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EE BROS., Publishers TALLULAH, MADISON PARISH, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, MAY K, 1!91 ,NEW ERIE--V IEWS hito EFLY TOLD : OF THE SEVEN W ARE BRIEFLY I SHERL at THE PLANET at Our Own ad Pe di gAre Henr Given i Meter for waders ly 01 were recommended w the Industrial affairs t hs Illinois house, the limiting the number for women to nine, -g providing for one 81 r seven. Sss army transport u ar Colon with 413 n emcers and men of tU to of alleged discrimina Nag r and sailors at as police court trial b iwa of a dancing $10 because he re a trooper in uniform I that Jesus colege, ' has decided to y i e whle the war action has been c dancer of Milan. t lrate life as Mrs. b wfe of the grand WIdead at Portland, s takes after she had dropped es ." I has started west geets.to observe to Umber. forage, gras Pmwer resources are [ tie Metrepoll has signed a con motion picture ver- I - isa which she I les of $2 was re tboethorn cat ot Missart and Kan- - sale of the Central * Sasodlat, - in i a of wheat have erlekets in the Wil. of Great county, mw sonstr injured eseo me by smoke (Minn.) public 11 was destroyed by passagers on the Tapleo, which as fhroem Vera Crus Phil MoCleary, i man recent t deal by Carransa. srwa,. who was the them who took an .v evet of April 14, Lc eoln was shot b John wlkes M Aaburn, N. Yt. Sprominent m s~ the iri d, and reentyb was kilmed to or roost aghtain. oe the Florida leg. a smilton to saub ameIndment to at the White :lidest woald be m Seothan Co n M Muogee, Ok. an body ther are of arapael, is recow Peahker, jr., son ao L Pilrake at Ohio, ~S sat Manhattan 35 had been Il1 si Leg., a unmember t has been pro It IS was the pro W. Stewat, former UsIYs legnlature, of the flyng: M., with an 4, (of Auera , N. Lsd rwhen he stam - masin o th stes • i.nited a box a Shat ~a Min Anna l New York, took two Snaew hat. *WMH wee Y Between 50 and 60 persons were tn jured, several perhaps fatally, when two Lake Shore electric limited cars collided head-on six miles east of Fro. wont, O. Abandoning efforts to raise the F-4 with pontoons, Admiral Moore report ed from Honolulu that an air hose was to be run from the cruiser Mary land into the submarine in hopes of replacing the water in the vessel with air and thus bringing the craft to the surface. Clarence A. Blain has invented a F submarine which he insists in unsink able because of certain suitable air ducts. L. S. Scurlock, traveling agent for a Chicago firm, was shot and instant ly killed at his home near Edmond son, Mo., by his son Bedford, 19 years old. The elder man was attacking his wife with a razor when the boy fired the fatal shot. E The Orton district levee on the Red t river, in Arkansas, has broken, re- , suiting in the flooding of 10.000 acres. c Theodore Brink. a blacksmith of Dioxn, Ill., who was charged with making counterfeit money, was sea- 14 tenced to 15 years 7890$.. 123466 7 a tenced to 15 months at Leavenworth, a Kan. Eli E. Gregory, president of the de funct bank of Central City, Ky., has b been indicted on 10 counts. President Wilson took another step in rejuvenating the diplomatic serv tee by signing an executive order I w)lieh will bar men more than 5 years old from the so-called civil serv ice portion of the corps, which In. , cludes secretaries and clerks. The trawler Union was held up in the North sea by a German torpedo boat and forced to surrender 76 bas kets of fish, a result of three days' work. The trawler was then released. Persistent reports that parts of subc marines have been shipped from the United States into Canada are still under Investigation. Chicageo policemen are to wear wrist watches-if they care to. The chief said he believed they would be more convenient for uniformed men. Fred Ellwanger, sole survivor at the Marianna mine disaster of Nov. 28, p 1909, in which about 200 men were killed, is dead in a Washington hoe pital. Mrs. Thomas Lewls of New Iszing ton, 0., who cited as one cause she ' should be granted a divorce is that her I husband made her curry and take I care of his horses, was granted the 4 horses Ms alimony. Cleveland's record April heat wave caused the death of 13 babies, health 1 department officials say. The admiralty court announced its decision in the Empress of Ireland 8torstad collision in the St. Lawrence r river May 29, 1914, holding the collier responsible for the accident More than 1,000 lives were lest in the col s Two roomers have not been located r, in a Are in Loals Goldman's rooming - house at St. Paul, Minn. A determined but futile ight in the *e assembly on the bill designed to raise a the cost of liquor business one-tourth •, throauhout New York state delayed I Pt adjournment of the legaslature for a Sday. The measure was passed, 8 to 48L S The consolldation of the Merchants' y National bank and the Illtois tSate -bank has been announced at Peoria. In The new bank will be known as the SMerchants and Illinois National bak. g- If Italy enters the war she will be bconfronted right from the outset by to first-line German troops. Reliable ad vices say that the Trentino authorities already have prepared quarters for to 6,000 German troops now en reuate. a- J. W. 8wires of Virden, Ill., a con tractor and carpenter, has invented a machnlae to kill chlinch bugs. r The 8ofia correspondent of Reuter's v- Telegram company says that Yanne Sandausky, the Maeedoninn brigand leader, wbo gained notoriety in 1901 through the kidnaplng of Mtiss Elle o, Stone, hr. been slain by anknowa Spersons. ,James Pooley of Evansmville, Ind., who was alleged to have shot and killed Frank 8teain in a saloon here SApril 1 while trylng to play an April tool Joke was indicted by the grand jury on a charge of manslaushter. A deaan of Judgs Paul Little ia Sthe dcircuit court at Fort Smith. Ark., s is expected to result in the perma n nent closing of all saloons in Foert Smith on Aug. L N. A naew plan of flnaandc Amoriean m- travelers abroad with international 3s letters ofat credit payable in dollars tof nstead of pounds sterling has been nnaunced by the Euitable Trust C of New York City. we John Argo. 1, of Waella, I., can e mitted sieide with a revolver whMie depemat et iv ll health. a** - Amde U. flick et Senmth. Ms. was en bded g ana IllInis Central trata wnb w e ett-sa to aee the Inesk I-a daIaa TEUTONS WIN IN WEST GALICIA EIGHT THOUSAND RUSSIANS ,.APTUKiED-VICTORY ALL ALONG THE LINE. RJSSIAN FRONT IS PIERCED Beside Repulses Along West Galicia Front, Many Cannons and Machine Guns Are Captured. London. 'rho Alatrian omfielal statement is cued confirms the German reports of a uig Austto-German victory along the entire front in West Galicia, and says that 8.000 Russian prisoners were captured. The text of the statement follows: "Austro-Hungarian and German "The Russians suffered severe losses. We captured 8,000 Russiar. and took a great number of cannon and macº.ine gun.s Simultaneously we foreed our way across the Dunajec River. "On the Carpathian front the Bes kid situation has changed. In the wooded Carpathians we gained ground in the east of Koziowka. We repuls ed several counter attacks with great slnughter, capturing several hundred Russians and taking three machine guns. "Tn the north Osmaloda the enemy was thrown from several heights with heavy loses. The fighting in this re gion is progressing. "On the Russian frontier. between S" 'h and the Dniester, there is noth lag new to report" Will Not Recognise Mexican Factions. Washington.-Recognitton of any of the Mexican factions during the present uncertain state of affairs is not contemplated by the United Ptates, according to expressions by high officials. Secretary Bryan told inquirers that the subject of recognition had not reached the point of formal considera tion. Persons close to the White House said President Wilson intended to study the qeastion carefully before e committing the American government to recognition and that he did not propose to take any action until the military situation n Mexico clarified Itself. e Published reports that a statement r to be issued by Gen. Carranma covering e his intentions and program had been e drafted on suggestions from the Wash ington administration and was now before Seeretary Bryan and President e Wilson were met with the explanation h that what purported to be the views of the first chief had been presented unofficially to the State Department, but "had not been submitted for an expression of optnon or with any view toward recognition." Millions In War Horses. Washington.-Because of the great demand for American horses and g mules by the fithtintg forces in Eu g rope miscellaneous reports last month reached a total of $9,763,190 as against $861,888 in March the preceding year. Wants Young Diplomats. SWashington.--President Wilson took 4 another step in rejuvenating the dip a ollomatic service by signtg as ene Scttrive order which will bar men more than 25 years old from the so-called "'civil service" portion of the corps, wheih tancldes secretaries and clerk!. SThe age limit has been 50. Ambas L -* and minters will not be a5 Tulsa's Rapid Growth. Washinaton.-A speelal ceass of Tulsa, Okla., taken by order of the Spresdent at the request of the cti rmse on April 15 last, shows a total 'population of 28,240, not including 1, 985 persons iving on Indian lands or aadjacent to the city. This is an In creame of 55 per cent In five years. General Murray Is 64 Wuashington.-Major General Arthur * Murray, commandtng the Wester, do prtment of the army, attained the 1 retirement age of 64, but by order of a Secretary Garrison, will be retained a in his command on the active list aun til the end of the Paama-Paciflc Er Woman eor Woman Problems. SWashtaigtoS.-Woman labor prob lems as they arise in the tmmigration servicoe are to be worked out by a 'o man. President Wilson valved the civil service requiremenus and ap Lpointated Mrs. Lucy Jones Harris of a Morgmfeld, K., to take up the work rt In the labor distribution branch of the service n New York. aI Wilsen Will Ose Pars. at Washinton.--Sixty-ve vessels ot ' the Atlatie leet will pass la review abeore Preldest Wilson in New SYork harbor May 17, Secretary Dan Iess asanuces. DOval Coming West. WashlStn.-Daval West. Presi dent Wilson's peronalo rusentative Ia Mlee, eft4 Melee City for Vera SCras. The trip wl a made lak sp Sela trat tamished by the Villa-h aW ladern ad Gen Cumrram A 14 coi hi C MARSHAL VON DER GULTZ The German military commander as tc Constantinople. B n, FRENCH CRUISER IS SUNK BY SUBMARINE31 LEON GAMBETTA SENT TO SOT TOM IN THE STRAIT OF OT. RANTO-8ANK IN 10 MINUTES. Brindisi, Italy.-The French cruiser Leon Gambetta has been torpedoed V by the Austrian submarine U- in the a Strait of Otranto, the waterway lead tl ing to the Adriatic Sea. The first report of the destruaction of this cruiser came from the men on t, duty at the semaphore station of Sus. tl ta Maria Luces. Vessels were sent ii out at once to the aid of the Leon Ii Gambetta from Brlndisi, Taranto, Ot. b ranto and BarL The men at the sta- t tion also went out in their own boat t and were the first to reach the scene e It has not been ascertained yet if tl e attack on the Irench cruiser oo w curred within the territorial waters of r Italy. The Austrian submarine U-6 is the h same craft thFt a few days ago board. 11 ed the Italian steamer Jolando. Since the begitnning of the Anglo - French operations against the Dar r danelles, French warships In the c Adriatic hare limited their activities t to watching in the Strait of Otrantc t with the idea of preventing any Aus- ii trian submarine escaping from the Adriatic, at the head of which is Pola, the Austrian naval base, and reaching the coast of Turkey. This patrol duty was particularly to protect the ves sels of the allies operating against t the Dardanelles. It is well known I that Austria possesses several subma- c rines whose cruising range Is suflcient to permit them to travel from Pola to the Dardanelles without replenish. 1 ing their fuel supply. I Greeks Split Over War. London. - Greece is considering terms from the allies and Athens is torn by divided opinion, and adher ents of ex-Premier Ventselos demand ing Immediate intervention and the government supporters insisting that the integrity of the country must be guaranted before Greece takes up armsL Is Now Galliard Cut. Washington. - President Wltson stgned an execuative order changina the name of Culebra Cut in the Pans ma Canal to Gaillard Cut, m honor of the late Cot. D. D. Gellard, who died from disease contracted while a mem ber of the isthmlan canal commission. Muaesacre Reported. Washington.-The State Department made representations to Turkey re garding reported massacresr of Ar mentans, and urged steps for preven tion of further outrages Secretary Bryan acted on request of the Rus sian government, submitted through Ambassador Bakmetl. Execution Rumor Faloe. El Pasuo~-Phil E. McClear, Amerl can correspondent and newspaper man, reported under sentence of exe cutlon at Vers Crus, sailed from Vera S'ras three days ago, according to a Stelegram to relatives here Greece Negotiates Loan. London.-The Exchange Telegraph I dispatch quotes Athens newspapers as saying Greece has negotiated with SAmerican capitalists for a loan ot $7,000,000. Panama Needs Funs. SPaama--8peatkina at a publie af. , Itar, the secretary of public works, SLadislao Sos, samid the national tress .ury was in a serious situation, due to large decreases in revemues fro) Im port duties and other taxes. S New Flying Corpe Rands. Landon.-The increasng Import. t hace attached to the aviation braneh . of the army Is indicated by a royal Swarrant eeat ur ajiltsal raks in the Plying Osrs 9 ATTACK ON 9OV.. HALL NOT JUSTIFIED OUACHITA SOLON SAYS HE WAS P MISLED- BY ARTICLES PUB- o LISHED IN PAPERS. ti APPEARS BEFORE THE BOARD t Mr. Bryan Agreed in Most Instances i That 1914 Assessment Was High Enough. a Baton Rouge.-- Representative J. T. Bryant of Ona chita admitted during a hearing held Iy the board of appraisers that nis a.ttack on tae board, contained in a e letter to Go%. Hall which was printed In a New Orleans newspaper during C the week, was unjustified. Mr. Bryant appeared before the board in answer to an insist#nt invt tation which its members extended him to appear before them and ;idh facts and figures to substantiate this charge that railroads of the state were under assessed and that this was due to "pull" which corporation at torneys had with the board. Mr. Bryant was accompanied by Joe Han na, assessor of Ouachitr. M. H. Carver, ex-oficto chairman. I conducted the hearing for the board. 'Ie reviewed the board's 1914 ase-s eants of the Vicksburg. Shreveport and Pacific and the Irn Mountain propefrtie: in Monroe and asked Mr. lryant his opinion of th.ir proper valuati':.. Mr. Bryant agreed in most instances that the 1914 assess 'nents were high enough. Mr. Bryant pointed out that the Vlcksburg. Shreveport and Pacific owned a square of valuable ground in the town which had not been assessed by the board. The board members state that the road had made no re turn on the property to them and they were under the imgression that it was not nsed for railroad purposes. In such a case, the property would be assessed by the parish assessor, they said. The board promised to take up the matter and get it prop erly adjusted. "1 was misled by the newspapers," was the explanation offered by the I representative for his scathing letter. Mr. Bryant further explained that he had no idea the letter would be pub ilshed. Both Mr. Carver and Paul Capde ville, chairman of the board, mildly reproached the representative at the close of the examination. At the same time, they thanked him for appearing before them and assisting the board in its work. STOLDIN AFEW LINES. The "Prosperity Campaigners" of t the Southwest Le'"silana Development I Iturean met an t huslastic reception on the occasion of their visit when t over 600 citizens of St Martinville i gathered about the stand in Evange line Park to hear them tell of the tenefits of co-operation tor the better ment of business and agricultural condition. A former Spanish cruiser which fell a prize to the victorious Admiral Dewey in Manila Bay in 1898 has been purchased by a New Orleans man, t who plans to use it in codquerlng the S trade of Latin America for this port The delegates attending the conven tion of the Woman SUffRrage party of LoIsdalaa expressed themselves de lighted with the interest taken in their mpeeting by the men and women of Baton Rouge. There is lively movement in Aca Sdin having for its object the placing of the parish under a commission form of government as permitted by act of the generai assembly of 1914. In four weeks the largest class in Sthe history of the Amlte High School will graduate. PFor the first time, too, y hin the history of the school, a ma Sporty of boys compose tho class. President Boyd of Louisiana State University of Baton Rouge announced that the summer session of the un versity .will open Monday, June 7, for " the registration of students. a Awards of merit have been receiv ed by the Eunice high school for dis tribution to eleven pupils for making a 100 per cent record in the recent state spelling test Pollowing the first beneicial rain h in over aix weeks crops at near SPlancherrvUlle are showing marked improvement E. . Wilson, a western Kansas Sstockman, has purchased 427 head of 'Cameron cattle, and shipped them to his ranch in northern Oklahoma, to tO tattened for the market. The price SpsM for the lot was close to $15,000. The Morris Canal Company has started the seaon's ran and Is al t ready tigating some farm land in Sthis section. Some rice is now above I ground and several frmers report ml ad statde. Cer is also emiag up IhIri walL In response to a telegram ,it the s;ecretary of the department of agri culture. the Association of tonl merc.n is in receipt of a reply troT. Secrie tary Houston, stating that the depa:rt ment will have a representativw, fat nilliar with har-'esting. staeking, threshing and storing grain visit Louisihna. While in the stat.' the ex pert will take up the mattr with dem onstration agents and state t,thlti ties. co-operating with the .Associa tion of ('ommercn before thir market ing of the crop actually bogits A conference Is to be called at ian early date to perfect cu4-operati".n among all the associations. bhards of trade, agricultural societies and t!to-e interested in increasing tihe ratin crops. The date and place for tits meeting will be set later. The request to the department of agriculture was as follows; "The farmers of Louisiana have gone seriously into diversification this year. They have planted and are planting more oats. hay and corn thai ever before. However, they are large !y uninformed as to the best metlhods of harvesting and marketing. This association believes it can render a service to the state by assisting this movement in a definite, practical way. Can you send a man or men, from the departmnt of markets or otherwise as you see best, to travel state under our auspices to get knowledge of the best methods down to th" farmer-: themselves. Oats are to be harvested in six weeks, hence telegraphic in. quiry." This project is the first step in the program of cooperation among all the agencies in Louisiana to stimulate rural progress, devise more efficient methods of harvesting and marketing, and to quicken the inflow of desira ble immigration. The visit of experts was arranged following the confer ence of the Land and Immigration Bu reau of the Association of Commerce befbre which appeared Senator Ranr dell with an explanation of the new work proposed by the federal depart. meat of markets. R. L de le Bertonne, a native Or hlnian long distance walker who is under advertising contract with a Chi cago music house to walk 25,000 miles SitLout funds and neither "beg, bor 'row nor steal," reached Cavington. and will walk to Slidell and New Or leas from here. The trip is from Pittsburgh to San Francisco through a great portion of the South and was started January 1, 1914., and to be completed January 1, 1916. Up until the present time he has worn out eight pairs of shoes and has wa'ked 17,424 miles. He is to receive $20,000 as a prize for a successful completion of the trip. Over ten carloads of strwaberries were shipped this week by the two Amite associations at prices main tained at 52.00 and up. For the first time the returns fell a little below the $2.00 mark. The fruit is reported to be standing the drought remarka bly well, the plants are refreshed daily by heavy dews. An interesting aftermath of the school tax election was the donation of $25 by Kung Sing, former proprie tor of the Chinese restaurant at E-. nice, to the Eunioe High School. Sing could not cast a vote in favor of the tax, and said, as he wished to help the children in some way, he wrote out his check for $25. An appropriation was made by the police jury for the completion of the I public road at East Mandeville. The new public road from Covington to t6lidell is in course of construction. SThe road runs through Helenburg, Chinchula, Mandeville, Lacomb and tbonfaaca and will be shelled. SThe Sicily Island Gas and Oil Com pany are to begin boring within a few , days The members of the company i were at Sicily Island to locate the well. It will be 600 yards north of the second well, on P. O. Denham's - tract SPartisan spirit is running high in V Thibodaux as a result of the recent mnunlcipal election in which six Pro gressives, including the mayor and n chief of police were elected as against 1 one independent who was chosen for Salderman. The Presbyterlan board of foreign missions started last year $292.000 in Sdebt, and two months ago feared it i ~ould end this year at least $300,0Q0) - hehind. Instead, it has just closed its r year $30,000 ahead, and wiped out all of last year's debt save $102.000. With every prospect of a record ,. breaking crowd, gathered from all g sections of Louisiana and Mississlippi, t and with arrangements including some of the biggest things in the frr ttval line ever attempted in New Or n leans, the United Ancient Order of r Druids are looking forward to a great d success on Sunday, May 16 at the Fair Oround. a George Huff, formerly of Esterwood. lf but now living near Gueydan, passed to tromngh Estherwood and reported that o owing to dry weather he has 254 Sseares of ricee to plant Not more than 2 per cent is planted so far in that section and all large rioe growers ar is greatly behind with their work. S A. J. Hammons, clerk of the cour re of Union prish, was convicted by a rtjury in the district court here of em p beaing trust heaa The lury add d a rasmmandat Imr Qlamamer. MEXICO FACTIONS MUST FIGHT IT OUT PRESIDENT WILSON INTENDS TO STUDY QUESTION CAREFULLY BEFORE RECOGNITION. CARRANZA PUT OUT FEELER Views of the First Chief Submitted Unofficially to the State Department. Washington.-lecognition of any of the Mexican factions during tho present uncertain state of affairs is not contemplated by the Unite4 States, according to expressions by high officials. Secretary Blryan told inquirers that the subject of recognition had not reached the point of formal considvr.i Lion. Persons close to the Whito House said President Wilson intended to study the qeustion carefully before committing the American government . to recognition and that he did not propose to take any action until the military situation in Mexico clarified itself. Published reports that a statement to be issued by Gen. Carranza covering his intentions and program had been drafted on suggestions from the Wash ington administration and was now before Secretary Bryan and President Wilson were met with the explanation that what purported to be the views of the first chief had been presented unoflfcially to the State Department, but "had not been submitted for an expression of opinon or with any view toward recognition." "We haven't been asked," said Mr. Bryan, "to take the matter up, anad we have nothing before us that we would regard as sufficient to raise the subjct of recognition." The American government has un ofllially indicated to the various fac tions in Mexico the general principles which would guide it in considering recognition. It has been said there would be no recognition until Mexico had been internally pacified by com plete military domination by one fac tion or a peaceful agreement among the more important elements. Wants Young Diplomats. Washington.-Preslident Wilson took another step in rejuvenating the dip. lolomafic service by signing an exe cutive order which will bar men more than 35 years old from the so.called "eivil service" portion of the corp', which includes secretaries and elerks. The age limit has been 50. Ambas sadors and ministers will nof be af fected. For Retired Ministers. Chicago.-The 4,395,000 children claimed by the Methodist Eplscopal Church can be made a source of con tributions for the campaign to raise 110,000,000 for retired ministers and their widows and orphans, the Rev. Frederick T. Keeney of Syracuse, N. Y., told the convention of conference claimants. Tulsa's Rapid Growth. Washington.-A special census of Tulsa. Okla., taken by order of the president at the request of the citi sens on April 15 last, shows a total population of 28,240, not including 1, 985 persons living on Indian lands or adjacent to the city. This is a in crease of 55 per cent in five years. General Murray Is 04. Washington.-Major General Arthur Murray, commanding the Western de partment of the army, attained the retirement age of 64, but by order of Secretary Garrison, will be retained in his command on the active list un til the end of the Paama-PacifLec Ex position. Woman For Woman Problems. Washington.-Woman labor prob lems as they arise In the immigration service are to be worked out by a no man. President Wilson warived the civil service requirements and ap pointed Mrs. Lucy Jones IHarris ot Morganfleld, Ky., to take up the work I In the labor distribution branch of t'e service in New York. Millions in War Horses Washington.-Because of the great demand for American horses ad mules by the fighting forces int E rope, miscellaneous reports last month reached a total of $9,763,190 as against $861,888 In March the preceding year. Exports From Galveston. Galveston.-Exports of cotton froe Galveston during April amounted to 137,660 bales, a increase of 12,49531 over April last year. Great Britain was the printcipal taker. Wilson Will See Parade. SWashlngton.-Sxty-lsve vessels of the Atlantic fleet will pass in review before President Wilson In New York harbor May 17, Searetary Dams lels announced. Duval Coming West.l Waslhington.-D-val West. Pres. Sdent Wilson's personal representative in Mexico, left Mexico City for Vera SCrm. The trip will be made is sp ecl trai fhralshed by the Villa.Z pala leaders and Ge. CMarraa