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The True Democrat.
Vol. XXI St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish La., Saturday, September 28.1912 No. 35
K. C. SMITH, President. DR. C. F. HOWELL, Vice-President.
DAVID I. NORWOOD, Cashier. ANCEL ARD, Assistant Cashier. I
St. Francisville, La.
Capital - - $50,000
Surplus - - $10,000
K. C. Smith, A. F. Barrow, Samuel Carter, B. E. Eskridge, C. 
Weydert, C. F. Howell, Ben Mann, F. O. Ham- a
ilton, Wm. Kahn, D. I. Norwood. o
A general banking business ransacted. Liberal accommodation .
In accord with sound and conservative banking extended patrons. 4
Certificates of Deposit Bearing 4 Per Cent. Interest to Time Depositors. 4
-I WiWi i I i" i: "i
Cleaning-Up Time
Is Here
S. I. Reymond Co., Ltd.,
Cor Main and Third Streets
Baton Rouge, La.
Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes Hats,
Clothing, Housefurnishing, Etc.
Estimates Furnished on 3
Wire Doors and Screens
Oi Specialty II
Window and Door Frames,.
Mantels, Etc.
First-Class Heart Shingles
Always On Hand.
You can make more money out of your corn crop the
same way other farmers do in this vicinity. Why
don't you do it? All that is necess;ary is to get
Deering corn machines like we have sold to other
farmers near here. We don't believe you will cut
any more corn by hand after seeing one of these
machines at work. We'll be glad to demonstrate.
Morgan Reluctant to Meet Claiborne
Uses Dilatory Tactics to Avoid Debate
Claiborne Challenges Prince of Dodgers to Joint Debate Any Where at Any
Time In Order That People May Decide Fitness For Congress.
NEW ORLEANS, LA., Sept. 25.- I
Hon. Ferdinand C. Claiborne, of New
Roads, Pointe Coupee parish, now in I
V a second primary with Lewis L. Mcr- I
d. gan, of Covington, for Congress from
4 the Sixth District, was in the city
last night, moving his seat of cam
paign operations from Tangipahoa to I
Washington Parish. He will go over
to Franklinton this morning and be- I
gin a detailed tour of that parish.
Unable so far to secure a series
of joint debates with his opponent,
Mr. Morgan, Mr. Claiborne fired the I
following telegram at Morgan last
- night, throwing wide open the door pro
v and begging for an opportunity to dat
1 meet the St. Tammany candidate or, gan
the hustings: lief
"New Orleans, La., Sept. 24, 1912. wir
I "Mr. L. L. Morgan, Baton Rouge, onc
La.-Mr. Conrad J. Lecoq has just in- wie
, formed me by phone that he was un
r able to agree with your manager on
places and dates for joint debates. in
I irst proposed joint debate in each "I
B parish seat. You refused this. Now upi
your manager balks on the other of- I v
fers. I therefore now offer to meet clu
t you anywhere any time you choose, wai
provided I am informed of place and
date in time to avoid breaking en
gagements without proper notice. Ear
liest date possible preferred. Please
wire me your proposed schedule at
once. I agree to any schedule you
"I am well pleased with canditions
in Tangipahoa," said Mr. Clalborne.
"I believe there has been a complete
upheavel and revolution in sentiment.
I will carry the parish. Claiborne
clubs are being organized in every
ward in the parish. Already at Ham
I mend a club of 127 has been formed;
at Amite 112 members, and at Pon
chatoula 52."
Mr. Claiborne expects to carry
'ight out of twelve parishes in the
I Sixth District-Point3 Coupee, West
Peliciana, West Baton Rouge, Iber
ville, Ascension, East Baton Rouge,
St. Helena and Tangipahoa. He con
cedes to Morgan four parishes-St.
Tammany, East Feliciana, Livingston,
and Washington.
Mr. Claiborne is receiving the vol
untary support of fourteen newspa
pers in the district.
),uuntusonvllle Chief: P
Dear old Tom Holland of the St.
Helena Echo, whom we love as fond- S:
ly as if he were really our grand- ci
rather instead of our newspaper un- C
cle, beats the Jews and keeps close T
up to the Gentiles in figuring things c'
out his way before an election comes R
along a.u %aiocks his calculations i'
galley-west. Uncle Tom's forte is D
futurities, and he fixes 'em up al- r
ways so as to land his candidates, he
even if it is necessary to achieve gi
the desired result in some instances T
by exactly the opposite line of rea- S
:soning that is adopted to bring it It
about in others. a]
F'rinstance, he argufies that the C
election of Mr. Morgan to congress bi
fromi the sixth district is like a tin w
kettle tied to a dog's tail-"bound to g.
occur"--because, "with his lead of t1
1,236 in the first primary we felt in
that there was no power on earth tU
that could defeat him." ti
When it comes to the contest for ri
the supreme judgeship from the
fourth district, however, Uncle Tom e(
is supremely oblivious of the lead of tt
4,514 votes that Judge O'Nield has vi
oc er Judge Reid, and the Echo en- di
thusiastically proclaims its support 1i
of the Tangi'pahoa candidate and in- ti
ferentially backs up the belief ex- m
pressed by himself and his friends tr
"that he will win out."
We are not quarreling with Uncle C,
Tom's Echo for making its rule work M
both ways so as to boost its friends ec
and bump their opponents "a-comin' of
and a-gwine." On the contrary, we C,
admire the spirit of loyalty to home tc
folks and near neighbors that prompts n,
the attitude of our esteemed contem- p(
porary and wouldn't have it do a bit si
different. But we just wish to re- .a
mind Uncle Tom that Ferd Clai- pi
borne's friends believe he stands ev- pi
en a better chance of winning in to
the second congressional primary ra
than Judge Reid does of heading his li<
competitor in the run-off for the su- er
preme judgeship. And it stands to w
reason that if there be some earth- pi
ly power that will enable the Tangi- of
pahoa candidate to circumvent an op- th
position plurality of 4,514, it is clear- sl
ly within the compass of mundane b3
possibilities that the Pointe Coupee w
candidate should develop the strength p1
to smash a St. Tammanyite's little ra
Ikad of 1,236 into smithereens. I'his th
isn't a prophecy, mind you, but only hi
an analogical argument, and when it H
comes to nannyology, we believe
we've got Tom Holland's goat.
Iberville Champion: In
The voters of the First ward of of
this parish have organized a Clal- ni
borne club, composed of 84 members, ed
among them being some of themost nt
prominent voters in the ward, who Ti
are sufficiently strong in numbers to be
carry that ward for Claiborne, if they an
should stick and vote together, which a
it is likely they may do. Still there ca
is always the danger of some people ti
changing their minds, for various rea- of
sons, and others being persuaded to as
do so. Whether or not this will hap- se
pen in the present instance remain to tic
be seen. If Claiborne can make any- th
thing like the same showing lin other he
wards, he should be enabled to carry an
the parish easily. of
'ointe Coupee Banner:
t. The following newspapers in the
!1- Sixth Congressional District have de
l- clared for Ferd C. Claiborne for
a- Congress: The Baton Rouge State
;e Times-Advocate; The True Demo
;s crat, West Feliciana; The Jackson
:s Record, East Feliciana; The Sugar
is Planter, West Baton Rouge; The
is Denham Springs News, Livingston;
.1- The Hammond Vindicator, Tangipa
s, hoa; The Ponchatoula Beacon, ran
re gipahoa; The Kentwood Commercial,
!s Tangipahoa; The Slidell American;
a- St. Tammany. The New Orleans
it Item and the Times-Democrat have
also endorsed the candidacy of Mr.
ie Claiborne. It will be noticed that the
is bulk of the press support comes from
n what is commonly called the "Mor
:o gan country." The supporters of
jf the Morgan fortunes have been try
It ing to "bluff" with great claims of
,h the avalanche of votes from that sec
tion which will swamp that of the
)r river parishes.
ie It must be said of the broad-mind
mn ed people of the eastern section of
)t the district that they take no such
is view of the matter and that they
a- decry any effort to draw sectional
rt lines; they are as one in declaring
a- that their vote will be cast for the
K- man best qualified by experience and
is training.
The Vindicator will' support Mr.
le Claiborne in his race against Mr.
'k Morgan, and respectfully asks the
Is consideration of the voters in behalf
u' of the young gentleman from Pointe
e Coupee. We believe Mr. Claiborne
e to be the equal of the St. Tamma
ts ny candidate in many ways and su
2- perior in others. He is young, aggres
it sive and capable, and we predict a
e- aweeping victory for him in the next
1- primary. His recent campaign was
v- prosecuted along dignified lines, no
n tably free of mud-slinging and vitupe
7 ration. In his quiet manner he so
s licited the influence of the voters ov
1- or the district. No special trains
"o were at his disposal; the torch-light
1- procession was curtailed; the beating
i- of the big bass drum, the sound of
- the tom-toms and the glare of the
sky rocket were not commissioned
e by him to .influence the 2,965 voters
,e who believed him the man for the
,h place. Young Claiborne rpade the
e race on his merits. He will win in
s the same manner. Cast your vote for
y him and be on the winning side.
it Hammond Vindicator.
Shrevoport Journal:
More than one of the important
measures passed by the last session
ºf of the general assembly bears the
I- name of Ferd Claiborne and he help
;, ed to shape up many others that do
it not bear his name on the title page.
o The "poor litigants bill," we remem
o ber, was put through by Claiborne,
y and if we are not mistaken he t~ook
ha leading part in shaping up the fis
e cal agency Jegislation which at one
e time threatened to disrupt the forces
1- of the administration in the general
o assembly. Throughout the regular
- session Claiborne worked enthusias
o tically for the reforms demanded by
" the Good Government League, and
r he deserves the kindliest feelings
y and consideration from the Democrats
of the Sixth Congressional District.
The Louisiana Tax Reorm Associa
e tion was organized at Alexandria, La.
last Saturday, with about 250 promi
r nent men from all parts of the State
e of Louisiana present. The officers
of the association are Ex-Governor
a Newton C. Blanchard, president;
r John T. Michel and Theodore Wil
e kinson, vice presidents; David M.
;Blackshear and A. T. Hunter, secre
t- taries.
i- The following executive committee
i, was appointed:
Gov. Hall, chairman; E. H. Farrar,
s Morton A. Aldrich, Walter Burke, R.,
e B. Butler, Leon Locke, Martin Man
i. ion, L. E. Thomas, Robert Roberts,
e Leon R. Smith, Bertrand Well, De
a los R. Johnson, Joseph Voegtle, W.
O. Hart, D. C. Scarborough, Jeff Sny
f der, Marion Swords, Henri L. Guey
- dan, S. McC. Lawrason, Zach Spear
f ing, Charles W. Elam, Geo. W. Smiths
W. C. Barnette, T. W. Robertson, C.
e C. Prlitchard and J.. W. Jeffrion.
Of these the first twelve mem
l- bers were members of the governor's
f tax commission.
h There was general discussion of
y the tax measure, during which Gov.
Ll Hall spoke at considerable length in
g explanation and advocacy of the adop.
e tion of the amendment.
d He was followed by Walter Burke,
Charles W. Elam, T'heo. S. Wilkin
.son, Prof. Charles E. Coates, L. E.
Thdmas, Dr. James H. Dillard, Judge
e Lawrason and Martin Manion, the
discussion lasting until 6 o'clock,
e when the conference closed after
Chairman Blanchard had appointed
the executive committee and fixed
their first meeting at New Orleans
for Sept. 26.
We know of a case where three
different people have ,had charge of 1
a farrm and where each one made
a failure, and the farm had been
abandoned as being worthless. A
t man from the north came along and
the owner made him a ridiculously
.low proposition and he purchased it,
being warned all the time by the
owner that it had been abandoned
and that he could not make expen
ses on it. The gen leman took the
chance, however, and went on his
property in March. He went over
r his land and plowed it much deeper
than it had ever been before and
planted it in corn. This gentleman ,
will harvest enough corn to pay far
his year's work; you understand me
to say his year's WORK. This is
the trouble with most of our southern
farmers-they do not work enough.
t -Richland Democrat.
3 Vote for Claiborne on October 8th.
> How do you go from your home to
your work, or from the railroad sta
- tion to your work? Is it always the
same route? Probably. If it ais, you
are growing old- not 'perhaps in
-years, but in habits. To do the nec
iessary daily duties always in the
s same way is not wise. It tends to 1
I make monotonous what might be va
r ried. Those who keep longest their
zest in life and their mental supple
rness are those who have learned the
I value of the little daily accretions ofi
Vote for Clalborne on October 8th.
L- The board of control will this year
L. plant 1,200 acres in cane, the floods
ý- having destroyed the former plan.;
a lngs. The cane will be secured from
B Monticello and Oakley plantations of
r the state, on the Yazoo and Missis
lsippi Valley Road, south of Baton
1- Rouge.
It will take twenty cars a day,
hauling for thirty days, to transport
enough cane for the planting of An
e gola. Colonel C. Harrison Parker,
president of the board of control, es
, timates that the freight alone to
move this cane to replant Angola
will amount to over $7,000. An army
, of labor will be necessary at the two
places, Monticello and Oakley, to cut
and place the cane on the cars, and
a big force will be necessary to
plant the cane at Angola upon its ar
rival there. The 4ctual cost of re
planting the cane crop of Angols will
amount to $30,000, it is estimated.
B -
It looks a little peculiar that Judge
f Reid should insist on a second pri
mary in face of Judge O'Nlel's near
a majority over five opponents. Does
p Judge Reid know something that the
rest of us are not aware of?-MMor
, gan City Outlook.
B A gentleman in Maringoiruin, Iber
viyle parish, writes us:
r "Please send me your paper for
I two months. I am a Claiborne sup
1 porter, and will do every thing in
3 my power for him. This ward went
for Ponder In the fLrst primary, but
wll go solid for Ferd In the second
race. And am confident that he will
lead Mr. Morgan in this parish,
, though it went for Morgan in the
f first race."
State Institute Condutor C. A. Ives
writes kindly of the high school at
St. Francisville, as follows:
1 "I spent one day that week with
Supt. Hendon and his teachers of
West Feliciana. There is not a very
3 large number of teachers at work in
r this parish, but enough to do the
work, as the number of white chil
I dren is small. Superintendent Hen
I don has a' group of very enthusias
t tic teachers, with a lively profession
al spirit. It would interest you to
I know that according to Superintend
4 cnt every white child of age in that
parish was in school last session.
That is a record hard to beat, and
is probably not duplicated anywhere
in this state or elsewhere.
"At the high school in St. Francis
ville provision is made for the out
door exercises of little girls in a way
that is not often seen. In a small,
Iinclosed yard for the girls there are
Ihorizontal bars of different heights.
This, I believe, is an idea of DI)r.
SBrooks, a very enthusiastic school
>board member. Where it can be pro
- vided, it would seem to be a good
way to furnish little girls a means
cf developing physical vigor. The de
Smand for muscular exercise is as nor
Smal and as necessary for girls as for
Vote for Claiborne on October 8th.

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