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The Caldwell Watchman
V)O,. ; (I "1 'L ilI A, LA., F I I)AY, I)I EMBEl:t 'l, .Itt 51. DR, DOWLINlG MAKESt HIGH COST REPORT on' bet 2,310 DOZEN EGGS, 1,568 POUNDS far BUTTER IN STORAGE AT ALEXANDRIA. co' INVESTIGATE OTHER CITIES Ri wi Announces Amount of Food in Cold no Storage in Alexandria, New Orleans, Shreveport, Monroe, Baton Rouge and Lake Charles. Sli TE 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 denominations. 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 turing center. 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 nmond. 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 Clarkson. 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 , Winnipeg. 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 at inatioa. 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 L:~~`~ s9Uatqdhisq 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 hsaid. 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 near Torreon. 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 - promised. 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. - its ,_ 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 v " . " ·: .. 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. MOR' VOTED EMPLOYS SECRET F REPRESENTA TIVEE C QED id THE O BILL. 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 -REPARATION PARAMOUNT. 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 and France. 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 Germany. MAC KENSEN DRIVES ENEMYY BFEFOE HiM ISAKTCHA TAKEN AND MATCHIN BRIDGEHEAD ATTACKED TULTCHA IS EVACUATED. RUSSIAN LINES HOLDING Attempts By P.ustro-German Troops to Recapture Heights Occupied By the Russians North of Uzul Valley Were Repulsed. 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 Russian detachments. "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 licia)." Of the Macedonian front operations the statement says: "There were no Incidents of import. ance." The omficlal statement from general headquarters issued this evening reads: "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. ance." 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 other attacks. 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 shortage. 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 saupigi fund.