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Franklinton, La., Dec. 29, 1921.
Christmas Booze lnterferedt
Sheriff Bateman and his depu
ties last week raided blind tigers
in different parts of the parish
and succeeded in capturing 13
violators. Eight were caught man.
ufacturing and five for selling
and having it in their possession.
Those caught manufacturing
booze were: W. H. Stubbs,
Charlie Landrum, Mike Marinoff,
Guy Lamento, Tony J'osolato,
A. C. Biokham, Warren Stogner,
Ed. and Hattie Dillon. Those
having liquor in their possession
and retailing were: Mit Gatlin,
Fletcher Bickham, Charlie Lowe,
Eli Brumfield, John Bickham.
All the above will be tried Jan.
uary 2nd, on bills of information
filed by District Attorney Brook
under the Hood Bill, which be
came effective December 9th,
Under this bill violations can be
tried in the various parishes of
the state, Penalties for violations
of this bill provide fines up to one
thousand dollars and imprison
ment of one year in the parish
Sheriff Bateman with the assis
tance of Judge Carter and District
Attorney Brock, expect to comple
tely wipe out the liquor traffic in
our parish. All loyal citizens are
asked to cooperate with the au
thorities in this matter and report
Aeroplane Stunts Great Suc
The Franklinton Business Meo's
League gave a wonderful Christ
mas present to the parish when
they secured the service of Dare.
devil Hanson for his remarkable
stunts on Sales Day here Wednes
The feats performed were dar
ing and reckless and excited the
wonder of all spectators. While
the plane was in flight the dare
devil cooly walked out on top of
the wings, then swung from rods
below the plane hanging by one
hand, one foot and even his teeth,
until even the most sober spec·
tators were wildly excited.
-Another beside the exhibition
plane was here for two days, and
did a thriving business in passen
ger flights; even a few girls oaught
the fever and went up to view the
town and surrounding country
from "the heights."
When the next Sales Day fea
tures are advertised by Frank.
linton Business Men we feel sure
visitors will flock here in num
bers, being assured that what.
ever they inay advertise will be
the best of its kind.
Renmarkable situations abound
in "O'Malley of the Mounted"
played and written by William
S. Hart, Waverley Theatre Fri
Special Offer to Subscribers.
For a limited time we will give
a year's subsoription to the South
ern Agriculturist~without charge
tO any subscri6er, new or old, who
as~s for it when paying a year's
subscription to The Era Leader.
The popularity of the Southern
Agriculturist is shown by its cir
oulation, which now exceeds 375,.
[" 'This offer is intended for our
i farmer friends, who are urged to
ait e advantage of it at once, bee
use we have only a certain num.
~ i*,ubotriptions Which we can
fre pht way. When they
9 9fe~iab wih.
By MILDRED WHITE.
David Ca;stone had been repeatedl
ly msked to call l)pon Mrs. Mahtler
from lihe time he assumed his reeltor
ship of Windermere.
But so inllly pressing duties claimed
him that the visit was necessarily
"P'oor Mrs. Mather is so lonely," his
parishioners told him. "since Con
stance went away. Ilow the girl can
remain enjoying herself in the city
while her mother sacrifices alone is
nmore than we can undersltatnd."
"Sa(rHfires?" asked David, "is Mrs.
Mather, then, in poor circumllstla'es? "
"Well, she has to economize closely,
that's certain," his informant replied,
"and it is time that Coinstance was
made to understand. You see, the
Mathers used to he one of our first
families of lndel1nidnt means. Put
in timh the handtd down MIather for
tune wore itself out, while the fam
ily pride still existed."
"I am telling you this, Mr. Car
stone," the lady apologized, "that you
ma;.' have the courage to talk to Con
stance Mather and bring her to her
senses. She has always been standoff
ish with the rest of us. Mrs. Mather
herself, would not thank us for oir
pains. But it seems time for some
one to take a hand when the poor
dear old soul is wearing herself out
knitting and embroidering until all
hours of the night that Constance may
have a new evening gown. Mrs. Mal
lory told us this. Mrs. Mallory keeps
the small shop where Mrs. Mather
disposes secretly of her handiwork.
It's a shame that things so one
sided and that an old mother must
bear the whole burden. Won't you try,
Mr. Carstone, to intercede?"
"I will try," the Reverend David an
swered seriously, and at length he
was able to make his call.
The situation was, apparently, just
as his confidante had said.
Mrs. Mather with her patient smile
spoke proudly concerning her daugh
ter and of her social conquests in the
"You see," she gently explained, "it
is so like what I had hoped for my
self-the life there among people who
really live and use their talents. My
musical ability and other studied ac
complishments were buried under the
cares of a village household, Mr.
Mather's clientage in Windermere was
not what his father's had been before
him. We lost many advantages. But
now-" the wrinkled face shone with
satisfaction, "Connie is living my
dream life for me. Her music will be
appreciated, of course, and all her
The young rector took his leave ab
ruptly. By no word of criticism would
he destroy this mother's dream. But
the girl must be awakened' to realiza
tion of her heartlessness-thil he
The parlor of the old-fashioned
home was chilly for lack of firing.
Sacrifice in things essential, he sus
pected, was the frail mother's secret.
Diplomatically he obtained Constance
Mather's city address. He expected
to be in town for a few days and de
termined to hunt the girl up, making
a simple message from her mother his
excuse for the opportunity of opening
her eyes. The avenue to which he
was directed had lost much of its for
mer grandeur. While a few stately
residences still held place, many bore
various business signs or were turned
into living apartments. The house he
found seemed fairly wentto.do, and a
maid ushered him Into the living rgom.
He had just decided to be kind,
though frank, when Connie herself
entered the room.
"Mother wrote of your visit to her,"
Connie said. "I hope that you will
go again and often. In, spite of her
braveness mother is lonely."
This opening was so propitious that
the Reverend David took it firmly,
though the subject now was most diffi:
cult to approach. It seemed easieir to
begin with questlons.
"Knowing that your mother is lone-.
ly," he said, "can you still enjoy your
self among your gay friends?"
For a while "the heartless girl" sat
looking at him. There was no indig
nation in her gaze and a slight smile
curled her lips.
"Perhaps," she said softly, "it may
be better for you to know the truth.
I have made no other confidant. I
came to the city because the small
annuity upon which mother and I
were trying to live had expired. I did
not wish her to know-or to destroy
her dream of life for me. So the visit
to niy college friends was a fabrica
tion. You will-not justify that.
•"In place of the visit I tried to study
a slight business course-stenography.
I was able to keep a humble little
room at the top of this great board
ing house and to 'find' my own meals.
I have been fortunate in getting
typing to do during my evening
hours. Soon there will be money to
send back hom-me--some wa.'
The girl's eyes were shining with a
tumult of feeling that he had never
known. Dkvid Carstone seized her
hands in his.
"You are coming bacl with me
now," he said, "to be my stenographer.
To nd one waspart of my errand to
Conale laughed shatldly.
'"Even mother," she said, "would not
Ilapprove of that"
And It was -just one year later that
Coiple answered,. in the same way,
" with the same little happy laugh,
5lPWtna grwat 3estlpal
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and An Appreciation
We're still old-fashioned enough to say
"Happy New Year" to you---and this
wish comes from the bottom of our
With the wish goes our appreciation of
your generous patronage, and the hope
that we may be able to serve you with
entire satisfaction through 1922.
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What it's worth
Why it's best at that price
Such an advertisement
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The annual meeting of the
stockholders of the People's
Building and Loan Association
will be held at the office of said
Association in the 'T'own of Coy.
ington, Loulsiana, on Tuesday,
January 8, 1~92, for the purpose
of electing a Board of Directors
for the ensuing yeah'.
H. J. Swith, President.
'bhos. M. Burns, Secrters.
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The annual meeting of the
stock holders of the Washington
Bank and Trust Co., will be held
at its office at Franklinton, La.,
Thursday, January 12, 1922, at
11 a. m,, for the purpose of elect
ing a Board of Directors for the
J. B. Lindsley, President.
W. S. Burris, Secretary.
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