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VOL VI POINTE-A-LA-HACHE, LOUISIAN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 1914 . NO. 3 Important Louisiana News SABINE:RIVER IS 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 liows: "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 to Logansport." 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 South Rampart. $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 4'- .i; . . . . : ., -.. , .i,: : 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 leans. - 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. Snowden. . 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 is president. ,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 $22,329.- ; DIES TRYING TO SAVE HIS CHILD MAN JUMPS IN FRONT OF TRAIN TO RESCUE GIRL-BOTH. KILLED. 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. Washington.--Representative Mor 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 the bill: "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 . - . •. . . ... . , . . • , :. . . . ., . . BUSINESS SESSION iFORI CONGRESS 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 '- .4. : . t, / . - .. . 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 b: .... ani ion. - ' ,,' -- . - YACATION \,R ?,... 4 .. 4 ., ' ; i. . I" I J' 1 i. .t : 1. " (Copyright.) 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 able. tC 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 strike situation.. 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 Minibw Concern. 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 patrol. 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 federal: troops. 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 sentative . -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 ling. 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 COPPER COUNTRY 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 local Socialists. "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 work." 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 cutor, .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;: era .