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VOL. VII. POINTE-A-LA-HACHE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 1914., NO. 12. mumI LI· I II· · 1II 1w m • n1· 1nnumba ,,,m mm mumu ·1 11 1 11n nll n'n mm mu mnnmn IYmm nun iiiumii un ,,,, ni nm | i mmI FRENCH TROOPS INALSACE AGAIN FIGHTING IN BELGIUM CON TINUES WITHOUT DECIDED AD VANTAGE, EITHER SIDE. PETROGRAD CLAIMS VICTORY British Gunboats Searching Seas For German Cruilser--Boate No Iong er Needed as Convoys-After Emden and Karisruche. New York.-After days of lncesaant fighting dents at last have been made in that part of the battle line which lhd ran virtually straight north and south from Ypres, in Belgium, to the bend in the elbow in the vicinity of the forest of Aigue, in France. Just a short distance abtge its cen ter this line now curves like an in verted letter "S," the allies having pushed back the Germans east of Ar mdstteres in an endeavor to press into LMe, and the Germans having forced the allies to give ground -arouad La Bassee, probably hoping to obtain con trol of Bethune, a railroad.center sev en miles west of La Bassese. Of fighting near 'the coast, where British and ]reach naval vessels are endeavoring to- afd the allied ,troops In holding back the German advance, nothing was vouchsafed in the report. Altldrch, in Upper Alsace, neat the Swiss frontier, ias been! taken by the Frlench at the point of the bayonet. inace the outbreak of the war this J town has been the scene of much fight 'ig and several times has changed habds. , Petrograd claims the Germans con ,tite to retreat and that Emperor ihlas forces have crossed -the Vis without resistance. The Austrians i redit in the Russian report g to fight stubbornly on on. the San and south of '^ al J.sseund a to hee bedn pljn ! Vnd Northerp fighting con and ieNrtheant tq~ibe~t 4ir - ~ii~St*. ·~es 'va·' WOUNDED ALGERIAN FIGHTER This Algerlan, who was wounded in the battle of the Alsne, is a type of the soldiers which France brought over from bet. possessions in Africa. ·: 4AU· . ":~f::·~:4 over from be~ possieaslons In Africa.. SEVERE TEST FOR ALLIES Seven Big Attacks de on Welt Bat tie Line Are Resisted Success fully by Allies. Parts.-Seven distinct and violent attacks of desperate character were directed by the Germans at points along the whole battle line extending froE the Meuse to the. sea, In a' tre mqUdnou effort to relievp .the. con tnl increasing pressure of the al Iiot, bnt al their efforts were re p hd. 'It-was the most seveae test to ul -e nth e ot In I ti 4$ r eonch, ` bjetiedC c'th tle i nert mnci d4at to the extensiuoyit til` left wtag tPrthward to the-North Sea. And the st proved its worth. It held at ev er' ypoilt, the steel barrier still rigid. The French official communication says that the Qrmans made attacks slong.ithe!entire front, and- everywhere were repulsed. "The day has been characterised by an- effort of, the part of the Germans. along all parts of the front--to the ex treie north, where the Belgian army has held remarkably; at La Bassee, *Wher, the German troops have at. tem ied an offeasive movement of. pareular violence;- to the north of M* ++grat Mamets,, between Peronne lb s; at Vatnqau, to the east of t ';gone, t sand finally on heights Mna esand In the region of : ere the German attacks Iate bee repuieod.' URKEYI RETAiNS GE!uANS ,' Ar* s aod on' Crualers. Gee r° and re ai-SteatIon n Caon ` : etmntinople Alarmtng. oideon.-A Romle a sth to the i4 lNews saa thee tuatLon In Con tu i.s alarimg. The Russian ,0$ transferred the arch 'Ot enndtbess to Odessa. F:_:e -fie ports has deo dl d to e tmm c'crews. tad Breslau, hc i&wiit aters .. ual4to '# saold by ;sthes the Tutioh a inen eof Gearahas on oaut' :hay, now rced -, tobe at- - . _, W I d e repatriaterd. ft 7i oitl ·-. · -4;~ -: RUSSIANS CLAIM WARSAW VICIORY ENERGY OF TROOPS SAVED CITY FROM BOMBARDMENT-MANY PRISONERS TAKEN. TERRIBLE LOSS INFLICTED Bayonet Charges of Siberian Regiments Effective - Caucasian Regiments Said to Have Displayed Great Courage in Battle. Petrograd.-The official news bu reau in a statement reviewing the fighting around Warsaw says: "The Russ"la troops displayed ex ceptional energy in coming to the de tense of Warsaw and saving the city from a German bombardment. The Russian concentration was effected with greater swiftness than was called for by strategical reasons. "The Siberian regiments arriving at Warsaw were immediately, sent to the front. During their bayonet charges at night, in the forest of Motchidlovsk, the Siberian soldiers took many prison ers belonging to the Twenty-first Ger man corps. "The Seventeenth German corps and some of their reserve troops, who at tempted to push forward in the region between Blonie and Prouschkoff, suf fered severely. It was there that the Siberian troops, together with other Russian forces, inflicted terrible losses on the enemy. Many villagds in the vicinity were taken and retaken in hand-to-hand fighting. "In engagements near Kozfenica the Caucasian regiments also gave proof of extraordinary courage. For eight days these regiments were fighting on the left bank of the yistula in the marshes, where the trenches were constantly under water. Here they sustained the fire ofthe enemy's heavy artillery, but' all the German attacks were repulsed. "Seteral regiments suffered severe loesu and one regiment had three com manders seriously wounded, :one after the other." Riss(&ayerllB l r A;ri enllsl om Warsaw-.-Abandon Positions That Were Fortified in Advance. London.-The Times correspondent at Petrograd telegraphs: .* "The" German armies are in full flight from Warsaw, leaving all their wounded. The Russians are in pur suit. "The correspondent of the Bourse Gazette wires that exceptionally stub born fighting occurred southwest of. Suwalki, where the Russians repulsed all of the enemy's attacks and assumed .a counter offensive, the Germans los ing heavily. he Germans, after being re-enforced, made an advance, support ed by artillery fire, and the fighting continues. The correspondent adds that the Mlawa column, connecting two.groMps of German forcein IElst Prila and on the ThortCracowL fot, hasu coatnfined itself latterly to foragingl, aid shows no intention of advancing. It a souathwestely directon from Watseaw the Rustians continged to press the enemy, who is fighting stib- borly on the GOalcan front. The fight ing hLas been n progress for a-whole week. Here the Austi l as had assem. bled sevetal ar... corpse, of which elsht are nor in the field, and exertedl eort eftlt to tu' the aRissian pool have ta led lamentably ai he,aesutf ftered ttemPntdoua 1oe.", ' vIiOROUS ATTACK. IS MADE "The .Sum)' uittia f~gauattpck ass t1 the aids' front, btwas beat en back, s tUWPang oedsaiefable Ipas. N ,ary In psitionar di. - icothe ;in escrip ie tn qho e findin ' 4 - ·~.~J-4- - 4 4 4 KING VICTOR EMMANUEL King Victor fihmanuel of Italy, it is believed, would like to help the allies against GermanY, and especially against Austria, and the popular de mand for the adoption of such a course has been insistent in Italy FIGHTING NEAR PRZEMYSL No Change ip Gtperal Situation in the East-Austrianp Claim Victory in Galicia--Many Prisoners Taken. Petrogad. -'Official announcement has been gives out by the general staff of the commander-in-chief of the Russian forces, ad follows: "There has beie no further change in the general situation. Russian troops are in contact with the enemy at various points, and there has been fighting on the River Zoura, at Stry, in Galicia, and in East Prussia. London.-Geniaus and Russian re ports agree tha~ the situation in the east has not cheaned, although the armies are ,In.iloe touch along the East Prussian finhtler id across Po land and GalhoW In Galcila, however, progress in their iampaiga to out the intvlersi The Russians, on the other hand, say they are making hIrge numbers of prisoners. Heavy fighting Is going on around Presemysi and the cupolas of the forts surrounding the town, says an Italian correspondent. The town itself, however, has not been damaged. JAPS LOSE LAND BATTLE Alternate Reverses and Victory in the Eastern War Zone-British Lose Some Men. Peking.-Reiable information ob tained in Peking is to the effect that a British detachment sustained a num ber of casualties while crossing land that had been mined by the Germans near T lg'a4u. Arrivals at the Chi nese capltal from Siberia say Rusalan troop taas are "tiI ng westward over the tins.~lbei rilway hourly. Tokyo.-It was anu oacd officially in Tokyp that the Oerman torpedo boat S. 90, which eh speS d from Taug lan under cover of darkness, has been foaida d ground nd destroyed by the Japapees at a point sixty muile south of Klao-cbah , ay. Peking.-Refugees who have come out of TsnTau, thbe fortifto ied post tion:,.i , tie German posession in Shatuang Provipceq are a thority for the itht ment that t up to the time they left the lapaueese had lost several tho d sasin before Taing-Tas while the casualties of the Geri aas 4id not amount to more than several handred. FUSE GUNS FROM WARSHIPS Inqant l htI Hai Been, in rog. rease.*m Noith $Be to Labhasse. atOiind Bohbari byI British. New.or--ncesant fighting has beea~ r from the North Sea south as dit~ape of ;into ~soera o ; otawhichsl eparate eggem ts te . lb g fought. It is !iesi : the G mans are endeavoring to aei n teair, attempt to reach Dnland o.ier Preach se.ports. BFh0ritisk .itonlttir-the Severn, Ser and *rrSye.5esheliun the S1t._ sa#I t4table exec!uton has ope. hi n gun detchments !r(iavh eeMr from thee yes A-·, i --f. ALL OVER LOUISIANA COURT DOCKETS ARE CONGESTED PROPOSED AMENDMENT FOR AD DITIONAL MJUDGE HAS STRONG SUPPORT. Wester Newnaener Union News Service. Monroe.-The proposed amendment for an additional judge for Caddo par ish, and the need of the additional official was never more greatly felt than at the present time, when the dockets of both civil and criminal sec tions of the Caddo parish district court are congested to such an ex tent that many matters of importance, which should receive immediate de. lay. Discussing the matter, Sena tor Smith said: "I earnestly hope that the people will unanimously support the addi. tional judgeship amendment. The court records of Caddo parish show there are some four thousand cases pending, both civil and criminal. "The courts should be open for a speedy trial of pending cases, particu larly is this so with the criminal docket. "Judges Bell and Land have more work to do than any other judges in the state. A court overcrowded with criminal cases works a great injus tice to persons charged with crime, and, lastly, the state suffers, for de lays add to the difficulties in convict ing those guilty of offenses. With delays on the side of the criminal, the chances of the witnesses scattering or disappearing is great, and, too, when important cases are carried over, the delay always works against the state. I believe the additional judges pro vided for in amendmenb No. 15, to be voted for the first Tuesday in Novem ber, are sorely needed, and that the ends of justice call upon 'the people of the state to vote this necessary re. lief. "Caddo parish may-well ask this 1Epn~refi'-liloTtda A4 4·istkel. ana. For several yean this parish has shown a greater percentage of In crease in her assessment than any other parish -in the state. "Again, the Caddo oil field pours funds into the conservation tax fund. whtch enables the conservation com mission to conserve the natural re sources of the state in a way that every man, woman and child in Lou isiana will be a beneficiary of such work. "Shreveport is now a city of over 40,000 people, and its progressive pop ulation simply asks the people of the state to give us another judge, so that the work of our courts will not be overcrowded and delayed as fat present. REV. VALLERY TO UTTLE ROCK Monroe Minister Will Engage in Evan gelistic Work in Arkansas. Westrs Newspar niaon news 5.e1r. Mon$o-.-Rev. A. J. Vallery and tamily left Friday for Little, Rock, Ark., wherein fulitare they will reside. Rev. Vallery will engage in evange listic work during the next few months, but expects later to, re-enter the rescue work and to locate at some point in Arkans~s, possibly at Little P.ock. The Home of the Good Sa marltan has beeh very successful, un der thie direction of Rev. Vallery. Supreme Court Rulinge. New Orlehsn--The supreme court. ;casdasl anded downa the following rualins on applications for rehearings in casps on &%peai before that tribu Reheart n granted- Sibley, Lake Bleteneau & Southern Railway Cmpany vs. W. H. Elliott, tar collector, et als. Rehearing refused Whitney Central Trust and Savings Bank et al.. vs. James B. Sinnott. Frisco Land Company, Ltd. vs. P. i-. Nein; Uniont Iee 'an Coal Com piny vs. Town of Ruaston. MIanseld ..Northeaatern Railway Company, vs. ~j, B. Tfabora, applying or writs. of lgandainus and prohibt State vs. John Evans, Louis G. Lachbee at al., :va. Camille Martin, et ala, applylng for certiorari. City of BfIattimnore v, Henry Luteher, et al. State vs Jelh D..Ft, Jr., Fr enared F. Tua1sr and LouIs W.¶ Teeater, re fused and 4sere modified as to For nmn' F. Tler , Paying Ten Centa For Cotton, aOIbratl, La-Joh Abrahau m, me tapd planter 'on Cane 2Iert, is the hold uabvent sad at S tim* is aiseitiag this cuss r iras~as Ida low, by pasig them 10o pr fr O tt s tget MONROE MAYOR -STOPS GAMBLING ALL GAMBLING HOUSES ORDER ED TO CLOSE UP ON NO VEMBER 1. Monroe.--Gambling and gamblers must go from Monroe. That was the edict issued by Mayor C. A. Downey, that struck terror to Monroe's gamb ling colony, which numbers, perhaps, seventy-five In order na i take "snap judg ment" on the , blers who have been plying their r ion in Monroe for many years un. ested, Mayor Dow ney detailed twc .embers of the po lice force to not the owners and operators of every ~mbling house in Monroe to close h c lace of business on or before the P ,' day of Novem ber and to keep it Qsed thereafter. The order statev! th. 'he city gamb ling ordinances wall rigorously en forced in the future , that no "up stairs" or "back alley' laces will be permitted. The police )rce will be given positive instructions to see that the present wide-open gambling houses are closed and no new places .are opened. The city ordinances against gamb ling are clear as well as the ordi nance covering vagrancy. With a city judge in accord ,with the mayor's or ders, the enforcement of the ordi nances covering these subjects will be easy and Monroe will be free from a vice that has brought the city into more or less disrepute because of the boldness and activity of some of the followers of the gambling game. It has been even charged that "runners" for some of the gambling houses met the trains and that the bridge was "guarded," and that farm era bringing cotton to town were "spotted"' and in many cases sepa rated from the, money " shbold have 4one-to the iaipport of ade#r childreni and'sacriflcing Wires. It is an absolute fact that gambling is "wide open" in Monroe and that the houses are being conducted and the gamblers are operating in direct violation of the 'city ordinances. Mayor Downey's order will put a stop. to these conditions afttr the first day of November. The gambling features will be eliminated from- the pool rooms and ,the ordinances prohibiting minors from entering these places will be enforced. To Issue Half Million Bonds. Alexandria.-At a meeting of the Red River, Atachafayala and Bayou Bouef levee board, the president was authorized to have the $500,000 of bonds engraved and as soon as finish ed the bonds will be placed on the market and sold when the work on the levees and drainage will be begun. Anti-Gambling Order Approved. Monroe.-Mayor Downey's order putting a ban on open galabling in Monroe after the lst of November, has met with almost unanimous ap proval, showiing that public sentiment is very much asgainst gamblibg, and is for an impartial 'enforcement of the law. , Change in the Land Office, Baton Rouge.-E. D. Gianellonil of Assumption parish was installeds registrar of the United State land of floce, succeeding J. F. Nuttals, who has held office since the establishment of the United States land office in Baton Rouge three heara ago. Judgment Not Set Aside. SBhreport.-Judge' John R. -in", at a hearing Tuesday morning, refus ed to set aside the forfeiture of the bonds of E. A. Renfro, former local druggist, charged in five counts with violation of the prohibition law and the bourt also refutsed to grant Renfro a new trial. Tuberculosis Sanitarium. Alexandria.-Dr. ' Oscar Dowling, president of the State Board of Health, will recommend the purchase of a tract of land comprising about one thousand acres, at James Bluff, on the north side of Red rlier, a few miles below Alexan4la, as a site for the hospital to be establisehd by the state tuberculosis commission. Blanchard.-A band of yeggmen blewthesato of E. L. McCain at Blsachard, early Wednesday morning, demolishing the safe and a part of the store building. Victim of Unloeaded" Weapen. Monroe.-Beruice Woodward, the 11-yearold daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Woodward, was a' victim of the deadly "uloaded" weapon when she shot ad almost instantly killed her self rwith a pistol that was supposed to be empty, The piooI was snapped by the children several times while playing with the weapon. The next jnornlng the little girl picked the pistol up from a dresser, and with the 'weapon taurned directly toward her face, pulled the trigger, TO REMOVE CASES TO U. S. COURI LATEST MOVE MADE IN DEFENSE OF SHREVEPORT LIQUOR CASES. Western SNewspaper Union News SPrvice. Shreveport.-Attorneys Looney and Wilkinson filed a petition in the first district court for the removal of the liquor cases of Belem Joseph, IC. Johns and Theo. Mandel to the juris diction of the federal district court. The attorneys clarm the application for the writ of removal is based on Article 31 of the United States Ju dicial code of 1911. The claim is also made that the filing of the petition be, fore Judge Land shall operate as a suspension and that it is even possi ble to enjoin the district attorney In his efforts to try. the cases before the state courts. The petitioners declare that when. ever the civil or criminal rights of a defendant are alleged to be in jeop ardy in the state courts, they have the right to ask for trial in the fed. eral courts. Judge Land, speaking of the latest move of the lawyers to defend clients charged with liquor law violatione stated that the petition was not based on authoritative legal grounds. Attorney Frank Looney is sure of his authorities and seems satisfied that he can force the removal of his clientl cases from the state to the federal court. The outcome of the petition and the complications which may fol. low will be watched with considerabtq interest by the legal fraternity. Thi vast bulk of the cases in the criminal section of the district court is co. - posed of liquor law violations. AGRICULTURAL EXHIBITS,. nfsti'tohns to Partne reMrtpming 4 the Great tate- Fair. Weetora Newspaper UntI News aSemdee Baton Rouge.--State Agent Mason Showden of the farm demonstratllo work, United States Department od Agriculture, is sending the followrin communication to all Louisiana agents of the department in every portion of the state: "To the Louisiana Agents: I. am very anxious to have the farm demon stration booth at the State Fair the biggest and best collection of agricul tural exhibits ever seen in the state, The success or failure will depend ena, " tirely on the parish agent. Pleas do your-best to have your territory ab s quately represented. "Pack all exhibits carefully and ase curely, but avoid undue weightl crates, etc. Sec.rely fasten to exhibit its owner's name and address and name of product exhibited. Od' sufficient tags from Secretary gerhofr to tag .very hlpment. Wrtt at once to Sec. Brneggerho four cartons needed. Ask only for the e act number needed. Ship allB by express, collect, and try to them in Shreveport by Novelmber , "When we unpack the shipment Shreveport we want to b able identify the exhibit, the dwer dt and the agent that sent it. Tlie w can InteLligently enter the ehibdmi the proper class, etc. "The exhibits from tle tion booth will go to the / exhibit at the Panama exposition,g :: your best for your parish and yes:t state. Yours very truly, . "MUason SnowS, "Btate AgeM.. Caddo Parish Voters. Shreveport.-Aooording to a meat prepared by Deputy Clerk Hardin for the secretary of state, Caddo parish has 6,856 res tared voters divided into the following political parties: Democrats, ,448; Progressives, 15; RepublIas, if; a.. party 61, and Soclalists, 3. Of the total number of voters 5,807 are wbhite and 49 negroes. Thirty white and, two negroes registered under the property qualifcastion, and 6,824 under the educational 'qualification out of the total of 5,856., Court Calendar Congested. Alexandria.-According to state ments from the Alexandrla Bar As elation, the court ealendar In the Rapides-rant district is so badly en gested that it is absolutely impossible, for one judge to dispose of the busS ness. U. . Chamber of Commwere. New Orleans.-.The date of the Mat, annual meeting of the United State Chamber of Commerce *as Sud at February 3, 4 and 5 by directors of.. the organization here this week. The meeting will be held in WashlaIgi.. Members of the board of dlrecolrs who are touring the South for the m, -, pose of obtalinig first hand informs tion on which to base relief for t;he. cotton proddcers, left here for Orange, i Beaumont and Housto, Texas, a -a Little Rock, Ark.