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The True Democrat.
,Lit I':. ?,l . o . ,IrN Editors
1}116. MA.Y .U')lINSUN j
Official Journal of the Parish of
West Feliciana, the Towns of Bayou
Sara and St. Francisville, and of
the School Board.
WVe also own and publish the Feli
ciana Record, a weekly newspaper
for the town of Jackson, La. Ad
,.rtiseº will do well to get joint
rates for both papers.
EIntred at the Post Office at St.
irarcisville, La., as second class
;ubscription $1.50 a Year In Advance.
Saturday, October 5, 1912.
THE LAST CALL BEFORE THE
Wherer no local contest calls out
i!,e vote, there is always a strong
p,. ba.ility that the vote at a second
r'iirravy will be light. It is to be
a.;llced that such will be the case n!l
'iiesday next. although such inpor
:ant officials as coilgressinani and as
jciatte justice of theit State Supreile
Co(urt ar to bt" nominated, virtually
rih ,ted. It is useless to dilate uIofn
the u1nwisdoil of failing to come to
htr, polls. Every man already knows
It, but the devw of his enthusiasms
li:hving already been brushed off at
lhe first 1)rimlary, he is apt to con
cludle that there will be enough with
out him, and so on, and therefore
1It1 the \\e'ather or other trivial rea
rin keep him away.
Would that we could :mpress upon
each; supporter of Claiborne and
('Niell the special importance of ex
ercising their rights and duties :n
this respect. Certain local consider
at lions are being employed to bring
out a full vote for their opponents,
arnd the friends of Judge O'Niell anJ
Mr. Claiborne, who not only approve
(of them as worthy of support, but
who also disapprove of the methods
used against these candidates, should
feel it a solemnn duty to let nothing
prevent then from coming to the
rpolls and casting their votes for Clai
borne and O'Niell.
Remember these gentlemen are
running on their merits, on records
of past efficient service in public of
fice. The one is not using the ad
vi ntititious claims of any organization
whatsoever, while the other has ta
kt n no undue advantage of his op
ponlent by infraction of the election
laws of the country. These facts
ilouil appeal to every honest voter
,who believes that individual merit
:~glonei should dril ide the result of
Voters, so minded, should not fail
to appear at their respective polls
SAFEST AND FITTEST.
"I deprecate the effort of my op
I,(,nent and his friends trying to at
r:iy ore section of the district against
the other section. I think that a
IRepresentative in Congress ought to
,be broad enough and patriotic enough
t, represent all sections and all in
tcrests of his district and of his
stato. I think such an appeal as that
a reflection upon the intelligence
of any portion of this district. The
tinly test ought to be who will be
the safest and fittest man to take
'are of these vital interests in times
c.. stress and need."
This excerpt, from the circult l t
tt.r wvhich Lewis L. Morgan is sentd
ing broadlcast to the voters of this
l)lstrict, is quoted in order to deny
mtost empihatically that Mr. Morgan's
oplronent is seeking to array one mee
:.nr against the other. On the con
trary that is what IMr. Morgan and
iii- frielldls have sedulously endeav
u'ri.d to do, claimiing that the truclk
*ug! inttrucsts of the eastern part of
:ii distriutt r'equired a representati;ve,
and fherthtr that thait section of tlhei
d:strict had never sent one of its
w(,wn rIut, to Congress, hence the se
licition (f' Mr. Morgan was in order.
I Iis has btten the staple argument,
aidii if not "arraying one section
va'-iin1t n;tulIhir." then what is it?
II is ci'rtainly on the tongue of cv
i-ry Morgan muan in thie east Florida
Pa;rishis. Tlley do not seem to be
a,\are that Mr. Morgan's disapproval
is in print.
'l'hi, coulnter argument to this plea
has always been that MIr. C('laiborne
was fitted to represent all of tihe
cistrict iandtl has so promised, and
hir s is th r broad-mininded view. There
rf, Ir thi suiffragans may well decide
tI :it he is ithe "safest and fittest" to
t: lr, Iare' of "the vital interests" (:f
It-, district and state, "in times of
i-trtss and need." Because tlVhey al
., dio i\ell to remember the distin
tiuisht~l (') record Mr. Morgan made
in th li State Legislature at a time of
'stress andi need," political tyranny
anil miisrul,, and from which, the in
firrnc,, may- safely be made that he
vIl not be equal to the occasion
uh!in times of stress and need o,
cur in theI National Congress. ''"ly
tlheir fruit:is ye shall know tlhem."
lehrman stuick, as a burr-mna nat
urally would do.
It has always semcled to us a very
indelicate act, not to call it inmdcI at
pl)resumlprtion, for Mlr. Morgan zI
claint he will take up the work in
Congr-'ss of the laelnllted Robt. C.
W\ 'kiiffe, when 111T fact is w. l!
kilown that lhe had planilcd to in:
au;ailnst lMr. \ickliffe, this fall, had
the lattelr liveid. In that event, ±i:.
luor an woould now be active in opi)u
sitioli to iMr. \Vicklifft. criticizing,
Iii itpublic atts, and otherwise eln
deavoring to weaken hilt before thl
people. It is eulogy, it is vindica
tionl of a high type that since M.\r.
\Vickliffe is 'tloved fro'l'(,lil tilt'e would
),, suipplanter's path, the lat
tt(-'s real opinioni of the late con
gie"ssnlan is acklnowledgetld atnd politi
(i capital attempted to b, made of
This does not alter the fact of in
delicacy and plrsumiption on 31'.
lMorgan's part, and which should he,
and is, largely resented by Mr. W\ick
For there is a long call between
securing a l1an's secretary, even at
an advance of salary, and being in
a position to carry oult a dead states
man's plans. liesides there being a
question of intellectual fitness, there'
s a i matter of the securing of t r.
Wickliffe's papers, something whi,:i,
we have it on good authority, that
'ltr. Morgan will not be able to (!o.
If Mr. Morgan is under that inl
pression, it is incorrect,
Bhut we have good reason to be
lieve that Mr. (laiborne will le ;hble
to, get these papers, so that this ar
guniment is a Claiborne argument af
DEFECTS OF PRIMARY LAW.
Our primary law, by closing nomai
nations long before the final elec
tion, opens the way for trca -her:.,
and tends to corrupt p)ublic' mo:'ais.
A strong Republican party in the
state would tend to correct this evil;
hut the prospect of one in the near
future, competent to act as a sane
balance, is not the least assurin;g.
some other means must be devise(:l
to keel) treacherous politicians face
to face with an opposition that en
gages their hopes. The law miniht,
for instance, forbid nominees and of
ficials to take active parts in the
election of other candidates, or lose
their right to stand for election dur
ing a specified term, or without lim
it, according to the gravity of the of
fense.-Morgan City Outlook.
Some one else has pointed out that
tile primary law further destroys ini
itiative since no space is left on the
ballot for writing the name of an in
dividual choice of a candidate, neak
ing a nomination after all, merely
passing upon certain men whom
small coteries have selected in the
first place, and induced to run. An
ideal primary would permit the wid
est liberty of choice between parly
SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE
Clinton, La., Oct. 1, 1312.
This writer hlas iteen a voter eevetr
since the Confederate soldier \w'as
enfranchised after thie war between
the States endtled. I have always
leard thile voters say they wvere go
ing to vote fi'r tills or that c(andi
(late for ('ongrl ss, buti I have never
b-fore hea itd a voter say that he
was voting for a secretary of the
Congressmilan. IBut that is the
reasoll why they were going to vote
for Mr. i.. L,. Morgan 'or Congress,
a i he had promised to make Alex
East his private secretary. We will
not pretend to say .Ir. East is not a
\;orthy and competent young man for
the place, but we will say that to
vo;te for a sc'(retary for a Congress
man is a pleha to vote tunheard of be
Now what we know andl have letari
ed about Ferd ('. Claiborne, there is
not a more able and dteserving young
mnan in the Sixtlh Congressio°nal Dis
trict, coultl hie be sent to rel)resvtt
the district in ('ongress. To colmpteO
with the mtnetbers of the Congress
of the United States, you watnt ;a
man of some oratorical ability, a
good scral)p,'r andt one who will cCn
tist for what he wants and thiaks
for the best interest of tho eop0le
he represents. Ferd ('laiborne can
and will do this. Other States sI:di
their best 11men1 who have been tr'ied
in their State legislatuire and have
shown their ability and hionesty in
every political sense.
Go to the polls on October X atid
vote for Ferd Claiborne.
JNO. A. WHITE.
Vote twice for Claiborne next Tuio
day. This is neither a joke nor :a
sulggestion to wrong-doing. It m1ans
vote for Ihim for both the slshort and
long termn. Mark his nanlt, Ioth
places on the ballot.
Tile late-hatched canard is what
the people must )be on the look-out
for, as thell decisive primary' draws
on. Rlt'flet- when somnthit is
brought out derogatory to your cnu
d(date, that if it were true, it wo'ild
Iiv'e heen producetd soont'r, so as to
have reached the entire district.
HEBERT'S COMMENT ON ROOSE
I)iscuss!iuj ('(l. Roosev,,t's soes h,
'a'e S. li'bert 't. olletct;r (f the port
,d c ha.'liall of thile Rep)tublican sti;tr
nti ral; i coiluinittee, said:
"It was c-ritainly a big lueeting and
a( t1- sjit ... fI'ronl the IhBull Moos',
itllloitaht, ;:Lit it will not atreligth -u
i ', I'o;;r(. ' e Part I in Loiuisaia a.
'('olotnel ltio: e\ elt dii\ el on th1re,'
pi's. 1½Fi'1, hie spoke on(I tlhe Palta
nia ('anal, i'pl.atin;g alniost word for
a ord what said in his French Op
'Ia IlOus.e i:teech1 two years aseo.
Th11 canal is prractically an acic'oh(l
pl shlc(l fact and our people have no
is-ue with the colonel on that ques
"Second, lie spoke on the floodls
of the Misissil)i River, and here
Iis speech was a keen disappoint
!it'nt to nme. is it imiust have been to
:t great Iliajoriiy of Louisianians. The11
olionel ad ocilates the building of
l:ilge reservoirs to control the floods,
and he ridicules the idea of building
levees. This reservoir proposition is
an untried experiment. The levees
have piroven that they can be built
to protect us. We have no objec
tion to the reservoirs and they may
li lp sorie. lt'ut down here in Louis
i,;na we know that the time will nev
er comite when the levees can be dis
pensed with. We want the govern
i;ent. to take over our levee system
atind to strengthen and inlprove t..
Then the reservoirs can be put 'n
as adtlitional protection and to help
the irrigation of the West. This is
vh hat I had hop ld the colonel wdold
"Third. lie spoke on protection, re
peating wlhat he had said at La ,jun
ta, ('olo., on Sept. 19, viz: That the
elepublicaru position on the sugar
qluestion, as shiown in tile Dingley
and Payne-Aldrich bills, was taken
in the interest of the trusts; that the
Dentoe(ratic position, as shown in the
I'cnd(rwood free sugar bill, was dle
'tructive of every factory engaged in
the sugar business, and that its po
sition was shown in tihe Bristow bill,
whicli he advocated.
"Strange that the Dingley bill' was
(ti the statute books during the e(vt
en and a half years that ('o!o:uel
Iloosev\lt was president, yet that ill
all that timei he never directed at
tention to his Present charge that it
was passed in tlie inter st of tile siag
'"The Bristow bill proploses a redud
tion in the lDres'rlt rate of duty on
sittar f;'rom $1.90( to $1.60 petr 100
piounds and strikes out the differen
tial and thle lutch standard. The to
tal r,:(;'('etion tlrat would he brouriiht
ab;out by the I'ristow hill has lreen
fi;utred as ligh as 2- plt' cent, thoiug
it might not go quitie that high. Loi
isianr nIo (d's th, present rate of du
ty for protectio, anrid I don't think
our p'"i] a will enthuse over thie po
s;tin inaken by C(lonel Roosevelt."
BOARD MAKES GOOD SELEC
Prof. Leo. Fayrot, fornier high
sc~hool visitor, in thle course of a
Iclrngthiy reply to Ihon. I). (C. Scarbo
rcough's critic.snis, says:
"The selection of assistants for the
depliartnient of edtlucation was fornme,'
ly left to tile board of institute nian
agersC or to the state superintendent
oi ediucation, all school lten t and cap
able of judging of tire qualifications
oi diffterent school men for differ
etit offices. Inider the new central
i;r., sys'telm, thir; selection is let to
a ti\e alipoititl1e state board, total
ly oti of toluci \vithl tihe school sys
Mri. Favrot evidently forgets that
the change of systent was in res
ponse to art uniirnstakable popular de
nrand at thie Dolls, thie Aswell-Ilar
'is centralizedl systeni being a cam
paign issue. Had it not been an is
sue, the loss of confidence in the
State Sulperintendent, who was forc'
e:d upon thie people by a political
trick, would have resrilted in the re
nioval of power front himn, as far as
niglht be in thie circumstances. In
iew of thie highly ce>ntralized sy<
elm, wlliclh lie anrid hi is predecessor
established, it is amusing to note IMr
F'avrot's reference to the "new cer:
tralized system," but even MIr. Pav
rot mnust adlit that 'a system, dis
pensed by r't'elrsentaitive mien frorli
11 parts (f ltie State is certainly
loss centralized, less oligarchic, t.han
the forrmer one, where the Superin
cndent was in complete control.
These schoolmnen would fain have
he h)roletariat believe that the proIp
r selection of sclhiol officials can
nly be nlade by Mtr. Harris, or oth
rs of thie educational elect, but the
1:lard's choice of say C. A. Ives for
tate institute conductorl is certain
v as good as, not to say better than,
Ihat of E. A. Alleman.
Those, who think of voting for a
ongressnlan's secretary, should re
!ect that however bright and compe
ent thie young man may be, he can
ot take Mr. Morgan's place in th,,
Toutsc of Representatives, shiould the
rtter, as congressman, be afflicted
"thn the ftrequent absences from roll
:11 that rnark(d his course in the
CO ME TO THE
LOUISIANA, STATE FAIR
OCT. 30-NOV. 6 TH
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COMMISSIONERS AND CLERKS OF
ihe following are the commission
t rs and clerks of election selected
to serve in the Democratic primary
to be held on Oct. Sth, 1912:
Bayou Sara-Geo. Baler, J. B. Au
bic, J. H. Logan, Com.; W. T. Bin
ning, H. A. Binning, Clerks; Mose
Vantromp, Deputy Sheriff.
St. Francisville--W. T. Forrester,
E. S. Muse, S. Percy, Com.; Frank
Spohn, Ovide Leonard, Clerks; F. F.
Converse, Deputy Sheriff.
2nd Ward-G. W. Bookter, Jr., V.
J. Harvey, J. M. Pigott, Com.; J. I.
Daniel, J. P. Harvey, Clerks; A. R.
Daniel, Deputy Sheriff.
3rd Ward-W. C. Howell, R. E.
Turner, H. B. Maynard, Com.; C. T.
Tooraen, A. H. Wilcox, Clerks; F. C.
Wilcox, Deputy Sheriff.
4th Ward-J. S. Griffin, Max Dampf,
David Taylor, Jr., Com.; S. C. Rob
erts, C. H. Argue, Clerks; W. L. Stir
ling, Deputy Sheriff.
5th Ward,Poplar springs-W. H.
Neyland, Wiley McGraw, J. A. Beck
ham, Com.; A. P. Smith, Sr., J. S.
McCartney, Clerks; W. J. Ryder,
5th Ward, Grange HIall-.J. P. Bow
man, Jr., E. C. Peterson, G. F. Bor
land, Com.; W. R. Campbell, .T. J.
Griffin, Clerks; H. J.. Simmons, Dep
6th Ward-J. F. Buckles, J. D. Sad
den, J. S. 'slack, Com.; C. E. Sad
den, C. T. Bell, Clerks; Jos. Ortis,
7th Ward-F. P. Row, N. P. Hob
good, A. E. Rogillio, Com.; B. P. Me
Waters, L. A. Winn, Clerks; Mose
McWaters, Deputy Sheriff.
8th Ward-E. E. McGehee, F. S.
Percy, B. I. Barrow, Com.; A. D.
Percy, J. W. Diawson, Clerks; N. \V
Davis, Deputy Sheriff.
9th Ward-Ike Cutrer, W. S. Mary
man, Jessie Daniel, Com.; A. C. Pat
terson, J. F. Maryman, Clerks; C.
D. Lloyd, Deputy Sheriff.
10th Ward-B. Haralson, Hy Gra
ber, W. B. Smith, Com.; S. L. La
vergne, C. Metz, Clerks; R. S.
Towles, Deputy Sheriff.
C. H. ARGUE,
Chairman Parish Democratic Execu
E. S. MUSE, Secretary.
Ralph C. Jones, cashier of the
Bank of Woodville, disappeared from
Woodville last Friday. It was found
that there was a shortage in his ac
counts of between 410,000 and $11,
000. Dealing in cotton future is said
to 1)be the cause of his downfall.
Vote for Claiborne on October 8th.
Rub-My-Tism will cure you. i
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8CHOOL OF BUSINESS."
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
Should be given thebeuttraianl to tri
pare them for success in business.
fYO Personal Instruction, Free Employ.
ment Department, Complete College
Bank. College Store and Wholesale
No mlatepresentations to secure st.
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Mr. Frank Lloyd, who was killed
Sept. 13th, at Los Angeles, Cal.,
while couductor on a train, by being
run into by another train, was bur
red from the Methodist church, .lack
,on, in tile Jackson Cemetery, Rev.
Mclean officiating. Mr. Jas. Lloyd,
of Arkansas, went immediately on bc
ing apprised of the accident and
brought the body home for burial.
Mr. Llcyd has also two half-brothers,
Messrs. Chas. and Gus Loyd, and a
sister, Miss Florence Lloyd who, with
his aunt, Mrs. Freeland, and the
Misses Harvey, of West Feliciana,
attended the funeral in Jackson, on
Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 2.--Felic
t iana Record.
Sth and vote twice fr:' Claiborne.
State of Louisiana, Parish of West
Feliciana, 24th Jud. Dist. Court.
Chas. Weydert vs. J. S. & E. T. Mi
In obedience to a Writ of Fi Fa
I to the Sheriff dire, ted by the lion.
the 24th Jud. Dist. Court, in the
above styled suit, I have seized and
will offer for sale to the highest
bidder at the front door of the court
house in the Town of St. Francis
ville, La., at the hour of 11 o'clock
A. M. on
Saturday, October 26, 1912,
the following property, to-wit:
1 20 horsepower engine.
1 roller mill.
1 copper continuous beer still.
1 copper dibbler.
6 steam pumps.
Tanks, shafting, pulleys, beitings
and the entire distillery outfit.
3 buildings completed.
1 building not completed.
Terms of sale-Cash, with benefit
J. H. CLACK, Sheriff.
Be sure to go to the polls on )c0.
(Louisiana Railway & Navigation Co)
LOW ROUND TRIP RATES TO THE
Louisiana State Fair
OCTOBER 29 TO NOVEMBER 6th.
$3.60 SPECIAL $3.60
ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st,
HIGHEST ROUND TRIP RATE
WILL BE $3.60
Limited to return, leaving Shreve
port Sunday night, November 3rd.
For other rates and information
see Local Agent, or address
E. C. D. MARSHALL,
General Passenger Agent,
Vote for Claiborne on October rth.
Public is requested not to purchalse
corn from tenants on Rosedown, In- f
heritance and Hazlewood plantations
until settlement for rents has ehorn
made. .JAS. P. BOWMAN. f
Vote for Claiborne on October 8th. C
STRAYED-On Aug. 15, one little
dark-brown mare about 5% hands
high, branded on hip and on, shoulder
with circle "D." Finder will please
pasture her and notify me. I will
come for her and give $5 reward.
5oct4t. Plettenburg, La.
STRAYED-One red cow and two
spotted cows, branded H on hip. Suit
able reward will be paid to person
furnishing information leading to re
covery of these cattle.
EDMOND BELL, Wakefield, La.
WANTED-To purchase the Arts
of Louisiana Legislature, held at
Opelousas in 1862, and at Shreveport
in 1864 and 1865. (Small pamphlets.)
L. S. BOYD,
312 C. St., N. W.,
(?Ssept4t.) Washington, D. C.
I will be in the market for sweet
potatoes the year round. See me for
prices and shipping instructions.
W. R. DANIEL,
St. lFrancisville, La.
Underwood Type-writer for sale.
Also one second hand surrey in
MRS. L. P. KILBOURNE.
LOST STRAYED OR STOLEN
One black mare mule about 11 years
okl, 15% hands. Suitable reward for
her return to
J. F. IRVINE CO., Ltd.
FOR SALE-Grade Hereford Cattle,
Lespedeza Hay and Seed.
St. PranciLville, La.
FOR SALE-Red Rust Proof Seed
Oats at 7:c.-JAS. P. BOWMAN.
...Ice Cream ...
I WILL TAKE: ORDERS FOR NEW
ORLEANS ICE CREAM (ANY FLA
VOR) IN LOTS OF ONE GALLON
ORDERS MUST BE FILED ONE
DAY BEFORE CREAM IS WANTED.
ALL KINDS OF COLD DRINKS
ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA.
liii' pnilici is her'Pby aruned against
Iuyi (1iPI tlflrom tenants on the Oiak
ley, (04t!: insn I)owns plantations,
and agalinst c(utting wirg , fences toi
UI le-Iil U V d i V; or any puirpose what.
cver. lIT(:Y L. MATTHEWS.
:i au ;.Gt.
Oak and pline wood for sale in cord
and stove lengths.
MISS LUCY MATTHEWS
nmn- mm • m .. ...u~
When the ring so enthusiastically
supported the cromlnission form of
government for New Orleans, it was
reasonably suspected that they saw
o:'mething "good" (for them) in the
"My cattle brand ad has caused the
calture of one of my cattle, nine
miles from home. This value will
pay for my ad about 5 years," writes
F. S. Percy, the only cattle-owner
ill the parish, who advertises his cat
t!( brands in the parish paper. If he
finds same profitable, why would not
Vote for Claiborne on October 8th.