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The Parish Fair, That Fish Hatchery, More Model Roads---We Most Have All of Them, Sure!
The Caldwell Watchman VOL. 28 COLUMBIA, LOUISIANA' FRIDAY, MAY 1,1914 NO io HIGH SCOOll OUT1NG Field Day and Picnic on the East Side a Big Success The students of the Columbia High School have marked last Friday on the calendar with a big crimson pebble. They had one of the "times of their lives" then. Under the care of their teachers and many of their parents, they met at the schoolhouse and, form ing a column of twos, marched across the bridge to the east side. At the point selected for the pic nic it was not long before Young America was busy destroying the toothsome dinners that had been prepared for them. If the Unit ed States troops only attack the Mexican "greasers" with the same avidity it won't take them long to rout the last of them. During the afternoon athletic sports were engaged in, with the following results. Bobbie Ruth Erskins won the potato race with an ability as great as that he displayed as a trencherman. The 3-legged race was the com edy of the occasion. Jorman Walters and Felix Scbepiss were the Afirst to reach the tape. Of the four hurdle rames, rep resentatives of the Grammar school won three, the other going to the High. :-::= e; pole vault er tbsaoi :yo ;bas were-, finally rounded upand t rned to their'hoai in ample time for their suppers. High Schod beaod pewrt 0h 0 oeiangas of the Local Boa tof C olsmbl High School /meeting, held is Columbia on Monday, are epitomaised in the following report of the board: To the Hon. President and Mem ber of Caldwell Parish School Bot dh ol W.a the IaoeCl D3oazt of Colum bia High Sch4oo bepleve tor . port as follows: 1. We recommend that the Jen Itor's wages be rsdueed from P15 to $1O per month for tbl two closaeg months of school, and that hebe equirusd to clean out all closets at los esery few days. 2. Werecommead tht the sal ary of the principal bedg#lg $100 per month, and all it ants' salaries be fixed at SW per IRWe reeommend that the asdhol yadhebe teuaes. Watbd the condition of the building wellh kept, and we fld the opindition of the privies bad. Wexecommend the following anlaat tneahers: ask garianpornhill, Miss (o 110aviug any amore applies t we as requets&e Mr. M.9-ss: t r shot mC~if jai · t new lo e a but teeh te. aii a mddaigteether, av tons hekseehi 1~b~wga. furtlwr bes esaboolRosrad. a ~.Linu:m5 WHY DON'T YOU USE IT More Evidence of the Value of the Split-Log Drag When will our people appre ciate the value of the split log drag? When will they quit thinking that they can have passable highways only by spend ing thousands and thousands of dollars for surface roads, and that if a county cannot afford these, its people must pull along through mud and ruts till Gab riel blow his horn? When will each county arrange to paL some farmer for dragg ing the road nearest him after each wet spell? And when will you, Mr Read er- -when will you talk over this matter with your county commissioners and your road authorities? We have printed stories enough showing the value of the drag, but here's another from the Monroe Enquirer that we pass along: "People coming to Monroe ov er the Wadesboro road last Sat urday morning found a rough piece of road from Rock Rest to Leeas's Mill, the wheel ruts deep and many of them, and travel slow and diffBicult. Returning late that afternoon they found that same stretch of road. finer than any $8,00aG-mile macadam mooth suwfaee and a Yan *i iloe tapayoers to foot wilbe less than p. The road drag-the man who invented it should have babies named after him, and may his feet press the golden streets when he leaves this old world. The road drag let it be used more. It is the cheapest way. to make a good road, wRhen used at the right time., Use the drag. When gaued promptly just after the spring rans end, it will level down the ruts and ridges and insure smoother traveling the whole year through. But to be really effective it should be used after every wet npell",-The Progrgesve Farmer. Jt Isn't every fancier who can tell a dogwood trep by its bark, i "Keep her rolling, hoys; keep her rolling." The Stapdavd Oil Company has bvoewkht i a O-barrel oil gush ar aw is s leps in 1)e Soto parish. Send us your orders for any and al kiads of job work. We will save you money and give Winusboro is going to have an upto-date hotel. The contract hus been let ad work is to start in a few weeks. Speaknl g of woman, lovely wo man, Sattery doesn't turn her head half ai quick as another woimn who passes her wearing a new dress. Jun James, a negro, has been amasted and indicted for murder easasf the liadift who killed anegroporteraon i I. C. traip pat Fakers during an attempt atdkkhlup. L )f hidpn, a ints man, who w gtI aIite Distrie Court at ag *ap dh g. of crimin; U n ida lgter, was ~f dwlthotaspltal punish. ONE REPORT OF RIVERTON'S R. S. V. P. CLUB ENTERTAINMENT The Rock Salt Very Prime Club met at the schoolhouse to enter tain the men Friday night. The above name was fairly demon strated by the ice cream furn ished by Mrs. McClanahan and Mrs. Butler. Each claimed the other had furnished the salty cream and, after a heated dis cussion, wound up by one telling the other she had gray hairs. Mr. Butler, being in such haste to get inside before the lunch was served, failed to hitch his horse. When the alarm was given his horse had gone with the buggy. Mr. McClanahan claimed he was a fine runner, judging from his success in the last campaign for representative. He was im mediately put on trial and after a record-breaking sprint of 43-4 miles he was back safe and sound with no breaks in 10 minutes. Miss Meadows complimented him most highly on $5a accomplish ment, but asserted he could not play dominoes. Pardon the fair lady, Mr. Emile, as she was somewhat out of humnor on ac count of our genial hot-air mer chant, Mr. Hearn, not ordering the bread. Mr. Bennett sauggest e4 using the rolls Miss Me adows had odered in error for windowt shades, but Miss- Duke advise that it could ut be Duonn WO i·~n2 BolnjG'... ing shoul not be sollowed .w Uncle Sam was in such te b Mrs. Bennett was very i.al it and did not get angry, and terward elaimed to a confdleni al friend that she really did notnae as she was just about to be work ed to death any way raising oie day-ol& chicks and teaching simi to Hesitate-at what? Everyone claimed Frank Reif zell would some day make a graid missionary, as he ruin the graph' ophone so successfully. NEV$YNTPFOITUKM* The Watchman makes its visit weekly tp our hqme; we pe 'all glad to get it, as it gets better eacl issae. The farnerq are prggtepsint nicely with their crops silce the heavy rains held up, Mr. and Mrs. W.i 0. Jamsst daughters made a pleasant yisit to G, W, Walls Thursday dft went ishing. Sorvy to say thery had poor luck, G. W. Wall and two daughtesi from Bay were welcome visitors at the home of W. O. Jamnesand wife Sunday. Robert Hines of Grayson was a pleasant caller at Mr. andr S. M. Love's last Sunday. S. M. Love and W. O. Jmn went to Columbia Satuiirdaya business. Willie Rodgersand Frank Lor went fiashing last Saturdiy bi did not catch any. What haabeqomeof the bo ers Club; haven't heard them in a good #hileA ' boost the parish. The this parish have madi e building good roads. the ball sellist asngl~ roads all ove~lr~ the I think thatre hei rads if the pollee 3 change the *atsml, them worked. thur sy them out bysutom si emra We all felt sorry for Mr. Pat ton. Some claimed he did not want any holes in his score card, because-? Mr. or Mrs. Morris ibecamne sick and lidto go home early. Have been nable to find out which. Onli few were in attendance on acCount of so many cases of measlea nd other sickness in the country. Mr. and Mrs. Hearn couldtsot attend because of little Berta having a second case of measlet. Mrs. Knight was sick and Mr. Knight had to entertain company. Miss Eula Reitzell was not feeling wellon account of be ing seick from a trip across Lake Charles. Miss Kate Woot en Ico on a continued visit. Mt. elly is away on sawmill bust Mrs. Kelly being diz zy ft~p measels and chasing lit tle T'hanksgiving fowls could not ;ttesi Poor men! Now if that hadt beMr. belly, they would sat from working out his Ms. IKepner c no of Woodrow hayv ='meantime-while a ouee luncheon was of alads an4 but. 01i0 was f11* Bnn' ett from llowed by wber pt Co. Stheir shoes show. wralked in the dew a long wrays. Oh, Co. why raise such bashful ou nmen? Sthese few exceptions we all the "bestest" of a time. Now keep your appetites in line. Each rth Friday at nine The * ofthe Rock Salt Very Prime At thischoolhouse will serve you cake amd wine-nix! nix! nix!!!! SURRELL. (W, hope ,t hear again from our.cor resp aent as soon as he is safe in his srefug in the "tall tinmber".--Eds.) sl oIol, NEIGHBORHOOD a mhn on each section of road and pay him living wages and give him authority to hire labor to work on the roads. Let the polije jury fxl the p rice per day. Bythis nmeans alt the money willb1e spent on the roads and we can have all the roads worked soon, It won't take a year to get azoqand, Let's change the system of worklrg the roads. Wapid d. a C-oed Move A bill to remedy the practice ofholding vast acreage of cut over lands at low assessments for speculative purposes is being preppared by Senator Sundbery and will be introduced at this session of the legislature. The aim of the bill is to place on the market those immense tracts of Idl6 lands which could be offered to desirable immigrants at a reasonable price and -thereby brins considerable more revenue to the state in taxes. -Napoleon vtlle Pioneer. R o Williams was arrest Aleaaldriaon acharge of a woman in Grant par. stated that if the knife ~if~illigans had been sharp Asdshve cut ot-the wom a She i in a critical fo :i;'(the Wartc~hmran, THE WAR OF 1846-8 Short Story of How Uncle Sam Mopped Up The relations between the i United States and Mexico, strained by American recogni-1 tion of Texan independence in I 1837 arnd further strained by the annexation of Texas by thse United States in '1845, came to the breaking point when General Zachery Taylor, with a force of 3,000 men, invaded, on March 12, 1846, the territory between the Nueces and the Rio Grande Rivers, which were the disputed American-Mexican bound a r y lines. The Mexicans immediate ly took the defensive, and Gen-i eral Ampudia met Taylor's Army April 25. May 13 Congress declared war. In February, 1847, General Winfield Scott, veteran of the war of 1812, succeeded Taylor 4 at the head of the army in Mexi co. March 9, 1847, he landed a force of 12,000 men at Vera a Cruz. Twenty days later the eity sirrendered. The battles of Cerro Gordo, Puebla a.d'Con. 1 treras anl other ea sgentsa led the commander in-chief of the-United States f0daeto Mex. icot*, and, Withiless than 8,. 000 iat, he entlered lt e nation hi palae Septemnber 414. The 1 fall'f C-hapultepec' ended Oci.a Mexican wr . That war tk from Me 1 d gave: to tie J ~td ,t That war:ost , States in ives 2,70.aea, inhi-d. ing 383 officers; in money, $15, 000,000.a It cost Mexico 7,000 men, kill ed and wounded, and 3,730 pris oners of war. The United States sent 21,509 regulars and 22,027 volunteers I into the valley of Mexico. Mighty Good Advice If the young men are wise and truly have great ability, they I will remain at home, at least for' a season longer until their wis- I dom teeth are cut. It is more satisfactory to be a prominent and respected citizen of a village' than to be an insignificent stran ger, jostled and ignored by ' the i hurrying mass of humanity in a1 metropolis. We would rather be a dog on a famr than a caged lion in a menagerie. Sure Will Show You If aman wants to get acquaint- I ed with human naturet let him edit a newspaper for a short 1 time. He knows nothing of the ups and downs of life until he has served in that capacity. He may have preached, conducted a' bank, sold goods, traded horses, practiced law, sawed wood or op. erated a.popcorn factory, but he needs a few months experienc 1 as an editor of a country news paper to complete his knowledge of the eccentricities of human nature.-Erchange. Contracts for road work in Calaecieu parish amounting to $100,000 were let Monday. Al together about 50 miles of high waysare provided for in these contra4ts. W. B. Harper, charged with killing Phil Hebert, Jr., at Bag. dad, Grant parish, Jan. 1, was Sexamineed by a.Eunaer commission at Coltax, hoZ docided thathis7 ad~minally Airssue sad agnarded him to the custodylof the sheriff for deliverytoan asyluom JURY HO1DS WALTERS GUILT Will Seek New Trial and Change Of Venue.-Still Mysterious "Guilty without capital pun ishment" was the verdict ren dered Monday at Opelousas in the trial of W. C. Walters for the kidnaping of Bobbie Dunbar. At no time during the jury's deliberations did Walters stand a chance for a better verdict. Two ballots were taken, On the first the foreman, Callouet, voted for capital punishment. Opelousas is satisfied with the verdict. Walter's alibi was so strong that it and the element of doubt as to the child's identity caused a moulding of sentiment in favor of a milder punishment than death. An indication of the bitterness of feeling against Walters was given in the gathering of crowds around the courthouse during the deliberations of the jury, when threats that Walters would not be permitted to return to jail alive in case of acquittal or a mistrial. Sheriff Swords feaslud the gravity of the s uiqsý had several doisen aref dy for Waltra' of need. .'be, t t pr time, and it a uand tangls will alwy gin t unusual interest. Yoew Watch is a CAmps Itis a good plan to carry a compass when tramping, but If you lose your directions when without a compass, your watch will help you out of the diicel. ty. -Hold the watch flat r the hour hand pointed toward the sun, then half way between the point of the hour hand and the 12 o'lock figure will be south. If the face of the watch were divided into 24 hours, the 12 o'clock mark would always lay in the direction of south, bet as it is divided into only one-half that many hours, it is neesesury to take the point halfwsy be. tween the hour hand and 12 o'clock. Thus, at 4 p. m. south will lie approximately in the di rection of 2 o'clock, while at 8 a. m. it will lie approximately in the. direction of 10 o'clock. L L. U. Comemusmsat The commencement exerelese at theL S. U. will begin on FM* day, May 3, and continuse ntil Monday evening, June 1 The baccalaureate sermon will be delivered in Gaig ball Sunday morning by Rev. W. W, lane drum of Luisville, Ky. The bac calaureate address will be made Monday evening by lon. Joseph E. Davies, a promineat lawyarof Washington, D. C. The solal events on the pro gram are the erman of the Ger man club on Friday evenins, fac. 'ulty reception to the aluanna, the classreunions, alumni Iunchewns and gatherings, all on Saturday. The most inaexpensive Indoor sport is to asl and think wbat one wold do if one had $1,00,db00. A ti may be astl@ed if a man pays her nothing biut enapli ments, but a billa ctbls't.