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PERSONAL BUT POLITE "
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K . (' . !t .I I en r :. nt TU - ( 1;ty :tcan
\'I, tnisday he l..
e lnc' p \r- d in Siuntai n .;,
X,.i I) ast c: :ilel i- l t h', ¢, l t t c.i
.l. I . Kilbou ir re itnr l. in ('linton
1'. '. V t:hx I ,t(s tie el pc his iu lsi
i n at \V-:i (im .
I Mri. lind Mrs. C. ' ir'r, S crtn oi :1
\lis .\ llli lii t I ir <lt'r .11)n -
(day " I ht it Iu ht n touli .
' rs. .1. S. (l ort visiited th t M i- :
1 a11 iWt;tn l;tst week-lnd.
(;. (', 110\?,, . spent Thursday !,
M1r, 1, I:Irhie l , in is l iii int Clu
.ltl ks.to . SL I wi i!l retu'; n Thi. :lf1 r
uose Iturrmy has entered L. S.
1 . 8. L, Lakin the elt('rtrl al ast
I'llusot hlarro\ leaves soon to lt'.l'
, plt.e at Snlithfielng i r t ins , :ileI
Srintlina s ring.
dc-il nIle] HNarns(lo, i.
'1r.s. S. C'. Stirling has bo nll \ it- 1
i ( . Mr. Xid M1rs- Lryson Stiling atI
1Ita lttt i I.OI1 g't'.
1\.ts!: tns \I. Daniel and \V. Mlar.
ail w:1 ,re ,inton - tollge visitors M ,t 1 l'
Miss 3\1:r'ie Duty is lthe gu(,st i
Mrs. S- . L. Rliggs during N1r. -ti rs I
bs nice. t
Rev. S,. L. Riggs returned inst ,I
night after holding enatins,( a;t Sii- t
dell and V warnado, La.
Mrs. .1. W. (McQueen atnd aliss I.e
nra Maihoney r will ;lspend Str iida!
ill I taon RIougei . .: lopling. o
Mr. and Mrs.. ts. (I. I',rkins spent n
ln- \(ral days illn New (rleans last
1). Wt . Wright was a ,aller at thas
oil ffi on Satrday.
Mrs. W. N. Grunwahl. of New Or
t:ilans. made , week-n(,d visit to !-.r n1
daughter, Mrs. K. G. \\ estnmorland.
1dr. t1hKay, of ilinnesola, is in
altn this week attending to business
ulatt(lrs concerning a i.mealn skiddelr
schl to litay u i Sara Iillu bt- r ('o. t.
Ml r. nni Mrs. G. 11. (;ols i and y
baby, of L tke Village, Ark., are!' i,
gil ists of .Icnlu he ,I. L i. ( tolsn and
Mr. and Mrs. It. We . E (hols left
SOunday night for thtir home in A-'
kansas, conclu.ding a stay of t wo
weeks with hr mothter. Mrs. K 5.
Miss Sun, Fischer is Visiting 11i..,
•May Barrrow at latonll Holt ;e, while
oil hier Twy home from It pleasant thl
\!sit to her cousin, Miss Oriana 'li -
let at this place.
Orleans lon Slnday (rto -e wilth hte" ,"
f:tiler,. whlo has o n qull itie siC k. t
Xeies. II, I. tarlow ]tH2 a e :c ,ille 11
in during Sll, past lele e hk.
ABSENT ORIENDS. e el1
Re v11. Alinls W i.rSard on R ile n.
S it. ,os( h's ('atholic ('h ],'l }lulnnl
ige, iln e !aft " feTriends it -:
h1t hanldsoenlni, non, 7:rid30 , wa r. hS.d" ald
fnac ily resid ,d for several y. ;ars, P \r l! 11
++i++ Scin t wC++ishes o'cl*ck; E n.lt(
Ioly ('lnui union, 7:30 a. el .; Sunday and
St, . tmi n, I1 o'clock; ],ePvening i
ti 1 0 1 ary's, 1 ,n'ke -- Evninl :
I i l h , , ( 'e d it (li c 'C h iri t h te l lt e T w i lld i t. I
eI i'- li:th, :et ce ei 'Cl k. ioo
METHODIST CHURCH. t
Rev. S. L. Riggs, Paster.
HI,'\liV'al s,,ri ic-s a1 Star Iill' I L ,h
Plce it thie lih trll, eel' .I'rs. V . et .
T cleliis. All ire relli-stl edl t ee Ito cei ce
,D Icltilg tiheir thitnthls teilvdy to ew
S,:c ltrCity'. Oct. 12, will lee. cebs 'ive d (
eeork dcay. ithe irn'o'e',ds Ic2 asI
She ht Mhtehodist Orphanage, luist!e. CC
I.:. One-.ei day ,eah y3ear is st naid, tics
t-. Met, h, dist church and e hl u lloi
d:y tm\,,Cnrds defrayint e-xpensC s o me,
(rchlt illi-ig .
4 COMPANY A MUSTERED OUT.
>" ;' " t. 11. '\r,; , t 11( e I) : ,15 l(h laiaI a
i ' it- , t I;t-i i, I.t, it l t it ' ly'
ai 'i,. , t t ni il ' . h has liten
I eiiitl (1 and 1i, t'1' el te , A' el. ,l ill NItr
lii u :N Orleans.
S i I ltn e, r' (r!sh i ndis ( l li n 1 l t -
l i iany thl. e tl,,li1,.E pat [irlauro.ph l , II
t hle Stio n litr't:(l if thils St tfic. it
wt ns , t , to th ue d tlic i'ly ilt re iit, ila' lhe
" lll)a ly It iIt. - ll s l [ t 11g, h 1 .t1(1] to
It th e i-' ar i ul i to r orli t(, ari 'or' Iti],
Iby thei t tin of St. ilrallt.isvill,. , t,
t r hich c ll,' plarint \leI iad, tI ,i ih
lin'e lahr, tofrni ll'y in li 0l io i iln hitti
1' f or wli h the \h' ;ar D)ellartlmlen-t, io)
cIr lptl. ])a i tfori- , wI\ ii ll i nfls h ii n!
c(~ o'lil t pn iof Mar( h, al.ti it a 11
n 'lee o 1ist. both t(, the state of ;Iillti : !
oi al u ithoi'tih s. Ifmiw ve r, 11 !,.11
l'iti ali M ('leX ,c. made his its,,..
l: on last llOntlh, the collin a y lin;l-.,
S tteSUCCESSIONr SALEi, and h n
State of Louid thsiat betterna, Parishry of estlits
eliianal , 24th Jd . Dt. Co furt,
k ll-,i.er flu or (oI the I"' Meni hall a
Sie t lhe toot f i 'the hill had hil 11011.t
'od d pt reparations for li 0 itiliyve \\ it r
!(iit g liiade, when the order ai ' sil (' t.o
at i: ll(ttil th co t ilpallny.
Major osyph hloipso, Ass19 st
t''irsdaty antd shiplcpd the eqluiplnil ntI
to New Orleans.
( Company A was orgaiized in 159 1
heiing nne of the first (ollpanit s i'1
the N' ational c(tard of this StIlat. It
tfwas liat ne time the lioit olliplny iic
the State, bi t d' urin later ,years t n
th(isial waned and it did niot I:ine
ilup to its former repitatiorl.
SIt is very llimuch to be regretted
that tlhe aotion of the ni thers of
!st ,rish at large has peri' itted thi:: if o
cnmei l about, for there is no doitlbt
lothat ti , xistellnce of the coitsipaniy
'exrcised n very wholesnomet inftiu nto,
v. fr a part ofil or popuin lation whichS p
, noeds to he kept in awe of ennsti- (
it Ited authoriity, i i
.1Statem. F.ent of rManagement ad frown- rip
1(, Atlanta, haling resigned his ilosi- P
t i,,n in ,-111 Carolina. owing to hi, t:
ersh' ill ofss. They \\ill lDemocrave
ar their old thome, \ebtb City. 'oi,
l 'inieti ,.11kr. M('\K y has l lposition. b
t SUCCESSION SALE.
State of Louisiana, Parish of West
Feliciana, 24th Jud. Dist. Court.
s I per' 'siln oi l' d ll if tl oh'llo ltit, it -
o, t LS o td.
In oldi.rn 'c to an conrielnission tho
the Sheriff directed by tie lto10.
Court aforesaid, in the above nt(liitlhd
Nicweession, I will offer for s te to
1h1 highest bidder at the front ,cl;or
oi the Court Ilouse in thje 'lT ; in ofl
St. Francisvilleh Ln., i 1 t 11. 11 1" o, fa
Thuis 'd tiny of October 31, 1912,.
he , sitatSEd i otrhe Publarish Rf
it the tch lrl'ayn River, kniow and I
iE. S1. MUSE, Notary Pubile _o
IT. SERVICE BY MISSIONARY SOCIE
ianli; (on last Sunday night the ladies
th.e of the \Wonian's lHome Missionary S(;
'l !ity conducted services at the MAltil
(in Icist Church, at which the following
,1 !og)ranl was carried out:
I Iymn No. 649.
0 r- IIyr by Mr. Hiindon.
tymni No. G53.
Scripture Reading, lRemarks-IMr.
lih 11 lndon.
to lIly1in No. G64.
I lMissions One Hundred Years Ago
and Now--by Mliss Hlannahl Town.
Si :Ltcl of l)eac'oness,--Iy Mrs. \Wil
lNotes from Monthly Mlissionary 11ul
h i tin-- iy Miss S. J.1. Raynhan.
' I 'tures of Field Foreign ,land
loItl, ., lress-by Mirs. S. L. Riggs.
Ou)r Own HIome Society's History
--fly Mrs. .. S. G(ore, president lo
- cal \\ork, read by Miss Duty.
Solou-Hold Thou My Hand-Mr. As
' lf clffenbcrg.
if h nediction.
l1 Mrs. .1. S. Gore, president of the
:t local work, made the following rc
I :t )ort :
"The \\Voan's IHonme Mission So
t" c'ty was organized in Mar(ch, 1909.
with 11 members, many not being
t- ale to take active part in all phases
- o our work joined the Home Guards.
The society has accomplished m11c1lh
in our midst. \Ve are just begin
, ning to realize the mission and thli
I meanning of our name, Home Mils
It sion. \\hat a large sphere there is.
"i for us to work in. We have acc.onm
'lislhid in our town things which i
' seemned lnlmost impossible when we 2
organized. But with the eye of faith I
i and hearts looking to Him who s
a ble to do all things, we have press- '
1 el forward and the victory is ours. 1
We hav e accomplished tile fol!ow
,t ing work during our short existenre: I
1' Number of visits to sick and shut- (
hils, 21,; number of garmlents madoe
'I and given, 16; number of leaflets 0
Slstribulted, 103; money sent to (on- i
fcrence treasury, $34.75; money for t
f orphanage bed, $12.00; money ox- e
- plnded for local work, $4923.07; to- "
tai amnounit disbursed by society. a
a $33.8.S2. e
Wh"\e\n we consider our small 1Ie0e- a
bcrship, which for the last 2 years (1
has been S members, we feel that
the lord has bountoffullyh blessed t1
our efforts. We wish that others '
t would join us in this noble work." it
Mr. RI. E. Tlhonmpson, one of Ithi
i:,(st 1(1'olli'nnt planters iandl stock Ill
a;isr'rs of East Felicianla parish, I
Ssl('nt 'Tue'sday on Wyoming plant:- fc
inll where lihe closed a deal with r. .1
d W\V. 11. Morgan, representing Mr. M.
, I!. lHothschild for tile t ll'rchase ot' P
tx. I nty-two fine young mules whiihl ni
xw'ere raised on Mir. Rotlhsclild's stock he
larli, ten miles north of \Voodvill, . (t
This is (loubtlss the largest sale of it
l nmo-rais-sd mnules whliich h;ls beei ian
ma(hde in this county in many years tn
3 or ( doses 666 will break any case TI
(i' ('hills & F'ever; and if taken thin
h. a tonic 111te Feverm will not return. Lb
Willis t)aniel shipped seven car Hj
loads of sweet potatoes last 'week on
1and expects to shlip a larger numiberi 1
this wxeek. er
,las. (1. Perkins shipped ianothe ro;
tar of cattle this week. th
SHORT SESSION OF COURT. be
Jutlge (leo. J. Woodside came over an
firomn ('linton and held a short ses- pri
sion o(f trimiinal court on Monday and th
liachael Bailey pleaded guilty to of
a charge of burgla'ry and larceny and
wa:s : entntlccd to a term of five years e~t
in t;e li'n:tentiary. She was :'har'g- lri
-d wxith having broken into .T. I. is
\\Wood's store at Brandon and steal- pre
ing a suin of mnoney in excess of it se
hlundlred dollars. th
A llreliminary hearing was grant- abi
edl Wade Harris, Governor, Riley, o
.lohn Rash and Jim Watson, all ne- It
groes, whio weri held for the kill- Lo
ing of two other negroes. There wa yte
nP evidence to warrant holding tihe me
t('llSt (d andtl they were released. th
Thie 1'. S. S. IPort Hudson, whichi $1,
h:as boen here about a week, has jal
cone to Port hudlson. The engineers , il
ion Ioar r have ubeen engaged ill tak- be
i tilw h-vel of overflowed land. ert
in the secontld primniary for m,11m
her of the town councilmnan, held to
1'uesday. Ruidolf Yunkers defeata d F. one
(. hnlliilton by n vote of 3, to 31 tha
HELP THE ORPHANS. pro
The Louisiana BHaptist Orlphlanage, th
l.ake(, Charls, announces that it is, hre
at length, free from debt. But it
s:till neelds the constant support of for
its friinds. It asks tht' October 16 pir
h2 olbser\ved :as Orphanage Day, ;a.d the
,very sympathizer remember tile or- val
plihan by a contribution of at least Thi
the price, of one square meal. the
S . t.or
Rub-M}-TIsm whll cure you. 7
IE- THE FARMER AND HIS TAXES.
Reform Amendment Benefits Him
lis Most Because he has Suffered
- Most from Present Tax System.
ing By E. E. MOISE.
The farmer and other small tax
Payers benefit most by the proposed
tax reform because they have suffer
ed most from the inequalities and
rll. abuses of the present system, which
has made Louisiana a paradise for
tax-dodging corporations and other
tgo loncerns that can conceal their
:wealth or the true value of their
'il- Property. The farmer cannot con
coeal his property. He is therefore
ul - taxed on it all, whether assessments
in his parish be high or low. The
nll present inequality between one man
s. and another in the same parish,
r iy Which in some cases has resulted on
10- one man paying twice the taxes of
another on property of the same val
As lie, will be wiped out by the provis
ions of the amendment. The situa
tion created by the tax reform amend
l:ient is admirable from the point of
he view of the farmer, both personally
re- aild as the beneficiary of the services
performed by the parish and state
X. governments. These assertions are
E9~tasily proved from the facts without
any complicated argument.
c Most of the parishes levy the full
10 mills permitted by the constitut
ii toll. The state tax, once six mills,
.i: niow five mills. The good roads
i" tax is one-quarter mill and the Con
;. federate pensions fund is one-fifth
. 1mill. As the other special taxes
. are not in any way affected by the
I tax reform amendment, they need
', not be considered. The farmer is,
h lieerefore, paying a total in taxes af
s fi ted by the amendment of 15 9-20
. ills. This is, of course, less in the I
parishes that levy less than 10 mills.
The new tax for the Confederate -
ipensions fund raises their tax from
one-fifth to a whole mill. There is
a not the slightest doubt in the mini
:s of any reasonable person that Lou
. isiana will vote this one mill tax for
1r the old soldiers. It is, therefore,
. certain that if the tax reform amend
. nient be defeated and the Confeder
ate pensions tax added to the farm
ers' present taxes, he will pay N-5 of
a mill more. That will make a total
l o" 16 5-20 mills, or 16 1-4 mills.
It is, therefore, plainly evident
that 16 1-4 mills will be the farm
s ers' taxes, not considering the spec
ial parish taxes for roads and schools,
The tax reform amendment per
me iLts the parishes to levy their 10
mills and the full six mills state tax
for their own benefit. The parishes
are, therefore, allowed to levy 16
mills for their own purposes. In the
SDparishes that do not levy the full 10
mills today, it will probably not be
levied in the future. But the differ
(-nec of a quarter of a mill remains
the same and by the adoption of the
tax reform amendment the farmers
;save it for their own pocket books. -
The roads and schools are better f:
taken care of than they are to-day. ni
This is easily prioved. th
Tile tax reform amendment give-s th
the roads $150,000 a year from the .'
state directly and another $100,000 ",'
from the special automobile ta. Eel
Half the automobile tax will be spent tfh
on the roads by the state govern- Wi
Iwent and the parishes get the o'h
er half and are directed to spend it eC
in the same way. All the special fe
road taxes in the parishes (except
the state tax of 1-4 mill mentioned o,
above) remain the same. They will mu
b!e collected as at present on the fig
plrol)erty taken for state taxation an,
and may be voted and levied on all ih(
prolperty, just as they are now, in 011
tilhe future. It is thus evident that of
the roads will be better taken ',re mu
of than they are today. in
The schools are guaranteed $1,- fat
t':0,000 as a minimum yearly appro- ar(
liriation from the state. This amount ari
is the same as provided in the apl- at
propriation bill passed by the last
session of the legislature, but under is
the present tax system it will prob- fce
ably be less as assessments in the wil
overflowedl sections will be lowered. pai
It is five per cent more than the low
,:oney the schools actually got last ing
year. Yet the tax reform amend- urS
mcent guarantees it as the minimuml iuj
andt the estimate of what the schools De
will get under the new system is der
$1,250,000 a year. None of the spec- wa
ial school taxes are affected. They sep
w'ill be levied as at present and may can
be voted in the future on all prop- the
erty, both the property segregated
Ec the state and left to the parishes. ab
It might be asked: What happens bu
to the veterans' pension fund? The I;:
one mill tax amendment provides tIh
that it shall not give their fund over 1
$550,000. The tax reform amendment t'io
provides that they shall not get less par
than $550,000. They get an even pay
break either way. wa
Another important consideration Fir
fer the farmer is the amendment toi
permitting the parishes to remove do
tile taxes to the extent of $2,000 in she
value front his house and buildings. stai
This should be adopted. Then, if the
the parishes vote for it, the exemp- ish
tion will be made. tenr
These are not all the arguments in tow
favor of the adoption of the amend
n:ents submitted to the people for
the election of November 5th. Ihut
they are the features that should ap
peal particularly to the farmners,
who save the quarter mill, get bet
ter schools and roads and may have
their buildings exempted if thy
The removal of state licenses ex
cept from saloons is another cood
feature of the tax reform.
The amendment orders the asss;
ors to print maps of the parishes and
imark on each piece of property the
figure at which they value the land
and the figure at which they value
the improvements. They are the .i
ordered to assess at a percentage
of the value, and this per centare
must apply equally on all properly
in the parish. This does away with
favoritism and avoids mistakes that
are often found when assessm nIts
are made alphabetically, as they are
Another feature of the tax rcfc,rm
is that local assessments do not af
fect the state's income. The statec
will not tax property taxed by tihe
parish. The parishes may raise or
lower their assessments without :: n
ing more or less money to the tr',d:
ury at Baton Rouge. This prevents
unequal sharing in state taxa'ion.
Despite its hard work and long . n
deavor, the Board of Equalization
was not able to do this. Only che
separation of local and state taxes
can do it. That is the reason why
the two were separated.
In addition to the benefits not!ei
above, all the parish governments
but three, Webster, Jefferson and St.
I;Frnard make a profit on the change.
t'he state is obligated to pay th'n!
what they lose. A certain complica
tion caused by some towns paying
parish taxes and other towns not
paying them will be settled in a fair
way by the same re-imnburst.mnet.
First, the parish re-imburses tihe
towns that pay parish taxi.s. They
do this out of their profits. If it
should wipe the profits out, the
state makes good to the parishes. In
the case of towns that pay no par
ish taxes and lose by the new sys
tem, the state makes good to the
towns. This arrangement is made
clear in Article Eight of the amend
The many other benefits of the
tax refo'rml amendment cannot be
I dsenssed in this article for lack of
pqace. I.ater articles will fully ex
i,!ain thenm. In the meantime, any
person not a subscrber to a paper
that is printing the amendments
may obtain a copy of the tax reform
amendmient by sending his name and
address on a postal card to the Gov
(rnor's Office at Baton Rouge.
Mr. 'L. S. leckham, of Memphis,
Tenln., is at home for a short vaca
Mr. A. 1. Smith and daughter, Miss
Carrie, spent the week-end with rel.
atives near Woodville.
.Mrs..lJames McCartney is slowly re
g~:;ining strength, after a severe llI
lless of two weeks.
,Miss Laura Smith left last week
for her school in Avoyelles parish.
.11r. .. A. lIe'kham and grand
iiildren, Misses Metella and Beat
rice antid laster Stewart Beckham,
:erc Norwolod vi.;itors Saturday.
1Mr. I'ercy 1'MGraw was in Hayou
S;ara during thie week.
Miss Christine Smith, who is at
t(-nding school at Silliman, spent the
week-end with her parents.
)r. A. (. Gore, of Bayou Sara,
lpasse.-d tlhrough Wayside Wedn sday,
(): route to Norwood.
M iss Nettie Welch has r- tumned
to her hlior ntmar Centerville, Miss
a'ter a two weeks' stay with her (In
ci,, Mr. J. McCartney.
Miss .loe ltydtl is visiting her sis
ter, Mrs. i. W. Petty, of St. Francis
Miss Mattio .James is the guegt
of her aunt, Mrs. P. A. Smith.
The Vestry of Grace Church will
soon start the work of building a ce
Inent walk along the front of Grace
churchyard. This will be a decided
imlprovirmcent on that street and will
Ihe an example which m'ny props-rty*
ho lders imight well follow.
Mr. George Newman has been ap
pointed local weather forecaster In
place of L. P. Kilbourne, deceased.
In the Market Again
We will, beginning Monday,
Sept. 30, buy corn and other
produce at best market prices.
Richardson & Percy,
BAYOU SARA, LA.
BanK of West Feliciana ;
ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA.
CAPITAL $50,000 SURPLUS $18,000
S. McC, LAWRASON. President. W. H. BUQUOI, Assis:tant Cashier.
J. R. MATTHEWS, Cashier.
DIRECTORS-Checton Folkes Vincent M. Jackson, John F. Ir- 4
vine, Thomas W. Butler, O.D.Brooks, Joseph Stern, Joseph L. *
Golsan, S.McC.Lawrason, J. R. Matthews.
This Strong, Conservative and always Progressive Bank offers
its services to you for your Checking Account, your Savings Ac
count or your funds to be placed on Certificates of Deposit. We
pay 4 per cent interest on all kinds of Savings Accounts, and
. compound interest semi-annually. You will have safety for your
money and convenience for your i~usinoss transactions if you do
busines with this good bank.
PAY BY CHECK-IT'S HE CONVENIENT WAY.
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A car of Grayson County
(Texas) Rust-Proof Oats,
which we will sell at 55c
per bushel........ .
M. 8 E. WOLF.