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Ofticial Journal of Washington Parish and the Towi of Franklinton. VOLUME 7. '; EWCýp EitU, ,rnJ:,uiiLD 9O FRANKLINTON, LA., THURSDAY, DECEMB R 14, 1916. NLBER 38. -% M1I'E~(I ...lEU MA~.~II 111 Pay Your Poll Tax. Louisiana in 1918 will el .ct a United States Senator, succes sor to the Hon. Joseph E. Rans. dell. It will also choose a full delegation of eight to Congress. These promise to be important elections. There mny .be others in that year which cannot now be foreseen. No man who falls to pay his poll tat between now and Dec. 31 will be able to pnrticipate in these electiens. Only those who have receipts for 1916 and 1917 will possess the qualifications to vote. This is a strong political rea. son why you ought not to over look the payment of your tax this month. New St. Tanmmany Road. The committee appointed by the police jury of Washington parish composed of J. C. Reeves, Edgar Waskom, W. H. Jenkins and R. H. Spring, reports more good roads for St, Tammanv parish. This committee was appointed by the police jury of Washington parish to meet the police jury of St. Tammany parish and ask that body to grade a road from the good road north of Folsom to rnu in a northwest direction to intersect the Penn good road of Washington parish. This road when completed by St. Tammany parish will not only be an outlet for the northwest corner of St, Tammany parish but also an out let for the southwestern portion of Washington parish and eastern e Tangipahoa parish. In other 9 words this short road when conm pleted, which was to be byMarch r the 1st, 1917, will mean a direct ( route between the three parish capitals. C 50.000 Farmers Ask For Loans 17 Times Size of New Banks. Washington, Dec. 7.-Cfficials a of the Farm Loan Board an- t nounced today that more than * 50000 farmers have applied for mortgage loans approximating $15&,000.000, or more than seven- s teen times the amount of money which will be immediately availa- C ble for loans on the oaganization t of the twelve Farm Loan Banks. ? Most of the applications have I come from the Sounth and West. I They continue to come in by the ¶ hundreds every day. I'olice .Jaiy Pr'oceedings. Franklinton, la., Dec. 4. Meeting was called to order by the President, all niembers pres ent except J. P. Starnes. Minutes were read and tp. proved. S. S. Thomas, report on cont of gradling the par, of Osyka road was that it would cast $50 a mile for three and one half miles if the stuiimps wore blown out. Report of committee to confer with St. Tammany Poiice Jury could not report until next meet ing. Report of President for the Finance Committee, was that the $5000 necessary for dipping vats could be arrar.ged for. M6tion by M. K. Pearoe, sec. onided by R. II. Spring, that the following budget for the year 1917 be approved and published: Bogalusa Judge ........8 600 Assessor .... .......... 2000 Coroner.. .. ..... 900 Demonstration Agent.... 300 Sheriff............... 500 Treasurer .............. 225 C. H. Janitor........... 300 Clerk P. J.............. 240 Police Jury....... ... 1200 Constable.... ... . ... 400 Justice of Peace........ 200 Stationery...... ...... 600 Feeding Prisoners .... 2500 Bridges ........... 50001 Incidentals .. ...... 000 Criminal Court ;....... .5000 ' Dipping of Cattle........ 5000 Total............. $26965 Carried. On motion by G. M. Tate, eec onded by M. K. Pearce, that Mr. Schilling be paid $20 to fix ferry and road from River road to con nection with St. Tamnmany road, Carried. On motion by J. R. Leslie, sec. onded by G. M. Tate, to instruct President of Finance committee I to get statement from Fiscal , Agent, showing standing Jan. 1, 3 1917, also to see that all interest 3 on balances from time Washing- 3 ton Bank & Trust Co. were made 3 Fiscal Agent has been credited. 3 Carried. 3 On motion by' M. K. Pearce, seconded by G. M. Tate, that Walter Green be authorized to ex. cept the lowest bid for building the bridges and.cnlverts on road No. 1, in the 5th ward. The lumber to tbe furnished by the Colonial Creosoting Company. The bids being as follows: T. T. Thigpen 700 running foot, W. W. Boyles 5Rc and J. II. Crain 40c. The paeish to furnish nails and drift bolts. Contractor to do the hauling from Irvin switch, carried. Owing to the resignation of Mr, McCabe there is a vacancy in the Auditing Committee and 0. M. Tute is ordered to fill vacancy. On motion by T. D. Foil, sec. onded by Louis Crain, that S. S. Thomas, be authorized to employ Mr. Booty to grade the Osyka road from Lawrence Creek brid ge to Chess James place on the Columbia road. Carried. On motion by R. H. Spring, seconded by Walter Green. that C. H. Smith be paid $7.50 for service as Constable provided same hias not been paid. Carried. On motion by U. M. Tate, see onded by R. H. Spring, that S. S. Thomas be authorized to have the road west of Railroad track near Cuninock be put on higher grounds to avoid the driving the length of thi creek provided he can get right of way donated. Carried On motion by S. S. Thomas. seconded by M. K. Pearce, that the voting place in 9th ward be changed from the old Burkhalter and Magee Mill to the old Stafford Mill on Dollar Road. Carried. On motion by T. B. Roberts, seconded by Louis Crain, that the bids for building dipping vats be rejected, arind that the dipping vat comumittee be instructed to re. ceive bids up to Dec. 15th. Bids be mailed to G. \1, Tate, Mt. Her mon, La., J. R. Leslie, Lee's Creek, Li., or Walter Green, Var. nado. La. The bidders to give bond for the completion of the work. There shall be about 45 sacks of cement used for each vat. Carried. On motion by R, H. Spring, seconded by M. K. Pearce, the following bills were allowed and ordered paid: invoice No. Amount 366 Burris Bros, mse for jl, I F $33.00 367 Thomson & Gelpi, dyna mite for roads, 8 R .......... 206.25 368 F LSanford, ser as P J, P J 10.40 369 Walter Green " " '" " 17.60 370 WA Glover, spl rd wk, wd5 1.50 371 GW Seal. " " " " 17.60 372 Ada Pitman " " " " 1.50 373 MC Crow " " " 16.25 374 Monroe Tullos " " 14.25 375 W M Givens "' " '2 5.25 276 " " new road " 2 6.25 377 Jno P. Hamilton " " ' 21.00 378 E L Magee, feeding pris.. 146.25 379 Marine Oil Co oils etc for wvir 9.08 380 Scott-Love Co " " 11.34 381 J E Bateman, sundry crim bills, I F..................2 00.90 382 Henry Delaughter, 8 cords wood I I?................... 20.00 383 Mrs Ellen Wood, feeding jurors, I F............... 42.00 384 Louis Crain, 3 days in spectiog roads 7th ward...... 9.00 385 Louis Crain, 2 days P J services and mileage........ 11.60 386 TDFoil,2daysPJs & m 6.80 387 TD Foil, 1 day ine rds 3 w 3.00 488 JR Leslie, 8 P J and mil 16.00 389 RH Spring " " 10.40 300 Hood Light Co, Nov lights 10.00 391 I B Robert4 2 dP Js & m 10.40 392 " 1 d ins roads. 3.00 393 WII Jenkins, 8rw let wd. 4.00 394 IT Myles, " " 6.60 395 Ambrose Myles " " 2,00 396 C W Johnson " " 1.00 397 L Sharp " " 1.00 398 WA Seale 4.i" c 1.00 399 C L Varnado br rep 1st w 1.00 400 Paul Morgan erw 1st wd 2,00 401 Poole & Sons, ourying pauper I F. ...... ....... 10.00 402 W E Banister Nov sal CPF 20.00 403 " stanips & phone 3.60 404 W H Pettitteconstable sal 6.25 405 GFWilliams,new r w7thw 229.25 406 M I Hennessy, Berfs J P.. 11.25 407 W J Seales r w ltward.. 60.88 408 Pearson & Shoemaker, lbr for culvert lstlward.......... 15.62 409 C A Smith constable sal.. 7.50 410 CJ Miller' e ' 8.30 411 Brooks-Scanlon Co frt on dynamite SR F............ 4.30 412 Times-Picayune, inserting dip vats notice in paper I F.. 1.80 413 J N Simmons, constable sal .5,0) 414 C Ellis Ott Nov salary... 560.0. 415 JR King constable sal Nov 25400 '16 E L Magee janitor ealary. 25. ?t EL Middleton nails br 4 ' :Sw 41 6 Mara M br for br Sh w4, j$,0 419 A Weaver 1 d Peters L br.. 1.25 420) J R Leslic 3 days hr work.. 9.00 421 J 11 Stillwater, hauling lbr for culvert Waller dump...... 7.53 422 FLSanford stamps & phone 3.91 423 W J Morrison, d v chem IF .68 424 Joyner & Sylvest Ibr for dip vats I F........... ...... 16.15 425 J V Rabb, salary Nov..... 25.00 426 Henry Thomas, feeding jurors I F........ ..... 7.65 427 G M Tate, P J service..... 13.105 428 S S Thomas P J services.. 12.00 429 " 3 days ins bridges 6.00 430 J W Warner, br wk, 8th w 62.25 431 " road " " 1.59 432 WV W Jenkins br " " 40,01 433 Wmn Thomas s r w "' 25.00 434 Al K Pearce, P J services 14.80 435 " " frt dynamite SRF 3.62 436 Dr JE Pearce, ex for insty 10.001) 437 J Vol Brock D A fees..... 150.00 438 JN~lagee reg r w 2w 5th w 230.80 439 " " " " 7th w 34.00 440 '' " " " '' 45.00 441 " " " " 4th w 17.50 142 " culvert work 7th w 5.45 443 " bridge work 5th w 26.25 444 " ditches 5th w 1.45 445 " fill 5th w 37.50 446 " reg w 2d w'g 8th w 210.00 447 " culv and fills 3rd w 105.60 448 " " " 3rd w 101.05 449 " " 5th w 33.45 450 Com'rs and clerks of elec Nov 7.............. ......... 180.00 1 On motion by R. H, Spring, t seconded by M. K. Pearce. the board adjourned to meet Janu ary 2, 1917. F. L. Sanford, President. W. E. Banister. Secretary. high Cost of Bad Roads. The road that connects your farm with the nearest town has 1 more to do with the cost of living,f doubtless, than you realize. Have you ever thought that every article you buy must be hauled c over the road; that your teams and vehicles or your automobile c must bear the '-wear and tear" caused by a rough road to sell farm products or to bring the ne. cessities from the town? The fact that your neighbor a must also pay the high cost of bad roads is all the better reaeon why you, he and the rest of the neighborhood should get together and improve the road to save some of this expense. What you and your neighbors lrose in haul ing farm products over bad roads would soon build a good road and give you quick and satisfactory service. How long can you afford such loss? And when shall the road be improved? Cotton Seed Sells for $62.20 Per Tou. Jackson, Miss., Dec 7.-The Missiesippi State Penitentiary re ports the sale of ten cars of cot ton seed for the record price of $63.20 per ton to Lewis & Co., at Edwards, Miss. Notice-Anyone hunting on my land or tearing down fences will bb prosecuted to the full ex t~if1dof the law. 2.. A. J. Seal. Partitien Sale.-No, 2780. Letha Hodge Vs, WWm. H. Hines, et al. Notice is hereby given that by vir tne of a commission of sale, issued out of the 25th Judicial District Court of Louisiana, in and for the above entitled cause and to me direct ed, I will.proceed to sell at Public auction to the last and highest bidder on Saturday, January 20, 1917 at the principal front door of the courthouse at Franklinton, La., be tween the legal sale hours' for judicial sales, the following described proper ty, being and situated in Washington Parish, towit: Northeast quarter (ne4) in section two (2) in tewnahip two (2), south, Range twelve (12) east, St. Helena Meridian. * -To be sold for the purpose of effect ing a. partition, Terms of Sale. -Cash without ap praisement. *This the 14th day of December, gJg Sv&tOrisU, 8hkWW, BRISCOE 4-24 $625.00 F. O. B. Jackson, Michigan. ioe , , YO The Car With the Half-Million Dollar Motor. Equipment-Two electric headlights with dimmers; storage battery; electric tail light license bracket; electric horn; one man top with envelope and adjustable storm curtains; top holder; tilted eye-saver wind-sbield; speedometer; spare tire carrier with extra demountable rim; oil gauge; gasoline gauge; ammeter; pump; jack; special set of tools. Price-Five passenger touring car, $625. Four passenger roadster, $625, f. o. b. Jackson, Michigan; $675 f. o. b. Franklinton, LoWTAtana. W..N. PATRICK, Agent Covington, Louisiana.. 9eneral %X'ews Jferns loA glrief The Asquith ministry was overthrown and D)avid Lloyd George, assisted by A. Bonar Law, undertook the formation of a new British cabinet. Villa evacuated the remaining eities recently captured by him in the state of Chihuahua. Berlin officially reported the capt ure of Bucharest and Ploechti an important railway junction 3ti miles northwest of the Rumanian capital. Various reforms were suggest ed by W. J. Bryan at a Demo eratic dinner given in his honor in Washington. It seemed practically certain that the National Rivers and Har bors Congress will recommend the creation of a national water way commission. A lecture by Bishop Sheppard was a feature of. the opening of the Gulf Conference of the Meth odist Episcopal Church at De Ridder, La. Because of the car shortage the Louisiana Railroad Commis sion adopted the samne;demurrage schedule as made by the nluter state Commerce Commission. Captain Joseph T. Janes, cap italist and railwaylpresident, and founder of Gulfport, died in Buf falo, N. Y. The steamship John Lambert, owned in America, was shelled and sunk without warning, ac cording to statements made by officers. Henry G. Hester was re-elected secretary of the New Cotton Ex change for the forty-seventh con secutive time. The British steamship brought to New Orleans the crew of the bark Sar;, found sinking in mid ocean and rescued by great dar ing. Govei iment agents found re cent high prices to be due, at Ir ist in part. to criminal manipu !ati' n. T Boyd Watkins, a young lawyer, commiitted suicide in New Orleans. The Geaman acceptance of re sponsibility for the sinking of the liner Arabia brought the sub marine issue to the most serious phase since the Sussex case. Reports of the murder of more foreigners, including Amtericans, by Villa bandits were received at El Paso, Major E. C. Clemans, army chaplain, addlressing the Jletho dist Episcp:il Church conference at De Ridd,.', La.,°defendedGen. eral F'ui-. u's attitude against revival stervt es. Cotton planters of the United States were warned by the gov ernmedt ;plant industry bureau that cotton seed for planting may be scarce in 1917. The Southern Piresbyterian Church threatened to withdraw from the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America on account of the councils activity in politics and social reform. Pinkerton operatives began seeking the solution of the dis. appearance of William McCaus land, Baton Rouge, La., banker, believed drowned near Mobile, bnt whose body has not been found. The personnel of the new Brit ish war council was considered exceptionaily strong. Financial London was said to beaotidly behind Premier Lioyd George. Department of Justice officials continued working upon plans for grand jury investigations into the high cost of living. A provision for one cent post age on letters for local delivery was incorporated in the post-of. fice appropriatien bill. Washington decided to let American public" opinion decide the future course in regard to de portation of the Belgians. j..4 Bank your money today. You must do so to have it to= morrow. BANK WITH US. Washington Bank & Trust Co. Franklinton Angie Bogalusa 4 per cent paid on time Certficates of Depesit 34 per cent paid on E :vings Accounts.