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The True Democrat.
Vol. XXII St. Francisville, West Feliclana Parish La., Saturday, February I. 1913 No. I
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We Are Receiving
1A Car of Triumph, White
Star and Peerless Planting
SAlso 16 Per Cent. Phos
phate, Cotton Seed Meal
and Mixed Fertilizers.
'New Simpkins Cotton Seed
direct from Raleigh, N. C.
M. 8 E. Wolf.
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, Housefurnishing, Etc.
"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.
CHA 1E5 WBYDERT'S
CARPENTER AND BUILDER
Estimates Furnished ou
Wire Doors and Screens
SWindow and Dooeer Frames.
First-Class Heart Shingles
Always On Hand.
Pictures of the Past.
Extracts from the files of The True Democrat,
published twenty-one years ago.
The first issue of The True Dem- b0
ecrat appeared on Wednesday, Feb. t
S, 1892. Since that time it has nev
=r missed an issue, although at times NI
it has been seriously handicapped on b
account of floods, quarantines and A
fire. The principles for which we b
started fighting for in the beginning L
are those which we espouse today.
In order that our readers may judge e
how we have kept the faith, we re- a
publish from the first issue the '
The flag of The True Democrat is t
unfurled to the journalistic breeze to
day. Purity being our emblem, truth P
and honesty our motto. With these E
tenets as our guide, we hope to gain
the good will of our people, and to t'
labor for their advancement; politl- ti
call.r, socially and financially.
Our earnest endeavor will be to h
promote the agriculturall and indus
trial prosperity of our state and par
Believing that an intelligent and
thrifty immigration of white people
is the most imperative need for the
development of the state, we will! do
all in our power to promote immi
The past year has been a disastrous
one to our farmers, and fully proves
that the production of one crop as a
money crop must inevitably produce
their bankruptcy. A liberal portion f
of our paper will be devoted to our t
farmers, and we will use our utmost t
power to introduce different modes I
of farming, and a greater variety' ,f
Believing that manufacturing enter
prises with the dense population t
that accompanies them, is necessary 1
to the perfect success of the agri
culturist, by furnishing a home mar
ket for small art;cles the year
around; we wllq insist upon the tn
couragement of manufacturing capi
tal in locating wherever suitable lo
calities can be found.
Believing that education is neces
sary to success in every callRng in
life we will insist on liberally sup
ported and well taught schoolks. In
short the efforts of the management
will be indefatigably directed to pro
mote the ebst interests of the com
Politically we believe in white su
premacy and pure Democracy. In .he
coming campaign we espouse the An
ti:Lottery cause, and, while the fight
is on, the flig of true Democracy,
on which will be inscribedi purity,
truth and honesty will be in the van.
We accord to those who differ with
us, the right of opinion, and shall in
dulge in no personalities. We are
making war on a great gambling mo
nopoly, and not on individual opinion
The loftery must go, and until it
does, let it be "war to the knife,
nrid knife to the hilt."
Among the cards of business firms
.nd professional men appearing in
the first issue of The True Democrat
whom we have with us now were:
Jos. L. Golsan, attorney; Montgom
ery & Lawrason, attorneys;A.. F. Bar
row, M. D.; W. H. Taylor, M. D.; A.
S. Powell, dentist; Mumford &
Brooks, druggists; Woodlawn S'ock
Farm, J. B. McGehee, prop.; J. Frey
han & Co.,(now M. & E. Wolf); Rayn
ham & Town, contractors; and Chas.
Dr. Taylor was (and is) parish cor
oner; Chas. E. Decker, state senIa
tcr; C. Ball, representative; C. M.
Barrow, sheriff; L. W. Brandon, clerk
or court; F. E. Powell, assessor and
registrar. The police jury was com
posed of J. W. Dederick, president;
Morris Wolf, Duncan Stewart, S. D.
Barrow, W. A. Porter, S. L. Juavergne,
J. A. Shultz, R. Daniel, R. E. Butler
and C. E. Decker, clerk.
Dr. Douglas was rector of Grace
J. B. McGehee was chairman of the
Parish Executive Committee and A.
F. Barrow, secretary. A public meet
ing was called for Feb. 16 to ratify
the anti-lottery state ticket, headed
bh Foster and Parlange. Thos. But
ler was chairman of the committee
to select a place for the meeting and
chose Freyhan's Hall,
The True Democrat has been tne
official journal of the parish from
its first issue.
The Bayou Sara levee had caved,
but the 'authorities were rapidly put- i
t:ing it in good shape.
A burning tree on the premises or
Mrs. Rettig caused a fire alarm t)
be sounded. While going to the fire,
A. T. Gastrell, in a jumper and Dave a
M ichel, horseback, collided and were
Laid up for repairs.
Mrs. Sarah A. Stewart died in her
eighty-fourth year. She was the
mother of Mmes. Sarah .I. Fort and
Dave Michel left to seek his for
Miss Junia Town left for Shreve-t
pert to pursue studies in music ando
"We are indebted to W. A. Por
ter for his assistancef in getting out
the first issue of the paper. For the
rakE of the cause we all lbve, he L
has done this. Both his help and ad- b
vice have proved of incalculable ,ser
vic-e. May he some day see the fruit
of his labor in the proof that The h
rrue Democrat has been of use in a
the campaign of principle versus dol
~M;r. and Mrs. Austen, Miss Rettig
aril the Misses Stocking organized
themselves into a choir for the Cah- t
olic Church. a
Mrs. Gabe Cahn, of Woodville, was s
visiting here. t
The Supreme Court of the United
States rendered a decision against
the lottery in the suit brought to test
the constitutionality of the law for
bidding the lottery the use of the
A short career was predicted tor
The True Democrat. In this connec
t!,ia appears the statement "he laughs
best, who laughs last."
The young ladies gave a leap year
party) at the residence of Mr. Rob
es t Montgomery. The Misses Mont
gomery, Stocking and Tempel, Miss
es Junla Town, Sadie Ellis, Belle
Leake and Debbie LeSassier were in
attendance and ably filled the require,
ments of the occasion. Mrs: Montgim
ery was assisted as hostess by Mrs.
Sidney Powell, Mrs. Brooks and Mrs.
Golsan. The young men gave a party
and supper at the same place a few
Aaron Schlesinger was a member
o' the Bayou Sara town council; H
A. Binning was clerk and treasurer
of that body.
GOOD ROAD PROVERBS.
If you want to know if good roads
are a good' thing, ask a horse.
Good roads promote prosperity;
bad roads provoke profanity.
If the roads around a town are bad t
it might as well be on an island.
In considering roads remember that
there are few towns that look so good
to the farmer that he wil kill a
horse to get there.
Ill fares the town to hastening ills
a prey where teams turn out to go
come better way.
Was it in your township that the
ignoramus pulled the sod into the
middle of the road?
Good roads will increase health.
happiness, education, religion mnd
Good roads will decrease profanity,
. discouragement, back taxes, sheriff
saies, sour grapes and grouches.
Improved roads are a good trade
. mark for any community.
- Good roads invoke a blessing upon
any people who build them.
k Good roads will keep people in the
d country and will bring the city folk
' out for fresh air.
S Did ywu ever hear this? "The roads
were so bad that the only way he
' could gea to towniwas by telephone."
e Not only has the parcel post saved
the people of the, United States the
C fifteen Ifirst days of its existence
more than a half million dollars, ac
Scording to Senator Bourne, author of
Sthe law, but it has not proved a nard
d ship to the letter carriers. Senator
Bourne gets these figures from the
Spostal business of fourteen leading
d cities, and this uum represents the
difference betwdei the regular pos
ie tal rates and those of parcel post. He
i does not take into account the gain
over express rates, whose minimum
d, is 25 cents.
NOT CONSIDERING AN EXTRA
Gov. Hall, Monday night, gave out
a statement dealing with the report,
that he had 'said there would be no
extra session of the Legislature this
"The lk:ard of Liquidation is try- da
ing to sell the bonds," he said.
"'Therefore. I am not considering, and st(
will not consider, what is to be done w
should it happen that the bonds fail ch
to sell. The desirability of an extra A
session in such a contingency I have thl
not taken up.
"The discussion of this bond mal- M
ter in the strain that it has been dis 00
cussed in certain quarters is to be
regrettl.d, ilecause it is not calcula- ap
ed to assist in the disposition of the of
bonds, and may result in harm. The so
talk about a constitutional convention to
or an extra session seems to be sis
emanating from political sources to na
which certainly I should not expect cc
to turn for advice. di
"In handling this matter it must Iz
Le 'emrcrmbered that we are thrown ar
back on the legislation of 1910, ..or w
which I r.m not responsible, andfhose Yf
=entlehºen who prophesy failure should of
have made their valuable suggestions
at that time. They would do a ser- gi
vice to their State, at this juncture, 10o
by keeping their opinions to them- tii
"For the purpose of broadening at
te market for these bonds, the debt S
amendment passed by the last ses
sion of the Legislature, and submit- ai
ted to the people in November, was in
drafted. If the bonds are not sold, s'
in my opinion it willi be due to .he
defeat of that amendment, which
was opposed by some of the gentle
men who are now so profuse with M
"The Board of Liquidation is mak- d
ing every effort to dispose of the 13
bonds, and has received considerable it
ezcouragement. The board expects h
to be successful, and I am not dis- ti
posed to discuss or consider alterna- 51
tives at this- time." A
COST OF LIVING. ti
Two statements have appeared in c
the newspapers recently regarding I
the ever-interesting subject of the e
present high cost of living. One was g
that, under present conditions, the a
cost of conveying six dollars' worth e
of food from the producer to the con
srmer is seven dollars. She other
was a statement from the department
cf agriculture that one of the factors
in producing higher prices is the agi
tation for pure foodstuffs and the en
actment and enforcement of pure foot
laws. These statements are typical of
two most important forces at present
influencing living conditions. One has
to do entirely with management and n
admilnlstration. If It is true that it
cost) seven dollars to market six dol
tlars' worth of food, and that the
housewife is paying thirteen dollars
t for six dollars' worth of nourishment,
the seven dollars' difference going
to pay middlemen. railways, etc., this
need cause no dismay. It simply
means that our commercial machin-
ery is receiving more than its just
due, and that it needs overhauling
and simplifying, a task to which the
American people are fully equal. But
the other statement, instead of caus
ing any apprehension, should really
be a reason for congratulation. That
I the American public is sufficiently
alive to the importance and value of
Spure foodstuffs for this knowledge to
f have an influence on prices i, a most
gratifying sign of progress and of
higher and better standards of living.
The fact that the initial cost is great
er has no bearing on the ultimate
value of the produce. Certitled milk
costs more than ordinary dirty dis
Sease-carrying milk, but is it more ex
k pensive? When one considers the
cost of medical service, nursing, med
Sicines and loss of time and life caus
e ed by diseases transmitted by dirty
milk, it becomes evident that the first
cost is not a fair criterion, and that
Clean, pure milk is far cheaper in
d the end, even though its initial cost
e Is a few cents higher. This is true
eof all pure foods. The demand for
c- pure food materials and the increase
f in living expenses from this cause
d- can account for only a smalLpart of
rthe present increase in prices, but
ie so far as it goeeT he Journal of the
ig American Medical Association consid
eers it a welcome sign, since it means
s- better and purer foods and less sick
le ness. LIt us not pay more than is
In necessary for any food, but let us
m have pure foods, no matter what they
WOODVILLE'S BANK IS
SHOR T $60,000.OO
A dispatch to the Picayune, under
date of Jan. 27, says:
A meeting of the depositors and
stockholders of the Citizens' Bank
was held to-day, with L. C. Schloss
chairman, and I. S. Joseph secretary.
A partial report of the condition of
the bank, the best obtainable up to
'" is time, was made, showing Cashier
MacLeod's shortage to be about $63,
A committee of the depositors was
appointed to confer with the officials
of the bank in order to determine
some plan of action. It was decided
to liquidate the bank, Jas. M. Ses
sions, former vice president, being
named the liquidator, aided by a
committee of five depositors. A con
dition was that a new bank be organ
ized, capitalized at $20,000 or more,
and that those owning the new bank
were to apply all profits for five
years to the payment of the losses
of the depositors of the old bank.
Vice President Sessions offered to
give 1,000 acres of land to reduce the
losses of the depositors, which dona
tion will greatly reduce their losses.
A movement is on foot to organize
another bank, and $13,000 has been
Another affidavit has been made
against MacLeod, and he is now held
in jail until he makes bond in the
sum of $27,000.
INDIAN RUNNER DUCKS.
Mrs. R. L. Goyer in Country Review:
One woman's experience with In
d.an Runner Ducks is interesting.
Bugs of various kinds were destroy
ing her flower garden. Somebody told
her ducks would eat all the bugs
they couki find and more. (?) So
she bought some of the popular breed.
All the bugs disappeared and the
ducks d;d not disturb her plants. In
the meantime the ducks had shown
so many good qualities that she de
cided tc keep them. She found they
laid more eggs than hens, were much
easier to raise, and less trouble when
grown. They were deady for market
at eight weeks, laid beautiful white
eggs at four and a halt months, and
continued the business the year
around, summer and winter. Had
neithcr lice, mites, crop, sore head
nor scaly legs and required only
enough water to drink. They need
ed lots to drink though, especially at
feeding time. 'A two-foot fence Is
high enough to pen them. Old age
does not lessen the value of the ducks
as layers, and the surplus males
make good roasters when twelve
There are three varieties of the In
dian Runner Ducks. The "English
Standard" is fawn, or brown and
white, the colored body feathers Se
ring penciled. Head and tail of the
drake dark bronze, colored often with
greenish lustre. Lay beautiful white
The "American Standard" is an ev
en fawn and white color, without pAn
ciing. Head and tail of drake same
color as the body, only a little dark
er. Some of the ducks in this Vn
riety lay tinted eggs, greenish white,
which are not so desirable for mar
The White Indian Runners, being
new, scarce and expensive, have eli
t he good points of the other varie
ties, besides being pure white, an
item to be taken into consideration,
as white duck feathers bring higher
prices in the feather market. They
have the same graceful, upright car
riage and run instead of waddle,
hence the name of the breed.
There is a break in the new le-vee
Sat Beulah, where it will be remem
bered the big crevasse occurred last
t year. Investigation will be made as
t to the cause. The Governor' of MiA
Ssisstppi blames the engineers, others
t blame the levee board, who only or
e dered* work on the old break a few
r weeks ago, instead of having it done
e in the dry weather of last summer
e and fall.
it The State Board of Education meets
e Feb. 10. The matter of changlug
i- text books for use in the high schools
s of the state will be considered, but
- :lt is not expected that there will be
is many changes. The law permits a
is change of seven at this time, and
yy those in present use seem to be giv
Ing general satisfaotilon.