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VOL VI POINTE-A-LA-HACHE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, JUNE 20 1914( NO 35
ALL OVER LOUISIANA
COMPROISE IN I
-.1MO1R0 TAX FIGHT
FACTIONS AdREE TO EXEMPTION
OF SCHOOL FROM THE OPER
ATION OF THE LAW.
We.tern'Newuplper Union New. Sevce . .
Baton Rouge.-The "third battle of
Monroe," elided in a compromise.
Leaders of both political factions ac
cepted a proposal submitted by ReDp
resentative Delos Johnson of Whah
lngtoi, chairman of the House Com
mittee on Education, to amend the t
Butler bill exempting the Monroe I
school from the operation of the 3-mill t
school tax.. It was further agreed to I
amend.the charter of the city of Mon- t
roe so as to take in certain territory <
In Vhe Third and Tenth wards of Oua
chita perish. 1
The amendment to the Butler billI
pr1vide* that all cities that maintain I
their own schools expending not less I
than 3 mills, which operate, such 2
schools by legislative authority, shall -
be exempt from turning over to 'par
ish school boards a 3-mill school taxi
so long as such cities maintain and i
conduct schools free to the youths of I
the parish, under the. upervision of '1
the State Board oi- Education, pro. t
i vided they shall' takeW t part in. the i
election of parish school bqards and I
Ishall not be subject to the juridtc- I
'the amendment was fnserted Intoe
the Butler bill brythe''COmmttee, on
.Bduation, and the meature was tieu i
Bfpgatly reported to the house. The.
;.w ee of the compromise by the I
E~ tions removes another bone
9 t 'tt imt thr . the.Legislature..
> tpeds From All fvrer t
c to ra W h IbI t sounty.
+ ib Ia.,Fm nd nuilA t,
,+ k .... . bt .
RACING MEASURE L
GIVEN ITS QUIETUS 1
VOTE WAS 55 TO 50 ON A MOTION 81
TO INDEFINITELY POST.
Western Newspaper Union News Se_sce. ,
Baton Rouge.--Attended by excite
ment not witnessed here in years over P
a measure in the Legislature, the Lou
isiana House of Representatives Tues- U
day at 5:20 o'clock defeatedl the bill C
that would have made horse racing in 9i
Louisiana poss!b!e.. The vote 'was 55 ft
to 50 on a motion to indefinitely post- tl
pone, and was equivalent to killing 01
the bill outright. Only five meinbei* tl
of the house were absent. ci
Those for and against the measure tl
had sent workers froin all sections of tl
the state to Baton Rouge, and this
force was augmented by the arrival t
hele of a special train bearing almost t
2i men from New Orleans. These
wel working for the bill. cl
At-each session of the Legislature n
sinde 1908, when hotse race gambling a
was abolished In Louisiana; there has rI
been talk of introducing a bill to regu- b
'late and restore the sport. Not until C
this session was such a bill put for- n
pward, however. Four weeks'.go the t
Reinhardt bill was inro"ed. At
first .it was not generally en se
riously because even many, of those
who favored it did not think it had a tl
ohance. Its friends began tot grow
itn numbers, however, .until the whole
Otate was aroused.' The brief cam
pag for and against it was marked
by _.ree mas-meetings In New Or.
leans,, two for and one against it;
Women's :organizations took action, I
and ministers preached about ,i a
Those against the bill made no at
tempt to marshal their farces to win tl
in the 'Ie].lnaimry votes, btlt waited 01
U'arsed4, when a motion was ci
$ advane it to third reading
This Was amended tor
a _The 1eInit dt).bill provided f0o the
imu~itual systepn of betting and a SI
tate commission to govern races. I
ALLEGElD KIDNAPING CASE p
"ovulah Jones 8s ay S ' dW
Taklen td Hot 8prings. . -
r, -eula h ones, ne
Sevidence wee the- prinel
o L tt hº=of ,; o it poution in i
f t m I 0tbIk U , charged
...tdr tof "kis Parks told ii
Sshe" w ida' d and: d
? p she eseap@ ill
i.p tite to rep ter. e
'. ` (d*eh· · uai another asegro she I
t~oi hoe to :apt Sprags:
e ,tt aspte6 tprenuousa;
t1 ezoBue tbb e on. Cald- a
~c~~~ta. j lsfiil~isio-'3 S ~feioai n
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STATE MUST YIELD
TO THE COMMISSION
SUPREME COURT DECIDES STATES
CANNOT DISCRIMINATE IN
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Washington.-A long step toward
placing railroads under "one master
instead of many" was taken by the
United States Supreme Court in up
holding the power of the Interstate
Commerce Commission .to strike down
state rates that discriminate against
interstate commerce. In substance,
the court said that the Minnesota and
other recent state rate cases in which
the railroads lost.might have been de
cided otherwise had the roads gone to
the commission for relief instead of
The decision was announced by Jus
tice Hughes, Justices Pitney and Lur
ton dissenting. The case arose out
of complaint by Shreveport, La., mer
chants that the Texas Railroad Com
mission had shut them out of all Tex
as business by compelling the rail
roads to reduce Texas state rates far
below what the Interstate Commerce
Commission allowed the. railroads run
ning from Shreveport to Texas citles
to charge. .''
The court first decided that Con-. C
gress .had power to control interstate
charges over an interstate carrier to and
the extent necessary to prevent in- Amd
jurious discrimination against inter
state traffic, and- then that Congress
had conferred this power uponi'the In. AMI
terstate Commerce .-Commission.
"The fact that carriers Are instru- Ass
ments of intrdltate commerce as well
as of Interstate, commerce," said Jus
tice. Hughes, "does not derogate from
the c6mplete and paramount authority the
of Congress over the, lter or pre- thn
elude the ,ederal power from. being bill
aeseted to prevent tit intrastate oper- TI
has be conftned t:federal4 care. voe
"Wherevbr.ote fInterstate and intra. ame
state transactlons of carriers are so jorit
related that the government of the bill
one involves the control of the other, greg
it is Congress sad not the state that Ni
iS. entitle, to prescribe the final and Mar
dominaht rule, for otherwise Congress dell
would be denied the- exercise of its ianu
constitutional authority and the state, Sevo
not ie nation, would be supreme with. for 1
in the national'ield." lica
In removing descriminations against are
interstate commneroe, the court held repe
j!ongress 'iwa not bound to reduce the TI
interstat 'rateS below what it may Wos O
deema to be a proper standard to the 'hal
'.a.t.er and thp epublic. wait
ýOtherwlss" sofad the opinion, "i the
could prevent,the -injury to interstate Bay
comnmerce only by the sacrifice of !ts
ji~gment xs to interstate rates."
Justice hughes, who wrote the
court's deol Ion in the : state ra e cases
of a year ao, pointed out that the
Irasent cake did not conflict with or
th'pse ca~i.Q re said that it the ab*
Seteie af fldinig by the commission
of unu st discrimination intrastate ratf
rates undoutedtly .were left to be
fixed by the :.c.rie a:.id subject to esa
the asthority of· the tMthe
"We are abtn~,t nmidt of the gravy . e
Sty ofhe;·iestilf that it presented a
when state 4az4 ?ederat ews oanflictw wal'
the opiniona.oll udie , a ," t It was rec1 rig
adatjlsedt the beginnian. the nation tree
%uld "not priibsp If interstate . and o t
oreign taelg were goverah by msany shin
asteti. #- where 't tests of a
vs l*tlfe# the jp&geieht of Congress go
S -eag ni6sit rlawtolly es
tot he interstate Conm
as one otthe moisttpitt'ant :ii which eat
the body' ever hia 1'seeninvolred. the
The ciustenia wanritten br secre- Xor
tay: ihe before he. lift the Moltmis. She
slr0 to brebse a member. of tthl pres ol
-~ ehaii' 'iltte in its
p ta. in the s
house ho' j )(t Ciofscenuof5s idI thi
)I' Wit~t·; ;"" for;C·8~
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COL THEODORE ROOSEVELT
Assert Absolute' Cottrfl of the United
8tAmH Over B t--Firt Te -
Col. Theodore R.--Tsevelt as hdopte.
pethred on the dek of i the m ten met ua
that brought him home from his long m
and arduous exploring trip in South t
Assert Absolute Control of the United
States Over Big Ditch-First Test
Vote Wa 560 to 24.
Washington.-The senate adopted
the Simmons-Norris ieidment quali
fying the canal tolls exemption repeal h
, This was the t. test votei after: h
Themost-op cca rs who Ia
vored repeal had nbt expected the °
amendmenit`o carry by so large a ma- It
Jority. It is not believed, however, the, 0o
bill itself can, be put through by so 1l
great a margin.
...Nine democratic senators-Ashurst, R
Martine, O'Gorman, Pomerene, Rans. a
dell, Reed, Shields, Walsh and Will- d
ams=avoted against the amendment. H
Several, however, are expected to vote Ji
for the repeal bill, while several repub- '
hleans who supported the amendment o
are expected to line up against-the 1l
The Slmmons-Norris' amendment
Swould provide that though the repeal
shall) not be construed or held as a
waiver or relinquishment 6f any rights
the United 8tates, may have under the
Hay-Pauncefote treaty with Great Brit- b
The amendment reads:
"Provided, that the, passage of this
act shall not be cbnetrnted or held as
s waiver or relinquishment of any Y
right the United States may have un
der the treaty with Great Britain rati. r
led. the. 21st of February, 1902, or the f
treat? with the republic of Panama,
ratfied. F:ebruary 26, 1904,. or other- t
wise to discriminate in .favor of its I
vessels by qxempting the vessels of
the Unite4 States or its citizens from ]
thie':payat of tolls for passage a
through sua4 canal, or as.'in any way I
waiving, iipafring or effecting any !
right of the United Stted under said I
treaty or 'Otherwise with the respect
Sof the ·ibyereignty over or the owner-' I
ship, cqntrol and management of said h
canal. dhL the regulation of the condi- i
teon, or charges of traffic through the a
V. Yolcano in Action.
SReddIn, CaL.-The fourth, and great
Sest eruptfon of steam and smoke from
the ne openin ng near the peak of a
Monit Lsesn, at the" toot of the a
8hastkraigoe has occurred, The smote
coludtfi" r'aehet an estimated height a
of 2,0o0 feet. I
SHRIEKS IN THE COURT ROOM 1
SBitingha. England.-Miss Ber
Itha lyand, the suttrofgette, who de
sthoyierrith a butcher's knife Goorge
ie7'. '9rtrait of a Boy" in the a
BtBriughai art gallery, was commit- 6
t fi-Durlng the hearing she ,
hree Iilat cessation and quoted a
tet, "d ' tt e eot, to
el e:ace: a sword," as .ustifica- g
~spaS ho, Mardi j 1 , . ,Dre
ANOTHER WAR IN
TURKS ARE REPORTED TO HAVE
CRE OF 25,000 FEARED.
GREECE SENDS ULTIMATUM
Premier of Greece, in Statement In
Chamber, Accuses Turkti'f Perse
cuting Greeks, and Declares
War Is Imminent.
London.-An official dispatch from
Mitylene, an island off the coast of
Asia Minor, says that Turkish regu
lars with machine guns and a force of
Bashi-Bazouks attacked the town of
Aivalik, on the coast of the mainland.
As the town is inhabited by 25,000
Greeks, a massacre is feared.
Threats of another Greco-Turkish
war did not come as a surprise to
Greece accuses Turkey of the whole
sale expulsion, with great cruelties,
of Greek Christians from the province
of Thrace, while Turkey accuses
Greece of oppressing former Turkish
subjects in the 'egion of Saloniki, *'
which was taken by the Greeks in the
recent Balkan war.
Messages fram Athens state that
one class of the Greek naval reserves
has been called out, ostensibly to par
ticipate in fleet maneuvers.
Greek ship owners have telegraphed
instructions to the commanders of D
their ships in the Black Sea to return
immediately to Greek waters. A con
0 ference between the Russian and Rou
I manian ministers has been planned to at
take place at Bucharest, Roumania, to of
endeavor to prevent war. IM
L BALLOONS CAUGHT IN STORM nI
Lightning Strikes One During Race i
in Northwest - Pigeon Brings la
g. Portland, Ore.--Andety prevails C
a here regarding the fate of three of the
four balloons which started trom here
r' in the first national ballbon race ever
held in the -northwe& Sh
e caught in a terrific wind thunder and
. lightning storm. Definite knowledge
e of the storm's treatment of the bal.
o loons is confined to a single case.
The Uncle Sam, piloted by Capt. o
, Honeywell of St. Louis and' carrying
as a passenger Dr. W. I. Stewart, was
1. driven to earth near Oregon City.
. Honeywell and Stewart were not in
e Jured. Later a carrier pigeon fluttered
.. into its cote here. Tied to it was a bit
It of paper and on it was written: "Bal
e loon struck by lightning. Bety hurt.
Come quick. Motrison."
t The balloon of which Capt. John
SBerry is pilot is .the Million Popal&a
Stion club of St. Louis. The.passenger
Swas' George C Morrison.
SMorrison made no menten of the
. ballon's location. It is thought here
that if it was not wrecked in the dense
forests of the Cascade mountains it
Smay ihave been stranded in the sparse- ,
Sly settled plateau that stretches be
y yond the western slopes.
. An hbur after the first carrier ar- 1
j. rived another pigeon, minms its..tail
Sfeathers, flew in. There was no mes. -
, sage attached to it. It, to, is believed
. to have been loosed from the Million
t Nothing has been heard froimp the i
a Kansas City IIIm, piloted by John Watts, c
e and the Springfleld, pilotet" by Roy a
y Donaldson. Every possible effort has 1
y been made to locate the missing bal- a
t George C. Morrison f a frontiers
r-' man from Lewistowi, Idaho, andt it Is a
d believed he will be able to find hisfi
j. way out of the mountains and -bring, t
e aid to hisinJbred companion unless he, t
too, is Injured. Capt,, Berry is onef of 1
the most -experienced aeronauts in ,
f Ithaca, N, Y.--Holland T. Heitzman a
) of 'Muskogee,- Okla., a jSator at Cor. ,
Le nell, was drowned. Heftsman, in com. a
te pany with severaf companions, was Ii
it swimming in the George pool. His b
body was recovered.
i TWO ARE BLOWN TO ATOMS
Fifty Shaoks Destroyed When 600 c
r Quats of 'Nitroglycerin EXplode I
S on Perry, Claritiore, Okla. 5
Claremore, rOkla.-Two men were
e blown to (tons and over fifty shacks c
L in the ol!leieds destroyed here when a
t600 Quarts, f titroglycerin exploded o
L while being- ferried across the Verdi. -
4gris river, 'twelve mile south of this IL
SThe terry boat was blown across the e
Sriver and Imbeded morethan halt its
length in the opposite bank. t
.. " Naval Bin Deadleok.
Wedington..--enate and house
onerep on the naval appropriation
B bC~ill inability to agree on sev
r e;"!t,1 . Inctluding the senate
m p.ermitting the' sale to a
So ' dof the emtteshlps Idaho
4naut t 0.OGill anero-F
t herea e~ failed to open d
PHILIP C, HANNA
Philip C. Hanna, American consul Lai
general at Monterey, is one of this nei
country's agents who suffered at the str
hands of the federals.i He was put in two
Jail and It there until released by '1
the constitbtionalists. the
MILITANTS ARE ON RAMPAGE St'
Dynamite St. Edwards Chair in West- ar
minster Abbey-Two Women Ar- I
London.-Militant suffragettes have
staged one of the most dramatic acts
of their campaign, exploding a bomb s10
in Westminster abbey at the very mo
ment the Right Hon. Reginald HcKen- i
na, secretary of state for home affairs,
was delivering an optimistic speech in
the house of commons nearby regard'
nlg the government's method of deal- A.
ing with "the wild women:"
The bomb was placed beside the fa- Fo
mous coronation chair in Edward the
Confessor's chapel. Although it did
little damage, its report penetrated to
the ~ouse chamber, interrupting. Mr.
McKenna's oration and bringing metd- p
The explosion started a hundred or of
more visitors who were being conduct
ed about the abbey and women ran
screaming for the doors. A great cloud Pri
of dust filled the. chapel and those loi
within first thought lightning had wa
struck the building. af
Two young women who were near- he
est the' chair were taken to the police cra
station, but were released when they wit
proved they were foreignrs. did
Reginald McKenna, the home secre- He
tary, announced in the house of coin- tot
mona that he hoped the government It
had obtained suffcient evidence to en- an
able it to bring suit against subscrib- de
e ors to the iands of the militant suf
fragette organ atlon. He added the tia
Sfurther hope that the government 18
would, be able to make the subscrib- 18
ers liable to the full extent of the to
damage done by "arson squads," de- so
stroyers of mail and picture alashers.
THAW TO GO TO PITTSBURGH
-Will Be Allowed to Testify in Matter
S of Father's Estate-Time Limit
SWill Be 8pecified.
New York.--Counsel for Harry K. lt
B Thaw and William Travers Jerome,
I, counsel for the state of New York, an
1 nounced that It had been agreed to al
5 low Thaw, who is now in New Hamp
I- shire, to go to Pittsburgh to testify in .
the matter of his father's estate.
I- At the same time Merrill Shurtlettff
5 of counsel for Thaw announced that te
5 in consideration of this concession on
I. the part of the state the application to e
i, the United States supreme court for
t Thaw's aimission to bail temporarily Ti
Solwould be withdrawn.
T 'haw's status, isad Mr. Jerome, de
would rezain, the same..
While Thaw is being taken from one th
1state to another all state authorities SA
- will be enjoined from interference te
I- with Mhis custody. A time limit for to
5 his stay in Pittsburgh would probably
a be specified by the supreme court m
said Mr. Jerome. se
Mine Wage Conference.
Kansas City.-The bi-yearly wage
D conference between coal operators and g(
miners of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma wl
and Arkansas began here. th
: James Elliott, McAlester, Okla., the at
a chairman of the Southwest Operators' at
[ association, presided. John P. White hi
( of Oskaloosa, Iowa, national president
L- of the United Mine Workers of Amer
a lea, attenided the conference in com
pany with representatives of the min- a
e ers' organizations, of four states. 1
a Approximately 30,000 inen work in a
the mines involved in the session, ni
,I'BUD" FISHER'S WIFE HURT
!' New York.-Mrs. Pauline Fisher, 28, di
Swife,of. "Bud" Fisher, the cartoonist, di
was severely injured when two motor CI
cars collided here. Five other occu
pants of the cars were less seriously
injured, FPirst ~leports said that Mrs.
,. Tiher had been fatally hurt. Later it
i was said at the hospital that her con- A
, dittion wa much Improved. A
1) One of the csrs overtuarne4 pinning r
,r . Fisher beneath it
LORIMER BANKS IN
STATE BANK OF CALUMET HAN,
DLED CHILDREN'S CHRIST
LORIMER NEAR A COLLAPSE
Approximately $4,000,000 in Deposits
Tied Up In Lorimer Indlitutions.
Trouble Caused by Holding
Chicago.-A fifth state bank, the
State.Bank Qf';4lumet, was closed by
?tlJe state bank 'examiner in cdnnection
with.the 'disclosure of conditions in
thf' LaSalle Trust and Savings bank.
;According to the examiner, the State
'Bank of Calumet wap thle last in the
chain of what were .,known as the
,string of Lorimer-Munday banks in
'Chigago. In addition, another state
bank was forced to endure a run and a
private bapk went into the hands of a
William tLor,er, president of the
LaSalle Street b'ank, was said tb be
near a physical' collapse frol' the
strain of the develo!ments of the last
twenty-four hours. ' ;,
The examiners worked ,teadily on
the books of the LaSalle t~eat bank,
the Broadway ,State bank, . Illinois
State bank, the Ashland-Twel ,State b
bank and the State Bank of c met.
Approximately $4,000,000 of db~p'sits
are tied up in the institutions. '.
Deposits in the State Bank of Caln. ~t,
met amounted to $144,924.93, accql9l, '
ing to its latest report. Its acjital4
stock was $200,000 and its surlilS~a
$10,000. s,,: '
Scores of children were diw.iters ,
in this institution. They ha ,rPaa- .
ized a "Christmas fund."
ADLAI E. STEVENSON DEAD
Former Vice-President Had Been Ii,
Several Months-Was Born In
Chicago.-Adlai E. Stevenson, rice'
president of the United States through:
of severabmonths. His three children.
wete at his bedside.
Adial Ewing Stevenson, once vice
president of the United States, had a'
long and honorable public career. He
was 'vice-president from 1893 to 1897
ander President Cleveland. In 1900
he was again nominated by the Demo
cratic party for vice-president and ran
with William J. Bryan, the party's-can
didate for president, but was defeated. .
SHe served as member of the forty
fourth and forty-sixth congresses, and
; from 1885 to 1889 he was first assist
Sant postmaster-general under Preal
- dent Cleveland.
S Mr. Sttenson was borq in ars
s tian county, Kentucky, Octobe 23,
t 1835, fF Scotch-Irish parentage. In
-185;2 his parents moved to Blooinig
5ton, Ill. He attended the public
Sschools and the University of Illinois,
SUFFRAGETTES ARE ACTIVE
Put Bomb in Chureh at Hanover
Square-Famous Painting Saved.
Women Chained to Seti.
Londoq-A bomb was exploded in ,
St. George's church, Hanover square.
' Evidence tends to show the explosion
was the work of suffragettes, and com
ing so close on the bomb outrage in
Westminster abbey, the desecration of -
this famous edifice has increased the
alarm as to how far the militants in
t tend to go. Three pews and three
stained windows were damaged by the, As
Sexplosion. The famous painting of
"The Last Supper," by Sir James
Thornbill, which hangs over the altar,
was not damaged, although the win.
dow above it was splintered.
While Judges of the high courts and
Sthe lord mayor were attending service
( St. Paul's cbthedral suffragettes in
Ie terrupted with protests against the
,i torturing of women.
S The service was delayed several
t minutes while two women chained to
seats were removed.
0 San Bernardino, Cal.-Two passen
Sgers were killed and seven injured
a when eastbound California limited of
the Atchison, T'opeka & Santa Fe
Sstruck the rear end of a freight train
' at Bagdad, Cal., 100 miles east of
- Aviator Hurt.
S Hartford, Conn.-Lincoln Beachy,
I aviator, while preparing to make a
flight here, fell forty feet to the ground
Sand narrowly escaped being crushed
under his machine.
Call Off Celebration.
r Petersburg, Va.-Plans for celebrat
ing the fiftieth anniversary of the bat
tle of the Crater, July 30, were aban
Sdoned. No reason was liven for the
Sdecision by the local camp, Sons of
r Confederate Veterans.
y Indict Banker.
B Paris, Ky.-Thirty-two indictments
were returned here against George H.
* Alexander, president of the George H.
Alexander & Co. bank, which failed
-K recently. Thbe bank's indebtedness is
placed at about $500,000.