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TAL~mL.AR LA., JANUlARY 18 1913.
Have You Noticed?
Had you noticed the signs of
Sinprovement around Tallulah?
Look around you and you will
find a number of things, small in
themselves, but altogther go to
make up a neat net improve
ment. Our progressive and pub
lic spirited Mr. Snyder continues
to add attractive features to his
handsome square of buildings;
our equally public spirited Mr.
Spencer continues to build houses
for all who need them and can
not build them for themselves.
. Mr. Johnson has just completed
a large and well equipped ma
..' chine shop which will fill a long
felt need in Madison parish.
Judge, Slack, Mr. Adams and
:Justice Russ have established
themselves in a neat new office
asdare now ready to serve their
)ends. Mr. E. C. Montgomery
to build himself a beautiful
cottage on the south side of
. Mr. Oades is progressing b
in installing his big saw
and heading factory, to
with his 'stores, tennsnt E
etc., and there are many
buildings of minor impor- a
in course of construction. a
ldyou noticed that our City k
have become progressive p
insisting upon dry streets,
'drained and good street ,
? Had you noticed that in
. y mothers have joined the
ald delaed war on rub.
anD i tssnd decre~ that
M~URTbe clean? Had,
tced that 1918 ha. brought of
y a new lease on life
everybody in town has in1
1supply of hope and en- d
with which to attact
tasks that lie next? Had you by
how contagious is good
evil? Do something good u
let us follow your example.
haw h sma )cmmusn withoua
udy. It i ulmnearetain So
d a-mst be chaiel whaa on
notice that on the first in
, the t. day of Feb- La
1918, I will sell to the in
bidder for OASH at the n
'dor of the Court House in B.
,' Madion .Parish, LB.,
ettle described in Estray rie
elsewhere in this issue.
en upand egtrayed by G. q
and due notice given '
oalume of this paper in
of 1kanuary 1913. W.
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Omce Board of Commissioners.
, jih Fifth Louisiana Levee District.
Tallulab, La., Jan 8th, 1913.
Persuant to a resolution passed by
rcd. the Board at its last meeting, fixing
- the meetings of the Board for the sec
aond Wednesday of each month, the
Board met in regular session this day.
ulab President Rhodes called the meeting
to order at 5 p. m. and rnol: of members
Y. was called and the following answered
to their names:
Madison, J. M. Johnson and T. P.
Kell. East Carroll: E. J. Iiamley and
R. L. Hill. Tensas: B. F. Young and
S. D. Watson. Concordia: E. C.
Rhodes an J. H. Lambdin.
Owing to the fact that January 8th
lir- is fixed by law, a dies non, in this State,
the Board after having discussed mat
ters coming before it, and a report from
rea lMaj. AM. P. Robinson, of the Board of
State Engineers, as to the levee condi
tions in this district, adjourned until
A for the morning of Thursday Jan. 9th, 1913.
At one minute past twelve o'clock
Thursday January 9th, 1913, President
Rhodes called the meeting to order.
- The roll was called and all the members
918. answered to their names.
SThe minutes of last meeting were
read and adopted and the regular busi
ness of the Board was taken up.
The report of the General Inspector,
Mr. J. T. McClellan was read and filed;
! of the report being as follows:
To the President and Members of the
Board of Commissioners, 5th La.
will Levee District.
1 in Gentlemen :---I have visited all the
work under contract d:ling the past
ten days and although the weather has
e-. been bad, there is some progress being
The SALEM CREVASSE is practi
tues cally finished, the work is divided
his into 4 Sections, about y, each.
Sections 1, 2, and 3 are completed,
1g9; section 4 has about 3 per cent to be put
Mr. in, which closes all openings.
ss There are on the District and State
work 341 teams and a machine outfit is
can being placed, with a capacity of 1200
tes. yards per day. U. S. has about 250
The river is quite low, the lowest it
ma- has been in a year, the lowest in Janu
ong uary for a number of years and upper
river also low. With this outlook, there
ish. should be at least sixty days done in en
and larging and with outfits in the District,
ted there should be a great deal accom
flee That one average extreme follows
teir another judging for 1912, the next few
months should give good weather for
ery all outdoor work.
ful Respectfully submitted,
of J. T. McCxI.LtA.
Attorney John S. Boatner appeared
ing before the Board to ask that it allow
aw him to appeal the various suits institut
ed by him for the Board in the Dis
trnct Court of Concordia Parish so the
tnt State Supreme Court of the state.
Hon. W. M. Murphy appeared also
in behalf of various owners of the lands
or- asking that this Board not perfect the
u, appeals of the suits instituted in the
ity The members of the Committee ap
ve pointed. by the Board, Messrs J. H.
n LanUgbin, Young and Rhodes having
investigated the matter relatives to the
et vatious suits brought by Mr. Boatner,
at in be District Court of Concordia par
he ish, reported as follows.
Tl the President and Members of the
b- Board of Commissioners of the 5th
at L. LAvee Distriot. :
Odtlemea:-.-Your Committee ap
d polatedAugust 14th5 1912 in the matter u
ht of saeits brought by Attorney John 8. a
Boataer. Ip Concordla Parish, to confer
with him ia o tthe advisability of tak. 0
a lng a appeal, the suits having been
n decided against the Board in the lower L
Ct ourt and these suits being in the
nature of an attack on the titles made T
)u by the Board; respectfully recommend
d that there be no appeal taken and all 5
suits of like character be discontinued, !
ti unless advised by the Attorney General u
. that an appeal would be to the probable
advantage of the Board and that the o0
question be submitted to him by the D
President. E. C. RaOe d
a J. H. Lzainw ns
d B.F. YoUWo
m Committe. hi
On motion of Mr. Hill, the report of
the committe was accepted and the
committee discharged. Dl
. Commisioner J. M. Johnason offered
the following resolution:
Be it resolved that Mr. Boatner be
t instructed to appeal the cases of the 5th
La. Levee Board agalatvarious parties t
Sin Concordia Parish, except wherein the
suits affect titles eminaing from the
e Board and that District Attorney Jeff U
SB. 8nyder be requested to join Mr. Oi
Boatner in proseeuting the appeals. ti
*' The resolution was unanimously car- i1.
y ried. s
On motion of Commissioner R. L. an
Hill the following resolution was offered sh,
*aqd duly seeconded by Mr. Young: foi
n Whereas it appears that Philip Guier
on April 1st, 18i5, applied to enter the
SW. 3 of the N. W. t See., and the
W. of the 8. W. See. of See69, in F.
Township 20, N. Range 12 East, con- ti
tainlng 160 30-100 acres of land and
paid to the United States $200.37 for Bo
said ash entry, the lands being prop
erly described in his application for a
I aty ain the U. 8. Receiver's duplicate '
receipt; bet that by elerical error in P
the U. S. Register'a eartifoate said of
! lands were described as being in see. ket
S-9 (iastead of sectibn 9) Township 20
,orst luage 13Es, 10.30actes, thete
"'bing no section seventy-na ine said ths
.owaship aid range, as shown by the b
pproved 'oovenrmeut map of ad vie
township; a~ it further apperlng that
owing to said derial error and the flal
ureof the recods of the U. 8. Land Bo
OBse to asew that lid Mads had bae
sold to saM Osler by the United Siaess
the Staote of Lounistna under Ac.t of
SConress of Marcvh 2,1 549, elected said
land the 8, eretary of the Interior, on
s May 7th, 18~2, approved said ielection
Et. to the ftate when in fact he had power
to approve such lands only as were not
f3. claimed or held by individuals and said
by purported selection and approval con
ang :titutes a cloud on the title of said Philip
se' (;uier and his succeisors in title to said
the lands;.and where:t. it appears that the
day. State of toouisiatr has never set up any
sting! title to said lands. under said purported
'erst selection and aaproval and the sneces
ered sire owners of said lands under title de
rived from said Guier for many years
ihave annua'ly paid all taxes asses.ed
and ag.int sail lands under the proper
and do riptio~g; and whereas the Fifth
C. Louisianu Levee Board, under grants
from the State of Louisiana has se
8th ceeded to whatever title the State of
tate, Louisiana acquired under the swamp
nat- land -grant Acts of Congress to such
frcm lands situated in the Fifth Louisiana
I of Levee District and whereas it appears
ndi- that James G: Pittman acquired by a
Intil regular chain of title from said Philip
913. Guier the above described lands in
lock section69, township 20) North, range 13
lent East, by a proper description therefore,
der. in order to remove said cloud of title
bets without the expenses of a suit.
Be it resolved by the Board of Com
rere missioners of the Fifth Louisiana Levee
usi- District that the President of said
Board be and is hereby authorized and
'tor, empowered in the name of said Board to
led; execute to the said James G. Pittman,
his heirs or assigns, a quit-claim deed
the in and to the N W. ~ of the N. W. !4
La. section and the West !1 of the S. W.
14 section of section 69 In township 20,
the North, Range 13 East, containing 160
past and 30-100 acres of land and constitu
has ting a portion of the Holly Brook plan
ting tation, abandoning all claim of title of
any nature or kind of said Board to said
eti- land, provided that said Pittman or
ided assigns shall pay all expenses of mak
ing and passing said quit-claim deed
led, and abandonment of title; provided
put the President of this Board find the
facts to be as stated in the premable of
tate this resolution. Unanimously carried.
it is On motion of Mr. B. F. Young, secon
1200 ded, the following resolution was offer
Be it resolved that the petition of
Sit 1M. A. Horseman is referred to the
au- President, with instructions that he
per refer the matters therein contained to
nere n .attorney for investigation with the
en- understanding that said M. A. Horse- I
ict, man pay all fees for such investigation
,m- and the attorney and th President re
port to the Board, as to what relief
, would be equitable and proper under
few the circumstances. Carried.
for On motion of Mr. T. P. Kell the fol
lowing resolution was offered:
Whereas, at the last meeting of this 1
Board, Mr. J. T. McClellan was. ap
red pointed Inspector; and whereas said
ow appointmdnt was only temporary to en- I
at- able the President to familiarize him- c
is- self with conditions; and whereas, suf
fhe icient time has elapsed for the accom
plishment of said purpose; therefore be a
Iso it resolved that the services of Mr. J.
de T. McClellan as Inspector be dispensed
h¢ with, on and after the lat. of February a
Mr. B. F. Young offered the follow.
p_ ing amendment to Mr. Kell's reso.ution:
H. Be it resolved by the Board of Com- I
Smissioners of the Fifth Louisiana
he Levee District:
That E. C. Rhodes, President of this tI
r Board be and is hereby empowered sad h
directed to terminate the services of the
General Inspector of Levee, whenever
in the opinion of said Rhcdes he fa- I
miliarized himself with the Baffairsm of o
the Board and with the line of levees
under its care and slervilion to take
.and assume entire control of its affairs. el
sr A poll of the vote on the amendment
of Mr. Young was taken uas follows:
For; Hamley, Young, Watson and ti
Lambdin. Total 4. re
, Against; Hill, Johnson and Kell.
e Total 3. The amendment was carried. i
d President Rhodes stated that in sup
II porting the amendment, he desired to
, say that he hoped he would not be mis
Sunderstood in the matter, and that he di
wished to have an opportunity to go W
over the entire line of levees in the
SDistriect in company with the General
Inspeetor and some of the U. 8. Engi
neers and State Engineers in order to
gain souch information u will enable
him to take upon himself, the important t
and responsiblepojtion, which means
so much to life 'id property in this ne
I Commissioner J. M. Johnson offered
the following resolution: uP
Resolved that each member of this ar
Board shall devote himself actively to
Sthe 4uties of his office, and that the
two members from each parish shall I
Shave special charge of the levees of ti
Ssuch parish, under the direction and
control of the Board; and shall, at all
times, keep in touch with the work be- hu
ing done in said parish, and report on be
same to this Board at each meeting,
and to this end, that said two memblrs ant
shall be authorized to employ inspector o
for said parish, who shall report t6
Ssaid members and to this Board and also
to the State Board of Engineers.
To Mr. Johnson's resolution Mr. B.
F. Young offered the following reisolu.
Resolved that each member of this
Board shall devote himself actively to
the duties of his oflee and that the two bu
members from each Parish shall have
special charge of she Levees of such oo
Parish, undsr the direction and control giV
of the Board, and shall, at all times, J,
keep in touch with the work being done
in said parish, and report on same tob
this Board at each meeting, and to
this end that said two members shall aha
be authorized to employ, with the ad
vice and asistance of the President,
Inspectors for sand Parih, who shall
report to mid members and to this
BoMd and the Stat Board of Engla
Thvote amn tmhe amedment being
takem reslted as follows: For: Ham
ley, Young, ~ramon and L .mbm Dc
m.id 4. Against: Hill, Johnson and Kel. 3.1
on The amendment was earried.
ion Commissioner J. M. Johnson offered
wer the following resolution:
not Whereas it is of vital importance to
laid the public interest that this Board be
on- fully informed as to the Levees; there
ilip fore, Be it resolved; That all mem
haid bers of the Board meet at a time and
the place to be named by the President and
any with the assistance of Government En
*ted gineers and one of the State Board of
es- Engineees, make together, careful in
de- spection of the entire line of Levees
ars within the jurisdiction of this Board,
sed and :hat the different members inform
per themselves fully as to the work to be
th done, in ordert,ha, the Board may act
intelligently and from pirsonal know
ledge of all its members, in matters to
of comne before it. The resolutioil was
On motion of Commissioner J. H.
mLambdin the following resolution was
ars offered and seconded;
lip Be it resolved, that the salary of the
in Secretary of this Hoard be and is here
13 by fixed at Oise Hundred and Twenty
r, five Dollars per month. The motion
tIe was unauimously carried.
There being no further business, the
Board adjourned until the next regular
ee meeting in February.
O. W. CAMPBELL, E. C. RHODES,
to - -
nn, My little son nad a very severe cola
ed .was recommendeQ to :y Chamberlain'
"ough Remedy, and before a small bo
S`.ole was finished he was as well as ever.
20, rites Mrs. H. Silks, 29 "owling Stree,
60 Sydney, Australia. This remedy is to.
U- sale by all dealers.
of Proceedings Police J.iry.
k- Thursday Jan. 16, 1913.
ed The Police Jtiry 'Inn : it. in
heca led session:; e •.·ct f
of which was to sell i.. parit.,: r ..*
n- out-fit, all the Wards being duty
r. represnnted (except 6th and 7th) i
The matter of selling the
he mules was thoroughly discussed (
le and on motion of Mr. Galloway, i
, the resolution ordering the mules I
e. advertised and sold, previously )
in adopted, was rescinded and the t
er And each Juror authorized to t
take charge of and direct the l
operation of the out-fit whilst in i
is his respective ward.
On motion of Mr. Spann a com
n. niitte of three were appointed to I
confer with Mr. J. A. Coltharp as
to reducing the expenses of oper
me ating the Mule road out-fit, upon
which committee the President e
y appointed Messrs Galloway,
Hewes and Spann. o
On motion of Mr. Spann, Mr. ti
- Benj. Mitchell was authorized to 01
place the necessary culverts in
the Araby road and to present
I his bill to this Board. e
Mr. CO. Crane, representing '
.the Dixie Culvert & Metal Co.,
Sof Atlanta, Ga., appeared before1
the Board and submitted prices
etc for its culverts, and on motion b
of Mr. Clark, further action on
the part of the Board was defer- Yf
red until the next regular meet- j
There being no further busi- y'
ness, the Board adjourned sine
W. H. HARNEY, Clerk.
F. L. MIAXW, I.,
Theprogresssive farmer begi ,:
the new year by taking a goodl
newspaper, like The Mladison
Journal, for instace, anl keeping
up with what is going on all
around him. The nome in which
no newspapers are seen is not -
much of a desirable place, and i
this is one reason why the boys
and girls want to get out and
hunt a new home. HomeshouldI
be instrnctive and attractive,
and nothingassists in making it
so more than good newspapers.
To The Public:
Having purchased the entire Machine and Automobile repair
business, machinery, tools, etc., of E. 8. Richards & Son, and
combining same with my well-equipped blacksmith and repair shop
gives the publio the best general repair and machine shop in North
1 have spared no money in equipping this shop with th:- very
best of machinery, tools, etc. Also have each department in
charge of an expert in his line,
Experts sent out at any time.
All work done promptly and satisfaction guaranteed.
Your patronage solioited.
Berry's Blacksmith & Machine Works,
Day Phone 86-2 ' Lke Prviodence, La. Ni'ht Phone 66 3
.I "Wet vs Dry"
ed Although our Parish is wide
to open, in so far as the sale of
be spirituous liquors are concerned
and thickly dotted with saloons,
Id still we are confronted with the
Id fact that our JAIL is entirely
of empty: not one violator of the
- law; which speaks louder than
rn At the last termn of criminal
t Court the (rand Jury was in ses
.si5on only two hoiurs, and the
0 IPetit Jury notat all.
e ,$ &$4.SHQES
THE IUGEST MKER IS RETAnILE
OF uMEN' FIE SHOES U THE WOUD
S"auPoRO TO OTHIER MAKES."
Shave worn W. L. Douglas shoes foe the
Pst vi ears. and alwgs find thwl are th
superior toll other high gradp shos Instil,
omfort aknd durabilJty." W. 0. JONES.
1 r Howard Ave.ir. Utic Wn.
ionguld take o luatel b. ar e
ho carefumlr W LeDorge shao awe
inhr Juaer fit L aer, maer --ls
in Mfulm le thebontom. Tate phe waibgthue,
hai ."i h C'mg w.toucnhhm.O wh
i- eas ay - -...... a
A reporter is said to have
l once asked John .Jacob Astor if
it were true that he had 27 au
toh obiles, 5ohaffeurs, 33 horses
and 48 carriages. Mr. Astor in
terrupted: "Statistics are al
ways dry, stupid, and even irri
tating. Let me tell you a story
of temperance exhorer who while
in the suberbsfound a man ly
ing full length on the path with
with a finished face and tousled
hair. ,he touched him with his
foot to rouse hin and said in a a
voice full of gentle reproach: My t
friend, did you ever pause to d
consider that if you had placed
the price of a glass of whiskey
out at compound interest at the
time of the visit of the Queen
of Sheba to Solomon,.you would
now have $7,816,472?" The red
faced man lifted his head, ]rush
ed tile place where the other's
f iot had touched hini and replied
"No, I hadn't wiorked it out,
l)ut I'm something of a statis
tican myself and if you don't
back 119 feet in seven seconds
I'11 hit you 43 tinies and make
you see 17,i98 stars, for I've
just had six teeth pulled for *8
-that's $1.ia tooth--and I tell
you old meddler, I'm in no mood
" JANUARY CL[ARA-~C SAI~
Ll Begins Monday the 13th and Lasts to the 23rd.
$15,000 Worth of
- Clearance Sale Pr'r-
A Startling Sale on
Ledie's Long Coats, Coat Suits, Silk I s 'etls.
Ladie's High Orade Shoes.
Call and see the goods and prices.
Remember the place,
E r Pierson .'s,
as OFFIt': t,; : R,' 1 T , rWM ()F ,'UiMI. IONE"
SFIFTH / 1IU .lA.NA LEVi: I:
Tallulah, La., Lr<vembe 19 !
"0 TRESPASS NOTICE.
- All pa: ti. are :b warn.d not . er o, cf it , cr
V in any manner eepred.itu on tht- is ai d' o:: he Mi ýpi , Pi
the Fifth Louisiana l.evee Distnrct Front, ceou, ,.Ming the a.t:t zn ,ar line
e of the Parishes of East Carroll, Madison, Tensas and Concordia, n,.. 4. tr- pass
Sthereon in any way, said islands belonging to the Board of Coommiss i 'as f:., the
if Fifth Louisiana Levee District, and described as follows:
Island No. 1 in Township 23 N. R. 12 E.
1- " " 2" " 23 N. R. 12 E.
" " 3" " 23 N. R. 12 E.
" " 4" " 23 N. R. 12 E.
"' 5" " 23N. R. 12 E.
" ' 6" " 22 N. R. 13 E.
I- " " 7" " 21 N. R. 13 E.
" 8 8" " 21 N. R. 13 E.
" , 9" o 20 N. R. and 21 N. R. 13 E.
" " 10 " " 20 N. R. 13 E.
i " " 1 N. R. 13 E.
e " " 12 " " 19 N.R.13E.
" " 12a" " 19 and 20 N. R. 13 E.
" " 13" " 19 N. R. 13 E.
" " 14" ' 14 and 15 R. 14 E.
I" o" 15 " " 11 N. R. 12 and 13 E.
" " 16 " " N. R. 9 E.
" 17" " N. R. 9 E.
s " "18" " 5 N. R. 9 and 10 E.
" a' 19 " 5 N. R. 9 and 10 E.
I and more particularly described in a survey made under the direction and by sa.
thority of Gov. N.C. Blanchard, under date of June 7th, 1908, being transferre4
to said Board of Commissioners under the provision of the Act 191 of 1908 aid
decision of the Supreme Court of I ouisiana, rendered on the 27th day of March,
A. D. 1911.
A 11 J. T. McCLELLAN,
N. H. LEWIU,WI President Board ef CommixFloners,
Secretary. Fifth Louisiana Levee District.
C?.-. Wl. SIGL " aluaha
allulah, Louisiana ..