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VOL VI POINTrE-A-LA-IHA.CHE1.., OUISIAN. , SATU]RDAY, MAY 30 1914. NO 32 • , * l MI la ilt II A In HI i 11 11 11 Im l M IM LIGHTSHIP SINKS WITH CREW OF 25 HALIFAX No. 19 HITS ROCKS OFP COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA-81X BODIES RECOVERED. ALL VICTIMS SCOTCHMEN Place Where Vessel Hit Is One of Most Treacherous on Atlantic--Cana dian Government's Steamers Ordered to Make Search. Halifax,.-N. S.-The battered bulk of the new lightship Halifax No. 19 was found among the breakers on Lips comb Island, five miles from the main land. She struck during a dense fog and it is believed her crew of twenty five Scotchmen are lost. Six bodies bearing life belts ,have been recovered by the steamer Dufferin. Both life boats which the vessels carried were ,found. A search of the rock islands in the vicinity was made in the hope that some cf the c"ew had gotten through the surf alive. Word reached the Canadian marine department here that the hull of the j lightship was broken it two. The ship was on her maiden voyage from her builders' yaids at 'Paisley, Scotland, to take Up her station off Sambro Ledges, near Halifax Harbor. Capt, MacBeth and Chief Enaineer MeKen sie are the only members of the crew known here. The men were shipped in Glasgow. 'The government steamers Stanley and Lady L4auer were ordered to search for possible survivors of for .more bodies. The Canadian marine department feels little holpe that any pe 4a 'board escaped. Long rollers Sover the Jagged rockis with ter Seoe In the almest weather. ~ o i ts gie the ot a wide berth. t iJtlo~- e. the disaster h `the. Dfe.in when we ith three bodies. 1he eas d x Ad otbet Yr ; týs lidims" are bel to aden of' ofathe east tti.; Uj ` `and hiabout A ;. west ofeCape Cmnso. E ~··mbtlcn ~~fS Sf.rSUiL~ 14iyjs*'s :c* h:fwe at ie ~aMs* ma aw #i~*gw ~ REAR ADMIRAL BEATTY the North Atlanticfleet. l MORGAN DOMINATE FIGURE t Late Financer's Control of New Haven 1 Revealed in Mellen's Testimony. No One Would Oppose Him. t Washington.-Dominant control by a the late J. Pierpont Beorgan, not only Is t Iof the oficials, nut of the propertiesion of of the New York, New Haven & Hart- t ford railroad, was further emphasized a wheh formerth AtlaPresident Charlees . Mel le ofi the New Haven continued his testimony before the Interstate Com- E merce Commission. o Mr. Mevlen admitted trankly that neither he nor directors op the NewHim aven had the temerity openly to op-by thpoe late Mr. Morgpn's plans, although he ofsai the sometimes disagreed with him.es r of te delred, however, that Mr. Mort 'a' ' -dthent in Ainano!al transac ford railroa the d, wa sitionby the New l-ven of the Westchen ser proper,d his testimonyth wh bemillione o dollarse van lshbe, Mr. Mellen, who declared he did not approver of the purchase, in lated tdeclared, hadwevr, that Mr. Morgan lived the propert udgmenight in fiha been far moransac-e valuable than.t is today. o, too,a y wvith n the acquisition of the WorNestr, venhua andof the WesRochester railroad, in I hihed, Mr. Morlegan, Mr. Mellen said, was responsible for paying $15 a shai e i more thapprove the stok pureacly was ~, in . the Westeh~ester- transact~on, ised that had Mr. M organ according t M, property might. brhaook no b een far enoe,re valuable thans plat is todaithouy. So, too, with the acquisition of the Wor iterest. ':4OU i: E D IN A COLLISION ate. A IUO :i:$truc k by Traotion Clr--tXi-I 1f6pbua and Rochester railroad, in which. Plr; -BotrganMr. Burn. said, was responsible foeur peraonsg $ a were I mo r, fthan tshelleso, r miley was south. 1 S n then Wecsdther Vllt y tran C ,~itrOt.hs automobsilthoat a SThe .odeaf o ho.,. Miller,, tt .ithelCittihrns BRnk, ASha -F r p lersons weie; ASlilgrl, of lshorllte; osl, sater opTrv. C. Ea am, Ss ruck thea autom obil e a ..o6a-, Te,-l da, which Mi" lt'l - t. :;.M aof the tlienobankAe.h--. II!#, k'of th aum rbil epod ·6d enotctihhti ~~~siL. ___ BECKER CONVIITED FOR SECOND TIME JURY'S VERDICT FIRST DEGREE MURDER-THE FOREMAN SHEDS TEARS. ONLY ONE BALLOT TAKEN Defendant Granted Week for Any Mo tion Desired-New Witnesses in Second Trial Corroborate Evi. dence in First. New York.-Twelve men decided for the second time that Charles Becker was the arch conspirator responsible for the Rosenthal murder, which near ly two years ago awoke New York to a realization of corruption in the po lice department and opened a new era of police reform. Becker, once a police lieutenant, f was found guilty of murder in the first i degree. Only a pardon or Interference = again by the court of appeals can save him from following to the electric chair the four gunmen who shot Her man Rosenthal, the gambler, early on P the morning of July 16, 1912. The jury decided that the gunmen were Becker's agents. One ballot decided Becker's fate. It I was taken almost immediately after c the jurors returned from luncheon at t an uptown hotel, where they went p when Supreme Court Justice Sam el t Seabury had finished his charge. It c was unanimous for conviction. Tears a streamed .down the foreman's face as 14 he announced the decision and tears a stood in the eyes of several other ii jurors. They had agreed that the cor roboration which the district attorney p failed to present at the first trial to 9 support the stories of Rose, Vallon t and Webber, the three accomplices jý who turned informers, had been fur- b nished by new witnesses at the sec- o ond. Becker's counsel announced that he would appeal and gained a week's stay b for the preparation of his future cam- e paign, The defendant was granted a short meeting with his wife and his i brothers and then was taken back to his cell in the Tombs. e Bribery, Coercion and Perjury Are the Charges Made-Further Investiga- g tion by the Grand Jury. . - t Atlanta.--.Charges of bribery, coer- c I cion apd perjury made in connection I with efforts to obtain a new trial for c Leo M. Frank, under sentene of death ( I for the murder of 14.year-old Mary E Phagan, reualted in five indictments t being returned by the Fulton county randl jury. f The Rev. C. B. Ragsdale, recently I dIsmiased from the pastorate of a lo-I cal church on account of the repudia- t tion of an affidavit .pade by him in be half of the convicted .facto#y superin tendent, was indicted for p`erjuryJ, to gether with t. B. Barber, Arthur IThurman, a lawyer; Daniel 8. Lehon, representative of a natoional detective agency, and Carlton C. Tedder, -en igaged in detective work, were charged with subornation of perjury., Further investigation of the charges of improper influences in the noted 4 !murder case is to be made by .,the grand jury. 1 20 FOREST FIRES RAGING Dreaded Crown Fire Breaks Out in Washington--Hundrdds of Fire PighteM Are inS Field. Olympi, Wash.-Wafi weethr, ab senoe of rain an brisk wlins have led to a serious ft .fr sirtuations loIn, thislstate. w.tty fires are burning; Sprttcally none Is listed as tinder cop tisltnd the areaded crown fire which. klls ta .be s it p -.osaes, was run. ,nin& tbhtqiro tatio F.eiwls county, harvbi(tarted at Jndependence. Staite SForester Ferris has ordered eant al SWeasn WashlFnton coitv. fire war aens. Hip.eds of fire-fighters al ty di a ..n"the fleld for the Wash. . itonfgti'ret F$rb aioclation, the state and feetal authorities. P $ BIL TO BRAFT Ile (eonneitl on Wltlp t for ., Ldo-;.i ..... bit)were hand Seh4.vine British I a0 edfcer a l7~ te e i ght cvi-I i ~!* W e oi . ~t;de NAJ. PATRICK HAMROCK j SH Major Hamrook was In command ' of the state troops of Colorado whia fired on the strikers' tent colony at i< Ludlow. ROOT ARGUES FOR REPEAL New York Senator Holds Attention oft Senate For Five Hours-Says 1912 Law Violated. Washington.--Senator Root, Repub 1 lican member)of the foreign relations committee, held the senate's attention t throughout a five hours' speech in sup port of the administratigi to repeal 1 the tolls exemption of the Panama canal law. As the New York senator sat down, Senator Kern,'Democratic f leader, led the applause from the floor t and spectators in the galleries joined f in. The burden of the speech was to prove that the Hay-Paunceforte treaty provided that treatment accorded by t the United States to its .dwn citizens in the use of the Panama canal must be the same as that accorded citizens < of other nations. Senator Root declared the United States always had insis d on this broad principle of equalit and insist ed that the understandir of Henry 1 White, Joseph Choate,. JO h Hay and i Theodore Roosevelt, Aj cans who negotiated the treaty, ;ws that the equalily mentioned in toe convention ak cg u E question of exemption of American coastwise ves sels, the senator said the law of 1912 granting this exemption violated the equality agreement guaranteed by the treaty. This was true, he argued, be cause no real coastwise trade of the United States could pass through this canal 1,000 miles away; and conse quently what the law did was to ex empt a class of American over-sea trade of other countries. The tenator declared he was voting for repeal now because in the judg Tment of senators best able to judge the senate would not vote to arbitrate fthe dispute.) SEEKS.PEACE IN COLORADO Judge Ben Lndesy and Party of Wo men Plead With- President-Will S Try to See Rockefeller. Whshington.ste Feoeral intorvention to force an agreement between mine owners and minersin the Colotrto coal iaelds wasmurged on President Wilson by Judte en B. Lindsey and a delega tion'otColorado womeen. It was indi Scated later t san the president was willing to do everything within his con stitutional power to bring peace in Colorado, but that he believed the state should solaeethe difficulty if pos. sible. T ( Judge Lindsey announced that he planned to go to New.York with his i party of women and make an effort to asee John D. Ricketeiler, Jr., and urge him to submit the differences between mine aoperators and strikeras to arbi tra tio. [ President Wilson is Understood to have told thedecgation~ebat he was I deeply concernled "over the,Colorado ,[isituatirns and had no prbsent plan of f removing federal troops.ei the ought, thoWever, ·te state could set, tie the Sstrihe withou t jrther e.teral e.ter ierence. VATEREDiAlE RIF1 IN RIVER JdNew en rIndsey a and t North o W river, beltea onitres~ e n -iYork and iyto~ Siel wolo the Veter. W la sln gnh . afloatl deited all elt S'force ai age seept broadside fieldr wash ugd oygPes ieer gWest ad atr anI ebt tide prwaed titbt oa flpw o for te fleaet t urged he dy sa nn un dge tha him to i h re cs etrw:hen altt ~ srie itot <urter~eerliier MEXICAN ENVOYS RE MMY WITHORAW are WILSON MUST MODIFY DEMAND to FOR REMOVAL OF HUERTA Sot OR PEACE PLAN WILL FAIL. lent tinl tats HUERTA IS STILL OBSTINATE Cat tint for Insists That if He Retires He Will me Not Be Barred From Becoming on President, and That U. 8. Will rat Recognize Him. cht do sal Niagara Falls, Ont.-Unless Presi- 1 dent Wilson modifies his original de- be( mand for the unconditional elimina- cot tion of Huerta as provisional presi- ref dent of Mexico, the efforts of the the South American mediators will avail ly, I nothing and the peace cohference will rat end by the withdrawal of the Mex- I I ican delegates. ble Two courses are open .. sue United ma States government: dia First-The American envoys, Jus- dit tice Lamar and Mr. Lehmann, may ,f be authorized to make certain con cessions which will enable Huerta to 91' withdraw with the understanding that ou y. he will not be barred from becoming ag a candidate for oue presidency and n that in the event of his election he RI . will be promptly recognized by the d United States. Ve a Second - President Wilson may ,r withdraw his delegates from the con c ference and use the armed forces of ,r the United States in the pacification d pf Mexico. th, Just how Huerta is to be eliminated ev 0o is the vital point upon which the tic ;y American and Mexican delegates seem 1is y to be deadlocked. Other questions is Iave been discussed by the mediators wl ;t and the delegates, including the plan pp Ls of restoring the land to the poor, with Pa the object of ending peonage in "Mexv ha d lco, the nature and personnel of the Ci Is provisional government, the Tampico so t- incident and the landing of American a *y troops in Vera Cruz, but no positive ha ,d assurance of the success of the con- he to ference can be given until some final 1e decision has been reached as to the ts n elimination of Huerta. w1 a- m 2 Inspector of , Police, Who Was In. re te volved in Plot, is Removed By de Huerta - Arrests Likely. - ed Ve r \ th is Vera Cruz, Mex.-Huerta has nipped tb e- In the bud a plot involving trusted x officials and high generals of the army pl a to seize and kill him, according to ad. h( vices received from a reliable source of in the capital. ri . Assa result of the discovery of this tb plot Gen. Manuel Gasque, inspectorL)t to general iof police, has been supplantt re ed by Gen. Alberto Qufros, the eo youngest general in the army and he former direitor of the penitentiary. ca 0 Gen. Quiroa~ says:b "We have the names of 12 of the . plotters, but are permaLung them to remain at liberty in the hope that B some act of theirs may give us stronger evidence. When the proof H Sis all in my hands they will be ar 10 rested-wl olesale." > FEDERALS LEAVE SALTILLO a 12,000 FPederals Flee From Saltillo to tr ni San Luis Potosi--Rebels Are t in In Pursuit. , i STorreon, Mexico.--Evacuating (l;,. he tillo before the battle fairly had go( tw: s warm, the Federal forces of Gen. o Joaquoi Maas and Gen. Javier do e Mour, 12,000 strong, are in tafull flight Or n to the south, hoping to reach San Luis w i Potosl. before Vil)Ja' pursulng army t can overtakeq 'hem. Pursuit of' the , to Federals already is ou and the prbb- t. a ability is that they either will be met dl o by 5,000 rebels of Gene Torres 'and h of Gen. Gulterres's commandsi, who al it, ready are in the outskirts of San Luis e Potos, or overtaken 'by 13,000 cavalry E . Villa has sent after them. Rebel lead. ers here think the Federals will be annihilated before' they can get half way to San ILuis Potosi, across the 200 miles of desert. Saltillo is now the rebel provisional th capital. It has been so designated by t id Gen. Venustiano Carransa, who has r announced that he will proceed there tr s. without delay and will gather from the di je several points where they are now 3( le. scattered the rebel cabainet and gov in, ernment officials." Carranza will es- tt ti tablish his headquarte6r in'the state hi i palace, from which he went forth a th gt year and a half ago to organise an fr p army to tfight Hierta and avenge tht ti death of Madeto. Plot Against Huerta. H a Vera Cruz.,-American soldiers samdl jt. the residents of Vera Cruz, native and P, bo foreign, continue to Bhow keen inter o este n reportns from the capital tend. [,t ag to siupplt the bhory that an early effert will ib niade to iunseat President H a tthintoL ,a Miller repoart. d aini w.ho a to Tamupico tere a "pDro - a no fur at REBELS COME INTO FOLD Will Not Be Bound to Accept Finding, But Will Give Their Side of Con troversy to Mediators. Washington.--The Constitutionalists are preparing to send a representative to Niagara Falls to confer with the TI South American mediators who are en deavoring to settle the Mexican prob lem. This will be done with the dis tinct understanding that the represen tative is to give information as to Gen. Carranza's purposes, without commit- M ting the Constitutionalists to any plan for t~he pacification of Mexico that the mediators may determine upon. Vi Jose Vasconcelos, now at Montreal on a financial mission for Gen. Car ranza, is understood to be the man chosen to go to Niagara Falls. Men in close touch with the Constitutionalists said that he would arrive there soon. The question of taking this step has ha been the subject of several informal ta conferences between Constitutionalist A representatives and representatives of to the Washington administration recent- Lt ly, and it is understood that Gen. Car- pi ranza has given his consent. vi It was reported on apparently relia ble authority that another invitation may be sent to Carranza by the me- th diators to take formal part in the me- ' diation proceedings. For the present, 1i at' least, however, it is declared the tr Constitutionalist report dherely would A give the mediators information with out committing the leaders to any b agreement. YE i wi RUMORS THICK IN MEXICO n Vera Cruz Is Hotbed of Anti-Huerta w Plotting-Lozano Resigns as qt Cabinet Officer. tr ST1 Vera Cruz.-The disintegration of su the Huerta regime has begun. From 01 I every side come stories of the defec- pF tion of soldiers, officers and even min- ot I Esters. I Lozano, minister of communicationh, p1 s whose resignation followked the sup- o 4 pression of the Catholic organ El in h Paris, of which he was part owner, fo < has been forbidden to leave Mexico i City and is followed everywhere by ,t I secret service men. Lozano, although th l a reactionary, is a very able man and B has been considered Huerta's right- in l- hand man. 1 Rumors are current o fa quarrel be. th ! tween Huerta and .Gen. Garcia Pena, " who succeded Gen. Maass of the fed iera lforces jiuat outside the American see e has a n a ataI' ro man. Candido Aguilar, who turned or I. rebel followigzg the agsination of Ma- b dero, is now operating in the same PC section and his men have been report ed riding inside Pena's lines as though al there were an understanding between di 1 them. d This city is a hotbed of anti-Huerta of y plotting and rumor makes the former P I home of Gov. Dehesa the headquarters at e of the conspirators. Dehesa's son mar- in ried Garcia Pena's daughter, and if of Is there be any truth in the stories from It ,r thb rebel camp the acquisition to the - rebel cause of the general has been .e effected at confrences held in the De dL hes house, where delegates of both r. camps have met without interference L by the American secret service men. a BELIEVE SILLMAN IS SLAIN [ High Offloials Fear the Worst-Prom fi - lss Have Been Disregarded 80 ii Often by Federals, ' I Washington.--With a desperate te fight in progress at Saltillo and the 1 city entirely surrounded by Villa's o troops, interest in the Mexican situa- c tion centered on the fate of Consul it SBilliman. The state deP/artment be- 0 lieves Villa will take Saltillo and it k is reported that Villa plans to find out, C as soon as he enters the City, just 54 what happened to Silliman. *. Consular Representative Carrothers, c ie who is with Villa, has already been b t ordered to. determine immediately a 1 what happened to the vice-consul ' ; I there. ,High officials here fear the ti I wbrst. They declare the promises C "!that he would be produced have been 1( dt disregarded so often that they believe q i he has been slain. ti " EXECUTE FEDERAL GARRISON e Report Rdaches Washington That a i Rebels Put to Death Entire Force Y e at Teple - Over 300 Killed. n If Washington. - Mexican advices in ti I the dispatches to diplomatic circles re u port that when Constitutionalist el troops captured Tepic they put to e death the entire Federal garrison of W 300 officers and men. "1 Dispatches also confirmed reports -l that Gen. Obregon's forces were ;e hastening on to Guadlajara and that al there was great apprehension among a foreigners in that city. Bandits from t the mountains were reported to be C menacing the city. HUERTA WILL NOT RESIGN l Preldent Says That Peace Delegates S Have No Instructions to Offer i I His Resignation. a y Mexico !ity.-Provisional President t Huerta, in -t)e course of an interview, c said: "The Mexican peace delegates have h no instructions to offer my resigna. ttion at the conference at Niagara , Falls-, . ' '! The president spoke with energy, f'-standing erect, and emphasising his words with a characteriatic gesture. SLOW PROGRESS BY LEGISLATURE TIME BEING TAKEN UP WITH DE BATE-WOULD REVIVE HORSE RACING MONEY LENDERS TO FIGHT Visit Baton Rouge-Representative Huber Would Have Reduced Car Fare for Children. Western Newspaper Union New. Service. Baton Rouge-Since the ligslature has been in session the time has been taken up mostly with a few big bills A bill has been before the law body to revive racing in its old worm in Louisiana. It i~ said that under the proposed law gambling would be re vived. Attorneys and others representing the woney lenders of New Orleans were in Baton Rouge to oppose the "loan shark' bills that have been in troduced in thr, Senate, and House. Attorney Joseph Casey of the Third Ward was among the Orleanians who began work here in the hope of pre venting the passage of a bill that will put the money lenders out of bust ness. Notice was given by Representative Huber of the Eleventh Ward that he will introduce a bill in the house re quiring street 'Lf!ay companies td transport children at reduced fares The bill, it was said, will have strong support from New Orleans. The New Orleans railway company and the com panies operating street car lines in other cities will oppose it The House Committee on Capital end Libor ordered a favorable teport on a bill by Mr. Jones of Jackson, i ing a standard scale of measurement for saw logs and naming the Scribner. Doyle scale as the legal measuring stick in Louisiana. The hearing on the bill developed the fact that five scales of measurement are.now used in this state, andltl of them differing widely. Mr. Jonei told the committee that one concern in Louisblea il "stealing from tlmbermen $5,00 as nually by the use of what is known as the Louisiana' ntasuring.. stick"_ ordered favorable'eports on three bills by Mr. Samuel of Caddo, the first.d l powering mqnicipalities unader 1;000 inhabitants to regulate the opening and closing of ~eat markets on 8$ua days, the second requiring electric railway companies to equip both ends of cars With solid vestibules for the protection of motormen, conductors and passengers, and the third amend ing the law regulating the employment of women and children so as to make it apply to mertantile establishments WALTERS GETS SENTENCE Life Term in Louisiana Pen for KId. naping Dunbar Boy. Weatern Newepper Unlee News Beeeve. Opelousas.-"4 jury of honorable men found y6W guilty but modi. fled their verdict which spared your life, and I now pass sentence on you, Saccording to law, which coafines you to life imprisonment in the state pent tentiary for the balance of your natural life." The worlds, attered by Judge Parvy, closed another chapter In the evedt. ful career of William C. Walters, itin erant Carollna tinker and convicted kidnaper of Robert Dunbar, child of C. P. Dunbar and resident of Opelea sas. Attorney E. B. Dubuisson ot Walters counsel immediately announced that he had all his papers ready for an appeal, and asked quick action by Judge Pavy so that he could place Sthe case before the Louisiana Supreme Court during the session which ad SJourns June 30. Acting on this re quest, Judge Pavy made the case re turnable June 1. He has not lost confidence In his attorneys, and still awaits ultimate acquittal of the charge of kidnaping. Walters' one wish Is that he may be able to come back to 0pelousas 100 years hence, when he expects to find most of the people absolutely insane and suffering from some terrible disasm ter. ,Many Attend Masonic Funeral, Oakdale.-There were about 1,500 persons from the neighboring com munities in attendance at Palestine Church, a country place about 18 miles west of here, when the Masons from the various lodges met to conduct a Masonic funeral over the remains ef Calvin Simmons, who was a promdnent Mason and a past master of Sam Todd Lodge No. 182, Sugartown, La. Plancheville.-While the 11-year-old son of J. Oscar Lemoine, a farmer ir ing in the lower Chroupique vicinity, about three miles from Plaucheville, was driving a cow from a pasture, the cow, angered at a dog, rushed on young Lemoine, catching ,him on her horns and throwing him against a picket fence, where the boy caught Sthe top of the fence to hold and aganla was hooked, being thrown over the fence. He escaped with a cut on the thigh about two and onehalf inches long and about one ainch deep.