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The True Democrat.
ELRIE ROBINSON i
MRS. MAY E.ROBINSON (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
clana Record, a weekly newspaper
for the town of Jackson, La. Ad
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Entered at the Post Office at St.
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3ubscrlption $1.50 a Year in Advance.
Saturday, December 28, 1912.
WHAT CHRISTMAS GIVES.
Did Christmas bring to you gifts
only? Did it mean to you merely a
sumptuous dinner? Did it impart
simply the salf-satisfaction of gener
ous expression to loved ones, or of
charitable deeds to the poor? All
of these pleasures are component
parts of the feast day we call Christ
mas, without any realization of its be*
Ing Christ Mass. Rightly used these
are all legitimate joys of Christmas,
but "peace on earth"' the angels sang,
and if one does not catch a part of
the spirit of that peace, then is the
day fruitless. But if amid all the
creature enjoyments and gratifica
tions one feels that the Christ Has
Come, then we know what Christmas
There is still time to air the reso
lutions laid away since Jan. 2 or 3,
1912. They may be shop-worn, but
are certainly not threadbare. 1
TAKE PRIDE IN YOUR WORK. 9
"Take pride in your work, be you
banker or digger, be you running the
country or oiling a car. If your job g
isn't big enough find something big
ger, but while you are there fill the
place where you are. If you have
to wear overalls don't let it shame
you, nor envy the fellow who wears
a boiled shirt. A fatigue uniform like
that should proclaim you a soldier in Ii
action unfearing a hurt. If your pay l
is too skimpy get busyand hustle;
don't waste any time in a useless
complaint. Competition is lively and
you'll have to tussle. Life's prizes r`
don't go to the weak and the fault. b
Take pride in your work, though your
job may be humble; you won't make s
it better by proving a shirk. The a
man with dissatisfied whining and
grumble will stay at the bottom. Take i
pride in your work."
DEATH OF COL. S. M. ROBERT- k
The death of Col. Samuel M. Rob- o
ertson, for 20 years the representa
tive of the sixth district in Congress, I
and at the time of his death, Sup
erintendent of the Deaf and Dumb a
Institute, took place Tuesday night.
His death was not unexpected.. He al
had been ill for several years, 'but H
Monday, when the jury failed to ac- sn
quit his son, Edward, for the mur
der of Joe Young, he seemed to have th
lost spirit and to have sunk rapidly. f
Tuesday evening the end came with lo
the family gathered around the bed- tr
His son, Edward, whom Judge Bru- ry
not refused Tuesday noon to release
on bail, was released when the news
of his father's dying condition was re- li
ceived and he was allowed to attend en
the funeral. wl
Colonel Robertson was for many th
years a figure in national politics s
and was senior member of the Louis- fi
iana delegation in congress for some i
time, holding a seat in congress from
the sixth district longer than any wI
member of the Louisiana delegation. "n
He was ranking member of the com
mnittee on ways and means, and
would have been the leader of the bi
majority party had he continued to ac
serve until the Democrats gained
control of the house.
Colonel Robertson was born in
Plaquemine, January 1, 1852. He re-s
ceived his preliminary education in
Baton Rouge, and was graduated
from the Louisiana State university
in 1874 and he completed a course of
law study and was admitted to pra&
tice in 1877. He was elected a mlem
ber of the state legislature from the
parish of East Baton Rouge in 1879
for a term of four years,.
In 1880 he was elected a member the
of the faculty of the Louisiana state
university and Agricultural and Me
chanical college. He filled the chair r
of natural history in that institution
and the position of commandant of dta
cadets until hie was electt'd to the ilt
Filftieth congress to fill the vacancy o
created by the death of his father,
E. W. Robertson. mal
Colonel Robertson was a delegate to di
the national Democratic convention in did
1896, and a member of the commit- b
tee on resolutions. alr
He was appointed by Governor
Sanders four years ago as superin
tendent of the State Institution for
the Deaf and Dumb, which position Stat
he had continuously occupied. the
Colonel Robertson was a sick man neni
11upon his retirement from congress,
! but was only taken seriously ill two
years ago when it was necessary to
tors perform a serious operation from
;h of which he never recovered. For the
layou last several months he had been con
of fined to his bed.
Colonel Robertson came from one
- of the most distinguished of Louisi
leli- ana's families. His father before him
Japer was a nlmember of congress and a
Ad Dprominent man in Louisiana politics.
t St GREAT INDIAN SCHOLAR.
From The Southern Workman, Hamp
ance. The Frederick A. Stokes Company
issued during the summer an inter
esting biography of William Jones,
Hampton's most distinguished Indian
graduate, written by Henry Milncr
,ly a "These memoirs of William Jones
apart by one of his fellow students," says
Wner- William L. Brown, of Washington,
r of "are written con amore. They show
All a keen appreciation of the genius and
neat personality of the man and possess
rist- an intrinsic interest that will appeal
s be to a much larger circle than the lim
iese ited group to whom the subject of
mas, the book was known. That he wa.s
ang not more widely known to fame was
t of undoubtedly due to the accident of
the his early death. For it is generally
the conceded among scholars that he
fica- gave promise of becoming one of
Has America's leading anthropologists had
mas he but lived to reap the fruits of his
thorough training and natural apti
tude for his chosen profession.
eso * "Born in 1871, a member of the
r 3 Sack and Fox tribe, with a strain
but from a clan of Indian rulers in his
blood-though more white than In
dian-and raised in a wigwam by his
grandmother, he was graduated from
Hampton in 1892 and went to An
dover where he fitted for Harvard.
the Graduated from Harvard in 1900 and
ob gaining his Ph.D. at Columbia in
bi- 1904, he was sent in 1907, by the
the Field Museum of Chicago, to the
ave Philippine Islands to study the wild
tribes of natives in the mountains
me of Luzon. And he met his death in
ike March 1909 by treachery at the hands
of the savages among whom he had
lived for about a year.
"His life, though short, followed
le; no ordinary course. Rarely indeed
esd is it given to any human being to
range through such varied and funda
ZOS mentally different experiences. His
ut. boyhood, as our author remarks, re
sembleil the boyhood of Hiawatha
Lie and Nokomis. Hils career took him,
lid as on An abrupt curve, through som.a
of the highest perplexities of our
civilization. And when he had be
come the chief authority in Algon
IT- kin lore and was indispensable, hu.
manly speaking, to the work he had
chosen, it was his fate to be sent
ab- off to the far corners ofthe tropics,
ta. there to meet death suddenly at the
,hand s of savages.
p "His character was of the strong
b and :imple type of those who are
ht. born under the open sky and live
Healways in close touch with nature.
)ut He was naturally modest and unas
csu-n ini with much of the sober dig
.r ni'y and reticence which characterize
e the higher type of Indians, and his
. face, refi ctive and melancholy in its
th lower contour, revealed the clear, un
Stroubled eyes, at times impenetrably
sad, held frequently a twinkle of mer
ru- ry humor that was irresistible.
e "Such was the man who is the sub
. ject of this book. Of the work that
-lie accomplished little is said, but
ad enough to show the seriousness with
which he took it and the value of
ny the 'csults. He invariably spent the
cs summers of his college years in the
Wl.fi d among the Indian tribes of our
e .Middle West or the Ojibways of Can
m ada, collecting and writing the tales
wy hich make up the vast sum of their
native folklore, or gathering the na
tive 'ulplements or weapons of their
id more' primitive native life; and his
birth and training made much of this
to accessible to him which would have
hd en concealed forever from any in
vestiL.ator of an alien race. Much
of his work may be seen in the Mn
e s:um o' Natural History in New York
,n d in the Field Museum of Chicago
d "licre he classified and arranged
his material. He worked also upon
a grammal of the Fox language and
onr a dictionary of tribes for the Bu
ireau of Ethnology.
e "But thiis book, which is made up
Sf pr!,sonal reminiscences and of ex
tracts from letters and a journal, is
.the account, (as the author declares)
not c f the scientist and his achieve
ment., but of a young man who, ev
r rywherc hIe went-among cura'ors
(Of IImuseums, artists in their studios,
pl:.nsmen in their saddles, or In.
dlians in wigwams--endeared himseif
Sto mlany persons lastingly. The Pe
rusal of its pages must inevitably
make those who thought they knew
him know him better, and those who
Sdid not know him wish it might have
been their privilege to reckon hint
,among their friends."
Will S. Holmes, of Baton Rouge,
' superintendent pro tem of the
State School for the Deaf. We hope
the appointment will be made perma
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MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Bank of West Felici
ana will be held at the banking house
in St. Francisville, La., on Thursday,
January 16th, 1913, at 3:30 o'clock p.
m., for the purpose of electing a
Board of Directors to serve during
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J. R. MATTHEWS, Cashier.
SUCCESSION OF FRANCIS M.MUM
FORD, DECEASED. No.
State of Louisiana, Parish of West
Feliciana, 24th Jud. Dist. Court.
Notice of Application for Letters of
Notice is hereby given to all whom
it doth or may concern to show
cause within ten days from the pres.
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can, why the application of Robinson
M. Leake, praying for Letters of Ad
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Francis M.Mumford, deceased, should
not be granted.
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trict of Louisiana, this 20th day of
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Clerk of said Court.
WATCH LOST-No. 4,379,367 Elgin
movement; solid gold double case;
ladies size. On fob of black velvet
was an Odd Fellow charm; a square
inch of pearl or ivory with enameled
letters "F. L. T." diagonally across.
MITTIE F. FUGLER.
Wyoming being osted, according
to law, any person found on the place
trespassing, or in the yard, pulling
flowers or breaking branches off the
shrubbery, will be prosecuted to the
fullest extent of the law.
LYDIA C. WICKLIFFE, Tutrix.
Amidst your Christmas joys, do not I
forget to pay your poll tax.
BERMUDA ONION SETS POR SALE
-Ready to set out, $1 per thous
and, or 75e per thousand in lots of
5,000. Cash with order. Pointe Cou
pee Truck Growers' Association,
New Roads, La.
I will be in the market for sweet
potatoes the year round. See me for
prices and shipping instructions.
W. R. DANIEL,
St. Francisville, La.
FOR SALE-Red Rust-Proof Seed
Oats and Pea Vine Hay.-JAS. P.
FOR SALE-Grade Hereford Cattle,
Lespedeza Hay and Seed.
St. Franciville, La.
TO THE PUBLIC:
This is to inform the public
that I have moved my Shoe
and Harness Repairing Shop
from the Harris Building at the
foot of the hill, to Pripoilpi
Street, Bayou Sara, one block
below the saw mill property,
where I am prepared to do all
work in that line at reasonable
prices. I make a specialty of
repairing ladies' and children's
shoes. I have in stock all Lizas
and kinds of Cat's Paw rubber
heels, which I furnish and put
on for 50 cents, I guarantee all
work. Give me a trial.
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