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Official Journal of Washington Parish and the Town of Franklinton.
VOLUME 3. W.L M'N.TOENw.A, .AuRw ,,.H0 FRANKLINTON, LA., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1912.
Items of General Interest Occur
ring Since Our Last Press Day.
Unwritten Law Evokes
Jackson, Miss., Sept. 9.-As a
sequel to the sensational whip
Ping administered to him last
May by V. L. Sykes and W. H,
Curtis, father and husband res
pective of the woman he is said
to have insulted, J. H. Helton is
dead and Curtis, his slayer, is in
jail, the tragedy being staged
Sunday about 1 p. m. in the office
of.Dr. A. S. Applewliite in West
Capitol street, when Curtis en
tered the door and seeing Helton
began shooting, not ceasing his
fusillade until his victim, who
was standing pistol in hand, was
postrated on .the floor of the
ofice, with a half dozen bullets
in his body.
There were no eyewitnesses to
the tragedy, but Dr. Applewhite
saw a pistol in Helton's hand and
got into another room. before a
shot was fired. He had been
talking to Helton several minutes
when Curtis came up the stair
way. Helton saw him cross the
hall and remarked on his coming
as lie drew his pistol, but Helton
never lred a shot.
Curtis and his father-in-law
and brother-in-law, the Sykeses,
entered Helton's plaoe of busi
ness last May and gave him a
tearful beating. Mrs. Curtis'
name was mentioned in discus
sie s of the motive for that at.
tack. A homocide was expected
atghat time, but instead Helton
s .l Wisa assailAnts for $10,000
It is stated by friends of Cur.
sie that Helton had written Mrs.
Curtis, a strikingly handsome
young woman, a note telling her
t*t if she would meet him at a
cei'n plac he he would withdraw
the suit against her husband.
The note fell into the bands of
h` husband, with the result' that
Helton is dead and Curtis in jail.
• enwritten law no doubt trill
be the defense.
J. H. Helton has been in the
book-and news dealing business
here for quite a while, and was
tgarded as a quiet, peaceable
n ndu nausuming young man,
haping come here some three or
tfo r 2ear ago from Keiituky,i
Where he had relatives.
.rtis declined to make Any
slatement to-night, preferring
to remain quiet until the investi
_ ip by, the police.' He
hisr father-In-law are well
known in the building and con
trseting work, and are reputed
)o be.quiet and peaceable as a
lls Hlow He Shot Two Men
Lafayette, La., Sept. 6.- Dar
tisMe Pellerin, who was arrested
last Saturday night by sheriff
Lacost, in connection with his
obhr-in law, Homer Meche,
. the seeped Convict, and charged
with burglriy and larceny..to.
4y Surilihed Ijond for 500 to
appear for trial. Pellerin con
fesed l Sherlfa.to ste that he
eIBlanc's store, near
Slast aPring..rr e is asill
i•u gjl but will'vrobaboly be. taken
back boto ti Pailtenrtary at &Btoi
"M#etold the Picayune rep
eisative how seven or eight
ir .up.he uiet Willie Barner
an4r o Irsbsnon a public road
I Lmmaia-ih, and getting in
.to a drunken quarrel with them,
shot both to derath. Willie Bru
ner was an uncle of Howard E
SBrauner, late haistrict attorney for
Acadia and Lafayette,
Strike Oil; Gusher kpetted,
thier wood, La, Sept. 6.--A
:lsktro m in Estherwood from the
!J.gi oi ~i .field reports that
:' p:rt therem are a oero
r #tdck n ija+ : + 'in 'the
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Dr. Dowling Returned to City.
Dr. Oscar Dowling. president
a of the State Board of Health,
who returned from a trip to
Chicago and Shreveport Sunday
'[evening, is preparing his health
Scar exhibit for a varied program,
- which opens next Sunday, Sept.,
1 15. Dr. Dowling will introduce
a number of novel features on
this trip, which will be through
1 the Southeast. His illustrated
I lectures will be largely devoted
, to ventillation and infantile mor
Dr. Dowling's itinerary this
time will embrace Birmingham,
Spartanburg, Lynchburg and
Washington on the way up the
Atlantic Seaboard, and Atlanta,
Montgomery and Mobile on the
way back. It is expected that
his lecture and exhibit will be
as enthusiastically received in
the Southeast as they have been
in other sections.
Dr. Dowling is the original
apostle of the doctrine of "health"
on wheels," and his lectures have I
attracted international attention.
No Louisianian is more favorably 1
known throughout the country
than the genial head of the State
Board of Health. He hopes ot
get back to New Orleans by Octo- I
ber 2.-Daily States.
Mother Hears Cry of Baraing
McComb, Miss., Sept. 6.-The,
1-year-old son of John Ellis, an
Assyrian merchant on North
Front Street, was so badly burn.
ed about 11 o'clock this morning
that he died this afternoon at 4 1
The mother left the child in
the kitchen, which is in the rear
of the store. when she went to
wait on customers. While thus
engaged she heard the scream of
the child, but by the time she i
reached him his entire body was
enveloped in fames. t
Lightning Strikes Rammondt
Church; Damages Natal- .
Hammond La., Sept. 6.-Dur.
inga severe electric storm which t
Ysited this seoa thbl *tp O
noon lightning struckt I'
cupola of the Baptist' Church, l
setting fie to the bulding. '
structure was damaged to the
amount of about $800, but quick C
work V .the .Fie Department
saved the buildiug trom total
destruction. At Natalbany, two
and a half miles north of here, e
the storm assumed a cyclonic
nature and considerable damage,
wmas done the Natalbany Lumber
Company's plant, some of the a
blow pipes at the big mill beingr I
lNw 0riais MI ftli"II
New Orleans, La.
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PASSENGER SCHEDULE IN EIrl
APRIL 21, 191L.
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ASWELL LEADING II
With Three Precincts Missing
He HasLeadof 119 Votes
Over His Opponent.
Baton Rouge, La., Sept. 9.
The official returns filed with the
Secretary of State for the Eighth
Congressional District, up to a
late hour to-night totals 5,814
votes for Aswell and 5,695 for
La Salle parish incomplete,
Missing, Ward Six, Precinct One,
Cypress Bayou, no election for
Natchitoches incomplete, Miss
ing, Ward Two, Precinct Two,
Chesnut, Ward Three, Precinct,
One, Grappe's Bluff.
The missing precinct in La
Salle parish is-due to the fact
that no election was held therein
because of the error of the par.
ish committee in failing to dis.
tribute congressional tickets in
that precinct. Thisprocinct in
the January primary polled forty
one votes, and will not affect the
ultimate result, as it is unofficial.
ly but accurately reported that
Aswell will carry the district by
Ponder is to Support Morgap
in Second Primary.
Lewis L. Morgan, the leading
candidate in the Sixth Congres
sional contest has been in the
capital since yesterday, and is
deadening tipber with remarksa
ble rapidity. lTonight Amos L.
Ponder, one of the, defeated as
pirants for congressional honors,
was asked by The Times-Deamo
crat correspondent if he cared
to state whom he would support
in the second primary.
Without hesitancy he replied
that he would support Mr. Mor
gan, believing that the best in
terest of the district would be
safer in his hands than in the
hands of his oppoaent.
'This conclusion," Mr Ponder
said, "was reached after consul
tti~e~ ih many of my friends
tbrougaaqt the, strltand after,
mature reoletion, I believe the
ballot is too sacred to be exer.
cised for personal reasons, but
should be exercised solely for
the best interest of the State.
"So believing, I will have to
support Mr. ,Iokgan.'
Mr. Morar' to-niaght stated:
"Should there be a second prl
mery in the .ith ongnaresoal
Distriot, I feel absolutely safe in
sariJag that I will receive the
nominatinn by an overwhelming
majodty. The profers of as 1
aisteace frm asupporters of
Messrs. Ponder and Jones have
exceeded my most sanguoine au.
Pranklinton, La., Sept. 2.
reigular session in the court
house in the town of Pranklinton
on the above date with all memo
Meeting called to order by 4
President Smith, and minutes
of previous meeUtilag read and I
on motion and cerried the
Stition for bicycle ordinance in l
usa was ierjected f or thel
reason that they were without 1
I O ; tion and carried the
M Iapg nAndsa 1
On motion en carried the i
hangein the BikhanandOs. i
nest In' mill, w.g.aa.ed.'
On aotion &id cernied the
Craim and Bliclrwell road wasu
On motion and carried the ex
tension of the Wilks and Mt.
Herman road to intersect the
Osyka and Stallings Bridge road
at Silver Creek Bridge, was
On motion and carried the peti
tion asking for a public road
leaving Lea road 1-2 mile south
of Enon Bridge and intersecting
wire road was granted.
It is also understood that the
above named roads cannot be
granted on the present contract.
On motion the following bills
were allowed and ordered paid.
A. Wbitmnzto, Bet. officer
from h. ...............410 00
D. A. Self. culvert lumber...... 3 3
. M. Gran, bridge repair...... e7 60
J. H.Onan, bridge repairs......118 as
8, D.Oral, bridge repairs...... 7 0
. M. Crain, bridge building...417 00
Jack Alford, bridge building....193 20
J. A. Fendleston building bridge
Waoom brano............... 000
J.R, bllg, repairing Pleasant
Bill brdgen, Ichg bnMch
and Belt branob bridges.......160 60
I. W. arter, culvert lumber.... 16 88
B, W. Oti bridge lumber, Ott
add Snell roa ............... 9 06
T. B, Btwin 6 Son, mdse. for jail 90
J. B. Bateman, services as anitor
and fedlr g prisoers.........170 70
J.N.Alford, A. B. and A. 0.
iller, buldn Pgph bridge 804 60
B. G. Smlith, bridge lumber..... 148 1
L. L sankton, salary registrar
of voter. ....................... 1 97
R. L. Toney, mdse. for small
pox patlent. ......... :........ 18
Bobt. Bablngton Ltd., mdee for
sil......... ............... 69 401
J.D. Wood, ooverilng water tank 4 8
Dr. J3.. . erce, August salary. 765 00
P. L. Sanford, lumber for bridge 89 0
Great Southern Lumber Co.,
enulvert lumber ............... 88
T. J. Simmons, mileage and cost
of ar t.................. .... 4. 1
On motion and carried the pe..
tition asking for a division of the
Fourth Ward was rejected.
On motion and carried, J. W.
Knight and C. A. Jenkins were
appointed a committee to confer
with R. E. Keaton relative to the
Smith and 8tallip s road as to
whether or not it is a public road.
SOn motion and carried the fol
lo~ing resolution was adopted.
Upon motion of commissioner
Leche, duly seconded, that in
accordance with section 4 of act
204 of 1912, vesting this Board
with authority to fix the open
season during which wild deer
otherthan fawns, may be killed
is the various parishes of the
State, Be it resolved that the
open season for shooting deer
throughout the state of Louisi-*
ana is hereby fixed to begin on
the 16th day of September and
to close on the fifteenth day of
Feburary of each year.
Be it further resolved, That
the secretary of this commissien
is here by instructed to notify
the President of the Police Juries
of each Parish in the State of
Louisiana, furnishing them with
a cooy of this resolution.
There being no further busi.
ness the Board adjourned to meedt
on Tuesday Oct. 1,1912.
W. I Smith, Pes.,
W.IPB ister. Secy
Everybody Take Notice!
The BOSTON STORE will be
closed all day Saturday, Sept.
21st, on account of a Religious
e remain, yours tru y,
THE BOSTON STORE
CARP BROS., Propr's.
Tha way td o f was for s b ar t a oapi to wItk',
During to T ds farmaers cam tsslf to."
rakes, astesrs and Th~ sh urrs"d ug ,
and wil do the same io'rkfor ps tit tby thbve dosa e
other farmers we ha veid 1. iar commait Cous s i
and see us aboet D Dbrlig mhims mt tlai yeO IuS ri
town. You don't i bu tr Ebt 70 may lears sme
thing of ales to P rSsing hai: Yo ca smak e
store yoar headque who W ase ls towes if bs `dee
sir. Ask for * Drisgg ea+ s wwhkichspll dneils
tstter tham we an.
BABINOTON O REENLAW.
The Fan msilsMlus M
Located At Fridlaftwk esl.'a
Report furnished to the State Examl'
nor of batks, at the lo of
business on Sept. 4. 31.
Demand Loma .......1..... 0,741.
Loan secured by mortgage 1,161*0
Other loan and disnata.... ,815T.70
Ovedrafts secured and ei.
Stooks and bobds.......... =,eso.1
BanRin ngbouseturnurem and
Other real estate owned.... e,we.o.
Duoe from banks and mankers 4,00.1
Cheleki ad other ekah Item ".1.74
Gold coln... .........I.
Silver, lokeland oopper coln 15008.10
National Bank notes and all
lamses . S. Govt......... 64O0
Supense account............ 1U
Total........ $17Ii ..
Capital stock paid In....... 13D,
Surplus ................... ,
Undivided Profit, los
expenses and taxes paid 1,iu.15
Divideods unpi. .......... 4.0
Individual savingdeposcte.. 7,10.0
Individual deposits, mbject
to check ............... 44,** 00.4
Time certificates of depoosit. IOI0.4
Certificates of depost for
Certified cheoks .... ..... .. .1
Cashier's cheks outbstanding ".D
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bask, s ts Mekeso @1 baslas..
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