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g i55O N SALE. Not1
of Mrs. Mary M. Converse.
State of L(ouisi nal I
ish of West Felh'iana.
Judicial District ( urt. Na
e ir uof an order +fi tle Ii HOl'- Ic
Court aforesaid, ,,anll in tc
e titled and fe lU
ad to me directed. I , il , the
sle to the highest iKhi, .. af'
ithbenefit of applai+'dl nt' el
Grove Plantation at the front
r ofth residence of the late Mr . ec
e. Converse on the \oodvill' to
fbMut ten miles north of St. 'iran- lIto
'e, in the parish of VWet Felici- for
- the hour of 11 o'clock a. m. on for
y, May Thirtieth (3(4th) Nine- re(
hbdred and eight (19)), the Int
l described real andti personal hai
depending upon the succes- lee
~ e"late Mrs. Mary M. ('on
4 aforesaid, to-wit:
. Theo following described Bo
t -stetsituated in the said Parish en
:*d1W Feliciana: The Oak Grove be
S containing eight hundred
~ of land more Ir less together pa
lpal the buildings and improve- fo
, tbre~o, (except the gin house ref
d machinery, of which only an un
vlded half is herein included ant by
oded fr sale, the remaining one- on
of said'gin house and mnachinery an
:illj g to Whitman Wilcox.) Ic
waosd as follows: On the north by o
badof M R. Jackson and Mrs. S. It
T. Allain; east by lands of W. H. H.m
ghardson, Whitman Wil'ox and Pu
. Allain; on the south by lands of
whlan Wilcox, W . Fort and T W an
and west by Big Bayou Sara th
this offer of sale including all ist
rlb and privileges of the said th
jowselon under the written lease of th
poperty to Whitman Wilcox of mi
g,. 7th, 1908, for the year 1908, sh
f a consideration of 12,544) lbs. of t
li cotton ginned and baled, to be su
delirered by November 15th, 1908. at
(This offer of sale does not include su
tiwohundred acres formerly form- a
i part of of said plantation ly ing jB
id situated in the southeastern part
d said plantation and bounded as
iln: East by Woodville Road;
pbby lasids of T. W. Butler and
.o1. Port; and on the north and D
uk by a ravine known as Logan's
ilyou sad the Osage Lane and Yard
auoe, the said Bayou dividing the
s.id portion from the remainder of
,idplantation, said portion herein
=spted from this offer of sale being
a:.t acquired by Whitman Wilcox by
Ast of Partition between Whitman ti
WlImeosad the deceased Mrs. C('on- E
on the 27th day of May, 1907 f
sad recorded in Notarial Record I
~ook "Z" page 83, of said Parish. 1
Possession of said premises to be l
:elivered to purchaser Jan. 1st, 1909, C
'whng to existing lease. I
SICOND: The following descriled I
hids For Parish Fiscal Agency.
tttolfdtiana, Parish of West Felictana.
olaishereby given that sealed bids will
toeelved at the office or place of business
atPr~h Treasurer at St. FPrancisville.
a teeioed at the meeting of the Police
LIU Wednesday, June o10. 190i at 11 a. m.
M'btslody and deposits of the funds of
lofWsst Feliciana.l under the pro
Iof Aet No. 23 of the Extra Session of
Amehrll AIembly of the State of Louisi
:, lSlW, ior tbe period ending April 1, 1910.
o-.aof funds to be atwarded to the
bnlklit.U the highest rate of interest on
AIE~1 tlnces, and giving security as pro
iS@UtlOl6 of said Act. enual to the es
saverrse deposits of the Parish.
liMlhbe sealed. and endorsed: "Fis
I- g I Bld' and addtlressed to I. Pi. Kil
i USe, esurer St. lrancisvile, I.a.
Alwillibe considered, subject to tihe
^Gof aid Act No. :l of 19n, and the
governel by the provisions
SlaSMalog the sMel'ction of a liscal
A.de and resolution ,of the Police Jury.
I' V. IIHOWELL.
. M. LEAKE.
Mixed Lespedeza and Grass
I7, Lespedeza seed, Yellow
ee Flint corn seed.
R ,x McDonalld III hby Rex Mec
: Doald; fee $10 with return privi
OiSn. Can be seen at Stern's
*aIaes every Saturday aftei
d 8rd, 1908. Address
- GEO. FORISYTHIIE, Agt
r4eP4 E TRUE DEMOCRAT.
Notice to Banks for Bids for the Custody
of State Funds. A:
Baton Rouge, La., May 15, lli58. tion
Whereas. at a meetinz of the State Board
of Liquidation held February 29, 19J8. the See- ed t1
r.tary of State was authorized and instructed the
t, give public notice to the Banks--State and
National--of each parish, that bids would be ify t
-eceived from them by said Board for the cus- a pr,
tody of the funds belonging to or received in
Iehalf of the State by the Sheriff or Tax Col
lector of the respective parishes throughout latu:
the State; and.
Whereas. at a meeting of the said Hoard rel)
held on May 5. it appeared that no bids were Site
received from any banks domiciled in the Par- the
ish of West F'eliciana or if received were re
jected, for the custody of funds belonging pub.
to or received on behalf of the State TI
by the Sheriff or Tax Collector of said
Parish, and the Secretary of State was there- ticia
fore instructed to re-advertise in manner and 01
form required by la w, that bids would now be
received from banks in said parish or adjoin- Of a]
ing and contiguous parishes, for the custody Stitl
of said funds belonging to or received in be
half of the State by said Sheriff or Tax Col- Arti
lector. to tl
Now, therefore, I. John T. Michel. Secreta
ry of State. by virtue of said resolution of said this
Board. and in accordance with the provisions ad'c
of Act No. 23 of the Extra Session of the Gen
eral Assembly of Louisiana. approved Decem- enti
ber 3, 1907. do hereby give public notice to the ide
Banks--State or National--in the Parish of
West F'eliciana or in adjoining or contiguous p
parishes, that bids will be received from them p
by the Board of Liquidation of the State Dept. has
for the custody of the funds belonging to or
received in behalf of the State by the Sheriff Con
or Tax Collector of said parish, after thirty
days' advertisement of this notice as required 0oll
by law. All bids shall be sealed and endorsed req
on the envelope "FISCAL AGENCY BID,"
and addressed to the State Auditor at Baton
Rouge. Louisiana, and be in his possession on eaig
or before the 15th day of June. Il08.
The letting or awarding of said funds will be ced
made by the said Board of Liquidation at a tO t
meeting to be called by the Governor for that has
purpose after said date.
The successful bidder or bidders shall as se- the
curity deposit with the State Treasurer an C
amount of bonds of the United States, or of
the State (except Baby bonds), or of any par- tior
ish, city. town or levee district thereof (such fral
bonds to have a market value at least equal to
the par value thereof) equal to the estimated I'
average deposits of such authority, as deter
mined by the record of the year previous, or
shall give bond with a duly authorized surety cra
company as surety for a sum not greater than
10 per centum of the capital and surplus of
such surety company, or may deliosit bonds gre
aforesaid for part of the security and give the
surety bond for the balance in such proportion
as said bank or banks may see lit. The said be 1
Board of Liquidation reserves the right to re- 1)O1
ject any and all bids.
JOHN T. MICHEL. ed
Secretary of State.
Proclamation of 1
DECLARING R E S U L T O THE in
ELKCTION IN TIIE PARISH OF' wo
WEST FELICIANA ON APRIL to
21ST, 1908 ON THE QUESTION OF
THE SALE OR THE PROHIBITION rat
OF THE SALE OF INTOXICATING Cy
LIQUORS IN THE PARISH. ]
Know all men -by these presents tiC
that pursuant to the provisions of
Section 10 of Ordinance No. 1 of the
Police Jury of the Parish of West
Feliciana passed on February 5th, th(
1908, we the undersigned duly quali- an;
tied Board of Supervisors of Elections
of the Parish of West Feliciana,
Louisiana do hereby issue this our
1 proclamation announcing the result pa;
)f the election held in the Parish of on
West Feliciana pursuant to the terms sel
)f said ordinance aforesaid (oj April
U1st, 1908, and the result of which has
seen declared in accordance with Sec
ion 4 of said ordinance by the Police
Jury of said Parish at its meeting on pa
Wednesday May (ith, 1908, as follows: in
'or the sale of intoxicating liquors 245
\gainst the sale of intoxicating li
q u o r s - -... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 4
'Lajority in favor of license-..... 111gr
By which majority of one hundred wi
mnd eleven votes, the result is hereby or
leclared to be in favor of granting li
:enses for the sale of intoxicating li
luors in the Parish of West Feliciana,
Is shown by the canvass of said re- gi
urns referred to, by the said Police g
Now, therefore the said result isat
formally announced by this body as
Witness our hands and seals this(C
21st day of May, Nineteen Hundred
i and Eight (1908) at St. Francisville, ci
e. JNO. 1. DANIEL,
e L. P. KILBOURNE.
of MATT' GILMORE,
Board of Sulpervisors of Elections, p
of Parish of West Fellciana.
to. Assessor's Notice. t
on St. Francisville, May 11, 1908.
s- All persons liable to taxation
Supon any dlescription of proper'- d
l ty whether real estate or mov- n
able are hereby notified that, in
conformity to section 22 of art.i
os cle 10 of the Constitution of 189S,
the listing of property for as
sessment niade by the under
signed assessor for the current a
year of 1908 in and for the Pa.r- t
islh of West Feliciana has been j
completed, and that said lisst -
wi!i be exposed in my office at
the Courthouse for inspection
tss and correction for a term of 1
ow twenty (20) days, beginning next
after ten days notice prescribed '
by law shall have expired. All1
tax payers are earnestly invited
to avail themselves of the oppor
1v tunity afforded to make known
n's their objections to any assess-i
ter ment, and test the correctness
thereof in the manner prescrib
ed by law.
The Poll Tax.
As provided in the Constitu- T
tion of 1898 authority is delegat- littl
ed to the Legislature elected in sonw
the year 1908 to repeal or to mod- T
ify the payment of the poll tax as vict
a prerequisite to citizenship. T
There is pending in the Legis- pre
lature a bill whose purpose is to T
repeal the poll tax as a prerequi- mei
site to voting and to place it in the
the class of revenues for the '
public schools. ras:
This is a scheme of wily poli- to s
ticians which should be defeated. eler
One of the best and the wisest T
of all the provisions of the Con- goo
stitution of 1898 is centered in bus
Article 198. Had the delegates a 1
to that Convention enacted only bec
this one provision and had then qua
adjourned they would have been i
entitled to the most exalted con- the
sideration of approval by the peo- tho
ple. A practical test of ten years i
has confirmed the wisdom of that qu
Convention. The payment of the 1
poll tax of one dollar as a pre- yoi
requisite to citizenship, payable cus
on or before'December 31 of I
each year, for two years pre- ma
ceding an election, has operated, jus
to the welfare of the State. It bul
has been the means of eliminating wit
the irresponsibles who had exer- 1
cised a controlling power in elec- car
tions through bribe ry and ne.
It is true that elections in re(
Louisiana, even between Demo
crats, are tainted with bribery ott
and frauds, but this evil is not so fog
great and radical as it was when
the hobo and the unwashed could wl
be corraled and marched to the tio
polls and voted at will as dictat
ed by their purchasers. the
The repeal or the modification
of the requirements as now fixed Sc'
in Article 198 of the Constitution er
would lead to the same condi- ne
tions which disgraced the electo- ob
rate and stamped the Democra
s cy of Louisiana with shame. lai
In the prescriptions of this ar- ziI
ticle is due the elimination of the
e negro as a factor in politics in
Louisiana. Only a few of the le
L, thousands of negroes in Louisi- P1
i- ana have paid or will pay their
poll tax. Except in a few in
stances, the negro evades the
It payment of the poll tax, and it is d
f only when, as a property owner, R
s settling with the sheriff that he
i is required to pay the poll tax of
Had it not been for the poll tax
n payment, thousands of negroes
: in Louisiana would today be qual
" ified as voters.
To repeal this prerequisite to h
citizenship will encourage the ne- it
I groes to register and vote. It U
d will be a menace to peace and v
'Y order, it will be a threat to white p
Instead of repealing this safe- b
c- guard to citizenship, the pre- e;
ce scription should be strengthen
ed by making it ipossible for ,
i any one individu fto pay the poll e
tax of others and hold the re- o
is ceipts for use on election day. p
ed Besides this prerequisite to e
le citizenship, the poll tax payment
is for the benefit of the public e
schqops. Remove this, as is con- g
tel'plated in the bill, and the c
s public schools become the victim 4
of the policy of politicians who 1
seek preferment by winning the
favors of the class having no re
Ssponsibilities or care in the wel
n fare of the State beyond the few
Sdollars or the few beers they
may obtain on tfe day of election.
i On a revenue basis the poll tax
would be paid only by property
s- It is not possible to think that
nt any self-respecting representa
.r- tive of the people in the General
en Assembly will suplport any bill
sst having for its purpose the modi
t fication or the rep:eal of Article
of 198 of the Constitution of 1898.
xt Let it stand as it is. As it is it
ed will be a guarantee of fair and
All honest elections, as far as it is
ed possible to have fairness and
or- honesty in elections. It will be a
wn safeguard against contention and
ss- strife with the negro, who if
ess encouraged to vote will be in evi
rib- dence at the polls. Let the ex
perience of the past- be a livid
S, teacher for the future.--The
It Takes Courage If y
To speak the truth when, by a
little prevarication, you can get
some great advantage.
To live according to your con
To be what you are and not
pretend to be what you are not.
To live honestly within your
means, and not dishonestly upon
the means of others.
When mortified and embar
rassed by humiliating disaster,
to seek in the wreck or ruin the
elements of future conquest.
To throw up a position with a
good salary when it is the only
business you know and you have
a family depending upon you,
because it does not have your un
To refuse to knuckle and bend
the knee to the wealthy, even
To refuse to make a living in a
To refuse to do a thing which
you think is wrong, because it is
customary and done in trade.
To be talked about and yet re
main silent when a word would
justify you in the eyes of others,
but which you cannot speak
without injury to another.
To face slander and lies, and to
carry yourself with cheerful
ness, grace, and dignity for -
years, before the lie can be cor
To stand firmly erect while
others are bowing and fawning
for praise and power.
To remain in honest poverty
while others grow rich by ques
To say "No" squarely when
those around you say "Yes."
To do your duty in silence, ob
scurity, and poverty, while oth
ers about you prosper through
neglecting or violating sacred
Not to bend the knee to popu
lar prejudice.-Success Maga
W he n the Republicans of
Louisiana refuse to follow the
lead of a man like Henry N.
Pharr and repudiate his solemnl
r assurances of the attitude ofrthe
Republican party of the St to
ward the negro, it beco es evi
dent that as a political tity the
Republican party of £ouisiana is
e not worth considerfug, except in
the distribution of Federal offi
Of Interest ToDemocarats
1- The National Democratic Con- v
gressional Campaign Commitee
0has 6.egun active operations at r
Sits headquarters at Washington, I
t D. C.. In addition to its regular '
d work, it is now preparing a Cam
e paign hand-book which it hopes
to have ready for distribution e
Sby July 1-two or three months i'
Searlier than heretofore.
- The . Committee is charged i
r with the duty of assisting, in c
ll every way possible, the election a
e-of a Democratic Congress. We 1
wish the active co-operation ofI
toevery voter in the United States
nt who believes, with us, that the
ic election of a Democratic Con
i- gress would greatly benefit the
e country. We must rely upon
m the people to sustain our work
ho by giving information as to local
ie conditions, and suggestions for
e- our guidance.
el- Each individual can at least
w aid us by making a contribution.
ey Will he not do so and interest
n. others in helping us too?
x We wish our Campaign hand
'ty book distributed as generally as
possible, and we will furnish a
at copy, as soon as published,' to
ta- every one who contributes to
al our Committee.
ill Send remittances to me at
di- Washington, D. C.
le JAMES T. LLOYD
is 1 white heifer or young cow,
Ld branded M on hip.
Ld 1 red yearling steer, same
if brand on hip. Reward will be
vi- paid for information leading to
v their recovery.
he MIss LucY MATTHEWS,
Parasitical Bussiaess-Lawful and Un.
Whenever President Roose
velt speaks of business methods
that are socially destructive, he
refers only to unlawful methods.
But it is not the unlawful busi
ness methods that do the great
harm. It is unfair methods of
the lawful kind. When a man
earns a dollar, and a thief steals
it unlawfully, the man may suf
fer but the thief is despised and
if caught may be punished, so
ciety is not thrown out of balance,
and even the loser forgets his
lost dollar in spending one he
has afterward earned. But when
a man earns a dollar which is
diverted by lawful means to
another man, and this goes on
continually with every new dol
lar he earns, the beneficiary is
respected for his unearned
wealth, the loser is despised for
his undeserved poverty, and so
cial adjustments are thrown out
of gear. Unlawful business un
fairness is of few days and full
of trouble for its beneficiaries;
but lawful business unfairness
is of indefinite duration, full of
self-satisfaction and ease for its
beneficiaries, subtly oppressive
to its victims, and fundamentally
destructive of social harmony.
Estrayed before me, Ruffin
Daniel, magistrate of the sec
ond ward, May 7,one dark iron
' grey mare about ý 1-2 years old,
18 hands high, no brands, end
e of tail white, mane appears to
e have been sheared in early Fall,
e appraised by two sworn apprais
ers, Austin Daniel and Johnny
Simms, at $20.00.
If you are interested in roofing you should investigate the
merits of •
The Most practical Ready Roofing on the market.
For prices and further information, call on
Doherty Hardware Co., Ltd.,
BATON ROUGE, LA.
At Kilbourne's Drug Store
You will find a full and complete line of Drugs,
Patent Medicines, Toilet Articles, Sundries, Sta
tionery, Candies, Tobacco, Cigars & Window Glass.
If it's good we have it.
If we have it it's good.
i FURNITURE, MATTING, ETC. .
S.- -:- SEND, -.- -:
i Becker Furniture Co. !
BATONvOUGE, LOUISIANA. "
X311-315 Main Street. $
"ON EVERY TONOUE."
Scientifically distilled; naturally aged; best and saf.
est for all uses.
Crystal drops from golden grain; pure and mellow, rich and
fragrant; the ;deal stimulant for universal use.
Sold by Max Mann, Bayou Sara.
nnm**n*l* * 2 in * * m*** ,** * lum* .--
yWASS MA *.
let yourself to be miserable.
Why suffer from severe head
aches, have fainting spells
and be fretful? Your liver
needs attention. Try Herbln
the great liver regulator.
CURIES Coastlpstioni,+ om
ness, Chils and Fever and
Sli Liver Comaplalnts.
Mrs. iT. C. Morrison HOus
tort, Te-ra.s, writes: '1I have
suitr cdti for years from severe
I::!:~ch~i, dizziness and
fati rtpll!' cPlls. I received
.. :,t,, r,:.. ItllItrled Herbine3
a.n ti wa.; completely cured. I
u it;. il ,ýways."
- PRIC SOc. -
jB.lthrd Snow Liniment Co.
- r. L.OWS, - MIsOUL
Suit and Recomteldd I
L. P. Kilbourne.
State of Louisiana. Parish of West Feliciano.
John F. Irvine & Son vs Chris P. Anderson.
By virtue of a writ of Fi Fa to me directed
by the Hon. 21st Jud. District Court and for
the Parish of'Pte Coupee. IA.. I have seized
and will offer for sale at the front door of the
Court House in St. Francisville, la., to the
highest bidder at the hour of II o'clock a. m.
Saturday, May 30, 1908
the following property to-wit: One gasoline
boat "Petrea,." said boat can be seen and in
spected at Ikayou Sara. IL., near J. F. Irvine's
Terms of sale, Cash, with benefit of appraise.
J. H. CLACK.