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TH E MADISON JOURNAL.
iUNTREE BROS., Publishern TALL'LAll, MAIISON PAlllSli, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER $, 113 NEW SIE--V
ASKS HUERTA TO RESIGN
THE MEXICAN PRESIDENCY
INGTON SAYS
E MUST END
T OR ANY HUERTA SUP
RTER IS BARRED FROM
OFFICE.
FY ALL F REIGN NATIONS
Officials Slow in Replying to
Ultimatum--Awaiting De
velopments.
ewrpaper Utnlon NewS ..rvle.
City.-President ,luerta has
laid he must resign the presi
lf Mexico without loss of time
he must not leave his succes
1 Auereliano Ilanquet, his
of war, or any other mem
his official family or of the un
Soterie whom he might be ex
to control.
Sltimatum from Washington
*gveyed to President Huerta
his private secretary, Senor hi
by Nelson O'8Shaughnessy, the
charge d'affalrs, acting un
as from the State Depart
Rabago presented the memo- S8
to his chief late Sunday, but
y President Huerta had
as answer and as far as a
I- uaed had guarded its con
almost all of his ofticial qi
counsellors. ge
who learned of the Washing- di
egard .eneral Huerta's po- b:
me in whleh he will be forc- ai
ere of two answers-re- ti
blank to comply with the ol
ly going so far as to h'
- tic representative his
elimination of him- tI
. Thqse most intimate F
president insist that the lat a;
will not be taken for many a
eblef among which Is that e!
would be tantamount to Is
to the rebels. Is
Mexico is no longer lt
the Washington admins- ce
the rebel cause and is re
this is the means adopt
t Wilson and Secretary
aolst Carranza to win.
ng Steers, Kill Man.
In a fusilade of shots. e
police to check the mad d
steers, which escaped from Ii
oeek pen on the west side. C
S killed and one wounded. L
was killed, George Beat
from the seat of an ex
when a stray bullet pierc
Another bullet bored S
lot of Walter Wangen- ti
_ilter. That no more persons c
either by the lipping I
* by the steers, was due to t1
hat there were but few pe- t
abroad. a
t
day Jesus Misquoted n
-B. N. Iangdon-Davis of
who represents the Garton
Jor the promotion of peace,
of the St. Louis clul, a
mases words of Jesus: '1 2
emt bring peace, but the Y
/'.rxle a mistranslation. He re
Oreek words of the original t
Mid they should be trans I
0I'caMe not to bring peace, a
Tea Foreign Corporatloes. a
-Atter years of vain
_p state authorities to tax
-Ipar~Utions doing business t
borders, Massachusetts t
the problem. The Pupreme 4
as constitutional the i
foreign corporation tax f
Chief Justice White and c
Vamieventer and Pitney dis- j
DOUBLE POSTAGE
rhm Plan to Build Na
U thel 'oed Roads.
Dal*m O ews n.
-Representative Whit
M taIntroduced a bill to don
rates to pay for a bll
hbead Isue for good roads. I
e proposes a life job at
* P5r foir Col. Goethals as di. t
fta med work. (
-The old story about
S talllng down" i not
Amerlan rival in the more I
about the sinking of Pike's i
aIudmarke that was the
Radreds of caravans that
tlas in '49 hasn't sunk
'h be opinion of the experta
States Geological Sur
tarbiter for the nation I
th sort. A story from
thee erm s e- I
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VICTORIANA HUERTA.
This is the latest photograph of the
Provisional Mexican President. The
United States government has notified
him that he must resign immediately.
WOMEN DOGWHIP ASQUITH t
Suffragettes Attack British premier f
and Companions. t
Wsteprn Newspaper Union News Servfre.
Edinburgh, Scotland.-Premier As t
qulth was attacked by militant suffra
gettes armed with dog whips. He was
driving in an automobile, accompanied
by his daughter, Miss Violet Asquith,
and Sir John Graham, a Scottish jus
tice of the peace. The victim of the
outrage was more frightened than I
hurt.
The automobile was passing through I
the village of Plean, five miles from
Filkirk, when it ran into a suffragette I
ambush. The "wild women," as they I
are called here, under cover of a show
er of papers, rushed at the car and be
labored the premier and his compan- 1
ions.
They dis'appeared before the police
car, following that of the premier, had
reached the scene.
New Ruler Welcomed.
Brunswick, Germany.--Un favorable
weather failed to dampen the enthu
siasm of the crowds here for the state
entry into Brunswick of the young
duke and duchess of Brunswick, hither
to known as Prince Ernest August of
Cumberland and Princess Victoria
Louise of Prussia.
Goodwin Asks for Monument.
Washington, D. C.-Congressman W.
S. Goodwin of Arkansas has filed with
the house a memorial from the state
convention of the Arkansas Division.
United Confederate Veterans, asking
that Congress provide an appropria
tion for the erection of a memorial
on the Gettysburg battlefield. The pe
tition has been referred to the Com
mittee on Military Affairs.
Morris, Packer, Dead.
Chicago.-Edward Morris, president
of Morris & Co., packers, died at his
home after an illness of more than a
year. Morris was born in Chicago 47
years ago, and was the oldest son of
the late Nelson Morris, pioneer packer.
He suffered a nervous breakdown
about a year ago and was obliged to
give u;p active business. Mr. Morris
is survived by his widow, and twa
sons and two daughters.
New York.-The National Assoeia
tion for the study and prevention of
tuberculosis announced from its head
quarters here that instructions have
been issued by the United States of
flece of Indian Affairs to observe De.
cember 7 as tuberculosis day, In all
Sof the 330 schools connected with the
government reservations.
Arbitration Treaty Signed.
W'ashlngton.-Secretaryu Bryan and
Ernest Baumann, in charge of the
Swiss legation, signed a convention
extending for another five years the
general arbitration treaty between the
two countries.
OGen. Riggs Made Commkisioner.
Washington, D. C.-General Clinton
L. Riggs of Baltimore has been select
ed %y President Wison to be one of
the three Americans on the Philippine
Commission.
Jobs Will Soon Be Open.
Washington.-With most of the rega
lations for the collection of the tin
come tax oat of the way, Internal
revenue officers have turned their at
tention to the selection of the staff to
collect the money. In the next few
months 334 deputies mse to be ap
pointed. Several thousand applicatioas
for these poisltimons have bees reoals
ed at the trseasury lepartment. A.
as same thekeaus
·;
DYNAMITING CASE
TO HIGHER COURT
LABOR OFFICIALS CONVICTED AT
INDIANAPOLIS PLAN STUB
BORN FIGHT.
CLAIM PENALTY IS ILLEGAL
Attorneys Allege That the Defendants rr
Were Convicted of Two Offenses p
on Same Evidence. n
tl
Western NPwupan,.r U'nlon News Servle.
Chicago.-Objections to the convic n
tion of 3it of the alleged "dynamite n
plotters" at Indianapolis last Iceet':n
her were laid before the IUnited Statel
Circuit Court of Appeals in an appeal g
of the men to have the verdict set t
aside. C
On behalf of Frank M. Ryan, presi- o
dent of'The Ison W\orkers' Union: Olaf r
A. Tveltnroe, an Francisco, and the
gther labor union officials adjudged ii
guilty of eomplicity in dynamite plots,
Chester II. Krum, their chief counsel,
argued before the court as follows:
That the federal court at Indianapo
lis comitted an error in allowing Ortie
E. Mic.lanigal and Elward ('lark, roo
fessed dynamiters, to testify against
the other men, because Clark and .lc
Manigal were defendants and their t
testimony was incomplete. a
That the destruction of nonunion e
work was an offense against the state t
and not against the federal govern- Ii
ment:
That the law prohibiting transporta- It
tion of explosives on passenger trains e
was a precaution for the safety of a
passengers, and was directed against q
the railroads: ii
That the men were convicted both a
of conspiracy and of direct violation t
the same evidence, and therefore were
punished more than once for the same j
offense. g
"It was as invalid to punish these r
men twice or thrice as it would be to t
try them more than once on the same p
charge," said Mr. Krum. "Further it B
is inconceivable that men residing in r
Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans, s
Duluth, Philadelphia and other places
equally scattered ibold have got to
gether with a common understanding
to direct the actions of Mclanigal
and McNamaras."
It is understood that should the
present appeal be adverse to the con- r
victed men, It will be carried to the
United States Supreme Court.
f
LAND LAWS ARE ATTACKED $
Secretary of Interior Lane Also As
sailed by Congressman Ferris.
Western Newspaper Union News Smeree.
Tulsa, Okla.-Bitterly assailing the
United States land laws and criticis
ing Secretary of the Interior Franklin
K. Lane, Congressnan Scott Ferris
of Oklahoma, chairman of the house
comittee on public lands, created a
Senantion at the International Dry
Farming Congress.
"Our land laws," he said, "are in
many respects crude, Irreconcilable, I
inefficient, without uniformity, confus- I
ing to the brain of the settler, impos- I
sible of interpretation by the layman
and a uargon of inconsistencies that
retard progress and development. Most
of our so-called land laws are simply
a confusing mass of executive orders,
rulings, interpretations and directions
made by various bureau chiefs and
clerks in the various ramifications of
the various departments."
MARTIAL- LAW IN COLORADO
Striking Mlners and Guards Battle
While Troops Are on Way.
Westem Newqpar ao New.s erkl..
Trinidad, Col.-With a state of in
surrection declared and state troops
on the way to the scene of bostilties
to enforce martlal law, the n,ettenth
battle between mine buards and strik
ing miners of the southern Colorado
coal fields was waged from daylight
until 8:30 o'clock in the evening in
Bcrwinad and Hastings canons and the
bills adjacent.
Angus Alexander, a Hastings guard,
was killed and seven were wounded.
including two children at Tabasco. Mlar
shal Clinton Robinson of Hastings was
shot in the foot and tour strikers were
wounded, two seriously, but their
names are not available.
The town of Hastings was terroriz
ed. The women and children were con
gregated in the power house and bed
ding and food was placed there by
mine guards. The camp is said to be
riddled with bullets as a result of the
bombardment and similar reports are
I received from the camps of Delagua
and Tabac.
Bean.-An apparatus for the pre
- vention of explosions in mines was
- demonstrated by Prof. Fritz Haber, di
I rector of the Institute of Physical
Chemistry, in the presence of Empe
Sror William. The demonstration was
the feature of the annual meeting of
the Emperor William Selentifle Foun
dation. Many scientists ain Germany
have been endeavor'ing to invent ae
an apparats sine the emperor in
Oetober las; year slug ted the ides.
Pe HSaber es umsme theo yaant
"'t be ama wateth"
FARM CONGRESS ASKS
RESEARCH COMMISSION
Passes Resolution Favoring Gover- N
ment Undertaking Work-Ask
Big Appropriation.
E
1V-tern .. ,:paper Unitn News s,.rver. E
Tulsa, Okla.--The International Dr:-
F;Iarmlilg ('ou;:ress adopted a resolh
Iion askint Congress. President Wil B
son and Secretary of Agriculture Hous
Ion to co-operate in the apointment of
a national agricultural research com
mission, whose dutp itr.shall be to re
port within two years a;ter appoint
n:ent the exact status of a;riculttural
development in the United States and! '
the developmnent of any phase of trI l-l
cu.lltutral education or promotion that
may have been developed as of pr -
nanetnl.t educational value to the nsa t
tion. ot
The resolution also asks tlt Con
gress appropriate $o50,000 for the,
carrying on of the work of such : to
-commission, which shall be composed It
of nine members and a resident sec- ti
retary. tl
The congress will meet next year II
in \\:chita, Kansas.
NEW PHASE OF SULZER CASE
New York Printer Carries Case Into 11
United States Court. I
Wv,-trn, .ew caper I'ni, NW'w S,rvne. Iý
New York.-William Sulzer's convic
tion by the high court of impeachment u
and his removal from office as gov- g
ernor of New York was thrown into
the federal courts for review by Wil- T
liam H. Moore, a printer. c
In a remarkable petition Moore al
leges that the control of the state gov- ii
ernment has passe d from the people to
a small group of citizens and conse- c
quently New York is no longer enjoy- \
ing a republican form of government, h
as guaranteed by the federal consti- L
tution. fi
Moore seeks to have the court en
join Martin H. Glynn from evercising a
gubernatorial functions, prays for the ti
restoration of office to Sulzer. attacks n
the Assembly for arrogating to itself o
power to convene in extraordinary
session and pass articles of impeach
ment, and petitions for an audit of
state books.
MEDAL GIVEN HERO'S WIDOW
Only One Carnegie Award in Arkansas
" and Louisiana.
WRtemrn Ne.twpaper tnitn News S~,rvre.
Pittsburg.-The Carnegie Hero Fund
Commission has just made public the
fact that it has distributed nearly
$100.000 in awards to persons who havy,
performed heroic deeds. No awards
were made in Arkansas and but one
in louisiana, John H. Ammons, deceas
ed. The commission made the award to
Ammpons widow. Mrs. Ammons ,will
receIve a bronze medal and a pension
of $40 a month in addition to $5 a
month allowed for each of her four
children. Ammbns died while aiding
in the rescue of a drowning girl at
Zwolle, La., in July, 1912.
r ;
Loan Company Convicted.
Boston.-The Mason Financial Com
pany of Chicago was convicted of via
lating a recently enacted law which
limits the rate of interest on small
loans to 12 per cent a year. Test p
t mony showed that the company I
some cases received 500 per cent in
terest and that in four years had made
$24,000 on an original capital of $1,- '
000. The penalty may be either fine *
1 or imprisonment. a
College Gets Property.
Guthrie.-The Methodist University t
of Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas c
is entitled to permanent ownership of a
the former state capitol grounds and j
building, which by referendum vote
of the electors of Guthrle were sold to t
the university last May upon the pay
ment of $1 purchase price, according
to an opinion by District Judge Hus
· ton.
Inndon.-Among friends of Sir Cecii
, Spring-Rice, according to the Daily
t Telegraph, there is considerable doubt
Sas to whether in the near future he
. may not find the rigor of the Ameri.
can climate too severe to permit him
, to continue his duties as ambassador
L. to the Tnited States.
SMrs. Lnd Saves Mexicans.
e New York.-The steamer Morro Cas
r tie, which arrived from Vera Cruz
with Mrs. John Lind, wife of President
W. ilson's special envoy, brought also
two Mexican legislators who owe their
liberty, if not their lives to her quick
wit and generosity. To save the two
SMexicans from arrest at Vera Cruz.
a Mrs. Lind hid them in her stateroom
e and sat up all night on deck until the
e boat left port and the officers of the
a Huerta government had gone uashore
after seaching the ship.
Topelis, Kan.-IJterature b ome o:
Sthe greatest factors In the evangel!
I. zation of the world, Mrs.. J. P. lshbe
1 of Cincinnati said in an address t.
h the Women's Foreign Misalary F .
Sclety of the Methodist Episcp ,
4 church, in sesIon here. Mrs. Fisher'a
,. subject was "Minions From the View.
y point of the Woman Who Writes."
a WashlagtO.-PMrsident Wilson has
I soalnated John Q. Newell of Oklho
a ia for Ualtd States marshal feor the
v ,rn . I m - kL mm
GALL MASS EETING
NEW ORLEANS BOARD OF TRADE
NOW FAVORS RANSDELL
HUMPHREYS BILL.
Iiic
ENTIRE SOUTH IS UNITED 1r
Believed That Flood Prevention Meas
ure Now Has Goad Chance UR
af Passing. '
{hit
Wt-stern N,,"w.1 t. .r ni,,n i ."-N..S S. r% ;~'"..
New Orlha:s, La.- Whtn the Ne%\
Orleans Board of Trade passed a r1'so 1 OP
lution to the affect tha, it w\a. th
sense of that body the it at~d Ti
I;umphrt(ys bill be lpass.ld by c".,Ires
the entire South bil.hiallllte liit d til
(one plan to p,re\tent hi. :1 -.Ail tl)i
river floods anl over-flows. 'I fle i.on
pie of lAuisiana will be called upont l,
to hold a mass tleet ;ig in N ew O)r
h ans in the Ininindiate fut re for
tihe purpose of urging upon cotngress th
the necessity of passing the Randsdell- a!]
lluniphre) s bill.
The prevailing impression that the l
people of Louisiana wevre divided ill a
scntimtent as regards the flood hills
had been regarded as the obstacle. i Ii
tlhe way of passing the I{:tns, 11 l- b
Ilumnlphriyvs bill at the comning sessiol th
of the coh2+( rss. Now that this im r
Iression has bren dispelled, it is be- di
lieved that the $;Ill,uot|,0o levee imeas
ure will be passed, the peoplet of the h
South being united in its support.
After the , New Orleans Hoard of
Trade had acted, Senator Ranadell doe- B
dlared that the people of the flooded
states had the best opportunity the, At
have eter had for securing federal
protection from the floods. That
echoes the statement of Representative
McKellar of rMemphis, who stated that
he believed the Ransdell-Hlumphreys
Lill would be passed without a hard
fight.
The New Orleans Board of Trade:
will assemble on November S. at which w
time plans will be made for the mass ta
meeting to be ne'd there the latter par'
of November.
JURORS CRITICISED, RESIGN st
Ilii
Financial Condition of Parish Said to rr
Be Cause of 'rrouble. fi
Wef.en Newrspatp.. r *lhn News Persrie. L
Abbeville.-On account of rc--ent
criticism directed at the Police Jury
of this parish, which brought about a
public audit by the state department.
the president of the jury, Ernest Bras
seux, Oscar Hollier, and Jules Simon.
together with P. LeElanc, clerk, resign
ed. The resignation of Brasseux. liol- di
lier and Simon were forwarded to the a
governor for acceptance. President be
Brasseux acepted the resignation of et
I Mr. LeBlanc prior to tendering his of
resignation. There has been a great in
deal of talk recently about the financal o0
condition of the parish, many charging
the present Police Jury was responsi
ble therefor. The three named re
signed, they say. so that their accusers
might fill the vacancies with men who
might administer the affairs of the at
parish to better adviantage. ii
PLANNED TO KILL SHERIFF ci
Negro Servant Boy Revealed Plan of H
Prisoners to Escape. R
of
Eufaula.-The life of Sheiff'R. B. Si
Teal was probably saved be a negro -
B servant boy recently when be revealed at
a plot of two prisoners to escape from
Jail. According to the details of the
plot the prisoners were to waylay
y the sheriff and choke him to death in bi
s order to take the keys away from him yi
f and allow them to escape from the f
I Jail. As a result of the Information pi
e furnished by the negro servant boy et
a the plot was frustrated. t
SForm School Improvement League. di
C('heneyville.-The patrons of Chea
eyville High School met to organize a
School Improvement League. Eighteen
members were enrolled and offlicers
were elected as follows. President,
Mrs. Charles Manning; vice president,
Rev. H. M. Collins; second vice presi
dent, Rev. Roy L Porter; secretary.
Mrs. S. R. Cummins; treasurer, Mrs. P
r 8. R. Cummins. d
Fair Has Sucejsful O)pening.
Minden.-The elgth annual Webster
I- parish fair opened under favorable 11
Sanuspices. A large crowd was in at- ti
t tendance. The agricultural and live s
0 stock exhibits were exceptionally fine, tl
r as well as the other exhibits. cl
k a
o Monroe Fair a Success. a
M. onroe.-Over 7,000 people visited
0 the Monroe fair on the opening day.
SThe exhibits and displays in all de
e partments were far ahead of former g
e years, except those in the cattle and n
hog sections. y
i Jeanerette Petmaster Selected.
Washington.-On recommendation of
Representative Broussard, E. L. Cha- o
ney has been selected to be postmas- p
ter at Jeanerette, La. His nomination p
" expected to soon be sent to the 2
a ;enate. He will succeed George W. a
rV Whitworth, who died October 21. a
Postpone Unveiling Date. t
S Grand Cane.-The statue of St.
. Charles Baromes at St. Louis College, t
Swill Dot be unveiled until the middle d
d Novemb. i
FARMER FREPARED FOR END i
Found With Head on Coat and With
Folded Hands.
1V strn . : 1 .,.r 1", n1 \, w S..rtl · O IN
'Couitm!i it 'h'l idvrl\ of John A
(;~r,. t,f t al':h114,1" pa:rishl . \x ls fti nitll
ncar his i nien. It.s coat had h,, ni re
nlorV d and tolIc lhl in t o iilow folr
Ihis head, anid his l:ihiil were foldId
across his rat. s if in a souti MI
sh Tiis. Ant iltl'. tiýltioen p ol' l thi;
qtr. I;ur had i f.,ll, n :'' n ns v -.L,:
laded with stat ,s v. hlci Ilie was, ha i, F
ln to rl,,. '. til d it it thi liia, i
11:.-, 'i ,. i11 hli'..l irle: lo - i a , i i;l r1 h f r
hiin 'o r'ri, hs c.It, h inalot a ,iihl \
of it and lie+ dlos n to die.
POSTMASTER ASKED TO QUIT K
Thibodeaux Man Complies With Re rot
quest of Cfficials.
SThi a. ,I, 1 : ,. - sortie dis;ti , rthur vri
torshil p of i tii' h -il ioi'ti l I"i i'i. i rn
Iunildr :l,:x s,": n Is rsignatiOn a jot
the r, liel,: of federai l offictinals. It i \ 1
allie i d that bnrL:s er,, prir frrrd wi
agauliinst I ost aster last July to Vi
the 4"f'" .' l*t:h t it \\7is c nllnecl t+,d \ wi'1,
a saloon that \, a. runninig uilnr the1 ha
sai it roof as Ithie slll toffice. ItHo l e,. l i t
the saor ln is rt loatiedl in the sai': of
lbuildiin: biut is at some disitani,' friom a
ti b govt rnilnitint piropert. .1lr. Ioll- I a
dlriax he , itated to re.ign at first lntl
decidt d to tallnl this action becase. son
as he said, politkil were the cause of pa
the liecl'args. l i
ht,
BANKER SHOT FROM AMBUSH T
_lil
Assailant Unknown-Was President of
Suspended Banks.
We'trn Newpsp.: r Unklin Nsw. F*r,'r .. E
Franlklinton.--louston D. lickman. ha
40 years of age, banker and merchanit. ef
was shot from ambush at ('umnoe. five be
miles north of here, and probablv ar
fatally wounded. The identity of th- an
would-he assassin has not been aset r- of
tained. .!r. Hickman, who was presi Ia
dent of the Commercial Bank of Ho mi
galusa, the Angie Bank and the lount fr
Herman Iank, all cf which were re- an
cently placed under suspension by the co
state batk examniner, he was in Frank up
lintcn In ncnfert lice with his attorneys so
regarding litigation growing out of his di
financial difficulties. th
LOADING WAGON: FALLS DEAD
Prominent Franklin Man Had Baen P0
Hauling Cane All Day. at
Weoterni .w rprnp r 'unt;,Ol wn, . rvl e. of
Franklin.-Clinton Btreaux a promi. gr
nent farmer and a resident of this city. ve
died suddenly at a mill while loading at
a cart with wood. Mr. Breaux had Hi
been hauling cane all day, and in the th
evening went to the mill to get a load be
of wood, and while in the act of throw
ing a log Into the wagon suddenly fell
over dead.
Sc
Jobbers Association Meets. Er
Alexandria.-The North Louisiana ea
Jobbers' Association held a meeting on
and luncheon and discussed matters Sc
pertaining to its welfare. The follow. mi
ing were in attendance: W. C. Mar- m1
shall, of Shreveport, president: In
Charles E. Bynum, of Monroe, secre- an
tarq: A. C. Simmonds, of Ruston; J. S.
Handy, of Monroe: S. J. Heard, of
Ruston: T. Ft. Scovell and R. C. Boney,
of Shreveport; B. F. Thompson, L. A. co
Stafford, A. Bauer, J. E. Bell. C. R tb
MeDerby and Dr. W. D. Hass, of Alex- bC
andria. ed
young lineman climbed the 105-foot
flagpole in front of the municipal
power plant to take down the big Unit
ed States flag fihing at the top of the
tall staff, which had become entangled
and was being torn by the wind. The 21
daring young climber accomplished the
perilous feat in safety.
8S
Governor Sets Election Date.
Alexandria.-C-overnor L E. Hall tl
has designated December 16 as else fr
tion d.- In Rapides parish to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of Clerk
of Court W. J. Calvit. The Democratic
primary election will be held thirty 1
days earlier.
Killing Frost Falls. o
Gllbert.-The first killing frost of w
the season has appeared. Corn, cot- Sn
ton and pea crops in this section are
seriously damaged from the rains of
the past few weeks. The weather is
clear now, and if it should remain al
so the crops would be gathered in tc
about two weeks. S
Sugar Mills Running Full Time.
Jeanerette.-Sugar making has be
gun in every section of the parish. All F
I mills are now runnaing full time. The a
yield is above the average. a
Bring in Big Artesian Well. g
SHammond.-A well drilling company
of New Orleans, brought In what may e
prove the finest artesian well in this II
Spart of the state. At a depth gnearly d
2,100 feet, a big vein of waTer was
struck. The six-inch pipe is flowing t
nearly full; and when the well Is e
thoroughly washed out it is estimated t
that it will flow as least 1,500 gallons a
per minute. The well was drilled for
Sthe city and the supply will be aboma
s dant for fire protection and dommest. 1
imraDns tar miar sM a
NEWS OF THE STATE
ONLY SMALL VOTE POLLED ON
ELECTION DAY--CONVEN
TION FAVORED.
MICHEL IS COMMISSIONER
Former Candidate for Governor
Elected by Big Majority
Over Opponent-.
Ne.w Orlatn .--.\t an e.\ce'ltioitally
qujiet elec'ti(on all o\l, tie tacte of
Louis.ianai the priopositionl to call .t
o'niTt tional cnt. v i lnt,(o \as taoered
Iy the' l otr.. colnI\llftitioni dall .t' lq
ln N e.": I rl . ans about a .II per cent
vote. was loeill. Joheein T. \liche l, form
er en;ldiidalte f.r ,\ernor wais elected
railroad eommelie.ioner hy a large ma
jority o r ai opposition. Pauil II.
n cilton wI, chi ' te, to ie etl i let.g la'ut re
witlloiiit opcp; : iot. `aei',iit oeeI  in
.\s a result'i the .h"e.t;, n 1Mr. .ti chel
has hadtel , i in ·os (ov. Hall his resilmnal
lion as .s~e ssor of thle ,ie lih laistrict
of (irlels. TIhe goverlnor will issue
a call for a sle earl ,ec tiuo n to fill the
acanacy. .
Gov. lall will also issue a call for a
special e Io.tion to he held in t':thoula
parish to collect a sherif .rif n in ILapi
eles parish to elect a clerk of court,
both \acancies beilng cau.sel by death.
The date for e tiese t',o ehe'tions will
likely he IDecemb'rler 1º;.
Good Prospects Reported by Mills.
Donaldsonville. --lit ports from the
sugar factories in this section. which
have commenced grinding, are to the
effect that the rane is riper than had
been expected, and satisfactory results
are being obtained. The juice is heavy
and easily worked, and while the yield
of sugar per ton of cneo Is not as
large as it could be, a steady improve
ment In this respect is noticeable
from day to day, and with a continlb
ance of favorable weather the saccarine
content of the cane will soon measure
up to normal. L.abor is plentiful, and
so far exceptionally auspicious con
ditions have attended the opening of
the grinding season.
New Pastor Ordained.
Dodson.--Dr. R. L. Baker, of Shreve.
port, contducted ordination exercises
at the Baptist church here when (. P.
Boyd was made an ordained minister
of the Baptist church. Mr. Boyd Is a
graduate cf the Louisiana State Uni
versity and took his theological work
at the Moody Hible Institute, Chicago.
He has just been called as pastor of
the First Baptist church nere, this
being his first regular work.
Inspecting Canal Work.
Lake (harles.-Major Edward P.
Schulz, of the United States Army
Engineering Corps, arrived from pointe
east of here and is inspecting the work
on the Intercoastal Canal. Major
Schulz was taken charge of by a com
mittee from the Chamber of Com
merce. Secretary Leon Iocke, of the
Inland Interstate Waterway League, -
and others made the trip.
Believe Cook Perished In Fire.
Baton Rouge.-Willie Jackson, the
cook, is believed to have perished in
the burning and sinkIng of the steam
boat Millie W., belonging to the Unit.
ed States Coal and Gravel Compsay.
at Wilhelm. The boat was equipped
with oil burners and the fire was due
to an explosion. The sewer wasn li
flames when the fire was discovered,
and the crew had to swim for their
lives.
Increase in Assessment
Baton Rouge.-An increase of $1
211,410 Is shown in the assement toll
of East Baton Rouge parish for 1913,
as completed by Assessor J. N. Ogden.
The assessment for this year is $11,
892,980, against $10,681,570 for 1912.
Of the increase $700.000 come. from
the Standard 01il refinery; 8144,000
from the railroads.
Counterfeiters Moved.
Alexandrla.-Deputy United Rtates
Mlarthal J. J. Balllo conveyed to
Shmeport James and Sebser Cox.
arrested here last week on the charges
of making counterfelt money. They
will be arraigned before the United
States court.
Sugar Rolling Is General.
Plaquemine.--Sugar rolling Is gener
al throughout Iberville. Several fae.
tories report the juice weighing 4 de
grees at the mill.
Alexandria Flower Show.
Alexandria.-The Centra! IouIsiana
Floral Society fixed the dates for the
annual flower show for November I
and 7.
Should Make Easy Terms for Farms.
Baton Rouge.-T. C. Klmber, gen.
eral immigration agent of the Gould
lines. in an address to the real estate
division of the Chamber of Commerce,
mI insisted that one of the first things
to do was to divide farms into tracts
of 50, 100 or 120-acre farms, and sell
I these farms on long terms, easy pay
I ments and a low rate of Interest. 8telps
Swill be taken later to orgaalsze tlhe'
real estate men, as suggested by Mr.
I Kliber, and to carry out theo vl e
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