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The True Democrat.
ELIFE [t)l INS' N ;ditors
MIRS. M11AY I .luI1INSON
Official Journal of the Parish of
West Feliciana, the Towns of Bayou
Sara and St. Francisville, and of
the School Board.
We also own and publish the Feli
ciana Record, a weekly newspaper
for the town of Jackson, La. Ad
vertisers will do well to get joint
rates for both papers.
Entered at the Post Office at St.
Frar.cisville, La., as second class
subscription $1.50 a Year In Advance.
Saturday, September 28, 1912.
A PLEA FOR THE OBSERVANCE
Thei Felicianas (both East and
\Vest F'eliciana) have a record of
uýi ch they are justly proud, that <i'
always being in the forefront in ;any
fight for good officials anmd good gov
eirmin''nt ill Louisiana. Going back
only to tilhe days of reconstruction,
these parishes were among the very
tirst to r;se against tyranny and muis
rule. Every succeeding political bat
tie has seen them allied with the
heaven-armed forces of right, regard
less of might.
Their exercise of the franchise has
been so largely sane and just and
right that it is amazing now to ob
s r\ye the position assumed by many
voters in East Feliciana, and a few
in West Feliciana, in the present
congr ssional contest. These voters,
most ol them perhaps have voted
heretofore on high planes of thought
and principle. They are now sup
porting Lewis L. Morgan for con
gressman, not because of any spec
ial regard they have for him, or for
any decided opinion that he is the
better man for the place but simply
and solely, as they are frank to ad
mit, because he has promised to make
Alec East, of Wilson, La., his sec
Such voters are not really voting
for a congressman, they are voting
for a clerk, an inconceivable politi
cal absurdity, if it were not so well
known and undeniably authenticated.
Morgan's campaign in East Feliciana
has been carried out on this issue
alone, and although some of Mr.
East's friends, much as they esteem
ed him and wished him well, have
declined to debase the intent of
so high and important a ballot as
that for Congressman by using it to
stcure for hint a $1,500 clerkship, yet
many others, it is regretfully noticed,
have accepted this poorly balanced
proposition, one which they would not
entertain for a moment as a business
transaction. It is astonishing that
such should be the case, but it is
even so, if frank statements to that
effect may be reliel upon.
Besides this being an unworthy as
wel as unbusiness-like prostitution
of their ballot, it is moreover a vio
lation of both the national and state
laws, which expressly prohibit the
promise of any position for the pur
Impose of influencing votes.
Sec. 27 of the Louisiana law reads:
"Section 27. Be it further enact
ed, etc., That it shall be unlawful
for any person, direotly or indirect
ly, by himself or through any other
"(2) To give, offer, or promise
any office, place or employment, or
tu prolnise to procure, or endeavor
to procure any office, place or em
ployment to or for any voter, or to
or for any other person, in order to
induce such voter to vote or refrain
from voting at any election, or to use
tny force to vote or refrain from vot
'ng at such election for any particu
lar person or persons.
"(10) To give away or distribute
intoxicating liquors in unbroken pack
ages to persons with the intent of
influencing their votes in an elec
The law appllies not only to Mr.
Morgan, who has promised Mr. East
this pisition AT AN ADVANCE OF
SALARY, but to every voter who
permits this promise to Mr. East to
influence his vote, for thus Sec ,S,
(1) of the Corrupt Practices Act of
Louisiana may be construed. It
"Section 28. Be it further enact
ed, etc., That it shall be unRlaful for
any person, directly or indirectly, by
himself of through any other person:
"(1) To receive, agree or contract
for, before or during an election, any
money, gift, loan or other valuable
consideration, office, place or em
ployment for himself or any other
person, for voting or agreeing to vote
>r for coming or agreeing to come
to the polls, or for refraining or
agreeing to refrain from voting for
any particular person or persons at
Every voter who casts his vote for
Morgan, meaning East, violates this
law. The Felicianian, who realizes
the significance of this, and who bc
lieves that laws are made to be obey
ed. must inevitably conclude that
friendship cannot warrant a misuse
of the ballot, that is not merely ill
proportioned but contrary to law.
For our part, we should like to
.ece IMr. East have the secretaryship,
ao he has been exceptionally well
trained for the position, but since
:!(: law is plainly prohibitive of the
,.ou·rs, followed by him and Mr. Mor
gan, that reason alone is sufficient
toj count us out of any support of Mr.
AMorgan. What can be expected of
, would-be legislator, who violates in
!i inc.ipi( n.y of his campaign, the
inO. t a:itively agitated law of the
(tongr,.ss, wherein he proposes to sit?
It candidates are permitted to
promise the secretaryship in one par
ish, and appoint a campaign manager
in another, and if Sealed packages
of liquor are distributed in other
parishes, where each and all can
.iupposedly do the most good, then
what becomes of any righteous at
tempt to secure tpurity of elections?
It is astonishing that any Felici
anuan would lend his voice or vote to
such a course. And it would be like
a voice from the patriots of 1874, if
East Feliciana would reverse itself
in the primary of Oct. 8, and declare
that white men should have a fair
chance at the polls, and be selected
solely on their merits.
AS IT AFFECTS WEST FELICIANA.
A statement is issued by the Tax
Commission showing the effect of seg
regation in each parish of the state,
based upon the assessments of 1911.
though consisting entirely of tabu
!nted work it makes mighty interest
ing reading, as the man said about
the dictionary, even if slightly dis
connected. However the idea run
Ping through each separate table
means a lightening of the burden of
taxation upon the individual voter,
and that is its redeeming feature.
The present system is known to be
clumsy and inadequate. It fails to
cover many legitimate subjects of
taxation, that the progress of the
times brings into existence, not the
property of the plain people but the
aplurtenances of wealth, automo
biles for instance. Again, many nat
ural sources of wealth, 'like mines of
salt and sulphur, or wells of gas and
oil! have not properly borne their
share of taxation, any more than
have inheritances and other aggrega
tions of great wealth.
While revising the system, it was
thought fit to try segregation, a plan
which has been tried with success
in other states, and which has been
ipproved by many financiers in Lou
isiana. Briefly speaking the idea is
t(o divide the sources of taxation, the
slate taking some entirely to itself,
and the parish retaining the remain
der. It is obvious that this will
lighten taxation upon particular items.
Suppose an item now bearing its full
burden of state and parish taxes, is
reclieved of one tax or the other.
the tax-payer is relieved to that
HIow it works out in general is
thus tabulated for this parish:
Total assessment ....... $2,009,111.00
Withdirawn from local tax
ation ............... 322,373h50
Remaining for local taxa
tion ................ $1,686,737.50
Six mills surrendered by
State on $1,686,737.50 10,120.42,
eIcss ten mills surrender
ed by Parish on $322,
373.50 .............. 3,223.73
Net gain to Parish.....$ 6,896.69
Bringing the argument home this
seems to spell "Salvation" to the par
ish in its present financial condition.
A gain of nearly $6,900 in parochial
income without any increase of taxes
to the individual tax-payer is a god
send. Nor need it be feared-so the
Tax Commission explains-that there
will accrue to the state a deficit
which the tax-payers will uttimately
be called upon to make up. The new
objects of taxation, it is claimed, will
more than make good the deficiency,
providing Louisiana with a sufficient
revenue, and means to reimburse the
four parishes, Calcasieu, Jefferson,
St. Bernard and Webster, to which
s(gregation, at present, brings loss.
THE MOST STRAIGHT-FORWARD
While Judge Robert R. Reid and
cherts of the legal fraternity claim
to be shocked to the very core of
their sensibilities by the post-card
(ampaign of the Hen. Charles O'Niell
for the Associate Justiceship, it seems
to the ordinary individual that post
cards are vastly preferable to the
matter published as editorial, and
Shiclh has appeared simultaneously
in newspapers favorable to Judge
Reid. The post-cards are plainly
s;gned with an honorable name, as
naught to be ashamed of, while the
printed matter referred to is not
signed and appears as an individual
editorial to those who do not know
of its more general publication. There
is nothing to indicate that it is paid
inatter, but is it not?
The O'Niell method is better by
being at once franker, more direct,
and more honest. If a president
want's a man's vote, he asks for it.
Why is a judge supposed to be too
good to do the same?
DESERVES TO WIN.
Judge Reid claims to have the SuD
port of Judges Breaux, Pugh, Cail
louet and Guion. It need not be
uoubted, for it must be a big pill for
each of them to swallow that Judge
O'Niell caile so near to beating
them all. But this surely means the
individual support of these gentle
men only, for high and distinguished
though they are, they cannot carry
the bulk of their supporters to salve
their wounded vanity by the defeat
of the gallant man who led the race
against them all. For the plain peo
ple dearly love a good fighter, and
they adore success, and they are
not stopping now to listen to the be
hests of the sick and wounded, left
by the wayside, but are hastening
on to acclaim the victor. The plain
people also esteem fairness, and
knowing that Judge O'Niell has al
ready earned a moral right to the
victory, they will proceed to give him
the legal right, learned opinions to
the contrary notwithstanding.
GOOD ROADS AFFECT PROPERTY
While the road question is under
discussion, we hope, wherever the
thoughtful men of the parish fore
gather, an important point should not
be overlooked, and that is, that good
roads immediately raise the value of
property lying on or near them. In
deed the lack of good roads in West
Feliciana is the primary cause of
some of its most desirable land be
ing unused and unsalable. This same
land, connected by a good road with
the market, or even the nearest rail
way, would immediately rise in value.
The Jackson News, of Jackson,
Miss., cites in proof of a similar
proposition that land near that city,
which could not be sold at $30 an
acre, has been sold at $75 an acre
since a good road was constructed,
connecting it with that city.
The time has long past when peo
ple are willing to bury themselves
in a country spot, however desirable,
which is alike inaccessible and hard
to get away from. Outside facilities
and advantages are demanded, and
though some of the most ideal farm
ing lands may be found right here,
they will remain fallow and unten
anted, until good roads are supplied.
INEXCUSABLE DELAY IN MAKING
The slowness with which election
returns from certain precincts in all
parts of the State. came in after
the September primary has been the
subject of general comment. It re
minds one of the times when tele
phone and telegraph wires were a
negligible quantity, and when a gray
rag was the most frequent carrier of
the news. It is also suggestive of the
old days-they should not be called
good old days in this connection
when returns were kept back that
ballot boxes might be stuffed as re
There is absolutely no present rea
son or excuse for such dilatoriness.
The world moves faster now. It will
give its attention freely for a day to
a country primary, but it rebels
against suspense long drawn out.
It transpires that many delays were
caused by all of the tally sheets be
ing placed in the ballot box, instead
of one being sent to the chairman of
the Democratic Executive Committee,
(congressional, judicial or parochial
a; the election specifically may re
quire), and another sent to the Sec
retary of State. In fact this was the
most general cause of delay. rhe
Shreveport Times suggests that "it
would be an easy matter to reme
dy this condition of affairs by law.
Some officer should be designated
in each parish to receive the unef
ficial returns of every election, and
it should be made the duty of the
clerk of election at each polling
place to notify this officer of the
vote in his precinct at the earliest
possible moment after the ballots
have been counted."
'rThis is not bad, but it would event
ually mean another officer at every
precinct to be paid, whereas if the
present requirements were followed,
and since said requirements are
plainly printed on the tally sheet
there is no excuse for their not be
ing known and understood, ther,
would be no delay in getting the re
turns, it being further impressed up
on the election officers in outlying
precincts that only physical impossi
bility should retard the delivery of
returns to the clerk of court.
DEER HUNTING SEASON.
The season for hunting deer as fix
ed by the Louisiana Conservation
Commission is on. The State is di
vided into two sections, known as th(
northern and southern seotions. The
northern section includes all parishes
north of the southern boundary line
of Vernon, Rapides, Avoyelles and
Concordia parishes, and the south
ern section takes in all parishes
south of that dine. In the northern
section the season will close Feb.
15 and in the southern section the
season closes Dec. 31. Licneses are
in the hands of the sheriffs. There
are two kinds-fifty cents to hunt in
the parish and $3 to hunt in the
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THE SECOND PRIMARY. e
a The second primary will be state- c
wide for the reason that in the con
gf ressional districts where there is no t
second primary for congressman n
there is a second primary either for 0
railroad commissioner or judge of the
supreme court. F
North Louisiana is given a second iý
primary by the race for railroad com- S
missioner for the third district be
tween B. A. Bridges and L. M. Wade.
1 The race for congress in the fifth F
district is between 0. C. Dawkins and
J. W. Elder.
South Louisiana is to have a sec- '
ond primary as a result of the race f
in the Sixth Congressional District t
between Lewis L. Morgan and Ferd f
f Claiborne, in the Seventh Congres- 7
sional District between Dr. L. Lazaro e
and J. W. Lewis, and in the Fourth b
Supreme Court District, which takes A
in the Third and Sixth Congression- a
al Districts, for associate justice of I
the supreme court between Charles I
(t 'Niell and Robert Reid.
COMMISSIONERS AND CLERKS OF b
The following are the commission- I
e:rs and clerks of election selected r
to serve in the Democratic primary a
to be held on Oct. 8th, 1912:
e Bayou Sara-Geo. Baler, J. B. Au- u
It bic, J. H. Logan, Com.; W. T. Bin- t
s ning, H. A. Binning, Clerks; Mose
Vantromp, Deputy Sheriff.
t- St. Francisville-W. T. Forrester,
E. S. Muse, S. Percy, Com.; Frank
e Spohn, Ovide Leonard, Clerks; F. F.
IConverse, Deputy Sheriff.
e 2nd Ward-G. W. Bookter, Jr., V.
J. Harvey, J. M. Pigott, Com.; J. I. (
.Daniel, J. P. Harvey, Clerks; A. IR.
SDaniel, Deputy Sheriff.
3rd Ward-W. C. Howell, R. E. t
. Turner, H. B. Maynard, Com.; C. T. t
STooraen, A. H. Wilcox, Clerks; F. C. a
. Wilcox, Deputy Sheriff.
f 4th Ward-J. S. Griffin, Max Dampf, I
David Taylor, Jr., Com.; S. C. Rob- I
erts, C. H. Argue, Clerks; W. L. Stir- ;
ling, Deputy Sheriff.
. 5th Ward,Poplar Springs-W. H.
SNeyland, Wiley McGraw, J. A. Beck- t
. ham, Com.; A. P. Smith, Sr., J. S.
e McCartney, Clerks; W. J. Ryder,
e Deputy Sheriff.
g 5th Ward, Grange Hall-J. P. Bow
e man, Jr., E. C. Peterson, G. F. Bor
d land, Com.; W. R. Campbell, J. J.
I. Griffin, Clerks; H. J. Simmons, Dep
g uty Sheriff. a
a 6th Ward-J. F. Buckles, J. D. Sad
, den, J. S. 'lack, Com.; C. E. Sad
e den, C. T. Bell, Clerks; Jos. Ortis,
e Deputy Sheriff.
e 7th Ward-F. P. Row, N. P. Hob
n good, A. E. Rogillio, Com.; B. P. Mc
e Waters, L. A. Winn, Clerks; Mose c
McWaters, Deputy Sheriff.
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8th Ward-E. E. McGehee, F. S.
Percy, B. I. Barrow, Com.; A. 1).
Percy, J. W. Dawson, Clerks; N. W
Davis, Deputy Sheriff.
9th Ward-Ike Cutrer, W. S. Mary
man, Jessie Daniel, Com.; A. C. Pat
terson, J. F. Maryman, Clerks; C.
D. Lloyd, Deputy Sheriff.
10th Ward-B. Haralson, Hy Gra
ber, W. B. Smith, Com.; S. L. La
vergne, C. Metz, Clerks; R. S.
Towles, Deputy Sheriff. d
C. H. ARGUE,
Chairman Parish Democratic Execu
E. S. MUSE, Secretary. F
SUCCESSION OF MRS. MARY J. '
WEST, DECEASED. NO.
State of Louisiana, Parish of West B
Feliciana, 24th Jud. Dist. Court.
Notice of Filing of Final Account. F
Notice is hereby given to all whom
it doth or may concern to show
cause within ten days from the pres
ent notification, if any they have or ,
can, why the Final Account filed
herein by Louis West, Administra
tor, should not be approved and ho
muologated and made the judgment
Witness the Honorable Geo. J.
Woodside, Judge of the 24th Judic- c
ial District Court, this 19th day of y
September, 1912. A
E. S. MUSE, Clerk of said Court.
FISCAL AGENCY BIDS WANTED.
The Police Jury of the parish of
West Feliciana hereby invites bids
from banks or other financial insti
tutions for the deposit of the parish
funds in compliance with the law.
The bank or banks offering the high
est rate of interest will be selected
by the Police Jury as the "Fiscal 1
Agency or Agencies" of the parish a
and will be required to give security c
bond in compliance with the law. e
The sealed bids should be marked
"Fiscal Agency Bid" and addressed
to R. M. Leake, Clerk. They will
be opened at the next regular meet- a
ing of the Police Jury on the first
Wednesday in October, 1912. The 3
right is reserved to reject any and
By order of the Police Jury in reg
ular session on Wednesday, Septemn
ber 4th, 1912.
R. M. LEAKE,
Clerk Police Jury.
State of Louisiana, Parish of West
Feliciana, 24th Jud. Dist. Court.
Chas. Weydert vs. J. S. & E. T. Mi
In obedience to a Writ of Fi Fa
to the Sheriff directed by the Hon.
the 24th Jud. Dist. Court, in the
above styled suit, I have seized and C
will offer for sale to the highest
bidder at the front door of the court
house in the Town of St. Francns- 0
ville, La., at the hour of 11 o'clock
A. M. on
Saturday, October 26, 1912,
the following property, to-wit: L
1 20 horsepower engine.
1 roller mill.
1 copper continuous beer still.
1 copper dibbler.
6 steam pumps.
Tanks, shafting, pulleys, beltings
and the entire distillery outfit.
3 buildings completed.
1 building not completed.
1 anvil. a
Terms of sale-Cash, with benefit tl
of appraisement. c
J. H. CLACK, Sheriff. I
Underwood Type-writer for sale.
- Terms, cash.
Also one second hand 'surrey in
MRS. L. P. KILBOURNE.
1- 100 COWS WANTED.
I am in the market for one hun
dred cows, three to five years.
Write me price F. O. B. Steamboat.
P. O. Box 43, New Orleans, La.
FOR SALE OR RENT-My dwell
ing and lots in St. Francisville.
* 'For price and terms, write J. H.
PERCY, Baton Rouge, La.; P. O.
3t Box 136. 7sept.4t.
t. FOR SALE--Grade Hereford Cattle,
In Lespedeza Hay and Seed.
w EDWARID BUTLER,
- St. PFranctsvlle, La.
FOR SALE-Red Rust Proof Seed
Oats at 75c.-JAS. P. BOWMAN.
J* I WILL TAKE: ORDERS FOR NEW
c- ORLEANS ICE CREAM (ANY FLA
)f VOR) IN LOTS OF ONE GALLON
ORDERS MUST BE FILED ONE
DAY BEFORE CREAM IS WANTED.
ALL KINDS OF COLD DRINKS
ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA.
. The public is hereby warned against
,d buying corn from tenants on the Oak
a ley, Ogden and Downs plantations,
h and against cutting wire fences foi
.y cattle-driving or any purpose whatr
ever. LUCY L. MATTHEWS.
11 Oak and pine wood for sale in cord
t- and stove lengths.
st MISS LUCY MATTHEW'
e 31 aug.6t.
Vote for Claiborne on October 8th.
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It seems that in Mississippi it is
necessary to get the signatures of b0
voters from each countty, to get the
names of Presidential electors on the
and none but the Democrats can do
it that, so that the Socialist, Republi
can and the Bul Moose parties are
left high and dry.