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The Bossier Banner
W. H. SCANLAND, Editor and Proprietor BENTON, LA., Thursday, July 29, 1915. Democratic Nominees. For Delegates to the 1915 Constitutional Conven tion! from Bossier Parish W. II. Hodges, jr. W. H. Scanland. IMPORTANCE OF LITTLE THINGS. After all, it is in the little things of life that we find our greatest happiness, not the thousand and one meaningless trifles that make up so large a part of existence but the numerous interests of life that find ex pression in different ways. We may not deem them of much importance at the time, and perhaps we may even tire of them but as time marks its changes and the years ripen into fulness and experience teaches us strange and oftentimes hard lessons, we begin to attach a n^v value to many of the little things in life and to read their true meaning. We soon grow ac customed to certain conditions and because they appeal to us and make up an import ant part of life for us we gradually come to believe that they are essential to our hap piness and welfare and resent any change in them. It is a pity that so many of us fail to see the utter futility of rebelling against the decrees of God whatever their nature. If we could only realize from the outset that there are certain changes that must necessarily come to all of us we would be saved much unhappiness. The very nature of life, its constantly varying phases and their uncertainty of expression, should make us prepared for these changes, yet we seldom recognize this fact when we are called upon to endure hard experience. It is only after the strain is lessened, as it were, and we are able to adapt ourdelves in a way to the new conditions that we realize how very much old associations of one kind and another meant to us. The memory of a smile, or a word, or a loving deed sometimes assumes larger signifi cance to us than brillant wordly success. God meant that this should be so, otherwise He would not give us the power of deriv ing comfort from the memories of sweet associations. In all relations of life happiness is made up largely of small things. Nature itself offers countless examples of their influence. The song of a bird, the flutter of its wings across the blue, the hum of bees, the rustle of leaves in the wind, the scent of a flower, a strain of music—all these and many, many other "little" things give happiness of a certain kind which nothing else can give. A word encouragement costs but little, yet its good effects cannot be meas uied; a word of sympathy, too, may seem but a trifle, yet it falls soothingly upon a wounded heart. We take these matters more or less for granted at the time and are not able to attribute to them their real value. We do not realize how vital a part they play in our lives nor how largely our hap piness depends upon them; yet were they denied us and we were forced to go through life wholly dependent upon our individual strength and ability to meet our needs we would feel their loss deeply and be in a position to more correctly appreciate their real worth. As a rule we turn our minds to the accomplishment of great objects in life; we set a high goal for outselves and bend all our energies to its attainment, re fusing mean while to be satisfied with any thing less than the fulfilment of our hopes. We sometimes even scorn the little things of life, and lay our happiness upon the in secure foundations of hopes to be attained, regardless of the fact whether or not such realization would be good for us. We do not think that the lesser realization of life are worthwhile and if we are not able to attain the anticipated fulfilment of our hopes we decline to be satisfied with the bits of comfort that come our way. Yet in after-years, even if we reach the height of our ambitions and are able to feel that our most desired hopes bave been realized there are times when we find the most hap piness and the greatest degree of comfort in what the world regards as unimportant matters. There are some persons, of course, who in the ordinary run of life occupy promi nent positions in the world and who are concerned only with matters of large im portance and wide interest. They seem to live in the great spotlight of publicity, they touch only the high places in life and they know very little about the bumbler phases of existence. Yet, for all that, because of the very essence of their natures they are able at times to derive far greater comfort from the lesser interests of life, those in terests which are hidden in the shadows or which flourish only in our more intimate associations. For all the prominence of such persons and their participation in the great activities of life they look in many cases for their chief happiness in thesmaller interests of their personal lives. It is the little things that count in the long run and which really make life worth living and worth enjoying. The bigger interests af ford their measure of satisfaction natural ly, but it is not a satisfaction that lasts forever; it withers from day to day until there is nothing left and unless new inter ests and new satisfactions compense for their loss the heart must turn natuarally to the inner springs of existence for comfort and refreshment. The demand for free and unlimited space in the Banner from various organizations, associations, commissions, etc., (all outside of Bossier Parish, and having no claims on us) is worse than "fierce." It is unpleas ant, very annoying, and "some more." Were we to attempt to print one-twentieth of the stuff sent us for publication, which is generally lengthy and uninteresting, we would not have space for local news, or anything else of interest to our readers in this parish. Have compassion on us ye men of many words, few ideas, and "axes to grind.*' We would be glad to please the world îapd the balance of mankind, but we just can't do it. Our space is limited, but our waste-basket is unlimited, and in be half of our readers we are using it freely. WORDS OF APPRECIATION FOR EDITORS. Hon. J. Y. Joyner, State Superintendent of Public Education, at a recent joint ses sion of the North and South Carolina Press Associations, said: "In my opinion, with the exception of the teachers and others actively engaged in educational work, the editors of North Carolina have contributed more for less pay than any others to the educational progress of this State during the thirteen years of my administration. With the exception of the public school, the public press is perhaps the greatest in strumentality for public education." The same words of appreciation could a9 truth fully be applied to the editors of Louisiana, who are always friendly and zealous co workers in any great cause for the common good. However, as there is not "glory enough for all" herein Louisiana, the chief political office-chaser and the high-salaried college presidents appropriate all the credit for educational advancement, not even condescending to give any credit whatever to the liberal taxpayers, who cheerfully support the schools and pay the big salaries of the autocratic highbrows. New OrleansTimes-Picayune: TheState of Texas contains nearly three times the population of Louisiana and six times its assessed wealth; and naturally its courts have a great deal of business to handle; yet it has gotten along up to date with a Su preme Court of only three members, a chief justice and only two associates. There have been some complaints lately that this court needed additional members in order to keep up with its business; and the Leg islature, at its last session, submitted to the people an amendment to the constitution increasing the number of judges to five. Compare this with the original proposition of the Louisiana Probe Commission some days ago to increase our court to ten— 9even justices on the Supreme Court proper and three on a Court of Criminal Appeal. [At an election held last Saturday in Texas the proposed amendment increasing the number of judges to five in that State was defeated by a majority of about 50,000. Just think of it! Three Supreme Court Judges in the largest State in the Union, and five in Louisiana, with a piteous cry for two to five more. Where, oh where are the friends of the Louisiana taxpayers?— Editor Banner.] LATE NEWS PARAGRAPHS. Heavy increase in cereal crops is prom ised in Russia. Over 754 Italian reservists sailed Friday from Philadelphia to serve in the army. No fewer than sixty-five Austrian Gen erals have been compulsorily retired for negligence. This year in Napa County, California, 5,000,000 siikworms wiil be raised on one muiberry tree plantation. Investigators in Bavaria have found that the more bread school children eat the bet ter condition of their teeth. • ter condition of their teeth. • Notable advances in all branches of the postal service are being made by the mod ernized Chinese postoffice department. The trade balance in favor of the United States for the year ending June 30th was 81,094,422,792, an increase of $623,800,000 over last year. The first successful attempt to grow spring wheat in Kentucky is reported from Tip Top, Hardin County, where a fine crop was harvested ninety days from seeding. Forty thousand barrels of petroleum a day is the output of California's largest oil gusher, situated at Maricopa, which ha9 the greatest flow of any bore in the United States. Savannah, Ga., July 22.—The first bale of the Georgia cotton crop of this season was sold at auction at the cotton exchange to-day, and brought 18 1-16 cents a pound. It wa9 sent to New York by express. Chicago, July 24.—Approximately 1,000 persons lost their lives in the Chicago River to-day by the capsizing of the excursion steamer Eastland, while warping from its warf with more than 2,400 persons bound for a pleasure trip across Lake Michigan. More than four tons of carp were seined from Lake Erie in a single day recently near Dunkirk, N. Y, The fish come close to the shore during the warm weather. Most of them are sold in New York City for canning purposes. The condition of the growing cotton crop on July 23d was 79.2 per cent of normal—a loss of 1.1 per cent since June 25th. The loss in condition for the month was caused by dry weather in Texas, too much rain in portions of the central belt and the east, and lack of fertilizers in the Eastern States, which is making itself apparent by spotted conditions. just in and our in in of of Association of Mayors. Shreveport Times.] The idea of organizing an association of mayors of Louisiana towns is a good one It will establish a community of interests among the urban centers of the State which should prove mutally helpfnll and deneficial and have a widespread influence for the general good. It not infrequently happens thatone com munity adops an idea or worksouta problem which is of invaluable service in promoting its welfare and advancement and which might be adopted with profit by other com munities. Such ideas may be economic, moral, social or civic in their natures, and it will be a public benefit to have them ex ploited generally. There are innumerable municipal prob lems with which each of the towns of the State has to deal at one time or another. In the plan of co-operation which is pro posed the bast experience of all of them will be available, and thus it will not be difficult to choose that plan which has given the best results. Mayors Elam of Mansfield and Knott of Ruston are taking a lead in this movement to organize the heads of the various muni cipalities of Louisiana and have been so greatly encouraged that they have called a meeting at Alexandria on August 22d at which it is hoped a permanent association will be formed. Both are forward-looking men and deserve to be successful in the plan they have undertaken. to is FROM OUR STATE EXCHANGES. New Orleans States : We regret to learn that Kaiser Bill has lost all his foreign col onies except Milwaukee and St. Louis. Says Senator Cunningham in the Natch itoches Times : Much of the talk about the Big Men, big brains, etc., is buncombe. After all, the vital question is to get men of good hard common sense, the main qualification outside of this is to have men of unselfish and patriotic motives in the convention. Lake Charles America-Press: Com menting on the refusal of the East Baton Rouge police jury to call a prohibition elec tion recently the Baton Rouge Chronicle makes the rather broad assertion that in Shreveport and other cities where prohibi tion is in effect the results have been very unsatisfactory. Speaking for Lake Charles the American-Press can state that the peo pie of the city as a whole are very well pleased with the working of the prohibition law. They would no more think of return ing to the old days of the open saloon just because a few bootleggers violate the law than they would advocate the removal of all restrictions on the sale of cocaine and other deadly drugs because their sale cannot en tirely be eliminated. Florida Parishes: C. C. Durden, erst while editor of the Kentwood New Era, shook the dust of that town from his feet some time during Tuesday night, leaving the New Era devil in charge of the office, kindly assisted by a sweet angel of mercy who was employed as a compositor. Dur den's flight by night is ample proof that the New Era was a business failure. The cloud "with the silver lining" failed to materialize and Durden chose the inevita ble route for men of his make-up—roaming printers. His leaving brings to light the further fact that Kentwood cannot and will not support two newspapers. The business won't justify competition, and it is folly to run up against an old established newspa per with the idea of putting it out of com mission. This applies to other towns be sides Kentwood. FROM OVER OUR GREAT STATE. Mansfield Enterprise: 'Mansfield now has seventeen and a half miles of concrete side walks, which we believe is the record for a town of le98 than five thousand pop ulation. Assumption Pioneer: The first hog sale of Louisiana raised hogs was held last week near Plaquemine, in Iberville Parish. This sale brought over $4,000 in hard cash to the stock Company, the earnings of about six teen months. The farm is one of the lead ing Duroc Jersey hog farms in the country. Following is the total vote of Caddo Par ish in Tuesday's primary for each candidate for delegate to the Constitutional Conven tion : J. M. Foster 2,044, P. P. Keith 1,751, Henry Hunsicker 1,609. T. C. Barrett 1,538, S. L. Herold 1,442. The first four named gentlemen, having received the largest number of votes cast, will represent Caddo Parish in the proposed Constitutional Con vention. Can Eat Home-Grown Wheat Flour.' Concordia Sentinel.] A wholesale house over in Natchez has just received several hundred barrels of flour that were "milled" from wheat grown in what is commonly called the Natchez District, which embraces Concordia and adjacent parishes in our State. But the bulk of the wheat from which the flour was ground, the Sentinel is told, was grown in Concordia, whose soil appears to be ad mirably adapted to the growth of grains and cerals of all kinds. As is well-known, the production of large quantities of wheat, oats, corn, rice, etc., was brought about by the appearance in our midst of the destructive boll-weevil, which necessitated the abandonment of the "all-cotton" system, that previously pre vailed from time immemorial here, and a new system of crop production rendered absolutely necessary, and the wheat raised here commanded a good remunerative price in the St. Louis market where the mills ground it into flour. It will doubtless be a novelty to those of our readers who grew wheat to realize and know they produced it, just as they have in many instances, produced corn, the meal of which they made their cornbread. The Sentinel believes that the time will come when there will be a sufficiency of wheat raised in Concordia to justify the establishment of a flouring mill and refin ery in Vidalia, and also be enough sugar cane grown in the parish, whose soil is also adapted to this crop, to warrant the erection of a sugar mill and refinery in Vidalia, or some other point in the parish. Jeremiah. Yet they harkened not unto me, nor in clined their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers.—7, 26. But they harkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.—7, 24. Therefore thou shalt speak all these words unto them; but they will not harken to thee: thou shalt also call unto them; but they will not answer thee. But thou shalt say unto them, this is a nation thatobeyeth not the voice of thê Lprd their God, nor receiveth correction : truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.—7, 27-28. Do they provoke me to anger? saith the Lord : do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces? There fore thus saith the Lord God ; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.—7, 19-20. The Editor Speaks.— The Fulton (Ky.) Wireless says : "This will be our only editorial this week. We hope our readers will be able to live until next week without any more of our artless prattle. The can didates wanted so much space this week that we have no room for our own writings. And we needed the candidates' money to make up for $25 we lost last week. Hoping you are enjoying the same blessed privi lege, we remain yours very truly at regu lar rates." Correspondence Princeton. Monday, July 26.—Mrs. J. N. Watson is visiting relatives at "Palmetto." Miss Leona McDade went to 8hreveport Wednesday. Mr. J. Stewart of Frierson spent Tuesday here in the interest of his company. Mrs. A. L. Johnson and little Alline went to Shreveport last week on pleasure bent. Mrs. F. E. Burrage and children are en joying a visit with Shreveport relatives this week. Mrs. F. Smith and children, with her sister, Miss Irene Gass, all of Dangerfield, Texas, are visiting relatives here. Master Dwight VanArsdel has returned from a delightful visit with his aunt and uncle, who reside in Alberta, this State. Mr. Allen Burrage has.returned from Mississippi after spending several months with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Bur rage. Mr. L. C. Biggs of Bellevue went to Shreveport Saturday, returning that even ing accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. Sam Yarbrough, of that city. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Trichel, Mis9 Arrie L'Herrisson and little Virginia Mitchell, all of Shreveport, motored to Princeton Sun day to visit relatives and friends. Princeton was crowded this past week with delegates from all parts of the State, to attend the annual Sunday School Con vention (colored) which met at the old Fillmore Church. Eloquent preachers, white and colored, addressed the immense audience, leaving good impressions on the minds of those who were fortunate enough to hear them. _ Colllnsburg. Monday, July 25.—Sureenoung summer time. Mr. Sam Sentell visited home folks Sun day. Mr. J. M. Taylor was a Collinsbur visitor Wednesday. Little Miss Dorris Nichols is on the sick list this week. Mr. B. B. Nichols came in Tuesday for a short stay with his family. Miss Mattie McLeish left Sunday to visit Gilliam, Hosston and Mira before return ing home. Mrs. Jim Rodgers, jr., and sister, Miss Mattie Mae Self, left Friday for Belcher, accompanied as far as a Shreveport by Miss Nattin. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Keel came in Satur day to speud a few days with Mrs. Keel's mother, Mrs. R. W. McLeish. They have been in Mineral Wells, Texas, for several weeks, and will leave soon for Tennessee. Obituary. On 13,1915, the Death visited of On July 13,1915, the Death Angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vassar Windsor and took from them their darling little boy, E. D., aged four years, three months and four days. He was a sweet little boy of lovable dis position and the idol of the home. Every thing was done for him that a good physi cian and loving hands could do, but none could stay the hand of death. An all-wise and merciful God, who maketh no mis takes, loved him best and took his little spirit to dwell with Him above. His stay on earth was brief, yet not in vain—butOh,'8o sweet! God only knows— no tongue can express how it grieves us to give up one so dear. While you miss him here and feel your loss is great, still we know that it is much better for him to dwell in that heavenly home, where there is no pain, no sin, no hardships nor sor sow, where God will dry all tears from his little eyes. Dear father, mother, grandparents and all, comfort yourselves with the thought that : God in his wisdom has recalled The boon this love has given ; And though his body slumbers here, His soul is safe in heaven. May the richest blessings of the Lord be yours to sustain you here, and when you are done with the perishable things of this world, prepare you forthat inheritance that fadeth not away, eternal in the heavens where you can meet your darling and be with him forever. c. c.M. Red Land, La., July 23,1915. Resolutioa. Be it resolved by the Democratic Execu tive Committee of the Parish of Bossier That W. H. Hodges, jr., of Elm Grove, and W. H. Scanland of Benton, being the sole and unopposed candidates for election by the Democratic party of the said parish as delegates to the proposed Constitutional Convention, to convene on the 14th of September, 1915, be and they are hereby declared to be the nominees of the Demo cratic party of the parish aforesaid as del egates to the said convention, to be voted for at the general election to be held August 31, 1915, and the Secretary of State is hereby authorized and directed to cause the names of the said candidates to be printed on the official ballots. We, the undersigned Chairman and Secretary, respectively, of the Democratic Executive Committee of the Parish of Bos sier, hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and exact copy of a resolution adopted by the said committee on the 21st day of July, 1915. A. Curtis, Chairman. R. B. Hill, Secretary. § be S C. We regret the crowded condition of the Banner's columns this week, which forces the omission of several contributions sent in. We expect to have more room for correspondence, etc., after this issue, so ask our friends to let us have their copy as usual. ANNOUNCEMENTS For Sheriff. Mr. J. F. Adair ef Ward Five has authorized us to announce his candidacy for the office of Sheriff for Bossier Parish, subject to nomination at the Democratic primary election to be held during Jan uary, 1916. LOUISIANA INDUSTRIAL INSTITUTE Ruaton, Louisiana Why attend the Louisiana Industrial Institute next term ? 1. By recent action of the State Board of Education, the L. 1.1. grad uatea from the "Teacher-Training Department," and the "Rural Peda gogy Course," are granted First Grade Teachers' Certificates without taking the Teachers' Examination. 2. All the advantages of a normal school course will be open to L. 1.1, students, and equivalent credits may be earned as to certificate and ex amination. 3. Our graduates are in greater demand as teachers of industrial and high school subjects than we can supply. 4. Those not wishing to prepare for teaching, complete the usual in dustrial courses and secure positions at good salaries. 5. Students to enter L. 1.1, must have completed at least high school ninth grade, and should graduate in three years by attending full three terms each year. Why not join our number September 14, 1915—the opening of next term? If interested, write for catalogue. 28-6 State of Louisiana, Parish of Lincoln CHARTER -OF-- Hodges Oil Company, Incorporated. Be it known, That on this, 30th day of June, A. D. 1915, before me, E. L. Kidd, Notary Public, duly commis sioned, qualified and acting in and for Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, came and appeared the several parties whose names are hereunto signed, who de clared that, availing themselves of the laws of the State of Louisiana govern ing the formation of corporations, they for themselves, their associates and suc cessors, do hereby organize themselves into a corporation under the following articles: ARTICLE i. The name of this corporation shall be Hodges Oil Company, incorporated. ARTICLE II. The purposes for which this corpora tion is organized are declared to be, conducting the business of mining for oil, gas and other minerals, with a right to do anything and everything incident thereto, including the building or erect ing and operating of a pipe line or pipe lines, to acquire, hold and sell or other wise dispose of personal and real prop erty, and generally to do all such things as are incident to the business of pro ducing oil and gas, or other minerals, and the sale and disposition of same. ARTICLE HI. The capital stock of this corporation is declared to be Thirty Thousand Dol lars ($30,000) divived into six thousand shares of the par value of Five Dollars ($5) each; Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000) of which is this day subscribed, and the amount to which said capital stock may be increased, as provided by law, is hereby declared to be Fifty Thousand Dollars. Annexed hereto is an accurate de scription of the property taken by the company in part payment of subscrip tions to its capital stock, together with the valuation placed thereon by this company's directors. ARTICLE nr. The domicile of this corporation shall be the town of Elm Grove, Bossier Par ish, Louisiana, and service of legal § roces8 shall be made upon the Presi ent, or in his absence upon the Secre tary of said corporation. article v. The affairs of this corporation shall be managed by seven (7) directors, com posed as follows for the first year, or until their successors are qualified, to-wit: Jno. L. Hodges, W. H. Hodges, jr., Drew Ludlam, M. C. Stockbriage, B. S. Braswell, A. A. Barksdale and C. B. Hodges. The officers of this corporation shall be a President, a Vicepresident, and a Secretary-Treasurer, and such other as the board may create or employ from time to time, and the officers aforesaid for the first year, or until their succes sors are chosen, shall be John L. a sors are chosen, shall be John L. Hodges, Shreveport, La., President; M. C. Stockbridge, Ruston, La., Vice S resident, and W. H. Hodges, jr., Elm rove, La., Secretary-Treasurer. article vi. The annual meetings of the stock holders shall be on the first Tuesday of July of each year, and this corporation shall enjoy corporate existence for a period of ninety-nine years, unless sooner dissolved. ARTICLE VII. The Board of Directors shall have power to make all necessary bylaws. The affaire of this corporation snail be liquidated as provided by law when its charter expires or its liquidation shall take place for other causes. Done and signed before me and R. E. Ca8sity and W. K. Duncan, legal and competent witnesses, on the day and date first above written. Name. Shares. Am't. W. H. HODGES, ]r., Elm Grove, La. .432 32100.00 JNO. L. HODGES, Shreveport, La,. .428 2140.00 (By W. H. Hodges, Jr.) C. B. HODGES, Baton Rouge, La____428 2140.00 (By W. H. Hodgea, Jr.) DREW LUDLAM, Shreveport, La.. .428 2140.00 (By W. H. Hodges, Jr.) M. C. STOCKBRIDGE, Ruston, La. . .428 2140.00 A. A. BARKESDALE, Ruaton, La.. .428 2140.00 B. S. BRASWELL, Ruston, La.......428 2140.00 E. L. Kidd, Notary Public. Witness: R. E. Cassity. W. K. Duncan.__ for Endorsed —Filed for record July 2, 1915, at eleven crclock a.m. Jas. M. Henderson, Clerk and ex-officio Recorder. State of Louisiana, \ I hereby certify Parish of Bossier. / that the above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of the original act, as the same now ap pears on file in this office, duly recorded in Mortgage Record of Charters, Vol ume W, pages 14 et seq., on the 2d day of July, A. D. 1915. Given under my hand and seal, offi cially, on this, the 3d day of July, A. D. 1915. Jas. M. Henderson, 27-6 Clerk and ex-officio Recorder. Sheriff's Sale. William C. Holmes vs. E. A. Woody. No. 6190. In Second District Court, Bossier Parish, Louisiana. B Y virtue of a writ of seizure and sale, issued in the above entitled suit, and to me directed, I have seized, and will proceed to sell at public auction, to the last and highest bidder, at the front door of the Court House, in the town of Benton, La., on Saturday, Sept. 4,1915, the following described property, to-wit: The southwest quarter of southeast quarter of section 24 and northeast quarter of northwest quarter and north west quarter of northeast quarter of sec tion 25, township 20, north of range 12, west, situated in Bossier Parish, Louis iana, and containing 120 acres, more or less; all timber on said land being ex pressly excepted and reserved. Terms of Sale—Cash, without the ben efit of appraisement, to pay and satisfy the sum of $350, with 8 percent per an num interest thereon from July 1, 1914, until paid, and all costs of suit, includ ing 10 per cent on said sum and interest as attorney's fees. j p Edwards, Sheriff, Bossier Parish, Louisiana. Benton, La., July 29,1915. sept 2 in Elect ion Proclamation. I N accordance with an ordinance adopted by the Police Jury on the 28th day of June, A. D. 1915, notice is hereby given that an election will be held in Road District No. 1, as previ ously created by the Police Jury of Bos sier Parish, Louisiana, on the 7th day of August, A. D. 1915, at which time there shall be submitted to the property tax payers, qualified electors in said district, a proposition for or against a special 5-mill tax for a period of five years, be ginning with the year 1915 and ending with the year 1919, both inclusive, for the purpose of building constructing and repairing bridges and building, re pairing and constructing roads and per manent hard roads and maintaining same, in Road District No. 1, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, as fully set forth in an ordinance passed by said Police Jury, which is made a part of this proclama tion, and is as follows, to-wit: AN ORDINANCE Ordering an election in Road District No. 1 of Bossier Parish, Louisiana, as previously created by the Police Jury of said parish, to take the sense of the property taxpayers of said road dis trict on the question of levying a special 5-mill tax for a period of five years, beginning with the year 1915 and ending with the year 1919, in clusive, for the purpose of building, constructing and repairing bridges and building, repairing and construct ing roads and permanent hard roads and maintaining same in said district, Bossier Parish, Louisiana. Section 1. Be it ordained by the Po lice Jury of Bossier Parish, in legal ses sion convened, That under the authority of the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana, and pursuant thereto, a special election is hereby ordered to be held in Road District No. 1 on the 7th day of August, A. D. 1915, to take the sense of the property taxpayers qualified to vote at such election, as provided by law, on the question of levying annually a special road tax of 5 mills on the dol lar of the assessed valuation of all as sessable property in Road District No. 1, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, for a pe riod of five years, beginning with the year 1915 and ending with and including the year 1919, and according to law. Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, etc., That the purpose of this said tax as levied or voted and the uses for which said proceeds are to be used are declared to be for the building constructing and repairing of bridges and building, re pairing and constructing roads and per manent hard roads and maintaining same in said district, Bossier Parish, Louisiana. Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, etc.. That notice of election herein called shall be given by proclamation by the President of the Police Jury and pub lished for thirty clear days in the official journal of Bossier Parish, as required journal of Bossier Parish, as required >y law, and that said proclamation shall set forth, that this Police Jury will meet in open session on the 10th day of August, A.D. 1915, at the Court House, in the town of Benton, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, and will then and there pro ceed to open the ballot boxes, examine and count the ballots, in number and amount, examine and canvass the re turns and declare the result of the elec tion, and levy such tax, if the same should be voted, and such meeting of the Police Jury for such purpose is hereby called. Sec. 4. Be it further ordained, etc., That the ballots used may be printed or written, and shall read : " For a 5-mlll special road tax for a period of fire years," or "Against a 5-mill special road tax for a period of five years." Sec. 5. Be it further ordained, etc., That said election shall be held under the general election laws of the State of Louisiana, except as hereinafter modi fied ; that all legal voters who are prop erty taxpayers m their own right shall be entitled to vote, either in person or by proxy. Sec. 6. Be it further ordained, etc.. That said election shall be held in said Road District No. 1 at the usual polling places for elections in said wards, with the additional polling place at Sligo, in Ward Six, and that the polls shall be opened on the day of the election at seven o'clock a.m. and closed at five o'clock p.m., and the following named commissioners and clerks of election are hereby appointed to conduct same: WARD ONE. Precinct No. 1—Atkins: H. N. Cor nell, R. E. McDade and Dr. D. J. Me Ann, commissioners; W. E. Connell, clerk. Precinct No. 2 —Curtis: A. Curtis, M v A. McDade and T.W. Bledsoe, com missioners; Floyd Prince, clerk. Precinct No. 3—Taylortown : Thomas Caplis, A. F. McDade and J. H. Mer cer, commissioners; W. H. Hodges, jr., clerk. WARD TWO. Precinct No. 1—Benton: Gray Stin son, R. E. Wyche and J. H. Montgom ery, commissioners; C. O. Gay'e, clerk. Precinct No. 2—Vanceville: Albert Kirch, J. P. McCain and W. S. Tidwell, commissioners; J. C. Logan, clerk. Precinct No. 3—Bossier City : W. T. Young, W. T. Colquitt and J. B. Oneal, commissioners; A. N^Cox, clerk. ward six. Precinct—Sligo: D. C. Elston, T. P. Moore and W. C. Horton, commission ers; H. L. Skannal, clerk. Returns of said election to be made as herein above set forth, and the Clerk of the Police Jury is instructed to nave prepared for use at said election all nec essary ballots, tally sheets, etc., and other officers are instructed to furnish lists, as required by law. To carry, said proposition must re ceive a majority in number and amount of the assessment of those voting. Notice is also given that the Police Jury will meet at the Court House, in the town of Benton, La., on the 10th day of August A. D. 1915, and will then and there open the ballot boxes, examine and count the ballois, in num ber and amount, examine and canvass the returns and declare the result of the election. Given under my hand and seal of office on this, the 28th day of June, A. D. 1915. j, c. Logan, President 26-0 Police Jury of Bossier Parish, Louisiana.