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Brief Mention of Local and Personal Happenings of The Week. S' _ A Sheriff T. J. Simmons is on the sick list this week. Get your Kodak Supplies at Babington's Drug Store, Inc. Mrs. Willie Burris is visiting her parents in Tylertown' Candies ice-cooled and fresh at I3abington's Drug Store, Inc. Little Wallace Kerr is real sick this week. Kodak Films developed free. Prints ready for delivery next day. Babington's Drug Store, Inc. Robert Wood of New Orleans spent the week-end with relatives here. Mr. and Mrs. D. H. McCreary and Miss Elizabeth Riley spent the week-end in New Orleans. Investigate the war price on 1 flower at Burais Bros., Ltd. I. L. Pope, mail carrier on Route No. 1, is taking a vacation this week and Willie Pierce is delivering the mail for him. t t Burris Bros., Ltd have a secret to tell you about low prices on high grade flower. a Miss Stella Magee returned a hnme last Friday after having a spent the past month with rel at'ves in Amite City. c Miss Jessie Carter who has been visiting several weeks in Ii the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. B. w Carter, left Wednesday for her J home in Greensburg. o See ad of Burris Bros. Ltd. in y which they so generously offer n' you free a handsome Steel ai Range. Miss Dura Maude Johnson is c ai spending this week in Bogalu a with her brotheir, J. K. Johnson, who was successfull operated on Friday for appendicitis. Mrs- K. G. Stark of San An tonia Texas arrived Monday morning to spend the summer with her daughter, Mrs. W. P. d Dunlap. Bi Miss Elizabeth Riley who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. D. H. McCreary, for several week's past, left Wednesday for her home in Evergreen, Ala. Miss Ora Lee Easley of Tangi pahoa who came here to attend the summer normal has been quite sick at the Carter home for the past two weeks and left for her home Saturday. A Lawn Party will be given under the auspices of the Metho dist Woman's Missionary Society! on Tuesday evening, June 25th, at the home of Mrs. T. M. Bab ington. A Program will be ren dered and refreshments served free. Admission 15 and 25 cts. Rev W. A. Corkern after a fortnight's visit with his parents here returned Friday o his churches in MayPearl, Texas, where he will spend the sum. mer before returning to college in Waco, Texas. Willie Carp, ever the orogres sive, has established in his store a water cooler and an automatic slot machine holding sanitary drinking cups, so that his cus tomers may be refreshed these hot days with ice water served in the most approved style. NOTICE-To all members of Democratic Executive Committee All members are requested to meet at the office of the Chair man at Franklinton Louisiana, Friday July 2nd 1915, at one o'clock p. m. for the purpose of calling a Democratic Primary for member of Constitutional Convention and the transaction of any other business that may come before it. All members are urged to be present, either in person or by proxy. D. E. Branch, Chirman. W. J; Dobson, Secretry. Cards are out announcing the marriage of Mr. John E. Dees and Miss Irene Knilght, which event was solomnized at the home of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Knight, at Pine, La.. on Wednesday, June 23rd. The bride lived here three years with her aunt, Mrs. I. L. Pope, while attending the Frank linton High School from which she graduated with honors two years ago. She was an especial ly bright and attractive young lady and has P. host of friends here who wish her all happiness land success in her new life, The groom is the youngest son of Hon. Bailey Dee3, of Amite and has been teaching in this parish the past two years. After spending the summer on the coast the young couple will go to Isabel wh2,re they will teach next session. t Married-On Tuesday after noon, June 22, at the home of 1the bride's father, at Dexter, Miss., Mr. Morgan Byrd and Miss Celia Patten, Rev. J. A. McCormack officiating. Miss Patten has taught several terms in the schools of Washing ton Parish and by her charming Smanners and genuine worth has won many staunch friends and admirirers in Franklinton who iare heartily glad to have her one ofus. The6 groom, a staunch sturdy t citizen of Washington Parish, needs no introduction to the peo 1ple of this community. having lived here for the past four years, if while doing offle work of Sheriff i T. J. Simmons. MIr. Byrd is'c one of the most moral, upright F young men of the parish and is b noted for his high sense of honor and strict integrity. d After the ceremony the young f couplle motored to Franklinton c and were entertained at supper c by Mrs. Jake Wood at which a place they are establisheJ C fir the summer Resolutions. Whereas, it has pleased Al mighty God, in his infinite wis dom, to remove from our midst, Brother Charles D. Ott and to transfer his sphere of duty to the Grand Lodge above. Trherefore be it resolved; That while we bow in submission to the divine decree and realize that He doeth all things well that we feel in the death of Brother Ott, the Lodge has lost a valuable and faithful member, the'county an upright and honorable citi zen, and his immediate family a !kind and loving husband and father. Be it further resolved; That Frankllinton Lodge No 101 F. & A. M. of which Brother Ott was a Past M.aster and for so many years a faithful membeir, takes this method of expressing its appreciation of his worth and of venerating his memory. - Be it further resolved, That to his widow and children the Lodge extends all that human sympathy in time of trouble can extend, and points them to that brighter and better home where the re-union will be eternal. Be it further resolved, That a page in our minute book be set aside for recording these resolu tions, that a copy be sent to the family, and that a copy be fur nished The Era-Leader for pub lication. Franklinton, La., June 19 1915 Respectfully submitted, F. M. Brown, J. Vol Brock, Rabt. Babington, Committee. NCTICE-Tne Mayor and Boaird of Alderman of the Town of Franklinton will receive bids for repairing the steel bridge across the ditch in South Frank linton up to noon July 3rd. Spec ifications will be furnished by the Street Committee. They reserve the right reject any and and all bids. This 23rd daj of June 1915. J. L. Magee, SMayor. In Belihalf of the FaM-ri I)ieiion str Itioni Awgent. e - I noticed an article tiat ap peared in your paper of May 27, headed ''"In Behalf tof the Farm er" lII which tile writer made numerous complaints against the Demonstration work. First he stated that "'if the work was carried out on the right basis" it would do good, Now, he proceeds to give a basis which he considers good. Viz; That M. HIumble our )Demonstra tion Agent should visit "Every Farmer, Rich andPoor, High and Low.'" "That we wvant these visits and need his help," In this he is correct, as the writer of this has Mr. Humble's visits and has been greatly helped. 13ut, ' lets see if the plan you isubnit is a practical one. You 'say he r should visit every farmer. Do you know that there are 1900 farmers in this parish ? Now, to visit every farm and spend sufli- 9 cient time with each farmer would require more time than it is pos- a silble for any one man to do. a Say our agent visited 100 farms b a Imonth, then it would take him ir 1: months to get to you Mr. Red Neck if you happjenedl to be the ' last loan visited. oU you think you wouild get mu di benefi t out ti of thle visits of an agent that t" called at youri farm every nir teen mrnonths? ' if y ii had been a reader of.uur Parisih paper instead of a writer ly thelret, yoiu would have noticed h, arti±s written bIy Mr Humble o- fromn timeni to time in whidi he Shas stated that it was impossible s, for him to visit every farmer; ithat he would glidly do so if he hcould; that he had an otheice in it Franklintoni and extended a s hearty invitation to you and every 'i farmer to caill and see him and I discuss farm matters. If you g felt the need of his help as you nclaim you doi, why did you not r call and see him as I, and many I others have lone? Are you sin cere when you say that you need his help; OG are you trying to play politics and beat Mr. Smith our police memlber over the head - with Mr. Humble as a club? Again, you show your total , ignorance of the business affairs t 3 of our police jury when you state 3 that the police jury is paying Mr. Humble $1200 per year when t the minutes of the police jury Sshow that they only pay him ,300. t If you are not acquainted with A Mr. Humble it is your fault as he ,certainly. has extended to youf and every farmer in this parish ad Shearty invitation to get acquaint- d - ed with him. t You further show your igno I rance of the demonstration work n by stating that "all the demon- a t stration agent's time should bet occupied. Mr. Humble leaves i Franklinton every Monday morn- t ing and returns generally oin Fri day night, sometimes nriot until n Saturday. Don't you call that U I taking all of his time? c Again, you show your igno rance of the affairs of our police jury. Why don't you read the minutes of the police and read Mr. Hunible's reports wherein he s stated the number of miles tray eled each month, the number of firms visited and all other work performed? Such a report is i' made to the police jury every b month. n Mr. Humble did not come to h our parish to make social visits, he came here for a definite pur pose and a definite plan, and that H ºwas to establish the fact that there is a better way for us farmers to prepare and cultivate P our crops and beyond a question of a doubt he has certainly done ': so. Furthermore, you have no excuse for not knowing this plan a as well as I do, for I live in the c second ward and have tested the s plan and can truthfully say that it is a grand success. Why dont you visit ouzie of the many farmers in your ward who are working with Mr Hum- h ble? If you really felt the need v of his help you certainly can get lf it, The man zho is not a demon. - strator has the advantage of the farmer who is, as. L:e can learn the better w:ay to friim from ob servation and without any ex pense whatever. You intimate that Mr. Humble is the only oaln who is getting any good ouit of the little that the Ipolice is appropriating. In this as in all other points that you have mentioned in your letter, you are mistaken, I am a demon strator and have been greatly helped thrut the demonstration work as have many more of the best farmers of this parish You want to kn iw who super vises his work. MIr. J. Redhead who is appointed by the D)epart Inent of Agriiulture and a very very competent man does so in personi, lesides Mr. Humble's reports for his time are approved )y Mr. Mason Snowden, State Agent of this work, before it is resented to the police jury for aymient. I have talked with Mr. Humble about this matter, and he is not at all offended at your article, but is very sorry for a mlan who is built so narrow. Mr. H-umble says that its his opinion that you wrote your "Red Neck" article for the Ipurpose of playing poli ties on Mr. Smith, and that its mighty )poor politics. Mr. Humble has resigned his position here with the Govern ment and will take up similar work elsewhere near by. I am. indeed sorry' to see him leave us, and many others say the same. C(ioe again "'Mr Iced Neck" and give a pian that will work so that we can get visits from our n''xt demonstration agent oftener than every ninteen months. A Demonstrator. 'The Baptist Meeting Our meeting closed Saturday Night. It was, in some respect, one of the most remarkable meetings I have witnessed in a long timne. Thile old story of the Cross was told by Brother An derson as few men can, for sim plicity and yet very effectively, and with power, it was hard to resiat. And withal not a word that would create the slightest suspicion of criticism of any one. It will be a long time be fore another meetin like it will come t., Franklinton. There were 41 accessions,29for baptism and 12 by letter. Tong services led by James rT. Jolly of Dallas, Texas was a very interesting feature of the meeting. How he did enlist the little folks and how they did sing was somu ting wonderful. Such a thing has not come to us before and and may never cmne to us again. It iss impossible to sum up all the results of the meeting. 'l'ime must reveal it all and in the mean time there remains much, yea more for us to do, for which let us pray for wisdom and eifficien cy. The Pastor, J. J. WALKER I)E11). Hlon. WY. N. Miller, who was stricken with paralysis about ten days ago d(lied at his home in Mt. Hermon last Sunday even ing at three o'clock. He was burried Monday at his home near Mt. Hermon with Masonic honors, Rev. J, J. Walker as sisted by Rev. W. A. Murry conducted the funeral services. His wife and seven children survive him with whom we sym pathize. 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