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U iti ial (Organ of Caldwell Parish Schooll
Board and Town of Columbia.
Official Journal of Caldwell Parish.
\We are authorized to announce
F. E. Jones, of LaSalle
as a candidate for the office of
.l1Idg' of the Thirtieth Judicial
I tistrict, composed of the parish
es i' f Caldwell and LaSalle, sub
i.ect to the action of the Demo
We are authorized to announce
S. L. Richey
as a candidate for the office of
,udze of the Thirtieth Judicial
!)idtrict, subject to the action of
the democratic voters of the said
Proceedings of the Police Jury
('olumbia, Caldwell Parish, La.,
July 10th, 1916.
The Police Jury met this day
pursuant to adjournmet, with all
The minutes of the last meet
ing, July 3. 1916, were read, and
after correcting that portion of
the minutes relative to construct
ing three bridges across Black
Bayou in Ward ten (10), so as to
make them read: "Two bridges
across sloughs emptying into
Black Bayou, in ward 10", they
were, on motion duly seconded
and carried, adopted.
The . Committee appointed at
the last meeting of the Police
Jury, to determine the advisabil
ity of building bridges across the
sloughs herein above mentioned,
made its report, and, on motion
of Mr. J. W. James, seconded by
for the construction of two earth
ern dumps across sloughs lead
ing into .Black Bayou in ward
ten, to-wit: G .C. Otwell, P. F.
Claunch, and J. W. James. Car
On motion, duly seconded and
carried, the President appointed
P. F. Claunch, J. A. Mayes, and
G. C. Otwell as a Committee to
advertise for bids for construct
ing an earthern dump on the
Kelley and Castor road.
A petition from citizens of
Ward or Road District No. 3,
requesting the Police Jury to re
peal the Ordinance adoptod July
3, relative to submitting the pro
position to vote a four-mills tax
in said Ward or Road District
No.3 for the purpose of constuct
ing and maintaining public roads,
was read, and, after full disdus
sion by several of the citizens of
the said ward 3,and Mr.Claunch,
member of the Poliec Jury from
said ward, the following Ordi
nance No.-...-- , was offered
by Mr. J. W. King, seconded by
Mr. F. I. Girod, and was unani
ORDINANCE No. 4-W
Whereas, one-fourth of the
property-tax-payers of Ward or
Road District No.3 of the Parish
of Caldwell, elegible to vote in a
tax election in said ward, have
petitioned this body to order an
election in the said Ward to de
PROPOSITION of levying a
five-mill tax for a period of five
years in said ward, beginning
with the year 1916, to construct
and maintain public roads in said
ward, or Road District three and
one-half mills of said tax to be
for the purpose of incurring in
debtedness and issuing bonde,
which shall not bear interest
greater than five per cent. per
annum, the proceeds of said bonds
to be used exclusively for the
purpose of constfucting public
roads in said ward or Road Dis
WEREAS, aside from said
petition, it is the voluntary will
of this body to call the election
hereinafter provided for, and
WHEREAS, Article 281 of thle
Constitution of 1913, and Act 256
of the Legislature of 1910, as
amended by Act 218 of 1912, and
Act 185 of 1914, declares the
Police Jury to be the governing
authority of the Parish, through
which such ward or Road Dis
trict may incur debt and issue
inegotionable bonds for such pur
poses, when so authorized at an
election held in the said Ward or
Road District, and
WHEREAS, the assessed val
uation of the property in said
ward or Road I)istrict amounts
to $218.470, and there exist no
bonded indebtedness, and
\WHEREAS, the special tax
necessary to be annually levied
to extinguish the proposed in
debtedness will approximate five
mills, which, added to the exist
ing splecial taxes annually levied
under Article 218 of the Consti
tution of 1898 and 1913 to ex
tinguish indebtedness incurred
under said articles would not
exceed the Constitutional limit of
ten mills on the dollar of the as
sessed valuation of the property
of said ward or Road District No.
3, of the Parish of Caldwell,
Louisiana, now, therefore,
Sec. 1. BE IT ORDAINED by
the Police Jury of the Parish of
Caldwell, in lawful session con
vened, that an election shall be,
and is hereby called to be held
in the said ward or Road District
No. 3, Parish of Caldwell, on
Tuesday, the 29th day of August,
1916, at which election the ma
jority of the property tax-payers
of the said ward or Road District
No. 3, of the Parish of Caldwell,
in nnmber and amount, elegible
to vote, and voting, shall deter
mine the proposition to incur
debt and issue bonds of the said
ward or Road District No. 3,
Parish of Caldwell, to the amount
of $3000.00, to run for a period
of five years, bearing interest at
the rate of five per cent per an
thus derived to be use
purpose of constructing and
maintaining public roads in said
ward or Road District No. 3.
Sec. 2. BE IT FURTHER
ORDAINED, etc., that the bal
lot boxes, the neossary blanks,
and other necessary parapher
nalia shall be provided by the
Clerk of the Police Jury, and
shall cause to be printed ballots
for the use in the said election,
in the fsllowing form, to-wit:
Proposition to incur debt
and issue bonds of Ward or I
Road District No. 3, Parish Yes
of Caldwell, to the amount
of-.......__. .. to run for
five (5) years, bearing in_
terest at the rate of five
per cent per annum, pay
able annually, for the pur
pose of constructing and N0
maintaining public roads in
said ward or road district
Signature of Voter.
NOTICE TO VOTERS: To vote
in favor of this proposition sub
mitted upon this ballot, place a
cross (X) mark in the square
after the word "YES"; to vote
against it, place a similar mark
after the word "NO".
Sec. 3. BE IT FURTHER OR
DAINED, etc.,that the compen
sation, of the election commis
sioners at said election shall be
one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50)
per day, for three commissioners
to-wit: One commissioner for
three days, and two commis
sionnrs for one day each, and
said election shall be held at
Kelly in said ward or road dis
trict, and by the officials here
named, each being a registered
voter, to-wit: R. G.Cruse, Hugh
McDaniel, Carey Claunch, Com
missioners and T.J. Dunn,Clerk.
Sec. 4.-BE IT FURTHER OR
DAINED, etc., that notice of
this election, containing the pro
position herein submitted to the
voters, shall be prepared and
signed by the President and clerk
of the Police Jury, and shall be
published by the Clerk in the
Official Journal by four weekly
insertions, the date of the first
insertion to be thirty days be
fore the date of the election.
The said notice shall further
recite that, on Monday, the 4t)
day of September, 1916, at 12
o'clock, M., the
ia saidParish of Cal
well, and there, in public session,
open the ballot boxes, examine
and count,the ballots, both as to
number and amount, and exam
ine and canvass the returns, and'
declare the result of said elec
tion, and promulgate the same.
Sec. 5-BE IT FURTHER OR
DAINED, etc., that all ordi
nances, or parts of ordinances in
conflict herewith be, and the
same are, hereby, repealed.
This ordinance shall take
effect from and after its adop
Adopted this July 10, 1916.
J. A. WARNER, Pres. P. J.
R.R.REDDITT,Clerk, protem P.J.
On moiion, duly seconded and
carried, the sum of ten dollars
($10) was ordered paid on tne
appropriation made for a flat
boat to be used at the public
ferry at Castor Landing.
On motion of G. C. Otwell,
seconded by P. F. Claunch, and
carried the following Committee,
to-wit: F. I. Girod, H. O.Hebert,
and Terry Brown, was appointed
to advertise for bids, and let the
contracts for the building of a
bridge or dump on the Hebert
Road,-all members voting "yea"
On motion of J. W. King, duly
seconded and carried, the Police
Juiy adjou'rned until one o'clock,
Police Jury convened pursu
ant to adjournment.
The Committee on Claims pro
ceeded to examine and approve
the claims presented for pay
Mr. J. A. Mayes ten'dered his
resignation as a member of the
finance Committee, which, .on
motion, duly seconded and car
ried, was accepted, and the Pres
ident appointed Mr. J. W. King
tV fill the vacancy on said Com
The Committee on Claims re
ferred to the Police Jury, setting
as a Committee of the Whole.the
claims of the Sheriff and Clerk
of Winn Parish for services
rendered in the case of the State
of Louisiana vs. D. D. Pool; also
the claims of Dr. I. B. May. as
expert witness, and Mr. Wallace,
Stenographer, and, on motion of
,. W. King, seconded by F. I.
r. May was returned for the
approval of the Judge of the 5th
On motion of P. F. Claunch,
seconded by F. I. Girod, and car
ried,the sum of One Htndred
Dollars was ordered paid the
Sheriff and Clerkl of Winn Par
ish, payable in prop')rtion to the
amount of each claim.
The Committee on finance
made its report, which, on mo
tion, duly seconded and tarried,
was adopted. (See repot.)
On motion of T. F. James,
seconded by J. WV. King, and
carried, lumber, not to exceed
three thousand five lhindred
(3500) feet is hereby appropriated
for the purpose of cross4aying
the eight mile slough on the Col
umbia and Winnstoro road, and
the President and Clerk of the
Police Jury are hereby authorzed
to issue wrrents in payment for
said lumber when delivered.
Mr. W. A. Brandin. Treasurer,
presented his bond as Parish
Treasueer, which, on motion,
duly seconded and carried, was
approved, and Mr. Brandin re
quested to have the same record
A petition from citizens of
Ward Two, asking that an elec
tion be held in said ward for the
purpose of taking the sense of
the said ward on the proposition
of levying a five-mills tax for a
period of five years, beginnig
with the year, 1916, for the pur
pose of constructing and main
taining public roads and bridges
in said ward, and, on motipn,
duly seconded and carried, Ordi
nance No. 5-W, ordering a speci
al election in ward or road dis.
trict No. 2 for the purpose of!
coT'streecting and maintaininig
public roads and bridges ir, said
ward or road dist;rict, was adopt.
Continued next week
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NOTICE OF REGiSTRATION
State of Louisiana, I O()tfice of Clerk of the (')urtI a;nd
Parish of Caldwell I ss ExOticio Registrar ,' Ve's.
Public notice is hereby given that in accordan~lc with the
provisions of Section 22 of Act :S of the Acts o, ti, State aet Lou
isiana for the year 1908, the registration books viii ble opeied for
one day only at each of the precincts within the parish alud on the
dates following, to-wit:
Ward No. 1 St. Albans----_ . \vedtncLsda, ,Jul.; 2i;th, 1916
.. " 8 Brown's Mill------ --. Thursday, .1uly 27th,
. 7 Fredericksburwg Iriday. Ji: 2ti, "
" 2 St. Peters ------_. .___Saturda.y 2l1i .th,' "
" ', 5 Fellowship- --- M----I1onday , ly 31st,
. 5 Vixen_- Tues!day-Au, 1st, "
" "9 Union ------- - W\Vednesday Au. 2,. "
" " 6 Sardis -------..... Thursday Augi. 3. '
" 10 Shiloh ....r.Ida Au:_,. 4th, "
" "4 Grayson.-----------Saturday Aug. 5th, "
" 4 Clarks . .---------- -.----- -Monday Aug. 7th,
" . 3 Kelly ------.. ----. Tuesday, Ag'. 8th, "
During the above dates the registration books will be closed
at the clerk's office. On August 9th the books will Ie opened at
the clerk's office and will remain open until and including Satur
day, Aug. 12, 1916 when they will be closed and remain closed un
til Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1916 on which date the book;s will be
open for the registry of all persons desiring to register ,lnd will
remain so opened until 30 days before the second primary election,
if such primary election becomes necessary.
Given under my hand and seal, officially, at Columbia. La.,
this July 18, 1916.
M. L. Mecom, Clerk and Ex-Oiiicio Registrar
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