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Mi:d.,-.s Latane, Gullet and RaphiHd ltave Sunday for a carnival trip. Margaret and Johnston Barrow will uj, in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. :lIorltiler Taylor returned at the weL-Qe:-l d from Shreveport. Miss lEva Harvey is at home from s( looll at Lafayette. Mrs. J. L. Golsan and Miss Mamie Golsan leave for a city visit. Miss Jessie Ball will spend the week end with Miss Mary Tooraen. An(ee, Ard and Harry Daniei spent 'lhurI-day in Jackson. l:dule Lawrason made a trip to .New Orleans, this week. li.. C. Wihox was in Baton Rouge, Monday afternoon. G. M. Lester was in Baton Rouge during the early part of the week. Capt. B. L. Barrow was here from Baton Rouge, Sunday. Miss Margaret Lawrason is in New Orleans since last week. E,'lrie Robinson spent Monday af t,-rnoon in Baton Rouge on business. Mrs. L. W. Rogers spent Thursday in Blaton Rouge. Mrs. M. U. Jackson was in town Tuesday. Miss Mamie Butler has returned Ifi ;: her pleasant trip to New Or IPthns. Mrs. Jos. Stern was very ill, Sat iorday night, but has been somewhat ttter, this week. Cadet Sam Williams was here for the week-end, leaving Monday after noon. .\lr. and Mrs. J. W. McQueen and Mrs. .las. Perkins were in Baton Rouge, Tuesday, for the day. M:ss 'Belle Tempel leaves soon to visit friends in New Orleans for sev eral weeks. Miss Mel. Leake will be the guest on Mardi Gras of Miss Medora Tar leton, of New Orleans. Miss Vivian Mann will be in New (rleans for the carnival. Her cous in, Louis Mann, will accompany her to the city. Miss Sarah Butler has,gone on from New Orleans to Natchez where she will be the guest of Miss Helen Byrnes for that city's carnival. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Matthews and children, and Mr. and Mrs. Wade Bu luuoi were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Richardson. Miss Maggie Gore Left Friday to be the guest of her sister, Mrs. Wal ttr Priest, for the late carnival sea son. Messrs. H. C. Leake and Johnston Armstrong were here Saturday on business connected with the estate of the late Judge W. W. Leake. In some way the wires failed to connect, and we did not report the recent visit of some weeks here of Miss Lottie Hochenedel. She return ed to Clinton last week. Mrs. T. H. Ellis, Miss Maggie El lis and Master C. B. Maguire return ed Monday from New Orleans. Mrs. Magulre remained for a longer visit with her sister, Mrs. Hunter Leake. Mrs. A. W. Ard and daughter, Miss loaud, leave today for' their new hlu,.it in Bogalusa. They spent a few uays at Star Hill with her sist;r, Mrs. E. I. Daniel. Mrs. Ruffin Munson and Mrs. Iuf fington Beale and baby, of Ba:on Rouge, were recently the guests of the Misses Maryman at their pleas ant West Feliciana home. Capt. John L. Wells and family left Tuesday to reside in Baton Rouge. Their departure is regret ted, and we hope that in the coua'9e of a short while he will decide to re turn to his old home. DIr. and Mrs. E. M. Levert leave shortly, as the former has atcreprd a position as ship's doctor on a ves sel of the United Fruit Co. Mrs. Le vert wil.l board with his relatives in New Orleans. Mr. P. S. Johnson made a trip to Woodville to see his son, Pinck, Ji, who is doing his first year's work as manager of a plantation. Mr. John son feared that the youth would u, inconvenienced by the bank failure and would not know what to do, but as events proved, he -smelt the smoke in time, and got his money out of the bank. Mrs. Howard Raynham has conclud ed a week's visit here, returning to Mansfield Friday night. She is now employed in the office of the Mans field Enterprise, and her hutsband has a good position in a hardware store. Her brother, W. T. Binning, has re covered from recent injuries causMd by a gasoline engine, but his arm is stil:l weak. Mrs. Ruffin Barrow has rented the , sih nce of Misses HIannah and Mary Town. The high school will have' two days next week, so that Mardi Gras may be e'joyed. This time will be made up at the end of the session. The servants' quarters in the :ear of MI. R. Jackson's country residence burned last Tuesday night. Fortunate ly, the wind was blowing in a direc tion that carried the flames away from the residence and no damage was done to it. 1 , ++~++,+ +^ 4 *,4I ,,,44 ~..*4,,_: CHURCH NOTICES. 4 GRACE CHURCH. Rev. Alvin W. Skardon, Rector. Suti'ay of Purification Holy Communion, 7:30 a. m.; Sunda) School, 9:;0 a. m.; Morning Prayer and Sermon, 11 o'clock; Evening Prayer, 7:30 o'clock. Friday-Litany, 9 a. m. Tae following schedule of services will be observed during Lent: ASH WEDNESDAY Morning Prayer and Penitential Office 9:00 A. M. Vespers 5:(00) P. M. SUNDAYS Holy Communion 7:30 A. M. Morning Prayer and Sermon 11:00 A. M. Evening I'raver and Address 5:00 P. M. WEEK DAYS Monday - Matins 9:00 A. M. Vespers .... 5:00 P. M. Tuesday Matins ..... .. .. :00 A. M. Vespers 5:00 P. M. Wednesday Litany . 9:00 A. M. Vespers 5:00 P. M. Thursday Holy Communion .. .......... :00 A. M. Vespers .. 5:00 P. M. Friday- Litany... 9:00 A. M. Vespers . 5:00 P. M. Saturday- Matins 9.00 A. M. Vespers ....... 5:00 P. M. CHILDREN'S SERVICE Fridays .. 4:00 P. M. CATHOLIC CHURCH. In the Catholic Church there will hL Mass and Distribution of the ashes ;.t 8 o'clock a. m. on Wednesday, the 5th of February. During Lent, Way of the Cross ev try Friday at 4 o'clock p. m. METHODIST CHURCt. Services, morning and evening, S3nday School at usual hour. * ABSENT FRIENDS. 4 A Jacksonville, Fla., paper contains the following item of interest in the Felicianas: Mr. and Mrs. Augustus H. King have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Elizabeth An nette King, to Mr. William Fort Pipes, formerly of New Orleans, but now of Jacksonville. Mr. Pipes is a son of Mr. and Mrs. David W. Pipes lof New Orleans. Mr. William Stanley Forsythe died last Friday, at his home in Hale's Point, Tennessee, of pneumonia. His widow is Miss Lodo Haralson, of West Feliciana, and friends and rela tives here are in sympathy with her great sorrow. Her sister, Mrs. H. M. Williams, can not go to her as Hale's Point is quarantined on account of spotted fever. Mrs. Forsythe has two small children, Douglas and Katherine. Mr. Wil;am Ball and family have moved into their new dwelling which he has had built on Troy plantation. PYTHIANS GIVE SUPPER. On Tuesday night, after their reg tiar lodge meeting Bayou Sara Lodge No. 15. Knights of Pythias, gave a supper at thile Meyer Hotel, which wa. attended by about twenty members. A nice supper was served, and al; present enjoyed the affair very much. A. F. Barrow acted as toastmas ter, and ecery member present was called upon for a few remarks. F. F. Converse is slightly indispos ed. 5 or 6 doses 666 will break any case of Chills & Fever; and if taken then as a tonic the Fever will not return. Price 25c. For Sale 203-Acre (plus) Farm with Buildings, etc., and Rail road Switch. 123-Acre Farm with Build ings, etc., opposite the above place. Both fronting Woodville Railroad and wagon road eight miles from 'Court House. Residence now occupied by Max Mann. Residence now occupied by E. S. Quinn. Residence, seven rooms and Kitchen, near Bank. APPLY TO O. D. BROOKS. A MISSIONARY TEA. The ladies of Grace Church, and the older girls of the Junior Auxil iary were entertained at a"Mission ary Tea," Thursday afternoon at re Rectory. Rev. Mr. Skardon and Mrs. Skardon were assisted in receiving by Mrs. Lawrason. A large numoer of ladies were present from the towns and some from the country. Ev cry one was made delightfully wel come and put entirely at ease, so that a charming afternoon resulted. Mr. Skardon gave a pleasant and in spiring little talk. A noticeable fact he mentioned was that there were only two Episcopal churches where at every service the attendance of men exceeded that of women were Grace Church, New Orleans, and Grace Church, St.Francisville. Though a remarkable fact in itself, it had an unmistakable message for the ladies. Miss Amy Leake recited "The First Christmas Tree" adapted from Van L'yke. Other expected numbers ot an informal program were not ren dered because of absence. Refreshments, delicious and dainty, were served by Mrs. Lawrason, Miss Zellie Lawrason, Mrs. Skardon, Miss Pillett, and Mrs. Golsan, concluding a truly charming afternoon. SHERIFF'S SALE. State of Lt,uslana, Parish of West Fellciana, 24th Jud. Dist. Court. Mrs. Henrietta C. Vaughn vs. d ward E. McGehee et ale. By virtue of a Writ of Seizure and Sale to the Sheriff directed by the Honorable Court aforesaid, in the abgve entitled cause, I nave seized and will offer for sale to the high est bidder, at the front door of the Court House in the Town of St. Fran cisville, La., at the hour of 11 o'clock A. M., on Saturday, March 8, 1913, the following property of defendants, to-wit: "A certain piece or parcel of land with all the buildings and improve ments thereon, lying in the Parish of West Feliciana, La., and known as the 'Shirley' plantation, and con taining Six Hundred and Eighty (680) acres, more or less, bounded on the North by lands of Mrs. M. C. Evans; on the East by the Estate of J. N. Evans, and on the South and West by lands of A. N. McGehee." Terms of sale--Cash, with benefit of appraisement. J. H. CLACK, Sheriff. ATTENTION, TRUCK GROWERS. Dr. James Kilbourne has called a meeting of the West Feliciana Truck Growers' Association to be held at the Court House, Saturday, Feb. Sth, at 11 a. m. We cannot urge too strongly the necessity of our truck ers and farmers the necessity of get ting together and planning some con certed action concerning the planting and marketing of truck and produce. The time is already at hand for the planting of several varieties of pro duce and soon the seeds for all kinds should be in the ground. With the progress already developed by a few of our more enterprising truck ers it is not hard to forecast the re sult and benefit to the parish if all will get together and work in unison. We hope to see others fall in line and endeavor to make the dream of these pioneers a reality. WEATHER AND RIVER. The rainfall for the week amount ed to 2.29 inches. For the month of January it amounted to 7.17 inches, as compared with 16.25 inches in De cember. The government weather report yesterday morning read: "Tonight fair; somewhat colder. Frost nearly tc coast. Saturday fair. Light north erly' winds." The river gauge registered 33.5, yes terday, a rise of five feet during the past week. It is bank full here, and the low lands are beginning to fill. The crest of thq present rise has passed Cairo, where 48.8 was record ed. The stagg at Bayou Sara usual ly reached within ten feet of that at Cairo, so only about five feet more is expected here. A. M. E. CONFERENCE., The forty-eighth annual conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church of Louisiana is being held at Bethel Church, in Bayou Sara, this wedk. Bishop Connor is presiding over the deliberations of the body and has giv en the members of his race some wholesome advice. The conference is one of the largest negro organizations in the state as well as one of the oldest, and is composed of some of the lead ing negro preachers in the country. It is working for the religious, edu cational and spiritual uplift of the ne gro race. Bishop Connor, who has served as pastor and presiding elder in Mississippi and Arkansas, was ele vated to the episcopacy last May in Kansas City, Mo., and assigned lo the distrjct covering Mssisisppi' and Louisiana, and he is presiding ovcr the conference for the first time. He was given a warm reception, Dr. IA. M. Green, the oldest minister in the conference, making the address. FOR GOOD ROADS. Feeling that the future prosperity or the parish depends largely upon whether or not a system of good roads is to be built, and hoping lo reach the most feasible solution of the momentous question, Mr. W. H. Richardson, member of the police jury from the third ward, intends to take the matter up with the police jury at its next sitting. Mr. Richardson has no cut and dried formula to put before the po lice jury; rather it is his idea that the citizens of the various wards get together, and, if possible, select some plian likely to be espoused by a ma jority of the people. This would give the police jury something tangible to work on and would be an advantage of all other plans tried heretofore in which some people worked at log gerheads with the police jury. The police jury can appoint a committee to confer with the citizens' commit tee, and all possible differences could be adjusted before any actual con struction would be undertaken. Mr. Richardson's idea is a good one, and all interested parties are urged to co-operate with him in his worthy endeavor to inaugurate a bet ter systern of roads. Alex. M. Todd, of Jackson, Miss., was here and at Angola, this week, enquiring into the particulars of the death of his brother, Joe Todd, who was run over and killed by a train on the tracks of the L. R. & N. ear ly Monday morning of last week. Mr. Todd stated that his brother left home many years ago and that he had not seen him for over thirty years. He had been employed in le vee work and convict guarding dur ing all that time. ,The deceased left a small estate, and was fifty-i. o years of age. A sister, Miss Lou Todd, of Jackson, Miss., has written Sheriff Clack, asking for particulars concerning her brother's death. The surviving brother and sister are ei ployed in the Mississippi Hospital for the Insane, near Jackson. Messrs. W. T. Forrester and D. I. Norwood are enthusiastic advocates of a bridge over Bayou Sara creek. Sunday they went out to Mr. Nor wood's country place on a hunting trip. A very heavy rain fell Sun day, and when they reached the creek on the return trip they could not cross. Not wishing to spend the night in the country, they .rode down the creek to Bingen station on tne L. R.: & N., reaching there just ten nlnutes after the train for town had passed. To make a long story short, they walked the eight miles in ;he driving rain. Advices from Woodville bring Lhe news that public indignation against C. C. MacLeod, defaulting cashier of the Citizens' Bank of Woodville, was aroused to such a high pitch that Sheriff McCraine took him to the Nat chez jail, last Saturday night, for safe keeping. Sheriff McCraine telephon ed to Sheriff Clack here, Saturday night, and wanted to place MacLeod in our jail, but Mr. Clack did n )t care to run the risk of having a jail torn up any more than did the Mis sissippi sheriff, and refused to take the prisoner. It is reported that the officers went across country to Nor wood by automobiles and caught the trabli passing that place at 2:55 a. m. The party was followed for some dis tance by a crowd of angry Misslssip pians, but before the officers could be intercepted MacLeod was safe in the jail at Natchez. It seems that the temper of the people at Wood ville was such at several times that all that prevented vengeance being taken out on the defaulter was the lack of a determined Leader. Rub-My-Tizn will cure you. ABOUT MacLEOD'S SHORTAGE. The Woodville Republican contaids the following account of the circum stances attending the discovery of MacLeod's shortage: He made his confession to L. r. Ventress, president of the bank, and to J. M. Sessions, vice-president, when he was confronted with an al leged discrepancy between his books and the bank's account with the Hi bernia Bank and Trust Compahy, of New Orleans. An expert accountant is now engaged in auditing the books and the bank is closed pending his report.. Vice-president James M. Sessions went to New Orleans last week for medical treatment and Saturday morn ing called at the Hibernia Bank. He learned that the figures on Mac Leod's books did not agree with the Citizens' Bank account on the books of the Hibernia. The Citizens' Bank always kept a good balance at the Hibernia, and at this time it should have been about $2,500. Mr. Sessions was aiazed, therefore, when he was told there was an overdraft of $170. He decided to make an immediate investigation, so took the evening train and returned to Woodville. He called L. T. Ventress, president of the Citizens' Bank, into consultation, and the two went to MacLeod's house and told him what they had discov ered. MacLeod then made a full con fession, declaring that he was ready to plead guilty and take the conse quences. He stated that he first misappropriated funds of the bank during the year 1908, but that his shortage did not amount to over $10, 000 up to a few months ago, when he began to "plunge" in the cotton market in an effort to recoup his losses. But luck was against him :,nd the money went in big sums. Rub-My-Tiem will cure you. The children are faithful in prac tice to serve in the vested choir dur ing Lent. The church will furnish the vestments. This innovation will be heartily welcome, and will add greater interest to the Lenten ser vices. Maggie Jackson, a colored woman living near the Mississippi line, back of Wilhelm, shot and killed her huits band, last Friday. It seems that the ma' had a habit of beating the wo man and was reaching for the gun after having previously loaded it and threatened to shoot her, when she grabbed the gun and shot him. Par ish Coroner Taylor went up and held an inquest. He pronounced the k;ll ing to be a case of justifiablie homi cide, and Judge Golsan allowed the woman bail in the sum of $250, which she made. We wish all of our subscribers were as prompt as Steven Earles, a colored citizen of the Huckleberry Ridge neighborhood. His subscription expires Jan. 16, and some time about that date he is sure to appear with his one-fifty. Besides Steven is a clean, self-respecting man in gener al, and to repeat, is always prompt with his subscription, having been a subscriber for many years, we believe from the beginning of the paper. There are other prompt ones. Would that ALL were. A wreck of the tie t-ain operating the Woodville Branch of the Y. & M. V. R. R. Tuesday night delayed traf fic on that line about eighteen hours. 'Thd Accommodation did not go to Woodville that night and the mixed train did not come south Wednesday till 3 p. m. It was necessary to burn two cars in order to get the track clAar at that time. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Hamilton, last Saturday. INDIRECT TAXATION BY BAD ROADS. Although a "Citizen" wrote the fol lowing to the Baton Rouge New Ad vocate it is Just as timely and appro priate as written especially for this section of the country. He says: "I can't help but agree with you that it would be well to quit dis cussing good roads and get busy and get them. Iberville parish has thir ty-miles of them, Ascension is now preparing to have twenty-six, cn-. Decting Donaldsonville and Plaque mine, while the northern parishes are way ahead of us, Caddo being in the lead. "The time is ripe in all Louisiana for a more extensive construction of good roads. This state is waking up. we are inviting capital here to de velop its wonderful resources, nud wt must have something inviting to show them when they come. A pros pective buyer came here last week and was delighted with all he had read and heard and seen until he got in a carriage with the local real estate man to go look at the farm in question but going about a mile he said to turn back, he wouldn't buy property at any price on such roads. Another instance,, the prospective buyer was taken out on horseback, that being the only way to travel that direction, he said our lands seemed fertile but he wouldn't like to take chances under our road condi tions. The writer knows several farmers who harvested hay in the fall and put it away for a good mar ket. Now that they have found a ,profitable sale they cannot haul, due to bad roads, and they live only a few miles out of town. It is well known to our community for the past two seasons that hundreds of acres of cane, were lost on account of our roads. We know, too, that there are thousands of loads of wood to halt by wagons, which would give cheap er fuel, but during the winter haul ing is impossible. Drummers do not sell the goods they want to-because store-keepers in rural districts tell them they can't haul. And one could write on and on about our greatest of all draw-backs, but the thing is, we should see to it that we get good roads. A good many of us are sat i fied in making three and one-half when here we have a chance to make 50 per cent; we are willing to lose the chance? If we are not let us get the roads. After we get one and travel it even just one winter we will demand more and the more we have the more we will want and must have." CONSTABLE'S SALE. State of Louisiana, Parish of West Feliciana, First Justice Court. Dr. O. D. Brooks vs. Henry Hewlett. In obedience to a Writ of Flerl Fa cias to me directed by the Honora ble the First Justice Court in and for the Parish and State aforesald, and in the above styled suit, I have siezed and will offer for sale to the highest bidder at the front door of the Court House in the Town of St. Francjsville, Louisiana, at the hour of 11 o'clock a. m., on Saturday, March 8, 1913, the following described property, to. wit: "The undivided one-eighth interest of Henry Hewlett in Lot Number Four in Square Number Eleven in the Town of St. Pranclsville, Louisi ana." Terms of sale-Cash, with benefit o~f appraisement. W. H. WICKER, Constable. A smala blaze occurred on the rootf of Dick Veal's residence, about noon, Tuesday, and did damage to the a.mnount of $25. F. E. Farr is reported as being ill. Which Is Your Favorite Magazine? What magazine will you buy a copy the next two weeks, and we will sup. of each week or each month, if it is ply you. 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