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SThe Caldwe l Watchman VOL. 29 ('OaU IB[A, LO)IISIANA, FRIDAIY, .JUNE 4, 1915 Nly GREATER DAYS FOR THE UNITED STATES CHIEF EXECUTIVE AVOIDS ANY REFERENCE TO PRESENT DAY PROBLEM. KEYNOTE STRUCK BY WILLIS Governor of Ohio Evokes Aoplatse When He Says Wilson Is Making Effort to Keep Out of Broils. Washington. - Eulogies of Amerl es's soldier and sailor dead were voiced here by President Wilson, Sec retary Bryan, Secretary Daniels and Covernor Willis of Ohio at Memorial Day exercises at Arlington National Cemetery. Large crow d; seized on every opportunity to show that the present international situation was up permost in their minds. President Wilson, cheered on his arrival and departure and during his address, carefully avoided any direct reference to problems facing the United States. He was enthusiastic ally applauded when he declared that "greater days lay before this nation than it ever before has seen, and the solemn consciousness of those who bear office in this time is that they must make their endeavor to embody in what they do and say the best things in the United States. Governor Willis evoked applause when he said: "The president of the United States is making a successful effort to keep us out of the broils of Europe" and added, "now is the time to keep cool, think carefully and stand by the president. He and his cabinet know vastly more of our delicate rela tions with European belligerents than the rest of us can possibly low; let us hold up his hands In the patriotic ercises and uttered an audible "Amen" at the conclusion of an invocation by Bishop Earl Cranston of Washington, who prayed that the United States might be led aright in the present crisis. Italy Declares Blockade. Rome.-The Italian government, believing Austria-Hungary is utilizing several ports on the Albanian coast for secret commissariat departments, declared a blockade against "that por tion of the Austro-Hungarian coast comprised between the Italian fron tier on the north to the Montenegrin boundary on the south. Spain Takes Over Teuton's Interests. London. - Tih Reuter's Telegram Company has received a dispatch frorm its correspondent at Madrid, who says the German and Austro-Hungarian representatives at the Italian court 1 and at the Vatican are leaving Rome, having entrusted the interests of their countries to the Spanish ambas sador in Rome. Pearl Buttons Threatened. Chicago.-Clams of the upper Mis sissippi and Missouri Rivers are de veloping a copyness that threatens the pearl button industry, hccording to button makers who addressed the Na tional Association of Garment Work ePs in convention here. Extra Session Not Considered. Washington. - President Wilson said he had not considered calling an extra session of congress in October. He remarked his mind had been occu pied with other matters and that there still was plenty of time to think about an extra session. Parcels Post Suspended. Washington. - The Italian postof fice department notified the United States of the suspension of parcel post between the two countries. Packages now in the mails will be returned to senders. Villa Loses 5,000 Men. El P~bo. - The Villa army, in as saulting and failing to take the Obre gon positions below Leon, lost more than 5,000 men, according to reliable advices. Hole in F4. Honouhlu--After discovery of a large hole in the side of the subma rine F-4, submerged since March 25 outside Honolulu harbor, attempts were made to remove from the ves sel the bodies of its crew of 21. The E hulk is now within 24 feet of the sutr face The Ethiope Sent to Bottom. Liverpool - The Elder Demputer line steamer UthioDe hae been torpe deed and suank. ··~·:B %A ( .4. I..: · ···· ( rt * \'. ::LI MASS GERI PLTN Miss~~~~~~: Geri pletn agtro Mrs. ydne Appeton f Wahingon, wa tuyngat nEuoe hn h wa broke. outanws blge t tranferher vor to this cuty Sh sen svea year .in Euope stdyn unde noted Euopa mas ~~~ ters t · SITUATION IN MEXICO IS GROWING WORSEI TIONS ARE FAST BECOMING INTOLERABLE. a et t Washington.-President Wilson. as re head of the American Red Cross is sued an appeal to the American peo ple to contribute money and supplies of food for the relief of starving Mex icans. At the same time this state ment was made public at the White bF House: th "When the president's appeal for 0o aid for the Mexicans was issued it P] was also stated at the executive of- 8' lice that a statement from the presi- P1 C dent on the present situalon in Mexi- er co might be expected within the next N few days." * Despite the refusal of White House officials to discuss the president's con templated statement, it was under- cr S stood it will be in the nature of a no- N, 1 tice that conditions in Mexico are fast ee t becoming intolerable. While it will is not give notice that the United States te intends to intervene immediately, it is A expected to serve as a warning to the so Mexican leaders that conditions must improve. Suspend Cotton Seed Shipments. Al New York.-All shipments of cotton m s seed oil, lubricating oils and grease pu to Holland from American ports have Ki been temporarily suspended by order of of the Netherland Overseas Trust, it ed was announced here. A speedy ad justment of the order of suspension is anticipated and shipments, it is thought, will be resumed within a few w days. he Shipping Notice Puzzles. hp Washington. - The United States has inquired of Great Britain through Ambassador Page to learn the mean ing of the British admiralty notice which specifies that neutral vessels 9 must obtain permission to take the north-about route around the British Isles for Scandinavian countries. D il Can Ship German Goods. bE Washington. - Great Britain noti fied the State Department that it had extended to June 15 the time within which German goods may be shipped lit to America from neutral ports. pro. ge vided they were purchased before ci March 1. cc Italy Denies Call. Washington.-At theItalian embassy here all official status was disclaimed ne for such a call to American citizens ad of Italian birth as was published in na New York. Embassy officials declar- m ed the Italian government could not ct and would not call on naturalized Americans to return to their native land and take up arms. Such citi zens, however, are free to go of their it, r own choice, unarmed and individually ca and in such a way as not to violate th the neutrality status. GREAT STRUGGLE FOR FRZEMYSL AUSTRO-GERMAN ARMIES MAK ING SUPREME EFFORT TO CUT OFF THE STRONGHOLD. EFFORT TO ENCIRCLE TOWN There Has Been Considerable Fight, ing Along the Yser Canal, But Claims Are Conflicting. London. - Around the great fort ress of Przemysl a mighty battle is still raging. The Austro-German wt armies are making a supreme effort to CO cut off the stronghold and free these armies for operations against Italy r and the allies in the west. ye Although great human sacrifices are being made, progress latterly has Al been extremely slow as the Russians J have had time to bring up large rein forcements. North of Pr, emysl the Russians ap pear to be more than holding their own, but to the southeast the Aus- CF trians and Germans claim further headway and now command with their artillery the railway between Przemysl and Grodek, which runs just south of the main line between Pr'emysl and Lemberg. From Lem, Ne )f berg the Russians draw a large por-. o n, tion of their reinforcements and sup. tei le plies. to 'he battle is still undecided and lh v. hopes run high in the allied camps me that the Russians can hold their lines s- until the advance of the Italians and the strengthening of the Anglo-French c armies compel the Germans to with draw part of their armies from Ga licia. In the west there has been consider- I able fighting along the Yser Canal, where the French report the occupa. .U of German trengben sa:t I rvliihtt~ of NeuVell, St. Vaast, where the French advanced about a quarter of a mile. The German official statement says Lo that after a ten-hour artillery attack nil east of the Yser Canal the allies were Ls repulsed. bri Wi A Billion Dollar Trade. wi San Francisco.-The United. States ha will have a favorable foreign trade :e balance of $1,000,000,000 at the end of ap this year, as against an unfavorable nil it one of ;55,000,000 last year, Dr. E. E. it Pratt, chief of the Bureau of Foreign PO f" and Domestic Commerce of the De- an 1. partment of Commerce told the bank- tel o ers of California, Oregon, Idaho and lat `t Nevada in joint convention here. sa asI e New South Wales Cotton. by 1- Washington. - An experimental r- crop of cotton planted at Mirnool, )- New South Wales, by an American it seettler, experienced in cotton growing, sir 11 I!s attracting more than ordinary in- t is terest, according to a report from toi is American Vice Consul E. V. Richard e son at Sydney. Greek King Improving. London. - A Reuter dispatch from Athens says considerable relief is n manifested by the newspapers and the tat c public over the improved condition of Nc e King Constantine, who, in the opinion r of the attending physicians, has pass- p It ed th edanger point all Electrocuted at Telephone. 5 Cranston.-Mrs. Arthur H. Noyes Swas accidentally electrocuted in her home when she picked up a tele phone receiver with one hand while ad holding the handle of an electrically de ' operiated vacuum cleaner in the other. In al Will Pay State's Debts. e Charleston. - At an all-night ses slon of the West Virginia legislature, ev e wnich is meeting in extraordinary h session, the general appropriation bill, which is expected to put the state's financial condition again on a sound basis, was passed by both houses. W i- tel Chased By Submarine. ' Queenstown. - The White Star th d liner Megantic, carrying many passen- r ' gers, from Liverpool to Montreal, was e chased by a submarine off the south coast of Ireland, but escapad. p Signals For Submarines. y Washington.--Consul-General Skin- Cl d ner at London cabled that the British 50 . admiralty has arranged a special sig- bY n nal to warn vessels that German sub- $21 F- marines are known to be in their vi t cinity. 0 Lassen Peak Active Again, 1- Redding. - Lassen Peak signalied r its first anniversary as an active vol- at Y cano by bursting into violent eruption ' the first time since the outbreak of on May 22. e REAR ADMIRAL DE ROBECK. Rear Admiral John M. de Robeck, who Succeeded Admiral Carden in command of the allied fleet attack ing the Dardanelles. has been in the ,rithih navy since he was thirteen yearb old. AMERICAN STEAMER £ IS HlT BY TORPEDO " r b CREW TOOK TO BOATS AND rT r STOOD BY THE STEAMER- 0 r SEA WAS CALM. a 1 8 1 Loadon.-The American steamer tl 'Nebleskan, Capt. Greene, from liver- U oolMol;May 24, for Delaware breakwa- C ter, was torpedoed by a submarine at b , pent 40 miles west-southwest of ti I lastxet, off the south coast of Ire- * s *andý a I Tim sea was calm at the time The tl Sre at once took to the boats and b toby the steamer. It was soon as- ti - red that the Nebraskan was not * ly damaged. She had been f forward and her foreholds were d I water. I, crey returned on bqard and got s w ijel tinder way. No lives were * a t Barry any passengers: t r foregoing information was re- a bel by the British admiralty in 0 . Lo , and it was at once commu- B r nlc to the American embassy. a a Immediately she was struck the Ne- I brajan began calling for help by wir*ss. Browhead received the wirdess communication from Crook- b have. 'lie torpedoing of the Nebraskan app-ently occured before 9 o'clock at E nigt. d Al foreign vessels leaving Liver pool recently have had their names andnationalities painted in large let- 0 tera on their sides and have flown lar flags. A message to the Lloyds a sayp an armed trawler went to the b assiatance of the Nebraskan and stood by her all night. a The German submarine campaign I is continuing actively. Dispatches froi Norway say the people of that coustry have been aroused by the C sinla last week of the Norwegian t sterner Minerva and the attempt to t tortedo the Iris, which went to her t assltance. The steamer Cromer, loaded with i passbngers, had a narrow escape while bound for Rotterdam. A sub- . marile fired a torpedo without warn ing, but missed by 15 yards. This at tack occurred four miles north of 9 North Hinder lightship. A message to the Star from Liver- a pool says that the name and nation- t ality of the Nebraskan were painted " in large letters on her sides. Baptisth Indorse Wilson. Los Angeles.-The Northern Bap tist convention at its closing session adopted resolutions endorsing Presi dent Wilson's stand for neutral rights in the European war; urging nation al Prohibition and federal statutes to govern divorce, and advocating strict enforcement of Sunday closing laws everywhere. Waterway Bill Wins. Springfie!d.-Gov. Dunne's water way bill for the construction of a wa- t terway connecting the Chicago drain age canal with the Illinois River andl thereby completing a direct water route between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico, was passed by the State Senate. It already had passed the House. $5,000 Blaze in Clayton. IHugo. - The business district of 4 Clayton, Okla., a town of 500 people, 4 50 miles north of here, was destroyed by fire with a loss estimated at , $25,000. More Flour For Belgians. Pittsburgh. - Mayors and burgesses of 28 towns in western Pennsylvania, u at a dinner pledged 127,250 sacks of £ flour, valued at $254,500, to be sent at I once to starving noncombatants in Belaum. Bill Authorizing Holding a Constitutional Convention Senate Bill No. 7, By Mr. Sundbery. AN ACT T1 Providing for the submission to the pr people of a proposition to hold a th convention at a designated time and be place, for the purpose of framing St and putting into effect a new consti- (1 tution: to fix the powers of said con- tv vention; to prescribe the qualifica- ('1 tions and compensation of and to A, provide for the nomination and ('( election of delegates thereto: tip Section 1. Be it enacted by th' pr General Assembly of the State of hl Louisiana, That there shall be sub- nE mitted to the duly qualified electors St of the State, at an election to be held c( on Tuesday, the thirty-first (31st) day g of August, 1915, for their approval or ('1 rejection, a proposition to hold a .l1 convention for the purpose of fram- In n Ing and putting into effect a new con- in stitution for the State, upon the fol- tIl lowing terms and conditions, to-wit at 1. The said convention shall con- w vene in the City of New Orleans on di the fourteenth (14th) day of Sep- at O tember, 1915. li 2. The said convention shall con- tl slst of eighty-five (85) delegates, to is be elected, one from each of the rep-; n D resentative districts of the Parish of a: Orleans, as now organized, one from to each of the other parishes of the ti State, and one additional delegate a: from each of those parishes, except c, the parish of Orleans, having one or ti r- more cities or towns of 'ten thousand m a. (10,000) population or more, as shown at by the last United States Census, and T of two from each Congressional District, Y e- and fifteen from the State at large, i each of which delegates shall possess a tc the qualifications prescribed for mem- tl id bership in the House of Representa- s1 s- tives. ti ot 3. The said convention shall have t m full power to frame and adopt, a new re constitution for the State, provided., however, that the said convention ot shall be and is hereby prohibited from re emetinga , ordatlg or framing any t ri ttId e or o ianos whereliy the beaded ladebtednese of the tate, or ae. of any parochial. municipal, levee or in other political subdivision thereof, LU- shall be impaired; or affecting in any way the present status of the follow Fa- ing: by (a) The outstanding bonds known he as baby bonds, including all baby k-. bonds fraudulently issued by any of. 0 ficial of the State. t4 n (b) Auditor's Warrants issued for e at school certificates of indebtedness un- tl der Act 126 of 1880. b r. (c) Certificates issued under Act S es 93 of 1880 for costs and tees due the b at- officers of the State. n · (d) Warrants drawn prior to 1880 ti ds and fundable but not funded into baby d he bonds. b d (e) Warrants drawn after January C of 1880 against 1878 and previous gn years. c es (f) Coupon No. 12. t at (g) Any other illegal but so-called a he obligation of the State; or whereby t1 n the existing constitutional provision t to to the effect that "the regulation of b er the sale of acloholic or spirituous li- t; quors is declared to be a police regu- E th lation, and the General Assembly may ti pe enact laws regulating their sale and C b. use," shall be affected, changed or P m. modified. t Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, etc., t of That on the date on which shall be a held the said election on the prop:s er osition to hold a convention, and at a . the same time, there shall be held v ed an election of delegates to the pro- e posed convention, apportioned as I1 above provided, and it a majority of t the votes cast be in favor of the said I: proposition, then the candidates who r shall receive a plurality of the votes c on cast at said election shall compose the c c- onvention. its Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, etc., L That the said election on the proposi- t to tion to hold the convention and for t ict delegates thereto shall be held under, t W5 and the result published and promul. c gated in accordance with, the laws of p the State, and all duly qualitied elec- f tors shall be qlualified to vote at the t er- said election in their respective elec- C V"- tion districts, provided that the pro in- mulgation of the result of the election nI to hold the convention and for dele- d ter gates thereto shall not be less than s ad five (5) days, nor more than ten (10) IL by days, after the election.' I ad Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, etc., f That all electors shall have the right I to vote upon the following: t (a) For a constitutional conven- a of tion under the terms of Act No. - e le, of the extraordinary session of 1915: c ed (b) Against a constitutional con- f at vention. I (c) For submission of the const!- f tution for ratification by the people s (d) Against submission. n es The majority of votes cast for or ( ia, against a convention and a majority f of of votes cast for or against submis- I at aslaon of the constitution shall prevail. ' Sec. 5. Ble it furtLer cnacted, etc., That the delegates chosen as herein a provided shall meet in convention in a the City of New Orleans at a place to I be designated by the Governor of th' State, on Tuesday, the fourteenth - (14th day of September, 1915, at twelve (12) o'clock noon; that the ('hif Justice or, in his absence, any o Associate Justice of the Supreme ( Court, shall attend the said conven tion at the openinc thereof and shall preside until a presiding olther shall f have been elected, but he shall have - no vote therein; that the Secretary of s State shall attend the opening of said 3 convention and call the roll of dele v gates; that before organization the r Chief Justice or presiding Associate a Justice, as the case may lie, shall ad - muinisted to each delegate the follow ing oath: "I hereby solemnly swear I. that I will support the constitution and laws of the United States; that I will well and faithfully perform all my I duties as a member of the convention, - and that I will observe and obey the limitations of authority contained in - the act under which this convention a Is assembled, so help me God;" that -; no delegate shall be qualified to act f as such unless and until he shall have n taken the said oath; and that after e the said oath has been administered e as aforesaid, the delegates shall pro ýt ceed to effect a permanent organiza r tior, and to elect such officers as they d may deem necessary. n Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, etc., That the delegates to the said con tvention shall receive five dollars, ($5.00) per diem, and five cents ($.05) a mile going to and returning from the place at which the convention shall sit; provided, that no compensa tion shall be allowed to delegates at ter (60) days. Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, etc., That the Governor shall make procla n mation giving notice of the election m to be held under this act at least thir 'hr ty (30) days before the fate of amid SSec. 8. Be It further enacted, ete.. That nomination of candidates for election as delegates to said conven tion may be made either by political parties or by nomination papers, as n hereinafter provided: y Nominations, by political parties, j. of candidates for election as delegates to said convention, to be elected from ir each Congressional District and from -. the State of Louisiana at large, must be made by a convention or by a .t State Congressional or State primary Le by such method and at such time, not later than Tuesday, the seven 0 teenth day of August, 19165. and un y der such rules as may be determined by the respective party State Central y Committees. is Nominations, by political parties, of candidates for election as delegates to said convention, to be elected from d any of the representative districts of y the Parish Qf Orleans or from any of n the other parishes of the State, shall )f be made only by party primary elec li. tin, ordered by the respective party u- Executive Committees of the respec .y tive parishes and held under the Id General Primary Election Law; pr provided, that the primary electior so held shall be held on Tuesday, the :., twenty-seventh. (27) day of July, 1915, ,e and that all declarations of mtention p. to become candidates for nomination at at such primary election shall be filed Id with the Chairman of the Parish Ex o- ecutive Committee of the reapective is political parties on or before Tuesday, of the twentieth (20) day of July. 1915; Id if at the first primary no candidate io shall receive a majority of the votes a cast then a second primary shall be e ordered to be held on the tenth (10) day of August, 1915, and shall be con , fined to the two candidates receiving ii the greatest number of votes cast at r the first primary. Provided further, r, that in the event there shall be only I- one candidate for nomination at such Df primary thus qualified, he shall, ipse c- facto, become the party nominee, and Io the Chairman of the Parish Executive c- Committee shall certify thereto. o- Nominations, by nomination pa in pers, of candidates for election as e- delegates to said convention, to be u election from the State of Lousleiana 1) large, shall be made as now provide by law for any officers to be vot ~ ., for by the electors of the State at it large; and nominations, by nomina tion papers, of candidates for election n- as delegates to said convention, to be - elected from any of the resresentative i: districts of the Parish of Orleans or n- from any other parish of the State, shall be made as now provided by law t!- for members of the House of Repre sentatives; provided, that the nomi nation papers of any candidates for l delegates to said convention shall be ty filed with the Secretary of State on s- or before the date of the primary as L herein fixed.