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The True Democrat.
ELIl~E IR)OINSON I
MRS. OMAY IE.NOBINSON I" Editors
Official Journal of the Parish of
West Feliciana, the Towns of Bayou
Sara and St. Francisville, and of
the School Board.
We also own and publish the Fell
ciana Record, a weekly newspaper
for the town of Jackson, La. Ad
vertisers will do well to get joint
rates for both papers.
Entered at the Post Office at St.
rrar.cisville, La., as second class
3ubscription $1.50 a Year in Advance.
Saturday, March 15, 1913.
THE INSANITARY VS. THE UN
Dr. L. (G. Stirling, of Baton Rozge,
has ict r ck the nail on the head, not
only with reference to the dispute
i,-ht wren ('(,I Parker and Dr. Dowling,
tIt ';o ilany other matters when he
saiys: "'The learned doctor, who is
rrsp)on.ible for this report of inspec
tion s.ernis not to distinguish between
that which is insanitary and th'tt
whiih i.s merely unsightly." These
terse, words draw attention to a dis
tinction, which the sanitarians in
it.eir over-zeal for reform and per
foction do not make. Because an
object is unsightly does not prove it
to be inlsanitary. A building may be
(.ld and ugly, not ideal in any way,
blt its occupancy may not be preju
dic;al to health. Grounds may be far ;
firm affording copies of an Ita:ian
landscape and yet may afford light t
and air, if not beauty. Health ap- t
pliancmes may be antiquated but are c
not necessarily useless. A man may
get as c(lean from a bath in a wood- e
enl tub, for which he has carried the f
aater painfully from the kitchen d
stove, as he can in a porcelain bath e
wiji h(lt and cold water faucets near t1
Even from the unsightly one may t
achieve the sanitary. The trouble h
with our sanitarians is that while f
they show a highly commendable zeal c
for advancement in hygiene by all of n
the people, yet is their zeal without a
wisdom, as they show a scorn of t
ways and means. S
For has it ever occurred to the 'v- 0
er-age person that cleanliness is the s
!imost expensive of attainments. Per
fect cleanliness involves a great deal
of pork amid ideal surroundings, a
whirch also mean untold work that li
costs. My house and yard may not b
be attractive to you because it is P
dull, unpainted and disordered. But a
to l:illt and wash the one, and 1)
to put the other into perfect order s1
means work and expense to which I P
am unequal. Hence in dealing with d
all sanitary problems, the human r(
equalion and its deficiencies must te le
taken into account. di
THE BEST POLICY.
lHrniesty by the wisdom of the an- l
ie:nts has been accredited as the '
bes't policy, even if no higher motive
'n:Iirces it, and man's subsequent ex
ler.icence has seen no reason to n
clhange the rule. It also follows that
(rot !.rilely paying a debt is the best
pol!icy, but being candid and straight- "
',rrward about it when one cannot i
pay a debt is also a good policy that Si
\works out best in the end. We have le
in rond a concrete instance of this. St
A man ordered and received certain ol
work fromi this office, and though re- or
'iatudl billed for it, paid no atten- of
tion whatcver to the duns. Finally I
we drew on him through the local al
bank. He inscribed on the back of to
thie draft, "Have written," but though th
lUnle Salm's mail is reliable and the
lad .Letter Office always gives up
il.s d ad, the letter he wrote has t
novecr come to light. to
Next, when business took us to di
h:i.s town, we hleld personal commu- t
nlica r. with himn, and he promised no
to urikt- payment by a certain date.
Flhis was, be it noted, the first word sh
elicited from him after the order. We as
strongly intimated that if not paid th:
h~ha, ii would be given to a lawyera
for coilection. Six days after the
datte set, he paid.
Put has he not nullified all good fe- an
I'fects to himself in paying the debt? di
Would we ever credit him again? It lil
-seeinv to us that if he could not pay by
in the first place, he should have "
Ibeen (andid to admit the fact and in
hi:a' e asked for time. Playing the G
dodges for time has ruined his repu
tation with us. We submit the in
ride.nt for instruction's sake. Ma
('andor and straightforwardness are ma
indeecd good forms of honesty. er
READY FOR THE QUESTION? like
The complete failure of the suffra- Pre
g:sts to make a formal and orderly
Darade at Washington shows v.ry
Dpainly that the bulk of American Ne
men are not ready for the question; Tul
ncr a:re the majority of the women. ant
\When the latter are ready in each the
:tate. then suffrage will follow. Amer-. frar
ican 'yomen invariably get what they Ka
wanrt. and as fast as they want suf
frage they have gotten it.
As a suffragist of an exceedingly nov
mild and sane variety, the writer pro
tcs's against the adoption of any
thing like militancy on the part of
rs women to get the vote. The parade
at Washington was of such a nature,
::u d it is well for woman-suffrage
of that it did, if it make the sex pause
:mnd ronsider the underlying reasons
-. Ic l non-success. They may also 'ieed
ll the caultion that it is not thus that
er woman will make her best app.,al
d- for justice.
nt We have long thought that the at'f
frare question should be threshed tut
3t. en o ne argument alone, the great ar
iss gumter t of the American Revolution:
"No taxation without representation."
C'c.nsistently, vigorously, unceasingly
puslted for that reason alone, woman
suffrage would be established on the
basi, of common-sense and justice,
t. untraimeled by . considerations of
whether the women's votes would he
8o, c(r bad. That matter would set
e, tle itself, after justice was done wo
ot man's rights of property, and if the
te woman-vote proved to be no appre
ciable factor for good, at least the
e men would never be in the position
s to throw the first stone!
" HE FRIEDMANN SERUM.
at On the eve of his leaving New
se York for demonstrations in Canada,
s- DI'. Friedrich F. Friedmann's tuber
n cUosis serum received its greatest
,i.. indorsement when Dr. Max Landes
in man, head of the People's Home, in
it Second Avenue, where the first
)e American tests of the serum were
y, made, declared that the patients treat
u. ed there last Thursday are already
ifr ho'vr:g marked improvement.
In In the cases of the two men and
It the young woman who were treated
p. the night sweats have practically
e ceased, pains in the patients' chests
y have been greatly allayed, their
. coughing has nearly stopped, and the
.e fever is decreasing, according to the
n declaration of Dr. La'ndesman, back
.h ed by the nurse who has the cases
ýr under direct observation.
On his return to New York the lat
ter :art of the week, Dr. Friedmann
e hopes to treat hundreds of patients
e free. Other physicians are gathering
ii cases in readiness for him. Dr. Fried
If mann declares that it is not a cure
it all, and cannot snatch people from
,f the 'er," jaws of the grave. He con
siders it cruel for physicians to hold
r. out such hopes to patients in the last
e stag, s of consumption.
1 Dr. Dowling's reply to Col. Parker
;, appeared in print Thursday, and he
t has the advantage of the Colonel in
t being able to keep down every ap
s peaiance of temper, while his sar
t casm is subtle and penetrating. Dr.
Sl)owling maintains his right to in
r spect the state institutions and to
I point out what he regards as preju
I dicial to health. Among these h:e
reckons 3 drinking cups and one rol
e ler towel for 152 prisoners for use!
during day, when not at meals. Dr.,(
Dowling makes no attempt to mini
mize Ccl. Parker's claims of gener
al healthfulness, further than to
claim that the latter's remarks are
without substantiating statistics.
\':i:e the action of Supt. Harris
in paying the salary of high school
tVisitor-, A. C. Bernard, out of the gen- t
. El t' ducational fund is irregular, it
.will be sustained by loyal Louisian-*
tians, who resent the dictation of out
siders as to what man should be ,e
lected for the place, for notwith
standing their paying his salary, it iS
obvious that this official should be
undtr the control of the State Board
of Flucation. No man can serve two *
masters, and the General Education
al Board has made it appear t'mat
the former high school visitor was
their man, Friday.
Tl'he Tulane idea of the three varie
ties of suffragette are crude to say a
the least of it, finding only old maid4 o
disappoihted in love; young, unsophis
ticated girls persuaded into it; and
notor;ety and amnusement seekers
and social climbers. This analysis
shows a lamentable knowledge of fact .
as there are more married women
than old maids who are suffragists,
art(l a modicum only of young girls.
Sinac Sanitary Engineer O'Niell
and I)r. Sadler, who made the much
discussed prison inspection, were de- g
nied admission again to the prison I
by Capt. B. L. Barrow, in which he
was upheld by Col. Parker. Dr. Dowl- h
ing has appealed to the Attorney- t
General for a ruling on the subject. o
C.harles Brandon Booth, son of 1
Maud Ba!lington Booth, who recently
made a trip to Angola and the oth- tt
er state farms, finds conditions much
improved, and the 'prisoners treated w
like men. He says though he went, m
not as an investigator, but as a of
Who .says the carnival is over in ac
New Orleans? A club of fool-hardy N
Tulane students, having formed an or
anti-suffragist club, has challenged El
the Era Club to debate on woman suf- b
fr-age. The fur will fly when Miss
K:a;e Gordon begins on them. r
tr:uange how a friend's travels ar:e on
never so interesting as one's own.
COL. PARKER FLAYS DOWLING.
Col. C. Harrison Parker, president
of the board of control, is out in a
le..ter of defiance to Dr. Oscar Dowl
ing, ihr which is said very plainly that
it takes more brain to run Parker's
job than Dowling's. He explains :he
situa:'on of the board of control ,,s
to :laving to run the prisons on bor
rowed money, owing to flood disas
ters, but says in spite of that arid
other adverse conditions, the heaith
and death rate is less than it is out
side. Col. Parker ridicules among
other statements of the inspector that
describing the tuberculosis hospital
at Angola as not "well-constructed.
and seems to be built of inferior luni
her" when the building is of brick
with metal roof, and lower floor new
coc:erete. Dr. L. G. Stirling, prison
physician within the Walls, corrobo
rates Col. Parker's statements, as to
conditions in his province, saying:
"In conclusion, I would say that the
learned doctor who is responsible for
'his report of inspection seems not
to distinguish between that which is
insanitary and that which is merely
unsightly. Owing to the limitations
upon the finances of the penitentiary
board no effort has been made to take
any ,teps or make any changes mere
ly for the sake of appearance. How
ever, every effort possible has been
tnade to safeguard the health of tke
prisoners, with what success, an ex
amination of the health records -of
the prison will show.
"If we indulge in the none too vio
lent presumption that the object of
sanitat:on is the maintenance of sat.
isfactory health conditions, then that
object has undoubtedly been accom
plishl.,, for better health conditions
could' not be obtained anywhere.
"If, in view of these conditions
and 1. ese results obtained, we were
to accept as true the criticisms con
tained in the 'inspection,' then we
would be forced to admit that dirt
and filth were not a menace to
Despatches from time to time an
nounce that ex-Gov. Sanders has spok
en it one place or another on the
subject of good roads, and the im
pression is subtly conveyed that it
ks semi-official, or at least undertak
en as a labor for the public good,
whereas, though it may incidentally
benefit. the public, as a matter of
fact he is exploiting gravel, as a
Plaquemine is all worked' up over
he postmastership. Other towns are
:oo for that matter, but these have
tot had such ready access to the
ress. It's all up to Morgan.
When Boss Ewing brought an invi
-ation, not a request, to the Presi
lent. wonder if the latter thought of
;he old warning, "Beware of the
'reeks, bearing gifts"?
Primaries for postmaster are urg
d at Donaldsonville, Plaquemine and
.ew Roads. Is this a disposition not
o trust, or only to forestall B'rer
The Webb liquor law, prohibiting
he shipment of liquor into a prohi
rition state, was passed over Presi
lent Taft's veto.
The Lake Providence Banner-Dem
crat unkindly suggestsi that Mis Cor
on wants the job herself.
Get the "Little Ad" habit.
I have opened up the shop former
ly conducted by Mr. Rudolf Yunkes,
and will be pleased to have a share
of your wheelwright, blacksmith, or
State of Louisiana, Parish of West
Feliclana, 24th Jud. Dist. Court.
Mrs. Henrietta C. Vaughn vs. E~d
ward E. McGehee et als.
By virtue of a Writ of Seizure and
Sale to the Sheriff directed by the
hIonorable, the 24th Judicial District
Court, in the above styled suit, I
have seized and will offer for sale to
the highest bidder at the front door
of the Court House in the Town of
S:. Francisville, La., at the hour of
1! o'clock a. m., on
Saturday, April 5, 1913,
the following property, 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.
Evaas, and on the South and West
by lands of A. M. McGehee."
Terms of sale-For what it will
bring on twelve months' credit, with
goo! security and special mortgage
on the said property.
J. H. CLACK, Sherift.
l By Post.
>o- The Parcel Post rate from
a distance no greater than
he 50 miles from Baton Rouge
ror is five cents for the first
is pound and three cents for
is each additional pound or
.ry fraction of a 1poun1d.
20 Collars weigh ..1...1 lb.
of 10 Shirts .......3 to 6 lbs.
at Gentlemen's Suits.3 to 6 lbs.
m- Ladies'TailoredSuite 3 to 51bs.
Silk Dress ........1 to 3 lbs.
Overcoats ........3 to 5 lbs.
k- We will pay the return
1e postage on all Collars,
it Shirts and Dry Cleaning
k amounting to fifty cents
ly or more.
1e Remittance must he in our
hands before goods are re
PRICE DRY CLEANING.
S Coats .......... 75c
t Trousers ......... 50c
Vests .......... 25c
Overcoats ...... $1.50
- Skirts ........ $1.00
Other prices onr application.
Shirts .......... 10c
Cuffs, pair'...... 5c
Collars ........ 21/2c
NOTE - Always have sour
name and address plainly
written on package, prefix
ed by word "from."
Laundry and Dry
Cleaning Plant I
Baton Rouge, La.
"Spots Don't Come Back." '
(Louisiana Railway & Navigation Co.)
THE SHORT LINE BETWEEN
New Orleans, Baton Rouge,
Alexandria, and Shreveport.
The Comfortable Route for Passengers.
Ouickest Route for Freight.
LESS THAN CARLOAD SHIPMENTS HAN
DLED IN PACKAGE CARS IN
THE SOUTH'S CREATE81 SI
CHOOL OF BUSINESS." LE COLLEG .
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
Should be given the best training to une
pare them for success in business.
YOU Personal Instrun'tio;o. Vree Employ.
ment Department. t'omplete College
Bank. College Store and Wholesale
No mlsBepresentations to secure stu.
dents. Through the success of its
22000 formtr students. Soule College
is recognized everywhere as a Wide
Awake, Practical, Popular and Surc
GEO. SOULE & SONS.
j If t he proposition
does not ring true we
will not accept it for
41 If a "Little Ad" read
er has been misused
by an advertiser in
this department, we
want to know about
J We place this de
partment on a high
standard---and make 1
special efforts to main
FOR SALE-One 10-h. p. Alamo
Gasoline Engine, latest model 18x8
Friction Clutch Pulley. One 6 bbls.
per day capacity Cane Mill, with 2
Strike Pans. Every thing in excel
lent condition, comparatively new,
just bought. Will sell on easy terms
or cash. CAPT. J. L. ROW, Angola,
W1ANTED--To purchase ten acres;
cotton land preferred. Ad-dress Or
chard, this office.
FOR SALE-A good mule, cheap.
MRS. C. R. BARROW, Wilcox, La.
WANTED-To buy a home in West 1
Feliciana. Address E. & M., care of
The True Democrat.
FOR SALE--Well-bred stallion; e1
cheap if taken at once. W. B.
SMITH, Solitude, La. w
LOST-Bar pin, set with small dia
mond, between town and Wakefield
school house. Suitable reward for re
turn to MISS ANNIE KILBOURNE.
FOR SALE-18 shares Capital
Stock Bank of West Feliciana; 10
rhares Capital Stock Peoples Bank;
28 shares Compress stock. Apply at
FOR SALE-Single Comb White
Leghorn Eggs, 15 for 50c. Phone 22R.
MRS. S. C. COBB. 8M4t.
FOR SALE--150 bushels of Upland
rice, recleaned. Apply to DOUGLAS t
M. HAMILTON, Laurel Hill, La. 01
Indian Runner Duck eggs for sale a
at 75 cts. a dozen; pure white and
fawn strain. Apply to MRS. J. G.
PERKINS, Star Hill, La.
FOR SALE-Beautiful fall grown
Irish potatoes. I plant nothing buit
home grown seed and find them
equal to northern seed. Price, 85
cents per bushel. R. E. THOMP- b.
SON, Wilson, La. kil
FOR SALE-Spark's Earliana To
inato Plants ready to set in cold ,.
frame, $1.25 per thousand; Eggs for inc
hatching, Barred Rock, $1.00 for 15. ,
A. HADDEN, St. Francisville, La. ,
FOR SALE-Indian runner duck eggsa f
seventy cents a dozen; ducks pure gin
strain, white and faun color; white ceI
tggs. Mrs. C. F. Ratcliff, Zachary, La.
FOR SALE-Grade Hereford Cattle, C
Lespedeza Hay and Seed.
EDWARD BUTLER, -
St. Francisvlle, La.
COLONIST ONEWAY FARES
h And Connections.
e Tickets on sale March 15
to April 15, Inc.
Ask T. & P. Agents, or
-jOGEO. D. HUNTER, G.P.A
s A. D. BELL, Asst. G.P.A,,
Nancy Hall Sweet potatoes, $1 per
New Era Peas, $2 per bushel.
Soy Beans, $2 per bushel.
White Peas, $2 per bushel.
Cow Peas, $1.75 per bushel.
Strawberry colored Corn, $3 per
t bushel; 7' pound barrel in shucks
Hastings Prolific Corn, $2.50 per
bushel; 75-pound barrel in shucks,
All seeds first class. Corn ears
well filled at tips and butts. At least
80 per cent of the stalks will have
N. H. BARROW,
Fine Missouri Mules
I have just received a
carload of fine Missouri
Mules, and would like to
talk business with any
one needing good work
Iy ongineering company selling all
kiiuls of machinery and building eIce,
Light and Power Plants. Gins, Saw
Mills, Highway Bridges, etc., an on
e-rgetic young man to look after bus
inss in the Feliciana parishes. Pref
,'c-ncF will be given young man now
elp!oyed, who is able to give small
cash bond and who wishes to become
a ftirst-class structural mechanical en
gincer. In answering, give present oc
clpation, age and references.
CUNNINGAM ENGINEERING CO.,
Get the "Little Ad" habit.