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Vol. XXI St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish La., Saturday, October 12.1912 No. 3
. K. ('. S.MITH, Proidat. )R. C. F. IIO\VETIL., Vice-Prsident. :.
DAVID I. NORWOOD, ('~1 l4r. 'ANCEl. ARD, Asshstant Cashier. :
THE PEOPLE'S BANK
St. Francisville, La.
*Capital - $50,000
Surplus - $10,000
0. "DIRECTORS: V
SK. C. Smiilth, A. F. Barrow, Samuel Carter, B. E. Eskr idgYe, C. .
: \yWevdert, C. F. F Iow.'ll, lBn Mann, F. 0. liarm
ilton, Win. Kahn, I). I. Norwood. _ ""
A gene.ral banking busines.s ransacted. Lib eral accommodation o
• in aceord with sound and conservative banking exte(nde(d patrons.*o
Certificates of Deposit Bearing 4 Per Cent. Interest to Time Depositors. 4.
Our Prescription Department is
our Pride and we make the filling
of Prescriptions a Specialty. We use
only materials of highest standard of
Purity and Strength.
Close attention to this Department
and years of experience have won
for us the confidence of both Phy
sician and Patient.
ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA.
S. I. Reymond Co., Ltd.,
Cor Main and Third Streets
Baton Rouge, La.
Dry Goods, Notions. Shoes Hats,
Clothing, Housefurnishing, Etc.
CARPENTER AND BUILDER
Ejtimates Furnished oni
Wire Doors and Screens
[ Specialty D
Window and Door Frames,
Mantels, Etc. .
First.Class Heart Shingles
Always On Hand. -
"Do Unto Others As You Would
Have Them Do Unto You."
This is to inform the people that I have moved my store in
the old Gastrell building, where I shall be glad to see my cus
tomers and to serve them.
As the high walter has crippled me considerably and as I had to
go to heavy expense, I would like to see everyone I have favor
ed come forward and do unto me as I have done to them.
Columbus and Weber Wagons, Parry Buggies, American Wire
Fence 192 Ibs. to the roll and 26 inches high, Deering Harvester
Tools, International Engine, and all the leading hardwa-e imple
ments obtainable always cn hand or on short notice.
Champion Potato Digger--the kind to dig peanuts and sweet
and Irish Potatoes--can be seen in operation at W. Daniel's, Jr.
SEND YOUR PRINTING TO THIS OFFICE,
WHERE IT WILL BE DONE P8OPERLY......
THE RESULT OF TUESDAY'S ELECTION IN WEST FELICIANA.
Morgan .............. ............. 6 24 20 4 10 9 0 4 0 0 9 5 91
For Associate Justice
O'Niell ......................... 20 62 6 19 17 32 10 19 21 8 7 12 223
Reid ............................. 10 34 24 6 1 6 1 0 0 0 10 3 95
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SYNOPSIS OF PROPOSED CONSTI
The constitutional amendments to
be voted on in Louisiana at the reg
ular election in November are now
being published for the edification of
voters. They make a very bulky
showing. It is true that Louisiana
does not propose to submit forty-two
iamendments to the voters in one
bunch, as Ohio did on Sept. 3; but
our home voters have nearly half as
many, nineteen amendments in all,
making fourteen columns, or about
12,000 words-as much as the Consti
t,;tion of the United States and the
original Constitution of Louisiana
(that of 1812) contained together.
The amendments, as we I ave al
ready noted, number nineteeh. This
i. due largely to the voters. To
(thange the Constitution so as to
put that system in operation called
for the passage of eight acts, by the
legislature at the extra session, each
incorporating an amendment to the
Constitution. The regular ;session
submitted eleven amendments-about
the average of recent years. Eleven
for the regular and eight for the ex
tra session make a total of nineteen
amendments upon which the people
will vote, as follows:
1. Changing our registration system
--a matter over which there was
much contest in the General Assem
2. Relative to the issuance of
bonds for public improvements, the
parish of Orleans excepted.
3. Establishing the recall.
4. Extending the time for the or
ganization of steamship companies
provided for by a constitutional
amendment adopted in 1910.
5. Levying a tax for the benefit
or the Confederate veterans.
6. Fixing the jurisdiction of dis
7. Allowing women to serve on
school boards and institutions of
charity and correction.
8. Providing for the filling of va
cancies in offices in New Orleans
by election instead of by appoint
9. Providing for the liquidation ct
state debt, the issuance of bonds,
the creation of a sinking fund, etc.
10. Exempting from taxation for
ten years all railroads constructed
after June 1, 1912.
II. Relative to taxes for the con
struction and maintenance of gool
The eight amendments relating to
the proposed new tax system are:
12. Allowing parishes and munici
palities to exempt industrial enter
prises, etc., from taxation.
13. Exempting from taxation cor
porations organized to lend money
on country real estate.
14. Exempting from taxation all
money on hand or on deposit.
15. Exempting from taxation homes
to the amount of $2,000.
16. Establishing a referendum to
determine whether cities or incorpo
rated places shall be exempted from
17. Exempting from taxation inew'
.nnals for irrigation, navigation and
18. Exempting from taxation the
legal reserve of life insurance com
1i9. Reorganizing and remodeling
the state's system of taxation and as
sessment. This is the important pro
vision of the new tax system. The
act upon which it is based goes into
all thie details of the plan-the seg
regation of property for state and
parish taxation, the creation of the
tax commission, etc(.--Times-Democrt
Sent to jail for two days for con
rmnmpt was the sensational sequel to
a wrangle ,between Attorney .1. H.
Pugh and Judge Schwing, as the lat
ter presided in a case on trial in the
District Court at Plaquemine Friday.
The clash came when the court over
ruled a motion for a continuance
made in a case in which the attor
ney was counsel. The case was then
set for Saturday.
O'NIELL AND MORGAN
ELECTED ON TUESDAY
While the returns are not all in
at this writing, enough have been re
ceived to guarantee the election of
.lJudge Chas A. O'Niell for Justice
of the Supreme Court over Judge
it. It. Reid, of Tangipahoa, and of
Lewis L. Morgan, of St. Tammany,
for Congressman over Ferd C. Clai
borne, of Pointe Coupee.
Judge O'Niell's victory was a mag
nificent one. He carried eleven of
the twenty parishes by handsome
majorities and defeated his opponent
by over two to one. Judge O'Niell's
campaign was pitched along higher
lines than is usually the case in Lou
isiana politics and he made his ap
peal direct to the voter. His splen
did victory shows his course to have
been the proper one.
It is still hard to determine why
.Judge Reid entered the second pri
mary. His opponent lacked but few
votes of being nominated in the first
primary over all five opponents and
there was no reason to believe "e
would lose strength in another cam
l,aign or that his former opponents
could deliver ninety per cent. of
their combined vote to Judge Read,
which would have been necessary for
him to be elected.
Indications are that Lewis L. Mor
gan has defeated Ferd C. Claiborne
by a majority of about 1,200 votes
for Congress. Claiborne carried the
six river parishes and Morgan the
six interior parishes. Morgan receiv
ed a majority of over 1,500 votes in
his home parish, which is a nice tri
bute of a parish to its favorite son.
RETURNS FOR SUPREME COURT
Following are the returns from the
Fourth Supreme Court District, in
last Tuesday's primary:
Parish- O'Niell. Reid.
St. Martin........... 736 22
Iberia .. .. .. .. .. ..1,038 214
St. Mary .. .. .. .. ..1,396 104
Terrebonne ........ 804 62
Lafourche .. .. ....1,061 146
Assumption ......... 691 144
Ascension ....... . 881 273
St. James .... ...... 648 80
East Baton Rouge .... 980 361
East Feliciana ..... 210 117
West Feliciana .. .... 233 95
St. Helena .. .. .. .. 133 353
Livingston .......... 333 680
Tangipahoa ........ 634 1,318
St. Tammany ........ 370 648
Washington ........ 338 626
Totals .. .... .. 10,536 5,443
In Louisiana, during September
and October the infection called "a
bad cold" is prevalent.
Among the children, the cause is
probably association with coryza car
riers in the school room. It is dusty
also at this season and dust is a
medium of infection.
Overheated rooms, clothing not
suitable to the season, insufficient
ventilation and over-eating may b3
factors in the development of this
One having a cold should stay
a:way from others until discharges
from nose and throat cease and
should be careful that handkerchiefs
and other articles used be disinfect
In general, fresh air, sunlight and
treth well cared for will help to
keep one free from the common
Dr. Brady of New York says of
this disease that it probably costs
the community more than pneumo
nia, influenza and diptheria combin
ed.--La. Bulletin State Board of
SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS.
St. Francisville, La., Oct. 5, 1912.
The Board of School Directors of
West Feliciana parish met in regular
session. The following members were
present: Jas. P. Bowman, president;
O. D. Brooks, F. G. Hochenedel, J.11o.
I. Daniel, Chas. H. Argue, E. A.
Wright, A. E. Rogillio, A. D. Percy,
J. F. Maryman, W. B. Smith.
The minutes of the previous meet
ing were read and, on motion, ap
proved. Supt. Hendon stated that
he had received the resignation of
Miss Isabelle Stevens and had s'cur
ed Miss Irene Dillon, a graduate of
the State Normal with three years
successful experience as a primary
teacher to take her place. Also
that Miss Thomason, principal of the
Wakefield school, and Miss Faulke,
teacher of the Wilhelm school, had
resigned and that he had secured
Miss Elizabeth Bellinger for the
Wakefield school at a salary of six
ty dollars a month and Miss Marga
ret Guile for the Wilhelm school at
a salary of fifty dollars, and that
he had secured Miss Birdie Lott for
the New Hope school at forty dol
lars a month. On motion, all these
appointments were approved.
The superintendent stated that he
had received a letter from the chair
man of the Executive Committee of
the Board stating that the patrons of
the Baina school had requested the
President of the Board to have that
school reopened on the showing that
a sufficient number of pupils would
attend, and that, acting on that :u
thority, he had secured Miss Lucile
Williams to teach this school at a
salary of forty dollars a month. On
motion, this action was approved.
The Superintendent then read the
treasurer's quarterly report as fol
Receipts During the Quarter ending
Sept. 30, 1912.
Poll Taxes ........ ..........$ 2.00
Fines and Forfeitures ........ 198.00
Incidental Fees ............. 26.40
Note to Bank of West Felici
ana ...................... 500.00
Total ................ $726.40
Disbursements During the Quarter.
Overdraft beginning of quarter$508.74
Teachers' salaries, (white)... 25.00
Superintendent's salary ...... 266.67
Per Diem of Board Members 35.05
Printing Minutes .......... 25.00
Total disbursements beginning
of quarter ..............860.46
Overdraft on Sept. 30, 1912..$134.06
(Signed) A. M. HENDON, Treas.
The report was, on motion, ap
proved and ordered spread an tne
The Superintendent reported that
on last Wednesday he had secured
from the Police Jury a warrant for
$1,500.00 on the three mills tax, which
would just about pay the salaries ,lue
the teachers for the month just clos
ed and some of the other bills du,',
but not enough to pay thile premniumn
of $300.00 now due on the insurance
policy of the high school building. On
motion, the Finance Committee was
authorized to make a note in the
banks for an amount necessary to
make these payments.
Supt. Hiendon reported that. tihe
New Hope school was being taught in
the church building and that desks
and blackboard were badly needed.
He was, on motion, authorized to buy
a blackboard and asked to sujply
desks from the surplus in other
schools, if possible.
A petition from patrons of the Wi
helm school asking that the school
remain in the present building was
read. After discussion, it was or
dered that the school remain in the
present building for the present es-
Mr. Wade Richardson asked the
Board to discontinue the Afton Vil
la colored school for the preset,
stating that the planters of the co-n
munity and the leading patrons of
the school desired this to be done in
o'rder to enable the pupils of the
school to be used in gathering the
crops. On motion, it was ordered
that the school be discontinued until
January 1st and that the incidental
fees paid to date be valid for the
lhrce, months of the school to be
laught next spring.
The Superintendent read the cor
resipondence between himself and Mr.
Jla. F. Austen concerning charges
p,'eferred by the latter against Mr.
and Mrs. L. T. Welch, teachers of
the Grange Hall school, in which Mr
Austen insisted on having the charges
investigated by the Board and had
bien informed that the Board would
hear him at this meeting. On mo
tion, it was decided to adjourn to the
court room in order to give all inter
ested iparties an oplportunity to hoar
At the request of aIr. Bowman, be
cause of his defective hearing, Mr.
Argue acted as chairman during the
Before proceeding to the investi
gation Supt. Hendon asked that the
third count in the charges, which was
that "he said that babies can be rais
ed in incubators" be disregarded, as
al informed persons know that this
statement is true and the language
was neither indecent nor indelicate.
On motion, it was so ordered.
Supt. Ilendon made the same re
quest with respect to the fourth
count, which was "he taught the book
'ier, (S of Asgard', which is not a
standard bcok'. on the ground that
.Mr. Austen was not a competent
judge as against the State Board of
E'duca;ion, which had recommended
the book in the State Course of
Study. On motion, this count was
Supt. Hendon read the following
statement of Dr. Lea in regard io
the charge that "Mrs. Welch has
catarrh of the head and is running
at the cars and you ought to keep
such l ue; of our school:"
Jackson, La., Oct. 3, 1912.
School Board \Vest Feliciana Parish,
St. Francisville, La.
This is to certify that I have treat
ed Mrs. Sadie Welch, formerly Miss
WlIght. for a number of years, and
\ bile for a good while she was trou
bled wiiith her ears, the disease was
never of a contagious nature; and
for quite a long time there has been
no discharge whatever from the ears,
and myself and other doctors in Bat
on Rouge and New Orleans who have
treated her consider the disease ar
(Signed) J. W. LEA, M. D.
This left two counts charging Mr.
Welch with using improper language,
one of which had reference to mu
latto slaves and the only evidence
adduced on this subject was that "Mr
Welch stated in the history class that
before the war slaves were sold at
auction and mulatto slaves, were more
valuable than black negroes."
On the one count remaining Mr.
Austen lproduced four witnesses and
Mr. Welch seven, after hearing which
and the statement of Mr. Welch de
nying the charge and adding that
he was so careful of his language in
thile school room that he had omitted
an entire chapter in Zoology because
of the indelicate subject of which it
treated, the Board adjourned to the
Superintendent's office. A rpftion
was immnediately made that' "lt is
thie decision of thie Board that the
charges have not been proved and
that they be hereby dismissed." This
motion was seconldedl and carried
There being no further busines~s.
the Bhoard adjourned.
JAS. P. BOWMAN, President
A. Mi. HENI)ON, Secretary.
CAPTURED AFTER 14 YEARS.
After beling folm fourteen years a
fugitive, from justice, Prof. Henry
'I'olmas (;ilInore, founder of the old
Clinton Military Academy, will be
brought back to Clinton to answr
five charges rof forgery, allegedl 'u
have been commiitted by him in 18!7
Clinton lf(ople long ago gave Uii)
hop)e of finding him, but the Bank
ers' Protc(rtive Association did not.
He was lo'ated! through them in 1El
Paso. Tihe acrused is a native of
Virginia, and i,4 said to be of a prom
inent family. Hie operated a s.hool
successfully for some yrars. Thrn
he forged nine checks, passed them,
and left. Sheriff Hubbs, of East Fe
liciana, left for El Paso, Tex., Thu's
day, to bring Gilmore back for trial.