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Events in Louisiana
EXPORTS SHOW A 0ol
HEAVY INCREASE
CORN, WHEAT AND FLOUR THE
BOOST THE VOLUME . OF At
THE EXPORTS.
Western Newspaper Union. News Service. Wester
New Orleans.-Exports through the Rai
port of New Orleans for September East
amounted in value to $12,686,413, as of J.
compared to $10,395,650 in Septem- comn
ber, 1913. The month just past breaks sion.
all records in the. matter of Septem- sued
*ber exports as the previous Septem- he re
ber was the banner one up to that count
year. cost.
Corn, wheat and flour, three of the Th
ndprcipal "necessitie of life," con- prem
tributed to boost the exports. Prac- Ju
tically all the foodstuffs went to the held
several nations engaged in war. torn.
SiWhlo exported amounted in bushels prob
I to .4p154, valued at $6,083,357. Some eral
,, idea of the large increase in wheat cans
hipmant .may be bad by comparison jurl
;ith September, 1913, when the wheat that
sent through New Orleans amounted of U
Sto 1,44,689 bushels, valued at $1,- coul
451,233" Ju
N:aturally cotton fell off considers.a e
bly, but even this lose does not at- fron
the grand totals compiled by the to a
ý ectot* of the port. Corn 219,320;, fect
-blshdls, worth $198,118 more than Prot
doubled the exports of this cereal
iast September. Flour amounted to
77 barrels, worth $1,546,92t. BE
. ipported In Septaetber. 1913,
$773,3 in ivalue.
tothe Island of Porto
IAW~pi in the total above,
tSh $16385, or more than
,as mpa4 as those t geptember, W*
0 t war has curtailed com- ha
usually handled through the s
.NI ' On., cannot be tes. P
sn birght export
x $482124 speds voumes tans
indi
ot amports Mere was a th
l te bulk a.isd valuation em]
s ebit ~ e as y hCh .a+ bus
s,' t. .ot Sepotember. mi
p.l 7, 880 Ia value, as tray
1 O lPU,-- tor Soptem- of
m.a . for Sedptn. re
a, doEee tho6. of any Sep- 'og
ffj b passtl *years with the beI
of, 1018, wbich was an ex. Cna
bod. o moth. Coffee to wi
;e atc i 20,083.961 bags, worth Zi
toppe the Nit of imports. el
iuhpartt Wese valued at. =,- tea
he
& CO. ARE SUED aso
Orutls Plnm Allsege That
ales Repets Were Circulated. ia
tIs
w Ortlens.-Vlctor Ormile & It
m ,as nir and as IadMduls, hlj
suit in. the Coivl District ae
against . G. Dun & an
6 damages, for "dism.- al
laise, wicked, maltcous sad Ti
46eitteotiv. of the am
01 .lalatths." The hb
4 uatblisiblted iola less iaEgerf
wrane r and elihgi, di
1fhrm 80 desvlaul4to
'when 1. 0. bun a .
sqPlt~ia krpor as flo s:
t lav r ~adisesitbus bau* g
f pt pterire now
orwithe
~~isntlt~*ksbay ag
I~ot
..*, .uR ~
that U*ana ;tlt
COMMISSION WINS ITO
IN SUTTON SUITI T
THE PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION SPEA
AGAINST TENSAS PROBE IS
SET ASIDE.
Western Newspaper Union News Service. Wester
Rayville.-Judge F X. Ransdell of Tai
East Carroll district decided the suit plant)
I of J. S. Sutton against the State probe ish h
commission in favor of the commis- the f
Ssion. The preliminary injunction is- in 19
sued by Judge J. R. McIntosh before Th
he recused himself ny consent of J. H.
counsel, was set aside at plaintiff's elect
cost. nal,
The case will now go to the Su- presi
" preme Court directly on appeal. of th
Judge Ransdell, in his decision, up. ern
e held all of the contentions of the at- dress
. torney general, who appeared for the era t
probe commission. The attorney gen- mad
e eral had filed an exception of no in tl
cause of action and excepted to the vogU
' jurisdiction of the court on the ground onei
that the probe commission was a part drai
L of the state government and the state and
could not be sued without its consent. farm
Judge Ransdell was called into the He
case when Judge McIntosh retired has
from it on the groun4 of relationship exce
is to some of the parties likely to be af- of tl
fected by. the Tensas Delta Land Kin!
Sprobe. run
al elbo
to subj
t. BETTER PRICES FOR SUGAR J.
s, - the
E. A. Rainold Sees Many Reasons For preo
the Present Dull Market. Mr.
dto
Wgtea Newspatper UniOls News Service.
New Orledans.-E. A. RaSlold, who
. has just returned from '.ew York, ed
e soaid there are several reasons for the out]
Spresent dullness of the sugar market cou
!o 'and the. reentot heavy decline in han
The ftr4 # fuiapeplal con
dltibon of the -whole country is'-not
gIti , and the partial paralysis of cot
s ton, with the crippling of other large of
industries by the European war, has l
a thrown thousands of persons out of ant
Ion employment, and naturally has hurt as
a buuiness. Thad second reason given T.
ag by Mr. Rainold is that when sugar T. I
,r. made its rapid advance in August the T.
ag trade overbought ;tself, and has some wel
!m. of this stock still unsold. The third tive
m. reaeon is the domestic beet crop isto org
ep. now coming on 'the market, and the E
the beet refiners are competing with the ent
ex. cane refiners for the limited business, hes
to with the result that several of the tiol
rth largest refineries in New York and
rs, elsewhere have had to close down
;t, temporarily until the demand shall
have improved. Another cause for
thes condttion of sugar is the circutn- c
tion of the report that Austria may mi
send sugar to the United States on let
American steamers.
hat Mr. Ralnold says that notwithsail- in
lag All these causes he is very bull
ish on the market, #nd predicts that Ta
I it the war continUis there will be of
al, higher prices for isgar. The sugar D
riet crops, both in Fradce and BelgIum, to
a amouating to 2,000.000 tons, he says,
em already have been totally destroyed. nc
ad The beet crops in Russia, Germany
the and Austria have stuffered considera
The bly from lack of cultivation, and can.
sar not be fully harvested and manufac tb
* A ie says if Germany succeeds
*. g'Mihg-alf its Crop it will be
an, dbli alla that is physically .osslble,
I M and the crops in the other @ountriest
ales at war will sauffer accordingly. 01
figuring on the hortage in Nurope, a
the and also figuring that the crop in ,
U & Cuba nearly all the cane-produe
°iiitotme will be short; Mr. Rain
:iIIt i'm iad h iter lieed ta f 6,000,
bs* 0, tons o asugar less wi be pro
O 6aedd this season. lhis is about half
grthe world's prodnetion. Where is,
• ,, s no chlnoe of Austria or Oer.
zilany exporting any sugar, as these
ora grnents alread~ have given no
. tiOe that wheat and. other- grjin must
-be 1sated next sason, instead- of
'b Naitualy this will mrake dan
ouarce in those countrjee, and t
.pi as e a mistake if the govern,
with uhento phould allow at to be expojred.
.. r -a droght inGemany uo t
4 ntg :O rop a mlslon tons, and se
P ir o in thniUmite d tati5 fha at
SaI r eats a pound. Coaidtlang .that the
oTh defleasc y this Seasontl bi-$ 11 000h
Con's No tees, pric sbl14d gf mucn
.troa bigher than in 1911,lsaid i I Jana I
e.wi. lds 1.s st.mdtest* Lnousiaa ero-p
SIuamtunfled Ftire OfIoemiis
~'jl~ i~b~*l sa~isut nb~s; B. L
ITO CUT OUT ALL NAVI
THE COTTON GROP REV
J SPEAKERS CLAIM THAT FARMERS Capta
ARE SLAVES TO KING Sul
COTTON.
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
f Taylortown.-At a meeting of the Ne
t planters of Ward One of Bossier par- allies
e ish held at Taylortown, that ward of preps
3. the parish, went solid for "no cotton from
*. In 1915." ag1
e The meeting was called to order by NortV
>f J. H. Mercer. W. H. Hodges, Jr., was The
's elected chairman and Henry L. Skan- of th
nal, secretary. Hon. W. L. Foster, marl
u. president of the Caddo-Bossier branch Gera
of the Louisiana division of the South- they
,, emrn Cotton Growers' Association, ad Ca
t. dressed the meeting, urged the plant- mane
era to eliminate cotton next year and phio
n- made strong arguments for a change Augi
in the system of agriculture now in crula
e 'vogue throghout the cotton belt; a ish
d one-crop system which is a constant Leni
t drain upon the resources of the soil gage
te and one calculated to impoverish the The
it. farmer who con'tinues to practice it. the
He He pointed out that while Louisiana four
ed has the richest lands in the world, not reps
ip excepting even the far-famed valley sur
i- .of the) Nile, the farmers are slaves to are
ad King Cotton, a monarch very much tit
run down at the heel and out at the I
elbows, who is driving the devoted trot
subjects to certain ruin. imp
J. M. Robinson of Caddo, one of on 1
the largest planters in the' state, was con
or present and addressed the meeting. fro,
Mr. Robinsoon's remarks showed him the
to be a careful student of the cotton twe
industry and that he had given much sail
ho thought to the solving of the present Ger
rk, crisis facing the cotton farmers. lie mei
oe outlined in the clearest manner the T
ket course to pursue with reference to mo,
in handling the lands and labor hereto- Do
fore devotod to-the production'of cot. has
St6n. IL the optoir of Mfr. 'Robinso~' e
lot- total elimination is the only salvation ing
of the cotton planters. are
as Mr. A. Curtis expressed himself as
of entirely in accord with Mr. Robinson, Hc
urt as did also Messrs. A. F. McDade, J.
ren T. McDade, W. A. and Thos. Caplita, e
gar T. D. Connell, E. S. Dortch and others. en(
the T, D. Connell and W. H. Hodges, Jr.,
me were elected mEmbers of the exec GE
dird tive committee of the Caddo-Bossler
is organization. Ru
the Several colored farmers were pre.
the ent and all ezpraiased themselves as
ass, heartily in favor of the total elimina
the tion of cotton in 1915. 1
and _ frc
n An Appeal to Democrats.
Baton Rouge.-Shelby Taylor, Dem.
ocratic nominee for railroad comm tel
stoner of the Second Railroad Coam
mission District, has issued a ciroular
letter to newspappra of Democratic
sympathy, in the, Third District, ask
ing them to urge Democratic voters to
bull go to the polls on November 3. Mr. F
that Taylor inclosed copies of the appeal
be of Horace Wilkinson, chairman of the r
igar Democratic State Central Committee, Ri
lam, to voters in the Third District to sup
47 port the Democratic congressional le
yed. nominee, Henri Gueydan. a
n Mr. Taylor, in nls letter to the a
lera- newspapers, says: tn
S "It is well to take notice of the fact as
atac that the Progressives are making an w
eeds active, campaign In the Third Distriet, hi
LI be which, as you know, is a part of the a
ble Second Rallhoad Commission Distreict. w
tries It is, therefore, necessary that through- u
out the entire Second Railroad Comn- t
rope, mission District a full Democrateic
in vote be polled." F
Erin xhibits Arriving at Baton Rouge.
B000 aton Rouge.-Exhibits for the Ba
ton Rouge Live Stock and Agricultur
ha al Pair are beginning to Urrive in.Bna.
ton RQuge, and are being catalogued.
All the buildings of. the tfai wi be
e completed by the end of the wee~k,
a no The "better babies" contest seems to
must be attracting particular attention and
from Indleitions the committee will
' have its hands full caring for the chil
nd dren who willlbe Bftered by paren
fetor the varieus prie. The children
,ted. are to be judged entirely on a basis
IoS of bodily per~ectiin bY a committee
Sat of physiolans. '
Roseland Bank Declares Dlvideb4
a fosetand.p--The directors of the
amn. RoseIabd Btlk have declared a dl*
roDe perm aoiSt ot of this yes
p a- tund, and tke ba.lae of the smrning
bi taeyid ilolts. This divid -
wi be paid ee. l1.
mu: Batoa J -o· -Tihree pariahS ,p
€4IWL
...ms$ 4.
BRITISH SINK FOUR OZA
GERMAN WARSHIPS
NAVAL FIGHT TAKES PLACE IN
NORTH SEA OFF DUTCH
COAST.
REVENGE SINKING OF HAWKE
Captain of IIl-Fated Cruiser Amphion,
Sunk by Germans on August 6, in
Command of British, Vic.
torious.
New Yoifk.-While the armies of the
allies and the German invaders are
preparing their mighty lines stretching
from the Belgian coast southward for
a great battle, the ships of war in the
North Sea again are showing activity.
The British have revenged the sinking
of the cruiser Hawke by a German sub
marine, with a swift descent upon four
German torpedo boat destroyers, which
they sent to the bottom.
Capt. Cecil H. Fox, who was com
mander of the ill-fated cruiser Am
I phion, destroyed by a German mine on
August 6, was in command of the light
cruiser Undaunted and the four Brit
B ish torpedo boat destroyers Lance, 9t9
Lennox, Legion and Loyal, which en
i gaged the Germans off the Dutch coast. MA
e The battle must have been fast, for
t. the British had only one officer and
four men wounded, while the official 6t
report issued by the admiralty says 31
survivors of the German destroyers
are prisoners of war. This would mean
that nearly 400 Germans went down N
with their ships. ter
In the land- fighting the Britikst wa'
troops have captured Fromelles, an Reg
important position southwest of Lille, obal
on the French left, while the French van
u commander has been receiving aid Not
g. from sailors of the French fleet on a
m the important strategic position be- ing
) tween Ypres and the sea. The French It i
sailors are said to have repulsed a far
Ot German attack and captured detach
Ie ments of cavalry and infantry. wa
do That the Germans are trying to stn
to move down the North Sea coast, to m6
to- Dunkirk and Caleaisis 4 , ibut jult ust
t. how I stag .Pslj' q tpbare wper
*aw eeded is not knowr . bRelport of flght
oing in the neishborhood of Dunkirk
are not generally credited.
The latest British casualty list li
cludes aiong the killed MajoraGenerl by
H. .,I. W. Hamilton, who was closely aid
associated with Field Marshal Kitch
n. ener in South Africa and India.
m GERMANS BEFORE WARSAW ,
Russia Preparing for Decisive Battle.
e- Fight Along Vistula Most Im
a portant Action.
London.-A dispatch to the Observer
from Petrograd says: tel
"The Grand Duke Nicholas has elect- wi
ed to fight a decisive battle on his own Ti
territory B.
"Russian troops who had penetrated
almost to Cracow have been withdrawn ti
lar io ajlne running from the Carpathians, FI
1tc souh of Przenyal, thence northw'rd ll
uk. pons the San and the Vistula rivers,
t a distance of more than 200 miles. ci
Mr. Fighting all along this wide front has
Sbeen in progress for several days, with ni
th results entirely satisfactory to the ft
te, Russians. .
iU "It is universally believed that SI- fc
al lesia will be chosen as the arena for
a great struggle. The roads are sloughs t
the and the railways too sparse to feed
the millions that make the modern u
act army. Already the roads are littred al
sn with dead p~rses and automobiles c
rot, helplessly bdgged. Already the Ger
he mans are reduced to commandeering
ot. wretched peasant horsea.,in a land
gbh where the Russians swept up every
*om thing worthy of the name of horse," C
PARIS CLAIMS ADVANCES
Heaviest Fighting is Waged Along Be.
gian Coast-Objective Podt Be
r Ileved to Be Dunkirk. I
Pads.-The official commhunicatlofl d
e issued by the French war office says: (
S"On the front there has been only
cannonading.
h"On our left wing progre, continues.
The British troops have captured
Fromeiles, to the southwest of Lille. I
"On the Ypres canal to the sea our I
ioldieirs and marines have repulsed a
basiII a ttack.
t "In Belgium the German troops oc
cupyng Western Belgium have not
crossed the line running from Ostend
S to Thorout to Roulers to Menin. There
the I selative quiet along the greaitr part
rl t*- fe front. On our left wing there
'6s ha been nb change. In the region of
ypl pus Yprese, n the right hak the Ile
Riaplthe alUed troops have ocqupied Pe
E lurbJi, ai vel as the Immediate ap
Sroe.is a iArnetlers.:'
- mans Arrested.
Pars .r Germsas,. men
i froI 3t'yearl old, wei~'erested
age, thebA4 ansh alowetreemtisor n
p. .-- . ' s . ,,
S, : ,
wno.
CZAR'S DAUGHTER INStECTS HER REGIMENTlI I
/
ARE
HARI
Fren
SLIII
gian
occu
d Duchess edet d hter o the czr, nspWillecting the regiment
r hic she is the colonelor Its departure or the way
the
forc'
h the
1- . . the
pre`
des(
t. Grand Duchess Olga, eldest daughter of the czar, inspecting the regiment expi
eavalry of which she is the colonel, before its departure for the front. T
MANY FLEEING TO ENGLAND SA
1 State of Panic Exists Among Inhab- Bott
L itants of Ostend-Germans Only CI
Twenty Miles Away.
New York.-Ostend Is now the cen- I
ter of interest in the contest being ficia
waged in the western, theater of war. the
Reports indicate there is virtually no pan;
obstacle in the way of the German ad- "I
vance on Ostend and other ports in' na
d Northwest Belgium. fort,
n Scores of wounded soldiers, are be- wes
. ing brought into Ostend from Ghent. rapi
h It is said that the German forces were Poll
a far superior in numbers and that 'the pre
, allies were obliged to withdraw to- disj
ward the west. This removed the wer
: stumbling block in the way of Ger- van
o man progress toward Ostend. .
it A state of panic etists among the faw
a. 4nhaltlts of,$)stel d for the Ger.- -,i
-. liiare knowa to uN. r a iczpe oot
S ln twenty miles of the city. As ilnt
fast as ships-can be provided the rea- we
. Ments are fleeing to England, escape aftt
`by land having been cut of on. all F
ly sides.t
h
BELGIANS MOVE TO FRANCE the
French Provide Temporary Quarters um
for Government Officials at Havre. trii
le. King Stays at Front. sol
London.-A dispatch to the Daily
News from Ostend says:
'er "The Germans are approaching Os- GI
tend by three roads-from Ypre by
ct- way of Dixmude, from Coutral through
rn Thourout and from Eecloo through Ba
Bruges."
ed Bordeaux.-It has been decided to
wn transfer the Belgian government to
as, Franime, in order that it may have full
ird liberty of action. is"
irs, The foregoing was announced offi
es. cially in Bordeaux.
ias Several Belgian ministers, accompa
ith nied by a grog of officials, left Ostend
the for Havre, where the French govern
ment has prepared temporary offices
81- for them.
for King Albert remains at the head of i
ghs the Belgian army.
med A portion of the Belgian govern
ern ment and the members of the diplo
red matic corps accredited to the Belgian
iles court left Ostend for Havre.
3 RUSSIANS DENY DEFEAT
Dry, -
Offiolals Say Priemysl Siege Progress- t
ing Nicely-Forts Being Destroy
ES ed-Energetic Resistance.
London.-It is officially announced
Bel- at Petrograd that the siege of Prse
e* mysi is progtessing, according to a
Reuter dispatch from the iussman cap
ital. The Russian artillery is rapidly t
tion destroying the forts, which, however,
iys: continue an energetic resistance.
only The Przemysl garrison, it is further
announled, does not exceel 30,000
cues. men.
ered Paris.-The following official com
Alle. munication, given out in Petrograd,
our has been received by the Haves
ad a agency:
"Operations continue to develop on
Soc- our front, which extends ftrom the re
not gion of Warsaw along the rivers Vis
tend tuls and San to Prsemysl and south as
here far as river .Dniaeter.
here Germany. Sends $5,000,000.
m of London.-#The Exchange Telegraph's
le5, Athens correspondent says he has
pl- earned from a reliable source that $5,
a ap0)0,000 has reached Constantinople
from Germany.
Awrre in HaVre.
men Hare--The steamer Peter do Co.
tid nlnchk stved from Ostend bearWlng the
itr mep~myue i the Belgian government.
masi The .stgfmp were received with mil
s tah t hr o s ai d given an enthusiastic
reception 1ar te crowds on theb ar
'.rivl .
w, Stek 'Exhh 5 - 1 Swp.s
who Toretat.he ru~hu
US. etP.lpYel- £? SMqtEd the To.
SAY LOSSES WERE HEAVY gro
Both Russians and Austro-Germans line
Claim Victory-Berlin Says Siege . Sea
of Prezmysi Abandoned. the
icleis
London.-The following German of- A
ficial statement was received here by a C
the Marconi Wireless Telegraph com- bad
pany: lies
"It is reported officially from Vien- per
na that our cavalry has entered the hay
fortress of Przemysl, Galicia, froln the F
west. The enemy, perplexed by the the
rapidity of our operations in Russian mie
Poland and Galicia, tried,.in vain to fort
I prevent our relief of the fqrtress by out
dispatching troops to the west. They si l
were unable, however, to resist the ad
vance of our army.
"The fifth and sixth Russian in. Gla
fantry divisions attacked by us have C
fl-ed` the direqCt0eomtbel iver-san O- n.
"A Cossack cavul di ivon and all
infantry brigade in a strong position disc
J west of Dynow, Galicia, were defeated of I
a after brief resistance."
Petrograd. - The Russian general
staff issued the following statement: Th
"There is no change to report on
E the East Prussian and Central Vis- to
tula fronts.
"South of Przemysl a Russian col- to.
I umn engaged and defeated the Aus- Sil
trians, taking seven officers and 500 thi
soldiers prisopers and capturing many l
rapid fire guns." Sa
'a- GERMANS OVERRUN BELGIUM Hi
h on
or
I Battle in France Continues Without re
Important Changes-Big Fight
to Near Arias.
to A
all London.-The official press bureau
issued the following statement:
"'British troops have been engaged
with the enemy toward the left of the
allied line (in France), with the re
sult that the Germans have been press
ed back slightly on their flank.
"The nature of the country in which
of the fighting has been conducted, being
a mining center, makes rapid progress
difficult."
- Paris.-The official communication L
Ian issued by the war office says: c
"The reports received, which are in
very general terms, indicate no impor
.tant modification in the situation."
Earlier in the day the following of
fcial announcement was given out:
"In the Belgian field of operations
there were some encounters in the re
glon around Ghent. French and En
glish troops have occupied Ypres.
"First-On our left wings, as far as
rthe eise, the operations are developing
normally.
a "Second-On the center pervious re
j ports of the progress of our armies in
the region' of Berry-Au-Bac have been
ver, confirmed.
"Third-On our right wing there is
0er nothing new."
London.-While it fully is expected
the Germans will reach Ostend and
aOm other ports in the northwest of Bel.
giud, gm, if they have not done so already,
vas they will meet stubborn resistance in
their attempt to extend the right wing
of their main army through Pas del
' Calais to the French northern ports.
Vi- In fact, they have fallen back in this
region in the face of the allies' offen
sive.
ph's Trawler Hits Mine.
has London.-The steam trawler Ajax,
$5,- | o of Grimsby, has been blown up in
iople the North Sea by a German mine. Nine
members of the crew lost their lives,.
Parls.-News was received in Paris
of the death of Gen. Rondony, com
Co- mander of the Third brigade of the
the French colonial infantry, killed while
sent. leading his brigade against the enemy.
mll- Two English nurses were killed by a
satic shell while on duty in a field hospital
Sar- behind the center of the allied armies.
Pari.s-A disptch to the Havas
agency from Rome says:
"Cases of cholera are mutlplying
ko rapidly in Gaulcia, Transylvanit and
ye, North and iast Hungary. The fear is
i expressed tlMt the disease will prove a
eriou ~aneaae to military operations."
OSTENO OCCUPIEO
BY THE GERMANS
ARE ONLY 65 MILES ACROSS THE
SEA FROM DOVER AND 115
MILES FROM LONDON.
HARD.F4GHT ON LEFT WING
French Claim Victory in Vicinity of
Lille-Italian Minister of Foreign
Affairs Dead-Favored Ger
many-British Ship Sunk.
New York.-Ostend, the famous Bel.
gian resort on the North Sea, has been
occupied by the troops of Emperor
William, according to a German offi
cial report arriving from Berlin by
way of London. It this report is true,
the Germans have reached the goal
for which they aimed immediately aft
er they captured Antwerp. Their'
forces now are only 65 miles across
the sea from Dover and 115 miles,
from London. On their way to Ostend
the Germans also took Bruges, which
previously was reported to have been
deserted and where no resistance was
at expected.
The latest French official report
says that the fighting continues vigor.
ously and that in the vicinity of Lille
ground has been gained by the allies.
Farther to the east, along the battle
ins line that now stretches from the North
I . Sea to the Swiss frontier, a repulse of
the Germans near Malancourt is chron
icled.
of- A newspaper dispatch declares that
by a German column has been hurled
Dm- back with heavy casualties by the al
lies in the Vosges. Another newspa
Len- per report has it that the Germans
the have been driven from Lille.
the Fighting is still going on between
the the Austro-German and Russian ar
ilan mies near Warsaw, and the Galiclan
to fortress of Przemysl continues to hold
by out against the attacks of the Rau
hey sians.
ad- In the south the Servian and Mon
tenegrin troops claim a victory at
in. Glasinats, Bosnia, over the Austrians.
Commandants representing all the
ha Orange Free State north of BlUOem.
tenll ii -'o their sets i ci . z "
disposal of Botha, commander-i*ect
of the forces of the Union of-South Af
The Marquis di San Glullfti, I -,4
enrl fan minister of foreign affairs, is deaUo
The marquis was said to have ben
on friendly to Germany. He was reputed
Vi- to be opposed to the symplathy In
Italy for the allies and' the hostility
Aol- toward Austria. The Italian premier,
us- Signor Salandra, will take temporarily
the portfolio of foreign affairs. It is
'any said that the death of the Marquis di
San Giuliano will not affect Italy's for.
eign policy.
SIn the sinking of the British cruiser
Hawke by a German submarine, oily
one officer and 62 enlisted men of her
crew' of 400 are known to have bus
out rescued.
ALLIES CLAIM VICTORIES
Paris Says Estaires, North of River
S Lys, Is Taken-Advance North
e re- of Rheimn.
ress-l
Paris.-The official communication
wich issued by the French war office says:
eing "The news indicates gains at several
I0 points along the front.
"On the left wing, to the north of
tion Lys, we have taken Estaires. On the
are center, to the north and east of
SRheims, we have made an advance
o of nearly two kilometers (about a
n mile and a quarter).
g o- "On the heights of the Meuse and
in the Woq9e region we have iqade
hon gains to the south of St. Mihiel sad
Snear Marchville."
ar as London.-Two great battles, one in
loing Northern France and Belgrum, the
other in Russian Poland,, both with a
a re front of 00 miles, have reached their
les in height, 'lt the public is allowed only
een an ocaslonal glance df their progresa
through official comminfcations,
ere is which frequently are widely at vi
rlance.
pected From the French report it appears
id and that the western battle is going slowly
f Bel but surely in favor of the allies. Un
Iready, der the pressure of the troops of the
ce in allies, the Germans, who started to ad
twing vance on Calais and other French
a del coast ports, have been forced to evac.
p uots. nate the left bank of the Lys river,
in th which is a considerable distance eaat
offen- of the points their advance guards
reached last week. Further east, in
the Lens district, and southward be,
tween Arras and Albert, where the
Aj, Germans made their first attempt to
a up work around the allies' left, the Eng.,
SNine lish and French have made "notable
ves, progress."
a aris London.--A Central News dispatch
Scom- from Rome says:
of the "Accordning to a telegam from Con
Swhile stantinople published here, ?Iualrsss
eemy. informed Germany that to .
d b lack of money she will lIYe to deo.o
bsbilize her army."
armies.
London.-Tle Morning Telegraph
plying Rome corres ondent telegraphs froe
iia and Vienna that auchabrst states that as
fear is engagement has oien place in thb
ro ve a Blact sea between the Russian squ*a
stiOna* . roan a the Ooebean sad BrUl1S3 P

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