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Official Journal of Washington Parish and the Town of Franklinton.
VOLUME 2. a.NGWON NEA ERAZTDUED 19,. FRANKLINTON, LA., THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1911. NUME
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ID1 NOT COME BACK
!Cat Chased Rat into Polar
Foraging for His Breakfast Tom
Ventured Too Far into Bruin's
Cage and Nine Lives Are
Lost in a Twinkling.
New York.-This is the story of a
eat and a rat and a polar bear. It
happened at the Bronx Park zoo. The
rat and the polar bear are still alive.
But the cat is not. And if you doubt
the tale that follows, most any keeper
at the zoo will conduct you to the
bear dens and say:
"There is Silver King, the polar
bear. I offer him in evidence."
Should curiosity, or skepticism,
prompt you to inquire about the cat,
the keeper will tell you that his grave
Is down under one of the big oak trees
near the duck pond. I
Every one who has visited the zoo
recently knows all about Silver King. i
He's the very first thing to which the 4
keepers call your attention. But the
cat and the rat are not so well known.
Jn fact, neither of them really be.
longed to the zoo at all. They had c
jast wandered in and acquired squat.
The ,cat was a battlescared old I
. male. He crept into the reservation
one day when no one was looking, and
proved himself quite a rat catcher.
Had it not been for that, Tom would a
have been promptly ejected from the b
soo. But rats have become a pest f
near some of the animal houses. Tom
smon became one of the regular fix
turs. He slept in a little fissure in
the rocks to the east of the bear dens.
Sometimes the cat would creep
through the bars and snatch pieces of B
bread or meat left by the bears. Tom
waxed i.f and sleek from his foraglng.
But Tomn never lost his fondness for
rat meat. He preferred to kill them
imaself, too. One morning recently l
Tom, the cat, was very hungry. The P1
bng rainy days had kept him confined W
to the cleft in the rock. No rats ever i
ventured there. But on the morning tr
in question the sun was shining. Tom di
ventured out to hunt for his break. w
Along the stone wall rpch forms pi
the base for the rows of 'iron bars in "
froat of Silver King's den there ap. -e
pered a rat, a large, fat one, which ,C
looked as though it couldn't run very Ia
fast. Tom saw it. Creeping along, tri
with his body close to the ground, Is
Tom drew close, close enough to
sprng. And suddenly, like a catsa.
mount launching upon its prey, Tom le
haulld through the air. But the rat *
mw him just in time, and tumbled the
ot the wall and into the den of Sil8. l
I, hager had apparently made Tom los
.ncldes. Into the bear den he sprang, Pei
and skurried across the boor after the ka
rat. AJd then Silver King took part hel
in-the chue. The keepers say that roX
probably Silver King only wished to ho'
play. *But after the cat, which was 0o
after the rat, went the big polar bear.
Aid into the eave of Silver King
enrat the three aniumals. B
A moment passed, mand out from the
ove ran the rat The cat was close Hi
beidL. Silver King was still bringing
up the rear, but gainlng fast.
At the edge of the bear tank the
ab-e oi ded. One of Silver King's
big alws came down squarely upon em
.per'ltom's back, and Tom's nine lives
·u ne ot in a twinkling. The rat, Au
t ~d ra, escaped. One of the keep~ rei
-wi who bad witnessed the chase and al
Its tragle ending procured a long pole Th
end Ssbed Tom's body out. And later wI
he bted the cat beneath the tall oak Cii
On Staying at Home .
trJ·IOr want of self~culture that the tru
eIg~ of traveling, whose idols we
yEa, England, Egypt, retalns its vi
ia for all educated Americals. oil
So Mane Ita, England, a as
.i voea'bile in the fmaalatiton he
dM 1oby stickling fst where they rte
wre -ilke aI axis eof the earth. In thi
ursnl er;b s, we feel that duty is our tal
as~is The s oul is no traveler; the
wSe us stair at home, and when 'a
.t...i.tI , hi duties, on ny 00 @rd
eleasil lm from his hease, or In. de
Isi a lands, he is at home still, 50
ir at amgke men senasiblo by the idr
Shis ceountenace, that he of
e '; eIs~iinr of wisdom and yi beg
tb andr isits cities and men like cl
h ad not like an Interlopes' ml
the deltwery of one ofthoeo ga
sees that are so often In.a g
the house of represents. L
who had occupied the tha
ihours wuas called to or- her
r toumd that his remarks
Sparteat to the question be.
"'I know it said he,
pealikiLt for the benedt ot
ik~itforposterity." "Speak ha
said John Randolph,Ia tot
y'p"-4hi om Arrinfl Wl
HIS $50 WERE NOT LOST
K Though the Old Vest Went to the
Ragman, Wife Appeared in
a Fine New Hat.
A certain thrifty Sewickleyan, who
Contrives to "hold out" a little for sun
dry personal purposes despite the
alertness of his. better half, is often
put to queer shifts to keep his private
bank roll from her prying eyes. When
he some time ago began a systematic
conservation of his resources, with an
eye to attractive odds in the baseball
a betting on the pennant, he bethought
it himself of an old vest thaat he had
he seen banging in a dark part of the
te. cellar, which he wore when he was
bt making garden in the spring. The
er vest would make an excellent deposi
he tory, so he thought.
Deciding on Tuesday morning to
a come up to the city and "loot 'em
over," he repaired to the cellar. Hor-,
, rors! The vest was gone. Search as
he might it was nowhere to be found,
re and with a fallen heart he resorted to
s the last desperate expedient and!
sought his wife.
)o "Why, yes," she replied with a
g, frown on her pretty face, "it smelledl
oe of mold and paint, so I just had to get,
le rid of it, and I sold it to the ragman."
L She watched him sink limply into a'
e, chair with a groan that shook the,
td china in the china closet.
4, "But don't worry, pet, the $50 you so
carelessly left in the vest is not lost,'
16 but is safely invested in this beauti.
a ful fall hat. Isn't it a beauty, dear?"
id And as she produced one of the lat
eat bucket-shaped monstrosities as big
, as a water pail, he pulled a longt
I breath and fell into a faint on the din-'
It Ing room floor.-Pittsburg Gazette
r. NIETZSCHE'S VIEW OF WOIAN
d Everything in Her Is a Riddle, .and
a She is Man's Most Dangerous
a Nietzsche, the German philosopher,
r has little to say of women. In his
a philosophy there is to be no over*
I woman. "Everything in woman is a
r riddle," he says. And again, "The
i true man wants two different things-
a danger and diversion. He therefore
wants a woman as the most dangerous
plaything." In his Wagner book, hei
* puts women in a strange category.
"In the theater," he declares, "one be
comes mob, herd, woman, Pharisee,
voting animal, patron, idiot, Wagner.
fan." "As yet," he says, in Zarathus
tra, "women are incapable of friend
"In a woman's love," Nietzsache
says, "there is unfairness and blindl
ness to all she does not love. And
even in woman's enlightened love
there are still outbreaks and light* I
aangs." In his Wagner essay he says:
"Woman would like to believe that I
love can do all. It Is a superstition 1
peculiar to herself. Alas! he who
knows the heart inds out how poor,
helpless, pretentious and liablb to er-' 4
ror even the best, the deepest. love is; I
how it rather destroys that saves.'- 1
BEEFSTEAK COSTS $48 LB.
Highest Price Ever Paid for Piece of
Iaeat at Circle City, Alaska
Seattle, Wash.-Probably t~e high.
emt price ever paid for a leefsteak I
was that charged at Circle City,
Alaska. The first steak U tlat ever 1
reached that towa is said to have
sold for something like $48 a pound.
There were ten pounds in tb Is steak,
which was shipped 250 miles to Circle
City. When the owner of the pecious
bit of meat reached the c tamp the
miners turned out in a body to see it.
It was placed on exhibition and at.
tracted as much attention as if it
were the rarest of gems. Every body
wanted a piece of it and the pi ices
ofered were sach as would have re
sulted in a mining camp quarrel: if It
had not been decided to ramsI the 1
steak of for the benefit of a h( spital I
that Bishop Rowe was trying to q- 4
tablish for the miners at Circle City.
Bids were started at $5 a pound I
and rose briskly to $35. Flna lj, Inl
order to avoid complications, It ras
decided to sell tickets at prices ftom,
50 cents to $2.50 for the privilege of' I
drawing for a slice. After $480 we rth I
of tickets had been sold the drawing 1
began, and, to the relief of those In'
charge of the sale, no trouble re.
Heavy Railroad Improvement, h
Omaha, Neb.- Year-end gures
show that the railroads spent $I,40. -
000 for improvements in Omaha du- k
ing 1910. It is estimated that moreo
than $20.000,000 was paid out as wages a
"He's awfully touchy, isn't her ' I
"1 should' say he was. A man who
had a grudge asgaist hims desied him t
to come out and fitht, and he got so
mad at the fellow thst he leeed ia.. st
self i'hi ooe ad rtayed there t u
ST HUNTERS UNITE IN SERVICE
ie Boone as Out of Pioneer Days Marks
Sermon In Heart of Pennsylvania
he Lewiston, Pa.-In the rough dress
in. of the hardy huntsmen of the forest
he and with rifles slung over their backs,
en 102 men from 11 hunting camps scat
ite tered over 20 miles of backwoods,
en heard a 'sermon unique because of its
tie distance from the pale of civilization
an and because it was made to conform
all to its game wilderness surround
ad "Nimrod was a mighty hunter be
he fore the Lord," was the text, and the
as Rev. Harold MacAfee Robinson of
be' Bear Lake, Minn., late pastor of the
sI- Presbyterian church at Milroy, but
now taking a post-graduate course
to at Princeton, was the preacher. The
a church was the Harry Reed hunting
>r", camp, located at Bear Springs, on the
as rim of thi big kettle, in the heart of
d, the seven ountains.
to The serzion was the result of a com.
I) pact of two years' standing when the
Rev. Mr. Robinson, then administering
a to the spiritual needs of the lit
tI tle mountain village, decided to resign
et his charge and take an additional
course in the big college. Reed, one
a of stanchest friends and supporters,
to. exacted a promise that he would
spend a week or more in his camp
o0 this winter.
It' Receiving announcement that the
tie promise was about to be kept, Reed
spread the news abroad in the moun
t tains that religious service would be
9 heid at the Reed camp at nine o'clock
'i In the morning. The result was act
ually startling, even to the instigators,
e when 102 men reported to the camp,
many of them having walked ten
Promptly on the hour, the Rev. Mr.
N Robinson, dressed in rough sporting
garb, stepped into the opening in the
d tent and began the services with
"Greenland's Icy Mountains." There
were men from every walk in life and
from every section of Pennsylvania as
r, well as from five other states, and
SI they were a unit in their opinion that
Sthey had never enjoyed a sermon as
! they did that one.
e A register improvised from a num
- ber of post cards, was kept of the
* igests and will be retained as one of
a the treasures of the camp.
MISSED ONE OF THEIR BROOD
New Jersey Couple Count Noses and
Lost Boy Is Finally Located
Asleep in Car.
. MontcEair, N. J.-When Johnson
u Conboy oe Great 1notch, his wife and
eleven children got off a trolley car
at Bloomflhdd avenue and Valley road,
intending to change cars for the Val*
t ley, Mrs.. Conboy scrutinized her
a brood and then began to count.
She counted 'em once and looked
astonished. She counted 'em a seca
end time and looked even more astonI
Ished. Then she betkoned to her hue
band, and he counted slowly-one,
two, three, four, fve--
lThere's one gone, sure," cried the
. Conboy' kept on counting-six, sevt'
S"You're right," he said. "It's Jamle,"
Meantime the car, with Jamle, had
vanished. Herbert Keys asked the
Conboys what made them act "so
* frantic like." They said the car had
Scarried off one of their children. Keys
, bllowed the car to the barn, three_
r blocks :away, and there found Jamle,
e asleep and about to be ticketed and
I. placed in the lost parcel room.
c, When the child was restored to his
e parents they answered wondering
Slooks by saying they weren't used to
e traveling, and got so flustered when
L they got out to change cars they lost
L for the time being their instinctive
t mind's-eyeg picture of their 12 children
V and had to resort to oounting.
S When t.be English Laugh.
It A correspontent recalls a pointed
, but discourteous and yet not wholly
I undeserved fate ject1on made at a lo
. cal political meetaing.
A woman, whose husband had temr.
d porarily lost his voice, loyally appear
Sed to make a speech on his behalf.
SShe sofd a good deal at the outset
, aboot the state of his larynx, and then
S pleunq into politics. Having ex
k hausted that theme, she returned to
I her hus'tand's health, and described,
Snot only his disappointment at be
ing unable' to address them, but her
own etorts to patch him up for the
fray. She t ad tried hot fomentations,
she had tried ' pc'utlties, she had made
him gargle his th,~rt, she had steam-'
bd his throat tIu ,la.' she had spraye
his throat and made him try every
kind of lozenge. herew anything
else she could d0 for his --at? n
a voice said: "Aye, mem, cu t t.
Alas, Alackl ou
"by wife is always borrowing 1
"What kind of trouble is she ber
"She's afraid whiskers will be Sa
style when our little boy grows up,. O
that he wiw not have a chance to show
ecunba dimple In his cn.
Police Jury Ordinances.
Franklinton, La., Mardich 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 §um 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 he 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, anid 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 wit:
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
Fieeding 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
interdicts to peniten
tiary and asylum.... 1000 00
Jail certificates ....... 3900 00
-Road fund............. 5000 00
Public Schools........ 12500 00
incidentals . ...... 2000 00
Franklinton, La., March 8, '11.
On motion, duly seconded, and
carried, the following ordinance
Be it ordained by the Police
IJury 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
Drop.rty within the bounds of
Washington Parish, touisiana,
for the outpose of defraying the
expenses. of said parish, both
cu rrent and outstatnding 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 licen~e
tax on all trades or professions,
wIithin the Parish of Washington,
:subject to a state license, and in
amount equal to said state license,
a's levied and made due and cot
lectable at the same time said
state license is collected and in
the same manner and form.
R. F. KE(ATON,
v BANNIsTER, pB'entdet.
1 · Life,
b. Accident, HM
& Health, "
. o Fire, -
'P I. and
We represent several strong
L and reliable companies
R 'v" x ~ý ^ ° zl-u - lMo -' '' =':Q_ C. J': : . ." " ": -" "
GOTO IT I
When Cash Purchases Amount to
$5, We Will GIVE AWAY, Absolute
ly Free, ONE PIECE HANDSOME
t DRESDEN CHINA.
We Have a Real Nice Line of Men's
Clothing. All New and Up-to-Date.
Our Shoes are Uuequaled Anywhere.
W. O. LONNERGAN,
i!!t ~. .LONt NERCB#,slsw~
shoe that holds its shape
• wears longer and better
K Selz Royal
hold their shape.
They're made to fit
the feet of the person who buys. em;
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
the makers' guarantee on shoes bearing
Robert Babington, Ltd,
BITAT or Ono., CITY or TOuLEDO I
LucAs CowNTm. jUS
FRANz J. Camn3Y makes oath that be is smico
partner of the frm of F. J. Cwsgt? & Co., dolig
busloess In the Clty of Toledo. Coauty sad 8tare
tforsald. and that said fim will pay the sum of
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each nad every
case of CATARR that maonot be cured oy the tae of
BALL's CATAmaJ CURB
FRANK J. CBNIDEY.
Sworn to before mmesad s*elubbsed . ai
Ibs et day of Deeeaber. 4PA .. i
anld s at a ,<~ s
1rer a <
FOR SALE-Poland China
pirss, Sire, Dannie L. No. 77517.
$5 each. A. D. KEMP,
. G .reenla ent