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Official Journal of Washington Parish and the Town of Franklinton.
VOLUME i. PRANKLIT NEW ERA . . FRANKLINTON, LA.. THURSDAY, FEB. 16 1911. NUMBER4
The (Ireen of His Trees.
There is a village in New Eng
land where every visitor notic'es
the trees. He can scarcely help
it!, But if he fails to do so some
friendly citizen calls'his attention
to them. The people love those
trees; they line the highways and
their branches arch across the
road. Every person in that town
will tell you that "our old minis
ter planted those trees." This
mitister wanted to do something
for his town, and each year he
planted a tree or two at an ex
pense of about a dollar or two.
And now? The lichens are grow
ing on the old minister's tomb
stone-the name and date are
hardly legible. But his memory
is as green today as years ago
he is remembered by the green
shade of his trees. Wasn't it a
pleasant thing to do?
A few years ago a graduate of
Harvard,returning to Commence
ment, noticed the bareness of the
college yard, and promptly gave
a sufficient sum of money to set
up shrubs in empty spaces, un
der direction of a landscape gar
ener. It magnified the beauty of
the place a thousandfold.
Think of the country towns that
might be improved not only in
appearance, but in character as
well by a similiar consideration!
For the looks of a street affect
the looks of the people who live
upon it, and make a difference in
their behavior. Every school
master knows how the disorder
ly and destructive habits of boys
are much corrected by putting a
rug on the floor and pictures on
ths walls.. The place looks re
spectable, and they respect it.
"Thy see somebody cares, and
they follow that example. It
works that way in a town. It af.
fects the manners of people. The
green memory of a planter of
trees and lowers is a hving in
tuence. One of the factors of
moral progress is local pride. It
b ains with a consciousnes of the
be-tDtypf the place. It is foster
ed by every effort to improve the
Sometimes a woman's club de
sires to do some good thing, and
doa` `quite know what to do.
Isi'bisi as inexpensive and ef-,
fective a benefaction as it can
flnd?-Iadles' Hlorne Journal.
.The Lowly Peanut.
IMapbb oCmcsal Appel,.
-Ata recent conference of oil
mill managers in Jackson it was
estimated that the acreage of
Missi'sippi in' peanuts in 1911
m~iftzhak150,000 acres. They
are displacing cotton in boll
Diinlg 191fseveral miills in the
*i0t fomerly engaged in crush
S cotton seed installed machin
jy for crashing peanuts. They
~4he ftirmer $1I per bushel
ko:;i u,' delivered at the mill.
ng peof:eanuts for oil
mills is something of
but in view of the
SUnited States an
rts large quantities of
* dsoiepeanut cake
rmny, at would seem
,i ant industry is one of
The i is used in con
quntitiesin the mnann
to oas eiul olive oil.
i a. afdandvpos-r
of an excellent 'avor.
cale retain abr e the oil
been cui$ tithe seed
to ~utan mre alublefi
a profitable basis, the Virginia
peanut being an est nblished com
modity in all markets of the
United States. Thle Mississippi
product can be made as good.
The mills, claim that they can
not protitably pay 1 per bushel
for the nuts any more, but since
a yield of 75 bushels per acre is
not unusual, and since the vine is
valuable for fora.e, and the crop
is easy to cultivate, a price of 73
cents would perhaps be profitable
to the farlmers,
If to hog and hominy for home
consumption there be added pea
nuts for a money crop, the South
ern planter will have made a big
step in diversified farming. The
peanut is a legume,and thus adds
to the fertility of the soil, as do
clover and peas, by storing up of
nitrogen extracted from the air.
SMaking the Best of It.
The philosophic consolation of a
wise optimism must now come to
Louisiana's aid in the statewide
disappointment concerning the
outcome of the exposition project.
Although many bright hopes
were made regarding the com
mercial and industrial develop
ment that would result from the
great influx of people and busi
ness of every sort into New Or
leans, hopes, that must now be
relinquished, yet there can be no
doubt that the attention directed
hitherward by th'e present agita
tion has in it the seeds of a
healthy development if the people
of Louisiana will take advantage
of it. Readers of daily papers
must observe that prospectors of
very sort are coming into the
State; reclaimation of waste and
of marsh lands is becoming a
fact and not a preachment; and
from every town and hamlet are
reported the small beginnings of
those industries so important to
the well-being of a community.
The hrger good has been de
nied Louisiana.. The spectular
results of a world exposition are
not for us, but the fact that this
is withheld should deter mine the
people of the state to go forward
in spite of reverses.
The development will be all the
healthier for being slow. And
the actualbenefits to the present
residents of Louisiana will be all
the surer.--St. Franc;isville 'rue
$100 Reward, $100.
The readers of this paper will be pleased to learni
that there is at least one dreaded dtsenase that sence
has been able to cure in all Its stages, and that is
Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only positive
cre now known to the medical traternity. C.btahb
begng a constitutional disease, requires a eoustitu
tional treatment Hall's Catarrb Cure is taken In
ternally, acting directly upon the blood and mucour
urfaces of the system, thereby destroylg the
foundation of the. disease, and giving the patient
strength by building up the constiltution and ausist.
Ing nature In dolng Its work. Theproprletors bave
in much faith a Its Curative powers that they ofer
Oe Hundred Dollars for any cas that It fails to
cren. Sed for list of testimontals .
SAddrrae F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toled, O.,
Sold by all Druggists, 75e.
Take Hll's Family ills for oasmtptlato.
To Purify Water.
To purify water sprinkle a
tablespoonful of pulverized alum
into a hogshead cf water (the
water to be stirred at the same
time). It will after a few hours,.
by precipitating to the bottom
the impute articles, so purify the
water that it will be found to
possess all the freshness and
clearness of spring water. A
pailful containing four gallotus
may be purified by a teaspoonful
of alum.-Home Dept. Nationat
BARRED ROCK, BUFF ILEG.
HORN, Rhode Island Red c=ock
erls for sale at$1.50 $2.50 p
head. Guaranteed be tbe
class, stock and. .nd ixed.
Come and see thetn. lso one
Berkshire male pig, seven weeks
old, from registerd swock. $10.
-- . M. A. SMITH,·
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Power Portt',ble Boiler, one '9
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Town Council Proceedings.
Franklinton, La.. Feb. 14, 1911.
The Mayor and Board of Al.
derman of the town of Franklin
ton, met in called session at the
Mayor's office on the above date.
Present-D. E. Branch, Mayor;
D. E. Sheridan, Robt. Babington
and J. K. Johnson, Aldermen.
The following bills were ap
proved for payment, viz: L. Dan
ziger for $2, Robt. Babington
Ltd. for $7.80, and W C. Lon
nsrgan for $1.50. Bill of T. B.
Erwin & Son Ltd., was refered
back for items, it being merely
a statement of previous bill ren
dered. and such previous bill
having been lost of mislaid.
It was unanimously agreed to
allow $4 per month to apply for
rent of office and bed room for
Marshal and to pay in addition
$1.65 per month for telephone to
be placed in Marshall's bedroom.
After discussion as to ways
and means to better sanitary
conditions in the town, it was
agreed to set apart Tuesdayv
February 21, as "Clean up Day"
and ask the co-operation of the
Mother's School [mprovement
League, as well as all the resi
dents of the town, in making thip
move a success. It is urged
that each inhabitant of the town
with homes and property under
their control, to see to it that
such premises are put in clean,
neat and sanitary condition; the
back yards and issolatod corner
as well as that part fronting
streets; to the end that health
conditions in the town be. im
There being no further busi-,
ness the meeting adjourned,
subject to call.
J. K. JOHNSON,
Be it ordained by the Mayor
and Board of Alderman, in
Franklinton, Louisiana, in-special
session assembled, that a special
license is hereby levied 6n. all
persons, firms, corportion or
partnerships engaged in the
business of selling fresh meats
forall kinds in quantaties less
than the whole animal.
Be it further ordained that the
amount of said license is hereby
fixed at the sum of Ten Dollars
per year for each individual,
partnership or corporation pur
suing said business or occupa
tion, same to be collected by the
M rshall of the Town, whenever
suci business is started in said
Be it further ordained that half
year license mty issue upon the
pDayment of Five Dollars after
the first day of July of each
Be it further ordained that all
ordinances or part of ordinances
in conflict herewith be repealed
and that this ordinance go into
effect immediatelv upon promul
gation, this January 5th, 1911.
D. E. BRANCH, Mayor.
J. K. JOHNSON, Clerk.
100,000 PEOPLE IN THE
SUNDAY SCHOOLS OF
LOUISIANA ON MAR.
The Louisiana Sunday School
As soeiatifon has designated Marioh
4tb, 1911 as state wide home visi*
tation d.oy and Maroh 5th, as
-nversal ally day. Every
Sunday school worker through
out the stateis nrgyd to ooperate
in this eam~i.i \Aili communi
ties are urge-o hasve a home
visitation cani asos r Saturday,
March 4th, aind hav;4 a RallyDay
Sunday, March 5th. For further
information write ,w. E. F.
8chuessler, 2009 .. Franklin
Street, New Orleans, La.,. o Th
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