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The Madison Journal.
Published every Saturday morning. George Spencer ELditor W. L. Rountr-e Mnacr O fical Journal o: .!:t i: ,n ['.t -. . , 1..",", Board. M alit .n .. .. 1 .,,:. , .: .. . ': :..'. ., Entered .h&n. 1 , 1.: a "t . ,, . I .1 r class mail nr att. r .r . 1 . i,'T: . The J )urn:l i, n,t r,. . .-.i - . t ,;"'.i of corr, srItetr:: .. : TALLULAJI, iA., :ATIII. \Y, I'Y. _. 191 h. Three state oil it ,,:c, ,rs' ha',ve re- ie.ned. We fear that thlce '.vii i,: a grei:t sacrifice of the public i!:tcir .s.t .1::xit:1. t:;(' 'crid;l that must elap.e l,e ,rc new candlidatc:; can be persuaded to accept the j,,hs. The prol r. º,,,.: ,:. Ta'.ul:.h are busy getting streets a ;:! : li- . I resnlt able for the Tri-'a, s' 'r :!1 x'i m ,nt!h. Th3 fair is w.)rTh the n., :,: fo): th.-; 1; a'one. However th f::" . , I,: i n ' ..- - taining and in-tructive tha:n i, .::º ; y ar. All will a lmit thitt the la.;t uce wzs tip-top in every respee:t. Editor Krebbs, of the Lake Charlei American-Press conunents ,on the fact that all newspaper men who ran for tofice in the recent election were d:ceatel. Maybe the voters have too high an appreciation of teee newspaper men to subject them to such an uncertain fate as holding otlice. Any way they furnish a better target in their pro fession. ---z A citizen in one of the back parishes objected to a railroad on the ground that it would increase the value of his land o such an extent that he could not pay taxes on it. The car shortage indicates that the railroads are afraid that additional equip ment will make their profits so high that they will have to pay dividends and thereby get freight rates reduced. The 1916 reason bids fair to be a suc cessful one with Madison Parish. It is the first year in which the full effect of diversi fied farming has been demonstrated. As a, result our assets in grain, hay and cotton crops have been increased. Cattle are more numerous and of greatly improved grade. The experimental stage has been passed and in 1917 we can push ahead with the cer tainty of success. Now watch us progress. Villa has come to again. After having been destroyed a. Chihuahua, he made an assault on that city with about 500 men. He gained posession of the gal rison, re leased 200 prisoners, captured the govern or's palace, and finally retired with 1,500 Caranza soldiers, who had deserted to his ranks. He has more lives than a cat and apparently is more dangerous dead tnan alive. The happy day has not yet arrived when a senator or a representative can af ford to use the same energy in getting a beneficial law passed that he expends in securmng an appointment for a rolitical pet. i He slumbers in cobwebs until there is a job I open for a pet and then he gets as busy as bee. He is then on the job, conferring, wirepulling, interviewing, phoning, and telegraphing- lerily, he is a thing of life. But when it comes to passing public meas ures he is just a session or two behind. The city council of MIonroe has been re quested to resign. It seems that the present council is charged with being unprogressive and that it does not enjoy public confidence. Would it not be easier to induce the members to wake up and get busy with the public: interest? Judging the future by the past it I would be easier to reform a lad council than ( it would be to reform an inditt:rent elector- r ate. The proposers of the plan of a wh le- c sale resignation must be sanguie in leed to , hope to improve on the pres;ent persIi.,del ,of t the council thro:ugh an elkctin of new members. Had they not best hear the knawn d ills than to trust to luck in a case like this? t The news of the honrrible accident at t Smith's Station, near Vickhburg, in which: Mr. T. A. Chichester, wicfe arld dau: ht r a lost their lives, has cast a gloom over 'iallu- , lah where the family wa: vw.:l known and c where Aur,:, ,.: r, l.;'-, 'r, s A-,. .i e w, go to press the r.,w; ,. ,::i,-; tKi t hr ,. ,hbe r t: occupants of trh i,-fat,4 ;:ai,,, ;tat ws ,, was smashed inri,, ,- an A. & V. Ip.. :'"n: ,r * train, are nl' ex,,e. 1 ' ,, i; ,.. ;* l#d.I to, the distreis felt i,: r,..',. ar.,A frond. . sponsibility for tt., vw"i ln'. h;ias, not teen X fixed, but th ,'v,.r; r.rrsnt ,langr ,,f the a; of the auto is again brought to notice in the ti ' " V STATE AFFAIRS BOARD The New Orileans Times Picayune is r authority for the statement that opposition was (disclosed, at a cofl'erlrence there, to the State Affairs Board Amendme:nt whicn will be submitted to the people at the ensuing election. T'e Picaun:.e says concerning the atti tude of the voters: " It is always safe to ,redict opposi ti,,n to any lctislation which is aimed to equalize and, therefore, to raise as t 'es:n'ments which e'tcc.ssarily result in the raitin of ta:Xation on many prop e'rty , wnCrs. IL is true that the object i,.i c,, ..mes f11 om t hi,'se who have been l)aying le',ss than their share of the taxes and unloading sonle of the burden on others. The tax dodgler can be counted on to fight forever against paying his full share; and he is sufficiently numer S:.s to defeat nearly every reform aimed at equalizing asses:sments." We do not think that the opposition to the mea-,ure w1i!l be conlinedl to New Orleans, for we believe that the average voter will t see in the amendment more "tax-raising" than "tax-eiqualization." And it will take very forcible argument to convince the voters that the affairs board Swill devote its attention to the tax dodgers and that this board will be free from the - influences which are today responsible for the inequality in tax burdens. It is patent that a board of three members will be just as liable to succumb to t the pull and influence of men of big affairs as would be the present assessment officers. The man who bears the tax burden wants to be in a position to meet the as - sessor face to face. L Theoretically the present system is * perfect, but from the effects of pull and in fluence it is bad. The proposed system is theoretically bad and will be worse when it - comes to withstanding the same influences that have spoiled the present system. The new system smacks of autocracy and induces visions of oppression. The existing Board of Equalizers does not equalize because it does not want to equalize. The new board will not equalize 1for the same reason. On the sale question - of equalization the law confers identical powers. For these rearons the people will be slow to confer such radical powers on a board which at best will be no better than an existing board and which will possess the power of greatly increasing the burdens of taxation. tHonest assessors, acting in conjunction with an honest board of equalization, can make fair and equal assessments. The 1State Board of Affairs, if honest, can do no more. Analysis of thile remedy should be made by the voter before he takes an overdose of the specific. This accomplished, he can hear with fortitude the results, whitever they may be. SGOOD POLITICS Candidate Hughe.; has attacked the one weak spot in the Wison admiristration S-the forcing of the eiiit-hour labor law. Many conservative members of the demo cratic party are not in accord with the president on this subject but at the same time these same members are not willing to oppose Mr. Wilson on account of this single mistake. A calmn review of the measure and its effect on the political situation may not be so reassuring to the republicans as may ap pear at first blush. Mr. Wilson may have displayed the same political segacity in this m itter as has generally characterized his otn.r measures. The forcing of the eight hour law has been construed as favorable to labor organizations. T'he sympathizers ·with union labor are more numerous in the doubtful states where MIr. Wilson needs all tile support he can get. The principal opposition to the adminis trati.n policy comes from southern states, where .\Ir. \Vi on has votes to spare. So aiter all it looks like Mr. Wilson has played goodl politics in connction nith the labor con tro' ersy. how ever much his policy may be dis ta teftl to southern (demlocrats it is not f suflliciecrt importance to change many *"Itr:', a:nd if some vte. are changed they • ill ,ot r;materially affec·t tihe solid south. le Iove only emphasizes the fact that Mr. W\ilson is an astute pohticianli as well as a :;tatc;man. Nor will Candidate Hughes' 1 tirale against his policy gain republican v ,t.. in the north. l SANEL PICTURES FOR READERS OF STATES n - Now Sunday Featur3 Contains le Photugraaphs of Eighty Leading Movie Stars l~ ight ,n top (f the ntw r,,',gra S::re fa,:itule if The' Sun!ay ': t::'s 1- cm,.- m, ther-this tutu Im:nl ;:(' tur.,: of h; alI.g in, vh. - tar . ht n. ':: p. n your-r papetr wun'lr:i yu v.i!! ti'l n i' . v , .. a bi .au'i:it2 ul ..Ihi;a t:in . an1. :;tur : ,,f il'n.1 Wa.:!ker :n a new i .... l. an.! w:th hr, auto iraih ,n it. An I ,'try ., layi therei aft.,r y,,u \vi~ ln, s,, m . hr film star who', will rntin ,au ,.f v.,. 1 o i- , ,u t :re,(, y :o u have ' n.',' . Th1}, ý:c urie. ,:,: uitab r,'. f rf :t:n in'. 'Th,. a. are ji It th r:i h: :: f, ur yur :lblhua.i. Vth:t,'', : -'.. ,, iu i :,' put thm t' the.' wil fiurn!h yoiu j. , fu, r \ ry , isl i a l ii 'i, itf n Th,.v ar l'n i, x tip!.l ; ,:; new i l a e , pr'tV ,," ' 't i.ir11. the , ,!;, Ir ,'.S th uit r p'lr et i O to ,s ,;, dt (Ils ,f U'. , n , , 1 There' n,it :a :ngih we,',i-kn ,',Vn mrovie star v,,u ("::n think of that i not oe'nin:'., with your Stats one if t heseSundll.,' . t'harhiet'h:lin. 1: :r: l'ickfrl, .,largauiriti I';ark. 1'ran.i! I u:;hm:an anid ,t others art' in th,. e They are ticture': yu have' ntvi r r- seen inf, ire. 'That's le ,if the nits things ab,,ut them. Thise .i:ghty e stars all sat f'or lh:)tograis to go with our rotogravure section, and Sthe.e pictures will not be shown ay S where else. The collect ii n is not limited to 11 pr:tty girls girls and men stars with million-dol!ar inconmes. IS May'lw you'l like a picture of your I with your Sunday States as sure as Sanything. I:t NOTICE OF CANKRUPTCY D strict of L.ou. i-a:, a, !-s.: In the-_ tUnite(di State< I).:tr;ct ',.urt in and fir :ai, n t triat: Monroe InL islion.i. S n t!,, M::tt..r ,-f :, El-li.s., I:a.,n ruit; \ ,. 1" : ·, lia:,..iupw). I t oo: 0 fur i. ls ', , T. e -- itti " T o th, ioe I iir:,h II .'., ..r i.i n, J d e , I l:, ',f t ., . I , : 4', t ,f use t. iet of I. u i-i n; : ,: I, ' la. oi. ," ' !. in th' It'. rich . -a d, laist'i(., r( -m, ,'t , 1::: r,.e.rc,.,-nt., t!u.t ,,on tit lit t." if Au,.-;-t. la:.n iii u tht h]w: as (h1;,y :,,ljulgetd i:.nkru!,tý l,.I,'!" r .e %,"t, of Colw'rrt.-s rt.a ,,4t in,, I a:krutty; thtt h, h s duly .:urrnti' - '-red ',: i.- ''ri . ci'y .::* r n..nts :,l'ro , 'rtp y, a s l :I. :'uly c . ,..ph , 1(' .,.. all 1l lilt' ieq t rt'i:.. i't. otf .ai'1 acts ial. 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TRESPASS NOTICL Notice is hereby given that Ara by, Alligator anit Cox plahtatiiins in Madis.m parish. La., are poxted, and no hunting or otherwise tress passing will be aliwed. ·1-7 .; · '- 14 iJ .i. A. it t~:i V; I. 1 r/ " ...i . . , "-.S . .. F..` 1 ( t. r 1 ·QLC i ' t I. Ir -- *' KODAK 44 In Stock r, ~ T~ltr A cmplt i ; orKodks -Mc S 1 .n s o -w i r 11 k. r " IX) ! j- -, .~·--,,b -.---- - A conItiu o oltsan iw;i J1 17 1 ii t iO rs 7h - e V r qL'd;.1a". [ ' ". " , 417" (_ . a tUiiog aii '. Pilc,!ist f : i; q LIf 1 V b' f i) Oes with an 1h2(OI'iI0 Aicn u11't I.E~c,! I 1 rlAL Fihae~Bm EI· irsA-c jlats Clubs. t K~c-'- -· rRIAY OCTHE~13t, 1916 L AENILI\ 7. i;v''i , ul F\ \rS1 LI 4I. N (Yf;I.Y.J. .\ 1 AN II I L\...... eII i~~eoin..~ -, *I - ii , w·r : o LI ·, I , 2~ r (d I ·~h~i i I' *.i i Ii P~ · u, * 'i I.T I. 'rirr J1i (2I\tt : ~hLwTUR r-~- :? ;"·~P ·.1 *1' i , I I . ·. .* " * -.'P 0c ~ 1 · ' ' 4I ·jj W