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0. D. Seabough paid Monroe a business visit Saturday. E. E. Humphries of Grayson was a pleasant. caller at this of fice Tuesday morning. Assessor S. P. Walker is now busy assessing the tax payers of Caldwell Parish. 1-iss Edna Carroll of Ruston arrived Monday and will spend several weeks in Columbia, visit ing relatives and friends. Mrs. J. W. Smith and little daughter, Doris, of Kelly, are the guests of Mrs. Smith's fath er, Mr. D. C. Fisher. This week there has been some moving around among our merchants. W. G. Ferrand mov ed his stock of goods to the frame building north of the traffic bridge. The People's Mercan tile Co., has moved from the Masonic building to the build ing vacated by Mr. Ferrand. We have been told that Rogers Brothers will move their stock of goods from Biggs Point to Columbia and be located in the Masonic building. Miss Katie Walker entertain ed the members of the Embroid ery Club last Saturday after noon, at her home in Columbia. This Club meet once every week and all members were present at the meeting Saturday, each car rying their work and enjoying the pleasures of the afternoon afforded them at the home of the much admired hostess. De licious refreshments were serv ed. Those present were: Miss es Adele Redditt, Mariop Thorn hill, Eloise Herndon, Bessie Walker. Mesdames A. D. Brid ger, H. W. Blanks, Carrie Grayson, S. P. Walker. Mrs. J. M. Bennett and the Misses Barnes entertained a few of their friends, Friday night,at the latters home near Blankston. Dancing was the feature of the evening, and a grand time had by all present. There were a musements arranged by the hostess for those who did not indulge in dancing. A tempt ing luncheon was served during the evening. Those present were. Miss Johnnie Langham, of Columbia, Misses Phillis Cum mings and Louisa Flournor of Monroe, Misses Mirle and Maud Barnes and Mrs. J. M. Bennett. Messrs. J. E. Godfrey, and S. G. Jarrell. Curry-Rushing On Thursday evening, Febru ary 11th, 1915, at the home of Mrs. C. A. Rushing, near Duty, La., was the scene of a very beautiful wedding, when Mrs. Rushing gave her only daughter, Miss Lula, in marriage to Mr. A. J. Curry, Jr., of Duty. Quite a number of friends and relatives were present to witness the ceremoney and to wish thet young couple God's speed throu gh the journey of life together. At 7:30 p. m. the bride dressed in a beautiful and becoming gown of white silk pgiBrgidery net over white satin, entered the spacious hall way from an other room, leaning on the arm of the groom and proceeded to a small stand in the center of the hall, where the Rev. E. B. Cottingham performed the cere mony that made them man and wife. As the last words fell from the Rev. Cottingham's lips, aid the bride and groom turned from the spot a ventable COMMUNICATION The Watchman will be glad to receive communications on sub jects of general interest, but is not responsible for sentiments ex pressed. Special School Tax Editor Watchman: By way of reaching the citi zenship of Caldwell parish, will ask you to publish this commu nication. Feeling a deep interest in ed ucation and knowing that the terms for collecting special tax es voted in some wards and sev eral districts of our Parish have and are now expiring and klnow ing the need of more special tax es, in order to assure more rea sonable lengths of terms, and having faith in the inteligent a wakening of our citizens to a realization of a most important duty, and to assure equal length of terms for all schools through out our parish, suggest that we vote in the interest of education a special parish wide tax of at least eight mills on the dollar. The purpose of this special tax is specific in its nature, repre senting a cause that is entitled to the deepest thought of every individual and especially of those high intellectual ability. What say you? Would be pleased to hear from all quarters. Yours in interest of progress. G. T. MARTIN. storm of rice broke upon them from all sides. The young couple then took their seats that were previously arranged when they received the nmAnaty g atulations and well wishes of their many friends. Notice for Publication United States Land Office Baton Rouge, La., Jan., 16, 1915 Notice is hereby given that John W. Clarkson, Assignee of Wm W. Martin of Clarks, of Caldwell Parish, State of Louisiana, has filed in this office his application to enter-select-locate un der the provision of Sections 2306 and 2307 revised statutes of the United States the following described land, vis: NW ofSE ofSec20 T li N R3E La. Mer. Any and all persons claiming adver sely the lands described, or desiring to object, because of the mineral charac ter of the land, or for any other rea son, to the disposal to applicant,should file their affidavits of protests in this office, on or before the 25th day of February, 1915. E. D. GIANELLONI, Register. NOTICE Notice of Intention to Apply for En actment of Local Law Public notice is hereby given that it is my intention to apply to the legisla ture of Louisiana at any future session it may hold, either extra or regular session, to pass an act authorizing and appointing the School Board of Cald wellparish to liquidate the affairs of the Pine Grove Academy and to insti tute suits to recover the property be longing to the said Pine Grove Acade my at the time of its dissolution under the terms of Act 195 of 1860, an! to administer such property for the bene fit and interest of the public schools of Caldwell parish. This notice is given and published ac cording to article 50 of the Constitu tion of Louisiana. G. T. MARTIN, President Board of Directors of Public Schools, Caldwell Parish. Columbia, La, 2-1-1915 Sheriff Sale State of Louisiana-Parish of Calewell, Thirtieth District Court Caldwell Bank vs No. 231, Wm T. Braswell & Jas. R. Roy By virtue of a writ of fi fa issued in the above entitled and numbered suit and to me dirtcted, I have seized and taken into my poseesion and will of fer for sale at publit aieticto to the last and highest bidder, at the prin cipal front door of the court house in the town of Columbia, La., between the hours prescribed by law for judic ial sales on SATURDAY FEB., 27, 1915 the followingdescribed property,towit: TheNW t of S W W f T W and NE t of NW f Sec. 29 Tp 14 NR 5 E containing162 acres of land, more or less, together with all buildings and improvements thereon. Seized as the loperty of the defendant, James R. I koyvand will be sold to satisfy said w-rtand all costs in the above entitled arnd numbered cause. Terms of sale, cash, with the bene fit of appraisement. W. E. GODFREY, Sheriff, Caldwell Parish, La. Columbia, La., January 14, 1915. School Board Proceedings PROCLAMATION Pursuant to a resolution passed by the Parish Board of School Directors of the Parish of Caldwell, Louisiana. at its regular meeting, held on Jan. 5, 1915, I, G. T. Martin, President of said Board, hereby give notice that, in com pliance with said resolution, a special election will be held in School District No. 23, of the said Parish of Caldwell, Louisiana, on Tuesday, the 30th day of March, 1915, for the purpose of submitting to the property tax-payers, qualified under the Constitution and Laws of the State of Louisiana, to vote at said election, the following proposition, to-wit: To levy a special tax of ten mills on the dollar on all property in school district No. 53. Par ish of Caldwell, Louisiana, subject to State taxation, annually, for a period of fixe years for the purpose of giving additional aid to the public schools. For the purpose of said special elec tion the polling place will be at Shiloh church, and the followiug commission ers and clerk of election of the polling place have been appointed to serve at this election, all of whom will serve without compensation: For commiss ioners, D A Humphries, Daniel Fore, Charlie Elliott and E L Price, clere of elections. At said election, the polls shall open at 7 o'clock, a. m., and close at 5 o'clock, p. m., and the election will be conducted in accordance with the laws of Louisiana applicable thereto. Notice is hereby given that, at 10 o'clock, a. m., on Tuesday the 7th (lay of April, 1915, the said Parish Board of School Directors, of the Par ish of Caldwell,Louisiana, will meet at its office at Columbia, and in open s5s ion, proceed to open the ballot box, ex amine and count the ballots, in number and amount, examine and canvass the returns, and declare the result of the said special election. This, 13th day of September, 1914. GEO. T. MARTIN, President: of Parish Board of School Directors. ORDINANCE NO. 6 An ordinance ordering a special elec' tion to be held in School District No. 23, in the Parish of Caldwell, for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors of tle said School District the question of the levy of a special tax of ten mills for the purpose of providing addition aid to the public , schools of the said District. Sec. 1. Be it ordained by the Parish Board of School Directors of the Par ish of Caldwell, Louisiana, that a spe cial election be, and is hereby ordered to be held in School District No. 23, in Parish of Caldwell, Louisiana, on the 30th day of March, 1915, for the pur pose of submitting to the qualified elec tors of the said school district ititled to vote thereat, the question ofl levy of a special tax of ter mills on the dollar of the assessed vat cation of all property in said School District subject to State taxation, for a period of five years, the proceeds of the said tax to be used in giving addition aid to the pub lic schools of said 1chOoL~atD ..,. eec. 2. Be it ordained, etc., that the bollots to be used at the said special election shall be prepared by~ Secretary of the Parish Board of Scliooi Directors, and shall be in the following form: Proposition to levy a ten | (10) mills special tax on all property subject to taxation, 'ES in District No. 23, of the Par ish of Caldwell, Louisiana,an nually for a period of five (5) years for the purpose of giv ing additional aid to public schools in the said district. Sec. 3. Be it further ordained, etc., that the Secretary of the Parish Board of School Directors be, and he is hereby ordered, to cause to be pre pared for use at the said election, the tally sheets, lists of qualified electors, assessed valuation of property, blanks statements for the compiliation of votes, in numberand amount, and oth er election blanks that may be requir red for the pupose of holding said elec tion, to cause the same to be placed in the ballot boxes for use at the respec tive precincts, and make provision for the transmission of the ballot boxes to the several precincts of the Sch'ol Dis trict at which the election is to be held Sec. 1. Be it further ordained, etc., that thepolling places.or precincts for the said election shall be Shilo church and the following three commissioners are appointed to serve at the above named polling place: D A Humphries Daniel Fore, and Charlie Elliott, com missioners, E L Price Clerk of election all of whom shall ser re without com pensation. Sec. 5. Be it further ordained, etc., that the Parish Board of School Di rectors shall meet at ten o'clock a. m., on the 6th day of April 1915, for the purpose, in open session, of examining and counting the ballots, canvassing the returns, and declaring the result of the said election. Sec. 6. Be it further ordained, etc., that the President of the Parish Board of School Directors be and he is here by instructed, to give notice of said election by Proclamation, to be daly published according to law. Sec. 7 Be it further ordained, etc., That the special election herein and hereby provided for shall be held and conducted and the returns thereof shall be made under the provisions of Act 256 of 1910 and amendments thereof and such other laws as may be appli cable. Gee. T. Martin, Pres. J. C. Hines, Sec. NOTICE In the matter of the Succewsion of C C fen State of Louisiana--Parish of Caldwell 30th District Court Notice is hereby given that S B Pip-" kin has filed notice in this office, his pe tition, praying to be appointed admin istrator of the estate and succession of CC Pen, deceased Now, therefore, unless opposition be made thereto withiin ten days from the date hereof, the said S B Pipkin will be appointed and confirmed as adminis trator of the said estate, npon taking the oath and giv;ng bond as required by law Witness the Hon George Wear, Judge of said court on this the 19th day of February A D 1915 ML MECOM, Clerk 30th District Court MAKEIIMG WORLD'S GREATEST PROBLEM WE ARE LONG ON PRODUC TION, SHORT ON DISTRI BUTION. By Peter Radford LectIrer Nat uial Fat r..' t'Uion The cc ii,, mllli (li stril)utinl of arni prtduct. i- tday' the w ld' greatest prlblmc and the war, while it has r11tult its hardships, ha. clearlv eil mphasized the imn poilrtance 'If (di- tiitlti(ili as a fact or in American agrticulture and pr') mises ti gie the fiarmell the C)-'operatil I ii the gOverilelllit: and the busiiine men the soitution of their marketing prti,llcim. This re-ult will, in a measure, comipensate ui for our war lsses, for the IbusiIess interests andt government have been in the main assisting almost exclusively on the prli ductitn side of agricul ture. While the department ,of agriculture has been dumping tons of literature on the farmer telling him how to produce, the farmer has been dumping tons of products in the nations garbage can for want ,of a market. The World Will Never Starve. At n,: titie since Adam and Eve were di iven from the Garden of Edenr nhve the inhabitants of this world suffered from lack of production, but some people have gone hungry from the day of cre ation to this good hour for the lack of proper distribution. Slight variations in production have forced a change in diet and one locality has felt the pinch of want while another surfeited, but the world as a whole has ever been a land of plenty. We now hav'e less than one tenth of the tillable land of the earth's surface under cultivation, and we not only have this sur plus area to draw on but it is safe to estimate that in case of dire ne cessity one-half the earth's popu lation could knock their living out of the trees of the forests, gather it from wild vines and draw it from streams. No one should be coe alarmed; the world will starve.. e consumer has always feared at the producer would not sup ply him and his fright has found expression on the statute books of our states and nations, and the farmer has been urged to produce recklessly and without reference to a market, and regardless of the demands of the consumer. Back to the Soil. The city people have been urg ing each other to move back to the farm, but very few of them have moved. We welcome our city cousins back to the soil and this earth's surface contains 16, 092,160,000 idle acres of tillable land where they can make a liv ing by tickling the earth with a forked stick, but we do not need them so far as increasing produc tion is concerned. The city man has very erroneous ideas of agri cultural conditions. The common ly accepted theory that we are short on production is all wrong. Our annual increase in produc tion far exceeds that of our in crease in population. The World as a Farm. Taking the world as one big farm, we find two billion acres of land in cultivation. Of this amount there is approximately 750,000,000 acres on the western and 1,260, 000,000 acres on the eastern hem isphere, in cultivation. This esti mate does not include grazing lands, forests, etc., where large quantities of me.t are produced. The world's annual crop ap proximates fifteen billion bushels of cereals, thirteen billion pounds of fibre and sixty-five million tons of meat. The world shows an average increase in cereal production of 13 per cent during the past de cade, compared with the previous five years, while the world's pop ulation shows an increase of only 3 per cent. The gain in production far ex ceeds that of our increase in pop, ulation, and it is safe io estimate that the farmer can easily in crease production 25 per cent if a remunerative market can be found for the products. 1AW@ " ,ý4fyo -, ,! TT, OFF!CL-ORS ASSETS O.E M4 IIJ IVN -OLi. ell, C1- r ,,. 1 ' )ep1,itorv For "'; STATE OI: LOUISiANA ASSETS ONE MIILION I)OLIIARS Ample resourses, conservative man:agement ;anl C(',.,IS treatment alike to those of large rd small means. The question is not whethe. ,u should have a b:lnk acouilnt, but where you should have it. Our large capital a:nil surplus is your guarantee and safeguard. We invite your account and have every faculty fl'r ellicient handling of your business. M°, , I -I country's call to protect your home and loved ones, THERE IS A CALL WHI MEANS EVEN MORE TO YOU will. Grayson, Louisiana Respomd to Your Country's Call We pay 4 per cent on time depo~its for 6 months whlice eqiiile 4 ojo compounded PLAN OF COLUMBIA WORK FORE 1915 METHODIST CHURCH Columbia Church -Preaching every 1st and 3rd Sundays, 11 a.m.and 7;30 p.m. Prayer Meeting--Every Wednesday evening at 7:30 o clock. Epworth League-Every Friday ev ening at 7:30 o'clock. Woman's Mission Society-1st and 3rd Wednesday in each month 3 p. m. Women's Prayer meeting- Every Tuesday afternoon 3 p. m. Sunday School-Every Sunday at 10 a. m. Business meeting of Board of Stew ards Monday night after 1st, Sunday in each month. GRAYSON BOARD Preaching every 4th Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m, BEOUF RIVER CHURCH The Watchman Job Printery Is the BEST in the Parish No Job Too Large..... ......None Too Small Get our Prices, See our Samples; W'll Get Your Work The Caldwel Watclhman COLUI IA - - L oUISilAA Peaching every 2d Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. ,n. Sunday Schof every Sunday at IC a, m. Sunday School at Woolen Lake (Richland Parish) every Sunday after noon at 3 p. m. RIVERTON CHURCH Preaching every 1st junday after noon at 3 p. m. UNION CHURCH(Near Holum P. O.) Preaching every 4th Sunday after noon 3 o'clock. Preaching at Indian Mound every 5th Sunday, J. M. ALFORD, Pastor. ADVERTISE City Market Columbia, La. Thomason & O'steen, Prop. Dealers in Kansas Cty Meat. Fresh Pork and Sausage OPEN ALL DAY YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED 5 or 6 doses 666 will break any ease of Fever or Chills. Price, i25 cents.