Newspaper Page Text
RSONAL BUT POLITE 4
Leake and son, Feltus, were
Orleans for a short stay.
.ary Hamilton spent several
town last week.
Evelyn Martin was the guest
Amelia Barrow for the dance.
Anna May Connell has re
and Ruffin Stirling were at
Olive Ard spent the holidays
ome at Freeland.
Bertha Latane will spend
k-end at Woodville.
Florence Hamilton has re
to the State Normal.
Rosalie Rtchar4son entertain
Sfriendsa on New Year's eve.
LeJeune was at home from
n College for the holidays.
Lucy Folkes spent the holi
her home, Fairview.
Amelia Barrow went to New
B. Dennett and small son
riends at Wilhelm.
Hamilton remained at tne
rmal during vacation as he
b with Mr. Roy.
on Schlesinger and family
St. Louts, Thursday after
Mrs. George L. Plettin
rialned at a family dinner
vers on Sunday.
Ladye and Robbie Quinn
ek-end guests of Miss Helen
as. Perkins went to New Or
unday, to join relatives from
rg and Ancel Ard were in
eans at the week-end, rhey
oing to Honduras.
B. Maguire is in New Or
e guest of her sister, Mrs.
ott, of Baton Rouge, was a
t week, of Mrs. .1. S. Gore
althorn is the guest of her
B. Faithorn, at his country
S. Ni. Downs returned from a
1 holiday visit to her rela
White Castle, La.
mma Clack, after enjoying
say, returns to St. Joseph's
Eleanor Barrow returns to
S ta' College, Vicksburg, after
Theresa Mann attended a
n Woodville, Thursday night.
rns to her school near Ope
ampf, after spending the hol.
home, returned to school In
rleans. His sister, Miss Fan
urned to the State Normal.
of Court, E. S. Muse, has
crutches, this week, on ac
, f a severe attack of rheuma
. Briedenbach returned last
y from a delightful trip to
The other teachers of the
hool returned from trips to
enora Mahony spent the hol
Pride, La., with her par
er sister, Mi's Eloise, return
her for a short visit at For- I
ere of the D,. T. Towleos' fam-,
e up from New Orleans toll
rlstmas at Oulda. Miss Righ- ,
New Orleans, was their house l
She attended the dance min ,]
st Friday night.
IMamlie Butler went to New I
for a luncheon, given by C
' unter C. Leake, in honor ofi,
- esmalds of Miss Mary Elliest
S whose wedding takes p!ace on I
. Miss Butler will be a mem- J
the bridal party, as will Mr.
F. Barrow spent Saturday
Orleans. Johnston Barrow
umford Leake aclcompanied
! d it is related that Mr. John- I
rmstrong gave these small '
e time of their lives between
pictures and the trolley belt
NALS FROM THE JACKSON '
Cecile Bowman, of West Fe
is visiting Miss Irma Mat
as. Kilbourne, president of t
st Feliciana Truck Growyrs' a
tlon, has called a meeting of g
ganization to be held at the 1
4 ouse on Saturday, Jan. 11th, lt
. m., for the purpose of dis- '
plans for planting , spring p
Mr. Chas. P. Stone, of Clin- /p
been invited to attend the i
g and give his experience of i
of a certain kind of ferti
SCARRIAGES FOR TWO. t
and Mrs. Garnett Howell re
n the birth of a daughter,
they have named Virginia v
in memory of his mother. b
and Mrs. Fred Wilcox have at
; on added to their bright lit- s
rily circle, h
- CHURCH NOTICES. 4
Rev. Alvin W. Skarden, Recter.
Sunday after Christmas
Holy Communion, 7:30 a. m.; Sunday
School, 9:30 a. m.; Morning Prayer;
eand Sermon, 11 o'clock; Evening
Prayer, 7:30 o'clock.
Wednesday, Circumcision and New
Year's Day-Holy Communion 9 a.m.
Friday-Litany, 9 a. m.
On New Year's eve (Tuesday) ther
,will be a celebration of the HoIlo
l Communion and Sermon 'at St. Mary'*
The Christmas tree celebration of
Grace Sunday School will take place
this Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock,
at Pythian Hall. There will be a
short service at Grace Church and,
afterward, the children will go over
to the Hall. The committee decided
that no presents or candy will be
given to children, unless they are
present, or have some one to repre
sent them. A most cordial invitation
is given to all the children of thbt
town and parish to come to t!se
There will be Preaching at the
Methodist Church, morning and ev
ening, by the new pastor, Rev. Mr.
Quarterly conference will be held
at this church, Jan. 8.
S ABSENT FRIENDS.
(Will not our readers help us to
make the "Absent Friends" Pars
graphs more complete? We are al
ways glad to report news of people,
well-known here and former rest
dents, but who are living elsewhere.
Phone us, or write us a postal card.
This is one of the most popular sub
divisions of the paper, and with news
of a larger circle, would become not
only more interesting but positively
helpful in keeping up with those "ab
sent but not forgotten.")
Miss iela Wicker, of Zachary, is
visiting Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Wicker,
a' Elgan, La.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Evans Percy,
of Bogalusa, named their baby Frank
Evans, the first cognomen being in
honor of Mrs. Percy's friend, Miss
Miss Nellie Carney and Mr. Robt.
St. Clair, of Seymour, Texas, were
married at the home of her sister,
Mrs. Ed. Robinson, Dec. 19. Miss
Carney will be remembered by many
friends in this parish, as a portion of
her childhood days were passed here,
in the home of her grandmother, the
late Mrs. M. J. West. Miss Carney
was the youngest daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. T. D. C rney, deceased.
The frien ls of Mi. and Mrs. Brooke.
Munson are sincerely sympathizing.
with them :n their grief over the
death of t leir sweet little seven
months old son, Willie Connebl Mun
son, which occurred last Saturday af
ternoon at 4 o'clock.
Jack Gilmore has a good railroad
position at Helena, Ark.
Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Lewis, of Wood
ville, have a new daughter, their
third child. Coming in conjunction
~ ith Christmas, it simply squelched
Editor Lewis' editorial page on the
Iepublican last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Moise Conrad at
tended the reception Christmas ev.
ening at National Theatre, in Pana
ma City, tendered President Taft by
the President of Panama. It was a
grand affair, and there were more
Americans present than Panamanlana
Rub-My-Tism will cure you.
In selling Christmas and New Year
cards for the church missielons, Miss
Fdit Leake sold more than all the
other children together.
To close out surplus, The True
Democrat offers a quantity of blot-(
tftng paper, 19x24 inches, at twoi
sheets for five cents. Colors: white, i
pink and yellow.
The Christmas tree for Grace Sun-!
day School, and incidentally enjoyed ,
by all the children of the vicinity,
was the event of last Saturday af-.
ternoon, at Pyhian Hallt, following
a short service at the church. Im
provements are made yearly in
handling the eager crowd and in dis- 4
tributing the presents, and this was
very noticeable on this occasion, rhe
pupils of the Sunday School were
permitted to enter the hall first, and
were first served ia the distribution t
of the presents-which was but fair.i
All the boys and girls are gradual
ly getting off to schoool, according
to the length of vacation allowedI
Mrs. W. L. Stirling sends us, by a
way of New Year's greeting, a large I
bag of oranges, grown at her home, [
Upper Wakefield. Planted in a spot [
sheltered by the dwelling, the tree
has come into prolfic bearing. |
i / USING THE PARCELS POST.
i The first package to be entered
at the St. Prancsville postoffice for
Parcels Post delivery was mailed by
Elrie Robinson to his sister in Tex
as, early Wednesday morning. the
Y7 first package to be registered under
-r the new system was by Andrew Ret"
g tig. Miss Theresa Mann received a
package from the D. H. Holmes Co.,
w or New Orleans, which was the first
1 package to be 'received at the local
postoffice by Parcels Post.
The first package to be dispatched
from the Bayou Sara postoffice was
by Mr. Mayoux, a traveling man; and
the first to be received was by Mrs.
If Jno. F. Irvlne, Sr.
e For the information of our read
C, ers we will state that any one wish
a ing to take advantage of the cheap
1, rates of the Parcels Post will have
r to buy the special Parcels Post
d stamps, as packages bearing the reg
e ular postage stamps will come under
e the old fourth class rate which ;s
- much higher than the Parcels Post
a rate, and all packages so mailed will
o be held for additional postage.
e The stamps used for the new sys.
tem are of various denominations
ranging from one cent to seventy
five cents. They are about the size
e of the special delivery stamps now
-in use, though red in color. In d;
mensions and color they are similar
to the Columbian Exposition stamps
Slissued by the government in 1893.
The designs show many phases
of our modern industrial and busi
ness life and some denominations are
) devoted to a pictorial exposition of
the wonderful postal service which
Uncle Sam has built up and which
enables the expeditious transaction
of the vast volume of business done
by the American people..
The 75-cent stamp is red in color
and bears the picture of a harvest
ing machine, typifying the vast agri
cultural resources of the country, the
modern methods used to till the soil
and harvest the crops, and presuma
bly the great advantage which the
parcels poet p~ervice will bring par
ti'cularly to the rural population of
The 25-cent stamp bears the pic
ture of a big manufacturing plant
and shows how the wheels of Indus
trinal activity revolve.
The 20-cent stamp bears the pictor
ial representation of an aeroplane car
rying Uncle Sam's mail.
The 15-cent stamp shows the au
tomobile mail service.
The 2-cent stamp bears a represen
tation of a city carrier and the 4
cent stamp shows a rural carrier.
The 5-cent stamp shows a fast
mail train. The 10-cent stamp shows
the steamship and mail tender, and
the 1-cent stamp shows a clerk dis
tributing mail in a postoffice.
A W. O. W. HUSTLER. E
District Manager Robert Hender- I
son of the Woodlmen of the World
hae just completed his best year's
work since his connection with the c
-order, and has landed another prize-
a round trip to the order's headquar- I
ters in Omaha, Nebraska, with all i
expenses paid. Mr. Henderson states '
that in round figures he has written C
uith his own hand $650,000 of in- (
surance for the Woodmen since Jan. 1
1. 1912; that the order will easijy add i
125,000 new members this year, and I
that the reserve fund now exceeds 1
He will represent Louisiana In the .
convention of state managers to be c
held in Omaha Jan. 9, 10 and 11th.
Mrs. Henderson will accompany her t
husband on the trip, and they willl
visit several cities in the north and a
west before returning to Donaldeon
DR. THOMAS 8PEC JONES DEAD.s
Dr. Thomas Spec Jones, one of the 5
oldest citizens in central Loulsfana,
d;ed suddenly Tuesday morning while I
reading a newspaper in his chair. O
He was eighty-six years old, and 1
was for many years a practicing b
physician in Baton Rouge, and before I
in Jackson, La., where before the e
war he was a lecturer and profe8- r
sor in Centenary College. He leaves c
two brothers older than himself, liv- t
ing in Alabama, one of whom was a i
member of the Confederate Congress. II
Dr. Jones himself was for many I
years prominent in public affairs in I
IouslIana and the Sixth District, be
ing a member of the General Assem
bly and holding other positions of C
trust and honor. a
He leaves one son, Col. Sambola I
Jones, of Baton Rouge. Dr. Thos.
Spec Jones and Dr. Robt. Jones, of
B'tton Rouge, and Dr. Jones, of Clin- t
ton, are grandsons. He left several t
great grandchildren also.
Colds are even more common than I
usual, but what can be expected
when the weather is so variable?!
Thursday for example began foggy
and gray, then there was mild sun
shine. Next came sfddenly an April- i
like shower had the drops been less
cold. Then more sunshine, follow
ed by winds as high as those of
MIarch, but cold. How's that for va
rlety? , &
Bank of West Feliciana
d Located at St. Fraucisvill, La., Parifh of West
. Report furnished to the State Ezaminerof
te State Banks by the above Bank at the
close of business on Dec. 18th. 1912
' Demand loans $ 21,928.24
a Mortgage loans 45.750 00
Other loans and discounts 116,062 09
It Overdrafts secured and unsectired 19.651 03
Stocks and bonds. . 1,321 00
ii Banking house, furniture and fixtures 22,700 00
Other real estate owned . .. 11.674 00
d Due from Banks.. 15.960 73
Cash items . .75 36
Gold coin. 136 00
Silver. nickel and copper coin 3.081 03
Currency . 3.562 00
Suspense account ........ 1148 33
Total ..... . 63.154 94
P Capital Stock ..... .. 50,000 00
e Surplues... .. . 18,000 00
- Individual Savings deposits . 9.430 49
Due to Banks.. 1.106 74
Individual deposits . 63.675 26
r Time Certificates of deposit .. 64,536 45
8 Bills Payable . . 56.500 00
Total . . 5263.248 914
I State of Louisiana.
Parish of West Feliciana.
I. S. McC. Lawrason. President; and 1. J. R.
Matthews, Cashier of the above named Bank
de solemnly swear that the above statement
is true. to the best of my knowledge and be
lief. Subscribed and sworn to before me this
S4th day of December. 1912.
E. S. Muss.
Clerk of Court and Ez-omfcio Notary Public
1 St. Francisville, West Felioiana Parish. La.
December 24, 1912.
. the Stockholders of the Bank of
.4y direction of the Directors
the Bank of West Feliciana you:.tre
hi''rby notified that a meeting of
the Stockholders of said bank is call
edl f r the 6th day of February, 1913,
and will be held on said date, at the
hour of 3 o'clock p. m., at the Bank
:ng House, in St. Francisvile, La.,
for the purpose of considering and
deciding on an increase of the Cap
'tal Stock of said Bank from Fifty
thousand dollars as now constituted,
to One Hundred thousand dollars,and
of providing for the issue of stock
to represent said increase of capital;
and for the further purpose of con
sidering and deciding on an amend
ment to the charter of said Bank
adding a Trust Department to .ts
business, and of changing the name
of the Bank to Feliciana Bank , nd
J. R. MATTHEWS,
Cashier and Secretary of the Board
Rub-My-Tiam will cure you.
NEW YEAR CARDS.
All the New Year cards on sale in
this town were sold before Jan. 1,
and many went unsupplied at that.
This is, so far as we know, unusual.
It seemed that with one intent ev
ery one followed this beautiful cus
tom, concerning which, we express
Heretofore we have regarded it as
pleasant in itself, but a waste to
send Christmas and New Year cards.
Their mission of greeting executed,
of what further use are they? we in
quired. But having had a larger num
ber of such cards than usual, and
from unexpected sources,' and hav
ing undergone sundry delightful
warmlngs of the heart in conse
quence, we are ready to shout with
the loudest, "Great is the Christmas
card. Long live the New Year card"'
Nothing else so fills the need of
bri'et but cordial greeting, and it is
perfect so long as it does not sug
gest perfunctory remembrance.
Mr. Willie Ball, who has only re
ccntly taken up his residence on his
share of Troy plantation, has under
taken the task of renewing the
grand old avenue of stately oaks,
that has long been one of the show
places of the parish. The ravages
of time and of "the prince of the
powers of air" have wrought many
breaks in the lines of trees, but Mr.
Ball is replanting to fill the vacan
cies, and also cutting down those
rendered dangerous by age and de
cay. In hewing one of these old
trees, he found a silver bullet of
most peculiar shape embedded in the
heart of the tree. How it came there
belionge to the lost annals of the
5 or 6 doses 666 will break any case
of Chills & Fever; and if taken then
as a tonic the Fever will not return.
, Wyoming being posted, according
to law, any person found on the place
trespaeesig, or in the yard, pulling
flowers or breaking branches off the
shrubbery, will be prosecuted to the
fulleat extent of the law.
LYDIA C. WICKLIFFE, Tutrlx.
The boys and girls from Solitude,
after being put across Big Bayou Sa
ra, walked to town, Tuesday, on ac
count of the bad roads, and in order
not to miss school. The distance was
five miles, and they made it in an
hour over the L. R. & N. track.
Notice to Advertisers
The True Democrat's New Rate
Card Goes Into Effect on
Jan. 1st, 1913.
With the beginning of the new year, THE
TRUE DEMOCRAT will put into effect a new schedule
of rates governing display advertising in its col
umns. The new rate card, which in future will
govern all display advertising in THE TRUE DEMO
CRAT, has been carefully arranged and the figures
have been set at a price consistent with the cost of
production and worth to the advertiser.
The rates have been graduated on a scale
which will make it advantageous for every adver
tiser to keep a large advertisement constantly
before the publie. Obviously it costs more to pro
duce and handle a small advertisement for a short
time than it does for a larger advertisement for a
longer period; accordingly, the rates on this class
of advertising have been raised to figures which
makes it bear its just proportion of .the expense
incident to publication. This does not mean a
raise all along the line, for the rates on larger
amounts of space to be used within a given time
have been materially reduced.
The rates heretofore in effect on advertising
in THE TRUE DEMOCRAT are the same rates which
were established when the paper began publication,
nearly twenty-one years ago. Since that time the
cost of living and the cost of production have in
creased to the extent that it is now necessary for
us to readjust our rates to make them conform to
The new rate card has been printed in booklet
form, and all necessary information will be fur
nished upon application.
Other Customs Effective Jan. Ist.
Attorneys or other persons bringing legal
notices to this office for publication must guarantee
payment of bills for same. The fact that a person
does bring such copy to this office for publication
will be construed as an acknowledgment that he
does guarantee payment of bills for same.
All parties bringing or sending copy for funer
al notices to this office must guarantee payment of
bills for same within thirty days. The printing of
a funeral notice is given right of way over every
thing in the shop, and we will positively not wait
until an estate is settled to collect our bills, as this
process often takes years to accomplish, especially
where there arel minor children.
Parties desiring to have government postal
cards printed must either bring the postal cards or
the money for same when they bring the copy.
"Little Ads" will be charged.for at the rate
of one cent a word for each insertion. Persons
who have no account at this office must bring cash
Obituaries, resolutions of respect, cards of
thanks, advertisements for entertainments at
which money is to be raised. notices of lodge meet
ings, and allother notices the publication of which
obviates the necessity of sending out of written or
printed notices will be charged for at regular' ad
Bills for advertising and job printing must be
paid on the first of the month following such ser
vice, unless special provision is made to the con
The subscription is due and payable in ad
Advertisements will be changed as often as
the advertiser desires,.
The True Democrat,
St. Francisville, La.