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* THE. CAUCASIAN.
OU9 OME XXIX. SHREVEPORT. LA. TUE$DAT, F BRUARY 2, 1919. SNVBER J19 ... . . . . . . . .... . . . .. . .._-_. .. ..... . .. ..__- - --___--_-_-___,_.. . .. . . . . . . ....__ V M. HICBS, Pres. and Tress. H. . COMliYau, secreusy. KALE HICKS and T. H. SCOVELL. Vice Presidents. DIRECTORS: W. J. BROW* .. H. . SCOVELL B. E. COMEGYSO VAIE HICKl. 8. B. HICKS. F. H. GOSMAN The Hicks Co. (LIMITED) , Wholesale Grocers and Cotton Factors OFFICE: TEXAS STREET, CORNIIR OF COMMERCE rSTRET. Warehouse Corner Spring. Travis and Commerce Streets. ShrevenarW Li HERMAN LOEB Established 1871 COTTON Member New York Cotton Exchange, New Orleans Cotton Ex change, Liverpool Cotton Aaociation. Will pay the best market prices and will give the closest at tention to all cotton intrusted to me. Prompt returns. OFFICE:-Commerce Street, Corner Crockett, Next to V. S. & F. Railway, bri veport, Louisiana. ,- - - -- --- - - - - ---- PLANT EARLY Potatoes, Sow Spinach, Mustard, Carrots, Beets, Lettuce Cabbage. Early Cauliflower, Early Peas, Set Out Onion SSets, Cabbage and Strawberry Plants. Plant Tusten's' Challenge Brand Seed if You Want to Beat your neigh bors. New crop seed just received Mail us your orders now, Tusten Seed & Produce Co. 's Watch Your Snal Expenases SAVE THE IONEY YOU NeVLER LY US'AN itkelP , Dimes and Qusrters go from YOUR a ocket every d. to somte one *ho will put them in the bank. Why don't YOU put them ttI te? By saving the small change you "thrw away"--by depositing it in this bank, where you $et Four Per Cent interest.per .annum, oomputied qutrterly, you will soon have a bank account abrthy of note. One Dollar as the artw. Continental Bank t4 Trust Company 'We Take Care at Our Cmseomerw" Commercial D Print ingo Executed in the neatestandbest style, from a small card to a po0ter 30 x 44 Lawyers BRIEFS Prited in clear . eala typc . .t d.sin Te, peiatizae we isseweknow herwto+dit SHERIFF'S SALE. TH No. 24857.-In the First Judicial District Court of Louisiana.-R. R. Emery vs. B .T. Manning. I By virtue of-a writ of seizure and th( sale, to, me directed, from the Hon- bri orable First Judicial District Court wii of Caddo Parish, Louisiana, in the lat above numbered and entitled cause, vel I have seized and will sell at pub- ed lic ,auction for cash, according to ha law, and without appraisement, at lai the, principal front door of the Be courthouse of Caddo Parish, Lou- fic isiana, during the legal hours of qu sales, on ev SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 1919, ti, Lots 1421 and 1422 of Ce ar Grove, R( a subdivision of Caddo Parish, La., ca as per plat thereof on file and of in record in the clerks office of said hi parish, with improvements thereon. N, Said property to be sold as be- [p longing to above defendapt to pay E. and satisfy the debt specified n fi said writ together with attorney's a fees, interest and costs. is T. R. HUGHES, oi Sheriff and Ex-Offleco Auctioneer. '' Caucasian. Feb .20, 1919. p LOCAL COTTOI MARKYT ti f+ Shreveport, La., Feb. 25, 1019. The market closed quiet.. Receipts today 211 bales. Good middling --------26 01-4 Middhlng ---- --------- MLow middling ------------ _ 9 1-4 Stok oon band Aug. 1 - 31,720 Ree'c L previously .AO17,55 107870 Ships to date --------- 53 Netitbtyk~oO1Ia* d ---------50,00 Net da i St k earn ----- 3- 43, 2 Thiay'.Lastyr. ( } rw- , 43 612-- THE SITVTAT )Ni. 'resident Wilson is Welcome& Ene On thusiastically in Boston-Is in Washington Today-He Defies His Carping - Crities an# Appeals to The People-Peace tenders Will Expedite Their Policy to an Early Hn President Wilson -and His Party so Ending-Am Anarchistic plot, or: the President Wilso3 and his yTariy thl vere in Boston Monday. ile is in sc Vashington today. He may address pr Congress tonight its joint session. isi He rece'ived an enthusiastic wel- er come in Boston. tie addresset the iostonians in the learges, halt in pr hat city, having a seating capacity (i for 8.000 people. "I wonder," ?he to remarked, "if yot are talf as glad se ., see me as I am to see ou?' tII lIe was+`ivc n the closest aten- w tion, lie explained the great pur- ait pose of the league, which is peace. of There is not a principte of the won- G stitution which is in oerit. Europe has its eyes oin the Unite it states, ce which is trustet implicitly by the 8 whole world. President Wilson's dtefense ef the vi league was a masterpiece of ora tory. It was direct and convincing. fl "Let tile people say," was received ai with the great applause in approv al. The carping critics have b.een I invited to sthbn 1itsolpething better ti for the peace of theT.a-oid. t1 is.ntot '' a play of politics, but an issue f, which affects the whole world. Af- I tlr all the people must decide. It It is not believed that congress will go I to the extremity of an opposition that would nullify what the Paris convention will determine.' To de feat the treaties of Paris by the senate would be a crime. The peo ple will not stand this. The Re publicans should beware. As indi- a cated by the news from Paris, the leaders of the peace conference, have determined on expediting the parley on technicalities as sp-edily t as possible in order to reach a defi nite end. Practically there has been reach ed a sittisfactory understanding on all the issues. The peace terms which are to be imposed on (ier many ill renter ý1 Gemi > I'ess for mischief. It has developed that former Crown Prince Ruprecht of Btvaria, and who held a command on the western front, is indirectly impli cated in the assassination of Prem ier Elsnre. There has been developedt a plot, whose design was to assassinate President Wilson. The plot was uncovered by detectives in Phila delphia. The men in the plot are foreigners. The plotters have been jailed. . SS-W... THE BOSSIER CITY-SIHREVEPORT BRIDGE. The traffic bridge which spanns 1 the Red River should be free. This bridge should never have been put where it now is, but it is now too late to repine. There were a di versity of interests which defeat ed the original plan, which was to have bad it at Texas street oi Mi lam. It was designed to develop Bossier City and to give direct traf fic to Shreveport. If there is one question in which the Caucasian evinced the liveliest concern at the time it was the bridge across the Red River. He was the first advo cate of free ferries and free bridges in Caddo parish. He persisted in his argument, assisted by Mr. James Noel and T. C. Barret, before the police jury and at public gatherings. Every ferry and every bridge was finally decided free. To require sa person to pay toll over the bridge is equivalent to-a merchant posting on the door of his place of business ':" cents to come and trade." The principle is wrong. We have al ways been an advoCate of free trade, an open sea and a free fight for all. - - --WSS----- WEATlER FORECAST. For Shreveport and Vicinity ' Generally fair and much colder, A with cold wave tonight, temperaturf " about 25 degrees: Wednesday, fair and continued cold. . ....WS---- - ORDEf ') TO CAMP BEAURE 0o GAIW. MI Washington, Feb. 24.--Orders as 12 sigyhing nelv commanders to nearl a score of camps were announc a today by the war department. Th fr. orders includes: Major General Wm? A. Holbrool now at Camp -Sheridan, Ala, I eommand of Camp Grant. Brigadier Generals Guy V. Her KS ry, to Camp Beauregard, La., Ja NO A. Ryan to Cauni Sheridan, Ala. I)pbese hy Miss Gordoi.-t$ S *wvi. sievs Principle to Partu. (Now 4)rletins ttinte.n) -tisie 9at eI.or4n ii i againt- 9he H-arry W. * amnlhe compronui is on suffralge. .tr. 6namble proposed sev eral days agio that women hbe given I the vote through an amendment to the F.detral constituion removing 1 sec as a bar to the ,franchise and I )roviding that the~ ~" retain leg- f islative control of `detailed op eration ,I the elee |h Senator *iay has * ued the I proposed amendtnft tin M'. Gamble. It is repor M"titt Sena- I tor Williams of kaippi; and several others who .voted against th:' %usael II. Anthony amendment, wile' wot, for tfie Gamble-iay I amendment. Mrs. hydia W. Holmes of Caton Rouge, has wireid Wenator iGa! that she is for it. "I1r. 4tamnble has offeretd as a compromise to the Federal Woman Suftfrage Amendm ni t," ,ay.s Miss for lon, "that. the ijiforcement pro vision he left to thO states. In this form. he helives the woman suf fragists could make common canus and the federal anlendlnent advo .ates not aceptling o(.14 be he ol liable to the charge.'of political par tisanship. As a see it, 'Mr.e,iamble's recoimmeulation sacrifices the great fundamental principle involved - tllh right of sell' gov,'rnment for the state-to one of democratic par I,- ovngrtienrv Says It's State Question. "3ratantiug for the sake of argu ment that this re,-ommendal~pn wouhl seem to remove the racial ,,b.jection when federal interfeFence is removed and state regtdfation ab substituted-but doet it The .pu fa~ os. of sulch r.I'Cotllllletkion is to ce' it'fteat the 15th amendment, and foi while such amendment was passed ce to protect negro melt in their right g" of suffrage, automatically it applies to women when states adopt woman IP suffrage. "To my lay reasoning, its provi- fo sions would be equ' applicable " if b al disfran- 0] 01 see twa4 forbidden. The 15th amendment reads: "The right of the citizens of w the United States to vote shall not fe be denied or abridged by the United ' States or by any state on account of th race, color or previous condition of servitude. "The sympathy of the whole na- it tion has been extendled to the south ' in a manner that has allowed sub- J1 stitutes and subterfuges to amend L the provisions of the civil war amendments, but for the democrat- t ic party, for party advantage, to ' submit and ratify another federal t suffrage amendment with the pur- " pose of defying the 15th amendment P would be sowing the wind to reap s the whirlwind of a righteoum indig s nation. t "We have reached that point in c 0 the nation's history where we are V - confronted with the fact that wo men are either fit to vote or they 0 are not. The right to determine this "point is a state right, clearly recog P nized in the first article of the United States Constitution.'The on 1e ly violation of this principle was in i the adoption by fraud of the 14th ele and t5th amendments." .nt 1~77 RIVER FORECAST. Red River: Stage of about 18 " feet at Fulton within two dpys. d Stage of about 20 feet at Shreveport F within four days. Sulphur River: Stage of about tl 20 feet at Finley within four days. -WSS OIL MEN APPEAL FOR AID. (New Orleans Item.) The independent oil operators L who control the Pine Island district i in the Caddo oil fie~ld have appealed to the Louisiana Railroad Commis sion fbr aid to prevent unjust dis crimination by the pipe line com- I panies against the oil,produced in that field. They allege that while the companies are taking the full output of the Texas fields, they r' fused'to carry more than fifty per cent of the production from the new wells. Discrimination against the Louis iana field was charged before the beginning of the year, and its con - tinuance bears thie aspect of a set t tied policy to stifle the development P of the Louisiana oil territory. This is a serious matter which affects ,the entire state, and the railroad o commission should give it a thor ough investigation. If the laws of - Louisiana are not sufficiently . strong to protect its oil producers, they should be made stronger. THE STATE FAl. 1 The . omltlreve on .'hou IteBpWonl ihbility for the Suceess of the Next State Exposition Will Rest The First Named om EawRb 6gm.i enittee id the Chairmao. The rsrnlmittees for the t9t9 State Fair o: Louisiana are: Execl.live-A. Querbes, U. Mc\V. Ford, Geo. 0. Lilley, 1. C. Abel, W. H. Booth, V. Grosjean. Sam Drey fuss, W. A, Robinson, R. R. Emery. Buildings-W. A. Robinson, Robt. Carr, Y. A. Frost, pr. C. C. McCloud, R. R. Emery, W. P. Th6man. ge;, 1c Osqar tirhfi., F ;K. Smith, John A. Keel. Premiums--V. Grosjean, G. E. Gilmer, Max Levy, A. Curtim, I. M. Robinson. Advertising-Sarn )rIefus. W. i(rosijan. John A. Keel, W. iI. I ooth, W. H. .*gner, L. T. Kahn. C1;oncessions--J. C. Abel, A. Curtis, R. A. Crain, W. A. Robinson, Mlax Levy. 'Transportation-G. EE. ilmer. Dr. C. C. McCloud. A. Querbes, Dr. Os a *l.4)o-wling. 1Parks and Grounds-A. Curtis. R. 1. Emery, E. A. Frost, S. H. Bol Singer. o*w. M. Hearne, J. C. Trichel, W. I'. Th'oman, Robt. Stringfellow. S at'rks and Entertainment-Robt. I Carr. A. C. Abel, W. H. Wagner, R. -- A. Craitb, V. Grosjean, George M. r Hearne,* . C. Trichel, S. H. Bolinger. I-EO. FREEMAN, JR., President. WM. HIRSCH, Secretary. S . . WSS .--. DROPPING [THE PRIMARY. e horn After a ten-year trial, Idaho has gar a bandoned the primary system as the al as state and congressional offi- prise ers are concerned, but retains it the 1 or the nomination of county offi- Ame ers and delegates to state and con- .con ;essional convention.4. ther Politics in Idaho may not be as cans )ure hereafter as under the pri- was nary plan, though there is room a Ip or discussion on that point, but Rast ,ill ieturesqueneas.-New "'0 grleans i 4 prise isiana when the primary' system Hal3 will be substituted by convention first for the nomination of candidates. Geri I'he primary system in Louisiana is can the substitute for conventions. In icon Each system there are objections, Ber hut from the experience of years app; it may be declared that the eon- go vention is the best. One great ob- On jection to the primary system in the Louisiana is the time limited for mar nominations., The politicians and whf the regular office holders are al- one ways ready, whereas what is crled sert the people, are invariably belated "he in announcing their choice or in at prevailing on some of tle people Am to become candidates for somina- wei tion at the primaries. dat Besides, a primary campaign is thC costly to any candidate. The man with limited means, who is not en- Hal dorsed by "the bosses," can scarce- to ly expect to be seriously in the wei contest. In a convention, the poor sm; old man would possibly have a of chance. we " ----WS" ea( OUACHITA FARMERS FORM CO- fer OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION. wr Monroe, La., Feb. 24.-At a meet- An ing of farmers, merchants and bus- An iness men in general held here Sat- fic urday, the meeting organized un der the name of Ouachita Parish '' Farmers' Co-operative Association, with C. W. Phillips, president, of ge the police jury, as its chairman. o Resolutions were adopted endors- 00 ing the resolutions proposed at the Southern Cotton Growers' Conven tion recently held in New Orleans. in Chairman Phillips has been author ized to name a committee of 20 men, t the personnel to be announced 1 1 Thursday at a meeting of the com mittee, to be held to take steps p - to start the campaign in Ouachita A - parish, to reduce the cotton acre- H a age. n .-- --W SS- - II THE MOST DFSIRABLE. r Former President Taft is con e vinced that the war is over and re-i turns to his* duties as professor of ;- law at Yale wit.h the next school ic term. He will not be so far away, 1- however, that he cannot hear a call t- from the Republicans if they are nt short of presidential .naterial. is New Orleans Item. ts I f the next president is to be a ld Repubilcan, the most desirable of r- all the aspirants from that party is of Judge Taft. He is free from all po ;Iv,litical jaundice. A big man in in rs, telect. the greatest man of his party. New Beads at Jewclry Section 1ust came to Paturday-the prettiest !heads fou'ie eaWn I ýomie time-ant heads with sentiment in them, of ,To" lease® they were mnade by .convalescent soldiers who fouhgt for trance and humanity:; everai attractive color combinations, at, Ver t ran4 * ..................--.$................-_ r.50 an $8.50 Shreveport; 1 4ouiplEan&· UU -· AN INDICTMENT. car The Commandant of the American "'I Prisoners in German Prison clail Camps Tell Their Experierce. will that The nait .service sverseas is vin- ly I certain and the letters are delayed ima for weeks from the postling to their "er lelivery at their destination. News all is news, if belated, when it is from I " anywhere in France and relates to dra' oIr boys. Just The letter following is given pub kie licity through the Gulf Division of Am the Red Cross. It is dated Vichey. gea January 30, 1919: oth "It was nothing more than slops. The We wouldn't f,`l it It the hogs at he home. That i \,imfat Sergeant Ed- lo gar Ml. Halybhurton says of the food ma the Germans gave their Americia. Am prisoners. Sergeant lHalyburton watat the man chosen by his 2400 fellow American prisoners at Rasatt a:; "commandant" of the prison camp L. there, where the captured Ameri- ta cans were finally congregated. He Let was thirteen months in Germany as a prisoner. When he was sent to st Rastatt on August 14, 1918, he found yo 550 Americans already there a- rej prisoners. lawrie hey .Sergeant a Halyburton said that when he was first captured on Nov. 3, 1917, the in Germans did not allow the Ameri cans to gbt in touch with the Amer- Wi ican Red Cross representatives at ha Berne, Switzerland. He adds that pil apparently no mail was allowed to mi go out from American prisoners. GI' -On January 25 a wire came from ull Ithe Red Cross to the German com- an r mander demanding the names and C. I whereabouts of all American pris- wi Soners captured on Nov. 3, 1917. The to I sergeant was then at what he ealls tr I "hell-hole TucheL, Germany." H- RI 3 at once sent in the tnames of all the ra e American prisoners he knew of who cc were captured with him on that PI date, and this was allowed to go w ,a through. Vi n "\Vithin a ,nonth after that, Sergt. ki Halyhurton, Redt Cros boxes began e. to arrive regularly about every c: e week. Apparently the Huns stole a ir small percentage of each shipment a of the boxes each week, as there were always several missing and each time they were' boxes of dif ferent mere I1 "While at Tuchet the sergeant it wrote the American Red Cross at t Berne, Switzerland, telling them the r American prisoners there under- n s- stood Tuchel was to be made an of- a ficial American prison camp. This n- was'the Americans impression from i the talk they heard. At the sug- I Of gestion of the Red Cross represen-I, tatives at. Berne, the American pris oners at Tuchel had organiz. d. t he They then wrote the Red, Cross for n- a reserve supply of food and cloth as ing aside from the regular weekly ºs- boxes. 'One carload of such a re serve supply was shipped by the sn, Red Cross,' says Halyburton. 'But Md the Germans stole 96 out of 100 m- pairs of shoes in the shipment.' The American lads were able to prove it the goods had been stolen by the rluns as one of them found a button off a German soldier's coast in the car. The greatest percentage of everything near the doors of the ear was taken hen thie Americans went to aet their shipment. "The Rt.e4 sro ies i ondrerful,' ex claimed I alyburlon, W'lhen I talked with .ltms. Thehy seuppied qis so well that. a ptisonev seceiving his week ly %oa qiweser .eeUh4 to touch Ger man elopes. W'hen 4I first reached German., prisoners in \West Prussia all worked escept the top sergeants. I was put to work on a wagon drawing wood 14 kilometres a day just like a mule. The sergeant. kickeA so that later lhey classed all American sergeants as top ser geants and thereafter sergeants did not have to do this work. All the other enlisted men did, however. There was not a horse in the camp, he continued. The prisoners had to do all of their work instead. After months of hardship at Tuchel the Americans there Were sent to Ras tatt. In a letter writen by Colonel W. L. H. Godson, U. S. Cavalry, mili tary attache at the United trates Legation at Berne, Switzerland, to Sergeant Halyburton, the colonel states that he is recomending the young man for a commission in the regular army to the comander-in chief of the American army, be t eause of the sprgeant's swrviees to his country while a prisoner of war in Germany. "Sergeant Halyburton's story - will go down in history. He is per Shaps the one man qualified to com pile the official report of the treat o ment of American p,risoners in Germany. He has bren in the reg n ular American army for nine years - and his home is in Stony Point, N. i C. His outfit, the 16th Infantry, -.was among the first American units e to go into action. They were in the s trenches in October. 1917, on the . Rhine-Marne front in Alsace-Lor Ie raine. Sergeant Hai burton and ten o comrades were probably the first it prisoners taken by the Huns. They `o were captured on the night of No vember 3, 1917, in a trench raid 25 t. kilometres from Nancy, near a town in called Battlemont. Three Ameri ry cans sede killed in the raid." a o-----WSS nt GIAN'I UIRPLANE REACHES re a gOBILE. f- Afdbit?, Ala, Feb. 24.-The Hand lcy-Page aeroplane which is making nt its first trip from Elizabeth, N. .1.. at to Ellington Yield, Houston, Texas, he reached Mobile Sunday at 12:35 p. m. The machine left Americus. Ga. ºf- at 9 o'clock Sunday morning. Thie ", plane can carry il passengers but >m is carrying only eleven passengers, ig- It carried two 4(1) .horsepower Lib ,n- erty motors. Ts- The machine is operated by Lieu d. tenant. George Mi. Palmer as pilot, for assisted by George L. Bradford. The ih- officers in charge of the plane ex kly pect to complete the trip by Wed re- nesday. 1K 1 SHOOTING TO' HILL. wve Nancy Washington was jailed by the Deputy Sheriff Hord. charged with ton shooting at her husband with in the tent to kill. The fracas occurred of near Belcher. She claims that she the shot in self-defense. The W. K. Henderson Iron Works and Supply Company Manufacturer and Dealer im Machinery, Mill Supplies, Oil Well Supplies and Heavy Hardware.