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Official Journal of Washington Parish and the Town of Franklinton.
VOLUME 2. ,fA -., I.- ,NW DER. TA-RJw BIE 1. FRANKLINTON, LA., THURSDAY, MAY II, 1911. NUMBER 7
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WATERS OF PL INS
Underground Rivers Are Source
of Supply in Texas.
Interesting Fact Developed by Dyns.
mite Blast While Driving Wel
Near Plainview-First Authen
Plainview, Tex.--By accident a mat
ter of great interest and concern in
connection with the water situation on
the plains has just been cleared up
near here. While drilling a well on
E. Dowden's place, five miles west of
Plainview, the driller struck a big
boulder in the 14-inch hole a few feet
below the bottom of the dug pit. To
get this boulder out of the way it be
came necessary to put in a heavy dyn
smite blast. As a result of this blast
a large cavity was made in the drilled
bole, and as the water cleared within
a remarkably short time after the
blast, Mr. Dowden decided to make
an investigation. With mirrors prop
erly arranged he managed to get an
excellent focus on the cavity made by
the blast, and to his amazement saw
that the water was rushing like a rivu
let around the shattered boulder,
S 'which had been encountered in the
,second vein of water. For some time
there has been much argument and
speculation as to whether the great
underground water supply here was
"a low or an underground lake. The
'Dowden discovery certainly tends to
:substantiate the flow theory. This is
the first authentic revelation along the
ilne, and will be followed by more
thorough investigation. The water
conditions on the plains, and particu
larly in this immediate section, cer
taaly affords a great field for scien
'tlc investigation, practical study and
The first 'vein of water here is I
found at a depth varying from 25 to c
40 feet depth, to a great extent, de
pending upon topography. The first I
vein of water doesn't receive much i
consideration here, but in most coun- i
ties it would be considered a bonan
as. It is the vein, however, from
which most of the windmill supply wa&
ter has so far been obtained, but few
of the old-time wells going below it,
and it has never yet been exhausted.
The second vein is found at a uni
form depth of 25 feet below the first,
and no kind of pump has so far ex
hausted its supply, but the jumbo vein
is found at a depth ranging from 100 a
to 150 feet. And by reason of com
men but eroneous phraseology many
people draw wrong conclusions as to
the depth of wells now being put down
for irrigation purposes. A man speak- b
ing of a well here, perhaps his own,
will say that it is 100 or 150 feet to
water, as the case may be when he
really means it is that deep to the
third, or jumbo vein, and as result of
this error the impression is going
;about the country that it is that depth
to the water. If that were true itT
would make irrigation here imprac- tt
tical, but it is seriously erroneous.
The first iein of water rises about
Sfeet, which in a well 25 feet would
brlng the water to within 22 feet of
the surface. When the second vein
is struck the water generally rises an
other foot or two, and this is main
tained when the third vein is struck.
Take a well, for instance that is 120 8
feet deep, which is a little above the t
general average, it would be 25 feet 2
or thereabouts, to the first vein and j
95 to the second, and there would C
be 104 feet of water in the well, stand
wag within 21 feet of the surface, and I
this@ a reasonably fair average upon ic
which the water situation here may be a
ba s.ad calculated.
S She Lemea 8Somethlng
SOne thing about the professor's lee i
.ohre at the village hall, on "The Won
L4 of the Human Body," seemed3
- to Mrs. Goppinger to be not quite
dearm, and after her return home she
was still pondering upon it.
"I understood everything he told us i
about the nerves and the way they
S set, and all that," she said. "and how ,
we -couldn't get along without them, t
but I j-ust could not understand why
be call~that part of the brain where t
t.he nqves all center the Sarah Bel. ,
lhas. Was Sarah Bellamy the name
ofet t - rwoman doctor or surgeon who
diaevered it? I can't seem to find
anythlS about her in the dictionary."
. Broke 62,40 Bottles. I
0S the morning of April 18, 1900, I
i os cellar of Paul Masron, a wine a
. cIhant of San Jose, Cal., containeb
- stock of 125,000 bottles, all neatly "
Xhen came the earthquake, and
bih- a the proprietor was able to enter .
-i:ieell•ar again he found that 62,458
ttle, by actuatl- count, were brok
n ande the rem'.nder thrown about
"n the wildest o~arfusion. It is curlous,
with such a lar;e number of bottles,
that the quke should have come
.i "thin ia few d zsen of demolishing as "
, mnet halfo- V.ie tck- Wid e World i t
GREAT WASTE IN AMERICA
Fortune Could Be Made Each Year
From Car Oil and Corn
V! the list of materials most gross
1y wasted in America each year car
oil and corncobs are quite near the
head of the column. It is estimated
that there are 10,249,462 car wheels
in the United States, counting those
on the freight and passenger cars and
the locomotives. These require 30
gallons of oil a year each, on an aver
It' age. making the grand total of 307,
in 483,860 gallons used to keep running
on the wheels in this important branch
uP of commerce.
Dn To soak up this vast amount of
of all 51,247,310 pounds of cotton waste
ig are used. In a demonstration of what
et goes to waste in this manner, 60
ro pounds of oily refuse was subjected to
e- pressure and over seven gallons of
n" good oil was collected. An average of
at eight gallons of oil squeezed from each
ed 100 pounds of waste means a total
in value of $1,366,595 in a year, which is
be decidedly worth saving.
ke Discarded corncobs are another neg
-p lected source of wealth. These can
in be converted into wood blocks in
3y many forms, the most valuable of
,w which are lumber, railroad ties and
u- the basis of many kinds of furniture.
r, The corn crop of last year produced
ie approximately 1,650,000,000 bushels of
ie cobs. These pressed into board would
id yield many million feet of lumber;
at into tie they would make enough in
as number to supply several thousand
ie miles of railroad.
we IS SECRET OF EVERGLADES
sr Once a Volcano Top, the Place Is
u- Now Remarkable for Its
id One of the strange facts about the
Everglades region of 'lorida is that it
is Is really a decayed mountain top. The
; crest is formed of massive limestone,
e. usually covered by a mantle of sand.
st In this formation are numberless pot
h holes, which vary in size from a few
z. feet to thousands of acres; also count
. less lakes of fre3h water, springs and
n frequent subterranean streams and
A few miles north of Cape Sable is
an outcrop of limestone which projects
to Lake Okeechobee. In this outcrop
is an extensive shallow basin extend
I, ing 130 miles north and south and
about 70 miles east and west, while
the altitude of its rim is 12 feet above
0 mean level low tide in Biscayne bay
and a little less above the Gulf of Mex
As a result of the weather and flow
o ing water the rim has been worn into
fantastic shapes. The depth of the
basin varies from one foot at the rim
to twelve feet in places, but generally
the rock floor is from a depth of one t
to six feet. And there is the secret
of the fertility of the Everglades. t
Above the entire rock floor rises a lay
er of muck, formed of an alluvial de
posit and of decayed vegetable matter.
This deposit varies from a few inches
to several feet in thickness. The wa
ter covering this deposit comes from
springs that in turn have their source
in the lake.-D. A. Wllley, in Cassier's
Every one in eastern Oregon calls
)Btate Senator Bowerman "Jay," and I
Sthinks that when it comes to trying a I
Shard fought criminal case there is
I none better. Not long ago the late
candidate for governor defended a
.participant In a shooting scrape at!
IFossil and a material point in the
Scase hinged upon the testimony of an
s aged Tennesseean.
"Where were you when this shot
was fired?" queried counsel for the
"I were about ten feet behint the
b feller what got shot."
S "And were you there when the mar
e "No, sah; I wa'n't nowhere nigh the
I "You must have traveled pretty
tfast," suggested Mr. Bowerman.
7 The witness projected his goatee
Sover the rail of the witness stand and
, in a confidential tone of voice said:
7I "Well, Jay, I'11 tell ye; J made jest
Sthree tracks between Knox's livery
"barn and the cotehouse."-Portland
SA Clock of 1790.
An Interesting specimen of a long
clock, made in 1790, is owned by a
gentleman at Litterworth, England.
It has an oval face, a hand which
p, points to the days of the week,
* completing the round in seven
g days. One which shows the true
. dead beat, and another which points to
the chimes and quarters.
SOn the upper part of the clock is
S.a small orchestra, which includes a
g flute, a cello, and two violins, and a'
boy and girl In addition to threesing
It ers. The hours and the quarters are
Sstruck and ever three hours a tune
is played "three times over either on
Sthe bells alone, the lyricord or on both:
together," while the three figures beat
time and the boy and girl dance to the
FOUR-TOED HORSE IS FOUND
r Philadelphia Scientist Makes What is -
Believed to Be important Dis
covery in Wyoming.
Philadelphia.-Joy over the finding
r of the skeleton of a four-toed horse
believed to represent the very earliest
American stage in the evolution of the
r equine race, pervaded the Americlf
) Museum of Natural history.
The discovery is the last word in t
I the important researches in which
the institution has led the scientific ti
world, and the descent of the horse
is now traced down to the hypotheti
I cal five-toed animal, from which it
is believed that it sprang. If it should '
be found that there is a rudimentary
bone or splint in the feet of the
skeleton which has been unearthed, tl
the find will be of still greater Im- h
The museum authorities received a )
letter from their expedition in charge
of Walter Granger, telling of the
finding of the fossil steed in Watasch, P
or lower Eocene formation of the Big
Horn valley, in Wyoming, being the
first complete skeleton of a horse s
which that formation has ever yield- b
ed. The bones have been uncovered d
sufficiently to show the four toes on n
the forefeet, which are the marks of
the species. The animal seems to
have been about the size of the fox
terrier. He is none the less, in the c
opinion of the scientists, the progeni
tor of the breed from which came 1i
such marvels as Sysonby, slight of N
frame and swift of limb, and of the
ponderous Percheron. a
Instructions have been given to 1
have the precious skeleton prepared
as quickly as scientific accuracy will
permit, and it is expected that before
the close of the winter it will be on
public view. The museum began the 2(
assembling of its fossile horses under
the direction of Prof. Henry F. Os
borne, now its president, and has to
day the largest collection of the kind
on the globe.
DEPOT WAS HER FERRY BOAT
Iowa Woman Finds Trip From Oak
?and tb San Francisco Takes
Much Time-Put Straight.
Oakland, Cal.-Mrs. Millicent Kidd
of Keokuk, Isa., arrived at the Oak. I
land mole on an overland train, ex- at
pecting to be met by relatives with at
whom she is visiting in San Fran- he
cisco. Failing to meet them. Mrs.
Kidd followed the crowd of weary and b
confused travelers into the ladies'
waiting room at the pier.
Weary from her long transconti- e
nental journey, Mrs. Kidd evidently
did not notice that. her traveling com- at
panions left the waiting room and 14
that others were taking their places.
After sitting nervously in the a
waiting room for more than an hour 1I
the woman stopped Depot Master
Wagner, who was passing through
the waiting room.
"It's a long, tiresome trip, isn't
it?" she said. "When are we ever
going to get to San Franoisco?"
"Get to San Francisco?" asked
"Well," said Mrs. Kidd, "I've been
sitting in this ferry boat for at least
an hour, and it seems to me we ought
to be getting there pretty soon."
Wagner, who is accustomed to the
troubles of travelers at.the pier, took cl
charge of the confused lady until the pl
arrival of the next ferry boat, when r
he escorted her to a seat on the upper t
81x Carloads of Chickens. L
Thirty thousand chickens passed
through western cities recently from
Nebraska to San Francisco. 'The
fowls were sidetracked at variousl
,points and were viewed by many pee
pie. The shipment was made by J.
Q. Gaeschlin, who owns a number of
poultry houses in different parts of
Nebraska. It consisted of six ear
loads, every car carrying approxl
mately five thousand fowls.
Each car had a keeper, wh~o gave
the birds constant attention and saw
that they were properly fed and wa
tered. The trip is usually made in
eight days, but in this instance It
took fifteen days on account of snow.
Owns Scott's Phaeton.
London.-A phaeton which once be
logged to Sir Walter Scott is now the C
property of W. J. Sage, Brixton. It was
in this coach that Sir Walter rode
when he received King George IV. In
Edinburgh in 1822 and used when P
riding in the district of Abbotsford.
The carriage bears a brass plate on
which is engraeed: N
"This pony phaeton formerly be
longed to Sir Walter Scott, Bart., of
The Latter-Day Style.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, and
in due order got the great fall which
was to foist him into the public eye.
But it was now another generation
-a generation of conveniences. Ac
cordingly, an ambulance dashed up.
"Operate on him!" directed the sup
And after that, of course, all the
king's oxen and all the king's men
were more than ever powerless fo put
Humpty Dumpty together again.
f-k • "
D Sheriff Sales.
is 26th. Judic:al l)istrict Court, State of
Louisiana, Parish of Washin.rton.
F Parmers & Merchants Bank
e Vs. No. 1738
J. B. Flanagan.
Notice is hereby given that by vir
tue of an order of seizure and sale is
h sued out of the above named court ini
C the matter of Farmers & Merchants
1- iank vs. no. 1735 J. B. Flanagan dated
t 27th day of Ma:ch, 19il, and to
d :e directed for execution. I have
Sseized and will offer for sale and
e sell to the last and highest bidder at
I, the principal front door of the court
1- house on
Saturday, May 27th, 1911
I between the legal sale hours for judi
ecial sales the following described
prolerty to wit:
S27 1-2 acres of land in N. W. 1-4 of
e N. E. 1-4 Sec. 36 Tp. 2 S. R. 13 E. St.
SHlel. Mer. beginning at old Qr. stob
I- between Sees. 25 and 36, thence S. 1-2
1 deg. W. 8.17 chs., thence S. 89 deg. 52
min. E. 6.52 chs., thence S. 1-2 deg.
'f W. 8.17 chs., thence S. $9 deg. 52 min.
o E. 13.06 chs., thence N. 1-2 deg. 16.34
Schs., 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
f N. E. corner as right of way.
S Term of sale: Cash with benefit of
appraisement. This 2th0 day of Apr.
JOE N. MAG EE.
e 26th. Judical District Court, State of
r Louisiana, Parish of Washington.
Ed & Phillip Bahami
Versus No. 1103
Brooks Scanlon Co.
Notice is hereby given that by vir
ture of a writ of fled 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
i at the principal frontdoor of the court
Saturday, May 27 1911
between the legal sal hours for judi
cial sales the following described prop
135 acres of land, S. 1 2 of S. W. 1-4
Sand 35 acers in N. 1-2 of S. W. 1-4, Sec
1 14, Tp. 2, S. R. 9, St. Heiena Meridan
Terms of sale cash with benefit of
I appraisement. This 20th day of April
S1911. JOE N. MAGEE, Sheriff.
M. K. SCHILLING, Prop.
121 St. Charles Street
New Orleans, La.
Eurol,ean and American Plan.
tComfortable, clean rimbns and first
class meals, (lay or wSli;, at moderate
prices. Centrally located, half block
from Canal Street. Convenient to
shoppin., di.ttr.ct, theatres, and
depots, Cars to all parts of the city.
Ladies will be met ut train if requested.
New Orleans Great lorhern R. R.
Fast Freight Line
New Orleans, La.
Cheap Rouad Tri Tickets on Sale Daily;
also Week lad Rates ia Effect.
PASSEN~ER SCHEDULE IN EFFFV ,T
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. 41-7.20 a.m.
For further information, apply
t6 local Ticket Agent, or to
M. J. McMabon, G. P. A., or
G. B. AUBURTIN, A.G.P.A.,
941 Maison Blanche,
N' w Orleans, La.
, Long Distance Pnone,-xsain 486.
2 J VEL Y woman ,vio is well joster
2 buys only trade-marked goods.
She takes no risks, for tde rgeutation of
a succesf.J f roduct is too valuable to
allow any deterioration.
TAousands of women buy " Queen
SQality' shoes simply because years of
exjerience has taught tentr that any
shoe stamped "jueen Quality' is sure
to be absolutely good.
Buris Bros. Ltd.,
A shoe that holds its shape
wears longer and better
Selz Roy -
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
the makers' guarantee on shoes bearing .
Robert Babington, LI
Notice is hereby given that the
taxes for the town of Franklin g
ton, for the year 1910 are now
past due and if not settled within
ten days, same will advertised
nd and sold according to law.
m. WARREN MIZELL, 1i
Town Tax Collector. S
.FO R SA lE-Poland China a
i pies, Sire, Dannie L. No. 77517.
m. $5 each. A. D. KEMP,
SFOR sALE-One 35 Horse
Power Portable Boiler, one 9
Horse Power Engine for sale for
' $300.00. Applyp .
e Pk. Box 155, r
Bogalusa, La. J
1e We will not rush e.rn nor
n grind t~eal any more.
w Wasliglet Parish Lim. & S a. U.,'Ll
NOTICE-1 shall be in Plrlk
liaton the weeks Jollowmn the
r. secgnd and thirld-1Sundays ,,f
each month to do work.- ()fte
na above post office.
D. E. MAGEE, D,"nti-i
POR SA.E-Six L 6:, on
avenue. Cheap for chk A
s9 to: P. E. GREEN
oFOR SALE OR RENT'
room house i North I"
Apply to,. oRB.