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4' '*' ·~~~j . 4g.i *· ~ (sii ·I RED CROSS DIRECT DISASTER:~:, RELIEF News of a tornado of unusual vi)- i .lence raging over eastern MississiPpi. tl -northwest Alabama, then taking zig- - zag course over Tennessee, reached ii Division Headquarters of the Red n Cross late on the evening of April 20. t .Meager reports from a score of ii towns told of a path of destruction a .th;Lt left hundreds dead or injured E and thousands homeless. All through the night, as wire after wire brought fresh reports of disaster,, of a growing death toll, of terrible in Juries. and of destitution, plans for I immediate relief were made by the di- t vision. Tents, blankets, boxes of clothing and medical supplies were taken from the warehouses and pre pared for immediate shipment into the stricken districts. The entire nursing unit of Missis sippi was collected by Miss Nannie Lackland, Supervisor of Nurses, and sent into Meridian; while the Ala ;bama nursing unit, collected by M1iss Jessie Mariner, reported at Birming ham, these cities being selected for ,central distributing statfons. Early on the morning of the 21st a corps of workers and nurses underi the charge of Homer W. Borst, Direc tor of Civilian Relief, and Miss L. Ag nes Daspit, Director of Nursing, left for Meridian; another group reported for work at Birmingham, under the charge of J. K. Brockman, Chairman of the Birmingham Chapter. The workers found conditions al most indescribable. In each place Red Cross volunteers , . a nnn m nn n,m .... . were working i.eroically to alleviate the suffering in tit, w:'., of the storm -tlie women nursing, supplying cloth ing and feeding the survivors; the men attending to the heart-rending task of identifying the dlead and carry ing the injured to slih! or. Doctors and nurses were workilg at high pressure in overcrowdc(d hospitals; (lazed families were found wandering around, making no move to obtain shelter. despite the drizzling rain that was adding to the general misery; all through the day panic-stricken strag. glers from outlying districts brought fresh reports of injur,t people with no one to minister to their needs. All organizations combined in gen, Soeral relief work. and energenc y hos pitals were fitted out at many of the smaller towns. The Negro Canteen o Init of Meridian. Mississippi, which d did fine work during the war. mobil L- ized for instant service; opened up s Linc(oln School, a colored social con ter, and with the aid of Red Cross r equipment cared for scores of their own race. a As relief squads went into the de. r vastated tlistricts they found condi - tions most pitiful. At Bay Springs, Mississippi, amid the ruins of the Ag It ricultural College, they found the d bodies of five little children who. with le two teachers, were caught in the kin. ,n dergarten annex. The bodies were crushed and mangled almost beyond i1* recognition. Another party of rescu. ers found a girl of fourteen, cruelly is injured. crtrht under a bridge. The tornado had left hardly a rag on her body. In another district all that was left of a family of five wvas a father, whose mind became unbalanced when, after la day's search, he found the mangled bodies of his wife and three children. And, as the telegrams poured into the division with fresh news of suffer. ing, the Red Cross respontdecl i":.A-Udli. ately \\ith supplies o' imoney. Not one appeal remained unanswered. Then from Meridian came a c:il for clothes. rMen and women were found with scrcely a shred of clothing; :ha bies were nearly naked. The Now Or. leans Clhapter took hold of this appeal, and llte \VWomen's )elpartment. under Mrs. Chas. Buck. sent out huI:, lxes of clothing and shoes. tonat? iy thf 1citizens of New Orleans, who respond. ed to a call on their generosity. With reports of three hundred peo" ple kilted, fifteen hundred seriouslWy -injured, minor injuries not estimated, and neariy four thousand people home. less, the Red Cross. with the help of the Quartermasters' Department. sent out five hundred tents, ten thousand' blankets, five hundred cots, sheets, pillow cases, clothing, bed jackets and surgical dressings and fifteen thou. e sand dollars in cash. This sum was h augmented by donations from many 1 of the local chapters, some of which .e almost emptied their treasuries to pro d vide relief. . And the work of the Greatest Moth. ly er goes on, meeting the disasters of eI peace as it met the disasters of war. _. . . . • . . . . . . IMrs. Louisea Biankston. The subject of this sketch was born in Washington Parish Dec ember 15, 1831. Early in life she trusted Christ as her Savior and united with Mt. Nebo Baptist obhurch, Her maiden name was McGee. On December 21, 1852 she was happily married to Young P. Bankston. To this union ten children, five girls and five boys, were born. Sister Bankston died March 27, 1920, she lived to be 88 years old three months and twelve days. Her's was a long and useful life. Along with her joys deep sorrows were mingled. She is survived by five children, having buried her husband and five children. One by one the aged ones are passing over the river. Truly in the home going of sister Bank ston. "Her works do follow her." Many kind things were said about her beautiful life on the day of her funeral, which was evidence that she was like her Savior, in that she lived a life of service. Funeral services conducted by the writer. W. F. Hutson, McComb, Miss. Notice. Lost or Stolen: From my farm one bay horse weight about 1200 pounds, with white star in face, mane about four or six inches long color, black, U. S. A. brand on left shoulder, three white feet The. finder will please notify J. E. McElveen, Mt, Htermon, La. Route 1, and :receive liberal re aord. r*4~o4 ~·P1~E :-.··' p filiitih,~ .~ :.f . Good Reading. The best reading is not always a to be found in the so-colled "best sellers." We have some reading that, when you see it, you will pro nounce EXTREMELY good. It is found in the price tickets on our lines of wonderfully modish Suits and Dresses, 25 per cent discount. We are not willing to carry over even E one garment, hence are closing out at COST and LESS. 10 Days' Sale of Ladies' Underwear Dollar Hats! Every Dark Hat has been bunched and, while they last, will go at only $i.oo Each. READ US RIGHT and come get the benefit of these wonderful prices. Beard & Thompson r Phone No. 50. FRANKLINTON, LA. :ývertise in The Era-Leader. CORDP G OOD mileage, good looks, t good traction--all to an extreme degree-are features of J1 these tires. In their making and in their selling, the Fisk Ideal is a a vital factor. a The Fisk Ideal: "To be the best C concern in the world to work for, and the squarest concern in existence to do business with." r Next Time-BUY FISK t BURRIS BROS. Ltd. ,,.e ggtheIglee b | Pt\ 0 11 $ T'rme to Re.tire? Mr T um , vPtsi Ministers And Their Sons. For a long time ministers' sons have been proverbially set forth - as being especially subject to temptation. This is a slander, and the facts will prove it. Ro ger Babson, the well-known stat. SE istician, is quoted as saying: "The business and other insti- C tutions of this country are run by not more than two per cent of those connected with them, and - would fail if this two per cent were withdrawn. Of this two per cent four per cent are the sons of bankers, eight of business men, twenty.five of educators and thirty of preachers." The Globe-Democrat, comment ing upon these figures, says: " "The greatness of the United States as a nation is founded upon the high moral character and ideals of her citizens, and to:create and sustain this no oth er class has contributed so much either by precept or by the home training of their own children, as those who minister in our pulpits ,,f our people of all faiths. One I,,1 the great dangers to national life is the absence of this moral training in so large a number of hoiaes and the absence of real homes in the lives of so many of our boys and girls. These figures and comments suggest that business men deal more justly with ministers ac cording to the law that the labor er is worthy of his hire. They al so call attention to the fact that in these days, when the general family life has so badly run down, a minister has a much more dif ficult and severe task to maintain the standard than in those days when every Christian man regard ed it as his first duty to maintain a family in the fear of God, the knowledge of the Christain faith, and the obedience to the moral law.-The Presbyterian. Notice. '.o the land owners of the Par ish of Washington. In order to get a more accurate description of your land and to facilitate the work of the Assessor, please bring or send into my office a de. scription of your land by sections and sub-divisios of sections, and oblige, yours truly, S. E. Morris, Assessor. Everyone is interested in an item of local news. If you know of any local happening that is not gener:tlly known, cowutuni. catse the fact to this otlce. Correct English How To Use It. U A MONTHLY MAGAZINE .--- ... .-- Ti $2.50 the year. A Send 10 Cts. for Sample Copy T --To-- H Correct English Publishing Co. in EVANSTON, ILLINOIS. I de THE R MILLION ARTICLE R STORE Bogalusa, Louisiana. M. MARX, Prop'r. Everything to In -Ia c< in Hardware c Building at he Material tb Lime Cement Plaster Brick u 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. Buy War Savings Stamps. Notice For Publication. Department of the Interior. Proof made under Act June 6, 1912. U. S. Land Office at Baton Rouge. La. March 20, 1920. Notice is hereby given that Andrew Thomas, of Franklinton, La., who, on August 27, 1915, made Homestead Entry No. 07670, for Lot Number Two, /Lot No. 2), Section 24, Town ship 3 South, Range 10 East, St. Helena Meridian, has filed notice of intention to make Three Year Proof, to establish claim ta the land above described, before Clerk of Court, at Frankhnton, La., on the 5th day of May, 1920. Claimant names as witnesses: W. J. Penton, of Franklinton, La., R. No. 4. W. O. Corkern, of Franklinton, La., R. No. 4. N. V. Jones, of Franklinton, La., R. No. 4. F. D. Brumfield, of Franklinton, La., R. No. 4. E. D. GIANELLONI, Register. Sheriff Sale-No. 3362. Marx Fellman Vs. Heirs of Maurice Heiman. Notice is hereby given that by vir tue of an order of seizure and sale is sued out of the 26th. Judicial District Court of Louisiana in and for Wash ington Parish, in the above entitled cause, and to me directed, I will pro ceed to sel! at public auction to the last and highest bidder, on Saturday, May 29, 1920 at the principal front door of the court house at Franklinton, La., between the legal sale hours for judicial sales, the following described property be ing and situated in Washington Par ish, La., to-wit: Lots 17 and 18, Block 63, Commer cial or Northeast Bogalusa. Terms of sale.-Cash without ap praisement. This the 19th day of April, A. D. 1920. J. E. Bateman, Sheriff. Become a stockholder in the United States-buy War Saving Stamps. New Orleans Great Northern R, R. DAILY SERVICE Between Franklinton, La. and New Orleans, La, Bogalusa, La. Jackson, Miss. Columbia, Miss. Tylertown, Miss. Folsom, La. PASSENGER SCHEDULE North Bound South Bound Daily No. 32- 10:42 a.m. No. 31-2:25 p. m. No 34--7:55 p.m. No. 33-5:25a. m. For further information apply to Ticket Agent, or M1. J. McMAHuoN, Traffic Manager, New Orleans, La. G. B. AusVUarU, A. G. P. A. Vew Orl]as, Ia.