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PERSONAL BUT POLITE.
Alke,' 1. 'r a here for Nev
Miss : lIVy MIlnlford sl)en'
Tuesday il town.
Mr. Elv ynl lirrow has beer
E. L. I' yeu( of Natchitocheh
has be,.n at Elm P'ark, this week
Dr. andl Mrs. ,las. KilbournE
are her' fo,r ftl' week-end.
Elrie iRobinson made a busi
ness trip to Alexandria and Man
sura ovr Te'l'sday.
Mr. \'Wo,. A. Daniel of Magho,
lia, La. is i~iting his relatives irn
Jos. Stern goes to New Orleans
to-day ,on business.
Mr. Willis Daniel is visiting
Alexandria, and Mr. Bob Daniel
is in Woodville on business.
Mrs. .ts. D. Wood leaves next
week to visit her husband's rela
tires at Port Gibson.
Capt. Lane Brandon has been
very ill at Rosebank, the home of
his daughter, Mrs. 13. I. Barrow,
but is now better.
Mrs. Fred Bauman is suffering
from grippe, and is being nursed
at the home of her brother, G. L.
Miss Theresa Levy returned
after the holidays to New Or
leans where she is the guest of
her brother, I. Levy.
Mr. Morris Wolf came up
Wednesday night on his usual
weekly trip here during the win
Mrs. F. G. G. lochenedel and
children were appreciated
guests of friends at Oak Grove,
"It is regrettable that Mr. Jno.
Lobdell and family expect to
leave Wakefield soon, where they
have lived the past year.
Mr. and Mrs. Conrad sail for
Panama to-day week. They were
guests in town of Mrs. Hochene
del for the euchre party.
Mr. C. Harold Brodersen, who
has been in Denmark for some
months past, is expected home
in the course of the month.
It is pleasant to hear that A.
iM. Fishburn of Woodville is con
valescing from an attack of pneu
Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Chisholm
entertained at a dining compli
Mentary to Mr. and Mrs. Moise
Conrad, who are spending a few
days with friends in Woodville.
0O. Coke, 'representing a St.
Qouis house, and his wife and
dhild have been here several
days, stopping at Mrs. Con
Sol Stern leaves Sunday for
New Orleans to take a business
urse at Soule Commercial Col
ge.He will be accompanied by
8ssister, Miss Freda, who will
Ipend a few days in the city.
The Burgas family will be here
for a month longer, as they have
,ot found a home in New Orleans
yet. Mr. Burgas expects to di
tide his time between his two
Mr. Dannie Mann, wife and
Isby, are lhere from Alexandria,
,guests of their different rel
yes and are warmly welcomed
them and by Mri. Mann's
ny old friends.
SReports of th, thouse party at
Agola during the holidays bear
sghted testimony to the hos
lity of Capt. and Mrs. Hyner.
very day hbrought its separate
Messrs. H1. P. Blraswell and J.
A.kEvans arrived Thursday, and
tre laying plLus fori successful
ftrm demonstrati,)n. Mr. Bras
Well will reumain here but will
bring his family for the
L P. Barrow has returned
ina pleasant holiday trip to
N.e Iberia, I;., where his fami
Li8 on a visit to her mother,
Mrs. W. G. Smith. Mrs. Bar
O and chillren will join Mr.
Itrrow here shortly.
little Albert \Weydert broke
M arm while playing at the
o house sevcral weeks ago,
the activity- of the little boy
athe knittlng together of
fracture Edward Weydert,
shothimself in the foot, is
- . nicely.
The True Democrat
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MAIL ORDERS RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION.
H. M. Gastrell has returned
from a visit to his sister, Mrs.
A. G. Thom pson of Grant parish.
It is not pleasant to record that
Mr. Gastrell has decided to leave
here, although his objective point
has not yet been definitely decid
In some way Mrs. Henry
Hearsey's visit to Mrs. Chas.
Tooraen has been overlooked.
Also the Christmas visit the
family enjoyed from Morris Too
raen of Alexandria, who was ac
companied by a friend.
Messrs. Ernest and Geo. New
man have the pleasure of enter
taining the former's nephew, Mr.
L. M. Frick of Point View, Kan
sas, and Mr. Frick's wife, and
daughter. Miss Gladys. The
party is on a trip South and are
here from Houston, Tex.
Arnaud Michel sends us a
card from Lake Charles, which
depicts the growth in twenty-five
years of the firm he works for,
The Muller Co., from a small
shack to a large two story brick.
He seems pleased with his new
Services will be held morning
and evening at the Methodist
Church on Sunday.
On Friday, Jan. 21, Rev. Mr.
Riggs will preach at the Tunica
Methodist Church and again on
Sunday, Jan. 23at 11 o'clock.
The Woman's Missionary So
ciety will meet at Miss Rayn
ham's, Tuesday next, at 3 p. m.
Rev. Mr. Claiborne is expected
back from Montgomery, Ala. in
time for the usual Sunday ser
vices at Grace Church.
THE TRUE DEMOCRAT books
another order for a pamphlet
which will run to about 60 pages.
Our hook-work department is
coming on very well, thank you.
Remember that this printing is
not only bringing money into the
town but spending it here. Go
you and do likewise.
The vegetable garden is now
calling for attention, and much
work of that sort is going on.
May it be that those who sow in
hope, reap in joy. At this early
in the season, planting is almost
as exciting as card-playing and
far more risky.
The Mutual Building & Loan
Association's new series, .J, al
ready numbers 191 shares. W.
T. Forrester made a trip to Clin
ton, from which he returns to
day, in the Association's interest.
Mr. and Mrs. Max Mann en
tertain at dinner to-morrow in
honor of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Mann
of Alexandria. Incidentally the
mother of the hostess, Mrs. R.
Schlesinger, will also be an hon
ored guest on account of the day
being her 77th birthday. Mr.
and Mrs. Wmin. Kahn will be pres
Progressive poker is now the
rage. (It progresses from even
ing to evening.)
The Rebekah Lodge meets for
installation of officers, Wednes
day at 4 p.in m.
Mr. Argue Remains Conductor.
It caused consternation and
regret when it was rumored for
a few days that Mr. George Ar
gue, for nearly twenty years the
conductor on the mixed train,
West Feliciana Branch of the Y.
& M. V. Railroad, contemplated
giving upl this position to take a
passenger train on the Hammond
lBranch. Mr. Argue did think
of so doing, but we are glad to
be able to announce that he has
given up the ideaapd will remain
with the old West Feliciana train,
which has borne so many of us
through joy or sorrow, these
many years to our respective
destinations. What would that
train be without George Argue
on it to punch the tickets and
pull the bell, etc, etc? His kind
voice, his pleasant smile, (not so
pleasant as to be unctuous but
just pleasant enough) his explan
ation of delays have made the
journey tolerable at some time
or another for us all. Without
him, there is little doubt, that
there have been periods of delay
when only his personal kindli
ness saved the day. For in
stance, on an August day, when
the train, under orders, stopped in
the blazing sun to throw off ties
for a half hour or so, only his
cheerful presence has prevented
the wilted passengers from do
ing something to the train.
Seriously, he is an excellent
conductor, making even a mixed
train bearable, and every one is
delighted to know that his daily
trilps through here will not cease.
Mr. and Mrs. Wade Richard
son entertained delightfully,
Tuesday evening, at a supper in
compliment to Mr. and Mrs.
Moise Conrad. There were fif
teen covers and the guests in
cluded Mrs. Conrad's most inti
mate friends with whom she is a
great favorite. In addition to
discussing a delicious menu, a
"poem contest" was instituted
with poems in honor of the bride.
Mr. K. C. Smith was judge and
he decided in favor of Miss
The Literary Club held its
fortnightly meeting with Mrs.
B. E. Eskridge, yesterday after
noon. The principal feature was
Wagner's music which the Club
is now studying. Mrs. George
Argue of Wood ville was the club's
guest for this occasion.
Since people so easily mistake
the fire signals when blown by
the power house whistle, in fact
very few remember them at all,
which causes delay and confusion,
would it not be a good idea to
purchase a fire whistle? It would
cost about sixty-tive dollars, we
are told, and at almost any time
would be worth that amount to
The bridge club was entertain
ed on Wednesday by Mrs. J. R.
Matthews. An extra table was
devoted to a pleasant game of
five hundred, complimentary to
Mrs. Frank Leake, who also won
the prize. Mr. O. D. Brooks
made the best score at bridge.
Mr. Braswell Wil Help All Farmers.
Mr. Braswell, farm demonstra
tor has established his headquar
ters at Mrs. C. Hi. Converse's,
where he can be easily seen and
communicated with. He will
stand prepared to go to any part
of the parish to advise the farm
ers. He says he will not thrust
himself upon any one, or give un
asked-for advice, but to the will
ing, he is willing. This offer ap
plies to the colored farmers of
the parish as well as the white,
whom Mr. Braswell invites to
consult him freely, and he will
help a negro as quickly as a
white man. Indeed the govern
ment's purpose is to raise agri
culture along all lines, and to
arouse a proper pride and inter
est among the very humblest in
This parish has some excellent
colored citizens. These should
take the lead in improved farm
ing and inspire others of their
race to better work and results.
These men will all find Mr. Bras
well ready to help them.
The progressive euchre party
grew to such proportions that it
was transferred to Pythian Hall,
where on Thursday evening a
large number of married and un
married couples met for the game
that never seems to grow old.
Fourteen tables were filled and
an animated game resulted. The
prizes were arwarded to Mrs. L.
J. Davis, Mrs. E. Muse, Mrs. A.
F. Barrow, Dr. Sidney Powell
and Dr. S. M. Blackshear. Chick
en salad and white wine punch
were served at the conclusion of
Mr. E. C. Lee, who has been
connected with the firm of John
F. Irvine Co. Ltd. for the past
several years, leaves on the 1st
and will move to New Orleans,
where he will probably go into
business. He and his family
have been much liked here and
their departure is sincerely re
Mr. O. Joffrion, we should have
mentioned before, is managing
Mr. Irvine's Lakeland plantation
on the west side, since the death
of Mr. Wills.
Senator Gordon of Mississip
pi, Gov. Noel's appointee, is the
grandfather of John T. Barrow,
the excellent young pharmacist
at L. P. Kilbourne's. Mr. Bar
row has had a letter from the
Senator since he took his seat in
Mr. Ben Mann has had a wall
sign painted at his place of busi
ness, and it is both neat and at
Soy beans for planting can be
had from the Feliciana Oil Com
As West Feliciana Chapter, U.
D. C. finds it impracticable to
celebrate Lee Day, members are
urged to attend the exercises at
their nearest school on that day,
wearing the chapter badge and
showing that though activity
may wane, real love and interest
in the glorious memories of our
fathers can never grow cold.
A Smal hrghry.
Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Derryberry
had an exciting experience with
a burglar, Thursday morning
about four o'clock, at their home
in Principal St., Bayou Sara.
Their baby girl awaked from
sleep and aroused her parents,
who lay, talking quietly for a few
minutes before turning on the
electric light. They touched the
button, the light appeared when
there was a scramble on the floor
and a rush of some one from their
bedroom into the sitting-room
and out through the window.
Mr. Derryberry followed and
fired five or six times in the di
rection in which he supposed the
intruder went over the fence, but
the latter evidently went through
the gate, as there was left the
whole print of where he fell in
It was not seen whether the
man was white or black, but he
was in his sock feet and had evi
dently entered the house through
the sitting-room window, which
he left open for his departure.
At the time of being discovered
he was going through the pockets
of Mr. Derryberry's clothes,
some of which he carried out on
the gallery. Money was his ob
ject, as he took the small change
but nothing else.
Later, Mr. Fred Bauman heard
some one at his back door and he
got up, but the person ran away.
An attempt to break in at Jim
Vinci's was also made and Mr.
Vinci heard the noise and went
to a window which he found open.
Nothing has been discovered as
to the identity of the burglar, or
whether it was the same person
in all three cases.
Mr. Calhoun, formerly of the
Experiment Station at Calhoun.
La., but now farm agent, working
under J. A. Evans, in the delta
district will be here shortly to
spend a week, giving advice and
co-operating with Mr. Braswell
in his work. West Feliciana has
been included in Mr. Calhoun's
district and will be regularly un
der his inspection hereafter.
Mr W. H. Richardson has fav
ored us with a bushel of his
home-made cornmeal, consign
ments of which he is now mak
ing to local merchants in neat
bushel packages, very properly
labeled "Pride of West Felici
,ana." It is fresh, sweet, clean,
well-bolted meal, and eating it
one not only enjoys these several
Sexcellent qualities, but the satis
faction of knowing that it in a
home product-the result of
Shome enterprise. Mr. Richard
son has already demonstrated,
earlier in the season, that West
Feliciana can sell corn to out
siders. Now he uses his cotton
gin, equipped with the proper
machinery, to make superior
Speaking of resolutions, Wade
Buquoi says, he resolved not to
make any resolutions.
The hens have come off their
SChristmas strike and are laying
SEastern Star Chapter holds its
r usual bi-monthly meeting, Thurs
Sday next, 8:80 p. m.
Al Laurd i
Mrs. Calhoun Hamilton went
to Natchitoches this week to ac
company her daughter, Miss
Florence, and son, Rufin, who
enter the State Normal there.
Miss Fannie Dampf is enter
taining a little girl friend from
Woodville for the day.
Soy beans for planting can be
had from the Feliciana Oil Com.
M. & E. Wolf have not renewed
their liquor license this year, but
we believe there are no other
changes in town. A. 8. Brass
eaux, at first, thought of going
out of business, but has changed
his mind. Tom Vinci has become
naturalized and has a saloon.
The People's Bank has added
another $1500 to its surplus,
making a total of $4,000, which
is showing a proper disregard of
the boll weevil.
Prof. B. N. Lowrey attended
the Conference of high schbool
principals at Shreveport, this
week. Supt. Hendon bad charge
of his classes.
Mr. Alex McKowen has been
in St. Francistille several times
lately conferring with Judge
Every man in town of poll tax
able age has paid his quota to the
Noae of Appkalem for Pft~i So iI
Uqhhrs is Tews of St. Fraisde k
Notice is bhereby given ia oompl
ance with Section 8 of Act No. 116 of
the General Assembly oi the Staste of
Louisiana of the Session of 19N, that
I have filed my petition and appliaes
tlon with the Board of Alderme or
Council of said Town of St. Framela.
ville, for a permit to sell intoxioating
liquors in said town atthe pleae now
conducted by J. D. Vinci on Lotm 21
and 22, south range, on Perdianad
Street, in the town of St. PrFacsville,
La., upon payment of the legal liesase
1 therefor. Said petition and applies
tion being for the year 1910. Dome
s and given this 3rd day of Jan. 1910.
What about printing in book
form the town laws, recently
codified by Atty. Jas. H. Kil
bourne, Mr. Mayor and council.
men? Then no one could claim
that he didn't know it was "agin
the law." The True Dem. can
do the work and will spend the
money at home.
"'ADE LAST ISI6T."
SWe have the agency for
.Jacob's New Orleans Candies.
.Assorted Chocolates, Italian
I Creams, Marshmallows,
SChocolate Assorted Nuts,
r Grystalized Fruit, Maraschino
,Cherries, Chocolate Brazil
Nut Delicacy, Chocolate Wal
a nut Delicacy.
Chocolate Marshmallows. 50 cts.;
Chocolate Almonds. 50 ct..:
Chocolate Nougatine. 40 cts.;
Chocolate ia Cerase. 1O cts
Crushed Fruit Creams. 50 cts.
MI's sryal rummy.