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The Caldwell Watchman
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DR, DOWLINlG MAKESt
HIGH COST REPORT
2,310 DOZEN EGGS, 1,568 POUNDS far
BUTTER IN STORAGE AT
INVESTIGATE OTHER CITIES Ri
Announces Amount of Food in Cold no
Storage in Alexandria, New Orleans,
Shreveport, Monroe, Baton Rouge
and Lake Charles.
New Orleans.- ~li
A detailed report on the amount of be
food and meats in cold storage in New
Orleans, Shreveport, Monroe, Baton bi
Rouge, Lake Charles and Alexandria, ro
was completed and announced by I)r.
Oscar Dowling of the State Board of
Hearth. The report is in connection
with the fight on the high cost of liv
ing here and elsewhere.
The report shows, chiefly, the fol- re
lowing here: Butter, 498,375 pounds, in
204 pails and 7 cartons; oleomarga
rine, 144 full tubs, 185 half tubs, 30
eases, 5 pails; 85,860 dozen eggs, 255
cases frozen eggs, 454 cans mixed, 16
eases white of eggs, 40 cans yolks and
13,110 pounds of frozen eggs; beef,
S938,400 pounds; pork, 66,362 pounds;
mptton, 15,900 pounds and 425 sacks,
since.August 10, 1915, of velvet beans;
180 sacks white beans; rice, 13,023
sacks; turkey, 237 barrels, 83 boxes,
432 crates; chickens, 654 boxes; hens, c'
956 boxes and 106 barrels; poultry, 44 tl
bo)es, 4 barrels and lMO, pormds. I
In Alexandria cold storage there are
2,314 dosen eggs, 7,5w pounds of but- .
tea and four boxes of turkeys; Baton
baeg, 10,36 pounds of butter, 1,170
doses epos, 15,000 pounds of beef; 1,
,8o',1m of real and 1,097 pounds of
tMwl; lae Chuales, 11,250 pounds
-. . ,o ,ebtte'r, 3,
ee, sl lhreveport, 6,875 psmund of
b ttsr, 20,100 dosen eggs.
3313 NEWS AND NOTES.
The Shamreck lLand and Planting L
Company ompleted the grinding sea- e
son at ts Evean Hail ftetory near Donn
aldeqavle after craehiag 19,400 toss
of cane, d of whob was grown on the
place. Manager W. C. Wilson is well t
pleased with outtlrn cor his firat sea
eon: in the business.
The State Board of Health has com- i
pleted compiling the quantity of arti- 1
dles In cold storage in this and other 1
eommunities of the state. Its next a
task will be to ascertain how long
this material has been In cold storage
in this state and in other states before
it was broughthere.
Salsburg, Belle Helene and Old
Hickory are the only sugar cane fac
tories in the Donaldsonville territory
still in operation. They will be at
work several weeLks longer. The sea
son has been one of the most success- 1
ful and srtisfactory in recent years.
Rev. L. J. McCain, the newly-ap.
pointed pastor of the M. E. Church,
South, at Hammond, was accorded a
hearty reception. Addresses of wel
come were made by members of the
local church and the pastors of other
The Independent Naval Stores Com.
;pany, located at De Ridder since Janu
ary 1, have moved to Lake Charles.
Threy will msantain a branch offce
here with P. W. Stratton in charge.
Thii will continue to be the manufanco
Dr. U. P. Flower, director ot the
State .LIve Stoc Sanitary Board at
New Orleans, brands as false the re
porap that several cases of tfoot and
moath disease had developed in New
Grouud will be broken early in the
mew year Sor the $0,000 tederal builas
Ing to be erected In Railroad avenue,
Just south ot the Oaks Hotel at Ham
Among the Christmas eharities at
HIlamond this year was a community
ChristmliS tree, which was given by
*he l Ig's Daughters to the deservng
The .Hammond natatorium, one of
the recent municipal improvements,
ihas been completed and is conceded
to be one of the fnest in the state.
The Rev. Paul M. Brown, new pas.
ter of the Methodlst Church at De
Rlidder, aend his family have arrived
lend are acmpln the pmonage.
The official route of the Jefferson
Highway, running between Winnipeg,
Canada, on the north, and New Or
le.ns, on the south, a distance of !,
000 miles, was announced at New Or
leans by J. D. Clarksin of Des Moines,
general manager of the highway. The
only contest to be determined was
betweel vo proposed routes in Louis
iana, between Colfax and New Or- F
leans. This was decided by Mr. E
The official route in Louisiana, ae
cording to the announcement, will
run on the east side of the Mississippi
River from New Orleans to Baton A'
Rouge. At IBaton Rouge the highway
will cross the Mississippi and run
northward on the west side of the G
river through Port Allen and Mell
ville, to Alexandria, thence through
Pineville and Bagdad to Colfax.
The highway, leaving Louisiana at
Shreveport, will run to Denison,
Texas, Muskogee to Joplin. From Jop
lin to Kansas City the east route will oi
be through Carthage,. Mo., and the ft
west through Fort Scott and Pitts
burg, Kan. From Kansas City the
route will run through St. Joseph,
Mo., to Des Moines. Mason City, Iowa.
Minneapolis. St. Paul and north to ,
Mr. Clarkson announced that fully
50 per cent of the paved highway al
ready was constructed on the money
in local treasuries to cover cost of d
completion, while the other 50 per p
cent was in good condition for travel.
The East Baton Rouge parish jail 2
again is condemned in a letter receiv
ed from Dr. Oscar Dowling, president ,,
of the State Board of Health, by Jo. p
seph Gebelin, ,president of the police I
jury, announcing the findings of the p
health department's employee on a re- g
cent inspection. Sheriff Day, when o
told of the letter, said he was power- a
less to act. The jail is kept as clean N
as an old jail of its character will per- f
mit. President Gebelin said the poliee b
jury did not have sufficient money
to build a new jail. c
It is announced that the Louisiana v
State Rice Milling Company has doe j
sided t. buil I rice mill a4KaQla9 ~
t'l.e ise u aaitrd ~t!W b e " M.
Steal rice nill at OGeydan will be re
moved to Kaplan and work of con
strnction will begin early next year ti i
order that the mill may be in reads
ness for the crop of the coming sea
9 son. The town of Kaplan is surround
ed by some of the finest rice lands in t
0 the state. I
t The surveying party sent out from
1 the United States engineers' office at 1
New Orleans to get data on the pr I
posed construction of a lock in Bayou
Lafourche at Donaldsonville, finished
i- its investigations at this end of the 1
I- bayou. It began work November 27. l
r The party is headed by Engineer W.
ft $. Smith, and includes J. B. Cable, K.
g C, Smith, C A. Buash and John Dolan.
e Robert Harp, of Donaldsonville,
won the beneflciary cadetship to the
Louisiana State University from As
d cension parish. Mr. Harp, the sea of
e. Mrs. John Harp, scored a general av
.7 erage of 85 1-2 per cent in the comppet
t tive examination held November 2t,
. He will enter the University' at the
,. beginning of the second term.
Organization of a foreign selling
p. corporation to market American pitch
h, pine was discussed at New Orleans at
, an executive meeting of a special
il. committee of the Southern Pine As
t sociation. A resolution was adopted
eu authorizing the secretary of the as
sociation to appoint a committee to
work out details.
S Several small boys of New Orleans
, spent $3,000 in real money for candy
ce the other afternoon. The money-
re. $5,000 of it in federal reserve bills of
. the issue of 1914-was found jammed
in a tomato can in an excavation ad
joining the City and County Hospital
he All of the bills were of the $5 deanem
ad W. W. Batiley, of Abbeville, the new
yw district judge, has qualified and held
court. William P. Edwards, the roetit.
inf judge, who has served for 13
he yars, will restme the practice of law.
lis Preston J. Greene, the newly elected
e, district attorney, was likewise sworn
min, and has assumed the duties of his
at The recently appointed board of su.
Ity pervisors of the Plrst road district tof
by Asceskilon parish has completed a
a rangements for the extension of the
gravel road along the river below l)on
aldsdnvlile from its present terminus
of in A bend to the St. James line, a dis.
R, tance of approximately four and seV
ed en-tenths miles.
The importance of a nthly mar
ket day is again being dvocated at
De Crowley. The advent o the autom
red bile and good roads shld result in
the establishment of certain day
esach uqath wheu the whole parish
I1LLA PLANNIIG AN
ATTAgCK ON TORREON
FIVE AMERICANS AND ONE FOR
EIGNER REACHING EL PASO SAY
HE WAS AT JIMINEZ.
ATTACK FROM TWO SIDES
German Vice Consul at Parrl Was
Robbed of $50,000--Bandits Spread
Terror in Whole Torreon District
-Agents Receive Report.
El Paso, Tex.-Five Americans nan
one othlr foreigner, who arrived here
from Parral by way of Torreon, re
ported that Torreon was about to be
attacked by Villa forces.
The refugees said Villa was at Jimni
nez when they left Torreon three days
ago. A large force of Villa forces was
expected to approach Torreon from the
.youth at the same time Villa moved
on Torreon from the north.
The Americans also confirmed the
death of Howard Gray, or Weeks, at
Parral. He was the only American
killed, they said. The Americans in
t he party included Dr. Thomas Flanna
,an. Jacob Myers, Adam Schaefer, W.
('. Palmer, Julio Sinner. A Swiss citi
/en also came to the border with the
party. They left Parral ten days ago.
They said everyone in Parral was ex
pecting a Villa attack and many refu
gees were leaving for the border. All
of the Americans who were in Parral
at the time Villa occupied the town od a
November 5 have now been accounted V
for, four having come to the border tl
I by way of Cullacan, Sinaloa.
Edgar Koch, actihg German vice
consul at Parral, also accompanied the
Americans. He was robbed of $50,000
worth of silver bullion at Santa Ro.
. ala by Villa followers on October 27
evacuate Parral when the refugees
left there for the border on December
13, one of the Americans in the party
said. The Villa force under Jacinto
Hernandez had left the town about De
cember 3, he said, but was expected
s to re-enter the town soon after the C
refugees left for the border.
At Jiminez the Carranza troops C
were at the railroad station preparing I
R to leave for the south and evacuate
. the town to the Villa forces, whlcn I
a were near, the refugees said. Z
d Government agents received a re- I
port that Villa was at Jiminez in t
r. person and was preparing to move on t
r Torreon at once with his northern
command, co-operating with rebels I
co-operating in the Laguna district
The Carranza garrison in Torreon l
i was said by these government agents 1
to number less than 1,000, while Villa
had several times that number of men, I
. It was said. This information was I
,forwarded to Washington.
The Horseless Stage.
Washington.-Completion of long
talked-of plans for substituting auto
i mobiles forthe picturesque horse-drawn
i stages in Yellowstone National Park
it was announced by Secretary Lane.
ii Next summer there will be big 10-pas.
- senger motor cars to speed visitors
IG through the long stretches of lodge
a- pole forest, giving them time to linger
to at points of special interest. The pas's
ing of the horse is a feature of a gen
eral reorganization of living and trans
as portation facilities in the park, in
ly which better hotel and camp service is
S Liner in a Collision.
4 Norfolk, Va.-The Merchants' and
bl Miners' liner Powhatan, outward
i* bound from Norfolk for Baltimore,
with 17 passengers, was beached In
25 feet of water on Thimble Shoal,
1 lower Chesapeake Bay, after a colli
d ston with en unidentified vessel. Wire.
Ire less reports said the passengers and
12 crew, including several injured, had
V. been transferred to other vessels.
rn $17,000,000 For Canal.
'New York.-An added expenditure
of $17,00,000 is required for "the
mnaintenance, construction and eotac
Spletlon of the Panama canal," accord
ing to Col. Chester.Harding, U. S. A.,
SgOvernor of the cabal zone, who ar
e rived here. Culebra Cut has been
Scleared of slides and the depth of the
ns canal averages from 35 to 40 teet. -
S Make Schoot the Center.
Washington.--Use of the country's
schools for all-branches of community
work was urged by Miss Margaret WIl
t sn, the president's daughter, before
the annual convention of the Aipericau
Civic Association. The sehool princi
pal, she said, ihould not be hampered
by restriction to irksome school da.
ties, but should have a free hand ui
READY FOK THE WINTER FIGHTING
. " ·: .. S . ..' . ,
I s the rnh private is known a, .:.
men, is n; Infull winter equiplment. The photogratph was made on the
Verdun Wh&, thousands and thousands of this type are battling with
the Ge deite the inclement weather.
SECRET F REPRESENTA
TIVEE C QED id THE
Washin . y or wage in
creases of ina 10 per cent for
about 16, o4ment employes re
ceiving lea ,800 a year and of
$500 a y r ch representative's
secretary ided for in the
legilative, e and judicial ap
propriation I sed by the House
without a vote. The secre
taries now a year. An at
tempt to p h representative
with an ex grapher at $75 a
month durln sion failed.
Discusslo r, measure, which
carries ap as aggregating
about $39,6 o productive of
much debat he financial condi
tion of the « Chairman Fitz
gerald of th nriations commit.
tee and Rep, ye Rainey of the
ways and m. t n mittee protested
against the increase on the
ground that e vernment already
faced a hug' e Representative
Rainey deel next budget would
exceed 1,6 and that the
country was ted with the pos
sibility of a to collect $500,
000,000 morer taxes.
"How are g to raise it?" he
asked. "Re e Payne-Aldrlen
bill? That proposal some of
you make, y, ye your lives you
cannot fram bill which will
yield over $ year."
Mr. Raine erted that the
limit in rev been reached
from income the present rate
being the bh the world and
that nation- prohibition soon
would make ry to raise $257,
o00,000 from w source.
Republica , Mann favored
higher salar employee, declar
lug they sh in the general
prosperity ! country is ex
periencing of the European
war. The b appropriations
I for all of the reaslrles in the
country. R t e tSison of
Mississippi successful fight
to have the lon the ground
that the fe rve banks had
made them ,lecretary Me
Adoo advis In a letter that
subtreasuri ded, although
further ex t demonstrate
that the, I some of them
might be : to Washington.
Sp l Object..
Paris.-T ent's intention
to prohilift t6 of alcohol
Sin France ; strong opposi
tion among wine and spirit
1. dealers. of the whole
a sale mere ieax is send
a ing a depu arts to remon
i. strate with and. As in the
d. case o tlI. edsited in 1915
, demands for indemnat
I ties i t goes into
"STATE YOUR TERMS,"
ANSWER TO KAISER
GUARANTEES FOR PEACE OF EU.
ROPE NEEDED, SAYS PREMIER
London.--"Tell us your terms!
"Give us guarantees for the peace of
Europe from the swashbuckling of
Prussian militarism-guarantees surer
than those you have broken!
"Then, and not until then, will the
allies treat with you with regard to
ending the war!"
Reduced to its sum and substance,
that is the answer of Great Britain and
her allies to the central powers' proe
posal to enter Into negotiations for
peace. It was given by Lloyd-George
in the House of Commons.
As for the allies' terms-the only
terms on which they will give peace
negotiations a thought-the premier
set them down thus:
"Without reparation peace is impos
sible. The allies insist that the only
end of the war must be complete guar
antee against Prussian militarism dis
turbing the peace of Europe."
And with a ringing note of bitter
irony he added:
"All the outrages on land and sea
cannot be liquidated by a few pious
phrases about humanity."
At the pinnacle of his political ca
reer, in his debut before the House of
Parliament as premier and virtual war
dictator of Great Britain, Lloyd-George
delivered his long-expected address be
fore a house thronged to its capacity
and amid deep, almost reverential sr
lence, which was, however, broken re
peatedly by thunderous cheering.
The substance of his declaration, he
announced, would be sent to Germany
within a few days. It was not only
England's answer, the prime minister
emphasized. It was England's "clean
and definite" support to the identical
statements already given by Russia
It was not a flat-footed, defiant re
jection of peace, this remarkable
speech by England's "strongest man,"
which the world had waited breath
lessly for eight anxious days.
It was an unqualified, scornful, al
most contemptuous rejection of the
central powers' proffer as it now
stands. For this proffer. In its present
shape, is a "nose, with the rope's end
in Germany's hands"-thus Lloyd
George described it-and the allies "do
not propose to put their heads into it."
Newspaper presses were still rolling
off extra editions containing the pre
mier's speech--a new edition for each
succeeding paragraph-when the
cables brought from Paris the' news
that Aristide Briand, the French pre
'mier; had announced in the Senate
that the entente would send a joint
reply to the central powers, making
It known that "It is impossible to take
their request for peace seriously."
Earlier the word had come from
Petrograd that the council of the Rus
slan Empire had decided unanimously
to favor a categorial refusal of the
allies to enter peace negotiatios wit
MAC KENSEN DRIVES
ENEMYY BFEFOE HiM
ISAKTCHA TAKEN AND MATCHIN
TULTCHA IS EVACUATED.
RUSSIAN LINES HOLDING
Attempts By P.ustro-German Troops to
Recapture Heights Occupied By the
Russians North of Uzul Valley
l,,rlin.--Field Marshal von 3lacken
son's l)obrudja army. aftor 'capturing
Isakelha on iihei !)ainlnbe, has begun
an a; tack on thlie bridcli ad of Match
in, in tin northw«Vttern e rner of
Dohrutdja province, to which T11he tRus
so-itoui;nanlian forces Ilave retreated,
armtly headquarteI annoulnced.
ACroSS the Dalnube in Eastern Wal
Ichllia there has been a renewal of
activity and engag-,m-ents are now in
progress. On the eastern Transylva
nian front. Austro-Germnn troops re
pulsed two Russian attacks in the
Oitus "Valley. The, statement follows:
"Front of Arkduke Joseph: Near
Cimbroslava our patrols dominating
the advance ground repulsed several
"North of Sosmeoce in the Oitus
Valley our fire pushed back the Rus
sians who twice attacked.
"Army group of Field Marshal von
Maokensen: In Great Wallachia, new
engagements are in progress.
"Our Dobrudja army has captured
Isaktcha and is now attacking the
bridgehead of Matchin.
"Western front: There was an atr.
tillery duel of temporary severity in
the Wyschaete sector. With the re
maining armies the activity did not
pass the usual measure. The night In
most sectbrs 'W*l calm.
"Front of Prince Leopold of Bava
rla: Austro-Hungarian outposts re
pulsed several Russian attacks near
Lysiets, southwest of Stanislau (Ga
Of the Macedonian front operations
the statement says:
"There were no Incidents of import.
The omficlal statement from general
headquarters issued this evening
"No large actions are reported from
the west or east fronts.
"In Roumania progress continues.
"On the Macedonian front there
have been no incidents of Import.
Petrograd.-Renewed heavy fighting
is in progress In Eastern Wallachia,
war office statement announces. The
Roumanians were forced to yield
ground at some points and the Rus
sians lost a height north of the Bu
zeu-Rimnik Road, but repulsed all
Attempts by Austro-German troops
to recapture heights occupied by the
Russians north of the Uzul Valley
were repulsed sanguinarily, the Rus
sians capturing two guns and more
than 200 prisoners.
Population of the U. 8. A.
Washington.-The population of
continental United States on January
1, 1917, will be 102,826,309, and, with
its outlying possessions, 113,309,285,
the Census Bureau estimates, upon
the increase as shown by the federal
census of 1900 and 1910.
No Money To Make Money.
Washington.-Secretary McAdoo no
tified Congress that he is faced with
the necessity of suspending operations
at the Philadelphia mint for a lack of
funds and asked for a defciency ap
ropriatlon before the holidays to
keep the plant going.
Make School Boys Work.
London.-A Reuter dispatch fromR
Copenhagen says that the government
of Schleswig, Prussia, has proclaimed
civil conscription of schoolboys. They
will be used particularly for railroad
work and the loading and unloading of
trucks, of which labor there is a
Must Go To the Border.
Oklahoma City, Okla.-One hundr.l
mad thirty-five members of the Okla
homa National Guard who failed to go
with the Oklahoma Infantry to the bor
der must report at once, accor:'ing to
orders from Col. R. A. Brown of Fort
Sam Houston. The government in
tends to prosecute them as deserters
lithey do not respond.
$2,500 Toward Deficit.
Washington.-Presid'ent Wilson has
sent a check for $2,500 to Treasurer
Marsh of the Democratic National
Committee, as his contribution toward
meeting the deficit in the committe'g