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Official Journal of Washington Parish and the Town of Franklinton.
VOLUME 2. FRANKLIN--N NEWI L TRAD APRILanro 21.N l
W LEADER, n.uzn 1M6" FRANKLINTON, LA., THURSDAYV APRIL 27,1911.
TELLS OF EVENTS 870 B. C.
Ancient Hebrew Chronicles Have
Been Found In Palestine by Prof.
George A. Reisner.
New York.-Atter spending the last
sIxa years excavating among the an
doent ruins in Egypt and Palestine,
Prof. George A. Reisner, assistant
Professor of Egyptology at Harvard
university, has returned to America
With his wife and little daughter.
Professor Reisner was assisted in
his work by C. S. Bishop, an architect,
and Prof. O. Bates, an archaeologist.
His return to New York marks the
close of 14 years' work in Egypt.
Last year Professor Reisner car
-led on extensive excavations among
the pyramids and was rewarded by
the discovery of nine almost perfect
examples of statuary of the fourth
dynasty. They were portrait statues
of King Mycernios, in whose reign
the third pyramid of Ghizs was built.
"These statues are of alabaster and
black slate," said Professor Reisner.
"They are splendid examples of por
trait statuary and more perfect; I
should say, than a great number of
modern attempts along these lines.
Tour of them are at present in the
Boston museum and the remaining
Sye are In the museum at Cairo."
Probably the most important dis
coveries made by Professor Reisner
and his party, according to his valuar
tion, are those of ancient Hebrew
Writings, contemporaneous with the
era of Ahab, about 870 B. C., which
contain references found in the Bible.
These were discovered in excavations
made late in 1910 at Samaria in Pal
estine, which was the capital of the
northern kingdom of Israel.
PUT FALSE RIBS ON HORSE
Steed Used to Play Role of Rosinante
Take on Altogether Too Much
Paris.-The managers of the Gayety
theater have found themselves in a
dilemma by the persistency with
which a horse continues to put on
leb. The horse at one time was a
candidate for the ax, but fate was
hind. The managers of .the Gayety
were about to stage Massenet's new
opera "Don Quixote" and they cast
about for a horse that could play the
role of Rosinante, the hero's charger.
Paris- was ransacked for an ani
mal lean and miserable looking
eanough, and finally they found a
worn out and decrepit steed. He
duly made his first appearance In I
the part and was a great success.
But the actresses of the Gayety, I
letting their pity get the better of
their discretion, offered the horse 1
loead, which he greedily devoured in
'such quantities and to such good i
pupose that, to the consternation of I
the managers, he gradually grew
tatter and fatter until he became
altogether too sleek and robust for
They were In despair, being loath I
to discard the animal, for he was a
good actor. Finally they mastered 3
the difficulty by painting false ribs t
on the animal's hide to give him the t
necessary appearance of sorrowful I
TO EXPLORE POLAR REGIONS
Rudolph Francke Plans Expedition to
Push Into Arctic to Study
Mysteries of Sea.
New Yorl.-An exploring expedi- t
tiob to the polar regions, the first
since the return of Peary and Cook
will leave this summer under Rudqlph
Pranche who has accompanied nearly I
a desen previous expeditions in varln .
ous capacities. Francke is now in
this city purchasing part of his outfit 1
and maklig various arrangements.
He proposes to lead a party of sev- 1
eal scientists and Eskimos from
Utah acress Ulsmereland, then to
Bradley Land, and it conditions are
fraorble, to push over the ice north
asrd. The irst stages of the 1our
aey will be made In the auxiliary
schooner Polar Star, which is being
bullt at Delasell in Holland.
The vessel is to bost $65,000, is of
weed aid has steel trames of extraor
dlatq stregth. The kel was laid
klb gJesut and by June next should
ei nuiuiy to start on its adventurous
'piinrSedtlon ns to start from
'amh4Prsncke's primary purpose
bfa~i udy the currents and other I
miebrleg of the Polar sea.
bastelar Language Discovered. E
P''`ILa, Ore.-Prot. Iee Pracht.- t
the SmithsonIan institution at c
who has just completed a 1
ht the Aljs tribe of Indians o ln
county and the U mpquas in
county, says the Alseas have a t
distinct from all other of the a
tague of the American Indi c
rpit is one ofthe 12 known u
ieaiug the gender in the verb I
~m bis, theeame actl6n by a man I
~aspmlsa is desinasted by a difer- I
thmra This peculiarity is shared
eatai itnhabitants of northern I
the ofa 4small section of soutb. I
and by the Kaffir of South Ii
I. MERELY OBEYING ORDERS
s !'ilcemnen of Mexico City Take Every
Instruction in a Literal
t Mexico City is possibly the best go
liced metropolis in the world, but its
officers, while vigilant, take every in
t struction given them in a literal sense.
I They will arrest anybody or anything
1 that violates a city ordinance.
A short time ago, says a New York
i er, who recently spent some time in
that city, there was a collision be
tween two automobiles, one of the
Smachines being so badly damaged
that it had to be left at the place
where the accident occurred. The
rpersons occupying the machine were
promptly bundled into the auto which
t was able to proceed and the entire
L party went to the police station.
i But that did not excuse the broken'
I car. It was formally arrested on the
spot and an officer detailed to see that
I It did not get up and limp back to its
garage. By some chance the broken
Sautomobile was forgotten for two days,
Sat the end of which time the police
captain discovered that he was shy
one gendarme. Investigation discov
ered the gendarme asleep in the ma
chine, where he had camped out ever
since charged with its care. And it
is very cold up on this Mexican plae
teau at night, as Mexico City is more
than a mile above sea level.
SHIPS THAT KICK LIKE MULE
Serious Consequences Sometimes En.
sue to the Man at Steer.
When sailors Join a ship almost the
first question asked by each one as he
takes the wheel for the frst time is:
"Does she kick?"
Kicking, as it is called by seamen, is
due to the action of the water under
the lee of the rudder, when the ves
sel's stern, which has for the moment
been borne skyward on the crest of a
wave, falls back again into the trough
with such terrific force as to make her
tremble fore and aft, and perhaps
wrench the wheel from the grasp of
Sometimes it happens that he Is
taken unawares, and being unable to
let go in time he is dung right over
the wheel to the other side of the deck,
often receiving serious injuries. Some
times a man will be pitched right over
board into the sea, and a recent case
is known of a man who received a
blow under the chin from one of the
spokes and died a few days later from
In some of the worst types of kick
ing straps are used regularly in near
ly all weather, and many sailors re
fuse to go to sea in ships which are
known to be confirmed kiakara
A Kentucky Forest Monarch.
When the War of the Revolution
was being fought there stood on the
farm owned by Pleman Harris a red
oak which had attained the age of 34
years. For 1886 years following, or un-a.
til last week, to be exact, this same
tree was monarch of the forest in
Simpson county. Measuring ye feet
in diameter at the base when felled
and worked into wood it yielded ten
cords. It as necessary to use dyae
mite in the procees, ha!f a stick be
ing exploded in each cut of eight feet.
The destruction of this mammoth
oak, unquestionably the last of its
kind in southeran, if not in all Ken
tucky, removes doubtless the oldest
tree in Simpson county, and at the
same time serves to remind the pe
pie that the forests in this seo.la are
disappearing as did Poor Lo, the orig
Inal possessor, ad nless some ac
tion looking toward conseivation is
speedily sel in motion there will not
be timber enough left in southern
Kentucky to stock a hoer .-ranklln
Would Prevent UllndMeis.
San Francisco club weoren lave o
ganized a society for the prow eatiom
of blindness. The subject has bees
interesting women in all parts of the
country, and an active eampaipi may
be expected another year by those
who have the good of the commanity
at heart and would tech that uauoh
blindness is due to carelesi lane
Tamed a Wild Swan.
A mild male Russia swam (the
largest and handsomest spelers of the
wild goose tribe) Sew into a Los Ma
geles park three winters ago. After
much cajolian I have trained him so
that he will sawer to the name I
) christened him, ad when I call "Bli
ly" he will run to am ad vill follow
me like a dog.
I do much of my literarl work in
this park ad Billy sits beside and
searches my various pockeis tor pop
corn or crackers, and his disappolnt
aent is pathetli it perehaace I meet
him empty handed or rather empty
pocketed. It was SEly a year'before
BDlly woldi allow me to approsh
within tea yards of iml, but by de
gree I have teasesds in wianiag
his condence and he aow dords eed
l-g amipsmm to v M imdie ad
SAYS VIVISECTION IS FUTILE
pTwenty-Nine Years' Experience Conw
vinces English Doctor That Can
cer Research is Moonshine.
New York.-Twenty-nine years' prac
tice as surgeon to the London Cancer
hospital so thoroughly convinced Dr.
Herbert Snow of London that "what
passes with the public for cancer re
search is utter moonshine," that he
stirred the members of the Anti-Vivi- 1
Ssection society meeting here the other
night with a condemnation of "the
whole system of experimentation upon
I the subhuman animals." It is, he said,
pboth unscientific and futile.
"No inference can be drawn direct
ly," he declared, "from any phenomena
I n the subhuman animal to mankind.
IThe fundamental differences of struc
ture in every direction are enormous."
As an instance, he pointed out that
lemonade, a healthful and refreshing I
beverage for man, was deadly poison 1
I to cats and rabbits.
"Salt," he said, "is fatal to chickens;
prussic acid promptly kills men and
elephants, but horses and hyenas take
it with impunity. Rabbits eat bella
donna, goats are fond of the tobacco
plant and of conlum, the hemlock
which killed Socrates. And so in a
hundred cases one sees the mischiev
ous character of drug experiments on
the lower animals."
The only sure path to scientific in-1
struction was, he contended, by the
reverent observation of the actual dis
eases in the human being, living or
DINOSAUR IS A REAL MUMMY
Prof. Osborn Declares It Discloses Na
ture of Mastodon's Epidermis
New York.-Prof. Henry Fairfield
Osborn, president of the American
Miuseum of Natural History, in a mono
graph on the dinosaur "mummy," which
has just been put on exhibition at the
museum, says that in spite of the fact
that scientists have been well acquaint
ed with the dinosaur for 40 years or
more, not until this one came into the
possesson of the museum and was proe.
ardfor exhibition did palenotologists
have correct or extensive information I
as to the outer covering of these
Professor Osborn says the museum's
specimen, found by the veteran fossil
hunter, Charle H. Sternberg of Kan
sas, is entitled to becalled the dinosaur
"mummy" because in all parts of the
animal except the hind legs and tail,
the ephileramis is shrunken around the
limbs, tightly drawn along the bony
surfaces and contracted like a curtain
below the chet area.
Accoldiag to Professor Osborn, the
Condltion at the epidermis suggests, as
a theory in explanation of the preser
ration of the remarkable specimen,
that after dying a natural death the
Animal was not preyed upon by other
Anemia, but that the body lay ex
Bosed to the sun atirely undisturbed
for a long time, perL'ps upon a broad
sand Sat of a stream to the low water.
HEIGHT TO COMWANU FARE'
nduoto'ors on West Penn Trolley
Line Must Measure All faMI.
dren to Pix Charge.
Irwln, Pa.-When a person accom
panied by a child boards a street car
here the conductor no more asks,
"How old is it?" but he takes it to
the front end of the car, removes itt
bat and takes its measure. If th<
child is under 41 inches tall no farr
53 charged. This system was adopt
ed recently by the West Penn line be
anuse so many children nearly the
else of men and women have beer
represented to be under he years o'
ge. Statistics showed that childra
ave years old average a height of 3i
feet. A mark 4 linches rom the Bon
in each car is used to determine :
Besides their transportation, par
seger', it is said, get a nickel's wort a
of tfn every time a child gets on
car. IUttle boys can ride to the'
heart's contnt if they are under ailm
and all the excuse they ned give 1'
that "mother sent me to the store.'
aeeping children Io parents' arms
however, must be wakned ad stoo
inianst the mark; little girls maw t
have their hats removed, and th'
child thMt is 'large for its age" mi -
gUy like a little man
Hens Under Searehlight.
Ti'nton, N. J.-James U. Donald. £
New York banker, who has a country
home at 1wing, near this city. has Just
falnsh' s eauippian his place with
3,004e.O cA1lSower searchllsgt and
UOO4caltd1epower arc light for protec
tion agaIns" chlches thieves who havr
bee dsppotiL his Iennerles. He his
also given to each at his farm handE i
rle, with ordtr to shoot if chickei
thieves put in as apgWaw.
The wires for the elkctric lights *e'
13 conocrte tnduw groun * so that tb*1,
aannot be tampered witi . The arS'
rangements sar such that ii, op n
of a door or window in the j 'wneie
ll thre on th ' li.ts
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 lie is hereby au
thorized and directed to execute
in favor of the First State Bank
of Bogalusa, two certificates of in.
debtedness aggregating the sum of
five thousand two hundred dollars
($5,200.00) to be paid out of the
excess of the revenues of the year
1911, of the Parish of Washing
ton, said certificates to be due
and payable on the 10th day of
September, 1911, and to bear in
terest at the rate of 5 per cent.
per annum from maturity, paya
ble annually, and that said certi
ficates shall be countersigned by
the secretary of the Police Jury.
Be it ordained by the Police
Jury of Washington parish, in
regular session assembled, that
the following be and is hereby
adopted as'the budget of expendi
tures of the Parish of Washington,
for the year 1911, to wiG:
Salary of Sheriff......$ 500 00
Tax Col's. commission.. 2500 00
Stationery and Books... 300 00
Clerk of Police Jury.... 300 00
Coroner and Cor. Jury . 2000 00
Grand and Petit Jury... 3000 00
Witnesses in crim. cases.. 2000 00
Feeding prisoners.. . .. 1500 00
Assessor's commission.. 2000 00
Bridges, building and
repairing ........ 8000 00
Treasurer's salary..... 175 00
Court House certificates.. 3100 00
Police Jury ....... ... 500 00
Court Stenographer .... 125 00
Coveying prisoners and
inter diets to peniten
tiary and asylum.... 1000 00
Jail certificates....... 3900 00
RoaA fund............. 5000 00
Public Schools...... 12500 00
Incident.1. ... 2000 00
Franklinton, La., Marcd 8, '11.
On motion, dly.v seconded, and
carried, the follo0wing ordinance
Be it ordained by the Police
Jury of Washington parish, that
there be and is hereby levied,
for the year 1911, a tax of ten
mills on the dollar on all taxable
nroperty within the bounds of
Washington Parish, Louisiana,
for the ourpose of defraying the
expenses of said parish, both
current and outstanding interest
bearing certificates of indebted
ness, for which the funds of 1911
are pledged; said funds to be
divided as follows: for Public
Schools,2 1-2 mills; CourtHouse
certificates, 1 mill: Bridges, 1.2
mill; Jail, 3.4 mill; Road fund, 2
mills, General fund, 3 3-4 mills.
It was further ordained by the
Police Jury, that there be and is
hereby levied, for 1911, a license
tax on all trades or professions,
within the Parish of Washington,
subject to a state license, and in
iamount eq ual to said state license,
as levied and made due and col
lectable at the same time said
state license is collected and in
the same manner and form.
R. E.E ANro,
N. E. BANNIsTER, . Presidn
When Cash Purchases Amount to
$5, We Will GIVE AWAY, Absolute
ly Free, ONE PIECE HANDSOME
We Have a Real Nice Line of Men's
Clothing. All New and Up-to-Date.
Our Shoes are Uuequaled Anywhere.
W. C. LONNERGAN,
A shoe that bolds its shape
wears longer and better
hold 'their' shape.
They're made to fit
the feet of the person who buys them;
every Selz Royal Blue shoe is kept on a
last until the leather seasons to the shape.
There's no breaking-in to be done, and
the shoe you discard will be the shape
of the one you purchase. We give you ý
the makers' guarantee on shoes beariag
Robert Babington, Ltd,
GIVING ENTIRE SATISFACTION.
Last week we sold 20 Screen Doors and
42 Adjustable Windows. We put up 17 of
these doors and all of the windows, and all
have given the best of satisfaction. 'There
is not one person who obtained our prices
that did not place their order with us then
and there. Doeo this not mean that
OUR PRICES IARE REASONABLY LOW?
Try us! Phone us! We will come and take
the measure for your doors and quote you
our price, free of charge.
Washinoton Parish lu. & Sup.
The Changing nTimes.
Little Aiche is the iaage of the tlb
tie daughter of the TurklS ambua.
sador in WashIgtom, whose wue,
MIe. 1s, is as Leutaem wags uThe
little girl will sooW -. 1 ibeo a
different standpont- thae ' .
members r ahis. heas
Celledt al ?he T` M
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