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The Lower Coast Gazette
VOL VI • . POINTE-A-LA-HACHE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, JULY 25 1914 NO 40
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Events in Louisiana
[ALKED OF FOR
GOV, HALL EXPECTED TO NAME
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
'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
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
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4' Q~!~E "mno
SLAIN BY WIFE
SHE IS HELD IN JAIL AT NEW
IBERIA AWAITING PRELIMI
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
HUERTA LASTED '
ONLY ONE YEAR
His Flight Follows Twelve Months
of What May Be Called
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
· r;I ]bwere6
SAFELY AT COAST
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.
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
The text of General Huerta's resig
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
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.