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E14RIE ROBINSON I Editors
MRS. MAY E.ROBINSON f
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
clana 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
lubscription $1.50 a Year in Advance.
Saturday, January 25, 1913.
NO SPITTING ALLOWED.
At the December meeting of the
state Board of Health, a resolution
,was passed to enforce, after Marchl
1st, 1913, the Anti-spitting Regula
iton, which reads:
"Spitting upon the floors, platforms,
or any other place in or about any
railroad station, railroad or street
cars, church, theatre, school, public
building, hotel, restaurant, store, sid,
walk or street crossing, except in re
cepla:ltes duly provided for this pur
pose, is hereby declared to be a nui
sance prejudicial to the public health,
and is therefore prohibited."
Take warning. 1)r. 'Dowling has
dded his ipse dixit, which means,
You shall not spit in public pla',s,
xcept as duly provided for.
Meningitis is a good deal like pneu
onia in some particulars. In each of
hese diseases the germs get into
he nose and throat. In each of them
he average person who gets the germ
oes not get the disease; in each of
hem well persons carrying the germs
an coimmmunicate it to others; in
ach of them recovery from the dis
ase does not mean that the germ
isappears from the throat and nose.
11 of which means that it is mich
ore difficult to isolate cases of men
gitis than cases of smallpox or scar
The epidemiologic rule is that in
me of epidemic all people should
ke special pains to keel) the nose
nd throat clean. All cases should be
ell isolated, not only during the at
ck, but subsequently until the coc
s disappears from the nose secre
When a person has meningitis or
eumonia or has recovered from
ther, the nose and throat secretions
r years thereafter should be burn
or boiled-otherwise the carrier
ay harm his family or friends.
r. W. A. Evans, in Louisiana Health
WHEN JUSTICE IS SWIFT.
The newspapers are featuring a
se of swift justice in Mississippi,
en a negro who killed a town of
er, was tried, convicted and sen
uced to be hanged all within the
ace of a few hours. Certainly, but
should be noticed particularly shat
e criminal was a negro. -Justice al
ys seems to be able to peep under
blindfold sufficiently to mark the
hilopian skin in such cases. Had it
en a white man, there would have
en excuses and delays, probably
strials, and in the end, reprieves
d possibly a commutation of sen
ce. One sees such cases all the
e, in some instances, even the
rdered man's family clamoring for
chance to lighten the murderer'.s
|uch are the inconsistencies ef
thern justice, until its very name
made a mock of. It- becomes a
re cloak for vengeance, and loses
identity as a wise arbiter in hu
very one recognizes the fact that
mailed hand of justice, for the
e of peace, must rest heavily and
ely upon the negro, but there is a
or, just as disturbing to the gun
welfare, when bad white m·n
favored, because of their race.
be very sure that from heaven
ye, no racial distinctions are ae
nted, but only the mark of Cain
rhaps no wealthy woman's be
ing a bride has been the object
o sincere an interest, from ri:h
poor alike, as is the wedding of
Helen Gould. Neither envy no
ke casts one shadow upon the
lals of this pure, good womnan,
has used her wealth, as not abus:
it, for the benefit of her less
red fellow-creatures. Rather a
warm sentiment of hope for her
e happiness goes out frrom ev
heart, that the summer of mari
y though somewhat belated, may
o Ness delightful.
Is wedding emphasizes the al
-marked contrast between the
sisters, Helen and Anna Gould.
former is seen foremost in pub
ad private charities, the latter
vished her millions on herself
and her own selfish, often silly plans. D
Consequently,the public that in all its
hurry and scurry, makes sensible
and just judgments after all, 'ias
laughed her and her count and her S
prince to scorn, and has grimly en- f(
joyed the poetic justice of her mis- ri
For her sister, who has married a tl
plain American, there is nothing but tl
;good will, and if by any chance, the o
marriage should prove to be unhap- b
py, the public would feel a ,real re- t,
AS TO TAKING VITAL STATISTICS f;
That Dr. Dowling is making a sal- c
ly towards capturing the vital' sta- e
tistics will rejoice the thoughtful. Per- t
haps others need to be reminded t
that keeping a record of the births c
and deaths' of a people is not mere- E
ly a homelly form of history, but Is
allied to many kindred branches of t
human knowledge. Health, hygiene,
disease, morality all are affected, in
various ways. Immigration versus em
igration is vitally concerned. Hence
it is very necessary that a civilizedI
people should take an accounting of
their vital statistics and as most civ- I
ilized peoples do, it is high time 'hat
Louisiana shoult do so.
However what is everybody's bus
iness always will be nobody's care,
and Dr. Dowling is making a practi
cal suggestion as to its' becoming
specifically somebody's business to
take these vital statistics. Each po
lice jury should consider the matter
As a means of putting the plan in
to immediate practical execution, we
would suggest that the ward magis
trates have charge of the registra
tion, repporting to the parish clerk,
and dividing with him, the fees. this
would make for promptness, accu
racy and local6 interest.
The Donaldsonville Chief states that
nearly all! of the families of north
erners who settled on the Belle He
lene plantation two years ago have
returned to their former homes, hav
ing failed to "make a go" of their
agricultural operations here, proba
bly because of their entire ignorance
of local conditions and lack of famil
iarity with our methods of tilling the
soil. the exodus took place within
the past month, and very few of
the colonists remain.
Thus a partial failure is register
ed of what was hoped to be a fine
object lesson of a large plantation
successfully cut up into small home
steads. It is a great pity for such a
lesson is badly needed as both guide
and inspiration. It is .to be hoped
that a sufficient number are "stick
ing" to form a nucleus for future ef
The Chief names ignorance of lo
cal conditions and of Southern meth
ods of tilling the soil as the proba
ble causes of dissatisfaction, but it
is far more likely that impatience
with local conditions was a primary
cause. Most observers know that
the general shiftlessness of the peo
ple is very irritating to the North
erner. The uncleanliness of the ne
groes, and other traits to which Sou
thern people have grown accustom
ed, are as horrid as leprosy to the
strangers. They usually speak with
a like horror of the open houses, and
the lack of household conveniences.
rhiese things all militate against
the content of the newcomer, there
fore all home people, who are truly
interested in the settlement here of
good white immigrants, should do all
in their power to make strangers
feel at home, explaining local cus
-toms, and in a word fitting the n~w
shoe to their feet. Standoffishness
will not do in such cases, the stran
ger must be kept from getting home
A MAN: HIS NAME.
If every man would make it a rule
of his life never, under any circum
stances, to permit the use of his
name on a committee or a board, so
cial, fraternal or commercial, unless
h, actively perform the duties per
taining thereto, how much confusion,
misrepresentation, real harm would
be avoided! But with an easy, of
tn fatuous complaisance, a man
lends his name as freely as he gives
a bit c: string to tie a package, hence
,one sees a man's name on a recep
tion comnittee when he is known to
lbe a th:ousand miles away, he pre
s~ents an anomaly 'by appending his
signature to resolutions, that embody
".l;uiguag.- he could not use if his life
dcltpended upon it, but worst of all,
he is named on a board of directors
Sbut never sits as a member, does not
"direct" in fact. And if the bank or
the (ompany go wrong, he not only
fin!s himself legally involved in the
wrong-doing, but morally responst.ble
for the misfortunes of all who put
'their faith in the institution because
his name was on the directorate.
The newspapers teem with instances
of all this laxity that men show with
regard to the use of their names. It
nould seem that a man should be
c;reful of his name if he would E-ight
1) cherish his honor.
DR. DOWLING APPEALS TO PO
Dr. Oscar Dowling, president of the
State Board of Health, addresses the
following circular to the Police Ju
ries of the State:
"I wish to enlist your assistance in
the most vital health movement in
the State to-day. It is the question
of obtaining a record of deaths and
births. Without this information, sys
tematic effort in health work is im
"Were we in possession of these
facts, it would be easy to ward off
epidemics. If the death rate in a
certain portion of your parish report
ed for a month was abnormal, the
health inspector would be sent to
that point immediately to locate the
cause. But with no data we are pow
erless to do this.
"In one year Kentucky, through
the registration of ninety per cent
of the deaths, was placed by the Unit
ed States Census Bureau on the hon
or roll of states which make up the
registration area. I am hopeful that
Louisiana can do as well.
"If the Police Jury will give annual
ly ten dollars per thousand inhabi
tants, this sum will pay the local
registrar 25 cents per registration.
The State Board of Health will then
furnish necessary stationery, office
force to take charge of the records,
and vaultroom for safe-keeping of
same. Where Parish Health Officers
are provided with safety vaults, du
plicates will be furnished them.
"Where normal conditions prevail,
the United States Census Bureau es
timates 25 births and 15 deaths an
nually per thousand inhabitants. I
believe Louisiana's birth rate is high
er and death rate lower than this.
Help us to convince the WORLD.
"Hoping that you feel the impor
tance to the health interest of the
State represented in the registra
tion movement, I am,
"Yours very truly,
"OSCAR DOWLING, President."
West Feliciana Parish.
The population of your parish is 13,
449. Births would cost 25 cents each,
$84.00. Deaths would cost 25 cents
each, $50.25 It is worth every cent
to know this and will help to bring
immigrants to your section.
WOULD SHAKE THE LEVEES.
It .is said that the city of Baton
Rouge wants the State to pay taxes
on the State Capitol, the Penitenti
ary and all other property it owns
in that city. However, the suggcs
tion that any of them be moved away
would raise a howl that would shake
Lthe foundations of the levees for
-|miles around.-Mansfield Enterprise.
It surely would, so please don't
mention it, as the river is rising,
and we'll need levees worse, if pos.
sibly, than the capital needs taxes.
A PERFECT ANAGRAM.
It will be recalled that when Christ
was brought before Pilate, the Ro
man governor (according to St.John's
version of the story) asked him,
"What is truth?"
In the Latin text of the Vulgate
the question runs, "Quid est veritas?
Now, the answer is found in the
question itself, without adding or
subtracting a single letter. "Est vir
qui adest," the rearrangement gives
us: "It is the man who stands bc
The State is now "trying to prove"
Sthe wrecking of the Teutonie Bank
of New Orleans, a fact, which its
stockholders have known for some
time. A great old hardhead is that
same State, when the lawyers get it
President-elect Wilson disapproved
of the quadrennial piece of folly: the
"Why not say parcel, not parcels
post?" asks the Springfield Union.
SThe government has already answer
ed that question by adopting the
!.shorter and more exact word. P.ut
that Iouisiana editor who thinks the
B term, parcels post, due to some
c'llerk's error, is evidently ignorant
Sthat "parcels post" is the designa
tion used in England. But just as
her post-cards were first termed pos
n tal cards by Uncle Sam, he always
; insists on naming things as he
e pleas@s, usually for the better. But
when we say "elevator" where the
D iBrlton says "lift", his is the better
expression. He says "coals" for the
s fire. We say "coal," and then ours
| is the advantage.
Rub-My-Tiarn will cure you.
'John White & Co.
5 or 6 doses 666 will break any case
of Chills & Fever; and it taken then
ias a tonic the Fever will not return.
4 NINTH WARD NOTES. *
Mr. Hugh Connell spent Monday
Miss Mary E. Maryman was a vis
itor to St. Francisville on Wednos
Mr. P. S. Johnson was a visitor
to Jackson one day this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Wadsworth and Miss
Irene Wadsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Wal
ter Maryman, Mr. Jim Daniel, Mr.
Jesse Daniel and Miss Ella Daniel at
teided the Dobson-Hill wedding on
Miss Theresa Carney is spending
several days in Wilson, guest of her
brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs.
NEW Y. & M. V. SCHEDULE.
A new schedule will go into effect
on the main line of thl Y. & M. V.
R. R. tomorrow morning. The effct
on trains Nos. 12, 15, 21 and 22 will
be to i$Ice them on the schedule on
which ey were operated on prior
to the change made last November,
and which met with such a vigorous
I protest from the people of this vicin
ity. Train No. 33 (the Woodville Ac
1 commodation) will arrive at New Or
leans at 9:30 a. m., ten minutes ear
lier than formerly. Train No. 18 still
f leaves New Orleans at 11 p. m., but
s runs only as far as Vicksburg. This
train will carry New Orleans-Monroe
and New Orleans-Natchez sleepers.
The New Orleans-Memphis sleeper
- will be a part of the equipment of
No. 12, known as the Memphis Ex
I press. Train No. 19 will arrive at
- New Orleans at 6:45 p. m., instead
Heavy rain fell Thursday night,
e Friday was wet but not particularly
The river gauge registered 28.5 yes
" terday, a rise of approximately ten
1, feet, since last issue. The Weather
s Bureau reports that the heavy rains
t of the past two days in the Ohio
g Valley will retard the fall of the riv
er between Evansville and Cairo.
A stage of 38 feet in the Missis
sippi at Memphis (flood stage 35 feet)
is indicated within the next three or
n Ifour days, according to the bureau,
s and a stage of 46 feet at Vicksburg
1 (flood stage 45 feet), is indicated for
s Feb.i 4 or 5.
Y Mr. George Wilcox hands in a news
e paper clipping of the death of Mrs.
r Lina Holmes in Houston, Texas, last
week. Mrs. Holmes was a native of
t this place, and will be remembered
by the oldest residents.
,r5·1 • i m
203-Acre (plus) Farm with
Buildings, etc., and Rail
123-Acre Farm with Build
ings, etc., opposite the
Both fronting Woodville
Railroad and wagon road
eight miles from Court
Residence now occupied by
Residence now occupied by
E. S. Quinn.
~---- - --______~_ _
Residence, seven rooms and
Kitchen, near Bank.
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Jan. 27th to Feb. 4th, 1913. Return Limit, Feb. 14th,
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Jan. 30th 7 P. M., Knights of Momus.
Feb. 3rd 2 P. M., Arrival of Rex.
Feb. 3rd 7 P. M., Krewe of Proteus.
Feb. 4th 10 A. M., Rex Pagent.
Feb. 4th 7 P. M., Krewe of Comus.
Special Train from New Orleans, 11:15 p. m. Feb. 4th
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Ground Corn Cob and Shucks, Cotton Seed
Meal, Black Strap Molasses For Sale by
RICHARDSON & PERCY.
bani of West Feliciana
ST. FRANCISVIILE, LA.
S CAPITAL $50,000 SURPLUS $18,000
S. McC. LAWRASON. President. W. H. BUQUOI, Assistant Cashier. *
J. R. MATTHEWS, Cashier.
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.In the Market Again...
We will, beginning Monday,
Sept. 30, buy corn and other
produce at best market prices.
RICHARDSON & PERCY
BAYOU SARA, LA.
FOR SALE-Pine and Oak Wood;
cord and stove lengths-MISS LUCY
WATCH LOST-No. 4,379,367 Elgin
movement; solid gold double case;
ladies size. On fob of black velvet
was an Odd Fellowv charm; a square
inch of pearl or ivory with enameled
letters "F. L. T." diagonally across.
MITTIE F. FUGLER.
FOR SALE-Grade Hereford Cattle,
Lespedeza Hay and Seed.
St. Francisville, La.
STRAYED OR STOLLEN-One bay
mare colt, two years old; one sorri-l
Thare colt, white face, about two years
old. Will pay suitable reward for re
covery of this stock.
18J3t. Wakefield, La.
FOR SALE-Honduras Upland Seed
Rice; Nancy Hall Yellow Yams; Red
Triumph Potatoes at $1.00 per bushel
each; one dozen Indian Runner ducks
at 75c each.--WHITMAN WILCOX,
Wakefield, La. 18J2t.
ADVERTISE EVERY WEEK.
Jan. 30th= Feb. 4th
N :W ORLEA\NS
Will sell tickets at excep
Round Trip Fares
LIMITED TO FEBRUARY 14TH
and may be extended to
March 3rd, 1913.
See T. & P. Agents, or
GEO. D. HUNTER, G.P.A.
Rub-My-Tlsm will cure you.
ADVERTISE EVERY WEEK.