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Official Journal of Washington Parish and the Town of Franklinton.
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
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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.
"If it isn't an Eastman,
It isn't a Kodak." * I
Danger In Following pre
Impracticable Plansh
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.
p-, Cure your meat with Liquid
ed froke.
ir, Bablngton's Drug Store, InOm
The Man
Who Saves
3 Nothing Is
B IStanding Still.
We Will Help You Save. 3
3) Per Cent Paid on Savings. 4 Per Cent Paid on Time Certificates
$1.00 Starts An Account With Us.

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