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The True Democrat
Vel. XXI St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish La., Saturday, November 16,1912.o.
K. C. SMITH, President. DR. C. F. HOWELL, Vice-President.
DAVID I. NORWOOD, Cashier. ANCEL ARD, Assistant Caehier.
THE PEOPLE'S BANK
St. Francisvlle, La.
Capital - - $50,000
+ Surplus - - $10,000
K. C. Smith, A. F. Barrow, Samuel Carter, B. E. Eskridge, C. 4
Weydert, C. F. Howell, Ben Mann, F. O. Ham
ilton, Wm. Kahn, D. I. Norwood.
A general banking business ransacted. Liberal accommodation
in accord with sound and conservative banking extended patrons. *
. Certificates of Deposit Bearing 4 Per Cent. Interest to Time Depositors.
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, liousefurnishing, Etc.
CARPENTER AND BUILDER
Estimates Furnished on
Wire Doors and Screens
Window and Door Frames,
First-Class Heart Shingles
Always On Band.
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"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 water 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 hardware Imple
ments obtainable always on 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 PROPERLY......
DEATH TAKES HEAVY TOLL WHEN THROUGH
FREIGHT STRIKES REAR OF EXCURSION TRAIN
ON YAZOO & MISSISSIPPI VALLEY RAILROAD
The most disastrous wreck in the nei
history of railroading in Louisiana ant
occurred Sunday night about. thirty aar
miles north of New Orleans, when ed
a manifest freight train crashed into D
the rear of an excursion train, on the
the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Rail- wr<
road, crushing out lives and render- am
ing locomotive and coaches into so tai
much kindling wood and scrap iron. roi
To increase the horror, the debris we
caught fire from the wrecked locomn- at
tive, and three of the coaches were exl
burned, many of the wounded pas- un
sengers being severely burned before ap.
they could be rescued. Mr
Fifteen are known to have lost rel
their lives and this list of fatalities ca]
is likely to be increased at any time,
as scores of persons are now in New bra
Orleans hospitals suffering from inju- coi
ries in the wreck. Probably a bun- de
dred others received assistance from foi
physicians at the scene of the wreck, he
but were able to proceed to their de
The wrecked excursion train origi- "F
nated at Woodville, and left Bayou
Sara at 2:15 o'clock Saturday after
noon, In charge of Conductor Stin
son. There were probably 200 Dassen
gers on board from East and West wl
Feliciana and Wilkinson County. he
The train left New Orleans for the ev
return at 11 .p. m., Sunday. At a
point midway betweeen Sellers and on
Montz, one of the two engines pull- lii
ing the train became disabled and
the train was stopped to make neces- ki
sary repairs. The flagman, Mark
Cunningham,.of Wilson, was sent to
the rear to protect his train from
the oncoming freight train. His duty di
was to proceed one fourth of a mile in
to the rear and fasten a torpedo tc
the rail, then to go back another A
fourth of a mile and fasten two tor- di
pedoes to the rail, thirty feet from tr
each other. After this he should i,
have returned to the first torpedo it
and remained there with a red light al
until recalled by the whistle of the
engine pulling his train. The rail- it
road officials have given out a state- ki
ment claiming that Cunningham did ci
not fulfill his duty in this regard and tl
lay the b]lame for the collision at a
his door. Cunningham is quoted in tl
some of the papers as being able to h
establish his innocence of the charge. f,
The oncoming freight train was t,
permitted to approach full speed upon ii
the still passenger train. The freight a
engineer, Joe Drehr, received no sig- o
nals until he was so close to the A
other train that he could not stop. t
He threw on the emergency brakes i
and jumped. Engineer Joe Wright t
was underneath the disabled engine a
of the excursion train making re- t
pairs when the impact came. He had a
presence of mind to grasp at some r
of the machinery and was dragged c
some distance. , I
The crash was something terrific. >
The freight engine ploughed its way I
completely through the rear coach,
which was filled with white passen
gers, and telescoped the second and
third coaches. To add to this terri
ble destruction, the wreckage caught
Sfire from the freight engine.
The work of rescue was organiz
ed at once. An engine and crew
was dispatched to Laplace, where
the railroad autthorities were noti
fled of the wreck, and Dr. Monte
gut was secured to minister to the
Dr. E. M: Levert of this place was
a passenger on the train and labor
ed heroically to alleviate the suffer
ing of the wounded. Not five min
utes before the shock came he had
wanted to move back into the rear
coach, but Mrs. Levert, who was
with him, demurred, and probably on
this account they were spared. They
returned with the injured to New Or
leans, the Dr. still attending to their
Relief trains were sent to the
scene from both New Orleans and
Baton Rouge. The dead and more
seriously wounded were taken to
New .Orleans. The rest of the ex
cursionists were taken to their des
tination, the train reaching Bayou
Sara at 11:30 a. m. Monday. Until
that time it was not known what had
Sben the fate of the West Feliciana
people on the ill-fated train, and a
large crowd was at the station, eag
er to hear from their friends. The
so scene was most pitiable among the
negroes. Several had been injured wc
and Caroline Green, for many years by
a resident of Bayou Sara, was report- Pu
ed among the killed.
Mr. and Mrs. Ruffin Barrow and the
their two little sons were on the eh
wrecked train. Mrs. Barrow was of
among the seriously injured and was th
taken to New Orleans by Mr. Bar- he
row for treatment. The children be
were brought to their grandparents we
at Baton Rouge. At this writing the sip
extent of Mrs. Barrow's injuries are tri
unknown here, but an account will as
appear in another ,part of this paper. of
Mrs. Max Dampf and baby, of Lau- m
rel Hill, were on the train but es- on
caped uninjured. ea
The body of Caroline Green was n2
brought up, Tuesday afternoon. A ci
coincidence in connection with hrr ve
death is that her daughter, a cook es
for Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Irvine, lost w
her life some years ago by burning to hE
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"FINE AND DANDY" HOUSEKEEP- v
He had written his wife that he
was getting along "fine and dandy"
while she was spending a month with
her mother, and he was more than Vl
ever convinced that housekeeping tl
was "no trick at all." Her comments W
on reaching home were along this
"Why, Harry Clatterby, didn't you
know any better than to fry eggs in
the pan of my silver scallop dish?
You have ruined the thing! And
what under the sun, moon and stars
did you mean by putting the eggs 1
in a cut glass honey dish after they
were fried? If I ever in my life
And what have you been wiping the e
dishes on? My best embroidered ti
tray cloth! And you have been us
ing one of my choicest embroidered a
initial napkins for a dish cloth! Look
at it! As black as my shoe! And e
what have you been trying to cook t
in my chafing dish-beefsteak? the
idea of frying beefsteak in a silver c
d chafing dish! Why didn't you use 1
t the solid silver bread tray? Looks
as if you had put the beefsteak in
that after you had fried it! And here
is my ltbsome cut glass celery dish
full of cold and greasy fried pota
a toes! And what is this on the din
n ing room rug? A grease spot as big
as a meat platter! You let a plate
; of hot steak fall on it? My soul!
e And don't you know any better than
) to tie a twenty dollar lace curtain
s into a knot like they sometimes lie
t the tail of a horse? Nice way to use
ea curtain! And couldn't you do a it
? tie simple cooking without getting
d ashes strewn six feet around the
e range? Well, if this is what you
d call 'fine and dandy' I wonder how
things would have looked if you
c. hadn't got along very well!"--Judge's
STIME'S UNERRING REVENGES.
t Not excepting Woodrow Wilson,
perhaps William Jennings Bryan is
the most contented man between the
seven seas to-day. A man after his
e own heart, one who owes his nomina
i- tion and, consequently, his election,
to Mr. Bryan, has been elected to
the presidency. And, marvellous to
relate, the pot-shot which he fired
into the covey in the Bal~timore con
vention last July winged and brought
-low on Tuesday two of the three
m en who, in different elections, de
f- eated Mr. Bryan for the same high
d office. Thus, after many days, we
a find exemplified the force of the old
saw which finds the quality in the
nlast laugh. Mr. Bryan's vindication
ey was a long time coming, but when
r- it did arrive it brought triplets-suc
ir cess to his protege and defeat to,
his two former opponents.-Country
re The state has recently purcha rd
for the consideration of $10,000 the
Taylor property on the east of Jack
son. It will be used by the East
Louisiana Hospital for the Insane :n
d connection with the Farm Colony.
a Robert Ewing is among those men
ag- tioned as postmaster general in the
'he new cabinet. Will the bread he
he cast upon the waters, return thus?
TRANSMISSION OF INFANT PA
RALYSIS BY STABLE-FLY.
Prof. M. J. Rosenau of Harvard
recently announced that he had ap
parently succeeded in transmitting in
fant paralysis from monkey to mon
key through the agency of a biting
stable-fly. Confirmation of Rosenau's of
work has just appeared in an article Al
by Anderson and Frost in the U. S. so
Public Health Reports. cr
One point of especial interest .in n
the results reported is the period
elapsing between the first exposure
of flies to the infected animal and
the development of the disease in
healthy animals, the shortest per'od
being seven days. These results
would seem to demonstrate conclu
sively that infant paralysis may be
transmitted to monkey through the
agency of the stable-fly. It-remains, fr
of course, for further work to deter
mine whether this is the usual or the
only method of transmission. This
early confirmation, says The Jour
nal of the Ameri'can Medical Asso
ciation, while too late to be of great f
value in attempts to control the dis
ease in the United States this year,
will undoubtedly result in efforts by ta
health authorities in localities whe:e
infant paralysis has prevailed, :o
eliminate the stable-fly and to pre
vent its access to any persons sus
pected of having infant paralysis.
Extract from Journal of American
Mt. John McGehee, of Pinckney
ville, who was indicted last week by o
the grand jury on a charge of arson, p
was adjudged insane by a jury and Q
will be sent to the asylum at an ear- p
ly date.-Woodville Republican. d
TWENTY TESTS OF PROGRESS. f
1. Is every country boy and girl t
, in your County getting a six-months p
2. Have you a county superintend- ia
e ent of education giving his whole s
1 time to the work? I1
º- 3. Have you voted road bonds or i
Ia road tax? f
k 4. Have you a county superintend
lent of health employed for all b's
e 5. Does the Farmers' Union or any
r other farmers' organisation thorough- 4
e ly cover your county?
6. Have you a good county fair?
7. Do you select for your county I
officials the men who will help the
county forward fastest instead of the i
-men who serve the party machinel
8. Are your churches gaining in I
, strength and influence and the peo I
n ple in temperance and morality? I
9. Have you properly supported i
farmers' institutes, and are there ir
stitutes for farm women as well as
10. Have you Corn Clubs for the
boys and Tomato Clubs for the girls?
11. If you are in the tick-infestel
territory, are you doing anything to
eradicate the ticks and get out of
the cattle quarantine?
12. Have you shown sufficient in
terest in the Farmers' Co-operative
Demonstration Work to get its ad
vantages for your farmers?
13. Have you rural free delivery
n, everywhere you might have it?
is 14. Has every school in your cojn
ie ty a good library?
is 15. Can your boys and girls get
a- the advantages of a good high ,school
a, near them, without leaving their
to home communities?
to 16. Are you co-operating with the
ed State in the fight to exterminate
n- hookworm disease?
ht i7. Is there a good rural telephon'
e system covering the county?
le- 18. Are you supporting a widz
gh awake county paper-one that is
we more interested in the progress of
Ild the county than in partisan politics
he --and are your farmers taking the
on best farm papers?
en 19. Have you abandoned the old
Ic- fee system of paying county officers?
to, 20. Are your citizens and your
try board of commissioners willing to go
down into *'eir jeans and produce
the necessary money, economically
administered, to secure these profita
b!e forms of progress?
These are 20 tests of progress. Let
5 represent "good" in each case, then
Stake the score and see how much
your county lacks of grading up 'o
the desired "100" mark. Perhaps
your county paper may be willing to
en- discuss the program and let the
the reader join in plans for remedying
he deficiencies.--The Progressive Farm
RE-PLANTING CANE ON.
ANGOLA STATE FARM
The planting of some 1,200 acres
of cane by the Board of Control on
Angola :s the record made this sea
son up to date. It is a planting rec
crd for one season that has perhaps
never been equaled in the state.
Colonel C. Harrison Parker, presi
dent of the Board of Control, say3
that he expects to have 1,500 acres
planteAl before the season ends.
Right now the planting work has
been suspended on account of the
scarcity of cars. The railroads are
unable to furnish the Board of Con
trol cars in which to move the cane
from Monticello and Oakley planta
tions to Angola because all of the
sugar refineries between Baton Rouge
and New Orleans have begun grind
ing. The car shortage necessitated
a slispension of planting, but not be
fore 1,200 acres had been put in.
Colonel Parker expects to get in
about 300 acres more. He hopes, in
the near future, to be able to se
cure the necessary cars to haul this
cane. With 1,500 acres planted the
board will have sufficient to keep
the big sugar refinery at Angola go
ing next season. The crop this year
was entirely destroyed by the high
water of May and June, which laid
waste the big acreage of Angola.
The state is not refining a barrel
of sugar on any of its four big sugar
plantations. The cane crop from'
I Oakley and Monticello, in Iberville
parish, was used to replant the cane
destroyed on Angola. The cane crop
on Hope plantation, which was the
first and one of the most productive
plantations of the state, was used in
replanting the cane acreage on Hope
that was destroyed. Much of Hope
plantation, in Iberia, was covered
with water. The cane on Hope that
I- is not used in replanting is being
e sold to other refineries. The crop
left, after replanting, was not suffic
r tent to justify the running of the re
finery this year.
HUNTING SEASON NOW OPEN.
The sale of hunting licenses un
der the terms of the new game i'w
began this week. The quail season
opened Nov. 15, and opens the hunt
y ing season in the state.
e The license this year is entirely
.e different from what it was under the
e old law. The license of one expect
ing to hunt in more than one parish
nlis $3. For those expecting to hunt
a in their own parish a 50 cent license
is possible, and for those who hmnt
d in their own ward no license is nec
L The Conservation Commission has
announced that it will appoint agents
1 in different sections of the state to
? see that the hunters understand the
I regulations of the Conservation Com
to mission and also to check up the pay
f ment of hunting licenses.
oe THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMEND
Ay ssumption Pioneer:
Ten out of the nineteen Constitu
. tional amendments were carried at
last Tuesday's election, and they are
t as follows: No. 3, exempting from
ol taxation companies lending money on
r rural property. No. 7, exempting
from taxation new canal companies.
e No. 8, exempting from taxation the
e reserve of Louisiana life insurance
companies. No. 9, levying a tax ,o
n. pay Confederate pensions. No. 11,
re-opening the "grandfather clause."
i- No. 13, adding an extra judge for
is the district comprising Calcasiru,
oft Cameron and the three new parishes.
s No. 14, permitting police juries lo
le levy taxes for roads. No. 15, allow
ing refunding of bonds. No. 16, ex
1l tending the tax exemption time of
-? the Pan-American Steamship Compa
ur ny. No. 17, providing for filling va
go cancies in Orleans.
ie The following nine amendments
ly were defeated: No. 1, the main tax
a- amendment, which proposed to
change the present system of assess
et lng and taxing property. No. 2, tax
eC exemption of industrial enterprises.
ch No. 4, exempting money from taxa
'o tion. No. 5, tax exemption of homes.
ps No. 6, home rule tax for clties. No.
to 10, refunding State debt. No. 12, al
he lowing women to serve on achool
ug and charity boards. No. 18, tax ex
m- emption of new railroads, and No.
19, which provided for the recall.