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Washington Parish Fair
At Franklinton, Louisiana October 19, 20, 21, 1916. Official Journal of Washington Parish and the Town of Franklinton. VOLUME 7. PRAN.LINTON Iw:a. E:4RTAI.MI1ED * FRANKLINTON, LA.. THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 1916. NUMBER 23. W i. ll ll ;f .TON lEADFER. EhTanu1.Munn 10041, FIRE DESTROYS THREE MAIN STREET BUILDINGS The inhabitants of Franklinton 1 and community were again alarmed at midnizht, Monday, by the familiar tire alarm, and t for two hours the flames lapped over and tota!ly destroyed three buildings oin Main Street front ing the courthouse square, the i brick building formerly used for I1 the Post Office, the Moving Pic- 1 ture show and the Burris Hotel. The entire roof was burned from the old Farmers & Merchants Bank building, and its north 1 wall is badly damaged. The fire originated in the old Post Office building owned by S. S. Thomas, of Hackley and was discovered sometime between twelve and one o'clock. One side of this building had been converted into a cold drink stand and the other was being fixed up fora general store. Consid erable amount of goods had been Smoved in including a few bales of hay and sacks of oats. It is thought that the tire originated in this department. The build ing and its entire contents burn ed, but the loss is well covered, so said, by several thousand dollars. It was at once recognized that the moving picture show build ing could not be saved from the fire. It wasa wooden structure covered with paper and lined with paper on the inside. It 1 soon caught and made a very hot fire for 30 minutes or more, the mflames leaping 50 feet into the air and almost wrapping up the I old bank building. The roof on the bank building was of paper with a metal sheathing, and its walls are of brick. The roof had been tarred over with a thick coat of tar and of course burned furiously for some time. The metal sheathing however protect ed the woodwork except in a few exposed places, These spots were finally extinguished by Hunter Dobson and Earl Magee who went on the roof at great risk. The damage to this bnild ing is considerable, but covered by insurance. Ott & Johnson, whose offices are in the upper story suffered considerable daln age iini handling of office furni ture, tiles, etc. They had no in su rance. Although the B3urris hotel was a large wooden building stand ing very close to the Thomas building, yet it held out for a long time agairst the flames. Without fire fighting apparatus, Sho Bever, it could not be saved. When it did catch, it was from the top and burned down slowly. Meautime Mrs. Laura 13urris Nelins, the proprietress, was rapidly moving the furnishings from the building, Most of the furniture and tixtures wvere re moved in time, but at great dam age. She had no insurance. The building was the property of Mr. H. W. Magee, and we are told, Li was partially covered by insur ance. This hotel building was once the Court House building and occupied the site of the pres ent Court House. It was 'con structed in 1897 when the- old brick Court House was burned. When the present Court House was begun, this building was moved across the street and was subsequently remodeled and oc cupied as a hotel. Several other buildings were in great danger and probably would have been burned but for the gallant work of the fire tight ers, or bucket brigade. The Era-Leader building, Erwin's store and WVm. Magee's fruit stand were scarred and blistered by the heat. Robert Riley, fore man of the McCreary Lumber Company, came near being ser iously injured. While on the roof of the Magee building, he slipped and fell to the street be low, receiving several severe bruises and was for a time un consious. He was able to be up Tuesday morning, though, and will soon be over his fall. It is hard to estimate the loss in property, but it will not stop under six or eight thousand dol lars. As has been stated, some of the loss will be shared by the insurance companies. DON'T MIlSS HEARING Gov. J. Y. Sanders Candidate for the Democratic Nomination for Congress Will speak at the following places on the dates below in WASHINGTON PARISH. Governor Sanders is known as one of the South's most eloquent orators, and you are certain to enjoy the meetings and at the same time hear some great truths regarding the present campaign. Tuesday, Sept. 5. Friday, Sept. 8. Gorman School House, 11 a. m. Pine School House, 10 a. m. 2:30 p. State Line School House, 2 p. m. San Pedro School House, 2:30 p4 m. Angie, 4:30 p. m. Canaan School House, 5 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Wednesday, Sept. 6. Enon School House, 10:30 a. m. Franklinton Court House, 3 p. m. Sunny Hill School House, 10 a. m. Rio, 8 p. m. Mt. Hermon School House, 3 p. m. Monday, Sept. 11. Thursday, Sept. 7. Isabel School House, 10 a. m. Warnerton School House, 10 a. m. Varnado, 3 p. m. Hackley, 3 p. m. Bogalusa, 8 p. m. S Be Sure and Affttend the Meeting in your Vicinity and Bring Your Family Along, EVERY NEAR-BEER' SALOONCLOSEOD. Senator Delos R. Johnson l Declares His Law Has Cleaned Out Business. C "Every near beer salcon in thef state is out of business," said Senator Delos R. Johnson, of Franklinton, upon reaching the a city on private business. "The new law passed at the last ses sion of the Legislature, so far as i I am aware,'has worked perfectly. In my countr3 everything isE right. The keeyers have gone out of business and under the provisions of the act, those who had paid a portion of their license extending beyond July 1, 1916, have received their rebate, and t the near-beer incident has been closed." Senator Johnson was the au thor of the anti near beer bill which was so bitterly fought and carried in the Legislature in 1916. This was the measure which was saved from defeat in the senate by four Orleanse mem bers coming to its rescue and vot- º ing for it. Senator Johnson was also the author of the concurrent resolu tion referring the Alexander $20- i 000,000 highway project to a re cess commission of five, for duty and reporit at the next session. He had an interview with Gov ernor Pleasant relative to the ap pointment of the members of the commission, which is now due. Current rumor is that senator Johnson, as the author, will be one and possibly J. W. Alexander of the house another. The name of John H. Overton, of Alexan dria, has also been mentioned, Daily States. Terms of Court. CIVIL TERMS Fourth Monday in February Second Monday in May SFirst Monday in July ) First Monday in December CRIMINAL TERMS SFourth Monday in March Second Monday in November. Vie Tick's T'x On Dairies. Washington, D. ('.-There is a not uncommorin ipel tihat if a cow does not die of Texas fever, the cattle tick is doing it no great inj 1 harm. Native cattle, it i; assert- tic Pd, are immune to the tick. There w could be no greater mistake. Cat- Pk tie may bee )ni immune to the th fever but none of them ever be- ge comes immune to the loss of the blood that the tick sucks out. With steers this loss means re D! duced weight and lower prices: of with dairy cows it means smaller th milk production and correspond 9 ingly smaller profits. Government tests conducted edl simultaneously, under identical ra conditions, with ticks and tick- at: free herd's show that ticks re- wº Sduce the milk flow from 18 to 42 itr Bper ceot, the amount depending, vE of course, upon the severity of Cc lj the infestation. Translate this bE statement into dollars and cents' and the true meaning of the tick 'T to the dairy industry becomes , 'I obvious. c 1 Let us assume that a man owns 1 a herd of twenty cows each of 1 which, under normal conditions, in Syields eight quarts a day and - that he can sell milk for five cents d - a quart. His gross revenue then it $8 a day from his herd. If a e few ticks are allowed to feed up- L - on his tows and their production hi - is cut down 18 per cent, his gross a' - revenue is only $6.55 a day. If y each cow is miked on an average h . '200 days in the year, his annual o r gross revenue is lowered from $1,600 to $1,310. This is the r e minitoum lose from the tick. If infestation is very heavy and the ,r production lowered .42 per cent 1e the revenue is cut from $16,000 to a 1.r $930-a loss of $670 a year. 1e This loss is absolute; there is a . no reductioii in the cost or labor _ of feeding to offset it, Neither is t it possible to overcome it by in- J creasing the amount of feed. "Cows carrying ticks," says thereportofthetests, "did not increase their flow of milk when the feed was increased as did the tick-free cows." In other words the feed went to the ticks and not to the cows. The practical experience of the people confirms the conclusions of the government investigators. - In the tick infested sections of the South dairying is not an im portant industry. The farmer may cling, if he wishes, to the delusion that the tick is harmless on immune cattle, but he is not likely to put his faith to the te-t by investigating the dairy cows. He knows, from his own and his neighbor's experience that they will make little money for him. On the other hand where the tick has been eradicated, dairying is coming more and more into favor. Silos are being built, pure-bred stock is being introduced, the herds are getting better, they are being better cared for, and they are paying better. -U. S. Bureau of Animal In dustry. Leo Roumaine, a seven.year old Erwinville, La., boy, shot and killed his ten-year-old sister. Now is a good time to plant Crowder peas for table use. We have the seed. The Babington Stor2, Inc. Dr. O. D. Varnado DENTIST Office in R. D. Magee Bldg., Over Boston Store Franklinton, . : Louisiana. Your patronage will be appreciated. 7enera/ Aws tiems t9 Srief I The D)anish Landsthing, sitting ci in committee, adopted a resolu- to tion that if the sale of Danish mn West Indies could not be post-. H poned until after peace is declared m the question should be settled by general elections. A Germiany rej,ºiced at the safe l return of the sui-narine liner til Dutchland, the officers and crew S of which are to be decorated by the kaiser, gi An eight-hour day was accept- g1 ed by the committee of eight railroad presidents on the assur- dt ance that the adminittration would help gain an increase in freight rates and obtain an in vestigating commission from ci Congress to settle labor troubles fc hereafter. rt Goose Creek, near Houston, Tex., produced a gushing oil 81s well that deluged the surrounding di country. a Health department officials were encouraged by reports show. f ing a decrease in deaths and new f cases in the infant paralysis epi- a demic in New York. Mrs. Walter George, of Vivian, La., tricked a negro she found in u herroomat 3 a. ;n., gave an a alarm and he was captured. Return of Mayor A. E. Borden- a heim to Longview, Tex-, was the I occasion of an ovation and in stead of being arrested for the recent bank looting he was lionized. tA negro attempted to ride in an empty gasoline tank ,to reach 1 Hattiesburg, Miss., lit a match Iand was blown high in the air. r Alexandria, La., announced a e big dedication of a portion of the - JefferEon highway. Captain E. J. Spratling, a physiciAn in pi ivate life, was shot and killad by a former woman ai patient in the militia damp at Mtieon, Ga. 1 An officer of the British mer chant mariiie reported the cap ture of the German merchant sub. marine Bremen in Dover straits. lie said 33 of a crew of 35 were made prisoners. Rumania has declared war on Austria-Hungary, Germany de 2lared war on Rumania, and hos tilities have begun on the Tran sylvania frontier. Administration leaders in Con gress planned adjournment of Congress for next Friday and Saturday, as only the general deficiency bill and the revenue measure awliited action, Scarcety cf ocean tonnage to carry cotton abroad began to form a serious problem in rail* road and shipping circles. William Leary was bitten by a shark and badly wounded while dragging a net with other fisher man at Grand Lakes. Admiral Mayo's red fleet deo feated Rear Admiral Helm's blue force in the war game and landed a phantom army on Far Rocka way Beach to capture New York. Eighty thousand Merican ref uges were reported on the border and quarantine was demanded to prevent the spread of smallpox and typhus fever north of the line. Hillaire Carriere, slayer of Sheriff Swords was attacked with pneumonia in jail at Lake Charles La. Louis N. Brueggerhoff, secore tary of the Louisiana State Fair Association and held in high es teem all over the state, died at Shreveport after an operation. Miss Ella Courtenay, a mem ber of a prominent family com Smitted suiside at Pass Christian, l Miss. A mob at Vivian, La., lynohed tJesse Hammett, a negro who at tempted to assault a white wo man. SCNEIE 3heea~l~a v docr~ dftur Bu~btnn, d-eu ýýti 4wm4;to rW~ vtaljL ~~L Everyone knows the story of the Arab who couldn't say no, and was finally crowded out of his tent. Some people can't say "no" to the glib stranger who hypnotizes them in to investing in something that exists only on a piece of paper. Some people "bite" at the "get-rich-quick" scheme because they believe a stranger instead of their own banker. Listen; if that get-richquick scheme is so good, why does a smooth stranger have to peddle it to you? BANK WITH US. Washington Bank & Trust Co. Franklinton Angle Bogalusa 4 per cent paldlen time Certificates of Deposit S34 per centpaid on Savings Accounts.