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ICe Qra-Leabet. PUBLISHED WEEKLY. Mrs. J. VOL BROCK, Editor. Entered as second class matter April 5, 1910 s the postofice at Franldinton, La., under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Adrertising Rates on Application Address all Communications to The Era-Leader, Franklinton, La. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year...........$1.50 in advance. Six Months................. Cents. Four Months.. .............iO Cents. Siagle Copies.............. 5 Cents. Franklinton, La., Feb. 12, 1920. Statenliet. Town of Franklinton, statement for month of January, 1920: GENERAL F'ND) HECEIIPTS Balance on hand from December. 191.9................. .... 4,3 69 Privilege Licenses........... 15 00 Taxes...................... 324 5, Water fees.................... 93 00 Discount on waterworks m aterial ................... S 00 $ 914 26 DISBURSEMENTS Salaries marshal and clerk. January, 1920....... ...... 6i2 00 Street and bridge work....... 78 89 Waterworks operating. ....... 8i 26i WVaterworks extension........ i03 23 $ 830 38 Balance on hand February 1, 1920 ........... 83 88 NIGHT WATCHMAN FUND RECEIPTS Bl. on hand from December, 1919........................ 21 S86i Dues collected in January.... 91 00 $ 112 86 DISBURSEMENTS G. S. Brumfield, salary, Jan. 100 00 J. Wright Simmons, 2 nights December 1919............... 6 00 Balance on hand February 1 $ 6 86 THE MILLION ARTICLE STORE galusa, Louisiana. M. MARX, Prop'r. Everything In - -.a Hardware Building Material Lime Cement Plaster Brick Sash Doors Blinds Also all grades of Shingles manufactured. We bought before the high prices and can compete with any store in the .United States in LOW PRICES. Help your government and relt at the aeSf time-buy ISavings 8tps WHAT THE PARISH AGENTS ARE DOiNG REPOR7 SHOW ACTIVITIES FOR BENEFIT OF FARMERS OF THE STATE. CLUB WORK PROGRESSES1 Much Attention Being Given To the Sweet Petato Industry and Many New Storage Houses Are Being Built. M. N. Stafford, Jefferson Davis.-, Enrollmnnts have been made for membership in the calf and pig olubs. Three of the banks in the parish have agreed to givr $25 to the boys and girls ruaking the best rec ord in pig or calf club work. Mel vin Doan, a pig club boy at Welsh. recently .old a club pig for $S5. J. O. Montegut, Ascension.-The erection of two sweet potato curing plants has been started recently, and plans for another are under way. Farmers are beginniug to realize the importance of this crop. J. L. Fletcher, Jr., Union.-The winning pig in the monthly pig club contest made a gain of 82 pounds during the month. Most of the week was spent in making final arrange ments for the community fairs and in visiting the schools in the interest of club work. W. A. Givens, Franklin.-Parents and the public generally are delight ed that the agert took so many (17) boys to the short course at thei loulsiana State University, and that the youngsters were so much bene- I fited by the trip. I believe that there will be at least fifty to go next summer. J. A. Anders, Blenville.-The com munities visited recently are very anxleus to engage In cooperative shipping. Plans are under way to gganize shipping clubs to hanale bogs and surplus produce. There is a great field for such work in this parish. T. H. Casanova, Vermillion. - The double treatment for hog cholera Is making it possible for communitiest to raise hogs that have novcr sue ceeded before. The agent has immu nized about two hundred head of 40- , potnd pigs that are being raised to be shipped this fall. Some of these pigs are weighing around 200 punds : I now. B. W. Baker, Rapides.-One farmer t is now feeding all his hogs the "club way". After seeing the development of his son's pig on a balanced ration he decided to adopt that plan and is i well pleased with the results. ! T. H. Milliken, Morehouse. - The I agent has been 'busy lining up grow. I s for the building of sweet potato I Sbrg plants. Indications are that three houses will be built soon, . These will be constructed under the plans furnished by M. Hull of the Ex. I tension Division. H. V. Harris, Caldwell.-Farmers are very amaoh elated over the sweet potato prospecs in this parish. Matorial is on the ground for a stor. qge-iouse and construction will be Started in a few days. E. L. Talbot, St. MartIn. - Two purebred Angus bulls and 90 high· grade Angus heliers were selected re* eently by the agent for C. E. Smedea of this parish. An entire day was spent in aslectlng these animals from a herd of fve hundred. C. P. Scurlock, Sabine.-Organized * ply clpb which will grow and fatten hogs for tha market. The boys are very efthit±latlc over this project and' I think they will do good work. 9 are ealdng plans to ship coope ratively a number of cars of hogs and cattle this fall. W. L. Piokens, Red River.-It was suggested at the recent agents' meet ing that each agent aglect one or two .spealic things that he intends to push this year and call it his hobby. I have planned to push pig club work in the schools and to do terracing with the farmers. J. O. Montegut, Ascension. - The agent aceompanied a party of farm era to East Baten Rouge Parish for the purpose of looking over sweet po tato storiaege houses and to make a study of their construction. One day was spent In Ascension Pnriiih with two farmers who are putting up stor oje houses, explaining the construc tion and ipaking estimates of mate-' rial needed. J. V. Rabb, Washington.---J. B. Varnado, who has given much care ful attention to selecting seed corn, has offered to exchange with any corn club boy a peek of this seed fer a half bushel of ordinary corn. The agent thinks this iA a splendid propo sition as this corn is sure to do well In this parish. H. F. Cassell, Tanglpahoa.-J. P. Wallace of Kentwood has brought in from Wisconsin two carloads of fine dairy cattle to add to his herd. 8ev erul farmers will send their sons to the hog Cholera serum plant at Ba. ton Rouge to receive instruction and qualify In administering the virus. I E. P. larriOs, LafourOhe.--Owing to shortage of corn on the large plan tations farmers are preparing to plant a large crop of oats. Farmers in the reclamation section are busy .11aragga their corn crorp and reprtJ AM1XEDDISPOSOIi I By LOUISE OLIVER. James Porterfeld Morgan, kago to the world as Jim Morgan, loole st his sister qulizically. 'Madge, do you mean to say that Polly Love is your ideal of a woa "Yes, Jim, dear, bright, wholesome little Polly, with her asilly giggle as you call it is my ideal of a woman and I wish you'd marry her." "Well, I like Polly, of course, but he flecked the ash of his cigarette and (ailed to finish. "I know what you mean, Jim. Your type is the dashing kind with a dis* dposition like all the months of the year combined. June one instant, April the next and a regular January I freeze to follow. Jim, you men make me tired with your queer ideas of women. Take it from me, they aren't the celestial beings you think, any of them-except Polly. She's an angel." "If she were here she would laugh at your wonderful wit," answered Jim sardonically. "No doubt that's what I she's doing now anyway, wherever she is. She's always laughing. And per petual good humor bores me as much as incessant sunshine." Had Jim known it, he was right when he said that Polly was laugh ing. And this was the occasion. That morning a letter had come from Cor nelia Graham announcing that she would visit them for a week on her way to Boston. Cornelia was pretty rich and spoiled and the entire relationship held her in reverential awe. S"Oh, we can't have her with the plasterers and paperhangers here," protested Mrs. Love in a palnic. "And the rugs are all up and away at the cleaners, and we've no girl. Of all times for her to come! Why couldn't she wait a week !" And then Polly giggled. "Isn't It the limit? Well-she isn't waiting, and if I'm not mistaken she's here now, for there's a taxi just stopping at the curb and-behold, milady." Polly rushed out to the porch. "Hel lo, Cornelia! You dear! I'm so glad to see you. Come right in, but don't you dare to sit down or you'll ruin that exquisite suit you have on. We look like an accident ward in a hos* pital-all plastered up." Cornelta was led through shrouded furniture and buckets of caldcimine and glue up to the second floor to Polly's room, the only room in the house that hadn't been dismantled. Then Polly flew to 'the kitchen to see what she could scare up to eat. "There isn't much," she declared, searching the cupboard. 'Here's a can of corn and some salmon, but I believe there's another thing. If I had more eggs I could mixr up a custard two aren't enough. I'll slip over to Laura's the back way and get some eggs. I hate to borrow, but I must." Polly got the eggs and went home unseen by Jim in the library. "That poor child," said Laura, "Ia in an awful fir. CornelIla Graham, that rich cousin of theirs, has just come and their house is a mess. Can't you do something to help them out, Jim?" "Do you mean that girl that was here last summer?' "Yes." "By Jove, you don't say! You bet I'll help them out. I'll telephone right away and ask her to lunch and the theater this afternoon." When Jim called at the Loves' a workman had put a ladder across the front door, so he went around back. Polly was at the stove getting their own lunch the best she could. She was lifting a saucepan from the fire when she heard Jim's voice. She turned quickly, the pan bumped against the high oven and the .whole thing turned upside down on the floor at her feet. She 'was tired, hot and excited, company had come on top of cona fusion, and here was a man at the kitchen door whose good opinion she valued very much and who, she knew, was very fastidious. Yet Polly gig gled! "You two .get out of here!" she laughed, "and I11 clean up this mess. No, of course you can't help. I've got corn all over my shoes." When they had gone, Polly called: "Mother, can you come here? Moth er!" There were tears of pain in her eyes now. "J-I spilled the corn and it was . hot. Some of it went on my foot and I it-hurts." Jim came in at six. L "Say, Laura, I take back what I Taid about a ga(trd dispositIon this morning." "What! So'soon" "Yes. I've haG a taste of them atl this afternoon, everything from Jan* ary to December. Fre been scorched and frosea in turn until I am numb." "Then you don't think incessant sun so bad? Speaking of which, I have some news. Polly's in the hospitalt She spilled something hot on her feet and scalded herself dreadfully." Then something happened to James Porterfield Morgan. He thought of Polly standing at the stove and laugh ling through her agony. "Dear little Polly," he muttered. n"hat 4 fool Pye been!" "Where are you going, Jim'?" called Laura. "To the hospital to hunt some sun. shine," he answered. '1rp thinking it would be a good thiog to have iI L'abi. fa th me & 117-@*" CIGARETTE iPs: W HEN you see this famous tradesmark, think a minute! Think of the delicious taste of a slice of fresh toasted bread! That's the real idea back of the success of Lucky Strike cigarettes. 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