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The True Democrat.
Vol. XXII St. Francisville, West Feliclana Parish La., Saturday, February I. 1913 No. I II In am •• I N ll •• I I I D R n • • U l ll N ]I I We Are Receiving 1A Car of Triumph, White Star and Peerless Planting Potatoes. 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. PRESCRIPTIONS 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. ROYAL PHARMACY, 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 OF COURSE. CHAS. TADLOCK CARPENTER AND BUILDER Estimates Furnished ou Application Wire Doors and Screens SWindow and Dooeer Frames. Mantels, Etc. First-Class Heart Shingles Always On Hand. Pictures of the Past. Extracts from the files of The True Democrat, published twenty-one years ago. I 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 ' Salutatory. 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 ish. 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 gration. , 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 crops. 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 munity. 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 I c'sentiment. 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. Weydert. 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 Church. 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 Penelope Mathews. Dave Michel left to seek his for tune ellsewhere. Miss Junia Town left for Shreve-t pert to pursue studies in music ando English. "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 tars." ~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 mails. 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 days later. 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 morality. 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." S-Kansas Industrialist. 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 SESSION. 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 spring "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 serves. "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 suggestions. "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 may cost. 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, 000. 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 subscribed. 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 weeks old. 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 eggs. 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 ket purposes. 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.