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The True Democrat.
St. Francsville, West Feliciana Parish La., Saturday, January 25. 1913.No.52
Ve Are Receiving
9A Car of Triumph, White
Star and Peerless Planting
SAlso 16 Per Cent. Phos
phate, Cotton Seed Meal
and Mixed Fertilizers.
gNew Simpkins Cotton Seed
direct from Raleigh, N. C.
4. 8 E. Wolf.
Our Prescription Department is
our Pride and we make the filling
of Prescriptions a Specialty. We use
only materials of higlest 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.
Iry Goods. Notions, Shoes Hats,
Clothing, Housefurnishing, Etc.
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o Unto Others As You Would
Have Them Do Unto You."
This is to inform the people that I have moved my store in
e old Gastrell building, where I shall be glad to see my cus
mers and to serve them.
As the high water has crippled me considerably and as I had to
to heavy expense, I would like to see everyone I have favor
come forward and do unto me as I have done to them.
Columbus and Weber Wagons, Parry Buggies, American Wire
ence 192 Ibs. to the roll and 26 inches high, Deerlng Harvester
oois, International Engine, and all the leading hardware imple
ents obtainable always on hand or on short notice.
Champion Potato Digger-the kind to dig peanuts and sweet
d Irish potatoes-can be seen in operation at W. Daniel's, Jr.
CARPENTER AND BUILDER
Estimates Furnished on
Wire Dooers and Screens
Window and Door Frames,
First-Class Heart Shingles
Always On Hand.
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INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION BLAMES
FLAGMAN CUNNINGHAM FOR WRECK AT MONTZ
The Interstate Commerce Commis- t
sion has made public the report of t
Chief Inspector of Safety Appliances
H. W. Belnap, who investigated the k
accident which occurred on the Y. & c
M. V. R. R. near Montz, La., on the
morning of Nov. 12, 1912, in whiq
sixteen people lost their lives, a
a large number received injuries.
"The direct cause of the accident,"
says the repport, "was the failure of
Flagman Cunningham to properly pro
tect the rear of his train.
"There can be no doubt that lhe
grossly violated the rules of the com
pany and absolutely neglected his
duty as flagman."
While the principal blame of the
wreck is laid to Flagman Cunning
ham for his failure to protect the
rear of the passenger train, Conduc
tor Stinson and Assistant pTraiamas
ter McBurney also are blamed for
failing to properly perform their du
ties, and Engineer Drehr, of the
freight train, is censured for failure
to obey a rule of the Yazoo and Mis
sissippi Valley which prescribes a
limit of twenty-five miles per hour
"Assistant Trainmaster McBurney
was also responsible for the safety
of his train, but he took no proper
means to see that his train was pro
tected," declares Mr. Belnap.
"i ie engine of train No. 58 plow
ed almost entirely through the rear d
coach of the excursion train, tele
scoping two coaches for almost their
entire length and drove the entire
train ahead, a distance of 226 feet.
The severity of the impact makes it
evident that Engineman Drehr was
greatly, exceeding the speed limit of
twenty-five miles per hour at the
time he was flagged,
"The majority of the coaches in
the excursion train had been in ser
vice many years and would not be
considered suitable for use in heavy
trains in main line service.
"Traffic of such density as exists
on this line would seem to warrant
the use of a block signal system for
the 'operation of trains.
"The Yazoo and Mississippi Valley
Ral~road is controlled by the Illinois
Central Railroad Company. The rea
son given for not using the block sys
temn on the division where this col
lision occurred was that all money
available for the installation of block
signals is already being spent on
r portions of the system where traffic
r conditions more urgently require
TRUE DEMOCRAT WILL AN
START USEFUL FEATURES/
Beginning with the first issue in r
February, The True Democrat will Cou
start two new departures calculated has
to be of interest to the majority of Cloi
our subscribers. in
One of these will be the publish- pro
ing weekly of a weather and river fun
report. The daily rainfall will be Z
given, as will the weather prediction bar
for the twenty-four hours succeeding foll
date of issue of the paper. The stage Ne
of the river as recorded on the Ba- ide
you Sara gauge will be given, 10o- wa
gether with any other river news of ha'
local interest, fur
The other new feature will be in los
the nature of reminiscences taken Ut9
from the files of The True Democrat,
twenty years ago. This will no doubt We
be of interest to many of our sub- re;
scribers, many of whom were actors ou
in past events to be chronicled in
this department. W
These reminiscences will be culled to
for their news value alone, and all hs
that is painful or that would wound ey
the sensibilities of the living will be tb
Y. & M. V. CURTAILS
TELEGRAPH SERVICE w
Pursuing a policy of retrenchment,
the Illinois Central Railroad Compa- a
ny has removed from its employ the L
services of about 300 telegraph oper- 11
ators between Chicago and New Or- a
leans. Accordingly G. H. Tempel, 1
local operator for the Y. & M. V. was t
released from service at the local
station, but will be given employment a
with the Company at Gloater, Miss. i
In future the Y. & M. V. station I
here will not be open after 5 o'clock I
p m. Passengers going north will
have either to buy tickets and check
baggage before that hour, or have the
train crew check the baggage and
pay cash fare on the train. Baggage
ar belonging to south bound passengecs
will have to reach the station before
5 p. m. or be brought down in the
This new move on the part of the
Railroad Company leaves the two
towns without any kind of telegraph
service between the hours of 5 and
10 o'clock, p.m., as the Postal station
is located in the Y. & M. V. railroad
station, and the night operator at the
L. R. & N., where the Western Un
ion office is located, does not go on
duty4 until 10 o'clock.
Convenience to the public does not
seem to figure in this new arrange
A big business Journal deplores Con
gressman Pujo's ignorance of mod
ern business methods. It is non-ap
Spreciation, not ignorance.
ANOTHER WOOD VILLE
BANK GOES TO WALL
The Citizens' Bank of Wilkinson due he
County, located at Woodville, Miss., but whe
has closed its doors and C. D. Mc- he
Cloud, cashier of that institution, is resume
in jail charged with embezzling ap
proximately $43,000 of the bank's
The suspension of business by the
bank and the arrest of the cashier
followed an investigation made in
New Orleans by J. M. Sessions, pres
ident of the bank. When McCloud
was taken into custody he admitted
having gotten away with the bank's
funds and stated further that he had
lost most of the amount in specula
Only five months ago the Bank of
t Woodville was closed for similar
reasons, and now Woodville is with
I out a bank.
I For some time a coterie of men in We
Woodville have been dabbling in cot- quarto
I ton futures. While some of them Press,
I have accumulated considerable mon- six mc
1 cy from this source, it is a fact that,
a that this has been the cause of pose
wrecking two banks, the imprison- tre
ment of two men and the loss of press,
much money to stockholders and de- Good
positors. At the time the Bank of and ti
Woodvillle went to the wall, the Cit- Junior
izens' Bank rpublished a statement We
which looked very well on paper, type,
though at that time the same insidi- andre
ous cause that wrecked its rival was figure
at work on its own vitals.
t, The banking laws of Mississippi barga
a- ire not nearly so strict as those of condl
ie Louisiana, and there is no state bank- parts,
r- ing department. It is related that at foi i
,r- a recent session of the Mississippi mach
:l, legislature the proposition was made (Level
ad to enact more stringent banking leg- whew
al islation. This did not meet with the A kit
at approval of Mississippi bankers, and, Corr
it is said, there were not enough with
on boarding houses at the state capital th
ck to care for the crowd of people who the
ill went there to lobby against the pro- wall
ck poseld laws.
he $27,000 belonging to the county whic
nd was on deposit with the bank when ones
age it closed its doors. each
ore President-elect Wilson says that he W
the "will not be acting as a partisan, first
when he picks out progressives and 30c
the only progressives to aid" him. Moss
two back Democrats, stand from under!
and A correspondent informs the Mor- at 1
on gan City Outlook that the total num
the ber of deaths to date resulting from ed
the recent fever at the Normal is Sar
Un- nine, with one other in a critical con- Cal
dition. We note that a young lady V
in East Feliciana died, last week, one 15,
e-t of the Normal's victims- $4.,
Frank Munsey thinks he has
Con- thought of a way for the Progressives
nod- and the Republicans to get together
-pp- again. Roosevelt's ambition was all
that separated them in the first place.
;ONVICT lGUARD MElTS
WITH HORRIBLE iEATH
Joe Todd, aged about forty-five (
years, and employed on Angola tate dei
Farm as a convict guard, was run StU
down and killed by some train on an
the L. R. & N. tracks, two miles An
inorth of town, during the early hours da
ct Monday morning. do
The mangled remains were discov
ered about daylight, Monday, and re- A
port of the grewsome discovery was be
made to the railroad agent. Dr. W. It
H. Taylor,! parish coroner was noti- by
fied and he immediately went to the of
scene of the tragedy and held an in- o
quest. The body was literally ground hr
to pieces and was scattered along
the tracks for a distance of 150 yards, r
being picked up by the section men hi
with shovels. A ten-dollar bill and a W
silver dollar were found in one of
the pockets. A receipt for a bill of lt
clothing bought of Maas Bros., at a
Baton Rouge, established the fact tl
that his name was Todd. A pecu- o
liarity of the accident is that one of p
the shoes and both leather puttees u
which the man was wearing at the t
time of his death were knocked
from him and were not injured in I
the least. a
The remains were brought to town t
and were positively identified by
several persons. Dr. Taylor commu
nicated with the police officers at
Baton Rouge, but nothing could be
learned of the dead man's relatives, 1
and the body was buried here.,
The man came to Bayou Sara from
Angola, Sunday morning. He was
seen later in the day in a thorough
ly intoxicated condition. About the
time the night train to Angola was
due he was seen about the station,
' but when the train came, at 2:15 a.
i m., he did not get aboard, so it is
presumed he had started to walk to
Angola and was run down. However,
an examination of the two engines
that went north that night failed to
disclose any signs of blood on them.
The tendency to paternalism in
this country is to be regretted and
should be vigorously opposed .by all
persons who are not in favor of the
entire superseding of individual et
fort. We heartily indoree the fol
lowing paragraph on this subject from
the Houston Post: " 'he government
is going to grow topheavy just in
proportion it undertakes to do fog
the citizen what he ought to do for
Some Genuine Bargains In
Improved Cranston Newspaper Press. ML
We have an Improved 6-column
quarto Cranston Newspaper and Book is
Press, which has been used less than wt
six months, and on weekly papers et Sa
that, which we are anxious to dis- 10
pose of. Have motor, belting and fix
tures which will be sold with the lei
press, or separately, as you desire. ha
Good reason for wishing to sell. Price $2
and terms will be made reasonable. W
We have a two-letter Junior Lino- r'
type, equipped with two-letter eight C
and ten-point matrices, advertising B.
figures, quad block and three border
slides, which we will dispose of at a w
bargain. This machine is in first-class it
r condition, has no broken or worn out o
parts, and will do everything claimed
t foi it by the manufacturers. This it
I machine is for sale because it has ii
e developed our business to the point i
where we need a Model 8 Standard. P
e A kit of tools goes with this machine.
, Correspondence Solicited. t
h We would be pleased to correspond a
with any one needing one or both of f
the above machines. Prompt replies
will be made to all enquiries.
California Job Cases.
We have 21 California Job Cases I
, which are absolutely as good as new
ones. We offer these cases at 45c j
each, f. o. b. Bayou Sara.
Italic or Job Cases.
e We have 24 Italic or Job Cases, in
fn, irst-clss condition, which we offer at
ad 30c each, f. o. b. Bayou Sara.
We have 7 lower news cases, in
first-class condition, which we offer
Or- at 30c each, f. o. b. Bayou Sara.
in- I triple job case at 40c, one Improv
Dn ed job case at 50c, f. o. b. Bayou
on- Case Stands.
tdy We have two City Case Stands No.
)ne 15, good as new, which we offer at
$4.00 each, f. o. b. Bayou Sara.
We have one Mustang Mailer, which
is new and has never beenL used,
which we offer at $5, f. o. b. Bayou
We have six pounds of ten-point
leaders, two dots to the em, which
have never had ink on them; cost
$2.88, will sell for $1.75.
One 3A font No. 5040 10-line Wood
Iype, has never had water on it.
Cost $3.25, will sell for $2.00, f. o. b.
One 3A 4a font 8-line Deviane
with figures, has never had water on
it. Cost $7.64, will sell for $5.00, f.
o b. Bayou Sara.
This type is as good as on the day
it was bought. We want to sell it
in order to put our type equipment
I Five pounds 20-point en-set adver
tising figures, including dollar marks
I and lower case c. Will take $1.50
f for the lot.
s Five pounds 10-point en-eet adver
tising figures, including dollar marks
and lower case c. Will take $1.50 for
a the lot.
w These figures are in first-class con
c dition, many of them have never been
inked. The reason they are for sale
i¢ that we have bold figures on the
n linotype and do not need these.
We We have a quantity of two and
three-em eight and ten-point quads
in which we will sell while they last at
er 25( per pound. Just the thing to
use in setting up your mailing list.
Du With the exception of the linotype
and press listed above, all goods men,
tioned in this ad. will be sold for
lo. cash only, and money order or check
at must accompany order. These goods
will be delivered f. o. b. Bayou Sara.
The Frue Democrat,,
St. Francisville, La.
ANGOLA LVEE SAID TO
BE IN GOOD CONDITION
Colonel C. Harrison Parker, presi
dent of the Board of Control of the
State Penitentiary, has completed
an inspection of the river front at
Angola, which is in a measure en
dangered by the high water coming
down the river.
Colonel Parker does not think that
Angola is in any serious danger of
being flooded. The weak spot in the
levee system is the new, soft levee,
built in closing the Angola crevasse
of last spring. On this, as on all
new levees in Louisiana, the earth
I has not been sodded, grass has not
had time to grow, and if the water
remains too long against the new em
bankment there is danger of it giving
t The levee at Angola is an unusually
Slarge one, and the authorities do not
.L anticipate any difficulty in holding
It the new one at Angola. The Board
i- of Control has the record of com
)f pleting every levee contract that it
is undertook after last year's high wa
ie ter before the present rise began.