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Official Journal of Washington.Parish and the Town of Franklinton.
VOLUME I. , N , .FRANKLINTON, LA THURSDAY FEB 2 111.
...__= ,u,.., ... . FRANKLINTON, LA., THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 191I. NUMBER 4"
In the latest annual report of
the Secretary of Agriculture,
published at the time of assembl
age of Congress in the beginning
of last December, the combined
value of all of our home sugar
production, including syrup, mo
lasses and beet-pulp, was partly
ascertained and partly estimated
to have been for the year 1910
about $97,000,000, against $101.
000.000 in 1909. This valuation
does not include that of the
syrups and sweets of the Corn
Products Company, which large
ly masquerade as cane-sugar
compounds in table syrups, in
soda water, and In manufactured
The annual home production of
honest and legitimate sweetening
in this country, in round nom
bers, might be put down at a
valuation of $100,0000,000.
According to that recent re.
port from the Department of 1
A uiculture, the value of the
suar and molasses imported
lastyear is calculated at approx.
thus sasar and molasses!
we# among our leading imports.
When the balance of trade be
twten our iuiports and exports
is Very largely in our exporting
favor, the political economists
and-, statesmen of the party in
po4er, whei alat desirable con
di'n prevails, usually boasts of
it is a direct result of their wise
adiinistation of the general gov
That balance has been working
exnsively downward during re- I
ceiityears; anid some of our al- c
lei wisemen have already is- .
su~a the giievwarning that the ta
bathce must be in favor of im- C
po'fts within a very few years, C
anithat we shall be compelled to F
paymore for what we purchase j
abo6ad than we are paid for what c,
we sell to foreign countries.
Sugar has been permitted or it
compell etp be one of the most
importanttems on that object- if
ionable i4ooiL bly our own
state- i allen pro- e
d~cers against the interests of
our home-people, the free-born E
fksmers ou mers ca.
tasat made 850,000 h
short tons f~beet and cane sugar b
at bose. a spirit of charity ti
whia Ibht just as well have tl
p~roverbially begun at home, be- c
gat9It186, but culninst F
ini aspasm of generosity since 1
(he j ingf -this present .
oentury. we have made a pure h
dons'p$ie dauties on 1,100,000 1
~bror 6idt saftar to the sub
jpoC4 ropicml imperal col. 8
OiIe kfdB w~iI,nhe Philippines I*
u-d- PortoRico, to the extent of a
5(0,000 tonsu for the former an4 w
80(,000 tons for the Philippines D
ud Porto Rico each, and to ab ~
mach more suasr to Hawaii. andl
PBrto Roo may be able to malk
1 for the benefit of alicted a
Cubas by a special tarif favor, we o
adekocking of twesty per cent w
ithe duties on an-aibit i u- -
d of 1,500,000 loGI tons of at
-r , altho~gb the prosperity a
ch smtt i ~Oa. ll of
it_'ii s ry O...
(which we must confess Cuba did
inot exclusively get), to ten mil
The worst part of this geu
erosity, or charity that did not
begin at home, is that it has
served to arrest the progress of
of home sugar-production, dimish
re, ed the public revenues and priv
bi ate earnings of our home people
ng largely turned the balance of
ed our American trade toward the
ir- import side, and compelled us to
lo- buy abroad what we could far
ly more profitable produce at home.
ed Under the conditions of our
10 American beet and cane sugar
11- industries appear to have halted
)n in their combined production for
2e two or three years at 850,000
in short tons, or about or nearly
e- one-fourth of the total annual
tr consumption of the country.
in Without these enormous, home
ld sacrificing favors of free sugar
and tariff discrimination to
)f foreigners and our colonial sub
g jects of an inferior, alien race,
2- our own home sugar industry,
a instead of halting in hesitating
doubt, would surely have advanc
*- ed until it equalled combined
f production of our present beet
e and cane sugar that of colonial
i free sugars, which now amounts
to nearly two million tons.-The
Louisiana Planter and Sugar
Southern Boys tol
Have Exhibit .at
"The 100 boys in the Southern.
-States who have raised the best 8
corn crop during the past yeartI
will be given a chance to exhibit a
ten ears each at the National a
Corn Exposition to be held at t
Columbus, Ohio, January 30th to C
February 11," said Dr. Clarence b
J. Owens, Commissioner of Agri
culture and Immigration of the I
Southern Commercial Congress, a
in a recent review.
"There are 46,000 boys belong
ing to the 'Corn Clubs' in the
Southern States, and the South.
iern Commercial Congress, co
loperating with the United States
Department of Agriculture, will
Day for the transportation of ex
Shibits of the 100 moist successful
boy 'corn raisers, to the Exposi.
:tion grounds. The selection oflt
the exhibits will be done by the i
county and State agents of the
Farm Demonstration Work of f
the Department of Agriculture. a
We hope to bring together ex
hibits from 100 acres whose total
output was 12,000 bushels.
"The Boy,s Corn Clubs of the
South had wonderful sucoes
last year, and Dr. 8. A. Kntpp,
ofthe Department of AgricUilture
who is directly in charge of Farm
Demonstration work, anticipates a
even better results next year.
"Believing in the tremendous e
and wonderful risources of the
Sothr, the Southern Commercial
Congress is actively co-operating
with the United State Depart
m~nt of Agriculture in dissemin
sting correct information and is
wralIehitag verT carefally te pub
licatn of bullJ ~e&thieti may I
5e 3Mf e to /tlieouthern farm- 2
er, o tbattha.ymay be brought t
to his atte~ntion imioediately up- t
on publication. The Department 3
has tWebeuiy issa-ed twobulletins l
d ing state committee of fifteen
1- business men to represent the
state at the great meeting of the
r- Southern Commercial Congress
t to be held in Atlanta,. March 8, 9
s and 10. Governor Mann of Vir
f ginia, Governor Glasscock of W.
L- Virginia and Gov. Wilson of Ken
tucky, are' each heading such
e committees.-Louisiana Planter
f and Sugar Manufacturer.
r N. O. Loses
By a vote of 188 to 159, Newi
Orleans lost the Panama Exposi
tion before the House of Repre*
sentatives Tuesday. The SenatW
is yet to consider the matter but
it is almost certain that NeWi
Orleans will loose. Politics have'
figured considerably, in fact if
President Taft had not whipped
Republican members into line
we would have won, We are
very much opposed to executive
influence and control of a legis
lative body, and can not help
wondering how *Gov. J. Y. San
ders and Mayor Martin Berham
feel over this interference, espec
ially so since each of them have
so repeatedly practiced the same
unsavory political methods.
There is but one hope for New
Orleans and that is that the bill
be killed in the Senate and in
case it does the next legislature,
which will be largely Democratic,
will likely favor New Orleans.
Lee's Creek, La.
The Lees Creek School is pro
gressing nicely under the man
agement of Misses Lillio Mae
Williams and Ollie Tanrer. We
also have a good Sunday School
and hope that the older folks of
this will take more interest in
childrens's lessons then they 4
have in the past.
Mrs. E. M. Williams and Mrs.
Dolhe Clements visited the home
of John McElroy.
Capt. M. G. Williams is able
to ride out to Lees Creek.
Dr. S. M. Williams, of Pica*
yone, Miss, ws visitina in this (
vicinity last week and made a4
fying trip to see his sisters, Mrs.
W. D. Magee and Mrs J. C.
The farmers arouad here has
begpn to break their lad buot it
is very dry.
Miss Elihi Williams visited her
father, A. C. Williams, Saturday
Milton Williams attended the
play at Fmranklinton, Saturday
night he reports s good tihe.
Mrs. J. ILE Byrd visited her
mother Mrs. John MElroy, Sate
Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Richard
son ad Rosea and Gladys Mitchel
visited the Mcllrogs &6nday
Yon are hereby notified that
Thomas M. Burns, Judge of thei
ru siaa, n ao adi
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