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Official Journal of Washington Parish and the Town of Franklinton.
IVOLUME 2. WAL N.EW ERA . UYAU.U IS. FRANKLINTON, LA.. THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1911.
NOT A RETIRING PEOPLE 1
Chinese Eat, Wash, Sleep and Are I
Shaved in Public-Story Tellers
The Chinese cannot be called a re
tiring people. As they eat, wash and
sleep in public, so in Canton you will
see the barber shaving his customers I
in the streets, the dentist (wearing t
a necklace of fangs) extracting a pain- I
fa1 tooth in the presence of an admir
lng crowd. Here, as in all large Chi. t
nes cities, wherever there is a favor- t
able spot, story-tellers may be found I1
amusting the people by way of making
a living. At the close of a recital the If
large and attentive audience are in- I
vited to throw down their "cash" at I
the feet of the story-teller, in ap.
preciation of the entertainment to I
which they have listened. The appeal I
Is seldom made in vain. The strange
Cionglomeration of ideas that finds a t
home in the brain of the average Chi
aese, and the medley of beings that 1
people his unseen world make it pe- I
cullarly easy for the story-teller to win I
the credulity of his audiences. And I
as ninety Celestials out of every hun
dred are even yet in complete igno- I
rance of the laws that govern the I
world in which they live, there is no
difculty in inducing the masses to I
give credence to any story, however I
grotesque. The faith of the people in I
the transmigration of souls lends it- I
self to all kinds of metempsychosis. 1I
Foxes of vindictive intention are made
* to appear as sirens in order to work
evil on objects of their hatred. Princes C
seeks the elixir of immortality under
the most thrilling circumstances. Just 1
as they are about at last to lay their I
hands on the long-sought and much- 1
coveted treasure, it, of course, eludes '
their grasp. I
PARADISE FOR THE CURLER
Seotchmen Flock to Van Cortlanft
Park, New York, Where They t
Have Exclusive Clubhouse.
Scotchmen who still keep alive In
this vicinity the ancient sport of curl
Ing have finally received recognition
from the park officials and have had
a elubhouse built for their exclusive
Suse at Van Courtlandt Park. The
Scots were happy enough when a lake
was mao on which they might curl
w1gtl the interference of skaters,
W #bdCUt; up the ice so that the '
"lbinelt" would not run true, but now
Sthat thby have a little house where
there are lockers in which to keep 1
brooms and other appurtenances of
the sport there have been some lively
acurlers come to Van Cortlandt b
frm all over Greater New York,
Tonkers and several towns In New
Jersey, and rich and poor alike In
dulge in the Scotch national game.
Practically every "stane" in use at h
Van Cortlandt was quarried at the his
terie island of Ailsa Craig in Scotland.
The Scots feel that there are some
canny qualities in this granite that
makes it far superior to anything of
a domestic nature. They weigh from
thirty-eight to forty-two pounds, and
it takes a lot of skill to slide them
properly.-New York Herald.
DRAPE CLOTHES ON STATUL
Males Works of Art at Pennsylvania
Capitol to Be Toned Down to Pre.
vent Shocks to Sensitive.
lfstrlsburg, Pa.-The male figures
In the groups of sculpture whish :
Georg Gray Barnard has created for
the adtnment of the main entrance to 1
-the state capitol are to be "draped'
wit) inough patches of marble. This
seabrance was given by G. Pigcarelli,
eInUber of the New York frm that is
tractin the statues.
While imparting this information
*M t'i ccrelllnmade no attempt to con
e· l his disgust at the "sentiment"
whieb thup compelled the "disfgun%
laof the statues.
W course the statues are nude,"
paId he. - "They are perfect master
pidoes of art, and could not be other
-ise. To drape them will be to de
-- at~4ir their artistic perfection, but It
C wi haveba to be done, because the peo
pgSheb e demand it.
ea't understand why the people
ab'ehould be different in their estl
o ( such things from the people
eflther piaces, including New York,
w;-'ir b nprotest has ever been raised
"a.tist the hnude statues at the cus
and elsewhere. Why in Eu.
einde statues are commonly totnd
-: R,*urches, yet in Pennsylvania they
Ni#ot allowed evep in a public build
Death Duties $54,130,000.
Total revenue from death I
France in 1909, $54,130,000,
uumber of estates an whjkq
d. 8T9,418, of an aggregp
of $1,250,000,000. Mort
th of this was hagi)*
&m~mmh line. By fg. Jddown
* 'Tlue esta&. .alued at under
Svalued at between
r0 epresented one
tal·i~ c amounrt taxred.
E TALE OF TWO POOR NEPHEWS I
" Each Tried to Please the Rich Old 1
Uncle, Who Then Made a
. There once was a rich old uncle
d who had two poor nephews. e
II11 And when Christmas came the two 7
a poor nephews were anxious to shoW *
g the rich old uncle how much they,
L. thought of him. ti
. Now the first poor nephew reasoned I
i. that he should impress his rich old I
. uncle with the great affection he boren it
d him by some tangible means. So he a
g drew out his savings and purchased
e for his rich old uncle a magnificent
l. gold watch, and had it neatly a r
,t graved. To it he attached a gorgeouas
. chain, put the whole affair in a aw' b
o ishly decorated box and sent it to his t
l rich old uncle with his best wishes.
e The second poor nephew figured
a that any extreme financial outlay s
I. would convince his rich old uncle that t
t he was trying to jolly him a bit too
P. much, so he invested a nickel in a t
n neat but tasty Christmas card, whihob
d he mailed to the rich old uncle.
ý. So the rich old uncle receivbd the t
. two remembrances and said of the I
e first nephew:
a "Humph! A man who will spend i
D all he has for a gold watch to give to, I
r a man who already has all the watches i
a he ever will need hasn't got enough
p judgment to be trusted with money. I
, I will leave him my blessaing and a few
e words of good advice."
k When he looked at the card he nod- t
s ded his head approvingly and said:
r "There's a man after my own hurt.
t He knew I would not care foran e- 1
r pensive gift and he knew that I would I
v.alue his good wishes, so he very 1
a wisely sent them to me in this inea
pensive manner. He shows a marked
economical trait and I am sure he I
will get along in the world without
any aid from me." I
So he made a new will and left all
L his money to ftond an institution for
the study of prehistoric manifests.
tions of microbic diseasesa in fossiliel
SURPRISE DINNER IN PARIS I
SHew Friends of Author and His Wife 1
S Carried Out Familiar Soheme
With Additions. 1
Parisian society has toed of the jig '
saw puzale and adopted the surprise I
dinner as a relaxation. Of course the 1
Ssurprise dinner is net exactly new, but
in the French capital some amusing I
additions to the original idea have 1
been evolved. Thus, quite recently, a
well-known author and his wife cele' 4
brated their weddliag day. They had
been out for a dive to the Bols de i
Boulogne and had strolled down the I
pathway where they beamse egageg.
They had ordered dinner for two at,
home, and when they reture for the
meal were a bit surprised to hear I
much laughter and talklng co3aag
from the interior of their Lt. On a*
tering they did not recognise the
rooms in which they had lived for thd1
last ten yearn. A crowd of their
f riends had iavaded the qprtaIt 'ts
and transfoved the chief room into a
I replica otfthe country registrar's of.
Ace in w .lch they had been msarril
The gae'ts wee trinked ot iike YB-'
lager., and the garde champetre or o
I calpotllceman wa master of the oer
monies. Madame wag laid hold of san
a carri.d of, and, dhsblte her laughing
protrts, was arrayd in her wedding
drs.. Before altting down to tablei
a repetition of the marriage eremnaom
was hilarionaly gone through and a
h bunch of ripe oraiges tilsued as a
ir substitute for the wreath of orange
i. Had His Last "LedU
Is A story is told by a 4ember of cm
gres wheever his brother is press t*
a That brother, an a pnsperous m t
x- chant, was incontinently edicharge
" from a position as boolkeeper in a1
1% wholesale groery store in St. Louos.
A curt note disamlssiag him, contain'
" ing no reason for the discharge, was
r- all that he neeived. Determined to
r- have an explanadtc, he wat to the
e private cce of the merhbant aee
' "Why did youe reme
"Because you wsre dsagerouso" .a
e the merchant uieatly. 'loe were lo A
I- e all the tlme" /
e That cured the young man cou lete
I, ly. He hau't been "loaded" !i sie
d that day.-The Sunday Magaigi .
d Pall to Spell i4j1 W5r de.
y Sprigafeld, Mass-in - 1,000 a
i. tempts tospellwordsgivenost in a re
cent spelllin mateh 1%tweas the gram.
mar school ganpy of the DUbihc school
at Lee, Masr' 14,000 ur or were
made. ,, nach was missed Ss .ana
o 7iaplls had an eQiualli sot tinm
In .. To Build Horse AMetteir,
rn Berlin.-The municpality oft 8berh
st las appropriated $85,000 for the usm
or atruction of an abattoir where horis
a liatended for human consumption
w be hilled. About 131600 horses
por anally useo r f od.
) DO BABIES CRY LESS NOW? F
This Man Is Told So, and Has the
Corroborative Testimony of
S"Being without knowledge of amy Jul
own in that line," said a bachelor in
young man, "I can't speak by experl
Sonce; but they tell me that the reason 1
we see now fewer of those comic plc- the
tures of harassed fathes walking the
Sdoor at midnight, or at 1:00, 2:00 or
1 8:00 a. m. trying to gquiet crying In. all
f ants is because infants don't cry now for
as they once did.
I "They tell me that a new ea has ti
come in the cear of infants and I am an(
ready to believe this from what I seed ord
Sof babies In public places. BSurely ba-r
bies don't cry so mnch as they did in mu
Sthe streets and in street cars and on sat
excursion boats and so on. ap
S"There is more peace in the world,
· and more quiet, and I am told that pa
Sthe reason for this is found in the fib
Smore enlightened care and attention is,
Sthat Infants now receive. They tell
L me that In recent years there has Ba
been a great advance in this respect: ga
Sthat the infants not only of the rich H
Sbut of the so-called poor as well are
now far more intelligently looked s
I after; that all small ohldren now get pa;
Smore air than they once did, and mor coe
i suitable and more naourishin food,
W ith the result that the babies are Un
better, stronger and healthier, livelier PC
and jollier, less restless and ncom- W
fortable and less disposed to cry; all
these happy things being due to mod
en science and hygiene. Ja
"And it all these things are true, as th
I believe they are, the comic artist .
has lost a subject but the world has in
Sgained a blessing." of
BARE KNEE STYLE IS SCORED fl
English Medilal Writer Says It Us. ex
I doeubtedly Militates Against Good 19
r Health of Children.
S Medical men In England now hays an
turned their criticism upon parents
who clothe their children after the e
fashion of the Hghlnder, leaving the tel
Sknees exposed by having them wear pe
stocklangs which reach only halt way bli
p upthe leg.
"It is true," says the Hospital, "that
this type of costume is popular in tb
Scotland; but it is permissible to
Swolnt out that even there it is rll.
Sif not a barbarism, at ay rate of the
Stime when a Highland boy, to sleep Ju
t warmly on a winter's night, dipped his re
t gtald in water, wrapped it round his th
Sbody and awoke the next morning
Swithout the sllghtest need for a don ad
Set aspirin. to
I "We no lonager have that race. ithf fo
Sr in the Hlighlands or elsewhere, and
Scertainly not ia crowded cities whern 8
the practice of the open lknee is pe Ti
Setullarly popular. Itneedonly beadd- 81
Sed that while such a practice may Ci
r harden three per cent of growing boys C
Sand girls, It undoubtedly militates G
a gainst the good health of 97 per
a et." F
Fen Ward Off Rabbits
S Owig to the Inreaseo rabblts q
- eartai parts o Australi amovement T
L ba bee stared in the Armidale di C
.' triot to coastruct a barrier fence aloe p
thn eastern side of Central Now UEp C
wi ll. .. wer to ** war of C
j medmats, which sew abosnd in
g rough country alng the edge of th
gI tanleland. These rabbits are begia
Sasing to crow westwards, and ae al J
Sready a ~la ther prmnn flt a R11
Sthe adjoining country. The Ugess F
a tloi is to link up the rabbit procf fer
a ceo which alreay eist talog the edge
ot the more settled area fron Wallcho
to Glea lanes districts, and thu out
eo the rough country where the rb
bits are thick, and whee then is
m chance of keeping them upnde. C
Why They Did Not Comply. J
S nday, January 22, always will b(
* membered in a New York famly, be.
ususe n Is nooident whlch happne4 f
: hICharlesto, 8 C., ila85. On ths I
* t a babygirlwas bornthIer Od i
day of her birth the mayor cl
SChai rlestos issued a proclamation on ,
* d.rA'g asll nocombateats out of the (
atyl o that they lght be a no dab
g a1 om the "Yankee troops'" undo 1
tm, who was thr etening to de
* eity. i copyof tthe mayol'
rMangf arme ln hebhr eme. Os
argia of the pipr is written is
a the * of the woman's mother
Y~the a aI woe eseaembateast
bet we re i T
Central * h en Io
A remarkable tre of e Like Chad.
med about the nlreg i a e l every
Africa. Itapow eroiac* %ew mont
way is remarkable. lea asere ad.
an estensive trat of la d, s ne
Sbeoamea in sotrble forest. . -
r season i iasa s to ow to the bi.
of from fbor to s meaters; In Ost,
orisf ta om to oU lfet
w hilaleg is msa to remble the I
mlimos nad its branches are thar I
Th wb~o o an be eat M ·Late nait4sa'
the atives wrk It up ite canoe.
enTh Tth mssonha uilse te
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 I
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
i and usual charges provided for by "
ordinances and resolutions, or so
Smuch thereof as may be neces*
i sary, be and the same is hereby
appropriated and dedicated to
Spay and satisfy two certain certi- "
m ficates of indebtedness to be I
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
t pay a portion of the expense and
cost of constructing public roads
Sunder the supervision of the
r Police Jury in the Parish of `
. That the president of the Police
Jury be and he is hereby au
Sthorized and directed to execute
in favor of the First State Bank
of Bogalusa, two certificates of in. R
debtedness aggregating the sum of b
five thousand two hundred dollars
($5,200.00) to be paid out of the h
M excess of the revenues of the year
1911, of the Parish of Washing
ton, said certificates to be due
and payable on the 10th day of
September, 1911, and to bear in
,e terest at the rate of 5 per cent.
' per annum from maturity, paya
' ble annually, and that said certi- t
fioates.shall be countersigned by t
Sthe secretary of the Police Jury.
Be it ordainied by the Police
SJury of Washington parish, in
a regular session assembled, that
Sthe following be and is hereby
Sadopted as the budget of expendi
tures of the Parish of Washington,
for the year 1911, to wit:
y Salary of Sheriff.......$ 500 00
I. Tax Col's. commission.. 2500 00
.1 Stationery and Books... 300 00 =
b7 Clerk of Police Jury.... 300 00
n Coroner and Cor. Jury.. 2000 00
e Grand and Petit Jury... 3000 00
r Witnesses in crim. eases.. 2000 00
Feeding prisoners... .. 1500 00
-Assessor's comminiesion.. 2000 00
Bridges, building and
Sq repairing ....... 8000 00
'6 Treasurer's salary...... 175 00
13 Court House certificates.. 3100 00
! Police Jury........... 500 00
' Court Stenographer .... 125 00
~ Coveying prisoners and
interdlcts to peniten.
I tiary and asylum.... 1000 00
a(. Jail certifoates..... . 3900 00
oc Road fund........... 5000 00
U Public Schoels.. ... 12500 00
* Inoidentals . ....... 2000 00
Franklinton, La., March 8, '11.
On motion, duly seconded, and
carried, the following ordinance
Be it ordained by the Police
Jury of Washington parish, that
w there be and is hereby levied,
~ for the year 1911, a tax of ten
tat mills on the dollar on all taxable
oi nroperty within the bounds of
.6 Washington Parisb, Louisiana,
U% for the purpose of defraying the
expenses of said parish, both
i' current and outstanding interest
b bearing certificates of indebted
ness, for which the funds of 1911
o, are pledged; saidfunds to be
sa divided as follows: for Public
wr: Schools,2 1-2 mills; Court House
mt, certificates, 1 mill: Bridges, 1.2
- mill; Jail, 8-4 mill; Road fund, 2
mills, General fund, 8 834 mills.
'S; It was further ordained by the
U Police Jury, that, there be and is
hereby levied, for 1911, a license
tax on all trades or professions,
* within the Parish of Washington,
'at subject to a state license, and in
amou0nt, equal to said state license,
'ty4d and made due and col
- Vq at the same time said
he lectabi. 9 is collected and in
e state licenl wer and form.
' the same manl.
. W. E. Bs ,
I~~~ -· dJ~.~
JOHNSON & BROCK
I . Life,
·+ Accident, C1e
"ý Health, 9* C
oL Fire, -
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 cait 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 "
S " 2-10x6-10" 1.40 "
" " 3x7 " L60 "
Dont think because we are selling these goods so low that
they are not a good grade, we guarantee them to be
the best on the market. If you so desire we will put up
your doors for the sum of FIFTY CENTS added to the
above price per door.
WASHINGTON PARIS LUMBER AU
SUPPLY COMPANYi LTD.
The Home Insurance Company,
of New York, N. Y.
One Hundred and-fifteeth Semi-Annual Statement
SUMMARY OF ASSETS:
P. ve. mZvi..Yas
Cash in Banks and Trust Companies........$2,828,450 84
Real Estate.... ...... .................... 1,150,000 00
United States Bonds.........$ 885,000 00 482,750 00
State and City Bonds..... . 5,818,38 88 5,727;166 00
Rail Road Bonds............. 6,808,000 00 649,4010 00O
Miscellaneous Bonds........ 750,000 00. 654,50:00
Rail Road Stocks ............. 6,880,000 00 8.574,87* 00
Miscellaneous Stocks......... 1,870,000 00 1,145,300 00
Bank and Trust Co. Stocks .. 100,000 00 482,000 00
Ronds and Mortgages, (1st lien on Real Estate) 48,300.00
Premiums uncollected, in course of transmis.
sion and in hands of Agents........ 2,042,261 79
Cash Capital........ .................$ 8.000,000 00
ReservePremium Fund. ......... ....... 11,645,873 00
Reserve for Losses.... ..........i... 1,158,815 74
Reserve for Re*Insurance, and other claims 285,111 71
Reserve for Miscellan ·" ccounts due and
unpaid ........... p1"......... 100,000 00
Reserve for Taxes......... and it ...... 200,000 00
Roserve as a Conlagration 6, more*. 1,500,000 00
Surplus over contingencies and S.. will
including Capital , : . ...... . 12,829,613 18
Total.. . 78,918
Surplusas sregardp l ey holders, 9,61 .
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