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Franklinton, Louisiana r SOctober 13,14,15,16,1920 $2.00 Per Year. Official Journal of Washington Parish and the Town of Franklinton. $2.00 Per :- VOLUJME I I. W1NCI.,"No',A,.r.n ,. FRANKLINTON, LA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1920. NUMBE ........~ 0?,. WA I .NG ON , ..,,,.LEyA ,,,. . .. . .. . .. . .. ... . .. ..............4~ W'ill You Help? The Democratic National Com arittee has authorized The Era eader to receive contributions to the Cx.-Roosevelt Pl'opular Campaign Fund, The ('ominittee depends upon the masses of the Cox. Roosevelt supporters to finance the cam paign for Peace, Progress, and properity. Send your contrihu tionToday. It will be duly ac knowledged in this paper and willbe forwarded immediately to National Headquarters, where funds are sorely needed for com batting the millions available to the opposition. Do you believe in the people instead of a selfish few running llid financiug Political Cam paigns? Then contribute and as liberally as you can-aud Contri bute Now, Sand your contribu tion to this office. Voting Strength of Parish In- N creased By 398. At the closing of the registra. tion books on Saturday, 398 was . the surprising number of women registrants shown for the entire si parish. Franklinton alone should Ci have furnished this number and r3 it is with regret that we note this at laok of willingness on the part of of our women to shoulder the re. tt iponsibility and accept the duty jt .of citizenship, regardless of 14 whether or not they advocated tc Swoman suffrage. tc The duty to vote has been plat. l1 ;ad upon every woman of every b state, thru Federal amendment I and should be accepted and dis- a charged with the same loyalty tI ~with which she has met every "other responsibility of life. 0 Following is the registration of the wopien of Washington Parish 0 bq wards and precincts. Registered ad 1, Precinct 1, ........ 12 Ward 2, Precinct 1.......... 10 Ward 8, Precinct 1...... 142 'WYl 4, Prectht 1 ......... 30 Waid 4, Precinct 2 ......... 27 Wrd 4, Precinct 3 .. .... 76 W ard 4, Precinct 4 .......... 21 SWard 4, Precinct 5......... O SWrd 5, Precinct 1.......... 01 Waird5, Precinct 2........ O Y-ard 6, Precinct1 ......... 38 Satrd 6, Precinct 2., ....... 5 iard 7, Preoinct 1,......... 4 ard 7, Precinct 2.......... 7 :4rd 8, Precinct 1.......... 2 i rd 8, Precinct 2.......... 1 "Y 9, Precinct 1.......... 28 TDotal .................. 398 Patriotic Exercises. k the Junior Girl Reserves, un $Ats thedirection of Mrs. John ke, will present an attractive -tiotc drill on Friday during hfair. Don't miss the feature. -, Sheridan Notes, ~aq Amtnie Simmons of Sheri. g visiting Mr. and Mrs, e Melton at Lexie, Miss. W8 Maxlie Pope spent Sun with Misses Mamie and Simmons. Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Jones t the week.end with Mr. Mrs J. M. Simmons, Bowen Tells How Rats ot Burned lier louse i)own. C - two months I never went cellar, fearing a rat. One bed I smelled fire. Sure the rat had been nibbling matches. If I hadn't pmptly my house would e. Later we found rat. RAT.SNAP kill ' agreat stuff." Three 650, $1.25. Sold and by ldea Drug Store. IiL .r. 1919 Washington Parish Fair Exhibit. No Authority For Carrying NW Out Registration Books. lh Franklinton, La., Oct. 4, 1920. 1i To the Public: b I understand that there is con. t; siderable criticism of the Clerk of 01 Court on account of his not car- KI rying the registration books p, around to the different precincts tr of the wards of the Parish, during w the time that elapsed between the a judicial primary and October 2, p, 1920, on which date the books had Ic to be closed under the law. I wish sa to say that I would have been on- r ly too glad to have carried the o, books around, but under the law w I did not think I had the right, a and consequently did not carry the books around. fi The following letter from the p office of the Attorney General, ti found on page 474 of the Report a of the Attorney General from w May 1, 1916 to May 1, 1918, cov- it ers the point in question plearly: c New Orleans, La., Jan. 12, 1917. y Hon. P. K. Abel. Ex-Officio Registrar Voters, v Winnfield, La. y Dear Sir-Yours of the 10th t instant has been referred to me t by the Attorney General. a You inquire whether, under the e law, you can arrange days and t visit in different precincts of the Parish to make the new registra f tion provided for in Act 195 of t 1916, as in the State and Congre's. I sional elections, Sections 16 of that Act says that the Registrar of Voters shall keep his office in the Court house, I except when he goes out to regis. I ter in years of the State and Con. gressional elections, primary and general. There does not seem to be any warrant for you to open the reg. istration books at other times at any place except your office in the Courthouse. Yours very truly, Harry Gamble, Assistant Attorney Ueueral. You will note from the above that the Clerk is authorised only to carry the books out to the precincts during the years of the I State and Congressional elections -primary and general. The books had already gone out for the congressional elections, and hence I had no authority what ever to carry them out again this Syear. Respectfully, SChess Mizell. Farmers Wood Land Earns e Him Proffit Of 81.00 A Day. "The annual growth is 0.865 t cord per acre 115 by 0.85 equals d 75 cords (mostly poplar). He cuts d an annual crop of 75 cords. His , profit is $4.86 per cord, 75 by d $4.86 eqials $3864.50" >. The above is copied from the WeeVkly Letter issued by the De- 31 !in' tment of Agricu!ture of the Unitd States. This farmer has 115 iar,-. of Vool kind. He has by sciewtific calcuhltlon estimated the anihu'il growth of the poplar gi ºott this 115 acres. This annual Pt growth amounts to 0 (5 of a cord nu per acre. Therefore, if hardwood re trees in a colder climate than ours will produce an annual of 0.65 of fa a cord per acre. how many cords per acre would our fast growing loblolly pine trees produce on the same amount of land in this hot, rainy, fast growing country of sl ours We dare .ay that the growth P' would be more than as much again, in old-field pines, What is to hinder our farmers p from calculating the number of pine trees on their land in a soien. t tifie way which will show the b amount of in'creases in cords of wood on the land per annum. is f it not a thing reasonable to con elude that within the next few years there will be figured out a way to estimate the commercial value on a plot of orchard of young, fast growing pine trees so P that the owner of such can apply c to his banker with such estimate g and by a graduated scale, borrow money with the sole security of ° I these orchards of young trees? e It will certainly pay in dollars e and cents, every land owner, be the number of acres small or ,. great, to see to it that all the waste unused parts of his land be f seeded to some kind of fast grow I1 ing pine trees. It is known by most of us that if there chances g. to be a seed tree or two near by that these lands will reseed them. d selves and all that will be nec essary for us to do in order to secure the proper standing of yoting trees is to protect such it lands against wild fires and the , ravages of long nosed rooters. In Washington and 3t Tamma' ny Parishes and even in Walt hall and Marion Counties, Mississippi, we are fortunate in that a market i for these pine trees is not probla' matical. The market is already heere and the Great Southern Lum. 1e ber Company is paying very good i prices in car load lots for the wood made from this class of tim. r ber which is used in their big pa. Id per mill, And within a few years Smore the requirement of the is Great Southern Lumber Company will be hundreds of oar loads of pulp wood daily in order to sup. ply the great paper making in' dustry which will ultimately make 1 Bogalusa the greatest paper man , ufacturing city in the wvorld. --i For Sale. Its A real bargain in a Ford Car. [ia Engine in fine condition. Equip. y ped with a full set of new tires. For particulars call at ah Era.L.ea4er O ice,' Makes One Healthy, Wealthy a And Wise, The boys of Louisiana will join the fruit clubs and learn how to grow fruit. More fruit ought to be produced in Louisiana, There is nothing finer, healthier, and more refreshing than fruit for boys and girls. Fruit is nature's great. est gift to boys and girls. There. fore, it seems most appropriate w that boys and girls should learn 5" the secrets of growing fine fruit. 1" How to graft and bud, prune and W spray and make the trees live and b' produce delicious fruits that can hi be grown under our climatic and o0 soil conditions will be the main k purpose for the boys' fruit clubs. V; First, each boy agrees to follow ci instructions. These instructions will be sent in lesson form to each V boy. Visits will be made by the I n fruit specialist to each club and t demonstrations will be given showing how to prune them for fruitfulness, and how to spray for San Jose scale, The boys will start with six " peach trees. These will be bought P cooperatively so that the boys will get the trees at a reduced price. The order for the trees will be made as soon as the club is organ ised, but the trees will be obtain ed some time during the latter part of November and the first part of December. Fruit growing is a special art and science. We cannot grow fruit as we did in days gone by. It is necessary to take care of the trees; to prune and spray at the right time. The fruit trees must be healthy and sound inu every way. By buying the fruit trees from a reliable nursery the trees will he true to name and will give best results,--B. Szymoniak, as sociate horticulturist, Extension Division, Louisiana State Univer. sity. Be Fair To Biddy. t As a g3neral thiing the humble hen has to liter'ally scratch for a Y living. Most farmers think she I- should pick up plenty, and then d show great resentment if she, in Le her laudable quest for food, en* I. croaches on some of his crops. SThe poultry crop of our nation rs is more valuable than th~ wheat, e corn or cotton crops, so be fair y to biddy. f Unusual interest is being taken ) this year in the poultry depart. 1 ment at our parish fair. Be sure e and visit it. A big drop in wheat futures in middle Western markets sent the price of flour tumbling 60 oents per barrel to $11.30. p. For Sale-One well trained s. registered Fishel Pointer, two years old. Apply to The ra*-Leader Oltice, General News In Brief. Irish terrorists razed a remote town with fire and bullets, in re prisal for ambushing a police lor ry,,driving all the residents from their fomes. President Wilson issued an ap peal to the voters of the U. S. to endorse the League of Nations at the polls in November. Financial expert opinion de clared that prices would go lower still, and that the public was be coming more economical. Another of the Speedwell's life boat was reported picked up, with thirteen survivors, by the steamer Lake Superior. Baptist Campaign I)ay Suc cesslitl. On Thursday, September 30, an all day session of the Seventy Five Million Campaign workers was held in the Baptist church and splendid plans outlined and adopted for following up the en. listment and collecting the pledges made in the drive last year, Mr. Godbold, State Secretary, made a rousing appeal after which Rev. L. G. Cleverdon, As sociational organizer divided the parish churches into districts with a captain over each, a day being appointed for a rally to be held at the most central church of each district so that all terri tory might be as intensively can vassed as it was in the original campaign. The difierent circles of the W. M. S. served a bountiful din ner Thursday to all who attend the rally here. r 85.00 Reward. Lost--One dark bay mare, mane shaved, weight about 900 t pounds, little split in lift ear, left eye dead. Will pay $5.00 re ward for information leading to 3e llle recovery. Write Early Jenkins, Sun, La. $ $ The Safe Way $ $ The way of the SAFE is the way of $ . the duty-doing dollar. It is no gamble. $ $ It is a sure thing. $ Follow the course of wisdom and .$ place some of your earnings into safe keeping in the MIbstantial banking sys $ tem of this community. $ Get a book today. $ Get the saving habit with it. $ $ $ $ $ $$ ,,,M,$ ----OFICES--- $ FRANKLINTON, BOGALUSA, ANGLE, LA. $ $ $ j $ Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits $ Over Eighty Thousand Dollars. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ IT PAYS TO ADVEIRTISE IN TRE ERAILEADER. That a wave of murder and bur glary was sweeping Germany be came apparent when police ofli cials unearthed startling evidence of crime. Florian Zelena, Wall street bomb suspect, was unable to ac count for dynamite in his posses sion, and also was vague as to his movements the day of the explo sion, "Write it Cox the Uribeatable'', said Colonel Henry Watterson, veteran Kentucky journalist, when interviewed on the cam paign in New York. Four men were killed and two wounded in a pitched battle be tween whites and blacks at Crew Lake, Richland parish, Louisiana. Entertainment For Banner Class. Mrs. J. Vol Brock, assisted by Mrs. J. C. Denman, Superintend ant of the Junior Department of the BaptistSunday school, enter tained about 30 of the young peo ple at a lawn party last week in honor of class No. 9 who lead the record in average attendance and offerings. Games and contests were va ried and excited such infectious mirth and jollity that a goodly number ot grown-ups were at tracted to the scene, alltogether seeming to have a really enjoy able time and being quite ready for the refreshing punch and cake after their vigorous play. Class nine is the twelve year olds and they made an average attendance of 16 out of an enroll ment of 18. Notice. All parties interested in buy , ing the old Baptist Church build ) ing at Franklinton, will submit their offer to the building com mitteeon or before October 4th, 1920. Building to be subject to use until new Auditorium can be occupied. C. J. Gayer.