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THE CONCORDIA SENTINEL
JL. .. O Proprietor. OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE PARIBSR OF CONCORDIA. TOWN OF VIDALIA, SCHOOL BOARD. AND FIFTH LOUISIANA LEVEE DISTRICT. TWO DOLLARS PU EA
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PLUMBING, HEATING
AND SHEET METAL
WORKERS
AU Work Guaranteed. Prompt and
?lsonal Attention Given All Jobs.
Galvanised Cisterns a Specialty
Male sod UIlem eSt.
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TRESPASS NOTICE.
Notice is hhresb given that Elkhomr
atd Woeama Plantatlon, In Concordit
Puarish. L., are posted against hunt
tag, shooting, fishing, or fence cutting,
M' iB any other manner trespassing
thereon. Violators will be prosecuted
to the full extent of the law.
F. D. BROWNi
Vidalia, IA. ep'. 16th, 1919.'
TRESPASS NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that Vanclane
Pleatatiom, in Concordis Parish, La., is
pated against hunting, shooting, fish.
ins, or in any manner trespassing
theresa. Violators will be prosecuted
to the fall estent of the law.
R. P. SCHIrE.
-Vidalia, ,I., March 24, 1919.
TiESPASS NOTICE.
2 se le t hereby given that the
White s' ..Plantation, in Concordia
Pariea, I., is posted against hunting,
shooting, flaing, pecan gathering, or
It aMy manner trespassing thereon.
laorr ]ill be prosecuted to the fuall
eavent of the law.
WITh HALL PLANTATION.
Valia, It., Oct. 4th, 191.
TIRESPASS NOTICE.
SNetice is ereby given that huating,
fishiag, sheeting tfece cutting, pe
s~e, agrets, say other trespassing
is proibted o ChOCTAW Plnta.
tie. L'ArsSat, LA., sad all violates
re wam qd tlhat any violatien of this
wl.I be vIrruty prosecated by law.
T-ESPASS NOTICE.
I tie is beby giave that 91tts
eIld Pleatation, in Concordla Parii,
., I. pasted against huntlng, shoteb
Mtr WI ane war trespassing thereon.
SFl.to~rs wUl be parosecuted to the fall
lesant of the low.
W. W. DIX. Manager.
 Malla, IA., Oct. 0, 191.. ly.
POSTER
.fetee hereby given, that Latte
-.m . and Aranialla Platations are
,bta agmfst heatig, fIsbing and all
.w9ir N r mI ,traIa Viola
- it! .ki wIl he prosec~ td to the
et itNes o the law. No ezeeptioan
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LAWRASON FAVORS
SHORT TAX CLAUSE
WANTS FRAME WORK ONLY TO
AVOID AMENDING THE NEW
CONSTITUTION.
COMMISSION NOW AT WORK
State Should Not Be Tied Hard and
Fast To Any One System of Tax
ation-Lawmaking of a
High Type.
St. Francisville. - Only the basic
principles of framework of taxation
should be written into the new Con
stitution, the state should not be tied
hard and fast to any one particular
tax system, and more latitude should
be given to the Legislature in ton en
actmuent of taxation and assessnlent
laws, in the opinion of Senator S.
McC. Lawrason of West Feliciana.
Senator Lawiason was stecond vice
pre-edent of the Constitutional Con
vention in 1838 and is now a member
of the State Taxation Commission,
created under Act No. i42 of the last
session of the Legislature, wnhich is
charged with the duty of investigating
the entire taxation and revenue ques
tion and submitting a report to the
Constitutional Convention.
The Taxation Commission is now at
work and will have its recommenda
tions ready by the time the convention
assembles in March.
S"The article is the new Constitu
tion governing taxation," Senator
Lawrason said, "should be short, sim
ple and easily understood. in my
opinion it should be broad and em
brace only the basic principles or
framework of taxation.
"The state snouid not be tied hard
and fast to any one system of taxa
tion. A system that has been success
ful in Michigan or other states may
be unsuccessful in Louisiana. Condi
tions in every state are not the same.
'1 think the best plan, in framing a
tax article, Is to make it elastic so
that tthe Legislature can change a sys
te4,mwithout amending the Constitu
tion when" experience and an actual
test has demonstrated that any partic
ular plan has failed to meet any re
quirement or expectation.
"I believe those things should to
left to the judgment of the Legisla
ture, and I think the Legislature can
be safely trusted in such matters. Thy:
restrictions on the Legislature in the
present Constitution and in the Con
stitution of 1879, are the result of th.
excesses and abuse of power by the
Legislatures of the reconstruction pe
riod.
"The conditions that existed during
the carpetbag regifne do not e'lst
now and I do not think they will ever
occur again. Our lawmaking body now
is of a higher type.
"It we give the Legislature broad
powers we can establish a tax system
'that will salt Lonisiand without
amending the Constitution every time
a change or alteration in a system be
comes necessary.
FOR KURRIE.D RADErs.
Lake Charles.-Fire destroyed a
barn containing 400 sacks of reugh
rice belonging to Mitchell 'Iebleau.
The fire occurred on Mr. Bebieu's
farm on the Hecker road, near Chloe.
The loss is covered by $2,500 insur
ance on the rice and $800 on the barn.
Sheriff Lons thas been requested by
Mr. Lebleu to investigate the cause
of the fire.
Ruston.--If some of the farmers of
Louislana had followed the example of
Wilbert Wilder, Lincoln parish farmer
residing near Ruston, they would not
be holding their cotton and nursing a
graudge against the buyer of cotkin.
Mr. Wilder, believing in diversification
and making a farm self-supporting,
has just sold to the Crescent Grocery
Company of this city, hogs oringing
him $777.
Oretna.J-Repalrs to thq levee at the
head of Morgan street probably will
begin soon, as material for the bulk
heads is being placed and barges pre
parastory to being moved to the scene.
The contract under which the work is
to be done was signed recently by A.
B. Blakemore, president of the Blake
more Construction Company, Inc., the
contractors, and A. S. Cain, president
of the Orleans ILvee Board. It is ex
pested that the work will be complet
ed within thirty days from the date
that it is eommeneed. Two bulkheads
are to be built, one close to the river
bankr and the other fiftty feet away.
This 1 expected to protect the street
Er traUm at this olet
'(ae Chiarles.-An inspiring pro
ream is ba grsranged Urs the annual
1A -mimal euercse wrhch will
aihld at "he ' Cubh Sunday efer
-p att o'elk. The umain speaker
at b WAR be Joha J. Robba
Lat e marAe i meetse walb *
qe *15aes -h s ' -k sa
6MA)pIk
Universiy Statlon.-Two big-bone
Poland China pigs were ordered for
club members recently, writes C. C.
mrown, assistant agent in Webster
parish.
Gretna.-The police jury of Jefferson
parish will hold a regular meeting in
the near future, while the finance
committee will meet one day earlier.
The meetings were delayed because of
the regular meeting date falling on the
first of the month.
Ruston. - According to an an
nouncement received from District
Manager C. E. Woolman of the Louis
iana State University, Extension De
partment for North Louisiana, the
next meeting of the North Loulsiana
county farm agents will be held at
Ruston in the near future.
Ruston.-The Ruston Chamber of
Commerce has been selected as meet
ing place for the convention for both
day and evening sessions. The meet
ing ficr Tuesday evening will be at the
same time as the membership meot
ing of the Ruston Chamber of Com
merce.
Pionee'i r.-The' ginners' reprt shows
that up o Nve-nimb-r 14 thI.'t had
bPi n ginned throughout the parish 5.
4(t Lt,.:it~ of cotton against t6,5(o to tioe
sante ldate last ecar. 'he acretage will
be cut more than one-third next year,
it is predicted, because of the poor re
turns.
University Station, Baton Rouge. -
Twenty-five registered hogs, all
brought into the parish for club mom
bers, were exhibited at the Franklin
Parish Fair, writes W. A. Givens, farm
demonstration agent. Many other farm
and home agents over the state report
godo gains made.
University Station.-Velvet beans
have been grown for four successive
years by some of the club boys and
have become a part of the regular
cropping system in these communities,
reports E. W. Jones, assistant agent in
Caddo parish. The velvet bean crop is
exceptionally good this year.
University Station.--DeSoto parish
club members won first place at the
Louisiana State Fair, won first place
in the poultry contest, first in the
dairy contest, reports Mrs. Lillian
Stille, home agent. A Jersey cow was
awarded to the girl winning the dairy
contest.
University Station.--Club members
will be required to have record books
brought up-to-date at each monthly
meeting, writes M. N. Stafford, agent
in Jefferson Davis parish. Club work
will be carried on in some of the smal
ler schools located near schools with
organized clubs.
Gretna.-The committee of nine
named by the police jury to investi
gate the finances of the street railway
companies across the river, who have
applied for permission to raise the
car fare, will resume sessions soon,
when the books will be examined at
the companies' office in Algiers.
University Station. - Schools at
Yellow Pine, Adams, Andrew (hapel
and Heflin were visited recently for
the purpose of reorganizing the boys
and girls clubs, reports Mrs. Julia
Cooksey, home agent in Webster par.
ish. ThF attitude of the teachers was
all that could he desired, and from
sixteen to twnc:ty children took en
tlolment cards at each school.
Lafayette. - Lafayette's "tourist"
season is on in full blast, and the city
streets are presenting a much bright
er appearance a- a result. Mayor
Mouton has orde;cd the police depart.
ment to gatlher thmin in as fast as they
pile off the box ,ars, and every morn.
ing the round-up at City Court is fronl
six to ten strong. In default of the
usual "five or five," they take their
tools and go to work on the streets.
It is helping to solve the labor prob.
lenm.
Arcadla.-Hog killing time is at
hand for the local farmers and a large
number of porkers are being slaugh
tbred during the present dry, cold
spell. Generally, hogs are in fine
shape, due to the fact that ne countr)
raised an abundance of feedstuff in
this section, and doubtless every farm
er will have enough meati furnish
his own larder--and then some. MIost
of the hogs raised here are Duroc Jer
seys.
l.afayette.-Motorists who have oc
casion to use the' Southern National
Highway, the Old Spanish Trail, will
be pleased to know that tile notorious
bog betweeen Lafayette and Rayne,
known as "No Man's Land," has been
obliterated. The police juror for the
econd Ward in Arcadia parish. in
whose jurisdiction the bog existed,
took teams and men to the spot sev
eral days ago and with the aid of a
Sscarilfier smoothed out all the wrinkled
and ruts and If the pretty weather
continues a bit longer the gravel will
be down. This was the only bad spot
betweai Morgaa City and the Mer
mentanu.
Polnte a la Hache.--At a session of
the District Court recently Judge Pe
res issued an order convening the
grand jury with Colonel J. O. Carlisle
as f~oeman, in special seussion Decem
ber 7 to investigate and inquire into
the ,aacsl and general conditton of
the Venice drainag district at the
lowesr ead o the parish.
- Wbner.-Trb West Carrrol priah
e ,j ury has sed the paerish ukrdet
_, eMU sad as leiSed an additional
ve  lt taz tlb pay the nteiet en the
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r -
FIERCE RACE FIGHT
CLAIMS EATH TOLL
TWO ARE REPORTED KILLED AT
INDEPENDENCE, KAN., DUR
ING A RIOT.
MURDER CAUSES BATTLE
Shootihg of Whike Grocer nrf:ames
Citizens-One Negro and One
White Boy Reported Killed
in Fighting.
Independence, Kan.--A white school
boys and a negro were killed and tour
white men wioundied, th.e p '- :bly
fatally, h, re Di·e i 'l er 17 in t .e r:nc.
trouble incident tip tO,, kiir: !
neo ro of R. H. W :art:li. a :..A ,.
(cr tianl. The trou'ei . wh:, 2,
s!.or:ly af:er 7 o'c,'s, n u, tt I a d
u'til tao h:inrs iat r, r \ ,n it
assi; it by -n ehr'-, of ':e '.:o
gu.ard and lo. a! .\nt ri, .n I "i i ost,
succeitcetd in fo:t'.ng the ci,'ma, _ :, tx
off the streets.
Meantimle a reliuc'-t for tijroop s w,
sent by local authotrities t.o Got. llen's
office in Tooeka.
The killin-: of Wharton soak ptac'
early in the morning, when the gro( cer
openedl his store. Robbery is -;,,piseid
to have been the motive. A butcher
in the store ran up while the negro
was rifling the cash register after he
had shot Wharton. The butcher pur
su« d him unsuccessfully several
blocks. Later Nobl Green, negro, was
captured by a posse near here and
brought fo the local jail. He was
Identified by the butcher as the man
who had shot Wharton.
That evening a crowd of armed ne
groes were seen on the streets by at
thorities, who urged them to disperse
and go home. The negroes, accordilng
to the authorities, refused. At that
juncture a group of whites aplroach
ed and surrounded the negroes. A
shot was fired which killed Lawrence
C'lennan. a white schoolboy. Accord
Ing to witnesses, Arthur Harper, a
negro, fired the shot. Harper was
promptly shot dead. A fusjlade tol
l lowed.
Reinforcements for both shfes ap
peared as if by magic. The firing
continued for some time. and the au
thorities, seeing the situation was be
yond their "ontrol, sent emergency
talls for the home guard. American
Legion members, and for national
guardsmen. The stre t: were cleared
after much difficulty and the injured
sent to hospitals. Late that night the
town was quiet.
Theaters werej closed. publte gath
erings prohibited and all persons told
to keep off the str-eets.
RECIPROCAL POSTAL RATES
Negotiations of Postal Treaties Pro
viding for Reciprocal Domestic
Postage Rates May Be Ef
fective in 1921.
rashington.- Negotiations of postal
treatics providing for reiprocal . do
rnestic postage rates in -t;tors. postal
cards and printed matter "iotween the
United tatei' and the countries of
South and Central America,. Mexico
and Spain, was announced at the con
clusion of a m'eting of the governing
board of advisory comnmitne cn inter
national parcel p^st.
The treaties are to take effect as
raltidly after Jan. 1 as they are rati
fied by the several signatory counsels.
tates and that letters and postal
cards shall be sent from the United
States to the signatory countries at
the prevailing rate in the United
States and that letters and posal
cards shall be sent from the signa
tory countries at the domesticrate in
effect in those countries.
The new rates will supplant the
present international pcstal rates,
making the rates bl.tween the United
States and the signatory countries,
a)nd between those countries and the
rnited States, after ratification of the
treaties as follows: Ietters. teo
cents an oupgr or fraction thereof:
postal cards. one cent per card, and
printed matter, one cent per four
ounces of weight.
England Moving Reinforcements.
Iondon.--The war office is moving
heavy reinforcements of troops into
Ireland, it was learned here. Two bat
Staions have been sent and eight other
battalions are under orders to move.
Hog Prices Slump.
Clevwland. O.-MIlxed hdgs sold at
i $9.90 per hundredweight at the U'nion
Stockyards here. This is the lowest
the market nas been since November,
1916, when hcgm were quoted at $9.90.
Texas Gin Burns.
Padncah. Tex.-The cotton gin of
iGoodwin Br~there at Chalk, 12 miles
southeast of Paducah, was detroyed
by tire of undetermined origin, It was
learned here. The loss is placed at
$25 000.
'Cut Bread One-Third.
Stamford, Tex.-The price of the
pound losaf of bread was reduced from
15 to 10 cents here. The reduction af
fects a lafle sectionk of West Texas,
wbkh obteans bred supples from
YEGGS KILLHEADOF
N.Y. JEWELRY CO.
CITY AMAZED AT OUTRAGE IN
FIFTH AVENUE-$100,000 IN
GEMS TAKEN.
BOLD DAYLIGHT ROBBERY
Amid Thronge -f Hol'day Shopper5,
Three Masked Men, After Com
rr.tting Mlarder. Get Away
With Valuables.
N ,w V,'rk.-It s, "',od that desper5t
do' in New Yc,; k hadl reached the
p { k (o - ir :o l a ity when three
, ''I it up four ieosts of
I t.. lit ,l A\' ' r in rth,: iromin at the
ii i' l on n: :'  i .:. kerl bandlts
S k,, . it t, , , ;a wholesale
t',I . ",ý'i ..::k! , .si, . stee' r of
'' t :, " ".. h ]'r I : ,: rl _% : I t h r e e m il n
i' r i'to ~te ot : in the course
.f hol :u::I, ,n d ,o -to c'; r1 vith jew
v 'aoind a n jaout $1' d il.
The ,n : -s ,of handits in perpe
in tu ti iuch daring hrid'iups on
,es-i e days in Broadway and
Sh av'oeru --the show streets oftv
v York-- at unimes when thousands
of iersons arid upposedly plenty of
pj u .emren wiere about has stirred the
ca with aniazement and alarm.
S'e murder-holdup. taking place as
it I in the heart of a district filled
w. , Christmas shoppers and equip
pe. with unusual protection by the
p: and private detectives during
th' toliday season, illustrates what
doo 14 risks bandits will take. And
wi its cold-blooded killing of the
ji ".r it shows how little they count
a I - tan life that stands in their way
an ow little the fear of the electric
ch" deters them.
e of the murderers of the Jew
eh ave 'been arrested, although the
be, !etectives assigned to the work
of ' "Ing criminals were gathered at
the ene of the robbery and murder
so after the bandits disappeared.
- jeweler who was killed was
Ed" i W. Andrews, 50 years old, a
me" et of Andrews & Winston. in
co' rated, with offices on the eighth
flo: r of the building at 542 ?lfth
av .e, at the southwest corner of
45,. street.
BANDITS GET $30,000.
200 Racing Devotees Surrender to
Seven Masked Men.
' !yonne, N. J.-Seven masked ban.
d'" . led by an unmasked leader, ot
t- ed $30.000. it.was estimated, when
mni-e than _00 racing devotee: were
hr i up in a cafe here.
tmhe robbers entered the place as the
S,-t repot.t of the New Orleans races
were being received and forced the
crowd against the walls at the point
of their guns. While the search was
proceeding a crash of glais followed
by a pistol -hot threw the place into
confusion, and durlrg the pandemo.
nium the ban-lits escaped in a waiting
automobile.
Estimates In Chief Farm Crops.
WIashington.-Final e-timates d
(rop prodution and value for this
year have twen antnounced by the de
partment of griculture as follwas:
Bushels. Value.
Corn .......3,232,.67,000 $2.1 9,721.000
Winter
wheat ..... 5S0,513,000 S6,741,000
wheat ... 209.65.,0i0 273.465.000
Oats ..... . 324.055,000 719,7S2,00i
Barley ..... 202 024,f00 742.931,00'
Rye ....... .69,318.000 8,£f09.000
Buck,heat 13.7,9,000 17,797,000
IFlaxseed ... 10,990 '00 19.413,000
Rie ........ 53.710.000 €3,837,000
The value of the 'ountry's impor
tant tarm cras this year is $9.148,519,
000. compared with $14 087,995,000.
their value last year. the department
of agricuPlure announc:'d. These val
ues. based cn prices paid to farmers
on lDecember 1, re'present about 90 per
cent of the value of all farm crops.
Need Ccos to Control Crowd.
Philadeiphia-A contracting firm
advertised fir 25 men'and such a large
crowd responded that a detail of po
lie' had to be summoned to maintain
order. Applicants for work were asked
to call at 7;O a.m.. bqt they began to
gather at 4 o'clock. Those chosen
were sent to Lakehurst, N. J., where
a hangar for the navy is being con.
structed.
Church Dome Falls.
Long Beac.h. Cal.-The dome of the
new First Christian church, under con
struction here, fell just after most of
the workmea had left for lunch. Two
were believed caught in the wreckage.
Arrange Church Fund.
Fort Worth. Tex.-Presding elders,
educators and infhtential laymen of
the Central Texas Methodit Confer
ence met here to arrange for the $33,
000.000 school fund campaign in this
section.
Two Killed in Train Wreek.
Thomeasville, Ga.-Two negroes vere
killed and toer trainmen and several
passengers injured when five cotches
of Atlantle Coast Line train No. 158,
Montsomery to 'homasvlle, were de
raled at Pine Patrk, neoar here
If you waAt to sell your
Of
Louisiana Plantation
And Make the Rfiht Prioee and Tern
Edgar W. Whittemore, st. Joseph, La.
Can Sell it more quickly than you can sell it yourself as
the only business he has is
Selling Louisiana Plantations
He gidve all businema ntruaed to him prompt, careful and persistment ttentlon; Wht
rmany pioepertive lrnd btryer:: has had extcnbive expriene in Land selinl, and is a ver
hL T l advenlusr. If intereste see, phone or write him.
You Can Not Do Better Than Buy Yeao
Men's Fernishing Goons and Hats
FPtOM
GRADY'S
403 Main Street Natchez., Mississippi
IL A i. GREEN STAMPS Speesal Attentioe to "as Orde
VIDALIA BANK &
TRUST CO.
Home Bank at Vid.slta, La.
Branch Bank at Fernidtay, La.
Appreciates Your Business
"TE SOUTH1S CUIA.EST CI
7SCHOOL F 18 INS S ULE COLLEGE.
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
Sbou be twea thebesmttralutst.g
St o Isceetn" bealsms.
YUR t lautru~ on. Pee Niu .
meat P.ltt4mtt, Coamplet e r
bank. Cai Stoe a M
7eo smrerevsetations to ee ¶s .
dests. T  sh the succees *eite
23000 Sarssea students, Soule Co
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Awake. lh setical Popular and $ue
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M. Plater. A. you resh e that witheet good water ose u le a furs , g
ia asses-aaLh T herre Gawlaaied ermsar ae aoeeoutt7.
im remha, I carry them in seiok. Tby are tv boss Idsl ad lasd rs
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