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Mrs. J. VOL BROCK, Editor.
Entered as second class matter April 5, 1910
at the postoffice at Franklinton, La., under
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Franklinton, La., Sept. 25, 1919
The Era-Leader is authorized to ra
make the following announcements of ye
candidates, subject to the action of S(
the voters in the Democratic Primary It
Election to be held on Tuesday, Jan
uary 20th, 1920:
T. E. BENNETT ot
MURPHY J. SYLX EST It
For Sheriff- Si
J. E. BATEMAN
L. L. SCHILLING R
T. J. SIMMONS H
For Assessor- I
GEO. W. MAGEE I
S. E. MORRIS
For Clerk of Court-- P
A. W. ARD
L. V. BANKSTON
ARTHUR E. HOOD
G. W. KNIGHT
H. F. STAFFORD
CARTER C. WELCH
DR. P. R. BACOT I
DR. J. L. BROCK
DR. WILL JONES
For Police Juror, First Ward
L. A. SIMMONS
R. H. SPRING
For Police Juror, Fifth Ward
H. O. BEAL
For Police Juror, Sixth Ward
0. R. SPENCER JR.
R. R. JENKINB
For Police Juror, Seventh Ward
F. P. SONES
For Police Juror, Eighth Ward
W. O. HALEY
S. S. THOMAS
E. T. HALEY
Illinois Central gets Out Book
The land department of the
Illinois Central railroad has just
sent The Era-Leader a copy of
the new booklet which it has had
printed for distribution to pros
peoiive homeseekers. The book
contains 32 pages, is printed on
a good quality of paper and is
handsomely illustrated. Every
variety of soil tl, be found in
the state is considered in the
Special tribute is paid the pine
lands of the sttt as a truck grow
ing and stock raising center The
statement is made that 75 per cent
of the milk shipped to New Or
lane is from the cut over pine
lands. The claim is also made
that(l) ninety per cent of the
sheep raised in Louisiana are oi
cut.over lands; (2)eighty per cent
of the sweet potatoes that are
shipped trom the state are from
out-over lands; (3) all the straw
berries (1919 crop was worth
$2,000,000) are from eut-over
lands; (4) seventy-five per cent
of the milk shipped to New Or
leans is from the out-over pine
Slands; (5) tbhe cut-over lands lead
in the production of velvet beans,
soy beans and is best adapted for
peanuts; (6) the very best cab
Sbage, cauliflower, beets, snap
beans, and in fact, all kinds of
vegetables are grown and ship
ped from cut-over lands. In ad
dition to above, very fine erops of
corn, oats, Irish potatoes and
ootton are grown.
On page 17 of the book is a
very intern;ling acrostic made
':. from the ietlers forming the
: ame Louisiana. It reads as fol.
Leads the world in the production
of salt and sulphur.
On her farms is produced 95 per
cent of the sugar cane.
Under her lands are vast fields of
oil and gas.
Ia manufactures she stands sec
ond in the south and sixth in
Save one, she produces more lum
ber than any other state.
Inside her borders is the greatest
mileage of navigable water
Alluvial land-the largest area of
New Orleans is the second largest
port on the Atlantic.
Agriculture is the principal in- a
dustry of her people. n
The statement of the crops t
raised in the state during the
f year 1918, as prepared by the t
f State Bureau of Agriculture and e
Immigration, is an eye-opener.
It places King Cotton at the head
of course, but there are many
other valuable crops also listed.
It is as follows:
Cotton crop... ...........$100,000,000
Sugar, molasses and syrup 60,000.000
Corn crop .............. 56,000,000
Rice crop............... 35,061,000
Hay crop ................ 6,521,000
Sweet potato crop......... 6,240,000
Irish potato crop......... 3,560,000
Vegetable crop........... 3,100,000
Fruit and nut crop ........ 2,000,000
Oats crop ................ 1,980,000
Peanut crop .............. 1,980,000
Strawberry crop .......... 1,252,000
Tobacco crop.............. 82,000
One 4 yoke ox team with one
extra ox, and wagon. Also 2
pair young farm or wagon mules.
I will sell or trade for cattle.
For futher information see me,
C. N. Sylvest.
"Tommy, your head is wet.
You've been in swimming against
"No, pa. I was just standing
on the bank watohin' the other
boys when that littla Tompkins
kid did a 'belly-buster' an splash.
"Then why wasn't your hat
"I had it in my hand, pa, fan
"Umph! I guess I'll have to
make a lawyer out of you, son."
Sloan's Liniment scatters
the congestion and
A little, applied without rubbing, will
ptenetrate immediately and rest and
soothe the nerves.
Sloan's Liniment is very effective in
allaying external pains, strains, bruises,
aches, stiff joints, sore muscles, lumba
go, neuritis, sciatica, rheumatic twinges.
Keep a big bottle always on hand
for family use. Druggists everywhere.
35c, 7Oc, $1.40.
In the District Court of the United
States for the Eastern District of
In the matter of Cecil T Daniel,
No. 2386 In Bankruptcy.
All the creditors of Cecil T.
Daniels of Bogalusa, La., adjudged a
htmkrupt on the 8th day of September,
1919, on his petition in the District
Court of the United States for the
Eastern District of Louisiana, are
hereby notified that the first meeting
of the creditors of the said 'bankrupt
will be held before the undersigned
Referee at his office, Room 301, Nola
Building, 407 Carondelet St., New Or
leans, ua., on the 27th day of Septem
ber, 1919, at the hour of 10 o'clock a.m.
Whereat the said creditors shall
present and prove their claims, elect
a Trustee, and fix the amount of his
bond; shall determine in what manner
and at what time the property of the
bankrupt's estate shall be sold, and
shall take such other steps as are
pertinent and necessary for the pro
motion of the best interest of said es
tate, and shall do such other things
as the law may requ.re and as may
be brought before them.
WM. A. BILL, Beferee.
Strange Souroes From Whioh *
Pigments Used by Modern
Painters Are Derived.
PRESERVATION OF SURFACES.
Crude but Effeotive Processes Employ
ed by the Egyptians and Greeks of
Pliny's Day-Noah Prudently
Waterproofed the Ark.
Whether paint was invented in an
swer to a need for a preservative or to
meet a desire for beauty is a question
fuilly as knotty as the ancient one about
the relhive time of arrival of the
chicken or the egg. It was invented,
though, and it serves both purposes
equally; so whether it is an offspring
of mother necessity or an adopted son
1 of beauty remains forever a disputed .
The first men, cowering' under the
fierce and glaring suns of the biblical
countries, constructed rude huts of
wood to shelter them. The perishable 4
O nature of these structures caused rapid 4
decay, and it is probable that the oc
cupants, seeking some artificial means
O of preservation, hit upon the pigments
of the earth in their search. It is per
haps natural to suppose that it was
the instinct of preservation that led
imen to the search, although the glories
of the sunsets and the beauties of the
rainbow may have created a desire to
0 imitate those wonders in their own
0 The earliest record of the applica
tion of a preservative to a wooden
structure dates from the ark, which 4
was, according to the Bible, "pitched ,
within and without." The pitch was a
triumph of preservation whatever it
lacked as a thing of beauty.
. Decoration applied to buildings first
comes to light with ancient Babylon, I
whose walls were covered with repre
sentations of hunting scenes and of
combat. These were done in red and
the method followed was to paint the
scene on the bricks at the time of
manufacture, assuring permanence by
baking. Strictly speaking, this was
A not painting so much as it was the
earliest manifestation of our own fa
g The first Hebrew to mention paint
ir lag is Moses. In the thirty-third chap
ter of the book of Numbers he In
structs the Israelites, "When ye have
h passed over the Jordan nlto the land
of Canaan. then shall ye drive out all
the Inhabitants of the land from be
fore you and destroy all their pic
tures .. ."
1. At later periods the Jews adopted
many customs of the peoples who suc
cessively obtained power over them
to and In the apocryphal book of the
" Maccabees is found this allusion to
the art of decorating, "For as the mas
ter builder of a new house must care
for the whole building, but he that
undertaketh to set it out and paint It,
must seek out things for the adornlnlg
Although Homer gives credit to a
Greek for the discovery of paint, the
allusions to it In the books of Mfoses,
the painted mummy cases of the Egyp
tlans and the decorated walls of Baby
l ion and Thebes fix its origin at a
period long antecedent to the Oreclon
era. The walls of Thebes were paint
ed 1,900 years before the conming of
Christ and 990 years before- '"Omer
ill smote his bloomln' lyre."
d The Greeks recognized the value of
paint as a preservative and made use
in of something akin to it on their ships.
es, Pliny writes of the mode of boiling
a wax and painting ships with It, after
es which, he continues, "neither the sea,
d nor the wind, nor the sun can destroy
e. the wood thus protected."
The Romans, being essentially a
warlike people, never brought the dee
oration of buildings to the high plane
it had reached with the Greeks. For
all that the ruins of Pompell show
many structures whose mural dccora
tions are In fair shape today. The
colors used were glaring. A black
Sbackground was the usual one and the
combinations worked thereon red, yel
td low and blue.
of In the early Christian era the use of
mosaics for churches somewhat sup
el, planted murnl painting. Still, during
the reign of Justlnian the Church of
Saint Sophia was built at Constantino
ple and its walls were adorned with
d a In modern times the uses of paint
r, have come tq be as numerous as Its
rit myriad shades and tints. Paint is
the unique In that its name .as no syno.
re nym and for It there is no substitute
ing material. Bread is the staff of life, but
upt paint is the life of the staff.
No one thinks of the.exterlor of a
d wooden building now except in terms
'olaof paint coated. Interiors, too, from
r- painted walls and stained furniture
em- down to the lowliest kitchen utensil,
.*. all receive their protective covering.
all Steel, so often associated with cement
lect re-enforcing, is painted before It goes
his to give solidity to the manufactured
er stone. The huge girders of the sky
he scrapers are daubed an ugly but efl.
dlent red underneath the surface coat
ad of black. Perhaps the best example
are of the value of paint on steel is found
es- which a gang of painters is kept go
ngs ag continually. It Is scarce possible
ny to think of a single manufactured ar
tilete which does not meet paint some
waes In the course of its construc
Ut.L has palat peaW int9 the
I Just Off the Press!
New Lot of
I ortgage Blanks
(With or Without Insurance Clause.)
A Complete Line of Blanks in Stock for
f Lawyers, Notaries, Justices of the Peace
t Address all orders to
o The Era-Leader,
WILL PLAY AT FAIR
Music of the highest character will
)e on the 1919 State Fair of Loulsi
mna program, through contract that
he management has made for Don
Philippini, celebrated director, and
its famous band, with Madame Suz
inna Lehman, beautiful soprana, ac
2mpanying with solos. The Don and
iladame have reputations as must
ilans that place them in front rank,
,heir remarkable careers having
taken them to many of the leading
nusical centers with great popularity
The Don and his band, with Mad
time Lehmann accompanying, are
hooked regularly to entertain the
;rowds at the magnificent Strand
,heatre in New Orleans, but through
special negotiations with the Saenger
Amusement Company, owners of the
strand, their services were secured
!or State Fair week at Shreveport.
they will render patriotic and other
ielections of high class, and music
covers are assured of entertainment
of unusual merit.
The Philippini.Lehman program will
- rspecially enitain the crowds in the
grandstand during the afternoon
,aces and other events, and during
the fireworks in the evening. They a
have appeared before in Shreveport,
f though not at the state Fair, and 1
r local music lovers will give them a
very warm welcome.
t 'or further information, write to
e '. R. Hirsch, secretary, Shreveport,
WAR HEROES TO BE
r HONORED AT THE FAIR
Wishing to pay special compliment
to the boys who participated in the
r world war, the State Fair of Louisi
ana has designated Thursday, Octo.
ber 23, as Soldiers' and Sailors' Day.
All soldiers, marines and. sailors
k will be admitted free to the
e Fair on that day, and the manage
I· ment invites all of them to come in
their military clothes so as to add
f color to the patrintic demonstration
.- planned in their honor.
g Special features will be on the pro
if gram in compliment to the war
)- heroes, the program being in charge
:h of a special committee, Patriotic
music will be furnished for the occa.
t sion, and Governor R. G. Pleasant
is will deliver them a special welcome.
is The Shreveport Chapter of the
a American Legion, is co-operating in
the development of the plans for the
occasion, which will be one never to
a be forgotten.
Soldiers and sailors of east Texas
and south Arkansas will also receive
re special welcome on Soldiers' and Sal.
II, ors' Day.
g, For further information, write to
at 'V. R. Hirsch, secretary, Shreveport,
es __ _
y. Santa Not Enemy Allen.
l- Of what nationality is Santa Clausi
ata friend asks. Of almost every nation*
le ality, we would say. If you mean to
id ask the derivation of the name, it is
on a corrupted form of the Holland Dutch
o name foSt. Nicholas and has no
le "enemy allen" taint. The saint him
Lr if was a native of Patara in the
le- jcovince of Lycia, Asia Minor, and was
c bishop of Myra in the saap proviata
Be Sure Yo
Your eyes are your greatest a
Be sure they are not neglected.
your vision is impaired in any w
or you suffer from headaches, let
examine your eyes.
Nobody Needs Glasses
Unless they can correct a defect
your eyes. I never prescribe gl
unless they are needed.
'Free Examination of Ey
at Washington Parish F
October 8, 9, 10 and 11.
DR. G. STUR
a At Dr. J. L. Brock's.offlce October Ist to Iltbh
The New Victory Model
Three five-passenger Mitcheils left
the factory on September 17th.
They should arrive any day now.
Would you like to have one demonstrta-e
Carl M. Babingt