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The CaldwI Watchman
VOL.30 COLUMliA, LA., »p , Oh:1.;, 1.18 NO. S STATE BANSSHOW SUBSTINTIAL GbAIN NEW ORLEANS BANKS SHOW A DECREASE IN RESOURCES OF $3,027,054.21. ALL BANKS ARE PROSPEROUS Incr'ased Depcsits in Coun v PBanks as a Result of H ;h PrIccs RCce vcd For Cotton and Othnr Prc Ju.ts Account For T,: Gain. hunk~s in 1.uimn ia d"nlvo :4 b.; iantia 1ul, 3 lart, ar d n ncrr, a ; r. \. ir ln '1 I.11 i att lt !11110 ;1 '..'ch ,t[11 1:1c ill 111 (lit if r"sou re s anli ', e ait lt riiport. J.ltnt' :1t. T 'ih ir r' o er' it Sit h close' of bu) itu :?. >''tetthr CE tot)1 ldi $ :1 ;.:::.37.,17.2;, rutupari v ith .1: :,147.,f9.9:1 Junto :1, 1911, a it $12_', 7:th4: 1.5:5 Septene .'l l. 191. This -hows a gain of $2,189,1Sl.71 since Ju1 ne 30 last, and an incrt as of $1, 199,914.12 since Septhember 21, 191). Mr. Sims stated th le present re sources of the state banks are within 5569,587.45 of what they were March i, 1916, when they were the highest in the history of the banks. They weret then $135,907,019.12, In this statement the New Orleans banks show a decrease in resources of $3,027,054.21 when their combined assets dropped from $85,283,398.11 in June, to $82,256.8343.90 at the present time. This is due to the withdrawal of deposits by the country banks and others for crop moving purposes. The country banks, on the other hand, show a gain in resources of $5216, .535.95. Their resources jumped from $47,864,551.82 in June to a3,081,087.77 in September. The increased depos its in the country banks as a result I of high prices received for cotton, rice and other products, account for most of the gain in the resources of these banks... Deposits in the country banks v 5h49W an increase-of $8,636,614.28 since i June 30. The deposits of all kinds in the country banks are now at their high water mark. They now total $36,261, 363.24, compared with $32,625,747.96 on June 30 and $30,689,216.24 on Sep tember 21, 1915. t STATE HAFFENJNGS. Sam Feducia of New Qrleans, ar rested some time ago by membersof the police department and charged with having broken tile Sunday law by selling a package of cigarettes on the Sabbath, was convicted by Judge Samuel and fined $25 and costs for the city. Feducia was tried some time ago. President Roberts of the Beaure gard police jury, refused to sigh the contract with Col. W. L. Stevens of New Orleans for $500,000 good road work. Other members' of the jury arranged and signed the contract. A special meeting of the police jury will be held to break the deadlock. Mrs. Sallie Regan Sibey, wife of Barney Sibley of New Orleans, whom she married in Pike county, Missis sippi, December 11, 1891, filed suit for separation.: She charges he beat her, blacking both eyes. She has been earning her own living for a number of years, she declares. ] S'Because of extreme drouth in Rap- 1 ides, Grant, La Salle, Caldwell and ad joining parishes, forest .fires have 1 brokeur out, aid are raging in these 4 districts, destroying all tliq young I pine timber, and carrying devastation 1into many lumber camps. Dredge boat No. 2-of the Warren Dredging Company, valued at $20,000, I sunk in Berwick Bay. The dredge ( was recently brought to Morgan City from Asbevllle for overhauling. i Monroe has cleaned out about eight t *miles of three bayous and a canal east of tUe limits and tie 4rainage 8ystem is now- sE.id to be better than ever be- ( !ore.V : Charged with using blinding head-.1 lights on an auto, Rev. G. S: Sexttn ( of the First Methodist Church, was fined $5 in the Shreveport city court.. 1 Since taking office, Sheriff Foftenot of. Opelousas has begun a general ren ovation of the parish jail. The Triangle Airdome, a large new moving pictuire house, opened at 1 Abbeville.. A giant tractor has been purchased fqr* St. Claire plantation niear Lafay elte. ( Cane grinding season opened at se,- ' Much has been said and Wci-itia about the exhibits for the Natioval Farnm and Live Stock Show -of' call o. horses, hogs and dogs-hut R. r. Bruce, superintendent of the pout ry departi nent. of New Orleans. has b en inmlking overy effort to mcake the poil try exhibits chiefly a .Louisiania affair. Ii'e a: hbeen trying to indlur- tOle Lwti.cIcna brouder- of laity 1cct!rt to S):okC t' ir Stock, 111)1' th L IrI' ; o a in I h r r liug of high t ic- Ickni in !his Iate. o"tci-cla na has :it a zrt -uiridl* pourrt jr y o i ;h)J L lsun t It .v years. I' :o I llk Orp'g 'n lit W .A L:111:mb' un L.1T ttitll:R o e 111 'Ii ;XthiSZ, \\. L. !)omi r. uv, o of Nt' lh !\V rat \~t tint~ illac OrIit' 1'11sah > I ti) J1' Lc. 1.. lh luand}, of N. tl Ill-)it_!: \,, ilsl o i~uia,,H: l Mato hv \Vhii t- Leghorns, fruitt .\ 1. .1 liol11 acnd L. t it rnt r: trail '+ h mo th ti lOcks, and rs. Ct' i. I It. rsl 1'. ;. T' rubthlod atnd Mri. lont: WVhitht Plymouth Rocki, front .Io n tc strrent ski, of Iloumca. "This certainly proves I .om-iacca catc produce quality. We hart prohahic omitted a few names of iLuisiana breeders of champion. but at prtsen the above is all we can recall." Superintendent Bruce, assisted by L. F. Lallande, of New Iberia, and Mtr. Jestremski of Houna, will try to give Louisiana one of the best poultry ex hibitions thce state has ever seen. With the assistance of A. If. Sall and 11. F. Rolf the pigeon exhibit will probably be the largest Louisiana. So far over a ihundred pigeons have been entered. The ban tam display will be extra large. T he new building, covering 16,t000 feet of floor space, will be none too large. Mr. Bruce reqtuests that all fanciers make their entries as early ais pos sible. A project which Is gaining new ad vocates daily Is the proposed Bayoc 'Boutte. canal, et-e di ting of whimt will connect Bayou Teche at New Iberia with Grand lake, thus placing New Iberia in close contact with the immense cypress and the gum swamps surrounding Grand lake. It is under stood that should the tax necessary for the completion of the canal be carried at a special election to b^ called soon two large lumber manufac turing plants will be located at thia end of the canal. Sheriff Henry A. Reid of Calcasieu parish, Deputy Sheriff W. C. Harmon and Dallas Gross, a well-known busi. ness man, arrested at Lake Charles on charges of the murder of Fred Leb leu, a deputy sheriff, on the night of June 28, were released from jail on ball without preliminary hearing. Bonds for Reid and Gross were fixed at $4,000 eachP and for Harmon at $2,000. Opponents of the Opelousas board of affairs and other amendments have placarded St. Landry parish with post ers advertising meetings at which as dresses will be made against these 1 amendments. The opponents of these measures, however, consistently re fuse to meet the proponents in joint debate before the people. K The cane grinding season at Abbe yule is now about to commence. The ] Erath. Rose Hill and Vermillion Cen tral factories have raised steam to test out the machinery and have been receiving cane for several days. The mills will start grinding on the larg est crop of cane the parish has ever known. St. Paul, Minn., was choseit as the 1917 cpnventlon city of the American Railway Bridge and Building Associa tion, and C. E. Smith of St. Louis was elected president of the organization at the closing session of its annual meeting at New Orleans. C. A. Litchty of Chicago was re-elected secretaxy treasurer. An invitation extended by Lake Charles 1for the annual meeting in 1917 of the Woman's Christian Tem perance Union has been accepted by that organization. The temperance workers concluded a three-day meet ing at Jennings. Mrs. A. C. McKln ney of Ruston, state president, presid ed at the convention. E. V. Baugh of Baltimore was elect ed president and San Francisco was cucosen as the 1917 convention city at the concluding session at New Or leans of the annual convention of the American Association of Dining Car Superintendents. It is estimated that of the Immense quantities of moss, furs and fish whien now find an outlet at New Orleans by way of other points will seek the TURIOSH ARTILLERY DRILLED BY GERMANS r Y. H .. 1f : "'j ` ,' `'.:. }Y. rýI 'fI(+:v r:tý . :.prý ......v .w... .. . o 'n n\"M tO~+:"'..:;:ntiASY:JA4'A.ý':"J.ýY.n .".s .%::~r~ :":Y...isviý:.}.'::f.ý+ir,':::.r.ý...,a... .ý. '1ir: ý utlsr' n a i"ii h iak is 1}ri , lt o r'Ht 01-1;1 m ·elo heW s b u hs«ul 1lscnlnýrl.rrt Ch breevdetl benr. te ve b te +":ui» BRITONS RILt AS AMERICAN TOBACCO BETWEEN $2,000,000 AND $3,000,000 WORTH WAS HELD UP IN , TRANSIT. Washington.-- elease of between 52,000,000 and $3.000,000 worth Of American tobacco held at Copenhagen and Rotterdanm because of failure to comply with the conditions of importa tion laid down by Great Britain hhs been ordered as a result of representa-, tions by the State Department. The department announced that it bad been advised of the action by the Brit ish emba sy, the statement addLag that "otieers of the department P press much satisfaction over the at cession given it this case." Because of inadequate warehous cilities, the dampness and chilline the atmosphere, the special brat tobacco designed solely for those countt l been given quickly. Have Built 225 U-Boats. Geneva.-Prince von Buelow, form Ser German imperial chancellor, re ,cently informed a neutral newspaper man that since the beginning of the war Germany has constructed 225 submarines, says a dispatch from Con stance. The report says that Germa ny and Austria are paying more at tention to submarines than battle ships. Trial Flight Is Fatal. Hugo, Ohla.-E. C. Christy of San Francisco, a member of the Aero Club of America, died here as the result of injuries sustained when he attempt ed a trial flight in the machine of Harry Wellington. Christy rose 50 feet, when he lost control of the aero plane. It turned over in the air and fell to the ground, pinning him be neath it. Heavy Naval Enlistments. Washington.-Navy officials feel that satisfactory progress is being made in the campaign to recruit the Sservice to authorized strength. A net Sgain of approximately 1,000 a month has been recorded, it was stated, and it is expected that 12,000 of the 0lo,000 Sincrease in enlisted personnel recent ly authorized will have been added at the close of the fiscal year. Police Stop a Funeral. Chicago.-Acting on an anonymous telephone message the police stopped the funeral of John C. Fletcher. Al though it had been assumed teat Fletcher, who was 55 years old, hsa died a natural death, examination re i vealed that death was due to a frac tured skull. i Ooldiers Battle Police. SCalgary, Alberta.-A pitched battle between soldiers and the police oc curred here, during which many shots were fired and the barracks of the mounted police were wrecked and set on fire. One soldier was seriously 1 wounded. The city is in the hands of the soldier mob. Take Italian From Ship. The Hague.-The Dutch West Ini dian liner Nickerie, homeward bound, was taken into Zeebrugge by German torpedo boats. The Germans took off the chief cook, an Italian of military age, who signed at New York. The Nickerie was then allowed to proceed. Vaquis to Surrender. Douglas, Ariz.-One thousand Yaqul I Indians have sent a message to Gen. P. Elias Calles, military commander of Sonora, offering to surrendet, if granted amnesty and permitted to I join the Carranza army, accordiE to arrivals from Sonora. aENGL T UUH E U BLRCKLIST RIGHTS REPLY TO AMERICAN PROTEST RECEIVED AT STATE DE PARTMENT. I lu SOME RELIEF IS OFFERED ti ! cc England Takes the Position That Eng. U1 land Violates No Law When it Pre- SE vents Subjects Trading With En- H emy-Can Rule Own Subjects. qt A Washington.-Great Britain's note ci reply to America's blacklist was d at'the State Department. A giments regarding its pulli- qi will,.be made later. It is tinder- a eo n of tf rintances. b The British note is in reply to the b merican note of July 28, which de- a pounced the blacklist as "an arbitrary U interference with neutral trade," and s r "inconsistent with that true justice, sincere amity and impartial fairness which should characterize the dealings of friendly governments with one an- o other." r The names of some American firms C already have been taken from the n blacklist, and the British note is un- s derstood to offer means of reviewing N others. . c The British note is understood to V t take the line of argument that it is s unprecedented for a neutral to claim n that a belligerent should in effect com pel its subjects to trade with the enemy and that it violates no law for the British government to prevent its C subjects from doing so. While the British government ad- n mite the right of all persons in neu- c tral countries to engage in legitimate d commercial transactions, it argues n 1 that such a right does not limit the g right of other governments to restrict b e the activities of their own nationals. SThe point at issue in tie controver-f h sY is whether the nationality or the d domicile of the owner of goods gives 0 character as neutral or belligerent. L Previously Great Britain and the Unit t ed States have agreed that domicile t was decisive, regardless or nationality. The continental European position has been that nationality was decisive. s In the previous negotiations over the r L blacklist Great Britain took a posi I- tion between the two theories. t The subject probably will be carried r a on in further diplomatic correspond ence. 18 Perish in Mine. e Marvel, Ala.-Eighteen men lost 3 their lives as the result of a gas es- n e plosion in the Roden coal mine here. i Seven are negroes. The blast shook , " the country for miles around and the a a reinforced concrete heading was t cracked by the blast. Mine oflicials a V say the appearance of the bodies in 5 dicate the men were hurled many feet against the sides of the walls and timbers. They were badly burned r and mangled. n * Concessions To Spain. II n Madrid.-The minister of state, re- g t plying to a question in the Chamber ; V of Deputies, said the German govern- y e Inent has promised to respect condl L. tinslly Spanish ships carrying fruit, even those with consignments to bel ligerent ports. The minister request- a 1 ed the chamber not to discuss the tor- p I1 pedoing by German submarines of F r merchant ships. N Flour Goes Away Up. a P Toledo, O.-Flour w'ent to $11 a barrel on the local market i WOULD LEAVE U-53 QUESTION TO U. S. FOREIGN SECRETARY GREY, IN HOUSE OF LORDS DEPRECATES DISCUSSION IN PARLIAMENT. Ic London -The activities of the Ger- t man submarine U-53 near the Ameri can coast and the general question of F i the relations of the United States to r submarine warfare are matters to be t considered between the American and c German governments, said Foreign o Secretary Grey in the House of Lords. He deprecated discussion of these questions an.. said it was for the t American government to decide on the policy and action required by the i circumstances of the case. s Baron Beresford said the action of I American ships did not appear to be i" quite within the bounds of neutrality and thought the British were bound t to toake notice of this fact. brthifrAnerica ai the.wa ab as to e be able to say she could not fight the - whole world, and also because the y United States would be a valuable as d set to her at the peace conference. SEllis Leads Arkansans. s State Camp, Fla.-Capt. Jeff Ellis - of Ola and Lieut. D. P. Muse of El Do rado lead the Arkansas National " Guard rifle team in the national rifle I e match, with scores of 255 and 200, re 1t spectively, out of a possible 300. Capt. g Walter Brasher leads the Arkansas civilian team with 217, with D. M. 0 Witt second with 202. Spencer of Mis s souri won the civilian individual n match with 275. t- ________________ e Border Camp Wedding. 'r San Antonio, Tex.-Capt. James L. s Oliver, Fourth Illinois Infantry, and Miss Edna Alken of Benton, Ill., were t- married at Camp Wilson. Miss Aiken - came here at Oliver's urging. Hun e dreds of soldiers witnessed the cere- I ' mony, performed by a chaplain. COL e E. J. Lang of the Fourth gave the t bride away, and Mrs. Homer Coehm, wife of the United States consul at r- Durango, Mex., was matron of honor. e Planes to Circle U. 8. t. San Diego, Cal.-Plans for a 10,000 * mile national aeroplane race around e tne country next year, starting and r* ending at the United States army mil n itary aerodrome here, were announc s. ed by Arnold Kruckman, former dl e rector of the Aero Club of America. i- Kruckman said he had pledges of monetary prizes for the winners from Smore than 100 cities he has visited. I- ______________ Efforts to Burn Supplies. San Antonio, Tex.-What Is believ ed to have been an attempt to destroy it 30 carloads of supplies awaiting ship - ment from Juarez for use of General e. Pershing's expedition in Mexico re 'k suited in the burning of four cars of ýe scrap iron in the railroad yards at La Juarez. The suppaies were not dam Is aged. LY Disease Is a Mystery. ii Milwaukee.-lufantile paralysis still t remains a mysterious disease to the medical profession, particularly as to its origin and to a great degree in Its transmission. This situation was e- made known at the meetng of the tr American Association for Study and n- prevention of Infant Mortality. t, Jobs For the Jobless. .1-! Washington.-Enthusiastic co-oper t- ation in the development by the De r- partment of Labor of a national em )f ployment system for the benefit of women and girls has been promised by 21 women's organizations, having a membership of 6,000,000, it was re a ported by Anthony Csminetti, com i missioner of Immigration. &MEICANS ABOARD BRITISH SHIP SUNK ONLY 34 MEMBERS OF CREW OF 104 HAVE BEEN PICKED UP AND LANDED. FACTS ARE BEING GATHERED Ni Oficial fnfo mation Ava lab;e Whethier Any Anrm.rcons Were Drowneo-Deny Vessei Was Un der Goiernment Charter. r t'e it I'tjzaIl from V\'I t -ie -1 .'dflerii'alm consul .,t QiIat 1ueeW I ne\ t, la the Blrit sli tiime -lhii) Ž11antusm h:,1 been torpedoed wiithiutt wvari!ing. Il I believed a numbmh-r of Aimnericav are on board. Only 34 nembers of tit' crP (1 it II'l Iiave been picked ulp and lahdsd at 'rookhaven,. Ireland. .Mr. Frost is now procuring afttida vits from survivors. A report on the sinking of tihe Brit-r ish steamship Itowanmore also was made to the American embassy by Mr. F'rost, who states that the vessel was torpedoed. Seven Americans, in cluding five Filipinos, were on board the Rowanmore. SSeveral of them have given Mr. Frost affidavits stating teat a subm ribe shelled lifeboats while they were being lowerea and after they were I clear of the ship without causinK loss 1i of life. . In reply to an inquiry fronm the American embassy, the admiralty said that there were 49 Americans in the 1t crew of the Marina. The admiralty informed the embas Ssy that the Marina was torpedoed, f but that it had not been ascertained I whether warning was given. Y No official information is available d whether any Americans were drown ed, although only 34 survivors have e bee landed at Crookhaven. The M e Paid i ionsa s outward bowud, wph , o torpedoed twice and broke In two. It e is reported that men were drowned e while attempting to lower boats. Mr. s Frost has been ordered to obtain aK available information in regard to the Americans on board the vessel. The admiralty says the Marina was s not under government charter. - The Marina, which has been engag I ed in trans-Atlantic service, was a ves e sel of 5,204 tons gross, built in 1000. e She was last reported as having ar t. rived at Glasgow, after having sailed s from Newport News. U-Boats Outdo Builders. L Seattle, Wash.-Captain Louis HIIar venig, a Norwegian ship owner, who signed a contract for construction of two 8,800-ton steamships at a cost of Smore than $1,000,000 each, says sub d marines are sinking Norwegian ves e sels faster than Norway can replace a them. Orders for new ships are being - placed at all yards which can built them. General Mann Is Named. Washington. - Brigadier General William A. Mann, commanding the army division, with headquarters at Laredo, Tex., wa'i selected for chief of the Division of Militia Affairs In d the War Department, made vacant by the death of Major General Albert I. Mills. He will assume his dutlea at once. L Carry Mail By Airship. ,f Chicago.-United States mail will a be carried by aeroplane from Chicago i. to New York within the next few days. Victor Carson, who is to be aerial mall carrier, has arrived here. r- As soon as Postmaster Campbell can J arrange for the service he will mak r the trip. May Shift Conference. t Atlantic City, N. J.-Unless as it agreement on an adequate and amica . ble plan of border control is entered intb by the Mexican-Am'rican Join' Commission soon an effort may be made to transfer the conference to 11 Washington. el o Carranza For President. n Mexico City.-General Venustiano a Carranza, formally announced his can e didacy for the presidency in response d to a manifesto of the new Constitu tionalist-Liberal party, which urged him to run for the otrice and offered him its loyalty and support. e- Flood of British Gold. R* New York.-Gold amounting to ;I5, )f 000,000 from Canada was deposited at '( the assay office by J. P. Morgan & S Co., acting as flacal and commercial e- agents of the British government. This a- makes a total of $450,000,000 reza'tet this )ear.