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The Lowe Coast Gazete
VOL VI POINTE-A-LA-HACHE, LOUISIAN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 1914 . NO. 3
Important Louisiana News
TO BE IMPROVED
"OVERNMENT ENGINEERS HAVE
PASSED FAVORABLY ON THE
PROJECT, IT IS SAID.
*Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Logansport.-President George K.
Gibbs, of the Sabine River Improve
ment Association, received a telegram
from Leon Locke, at Lake Charles,
who was engaged by the association
to present argument of the association
before the Board of Engineers at
Washington for Sabine River to be
'placed on the list of navigable streams,
that the Board of Engineers had ac
cepted the argument and approved the
project, and that improvements on the
stream wound begin immediately.
The telegram in part reads as fol
"Advices from Washington received
this morning give the information
thA the Sabine river matter received
the full indorsement of the Board of
Engineers, which means early improve
ment of the stream from the gulf up
PLAN PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN
Railroads Propose to Advertise Loulsi.
ana in North and Middle West,
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
New Orleans.-An advertising cam
paign through the Middle West, and
the Ohio Valley States is being plan
,ned by the Illinois Central and the
S'outhern Pacific Railroad, and the ob
sect of this campaign is to bring the
Tight` sort of farmers and agricultur
ists to Louisiana.
The rallroads Intend, to urge upon
.the Legislature of the state an appro
priation of $50,000 to be, devoted to
advertising, and it is thought that
with the Judicious expenditure of this
aUm a ~great deal of good, can .be ae
complfshed and Louisiana put in the"
front rank, of agricultural states.
FIRE SWEEPS OVER BLOCK
Five Mules Are Cremated in Disas
trous New Orleans Blaze.
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
New Orleans.-Nearly an 'entire
Sblock of frame buildings, in the square
bounded by South Rampart, Saratoga,
Erato and Thalia,' was destroyed by
fire, and five mules, the property of
Hollander Sons, were cremated in the
fierce blaze which had its origin in
the stables of the firm at No. 1307
$How the fire originated is a mfstery,
tut it ia not, be)ieved to have been
Incendiarism.' Tihe stamping of a trot
ting horse gave the alarm. The heat
and; smoke caused the animal uneasi
nesis, and he plunged around his stall
Untifl he aroused Miss Alice Mosley,
who keeps a rooming house a Joinlng.
'The roomers in the house were awak
iened and sought safety in flight, some
o·f them odt 'even taking time to don
:their clothes. ,
The fire was confined to the square
in which it originated, although some
dwfjlings on the opposite side of Sara
toga, to which the fire penetrated,
wrere scorched and damaged.
- ' City to Buy, State Land.
Shbreveport.-Chlie State Engineer
Prank M. Kerr; while here attending
a meeting of the Caddo Levee'/Board,
announced. that his dfpartment had
3nst completed and filed with Gover
nor Hall and State Land Register
Frank J3. Grace, the surveys and maps
of the cross lake lands north of
Shreveport after several months of
.abor, in accordance with a legislative
·act authorizing the state to sell these
*'_lands to the city of Shreveport at .a
dollar an acre for a municipal water
reservoir. The lands aggregated 11,
:49.13 acres. It is expected that the
city osfietals will immediately nego
iifate for the sale.
.. Held, For Miner's Death.
SFort Smlth.-The Grand Jury in seA
i-lon at Greenwood returned six indict
:menits, one against B.F. Richardson,
iharging him with the murder of Ar
;chle MeAlies, at Hartford, November
20, McAlies, a driver at a coal mine,
'was cut to death. His body was found
partly concealed beneath a telephone
".pole lying along a street. The via
tlm'e throat was cut from ear to ear
and he had been robbed,
To Sell tPlant and Timber.
N~ ew Road&--An order was signed
Sby Judge Leblane ordering the sale
o"i all property of the Fardoche,Lum.
ber Company, of Fordoche, La., in li
Squldation. This sale will include the
mill, mill stte aid timber and lumber.
1:';ton Roue.---The largesa sfetle
ut ever made in the state:wai made
e b 3bihu Fitzpatrick, tax collector for
e Orlean, who paid into the state
,Sl .St6 00
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SEARCH. FOR GIRL'S SLAYER
Officers Aided by Action of Governor
in Offering Reward.
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Ruston.-Governor Luther E. Hall
has given his support to the search
that is being made for the man who
brutally murdered Dicie Maybell Mc
Adams, a 16-year-old school girl near
this city, by offering a reward of $209
for the arrest of the girl's slayer.
All the citizens of the community,
both white and black, joined n 'the 1
search for the guilty man'but the cor
oner's jury, after an all night session, a
was unable to find any clew by.which c
the identity of the murderer might a
be established. Sheriff J. M. Colvin I
and others who investigated the case, I
were convinced that the girl wp as- .
saulted before she was hacked to death f
with a knife. I
The girl was' killed while on her '
way from home to the school house I
about a mile from her home. Her fail- 1
ure to return home at night did not f
excite alarm as she was accustomed to
spending the,night with friends with
out notifying her parents. The body I
was discovered entirely by accident I
some distance from the road. There
were evidences of a struggle practi
cally all the way from the road to
the place where the body was found.
A terrific struggle evidently took
place before her life was taken. In
her school satchel which was found
near the body were a Sunday School
book and a Bible which she intended
to study at school.
CITY GETS NEW SHIP LINE
Hubbard-Zemurray Company Moves t
From Mobile to New Orleans. t
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
New Orleans.-Mobiile has lost the
Hubbard-Zemurray Steamship Com
pany to New Orleans. This announce
ment was made by an official of the
company at Mobile. Company offices I
and headquarters will be mqved to
New. Orleans, after which. Mobile will
get a boat a Jnonth to and from Iuertc
Cortes, Honduras,r instead of one a
week, as at present. Three of the four
steamers now in trade between that
port and the Honduran port will come
to New Orleans.
It is denied that the Hubbard-Ze- c
murray Company has been absorbed
by the United Fruit Company. It is i
said that the move is made because t
New Orleans and Louisiana capital t
control ,the company. The removal t
means, however, that Mobile loses f
more than $200,000 a year to New Or- I
OVERCOME THE BOLL WEEVIL t
Farmers of Franklin Parish Have in-.
creased. Their Yield.
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Baton Rouge.-That it is possible to
raise cotton profitably in Louisiana
despite the boll weevil is shown by
reports just .teceived from Franklin 1
Parish by Mason Snowden, state agent
of the farm demonstration work of 1
the United States Department of Agri.
culture.,.The reports show that, with
almost 30 per cent -of the crop de
stroyed by the damaging October and
September rains, 861 more bales have
beei ginned in the parish for 1913 than
for the same period in 1912. The num-I
ber of bales ginned in the parish up to
Dec. 23, 1912, wa.s 9,886, andup to the
same date this season; 10,747.
'"Franklin Paiish, tis right in: the
heart of the worist inftcted district of
the state.. They have had the boll
weevil since 1909. 1 attribute their
success with cotton largely to the use
of demonstration methods," said Mr.
Dr. Stephen L. Powlett Dead.
Hamnlond.-Dr. Stephen L. Powlett,
former )nayor of Hammond, died at
his home here, aged about 75 pears.
During President Cleveland's admin
istration he was minister to Guate
mala. Later he resided in New Or
leans and acquired fame as a surgeon..
He removed to Hammond some years
agd, and was elected mayor, being de
feated for a second term. 'ie was a
colonel on thy executive staff of ex.
Governor Sanders and was a brigadier
general in the National Guard.
Camden-~The Camden Power Comi
pany, formerly owned by local cap.i
talists; among them T. J, Watts, T. J.
Gaughan and HB. Solmson, has been
sold to the Arkansas Power Company,
of which H. C. Couch of Little Rock
,Fire Causes Oo,000 Lo-s .
Lake Charles.-Lake Arthur sutffer.
ed a $20,000 fire. It originated in the
Marquette building and destroyed the
store Qf L. C: Fitzgerald, the' restaur
ant of Mrs. Jennie Berlin and the no
taral office of R. St. Gerpin.
New Orleans.-- PFive indictments
were returned by the parish Grand
Jury here against T. Walter Dansiger,
who disappeared from this city De
cember 3, charging embezzlement of
DIES TRYING TO
SAVE HIS CHILD
MAN JUMPS IN FRONT OF TRAIN
TO RESCUE GIRL-BOTH.
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Patterson.--Eli Bergeron, a black,
smith, 50 years of age, and his 6-year
old daughter, Bessie, were struck by
a' Southern Pacific engine, and hurled
50 feet and killed instantly. Bergeron
had recently moved his family to,a
house situated near the track and the
girl was walking down towards her
home when her father saw that she.
did not hear an approaching train.
He dashe4 from his house after the
little one and caught her just in time
for both to be struck at once and sent
to an immediate death.
Mrs. Begeron was standing on her
gallery and saw her baby and husband
killed. She fainted and was not re.
vived for many hours.
BILL PROVIDES FOR LOCKS
Congressiman Morgan Has Plan for
Closing Bayou Lafourche.
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
gan has prepared a bill for the con
struction of locks across Bayou La
fourche at the junction with. the Mis.
sissippi river, which he will introduce
in the House. Mi'. Morgan gave out
the following statement concerning
"In 1900 the Atchafalaya Basin and
Lafourche Basin Levee Boards of
Louisiania unanimously agreed that
the levees along Biayou Lafourche
were insecure, thereby endangering
lives and property, claiming that the
levee fund for maintenance of an ef
ficient 'system, f levees along the
bayoru-wee inadequute: '"
"I find .that both: engineers of the
Federal .Government and of the state
recognized and conceded the necessity
of closing Bayou Lafourche by locks
at its junction with the Mississippi.:
"Pending construction of the locks,
oficials of the governnient, authorized
construction of a temporary dam. Be
fore the secretary of war authorized
the levee boards to, construct such
temporary glam they were constrained
to enter into an agreement with the
government with .sufficient security
not only for the removal. of the tem.
porary, dam, but, furthermore, they
oliigated themselves, to construct
the locks mentioned at 6r before ex
piration of two years .and six months,
which time was extended, by Con
gress until Jan. 1, 1910.
"I now have this matter up with the
War Department, upon whose, auth
ority, the temporary dam -was con
structed, and before the close of 1914'
I hope to see the Bayou Lafourche
loocks completed and in operation."
TO LINK RIVER AND LAKE
Governor Hall Considers Plan for Ex.
tending Old Basin Canal.
Western Newspaper Union News Servneie.
New Orleans.-The extension of the
Old Basin Canal from its present ter'
minus at Rampart street td the levee,
where it would enter 'the Mfississippi
river by means of a powerful lock and
dam. is a project now in the mind
of the present state administration.
Governor Luther . . Hall held con
ferences withr local officials at which
this big ljorct was 'considered at
length. It, was regarded as a 'mam
moth commercial enterprise if the riv
er transportatiolr could be linked irith
that of the basins and the lake to the
rear of~ the city without thei long
route via' Lake Borglte. ;
"The matter has been donsidered,"
said Governor "Hall,. "But of6course,'
the state can do nothing until the case
of the Carondolet canal gets out' of
the coiurts. After;that this proposition
may be taken up seriously.; I am con.
Vinced that it inght be made a splen.
did commercial advantage to the city
of New Orleans.",'
Would Build New Jail/".
Jennings,-The grand jury of Jeffer-.
son Davis parish devoted a special
report to the necessity-' for -a parish
jail. The body outlinies the financial
status of the new parish 'and recom
mends that the police juiry take im-.
mediate action at its meeting this
month. it was found there is avail
able for a jail $11,465.57.
Primary' Set for Jarnuary 1.,
Baton Rouge.--The city DemacrlWsil
Committee fixed' JanD, ,7 as the dati
for the primary to nominate a mnayor..
commissioner ot.public health and
safety; a conncllman, commleasioner of
finance, a coundllman, conmmissioner
of pareks and streets~ one member of
the committee at large, two memberqi
from Ward 1 and two from OWird· ;.
An effort to have a city judge and
city congtablq incalded in thea ale.
tive oilEcrrs was deeated4 . -
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CORRECTIVE ' AND PROHIBITORY
TRUST LEGISLATION TO FORE.
RURAL i CREDITS MEASURES
System of Country. Banks Would Be
Provided-4fforts Will Be Made
to Dispose, of, Big Appropria
tion Bills Soon as Possible.
Washington-Congress started Mon
day on the second stage' of the regu
lar session with the Calendars of both
houses crowded with :Varied and far
reaching 'legislation.;' efreshed by the
first complete relaxation since Presi
dent WilsonL convened the special
tariff-currency legislation last April,
senators, and representativfr returned
to Washington keenly interested 'in
the prospective developments of the
next few months. ..I3..
Trust regulation, through further
cofrective and prohibitory legislation,
will hold much of:.the attention of
both houses, but other. subjects will
share the legislative arena. The first
of the trust bills to bear any official
status are expected tb appear during
the present week, with the indorse
ment of the Democratic membership
of the house judiciary ýcommittee, and
their scope and terms probably will
reflect closely the views of President
Wilson and Attornley.eneral McRey
nolds. ' '
The president will 'reach Washing
ton Tuesday, bringing .ith. him a
draft, if not the completed copy of his
message to Congress upon trust legis
lation. This will be gone over at con
ferences between the president and
house and senate trust bill framers
before it is submitted ,to congress. The
general character of' anti-trust bills
prepared by Chairman Clayton and
his associates of the house committee
already has been outlined.'
Rural credits legislation also will 1
receive 'attention when the president
returns. ...He has had, with him the
report' of the: rural credits commission
bill that will be lai&d:before congress
for consideration at thinS session. -
Both of these documents will be
made public within aR wepk or two.
Rural credits.legislatil, wbuld create
a system of. countrfy ilibanks, .from
which farmers and tck raisers 'could
get credit upp& aec t .rn ;oS
curity, and time Qf maturity; and the
creation of the credit associations, by
which. farming communities could
finance 'their own operations.
Scores of other legislative subjects
pre pressing for consideration in both
houses, and congressional leaders pre
dict the present session will be crowd
ed with work until well into the sum
mer. Efforts will be made to dispose
of the appropriation bills .and tt push
the more important work so it may be
completed by' June.
This' will be done so Democratic
congressmen can get out into their
own states' to join in campaigns foy
the fall congressional elections. ,
VILLA EXECUTES FEDERALS
Salazar, Orozco, Rojas and 400 Men
S Fleeing Eastward., I
Presidio, Texas.-The last scenes in
the capture of Ojinaga by Francisou
Villa's rebels were enacted. Villa had
taken more than 300 prisoners dur
ing the mad rush following evacua
tion of the fortress. ;Many of these
were identified as voluntee' members
of the Orozco anda salazar commands,
and every one of these was executed
shortly: after daybreakl without ' the
formality of a court-martiail: Gens.
Salasar, Oroaco and "RoJasi with 400
men, cult their way through the rebel
lines .ain are now fleeing westward
through the mountains, with a detach
ment of rebels ili ptirsuit.'- Gen. Sal
azar is reported badly' wounded.'
THAW' NOT A PUBLIC MENACE
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Commision Appointed by -New Hamp
shire Court Reports . .
c. ncordi'. N. j H.-Harry -.Kendall
Thaw .would not be'a public menaceif
released on bail, .according to' the re
port of the ommission appointed by
Federal Judge A drich to .inquire into
Thaw's mentality.. The .report says
the commission finds Thaw is not now
affliected with ay. of the mental dis
eases froii which ie was suffering'
•when he slew Sanford White.-"::
D.i irled. Oynami-Four',,Dead.'
:Madrid.-The workmen of' a Cana
dian construction company at Lerida,
in Catalonia+ spread a quantity of dy
lamite inh front of a fire to dry. The
dynamite exploded and foiur men were
killed and sixteen injured. -
S: Prohibition Fight ln Virginia .
!Richmond, Va..-A state-wide prohi
bitioni measure Will come before the
generalassembly of Virginia early in
the session, which begins here Wed
Famine in Albania.
Via -r-v at't letters from Av
lona depict Albandi as the prey of
famine and aAPhrchz Business is at a
.standstill. Exports have-. teased and
imports are so small that:the people
face absolute starvattion. Flour and
meat are at exorbitant prices r' d
.other food can islcarcely be obtained -
Chlnes .parliameht DISmlved.
; Peking: The@ Chinese "-parliament,
which viruall ha been niokiexistnp t
for, monithI, was d efflitY d]Tissv~ei
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GOVERNOR HEARSA iA
THE' MINE OWNERS
DEPORTED .MINERS' LEADER C
GOES BEFORE GRAND JUR9.
Houghton, Mich.-So far as seeking
information was concerned, Gov. Is
Woodbridge L. Ferris of Michigan m
virtually completed his mission to di
the .copper *strike zone. There re- ci
mained the problem of a settlement, W
but indications were, that the gov- pi
ernor's activities in this direction
might be postponed. G
Chjef interest centered in the tes- tc
timony of copper mine operators. It al
largely was an historical discussion, N
although emphasis was laid on the S'
opinion 'of, individual mine officials it
that union' labor, as such, ,was not re- si
pugnant to them. They, however,
made it plain that the Western Fed- B
eration could hope for -o considera- P
tion from any company :sources. They
declared this position was unchange- of
After the conference with the mine t(
men..the governor met a delegation pl
of. Italian and ;:Finnish non-union ii
workmeh, who came to ask state pro
tection. They told the state execu- In
tive-they wer.' were subjected=' to ;daily H
said they had. ono use for .,the West n
ern Federation or any other union. 5'
The governor met Victor Berger, ca
Milwaukee;: Seymour Stedman, Cht-i
cago, and Charles. Edward Russell,
New York; who are investigating the g
situation for the national: executive a
compittee of the ':ocialist party. 10
A.-L. Peterman, a representative of a
the Calumet & Hecla Company, called
the attention of the governor to dis- It
crepancies between .the company's V
statistics aid those presented by the f
state labor commissioner on the E
He pointed. out that the latter's fig.
ures accounted for more than 20,000
men, whereas both sides. agreed that$
fewer than 15,000 were employed in e
the district when the trouble began.
He added that the. compgnies. were
willing to submit to an aatual count
of eniployes) and would open' their
books'" as a source of .information
If the union would do the same.
'Gov. Ferris gave no indication as
to whether such ,procedure .would, be
adopted. It has been. known, however,'
that he has investigators working un
der the state labor commissioner, and
presumably these men already ýhave
gone into .that phase of the situation.
Charles H. Moyer, president: of the
Western Federation, of Miners ap- t
peared before the grand Jury. He was
loudly -cheered ..by miners while :on
his way to the Jury room.
CAN'T EVICT, OLD EMPLOYES
Michigan Supreme Court Turns Down
Lansingi 'Mich:-.The. application of
the ,Quincy Mining ''ompany,; in :the
copper strike daistrict, for a :writ ,of
mandamus to 'compel Judgg ,O'Brien
of the circuit court to vacate his or
der In the eviction cases, as today 1
refused by the supreme court. When
.the circuit ,court commissioner' of
Hdiughton County ruled that the com
'pany had the right to tuih its Strik- ]
ins employes out of the company's
houses, 'Judge O'Brien Set aside the(
ruling.'. , . . "
Evelyn Fears Harry.
SSt. LouIs, Mo -"-It won't be long
before he does somhething to hurtime,"
said" ~velyn Nesbit Thaw after read
ing dispatches concerning the report
of the New Hampshire commission as
to the mental condition of her hus
band, Harry Thaw.
San Francisco.--Rudolph Spreckles
must pay to the Panama-Paciflc Inter.
national Exposition his lull suibcrlp'
tion of $25,000.
- Meteor 8tartles Frantw.- .i
Paris.- People of Western France
wbr startledl by the pu-sing of an
enorinoia meteor, whibch was seen at
Tours. The phenomenon took , the
form of ao, immense train of Intense
white flames rushing across the sky
at terrifi aspeed.
S.Dynr ite ri Found.
L'Anse, Mich. Disclosure of the.
fact that a Stick iof dynamite had been
fotund in the buildlht where the prose
etting attorney f this .county, has his:
office heI CaUsed sea eauation.
A FEDERAL GENERAL
DESERTS PRES. HUERTA
CROSSES BORDER FROM OJINAGA
AND 18 HELD BY PATROL.
Presidio, Texas.-Gen. Jose Mancil
la, one of the most prominent com
manders of the Mexican federal army,
deserted, crossed over to the Ameri
can side from Ojinaga, Mexico, and
was held by the United States border
Accompanied by his on, a captain,
Gen.. Mancilla gave h fictitious name
to the immigration officials, but later
admitted' his identity to .Maj. Mc
Namee,',' commanding, tle Uniteed
States troops, and asked for asylum
in this country. He had discarded his
sword on the Mexican side.
Ppnding orders from Brlig.Gen.
Bliss at San Antonio, the fugitive was
placed in custody.
Although Gen. Mancilla is the tirst
officer of rank. of the Huerta troops
to desert his post for foreign terri
tory, 300 or 400 of the regular troops
previously had crossed the border
G en.. Mancilla' was known as a fight..
ing general and a strong, supporter of.
Huerta's military regime.' He had
rebel .and his leaving the' arm was
said by rebels to indicate a gradual
crossing to this side of many more
Gen. Mancilla's crossing leaves nine
generals in the Ojinaga garrison.
Gen. Marcello Carevos, who was
wounded, was permitted to cross sev
eral days ago. :
The Red Cross and military author
ities and American. cavalrymen were
vaccinated :because r smallpox. was
found amogt .he 1,500 Mexican refu,
gees camped.on this side.,
Washington.---Word has . reached
Washington: that when President Wil
son and JohniLind conferred on board
the. cruiser Chester Mr. -Lind express
ed the, belief that. the waiting policy
of the United-.States government to
ward Mexico was certain to be re
warded with success., The president
is said to have' been, well satisfied
with the report of'. his personal repre
-Measures in preparation for . new
conditions that must arise', if: Mr.
Lind's judgmaent is well founded prob
ably would include :a. line of. impor
tant inquiries, directed to factional
leaders who might, be expiected to un
dertake the governament of Mexico in
a proyisional way at least after Huer
Sta's ,ireetre ent.
The severity and, long, continuance.
of battles in the neighborhood of Ojin
aga has led officials to the conclusion
that.there must be a weak spot.in the
American patrol,.through which am
munition is being snggled across the
MORSE -PLANS FOR INQUIRY
Would Launch Investigation by Con
-. 'grssional Committee.
S'Washington..-- tharles 'W. Morse,
º the former "ice king," one of the
most- spectacular, figures .in modern
I American finance and the principal
actor in a drama that lasted for a
- halt dozen years and carried him from
Ithe banking regions of New York to
Sthe Atlanta peniteftiarf is about to
write another chapter to his story.
- For U, 8. Ownership.
] Washington.-Representatlve Bryan
(Progressive) of Washington is pre
paring to bring up government own
- ership of railroads when \tha house
Stakes up the Alaskan railway bil'
next week. :
Aaalnst Suffrage. ,
.Washington.-Woman suffrage will
s.not be endorsed, approved or even
[considered by the Woman's National
" Democratic League at its annual con
vention, according to league leaders
Sunday's Immense Tabernacle.
Pittsbrgh, Pa.-Second only to the
t interest in >Rev. Billy Sunday's whirl
- wind addr~dses during his *recent
B evangelistic campaign here was that
I aroused by the immense wooden tab
ernacle wiich was erected under the
direction of his expertbullder to house
the throngs which: attended the meet.
SIngs, There was aiimple seating capac-.
lty for 10,000, persons in the great
:tsructure and the choir seated several
MOER STAYS IN
TELLS MASS MEETING OF STRIK.
ERS HE HAS RIGHT THERE.
GRAND JURY IS ATTACKED
If Union Men Indicted They Wi'
Claim Body liegal-Gov Ferris
Leaves-Makes No Direct At
tempt to Settle Strike
Houghton-Declaration of Charles
H Moyer that he intends to remain
in the copper strike district as long
as he wishes, intimations from union .
sources that grand jury proceedings
will be attacked on.legal grounds, and
the departure of Gov. Ferris without
making a direct effort to settle the
trouble, marked the progress of the :
local industrial war.
Moyer appeared before a mass
meeting of strikers and sympathizers
which crowded the largest hall in :
Hancock beyond its capacity Except
for his five minute address, the gath
ering had a decidedly ,socialistic
tinge, the other speakers including
Seymour Stedman, of the investiga
tion committee of the Socialist. party;
J. W. Lord of Peoria, Ill. and several
"I came back here because I had a
right to," said Moyer. "Under the
laws of Michigan and the Constitu
tion of the United States I am en-,
titled to protection. Those responsi
ble for my leaving violated the laws :
of the state and nation by taking the
law into their own hands. When.the
shot was fired into my back it was
not into Moyer alone, but that shot
reached every miner on the continent.
,It was a shot in the back of the work
"Ing class and especially intoothe back
of organized wage-workers."
The union leader said he had tele.::
graphed to the, governor that he ac
cepted the state executive's opinio.
that a conference between the me -- .-,i
and, employers would settle the di.. _.;
ticulty, and had asked him to propose
such action "to get the men back to
Interest in the jury proceedings.was
Intensified by the governor's declara
tion that he would take no executive
action while the judicial machinery of
the state was in motion. Attorneys .::.
eral of the state, in the jury room ,
had, voided the body's legality.
They- said there was no Michigan -, .
rule that would permit the county to
hire George Nichols as special prose
.Mr. Fellows was quick to defend
his course, saying that he not: only ,
was in the grand jury room, but had
questioned Moyer. "No statute on the
Michigan books prohibited this action,
and as chief legal officer of the state
I had a perfect right to, be present"
MAY INDICT STATE OFFICIALS
District Attorny. of ~ilster County,;
New York, to Act.
. New Yorlk.-Armed with tstimony ];:::
adduced' at District Attorney. Whit-.-: :*.:
man's John Doe inquiry. into state
hlghway 'graft, William D. Cunning-l
ham, distftct attorney of Ulster Coun-.
ty, returned'to his home in Kingston ,-,::;
purposuing, to convene a grand jury
and seek the indictment, he said, of
certain State officials. .'
The testimony of William . Mer
ritt, inspector for theState highway -!:
department at Ulstel, indicated that .'-:
cbntracts had been let at exorbitant
figures to contractdrs said to 1oe:".:i
iriendly to high officials of the high--:
way department. Mr. Whitman said::-:.
Merritt's testimony shoied the penal. i-i
code of the State had been violated. :
TO CONFER ON TRUST BILL
Members of,Committee Will Consult
. President WIlson.
WashingoI.-A general outline of
the tentative deafth of apiti.'trust legis
lation prepared by mas~rity members
of the.Hogse commlttee on the Judi
ciary for action by the full committee,
subject to a conference with Presl
dent Wilson, became known here.
While members of the committee
talked with the president some weeks
ago, the proposed bills so far have '
not the administration stamp, and :::
they will be discussed at a confer- -
ence between the president and the
committeemen" immediately following .. -
the president's return.
Biography of Great Evangelist.
Winona Lake, Ind,--While Rev,.
Billy Sunday, the noted evangelist,
was resting here recently, after a
strenuous campaign in Jonestown, Pa.,
he received word that the new biog
raphy, "The Spectacular Career of
Rev. Billy Sunday," was off the press.
It is the work of T. T. Frankenberg,
and the evangelist says it is a truth
ful account of his life.
Federals Capture Scouts.
Ojlnaga.--Federals drew the first
blood in the second big battle of Ojin
aga, which is believed to be beginning
after an intermission of five days,.
When a detachment of Orodo's car-
alry went out to sequt the hills to
the southwest they returned with 10 of
Villa's most trusted scouts rand flank
era, who had been out to the pass with
a message from the commander-in
chief. These prisoners will be given
the Mexican third degree, which al*
ways ends in the execution of prison;: