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-eight Men Convicted and
o Acquitted in Govern.
ment Case.
Outgrowth of McNamara
In Los Angeles--Brief
History of Trials.
Jsewspaper Union News Service.
'lls. - The United States
t, with stern and decisive
took into its possession 38
labor olfficials convicted of con
of promoting explosions on
work througohut the land, t
in the destruction which '
t loss of life at Los Angeles, d
of carrying on a "reign of e
declared to be unparalleled in
of the country.
the entire executive staff of a
tonal Association of Bridge
ural Iron Workers was con
Only two officials of that ti
Mw remain out of Jail.
head of the list of those con
dands Frank M. Ryan, the
of this union, with 12,000 t
that John J. McNamara d
-treasurer, while he con
the dynamiting, out of which
convictions grew.
.glvictions, coming on a scale tr
ted in a federal court, were
of the killing of 21 per- e
be blowing up the Los An
linss building cn October 1,
McNamara and his brother, A]
i. the Times dynamiter, are
I- Calofrnia. de
prisoner was handcuffed al
after the courtroom was al
t spectators, and between
mseinals they were marched na
through the streets in a ge
- lter sunlight to the oounty sa
each visible to the
the bars, were various- teo
or cheerful. Some pr St
the jlw's verdict in let
while disappointment Hc
written across the conn- Tv
f ethers. Marshall Shmldt the
extra guards about the cil
t demonstrations by the co
S& JAil there was enacted a H• i
Joy played no part. It La
with the wives, sisters and Yo
the defendants. Jol
delivered in the sombre rin
is so brief a time struck Dei
ad then hysterical soo. ls;
the women, who, for MI
hoped for a different re- Wi
Of the women attempted H.
.er the railing which sepa- Chi
ssm that part of the room W11
#sesdants sat Arms ap- Sm
stretched forth. Mrs. net
Boston, fainted as she Da
husband led away. The Clm
Sthers began to cry, but sas
of the court weib inexor- Cit.
Prononeed. Ant
se h were given ibur Ha
men each were given Phi
rmu men each were given We
dsi men each were given phy
nme day, and six men, Er
Clark, Cincimnati, a Fre
who confessed, were al- R.
-berty on suspension sen- zer
ot those who received
left 33 who are
iMvoworth, where the w
- will be one year and land
1211, government ather be i
ams year after the Los fie
explosion, for the fhrt cred
the possidbility of fed- land
for illeal transporta- res
a so
1,12, federal grand jury gove
ts agalnst 54 labor but
ity ii
meet of the defendants was
the country arrested of dil
to Retain City. D
- The Conncll of Na
ben diseussinga the re- Ten.
plenipotentiaries at of Pa
understod the minis- an e
to instruct the Turk- mas
Propose reference of couni
Uh5 h have given rise with
to the ambassadorial frieni
.oelal circles, the be- bler
na agreement can be breat
pOltts except Adrian- the s
i eared will prove an his e
ble difficulty. sumi
- I--Sentencee that c- Ath
lb while he was de- hasb
led to the arrest inflici
Ifer, 28 years old, Kbyr
havirng attacked Miss engag
who recently died the Di
reived. were
ere ca
The members of the oludin
pnt the day qulet- were
the aompletion of state
oos New York to Jldieh
a mess to OGr- rloel
- -d
within a few hours by a telegraphic
October 1, trial begins exactly two
years after Los Angeles explosion, 50
defendants present; three discharged
by government; Ortie E. McManigal
pleads guilty, leaving 46 for trial.
October 3, jury secured, composed
mostly of farmers; government opens
and its case.
October 5, Herbert S. Hockin accus
ed by district attorney with having
been a spy within the ranks of the
dynamiters, and with having given in
formation to the prosecution.
'AL October 7, Edward Clark. Cincinnati,
pleads guilty to having blown up a
bridge at Dayton, Ohio, and accuses
liockin of having furnished the dyna
am mite: 45 defendants remain for trial.
N~ovember .9,-MeManigal begins re
lating his confession on the witness
stand; implicates iron workers' union
officials as having pointed out jobs
te r for him to blow up; names Hockin as
ie starting him in the business.
38 November 23, Hockin's bond in
on- creased, in default of which he Is com
on mitted to jail, after more testimony
eid, that he was employed by detectives
ich while an official of the union; court
les, denounces Hockin as "not to be trust
of ed by any one, day or night." Miss
in Clary Field, a writer, denounced by
;he district attorney as an "anarchist"
of for criticisms published in union mag
Ige azine: Olaf A. Tveitmoe, San Francis
on- co. a'defendant, also denounced by dis
Iat trict attorney for publishing "anarchis
tic" criticism of the trial.
Decembe,, 2, government concluded
the its case, after presenting 549 witnesses
whose testimony covers 25,000 pages;
four more defendants discharged by
the government, leaving 41 for trial;
Lr defense begins. Hockin resigns as
Do secretary-treasurer of the iron work
ers' unlon.
Chief prosecutor, United States Dis
ie trict Attorney Charles W. Miller.
ire (hief counsel for the defense, Unit
er- ed States Senator John W. Kern and a
Lu- William N. Harding.
1, Federal judge who conducted trial, e
er, Albere B. Anderson.
re Labor union of which most of the hi
defendants were members, Internation
ed al Association of Bridge and Structur C'
as al Iron Workers.
en Charges: Illegally transporting dy
ed namite and nitroglyce~ on passen
a ger trains, or conspiracy to do the er
ty same.
The defendants are: m
ae Frank M. Ryan, president of the In
tternational Association of Bridge and
SStructural Iron Workers; John T. But
in ler, Bufalo, vice president; Herbert H
it Hockin. former secretary; Olaf L
a- Tvietmoe, San Francisco, secretary of
It the California Building Trades Coun-.
te cil; Eugene A. Clancey, San Francis
to co; Phillip A. Cooley, New Orleans;
Michael J. Young, Beston; Frank J.
a Higgins, Boston; J. E. Munsey, Salt wi
it Lake City, Utah; Frank C. Webb, New de
4 York; Patrick F. Farswell, Ney York;
John H. Berry, St. Louis; Paul J. Mor- otn
' rin, St. Louis; Henry W. Legleitner,
k Denver; Charles N. Beam, Minneapo. u
e- lis; Herman G. Seiffert, Milwaukee;
r Michael J. Cunnane, Philadelphia; cel
s- Wm. E. Reddin, Milwaukee; Richard clu
d H. Houlihan, Chicago; James Cooney,
t- Chicago; James H. Coughlin, Chicago;
a William Shde, Chicago; Edward
- Smythe, Peoria, Ill.; Murray L Hen
t. nell, Springfield, Ill.; Daniel Buckley,
s Davenport. Iowa; Wm. C. Bernhardt,
a Cincinnati; Woltord Bert Brown, Kan- ArM
t as City, Mo.; Wi. J. McCain, Kansas
City, Mo.; Frank K. Painter, Omaha;
Peter J. Smith, Cleveland, 0; George We
Anderson, Cleveland, O; Michael J.
r Hannon, Scranton, Pa.; Edward E. the
a Phillips, Syracuse, N. Y.; Charles poo
a Wachmeister, Detroit; Frank J. Mur- wan
a phy, Detroit; Fred J. Mooney, Duluth; dur
Ernest G. W. Basey, Indianapolis; thai
SFred Sherman, Indianapolis; Hiram of 1
- R. Kline, Muancle, Ind., former organi- lea
zer for the United Brotherhood of and
Carpenters and Joiners. cot
Oklahomans Want Land. pn
Washington.-Settlers on a strip of T
land 12 miles long and half a mile ed I
wide, west of Marlow, Okla., have and
petitioned congress asking that they rate
be given the right of purchase at a o
fixed price of $5 an acre and be given i
credit for these improvements. The
land in question adjoins the Wood B
reserve in western Oklahoma and is the
a sort of "No Man's Land," which the tSl
government maintains is puble land,
but not subject to entry, as it in real.
ity is a part of the Wood rearve which cent
was left out on account of a question old
of discrepancy in the survey. ed
Dead Man Surpries Mourners.
Nashville, Tenn. - A Clarksville, W
Tenn., special says Richard Brindlay and
of Palmyra returned to his home after by t
an extraordinary experience. Christ- cong
mas day he visited in the adjoining the
county and while there was attacked rini
with colic and apparently died. While won
friends watched at night beside his the
bler they were startled by a deep Aldrl
breath from his bler, and approached pm
the supposed corpse. Brlndlay opened pla
his eyes and coughed. Relatives were o
summoned and found him sitting up. e
Athens.-A semi-offtticial statement
has been issued describing the damage Na
Infllcted on the Turkish battleship Nash
Kbyr-Ed-Dh Barbaromma in the recent wa'
engagement with the Greek fleet off entir
the Dardanelles. Ten of her 12 boilers ence
were perforated, while the coal bunk- foio'
ers caught fire. Eight of the crew, in- ess
Oluding the second mate in eommand, The I
were killed and 40 wounded. The of M
statement adds that the cruiser Med
idiLeh and two destroyes we pre
riossly damaged and that two peda nity
-s-- ares meuis
 . . ,
resident of the Railway Conductors es to invegate working cond
association: John B. Lennon, treas- tions and imp:ove the relations be. in
arer of the American Federation of tween labor &ad capital.
ý as
Dis- Witness Tells of Commissioner's Re
ply to Question.
Unit- -
and Westerr. Newspaper Union News Service.
New York.--"Are you sure of Beck
"I am not sure of any one at police
the headquarters."
tion- This is the question which former
ter Commissioner of Accounts Fosdick
told the Aldermanic Committee inves
dy- tigating the Police Department that he
sen- asked Police Commissioner Rhineland
the or Waldo early this year and the an
swer which he declared Mr. Waldo
,11- Former Police Lieutenant Becker
and referred to by Mr. Fosdick was re
Bt- cently convicted of the murder of
t Herman Rosenthal the tambler, add
A. is now confined in the death house at
r Sing 8ing prison. Becker headed the
r"strong arm" squad which raided
is many gambling Douses.
. Commissioner Waldo, who also was
J. witness before the committee, denied
at that he had hampered investigators
low who are probing the workings of his
lro department by withholding police rec
ords from them.
"Early in 1912," Fosdick declared in
his testimony, "we began to get large
ee; numbers of complaints in regard to a
lacertain police officer. He was in
d charge of a squad. It was said he
ey. was collecting money from gambling
houses and we found it hard to run
Sthe matter down.
an. Arkansas, Louisiana and Other South- t
as ern States snefitted. C
ia; - to
TO Western Newspaper Union News Service. 1
J New Orieans.-It was the big cut in o
g, the ocean rate from Boston to Liver- E
lea pool, combined with the fact that there b
or. was less demand for tonnage than a
;; during the rush weeks of the season d
Is; that led the ocean lines operating out
an of this port to reduce the New Or- el
ua. leans-Liverpool cotton rate three cents n
of and quote on the boards of the local g
cotton exchange 50 cents per 100 ui
pounds instead of 53 cents per 100 w
pounds. 21
of The Boston-Liverpool rate was shav- il
m ed down to 25 cents per 100 pounds,
r and this rate, combined with the rail cl
rate on cotton from Arkansas com- pt
mon points, made the through rate ef
m five and one-half cents cheaper than re
e via New Orleans. The rail rate to
Boston is 75 cents and combined with
the ocean rate of 25 cents made a to
Stal of $. wi
The rail rate to New Orleans from wi
Arkansas common points is 52 1-2 12
cents and this rate combined with the pa
a old 53cent ocean rate made a combin- $6
ed through rate of $1.05 1-2. mi
Legislative Work Planned. pl
Washington.-Between $235,000,000
and $350,000,000 will have to be raised
by the tariff legislation of the next
congress. This is the basis on which Bu
the ways and means committee is fig- do
Suring the amounts representing what na
s would have to be provided for upon pa
the elmlnation of the present Payne- thi
Aldrich tariff law. The committee me
plans to provide in the tariff revision in
plans whether the new congress pes
should deal with it schedule by sched- cel
ale or as a general bill. dui
eouthera Suffrage Conference.
Nashville, Tenn.-At a meeting of
Nashville's equal suffrage leaders it brc
was decided to invite workers of the the
entire South to meet here in confer- wa
ence January 8 and 9, immediately wk
following the state convention of Ten- kill
nessee suffragists January 6 and 7. Mr
The Southern conference is the idea gu
of Miss Sarah Lanrawell Elliott, state 500
president, and its purpose is to secure ags
unity tof purposeW and o-eoperation po
r-mmr S0ut suiragit
Re- Serious Charges Made Against Okla- I
homa Officer.
rice. Oklahoma City. Okla.-Giles W. Far- I,
eck- ri. state printer, was arrested on a
warrant in which he is charged with I
alice having forged the name of William It
Stryker of the Tulsa Democrat to a ii
mer slate warrant for $500. The informa- iI
ick tion on which the warrant was issued ii
ves- was filed by Attorney General West B
the Cruce, Parkinson recently examined W
mnd- and inspector. ei
an- Under the instructions of Governor (
ildo Cruce, Parkinson recently examinedj
the state printer's accounts and alleges w
ker that it will show a shortage of more t
re than $21,000 in illegal warrants issued le
of against the maintenance fund. The re- at
ad port- shows that the name of Stryker tl
)at is attached to two other warrants for ci
the $1,000 each, of which Stryker denies ra
led having issued. te
his President-Elect Pays Visit to Town
ecs Where He Was Born.
Staunton, Va. - Virginia welcomed
home last week Governor Woodrow
e Wilson, the eighth of her sons to be th
in chosen president of the United States.
he From the moment the president-elect a
In crossed the state line at Alexandria va
until he reached the little parsonage lat
here where he was born 56 years ago,
the reception given him was one of ing
great enthusiasm, noisy demonstration ag
and spectacular display.
Escorted by trogps of cavalry, mili
th- tary companies and a torchlight pro- cot
cession in which practically the whole the
town participated, Governor and Mrs. tea
e. Wilson motored through the streets era
in of Staunton to the home of the Rev.
mr" Da A. N. Frazier, pastor of the Pres
re byterlan church where the Rev. Jo
an seph R. Wilson, father of the prest- Lot
on dent-elect lived in 1856.
at With Mrs. Wilson, the president
) elect paused for a minute on the illu- we
its minated portico of the house and L
al greeted Dr. Frazier. The band struck con
00 up "Dixie." The governor turned and spe
00 waved his hat to the crowd and a er-s
spontaneous shout of welcome echoed a ti
v- in the winter air. beti
s. "It's fine to be back gain," ex- I
iii claimed the president.eleefas he step- teat
n- ped indoors. Suffering still from the to t
to effects of his cold, he retired to the that
tn room in which he was born to rest. try
to that
h Widow Confesses to Crime. met
o Macpgb Ga.'- Mrs. James King, H
widow of the Round Oak, Ga., planter Nor
l who was killed near here December nest
-2 12, has confessed that she offered to TJ
LO pay Nicholas Wilburn. a farm employe, to t
a $600 to kill her husband so that she farn
might marry Wilburn and obtain the ansi
$2,000 life insurance carried by the
'0 -
d American Leads Turks. has
:t Washington, D. C.-The "Admiral in tl
i Bucknam," who is mentioned in Lon- ury
- don dispatches as a retired American com
t naval officer, directing the naval cam.
i paign of the "Trks, is understood at men
the navy dc.lrtment to be a retired
e merchant skhipper whocse last service fis
a in this country was as one of the ex- the
s perts of the ('ramp ship building con- State
I- cern, specially chargedi with the con. obvii
duct of trial trips of the naval vessels. gove
First Aviation Damage Suit. -
f New York.-Tlhe first suit ever Ai
t brought here to recover damages for Folle
I the death of a passenger in an airship here
was filed in the supreme court by the ferrl
widow of Victor L. Mason, who was lare
killed in London, England, on May 13. AIr.
Mrs. Mason sued an accident and presi
guarantee company of London for $1,- the a
500 on a policy insuring her husband L
against death by violent means. The font
policy was issued by the defendant's i o
New York aLgets in 1506. t
la- Suit Filea in U. 8. Court. to Cause Die
solution of Boards.
IB- i West.-.-. Newspaper U'non News Srvie-r .
a .Memphis. Tenn.-Suit to en'oin; the
th I ise'nsippi River ('ommissivn and th-,
,m levee boards of various states border- c
a ing on the .Mississippi river from build
ma. ing and maintaining levees, was filed
ed in the lower federal court by Attorney
at Barnette E. Moses, simultaneously
ed with similar bills entered in the fed- I
eral courts of St. Louis, Helena, Ark.,
or ('larksdale, Miss., and New Orleans.
ed The bill asks a process of court I
es which, if granted, will do away with
re the river commission and the variollm I
)d levee boards. It contends that "h o0
e. action of the river commission al.(]
y the levee boards 'In maintaining a ti
)r chain of levees along the river has h
_s raised its flood tide to such an ex- tl
tent as to prove destructive to proper- If
ty along the banks. ft
N The suit is brought in the name of S
John F. Cubbins, representing the Ri- R
, parian Land Owners Association. si
which controls about 50,000 acres of to
land along the river In Tennessee, Ark- t
d ansa and Mississippi. m
It is contended that the action of B
e the river commission and the levee tb
. boards Is unconstitutional, since it con- to
t stitutes the wilful destruction of pri. bt
avat property without due process of bi
e law. cie
Levee boards of the state are all p1
t insolvent and unable to pay any dam
P ages that have or may again result
from floods, the bill contends.
It is contended that prior to the St
construction of the levee the lands of
the defendants were from three to
ten feet above the highest flood wat
ers of the river Co
Louisiana Educator and Congressman na
Elect a Honored Guest. 09!
Western Newspaper Union News Service. del
Little Rock, Ark.-Dr. J. B. Aswell, 00(
congressman elect dr Louislana in a '1
speech delivered here before the teach- 80,
era' association of Arkansas spoke of fro
a teacher's duty tn the movement for to
better rural conditions. 148
He said that the teachers should of
teach practical subjects in preference auc
to the classics. Mr. Aswell pointed out for
that the city depended on the coun- wo
try for sustenance and he pointed out ter
that many leaders were originally sta
men from the country. '1
He spoke of his recent travels In the of
Northwest and told of the progressive. mi
ness of the farmers in that section. add
The Loulsianan's doctrine of "on an
to the farm" instead of "back to the whi
farm" was highly pleasing to the Ark
ansas teachers.
Treasury Change Ordered. old,
Washington.-Secretary MacVeagh by
has ordered a revolutionary change a se
in the business methods of the Treass hea
ury Department in handling the in ryit
come and expenditures of the govern
ment, which is expected to lessen in tire
terference by the treasury with the had
fiscal operations of the country, ma wh
the government deposits in United ed I
States depositories more active and The
obviate the payment of exchange or tric
government checks. sho'
LaFollette Promises Support.
Mineapolls.-Senator Robert M. La M
Follette of Wisconsin in an address Eau
here before a church organization, re whi
ferring to President-elect Wilson, de drei
dlared while he had not supported she
Mr. Wilson In his candidacy for the
presidency he would support him in
the senate as long as Mr. Wilson ad
vocated progressive legislation. Mr A
LaFollette declared that if it wva
found aecessary to curb "big business' Tez
It coauld be done by government con pay
troi upon the physleal valuation basis 2
State Titlc to Part of Monticello
Farm Is Doubtful---Appeal
to Congress.
Authorities Seeking Basis for Trans
for of Old Penitentiary Grounds
to the City.
Western Newspaper tIniun News Servic,-.
Baton Rouge.-State authorities, es
pecially the members of the Board of
Control, are much perturbed by the
discovery that the commonwealth'
title to 310 acres of the best land in
the heart of Monticello plantation is
exceedingly cloudy, not to say nonex
istent. The real proprietor, in the
eyes of the I'nited States authorities,
is Uncle Sam. The discovery was
made during researches incident to
the negotiations for the quarter of a
million dollar loan authorized for the
Board of Control by the last general
assembly. In all probability a special
bill will be introduced in congress to
quiet the staee's title.
The flaw occurred because, many
ice- years ago, proprietors who had en
)or. tered the front land on what is now
on- Mlonticello plantation did not exercise
adi- their legal option upon the land im
be- mediately in the rear of the riparian
land. They interpreted their option
Sas real ownership, and In selling the
land sold not only that which they
had properly entered, but also that
on which they held the unexercised
Di portion. For while this land was sold
without warranty, and then with war
ranty, the recourse of the state is
ire against the sellers of it. The title of
the the United States is unshakable, be- .
cause prescription cannot operate
de against the federal government.
lied t
Isl. t
fed- Baton Rouge and State Officials Con- t
ferring Together. a
S. -- 0
)urt Western Newspaper t'nion News Servie.
vith Baton Rouge.-A price that puts with
oin in the city's reach the elearate-,- of thi
.y old penitentiar, walls from th, ih-art
ad t!U !he ;. anId Lite transformation of b
g a the eyeiore into a recreation ground n
has has been informally placed thereon by p
ex- the state authorities in a counter of- t
per- fer to the suggestions made in a con- .
ference with Governor Hall, Shelby p
of Sanders, of the board, told Mlyor cy
Ri. Roux that the Board of Control, con- U
on. sidering the proposal of the city, had
of tentatively agreed to take $30,000 and
-rk- twenty acres of land. The joint com
mittee representing the city and the a
of Board of Trade, which has called upon ki
see the governor, had discussed $25,000 e
on- to cover both land supplied and new
ri. building expense, with a note for the H
of balance never to be paid unless the r
city should fall to maintain a park is
all place.
- , wl
he State Will Realize Large Revenue
of From Mines, of
to of
at- Baton Rouge.-The Union Sulphur E
Company, of Calcasieu parish, will pay th
to the state as its first quarterly tax tri
on the products of the sulphur mine, ti
under the terms of the new act taxing v
an natural resources, a license of $10,- gut
099.12. According to this estimate, s0
the company will pay to the state, un- ne:
der the terms of Act 109, of 1912, $80, de
I, 000 a year. b
a The first quarter, aendlng September Cl
h- 80, covers only a month and a hallf
of from the date the act went Into efftect
r to the last of September, and, accord. NE
ipg to the sworn figures of the output
Id of the mines submitted to the state 3o
e auditor, the total product of the mine
It for this period was two million dollars'
Sworth of sulphur, which, under the W
't terms of the 1912 act, will yield the
7 state a revenue of $10,099.12. Ca
This tax will be paid to the sheriff hio
e of Calcasieu parish, and by him trans Ch
a mitted to the state auditor. It is in th
addition to the property tax, based on pol
a an assessment of ten million dollars, Bat
E which the company has also to pay.
Alexandria Man Electrocuted.
Alexandria.-A. H. Gray, 50 years ed
old, was electrocuted here last week
b by stepping on the iron doorstep at Y
ea saloon on Fourth street. During a tent
. heavy rain a large electric wire, car ed.
rying 2,3(0 volts, fell across the iron
roof of the bluilding, charging the en- co
tire ironwork with electricity. Gray ing
had been cautioned not to enter the ridd
building, but he paid no attention to beal
Swhat was aid. Just as his foot touch
ed the step he fell to the ground dead. han
SThe flesh was scarred by the elec- shol
:tricity, several Spots on the body will
showing burns. lish
Fireworks Cause Fatal Burn.
Morgan Clty.-Iena, the 8-year-old Ci
I aughter of Mr. an4 Mrs. Jacob Levy, cite
- while holding a sparkler Ignited her max
dress and was so badly burned that
she died.
Railroad Pays Taxes. offe
Alexandria.-Sheriff F. E. David reI sult
eelved a chsck for $17,458 from the sill
Texas and Pacific railway company in Hro
payment of the company's state, par r
i and school taxes. *
State News
eIIo Three Arrested for Burglary.
al Vadalia.-Three white 1m1n have
been arreslte.I at Waterproof in con
nection with the robtryv of the store
of I). 1I. Ione,. at 'alton, whlen $17;5
cash was secured.
Negro Killed by Train.
Abita Springs-- A negro namtd Lynn
(Chestnut awas killed 1by tI,30 Great
rans- Northern train going north at the
i mtotor car line crossing, hbtween1 this
place and Covin.tonl. . ý' engtineer
whistled, but the negro did not hear
the signal.
e, es- Many After Postmastership.
d of Kentwood.--ince the election of
the Woodrow Wilson applicants have been
ith's lobbing up for the pilace' now hteld by
d in Postmnastt rI L It. .i-on. No less than
n is a dozen have signiifi'edi their willing
mnex- tres to serve. There are three ladies
the among the1 list.
was To Organize Booster Club.
t to Pollock--'People of tIhis section of
of a Grant parish will form an association
the of "live ones." They have resolved to
.ejal get out of the old rut. They orlpose
cial to show the parish can produce its
s to own staples and ship to Northern peo
en- Many New Settlers Arriving'
now Kentwood.-During the past few
wcse weeks a large number of prospective
im- settlers have arrived from the North
rlan and large sales have resulted. A num
tion her who bought earlier in the season
the arrived with their families. Many new
hey buildings are being constructed near
that Bolivar. Demand for lumber is greater
sed than ever.
var- Governor Denies Rumor.
is Baton Rouge.-The report from Vi
of dalia that Governor Hall had asked
be. for the resignation of two members of
ate the Fifth District Levee Board was
positively denied by Governor Hall.
"There is nothing in the report," said
the govenor when questioned at the
executive mansion. "The situation on
the Fifth District Levee Board is en
;on- tirely satisfactory to me, and I have
not asked for the resignation of any
of the members."
Ith- To Push Perjury Cases.
I T.nl:e Charles.- Perjury to protect
-art part,.s accus ed of violating the prohi
of bition law,,or any otber law for 'at I _--
matter, promises to be costly to the
by perjured party in the future, according
of- to District Attorney Edwards. Mr. Ed.
on- wards took the first step to punish
lby perjury when he had Harry Edwards,
for colored, arraigned for testifying false.
on- ly.
ad Quarrel Ends In Killing.
m- Alexandria.-In an altercation over
he a trlial matter, Alfted Brewster was
0D killed by William Ober at the logging
O camp of the Alexandria Lumber Com
SW pany, in the pine woods north of Pine
he Hill. Ober came to this city and sur
he rendered to Sheriff David. Brewster
rk is from Georgia. The two men had
known each other only a few hours
when the shooting occurred.
Ball Denied Prisoner.
i Baton Rouge.-Judge H. F. Brunot,
of the district court, denied the motion
of the defense for ball in the case of
a, Edward W. Robertson, charged with
L1 the murder of Joe Young, whose first
a trial on this charge resulted in a mis.
,* trial, the jury standing 8 to 4 for con
viction. The motion for ball was ar
gued for the defense by Conrad Robert.
son. It was opposed by District Attor.
Sney Holeomb. Judge Brunot based his
, denial on the grounds that it was not
bailable, and that a mistrial did not
Sentitle a person indicted for murder
f to ball.
eBody Found Hanging to Telegraph
C Pole in Wind and Rain.
e Western Newspaper Unlon News Mervice.
Baton Rouge.-"'he body of Norm
Cadore, a negro, who murdered James
SNorman, a popular sugar planter of
Chambetlin, was found dangling In
the rain and wind from a telegraph
pole on the Texas and Pacific railroad
track, a shbort distance from the West
Baton Rouge jail at Port Allen in the
shadow of the courthouse and in sight
of tie state capitol.
The appeal to the supreme court fil
ed recently by James J. Bailey, attor
ney for Cadore, after the negro had
been found guilty of murder and sen.
tenced to be hanged, probably hasten.
ed the death of his client.
When Sheriff Parker went to the
courthouse he found the negro hang.
Sing from the telegraph pole, his body
Sriddled with bullets and his brains
Sbeaten out.
Whether Cadore was shot first and
h. anged afterwards, or hanged first and
shot afterwards, is a minor detail that
will probably be impossible to estab.
Ax Man 8tirs Negroes in Acadia.
I Crowley,-The negroes are again ex
cited by a rumor of the famous ax
rman's return, ready to do business.
Result of Jefferson Election.
Welsh.-The free-for-all election of
officers for Jefferson Davis parish re
suited as follows: Sheriff, J. F. 1u.
siller, Etton; representative, R. H.
Howell, Lake Arthur; clerk, J. RI.
Price, Lake Arthur; assessor, L L
Richardson. Jennin'p; eoroner, Dr. P.
8. Smith. Ettoa.

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