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The Lower Coast Gazette
Russian General Staff Reports a Bat
tie With Germans in Region of
Druskenhike - Austrian Sea
port Is Bombarded.
London.-The territory between the
Iivers Somme and Oise is the scene of
the fiercest battle along the great trodt
In. Northern France, where the Ger
mans and allies have been striving
for two weeks to force each other back.
This ground includes the French left
wing, which has thrown tremendous
forces against the German general, TE
Voan Kluck's, re-enforced army in an
endeavor to outflask him.
The French official report describes Hi
this struggle as a violent one and an
nouaces that the allied troops have
made a slight advance.
In the Woevre region the French op
also report some gain, but describe the al
situation on the heights of the Meuse an
as unchanged. pr
Prior to this, however, the,Germans at
had crossed the River Meuse near St. be
Mihiel in the Woevre fistrict.
The Russian general staff reports a Go
battle between the Russians and Ger- th
mans in the region of Druskenhiki, in bu
the government of Suwalki, Russian ha
'oland, bordering on Prussia, but gives at
so details. The general staff also re- ch
*posts the retirement of the Austrian
ariny westward on Cracow. th
'The Netherlands government has de.- ro
0a 4. mat law in the eastern prov- ri'
;;t es, aberdtin" to an Amsterdam dIq- fo
to prsiPt the exportattop of
rajds of war to Germawy and at th
same timi Ono, Brt tl takes a tfi
ltlon in the matter, of poltra wi
kl ng it'esoipuhoty for nauttal m4
*oostuff, C zgive all
40.b otintend- A~
1 O. [ r, tise Grman emporor's
A6,  cco4ing to the announce- co
mtom Berlin, has been obliged to he
w trom his regiment because ha
ai affectlon of the heart; brought on th
overeeerition. iel
itest reports Indicate that the Aus
seaport of Cattaro, in Dalmatia, an
Fbes bombarded by French and ga
t warship and that the Austrian th
of Pelaosa has been disman- of
od and seisedJ El
. ,.......,.. st
s Mal Treoops for Clash with
Rksslans is Sut Prussla-Latter
Ohaw4 Phition.
tooa--d dipatch frQm Petrograd
Ihe .bay Chronicle says:
,A \ow lat decislde battle'Is Immi- Al
Sthe borderos of East Prusasia.
I complete confidence in Gen.
pt, weo has had his own Ti
inasmach as the fitght, when it
, is to be on ground chosen by
0Oe army corps a dary is the rate at
'Germany is re-entorclig her
Sai at Prussima. AIong the whole
en line, from uer Memee in the ti,
to the frontier of the govern
AilUsah, the trades are in
,,' groping anymesas of reconnais
ia minor eollistons at the facts ,
each other's gtrength and
.owthat to the l1 arml corps t
in East Prussia there muist
t~added\at least five mores, of
: tre e riteserves, and that,
.thm is a secondary.army on
tM"otier, whose function is
*tii. German right. At least
jriman troops of all classe
ther1 e to try and balance the
- aI
Sgatg s S;aeI)e rmans Make
:nh in West Afrioab
-The misttry oatarine f
that the rech guirboat
ooIk possession of Coco
aianl; the Germsh colony
Iqpgtorlal Africa.
*Anagnear,. the minister of
[email protected]~d the cnptaro of
at the stbslet Reetin.~i e
dbas to landing ber ma-'
dioilpsses the Germin Ie
h tole the Suulsei which is
~soet da:nunarmoral, 4
10 ,sank two
to the rent of the a
AlC~~~t C
Hand-to-Hand Encounter-Lines Clash B
in Terrific Bayonet Charges
in the Dark.
Paris.--In a furious night attack
opened by the allies simultaneously G
along the whole line between the Aisne S
and the Oise, the Germans were sur- w
prised in their trenches and driven out ci
at several points on the German right, ei
both sides suffering very heavy losses.
Soon after the attack opened, the al
Germans directed an attack against ce
the allies' lines further to the east, n
but were finally driven back in a n,
hand-to-hand encounter, in which line fi
after line clashed in terrific bayonet tc
charges in the dark. E
Severe fighting has occurred along
the entire battle line, which has nar- G
rowed to about 90 miles because of the fi
rival armies drawing closer together ti
for Jnore massive compact. P
During the early part of the night n
the engagement had narrowed to ac- a
tivity of the heavy guns, and the fire c,
was desultory. But at 2 o'clock in'the L
morning a priconcerted attack by the L
allies opened with unprecedented fury.
Artillery, raptld-fire guns and small fi
n, the allies' left the onslaught was
conducted with the greatest vigor, for P
here the attacking French and British
had made the greatest advances and ic
the troops were buoyed up by the full it
enthusiasm of their triumphs. d
:The French guniers had the range, tl
and raked the German trenches with a t
galling fire. Under cover of this and P
the rapid-firers, which swept the top
of the line of trenches, the British and t
English cavalry and infantry advanced t
and stormed them. n
The energy of the attack took the f(
Germans by surprise, and after a fierce ae
struggle at the trenches, the Germans I
were driven back. The German resist- tl
ance was desperate. It was not until a
they were overwhelmed that they were
swept from their position. a
Try Hard to Turn Right Wing of Ger- f
man Army-Violent Fighting a
Along Front. c
Paris.--The French official com- n
munication, after announcing that a
there has been no change in the situa
tion 'on the battle front since the is
suance of the previous communication,
comments on the battle of the Alsne.
TiTe text of the announcement is as A
"There has been no change in the
situation since the last 'commuapica
Lion.. c
"The battle in progress along the v
Alane has extended over eight days, n
but it should cause no surprise if one Ii
recalls the Russo-Japanese war. c
"The battle of the Marne was an
action undertaken in the open field, .
which began with a general resump- tl
Lion of the offensive by the French I
army against the enemy, who did not I
expect it and had not time seriously I
to organise defensive, positions.' The
same cannot bIe said of the battle of E
the sne, where the adversary, who
waa retreating, stopped and took po- t
s$tien which by the nature of the
ground ate substantial insthemselves I
. bja n places and which he gral-t
allyihsa improved as to organlsation.
"This battle of the Aline, therefore,
presents on a largse part of its front I
the character of war by assault simi- I
lar to the operations in ManchiurIa. 1
"It might be added that the excepl 1
tiosal pooer of the aptilery facing i
each other-the heary German artil- t
ler against the Prench 7 s-centimeter
cannon-gives a particular value to
the temporary fortifications which the
two adversarlies have now drawn up. ~
"The tak is, . thereftore, to take I
!whole rows of eat' cht eonta, each i
one protected by close defenses, par
ticulartly row of barbed wire with i
rsafim~ e I~ concealed positions. 1
o Tr.ains - low -
L +oui+a Ma1l'b war re a espon4
as hrolt·ht 1
i Both Sides Continue to Hammer Away the
at Entrenchments of Enemies. offi
Battle Not Decisive. ha`
c New York.-Count von Bernstorff, a
r German ambassador to the United
a States, announced he had received by con
wireless, by way of Sayville, an offi- of
t cial statement from the German gen- me
, eral staff in Berlin, as follows: ala
"On the right wing of the German hai
3 army beyond the Oise the battle has the
t come to a standstill. Flanking move- inft
ments of the French army have had tro
r no success. Between there and the Ru
a forest of Argonne no serious fighting
t took place. East of the Argonne Vare- cel
ness was taken by the Germans. ral
9 "Their advance is continuing. The ma
German army, which is attacking the ant
P forts south of Verdun, repulsed sor- pci
r ties from Verdun and Toul. Many of
prisoners and machine guns and can- rite
t non were taken. The heavy German su(
- artillery has begun to bombard suc- p
e cessfully the French forts of Troyon- fec
e Les-Paroches, Camp des Romaine and be
e Lionville (L'Ironville). the
r. "In the French Lorraine and on the
l frontier of Alsace French troops were
; "A- really decisive action has taken
r place nowhere." Po
h Paris.-The brief official commun
j ication issued here announces that on
I the left wing the battle continues to
develop; that a lull has occurred in
, the fighting in the center and that on
a the right wing German attacks ap- cel
d parently have been checked. tre
p London.-Heavy artillery continues Fri
I to play a leading part in the battle of ing
I the Aisne, which has been in progress ite
nearly a fortnight. The opposing 60
e forces continue to hammer away at I
e each other from their well entrenched Fri
s and strongly fortified positions with in
. the greatest stubbornness, but with. a
i[ out decision.
e Almost without a lull great shells the
are being hurled across the rivers, scl
valleys and plains stretching from the gal
River Oise in the west to the Meuse in fro
the east, and thence southward along wb
the whole Franco-German border, nal
while the lighter guns play on the in
* fantry lying in the trenches awaiting pit
an 'opportunity to deliver attacks and the
counter attacks, with, as the French the
official communication says, "alter- we
h- nate retirement on certain points and
t advance on others." cia
.s Announcement Causes Apprehension
in Dual Monarchy-Nine Cases
e Reported in Hungarian Army. W1
V- Viena. -- Nine cases of Asiatic
cholera have been discovered among
a wounded soldiers in Hungary. The an
i, nouncement has excited great appre
e hension throughout the dual monar- De
chy. inl
a 4t is learned here that the first sus- ba
1, pected case of cholera in Hungary was po
p- that of a wounded soldier brought Sept. of
h 15 to' Bekes Csaba from the Galician an
)t battlefield. The bacteriological exam- b
y ination clearly showed Asiatic cholera. ,
te The patient immediately was isolat- to
t ed. Since then eight other cases have by
Lo been discoverd, lso amongr the ar
o- wounded who returned from Galica,
oe Both Austrian and Hungaran min- co
is ltern of the interior are taking the
5. utmost precautions against a spread
a. of the disease. to
e, Vienna" is awaiting with keen an- m
It lety news of the progress of the fight- Gi
i- Ing agalim the Rassians and Servians,
bait n coming.beyond the br
p bars tement that therqe are
i no neats in the eastern
to F on Revenue Cutter,
ae ert Wash. ~-Unconfirmed re
p. ports herS were that four ugen in the
:e ire room of the revenue cutter Tt
nh TahOma perished when ;the vessel be
?- went on a reef in Ihe Rat Island to
-h groisp of the Aleutian Islands id was a
S. lost4 cl
- ¶aptain Went Down With $hipl.
London.--Tlie correspondent it. Har
Swich of thLe Bveat~ g News sa.s he th
a eaz~is i~dasrtn lvers of the dlsasteg W
Sthrea -Britis. emir thship
iri I)p
Traffic Stopped from Berlin to Three O01
Ports Gives Use to Speculation
As to the Possible Inva
sion of Russia.
. B
London.-"That Cracow has been of t
occupied by German troops, that the diur
town has been put under a German bale
military commandant and that the dev
Austrian civil administration has been Edu
displaced is the gist of the latest ad
vices received here," says the Petro- to
grad correspondent of the Morning T
Post. asi
"All the original administration of *'Bu
Y the city has fled and all the civil Thr
officials of the Austrian government are
have left. Residents are fleeing in
, a panic. out
[ "The leaders of the Polsh secret
y committee, which has been in charge to
i. of all the Polish volunteer detach- th
L. ments fighting on the Austrian side
also have left Cracow. The Germans
a have thrown three army corps into
s the Cracow district, according to this
i- nformation, and are bringing more
d troops in preparation for the expected ti
e Russian attack.
g "Word has been received here that met
Ser lany has stopped all traffic on the par
railways between Berlin and the Ger- mo'
e man Baltic ports of Daniig, Elbing to
e and Stettin. This, news has set ex- the
- perts to figuring on the possibility in
y of a German descent on Russian ter- me
1- ritory by way of the Baltic. Any tou
n such move is regarded here as im- me
possible from the standpoint of an ef- to
fectivfe act of war, although it might E
d be theatrically effective in supporting wil
the morale of the Berlin populace." sh5
,e ton
n . . . :' .one
Poincare Asked That They Be Hu. sen
1 manly Treated-Many Will Re-' in
cover from Wounds. wh
0 . mo
Bordeaux.-P1resident Poincare's re
. cent admonition to the hospitals to not
treat German wounded the same as
s French is being carried out, accord
,i ing to a correspondent who today vi lesn
s ited the Bordeaux High School, where
g 60 German wounded are being treated.
Lt Dr. Melvile Wastermann of San
d Francisco and a Bordeaux doctor, are
h in charge of the hospital, assisted by Acl
1- a well-known Dresden surgeon.
The German's are being treated in
5 the lofty class rooms of the high 4
5, school, which look out over the sunny ulo
a" garden. The men seem to suffer more
n from homesickness than their wounds, cit
g which they bear with patient resig- pg
, I nation. de.
"[ As a rule the Germans in the hos- me
.g pitals here are more badly urt tan the
i the French soldiers. In addition 'to ani
h the first dressing of the German wb
" wounds having been inadequate, the fol
id wounds also are infected. The physi- up
iclans say that a large majority,of the Av
wounded will recover, however. Bi
Will Be Difficult to Drive Germans to
Ic from Position--Germans Are lap
1 Playing a Game. tio
a- - - p1r
0- London. -H. M. Tomlinson, the mi
r- Daily Ners correspondent, telegraph- Ca
ing from outside of Paris, says the Ma
5* battle now proceeding is beyond the Pa
a power of description, but from a mass Ba
t. of disconnected matter, carefully ex- Ca
n amined in detail, as personally related
n- py combatants, we may judge that the thi
. progress in the section from Peronne ca
Sto Verdun has been fairly, finely won in
e by the allies. Some say the Germans ac
e are still playing a subtle game, with to
' something pp their sleeves, but the a
concensus of opinion is that the Ger- fIc
e mans retreated because they had' to. Isi
It does not need a military expert in
to understand that the allies can't to
make as quick progress, because the foi
Germans occupy strong positions and thl
8' know that when they break they. tir
Sbreak fo, good. It must be aditted ern
ethat w it ill be difficult to stormh the
Germans from their positions. Only rei
a hard siege will do it. in
' German Diplomat Killed by Jap. o
ie Peking.-A lqtter from a German in r
or Tsing Tan says that Baron von Bisen. di
el back, former secretary of the Ger- ap
s mad legation at Peking, was killed by
s a Japanese patrol dressed in Chinese el
clothes by
30 Warip. Off Denmark.,
* ondon.-AA Copenhagen dispateh to
Sthie Btandard isays a fishing fleet
hilch has arrived at Falkenberg, D
tS weden;, ha 1ei in close proxility o
. a tetQt80 warshlips. T'hey were da
sf I· ha'
f' '( 5
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iJ·: :-s :2~ -;··· ths
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Baton Rouge.-The public schools
of the state are to be used as a me- Li
dium for the promotion of the "buy-a- S1
bale' movement, according to a plan 11
devised by State Superintendent of re
Education Harris, who has instructed al
the parish superintendents to put in- ta
to effect. at
The state superintendent has set
aside October 2 for the observance of at
"Buy-a-Bale" Day in the schools. al
Throughout the state, the meetings st
are to be held simultaneously at .i
p. m., and a uniform program carried
out. tl
The principals have been instructed sI
to explain the purpose and extent of T
the 'buy-a-bale" movement, and have al
one of the children illustrate by black- c(
/board figures the loss the South will la
suffer through the sale of its 14,000,- is
000 crop at current market prices. yi
The program will then take a prac- ui
tical turn. If any chambers of com- ci
t merce or other organizations in the
a parish are promoting the 'buy-a-bale" tt
movement, the principal is instructed b:
to write the names of the officers on C
the blackboard. If no organizations ai
in the parish are pushing the move- ac
ment, the Superintendent must get in oi
touch with all the chambers of com- t
i merce in his perish and urge them H
e. to take immediate action. m
t Each farmer attending the meeting A
will be asked to give, in a statement ia
showing the number of bales of cot- R
ton he has or will have, the number
he can hold, and the number he finds
it absoauely necestary to selt tt
once. These statements are to be
. sent to the -superintendent, who will
in turn send them to the organizations
which are pushing the "buy-a-bale"
The farmers will be asked to sign 11
an agreement that next year they will P
not plant more than a limited number d
of acres to cotton, and that they will b
no sell cotton classing middling for t'
e less than ten cents a pound. a
e -.
I Action Taken by Louisiana Division of n
Cotton Association. b
h Alexandria.-The Louisiana Divi- t
y sion of the Southern Cotton Associa
e tion assembled in convention at the b
city hall here with President Paul M. t1
Potts of Natchitoches presiding. Presi- a
dent Potts stated the object of the (
meeting and recommended curtailing I
the cotton acreage for another year r
o and the fixing of a minimum price
n which should be asked for cotton. The
e following parishes were represented 1
upon the floor of the convention:
e Avoyelles, Caddo, Clalborne, FrankliH,
Bienville, Rapides, Ouachita, Vernon, 1
Natchitoches, Madison, Richland, Ten
sas, West Carrol, Sabine and Webster.
Paul M. Potts was unamnmously re
elected president and was authorized
s to appoint a secretary. The old by
laws of the Southern Cotton Associa. I
tion were adopted after which the r
president appointed the following com- I
e mittee on resolutions: W. L. Foster, I
- Caddo, chairman; Oeo. S. Terger,
e Madison; *m. Polk, Rapides; W. W. *
e Page, Natchitoches; I. N. McCollister, I
Is Sabine; H. P. Baker, Bienville; L M. I
I- Calhoun, Franklin, .
l Resolutions were adopted providing I
Le that the president of the convention I
Le call upon each delegate to give his
n individual pledae to reduce his 19151
L5 acreage to one-alft of that of 1914 and [
i to pledge that he will at once begin
oe a campaign to get a similar pledge i
r- fIom every cotton, grower in his par-i
0. ish; and that all merchants engaged 1
rt in a cnedit supply business be urged 1
't to make 'reduction in cotton acreage ]
10 for 1915 to not more than one-half of 1
Ld that for 1914," a prerequisite for get- I
'Y ting supplies, and that Southern bank- 1
iders be uged to take a similar stand.
oe Other deqands .profided by the I
Il resolutions were: That the reduction
In the cotton acreage be utilized in
the producton of other crops; that the
cottori producer who will not by the 1
n rediuction in cotto, acreage and the
. diversificatin of his props show his
- appreciation of the strenuously pa.
Striotic efforts in his behalf by all
, classes of citizens should be 'tabooed
byhia neighbors and shunned as a
traitor to his country."
.Fo Pire Mntion Day October 9.
t Baton Rouge.-"Fire Prevention
g, Day" will be observed in the public '
ty schools of the state October 9, the i
r date set aside by Gov., Hall. State
a Superintendent of tdcation Harris
has lssueda adr lrh-qett to parish
""i sup~etnten4ents, Rnggsti , as a lit
iugt "iobSlervance of fthe y iii the
BER 4-11.
Western Newspaper Union News Service. We
Shreveport.--"The ninth annual
Louisiana State Fair to be held at par
Shreveport, La., November 4th to the an(
11th, inclusive, is preparing for a me
record-breaking number of entries in an
all departments," announced Secre- of
tary Brueggerhoff. "Reservations An
are now being made in every one of l
the big exhibit buildings and barns tab
at the grounds, in response to early pot
applications from every section of the 2
state and from neighboring states as orn
well." up
Arrangements are being made in
the Agricultural building to provide ing
space for every parish in the state. 4
These displays will be S9o placed as to trig
afford the best mean for study and
comparison. Louisiana will be more
largely represented in the way of par- P
ish exhibits this season than last
year, and a greater variety of prod- Fe,
ucts peculiar to its different soils and
climate will be shown.
The display of corn, consisting of w,,
thousands of top notch ears, grown
by the different members of the Boys prr
Corn Clubs, together with the display ua
and demonstrations of domestic any
science by the Girls Canning and an
other clubs also will be house4 under au,
the roof of the Agricultural luilding. Ac
Here also will be shown the farm de- sic
monstrative work conducted by the in!
Agricultural Department of the Louis- sal
lana State University, under E. S. fui
Richardson as director. In
For First Time Since June 27 New
Orleans Has No Cases.
New Orleans.--After New Orleans an
had been free from human bubonic the
plague for 10 days, two cases were foi
discovered Tuesday. John J. Vath, a
bakery owner, died Tuesday and his in
trouble was declared plague after an on
Federal health authorities took a
negress, Clarice Alexander, from 824 th,
Bourbon street to the isolation hospi. su
tal after her illness had been pro
nounced plague. Vath was attacked
by the septacaemic type and died be- co
fore the local physician called to at. in
tend him suspected it was plague.
For the first time since the out. th
break of bubonic plague here June 27, n
there is not a case under treatment,
according to announcement by Dr. W.
C. Rucker, assistant surgeon general ca
in charge of the plague fight. Three tb
'persons are still at the isolation hos- st
pital, but they have been pronounced
4 "clinically cured," and will be released Di
1 within a day or two.
Export Trade From New Orleans to C
Receive a Great Impetus: c
New Orleans.-In the opinion of
local freight traffic men, if the rail
e roads and steamships combine in suc
cessfully handling the export wheat 4
, uner the conditions brought about
by the war, wonders will have been
Saccomplished. The movement of grain
to the terminals at New Orleans has ri
. been slow during the past few weeks, L
and most of the product is being held
s at originating points for some rea- hi
a son best known to the shippers. R
a Railroad men, however, expect the g
5 rush to begin at any day, and are is
a making every effort to have on hand D
n a supply of cars sufficient to care for
e the movement. There are ample cars n
*under present conditions, but when de
a the call is made by hungry Europelc
i for the bulk of the surplus on hand I
a I-n the United states, it is not unlikely pi
f that the terminals will become con- nl
t- gested again, and the railroads may al
c. be forced to put on another embargo hi
There is considerable ocean tonnage bi
e flying British, French and neutral bh
a flags booked for the port during the la
n next few months, but hardly sufficient ,
e to handle the great bulk of American ti
e wheat in a sudden rush.
a Alexandria Schools Increase. yi
. Alexandria.-The public schools di
II opened with an enrollment of 1,220 f(
d pupils. This is an increase of 214 f
a pupils over the enrollment of last a1
L. 8. U. Out of Debating League.
a Baton Rouge-Louisiana State Un!
c versity and the Universities of Arkan- a
e as and Texas have withdrawn from k
e the Pentagonal Debating League, of si
s which Mississippi and Tennessee were b
h the other members, and formed a new re
(. triangular league of their own. The
e University of Mississippi failed to
Scompete :in thie debates of last year F
. waspearw aas. a dead4member. a
Western Newspaper lnion News lervice.
Chicago.-Mayor Behrman and his
party of capitalists from New Orleans
and the Chicago Association of Com
merce got together here Friday on
an agreement to promote the trade
of the Mississippi Valley with Latin
America. The agreement includes:
1. Co-operation looking to the es
tablishment of a big export and im
port corporation.
2. A shipping and transportation
organization to handle the trade built
up by the corporation.
3. Establishment of adequate bank
ing facilities, and,
4. The establishment of new indus
tries in the Mississippi Valley.
Federal Judge Foster Found No Cause
For Interference.
Western Newspaper UIaion News Service.
New Orleans.-Application for a
preliminary injunction made by Wil
liam E. Clark, resident of Arkansas,
and a taxpayer of the State of Louis.
ana, to enjoin the Probe Commission
authorized under the provisions of
Acts Nos. 145 and 297 of the last ses.
sion of the Legislature, from meet
ing, summoning witnesses, drawing
salary or otherwise performing its
functions, was denied by Judge Foster
in the United States District Court
Monday afternoon. Congressman El
der appeared as counsel.for complain
ant, and the state's I'jterests were
looked after by Col; R. G. Pleasant,
attorney general of Louisiana.
Complainant sought to enjoin Chair.
man Buie of the Probe Commission,
and his colleagues, from expending
the $20,000 that had been appropriated
for the work. The compensation of
$10 per diem while the commission is
in session came in for much attention
on the part of counsel for com
Col. Pleasant reminded the court
that no "irreparable injury" has been
sustained by the taxpayer who was at
tempting to stop the commission's en
deavors, and the taxes paid by the
complainant were not even mentioned
in the bill of complaint. The attor
ney general cited authorities showing
that the Legislature had the right to
name a commission to. carry on the
work outlined for it,
Judge Foster's refusal of the appli.
cation does not affect the status oft
the two suits now pending in the
state courts. A preliminary injunc
tion already is outstanding from the
District Court at Rayville against the
commission. A second suit is pending
in the District Court at Baton Rouge,
Son the application for a preliminary
injunction. The suit in the Federal
SCourt was largely an aftermath of the
cases filed in the state courts, and its
failure will not affect them.
t Coming to LouisIana From Cleveland
it and Other Northern Point.
n New Orleans.-The tide of Hung.
5 rian farmers has been turned toward
*, Louisiana.
d The Louisiana Meadows Companym
I- has disposed of a group of farms oe
Raceland prairie to a number of Hun.
e garians and Bohemians from Cleve
e land and Lorain, O.; Farrell, Pa., and
d Detroit, Mich.
,r From the close investigation these
s men made before they reached any
n decision, from the fact that they paid
e cash for their purchases, from the
d character of the men who accom.
ly panied them and conducted their fi
1- nandcial arrangements, and from their
Y announcement that they are going
o home not only to get their families,
e but to induce their kin and friends to
1l become their neighbors in the new
e land, the outlook is that the move
It ment will assume important propor
n ticns.
The men buying the farms have
been in America from seven to fifteen
years, and are all naturalized or have
1 declared their intention of applying
0 for citizenship. They are of good
4 farming stock, and have had consider
it able experience in corn, cattle, hogs
and .dairying.
D4 of An Auto Victim.
! Shreveport.--J. A. Atkins, head of
n- an outdoor advertising concern
n known throughout this section, who
i speeded his machine over an ens
e bankment on the Hart Island '~modei
w road, died at a local sanitarium.
e -
o New Iberia.--Keeping faith with the
r Federal Agricultural Department, and
I. carrying out its promises, the parish
Lanthr#iew rcapolirain hi

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