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would show a mighty panorama of mili
tary and industrial activities.
Radiating from the National Capitol
and from the army and navy centers
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of telephone lines by which all these vast enter
prises are directed and co-ordinated--a veritable
maze of wires linking together the camps, yards,
fortifications, plants and offices, and swarming
with linemen, cablemen and installers, busy with
Uncle Sam's existing and ever-increasing demands
for telephone service.
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the Bell system is doing, but among the unfore
seen conditions which the war has imposed upon
us is the necessity of practically suspending the
commercial development of our business.
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use of the telephone and an unprecedented demand
for new and additional service, we cannot accept
or fill orders except subject practically to an in
definite delay. This situation is due to the im
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Famous Auto Speed Demons To
Drive For Championships Sun
day, November 3.
Several of the most famous speed
kings of the world will thrill visitors
to the State Fair of Louisiana Sul
day, November 3. Entertainment of
the most royal kind is absolutely as
sured. It promises to prove the live
liest motor meet ever witnessed in
Shreveport, with some of the most
daring feats ever seen on a dirt
Shreveport is the last town on the
circuit to be visited by the speed de
mons, among whom there is more
or less rivalry and a desire to wind
up the season by smashing records.
In order to stimulate interest, the
State Fair Association has arranged
for a special Liberty race for the
championship. The prize will be paid
in Liberty bonds.
There will be a dozen or more dar
ing drivers, using some of the most
famous cars in the country. These
machines were ccnstructed exclusive
ly for hair-raising track events, and
those who are fortunate enough to
be present November 3 will witness
some of the finest auto racing ever
pulled off in the South. These
speedsters are death-defying in their
performances and will whirl around
the track apparently indifferent to the
danger of such daring speed as that
for which they are noted.
J. Alex Sloan, the country's best
known auto race manager, will be in
general charge of the big program.
With the nation at war and motor
cars playing an important part in the
world conflict, there will be great pa
triotic interest in this year's State
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Hamilton Hoit Interviews victorý fer
Emmanuel al the Front, Where ilt
He Lives Rugged Life *ni
of a Soldier. US
By GARRET SMITH.
An alliance with Republican France tl
in the world war for Democracy is per- ,n
fectly understandable to every citizen i
of the United States. In the case of le:
our other chief Allies, however, there Col
are still left some old-fashioned Amer- and
leans, fed on the king-baiting school in
histories of a generation ago, who are lir
a bit puzzled to find the country of
George Washington lined up with the
'king-ridden" nations of Europe.
But the King of Italy is not an old- a
fashioned King at all. fec
This view of Victor Emmanuel as a
royal democrat is strikingly interl)ret- rel
ed by Hamilton Holt, editor of The e(
Independent, who has just returned fog
from Italy, where he had a most un- lot
usual interview with His Majesty.
Mr. Holt went to Italy as the repre- pa
sentative of the Italy America So- le
ciety at the time of the celebration ha
of the third anniversary of Italy's en- me
trance into the war. He was received ti'
in Rome with much ceremony.
"Finally, after these formalities
were over," Mr. Holt told me, "I was
conducted upthro.ugh t .
provinces to the hills just behind the t
Ryl iHe CRowN PRtINCE- 1oe
provinces to the hills just behind the a
battle line. We stopped at a little ga
villa ielonging to a small wine It
mercnant, which had been requisi
ti :ied for government use. There 0
hereg two or three sentinels about the Pf
grounl:e and as many orderlies within. W
That was all, no other evidence that d
it was a post of any great importance. 61
An officer led me up to a bed-chamber. 13
on the third floor and knocked. o:
Royal Headquarters Modest.
"Inside I was cordially greeted by a
modest, middle-aged little mani in a e
plain uniform that I could scarcely dis- C
tinguish from that of a common sol- C
dier, no epaulets, gold braid or medals,
I nothing but a ribbon showing years of
service such as any soldier might wear. b
That wan s the King of Italy as one
t Yankee saw him.
"There was not the slightest hint of V
royal ceremony about our meeting,"
j declared Mr. Holt. "He simply ushered P
me into his apartment and invited me a
to sit down, as any private citizen
would receive another. And it was an
very simple little apartment with nod
hint of luxury about it. There was a i
sinmple Ibed, washstand, bureau and '
two or three little straight-back chairs
-chairs that looked as though they hi
miught be of maple. I remarked on the t
simoplicity of his quarters anl lie said t
Sthey were much better than some he
a hai occupied. e
"In five minutes' time I had lost all t
r sense of being in tie presence of roy
s alty. You know that ordinarily court
r- etiquette demands that a private citi- 1
e zen shall not speak to a king in the
course of an interview except to an- t
0 swer His Majesty. Before I realized
i, it I had forgotten all aout that con
vention and we were chatting freely, o
asking and answering questions 'hack I
and forth and actually swapping yarns i
in good old Yankee fashion. He kept
, me talking for three-quarters of an 4
hour and, of course, I had nothing to a
do with the length of the call, as I nat
urally followed custom to the extent
of waiting for him to terminate the
i. interview. The King speaks a perfect
English, has a good sense of humor,
enjoys telling a good story and enjoys
luol toMs 9 Ertk0 *p
r ference apparent to me in our statUs
as I look 1lack on It was that such an
interview was a very unustlal experi
ence for me, while It was not at all un
usual for the King, and I forgot to be
conscioihs of that at the time.
"Victor Ennalntel impressed me as
a sort of colhination of C'olonel House
e and the late I'';ia: I. Stockto. liHe is
a man of simple a,nd chlt:liing manner.
n without pose, who h:is thrown himself
heart anlli soul into the cause of his
e country a;m is working for it night
-and day, as hard as any other person
in Italy. But he prefers to stay be
e hind the scenes while doing it."
A Hard-Working Monarch.
e That this unceremonious reception of
a representative of the American De
mocracy was no pose for theatrical ef
feet is clearly evident from MIr. Holt's
t- report of what he olbserved and learn
ed of the King's daily routine. The
d Monarch has selected this little villa
for his headquarters on account of its
location in convenient reach of every
part of the battle-line. Each morning
he rises early, eats a simple breakfast,
has a light luncheon put up for him,
- gets into his automobile and spends
d the day visiting some point on the
line, conferring with the officers and
, talking with the soltdiers, learning
their needs first hand and inspiring
them by his presence and his counsel.
At night he studies the plans of battle
for the following day and never r,1t"cr,
without sending a letter to his family,
to whom he is passionately devoted.
He has made observations of the
battlefield from dirigibles and aero
planes. At one time in 1915 he climb.
ed to the snow-covered crest of Rauch
koel Mountains when the temperature
was below zero in order that he might
congratulate the Alpine troops who
had just captured several Austrian po.
Experiences Under Fire.
"In the couirse of our conversation,"
said Mr. Holt, "he gave me a graphic
description of his experience in one tt
town near the frontier. The Austrians 01
discovered his presence in the town of
and began bombarding it. The King P
immediately withdrew from the town at
in order that, as he told me, he might b
not unnecessarily imperil the resi
dents. What he did not tell me was
that he departed from the town open- a
ly, for he was evidently much more h
concerned for the safety of the people tl
than he was over the peril to his own tl
ra "He is very much interested in the id
he mechanics of warfare. He described
tle graphically the barrage drill of the tl
ne Italian troops as he had witnessed it.
si- "He showed me with great glee a
're German cross from a captured air. d
he plane he had framed and hung on the P
in. wall of his room. He described the 0
tat different designs he had seen painted it
ce. on German planes and was particular- t,
ter. ly amused at one which had the design tl
of a Teddy Bear." it
His Democratic Traditions.
a The King's ability to play his pres
a ent role is the result both of his demo
is- cratic inheritance from his Savoy an
ol- cestors and his Spartan upbringing. V
Is, He was tutored by a stern, old army 'n
of colonel, who, at the direction of the
ar. boy's royal father, treated him in ev- a
ed ery way like the son of a private citi
zen. He has ever since preferred 1
ne simple, rigorous living. Hunting and
mountain climbing are among his fa
of vorite pastimes.
g, "What did he have to say about the
ed political and military situation?" I
en "You must remember," Mr. Holt re
a plied, "that one cannot quote a King
no directly. While we discussed various
a phases of the situation very freely, I
Ind would not be at liberty to give a ver
irs batim report of his opinions. In fact, 1
ley Ire was careful in talking with me not i
the to express himself positively on mat- i
aid ters of state policy. When I en
he croached on such ground, he would
generally counter by asking me what I
all they told me in Rome about it.
oy An Admirer of America.
urt "For instance, I asked him if it was
lti- true that Italy desired America to
the send military aid to her. He asked if
an- they told mie that in Rome.
zed "'Yes,' I replied.
on- "The King said that was right-Italy
ely, did want our aid. He said we could
ack help particularly by sending them steel
rns and coal.
ept "He expressed a great deal of inter
an est in American affairs and the Ameri
to can attitude toward the war and kept
mat- ne busy answering thoughtful ques
ent tions about them. He expressed the
the greatest feeling of friendship towards
tect America and appnreciatlon for what we
nor, have already done in the war, He
loys thought our efforts ~1 asr w14 ,e
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Sheriff Sale.-N-o. 3024.
Heirs of D. H. Brewer.
Notice is hereby given that
tue of a writ of fiery facias,
out of the 26th Judicial District
of Louisiana, in and for Was
parish, in the above entitled
and to me directed. I will proeel
sell at public auction to the lat
highest bidder, on
Saturday, November 9,1918
at the principal front door ofthe
house at Franklinton, La.,
the legal sale hours for judicial
the following described propert
ing and situated in Washingtol
ish, La., to-wit:
Forty acres of land, more or
the Dennis Crain headright 37.
ship 1, south, Range 12 east,
described as be ginning at a
Pushepetappa creek at a setdib
old Dennis Crain place, and run
in a southwesterly direction tos
tain hollow or conditional line
this land and lands formerly
ing to W. J. Crain, thence te~
stob down the hollow to mOdS
same, thence east to Push
creek to set stob, thence in ,
westerly direction to point of
Terms of Sale. Cash with
This the 19th day of So
J. E. Bateman, 8
Notice, Tax Sale.
Bogalusa, La., Sept. 24,
To Knight & Yeager,
Please take notice thatL
purchased at a tax sale the
lowing described properfl
Washington Parish, Loui
Ten acres of land, being
nw* of nwj, Section 15,
ship 3, south, Range 13 e0_t
Said property having bN
chased by me front J. E.
man, sheriff and ex-offl
collector of Washington
Louisiana, on the 22nd d
June, 1918. The total aS
taxes, interest and cost beim
sur of $20,09. The deed
ing said property was r
the conveyance records of_
ington Parish on July 25,1
conveyance book 30, page