Mrs. J.,VOL BROCK, Editor.
Lnleredl as SCCOD class mrtter Apsil 5. 1910
at bthe post oltle at Franklinton, ra., under
ire Act of 'onlress of 1arceh :f. 1810.
Advertiiing I,:rtý' uon A rluliCatii)nD
Address all (cnloill: nic; ations to
Era-Leader, Frank linton, La.
Advertisements :,nd sulscrIiptins
will be continuvd at regular taes in
tii all past indebitcdnss is paid up.
SUBSCRIPTION .' 'EAR
Franklinton, La., Jan. I. 1913
Notwithstanding the fact that
it is new and necessarily iaFre
or less crude, the pvrcelk podt
service is vindicating the value
of its existence and the wisdom
of those whose insistent domands
created it. Its rates-- ntably
on short distance packages--need
overhauling and reductions, and
it can be simplified in other di
rections, but with all its defects.
it meets with a fair degree of
efficiency, the purpose of its cre
ation. The parcels post is part
of a comprehensive scheme of
rural betterment; its chief pur
pose is to place the rural dweller
as closely as possible in touch
with the world about him, there
by attracting home builders to
the country. A, test made by
the New York Herald shows that
in a large majority of cases it is
cheaper, swifter and more reli
able than the express comnpanies.
Bolton Jan. 12.-Society ma
trons, mothers of eligible de
butantes and the young ladies
themselves, are terribly per
turbed to.day, and there is dis
comfort in the homes of the
wealthy of the Back Bay Dis
trict because of the remarks of
Milton need, jurist,rtraveler and
lecturer, who charged that the
idebutants put temptation in the
"way of the Harvard boys in the
course of his lecture before the
wentd eýryMr.Reed said.
As long as young women will
persist in serviing quantities of
:Clm eat their coming out
ate*.Wih supperi given at 4
o'cloctk I th rning, we can
not exgt:.eel behavior from
young ei. The boys who
come home after some such af
fair are bound to be in an un
Miss Zola Mayo Is Decapi.
Jackson, Miss, Jan. 12.E-Miss
tila Mayo. aged 16, daughter of
Mra. F. M. Mayo, was instantly
'itlled some three miles east of
I ere, in Rankin County, about 5
b'clook this afternoon, and Miss
;Lucille Harris, niece and adopted
daughter of John Harris, a retail
i~cry. wan, probably fatally iu
at bl same time.
W 'Toto young girls were mem.
eof a party of young men and
' tmenrwhtohadgone out for a
on a kodak expedition dur
king the afternoon. They had
the public bridge over
eloaa River, and sacording to
"rnbers of the party were walk.
g along n ithe tracks of Ihe
' ~amaa a Vlcksburg Railway.
Romof the strollers had started
oroeg a trestle bridge near'
whait s called the Farish Traffic
j8tidiju as the westbound
exriess train No. 11, running
.about two hours late, approached.
A curve a short distance ahead
:had obstructed their view of the
~'approaching train, which was
,,anning at about forty miles an
Jaor, and was nearing the point
4 at wihit is customary to slow
.doa for the river bridge. Misses
·~o and Hlarris, ith the two
no men, are reported to have
* to clear 'the trestle. I
in her exftement, is I
7 i ave gotten a foot en- I
sing i thae i1bers and fell
-·tlt~triob streti he. The body 4
was decapitated, and otherwise
terribly mangled, and her death
Miss Harris succeeded in jump
Sing clear off the trestle, but in
falling is believed to have st ruck
some obsticle and was badly in
jured about the head. She was
brought in on the train and re
moved to the Baptist State Hos
p ital, where at last reports she
was still unconscious and in a
' critical condition.
Beyond a jarring and nervous
shakeup at the awful tragedy
which they witnessed, the other
members of the little party were
not seriously injured.
Miss Mayo leaves her widowed
s mother, two sisters and a brother,
- all residents here. Mrs. Mayo
- had conducted the Mayo House
for several years.
Nurse Tells Story of Baby
'San Francisco, Jan. 12.-That
Mrs. Dorothy Morgan Cutter
' lingsby, wife of a one-time
lieutenant in the navy of Great
I Britain, substituted a strange in
Sfant for that of her own dead
child and had the body of the
rlatter cremated in order to obtain
an heir for the million-dollar
ISlingsby estate in England was
the charge made yesterday in
a confession of Mrs. 0. U. Blain,
Mrs. Blain told her story in the
office of the district attorney be
fore Louis Ferrari, the chief dep.
uty, and other witnesses.
According to the nurse's story,
Mrs. Slingsby,s own child died
at birth, which so distracted the
imother who wanted to legalize
the transfer of the estate by the
birth of a child, that she threaten
Through a newspaper adver
tisement Mrs. Blain declared she
obtained the infant child of Lillian
Ankerson, an unfortunate girl,
and this baby was substituted
without the knowledge of Lieuten
The story will be used in the
prosecution of Dr. W. W. Fraser
on a charge of falsification of
state hbirth records, Mrs Blain
declared it was through Dr FraB
er that the Anderson infant was
found. The state records show
the birth of a son to Mrs. Slings.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Penton were
New Orleans visitors Saturday
Rev. and Mrs. C. O. Waltman
of Alabama, are guests of Mr.
and Mrs. G. WV. Allen.
Mrs. J. E. Wood and little
daughter Josie, of Franklinton,
were Sunday visitors.
Mr. and Mrs. .i. E. Ritchey
have returned, after a visit to
Mrs. Ritchey's mother, Mrs.
Ball, of Aiigie. 1
Mr, and Mrs. Joe Penton and a
childredi left 8saday for Tezas. I
* g eeagees
;58 0 6
Por singles-trap or field-just
toss in a shell, press the button and--"PULL." The side bolt
makes it easy. You don't have to tug at the barrel or watch an
on-and-off device. The action stays open after each single shot
is fired.-It always stays open when the magazine is empty.
Five shots-three to get the cripples-each under absolute con
trol of the trigger finger. The recoil reloads for you-kicks
another shell in; takes the strain off the gun-the discomfort out
of the kick-all without diminishing the drive behind the shot.
Simple take-down-a few turns of the readily handled
magazine screw-cap makes cleaning, carrying and inter
change of barrels quick and easy.
Send for a motion picture booklet telling how the
kick is used-how a friction device found only on
the Remington. UMC Autoloading Shotgun takes
the punishment out of heavy loads.
REMINGTON ARMS* UNION
METALLIC CARTRIDGE CO.
299 Broadway 7 New York City
e McManus Returns.
Alexandria, La., Jan, 12-Nel
-son McManus, who mysteriously
3 disappeared from his home near
klc Jena, LaSalle Parish, Oct. 1, and
whose disappearance stirred the
S citizens of central Louisiana and
Sa seurch being instituted for his
body because of the belief that
B he had been murdered, turned
a up here last night. He is now at
the home of his mother, Mrs. M,
8 E. McManus, in Monroe street,
v this city.
r Shortly after his disappear
e ance, Leland Walker, a young
man who was working for Mc
SManus in his logging camp. con
"fessed that he had murdered Mc*
° Manus by striking him on the
e head with an ax, and implicated
Dock Harp, another young man.
The confession by Leland Walker
. had been obtained during a grill
ing process by an officer who
was employed as a detective.
t Walker stated to the officer that
She and Harp had weighted the
e dead body of McManus with a
t piece of railroad iron and put it
into a pond of water. Walker
I took a posse of men to the pond
and showed them where the body
Ihad been placed, but a thorough
r search failed to reveal it.
3 McManus was interviewed to
day and stated that he had left
home because ot business trou
bles, saying he was deeply in
3 debt and that the trouble seemed
more than he could bear and that
he guessed it deranged his mind
for the time, He was in the
woods hiding for five days after
his disappearance, finally beat
ins his way on trains to Monroe,
Little Rock and St. Louis, then
back to Memyhis, Vicksburg
and Baton Rouge. He worked
for several levee contractors, but
lately worked for Captain J. C.
Brown in a logging camp 25
miles below Plaquemine, going
under the name of Charles Joy.
He camne to this city riding the
blind baggage over the Texas &
Pacific Ry. His aged mother
was greatly overcome when he
appeared at her home before
daylight, She and her daughter
were wearing mourning for him. 1
His wife is with her parents at
LCompte. He had been mar
ried only two months when he
so mysteriously disappeared.
MeManus' return releases Le I
land Walker from suspicion. His "
ease was to have been submitted a
to the grand jury again next 1
wee1k. McManus says that be
cannot understand why Walker 1
should have confessed that hei
had murdered him.
New Blacksmith Shop.
The Lossett Blacksmith Shop
has been purchased by W. P. I
Dunlap and all kinds of work will
be done at moderate prices.
Horseshoeing and gunwork a
specialty. All work guaranteed.
Price spot cash on delivery.
OLDEST BANK IN WASHINGTON PARISH.
Ninth Annual Statement
BANK OF FRANKLINTON
DECEMBER 31, 1912.
Loans and Discounts - - - $128,927 67
Stocks and Bonds - - - - 25,100 00
Cash on Hand and in Banks - - - 40,180 20
Banking House and Other Real Estate 40,728 90
Suspense - - - - - - 78 55
$ 235,015 32
Capital Stock - - - - $ 30,000 00
Surplus and profits - - - - - 6,006 39
Deposits - - - - 155,008 93
Bills Payable - - - - - 19,000 00
Bonds Borrowed - - - - 25,000 00
$ 235,015 32
H. B. MAGEE, President
W. W. BABINGTON, Vice-Pres.
ROBERT BABINGTON, Cashier
W. C. HAMILrTON, Asst. Cashier
WE SOLICIT YOUR 1913 BUSINESS.
Mrs. G. G. Jones is spending
this week in Columbia.
J. Leon Pounds was a visitor
.to Covington Monday.
Mr. L. P. Pierce was on the
sick list last week.
Mr.J. G. Moore was a court
r Rev. N. F. Clark, of Poplarville
was a visitor here Saturday.
) Miss Lillite Long, of Bogalusa,
Swas the week-end guest of Miss
b Nellie Jenkins.
Mr. G. G. Jones was a court
Mr L. E. Guidry, of Bogalusa,
was a Sunday visitor.
The next regular examination
'for white and colored teachers
will be held at the court house
on January 30 and 81 and Feb. 1,
1913. D. H. Strnmgfield,
NOTICE is hereby given that
a certain mortgage note, date
Oct. 14th, 1918, for the sum of
$440, due and payable to the
Farmers & Merchants Bank on
Oct.ý14th, 1909, and secured by
mortgage recorded in Mortgage
record No. 6, page 43, Washing
ton Parish, has been lost or mis
laid and the public is warned
against the purchase of said note.
Wash. Par. WareýHouse Co. Ltd.,
J. R. Schilling, Pres.
The following notes. owned by
Mrs. Courtney Welch, wife of A. L.
Welch. have been paid by B. I. Magee
and delivered to the said B. I. Magee
have been lost. First note for 800,
payable December 1, 1909, with in-:
tereat at the rate of seven per cent
from maturity and note No. 8, for
$300, payable bee. 1, 1910, with seven
per cent interest from date. Each of
said notes being dated 0th day o
August, 1o.9, and paraphed "Ne Van
tar ," of een date therewith, by M.
I. Varnado, notary public, to identify
same with theactof sale with ven
dor's lien and privilege retained, said I
act being passed before said notary ]
pubIlc recorded in mortae book t1
pag 8; of the _ ot records o1
Washington parish, La., and the pub
lie is warned against negotiating for
the above notes, same having been
pad in fall, anat this notice Is given
for the purpose of cancelaling the1
same on the records of said parish
Mrs. Courtney Welch.
88-43 B. J Magee.
Dr. O. D. Varnado
Office ia Bank of Frankliato,
'Come Now and Let
Us Reason Together."
A weightier matter than merchandise was at stake when
those words were uttered by the prophet of old, but the words apply
to all conditions in all ages.
Men who have something to tell or something to sell, use
them. We have both.
We believe in telling the people through the medium of the
press, what we have and how we deal.
We sell everything for the home and farm.
We have built a large business on our platform; "Every
Deal a Square deal."
We believe a majority of the people are honest and that all
people like to deal where they feel they will be dealt with honestly.
We believe people will deal where they get the most and best
goods for their money.
We do not claim to be the only folks who are honest, or who
can give good values, but we do claim to be of that class, and be
lieve we have good reasons for our claims, some of which follow:
Ideal location on two railroads-Near depots, thus reducing
cost of drayage to a minimum-Carry large and varied stock-Boy
in large quantities direct from mills and factories-Large volume of
business, permitting small profits,
Make immediate shipments, and everything sold "Your
money back if not satisfied."
You can't lose by giving us your business, but you can profit.
Write for prices and let us furnish the proof,
NEUNAUSER BROTHERS, Slidll, La.
Furnishers and Shippers of
Everything for the Home and Farm.
Sheriff Sale.-No. 2124.
W. D. Thompson & Co.
G. W. Smith.
Notice is herebygiven thatby virtue
of an order of Fleri Pacias, Issued
out ot the 28th Judicial District Court
of Louisiana, in and for Washington
Parish, in the above entitled cause
and to me directed, I will proceed to
sell at public auction to the last and
highest bidder, on
Saturday, March I, 1913
at the principal front door of the court
hounse, at Pranklinton, La., between
the legalsale hours for judicial sales,
the following described property, to
87 acres of land, more or less, situ
ated in the pariah of Washington.
state of Louisaliana, the same being a
part of Lee Youngblood Hd. entry
of Twp. i RB. 10 E., St. Helena mer
idian, said homestead originally con
sisting of about 127 acres, and the
above described 87 acres is on the
south side of said homestead, and is
bound on the north by lands of Mariah
Vernon, widow of Peter Vernon de
eeased, east by lands of Quincy Brum
field, Oliver Tate and estate of J. P.
BIulloch, deceased. south and u est by
lands of estate of Geo. Crow, deceased.
Terms of sale: Cash with benefit of
This 18th day of Jannary, 19183k
T, J. Simmons, Sheriff.
At Warnerton, La.
1 Saw Mill, complete, with
12x14 Atlas Engine,
45 II. P. Boiler.
At Franklinton, La.
1 50 H. P. Boiler.
1 Erie City Engine, 35 H. P.
1 60-saw Gullett Gin.
Condensers Feeders, Eleva
tors and Seed Carriers.
I Cotton Press, Gillett's.
I small Engine.
1 J. A. Pay Planer.
1 Portable Engine and Boiler.
Half interest in 1 Engin 3.
Half interest in 1 boiler.
Babie tglon Bros. Ltl.
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