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Official Journal of Washington Parish and the Town of Franklinton.
VOLUME 2.I,T,. NEW .ERA, EsT.SUuUZD ,19S. FRANKLINTON, LA., THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1911.
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FUR ANIMALS FEW IN MAINE S
Trappers Compelled to Work Harder 0
Than Ever Before and Secure
Fewer Animals-Profits Big.
Bangor, Me.-Trappers who spend
the winter in the Maine woods work g
much harder than they did 20 years el
migo. They get up earlier, travel farther, t(
and take greater pains in attending
their traps, and earn about as much h
a they did when fur-bearing animals d
Were twice as abundant. They bring tl
in lighter loads and take greater pains fi
in skinning and preparing the pelts. *
They bring out muskrat and skunk h
skins that formerly they did not con- b
alder worth hauling, because with the
scarcity of minks, otters and fisher I
eats prices have doubled.
Profits, however, are very extensive, b
often amounting to 100 per cent. or h
more on rare furs, though prices for a
skunk, raccoon and muskrat are nom- i
inal. The pelts of New England and g
Canadian foxes are the finest, thickest
and most desirable found in America, I
Ten years ago the office of the Maine I
fish and game commissioners reported
that from 50,000 to 70,000 foxes were
captured every year, more than half
of which were poisoned. Fur buyers I
here say the figures are too high, that I
not for mwre than 25 years have there
been 10,000 fox pelts sold in one sea- I
Son ih.any Maine dit ict.
In many of.the oifqountry towns i
are associiatios wh~ keep fox
hounds to run foxes iksportsman
SIka manner without: desire for
profits or records. fibl¶est known of
these organisatioQh is the Brunswick
-ur club, although 'llounds are run in 1
lan pk6whegan, Dexter, Pittsfield and,
MStil a few days ago, in Bucksport, I
Monroe and Frankfort.
anee the price of a fine fox pelt
. ian'ced" to $5 each many hunters 1
S bhe.aved the best for wives, daugh
ters or sweethearts. An average pelt
' wll'bring 15 to 20 per cent. igore this
Winter than a year ago while the in
erease in 'rates on s grays and
blacks are even higher:
Raccoqn - atd mus elts are in
better demand than formerly and the
pelts of thep e4upgd bob cats are now
W ttiff-0. Loup cervier shins are go
lng at $5 and are hard to get at that
'ide.a--Mink, otter, fisher cats and
-m- lcan sable are constantly be
coming more rare and the prices are
Aidancing. A big black bear in Maine
is becoming as rare as a moose with
a perfect set of antlers. Records of
bears weighing 400 pounds or more
are rarg~lthough many cubs and
yearlings are found.
MANY SLEEPERS AT THE ZOO
-everal Animas' "Owl Lives" at
London Gardens-Wildcat Is
One of Them.
irndon.-There is a night animal
opaulation at thek oo which the public
mever, or very rarely, sees, and in
elhded among thepn is the wildcat.
The British wildcat has been at the
aso for four yeas and in all that time
he has never beeh known to come out
of his box in thl aylight unless he is
diven. Whedihe is driven out he
glares round adil spits in a fury of
HOW many people know that the zoo
ogsesses two little deer, now all but
ij7 grown, which are only the size
of Abbits? They spend their days in
the ostrich house, and they are called
Tavan Chevrotains. So long as it is
liht they remain cuddled together un
duer a truss of straw, and they will not
mo out, though a bowl of chopped
caWts awaits them.
' o nther prepiasasing creature that
a ti' laddensthe eyes of little girls
sad boysa s Mantell'sikiwi.
Rili loves his keeper, and likes tot
• be ospid l3al arms, If only he may
his eyei t t tightly shut, for
I is a hose eyes the sun
He is.i big as a good-sizedl
l. . ad he on earth worms.
RIE 0 HOBBLE SKIRT
neot ho Wear Garment
tGilve Den Score Agaihat
s p up an awful fight f
Ip ~n. On the onesd
.im e arrayed against itt
se are for it.
ve a hobble skirt
ening in Red Mend
ntilals to participaj
, ng of one of the
th fa decided sun
Spreaet catlona are the
will ·wih tin the strife with
a attos r the acceptance of
icense Gun Toters.
-Th. next Massachusetta
i- be asked to pass a bil
will fhrbidany one not belong_
thi mitl or police force to
,t lease, receive, use, or cat
lia without isecuring a spe.
for tht purpose.
as been prepared with the
and lndorsement of aD
ahttnews ofthe state
STRANGER CASHED THE BET Tr
Gerald Egan, Society Athlete of Wash. Eir
Ington, Agreed That Discretion
Was Better Part of Valor.
This is the story of the one time I
that Gerald Egan of Washington, sod sto
ety man and all-round athlete, refused an
to fight. bei
It happened in the lobby ot a small ye0
hotel in a West Virginia town in the J
dead of night. Egan was talking to Pr
the hotel clerk when a stranger, salz en
feet tall and built on the lines of Sam- hit
son, lounged in and carefully looked ni
him over. Egan paid no attention to d&
After a few minutes the stranger dli
walked to the main door, sprang up 5k
and caught hold of the door and drew II
himself up three times, each time If
making his chin go up to the level
of the beam. It was the athletic stunt sh
known among boys as "chinning the cl
Having completed his exercise, the 51
West Virginia giant walked up to to
Egan and said: na
"Pay me." m
"Pay you for what?" asked Egan.
"Why," said the stranger in great tu
indignation, "didn't you Just bet me bl
$5 that I couldn't chin myself?" a
"I never said a word to you in mY hi
life," contradicted Egan. tM
The stranger, now thoroughly i.a o
censed, turned to the hotel clerk. li
"Jack," he demanded, "didn't this Is
guy Just bet me five that I couldn't w
chin myself three times?" ci
"I don't remember' what was said," Ic
was the diplomatic clerk's contrlbu- It
tlon to the argument.
Egan started out of the hotel, but
the big man sprang In front of him C
and closed the door. a
"No, you don't!" he snarled vicious. g
ly. "You pay me or you don't get out 4
"But I never bet you anything." pro'
"Don't crawl!" warned the stranger.
"Pay Op. I'm going to cash this bet
or bust. I ain't going to be an easl
mark all my life."
Egan paid.-The Popular Magasila
BEARD'S'i OHIGINAL FUNCTION
Hirsute Adornment of Man Was In.
tended to Shield the Face,
Throat and Chest.
Why has nature provided man with
a beard, and why has woman not been
blessed-or bothered-with the same
facial adornment. Dr. James J. Walsh
a well known writer and lecturer on
medical subjects, declares there is no I
doubt that the beard was originally
a provision of nature for the protec
tion of the face of man, an out-door
creature, against tlb elements. It was
a shield for the face, the throat and
the chest. Man in earlier days wrs
very little in the way of clothes. The
upper part of his body, the shoulders,,
chest and neck, were entirely bare, as
far as we know, and in need of some
kind of protection. So nature gave
him a thick beard. Another theory
is that propounded by Doctor Hunt of
Boston, who in the course of a paper
on the subject recently observed:
"Woman finds a natural protection fol
her throat and chest in the fine layers
of fat that 1o ljust under the skin
covering her neck, shoulders and
chest. Consequently she needs no
mat of hair to shield her chin and
throat. The laiTnx and traohes are
removed further from theim arface of
the skin in a woman than'in a man.
Hence nature has provided a beard
for a man for the purpose of protect.
I ing him, just as the layers of fat proe
tect a w;oman. You rarely find a ver
Sheavy growth of beard on a fat mat.
Sturdy young Archibald, perplentd
r by the behavior of a visitinlg rt as In.
Sdian lecturer, Inquired-the reason o
I the man's peculiar method of salutt
tion-fingertips touching on breast, the
body bent in a deep bow. Archideg
Smother explalned that the movement
meant: "I bow to the spiritual with
in yeou" adding, sotto voce, to her
Samused husband: "And it's just as
well be doesn't care for 'personal ceo
tact' with Americans, for I for ea,
rdally wouldn't care to shake hans
A few days later the Eat Indian
suavely Inquired of the boy, boawin;
t monkey-like, before him, If he knen
what the geture of gretlng was aIs
t tended to say.
i "Oh, yea,", pinned the lad. gr l.
-I It means, i bow to the sprltual witlh
*1 In you,' but wouldn't be faO dded
touchins year hand!"
L Sawdust tomamlnate a tnrem
S. Sawdust contaminates water, a.
- cording to the deialesi of a Virginls
court in the case brought by real
dents along the banks tof a strea
to prevent the owners of a eawmll
is from dumplnag th dust from their mill.
Il Into the water.
g The farmers testified that the saw.
to I dust gave the water such a color ad
a offensive odor that the cattle woIo"
e. not drink it. On the streangth oft sr
testimony and other facts brought. e*
a the court ordered the sawalll ~arple
I' to make other dispadositio aq
THEIR PLUMAGE LUMINOUS P4
Birds With Shining Feathers Probablf
Have Been in Contact With De ]
caying Matter or Touchwood.
No! This is not a "nature faker" Jur
story. Stay your hand, gentle reader,
and hear the explanation before you in r
besin to hurl "short and uglies" from '
your sling. the
A gentleman writing to Le Chasseur the
Francais describes a singular phenom the
enon observed by him on a recent all
hunting trip to the Pyrenees. In the
erly morning of a gray and lowering
d&y he heard a muffled, whirring tim
sound like that of the propeller of a and
distant aeroplane, and looking at the ord
sky, beheld the soft glow of two
lights-electric bulbs, apparently, of mu
Ave or six candle power. sar
But to his amasement the supposed
ship of the air resolved itself on a
closer approach into two large birds pa;
with softly luminous plumage. A luckt foe
shot brought them to earth and it waS i
found that the extinction of life did
not diminish the luminosity, which Ba
seemed resident in the feathers. gal
In commenting on this case, La Nam
tare declares that the phenomenon is
by no means rare and is susceptible to eai
a very simple explanation. The bird pa
has merely soiled its feathers by con*
tact with some luminiferous mal m O
or vegetable matter such as decaying un
fish or touchwood. The latter source pc
is especially probable, as owls, on
which the luminosity has been spe
dally observed, commonly live in hoe
lows of trees and thus particularli Jo
liable to come in contact with touch
Doubtless many picturesque legendd in
of wandering lights and fitting Ares of
ascribed to ghostly, 4emonlta or san
glelc visitants, according to the pro de
dices of the observer, may be euasili fli
explained in this simple manner.
UKE CROSSING THE RED SEA H1
Seemingly. Miraculous Occurrence
. Save a Blind Latter Day israelite
Prom a Ba dDuc klng..
The hqsts' of Israel crousiliri
Red SEe encountered no greater mix! P4
adle than that which saved a reproe b]
sentative of their race a ducking id fl
Broadway the other day. The latte( ti
day Israelite was blind. .With a stick
he walked slowly past Grace church.
SInside Huntington Close a large sised
hose that was for the moment unatt Ji
tended had wriggled itself around ri
nozzle end toward the street and wad
playing a stream of water shoulde t
high clear across the sidewlk. a
I To avoid a shower bath in thda ti
good clothes pdestrias had taken
l the middle of the street ahd wh
thery flly noticed the blind ma'
Sapproach to the waterspout they we
Stoo far away to stop him. Three E
e away, two steps me step, then the mi
' raculous interoaeion occurred. Fo~
a moment the water ceased to fOWl
i the blind man passed on, then thq
stream shot out with renewed fore.
i The bystanders caught thdr brenth. I
SHuntlngton Close was stll deserted, J
R there was no l lble agency repo
Sstble for the interruption.
S"uat have got clogged up for ir
minute somehow," said on prsctcai
S "Mut have," the others murmurd
but they went away looain very swrI
oea indeed.-New York Times. (
In the Bookstore.
4 'Dhe man behind the bookstore couo
t ter was watching the fellow next t i
Sthe muagazine stand. As the lattee I
started out the clerk went after him.
'*le here, sir, you'll have to pay fe
that magauulne or put it back," he said.
"I'm commlttlng no theft,' slaid thq
perso aeosted; ean't you see I sa
ely tainkls an Outingt"
" (ell, lust let me tell you, my muan
Suanswered the dealer, "Success in LWfq
Sdepends on a lot of Work, aud if I a
iany tl Age, Bvrybody's apt to hold the
Mirror up to you and let you redlect o0
tyor pocultar manner of taking 8a
Wr her upon, musing that the Outlool
was dark as a Black Cat, if he didn't
pay up, the culprlt forked over.-it
S Poper Dietutee Man's Styles.
S~karslParhts has produced a ne
, user fo' men, La Mode Masculine
, with sm ision to improve the maiPl
Patrisa's dres. The new authorIty
Slays It doi wa that Flliers Is the only
3 Renhm n who Is Justfied In wear.
a a dre s suiat In any hour of the
A .' a ura's wardrobe must Inlude
gg sl. hats, e of whlh Is for
ruyq dai'; two soft, two derbles, one
SA Day's Work.
I "1 call it pood day's work t I
l -, toay," a friel saaid to me the o0.
1 er ay',and, of course, I asked hlm
, *'*Wel" he repued, '"I put down a
Sangu, la~tr a hardwoot foor,
-- wa wo cp . papered fOle m
Police Jury Ordinances."
Franklinton, La., March 7, '11
Be it ordained by the Police
Jury of the parish of Washington
in regular session assembled:
That the excess of revenues of
the said parish of Washington for
the year 1911, after first paying
all statutory charges, all charges
for services rendered annually on
time contracts, and all necessary
and usual charges provided for by
ordinances and resolutions, or so
much thereof as may be neces
sary, be and the same is hereby
appropriated and dedicated to
pay and satisfy two certain certi
ficates of indebtedness to be
issued in favor of the First State
Bank of Bogalusa, for the aggre
gate sum of Five Thousand Two
Hundred ($5,200.00) dollars, the
said dertificates being issued to
pay a portion of the expense and
cost of constructing public roads
under the supervision of the
Police Jury in the Parish of
That the president of the Police
Jury be and he is hereby au
thorized and directed to execute
l in favor of the First State Bank
of Bogalusa, two certificates of in
P debtedness aggregating the sum of b
R five thousand two hundred dollars
($5,200.00) to be paid out of the
excess of the revenues of the year d
j 1911, of the Parish of Washing
ton, said certificates to be due
and payable on the 10th day of
1 September, 1911, and to bear in
terest at the rate of 5 per cent.
rper annu fprer n't paya
ble annually, and that sai;Q - tit
Sficates shall be countersigned by t
ij the secretary of the Police Jury.
4 Be it ordained by the Police
b Jury of Washington parish, in
W regular session assembled, that
the following be and is hereby
adopted as the budget of expendi
tures of the Parish of Washington,
for the year 1911, to wit:
SSalary of Sheriff.......$ 500 00
Tax Col's. commission.. 2500 00
Stationery and Books... 300 00 -
Clerk of Police Jury.... 300 00
SCoroner and Cor. Jury.. 2000 00
Grand and Petit Jury... 3000 00
Witnesses in cnm. cases.. 2000 00
tb. Feeding prisoners... .. 1500 00
dl Assessor's commission.. 2000 00
* Bridges, building and
S repairing ......... 8000 00
STreasurer's salary...... 175 00
Court House certificates.. 3100 00
Police Jury........... 50000
Court Stenographer .... 125 00
,Co'eying prisoners and
interdicts to peniten
tiary and asylum.... 1000 00
as Jbil certiffates . ..... .. 3900 00
Road' fund...... ...... 500000
t Publio Schcls....... 12'500 00
SInoidentals . i .... 2000 00
SFranklinton, La., March 8, '11.
On motion, duly seconded, and
Scarried, the following ordinance
Af was adopted:
SBe it ordained by the Police
SJury of Washington parish, that
Sthere be and is hereby levied,
for the year 1911, a tax of ten
m~ills on the dollar on all taxable
croperty within the bounds of
t, Washington Parish, Louisiana,
:for the p-urpose of defraying the
expenses of said parish, both
current and outstanding interest
sw bearing Rertifcates of indebted
Sness, for which the funds of 1911
are pledged; .said funds to be
It divided' as follows: for Public
"t Schools,2 1.2 mills; CourtHouse
Scertificates, 1 mill: Bridges, 1-2
e mill; Jail, 3- 4 mill; Road fund, 2
so mills, Genet rl fund, 3 8-4 mills.
S It was furl hber ordained by the
< Police Jury, bi'i..ttere be and is
hereby levied, o .1911, a license
tax on all trades t*r professions,
within the Parish of Washington,
a I subject to a state lic,. se, and in
Samountequalto said sta li.cen,
as levied and made due 'nd col
lectable at the same tim a said
state license is collected atd in
m the same mlaner and form~.
JOHNSON & BROCK
b INSURANCE: o
S- I Accident, 0
" . Health, ý"
o Fi F ir e, I "
so and [
We represent several strong
and reliable companies
Summer Time, Fly Time,
Now is the time to do your screening. Before the flies
get into your house and you can't get them out, we' have a
big stock of these goods which we are selling as follows:
Screen Door Sets, consisting of one pair steel spring
hingers that you cant break, one fancy brass handle, and one
door latch all for 25 cents.
Screen Doors, size 2-6x6.6 for $1.20 each
"" 2-8x6-8 " 1.30 "
" " " 2-10x6-10 " 1.40 "
" 3x7 " 1.60 "
Dont think because we are selling these goods so low that
they are not a good grade, we guarantee them to be
iiinbu 'the market. If you so desire we will put up
your doors forithe of FIFTY CENTS added to the
above price per door.
SUPPLY COMPANY, LTD.
The Home Insurance Company,
of New York, N. Y.
One Haundred-and-fifteenth Semi-Annual Statement
SUMMARY OF ASSETS:
P rV.1.. Y Mb0Yai k e..
Cash in Banks and Trust Companies........ $2,823,450 84;
Real Estate, .............................. 1,15000 00
United States Bonds..........$ 885,000 00 432,750,06
State and City Bonds......... 5,858,838 88 5,72 !
Rail Road Bonds............. 6,8038000 00 6,A4~"1' 00
Miscellaneous Bonds.... .. 750,000 00 654,500 00
Rail Road Stocks .........6,80,000 00 8a.575. ..
Miscellaneou4 Stocks......... 1,370,00 00 1,745, 00=
Bank and Trust Co. Stocks... 160,000 00 482,000 00
Ronds and Mortages, (1st lien on Real Estate) : 4800 `04:
Premiums uncollected, in course of transmis.
sion and in hands of Agents......... 2, 261
C ash C apital. . . . . . . ... . . . . . . ... . $ 1.4 ,87
Reserve Premium Fund.. .... ........... 1 ,873 00
Reserve for Losses....................... 1,18,15 74
Reserve for Re-Insurance, and other claims 2 -,111 71
Reserve or Miscellaneous Accohnts due and
unpaid ........................ 100,000 0(.
a Reserve for Taxes....... .... .. 200.000 0
Reserve as" a Conflagration 8uplu ls. 1,5000 00
Surplus over contingencies and Q lhi stil
includiltu Capital .... ~ . .. ... 1 2829,618
d Surplus , r
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