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VOL VI • . POINTE-A-LA-HACHE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, JULY 25 1914 NO 40 II I~- I-I··· III- ii,,,,, i· -· ··I··~ -l- -· ii i- i· I·C-- I···I I,, . , , ii.-,,-,,... I..;. i ii. IlL-·- - -- Events in Louisiana [ALKED OF FOR PROBE POSITION GOV, HALL EXPECTED TO NAME PARKERSON AND JOHNISON. Western Newspaper Union News Servce. Baton Rouge.--Delos R. Johnson, representative from Washington par ish, and James R. Parkerson, Senator from the St. Mary-Vermillion, district, probably will be Governor Hall's ap pointees on the probe commission created by an act of the legislature just adjourned. Senator Parkerson is one of the most forceful members of the tipper house, and Mr. Johnson is recognized as one of the ablest mem be~rs of the lower house. Under the act the commission is to consist of seven members, two elected. by the house, one by the Senate and Sone by the Senate and one each ap pointed by the speaker and by the lieutenant governor and two named :. bY the governor. Joseph ". Genrelly of the. Sixth Ward, Orleans, and Hewitt Bpuan ehaud of Polate Coupee were elected Sby the house, and Duncanule of Rich land . was' appointed by Speaker Thomas. Senator 4 Kent Aimacker Sof East Caroll was elected by the Sen ate, and Senator Leon IL. , lith;. ot. a-ido wrts appointed by tieu. Gov. prie commlsston is to begn )ts SSptember, and Is limited to nt is. The act requires t to. Ssale of the state bond tel`e" land deal, and re inetton of all ;ib4 d' 4 depart- '`w4d fbtý that.. ;tathe ":- irece4av drn. i -d s r ; iyty 4 ,: IN CHARGE OF THE PLAGUE CAMPAIGN . 'tPERT BLUE , Surgeon General Blue of the Marine hospital sernice is conducting the cam paign against the threatened invasion of this. country by the bubonic plague. Monroe Restricts the Saloons. Monroe, La.-A special meeting of the West Monroe town council was held to consider a petition to deltne a certain district Is which saloon lI censes are to' be issued kfter Janu ary 1. The petition asked that blocks B and D in the business district be declared dry territory and that the two 'saloons now in that section be refused licenses at the expiration of their present term. Big Convention Congress. s.° New Orleans.-The 1914 convenition of tb e National (onservation . Con gia t i s this City, during the early it of No;eJr, will bde oneof the resteentct o e. Lpousiana state ` Conev ation cOmnissibu, who' was ti ~y tinstrumental in getting the ,oervationfists to ;agree to. meet in !tewý Orleans. Suds a tWilson Press. Campane. as: forwarded notieof his candidary i~for the emocratic nomination as Rep* ' a t1 ait oongress from the Fifth to. the Secretary . state .an S1 .:Syudper, `chairian of commit-. .. ~ Wilson 'iepects to 6bcegin +y; - :.i> actIt4y and' aggressively U ca ndidtie. v .. . . ,, t .]" ~y~t~nfr~ t· tmilL : 4' Q~!~E "mno CAPT. BOHANNA SLAIN BY WIFE SHE IS HELD IN JAIL AT NEW IBERIA AWAITING PRELIMI NARY EXAMINATION. Western Newspaper Union News Series. New Iberia.--Claiming self-defense, Mrs. J. B. Bohanna of Jenerette, is in the parish jail here, charged with mur dering her husband in Jenerette. The Bohanna's located in Jenerette several years ago, and established a flourishing business. Both were in mid dle life, Mrs. Bohanna being fifty and Capt. Bohanna fifty-five years old. In terviewed in the parish jail, Mrs. Bo hanna, in a quiet and perfectly self. possessed voice, said that she prefer red to say nothing of the tragedy ex cept that she had been forced to shoot her husband in self-defense. Coroner Shaw stated later that an examination of the body of Capt. Bo hanna and of the bedroom showed no evidence of a struggle, that the body was found lying in bed in undercloth ing, with a light covering over it, a bullet hole in his right templb, 'blood spattered on the pillow, and the eyes closed.' There were no eye-witnesses to the tragedy. Mrs. Bohanna is said to have stated that her husband was not in bed when she shot him, and that after the shoot ing she placed his body in the bed. She has retained Alphe & k 1cGowan to defend her. The Grand Jury, now in session, probably will act on the case this week, and Mrs. Bohanna, in the event of her indictment, be tried at the present criminal term of court. It is reported that following the kill ing Mrs. Bohanna called several per sons over the phone, telling them that Capt, Bohanna had been shot. Later, she called Deputy Sheriff Wttigny, to whom she sur mdered,,and was brought to New Iberia,,and put in jail to await Governor Hall Off on Vacation, Baton Ronge.--Worn out by one of the most strenuouis administrations which a Louisiana executive has fallen heir to in late years, Governor Hall weaVeneadary et t~r New IY6r.I on. a two weeks' vacation. -The governor annouce4 he would spedd:_the time in lest at one of the metropolitan hotels. He does not contemplate visiting any 'of theInastern summer resorts. The :trtin of the session of tae legislature just closed has been a. trying one on on the governoe. It ,came as a climax .to ,tw year of ardtious plugging away "agaist odds in the governot's chair, which. was preceded by a strenuous, wearig gaubrltimto* eampaign. tewy Orl ns.--"uFal ~on his no of facti wi t ?I'hey liti'h oiesfli~ A W t d d Iit Nesw ri.; tofie a w0 q ~P: u t~~ 0uri~d -t' Qurl)Wt~Ur~ State qua Gal,.··r HUERTA LASTED ' ONLY ONE YEAR AFTER WARNING His Flight Follows Twelve Months of What May Be Called Tottering. FALL CERTAIN FROM FIRST In the Absence of Recognition by the United States It Was Recognized That the Dictator Would Be Unable to Retain Power. Washington.-Just one year has elapsed since President Wilson an nounced that his Mexican policy then consisted of the edict that "Huerta must go," and assured the American public that the Mexican president was "tottering," and soon would fall. For the first tour months of Presi dent Wilson's administration he was absolutely silent regarding the Mexi can situation, though it gradually be dame known that fie did not intend to grant official recognition to the Hu erta government. Late in June, 1913, representatives of a number of Euro pean powers drew up a letter of pro test, in which it was declared that the United States had largely contrib uted to the anarchical' conditions in Mexico and that it ought either to rec ognise the Huerta government and dies courage the revolution or assume re sponsibility for the pacification of Mexico. This joint document reached the hands of President Wilson, and re sulted in action by him. Lind Sent to Mexico. Henry Lane Wilson, hold-over am bassador to Mexico, was recalled, and after a scant hearing at the White House was asked to resign. John Lind, former colleague of Secretary Bryan in. the house of representatives ,and former governor of Minnesota, was designated the president's conf dential agent and sent to Mexico 4n an endeavor to get Huert'si sanction to a plan for his ,eliminition, Mr. Lind presented ' oas to Prsider tHt tn .ter of ore n th i ýoean president declining to reeive the Amerlcan emissary because he had no edentials.- These proposals, or ratl}. er demands, were for: IThe resignation of Huerta. The establishment-of a provisional goyernment, pending the holdings Ot The elimination of mesta as a can didate for the presidency by election. Te conclusion of an armistfce bee . tween the contending toree. U. 8. acks Down., In the correspondence that ensued the United States receded from its propoals lone by lone until there re mialne4 only ,the demand that Huerta be not a candidate in the eleptiOna due to bebeldlinteif i4l. It wasugeneral l concedd that ·i the itnd:- cone. spndece Huerta's foreign mlnlster, finla. eft tO cotent lstelf With am o4p he..'~ candi doaste to saced oidtb~iionti Ot eRect, as the net re PRes%4ent Wlson addressed con greas on t~ab subject immediately apon the fallm 0 k · Lind m oibpic, utglng la oba while Lh~+ wnhta to e We he. 'remained a! moosit cnii layg the role of reo n th o until April fI'a sw ai nem onn savate i mo *certan btheu th e Rebels L b aI Iatnd,#lt~I ~ ~nsp~~a~iti~i g ~ 'i t 6~-;!!!!!~~~~~~~~~~ ¼aesat~Skit~Ls oon* iAs~;4 d~teB f rr* kR ý r 1 1 r i; This action by Huerta brought as angry response from President Wilson, who notiflied him that the United States would not consider giving any recognitipn to the results of elections following such an usurpation of power. European and South American gov ernments were given to understand that they might expect drastic action by the United States in Mexico if Huerta did not retire. But Huerta did not retire, and the United States took no action. Huerta Stays on Job. Though barred from being a candi date, it was announced that Huerta had received the greatest number of votes in the elections held in Novem ber, which were admittedly farcical. Felix Diaz was also a candidate, but, fearful of Huerta, did not venture further into Mexico than the port of Vera Cruz. The elections for president were de clared null and void, because not a sufficient number of districts had par ticipated in the voting, and as a re sult of the farce Huerta remained in power as provisional president. In December in addressing congress, President Wilson announced thatHuer ta, the usurper, was near his collapse, and expressed the opinion that it would not be necessary to alter the policy of watchful waiting. Meanwhile Francisco Villa, former bandit, achieved new fame by captur ing Juarez, in December, thus begin ning a series of brilliant victories which gave the revolution its mo mentum which has swept Huerta out of power. U. 8.-Mexican Crisis. In early April came the incident which precipitated the present phase of the situation, the arrest of an ofR cer and boat crew of the Dolphin by Mexican Federals at Tampico, then besieged by the rebels. After a week of quibbling over Admiral Mayo's de mand for a salute to the American flag at Tampico, while the Atlantic fleet .was en route to Mexican waters, the approach of the German steamer Ypiranga laden with huge quantities of arms and ammunition for Huerta im poelled the president to direct Rear Admiral Fletcher to sezwe Vera Crus. During a few anxious days, when anti-American rioting was in progress in Mexico City, it was feared that Huerta would adopt a policy of war; toward the United States. He ac cepted, however, as promptly as Washk ington, the offer of, the A. B. 0, rep resentatives for mediation, a, in (hose conferences offered toi try was guaranteed. This propdiItlin the United States could not meet. Huerta's Danger Grows. after arranging fbr the quashing of the quarrel resulting rom nthe' Tampi co incident the media ol+ endeavored to arrange with Constitationalists for a conference on Mexican affairs, to which the Huerta representatives were With the Constitutionalists rapidly advancing southward, taking the prin cipal ,eities, and the United' States holding the principal port and source of revenue, Huerta's position rapidly became desperate. SYet drming thef irst weqk lin July he went thr ghkthe farce of holdng elections, ..ixo were declared nuhll Sbecause of the .asmall number vot-ng. Ninally. on July ii, hSt appointed chiet.;f .tdh 'cm~ar b misttes of for *. eilarirlataion , and it wau then 'ader stdo thbt it was preparatory tp his reslgnafon' of the presidency, so CaO balal light lsukceed hizi and make ,terms with the (onstitationallsta. NEW PRESIDENTNOT SOLDIER Fraucsoo Ca e'bjaIl Publio Gareer Has DOlffere4 Mtsrially Froee That 'of Hlut,. Mexico City.-~PMranolo Calbas~ is forty-four years ldid, g native of the stiate of Campeche, ahd a ilawyer. Almoat ever since the strt of his career he has ocupided pOats in tihe ju4lcTary. In the Madero adtmlnatra ion he was laed~tor, but reli il' hed h poIt to reen tr the - priena, cprt of whlo-+ be--., clue. When General Porirl, Dias doert 'nled ia 19ist ttrea th the Made ro revolutionists, Senor Carbalal, pr ceeded to SJtires at his comnilsaloner. Senor Cdrbalal has a'reptationg tor possessing ~nsidevable 1ntellectu~l iforoe san landepeiat4c of charecter. .lHis demeanor fi ilidlt It st is the eeuberaca in trerblage ·nad :gEtIs o lation to umlbhi.r !Tin-Ameraens are :.prone. IlBeisbu-ie o", bata- manu Sof T r a t gteid saikit nl to elabo rate comiments. groomed #naPeralace. His features Indicate pt Urpu desd t,. withr oa ad litdf hi blood. AlStogether 4b la man who con S anin ot anant , ln piai 'II. i- ,iama o mi-. M Viand the nex, mau. be burlly the batt. WU Ul h 't, and irt oil ;" f rephsp · r;I ]bwere6 IHUERTA ARRIVES SAFELY AT COAST H FALLEN DICTATOR MAKES LEIS- Pr URELY TRIP FROM CAPITAL at TO PUERTO MEXICO. th TRIP WAS WITHOUT INCIDENTS o' British Consul Gemmil Meets Huerta and Offers Him Refuge on Board the Cruiser Bristol-Germans la Offer to Help Huerta. to - cc Puerto Mexico. - Gen. Victoriano bi Huerta, who recently resigned as pro- P, visional president of Mexico, arrived ti here, accompanied by Gen. Blanquet, his minister of war. til When he expects to leave his coun try and share the exile of Gen. Porfirio Dias, whom he escorted to the coast U three years ago, is yet unknown ex cept perhaps to himself. Capt. Koh- ci ler of the German cruised Dresden of- la fered him his ship "for any use he cared to make of her," but Gen. Huer to merely thanked him, adding that he would return his call soon. The trip to this port was without ni incident or unpleasantness other than pi that occasioned by the terrible heat w of the tropical lowlands. With Huerta ci and Blanquet were the general staff. The party occupied a train of nine sleeping cars, four of which were giv- n en over to troops. Two other trains loaded with nothing but troops pre- ci ceded Gen. Huerta's train and arrived d here an hour before the Huerta train. si Behind-him came another train, also pi loaded with soldiers. L Capt. Kohler and staff, in formal ti drees uniform, were at the station and p] were .officially presented to Gene. c .Hrta. 'Answering inquiries as to al his health, Gen. Huerta assured the oflcer. he felt very well, although la Sinewhat tired from the heat. fc -ritish' Vice-Consul Gemmil also of- oi f( cally called on Huerta and' present- k *et him a messae,, presumably an of- m 1'* of refuge on the British cruiser in S*toL. Huert read It and expressed tc t:s nr at the copsideration being ti I. twere few in number, the only one b of importance being Gen. Rincon, com- el mander of the local garrison. Com- tl mander Gabriel A. Carvallo of the te Mexican gunboat Zaragoza with his fl I staff also alled, but Htierta asked to 01 r be excused. tl " All arrangements were made for the reception of Huerta and Blanquet a, and the stage was so set that they g Scould board the Dresden or Bristol p and/ put out to sea so quickly and tU quietly as to, rob their flight of all al dramatic elements. Tracks were laid so that the special train could be a, pulled along the wharf. F S$s5,000,000 FOR NEW REVOLT i Men Whose Fortunes Are Menaced by ti SCarranea Are Reported to Sack Movement in Mexico. tl 5 II'Pnso, Tex.--Five million dollars H M n money and 6,000 men with arms and a s amunition available, it ls claimed, 5 I only await a leader for a new revola P tion in Mexico against the constitu- I Stionalist government. Men on the bor- h d er who claim to know the details ot i the; new movement say it is being foe- t tared by men whose fortunes in Mex- * ie ooare mnaced by the reforms which d t~he egulttonallsts demand. o 3 Extraordlnary precautions are being ii i taken to prevent its being known just V SWho is back of the movement and care l Sis being taken to prevent the new re' o i yoft from being launched prematurely. i it Is not planned to openly take the a Id. ni against Carransa until the consti- 1 Stutionalists have establiphed their 0 G aoeimasent in place of the provisional h Sgoreument of Carbajal. To make the c SCa)aj l governmient permanent isthe 1 -i '-1t;:som of the ;men'who are said < itob:e 1onected with the new revolt, , but the .ijority of; those opposing Sconstitutional rule realise that it can a bee only a short time until President " r CarbaJal will retire, in favor of an E j elected president who necessarily' will a be a constitutionalist, and they are r bI rging baste in planning for the op. p position to that government. I a It is cluimed that Gen. Pascal Oror a to has fully 4,000 men under arms r Sand altready 1is moving from the vicin. p ity of- Agtas Calinetes. Gen. Pran I Claseo Csrdenas has almost as many on a the border of Michoaoan. Both have - repudiated the CarbaJal government and havi declared their intention of L- opposinsg Carransa's rule. Pearsm About Zapata. I SWashingtn.-i-Whlle government of- t flcals here feel the Mexican problem is shaping itself for solution, appre- a h~eion is malittest over the possible r .operatlons of the Zapatista forces. i -/ Rebels lake Rosarlo. p. :OnIDioard U. 8;. S. California, LaPaz. I t .f ,.hundred constitutionalists V were las ed.at Rosarlo, near La Pas, o lower Talfotr~I a The Carransista t SgibvertOr ofh weo Caifornia demanded I , the sureadrderitthpclty,andon being refuse~ b~iign a r'icessful attack. " Lid Wilr Not Talk. Dlut. ts MKlin. -"vtest and results d SwiU for the a4ministration and 1 C 't o," said John Lnd when It HUERTA QUITS PRESIDENCY Mexican Congress Accepts Resigna, tion of Dictator-Carbajal Made President by Congress. Mexico City.- General Victoriano Huerta resigned from the provisional -. presidency of the Mexican republic, and his resignation was accepted by the senate and chamber of deputies by a vote of 121 to 17. Francisco Carbajal then was ap pointed president and took the oath of office at the joint session of the deputies and senators. ta Huerta's resignation was submitted through the department of foreign re lations. It was read in the house and was greeted with eries of "Viva Huer ta." It then was referred to the joint committees of gobernacion. After no brief consideration the committees re .o- ported, accepting the .resignation 'An ed the following terms: at, "Article 1. We accept the resigna tion presented by General Victoriano Huerta as president of the Mexican Est United States. ;x- "Article 2. We call Licentiate Fran h- cisco Carbajal, minister of foreign re - lationa, to assume the presidency." be A ballot was taken and the joint ses at sion approved the report. President Carbajal proceeded to the ,t national palace under an escort of an presidential guards, and all along the ,at way was greeted with tumultuous a cheering. ff. The text of General Huerta's resig ne Lv- nation follows: as "Deputibs and Senators: Public ne re- cessity admitted by the chamber of ed deputies, by the senate and by the in. suprkme court called me to the su Lio preme magistracy of the republic. Later when in this same hall I had tal the honor of addressing you in com nd pliance with the constitutional pre mi. cept I protised at all costs to bring to about peace. he "Seventeen months have passed, aad gh In that brite period of time I have formed an sary with which ,to carry of- out that. $lian promise. You all at- know the, ammense difficulties which of- my government has encountered, ow ier ing to ar scacity of funds, as well as ed to the wmniffst and decided protec ue tion whic `:l ~ power of this con tinent has f to the rebels-so ts e broken up, snee gthatto ' m- ers were and continued to be divided, m- the power in question sought a pre he text to intervene directly in the con uis flict and the result of this was the to outrage committed at Vera Crus by the American fleet. ,or "Success was had, as you know, in let adjusting honorably through our dele. ey gates at Niagara Falls the petty Tam tol pico incident, but the revolution con nd tinued, with the support of whom we all all know. Lid "Yet after the highly patriotic work be achieved by our-delegtes at; Niagra Falls, there still are some who say I, come what may, seek my persoal in terest and not that of the 'republi& SAnd as I need to rebut this allegation with facts I tender my formal resigna by tion of the presidency of the republic. "T'he national congress must know that the republic, througb its 'govern. irs ment, has labored In entire good faith al and with the fttillest energy, having ad, succeeded in doing away with the In- party which the Oitd Stp cSlls tu- Itselt democatlc and hahng'sh01r or. how the right should be defendd4. ,, ' "To be more explicit, I wfll Rvy that-' o- the action of the government. of the ex. republic during its short life has dalt Ich death blows to an unjust power.'-v;ter. on, stronger workers will come,ufngs~ ag implements that undoubtedly will ena at that power which has done so much are harm and committed so many outrages re. on this continent. ly. "In conclusion, I will say that I he abandon the presidency of the repub ti- lic, carrying with me the highest sum elr of human wealth, for I declare that I sal have arraigned at the bar of universal s conscience the honor of a puritan, be whom I, as a bgentleman, cballenge to a wrest from me that possession. lt, "May God bless you and me." Lag The galleries of the chamber of dep un nties were packed before the begin at ning of the session. Intense excite an ment characterised the gathering, and will at the close of the reading of Huerta's ire resignation the deputies and specta op. tors broke Into loud and continued sa plause. o. After the acceptance of Huerta's ms resignation a commission was ap in* pointed by the president of the' cham n- ber to escort Senor Carbajaj to the on floor of the house. Senor Carbajal ant soon appeared in front of the chamber, o passing through files of soldiers. He entered and as he walked to the plat form the deputies stood. Speaker Mananl Mercado then administeied of- the oath. em Two deputies spoke vigorously re- agatinst the acceptance of Huerta's ble resignation, one calling lt uweak sub ' mission to the United States." HHuerta sees Frenoch Pete. as. Mexico City.-President Huerta at sts tended the rench fete In celebration as, of the 125th anniversary of the fall of sta tho bastile. He was accompuated by Led his daughters and son. / Huerta Debts Invalid. Monterey, lrex.--"Geeral 'raumsa will not recognise the validity of th4 fts debts of Huerta after he eaterp .Mex id ice City and establishes h Constits~ ten tionalist government ~there" was the as statement made· hesr t lh (3oiuut intlonanl st offtplaa.