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Per Year. Oficial Journal of Washing;ton Parish and the Town of Franklinton. $2.00 Per Year. OLUE 12,. . . , FANKLINTON. LA.. THURSDAY, OCTOISER 13, 1921. NUMBER 29. VULc"- -_"" - JISIANA LEGISLATURE' 'ngs at the State Capitol pu the Special Session. What Our Repre ien.' atives Are Doing. (fLeader Ne";. LDý:':ýa"u.) ) ton ouge, (U 1t. Ii--Ad- h went of the Lu i lana legis- it on Friday br,ught to a s. a week crowded with seusa- s, that moved with cinema like tý ty across the c:reeuL of pass- I events, Summed these seu- b pal developuments were; h rest of Huey P. Loug, rail- n commissioner for the Shreve. g district on a charge of crimi- t libel, preferred by Gevernor er. Arraigment of Long and n release on $,3,000 bond. i esring of charges by house r committee that Long t been offered a bribe by the land Telephone company i e rate case; denouncing of I as a liar by an attorney for t ýompany and by Shelby Tay. I "ember of the commission, c erence of wembers of the e and their decision to file hment proceedings against I tree railroad commissioners, E ed by the appointment of al ' tee of five to prepare the E ' ning of the probe of r Dauenhauer of Jefferson by a special house corn of live. very that the tax article in agw constitution will have to ded before the legislature ( raie the severance tax from i wecent to two and one half i percent. The word "li was omitted before the "taxes may be levied natural resources." The] * for the state is 5 1.4 .'As the. tax article now It does not specify a license The construction would be on the word taxes to mean taxes. A two and one.halt t tax is equivalent to 25 which would be in conflict the 5 1-4 mills limitation. sensations disrupted the before committees. How senate passed 11 bills and o 14 bills. Bills introdu- i S:d in the hoýiue uring the week ti totaled 7'0; in the senatte 14. The Claiborne bills creating a p warehouse commrnission in the a state anul msking it a penitentiary 1 Soffense for commission men to make false returns on the sale of t; tarm produce, were among the ii important bills passed by the g house. The Wdkinson bill quiet- t ing the title of sixteeth sectien I school lands sold prior to 1Sb0 al s so passed the house. It is of in terest to public school boards. The senate passed the Weminann. a bill making Armistice Day a legal holiday. It also passed the wo-. men's equal rights bills. These a give women the right to hold ofice, a to act as tutor, under-tutor, ad- : ministrator, executor, arbitrer, ii notary public and member of fam. o ily meeting; requires a wife sig- i nature to the sale of the familyh: home. . Of the bills introduced the ,inst important were the revenue bilbs, These bills cover the inheritance tax, license tax and assessments. The tax levied on inheritances a calls for three per cent on deceud. ents an ascendents; 10 per cent on collateral teirs and 15 percent on foreign heirs. The tax is expect ed to raise about $700,000, The license tax reenacts the present statue with the addition of manu facturer's license tax which will raise about 5300,000, It amounts to a dollar a $1,000. The entire' I license tax is expected to raise' about $9,000,000.00. t Representative Smith, chair- 1 man of the house appropriations I committee, filled financial state Ient with the legislature, show. ing there will be an apparant de- 1 ficit in 1921, of 860,270, which he says will be reduced from reven ues from various sources and leave the general fund with a1 small balance, Smith's report Sshows appropriations and expeu sea of $1,546,270 which with an / overdraft of $439,000 brings the I total up to P1,985,270. Against t this are receipts of $1,775,000, 3 leaving an overdraft-of $210,290. t This however will be reduced $150,000 as the general fuud's e share of the 1920 balance; which - reduces the deficit to $60,270. 1 Representative Erbelding of .1 Cameron introduced an appropri tin F ill in the house, setting aside .i"/ ,432.22 to reirnbu.a the cotton planters who were qcurantined against the pink [,Al worm in 1920-21. A bill introduced by Represen tative Abels of Tangipahoa is of 'interest to all fruit and truck growers. It calla for the inspec tion by the state agricultural de partment of all fruit and truck shipped in the state. An important measure effecting all parishes producing natural re sources was introduced in the h Juse by Representative' Sylvest of Washington. It provides for an allocation of all severance taxes collected to the parishes produc ing the severance on the basis of one.fifth to the parish. This would! include the tax collected on tim-. ber. salt and sulphur as well as oil and gas, -Wanted. First class man to sell life and accident insurance on commis sion basis. This should aet a live wire a very attractive income. Write. L. E. Hiller, e:d Union St. New Orleans. 3Married. At th,- home of Mr, an d Mrs. D. C. Wood on Sunday, October 9th, at 9:00 a. m. was celebrated, the nuptials of Miss Ernestine; Wood and Mr. Ellis E. Drake of Kansas City, Missouri, Rev. L. W. Cain ofticiating. Miss K.ite McInnis of Boga. lusa sang "At Dawning." She was accompanied by Miss Lillian Goodbee, Following Ithe c,'remony the bridal party motored to Ham. mond where they were heavily Ishowered with rice, plus the y congratulations and best wishes of all, the happy couple boarded the train for New Orleans. They will spend their honeymoon in Cincinnati, Ohio, and will make I their home in Kansas City, Mo., " as one of our prominent business I men expressed it, Franklinton loses one of its finest girls and fI Kansas City gains heavily in the - transfer. Taste is a matter of tobacco quality We state it as our honest belief that the tobaccos used in Chester. field are of finer quality (and hence of better taste) than in any other cigarette at the price. Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co. Chesterfield CIGARETTES of Turkzh and Domestic tobaccos-blended 1r- kSale Eve Saturday at 1:00 P M. abono Bros. nc. z"0:" :-'"ý. . . : e... hei 'Fe i oi of Coitrt. No. Name Ward - 1. E. A. Fussell ......... 9 1] 2. Ernest W iLliams ........ 4 th 3. Louis Jones .1 col 4. Louis Breland, ..... . 4 co! o. Zander Sheridan ........ 4 6. H. M. B atema;i ......... 9 7. G. T. Spring .......... 1 8. Will Strattman ........ 4 ad 9. A. M. Schilliiig ........ 2 10. J. lD. Coerr..n ...... 6 11, i. W. Carter .......... 2 an 12. R. C. Breland ......... 7 in 13. W. E. Warren ,,,,,... 8 try 14. Percy Tynes ..... ..... 7 rei 13. J.W. Foil... . ...... . 8 16. N.V. Jones ... ....... 1 Bc 17. Otto Carson ....... 9 18. C. J. Miller............ 2 19. Edgar Byrd.......... 4 20. O. L. Bond..... ... 9 i' 21. Z.J. Lee.. ... . ..... 4 10 22. Abram Adams ......... 5 23, A. F. Wascom.. .. ... 1 21. B.J. Burch............ 2 25. J. E. Noble....... ...... 3 rte 20. D. It. Mitchell.... ..... 4 icy 27. W.H. Thomas ......... 8 es 28. John D. Wood......... 3 ril 29. C. L, Talley.... ...... 6 30. Ernest Barber.... . ... 8 i I, Chess Mizell, Clerk of Court, th and Ex.Officio Jury Commissionor wr hereby certify than the above and foregoing is a true and correct ac copy of the Jury Venire selected oc for the November term of Court, beginning Monday, November 7, 1921. Wiiness my official signature A' and seal of office. This Septem- pa ber 30, 1921. Cu Chess Mizell, fo Clerk and Ex.Offico Jury Commissioner. be se Lists of Grand Jurors for the Ila November Teriu of Court. No. Name Ward 1. J. B. Corkern ......... 1 2. Willie Bullock.. ....... 1 3. J.D. Wascom ........ 2 4. C. C. Fortinberry ...... 3 5: J.I. Cox............. 3 8. M. C. Poole...... ,.. 3 7. N. E. Snell. . ...... . 21 8. Henry Williamson ..... 7 9. Dewitt Alford ........ 7 10. Charlie Williams........ 5 11. Buck Seal...,.,........ 5 12. L. E. Jenkins ......... 6 13. J. B. Talley.......... 6 14. D. M. Wadsworth ..... 4 15. H. J, Bass. ........... 4 16- George Mitchell....... 4 17. L. L. Richardson Sr..... 9 18. H. W. Powell ........ 9 19. J. Ard Foil............ 8 20. HarmonSmith,........... 8 I, Chess Mizell, Clerk of Court and Ex-Offiaio Jury Commission. I er, hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and cor rect copy of the Grand Jury se lected for the November Term of Court, beginning Monday, Nov ember 7th, 1921. Witness my of ficial signature and seal of offioe, this September 30, 1921. ,. Chess Mizell, Clerk and Ex-Officio Jury Commissioner, Minimum Cotton Crop. According to the department of agriculture estimates, the cotton crop this year will be the poorest in 33 years. The acre yield is the worst since before the Civil war only 127 pounds to the acre. Only 10 per cent of a normal crop is in. dicated in some sections. The to tal crop is put at only about 7,. 300,000 bales, The cotton people as a clars are rejoiced at the small orep, as they believe it will help to boost prices of the staple. General News In Brief. Premier Lloyd George named the British delegates to the arms f conference and hinted he would i come to America, A fl:.w in Louisiana's new or g inic law cau-! a decision by ' Governur Parker agacinst seeking e adoption of a severance tax bill. More. than 1,000000O young men and women were reported seek- E ing special trainiug for foreign trade and general business ca- I reers, The State Forest Advisory t Board ordered the alluvial lands i on the hunting reserve reforested. 1 The Census Bureau planned to reveal the secret of living to be 109 years old by special inquiry among 3500 centenarians in America, Free trade zones were advoca ted at the convention of the Amer. Sican Banking Assuciation as nec essary to insure a merchant ma rine. Representatives of the Mississ ippi Valley Association reported the plan to sell thle barge lines was blocked. Senate leaders were forced to. accept amendmcuents iur the repeal of the transportation and nuisance taxes and for higher surtaxes. Japan's acceptance of the American agenda for the arms parley and its suggestiou to dis cuss equality in the Pacific was forecast. Andre Tardieu said relations between France and Italy were seriously strained because of the latter's disappointment at Versailes. Dr. A. G. Smith DENTIST. Office Over Washington Bank HOURS 8:00 A. M. to 6:00 P. M. Franklinton, Louisiana. jBig Crop Yield l $ BMr. Farmer, is that the condition of your $ farm? If so, do not become so absorbed in har- $ vesting and marketing as to forget the most $ important thing of all-the disposal of the pro $ ceeds. Have you started a savings account? If not, now is the time to open one. As you bring $ your produce to market, just step around and deposit the proceeds of each load in this bank. It will be as safe as if in the U. S. Treasury, ýI and it will $ WORK WHILE YOU SLEEP P5 $ because we pay 4% interest on time deposits. WWashington Bank & Trust Co. i ---OFFICES----- . $ FRANKLINTON, BOGALUSA, ANGLE, LA. ý. $ Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits *$ Over Ninety Thousand Dollars. S S$$$sssssssssssssss$s$$$$$$$$$$$ y en a~~R ~l~IC~I5E 8 Plans were revived for beauti fying and modernizing Paris parks, public buildings and streets at a cost of ten billions of francs. All through Germany the people were reported hard hit by wildcat speculation, gambling and "get rich-quick" schemes. Liberty of thought and free ex ercise of all religious worship was written into the constitution of the new Central American Federation. Western senators showed during the week that they were in com plete control of the Republican Party and could make its policies. Other nations finally realized the strategic value in time of war of the Southern Pacific islands controlled by Japan. Many passengers were killed when two suburban trains collid ed and burned in a tunnel at Paris. A general treaty on the subject of mandates was expected to be reached with the principal Allied powers by the United States. Republican House Leader Mon. dell announced the president would not consent to an adjourn ment until Congress has passed pending bills,. Carl Mays, submarine twirler, held the giants to five hits and the Yankees won the first game of the World's Series, 3 to 0. Premier Briand of France de clared the French must remain armed until security is fully as sured. Plans were completed for the birth of a new Central American nation last Monday in the forma tion of the Provisional Federal Council. William Carp spent Sunday in the Crescent City. fYlEWRITERS5 All makes and all styles S1 o up. Some that wre used and released by the V..a, ov't. Bargalue. State your needs and we wiU deaoldbe sad quote The LINOWRITEI, a prntiatl Olace twnse l Ribbon any eolor 78d ds've , lv e andP model, Carbon paper Bul3 IQQ shee S10. dive'd. Emplre Type Foundry, Mfg. Wood Types Metal Tye, Printr u$pplil, ufflIo,N.Y.