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The Lower Coast Gazette
Germans Claim Advance-Berlin Says
Attacks to South of Newport Suc
coed-Seize Blockhouses in
Argonne Forests.
Amsterdam, via London.--Both the
Ilandelsblad and the Telegraaf report
that the Germans have evacuated
. Paris.-The following official com
munication was issued here:
..,. "In Belgium, according to the latest
,dvices, there is nothing to report in
.' 4be region of Nieuport or Dixmude,.
 *, Oar left wing the enemy has
directed violent attacks against the
tront of t'4 British troops and on the
, two batl of the Labassee Canal
4 without obtaining any success.
'1"T~~~er h been a recrudescence of
s ctivity thr'eglon of Rheims and
ozlbs heighlbt the Meuse at the
eouth ot Fresneson-Woevre."
. Brn, via London. - An official
Li.telmsmt issued by the German army
'general headquarters says:
"OCt attacks to the south of Nieu
j'poft and to the east of Tpres are
~ eg e l co0ntinudd. Eight
ld.lda and 00 British soldiers
¢ 61z961ben eaptured.
:'.'"It tAMgo~ap e forest our troops
Sbwe =OEtpled. several blockhouses
pointe of support.
Up the northwest of Verdun the
attacked without success. In
of the western wair
ei stera arena the
ed.. ',
aý- 4*ýo ifo s soad eighty.
ý ;. mona board the Russian
teug were killed when the
aMe men torpedoed and
Saai harbor, r$
e usay e he'e heard that
a French destroy.
t'Wth the a r
the ldian Ocean
4·ighe. :she sunk a scora
sk. t nlt the iao
lt ort,
isat Ikn
i! `i~~tbwi~1*jlea~
,p · 4h.·~
Count von Bernatofff, German am
bassador to Washington, Is untiring in
his efforts to convince the Americans
of the righteousness of Germany's
oause in the war.
Gene. De Wet and Byers Lead Second
Revolt Against British Rule-Pro
test Agaisdt England.
New York.-All the nations engaged
in the mighty struggle in Belgium and
the north of France are silent as to
actual happenings in that battle
scarred zone. So far as known there
has been little progress on either side,
but from accounts filtering through
from various sources this stern en
gagement, which has been going on in
cessantly for several days, may be
characterized as the fiercest of the
whole war.
Thousands upon thousands of Ger
man re-enforcements have been added
to the great masses of troops endeavor
ing to force their way to the northern
ports of France.
It is said this ceaseless pushing for
ward of vast bodies of German soldiers
is .br eireot -order of .the emperor,
,pye is fixed on England, against
,an early campaign is considered
the .ssibillties, provided a
S -b can be tnA upo Jwhich
strongly re.enforded and among the
new. troops at the front are the Brit
ish Indians, who, according to all ac
counts, have been bearing themselves
Pighting in Russia Is at a Standstill.
OppoLing Poroes Are in Contat
Over a Wide ,Area.
oi .-º wireless from Berlin
t.ioiiy pestated tn Vienna that
tete ,idtf war the Aus
°'ar 10; with strong Oer
,are tbt*id in an almost
mnbr in froit- eitondIns from the
northbsr slopes of the eastern Carpa
thia. across the Stary Samhbbr to
the eiiastern region before the Prsemysl
fortres and along the' lower San
through Polish Welshaell and into the
- r engaging the main
forcd" of Russians, who have brought
Into the field their Caucasian, Siberian
OA, ` Resta.- troops.
e Austro.lungar an coldmn ad-.
v5dori . across the Carpathians have
strong hostile ioorces. Mid
dle 9iclIa. Both sides occupy strong
Spositions and the battle
IS k standitill,
r ,g sroge. s ' to
tl *, the Vbthii In the dis
Ivangorod a.na Warsaw.
`~ .,t Sthre S ,lave C o .victed o. Mur,
S+of lerancis l rdinand--Will
S e i "en"tbe ein eit Week.
do.-Adibpteh to the fR
: t - ;Pf. r!ind from(r
$5i the assassr w ansd
v s, and 2 4s acomplices
5iI ·i~n
Newspapers Have Dwelt Upon His
Gorman Relations-In 1905 Prince
Visited United States in Com
mand of British Squadron.
London.-Prince Louis of Batten
berg, about whom there has been
much gossip because of his Austrian
origin, has resigned his position as
first sea lord of the admiralty. No
open charges have been made against
him, but a nespaper campaign against
his holding such a high command is
thought responsible for his withdrawal.
Announcement of Prince Louis' res
ignation was made in the court circu
lar, which stated that the prince had
been received in audience by the king
on relinquishing his appointment.
Although born in Austria, Prince
Louis came to England as a boy and
was naturalised in 1868, when he was
only 14 years old. Twenty-three years
later he was promoted to a captaincy
and after another 13 years became a
rear admiral. He was appointed first
sea lord in 1912, a few years after his
visit to America.
Beside the fact that he was born in
Austria, the chief argument his oppo
nents made against him was that he
is the brother-in-law of Prince Henry
of Prussia, who holds a somewhat sim
ilar command In the German navy.
There were rumors some time ago
that Prince Iouis had been confined
in the Tower 91 London. These reports
gained little' serious consideration,
however, but the authorities deemed it
expedient that he should appear more
in public instead of confining himself
to the admi~ty, where, since the out
break of the °iar, he had been work
ina night eaf day directing the 6trat
egy. of the uivy. He was considered
one of the 4iWst noted strategists of
Botha Takes Field Against Rebels.
Battle Front of . Miles-Rebel
Positions Captured.
London.-Official announcements by
the South African government reveal
the fact that Great Britain has a real
war on her hands in that part of the
world. The seriousness of the Boer
rebellion is shown by the announce
ment made by the official press bu
reau of ther war office in London that
Gen. B6tha himself has taken comrn
mand of British troops in the field, and
that he is pursauni the rebels under
Gen'. e5rs; wh6 was formerly comr
mandei of the pterenment forces.
A dispatch from Capbtown reports a
battle along a front extendlng three
miles, lt which the Btlsh stormed the
rebel defenses and with the aid of ar
tillery captured their positions, but
the rebel forces themselves escaped.
The story of this fighting is pain.
ftlly reminiscent of that which oc
cured 15 ydrs ago; when the Boersi
although greudy inferior in Iumbers,
outmaneuvered the British at all.points
and strained the resources of the em
pire to snbdue' them.
The account states tle advance was
so rapid that a few of the enemy and
several horses were captured. The
main body of the rebels, however, got
away; they bhaving removed their guns
prsuii by q. BDptha of his former
cosmead#.I ·it eas states that the Br*
lso trppsm iassue Into toqchi *lth a
rebel commain 9t at REuteinbut . In
the pursut iti auiylthe whole day (Gen.
sotha has a,-eteed SO ftlly armed
rebels an; e's erl wbunded. The pur
slut is tiu proceeting .
It is' T41api-trePorted that C61.
ime, wlosO treachery started the r
Anriles de Wet Is in command of
the Genrail forces. No ,ofglatl an
i ivaun by the GI qms a ao the a
Staguese oblono o Agoea but the Por
tuguese aiste' hirp says that asuc a
movement t.a+ o m be srfrmidsing.
'"ot~Sr 5:5. makis:g every pp.
station to 4 te oqlor*
a.. Wa ust e ..
Dr. Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach
and his wife, who was bertha Krupp,
are the proprietors of the famous
Krupp gun and armor .foactory which
supplies the kalser's anmy with arms
and ammunition. It is said 46,000 men
are constantly employid In the .ao.
"A Massacre, Not a Fight," Is the Way
Correspondents Describe Battle
in West Flanders.
London.-The lurid glare of burning
bushes, with shadowy- figures lined
faintly against a background of smoke,
working like demons in an inferno of
their own creation; the spiteful rattle
of machine guns; the roar of bursting
shells; the impact of driven bayonet
against human flesh and bone; the
cries of wounded; shouts of triumph;
shrieks of despair; rivers running red
with blood, through heaped up piles of
dead-this is the battle of Flanders, as
London pictures it from the brief but
hasty details telegraphed from the
fighting front.
"A massacre, not a fight; a butch.
ery, a shambles," such are the.phrases
used over and over by orrespondents
endeavoring to give an inkling of the
events of this bloodies tbattle of the
war. "No quarter is agked and none
is given. It is the battiof the bayo
nets." A
Belgian "gesmeantedidrt been deci
mated to a third of their former light
ing strength; British troops stand grim
and dogged in the face of fearful loss;
gallant Frenchmen shout with the lust
of combat, and opposed to them in the
sublime p!aqdeaur of death the solid
ranks of Girzmas march unswerving
ly against a wlfhierng fire and literally
bestrew the landscape with their
corpses. There is no chance to bury
the dead or care for wounded: the
ground they lie on is harrowed and
furrgwed over and over by the spay
ing ballets of mitralleuses and the
.tearing ragments of bursting shrap
And.out of the chaos there looms
one fact from which England at home
may extract some comfort. The Ger
mans seem to be stopped.
Channel Ports Safe for a Time-Losses
on Both Sides Arp Heavy,
As Battle Rages.
London.-The German raid on the
channel ports, as it is called here,
seems to have been checked for the
time being, or, at any rate, the Ger
mans have made little, If any, prog
res since they crossed the Yser canal.
They,. however, are still pushing with
all the forces fat their command, and
are meeting with stubborn resistance
from the French, British and Belgian
Losses on both sides continue .pro
portionate to the fierceness of the bat
tie, which means that they are greater
than those in any battle since war was
declared, 'now nearly three mohths
Along the coast, where the allies are
assisted by French and British war.
ships,.they apparently have more thin
held .thelr own, and after inflicting
heavy losses, on the. Germans have
compelled theni to try for an opeiing
farther Inlend. Up until recently the
allies bad been forced to give way at
some .olts, but now, a.cordlag to
the ep~aoh offlcial comena latIon,
they hiave helAd their posltions at every
point from the mouth of the Yaer to
the Lens distrMt and agaytn have ad
ranced betwen Ypres and Roulers
Univerity Appeals.
St. Louis.--4It. Louis University, uls
iit-~atbeneSiary of the will of Jams
ca-uti, th relwsy.womote, iled
to of appeal againslt be action e
lhgebate cofart in revokgl the title
t the merasatie Trust Company as
'i appointinktidbn L. LeahydRmian
tpatb pemdina Iltigation over the wil.
ag r ly who eomesande the
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estern Newspaper Union News Service.
Alexandria.-Twenty-.five delegates
representing nine parishes in Louis
iana were here to attend the Louisi
ana branch of the Southern Cotton
Growers' convention held in the city
hall. Hon. Paul M. Potts of Natchi
toches, presided; Hon. W. L. Foster,
of Caddo, was secretary.
On motion each delegate was called
on to state the sentiments of the
farmers in his community relative to
cotton planting for next year. and it
was the unanimous expressiop of all
of them that cotton planting be en
tirely eliminated for 1915.
A resolution was unanimously
passed memorialising the governor to
convene the legislature in special ses
sion to pass laws looking to the elimi
nation of cotton for 1915.
The next meeting will be held in
Monroe, La., three weeks hence. In
the meantime, an effort will be made
to organize in every parish.
Delegates were here from Caddo,
Bossier, Rapides, Grant, Jackson,
Natchitoches, Sabine, Webster, West
Adopt Resolutions Requesting Gov.
Hall to Call a Special Session.
Rayville, La-A% mass meeting of
larmers and business men was held
here to discuss ways and means to
relieve the financial depression due to
the low price of cotton.
G. L. Cumpton acted as chairman.
T. J. Coenen was elected secretary.
Interesting talks were made by
prominent farmers and bankers, and
everyone was urged to hold his cotton
for a better price.
After discussion of the situation,
it was moved and seconded that a pe
tition be sent to Governor Hall, ,ask
ing him to call a special session of
the Legislature to take some action
towar relieving the present diatreft.
This petition was signed by about 100
The meeting went on record as fa
voring rmising no cotton in 1916, but
instructed our representative to be
guided by other states when the ques
tion came up before the legislature.
Offered No Resistance and Asked For
Food immediately.
Western Newpaper Union News Service.
Shreveport.--Albert E. Oliver, al
leged railroad bandit, " who escaped
from a Pullman car near Marthaville,
was captured at the South Mansfield
railroad station Tuesday night as he
attempted to board a train.
He was recognised by Ogden He
bert, son of the South Mansfield mar
ahal, from the description tfurnished'by
the officers at Marthaville.
When taken into custody Oliver did
not offer any resistance. He had sac
ceeded in breaking the shackles loose
trem each other, but was unable to
remove the tetters Irom his legs. They
were fastened In a manner not to SI-,
pede his walking.
Oliver stated that he had sifered
o ii effects from his Jump from the
train Sunday night. He was very
hunly and asked for food as soon as
taken. The prisoner was placed in
the Masfileld Jail for the night, ped
iag removal tO New Orleans, where
he is wanted to answer a charge of
conspiracy to rob the Louisville &
Nashville raSrad train, September
29, 1918.
No Compuleory Vaolnation.
EBaton Rouse.-There will be no
more compulsory vacciation of chIl
dren attdading public schools of Lutie
liana in the manner that it has bedn
enforced in the past. An opfalon
from Attorney General I. 0. Ples
mat advises that there Is no. law a*
thorisig the general vnaocination of
school children. Superintendent of
Schools Harris hai asked the opinion
sat he is now, notifyin members of
the parish school boards, parish super
tintendents nahd teachers of the ruling
by Mr. Pleasat. Mr. Pleasant held
thai chldten can in forcibly vaccf
mated only when mallpox prevals.
Fl Reunion After 16 Yeara,
the irst time in
t...id Ms. 10. I, Howe of Mo.
M 4 7 a resident o
; Soauo a hma
BY ATTORNF'. .; -,
Western Newspaper Unlon New` re
New Orleans.-ilt; w.ere t
seph E. Generelly, . ,,., Orrl,
ber of the state nrovbe coma .a,
takes issue with .'atJr' .y Generat
Ruffin 0. Pleasant, ;,iat the road is
now clear for the commission to go
ahead and act, pointing out that the
devolutive appeal still pending before
the Supreme Court will call for a de
cision on the constitutional questions
involved, whereas the suspensive
mandamus was only aimed to stop ope
"Personally, I doubt the advisabil
ity of attempting to resume opera
tions until this devolutive appeal has
been passed upon and finally settled
by the supreme court," said Mr. Gen
erelly. "Suppose we should go ahead
and, after doing a large amount of
work and spending a large portion of
the $20,000 appropriation, the 6u
preme Court should declare the act
unconstitutional? I am simply suppos
ing, but this is my personal view."
Weetera Newspaper Union News Service.
Shreveport. - Eighteen parishes
have completed all details and
are on the way to the ninth
annual State Fair at Shreve
port, which opens November 4 ant
continues until the 11th, inclusive.
These parishes are entered in compe
tition for the $1,000 award offered-by
tnhe fair association for the ten best
exhibits representing each addtional
parish, with the exception of one par
ish, Caddo, which, although having an
excellent and praiseworthy display is
debarred from cpPpetition by the
The parishes to be represented and
whose displays will be installed in
thd agricultural building, according
to the revis6d and final list submitted
by Secretary Brueggerhoff at the State
Fair offices, is as follows:
Caddo, whose exhibit was installed
and arranged by A. J. Scott of Green
wood; Baton Rouge, arranged by the
Baton Rouge Livestock Agricultural
Fair association, Baton Rouge, La.;
Bossier, Bossier parish fair, \Plain
Dealing, La.; Claiborne, through the
Claiborne Parish Fair association,
Homer, La.; De.Soto, De Soto Palish
Fair association, Mansfield, La.; Liv
ingston, Livingston parish fair, Walk
er, La.; Morehouse, Morehouse parish
fair, Bastrop, La.; Calhoun, North
Louisiana camp meeting fair, Calhoun,
La.; Richland, Richland parish fair,
Rayville, La.; Sabine, Sabine parish I
fair, Many, La.; Donaldsonville, South
Louisiana Fair association, Donald
sonville, La., Tangipahos, Tangipahoa
parish fair, Hammond; Terrebonne,
Terrebonne parish tair, Houma, La.;
Union, Union parlsh fair, larmerville,
La.; Vernon, Vernon parish fair, Lees
illle, 14.; Webster, Webster parish
ifir, Minden, La.; Point Coupee, Point
Coupee parish fair, New Boads,aLa.;
Lncolan, Lincoln parish fair, Ruston,
Caldwell parish, whose fair is held
t Columbia, La., whose officers have
previously expressed the intention of
particifpating in the State Fair, has
not completed the final arrangements
for their. exhibit, yet it is hoped they
will be heard from within a day or
two and that their exhibit is being,
prepared for installation.
Expect Very Short Crop.
Lockport.-The unfavorable weather
of the past few weeks has not been
conduclve to the ifull development of
the stalks of the cane crop, which is
also badly afected by the borers, and
it now looks as if the crop would be
much shorter thau was expected.
Grindinlg Season Starts.
St. James, l .--e grinding sea
son was iLagurated here Monday.
The sugar factory on the Weham
plantation of Keller & Poche is now in
afull blastu
Postal Deposits Show a Gain.
Baton Roauge.-Postal savings de
posits received by the Baton Rouge
poet omee sineoo January 1 increased
86 per cent over the same period of
last yer, acording to the report of
Postmuaster Sam Y. Watson.
i. and N. to Bulid Cars,
New Orleans.-The Louisville and
Nuahville, It was announced Wednes.
1ad,b!b prchased 1,000 undertrames,
to uqtd for ears to be bullt in the
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
New Orleans.-Plans for the exhi*
.-Jtion of every variety of citrus
fruits grown in this state on Louist
ana Orange Day, November 17, were
discussed Wednesday afternoon at a
meeting of the exhibition committes,
which was named at a recent confer
once of the land and immigration bu
reau of the Association of Commerce
and the Orange Growers' Association.
This committee is comprised of L.
C. Spencer, chairman; Dr. C. C. Buck
and W. T. Ritter, E. L. Gladney, chair
man of the land and immigration bu
reau, is at the head of the executive
committee in charge of all details of
the program for Louisiana Orange
At the meeting it was decided to dis
tribute Louisiana oranges among all
of the delegates to the convention of
the National Brewers' Association,
which will be assembled in New Or
leans at that time, and to prepare at
tractive displays for the railroad sta
tions, hotel lobbies and shop windows.
Every effort will be made to have a
predominating color scheme of orange
and green throughout the city, so that
the visitors will be impressed with
the fact that oranges are really grown
in Louisiana.
A feature of the day will be the dis
tribution of hundreds of boxes of
oranges by a score or more of young
women. They, as well as the oranges,
will be specially selected for beauty,
so that the distribution will make an
attractive scene that will serve to 44
vertise the day throughout the coo
try. The girls will be stationed at
some central point, and the announce
ment that oranges are to be given
away is expected to draw a large
crowd. Such a scene will appeal' to
the moving picture men, who will be
asked to furnish the exchanges with
films that will be shown in other
Governor Hall has been asked to
officially designate November 17 as
Louisiana Orange Day, and the pro
gram committee is working out a pro
gram that will be in keeping with the
Louisiana Commission Preparing PeF
Representation at Exposition.
Western Newspaper Uton News Senrie.
New Orleans.-Justin I. Denechan ,
head of theLoulsiana Exposition Com
mission, returned to New Orleans
Wednesday from San Francisco,
where he selected and dedicated last
Thursday the site for the Louisiana
building in the pavilion section of the
great Panama-Pacific International
Exposition grounds. The state flag
was raised on the building site by lit
tle Lucy Anderson, a native of this
state and daughter of Thomas H. An
I derson, president of the Louishana
Society of California. The ceremonies
followed a luncheon by the exposition
directorate to Mr. Denechand and 4
review of the troops at the Presidio ia
his honor.
As the representative oft Loulsiaa
Mr Denechaud was paid the highest
honors by the exi)osition muanagement.
He was met at Oakland by a commit
tee. The harbor of San Franciseo was
illuminated in his honor and he was
escorted from the train to his hotel
by a long automobile procession. That
night he was entertained at a banquet
given by the Louisiana Society of Call
tornia. The following morning Mr.
Denechaud oficidally called on the ex
position officers and was their guest
at luncheon. Following the luncheos
two regiments of troops were review
ed in his honor.
Asks Cut in Railway Tax.
%Baton Rouge.--Claiming thait it s
losing money and that it has haied
to declare a dividend in twent
years, the Pontchartrailn Railroad @1
New Orleans Bled suit in the District
Court to compel the State Board et
AtPpraisers to lower its assessmest
from $175,000 to 123,000. The petition
says the railroad is paysia out aill
makes to improve its roadbed awl
Another Delay in Probe Case.
Baton RBouge.--An appeal from the
decision of Judge Erunot in the But
ton suit against the Sitate Probe Com
mission was granted by' the Distriel
FCdrt upon applicastion of Walter
Eder, attorney for Sutton. The 1e.
turn date for the appeal was set tor
November 18.
Judge Brunot last week dismissed
the suit, after the case had been ub
mitted on the ortginal sseas. Atteo
ney Elder and Judge Gilbert L. Di
#rled sa~UpI 5Ma tt5!7p $ . s i

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