The True Democrat.
Vol. XXI St Francisville, West Feliciana Parish La., Saturday, June I, 1912 No.18
K. ('. SMIT . President. DR. C. F. HOWELL, Vice-President. .
I)AVID I. NORWOOD, Cashier.
4 THE PEOPLE'S BANK
St. Francisville, La.
Capital - - $50,000
Surplus - - $10,000 *
D K. C. Smith. A. F. Barrow, Samuel Carter, B. E. Eskidge, C. ,
4Weydert, C. F IHowell, Ben 'Mann,
,;, F. O. Hamilton, Win. Kahn.
", A general banking business ransacted. Liberal accommodation ,
in accord with sound and conservative banking extended patrons. 4
Certificates of Deposit Bearing 4 Per Cent. Interest to Time Depositors.
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AND WE HAVE IN STOCK MANY OF THE THINGS
THOROUGHLY SANITARY CONITION,
SPRAYERS FOR DISINFECTANTS.
AND PLENTY OF SOAP.
S. I. Reymond Co., Ltd.,
Cor Main and Third Streets
Baton Rouge, La.
Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes Hats,
Clothing, ltousefurnishing, Etc.
Attention! Stock- and
Having p.it in a large quantity of Stock
Molasses, which is regarded by experts
in stock-raising as an ideal and cheap
food for cattle and horses, we igvite those
interested to make a trial of same, at
once. For prices and particulars, consult
The Jno. F. Irvine Co., Ltd.,
Bayou Sara, La.
...Seasonable Hardware... j
S MAKE THE SUMMER MORE PLEASANT BY THE USE
OF SEASONABLE HARDWARE FOR BOTH PLEASURE AND * I
COMFORT. WE HAVE GOODS FOR THE HOUSEHOLD, THE
FARM, AND FOR RECREATION. LOOK OVER THE FOL
LOWING LIST AND THEN LET US SUPPLY YOUR WANTS.
SCREEN DOORS AND WINDOWS.
ICE CREAM FREEZERS.
* CROQUET SETS.
* BASEBALL GOODS. 1
PAINTS AND VARNISHES.
i OF COURSE. I
DR. DODSON ENUMERATES SOME LATE CROPS
THAT CAN BE RAISED IN FLOODED DISTRICTS
i"t. . lodson, S. B., A. B., Dean of
the College of Agriculture, Louis
iana State University:
The water will probably not recede
from the flooded territory through
out the State until it is rather too
late to do a great ,deal with the
,standard money crops for this year.
Some of the sugar cane may survive
the flood, butt much of it will be de
stroyed. It is hardly likely that it
wil be iadvisable to plant heavily
of cotton. While great quantities of
the boill weevil will have been, de
sroyed by tthe water and a large per
cent of those hibernating in the moss
and bark of 'trees will have died of
starvation, there will stiMl be some
remaining, and late in the season the
territory will be reinfested from the
hill lands. To what extent this in
festation may damage the crop is on
ly a matter of conjecture as we have
no parallel case from which inference
may be drawn.
Fortunately, however, there are a
number of crops that can be planted
even quite late in the summer and
will make good stock feed and put
the land in excellent condition for an
early beginning on staple crops for
Mexican June and Laguna corn can
be planted in moot portions of the
State as late as the 25th to the 30th
of June and make very gocd corn.
Sorghum planted as late as the
first of August will make a fairlyl
good crop for feeding purposes orl
for syrup making. Small farmers
may utilize sorghum as a money crop
since they can, at small expense, se
cure a mill and grind the sorghum
and make isyrup. They will find a
ready market at a fair price.
Sweet potatoes can be planted we:l
into July and .a good crop secured.'
They make good feed for all kinds'
of live stock, and large yields per
acre are returned from most of our'
soils. When grown for 'stock feed
some of the large growing varieties
like the Southern Queen should be
German millet is suited to nearly
all the soils in the over-flowed dis
trict and wi!l make a good hay crop
and a fairly good seed crop. The
seed can generally be disposed of at
a price that will give a fairly good
return to the producer. While Ger
man millet is an exhaustive crop on
the soil, we are justified in planting
it in emergencies such as the pres
Cow peas can be planted broadcast,
or cultivated in rows, and used for
hav, and on some 'soils probably a
profitable crop of seed may be pro
duced, especially if the New Era va
riety is used.
Peanuts are well adapted to candy
soils, and if not desired for market
purposes, can be grown fairly well
in the moderately stiff soil. The
Spanish variety is best for late plant
ing, and may be planted as late as
the latter part of June and make a
good crop. With late planting it is
advisable to plant them thicker than
for early planting.
Soy beans can be profitably plant
ed in some sections, but it would not
be advisable for people to plant
them to any large extent unless they
have previously determined that the
soy bean is suited to their soil. The
Mammoth Yellow can be planted as
late as the first of August and make
a fairly good crop, although earlier
planting' is desirable. A yield of
ten bushels to the acre would be
profitable since they are worth from
$2.00 to $2.50 per bushel and are not
an expensive crop to handle.
In August we can begin .to plant
fall oats and root crops that will
make good feed during the winter.
Rutabagas may be planted about
the midKdle of August unless showers
followed by hot sunshine should de
stroy the very young plants. They
should be ready for feeding by the
latter part of November.
Mangel wurtzels could also be
planted from the middle of August to
the middle of September, and if the
Giant Long Red variety ia used, it
will make good feed by the first of
Oats sown late in August or early
in September will be large enough
to afford good grazing in six to sev
en weeks' time, and grazing may be
continued throughout the winter
when the Jand is not too wet. Med
ium red clover also thrives through
out the overflowed district, and can
be planted in late September or ear
ly October and will make gooe: graz
ing and good early hay.
Most any farmer or planter should
be able to raise plenty of feed for
his mules, horses, and cattle that
may have been saved from the high
water, by planting a moderate
amount of a few of these crops se
lected to sui his soitl.
The fall gacden may be begun al
most as soon as the water recedes,
and by proper selection of vegeta
bles, a few good vegetablis can be
almost constantly on hand throughout
the late summer, fall, and entire win
ter; thus reducing the expense of
living to a minimum.
A crop of cow peas is the best
preparation rthat we can give lor the
fall planting of cane on lands that
.can be devoted to cane, or to alfal
fa in regions where alfalfa will
thrive, or red clover in lands that
are not suited to alfalfa.
This article is written with the
idea that any man of good reputa
tion will be able to secure seed for
planting such areas as he may be
able to properly handle after the re
cession of the overflow water. I sin
cerely hope that the people will not
be unduly discouraged. The proper
handling of soil with its great pro
ducing power will soon make up for
the temporary losses that were sus
taincd in the present over-flow.With
some of these crops we can begin
almost in midsummer and st'.l make
as large yields as are made on some
soils where the whole season is avail.
able for cultivation and growth.
RUNAWAY COUPLE ARE
FOUND IN BAYOU SARA
A wedding a little out of the ordi
nary lo'ok place at the Burton FHo
:el, in Bayou Sara, on Monday.
It seems that Curtis A. Delahous
saye, a convict from St. Landry par
ish, was allowed, the privilege of a
trusty in some of the levee camps
around Morganza, and acted as a
guard, not having to wear stripes,
and being accorded the privileges
allowed the civilian guards. He was
granted a pardon at the tail end of
the Sanders administration. During
the time he was at Morganza, he
mdea the acquaintance of Miss Ly
dia Vosberg, the pretty sixteen
year-old daughter of a prominent cit
izen of the Morganza country. An
account of the elopement of the cou
ple appeared in the city papers last
week, in a dispatch from Morganza.
Nothing more was heard of the
touple until they came here last
Thursday. They .stayed here for sev
eral days, without any apparent in
tention of an immediate marriage,
until the officers got after the man
and told him criminal charges would
be preferred against him unless he
married the girl. A license was
secured in New Roads, and Judge A.
S. Leonard was called in to per
form the ceremony, several deputies
from the sheriff'e office being pres
TO REPAIR LEVEES.
For the work of repairing flood
damage on the Mississippi south of
V'icksburg the Maisissippi River Com
luission has; allotted $310,000 to Capt.
Siherrill'Vs department, apportioned as
fillows: Atchafalaya District, em
b'acing the Torras crevasse, $150,000
Lafcur-l:e District, embracing the Hy
Ilielia c(revasse, $100,000; Lake Borg
n, DLstri('t, embracing the Nestor cre
vasse, $10,000; Bayou Sara, town
flooded by crevasse, $20,000; Fort Ad.
,ms to Tunica levee line, embracing
break in Angola levee, $15,000; Gum
Ridge District (Mississipti), embrac
ing a small crevaese south of Nat
Notification of this appointment
nras made to Capt. Sherrill recently,1
and he stated that his department
would start making the necessary le-1
vee repairs at the earliest possible
POINTE COUPEE FLOOD RELIEF COMMITTEE
APPEALS TO WEST FELICIANA PEOPLE FOR AID
The True Democrat has received
a letter from Mr. Conrad J. Lecoq,
of New Roads, chairman of the
Pointe 'Coupee Flood Relief Com
mittee, asking aid for the flood suf
ferers of our sister parish. Mr. Le
coq, in his letter, says:
"I was in the midst of it all, reIs
cuing and taking to places of safety,
hundreds of the unfortunates, and
though I were to exhaust the end
less paasages of languages, the ef
forts of the orators of old, the ac
tual story would yet remain untold.
"I am appealing to ,somee cf my
old newslpaper friends to endeavor
to raise funds for us; The New Or
leans Flood Relief Association has
been of great assistance to us in our
work, but the demands upon them
are so great that we can readily ap
preciate the fact that they cannot
be expected to do it all. The Gov
ernment rationing system is sadly
defective, and every day we receive
hundreds of appeals for food and
clothing, and these are supplied as
we are able."
The people of West Feliciana, and
especially the people of Bayou Sara
and St. Francisville, have had much
to contend with during the five
weeks of the flood, and many of
them are utterly unable to contri
bute anything toward relieving the
destitution in Pointe Coupee, as much
as they would like to give.
However, those who are able, are
urged to contribute to this worthy
cause, as we are sure the people
of Pointe Coupee would come to our
relief if the conditions were reversed.
Cash contributions will be received
at this office and forwarded to Mr.
Lecoq as fast as received. Contri
butions of clothing for men, women
and children will also be received at
The True Democrat office, but con
itributions of this nature must be tho
EVERY FARMER CAN USE PAINT.
The average farmer seems to think
that paint is used solely for ornament
and he is of all men most keenly
practical, he eschews what he re
gards as an unprofitable luxury. It
is, perhaps,- the rule rather than the
exception in some sections to see
houses and agricultural iml)lements
sadly in need of repaint.
Of course paint does improve the
appearance of property, but is far
more useful as a protector rather
than an ornament. The expenditure
of a small amount of money and
time in painting a valuable piece of
farm machinery or a building will
add greatly to the length of its life.
Another useful object accomplished
by painting is the improved sanitary
conditions of buildings and outhouses
The cost of such work is small, the
necessary equi~pmnent not expensive,
and with proper care will last a
In order to supply information
which will enable the farmer to pur
chase the paint economically and ap
ply it intelligently and to the best
advantage, Secretary Wilson caused
experts in the bureau of chemistry
to investigate the subject and pre
pare Farmers Bulletin No. 474 call
ing attention to the economic im
portance of painting farm buldings
and equiment and giving details as
to cost, purchase, and care of the
brushes, cost of the ingredients need
ed, how to mix and apply hcem.
The secretary, in addition to urg
ing the proper use of paints for both
useful and ornamental purposes, for
he does not think anything too good
or attractive for the farm homes, em
phasized several precautions: "Do
not use any paint containing com
pounds of lead about the stables or
outbuildings where the fumes from
decaying organic matter occur, since
these gases are likely to darken the
lead paints. Do not use with lead
com.pounds any pigment which may
liberate compounds of sulphur. For
example, ultramarine blue which con
tains sulphur in a form in which it
may be used with zinc white, but
should not be used with white lead
or any other lead pigments. Prus
sian blue, on the contrary, does not
contain sulphur and may be used
with lead pigments.
"Remember that turpentine and
benzine are very inflammable and
especial precautions should be taken
not to bring paint containing these
substances near any light or open
"Many pigments are poisonous,
and the workman should be particu
larly careful to remove all paint
stains from the skin, and not under
any circumstances allow any of it
to get into his mouth. A man should
not eat in the same clothes in which
he has been painting, and before
eating should not only change his
clothes but wash all paint stains
from his skin. It is not advisable to
use turpentine or benzine in remov
ing paint stains from the hands, but
by oiling them thoroughly with lin
seed oil, in fact, with any fatty oil,
and then thoroughly washing with
soap, the paint may be removed, uro
vided it has naot been allowed to dry
too thoroughly on the hands."
DOLLY MADISON BREAKFAST.
The Dolly Madison breakfast at
Washington was a great success, the
most brilliant function of the season.
I Mrs. Robt. Wickliffe suggested the
affair, a4 was prominent in its man
agement;'; There was a greater de
mand for places than could be sup
plied at five dollars a plate, and
there was a balance left of $6.25 so
ably were affairs managed. Distin
guished women and lovely gowns vie
for attention, although perhaps gen
cological trees cast everything else
into the shade. Mrs. Wickliffe wore
white chiffon, over white satin, hand
painted in pink roses, picture hat
with pink roses.
MANY ATTORNEYS MAY
LOSE THEIR POSITIWNS
The full significance of the two se
ries of letters sent out by Governor
Hall's office Sunday, one to the ed
ucational and eleemosynary institu
tions, to ascer-tain the clerical ex
pense, and one to the levee boards,
"suggestirg" the elimination of the
board attorneys, is significant.
The lItter 'to the institutions is in
quest of data which, it is believed,
will justify a movement to, have 'two
general boards, one for charitable in
stituticrqs and one for educational in
stitutions, ,to take '(he place of the
dozen or more boards, which now go
through the forms of managing the
various institutions. The circular
"The Governor directs me to con
vey to you luhe suggestion that in
the event your board is not direct
ed by law, either in its organic act
or by virtue of other legislation, to
elect an attorney for the board, that
services of counsel be dispensed with.
"This susgstion is made solely in
the interest of economic administra
"The governor will make prov:s
ion for such professional services as
may b:, require(F through the office
of the attorney general."
UTILIZING SCHOOL BUILDINGS.
Appreciating the desirability of
utilizing the school buildings of Kan
'asE City, Mo., to a greater extent
than merely employing them six or
seven hours a day for purposes of in
struction, the authorities recently in
aigurated a plan to use them in the
evenings for community, or neigh
borhood development. In this plan,
the parents and elders are given
chief consideration. Programs of va
ried characters are given four even
ings a week, and it is said that the
community has welcomed the move
ment with great warmth.
Other cities have tried this plan
with equal success, and it seems
like a national use of a public build
ing. From the crowded wards of
New York City, to the sparsely set
tled districts of the Western States
each community has' in its school
building a ready and permanent
means for the promotion of any plan
looking to its advancement and pros
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