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PUBLISHEL WEEKLY. Mrs. J. VOL BROCK, Editor. Entero'd as second class matter April 5, 1910 at the jostotice at Franklinton, La., under the Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. Ad'ertisint Rates on Application Address all Communications to The Era-Leader, Franklinton, La. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year........... .1.50 in advance. Six M.onths..................75 Ce:'its. Four Months ............. 50 Cents. Single Copies................ 5 Cents. Franklinton, La., May 6, 1920. C. J. Gayer Elected Iayyor. The naming a mayor and five city aldermen at Monday's elec tion was unanimous, there being only the six names balloted on -thus the citizenship was de prived of the little excitement and diversion usually attending the counting of votes. Practically no remuneration and so little honor go with the heavy responsibility of "father ing the city" that the mayor's office is usually "wished onto" someone too, good-natured and too patriotic to refuse to do the little service he may be able to perform for his' town, hence the office has never been sought. It is hoped however, that this adwinistr.,tion may see a tide in the civic I.ff tii that ,".ill demand a marshalling of the entire strength of thr city's population and that such improvement will be planned and carried out un der this strong and vigorous young leader that may give us the comforts and protection mer ited by a community of this size. Following is the ticket elec ed Monday, loyal and progress ive citizens all, who will give us a model city government if the proper co-operation is forth-com ing. Mayor, C, J. Gayer. Councilmen, E. A. Carter, P. E. Greenlaw, E. L. Magee, O. F. Monk and J. A. Pierce. Yeggs Oppose Saving Stamps. The safe cracker has a hard life with a lot to worry him, ac cording to one of the fraternity recently captured in the South west.. This exponent declared however that he felt amply capa. ble of coping with the ordinary precautions, with police detec. tives, waiohmeu, burglar alarms and all the new inventions to make safes, vaults and strong b)xes invulnerable to attack. But he complained bitterly of the growing habit of the public to put its cash into government saving securities and register the secur ities. That protection, he admit ted he could not overcome. The Treasury Saving Certifi cates of $100 and $1000 denomina tions are registered in the name of each purchaser when the pur chase is made. They are more easily traced if lost or stolen, than a missing freight car. No rob ber can realize on them for he must present them to the post office for redemption and be iden. tified as their proper owner. Even if he destroys them or throws them away, the real owner is pro tected from lose and can have a new certificate issued in their place by taking the proper steps. War Saving Stamps, pasted in to aWar Saving Certificate also can and should be so registered. If this isdone they also are immune from loss by fire, theft or accident. There are safe robbers so expert that they boast there is no safe or vault, no matter how protected that they cannot open it given op. portunity but when they find only registered government sav ings securities in the safe their skill and trouble have gone for nothing. We dip some of the cattle all the time, and aill the cattle some or the time; but we need to dip all ti6ky cattle all the time, ac cording to the Louisiana Tick Bradioation )3ulletin. SOME FACTS AND FANCIES ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES There Has Been Much Misrepre sentation in America About People and Conditions. By MAXIMO M. KALAW, Secretary of the Philippine Mission. A certain lady at the St. Louis Exposition saw at a ballroom a bro w n complex loned man in fault less evening dress and accosted him with the inquiry, "I suppose you are Japanese, sir?" The man ad dressed replied, "No, madam." "Then you must cugewo,,r be Chinese," she said Maximo M. Kalaw. i am not. "No, I am not. I am a Filipino," lie replied. "How's that?" asked the lady. "I thought they were all savages living in the woods." "Well, I'll tell you how I came here," hle said. 'IA month before I left the Philippines I was living in the woods, but the American Governor decided to catch as many wild men as possible, train them and send them over here. So here I am, just as you see." And the St. Louis lady actually believed him. That is what you would call fancies about the Philippines. The fact is, however, that the 11,000,000 Filipinos and their ancestors have been civilized and Christians for 300 years; that the non-Christian population, according to the census of 1918, Is only 500,000, and even these are not all uncivilized. Another fancy is that not until the coming of the Americans were school buildings seen in the Islands, roads built, or substantial houses erected. Do you know that for hundreds of years the Filipinos have had colleges and schools and that the University of Santo Tomas is only twenty-five years older than Harvard? That as early as 1866, out of a population of 4,000,000 people, there were 841 schools for boys and 833 for girls? That in 1892, eight years before the coming of the Ameri cans, there were 2,137 schools? "To grant self-government to Luzon under Aguinaldo would be like grant ing self-government to an Apache res ervation under some local chief." Thus spoke a former President of the United States during the Filipino-American war. Exaggeration could be an excuse at a time when the dignity of the Am erican people demanded the extinction of Filipino oppi'sition, but do you know that the Philippine Republic, before the American occupation of the Islands, had the approval of prominent Ameri cans who were on the spot-like John Barrett, Director tof the Pan-American Union, who compared it favorably with the Japanese government? That Ad miral Dewey consdlered the Filipinos better fitted for self-government than the Cubans? That they had drafted a constitution at Malalos which elicited the approval of distinguished Repub licans like the late Senator George F. IHoar? That before the coming of the Americans they had produced national heroes like the martyred Jose Rizal, pronounced by a Republican congress man, Representative Cooper, as the noblest victim that has ever fallen into the clutches of tyranny? And do you know that the Filipinos have not had for hundreds of years any caste system, blood distinction or royal families, and that, unlike their oriental sisters, they are the only Christian peo ple in the orient? People have pictured an ignorant mass of Filipinos, illiterate, poor, liv ing a life of servitude for a few wealthy land owners and foreigners, with no houses or farms or property of their own. Do you know that 70 per cent. of the people above ten years of age can read and write and that this percentage of literacy is almost as high as some of the states of the Union? That it is higher than in any country of South America, higher than the lit eracy of the Spanish people, and un questionably above that of any of the new countries recognized in Europe? Do you know that there are a million and a half farms in the Philippines and that 96 per cent, of these farms are owned by Filipinos. In other words, that out of the 11,000,000 Christian Filipinos, 8,000,000 of them at least live on heir own farms, with houses of their own, independent of any absentee landlord or foreign master? That 91 per cent. of the urban property con sisting of houses and lanids is owned by the natives of the Philippines, and only 9 per cent. is in the hands of for eigners? Yet these are facts cabled by Acting Governor Charles Emmett Yea ter to the War Department from the recent census estimates. Having solemnly promised the Fill pliros their independence and having 'gone before the world as the champion of self-determination, the Filipino peo Ple cannot understand how America ecan consistently refuse to make good jthese promises. CLIMATE OF THE PHILIPPINES. The Philillne Islands have a mild ly tropical climate. The nights are cool and sunstrokes are unknown. The temperature record for the past thirty IP,.s~?l aela o9 80 4etp Equip Your Smaller Car With Goodyear Tires If you own a Ford, Chevrolet, Dort, Maxwell or any other car using 30x3-, 30x32z-, or ^ 31x4-inch tires, you can well take advantage \ of the high relative value built into all Good year Tires. You can well do so because you can secure in the smaller Goodyear Tires the results of such skill and care as have made Goodyear Tires the preferred equipment on the high est priced automobiles of the day. You can well do so because these smaller Goodyear Tires are easy to obtain, being produced at the rate of approximately 20,000 a day, and because their first cost usually is as low or lower than that of other tires in the same types and sizes. Go to the nearest Goodyear Service Station Dealer for these tires, and for Goodyear Heavy Tourist Tubes. He supplies many other local owners of the smaller cars. 30x30/2 Goodyear Double-Cure $2 350 Goodyear Heavy Tourist Tubes are thick, strong tubes that Fabric, All.Weather Tread ..... ... ' - reinforce casings properly. Why risk a good casing with a cheap tube? Goodyear Heavy Tourist Tubes cost little more 30 x 31/ Goodyear SingleCure $ 50 than tubes of less merit. 30x31/z size in waterproof $4 2 Fabric AntiSkid Trea ........... bag ....... ............ .... . ...... ... 4 1? Improved Fire Equipment. The Motor Sales & Service Company deserves the credit for an exceptionaly well (quipped city fire truck which goes beyond the dream of even the most hope ful of the enthusiastic firemen. Mr. P. E. Greenlaw, president. of the company, designed the truck and performed gratis, thi work of overhauling the machlin ery, building the body, mounting t'e chemical tanks, ladders, buckets, hose, etc., finishing all in a bright red, the completed arrangement being a real pride to the city and all credit to the shop department of the Motor Sales & Service Co. The engine house has not yet been equipped but will be located in the heart of town and fire drills will soon form a regular part of the week's pro grain. While none would wish for a fire to test out the new equip ment, it is confidently believed that au ordinary fire could be successfully mastered now by the department, and this brings great satisfaction to those who have for so long striven to get fire protection for our town. James Bailey Scores In Col. lege Athletics. A clipping from the Blue Mountain News shows where the reporter gives James Bailey quite a puff for scoring two home runs in an interesting match game of base ball last week, where the Blue Mountain Acad emy defeated the New Albany High school with a score of eight to five. In fact James seems to have Been responsible for most of the scores and was eulogized A Visit To Our Dress Goods Department': will convince you that we are able to solve your summer problems. Every kind of ma terial needed, whether for street or house dress, negligee or fancy costume, we can ± * supply at prices showing the t Profiteer's Per Cent Not Included Our stock was never more complete, and we can show not only the latest styles but a fully guaranteed quality. i CORSETS! CORSETS! CORSETS! * "GOSSARD'S" * Guaranteeing a perfect fit for every style * figure. Make your figure what it should be $ by using one of our splendid Gossard models, * then it will be easy for you to appear well f dressed. 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