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VOLUME XV WINNFIELD, WINN PARISH, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY, JULY 17, 1908 NUMBER 14
ABOUT OIL DEPOSITS.
lA 011 Expert says Surface In
dications and Salt Water
are Excellent Signs
J. N. Bruck, an oil expert, for
" early of Boston, but now tress
arer and manager of the Royal
Petroleum Company of Jennings.
I., in an interview with the
Times r porter. says that there is
a large bhed of oil under Shreve
plrt. tie continued. "the fact
- at they strike salt water when
Ihey bore is one of the best evi
deeces of a lasting suppy of oil."
If it was fresh water it would
not indicate a lasting supply.
-Where the land wa smore or lees
swampy nil ana gas are found
rarer the isurface. Mr. Bruck
id an ,il chelllmist.
If such are soulie of the strong
Sadications of oil then the Winn
geki oil tielal shouhl have an
abundanl t dleposit of this mate
rial. The groundi, is low and inar
shy. HN here Ih.: Pace oil well is
being bo'redl the water is very salty
and strongly imipregnatel with
gm.. In fact where the bathing
pool is locatedl a strong and( plen
tiful flow of water has b..len se
cured by bhoring. It is both salty
ant supplies gas for heating and
' liihting purposes from a reer
voir that separates the gas from
-the water. This latter is ilipreg
aated with both salt and sulpbur
=.as well as muagnesia and is almost
a". iufallble remeidy for cutaneous
There seenms little doubt but
that the spot selected for the
Pace oil well is an ideal one and
every condition exis a mentioned
y Mr. Bruck.
So stong is the growing faith in
thI existence of oil in this field
-hat it is weekly visited by inves
igators and investors, ansd a
movemlent is on foot to erect an
ether derrick near the same spot
aiad further experiment in the
search for the elusive fluid.
Already immense benefits are
being derived from the attempts
have been made to discover
in that loerlity. A splendid
tmd muchb ought bathing resort
mineral water has been estab
Jhed; g.as llun been discovered in
icient quantity to warrant the
.wf that it will eventually sup
y Winniiielb with fuel suffcient
domestic eonsumlptioan andl to
its several milanufacturing
cits. People are somewhat sby
I skeptoail in believing in the
istence of such supply. bhut
hb ain been the diheheit in
ery awl towards deV,,pmeemt.
ere, however are ausiennlt ev
c; already . narth..u anl die.
ered, to warrant the use of
enerly laU l grit hbhindl it to
n.trate its i~ente in p.y
-rude oil, which seems to ezxi
iuntol I volume bemeath the
ae of the earti,, ii the coP
- fuel, the eaobepet i. Lbe
1. Its utilishtion is only a
of time when presrtent
as used to locate and utilise
io unmOon with its unfai'iag a
paniment,;aatural gas. From,
conditions euxitingl i other
ful iields and a close study
the surroundiags, the 8entiael
strong faith in the eOacy of
effort to develop the Wi.n
oil and ga supply. As s.
* of i proui sad es
will vernfy this opinion,
Lacked by the suselt that
already bees aseiyed. esett
Master Guy Si ass, son ofrf I)r.
and Mirs. I. J. Sie.-, invited, a
number of his friends anIu school
mates to assist him in celbratling
his loth birthday, from 4 tth 8 p.
in., on the 12th of .lulv. At tile
appointed hour the guests begatI
to arrive anti the young host. at
si.tedl by his Iwtantiful little sis
ters. Miss.ets Clotile and Estelle,
graciously received asd l ushered
them into the spuciouts parlore.
which were beautifully decorated
with ferns anti potted plants andl
,lowers. 1% hen all the guests
arrived, they inaugurated severial
gaines, which were both ania.ing
and interesting, such. as menage
ries aitnd elephant's trunk and
many others. Prizes were given.
Ma.ter Willie DeLoach winning
the first prize and Blanchard
Harper the booby prize. after
which they were ushered into the
larg. dili ag runam, where Mrs.
Siess, assisted by Mlesuain.es .lc
(iinty, Cooper and D.Loach,
served delicious cream and cake.
The dliing room was decorated
with flowers and in the center of
tihe table was a very Ibautiful
cake on which burned ten candles
showimag the number of years the
young most had passed. There
were fifteen guests and all left
thanking the host aidi his good,
mother for the pleasure they had
hadl and wishing tl at he might
live to see many as happy birth
a 4a 1
Eastern Star Chapter.
On last Monday there v;Ls a
meeting ot Wyatt for the purpose
of organizing a chapter of Eastern
Star, the lady organization of the
Masoni? lodge. There were 20
signe. the petition, and bids fair
to become one of the best organi
zations in the country. Those
Meadaines M. Stone, A. J.
Moms, K. L. Barnes, Ida E.
Irvine, S. D. Freeman, A. E.
Beaty, Cora L. Meadows, Misses
S. N. Wyatt. S. M. Sims, L. I.
Mears. D. M. Stone, John R.
Siams, J. E. E. Meadows. W. A.
Beaty, F. M. Freeman, E. B.aines,
Joe I1. Irvine, J. B. Cumming-.
and Will A. Strong.
As soon as the dispensation is
received they will organise.
Change In Railroad Ofelals on
the Rook Island.
Mr. W. C. Hollater has re
signed as agent, and rumor has it
that Mr. Hollister is slated for
something better, and Mr. H, B
Moore, former agent and present
cashier, has been reappointed
We are in hopes that rumors
are true, and that Mr. Hollister
will continue as one of our citi
Mr. Moore is known personally
to every one in Winnfeld, and all
are proud that he has been given
º the agency here.
T. & 6. . Prsoals.
Mr. Parker, of the Tremn, st &
Gulf Railruid, left last Sunday
on h'se snu l veatioe.
Mr. Crusier, of the same roa l.
returned Monday from his vaca
Mr. 8ardan, of the same road,
spent a few days in Monroe the
raS of the week, having accome
Spaited Mr. J. B. Frick that far
on his rout, b in Chicago.
We must make our excuses to
our renders for the ahenee of
editorial rmtter n aoouast uof the
.ol ld proesediugs of the Police
Jury and Bcbool Beard.
to s F. D. Al od fer basrd
ad hkie. b .retarl o
ak amet - 148a
HAS A BABY SHOW
The People Gathered to Do
Honor to the Progressive
Town of Winnfleld.
Last Fridlav afternoon and night
1ithe Ladies.' Memorial Society
utilized the court house square to
Ilo honor to the babyhl(,~ol of this
ris.ing city of Wiintichl. They
institutcil a (contest by votes to
determine the most attractive
babirs between the ages of one
month to one year old, and be
tween the ages of one and two
years, with ;ce cream and cake
The funds thus traised are to be
used in paying for a cemetery
fence and beautifying the grounds.
Early in the evening avd at
night the lawn of the court house
presente I an aniimatted' aplper
ance, being tithrongei with ladies.
fair maidens aund clhihlren, with a
few gentlemllefn santwlWh.ed among
them to give 4',ntor to, the gay
throng, In.,tly in whirte. Beauti
ful girls waite.I on the tables. anti
each saucer of cre:aml cltitlehl the
patron to, ten vote in t he c',,nte.st,
or a penny a vote.
Each baby had a number pinned
ion it, ani there were twenty eni
tries for the prizes of a pair of
gold shouldler cla-p andi a set
(knife. fork andl spolon) f table
ware. The 11. . P[. P. Gamblejwas
llmaster of ceremollnlles andl Dr. J.
D. Nettles tabulate[d the votes.
The c.9ntest wavus waged until about
11 o'clock p. mn., when the votes
r were counted and resaltued as fol
low.s: First prize, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. F. Cooper, the next
highest vote being 3'35. Second
prize, sn of Mr. and Mrs. ,John
Moseley, the next highest vote
The electioneering was per
sistent and spirited, and the Sen
tinel scribe wondered what would
become of the indelpendence of
the sovereign voter if woman's
suffrage prevailed. lie wuld
have more minds in a short time
t;ian there were views in a kalei
The receipts from this very
pleasant entertainment amounted
to about $65.
The Memorial Association as at
present is lfficrered as follows :
President, Mrs. W. A. Mashaw;
Secretary, Mrs. Bertha Kidd;
rTreasurer, Mrs. H. R. Moore. It
is understood that the association
will shortly furnish the public with
a very attractive amusement. It
should be very liberally patron
ised for the sahe of the ladies and
r the highly laudable aid useful
aim of their organization-to pro
tect and brutify the last homes
Sof the silent sleepers of this city.
On Sunday, June 28th. 1908, at
the Postoffice one fountain pen,
Waterman's Ideal make. Finder
will be rewarded by leaving at the
Sentinel office. 7-17-pd
He Returns Thanks.
John II. Cooper cesires his
Grandpa Uncle to express through
The Sentinel his high appreciation
of the support given him by his
friends at the "Baby Show" con
test for a prize for_ good looks,
and would here proclaim, as did
a distinguished bachelor, "I am a
I Democrat," and hope that Mr.
• Bryan may have as many votes to
spare in his contest with Mr. Taft.
These thanks he desires especially
to extend to young ladies who
took so much interest ia the con
Another Veteran Gone.
S1)ied in Stt. i1 Stiice at 1:1; a
in , on Sati irdiay, July I1 I, 19Is, J
1N. IJi\ ui . L ecca. ed wa, born
iI tihe Stiate of Gcorgia, June 12th.
1,813, agcd <1r, )telr: and I month.
fioi n hi s native State lie came to
I .ouii.in:t when a small boy.
When war ,as declared between
the States, he responded to the
call for volunteeis, enlisting in
Conpany "K" in the organ zation
of the 12th Louisiana Regiment
at Camp Moore, La., on the ISth
da"y of August, 186i. This writer
having served in the same com
mand, can attest to the fact that
lie served as a faithful and gallant
soldier until his right arm was shot
off in onelof the battles around
Kene aw mountain. Returning to
his adopted Stnte after the close
or the war, he engaged in farm
ing, although with one empty
sleeve.by his energ9 and economy
he was reasonably successful.
Acquiring for himself a splendid
home on the banks of Red River
and rearing upon it a family of
girls and boys of whom he was
justly proud. Being driven from
his home by the recent flood, he
croisedl the river and sought re
fuie in a vacant store in Saint
i I ilrice at which place lie surviv
ed about fifteen days. 1his remains
S\cre consigned to their last rest
iu;; place in the St. Maurice cem
etery attended by a large gather
ing of relatives and friends. A
wife, three sons and three daugh
ters survive him, who have the
sympanthy and condolence of this
entire community in their bereave
ment, "sacred to his memory."
An Old Comrade in Arms.
i Shreveport Times and Natchi
toches papers please copy.)
Parish Board of Health.
W\innfield. l.a., July 14, 1908.
The Parish Board of Health met
this day with Dr. A. M, Peters,
r, 1). B. Williams andJ. T. Payne
On motion of Dr. Williams, Dr.
A. M. Peters was elected Presid
ent of the Parish Board of Health
for the ensuing term.
On motion of Dr. Williams, S.
M. Abel was elected Secretary of
the Parish lBIard of lealth.
On motion of Dr. Williams, the
President of the Board of Health
shall authorize the Secretary to
have necessary stationery printtd
for the use of said Board.
On motion of Mr. Payne, ti e
Sheriff of the Parish of Winn is
authorized to remove old matting
in court room and replace same
with new, after court room h.d
been thoroOghly cleaned.
Minutes read and approved.
On motion, the body adjourned
suilject to call by the President.
A. M. PETERS,
S. M. ABEL. President.
We notice in the Monroe News
that Miss Jusie Bridger (daught
er of our late lamented Judge R.
D. Bridger) is loading in the
News Subscription Contest; we
wish her success and any one de
string a good daily paper we
wuull-task that they sentl their 4
sIubscriptions to Miss Josie Brid
ger. donroe, La. Save coupons
* 41 *
Ed. Hlarrell gave a dining at his
camp inear Sardonia Wednes lay.:
Those present were Mr. and Mrs.
Hollister, Misses Pearl andI Alma
Wright aid Mr. John Wright. All
caume back well pleased with their
outing and voted Mr. Harreli a
See O'Quin & Gibson's page
ad. this week. They want every
one to know their goods. They
want every one to know that they
have the goods sad as williug to
divide proats with his ouatomers.
Winnfield School Tax Election.
S tat. , f l.inl-i:ll t. .
lie it rl''lit'ii lt-lt that wc the
undersigned Bolirdl of luper' is,'
iof Eiecti.in of thil l'Pri-h, of Witiini
did this daiy repair ti, the coi.rt
houose of said iparish fill. the iur
pose of compiling tlh ret'lrn 4 - iint
in by the comin iini1i1ti. L rns itft ipeci:il
school tax election inll \ i:ilil.
School District Winn pal i-h.
LoUi'ian'L., of a speciI . schooli
tax eletioi,,i lhiell thereiin on thlie
7th lday of .July, li:.s, for thli
benefit otf public schlol: in :aiI
tlistrict.And thlen andI thete Ihavin
arrived, we proceedtld in t'i, ltpri -
ence of C. M. Durhami andI . I..
lD)urham. witine.es knlolw n nn:"i
hereunto retIilrted :mil 1iltaliliel
electors of this parish andi a
many others who have cthosenii tot
attend, to compile said returiin
and have ascertained from llaidi
compilation that the votes cat
and amount of property votedl at
the polling places in said dli-trict
of this parish at said election are
as follows. For special tax in
district, 127; against speccial tax
diistrict, D5. Amount oit pro
perty for tax $175.142.01;: ailnunont
of proper'y again-t tax $72,3:.t;,
and having imadle publlic lprtlaim
ation of the abol, e reutilts, we
have closed this pre-eint process
verbal of conmpilatini of vtes as
required by law.
Parish of Winn. tli. 9th day of
.July, 190t. Signed in presence
of C. M1. DI)I.RAM,
T. T. DURHAM, L. L. ]DuRil.tx.
I. B. KEPNIEDri .
Board Supervisors of Election,
Parish of Winn, Louisi:aina.
DeWitt's Little Early Risers
are safe, sure, little pills with a
reputation. They are the best
pills made. Be sure to get Early
Risers. We sell anti recommend
them.-Phoenix Drug Co.
***** * 9** * *~**
Furniture With a Name
f Identifies its Quality
Are the Best
We carry a full line of
Furniture and Undertakers Goods
See us for anything you
Sash and Doors
We have a comijlete line Z
and can save you money.
Our prices are in line
WINNFIELD FURNITURE CO.
\\'" \, , ,p' -eti to meet our
• mig fi, .I I," ton lHoward, of
t',ir~ -t:tta. . , heard of tIII'
,,it ti t-,.: it .... Paleit. W ell, m i(!
i- litre takil.g :li. .itge of it: he.
is "ell I Ihle-a',i.
4 -t a
r..I. 11 gh ilt, olf Moini e,
olrt iof tlhe l .t: g, t contrac'tor'. ii
tie St:it'i, c alil' in yesterday a tI
is ;i, aii n e -tllitnate o in tlihe
.'i Elli uildil,;g. tot a-certain the
l:li:itg' hl thI KhIllv tire. Ml r.
11"riight i. a t lor tugh geitleiUati
licl l, k i,tl - I, ll, : Stlj-l,a' ,,.
'Th[e l aulghter. of the Con fe,
er'ae'y will lmeet on next Wedne. -
Siy " I ih Mi-.,. "' eagle at 4 p. ni:.
"R.lI. I. R. MooR:, President.
Illn. W. 1l. Wallace returned
l'eiieo.ay fromn a tour in the
etastern portion iof the State with
Sthe other utliiltbers of the Board
of Equalization. ''ley made thte
trip onI the Ouachita. Mason.
T'lensas, Black and Little rivers
onil a Steanioat.
lMe-r'S. J:at. Wright. of Winn
liehl, and Luther Sto.all, of Dod
son, cadets of the Louisiana State
1'nive'-ity, who. took advantage
of the uutunutier st ssiou iat the Uni
veraity, returned bollo last Mou
day to spend their vacation.
We were pleased to meet Dr.
T. C. Wren of the Jackson lode
peudenit anti Me..rs. T. J. Wag
goner. R. l. Ieddit: and M. N.
Hower of ('olumbia, who attend
ted tile .ludicial (Comiiittee meet
lng, o00 Wedi esday.
Informs the public that they
will have 2000 feet of films on
Friday and Saturday night. Ad
mission 5 and to cents. it