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VOL VI . POINTE-A-LA-HACHE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, MAY Ifi 1914. N 30 TAKES EXCEPTION TO ADDED FACES HUERTA CONSIDERS ARMISTICE BROKEN BY U. 8.--CHARGES BREACH OF AGREEMENT, THANKS 'THE MEDIATORS Message to Mediation Board is Con. sidered Nothing Lose Than a Polite' Dismissal - Will Fight to Last, Mexico City, via Galveston, Texas.-. That Gen. Huerta considers the armis tice between the United States and Mexico as having been violated by the order from Washington authorizing the landing of the Fifth army corps and large numbers of troops at Vera Cruz was indicated by a high official of the Huerta government. Gen. Huerta's advisers are urging him to declare the armistic broken and to prepare for a renewal of hos tilities. A p ' minent fdreign diplomat said that Gen. Huerta considers the mill tary activities of the United States army at Vera Cruza and reports re ceived here that large reinforcements will probably be sent to Gen. Funston as a breach of the agreement entered Into between his government and the th United States, and. that: he has In- mi structed Senor Roberto Estava, Ruiz, -'l Mexican minister of foreign affairs, to cable a protest to the A;B C media- Ma tore' commission, complaining against the action of the Washington govern- Sto ment. C Neither Gen. Huerta nor Senor Ruiz would discuss the situation. Senor Rui said, however, that Gen. V huerta had instructed him to. cable Wh the mediation commission and express thr4 to Its memabers his thanks for their min Sfi0lts to avert a war between the Jali ' aitt kto and Mexico.tort wF I uu'"i t uhat meant that len. .it.rt cosidMels4 the action of the stor '- ib is a letIs tIag, the tth , 0ptlig s at 1es 0 and. . t her 'lio.theworof the°ilt totl that a burn, aueta gdies thed UL~thed ud Ssay tg ti position which wbc i P. m' e -G 4qzpw Itar ntd ~~C -v ~ -uwi i~;of VI CTORIANO HUERTA G Al ci at in M at Conul WorkarHard to Rele the-Who Are in aner re al iti nc in Nthreew photograph of General Huerta vor the defi Hoant ditator of Mexco in his th military uniform and wearing all his medals, y nntmer MOB KILLS TWO AMERICANS o th Story Told By Arrivals at Vera Cruz. frt Consul Work- Hard to Release tb Others Who Are iachen Danger. re Vera Cruz.-nwo Americans named ed White and Williams, were killed and three others wounded at the El Favor ke mine, in the Hostotipaquilla district of det Jalsco, by anti-American mobs, named V cording to refugees from Mexico City st who have just reach be herld . Their ontep stories cannot be confirmed. 0 at Consul Canada has sent Phillip Wal- cc her e to seek the rease of twelve Amer s Weimheld by ormern. Navarette. dstwill first 'o tin Mexico City on n et now chtedtntals from the Brastailas-n ,1 ,~pam uidver to try to save twelve nld tis oi therians betional B held at Tiaco- , talpan. Two Americans, named Hill be and Gibson, are being held at Montepio th and there is no may to rescue them. A. A. Weimer, former manager of th BrUdstreetto agency in Mexico City, bE and now chief of the section of statihom ar tics of the National Bank of Mexico, th mwlo tas arrived here, declares that i a there is no doubt ,that Huerta is pre- 'S paring to flee to C ,tral Amor trl pr "erhee are more tha 10,000 Asper- A ltan . Tie rlcapital, ot of whom are n rb t leave o..ex accout of lack of At mone, tiey havin ,lost, everyt hing diig he tour years of revolution." Geb np as nh the frst ~afl iny 'iniu. It iali sit for trial of hiasispeArst *h ring the first ofaF Wilie the7 were concealed in boltsa ,n th harbor. ianpo~se penalties, ineluding the death ti HUERTAS REGIME IS NEARLY OTER GENERAL IN CHARGE AT VERA CRUZ SAYS THAT DICTATOR IS LOSING HIS GRIP. PREPARE FOR THE ADVANCE About 50,000 Troops WIll Be Mobilized at Vera Cruz 8o as to Be Ready for Dash to Mexloo City. Anarohy Feared. Washington.- Upon receiving a long cipher cablel from Gen. Funston at Vera Cruz ,Secretary Garrison called into cqnference at the war department Maj.-Gen. Wotherspoon, chief of staff, and the entire general staff of the army. Later Secretary Garrison said Gen. IFmston had transmitted information refugees had brought from Mexico City as to conditions in the Mexican cap ital. The secretary declined to com ment on them. He said, .however, that no aggressive movement by the Amer ican forces had been ordered. It was understood that the refugees from Mexico City .had informed Gen.' ce Funston of the critical aspect of affairs t in the Huerta regime; that a collapse Al might be expected momentarily, and C that conditions of anarchy might ensue. The purpose of Gen. Funston in mak ing known these reports to the war p_ department was believed to be to ad vise the Washington administration of M the possibilities that might develop from a fall of Huerta, in order that if the American army is compelled to rescue foreigners or restore order it Cc will be fairly equipped. for such an l I expedition. ha Though not officially stated, it is known that high officials of the war pr department were anxious to place at .Vera Crus or on transports within no stitiking distanc~ a large enough force, perhaps 50,000 or 60,000 men, to make th an expedition to Mexico City if it be- to comes necessary. O'flcials of the war department are tic known to believe that ii an advance on Mexico City is ordered, it will be St a~lrktoroe qiod, ýhqw1 the- ,8 natives the futility of resistance, whereas a division of 15,000 men might Se be subject to several attacks along ep the route, with possibly big losses. American ,army officers also regard as the situation at Vera Cruz as likely to become desperate in the event that - anarchy breaks out in Mexico City, or the forces of Gen. Maas should make to an attack on their own initiative,'irre- , . spective of the Huerta government's I promise of a suspension of hostilities to against the/United States. p1 I ot !A HOTBED OF CONSPIRACY be Twenty Different Juntas in Mexico H City Plan Huerta'e Downfall. Has Much to Contenid With. SVera Crus.-+-The highway from here r to Mexico City is free to all, but the in SAmericans have Imiosed one restric- 2 tion-that those who puss either way c shall not .l)e permitted to return. Retugees arriving here from the cap- T ital report that the city is again rela Stively quiet, but the other day" they h say two American women were caught by the miob iR the Zocalo, beaten, their clothes" torn from their backs and fored .to Watch ,a procesilon, thei prin cip atfrea r of whlich wa# a :donkey Swearing a mask represetting Presl Sdent Wilson's face, while attached to Sand triling from the ainarls ta was b ! the stari and tripes. h Euerta recdently so nded all the Sebel leaders i ,aatla to their willing ness to embie forces' IqSt the rlnited Statae He is s. a'tb have of. fared to- submit to another election, 9 S the 'oteotets to be mo etisted under ' any ised leader. His offer miet r. with to entht iu l and gained him no Iupport, exi on, the west coast, where various squall bodies of rebelAd L have Joned theyfe4eial garrisons. In this lisht cars nsa0 derision to a~cept the Amercan oc0itption of Vera Oils xirio City Is now the h6totb . f t r. *I, ll.h : to bingab ot.; a'p . I-J to ;5swihich wodit conipef Ewrtqu as re-" a temnat in fAtr dt thei ditfferent L .a. i ...ate .. ,t :an·: Pleg aL- eral wealthy sea from Coloridoe pringsand Coro spite, na ipaiLtt fit a naYlst to the I ( orona Tali and scaled one of hi ',rusuatoi~a-.p RAJ. SMEDLEY BUTLER A E In it f, .e ;y Lt r- t Ms Ma. Smedley Butler of the marine ( n. corps was In command 'of the forces ij *s that extended the operajtions of the I ie Amercans beyond the .city of Vera a id Cru. He Is a son of Representatlve c ,. Butler of Pennsylvania and has seen c k. service in Cuba, China and the Philip- e ir pl nes- _ f MEDIATORS TRYING HARD if I Washington.--Gen. Carransa and the Constitutionalists / were practically eliminatedfrom the proceedings of the three South American envoys who Is have undertaken to solt0 the Mexican ir problem by diplomacy. 'In a telegram to Gen. Carranza the 'mediators an at nounced that in view o his refusal to agree to an armistice with Gen. Huerta they withdrew their invitation to. him to send a personal praentative to r participate in the medition negotia tions. 2 SThe mediators told the Constitu tionaligt leader that long as he mai1tained his attitud eyg must de e envoys what".subjects aspecial repre e sentative might be required to 'dis-. cuss, pointing out that it the general e problem of pacifying Mexico were to be approached he could not authorize I any one to participate in the nego t tiations. He reiterated t"hat he would consent r to mediation only on the incidents e which had brought about a controversy t "between the United States and Mex- d ico," holding that he was the consti- t tutionally chosen leader to whom com plaint about the insult at Tampico and t other offenses originally should have I Sbeen made. _ _ °IHUERTA FEARS VILLA MOST Vera ,Cruz.-Francisco Villa, the Srebel commander, may not make his e0 intended descent on Mexico City be. c- fore the lapse of another three months, Y I according to a prominent business man who arrived here from the capital, P* The refugee says Gen.. Huerta is still . sending Federal troops northward, as She apparently dreads more the poa st ble apptoach o0 Gen. Villa than an Ir advainee of the Americans, Gen, Villa, is proceeding leisurely Ssaid the refugeo, if he has the inten ' tion of moving on the capital. Both Monterey sad ~altillo are believed in to Mexico City to 1hav~e been evacuated by the Federias, who arc sald to have fallen back 'or Ban Luis PotosLt i Gen. Huerta, he asserts, has done nothing to ishow he anticipates a for. ward niovement of tie American army or e..Btets in theevent of such a move- a ~ ient to rer soious resistance. " The g~ve rnmet powder ifactory is a reported to.be t~ining out da~ily some ,no 00 bs. These are un. 'l dertood toe intended for defense 1 aghainst yen. Villa or Emlliano Zapata, 1 the soaher rebel. The refugee said t' 'ethat for shipping a dozen or more hInihi tot:the headquarters of t ofen. ai~ sta Raeo il and a Ike number t as (n:. Gillera-o Rublo Iavaret at u -ala aid Uapes of dynamite fqr o i m ig the aJlholad bridges; nothing t mt f r hialis bIeakone by Gen. Huerta ii tprlpard for@ tance on thie road d t Vera Cir :t the capital . i b Reb .a'yter Ar-ted." r to ,Lred?, Te~ iitWith a rsge sm I qca~ptttoat airmy Major f' asiballe;~i~tb1atrrrblid by the 0 Siu$~if Rtatee tvar)ty patrol near Bar a alveIstoe -Ttxp 0m is plot hi tfbIip there aiad sceordiuj to d -~he;Orbit~dtioe II c'it·;,c·c1 1 II ALL OVER LOUISIANA NEW ORLEANIAN N IS A REAL HERO GASTON SCHMUTZ STICKS TO HIS ST POST AT AGUAS CALl. ENTES. HIS FLAG IS NOT REMOVED Hi Sullen Leader of Mob of Toughs Is In Driven Away From Consulate by Consult's Firm Attitude. Western Newspaper Union News Service. We Quarantine, La.--Gaston Schmutz, a New Orleans man, and American con- sec sul at Aguas Calientes, Mexico, stands wb out as one of the real heroes of the by Mexican situation. The story told by ter those having dealings with Consul hu Schmutz, prove conclusively that the lat s Orleanian stood manfully to his task dl( " in the darkest hours of the trouble. j " He did not leave, even, though he was poi I ordered to do so, until the last Ameri- Bo " can was safely on his way to the the coast. He then followed, but where- ho ever he found people in trouble or she danger, Consul Schmutz tarried to an help them. ho H.' G. Bretherton, vice consul at the Aguas Calientes, who came here on the tw e liner Monterey, vouches for all that is otl told about his superior's conduct. Mr. 1 Bretherton is a native of Butte, Mont, an o and has served under Consul Schmutz 29, for two years. Gr "Mr. Schmutz covered himself with fal glory," said Mr. Bretherton. mt "The consul spent days and nights Ju, a going through the district adjacent r, m to Aguas Calientes doing all in his ,, : power to assist Americans, as well as Tb · people of other natiotqilities. April th 22, a mob of several hundred Mexi i.. cans, mostly roughs sad young boys, to 1e marched up to the building occupied At e. by the American consulate, and when pa Mr. Schiiitz p *demanded that e. "Mr. Schumtz stood ibt the half' 1t s. of the doorway," declared Mr. Breth- inj 1 erton, "and told the rabble that he ba Scould not comply with their request. to In orgder to gain time we telephoned es D. the Governor, and he lost no time inM coming to our assistance. But before lei It his arrival, however, the sullen lead to ers of the mob told Mr. Schmutz that ,y they would tear the American flag the X. down with their own hands, and raise ,. the Mexican colors in its stead." . "Reaching behind him on a small 4 table, Mr. Schmutz picked 'up a Colt's TI re regulation forty-five, and in a loud voice he informed his visitors: 'You ipay take this flag down, but you will have to do so over my dead body.' T The flag stayed where it was." GC Consul Schmutz still is in Mexico, and he may stay *there until the State t Department orders him to leave. He is is well liked by the better class of Mexicans, as well as his own country Smen, and his noble stand in the pres- pr 8 ent crisis has .won him universal com l mendation. Mr. Brdtherton is of the opinion that many of the stories now le Sbeing told by the refugees are ex aggerated, and this does a grave in Justice to some of the people in Mexi co, who have all along deplored the te Sstand of Huerta and other so-called Mexican leaders. a LOUISIANIAN ON THE LIST ro - pre London Suicide Alleged to Have Eight dii e Wives in America. ad y London.-According to the manager syI a of the club of which he was a mem- as ber, Henry C. Fitzgerald, known also tel I1 as "Major" Fitzgerald, who killed him- sal le self at the Charing Cross Hospital tic na Thursday, had eight wives in America. In e Whiile Fitzgerald was on a trip, accord- to a, ing to the club manager, he instructed du id the manager to open his letters. ar r Among Fitzgerald's correspondence, ch; f the club manager said, wert appeals poi ar from eight women, all signing them- to it selves as Fitzgerald's wives, and ask-i Ge rr ing him to return and provide for ha ig their support. 9ne letter from Lou-a : a isiana begged Fitzgerald to return. It th LC declared that the woman who wrote Im it no longer could keep secret her marriage. A Franklin.-A municipal election was we L .teld here to elect a mayor and five an ie coucilmen to serve for two years. The Eq r following officers were re-elected with- of oe Jt opposition: Chas. Lauve, mayor; Hm councilmen, W. 8. Berwick, J. E, Lous- Fr talot, M. Morris, R. l. O'Neill, Jacob Mi Anderson. an St .'Two Baton Rouge Cit'lsens Die. a Baton Rouge.-Withbin atl hour Sun to day night Baton Rouge lost two of i. her most prominent citizens. Ben R. i4. Mayer, .who was widely known for Ca la his puie: slrlt, was seized with an re attacklh'iat indigestion while vis- E. iting at thle of his mother.inlaw, Ha M; Irs. Sn;,UnU*iideisohn, and died a cal Sew hoursel age of 9 years. pre An hour bO $4~ aker, veteran ta! conductoIr -otbr 8 MIisaip- del Vblloey. rm *ohd dead at an Msi fim-~ihowfj- lliil~[ 44. h NEGRO DESPERADO I HUNTED TO DEATH IS ST. JAMES CRIMINAL IS OR FROM BUILDING FIRED OV~' HIS HEAD. D HAD KILLED AN ENGINEL Is In Ten Days Sylvester Washingt, Had Killed Two 'Vhite Men and Wounded Others. Western Newspaper Union News Service. a St. James, Ia.-Driven out for thyt I- second time by flames from a building ts which had been fired over his head he by a posse, his clothing ablaze, Sylves )y ter Washington, negro desperado, ul hurled defiance at his pursuers here he late Friday and fell dead his body rid sk died with bullets. [e. Before being brought to bay by the as posse, the negro had killed Charles ri- Bohn, railroad engineer, member of he the pursuing party. Bohn died two e- hours after being wounded. He also or shot and slightly injured John Millet, to another member of the posse, whose horse was killed under him.' Within at the last 10 days the negro had killed ie two white men and wounded two is others. [r. The tragedy today is the sequel to t, an attempt to arrest Washington April tz 29, following complaints of citizens of Gramercy. The negro at that time th fatally shot Deputy Sheriff T. C. Si mon of this parish and wounded i Judge A. M. Malancon. Simon was at rushed to New Orleans for treatment, tns ,ad died in a hospital there April 30. The negro had been in hiding since il that affray. Bloodhound) trailed the fugitive s, to the Sidney plantation, near here. d After wounding two membets of the In posse, he took refuge in a barn. The atwas set' e. Filled with came out, his elghing all ablaze. See ing no avenue of escape, he dashed Ie back into the building. In a short while he emerged again, hurling curs es at his pursuers. He carried his n rifle, which had been rendered use less by a bullet which had been fired by a member of the posse which broke the magazine. The posse fired, and the negro fell dead. TO MAKE AN EFFORT TOWARD TAX REVISION ill y0V. HALL ISSUES STATEMENT o, CORRECTING A POPULAR ate MISUNDERSTANDING. le of Western Newspaper Union News Rerviee. Y Baton Rouge.-To correct the Im * pression which seems to prevail that m- he would not bring the subject of tax he reform at the coming session of the ' legislature Gov. Hall issued the fol - lowing statement: In- "An impression appears to have Sarisen that no legislation will be at he tempted at the coming session of the ed General Assembly on the subject of Sassessments. This is due to a mis understanding. "There are certain evils of the present system that had been reme t died so far as they can be without the adoption of an entire new plan. To undertake a radical revision of our er system, or, rather, lack of system, of mn assessment and taxation as was, at so tempted in 1912 Would require the in- submission of a number of constitu al tional amendments. Our experience ia. in 1912 teaches that an effort thus 'a- to devise a new plani or system pro. ed duces so much confusion and there are so many interests to olfipose any ,e, change whatever that it will be im lI possible without a thorough campaign n- to secure its adoption. Besides, the Ik- General Assembly would probably not or have the opportunity in the rush of nu- a regular session to give the subject It the thorough consideration that its te importance would require." Franklin Women Organizing. lranklin.-A woman suffrage club n went into permanent organization here, ye and will be known as the "Franklin be Equal StUffrage Club." The following - officers were elected: Mlrs. Maggie r; Hanson Lawless, president; Mrs. is. Francis Borah, vice presildent, and Db Mrs. Laura O'Neil Himel, secretary and treasurer. Columbia Oil Company. - Columbia.-A company has been or of ganized here to bore for oil. The Scapital stock is $150,000, and the di in reuters are C. A. Kerr, R. R. Redditt, SE. O. Schweger, 8. P. Walker and A. J. ,, Hasbrouch, with C. A. Kerr of Chi a cago, president R. R. Redditt, vice .s. president, and E. O. Bchweger, secre-, m tary-treasurer. Lands near he* unI. p. der option are believed to contain oil at and gas. The comlpany is believed to have large financieal backing. LOUISIANA RICE CROP TO BE SHORT LAST OF THE 1913 CROP HAS BEEN MARKETED AT LAKE CHARLES, SIEW PLANTING PROCEEDING ~'timated That There Will be a Re. duction of 25 Per Cent in Southwest Parishes. ,rn Newspaper Union News Servnle. ..ke Charles.-The sale of a small quantity of rice by the Southern Rice' Growers' Association marked the end of the 1913 rice season so far as the farmers are concerned. Practically all of the rice, except that saved for seed, is now out of their hands, due to the buying campaign by the mills beginning about the first of March after a depressing winter. In the past 60 days probably 300,000 sacks have been bought in the three southwestern parishes, at fair, though not bonanza, prices. Planting for the 1914 crop is pro ceeding very slowly, owing to the cold spring and frequent rains, and Only a small part of the acreage is planted. It is estimated that the south west Louisiana acreage will be fully 25 per cent less than in 1913. The Texas reduction will be fully as large and acreage along the river will also be somewhat curtailed. Only in Ark ansas is an equal acreage to 1913 promised. HIS FRENCH SAVED HIS LIFE New Orleans Man Tricks Would-be. Assailants. Western Newspaper Union News Service. Quarantine.--"Bon jour, senor," fol: IQ ed b .a fusilade of properlty ac that saved F. N. Tebeuft, a New Or leans man living at 2017 Peters Av enue, while he was making his way through Mexico for the coast. Reb els and Mexican soldiers were on all sides, and to assert American citizehn. ship seemed like inviting death. Mr. Lebeuf was manager of the Constancia Plantation Company's enterprise, 80 miles up from Puerto Mexico. He is accompanied by George H. Douglas of Covington. "I was mighty thankful to know that my complexion and appearance en abled me to pass for a native-born Frenchman," averred Mr. Lebeuf. "My escape from Mexico is due largely to - my ability to speak the French lan guage fluently, and I was able to es cape much of the abuse handed out to my American countrymen." Mr. Lebeuf left his position in Mexi co without anything worth mention, ing, as he had no time to gather up his belongings. Mr. Douglas reached Puerto Mexico some days before he did. He seld: 'There is no ossibility of anything resmbling permanent peace being re stored in Mexico until the United States goes in there and teaches the population a good lesson." The peons especially exhibit the utmost contempt for us, but they dare not treat Eq· glish, German or other nationalitie@ in the same manner." SHERIFF WAS RESTRAINED Federal Court in Louisiana Prevents Sale of Bankrupt Seizurs, Shreveport.-Fe eral Judge Alec Boardman signed an order restraining the sheriff of Franklin parish from selling merchandise and other proper ty seized from W. B. Newsom, on suit brought by the Little Rock Furniture Manufacturing Company. The sheriff is cited to show cause in the federal court why the property under seizure should not be surren dered to a receiver or trustee in bank ruptcy. The restraining order fol lowed involuntary bankruptcy pro ceedings brought by New Orleans and Louisville creditors. Dr. Dowling In Ohio. Baton Rouge.-Dr. Oscar Dowling. president of the State Board of Health, is in Columbus, O., where he went to address the Ohio State Medi cal Society on "What Louisiana Is DI)oing Toward Sanitation." On thb return trip Dr. Dowling will stop at) Memphis. Deputies Probe a Big Fire,. New Iberia.-Called to New Ibera[" by Mayor Fonteliue, Special Deputy! Frank W. Smith of the state fir marshal's force is making a searchin investigation of the sspiclousness o( the fire which threatened the Levyt building, occupied by Jules Landly1 as a saloon and restaurant, with de4 struction Saturday morning. The 'a vestigation conducted by Deputy Smit, proved that the origin was the work oe an incendiary. Coal oil and gaspline were found to have been used. :." - . , . " , ' . . -t ' .