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The True Democrat.
Vol. XXI St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish La., Saturday, July 6, 1912 No. 3
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SK. C. SM. MITH, l'rsident. DR. C. F. HOWELL, Vice-P'resident. f.
SDAVIT) I. NORWOOD, Cashier.
THE PEOPLE'S BANK
' St. Francisville, La.
Capital - - $50,000
,.t Surplus - - $10,000
€4 DIREO(TORS: ,
, K. C'. Smith. A. F. Barrow, Samuel Carter, B. E. Eskridge, C.
4 \VWeydert, C. P. Howell, Ben Mann, F. O. Ham
4 ilton, Wim. Kahn, I). I. Norwood.
A general banking business ransacted. Liberal accommodation
in accord with sound and conservative banking extended patrons.
Certificates of Deposit Bearing 4 Per Cent. Interest to Time Depositors. -
...++++++++++++'+. ++++++++++I "I ,.1 ,1 "
AND WE HAVE IN STOCK MANY OF THE THINGS
WHICH ARE NECESSARY TO PLACE YOUR PREMISES IN A
THOROUGHLY SANITARY CONLITION,
SPRAYERS FOR DISINFECTANTS.
AND PLENTY OF SOAP.
....ROYAL PHARMACY ....
S. I. Reymond Co., Ltd.,
Cor Main and Third Streets
Baton Rouge, La.
Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes Hats,
Clothing, Housefurnishing, Etc.
Attention! Stock- and
Having put 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 invite those
interested to make a trial of same, at
once. For pric,'3 and particulars, consult
The Jno. F. Irvine Co., Ltd.,
Bayou Sara, La.
MORE MONEY FOR YOU
You can llake ore mormoney out of your corn crop the
same way other farmers do in this vicinity. Why
don't you do it? All that is necessary is to get
I)eering corn machines like we have sold to other
farmers near here. We don't believe you will cut
any more corn by hand after seeing one of these
machines at work. We'll be glad to demonstrate.
DEMOCRATS AT BALTIMORE UNANIMOUSLY
CHOOSE GOVERNOR WILSON AND GOVERNOR
MARSHALL TO CARRY DEMOCRACY'S BANNER
Selections Meet With Popular Approval-Bright Prospects
for Victory in November.
lion. Woodrow Wilson, Governor I.
of New .Jersey, was nominated for t
president on the 46tli ballot.
Thomas It. Marshall, governor of ii
Indiana, was nominated vice-president o
by acclamation after the second hal- a
The vote at the last was Wilson e
990, Clark 84. 1,
The release of the Underwood «
delegates on the 46th ballot decided tl
the issue. Wilson, on the ballot prC- S
ceding him, had 633 votes. The ad- tl
dition of Underwood's 97 gave Wil-! i
son five more than enough to name l,
Charles F. Murphy, leader of Tam-I
many, was discomfited right along S
and will probably lose his political
head in consequence.
The platform, composed principally R,
by W. J. Bryan was adopted with
0 Speaker Champ Clark could have
had the vice presidential nomination, in
and efforts of Wilson headers, as well is
as those of others of various sections dr
of the party, were directed toward th
having the Missourian accept secondl
place on the ticket. He resolutely de-'le;
clined and stated positively that he t«
would not accept, even if the con- fr
vention forced the honor of the nom- H<
ination upon him. sit
Col. W. J. Bryan was among those gr
placed in nomination and, in declin- re
Ing, took occasion to make his last pp
speech of the convention. After ve
expressing his thanks and saying he frc
thought the post best fitted for an- Ca
other, he delivered what many re- of
garded as his valedictory as the par- its
"It is not because the Vice Pres- Br
idency is lower in importance than an
the Presidency that I decline," he of
said. "There is no office in the na- fir
tion so low that I would not take it
if I could serve my country by ac- fiv
cepting it. res
"I believe that I can render more ton
service to my country when I have for
not the embarrassment of a nomina- wa
tion and have not the suspicion of a asl
selfish interest, more service than Itic:
could as a candidate, and your candi- off:
dates will not be more active in this
campaign than I shall be.
"My ,services are at the command rall
of the party and I feel a relief now firs
that the burden of leadership is trans Jer
ferred to other shoulders."
Party leaders are tendering their
support to the nominees.
Mr. Wilson offered on Saturday tolaw
release his delegates, but they stood dil
firm. It was the fine organization
that carried him through. His mana rup
gers were men comparatively un
known in national politics. Two ure
men stood in the foreground. A Mit
chell Palmer of Pennsylvania, direct- firs
ed the parligtmentary moves of the
chairman, making the proper motions the
or fighting some counter Clark move
r by that shrewd old gray fox in poll
r tics, Senator Stone of Missouri. Or
ithe floor Representative Burleson wea
in charge. His was the wearing tasl
t of holding the Wilson lines against
all assaults and of pointing the way
for the Wilson column until it pass
ji ed Clark and finally reached that ir
resistible point where the convention
went over practically in a body to
I the New .Jersey candidate. "And"
says ullrlesonl, "we have come
through this camplaign without mak
ing a promise and as :lean a s a
SOMETHIU ABDOUT THE IOMIEE
Resume of the Life of Democracy's
\\oodrow \Vikion, was born in 1856
in Virginia, where he was baptized
as Thomas Woodrow Wilson. He
dropped the Thomas about the time
that he completed his first book.
Young Wilson entered I)hvidson Col
lege at the age of seventeen. After
two years he entered Princeton,
from which he was graduated in. 187P.
He then studied law in the Univer
sity of Virginia, receiving the de
gree of bachelor of laws in 1882. He
received the degree of bachelor of
pPhpilosophy form John Hopkins Uni
versity in 1886, that of doctor of laws
from Wake Forest University, North
Carolina, in 1887, and that of doctor
of literature from Yale University at
its bi-centennial celebration.
After holding a professorship at
Bryn Mawr College and the Wesley
an University, he became president
of Princeton University, being the
first layman to hold that position.
When Mr. Wilson, after twenty
five years of service as an educator,
resigned the presidency of Prince
ton in 1910 to accept the nomination
for Governor of New Jersey there
was a general tendency to look
askance at the "schoolmaster in poli.
tics." However, he was carried into
office on the radical anti-Republican
wave that swept so many states.
Mr. Wilson was elected by a plu
rality of 49,000 votes. He was the
first Democratic Governor in New
Jersey for sixteen years. His plat
orm pledged his party to the en
actment of a workmen's compensa
tion act, a reform of the election
laws of the State which would make
lirect nominations possible, a cor
-upt practices act, and a public utili
:y commission bill. All these meas
Tres were written into the statute
ooks of New Jersey during the
irst year of Gov. Wilson's term, in
;pite of the fact that one house of 1
he State Legislature was Republi- e
(Continued on page four.)
Democratic Nominee for the Presidency.
Governor Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey.
DEATH OF A CENTENARIAN
Steven Garner Smith Passes Away
Steven Garner Smith, the oldest
man in the Felicianas has passed
away. He was 102 years and .six
i months old. He was born Dec. 25,
1809 in Washington, N. C. and came
to Louisiana in 1821. In 1850 he mar
ried Miss Mary E. Jones. He was
the father of six children, three of
1 whom are still living; two sons, \V.
3 P. Smith of Rogillioville, La., and
E Louis Smith of Hesterville, Miss.,
t and one daughter, Mrs. Hines Aus
tin of Jackson, La., with whom he
has lived for - the last twenty-five
years of his life. He died July 1,
I 1912, at 4 a. m., and was buried in
ie family cemetery in West Felic
PAYING BLOOD TOLL.
On an English railway, Con rc:s
man Wickliffe could not have been
killed in the manner which he was.
This would have been impIossible f'or
the simple reason thal lie could not
have reached the tracks at the point
where he wat struck. Thy Ealish
railroads are fenced and it is very
rare that the tracks and the rural
highways cross on the ·;tnam level. In
the few instances where this happens
to be the case a guard stands there1
at atil hours to close heavy gates
and stop thre traffic while the trains
The English railroad must eithetr
go over the country road by bridge
or underneath through a tunnel. Ev
ery stream and canal over which a
railroad passes must have a pathway
under the bridge on both ,sides wide
enough for a horse to pass through.
Frequently, out in the country away
from streams and canals, where em
bankments are excessively long, pas
sage ways are also provided. All sta
tions have long sheltered platforms
which conic up nearly to the doors
of the coaches.
During three years which I spent
abroad I traveled in most of the coun
tries of Europe, and 1hough finding
no place where the trains could ev
en approach the best American trains
for comfort, I found almonst every
where better provisions made for
the safety of the people. While
away I never heard of a single in
stance where a life was lost at a
West Feliciana Camp 483 Woodmen
of The World.
e Again we pause to contemplate the
phenomenon of death.
Again the Supreme Consul Comman
der on high has seen fit to remove
from our midst and order our late
sovereign Robert C. WVickliffe. A
noble man, a kind husband, useful
citizen and a true American has been
called to his reward on high. Sov
ereign Robert C. \Vickliffo is no
During life he won and held our ad
miration by his constant labor and
unswerving loyalty to his fellow sov
ereigns and his people's needs.
His regulating principles in life
'as usefulness, and an exact perfor
mance of every duty. He is not on
ly a loss to our order, but to the
State as well. Therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That we feel that a
life like his is a life most fit to
live, and while we bow in humble
,submission to The Almighty will,
still we pray that his reward in Hiea
ven may be commensurate with
such rewards as this earth will justi
fy, for we need not scan the stars
to find repayment for such a life as
his, for he was loved and honored
by all who knew him. The world
will shower its abundance here be
low. Such lives deserve the grand
est tributes that mankind can be
stow. Be it further
RELSOLVED, That wdiile he has
passed to his reward, the earthly
deeds which he has done will live in
our memory, as a lasting tribute to
his character. He was an honor to
his Camp, to his State, and Wcod
craft at large.
"Dum Tacet Clamat."
A. F. BARROW,
H. A. WEIS,
A. S. LEONARD,
Series "N," of the Mutual Building
& Loan Assacilation opens in July.
ay Charles Weydert Trying to Induce
st Mr. Charles Weydert has been in
ed communication for some time with a
ix number of people in Germany who
are anxious to come to America and
ce found a German colony. They are
ir- people of means and are prepared to
as pay cash for lands wherever they
of may decide to locate.
V. This week Mr. Weydert had an
Id other letter from then which leads
one to believe they are at least in
s- terested in Louisiana and West Fe
ie liciana. They request a quantity of
e detail information which Mr. Wey
1, dert has taken the pains to furnish.
1c I .
"Made in Germany" himself, Mr.
\Veydert iemigrated to Louisiana a
number of years ago and has become
one of West Feliciana's most ener
getic au progressive citizens. Start
ing in penniless, he has acquired a
comfortable home and built up a good
business, lie is a member of the
board of directors of The Peoples
Bank and of the Police Jury, also
having served fifteen years on the
town council of Bayou Sara. He is
prominent in fraternal affairs, and al
together a progressive and valued
Mr. Weydert has no ulterior mo
tive in inducing these people to lo
cate here but is working for the ben
efit of the cpmmunity at large. If
Germany has any more citizens like
him who want to come to America
they will f:nd a warm welcome await
ing them in West Feliciana.
he A HERO OF THE FLOOD
ve Touching Story of the Death of a
,te Noble Man.
ul The Pointe Coupee Banner tells of
en the death of a man, whose efforts
v- did much for the relief of the flood
io sufferer's. He was a hero in daily
life. He was George C. Haskins, a
d- section foreman of the Texas & Pa
id cific Railroad, who died two weeks
v- ago at his home in New Roads.
Thus his heroic story is told:
fe -"The immediate cause of death
r- was typhoid fever which followed an
n- aggravated case of stomach trouble
le contracted during the great flood
crisis in this parish. Mr. Huskins at
a the time that the Torras levee broke,
o was stationed at Lettsworth, and im
le mediately upon receiving the news
1, of the c(revassQ, commenced rescue
a- work. For (lays and nights he toiled
11 bringing hundreds of people to places
i- of safety in his little gasoline launch,
's and during this period punished him
.a self severely, denying himself prop
d er food and drinking polluted water.
d For quite a period he contented him
self with sardines, hardly pausing to
I- eat these for fear that some life
3- might be lost as a result of the slight
est delay. With his dying breath his
s thoughts were still with the unfor
y tunates in the flooded district. Ten
n minutes before the grim messenger
o closed his eyosu in eternal peace and
0 sleep; in his delirium he cried out:
- 'Look there are two or three, don't
let them drown, pull the boat up and
put them in,' and again in a moment
'let us pick up this one, but no,
poor fellow, our boat is too full al
ready. We will come back after
Series "N," Mutual Building &
Loan Association begins in July.