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The True Democrat.
St. Francsville, West Feliciana Parish La., Saturday, January 25. 1913.No.52 Ve Are Receiving 9A Car of Triumph, White Star and Peerless Planting Potatoes. SAlso 16 Per Cent. Phos phate, Cotton Seed Meal and Mixed Fertilizers. gNew Simpkins Cotton Seed direct from Raleigh, N. C. 4. 8 E. Wolf. fa PRESCRIPTIONS Our Prescription Department is our Pride and we make the filling of Prescriptions a Specialty. We use only materials of higlest 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. ROYAL PHARMACY, ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA. S. I. Reymond Co., Ltd., Cor Main and Third Streets Baton Rouge, La. Iry Goods. Notions, Shoes Hats, Clothing, Housefurnishing, Etc. | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . o Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You." This is to inform the people that I have moved my store in e old Gastrell building, where I shall be glad to see my cus mers and to serve them. As the high water has crippled me considerably and as I had to to heavy expense, I would like to see everyone I have favor come forward and do unto me as I have done to them. Columbus and Weber Wagons, Parry Buggies, American Wire ence 192 Ibs. to the roll and 26 inches high, Deerlng Harvester oois, International Engine, and all the leading hardware imple ents obtainable always on hand or on short notice. Champion Potato Digger-the kind to dig peanuts and sweet d Irish potatoes-can be seen in operation at W. Daniel's, Jr. HARLES WEYDERT'S OF COURSE. GHAS. TADLOCK CARPENTER AND BUILDER Estimates Furnished on Application Wire Dooers and Screens Specialty, 0 Window and Door Frames, Mantels, Etc. First-Class Heart Shingles Always On Hand. ýwutiw~~wti~w~w+ýw ww·wý'rrw w+ý hw " INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION BLAMES FLAGMAN CUNNINGHAM FOR WRECK AT MONTZ The Interstate Commerce Commis- t sion has made public the report of t Chief Inspector of Safety Appliances H. W. Belnap, who investigated the k accident which occurred on the Y. & c M. V. R. R. near Montz, La., on the morning of Nov. 12, 1912, in whiq sixteen people lost their lives, a a large number received injuries. "The direct cause of the accident," says the repport, "was the failure of Flagman Cunningham to properly pro tect the rear of his train. "There can be no doubt that lhe grossly violated the rules of the com pany and absolutely neglected his duty as flagman." While the principal blame of the wreck is laid to Flagman Cunning ham for his failure to protect the rear of the passenger train, Conduc tor Stinson and Assistant pTraiamas ter McBurney also are blamed for failing to properly perform their du ties, and Engineer Drehr, of the freight train, is censured for failure to obey a rule of the Yazoo and Mis sissippi Valley which prescribes a limit of twenty-five miles per hour for freights. "Assistant Trainmaster McBurney was also responsible for the safety of his train, but he took no proper means to see that his train was pro tected," declares Mr. Belnap. "i ie engine of train No. 58 plow ed almost entirely through the rear d coach of the excursion train, tele scoping two coaches for almost their entire length and drove the entire train ahead, a distance of 226 feet. The severity of the impact makes it evident that Engineman Drehr was greatly, exceeding the speed limit of twenty-five miles per hour at the time he was flagged, "The majority of the coaches in the excursion train had been in ser vice many years and would not be considered suitable for use in heavy trains in main line service. "Traffic of such density as exists on this line would seem to warrant the use of a block signal system for the 'operation of trains. "The Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Ral~road is controlled by the Illinois Central Railroad Company. The rea son given for not using the block sys temn on the division where this col lision occurred was that all money available for the installation of block signals is already being spent on r portions of the system where traffic r conditions more urgently require r themn." TRUE DEMOCRAT WILL AN START USEFUL FEATURES/ Beginning with the first issue in r February, The True Democrat will Cou start two new departures calculated has to be of interest to the majority of Cloi our subscribers. in One of these will be the publish- pro ing weekly of a weather and river fun report. The daily rainfall will be Z given, as will the weather prediction bar for the twenty-four hours succeeding foll date of issue of the paper. The stage Ne of the river as recorded on the Ba- ide you Sara gauge will be given, 10o- wa gether with any other river news of ha' local interest, fur The other new feature will be in los the nature of reminiscences taken Ut9 from the files of The True Democrat, twenty years ago. This will no doubt We be of interest to many of our sub- re; scribers, many of whom were actors ou in past events to be chronicled in this department. W These reminiscences will be culled to for their news value alone, and all hs that is painful or that would wound ey the sensibilities of the living will be tb excluded. w" m Y. & M. V. CURTAILS TELEGRAPH SERVICE w a Pursuing a policy of retrenchment, the Illinois Central Railroad Compa- a ny has removed from its employ the L services of about 300 telegraph oper- 11 ators between Chicago and New Or- a leans. Accordingly G. H. Tempel, 1 local operator for the Y. & M. V. was t released from service at the local station, but will be given employment a with the Company at Gloater, Miss. i In future the Y. & M. V. station I here will not be open after 5 o'clock I p m. Passengers going north will have either to buy tickets and check baggage before that hour, or have the train crew check the baggage and pay cash fare on the train. Baggage ar belonging to south bound passengecs will have to reach the station before 5 p. m. or be brought down in the morning. This new move on the part of the Railroad Company leaves the two towns without any kind of telegraph service between the hours of 5 and 10 o'clock, p.m., as the Postal station is located in the Y. & M. V. railroad station, and the night operator at the L. R. & N., where the Western Un ion office is located, does not go on duty4 until 10 o'clock. Convenience to the public does not seem to figure in this new arrange ment. A big business Journal deplores Con gressman Pujo's ignorance of mod ern business methods. It is non-ap Spreciation, not ignorance. ANOTHER WOOD VILLE The n BANK GOES TO WALL seen late ly intox The Citizens' Bank of Wilkinson due he County, located at Woodville, Miss., but whe has closed its doors and C. D. Mc- he Cloud, cashier of that institution, is resume in jail charged with embezzling ap proximately $43,000 of the bank's funds. The suspension of business by the bank and the arrest of the cashier followed an investigation made in New Orleans by J. M. Sessions, pres ident of the bank. When McCloud was taken into custody he admitted having gotten away with the bank's funds and stated further that he had lost most of the amount in specula .t1:n. Only five months ago the Bank of t Woodville was closed for similar reasons, and now Woodville is with I out a bank. I For some time a coterie of men in We Woodville have been dabbling in cot- quarto I ton futures. While some of them Press, I have accumulated considerable mon- six mc 1 cy from this source, it is a fact that, a that this has been the cause of pose wrecking two banks, the imprison- tre ment of two men and the loss of press, much money to stockholders and de- Good positors. At the time the Bank of and ti Woodvillle went to the wall, the Cit- Junior izens' Bank rpublished a statement We which looked very well on paper, type, though at that time the same insidi- andre ous cause that wrecked its rival was figure at work on its own vitals. t, The banking laws of Mississippi barga a- ire not nearly so strict as those of condl ie Louisiana, and there is no state bank- parts, r- ing department. It is related that at foi i ,r- a recent session of the Mississippi mach :l, legislature the proposition was made (Level ad to enact more stringent banking leg- whew al islation. This did not meet with the A kit at approval of Mississippi bankers, and, Corr it is said, there were not enough with on boarding houses at the state capital th ck to care for the crowd of people who the ill went there to lobby against the pro- wall ck poseld laws. he $27,000 belonging to the county whic nd was on deposit with the bank when ones age it closed its doors. each ecs itail ore President-elect Wilson says that he W the "will not be acting as a partisan, first when he picks out progressives and 30c the only progressives to aid" him. Moss two back Democrats, stand from under! Kph first and A correspondent informs the Mor- at 1 on gan City Outlook that the total num the ber of deaths to date resulting from ed the recent fever at the Normal is Sar Un- nine, with one other in a critical con- Cal dition. We note that a young lady V in East Feliciana died, last week, one 15, e-t of the Normal's victims- $4., Frank Munsey thinks he has Con- thought of a way for the Progressives nod- and the Republicans to get together -pp- again. Roosevelt's ambition was all that separated them in the first place. ;ONVICT lGUARD MElTS WITH HORRIBLE iEATH Joe Todd, aged about forty-five ( years, and employed on Angola tate dei Farm as a convict guard, was run StU down and killed by some train on an the L. R. & N. tracks, two miles An inorth of town, during the early hours da ct Monday morning. do The mangled remains were discov ered about daylight, Monday, and re- A port of the grewsome discovery was be made to the railroad agent. Dr. W. It H. Taylor,! parish coroner was noti- by fied and he immediately went to the of scene of the tragedy and held an in- o quest. The body was literally ground hr to pieces and was scattered along the tracks for a distance of 150 yards, r being picked up by the section men hi with shovels. A ten-dollar bill and a W silver dollar were found in one of the pockets. A receipt for a bill of lt clothing bought of Maas Bros., at a Baton Rouge, established the fact tl that his name was Todd. A pecu- o liarity of the accident is that one of p the shoes and both leather puttees u which the man was wearing at the t time of his death were knocked from him and were not injured in I the least. a The remains were brought to town t and were positively identified by several persons. Dr. Taylor commu nicated with the police officers at Baton Rouge, but nothing could be learned of the dead man's relatives, 1 and the body was buried here., The man came to Bayou Sara from Angola, Sunday morning. He was seen later in the day in a thorough ly intoxicated condition. About the time the night train to Angola was due he was seen about the station, ' but when the train came, at 2:15 a. i m., he did not get aboard, so it is presumed he had started to walk to toILIL Angola and was run down. However, an examination of the two engines that went north that night failed to disclose any signs of blood on them. The tendency to paternalism in this country is to be regretted and should be vigorously opposed .by all persons who are not in favor of the entire superseding of individual et fort. We heartily indoree the fol lowing paragraph on this subject from the Houston Post: " 'he government is going to grow topheavy just in proportion it undertakes to do fog the citizen what he ought to do for himself."-Bossier Banner. Some Genuine Bargains In Printing Machinery and Materials. Improved Cranston Newspaper Press. ML We have an Improved 6-column quarto Cranston Newspaper and Book is Press, which has been used less than wt six months, and on weekly papers et Sa that, which we are anxious to dis- 10 pose of. Have motor, belting and fix tures which will be sold with the lei press, or separately, as you desire. ha Good reason for wishing to sell. Price $2 and terms will be made reasonable. W Junior Linotype. We have a two-letter Junior Lino- r' type, equipped with two-letter eight C and ten-point matrices, advertising B. figures, quad block and three border slides, which we will dispose of at a w bargain. This machine is in first-class it r condition, has no broken or worn out o parts, and will do everything claimed t foi it by the manufacturers. This it I machine is for sale because it has ii e developed our business to the point i where we need a Model 8 Standard. P e A kit of tools goes with this machine. , Correspondence Solicited. t h We would be pleased to correspond a with any one needing one or both of f the above machines. Prompt replies will be made to all enquiries. California Job Cases. We have 21 California Job Cases I , which are absolutely as good as new ones. We offer these cases at 45c j each, f. o. b. Bayou Sara. Italic or Job Cases. e We have 24 Italic or Job Cases, in fn, irst-clss condition, which we offer at ad 30c each, f. o. b. Bayou Sara. Miscellaneous. We have 7 lower news cases, in first-class condition, which we offer Or- at 30c each, f. o. b. Bayou Sara. in- I triple job case at 40c, one Improv Dn ed job case at 50c, f. o. b. Bayou is Sara. on- Case Stands. tdy We have two City Case Stands No. )ne 15, good as new, which we offer at $4.00 each, f. o. b. Bayou Sara. Mustang mailer. We have one Mustang Mailer, which is new and has never beenL used, which we offer at $5, f. o. b. Bayou Sara. 10-point Leaders. We have six pounds of ten-point leaders, two dots to the em, which have never had ink on them; cost $2.88, will sell for $1.75. Wood Type. One 3A font No. 5040 10-line Wood Iype, has never had water on it. Cost $3.25, will sell for $2.00, f. o. b. Bayou Sara. One 3A 4a font 8-line Deviane with figures, has never had water on it. Cost $7.64, will sell for $5.00, f. o b. Bayou Sara. This type is as good as on the day it was bought. We want to sell it in order to put our type equipment Sin series. Advertising Figures. I Five pounds 20-point en-set adver tising figures, including dollar marks I and lower case c. Will take $1.50 f for the lot. s Five pounds 10-point en-eet adver tising figures, including dollar marks and lower case c. Will take $1.50 for a the lot. w These figures are in first-class con c dition, many of them have never been inked. The reason they are for sale i¢ that we have bold figures on the n linotype and do not need these. it Quads. We We have a quantity of two and three-em eight and ten-point quads in which we will sell while they last at er 25( per pound. Just the thing to use in setting up your mailing list. v- Terms. Du With the exception of the linotype and press listed above, all goods men, tioned in this ad. will be sold for lo. cash only, and money order or check at must accompany order. These goods will be delivered f. o. b. Bayou Sara. The Frue Democrat,, St. Francisville, La. ANGOLA LVEE SAID TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION Colonel C. Harrison Parker, presi dent of the Board of Control of the State Penitentiary, has completed an inspection of the river front at Angola, which is in a measure en dangered by the high water coming down the river. Colonel Parker does not think that Angola is in any serious danger of being flooded. The weak spot in the levee system is the new, soft levee, built in closing the Angola crevasse of last spring. On this, as on all new levees in Louisiana, the earth I has not been sodded, grass has not had time to grow, and if the water remains too long against the new em bankment there is danger of it giving a way. t The levee at Angola is an unusually Slarge one, and the authorities do not .L anticipate any difficulty in holding It the new one at Angola. The Board i- of Control has the record of com )f pleting every levee contract that it is undertook after last year's high wa ie ter before the present rise began.