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VOLUME 10. W AHINGTON LA;E, reAL 10(eO' FRANKLINTON, LA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1920. NUMBER 47.
police Jury Proceedings. I
;jranklinton, La., Feb. 6, 1920.
e Police Jury in and for the
of Washington, State of
iana, met in regular session at
Court House in the Town of
linton on the above date with P
following members present: R. e
Spring, G. M. Tate, T. D. Foil, J.
Leslie, J. H. Cassidy, J. C. Green,
* Crain, S. S. Thomas and T. B.
erts. Absent, Walter Green and S
f. Whelan. 0
'Ie meeting was called to order n
President J. R. Leslie, and the j
iutes of January 2nd were readl
On motion by G. M. Tate, seconded
Louis Crain, the President and
etary were authorized to draw a t
ificate of indebtedness in favor
the Washington Bank and Trust
pany to borrow $15,000.00 for
General Fund. Carried.
Franklinton, La., Feb. 6, 1920.
At a regular meeting of the Wash
on Parish Police Jury the follow
resolution was presented by G. a
.Tate and seconded by J. H. Cas
and unanimously adopted. I
:-Iereas, it appears after examin
that the revenue for the year
will be in excess of the statu
ges imposed, and,
s, it is desired that all
of the Parish be placed on o
is during the current year: F
* ifore, be it resolved, that the
jof Washington be authorized
to w from the Washington Bank E
pd': ust Company the sum of Fif
Thousand an d no hundredths
0.00) Dollars, said amount a
e January 10th. 1921. This
,1 be used for the current ex- r
of the Parish and the total ty
e of the Parish is hereby 0
Jury of Washington Parish, 0:
J. R. LESLIE,
-hereby certify that the above &
e and correct copy of the
n passed by the Police Jury
6th day of February, 1920. a
J. R. LESLIE, p
E. BANISER, it
linton, La., Feb. 6, 1920. it
to certify that the Parish it
gton, State of Louisiana, a
d unto the Washington
d Trust Company in the sum h
000.00, which sum, with in- 0
at the rate of five (5%) per
per annum from date until n
3t obligates and binds itself to
to the Washington Bank and
Company, Franklinton, La., its e
rs or assigns on or before
0th day of January, 1921, out
e taxes and licenses colrhcted 0
the year 1920.
is certificate of indebtedness is
d for the repayment of the said
,000.00, this day loaned by the t
hington Bank and Trust Com
, Franklinton, La., in accord
with a resolution of the Police d
adopted on the 6th day of Feb
, 1920. .A certified copy of
said resolution is hereby at
and made a part hereof. The
debtedness hereby secured is
out of any revenues of the a
ish of Washington for the
20 from any and all sources
le for that purpose. I
faith whereof the Police Jury
ashington Parish has caused this
ificate to be signed by the Presi- t
nt and Secretary on this the 6th
y of February, 1920.
Police Jury of Washington Parish, E
By J. R. LESLIE, I
W. E. BANNISTER,
Franklinton, La., Feb. 6, 1920.
On motion by J. C. Green, sec
d by Louis Crain, Fifty ($50.00)
was appropriated for o. V.
to purchase and keep a'supply
cholera serum on hand. Car
motion by J. C. Green, sec
by G. M. Tate, the survey of
te Highway Department from
nton via Isabel to Rio was
,motion by J. H. Cassidy, sec
by J. C. Green, Miss Martha
was authorized to buy a
canner at the expense of the
motion by T. D. Foil, seconded
Uis Crain, the following names
0 Washington Parish Fair was
1--N. V. Jones, J. L. Smith.
2---H. M. Bateman, Dewitt
3--R. L. Burris, R. W.
W. J. Burris.
4--W. S. Gardiner, Mart
6-Loius Jenkins, W. W.
Directors of Cotton Associa
A meeting of the local directors tl
of the Cotton Association was held ci
Wednesday with every Ward re- 0:
presented and a full amount of s,
enthusiasm manifested. Direc- s
tors were all put in close touch p
with organization plans and nmea- s
sures, literature and membership o:
cards being distributed and a
membership drive to be intensive- s,
ly conducted thru the next ten e
days. A membership fee of $3.00 it
is required and every farmer, 1i
business and professional man of a
the parish is urged to affiliate.
See the committeeman of your te
ward and have a hand in putting ti
across with a flourish the most ti
important .move of the age for a
promoting big business-The
allied interests of the farmer with
all other business of the country.
Dead Heroes Are To Be Re- C
Washington, Feb. 12.-Definite 0
steps looking torward the return f
of America's soldier dead from P
France were taken when Secre
tary Baker appointed Colonel
Henry Rethers, head of Graves
Registration Service in Europe, W
and Colonel Bentley Mott, milita- C
ry attache at Paris, as American
members of the Franco-Ameri.
can commission which will have
charge of the work.
The appointments were made b
in accordance with an agreement 1:
with the French government con- ir
cluded in August, 1918, provid
ing for the creation of the com- is
mission immediately after re- q
patriation of all American troops
in France. The agreement au
thorized the commission to 'exam
ine measures to be taken to insure r
in conformity with French laws
and police regulations regarding
hygiene," the return to America
of American dead. The French F
meinbers, of the.commission, the u
War Department has been advis
ed, will be chosen soon.
The French government in the
opinion of State and War Depart. If
nient officials, will be bound by
the agreement to permit the re
turn of the bodies buried in
France, although up to this time d
disinterment in the battle zoneI
has been refused. ,
Ralph Hayee, assistant to the a
secretary of war, will sail
soon to arrange for the return of
bodies interred in the rear areas.
He also will inspect sites for ,
American fields of honor, where e
the bodies of soldiers whose near- a
est of kin desire retention over- C
seas will be given a permanent
place of reet. '
Initiation of steps looking tow 3
ward carrying out of the agree- t
ment will eliminate the necessity
for passage by Congrese of a res
olution directing the return of the
bodies. Chairman Porter of the
'House foreign affairs committee t
said today. The fact that France, 1
he said, has asked for the appoint. 3
Sment of the commission shows she
Shas no desire to object to the ex
h bumation of our dead.
A Vital Interest ito You. 1
Go through the busy section of
any city and you will find nine
1out of every ten bankers and
s merchants that have invested in
*Life Assurance; and the tenth
one perhaps waited too long and
could'nt get in. The New Eng
land Mutual Life, is the oldest
Company in the U. S. A., has
been in Louisiana for 50 years,
t has $90,000.000 asserts.
Mrs. D. E. Branch, Agent.
8. K. Cozine, Solicitor.
Help your government and
- yourself at the same time--buy
School Rally Friday. L3
February 20th is the date of
the parish School Rally, when
contests from every department ed
of school work will be held, every to
school in the parish to be repre- ric
sented. These contests will be the
public and it is hoped will be thi
witnessed by patrons and friends
of every community. the
Tables are being built on the fo]
school campus for an old fashion- pe
ed picnic dinner, every one be- ie.
ing requested to bring a basket ph
lunch and spread for a "com- vo.
munity feast." sti
The athletic contests promise
to be of unusual interest, and al- ur
together the day is sure to be ur
top-notch. Come see for your. sp
Notice of importance. th
Miss Delie Bancraft of New Or- en
leans, field worker of the Y. W. C
C. A., will visit Franklinton Fri
day and Saturday in the interest
of her work, one of the important
features of whiobh will be the pros. oh
peat of making Franklinton a do
Y. W. C. A, community center. is
Miss Bancraft will attend the en
School Rally here Friday and Ai
will be a guest of the Waverley go
Club Saturday, at the home of th
Mrs. J. C. Denman. to
Town taxes for year 1919 have lai
been delinquent since January to]
1st. Pay now before any more as
interest charges accumulate. th4
Also annual street tax, $83.00 19
is due and will become delin- to
quent March 1st.
J. Adolph Pierce,
City Clerk and Treasurer.
To Avoid on
The "Flu" r"
First of All, Make SureYour Blood gi
is Red and Rich-inFighting Trim ye
Safety In Vigorous Blood th
If You're Listless and Depressed let
Don't Delay a Minute-Get he
a Good Tonic mi
If you got the influenza, see a G<
doctor at once-but why get it? th
Isn't it worth while, instead, to tol
take every precaution now,
against getting it? ru
Probably. the best and first F
thing to do is to make sure you mi
are in good physical condition. FI
During an epidemic, almost
wherever you go you are expos- TI
ed to influenza. As long as you
are really well, the red corpus
cles of your blood fight off and
defeat disease germs, But when Id
you ,are tired and run down,
when you feel alright exceptbat sea
you haven't mnuch energy or en. su
thusiasm, your blood is tired out tic
too, and you are an easy victum.
Pepto-Mangan has become a
famous as a builder of rich, vi
gorous blood. It helps you up
when you are run down. It Id
helps'you avoid illness. Or, it fy
helps you recover, if you realize
your poor physical condition too
Physicans have been recom
mending Pepto-Mangan for
years, in cases of anemia (blood. m
lessness). It is reliable, effec
tive, and has a record of over D
twenty-five years success. Take
no chances with a run-down con
dition. Get Pepto-Mangan today. in
It is good health insurance. fe
Pepto-Mangan is sold in liquid in
and tablet form. There is no
I difference in medical value, Take P
I either kind you prefer. But be w
sure you get the genuine Pepto- P
SMangan-"Gude's". The full w
name should be on the package. v
Lauseu sIs K
. Nt Ratam s . p1
Lyceum Presented Noted Ar
Monday night's lyceum afford- -
ed the finest treat of the season
to a crowded house, the Fred- th
rick's Concert Company more W
than fullfilling all promises of at
the advance notices.
Mr, Frederick's mastery of
the violin was compl te, his per.
formance showing his art in its
perfection, while the accompan
iest was unusual at the
piano and also as a reader, the ed
vocalist also measuring up to ar
Altogether this company meas
ured above the standard of lyce.- t
um entertainers even in the A
splendid course which the Ed- bm
wards Bureau has furnished a(
this year and the program was
thoroughly appreciated by the A
Cotton Embargo Report to
Doubted in Loom Center, to
London, Feb. 11,-The Man
chester correspondent of the Lon.
don Economist says today that it
is extr~emely unlikely that any
embargo has been placed against m
American cotton by the British w
government, but that stocks in
the United Kingdou are sufficient st
to last about six months. o0
The International Cotton Fed- m
eration soon will publish particu- gi
lairs concerning the census of cot
ton stocks throughout the world
as of February 1. This will be
the first report of its kind since th
1914 and will be of great interest
to the cotton trade.
Music By Henry Ford. W
For Sale-One Ford car with tr
Piston rings; two rear 'wheels, ,
one front spring. Has no fend- -
ers, seat or plank; burns lots of
gas. Hard to orank. Carburetor
busted, half way through. En
gine missing; hits on two. Three
years old; four in the spring.
Has shook absorbers and ever. .
thing. Radiator busted, sure does
leak. Differentials dry; you can
hear it squeak. Ten spol.ea
missing. Front all bent. Tirep3
blowed out. Ain't worth a cent.
Got lots of speed; will run like
the deuce; burns either gas or
tobaeco juice. Tires all off; been
run on the rim. A dam good
Ford for the shape it's in.-~Ho
mer S. Wilson in Winnfield (iKas.)
Thirtieth State Ratifies Snf
, frage Amendmtent.
Boise, Idaho. Feb. 11.
Idaho's Legislature in special
session today ratified the woman,s
suffrage amendment to the Na
tional Constitution by a large
majority in both honses. In the
Senate the vote was 29 to 6 with
six members absent or not voting.
Idaho is the thirtieth state to rati
fy the amendment.
A delegation of Louisiana, wo
men left for Chicago to attend the
convention of the National1 Wo
man's Suffrare Association.
Design For Paper Currency
It was recently announced that
in order to ciroumvent counter
feiting and aenominAtional rais
ing the multiplicity of designs on
paper money would be done away
with. Denominational portraits
prescribed for future, some of
which are now in use, are: $1,
Washington; $2, Jefferson; $5,
Lincoln; $10, Jackson; $20, Cleve.
land; $50, Grant; $100, Franklin;
$500, Marshib; $1,000, Hamilton;
and $10,000, Chase.
Become a stockholder in the
United States-buy War Saving
General News In Brief.
Secretary of State Lansing was i
the seventh member of President
Wilson's official family to resign,
and the third after differences.
Vigorous opposition to the Ship.
ping Board's plans for sale of
thirty former German passenger
liners broke out in the Senate.
The Rail Administration refus
ed a wage boost to railway unions
and President Wilson gave labor
leaders no relief.
Charles Marshall, charged with
the murder of four persons near
Armory, Miss., was held without
bail to await the grand jury's
The Benevolent Knignts of
America adopted resolutions to
establish a hospital at Poncha
toula and elected Frank E. Sex
ton grand commander.
An official summary gave the
total of Louisiana's casualties in
the great war as 2169.
Modification of the Allied de
mand for German war criminals
was rumored in London.
The League of Woman Voters
succeeded to work for suffragist
organization and Mrs. Catt, chair.
man, urges women of nation to
get into polities.
The threatened rail strike was
called off, all unions agreeing to
submit the wage controversy to
the White House tribunal.
An injunction against 333
Southern hardwood lumbermen
was asked by the government,
which charged they were in a
CONNELL & SMITH
Office Over Washington Bank
8:00 A. M. to 6:00 P. M.
Read Between the lines
Organized _ 1914
With Capital of -----$50,000.00
No Surplus ----- No Business
Extract From Statement Rendered Bank Examiner
at Close of Business -------December 31, 1919
Capital _______ ---- - $50,000.00
Deposits ----- $802,936.03
The Result of Six Years Work
Washington Bank & Trust Co.
Fastest Growing Bank
in Washington Parish.
The body of Dr. J. A Blanchard
son of former Governor Blanch
ard, was found in his room in a
Despite exchange I[alarms,
America shipped three and a half
times as much cotton as in corre
sponding week of 1919.
The National War Work Coun
cil of the Y. M. C. A. gave the
American Legion the half-million
dollar surplus of its fund.
A monster mercantile combine
announced in Richmond was
said to have purchased a chain of
The League of Nations Council
opened its conference in London
without the United States being
The members of the New Or
leans Clearing House unanimous
ly agreed to loan the Dock Board
$500,000 for ratproofing.
Five former sugar plantations
near New Orleans were sold to
H. W. Robinson of Memphis and
are being prepared for intensive
Secretary of the Treasury Hous
ton reported confidence in Eu
rope's ability to untangle her
financial problems and strength
in the U. S. treasury.
Seqator Poindexter charged
that the American Federation of
Labor planned to capture Con
gres and set up "a government
within the government."
666 has proven it will cure Ma.
laria, Chills and Fever, Bilious
Fever, Colds and LaGrippe.-Ad.
J. C. Denman
Office Upstairs in S. H. Burris