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The Trwe Democrat.
vlll St. Franotisvlloost Fiiiana Parish .La, Saturday, August 21, 1909. No. 29
asyou Sara, La.
quarters for Drugs, Patent Medicines, Toilet
Articles, Stationery, Cigars, Candies, Etc.
Prescriptions Garefully Filled.
Use Cooking Oil
Iter and Cheaper Than Lard.
?i.lUTi MUUIUe STORE.
E YOUR BUSINESS IN THIS PAPER.
We are prepared to furnib a
first-class hard pressed build
ing brick in any quanity - - -
Wsuld be glad to figure with
you if you want good brick - -
Bayou Sara Brick Co.
M. J. DERRYBERRY, Secretary.
S. I. Reymond Co., Ltd.,
Cor. Main and Third Streets
Baton Rouge, La.
Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes Hats,
Clothing, Housefurnishing, Etc.
"ON EVERY TONGUE."
entiflcally distilled; naturally aged; best and saf.
est for all uses.
"Ystaldrops from golden grain; pure and mellow, rich and
fragrant; the ;deal stimulant for universal use.
Sold by Max Mann, Bayou Sara.
Feliciana 011 Company,
B. E. ESKRIDGE, Manager
St. Francisville, La.
Shipping Point-Bayou Sara.
PllStP c Paid for Hulls and Meal on Sale at
onf Sed. LoWat Pribes.
C f.th LesIUIa
P s~J tlng to obtain in- C
ornsI the Commission l
r t4 I rly make complaint to t
he O~a ission, will write to W. It
1. eRarow at Baton Rouge, Sec- C
'etat for a booklet containing Ci
ugsted forms of petitions and t
tas ,. Requireb' all agents
6t all depqte to bulletin trains P
hen fate; to furnish drinking '
Rater to passengers; to keep t
vatting rooms clean and well t
ighted, and to have them heated c
Rule 20. No train al ll ob
itruct a public road crossing, or t
itreet for more than ten minutes. I
Rule 80. All carriers shall pro
ride such means or appliances as 1
nay be necessary to secure the i
areful handling of and to pre- 1
rent injury to baggage. 1
Rule 41. Ticket offices must
ue opened thirty minutes before
the arrival of trains.
Rule 46. Requires that there
shall be separate compartments
for white and colored passen
;ers. Colored maids in charge
1i white children can occupy
seats in the white passenger
Rule 67. Requires that all
claims against railroads must be
settled in 90 days.
Rule 68. Requires that all
overcharges on freight must be
settled for in 30 days.
Rule 74. Requires that ship
pers who want cars placed, must,
f d, sýt a depott of Ave (5)
dollars or eac car wanted, and
only two cars can be demanded
for each period of five days.
Sec. 2 of Rule 74. Requires
that where cars are wanted to
ship perishable freight, such as
ice or green vegetables, railroads
are required to furnish one car
for every forty-eight hours. The
deposits of money will be return
ed to the Shipper when the cars
Sec. 3 of Rule 74. Requires
that the railroad failing to fur.
nish cars as per rule 74 shall pay
demurrage of one dollar for
every day and the agent must
pay this fine to the shipper with
in 30 days after the claim for de
murrage is filed.
Sec. 5 of Rule 74. Requires
that, after the car or cars order
ed have been placed in position,
it must be loaded within forty
eight hours, or a demurrage
charge of one dollar per day for
each car not loaded within the
time above specified.
Rule 79. Requires that no
telegraph company can charge
more than twenty-five cents for
any message of ten words be
tween points in Louisiana, nor
more than two cents for each
additional word for day, and one
cent for night messages.
Rule 82. Requires telephone
companies to forward written
messages and to charge the same
as Rule 79 fixes for telegraph
The Hereditary ket.
A lawyer, going into the parlor
of his home, noticed pencil-marks
on the wall, put there, as he
rightly supposed, by one of his
children. He called his little five
and six year old son and daughter
in to see which one had done the
mischief. Of course each one
blamed it on the other, so the
father said: "Well, my son, a lit
tie bird told me he was sitting on
the fence and saw you through
the window marking the wall."
The little fellow answered, "Get
that bird and make him prove
it."-The Delineator for Septem
Prevenive of Pdlgra.
The Sunday Times-Democrat
contains an instructive article on
Pellagra, its causes, its symp
toms and its prevention. Lest
the present agitation should
cause prejudice against the use
of corn bread, we quote in full
the advice of the author, Dr.
Greenshaw as follows:
While the treatment of pella
gra is not very effective, and
while the disease has gained a
tremendous footing in Italy,
where in some districts 5 per
cent of the population are pella
grous, and in parts of Egypt
where as high as 50 per cent of
the people have the disease
while all this is true, there is no
reason why the disease may not
be prevented and eventually
practically banished. In Lom
barjy, where it was once so
prevalent as to be called Lombar
di14 leprosy, preventive meas
ures have almost eradicated the
These measures consist mainly I
in educating the farmers up to a
realization of the danger from
moldy corn and up to a proper1
curing and care of their corn I
crope. The corn should never,,
be stored in the shuck, as is of
ten done here in the South, but '
it should be shucked and well
dried before it is stored. Fur
thermore, great care should be
taken to store it in a rainproof,
dry barn. The average small
planter in the South is very care
less about the care of his corn,
b1 uuall stores it is a
Moreover, housewives shohi
be taught how to test cornmeal
in order to tell whether it is
sound and safe or not. A simple
and effective test is to wet a sam
ple of the meal and leave it ex
posed to the air for about twenty
four hours; if it is neither moldy
nor partially decomposed it will
not sour and give off an offensive
odor within twenty to twenty.
four hours; itf, on the other hand,
it is moldy and unsafe, it will
give off a horrible odor within
half that time or less. Some
times bad samples will become
offensive within five hours.
It would be unwise to recom
mend giving up corn bread, hom
iny and so forth, altogether.
This would be unwise, in the
first place, because the corn pro
ducts make up the only available
bread for the poor in many dis
,.icts. "Also it is physiologically
the best bread material we have.
It is about equal to wheat in pro
teid percentage, and contains five
or six times as much fat. Then,
too, sound cornmeal constitutes
a more wholesome diet than
wheaten flour, because the corn
meal is more stimulating to the
Union labor protested last
week against the employment of
free labor, convicts, on the home
of the members of the Board of
Control, one Young. This is one
instance where union labor was
absolutely correct It is unjust,
and if men are convicted to serve
the State, Young has no more
right to their labor free, than
had Caldwell to allow his cows to
graze on a pasture belonging to
the State of Louisiana.-Thibo
, Rev. Mr. Van Hook, the new
president of Edward McGehee
i College, Woodville, was in town
I for a short while, Monday, and
is much encouraged by the pros
[pects of this excellent school.
Special terms are offered in view
of hard times. See ad.
Evil Features of the Gasie Commission
From the latest speech of Hon.
T. H. Lewis of Opelousas, is ex
cerpted the following, which
shows the worst features of the
law that provides for the fish and
"It takes away from the police
juries the right to appoint game
wardens, and all right to limit
the game to be killed. No part
of the revenues of the commis
sion is to be given public schools;
and no part of the fines is to be
paid the informer as an incentive
to aid in the enforcement of the
law, and an annual license tax of
$1 is exacted from all hunters.
"I am informed that the com
mission has levied a graded li
cense tax on fishermen.
"Not content with these very
considerable sources of revenue,
the act carefully provides that
all moneys appropriated for the
preservation of game and fish
shall be entirely under the con
trol of the commission.
"Here, observe that the, act
does not purport to raise revenue
for the State, but the income of
the commission from these vari
ous sources is stated in the act
to be for the maintenance of the
1 '"The expenditures of the Oys
ter Commission are limited by
e law, but no limit whatever is
, placed upon the game commis
1 sion except in the salary of the
o. game wardens, which is limited
to tMO0 a year.
"But let .i',v :t afew in
stances 'Of t' ' "
the least authority for the ap
pointment of a salaried attorney,
and even if the act did give that
authority, there is no apparent
necessity for it. The act does
not confer upon the commission
the authority to sue. The only
case that has appeared before
the Supreme Court, involving
the interpretation of the act, was
brought in the State, which was
represented by the attorney gen
eral and by the district attorney
of the district. It is true that
the attorney of the commission
appeared in the case, but solely
as a volunteer. The attorney's
salary is therefore out of all pro
portion to the legal services ac
tually required, even if the attor
ney general was not required to
act in its behalf."
eads 'Ads' irst. I
Mr. Merchant, when the local !
paper arrives, watch your wife <
to see what she reads first. Isl
it the latest divorce scandal?l
Never, women care less for scan- I
dal than the average man, al
though tradition has it the other
way. Is it the society column? 1
No, that's the dessert in a wo
man's newspaper feast. Ninety-I
nine times out of a hundred she
first goes through the advertis
ing columns looking for news
about bargains for herself, for
her children and for her hus
band and the house. If she fails
to find them, watch her when she
picks the New Orleans and Hous
ton papers. Then quit your kick
ing because the women send
where they know they can get it.
If you want to keep trade at
home you must go after it, as
the mail order houses do. You
must advertise.-Pointe Coupee
FOR SALE-FPine Jersey heif
I er, from very best strain of but
. ter cows. Should be in milk
. very shortly. For price, write
r J. H. Percy, Baton Rouge, La.,
P. O. Box No. 198.
Sold only for Cash.
qunder the new arrangement
with the publishers. School
Books can be sold
Only for Cash.
qWe have a full supply of
School Books, Tablets, Pencils,
and all School Supplies.
ST. FRANCISVILLJ. LA.
Doig Time as Genklm
We learn, from thoroughly re
liable sources, that Mr. Duden
hefer is employed in the Board
of Control office in the Reymond
building in the City of Baton
Rouge, the building being locat
ed on one of the main thorough
fares of the capital. Being a
trusty, he walks to the ofce
from the Penitentiary In the
morning and back ab nightt wiG
out hiung guarded; heis not even
required to wear tie regulast0
Smight atten it. We ay TaI is
, formation has been given s re
t peatedly by reliable authority
L and that we have been promised
l a kodak picture of the qne time
1 New Orleans politician, as be
r proudly struts on his way, "serv
z ing his time as a gentleman."
( In time he will probably be par
3 doned for exceptionally good be
3 havior. Any convict could ac
quire the same reputation if he
Y were granted the same privi
t lege s.-Thibodaux Commercial
Cast Stop at layu SIar
. lion. John e'. Irvine, mayor of
Bayou Sara, is in receipt of a
c. ourteous letter from the Preia
o dent, declining the mayor's invi
tation to stop at Bayou Sara on
his river trip. Mr. Irvine hard
I expected that it would be prac
l fcable for Bayou Sara to be in
e cluded in the presidential itiner
s ary, but intended it as a courte
p sy to the nation's most distin
. guished official while passing our
r Perhaps if Mr. Irvine had du
? plicated his famous telegram to
. Captain Fremont, curiosity
r. might have induced the Presi
Le dent to stop.
The letter reads:
s My dear Mr. Mayor:
tr "The President has received
g. your telegram of today and
is thanks you for sending it. He is
1e very sorry it has not been found
g. practicable to stop at your city
on his trip down the Mississippi,
but he is sure you will appreciate
id the difficulties encountered in
it. the preparation of such an itiner
at ary. While the President is sor
a ry to disappoint any community,
it is manifestly impossible for
Shim to visit every city whose peo
ee ple have been good enough to ex
tend an invitation to him.
Very truly yours,
if- FRED W. CARPENTER,
Secretary to the President.
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