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THE TRUE DEMOCRA T.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF.TEPARISI. W. W. LEAKE, JR., Proprietor. 8aibscription, per aunum - $1.50. ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY. Enterel at the Post Office at St. Francis. rille, La., as second class matter. 'SATURDAY, JULY 25, 1897. " Bw Coub IYwpR Tastes ood. UI 1 Sims. Sold by di Ists. Things Said Pro and eon. Tile interest in the waterworks `question is still keen, ilndifference not having succeeded as so eftenl happens when action' is delayed and the deed does not quickly follow the thought. It is well. No public 'question is more worthy the best •attention of all citizens. "The hor. rers-of fire we. know, the plague of dust we know, anwd too many alas of our people know the scarcity of water for the ordinary purposes of 'domestic economy. To secure a 'plentiful supply of the lite-giving and lile-protecting fluid is worthy - of the most determined effort. But in the eagernmess to secure waterworks which is nitural under 'the rcirumsttaices, it is important that the people beware of entertain ing any plan of putting in ant in ,terior plant, one that would not be fully adequate to the needs of the town and that would niot meet in. l surance requirements. This lesson was taught by former 'defeat. Reduced imnsurance is a po tent argument arrayed on the side of, *a id not against, the neres a trytaxof five mills. What is the good of having something that will not reduce insurance premiums ? On the other hand,ttheeenthusiastic 'may say that they would rather 'have waterworks without insurance than insurance without waterworks. Well, that depends. Unless the 'waterworks come up to the stamnd lard, which insuramnce, people have :fould justifies them to give a lower rate, the wolks will not equal insu ralce by a good deal. And-if. the works do come ump to the standam'rd the low rate of insurance in such a '4ise will bean additiomal sa fe.guard within the reach of every property holder and amoumnting to almost perfeet immunity from fire. There fore it strikes tilhe conservative that a superior plant and a low rate .is the thinlg. Apropos of the floating of bonds, Sit is objected that it is absurd for a small town like this to contems plate such a project. Such objectors should read the XAaniffacturer's Record. Any number ta!ken at random will report some town doing that very thing to get waterworks. The thriving conmditioni of this town and its prospects for the future will make it possible to dispose of such -bonds at par. "'Other towns can dis. Iose of them, so can we, Some of the journalst are loudly ' •crying, anentl -the constitutioual conventionm: '"Keelp the politicians ( enm'm" :Why, bless, you, that usjnst what yOU walnt to,do. Webster de: lines a politihian as ohie versed in .lthle seience of governmenet, and these are thie very kilnd of men we vwant to build ip a good, p'actical eolastitution. e~ li tte ringste'll ad Ytrickpter out, .poi.t.l or· vbhat not, but when you ftimUa!i hhoniet, comn petentt rma ir the he'plice, politician or not, semid hitm Alng; ihe is the kind of man needed.--Bienville Bell. Ilonesty an4 capability are cer tainly what are wited i 'thie con stitutional convertionm, bu't wihen it is remem'nberet!,tltht in spite ot the c'y, ihowever earnest, to keep out She ringsters amid tricksters, that numbers of thie latter will creelp im nevertheless, it is highly important 1 that while the above mentioned necessary qualities are not over looked, tlhat capability should also e include sufficient shrewdness to discern the ways that are dark and to circctmvert the tricks and rendor y them vain. A delegate should not 'be carelessly chosen. . ot only the a best men but the wisestlren should I $o, £0. A] The Itemu has i llt jol.i r*v gooil tithority that a 8strol ,g m, ve, will nl, he made by the oppoinetts of Col. S. M. lolbertson to nomlil inte Judge S. AleC. Lawirason, of West Felici or. maiu, foi' Congress from this district. Judge Lawranson is an able tmat, a 4 square-toed democrn t and is all right on the finance question. The Item is neutral in this matter, but is free to say that Judge Lawrason would bmake an excellent congress The above tidbit of political gos. sip we clip fiom the B. R. Item. In refereite thereto, Judge Lawrason informs us that he is not taltli date for the position, anld moreover thinks that it is the part of wisdom for this district to conitinue to have Col. Robertson represent it in Con gress. That, in fact, he has woln too high a place on the conniittees ini Washington to be withldrawn, and to lose him firom the Mississippi -ks Comnmission would be a loss to the ice entire state. If you wish to get rid of noxious Sand hurtful weeds cut them down, (W or pull them up, :before they go to i seed. One reason why cockle burs are so dlifficult to obliterate on r a farm is because they are allowed to mature seed, these are ploughed as under in different depths, and the of conlsequece is, as the land is being of cultivated, some of theim are coming a up all the time, even altter the ig last ploughing or Ihoeingot the crop. If lpossible let no weeds or grass go to seed on your fritm. Ire _ _ _ er Congressman Stephens; of Texas mt has introduced a rather intteresting in. bill in the House. It is a joint res n. olution providing for an amend. be ment to the Constitution, by a vote be of the several states which will in. empower said states to levy an in heritance and income tax, whose er cash value shall exceed $50,000. )0- This bill is one of considerable in. ot, terest, and will unquestionably of attract the attention of the country of when it properly gets before the ot House. ic Appointment Confirmed. er On Tuesday, the 21st, the Senate ce in executive session conlidrmed the1 s. appointmient of Elwyn J. Barrow to lie the office of postmaster at St. Frain d. cisville. The confirmation so long ye withheld was thus consummated. er The nomitnatio|n was opposed by a. the regular Republicans and Sela le tor Caffery, and was supported by id Senator MlcEnery. Duson was in a strumnutal in securitig the appoint r mont. y The post-olffice will be ]ocoted in the store of S. A. Frier, one half the space be- t ing devoted to that purpose. Mr. Frier will be Mr. Barrow'd . sistant. The new e regime awaits the anrval of the commiss W ion, the fitting of the office and the for la dities of bond. "The Britons proudly boast that i 1 the sun never sets on thlte Queen's Sdlominiolnsb , as if they were special i- asubjects of solar favoritisn," writes is W. G. Jordan, in the Ladies Home n SJourntal. "But it is equally true that thoe is always sunshine on some of Uncle Sam's great possess Sions. When it is 5 p.m. on Attoo's " Island, Alaskal, it is 8:36 a, m. of h 1 the following day at Eastport, Mh liaine.t v We are in receipt of the 11th an. i 13' nual atnouncement of the East fi SFeliciana Agricultural Fair Ass'tn. os (ilton, La. which will commenece t Oct. 21, 1897 and continue three Sdays. te The town of 3ummit, M[iss., Wpre I poses to put in a first-class water works plaut, which they estimate b Swill cost 815,000. , 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 thoroughly. Best after dinner pills. - 15 cents. All druggists. PUM. Prepared by C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass. The only Pill to take with Hood's Sarsaparilla. Don't forget to meet your friends at the Grand Picnic, Wednesday, July 28th, at Alexander's creek, upper Jackson ford. Prdparations are going forward to make it a perfect success. Don't fail to come and bring a basket. Everybody in this parish and the next is cordially invited. A number of the merchants will close their stores in the after4osn, so Ih lt they and their clerkacani enjoy bte day. More Kedicinal value in a bottle of Hood's Sarsse parilla than in any other preparation. More skill is required, more care taken, more expense incurred in Its manufacture. It costs the proprietor and the dealer More but it costs the consumer lea, as he gets more doses for his mpney, More curative power is secured by its peculiar combination, proportion and process. which make It peculiar to itself. More people are employed and more space oo cupied in its Laboratory than any other. More wonderful cures effected and more tes. timonials received than by any other. More sales and more increase year by year are reporteo by druggists. More people ar taking Hood's Sarsaparills today than any other, and more are taking today than ever before. More and STILL MOR reasons might be given why you should take Hood's Sarsaparilla The One True Blood Purifier. 1t per bottle. cure all Liver Ills and HOod's Pills Sick Headache.a Icents. • I IIIl l ml I I iIfim rl A Jockey Club or Fair? In interviews with Messrs. J. F. Irvine Jr. and Jos. Stern, those gentlemen very courteously gave us their ideas with regard to the reopening of the old fair grounds. The former says that Mr. Stern, Mr. V. M. Jackson and others interested in fine stock look favorably upon the planu, as the grounds could be put in order and other necessary arrangements made at comparatively slight expense, while the several features of horse and bicycle races, ball and other athletic games would afford attractions sufficient to draw laitge crowds from the surrounding country. Mr. Jos. Stern the popular livery stable man, is perhaps the person most enthusias tic on the subject. He wants to call the pro posed organization theJockey Clnb,which is undoubtedly the best name for it if there are to be no agricultural and other indus trial exhibits. There is no reason in the world, that West Feliciana should not have a fair, as good as any in this section, and no ob stacle lies in the way that could not be removed or surmounted by perseverance and determination; at the same time it might be well to begin with a jockey club and gradually extend its purposes and aims until it is made to include all the attractions of the typical country fair.. The True Democrat extends good wishes to the enterprise, and stands ready to help to advance its interests, in any way that is possible for a public print to do. There is more Catarrh in this section of the country than all other diseqes put together, and until the last few years was sulpposed to be incurable. For a great mnly years doctors prone uneed it a loea disease and prescribed local remedies, and by constantly failing to cure with local treatment, pronounced it incurable. Science has proven caturrh to be a cinsti tutional disease, and therefore reqnires constitutional treatment. Ha!l's Catarrlh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, is the only constita tional cure on the market. It is taken in ternally, in doses from 10 drops to a teao spoonful. It acts directly on the blood and mucous srtfiices of the system. They offer one hundred dollars for any ease it fails to cure. Send for circulars and tes timonials. Address, F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0. Sold by Drnggists, 75c. IHall's Family Pills are the best. Died. At his home in Tunica on Friday morn ing, July 16, 1897, G. I-Herndon Reily. Mr. Reily had been sick for some time but no one felt but that he would recover until Thursday, his sickness assumed a sarions nature, and before day Friday morning he breathed his last. The community in which he lived has met with a very serious loss. He was one whom all turned to when in trouble,and he never failed to respond. He was quiet and gentle in his nature but was always in front when danger was expected. Mr. Reily always took a prominent in terest in public affairs, and willingly lent his energies and means to further ad vancement of any measure that was to the interest of the community. Noone, either friend or foe, ever called on him in trouble but he willingly assisted regardless of who they were. His body was taken to Centerville, Miss., and buried in the family graveyard, attended by ninny friends and with appro priate services conducted by the Rev.J.N. Tucker. Another great improvement will soon be noticeable on Front $t. Bayou Sara. Mr. J. F. Irvine, the owner of the build ing occupied by Mr. Max Mann will have another story added to the building, in order to give Mr. Mr. Mann more space for his store on the first floor. The work thereon will be started Monday next. Messrs. W. W. Hayden, chief engineer, B. Bertwood, asst. engineer and B. E. Mosher roadmaster, officials of the Y. & M. V. railroad, arrived Wednesday to survey the track and take the levels with a view of raising the road bed one foot above the high water mark of '97. Notice. Notice id hereby given that at the an nual meeting of the Stockholders of West Feliciana Building and Loan Association on the first Tuesday in August, 1897, to be held at the Court-house at 4:30 p. m. Mo tion will be made to amend Article VI of the Constitution, parAgraph 3, making the minium d iscount 20 per cent on loans. At the same meeting election of officers will.take place, and the 8th annual divi dend will bedeclared. -R. M. LEAKE. Secretary. EXCURSION Cheap excuIrsion on the Illinois Cen tral railroatd to St. Louis and Chicago. To St. Louil and return $10 ''o Chicago and return $12 Tickets sold on July 31st, good returning on regular- trains till Aug. 12. W. A. KELLOND), Asst. Gen. Pass. Agt. Passenger ., Mail Coach -BETWEEN Bayou Sara, St. Franeisrille -AND __.Sl1aughter._ ' EVERY SUNDAY Leaves Batyou Sara at 7 A. M. Returning from Slaughter, arrives at 4:0O P. 1M. Meets all Sunday trains at Slaughter. Fare each way... $1 00 Constable Sale. State of Lonisinna, Parish of West Felici ana, Fitth Justice Court. R. R . Austin vs Zach Richardson. No. 78. By virtue of a writ of Ficri Facias is sncd by the honorable court aforesaid and to me directed in the abovo styled and numbered suit I have seized and will pro. ceed to offer for sale at the residence of Zach Rlichardson in tOhe 5th ward on Saturday the 31st day of July 1897, within the hours prescribed by law the following described property to wit: (1) one light bay horse manle. Terms of sale cash with the benefit of appraisenlent. A. D. THOMS, 5th ward Constable. Stanton College For Young Ladies. - NATCIIEZ, MISS. Great care has been taken to select teachers of experience and of a high order of scholarship. Boarding pupils will be directly under the care of the principal, Miss Prince. Opens September 20; 1897. For catalogue, address A. G. CAMPBELL, President. ROBT. SEMPLE, Attorney at Lay, Will practice in the coqrtseof the 13th and 14th Judicial Districts. During va cation, will meet clients at the Burton House in Bayou Sara whenever requested. Address, POLITE COLPEE P. 0., LA. W. R. PERCY, Attorney at La* and Notary Public. Office in Bank Bdg., .... ..ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA....... Will practice in 13th Judicial and Fed eral Coorts. Shingles! Shinglea! Best Cypress Heart Shingles ---FOR SALE - Terms, Cash. Apply to MORRIS BURGAS. MONTHLY SUFFERINO. fTbousads' of women are troubled at monthly inter vals with pains in the head, back breasts, shoulders,sides hipeand,limbs. But they need not suffer. These paineare symptoms of dangerous derangements that can be corrected. The men strual function should operate painlealy. W16* McE REE' makes menstruation painless, and regular. 'It puts the deli cate menstrual organs in condi tion to do their work properly, And that stops all this pain. t Why vill any woman suffer month after month when Wine of Ca 'il will relieve her? It costs $r.oo at the drug store. hy don't you get a bottle Por advice, in cases equiring special directions, address, Ing symptoms, "The Lsades' Advisory Department," The f Chattanooga Medicine Co., Chattanooga, Tenn. Mrs. NO2E llA WI ofo e1v*nN, Texas, says "I was troubfd at month$ Intervals with tertble pals Ila my head and back, but have abee untirly rlves by Wins al Cnlul." OFFICIAL STATEMENT -OF TIlE BANK OF WEST FELICIANA, ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA. At Close of Business, lJune 30, '97. (Began -business, .Jn. 2, 1805.) RESOURCES. Loans and Discounts........ ....75,777.74 Furniture and Fixtures......... 2,200.00 Expenses-Charged off. Sight Exchange 32,099.95 Cash On hand ....... 8,050.18 (Demand paper.. 7,512.46 47,662.59 $125,640.33 LIABILITIES. Capital Stock (paid in) ..... ...25,000.00 Surplus...................... 1,000.00 Undivided profits............. 1,005.97 Dividend No. 4.............. 1,000.00 Deposits j Individual $86,503.36 SCertificates 10,231.00 98,734.36 $125,640.4 State of.Louisia'na, Parish of West Feliciana. I, S. McC. Lawraseri, Prest. of the BaAik of West Feliciana, of Wt. Francisville, La., do solemnulysnear tha4tthe above statenidit is true to the best ot my knowledge anid belief. S. 1McC. Lawrason, Prest. Sworn to and subscribed before mle at the town of St. Francisville, La.i this 1st day of July, 1897. ROBT. MiONlOMERY, ' Notary Publie. JACK. fMy thorough bred Kentucky Jaoel 8 yra.. old 15½ hands high, will stanid this season at my place one mile southwest of Laurel Hill. T'erms $10 with return pri tlege if mares do not prove in fond, pasturage free but not responsible for loss. A share of the public patronage solicited. C. B. Hamilton. Who is your Grocert we want yonr trade, and you will find us prepared to serve you with the best groceries, canned goods, coffees, tens, notions, etc. O. & J. B. Lejeune, Royal St. near Bank M PLITT, BAKER and CONFECTIONER. St. Franci.svilile,................La. Bread, Pies, Cakes, Cream Puffs and All Sort of Fancy Sweets. Home Made Stick Candy. SUPPLYINC Weddings and PicnicParties A SPECIALTY,. All Kinds ofJOB WORK Done atThe True Dem ocrat Office on SHORT NOTICE in the Quality and the amountVt by an old fashioned TALLOW DIP and an INCANDESCENT BULB is not more marked than'is the ance, in style and quality of the Wel Apparel made by M. BORN a CO., and the work of the mass of Tailora . The eunet and oroeatM of mthe founmi a~i d produotions of Talilorins ArLt. We Ouarentee to fit and p oplea vu anl 300 CNOICEI NW PATTAUIM I N a lo I MAJMANN,A Vearly 50,000 copies sold. The Century Cyclopedia of Names. * The Reference-bok par ecellene. 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C., the 6rea Scientist, Will Send Free lirted, Three Ble iO t Ml ly Disovered . . Cure C4ansmpit ai S Luar Ts.,. Confident that be b dlc able cure for consuaption a c hial, throat an Ig di decliune and weaknaOt lose of conditjons of wasting, nad t great merits known, b ` three bottles to a reai, ' Democrat who uiay be sufjt Already this "new cieititi medicine" has permanently: sands of apparently hbopelde The Doctor eousiderns iluh ty-a duty which he owes t i. to donate hisefalliblelae. - He has prih'ed the dreade' to be a curable disease and has on file :: his Anr ,ropean laboratories testimoni ence froni those benelkeij all parti of the Werld.. Don't delay until it irt ' sumptien unitlteril~e and certain debti. Ati 1M. C., 98 Pineatree~tNe~ writing the Doctor;, p1. and postoflle# addl , Adi" *Ading thise'a~icld'i thI& Robt. C. W Attorner*At. t. Frai~sa .... ........ -Onfice e ar Court Will practice in tba 1i trict and Federal 8f ,4 JOB -AT NewOrleais Call and a e sat FOR 8AL Creole Onion Se , Pole Bern Seed, ' Strawberry Plls, ( ered in the full.) ° For prices and parties Residence on ...I about one mile fro, ville, La. }BREED Can have their mc on my place the season as follows : lially, Thorough. .. , .. .. ...e * . SImported With Return' C. H'e 4-10-24b -SPEED-- -SPEJ Inl:erits it Has it ~ 1 ALTUR! 2.12 1.2 Baie Beor Sire lHarold, siroof Ma!di othros. t ui Lall fL PaIt Stand at At F, V. Covt St. Francuisviv l, lei,4 $25.00 Caslh. 4-10.41, SADDLE ST Meambrino Chi 3Bay Color, 15 1- Will make ?i$ place, Ser i , BN. HAM