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VOLUME %Y WINNFIELD, WINN PARISH, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY, JULY 31. 1908 NUMBER 16
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THE FARMERS STATE
UNION IN SESSION
The Delegates of this Great
Association Hold a Most
The delegates of Farmers' Edu
estional and Co-operative Union
began to arrive in Winfield lass
Sunday for their annual conven
tion on the 28th. and on Monlan
were virtually in possession of
the city. With the officials, corn
mittees. delegates and visiting
Sfarmers there were 300 in at
tsndance Tuesday morning, and
fresh arrivals adding to the
Amon; those in aldndanced
were National President C. S.
VBarett of .lunction City, Ia..
State ollieters: President J. E
Bullard. Vice-President C. 1'
Baird. Secretary J. W. Boytst,
: Chaplain .1. A. Ambhroe. C.m,
dector W. H. Porter, Door
ShIeper (. W. Smith. Also the
members of the executive coam
Simttee and the warehouse man
Monday was employed in ex
ceutive l.eetings of the commit
ieis and warehouse managers.
QaI 1 uesday there was an execu
iveo meeting of the delegates to
On i'uesdav morning at 10
o'clock an open meeting was held
b the Court house to which the
was admitted. The court
toem was filled to -ooerfowing.
I7aoag the delegates were Mias
earper of Winn, a niece of Mr.
.. J. Harper of Winnfield, and
-:im Farnces of (ataboula.
rWho wire escorted to seats
in, t!e railing by Secretary
amid the applause of the
The Union was elled to order
President Bullard. The only
- iness transactei was the as
_ nent of the following
on credential: J. A.
chairman, (1. P. Laborde.
. W. Briee, M. J. Belton, J. H'.
esidest Bullard thei asked
Boyett to preside M he
mare familiar with the
.electe d to address the
Sm.* He disbharged this
i a m.cst elegant style.
eng each. He prefaned
introduction with appro..
remarks in a mewst happy
. le said he wasr onewhat
nied at the atsesdance
fully eipeeted 1500 fanlere
-d, due u..doubtdly to the
rent weather. lie was glad
those present were here. It
a privilege and .eowor to
ef the energy and meIuband
- mena who had devspk-ed
- a. d WinnoMld, a town that
frow to thou.asdd. It wne
lege to intrNluce to s~k,
a stroneg facter in S ,
** of thi eiyr, Mayor J. D.
or Pace il his addres of
, sai that Wamisld
of a popouatlom of 110
Ova or esix .sra ag * h
400 ihabitmt. The. it
a business of $E000 per
5aid u.ow $1WAo0, di
to the fiarmnr s hoped
would have permagat had
hea. The m rs U"
bown to1 oeestlrys' H1
thej were aeks Is the
am of relaklg bhIr
affairs sattil h. wjal m
lases wa mt
."ad a ~'-~·JiiF
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first to insa'l organization. 'Thl
true principle was to organize
and stick to it, or go after false
gods and fail. lie now turned
over the keys of the city to the
farmers (handing a hb'nch of
keys to Presilent IBullard) and
that they would hind the farmers
and the citizens in links of love
Mr. C. R. K..lly of Duhac.h
I neXt spoke in response to the
speech of welcome. II.* said that
there was something in farming
and devotion to their present
principles. The warm and c(irdid
welcome made it good to meet
here. It shows that there is a
clear understanlling of the (th.
order, social, moral and industrial.
Hence there was a clear
understandinig thalt it was the
wi.h of every citizen to conifer
pleasure on the visitors and ap
preciated the class to which they
belonged, lie spoke of the
Grange, the mistakes they nade,
but after all they did good. It
was necessary to work for an
idea; not for the individual, hut
for the general gotod and the
emancipation of the individual
classes fromt the thraldom of the
past, and this battle for an idea
in this line would prove success
ful. This idea should travel in
one road and profit by the
mistakes of the past. Political
and individual freedom haIl been
establihbed and now industrtal
freedom will succeed. lie would
say to Wiunfield that they ac
cepted the cordial welcome ex
tended with gratituwe, and reply
with that most expressive of all
phrases, "l'hank you."
ienator i. W. Oglesby next
w.eloi. the convention in
behalf u, the Progre'sive League.
He begia hid addlress by coni
piring hiutnself to the farmer who
fell into the soap barrel head
foremost. Why do we welcome
the farmers? They are the bone
sad sinew of the land. They love
to farm because they commune
with Nature. The teaclhineg of
Nature are truth, honor, virtue
and justice. They ,were alway,
ready to welcome the farmers.
Hi paid s merited tribute to
Secresry Boyet, who was always
willing to boost W afiaehld. He
'then told what jres. ideas he
'entertaised of what he would or
'wastad to do a senator. He
:tod bow Boysti killed the chat
"tl mortgage. In speaking of the
uefforts of Senator Maraton to
abolish the cotton exchange, the
-mention of his samune brought
forth a torm of applause. There
was no. truer, more honest, boo
rablean thanu rstoa *ho led
the battle against that octopus.
They wrn- not lghting the
exchange, hut esose tl*Ig con
-o'lo with at that were hurtful
to thei farmers. They wish to
hlate t and giva tbhe options
to the farmers ad it will kill it.
H.e ex spoke at some length
on the leulation of the extra
eselon, and in hue explanation
.--.reed to the bsheriff' and
asemsors' bills, which eaused an
laterrptiou from- sevel s of the
sadisne. elic.itie -the remark
rom the speaker that he did not
:mean to step on any ae's toes.
e eseledel d his .addsees by
Lratesdgs aerdial welcoiee to
s mhms s of- the n esion
is the eame d- the Plrogreaive
-I ueopemsM -Mr. A. A.KElilg
i esi eisaid he wals in
Swith dte twriere H.
WOODMEN OF THE
Splendid Addresses and a Fine
Dinner Marked the Event at
Curry Last Week.
The Woodmten of the World of
the Rocky lli!l Camp, near Curry
I postotlice in the second ward,, had
a splendid celebration on the 23d.
The camp is a prosperous one as
shown by the interest taken in
making the celebration a success.
In the morning a larne crowd,
who had assembled to take part
in this splendidi social event, were
addhlrssedl by iInn. Cas Moss and
Ilon. A. B.. lundley. These gen
tlenen were listened to with great
latteniion, and while they did not
touch on political matters their
remalrks were very intcaesting.
Adj 'urnment was then had for
dinner and it is need less to say,
where the good people in the
lower end of -ward two are con
cerned, that the tables groaned
under their load of plenty.
In the afternoon Prof. W. A.
Odomn and his i singing class kindly
and tleautiully rendered several
song+. 'I'lh. followed by a speech
(iin "Woodcraft' by lion. C. P.
Then Hon. Harry P. Gambie,
who had been speciallly invited
for that occasion, delivered an
inti resting talk on '"Woodcraft"
and the speaking was closed by a
few well chosen words from
Ju age Geo. Wear.
The occa.,sow was indleed a mest
happy one and the chairmalln, J.
T. i'isdale. and his assistants,
Messrs. Curry, Maddox, Long
and Holmes, are to be congratu
lated on their successful man
anceO as cointig from the hearts
of the people. The Farmers'
Union was one of thousands of
organizations. It was formed to
protect their interests, as dad the
sugar growers. the rice men, the
apple arid orange growers, etc.
The farmers awoke to find them-]
selves left and degraded.. They'
took their" wives, .daughters,
children to work in the fields.
Words of welcome came from the
merchants amid they simpIlI
credited their accounts with the
proceeds of their cotton. With
the growth of the Farmers' Union
name protection. Everything was
revolutionized. Their wives re
turned to their homes where they
belonged, their dlaughters took
their proper spheres, and their
children returned to sechol. The
farmers are doing well upder the
banner of the Union. It has er.
rolled them and their friends
under this banner in the war for
National President Barett is a
qpagnetic talker, not an orator,
and his genial, pleasant and
smiling method of presenting bit
ideas, at once caught the rapt
attention of the audience. He
began his introLduction by saying
that he left his own State Union
to come to Louisiana while that
body was in session. (Applause.)
He would rather be in Louisia:sa
than any place in the world. He
loved all the farmers, they treated
him so nice that it filled hbi with
graitude and" affection. lie hal
met much trouble, but les o'ri
her than anywhere else. Lou
i.-_na did alt in its power to make
his rod as easy as poseible, hence
he made bat few mistakes.
Them was no better orgamis
tt than in Louisioa Uad that
m thresmoa he was glpd to be
Yr. iYOg Ms o eZW Odiiu , *1
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the 't :tet F edihrati, n of Labor,
Iiin pre..,ent was invited! to, ad
'Ire.-., the :nollel'e. lie iiiseus~ed
with eloquence the origiimal forma
tion of the trades union and how
co-operation brought success.
lie told of the 8-hour law and
why its necessity. lie presented
cogent facts to sustain his plea
for union and co-operation.
"l;ive us time," be exclaimed,
"and we will give you the price
of your products." lie said or
ganized labor wanted the women
at home, the chi dren at school
and the men in manhood work.
There were 10,000,000 men close
to starvation today and 18,000
multi-millionaires. It means that
these fabulous fortunes come
lie eloquently and earnestly
made an appeal to the Farmers'
I'iioni to unite with the Federa
tion of Labor and work along the
same lines. Mr. Fouste was fre
queotly interrupted with hearty
Mr; Viers of East Feliciana
made a few remarks and advo
cateed co-operation with labor
G. W. Bruce of Provencal took
the floor and broke out into.a
farmer's song to the air of "As
we go marching on", and the
audience heartily joined in the
chorus and adjourned amid great
"1 "/ sl
After three days and nights of
almost continuous session, the
Farmers' State Union adjourned
Wedneslay night. As most of
ticir meetings were in executive
session, the results of their labors
are unknown. The people of
Winnfield gave them a cordial
reception and felt that it was
good for them to be here.
Despite the continuous frown of
the elements and downpour of
rain during their presence, it is
hoped that their stay in this pre,
gressive town created a favorable
impression and they departed
with pleasant memories of Winn
field and its hospitable citizens.
They are wished a boo voyage
The following is a list of the
officers elected for the ensuing
year and executive committee
chosen: President, J. E. Bullard
of Sabine, re-elected: Vice-Pres
ident', R. Lee Mills, St. Landry;
Secretary-Treasurer, J. N. De
Loach of Win; Chaplain, J. A.
Amlyose of Lincoln, re-elected;
Coaductor, 8. D. David of East
Baton Rouge; Doorkeeper, G. W.
Executive committee: I. N.
McCollister, C. R. Kelly, Dr. W.
S. Jones, Dr. N. C. Culberson, J.
Delagates to National Union:
J. F. Arceneaux, J. W. Boyett,
Muss Louise Walters.
Prof. B. C. Caldwell, President
of the State Normal School at
Natchitoches, has resigned and
State Superintendent J. B. Aswell
has been elected to fill the
vacanc', by the board of admia
istrators. Governor Sanders has
selected his successor and will
announce the new State Superin
tendent in a (lay or two. Thee
sudden change have eaused a
seudation in educational circles.
Prof. Aswell's salary has been
uxed at $4000 by the board.
DeWitt's Little Early BRisers
se safe, surea little pill, with a
rptation. They are the best
- made. a Be Beus to get Early
. We sell and reommenad
tbs. .--Proels Dru Co.
Some of the Forces That are
Aiding in the Remarkable
Growth of This Town.
It la a little remnarkaldc, to .av
the lea-t of it, that people wV ho
live In close proximity to \'Winn
field but who have not visited it
for a number of years, form muchl
erroneous opinions of it5 rc:a!
condition as it actually exi-t..
They will speak of it as an un
formed village without any facil
ities or modern conveniences,
basing their ideas on the impres
sions conveyed as they last saw it.
Yet the Winnfield of tol'iy has
been heralded folr and witd and
the actual observer of the prev'ent,
wonders where it obtainedl its
remarkable growth. They do not
take into consideration the mu
pelling forces of the concentra
tion of a system of trunk railway
lines that are annually pouring
into this point thousands of vis
itors,-men of observation and
capital. Nor yet do they con
sider the restless energy, liberal
ity, generosity and activity of a
robust and energetic population.
So it has come to pass that the
little village has developed sr.d
denly into the proportions of the
embryo city. It boasts of a pop
ulation that has reacdhe thous
ands, of factories4 splendid
hostelries to welcome the stranger
within its gates, of modern pub
lic utilities and conveniencies, of
churches and an elegant educa
tional system, of attractive bus
iness houses and a constantly
increasiag and extending business.
An' then there is no cess' tion
of tite spirit and the efforts that
bane given a wonderful ,rovth
to this town so healthfully located
amid the pine forests of.Winn
There are projects on foot that
now reach into the hundreds of
thousands of dollars that give
promise of an early consumma
tion. Whee these have become
acknowledged facts new devel
opments will spring into existence
as if by magic, and send the car
of progress ever spinning onward.
It is not the pessimist who
achieves success, but the hopeful
and active worker who puts his
.houlder to the wheel and aids
himself and hib neighbors to
achieve the triumph in material
Winnfield is no chaotic village.
but a well regulated community
determined to climb into the
eminence of becoming one of the
hustling, driving ipd thriving
business centers o ,Louisians.
Those who are skeptical. as to its
future or unbelievers in its
present promising conditions, are
cardially invited to visit and
inspect its status, surroundings
and future prospects. Seeing is
believing, and "They Say" has no
foundation in fact, while things
as they really exist, are potent
proof of present realities.
An Object Lesson.
'.The Sentiael reporter had the
pleasure of meeting last Tuesday,
B. H. Manley of Columbia. La.,,
a delegate to the Farmers' Union.
Mr. Manley is a scientific truck
farmer, one of the few in Cald
well parish. He had with him a
neat box of beautiful honey, a
fac simile of the methods used is
working his apiary. It was a
splendid demonstration of a
practical method of cultivating
jecaseually the product of the
Itdllu-tl ltit . . t - iu ltura l life.
"l t .a. hphl -h i t va's 0114, of the
ineatt mot, le:iu -t. e-t arratieIl
for illtrueli:itt uc anti Io)Iveniellt
tihat ha. ever cOIne undsiler our
th-erIvation. l'hi sam ple was
bru1lht here by Mlr. Manley for
exlihititn at t!e Sta;te Farmers'
IbeI,' in for ,lli I that no less thanI
thrIio hurglatrie were perpetrated
to Ver'a li-t Fritlay night tin
iwhictIh ttlice' antI bu)slness plact.
were entered. T'he intended rol
hery resulted in a water haul, as
the mitinight vsitilr secured about
fifteen cents. No, arrests h:ave
been nude in . tnne ,,tion with the
affair so far as has beenl learne I.
.Judge George Wear was Io the
city the greater part of the pres
ent week and openedl court Wed
nesday when T. L. Mlizel plead
guilty to sellingliquor without a
license, on td.o counts. lie was
sentenrced to pay a fine of $100 in
each case, and in default of pay
ing ti,e fine and costs, to six
mouths additionl in jail in each
case. lie paid the fine, but be
fore he left was required to give
bond in the sum of $500 to ap
pear at llarrisonburg, Catahoula
parish, to answer to the same
Charles Williams, a negro,
plead guilty to assault and bat
tery. He was sentenced to pay a
fine of $20 and costs and in de
fault of payment, to imprison
meat four month in jail.
J. E. Blackburn, who had pfuad
guilty to selling liquor without a
license, wa. fined $100 and costs
in two couraLt, was sentenced to
pay a fine of $100 in each case,
and one month in jail and in de
fault of a payment six months ad
ditionlt in jail.
a r s,
Last Wednesday night the fol
lowing Masons and their wives
and daughters, met at the Mason
ic hall for the purpose of petition
i,,g for dispensation of Eastern
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Hunt, I.
i. S.ess, W. F. Cooper, T. W.
Parish, C. McGinty. H. T. PyP,
W. E. Heard, B. W. Bailey, Mrs.
Anna t. Machen, Mrs. Olive
Wallace, Mrs. Mary Ann Wright,
Mrs. J. T. Wood, Mrs. W. II.
Williams, Miss Nettie Bernstein
and Messrs. P. K. Abel, W. K.
Wright, Geo. A. Kelly, J. A.
Cod ley. I. A. Corley.
The following oflicers were
elected: Mrs. W. F. Cooper.
Worthy Matron; Mrs. J. S. lunt,
Associate Matron; Dr. L E.
Siess, Worthy Patron.
The petition will be forwarded
at once to the Grand Worthy
Patron who will come and perfect
"The Famous" is to have one of
their periodical sales-this time it
is a clearance sale-which means
that they intend sacrifcing their
present stock of goods with the
view of replacing them with the
largest stock they have ever
brought to this market. The
manager. Mr. J. Isralsky, never
lets a chance pass to give his cus
tomers bargains. See his page ad
and watch for his big posters; then
watch his store after he marks
down the goods. One would im
agine there was some excitement
inside the store because of the
rush of every one to get in.