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Oflicial Journal of Washington Parish and the Town of Franklinton.
I it I • IlK WASHI NGTO1N14 I.XN R l mi mna mI"1t1mn& lnnDmINl• i
Thirty-Eight Convicted of
Dynamite Conspiracy.
Indianapolis, Dec. 28.--The
United States government, with
stern and decisive swiftness, to
day took into its possession
thirty-eight union labor officials,
convicted of conspiracy of pro
moting explosions on non-union
work throughout the land, of
aiding in the destruction which
brought loss of life at jLos Ange
les, Cal., and of carrying on a
"reign of terror" declared to be
unparalleled in the history of the
Almost the entire executive
staff of the International Associ
ation of Bridge and Structural
Iron,Workers were acqnvicted.
Only two officials of the union
now remain out of jail. At the
head of the list of those convict
ed stands Frank M. Ryan, the
It was of this union, with 12,
000 members, that John J. Mc
Narmara was secretary-treas
urer, while he conducted. the
dynamitings, out of which the
present convictions grew. To
day's convictions, coming on a
scale unprecedented in a Federal
court, were an aftermath of the
killing of twenty-one persons in
the blowing up of the Los Ange
les Times building on Oct. 1,
1910. McNamara and his broth
er, James B., the Times dyna
miter, are convicts in California;
Ryan and his fellow officials,
former associates of McNamara,
* are Federal prisoners here await
ing senience.
Herbert S. Hockin, who re
signed as secretary of the union
only a few weeks ago, and who
Was branded as the "Iago of the
conspiracy" in having helped to
instigate the plot and employing
Ortie E: McManigal to carry
them out, while afterward "be
traying his fellow-congpirators"
to promote his own interests,
stands among the most promi
nent of those convicted. He fig
urod almost daily in the testi
Sixteen minutes was all the
time required by the court to
receive the jury, read its verdict
of "thirty-eight guilty and two
not guilty" and dismiss the
That verdict brought to an end
the historic three months' "dy
namite conspiracy" trial. It
meant. except in the cases of
Herman G. Seiffert, Milwaukee,
and Daniel Buckley, Davenport,
In., who were the two men out
Sof forty to be adjusted not guilty,
tbht the governnient's charges
about dynamite plots extending
over six years hadbeen sustained,
SItmeant' that thirty wives,
many of whom, with their child
ren, patiantly had sat through
the lon, drawn-out ordeal, ~"at
last were to be separated from
:~their husbands.
Slmportant details yet remain
in consequence of the verdicts,
Royallne Totter Ointment will stop
that Itobing or your money back. 00.,
Thm follwilug notes. owned by
KMm. OourbWey Welh, wife of A. L.
Weloh. have bee paid byBB. I. Magee
and delivered tobethe ad. I. Mape,
almve beeR lt.  ist note for W0O,
wnaable December 1, 1909, with In
iereut at the rate of seven per cent
o6tumLt.rlI and note No. 9, for
$8o0, pu bee. 1, 1910 with seven
.S~llRtse being dated 20th day oj
S-t 1100, and paraphed "Neo Van
e . t+ of.even date therewith, by M.
·I. Yaniao, notary puoiio, to identify
:ame With the nae of sale with yen
doit's len sad privllege retanled, said
si belng passed before said notary
9*0 .i recorded In mortage book
*01 5, 9f the of records oi
ataqngston parieh, La., and the pu9h.
iwr n,..ol. ed against negotiating tr
Siahove notes, same-. having be
l. itllp, and this notice is given
I Tthepurpose of oancelling the
mon. the records of said paIM
S JMrs. Courtney Welch.
80-4 . 5 & Ia.egeO.
of Dr. Aswell Slaps at Near
ie Little Rock, Ark.. Dec. 27
h Declaring that the United
- States was on the verge of the
n semi-peonage system practiced
;, in England among the land own
ers, Congressman-elect J. B. As
n well, of the Eighth Congressional
f District of Louisiana, of Natchib
h toshes, to- night addressed the
Arkansas State Teachers Auoci.
a ation, in convention here. He
e was emphatic in his statements,
e speaking on the "Country Life
and Its Product." He was elo
e quent and was warmly received.
"There is danger ahead," said
LI Dr. AswelL America is tending
toward the English system. It
a will require a generation to check
e the tendency. The gospel of
small ownership, the evils of the
e tenant system, and the curse of
society of the large land owner,
should be the teachings of every
country school.
"To meet the situation sue.
e cessfully, you and 1 must help
e lead more people to make the
farm a permanent home not by
telling the boy that the coun
try is a place of ease and luanry,
of beauty and enchantments, of
love and romance, but by frank
ly teaching that it is a place of
serious, earnest, difficult work
and a place of rare opportunity
and privillege. Give the boy
sanitary surroundings a tele
phone, good roads, rural mail
service, and through the wschool
habit of work and the earning
power to make a comfortable
living and he will choose his own
place to live."
He stated that in the welding
of the character of the man in
the public schools, the question
should be taken into considera
tion that the boy may desire to
live any place, and therefore he
should be equipped to prosper
anywhere-in the largest city or
the smallest hamlet.
"Not back to the country, but
forward to the country," he
shouted, and continuing, he stat
ed that the South was the logical
place for the young men to settle.
He declared that a careful sur
vey of the North and its condi.
tions emphasized this, in as much
as the banks charged too high
interest; the conditions were
generally unfavorable to the be
ginner in the country.
"The usefulness of a man is
limited to the extent and quality
of his training,"he said at the
outset of his address. "Educa.
tion measures the effort, the pro*
ductiveness and tbe consuming
power of a man. It must folloir
therefore, that all the people of
, the commonwealth are vitally
-concerned in the ednucation of
Severy individual, whether he live
Sin the city or in the country.
"The tret product of thefarm
then, comes not from the com
i bined efforts of civilisiaton; di"
rected and cemented by the wise
teachers of of the country.\.
"1 believe in good roads, aided
*by the Federal governmeant I
be!~e in corn sad Qoton .d
Srice and cane, in epotaitoes ad
peas and cabbage and peahts,
but Ibelieve in men-men from
the frei and milli, the utulhua o
of whste environments in.a yotth
has gi en them control. not ly
of tblu*5, but inmeC.l Give tte
boy o~tthe farm skill in doil
the *p t hand, give him heoit"
and ~pose, inspire him ty
Sserve, nyou need not wory.
about 1¶s making a living."
for tme voles Keep It
ago. Money bhuh if a0t
r School Rules.
We give below a copy of rules
- and regulations adopted by the
d St. Tammany Parish School
a Board for the discipline of the
I teachers in graded and high
" schools. We believe that our
I own School Board would do well
Ito pass siailiar rules. In our
". high school here in town there
e has been friction because some
. of the teachers failed to under.
i stand their duties under a prin
, cipal. The principal is what the
Snapes implies, the head of the
school and eveev teacher under
,a princpal should thoroughly
I understand this, and unless they
r do, cooperation is impossible.
0 The following duties of teach
C ere in graded and high schools
, were adopted by the Parish
I School Board, July 6. 1912:
I 1. Teachers shall co-operate
, with the principal and each other
r for the general welfare of the
school, and a lack of co-operation
shall be deemed a neglect of duty
Iand shall be considered a suffici
ent cause for suspension or re
2, Teachers must be in their
rooms at least twenty minutes
before opening of the school and
shall record their names in rota
tion, with time of arrival in the
principai's office.
8. They shall be held respon
salble for the discipline and neat
nessof their respective rooms,
land for the care of the school
room furniture.
4. Each and every teacher
shall keep record books, make
=report uand furnish specimen
work of the pupils,a the time
in the manner prescribed by the
parish superintendent and the
5. It shall be :the duty of all
teachers tq attend all meetings
called by the principal" and par
lsh superintendent, and to per
form punctually the duties -as.
signed them. i
6, No teacher shall be allowed n
to dismiss his or her school or
absent himself or herself from
school, or to employ a substitute
without the consent of the prin.
cipal:or superintendent.
7. Teachers may detain pu. 1
pile after school for idleness,
failure in recitations or miscon
duot, but sueh detention shall not
exceed one bourin the afternoon.
8. Teahers shall not excuse
ipupils from any regular or spec.
'lil duty, nor excuse them from
sohool without the consent of the
9. Teachers sbhall not admit a'
pupil to grade without being so1
.direpted by the principal.
10.; No teacher shall assume
Ithe responsibilitg y of examining
I apy pupil for the purpose of a
change of grade,'without knowl
edge or oonsent of the principal.
11 I all qases of discipline,
Seachers are to avoid 'corporal
Spunishment if possible, and in no
Sease shall It be given without the
soeolsl permiusion of the princ
BElmer B, Byon,
,uadrieds offarelle
S Settle on Cut-Over Lands.
Aeoording tio a statemejnt giv
rn oaut b  . H. MoNie, land com.
m insioner of the Broolc Scanlon
Comnpao of Keatwood, La., who
Swas ia New Orlacs Monday on
basiness, his company has just
(b d 10.000 acres of cut over land
to families in different parts of
ibhe country. These families are
now beginning to onre In and
:ettle on their new. bhoaiest s.
itnof then saivetop Bat
uta, and each train coming in
t *1 bring others.
smae time the
Scanlon Company has been per. 4
fecting a plan to dispose of their *
cut-over lands in small tracts, in I
order that the country around
Kentwood could be settled up 1
and developed by industrious i
farmers. This hps now been i
realized and several hundred i
people will shortly be clearing
the lands and preparing for
spring crops.
Special care has been used in
making the sales to get men who
wonld develop the lands system
atically and along profitable lines.
said Mr. McNie. in commenting
on the results of the company's
efforts: "We feel that we have
the right class of families, and .
that before long the cut-over
lands, which have been lying
idle for so long, will be bloom
ing with rich harvests.
Hammon Girl Killed by Train
Hammond, La, Dec. 2-:-Miss
Sara Bowers, beautiful daughter
of a wealthy tie contractor, was
killed instantly this afternoon,
when a freight train ran into a
buggy in which she was driving
and her escort, Leon Glover of
Omaha, Neb. was seriously if not
fatally injured.
Miss Bowers and Mr. Glover,
who is employedat Jackson,Miss. I
and was visiting the Bowers for 1
the holidays, drove from the
girl's home in the southern part
of town to the railroad track. A .
southbound freight train was
passing on one track, and they =
waited for it to go by. Then
they drove across, not noticing
that a northbound train was
coming on the other track. The
hprse shied and started up the
track ahead of the train. but the
ilocomotive crashed into the bug
gIy, breaking it into pieces and
thrwina the girl and man out.
Sisa Bowers' skullwas crush
ed and her right hrm was cut off.
Glover's arm wasbroken in two
places and his back was injured.
He was unconscious when picked
up and remained in that state
until 7 o'clock to-night. It is
not known whether he suffered
internal injuries or not.
Miss Bowers was twenty years
old. Her father who is very
prominent, and her mother, a
sister, I orinne, and a brother,
Norman, survive.
{ Calcasieu Sulpher Richer than
Bston Rouge. La. Dec. 27.
The Union Sulpher Company, of
Calcasieu Porish, will pay to the
state as its first quarterly tax on
the sulphur mine, under the
terms of the new act taxing nat
ural resources, a license of $10,
According to this estimate,
the company will pay to the state
under the terms of Act 109, of
1912, $80,000 a year.
The first quarter, ending Sept.
30, covers only a month and a
half from the date the act went
into effect to the last of Septem.
ber, and according to the sworn
figures of the output of the mines
substituted to the state auditor,
the total product of the mine for
this period was two million dol
lars' worth of sulphur, which upn
der the terms of the 1912 act,
will yield the state a revenue of
This tax will be paid to the
sheriff of Calcasieu Parish, and
by him transmitted to the state
audi.ar. It is in addition to the
property tax, based on an asses
ment of ten million dollars which
the company has also to pay.
For Headache, Iad~leo Conatl
pation, Biliouases t and cheap
est. in box to latsbout one month,
16c. Money, basic satisfactory.
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