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aces..-Axe Being Freely Used. FEW BILLS PASSED lers Create Sensation by Robl -Ask People to Bt ehind Senate. seUnio Niews Serrtee. ouge.The past few days ased some warm scenes in legislature, most of which in committee meetings. g and unprecedented ac She part of the house was of that body signed rbin and sent it out over the g the people to get behind and force them to do their rerd to some laws now be l ,lature. .tesed the senate and brought warm replies from the sen he purpose of the round robin Mhoe was accomplished, how Sitbat it got the senate inter S'the dualoffice holding bill Daa= Tbill is the bill that both Sin the last election promised it elected. actiitY of the legislature con d of committee work than Mw- g else as the general body very few laws. The house active in this line, having Sa fatew measures, however, the been freely used as will be thelist of laws passed as comrn pith between 200 and 300 bills at this session. A list of Sbills passed follows: SByre--Contingent expenses. Tete--Regulating land con Tote-Eliminating land of Rnoter-Amending section Sstatutes. ., ggamuel-Requiring public erporations to pay twice a Sohnson-Publicity of cam SP0well--Creating the Par ~Ale, Beauregard and Jet ffer Mal out of Calcasieu. Il gamuel-Limiting charges of eling corporation stock. Ir. Henry-To establish game is Natchitoches parish. E Litton-Additional constable tf 8 1th ward, Sabine parish. .ir. Jones, of Jackson--Giving de., a lien on baggage. Mr. Fleary-Amending section statutes of 1870. , Reinhardt--To maintain cer in street cars. Norman-Prohibiting gam W rthinfe miles of Calvin pub Er. Locke-Defining and prohib dual office holding. ir., Marchand-Amending me 'lies act. I. Bryant-Monroe commission ir: Iotenot-Reducing the per vote for party standing. SiI iwards-Proposing a con amendment reopening the a clause." SByrne-Defining and punish 4nce" amen. r. Nix-Giving district judges of discretion in ordering pre i. Jons, of East Baton Rouge rent privileges. -i, Roberts--Amending act reg agls to supreme court. Kr. Powell--Prohibiting gam five miles of Vinton high ;t'lilaor selling. I aols--Amending act regu *sli public in Orleans par Samuel--Increasing salary Ns*e of Shreveport. LEroo--Levylng a tax on "iStaling less than two per hlCOhol; also weights and bill. BI No. 52, by Mr. Samuel for mortgages on lumber StcLk. Passed, 70 yeas, 18 Dil No. 105, by Mr. Clal tlthorize litigants who are Se My oost to litigate. Pass I nays. ill No. 113, by Mr. Ham porle the police juries to iPropriate money in aid of esoperatlive demonstration 96, 98 yeas, 0 nays. Dill No. 104, by Mr. Jones, of Rouge--Regulating the em Of convicts. Pased, 78 yeas, Dill No. 177, by Mr. Gener Iamend and re-enact act No. I n to regulate the criminal Abolish Inspector. SRaoul Sere voting for his U inspector's measure was rtnavorably by the house committee by a vote of D, It provides for the abolition tIO. The city delegation ! because two-thirds of the them go to the New Orleans 1pa, amounting to $10,000 - Increases Percentage. Imidment increasing the + those necessary to sign district court of the parish of Or leans. Passed, .9 yeas, 0 nays. House Bill No. 262, by Mr. Clayton, chatrma; of the committee. on paro chial affairs, substitute for house bill No. 46-To prohibit gambling within five miles of Calvin pdblic school. Passed, 76 yeas, 4 nays. People Asked to Protest. Protesting against the spirit dis played by and the action of the senate joint judiciary committee in reporting unfavorably the administration anti dual office-holding bill, and referring to the "slaughter of the adminstration recall measure," 32 members of the hpouse signed a sweeping "round robin" aimed at the senate and addressed it to the people of Louisiana to get be hind their senators with telegrams and letters demanding the passage of cer tain reform measures approved by the people in the recent election. Un precedented in their stand, the public declaration of the house members was the sensation of the capital. It has brought the Locke antidual office holding bill into the spotlight, and the leaders of the senate Esay it will be re committed to the committee with a reversal of action in sight following possibly minor amendments. Denouncing the house's round robin and the strictures of several members passed upon the senate, in handing out the statement to the public and naming a special committee of five to take official cognizance of the house's attack and report back what action should be taken, the senate proceded to what it asserted had al ways been its intentions, and that was to show its friendly support of the iadministration anti-dual office-holding ' bill. Appointment Confirmed. The senate in executive session, con firmed the appointment of Colonel C. Harrison Parker ar president of the I board of control of ae state peniten tiary by a vote of 33 to 7. Favorable to Commission Form. The general commission form of gov ernment bill for all cities in Louisiana, SNew Orleans excepted, came up be fore the house committee on municl pal corporations throughout the state. The bill was introduced by Frank E. Powell, of Calcasieu. The committee listened to a discus. sion of the bill b- Mr. Powell and to several gentlemen from Baton Rouge, who urged certain amendments. There was no disposition to fight against the bill as a matter of principle, and the net result was the appointment of a subcommittee ti draw up amend ments. In brief the bill applies to all cities over 5,000 population. Cities of 25, 000 shall have a mayor and four com missioners, and cities of 5,000 popu lation and upward shall have a mayor and two commissioners. The elec tions shall be nonpartisan, and a re call may be ordered on 33 per cent of the votes cast at the general election. Governor Has Game Measure. The administration game conserva tion bill is on Governor Hall's desk. It is not quite ready for introduction and will probably be run through a condencer before Representative Dun can Bule, of Raceland, who has been selected to handle the measure, intro duces it in the house. The bill as sub mitted to the governor, was prepared by J. W. Joffrlon, in conjunction with Ex-Governor Blanchard and Mr. Mc Ilhenny. It created a good deal of talk because of the jobs it provided and the wide range of-conservation which it injected into the provisions, most of which Governor Hall will eliminate. Some salient features will be: Three commissioners appointed by the governor, the president to be vers ed in hunting, one to be an authority on oysters and fish and a third post ed on minerals and forrestry. The president to receive $3,600 per year, and the commissioners to be allowed $20 per diem and actual traveling ex penses to attend one meeting every month of not over four days. The secretary -is to receive $1,200, the colmission to employ an assistant at $65, two stenographers, one at $85, and another at $65. Four conservation inspectors are to: receive not over $125 per month. A dog license is fixed at $1 for males and $1.50 for females. Hunting licenses are to remain as now-$1 for all residents, and $15 for nonresidents, and $10 for market hunt ers or trappers for profit. Would Amend Election Laws. The proposed revision of the pri mary election law, an administration measure, was given life In the house through Representative Delos R. Johnson, of Washington parish. As a general proposition, it pro poses three important changes in the existing law and only three: First-It makes a primary election mandatory upon the dominant party of the state, but does not force this provision on the minority political party, leaving it optional with them. Second-It prevents assistance in preparing a ballot unless the voter is physically disabled and unable to do so. This provision is aimed to coun teract the recent decision of the su preme court in New Orleans cases. Third-It takes all election contests out of the hands of the parish or state a petition to throw an offilcial in a recall election to 35 per cent of the total registered and qualified voters, the senate committee on elections and qualifications adopted a favorable re port on the measure. Segregation Bill Loses. After four weeks of intermittent 'ac tivity the liquor segregation bill of D. B. Samuel, of Shreveport, lost in the house, having finally come from the committee with an unfavorable report, after being recommitted several times and nursed through all possible legis committees and regulates them to the Jurisdiction of the courts. The disabilitly clause, which it Is intended will secure to the people of Louisiana the secrecy of the ballot, is regarded as the real feature of the proposed amended law. Committee Acts Favorably. The senate committee on health and quarantine has adopted a favorable report on the three senate bills by Dr. Lazaro. One measure created a nurses' board of examiners for the purpose of requiring all who practice the profes sion of trained nurse to hold a state license. An amendment was adopted providing that those who, practicing the profession of trained nurse now, who came with a certificate from five physicians, would be entitled to con tinue their work until January, 1913, when they would have to stand the ex amination. North Louisiana Wants Change. "What we want is to abolish the game wardens and the $1 hunting li censt,'' declared Representative Ed ward R. Loe, of Bienville, parish, "and to that end we want to repeal the act creating this game and fish commis sion. Then the fish or the game peo ple can organize their commission, on other lines. But we in the north of Louisiana want to get rid of the pres ent system." In line with this policy, Mr. Loe of fered a bill repealing the act and ab olishing the present game and fish commission. Docket is Cleared. The house committee on education, at a meeting cleared its docket. It reported without action the Mc Clanahan House b.ll No. 78, to pro vide for the election of parish super intendents by the direct vote of the people. Favorable action was taken on Johnson House bill 226 to prohibit sale of liquor within five miles of the Franklinton high school. Waters Are Receding. Baton Rouge.-Senators and repre sentatives returning here from over flowed parishes report the crevasse waters are slowly receding. In sec tions of some parishes, planting and laborers have been preyed in by van dals. Corn, oats and other feed and seed stuffs stored away high and dry from the floods, have been stolen. In some cases the losses from vandalism will be greater than the flood loss. Has New Game Measure. Senator George H. Clinton, of Ten sas, is considering introducing a game bill. The bill he has drafted provides that the closed season for deer, etc., shall be fixed definitely. The police juries of the several parishes shall have supervision. They may add to the closed season, or make certain modifications. They may provide for an annual hunter's license from parish residents, non residents, nonresidents of the state or unnaturalized citizens. The whole question of license is left to the dis cretion of the police juries. As this bill is not a revenue measure it may be introduced in the senate. Any bill, however, carrying a revenue must originate in the house. For that reason the general game bill which is all probability will be a rev enue measure, will be introduced in the house. Paupers Bill Advanced. After a hot argument, both pro and con, on the merits of the measure, the bill by Claiborne, of Pointe Coupee, permitting pauper litigants to go into court without advancing the costs was advanced, with amendments to third reading. To Stop Forced Confessions. Even in stronger shape than it was originally introduced, the senate by practically a unanimous vote passed the Williams bill, aimed at the al leged third degree methods of dis trict attorney of New Orleans. Sen ator Williams made an extended ar gument in favor of the measure. He held that the constitution of the state and of the United States protected a prisoner and Prohibited the courts from forcing him to go upon the stand and testify against himself, but that in this spirit provision was biolated. Favorable Report on Crew Bill. The full crew car bill got a favorable report out of the committee on ratl roads of the senate by a vote of 7 to 2. It was bitterly fought by the rall road trainmen, and after two hours' argument the committee went into ex ecutive session and voted the measure favorably. LEGISLATIVE NOTES. The house committee on game, fish an_ oysters met and took up the bills by Captain E. J. Reinhardt, of Or. leans, amending the acts of 1910 rela t•ve to the protection of salt water shrimp and also of salt water fish. The shrimp bill was discussed at length. The house committee on public health and quarantine passed favor ably on the senate bill by Mr. Barrow permitting the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners to increase the fee for examining applicants to prac tice medicine from $10 to $25, the cer tificate fee of $1 included. lative treatments. When it came up Mr. Samuel made a last stand for his measure, but it was doomed. May Settle Land Tangle. A conference took place here in the office of Colonel Isaac D. Walls, which may result in the adjustment of the suit of the state to recover Centenary college property al Jackson and the introduction into the legislature of a conchrrent resolution that will quiet the whole matter and allow the Bap tist association to purchase the beau. Stiful site at Jackson NEWS OF LOUISIANA University Wants $240,000 to Run It Two Years---Same Amount as Before. SUM SMALL IN COMPARISON Board Points Out the Appropriation Is Less Than Is Asked for in Smaller Colleges. Western New spaper Union News Servtne. Baton Rouge, La.-Two hundred and forty thousand dollars is asked for the I maintenance of the Louisiana State University for the next two years in the annual report of the board of su pervisors to the general assembly. The report is made up of the state. ments and recommendations made by the president and the faculty at the meeting of the board in May. The amount asked for the University proper is the same amount that was received during the last two years. The $40,000 is for the purchase of extra lands for the experiment station and the maintenance of the teachers' college to permit the acceptance of the Peabody fund appropriation of $40, 000 for a teachers' college building. The amount asked for will not per mit the erection of many buildings, it being explained in tne report that the request for appropriation was cut be. cause of the great loss from floods. Figures are given showing that the amount sought is much less than that given even smaller state universities and agricultural colleges in other states. It is shown that the Oregon Agricultural College received a grand total of $681,500 for the biennium 1911 1912, and that, in addition, the state has to support a separate state uni versity and four state normals. It is pointed out that Louisiana State Uni- i' versity is the only state university for which the legislature has to provide. The remarkable growth of the uni versity in the past 15 years is given in comparison of statistics for 1896 97 with those for 1911-12. The attend ance has increased from 220 to 1,437, almost sevenfold. There were 13 gradu ates in 1897, and 97 in 1912. In the 1i 37 years previous to and including 1897 there were 178 graduates; since that time, exclusive of 1912, there I were 529 graduates. The number of professors has increased from 19 to 70, and the number of buildings from 26 to 48. The entrance requirements have been raised from six units to 14 units. Forty-seven students are enrolled this year from other states and 69 1 from foreign countries, all paying ali tuition fee. The states represented i are Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachu setts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebras ka, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennslva nia, Tennessee and Virginia. There are students from Austria-Hungary, Canada, Canary Islands, China, Colom bia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eucador, Guate mala, Hawaii, Japan, Meuritus, Mexi co, Norway, Philippines, Panama, Peru, Porto Rico, Santo Domingo, 1 Scotland, St. Croix and Spain. WOMAN BENEFACTOR DEAD Miss Sophie B. Wright Passes Away, Many People Regret Her Death. Western Newspaper Union News Service. New Orleans. - Miss Sophie B. Wright, the best known and best be loved woman in the South, and mother of free night schools in this city; educator, writer, lecturer and leader in charity work as president of the King's Daughters and Sons of Louisi ana, and vice president of the inter national order, passed peacefully away at her residence, 1440 Camp street. Her funeral was held from the °First Presbyterian church at Lafayette Square, and the interment was in the Metairie cemetery, in the grave where lie the remains o' her mother and father. So active had Miss Wright been up to a few days ago that few were able to realize the sad news conveyed to them. Tax Tolls Greatly Reduced. Lake Charles.-The police jury of Calcasteu parish, as a board of review ers on assessments of Calcasleu, has returned its report, which shows that the assessment of the Union Sulphur Company has been reduced from $10, 000,000 to $2,500,000. This means a reduction in the rolls of the parish for 1912 from $38,036,950 to $30,612,309. Cattle Die From Charbon. Esterwood.-Reports from Prairie Hays have it that several head of cat tle and stock have died from charbon. On advice of veterinarians, John Wed enling burned the carcasses to pre vent a spread of the disease. At Church Point the disease is also prev alent. Provisions Shipped to 8ufferers. Baton Rouge.-Provisions were ship ped from Baton Rouge to St. John and St. Charles in answer to a call from the people in that parish affected by the Hymelia crevasse. The request was received by Governor Hall and turned over to the relief committee, which recommended to the govern ment office here tnat the rations be shipped immediately. Rations were also sent out recently to the Torras section to people that have returned to their old places. FEAR FURTHER DAMAGES Planters Fight to Save Farms From Inundation. Western Newrpaper U;.in News gervi~e. New Orleans.-A desperate fight Is being waged in LaFourche and adjoin. ing parishes to keep the flood waters of Hymelia crevasse from inundating several valuable sugar plantations, the flooding of which will increase property loss by thousands. Several plantation owners have given up the contest as hopeless and are taking their losses philosophically. Live stock by the hundreds isolated in Le Fourche parish, are almost certain to die of starvation. The plight of small animals is dis tressing. Hordes of rabbits can he seen on almost any exposed knoll. Muskrats, the enemies of the levee builder, have been forced from their burrows and trees and bushes are fair ly alive with rattlesnakes and other reptiles. Ask Pay for Militia. Baton Rouge.-At a meeting of the central relief committee a communi cation was received from the adjutant general asking that the committee reimburse the department for the money expended in paying the militia for services rendered in guarding at the refugee camps, which was taken from the fund allotted for field serv ice. The committee decided to lay the matter over until the legislature appropriates the $50,000 asked for the relief work. It takes the stand that it has no right to use the money sub scribed for relief work to pay the militia. Asks Jail to Be Inspected. Baton Rouge.-Sheriff T. A. Wom ack, at Baton Rouge, has requested Dr. Dowling to conduct a complete Iinvestigation of the jail and to dis close the conditions therein. The sheriff says general sanitary condi tions there are sufficient for an early inspection. From a matter of public safety the sheriff invites the doctor to make a rigid inspection and con demn if necessary. Territory in Danger of Flood. Baton Rouge.-A message was re ceived at the army relief headquarters from Lieutenant Edwards, stating that the whole surrounding Bayou Lafourche is in danger of being overflowed from the waters of Hymelia crevasse, cov ering some of the finest cane land in the state. It is feared also that the section directly south of New Orleans will be affected by the water. Student Medal Awarded. Baton Rouge.-The medal commit tee of the Louisiana State University announced that it had awarded the alumni medal, offered to the student in the military department pursuing a regular course of study whose general average in study and deportment is highest, to Ralph E. Lewis, of Ester. wood, Acadia parish. To Bridge Mississippi River. Baton Rouge.-An act of incorpora tion was filed here for the formation of a $1,000,000 bridge and terminal company, to build a bridge across the Mississippi river at this point. Trans continental railroads are said to be back of the project. Negro Takes Long Swing. New Orleans.-Reuben Wicks, a negro, 30 years old, fell into lake Pontchartrain from a steamer, near Mandeville, and decided to swim the 21 miles across the lake at West End. "I just wanted to show folks I could swim," Wicks said. He received no assistance, as there were no ves sels in sight. Goudeau. -The first cotton blooms of the season are appearlng. The crop promises to be fair. Baton Rouge.--'rom this distribut ing headquarters seens are being ship ped to the flood area as quickly as the waters permit any work to be done. Request for Land Information. Baton Rouge.-A request for infor mation regarding the possiblities of purchasing two cotton plantations, one of 100,000 acres and another of 75,000, has been received by the department of agriculture from H. J. Hopkins, of Buffalo, N. Y. It is believed that the proposed purchaser is proposing to es tablish a colony in tae cotton section of the state. Consider Revenue Matter. Alexandria.--The City Board of Al dermen held a meeting pursuant to a special call by Mayor T. C. Whead on for the purpose of considering and recommending to the Legislature the passage of an act to authorize cities to fund into certificates of indebted ness not more than two mills of their general revenue tax to be devoted to the payment of their floating indebt edness, to consider the matter and take action in Qh its details, and to pass all resolutions necessary in the premises. New Sheriff 8worn in. New Roads.-Hon. Lamartine Bou anchaud, elected sheriff of Pointe Cou pee at the last election, was sworn in and immediately undertook the work of his office. Planters Having Hard Fight. Labadieville.-Planters in this sec tion are having a hard first at Forty Acres holding back the water from Hymella crevasse. Back in Bayou Seque several houses have floated from their foundations. CARNARVON CASTLE'S FUTURE Historio Welsh Fortress May Be En. tirely Restored to Grandeur by Office of Workd. Wales.--Since the investiture of the prince of Wales in Carnarvon castle the question has often been asked, by Welsh and English alike: What is to be the future of that historic building? This is a matter not only for the peo ple of Carnarvon but for the people of Wales as a whole, and it also, one may suggest, touches the throne, for the magnificent ceremony of last July brought the king and queen and the prince of Wales into closer touch with the Welsh. Many suggestions as to the future of the castle are afloat. In local circle it is now stated to be certain that the office of works is con templating further extensive altera tions at the castle, and that the schemes are of so comprehensive a character that many years will be re quired to complete them. On the other hand, the Carnarvon town coun cil have submitted a plan involving among other things the re-erection of the old banqueting hall inside the cas Old Towers of Carnarvon. tie, on the site of which was erected in 1894 the Royal pavilion, where was held the luncheon attended by King Edward and Queen Alexandra, then prince and princess of Wales, on the occasion of their visit to the National Eisteddfod in the town. It is doubtful, indeed, if either of these scheme will be carried out. Great structual alterations to historic buildings are against the spirit of the age, which in regard to them seeks rather to preserve than to restore. Carnarvon castle in the past has suf fered much from well-meant but mis guided efforts in this direction, found ed mainly on ignorance of the real history of the edifice. The delusion. slain many times, still persists that Edward II., the first prince of Wales, was born in the castle, regardless of the tact that the Eagle tower, 'where the interesting event is supposed to have taken place, was not roofed in until he had been nine years on the throne. Little anachronisms of this kind have counted nothing to the thousands of tourists who have been conducted through dark corridors to the passage chamber in the Eagle tower and look ed on the gayly painted window with the prince of Wales' feathers depicted thereon. Could any further, proof be needed? In the last halt century bat tlements and other pieces were added to the walls, but in few cases were they in keeping with the castle as it originally appeared. Competent au thorities of today look with misgiv ing on these restorations-restora tions carried out in York stone and not local stone-and wonder why bat tlements were erected where no bat tlements had ever been in the fighting days of the old fortress, and whether it would not now be advisable to re move them. Perhaps this task will recommend itself to the notion of Mr. Trowbridge of the office of works, who had charge of the structural alterations preceding the investiture, and is even now in charge at Carnarvon, where he has taken a house on a long lease. The town council scheme of rebuilding the banqueting hall is hardly to get furth er than the paper on which it is planned, for antiquaries are still in doubt as to many of the main features of the apartment. A representative of the Morning Post, on application at the office of works, was informed that at present the only work in progress was that necessary to keep the castle in proper repair, but the question has yet to be answered whether the old fortress, which may have been starved into sur render, but was never vanquished by. force of arms, shall remain as it left the hands of modern masons, or ap proach a little nearer to the design of the genius who originall built it. CAMP TO ESCAPE DISEASE Two Cases In Norwich University Drive All to Tents During Quarantine. Northfielt, Vt.-As a result of the appearance at Norwich university, s military Institution, of two cases of smallpox, every person connected with the university spent the night under canvas recently, tents having been shipped here from the state arsenal at Montpelier. The cadet corps vacated their quarters, as did the olfficers and Laculty, that the buildings might be fumigated. The baseball and polo teams, which had been away from home, have re turned, and the commandant of the university, Captain Tompkins and D, Whitney, the physical director, hastened here from West Point. It is hoped by these measures to keep every man who may have been ex posed in the camp until the quarantine is raised.