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Local and Personal at Leesville
Announcement is made of the mar jiage of Miss Hazel Powels and Mr. Abram Allen, two popular young peo ple belonging to Leesville'» younger set They were married at the Methodist parsonage by the Reverend R. S. Hen ry, and now they »re spending their honeymoon at Port Arthur, Tex. « * * « Mrs. W. E. Beasley has returned to her home in Leesville from a prolonged visit to members of her family residing in Gulport and Biloxi, Miss.; Mr. J. C. Watson of DeRidder has accepted a po sition in one of the larger hardware stores here; Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Leach have gone to Shreveport, where they are to locate permanently; Mr. Louis L. McAlpin was in Leesville last week on a visit ta his mother; T. H. Toombs of Rustin, La. has returned to that place after having visited friends and relatives in Leesville; Miss Dixie Hill t t , t i I 1 i J of Tyïer, Texas., who attended the wed ding of her brother Koy, in this city, has returned to Tyler; Mrs. Dr. bmart of Ragley, La is here on a visit to her sister, Mrs. Almon Hieb; Mr ü. W. Howard who spent several days in White Sulphur, La., has returned to his home m this city; Mrs D. A. Hayslip has returned to Leesville from a visit to relatives and friends an Temple, Tex.; Mr. David Forber of Houston, Tex. has been visiting his father, Mr. I. T. Forbes in Leesville; Miss Jewel Addison of Essa, La. is visiting her friend. Miss Ruth Stedman; Miss Fan nie Cudd has left Leesville to accept the position as principal of the school in Almadane; Mr. W. I. Phillips has re turned from his vacation, which he spent in Mansfield, Houston and Port Arthur. * * ¥ * Marriage licenses were obtained 'his week in Leesville by Mr. William Ross of Leesville ai.d iviis? Mary Strine<- r of Anacoco; Mr. Alvie Carlock and Miss Dellie Burns, both of Leesville; Mr. J. G. Grantham of Leesville and Miss Callie Mae Yarborough of Ful lerton; Mr. Charles Ketter and Miss Doing hard work in a bent or stoop ing position puts a stitch in the back that is painful. If the muscles have »become strained, you can't get rid of it without help. The great penetrating V powo- of BALLARD'S SNOW UNI MENT will appeal to you most strong ly at such times, becaue it is the very thing you need. Sold by all druggists. V W: Read the Latest Developments in the Field of Co-operation in the Colony News and Co-operator Published each month at Newllano' Colony. Dollar a Year. Subscribe and keep pace with co-operation. Colony Publications Leesville, Louisiana Estelle Wcatherspoon, Both of Leer Velle; Mr. C. S. Sims of Leesville and Miss Sadie Smith of Slagle; Mr. W. B. King and Miss Velma H®mvn°nd, both of Slagle; Mr. William Jesse Davis and Miss Doris Mar.'« Scot, both of Fullerton; Mr. Mopzi Breemfield and Miss Willie Mae Hays, both of Lanco; Mr. Na'han Going of Anacoco and Miss Laura Williams of Hornbeck. * * * * At the Hotel Leesville were registered this week; M;ss Mary Hancock of Rus tin ; W. S. Hess, L. E. Kerwin, W. S. Stillman, Ç. P. Smith, 0. W. Murphy, E.' C. Houston, Miss Dorothy Dyer, Mrs. Clyde Owens, W. E. Randall, and Roy A Barlow of New Orleans; T. B Harris, E. T. Rogers, of Alexandria; J. B. Enis and V. L. Blake of Beau mont; J. W. Sheridan of Milwaukee Wis.; E. M. Meyers, 0. H. Noble, A. ,E. Garrison, Sam J. MeyerS, G. Eibo I rey> W w Ke „ ey £ E ßaugh j R : 'White, V. A. Bracken, H. Casserta, H. f jj Ç on g er [) j J annerj A. Walton, J. ; g Hallowell, Virgil Todd, Geo. W. 1 i j ordan D 0 . McClure, N. N. Wicker, p j A „ an of Q Mo ; £ L p atterson and wife of Kirthwood; Stree , Rus$e || of Frankfort, Ky.; F. L Smith and M. F. Wills, of Chicago; F. S. Hereford, Sam C. Crocken, S. S. Allgood. Henry H. McCain, and Mrs. Lora S. LaMance, of Lake Charles; R. IF YOU VALUE YOUR DIGESTION— YOU WILL EAT— * Dixie Pride Bread IT IS MADE IN THE LLANO COLONY BAKERY SWEET AND CLEAN We make this bread for ourselves, and only the best is good enough for lis. ¥ Wholesale trade solicited. Phone 176 SNOWFLAKE BAKERY Leesville, La. L. Curran, Leo Stein, T. G. Askew, and J. E. Reid, of St. Louis, Mo.; L. S. Hasting* and Jack Hamilton of Mon roe; A. W. Cook, of DeRidder; W. A. Bailie, of Philadelphia, Pa.; Sam Teax man, of Memphis, Tenn.; Geo. R. Reg ister and G. H. Bourg, of Fullerton; W. D. Heerants, of Little Rock, Ark.; Thomas C. Wingate, of Peason; H. C. Armington, of Pickering; W. J. San ders, of Merryville; A. P. Perkins, of Homer; 0. A. Cowgill, of Mansfield; L. E. Napier and P. F. Beddo, of Dal las; 0. J. Webb, of Haslam, Tex. ; W. W. Bland, Jack Hebel, and J. D. Ad ams of Houston; Ben Martin, of New York City; Reve Cooper and W. C. Edwards, of Leesville. DERIDDER NOT PLEASED WITH CENSUS FIGURES The City Council of DeRidder held a special meeting on Tuesday evening of this week for the purpose of consid ering the proposition to have a munic ipal census taken of the City of De Ridder which they unanimously decid ed to do. This action was taken be „ __ cause of the dissatisfaction occasioned by the announcement of the federal census, which gave DeRidder a popu elation of only 3535. After the Feder , . r 1 1 • i al census is found to be incorrect, and , . iii 1 . •. • .1 there is 110 doubt but that it is, the city will petition the government for a recount. Visit your Parish Fair in October. You will learn something of value. POPULATION GROWS FAST; SHOWS GOOD HEALTH Nearly twice as many births as deaths were reported from Leesville, by Miss Ada A. Smart, our local Reg istrar of Vital Statistics, to the Louis iana State Board of Health, for the second quiyter of 1920, the number of birth cirtificates issued by Miss Smart being 19, while the number of deaths was ten, the oldest among the deceas ed having reached ripe old age of 85 years, the next oldest being 69, then one of 30, one of 26, and one of 21 years of age, while the remainder were children below the age of six years. Among the babies born were two colored one- and one Mexican. These figures 50 to show that Leesviile it. a pretty l.cal'hy spot in the St;' te of Louisiana, BOX SUPPER TO AID SCHOOL PLAYGROUND To provide for a playground equip ment, the teachers and pupils of the Grannis School, of which Mr. L. R. Wood is the Principal, have made ar rangements for a box supper, to be held on Friday evening, September I 7, the proceeds being expected to be suf ficient to purchase up-to-date appara . , • • ,.1 tus as they nave it in other progressive tu ui:_ „„j schools. The public in general and the parents of the children attending the Grannis School in particular, are invited to partake of the happy func tion. STATE FAIR RACE MEET WILL DRAW MANY HORSES Purses Aggregating $7,200 Are Hung Up, With Additional Contests Planned. An abundant offering of horse race« is on the program for the State Fair of Louisiana, October 28 to November 7,i inclusive. The Fair will run eleven days. Purses totaling $7,200 have been hung up for the meet, which' is far more than ever before listed. The management is planning to add sev eral special $1,000 derby events. There will be both harness and run ning events each day of the meet, which will be held on the following days; October 28 and 29, and Novem ber 1 to 5, inclusive. The finest racing card ever seen on the State Fair track is looked for. The prizes are the most tempting ever of fered, and the track, a mile circuit, is to be put in tip-top shape, with splen did accommodations for the numerous horses that are expected to be at tracted to Shreveport. George R. King, of Indianapolis, one of the best known race officials will be superintendent. Judging by the money offered, and the interest that is being taken in the meet, visitors to the Stats Fair this year may safely expect the best lot of racing ever seen on the track at Shreveport. For further information, write to W. R. Hirsch, secretary, Shreveport, La. BOYS AND GIRLS-WILL COMPETE AT BIG FAIR With approximately $3,000 in cash premiums to be awarded and a strong spirit of rivalry existing among the youthful farinera of Louisiana, the ex hibits by the Boys' and Girls' Clubs are going to be among the most inter esting features at the State Fair, Oc tober 28 to November 7, inclusive. The competition this year is expected to be the liveliest ever noted in connec tion with the State Fair, owing to the steady extension of the club work and the natural rivalry that has developed among different clubs and sections. The exhibits of the juveniles will open the eyes of visitors to wonderful progress the boys and girls are mak ing in farming activities by using the improved methods that are taught them. In numerous cases the club members show much better results than do their elders, owing to the failure of the latter to break awmy entirely from the old methods of plant ing, cultivating, fete. That this is true, will be demonstrated in some of *the contests at the Fair in which boys' and girls' entries will compete against those of adults. In the junior extensipn booths there will be numerous exhibits by the Corn Clubs, Pig Clubs, Poultry Clubs, Cot ton Clubs, Potato Clubs, Dairy Clubs, Home Economics and Demonstration Clubs and in the Agricultural High Schools. Every branch of the Junior Extension Department will be well represented. The Dairy and Sweet Potato Clubs have been addeu since last year. * W. C. Abbott, state agent in charge of Junior Extension work, will be su perintendent of this important depart ment. For catalog and further Information, write to W. R. Hirsch, secretary, Shreveport. La. If you feel "blue," "No account," lazy, you need a good cleaning out. HEREÛNE is the right thing for that purpose. It stimulates the liver, tones up the stomach, and purifies the bow els. For sale by all druggists. Adv. Oil i SALE OF SCHOOL LANDS A88ISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL 8AY8 PARISH TREASURER 18 ONE TO ACT. SALE MUST BE AUTHORIZED Sale If Authorized Must Be Made by Parish Treasurer—Sale To Be Conducted According to Requirements. Baton Rouge.—In answer to ques tions of Superintendent Harris of the State Department of Education re garding the sale of Sixteenth Section school lands or the sale of the timber and mineral rights on such lands As sistant Attorney General L. E. Hall sent a letter to Superintendent Harris which says: "In your letter of the 23rd instant you ask to be informed what pro ceedings are necessary to effect a sale of Sixteenth Section school lands or of the tlinbe? or mineral rights on such lands, what authority should conduct the necessary election, who should make the sale, and what com mission, if any, should be paid. "It is provided by Act No. 142 of 1913 as follows: " 'That parish school boards shall have authority to rent Sixteenth Sec tion lands, sell timber or lease mineral rights of same by revolution of the boards and without the authority of a vote" of the electors of the township in which the lands are located. All leases for the Sixteenth Section lands and sales of timber on Sixteenth Sections shall be executed by the superintend ent and treasurer of the parish school board. The leases of mineral rights of Sixteenth Section lands and the Six teenth Section lands shall be executed by hté parish treasurer of the parish in which the Sixteenth Section lands are located. AH elections to authorize the sale of Sixteenth Section lands shall be conducted by the parish school boards. All funds realized from these sources shall be placed to the credit of the current school fund of the parish in which the Sixteenthone-half Section lands are located.' . "Sixteenth Section scnool lands can not be sold unless the sale has been authorized by a vote of the inhabitants of the township in which the lands are situated. Section 2958 of the Re vised Statutes provided that the elec tion should be ordered and conducted by the treasurer of the parish in the manner prescribed by the section, whereas the act quoted above provides that the election shall be conducted by the parish school board. It fol lows that an election to authorize the sale of Sixteenth Section school lands shall be ordered and conducted by the parish school board in accordance with the requirements of Section 2958 of the Revised Statutes. "It is provided also by the act re ferred to that the sale, if authorized, shall be made by the parish treasurer, the manner in which he shall proceed and the terms and conditions of the sale being prescribed by SecUon 2960 of the Revised Statutes, which in all respects must be observed by him. TOLD IN A ÏTTW LINES. Natchitoches, Cotton, which is opening very rapidly is about two weeks earlier than in 1919. Natchi- ^ toches lays claim to having raised the first bale of the 1920 crop in Louis iana. Tom Prudhomme reports hav ing ginned thirty-four bales of cotton to date of August 27 against six bales at the same date in 1919. Natchitoches. — Four consecutive days of hot dry weather have much encouraged farmers and caused cotton to begin opening rapidly. There is the usual exodus ot house servants for the cotton fields, trucks coming long distances to convey the pickers to and fro. Gins are ready for operation and a number of bales have been ginned but are not finding a ready market. Ruston.—Ruston has a new $200,000 corporation as a result of activities ou the part of the Ruston Chamber of Commerce. The new concern will be known as the Ruston Ice and Storage Company with David James as man ager, and he and T. L. James as the stockholders. Natchitoches.—Dr. J. B. Pratt, pres ident of the Parish Board of Health, has announced that charbon lias made its appearance near Cypress in parish. ' board of the Salvation Army when re Arcadia.—J- N. Lummus, one of the stockholders» of the Lummus Oil Com pany, has returned from Florida and will resume' oil activities in this sec tion, in the interest of his company. - Natchitoches,—Captain Gregory of Shreveport met with the local advisory ports"were submitted and J. A. Gan non, J. H. Keyser and L. E. Hudson, with J. T. Sandlln as alternate, were elected delegates to attend the meet ing of Salvation Army workers to be held in Shreveport September 10. Arcadia.—Arcadia received its first bale of new cotton Wednesday when Jim Baker, negro, brought in a bale to be ginned. The cotton was raised an the place of Dr. R. C. Ferguson. Oo'.fai.—The school was in session »-his week, revenues and expenditure!» of which 564,OtR) is arie n for white teachers, and $4.1 nogr otearhere. The amount of ia estimated as pay for den agents, which is supplemented like appropriations by the stale . parish, and the government. AH of the schools of the parish are to open September 15. The board let contracts to build and equip three ie* school», also a domestic science cottage ca pable of accommodating the pupils of tw' schools whjch are situated near each other. Arcadia.—An explosion of gasoline in one of the garages here caused a sudden conflagration which enveloped in flames the whole building, a small wooden frame house, and threatened to destroy it in a fe"w minutes. Before a wall of the building fell, however, the fire department had extinguished the blaze, leaving the building almost intact. It is not ascertained as yet how much loss was suffered. Two cars were destroyed in the garage— one, a Chandler car, belonging _ to L. M. Tooke; the other, a Paige, be longing to E. H. Fisher. The latter was covered by insurance, as was the garage. • ■ S Opelousas.—A p?rry of Opelousas business men on tT: .• way in a motor car to Washington, iri consist In? of' Gustave Tujaque, . Hais Julius Stander, 1 death when the 1 ove ron the Was!. accident res?.'ted . ding in a ditch a: control, when he ... right the machina. severely injured dbout the head and 1 also suffered a broken leg. He was taken ' to the Opelousas Sanitarium.. Mr. Stander suffered a contusion oft the forehead and Mr. Haas a slight; bruise about the face. Opelousas.—Superintendent A. P. Thornton of the American Petroleumi Oil and Drilling Company started drill ing an oil well near here last week and Opelousas people are predicting one of the greatest oil fields in the country. Geologists and practical oil men, in cluding Mr. Thornton, have expressed the * opinion that the field is an ex tremely promising one. The drilling contract calls for a depth of 3,0tio feet. at and .. . b-ii au effort Tujaque m and a sufficient amount of piping is al | ready on the ground for more than of that depth. ^ kVian r , was & c ^ sh inw j 1 ich bruises were suf fered by Mr Dunbar and also by his Opelousas.—After a period extend ing over some days the citizens of Opelousas were given light and water service last Wednesday under the su pervision of Mr. Aymond, who suc ceeded Mr. Burgess as superintendent of the light and water plant. Mr. Ay mond took charge and worked contin uously to re-establish service. He states that he found the plant in very bad shape, but he promises to the people of Opelousas his best efforts to keep Ibe service going until new ma chinery is installed. Plaquenilne.—The land dredge of the Huth Company has arrived at the front of Jack Miller's store in the Eighth Ward and will soon begin the construction of the new levee In that section. The dredge will go under some repairs before beginning work. This levee when completed will give protection to the Lake Long Drainage District in the winter months by keep ing the water from seeping through the old levee and Hooding the drain age district. Opelousas.—C. P. Duntoar, who has been at Orlando, Fla., for the pastl four months engaged In a business en-, terprise, became Involved in a contro-i versy with Perry Joiner, a young man of that place, last week, and the result opponent. Mr. Dunbar was arrested; but was released later from Imprison ment. Joiner, who was removed to the local sanitarium, is much improved. Natchitoches— J. Y. Sanders, Jr., spent several days here durmg the. past week in the interest of th™candi dacy for the United States sensfte of| his father, Congressman J. Y. San ders. The latter also visited the parish and addressed a large crowd of citizens at the court house. Natchitoches.—At the request of th# Natchitoches Equal Suffrage Club all bells In the city w^re rung and all whistles blown at noon to célébrât» the suffrage amendment victory. Plaquemine.—Chief of Police Hebert has given notice that he intends to enforce the law prohibiting girls or boys under the age of 15 years of driving automobiles. Colfax.— The new town council of Colfax is to be credited with soma fine street work. Eight streets have been nicely graded, and the ditches and gutters have been cleaned. Arcadia.—"Clean-ap Day'' was ob served in Arcadia Wednesday as a re sult of which the town presents a very much improved appearance. St. Martinville.—There will be < meeting of members of the Soutï Rice Growers' Association of h i Teche district in their office at erette, for election of a direct the season of 1920-2 There \ j several questions of importance i rice industry discussed at th ing. Plaquemine.—Sam Poll: - ", merchant of this town, ht. ' % pointed a member of the j sioners, in place of Lyma: who has resigned.