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F rankllnton, La., Jan. 1, 1820.
'Unprecedented Crop Yield.
The value of crope produced
on American farms this year ex
oeeded that of any other year in
the nation's history. Corn held
first place with a value of $3-934
234,000, cotton-including cotton
seed was next with a value of
$2,332,913,000 and the hay crop
was third with a total value of
The aggregated value of all the
:crope is estimated at $14,092,740,.
000. This exceeds last year's
erops by nearly $1, 500,000,000.
ecord crops of winter wheat,
ice, sweet potatoes and hay were
wn and the wheat crop com
ing winter and spring orops,
placed at $2,028,522,000.
he area harvested totaled
r359,124,000 acres, or 2,600,
sacres more than last year.
ce paid producers were higher 1
this year in every instance ex
capt in the case of beans cran
berries and oranges.
.hnson Out For President.
Senator Hiram W. Johnson, of
1i,. has followed Senator Poin
ter of Wash., and has an
nced himself a candidate for
Republican nomination for
ident. They believe in the
ry that the early bird catches
worm but the worm has turn
much of late that even the
birds are finding hard pick
Johnson ran as vice-presi
on the Progreessive ticket
Roosevelt in 1912, but not
far. He admits that his can.4
y is opposed "by a certain
*known class of politicians,"
he says that he is going to
e the matter right to the peo
and if he is turned down
the president-makers he will
rally round his own standard and
assert the privilege of aspiring
for the presidency, which he says
"is the birthright of every Amer.
n." No bets have been placed
n either Poindexter or Johnson
yet. Neither is the Wood
m as strong as a boom should
SBooms are usually made of
od, but not everything that is
od will make 'a boom; there's
a difference, you observe.
Safety and Growth.,
Our Directors and Otfficers are men of sound
judgment, wbo are successful in their own business.
The character, ability and experience of the men
back of our bank largely account for our - rapid and
Your interests are safe in their hands.
Sound and conservative methods, prompt and
courteous attention to the wants of our depositors
and a desire to satisfy them with service that is
These are the reasons for our steady growth.
"The Bank of Service."
Hours 9:00 A. M. to 4.:00 P. M.
THE CILENS BANK
DEATH RATE OriGrS
WHEN REL :F ARRIVES
Lives of thousands of Armenian
children already have been saved by
the Near East Relief taking over the
Arnmenian orphanages, according toode
tailed reports, which Ihave just reachedl
the healldqularters of that organizatiolo .
These Institutions had been run by the
Armenians since thle beginninng of the
war to care for the children whose
parents had been murdered by the
Turks. Because of lack of food.
clothing and medicine, the death mite
among the children in these institu
tions averaged as high as twenty or
thirty a day in some cases.
When Armenian funds became in
adequate the Near East Relief took
charge of the orphanage. Since that
time the death rate has been greatly
reduced. Given good food and care
the children are quickly returning to
normal physical anul mental condition.
It is estimated by persons who have
made a survey of Armenia that 120,000
children will die during the next year
unless they are given food and cure.
Near East Relief is the only organi
zation now operating in Western Asia
and it is making an appeal to save
these Christian children.
To the Stockholders:
The Annual meeting of the
Stockholders of the Washington
Bank and Trust Co., will be held
on Friday January 9, 1920, at
11:00 o'clock A. M., for the pu.r
pose of electing officers for the
Washington Bank & Trust Co,
Notice is hereby given that a
certain promisory note dated June
17th, 1919, for the sum of $50.00
payable to Roland Schilling on or
before January e1st, 1920 and
signed by Eurie Berry bill, has
been lost or mislaid and the pub
lie is warned against trading for
same as it has been paid in full.
Frankhlinton, La., December
Help your government and
yourself at the same time-buy
War Savings Stamps
Sheriff Sale-No. 8304.
Mrs. Laura Robertson, et al
Paul V. Morgan.
26th Judicial District (iourt, State of
Louisiana, Parish of Washington.
Notice is hereby given' that by' vir
tue of a commission of sale, issued out
of the 26th Judicial District Court of
Louisiana, in and for Washington Par
ish,in the above entitled and numbered
cause, to me directed and delivered
for execntion, I will proceed to sell
at public auotion to the last and high
eat bidder on
Saturday. January 24, 1920
at the principal front door of the court
house at Franklinton, La., between
the legalesale hours for judicial sales,
the following described property, be
ing and situated in Waenington Par
Lah, Louisiana, to-wi:
The Southeast Qtiarter of the South
east Quarter of Section Eighteen in
Township Three, South, Range Ten
East, St. Helena Meridian.
To be sold for the purpose of effect
ing a partition.
Terms of sale: Cash without ap
This the 16th day of December, 1919.
3. E. Bateman, Sheriff.
CRAFT OF TURK
Persecution of Armlenians and
Confiscation of Property Pre
vented by English Officer.
The most arbitrary city boss in the
world, it seemns safe to say, as well as
the most unscrupulous politician of
modern times, has turned up In Aintab,
Armenia, to judge from an official re
port recently made by Major Stephen
Trowhridge, under Gen. Edmund IH. .
He-Ic is a Turk named Beslim Bey. Until
the Near East Relief agents stopped
1him, he practiced upon the terrified
Armeni:ans such forms of super-graft
as might well make every other cor
rupt politician in the world green with
envy, and such cruelties as make all
other heartless rulers, from Nero
down, seem sweet and gentle char
acters. His office was that of Munic
Ipal Chief Accountant of Alntab; but,
as all dishdonest office-holders know,
it isn't the job that matters, but the
sugar-plumns that go with it. Besim
Bey plucked sugar-plums with both
hands, night and day.
Even inspired city bosses have their
dlay. Besim Bey's came when the
Near East Relief agents found that no
thorough Armenian relief work could
he done in that city while such condl
tions of terrorization existed. General
MacAndrew ordered the arrest and
removal of the six worst Turks In the
:"ing that ruled the city, and Beslm
! ey Vuali~ed as usual forte fi ce.
Sergeant Regan of the 89th di
vision was bringing a group of
German prisoners back from the
rear. On the way he passed an
M. P. by the roadside, "I'll
take those prisoners back for you,
volunteered the M. P.
"You will not," responded the
sergeant There's plenty more
of them up front for M. P.'s that
want to go after them. Go get
your own."-Amerioan Legion
Become a stockholder in the
United States-buy War Saving
Big Store News
We are agents for
Now is the time to ter
race your lands to get good
drainage for the coming
We also sell the
Every neighborhood should
Two good horses or mules
can pull these machines.
Buy Where You Can Sell
Sell Where You Can Buy.
The railways of the Wnited States are more than one-third,
nearly one - half, of all the railways of the world. They
carry a yearly traic sno much greater than that of
any other country that there is really no basis for rompari
son. Indeed, the traffic of any two nations may be com
bined, and still it does not approach the commerce of
America borne upon American railways.
Ulatud States Seater Cusulae.
Ask Any Doughboy Who
Was "Over There"
and he will tell you that American railroads are
the best in the world.
He saw the foreign roads - in England and
France, the best in Europe - and in other Con
tinental countries - and he knows.
The part railroads have played in the develop
ment of the United States is beyond measure.
American railroads have achieved high stand
ards of public service by far-sighted and courage
ous investment of capital, and by the constant
striving of managers and men for rewards for work
We have the best railroads in the world - we
must continue to have the best.
But they must grow.
To the $20,000,000,000 now invested in our
railroads, there will have to be added in the next
few years, to keep pace with the nation's business,
billions more for additional tracks, stations and
terminals, cars and engines, electric power houses
and trains, automatic signals, safety devices, the
elimination of grade crossings - and for recon
struction and engineering economies that will re
duce the cost of transportation.
To attract to the railroads in the future the in
vestment funds of many thrifty citizens, the direct
ing genius of the most capable builders and man
agers, and the skill and loyalty of the best work
men - in competition with other industries bid
ding for capital, managers and men - the railroad
industry must hold out fair rewards to capital, to
managers and to the men.
American railroads will continue to set world
standards and adequately serve the Nation's needs
if they continue to be built and operated on the
American principle of rewards for work well done.
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I, convicted on Septem.
ber 15th, 1916, of Cattle
Stealing, am applying fort
To contract hardwood logging.
A, L. Hickman, E up.,
Richard P. Baer & Co.,