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The True Democrat.
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.MIS. MAY 1,.IOBI1NSON
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Saturday, August 21, 1909.
A LI ,l' I, J MAN. 'I
''los. Ii. l',wis write. : s iy
Ittller to the dailsy l)r'ss ( 'Ustioln
ing the legal right of the gaitme
jc, tujjlissitIn to allow the war
lns mon,)thly (exl)enses, and
tlIlht, a lixeld rate irreslp4Ytiv'e of
;tmounit of travel whether little
r un'r eat. 11e strongly inveighs 1
against the largo amount of won
,y Silsent without law o1 reatson
fl'r the entertainment of the war
tienls at their convention in the
spring. lie concludes by re
mtarlking signiticantly that "it
would be still more appropriate
if some defender or apologist of
the Commission could be found
outside of the ranks of the bene
ticiaries of its extravagant and
illegal expenditure of the public
Mr. Lewis' valiant attacks on
this source of waste of the tax
payers' money must be admired
even by those who differ with
him. He is past the age ot three
score and ten, but strikes out
like a young man, refuting Os
lerisin, although some people
perhaps would like to chloroform
him. -temporarily at least.
Whatever one may think of F
Harry Thaw and his case, all 14
must unite in admiration of the v
devotion of his mother, who has t
remained steadfast to him a
through all his troubles and who s
has now bought a small home to 0
be near the insaneasylum, where, a
he is confined. Such devotion
would inspire a poet were it rare, a
but, there is nothing so common i
as a mother's unfailing love. (
In palace or hovel, the faithful
ness of a mother finds example,
and is one of earth's synonyms
No parish, wherein a state
penal farm is located, but will
welcome the Governor's idea of
selling these farms, and putting
the convicts out on the roads.
The farms are of no profit to the
several parishes, which lose the
taxes and yet must bear the
criminal expense incurred when
any disorder occurs there. West
Veliciana for instance has had
several criminal cases in which
convicts were involved. It is all
out and nothing in.
The New Orleans Item says t
that it is reported that Gov. San- 1
ders' friends will not attempt to
remove the constitutional bar to
a second term for him, but he
will enter the open field against 1
Senator Foster. All of which
proves that our governor can see
as far as most into a log of wood,
if not farther.
The Governor's Great-High
way-to-New Orleans convention
plauned out very well. A large
sumn was subscribed towards
buying improved road machin
ery, and an association organized
with Charles Farwell of New Or.
It is found that boll weevils are
in swarms on the riverside at
Port Allen, their progress ap
parently stayed by the great
river, but this would leave it to
be explained how they got across
Every tax collector in the state
has made his final settlement
with the State Auditor before
the limit prescribed by law ex
pires. This is for the first time
in a number of years.
Every automobile introduced
into the country means one more
real worker for good roads.
The wide-spread wave of heat
which has swept the country
roin east to west, originating in
he middle west, Monday, had
,ot spent its force on reaching
oouisiana but has given the very
hottest weather of the summer.
rhe absence of scarcely any
breeze up to Thursday, when
some air was in motion, increased
the suffering from heat. The
highest record South is at Fort
Worth, Texas, when 111 degrees
were registered. In the Felici
ana the thermometer has risen
to 103 degrees in the shade.
This is the reading of the govern
nlent thermometer, Wednesday
at 3 p. inm.
This weather though hard on
man and beast is good for the
crops, in so far as the boll wee
vils are concerned, as it is report
ed that they are dropping from
So he it. The stock can get in
the shade. Spring water and
palmetto fans can hell) people
through, if the boll weevils will
only faint before they can get to
the ice house.
TIlE STAIR OF BETHILEHEM.
Do you rise at three o'clock in
the morning? Then you have
seen the large red star, which
appears on the eastern horizon at
that hour. If you do not, it will
pay you to set the alarm clock
for that hour, rise and seek the
open, where you can see the star,
for it is the famous Star of Beth- is
Astronomers say that it ap- 1)
pears in the heavens every 500 r
years, and tradition teaches that a
it first appeared at the birth of '
Jesus Christ and was the beacon 1
which guided the wise men of the 1
East to Jerusalem. These t
learned men were from Chaldea, t
where for centuries, the shep- t
herds on the plains were earnest
observers of the sky and its
stars, and the appearance of this I
one must have excited all of their 1
eand ldmi oh
If in these later days it is less
awful to the dwellers of earth,
it has lost nothing by its histori
cal and traditionary associations.
SThe fact alone that its orbit is so
vast in extent that it appears
within mortal ken, only every
five hundred years gives a sug
gestion of illimitableness that
human mind can grasp only in
Wanderer from afar, on what
Sother worlds has its red light
shone? To what other universe
e has it brought a message of
i peace and good will?
'IIS QUEER OLD WIORILD. t(
I had a dream-of horrors I
would say looking back upon it, S
but with an uplifted calm I en.
countered its incidents in that t
strange world of dreams. First
the soft, yielding blue of the t
heavens changed as I gazed into u
a hard, ribbed and vaulted roof d
as of steel, except that its mate- S
rial had the stony look of sap- a
b phires, and no cloud floated to F
i veil that threatening firmament.
a And the word went by on the 1
wind, as it were, that at a cer
tain hour, all flesh would die.
And I saw the unbelieving hurry
into boats that were speeding to
some fancied place of safety, and
e the boats were piled high with
s whatever men treasured most,
d jewels, money, goods, and one,
most beautiful of all, was freight
ed with exotic plants, bright with
'e And I stood and gazed calmly
it as all swept by. Then the water
- came creeping up and licked my
it feet, and I realized the hour was
to near. And it occurred to me,
;s "Why not forestall the time, step
into the water and end the wait
ing?" But another part of me
te answered: "It is but death that
comes at last. So many queer
things happen, why not wait and
x" see what will happen next?"
ne With which bit of philosophy,
over-wise for a dream, I awoke,
ed and now commend it to you and
re the faint-hearted everywhere.
M. E. R.
MR. WICKLIIfL AT nOME.
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The Sixth District's Popular Congressman Returns
From a Useful Stay at the National Capital.
The familiar face of the popu- I
lar congressman from this dis
trict, the Hon. Robert C. Wick
liffe, pictured on this page, is a
reminder that Congress having
adjourned, he has returned home.
He arrived at St. Francisville
Tuesday night, having been de
layed in Washington by commit
tee work and by looking after
the interests of constituents in
He is looking well, hard work
seeming to agree with him. For
any one, who knows him, knows
he is no idler, and this being his
much for him to do and learn.
He never missed a roll-call in the
House, a record that few, if any,
representatives can equal. Mr.
SWickliffe says laughingly: "I
3 may not have voted right, accord
ing to the opinion of some, but I
didn't dodge. I was always on
Discussing his vote on the tar- ii
iff he says that he supported the t
Payne bill, which was unques- 0
tionably a revision downward of t
the tariff and was much fairer to a
the interests of the South than t
the bill as finally passed by the t
conference committee. The lat
ter did not change the schedules t
which were for the benefit of the
Southern producer, but did raise
those schedules which affected I
the Southern consumer.
He voted to protect the indus
tries of his section, which has
undeviating Democratic prece
dent in the course of the repre
sentatives from this state, and
all other states. Tariff for rev
enue is good in theory, but inva
riably works out in tariff on the
product the man is interested in.
He gave amusing illustration of
the one-sided view characteristic
of human nature in the idea ad
vanced by a prominent Virginia
senator that sumac, which grows
on the mountains of Virginia,
and is principally used in tan
ning, was a good revenue produc
er. The states that have cut
h all their lumber and have be
come consumers are for free
lumber. Louisiana is coming to
Sthe first rank as a lumber nro
ducer. He voted to protect her
interests. "The bill as passed
is by no means what I think
should have passed," said Mr.
Wickliffe, "but it will have a ten
dency to settle business over the
country, and this is one reason
why it was a good thing for the
people that the legislation was
One may be very sure that Mr.
Wickliffe does not forget the in
terests of Louisiana, and his con
stituents will hardly criticize him
Mr. Wickliffe is having the De
I)artment of Agriculture make a
fight on the boll weevil in his dis
trict, and if the farmers would al
ways follow the direction of the
department experts, he thought
the pest would be eradicated or
minimized to a very great extent.
He says that in talking with
members from Texas, he found
that the boll weevil was waning
in those sections, both from
the fact that the people were
fighting it successfully and that !
they were learning methods of
cultivation which had a tendency
to stop the spread of the pest.
Ii..v .ivat~e~-b sittiss-of
dividuals of the district, he has
been equally diligent. "Answer
by return mail" has been the
rule set for himself and his
I young secretary, Alec East of
- East Feliciana. His indefatiga
I bility-and success-relative to
n securing first the visit of the
battleship to Natchez, and then
its stopping at the towns along
e the route in his district is but
.- one instance of his constant at
)f tention to the people's pleasure
o and instruction as well as their
,n temporal business. He secured
ie the figurehead of the U. S. 8.
t- "Louisiana" to adorn the wall of
?s the state capitol. He arranged
ie with President Taft the visit to
;e Baton Rouge. He is working on
ºd larger matters for the benefit of
In a word, we doubt if any
Congressman in as short a while
has come more prominently and
favorably before the public. For
political reasons, he has been
criticized, but with a public man
to be discussed, even "cussed,"
is better than to be ignored.
Mr. Wickliffe proposes to make
a tour of the district before his
return to Congress. Thursday,
by request he attended the Ma
sonic picnic at Zachary and de
livered an address. Next week
he goes to Donaldsonville. Thus,
he will in the course of the next
few months meet most of his
constituents and render to them
the not unworthy account of his
stewardship. At the same time
> he will make a study of the spe
cial needs of each section that he
r may more intelligently work with
I the Department in the people's
a special interests.
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trict of Louisiana. Mr. Reiley is a
prominent Republican of the Lily
ý, White faction, and his appoint
e ment will be agreeable to the
people, for he will not be likely
f to appoint any negro enumera
t. tors, and he is moreover an ex
1k cellent citizen and understands
be Southern conditions. Mr. Reiley
, is now visiting relatives in his
former home, New Jersey, and
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