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The Caldwell Watchman
)OL . L RoA., MORESTATETROOPS RETURN FRLM TEXA ALEXANDFRIA COMPANY ESPI CiALLYv PLEASED TO GET BACK TO CAIlV1P STAFFORD. BOYS GREETED BY FRiEIDS Train Which Brought Them to Alex andria Consisted of Fourteen Tour ist Cars, Five Freight Cars and Two Baggage Cars. .l*\a udria. '1'T rcTnalndir of the Fir>¶ Louis iana infantry regimerni, with a (iuota of six hundred and tift Y. iiien, corn prisini ('ompanies A, of f lomer, in command of Captain (Ford; I of ('row ley, in cow wand of Lieuit'nant l'alrn er; E1 of Iheltidder, Captain (G . (. Col ier: ) of (' Monroe, ('aptain It. A. Young, Jr., I of Amite, ('aptain 8. ! l)avis; K of Lake Charles. Captain W. W. 'oekrell; L of Shreveport, ('apt atii WValter lRandall; M of Alexandria, ('Cap tain I:. 1). Vance. First Lieutenaimnt O. (C ('lark and Second ib-ut nant A. V. Hundle,. arrived at Alexandria from San Ienito. A -short stop was Wait' at the Alexandria station, where the local boys were greeted by relatives and friends after which the train was b transferred to Camp Stafford, whore u there is now a total of 1170 men. The troops came over the Gulf Coast Lines to Kinder and thence to this city over the Iron Mountain railroad. The train which brought them here consisted of ti fourteen tourist cars, five freight cars N and two baggage cars. The men all1 look to be in good health and splendid tl physical condition and announce that they are glad to get back to Camp Stafford. The members of the Alex andria company are especially pleas ed to get home. y1 BRIEFLY RELATED. ie Captain L. A. Toombs, storage clerk , and former deputy port commissioner hi at New Orleans, in a letter to the doel: I board. charges that the civil service p examination under the last Loeb st board was a "farce and travesty on lc justice." lie charges that ten days sl after he had taken the examination, because he refused to allow the state's motor truck to carry a load of tar- d paulin to the home of Earnest M. n Loeb, president of the board, on the morning following the September hur- c ricane, for the purpose of covering hts private property that he (Toombs) ft was demoted from. deputy commis sioner to storage clerk. b The Tangipahoa Parish Fair Asso- f ciation will throw open its gates init October for the third annual fair, which will be in operation four days. Interesting programs of a varied na ture have been prepared for each day. In addition to baseball and horse rac ing, there will be numerous side shows ' and amusements, a contract having been signed with a carnival company for their diversified equipment. One of the record returns from a rice crop is that obtained this season by Joseph M. Nunez, a farmer resid- , ing near Erath. From twelve and one half acres of land he threshed 185 bags of choice Honduras rice, whizn be sold at $4 a bag, a total of $740, or at the rate of over $60 an acre. r This rice was grown on prairie land , and irrigated from Mayou Tigre. 0 C. C. Cooper, a private In the Unit- ' ed States army, connected with the Ir army recruiting station at Monroe, has been arrested on a warrant from Omaha, Neb., charging him with em bezzlement. Instructions to the sheriff t contain no particulars. A plea to be adjudged bankrupt was 1 filed by the Algiers Distilling Com pany In the United States District i court at New Orleans with A. R. S.in chez, secretary-treasurer of the com- 1 pany, signing the petition The first cotton of the season, about 1 twe've bales, was ginned at Collins ton and.sold for right around 15 cents. I The cotton crop has deteriorated I about one-third from boll weevil at tacks. 1 Ten thousand sacks of rice were i drought to Ereax Bridge and placed I in bcal warehouses to be held until the m arket 5trengthens materially. The corporation of Iota is to have a telephone e~change and the farmcrs I along the rural route are being s&i I licited. The crops near Columbia are the I best farors ae had in eight or ten best farmers alve gears. ' irk radh anaton work. The' ama~i airist (h,' (.W t'ic 1:c \\ ill cow n.,, ne**, inl rartlert in ills spring. :Ind by fait it is expected that tilt grat;ter part " f ('ara~siell can be taken front the0 ,puar antint' art'a. tint' 10 the xt"Xtnsive dit ping stork already dono. O)f tho 50,000~n I. atait t till c\l c atr I~t tickit· ~r·II~ (')t~ir ill' or gut'' hleald of cattle in ('alca-.ieti part-ii about ,t) per c('nt have h, n dipped this year. Th'le fourth anntal mne'e nt oft ltalian-Amieilan Pit l'tgrt>sst\ a1rd l'ro lective League was held. and the fol oxing oflie rs elected: Tone Dil Carlo, rpresident : T'r'als lthanati. 'it'u president Satutuel Scalisi, (-orrE- pottd ing s("cretar'y; Vinen-1 t .this'', titlt' cial secretary; Mitchel :Monralhian 1, rpre(e(ntativet: John Lo l so.at Josip Lofaso and J. A. Lavoi, trtsteo.-s The fHank of Baton lbttte not il the parish school hoard that it tcanno accept the $1_'5,01)0 bond issue of school district No. 9, which cornprist bonds at competit ivee bhidding recently upon condition ithat the' issue be up proved by bond exports. Dillon. Thomipson and ('lay, bond attorneys of New York to whom the bonds were referred for an opinion, pronounced them illegal because school ditrictl No. 9 overlaps with school district No. 1. which existed before the bonds of i the former district were issued. Accidentally discharging a shotgun with which he was playing, Leo St. Roumaine, of Erwinville, aged 7 0 years, shot adnand instantly killed his 10-year-old sister, who was standing a' a few feet away. 'the two children h were playing in a back room of their tl home near their mother. While Mrs. St. Roumaine's back was turned La , picked up the shotgun, which was standing in a corner. The gun was loaded with buckshot and the chargoe struck his sister full in the face. F. N. Florscheim and J. U. Trous dale, trustees for Hunter and McCor mick, of Shreveport, filed certiti'ol checks for $10,00o, in place of a bond, with the city council as a guarantee to meet the requirements of a gas franchise recently granted. The fran chise provides that four wells are tn be drilled within forty miles of Mon roe, and that in event of failure t' find gas, it will be piped here from the Caddo or Bossier fields. The $500,000 road bond issue of Jefferson Davis with the proceods of which the parish will constrtmct ap proximately 100 miles of gravel roatIs was registered In the office of secre- a tary of state at Baton Rouge. J. S. Treme, president of the Jefferson Da vis police jury, and Major S. A. Knapp, vice president of the ('alca sien National Bank of Lake ('barb'1, were in Baton Rouge in conneetio with the registry of the bonds. The directors of the National Fart and Live Stock Show, which is to on I held under the auspices of the lBusi ness Men's RacIng Association, No vember 11 to 19, inclusive, have sent out an appeal to the merchants, manu facturers and other interests of New Orleans, asking that every person con nected with their business attend Uth show on the opening day. Salvation has been sought by more than 600 negroes at the outdoor re vival meeting now being held at the National Baseball park at New Or Icans under the direction of Rev. W Scott C(inn. Prayers have been said for many persoas who have not a. tended the meeting, but whose tarne have been offered ov friends. The reorganized Fifth hdstric't and Tensas Basin Lovee torard 3 w' at notnced by Governor Pleasant. iTh-e Fifth lDisrict Board follows,: .1. 1. Lambden, Vidalia: V. C. Rhodes, (Thr. suelo; G. (2. Goldman, Goldman's: : F. Yourng, St. .toseph: 'lhnntas P. Kell, King's; R. K. Honey. l)uckport; E. J. Hamley. Lake Providence, ana F. H. Schneider, Lake Providence, New rice Is beginning to arrive in large lots and a thousand bags of No. i Honduras was sold for $3.36 at liayne. This price is considered quite low. The governor appointed Max Sin gar, member ofl the board of aldermen or the village of Iota, vice George fl, Wrlabt~ dpA3.gMed ,1 M ~ LL *Y S. t JOR: TY -L..7 CLOJSE RACE IN $EECON~ Progressivcs, Who Two Yecs Ago Cast 18.226 Votes, Returned Lcarge ly ;o Republican Party, in the Opinion of Repu' !lcan Leaders. Pu.rriatd,.ll. A . Mlaine Reptlublica s, ' reinforeeid t returning Prllgre.: ilVe, won ai s1hn111tIt'elln t victory at ,he " Olec tion1. It y electt'd a go ternoir, atti! tor, two sited States s"1,ato1s Mid four representatites in ('.1lgr, . and wret led control of tIlls state I : I l f Representatives f'rotn tIl 1)e!llne;t'r 'I'ls Republic~ans tý 111 ha able oil a ;singt vain of till loegis latufre to ( ('r 0 the other state officers. ('ai l. Milli 'M ll-'n1 It'd his ticket. def,'atini_ (;ovel".1 Oakley C. ('urtis by a purality of Up proxinmately I-I,000. tnitid States StInator ('llaries F. .Jolits. oi, lhose icle perso" na1 t 'l d larity had g;in lhe Dlttomra:s great hope of his return, was deflated '1, iI ]'rlerick hale, son of the ex-senat . a by a plurali y of 9,.(0 votes. For '' short term seat in the Senate. forlnm Gov(,rnor Bert M. Fernald defrgae1 6 Kenneth C. 1M. Sills, dean of 1o01 1W t, t'oline~ by 12?.000 votes. L. 13. Good.dH i won from 1'. A. Ste',ens in the Fir-; a congressional district by 3,000. ('ongressinan .1. A. Peters re-air:-: his seat. defeating John E. Hunker : the Third district by 4.000. :ra (). Iiersey defeated Leonard A. Pierce in t the Fourth district by 5.000. , The Republican viclory extended to county officers. The greater number of counties elected Republican a attorneys and sheriffs. These otflcer are important locally because the a holders are charged with enforcing the pro libition law. s The vote was heavy, as was expect ed, for the campaign has been waged wish a determination not seen in re cent years. The country was search Ia ed for speakers of national promi- a nonce, and the greater number of T these spoke on national issues. Republicans Get Moose Votes. r The Progressives who, two years ago. cast 1S,22t3 vot s, returned large- it ly to the Republican party, in Inc s ,pinion of Republican leaders. Tae clisest fight was for Congress frotn ti Second district, where Represen- g tativr Daniel J. McGillicuddy was Ge- e feated by lhallace H. White Jr. by o d.'tt puirality. w RItports from i'-0 of the 635 precincts 11 in the state reported, returns for grn cirnor give Millik;n, Republican, 71, l1: Curtis, Democrat, 61,003. Tihe same precinicts in 1914 gave s H-ayines, Republican, 51,347; Curtis, c Democrat, 635 adePors sivt, 16.282. GadePorit For United States serator these precincts gave Fernaldi, Republican, 70,793; 1lhale, Republican, 19,7S0; John- o son, Democrat, 62,402; Sills, Demo crat, 61,302. Returns from 82 of the 147 precincts b in the Second Congressional district give White, Republican, 8,390 votos. h and MeGillicuddy, flumocrat, 7,961, a t lead of 429 vftes for the Republiaan canididlate for Congress. Other congressional returns are: t First district: 46 precincts out of 89 give IL. 13. Goodall, Republican, 7, 463: L. A. Stevens, Democrat, 5,710. IThird district: x1 precincts out of '-4 give John A. Peters, Republican, 8,038; John E. lAnker, Democrat, 6, Fourth district: 63 precincts out ot I T? RvefraG.Hersey, Republican, ' 64O57; L. A. Pierce, Democrat, 4,837. REPUBLICANS ARE ELATED. New York.--Leaders at Republican 2at innal headquarter8 were elated .t 'ver the result of the election in t I"ne while those at D~emocratic ii 'uu rters declitnt-u ?o admit I 11t :it 1t'ptbiiians. hail scored a victory In Illrring I h stile. SecretaIry Reyt ii'd III titi ilerubi (Il Nat iotal Coni ThIt ri ttlr shoxi an absolutely re ':ni1(1 party.' ilairmian Mlc('ormickc of the Demo .1 n ( Committee said: D c:ncrtltic vtictoryina Novembr Pave never predicteil that we would am' i Maine, because Irealized thatk :; carry such a rockribbed Republi caa strongh~old in a presidential year would be practically impossible. t h at ns u re s t e e l e t io of e s d n EAST INDIAN MACHINE GUN CREW ,S .,r.- , A". 'ý ý vain ppý}ý'~ ·j; 1 ·7~c. ~ ·u 1 711 4~ +* ·' x··:4, , ' .1 ~ ,.4, 'Indians. 64Th SESSION Of S CONGRESS ENDS DURING SESSION 17.800 BILLS AND G 642 RESOLUTIONS WERE IN TROD'UCED IN THE HOUSE. Washington.-('ongres. adjourned sine die, concluding the Sixty-fourtI ti session and a record-breaking one in it many respects, with appropriationls l and authorizations for the future, run- 0o ning well toward two billion dollars. s During the session 17,800 bills and 1 642 rebolutions were introduced in b the House. Of these 52 bills became n laws and 33 public resolutions were s adopted, in addition to 150 private bills and resolutions. 1 tongress appropriated exactly $1,- i. 626,439,210 which, waith obligations and a authorizations for the future, makes I the, tdtal $1,856,384,485. These figures, ann ced In speeches by Representa ti' p ,'zgerald, New York (Demo alatac, husetts (Re " were defended by the for. m nnd attacked by the latter as half 1 a billion dollars greater than any sesa- I sion of a Republican Congress. In a statement issued following the adjournment of Congress, President Wilson called attention to the "help- t ful and humane legislation" passed1 1and declared that while hlie regretted additional legislation dealing with the recent dispute between the railroads and their employes had not been com pleted, he had every reason to believe ti.e question would be taken up im-I mediately after Congress reas sembled. The president's statement follows: "A very remarkable session of Con-r Sgress has just closed, full, as all r'e cent sessions of Congress have been,on - of holpful and humane legislation which constitutes contributions of cap- 1 ital importance to the defense, the eco- I - nomic progress and the wholesome - life of the country. "It is to ne regretted that the ses sion could not have continued long enough to complete the program re cently projected with regard to the accommodation of labor disputes Do 'tween the railroads and the employes, but it was not feasible and therefore t - only tile most impressing parts of the 1] program could be completed. "Tme riest, it Is agreed, has merely t been postponed until it can be morem i maturely deliberated and perfected. I "have every reason to believe that it is the purpose of the leaders of the two houses immediately upon the reas semblirrg of Congress to undertake t this aiditional legislation." [I I May Join Against Villa. San Antonio, Tex.-If Francisco Vil- I Ia gets witihin striking distance of the American. expeditiontary force, Gen. Pershin:'s soldiers may join troops of the Carranza government 11 a campaign to exterminate the bandit t Sand his followers, according to oen- 1 i eral Ftnston. 1 Washington. - President Wilson signet the shipping bill. It auttloriz5s the government organization of a cor poration or corporations with capital ization of not more than $50,OO').000'; to buy or lease ships and put 1 in 00 lt trade, if they cannot be leased for 1 operafons to private capital. -I t Will Speak in Oklahoma. Clhicago.-Raymnond Robins, wo was chairman of the Progressive na tional convention in Chicago last June r and who now is supporting ('harlks I. Hughes, will deliver an address Sep- 1 tember 16 at Perry, Okla., at tte an- c niversary of the opening of the Chero kee strip. Encampment at Boston. Kansas City, Mo.-The annual en campment of the Grand Army of the t Republic in 1917 will be held at -os - ton it was decided at a business meet, 1 ing of the reunion. e fe: STUBBORN FIGilING A RAGING IN GALICIA Q It GERMANS AND TURKS ENGAGE RUSSIANS NEAR HALICZ-RUSS ra WINS IN CARPATHIANS. i $1 Petro erad. - German and Turkish 4i troop; ar4 -ngaged in stubborn light- t, ing niiNh Russian forces in Galicia on to th t Itiver Naratuvka, in the direction of Iialicz, according to the otlicial g statement issued by tale Russian War ht Departiment. A counter attack made b, by the 'T'urks and Teutons, he state- p meat adds, was repulsed by the Ritus sians. SI In the ('arpathians, south of Htara- e nof'f, the Russians stormned a series of p - heights. They took 500 prisoners, the hi I announcement says, and captured a s Smountain battery of several cannon p ,which had been thrown into the rs- e vines. o SRussian torpedo boats, it is declar- t ied, bombarded the Roumanlan port of i SBaltjik, on the Black Sea, and sank 21 f barges in which the Bulgarians, whr is i" had occupied the seaport, were ship > ping bread. E SThe official statement follows: v t "German-Turkish counter attacks on o the River Narauivka, in the direction Sof Halicz, were repelled by our fire. ii SIn this area stubborn fighting con- e t tinues. fl S"In the wooded ('arpathians, south b - of Baranoff, our troops carried a se 'ries of heights, taking more than 500 p - prisoners and capturing five machine b guns and a mountain battery of sev- ti eral cannon, which had been thrown tl into the ravines. "C('aurasian front: In the region of el the village of Ognott stubborn fighting al continues. d ; "Black Sea: Our torpedo boats Ii Sbombarded the port of Baltjik on the Roumanian coast and sank 21 barges, u in which the Bulgarians were shipping tl bread front this port. Enemy sea- Ist planes attacked our torpedo boats rr without result." p b; Red Cross Duties Broad. Washington.-That Red Cross acti vities among soldiers are not confined 01 to binding wounds and nursing conva- Ci lescents. Is shown in an order just 01 issued to local units. It is requested ti rthat parties meet troop trains return- b' ing from the Mexican border and pro- I Ivide refreshment and entertainment. al SSuffragist For Wilson. Wash.ngton.-Mrs. Frances C. Ax tell, president of the -Washington gi State Congressional Union, opposing pi President Wilson, has resigned and pt will stump the state for the president. - Mrs. Axtell is the Progressive party's P f candidate for Congress. E I vi 1 T. R. Will Make Tour. ei 1 ('hicago.-Colonel Theodore Roose- dt Svelt will make a speakinge tour of II. 0( - linois, Indiana and other central and Western states in behalf of the Re publican national ticket. A schedule will he arranged withtn a few weeks. T 1 The trip will start late in September. gi - Guards Vote On Border. ni S1t l'aso, Tex.--Memnbers of the ti I Iou t (':irolina National Guard cort i tingent on station e-cre east ballots in r their siate andl count y primnari untider a ruling from tite alt truiy general zf r< Reduce Size of Loaves. nm San Francisco.--Tw( and a half ounces wert lopped from each loaf of bread baked by t lie San Franclsco, h l)al\Qs., to he sold for c#nts, and o - dougthnluts were mis:'d from 12 to 15 y - cents a dozE-n, as also were rolls anfl buns. m Villa Bandits Executed. - Chihuahua City, Mex.-Two Villa 3 bandits-Julio Valle and J. Prieto- p - have been captured near Santa Ysa- P - bel, Chihuahua, and executed by gov- D ernment troops. WRLD 'S GRATl ESI .u E nC LLAPSES ib rNG )Elis CAREl 1 WOr - MEN INTO ST. LAWRENE - MIAN' CRAFTS TO RESCUE. SECOND ACCIDENT OF KIND Seventy Lives Lost N ne Years Ago When Structure on Same Site Co( lapsed-Contradictory Stories Regarding the Collapse. Qin e Ti- be c-tilt ral spat of tihe worlds gr'-at est bridge ci illapsed and fell into the St. Law rentic ltivtr with a loss of lift \ariouslV estinuat let frIom tIhreo to 25. 8*-v " ral hiurs at! r the accidtenit happetnl.d a Sjit- ial train intot Quebec bong ht ."iI injured ruin. Nine years ago a similar accil-nt at. Ihe samte spot took a 1oll of 71 liles. Niniet tV mnt Wilrt carriedi intI the river alMen tihe t,o000-too span livtIlg aised fromt pontollnls tin an tgionet-t fag feat dti-signedtol li otiplt-)t- th $17 ,0)0l,)lllh l -antlivver s tlt-pt ttlti for itranscoutit lntit al :ail « ay traith ploutg ed a distance of 1I feet into the i(W - ter and sank 2'111 fret, perhap- lItv r to be recoveried. (Contradtictory storites wert- told re garding thie colllapse. The pontoons had been relmoved and the span was being lifted by massive hydraulic packs when, according to some of the spectators, the northern end of thlie span fell with the breaking of gird ers. Frantic efforts were made to , place a chain rope around the totter ing structure, but with reports like shells exploding the remaining stap ports snapped and the span disappear ed with a tremendous splash. Some of the observers said that the struc ture also buckled at the center as it Sfill. I L Groups of men at work slipped off Sinto the waters and others were knocked into space by flying debris. Scores of craft containing spectators went to the rescue and their endeav I ors prevented a larger loss of life. Observers said that the span broke in two places-first, one of the corn ers appeared to give way, this being followed almost immediately by a break in the center. SThe span had been constructed on ) pontoons a few miles east of the bridge site and was towed into posi Stion immediately under the gap left in the anchor arms of the structure. Chains with links 30 inches in dinanm eter, together with girders, were then attached to the span and 8,000-ton by I draulic jacks commenced the task of lifting the span 151) feet into place. The juggling of 5,000 tons of steel under unprecedented circumstances in the dominion attracted to the scene Sseveral thousand spectators, including members of Parliament and newspa per men gathered on vessels furnished by the Canadian government. Members of the dominion cabinet witnessed the collapse from the deck of a government vessel while Ameri can tourists crowded hundreds of other boats. Eminent American au thorities on bridge building and mem bers of the Australian Parliament re turning home after visiting in Europe also were at the scene. Parker Will Make Tour. New Orleans.-John M. IParker, Pro gressive nominee for vice president, probably will make a speaking tour, principally of the Eastern states. "The speeches I shall make," said Mr. Parker, "will be entirely in the inter ests of the Progressive party, with the view to keeping it actively in exist ence. I will not advocate the candi dacy of either the itepublican or Dem ocratic nominee for the presidency." Lightning Kills Guard. Nevada, Mo.---Sergeant Edward P. Thontas of St. Louis of the machine gun company of the First Missouri In fantry Riegitiment, was killed by light ning in his tent on the state res-rva tion here. Employes Get Incre'se. Montreal.- The (;tandl Trutnk liall road ('otmpanv 111as granted an in *crease in wtigts from i. to 8 p-r cent to ta.l0 ottnploycs. all except the flre lnitt and enginet-rs. New Commander Named. Top-ka, Kan.--Major ('lad liamil ton of Topeka has been L.signl'd to the command of the Fifteenth I)ivi sion lUnited States National Guards men at Laredo. Tex. New Solicitor is Named. Waslhington.-Charles D. Mahaffle of Portland, Ore., was nominated by President Wilson as solicitor of the Department of the Interior.