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The True Democrat.
I.lltII I" ROBINSON Efditors.
aRS. MAY I.IR()BINSON
ticlial Journal of the Parish of West Fell
icana. the Towns of Bayou Sara and St. Fran
cisvilie, and of the School Board.
\Ve also own and publish Slaughter Enter.
rie. a weekly newspaper for the town of
'taughter. La Advertisers will do we to get
jilt rates fur both papers.
Entered at the Post Ofice at St. FrancLsville.
I. as second class mail matter.
Subscription $1.50 Per Year in Advance.
Saturday, August 28, 1909.
NOT A YELLOW IVJOURNAL.
''The National Monthly, edited
by Norman E. Mack, and which
is intended to be the organ of the
National Democracy, pays its re
spMects to Senator McEnery's
r.ecord in the extra session of
('ongress. His vote on every
question is given and the result
shows that he voted with Aldrich
every time, except when the first
vote was taken on some obscure
Louisiana Democrats however
much they may insist that their
(Congressmen work for the pro
tection of Louisiana products,
will doubtless think that the
Senator has given considerable
lagniappe in exchange for what
he secured for his own state.
The light in which the National
Democracy views the Senator's
course is also important, as the
entire party in Louisiana is thus
made to appear unfaithful.
The National Monthly very
seriously questions Senator Mc
Enery's democracy, and its criti
cismns can, at least, not be de
nounced by him as the vaporings
of one of those "d-- yellow jour
NO INSTITI"'TE WltEEIK.
It is a subject for congratula- its
tion not only to the teachers, but the
to the public that furnishes the sk
money, that the week's institute gi,
at the beginning of the school
term has been eliminated, and su
tile chtdren will get the benefit ti(
of this extra week of instruction.
Even' the dullest of these chil
dren is much more likely to be ga
benefited by this additional time w
than the average teacher is by th
an institute, when unwillingness el
to attend is poorly hidden, and be
unreceptivity of mind to learn m
is apparent. V
We have before pointed out h
what a farce these institutes are: al
wrong in theory, inadequate, in- b
efftective. A teacher is either tl
prepared for duty or not. If a
not, a week's work cannot ac- h
coml)lish much in the way of u
prep)aration. If titted for teach
ing, the institute is unnecessary,
and equally a waste of the public V
We are glad to see an awaken- I
ing of the "Departmental" au
thorities. The sooner the em
ployment of teachers is put on
a thoroughly commercial, and
not an eleemosynary, basis by
the state, the sooner will the
grade of teaching be raised, and
its dignity as a profession, as
sured. No one employs a physi
cian or lawyer, and then ar
ranges to give him extra courses
in medicine or law, free. Even
so, the teacher, should be requir
ed to meet public demands for
competency, and if so required,
would meet it, without further
effort on the part of the educa
A friend tells us that in North
Louisiana the old farmers in the
hills are under the impression
that to the munificence of Gov.
Sanders alone is due the work
ing of the public roads by con
victs, and the whole thing in fact,
is his gift. Do not smile, gentle
reader. The awakening will soon
come to them in the payment of
taxes. No good thing but what
costs money. The hope in this
instance is that the money will
be so spent as to bring good to
the greatest number, and be so
convincing that it will not hurt
the average tax-payer's tender
S eat sensibilities to hand out the
NE MOWN HA114 Y
Among the delightsome odors
of the country, from the subtle
fragrance of yellow jessamine c
and crabapple in spring, the cool lit
breath of deep pine woods, the pe
clean scent of cedar, the ravish- ca
ing delights of a freshly-kept bi
dairy, who can pause and say ci
"This is best.' The truth is, T
that each in its season and place ti
is best, and in summer what can e'
- equal in pleasure to one's olfac- tl
C. tories the odor of new mown hay? s4
The grass as it is cut, gives out fi
to its slayer, in delightful sub is
mission, a charm for the sense of t
smell, like nothing else, and yet ii
a consensus, as it were, of many d
other sensations. It is strong, I
but not heavy and oppressive, t
e and it is clean and sweet. Smell- I
ing it, Nebuchadnezzar's obses- i
of sion for the grass of the field
ry does not seem so very crazy, nor
It those latter-day vegetarians, if
ch they carried their theory to its
,St ultimate conclusion.
ire It is strange that the perfum
ers, who have snared the odors
Ter of roses, violets, heliotropes and
er all the sweetest flowers, and im
ro- prisoned them in the most de
ots, lightful essences, utterly fail in
phe )erpetuating the smell of the
,ble new-mown hay. True, there is
hat a perfume called by that name,
tbut it brings up no country vi
ýnal sions, it delights no refined nos
I tril,-a first cousin to "jockey
the club" or "patchouli," it reminds
hus one only of the scent that a musk
ox might leave if he slept all night
ery on baled hay!
Mc- ME. R
nM | m· ,
While the final disposal of the e
state penal farms and the con- o
stant employment of convicts
on the roads will without doubt
be the correct solution not only
of the prison, but the good roads t
problem, yet it will take time for 1
its proper adjustment, therefore g
t the Board of Control should go 1
e slow in disposing of its property, t
e giving itself ample time to study
d conditions and bring about re
d suits with the least possible fric
l- It is a natural instinct of bar
e gaining tor the buyer to belittle
e what he proposes to buy, and for
y the owner to overpraise his prop
is erty, but this general attitude
Ld between traders is nowhere felt
'n more than by the newspaper
publisher. His space is all that
ut he has to sell. Yet it is nothing
e: and less than nothing when the
n- buyer comes to buy. But when
er the latter has a chance to get it
If without money and without price,
tc- how much then does he descant
of upon its value!
The Nineteenth Annual Con- p
vention and Reunion of the Unit- a
ed Confederate Veterans will be s
held in the city of Alexandria,
La., on Thursday and Friday, t
Sept. 9 and 10, 1909. Special
railroad rates from all points in
Louisiana of one fare, plus 25
cents, to be on sale Sept. 8 and 9,
. 1909, good for return Sept. 12,
A journal, which should be
better informed, speaks approv
ingly of the simplicity and lack
S of restraint in the present styles
n of feminine dress. The truth is
that the corset of 1909 is the
r most complete instrument ever
devised by fashion for female
r torture. The seeming simplicity
of the mode calls for the appar
ent elimination of hips, and to
h this end the new corset is cun
1e ningly adapted.
in An exchange comments on the
. fact that state papers are expect
ed, and frequently called upon to
n boost New Orleans, but when
e they attempt to secure advertis
e ing from New Orleans, they fail.
n Is it surprising then that they
do not feel any great enthusiasm
at in working for the city? If the
very excellent Progressive Union
1 of New Orleans would inculcate
reciprocity towards the country
press, it would bring about "an
era of good feeling" that would
e mean substantial results in the
way of business.
CAlRl YING CONCEALED IVEAIP "Si
Judge Woodside has been criti' cats
cised for the policy he has out- DE
lined of imposing the heaviest gaR
penalties allowed by law for the Roi
carrying of concealed weapons, of
but the great body of thoughtful
citizens will approve his course. at
The whole subject has been cRi
threshed out so frequently, and goe
every argument, pro and con, so cel
thoroughly sifted, that it hardly one
? seems necessary to bring them pi
t forward again. Every one real- thi
izes the evil. Every one realizes sti
if that most of the murders done thi
!t in the first heat of passion are ac
y due to the ever.ready pistol. Hi
, Every one knows pistol-toting is
e, the curse of the negro. Then
U. why question the wisdom of do
s. ing everything possible to re- T
sd strain this unlawful practice of of
>r carrying concealed weapons? H
if The arguments adduced in fav- ai
ts or of the practice are based upon s;
the different contingencies when a
n- a weapon is required, but it tl
rs should be remembered that the l1
nd law does not forbid the carrying t
m. of weapons, but only when they
le- are concealed. The occasions i
in when a weapon is really needed I
the are best served when the weapon t
is is not concealed, and in most in- i
n, stances may be contined to the
vi- use of the officers of the law.
Los- However to provide for every
rey possible emergency there is lit
,ds tle doubt that the sale of weap
isk- ons should be restricted to re
ght sponsible persons, and the latter
required to pay licenses for car
t. rying same, the only exceptions
to be officers and persons expos
the ed to certain well-defined peril.
,on- ous circumstances.
Cheap Lightning Rods.
Prof. Henry of the weather
bureau, Washington, shows how
lightning rods that are "inexpen"
sive yet effective" may be put up
by anybody. The following is a
tlis of necessary materialst
"Enough galvanized iron tele
graph wire to serve for the rod,
a" pound of galvanized, Iron sta.
pies to hold the wire in place, a
few connecting tees and a pound
of aluminum paint.
`"While iron is not so good a
r conductor as copper," says the
professor, "It is less likely to
e cause dangerous side flashes and
- it also dissipates the energy of
r the lightning flash more effective
"t ly than does the copper."
A near-city, adopting metro
politan methods, sends out ad
vertising in the guise of news
letters, and some newspapers
with a friendly feeling for the
old town published the boost
talk, But when the near-city
proposes to charge $1.50 per
month for this news service, it
strangles the graft in its infancy,
Gambling, which has been bot
tied up in Jefferson parish for
some months, is wide open again.
Some one will have "to call the
attention" of the Governor.
The state assessors are in re
ceipt of the abstracts from the
State Board of Equalization, and
will be able to put the assess
ment rolls in shape for the State
Auditor, immediately, It is
probable that the latter will have
the rolls in hand at least thirty
days earlier than last year. The
dispatch with which the Board
has worked is noticeable. The
assessors should be equally as
Gov. Draper of Massachusetts
declined to change the date of
the dedication of the monument
at Baton Rouge from Nov. 15 to
coincide with the President's
visit, as the date Nov. 2, conflicts
with the elections in Massa
chusetts. The President, in or
der to give longer time at Baton
Rouge will come there from
i Natchez in the naval militia's
a steamer, Stranger, which is tast
e or than the steamboat, Missis.
e sippi, on which he makes his
y trip down the river,
n Pictures of hangings, whethei
newspaper prints or photo
e graphs, are rightly barred troi
"Sane Od %tory With Baton Rouge."
The Baton Rouge New Advo
cate takes umbrage at THE TRUE
DEMOCRAT'S account of the ball
game which was played in Baton
Rouge last week by a picked nine
of that place and the Felicianas.
After hurling a few bouquets(?)
at the writer of THE TRUE DEMO
CRAT'S article, the New Advocate
goes on to prove that with the ex
ception of the :'rotten umpiring,"
one Baton Rouge baseman trip
ping a Feliciana runner, another
throwing a bat into the grand
i stand, and undue officiousness of
z the police, the game was played
according to Reach, Spaulding,
I. Hoyle, et als.
s Well, we reckon it was.
n It must a-be'n a dandy.
"Over worked and under fed."
This is the cause, in the opinion
of his physicians, of all of E. H.
Harriman's physical ills. Many
another man has fallen from the
same cause. Spurred on by
ambition, they have not spared
themselves from nerve-racking
labor, not taking time to eat at
the proper periods. Cui bono?
All one gets out of the world
is a living. One man's bed may
be a little softer, his food better
than his neighbor's but after all
it is but a bed and food, useful
for a time, and only that. And if
he so spends himself for the
acquisition of wealth, that he
cannot even enjoy his food, his
pay is indeed so small that nc
man in the ditch need envy him,
The opening of the big transfer
at Donaldsonville on Thursday is
an event of no little significance,
marking as it does a new system
in handling freights between
boats and shore. The antiquated
methods in use along the Missis
rL ippi have been unfavorably con
v trasted with those employed
along even the smaller 1iuropean
p streams. For example, the for
a mer has employed slow man
handling of freights, the pictur
:. esque but clumsy roustabout,
I, while the latter use strong and
L. dexterous machinery.
a W, W. Crane, by virtue of the
d Dick taw, will appeal to the War
Department to probe the charges
a made by him of fradulent stuff
e ing of the muster rolls of Co. B.
Lotisiana Field Artillery. It
will be remembered th4t Major
Crane's agitation of this matter
e- led to his dismissal from the
service without a trial or hearing.
When Hugh Latham says "Fly
with me" it means something.
On Thursday, he broke the
world's record as an aviator,
making 95 miles in less than two
hours at Rheims, Frrarnce, where
the big contest took place.
State of Louisiana, Parish of West
Feliciana, 24th Judicial District
Roberts, Johnson & Rand shoe Co.,
vs E. L. Montgomery.
By virtue of a writ of Fi Fa to me
dired by the Hon. Court aforesaid in
the above entitled cause I have seized n
and will offer for sale on the premises ul
of defendant at Wakefield, La., to the a
I highest bidder at the hour of 11 o'clock
a. m. on
Saturday, Sept. 11, 1909,
the following property to-wit:
The contents of the store of defend
fant consisting of groceries, drpgs,
]crockery, glass'ware, show-cases,
e shoes, notions, dry goods, 1 iron safe,
I counter scales, also one platform
e scale, 1 hay rake, 1 buggy, 4 plows, 2
cultivators, 2 cotton planters, 1 mow
Ing machine, 14 cows, 1 steer, Sealves,
1 mare pony, 1 wagon, two mules,
i etc., etc.
Terms of sale--Cash, with benefit of
t J. H. ('LACK,
The President disapproves of
Whitelaw Reid as Ambassador
to England, as the latter's style
of living is too ostentatious for
the representative of a republic.
Mr. Reid pays more for house
rent than the entire amount of
Politic has stopped in this
hot season to cool off and take
STuE T'u DEMOCLAT offlice i
ithe place to send your job-work,
Give us a trial.
Improve our Parks and Oar
Hinderer's Iron Wo
1112-1118 CAMP STREET, NEW ORLEAqi
IRON FENCES CHEAPER THAN WOOD.
Iron Chairs, Tables, Settees. Flower Boxes, Hanging Pots,
Arbors, Arches, Vases, Fountains and benches for Publie
Parks, Office Railing, Roof Cresting, Stsarways, Stable Pix.
tures, Hitching Posts, Carriage Steps, Bridge Plates, As
Doors, Cesspool Rings, Brakeshoes
Grate Bars, Malleable and Gray Iron
Castings, Drinking Fountains, Fence
CEMETERY FENCES and
MEMORIAL CROSSES. -"
A beautiful Christian Home School offering a thorough
refining influences at a cost unusually low.
$162 Pays ALL the necessary expenses of the student, ezp
' the entire year. Some rooms for $142--ll expenses, oomfortslb
a young ladies may pay half their expenses by taking duties.
These prices the student pays; it is less than the amosat
pends for the student.
y Would you like to know how this famous, established
e offer patrons the BEST in schools at so low a cost to them?
y We would like to tell you-there's a reason. Ill
S , BROWILEE, PrdeSt. * .
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THE SAFEST AND QUIKEST WVi
LOIH DISTANCE TELEPUIW ,
FOR UTES APPLY TO LOAL iur
CUMBERLAO TELEPHOIE & TELEAUSI
~,,,s 1,,,,'s a ¢IS0T
SOUL OF NSii."
NEW omLAN4 LL
Belhaven College for Y
Jaokh n, MlsssIulpI. J. R, PRE$TONS,.?
18TH SESSION OPENS SEPT. 1$,
Talented and experienmed fsoulty 10.act
games, All modern appointmeats, Pernaul
stu4ent's needs bad welfase, xoellent faes,
n.ent, sound lnstraueton guarsated. Patrna
tured homes. Not a room vacant the pau two
early for catalogue.
8 talented and
Cllop ket ball, croquet
door games for ll
FOR SilLS. curriculum. The
I! W, Van Nook, A, ., . S, .,provided unususl ra "
ral.IInl coming year, the
rolOp , it State, to tide ov4r U:.
S$ssiOs OpoI$ Sit, 151th depression. Write f
Port Obin, Miss.
i 70th year begin September td. iterastre.
mI usic, art. elocution. stenogrpb, bookkOL P
mling, sewing. Physical culture free. Sple)
attentlon gien to hbeth PAl O1Th: CoP1fP
degree of A. B.. Preparatory DS.U .
Some studenat reduce eIpees by t.l
duties. Educatiool tour to New Orleas.
REV. H. 0. HAWKINS, A. B.. Preideat.
ORDERS TAKEN FOr
Lespedan Strists Seed
for fall delivery, Also for hay,
2 Lespedeza and native grasses
C. HAROLD RODDSE,
Idan Plrtatls. . 0., W,,YM .
.. . . ,M n iM
$4 per ton in the field in wagon
$4 per ton in carload lots, f. o. b.
I guarantee this cane to be
free from borers.
.R. C. HOWELL,
S Wilcox, P. O.
The smgal boy rle sawlly
that vatation is pearly pver.
The provident mothers are all
sewing on new school clothes,
I Tourist 'I
the placu d.1
at very lw r
October Sla$ i
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