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THE CALDWELL WATCHMAN
Published Every Friday
Entered at the postoffice at Columbia,
La., as second-class mail matter.
H. A. TURNER, Editor
Subsecription-$1 per year in advance
Official Organ of Caldwell Parish Schooll
Board and Town of Columbia.
Official Journal of Caldwell Parish.
The Caldwell Parish Fair a
The Caldwell Parish Fair clos
ed today, October 16, the most
successful seasoi iui its history.
The attendance was good all
three days. The fine weather
was somewhat responsible for
the attendance, but the exhibits
included everything relating to
the farming interests in the par
ish. Lack of time prevents us
from giving :ais occasion the
write up it deserves this week,
as the editor has been in the har
ness at the fair grounds all the I
week working for this good
cause is the reason of the short
comings of The Watchman this 2
week. We will be on the job 1
next week and publish a full ac- I
count of the fair. 1i
Compulsory Curtailment of Cotton b
The control by State or National
enactment of the private business of
the individual is repugnant to the
liberty loting instincts of American
citizens, says the Dallas Morning L
News. The proposition to enforce by it
law a curtailment of cotton pro
duction for the coming year by com
pelling a reduction by farmers of the ai
acreage planted to cotton is one that, ti
if upheld as legal and constitutional, N
would set a precedent that might
jeopardize the right of the farmer
and the individual citizen generally N
to an extent that is not yet fully
realized by those advocating such ai
The News is sure that it will prove
to' the interest of the Southern
farmers and the people of the South a
generally to reduce the cotton pro
duction the coming year materially- e
So per cent, or even more. But it
does not believe that the proposed ti
enforgcn nat of laws making this cur
t i nulsozy is the rightL
F.-un tits of the
Sasince it would be
:tiutailment of the rights of the t
citiaen as well as the acreage of cot
ton. For this reason it is only
reasonable to believe that the en
forcement of such legislation would t
be a vastly greater calamity to the
people than would even a bumper
cotton crop in 19S5.
If the curtailment of the cotton
crop can be made compulsory, cannot
the increase of the crop also be made a
compulsory? If this be true as to
cotton, why not as to stock-cattle, j
horses, mules, sheep, eic.? And if
as to these, why not as to fruits and
vegetables, hogs and fowls.?
A careful and serious consideration
of this matter can lead the thought
ful to but one conclusion-its ad
visability. The realization of the
great necessity for a reduction in the
size ofthe cotton crop seems to havea
led many into the advocacy of aa
remedy that is destined to prove
even worse than the malady, and
not only for the present, but for the ii
KThe News believes that the farmers
of the South are aroused as to the
necessity of taking individual and de- '
cisive action as to next year's cotton o
crop, and it will labor with others c
to the end before that those who are
not so aroused will be before the
planting of the next crop is begun; I
and since there -are now under way b
several plans by which the acuteness N
of the present situation may be ma- u
terisally relieved, the enactment of
the drastic and questionable le gis
lation proposed is not all advisable.
A 4Oo. ILLUSTRATION.
'Phe pamplflet sent out from At
lanta, Ga, calling for the advocates
"f godd" roads to ittend the Fourth
America~r Roads Congress to be held
in Atlagta o n ;November oth to 14th,
has an illustration on the cover page
that is one .of the best arguments
ever put forward in favor of spend
inag aoney on good roads, The illus
tration shows a wagon load of cotton
aoildsjto town. There are eight bales
on the wagon and two negroes sit
ting on top. This wagon is being
puled over a smooth-surfaced mrodel
rad by two sleek mules. The mules
seest to be papling their load with
cmpanrative ease. In the distance
shown-another wagon that the
:tr _1+ f!.our miules ig laboring with
to pull it yotgh tro tbhe mire. The
dridr ·i lashing his team and they
n.e ...lg. every.nerve to get
- ; • ith their load of two bales
gisutratihr baU been used
ayb pubic. speikers
h: qetion f pedr
hl a 't-!?. *a ikal
. . . . . . . .
..m..... l; $aturday
N THE HIT CHILD.
Editor Caldwell Watchman:
I have just read in your last week's
issue the communication, over the
signature of one said B. E. Erskins.
aYou can call back the old saying of
"the hit dog will hollow." My letter
must have hit a responsive chord
)r in other words, it hit the "proverbial
nail oil the aximotic head" by bring
ce ing to light the author of that anon
ymous letter, or one of the guilt;
Sarties. This, I am not surprised at.
ll T'he Executive Committee of the Iair
Associationdid not feel it was fair for
this unsigned letter, to come out,
read on the street corners, and one
of its main topics being the action of
- the Police Jury towards this body
a I will confess that we were first re
fused the co-operation of the Police
Jury, and afterwards received a more
favorable consideration, and further
say that we did make complaint, but
;t when we received consideration, we
were satisfied and not disposed to
disturb or upset any work of pro
II gress that this body is burdened
with. It is not the spirit of our o
Committee to tear down, but it is to 1
r build up. We are not lined up with I
any of the political factions of this
S Parish. We feel that politics and
o would-be politicians are detrimental
to some of our best enterprizes. We i
- started our work with a spirit to win
g by getting the co-operation of the I
I deny the charge of being offend
ed at the anonymous letter, but (lid I
criticise it, as the shrewd writer had t
proceeded to use us and our transac- ]
"tion with the Police Jury as a step- e
ping stone to aid him in some selfish (
1 ambition, which we do not want to e
. be connected with. r
I do stand for clean government. a
5 As a private citizen, I am willing to 4
I. help right that which is wrong, but f
cannot line up with a writer whose e
literature is too dense to admit of
his own signature. a
Hurrah for the fair and good
roads! If you can't be for us, don't
be against us. Just stand aside and S
watch us go by. C
C. P. CARROLL.
LOUISIANA'S AMENDMENTS. E
Following in the wake of Arkansas
Louisiana will soon vote on some
important amendments to her con
stitution. The amendments, which E
are of huge importance to the indus- o
trial and agricultural development of E
that State, and to the commerce of S
New Orleans and the lower Missis- h
sippi Valley, are to be voted on by fi
the people of Louisiana on the 3rd of tl
One of these amendments corrects d
an unintentional error in the con
stitution which in recent years has
been construed as imposing a tax o s
money on hand and on deposit. The C
amendment specifically declares mon
ey on hand and on deposit exempt
ey on hand and on deposit exempt
from taxation. Nobody now pays
the tax, since practically ever large
handler of money who might be call
ed on to pay it, avoids such liability
hss c.op pn de st in
, somew ere
numlly .re-.sent out of Louisiana. I
Were there no fear of taxation, this
money would. remain in Louisiana
to swell the sums available as loans I
for the financing of Louisiana's agri
culture and comerce.
The other amendment corrects the I
tax law applying to the entry of for
eign banking corporations, which is
now prohibitive. Its adoption will a
open the way for the return to
Louisiana of such banking concerns
as the Comptoire Nationale and the
Canadian Bank of Commerce, which
before they were forced out of Lou
isiana by prohibitive taxation, sup
plied many millions of dollars each
season for the handling of cotton
and other export trade.
The adoption of these amendments a
wil do more to place Louisiana in
osition to take full advantage of
er really wonderful opportunities
tha nanything that has been done in
a generation. The Panama Canal
and the war in Europe have brought
the trade of Central and South Amer
ica and the Far East measurably
nearer the Mississippi Valley, and an
intelligent attitude by Louisiana to
ward capital, which is really the tool
of trade and commerce, is a very de
cided step in the right direction. It
is to be hoped some of the other
long benighted sections will profit
by Louisiana's example.-Memphis
REPORT OF CONDITION OF
Locatsd at Columbia, La.
Report furnished to the Stste Examiner of Banks by the above
Bank at the clse of business on Sept 22,1914.
Demand loans R UrCES.
Loans secured by mo------------.--.---$ 18.35
Other loans and di sa W--'"! .. .. .. .. .. .. 80,212.60
Overdrafts secured. e --- ------------ 845,212.60
O thecuredh -r stos --- ----- ,822.84
Other stocks, bonsecurities, ete___._------------ , 84
Banin ho and fixtures--------6,046.38
Due f a-------------- ankers 2,744.49
rcash item:s------------------- 11,761.77
Gold -------------- ---- 208.90
God . 208.90
Silver, nike- and oppiercoin ---- 1405.00
National bank notes and all issues .vement 3,14100
. :.stMock paid in- ---- ---------- ------8 15,000.00
- -- - ------ ---------- oooo.oo
Individual savingrs deposits.- . -- __-,72
Individual deposits subject to check.....---------.2,_72241
hne t ----- . 44,152.70
eseeks outstanding------------- 1,788.92
Bills payable ....... - ------------ 662.5
S - • tate • -- an----- - . 9,099.92,
J. J, ý row,, Vic Pi~s~den and I, A. Bridger,
emet tothe best of ny kedge and belief,
L ubucba .~* to befor me is .ode oeliefpt
R./3'- . , ..R'.1 0[. , -. ,tz P. .
1190 t to ~..........of.Se.t
State of Louisiana-Parish of Caldwell
-Thirtieth District Court
R. P. Jarrett vs. No. 1406, E. W. Han
By virture of r fi fa issued in the a
bove entitled and numbered suit
I and to me directed I have seized and
taken into my possession and will offer
forsale at public auction to the last and
highest bidder, at the principal front
door of the court house in the town of
Columbia. La., between the hours pre
scribed by law for judicial sales on,
SATURDAY, NOV. 21 1914,
the following described property, to
An undivided one-half interest in and
to the NW} of NE), and NE} of NE},
less lot on East side 400 feet North and
South, by 200 feet East and West,
in Section 32, Township 12. North
Range 3 East, Louisiana MIer. Also a
lot beginning at a point 50 feet oposite
Station No. 801, of the H. C. A. and
N. Railway, which points is on West
ern edge of Railway and is 132 feet in
a Southerly direction where said Rhil
way is crossed by boundary lines be
tween Sections 32 and 33, Tp 12, N. R.
3 East, Louisiana Meridian, thence
from said point at right
angle in a Westerly directon 200 feet,
thence in a Southerly direction at right
angle to the last mentioned line and
parallel to Railway 200 feet; thence at
right angle 200 feet; thence 200 feet
in a Northerly direction to beginning.
being 200 feet each way, less lots sold
to E. W. Hanchey, and Thompson &
Nethery, as the same appears describ
ed upon the records of the Parish of
Caldwell, La., (Area not given) togeth
er with all buildings and im
provements thereon. S e i z e d
as the property of the defendent, E.
W. Hanchey, and will be sold to satis
fy said writ and all costs in the above
entitled and numbered cause.
Terms of sale, cash, with benefit of
W. E. GODFREY,
Sheriff, Caldwell Parish, La.
Columbia, La., Oct. 14, 1914.
Notice for Publication
Department of the Interior, U. S.
Land Office at Baton Rouge, La
October 14, 1914.
Notice is hereby given that Henry
Honeycutt, of Cotton Plant, La., who,
on Oct., 5, 1909, made Homestead
Entry, No. 02802, for S W } ofN W I
Section 15, T 13, N R 2 E, La. Mer.,
has filed notice of 4ntention to make
five year proof, to establish claim to
the land above described, before clerk
of court, at Columbia, La., on the 24th
day of November 1914.
Claimant names as witnesses.
John Estess, Lee Estess, Booker
Shumaker, Thomas Honeycutt, all of
Cotton Plant, La.
John F. Nuttall, Register
More than n e"
ten cases of rhuiimatism.
simply rheumatism 'of the
muscles, due to cold or damp,
or chronic rheumatism. In
such cases no internal treat
ment is required. The frie
is all that is needed and it is car
tain to give quick relief. Give it
a trial and see for yourself, how
quickly it relieves the pain and
soreness. Price 25c; large size, soc.
For SORE HEAD
(c3ebea 1es O
Police Jury Proceedings
ll Continued from page 4.
ORDINANCE NO. 60 R
n- Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the
Police Jury of the Parish of
a Caldwell in regular adjourned
id session convened, that it shall
er be unlawful for any person or
'd persons to run an automo
a bile or motor cycle on any bridge
in the said Parish of Caldwell
n, when there is a team on same.
Sec. 2. Be it further ordain
ed, etc., that it shall be unlaw
id ful to run an auto or motor
s, cycle on any bridge in Caldwell
Parish at a higher rate of speed
h than eight miles per hour.
a Sec. 3. Be it further ordained,
te e:c., that it shall be the duty of
every person running an automo
b bile or motorcycle in the Parish
i- of Caldwell to stop said automo
bile or motorcycle when signalled
L so to do by any person riding or
t driving any horse or team of any
, kind and, if the said horse or
t team is frighented, to assist the
said person or persons in pass
Sing the said automobile or mo
d Sec. 4. Be it further ordain
ed, etc., that it shall be the duty
' of any person or persons driving
h any wagon, buggy or other vehi
- cle on any of the roads of the
? Parish of Caldwell, when ap
proached from behind by an au
e tomobile, to permit or allow the
said automobile to pass them as
soon as they can conveniently
do so, and to give half the road
when met by an automobile.
See. 5. Be it further ordain
ed, etc., that it shall be unlaw
ful for any person or persons to
run an automobile at night on
any of the roads in Caldwell
Parish without having lights on
y both the front and back end of
Sec. 6. Be it further ordained,
} etc., that every person in Cald
well Parish owning an automo
a bile shall have displayed on the
back end of same a number,
which number, together with
ow. r of the car and the name
r of auto shall be registered
Swi the Clerk of Court for the
P of Caldwell in a book to
t by him for that purpose;
numbers shall be fur
the Clerk of Court to
owners at the cost of
plus 25le for regis-1
it further ordained, 1
ittshall,be the ,duty of
e "owners to provide
. with horns or whis
tiesnd to blow same and give
signals ien approaching a road
crossinglor short curve in a road. 1
- Sec. "8.Be it further ordained,
Setc., that-any person or peibons
violating any of the provisions
of this ordinatnce shall be sub
ject to prosecution by informa
tion filed- by the district attor
ney or inidictment by the grand
jury and on convicion shall be
Sfined not less than \$5 and not
Smore than $25. and costs, and in
r default of paying said fine and
I costs shai' imprisoned in the
.parish jail for a period not ex
Approvdd this the 16th day of
H. H. Rogillio, Pres.
R. R. Redditt, Clerk.
We have decided to continue 1
paying 10eb r pound for all cot
ton delivers4 to us on account
to October 15th, but unless con
ditionschane will, not pay it
longer. Peoie's Mercantile Co.,
WANTED-Copies of the
Grayson Le~gr bearing ,dates f
April_17 d~y 80, 1914.-The
NOTICE- strn of Post
Office will tak notice that after 1
Oct., 1 thea p window and
general delive will open at 7:80
a. m. and el lt6 p. m. Mon
ey orderswilP issued until 6
p. m.-H. W. ksn, P. M.
State of Lois rlsh of Cadwoell
Fourth Ws iso Court. C
Personally bppeWd b
fore me, a aho,dlnna ad
for Ward4 of ofCslel, i
Louisans, '. L bnr du
ly sworn, tt t&te fol
lowid has beenln C
hie lau W t 13 noumths, di
amd tht e sname is un
known to him, bull, about i
years oMd.'mo fork and A
asw set in left bole and J
onder hal i", eo brand. y
Bworn to and bfor to
Subibs th atehran a
oba ' olf [Vi u
OUR MOTrO "Quality is remembered long after
price is forgotten".
We have received and have on display one of the most up
tp-date lines of fall and winter goods ever displayed in
Grayson or Caldwell Parish. It will pay you to investigat e
before buying elsewhere.
CAPITAL ......._ _ __---------------- ---------$15,000.00
Surplus ---------------------- ----------- 20,000.00
Uudivided Profits ........---------------------- 2,000.00
We Pay 4 per cent on time deposits compounded
semi-annually. Accounts appreciated whether large
We wish to call your attention to the large surplus
and undivided profits of this Bank, which guaran
tees protection to depositors.
Wht Our Credit System ueans To The Wage Emr.
Guaranteed merchandise at prices and quality that assure you
Our promp and efficient service is also a factor that should ap.
peal to you.
Our liberal and easy-to-pay credit system which allows you to
buy as your needs demand with terms that bring the furnishing of
your home within reach..
The real "home things" are waiting here for you. It is easy
to trade here with our great assortment covering everything the
Write us today, with the assurance that we postively guaran
tee to save you money on every purchase.
MONROE FURNITURE COMPANY, WM.,
132-138 North Second St Monroe, Louisiana.
Freight Paid on All Orders Over Ten Dollars.
Notice of Final Account
In the matter of the snecession of
John (Jack) Molary, deceased, 80th
District Court, Parish of Caldwell,
State of Looisina.
Notice is heanby given that Sa Me
Clary, administrator of the asove
named succesion has this day in
this offce his fnal aeount of h
administration. Now, therefore nless
opposition be made threto within ten
days from the date hereof, the said
final account will be allowed, apnorved
and homologated. and the administra.
tor and thesuretyon his bond will be
discarged from further liability and
his bond cancelled.
Witness my official signtu and
seal on this the 2nd day of Otober
1914. M. L. MECOM
Clerk 30th District Court.
Notice for Publication
Department of the Interior-U. S.
Land Office at Baton Rouge
September 29th 1914
Notie is hereby ven that John P.
W onr of Columbia, ILa., who, on
O rOe 5 6, 1911. made Homestead En
try No. OiU0 S for 8W W of8 EI Sec. 5
8 N, 'ý "N Sec. E 8,T I N, R
8 g, lm n· Meridia, has fsled no
tie of intention to make hoal three
yar proof, to establish elaim to the
lad above described, before clerk of
Court, atCoamdia, la.,on the 11th
day of November, 1914.
CIsidat names as witnesses: Wit.
liam H. Loier, Joeph C.K irkland D.
Augustus wge ar Jaes W. Batson,
all of Grayson La.
10-2 Jl PF. Nuttell, Register.
Do you think its time to mtove
if so see G W. Thompson, he
can sell your place for you.
5 or 6 doses 666 will break any
cae of Fever or Chill. Price,
A. M. LEDBETTER
Is prepared to do all kinds of
jewelry work, watch and clock
repairing. All work guaranteed.
Eyes carefully examined and
pectad accuratly itted.
Only the Beat of Leases used.
iL DR SURO. NM R
Specialist on diseases of Eye,
Ear, Nose and Throat.
Adenoids and tonsils removed.
Glasses correctly fitted.
L1 e Sel YwReaIEs
If for any reason you want
to sell your farm it will pay
eou to get in touch with me
as I have a line-up on eigh
teen hundred people in the
North that wants to bu
homes in Louisiana. Cal
and see or write
CHEOIE W. TIOMPSON
,mans and. .rg
All calls given prompt attention.
Ids of alIhscr
Bought nd Sold
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