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VOL. VI. POINTE-A-LA-HACHE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 1914., NO. 4. ADVANCE OF GERMANS LIKE MOVING FORWARD OF NATION By PHILIP GIBBS, Paris.-When I escaped from Amiens, before the tunnel was broken up, and the Germans entered into pos session of the town on August 28, the front of the allied armies was in a crescent from Abbeville, south of Amiens on wooded heights, and thence in a irregular line to south of Mezieres. The British forces, under Sir John French, were at the left of the center, supporting the heavy thrust-forward of the main German advance, while the right was commanded by General Pau. A Million on the Move. On Sunday afternoon fighting was resumed along the whole line. The German vanguard by this time had been supported by a fresh army corps, which had been brought from Bel glum. At least 1,000,000 men were on the move, pressing upon the allied forces with a ferocity of attack which has never before bWen equaled. Their cavalry swept across a great tract of country, squadron by squadron, like the mounted hordes of Attila, but armed with the dreadful weapons of modern warfare. Their artillery was in enormous numbers and their columns adv*iaced under cover of it, not like an afmy, but rather like a adoving nation--I do not think, however, with equal pres sure at all parts of the line. It formed itself into a battering ram with a pointed end and this was thrust at' the heart of the English wing. Impossible to Rui.st. It was impossible to resist this on ulaught. If the British foreirs had stood against It they would have been e~eshed gad .broken. Our gunners were magalt~eat and shelled the ad Yanelng German columns so that the dead lay heaped up. albg the way 4meh wsa leading down to Paris; but, :Tsdasde ;maner of digerence. i< Rdu au si9hed oe lot, dter:ollumn, t etht b th hnt of to s troops }'' 'maintained with: masterly skil > sal thout nad e easte. Rivge kieked With Ded. enkldlenerael PnuP wartsta*1n- 1 fa on t he renach ei t t rl maa lefteenter, which y Mits'en o (date omitt d). The s t e k armn iat uger i t l i 47 byi a a . bril 14 the 1 that~3~ hesast the b em led ct thet .1 41w' tiil ;~~:1 t~ l~aa lllr; 4 4.41~t~ As a matter of fact, after a bad I quarter of an hour I was put on the a last train to escape from this threat a- ened town, and left it with the sound oe of German guns in my ears, followed a by a dull explosion when the bridge >t behind me was blown up. d Escape Narrowly. I My train, in which there were only four other men, skirted the German B army and by a twist in the line almost r, ran into the enemy's country, but we d rushed through the night, and the en e gine driver laughed and put his oily l hand up to salute when I stepped out to the platform of an unknown sta tion. 5 "The Germans won't get us, after e all," he said. "It was a little risky, d all the same." 1, The station was crowded with 1 French soldiers, and they were soon tdlling me their experiences of the a hard fighting in which they had been s engaged. They were dirty, unshaven, Sdiusty from head to foot, scorched by r the August sun, in tattered uniforms I and broken boots; but they were beau e tiful men for all their dirt, and the t laughing courage, quiet confidence and I unbragging simplicity with which they assured me that the Germans would s soon be caught in a death trap and I sent to their destruction filled me with r, admiration which I cannot express in o words. i- All the odds were against them. 1 They had fought the hardest of all ac a tions--the retirement from the fight. t ing line-but they had absolute' faith in the ultimate success of the allied arms. * Germans Are Reckless. d London.-A Chronicle correspondent a writing from an unarmed town says: s "The Germans are displaying ex I- traordinary recklessness, flinging away S thousands of lives in the hope of ulti V mately gaining their end. No doubt t, the rapid advance ot the Russians in eastern Prussl has something to ,do . with this, and responsible for the frantic 'and insane haste which char* Sacterizes the German attempt in north i era prance to asmash the thin khaki. III which so valiantly bars the road Stoward Compeigne, Soafsons and Paris. ::;i'That storids of German atrocities S lot one si' t 'xaggeated m be tloh-naratMons Sunday a week ago. ' ";As he lad helpless on the ground I and the German infantry swept by he I could hear, from the imploring cries of the wounded 'in his front, that they ,were being ruthlessly put to death by Stheir foes. Ordeal is, Terrible. "Closing his' eyes and. simulating 'death, tlib wounded sergeant lay per hotlur _tit. Au the Germans passed him he rdcelied a Vrelnitblow in the chetg froma the butt end of a rifle S'~achbroke one o his ribs. He bore the~ pain unlinohinglr and never ui6eI a.mbascat1 .=Another *rWslan stbbed a Wounded man With his bay 1;-0t as he went ps t. . 'Tbe esergeanit's, rdeal. was a ter* i le one and. he expeote every ,mo tet to be his' last. trimately the i Ger'rian advance. was broken and their infantry came rollin back, abattert a ad disordered, leaving behind a trail I ot-4e and wounded. .he'wounded t was picked up by British S. be... rrah_ bnveyed to the 1 .wberbebhe is now fast S English Are Cherful. Preshly arrvd tod tos 'from nag clad, who had been pushed forward, , d in time to'partlelpate int the been carrying out stratesie mo;v in- tTPr'ogi tains fqr p'reral 1 1 the 4rlivesqs e pbrpeol* 'they we. fed a ewneb~ wlttthd demy. wqje reservYs with south Afriaa eg eue,.ana they marched to th9 ~EniSg the riench and grow$ Wlla-:lu m the Weed,' somehow i the emperor with Wiiuia S ags were borne at the hea . were In ne fettle, 'Are we ..ibm-,.,, .'Rji -:t y.lliam the by thi '-' V. B ~ ;i~.p~i~l 4, (~~j!BfPt] SPIRITUAL CROWN IS GIVEN NEW POPE SISTINE CHAPEL USED TO AVOID ANY DISPLAY OF POMP DUR ING THE WAR. AMERICANS ARE RECEIVED When Ceremony Was Concluded New Pontiff Greeted With Loud Ac. olaim-Adoration of Holy Sao rament Is Celebrated. BENEDiCT-XV Rome.-The coronation of Pope Ben edict XV. took place in the Sistine Chapel. The ceremony was imposing in.its solemnity.. The Sistine Chapel w'P, tU·ed for the occasion to avoid Dpop during the war. Tlhe entire pon ifMio. coyrt, numbers of the Roman aristocrac sand the family of the pon tilt veo r sent. -c with Pope Benedict seat $eea Gestatoria, preceded tple crown and fl dy e bearers of the celdbratbd feather faps and sixty cardinals in their full vestments, was a striking one. When the ceremony ended the pope was received with loud acclaim. Later in the day Pope Benedict re ceived successively in private audi ence Cardidls Gibrbons, Farley and O'Oonnell, who presented their suits and some American friends. The entire armed corps of the holy see salut6d' the passage of 'a proces sion which foihed in the, pope'a'spart ments and irceeded to the Pauline Chapel, where 'the adoration of the holy sacrament was :elebrated. From',the Pauline .Chapel the pro. cession moved to the Sistine Chapel, where a mass was said. After the In dulgentiam the sabdeacon placed the maniple on the arm of the pope,¶~ sat down whilde the cardIi " dlfao g- ~- the corona (ion phet~ The pope then mounted the altar and a cardinal plagld the pallium on his shoulders. A this moment Bene dict XV. epelv~d the last.adoration of the cardinals, bishops and abbes. Then he read the Introit, intoned the gloria and rsmumed his seat on the throne.' The new pontiff, whose electlion was no surprise, as he had been promi nently thentioned'as d possible'choice, hb acly been a -cardinal sinc'e May 25, 1914, and is archbishop of Bologna. Born at Pegil, in the diocese eof QGe nes, Nbovember 21; 1854, he was. or dained a priest ]"ecember 21; 1878. He served as pecretbry of the incia ture of Spain from 183 to 1887 anQ in 1887 was appointed seCretary to thi late Cardinal Rampo,.a l SThe choice fell on a i rdinal ot It lian birth, ia sr xpected b roi i , dition, and a9s, from the dist condttlasiua Europe, which mI againstI th.~eectio of a, poj side 9f the Itallal helrarchy. ~ at the agae6tI 241aTEidt 8tiWa ordatied in the priesthood. 4, on attricti the attstion of Ramipilla, later secretary fo0 potla tinde nto to .d, h laitn ta .wnill b'e tVi&350 d. made' dffI& rt e Oajnu I: ~~f~gt~ g* and ·I&i'yUne r drr ý ý.S ir 4 r.Y4 ý a 4 Ti 6f y `a`( t S 31 DEALERS ARE INDICTED Prison Yawns for Foed Price Fixers. Fines Are Not Adequate-Fed. eral Jury Indicts. Washington.-Thirty-one food deal era were indicted here by a federal grand Jury under tbe Sherman law on counts charging price fixing. It was the first big development in the hives. tigation the department of justice is conducting, at the direction of Presi dent Wilson, against food dealers who are alleged to have - seized upon the European war as a pretext to increase the cost of living. All the indicted men are local prod uce dealers or commission merchants. No nationally known firm was in dicted. a At the department of justice it was said government agents working in many states for evidence of price fix ing were expected to make reports soon, which officials hoped would be the basis of other indictments. Attor ney-General Gregory said: "Under conditions now existing throughout the world, capitalization of misfortune and oppression of our own people by the arbitrary increase of thp prices of foodstuffs are so pecu liarly reprehensible that, whenever Tonvictions can be obtained the gov drnment will insist upon sentences of imprisonment-no fine or no civil rem edy will be deemed adequate. "United States attorneys are being instructed promptly to ask for indict ments whenever the facts will permit to push these for early trial, and upon conviction to insist upon prison sen. tences." BIG FLOOD. SWEEPS MANILA Seven Filipinos and One American Are Drowned-Water Five Feet Deep in Streets. Washington. - Seven Filipinos and one American were drowned In a flood which swept Manila after a rain fall of more than a week, according to a message from Gov.-Gen. Harrison. During 48 hours 16.4 inches of rain tell. , The lower sections of Manila were flooded to a depth of from three to five feet during :igh tide. The Filipinos wve lost from over turejn cana $vdr the American, .thoe e na o 1 isen ,wasdwowned lii Laguna de Bay. The center span of the bridge of Spain is reported as sagging about 16 inches in consequence of the flood. Gov. Harrison's report says no houses were destroyed in Manila, and rapid work by insular government and city authorities prevented loss of life. Five thousand women' and children were removed in rowboats to higher ground. Losses of goods in ware houses is estimated at $25,000. In several districts of the city the bridges and streets were daniaged, and ,the water flooded the tuinace room of the street railway and power com. pany. MILITIA ,,.alfA BUTTE Four Arrests and No More Disturb. ance In Mining District-Search for MoDonald Fails. Batte, MEit.-Butl is under mar tial laW, yith the Montana National Guard oqalpipnS the courthouse and city ball . . FourMrrests of leaders of the Butte Mine, f~orers1' Union werq made, one of t men being James Chapman, who ted as judge in the deportation of ,' who refused to join the new un Chapman had cartridges in p kehs. ,Three otheras who were "ted carried revolvers. he clty was seiarched for' "Muckle" sacDonald, presidpnt of the union, ut he oculd not be found. He is MAnted on charges of inciting riots. t was said pany more arrests would be made. On two sides of ahe eourthoese gat lin gri were placed in the streta Two mlachine guns were 'plce~`d on the courthoue tIbof The state troops will aleebp I the court house for the presate. Orderb placing 1utte under martial law pro mbitt boys and girls under 18 ears tfim being on the streets at ight. Women, anaccompanied, are qir~etel not to appear 'a thestreets. PublI@ maleP1ngs have biE -prohibited, but aCrtain orian~sations will be al oaiwe to :itet iflt they obtain petmits. Th~ inibhq of Butte wotLked as isaual but when the miners came to be surface they were searched for ,naMpite. Woodion Succeeds Mayo. I T ovinsol e, Ky.-tJrey Woodson, an itbore (K j) editor, and secretary t the 4emeott c national committee &I 1 10I to iXio, wU chosen to . ' sr vacan -'~that o~mmitte at ata ftffiig ?I e" o the Xbuitu* demo. atle cen tustnd eazctttdew oomminm for Th f tT r Box. one ot t;. prhiIlg o f member. ot the W b royal household Is to hate th of the oYal box at 'by "-, tw ALL OVER LOUISIANA il l l i l l II l i IH I ll II l Ill i ll I It TROPICS DEMANDI e LOUISIANA RICE ONE EFFECT OF EUROPEAN WAR WILL BE TO BOOST RICE INDUSTRY. as in j Western Newspaper Union News Service. rts New Orleans.--Louisiana rice boost be ed by the war, will reach record prices or this year, due to the demand from tropical countries. Cuba will be one ng of the best customers, while demands of have come from as far as Venezuela Fn and other countries. of Figures show that people living in ,U. tropical countries consume 100 pounds 'hr a year, while the average American v- eats but six pounds. As the result of w4h a demand from tropical countries m- the crop will fade into insignificance no matter how large. So far only the ng river rice has been 'harvested. This et- was of fine grade and brought a good nit price. Next month the crops of south on west Louisiana will be harvested if Bn rains do not interfere too badly. The Bguropean nations at war also are expected to demand American LA rice. As a result by October 1 the lines of demand will be very well known and the growers who have a a strong selling organization will reap a harvest on even the graded that generally take second place. North ern buyers are already complaining about the price which is considered a good sign. A in. nt Sugar Traffic Rulings. m. New Orleans.-An important ruling in affecting the great sugar traffic of New Orleans has been made by the Slhterstate Commerce Commission, to and the ruling makes clear certain phases of the fourth section of the er. act to regulate commerce. in, Under the ruling the Missouri Pa. ad cific and its, connctions were au an thorised to coniupe Iwaer 1 t3d 'OS as sugar from Ne* Orleans fid other ce producing points In Louisiana to. Hel ena, Ark.; Memphis, Cairo and St. no Louis, then. to intermediate points, ad provided that on or before November ad 15 rates to intermediate stations fe. south of Arkansas City Memphis en and St. Louis are corrected not to er exceed from 22 cents to 28 cents per re 100 pounds. The carriers were authorized to he continue lower rates on sugar from, ad New Orleans to Chicapo and a.-, of sippi river points " 's 'Louis, then t wI, a points, provl4. p- -re t disparity between rats to m0ore dita and intermedi E ate points is not increased. Under the 'same conditions the Union Pacific and the Chicago, Rock b' Island and Pacific were authorized to continue the lower rate to Omaha, Neb. Shrinkage In Assessment. ii Baton Rouge.-The rolls filed iith 4 the State Board of Icqualisation by the parish assessors shows a shrink age of $;1'0',00 In the aisessment of a the state. S As finally accepted by the state, the assessment for 1913 was .$581, W083,5i3. The assessment for 1914, Sas finally returned by the assessors, is $579,424,739, a loss of $1,638,514. The assessment Is subject to change by the Board of lEqualisztion. I The decreases in the rolls come Smainly from the sugar and timber parishes, Orleans parish, which up to this year , showed a healthy in erease, ri~eistred' a lo~i., assess meats. Cadd4, Calcasiu and Ealt Baton Rougse show substantial in creases. New Surveypr of the Port. 1 New Orlearhi.-Robert L. Knox of I Lake Charles has inducted into the . ofice of surveyor of the port of New IOrleans Tuesday morning at 10 o'clodck. United States Commission or Browne administered the oath of office, and the simple cetemony was witnessed by several friends of the I new official. Killed by Negro Burgiar. Alexandria.-L.. P. Marshall, dep sty assessor of Rapides jirish, died ap the result of a ronnd inflicted by a negro burglar who entered his res idence erly Thuirsday morning. Celebrated 8t, lous Day. Opelouaas.--t, Louis Day was ob nerved here by the Chachere family , Sand their relatives from the adjoln- I lag parishes; there being 275 pres- I cut at the annual. bazbeque. New Ponchtouila Principal. "POB~toula.j-prof. HI,. A. Baker, the elected principal oLf. the p ~ Sh~ t1i n ure Crops. n pea d Ott0 tii: p-n to rot al fs doing T STUl ITS IN THE SLOJAIN COLLEGE 0 R NINE. E 8 CATHOLIC PRIESTS OF \ 1. ORLEANS DIOCESE E .3ATED THERE. Western Noe - er Union News ServI'e. t. New O : s.-The destruction of the beat Belgian city of Louvain n by Ge roops struck with poig e nant wrmci-ulneteen Catholic priests os of the archdiocese of New Orleans, a who are graduates of the American College established in that city more than half a century ago. s Three Louisianians are enrolled as n students at the American College, but t at the time of the city's destruction the college was closed for the sum e mer, and most of the students were 0 spending their vacations in other countries. The three Louisiana sem d Inarians who luckily were on vaca .- tion when the destruction of Louvain if was recorded, August 23. the blackest Friday in the ancient city's history, are: Luclen Caillouet, son of Judge ° Cailouet of Thitodau', La.; Chrrles e Greco of New Orleans and Leseman 1 Simoneaux of Plattenville, La. The a first two are in Italy, and when the p war broke out Mr. Simoneaux was in It Germany. They have been students 1-. at the Louvain institution one year. g One of the nineteen priests of this d diocese who were educated at Louvain is Rev. Theophile Stenmans, rector of St. Joseph's Church at Gretna. Father Stenmans attended the Amer lean College at Louvain between 1894 g and 1897, when Mgr. Willemson was rector of the college. He spoke feel e ingly Sunday afternoon of the prob , able destruction of his alma mater. ° While he had no actual knowledge e that it was destroyed, the telegraph news left him no hope, in view of his knowledge of the situation in the ill s'destined city The American Cbltle r Is or was in the Rue de I auiur, op r posite the artillery barracks. Its proximity to the military establish ment probably destroyed whatever chance it may have had of escape r from the torch and the bomb. F' ather Stenmans was the prefect of the coljlege the last year of hds 5 residence there, and he. spoke with r much feeling of what .bh declared to be the destruction i6f one of the Spriit _-*mr- of' learning in the a , hebXim-erican College alone having sent ove 600 pri :ate .o the missionary work in this country, In the city, in addition to its me' y colleges, Were more than 1%0 . on. vents conducted by religious orders. Father Stenmans is a Hollander, whose native place Is close to the Inorthern boundary of Belgium. He In recently in receipt of a letter from his mother, written since the inva sion of the little kingdom began. in. which she spoke of her visit to a hospital and of seeing children whose bodies had been mangled by shells in the bombardment of some' of the Belgian towns. RETURNS FROM THE EIGHTH Asowell's Majority ls 3,711 Over Per ' ria For Congress. Alexandria.-The Democratic Ex ecutive Committee of the Eight Con gressional District met herE Monday with C. H. Teal of Grant, the chair man, presiding, and canvassed the returns and tabulated the vote of the congressional primnary held Aug. 27 to nominate a Congressman and mem ber of the State Board of Equaliza tion from this district. Following Ib the total vote received by each of •the candidates: Aswell, 6,386; Perrin, 2,675; Pon der, 5,052; Oglesoy 4,013. Aswell's majority, 3,711; Ponder's majority, 1,0499. Donaldsonvilli' Police Force. Donalzsonville.--The reorganization of Donaldsonville's police force has been effected by the election of Rob ert E.' Iill as chief of police and Lu. efen Acosta, Jr., as assistant. The force heretofore has consisted of Henry Schaff, Sr., chief, and Ernest Dalteres and Caliste .Montero, assist. ants. Lazaro Declared the Nominee. Lake Charles. - The Democratic Congressional Committee canvassed the vote of the Seventh District pri mary, and declared Congressman L. Lazaro of St. Landry, the nominee. He received 5,528 votes, against 1,- I1 548 fom' Ladln Vincent. After Unbonded Labor Agents. Shreveport.-An exodus of Caddo parish negroes to the Texas cotton tields has stimulated the police to t take action against three unbonded t negro labor agents who have b-een i ianstrumental in getting ajout 300 z n.egroes to leave thie ection. A ma:'I jolIty of the blacks went to Terriell, p Boyce City and Rockwell, all dis- r triiuting polnts. ' The three blncks t armested Pere unable to furnish bond'. They are cbarbed with be"ng unli f -0 I1her dIdgts OUR SUGAR SELLS EAT GOOD ADVANCE '8 YIELD, HOWEVER, WILL BE ONLY ABOUT FIFTY PER CENT OF NORMAL. Western Newspaler Union News Service. of New Orleans.-It is an ill wind that in blows no one any good, says S. A. g- Trufant, writing for an industrial pub ts lication. Louisiana sugar and rice are S, to sell at a big advance. in Consensus of expert opinion is that re Louisiana has only about 65 per cent of the normal acreage in sugar, and as that, as many planters, on account it of the reduction of the tariff, could in not raise money to fertilize or pay n- labor to cultivate as thoroughly as re usual, the crop yield will be about .r 50 per cent of Louisiana's normal crop, a. say 150,000 tons, as a minimum yield. a- Since the 1st of August, the rise in in the price of sugar has been nearly .03, et ceigs per pound, $60 per ton, which y, would mean $8,000,000 or $9,000,000 5e more revenue from her sugar crop , than Louisiana could have expected i had not the French, Germans and 1e Russians abandoned their beet-sugar ie crop to go to war. n We had a very sharp advance in ta sugar prices in the summer of 1911, when the beet-sugar crop of both I France and Germany were cut short n by drought. But this is the most sen r sational advance known to the trade. . Up to the 26th of July, when Austria r. declared war on little Servia, the au 14 gar interests in Louisiana were con s sidered seriously crippled by the re 1. duction in the tariff to a .01 cent duty b. to March 1, 1916, and free sugar there , after. Those planters who had been fortu. h nate enough to plant and cultivate Is their crops this year had been ftored 1. through the great economy necessary to use very little fertiltzr. and to t othe pr ookd -sivirah;ttý -iitift o .i perhaps was absolutely ueceusary, ~. The outlook for prices at harvest ir time, while encouraging by reason of 18an abnormal shortage in the world's supply, could only be reckoned upon a t crop yield much less than normal. a Many had been forced to abandon h sugar as a crop, and" with the hope of o recouping their losses had already e converted such part of their plants. e tions as they could cultivate into ex , perinnental agricultural stations and , stock farms, with the hope of selling r, out their lands in small farms as the advantages of Louisiana's soil be come better known. Twenty days have brought such a r rapid advance in the price of sugar e that only those who are international e experts on the world's sugar crop are not skeptical. : DISSENSION IN CHURCHES 5 Extraordinary Session of Synod Call. e ed for Baton Rouge, Sept. 7. Western Newspaper Union News 5ervee. New Orleans.--The dissensloa among Presbyterians of New Or leans, which recently ,culninated in a Getermined revolt against the New Orleans Presbytery and a demand for the creation of a new presbytery in Southern Louisiana, has oQffciall been' taken coghlzance of by the SPresbyterian Synod of Louisiana. Rev. D. F. Wilkinson of Zachary, La., moderator of the synod, has issued a call for that body to' convene in erx traordinary session at the Presbyter Ian church in Baton Rouge, Septemn ber 17. It is generally admitted by Pres byterians in this city that the church faces one of the gravest crises in its history, and the Baton Rouge nmeet. lag of the synod will, undoutesdlT, be largely attended. Four Presbyterian churches, by vote of their respective congrega. tions, have adopted resolutions ask ing the synod either to create a new presbytery or transfer them to some other presbytery now existent. These churches are the Lafayette, Algiers and Gentillly Terrace churches of this city and the Presbyterian church of Paradis, La. Gets Emergency Currency. Baton Rouge.-The Louisiana Na tional Bank has received $70,000 of the new emergency currency issued by the secretary of the treasury un der the terms of the Aldrich-Vree land act to relieve a possible atri.. gency in the American money iar ket as a result of the European wan Militia Allotment $62,311. Baton Rouge.-Adjutant Oeneral McNeese, L. N. G., has received no tice from the War Department that the State National Guard's allotment from the federal government for the next fiscal year will be as follows: For arms, equipment aid camp pur pbiles, $26,834.83: for promotion of rifle practice,-. $8,944.%9 f'r giljl ,r tillery ammunition, $,5,95..85; for small arms ammunition, $3,294.11; for SuPplies, $99,64127. The allot.