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NUME 12. NGTO NSW EDER. S aBl.O,: 1L0. FRANKLINTON LA, THURSDAY DECEMBER 8, 1921. NUMBER 37
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sA:4jittaI for Bankston. wa
i-one of the most hotly bar
legal fights the criminal gri
has experienced here in Ba
perhaps, the Bankston trial Se
to a close Saturday night, the
jy bringing in a verdict of nee
guilty" after about one un
one-half hours deliberation. as]
ntage was taken of every ba
or imaginary technicality 00
any exceptions filed by the Cl
as the basis of bills for he
alin the event of convioc in
,all this drawing the trial out se
gal length, Selection of S,
y consumed two days, a
40 extra veniremen being ta
Tuesday afternoon and a in
call for 50 made Wednes- S
sad at last four jurors were J
from the original tally as
as they were released from to
ord case. The trial jury con- sE
of J. E. Hyatt, J. E. For.
Andrew Walters, M. J. Clay. h
Iddo MoMillan, Bob Spencer, a
Coleman, E. H. Goings, J. t
eves Jr., J. T. Creel, Elias h
and E. T. Morgan.
prosecution in this case was
by L. L. Morgan and e
Carter, while L. W. Felder, a
counsel for the defense ii
isted by F. J. Heinta and
y Bankston, member of
lice force of Bogalura was
with killing Will Seal on
ht of October 23, the de. 1
colaiming that the killing
necessary thru the die
of Banketon's official du
state's evidence was pre
tbru 6 witnessese on direct
y and 8 in rebuttal, Dr.
being firet on the stand
how one shot entered from
left arm 8 or 4 inches from
r and passed out in front;
entered aide of arm, shat.
the big bone and lodged in
arm, while a third shot
in the left breast from the
passed thru the body and
or the right shoulder blade.
fell to pavement and was
A. Kennedy who was walk
with Seal at time, testified
hey were sober and quiet,
turbing peace, but were on
way home in company with
Beal when from their rear
Banketon call "hands
and believing the officers
wanted to search him, hlie threw ad,
away a gun he had in his scab- the
bard and as he turned he was ou
grabbed by policeman Mizell as Ba
Bankston fired three times on his
Seal, who had not spoken before the
the shooting nor afterward. Ken- on
nedy was taken to jail and held sef
until 9 a. m. Monday, though he scr
asked to be allowed to furnish ne
bail, offering his watch and $125.- tol
S00 cash he had on his person. Se
a Claimed he and Seal stayed at
r home from 12 to 6:30 with friends m(
in and out the house who could re,
fsee they were not drunk. Knew sw
Seal had no gun h:ie shot. Cl
a To further prove there was no F.
Stalking nor disturbing the peace oa
in any way by Seal or Kennedy, M
State produced testimony from oL
e Judge Shenard, Boy Brook, Jeff
SArd, and Mrs, Will Seal, the lat- it
ter also swearing that she did not 't
see officers until they cried 81
"hands up" and while she still tt
had her husband's right arm just aW
r as they had been walking down S1
the street, he looked back over F
his left shoulder at Bankston's
cry and was shot from the rear c
i without another word being spok. 3
en. Said Seal then pulled loose P
r, and turned and got the third shot tl
d in his breast which killed him in. ii
ad stantly, and of her certain know. 8
of ledge he was not armed.
as State here rested its testimony
on and the defense, after identify.
e- ing the plat of the killing and es.
ng tablishing condition of surround
ing streets by H. E. Willis, open
L ed their testimony with Alex
Mizell, policeman who was with
Banketon at the time of the kill.
g ing. Witness testified that Seal
)r and Kennedy were reported to the
hnd police by Bud Shirley and Forest
Whitfield as being drunk on the
streets and that Seal had made
nt; threate against any police who
bat. might attempt to arrest Kennedy.
in- Mizell said that while he was
hot standing by a car in which Bank
the ston was sitting, Seal and Kenne.
mnd dy, both drunk, in company with
Ide. Mrs. Seal, passed by and when
was the latter saw him, said to Seal:
'Darling, keep quiet, there is a
,lk. policeman", when Seal replied,
6ed "Damn the policemen, I happen
liet, to have what they have." After
on the trio passed on they went after
with Seal and Kennedy, Bankston
fear calling "halt, hands up", and
bnds Mizell seized Kennedy. Trying
core to break away from his wife Seal
advanced toward Bankston, and
then said "I'll blow your brains
out" and reached for a gun
Bankston then fired the shot in ing
his breast and the two others in eve
the arm, Seal falling to the ground Foi
on his side. Witness said that in the
searching Kennedy he found a ver
scabbard but no pistol, and Ken- a °
Snedy told him he had left his pis- set
tol at home on the mantel at the ula
t To corroborate Mizell's testi.
Smony and also to establish bad
I reputation for Seals, the defense Jo
v swore Jules Payton, Charlie tri
Clone, John Harper,Bud Shirley, Cc
p Forest Whitfield, McManus, Os- se
e oar Wood, J. E. Branch, John co
, Mento, C. H. Fornoy and the ac wi
n oused himself, Rodney Bankston. be
a In rebuttal testimony the state ill
- in order to disprove drupkenness he
)L at noon on the day of the killing in
, and any disturbing the peace at tb
1 the time of the attempted arrest, fo
t used John Harper, Jim and Ellis
U Spears, Alton Cooper, Byrd and in
r F'ortinberry and Mrs. Crews. cc
's This closed testimony in the in
ir case, argument being taken up at
j 3:45 and concluded about 9:00
e p. m., without intermission after t
ot the noon recess, the jury bring- s,
n. ing in a report of "not guilty" jt
about 10;30. 01
One case of such a magnitude o
and importance is rare in our u
Scourts, but to have two in one
' week, of the seriousness of the
' Ford and the Banketon trials, is
d" hard on the citizenehip of the par.
- ish and almost beyond the physi- J
ex oal endurance of the court offici- i;
ith als. Saturday night found the I
gl Judge, members of the bar, f
al sheriff, clerk and deputies all a i
he jangle of nerves and headaches, t
et from the week's labors and re
ohe eponsibility, and all to be gone i
de through with again in the Ford
ly. The regular December term,
*as which convened Monday, came
Lk- like an anti-climax, entered into
ne. with little spirit and all work dise
ith charged by the third day.
ed, We have bought out the Burch
)en meat market and expect to handle
[ter only the beat meats .that can be
ter had. W_, solicit your trade and
ton will give prompt deliveries and
and the very best marketing.
'ing Phone 115.
Seal Otto Magee, Proprietor.
Taste is a matter of
SWe tte as our honest beie
that the tobaccos used in Chester.
eld are of finer quity (and
hence of better taste) than in any
other ciprette at the price.
Liggett Myers Tobacco Co.
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Ford Gets Mistrial,
From 10:30 Wednesday morn
ing until 6:00 o'clock Thursday -
evening the jury balloted in the A br
Ford case, and finally reported tions w
that they could not agree on a by the
verdict, when the court entered propos
a mistrial and ordered the case
set for rehearing at the next reg.
ular or special termi of courit. wee
Boot-Leggers Get 'TI'heirs. fashiot
With the exception of George Wome
e Johnson, all of the boot l goIrs of a m
B tried at the November term of next L
'Court and held under susp 'ided
sentence, were fined $100.00 and
fl a naVi
cost each, they having complieda
"with the requirement of ood Sea po
" behavior which meant no more Met
;e illicit trade. George .l1Jlnson 262 fo
Is however, was again found sell. was ri
g ing white lightning and j tiled for sis1ipI
it the offense, and in his trial be. Gen
t' fore the District Judge was tined was g
Son four charges in a sum amount- cheeri
d ing to $700.00 and costs, and a leans,
combined sentence of ten months Cer
e in jail, in default the jail sen- ed ii
at tence is to be doubled. state
If this speedy justice keeps up minis
r the white lightning trade will
b1soon be stamped out, and that is Th'
r just what the city and district of W
courts and all reputable citizens coma
de of this section are determined Reed
he Kennedy Wins in Appeal. the F
sr- In the District Court Monday, port
si- Judge Carter rendered a verdict Tw
3i- in favor of the defendent, H. E. shot
:he Kennedy in the case appealed the
ar, from the city court of Bogalusa suspi
i a in which Kennedy was convicted Fr
es, of being drunk on the streets on O'MI
re- October 23rd, the day of the kill- Sout
one ing of Will Seal by policeman Chai
In rendering his decision Judge
rm, Carter said that in tnie case also
me the accused should have the be
Ito nefit of any doubt, and that in his
dis' opinion the evidence in the Bank.
ston trial failed to prove Kenue
dy drunk on the day charged, Of
hencoe he reversed the decision of
the lower court and found the ac*
rch oused "not guilty." Fr
be b. Brown of the City Bakery, -
and keeps fresh bread, cakes. and
and candy to supply the needs of the
town. Give him a trial.
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ON HAPPINESS $
Poor Blood Makes $
Come the "Blues"
Once the vigor of red blood be
comes sapped of its strength, the
door to happiness is literally elam
med. Weariness ot body follows$
and it unfailingly engenders de
pressed thoughte. To be reserved
and oheerlese becomea a habit.
After a time there is an almost '
filmy dimnese in the expression of
the eyes and a pallor to the esin.
Days seem dull and dark and dif*
fioult. A sense of insufferable
gloom pervades the spirit.
Then it is that Gude's Pepto- a
Mlangan is the great help. It is '
a red blood builder. It puts red
into the blood-increases the num·
ber of corpuscles which make
blood rich and red. When the
blood is restored to its natural
healthy state, the sensation of Q
wellebeing returns. Instead of ,
shufling along carelessly, there ils (
the firm and springy step, the '
bright lusterful eyes, the clear
complexion, identified with the
strength and vigor of good health.
The druggist has Gude's Pepto
Mangan in both liquid and tablet
The Mary Gale Home of the
Young Women's Christain Asso
clation ias opendl in Jackson,
General News In Brief.
A break in the Irish negotia
tions was delayed if not averted w,
by the submission of new British "(
proposals to the Sinn Fein. m
Many Americans in Vienna
were attacked and robbed when
tfood rioters invaded and looted be
fashionable hotels. ui
The Louianan Federation of th
Women,e Clubs pledged support
of a mothers' pension bill in the F
next Legislature. n
Japan was shown by figures ofa
a naval expert to be the second
sea power in the world. 1
Methodist have pledged $492
262 for Christian education, it
was reported at the annual Mie
sissippi conference. E
General Diaz, Italy's war hero,
was given a royal welcome by
cheering thousande to New Or
lCensus Bureau statistics show
ed illiteracy in the Southern
states, including Louisiana, is di
SThe Louisiana Federation of
t of Women's Clubs' nominating
committee named Mrs. A. G.
d Reed for the presidency.
Steady progress toward normal
business conditions was noted in
the Federal Reserve Board's re
port for November,
ft Two jitney service men were
. shot fatally, one near Eunice and
id the other near Lafayette, and
a suspects were arrested.
d Frank O'Meara, son of T. P.
'n O' Meara, mnultimillionaire of
" South Africa, was found in Lake
to Charles after a wide search.
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New rules made by the Rail
way Labor Board recognized the
"open shop," affected 400,000
men and were to save $50,000,
Directors of the National Lum
ber Manufactures' Association
urged the quick completion of
the Lakes to the Gulf waterway.
t Thomas A. Edison and Henry
Ford left Detroit to inspect the
nitrate and waterpower projects
at Muscle Shoals, Ala.
SIt was announced that the
largest glass plant in the world
would open at Shreveport in nine.
ty days to employ 1200 men.
The United States and Great
Britain consented to act as
friendly advisers to settle the
"Shantung issue between Japan
Y and China.
Nine hundred American sol
diers departed from the Rhine to
' Antwerp.to sail for home, bring.
n ing many Christmas gifts.
Britain's industrial situation
was growing worse, with the peo.
I ple looking to disarmament as
'g one hope for relief.
Henry Ford and Thomas A.
Edison iispected the Wilson dam
al at Muscle Shoals and industrial
in plans were discussed.
e The Nipponese delegates told
the arms conference Japan would
re refuse to abandon Manchuria but
ad would quit Shantung.
d Republican leaders in Congress
appealed to the president to take
P* a more active part in putting the
of administration's legislative pro.
Eke gram through Congress.
February 18 was the date set
Sfor unveiling the monument at
Lafayette to General Alfred Mou
Ston, killed in the battle of Mans.
field, La., in the Civil War.
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