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he Caildwell Watchman VOL. 29 COLUMBIA, LOUISIANA, Flill)AY, ,IIN I, 1915 N],. 3 FRENCH CONTINUES IN MOVE ON ARRAS REPEATED ZEPPELIN RAIDS ON ENGLAND HAVE AROUSED BRITISH AIRMEN. CASUALTY LIST IS HEAVY Hard Fighting and Heavy Losses on Both Sides-Contests Are Hardly More Than Trench Warfare. London.--HIard fighting and heavy losses on both sides, notably north of Arras, where the French seem de tt.rmined to fight their way forward, continue in the west, but the contests are hardly more than trench warfarc contrasted with the fighting in Ga licia. The repeated Zeppelin raids on Enlg land have aroused British airmen . i'xtraordinary vigorous action, a rail .,n a Zeppelin shea near Brussels and the bringing down of a Zeppelin with its crew'near Ghent being carried out a'. about the same time. The British official account does not st,.te whether the hangar attacked held a Zeppein, but a message reaching London as serts that it did. The following official communica tion was issued in Paris by the French War Office: "'An attack to the southeast of He huterne has been completely success ful. We carried by assault two of the enemy's lines and the Toutvent farm. taking 400 wounded prisoners, of whom seven were officers and captur ing some machine guns, the number of which has not yet 'been established. Several hundred bodies of German dead were found on the ground. "A single German counter attack 'was dsliveredJ, but this was imme. diately checked. "To the north of the Alse .,the "trdithes which we took from him. After having brought up reinforce ments in automobiles for a distance ,of 80 kilometers (about 50 miles) the enemy made a furious counter attack, but was completely repulsed. "Two thousand Germans killed were left on the ground. We made 250 prisoners, among whom were an artillery officer and 28 noncommis sioned officers. We captured six machine guns and many others were found under the ruins." Must Pay Assessments. Washington. - All the 12,000 cer tificate holders in the former safety fund department of the Hartford Life Insurance Company, conducted on the "mutual assessment plan," were held by the United States Supreme Court to have been bound by the de cision of the Connecticut courts in 1910 that the company after closing its list of members could continue to collect assessments to meet liabilities. Many Jews Homeless. Lods.--Warsaw newspapers smunt gled through the lines sa: the num her of homeless Jews on ilhe Russian side is increasing steadily. At a con ference in "Moscow recently of the Jewish Aid Society it was~. estimated that the number of homeless persons is about 100,000. Hold Brief Session. London. - Both houses of Parlia ment held brief sessions. The lords passed through its remaining stages the bill maklting unnecessary the re election of ministers promoted in the new cabinet, and the roy:al assent to the measure was received. For Care of War Babies. Philadelphia. - Funds will be rais ed to send 50 or more women physi clans to Europe to aid in the care of war babies and their mothers in the war ione, according to plans of the alumnae of the Women's Medical Col. lege. Archduke WIII Command. Brescia.--It is believed here Arch. duke Eugene has assumed personal command of the Austro-Hungarian forces defending Trent. Electricity in Man's Body. London.-The theory that a man's body may contain enough electricity to set off a charge of explosive was put forward by a government expert on combustibles to account for an ex plosion at Stowmarket, which resulted In the death of four men. SuppressIng Typhus. Washington. - Encouraging re ports from the campaign against ty phus in Servia came to the State De. partment in dispatches from Nish. ANTONIO SALANDRA. Signor Salandra Is the premier of Italy. TEUTONIC ALLIES TAKE PRZ[MYSL GALICI4I STRONGHOLD GIVES IN AFTER SIEGE OF ONLY A FEW DAYS. London.--With the capture of Przemysl, accomplished the Austro German armies achieved the main ob ject of the great thrust they comn menced against the Russians in West ern Galicia a month ago. They have yet to drive the Rus. sians farther back and establish them selves In easily defended poltqilR the west. Whether or not they accomplish this, the Teutonic allies have won a great victory and with a suddenness which overshadows all past operations of the war. It was only 10 weeks ago that Przemysl fell to the Rus sians after a six months' investment, which was interrupted for a short time in November by an Austrian ad vance. With the surrender of the fortress, there fell into the Russian hands, ac cording to official reports, 120,000 Aus trians and 600 guns and an immense amount of war material. Most of the forts, however, had been destroyed by the Austrians, and this is considered in military circles here to account for the fact that the fortress sudcumbed so quickly to the Austro-German at tack. When the Russians captured Przemysl, they were pressing the Austrians across the Carpathian passes. Then on May :3 came the news of a great Austro-German drive into Galicia. Advancing slowly but surely and carrying 1,000 guns, the Teutons compelled the Russians to fall back until the Russian line ran to the right bank of the San. F-4 Threatens to Break. Honolulu. - After being raised frorm a depth of more than 300 feet to with in 24 feet of the surface, salvaging of the wrecked submarine F"4 had to be suspended because of a large hole in the shell and danger of breaking the hulk in two. A new method of lift. ing will be tried and a delay of a month is expected. Fortune Held in Trust. New York.--The bulk cf the esteto of Alfred G. Vanderbilt, who perished on the Lusitala, estimated at more than $50,000,000, is left in trust under his will to his infant sons by his sec ond wife, Margaret Emer.,on Vander bilt. They are Alfred G., Jr., and George. Mexican 011 Land Sold. Tulsa. - A tract of 30,000 acres in the Mexican oil district, near El Pro tero 'and Tampico, has been sold to White & Sinclair of Tulsa by George Harmon and Ed De Golier, at a price said to approximate $3,000.000. Hydroplane Captured. Rome.--An official communicatioa issued by Vice Admiral ' Thaon dl Revel, the chief of the Italian naval staff, says that an Austrian hydroa roplane was captured near the Italian coast. Submarine Bags Another. London. - The. British steamer Saidish, from Alexandria, Egypt, for Liverpool, was torpedoed in the North sea. Seven members of the crew were diowned. ANTI-SLUSH F-UND BILL PASSES HOUSE MEASURE PROHIBITS USE OF MONEY BY CORPORATIONS FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES. PASSED BY BIG MAJORITY Opposition Was Expressed to Drastic Provisions Advocating Public 801' vice Corporations Be Restricted. Baton Rouge.- R. B. Butler's anti-slush fund bill I which prohibits corporations from contributing to campaign funds of I any kind in Louisiana passed the l House by a vote of 94 to 12. Mr. But ler spoke at some length for the measure. Chas. F. Labarre, of Or- 1 leans, expres,-"d opposition to its i elaborately drastic provisions advocat ing that it he restricted to public ser I vice corporations. The definition of a corporation made in the bill covers corporations of all kinds, domestic or foreign. They are prohibited from directly or indirtect ly contributing, donating or leading any funds or property for any of the following purposes: To promote, aid, advocate or oppose any political issue. To any political party or faction, committee or representative thereof. To aid in electing or defeating any candidate for public office. 1 During January of each year the secretary of state is required to noti fy all corporations to file before March 1 a sworn statement from officerI of the corporation showing all fund$ 6r other property contributed by theaor-' poration in violation of any of t provisions of the act. The .a it is made prima facie evidence. to send copies of the stateme n lists of corporations not flllng4e. ments to district attorneys at the'cor poration's domicile. The district at torneys are required to examine the statements; to proceed by rule against all corporations failing to file state ments. Where the district attorney believes a statement untrue, or where a statement shows violation of the law -he district attorney is required to proceed against the corporation for collection of the penalty which is fixed at triple the amount of the con tribution. The judgment must be made in solido against the corpora tion and its officers. Officers who have made objection of record against the unlawful acts of the corporation are exempted, however. Examination of books and papers of the corporation in court is provided for. In addition to the penalty de fendants on conviction are required to pay the district attorney 10 per cent of the fine and the costs. Appoint ment of receivers to search for prop erty against which a judgment under the act can be executed is provided for where no property is found within the jurisdiction of the court rendering the judgment. The governor is given power to name special attorneys to conduct pro cedings under the act. Stockholders and creditors of a cor poration. convicted under the act are given the right to recover the amount of the judgment from the officers in solido, officers and directors of rec ord as objecting to the unlawful acto ebeing exempted, however. ITOLD IN A FEW LINES.I The committee on municipal corpo rations reported favorably Senator Wel's bill authorising parishes anl municipalities, Orleans excepted, to pledge 2 1-2 mills of their general revenue for twenty-five years to fund floating indebtedness. After sharp debate the House over rode the lands and levees committee's unfavorable report on Locke's Ferry Lake bill by a vote of 52 to 33. The measure was advanced to a third. M. D. Cage of Batchelor has just completed the shipment of a fine lot of cattle to New Orleans. The con signment brought top prlces. The compromise liquor shipping bill was engrossed and passed to third reading without objection. Samuel's bill amending the chattel mortgage law was placed on taxe calendar. Bt. Martinville has added a moss Itorzr to its com.mercal field. Order No. 14 issued by the State Live Stock Sanitary Board May 26 and going into effect June 1 permits live stock to again be shipped into the state from those states quaral-. tined against in December, 1914. The states affected were Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michig-'n, New Jersey, Penn ylvania, Rhode Is* P land, Wisconsin, Vermont, Maryland, r Delaware, News York, Ohio, Montano, Spokane County, Washington. The new order follows: "The eradication of foot-and-mouth disease has progressed to the stage where it appears safe to remove the E restrictions placed upon shipment of cattle, sheep), other ruminants or swine from those states, part of C Which were under quarantine on ac count of this disease, by Special Or der No. 13 issued by this I)epartment on December 1, 1914. "It is therefore ordered that Spe cial Quaratine Order No. 13, be, and 1 l is hereby, evoked and all classes and n species of live stock are permitted to e if be moved or shipped from other states e into the state of Louisiana for any t Purpose, provided such movement cr e shipment is made in accordance with r- Federal regulations and the standard 5 regulations, applying to interstate t" shipment, of live stock, of the Louis r- lana State Live Stock Sanitary Board." ll fi The United States Civil Service e Commission announces the following d 'examinations to be held in New Or 3 leans and other large cities on the o data stated. Blank applications and t neccessary information may be had e from the Commission at Washington, D. C., or from the Secretary Tenth • Civil Serice District, Room 330, Cus tomhouse, this city. , Assistant Assayer (Male), Mint, $1, 100, June 23. f e Cook (Male and Female), Indian -i ice, $400-$600, June 22. 'Expert Passenger-Rate Clerk, Male ermaster Corps, $1,'00, June 23. r Junior Railway Civil Engineer, r-ale, Interstate Commerc" Commis on, Grade 1, $1,200-$1,680. Grade 2, t 20,-$1,080, June 23. Senior Mi a sbandman-Ani $2,000- 2,500, June 15. Statistical Agent, Male, Bureau of Ld eries; $1,000, June 23. e egineer, Plumber, and Blacksmith. r ale, Indian Service, $720, June 23. S1Bills were passed as follows: t By Mr. Fontenot - Regulating e t1sts; ayes, 99; nays, 4. By Mr. Fontenot-Regulating the re Iusiness of sugar refining; ayes, 102; a niys 3. d By Mr. Fontenot-Providing for in )r vestigation of trusts; ayes, 99; nays, 0. n By Mr. Locke-Ratifying oil leases ) entered into by the governor; ayes, a 76; nays 1. re By Mr. Butler - Prohibiting In .e Junctions against lessee of state oil re and gas lands and providing a method of sequestration; ayes, 88; nays 0. rs By Mr. Leopold - Authorizing levee boards to spend not over $1,000 per year to send delegates to levee to and rivers and harbors conventions; at ayes 81; nays 7. ' New bills were introduced as folt r lows: ed By Mr Powell-Givlng the Railroad i Commission jurisdiction over all Spipe lines. By Mr. Johnson-Appropriating $1,* to 500 to pay the expenses of the bank ing commission. . By Mr. Norman-Authorizing police Juries to borrow money to meet cur. rent expenses. at S Wealthy Pittsburghers are looking toward Louisiana Orange lands, as future El Doradoes, and to quote Rob ert 8. Kerr, a direqtor in the North American Life Insurance Company and owner of valuable apple orchards in Maryland, there is no other truit in the United States with the com ,mercial possiblities of the Louisisana or orange. to Governor Hall sent to the Senate al the evidence in the suspension, some ad time ago, by District Judge Holstead of Union parish of A. J. Hammons, clerk, of the court, who was convict r, ed of embezzling $44.90 fTrom the cs. ' tate of J. B. Holloway. This evidence r was ordered filed in the archives of he the Senate. d. - The Fair Oil Company brought in a two thousand barrel gusher on its Slease in Red River parish. This mak. L the ninth well brought m in Red n- River within the past eight days, and all of them are producers. The bro duction of the parish is very close to ri Caddo and is expected shortly to to pass it. The people of Abita Springs are tel making elaborate preparations for the .e celebration of the Fourth of July. There will be speech maling, music. dancing, fireworks, athletics, and all ss kinds of games to amuse and enter I asa the nubile ALLIES GAIN IN THE DARIANELLES TURKS OBSTINATE OPPONENTS -ADVANCE OF 500 YARDS WERE MADE. EXPOSED FLANK PROTECTED Captured 400 Prisoners, Including 10 Officers-Machine Gun Attach ment Captured. London. - The difcial press bureau issued the following text of a report on the Dardanelles operations receiv ed from Cairo: "On the night of Thursday the Turks, having heavily bombarded a small fort at the front at the extreme right of the French position, which had just previously been captured by our allies, launched an infantry at tack, which was repulsed with heavy losses to the enemy. "At the same time the Turks set fire to the Scrubin front of the l-ft center position occupied by a British division, and attacked at that point without success. "On Friday morning Sir lan Hamil ton ordered a general attack on the Turkish trenches in the southern area of the Gallipoli Peninsula. This was preceded by a heavy bombardment from all our guns, assisted by the battleships, cruisers and destroyers. "At a given signal our troops rushed forward with the bayonet, and were successful all along the line except at one spot, where the heavy wire en. tanglenents had not been destroyed by the bombardment. "The regular division made good progress on the left center, capturing a strong redoubt and the two lines of trenches beyond it, advancing about - .6~0 tfrom their original post. "The territorial division in the cean ter attacked brilliantly, advancing 600 yards and capturing three lines of trenches, but though they advanced and captured the enemy'; rearmost trenches and held it all day and half the ensuing night, they had to be or. dered back in the morning to the second captured line, as both their flanks were exposed. "The naval division on our right center captured a redoubt and a for midable line of trenches in three tiers, 300 yards to their front, but they, too, had to be ordered back, a owing to a heavy enfilading fire. "The French second division a4 vanced with great gallantry and re took for the fourth time that deadly redoubt they call LeHaricott. But thia Turks developed heavy counter-at tacks through their prepared commu g nication trenches, and under cover of an accurate shell fire recaptured it. e "We captured 400 prisoners, includ. Sing 10 officers. Among the prisoners were five Germans, the remnalns of a volunteer machine gun detachment from the Goeben. Their officer wa, killed and machine gun was de, stroyed." Initials Are Legal. Washington. - Use of initials in business affairs, even in bankruptcy Sproceedings, instead of full names was approved by the United States Supreme Court, which reversed a de cislon of the Indiana Supreme Court that it was not a satisfactory comn Spliance with the bankruptcy law for SGeorge F. Kretlin of Indianapolis to register as one of his creditors "i. Perger," rather than "Charles Ferger." SThe court also held it was not ne s essary for a bankrupt to give street t addresses of creditors, even in large Scities. $48,000,000 Ford Dividend. Detroit - The Ford Motor Con, pany announced it had Increased its e authorized stock from $'!.000,000 to $100,000,000, and had declared a stoRck " dividend of 1$48,000,000, payable July 1. S Anti-Fraternity Act Upheld. Washington. - Constitutlonality of the Mississippi anti-fraternity law was upheld by the supreme court without dissent Battleship Hits Bulkshead. SBoston. - The battleshdp Virginia Srammed a wooden bulkhead while ap. i proaching her dock at the Charleston SNavy Yard, and in backing away ran into and nearly overturned the naval tug Sioux. The tug was docked for Srepairs. y Spain Declares Neutrality. c. Madrid.-The government officially 11 declared the neutrality of Spain in r. the war between Austrla-Jlungary and italy, UNLL CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS. Camille Saint-Saens, the famous French composer and the first v'vle~ gate of the France-American Commie sion for the Development of Political, Economic, Literary and Artistic Rela tions, photographed as he landed in New York. RUSSIANS PURSUtD BY THi GERMANS RECOVER TRENCHES FROM BRIT ISH NORTHWEST OF GIVEN CHY-STORMED CHATEAU. London.-With the fall of Przemyal --although this does not appear to be the end of tneir efforts against the Russians in Galicia-the Germans again have turned their attention to the west and simultaneously with toe news of the arrival of German re. enforcements in Flanders and the Province of Artois, France, come otf flicial reports of their attacks on pest. tions recently captured by the British and French. They have recovered sonme trenches from the British northeast of Given. chy and have stormed the chateau in the Village of Hooge, part of which the British still hold, although for a time the British were compelled to evacuate the building which they captured. The Germans also claim to be in possession of the sugar refinery at Souchez, the loss of which they have not previously acknowledged. While these in themselves are considered small matters in military circle here, they are believed to be the forerun ners of a resumption of fighting on a large scale. For some time it has been reported that the French were slowly driving out the Germans from strong post. tions north of Arras and were, in the words of an officer just returned from the front, "punching a hole in the German line." There has been no change on the Austro-ltallian frontier, where the Italians in minor engagements have captured a number of positions, but have not as yet come into contact with the main Austrian forces. Would Relieve Famine. Washington. - An embargo against exports of arms to Mexico and against imports of foodstuffs to the Unite) States as a step in relieving famine conditions-.below the Rio Grande was proposed to President Wilson by Miss Mabel Boardman of the executive committtee of the American Red Cross. Foreign Trade Booming. Washington. - Foreign trade the United States continued high level again during the w ending May 29, leaving a fa trade balance of $19,170.460. Explosion Rocks Seattle. Seattle.-Fifteen tons of dynamite stored on a scow in the harbor otr Russia exploded completely wrecking the scow. Damage estimated at $40, 000 was done to plate glass windows in Seattle. Bryan Gets An LL D. Baltimore.-William J. Bryan, see retary of state, was given the boop orary degree of LL. D., at the com mencement exercises of the Univer sity of Maryland.