The True Democrat
Vel. XXI St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish La., Saturday, November 23.1912 No. 43
SK. C. SMITH, President. DR. C. F. HOWELL, Vice-President. *
, DAVID I. NORWOOD, Cashier. ANCEL ARD, Assistant Cashier. .
THE PEOPLE'S BANK
* St. Francisville, La.
+ Capital - - $50,000
* Surplus - - $10,000
* DIRECTORS: +
K. C. Smith, A. F. Barrow, Samuel Carter, B. E. Eskridge, C.
* Weydert, C. F. Howell, Ben Mann, F. O. Ham
ilton, Wm. Kahn, D. I. Norwood.
A general banking business ransacted. Liberal accommodation.
4 in accord with sound and conservative banking extended patrons. *
+ Certificates of Deposit Bearing 4 Per Cent. Interest to Time Depositors. +
Our Prescription Department is
our Pride and we make the filling
of Prescriptions a Specialty. We use
only materials of highest standard of
Purity and Strength.
Close attention to this Department
and years of experience have won
for us the confidence of both Phy
sician and Patient.
ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA.
S. I. Reymond Co., Ltd.,
Cor Main and Third Streets
Baton Rouge, La.
Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes Hats,
Clothing, Housefurnishing, Etc.
CARPENTER AND BUILDER
Estimates Furnished oil
Wire Doors and Screens
Window and Door Frames,
First-Class Heart Shingles
Always On Hand.
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"Do Unto Others As You Would
Have Them Do Unto You."
This is to inform the people that I have moved my store in
the old Gastrell building, where I shall be glad to see my cus
tomers and to serve them.
As the high water has crippled me considerably and as I had to
go to heavy expense, I would like to see everyone I have favor
ed come forward and do unto me as I have done to them.
Columbus and Weber Wagcns, Parry Buggies, American Wire
Fence 192 Ibs. to the roll and 26 Inches high, Deering Harvester
Tools, International Engine, and all the leading hardware imple
ments obtainable always on hand or on short notice.
Champion Potato Digger-the kind to dig peanuts and sweet
and Irish Potatoes-can be Seen in operation at W. Daniel's, Jr.
SEND YOUR PRINTING TO THIS OFFICE
WHERE IT WILL BE DONE PROPERLY.....
COUNTRY FAIR PROVES "
A GRATIFYING SUCCESS
Ladies of Grace Church Realize
Handsome Sum for Benefit
of Sidewalk Fund.
The projectors of the Country Fair
were entirely successful in their, ev
ery aim-a good time for all, and a a
fat purse to swell Grace Church's
i There were some donations in
money. Deducting expenses, the net
sum made was $210.00.
Pythian Hall was well filled on Fri
day evening last, attractive with
bright, interested faces, and the
booths that were placed along the
walls. The candy booth, in charge
of Mrs. Stewart McGehee, Misses
Maggie Ellis, Mabel Leake and Ori
ana Pillet, was very pretty, and did
a rushing business. Nearly twenty
five dollars worth of candy was sold,
and even more candy could have
been sold. The fancy-work table,
loaded with pretty articles of needle
work, was in the hands of Misses
Sarah and Louise Butler. They took
in nearly fifty-eight dollars. The ice
cream and cake table was in charge
of Mrs. J. L. Golsan, and sold out
almost completely before the auction.
The punch was dispensed by Mrs.
Feltus Barrow and brought nearly
ten dollars. A bevy of young girls,
Misses Florence Golsan, Leon and
Nathalee Doherty, did well with the
dolls. Misses Zellie and Margaret
Lawrason sold fancy post cards.
The booth that gave the name to
the entertainment was the most re
markable however. It represented a
country store to the life. "Ketchum
and Cheatham" belied their names
and candidly acknowledged that they
were "selling out above cost." Strings
of red pepper, fresh eggs, sweet po
tatoes, pumpkins, lent a realistic
touch. The prices were very reason
able. Mrs. J. Q. Tempel, Mrs. W.
T. Forrester and Mrs. Converse serv
ed, but as their wares were bulky,
they did not sell out until the nim
ble tongue of Mr. J. R. Matthews as
auctioneer disposed of every thing
"above cost." Mr. Matthews is al
ways fine as an auctioneer, and the
few minutes spent thus were much
The supper-room did well, selling
out completely, and taking in over
fifty dollars. Mrs. Briant, Mrs. Leo
pold, Mrs. A. Leonard, Mrs. Lawra
son, Mrs. Dennett and Mrs. Brooks
were very busy during several hours,
as nearly every one sought the An
nex either for supper or the nice hot
gumbo, prepared by Mrs. Brooks.
Of course there was a grab bag for
the children, and as the Rector took
charge of it, a merry time was assur
ed for the young folks, as all of
them are very fond of him.
Last in mention, but not least in
interest was the stage program, de
vised by Mrs. C. B. Maguire and Miss
Leila Golsan. The song, "Kentucky
Babe" was rendered by a number of
little girls dressed as negro mam
mies, and was a fetching number;
preceded as it was by a sick doll
Sscene with Bernice Hochenedel as
mother, Margaret Barrow, physician,
and Eloise Stocking as maiden aunt.
The latter also sang the solo part of
"Kentucky Babe" with Georgie Ret
tig, Eudolie Matthews, Edith Leake,
Hazel Gore, Marie Louise Lejeune,
Vivian Tempel, Marie Daigre, Lu
cille Magearl, Ellie Converse, Rosie
Tempel, as chorus.
"A Bachelor's Dream" was a pret
ty pantomime. Rev. Mr. Skardon
read the story. Dr. O. D. Brooks
represented the bachelor, and Miss
es Helen Johnson, Susie Thoms, Ame
lia Barrow, Edith Yunkes, Hat
tie Butler, Amy Leake and Irene
Dillon, his sweethearts of the long
ago. The negro valet was represen:
Ed by Ancel Ard. The scene was a
pretty one, and in encore made a
Ghostly but laughable was the
"Skeleton Rag" sung by Mrs. Ma
guiire, Misses Dillon, Leila Golsan
and Robbie Quinn, assisted by male
voices (ghosts.) The latter were J.
Aschaffenburg and Ancel Ard, skele
tons, whose dancing was realistic in
deed, that is if any one ever saw a
skeleton dance. The phantoms also
did good dancing. These were
5 Frank Barrow, Loule Hamilton, Clyde
Magear]. Hilary Forrester, and Feltus
SLeake. D. I. Norwoad 'as a phantom
played a guitar. The graveyard
scene was devised by Mrs. W. T.
Forrester, who fashioned the tomb
stones and also made the correct
skeleton markings for the costumes.
This "song and dance" provoked sev
eral hearty encores. Piano mus'e
was furnished between the numbers
by Miss Belle Tempel.
Dancing filled the evening until
two o'clock when "Home Sweet
Home" waltz brought all to a happy
RED CROSS STAMPS.
The Anti-Tuberculosis League of
Louisiana with headquarters in New
Orleans is maintaining a clinic and
two district nurses in that city, be
sides a sanatorium at Hygeia in St.
Tammany parish. At the latter place
curable cases from anypart of the
State are received. This is a great
and noble work and deserves to be
broadened in scope to such an extent
as to benefit all tuberculosis patients
to whom the door of hope is still
open. And perhaps no branch .f
philanthropy should make so wide an
appeal, since there Is no family of
any size in this State or any other,
but has suffered loss of one or more
of its dear ones, victimized by the all
prevailing, relentless White. Plague.
If all those who have thus suffered
bereavement would join the League,
how large would be the membership,
how ample the funds of that society!
But the League does not hope,
dares not ask for such a large rcs
ponse to its appeal for cooperation,
though it might well do so: in the
name of those loved and lost. But
the request for assistance is much
more moderate, laying much smaller
tribute upon the sympathetic, viz.;
the League asks the public to buy
and use the red cross stamps on
their mail matter.
The stamps cost only one cent
each. They are not good for postage
and when used on mail matter should
be placed on the back of letters and
packages so as not to confuse she
mail employees. The stamp for 1912
is in Christmas green and red, and
contains besides the greeting, "Mer
ry Christmas and happy New Year"
a picture of jolly St. Nick and four
red crosses. From the sale of these,
the League hopes to raise a large
sum for the carrying on of its bene
ficent labors. No one is so poor as
to be unable to spare a penny or
two for this noble purpose, whereas
many cannot spare a dollar a year
for membership in the League.
In every community these stamps
should be on sale, and one person,
at least therein, should interest him
self in pushing their purchase and
use during the coming Christmas sea
sons. For reasons very close and
personal to the writer, an earnest de
sire is felt that the Felicianas con
tribute yearly to this work in mem
ory of all those who have yielded up
their lives to the White Plague.
The League is making liberal
terms to those who wish to handle
the stamps. Any young persons who
wish to make a bit of Christmas'
money for themselves or their school
may learn the particulars by applying
in person or by letter to the editor.
THE GREATEST WOMAN.
Who is the greatest woman in all
:, rtory? On. hundred and fifty
school teachers recently answered
the question, and with enthusiasm
and unanimity the judges awarded
the prize to the one who made this
reply: "The wife of a farmer of
moderate means who does her own
cooking, washing, ironing, sewing,
brings up a family of boys and gir!a
to be useful members of society and
has time for intellectual improve
Mrs. Fishburn Carney again gener
ously remembers us with fine or
anges from her tree. Some of those
sent are over 12 inches in circumfer
ence: luscious and sweet as well.
WOODMEN OF WORLD TO
HONOR DEAD SOVEREIGN
Local Camp to Unveil Monument
at Grave of A. Villeret On
West Feliciana Camp No. 483,
Woodmen of the World, will, on Sun
day afternoon, unveil a monument at
the grave of their deceased Sovea'
eign, A. Villeret.
Local and visiting Woodmen are
requested to assemble at the Wooi
men Hall at 1:30 p. m., where the
parade to the cemetery will be form
ed. The procession will be headed
by the Woodmen Band of New
Roads, and Geo. M. Stern will act as
marshal of the (lay. Arriving at the
cemetery, Dr. A. F. Barrow will act
as master of ceremonies. The prin
cipal oration will be delivered by
Mr. Rudolph Kraus, of Lake Charles.
Miss Amy Leake will recite "O, Why
Should the Spirit of Mortal be Proud."
Musical selections will be furnished
by Mrs. S. L. Riggs, Miss Irene Dil
lon, Mr. Joe Aschaffenburg and Mr.
A. M. Hendon.
Among the visitors expected are
Hon. Jno. J. Cronan, Sov. Grand
Representative; Prof. Whitney and
others of New Orleans.
The public is invited to attend
After the unveiling, the members
of Feliciana Camp will entertain vis
iting Woodmen at their hall.
OBJECT TO CHANGE IN
Y. &M. V. SCHEDULE
Midnight Train Out of New Or
leans Means Poor Service to
This Section of State.
A vigorous protest is being made
by the patrons of the Y. & M. V.
Railroad living on the Woodville
Branch and on the main line north
of Baton Rouge over the proposed
change in schedule of the fast north
bound train No. 12, which now leaves
New Orleans at 2:55 p. m.
The company is figuring on a mid
night schedule for this train out of
New Orleans, which, if put into ef
feet, would render that train partic
ularly useless to the patrons of the
road in East and West Feliciana and
Southern Mississippi, and without giv
ing them a better service in the oth
er direction. From within a few
miles south of Vicksburg, the trend
of interests centers towards Baton
Rouge and New Orleans. By means
of the present admirable schedule
of this train and its companion run
ning in the opposite direction, pat
rons along the line are enabled to go
to Baton Rouge or New Orleans,
transact their business and relurn
home the same day. Should the pro
posed change go into effect this
would be impossible. All three north
bound trains above Slaughter would
Pass in the morning hours, and the
making of a trip to Baton Rouge or
New Orleans would require two days
and a night, when one day has suf
ficed before. The people of Ethel,
Clinton, Jackson, Wilson, Norwood
and points above are making a vig
orous protest to the Railroad Commis
sion against the proposed change and
it is to be hoped that no change will
The proposed change in schedule
has an interest to the people living
along the Woodville Branch of the Y.
& M. V., as returning from New Or
leans they can take the fast train,
come to Baton Rouge and spend two
hours and a half, and then take the
later train over the branch to their
destination. If the time of the fast
train is changed, the leaving time of
the Accommodation will be advanced,
the schedule lengthened and the lay
over at Baton Rouge cut out entirPe
We will receive
a car of meal,
feed meal and
bran. . . . . . ..
M. & E. WOLF.
WANTS NORMAL SCHOOL
AT CENTENARY COLLEGE
Representative L. Caulfield Will
Continue Efforts to Secure
Representative G. L. Caulfield, of
East Feliciana parish, who made an
effort at the last session of the gen
eral assembly to have the state take
over old Centenary college, says that
he is going to renew his measure at
the next session of the general as
sembly. In a statement he says:
"The state should establish a state
normal school at the old Centenary
college at Jackson. I made an effort
at the last session of the general as
sembly to have the state take over
the management of Centenary, but
failed, because at that time the Bap
tisl wanted to get conrol of the In
stitution to start a Baptist colleg?.
They have failed.
"I want the help of the Sixth dis
trict papers to have a normal school
made out of Centenary. The location
is one of the healthiest in the state.
I see that they have had to close
down the state normal on account ,"f
sickness. In my argument to the leg
islature I made the statemient that
I did not think it was healthy to nave
1514 girls and boys in one school,
which this institution had, according
to reports on April 20th,
"This school should be divided up
into two good schools, and let Cen
tenary college be opened as one of
the Normal schools. The school at
Jackson could be put in operation at
little cost. There are three large,
buildings and fifty acres of land.
The institution is on a hill, in the
pine woods, with plenty of good wat
er, and there would be no healthier
place in the world. It 'blougs to the
state and was established and bought
The editorial household acknowl
edges an invitation to a Chinese Tea,
at which Mrs. Samuel L. Riggs will
receive, Tuesday evening next from
8 to 10. If the affair is one half as
unique as the invitations, it will take
a prominent place in the memory.
The invitations represent a teapot
and cup attached, with an inscrip
tion, which reads:
"On Tuesday next we hope to C
Many kind friends at the parsonage T.
Affairs Chinese, and not of state
Will be our theme right up to date
Lots of good cheer, a program fine,
Bring free offering, it will in time."
The whole has the cheery request
that "Polly put the kettle on, we
will all drink tea."
The evening promises to be a
Ex-United States Senator James
Gordon is seriously sick at his home
in Okolona, Miss., with an attack of
pneumonia. He is very low but his
physicians believe he will pull
through. He is seventy-nine years
old, and is a man of wonderful
strength and vitality. His grandsons,
Gordon and John T. Barrow are well
known in St. Francisville.
Mrs. W. W. Burckhalter has sent
a box of magazine~s for the convicts.
Mrs. A. Schlesinger several novels.
The November box will be shipped
soon. When house-cleaning for
Thanksgiving, thresh out your old
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