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The True DemoGrat.
XVIII St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish La., Saturday, August 28, 1909. No. 30
Bayou Sara, La.
Headquarters for Drugs, Patent Medicines, Toilet
Articles, Stationery, Cigars, Candies, Etc.
Prescriptions Carefully Filled.
Use Cooking Oil
etter and Cheaper Than Lard.
AT Kilbourne's DRUGRE.
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We are prepared to furnish a
first-class hard pressed build.
ing brick in any quanity - - -
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you if you want good brick - -
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s. I. Reymond Co., Ltd.,
Cor. Main and Third Streets
Baton Rouge, La.
-y Goods, Notions, Shoes nats,
Clothing, Housefurnishing, Etc.
"ON EVERY TONOUE."
liientifically distilled; naturally aged; best and saf.
est for all uses. j
ital drops from golden grain; pure and mellow, rich and
fragrant: the ;deal stimulant for universal use.
Sold by Max Mann, Bayou Sara.
Feliciana 011il Company,
i B. E. ESKRIDGE, Manager
St. Francisville, La.
Shipping Point-Bayou Sara.
i lu, paid for Hulls and MealI on Sale at
i tehe Seed. Lowest Pribes.
NEGRO RUNS AMUCK AT MONROE,
WOUNDING TWENTY-NINE PEOPLE.
W. S. Wade, a revengeful negro
fiend from Pine Bluff, Ark., ran
amuck in Grand street, Monroe,
La., Tuesday morning, and be.
fore he was shot down, had
wounded twenty-nine men, two
of them seriously. His body was
first hanged and then placed on
a pile of rubbish and burned.
Among the many persons
wounded are Deputy sheriff
Grant and Simon Marks, both
shot in the breast and may die.
Another man's arm is so badly
lacerated that it may have to be
amputated. Mayor Forsythe
is also among the wounded.
It was at first reported that
Wade was half crazed at the time
of the shooting, as a result of
either cheap whiskey or cocaine,
but an investigation by the police
showed that when he purchased
the shotgun and a box of shells, a
few minutes before he opened
fire on the first man, that there
was nothing unusual in his man
ner or behavior. Other negroes
who were with him in the morn
ing say that he had not been
drinking, nor did he show any
evidence of having taken cocaine.
The most probable theory is
that the shooting was an act of
revenge; that it was a coolly cal
culated scheme to "shoot up" the
town and kill as many whites as
possible in retaliation for the re
cent killing of two negroes near
the Iron Mountain depot by po
licemen. This theory is strength
ened by the fact that Wade is
from Pineguo sl rk -o e
the two negroes killed by -police
men came. Furthermore, Wade
and Henry Staples, the negro
killed by Policeman Newman last
Saiturday night, are said to have
b n close friends, and it is be
lieved that all three negroes be
loaged to the same secret society.
The first intimation any one
bad was when Wade turned loose
with a double-barreled breech
loading shotgun at Mr. Jordan,
cashier of the bank in front of
which Wade was standing. He
then fired the other barrel at
some men standing near, and re
treated a few steps south into a
stairway, where he reloaded, re
appearing in a few seconds to
fire at the nearest persons. He
did not discriminate. The near
est persons were the objects of
his aim. From then until finally
brought down he conducted the
same tactics. He would retreat
in the stairway to load, jump out,
fire both barrels, and retreat to
reload. That his aim was good
is evidenced by the fact that al
though he only tired about twelve
times, twenty-nine were wound
ed. Through a clerk's error,
who sold him birdshot for buck
shot, is due the fact that there
were no fatalities.
Feeling is tense in Monroe.
Anothe'r negro was fired upon in
the afternoon, for expressing the
sentiment that Wade hadn't kill.
ed half enough white people.
The home negroes are under
good control there, but a bad ele
ment has been introduced in the
perspnq .of negroep fropi other
the police troub ..
U. D. C. SCHOLARSHIP AT THE
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY.
At the last convention of the
Louisiana Division, United
Daughters of the Confederacy,
at the instance of Miss Mattie
McGrath of Baton Rouge and
through her efforts, a scholar
ship was established in the La.
State University, the expenses
of which are borne by the chap
ters in the Division.
The requirements are as fol
1. Must be a lineal descend
ant of Confederate Soldier.
2. Must be at least sixteen
and not over twenty-one years of
age at the entrance, and must be
of good moral character.
3. Any lineal descendant qual
ifying is eligible without being a
high school graduate if he is able
to qualify to enter one of the
regular college courses of the
4. Any graduate of a High
School or Academy will be ad
mitted on his diploma without
having to pass the entrance ex
5. Must board at the Univer
sity as a regular military cadet.
6. Must not have attended
the University before.
7. Must be without the means
to pay his own expenses.
8. Must be a resident of the
State of Louisiana.
9. The scholarship is worth
$200 a year and is good for four
The scholarship includes all
fees, cost of fare and uniform.
Applicants must file their names
before September 1st. Miss
Mattie B. McGrath, Baton Rouge
is chairman of the committee.
Miss Lily Jones, Jackson, is the
member from the Felicianas.
The chapters in these two par
ishes would work with increased
energy, if a boy from this section
secured the scholarship.
A New Orleans inventor has a
flying machine, which he will try
Rioting continues in the Pitts
burg strike district. A dozen
deaths are reported.
President Taft decided that he
could stand two hours in Baton
Norman E. Mack dubs Senator
McEnery a Demecrat by "ze
IS TOURING HIS DISTRICT.
The complaint so frequently
made by an office-holder's consti
tuents that they don't ever see,
or hear of, him except before
election times, does not hold good
with the earnest and energetic
young representative to Con
gress from this district.
Mr. Wickliffe has never lost
touch with his constituents, and
now that he has returned from
Congress, he is going out among
Last week he visited Zachary,
attending the Masonic picnic,
Saturday he attended the good
roads gathering at Denham
Springs, and on Thursday he
went to Donaldsonville to attend
the dedication of the river-rail
transfer station, delivering an
address in company with Lieu
Senator Foster and Congress
BAYOU SARA COMPRESS
WILL RUN THIS SEASON.
Although the cotton crop, trib
utary to the Bayou Sara C'oln
press, promises to be so short as
hardly to justify the company to
operate the plant the coming
season, it has been decided to do
so, to oblige their patrons. The
services of Mr. Armand Bear of
New Orleans have been secured
as superintendent. Mr. Bear is
well known in his connection
with the ('ommeircial Pre.ss and is
therefore fully titted for his new
The running of the c0ompecss,
this soason, is a convenience that
will be much appreciated in this
section, and while it cannot prove
a loss to patrons, we trust will
prove equally gxodx for the sttwk
flow to be Run Over.
Useful hints for those who are
about to be run over were given
in the Wandsworth County Court
by Arthur O'Connor, a profes
sional strong man.
Mr. O'Connor was cycling in
the street when a baker's heavy
cart knocked him down. As he
fell beneath the wheel of the
cart he raised himself on his
arms, so as to take the strain of .
the weight on the muscles of the
arm. Thus he saved his chest.
The wheel passed over his '
chest and bumped off on the oth
er side. Then Mr. O'Connor
arose, sound in rib and wind,
and received the congratulations
of the admiring spectators.
The Deadly Fly.
The Merchants' Association's
committee on the Pollution of the
Waters of New York, (which com
mittee includes J. Pierpont Mor
gan) is taking a wide view of its
duties. The committee opens
war on the house fly and is send
ing the press throughout the
anl.y kgaplacr contaln.
nuisance. These rules have been
published in these columns, re
cently, but the following direc
tions for killing flies seems to be
The Londen Lancet, the leading
medical journal of the world, says
that the best and simplest fly
killer is a weak solution of for
maldehyde in water (two tea
spoonfuls to the pint). Place in
plates or saucers throughout the
house. Ten cents worth of for
maldehyde will last an ordinary
family all summer. It has no of
fensive smell, is fatal to disease
organisms, and is practically
nonpoisonous, except to insects.
Pyrethrum, commonly known
as flea powder, which may be
bought at any drug store, burned
in the house will also kill the flies.
High School Notice.
Examinations will be held at
the High School building begin
ning at 9 a. m. Wednesday, Sept.
1, and Thusrday, Sept. 2, for the
pupils who have conditional stud
ies. Those above the fifth grade
will be examined on Tuesday and
those below the sixth grade on
B. N. LOWREY.
Let THE TRUE DEMOCRAT tell
the people what you have to sell.
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. FRANCISVILLE, LA.'
Geed Frem the AMlikhTaft Tailf.
I Iwaitcing the ou rlkg of
I the true Inwardness of the new
tariff law, let us not ignore the
good that has come out of it.
e Through its discussion the peo
ple have come to realize that the
9 tariff is a tax; they used to think
B it wasn't. They have come to
realize that it is a tax which they
pay themselves; they used to
- think the foreigner paid it. They
Sare beginning to see that the
e workingman gets none of the ad
vantage of protection; they used
Y to think he got it all.-Chicago
This is a Dixie recipe for "near
I possum." Into a pound slice of
e pork steak place a stuffing made
I as follows: Boil and peel two
I. good-sized sweet potatoes, press
through a colander, seasan with
two tablespoonfuls of brown su
gar, the same quantity of dark
molasses, and mix in one egg.
t The steak can be he held around
e the stuffing with threads. Rub
salt and pepper over the complet
e ed "possum," and place in a bak
d ingpan with one pint of water.
n Bake for one hour and fifteen
minutes, basting frequently. Re
move the threads, and serve on a
platter garnished with small
11 baked apples.- September Wo
i. man's Home Companion.
THE MEADEVILLE FEUD
HAS BEEN RE-OPENED.
The feud at Meadville, Miss.,
has broken out again with the at
tempt to assassinate Ernest
Newman, son of Dr. Newman,
recently killed. Young Newman
had been elected to fill his
father's place as chancery clerk.
Militia was called from Natchez
and Brookhaven to preserve or
Buckley Hlalford, son of ex-as.
sessor J. M. Halford, has been
arrested and charged with the
crime. He was released on bond,
pending a preliminary inyestiga
tion. The Newman followers
were considerably arousdl when
they learned that Halford had
been releaised on $15() bail. The
latter is a susect only. Ernest
Newman's mother thinks that
she saw him in their yard, Sun
day night, but Halford asserts
that he was in town. Others also
are under suspicion.
Citi?7ns will petition the Gov
ernor to keep soldiers at Mead.
ville for some time.