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PERSONAL AND OTHikWISE
Douglass McSween of Sandy
Bayou attended to business here
Warren Martin who has been
very ill with slow fever is up
Friends of W. P. Welch will
be -la' to k low that he is out
M'iss Anna Bell Swift who is
teaching music at Manguam vis
ited he mother here Sunday.
W. E. Hunter of Cotton Plant
called in at our office Saturday.
The wolves are annoying the
people around Banks Springs.
The friends of Mrs. A. DeBen
will be sorry to learn that she is
C. A. Hebert of Beouff River
was here Saturday buying goods.
Mrs. J. F. McDonald of La
Fouch arrived home Saturday af
ter several days visit to Olla.
J. N. Laird of Kelly sold cot
ton here Saturday.
We have been fortunate in
getting a correspondent at the
locks and will give the people
the news from that important
place each week.
W. L. Mayes of Ward 10 was
here Saturday and reports hav
ing ginned 240 bales of cotton
up to the 8th.
While working on the pile
driver at Lock 3 Howard Hen
derson had his hand severly
mashed, causing the loss of two
fingerrs from his right hand.
Dr. May performed the opera
Suits cleaned, Fred Meredith,
Mrs. Allen Meredith returned
from Alexandria Monday night
after a few days visit.
Capt. R. A. Lashley of the
Str. Ransdell, paid this office a
peVas~it call Tuesday. He re
ports doing good work on this
Candidate Meredith called on
the voters of Ward 7 Monday.
Attorney H. T. Hair visited
relatives at Bosco Sunday.
W. D. Fisher of Cotton Plant
had his name added to our list
while here Saturday.
T. B. Eubanks was campaign
ing in Columbia Saturday.
J. E. McClanahan looked af
ter political affairs here Satur
J. E. Sterns bought a new bed
for an old wagon here Saturday.
L. L. Kelly of Ward 5 was in
Columbia Monday on business.
Ossie Elkins is in this parish
The river is still falling at
J. W. Clarkson made this of
fice a business call Tuesday.
Hair cut, 25cts Fred D. Mere
Charley Schmidt the brick ma
son of Grayson, paid a year's
subscription to the Watchman
before going to Pollock to do
J. J. Minor of Standard put
his car in the Lacy Garage for
repairs this week.
The Etowah made its regular
trip to New Orleans Monday, af
ter being aground 36 hours below
Monroe. It was necessary to op
pen the locks in order to get
The Str. Ransdell was tied up
at our wharf a few nights this
Shave, Fred D. Merediht. 15.
David Dunn leaves today for
Shreveport to arrange for the
silo exhibit of the Crossett Lbr.
Co. Mr. Dunn has been made
sales manager for North Louisi
anaand Texas with headquar.
ters at Shreveport after Jan 1st.
Geo. G. Green of Monooe pur
chased last week 326 head of cat
tle from the farmers of wards 2
Dr. Hedley with his gas boat
"Hazel Estelle,' left Tuesday for
A crowd of Grayson boys and
girls were in Columbia car riding
Miss Kittie Lively of Duty was
the guest of Miss Anita Baker
Wednesday night, returning to
Gravson Thursday to visit the
Kelly - Mayes.
Miss Maude Kelly of this place
and Mr. Curtis Mayes of near
here, stole a march on their
friends Sunday October 10 and
journeyed to Grayson where
they were quietiy married by
Rev. I. A. Patton at the Method
Miss Kelly is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Kelly who
for several years have been resi
dents of Columbia and Biggs
Point, being at present in the
Mr. Mayes is a resident of this
place snd is imployed by the Ham
ilton livery stable.
Among those present were
Misses Tingle of Copenhagen,
Mayes, Jessie Daniel, Lessie
Livey. Messrs. J McKeithen,
Watson Patton and 0. Mayes.
Death of Mrs. Florence Neugent
The many friends of Mrs.
Florence Thames Neugent will
regret to learn of her sudden
death which occured Oct. 13 1915
at the home of her parents, near
Mrs Neugent was an Industrial
graduate of the '09 class, later
teaching school in North Louisi
ana where she was widely known
and respected by everybody. In
January 1915 was married to
J. Neugent of Selma, La. They
have resided in Grayson since.
Besides a devoted husband,
she leaves an aged father and
mother to mourn her death.
Interment will take place in
the Welcome home Cemetery.
Wise Men And Fools
The wise man's eyes are in his
head; but the foul walketh in
darkness; and I myself perceived
also that one event happeneth
to them all. Then said I in my
heart, as it happeneth to the
fool, so it happeneth even unto
me; and why was I more wise?
Then I said in my hea: , that
this also is vanity. - -Ecclesiastes
ii, 14 and 15.
Winnfield Bank Helps Corn and
Plans have been submitted for
the organization of a corn and
pig club for Winn parish. It is
certain that within a few days
the organization will be perfect
ed whereby there will be 100
boys of this parish competing for
Ithe title of champion corn raiser
in both national and state con
The Bank of Winnfield has
made an offer to furnish every
boy with money necessary for
planting and cultivatidg such a
crop, as welloffering to also sup.
ply the money for each member
of the'club to purchase and raise
a pig for exhibition. "I have
planned for some time", said
Mr. B. W. Bailey, "and we be
lieve that our offer to furnish
the boys money will remove the
When Themistooles was asked by
his host at a dinner party to enter
tain the guests by playing the lute, he
replied that he could not play the
Addle, but that he could make a small
town a great city. We have in this
nation many politicians who are good
"tddlers," but they cannot make a
small town a great city. We are over
run with orators who can play upon
the passions of the people, but they
can't put brick and mortar together.
We need builders.
Let those who hunger and thirst for
power understand that the highest
glory of a statesman is to construct,
and that it is better for a man that he
should build a public highway than
that he sbould become Governor of a
state, sad that he start a plow than
that he become the author of a law.
The true test of statesmanship is the
plow and the hammer, so let those
whe -Weal ge Doa u.
FLOWERS FOR SALV
Polens, Begonias, Ferns. Chrysanthemums Plants & Bulbs
For Prices, Address,
Mrs. H. C. Blanks, Columbia, La.
WOMAN'S SUFFRAGE FROM THE
VIEWPOINT OF LEADING
Why should women vote? That il
the question that is ringing from
ocean to ocean and reverberating from
the Canadian boundary to the Mexi
can border. It is the mission of a
newpaper to give the news and the
action of the Texas Farmers' Union
in opposing woman's suffrage when
that question was recently before the
Texas legislature is significant as
representing the attitude of the or
ganized plowmen. We reproduce in
part the argument presented by Hon.
W. D. Lewis, president of the Texas
Farmers' Union, in opposing the bill:
"It is gratifying to note that it Is
not the farmer's wife who is clamoring
for the ballot. She is too busy
trying to make happier homes, mold
ing the minds of future citizens and
sharing with her husband the cares
of life to indulge in political gossip.
The ballot will give her no relief from
drudgery, give no assistance in cloth
ing the children or bring to the home
additional comforts, conveniences or
opportunities in life. It is, as a rule,,
the city woman promoted to Idleness'
by prosperity, who is leading the suf"
"From many standpoints, perhaps
a woman has as much right to vote
as a man. So has she as much right
to plow as a man; she has as much
right to work in a factory as a man;
she has as much right to shoulder a
musket as a man, but we would rather
she would not do so from choice
and we regret that necessity ofttimes
compels her to earn a living by en
gaging in gainful occupations. We do
not consider misfortune a quallfica
tion for suffrage or a business acci
dent a reason for granting franchise.
We are opposed to woman at the
ballot box the same as we are op
posed to woman in the field, in the
factory or in the army and for the
self-same reasons. We had rather
see her plant flowers than sow wheat;
gather bouquets than pick cotton and
rear children than raise political is
sues, although she may have as much
right to do one as the other.
Opposed to Unsexlng Humanity.
"Sex qualification for suffrage may
have its apparent inconsistencies. No
general rule adjusts itself perfectly
to all conditions. It is a favorite art
gument advanced by the proponents of
woman's suffrage that many cultivated
and noble women are far more capa.
ble of intelligently exercising soy.
ereignty than a worthless negro, but I
the South never was anxious for
negro suffrage, and while culture and
refinement, and even morality, are
desirable virtues, they are not the I
only qualifilcations for franchise.
"The primary, inherent and inse.
arable fitness for suffrage is support.
ing a family. The plow handle, the
forge and the struggle for bread at.
ford experience necessary to properly
mark the ballot Government is a
great big business and civilizsation
from the very beginnlng assigned
woman the home and man the busi.
ness afairs of life.
"There has been much freakish legt
flation enacted during the past de
cade that no doubt appeals to woman's
love for the ridiculous, but to under.
take to unsex the human race by law
is the height of legislative folly and
a tragedy to mankind.
"We are opposed to the equal rights
of woman-we *ant her to ever re
main our superior. We consider
woman's desire to seek man's level
the yellow peril of Twentieth Century
"Woman is the medium through
which angels whisper their messages
to mankind; it is her hand that plants
thoughts in the intellectual vineyard;
it is through her heart that hope, love
and sympathy overflow and bless man
kind. Christ-the liberator of woma
kind-was satisfied to teach the lessons
oif life and He was a man. He chose
to rule over human hearts and re.
fused worldly power and men followed
after Him, women washed His feet,
little children climbed upon His knees
and the Ruler of the uviverse said
that In Him He was well pleased.
Can woman find a higher callingr.
THE VITAL PROBLEM Of
By Peter Radford.
There is no escaping the maket
problem and the highest development
of agriculture will not be attalned
until it is solved, for a market
is as necessary for the producer
as land on which to grow his crop.
Governmental and educational insti.
tutions have spent $180,000,000 Ia the I
United States during the past ten
years for improving soil production
and improving seeds and plants, but
very little attention and les moeey
has been givg to the marketing side
The problem is a monumental one
and one which will never be solved
until it gets within the grasp of a
gipntlo organisation where master
minds can concentrate the Qmbined
experience and wisdom of the age
upon t. It is a problem which the
farmers, merchants, bankers, editors
and statesmen must unite in solving.
The Farmers' Union stands for all
there is in farming from the most
scientlf0 methods of seed selection to
the most systematic and profitable
plans of marketing, but does not be.
liove In promotlna one to the neglect
of the other. We consider the work
of farm demonstrators valuable and
we ask that governmental and com
mercial agencies seeking to help us.
contlanue to give us their assistance
and advice, but we believe that their
influence should be extended to the
marketing side of our farm problems
We cannot hope to develop man.
fcturing by overproduction of the
factory; we cannot build up iercan.
tile enterprises by the-merchants load
Ing their shelves with surplus goods
and no more can we develop agricul.
tura b glutting the market with a
surplus at products.
The eigh of a hone made kDrte
ling of Persia, the six contending
powsps .the.hrone agreeing among
themselv that the one whose horne
should Migh first should posses the
kingdom. This ancient method of
settling disputes among politicians
could be revived with profit today.
if our partisan factions and petty pal.
itlcians could only settle their die
putes by the neigh of a hors, the
bark of a dog or the bray of a donkey.
it would be a great blessing and would
give our eitisens a better opportunity
to parsee the vocations of industrr
tree from political strife.
Let those who pick polttical plume
by raising rows and who Sash swords
drlppint in the blood of industry un.
derstand that they cannot turn the
publlo forum into a political arena and
by a clash of personal aspiratlons
still, the hammer and stop the plow
and that their quarrels must be setled
in the back alleys of civilisatioo.
-Any intelligent person may
earn a good income coerespond
ing far newspapers; experience
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Notice of Trespass
All persons are hereby warn
ed not to trespass upon the fol
lowing degeribed property: NW
1-4 NE 1-4 W 1-2 of SW 1-4 of
NE 1-4 Sec. 18-2p 13 N. R. 3 E.
Notice of Application for Par.
Notice is hereby given that I
will make application to the
Board of Pardons of the State
Louisiana, for the pardon of J.
H. Hankins,who was on the 31st
day of July 1915, convicted in
the District Court in and for the
Parish of Caldwell, for man
slaughter, and sentenced to
serve one year at hard labor in
the State penitentiary at Baton
Rouge, La. J. R. Hankins,
Columbia, La., Aug., 26, 1915.
FARM FOR REN'I.
WANTED. A good tenant, man
with family yrefered, for farm
at Cotton Plant, Caldwell Parish
La. Can make it interesting to
the right party.
Address D. H. Reese,
1630 Polymnia Street,
New Orleans, La.
One Share Grayson Bank Stock, at
Dr. 0. A. BIGGS
Notice of Trespass
All persons are her;c - warn
ed not to trespa:. u !mn ie fol
- lowing described jpr ,,, :'tV, c(,m
I monly known as Perri' I;!land,
f to-wit: s w 1-4 and t ,:;. , 7,
and 8, se 1-4 of n -1. sw 1-4
oJ nw 1-4 and w 1-2 o' w 1-4
of sec. 36, lots 10 and 11 of see
35, all in tp 14 n. r 1 e. The a
bove property having eecn )post
ed this day. All ,ier:,',sons tress
passing upon the same wil! be
I dealt with accordin,'g to la:w.
(Mrs.) LauIa E!. Graves
Columbia, La., Sept. 1. 1915.
New Orleans, La., S. t. 1:, '15
To the Recorder of "icrlt nges,
Parish of Caldwell
You are hereby ,,oti;ieil th::t
section No. 2 of (Columbia-Ray
ville Highway, contract for the
construction of which entered
|into by and betwe:, : the State
. of Louisiana and I. I). \'Wocd,
]Contractor, on the 29!!t day of
SApril 1914, has this ,ay been
(Signed) W. E. A.tkinson.
State i i;hw:,a Engineer
At a Bargain;-
2 CORNER LOTS ad, joining
the High School Buuiinpl at
Grayson, La. Apply to or see
S. IE CORDY