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Mrs. J. VOL BROCK, Editor.
Entered as second Class matter April 5, 1910
at the postomfe at Franklinton, La., under
he Act of Congress of March 3. 1879.
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Address all Communications to
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Frankllnton, La., August 23, 1917
"My Country 'Tis of Thee, Sweet Land
Abusing Free Speech. so
Before our nation enters a war
it is perfectly proper to discuss
the wiAdom of going to war, but
the discussion is closed when con
greoss act. After that, no one
should be permitted to cloak at
tacks upon his government or aid t
to the enemy under the claim
that he is exercising freedom of
speech. No sympathy, therefore
will be wasted upon those who
have been arrested for unpatri
otic utterances. They abuse free
speech. And this applies to at
tacks on the allies as well as to
attacks upon the United States.
We can no more allow our allies
to be clushed than we can afford
to be crushed our selves. The
defeat of our allies would throw
the whole burden of the war upon
us. We must stand together and
fight it through. There are only
two sides to a war- every Amer
ican must be on the side of the
United States.-W. J. BRYAN. b
University Session Opens
The next regular session of the I
'Louisiana State University will tI
open on Wednesday, September b
19. It is the earnest desire of the C
University authorities that there l1
be no diminution in attendance C
from that of previous sessions, i
but, on the contrary, that the r
registration be larger than ever E
"There is no doubt that the c
world will have to look mainly to e
the United States to replenish i
its supply of highly educated c
men, now being so rapidly de- 1
pleted on the battle fields of
Europe." says President Thos. D.
Boyd of the Louisiana State Uni.
versity. "Many European ool
leges and universities have closed
their doors, and it would be very
unfortunate to have any great
falling off in the attendance of
our American colleges and uni
versities this fall.
"High school graduates and
college students are worthy of all
praise for their eagerness to enter
the military service and their
w !lingness, if need be, to die for
: their eoontry; but this war will
ly ontinue several years
S sad there is no doubt that
theme youag men oan render their
oontrybetter service by com-n
pI g their eduation 'and thues
fiting thmsilves for greater use
C fa ulBoeresftsr."-L. S. U.
s. eP.s Bullti.
bReisting the Draft.
inamber, of those resisting
dIstotteately. very few:
bI eq opa. go** are
oppoed to wa....
my prefer to sub.
p arms, but even
S e. io stsa or
eOearaemeU t to
8Stll lets can
easeoriip iou, at.
.hat to join
still reddens the earth-but so A
long as nations go to war the cit
izen can not escape a citizen's
Inty. If his conscience forbids
im to do what his government
remands he must submit without St
romplaint, to any punishment in.
licted, whether the punishment hc
be imprisonment or death.
This is the best government on W
earth-the one most responsive to ul
the will of the people, but it is a at
government of the people-not st
of one or a few men. If a few at
are permitted to resist a law-- V
any law-because they do not c(
like it, government becomes aP
farce. The law must be enforced ti
-resistance is anarchy-W. J. at
Waverley Club Reception.
In appreciation of the four
I active club members, Mesdames
W. J. Dunn, J. D. Kerr, W. C.
Storm and J. O. Bethea, who are e1
soon giving up their residence in a
Franklinton, the Waverley Club e
held an informal reception at the &
home of one of its members, la
Mrs. D. E. Sheridan, on Tuesday 8
evening from 8 to 11. p
The reception rooms and hall a
d were especially attractive in
their decorations of handsome 6
ferns and cut flowers, while the if
porches which entirely encircle it
the house, were festooned with I
vines and softly shaded lights. ii
Iices and cakes were served. t
Mt. Hermon. 1i
The first bale of cotton for this s
season was sold in Mt. Hermon
d August 15th. It weighed 525 .
e pounds, ginned by A. M. Schill- I
ing and bought by F. R. Miller, I
was raised by Mr. McCauley I
n Bateman, one of our best and I
most progressive farmers. Mr. I
r Bateman had just moved up here t
this year and notwithstanding his i
serious loss of having his house
burned when he first came, he
rebuilt and has made a fine crop. I
IS We want more like him to come. I
The Pig Club met Saturday
1e night in the Auditorium and went
,1 through with its regular order of
ir business, after which the Red
ie Cross Auxiliary met, with the fol.
re lowing officers present: ' W. T.
.e Ott, Chairman; Mrs. W. E. Ban.
s, ister, Secretary. Prof. Meadows
oe resigned as Treasurer, and Mrs.
Sr 8. W. Wilkes was elected instead.
Lieutenant Percy Ott, who
ze came home on a visit, was pres
to ent and made us a very interest
ah ing talk on the spirit and training
sd of the army, for which a rising
*. vote of thanks was extended.
It was announced from Wash
ington that men who fail to ap
' pear far army service will be
ed jailed and certified to the army
ry without physical examination.
of Notice, Tax Sale.
i- To T. I. GAIJOA)WAY,
Sandy Hook, Miss.
You are hereby notified that I pur
ud chased at tax sale at Franklinton,
1ll Washington Parish. Louisiana, on
tr Jane 16, 1917, the following described
ir property, situated in Washington
Parlsh, Louisiana, to-wit:
SForty acree, being the net of the
ll nej, See. 2, Tp. 1. 8. I 13 east, St.
rs Helena Meridian, in Parish of Wash
lat ington, La.
ei Said sale was made for the taxes
for the year 1916, as assessed on the
tax "rolls for said year, said taxes and
LuS costs being as follows:
so State Tax......................$ .69
SParish Tax...... ............... 1.20
Confederate Veteran Tax....... .19
8pecial School Tax..............96
Good Boada Tax................08
Two-Mill Road Tax..............
og Advertisement.................. 1.95
1w: Sheriff's Title................... 4.00
ag Cost of recording said title in.
conveyance records.......... 1.80
Cost of this advertisement...... 4.00
let Title from J. I: Bateman, Sheriff
to and Ex-ofliolo Tax Collector, to me
was recorded in conveyance records
of Washington Parish, Loauiia. on
July 14, 1917, in oonveyance book 98,
lU page I88.
o, Thisbnotieeis given that on may
t. redeem saimd property from said to;
ia sale within the time and upon the
e Bimr ad condltions as required by
law, should you desre to do o.
iem `. `- i C , tlUT.
A Distinguished Son of
Lieutenant Percy Wright Ott,
Engineering Corpse, Regulars,
t stationed now at Fort Leaven
worth, Kansas, was a guest of
t honor in the bhome of Mr. and.
Mrs. M. W. Ott, Monday of this
week. Lieutenant Ott is a grad
uate of the University of Illinois,
and was tendered the instructor
ship in Electrical Engineering
and Mechanics at Urbana Uni
versity, but recognizing his
t country's need he gave up his
a positio" and went to the officers'
I training camp for the summer
and is now on a fortnight's visit
to his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Weston Ott at Mt. Hermon, La.
J. J. Walker
r Resigns Pastorate
1. Rev. J. J. Walker for reasons
e entirely satisfactory to himself
n and the church at large, resign
b ed the pastorate of the Baptist
e church here and preached his
, last sermon from this pulpit
y Sunday evening. No dearer
people could be found than Rev.
LI and Mrs. Walker.
n Asa preacher Mr. Walker is
e sound, scholarly and well in
e formed and as a pastor he is
e ideal, thoroughly shepherding
h not only his own flock but keep
s. ing in touch with the needs of
the whole community, relieving
distress whenever found and
lending council and help on all
n Conditions in church affairl-.
l here make it impossible to hold
. Mr. Walker longer and while he
r, has been urged to accept a city
y pastorate and also called to do
d rural work, he has as yet made
r. no definite decision, but for the
re present will continue to reside
is in Franklintou.
1e Two members of a New York
p. exemption board pleaded guilty
e. to a charge of conspiracy to ob-.
struct the drait law and were
nt sentenced to two years in the
of Atlanta penitentiary.
Full Blood Poland
China Pigs for sale.
They are about 7
weeks old and the
price is low.
Dr. M. Bateman
will tell you a felloc's con
stitution won't last forever
and in these strenuous times
It needs a good overhauling
I Mineral Wells, Texas
Two or three weeks there will
make you look and feel like
O Better Go While the Go.
io ng is Good.
ASK THE TICKET AOEBlT.
SA, D. Bell, Goe. D Hounter,
OG P. A,. Pass. Traze Mgr.,
Notice, Book Lovers
Anybody may read Wavy.
erley Club books by pay.
ing ten cents per book.
Call at the Era-Leader of.
Iw and im thehe c .ctlo.
Partial List of the Premiums to Be
Offered at the Parish Fair here
1. Rules Governing School Contests and Exhibits.
1. Contestants will he allowed to enter only two literary
events, excluding chorus and quartette. t
2. Each school will be allowed to enter ,re contestant
s and one alternate for each athletic event, and each athletic
s contestant will be allowed to enter only two athletic events, t
excepting the relay race and basketball.
3. There will be first and second prizes, and honorable
r mention for third place for both athletic and literary events.
4. All literary events will take place in the school build
ing in the forenoon of Thursday, October 18, and the athletic
events will take place at the Fair Grounds in the afternoon
of the same day.
5. Spelling contests in the elementary grades will be
oral, and the spelling contests in the high school grades will
be written. All high school grades to use all words in spell.
f ing pamphlet. Additional words to be taken from list of
6t 6. All entries must be in by Tuesday preceeding the
it 7. The literary contests will begin promptly at 9:30
sr o'clock Thursday morning, October 18th, 1917.
8. Winners of First places in last year's contests will not
be allowed to enter the same contest this year, excluding
is SCHOOL EXHIBITS
P- One, Two, Three and Four Room Schools
of (Silver and Bronze Medals awarded where Cash
g- Premiums are not given.)
l 1. Best general work, one room schools
2. Best general work, two room schools.
ý 8. 3. Best general work, three and four room schools.
id 4. Best map of Parish, one and two room schools.
he 5. Best map of Louisiana, one and two room schools.
ty 6. Best map of Parish, three and four room schools.
do 7. Best map of Louisiana, three and four room schools.
de Schools With More than Four Teachers
he 1. Best single water color painting.
de 2. Best single charcoal drawing.
3. Best water color paintings,work of tivepupilsin group.
4. Best charcoal drawings, work of five pupils in group.
rk 5. Best Map of Parish.
Ity 6. Best map of Louisiana.
ere 1. Best white cake........ ...... ....$S 50 25
she 2. Best devil's food cake ......~......... 50 25
3. Best pound cake. ......... ........50 25
4. Best lemon pie.......... ....... ... 50 25
5. Best half dozen biscuits ............... 50 25
6. Best pretty dress costing less than $1.... 2 00 1 00
7. Bestat rack . ................... 1 00 50
8. Best porch swing............. ........ 1 00 50
.d . Best hall tree ..................... 1 00 50
10. Best fly trap............. ... ........ 1 00 50
e, 11. Best individual drinking cup rack, ..... 1 00 50
7 Literary Events.
1. Spelling. 4th grade. pamphlet to 4th grade.
S 2. Spelling. 5th grade pamphlet to 5th grade.
3. Spelling, 6th grade, pamphlet to 6th grade.
4. Spelling 7th grade. pamphlet to 7th grade,
5. Spelling, 8th grade, pamphlet to 8th grade.
6. Spelling, 9tbh grade, pamphlet to 9th grade.
7. Spelling, 10th grade, pamphlet to 10th grade.
8. Spelling, 11th grade, pamphlet to llith grade.
9. Declamation, 4th to 7th grades inclusive, boys.
10. Declamation, 4th to 7th grades, inclusive, :girls.
11, Declamation, 8th 9th, 10th,llth grades, inclusiveboys.
12. Declamation, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th grades,inclusive,girls.
13. Writing from printed copy, 4th and 5th grades.
14. Writing from memory. i6th and 7th grades, first verse
of Village Blacksmith, time-two minutes.
15. Arithmetic, 4th and 5th grades, addition, subtraction,
S multiplication and division.
16. Arithmetic, 6th and 7th grades,'addition, subtraction,
" multiplication and division of fractions.
17. Arithmetic, 8th and 9th grades, addition, Subtraction,
multiplication and divisions of decimals.
18. Readiing, Elementary grades.
19. Best quartette, contestants in quartette may enter
two other literary events.
20. Best chorus of not less than ten pupils, contestants
may enter two other literary .events.
1. 50 yard dash, over 62 inches.
2, 50 yard dash, under 62 inches.
8. 100 yard dash, over 62 inches.
4. 100 yard dash, under 62 inches.
. 5. 200 yard dash, over 62 inches.
6. 200 yard dash, under 62 inches.
7. 440 yard dash, over 62 inches.
8, Running high jump, over 62 inches.
9. Running high jump, under 62 inches.
10. Running broad jump, over 62 inches,
11. Running broad jump, under 62 inches.
12. Standing broad jump, over 62 inches.
13. Standing, broad jump, under 62inches.
14. Relay team, over 62 inches, one mile.... .$1 00 50
y. 15. Relay team, under 62 inches, one mile . 1 00 50
16. Basketball team, first team............. 3 00 2 00
L 17. Best basket ball team, second team ..... 2 00 1 00
tiaveyou -Ionate4tUthe Re4 Cross?j
Notice. Tax Sale.
To MRS. W. P. BRANDON,
You art hereby notified that I pur.
chased at tax sale at Franklintoo,
Washington Parish, La., on June I1,
1917. the following described proper.
ty. situated in Washington Parih,
Lot 5. block 30. Rogalusa Terrace,
in the city of Hogalusa, La.
Said sale was made for the taxes
for the year 19lti, as assessed on the
tax rolls for said year, said tares and
costs being as follows:
State taxes.............$ .11
Parish tax ............ .... .16
Confederate veteran tax... 02
Good roads tax .......
Interest. ... ........
Advertisement ............ 1
fMaking deed........... ..... 2.00
Recording deed ...........
Cost of recording sali title in
conveyance records......,. 1.50
Cost of this advertisement...... 4.00
Total... .................. 11.01
Title from J. E. Bateman, Sherit
and Ex-Officio Tax Collector, tome
was recorded in conveyance records
af Washington Parish, Louisfana, on
July 17th. 1917, in conveyance book
28, page 3X6.
This notice is given that you my
redeem said property from said ta
sale within the time and upon its
terms and conditions as required by
law, should you desire to do so.
Bogalusa, La., August 6, 1917.
K. I. BEAN.
Notice, Tax Sale.
To JOHN A. GALLOWAY,
Sandy Hook, Mies.
You are hereby notified that I pIu
chased at tax sale at Franklintoa,
Washington Parish, Louisiana, on
June 16, 1917, the following described
property, situated in Washington
Parish, Louisiana, to-wit:
Forty acres, being set of net, Sea.
2, Tp. 1 8. R. 13 east, St. Helena Mer.
idian, in Parish of Washington, La.
Said sale was made for the taxes for
the year 1916, as assessed on the tar
rolls for said year, said taxes and
costs being as follows;
State Taxes .................. .N
Parish Taxes .................. 1.
Confederate Veteran Tax........ .11
Special School Tax............ 1.I
Good, Roads Tax............. 01. .
Two-Mill Road Tax.... .... ....A.I
Sheriff's title ....................
Cost of recording said title in
conveyance records ........... 1.0
Cost of this advertisement...... 4,
Total .................. ...... 1.t1
Title from J. E. Bateman, Sheuri
and Ex-Offcio Tax Collector, toas
was recorded in conveyance reeort
of Washington Parish, Louisiana, r
July 17. 1917, in conveyance book U,
This notice s given that you my
redeem said property from maldt
sale within the time and upoa"i M
terms and conditions as required by
law, should you desire to do so.
Bogaluaa, Louisiana, August 7, lmlL
R. H. BUCK,
Noti~e to Creditors.
In the Matter of the Suocession 0
Isaac Roborts, Deceased.
26th Judicial District Court d0
Louisiana, for Washington
Notice is hereby given to ti
creditors of this estate, as well
to all other parties to show O1
within te. days from notjfiocdi
hereof'(if any they have or oiW
why the final aooount presentdl
by O. C. Tynes, administrator 0
this estate, should not be apprOrse
ed, hbmologated and dispositiC i
of the funds be made aecordiflli
By order of the Court. AugUa
[SealJ M. A. Thigpeoi
20.22 Clerk of Ci
8henif Sale.-No. 2936
Oeo.'W. Seals, et als,,
Notice is hereby given that by*
of a writ of fleri facias, lessed
of the e26th JudalDitstriot .3'
Lonidte, in and for
Parish, in the above entitled
and to me directed. I will proOd
sell at public auction to the lat
highest bidder, on
Saturday, September 8, .91:
at the principal front door of the
house at Franklinton, La,
legal sale hours for judcid
ifolnowing deearibed property
and situated in Wahilnmton
Lote 278 and 279 In the ToWS
Varnado, La,, being in the
iHr. No. 42, Tp. 2, south,
.east, aeCording to the or
file in the oSoe of Clerk of o
Washingtbn arlablsi. IA
Terms of sale: Osah with
S This the slet y of Aeat
7 1, R, Btaisa