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THE MADISON JOURNAL.
ROUNTREE BROS., Publishers. TALLitLAII, MADISON PARISH, LOUISIANA, SATURI)AY .J AN' AIY 1 . 1913. mu mR-m Ii ii u in NEWS OF LOUISIANA Call Issued for Meeting of State Board of Liquidation to Meet This Week. TO HOLD EXAMINATION SOOIn Questions In Hands of Printer-Janu ary 30, 31 and February 1, Dates Set. ,Western Newspaper Union New .,ervice. . Baton Rouge.--Governor Hall has is Ise a call for a meeting of the State Board of Liquidation to be held in Baton Rouge this week for the pur pose of arranging for the issuance of $11,000,000 worth of bonds necessary for the refunding of the state debt, which becomes due January 1, 1914. The board met two months ago, dis. eaussed the question of refunding the debt, and appointed a committee head ed by State Treasurer Smith to get data in regard to the lithograph. -ag of the state bonds. These facts i.have been secured and will be pro M eted to the board. Arrangements will have to be made :bat for the printing of the bonds. The state will then have to adver ue the bonds for sale, and the state Ls determined upon an outright sale 'V the bonds rather than exchange. TSe proceeds of the sale of the new beads will, of course, be devoted ex -elusively to taking up the outstanding - d bonds, due within a year. The Board of Liquidation is eom p sed of Governor Hall, Secretary of .ate Hebert, State Auditor Capde 'sQe, State Treasurer Ledoux Smith, ,thimtesant Governor Barrett and b eaker Thomas. The state of Louisiana began the aw year (1913) with a small balance is the fiscal agency banks. The total in deposit by the state is only $849, ,.1.91, of which $400,000 is in the a esstry banks and $449,941.91 In the Sltms New Orleans banks. TEACHERS EXAMINATION bstglm In Hands of Printer-County ate s , Iaasing Points. Newspaper Union News Service. iemge.-The State Teachers' ii committee, through its *paldilrt, A. J. Caldwell, of Ham 4i, has announced the following -d io at the next regular and ,special Semmnathan for teachers of louisiana hae wish to secure a certificate to sh Inn the public schools: January "4 and 31 and Feruary 1, at each par p asat, under the supervision of the superintendent. The questions ae new with the printer, and the gen. e t nstructions will be forwarded tSo superintendents within the next days. This will be the second ex ilation held by this committee. The grade for the first examination hf· be sent out this :-eek. The com ste,' although slow in grading the ISm s in August, will examine these - sem with greater dispatch, as the ger terms and system for the hand N5 the papers have been gotton up. MINTER ACCIDENTALLY SHOT T thes Hold of Leaded Gun by Muzzle, Fat Slips and Gun is Discharged. Nel sppesr Unton News Service. latke Charles. - Norris Fereman, gid 15 yars, son of Henry Pbreman, SMms Bluffat, and a nephew of Al m . P. Moreman, of this ity, ao shot and killed himself hinting near his tather's home lMes Bluff. Preman was shot tin n5ht side mnd lived only an hour a haterlf IP accident. He his boat the river and gt learis the un in the boat. 8e a rabbit, he stepped back to the io get his gn, caught the weapon ba masle and was drawing it to lm when his foot slipped and emm~~er cau t on the side of the ga discharged the gun, the entering his sile. Many Dllarie In Taxes. Rougs--Btweem 2,500 and pall taxes were paid for 1912, to the seriffs aotlee. The balr paid at the sherifr office SI&00, and the total on the 1912 barg this moath w over $0,. The total city taxes paid to City Ricaud was #10,000, more la amount and anmbe than last The total city taxes paid for is ever $seW. .-Hog chaler is sti beang ma thrmers who have used the l reportl g success. The bar 1Sm to be respeonsible for the Sa Guard Changes. Rcgh-.Adjutant General Mob has sued the following order the promotions and resign. the Lauina National Guard the pmst month: Promotion- HReoace A. Knowles to be it Omanar y F, lirut Infatry; U tes t James C. Casserly, Gg Melsteaa, Battery A, Bat. ntr a Artillery. Rasirgn Usateasat Harry LI BOARD MEETING HELD East Louisiana Hospital Officials Pass on Several Matters. West-rn Newspaper Union News Serveice. Jackson, La.-A meeting of. the board of administrators of the., Eis' Louisiana Hospital for Insane was held here last week attended by Dr. J. W. Lea, vice president; Colonel J. W. Nicholson, of Baton Rouge; Julius Ad ler, of Wilson; H. W. White and "Max Sampson, of New Orleans, and A. J. Cammack, of New Iberia. Bids were opened for the contract to furnish the institution with beet for next year, and the contract was awarded to R. E. Thompson, of Wilson. The following banks were elected Sfiscal agents for next year: Whitney Central National Bank of New Or leans, the Bank of Baton Rouge and the Capital City Bank of Baton Rouge. The purchase of a new motor car to operate on the railroad from Jackson to McManus, which is owned by the hospital, was authorized. The purchase by the hospital of the plantation near McManus station, for merly owned by J. W. Taylor, has been consummated and the deeds to the property duly signed. The superintendent was authqrized to proceed at once to have the old Taylor home, which is one of the hand somest antebellum homes in this sec tion of the state, renovated and equipped with sanitary and other con veniences for occupation by the pa tients. It is intended to devote a large part of the plantation, which contains 1,000 acres, to raising truck for the Northern markets, and it is expected that suitable arrangements can be made to ship truck from McManus station. The building to accomodate the criminal insane, which was provided for by the. last Legislature, will be constructed on this property, and work on it will begin at once. I. A. Robbins, who has been holding the position of druggist and treasurer, resigned, and Charles. E. Gillum, of Jackson, was elected treasurer of the board in his place. NO ROOM FOR PATIENT) Insane Being 'Cred foe In Parish Jall at Baton Reage solasg e*9eM uouln zodewdsae, uJsiesa Baton Rouge.-While the East Baton Rouge parish jail has not been offtl cially turned into an tnsane asylum, it practicmlly ameunts to that, as the parish nbw has'In its keeping bight persons who have been interdicted and are ready for transportation to the asylums. So far the sheriffs office has been unable to get either the Jack son or the Pineville asylum to receive the Insane. Dr. Thomas and Dr. Pear son have both.advised that they .wrd crowded and did not have room for more patients. District Attorney Holeomb has ad dressed a letter to the two institutions requesting that they make provision to receive these patients, and has also addressed a letter to the police jury calling its attention to the matter. It costs the parish about $100 a month to keep these men, some of whom have been in the prison over six months. Fingers Blown Off. CruseL-While Joseph, the 11-yeasr old son of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Le Blanc, was playing with a blasting cap on the stove in their kitchen, he slap ped the cap off the stove with his right hand. It struck his left hand and ex ploded, blowing two of his fingers off and tearing open the palm of the hand. One of the flngers was found In the stove, the other was not located. Manalfeld Establishel Quarrantlne. M insfeld.- The local board of health has established a quarantine I agalinst HuaPter, 17 mles southwest of imansfield, because of the prevalence of meningitis at that place. All pas senger travel over the M. I and T. l R. ha been stopped, but freight and mall is being transerred. There has been ten eases and four deatis in that town and yieity. , Shot In Stomach. Paincourtville.-Joepwh Riviere, aged 15 years, returning from hunting with hia father, Francois Riviere, acciden tally shot himself last week. He was reloading one of the barels of an old time shotgun, when the other barrel went off, receiving the full load of shot in his stomach, causlng a dan gerouea woan& He is not expeted to live Would Bar Mexltan Labor. Shreveport.-The Shreveport Charn ber of Commerce has passed a resolu tioh authorizaing a telegrapic reaquest to Luisid a co.gressiouaal representa. ties to fapr an smendmaent of the 1 Dillingham-Barnett bill, now pending, which, if passeE anamended, would keep out of the United 8tatee the Mexiean labor, which is of tremeOn dous value to cotton growers, especial ly in 'exas. i Italian Allowed Bnd. Franklla--A preliminary trial yaI granted Tony Cavldo, who killed a negro named Clarenos Smith, who ran over and killed the young sister of Cavldo. Judge Milling admitted thei accused to $5,000 baiL The judge held no fury would brlng tin a greater ver- " diet aganst Csvido under the circum- I stances than manslaughter. The do cislon met with. uuversal approatL " Cavido's bad was signed 'by promi mant Italian lumum ,ai ew. • : · .. , , . S EN. JEFF DAVIS DIES SUDDENLY Without Warning Death Claims Former Arkansas Governor. III Ten Minutes. NEWS SHOCKS WHOLE NATION Doctor Enters Door in Time to See Panent Fall Dead-End Was Painless. Western Newspaper U'nlon News Service. Little Rock.-Senator Jeff Davis is dead. This was the news-that startled the capital city and Arkansas last week. Senator Davis was ill only a few minutes before the end came. While the Arkansas statesman had been un der the care of physicians for some Sthe no one thought that he was in such a serious condition. Senator Da vis had been taking a course of treat ment for excessive tat with which he has been troubled with of late and only a short time before his death he told his law partner in this city that he had lost in weight and was feeling much better in consequence. 1 While eating the evening meal on Thursday of last week, Mr. Davis com a plained of feeling ill and a physician was summoned but when he arrived he found Mr. Davis feeling much bet I ter and pronounced the illness as nothing serious. Mr. Davis and family retired early, not dreaming of the sudden end to come. Shortly after midnight Wallace Da vis. 24-year-old son of the senator heard his father call and going into his bedroom found his father sitting up in bed. When asked what the trou ble was he complained of feeling very sick. Wallace Davis immediately sum moned a doctor to attend his father. The physician responded immediately but as he entered the bed chamber the senator fell over dead. Death occurred at 12:35 a m. and only ten minutes after Wallace Davis heard his father call Death was ap parently painless. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lel.a, Carter Davis, to whbma he was married in December, 1911, at Ozark, Ark., and by his mother. Mrs. E. A. Davis, who is now 82 years old and who has been living with her son for several years past. He is also survived by eight chil dren by his first marriage, which took place 26 years ago, when Miss Ina McKenzie of Russellville, Ark., became his wife. These children are: Wal lace, aged 24, Bessie, Linah, Janie, Jeff Jr., Ina, Lucile and Lewis, the two last named being twins, aged 11 year. Four children by this marriage are dead. Besides these immediate rela tives, Senator Davis had a large num ber of relatives throughout the state. Sketch of Life. Senator Jeff Davis was born in Lit tie River county May 6, 1862. He was admitted to the bar in Pope coun:v at the age of 19 years. He was. elected prosecuting attorney of the Fifth Ju dicial district in 1892 and reelEdted in 1894. He was elected attorney general of the state in 1898. In 19Q1 he was elected governor of the state- nd re elected In 1903 and 1905, being the only governor of the state to serve three terms. On February 2t, 1907, he was elected to the United States Senate for the term beginning March 4, 1907. His term would have expired en March 4 of the present year. Senator Davis' death came as a shock to every one, many persons not realiszag that the senater was tn any way under the care of physicians. When the news of the death reach ed Washington great regret was ex pressed for the. loss of the sopilar statesman. -Ongress convened for only a few minutes Friday morning cut of respect for the deceased. The following senators were appointed to attend the funeral and represet con Clarke of Arukansas, Bryan of Florl da, Ashurst of Arsona, Martine of New Jersey, Curtis of Kansas, Clapp of Mn scota, O'Oorman of New York and Pomirene of Ohio. Speaker Clark named the following house committee to attend the funeral: Representatives Robinson, Goodwin, Macon, Craven, Floyd, Olditeld and Jacoway, of Ark ansus, Cullop of Indiana, Davenport of Oklahoma, Nelson of Wisconsin, Mill er of Minnesota, Greene of Vermont, Reese of Kansas and Kinkald of Ne breaks. When Governor Donaghey learned of the death of Mr. Davis he Imme diately issued the followling procla niatlon which caused all state busi anes to be suspended for the day: "Whereas, It has pleased Almighty DYNAMITERS ALLOWED BOND Judge Intimates That Commltal Wa Very Hasty. Western Newspaper Union News Service. C'hkaso.-Bonds aggregating $1,100, 000 mast be givenin the 32 of the 38 labor leaders, convicted of conspiracy to transport dynamite are to take ad. :vantage of the writ of supersedeas granto by the United States Circuit Court of Appeals in this ity. -U thg·Ot Uk·I God in His wisdom to remove from our midst Hon. Jeff l)avis, formni,-rl governor, and now U'nited States seu ator from this State; and, "Whereas, It is mteet and proper I hat we pay due respect to his enrt ory; now, "Therefore, I, George W. I)onaghey, governor of Arkansas, do hereby di rect that all state departments be clos RS ed for this day, and that all business in same be suspended as an evidence of respect for the memory of so promi r.(nt a citizen and statesman, one who has served the people of this state so long." State officals as a whole and with out exception expressed themselves as shocked and' grieved at the untime ly ending of th senator. All sent e their condole ' to the bereaved family. Governor George W. Donaghey made the following statement: "I am greatly grieved to learn ot i the death of our distinguished senator, and his family and friends have my ed sircere sympathy. Although his ene ist mies charged Senator Davis with a great many faults, yet no one can Mw deny that he has done a great deal of lie good for Arkansas " m- Political Tangle. ne As a result of the death of Senator in Davis a political question has arisen a- with many complex sides. Who will at- be the next senator? This is the he nd he tat on m an ed et as ily he io lto p m ry m er. tly SENATOR JEFF DAVIS. he question being asked 'everywhere. Many possibilities have already been ad suggested, among whom are- Q v. Geo ris W. Donaghey, Gov-Elect Joq. T. Rob LD- Inson, Attorney General Hal Norwood, Stepheq Brundidge and many others. n. It is within ths power of Gov. Dona u ghey to appoint a successor to the sena 'k. atorship but the appointee would have A. only a short time to serve as the con ad stitution of the United States provides or that an appointment is only good till the legislature of a state meets and il- elects a man or confirms the govern Dk cr's appointment. aa The question of selecting a success me or to Mr. Davis will be settled by the al- rext legislature in some manner pos le, sibly by a special election for the pur Fo pose. Mr. Davis' present term would '. have expired next March. He was re elected to another term at the last Ia- election, however, and his election was m- to have been confirmed at the coming L** session of the legislature. Mr. Davis was a unique figure In the it. Politics of Arkansas. His principle s support came from the country peo at ple of the state of whom his constant ad expression was that he was one. ru. While the departed senator had been in subjected to a great deal of criticism al by the-press of the countryr he was not t the man pictured by them. He was .e. straightforward in his manner and he stuck to his friends and made a prae ,e tice of working for the class he claim -, ed to represent, the farumers and poor es men of the state. Eh When Mr. Davis arst took his seat in c congres he created a sensation throughout the country by maknlag a a speech during the first term of his ot senatorship. This was breaking all previous..precedents for the senate. At uanother time he was called to ac h- count for an alleged expression said to x bas beeus made in regard to an Arkan-. sau land case which was before the U., S8. senate.. te Catsee Make PrOtest. - to Baton Rouge.-t wuld take a 1 n- terstate ommlsloa to settle the goes tlon put up to Govoeranor Hall b citi rl- ena of Webstar parish: letter to t Ibe goverhor says: "WeMbster parlMsh Shas voted a stock law, and the adjoi k ing county of Arkansas has no stock aw. The Arkansas cattle, unfettered s by a stock .law, roam over the Louls n, ana boundary and feed, while the k- louisiana cattle are kept behind Sfences." It, LAnsing, Mich.-His hearty approval - ef equal suffrage was declared by Gov. Woodbridge N. Parris in his in d augural address. He urged also va. e- llous progressive measures and con a- stitutional amendments providing for l- rtscall of executive, legislative and ad ministrative officers and the initiative yI and referendum. D ed was admitted by counsel for the de fendants to be a matter of doubt, but, Sthey expressed the belief that at leat some of It could be procured-enough to accomplish the liberation of Pres Cent Frank M. Ryuan and a few others until decision has been reached on an al-peal for the filing of which thi court allowed 60 days. SHe £ook occasion to intimate that it unndue haste was manifested ain Indiap olI in committig8 the dofetmant t i prMu. NEW ORDER C1OM G ELECTION OF OUR SENATORS BY THE PEOPLE DIRECT IS AL. MOST ASSURED. CHANGE GENERALLY FAVORED State Legislatures Are Expected to Ratify the Constitutional Amend ment-Provision for Federal Con trol Has Not Been Eliminated. By GEORGE CLINTON. Washington.-If the states of the Union, through their legislatures, do what it is expected they will do, it is virtually assured that every United States senator sworn into office two years from next March will present credentials which are direct gifts from the people. Ten years ago if it had been sug gested to the elders of the senate that t in little more than a decade the exist ing system of senatorial elections would be a thing of the past they would have said that such a thing was only a dream of the dreamers. It would have been too radical a proposi tion then to have been received with anything but smiles and some sneers from the conservatives of the day. The terms of thirty senators will ex pire March 3, 1915, and it is entirely probable that every one of their suc cessors will be elected under a new provision of the constitution which will give the people the right directly "to name their men." In a recent dispatch the possibilities in the case of the income tax amendment to the constitution were discussed. The amendment which provides that United States senators shall be di rectly elected by the people is in less danger of defeat than its companion tax amendment, although the latter probably will successfully travel the road to accomplishment. Last Spring-May 13, to be exact congress passed a joint resolution pro posing the amendment to the consti tution for the direct election of sena tors. Three days later the secretary of state received an embossed parch meat copy of the resolution. It was transmitted to the states of the Union for ratification. The legislatures of only two of the states have been in session sinn the action of congress on the amendment was taken. The leg Islatures of Massachusetts and Mon Sfan considered the resolution and ratified it. What Massachusetts and Montana have done it seems virtually certain the other states will do. No Opposition in Sight. In January, 1913, the legislatures of thirty-three states meet. This num ber includes Massachusetts and Mon tana, leaving thirty-one legislatures in session whose duty it will be to ratify or to reject the amendment which will put senatorial elections di rectly into the hands of the people. Thirty-six states must ratify before the amendment can take its place as an added paragraph to the great docu I meat If all the legislatures which meet in January sanction the amend meet it will be within three votes of the adoption stage. There is no rea l son to believe, in the litght of recent advanced letgislation, that the legisla ture of any state will withhold its ap proval. I1. by chance, objection should be raised in some of the more conserva tive comumonwealths there are still fifteen legislatures to meet in January, 1914, and no leader of any party in Washington seems to doubt for an in stant that by Feb. 1, 1914. thb consti tation of the United States fwill pro vide for a new way to elect members of the upper house. Federal Control to Continue. The Democatle party. through Its Ileadera congress. voiced a desire fo the direct choice of members of the upper house, but it wanted to give charge and supervision of the else tios into ihe hands of the states. This neither the Republicans nor the pro grMsive Reaubftcans in the senate wold stanud for. The house was Dem oratio, and for a long time the upper and lower house men were at logger heads on the form whlch the amend meet was to take, or rather on the question of striling out the "federal control provision." the majority in the senate insisted that the amendment should not change in any way the article prescribing fed oral authority over senatorial elec tlons. The Joint resolution, as the bouse passed it. gave the states abso late authority. There was a yeaur's delay before the Democratle majority in the house yielded, and so it is that the states today have an amendment before them which does not interfere in any way with the existing provision of the constitution giving the federal government the rights which it has had for yeara O'Gorman May Enter Cabinet. James A. O'Gorman, Junior sena tor from New York, is giving his attention to the matter of trust leg islation under the coming Demo cratic administration. No one knows definitely whether Mr. O'Gorman has been asked by Mr. Wilson to devtoe .lls attention to a study of a subject which i certalin to trouble his party. or whether the senator is at It of his own will, but the fact that he is directing his legal knowledge and his commok sense to the matter makes Washlngton believe that James A. O'Gorman uas the next attorney gen "ral of the United States is far from eing an Impossibility. The .New York senator said that here is an undeniable demand for amendments to the 8herman anti-trast ut ant 'xtlre.itist on Ithoe ubl " .' t I tlhhtion of thli ur,:it bui, . : tl( is of the couitry. Iit - :l : n lth i l (of the cl!l.'I," tl:t !1 ot l t ::t (.! tile" jtudge abItut hii ,. but Ihi \a1! Ther' e are it) nlocrlts n. ho sty t ali if .Mr. (it;ornian is ctrust d ith the Work of fra'iing am. hdatlias to the Sherman anti-trust lan' I,l:I;:tss lit' d not tremble ill its boots ovtr the' out come. The Iemocrats Who -ay this are men who think that Mr. UGor man belongs to the rtactilontry uele ment in his party, but thu-ru, have e been little perhaps in the judge 's r c o ord or in his speeches to prove that s the criticism is just. Tariff Not Really First. t In speaking of the forthcoming leg Islatlon under the new adminiistration the Democratic leaders in congress al ways put the tariff first in place and first in importance. When they talk privately about legislation it appears that few of them think that first place in real business importance belongs to the tariff. The tariff, in the minds of the Democrats, seems to have the first place in political importance only. The Democrats admit that the work of revising the tariff will not be as hard as the work of regulating the trusts, although generally they do not use the word regulating. Through a long series of years the methods of tariff revision have become well known. The attempts finally to settle the trust question all have failed, a fact which perhaps is equally true of the tariff, but at any rate so far as customs are concerned, the Demo crats know what they want to do, while they do not know definitely what they want to do with the trusts, and they know nothing at all as yet about how to do it. The trust legislation problem will be studied, not only by Mr. O'Gorman, but by other Democrats in the house and senate whose legal training is sup posed to make them fit for the work. There will be a hard winter and a hard spring in the chambers of the students of the problem of big busi ness. What to do and how to do it? s The Democratic party is anxious to a know if Mr. Wilson, Mr. O'Gorman and the rest can answer the quest lions. - May End Labor Disputes. f- Representatives of both capital and d labor, jedging from wat they have d said about the matter for publication, r seem to believe that the commission on industrial relations which has just been appointed by President Taft will f be able after lanvestigation and study to suggest some means for adjusting labor disputes in the future and poe e sibly for their avoidance altogether. D The commission which President t Taft appointed in accordance with an . act of congress is made up as follows: Senator George Sutherland, Utah; * George B. Chandler, Rock Hills, Con s necticut; Charles Simon Barrett, G Union City, Ga.; -rederick A. Delano, a of Chicago. president of the Wabash . railroad; Adolph Lewisohn, New York f city; P. C. Schwedtman, St. Louis; Austin B. Garretson. Va.; John B t Lennon. Bloomington, Ill.; and James O'Connell. Washington. D. C. It should not be understood that this commission is to give its entire time to the work of trying to And means to prevent future conflicts between cap 1 Ital and labor. It has been given au thority to go far afield in its inquiries a and if it should satisfactorily clean up the slate of difficulties which has bernt given it, it probably will go down into history as the greatest body of public Sbenefactors ever given official life. It is impossible that the commission can do all that it is told to try to do, but if it does one of the things committed to it for solution ttprobably will get something ef. a place in the history of the economics of the country. The commission will have the 00 operation of the department of com merce and labor and it is empowered Sto hold meetains -anywhere in the United States. Each member will Sdraw $10 a day as a salary and to this will be added the actual expenses while engaged in the work. Barrett Representa Farmers. I Labor conditions in agriculture form one of the specifc study duties of the I commissio. Charles Simon Barrett Sof Union City, Ga., is known as the president of the lPrmer.' Union. He - Is recognized as the representative of the farmers upon the commission. while the labor representatives are I expected to include in their duties the Sproper gathering of facts concerning the life of the agricultural laborers. John B. Lennon and James O'Con. nell are omcials of the American ped. eratlon of Labor. Austin B. GaOurretaon I of Iowa is the president of the Order of Railway Conductors. Thbis order is not aflllated with the American Fed eration of Labor. This is not the first industrial com Smission which has been appointed by a president of the United States. The most famous one, which was not call Sed an industrial commission, but was B one in the highest sense, was that Snamed by Theodore Roosevelt in 1902 Sto investigate the anthracite coal in Pennsylvantna. Every man on that commission was known to the coun B try at large. The members of the B present industrial commission are not B so well known as those of the anthra. - cite coal strike commission, but this Sby no me5as is held to war against a the chances of securing results. The commission is an able body and every t man selected for it is known in his r particular field as a hard and-conascle I tlons worhaker. . **4+++ , 4€4 4+++++ ÷-+44+++++4 State News .,.+++. ..+++++d++ ..++ t LOUiSIANA MINERAL REPORT State Rich in R(s:utces-Stands High as a Produ:in3 State. i. N. 'm - , ce. 4 1'.'.:"tiz t,,1. - '1 :, IUnii I d states I: n fnt 1-hu ! : ; L . ,eis; : i has I\:thi i thi p,)tt !t * y.;irs *com e tor-* 'al i I`,'r( *ti!'x,, a|S a Inlln 'rll ')ro* r du i !:g tao U1i ;1,e our and rock s:alt thte sates staxtnd. first in the' t'nion whio. iws oil Stdutilcti tn is a sour et. of gre.at wealth, In ullphur (nd rock salt the state cxrnt is as follows: "l)uring the last t, n years Louisiana Sh: anttained considerable promnin'nce Sat ai Iminhr:al Iprducin, stale. After 1- tih sensatiotinl strike of oil at iloau. d ucnt. Texas. in 1901, prospecting for k petroleunm was actively carried on ' :ast of Snhin, river in Iouisiana, re. e silting in the discovury and develop. r cent of several pools in the vicinity Sof .lennin;s. e "`inec that time productive areas e have been deceloped in many parts of the state and Louisiana now ranks k eighth among the states in the produe ' tion of petroleum. The ('addo district, e opened in '!';le, is the principal pro t ducer at the present time and of great' a es promise for the fututre. "According to the United States lGological Survey, the production of a petroleum in Loui-lana amounted to f 6.841.395 barrels, valued at $3.,574,06 in 1910, and to 10.720,420 barrels, vale Sedl at $5.,668.814, in 1911. In one re r, spect Louisiana stands prominently y first among the states. This is 'n the s, production of sulphur. In 1904. the it Fiench process for the recovery of suli plhur from beds lying under a heavy II cover of quicksand was put into uoU 1, cesful operation by the Union 3ul. e phur Company, at Sulphur City, about 12 miles west of Lake Charles, in Cal. . c.,sieu parish. Since that time aP a proximately 1,000,000 tons of refined 0 sulphur have been recovered. Prior i to this the only domestic source of ? sulphur in quantity in the United 0 Staees, was iron pyrites, from whlet I n sulphuric acid is made direct. Nearty ' all the sulphur used was imported from Sicily. "In addition to petroleum and s0b d plur Louisiana is an important pie, 0e ducer of rok salt, in which the -' s. also ranks first. In the total produe. n lion of salt, lpcluding that evaporated it from brine, Louisiana ranks sixth among the states. y "The value of all the minerals pie S duced in the state in 1911 was S1, s 710.858, an increase of $2,590,965 ovel 1910." t Baptist Paper Sold. Winnfileld.-The Baptist Chronlol, ' published at Alexandria, the official organ of the Baptist church in Louni) ana, has changed hands. Rev. E. 0 h Ware, for the past 17 years corrne k ponding secretary of the Baptist State Convention, and one of the best known i divines of north Louisiana, has pop a chased the paper and assumed edt toral control. e To Hold Road Conference. o Baton itouge.-A conference of core . mittees representing Baton Roueg a- Hammond and Covington in the Inter e eats of a perfect road from the state p capital to the ozone belt will be heold a in the offices of the Board of Trade o It Is a secob phase of the Sixth DIl e trlet good roads campaign launched at t the PFaquemine mass meeting somet B time ago. S Hearing In New Orleans. S New Orleans.-Senator William Al Sdea Smith, who is chalman of a sub committee of the Senate Committee em Foreign Relations, Inquiring into mat, Sters appertaining to the relations oel Sthebo United States with the Latla SAmerican countries, arrived nto New I Orleans to conduct a hearing at which Sseveral prominent members of the is , cal Latin-American colony are expeet cd to appear. B Lake Charles. - Simeon Ardol. e charged with the murder of Sosteae t Ortego, at Kinder, December 10, wes * given a preliminary hearing and 1e SIcased on $500 bond. * Marshall Advises National Leglslatlon, Chlcago.--Gov. Thomas R. Marshall e o* Indiana, vice president-elect of the U tlnited States, in reply to a request for aid in a local crusade against ga. Sbling, advocated national legislation against gambling and promised his aid in obtaining such laws. "It is too late , for me to chance my message to the general assembly of Indiana," he wrote to the leader in the anti-gambling wa here, "but I suggest that You bring the iratter before the incoming congreog of the United States. I shall be glsad t I 'nder you any assistance in stampll out gambling." 2 Would Stop Overflows. l Memphis. Tenn.-A proposition of t protecting the vast delta sections in A. Arkansas and Misissisippi front over e flow and to place the Interxsate I.evee st 4siociation on a sound blusine'-s-like a. r'oting, was brvught before 24 o' the is nost promisne Sl M~mphis b::s.neeU it ,n \hieic thp speak- - were COt E C. McD. Townsend, president of tao 7 i: is.ip.i I~:, r Commission, who Stold cf the gvi w.nui..ts werk and Salto of whlt mnight be done in futner tince of a guirantee protection to land