly in 1b' favor of the Constitutionalists proceeds from the belief that the latter have bi more men available for service and A are financially better able to obtain ai supplies than is the Huerta regime. P There is a feeling that the mere an- fl nouncement of the Washington govern- s ment's intention to raise the embargo el would weaken the Iluerta government. al Before finally passing on the ques- U tion, it Is believed the American gov- w ernment will seek some assurance that is the lives and property of all foreign- tl ers would be respected and that arms would not be permitted to fall into the hands of Irresponsible bands. ei Washington.-The Supreme Court C has recessed until Tuesday, February di 21, without announcing decisions in b' any important cases. cc Declines Ambassadorship. be Washington.-Henry M. Pindell of S eeoria, ill., who was nominted re cently and confirmed as ambassador a to Russia, has declined the appoint- tl ment in a letter to President Wilson U just made public. Mr. Pindell wrote President Wilson" t'hat although the Senate had investigated accusations in connection with his appointment, he felt, nevertheless, that no controversy n of any kind should surround the ap- C pointment of any ambassador, as it i' was liable to be misunderstood abroad. ' oREPORT ADYISES WIRE MONOPOLY SECRETARY BURLESON SAYS PRESENT SERVICE FOR THE GLASSES, NOT MASSES. UNITED STATES IS BEHIND F Says Constitution Framers Saw Im portance of Control-Telephone p Ownership is Urged. Western Ntwcpanper tUni'n Nws S"rvtice. t W'ashington.-Government nionopol; t< zation of telegraph, telephone an' wireless communication and "'such r other means for the transmission of i$ Sintelligence as hereafter may develop" p; Sis recommended in a report submitted to t to the Senate by Postmaster General cl Burleson. ci Immediate government ownership of hl telephone linues is recommended, with a system of license for the other agen. re Gces of communication, establishing a fr government monopoly even where in there is not actual ownership. The report points out that the found- to ers of the nation were alive to the as importance of keeping under govern. ment control all means of communica- be tion and provided in the constitution ra that congress should have power to pg establish postoffices and post roads. It was clearly the intention, the report de adds, that the government should con- be trol every means of transmitting in. Ct telligence. The postal service already has adopt- sa ed virtually every means of transmis- an sion except electricity and yet the Ne United States alone of all nations, on the committee points out, has left to th: private enterprises the ownership and operation of telegraph and telephone 9 facilities. "These facilities now are for t eel to the masses. Ira giv SAYS SOUTH'GETS BIG SHARE the Iowa Man Objects to Plan of Money on Distribution. dat old Western Newspsper Union News Service. Washington.-Southern states will alk get more than their just share of the **.l funds for farm demonstration work not provided for in the Lever agricultural on extension bill, according to Senator to Cummins of Iowa, who contended that ditl the funds should not be distributed fore by a basis of rural population, but on farm land acreage. FO Senator Vardaman replied that the SMuth has to carry the burden of a ne Jur gro population and that the money is needed to offset the burden. Senator Hoke Smith said the rural population W, method was not adopted at his sugges- i tion, or that of Representative Lever, war but at that of a committee represent- der Ing state agricultural dolleges. Jul: reec FIND MONEY IN MEAL SACK tal _sen Louisiana Posse Finds Nearly All of we! Robbers' Loot. knc knc ma Wevtern NewSpnper Union News Sornice. Shreveport, La.-Detectives of the local Police Department, acting upon WI information obtained from the two suspects in jail here charged with the Sta robbery Saturday of the Bank of Logansport, La., found $5,760 in a meal sack which had been thrown into a wes brush during the flight of the thieves. ger: According to the detectives, who were st sta aided by a party of citizens of LogansT Trc port, the location given in the sup- am posed confession was searched for tloz some time but without result. How ever, as the hunt was about to be a abandoned a meal sack containing at the money was found in a bush a mile west of Logansport. The amount found is $70 short of the sum stolen from wh the bank. mo tiol Judge Speer Hearing Ends, me Savannah, Ga.-Federal Judge Em- aut ery Speer of the Southern District of aft Georgia characterizes as "malvolent talt distortions" most of the charges made the by witnesses before the investigating congressional committee. His testi- sec mony ended the hearings which have dal been in progress two weeks. Judge wa Speer was given three weeks in which of ' to file a brief in reply to the testi- the mony of the 70 witnesses. It is said sm that a final report will not be made act until two weeks after Die brief is bel filed. Commissioners Nominated. nem Washington. - President Wilson tor nominated these Interstate Commerce cat Commissioners: Winthrop Moore Dan col lels of Princeton, N. J., and Henri dai e liav Wall 't folorado Surigs **F' INES OF THE STATE LOUISIANA RAILROAD COMMIS SION DECIDES SEVERAL IM. PORTANT MATTERS. OVERCHARGES ARE LIMITED Penalty for Passenger Failing to Buy Ticket Can Not Exceed Ten Cents, Western NewsRinpr Onion News Scrvice. Baton Rouge.-The Louisiana Rail road Commission issued an order pua ting into effect on state business the recently established rates by the In terstate Commerce Commission on in. I tersiade business The new rates were made effectiv-e February i. 1 ie commission imposed a fine of S$100 on the American Express C'om pany for violating the rules by failing to unload a shipment of ten coops of chickens in the city of New Orlens. f claiming that the shipment was to') heavy for one man to handle. IBelle Chsse, on the Grand Island read. was given a new combination s freight-and-passenger depot, to be built in 90 nays. The lTexas and Pacific was ordered n to put the same rate on broken stone as applies on sand and gravel. a The petition of the Lafayette Cham- c ber of Commerce for reduction in 0 rates on cottonseed for planting pur- a poses was denied. C The Lansas City Southern was or- ii dered to put in safe condition its road bed between Mansfield and Lake Charles. o The Hope Villa Shipping Club was b given a reduction in the rates on fruits si and vegetables from Hope Villa to e New Orleans. 13 cents per 100 pounds sI on carload lots and 21 cents or less i than carload lots. h Loui ana Railway and Navigation h Comp 's petition for cancellation of certaf rates between Shreveport and C pa tr ase the railroads did not gigt rat-class service, was denied by the 'orimission, with the statement a *Iitt passengers were allowed to ride on' these mixed train as an accon.mo dation to the public and usually at the ci older of tl:e commission. fr i'he commission amended its order rall ing the collection of one cent a -.lle additional where a person did B not purchase a ticket before getting on the train, so as to limit the roadis N to the collection of only 10 centa ad ditional if ticket was not bought he fore the train was boarded. W FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER 'In aL Jury Finds Miss Edwards Guilty With- bi out Capital Punishment. C, at Western Newspaper Union News Servitee. fl New Orleans.-Miss Autgusta Ed- in wards, aged 26, charged with the mur der of George W. Reihl, 35, here last July, was found guilty by a jury which n recommended a verdict without capi- pt tal punishment. The court deferred C sentence. RIelhl was married. The girl testified that she and Reihl were engaged and that she did not know for a long time that Reihl was tr married. ci WANTS ARSON LAWS CHANGED ti State Fire Marshal Says Present in Penalties are Too Drastic. sc Western Newspaper Union News Serv~lr BI New Orleans.- Dissatisfied at the general results of his year and a half's stay in office, Fire Marshal C. 1a. Trousdale will embrace in his coming annual report stringent recommenda- ol tions for a change in Louisiana's laws tc that place the lowest penalty for arson It at seven years and in some instances in a capital offense. ct Other facts and figures that will be bl presented in Mr. Trousdale's report H which will not be made public for a ct month, will be more or less sensa- G tional, it is said. One of his state- st ments, it is declared, will be that the w authorities are too lax in convicting he after the fire marshal's office has ob- na tained evidence against incendiaries el that appears incontrovertible. vi "The penalty is much too drastic to secure conviction," said MIr. Trous dale. "Since 1904, when this office was created, there have been hundreds F of cases vigorously prosecuted. Out of s5 these hundred there has been a very S small per cent of instances where we in actually landed the parties where they b belonged, behind the bars." P - S Alexandria.-The government gin- tl ners report shows 10,271 bales of cot- re ton ginned in Rapides parish frcm the b crop of 1913 up to January 16, as 8 compared with 11,281 for the same e date last year. tl GROUCHY RE-ELECTED MAYOR Wins in First Contest Under Commis sion Government. Western NewSpaper Unlon News Service. Baton Ilonge-In Baton Rouge's first G election under the commission form of government, Alex Crouchy, J r., present Imayor, was elected mayor of Baton Rouge over his two opponents by a majority of 21 votes. I B A second primary for commissioner of public works is necessnry between Alfred Persac and I. Larguier. There E vwas only IS votes dlifference between 11r. Persac trnd Mr. Larguier in the first primary. In the race for mayor, Alex Grouchy received 700 votes in the two wardls of the city; Robert B. Day, 627, and Leslie A. Fitch, 52, giving Mr. Grouchy his majority of 21. 1 In the race for commissioner of Ju Dublic works .1r. Mundinger receivedl i :121, Afred Persac 550, and I. Larguier ti 505. The second primary to settle the th nominee for this office will be held be on Marchli 3. pl L. J. Ricaud, present city treasurer, is was nominated, without opposition, for commissioner of finance, re tic GIRL RESCUES YOUNG MAN ce trc Saves Youth From Drowning When by Boat Overturns. Bu ma Western Newspaper Unton News Sorvie. p Monroe.-.hiss Margaret Tissington, d! a prominent young society girl of this city, proved herself a heroine while ha out boat riding in the Ouachita river. to above Monroe, by saving her young dte companion, Garland Curl, from drown ing, on Mir. Curl and Miss Tissington were ac sailing in a small boat, which was th overturned in the middle of the river t by a sudden gust of wind. Aliss Tis sington is an expert swimmer and ovE easily made her way to shore. When yel she reached land she turned to see Col where Mr. Curl was, and discovered side he was still in the middle of the river, mil having been seized by cramps. id Miss Tissington plunged Into the OPp cold water again, swam to her com- wat panion a the soil weigh g scarcely more 100 , pounds, while Mr. Curl is six fe t tall ma ma1 and weighs about 175. sho Miss Tissington is the daughter of ma~ Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Tissington, of this f city. Mr. Curl is a young cotton buyer whi from Monticello, Ark. lat( illu BARGE LINE TO ST. LOUIS obt obt New Service May Be Installed Within see Next 30 Days. Api the Western Newspaper unialon News Service. 0ou New Orleans.-Plans for establish- Cot ing a direct line of self-propelled steel tair barges between New Orleans and St. In Louis are being considered by the Ala- a h bama and New Orleans Transportation Company, and it they are worked out giv' successfully the first vessel of the twve fleet will be sent out of this port with- ton in the next thirty days with a cargo of pro general merchandise, according to an- pla: nouncement made by James F. Shaw, moi president and general manager of the ear company. Mr. Shaw now has agents at work Wp both at New Orleans and St. Louis feeling the pulse of the wholesale trade in connection with such a ser- WiI vice. The barges are of 1,000 tons capa city, and are of solid steel construc- wea tion, 240 feet in length. They are > equipped with their own self-generat- thri ing gas plant, are self-propelling and of so designed that a crew of three or .11is four men, inclucng the navigator, is be sufficient to operate them. Rol wfll Old Convent Building Burned, la last Grand Cotena.-Fire destroyed the the old community at the Sacred Heart exp convent, which was erected in 1821. abo It was the first Sacred Heart convent in Louisiana and the second in Ameri ca. The fire also destroyed all the LO buildings in the rear of the convent. Had the wind been north the large UrC convent and the whole college of Grand Coteau would have been de stroyed. A short while after the alarm ,, was given the Jesuit fathers, college v boys and the whole of Grand Cotean heli and Sunset gathered to help. All their mit efforts were centered on the big con- to r vent. Net )llf Mrs. Stroud to Get Insurasce. Shreveport.-Attorney James M1. aga Foster announces that a $5,000 life in- ·tt< surance policy taken out 'by Jesse tea Stroud, Caddo oil worker, a few ;ei months before he was shot and killed pr, by Mrs. Della Stroud, his wife, will be tet paid the widow immediately. Mrs. (:ou Stroud shot her husband, after less nal than a year's married lil?, on a public .*ee road. She was charged with murder. les but convinced the trial jury that she hot acted in self-defense. Relatives of F Stroud filed suit for the insurance, but t'eti the litigation has been withdrawn, for PIOCAL CASE CITED GOVERNMENT BULLETIN SAYS BOLL WEEVIL THEORY IS t A FALLACY. BIG EXPERIMENT CONDUCTED r Early and Late Planting Theory Given Thorough Test Under Same Soil and Climatic Conditions. I Wpt'rin Ni' Pv:ija r F'nt.rn ,*ws ý"r vicc . \\aslhington.-The United States DP partment of Agriculture, in a bulletin just issued, declares that a large ex perinhent providel by niatural condi tions in Louisiana has proven that the theory somleticmes advanced that the boll weevil can he controlled by late planting better than by early planting, is a fallacy. The bulletin of the department, wlah reference to the Louisiana investiga tions, is as follows: "Occasionally the theory is announ ced that the boll weevil can be con trolled by late planting better than by early planting of the crop. The Bureau of Entomology has conducted many experiments to dettermine whether late planted cotton will pro duce a satisfactory crop. The results have all been negati;e. The advocates of late planting, however, have con. tended that the experiments of the department have not been conducted on a sufficiently large scale. On this account an unusually large experiment which was provided by natural condi tion in Louisiana is of interest. "In the spring of 1913 there was an overflow by Bayou tde Glaize in Avo. yelles Parish, occurring in May and continuing until early in June. On one side of the bayou a strip of land one mile long and from eight to ten miles wide was flooded. The levee on the opposite side of the bayou retained the water, Cotton was planted early on the one side and lat on the other. It soil-forma ons. "Examitiations which have just een made by the Bureau of Entom ogy show that a crop of half a bale was made on the side that was not over flowed where the planting was early, while the opposite side, which was late planted, yielded much less. A few illustrations out of many that were obtained will be given. 0. H. Joffrion obtained a yield of 1,125 pounds of seed cotton from a crop planted on April 15, while the crop planted across the hayou on May 20 yielded 650 pounds of seed cotton per acre. 0. P. Couvillion planted on May 22 and ob tained one-fourth of a bale per acre. In 1911 on the same field he produced a half a bale per acre. "The illustrations that have been given show the general difference be tween the early and late planted cot ton. The observations, therefore, prove in a very definite way that late planted crops are sure to be injured more severely than crops planted early." WALTERS IS BROUGHT BACK Will Be Tried in Opelousas on Charge of Kidnapping Boy. Western NewSpnper L'nfrn New.sServiec. New Orlans.-W. C. Walters passed through New Orlanes in the custody of officers en route from Columbus, M iss., to Opelousas, La., where he will be tried on the charge of kidnapping Robert Dunbar, the five-year-old son of 1-I. C. Dunbar. Walters' defense will be that the boy taken from him last April and soon afler restored to the Liunhars is not their son. It is expected that Walters will be tried abdut February 23. LOUISIANIANS MAKE APPEAL Urge Passage of Bill Clearing Titles to Their Property. Weqtprn Newpasper t'nl'n N'Sw. PServl-. Washlinton.-Another hearing was held by the House Public Lands com mittee on Representative Aswell's bill to clear titles of the land grant to the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Vicks burg Railway Company in 1871. Many legal arguments for and against the bill were made by opposing attorneys, but the star feature of the learing was the testimony of W. M. Fienderson, of Tioga, La., for the bill. Mr. HIenderson, an ex-Confederate 'eteran, is 75 years old, and has thirty 'our grand-children on the land. He made a powerful appeal to the commit fee to pass the bill so that he and his lescendants can know that their homes are their own for all time. P. M1. Fugnta, of Bentley, La., for the settlers, also made a strong argument for a favorable report on the bill.