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Miss Eva Daniel came home for
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Crump spent
last week-end at Troy.
Miss Amy Leake came home from
L. S. U. for Thanksgiving.
Attorney J. M. Quintero of New Or
leans was here Wednesday.
Mrs. Ben Leopold returned Thurs
day night from her trip.
Miss May Young was a Thanksgiving
guest of Miss Lillian Daniel.
Miss Ladye Quinn spent the week
end with a friend in Zachary.
Miss Sadie Clack spent the week-end
at her home, near Plettenburg.
Mr. Steve Cockerham of L. S. U. is
a guest at the Parker Stock Farm.
Mr. Frank Bacot is spending the
week-end at his home in Baton Rouge.
Mr. Milliken of L. S. U. was guest
of Claude Daniel for Thanksgiving.
J. P. Bowman is reported to be quite
ill at his home, Rosedown plantation.
C. V. Porter, Jr., of Baton Rouge,
was here on legal business, Wednesday.
Mr. R. S. Towles went to Baton
Rouge to see Mr. B. L. Barrow, Friday
Judge Lawrason and Mr. Chas.
Munson spent Monday in Baton Rouge,
attending court.
Mrs. Shelby Reid and Miss Mary
Folkes came home to Fairview for
Miss Belle Brandon is visiting at
her aunt's, Mrs. A. S. Brandon's, 4501
Perrier, New Orleans.
Mrs. Ben Leopold has been on' a
visit to relatives in New Orleans and
Berwick, since last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson Reed and
little son, Charles, spent a few days
in Baton Rouge this week.
Mrs. Ab Munson concluded on Sun
day a stay of several weeks at Belle
Monte with Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Munson.
Mr. Warren L. Matthews of New
Orleans is visiting his sister, Mrs.
Riggs, for the Thanksgiving week-end.
Graham Tempel and Jim Frier are
two of the "home boys" who returned
to spend Thanksgiving with relatives.
Messrs. Sam and Wm. Butler and
G. M. Lester went to New Orleans for
the Tulane-L. S. U. game on Thanks
Miss Lillian Daniel, and Miss Ella
Lee Daniel and her brother Claude are
at home for the Thanksgiving week
Mrs. Pinckney Johnson and Miss
Helen Johnson were in town for the
day last Friday, guests of Mrs. S. L.
Mr. Sam Rosenthal has returned
finally from his lengthy stay in New
Orleans while taking care of the
Burgas store in that city.
Miss Martha Fort and Cadet Willie
Fort are at home for the week on
account of the death of their grand
mother, Mrs. Jas. P. Bowman.
Misses Sarah and Margaret Brandon
will spend the week-end with their
cousins, Stevenson and Charles Reed,
Jr. The little folks will ride down to
Plettenberg together Friday afternoon
from school.
Mrs. Sadie Maguire returned early
last week from her trip to Brown's
Well and New Orleans. Friends are
pleased to know that her sister, Mrs.
Hunter Leake, was benefited by the
trip to the Well.
Mrs. Morris Burgas, while here, re
lated that her young daughter, Miss
Beate, made commendable progress in
speaking German while in Berlin all
summer, and during their stay took
the leading part in a children's dra
matic performance. Beate found the
language a tongue-twister, and after an
animated talk would say: "Stop, let
me rest my tongue!" Wise little
woman, that! Her example of resting
her tongue is commended to others. C
Those from a distance attending t
Mrs. Bowman's funeral were Mr. C. J.
Barrow and daughter, Mrs. Mays, of
Baton Rouge; Mr. and Mrs. Wilson
Rumble of Natchez; Mr. Geo. K. Shot
well of New Orleans and his daughter, r
Mrs. Shipp and child; Mr. Herman G.
Barrow of New Orleans. Those from
other parts of the parish were Mr.
Henry Stewart, Miss Loulse Stewart, i
Mrs. J. S. McGehee, Mr. Chas. Argue, ,
Dr. C. F. Howell from Laurel Hill;
Mr. and Mrs. B. I. Barrow and N. H.
Barrow, Weyanoke, besides many
Mr. Bob Daniel's birthday last Sun
day was happily celebrated by a sur
prise dinner party, composed of his
mother and father, Mr. Monroe Daniel,
and the tmnrediate family from Elm
Park and its neighborhood. They
brought the dinner with them-a sump -
tuous one-and a merry time ensued.
Leonard Riggs entertained on the T
afternoon of Thanksgiving in honor of
his ninth birthday. Nine friends of
his own age had been bidden to the ti
festivities, which were all suggestive T
of the day. There was a furkey hunt,
little Miss Frances Irvine winning the 11
prize. The decorations were of turkeys
applied on crepe paper interspersed T
with Thanksgiving fruits. Leonard,
who has a talent for drawing, drew
the turkeys himself. Pleasing refresh- A
ments were served.
Absent Friends
>r At the next meeting of the Louisiana a
Historical Society W. O. Hart will pre- I
it sent to the association the August o
number of the Illinois Central Maga- ti
n zine, containing an article by the be
loved Confederate chaplain, Rev. A. a
r- Gordon Bakewell, giving an account a
of how he was arrested and threatened a
3- with execution as a spy in 1862, while b,
he was in Georgia, and was only saved li
g by the timely arrival of Judah P. fl
Benjamin. The article is illustrated ci
ý- with pictures of Dr. Bakewell in his cl
house and in his pulpit, and of other o0
d parts of the church, and is an interest- al
ing contribution to the part Louisiana tl
8 played in the Confederacy. bo
Rev. R. R. Clalborne and Mrs. Clai- b'
borne of Marietta, Ga., have been m
t guests of Dr. and Mrs. Thos. Spec is
Jones of Baton Rouge. Mr. Clalborne oi
preached in St. James' Episcopal rE
church, there, last Sunday. His former ri
parishioners at Grace Church would si
have been glad to have had him and CC
Mrs. Claiborne extend their visit to ti]
St. Francisville. ec
Mrs. Henry Dixon of Henderson, Ky..
announces the engagement of her
daughter, Irene, to Mr. Hugh Justus re
Smith, of Atlanta, Georgia. The date
of the marriage will be announced
later. Miss Dixon will be the guest
of Mrs. A. H. MtUmford for the Christ- Fi
mas holidays, when her friends will
have an opportunity of expressing p
their good wishes in person. in
Mr. J. E. Smitherman of Shreveport dc
I is improving after being in a danger- De
ous condition from typhoid fever for nc
several weeks past.
Dr. L. G. Stirling, who has been crit
ically ill of typhoid, is now reported
as doing as well as could be expected.
The latest bulletin of Capt. Bennett ar
L. Barrow's condition is that he is Ti
somewhat better.
Mr. and Mrs. John Borg of Bogalusa w
have a daughter.
Church Notices M
Rev. Alvin W. Skardon, Rector. ini
Advent Sunday- cl
Holy Communion, 7:30 a. m. ag
Sunday School, 9:30 a. m. . th
Holy Communion and Sermon, 11 Sc
o'clock a. m. tel
Monday, St. Aiddrew's Day- TI
Holy Communion, 10 o'clock a. m. ro
Friday- M:
Litany, 10 o'clock a. m. Bc
-- Jei
Rev. J. B. Fulton.
1st Sunday, St. Francisville. 11 a. m. ve
and 8 p. m. eti
2nd Sunday, Star Hill 11 a. m., and ou:
St. Francieville 8 p. m. he
3rd Sunday, Wilhelm 11 a. m, and to
St. Francisville 8 p. m. no
4th Sunday, New Hope 11 a. m., and esi
St. Francisville 8 p. m.
Sunday School every Sunday morn
ing at 9:45. ho
Miss Quinn offered a prize in a mul- wa
tiplication-table contest among her ce
pupils. John Brooks won the prize,
with Wilmer Rogers a close second.
A teacher, who encourages the acquisi- a
tion of such knowledge as perfection Th
in the multiplication table, deserves a
prize herself.
The boys' class in physical training Th
began Wednesday afternoon. we
Prizes were won at State Fair as
follows: Canned peaches, prize 50 cts.;
cotton patch, 75c;darned stocking, 75c;
corset cover, 50; night gown, 75c; 1
tailored skirt, $1.25; tailored shirt- the
waise, $1.00. Girls who did this work vet
were: Cotton patching, Fannie Ard bei
and Emma Brasseaux; darned stock- bel
ing, Hattie Butler; corset cover, Leon pei
Doherty; night gown, Thelma Graves; jell
tailored' skirt, Lucille Daniel; tailored de.
shirtwaist, Leon Doherty; house dress, kni
Hattie Butler; canned peaches, Cook- ses
ing Class. The awards from the two off
fairs amounted to $23.25 and the be
money will be used to buy a sink and kn
oil stove for the school kitchen, se.
Mr. Bob Daniel has completed the que
silo at Parker Stock Farm, and is feed- bot
ing sixty steers for the market. Last tob
week, ten Berkshire hogs were shipped out
from the Farm to Mr. Oscar Schneidau woJ
at La Branche. The shipment of cane Gel
to the Godchaux Refinery has been Po0
completed. After three attempts, the ser
well on the h6g farm has been com ser
pleted. qt.
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To the officers and members, Bayou Boi
Sara Lodge No. 15, K. of P: file
You are earnestly requested to at- ser
tend the annual election of officers, ser
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1914. woe
J. E. ROBB, C. C. I
H. A. WEIS, K. R. S. the
To the officers and members, Insurance be
Department, Knights of Pythias: woi
Election of officers, Tuesday, Dec. 1. A
A full attendance is requested. crei
W. B. SMITH, Secretary, ul
State Bank Examiner Young was
f here Wednesday conferring with the
officers and directors of the Farmers
ia & Merchants Bank, as were also
e- Messrs. Joe Gottlieb and H. H. Howell
Bt of Baton Rouge, who are interested in
a- the re-opening of that institution.
8- Mr. Young was shown evidence that
L a very large majority of the depositors
It and creditors of the bank were willing
d and anxious that the affairs of the
e bank be taken out of the hands of the
d liquidator and turned over to the of
. ficers and directors. Mr. Young was
d convinced of the sincerity of these
8 claims, but wanted a guarantee, in
r order to protect himself, that there
t- are no depositors or creditors other
a than those shown on the books of the 1
bank. This is something that cannot
I be attended to on short notice, but the
matter is being looked into, and there
is a possibility of getting the affairs
e of the bank in such shape that it can i
1 re-open at almost any date. At any
r rate, it is not thought that this occa
sion will be postponed beyond the
coming of the new year, as by that
D time the liquidation will have progress- I
ed so far that the claims of the de
pgsitors may be met in full, and the I
other assets turned over to the di
r rectors.
The liquidator of the affairs of the
Feliciana Bank & Trust Company is
preparing to pay a dividend to the de
positors and preferred creditors of that
institution. It is thought this will be
done some time about the middle of
December. This first dividend will
r not exceed ten per cent.
Sheriff Y. F. White of Marion, Ind.,
arrived here Saturday afternoon, and
left on the following day with E. E.
Trowbridge who was arrested here
last week upon the request of Sheriff
White. Mr. Trodbridge is charged
with issuing fraudulent drafts and
Miss R. N. Billings, who succeeded
Miss Kelly as state demonstrator in
Home Economics, will be the guest of
Mrs. Willis Daniel for the Thanksgiv
ing week-end. Miss Billings was a
classmate of Mrs. Daniel, eight ypars
ago in Wisconsin, and their reunion is
the second since Miss Billings came
South. In her honor, Mrs. Daniel en
tertained a large family party on
Thanksgiving Day: Mr. and Mrs. Mon
roe Daniel, Mr. and Mrs. Wadsworth,
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Maryman, Mr.
Bob Daniel and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Jesse Daniel. Mr. John M. Parker Jr.
and Mr. Jim Daniel were also present.
It has been decided to sew for the
veterans at Mrs. Ben Leopold's, in
stead of at the schoolhouse as previ
ously announced. All who want to
help in the sewing, are invited to come
to Mrs. Leopold's Wednesday after
noon at two o'clock. Every one inter
ested in this work is welcome.
The ladies of the A. D. Thoms house -
hold were very much frightened, Thurs
day night about 8:30 o'clock by the
efforts of some unknown person to
break into the house. The intruder
was frightened away before he suc
ceeded in effecting an entrance.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellason Barrow have
a son, born in the early hours of
Thanksgiving. a
There was no exhibition of Movies r
Thursday night on account of the
weather and the death of Mrs. Langlois. a
The annual collection of articles for
the brightening of the Christmas of the
veterans at the Soldiers' Home must
begin. t~he usual donations from mem
bers of the U. D. C. and others, of non,
perishable dainties such as preserves,
jelly, pickles, wines, nuts, etc., are
desired. Or if more convenient, pocket
knives, tobacco, or clothing may be
sent. Articles will be received at this
office up to Dec. 5, when shipment will
be made. All donations will be ao.
knowledged in these columns. Begin
sending in contributions early.
Received to date: Miss Mary Town,
quart of preserves; Mrs. W. 8. Bliss,
bottle of catsup; Mrs. Ben Leopold,
tobacco; Mrs. J. F. Irvine, 10 yds of w
outing; Mrs. Elrie Robinson, $1.00
worth of outing; Mrs. Burruss Mc
Gehee, 20 yards of outing; Mrs. Sidney
Powell, 1 qt. chow chow, 1 qt. of pre
serves; Mrs. R. Pillet, 1A qts. pre
serves, 1 pt. jelly; Mrs. J. R. Matthews,
qt. of preserves; Mrs. O. D. Brooks, qt. tt
of preserves; Mrs. S. A. Frier, qt. of w
preserves, 2 glasses of jelly; Mrs . E. J.
Barrow, qt. of preserves; Mrs. Jas. P.
Bowman, qt. preserves, 2 bottles gumbo
file; Mrs. S. T. Allain, 2 qts. of pre- a
serves: Mrs. A. Turner, 2 qts. pre- te
serves; Mrs. A. II. Mumford, $1.00 tb
worth of outing. fr
Those intending to contribute to til
these boxes will do well to send in gt
their donations at once, as boxes must at
be shipped not later than Dec. 5. This in
worthy custom of ours must not lapse. a
As the infirmities of the veterans in- b
crease, so should our loving and help- th
fai attentions to them. .
a Mrs. Jas. P. Bowman died at the
e family home, Rosedown plantation, at
a half past three Monday morning, Nov.
o 23, aged 83 years. She contracted a
l severe cold, on Thursday, from which
pa pneumonia developed, Sunday, and the
inroads of this disease were so heavy,
t upon a system already weakened by
s her advanced age, that the end came
3 rapidly. The funeral services took
s place at Grace Church and Cemetery,
9 at half past eleven o'clock Tuesday
morning, and were attended by an
B immense concourse of people from
a the vicinity and remoter parts of the
i parish, evidencing the universal re
3 spect and esteem felt for her and her
r family, which is one of the oldest in
a the parish, prominently and honorably
t connected with its history. To do
i honor to Mr. Bowman, who has been
) for over thirty years the president of
! the parish School Board, the high
t school was closed during the funeral
hour and the pupils attended the
- obsequies.
i Although Mrs. Bowman had not left
t the confines of her own beautiful
home--Rosedown plantation-in many
" years, hers was no inactive and un
i sympathetic existence. Her life was
a busy one, and her sympathies were
as broad as her intelligence, which
had been ripened by culture and ex
perience. She took a profound interest
in the world's doings, and no one, who
met her, but was impressed with the
qualities of her brilliant mind undim
med by age, her warm heart, her gra
cious personality, combining the dig
nity of a queen with the charm of a
soul of kindliness and hospitality. She
was the ;only daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Daniel Turnbull, among the old
est and wealthiest of the early resi
dents of West Feliciana. It was they,
who built the grand old house at Rose
down, seventy-nine years ago, planted
its rare and beautiful trees, laid out
the grounds rich with rosegarden and
banks of flowering shrubbery, started
the wonderful avenue of live oaks-the
longest of its kind in the world-and
lived to see the place a paradise of
beauty and joy.Amid such surroundings
was Sarah Turnbull reared. " Nothing
that wealth could provide to improve
her mind and person was spared in
education and travel at home and
abroad, to mould her into a noble,
lovely woman. She was a famous belle
and beauty, and in one of Ik Marvel's
books she is referred to as "the beau
tiful Miss T- whom I met at Rome."
She married Mr. Jas. P. Bowman,
son of the Rev. William Bowman, the
first rector of Grace Church and the
first Episcopal minister that came to
this section. The couple have con
tinued to reside at Rosedown through
all the years of their married life,
bringing up a large family of daughters
and two sons. Of these six survive,
Mrs. W. J. Fort, Misses Sarah, Corrie,
Nina and Bella Bowman and Mr. Jas.
P. Bowman Jr. all of West Feliclana.
The cares and sorrows incident to
bringing up a large family, the vicissi
tudes of war and of later times, have
all been met and borne by the noble
chatelaine of Rosedown with a Spartan
courage and a supreme faith in God.
She had the reverential love ofh her
children and grandchildren, and the
devotion of the husband of hey youth,
spending her last years in an atmos
phere of almost ideal love and peace
among the idyllic scenes of her old
home, and when for the last time she
passed along the avenue and out of
the gates, having laid down its keys
as mistress forever, it was as of one
going, not merely to well-earned
repose beside her loved parents and
the children that went before her, but
as of one going forth to receive t
Mrs. L. J. Davis and Miss Lulle
Davis returned Tuesday night from
New Orleans, where they spent several
Mrs. Robert Barrow and the Misses
Taylor have become members of the
Wakefield Improvement League.
The school fair has been indefinitely
Mrs. S. T'. Allain and daughter, Miss
Helen, have left their summer home at
Wakefield, and have gone to New
Orleans for the winter.
Mr. John Stirling spent Thanksgiv-I
ing at home.
Misses Mel Leake and Emma Clack
were visitors in Wakefield, Sunday.
Mr. W. L. Stirling and Mr. Chas.
Argue attended the funeral of Mrs.
J. P. Bowman, Tuesday.
Mrs. Matt Gilmore visited the school
last Friday.
Mrs. Pinckney Johnson has bought
the old McKowen place in the ninth
ward, a desirable piece of property
adjoining the Johnson place.
A good rule for a girl to follow-a ii
sane, safe guide to live by in the mat.
ter of love-is to resolutely decline to l
think a man means anything more than tl
friendship by his attentions to you un- A
til he tells you in unmistakable lan- b
guage that he does love you. This a
attitude will make a girl more charm
ing in a maini's eyes, for there is no a
greater check to a man's love than to o
behold his attentions accepted as some Ib
thing signifcant before he himself is
sure of his real feeling
A gloom was cast over Thanksgiving
Day, when it was known in the early
morning, that Mrs. J. A. Langlois had
died the previous midnight, after an
illness, which developed Sunday but
did not become serious until Wednes- a
day evening, very few friends even
knowing of her condition. The funeral, C
held at two o'clock Thursday after
noon, amidst pouring rain added great
er gloom, although a large number
braved the weather to pay this last e
tribute of respect to one, of whom it
can be truly said:
"None knew her but to love her
None named her but to praise."
Elizabeth Lynball Sweetman Lang- .
lois was the daughter of Jasper N.
Sweetman, and wife of J. Aubin 1e
Langlois, and through the short years
of her life-twenty-five years, ten
months and five days-was a resident A
of Bayou Sara. The True Democrat
has chronicled every event of her
life except her birth:-the simple an
nals of her schooldays, her confirma- b
tion, her graduation from high school,
her engagement, her happy marriage,
the birth of her two children, and
now in writing "finis" to her earthly
career, we can feel that no rounder
fuller, though all too short life, has
been presented to contemplation.
Of a bright, sunny disposition, a
warm kindly influence emanated from
her very presence. As a young girl, lb
she mothered all the younger children
at school and Sunday School. All of
them loved her and looked up to her
as a leader. She was a dutiful daugh- b.
ter, a loving sister, and a kind, tender W
grand-daughter to Mrs. Elizabeth
White, the only mother she ever knew,
her own mother having passed away
in the beauty of her young womanhood
even as "Lizzie" has done. The home t
brightened by her as wife, mother,
daughter is inexpressibly bereft. Who O0
can fitly speak comfort to that aged Ce
grand-mother, devoted husband, and
little ones, that miss her love and at
tender care? th
The next examination for white to
teachers will be held on Nov. 30 and
Dec. 1 and 2. The dates set for the by
examination of colored teachers are co
Dec. 3, 4 and 5.
Thanksgiving service at Grace Church
was poorly attended on account of the
inclement weather. The special offer- co
ing for the Episcopal Home, made by la:
the Sunday School pupils, was sweet as
potatoes and condensed milk. he
Postmaster Leake desires to inform
the public that the postoffice in St.
Francieville will be open from 7:30 to a
8:30 a. m. on Sundays and hblidays. wl
"'Twas only an acorn small of
Dropped from the teeming mold;
But it grew, a forest giant tall,
Ere the story of its life was told.
"'Twas only a little word,
Spoken to hush a strife;
But a heart to all its depths it stirred,
And saved a brother's life.
"'Twas only a little thought,
Traced by a dreamer's pen;
But its burning words a lesson taught
That moved the souls of men.
"'Twas only a little Child,
Born in a lowly place;
But He grew to manhood undefiled,
And taught the human race."
DECEASED. No. 120.
State of Louisiana, Parish of West
Feliciana, 24th Judicial District
Notice of Filing of Final Account To
Notice is hereby given to all whom
Lt doth or may concern, to show cause
within ten days from the present noti
Ication, if any they have or can, why
the Final Account of Kemp C. Smith, 1
Administrator, filed herein, should not
be approved and homologated and
nade the judgment of the Court.
Witness the Honorable Joe. L. ol-W
ian, Judge of the 24th Judicial Distrlet
,f Louisiana, this 27th day of Novem
ber, 1914.
Clerk of said Court,
A debt of fully eight thousand dollars
remains to be paid on our Arlington
Monument. The Convention decided
to assume this debt which we owe the
artist, Sir Moses Ezekiel. We have
our beautiful monument complete and
unveiled, and we, as Daughters of the
Confederacy, will pay what we owe.
One dollar's worth of our lovely Christ.
mas Seals distributed in small lots to
every member of your Chapter to be
sold at one-half cent each, will yield,
if sold, ten dollars. If every Chapter
in our great organization would buy
one dollar's worth and do this, It would
give us the phenomenal sum of over
fifteen thousand dollars, more than
enough to pay the debt on Arlington,
leaving a surplus which could go to
Christmas is our time for sowing.
Ask every one to use Seals instead of
ribbon. "The Red Cross Seals for
duty, the ,onfederate Seals for beauty,"
-the one on the outside wrapping of
brown paper bundles, the other on the
inside wrapping of white tissue dainti
ness. Buy your Seals and let us pay
our debt in this way. They can be
procured from your State President,
U. D., C.
1. Purciae one of the guaranteqd
lines of hosiery. No one can make
poor hose last long.
2. Wash out the feet of new hIte
before wearing. This inreses the
wearing quality of the foot.
8. Stitch around the top of each
stocking on the machine, to prevent
4. Buy six pairs or so at a time, and
then rotate them in use.
5. Do not wear one pair longer than
one or two days. Two pairs of fifty
cent hosiery have been known to last
through a whole season's tramping
abroad, without wearing out, because
they were worn only one day, and then
laundered by hand. Perspiration, more
than anything else, causes the threads
to break.
6. If possible, launder your hosiery
by hand, in warm water, rinsing out in
cold, hard water.
7. Remove at once any protruding
tacks in the shoe.
Eider Henry Hewlett, the well-known
colored pastor, has raised some of the
largest and finest peanuts we ever
saw. He did not plant a large crop
"The secret of success In life is for
a man to be ready for opportunity
when it comes."-Dlsraelf.
"It is the hatred of narrow minds for
liberal ideas that fetters the march
of progress."-Victor Hugo.
Just Received
George Rettig.
Will be in -effect via
And to points In
When Planning Your Holiday Trip
Consult T. & P. Ry. Agts. or write
A. D. BELL, 0a0. D. HUNTER,
Aat. Gen. Pass. Agt. Gem. Pase. Agt.
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