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Churchill Refuses to Explain Recent
Naval Maneuvers on Ground That .
Time Is Not Ripe Yet.
Credit Good.
London.-Both houses of parliament
adjourned until the new year. The
house of lords will reassemble Jan. 6,
but the house of commons not until
Feb. 2. thy ttle
David Lloyd-George, chancellor of 1ittl
the exchequer, and Winston Churchill,
first lord of the admiralty, reviewed
respectively the status of the country's
fiances and of the navy to the house PET
of commons.
Each presented a cheerful picture of
the condition of the branches of gov- Russ
ernment over which they preside. The to
chancellods statement on the bubscrip
'tion to the largest war loan ever float
ed, which had been eagerly awaited,
said the loan had been oversubscribed. betw
He said there were nearly 100,000 ap- vo
plications for the bonds, a large propor- atco
tion of them for small amounts, and pat
added that the small subscribers hci
would be given preference.
Mr. Lloyd-George estimated that an e
$20,000,000,000 worth of good foreign Gen
securities were held in Great Britain aGen
at the beginning of the war, while the t Ge
aesets of the country were estimated hi
at knother $65,000,000,000, and that the
country's credit was nearly $90,000,000.
M.9r. Churchill's most persistent crit
_ i. d A.dmiral Lord Charles Beresford, re- Kenl
titrer. wanted explanations of the re- sca
o=at naval management, but Mr. e
hurchill declined to give them on the est
' Iground that the time would not be ripe Dui
until kSll the factors could be discussed. bur
Importance, According to PR
 "Report from Paris.
Pl is:.-The -ollowing official com- Gel
 ui~ation was issued here:
e.verything has been calm. There
It nothing to report." ,
Earlier the following communication I
wa issued:
"The slackening of the artillery, fire me
. " the enemy was noted all.along the in
'Ui . Two Infantry attacks directed me
against the heads of bridges which we to
lied thrown down on the right bank of
I Tier, to the south of DMlmude, m
,me easily repulsed. tO
"There was no other engagement on sm
f'' '''ift of the front in Belgium, and
.asrspu the Olse, nor was there any
. aion O ,theAlame or in ChampBgne
SNo0tbi he Us, Rheims was rather vio
lutl b6atbded gdurimu the time that
.a ti of journalists from neutrtl th
were .making a visit to the
thie Argone some infantry at- De
b re4tsitedin f the loss sand thenth thet
e asat ocertain trenches. The
(ane elaget I this fighting never et.
, d~lbattaion. The sitond lost
ud~ ns atrtaken was never more than a
ShaMt of the Meuse and a
~ g~oge there isnothing to re- l
Opq t, sBelgimn haveseen
r for A while, According to
Oqf* man guns in Bel
.heen silenced or the mo
tn gas were made by the
tie nanders-theatr. -oB
were they to the new de
ve movement being launched by
ito destroy the invading army
oidrive it 'from Bellumz lthat the
4 shuich war .sflceideemed it best in
4'rlt 4 1ia enOtaneuaent this aer b
ton rwoi~thold thelbcaitt of their
t~She official statement
' V :*ta that "In the north the
diminashed In intensity
ad tn fanstry attack was directed
eU a lines, which made sliht t
at certain points,"
T~ there has been tetrrile aght- *
f In the er9th-flghtiu q sumch a
that na defnite srault It
iti tomr e dsy--Is indicated by ,
reports which hias reached
I- ul prevlousotions of 4
tihstemncd stages of the corn
~ anns ef saow e repotoed
IWus r "Pund,
f torhe of trm
- -pi~
1 :Ii h
Off ;, }l"~
} y x4{ .
Marie Adelaide, grand d'uchess of
Luxembourg, has the world's sympa*
thy because of the way in which her
little realm has been overrun by a
Russia Brings Up Additional Troops claim
to Help Out in Poland-Germans on t
Admit Check. Lowi
London.-The battle in the region crow
between the Vistula and Warta rivers, Crac
in Poland, appears to have turned in ered
favor of the Russians. A special dis- tribu
patch from Petrograd to Paris says man'
the Russian army already has won a Of
decisive victory. While this may be circl
an exaggeration, both the Russian and of tl
German official reports suggest that Pola
Gen. von Hindenburg's second thrust eral
at Warsaw has been checked. give
Grand Duke Nicholas, commander-in- "I
chief of the Russian forces, for two victa
days in succession has recorded par- Pet!
tial successes, and now the German pres
general staff says the arrival of Rus- en I
sian re-enforcements has postponed a 000.
decision. "4
Both sides have expressed the great- alob
est confidence in the outcome. Grand spoi
Duke Nicholas and Gen. von Hinden- plat
burg heretofore have been so success- mal
ful in their strategy that their adher- lery
I ents look upon them as almost un- "]
beatable. tall
" Germans Bring Up Reserves and Big rot
Guns in Hopes of Cutting Through vel
Allies' Line. a d
- out
n 'London. -While undertaking im- ber
mense tasks in the east, the Germans, pas
according to all accounts, are prepar- sid
ing to launch another offensive move- fici
ment in the west. Just where this is
re to be is known by the general staff
alone. It is believed here they will
make another effort, to get through to
the French coast and perhaps at the Bu
same time try, to force the line of
French fortresses in the Arrgonne re
e. The Germans have been violently
i0- bombarding Ypres in Flanders, Sois- I
at sons on the Aisne and Rheims, while Bu
they have been attacking in force In the
e the Argonne region. The French claim thi
the Argonne assaults have . been re- tw
it pulsed, while' the Germans say that clh
le they have been gaining ground stead- mi
bep t. .of
tit The 'ermang during the past three no
it days are reported, in information from wi
aI northof Flanders, to have brought up sh
80,000men and more than ±00 guns for
d a finat effort to clt through'the :llies' th
re line before winter shall have. set in,; w
bringigh t4, an end. extensive ppera-, tb
tions-dn this front. H
Constantinople 8ay .That English c)
Forces Have Been Defeated.
. Battle Near Port Said. B
London.- Reuter's 'Cdnstantinople 'i
e correspondent in a dispatch sent by ci
way of Berlin gives.thei following oftl. b
dial Tprkish statement: - . . ' 'c
"The Turkish troops have .reached a
by the Sties Canal. In fighting near El= E
KY Kantara the English suffered heavy b
he losses.and took fight." - O
Elkantara is a. port on the right s
- bank bf the caal about 5 miles south
Sof Port ~aid.
oat Reutefs Amsterdam correspondent S
the 1
ty"An otfficial Constantinople telegram -
ted says the Turkish'ocruiser Hamidish yes. a
ght terday bombarded and destroyed the 5
Russian petroleumn depots and wireless
ht. station at Taupse near Novorrossky
S(on the'Black Sea).
I "A heavy battle, lasting nine hours,
by occurred along the ShatEI-Atab River I
hed (this river empties into the PBrstan
sof Gulf and forms part of the boundary I
ac between the Persian and Turkish do- I
Cm . dlare thinoieds), between the britiuh
iand T-rkish troops. British losses
ted were very heavy. Captured bitish I
te soditSi deel firJe. wounded includded
Sthe British commandear.
Russia Mlmes Black tSe .
.p .Et.ragt .-It . was oicially an
mn epunced bIie the nRnslan littoral of
iO places 41 uhile ost tm the me.coast.
sur Shipa are absolutiaely foarba to sail
Wt alht tn go put ao R ussl Ba
rp~u I:. -'- '.
-e) ,' -i
,~a¶ ~ baT~b~W berhtk**as
the ~BI:n
Berlin Says Battle Has Not Been De
cided Yet-Report Says Two Ger
man Army Corps Are Now
London.-The Russian general staff
still is withholding details of the vic
f tory which all other dispatches from
1 Petrograd say the Russians have won
r over German forces that penetrated
Poland. The official report simply
says the battle continues to develop
to the advantage of the Russians and
that the Germans are trying to extri
cate themselves from an unfavorable
position. *
The Germans, on- the other hand,
s claim they have inflicted heavy losses
on the Russians between Lodz and
The reported failure of the German
n crown prince's army to advance on the
s, Cracow-Czenstochowa front is consid
in ered by these military critics as con
s* tributing to the checking of the Ger
rs mans.
a Official advices received in Russian ti
oe circles in London declare that the rout s
id of the German and Austrian forces in y
at Poland has been complete. The gen- t
est eral staff, however, is not yet able to a
give any details of this fighting.
In- "It is now clear that the Russian
vo victory in Poland is decisive," 'says the "
ir- Petrograd correspondent of the Ex
Ba press. "The number of prisoners tak
Is- en by the Russians is estimated at 50,
a 000 C
"The Germans have begun a retreat
at- along the entire front," the corre
nd spondent continues, "and in many
an- places the fight is a disordered rout, a
8s- marked by the abandonment of artil
er- lery, Maxims and transports. '
an- "Berlin meanwhile is beginning to e
talk about repulsing Russian attacks,
whic h a subtle method of announ
H"ing tht the German troops are on the
It is said in Petrograd. that one, if
Big not two German corps are almost en
h veloped, and that they are making
a desperate effort to fight their way
out to the north. Already a large num
im- ber of prisoners are reported to have
ms, passed through Warsaw. This is con
par- sidered in London to confirip unof
we- ficial reports
M to:
Bulwark Detsoroyed off Sheerness, 85 he
Miles from London--Over 700 all
.ivps Lost. ha
London,-The British battleship go
Bulwark was blown up and sunk in tol
the estuary of Medway river, where Pa
the latter flows into the Thames. Be
tween 700 and 800 men were lost, in
cluding Capt. Guy Bolater, her com- TI
mander, and all her officers. Only 14
of the crew were saved. It is an
nounced officially that the explosion
was interior and originated in the
ship's magazine.
The disaster is the most appalling
the British navyr has suffered.in the m
, war. It is even more of a shock than R,
the los -of the Aboukir, Cressy and m
Hogue at the hands of a single sub
marine in the North Sea, for the Bul- bi
wark was destroyed from witlfin-de- fr
stroydd utterly and instantly.' The .tr
men aboard her had not a fighting tU
i chance for their lives. . :
SThe band was playing aboard the it
Bulwark. Near her were 'anchored
e several other ships. The morning was v
y calm, and but for the presence of the w
battleship swinging at her anchor
.chains there was nothing to suggest b
d anything but peace.. Alongside the r
1 Bulwark was a ligher. From it were tl
y being loaded over the side of the 16,- t
000-ton battleship ,lresh ammunition I
Lt stores for her 12-inch and 6-inch guns. t
h SBadenly a terrific explosion oc
curred in the bowels of the ship. A
it great cloud of smoke arose, envelop
ing the Bulwark and shutting her from
m sight. A great white flash of fire I
. -streaked through the black veil; the
ie smoke cloud thickened and rolled out
3 ward and upward.
c The great black curtain spread, and I
as it spred it began to lt. Whenthe a
s, spot which had been the Bulwark's I
r berth finally was visible, a maelstrom,
r of turbulent waters was all that mark- (
ry ed the anchorage. The debris littered .
Lo- the surface of the stream. The Bull.
sh wark.was gone with all on board ex
es cept: the few mangled and struggling
sh formsin the water. She sank in three
ed minutes from the time .of 4the explo
' Amerloan War Victim..
.- Losdon.-The first graduate of an
f America' college to'be a victim of
ny the war Is LieUt. GeOrge Williamson,
St. who belpe s to the duke of Wellint
all ton n regimnt. r. Williamson's
lO uw .ae aed the e tt ualty list as
A ebE those dying d o o tb e resulalts of
'er i '`it`s fln We emiliAt
.f .
y ýý} Z;. Yý.
Jerome K. Jerome, the noted Eng.
Ilsh author and playwright, now in
this country, thinks.the war will last
eighteen months or possibly three
years. It will not end, he ays, until
the British army marches into Berlin,
and after that there will be peace for
three centuries.
Congress Decides Step Will be Taken shor
When Necessary,- Mobiliza-. Loui
tion Order Given. awa
London.-A dispatch from Lisbon the
says that the Portuguese congress de- schc
cided that Portugal should q-operate deni
with the allies when it co fders the yen
step necessary. The minister of war P
will issue a decree for partial mobil ter
ization. Mal
Pahl.-The t}il6tang' dfiCial coMa
munication was issued hee:a
"It has been relatively quiet. hat
"There has been intermittent can- Brt
nonading on the front and a few at
tacks in the Argonne, which have all Me
been repulsed."
. The official statement given out in Par
Paris says that, generally speaking, 01y
the situation showed no changes of DN
importance. The text of the commun- fo
Ication follows:
"Along the greater part of the front Da
the enemy manifested his, iactivity, La
particularly by an .intermittent 'can- Av
nonade. Nevertheless,. .there were
here and there some infantry attacks,
all of which were repulsed. As we .
have come to expect, these attacks to
were .particularly violent in the. Ar. no
gonne, where we gained some terri- Te
I tory, and in the rekion of Four-de to
e Paris. to
Battle Rages More Fiercely in Cad.r
Scasus Regiont-Turks Thrown Back
in Direction of Erzerum. 'cl
g Petrograd-The following announce- m
e. ment from the general staff of the
a Russian army in the Caucasus was
Id made public here:
b: "In the region of Erserum we throw
dl- back the jrurks on the whole of the c
e. front and forced them hurriedly to re
.e treat.. Our troops are still pushing of
ig them, energetically.
."There is no change in the situation' st
e in the othbr regions."
id "From Karakilissee to Alashgerd
as valley some engagements took place, n
2e with results favorable to us.
or "Ii .the .Persian ' province of A er
st baljan the Turks were defeated insthe
he region of Khanasur Pass. and also in
re the passes leading from Dilman, in e
,. the direction of Kotur. In these en-*a
on gagements the Russian troops cap.
Is. tured some Turkish artillery."
re England Says Prison Riot was not
he Caused by Poor Food But De-'
ut- sire to Eacape.
London.-The Manchester Guard
nd lan,' referring to the rioting in the.j
he alien detention camp' on the Isle of
k's Man, in- which five prisoners were
om killed and twelve wounded, says this
rk- outbreak was due not merely to dis
red .content with the food and treatment
lu- given, but was part of a desperate
ex plan of the prisoners to escape from
Inn the camp with the ultimate hope of
roe seizing a" vessel in the harbor and
plo- making their way to some neutral'i
German Submarine Rammed.
8" London.-The secretary of the ad*
of miralty 'announces that the German
ion, submarine boat U-18, reported off
LD' the miorth coast of Scotland was
a's rammed by a British patrolling vessel
Sand s mindereOdere
oApter Sina EBatt PrQbable.
-o 4ied ti nd German
V i~Ssels are tin tpte bif the Ura
oeas~''- coat a t is probable.
i a.,l- nlti s tea-ni*IPO. tpa, boun~
Events in Lou lana
Western Newspaper Union News Service. Western
Mdnroe, La.-J. T. Watson of Gur- New
don, Ark., who shot and killed J. C. operat
Chevallon of New Orleans, was prac- starte(
tically freed on the charge of murder islatux
when the coroner's jury at midnight at its
reported a verdict of self-defense and them
ordered his release on $5,000 'bond. 25 per
The fact that the coroner's jury re- per ce
ported self-defense and ordered a nation
small bond for the slayer indicates a that 1
belief that conviction would be im- able 1
possible. to for
According, to testimony at the coro- clear
ner's inquest, Chevallon was intoxicat- A 'I
ed and often had threatened the life ested
of Watson. The shooting ocurred on will I
the depot platform at 7. o'clock soon
Wednesday night. In the afternoon, quest
It was testified, Chevallon told a for to
friend "He was going to get drunk ture,
m and have a hot time." It was testi- in Ja
t fied that Chevallon made a motion to as to
s draw a pistol on Watson at the depot, He
I1 but that Watson was too quick. He banki
i fired five shots.' One bullet went keep
f through Chevallon's head, entering was I
the left temple. Another shot shat- sessi5
tered the left shoulder. Chevallon cent.
lived about an hour and a half. He
Boys' Corn Club Winners. T
Baton Rouge.-Scholarships to the clear
short winter agricultural course of the E
Louisiana State University have been tenti
awarded to thirteen prize winners in bank
'n -the boys' corn clubs of the state. The all
e- scholarships include all expenses inci
dent to a two weeks' stay at the uni- s d
' versity for agricultural study. then
r Following are prize winners: Wal- ciati
ter Willis of Osborne, Rapides parish; tion
Mallard .Beasley, Ainwell, Catshoula
parish; Tullis Hatcher, East `Felici- B
ana parish; William Wardlow, Cous
hatta, Red River parish; Leonard Tral
Brown, Haile, Union parish; Crafton
al Meredith, Grayson, Caldwell parish;
Guy garnette, Arizona, Claiborne N
in parish; Leonard L. Dean, Montgom- 'gy
ery, Grant parish; Freddie Marchand, way
Dutchtown, Ascension parish; San- time
n. ford Davis, Walnut Hill, Vernon par- for
ish; Elmore Finley Walsh, 'jefferson fart
mt Davis parish; Guy Golden, Goodpine, dee
ty, La Salle parish; Harrison Pastor,. gag
n- Avoyelles parish.
are . _ por
ks, Road Asks Dismissal of Suit. wel
we Baton Rouge.-Claiming that. the in
ks Louisiana Railroad' Commission has for
Ar" no Jurisdiction in the. matter, the Be
ri. .Texas and Pacific Railroad in answerel.
de to the petition of fourteen Louisiana
iottonseed oil mills, asking the com-- be
fission to compel the road to refund big
them $170,000 in overcharges on cot
ton seed shipments, asked that the pie
suits of the mills ýe dismisqed. The ho,
railroad alleges that even it the com- pl1
' mission has jirisliCtiop, that pre
scription of one year from date of the pr
'claim, provided for suits against corm
c- mon carriers in Act No. 175 -of 1914, he
the -
Tas hibodaux Street Work Finished. ca
Thibodaux.-The street p.'idt beg th
ow gun the latter part of Jrne hias beem ge
the completed. About two-thirds. pf the ac
re- streets have been graveled. The price 'g(
ing of the work ha' been at the irate of tr
69 cents per square yard on: Ortain vi
lon streets and 76 cents on other steets, r
thus making the rate per mile in the as
erd neighborhood of $12,000.
Organize 8. A. W. C. Branch. pl
ter Baton Rouge.-Co-edi And alumnae .th
theof Louisiana State Upiversity'have ei
i organized a local braheh of the South- a
in ern Asociation of College Women ol
n- and elected the following officers: al
cp- Mrs. C. E. Coates, president; Miss N
SIrene Norwdod, vice president; and fi
Miss Ruth Bates, secretary-treasurer. fi
Farmer Killed From Ambush. a
Homer.-P. 'J. Sanders, farmer, liv- ft
iot ng about four miles north of Homer, c
was shot and instantly killed from a
ambush while driving to town with a
ard load of wood. He vas discovered ly- P
thei ing dead in his wagon about two
e of miles from here.
this Short Course in Agriculture.
dis- Monroe.-Secretary Smfith of the
ment Chamber of Commerce. hlas received
rate the pledges from a large numbef of
m farmers in Ouachita parish to attend
e of a short course of three or four days
li in agriculture to be held .under the I
Isupervision of Dr. W. R. Dodson, I
dean and director at Baton Rouge. I
Small Dairy Source of Revenue.
SShreveport-One source of revenue
rmn to the farmer which has but recently
o come to be appreciated in Louisiana
wais the small dairy. Corn being a gen
essel eral rop grasses of all kinds plenti
ifl and the by-products of cotton
Sseed, sugaiccsne and rice available, it
rman would seem that the opportunities
Ur n- would have long ago been recognized
bable. and developed espea~clally as the cit
boun les of Little Rockl Memphis, New Or
to .i leans, Nathes, Moared , Alexandria and
Shrevelost are ithin easy reach.
Western Newspaper Union News Serviee. Wester
New' Orleans.-Banks of the state, ShrE
operating under state charters, have betwe'
started a movement to induce the leg- return
islature to change the banking laws sas at
at t its next meeting, so as to permit tion, I
them to reduce their reserves from in bo4
25 per cent, as now required, to 1S being
per cent, the amount now required of Auton
national banks. It is also probable aided
that legislation may be asked to en- of col
able the state chartered. institutions hands
to form a ,clearing hqupe, which will Jr., a
clear checks for the entire state. applit
. A 'general conference of the inter- ThE
e ested banks has been suggested, and map I
will probably be held in .New Orleans Dalla
k soon to discuss the situation, and re- being
quest the governor to open the way shoWi
for the extra session of the legisla- S~hxe
k ture, which he is expected to convene' Th,
i. in January to change existing laws 'so aboul
:o as to give them relief. "Ti
Heretofore the state and national way,
[e banks have both been required to of sh
It keep reserves of 25 per cent This streti
g was reduced by Congress at its recent gurfa
,t. session for national banks to 18 per couni
in cent.. i ' mp
Heads of state institutions feel that the 1
they should be put on the same basis. 1, 19:
The movement to form a central shap
e clearing house for all the banks of wort
of the state is due to the announced in- rout(
en tention of the new federal reserve tile
In banks to act as a clearing house for of al
he all its members. This will put the be a
ci state institutions at a disadvantage, it
s- is declared, and may either force p
them'to join the federal reserve asso
al- ciations or accept checks for collec- Stop
; tion at a loss.'
us- the
rd Tract of Land Should Be Sold them ship
tin Under "Gentlemen's Agreement" stal
-- * La.,
me New Orleans.-B.. F. Yoakum, build- fact
)m- 'ei f railroads, with New Orleans al- ters
nd, ways the center of his plans and the
an- time, is in the city. The conference per
ar- for .the purpose, of bringing Belgiau IptE
fon farmers to Louisiana aroused his til
me, deepest interest, bit 'numerous en- bee
tor, gagements' prevented his attendance.
"I consider the idea of great im- RO
portance," said Mr. Yoakum.. "All
well posted agricultural'economists,
the in discusing the best ways and means Tw
has for co-operative farming, take the
the Belgian co-operative system as a mod
er el. The 'Belgians easly are the best 5
clas a'of farmers in the world. The me
work inaffgurated in Louisiana is a Un
mund big one, and deserves to be pushed as
Sto success, both from, a humanitarian opi
t viewpoint, taking care of worthy peeo re
the pe who' have suffered the loss of cal
The honmes and livelihood, as well as peo
om- pling this .section with able farmers, po
pre- who will become good citizens and tel
the producers. p1e
om' "The best method of getting them
914, here is i matter for the committee to
evolve, but it the organization formed
Id. can, in. systematic. manger, without by
be the injection of speculative features, ce
been get together 3,000,000 or 4,000,000
the acres of land that can. be sold under a
rice 'gentleman's. agreelpenit,' under' a
i of twenty years' contract, I think the P1
rtain victory can be won. The Belgians cr
sets, are home owners, and prefer to build tl
I the and own their homes rather than be- 35
come tenants:.
""The country west of 'the Mississip
pi river as far as the Rio Grande is
mnae .the best farming section of the Unit
have ed States today, with the cheapest
outh- and best lands for sale, and capable k
menof greater production per acre than h
ers: any soil. on the Western hemispher. za
Miss New Orleans should give the subject v
and fullest attention. The Gulf coast, a
urer. from New Orleans to Brownsville, o
can produce more hogs and ca.tle d
Sand more grain, cngilage and other
, liv- feed than any .other place ,In the
omer, country. Hog. and cattle industries
from are growing very 'rapidly. In less than
rIth a two years fully 250,000 head will seek
ed ly- packing houses each year. The Rio
Grande Valley now is shipping live
stock in train load lots, and the busi
nes is increasing by leaps and a
eived Louisiana Homes Association.
er of New Orleans.-- The Louisiana
ttend Homes Association was formed Satur
days day at a state-wide meeting. It pro
r the poses to provide homes in Louisiana
odson, for desirable farmers, and to go after
uge. Belgian war refugees as a starter.
e T. R. Van Cleve is Dead.
venue Shreveport.-T. R. Van Cleve, vice
,ently president of the Van Cleve Lumber
iiana Company of St. Louis, who has been
a gen- operating a mill at Gibsland, La., died
plenti- Tuesday morning at the Schumpert
otton sanitarium.
unities Order of Everett True.
gnized Shreveport.-A Shreveport branch
he cit- of the International Order of Everett
ow Or- True clubs has been formed and some
la and of the best known citizens of Shreve
ch Iport appear on its offilqial roster.
Western Newspaper Tnton News Service.
Shreveport.-The log of the road
between Dallas and Shreveport and
return compiled by the Texas, Arkan
sas and Louisiana Highway Associa
tion, has been completed, and is out
in booklet form. The road loge are
being distributed by the Shreveport
Automobile club, which organization
aided in its preparation. A number
of copies of .the log are now in the
hands of Secretary Andrew Currie,
Jr., and they will be distributed on
The booklet is very attractive, a
l map of the route from Shreveport to
Dallas taking in intermediate points,
being printbd on the cover. The log
shows that Dallas is 214.2 miles from
Shreveport by automobile road.
The log has the following to say
, about general road conditions:
"This being a newly laid-out high
11 way, all of the road is not in the best
o of shape. There are at present long
s stretches of heavy sand, and some un
,t surfaced black dirt road in Kaufman
r county. Bond issues will cover road
improvements in all counties along
Lt the route except Kaufman. By April
s. 1, 1915, this route ought to be in good
ti shape all the way, as construction
)f work is progressing rapidly. This
n. route traverses some of the most fet
re tile land in Texas, and all varieties
ir of agriculture and stock raising may
te be seen."
C- Stopping-in-Transit Right on Rough
Logs Given to Alexandria, La.
Wikºlngton.-The whdrawai 6o
the stopping-in-transit privilege on
em shipments of rough logs, staves and
stave bolts shipped into Alexandria,
La., and other points and there manu
d- factured and :reshipped to various an
al- terstate destinations, thus increasing '* '
nd the freight rates an average of 4efntt
Lge per 10ib pounds, was stispended by the
.aS Ipterstate Commerce Commhessin un-`
his til March 90. An investigatton hau
en- been,ordeted.
its, - _
ins Two Unmasked Men Hold Up Clerfr
the and Loot Registered Packets.
Lest Shreveport, La.-Two unmasked
the men held up the transfer clerk at the
sa Union depot mail station here early
bed Saturday morning, forcing . him to
ian open the safe, while they riled the
peo- registered mail, and made their es..
of cape.
peo- The robbery was done while the ds
pot police, baggage room edploye4s ,
and telegraph operator and other- e *
ployes were on duty at the station. :
eto Louisiana.Cotton Ginned. •
ed Baton Rouge.--The report sent out
e by William J. Harris, director of the
res, census, Department of Agriculttlre,
0aWashington, D. C., of the number of
er a bales of cotton ginned in the sevAtal
the parishes of Louisiana of the 1914
ins crop up to November 9, 1914, buzowgs
uld that on that date there had been 297r'
be- 356 bals ginned in the state, not
counting linters, as against 222,464 or
saip the same date in 1913.
.nit- Prominent Citizen a Suicide.
spest Shreveport.-W. B. Roberts, a well
able known citizen of Shreveport, shot
than hinself through the heart at his Dal
herz sell street..lome Tuesday, and sura
bject vived his wvound but a few minutes.
:oast, Mr.1Roberts was more than 65 years
ville, old. A widow and a number of chil,
:attle dren survive.
other- -- - - -
Sthe 'Plans a Great '.olding Company.
itries New Orleans.-Plans for the forms,
e tion of a holding company with a cap
Rio ital of $250,000 to remove 2,000,000
i bales of cotton from the market, was
blie discussed b~r the Southern Cotton.a&s
and sociatipn, according to Harvie Jordan,
president of the association.
Vivian Votes Waterworks Bonds.
a Vivian.-An election was held heier
satur- on the proposed $25,000 waterworks
tr- bond issue and the proposition cars
t prs ried by'a vote of 71 to 13. The is
sianf sessement voted for the proposition
ater was $113,305, and against it $15,94U.
Eludes Parents; Marries Girl.
, vice Shreveport.-Although an attempt
umber was made by the father of the bride
Sbeen to prevent the ceremony, Rev. A. A.
., died Hammond, pastor of the Midway Bay
impert tist Church, and Miss Grace Roarb,
20 years old, daughter of H. B. Rotcbh,
a well known dairyman of the Mana -
field road, were married, following d
branch sensational automobile drive from
Cverett Shreveport to Waskom, Tex., shortly
I some before noon Monday. The knot wad
ihreve- tied by Justice of the Peace 3. 3
roster. Bryson of Wascom.

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