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Washington Parish Fair
At Franklinton, Louisiana 4 J
October 17,-18, 19, 1912
-__ Ofticial Journal of Washington Parish and the Town of Franklinton.
VOLUME 3. R"'p" -. .H, ,,-u . FRANKLINTON, LA.. THURSDAY, OCTOBER10, 1912. ....
. . . . . .... .. . . ......N M.ER.2
Items of General Interest Occur
ring Since Our Last Press Day.
Three Killed in Fight With
.Guns.
Greenville, Tex., Oct. 6.-Abou t
5:30 o'clock this afternoon two
of the city's officers and a citizen
of'Lone Oak were killed in a
fight.
Sant Slemmons and John
Cooper, of Lone Oak, had started
out of the city in a buggy, and
just before reaching the Mineola
tracks of the Katy they were
. overtaken by Officers John
Southall, Emmette Shipp, Roy
Harrington and George Dugan.
As the officers approached the
men Slemmons jumped out of
the buggy and began firing.
John Southall was shot 'through
the forehead, through the bowels
and through the leg and fell
dead.
In the fusillade of bullets and
standing in the pools of blood
running on the ground from the
bodies of the two dead officers
Sant Slemmons and Officer Roy
Harrington began to exchange
shots. It is said Slemmons fired
the first two shots at Harrington
but when the smoke had cleared
away and the firing had ceased
it was found that Officer Har
rington had not been hit by any
of the bullets. but Slemmons
was lping on the ground with I
bullet holes through his body.
Slemmons was hurried in an am
bulance to the Hospital Depart
ment of the County Jail. where I
he died from: his injuries an hour I
after the tradgedy.
Slemmons was about 35 Fyears
of age, and was proprietor of a i1
livery stable at Lone Oak, this '
county. He leaves a widow and c
fivechiJldren. 0
Shipp was a married man, 0
and leaves his widow and three 0
'children, and Southall is also "
survived by his widow and three n
children. t
John Cooper, of Lone Oak, r
who was with. Sletmons, is be- d
ing hedin jail to wait an invest.
i ntion.
" Trains Collide; 3 Dying; 15
Slhart. o
Buffalo, N. Y., Oct. 3.-Three
p ersons were probably fatally d
Sinjured and fifteen others more i
or less seriously hurt in a col'
isiono of a West Shore passenger
ltrami and a freight train at
Wende Station, 20 miles east of
: Bufftalo, Thursday morning.
' Miss Helen Gould and a party V
of wonten friends in Miss Gauld's
Sprivate car went through the
.wrelk,1 They were badlyshaken
:p, though no one in the car was
Lgit Person as Poisoned. f:
IIrlUght persons t ere poisoned. h
o~~of them seriously, as a re- I
Witt feating spaihetti seasoned
ittomato paste yesterday af- j
sn L Thtio euterin from
poisoning are the
niom~bhe Di Maggio find 1
? familles who live at 2Sek2 p
ad 8 a street, respec- q
tiRF 'StM6 Brem, iseventeen U
ol4d , is the one whose con- .'i
d rious. All so
Sap#efde.rthe care ot two y(J
Snurses 1eho were sent to th
bouaser. after the students al
two Iearity Hospital am- pr
bd/~cceeded in relievr be
rers. M
isoned a'e: Steve to
Id Maggio his awife, M
, 8bein John di th
~eaj.tuo 0~0
lh families are related. Mrs. Bruno
is the keeper of a grocery store,
and tomato paste from the store
was used by both families in pre
0} paring the dishes of spagetti
"n which graced the tables of both
a families yesterday afternoon.
When dinner was over the
'n tables had barely been cleared
d when all of those who had eaten
*d became ill. .In the Di Maggio
[a house, Mrs, di Maggio first was
e attacked, and the others followed
n in rapid succession. Dora Bru
V no was the first made ill in her
' home, but in a few moments the
e others were nearly unconscious.
The Charity Hospital was noti
fied to send two ambulances, and
h when they arrived the students
s had a hard task working the
Istamach pump on all the suf
ferers.
Mrs. Bruno stated that the
tomato paste had been purchas
• ed only recently, and as far as
she knew none of it had been
sold in the neighborhood of the
grocery.
S a
Water Tank Was Grave for S
Painter.
Magnolia,Miss., Oct. 3.-The c
100,000 gallon water tank that n
serves the city of Magnolia was ii
the scene of the death of J. L.
Johnson, a masterpainter. Wed- n
nesday, and of the narrow es- w
cape from the same.fate of Will G
Lewis and Richard Allen, his ti
negro helpers, who with him
were engaged in painting the in- bi
terior of the big reservoir. Dur- c.
ing the absence of his helpers T
Johson is supposed to have be- ir
come overcome from the fumes it
of the paint and to have toppled bi
over into the tank from the top tii
of the thirty-six foot ladder on $1
which he was at work. The two st
negroes found his dead body at
the bottom of the tank when they 6
returned and let themselves
down into the tank. They at
tempted to raise the. body of
Johnson and pass it through a
manhole at the ton of the tank, of
but were unsuccessful, being d(
overcome by the paint fumes and f"
falling back into the tank. In a ar
desperate effort to save their ha
lives they succeeded in unrivet- ei
ing a side of the tank through w
which they secured enough air H
to get out and summon help. in
After a fruitless effort to get w
Johnson's body out an openingat
was at last made in the side of tb
the tank and the corpse of the th
master painter passed out in this
manner, the great height of the T
tank, it being 125 feet in height,
Laking any other method im
possible. Johnson came here
from Kentwood, La., and is said a
to have been married, although l
his relati\'es have not yet been tij
located.
Wilson Money from Hammond cl
of
Hammond, La., Oct. 8.--Chief gt
Daniel Wolf, of tbe locsl firo de- I
partment, who hasm already raised
quito a sum of money and for- gc
warded it to Mr. Robert:Eawing, IX
¶a support of the Woodrow Wil- lo'
sn .ampaign fund,- informied i
-oar correspondent yesterday 5
that he \vas busily engaged again th
along the same line and would as
probably i-aise another neat sum to
before the ~ middle of October.
Many of tlose who subscribed to
to the first ipaper circulated by th
Mr. Wolf have inforn9edhim that
thyar~eia readiness ~Q d ube s'
or triple their donation i nees- I vs
t r. 'kolf is of thepp ion
·'- i -·:
somewhat tardy in their contri
butions, basing his conclusions
on the corresponding condition
. of four years ago when several
thousand dollars more had been
no subscribed to the Democratic
fund than has been done thus
far in the present campaign.
"Over confidence may be the
ti contributing cause," declared
h Mr. Wolf, "but that should not
retard the financial assistance
oe ne bit, and we should be up and
,d moving until the gong sounds
and Taft and the Bull Moose take
o the official count." Chief Wolf
has done fairly well in his col
d lections here, considering the
fact that there are a number of
r Republicans residing in Ham
e mond. However. the Wilson vote
will amount to more than that of
the two other candidates com
d bined.
One Killed; Four Hurt.
New Iberia, La., Oct. 4.-Vin
cent Gennaro, fireman, was killed
instantly when the smokestack
of the New Iberia Steam Laund
ry fell on him as he was fighting
the fire which destroyed that
building to-night. Gennaro had
a hose trained on the blazing
r structure when the stack top
pled and crashed to the ground.
He was caught underneath and
crushed into an unrecognizable e
mass. Four other firemen were t
;injured. 1
The chimney which killed Gen.
naro was seventy-five feet high E
with a diameter of three feet. a
Gennaro was an Italian, and
twenty-five years old.
The origin of the fire has not
been ascertained, but it was dis
covered in the boiler room,
There was gasoline used. for the o
ironing machine in the building, U
it is said, and this made the fire I
burn fiercely. The loss is is- s
timated at between $10,000 and. h
$12,000. The building was two
stories high and of wood.
Levin Diamond Oddly
Recovered
Alexandria, La., Oct. 3-A big a
$450 diamond, a part of the fruit R
of the burglary of the Levin resi- .
dence some months ago. and is
found in posession of a negro, o
arrested at Houston last week,
has heen identified following its
examination by a dealer here.
where it was forwarded by the
Huston authorities. The negro
in whose possesion it was found U
worked for some monthsin Alex. p
andnria hotels, and it was during
this period that the burglary of JI
the Levin home occurred. F
T
Town Terrorized By Real &
Bad Man. ci
Lambert, Miss., Oct. 4-Arm-L
ed wlith a shotgun. Frank Wil- R
liams to-day caused terror for a
time at Marks, Miss. Williams
walked into J, N. Rand's drug
store and marched the drug
clerk out of the store at the point
of the shotgun, saying he was
going to kill him, but wanted to au
march him out of town. c
Williams ordered his victim to '
go in front of him from the up
per end of Main Street to the u
lower end. making threats as he to
went, occassionally waving at ye
men on the sidewalk, and telling
them to standback, as he was
nearing the place he had planned
to kill the helpless victim.
He shot once, the buckshot e'
tearingbholes in- the 'clothes 'oitl
the clerk. . ...
Williailn was overtaken by his F
father and brother, who pre- C
veiled upon himnot to kill.
After aeeurlu his guni the,
sheriff ol k iRi: n li s i, .
break for liberty, but was fol
lowed by a number of shots
fired by the sheriff, who succeed
ed in recapturing the prisoner
and landing him in jail.
Sheriff Sale.
Sam W. Smith
Versus
Georgia Grace.
Notice is hereby given that by virtue
of an order of feri facias issued out
of the 26th Judicial District Court of
Louisiana, in and for Washington
Parish, in the above entitled cause,
and to me directed, I will proceed to
sell at public auction to the last and
highest bidder, on
Saturday, November 2. 1912
at the principal front door of the
court house at Franklinton, La., be
tween the legal sale hours for judicial
sales, the following described property
to-wit:
55.04 acres of land, together with
all improvements thereon, being the
swl of the set of section 18, and 15
acres being a strip of equal leegth and
width across the northern part of the
nwk of the net of section 19, t p. 1
south, range 10 east, St. Helena Mer
idian.
Terms of sale: Cash, with benefit
of appraisement.
This 25th day of September, 1912.
T. J. Simmons, Sheriff.
Notice for Publication.
Department of the Interior.
U. S. Land Office at Baton Rouge, La.
Sept. 30, 1912.
Proof under law under which entry
was made.
Notice is hereby given that John
James, of Angie, Louisiana, who, on
Feb. 13, 1907, made Homestead Entry
No. 01969, for Lot No. 1, Section 28.
Township 1 s.. Range 14 e.. St. Helena
Meridian, has filed notice of intention
to make Five Year Proof to establish
claim to the land above described, be
fore Clerk of Court, at Franklinton,
La., on the 16th day of .ov. 1912.
Claimant names as witnesses: Joe
Roberts, Harry Wilson, Ira J. Barr
and Joe Barr, all of Angie, La.
JOHN F. NUTrALL, Registrar.
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L3E(lE, ILO2X, asse -
If the Donkey
Kicked the Bull Moose,
S Would the Elephant Holler? *
Sounds like politics, don't it? But it
isn't. It is just AN EYE CATCHER!
We want to call everybody's attention to
the tact that our Great Fall Opening Sale
is still going on. Our sale. will last until
October 19th, taking in the Fair, which
takes place October 17, 18, 19. Make
our store your headquarters. We will
be glad to see you.
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