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Ihe True Democrat.
II St Francisvill, West Feliciana Parish La., Saturday, Septmbr 4, 1909.
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TWO BOY KINGS.
One is a sad little Persian boy,
Latest and least of an inbred line:
The other is romping in riotous joy
Where the bees take toll of the buckwheat vine.
One has all of a courtiers's grace
And speaks with an accent low and sweet;
The other is loth to wish his face
And tracks the floo with his muddy feet.
One has a palace all h own,
With lackeys to m his every wish;
An old pine stump is e other's throne
Near the lazy streai where he loves to fish.
One is pale in his gold and lace,
Cursed with a power lie does not crave;
The other is rough, wih a freckled face,
Seldom silent and nev r grave.
One as he grows will eter fear
The rending bomb a d the bravo's knife;
The other will drink wHile he lingers here
Long and deep of th wine of life.
Two boy kings, one tarme, one wild,
Parted by leagues of rolling sea
One is a sad little Persian child;
The other monarch btlongs to me.
-C. B. Quincy in Ne York American.
First Oblect of Good Roads
It costs too much for the farm
r to get his crop to market. He
complains a great deal about 4
railroad charges and railroad dis
nrimination, and in many cases
these omplaints are just.
Bihe ought to complain about
s aty authorities, about I
officers, about the 1
have not provided good
cou noy Cosh
trl ea& o -ofi t
r;Ads' AFi g t~p whole terri- b
tory, but, as the Ohio Farmer d
suggests, these roads should be t
built for the benefit of the far- r
mer, to enable him to get his a
crops to market. Then if they e
are useful to the automobile p
owners or useful to other traffic, b
well and good. h
The truth is, no community n
can over estimate the value of v
good roads. Every dollar put in s
good roads adds ten dollars to the tl
land in that neighborhood. But h
this does not mean that roads tl
ought to be built regardless of b
local necessities or local move- b
ments. In Pennsylvania recent
ly the legislature appropriated b
five million dollars to build a tl
highway from Philadelphia to the w
Ohio line. Protest came from i
the farmers about the waste and b
extravagance, and the Governor el
vetoed the bill.
There is a prejudice in farming d
communities against the bicycle, h
and it is deeper against the auto- ft
mobile; but it is disappearing .mni
it ought to disappear. The f armi- p
er ought to watch carefully the I
development of the automobile. ei
It has heretofore been the l,,y of
the rich. It is gradually level
oping on lines which may make ti
it the most efficient aid to the ar
next generation of farmers. It
The movement for good roads
took on a national aspect when
the bicycle was a new instru
ment of locomotion. The roads e
remained long after the bicycle sa
craze disappeared, or after it H
gave place to the automobile ti
movement-Home and Farm.
Some newspapers advocate g
that all reading matter should be f,
set with lines spaced at the end
like type-written work. This
would make much easier work
for the printers and the plan
would be welcomed by them.
This article is set in the manner
spoken of and in our opinion
looks like punk. It is positively
the last time anything of the
kind will appear in this paper.
Jefferson a Free Trader.
In a speech in the Senate, last
May, Senator McEnery, assert
ed that he followed the lines laid
down by Jefferson and Jackson
as regards protection. A corre
spondent of the Daily States
sets the Senator right, by quot
tries," Jelerion said: nsteed
bf embarrassing commerce un
der piles of regulating laws, du
ties and prohibitions could it be
relieved from all its shackles in
all parts of the world, could
every country be employed in
producing that which nature has
best fitted it to produce and each
he free to exchange with others'
mutual surpluses for mutual
wants, the greatest mass possi
sible would then be produced of
those things which contribute to
human life and human happiness;
the numbers of mankind would
be increased, and their condition
"Would even a single nation
begin with the United States
this system of free commerce, it
would be advisable to begin it
with that nation; since it is one
by one only that it can be extend
ed to all."
Again in his first inaugural ad
dress delivered some years later
he said: "Agriculture, manu
factures, commerce, and naviga
:(,c,, the four pillars of our pros
perity, are the most thriving
when left most free to individual
By no stretch of the imagina
tion could Jefferson be regarded
as a protectionist." He was a
"Free Trader" of the mojst pru
As for Jackson, there is no
evidence that he concerned him
self much about such questions.
He was a great soldier, essen
tially a military man, and did not
set party standards for future
generations to follow as did Jef
Louisiana is discussing what it
shall do with its big corn crop.
It might try making it into ba
con. There is always demand
for bacon, and it is probable that
Louisiana will buy many a pound
raised in other states.-Beau
Let The True Democrat do
your job printing.
Selection of Seed Core.
Dr. W. R. Dodson, director of
the State Experiment Station,
issues a bulletin dealing with
the selection of seed corn, in
which he says in part:
"Good seed corn is as impor
tant as good soil or proper culti
vation and fertilization. It is
quite reasonable to hope that the
average yield of corn in Louisi.
ana can be greatly increased, if
the proper interest can be awak
ened in seed breeding and se
lection. Such interest is being
manifested by our best farmers
and planters already, and the
time is opportune for the devel
opment of enterprises along
these lines. The followingsur
gestions and explanations should
be helpful to all progressive corn
growers, whether school boys or
practical farmers, who have not
previously made a thorough
study of corn. It is not expect
ed that every farmer will become
a corn breeder, but there should
be enough good seed produced
in each community to supply
every field with well-bred seed."
Dr. Dodson urges that experi
ments conducted at the station
have shown that home-grown
seed corn is superior to North
The bulletin makes the follow.
ing suggestions as to how to se
lect the best corn for seed:
"The characters of the stalk
are as strongly hereditary as are
the characters of the- ear. The
&~rt step, therefore, in improv~
ng corn in any gi. n locality is
to select in the tield ; ',
ground, with a moderately long
shank and a heavy shuck, com
pletely drawn over the end of
the ear. Other characters may
also be considered, but these are
the most important. The ten.
dency to sucker is hereditary,
and suckers are undesirable.
The leaves manufacture the ma
terials that build the stalk and
ear, and should be broad and
strong. Strong stalks and brace
roots are of great value in resist
ing storms. Ears that stand too
high from the ground, above the
middle of the stalk, not only
make the stalk top-heavy and lia
ble to prostration by winds, but
indicate later maturity, and great
inconvenience in gathering. In
rich land and with the large va.
rieties corn about five or five and
a half feet from the ground
should be the extreme height of
"It is the judgment of the
writer that over a series of years
the best results will be secured
by having the stalks come into
silk n6arly all at the same time
as possible. an approximate idea
,f earliness or lateness, relative
ly, can bhe ha~i by counting the
joints in th,, I. ~dtween the
ear and the ground -the larger
aumber of joints indic~ting a late
ear, with a givetiAin of corn.
A long isak is desired in L.uial
aia, because It sordo b~tter
weather protA:tio:. Tb ear
droops at maturity, and the most
favorable water shed is provided.
A heavy shuck is a protection
against the birds and grain wee
vils, both serious enemies to corn
throughout the State.
"The softer the corn the more
important is a heavy shuck, that
protrudes well, to completely
cover the end of the ear.
"The size of the ear isan im,
portant consideration, since we
trequently have an abundance of
rain about the time that corn
matures. Excessively large ears
dry out slowly, and are apt to
become moldy, causing injury to
the grain for either feed or seed.
A moderately long ear without
excessive thickness is much to
be desired. The number of ears
per stalk that gives best results
is a question yet unsettled."
You Can hiye Rhm.ism O, r NM,
f Yeu MFse.
Henry Reed, Worcester, Mass.
I requests that still again people
1 be told how to cure rheumatism,
and how to avoid it, as so many
are troubled with it this season.
He suggests that it is only by
, "line upon line" that many can
be reached. For a sudden at
tack of acute rheumatism stop all
f eating whatsoever at onoe. Do
not take one particle of solid or
-liquid food until all pin has
practically departed. But mean
while drink very freely of clear ,
rain water, or distilled water,
- say 4 glasses during first bor,
`2 the second, and perhaps the
third, if case is a severe one,
I then a glass every 2 hours. Re
I lief will not be long coming. Por
chonic rheumatism stop eating
meat of all kinds. ikt but spar
i ingly of eggs, milk, peas, bess
and peanuts. It will be still bet
ternottoeatany. It is the ex
I cess of protein in the foods sam
I ed largely that makes the trouee
ble. It is the waste from this
excess, not passed out, that
" lodges in muscles and joints, oa
consumed cinders, so to speak,
which Irritates and causes the
Spain. To cure, stop pttl agla
and drink pure soft water freely,
•and only that. It is the greest
solvent known. Slowly t will
dissolve and carry. ot the so
cumulations which make the
trouble. Tea and cofee wll ot4
do, as th~ey carry in a poleontery
JshaLar to the uric add "'-b
comes from meat ', ,.
.1ý% CI,, " ""ý l
bread, a few muts, perhps,
but not many, sad bumr, me
ly. The 'butter shauld be ais
and fresh. A little cheese, not
tage or common, may be estes
instead of nuts, but keep the
amount of protein taken eamsed
ingly low, no more than is abso
lutely necessary to renew waste
of muscles. The grains contain
about enough. Baked or boiled
potatoes, fr rice, can be eateM
partly instead of grains. 1t no
mushes, little salt, and little su
gar, except that in sweet fruits.
Eat fruits freely, but no sour
ones covered with sugar. LIarn
to chew food almost everksting
ly, until it is all turned ainto a
liquid into the mouth. The above
Is the way I live to keep free
from a sign of rbeumatism, and
of every other ill, for that amt
tr. This article is all from ex
perience, but has been backed
by scientific experiments li this
oountry and Eglanld.-T. B.
Terry in Practical armer.
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