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$1.50 Per Year. Official Journal of Washington Parish and the Town of Franklinton. $1.50 Per Year.
VOLUME 9.0 W AS ING "ONL 'ERABLIID.. WD ,10 FRANKLINTON, LA., THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1918. NUMBER 4.
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Potato Growers Take Notice.
The Truck Growers' Associa
tion will meet in the court room
at 1 o'clock Saturday, April 27,
to make arrangements for harvest
jig and selling the spring potato
ap. Sacks are to be ordered and
other details attended to.
Let this meeting be well attend.
ed, every one expecting to have
evens a few Irish potatoes for the
sprig market being sure to have
a representative on hand.
A. J. Seal, President
Truck Growers' Ass'n.
"Somewhere in France."
Claude Magee, who arrived in
France several weeks ago, writes
back a very interesting letter
"bioh we publish below knowing
that a big number of our readers
w oS einterested in reading it.
-"Somewhere in France."
March 3, 1918.
Dear Mother and Dad:
Onee again I have an oppor
tauity to write you, even tho it
was a long time coming. How
are you by nowf I am well and
mn getting along just fine. It
ail continues to be cold, and I
it quite a job to keep warm.
ad a very pleasant voyage,
wopt I was sea-sick for two days
that was enough for me.
had one submarine scare,
ever, we expected it at any
:, but there was'nt any dam
have seenIa great many queer
well as beautiful things.
oe is certainly a beautiful
try and the people take a
interest in adding to its
The French people are
artistio in every way, much
so than the Americans.
the buildings are made of
nd ooncrete, owing to the
at wood is very scarce,
any thing wasted, every
Isbundled up and used for
[t .eems as everyone is en.
is farming as all the land
pally uniler cultivation,
one has a little farm of
e acres to hitnself.
roads are far behind
e way of conveniences.
stook cars for the pass
to ride in, and these cars
#about half as large as
.Ts are funny looking
ubtshey sure can run.
've'nt yet learned to talk to
ohman, but think I will be
n Every one I have
very friendly, and they
oager to learn our language
are theirs. I exchanged
ey yesterday for French
d I dont like it very much
s too much to make a
are a great many things
like to tell you about, but
allowed to write any
ning to conditions and
jMrs. Brook to continue
May paper, and you send
* magazines and, papers
for I will be glad to get
Are a number of little
llnt you to send me at
n candles, 4 dozen boxes
, 5 pound chocolate, in
1 dozen handkerohiefse,
iU. 8. Tobaccoo and any.
you wish to send just
ot perishable. Be sure
ina wooden box that
tial and see are
y best regaeds i every
write me sootn.,
" .w"ý4 W~.. Y ý N.r
W"-IrM t ...
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SHORT COURSE IN AGRICULTURE
At Summer Normal, Franklinton, La.
July 10th to 12th, 1918.
Wednesday, July 10th.
Beef Cattle Production in Washington Pariah-L. L.
Lampton, D. E. Sberidan and J. K. Johnson.
Forage Crops for Cattle-W. R. Perkins.
Canning Fruits and Vegetables-Miss Hazel F. Watson.
Co-operative Marketing of Live Stock and Farm Products
-H. D. Wilson.
Cotton Culture Under War and Weevil Conditions-W. R.
Thursday, July 11th
Pasture for Hogs for the Whole Yoar-W. R. Perkins.
Pig Club Work of the State of Louisiana-W. H. Balis.
Pig Clubs of Washington Parish and Their Progress-D.
Poultry Club Work of the State of Louisiana-M. C,
Poultry Club Work of Washington Parish-Miss Hazel F.
Friday, July 12th
Corn Culture-J. A. Redhead.
Results of Corn Club Work of Louisiana--W, P. Martin.
Seed Selection-J. V. Rabb.
Wheat Substitutes-Mrs. Laura L. Ihrie, Miss Hazel F.
Corn Judging-J. A. Redhead, W. P. Martin, J. V. Rabb,
Drying and Brining Vegetables-Mrs. Laura L. Ihrie, Miss
Hazel F. Watson.
Over aMillion and a Half For
Red Cross Houses At Camps
The American Red Cross ex
pects to spend approximately $1,
750,000 of which $1,500,000 has
already been appropriated by the
War Council, in the construction
and equipment of convalescent
houses, and houses for nurses at
camps and cantonments. Con
tracts have been executed for the
erection of twenty Red Cross hou.
ses for convalescents at an aver
age cost of $22,000, and furniture
ordered at an average cost $3000
for each house.
Contracts are about to be let
out for 21 additional convalescent
houses and probably 10 more will
be erected, bringing the total to
51. At some camps, where con.
tents don't justifly the erection of
/4ed it: s plaane4 to
erect smaller buildings. Their
cost, with furniture will be about
$100,000 Nurse houses, which the
Red Cross will erect with the ap
proval of the Surgeon General,
will adjoin nurses quarters at
each large army camps and other
places as such buildings are need.
ed. A standard plan has been
prepared for the buildings.
Their cost will be between $9,°
000 and $10,000 each, completely
furnished. About forty will be
erected. Red Cross houses for
convalescents, in addition to sleep
ing quarters, will be provided
with sun parlors, rooms for mov
ing pictures and other forms of
entertainment, with games and
comforts, which will assist hasten.
ing the recovery of the health of
young soldiers upon discharge
from cantonment hospitals. Ac"
commodations will also be provid.
ed for relatives summoned by ser.
ou Ullnss of lien ith Ou gUp0
9eneral JYews ems n 5 irief
Rheims, afire many days, now
is completely in ruins from 100,000 d
German shells,says a correspond. ir
ent reporter. ai
Henry Bohannon, 40, was held
at Alexandria, La., charged with ti
the killing of his wife and daugh- et
ter with an ax. o0
A potato campaign was an
nlounced by Food Administrator J.
Parker for Louisiana. b
The Louisiana Bar Association ec
recommended a single uniform
examination for admission to ta
practice of attorneys. F
Germany was declared to be on to
the verge of starvation by French
men who escaped a German prison cc
Eleven British ships over 1600 0
tons, four smaller and one fishing of
vessell were sunk by mines or
U-boats the past week. in
Unanimously the House passed o
the naval appropriations bill carry
New Orleans ministers Sunday, d(
preached on the Liberty Loan as cc
a Christian obligation. F
Don't Let the Huns
Show Us Up!
In three years Germany and Austria-Hungary
have raised TWENTY-EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS
by war loans, and this stupendous sum is but a
small part'of the cost of the war to these powers.
That's the way America's enemies are back
ing their soldiers. It shows how determined the
Prussians are to Germanize the world; and the
Kaiser expects to get this money back WITH IN
TEREST as an indemnity from America. He ex
pects to make YOU pay the bill.
Americans, will you tolerate this?
The United States has raised less than SIX
BILLION DOLLARS through Liberty Loans, an
insignificent sum compared with the enemy's
$28,000,000,000. How do you expect your Gov
ernment to wage a victorious war against such
odds? Invest every dollar you can NOW in
Showdthe Kaiser that the United States is not
money-mad. Convince him that America is de
termined to win this war AT ANY COST! Let
your subscription be a warning to him that he
will NOT COLLECT ONE DOLLAR of indemnity
FROM YOUI Invest in the biggest bond you can.
Invest' Now !
Washington Bank & Trust Co.
FRANKLINTON ANGIE BOGAUS A
' Republican senators bitterly
0 denounced the Overman; bill giv
I- ing the President power to reorg.
d The House, 167 to 98, rejected
h the Senator's proposal for a gov
ernment guaranteed wheat prices
A negro convicted of killing E.
r J. Bounds, a flagman employed
by the N. 0. & N. E., was lynch
a ed by a mob at Poplarville Miss.
n German troops lost all ground
o taken from the Americans and
French in their gigantic blow in
n tending to crash Pershing's forces.
h General Crawder told a Senate
a committee approximately 2,000,
000 men would be placed in Class
o One under the classification of
, of men for selective draft service.
r Secretary Baker approved putt
ing regular army officers in charge
of every infantry and artillery
Jas. Kerney, now in France,
declared the American navy has
g conquered the submarines on the
Many Americans were badly
burned, but all the crew saved,
in a collision of U. S. and British
War Department strategists de.
clared another German offensive,
stronger than ever, would follow
the failure of the present drive.
Charles M. Schwab took charge
of the Emergency Fleet Corpora
tion as general manager.
Negotiations of the UnitedStates
for sixty-six Japanese steamers
were completed at Tokio.
Germany's disappointment over
the U-boat campaign was reveal
ed in Swiss dispatches to Wash
Belgian troops beat back a Ger.
man offensive, inflicting heavy
losses, betw an Langemarok and
Kippe, it w..; announced.
French army commanders cited
many individuals and sections of
the United States army ambulance
service for bravery.
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