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Washington Parish Fair
. Franklinton, Louisiana October l3,14,15,16,1920 $ 2.00 Per Year. Official Journal of Washington Parish and the Town of Franklinton. $2.00 Per SVOLUME 11. Wg.,,GTON LEADER: .;:U:1N, FRANKLINTON, LA., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1920. NUMB ', - .. . . . I ... ..__________ _____________ Johnny Lott Kills Father. Near Rio on Thursday last, a F murder was committed, so re olting, if reports are true, as to shock the sensibilities of the most hardened. Jeff Lott and his son, Johnny Lott about 21 years of age, were cutting wood together when it is said altercation came up over a fight between two dogs belong ing to the two men respectively. Following the quarrel Johnny Lottwent to the house just a short distance away, secured a shotgun and returned to where his father was cutting wood and shot him to death. Mrs. Jeff Lott, mother of the accused murderer, made a state ment to theofficers who arrested Johnny Litt, saying the murder was committeed in her presence and she imploring the boy all the while not to shoot his father, The boy was lodged in the Franklinton jail on a charge of murder to wait the action of the grand Jury which will meet next sontbh. Vieington suffers 817,500 Fire Loss. Covington, La , Sept. 23.-A .etoular fire this morning, or iginating from an unascertained ass in a pool room or livery seta is near,. the Southern Hotel, mused the destruction of several hilIdings and much movable pro. psy, entailing a value of $17, and damaging the magnifi. iit Southern Hotel building. Shot.l building is an extensive brick, fireproof, scruocture the postoflfce, the St. ny Bank and Trust Com y, and numerous shops, and ugoffices for lawyers, den. anud physicians. The busi Sof the hotel will not be inter and it is announced that tial fireproof brick struc quickly replace those ed. principal sufferers were Poole, three buildings k ed, $8000, insurance, $1700 id Poole, $2700, autos and $000, no insurance; South hotel Building $500, covered flhurance; Hebert Grocery partly covered; Julius s, pool room stock, $1200 nce. Card of Thanks. wish to thank our many rs and friends for the a shown us and the aid is during .be sad trial we periencedk in the loss of rling little Vince. Also beautiful floral offerings. thank Bro. Pettus for *Impathy and consoling he gave us. May God's rest upon every one, Sad Mrs. Angus Wood. For Sale. 1.borse wagons, $15 to cows and horses. C. S. E. Babington, For Sale. bargain in a Ford Car. fe condition. Equip. Itil set of new tires. i.olars call at Era.Leader Office. ip Wanted. Ut stenographer is y office at 811 Cus New Orleans, begin. Riaary of $120.00 per fetence given to ex. Excellent oppor ad night law school. S ' :e88 Johnson, Your Fair Needs Your Attend alice. October 13. 14, 15, and 16 are dates on which every loyal citi zen of the parish will side track every thing else and attend the Parish Fair. Wholesome amuse ments and plenty of good things to eat but more important still is the splendid line of exhibits for the purpose of arousing greater interest in Agricultural Devel opment and upbuilding the Par ish Resources. Urge Special Protection For Seedlings. 1920 Good Seed Year For Long Leaf Pine. Officials of the Forest Service, United States Department of Ag riculture, returning from the South, report that the year 1920 is an unusual seed year for long-leaf pine. The range of this tree is roughly from North Caro lina through the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain States to east ern Texas. The occurrence of a good seed year is noteworthy, be cause this species matures full crops of seed not oftener, than, once in six or eight years. Ripens early in September. The seed commonly ripens by September and falls to theground soon afterward. If the autum weather is not unusually dry, the seed germinates in one to four weeks. Long leaf pine produces large seed full of rich food so that it is eagerly sought by insects, birds and hogs. In view of the fact that many thousand acres will probably be carpeted with long leaf pine seed lings next spring, Forest Service officials urge owners of long leaf pine lands to take special care in protecting the seedlings from fire. They point out that it would cost $5.00 to $10.00 per acre to do what nature has done gr'atis. Most of the tender seedlings are killed during the first year or two of their existence. Many of the re maining seed succeed in survive ing fires, though with more or less injury. Razorback hogs in regions where these trees grow destroy practically all the seed lings they can get by eating the soft succulent bark around the tap root. It is urged that, if poe. sible, they be excluded entirely from land growing seedlings. On lands burned over in the cold season and not oftener than every two or three years the ma. jority of the long leaf seedling-s may be expected to survive. An nual burnings by very hot fires kill practically all this young growth in the course of a few years. The common belief that fires do not injure long leaf pines or that they are even necessary for natural production is without foundation, though the tree does offer remarkable resistance to in. jury from fire. Tender young seedlings, however, are easily killed, and there is every reason for beginning this year to provide permanent protection for these valuable trees-Weekly News Letter-United States Department of Agriculture. Remember that the Great South. ern Lumber Company has offered to buy quantities of pine seed. They prefer the slash and loblolly varieties. They are paying ~3.00 per pound for well cured, well cleaned loblolly and slash pine seed. These two varities, how ever, must not be mixed. Lost. One yellow Jersey cow 11 years old, left horn slipped, no mark nor brand, strayed from my premises three monts ago. $5.00 reward for information. P. D. Letchworth, Ilupurian. La. School Board Proceedings. Franklinton, Louisiana. Sept. 1, 1920. On the above d(late Washington Parish School Board mpt in spe cial session with the following members in attendance: D. Wal. lace, O. E, Morris, F. B. Bateman, J. K. Johnson, L. T. Richardson, Geo, C. Knight, G. W. Knight, J. A. Moore, Willie Fussell, J. H. Mitchell. The meeting was called to or der by the President, F. B. Bate man and the reports from the special elections held at Enon on August 30, and Angie. Ben's Ford and Stony Point on August 31, were canvassed. Process Verbal. Be it known and remembered, that on this the let, day of Sept ember, 1920, at 10 o'clock a, m., in accordance with resolutions of tht, Washington Parish School Board, passed on the 14th day of July, 1920, notice of which was issued and published according to law, the undersigned members of the Washington Parish School loi:rd being a quorum thereof, et in public session at the office ,f said Beard in said Parish, and ao',ording to law opened the ballot boxes used in, and which were receivoed from the commissioners of the elections held on Monday and Tuesday August 80th and 31st, in accordance with said res olutions, and there proceeded to count the ballots both in number and amount, for and against, to determine the following proposi tions: 1. Prop;º,itin to levy a five nills( 00(15) special tax on al! the propelrty uu j ct to taxation in Stony P,'iut .h ,,i l)istrict No. 7, Parish of W\-,iington, Louisiana, annually, for a period of five years, for the purpose of enlarg ing building and purchasing ad. ditional equipment for the school in said district. 2. Proposition to levy a five wills ($.005) special tax on all the property subject to taxation in Ben's Ford School District No. 9, Parish of Washington, Louisiana, annually for a period of five years for the purpose of construct ing and equipping school building in said district. 3. Propo-ition to levy a three wills ($.003) special tax on all the property subject to tdxation in Enon School Distriot No. 46, Par ish of Washington, Louisiana, annually, for a period of five years for the purpose 4f enlarg ing building and purchasing ad ditional equipment for the school in said district. And therefore, the majority in both number and amount oast by the property taxpayers of the said school districts No 7, 9 and 46, in the Parish of Washington in said elections being in favor thereof, and at the same time and place we did examine and canvass the re turns as evidenced by the dupli. ate compiled statement, the oor. rectness of both being sworn to by the commissioners, according to law and finding also that the returns indicated a majority both in number and amount of proper ty in favor of said propositions. Therefore we declare that the result of said elections are in fa vor of the aforesaid propositions, and, in accordance withl law, a pro mulgation of the aforesaid results was prepared and the secretary of Washington Parish School Board was ordered to have a copy of the same signed by the President. and published in one issue of the official journal. And likewise we did order that one copy of this process verbal be sent to the seretarty of Stats to be recorded in the archives of the State of Lonisiana, that one copy be sent to the recorder of Mort gages to be recorded in the Mort gage records, and that one copy be kept in the records of the said school board. This done and signed in the presence of D. H. Stringfield and J. V. Uabb competent witnesses and electors, on this the 1st day of September 1920, at the office of the Washington Parish School Board of said parish, present and participating in the canvass of the returns of said elections: D. Wallace, 0. E. Morris, F. B. Bate. man, J. K. Johnson, L. T. Rich ardson, (eo. C. Knight, G. W. KInight, J. A. Moore, Willie Fus. sell, J. H, Mitchell. And the canvass of the returns of said election having been made the results thereof were accer tained and declared to be as fol lows: School District No. 7. No. Amount For said proposition.... 16 $18,025.00 Against " " .... 0 000.00 Majority in favor of said proposition ........... 16 $18,025.00 School District No. 9. For said proposition.... 14 $12,680.00 Against " " .... 5 3,670.00 Majority in favor of said proposition........... 9 $8,960.00 School District No. 46. - For said proposition ... 42 $175,171.00 Against " " ... 0 000.00 Majority in favor of said proposition. ......... 42 $173,171.00 And the result of said elections were declared to be in favor of said propositions. Thereupon, on motion seconded and- carried the following ordi nance was adopted: Ordinance of Proclamation. Whereas, on the 30th and 31st days of August 1920, eleottons were held in School District No. 7, 9, and 46, in the Parish of Washington, Louisiana, to deter mine the following propositions: (Continued on third page.) Notice To Contractors. Sealed bids will be received by the Highway Engineer of Wash. ington parish at the Court House at Franklinton, Louisiana, until eleven o'clock A. M., Friday Oct ober 22nd, 1920, for the construe. tion of a public highway in Wash. ington Parish, extending from Clifton, La., to the line between Washington and Tangipahoa Par. ishes, a distance of 12.1 miles. Plans and specifications are on file with the Highway Engineer and the Secretary of Police Jury atFranklinton, La. Any addi tional information can be secured from the Highway Engineer. Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check in an amount equal to five per cent of the total bid. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids. J-. R. Leslie, President of Police Jury. J. S. Mullings, Highway Engineer. Automobile Owners-Please read our display ad shown in this paper. We wish to thank our customers who do not own Ford cars and have in the past given us their patronage. We regret to lose this valued busi ness but we believe it is best for us to malie this change. Motor Sales & Service Co. CONNELL & SMITH DENTISTS Office Over Washington Bank HOURS 8:0 A. M. to &O0 P. M. Franklinton, Louisiana. -. . .. . .- -.. General News In Brief. Captain Dan Ramsey of Biloxi, who was believed to be lost in the Louisiana marshes, was found safe in Gregg Bayou. The Alabama coal mine opera tors pledged themselves to deliv er almost 200,000 tons a month to meet the fuel crises. Tulane University opened for the fall term with 5000 students, the largest in its history. Seven ring candidates filed ac tions contesting places won by 0. D. A. men in the recent prima ries. The discovery of a bomb on the Brooklyn "L" caused a renewal of the worries in New York, and added a new mystery for the po lice. The body of J. C. Denton a missing Los Angeles capitalist, was found in a hermetically seal ed casket. Prices of the necessaries of life showed a decided tendency to de crease, New Orleans retailers de clared, the movement not, how. ever, being radical, Andrew J. McShane thanked Mayor Behrman for good wishes for the next administration. General Wrangel's forces at tacked Soviet armies in South Russia, defeating them and cap turing 10,000 prisoners. It was announced that Shreve. port had contributed $4000 to the Democratic national campaign, while New Orl',ans so far has given only $308, Mrs. Bowen Tells How Rats SAlmost Burned Her House Down. "For two months I never went in our cellar, fearing a rat. One night in bed I smelled fire. Sure enough the rat had been nibbling at the matches. If I hadn't acted promptly my house would have burned. Later we found the dead rat. RAT-SNAP kill ed it. It's a great stuff." Three siz s, 35c, 65c, $1.25. 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Schiff, world fnmous banker and philanthropist, died at his New York home after a long illness, The United States will not help to artificially maintain war prices through withholding commodities from market, Secretary Houston stated. President Gompers, of the La bor Federation, announced that he favors Cox, who stands for progress, in the November race, Notice Waverley IMembers. The new club year opens Wed nesday, October 6th when the meeting will be held with Mrs. Ada Babington, the first program of the year to be presented com plete. Any ladies of the town desir ing to become a member of the club will be welcomed at this opening meeting. Mrs. John Love, Pres. Make ready quickly, to be on time with your exhibits for the parish fair October 13th to 16th. UCharm" for Lovers. A belief in "charms" still exists in Peakland. In the chimney of an old cottage was recently found a dried pig's heart stuck full of thorns, a relic of the belief that if a Jilted lover stuck pins or thorns Into a pig's heart he would cause much pain to his tsf.ith less sweetheart.-London Mail. Lost. In or near the Methodist church during the late revival services, one pink cameo brooch was lost, The brooch was cir. cular in form and the surround. ing gold band was slightly bent and the original pin being lost a straight pin, with head, had been bent in place to attach the brooch. Return for reward to Mrs. C. J. Gayer.