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The True Democrat.
MRS. MAY E.ROHINSON ( Editors
Official Journal of the Parish of
West Feliciana, the Towns of Bayou
Sara and St. Francisville, and of
the School Board.
We also own and publish the Feli
ciana Record, a weekly newspaper
for the town of Jackson, La. Ad
vertisers will do well to get joint
rates for both papers.
Entered at the Post Office at St.
Fra.cisville, La., as second class
3ubscription $1.50 a Year in Advance.
Saturday, November 23, 1912.
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TURN CENTENARY INTO A
We coinmend particularly the re
nlwal of Representative Caulfield's
plait to use the old Centenary Col
lege building at Jackson for a State
Normal school. It will be remember
ed that the East Feliciana repre.sen
tative was very ardent both in his
campl)aign and after his election to
the Iegislature, in the furtherance of
this proposal, which he himself for
mulated. hBut his plans were side
tracked by the scheme, which proved
abortive, to establish a Baptist Col
lege at Centenary. Perhaps had Mr.
'aulfield',s pilalns alone had right of
way, something might have been ac
c(mpl0lished to this end.
But it is not too late to take up
the matter again and we welcome
,IMr. Caulfield's determination to do
so) at the next session of the Gen
eral Assembly. It may be remeim
,her((d that this paper endorsed MIr.
Caulfield's ideas very heartily con
sidering themn entirely practicable,
aritd a State Normal absolutely neces
sary in this section of the State, not
only as a matter of convenience in
the point of accessibility, but in jus
tive 1 to the boys and girls of East Fe
licia'na. They are put to great ex
Pens., in going to and from Natchi
to('ies. Another normal school would
not militate against the Natchitoches
school at all, as it is overcrowded,
and very possibly to this circumstance
alone is due the disease of slow fev
er now prevailing there, causing tem
Every newspaper in the Sixth Dis
trict should come to Mr-. Caulfield's
aid and counsel in getting a normal
school placed at old Centenary.
Keary T. Dunn has been commi - 1
sioned postmaster at Slaugnter, l.a 1
BLOCK SYSTEM WANTED BY
An order to the Yazoo and Missis
sippi Valley Railroad to appear and
show cause why it should not be re.
(quired to install a block signal sys
tem on the Valley Railroad in Lou
isiana is expected to follow the re
port of the commission on the Montz
wreck, in which the railroad was
roundly condemned for sending out
defective equipment, and in which the
commission expressed the opinion
that block signal systems should be
The commission is expected to
give considerable attention to the
matter of requiring railroads to in
stall block signals where the traffic
is sufficiently heavy to warrant this
Whether this can be done legally
has never been tested in the courts,
but will probably be brought to an
issue if the road resists the efforts
of the commission. After the Little
Woods wreck on the New Orleans
and Northeastern that road was or
dered to put in a block signal sys
tem for a certain distance. The man
agement at first. decided to fight the
case, but later concluded to install
There are ten stars in the Woman
Suffrage flag-four great states,Mich
igan, Kansas, Oregon and Arizona,
adding theirs in the recent elections.
But Louisiana says, by implication
at least, that her women are not
capable of serving even on a school
"Suicide is confession" but J. A.
Wayland, editor of the Appeal of
Reason, shot himself to death recent.
ly, and his paper now says he was
"hounded to his death by the relent
less dogs of capitalism." In plainer
language this means that a charge
was about to be proferred against
him for improper use of the mails.
DOOM OF THE POLITICALLY t
There is fear among the office-hold (
ers when the federal employes began t
to ask each other whether the elec- (
tion of Wilson meant that they had t
to look for other jobs. There is c
much speculation as to what he will r
do with the thoulsands of republicans t
who have been holding office for the 1
past It; years, and it is the general c
opinion , it. there is going to be a c
sweeping change and that especially p
those who have been politically ac
tive will be replaced by Democrats, ti
REPUBLICANS PROBABLY LOSE
s- Unless the small vote outstanding
Id changes the result, the Republican
Party will not be officially recogniz
s- ed under the law as a party. Thehon
- or of being dignified by the legal ti
- tle of party will fall upon the Pro
z gressives and Socialists. In the re
is cent general election the Progressives
it polled more than double the vote of
e the Republicans, and the Socialists
n polled over a thousand more votes
e than the Republican Party. The
strength shown by the Socialists is
o sufficiently large to give it official
e recognition as a party.
1- Last year the General Assembly
c of the State, in order to save thie
s Republican Party and to give it le
gal standing, amended the law giving
Y a party legal standing when it polled
, 5 per cent of the total vote of an
n election. This was done because the
S law up to that time fixed the limit
e at 10 per cent, and in the previous
s election the Republicans had not
polled 10 per cent of the total vote.
This effort to save the Republican
Party was taken befort the Roosevelt
1 The Secretary of State has not re
ceived the total vote of the State (in
the figures announced there are three
parishes missing), but if these votes
are received they will not change the
result affecting the standing of the
parties. The total vote counted up io
1 date is 77, 272, of which the Republi
t cans received 3, 774, the Socialists
1 5,055, the Progressives 9,202, and the
Democrats the remainder.-N. 0. Pic
PARCELS POST WILL HELP
Parcels post can be made a fa,'tor C
in reducing the high cost of living. c
People in town will be only too gltd c
to be supplied with a pound or more C
of butter a week and a dozen or'
two of eggs. This can be done
through the parcels post. Paper ear
tons are made both for butter and n
eggs. These have the advantage of n
being light and of making a neat and f
convenient package. A pound of ii
butter and a dozen eggs with the h
cartons would weigh three to four k
pounds. Inside the 50-mile zone the b
transportation charge would be 11 to s
16 cents, while on the rural route the c
charge would be even less. This tl
could be paid yb the buyer, as the
parcel can be sent collect. t(
The advantages of this would be A
that the farmer would have a cash a:
market for butter and at times )t
might pay to handle some cream,
fruits, vegetables, chickens, meat, cte
in the same way. The consumer would
have his products fresh and would
know where they came from. This
bringing of the producer and con
sumer together would be quite an in
centive for the producer to improve
the quality of his goods.
The quickest way for the farmer
to locate custome'rs is by advertising.
A name should be given the products
and this could best be the farm name
as Cloverdale for instance. Quality
should be secured and that maintain
ed at all times. Nothing builds bus
iness like quality. In the ad !men
tion the goods for sale, and Brand
name and the quality and any di.
tinctive feature. Invite correspond
ence and give the telephone number,
as many will want to order in that
Another important thing is to have
printed letterheads and envelopes.
This and the advertising will also
have the effect of establishing the
business on a better and more per
manent basis; it makes a market for
the things produced and it brings
that market to the farmer instead of
having to go to the common market.
On this letterhead give about t)h,
same thing as outlined for the ad
vertisement. A name for the farm
and a brand name far the product is
mighty important. Anything tco
poor to have a name will never at
tract attention or command the best
price. Quite a trade can be worked
up and it will prove mutually help
ful to the producer and the consum
er.--W. C. Palmer.
Gov. Hall has no reason for em
barrassment concerning the fate of
the progressive amendments. He did
his duty, fulfilled his promises. That
there -were not sufficient progressive
IDemocrats to turn in a majority is
all the worse for Louisiana. The em
barrassment should be felt by ths
mossbacks who helped the servants
of the corporations to retard reform.
DR. WILSON'S PERPLEXING GIFT.
From John P. Parker, an elector
from Louisiana, Governor Wilson re
ceived a live eagle. It stands 3 feet
high and is otherwise some bird. It
was ensconced in its traveling crate
on the side porch of the governor's
home, the wonder and fear of all the
servants. The Governor has no idea
as to what he will do with it.-New
He should let it go free. Nothing
that suggests the emblem of, our
country should be kept in captivity..
Five election officer's have iteen
indicted in New Orleans. If gurliy,
every good citizen wants to see
LOST-A cameo brooch. Reward if
retuIrnIcl to MISS IRENE DILLON,
St. I'ran isville, ,La.
POR SALE-Three 4-year old honie
raised mules. Apply to Dr. .1. M.
DANIEL, St:ar Hill, La.
Any one desirous of purchasing a
musical instrument of any kind will
do well to consult MRS. E. S. QUINN,
I will be in the market for sweet
potatoes the year round. See me for
prices and shipping instructions.
W. R. DANIEL,
St. Flrancisville, La. I
FOR SALE-Red Rust-Proof Seed
Oats and Pea Vine Hay.-JAS. P.
LOST STRAYED OR STOLEN
One black mare mule about 11 years
old, 15% hands. Suitable reward for
her return to
J. F. IRVINE CO., Ltd.
Public Is requested not to purchase f
corn from tenants on Rosedown, In. F
heritance and Hazlewood plantations a
until settlement for rents has been t
made. JAS, P. BOWMAN.
FOR SALE-Grade Hereford Cattle,
Lespedeza Hay and Seed.
St. Francisville, La. a
o FOR SALE. o
o 1 self-measuring 120 gal "Bow. o
c ser" oil tank, cost $60, sell o
o $15; 1 Standard computing o
o scale, cost $45, sell $15; 2 dou- o
o ble-story counter show cases, o
o each $5. o
c ESTATE H. W. JONES, o
o Wilhelm, La. o
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