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VOL. XXVIII COLUMBIA, LmAFIIII)AY MAiHI tO, 1914 P 13
IN WHITE HOUSE
MISS ELEANOR WILSON'S ENGAGE
MENT TO WILLIAM G- McADOO
M'ADOO00 WIDOWER OF FIFTY
But Intimate Friends Declare That He
Is as Young as a Man of 30.
Wedding Next June.
WetPP.r, N-'wspap^r I'nion News S,'rviea
Washington.-"The presid(ent and
Mrs. Wilson announce the engage
ment of their youngest daughter.
Eleanor Randolph, to lion. William
This annonucement was issued at
the White House by Secretary Tumul
ty after a (lay of speculation in capi
tal, official and society circles over
the prospects for another White IHouse
wedding in June.
For weeks there have been rumors
that the president's daughter and the
secretary of the treasury would be
married goon, and in the past day
or two there has been no denial that
an announcement could be expected.
The date of the wedding is not known,
but it is generally believed it will be
There has been extrordinary interest
in the engagement among officials and
friends of both Miss Wilson and the
cabinet officer made during the
year they have been in the capital.
The youngest of the family, Miss
Eleanor is said to be her father's fa
vorite, and there is a strong personal
friendship between the preF dent and
the man who is to wed his daughter.
Reports that Secretary MlcAdoo
would retire from the cabinet after
- his marriage and perhaps become am
bassador to France were set at rest;
by White House officials, who empha
tically said that he is expected to re
main at the head of the Tre
Miss Wilson will be the fourteenth
White House bride, and the second of
President Wilson's daughters to wed
in the nation's executive mansion. Her
sister, Miss Jessie Woodrow Wilson,
became Mrs. Francis Bowes Sayre in
the East Room on November 25 last.
Washington society has not alto-I
gether been unprepared for the news
of the engagement, for the couple have
been seen together at many dancesi
and social functions.
Secretary McAdoo is 50 years old,
and has six children, two of them are
married. Miss Wilson is 24. Intimate
friends of the secretary says he is "as
young as aman of 30." He is fond
of tennis, outdoor sports, and plaveti
tennis often on the White House courts
with Miss Wilson last spring and fall.
Miss Wilson is athletic, a good horse
woman, and delights in outdoor life.
MAY INDICT ALL SALOONISTS
vemphis Authorities Have a Strenu
ous Time Enforcing the Law.
Wrstern Newspaper Union >w RegWle.
Memphis, Tenn.--red Heidel. sa
loonist on Poplar avenue, near Mlain
street, was arrested on a warrant charg-.
ihg violation of the four-mile law. The
warrant was sworn out after a witness
before the grand jury stated he bought
Heidel was released on bond. In
dictment of all saloon keepers who
have operated in the last six months
is the next move expected. It is said
that administration candidates for
county offices are preplring to corral
the saloon vote on the plea that the
city and the police are not assisting
in closing the saloons. It is said anti
administration politicians are back of
the movement for the wholesale indict
ments, in order to demonstrate that
they held the big sticlk.
While no saloon indictments were
returned by the grand jury many wit
nesses were examined.
One witness may face a perjury
'charge later. He swore he could not
tell the difference between straight
ginger and ginger ale mixed with
whiskey, when queetioned as to pur
chases he had made in soft drink
Silent About $50,000,000 Gift.
Seabreeze, Fla.-"There is nothing
to say, nothing to report." This was
the declaration here of H. D. Sims, pri
vate secretary of John D. Rockefeller,
when informed of reports in Cleve
land, O., that Mr. Rockefeller planned
to leave not less than $50,000,000 in a
trust fund, the income to be used
for improving Cleveland. Mr. Rocke
feller, who ti staying at a hotel here,
links and maintains hisaueual secre
tiveness about his benefactions.
JAMES R. GARFI LD
James R. Garfield, secretary of the
interior under President Roosevelt,
has announced his candidacy for the
Progressive nomination for aovernor
BOTH FEDERALS AND REBELS
PREPARE FOR BATTLE BEFORE
Wetl,,-, NS',-:paper Ukl ia N ws ýS.rvhv..
t'hiinuahua, Mex.-A general forward
movement of both armies at Torreon
was begun by the Federals and Con
stitutionalists last Saturday night and
early Sunday, with resulting skir
mishes among the outposts, in which
the rebels were put to flight, but a
rebel victory was claimed in a later
General Francisco Villa is said to
rhave issued orders which it is believed
here mean that the long-deferred ad
vance on Torreon has been started.
General Villa's action was hastened
by the lei de a- -
Mexico City to General Rufuglo Velas
co, commanding at Torreon. As caught
by Villa's wireless station, the mes
sage was an order to Velasco to take
the offensive without delay. Within
a few hours dispatches from the ex
treme front reported a Federal move
ment westward from Mapimi through
Canyon Le Cadena, which, owing to
I Its proximity to the Federal outposts,
had not been strongly garrisoned by
the Constitutionalists. The small rebel
General Tomas Urbania, with 2,000
men at Palavo, nine Spanish leagues
to the north, immediately was ordered
to advance, and General Villa issued a
general brder for the advance of all
the catalry at Escalon, Conejos, Per
onal and other points along his battle
fromt, to the immediate northward of
A special train was sent to Juares to
bring General Felipe Angeles, secre
tary of war in General Carranza's cabi
net, to Chihuahua to command the ar
Itillery with Colonel Servin, second in
A later report from the front said
General Augirre Benavides had pro
ceeded southward from Conejos, in re
sponse to General Villa's order to ad.
vance, and, encountering a large body
of Federals south of Peronal, drove
them into Bermijillo. Losses were not
General Villa is impatient for the
arrival of General Angeles in order
that he may get away for the scene of
battle. He has suspended all regular
trains, as all rolling stock will be
used for troop movement.
Seeking a Rate Reduction.
Oklahoma City.-A reduction In the
interstate passenger rate in Oklahoma,
Missouri and Arkansas would mean a
reduction in the rates in all sections
of the country, railroad attorneys con
tended in the hearing before Edgar
Watkins, special examiner for the In
terstate Commerce Commission, on ap.
plication for a reduction of the fare
from three to two cents. Frank Nay,
comptroller of the Rock Island said:
"There will be a deficit of $22,000 this
year in the passenger revenue of roads
operating in Missouri, Arkansas and
Texas Rangers on the Border.
Austin, Tex.-The entire force of
Texas Rangers, totaling at present Is,
r.ounted men, was assigned to duty
oo the 800 miles of Texas-Mexican
bor'der with the arrival of two Rangers
at taymondmville, Texas, in reponse
to an appeal from 35 persons there for
protection against cattle thieves and
"!'illers." Gov. Colqlultt made publlo a
lengthy list of Texas border :roubles
orn which his recent appeals 'or more
power to protect the interests of the
bnl(nCary have been based,
WIFE OF FRENCH MINISTERF G
FINANCE KILLED DISTIN;
GUISHED JOURNALIST. ;A
AS AN ACT OF JUSTII
Mme. Caillaux Said She Had no Deg t
to Kill the Editor, but to Teach, t
Him a Lesson. C
Paris.--Gaston Calmette, editor r
The l.i;aro, was shot and killed t
Mme. Ilenuictte Cailiaux, wife of t
seph r'ailiaux, the French minister t
finance. i t
Mlew. ('aillaux 'went to the office ]
The Figaro to carry out an act
vengeance against M. Calmette, w~ 1
had been waging a campaign cha r
terized by great bitterness, agaJi
her husband, the minister of finan,
She fired at least three times, M. C
mette being wounded in the che 1
in the side and in the abdomen. t
While the editor was being tran
ported to the hospital, he said repea
'I have done my duty. I have don
Mlme. ('aillaux quietly submitted t
arrest and while employes in The Fi
garo offices were taking the pistol
from her hands, she said:
"Since there is no justice in this
country, I take upon myself an act of
justice. Take me where you will."
Mlme. Caillaux immediately was re
moved to a police station, where she
underwent a preliminary examination,
the substance of which was communi
cated to the press at her desire.
"I am sorry," she said, "for what
I was obliged to do. I had no inten
tion of killing M. Calmette. I desired
only to teach him a lesson."
t the oment of the attactkMi
the author. himself to
receive Mme. Caillaux.
DEMOCRATS ENDORSE HOOPER
Independent Faction of Party Disre
gard President Wilson's Suggestion.
WeRtern Newsp.pAr Union News Servlce.
Nashville, Tenn.-Disregarding the
suggestions of President Wilson, who
issued an appeal several days ago for
harmony in the Democratic party in
Tennessee. the State Executive Com
mittee of the 'independent" faction of
the party, in session here endorsed the
administration of Governor Ben R.
The committee issued calls for two
state conventions, both to meet on
April 22. The first convention will
nominate a candidate for judge of the
supreme court. The second will "take
such action as they may deem advis
able in regard to nominating candi
dates for governor and the railroad
commission." It was explained that
the idea of holding two conventions
is to have the nomination of supreme
judge made apart from a "turbulent
Several speakers characterized the
action of President Wilson as "ill-ad
vlsed," and declared that the presi
dent did not know conditions existing
in this state.
FEDERALS WIN A VICTORY
Part of Rebel Force 'Moving on Monte
rey Sustains a Disastrous Defeat.
Laredo, Tex.-Federal reports say
that Federals routed the rebels at the
canon of Bustamente with a loss of
500 killed, wounded and captured. It
is said that rebels fled, leaving a great
quantity of ammunition and supplies.
It is said the rebels were part of the
forces moving against Monterey. The
name of their commander is not given.
The Federals are taking the aggres
sive. General Quintana, with 1,200
men, is coming to take command at
Nuevo Laredo. General Guardiola's
force will soon attack Matamoras,
where the rebel garrison is said to
have been weakened in order to attack
"'Mother" Jones Free But Defiant.
Denver, Colo.-"I will go back to
Trinidad before the end of the week,"
declared "Mother" Mary Jonds, 82
years old, leader of the striking-coal
miners, who was released from Trialn
dad hospital, where she had been a
military prisoner since January 12.
"I fully expect to be returned to' prison
when I reach the strike zone, but no
governor nor president can make me
abandon my constitutional rights as a
citizen to go where I please," she said.
"I'11 not submitst to military deepotIrp."
TO QUIT OFFICE W
GOV. HALL REQUESTS THE RE
TIREMENT OF'BANK EXAM
INER W. L. YOUNG.
Western Newspaper Union News Srvlce. of
Shreveport.-The right of Gov. Hall in
to summarily remove State Bank Ex- he
aminer W. L. Young will be tested in le;
the courts: MIr. Young, whose resignsa I1
tion was demanded by the governor th
on the ground that his work has not ni
been satisfactory, declines to resign, lii
declaring that the charges of the gov- er
ernor are so vague that he cannot l(
reply to them intelligently, and fur- to
ther, that as his office is a constitu- nc
tional one, he can be removed only sI
upon the two-thirds vote of the Gen- hi
eral Assembly. In this view Speaker
L. E. Thomas and others concur. ht
Accompanying the order of re
moval, a statement was made in the L
executive department, partly as fol- to
"Mr. Young was appointed during a le
former adminiseration, and was re
tained in office, notwithstanding there
may have been strong political reasons
why he should be replaced. The em- a
ployees in the department were not
disturbed. The governor was not dis- tl
-posed to make changes unless the good
of the service seemed to him to re
quire. He had not sufficient informa
i. tion at the time to justify the conclu
3l Ion that the work of the department C
as not satisfactory. However, Mr.
Is oung then expressed, and has since
if eiterated, his willingness and pur- *
se to retire whenever the governor
Ithould deem it desirable.
8 "For some months complaints of the a
, nduct of the department had be- S
I. me so persistent as to render the I
sation embarrassing. Soon after I
It defalcation in the receivership of
. Teutonia Bank and Trust Com
d became public the governor had
on of more conferences with Mr.
o he complaints against I
,It was difficult for the governorI
to get definite and specific informa
ti as to the grounds for complaint.
Without reciting details, it may be
said that Mr. Young denied that there
was any just or reasonable foundation i
for such complaints."
On March 6 Gov. Hall receitved 1
from Mr. Young a letter in response to
his demand for the examiner's resig
nation. He reviewed the case at
length, said the charges of the gov- I
ernor were so vague that he could not
reply intelligently to them; that he
would not hesitate to reorganize his 1
e department if it could be shown where 1
any member had been guilty of mib
conduct and then concluded:
0 "You are reminded that mine is a
n constitutional office, like your own, I
i and the law provides a method for 1
e determining culpability or innocence I
e of such officers when accused of negli- 4
gence or violating a trust reposed in I
S"I respectfully question your right
Lt o call. for my resignation, and it is
not my intention to transmit same to
e you. If there is anything in my of
t fiial conduct which merits inquiry
and action by those clothed with au
e thority in law to consider and pass
upon the matter, I will cheerfully sub
- mit to their investigation, judgment
gand decision; but I will not submit to
the request of your excellency for my
resignation, and by so doing acknowl
edge myself guilty of faults which are
not mine and of offenses which I did
FAUNTLEROY'S RAPID RISE
e Few Years Ago Clerk in a Store Now 1
f Cellector of Internal Revenue.
t New Orleans.-A poor boy, who
s. clerked in a store, taught school, work
e ed his way through the Louisiana
e State University by serving as a wait
1. er in the mess hall, and then became
*. private secretary of Congressman Jo
0 seph E. Ransdell, studied law at odd
t times while in Washington and came
a back to Louisiana in 1911 to manage
*, the campaign of Mr. Ranadell is the
o brief and strenuous career of John S.
k Y. Fauntleroy, aged 28 years, who has
been nominated by President Wood
row Wilson for the post of collector
of internal revenue for the district of
Louisiana, at a salary of $4,500 per
He is now secretary of the Senate
I committee on public health and quar
. antine, of which Senator Ranadell 13
achairman. He will come to New Or
Sleans at once to asssume his new
Mr. Fountleroy was one of the 'two
Sboys" who managed the senatorial
a campaign of Ranadell so sucessfully
in their battle against Murphy J. Fos
ter in the recent state primary.
LEPER HOME PLANNED
WILL INCLUDE FIRE-FIGHTING
SYSTEM MANNED BY THE
:ce'Rtern New¶pnjri !'Wrina \',a r'' o,
New Orleans.-A model fire-fighting
system manned by the inmates is ono
of the features of a plan of general w.
improvement at the Louisiana leper
home, a few miles north of New Or- till
leans. Besides the fire apparatus, the itS
Board of Governors has decided, if al
the legislature ~ill appropriate the mi
money, to install a plant to furnish he
light and power in the colony and oir.to
crate a refrigeration system. Thel
board also expects to establish a sys- re
tem of sewerage disinfection to elimi
nate what chance there now is of cl
spreading the disease in the neighbor
The Louisiana colony, which has "E
heretofore attracted the attention of pt
scientists, is two miles from Carville, pt
La., and now is populated by 87 suf
ferers. The Board of Governors esti
mate that only about one-third of the i
lepers of Louisiana are afforded treat
ment at the colony. 1!
Work among the lepers is not much
more dangerous than caring for a like
number of tuberculosis sufferers, say it
physicians who are administerting to it
these at the Louisiana home.
FAILED TO ROB A BANK s
t Operations of Yeggmen Cause Great f,
Excitement at Robeline. P
Western Newspaper Union News 5orvle. 1
Robeline, La.--The operations of 1
yeggmen here have created consider- s
e able excitement. In one case the men a
secured a small amount of booty but
, In the other they were unsuccessful in t
r getting into the vault they attacked E
)f and because of that failure $5,000 was
d The first of the burglaries occurred
r. about 1:45 o'clock Wednesday morn
ing. The yeggmen entered the pow t
S.orrice etsi slti ; . t .e
st stamps and about forty dollars in
a- After their success at the postoffice
, the robbers forced one of the bank
ie windows of the Bank of Robeline
re and made an effort to dynamite the
,n safe of that institution. But in this
they failed. The explosive used prac
,d tically wrecked the office furniture
to and badly damaged the vault, but only
g. the front door of the safe was blown
t off. The money box was intact when
v- found. It contained about five thous
,t and dollars.
te Immediately after the last explosion,
Is three men were seen to emerge from
-e the rear of the bank, coming out of
the same window they had entered. t
They went some little distance and
a then disappeared. This circumstance
n, led to the arrest on suspicion three
r men who have been operating afIture
_e show not far from the bank. Three
ii- other parties were also taken on susu
in picion later in the day. 1
t BLOODY WINNFIELD AFFRAY
to Man Named Jordan, Acting as Peace.
maker is Fatally Wounded.
SWinnfield.-Albert Sholers was kill
ed, a man named Jordan was fatally
wounded and another named McCulle
t was shot through the shoulder in a
affray here. Jordan was acting as a
McCullen is said to have been shot I
by Sholers, who in turn was killed by
a man named Hudgens, a friend of
McCullen. The trouble originiated, it
is said, when McCullen and Hudgens
E were found in company with Sholers'(
wife. Sholers, armed with a shotgun.
wtook his wife home and was followed
by McCullen and pdgens, the shoot
ing taking place at Sholers' home.
SSholers was a son of former Police
k-Judge J. R. Sholers.
- INSURANCE COMPANY SOLD
Hibernia of Louisiana Merged Into
the Home of New York.
New Orleans.-Sale of the Hibernia
Insurance Company of Loulslans to
the Home Insurance Company of New
SYork was completed here. The Home
company takes over between $9,500,000
r and $10,000,000 of life insurance in
f Louisiana. The Hibernia was one of
r the oldest local insurance companies, I
being organized in 1871, and it has a
to capital of $200,000 and surplus of $283,.
S000. The book value of the stock was
Srated at $261 a share.
W Baptists Men Will Meet.
Alexandria.-There will be held In
SAlexandria April 7-9 the first session
of the Louisiana Men's Baptists Con
Y vention. It is especially urged that
every Baptist man who possibly ea 1
attend this meeting do so. I
RAILROAD COMMISSION PETITION
ED TO SET ASIDE NEW
SCHEDULE OF RATES.
W' . i rn N ewS aer ' nion NewS , Service.
Lafayette.--The traffic committee or
the Chamber of C'omnere instructed
its traffic manager, B. F. Martin, to
appear before the State Railroad ('Com
mission in New Orleans at a hearing
held March 10 and ask the commission
to set aside the new express rates,
which bwcame effective on Feb. 1, and
reestablish the old scale. Manager
Martin says that "the demand for the
change from the old uniform rates or
the commission, which were estab
lished in Louisiana in December, 1911,
never came from the general shipping
public of I.ouisiana, but from the ex
press companies themselves.
'The necessity for the change inso
far as the shipping public is concern
ed has never been made apparent, as
the old uniform mileage system which
was adopted by the commission in
1911 after a lengthy and complete
hearing, has proven universally satis
factory, few, if any, complaints hav
ing been registered by the shippers
in I~ouisiana since that time.
The milk of the cocoanut is this:
The Interstate Commerce Commission
said to the express companies: 'Re
duce your charges and make them uni
.t form,' or words to that effect. In com
plying with his order, a great loss of
revenue was experienced on interstate
business, which means a net loss un
lf less is could be made up from intra
r- state shipments, over which the Inter
n state Commerce Commission had no
it jurisdiction. Hence the necessity on
.n the part of the express companies of
id evolving a system that would meet
is the requirements of the Interstate
Commerce Commission in reduced
'd rates and at the same time allow them
n- to minimize their losses by asking the
ft rarto a railroad coman slons of eOach .
oadopt the same
in system for each state, which in effect
means that the Intrastate shipments
cc on interstate are helping to pay the
ik losses sustained on interstate ship.
ie ments. For instance the rate from
ie Lafayette, La., to Vicksburg, Miss., is
is reduced 40 per cent, while the rate
c- from Lafayette to New Orleans, La.,
re is increased 40 per cent. Both points
ly are exactly the same distance from
m "Great noises are heard as to the
.- enormous reductions in rates on pack.
ages weighing less than 50 pounds,
n, while no fuss whatever is made over
m the enormous advance in packages
of weighing over 50 pounds, neither is
d. mention made of the fact that our
id parcel post system can handle 90 per
:e cent of the 50-pound package business
'e within a radius of 150 miles at 25 per
re cent less than the express rates. But
oe on packages over 50 pounds they find
5' no competition, hence from the ex
press companies' point of view the
necessity of lowering rates on pack.
y ages up to 50 pounds and of raising
them over 50 pounds. Five days' bust.
ness of one express company covering
every package received in Lafayette
from points within the State of Louis.
iana for that period show a net in
crease over the receipts under old
a IDENTIFIES HER LOST SON
t Lad Held at Lafayette for Burglary
y Sought by Mother in North.
it Lafayette.-Sheriff ILocaste received
is a telegram from Mrs. W. 8. Wiener,
5' of Brooklyn, N. Y., confirming the
0. Identity of her son, Oscar, held here
d charged with burglarizing the home of
t- Dr. F. E. Girard. Weiner is about 2
sears old and has been here about
e two months. Recently he took a large
dose of strychnine, but was saved from
death by Dr. F. R. Tolson.
In his pocket was found a newspl.
per clipping in which his mother ad
Svertised for news of her lost son.
Sheriff Lacoste is certain of the boy's
identity, but is awaiting a photograph
to be absolutely sure. Owing to the
seriousness of the charge, Weiner will
have to stand trial here.
) Negro Agricultural School.
n Baton Rouge.-With about seventy
,f students and more than 200 negroes of
,, Baton Rouge and vicinity present,
*t Southern University, the state instltmo
,. tion for the agricultural and industrial
education of the negro, formerly open
ed its doors at its new site on Scott's
Bluff, north of Baton Rouge. Addresses
were made by Superintendent of Edu
n cation T. H. Harris and Prouf. B. C.
a Caldwell, secretary of the board of
. administrators of the institution, John
-t . Clark, the president of the institu
Stifon, was present with almost all of