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Official Journal of Washington Parish and the Town of Franklinton.
VOLUME 5. :'. ,\k ., ......... I:... -. FRANKLINTON, LA., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1914 NUIBER
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The Way Out.
"That European war is the
most outrageous thing that ever
happened," said the druggist.
"The slaughter has been so
great that no ordinary man can
realize it even when he sees the
"Yes, and its all useless," ob
served the village patriarch.
"War is the silliest thing ever
invented. When this war is end
ed the conquerer will be in as bad
shape as the conquered, and gen
eratious must come and go before
the bad results are outlived. We
all hope it will be the last war,
but there is no sound basis for
such a hope. In all proba'bility
the interested governments will
go ahead taxing the people blind,
to raise the price of new battle
ships and cannon.
I feel so strongly on this sub.
ject I often think I ought to start
a magazine to educate the crown
ed heads. Why go to war over
any kind of a dispute? If indi
viduals can settle their grievances
without the use of shotguns or
axes, why can't governments?
They should at least be as civil
ized as private citizens. If a
neighbor steals a few of my
chickens at the dark of the moon
I'd never think of 'braining him
with a stone or club. First I'd go
over to his place and ask him in
a gentlemanly way, either to re
fund the chickens, or dig up the
value of them. If he'd refuse
which he'd probably do, I'd have
him arrested and he would have
a fair hearing in the police court,
and would be acquitted, the costs
falling on me.
"I might be disappointed by
the outcome of the proceedings,
but I'd consider the incident
closed, and would go ahead rear
ing chickens to take the place of
those which gave up their lives
for the flag.
"There should be some sort of
international court into which the
various governments could carry
their chicken-stealing cases. If
all the governments would agree
to abide by the decision of such
a court, and put up a suitable for
feit to make their signatures
good, the great work of disarma
ment could begin right away.
"The only objection to that
sort of scheme is the fact that all
courts are slower than goose
grease in February, and a court
dealing with international ques
tions would be the slowest of the
bunch. If a government happens
to be hot under the collar because
a nation on the other side of the
back fence has stolen its best
watermelon, it naturally wants
quick action. There isn't much
satisfaction in quarreling over a
melon of the year before last.
And so the offending government
would hate to hire a lawyer and
go into court. I would be tempt
ed to borrow a sawed-off shotgun
and mix some war medicine.
"My idea is that every nation
should maintain the best baseball
team it can afford. Just thin k
what teams would be built up if
the people realized that their na
tional honor depended upon suc
cess on the diamond. Instead of
spending millions to maintain
spies and diplomats, the govern
ments would employ scouts to
circumnavigate the globe, hunt
ing for hard-hitting outfielders
and pitchers who could beat old
Euclid with their curves tnd tri.
"If the government of Scotland
happened to feel sore because
the government, of Switzerland
pastured its cows on the front
lawn, the prime minister, instead
of talking mobilization, would
challenge Switzerland to a game
of baseball, If Switzerland lost,
she would have to keep her cow
at home and behave herself.
The game could be played in
New York or Chicago or some
other large town where a big
crowd would be sure to assemble,
and both governments would
make money by the game instead
of being in the hole.
"This idea is sensible. The
trouble with it is that it's too sen.
sible to be adopted by any gov
ernment now living.'
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Sr-iselit Anll PcaRce.
tPro-i(le ' \ilsti measures of iisd
hli-, ci 'e .s Chief \fagistrat(e
vfisin, u, i"ltcy .legislatioi, an I
wlhn h'tiriins comlae to assign
tute p te ie the panto theon of
fame, t1ey ,ill pass over the
great itudomesti measures of his
administrati,n, such as tariff re
vicasin, cud whirncy legislation, and
.,o) f:rtih, ani declare that his
successful ,tffrts to keep the
United States out of war consti
tute his clearest title to the
gratitude )tf his country.
In his f,unaus first inaugural
address, which has become a
classic, and which every boy and
girl should commit to memory
as a literary exercise, Thomas
Jefferson stated our ideal rela
tions with foreign nations in
these words: "Peace, commerce,
and honest friendsbip with all
nations; entangling alliances
with none"-words fitly spoken,
and therefore "like apples of
gold in pictures of silver."
That is the sum and substance
of our international creed, to
which we have adhered without
the shadow of turning. A wiser 1
or a nobler creed no nation ever
Its latest exposition is fou:d
in the terse, luminous, emphatic,
opportune neutrality message of
President Woodrow Wilson-a
proclamation which all good and
sensible citizens, of whatever f
persuasion, politic.al oreI giiius~ I
upho!d and applaud.
Americans are. a pe. .-, vi,,g
people. We believe in J,,ii: iil- \
toll'S tine S:atyig: 'Pea et. i:; ,
her victories no less renownjt..
than war." President Wilson,
expresmed with great delicaec
and felicity t : 'n'i n -:s of ,f
true Ameri'ails wi, *i , , -
dered his kindly ofictes to the ,,,I
ligerent pow ers in order to stop
the titantic struggle across the
sea. Fortunate in his coign of
vantage, happy in the confidence
of the powerful people, let us
hope that he will Succeed in h is
philanthropic endeavors. an i
upon him will rest the ,lessing
vouchsafed to the peace-natlkenrs
in the Sermon on the Mount.
When a boy back in the hill
country of Kent ucks 1 attend,,
an election for trle first tl u tntI
saw four meli shlot during tlol,
day. Oneman fired six oufli,,s
at another man, and, missing his
intended victim, wounded an inl
nocent bystander in the leg. In
this astounding Old World con
flict America is the severely in
jured innocent bystander, and c
from a naturaldesire not to be b
injured any more, as wellas from
motives of friendship and hu- r
minanity, we wish to see a speedy
end to hostilities. o
The first reason why we de- B
sire peace in trans-Atlantice
countries is that we are all akin P
to somebody over there, and our
hearts go out to our kindred in n
their sore distress. This ap- E
plies to us all, whether our an
cestors came over 300 years ago,
as mine did, or at a later time.
It applies with peculiar force to
our 10,000,000 citizens who were
born in the countries now in
Another reason why we wanit
peace is that the war had dis
turbed almost every business in
which any of our people are en
gaged, retailing sorrow, sufftler
ing and want on millions of
Americans who had no hand
whatsoever in oreciDitating the
Who started it no man -eelms
to know What it is aibout al)-;
l)e rs tqn~;ally ,,tscure.
No matter who zot it Ul), no, j
matter what it is about, we fond I
ly hope and fervently pray for
its early conclusion, not only for
the sake of humanity and civili
zation, but for the saike of our
own prosperity and hapo:ilne~s.
We take both an altruistic and a
selfish view of it.
The noblest words that ever
fell from martial lips were Gen
"eal Grant's- "Let us have
Good men and good women
will continue their unselfish and
u ,wane laiors f'r peace till
,- -I unidu struggle is closed
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Stock of general merchandise, store
muilding, open accounts and 1665
crossties at auction Friday, Nov. 6th,
between the hours of 12 M. and One
P. M., on premises at Pine, La. In
the matter of Wilson E. Crain, Bank
rupt, No. 1924 in Bankruptcy of the
United States District Court, Eastern
District of Louisiana, pursuant to an
order of the Honorable William A
Bell, Referee, dated and signed New
Orleans. La., Sept. 28th, 1914, direct
ed to me, auctioneer, will be sold at
public outcry, subject to the inventory
and the rules of said court,
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