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THE MADISON JOURNAL.
.0agIunREE BROS., Publiiher M TALLULAlH, MADISON PARISH, LOUISIANA, SATI AY, SEPTEMBE 13, 913 NE IE I. I NO 4. ot Springs Loss $2,250,000 With 2.500 People Homeless itia Sent to Guard 200 Acres of Burned Property Speed of the Arkansas Actuarial Bureau Gives Out First Authentic Figures of the Extent of Big Disaster. STARTED IN NEGRO SHACK SPREAD TO MANUFACTUR ING DISTRICT AND BEST RESIDEN TIAL SECTION-CITIZENS MEET AND SELECT OFFICIAL RELIEF COMMITTEE. UIttle Rock.-According to a ment issued by J. 8. Speed, r o the Arkansas Actuarial the total number of build burned in the Hot 8prings fire 518, of which 83 were brick. veneer and 423 were frame. rta e( 32 1-2 blocks were burned, a property loss of $2,250,000, to the actuary's report. issurance loss is placed at S1, . This report also places the for the rapid spread of the at poor construction, Inefficient system, poor fire-fighting t as compared with stand recommendations, and the fact the winds were treacherous, ewuspai r Uno. News servtre. Springs.-Latest figures and es of the losses suffered by Hot place the damage at about $ ~ with insurance estimated at half that amount. burned district of the city cov )W acres and Included the manu district and the best res in the city. 2,500 people were homeless by the fire and these beaig takes care of tomporarily $ecal hotels and residences that 1 1 MAP OF THE BURNED DISTRICT. 1-Electric Light and Water Co. 2-Moody Hotel. 3-Central High School. 4-Plunkett-Jarrell Crocery Co. 5-Garland County Court House. 6--Park Hotel 7-Hon. W. H. Martin's residence. 8-Ozark Sanitarium. 9-First M. E. Church. South. 10-Cumberland Presbyterian Church. 11 • - -- . Gilbert Lee's residence. 12-Iron Mountain station. 13-Hon. George R. Beldin's residence. 15-Dr. J. S. Horner's residence. Seaped destruction from the flames. c Prom all over the United States aid Il :. being sent the relief committee or- n g mIed by the local business men. tl Two companies of the Arkansas ' State Guard are on police duty In the a .Ity and everything is as orderly as le be under existing conditions. c i' The city is in "_srkness except where r ga Is used or private electric plants "W in11 use. The city is without elec- E trte street car service the only trans- r I+ SItation belng small electric cars t Sg.lled by teams of horses and mules. I The people of Hot Springs have awakened from their daze and are I 15,000 Jape Demand War. I Tokyo.-The assassination of Morti- t SW Abe, director of the political bu- t eau of the Japanese foreign office, t @ isflammed the masses, and a dra !atse chapter in the history of the 'tg Japan was written. Fifteen thous Spersons gathered In mass meet L. in Hiblya Park. calling for mili h~ey action against China. A majority 4 M booe marched to the (oreign office .i@ elamored lor admission. They 5 the 4Mapteh of troop to Stabs e easres as were beginning to rebuild their homes and places of business. Already activity can be seen in the burned district, rubish being hauled off and new foun dations laid for new and better build ings. At a mass meeting of the ctitzens and business men the official Relief Committee was named with the mav or, all 12 members of the city council and the Executive Committee of the Business Men's League. This commit tee was organized with Hamp Wil liams, president of the Business Men's League, as chairman; John Barrett, secretary, and Martin A. Eisele, form er superintendent of the government reservation, as treasurer and custo dian of the relief funds. Word was flashed by wire throughout the civiliz . ed world that "donations would be t received, and that all such communi cation be directed to Colonel Eisele." it Gov. Hays and Mayor Taylor of Lit tle Rock offered the aid of the state v. and capital city to the stricken city o- of Hot Springs, which was acepted by ý. the citizens. Gov. Hays ordered com panies A and B of the first regiment 1e of the Arkansas National Guard to Hot ly Springs to police the city until condi it tions were again normal. Mayor Tay lor called a mass meeting in Little Rock Sunday to consider ways and means to aid the stricken city. Both the Iron Mountain and Rock Island railroads have offered their lines to assist in every way possible. At the mass meeting of Little Rock citizens committees were appointed to raise funds for the relief of Hot Springs fire sufferers. Mayor Chas. E. Taylor was made ebitrmlS of the relief committee, Geo. R. Brown, secre i tary, and Geo. Thornburgh, treasurer. Subscriptions to the amount of $1,200 were secured. Little Rock expects to ; raise $5,000. necessary to obtain satisfaction for the killing of Japanese at Nanking, and, failing this, the resignation of the minister of foreign affairs, Baron º Nokuako Makino. Engineer Stuck to Post. t- Hot Springs.-lt was learned that it i- was due to the heroism of S. R. W. y Clark, engineer at the city's electrical e plant, directly in the path at the y flames, that there was a supply of i water with whih to fight the the. ' Clerk, a tp whee the tre ltartu1 A cash donation of $1,000 for those! g rendered Jestitute in the Hot Springs ti fire together with an offer of any b other assistance requested was made a by telegraph by the American Red n ('ross Society. Governor George W. p Hays received notice of the donation p in a message received from Ernest P. d Nickell, national director of the or-I gagization at Washington, D. C. c Story of the Fire. The fire is said to have started in a negro shack and because of a delay in turning :n a fire alarm the fire had C assumed big proportions when the fire department reached the scene. Be cause nf the long dry spell the sur rounding wood structures and shacks were dry as tinder and the flames soon t spread beyond the control of the fire men. A strong wind was blowing and I soon the alames were spreading to the south. After 10 lours the fire had burned d its was practically to the foot of West y mountain, sweeping a district seven to 10 blocks in width, from Hot Springs mountain on the east of West moun tain, a distance of a mile and half. Human ingenuity and modern fire apparatus availed nothing against the ° resistless force of the flames, fanned 'f by a shifting gale which carried it first in one direction and then in an 11 other, threatening the entire city at 1e times. t' Hot Springs views in quiet awe such a scene of desolation as it never wit a nessed before. Aided by the Little * Rock Fire Department, the local fire f fighting force battled with the flames t for almost 10 hours, fighting a hope o less battle at every stage, and suc a ceeding only in diverting the course z of the fire from the principal business ) section and the Reservation. 1i Mayor McLendon ordered all the saloons in the city closed and called it- a meeting of citizens at the city hall. te A police patrol of 250 men was ty sworn in to guard the fire-swept dis )y trictt "- Several firemen were overcome with at the heat and smoke, as were also a ot few citizen volunteers, but aside from ii- these, slight injuries nobody was hurt. ,y- The Park and Moody hotels were the only ones destroyed of the very large tI I hotels. Several hotels of lesser caps- u city were burned and a number of tl i rooming houses. The hotel capacity of c the resort has not suffered heavily c and practictlly all of the burned struc tures will be rebuilt at once. D Within 15 minutes from the time the fi ft ire started it was wholly beyond the . control of the Fire Department and t help was asked from Little Rock. A I special train bearing additional equip- t r. ment arrived, but human ingenuityI 0 with water, dynamite and every other I k1 nown means of fighting fire failed to check the flames in the slightest de- a -- -I ir remained at his engines which supply I ;, th motive power of the pumping of t wier into the city's reservoir, uptil I n the timbers in the engine room began to fall. Before he left he set the turbies at top speed. In leaving the buildilg he was struck several tifnes it by falling debris, but escaped with only I P. minor cuts and burns. The fact that al one building was saved was due to a : crowd of small boys wo'under the f leadership of ma 11-.ye4d-ad raided . a saloon and saturated root ad i see of th struOture the am a gree. The wind increased in fury as the flames spread and frame and brick business blocks wer razed in a few minutes. The fire fighters would no sooner get located for another des perate stand than the fire would sweep past them and break out in a dozen different place at the same time. Dy- w namite was freely ,led, but nothing could stop the ru df the flames. tL las THE MEXICAN SITUATION --- A Government Officials Think Huerta Not a Candidate. 'Western ewspaper a'on Neýw csrvl, a. Washington.-President Wilson and oi Secretary Bryan have adopted the at- :a titude that the elimination of Victort I ano Huerta from the presidential race r in Mexico .s assured and that the first step toward the establishment of peace in Hexico is accomplished. This was the authorative declaration ti of the administration officials, who also let it de known:; ( That oral assurances had been given ti Nelson O'Shaughnessy, charge de'af- a fairs of the American embassy, of Huerta's intention not to be a candi- 1 date in the approaching elections. That the United States would con tlnue literally the argument in the second note of Federico Gamboa, Mezi con minister of foreign affairs, who pointed out at great length that a pro visional president in Mexico is ineli- t gible to succeed himself. That any effort on the part of Huer ta to circumvent the constitution by resigning in advance of the elections l in favor of another provisional presi dent would be regarded by the United States as a breach of faith before the I world. Much stress was laid by the officials I I upon the withdrawal by Senor Gamboa L. In his second note of the original de s mand for recognition by the United I. States through the exchange of am bassadors. b That the Huerta government had, in a effect, withdrawn its demand for ree n ognition is now held by many Wash. L ington officials, notwithstanding Senor e Oamboa's declaration in the same note that he would "always stand on the! unavoidable condition, which declares that we are in reality the ad interim constitutional government of the Mexli can republic." It was pointed out that one of the peculiarities of the situation is the fact that while the Washington govern ment refuses to recognize Hturta as the constitutionally chosen provisional president of Mexico at the present time. it is unwilling to interpret Gam boa's argument on the ineligibilty of Huerta as a satisfactory answer to th. chief American proposal-that Huerta shall not be a candidate inflammable liquids found. The bu;' J ing, the sole source of revemue or I little girl, was blistered, bat did :. Sburn. VWashington.-Blchlorlde of mfrsn-. was awarded the palm of popularity among suicides by Washington physi t clans. It was stated that during the L month of August 14 persons attempted a suicide by this means in the capitaL I Next in line comes carbolic acid, lasb I wum and llumianattng ws, accordug . to medical statistics. INEi UF ITHE STull Asse MR. GAMBLE SAYS LEGISLATORS ' CAN SERVE AS CONVENTION I DELEGATES. nilb IS NOT AN OFFICE HOLDER fl:lai I It Position One of Trust and High Honor. sces. Cites Instances in Other 191 Cases. . Iur and - hill, Ir. r- W.-tr. ern ewvpurer Iniulun '#w x S'-i' ite g Baton Roi.ge.-That the members of P the General Assembly will not be vio- It lating the dual office-holding law by for serving as members of the constitu- dow 'tonal conzsutlon was the holding of Ings Assistant Attorney General Gamble, .\uc a in an opinion rendered several inter- T ested parties. The question has b'e e" on agitated every since the call was sent pl e d out for a special session of the legs- it t- :ature to call the convention. t $1i - dr. Gamble's opinion in part was :s plai follows: bak i "The question presented is whethl1 ea delegate to the constitution con vention is an office holder in any sense' that would prevent one now holding ma, oO iece in this state from becoming a atti delegate and thereby lay himself liable viol ,n to the penalties of the prohibition reg against dlai office holding. ri '"Article 170 of the Constitution f 18'58 proviues that no person shall lhold or exercise, at the same time, more than one office of trust or lice - profit.* * * ad S ',"That the position of a delegate to pec . a constitutional convention is a poul- Tug Ii. tion of trust there can be no dQubt. ent Indeed, though temporary in charac- spe ter. it is the highest position of trust mo within the gift of the people, since the roa power to make the Constitution is it:- rep sil trusted to tt.e body of delegates. be ed "But it Is not an office. The Consti he nulon of 18i9, in article 159, provided exactly as article 170 of the Constitu- J Lis tiun of 1898, above quoted. Yet, In the got convention of 1898, participating as int le dlegates, there were probably more lin ed than fifty men holding public office at ns m- the time, among them was the distin guished lieutenant governor, Robert I in H. Snyder. and a number of district . attorneys, district judges senators ca h ana representatives In repeating :hi' a kor provision of the Constitutio of 1879 ro gt In the Constitution of 1898, it cannot be supposed that these delegates be- F lieged that they had violated the pro vision, of the Constitution of 1879. Furthermore. the legislature of 1912. pa by act No. 13, undertook to define 'an Ni o'ice holder' in order to enforce the ab article 170 of the Constitution of 1898. cr Among the number defined to be office th holders, a delegate to a constltutional gc convention was not named, nor are a his functicnt assimilative to these of til any other office holder describA in tnat act. "'Further, it seems unlikely that there could have been any intent to CI exclude from the deliberations of a LI body constructing a constitution a very A large class of Intelligent men, who n ought, at least, to be familiar with vi public needs. It "I am, therefore, of the opinion that ti the law does not contemplate a dele- to gate to the constitutional conventlon si ar an office holder, and there is no al reason in law why an office holder tc should not become . delegate to the proposed constitutional convention." Storm Does Damage. o Crowley.-A heavy wind, followed p by a drenching rain, last week laid n low quite a lot of rice ready to be harvested. About 80 per cent of the Honduras is ready for the threshers. ___- __---_--- fi Publia Schools to Open. Convent-.The public schools in St. ( James Parish will open S'pt. 15. Su- a perintendent Gourdian has reruested c all the teachers to meet in Lutcher g Sept. 15, when an institute will be l held. t Woman Defeats Men. E Shreveport.-Reports from Homer, La., state .hat Mrs. Willie Harris out- y ran her five opponents, all men, in a t primary election for her Indorsement I 10 for the office of postmaster of lHomer. 11 Her apipointment, effective January 14. I will be solicited. Her opponents were G. B. Batter, A. H. Dawson, W. L. Lay, a E. B. Ryan, and R. I. Turner. Ryan ran second. lexi Shreveport. - John Higginbotham, white, aged 27 years, connec ed with a the small circus, was thrown from a wagon the between Bossier City and Hlaughton, rera sustaining injuries that caused death a a at a hopsital here. lonal - sent Agricultural High School OCpens. Gam Dodson.-The Dodson A'ricultural ty of High School opened last week under the most favorable c!renmstarces. Uerta About 225 pupils were enrolled. Plans For Juvenile Home. bu ' Lake ('harles.-The Police Jury a finished the work of the season and Sadjourned until October. Plans for the rew juvenile Jail were accepted and bids ordered advertised for, and the Sexpense bills for August were allowed lart' and ordered paid. The Police Jury ac ys cepted plans for a new juvenile home Sthto be built next winter. The plans pted will be submitted the State Board of Health to be approved and bids for the construction will be received at s he November jury meeting. WA1iRANT FOR JURYMAN Assessor Alleces Misconduct In Lum ber Deal. ::h il!. A wa rrant was is11e a':st ,. k It r th' arre t of \i" ii 'anlo . pr, iident of the police jury of St. ('h rh.s Parish. charging him with enltw.- !inle $'121.92 of the parish SUP ft:ndl,. The warrant was sworn to by I. '. i:tal, tax assessor of the parish. Mr. H It is alleg,d in the complaint of As sessor Dial that Mr. ('adow on .Ag. 1. 191'2. pr.senred a bill to the Police w'.. Jury for $2,;5.92 for supplyini timber Bta and for ,naking bridge timbers. The intent bill, it is chaarged, was approved by Sehoc M1r. I atlow himself as president of the fron Police .Inry. mae It is furthuer charged that a check the i for the amount was issued to Mr. Ca dow on the Gretna Exchange and Say.- Phila ings Blank "nd cashed by the bank on schoc uL. 7. 1912. The Tfhe timber, it is declared, was cut idea on the pro'erty of the Iouisiana Cy ths iies% l.tumher Company. Limited, and IIck it is set forth that Mr. ('adow paid traini $1 1. to have the work done. The com plaint charges that he embezzled the balance, or $121.92. Autos Violate Speed Ordinance. the I White Castle.-At a meeting of the mayor and council the chief of police's attention was called to the constant Th violation of the automobile ordinance amoU regarding speed and the running of ings. automobiles through town after dark and I without lights. work Sand * Want Laws Enforced. not Shreveport.-Headed by Fo-mer Po- prob r lice .luror John Miller. of Blanchard, Tb a delegation of country people is ex. has D pected to appear before the Police Pr Jury at its next session to demand the musi enforcement of a law prohibiting depa speeding and reckless driving of auto- inteo it mobiles and motorcycles on the rural Moog e roads. Numerous accidents have been len, reported, .-ausing country people to Lilli be up in arms for protection. Mrs. 1-- ----- Kt 4 "Lid" Goes On This Week. trea a- Jennings.-On September 12 the lid the e goes on tight here as concerns the sell- the is ing of :ntoxicating liquors and gamb- cont * ling. This is the result of two ordi tt nances adopted by the commissioners. rt Gcod Roads Tax Election Oct. 16. the et lake ('harles.--Calcasieu Parish has lice re called an election for October 16 fo fice in a special tax of $900,000 for good and 79 roads. mid ot lag e- Rain Saves Cane From Severe Heat h Lafayette.-A fine rain fell last she 9 .-ek over ;he eastern portion of the 2 parish, greatly benefitting the crops. ' No material damage was done. The h shower came just in time, as cane IS. crop had begun to show the effect of Gut ce the dry weather. Cotton picking is whi a1 going on rapidly and a fair yield is ul re assured. All gins are running full of time. twh in two Would Revise Assessmens. at Donaldsonville.-At a meeting of the to Commission Council Mayor Walter B a Lemann reported that Parish Assessor a tr A. A. Kling I-ad suggested the appoint-I jut ho :ant of a committee of citizens to In. the th vestigate the assessments and to de, cla termine upon some system of valua- wot tat tion which could be used as a basis Sta le- to revise and equalize them. Commis. stlt on. sioner of Finance W. J. LeBlanc was p no appointed to select a committee of five [or to formulate a report. :he - I lake Chat les.-Figuring on the mll greatest seabso in its history, the plant it: of the Lake Charles Rice Milling Com- m ed pany turned over the first bunch of sic aid new rice last week. su be Th the Alleges Politics In Board. ve r Thibodaux.-Dr. P. H. Tetreatu, D. former coroner of this parish, ex-pollee juryman and a taxpayer, issued a pub- Jl St. lie statement criticizing the manage Su- ment of affairs and treatment he re an ted ceived at he hands of the Parish her SChool ooard when he objected to be polities being injected into school mat ters. Specifically, the petitioner ob jected to the naming of a married wo- na man to the school at Larose-ledet Ba ser, school--stating that It was against the aut- wishes of the patrons' parents; also ImL Sa that a good teacher wuas ousted to tO eat make a place for a teacher that had a ser. resigned, but decided to come back. H. 14. Politics igured in this teacher being ri ere reinstated, says the doctor. u yan Mills Receiver of Northwestern. Shreveport.-Attorney E. P. Mills. of Shreveport, has been appointed special i am, master in the receivership proceedings P1 th a of the Louisiana and Northwestern I gon Hailway Company. Federal Judgew ton. Foster of the Eastern District of tl ath Louisiana, made the appointment. Certificates Sent Out. B aton Ro'ige.-Chalrman Connlff, ot iral the state :eachers' examining commit c ider tee, has zo.npleted the work of send hi ces. ing out certificates to the teachers S who passed Ihe recent examination. cl First Suit Under New Law. Jury Shreveport.-The initial suit filed in and the district court here under a new a the state law which does away with the S and assumpt!oa of risk" defense in Louisi- el the ana was recorded against the Shreve- S iwed port Traction Company by Will Wil- P y ac- liams, who claims to have lost two 3 o fingers while working for the defend. i las ant company. The suit is for $5,100. d of 'The statnte provides that no defense 1 I for may be set up as to the employe as- I I at suming the risk of injury when he 1 accepts -employment I .xate Capitol News Notes SUPERINTENDENT RETURNS Mr. Huckaby Made Study of Other In stitutions. W4t . rn \t- ryt.t.. r 1'".|.t.v \..a· . rrrit. Batetoll to'wte. -C. ('. Iliekahv, super intendent of hli I utisiana State School for the Itiind, ha!m returned from the North andt E;at. where he made a study of the lliind institutions. He visited :he State Institution for the the Blind at Louisi\vile. Ky.; the 1Mas sachusetts school, at BIoston. and the Philadelphia, Buffalo and lundianapolis schools. The visit was made with the special idea of studying the industrial work of these schools. it is the idea of Prof. Iluckaby to instittie the industrial training work at as early a date as possible. Mr. Ilu.:kaby Is Interested in mop making, broom manufacture, rug-weav ing, and oth.>r industrial work in which the blind can engage after they are graduated. There is now under way a large amount of vpairs on the school build ings. New }plambing is being put in, and the buildings are being wired. The work will require some weeks yet. and the 'late for the fall opening will not be set for some time. It will probably open about Oct. 15. The faculty for the 1913-4 session has been chosen, as follows: e Prof. W. B. Clark, department of e music; Mrs. W. B. Clark, high school ; g department; Miss Sorintha McLaurin, P intermediate department: Miss Elva 1I Moore, primary department: Joe Al. n len, department of piano tuning; Miss o Lilie Holland, assistant in music; Mrs. M. D. Lyons, matron. . 1 Kemp C. Smith has been elected treasurer of the board of trustees of d the State Institution for the Blind, and 1- the salary for this office has been dis b- continued. Quail Season in October. Baton Rouge.-With the opening of the dove season the sale of hunting licenses has begun in the sheriff's of fice. The season opened September 1, and the quail season will open the middle of October. The sale of ing licenses will not be heavy until L the quail season begins, as the dove at shooting in this section is always ligtht be e Abandon Attempt to Rales Vessel. te Baton Rouge.-The raising of the of Gut Hell, the big Standard Oil steamer, is which was sunk in the Missilsippl is river Just below the docks of the re ll finery during the high water of May, has been abandoned, after nearly a two months' effort to raise the ship. be Want a Regimental Sand. er Baton Rouge.-A regimental band is r a possibility for Baton Rouge if Ad at. jutant General McNeese can secure In. the proper co-operation from the muo. I. clans of Baton Rouge. The band l-. would be supported by the United ,is States, and would be a permanent in. is. stitution. It would have to be com r!M posed of twenty-eight members. LYe University Physician Chosen. Baton Rouge.-The executive com he mittee of the Louisiana State Univer. tat sity met last week and unanit .m. mously elected Dr. R. C. Kemp phy of sician and surgeon of the university, to succeed Dr. Charles McVea, resigae. The executive committee of the asS versity is composed of President T/ t, D. Boyd, of L S. U.; T. H. Harris, state superintendent of education; T. ub- Jnet' Cross, vice president of tbh SBoard of Supervisors of the universit$ 7 and Samuel iMcLawrason, of St. Pra*. aish lville. to tat- Delegates Appointed. o Baton Rogue.-Mayor Grouchy has wo named the followlng delegates ferom det Baton Rouge to represent the city aS the the ninth annual convention of the iso Interstate Inland Waterways League, to to be held in Orange, Texas, Oct. 17 had and 18: W. P. Barnes, A. Dorerty Jr., Ick. H. L Fuqua, Louis Levy, E . EB. E lng ridge, William McCausland . L. ar guler. W. P. Connell. Henry Y. Rncuald. son, Dan R. Weller and A. D. Schloss. SBaton Rouge is interested in the Inter .of state Waterways League work. as it ial is backing the proposed canal from the ugs Plaquemine locks to Orange, Ter., em with which country Baton Route dge would be in direct waterway conner of tion upon the completion of the canal. Lists Being Filed. Baton Ruge.-The names of those ol who registered under the grandfather nit clause of the Constitution. as provided ·nd by acts of 1912, are being filed with ira Secretary of State Hlebert by the n. clerks of court of each parlsh. Establish Shreveport Range. d in Baton Rouge.-Adjutant General Me new neese returned to Baton Rouge from the Shreveport, where he arranged for the uisi- establishment of a rifle range for the eve. Shreveport and North Louisiana com Wil. panies of the State Guard. General two McNeese said he got a splendid site end- for a range near old Fort Humbug, on ,100. Red river. The adjutant general ease would like to see a range established a as In Baton Rouge for the two companies a he here, and will probably establish one here. if the site tor it can be secured.