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PUBLISHED WEEKLY. Mrs. J. VOL BROCK, Editor. Entered as second class matter April 5, 1910 st the post olice at Franklinton, La., under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Advertising Rates on Application Address all Communications to Era-Leader, Franklinton, La. Advertisements and subscriptions will be continued at regular rates un ti all past indebtedness is paid up. SUBSCRIPTION $1.00 A YEAR Franklinton, La., Dec. 17, 1914 CHURCH '.DIRECTORY b Baptist Church Rey. J. J. Walker, Pastor 0 Preaching every Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7 p. m. Sunday School at 9.45 a. m. every Sunday. Si Prayer meeting at 7 p. m. Wednesdays. Women's Missionary Union at 4 p. m. Thurs- U . Y. P. U. at 6 p. m, Sundays. Sunbeams at 3 p. m. every 2nd and 4th Satur day, a Methodist Church e Rev. J. A. McCormack, Pastor, . Preaching every 2nd and 3rd Sunday at 11 a. m, and 7 p. m. S Sunday School at 0.45 weekly. Prayer meeting and Epworth League alter nating Thursdays at 7 p. m. Woman's Home Mission Society Wednes days at 4 p. m. LODGE DIRECTORY Masonic-F. & A. M., No. 101. L. W. McDougall, W. M. R. H. Bateman. SecretY, Meetings-First Saturdays at 10 a. m.: third Saturdays at 7.30 p. m. Eastern Star. Mrs. G. W. Goodbee, W. M. A. D. Metz, W. P. Mrs. Dene Pieroe. Secretary. Meetings First Fridays at 3 30 p. m.: third Fridays at 7 p. m. Woodmen of the World. H. II, Bilbo. C. C. O. C. Doremus, Clerk. Meetings every 2nd Saturday Night and 4th Tuesday Nights. Woodmen Circis Mrs. 5, H. Burris, Guardian. 1. L. Pope, Secretary, Meetings Second and Fpurth Tuesdays at 3 p. in. Election Proclamation. h Notice is hereby given that by CE proclamation of Hon. Luther E. Hall, H Governor, bearing date Dec. 12th, 1914, there will be held a special elec tion at Enon in the 6th Ward of W Washington Parish, on Tuesday, It January 26th, 1915, for the purpose of r electing a member of Police Jury in a and for said Ward 6. The following Commissioners and g Clerks are hereby appointed to hold it said election, to-wit: L. E. Jenkins, fE Whit Jones and J, P. Parker, Com- 1 missioners; E. P. Knight, Clerk. e This December 14th, 1914. Magee W. Ott, T. M. Babington, M. A. Thigpen, ii Supervisors of Elections. p Sheriff's Statement. h Office of Sheriff and Tax Collector. Franklinton, La., Dec. 5, 1914. 0 Statement of collections for month ) of November, 1914: 1 BTATI r State tax................8 778 80 ( Interest............ ..., 1 00 Confederate veteran tax..... 155 76 State good road tax...,..... 40 23 Huntere license............... 93 50 Conservation license....... 27 41 1 State License.............. 7 50 E Total collected...........8 1,104 20 1 Less commissions.......... 47 42 ] Remitted to auditor........ $1,056 78 PARISH *axeee........................$1,557 60 Interest....................... 1 056 Two mill road tax............. 19604 Per capita road tax........... 662 00 Total collections. parish.....$2,416 69 Less 8 mills, s.hoole.... .... 444 22 Less commissions.......,. 111 03 Remitted to Parish treasurerS 1,861 44 SCHOOLS Fines........... ...... ...$ 125 00 8 milltax fromParish, net... 444 22 olls collected.............* 871 00 .ells........ ........ .... 7 10 First ward ................. 3415 Gorman..............., 21 80 Oak Grove.................. 26 30 Mt. tiermon.............. 10 72 South-West................. 8 68 Fourth ward.............. 103 60 No. 20....................... 61 16 No. 21...... .............. 86 18 Fifth ward................ 62 67 Franklinton high school..., 49 15 No. 19....................... 2 87 Angie.......... ......:..... 686 Fallah....................... 40 Isabel..................... 17 22 Sunny Hill................ 33 8f Stony Point............... 14 00 Total..................$ 1,486 88 Leses coinmissions ........... 81 05 Remlited to Treasurer . Pa1d School Board..... 1,405 C iWIt *g settlement'..'..94,4 05 T. J. SIMMONg i · qm - -r 'rwwl" A In MenIorilari. who cons Rejoicing in being able to get bere a way a day from his work, and T( uiticipating an evening repast of fall uail killed by his own hand, the the I Ibject of this sketch, Newton are A.. Burris, on Thursday, Decem- T, ber 10th, 1914, kissed his of h mother good-bye and was off for pref a day of recreation. He had succ gone only a short distance in the "Gc woods, when, stopping to tie his Go l shoe-string., the gun slipped from The his grasp and fell to the ground. The In some unaccountable way the If i In s Sshell exploded and the charge But killed him instantly. Thus when Hov least expecting it, the curtain The went down add the last scene had hMai been given in the drama of life Anc of this young man. To Very seldom does any one have such great respon sibilities placed s" on him while so young as he did. Bii r Seldom do we see one overcome all difficulties and surmount every obstacle as did he. He was soon recognized as a worthy successor to his father-in the me rhome, in the business world, and mo 3 in the Church. After the death dir of his father, the matter of taking Ba care of the home fell upon him the and his mother, but, like the true da rd son he was, he took the responsi- Mr bility wholly upon himself, and sti went about his duties with heroic we effort. Sacrificing whatever per- cri ira sonal ambition he might have had, co he worked for mother, brother sk and sisters, keeping the children th Pr 4th in school and in every way possi- P ble making home what it should H: be, the dearest and sweetest ate place on earth. Truly to have lo' ts had such a son and brother is an am . in heritage. lo Not only in the home were his PC heroic efforts meeting with suc al by cess, but in the business world. di II, He soon won, by true worth and 'W th, merit, the confidence of all with st of whom he had business relations. cc ay, It is no easy task to take the W of reins of a business enterprise, th in and without previous experience, W* md guide it safely. This he did, and th old it was because in him were mani- j] ns, fested those virtues that cause al >m- success in a ly undertaking-hon- M esty, perseverance, industry and L love. Indeed the community tc has lost one who was interested e in any business that would be for h S. prosperity and the public good. o It is true that his place.in the T home car. never be filled, that he L will be missed in the business life a ;14. of the Parish, hut the loss of this c nth young life in the Churoh is an g irreparable loss. He has been a if member of Centenary Methodiest 80 Church for a unmiibwr of year., h 100 and had for several years been 1 7 6 o 23 an active worker in all depart. 1 3so ments of the Church. He was t: 41 President of the Epworth League, a o 50 and a teachet'of a class of boys t go in Sunday School. In both the t 742 League and Sunday School he a has proveh an able leader, and '] his efforts were put £orth to help t 760 all the young and particularly so c 106 the boys. He was present every I 6 0 Sunday and his class has been the I 300 - Banner Class for several months. a 6 6 He was an untiring worker and I 422 was faithful in every duty com- 1 mited to his care. Further proof I o1 44of the confidence of all in him a was demonstrated at the past I ' meeting of the Quarterly Confer- * ence when he was made a Steward and Trustee of the Methodist a 7 10 Church at Franklinton. 14 15 "The hand of the reaper l1 80 Takes the ears that are hoary, 16 30 But the voice of the weeper LO 72 Wails manhood in glory. 8 68 The autumn winds rushing )3 60 Waft the leaves that are searest, f1 16 But our flower was in flushing 16 13 When blighting was nearest." 12 67 He has gone and at a time too 2' when he was needed so much. 6 so Gone and yet not gone-for '"To 40 live in hearts we leav.e behind is L7 22 not to die." He has left foot S8 prints that will not be effaced by 14 0o the tide of years. The infuencte sees of this well spent life will live in 1 0o the lives and hearts of men for' ever and over. } lIe leaves a mother, a brother, 24 and five sisters, besides a host of rinds to mourn his loss. who doeth all things -well be a constant source of comfort in this bereavement. To the brother, may his mantle fall on you causing you to realize the great responsibility that you are called on to bear. To the sisters, may the memory of his life be an inspiration to p press upward to the heights of yo1 success attained by him. hai "Go, sptrit of the sainted dead, (on Go to thy longed for happy home! ties iThe tears of man are o'er thee shed The voice of angels bid thhe come. sh If life be not in the length of days, In silvered locks and furrowed brow, But living to the Saviour's praise, ma How few have lived as long as thou! col STho earth may boast one gem the less, hoi IMay not e'en Heaven the richer be? res e And myriads on thy foot-steps press,th To share thy blest Eternity." e A. FRIEND. e loo d ch SBirthday Celebration And mch , Life of Mrs. Louisa Bank t ston, Near Mt. Point. sti e is y According to previous announe. ac e ments at an early hour Saturday f d morning people came from ;every h direction to the home of Leon h g Bankston's to join the family in re n the celebration of the 83rd birth ie day of their much beloved mother i. Mrs. Louisa Bankston. Notwith Ld standing the enolemency of the of ic weather a large representative w r- crowd gathered. The exercises d, consisted of theireading of a short er sketch;of her life by W. L.iSmith, ,n then followed an address by a ;. Prof.'lWeakley,, of Sunny Hill Id High School. which was appreci st ated by the audience. Then fol* ' ve lowed the spreading of a nice t an and bountiful supply of food on a. d long table prepared for the pur- :1 iis pose by the grown ladies, when c. all were invited to partake and 0 d. did eat till satisfied then plenty a nd was left on the table, notwith- b th standing tie hard times so much t, s complained of. This proves he what cooperation:will do. Next e, the different ,basket ball teams ti e, with the crowd following went to F nd the ball game which was en- t ni- joyed by all. Altogether the a ise affair was a brilliant success. p in. May God bless and spare Cousin r nd Louisa to live longer and continue f ty to breathe out that loving, kind, t ted even tempered disposition, which t for has always been so characteristic a )d. of her past life. a the The subject of this sketch, Mrs. . C he Louisa Bankston-nee Magee, ife aged 83 years, was one of thirteen his children, eight boys and five I an girls. She~was born in this par 1a ish in 1831. Her parents were I ist Hezekiah and Dicy Magee (were 1 1re, Magees,) her father came here in I men 1808 and served in the War of 1 rt. 1812. The pioneers of this coun was try experienced great difficulties ue, and hardships in their immigra oys tion to this country on account of the the hostile Indians, who in habit. he ed this country at that time. and Those of you who have studied elp the history of the early settlement rso of the country, doubtless know ery Mrs. Dicky Magee, mother of: the Mrs. Louisa flankston, was born ths. and raised on Magee's Creek, and Pike County, Miss; settled and om- lived on place where Edward oot Myles now lives. Her family Sim was among the wealthiest and ast most prominent. The name ier- "Magee" has figured extensively rard in the development of this parish, diht and is to day one of the largest families in all this section of country. But few families have no Magee blood in them. She was married to young Peter Bankston,-another one of the .est, prominent families of the parish, in Dec. 1852. To that union was born ten children, of whom five too are now living. She has twenty ich. five grand-children. Too muchf '"To emphasis cannot be laid on the d is fact that she was left a widowl oot- while her children were quite by young. It is a known fact, that nca she succeeded in bringing theml e in up so that they are numbered For· among the most intelligent law abiding, christian families of our her, neighhorhood. This should be, it of nd is, a compliment that should ringhappis and coqtentmqI4t your life. To know that you "* have succeeded in overcoming Z one of the greatest respo nsibili ties of this life "that of rearing your children in the way they " should go," Twelve years of their early married life was spent near Ar0 cola, La. They established a home here in 1868 and she has resided here continuously up to thepresent time. Mrs. Louisa Magee was baptized into the fel-" lowship of Mt. Nebo Baptist church in the year 1860, she 1moved her membership to Bogue Chitto church in 1884 where she still holds her membership. She" is now 83 years old She is yet active and spry but has passed far into the evening of life, yet we join heartily in wishing her happiness and contentment the remainder of he' life. A FRIEND. A meeting of the stockholders e of the Standard Land Co. Ltd., e will be held at the office of the SCompany at Franklinton, La., on Monday, Jan. 11, 1915, for the purpose of voting on proposed ammendnients to Charter. S Robert Babington Sec'y. S Notice-The property tax for Sthe Town of Franklinton is now a due and will be delinquent Jan. - r 1, 1916, after which a penalty will be imposed. All property Id owners subject to Town Tax ty are requested to settle on or h: before Jan. 1, 1915, and avoid althe penalty. es t J. N. Simmons, Marshal. xt Notice-It is hereby given s that bids will be received by the to Police Jury at. their meeting on . the first Tuesday in January for he'a contract to supervise and su s. perintend the work on the public in roads of Washington Parish, La., us for three years, beginning with id, the year 1915 and ending with ch the year 1917. All parties who tic submit bids will be required to - submit therewith a detailed plan r. of work intended to be pursued )e, by them and the estimated cost en of same, and be prepared to fu r ve nish bond in a sum to be tixed by ,r. the Police Jury for the faithful are performance of the work. It is )re understood that the bid to be in submitted will te a bid for em of ployment by the month to the .- successful bidder ny the Police lea Jury. The Police Juryv reserves b-bthe righi to reject any and all it. W. E. Hanister, Sec'y. ae. Sheriff Sale.-No. 2853. ed ed J. Oscar Magee ant Vs. QW John II. Schilliing. of Notice is hereby givep that by virtue of an O order of seizure and sale issued out of the 26th Judicial District Court of Louisigna, in and for Washington Parish, in the above entitlec k ceause and to me directed. I will proceedlto sell at public auction to the last and highest mdjblader on ird Saturday, December 26, 1914 at the principal front door of the court house at Franklinton, La., between the legal sale hours for judicld sales,the following described nd property, to-wit: me 140 acres of land, bound north by lands of A. C. Bickham (formerly) 'ely now Noel Bickham, on the east by ish, Bogue Bbltto river, on the south by hlands of John Hamilton and on the rest west by Mrs. Cynthia Goings hnd W. ofl C. Miller: Msid land being in the Wil liame Vrrdaman headright No. 44, sve Township 1, south, Range 10, east, St. Helena Meridian, conditional line on the south as follows: BRgiD On iter Bogue Chitto river at a point known the as the Big Hole in the river and run west until line strikes feld fence, ish, thence follow fence until it strikes tas beadright line. . Terms of sale: Cash without benefit ive of appraisement. Ity. Thie 16th day of November, 1934. uch 1 T. J. Simmons, Sheriff. the Sheriff tSale-No. 2884. ow Planters Fertilizer & Chemical ite ICo.. Vs. Mrs. L. L. Richardson & Co. i lat . Notice is hereby given that by virtue of an I order of fieri fhias. issued out of the 8th lem I Judicial District Qourt of Loulsiana, In and for Wnbbington ?'a~h, in the above entitled red caawetnud to see ireceed. I will proceed to sellbtpubltc abeflon to the lest and highest LW- blabr. on ours Saturday, January 2, 1915 b at the pr1idipal front door of the court bhouse at Pinklinton, La., between uld tb t.egal sale hours for JudlcicI sales. th ofollowing descuibed property to MA shame as whir 1914, for e425.00, 12 months after date, I with interest at the rate of 8 per cent from date until paid, signed by Eddle Foil, by him signed and endorsed, and now in the hands of H. E. Rich ardson, paraphed on Nov. u2nd by Oceola H. Carter, Notary Public. Terms of sale: Cash with benefit of appraisetient. This 8th day of Decembet, 1914. T. J. Simmons, Shlriff. Sheriff Sale-No, 2460. Union Bank in Liquidation! Vs. C. Dorewus, et als. Notice is hereby given that by vi:tue of a writ of tieri facias issued :ut of the 268th Judicial District Court of [ou ;inna, in and for I Washington tParislh. in the above entitled cause and to me directed. I will proceed to sell at nublic auction tothe last and highest bidder ,i Sturday, Jann:ry 2, 1914 at thei'. ncipal front dog i of the court h1,ouse at Frailinton, La.: between ,he legal sale hours fur judicial sales, the following desc(riltedl property to-wit: All your right, title aln interest in the stock of drut!s, merchandise, fix - tures, typewriter, safe and all books . account; and papers situtted in the store and warf'oom, 'known as thei Peoples D)rug Store building, situast4d on a part of Square No. 9, in . town of Franklinton, Washington p:; ,h. Louisiana, a:;d all monies and creui ts ow on deposit or otherwise in the ashins" m Jeak t 'treebt ofl .'Ii i :11S 1 - e. rh it . lah IcilN: it of akrl nt) iarneft. This 8th an\ to December, 1914. T. J. Simmons. sheriff. Sheriff Sale.-No. 2461. jUnion Ba3nk in ILiquid(cion Vs. Pl'ol)I's Drut ('o., Inc. SNotice is hereby given that by vir tue of a writ. of fieri faCias, issued out of the 21i h Judicial District Courtt ol a., in and for Wash ington Parish, in above entitled cause, !and to inMe directAii. I will proceed to sell at p:ihlie auction to the last and highest bidder, on Saturday. JInuari 2. 1915 Sat the principal froit door of the court lious. at Franklintni, La., between the 1.gal ;'ale hours for judi(ial sales, the following deseribed property. to wit: The stock and fixture s and all ap pnrt'-nanci s thereto belonging, situ ated in the store and wareroom known as the P1 lies Drug Co.. Ile., situated oni Squar No. 9 of the Town of Fra k in:;on;. .Aho all monies and 1ucdits at Wasuingtono Bank & Trust 1C..,, F alk-liltoi, Louisiana, in the iunnam of the Peoples DIrug Co., Inc. Also all oIuoks. pavers, safe and type Lwrite;. Tenrmn of -ale--Cash v ith bIentfit of apvrt.; ment. Tils 8th lay of December, 1914. T. J. Bilamene, b)Berif. FISHER'S ORIGINAL ATICEPTIC 25 Cts. 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