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Franklinton, La., Oct. 29, 1914
The Ball Set In Motion.
In the unusnal occupations and
activities occasioned by the Fair
of last'week we gave you a week's
rest from the demands of the
Civic Improvement League, but
here is a bit of news so encourag
ing that we feel sure all who read
will be anxious to join in the
crusade and do something indi
vidually in making the Parish
site of Washington a pride to
every resident within her borders.
W. H.. Sullivan, Vice president
and General Manager of the
Great Southern Lumber Co., a
mam whom Washington Parish
is fast learning to love and to val
ue at his real worth, and a man
whose worth to the Parish cannot
be estimated, has made the fol. inl
lowing generous:offer of help in trc
beautifying the courthouse square.
Mr. Sullivan offered to put his be
efficient Engineer, Mr. Howard ev
and his skilled gardener, Mr. cc
Neilson in charge of the work, to sc
map out the grounds as to plac
ing walks and shrubbery etc., P'
and furthermore he most gener
ously offers to pay for all plants at
and shrubbery'needed in beauti- A
fying the square and give us the A
services of Mr. Neilson, the gar
dener', in supervising the arrang
ment and planting of same, with W
the further help of a visit once
each month to note the growth
and needs of the shrubbery and ti
instruct us in the care and culti
vation of the premises.
Anything more liberal than this
could not be dreamed of, but af
ter all it is only in keeping with
this liberal minded man's public.
spiritedness, and in the name of tl
every resident of the Parish we k
heartily thank Mr. Sullivan and L
believe that his action in the mat. t
ter will inspire us all to rallyto the u
call and each help in some way '
towards beautifying our court- d
To Refight the "Battle of New '
Orleans" on the Identical
Battlegrounds. 100 Years
New Orleans. e
On January 8, 1915, the de- e
scendants of the brave Creoles e
and other Americans who defend I
ed New Orleans against the '
British invasion one hundred
years ago will re-enact the fa
mous battle that gahked for the
United States the honors of the
"War of 1812."
On that date New Orleans will
be the host of a great number of
dignitaries of national and inter
national prominence and on the
identical spot where General An
drew J 3ckson, with his sure.shoot
ing Tennessee and Kentucky rifle
men and Creole inhabitants of
the city, drove the red-coated in
vaders from the soil of Louisiana
in one of the greatest battles
known to history, will visualize
the struggle exactly as it occured
The celebration will mark the
end of the "one hundred years
of peace between English-speak
ing nations" series of oelebra
tions and the one given in New
Orleans will eclipse all others in
point of general interest. A
three-day celebration will be un-u.
der the jurisdiction of the Louisi
ana Historical Society, and as
the State has appropriated sev
eral thous:Id dollars for the se
ries of events it is expected that
thousands of visitors will be at
tracted to the southern oity dur.
ing these balmy days of a semi- M'
tropical mid.winter. pl.
Not only will the battle it.slf ce
be reproduced but all of the pl
events leading up to the decidinu H[
conflict will be enacted by de- gi
scendants of the heroes of a hun- gi
dred years ago. All of these to
pictures of a by gone day will be to
renacted on the identical spots
and the historic St. Louis Cathe
dral, the Cabildo, the Spnish
Arsenal (built in 1770), Maspero's C]
and Tremoulet's exchanges, bc
where the defences of the city p7
were planned by "Old Hickory" in
and the citizen's committee of de, c
fense; the famous "Oak Alley" tt
on the old de la R)nde planta
tion, said to be the handsomest
double row of oak trees in the f,
world, now over 200 years old, it
the Villere and the LaCoste plan- tl
tation homes. F
Grandsons and daughters of
the historic characters long II
known as the best famili~s of ii
Louisiaua will be the actors in f,
these scenes and in the costumes a
used many pricel,,ss heirloons a
will be worn, Not only will the t
different buildings, whose ages c
have long since I ,pp.il the cen- d
tuary mark, be uiied but relics a
whose value run ti, the thousands d
will be taken from "the famous t
Louisiana State Museum. Among t
these will be genuine letters and a
battlefield orders signed by Jack. I
son, the battle drum used by Gen. I
eral Jackson's boy of color; (en -
eral Pakenham's field glass, drop
3 ped by this brave commander
e when mortally wounded as he t
d cheered his men to the attack on c
- the Ameriean mud earthworks; i
e swords wielded by both the Amer- c
e ican and Brittish officers, and (
flint-lock muskets and squirrel
11 rifles that stopped the British ad.
The whole series of events will
be preserved in motion pictures,
and after the '"battle" the lAouisi
ana State Museum will send the
ie completed reels all over the coun
) try as educational features for
school, colleges and historical
a The three day program in
e cludes: Friday, Jan 8, Te Deum
d at the Ursulipes Chapel; a ren
e dezvous of United States war
rs ships before the city, a salute of
. 100 guns from every craft and
. military organization, a naval
wparade on the Mississippi to the
n battleground and the reproduc
A tion of the battle on the identical
. fled. A battle tableaux will be
i. given that evening. Saturday,
as Jarn. 9, a permanent Battle Ab
v - bey, in honor of Louisiana arms
e. and valor, will be formerly open.
st ed after a mammoth military psa
p. rade through the streets of the
r. city and a ceremonial at the State
Musuem where relics will h,3 dis
played. Sunday will witness the
ceremonial in Jacksoil Square rte
plicating the '"Cr,,wniii of Old
Hickory," ;s given after tlhe or
ginal battle of New Orleans. A
grand pontifical mass in the his.
toric St. Louis Cathedral will fol
low as was done 100 years aIgo.
F. ihten Fish Into Net.
A na.' way of fishing among
Chinai, ith a net and clapper.
The r, etched on a light bam
boo fr:. the shape of a truncated
pyranii i 1 either sits I
in a be or he shallows,
strik. , the wooden
clapper, ..ch frightens the fish into
The followv.i extracts are
from a letter op Mr. Evans, Aet
ing Special Agent in Charge, and
they clearly outline the policy of
Fhe farm Demonstration Work.
"As I wrote you in a previous
letter, the department is not go
ing to engage in any campaign
for securing pledges from farmers
3 and planters to reduce cotton
acreage for 1915, The only
thing that is going to relieve the
s cotton situation permanently is a
demonstration that the farmers
3 are reducing acreage. This
demonstration, or proof, can only
be made by covering up the land
E to cotton with other orops, such
I as oats, winter cover crops of rye,
barly and the clovers. and pre
paring a large acreage during the
winter for corn planting in March.'
"The department believes in a
campaign for the permanent di
B versification of crops, growing
I of corn, oats, h'ay, other forage
and live stock. The department
does not believe in arbitrary or
d enforced red ition of acreage
I either by pledges or legal enact
Our slogan will be "Cover up
llthe lar.d." Plant the land with
3, other crops so that the consumers
i. of cotton can see that there is not
e so much to be planted in cotton,
. and it will have its effect. The
r world does not rely on promises.
I They must see. They must be
shown. Show them Cover up
n Now, do not misunderstand the
attitude of the department. That
cotton acreage must be reduced,
ýf the department knows full well,j
,d The salvation of the cotton farmer
i depends on a borafide reduction
e of cotton for 1915. The depart
ment believes that this reduction
l can best be brought about by
e such a constructive plan as is
. I hope that this letter will en
4 able you to see clearly your duty
n. in this important work before you.
, Wishing you success, I am,
he Yours truly,
to Mason Snowden, State Agent.
In order that we may more efficiently serve
our customers and at the same time conduct our
business more economically. we will, on November
the 2nd, inaugurate:what we shall call our "Four
Trip a Day Delivery Service."
We will take orders for morning delivery
until 10 A. M.; no order will be taken to be de
livered before that time in the morning, nor will
any order be taken after that hour for morning
Orders for afternoon delivery will be taken
until 4 P. M.; no order will be taken to be de
livered before that hour in the afternoon, nor will
any order be taken after that hour for that day's
We intend that our delivery service shall be
absolutely dependable and we wish to insure to
each of our customers that every order given us in
the morning will reach their home before 10:40,
and those given in the afternoon before 5:30. .
BETTER GOODS BETTER PRICES BETTER SERYICE
S. H. BURRIS, Inc.
Phone No. 10.
Sold at Babington's Drug Store.
A Telephone for
Do yOU want one.
We will tell you how to get it at sra1ll cost.
Fill out'and return this coupon toda:y.
CUMBERLANI) TEL. & TEL. CO.
Please send me your free booklet describing your plan for farmers'
telephone service at small cost.
R. F. D. No ........................................
Town and State..................................
FARMERS' LINE DEPARTMENT
and Telegraph Company
104 SOUTH PRYOR STRE ET, ATLANTA, GEORGIA.
The following Cars are on hand,
in excellent condition, and at bar
5-Passenger Ford $115.oo
Ford Roadster 190,00
Maxwell Roadster 150,00
Brush Roadster 40.00
FULL STOCK FORD REPAIRS
I guarantee these cars to be in
good condition-==All worn parts have
been replaced with new, and each
car is to be fitted with new tires.
P. E. GREENLAW
Representing Russell Motor Car Company, State
Distributors for "Fords."
$100 by Sheriff of Shreveport and $100 by J. T. Walton
CATCH THIS MURDERER
Killed white foreman of Good Roads Gang at Keithville, La.,
at 2:00 P. M. June 11, 1914. Columbus St,okl.-- ,all black negro;
very black, 30 ye~rs old; height, 5 fet., 4 or 5 ilches; stand, e,,e.t:
weight 120 or 12c5 ,ounds; small tnousritclh; 1br,'a rl,ite teeth; hlu,
gums, teeth out on upper risl t j;tw; wore hlack .r,ucrlwd hat, hut
ton shoes, cut full of holes to adluit air; blue ,,v,-rall-, blue shirt:
has .38 calibre long-barrel gun; thin or 'hatched-faced." I will
give above reward for this negro, DEAD OR ALIVE.
Notify J. P. FLOURNOY, Sheriff, Shreveport, La.
of in T cti \ti . k 1't iit c o w k
ftill fital h I It f ii o a t i'-' 1 .
llh .ll r. i it ev i t " s I :ha t t:I:i
cliine, j,. I( n l i-i ,ln l a t." i
il th i teace '. i ,1 tn ii , lhi v. h"
Grad-tl aldf li roii iiiW? an e" I ,.
three'iu lt ie a, ft i n I . 1il l1
1,1 d ians d I 1 i\ t , it t t ,1 1..
I A ndli1i ' l, . J italý lh i', il., ,',\',', it, "L I
vial;' i fol,l Ii 1\'1. tllls, fh ,l t!:,.
Tli e little sixyear-old daughter of
a correspondent related to her broih
er, age seven, a dream whic; , evi
dienty, she joy notf liienjoyed. He aid.
to her, very seriously, "Never mind,
teacheis r's dreamx are only moving pic
held Nov. 3 mind, . This is better ,
for whith tuheir explt anat Ions.
3rd, 4t io an 1 ti, c': wei . .p
plicane its hereb apply given that by a
tion at allthe pollllwi ertilaces: in rd
Grad--, 1914, for tvalid for owing ofiesar, to
wit:1. Second Gre-viid for
three years, tee $1 5o. F, Ist
adMember-v lif fCongress for Sith Con
gresio And District.l Hi t-
Louisiana for li 2n Railyears, fee Commis
Judg. e,. Court of Appeals, 3rd Ds-.
Pictures of Thought
The little six-year-old daughter of
a correspondent related to her broth
er, age seven, a dream which, evi
ordently, she had not enjoyed. He said
to her, very seriously, "Never mind,
sCitssy; dreams are only moving plc
tures in your mind." This is better
than some of the philosophers have
done with their explanations.
Notice ar hereby given that by a
proclamation of Hon. Luther E. Hall,
Governor, there will be held an elec
tion at all the polling places in Wash
ington ParA.h, La., on Tuesday, Nov.
Ward, 1914, for the following offices, to
Member of Congress for Sixth Con
Member Railroad Commission of
Louisiana for 2nd Railroad Commis.
Judge, Court of Appeals, 3rd Dis
trict, 1s. t Circuit.
Member Board of Equalizers for
6th iongressional District.
Member of Board of School Direet
ors to succeed members elected in
1912 for two years. in Wards 2 and 4.
City Judge for the City of Bogalusa,n clerk,
Constable for 4th Ward.
Police Juror, Member School Board,
SJustice of Peace and Constable for
The following commissioners and
clerks are hereby appointed to hold
said election, to-wit:y.
'Ward 1, precinct I, Boutwell-Com'rs, W. MW.
iWalters, JoeW. Wascom, F. D. Brumldd; c!lerk, .
rNewton .iller; clerk, L. L. Richardson.
Ward 2, precinct 1, WhiPope's ill-com'r, J. J.
itB. Roberts, C. .J1. Miller, 8. W. A a ; lksJr.;
clerk, C. KemB Ba.kston.
Ward 2. precinct 2, i.1. Hermon--C'or'rs. f.
Milll.. TatL. HerT. Ott, WAl Port Ler; c:lrk, O. .
vHard ,3. precinct 1, Franklinon-(i'om,rs, J. T
C. Pool, . oRichardson,.), ShrlT. D. liln; clerk, J.
K. D. Love.
ThisClem Pierbce.th, 114.
War 4, precinct 1. Biogahlnta-Con'rs, D. W.
Richardso , L,. A. Pierce, FA. JAdan,; clerk,
E, W. Suerviors ta Elcton.es.
Ward 4, pre at auct 2 Rion Com'rFridy, Nov P. 6thByrd,
bween. R Mitchell, hours of 12 Mizl; clerk, R. and One. al
yrupt, No. 1924 in Banrupty of the
ar United 5,States District CVarnao-('om'rs, Ea. Mtern
I)arit 5, precict of ouisianl, pule-om'rs, J. J.an
rler of the Honorab Wiliam Aling
SOrilkeas .rL., 1. J. BlD, G. 28th, 194.Adam; krk, Wir.
J . Kemp. , ill h l at
nil a rid he5, preines of aherida-o's,. M.
Tinorme, . cash on the spoAlut and im-rk,
J . Knigtur Tt.ee.
Hard W, practinct 1. Enon-Auctioneer.
Ha rry W, Fitzpatrick. Auctioneer.