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SOfcicial Journal of Washington Parish and the Town of Franklinton.
VOLUME 2. :t: ,. . ...; FRANKLINTON, LA.. THURSDAY, MAY 41911.
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WHERE GOLD ACCUMULATES
fueia Passes All Other C=u t rics
In Hoarding Up the Pre
Inuten years Russia has added $3~0,
000,000 to its stock of gold, raih;i'n :he
total in the treasury to $704,:.o ,r
Iven France has been pass' d i!. the
ntest of accumulation: in ten years
e Bank of France has incra:r dl its
hupply of the metal by $229,0o,"000,
raising the total to $675,0000.00. One
ear ago Russia held less than France,
but in the interval the former has
pined $66,000,000, whil( the latter has
lost $63,000,000. It may be learned
with some surprise that Italy ranks
third as an accumulator of gold
since 1900, its stock having risen from
$77,000,000 to $194,000,000, a gain of
$117,000,000. Germany has gained
only a little over $5.00000,000, while the
Bank of England's increase has aver
aged only $3,000,000 per annum, or less
than $33,000,000 in all. Its gold supply
today stands just under $200,000,000,
Which is exceeded not only by Russia
mad France, but by Austro-Ilungary,
and Is only $5,000,000 above Germany's,
and $7,000,000 above Italy's stock,
while, of course, it is little more than
half the amount held by the Now'
York clearing house banks alone, to
$ay nothing of the billion odd dollars
that is retained in the United States
treasury. Twenty years ago France
held only $263,000,000, Germany $1^S,
000,000. England $113,000,000 and
Austria.Hungary the insignificant to
"tl of $2,000,00, against $227,000,000
today. At home, the New York clear
tag house banks and the treasury de
partment have added $782,Y41,275 to
their holdings in ten years.
SHOW TO WIN POPULARITY
wdglst Method Is to Be Interested in
The People One
One of the surest methods of win
alag popularity is to be interested in
the people one meets. Not a lip in
terest merely, but a deep, actual in
terest that takes one out of one's self
and one's narrow circle and for the
moment places one in the midst of
another's sorrow or joy and lets one
lee life from her standpoint.
A girl who can listen sympathetical
ly. and with the real interest to the
details of another girl's wardrobe and
the list of her admirers has the germ
d unlversal popularity already de
It may seem a trivial and tiresome
matter and she may feel conscious
all the time that she has far more
nteresting things to tell, but, whether
er not she realizes it, she is laying
the foundation stone of friendship.
learts, after all, are very much alike,
sad each one has the craving for sym
pathy securely planted in its depth.
.But nothing irritates one more and
'taras one from another's personality
so quickly as the simulated and insin
ere interest which, eventually, is al
ways detected. The girl who says
with deep emotion and with the soft
pedal stop of apparent sympathy
twned on, "My dear, how dreadful!"
to" the confidences of a sickening
heart, and then hastens to break in
with some frivolous fact about her
self or her social engagements, is not
apt to win much affection, and cer
tainly not any lasting love.
Meerschaum Getting Scarce.
The valuable material from which
meersehaum pipes are made is con
tinually getting scarcer and the large
Inutry which has flourished in Vien
na, Bdapest, Nuremberg, Paris and in
the' Thuringlan town of Ruhla seems
magigered. The manufacture of
·aeachium pipes is much more Im
portanmt than is generally supposed.
The town of Ruhla alone has been ex
portlng In round figures pipes to the
yale of about $1,500,000 annually.
The finest grade of meerschaum Is
found near Eski-Scheir, in A\natolia,
Asia Minor, in a hollow, which in early
days was a lake, in which the meet
schanm was precipitated. Meerschaum
Is also found in other places, including'
.Thebes, Egypt, the Bosnlan Mountains
in the neighborhood of Grubschitz. and
Nueadorif in Moravia and in some see
*J* of Spain and Portugal.
S Damp-Proof Shoes.
When one is sentive to dampness,
Syet dislikes to wear rubbers, the only
alternative to most women seems to
be rubber soles. The chief objection
-n tuch soles is that they are heavy for
the house and necessitate the chang
g of shoes. A better way to keep
mat dampness is to rub the soles of
shoes with boiled oil. Dip a soft rag
in the oil and rub lightly over the bot
tem and edges of the soles, then turn
Sthe shoes upside down to dry thor
. eghly. Not only does this treatment
keep out dampness, but if repeated
ence a week when the shoes are new
will make them last much longer and
prevent crackling. As oil is inflam
~ mible, it should be bought' already
boiled from an oil shop. This is much
better than attempting to prepare it
at home, especially as the boiling ope
. aematiois are attended with some dare
WHERE ARE THE TIPPETS1
' Once All Boys Wore Them, Now
They Are Seldom Seen,
"Why," said Mr. Oldsby, "why, Pd
i:l:e to know, don't boys wear tip;~ts
ar.y more? When I was a boy evrY
boy wore a knitted wollen tiIppet.
Some of these were white, some of
a them were red. some of them were of
mixed colors. Some wre finished
j with fringe of the same material on
th.- ends, more of them had on , :r'h
3 end a tassel made of the wool; the
Sfringe used to get ragged with wt'ar
I and rough handling or one or loth of
s the tassels on a tasselled tippet was
sure soon to get torn off.
1 "Many of these tippets that the
f boys wore were knitted at home by
I thir mothers; many of them were
bought in store; every dry goods store
kept tippets, you could always see a
line of them hanging up in the store;
and in those days every boy wore one.
They would take a turn or two of
t their tippet around their neck and
then make one loose tie in it, not a
knot. and let the ends hang dlown
from front or back. See a lot of Loys
. in winter going to or from school or
but sliding down hill or skating and
you'd see around the necks of these
boys as many tippets.
"But where are the tippets now,
and why did the boys stop wearing
them? Boys are not any hardier now
than they used to be, are they? Or
did they come to think that tippets
looked girlish, sissified?"
SURE TEST OF GOOD MAN
One Who Will Stop to Let Boys Hitch
Their Sleds to His
We say he is a good man who will
stop and let the boys hitch their sleds
to his wagon. We saw one the other
day. A big smile that seemed to
warm the air around broke from his
face as he waited for the boys to
hitch on. The clatter they made and
their happy voices were as music to
Then he drove on, looking back to
see that all was going well. He re
membered he was a boy once, and
how much delight there was in hitch
ing on and being pulled. At timtts
he would laugh outright. ile. for;r .t
the $72 he had in his pocket, the pr;o
ceeds of two swine that he had hauled
in. His heart was on bigger things-
making others happy. And he thought
of his own boy back at home, how he I
would enjoy being with those boys, 1
and he wished he was.
And so he rode on, smiling and look
ing back, anf occasionally hitting the E
horses to make the sleds jerk, and i
hear the boys shout their happiest, t
when they held on the tighter or
dropped off in the snow and raced I
again to get a tighter grip. There is c
a scene that beats a banquet or an E
inauguration out of all reckoning, and r
there is in that wagon an old man 1
who is one of the princes of man" I
kind.-Ohio State Journal. i
London's Overhead Fog.
The partial fogs in which certain I
portions of London have been sub. I
merged during the last week or two
culminated yesterday in a black pall,
which covered the metropolis and the
suburbs for a radius of from six to
seven miles. It was of the variety
known as the "overheated fog." blot
ting out the light of the sun. but
bringing none of the unpleasant con- 1
sequences associated with the Lon
don "particular." The air near the
ground was fairly clear, even when
day was turned into night. As is
usual in such circumstances, the can
opy of fog was of varying density. ,I
Though there was a dead calm as far
as the tops of the highest trees, cur
rents of air higher carried the smoke
pall, now In one direction, now in an
other. To this reason were due the
curious effects produced of twilight
sutiddenly merging into complete dark
ness, which was exchanged half an
-hour or so later for a piebald dawn.
Connecticut Farmers Against Rabbit.
Most assuredly the proposed protec
tion of rabibts by imposing a limit
upon catches and by lessening the
opening season will not be approved
by farmers and fruit growers. Under
present limitations rabbits have mul
tiplied until they have become almost
Their principal offense is the gird
ling of fruit trees, to which they are
strongly addicted even when the
ground is not snow-covered. So far
- as known they serve no useful pur
Spose except as food; their pelts are
- next to valueless. bringing only a
/ cent each and "slow sale" even at
I that price. Farmers bring the addi
Stional charge that rabbit hunters tear
I down and do 'not reconstruct their
'fences, and this complaint is founfred
Supon facts.--Bridgeport Farmer.
1v,-,.r s' r':e tr'.- -,,.,;; ,rly placed ,.
m':.Pt a:is to 1 e ;'alue of the
Sfa;,A and to the comfort and happ
tenas of the dwellers thereon.
CLMEST MAN IN WORLD
Naws That He Has Inherited Big
Fortune Does Not Change
A few days ago the calmest man in
the world arrived here, says the New
York correspondent of the Cincinnati
Times-Star. He is John McCluskey,
who, for his Eixty years has been a
farm laborer in Scotland. Some
months ago his brother James died in
this city, and left a large fortune of
~everal thousand dollars to the broth
or he had not seen since they bade
each other goodby in the heather, 40
years ago. Andrew Wilson, an attor
ney of this city, was named as the ad
ninistrator. It was his duty to find
the lucky brother. "He was slicing
turnips for the sheep on his employ
er's farm, up among the mist clad hills
of Scotland," said Mr. Wilson, "when
I found him. I had traced his life from
the old farm on which he was born
step by step through the 40 years of
ill-paid and often most unpleasant
labor before I approached him. It
was not dlfilcult for he had held but
a few positions in all those years.
Every one in the countryside knew
"'Are you John McCluskey?' I asked.
"'I am,' said he without taking his
eyes from the turnips and the knife.
"'Your brother James is dead in
New York,' said I.
"'A weel, aweel, all men must e'en
die,' said John McCluskey, slicing
"'He left you a great fortune,' said
I. 'I want you to come to the house
with me so that I can establish your
identity and arrange for you to enter
into possession of the estate.'
"'I'll talk to ye at saex o'clock, young
mon,' said he. 'I'l be busy till then.
Tb$y fortune will keep, but thay tilr
will not.' "
DISEASE SPREAD BY INSECTS
House Fly, Mosquito and Bedbug Are
Chief Sources of Con
A Texas physician has demon
strated that smallpox, admittedly a
filth disease, is communicated only by
the bite of the bedbug. That
yellow fever and malaria are com
municable holy by bite of an in
fected mosquito is also an established
fact. The typhoid scourge has its in
ception in the filth that is distributed
by the common house fly. Rats scat
ter the bubonic plague, and tubercu
losis is contracted generally through
breathing the germs that are carried
in dust. With these facts known It
would seem an easy task to reduce or
eliminate the hazard to life that is
found in these dread diseases. Mosqui
toes may be eliminated by proper
drainage of stagnant pools or by oil
ing the surface of such pools. They
do not breed in considerable numbers
save in dead water. Those that are
not eliminated by precautionary meas
ures may be shut out of the homes by
proper screening. House fdies breed
in trash and garbage. Destruction of
these breeding places will to a large
extent do away with the fly. Those
that are left can be shut out of the
homes by proper screening. With
knowledge of the facts concerning the
origin of disease the people are able
to make plans for their safety. Con
certed effort is necessary, however,
and the civic pride of every communi
ty should be enlisted in warfare
against known dangers such as are
found in the presence of flites and
A lace manufacturer at New Saw
ley, near Derby, is making lace-trim
,med waistcoats for men. He is usinf
ight dress net over tinted clotl.
backgrounds. A black net over a
dark purple cloth, for morning wear
and a white net over pale green cloth
for evening wear, are two of the comrn
binations. The effect is said to be
both rich and artistic.
A Nottingham lace manufrcturer
interviewed as to the prospect of lace
waistcoats finding favor with the pub
lic, said that while the trade woul,
naturally welcome any innovatior
which would tend to create a deman
for lace net, men's taste in dreuL
would require a good deal of educat
ing up to the new garments. The
sentiment against the ornamentatio'
of clothing was strong in the masc:
line mlnd.--London Dally Mall.
How Pennsylvania Boy Caught Carr
It isn't safe for the carp in the We:
Branch to take a nap. Clarence 8her
fer, a ten-year-old boy of Muncy Dar:
caught a 20-pound German carp r
cently by a unique method.
Clarence said that he was walkir~
along the shore when he happened "'
see the big fish "sitting near the ba,:
asleep." He waded out to the fish a
putting both artis around it threw '
to the bank, he says, and It "nev-.
woke up until it hit." After it t
"wake up," though, he had a tuss!
but finally got it back in the field ane
then took it home.-Pennsylvanfia Reci
26th. Judicial District Court, State of
Louisiana, Parish of Washington.
Farmers Merchants BSank
Vs. No. 1738
J. B. Flanagan.
Notice is hereby given that by vir
tue of an order of seizure and sale is
sued out of the above named court in
the matter of Farmers & Merchants
Bank vs, no. 1738 J. B. Flanagan dated
27th day of Maich, 1911, and to
me directed for execution, I have
seized and will offer for sale and
sell to the last and highest bidder at
the principal front door of the court
Saturday, May 27th, 1911
between the legal sale hours for judi
cial sales the following described
property to wit:
27 1-2 acres of land in N. W. 1-4 of
N. E. 1-4 Sec, 36 Tp. 2 S. R. 13 E. St.
Hel. Mer. beginning at old Qr. stob
between Sees. 25 and 36, thence S. 1-2
deg. W. 8.17 chs., thence S. 89 deg. 52
min. E. 6.52 chs., thence S. 1-2 deg.
W. 8.17 chs., thence S. 89 deg. 52 min.
E. 13.06 chs., thence N. 1-2 deg. 16.34
chs., thence N. 89 deg. 52 min. W. 19.58
chs. to point of beginning, less one
half acre sold to N. O. G. N. R. R. off
N. E. corner as right of way.
Term of sale: Cash with benefit of
appraisement. This 2th0 day of Apr.
JOE N. MAG EE
26th. Judical District Court, State of
Louisiana, Parish of Washington.
Ed & Phillip Baham
Versus No. 1103
Brooks Scanlon Co.
Notice is hereby given that by vir
ture of a writ of fieri facias is
sued out of the above named court in
the matter of Ed & Phillip Baham vs.
Brooks Scanlon Co., dated March 25th,
1911 and to me directed for execution,
I have seized and will offer for sale
and sell to the last and highest bidder
at the principal front door of the court'
Saturday, May 27 1911
between the legal sale hours for judi
cial sales the following described prop
135 acres of land, S. 1-2 of S. W. 1-4
and 35 acers in N. 1-2 of S. W. 1-4, Sec
14, Tp. 2, 8. R. 9, St. Helena Meridan
Terms of sale cash with benefit of
appraisement. This 20th day of April
1911. JOE N. MAGEE, Sheriff.
M. K. SCHILLING, Prop.
121 St. Charles Street
New Orleans, La.
European and American Plan.
Comfortable, clean rooms and Jirst
class meals, day or week, at moderate
prices. Centrally located, half block
from Canal Street. Convenient to
shopping district, theatres, and
depots, Cars to all parts of the city.
Ladies will be met at train if requested.
New Orleans 6reat Northern R, R.
Fast Freight Line
New Orleans, La.
Cheap Round Trp Tickets on Sale Dally;
also Week end Rates in Effect.
PASSENGER SCHEDULE IN EF9PECT
DECEMBER 18, 1910.
North Bound. South Bound
No. 36-10:09 a.m. No. 39-2:48 p. m.
No. 38-7:45 p. m. No. 37-5:49 a. m.
North Bound South Bound
No. 40-9:00 p. m. No. 4147.20 a.m.
For further information, apply
to local Tioket Agent, or to
M. J. McMabon, G. P. A., or
G. B. AUBURTIN, A.G.P.A.,
941 Maison Blanche,
Naw Orleans, L h.
Long Distance Phone,-xaln 4u8.
VEZY woma't ho is well ostea
buys only trade-marked goods.
She takes no risks, for t.e red utation of
a successful 7roduct is too valuable to
allow any deterioration.
Thousands of women buy . ueen
,Luality' shoes silnfily because years of
ex~erience Aas taught tAem that any
shoe stamged "Q een Quality" is sure
to be absolutely good.
Burris Bros. Ltd.,
Guard the Family Health
Health is often endangered by unsanitary cooking
atemon Physicians have found that cancer is
caused by enamel ware chipping of and initating
If you have children or invalids in the family beware
of cheap cooking utensils that crack, scale, peel o,
tamish and rust. Disease germs lurk in the worn
places and there is further danger of tainting the
food. Health is too precious to take risks with it.
Pire Spun Aluminum
which are guaranteed for 15 years constant service
and will never spoil food nor endanger health.
This new ware is featherweight, beautiful, easy to
clean-oes not tarnish nor rust. The slight extra
cost is more than made up by long service and
aook For Trade mark
on Every Piece
The Maltese cross with the words Pure Illinois
'"1892w Aluminum-the original, insures that
r you get the genuine. There are imitations:,'
so be sure this trade mark is on every piece.
For Sal. By
Robed Babington, Ltd.
We will' not crush corn nor
grind meal any more.
Wasllisrt Mr Lue. & Sup, C.., LI
FOR SALE-6ne 35 Horse
Power Portab e Boiler, one 9'
Horse Power Enaine for sale for
$800.00. Apply '; .
Po. Box 155, " "