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The True Democrat.
St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish La., Saturday, May 30, 1908: No. IT
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St. Francisvillc. Ln.
Capital - - $50,000
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1&S bnki'n' lu~niºil( h In itii( I. ITi liei'al tLQ(OInncl ttiOnltof
yý ,gitU sound1 and1 l ons at Iý Ianki y'xtcndled Ipatrons.
-j euit Baring 4 Per Cent. Interest to Time Depositors.
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'feliciana Oil Company,
B. E. ESKRIDGE, Manager.
St. Francisville, La.
Shipping Point Bayou Sara.
Pric Paid for Hulls and Meal on Sale at
CI n Seed. Lowest Pribes.
S.I. Reymond Co., Ltd.,
Cor. Main and Third Streets.
Baton Rouge, La.
.y Goods, Notions, Shose Hats,
Clothing, Hlousefurnishing, Etc.
Bayou Sara, La.
Headquarters for Drugs, Patent Medicines, Toilet
Articles, Stationery, cigars, Candies, Etc.
Prescriptions Carefully Filled.
A tc A
you Sara Lumber Co., Ltd
Bayou Sara, La.,
hPrepared to fill order( I' ll kin.ds of building materals
US in builhding the snllllst to the largest residence,
having in sto.k all gradles o b uilding material in
IWgh and Dressed Flooring, Ceiling, Siding, Weather
hrding, Pickets, Laths, Mouldings, Brackets,
SIsl Doors and Blinds, Heart Cypress Shin
e:mls5, Red and Fire Brick, Lime, Cement.
thpricesare right. Send us your orders and tIhey shall
Hav,,, ....... .) at en io.. .
Brick For Sale.
We are prepared to furnish a I
first-class hard pressed build=
Ing brick in any quanity =
Wsuld be glad to figure with
youif you want good brick =
YBou Sara Brick Co.
M. J. DI)LdRx'IM3I4 y, Secretary.
THE PEOPLE'S BANK
Located at St. Froclsvill, La., Paris of Wet
Report furnished to the State Bank Examiner
of State Banks by the above Bank at
the close of businesson May 14, 1908.
Demand Loans ..... 3.000 00
Loans secured by mortgage. $17.530 45
Other loans and discounts . 76.196 47
Overdrafts secured and unsecured.. 10,888 25
Banking house furniture. fixtures, etc 2,588 71
Real estate owned 1.250 00
Due from Banks and Bankers .. 11.410 75
Checks and other cash items 341 34
Gold coin . 8.. 60 00
Silver. nickel and copper coin .... 2,411 84
National bank notes and all issues of
IT. S. Government . 3,237 00
Total . $19.914 89
Capital stock paid in $ 50,000 00
Surplus 1.500 00
Undivided protits, less expenses and
taxes paid 1,582 60
Individual savings deposits 9,309 04
Individual deposits subject to check 40.287 27
Time certificates of deposit bearing
interest 17.235 78
Bills Payable 10.000 00
Total . $129.914 69
State of Louisiana.
Parish of West Feliciana.
I. W. W. Leake. President. and I. K. C.
Smith. Cashier of the above named Bank do
solemnly swear that the above statement is
true. to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 32nd
day of May. 1908.
E. S. MUse.
Deputy Clerk and Ex-offcio Notary Public. St.
Francisville, West Felciana Parish, La.
CoL Parker Resigns.
President Parker of the Board
of Control of the State Peniten
tiary gives to the press a state
ment of rare dignity and self
"On Tuesday, the day after
the inauguration of Gov. San
ders, I went to Angola State
farm to attend to urgent busi
ness. The prolonged stage of
high water and very heavy rains
had compelled the operation of
the drainage plant night and day
exhausting the fuel, and arranger
ments had to Se made at once to
supply the deficiency, to pre
vent flooding of the cultivated
area, and loss of growing crops.
"While there I discovered on
inspecting the levees that a large
dyke recently constructed -a
part of the levee system pro
tecting the Luella front, and hav
ing behind it several hundred
acres of cotton-had sloughed
and was in serious danger of a
collilpse. I put a force of men
upon this at once and personally
sul)erintended the work until I
was called to Baton Rouge by
my friends on Saturday evening,
"I state these facts because
they may have a bearing upon
the history of this event, should
there be discussion of the mat
"Upon my return I fou'nd in
my mInail the following communi
" 'Hon. C. Harrison Parker,
President Board of Control,
State Penitentiary, B a to n
"'Dear Sir-I am directed by
the Governor to request that
you tender your resignation as
t President Board of Control of
the State Penitentiary. Re
r spectfully yours,
CHAS. K. FUQUA,
"To which I sent the following
" 'Gov. J. Y. Sanders, Baton
" 'Sir-In accordance with your 1
request under date May 21 I
tender my resignation 'as presi-.
dent of W*e Board of Control "of
the State Penitentlaay. Ike- I
"C. HARIUSON PARKIBR. I
"This closes a career of twenty
years in the State service, .of I
which twelve years was in the 1
First District tax collectorshfip j
Orleans, and eight years on the
Board of Control. During this i
period I have handled many mil- I
lions of dollars of the public i
funds and retire with a clean re- i
cord. Not a dollar of these
funds has been lost either from
dishonesty or neglect.
"In 1900when the State took
back from'the lessees the State
prisoqers and had before it the
task of organizing a Penitentiary
system upon humane and mod
ern lines I was olered, withoupt
any solicitation whatever upon
my part, the, presidency of the
board that was then being estab- '
lished by legislative act.
"Ex-Gov. Murphy J. Foster,
Gov. W. W. Heard and Justice.N.
C. Blanchard urged me in be ilf t
of the Democratic party to 's
sume the responsibility and I
"The task of organizing and
upbuilding-an entirely new qs
tem was a herculean one, and C
was further complicatt'by .the.'
rapid increase of the prison
population following more u- l
mane treatment and proper
methods of government. I .-s
ited other States and studied
their systems and through ~the
knowledge thus obtained and by
acquaintance with the industries
of the State, formulated a oCwn
plete plan of organization whc ch
was adopted at the initial m et
ing of the board.
"I have devoted eight of the a
best years of my life to the work
of establishing this system, ad
perfecting it as rapidly as the
resources at command would
permit. For the last four years
it has been self-sustaining iind
has furnished the means to pay
off the sums falling due for the
real estate purchased and .im- a
provements made. I have ilunk a
all considerations of self and de
voted every hour to the work
without a single vacation dirng e
this long period. r
"No scandals such as uhave
marred the history of pirison
management in some of our
SIneighboring States have gone on
i record. The statistics of morali
f ty, and the fiscal results have
Selicited ,the commendations of
the press and the approval of the
citizens of the Commonwealth.
No legislative committee visiting
and examining the farms and
camps and investigating the sys
tem du.ring these years has
found anl$'hing to merit condem
nation or errn criticism.
"The fouldations were laid
deep and wide, 'isd solid, and the
superstructure a'is been found
good and enduring.
"Such a work was worthy the
ability of any man and such a
record a credit to the highest in
tegrity, and I would be more
than mortal if I did not feel a
just pride in the result.
"But there is more to be done,
and higher limits to attain, and
I heartily wish for those upon
whom the burden of this work
may fall Godspeed."
Child Labor in Louisiana.
In an address delivered at
Richmond, Va., Miss Jean Gor
dOn, factory inspector of New
Orleans, said the South's school
system is responsible for much
of the child labor.
"An alarming number of our
children," said Miss Gordon,
"are defective in sight or hear
ing, or, whit is -more prevalent,
suffer from the debilitating ef
fect of adenoid growths, which
gap the strength and ability of
the children to a great degree.
Such children soon become dis
couraged and wish to leave
school, and frequently the aver
age teacher encourages them to
do so, as they constitute a drag
on the progress of the class as a
-whole a wa thepy preseat."
Miss Gordon feels that the
people of the South do not yet
have a true appreciation of the
value of education, as evidenced
by the niggardly appropriations
of public funds for the schools.
"You tell me the South is too
poor to educate her children,
then I tell you the South is too
poor not to educate them. If
we are poor, it is because we
have been ignorant. Ignorance
always means suspicion and su
perstition and lack of opportuni
ty. It was ignorance of the value
of our great forests, of our great
mines, of the possibilities in the
franchises we sold to Northern
capital, that made us let these
sources of great wealth slip from
us, and so left us poor. The
sooner we get some education
among our people, and learn to
appreciate the value of what is
left us, the better, The South
must have compulsory industrial
education, and we must have it'
right away. We can take, and
are taking the children from the
mills, but the South must supply
some place for these children to;
go, it must supply enough inter
esting schools to keep the chil
"Another force taking the
children into the mills in the
South is the installment system.
Many a child is working to pay
the weekly installment of $2 on
the piano, or 50 cents on the
green plush album. No one ap
proves more than I do of sweet
homes, and the refining influence
of music, but it is paying a high
rate for these little elegancies!
when the future of a child is put
up against the green plush al.
Miss Gordon said that in her
experience as a factory inspect
or, she has never found a Jew or
a negro child in a mill, factory or
department store in Louisiana.
They are at school being well
nourished, playing out; n the
glorious Southern sunlight, wax
ing strong and fat. "It is only
your little white faced, shrunk
en chested, curved back, white
Christians," said Miss Gordon,
"who are in thenmills and the de
partment stores of New Orleans.
Miss Gordon has but a super
ficial View of conditions if she
imagines that all the negro chil
dren are in the schools. Most of
them are in direst slavery to
their parents, put out at an early
age as nurses and household
drudges for the whites, or left
beaten and halfistarved at home.
The colere~ child usually prefers
the former condition of "work
ing out" and enjo3:s it, as his
happy-go-lucky nature and mon
key-like shrewdness soon teaches
him or her how to produce a
minimum of work to match hi;:
pittance of pay. Probably of all
child-workers, the little negro is
the happiest, especially if he
lives in the country.
In his inaugural address, he
advocate's reforms tA) which
'every noble hearted citizen ,(:;
and will say, Amen. There is
only one question which no tIrue
lover of personal liberty can ap
prove, and that is regarding ree
Why should a citizen be oblig
ed to state his political faith?
Does Governor Sanders expelt,,
to make slaves of politicians' Al
mighty God grants every man
the liberty to enibrace the faith
which his conviction apJproves.
Has man the right to be more
exacting than God:'
This one point in the govern
or's inaugural address plainly
shows the public that his only
desire is to reduce the ordinary
voter to a serfdom, unworthy of
the present conditions of man
Let the good people of Louisi
ana be on the alert, and, unless
they are awake to the needs of
the hour, Sandeas and his satell
ites will hood-wink them.--Ibei
The Donaldsonville (Chief's
strictures on Henry Pharr
would be more forcible had ,not
the editor of that paper sat on
the same platform with Pharr,
when the latter madle his speech
es, pledging no black represen
tation at Chicago. But never a
word saidt Bentley then, He
was too busy hlughing in his
The progressive merchant in
creases his advel-tisina when
times begin to get dull.
Bank Talks By the Bak ofWt Fle
No. 2. Rigi R l , es a.
No. 2. Rigid Rules.
The man who runs his business
loosely places himself in the path of
bankruptcy. The same principle ap
plies to the banking business.
But strict rules are worthless unless
the bank adheres to them. We main
tain rigid rules in the conduct of our
business; this is not only for our own
good but also for tho benefit of our
To stand by a set of rules enables us
to treat every patron of the bank the
same, whether his business amounts to
much or little. A fair and impartial
treatment to all is well worth your
Rigid rules protect our customers.
It is possible for us to conduct a safe,
conservative banking business, where
every element of chance is eliminaned.
We ask only a fair price for service
and accomodation, and aim to .give
every depositor the best treatmeint.nd
protection for funds.
Our many yeats' banking experience
has taught us what not to do, 'and
how to serve the customers to theirad
vantage. Do you want A No. 1 ser
vice?' We can give you such service.
-Your business will be the better for
our rules-we seek the opportugity to
J. R. IEWS, Caier.
Bank of West Feliciana
Laetd at St. Freaville, La., Pariah of Wes!
Report furnished to the State Examiner of
State Banks by the ablve flank at the
close of business on May 14, 1908.
Demand loans .. . . $ 12.17 0
Loans secured by mortgage ...... 15.0(K)I (
Other loans and discounts ()2.714 ',
Overdrafts secured and unsecured .. 1.140 72
Stocks and bonds 8.....475
Banking house, furniture and fixtures 19,21) 00)
Real estate .3.50, 0i0
Due from Banks 5,.12 M.
Cash items ................ 1
Gold coin ...... 38.... 0
Silver. nickel and copper coin. 6 10 4',
Currency ...... 3,0 (1
Total $27. 0 08
Capital .. ...... $ 0.000 00
Surplus.... WA0.X ()
Undivided profits .3.247 70
Savings deposits 7,531 52
Individual deposits . .. 22,819 (0
Certificates of deposit ... 45 )
Bills Payable.. 20.() ()0
Total ... $87.55 58
State of Louisiana,
Parish of West Feliciana.
I, S. McC. Lawrason. President: and I. J. IH.
Matthews. Cashier of the above named Ihank
do solemnly swear that the above statement
Is true, to the best of my knowledge and be
lief. Subscribed and sworn to before me this
23rd day of May, t105.
E. S. MUSE,
Deputy Clerk and Ex-ofncio Notary Public,
St. Frnpcisville.West Feliciana Parish, La.