Newspaper Page Text
Brief Mentic Hapr" P- _____ __________ - _______ Official Journal of Washington Parish and the Town of Franklinton. VOLUME 5. "RANKL.".f', NW ERA", E....l. ".q. FRANKLINTON, LA., THURSDAY, I)ECEMBER 24, 1914 IIIII)PAY YOUR POLLT.I. NUMBER PAY YOUR POLL TAX BEFORE JANUARY 1Ith With the Season's Best Greetings, the Era=Leader comes to you as a REAL CHRISTMAS PRESENT this year===Friday, December 25===and brings to all our * readers a sincere and hearty wish that this 1914 Christmas may be the HAPPIEST and BEST of all the Christmases you have ever spent. Let GOOD WILL so prevail that each will forget any grudge or grouch which may have possessed you up to this time and forget, forever, any evil against your * neighbor, thus making FRIENDS of the WHOLE WORLD. The next step will then naturally follow, that of making SUNSHINE and CHEER out of a pure heart, which is the only fitting celebration of the birth of the SAVIOR OF MEN===the TRUE f CHRISTMAS. ***9999999999*9*9*******,* *****************999999999999,.... .****..*.*********. WHEN BUYING I Xmas Pisents See Our Nice Line of-" Box Paper, Fine Jewelry Candy in Holiday Boxes From One to Five Pounds Toy and Gift Books, Perfumes Cut Glass and Jap China Eastman Kodaks I Films, Etc. Rememeber "If it isn't an Eastman, It isn't a Kodak." * I t BABINGTON'S DRUG STORE (Incorporated,) Danger In Following pre Impracticable Plansh thr There is an old-story of a war- W rior-king who prayed, "0 Lord, ly save me from my friends; I'll rei look after my enemies." kn The cotton farmers of the South cij might well have pray Ad a similar go prayer in recent weeks. If we ~ir could have kept down the foolish Ar schemes pro(po: ed by so-called ph friends of the farmer, there would wi have been less troubl·, in licking m: their enemies. The wild schemes phl proposed by some Southerners at de Washington simply drove aw;,ylsve from us the support of conserv. - n)h tive and sensible men who might have stood with us. Assa rule, it dc is not the man who proposes the dr biggest an-1 most aliuring scheme sh we need to follow, but the man th who presents a me lerate and well-considered program. "It looks to me," said one farmer tý, us recently, "as if some of thesepr agitators really were enemies in s disguise--seeking to discredit the pt farmbr's course by their wildcat gi propositions." ml We ought always remember mi that farmers will get influence in sh Washington or anywhere else on- af ly in proportion as they are rep- we resented by men who have a sy knowledge of fundamental prin- me ciples of economics, history and th govern ment, and whose proposals H are in accord with such principles. ha And the worst enemy of our peo- re ple is the man who proposes a ac wild and inpr'actic'i ble scheme m merelyv because h, thin::s it will ye pltense theni- By fuliowing such re ldenmagogues with will-o'-the wisp ne schemes our farmers ii, all times wi - Ihve suffrred incalculably. t SEsop give, us the fable of the so t dog which, crossing a stream, fo <1dropped a bone to run for its nl shadow; and it's a good story to i think about when any law-to pure- all-your-troubles is present- o0 ed. When we run off after im- W practicable plans of reform we simply lose the chance to get U practicable reform.--The Pro. ai t greesive Farmer. Make Yourself A Neighbor hood Leader. Right now a virtual revolution u is pending in Southern agricul- t ture. Old things are passed away; a behold all things are become new. c The call is for plain farmors and tl farmer's wives and farm boys s and farm girls to make them- " selves LEADERS in their neigh- h borhoods,leaders for new methods s of farming, and leaders also in n new methods of farm living. tl The old individualistic un. h Christian way of living must be a forever done away with. The c old doctrine of"Every man for n himelf and the devil take the b hindmost" must give away to the v new doctrine, "Bear ye one an- s. other's burdens." Co-operation d is the master-word of thU! new a century.. Wllie nvighhlirh',,ds : must learn to work together. i. You can't farm profitably any n longer anless you work with your a neighbors. You must work with \ them in buying fertilizers and a 4 supplies. Also work with them I1 in buying and using modern la- rr bor saving machinery. You o must work with them in getting rr more and better livestock. You tl )r must work with them in packing, w n shipping, and selling your crops i2 i- after you grow them. You must a >- work with them to develop some u a system of rural credits whereby ci i- men may help one another out of ci d the Slough o' Debt and on to the vi Is Highroad of Independence. And w s. having done all this, it will yet h º- remain true that you cannot have e: a asatisfying life, no matter how b ie much money you make, unless a ill your neighbors are educated, a a :h reading people, well.informed, b p neighborly, and anxious to join a ws with you for better schools, bet- p ter roads, prettier homes,a richer n ie social and intellectual life, and c n, for a happy. "pall-together" c; ts neighborhood. f, :o -t- t o- A meeting of th e stockholders b t. of the Standard Land Co. Ltd., n will be held at the office of the s Company at Franklinton, La., on a Monday, Jan. 11, 1915, for the ti purpose of voting on proposed s 0- ammendalents to Charter. a Robert Babington, Sec'y. t Singi ig ThI'e Hair. The ream, ,pap,.r that ar,', i used up each mirnth in a;rticl,.- in, 1- the 'laily pa:nor .i-_ ýd weekly y; and monthly papers-on beauty v. culture are ,conllulsive evidence id that it is as natural for man to de is sire to beautify the person as it is 1- "to indulge inl the illusions of 1- hope." A sound mind in a is sound body suffices the serious n minded minority, but apparently the innumerable majority, if they n. had their way, would have a )e comely body and take their le chances on any old kind of a )r mind, on the principle that it is ýe better to be good looking than io wibe, hecawe more people have n- sight than uniderstanding. To , decorate ar: b , ! iutify the bo ! is w an inb'rn , ,iom; i. . s ivaxge S ,uea i it ll T A l!y fr,,i: us, but Iwhln it col,, t. the many ma iv nipulations ani remrnelies that .r are rec,:nIu3loded for avoiding. th wrinkles, giving the eyebrows an d aristocratic arch, coaxing the m lashes to be long and languorous, a- making the ears pink and small u or the nose straight and thin, re ig moving a double chin or taking u the core out of the Adam's apple, we have nothing on our uncivil a ized and supposedly more ignor. st ant brothers. The hair in partic e ular is the objeet of all mankind's the y cosmetic endeavors. When it beii )f comes to civilized man he is uni. and le versally engaged in trying to save Wit id what he has left or regrow what whi )t he has lost. Women, with few the re exceptions, do not become bald, ing w but all women, in their opinions, it at ,s are threatened with that unspeak- of f a able calamity; men not only get a pc 1, bald, but a large number of them eve: n are already so. And thus the leds - popular remedies for the hair the r need almost a Surgeon-General's fat d catalog. Vibratory and:. electri- For " cal treatments, hair tonics that kep feed the hair roots, as though use they grew out of the scalp like allo rs broom-sedge out of an old field, lent l., neat's-foot oil and crude kero- has 3e sene, massage and mange cures, whi >n all have their futile trails. Among rem me these our particular topic now is the ?d singeing the hair. This is recom. the mended to overcome splitting at ing y. the ends and prevent falling of on 's the hair, the reason for the latter ha it being that it "'closes the pores TI ii and keeps the fiuid in the hair.''" m ve With the long hair of a woman is at which has a tendency to split at bn w the ends, it is possible that singe- re; d, ing the tips may be of some use; ha s, it substitutes a charred blunt end sp. - of fused horn for one tapering to frN t a point or cut clearn across. But tip m even in cases of this sort it is eit ie less useful than greasing lightly gr ir the hair and thus supplying the Jo 's fat which is lscking in such hair. As i" For the hair of meat, which is is at kept short, singeing is not of any fal h use in splitting; hair whic:h is not pr ke allowed to grow to its natural ha d, length does not split, unless it fe, - has a deep-seated disturbance for we Is, which there is no such simple tot ig remedy. Of course, singeing the so is the hair-ends in order to prevent m- the fluid in the hair from escap. at ing. like sap from a tree, is based R, of on an entire misoon ption f the, er hair's structure and nutrition. es The hair does not contaiu any. more sap than a buggy whip; it Ln is not nourished by any fluid in it, at but by the blo,6,i plasma that e- reaches only the hair root. The a; hair above the skin surface is a id spine of horn, which is even oiled to from without, and singeing its ut tips has no effect whatever on is either its nourishment or its ly growth. It is certain, says The te lJournal of the American Medical r. Association that singeing the hair is is of no value in preventing its ly fall;: in fact, the only value the At procedure has is to the zealous al hairdresser who gets his little it fee for doing it--:nlass it is )r worth a quarter to the seeker af le tr hair to think t!e is doing he something, even if he is not. at p-, Cure your meat with Liquid ed froke. ir, Bablngton's Drug Store, InOm I, The Man Who Saves 3 Nothing Is B IStanding Still. We Will Help You Save. 3 SWASHINGTON BANK & TRUST CO. 3) Per Cent Paid on Savings. 4 Per Cent Paid on Time Certificates $1.00 Starts An Account With Us.