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PUBLISHED WEEKLY. I Mrs,. J. VOL BROOK, Editor. Entered as second class matter Aprils, 1910 st thy postoftlce at Franklinton, La., under bthe 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 til all past indebtedness is paid up. SUBSCRIPTION $1.00 A YEAR Franklinton, La., August 31, 1916 ANNOUNICEMENTS: For District Attorney, 26th Judicial District ,J. VOL BROCK the Circular Letters. the wato Circular letters may be circu. the I lated in the District Attorney's Comrn fight right on the eve of the elec. ish, tion. This is an old political Frar trick and can not have much ef fect. It is done in order that D. the voter who it is intended to fool will not have time to find out Coy the truthfulness of the circular. C We make mention of this4so that ish no one will be mislead. If any candidate has anything that the lay the voter should know he should the uset give it to the people a sufficient for time before the prinlary so that Par the same can either be verified gra or disputed. the the tra< The first phase of the great tra has Allied offensive was reported as mai ended and the many mnillioned a ma: armies of Europe regrouped their resources and redistributed er ran their strength for further opera-r tions. W wh; Adjournment of Congress next fea Friday was cast to the winds tra again by the railroad crisis and me the refusal of Democratic sena- thi tore to keep legislation within the of bounds set by the caucus, in for Primary Election Officers. stal List of commissioners, clerks vil and Watchers, drawn to serve at fu the Democratic primary election, be to be held in Washington Parish, ci( La., on Sept, 12th, 1916. to First ward, Precinct 1, Bout- HI well-L. L. Bankston, C. L. Seal, pa N. V. Jones, commissioners; W. P. 'Bulloch, A. L. Strahan, clerks; J. B. Cor-kern and T.'', M. Crow, watchers. Second ward, Precinct 1, Mt. P1 Hermon-H. W. Morris, L. Y. fin Bankston, F. R.; Miller, commis. a! -sioners; U. J. Brumifield, S. L. of Smith, clerks; Doe Ott, watcher. ap Third ward, Precinct 1, Frank. linton-C. C. Welch, L. B. Re. fe ard, L. J. Simmons, commis- ta sioners, A. M. Simmons, 0. P. m C arter, olerks. p1 Fourth ward, Precinct 1, North s( Bogalusa -Louis Adams. F, J. cl Adams, J. B. Liudaley, commis- lii sioners; C. S. Moss, T. G. Mc- bý Clendon, clerks; R. B. McCall, and J. A.. Boyet, watchers. Fourth ward, Precinct 2, South Bogalusa-L. A. Layrisson, Otto Strattman, James Starnes, com- ti missioners; Geo Whalen, Joe i. Sutleff, clerks, C. L. Johnson p and E. L. Knight, watchers. Fourth ward, Precinct 3, Rio-- a L. P. Pierce, L. P. Byrd, M'rk t Kendall, cominiseioners; F. N. t Kendall, J. M. Mitchell clerks, j Ossar Keaton and J. L. Frazier. t watchers. Fifth ward, Precinct 1, Varnnd --G. W. Seal, R. H. Magee, L. MoMillian, commissioners! J. F r Willie, R. i). Fournea, clerks; J W. Seal, watcher. Fifth wa'd, !Precinct 2, Sheni dan -. S. Knight, M. T. Knight J. W. Knight, commissioners; A E. Corkero, M. N. Kinight,clerks. M. M. Simmons, watcher. Sixth Ward, Precinct 1, Enor, W. P). Magee, E. P. Knight, IT E. Jenkins, commissioners; E. D Sheridah, J. Ml. Maree, olerks. Sixti ward, Precinot 2, Isabel ...J, B, Talley J. R. Shilling, C. Fred alUgee: 0ommimsioners. B.urce a Magee and D. W.Adams, clerks; view. D. E. McFadden, J. W. Parker, The atchers. essity Seventh ward,Precinct 1, Pope. is the ille-Ollie Crain, Geo. Williams, town ). W. Tullos, commissioners, L. peopl £. Schilling, Nevus Tynes,clerks, Ke \W. J. Crain, watcher. Seventh ward, Precinct 2, An gie, R. D. Ball, W. J. Daniel, H. If 3 A. McMillian, commissioners; ten d - F. P. Sones, J. J. Adams, clerks. you I Eighth ward, Precinct 1, War- mont nerton-J. W. Warner, John W. speec - Smith, Jerry W. Smith, commis- woO -sioners; J. ,J, Warner and Clem In 6 Pierce, clerks. this Eighth ward, Precinct 2. Hack- just lev-3ose Varnado, Hi. E. Smith, For C. C. Fortenberry, commission- thws al ors; G.H. Phill.ips, J. H. Mitchell leas) clerks. able We hereby certify that the fore- the i Sgoing is a true and correct list of you the commissionars, clerks and K, watchers drawn at the meeting of hapj u. the Parish Democratic Executive just 's Committee for Washington Par- ears .c. ish, La., at its meeting held at oug ýal Franklinton, La., Aug. 23, 1916. ing. ,- H. E. Gayer, Acting Sec'y. D at D. N. Magee, Acting Chair. beir to ut Covingtoni To Have Track. Me ar. at Coviiigton, La., Aug. 25.-Par- E at ish Surveyor Howad lBurnP will cep hen lay out a half mile race track on of Sthe fair grounds, which were me ild Sused for the first time last year the ~nt for holding the St. Tammany ten iat Parish Fair, and surfacing and r ied grading will be completed before sel the opening of the fair. Con- mi eat tractor Frank N. Boudousquie nit as has designed a grandstand and nei ied made plans for its addition to the mE )ed main exhibition building, the low-. >ed t(d er portion to serve for the restau- ie a rant which will be operaterd by un Yr* Women's Progressive Union wi which will continue to be a social en ext feature and one of the novel at- Sa nds tractions oithe fair. Thirty-eight an and members of the p3ultry clubs of na- this parish, under the supervision the of Miss Martha Williams, agent in charge, have made application for space. rs. A subscr ption list has been m started by residents of Madison- F. ,rks ville and Covington to raise a w e at fund to shell thesix -mile roadway t1 ion, between the two towns. A suffi. C 'ish, cient amount has been subscribed d; to insure the shelling of the Clay iut- Hills portion,which is aIm pt im- f( hal, passable in wet weather. C W. __ _ _ _ _. IA bun, Ponclhatoula Votes ''nx. 'M. Ponchatoula, La., Aug. 55.- 8' Mt. Ponchatoula today voted' for the a .V. five-mill tax for school mainten. h mis. ance. The proposal has carriec ti L. over whelmingly; 108 for, 16 her. against and 15 ballots spoiled. uik. The property vote was $123,330 Re- for, $15,980 against. The new Imis- tax replaces the two and one half SP. mill onr. Passage of the pro. posal-assures nine months of Jorth school rnd continuance of Pon . J. chatonla clhools in the approved Imis- list. Citizens tonight. are cele Mc- brating the victory. Call, 'outb Keep The Town Clean. Otto A clean towi attracts atten comn tion whenever and wherever it Joe is seen. A dirty one catches the inson public eye in even less time. When the streets and alleys 1 3io-. and yards and vacant lots in a I Ma'rk town are lean and sanitary it N. bespeaks a like condition on the lerks, part of the residentgwith regard azier. to their personal habits. The Lord loves a clean man or mude womnan, and the devil worships a n, L. lirty one. Which do you pre J. F rer? :B; J If each person in this town wonld use just a little more en ;heni- 'rgy and thoughtfulness we night :ould make this'one of the clean Ps; A est spots in the country and ouI. rlerks reputatiomi wculd grow apace. & 1 (i lv would we beneti Enor hereby, but the health of tine ht, L ·owmmunitev wuuld be vastly im E. D >roved and the physical capacity rks. ,f the people would be greutly [sabel nereased. 1g, C. A clean man works with pleas ure and with a definite object in view. Generally he gets there. The dirty one labors from nec essity only, has no ambition, and is the black spot that kills the town in the eyes of the other people. It Scotli Keep the town clean. girl. Sing 1 Ten Dollars For One. ing she If your neighbor offered you a ask ten dollar hill for a dollar, and you knew it to be perfectly good Bro money, you'd break all sorts of Ic` dozI speed records to grab it. So of a would we. ove: n In the subscription price of tinef this paper we are offering you he i just that-ten dollars for one. She SFor every dollar you spend for ty ths p;aper you are receiving at girl II least ten dollars worth of valu- tiei able information. In maiiny cases A e the information it sends out to nra you is worth vastly more to you. Pn d Keep this in mind, and if you the f happen to owe us a dollar or two HIe e just remember that we lave oug Searned it tell times over-and we ion at ought to have it without the ask .. ing. thi Doesn't this appeal to you as being just about the truth? n co. k. Men Who Live in i lemory. hi (W ir- Every town (and o:r. i !,c ex ill ception) has two distinct classes be on of citizens-Those who live in the eCi re memory of their fellow men, and 'ai those who are prompt!y forgot- w ny ten. ti end The man who is ener'iolYe, o..r W ire serving, and keeps as Layss 1 n- mind the welfare of the com mu- a, uile nity in which he lives will never a nd need a marble slab to keep his the memory green. )W- The fellow who kicks and villi- is au- fies his own home town will die e by unmourned and his neighbors t lon will not even think of him long , Dial enough to forget hltim. at- Say a good word for your town ght t ght and say it again. lof --------- ý1 II iiol Notice. e nt E tion Bids will be rieceived by the Secretary of Refreshment Com een mittee of the Washington Parish 1 ion-. Fair Association, for permits to e a wit: 1st to operate a stand for wy the sale of Cold Drinks, Peanuts, uffi- Cigars, Candy, etc, the three ibed days of the Fair. Ily 2nd. Pbrmit to operate a stand im- for the sale of Lunches, Ice Cream, etc., the three days of - the Fair. Permits will be issued the highest bidder, committee re S._serving the right to i-ejpct any the and all bids. Bids must be in ,ten- hands of Secretary of Commit 'ied tee by noon of August 29, 191 5 16 Dyson Booty, Chairman, 'iled. N. D. Stringer, Secretary. 1, 330 new Now is a good time ti plant half-. Crowder peas for table use. We pro- ave the seed. P of The Babington Stor ·, Inc. VACATION TIME Reduced Roundtrip Fares now in effect via Yazoo & Mississippi Valley R. R, To Summer Resorts in the North, East and West, which includes such points as Chicago, Niagara Falls, New York, Boston, Washington, Denver, - Colorado Springs, Portland, _ Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, etc. Tickbts bear final return limit until October 31st, and permit of liberal s Itopovers in both directions, For full particulars pertaining to sates. routes, schedules and sleeping gar reservati.us call on any Yazoo & SMissisesippi Valley Ticket Agent or write to W. H. BULL, A. G. P. A., ow Qrleanes. THE PINK DRESS By ANNE MOREHOUSE. It was during the first figure of thef cotillion that Dick Harper noticed the girl. Even at the disadvantage of hav- a ing his first view of her under the try- " ing rays of calcium light, he saw that she was unusually pretty and instantly asked his partner who she was. "I never saw her before," said Mary Brown. As the figure progressed, Dick f passed and repassed the pretty girl a dozen times, determined to make sure of an introdluction when the thing was over. But, as it happened, hlie was des f tined not to wait, for in the intricacies of the dance when fours were formed he found the girl beside him at his left. She looked unusually piquant and pret ty under the tiny parasol which the girls had received as favors, while the men flourished slender walking sticks tied with ribbons. 8 At the end of the ballroom fours sep arated agai:n into twos and here some thing happened. The curved head of " Dick's cane caught in the filmy lace of u the fair strangers' bodice and held fast. o lHe felt the jerk and instinctively let t go. At the next meeting the girl held t out the stick with a smile. "This be e longs to you, I believe," she said. .. "Yes, thank you. I am sorry if I tore your gown," was all he had time for as they passed. 8 "Clever little ruse of yours!" laughed Mary Brown. "Why didn't Laur conme tonight? It's a pretty party." "Her new dress didn't come. Too Y* blamed had, I call it, but she wouldn't wear an old one." X "What a shame. But everybody is es busy. My dress did not come until lie eight o'clock. How do you like it?"' rd "Peachy! What color is it?" "It's mauve. And the dress you tore i'was hydrangea pink. I saw it before the electric light went off." At last the two figures of the cotillion were over and Dick went to hunt the i girl. He found her in the balcony and, u' as luck would have it, for the instant 4 ier alone. i s "Did I ruin your gown?" he asked , rather abruptly. 4 "No l" she answered sweetly, intend li ing to set him at his ease, hut only fie causing more havoc in his brain. "You see, it can be mended." She held up r the flounce that lay close to a snowy r g shoulder. Mary Brown in an interval inquired: n- "Have you found out whose dress you 11tore?" "Yes. Her name is Susanne Ra. leigh. I don't linow where she lives she won't tell me that-but I know enough to make up for that." the The next evening Dick came home early from his office for an hour's sleep 4 DM- before dinner. He had not seen his sis-4 sh ter at breakfast, so he rapped on her to- door now before turning in. for "Come in, Dickie," she called. "What 4 kind of a time (lid you have? Tell me its, all about it. That's the last time I'll ree go to Price for a gown. It never came home until this afternon, and isn't it a dream, tooT" She ruefully indicated and a creation of silk and lace on the bed. Ice "A peach !" Dick answered laconical of ly. Only one dress interested him just now and the thought of the wearer . was crowding all other ideas out of his the head. He looked back quickly, how- C re- ever-the color had caught his eye. ir Dick came close to the bed and j any touched a sleeve. It looked like the ill same dress Susanne Raleigh had worn rit at the ball, 915 "What kind of lace is this?" He pre- S tended interest and bent low, turning t( bn, back a hit as he spoke. His sister, flat tered, described the whole thing vol- i' ubly, but Dick heard not a word. For ilant there was the place where his cane had caught, skillfully mended, it was true We -so skillfully his sister would never see it, most likely-but it was there ,a Inc. nevertheless to condemn the girl to h whom he had lost his head and heart. A week later, Dick and his sister were waiting for the elevator at the apartment hotel where they lived vhen a girl and an elderly man approached. All were in evening dress and Laura's cloak was open. Suddenly the girl t came over and impulsively touched Laura's gown. Dick wheeled and faced C Susaanno? "So it was your dress I wore to the C cotillion and tore " she exclaimed. "Oh, I've worried so about it!" Then B. suddenly: "Father, this is Mrs. Morton i and her brother, Mr. Harper. They are ' sorth, neighbors of ours! You see, we have such only lived here a month!" she ex plained, "But I don't understand about the dress!" puzzled Laura. "Are you sure you wore it? I'm sure it is not torn!" "Perhaps Price fixed it then! It was this way: My own new dress didn't come, and when I telephoned at seven they said it couldn't possibly be fin ished, but that they would s~nd me a model to wear instead. So when it g came I But it on and departed, and just afterward they phoned that they had sent the wrong box and that I had re ceived one intended for a customer. Father didn't know what to do about it and when I came home and heard it I was frantic. I sent it back and told Price it was torn, but she said she would make it all right. I'm so sorry, t until but really I didn't mean to do it" iberal Laura laughed. "I think the dress has served a very good purpose, Miss ing to Raleigh, and I'm glad you were it. Evi. eeping dently my brother thought you looked ooO & very nice." nnt or "And Dick instantly confirmed her. words. L (Copyright, l119, b 3 Uis NOWg& F ARMERS SOLICITED. SFULL PRICES at all times for COTTON SCOTTON SEED and CORN Barter For All Other Farm Products at Market Prices SPECIAL PRICES on Factory Orders for WAGONS, BUGGIES MOWERS and RAKES I ,HAY PRESSES and all other items not carried in stock. fi An Effort Will Be Made to Secure Patronage on Merit. YOURS RESPECTFULLY SS. H. BURRIS, Inc. Phone No. 10 FRANKLINTON. LA. ,,.,* *******,,, .****.**** SFive Hundred and Fifty Thousand * FORDS * Will be made and sold * during the year 1916. SOver Two ThousandCars Made Every Day, And Still They Can't Fill Their Orders! * Send Your Order Early, to * P. E. GREENLAW Sf Franklinton, La. **1*******s a*.**********++++ (Note: This is to be published g in lieu of Act 207.) tl House Bill No. 248, by Mr. Shell. al AN ACT. o: Su bmitting to the people of the State of Louisiana an amendment si to Article 273 of the Constitution a of the State of Louisiana. q Section 1. Be it resolved by L tie General Assembly of the ti Mtate of Lonisiana, two-thirds of t( all the members elected to each II House concurring, That the fol- l lowing amendment to Artidle 273 if the Constitution of the State of U Louisiana be and the same is here f iy submitted to the qualified elee- t I tors of the State at the Congres- t sional election to be held on the t first Tuesday after the first Mon- I 3 day in the month of November, t of the year 1916, to-wit. 1 "Article 273. Every railroad I Sor other corporation, organized I e or doing business in this State under the laws or authority there e of, shall have and maintain a 4 e general office in this state for the I " transaction of its business where t transfers of stock shall be made n and where shall be kept for pub Slie inspection books in which t shall be recorded the amount of it caipital stock subscribed, the d names of the owners of stock, r. the amount owned by themn, re t spectively, the amount of stock it paid in, and by whom, the tr;ins fers of said stock, with the cate y, of transfer, the amount'of its as sets and liabilities, the names s and places of residents of its of ,. fiters. All public service cor ?d porations organized under the laws of the State of Louisiana er. shall maintain in this State in . ohar go of one or more of the general officers of such compang their general offices for the oper ation and conduct of the business of such corporation." Section 2. Be it further re solved, etc., That this proposed amendment be subumitted to the qualified voters of the State of Louisiana for adoption or rejec tion at the Congressional election to be held on the first Tuesday next following the first Monday in Noveimiber. 1916. That the official ballots to be used at said election shall have printed thereon the words- For the proposed amendment to Ar ticle 273 of the Constitution of the state of Louisiana, relative to public service corporations," and the words, "Against the propos ed amendment to Article 273 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana, relative to public ser vice corporations;" and each elector shall indicate, as provid . ed in the general election laws of 9 the State, whether or not he votes for or against the amendment. 3 A true -opy of IHouse Bill No. 248 by Mr. Shell, proposing an 1 amendment to Article 273 of the f Constitution of the State of Lonis e iana adopted by the General As , sembly of the State of Louisiana, session of 1916. JAMES J. BAILEY, tSecretary of State. E Not Satisfactory. Margaret was an unusually naughty a Slittle girl. One day when she had iy - been more than ordinarily obstroper- h . ous her father said to her: "Why ,E don't you try being good, Margaret, i e and see how it would go?" Margaret a stopped crying to reply: "I did try "$ n it once, papa, and I didn't get any sat isfaction out of It," I