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The True Democrat.
ELRIE ROBINSON 1 Editors
MRS. MAY E.ROBINSON r
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
3ubscrlptlon $1.50 a Year In Advance.
Saturday, October 26, 1912.
SPEND AN HOUR IN KNAPP'S
The following has been issued by
the Knapp Memorial Committee,
whose headquarters are in Washing
ton, D. C.:
The 148,000 teachers and the 7,000,
000 pupils of the South are being
urged by their educational and agri
cultural leaders to assemble 3,000,000
farmers, their families and friends
in the 89,000 school houses on Nov.
27 for an hour, in order to survey and
review their agricultural resources
and achievements, and to express
their appreciation of the services of
one of their great benefactors. Ag
riculture is worthy of this considera
tion, for the farmers of the nation
have this year produced ten billion
dollars worth of crops to feed and
clothe nearly 100,000,000 people here,
with a surplus for other nations.
Knapp Agricultural Day is the of
ficial designation. The South wishes
to honor the memory of Dr. S. A.
Knapp as the founder of the Demon
stration Work and the Boys' and
Girls' Clubs. This is fitting, because
100,000 demonstrators are making
larger crops on their farms and Corn
Club boys are attracting world-wide,
attention by growing more than 225
bushels on one acre at low cost. The
Indications are that several of the
75,000 boys will this year break all
records. It is fitting, because 25,006
girls, in the harvest season, are fill
ing pantries with wholesome food and
selling the surplus. It is a duty, be
cause Dr. Knapp ;taught a new meth
od in agriculture and the lessons
must be more widely impressed and
unfailingly transmitted. Representsa
tives of England, Russia, South Afri
ca, Brazil, Siam and Argentine have
come to learn them. It is high time
for American schools to take the lead
in these ideas.
There is to be a Knapp School and
a Knapp Farm near Nashville and in
connection with Peabody College.
When $150,000 is collected for the
farm and school building, $250,000
will be added for endowment of the
School of Country Life by the Gen
eral Education Board. No other
such institution exists. It will start
out with the purpose of reaching and
helping every school and farm in the
South. This institution will be a
laboratory, a clearing house, and an
assembling place for agricultural and
educational workers. Eventually it
will have demonstration schools tn
each state and county teaching its
lessons. It will be a working, living
memorial, but in a conspicuous place
will also appear a life-sized statue of
What vast possibilities loom up, if
the people of the whole South will
annually contemplate agricultural
matters for one hour! The state and
county superintendents of education
are taking the lead in this move
ment. It will be a worthy tribute to
a worthy man. The name of each
contributor will be kept as a grateful
Nov. 27, or the nearest Friday to
I. State Song, or America, by the
2. How the Bible teaches agricul
L,:re, by an invited minister.
3. What great poets have sung
about the farm, selections by cla.ss
4. How Dr. Knapp prepared him
,c'f for great service, by a boy.
5 What Dr. Knapp taught, quota-i
ticns by class of pupils.
6. How the Demonstration Work
war organized and conducted, by a,
7. How Dr. Knapp's work helped
this community, this State, and the
South, by three boys.
8. How I grew my crop, by a
Corn Club boy.
9. What I did with my vegetables
and fruits, by three girls. I
10. The best farm crops for this <
community and why, by several pa.
p;ls. How can these crop products t
be displayed, school exhibit. t
11. What eg we do to express
cur appreciation of Dr. Knapp's I
great work? Collecting contribu
12. Song: Bringing in the Sheaves,
'EEP YOUR SUBSCRIPTION PAID c
UP. ' i
L. S. U. AND TAX REFORM.
State University Professor Sums up
Evils of Present System and Ben"
etits of Segregation.
Prof. William O. Scroggs, of the
Louisiaja State University, whose
work requires him to study business
affairs and taxation, came out in
favor of the segregation amendment,
which will be No. 1 on the ballot, in
the University Bulletin for October.
Mr. Scroggs' article, which may be
obtained from the Louisiana State
University or the Governor's office,
was thorough and exhaustive, answer
ing all the arguments so far advanc
ed against the reform, His conclu
sions were as follows.
1. The tax amendment should be
adopted. The existing system was
devised for an earlier epoch and has
outlived its usefulness. All attempts
to patch it up are failures. Its de
fects are inherent.
2. The amendment will eliminate
inequalities between parishes, be
tween kinds of property, and between
3. It abolishes the numerous so
called occupation taxes now levied
by the State, and retains the State
licenses only for businesses that re
4. It makes possible great im
provement in the taxation of real es
tate by assessing land and buildings
separately, and by the listing of as
5. It offers home rule in matters
of local taxation.
6. It will increase the revenues
of the parishes and safeguard them
against any possible loss from the
change. This is done, too, without
increasing the taxes of the individ
ual property owner.
7. In recent years new forms of
wealth have developed which the ex
isting methods of taxation have fail
Ed to reach. The amendment will
tap these new souces and compel
them to contribute their quota of
the expenses of government.
8. Under the present system hon
esty is penalized and mendacity re
warded. The amendment will catch
the tax dodger, reduce the incentive
to defraud, and distribute the taxes
more in accordance with ability to
9. The retention of the existing
system means the perpetuation of the
grossest sort of inequality, the con
tinued imposition of the heaviest
burdens upon the weak and of the
lightest burdens upon the strong, the
cramping of the activities of the va
rious public institutions, a probable
raising of the tax rate, and a check
to advancing prosperity.
10. The State's resources are fully
adequate, and its wealth is steadily
increasing, but its methods of secur
ing funds for public uses have not
kept pace with its material develop
ment. With the adoption of the plan
of revision, the State's resources will
be better organized and its financial
administration will be conducted mor
scientifically and with greater sim
plicity and justice. A vote for the
amendment is a vote for the promo
tion of every good interest of Louis
WILL ORGANIZE TROOP OF BOY
Mr. O. H. Briedenbach, principal
of the Julius Freyhan High School,
has interested a number of the boys
of St. Francisville and Bayou Sara
in the Boy Scout movement, and on
next Monday will take the prelimina
ry steps toward organizing a local
This is recognized as a worthy
movement and Prof. Briedenbach
should receive ready co-operation
from the boys and their parents.
While scouts are taught reverence,
the order is non-sectarian, and non
military. Before a boy becomes a
scout he must promise: "On my hon
or I will do my best: 1. To do my
duty to God and my country, and to
obey the scout law; 2. To help oth
er people at all times; 3. To keep
myself physically strong, mentally
awake and morally straight."
There is a call for the scout move
ment because the boys in our mod
ern life, and especially in our cities
and villages, do not have the chance,
as did the boys of the past, mast of
whom grew up in the country, to be
come strong, self-reliant, resourceful
and helpful, and to get acquainted
with nature and outdoor life, without
special guidance and training. There
fore this movement brings the boys
together in patrols and troops, and
seeks to cultivate in them courage,
loyalty, patriotism, fellowship, self
control, courtesy, kindness to animals,
usefulness, cheerfulness, cleanliness,
thrift, purity and honor. It believes
that with such training American boys
will, as men, be leaders in progress,
peace, and all things right and good.
Mr. Robert Henderson, District Or
ganizer for the Woodmen of the
World, will come here about Nov. 1st
to work in the interest of the local
camp in an effort to increase its
The Love Letters of a
We begin in the November issue
a series of real love-letters written
over fifty years ago by one of our
national heroes to his sweetheart dur
ing the period of '61 to '65. This
great general will go down to posteri
ty as having accomplished one of the
most brilliant feats of arms in the
history of the world. He was as
great a lover as he was a general,
therefore these letters combine au
thentic history and exquisite ro.
mance. They sound a human note
that no other work of literature has
done in a decade; it is war, it is ro
mance, it is history, it is literature.
You simply can't afford to miss this
wonderful series-an inside story of
the Civil War now published for the
first time and containing all the
freshness of a contemporary happen
ing. These letters will grip you hard
and hold your interest from first to
last. Fill out the coupon and send
it now before you forget it.
I. cents a copy. One dollar a y'ar
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.State of Louisiana, Parish of West
h Feliciana, 24th Jud. Dist. Court.
s The Mutual Building & Loan Associ
J ation vs. William C. Howell.
By virtue of a Writ of Fieri Fa
g cias to the Sheriff directed by the
e Honorable Court aforesaid, in the
t. above entitled cause, I have seized
t and will offer to the highest bidder
e at the front door of the Court House
e in the Town of St. Francisville, La.,
| at the hour of 11 o'clock A. M. on
e Saturday, November 2, 1912,
k the following property to-wit:
"A certain tract of land situated
in the Parish of West Feliciana, Lou
'siana, and containing Two Hundred
and 18-100 acres, more or le3s,
bounded on the North by lands of
Mrs. A. D. Turner; South by lands
of Maynard and Polly Jones; East by
Woodville road; West by Bayou Sara
creek, with all buildings and improve
Terms of sale--Cach with benefit
J. H. CLACK, Sheriff.
State of Louisiana, Parish of West
Feliciana, 24th Jud. Dist. Court.
Succession of Bernard Teutsch, de
In obedience to a commission to
the Sheriff directed by the Hon.
Court aforesaid, in the above entitled
Succession, I will offer for sale to
-.the highest bidder at the front door
Iof the Court House in the Town of
St. Francisville, La., at the hour of
11 o'clock a. m. on
Thursday, October 31, 1912,
T the following property, to-wit:
First. A certain tract of land witn
the buildings and improvements
thereon, situated in the Parish of
Pointe Coupee, State of Louisiana,
on the Atchafalaya River, known and
designated on the maps of the Unit
ed States Surveys as lot or section
No. Fifteen in T. 5. R. 7 E., contain
ing One Hundred and Fifty-five ac
Second. A certain tract of land
with all the buildings and improve
ments thereon, situated in the Par
ish of Pointe Coupee, State of Lou
isiana, containing 52.00 acres, more
or less, fronting on the Mississippi T
River and bounded above by lands t
of Mary Garth, and below by lands
of the Estate of Patrick Ryan.
Third. A judgment, dated June 16, E
1908, of the Twenty-first Judicial Dis- t
trict Court for the Parish of Pointe
Coupee, in favor of Bernard Teutsch t
and against Anthony Briar for the I
sum of $431.10 and attorneys fees, y
interest and costs. I
Fourth. A Judgment of the Twen- 1
ty-first Judicial District Court for the
Parish of Pointe Coupee, dated Jan
uary 10th, 1912, in favor of Bernard ii
Teutsch, and against Luc Melancon, d
for the sum of $61.00, with Interest lh
and costs. C(
Terms of sale-On 12 months' cred- v
it. for what it will bring, with 8 per a
cent. interest, purchaser to give 12! p
months' bond with security, and t
mortgage to be retained on the prop- b
J. H. CIACK, Sheriff. a
COME TO THE
LOUISIANA, STATE FAIR
OCT. 30 -NOVI. 6o
$25,000 if PREMIUMS AND PURSES.
GREAT AGRICULTURAL AND LIVESTOCK FAIR...
BOYS' CORN AND PIG CLUB - ALSO GIRLS' TOMATO CLUB EXHIBITS.
WONDERFUL AMUSEMENT PROGRAM
SEE LOUIS DIS3ROW- lIIS 290hp JIC. AUTOMOBILE IN IHORSE RACES-S DAYS
AUTOMOBILE RACES - 3 DAYS- NOY. 3-5-6j OCT 30-31- OYrI-2-4.
SHREVEPOT BRASS BAND rREE
GOOD SHOWS ON THE GLADWAY FREE, EVERY NIGHT
HORSE SHOW mHE COuSEUM AT NIr FIREWORKS DISPLAY
ADMISSION-DA.-50O- AT NIGHT AFTER 6 P.M. -FREE-
EXCURSIONS ON ALL RAILROADS
WRITE FOR CATALOG. Louis N. BRUEGGERHOFF. SEcv.
THE SOUTH'S GREATEST SOT L COLLEGrE.
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS."
NEW ORLEANS, LA,
Should be given the best trainag toDp g
Sate themt Ffor success in business.
P ersonal Instruction, Free Employs
S wment Department, Complete College
Bank. College Store and Wholesale
No mistepresentations to secure Stu
dents. Through the success ofits
22000 former students, Soule College
is recognized everywhere as a Wide
Awake, Practical, Popular and Sac'
OEO. 80UL1 & SONSL
IU ,UU AND RETURN $3.UU
(LA. RY. & NAV. CO.)
FRIDAYIST RETURN LIMIT
NOVEMBER F E NOV. 3, 1912
STATE FAIR OF LOUISIANA.
LOW ROUND TRIP RATES DAILY OCT. 29, TO
NOV. 6, 1912.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, SEE OR WRITE
F. E. FARR, E. C. D. MARSHALL,
AGENT, SEN. PASS. AGT.
BAYOU SARA, LA. SHREVEPORT, LA.
State of Louisiana, Parish of Wesi
Feliciana, 24th Jud. Dist. Court.
Mrs. Henrietta C. Vaughn , vs. Ed
ward E. McGehee et als.
By virtue of a Writ of Seizure and
Sale to the Sheriff directed by the
Honorable Court aforesaid,'- in thE
above entitled cause, I nave seized
and will offer for sale to the high
est bidder, at the front door of the
Court House in the Town of St. Fran
cisville, La., at the hour of 11 o'clocli
A. M., on
Saturday, November 30, 1912,
the following property to-wit:
"A certain piece or parcel of land
with all the buildings and improve.
ments thereon, lying In the Parish
of West Feliciana, La., and known
as the 'Shirley' plantation, and con
taining Six Hundred and Eighty (680)
acres, more or less, bounded on the
North by lands of Mrs. M. C. Evans;
on the East by the Estate of J. N.
Evans, and on the South by lands of
A. N. McGehee."
Terms of sale-For what it will
bring on 12 months' credit with good
security, with 8 per cent per annum
interest. Costs amounting to about
$55.00 to be paid in cash.
J. H. CLACK, Sheriff.
The Truck Growers' Associatiot
made the first bean shipments of
the season this week and up to
Thursday night had shipped nearly
400 orates. While enough time has
not elapsed for the shippers to have
received returns from their product,
they believe, according to the market
quotations, that they are going to do
very well, and that they have discov
ered another way to put a crimp in
the boll weevil.
The growing of beans in this sec
tion for the fall markets in the north
is something new and the outcome
will be watched for with interest. In
dications are that there will be about
1500 crates to ship from here.
After a lingering illness little Reg
inald Lee Lloyd, aged two years,
died on Friday, Oct. 18th, at the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Lloyd, of West Feliciana. He
was a child of unusual promise, and
all that kind neighbors and devoted
parents could do was done to spare
the precious little life. The little
body was laid to rest Saturday after
noon, in Jackson Cemetery,-Felici
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Order before Nov. 10.
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Planter and Farmer
is having telephone service install
ed, that he may instantly communi
cate with the merchant, the physi
cian, and, in fact, every one of any
importance. He can secure daily
market quotations. Telephone ser
vice on the farm is a source of pleas
ure to every member of the house
hold-It keeps every one perfectly
Call or write our nearest Manager
for Information regarding FARMER
TELEPHONE SERVICE. Interestl:g
literature will be sent also.
CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE &
On account of Barnum & Bailey's
circus at Baton Rouge on November
1st, train No. 7 on that date will be
held at Baton Rouge until 5:30 D.
m. for the benefit of passengers go
F. E. FARR, Agent.
FOR SALE-A few tons of fine
sugar cane. For particulars apply to
MRS. H. M. WILLIAMS, St. Francis
SALESMEN wanted to look after
our interest in West Feliciana and
adjacent counties. Salary or Com
mission. Address LINCOLN OIL CO.,
Cleveland, Ohio. •
FOR SALE-Red Rust-Proof Seed
Oats and Pea Vine Hay.-JAS. P.
STRAYED-On Aug. 15, one little
dark-brown mare albout 5% hands
high, branded on hip and on shoulder
with circle "D." Finder will please
pasture her and notify me. I will
come for her and give $5 reward.
5oct4t. Plettenburg, La.
STItAYED-One red cow and two
spotted cows branded "8" on hip. Suit
able reward will be paid to person
furnishing information leading to re
covery of these cattle.
EDMOND BELL, Wakefield, La.
LOST STRAYED OR STOLEN
One black mare mule about 11 years
old, 15% hands. Suitable reward for
her return to
J. F. IRVINE CO., Ltd.
FOR SALE-Grade Hereford Cattle,
Lespedeza Hay and Seed.
St. Francisville, La.
Public is requested not to purchase
corn from tenants on Rosedown, In
heritance and Hazlewood plantations
until settlement for rents has been
made. JAS. P. BOWMAN.
I will be in the market for sweet
potatoes the year round. See me for
prices and shipping instructions.
W. R. DANIEL,
St. FFrancisville, La.
LOUISIANA RAILWAY d NAVIGA
TION CO., REDUCED RATES.
Barnum and Bailey Circus, Baton
Rouge, La., Nov. 1, 1912.-Bayou Sa
ra to Baton Rouge and return $1.10.
Tickets on sale Nov. 1st. Return
limit Nov. 2nd.
F. E. FARR, Agent,
Bayou Sara, La.
SOLDIERS' CHRISTMAS BOXES.
Miss Lise Allain, custodian La. Div.
U. D. C., is sending out the annual
appeal for the Christmas feast for
the veterans at Camp Nicholls, the
State Confederate Home. In a per
sonal letter to West Feliciana Chap
ter, Miss Allain says: "I hope you
will be able to respond as gener
ously as you have always done."
This will serve as a reminder to
those who give so freely, each year,
to cheer the old soldiers' declining
years. Donations of the usual kind
will be received at this office for
shipment to the Home, with the pro
vise that every thing be sent in be
fore Dec. 1.
0 FOR SALE. o
o 1 self-measuring 120 gal "Bow- o
o ser" oil tank, cost $60, sell o
o $15; 1 Standard computing o
o scale, cost $45, sell $15; 2 dou- o
o ble-story counter show cases, o
o each $5. 0
o ESTATE H. W. JONES, o
o Wilhelm, La. o
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Don't forget when fall house-clean
ing to send your old magazines to
this office to be sent to the State
Farm a Angola. No reading mat*er
has been sent there since the high
water, and the supply must be run
ning short. As soon as a box can be
filled, it will be shipped. Mrs. Win.
Kahn has sent in donations of read