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THE TRUE DEMOCRAT.
t i 'OFFICIAL JOURNAL bF THE PARISH. W. W. LEAKE, JR., Proprietor. SSubscription, per annum - - $1.50. ISSUED Evannr SATURDAY. , n.tered at the Post Office at St. Francis. rille, La., as second class nmatter. SATURDAY, JAN. 23,.1897. The crevasse at Pass a L'outre is a. ature's effort to relieve the flood S' of the Mississippi. It should give a huint as to the remedy to be provid. ed, viz, outlets. The naming of King Oscar as :i'fifth arbitrator is the fatal flaw in the arbitration treaty. The other i tfour should make their own selec ti on. The convicts of the state of New York are worked in the prison Sshops to supply the different ne c.essities of the prison, clothing, `bedding, tood, etc., and those not engaged in such occupations are put to breaking up stone for use in Sbuildtingroads throughout the state. As little machinery as possible is S-used in the manulfacture of the dif. it'ferent articles. In the weaving oft bedding, old-fashioned looms are used, thus doing away with engines and other machinery used iln the outside factories. This we 4. believe is a step, and a long one ill the right direction. Convicts should be made to earn their living while in prison, anlld ally surplus should be used in puttinlg the state build. ings, roads, etc., in better shape. Lake Charles Echo. [Contributed.] The Public Invited. It seems to bean impression current '0mong many, that the great meet ing of the State Agricultural So. ciety, ait Baton Rouge on Jan. 27, 28 and 29th is to be "a delegate conveat)lln,"' alnd only tle delegates Sappointedl ,y some known au. "thority of ate or parish will be expected to participate. To correct this impression it is only necessary to quote the i.n gauge of the address to the citizens ot the state, published ill the last issue of this paper, signed by tilhe Presldent of tlhe Society, John Dy. anond, as follows: "The public, par ticularly the farmers anld planters of the a(ljoillig parishies, are ear itestly invited to attend all sessioIns of this society. Ladies are cor dially invited" etc. Were it simply a delegate con ventiont, no doubt it would do a vast aluount of good, but thile good that it coutld so do, is not comnpara bie to that whlich it mighlt do, it the occasion should be seized with avid ity by hundreds ot our farmers, planters, mInerclhanlts andi profess ional lmenll, all, all in fact, who have the ilmprovemenlelt and development of thle State, at heart. If these classes would attelnd and partici. ]pat, tlhe imeeting could be made a red hot uniion and fusion of the thoughts and energies of the most progressive mene ofthe State. How much good would be accomplished further by welding those thoughts into a fixed resolve to force Louisi " ana into her rightful place among tile sisterhood of states, the place assignled her by Nature and by Nature's God. First among the states iu fertility of soil; first in climfate; anid with every elemenllt within hler borders to constitute her the queen of the group;-the wealthiest and most prosperous of all-she now lags far, far behllind very many of her sisters, a handmaiden waiting at their foot-stool for colitributions to aid her every enterprise whenl site should be the dispeuser of more va Sried and abundant products than all combined, and the recipient of the wealth ot her sister states in re turn for her produce and hlandiwork. These conlsiderations `should fire Sour energies. Let us wake up, get together, exchange ideas, and make this meeting the starting of a new era in the development of the future wealth and greatness Louisiana. Audubon. With the above title, a beaut:fel little book comes to our table, bear ing the compliments of the -uthor, Mrs. Mary Fluker Bradford. The binding simulates a bit of wood. green bark, and would have de lighted the heart of the naturniist himself, As suggestive is it of the bosky shades lie loved so well. But the special charm of Mrs. Jhl ad ford's booklet is between the covers for trenchlantly, prettily and well has her facile pen sketched the story of the great ornithologist. She treats the subject as one who feels its char':m, and thus carries ar the reader along with her through the early struggles of his unalppreciated genius to the full culmnination ot his fame in later years. Louit,iana is proud of Audubon. But even more so should West Feliciana assert her claim upon him, because it was here that he passed one of the opening and trying stages of his career. Our woods have telt his presence, and in many .of the old pla!ntatioit homes was he entertain. ed, all unconscious as the hosts were, that they had one among them whom Fame would not wil lingly let die. All this and more does Mrs. Bradford relate with the fond touch ot one who loves the tradition or the fact for its own sake. The book is an inspiring one and is most timely just now as Jan. 29, 1901 will be the fiftieth anniiver sary of the death of Audubon, and it is suggested to have a monument to his memory ready to unveil on that (late in the park that bears his name in tilht, city of New Orleamns. Mris. Bradford has generously dedicated the proceeds of her dain ty book to form the nucleus of such a fuiid; though if her book, which is reaching its second editioii, receives the appreciatioin it deserves, it might easily accomplish the entire work. Let West Feliciana do her share. The books are on sale at Mulifiord's drug store, St. Francis ville for $1.00 each. It may be said in passing that the author hecrselt deserves though sl;e does not ask, some recognition from our people, being a inative of East Feliciana, but so near our bo," tier line that she seems indeed one of us, and one whose interest in the great Audubon is properly our ownl also. The above notice lhas been delayed 'far two weeks on account of the crowded state of our colmums. $100 Reward $100 The readers of this paper w4ill be pleased to learn that there is at least one dread eddisease that science has been ablle to cunro in all its stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh C(ulre is the only positive cure known tothe medical fraternity. Ca tarrh being a conmtitntional disease, re quires a constitutional treatment, Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken interially, acting directly upon the blood and mucous sur faces of the system, thereby destroying the foundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength by building up the constitution and assisting nature in do ing its work. The proprietors have so much faith in ':its powers, that they of fer one hundred dollars for any case that it fails to cure. Send for list of testimon ials. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0. Sold by druggist, 75c. Hall's Family Pills are the best. -- ,,i-,---~-- .o-lnm ----4. Real Estate Transfers. Ben Mainn to O. D. Brooks, lot on Catholic Hill, St. Frauncisville $600 Mrs. M. lHamilton to F. O. Hamiton her 1-12 of 400 acres, 2nrd ward 250 J F Roberts to S. Roberts 100 acres of land 4th ward 284 W. F. Hagauman to F. V. Hagaman 500 arpents 5th ward 2000 WA Maryman to Miss Mary E.,Mat. tie A., and Adela L. Maryman his j interest in the home place olth ward 500 Jack Thompson has been appointed mail messenger between the towns and the depot. The gin of Mr. N. B. Riddle was doe, troyed by fire, Thursday afternoon. Liver Ills Like biliousness, dyspepsia, headache, consti. pation, sour stomach, Indigestion are promptly cured by Hood's Pills. They do their .work Hood's easily and thoroghly. P ills 25 cents. ~All drug . Prepared:' C. I. Hood a& Co., Lowel, Mass. The only.l to take with hood', sarsapariltl. Nervous People often wonder why their nerves are so weak; why they get tired so easily; why they start at every slight but sudden sound; why they do not sleep naturally; why they have frequent headaches, indigestion and nervous Dyspepsia The explanation is simple. It is found in that impure blood which is contin ually feeding the nerves upon refuse. instead of the elements of strength and vigor. In such condition opiate and nerve compounds simply deaden and do not cure. Hood's Sarsaparilla feeds the nerves pure, rich, red blood; gives natural sleep, perfect digestion, is the true remedy for all nervous troubles. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is the One True Blood Purifier. $1 per bottle. Preparedonly by C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mas. oure Liver Ills; easy to ood's Pills take, easy to operate. zte. When I have Time. When I have time, so many things I'll do To nake life happier and fa;r For those whose lives are crowded now with care. I'll help to lift them from their low des pair. .When I have time. When I have time, the friend I love so well Shall know no uero th~o weary, toiling days: I'll lead her feet in pleasant paths al ways, And cheer her heart with Words of sweetest praise, When I have time. When you have time! The friend you hold so dear May be beyond the reach of all your sweet intent; May never know that you so kindly meant To fill her life with sweet content, When you had time. Now is the time! Ah, friend, no longer wait To scatter loving smiles and Words of To those around whose lives arc now so dear. They may not meet you in the coming year Now is the time. -Indianapolis Sears, The Dreaded Consumption Can be Cured. T. ,A Slocam, M. 'C., the Great Chemist and Sclentist, Will Send Free to the if. flitted, Three Bottles of -His Nev ly Discovered Remedies to Cure Consumption and All Lung Troubles. Confident that he has discovered a reli able cure for ccansumption and Ill bron ;chial, throat alndl lung diseases, goml decline and weakness, loss of flesh ani conditions of wasting, andl to mi:ak great merits known, he will senld, fe three bottles to aniy reader of the True Demnocrat who may be suffering. Already this "new scientific course of medicine" has permanently cured thou sands of apparently hopeless cases. The Doctor considers it his religious dII ty-a duty which he owes to humanity to donate his iufallible cure. He has proved the dreaded consumption to be a curable disease beyondany dotubt, and has on file in his American and Eu ropean laboratories testimonials of experi ence from those benefited and cured, in all parts of the world. Don't delay" until it is too late. Con sumption uninterrupted means speedy and certain death. AddressT. A. 81ocum, M. C., 98 Pinestreet, New York, and wheli writing the Doctor, please aive express and postoffice address, and also mention reading this article in the True Democrat. Bank Meeting. The stockholderM of the Bank of West Feliciana met Thursday afternoon and se lected the following named as Directors for the ensuing year: Messrs. Lawrason, Newsham, lIck, Irvine, Brooks, Kil hourne, Golesan, I. Daniel a;d T. W. But ler. Judge Lawrason was elected Pres ident of the Bo~id, E. L. Newshamn Vice President, E. ,Jin'.ek cashier, and Ii. H. Forrester A; hshier. A h:andsome roller-top desk w., presented Judge Law rason as a slight token of appreciation of his services in the past. Some Fat Oattle. There will be one or two car loads of the cattle, 8. L. James has had fattewed at the oil mill, ready for shipmuent, proba. bly the latter part of next week. Some of the cattle are seal fat. These will be shipped to New Orleans for choice beef, The remainder will be retained to in prove their condition. It is a case of"the survival of the unfitteost." Dr. F. If'Xamford's term as postmasu ter having expired he has been re-appoint ed. According to the law of civil service the appointment should hold good under the coming Republican regime. The B. S. Compress Co. at their meeting next week, we learn, will declare a divi dent of ten per cent. This is grand, con sidering the tremendous expense to which the Company has been put by rebuilding etc. " A Cardt of Tihanks. On bellhalff Bayoun Sara Lodge No. 15 1 K. ofP.', we extend our thanks to the la dies alnd friends, who so kindly aided us, by ltheir presenceo and liberal donations, in ti mnuiking the G. A. P. entertainment a success. is F. G. Tiochendet, P A. Villoret, E. J. I.uck, y Comlmittee. y Owing to interruptions in illitug his ap pointinents, Bishop esstisunts is corpelled i to nmake some changes in his dates. lie S will visit Orace Church, February 14, Sep I tungesima Sunday. The Rector will con s tina r: meet candidatea for confirmation at the church on Wednesdays and Fri- oi days at 4 p. im. Social Hall has again been placed at the 1 service of the public for soci l gatlerings, si subject to permnission from the Worshipful Master, and expenses of tyler paid by per sons so using the hail. The verses oin the editorial page were. handed us by a certain, bnehelor, who Shad been carrying themIl ar111o1ut1 in his yet pocket. Bet you would never guess who be is, lihe's handsome enough to be ~ entimental, but theu he doesn't seem so. Mr. J. R. }titchison is entertaining [o State Lecturer Ilines at his bachelor quar ters. NEW ADS. Club Offer. to We want to increase our subscripDioi list. To got Youl aid, we make the fol lowing otier: C To the one, elnding the largest list of Snew, yearly, subscribers 1o tae True DeDl ocrat, by f AY 1, 1897, we will give a mandolin or guitar, as pre ferred. The- one, with second largest list $5.00 in cash. The offilr is made in entire u good faith. For if but one person sends in a small club of only five under this of r lier, we will Imake the award at the end of the time. So, do not feel, that you can- i t not get a club, because you cannot get ah large one. Try. Your efforts will he rewarded in some way if you send in only r one now subseýibcr, I f I Trespass Notice. Hunting and fishing of any kind on tilhe o Aftou Villa and Layson Plantations are hereby prohibited under penalty of trts g pass. MRS. V. Z. Z. IOWELL. Lost. One (1) Black Texas Mare, about 15 hamds and 1 inch high. lhus uo hrgna. About 4 years old. Not broke. Re ward to tinder. J. BALLARD DUI)LEY, d Lindsay, 1,i. Wanted! Teachers to fill vac:aneies in the Star Hlill and New Hope white schools. Ior i further information :iddress G. W. NEWV.IAN, Par. Sanpt. I 1- St. Francisvile, SCet Ready For Spring. A new hicycle for lady, anl one for a 1 grelltleman for sale on tillln ill easy inlstall meth. Apply ha letter to 8. L. care of 0 ... . . m! ' 6e. S 'I'e9al me intm of the Boardl of Di ieetor b-<tickhohlers of thee Buyou ' ara Cottow Comprces Co., takes place on 1- 'thiursday, January . 1897. - A~~ . . II MOSEIS, Socy. I . T. J. Henderson, Watch Mlaker t Jeweler n Gold and Silver Soldering S: A SPECIALTY I Work Guaranteed. Opposite Post Office t St, Franelville, I N. BONNEY' -EXPERT of Dresser, PLETTINGER BDG. FOOT OF BILL, St. Francisville , Louisians A. W. ARD Tonsorial Artist. SOn AlleySt., near Social Hall, SSt. Francisville- La. SWanted-An Idea -" n@._wo . o, telr i1.o paii o at4 tl oZ wuaabe 4Ivmtn. ws ,- .4 : For 3Odays Only We Will Give this pa:per one year together with a year's sublscrIptio to tIr MOr.'S, the new fshion magazline, which 2a is msaking such gigantic strides towards th popuhlrity, for $1.7V The' price of "Modes" a!one is $1.00, se you see that we are practic:illy Imaking you a llandaiioo plemiuml oflhir for 1897. S "Modes" is a practical up to.date itaslio book. and worth every cent of at dollar. Sunbscriptiou to both, must be paid in ad VIUceO. C TreCpILss iNotice. limuting of all kinds, with dog or gun on the Nosebank. Pecan and Ilndian Mound phnutations, is hereby prdehibited uºlhes penalty of trespa~:s. I'erspis found se en gaged on any of lhese placs.n, will bIe pro secuted to the full ex.' nit d'the 1:tw. .ri 1M. My.laed. OFFICIAL STATEMENT --OF TIHE- BANK OF 'WEST FELICIANi, B ST. I'tIASntIVI~E ILA. At Close of Business, Dec. 31, 96. (Liegau business, J 8I.i 2, 18t.) IEsOURICES. of Lo;,is -and 1'<4.onuts ............ .38,n.32., iFua'itureu ;au.n lix,,ites...,...... 2,2W)0.0( Expelnses--lUiargedl oil. Sight Exchnujge 40(X33.72 Cash OOn h:and..:.... 12,.5.04 ( Demlan: paper... 7,(27.12 60,165.88 $100,931.20 LAIIIDTIIES. Capital Stock (paill ht) ..... ..$23.000.00 Surplus......................... 1,4t.00 Undivided profits.... .....,..... 103,87 l)ividend No. 3......... ... 1,000.00) Deposits t hIndividual $72,489.63 Certificates 1,337.70 7:1,827.33 $100,931.20 State of Louisiana, 1 Parish of W'es Felidala.a t] I, E. .1. Buck, Cashier of the Bank of West,' F'liciana, of St. Francisville, iLa., do SI solemnly srear that the above statement is truee to the best oft my knowledge and = belief. E. J. BUCK, Cashier. Sworn to and subscrilbed before me at. he town of St. Francisville. La., this 2ud day of Jan., 1897. RO) 1'. MONTGOMERY. - Notary Public. Twice-A-Week. Courier-Journnl $1 A YEAR. Issued Wednesday and Saturday Mornings. Beginning .Jannuary 1, 1897, the Weekly Courier-JouttruaI was changed to the Twice a-Week Uourier .Journal. The Wednes day paper will be devoted to news and political topics. Tho Saturday issuo will hi devoted. to storiesn. miscellan:y, pic tures, ipoetry, oltc.--; perfet family palper. Each isue will be 6 pages, :or 12 pl:ges :a weeok--a inCtrease of two pai!es a week, 1041 pages or 832 colnunns a ye;ar. The politics of the lpaiper will not be changeod, an tho battle of pure I)emnoce raey and trte )Democratic principhes will be continued successfully in the future as in the past. Mr. Henr'y Wattersdu will - writo on political anil other topiecs of the day. 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Printed at this office on short notice. ----_DEALE1 1N- Fancy Gr.c ceries, Us Ile Carrier 'In Iteh V!i3 .Brands o Whlukle, nwh ua Fruits, Caudies, and STONEWALL;' Wio JQCKEY CLUB, :j W LLE Of F6LtDI CLUBS The True Democ can club with any nelrwpaper oer azine publishedo o the adva the Sbscriber. Let csa knlowuchat periodita 4 . want, and' we guarantee to see# something on fie purchase priej CLUB! : Gold Medal Awarde' - -TO----... A. W. HAWKS,1 I- A!. ! By the Cotton St:ten and Inteat' Ex.sition for superior lens, grindl and excellency of the manyhl.i. thctnre of Spectacles&Eyegla. L. P. Kilbonrnl hIas a full as of these falous Glamees. Ee 8>T' Free. Business Direct Business Men o Who Permanently AdvQ. o create the impressioni o strength and of soundni People at least feel that th %who keep their names beft' the public are solid and su Sstan tial. BAKER Mrs. R.Tempel, Lbre.d and cake.. .l BLACKSMITH. e. O T. Lawson, biack*iuSL and eardr trimmaer,. BUTCIR . :Mhoerl: & I,'id,,1 Ref evrer? day. Mutton and 'Pork oea : sionally II. Rosenthal, Wednesdays, Sat.: urdays and Sundays. CONFECTIONERY. GutaI Friend, candies, soda water . and ice. ID)iUGGIS'r. - F. P1. MuItuord, 211 Royal St. L. 'P. Kilbourne, opposite Bank.l FRUITS. r San Venci, corner of Alley and' Ferdinand. HOTEL. d Meyer hotel near delpt, rates 2.00 1per day. c'i. iank Hotel, Mrs. Davidson,: aullk Bdg., 8rt; Fraeiasville.i INSUlRANCE. 1. II. Percy, ife land fire. W. W. Wi.eake .Ir., T'rue i)emocuat o1 oiceLi,,ii alnd Fire. , LUNCH. I liot luch at ill hours. J. G Pletti, Agent, foot of hill..:l MAT'TRESS-MA~AKER. * Louis \illiiams, Florida St.. M ECHA NIC. S J.L. Flynn, Sun St., MAyod.Sm. )'. V. W Raynhluan, contractor andm bild IMERCHANTS. J. Frey luhau & eo. Wholeesle and retail. E. L. Newsham: . l)ry Goods, gro ,and pl;ntation su ppl..~ t. A. Frier. Groceries, dry goodcjt~.. ing, hitt antud ch boolt . :bo T. T. Talbert, Racket store, :. * NOTARY PUBLIC. F. F. Converse, Clerk's Offi.e Court House. W. R. Percy, Bank Bdg. r St. i'ranciuville. " 8HINGLES. " Best of shinghls, Chas. Leet a Byou sara, La. SAFETY liEPOSIT BOXES. ,ua.t West Feliciana. :i - j FENCIN a WIRE ROPE SElVAI E I. Poultry, Farm, Garden, OmtiY Lawn, Railroad and Rabbit :, Feacing. ~tound· f mhes t~ ee. 4, hrq Thea McIULLEN WOVEN WIRE FEllE UI , 114, 8,118 and i120 N. Mlarket St, CIIICO II