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The True Democrat.
St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish La., Saturday, August 22, 1908. No. 34
Attorney at Law
e in the tc,urt. of East
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tgazhine St., New uhrlans La.
p0eMcoud floor of Bank of West
-s". t.o 12 m. and 1 to , p. in.
to E. Enochs, dealer and
r of Sarcophagus Monu
Konuments and Ileadstones.
sad Granite of ltest quality.
pat lowest prices.
tydladecypress shingles, best
alahp grade posts and blocks.
-s. Weydert. 4'. \1 ETZ.
diamonds, silverware. toilet
goods. Watch repairing
-Mrble Works. Humboldt,
Mp line of modern designs in
-ranite or stone. Write me
wish to figure on anything
lian. J. R. FIELD, traveling
ve, Woodville. Miss.
cattle, fine mules and
iltstproof oats. Ik.,pedeza
.ad, t ative grass hay.
JIBUIRRUSS McGEII L EE,
Laurel Hill, La.
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Mrs. F. M. Davidson. I
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Parish Democratic Executive Committee
ast The Parish l)emocratic Execu
tive C'omnmittee met pul'suant to
call at the ('ou rt louse in St.
Francisville, La., this 17th day of
August, 1908, at 12 o'c(lock M.
The roll being called showed a
quorum prosent in person and by
The chairman explained that
the object of the meeting was to
select conmmissioners and clerks
of election to serve at the Demo
cratic Primary Election to be
held on Septembegr 1st, 190s,,
when on motion, duly seconded,
- the following named paersons
were drawn according to law, to
serve at the Democratic Election
L]d on September 1st, 1908, :s fol
nu- lows, to-wit:
es. 1st ward, Bayou Sumra Precinct -
Ct. (ommissioners: St. John Liddell, L.
H. ('Chisholn, H. A. Binning'; clerks:
J. H. Logan, H. Lect: peace officer,
1st ward, St. Francisville Precinct-
est Commnissioners, T. T. Lawson, A. H.
ks. Briant, E. S. Muse: clerks, W. T.
Forrester, G. S. Davidson: peace otfi
cer, F. F. Converse.
2nd ward-Commissioners, F. F.
Harvey. J. M. I'igott, W. J. Davis:
let clerks, J. C. Simmons, A. I. Daniel:
ng peace offtticer, J. V. Harvey.
3rd ward--Commissioners, W. C.
_ Howell, Chas. T. Bell, E. B. Fort:
clerks, W. R. B. Turner, Ed. Butler,
peace officer, J. H. Clack, Jr.
dt, 4th ward-Commissioners. David
in Taylor, Jr.. E. ,McGraw, J. F.
me Gritlin: clerks, C. H. . Argue, H. A.
n, Spillman: peace ofticer, J. S. Gritffin.
n 5th ward, Poplar Springs Precinct
-Commissioners, J. P. Gore, A. P.
Smith, 1. W. Petty: clerks, J. A.
Beckham, C. L. Smith: peace officer,
W. J. Ryder.
nd 5th ward, Grange Hall Precinct
za Commnissioners, Jno. Flemming, S.
Garner Smith, J. F. Austin: clerks,
W. R. Campbell. G. L. Noland: peace
officer, E. A. Wright.
6 (ith ward-Commissioners, J. D.
Sadden, L. C. Phillips. E. (. .Hender
son; clerks, Jno. F. Buckels, J. L.
Bourgeois: peace officer, Jno. San
7th wardl---Commissioners. E. R.
Davis, F. P'. Row, R. W. Reily:
clerks, J. D. Wood, B. P. M('Waters:
d. peace officer, R. L. Wells.
8th ward-Commissioners, B. 1.
- Barrow, F. S. Percy, W. H. Wood: i
clerks, C'. R. Percy, L. M. Martin,
, peace officer, Nat. W. Davis.
9th ward---( 'ommissioners, W. S.
Maryman, Fish S. (arney. WV. C. J
Barrow: clerks, S. C. Cobb, Ike Cu- g
trer: peace oflicer, C. L. Taylor.
10th ward--Conuissioners, D. I.
i Norwood. Bat Haralson, Marmaduke
Lego: .lerks, S. L. Lavergne, WV. B.
Smith; peace officer, H. S. Towles.
Mr. John F. Ard, Sr., having
notified the Committee of his
withdraiwal from the race for R
member of the Board of School t
Directors from the 9th ward, on
motion, duly seconded, his notice
of withdrawal was accepted by
the Committee, and Mr. Jos. F. :
Maryman, being the only re
mIaining candidate for that posi- t
.tion in the 9th ward, was declar
ed the nominee for member of
s the Board of School Directors
from the 9th ward. i
On motion, duly seconded, the
CHAs. H. Ara-IS , f,
E. S. MNsE, Chairman.
I will hold an examination at
the Julius Freyhan High School
on Tuesday, September Ist, for
the pupils who failed on not
more than two subjects in the
final examinations for the school
year ending May 22, 1908. These
pupils by making the required
percentage will be promoted to in
.the next grade. p
B. N. LOWREY,
Why is reason like a stirrup'.
Because it raises man above the a
Assessments on all overflowedi
, lands along the Red and Black
rivers will be reduced.
An Open Letter.
To the Voters of the Twenty
F- Fourth Judicial District:
0 Finding it impossible to see
every voter in the district, I take
this method of soliciting your
a vote and influence.
I have learned that a great
many voters have been misin
t formed in several particulars as
o to my candidacy. I have seen
s quite a number of gentlemen
lately who told me that it had
F been rep)resented to them that
First. I had plromised, Mr.
Woodside not to be a candidate
r This I emphatically deny.
Second. That I did not care
for the office for one term only
but that I would, if elected, be a
candidate to succeed myself and
that I did not care for any one to
vote for me this time unless he
intended to vote for me again- to
.succeed myself and that any one
voting for me now would by that
act pledge himself to vote for
me for the same office for the
succeeding term; that I was
running on a platform to break
up the existing arrangement by
which the judge is elected alter
nately from East and West Feli
All such statements as to my
position are untrue and, in view
of my announcement to the con
trary in the newspapers of the
district, are deliberately unfair
I deny most emphatically that
at any time since I concluded to
be a candidate I have had or ex
)ressed any intention of being A
candidate to succeed myself or
in any way to be a party to break
ing up the existing agreement
between the two parishes.
Any statement to the effect
that I have sought to pledge any
one or to place any one under
any sort of an obligation to vote
for me to succeed myself in of.
fice, should I be elected, is not
only untrue but is absurdly and
I solicit the votes and influ
ence of my fellow citizens for the
judgeship on the following c
That I believe my record, pub- t
lic and private, is such as to en- 1
title nme to the respect and conti
dence of the p)eople of the dis
trict and that my experience of
nearly thirty years as a lawyer (
gives me the advantage in quali- e
fication for the office over my ,
The office of District Judge is
a publict trust of tihe greatest l
possible importance to you. e
I do not seek your sul)port for P
the office on grounds personal to n
I only ask your calm and die a
liberate consideration of the h
question as to which of the can- 1
didates is best lprepared to per- 4
form the dutiesof this implortant d
public employment. o
Present Treatment of Boll Weevil.
y- The boll weevil is in West Feli
ciana. Its presence is olbserved
Oc though happily its del(re,(latiomns
are not yet Ina.1hd, manif1i'st. 1,itI
this is a postlponment (only. f.
behooves our p1lanters to take:.-in
sit.nt stepsl to a:veri the evil :rnel
at to check its progress.
n- Mr. John Le Sassier of Wey
ns anoke is in direct (co'resl)(l(d
'n ence with Mr. Wil1inn Newell of
n tht State Crop Plest Co-l)mmission
d 1and is in possession of a very in
spiring letter from that official,
I'. co.taining as it does not merely
to general suggestions. 1)ut, those
directly applicable to the crondi
tions and circllmstances inll tis
i This valuable letter gives somln
1a rLCktical suggestions about sug
d ar-planting, to whilch Mr. I(,
o Sassier thinks of turning his
e attention. The communication
0 reads as follows:
[ DEAlt SIm: t
"I alm in receipt of your favor
of the 13th instant, The extent
e of the boll weevil infestation in
your locality next year will de
lienud very largely upon how so
vere a winter we have and also
upon the extent to which the
1 farmers in your community heed t
our advice upon destroying the s
cotton stalks as early as possible
in the fall.
"If you: are going into cane
e growing, and- I see no reason I:
r Why you should not make a suc
cess of it, you will do welI to
avoid getting seed or planting
° cane from sections, where the
lborr occuirs. It will he an easy t
m ýime? to avoid introducing the
1'l)orer, and as it is anr insectft
Which can work very severe
damage unless constantly fought, 1
it would certainly be the best
t policy to get your canes from a
section where the borer is not
known to occur. It may be stat
ed with comparative certainty
that all of the coast l)arishes are
more or less infested by the
bores. I am speaking from gen
eral knowledge and from the Ii
general impression ol)tailled
from correspondence andl from
conversation with various plant- l(
ers throughoghout tihe State. n
the southern parishes it is Lper
hlps possible to ,find a j~lntatio, n
on which borers cannot lhe found,
andl there are still otlher pl:anta-.
tions where the borer hals beenI
fought so steadlily and persist
ently for the lpast few years that
a casual examination nrow would
not reveal their l)resence. it is
pr'etty certain that on every
plantationi wlmere thI borer has
ever ocOurreTl1 ;a few ol' theLum a re
present now, regardless ol whlat o,
methods may have been ;alol)tedl 1
against the insect. It is illmp)os
sible to entirely exterminate an
insect of this characte(r, and re
ducing its numbers to the i)oint
where it is not noti(ceable is a far
dillcrent matter from getting rid
of every iindividual insect, in tlhis(
case the borer.
"Tile borer oc(:urs ere0 ;it
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Baton Rouge, and it occurs als(
on the1 west side of the river a'
this point, and we know definite
ly that it occurs as far north a,
(;lynn Slation in Pointe Coupe(
SlParish. In all of the river par
ishes south of' Pointe ( Coupee, on
d hoth sides of the river, the bor.
ers are abundant enough so that
you would be pretty sure to get
a few ,of thenm in as much as a
car load of cane. Acadia Parish
and plarishes on the south and
east of it, are also infested. I do
not know the extent of the in
fested territory in St. Landry
Parish but anl now trying to
determine this point. From very
reliable sources we learn that the
borer p)rol)ally does not occur in
Avoyelles Parish, or on the west
b)anlk of the Atclafalaya river
from Sifmi meslport to Melville.
Leading planters around Bunkie,
('lheneyville and Alexandria tell
us that the borer does not occur
there and has never been known
there. I think you would be
able to get in the vicinity of
Chenevyville or Bunlkie all of the
varieties that you need and as
much plant cane as you need.
Any of the borer free territory
mentioned Would be preferable
as a source for your plant cane
to any of the parishes further
south, even though the latter
may not be infested throughout
their entire extent.
You are quite right about the
boll weevil being a serious propo
sition. It is, however, a more
serious p)roposition for the plant
ers on alluvial lands than it is
for those in the hills. I think
that in your section the soil is
what is knowIn as the "bi M
formation," practically identical
with our upland soil here in East
Baton Rouge Parish. This land
is somewhat richer and makes a
somewhat larger cotton )lant
than (hoes the upland red soil in
western and northern Louisiana.
In the latter section many farm
ecs are making from (l0 to 90 per
cent of a full crop of cotton in
spite of the boll weevil and after
having dealt with this insect for
fou r years past. The most suc
cessful of them do it in the fol
"First ,of all, they pick out the
crop as soon as it opens in the
fall, and then immediately de
stroy the 'otto)n stalkls by cut
linmug 1 inem down, raking them in
to \windrow\s, allowing them to
ddry and thln 1)urning them.
Others plow the stalks under,
using a chain attachment to the
turning plow which will insure
the entirie Ilant, leaves, squares
and all, being buried deeply.
Thris (lestruction of the llants is,
of ,:ours,, (hne some time before
the first frost, usually between
October)' 25, an(l November 10.
This is followed upl the next
Fe'bruary or March by a thor
ough plowing, harlrowing and
bedding of tlhe land for the next
crlopl. A goodl early maturing
var'iety of cotton, such as Tri
inml)h, Toole's or Rowden, is
l)lanted al,out April 1st to 10th,
fertilized with high grade acid
lphosphate at the rate of from
200 to 11() pounds ])per acre. The
cotton is given frequent shallow
cultivation as it grows so as to
rush it to quick maturity. Many
planters also gather up the fall
en infested squares from the
field once a \week from tlhe time
the cotton begins to square un
til thie middle of J uly. The
;qquares are either burned or
calged in boxes covered with wire
cloth, as described in our (Circu
lar No. 21. IProbably the first
idea that will strike you in con
nection with this system will be
that you cannot pickl out the cot
ton early enough in the fall so
that you can destroy the stalks
b at the time stated. That has
probably been true in previous
years, and may be true in your
section this year, but after a sec
tion becomes thoroughly infest
ed with the weevils all cotton
that is made is open and ready
to pick by October 15th to 20th.
There is no top crop in a boll
weevil section. It is therefore
only a question of providing the
labor to pick out the cotton
promptly after it has opened.
Farmers all over the State
have spent money for boll wee
vil poisons and on weevil catch
ing machines with comparatively
little success. The same amount
of energy and money expended in
picking out the crop early and
destroying the stalks by November
10th would have solved the whole
difficulty for them and insured
them a good crop. Destroying
the stalks early in the fall not
only cuts off the food supply of
adult weevils, thus causing the
bulk of them to starve before
they enter their winter quarters
at the approach of cold weather,
but it also destroys thousands of
eggs, larvae and pupae in the
squares and bolls. It is the late
maturing weevils, hatching from
the cotton that stands in the
fields until frost, that pass the
winteit successfully to-infest the
following year's crop.
In spite of all the arguments
that farmers insist on making
against this fall destruction of
stalks, the fact remains that it
is the only solution of the boll
weevil problem, and in many
sections of this State it is my
candid opinion that the farmers'
must adopt this method or quit
It is perhaps harder to adopt
all of the foregoing, known, as a
whole, by the name of the cul
tural system, when the farms
are worked by tenants, particu
larly if they are colored tenants,
than where the farms are work
ed by labor or by the owners
themselves. Under the tenant
system, with boll weevils pres
ent, each tenant must be limited
to the number of acres of cotton
which he can care for well and
thoroughly, and which he can
cultivate with the frequency re
quired. A part of the contract
with -the tenant would be that
the tenant be required to destroy
the stalks from which his own
cotton is produced before mak
ing settlement with the owner,
instead of leaving this work to
be done by the next tenant, as is
now the custom.
Under separate cover I send
you Circular 22 and 23 of this
office and Circular 95 of the Bu
reau of Entomology. If you will
read all three of these books very
carefully you will pick up many
odds and ends of information
which have a bearing upon the
questionfs you asked.
Awaiting your further pleas
uIre, I am,
Very truly yours,
Items of Interest in the News.
The dog star is in the ascen
hant and the city pr1ess reports
innumerable crimes and casual
The Supreme Court of Louisi
In:a in handling down a large
number of decisions, reversed
iction of the lower courts in one
The court will be asked to in
berpret Mrs. Tilton's bequest to
lome of Insane, no such institu
Cardinal Gibbons has reached