The Monroe News-Star from Monroe, Louisiana on August 16, 1915 · Page 1
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• TH« H RATH KR MAíf HAY» • 4 R¡*in tonight ond Tuesday; * strong easterly *& nd. * + + voí i. XX rv. THE MONROE NEW»...............EltiblUh*# IBI) THE MONROE STAR................EiUklithM IBM IS EXPLICIT WILL NOT. IMU H \M < net 1 M. ST.1N« IS. U I FUT I ATI N. SHIN Ml' Ml I I* i;. ASSESSMENT MATTERS llr »mis lEeports, On ulnlcR by IVr* M * Il s M|i|H>s|hI to ( oust It Ilf ioiial 4 out fill »on as I'aKe—Sa» s <ip|*t- n©nt-> fMTw No Worthy HcaA'ii Why Same Should Not lie Held. New Orleans, Aur. 16. I have never aur. esf< <1 an < xtensio of m term of office,” said Governor Hall, replying to reports being Indus trloualy « in cl *. I throughout th* St. 4 e of IannMana by person» op pot ed to holding the constitutional convention. “If i could obtain an extension of two or four years by turning ray hand. ] would not l \rn it.” Governor Hal learned that this ar- guemnt was being used av 4n»t the convention in the country parishes. *'My politi al fortunes are not evonb remotely involved,” tie declared. Governor Hall's statement follows “The state absolutely needs, above all elre a rearrangement oMts lineal system on a t unities» basis. The c on­ dition that confronts us is not peculiar to tbs state. it ov sis in as acute degree in the rich Slate of Illinois and other sta’**s where practi- c~.41> the same system prevails Those who feel an interest in the future welfare, progress and prosperity of the state realize that something must be done. "The matter of our equalization of assessments began to be .«vital* d ba.-k in the adminstration of Governor Heard. It received more serious consideration during the adnimistra tion of Governor Blanchard, when it will be remembered, ,« commission was appointed. During the last state campaign, it was considerably discussed and every candidate for governor w;« pledged to use his influence and power to accomplish the n** e «ary reforms. One of the important mutters mentioned in my inaugural address was the need of a revisi ni of our swtem of assessment anp taxation. ■‘ 5 * 0 , the matter is not a new one. and the system existing today was not brought about !j any condition that has re ently arisen. I have m.>ie every honest endeavor, through tbe instrumentality of the legislature to secure relief, but every effort has been defeated as a risult of the obstructive ta» tie» of politicians and special interests. ‘ They offered nothing i*i,j made no effort to do an.»thing except to •prevent anything from being done They said that the j rojver way to accomplish the necessary change win a constitution;«! convention. Now they are opposing a «on vent ion. What do they offer at this time? Nothing! They merely want for reasons ol their own, the convention defeated. "Having exhausted every effort to remedy the ystem in some v\;«v, I have advocated the tailing of this convention, so that the people through th<* men specially chosen by them may do it. I do not consider that my personal or political for tunes are remotely involved. The only interest I feel, is in securing, if possible, a proper organic law for the state. The people have the power to decide. The question, of court»*, is entiiely with them. ‘ There ar< other important matters which should and I am sure would, receive tin* consideration of the convention, l will not undertake now to go into detads. "Hctne criticism is made thiat no one knows what the convention will do. This is absurd. There is no one authorized to formulate a constItu t bm or any plan. W ho has the right to do it" The people Know as much what the convention will do as they know what congress will do when t. convenes or what the legislature will do. But the people lave this safe guard, if one be needed, ff the con- tttuHon is not satisfactory, they can defeat its ratification. Win then should anyone h.A'«> any honest mis- irprehension» ? “The political elements opposing * he convention, as usual, evolve from their imaginations many reasons why tbe convention should not he held. • None of them arc really worthy of consideration. One of the things ch.'rgf d, which may be mentioned, is that there is some scheme behind it all to extend terms of office. This, of course, if accomplished, would interfere with the ambition of some of «hem to hold office. There is not. so tar a; I know, the slightest foutnla- ♦ion in f;t* t for any such statement, fortainh f have never s:*d or done an tiling to indicat“ a desire for an exton.don of term; i,‘ I could obtain an extension of two, or even four »ears, by turning my hand, i would not turn :t. ”i want into office to serve the people of this state to the best of my ahilit* for four vears. 1 have served them unselfishly, fulfilling every pledio th;* 1 made before the election. When my term of service will have ended 1 shall have the satisfaction of knowing th* 1 have been faithful to the trust and of being able to show a record of accomplishment not surpassed by any other administration in the history of the state.” 40,000 TEACHERS AT NATIONAL CONVENTION Oakland, Calif., Aug. 16. Fully forty thousand »< hool teachers from all parts o? the United States are gathered here for the convention of t e National Kducati *n Association, which opens this afternoon in the new municipal auditorium. Dr. David Starr Jordan, president of the big association, will he the leading speaker at the opening session today. This big conference on education is the r.Jrd animal meeting of the leaders in all kinds of education throughout the country. Colleges, universities, trade schools and private schools are represented, as well as the great American system of public schools. The conference will be unusually lengthy this year, extending until the 2n 1 1 1 . Sessions will be bold daily in the big auditorium here, and many sectional meetings will he held. Vmong other topics to bo considered at the mass-meetings of the teachers are war and peace, especially In their relation to education. Rural education, tho education of the negro, the teaching of motheroraft and the vocational aspect of home economies. Next Saturday the teachers will formally transfer their activities to the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Framisco. The program of speakers is representative» of each phase of education, and some of the ablest leader« will he heard during the next two w eeks. Norwegian Steamer Sunk. By AMoHkted Brea» : London. Aug. 16. The Norwegian steamer, Albi», has been sunk by a submarine. 'I'D«* crew was saved. « Lyceum Theatre Wednesday DANIEL PROIIMAN PRESENTS THE DAINTY LITTLE STAR MARGUERITE CLARK (Mary Bickford’s Only Rival) In tin* latest and best Paramount Success “GRETNA GREEN“ SUPPORTED BY AN Aid. STAR FAST. PRICES f. AND 10 CENTS. Sunday: Lois Weber and Phillips, in their big live reel Paramount success, ‘‘Sunshine Molly.’* NEXT MONDAY. i < THE BLINDNESS OF VIRTUE” Presented by the old masters; Vitugraph. Lubin, Selig and Essanuy. Six reel Picture, with Edna Mayo and Bryant Washburn. * • ♦ A Want Ad in The News-Star • + will sell or rent your property ♦ * at less cost than any other • 4» a<gency. • MON ROE, 1 .Oil IS! ANA, MON PAY. A PC it ST Hi, I '»1V MFMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRES». UNION PRESS ASSOCIATION SERVICE. No. has mein to sat mis UNITED STATES ANSWERS PROTEST MADE RV AUSTRO- HUNGARIANS. word of its delivery ha- vet been re reived. BOER WAR RECALLED Ship U. S. Money by Registered Mail. Washington, Aug, 16 AH government money and se irities, beginning today, will be transported bv registered mail, instead of by express. The express rompane » who { have been handling th, traffic for over] a quarter of a century, will lose near )v a half a million a year. The gov- ^ «•rnrneut will save* hundreds of thousands of dollars a vear and Secretary McAdoo believes the funds and securities will be fully as -afe in the mails. Washington Government Friendly Rut El mi Reply to Note Protesting Against Shipment of War Munitions to Allies—Ras \o Standing Military Force. Washington. Aug. 16.—The state department last night made public the note* of the* United Stales rejecting the views net forth by the Austro- Hungarian government in a recent note contending that exportation of war munitions from America to Austria» enemies was conducted on such a scale as to he not in consonance of th«* ‘‘definition of neutrality,” Though friendly in language and tone, the note flatly denies the Austro-Hungarian contentions and recalls that that country and Germany furnished munitions of war to Great Britain during the Boer war when England’s enemies could not import such supplies. It insists the American government is pursuing a strictly neutral course in adhering to a principle upon which it would depend for munitions in the markets of the world in case it should lie attacked by a foreign power. "The principles of international law.” the communication concludes, “in the practice of nations, concerning neutrals, of which the United Labor Conventions. Jersey City, N. J., A tie 16 The Tth annual convention of the New Jersey State Federation of Labor IWakes j0pflned her,, today. T1 principal subject of the convention is the enactment of an anti-Injun* tion law, because of the issuing <>f tie most sweeping injunctions d iring the past year. Oklahoma Uity, Olla , Aug 16. The 12th annual convention of the Oklahoma Federation ' Tgfbnr opened and medic. *l ocrps from New Orleans,1 will reach Shreveport on a special t train over the Texan & Pacific rail-- roati at 7 o’clock thhj morning, while a special train on the Kansas City! Southern railroad w,H reach here at 6 o’clock a. m. with Com;»»<nios B from C row ley, C from De Kidder and K from Lake Charles. Adjutant General Oswald W. Mc-j of isike Charles. Judge Advo-j cate Genera! W. W. Thompson of Leosvilie and Quartermaster Per v L j Prince of P.uston, were on the grounds yesterday super mending the work of getting the camp in shape. Major O. L. Pothier of New Orleans. who will be in charge of the sanitary troops, is also here. Adjutant General McNeeso *nd the other officers of the First infantry are well pleased with the encamp- I *• mily Troubles i* Given as Hie ('»use ment grounds, and when the re- of Killing of Well Known Citizen maiuder of th*1 companies of the row TRAGEDY IN WEST MONROE t . \ CONVELI \ SHOT \\R KILLED BY Ills SON-IN-LAW, f. M. I \l si. BALKAN CRISIS NEAR CLIMAX SUB IS «BIB THE VmoWL \ SS FM BI /11 S MU G HI-. Ut I \ N It *1 RBI \ t < »V - VENE TOD \ Y. THE WARSAW STRUGGLE of Ouachita Parish —Slayer says "He Mail to Ito It,” But Expresses Regret Uor Killing. Charles A. Gonnella. well known inient arrive today and get lnst.ff’ed. iho - amp wlP be equal to any camp of the regular Unit“,} States army in matter of equipment, etc. Monroe was on its good behavior Saturday night, not a single arrest Both Vrmies in Eastern Field Show I Meet- of Hard Fighting—Germans t otitiniM* to \«lvan< e Slowly. Idindon Pessimistic Regarding Outlook in Balkans. here * td»| with <1 • it pr< ’ vas sho • jade \s a result : her.» wert from each section of the State. Villa Concentrating Troops. San Diego, Cab. \ug, 1»; Two hundred Mexican soldiers left c,ua • mas Saturday for Novaler, where it is reported, all the Villa troops along the Mexican division f the Southern Pacific railroad are being concen- t rated. and killed at his home in the upper j nf) rasPi portion of West Monroe shortly be-j m0|.n|ng fore 9 o’clock Saturday night by his ( son-in-lawy J. \i. Faust. Family Iron- ; ides are given as the cause. Five! bullets from a .12 calibre pistol struck; Mr. Connella in his body and arms.; Faust after doing the shooting disap-! r'at Ir'*a peared from the scene and was not located until about noon Sunday w hen hope for his recovery. Ball is still efore the ritv court this Injuries May Prove Fatal, John Stevens who was struck on the head with an iron bar at noon v J B. Ball, is still unconscious at St, Francis sanitarium, an*! physicians continue to hold out little TROPICAL STORM ON GULF COAST By A*»“c'.»t<Ht Pres»; Washington, Aug. 16.—The Weather Bureau reports that a tropical storm is approach!»; the coast near the Texas-Louisiana iine New Orleans, Aug. 16 ical storm this morning -The trop- covered a his brother telephoned Sheriff Parker. he was at his home, six miles west of Monroe, and was ready to surrender. Mr. Parker went out soon afterwards and took Faust into custody, placing him in the parish jail at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon. "I had it to do,” was ail the statement that paust would make when he reached the jail, adding that he regretted the killing very much According to the information obtainable Faust and his wife had trouble Saturday morning when he is alleged to have abused her. She confined in the parish jail awaiting the outcome of Stevens’ injuries. Boys Take Fren'b Leave. One day la -1 week a L*ty of Monroe men including twe reverend gentlemen visited the state Training School below the oitv an,} during the speech making that followed a very elegantly prepare,} supper one of the ministers impressed on the minds or the boys the importance ;*ud value ot learning how to turn quickly from oim thing to another. xppncentfy took their young son and went to the! taking this advice but not in a way- home of her father. Faust declared that it was intended, two of the t)oy * of settlement of differences and finally necessity itself are opposed to the prohibition by a neutral nation of the exportation of arms or other munitions of war to belligerent powers during the progress of the war.” Pointing to a practical and substantial reason why the United States aside from the question of principle advocates th*> practice of unrestricted trade in military supplies, the note declares: "It never has been the policy of tht» country to maintain in time of peace a large military establishment or stores of arms and ammunition sufficient to repel invasion by a well equipped and powerful army, it has desired to remain at peace with all nations and to avoid any appearance of menacing such peace by the threat of its armies and navies. Tn consequence of this standing policy the United Stales would, in the event of attack by a foreign power, be at the outset of war seriously if not fatally embarrassed by the lack of arms and ammunition and by the moans to produce them in sufficient quantities to supply the requirements of national defense. The United States always ha» depended upon the right and power to purchase arms and ammunition from neutral nations in case of foreign attack.” The note points out particularly that during the Boer war between Great Britain and the South African republics the latter were in a situation almost identical with that occupied by Germany ami Austria at the present time and that in spite of the commercial isolation of one belliger ent, Germany sold to Great Britain, the other belligerent, hundreds of thousands of kilos of explosives, gun powder, cartridge?, shot and weapons and Austin Hungary also sold similar munitions to the same purchaser, though in smaller quantities. In this connection a table of sales l»y Germany and Austria to Great Britain during the Boer war is appended to the note and it is suggested that had Austria and Germany refused to sell ammunitions to England at that time on the ground thut so to do would violate ihe spirit of stiict neutrality, "the imperial and royal government might with greater consistency and greater force urge its present contention.” The note was cabled to Ambassador Peutield at Vienna, August 12. No western Florida tointended to take possession of his] in the school returning from the play •hiid. Saturday night about S; 30 ¡grounds h*e Saturday afternoon de- he preacher’s precept into practice. They were the first to enter the bath room in the basement but in place of performing their By Military operations in the eastern field are developing slowlv Both, sidos show tin* effects and intensity of th«* Warsaw struggle. The German advance center« on the efforts of General Hlndenhurg to force troops across the Dwina river in a general direction toward Petrograd. Notwithstanding the steady ressure of the Germans the Russians are holding them west of the Dwina. The Balkan crisis is drawing near a climax. The national assemblies of Greece and Serbia met today with the probability of a definite decision as regards the Bulgarian territorial demands. upon which hinges the question of united action of the Balkan states with the allies. London regards the outlook with a certain degree of pessimism. States and other nations without i large parr of the gulf and its effects j great military advantages, the pos- j were telt from session of large armies and navies, eastern Texas, and about fifty miles . __ ___ i • o'clock he went to \1r Connella s aided to put the preacher s precept the adoption of the peaceful methods inland. Heavy tainu are reported with the wind I,lowing from 25 to 48 " he demanded the child, miles an hour in the southern sec- in spite of the warnings of his dangh- H our of the Gulf St »tos ter not to s° outsicle Mr Connella ’ The Weather Bureau reports trop- leIt the olher members of the family,] *lv'emng s abhmoru they climbed The \\ eat r | to so out and through a window and hied to the. ical storm will move inland between stating he intended to uo out anti (>ffl<.prq the *, - Orleans out Brownsville «omelalk t0 Faust and try to settle the a" "nd ua il* rh ! ae cl New Orleans nud - -“ ' differ,■».■« ho had wi.h his wife. He «re notified of the ,oys' Kronen shhuiing ha, ‘ heen re- »•««* unarmed. Only a few words had leave <>**"« “"d ti'“ >i>un«shipping ten , ^ betwMn (he mpn wt(en Faugti sirs were caught and returned to the ______ j pulled his pistol and hegan ahooting school time for breakfast Sunday Two Marine* Drmvned. Mr Connella who begged Faust not to Washington. Aug. 16. — James kill him. In spite o- the pleadings New Room f°r Women Prisoner*. Mr. H. ¡J. Markv.ood began work today arranging two rooms on the north suit* of the city hail for the accommodation of white and negro women prisoners. The room now occupied by t:ie worn* n prisoners is needed for white men, the jail being crowded. This new arrangement will separate the prisoners better than has heretofore been possiLde. time today, property or ported. sippi. Franklin Robinson and Bardie Ray. j of his father-in-law Faust continued marines on the battleship New ■ to -hoot until he had emptied the Hampshire, were washed overboard j pistol Mr Connella, though fatal! and drowned off" the Florida coast wounded, walked up the steps at the during the hurricane yesterday ! front of his home and sat down in a Ray’s residence is given as Missis- large porch chair where he died a few moments later, long before physicians arrived Sheriff Jack Parker was located and went to the scene of the killing immediately, hut could not locate Faust Saturday night. Faust worked as a carpenter anti was well known among the local j members of the craft \mong the i stories regarding the shooting is one morning. The boy-; who ran away were Luther Perkins ami Norwood Tillman who were sent to the school from C;*ldo parish. APPEAL TO MEXICANS WILL BE DELIVERED RAIDS ON BORDER bunkard 'lin*u«»r KNIeil Himself. South Bend, Aug. 16.—Silas M. Ebersole, former Dunkard minister, held for the murder of thirteen year old Hazel Maeklin. a year ago. committed suicide b\ hanging himself in jail this morning. He left no confession. By AsuMMiRtwl Prfss; Washington, AU, 16. By Associated Pres»; Brownsville, Aug. 16.—Capt, J. .J. Sanders, of the Texo« Rangers, today brought reports of renewed attempts by Mexican bandits to reorganize ] current in West Monroe that he went. rjle}r })an,}s ¡tl t|je lower Rio Grande \ssur-I around Saturday and paid every little vajley> Capt. Sanders said he had .ames that General Carranza will not | l,m he owed in town. Vnother report reC(?}ved reports of Mexicans crossing obstruct the delivery of the Ban- «»id he had on several times previous into Texas in small groups, and at- Ameriean appeal to the Mexican Saturday had trouble in his home tempting to collect tribute in Hidai- leaders to restore peace, reached the life. It is said Faust had never been go COuiuy. State Department today in a message on good terms with his father-in-law ptie United States cavalrj patrol from a member of the American embassy staff, in Mexit » I’ity. The message said General Gonzales, a« ('ar­ sirne his marriage. was fired upon last night from the The funeral services over Mr Con- Mexican side o*t Progresso. The < av Then. nella's remains were held at noon alrytuen returned ttie lire ranza commander, promised safe con-j Sunday, immediately after the arrival were no casualties, duct to the messengers carrying the of his brother from Alexandria. The More soldiers wen on duty along up pea’ to Zfrpata a,,d others. ! services were conducted by Rev F. H. the order today. Rangers and Destitution among the Americans) Farrington, pastor of the First Bap- peace officers are disarming all th* In Mexico City is reported Monte tist church. Interment was in the \fexieufli» outside of the larger town rev advices said th. Villa forces are Hasley cemetery, within nine leagues of tire city. f»pen Hitls For Iff New Submarine*. Washington. Aug. 16. -The Navy Department will toda*. open ids for the construction of sixteen new submarines authorized it the last session of Congress. Bids an- also to be opened for two additional submarines of the sea-coing type, which are to have a surface speed of 2b knots? or more The government will expend nearly $S,00»),'*t»0 for submarines. and there is keen competition for the contracts. Local Man Scores High. Mr. J. T. Austin, who is maxing t northern trap -shooting tour is making ;« great record. In the Missouri state shoot at St. Louis Fridr.v he hail record of US out of a possible loo in tie* first event and '/ a in the econd. The championship of the state went to a man who h;«d two perfect scores. In the tvo events Mrs. Austin had records of 6* and 65. Mrs. Steve Bourke who is w:*h Mr. and Mrs. Austin stored 66 and J. They were the only lathes taking part in the St. lxHlis shoot. No replies to the Pan-American appeal were received today. STORM DEIAYS THE BRAZILLIAN MINISTER COMPANY D REPORTS AT FAIR GROUNDS in the Brow nsv ile section. Col. F. M. Donohoe, traveling passenger .agent of the Queen w Crescent route with headquarters at Vicks- >urg, is a vis'tor to Monroe today. By Associated F Now Orleans, At -. 16.- The gunboat Sacramento, bringing Jose Cal­ doso De Oliv ein* the Brazilian minister to Mezico from V’era Cruz to the United States, anchored outside the mouth of Ihe Misseudppi river this morning waiting to the hurrit-aue to abate so as it can cross tlie bar. The vessel is expected to reach New- Orleans tonight. Shreveport, Aug. 16 .—Companies ‘ D, F and L, representing that part ot : the Louisiana Nationail Guard from the cities of Monroe Kuston and i Shrew port, pitched tent at the fair ; ground» yesterday and had their first meal in their mess tents promptly at 6 o’clock Sunday evening. Computi©» V. from New Orleans, E ;\ud H from Baton Rouge, C. troni Bogulusa. I from Amite, M from Alexandria, the regimental band from Baton Rouge r.ud the hospital L yceum T heatre TODAY. THREE ACT Ll’BlN EXCLUSIVE FEATURE ‘ DESTINY'S SKEIN” WITH OR Ml HAWLEY AND EARLE METCALF BILLIE RITCHIE AND GERTRUDE SELBY . IN “LIFE AND MOVING PICTURES’’ THE ANIMATED WEEKLY NEWS TOMORROW. LEE ARTHUR'S GREAT FOUR ACT EDISON MASTERPIECE “THE STONING” WITH DAINTY VIOLA DANA AND ALL STAR CYST HARRY MYERS, ROSEMARY THEBY, BEN WILSON.

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