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Colonel Periy has returned from a business trip to Shreveport. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Mr. M. J. Miller has returned from a business trip to Kansas City. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Mr. W. S. Hinson has returned from a business trip to DeRidder. * * Major W. W. Potter has returned from'a business trip to DeRidder. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Mrs. A. C. Ellis is on a visit to rel atives in Lake Charles. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Mr. Clyde Ellis has returned from a visit to friends in Shreveport. * * * * Miss Ruth Kirby has left town to visit relatives and friends at Bonami. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ 50-foot Section Garden Hose— $7.75. For sale by W. E. Stephens. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Mr. Joseph Fertitta has returned from a business trip to Beaumont, Tex. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Mr. and Mrs. A. Gabro had the pleasure of a visit from their daughter. Mrs. B. Brandes, of Beaumont, Tex. * * * * Estelle Hicks had the pleasure ofa visit from her cousin, Miss Lolette Côrley. * * * * Mrs. J. H. Steth's boarding house, near depot. Clean and comfortable accomodations. Moderate rates. 37tf ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Mr. C. L. Rhodes has returned from Selma, where he had been visiting members of his family. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ D. E. Sessum, engineer on the Kan sas City Southern, sends the Democrat to his mother at Sobol, Oklahoma. j * * * * ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Mrs. M. Taylor has as her guest her daughter, Miss Ennie L. Taylor, of Lake Charles. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ The families of J. N. and Charles McDonald have been bereaved by the death of Mr. H. McDonald, of El Do rado, Ark. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ The E. Z. SET MOUSE TRAP gets the game . where others fail. Two traps for 25c, by mail. Bull's Eye Co. Fal, La. . 46t7 ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Mr. R. Y. Bisky, one of Dreeben's affable salesmen, has returned from his ireveport and will be found ^tending to the wants of his visit to,^hrevep< ^ C? t \ endir 'many*-mends. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ A new baby at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Williams, east of town, Wednesday niaht, close to the wee small hours. Both father and mother reported to be doing finely. • * ¥ ¥ ¥ Hon. Finily Stanly, Superintendent of Vernon Parish Public Schools, is busily making arrangements for the closing of the high schools, the date for which has been fixed at Tuesday, May 16th. Prominent speakers have been engaged to deliver the usual "com mencement" orations. B. A GUY NEW AND SECOND-HAND FURNITURE Only Store in Leesville Selling 2nd haftd Furniture Next Door to Lewis, the Tailor's LEWIS BROS. LEADING TAILORS Phone 227 MAKE PANTS IN ONE DAY We Tailor Them Right Cleaning and Pressing ALTERING AND DYEING DR. L 0. WINFREE DENTIST Office in Lyons Building Over Stephens' Store Telephones — Office 132 Residence 79 Post Office Box 126 FINE PLUMBING— We are in the plumbing business to make a living. Do not hesitate to ask us about that new sin^ or that new toilet you intend to put in your home. We sure can do the work that stays right and is priced right.—PJ^jne 179 and ask for the plumber. Pencil No. 174 EAGLE "MIKADO For Sale al jrour Dealer Made in five (rade* V* ASK FOR THE YELLOW PENCIL WITH THE RED BAND EAGLE*M1KADQ EAGLE PENCIL C OMPANY, NEW YORK ==—=— ~ —E .P .Co.— 446 Mrs. J. C. Wright has had as her guest Miss Bonnie M. de' Spain. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ The Vernon Parish Democrat can be purchased at the Cozy Fruit Parlor. Hose 25-foot Section Garden $4.00. W. E. Stephens. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Mrs. Iona Terry had the pleasure of a visit from his son, Mr. Gilbert lerry, of Port Arthur, Tex. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Mrs. J. W. Ellis has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Allen Thompson, who resides at Port Neches. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ The family of Dr. Brown Word has returned from a visit to Mrs. Word's mother, Mrs. N. J. Fullerton, of Selma. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Several young men who had been disturbing the peace in the streets of Leesville, were arrested last Monday by Sheriff Turner's deputies. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Cudd have the pleasure of a visit from their student son Beverly, of the business college in Port Arthur, Texas. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Mrs J H Steth's boarding house near depot. Clear and comfortable acco modations. Moderate rates 37tf Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moore have had the pleasure of a visit from Miss Nyal Moore and her sister, Miss Gerta Moore, both of Barham. « $ Sfi The family of Mr. H. E. Werner, the local agent for Ford's automobiles and tractors, have returned from a trip to Lake Charles. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Mrs. Ralph Carmical has returned from Beaumont, Tex., where she went for medical treatment, necessitated by throat trouble. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Everybody needs a wheelbarrow around their house. Let us sell you one. W. E. Stephens. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Lyons have been made happy by a visit from their daughter, Mrs. N. M. Palmer, and her three children, who came to Leesville from Shreveport. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ The children of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Cudd residing at Slagle, Shreveport, and Port Arthur, who spent their Eas ter vacation with their parents, have returned to their respective hemes. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ . Prof. J. McCollister and his wife, ac companied by the Rev. C. A. Voyles, have returned from Alexandria where they had been attending a convention of Sunday School teachers. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ The family of Counsellor S. I. Fos ter have had the pleasure of a visit from Mrs. E. Rogers, of Crowley, the mother of Mrs. Foster. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Mr. Edward Ford, one of the clerks at the Leesville Post Office, is on his vacation and his temporary substitute is Mrs. B. F. Cowley. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Three white men, strangers, held up a negro mill hand Saturday evening, taking his *wo weeks'wages, $12. The same gang attempted to hold up two boys. All three were soon arrested and are safely behind the bars. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ W. J. Kanewsks, government air in spector at the Kansas City Southern roundhouse, returned from Shreveport Saturday, where he was visiting his wife, who is at the Sanitarium. He re ports her very much improved. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Subscribe for the Democrat. It con tains more real reading than ever. Roberts, Tailors We handle all kinds of tailoring work and guarantee satisfaction, or no charges. Phone 144. Goodyear Shoe Repairs AT REASONABLE RATES STABLES, LA. DEVOTEES OF FRUIT GROWING VOLUNTEER The comrades, Dr. Ferree, Nash, Dan Cryer and Denver Cryer volun teered at last Friday night's agricul tural meeting to take up the study, planning and operation of fruit grow ing for the colony. Comrade Dan Cry er spoke in an interesting way of his experience in this section of" country with various standard fruits and ber. His knowledge is purely empir ical and will prove of considerable val to the membership. The Colony will make use of the approved meth ods of the old settlers, learn all the information that the Agricultural Col lege of the State University can sup ply and make experiments in plant ac climatization of favorite fruits of oth er sections. While prospecting in the Rockies ov er forty-five years ago, the writer was privileged to çnjoy himself ad libitum on the wild berries and small fruits of the mountain glens and hill sides. . Ne ver since has he tasted such exquisite ly flavored strawberries, raspberries, and gooseberries. With mountain trout, grouse, or a steak from deer or elk, they furnished an aliment fit for the gods. He is not averse to good eating at the present time, aand does not consid er gustatory enjoyment, when indulg ed in moderately, as a capital sin. Mr. Evans, an old friend of Comrade Cryer, and a successful fruitgrower, from Echo in Sabine Parish, aboui twenty-five miles away, talked very interestingly, and supplied some valu able data that will come in good play in the Colony's fruit-growing. Comrade George D. Coleman pro poses to make a novel experiment in agriculture. He is going to cross the eggplant with the milkweed and cal culates to raise vegetable custard pie right off the bat. $12,000 TO SINGLE TAXERS Mobile, Ala., April 18. — Henry Ford, Detroit manufacturer, and Mrs. Ford have donated the Fairhope Or ganic school, located at Fairhope, the single tax colony on Mobile Bay, the sum of $12,000. This announcement was made by Mrs G. C. Johnson, founder of the school, who is touring the country lec turing on the Fairhope school work, SEEK FREEDOM FOR BILLINGS AND MOONEY San Francisco, April 18. — District Attorney Matthew Brady, of San Fran cisco to-day appealed to Governor Wm. D. Stephens of California to free War ren K. Billings and Thomas Moöney from the state penitentiary. Both are serving sentences for com plicity in the San Francisco prepared ness parade dynamiting of 1916. Brady wrote the governor he believ ed both should be freed immediately DETROIT VOTES TO BUY CITY STREET CAR LINES Detroit, April 18. — The city yes terday voted 55,658 to 12,198 to pur chase the city lines of the Detroit Un ited Railways for $19,850,000, the fig ure agreed upon between Mayor Cou zens and stockholders of the corpora Miss Emma Ethridge, of Fisher, La., was visiting at her father's home in this city last Sunday. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ B. W. Howard, our photographer, re turned from a business trip to Kurth wood, Monday. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Mr. Chas. Hook of Oklahoma, who is visting with friends near here, made this office a pleasant call last Thurs day. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ J. C. Ethridge, son of E. A. Eth ridge of Leesville, is traveling for a New Orleans firm and will now make his home in that city. Conan Doyle is lecturing in America and says that spirit communication is demonstrated beyond doubt. He is con vinced. He has communicated with twenty dead, people and seven or ten people heard his dead son speak. The spirits are revitalized on diaphonous ectoplasm emanating from the celiac plexus of the medium s body. Great audiences attend; we all seek a sur cease from sorrow and a brace to a struggling Hope; we want to be con vinced and the wayshower is hailed with delight. So many voice Omar when he says: "No one has ever drawn aside the veil of fate. To none are the secrets of divinity made known. For seventy two years I have pondered thereon by day and night, but I have learned noth ing, and the riddle remains unread." Road Side News: San Capistrano, Cal. — Mme. Galli Curci loses her je wies in a restaurant. An honest autoist finds them under a road-side tree and returns them to her! Wonderful things happen in California. The Junior Colonist ROSA MATZ. Editor The staff for this week are: Editor, Rosa Matz ; reporters, Vinita Thurman, Victor Gaddis and Louise Belohradsky. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ We now have a very fine steam cooker, which Mr. Messenger has giv en to the Cafeteria. It is a "Fairy Pressure Cooker" and is all aluminum with a guage to register the pressure. also has two safety valves which make it safe for the children to use. We used it for the first time the other day to cook some rice. Hot water was put in the bottom and the food set on a rack above it. In ten minutes the rice was done, after it registered twen ty. And say! Maybe you think that rice was not good! Well, the best tes timony I can give you to show that it was good, is that quite a number of the grown-up people who eat down at the Cafeteria asked how that rice was cooked. They said they had never eaten any that was cooked so well. It s the finest cooker I ever saw. The [children, one and all, wish to thank Messenger very much for his thoughtfulness and we greatly appreci te this fine gife. It is one to remind us of the giver day by day as we use it.—Margaret Seelye. Last Saturday, the kiddoos went on their usual picnic, and we all had a good time. We swam during the morn ing; then had dinner. Mr. Pickett gave us a talk which was, as they al ways are, interesting. Oh, say! Mrs. Martin must be careful what she pre pares for our lunches and always fcc sure it is "Llano grown" or we will not eat it. We have made a resolution that we are not going to eat anything bought outside of the Colony except what is necessary. We know that in this way we will be healthier by eating our vegetables and are setting an ex ample for the grown-ups to follow be cause so many of the foods bought are adulterated and are not good for us. —Vinita Thurman. ¥ ¥ CHARGE OF THE FLY BRIGADE Last Friday our teacher, Mr. Mar tin, set us all to work making fly swat ters. And now, woe unto the flies! There is a fly swatter at each desk and every once in a while you hear about the death of some unfortunate fly. Magazines And Papers ORDER YOUR MAGAZINE AND PAPER NOW Special offers are now being made for renewals and new subscriptions scriptions to many national magazines and papers. We are agents for ALL AMERICAN MAGAZINES and many foreign mag azines and papers. Let us figure with you on combination offers and save you money. See Us Now VERNON PARISH DEMOCRAT office over Scobee's Store.—or phone 79. TWO GOOD PAPERS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE There is a steady demand for the Dearborn Independent, this is the pa per published by Henry Ford and which for stated reasons, cannot be purchased at the newsstands. It is a paper that comes to your home each week and is filled with interesting news of the world at large. Everyone knows that our Henry stands for every thing that is clean, good and uplifting and we are going to give our readers a chance to come in on this splendid offer of a combination with the Demo crat. We will give you, for a limited time only, BOTH the Dearborn Inde pendent and the Vernon Democrat for one year each for only $2.00. Remember, this offer is for a very limited time, and is for both papers. Expert Plumbing The Llano Co-operative Colony will take care of your plumbing and heat ing work promptly. We have first class men in our sanitary department and will gladly take care of any job bing or new work, large or small. When you plan that new bath room and want the best sanitary job—get o ur plans and estimate.—-Call 179. We have experienced men ii Automobile Repair Shop. They do work that will satisfy you on any make of car and our prices are reasonable.— Colony Garage, Stables, La. IT'S FINE TO-DAY Sure this world is full of trouble— I ain't said it ain't; Lord! I've had enough an' double Reason for complaint! Rain and storm have come to fret me, Skies are often gray; Thorns an' brambles have beset me On the road—but say, Ain't it fine to-day? What's the use of always weepin', Makin' trouble last? What's the use of always keepin' Thinkin' of the past? Each must have his tribulation— Water with his wine— Life, it ain't no celebration; Trouble, I've had mine— But to-day is fine! ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ WHY JOHNNY FAILED Johnny had a little mind. It was his very own; • And nothing could be put in it. Except by him alone. It wasn't very big, 'tis true, But there was room inside For lots of things, chosen cut As Johnny should decide. Mother and father gave to him All sorts of good advice. But Johnny never put it in Or thought about it twice; But all the ugly things the boys Upon the corners said. Why, Johnny picked them up at once And put them in his head. At school the teacher tried her best To give* him facts and rules Of every useful sort—but no, Fod Johnny hated schools. He picked up brag and vulgar slang. Dime novels, too, ten deep, And filled his mind till it was like A tainted rubbish heap. So when the day of manhoojl came, When Johnny searched his mind For skill and power, it played him false And nothing could he find But worthless trash and ugly thoughts. And so he failed, alas! Is any other boy who reads Coming to Johnny's pass? ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Last Friday, Miss Forbiss came tc NOW ONLY 20 CENTS A POUND Llano Peanut Butter Made from Spanish Peanuts only, with the natural oils retained and only a little salt added for seasoning. The purest peanut butter made t■ Nature's Meat for Children One pound of Llano Peanut Butter equals three pounds of steak in food value and is more digestible and especially good for children Put up in 1 -lb., 4-lb., and 8-lb. cans, at 20c a pound. Mail your order to— Llano Co-operative Colony, Leesville, La. SPECIAL For TEN DAYS ONLY You can buy the FAMOUS Pennsylvania Vacuum Cup Tires 'Off of list for the NEXT TEN DAYS. We are over-stocked on tires, and you can save money by taking advantage of this sale. 30x3 Nonskid, $11.85, less 10% 30x32 Nonskid, $13.95, less 10% Other sizes at same discount We have a complete line of all sizes, up to 35 x 5. getting them now. We need the cash. You need the will save money by Lenahan Motor (fis c LEESVILLE, LOU1SIAN visit our school. She very well. We like to come at all times to see doing and how we are doing ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ Arthur Montrose, one of the school students, left the school went to California. We were very sor ry to see him go and hope that he will come back in the future and again join us in our good times.—Rosa Matz. ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ SCHOOL DIARY Those working in the printshop this week were Clarence Shutt, Maxine and Victor Gaddis, Arthur Montrose and Al bert Kapotsy. Rosa Matz, Ruby Syn oground, Laura Merrill, Nellie Kemp, Vinita Thurman and Mable Syno ground helped teach the children at the kindergarten. Mildred Seelye, Beu lah Miller, Mable Synoground, Mar garet Seelye, Beulah Gaddis and Chas. Miller all helped to make that good candy down at the candy shop. Be lieve me, they make it excellent all right! Margaret Seelye taught violin lessons to some of the children at the school house. She reports that they are doing fine. Those helping at the Dairy were J. T. Green, Fred Smock and Clifford West. Maxine Gaddis and Vinita Thurman shelled peanuts at the store. Alice Jaques, Margaret Kapot sy, Sophy Marchick, Katherine Can trell, and Laura Synoground also helped shell peanuts. Those helping in the garden, raising good things to eat were: Emma Kapotsy, Bennett Babb, Dover Cryer, Roscoe Busick, Fred Busick, Clifford Synoground, J. T. Green, Earle Jones, Harold Kemp, Dawson Cryer, Charles Lee, Robert Lee, Brooks Merrel, Frederick Tackett, EIroy Norgard, Max Beavers and Tru man Benthall. Albert Kapotsy, Alice Jaques, John Dougherty, Arthur Mont rose, Beulah Gaddis, Edna Neal, Ruby Smock, Ruby Synoground and Laura chick, Willie B. Green, Katherine Can trell, Laura Merrill, Laura Synoground, Margaret Kapotsy, Margaret Seelye, Emma Kapotsy, Vinita Thurman, Nel lie Kemp, Rachel Jaques, and Dora Cryer worked at the Cafeteria. They shelled peanuts, set tables, helped get dinner and washed the dishes. Chas. Miller worked at the bakery. Ruby Smoch, Ruby Synoground and Laura Merrill wrapped bread at the bakery. Freddie Tackett and Brooks Merrel gathered eggs. Clarence Shutt and Max Beavers went to Longville to help the Electrical Department. —Rosa Matz.