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The True Democrat.
ELIIl 1>1iNSU* N Editors
MRS. MA1.Y I.- Of INS(l N i
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
ziana 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, November 9, 1912.
am ~ ~ -- nnnn-- him• nuuan i
Sightly emaciated on account of its
long period of confinement.
A LESSON OF RESPONSIBILITY,
"This election" said Woodrow Wil
son to his Princeton students, with
tears in his eyes, "is a lesson of res
ponsibility." Upon a man, who goes
nnto office with such words on his
lips accented by emotion, much .e
liarnce can be placed by his constit
uents. When the hour of triumph
comes a true test is made of a man's
character and ideals. If elation con
cerning the honor is paramount to
his conception of coming duty, one
may hesitate whether or no the vic
tory is a wise one. But when a
sense of responsibility is supreme
over all other emotions, then the au
gury is a happy one.
It is related of Queen Victoria that
she wept, so keenly did the feeling
of responsibility affect her, when it
was announced that the crown of
Great Britain and Ireland was hers.
An heirship, though for only four
years to a government as vast and
important as ours, is enough to bow
a man of sense and sensibility to
his knees, with its solemn message
The Democratic party should also
have a due sense of responsibility.
Out of power for nearly twenty
years it must come into office, not
with a keen greed for spoils, but
with the determination to accomplish
something that will make its victory
THE FELICIANAS VOTED FOR
This paper takes pride in the fact
that the amendments have carried in
East and West Feliciana. While the
most important of these amendments
have been lost in other parishes, the
Felicianas have maintained their rep
utation for intelligence and progres
siveness. Not that we would intimate
that those opposing the amendments
lacked those high qualities, but as a
people it certainly took both intelli
gence and progressiveness to act
concertedly and to dismiss prejudice
when the most aggressive forces
were laboring night and day to be
wilder the voters.
The Felicianas did not blindly play
"Follow the leader" as some charge,
for while they are loyal to the re
form regime, they continue to do
their own thinking. The vote, pro
and con, shows that, and leaves
nothing for the parishes to be asham
ed of in the circumstances.
ATTEMPTED TOO MUCH.
The loss of the tax revision amend
ment as well as several other most
useful amendments, while they will
be regarded in some quarters as a re
buke to the reform administration
should not rightly be considered as
such. This administration assumed
office with certain definite prom
ises made to the people and certain
ideals of conduct. No one can seri
ously contend that in any manner
or degree Gov. Hall has failed in
one or the other so far as one man
alone humanly could do what it re
quired some thousands of his fellow
citi;ens, acting as a majority, to as
sist him in doing. He has been
steadfast in his endeavor to meet
the expectations of the people.
The trouble is that there was in
the primary of January a majority
which had a strength largely ficti
tious. Several circumstances helped
esplecially in New Orleans to swell
the forces of reform, that were
neither permanent nor sincere. fhis
was soon evident, and reformers in
the legislature learned the lesson
twice over by hard knocks. Howev
er they passed a number of these
joint resolutions, despite the opposi
And there lay the trouble. In the'r
zeal for reform, they passed too
many. In common parlance they br
off more than the people could chew,
much less digest. No thoughtful writ
er or reader, but has been convinc
ed of this all through the ameni
ment campaign. Even the press has
been overwhelmed in its efforts to
lput the measures adequately before
From the nature of the case, tax
i revision took first place. It also took
,lmost all of the attention of the
public to the exclusion of the other
subjects of approval. Many of the
amendments were defeated because
h;lhir merits were not known.
Events prove it would have been
wi./ e to have made haste more slow
y., but defeat is more honorable than
to have attempted nothing meritori
oius. On the victors is laid the odium
(,1' obstructing progress.
The celebrated English dandy, Bea.u
Brummel made soap as fashionable
as its unsatisfactory substitute--scent,
He could be unperfumed and yet
dare get between the wind and the
company. His generation trusted to
the virtues of pomade and perfume,
he to soap and water. Many a man
now more esteemed for accomplish
ments did less for his fellows than
flrummel. He bathed.
DID THE PEOPLE VOTE FOR
Extracts from a sermon delivered
by Rev. Quincy Ewing in Christ
(Episcopal) Church, Napoleonville,
La., Palm Sunday, March 31, 1912:
Can anybody, having read the New
Testament, or a single one of the
Gospels, entertain for a moment !he
thought that the men who brought
Jesus to Pilate would have been
willing to refer the question of his
life or death to the mass of the peo
ple--the mass of the adult male pop
ulation of Jerusalem?
How absurd such a thought would
be is manifest on this evidence
alone, that during the last week of
his ministry he taught every day in
the porch of the temple, in the
very face of the highest civil and ec
clesiastical authorities, and not one
of them dared to molest him; not
one of them dared to order his ar
rest anywhere in or out of the city
in daylight. And, surrounded as he
was by only twelve unarmed disci
ples, what danger would there have
been in arresting him, had the peo
ple wanted him 'arrested and put to
The marvel is not that the people
of Judea did not prevail and prevent
the crucifixion of Jesus. The mar
vel is that they prevailed enough
tio force their chief priests to brib
ery and midnight subtilty, in order to
lay hands on a defenceless Propnet
and get him before the bar of their
It is well to have the record In
nmlnd when one hears such state
ments as that ascribed to the KaP
sas Congressman.* It is well to re
member at all times that Jesus was
crucified, not because the Jewish
people wanted him crucified, but be
cause they didn't want him crucified;
not because they rejected him, but
because they accepted him; not be
cause they were his enemies, but be
cause they were his friends.
If we must charge the Jewish peo
ple with responsibility for the cruci
filion of Jesus,1 let us do so fairly.
Let us, with the record before us,
confess that it was their approval,
not their condemnation; their hosan
nas, not their maledictions, that
sent him to the Cross. It is many
tlhousand times more likely that the
Jew we meet on the street to-day
is a descendant of one of those who
waved hi.s palm branch and cried,
"Hosanna to him who cometh in the
name of the Lord," than that he is
a descendant of one of those who
made the midnight excursion to the
Garden of Gethsemane, and then sat
as a judge in the Sanhedrin be
tween midnight and sunrise.
So. it would seem, the priest or
the politician is treading on danger
ous ground, who points back to Cal
vary when he decides against the
people the question whether they are
fit to govern themselves, or fit only
to give their consent to being gov
erned. The company of the chief
priests, scribes, and elders is not
good company for any man to place
himself in to-day, who believes that
the people need to be saved from
themselves by official saviors; that
majorities would go at once headlong
to selfdestruction, unless restrained
by a 'select minority.
The ancient elders, and scribes,
and chief priests-who were also
chief politicians-were firmly con
vinced that the people of their day
needed to be saved from themselves
-from the wild foolishness of follow
ing after Jesus of Nazareth with his
terrifying Gospel that threatened to
"put down the mighty from their seat
and exalt the humble and meek."
That is why they persuaded their re
tainevrs to ask Pilate for the freeing
of Barabbas and the crucifixion of
Jesus. The people could be safely
trusted to deal with the robber.
They could not be safely trusted to
deal with the Prophet!
The modern elders, and scribes,
and chief priests, and chief politic
ians, are as firmly convinced as their
ancie'nt prototypes that the people!
need to be saved from themselves--
from the wild foolishness of suppos
ing that they should have and en
clique or a class believe to be good
for themselves, rrather than what a
clique or a class bleievel to be good
for them. But the Nworld over, there
is abundant promise to-day that the
old conflict between the priest and
the poltician on the one hand, and
the people on the other, will not
have its old termination.
There is abundant promise that the
reign and authority of those who
"fear the people" is about to end;
that the leadership and service of
those who ti ust the people is about
There is abundant promise that not
the select circle of the ephods and
the breast-plates will prevail; but the
great multitude of the palm branches
*Congressman P. P. Campbell in
his published letter to Mr. Roosevelt.
POLICE JURY PROCEEDINGS.
St. Francisville, La., Nov. 6, 1912.
The Police Jury met in regular
monthly session with Hon. C. F. How*
ell, President, and the following mem
bers present: Chas. Weydert, A. S.
Brasseaux, T. D, Bickham, W. H.
Richardson, Lovett Wright, J. D.
Sadden, N. H. Barrow, Ike Cutrer,
S. L. Lavergne, T. H. Row.
Reading of minutes of last meet
ing was dispensed with.
The following bills were read and
Bank of West Feliciana, box
rent 2 years..............$ 10.00
J. H. Clack, main. prisoners. 24.40
J. H. Clack, railroad fare... .85
James Roth ................ 23.10
E. S. Muse, registration...... 5.44
Jim Barrow, repairing flue... 1.25
Maverick-Clarke Co. ......... 52.50
E. P. McWaters, lumber...... 6.50
W. H. Taylor, examining Kit
ty Chesthom ............ 10.00
A F. Barrow, same ........ 10.00
F. G. Hochenedel, brick and
cement .................. .75
True Democrat ............. 10.50
Chas. Tadlock, repair ........ 1.00
T. A. Womack, criminal exp. 19.95
J. T. Barrow ................ 7.00
A. M. Hendon, Secretary, sec
ond installment schools..1500.00
N. H. Barrow ............... 1.50
Wilhelm Lumber Co. ........ 28.t62
Attendance Police Jury.
Chas Weydert ................ $3.00
A, S. Brasseaux ............. 3.00
T. D. Bickham ............. 3.60
W. H. Richardson .......... 3.60
C. F. Howeli ............... 4.80
Lovett Wright ........ ........ 5.00
Jas. D. Sadden ............. 4.50
Thos. H. Row.................. 5.50
N. H. Barrow ............... 4.50
Ike Cutrer ................... 4.10
S. L. Lavergne ............. 3.60
Oct. 8, 1912.
CGeo. Baler 3.00, J. B. Aubic 3.00,
J. H. Logan 3.00, W. T. Binning 3.00,
H. A. Binning 3.00, Mose Vantromp
5.00, W. T. Forrester 3.00, E. S. Muse
3.00, Sargeant Percy 3.00, F. Spohn
3.00, Ovide Leonard 3.00, F. F. Con
verse 5.00, G. M. Bookter Jr. 3.00, M.
O Daniel 3.00, J. M. Pigott 3.00, J.
1. Daniel 3.00, J. P. Harvey 3.00, A,
R. Daniel 5.00, W. C. Howell 3.00, R.
E. Turner 3.00, H. B. Maynard 3.00,
C. T. Toorean 3.00, A. H. Wilcox 3.00,
F. C. Wilcox 5.00, J. S. Griffin 3.00,
Max Dampf 3.00, David Taylor Jr.
3.00, S. C. Roberts 3.00, C. H. Ar
gue 3.00, W. L. Stirling 5.00, W. H.
Neyland 3.00, Wiley McGraw 3.00, J.
A. Beckham 3.00, A. P. Smith Sr.
3.00, J. S. McCartney 3.00, W. J. Ry.
der 5.00, J. P. Bowman Jr. 3.00, E.
C. Peterson 3.00, G. F. Borland 3.00,
W. R. Campbell 3.00, J. J. Griffin
3.00, H. J. Simmons 5.00, J. F. Book.
ter 3.00, J. D. Sadden 3.00, J. 5.
Clack 3.00, C. E. Sadden 3.00, C. T.
Bill 3.00, J. Ortis 5.00, F. P. Row 3.00,
N. P. Hobgood 3.00, A. E. Rogillio
3.00, B. P. McWaters 3.00, L. A.
Winn 3.00, Mose McWaters 5.00, E.
E. McGehiee 3.00, F. S. Percy 3.00, J,
W. Diwsan 3.00, N. W. IDavis 5.00,
Ike Cutrer 3.00, W. S. Maryman 3.00,
Jesse Daniel 3.00, A. C. Paterson 3.00,
J. F. Maryman 3.00, C. D. Lloyd 5.)0,
B. Haralson 3.00, Hy Graber 3.00, N.
B. Smith 3.00, S. L. Lavergne 3.00, C.
Metz 3.00, R. S. Towles 5.00.
Nov. 5, 1912.
W. H. Wicker 3.00, W. T. Forres
ter 3.00, G. W. Newman 3.00, R. W.
Tempel 3.00, F. F. Converse 5.00, W.
D. Wills 3.00, H. A. Binning 3.00, J..
M. Bell 3.00), G. M. Lester 3.00, Mose
Vantromp 5.00, T. J. Ard 3.00, J. 0.
Perkins 3.00, S. C. Cobb 3.00, J. P.
Harwey 3.00, J. C. Ball 5.00, R. H.
Barrow 3.00, W. C. Howell 3.00, C.
T. Tooraen 3.00, S. C. Stirling 3.0)0,
F. C. Wilcox 5.00, C. H. Argue 3.J0,
W. L. Stirling 3.00, C. F. Howell
3.00, Max Dampf 3.00, Dave Taylor
5.00, J. A. Beckham 3.00 ......300,
N. A. Palmer 3.00, A. P. Smith Sr.
3.00, W. J. Ryder 5.00, J. P. Bowman
Jr. 3.00, W. R. Campbell 3.00, L. C.
Spillman 3.00. L. P. Wright 3.00, Joe
Peterson 5.00, J. DI. Sadden 3.00, J.
S. Sadden 3.00, W. B. Wills 3.00, J.
F. Buckles 3.00, John Ortis 5.00, N.
P. Hobgood 3.00, L. T. LeSaasler
3.00, B. P. McWaters 3.00, E. J. Gra
ham 3.00. Mose McWaters 5.00, B. I.
Barrow 3.00, E. E. McCGehee 3.00, F.
S. Percy 3.00, A. D. Percy 3.00, N.
WV. Danvis 5.00. Ike Cutrer 23.00, WV. R.
Daniel 3.00, J. F. Maryman 3.00, C.
D. Lloyd 3.00, S. L. Lavergne 3.00,
D. B. Faithorn 3.00, Hy Graber 3.00,
R. S. Towles 5.00.
The following resolution relative to
the liquor license was unanimously
An ordinance to levy, collect and en
force payment of an annual li
cense tax upon all persons, asso
ciations of persons, or business
firms and corporations, pursuing
any trade, profession, vocation,
calling or business in the Parish
of West Feliciana, Louisiana ex
cept those that are expressly ex
cepted from such license tax by
Article 229 of the Constitution cf
the State of Louisiana:
Be it ordained by the Police Jury
of the Parish of West Feliciana in
regular sessions convened on this 6th
day of November, Nineteen hundred
and twelve (1912)
Section 1. That there is hereby
levied an annual license tax for the
year (1913) Nineteen hundred and
thirteen, upon each person, associa
tions of persons, or business firms
and corporations pursuing any trade,
profession, vocation, calling or busi
ness, conducted, pursued, carried on
or operated within the limits of the
Parish of West Feliciana, La., which
may be subject to such license tax
under Article 229 of the Constitution
of the State of Louisiana.
Sec. 2. That on the 2nd day of
January, 1913, the tax collector shall
begin to collect and shall collect as
fast as possible from each of the per
sons or business firms, associations
of persons, and corporations pursu
ing within the limits of said Parish
any trade, profession, calling, voca
tion or business, a license tax as
herein provided. All licenses shall
be due and collectible during the
first two months of the year 1913 and
all unpaid licenses shall become de
linquent on the first day of March of
said year, and all firms who com
mence business after that date shall
become delinquent unless the license
is paid within ten days.
Sec. 3. That the annual parochial
license hereby levied is declared to
be the same as, and to be graduated
(Continued on page four.)
TOWN COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS.
St. Francisville, La., Nov. 5, 1912.
At a regular meeting of the Board
of Aldermen held this day, the fol
lowing members were present:
A. B. Briant, Mayor; G. W. New
man, Geo. Rettig, Joe Stern, O. Le
Minutes of last meeting were read
Motion made, seconded and carried,
That all water outlets situated on
the streets shall be equipped with
lock faucets and at any time key is
left in faucet the Mayor is hereby
authorized to have connection dis
Mayor and Marshal reported eight
Engineer's report read and filed
Motion made, seconded and carried,
That the Plant Committee is hereby
authorized to make rates with the
Bayou Sara Lumber Co. on water.
Motion made, seconded and carried,
That the report of receipts and dis
bursements submitted by the Clerk
be spread upon the minutes:
St. Francisville, La., Oct. 7, 1912.
Statement of receipts and disburse
ments of the Town of St. Francia
ville, from October 1, 1911, to Octo
ber 1, 1912:
Cash balance Corporation Oc
tober 1, 1911...........$ 440.86
Vaccine pts for B.S. 27.02
2 mill tax ...... 720.22
Tax notices ..... 6.35
Lease Kate Fischer 5.00
Licenses.. .. .. .. 6,660.00--$7,668.59
Light service .... 2,927.57
Water service.. .. 2,340.35
Tapping mains ... 7.00
L. R. & N. R.R.. 58.42
Oil barrels...... 12.00
Y. & M. V. RI. R.. 1.20
J. D. Tempel .... 7.00-$5,353.54
Total receipts.. $13,462.49
Road ........... 657.40
Commission ..... 192.00
Expense ....... 438.07
Feed mules .. ...: 361.75
Ware room .... 53.29
Maintain prisoners 98.80
and walks .... 234.10
Board of Health.. 95.80
Repair boiler .... 340.61
Electric poles ... 178.90
Oil outfit...... 903.96
Levee and walk
school ....... 600.00
Mule ......... 300.00-$6,283.33
Labor ........ 116.36
Expense.. ...... 368.99
Southern Coal Co.,
L. R. & N. R. R.. 51.00
Repair .. .. .. 292.50
Fuel .. ...... .. 1,511.21
Lub. oil waste .. 122.73
Mdse. for Plant.. 56.67
Tapping material . 14.66
Insurance ....... 106.20
Packing .. .. ... 28.16-$5,949.48
Total receipts .... $13,462.49
Total disbureem'ts $12,232.81
Less O.D. Plant Oct. 1, 1911 387.44
Cash balance on hand, Octo
ber 1, 1912 .......... $842.24
GOO. L. PLETTINGER, Clerk.
St. Francieville, La., Nov. 4, 1912.
To the Mayor and Board of Alder
Gentlemen:-We have used two
tanks of fuel oil at Plant since its
installation and on the last car I
find the following results:
Commenced using oil Sept. 28, con
sumed Oct. 19th, making a total of
22 days, 245 barrels at 94 cents,
$230.30 or a cost of $10.47 per day of
24 hours' run. Our report dated Sep
tember 1, 1911, to March, 1912, shows
that we used $1,715.06 coal in six
months' run, showing a cost of $9.53
per day, figured 30 days to month.
This shows that in the month of Oc
tober, on an average, we only used
94 cents per day more fuel oil than
Taking into consideration that last
month we watered work trains for
the L. R. & N. R. R., also furnished
water to the Bayou Sara Lumber Ct.,
a service that was not performed
last year, shows conclusively that
when the employes get accustomed
to the use of fuel oil that every
month they will find some little leak
that, when stopped, will show up to
the credit of the oil.
I have talked the matter over with
Mr. Dennett and he agrees with me
that it would be a good idea for
some one of the Board to go to the
Standard at Baton Rouge and see if
they would not let one of their ex
perts come up to look our Plant nad
boiler over and perhaps he could of
fer some suggestion that would cut
our fuel bill down.
I wiah to call the attention of the
Board again to the fact that we were
fortunate in securing a 94 cent con
tract and we should give the burn
ing of oil a thorough and unbiased
test before this contract expires.
G. L. PLETTINGER, Clerk.
Motion made, seconded and carried,
That the Clerk be a committee of
one to interview Manager of Stand
and Oil Co. with a view of securing
a practicaloit expert to look over our
Mr. Tadlock appeared before ihe
Board relative to opening up John
son Street. The matter was referred
to Road Committee.
Motion made, seconded and carried,
That the following appropriation. be
F. B. Denett, salary........$100.00
H. R. Anderson, salary ...... 60.00
G. L. Plettinger, salary...... 60.00
. 8. Davidson, salary........ 55.00
Joe Stern, attending meeting. 1.00
G. Rettig, atteading meeting 1.00
G. W. Newman, same ...... 1.00
0. LeJeune, same ........... 1.00
A. B. Briant, commission .. .. 16.00
G. S. Davidson, same......... 8.00
E. Newman, supplies ....... .55
J. C. Storm, supplies ........ 3.60
D. I. Norwood, hay ......... 65.00
True Democrat, printing and
contract ............... 21.75
M.& E.Wolf, oats and harness 18.00
Sam Greenup, shoeing mules. 3.00
T. Fitzwilliams & Co., receipt
book .................. 1.00
F. M. Mumford, supplies..... 2.65
Studebaker Wagon Co., hose
for wagon ............... 8.78
Chas. Weydert, supplies .... 75
Joe Levy & Bro., warrant book 5.75
R. C. Brasseaux, maintaining
prisoners .............. 5.00
O. L. Plettinger, cash paid for
express, etc ............. 10.10 1
A. M. Lockett & Co., supplies 7.20
Standard Oil Co., fuel oil..... 230.30
Electric Appliance Co.,supplies 19.05
General Electric Co., supplies 4.8.
Ahrens & Ott., supplies..... 7.50
J.Levy & Bro.,tax receipt book 5.25
Chas. Weydert, supplies ..... 89.82
On motion, meeting adjourned un
til Thursday night 7 o'clock.
A. B. BRIANT, Mayor.
0. L. PLETTINGER, Clerk.
The vote as cast in East Felicianaa
pardsh was: For Wilson 413, Taft 2, <
Roosevelt 12, Debe 6. For amend
ment No. 1, 281, against 105; for i
amendment No. 9, 334, against 105. ?
The other amendments are something ]
less for each.
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NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Dare them for success in business.
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meat Department, Complete College
Bank, College Store and Wholesale
Io misrepresentations to secure sta
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82000 former students, Soule College
Is recognized everywhere as a Wide
Awake. Practical, Popular and uac
OGO. SOUT & SOS.
I will be in the market for sweet
potatoes the year round. See me for
prices and shipping instructions.
W. R. DANIEL,
St. Francisville, La.
FOR SALE-Red Rust-Proof Seed
Oats and Pea Vine Hay.-JAS. P.
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-A few tons of fine
sugar cane. For particulars apply to
MRS. H. M. WILLIAMS, St. Francis
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.
FOR SALE--Grade Hereford Cattle,
Lespedeza Hay and Seed.
St. Francisville, 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
viso 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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this office to be sent to the State
Farm a Angola. No reading 'matter
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. Wm.
Kahn has sent in donations of read
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fifty-second as keenly anticipated
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suggestion for the girl at college or
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good things for every member of the
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