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UNTREE BRO., Pbher TALLULAH, MADISON PARISH, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, MAY 1, 191E-- - .. OUNTREE BROS., Publishers TALLULAH, MIADISON PARISH, LOUI IANA, SATURDAY, MAY 1, 1915 NEW nERIES--VOI. 3o. "1 -: - i-- . : --: ::? :m,II II ' I I I1I1 IS g I II III '' I ' I' • I '' I ', ,g • , SNEWS BRIEFLY TOLD OF THE SEVEN DAYS ARE BRIEFLY TOLD HERL ,MOUND THE PLANET Frem Our Ow a"d P1e , eutries Are Here Oive Is Short Meter for sbv Readers Annie has arrived at L, sad report the wreck schooner Donna Chris oared that Sapt. Parrish of seven men were lost Herod, city marshal of Ok., shot and killed James wealthy lIndian. Tiger was women have worn suf -ithes at dances, but not * saw the Rev. Father P. White of t. Francis O .ge, in West Sixteenth Twrk who were arrested In Chi they had refused to pay drinks were discharged in *art, the Judge ruling gt have to pay for drinks of the law. %W ordered all her warships Swaters near the American those alvaging the Asm a in Turtle Bay, their home stations. Poind of the alst cat is stationed' at the Paa espeltieo at San has boeen selected as a for the United and Carins Car Vhb. made and set St. Patrick's Cathedral March l when hundreds were sentemead to a ileinaries sa i e th Ma resuAt Sesulon a Misleary Comnell Chunk South. at 92,27TT for the ~ - March 31. 1511 is aemaet of the board Ii s of the Presby tibs ot a Yoreshire regi. fa birthdays on the Mb in the Khyber pass Alera and ne* a few ia rance." Rya of breach of " amsed more pintertm Flfth avenue New h "rw a r a g eown m buina wolf dogs, won whih Iated at 14. sis time or athe -rs, mnases and Sbeears sa sea .. Sleer. Cala. 6-year A typewriter at 3, has asM hearst diom.. and SAmasrsss , N.m., Sues of ta chIoea uk a tossus, weln la.the Uated a ame..e that he e na the R aDet s Nges, Ia.. Sthe di eeml that mm it make up the iSY. aear o Sted is seqesme gmean am h toe -, Mashao had a SLuther . Butler, arrested at Da Ville, IlL, for attempting to vote iI legally, pleaded guilty and was sea tenced to six months in the counts Jail. Boys and girls held in county Jail throughout West Virginia who hav been sentenced to the state reformsm tore are being released because the state has no money to pay transports tlan. *". The export of rubber from GermanL Is forbidden. A Dutch firm which re cently ordered two motor cars froa Germany was surprised to find tha the wheels were supplied with wood en tires. Officers of the German commerce destroyer Kronprins Wilhelm were guests of honor at the opening of ths Virginia league baseball season. Capt. George Woods Logan, com mander of the battleship Nebraska, it dead at the naval hospital at Port mouth. The anti-locker club bill passed by the last general assembly has been signed by Gov. Rye of Tennessee wit a gold pen presented by the W. C. T. U. of the state. United States Deputy Marsha Evans warned common laborer against rushing to eward, Alaska, In h6pes obtaining work on account of the proposed government railroad. Mrs. Paul Wagner of Gotorth, Ten., became mother of four children, three girls and a boy. One of the babies died, but the other three have fair prospects of living. The lower house of the Alaska leg islature passed the bill abolishing cap ital punishment in Alaska. Twenty arrests have been made in connection with the explosion which wrecked the home of Samuel Leonotff at rik Pa., and probably fatally in Jured his wife. A civilisation qgeter than now In the temperate sones will be built in te tropes as the result of driving out the plages peculiar to that sone, S8e eonGeaeral. Gorges of the United States army predicted before the _aa. beam Medical association at Birmian ham, Ala. Hoopeston, Ill., us a election en srtion. Eishteen automobiles were put out of business recently by smom one entering the garages and putting amery dust In the engies. It Is emlolcldally stated that dr nla the ast few days 2 Bulgarians, Irregulars, have invaded Servian terr tory. Seeaes troops engage a killed all of them. Vinent Astor, "the world's richest ynung man," has purchased a 10 horse power Eying boat and wil spend the summer lying up and down the Hudson. The state publie utilities commi slan authorised theeIuance of $10, 000 New York Central convertble bonds. This meus a $10,000 fee for the state. Gov. iamind of Minesota signed the teaebers pension biL Under its sp ses teachers may retire after 20 years' service on an anal pension f $150. "It is part of the duty of all r. plors of pubtie twansportation em pases to be courteos to passengers," m Judae Malone Ina neral sessions rt of New Tee~k. As a warmna th se j smosed - ye. r eaes in prao n a en f s navin, sabway gmn. end Joseph assemes, Thtrd -..u*oto ei r eedutme .who settled qeunu with pmsemmers by Advies fins "uihebu4-Mlr mr that a Frmeb avate dropped bobs a the villages of Kaueey sad lao ic. At the former 3sae e bo k b ta en the ehesho ,* killiga me The Jaoes Mbil, pboval for thbe ap. pratment of pollee wome a N ew Perk CIty passed the sets .The ans eaeerts ererm urun Wilhelm• dry dsoked .at Ilorlrl w. . Peck paid a for a copper ant o 1799, with plin date and in good edition, at aeutioa I the Ma5 wi gaeries, 16 Mast or)teth sts ew Tesk. Iteen coarnvcted Ttre Haate qs t Sier, incld Maor Dee N. obrts. Citrct Judge 3a1 3emea ad Chef of Pauce ad oler, usrn e at the ederal penattet .ry a eall ea from indisaspols. ma R sal sue reproret te t the rnash stone bend eeently by "I-s Moultea in the Cbhicase lrk ses_.em in pis 4tamend. L the peao e of his staff and man etvl end miery offlesal, Gea. -me hid the euwnnro e o thenew M - ar.asr of the Sesued muSe. t- I lmas national Sand, at Ch*d oo - a Dees' -'-d at his heum St Ubean. r-mase wat cate ad towns .a - 4m G(aNHnAL MAUNOURY General Maunoury, a commander of one of the French army corps, was hit by a German bullet while inspect ing one of the first line trenches, cap tured from the Germans He was look ing through a loophole when a bullet removed his eye, broke his Jaw and struck General de VUlaret, who ac companied him on the tour of inspec tion, in the middle of the forehead. WORLD CRISIS IS NEAR SAYS WILSON PRESIDENT ASKS HEARERS TO PREPARE FOR THE TASK OF MEDIATION. SNw York.-President Wilsom, ad dreasng publisher from an parts of the eountry at the annual luncheon of the Associated Preas at the Waldort Hotel, declarud that the condition o the world's affairs is comin to a cli and that, although the times be the United States had been dlim cult, Indeed, the tumes ahead are to be more serous. "The teat is coming for the United States, as well as for the nations on gaged In war," the presldet said. "Our whole duty," he added, "Is summed up in this motto, 'America hilat.' - Wilso proceded to explain that Amermicans aouid think of America lrst In order that this naston may be In a position to help both aides when peace comem. The president commented on the fact that there have been attempts to disturb the perfect neutrality of the nation. He said that men had even uttered slanders against the United States to tncite it to interfere. Men had even been saying that if the United States went to war on either side there would be a divdesa nation, he said. He characterised this as "an abominable libel of gnorance." That remark of the presMest, as were many others nto the course of ais brief address, was receved with eathu slastic applause. Object to Panama Mesepoly. Panama.-The Panama government has put in force what is described as a monopolistle scheme for the coloni sation and explotatlon of the San Bas coast on the Atlanti oen, to which the American ovemeamt has intaposd obJection The United tates pointed out that the scheme wo grmatly tntsrre with a p~eta, bie trade In eeoauts ad other prod ucts which the 8sa Bias udlanas oem auet with the New agland states Rehearing DenIed.L Wa9lntemr-Ar mles. ur ea beari of the MMwest Ol ea was dend by the Sulreme Court Tho dedasm upheld the valdity of mrsher Preslat Taft's order withdrawlg Item etry mloius o dollanrs wortl of paulo ol lands tI Cmalfna and Cam vote se * ags. Trtnm.-Govenor Pl er ise* the bIdl prvildn or a speelal eioe tion oe Otober 19 or the submisle c- tbe propoed woman su gas: ·ae~lmmat to the vesrs o the stte Plan Pw Harvest Help Togeka, Itn--gh tes wai unite in badins the harvest hand problem durl the wheat harvest this year, amc ting to E O~ Hopkias, bead eat the Staro Frtee rmloyme FPw radfbthr Clause. Thlabluma--The lover house the ie- legislatdure adopted a res lutism to anblt o the voters a ---dkrPhe a se a dmdmeoat to the amtimtnu. Perelgn Trade Saeerasee Washas-to. - lueas trade tw ,week dl Aptrl 17 netaed the United taes a Avwsable balenee e oa tmporta eW ttes 7 n16 1 SWalas -m-Of he U s pmse in gs ew - inm - aiee ar epea war tbe eat. eoly p. ut eteeml s a s the Os - fmin o a s am·.am ,r th mg ll ,t th sla. . FLANDEEU ATTACKED BY THE GERMANS CLAIM FURTHER SUCCESSES IW THEIR DRIVE TOWARD CALAIS -PARIS DENIES THE CLAIM. HARD FIGHT ON IN WOEVRE Berlin Claims That French Suffered Heavy Defeat in This Region. London.-The German rushes la Flanders and the Woevre, where they claim considerable successes, are be lieved to be forerunners of another big esort to break through the allied lines in the west. For many days Belgium has been sealed from the observation of meu i trals, while German reenforcements are being moved to the south to take t- part in the new offensive, which they hope is to carry them to lais. The . attack in Flinders, originally leveled at the French has been transferred to d the British ines held by the Cana Cdians, oa the immediate right of the French, and here for two days the men from the dominion have been engaged in a deadly oontest with the Germans The Germans claim further progress toward Ypres and that Brit ish counter attacks have been re palsed. The Preach, on the other hand, de cTare the allies' counter attacks con. tinue with success and that the Brit ish hold all their polstions and repeat' the charge that the Germans are us inr bombs contaning asphyxiating The FPrnkfrter Zettung justifies I the use of these missiles on the ground that the allies have done like wise. The German attack in the Woevre, or in the Meuse hills, was directed against the French positions south. Rest of Combres, and aceording to Berlin, the French suffered a heavy defeat Paris, however, says that in a counter attack the Germans were driven out of the French first line. which they had pushed back. Condition of Banks. Wuashington.-Loans and discounta of the 7,59 national banks reporting to the comptroller of the currency on his last esll, March 4, amounted to 4be,r 4,00, asn increase over De. eember 31 of $152,38,0l4, and sn In crease over the all a year previous of about $142.000,000. Allies Land Near Enos. Iondon.-The operations in the Dardanelles apparently are still con fined to the bombardment of the Turkish lines while preparations are being made for landing the allied force, part of which is already on Turkish territory at Enos and other points Release British Ship. San rasoida-The British steam er Cetrilna reported held at Eamade. Lower Califora, by Villa authorities, has been rleased sand will sail for this e t y ata e esording to ad v . received by the stesamer's agents here Villatas Bak to Front Edal Pss-Sgtytne Vll sol diers wouadd in the recent sles of Matamoros, arrived at agle Pau, and were sent seros the border to oin the Villa arrisos at Piedras Kegras. *1.004000 in Streets. New York.--Gu ded by arumed de tecttves sad poliae, $135,0,0e0 wase cearted throush the fnancitl distrit. The money beolons to the Meehanles and Metals National beak. which moved fom 60 Wall stret to new bakian roomas at Nasseu street. May Cloees psrts l'aedou--The Issue of the oe·lil landou Guatto eoetains a no ties to mariners statin that it may be necessary shortly to orbid all en- I trme to eertsl ports of the em Wabmh uet h etes. it. Ldu-s-That the holder of re elve~rs' ertfiacates at n stta $1s,.*' 350,00 which are due Ausat 1, 195, I have refused to etend the certifcateso I and wil demand paymet upon ma turty, was revealed i a petition Sled I in the United States Distrlet Court. I Local Optio Law Valid. Prankfurt-Kentaueky's local option 1 law was upheld by tlhe state eourt of I wppal which declared valid elections I bel4d last year in four counties I Attack War Revueue Act. CIasela--Thrs test sns attack in the eumstitnstlaly of the war I reverae.t pa. d last October by 1 Coress, aketing the tax upon the I apital stck of bianks, were med in the United States Distrlect Court. 1 emmest with apreval n the tte - Csttes Cake Is Esperisi. Ontveson.--'r e armed ofr esteae I ia.este as ,o tosu .4m i IE ed in MRS. HARRY PAYNE WHITNEY ey Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney, famous ras a sculptor, is devoting her time and er much of her great wealth to the relief ed of the wounded in the war. AILLY WOODS IN e HANDS OF FRENCH be ed WRESTED FROM GERMANS AF to TER SEVERAL DAYS' SYSTEM a- ATIC PREPARATIONS. be he n Parss-An oficlal eyewitness, dle he rerlbing operations by which the a r I'rench are menacing German post it- tions In the wedge of St. Mithiel ^e- says: "All the Allly woods, which consti- i l- tuted a strong and well fortified sp h a- port for the Germans, now is entirely 0 it- in French hands, conquered for the t at most part by troops from the center c Sof France, after several days of ys ,r ag tematic preparations by a heavy artil lery fire. es "At certain points the Germans re bad constructed on the front of moats a .- I2 yards wide spiked barriers extend- a Ing about six feet above the level of 0, the earth, surrounded by barbed wire b i entanglements, which were so Intri- t h- cate as to make them impervious to I to any tools. 7 "A concentration of artillery fire L In opened large breaches in this defense; p re arapets were sent crashing lato the a e. ground and dismebered bodies were blown into the air above the clouds of a smoke The -earth was strewn with o cverturned trees and branches. t] tl "After five hours of intense fire, Sfive mines, laid under a parapet sdJ a, in cent to the principal fort holding the o to position, exploded annihilating the t . garrison and spreading pan in the , a- treaches. is "An attack with fixed bayonets the began in three lines, preceded by a detachment with hand grenades. Engineers" followed with bridges pre cl e pared in advance to facilitate passage C over the network of trenches. The C e order as been given to pass over e the trenches and take the enemy in t d the rear. "Three lines of treches were thus elmd of the Germans. Those who sought refuge in the underground shelters perished from suffoestion through the collapse of the entire earthworks. SByan Declinme Dry Invitation. ci S Washingtost.-eretary ,Bryan de l. daied an invitation from the Anti-s. a loon League of America to address H probhltien convention In Atlantle City this summer. It is understood that the secretary refne4 beesause his prohibl tioa ttterases have already begun to Sworry some of the Democratie party leaders, who fear an attempt will be made to have a prohibition ink In m the 1918 platform. Would Compromie Debt. , Washinston--(A proposal to compro mtie the VirgintaRWest Viriials debt Scontroversy through payment by Westt Virginial of $4313567.7 with interest since January 1, 131, was submttted SIn the supreme court by Attorney lea eral Pollard of Virgnia. The interest probably would bring the total of this payment to about $18,000,00. p Mre Wheat Fper Belgium. Galvestoa.-The British steamer it SQueen Adelaid, chartered by the Bel- a rJan Rellef Commission, sailed froem n here for Rotterdam with 278,40 bush- p els o1 wheat for Belgim. * M'Combs Will Stick. SWasuhinston.-Publlshed reports that th SWillIam P. McComb waould resgn s me chirman of th Democratic National M , Cemmittee drew the followin format re statement from leretary Tmulty at ne the White Huse "The story appear- g ing i the moranrI papers of Mr. Mc Combs resignation d my selectiad to Ismesed him as charman of the as - tiosal Demo lratic committee is the l Sgosip of persons whose purpose is to on make trouble and create disacord witth lia l the ranks of the party." th Switarland Makes Protet. WblngatonL.-Dr. Psaul Ritter, the bwiss minister, prented to the State Department a copy of a protest his La govermament has made to the allies 1: agaist interene with' shpplg of he products Into wtssrland. Ra 1al CatManer Feld Agent. G WashInsto,-eretary Housto sap tha pointed Williasm . Callander, now his rirvate rutary, to be state field agesMe or tbo rme er set eumant b ~suuers t Molesa BRING BOARD INTO CROSS LAKE CASE CADDO COMMISSIONERS EXPECT ED TO CLAIM MONEY ACCRU ING FROM LEASE. SAYS ACT 1902 IN EFFECT Governor Claims State Needs Money, and Can Not See Way Clear Not to Award Lease. Shreveport. .* A new phase of the controversy over the dried bed of Cross Lake de veloped when it became known that in the event the courts sustain the governor's lease of the mineral rights of this territory, the Caddo Levee Board will claim whatever money ac crues to the state under the provi sions of the lease It is understood the claim will be made under an act of 1900. which specifically declared that money accruing from the sale of Cross Lake lands should be placed in the state treasury for the use and t benefit of the Caddo Levee Board. This act has never been amended c or repealed, it is held, the general act of 1914, under which the governor t operated In leasing the lands, eon- , L tamed no repealing clanus. In answering the arguments of the , Shreveport delegation which pressed , him not to lease Cross Lak for ex- c Y ploitation for oil and gas, in view of a the fact that Shreveport has pur- a r chased the land for use as a water I reservoir, the governor said that the state needed revenue and he could not see his way clear, in view of the lan guage of the act and the duties that statute imposed, to refrain from awarding the lease. t If the contention being made in be half of the Levee Board is correct, the state Is merely a trustee in this Sinstance for the Levee Board. What ever money comes out of the soil. it is held, must accrue to the Levee Board and the state cannot obtain or appropriate it Ina 192 the Legislature passed an act (Na 171), providing for the sale of Cross Lake lands. Section 3 of that enactment declares that the reg later of the land olfice "shall deposit all fubds arisag from the Wae of any of said lands immediately in the state treasury, and the same shall be plac- I ed to the credit of the Board of Com-. mironers of Caddo Levee District t for their use and benefit." o Under the provisions of Act 31 of 4 1910, which it is claimed, did not changs the vested ownership of the Caddo Levee Board In the lands, the City of Shrevepo4 paid $11,000 (1 per acre) for the bed of Cross Lake for use as a water reservoir. In this aset the state reserved the miaeral rights. n FOR HURRIED READERS. a A honey-coated invitation, with a ti challenge and a string hidden in Its el phraseology, was prepared by the sl board of appraisers In the form of a tl resolution to be handed to Goverpagr t Hall. The resolution invites the gov- g ernar to appear before the board to a throw light apon ralroed asuessments, ly and at the same time throws out a fa challenge to him to produce facts and p4 ilSurm to back his fsht for asuse met Iaereases. The Chamber of Lemmeere of Ales- . asdra has decided to have a ma-n moth barbecue and politial rally tn w this city on July 4, whenk all the erna- w dldates or state oice will be invited A to attenmd, make addresses rad open to the state ampaign upon that occasion to Efforts will be put frth to make the m affair the blet event of the Mlnd ever pulled ef In the state About crelth of the rice crop has I t baed plasted at OGoydsan. and the very e eool weather is believed to have done pr it muecb damage, so that some will a have to be replaated. A good rain Is c what the armers of this section are n prazing er. th R. N. Sm of Shreveport. appointed Ti by Governor Hall, took possession of the olce of starte beak amner. Pobr mer Examiner W. L Youn received ta Mr. Sims and turned over to him the t( records ot the offca It will take the cc new eamnaer about two days to cheek he eup efcts of the odfco . ur The ·a l campaign fr lmprovea S saitary conditions i Hammoead was lauached at a meetiag of the cmpaiga eommittee which was orgased to en- p list the aid of the voters in carrylng it the u,0m sewerao boead election to vi be held here May . a Trial of the sat brouht by to ittizes lnsuranee Comparny of 8it Louis to test the validity act Aet of li 1314, the Poatenet lremea's Bill, was I held in the dlstriet eueart at Batm em Rouge J. ach 8pearng Is Mrpjesent.- 94 ilg the Iasrn, compeay and Harry ha Gamble, aistant attoeM' general, . UHJ a-- as l anidnmes eated men meies J bWmw Arit, will be inmlosted with is g .. the hae enIsa nash len The chemists of Louisiana propose to put in a year of hard 'iork for the state. without pay or hope of reward, out of patriotism, and as a contribu tion to wards fuller realization of the states opportunities and the at tiaction of capital for their develop mont. The general leadership will be as sig'ed to Prof. ('. D. Coati s. of L. S. U. at Baton Rouge, and the utb-com ziittee will include nearly every chem ist affiliated with the Louisiana see tion of the American Chemical Soclet !y. These committees will dmake a 'nrvey of the oil, sulphur, lumber, salt, cotton waste, sugar and other products of chemical importance. They will figure on quantity and qual ity. adaptibility to manufacturing. the number and possibilities of by. products, the cost of the crude ma* terial and the cost at which it can be delivered at various points. The fin Ished products and the cost of pro duction, and all the other information tuat will serve useful purposes will be gathered. The list is expected to be an object lesson both to the people of the state as well as to outside capital, and will be a powerful and convincing plea for the acceptance of the rare and profitable opportunities which Louisiana affords. The survey sill require at least a full year, and the distribution of the work where it will do the most good will be al most as immense and important a task. By that time, however, other Interests may enlist to make the most of the splendid plan of the chemists. The action was taken at a meet ing of the Louisiana branch, at which reports were presented of the succeed of the recent general convention here and the inspiration it had brought, as well as the excellent work of the lo. cal committee. Prof. C. S. William son read a paper on the methods at analysing phosphate rock as fert. laser. Farm editors talk to thousands whom Louisiana is anxious to reseh. and their testimony is regarded as valuable because they are considered disinterested in judging outside ques tions, naturally favoring their own communities in matters where the latter are concerned. The verdict of the Western and Northern editors who toured the state last summer was oi value because it came from them, and it furnishes some of the finest adver tising llrtersture possible on that so county. Every other agricultural writer who comes to this state endorse their statements and add to the impartial and unsolicited tributes. S. E. Hostetter of Amite, the scham plie truck grower of this community, is endeavoring to inaterest farmer i this section in more extensive culture " of soy beans. In his opinion, whiskh i based on twenty-five yeeas of expue lenc the soy bean will solve the problem of getting some crop to pari tially take the place of cotton. He says the culture of this bean will be highly beneflial to those who do not care to extend their corn acreage, but wish to decrease their cotton acreae. also to those who have oats growing and desire to follow with a quick sad nutritious feed crop for hogs, beef and cattle. Notwithstanding the drought be tween 1,40 and 1.8 crates of Sie strawberries constituted the week's shipments by the two Amitre assoot tions. The average price throughout the week has been $2,85 which is re garded, good remuneration. The favor and quality of the fruit is eaceptisal. ly fine owing to the dry weather d so far the berry crp has not sdaered partlcularly or want of moistara The United Stateu dredgeebat Grun tett, has completed the work oe the 3editnkal river and left for Mermentas. The dredge is now at Possiabe sad will gop up to a point near Crowley with a boat drawing six feet of water. A number of beats are gettiag rendy t. start operetng and resglar trips to the Gulf of Melco will be made W. E. Krenbs of Lake Charles, pre dent of the Lqlanata Press Aeels tion, was in Monroe to coafer with the e-ecutive committee to Outltne the program for the comaing meetin of the assoeiation n Moare The exeutive committea is composed of J. W. Smit, Monroe, ehatrman; H. A. Maahbam, Rayville; . M. Lewise, astes; Haw thorne, BDnes, Pnmervle; J. N. Torner. Lake Providene Fred Beckle, track eeh cac' f ou nns 8tate Univerndty, and perne Me (raw, Tulane track maager, signed a contract for a dual track meet to be held at Baton Rouge May 1. The 8. U.-Tulane meet will be one of the teal ure colneldcet with the 8tate High School rally. The irst steel bridge tn ivtyagton perisbh ha Jut been opened for traf Sie amos the Tickfew river at Center. ile. Th bridge is 150o feet in leanth ad seat the poliee jury about 4,100. S8. Rlichardson a charge of the Junor Extension Departmet of the Loudslan State Univerlty of Baton Rouge, accompated by W. H. Bdels engaged in the same work; Parish 8u perintendent of Education M. H. Bar ham uand Parish FParm Demonstrator N. I Wils, gave au interesting talk beore a large eewd in the high school audittorm at Coettemport on the sb -t of ag rilture aud dirying, briMg. i ii at hsea ri the course o his es, amedls pIlere and sides esn _._._._._._._.._._ m mm