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The True Democrat.
Vol. XXI St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish La., Saturday, November 30. 1912 No.44
K. C. SMITH, President. DR. C. F. HOWELL, VicerPresident.
* DAVID I. NORWOOD, CasAier. ANCEL ARD, Assistant Cashier.
THE PEOPLE'S BANK
St. Francisville, La.
Capital - - $50,000
Surplus - - $10,000
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 f
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
- ician and Patient.
ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA.
I i i - - - - - .. ... ..... . ....- - - .
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 on
Wire Doors and Screens
O Specialty O
Window and Door Frames.,
First-Class Heart Shingles
Always On Hand.
"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 Ilke to see everyone I have favor
ed come forward and do unto me as I have done to them.
Columbus and Weber Wagons, 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.
8END YOUR PRINTING TO THIS OFFIGE,
WHERE IT WILL BE DONE PROPERLY......
WEST FELICIANA CAMP
UNVEILS A MONUMENT
Local Woodmen of the World
Pay Last Tribute to De
West Feliciana Camp No. 483,Wood
men of the World, paid the last tri
bute to the memory of their deceas
ed Sovereign A. Villeret, by unveil
ing a handsome monument at his
grave in Grace Churchyard, Sunday
Perfect weather marked the occa
sion, and a large number of local and
visiting Woodmen, besides many non
members of the Order, were in at
The parade, headed by the W. O.
W. Band, of New Roads, started from
the lodge room at two o'clock. Geo.
Stern was marshal of the day. About
sixty members of the Order were in
The ceremonies at the grave were
beautiful in their simplicity. Two
selections were played by the band,
and a quartet composed of Mrs. S.
The late A. Villeret.
L. Riggs, Miss Irene Dillon, Mr. A.
M. Hendon and Mr. Joe Aschaffen
berg rendered appropriate songs.
G. M. Stern, Chas. Tadlock, F. C.
Wilcox, A. Leonard officiated in
their several capacities as required
by the ritual, and the symbolisms of
Woodcraft were beautifully exempli
fied. The U. S. flag was carried by
Dr. A. F. Barrow, as master of cer
emonies, unveiled the monument.
This is a graceful shaft of white
marble. .. ft. In height with granite
base and suitably inscribed to the
memory of Abraham Villeret. The
grave was completely covered by a
blanket of choice ·chrysanthemums,
arranged by Mrs. Robert C. Wickliffe,
Swith white camellias at the head.
The "wedge" was outlined in gar
lands of evergreens, and within the
enclosure those participating in the
SMiss Amy Leake recited "O, Why
Should the Spirit of Mortal be
SProud?" This poem is a part of the
memorial ceremonies of the Wood
Mr. Rudolph Krouse, of Lake
Charles, was the orator of the tay.
He was an intimate friend and asso
ciate of Mr. Villeret, not only in
Woodcraft, but in Odd Fellowship, b,
Ing fellow Grand Representative at
the time of Mr. Villeret's death. lie
paid a beautiful tribute to the mem
ory of his deceased brother and
friend, concluding with a few appro
priate remarks on Woodcraft.
The general love and esteem in
which the memory of Mr. Villeret i;
held was evidenced by the large at
tendance from all parts of the pr
ish, also by the deep feeling display
ed by most of those present. From
many eyes fell the tribute of tears to
this departed friend, whose friendli
ness and public spirit will not soon
be forgotten. Miss Villeret and Mr.
Chas. Villeret, of New Roads, were
present to witness the ceremonies in
honor of their beloved brother, and
if anything can assuage their grief,
it must be the continued precious
ness of their dead in public memory.
S"To live in hearts we leave behind
is not to die."
After the Camp honors had been
given at the grave, the Woodmen,
) together with a few invited guests,
gathered at their hall, where an elo
, quent talk was made by Sovereign
John Kronan, of New Orleans, who
represents the Louisiana Jurisdiction
in the Supreme Lodge of the Order.
Mr. Kronan had been taken for a
drive in the hills earlier in the day
by Sovereign Geo. Stern, and in his
speech remarked upon the beauties
of the scenery of West Feliciana.
He paid a beautiful tribute to the C
manner in which Miss Leake recit
ed, and then gave a talk showing
the protection afforded by the
Woodmen of the World. His remarks
were necessarily brief on account of
his having to catch the train back to
After several selections by tile
band, refreshments were served.
PARISH TEACHERS WILL
HOLD TWO-DAY SESSION tI
Progranm of the West Feliciana Par- 01
i h Teachers' Institute, to be held C
in :lie Juliu,3 Freyhan High Schocl f
t building. Friday and Saturday, Dec. a
616t: and 7th, 1912: f
Friday Morning Session. a
1(0:00 Opening Exercises-Miss Eliz- p
abeth Bellinger. P
10:1; "The Teacher and the School", e
Chap. 18-Miss M. L. Gullatt. e
10:4:, "The Teacher and the School",
Chap. 19-Miss E. Raphiel.
11 15 The question box. Every teach
er will bring some school
problem of discipline, methods
etc., for discussion.
12:04 Noon Intermission.
Fli iay Afternoon Session.
I:o3 "li e l"avorite Teacher"--Mr.
O. H. Briedenbach.
":("u "Psychology and the Teacher,'
Chaps. 11 and 12-Mrs. L. 1'.
" "P.;y .hcloy and the Teacher,
Chaps. 13 and 14-Mliss Bird:e
:':00 Address to Teachers-Dr. F,.
Friday Night Session.
7:23 Mussic-Arranged by Miss Ru
S.:;:0 "How to Have a Good School"
-Supt. A. M. Hendon.
S:30 Reading-Miss Irene Dillon
8:45 Address-Dr. E. L. Stephens.
9:30 Music-Mrs. J. L. Golsan and
L. Miss Leila Golsan.
1- Saturday Morning Session.
9:00 Opening Exercises -- M i s
n 9:15 Class Recitation-Miss Margie
Discussion of same.
i- 9:45 "The Teacher and the School",
y Chap. 20-Miss Irene Wads
r- 10:30 Recess.
t. 10:45 "Psychology and the Teach
re er," Chap. 15-Miss Irma Fal
ie 11:30 "Psychology and the Teach- I
ie er," Chaps. 16 and 17 - Miss
a H Simmons.
s, 12:00 "Psychology and the Teah.h
F, er," Chap. 18-Miss L. Bran
r- These meetings are for the patrons
le of the schools as well as for the
le teachers, and afford the patrons a
good opportunity of ascertaining .he:
,y spirit and motives of the teachers,,
)e something of their devotion to dutyI
ie and their high ideals of effective ser
Dr. Stephens, president of the La
re fayette Industrial Institute, is one of
y. the leading educators of the State,
0- and has an enviable reputation as.a
n speaker. All will be pleased with
It A. M. HENDON,
le Parish Superintendent, West Fellci
a- ana Parish.
0- A SANE PLAN OF RIVER
i After some debate the great Farm
.t- ~rs' Congress yhich held its annual
,r- convention at New Orleans recently,
y- endorsed the Newlands bill, which
m provides for the prevention of over
to flows along the Mississippi and its
1i- tributaries by a scientific plan of
)n conserving, deflecting and distribut
r. itlug tihe flood waters of the river.
re This plan is opposed with some as
in perity by the interests that are be
d hind the wasteful and deceptive all
·f, levee system, but the better thought
is- of the country approves the New
y. lands bill and it ought to be enact
nd ed into law. It will require large
sums cf money to carry out the plans
en but it will be money wisely spent,
n, for the system, once completed, will
ts, afford permanent protection and re
1- sult in wonderful prosperity through
'n out the valley.-Country Review.
PASSES AWAY IN CITY
Capt. L. W. Brandon Died
in New Orleans Sunday
After Long Illness. a
After lingering for days, at the h
very threshold of death, Capt. Lane ti
W. Brandon passed into rest, ten o
minutes after midnight on Saturday u
night, aged 75 years, 3 months and ,
9 days. The body was brought to St. 7
Francisville from New Orleans, oil b
the L. R. & N. train, Monday morn- 1
ing, and the funeral ceremonies o
took place immediately aftet at Grace n
Church and Cemetery. An unusually c
large representation of his comrades o
of West Feliciana Camp No. 798, U. n
C. V. met the train in a body and
followed on foot to the churchyard,
a touching tribute of loyalty and af- U
fection. They were also the honor- p
ary pall bearers. A large number of h
persons came from all parts of the b
parish for the funeral. Few men who 11
ever lived in West Feliciana were t
ever so unreservedly and deserved
War-time picture of Capt. Brandon. t
ly esteemed as Capt. Brandon. In
terment was made in the Ryland lot,
and in addition to the impressive
burial rite of the Episcopal church,
Rev. A. W. Skardon officiating, Dr.
Brooks read the U. C. V. service. f
Wost Feliciana Chapter; U. D. C. sent t
flowers and flag as tribute to this E
latest hero of 1861-65, who had pass
ed to his reward. I
Lane W. Brandoni was born, in Wit- 1
kinson Co., Miss., Aug. 15, 1837, son
of Gen. William L. Brandon and Ann!
Eliza Ratliffe, scion of families
known and honored in the annals of i
Mississippi and Louisiana. He was (
educated at Harvard, class of 1960, 1
leaving tlhe university to follow the :
fortunes of the Southern Confeder,- a
cy. He enlisted as a private soldier i
In a company' raised by his father
in Wilkinson Co., April 1861. He sawI
serlice :hroughout the war, and wa:
successively promoted till he was
made a cantain after the battle of
Gettysburg. He was in fifteen of
the prrincipal battles fought by thei
army of Northern Virginia, being
absent from his command only three
times, twice from wounds and once 1
from other sickness.
Capt L:randon was with his com
imnnd when it and Ewell's Corps, to
which it was temporarily attached,
surrendcred at Sailor's Creek. He
was in the capitol prison at Wash
ington City, April 14, 1865, when Pres
fdcnt Lincoln was killed. And for a
while a howling mob disturbed re
pose, but it was dispersed on ap
pearance of soldiery. Capt. Brandon
was paroled from Federal military
prlsor on Johnson Island in June,
1865. His father, two brothers and
himself (the whole family) served
- in the Confederate Army from begin
ning to end of the Civil War, mak
ing an unbroken record of loyalty,
.devotion and service to the Con.ed
In 1866, he was married to Miss
- Ann Eliza Semple, and later Lhey
- made their home in WVest Feliciana
t parish. At their plantation, Como,
- they resided continuously, until with
- in the last few years, they purchas
3 ed a residence in New Orleans,
s where they made their home the
greater part of the year. Their four
Schildren are Mrs. Bennett I. Barrow
- and Mrs. Jas. D. Wood of West Fe
liciana, Mrs. D. F. Buchanan and
Miss Belle Brandon of New Orleans.
D)eath never entered the little fami
ly circle until now. Capt. Brandon
had been in a precarious state of
health for some years. His eyesight
was impaired in consequence, a great
trial to one of his habits of reading
From 1884 to 1896, he was clerk of
court, making a fine official from (\'v
ery point of view. He retired from
office with the love and esteem of
all with whom lie had come in con
tact, and he could have had any oth
er office in the gift of the people,
had he so desired. He preferred
however the duties and cares of plan
tation life, which during the years
of his residence in town had rested
upon the shoulders of Mrs. Brandon,
assisted by their eldest daughter.
Henceforth he lived a retired life,
but one which was brightened by the
love and confidence, not only of his
own family and kindred, but of his
neighborhood and community. His
calm, impartial advice, his wide view
of men and matters, his tender hu
mor and unfailing sympathy were all
freely drawn upon as his friends had
need, whether in politics, business or
other affairs of life. He was a non
pareil among men. As was said of
him in these columns last week: By
birth a gentleman, culture and right
living have but accentuated his na
After all, no more complete tribute
than that can be paid to any man.
than to say lie was a gentleman,
with all the true and inner meaning
that the word implies.
He (lid his work on earth well, a
workman needing not to be asham
ed. Eternity finds him prepared to
take up its immortal tasks.
ON RETIRING PASTOR
At the Fourth Quarterly Confer
ence of the Methodist Episcopal
Church South, St. Francieville charge,
the following resolutions were unan
"Desiring to express our apprecia
tion of the work done by the pastor
in charge of this Charge, the Rev. S.
L. Riggs, during his pastorate of tht
past four years, we offer the follow
"RESOLVED, That Bro. Riggs has
filled in the most satisfactory way
the important office of pastor in ov
"RESOLVED, That as a citizen his
presence has been of the greatest
benefit to the entire parish; always
wide awake to its interest, morally
"RESOLVED, That Bro. Riggs has
not only been a spiritual advisor to
our people, but has contributed by
his advice and example to their
awakening to the bright future in
store for them along the lines of ma
"RESOLVED, That we desire ,o
express our thanks both to him and
his wife for their faithful service in
our midst, and that we trust that
wherever his work may call him, he
will makd as many friends, and do
as much important work as he has
"RESOLVED, That these resol"
tions be published in The True I)em
o-rat, of St. Francisville, and the
Christian Advocate, of New Orleans.
"C. C. MILLER, P. E.,
"JAMES KILBOURNE, Sec."
COME TO LOUIBIANA.
The following few prices make
farm life in Louisiana look good
Land selling in New York City at
$270 a square foot and above; in
Chicago chickens and butter each
selling at 50 cents a pound in high
class stores, and guaranteed eggs at
60 cents; in Germany the wholesame
price of swine is 18 cents, beef 22k
cents, and veal higher, these prices
compelling people to eat the horse
meat more than heretofore.
Modern conditions indicate that a
;great many people in the great
rcities must either go back to the
Sfarm or starve. Louisiana, with its
cheap lands, fertile soil and open
. winter climate, offers an opportunity
to thousands to become independent.
Louisiana has thousands of acres of
land that will feed many thousands
rmore of people and enable them to
live in comfort. This state can se
- cure many of these people if it will
I but let its advantages and opportlni
Sties become known.-Crowley Signal