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MONROE OPERA 3 DAYS STRTIN on May 25, 1916
......D. W. Griffith's Mighty Spectacle......
The Birth of A Nation
With a Symphony Orchestra of Twenty
Exactly as Presented at Tulane in New Orleans
Prices : . Night 50c, 75c, 1.00, 1.50, 2.00
S. Matinees : : : 25c, 50c, 75c, 1.00
Mail Orders now if accompanied by money order and re
turn envelope. Positively the final appearance of
this attraction in this vicinity
Local and Personal
The snag boat Ransdell passed
down Tuesday evening.
Judge Wair goes to Jena next
Monday to hold court.
Attorney Harper of Winns
boro was in town Friday.
District Attorney Richie was
up on legal business Friday.
John James was a Columbia
visitor Tuesday afternoon.
Smith Butler, our popular
tonsorial artist, made a business
trip to Monroe Tuesday.
Special price on Dr. LeGear's
Animal Dip, at M. E. Yarbo
For sale-High grade Jersey
cow with young calf. Apply at
the Watchman office.
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. RogilUio
departed Wednesday for their
new home in Lake Charles.
Quite a number cf our people
will attend "The Birth of a Na
tion" next week in Monroe.
Contractor Geren visited the
city of Shreveport during the
F. J. Radford and wife, of
McGehee, Ark., are guests of
E. B. Tullos.
J. H. Laird, of Gleneila, was
a caller at the Watchman office
Engineer Burroughs, of the
State Highways Department,
spent Sunday in Jena.
Mrs. Nettles, wife of our sta
tion agent, spent several days
during the week with relatives
I desire to notify the public
that I have milk for sale and
would be glad to have customers
for morning delivery. Mrs. S.
Read the Watchman and be
informed of the happenings in
Mr. McCook, one of Sugar
Brothers' popular salesmen, was
a visitor to Columbia Sunday af
ternoon on business.
M. P. Daily, Jr., and Wiley B.
Grayson, Jr., from Franklin par
ish were Sunday visitors to our
Attention is called to the in
surance advertisement of the
Redditt Insurance Agency. It
will interest you.
J. E. McClanahan was among
the visitors in Baton Rouge to
see Governor Pleasant comfort
Dr. Mays returned Friday
night from quite an extended
stay in Chicago, where he was
summoned as a witness in the
Wine of Cardui case.
Misses Godfrey and Traylor,
who are members of the faculty
of the Winnsboro High School,
spent Sunday in Columbia much
to the delight of their many
The Misses Welch and Miss
Ada Ensminger entertained a
number of friends last Friday
evening. Delicious refreshments
were served and a most pleas
ant evening spent by all present.
Public notice is hereby given
that two certificates of Caldwell
Bank stock, of Columbia, La.,
Nos. 138 and 139 issued to L.
Brunner, agent, on March 11th,
1907, have been lost, mislaid or
stolen and all parties are hereby
warned not to trade for said
L. Bruner, Agent
24-4t and owner of said stock.
Wise and Otherwise 1
Somebody has been so cruel
and unpatriotic as to ask how
l the greasers managed to pull off
another raid while the American
r army patrols the border. Search
3 us; we don't know. Ask Fight
ing Fred, he is right there on
the firing line.
The jokesmith is there. One
r of the solons proposes to muzzle
all dogs in the State. Someboidy
- should now introduce one to bell
t the butterflies.
A fool there was-but it was
not "a rag, a bone, and a hank
D of hair;" it was the fellow who
killed himself over one of these.
We may be rulers of our own
destiny, but the convict cannot
see it that way.
e With spirits bright and gay,
the birds are singing their roun
delay, while those who are able
in autos do ride, and to us un
fortunate this pleasure is denied.
h Looking backward over a
Y span of years spent in the great
Fourth Estate on many papers
i in various States the writer re
a members one paper with more
y than passing pleasure and upon
s further analysis of memory' we
- find the causes for this super
abundance of pleasure in the
- fact that he was the city editor
of that paper when autos invad
n By this fact hangs the tale on
the end of which is the point.
The aforeseid city editor, hav
ing his entire fortune at that
r time invested in sunshine, fresh
air and mountain scenery along
the Blue Ridge, was unable to
purchase one of the gas buggies
but with his deseriptive ability
and a judicious use of encomiums I
we were able to bring the cars
around to the main office en
trance for a pleasant spin for
But alas, the world do move
and things are changing all thej
time. Autoist seem to think
that the denizens of the Fourth
Estate have lost their taste for
riding for they now pass us up,
or over as the case may be, to
matter what nice things you say
about them and their cars.
Since we have been presiding
over the destinies of the Watch
man several prominent, populh:r
and handsome citizens of our
city have purchased cars, vi:::
Dr. Brown, Mr. :yers, Bank
Brown and Mr. Waggoner, d;.
notice of which was recorded in
this paper, and this week Post
master Jarrell and Mr. McSwean
are joining the auto parade in
In case the point is not self
evidc-nt we will sur.gest th:,t yiu
drive up in fro1, a,:d it will L;e
fully and lucidly explained.
State of Louisiana, Parish , f
This day personally came and
appeared before me a justice of
the peace in and for ward four
of the Parish of Caldwell, La.,
H. L. Dunn, who being duly
sworn deposes and says that the
following described stock has
been in his range, in ward six,
about six weeks, and that the
owner to him is unknown, to-wit:
One iron or blue gray mare
colt, about three years old, noi
mark or brand, except a scar
under the belly, which appea s:
to have been caused by treat
ment for charbon; colt is ratht r
small for apparent age.
H. L. Dunn.
My postoffice address is Glen
Sworn and subscribed to be-i
fore me on this the 13th day of
May 1916. R. R. Redditt,
Helps With the Lessons
At night when the children gather around
the sitting-room table studying their lessons for
the next day, the telephone often ring.. A little
neighbor a mile down the road wants help from
his school-mates. Children as well at grown-ups
get pleasure and profit from the farm telephone.
Do you know how little this service costs and how
valuable it is ?
See the nearest Bell Telephone Manager or
write for our free booklet. A postal will do.
FARMElS' LMN DEPARTMENT
and Telegraph Company
I P, AATD A.
BOX 30, ALEXANDRIA, LA.
WE WRITE ALL KINDS
Fire, Tornado, Rent, Liability, Accident,
Health, Burglary, Steam Boiler, Plate Glass
We Write Automobile Insurance
FIRE-From any cause whatsoever. THIEVES-and
the bepredation they may commit under certain con
ditions. COLLISIONS-and the repair bills of same
We also insure farm property, against loss
by tire, such as Dwellings, Barns, Feed
stuffs, Vehicles, Horses, Fences, Garages,
Tenant Houses, : : Ask about these
We represent the largest Insurance compa
nies. They pay losses without discount.
There is none so good, and the best is what
you want. Write today for full particulars.
We will call at your place of business or
residence for a personal interview : :
REDDITT'S INSURANCE AGENCY
or ."n Buildi' Columbia, Louisiana.
Under Columbia Spires
Sunday School at the usual
Prayer meetings; Methodist on
Wednesday nights; Baptist on
Regular services at the Metho
dist Church Sunday morning and
We regretour inability to here
publish an extended notice of
the "Mother's Day" service at
the Methodist Church. Unfor
'tunately, for him, the editor was
unable to attend and has not a
copy of the program.
The public are hereby notified
not to trespass in any manner
whatever upon my property de
scribed as follows, n half of sw
quarter, nw quarter of se quartr
and all of the ne quarter of se
quarter, Sec. 12, Tp. 12, N R 3
E, containing about 125 acres
and commonly known as the
Sizemore tract, as the same is
J. C. Pierce
Grayson, La., 5-17-16. 24-6t
For Sale or Trade
House and 40 acres of land in
Winn Parish, 6 acres opened.
Will sell at a bargain or trade
for a car. For particulars call,
or write the Watchman. 24-tf