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PUBLISHED WEEKLY. Mrs. J. VOL BROCK, Editor. Entered as second class matter April 5, 1910 at thy; poostoice at Franklinton, La.. under the Act of Conbress of March 3, 1879. Advertising Rates on Application Address all Comlnunications to Era-Leader, Franklinton, La. - ---- Advertisements and subscriptions will be continued at rerular rates un til all past indebtedness is paid up. ----- - - -- - - - SUBSCRIPTION $1.00 A YEAR Franklinton La., Feb. 3, 1916. CHURCH DIRECTORY Baptist Church 1Rev. J. J. Walker, Pastor Preaching every Sunday al 11 a. in and 7 p' in. Sunday School at 9.4va. In. every Sunday. Prayer meeting at 7 p. Wn: VtedneIsd t'as Women's Missionary Cu' nat 4 p. in. 'hurs" days. i1. Y. P. U'. at 6 pa. in. Sunda S.. unbeans at 3 1p. in. every 2nd and 411th Satur day. Methodist Church Rev. J. A. McCorrlack. Pastor. Preaching every 2nd and 4th Sunday at II a, in, anil 7 p. Im. SlundalY School at 9)i;, weeldy. Prayer meetif and lpworth LeagUe alter nating Thursdays at 7 1'p. in. Woman's Missionary So 'ety Wednes ays at 4 p. in. LODGE DIRECT 'IRY Masonic-F. & A. M., No. 101. O. H. Carter, W. M. t. H. Blateman, Secrety, Meetings-First Saturdays at 10 a. m.: third Saturdays at 7.30 p. in. Eastern Star. Mrs. B. Pierce, W. M. W. M. WVood, W. I'. C. C. Welch, Secretary. Meetings First IFridays at 3 0 p. m.; third Fridays at 7 p. m. Woodmon of the World. W. M. Wood. C. C. I. L. Pope, Clerk. Meetings every 2nd Saturday Night and Ith Tuesday Nights. Woodmen CircIs Mrs. J. N. Magee, Guardian. Mrs. Ella Welch, Secretary. Meetings Second and Fourth Tuesday at 3 p. m. Announcements For Sheriff J E. BATEMAN T. J. SIMMONS For Asssesor J. M. BYRD -8. E. MORRIS For oner J. E. PIERC Foi Police Jury Second Ward G. M. TATE Seventh Ward. J. J. CRAIN LEWIS CRAIN Bad Roads. A great hue and cry is going up from the people all over the country against the bad joads again prevailing thruout the par ish. Even before the heavy rains of this week the roads were in bad condition, owing chiefly to the heavy timber and lum ber hauling, and since the over flow of Monday and Tuesday some of our chief thoroughfares are said to be practically impass able. We had hoped that actual in terference with travel over our country roads would never again be one of the afflictions of our parish, but it is said this week that the road across the river as far out as Rithardson presents very much the same appearanc· as it did before the graded sys tem was put into operation. Cer tair it is, too, that the city street leading out towards the river bridge is well nigh impassable and sadly in need of immediate work. Get together the automobile tax, which was voted exclusively for road repair, but which, it would seem, has never been util ized for that purpose in this par ish,and with whatever other help we can muster, let's put out roads again in traveling condi tion, And that without delay. 11 means are not sufficient for this work for the comwon good, why not doeas other communities have done-call f.r a PUBLIC HOLIDAY, when all men-law yers, doctors, merchants, teach ers, preachers, farmers, labor oing men of all classes,and "boss * y_" whio perhilaps ave not labor ed for many years. shall come do together for one whole day's ear- can nest work. when it would be sco found easy to put at least the I whole road from tIoe court house thih to Ri< iardson in abselutely per- ani( feet (c')nlditionl. We mention this gil' road ti rst since it is the road most ha' traveled in the parish, but of gal course every stretch of road in tai any neighlboirhood could be treat- bit ed in the same manner to great adlvantage. The women could chi assemble, too. anld prepare a good an dinner for the workers and it rar _ could prove as pleasant and prof- ash itable to us as we have known it pe: -to prove to others. What say you to a Town and cu Neighborhood Holiday? Sorme bbI thing is needed. Will this an- no .swer the need? or - --- ar (Girls' Gardlen Conurse. dL r Washington Jan. 26.-To meet th the demand of thousands of south- in ern girls who have been success- je ful in raising a tenth-acre of to imatoes and who want to 'go on,' (x r"epresentatives of thel)epartlnent Is- of Agriculture and the state col leges in charge of the canning clubs in the fifteen southern H states have worked out what r might be called a progresive, foulr I ,rd year practical garden and can- 1 ning course for girls. The pur- it pose of this course is to start the C' girls with one crop and from year 0 'rd to year add new annual crops, en- d courage them to run winter and a glassframe gardens, and finally in f Itb the course of their work to lead them to plant perenial small and Ir' jrchard fruits. It is hoped that 1 under this system the girls will l i gain knowledge of how to handle v - a wide variety of garden vegeta- C bles and trees and that the wen)e t ber by the time she gets ready to go to high school or college will have a garden of perennial fruits I readily can be cared for by the r other members of her family. The first year of girls' club work throughout the southern 1 states consists in raising tomatoes I in tenth-acre gardens. It is be lieved by those in charge that every girl should first master this plant and learn how to utilize or sell its products before she takes up other vegetables and fruits. In sections where tomatoes suffer from blight and wilt, however, it is sometimes necessary to substi tute another garden crop. · The second-year girls continue to grow tomatoes on-one-half of their space and devote the other ng half of the space6 to on" other ,he crop, preferably beans,peas, pep. Lds pers, okra, beets or onions. The ar- girls also are encouraged to start LV winter gardens in the late surm tre mer and fallon one-founrti to one Ify half of .the tenthl-acre plots. - Lattuoe. spinach, and kale are er- the crops recommended, ay rhe third year girls grow three res crops, continuing the two that as- have been grown the second year and adding cucumbers, eggplant, in' fig, tomatoes, salsify, par'snips or )ur horseradish. In each case those sin in charge of the work select the )uIr additional vegetables with refer eek lene to local agriculturial condi 'a tions, market demand, and snita nt, bility for canning. Many garden ne- combinations olier than those ys- suggested are possible. For iin. ler- stance, if the community is in eet terestedin canning soupe mix ver' tures and Creole snace, they ble must secure from their gardens ate tomatotes, peppers, okra and on ious. In fruit-growing sect ions bile the girls are advised, whren con 'ely ditioni are right, to sobstitue it from J to 10 fruit trees for one of til- the vegetable cr'ols. Tihe mem ar-i ber then becomes responsible for relp the pruninrg, spraying, and geu oui eral care of these trees. Idi- The developement of crops of perennial vegetaoles and fruits for is insisted on at the end of the sod, third year, and in many cases l tes s the wor'k is begun at the end' of AIC the second year. The perennials aw- are substituted for some of the ch- annual vegetables and the girls oor- are given credit for the coardirion 'ss- of their bushles or trees which For are not yet bearing and therefore donot yet yield a product thlt 'Pl can be counted in the canning score. It is hoped tha'. as a result of this planting of perennial fruits ('ol and vegetables several thousand his girls, before many years, will sta have at the end of t'e-ir junior eon garden piermanent *gardens con- larn taiming some such prfitable corn- E. binationt as the following; Ile Strawberries, asparagus, and cat cherries; raslplerries, rhubarb! Dr and plums; gooseberries, eur- 85( rants and peaches; strawberries, we asparagus and quinces; straw- mi perries, rhubarb and pears. Ot Dewberries, figs and pecans; s24 currants, asparagus and grapes; gi' blackberries, figs and scupper, \V nongs: strawberries, figs and 11` oranges: asparagus, strawberries 11 and krnumjuats. fo To enable themi to use the pro- H1 ducts of these permanent gardens. pa t the agents give the girls special - instructions in manking preserves, fo - jelly marmalades. pickles, etc. es th 'Gulfp(ort Court Fire th t ltiiendiairy l ury Siays I SGulfport, Miss., .Jan. J.----The g ( Harrison grand jury reported ' it Thursday afternoon. The jury II" found 22 indictments. The , - st - p't does not iince w'ordu 1. ii the Sinvestigation of condidions at the 1I a( county farm. Brutal treatment 1 tr of the prisoners, insanitary con. 1. ditions and other bad features i d at the farm the jury stat -s we. s in found when they visited it. a id The jury, in accordance with 1 Id request of Judge Neville, mae a Io at report as to the burning of the s ill H[arrison county courthouse, ad le vising that the fire was of in a. cendiary origin. I ecomenda- 1 _ tions were offered to the board of to county supervisers to build a e ill bigger and better courthouse I its for the needs of the ocunty for he many years to come. II The investigation of the books lb of ;tle county officials showed I rn them.in excelent shape. It was es learned that sheriff Clark al e, ready has the matter of improv at ing Lconditions at the county .,IS farm under. way. or The jury's report shows they :es took cognizance of complaint of I ts, treatment of public school child fer ren by some of the teachers, and it ordered that the city school ti- board take the matter under ad visement. Uo of Eskimos Puz2le Sciernce. ier No satisfactory solution 'f the ques tion of the origin of the Eskimo has mer ever been given. Whether they came p* from Asia or from North Amerh 1, he whether they are rrlated to the mort Southern American Indians or to the art Tartars of the grem t Asian continent n - lB still open to debate. ,ne .. - - its. A M1emaoiy Test. tre Just a short time back this na ,.e tion was agog with a presidential sat Oan:pairn. The three principal wr contEnde:s, you will remember, wrt, w. re IMessr3. Wilsmn, Taft and or R )osevelt. >se Each of these men was suppor the tel by a vise presidetiti I canti eer. dabt, and the names an Ipictures di- of the ''big six'' were Iuiited in ta- ever newspaper and ma Wine ii len the land- tot once, hut millions se of limes. i. Surely here was more publicity ~. than has ever been put behind aix- ny dozen advertised commodi iy ties in the whole world. Here rns was a huge camtpu igit of prefer an- red position in moar than 25,000) us Amnrican newspaip'lrs alone. BUIttutlak nflw-3sC if you tue can name the vice presideiitial of candi Thte who ran with Col. 1-oosevelt or with higTaft. f.l Unless yeapossesa very long 4- taerwory oQti unusually keen in terest in toIitics you will have to of do like dhe rest of us- reach for uits the almanac-won't you? the do right here, you see, is a lit isee tle thought which ibould sink in. 4 There is only one kind of ad jals vertisi ng that begins to be worth the while. It is perdistent; 6ontinu' 'irls ous adverti-3ing. The public ion won'" thiuk of you long after you icl> tailcj bring yourelif to ite no oo e tioe-Farquhar Bulletin, Ileisan1t Spelnt So, 4I In His I Race. Baton Rouge, La., Jan. 2D, ('ol. Pleasant spent 57" 1.11 in his campaign for goveincre of the state, of which all but ;62 1.).3 v<ts ountributed by ftieid-. Th largest cunt rihutor Wi s . t- ;tn I E. M. Staffoird of Ne1 v rt a() . fIle gave 51450 to the Pleasant ' campaign fund. and his bhir thei . Dr. Stafford of New Orleans gayve (10O. The other c ntribut-or were: C. L. Sliwing of Plaaque mine, S350: N. S. Ste"rn of Ne\ Otleans, T250; It. I Il t 5200. (Other large contriilutitrs giving 810 each were: .J L. Wright, W. 1. Stevens, W. 11. Byrnes, F. A. aEarhardt, . \V. Mlarston, . C. Ball, F'. 1. Staf ford, T. 1 Hlodge, . A. liogs-Att, Henry Mooney, Pleasant 1.am paign Club of Shreveport. T 'he money was spent 117:3 3 tfor stamps; 8t64..53 for travelitng expenses; iegula' office expensesk 67Q8.39; telegraimI, x'1i,.81, anl i the balance under naeiny head - Inns. Fred Grace spent l270.55 to get re-elected register ol the slate yland offle. J. J1. Bailey spent s750.50 to be elected secretary ot Sstate; A. V. Coco spent S:1. . 1t 10to be elected attorney general; i tleleiux Smith says he sp nt . 808.01 in his campaign for sec. s retary of state. PaulI Capdeviello .f spent S1 I:0.5) to be named state' aldit'. ; J. E. Glisson spent only 1t i for his race for register a of state lLnd office, and madle 1e Such!a ipoor showing that lie iay m- ay not get his money back. I. Edward Eeverett spent .81i:.41 in a. his race tor secretary of state; of Mr. Mouton spent $17.7.97 to be a elected lieutenant governor, and ,e E. O. Bruner spent $1852.26 to u, get defeated for conmmissioner of agriculture. ks Candidates have until Monday ed night to file their statements. Bs - -- -- - 1 Franklinten, La. VITo the People of Washington y Parish: I desire to express my of gratitude for the liberal supportlol d- given me for Assessor in the re nd cent prilary. Whet I entePred ol the race for AXsses.sor I did so -with the determinitatiin tU go straight to the individual voter for support. This I have done. I have steered clear of any and all es- political combines, and have tas been a ndl now am depending o sol& apon the iiidependent iidid . v voter for my election. ie ag to the short tine between ~nt 'n1( .v i the seyiind primary it will be lii;m sJ ide for in i to see every voter aniid I take this means of soliciting the support of each a- and every citizen' If elected I ial will Qo into office under no obligal Lions t ( anV maiin (Jr sot Of mlen l and I intend to serve all alike. er, ,d Thanking my.friend throughout the Parish for t·h eit lo vil 1 su t II it or- a nU tequesting all of Ithem to see Ii- their neiglhbors and their Ii kua0 z in my I whalf, I aui, Iin Miiceerelv. ti Sim E. lorris. ) il S___ ,ity' Booker T. Waslliino Lon Is md I ead, li r 8 'litis master iuti(d miindl of i'- oltild of slavery has passed awat y J)00 bu t his work still goes on. W 1re tpiblisltitg hiis own[ stfiry of '> his life anul work with a tinaol (ii tial (.losiing (Ihiptor 1v A~lbot' I 11-[ Staff if Tou:.dtgee Institute. ng I't is mtemin 0 na l volmein con tai its v- over 500 pages, fully illustrIte1. to Retail p1ice $1.25. OIhe half f for profiL to Agents, Agents unak ing $1 to 810 daily. Sample it- 10ook also 100 page catalogue of in. ,,,ut boohs free to workers. Send dd- 8c for postage, Credit given. rthl Prei1.ght paid, We also handle u' the book hy Frederick E 1)r.ink lic er. Price $100. Sane terms to 'oU agent>. Both outtits fi>r 15c. no- Address 5outhern itihle lHouse, 939 Ply mouth Place, Chicago, Ill. WINTE7RI2 UJPO~NUSJ And rium ni i n to clean up I l' k. ,i' A 1. not h)liKiV n< I you a 5WOi I 11 J o\ lYLC JUSt a <c\ Imist :U. i eii t'" will al(o be saýlicewd-81.(- suits will go at 15c per suit. All flannelette at Sc the vd. A few kets and comforts left but the\ must be gotten rid of also-to be closed out at. > per pair. Our spring stock is avi ivintg. We nmist have room-( ome amnl get your pick while picking: S g0(l. We buy acked shelled Corn. b t S. ."u INcGR "ORATED1 'ý" ý ý 1 ý 9 : . t " '-" ýis1 ' ýJ +-ieý Lmd The t~Qor; Hurt You? The residents throughout this vicinity will he given an opportunity to secure their requirements of lumber for the building and repairing of their houses, barns and fences, at attractive prices. Big Values For Your oney! Saturday of Each Week Has Been Selected By The Great Southern Lumber ComianY AS BARGAIN DAY Now is the time, during the Winter monhts, to put your home and property in ship-shape for the busy days of 1916. FOR SALE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH. I x 4", 8 to 20 20 Ft., No. 3, Rough, $9.010 per M. This Is our Bargain Day Special for Saturday Feb. 5th. There are also other bargains which we will be pleased to show on application. If you are not receiving our LUMBER BAR GAIN LISTS, they will be mailed to you upon request Creat Southern Lumber Company, Retail Department, Bogalusa, Louisiana. Extraorinlary Bargains In Staple Merchandise AT OUR STORE. Our inventory shows a larg- amount of Goods on hand that must be convertecl into cash. While they last we will offer at clearance Sale Pri for cash: 1 Lot Mens Suits, Boys Cuits, Mons Overcoats, sweaters, Hats, Wool Shi ts, Pants, Ladies and Girls Cloik'ks, hoe3s, Embroideries, Hoisery, etc. etc. Large stock of Flour. C)!tee, Rice, Sugýar and other staples at attractive l)Lce . Will also offer at grcatily reduced price.; every article in our immense A.ick. It will pay you to attend this sale and let u savc -ou money on your requirement:;. Neuihauser Oros., Ltd, Slidell, La.