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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
Miss Mamie Butler has returned
Ifi ;: her pleasant trip to New Or
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
.\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
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,,_:
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:
Morning Prayer and Penitential
Office 9:00 A. M.
Vespers 5:(00) P. M.
Holy Communion 7:30 A. M.
Morning Prayer and Sermon 11:00 A. M.
Evening I'raver and Address 5:00 P. M.
Monday -
Matins 9:00 A. M.
Vespers .... 5:00 P. M.
Matins ..... .. .. :00 A. M.
Vespers 5:00 P. M.
Litany . 9:00 A. M.
Vespers 5:00 P. M.
Holy Communion .. .......... :00 A. M.
Vespers .. 5:00 P. M.
Litany... 9:00 A. M.
Vespers . 5:00 P. M.
Matins 9.00 A. M.
Vespers ....... 5:00 P. M.
Fridays .. 4:00 P. M.
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.
Services, morning and evening,
S3nday School at usual hour.
A Jacksonville, Fla., paper contains
the following item of interest in the
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.
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
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
Residence now occupied by
Max Mann.
Residence now occupied by
E. S. Quinn.
Residence, seven rooms and
Kitchen, near Bank.
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.
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,
"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.
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.
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
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.
The forty-eighth annual conference
of the African Methodist Episcopal
Church of Louisiana is being held at
Bethel Church, in Bayou Sara, this
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
"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."
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.
"The undivided one-eighth interest
of Henry Hewlett in Lot Number
Four in Square Number Eleven in
the Town of St. Pranclsville, Louisi
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.
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