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THE CONCORDIA SENTINEL
J. L. REOENT I, Proprieto. OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE PARISH OF CONCORDIA. TOWN OF VIDALIA, SCHOOL BOARD, AND FIFTH LOUISIANA LEVEX DISTRICT. tWO DOLLARS PER YEAL
L. XXXIX VIDALIA, ('ONORDIA PARISH, LA., SATURDAY I)E'EXIi 1 1, 1920 .
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Notice is hereb given that Elkhorn
sad Wecamna Plantation, in Concordla
Parish, L., are posted against hunt
lag, abooting, fishing, or fence cutting,
! is avy other manner trespassing
thereon. Violators will be prosecuted
to the full exteht of the law.
F. D. BRO'WLN.
Viiaia. La, Se. 16th, 1919.
Notice is herely given that Vauclune
PIaatatlom, In Concordia Parish, La., is
psate , sa est hunting, shooting, fish.
I f ia any s manner trespassing
thoreo. Violators will be prosecuted
Ito t tall extent of the law.
R. P. SCHIELt.
VIalia, IA., March 24, 1919.
Nens. is heeb7y given that the
Wlhite Rall iaatatfoa, in Concordia
Parish, I., is posted against hunting,
hotig, fishiag, pecan gathering, or
SBr UDanner trespassing thereon.
Isaltors Will be prosecuted to the ll
set alof the law.
* EUTB HALL PLANTATION.
Vidla.1 a., Oct. 4th, 1918.
Ntic is thereby given that hunting,
IlOsil, shootin, fence cutting, pe.
Jsle agents any other trespasseing
is prehibited eo CIOCTAW Planta.
- U.. L'Arete sLa, and all violators
n wewared that any violation of this
--i be vigearo y prosecuted by law
oL. 8 J. . T. KERR.
NotiCe 1 hereby given that Pitta.
'uil Plantation, in Concordia Parish
M poste d agarinst hunting, sehoot
ger it any way trespassing thereop.
SIg hrowill, be proscuted to the full
. st o the law.
W. W. DIXt Manager.
Ioia., La., Oct 1, 1919. ly.
eiesiI hereby sgiven, that Latte
g "sad Armaulo, a Plntatontdos are
i: ·si agidost hating, tifshing and all
-Jhr maater .a tespasslng. Viola.
p t this wlk be Swerosecated to the
O Wept t the law. No exceptionsr
OSLa1L A. SI. OILLUBPIN.
, Al ,:'] L ate that prt
ther·- PA¢IltaA .On belone
hi bo Mr. .' &bua a- located
this w~ t e t~ ostlttl te eason o
41.t sa.y duo catting
anyor t r way
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STEPS TO PROTECT
CONTROL OF GRAVEL AND ROCK
DEPOSITS PROBLEM FOR
SHOULD CONSERVE WEALTH
Question of Public Ownership of Gravy
e4 Deposits is Being Agitated in
Several Parishes at This
Lafayette. - Steps should be taken
by the approaching Constitutional
Convention to protect the mineral re
sources and the gravel and rock de
posits of the state so as to prevent
Louisiana from being denuded of her
vast natural wealth, in the opinion of
tho State Senator J. i. Dbmengeaux
"Louisiana," Senator Donmengeaux
said, "has been blcssetd by imany of
nature's most valuable gifts, but here
tofore thley have not been used or de
veloped to the best advantage of the
state. 'Within a few years our great
timber forests will be denuded, un
less steps are taken to check the wan
ton waste. It will not be long before
some of our mineral resources, such
as oil, as, etc., will be exhausted un
less they are iroperly conserved.
S"Ways and means should be devis
ed bY the Constitutional Convention
to not only conserve this natural
wealth, but 'td provide methods
whereby the state can get more reve
nue out of i. These are gifts to the
people and the state is entitled to
even a larger proportion of revenue
than it is'getting through the efforts
of Governor Parker. I think the state
should get 5 per cent of the sales
value of these products, instead of 2
"'The Constitutional Convention
should alsoadevise a way to enable the
state to e rol our gravel anu rock
deposits T¶e materials are needed
in the ns ction nad maintenance
of public tads and highways. Louis
lana must have a system of modern
roads that iJl penetrate every sec
IMe. Ou statie oannot grow and pros
per as it should without highways.
"We have vast deposits of rock and
gravel in many of our parishes, es
pecially in the northern and central
section of the state and in Florida
parishes. Some of these deposits
have already been gobbled up by
large syndicates and the syndicates
are reaching out for more.
The question of public ownership
of gravel deposits is being agitated in
several parishes, but up to this itme
Ouachita is the only parish that is
known to have taken stets to protect
itself in obtaining possession of road
building material. Ouachita parish
has purchased a gravel deposit near
Monroe and is using the material in
FOR HURRIED IrEADEI. i
Hammond. - The Florida Parishes
Fair Association has received notice
that it would receive the sum of $750
from the state, that being the amount
which had been set aside for the 1920
fair. The notice was sent through
Commissioner Harry D. Wilson. To
this amount will be added $250 each
from the parishes of Livingston and
St. Helena, $500 from the police jury
of Ta~gipahom parish and $150 from
the parish school board, making a to
tal of 41,900. These funds will great-I
ly facilitate the good work being done
by the annual fair.
Monroe.-The board of directors of
the Monroe Chamber of Commerce at
a meeting have decided to use the
full power of the organization for per
fecting sub-zone No. 10 of zone No. 1
of the Mississippi Valley Association.
The sub-zone will include Ouachita,
Union, IJncoln, Jac:kson, Moorehouse,
Richland and East Carroll parishes.
Monroe. - Mrs. J. P. Lockwood of
Manor, Tex., was killed and J. P.
Lockwood, her husband, probably wil
dies as a result Qf an accident which
occurred at Mhanor recently. J. E.
Lockwood of West Monroe. their son.:
was advised. The Lockwoods were.
crossing a railroad track in their car
when it was struck by a passenger
Monroe. - A telegram received
here from Pine Island states that the
Last Chance Oil Company, which was
organized by Charles Beard, of Mon
roe, and in which a large number of
Monroe business men are interested,
- one of the greatest producing
wertlii at Pine Island in the state. Dur
tng two hours the well is reported to
have prodnttedl00 barrels.
University Station. - Fruit trees
br a model orehard were ordered
reeati for a fhrmer at Hackley, .re
ports J. V. Rabb. aget in Washing
tear pariMsh. Special help in ouyingl
plnttung, prpU atd spraying the
tee wvii be obtanaed from the iState
Uranvwasty articdatoal Divison.
painte a la faebe,-No used cas
been . rkb ***d tar spreag pant
s asf in ps onuD that tha bd ot
~iia mrl~air -i me'dp t~r ut
Crowley.-Crowley is arrangin to
pull off something new a'bd unique in
the school and fair line.
Monroe.-The second well of the La
Del Oil Properties, Incorporated. in
16. 19. 5, of Ouachita parish will oe
brought in soon, according to present
.Monroe. - Kap!an's Greater Shows
will winterr in Monroe beginning Jan
uary 1. The organization will bring
300 people to this city for the win
Monroe. - The Vicksburg. Shreve
port and P:i'iflc Railroad will retain
all men in the service at Monroe and
c"l-o:where, with possibly some excep
tions, it is stated Ly officials of the
PIlaquemine. - The town has re
ceived a new smokestack to replace
the old one at the waterworks plant,
and the work to install it will be he
gun at once.
Plaquemine. - Other improve
ments will beo made, among them be
ing the installation of water meters,
and every patron has been notitied to
have them ins:ailed immediately.
Hamnmond.-A large audience heard
the recital at the High School Audi
torium given by the baritone, Cecil
Fanning, under the auspices of the
Hammond Choral Society.
Hammond.-Gaspart Dechiar,o an
Italian farmer, was accidentally killed
when he fell from a load of sugar
cane which he was hauling, the wag
on passing over him.
Crowley.-The Chamber of Com
merce is also planning to spend
money in publishing paid advertise
ments in the newspapers In New Or
loans and elsewhere with the view of
placing the advantages of Crowley
and Acadia parish before the public.
Pointe a la Hache.-The predicted
freeze to the Gulf coast arrived and
the coldest weather of the year was
experienced on the Lower coast. Ice
and a heavy frost did much damage to
all tender vegetation and the entire
snapbeans and running lima crop
were killed. Seed beds were covered
and saved for held transplanting.
University Station. - Much interest
was shown in a peach-pruning dem
onstration given at Lockport recently,
writes Miss Clyde Schilling home
agent in Lafourche parish. The wom
en are especially interested in that
line of work. A woman's club will
probably be organized at Lockport to
carry on demonst'-ation work.
Hammond.-The taxpayers of the
parish are much pleased at the new
arrangement in the tax collector of
nece, all receipts are made out and
when a land owner wants to pay his
taxes the rece-pt is signed, and deliv
ered, requiring only about three min
utes where formerly it took from 20
minutes to 45 minutes to pay one's
Monroe.-The steamboat Clipper,
owned by the Carter Packet Com
pany, of New Orleans, will be placed
in service between Monroe and Boeef
river points as soon as the river be
comes navigable, the Monroe Cham
ber of Commerce has been advised.
The Carter Conm.ny will resume boat
service between Monroe and New Or
leans within thirty days.
Crowley.-The Crowley Chafber of
Commerce has started a movement to
organize a live stock association to
work with the authorities in making
Acadia parish 100 per cent tick free.
The parish is 90 per cent tick free
now by official announcement. The
Chamber of Commerce will urge the
farmers of this section to breed frst
clas seattle and hogs, in addition to
growing rice.' The purpose in this is
to make Crowley a live stock center
as well as a rice growing center.
University Station - A demonstra
tion in canning meat was an interest
in feature of the week, reports Miss
Beatrice V. Lilly, home agent in
Morehouse parish. Steak, roast, bo!l
ed beef, tongue, heart, soup stocla and
stew, from a two-year-old calf, were
yut up. This is only one of a number
o. meat-canning demonstrations that
will be held an this -community.
University Station.-A co-operative
shipment of hogs and some fat cattle
were .r nt recently from Madison par
tih ,reports T. J. Watson. farm demon
stration agent. Fall grains are doing
well. Farmers are being auvised by
the agent to plow or cut and burn
cotton stalks as means of controlling
thre boll weevil.
University Station. - Work this
week consisted largely of collecting
results of demonstration conducted in
teltilization, varital tests and weevil
control work, reports A. B. Curet,
agent in Pointe Coupee parish. These
indicate that some interesting data
will be obtained from these demon
Monroe.-M. L. Alexander, of New
Oleans, commission of conservadon
of Loulisiana, will address the hunters
and fshermen of Northwestern Louis
iana at a meeting to be held at the
City HalL The addresses will be un
der the reupice. of the Ouachita
Ome and Fish Protective Associa
Meanroe--The Unted States DILs
iritt Court fer ths diviion of Loois
Iaa wvil be osvear in Monroe oa
baseersh a with Jade Geose W.
,eaeW eL Shs*eoerSasbe beash.
COUNCIL RE JOIIES
IN WILSON'S OFFER
G RATITUDE TO WILSON EXPRESS
ED IN LEAGUE OF NATIONS
MEETING AT GENEVA.
APPLAUDED IN ASSEMBLY
Text of the Reply Sent President
Wilson for His Accepgace of
the Role of Mediator Ifr
Geneva.-The text of the reply made
by the council of the Ieague of Na
tions to President Wilson's accept
ance of the role of mediator in the
Arn ian question, which was dis
patch d to Washington signed by
Pire:ident IHymans of the assembly, is
"In the name of the council of the
League of Nations I thank you for
your telegram of IDec. 1, in which you
agree to act as nmediatcr between the
Armenians and the Turkish National
ists,. and add that you will nominate
a r, Iesentative for this purpose.
"The council is deepl rejoiced at
and grateful for your dbclsion. The
council asked me to inform you that
the Spanish government declares it
self ready to participate In any action
of a moral and diplomatic character
in support of Armenia, and that the
Brazilian government announces that
it is ready to take part, alone or with
other powers, in putting an end to the
present situation in Armenia.
' The council is, therefore, request
ing these two governments to com
municate directly with you as to how
co-operation in this work can best be
arranged. Negotiations can be open
ed immediately with the Armenian
government at Erivan.
"As regards the Kemalists (Turk
ish Nationalists) the council is taking
steps to find out the most effective
method of getting in touch with them
and will inform you further on this
point as soon as possible."
Dispatch of a solemn message of
gratitude to President Wilson for the
way he responded to the appeal of the
council of the League of Nations to
act as mediator beteen the Ar
menians and the Turkish Nationalists
was proposed to the assembly of the
clague by Paul Hymans, its president.
shortly after Thursday's session of
the assembly began.
After the opening ceremonies M.
Hymans announced Mr. Wilson's of
fer to mediate in Armenia, and read
the council's reply.
The reading of Mr. Wilson's mes
sage drew hearty applause from the
sparsely filled house. A large propor
tion of the delegation are suffering
from colds and were not present at
the beginning of the session.
M. Hymans also proposed that mes
sages of gratitude be sent to Brazil
Lord Robert Cecil, representative of
the Union of South Africa, arose and
said thanks were also due the French
delegation, particularly Rene Viviani.
whose eloquence, he declared, had in
spired "this meritorious effort to save
Germany's protest against accept
ance by the league of what the Berlin
government deemed falsified returns
from the plebiscites held in the Eu
pen and Malmedy districts along the
Belgian frontier, has. been rejected by
the council. In its reply to the Ger
man government the council says it
finds no reason to modify its previous
decision to accept the result of the
15,000,000 SEEK PASSAGE
Men, Women and Children Represent
Ing Every Nationality Want to
Come to U. S.
New York.-Fiftcen million men,
women and children of all social and
economic classifications, representing
every nationality in Europe. are fight
ing for passage to the United States,
according to reports submi:t d by 17
tran s-Atlantic steamship company rep
resentatives to Fr- derick A. Wallis.
commissioner of immigration at Ellis
'They al-o expressed the opinion
that 5.000,000 Germans and Austrians
are packed up and ready to sail as
soon as the Unit d States makes
peace with their governmen:s.
Cupid Wins After 48 Ye:-s.
Houston, Tex.--Cupid isn't lookfng
out for youth alone. He pcepd into
the home of Mrs. Jane Barnes here
and witn'ssed rho marriage of Mrs.
Parnes, who is 70 years old, and
James A. Wood, of Pocatello. Idaho,
who is 72. The marriage is said to
be the culmination of a rcmance that
flowered 48 years ago.
Big Plant Closes.
Toledo, O.-The Boek Bearing cornm
pany, manufactur rs cf automobile
parts, announces that the plant, em
ploying 1,700 men in normal times,
has been closed down until "atter the
first of the year."
Four Perish in Blaze.
New York.--Marjorie ILscomb, a
motion picture actress, and thren un
Identified persons were burned to
death ia a fire which swept through
a fliveetary apartment house at 29
West uatrftte v tre te
J .ILER SHOT OOUN
GEORGE T. REEVES MEETS DEATH
DISCHARGING DUTY IN MEM
PHIS, TENN., JAIL.
MEN CAUGHT IN MISSISSIPPI
Three Prisoners Making Get-a-Way Are
Captured at Winona, Miss.-C.yde
"Hamilton Killed in Fight
Memphis.-After he had wrested one
pistol from the hand of Clyde Hamil
ton one of his prisoners, in a man-to
man struggle in the rotunda of the
county jail, George T. Reeves. jailer
of Shelby county, saw Hamnilton.
stumbling to the floor, reach cut and
g,-t another pistol from a conftf(lerate
and then fell with a mortal wound
from Hamilton's gun. Mr. ItReeves
died 301minutes later at St. Joseph's
Hamilton, who was almost mi the
main entrance to the jail. qtickly got
on his feet, and with Edward. i. (Kel
ley and Alda F. Shaw two of his
friends, climbed upon a pile of coal
and skipped over the high jail fence
Deputies from the sher:ff's office
detc-(tic\ s and police galore Im~:'(li
ately scoured the city and country.
Man Who Killed Jailer Is Slain at
Winona, Mis.--The quick wit and
prompt action of an 1S-yea'-old ::irl
resu!ted in tl: -ap)ture of the thr-c
criminals who murdered G. T. l;t#?vcs
jailer at MM-mphts, and afterwrn tl niad.;
C. A. H:imil-,n. the man who kilerd
the Memphis ;iiler, was kil'.l by
Sheriff R. 'M. Snith when he showd
resistance. H. 3. Kelly and A. '.
Shaw, his confe! -rates, were p!;ace
in the Montgeale&3 county jail await
ing the arrival of officers from Mem
The thirst of the three d speradoes
was the direct cause of their capture.
A southbound freight train pulled in
at the Winona station shortly before
10 o'clock in the morning. Hamilton,
Kelly and Saw, who were hiding in a
coal car, went to the home of Mr. H.
T. Dodd, a short distance away, and
asked for a drink of water.
Miss Mary Dcdd, an 1s-yeat old rirl,
was in the house alone. She comnplled
with the request of the three men,
and at the same time recognized thin
as the criminals wanted in Memphis,
their pictures having appeared in the
After the three men left the house
Miss Dodd went to the telephone and
called up the sheriff's office. She told
Sheriff Smith that she was certain
her visitors were the three men want.
ed in Memphis, and that they had re
turned to the freight train, which was
still standing on the siding.
Sheriff Smith called Marshal Joe
Glenn and they started on the man
hunt. The desperadoes were quickly
found in the coal car, and ordered to
throw up their hands. They obeyed.
but Hamilton was in an ugly mood,
and denied that he was the person
wanted. He made a motion as though
to reach for his gun, and Sheriff
Smith took no chances, but opened
fire. Hamilton fell to the ground, and
at the same time pulled his gun, at.
tempting to shoot the sheriff, when he
was again shot by Marshal Glenn.
Kelly and Shaw offered no resistance.
The plan for the delivery of E. B.
Kelly and Alden Shaw. alias Smith, to
Sheriff Perry of Memphis by Sheriff
Smith of Montgomery county, M'ssis
sippi, and Marshal Glenn of Winona.
worked out to the minutest detail and
the prisoners were landed at Memphis
police headquarters without incident.
BLOCK BURNS AT JASPER
Estimates Place Loss Over $250,000.
Blaze Is Fanned By Strong
Jasper, Ala.-Fire, originating in
the buid;ng of the ('rawford company.
and which wiped out one entire block
and portions of three others before it
was brought under control, destroyed
20 business house; and 10 residnces.
Early estimates place the loss above
Included in the building burned was
the property of the Southern Bell
Telephone company and the Western
I'nion Telegraph company, the First
National bank and the Southern hotel.
Fanned by a stiff wind the blaze
originated in the heort of town and
steadily ate its way through the 'busi
Money and 'other valuables were
removed from the vaults of the bank
before the fire reached the building.
Burns Fatal to Eugene Chafin.
Long Beach, Cal.-Eugene W. Cha
fin, 6S, prohibition candidate for pres
ident in 1908 and 1912, died at his
home here from burns receivEd Nov.
20, when his clothing caught fire
while he was lighting a gas heater.
League Arranges Armirtice.
London.-The league of nations
commission of control arranged an
armistice between Lithuania and Gen.
Zellgouski, the insurgent Polish eom
mander at Vilma, aecordiatg to a Kv.
lao dIesatc which seache4 Iorae
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