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The True Democrat.
Vol. XXIII St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish La., Saturday, December 12, 1914. No. 46
Of local interest is the judgment ren
dered by Judge Brunot in the district
court of East Baton Rouge on Monday,
dismissing the suit of the Armour com
pany against the Louisiana National
Bank and with it the call in warranty
made by the Louisiana National against
the Whitney Central Bank of New
This suit grew out of the failure of
the Feliciana Bank and Trust Com
pany in 1913. Six checks drawn on
the West Feliciana bank were deposit
ed by the Armour Company at the
Louisiana National and forwarded by
that bank for collection to the Whitney
Central Bank, which in turn forwarded
them to the payee bank at St. Francis
ville, there being only one bank ate
that place. The evidence showed that
the checks were marked paid by the
West Feliciana bank, and exchange
drawn for their payment, but the ex
change was never mailed, the bank
examiner taking charge about that
The Armour Company brought suit
to hold the Louisiana National, charg
ing that it was responsible that the
checks were not paid. The Louisiana
National called its collection agent, the
Whitney Central, in warranty.
In his oral reasons for dismissing the
suit, Judge Brunot said that the weight
of opinion did not favor the contention
made by the plaintiffs that it was neg
ligence to send the checks to the payee
bank for collection in case there was
only one bank in the place; that this
custom was generally followed, and
that both the Louisiana National and
the Whitney Central had been duly
diligent in forwarding the checks.
Suspicious wives might apply this
test to their husbands, when they come
home late from the lodge:
Betty Botter bought'some butter.
But she said: "This butter's bitter;
If I put it in my batter,
It will make my batter bitter.
But a bit of better butter
Will but make my batter better,"
So she bought a bit o' butter
Better than the bitter butter,
And made her bitter batter better.
So 'twas Betty Botter
Bought a bit of better butter.
A good way to have all the friends
you need is not to need any.
Pittsburg Coal
and Cord Wood of
. all kinds delivered
on short notice......
A Phone 19. Bayou Sara, La.
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Best Line of Candy
In Town
We now have one of the best assorted stocks of
candy ever shown in this town. The variety
is great enough to suit the taste of the most
fastidious. Use candy as a peace-maker.
The Royal Pharmacy.
Jacobs Candies
Made Last Night.
West Feliciana's United Daughters
of the Confederacy do not forget the
old soldiers at Camp Nicholls, the Lou
isiana home for the needy servivors of
the Lost Cause. It is the custom of
this unforgetting band, with the as
sistance among their neighbors of
other noble and kindly women, to
send large boxes of all kinds of jellies,
preserves, pickles and home-made
wines for the refection of the veterans
at Christmas-time.
This year despite the complaint of
hard times, the donation has been a
large and useful one: two boxes being
filled with delicious edibles, and an
other with the clothing made last week.
For complete list of donors and dona
tions see local page.
(Rayville Democrat.)
Last winter, in a period of rashness I
and inconceivable folly, we took a few
dancing lessons. We learned the tango,
the one-step and the hesitation, with
all the dips, drags, grapevines and lame
ducks thereunto appertaining and in
such case made and provided. We I
thought we had Terpsichore lashed to
the rudder of a Zeppelin. As we glided
about the hall or riccocheted from
divan to davenport, just missing the I
piano lamp in our mad flights through
some friendly parlor, we used to feel
sorry .for Mr. and Mrs. Castle. We
were the dancing demon of the day.
We were. But last night we happened
to drop in on some friends, whose vic
trola, as we entered, was tearing qff
"By the Sea, by the Beautiful Sea."
We shall forever hate the tune for it
is inextricably 'intermingled with the
wreck of our fondest conceit. We learn
ed last night that we can't dance. No
more than a rabbit, we can't dance.
There was a young fellow in that parlor
who had brought with him, from the
city, a slew of new steps and motions
and gestures and poses and by the time
we got there he had taught the young
ladies such delicatessens as the "half
and half," "the fox trot," "the silo
slip" and the "Ford Flop" or something
like that. Why, we didn't even know
the holds any more. Everything we
did was passe or Ainse or Przemsyl.
We were Major-General Dub. Last
year if you didn't hesitate, well you
needn't come around. This year if
you hesitate you are lost and no re
ward offered.
In the Times-Picayune of Sunday is
an account by Chas. T. Tooraen Jr, of
the capture by the German ship Katfle
ruhe of the steamship Vandyck, on
which he was returning to the United
States. In part, the story runs as
"We were six days out of Rio," said
Mr. Tooraen, "seventy-five miles south
of the equator and 359 miles out from
Para, a Brazilian city, situated near
the mouth of the Amazon river.
"About 10 o'clock in the morning we
sighted a column of smoke off the
southeast and this, we finally made
out with the aid of glasses, was a war
ship coming down on us at full speed.
In half an hour or so the ship was
within signaling distance, and it flag
ged us orders to shut off our engines.
"Capt. Cadogan, in command of the
Vandyck, realizing the hopelessness of
making a getaway from a vessel which
had shown the speed of the stranger,
obeyed orders immediately and we
waited until the warship came up. It
proved to be the German cruiser Karis
ruhe, one of the fastest German cruis
ers now operating in the Atlantic. The
Karlsruhe, as we afterward learned, is
simply intended for the destruction of
merchant ships of the allies, and there
fore carried only light guns-five inches
being the measurement of its largest
"Boats were put off from the Karls
ruhe and in a few minutes our captain
and crew surrendered the Vandyck,
and she was manned by Germans.
While at first a few of our passengers
had become alarmed when it became
known that a German warship had
spotted us, the polished behavior and
courtesy of tk1 German officers and
tars who came aboard soon convinced
us that we had nothing to fear. There
was not a shot fired.
"Officers of the Karlsruhe soon had
everything straightened out, and thPb.
they all took tea with the passengers
of the Vandyck.
"Not a passenger was searched. The
German officers took charge of the
ship's money and the cabin, compelled
the officers and crew of the boat to
sign an agreement that they would not
take up arms against Germany during
this war, and before 2 o'clock we were
steaming along in the wake of the
Karlsruhe, under orders.
"It was not long before we came in
sight of a fleet of five ships and these
proved to be five merchant vessels
which had fallen prey to the Karlsruhe
during the preceding week. One of
these ships was the Asuncion, and
when the Vandyck drew up among the
fleet we were notified that we would be
transferred to the Asuncion. The work
of transferring our passengers and
baggage began, many of the Vandyck's
passengers' baggage suffering on ac
count of the leaky lifeboats which
were lowered from the Lamport and
Holt boat.
"The Asuncion was crowded with
many persons who had been passen
gers on the other boats captured. After
we had been put aboard the freighter,
along with the crews of the other
boats which had been captured, the
Karlsruhe moved off, after giving or
ders to the commander of the Asun
cion to sail slowly about in that vi
cinity for several days, in order to
give the Karlsruhe plenty of time to
get away.
"The Asuncion sailed aimlessly about
for six days. During this time there
were a few quarrels between the
English crews of the vessels which had
been captured and the officers in
charge of the Asuncion. The Germans
were firm, but they showed in their
every act that they had no hard feel
ings against the English sailors. A few
English stewards grew disorderly, and
it became necessary for the German
officers to resort to force. Then the
English stokers went on a strike, but
when they were convinced that some
one would be hurt if they mutinied,
the strike was settled.
"While provisions were somewhat
scanty on board the Asuncion, they
were as good as could be expected
under the conditions. The cabins of
the ship were turned over to the
women, while the men slept on the
lower decks and in the corridors.
"Ninety per cent of the passengers
who had been on the Vandyck were
Americans, and we did our best to pass
our time on the Asuncion happily. On
the sixth day after the Karlsruhe left
us we were landed at Para, Brazil. This
was on Nov. 1. On Nov. 8 most of the
Americans who had been delayed by
capture of the ships on which they
were traveling left on the Lloyd-Bra
bilino Line steamship Sao Paulo. A
few English passengers remained at
Para, intending to await the coming of
an English passenger ship.
"Conditions on the Sao Paulo also
were crowded, but none of us minded
it at all, we were so glad to be on our
way home. When we reached Barbados
the English authorities came aboard
and arrested one of our passengers, a
German-American, as a spy. This man
-I cannot remember his name-pro
duced papers proving that he was a
naturalized citizen of the United States,
and he was released.
"We arrived in New York on Nov. 19,
and those of us who had come on the
Sao Paulo were much pleased when we
were informed that the Lamport and
Holt people intended to pay the ex
pense to which we had been put as a
result of the capture of the Vandyck."
Referring to the Newman testimony
before the Probe Commission, Gov.
Hall said in an interview:
"Seriously, I took exactly the course
that Newman advised. Whether I did
it quickly enough is purely a matter
of opinion. I recall that Tennessee
tried to sell some bonds about the
time Mr. Newman indicates we should
have been putting ours out. She got
the magnificent bid of 86 for them, and
had to take them in again. You'll ad
mit that such a circumstance was not
reassuring to me.
"You see, I knew what I was up
against better than Newman. He want
ed me to proceed immediately with
public plans for an issue of 4%%
bonds. I felt it was my duty to the
state to exhaust every means at, my
command to sell 4% bonds before an
nouncing any intention of selfng bon1s
on which the state would have to pay
a higher interest rate.
"Whatever my feeling was on this
point, I knew perfectly well that the
enemies of the administration would
*try to crucify me for not selling bonds
at the lower rate, if I had not exhaust
ed every effort to do so before pro
ceeding to the higher rate. When a
knocker wants to knock, one pretext
for knockery is as good as another.
This happened to be a case where of
cial duty and political expediency co
"I was convinced, moreover, that
any effort to get an acceptable price
on our bonds, no matter what their
rate of interest, would fail unless we
could get/the New York attorney-gen
eral to n(odify his opinion shutting us
out bf that great investment market.
My effort to get him to do so was
then in progress, and I called the con
stitutional convention that Mr. Newman
advised even before this effort suc
ceeded, for I hoped its success. Not a
moment was wasted."
The fact of the greatest practical
importance in our present knowledge
of cancer i4 that the disease in its
early stages'is purely local and can be
successfully removed from the system
by surgical means. In the second place
we know that irritation in many differ
ent ways plays a most important part
in the development of the various forms
of cancer. The sources of constant
irritation to any part of the body should
be removed.
In external cancer there is something
to be seen or felt, such as a wart, a
mole, a lump or scab, or an unhealed
wound or sore. Pain is rarely present.
Cancer inside the body is often recog
nized by symptoms before a lump can
be seen or felt. Continuing indigee
tion, with loss of weight and change 'of
color, is especially suspicious. Per
sistent abnormal discharge should
arouse suspicion of cancer, particularly
if the discharge is bloody. The early
and hopeful stages of cancer are usual
ly painless.
People who were amazed at the ex
ploits of the German cruiser Emden,
which sank 23 British merchantmen
before it was destroyed, may not know
that its record was exceeded by four
Confederate cruisers during the civil
war, under far more perilous circum
stances. The Alabama destroyed no
less than 69 merchantmen, while the
Florida accounted for 37, the Shenan
doah 36, and the Tallahassee 29.
American Press.
Julius Freyhan high school has had
two United States flags worn out in
patriotic service and needing another,
has been kindly remembere dwith a
new one by Hon. Lewis L. Morgan,
congressman from this the Sixth Dis
trict. The flag is a large and handsome I
one, and was presented to the school
on behalf of Mr. Morgan by Mr. J. R.
Matthews at the Monday morning ex- I
ercises. Mr. Matthews' remarks were I
enthusiastically received. The flag was
accepted for the School Board by Dr.
O. D. Brooks in a few, well-chosen
The pupils of the high school are
very appreciative of the beautiful new
flag, and thank Mr. Morgan most
heartily for it.
(Facts About Sugar.)
Every argument that holds good for
the making of other classes of manu
factured goods in the United States
applies with treble force to the pro
duction of America's sugar supply at
The home production of American
segar involves not only a factory pro- I
cess but also a farm process. Every 4
additional ton of sugar produced from 4
American soil will benefit not alone
the grower and the laborer in the field
or factory; it will benefit every sugar I
consumer as well by making more 1
certain a permanent, reliable supply I
of cheap sugar for his use.
Any great increase in American sugar
production must be largely an increase
in the output of beet sugar. Every
acre of land devoted to "sugar beet cul
ture is thereby put in condition to pro
duce greater yields of other crops
grown in rotation with beets. The
general adoption of sugar beet cultiva
tion would result in a tremendous in
crease of our -agricultural production.
Why not a concerted, nation-wide
movement among both producers and
users of sugar for the production of
America's sugar from American soil? 1
No other phase of the "Made in the 1
U. S. A." movement now assuming
nation-wide proportions holds equal
possibilities for increasing the welfare
and prosperity of all classes of Ameri
cans. "Produced in the U. S. A."
from start to finish-should be the
slogan applied to sugar.
Agricultural improvement-- bigger
and better crop yields-a larger pro
auction of foodstuffs-is one of the
country's most urgent needs. The de
velopment of the domestic sugar in
dustry will satisfy it.
To convert our unfavorable trade
balance into a favorable one so far as
the exchange of foodstuffs is concern
ed-to buy abroad only what we can
not produce at home-is a necessary
step toward the establishment-of more
prosperous conditions. By growing our
entire sugar supply from our own soil
we shall keep at home over $100,000,.
000 a year now sent abroad, and shall
wipe out two-thirds of the unfavorable
balance in this branch of our com
To escape from our present depend
ence upon a'foreign-grown sugar sup
ply-interference with which at any
time might result in serious loss and
the infliction of high prices upon Amer
ican consumers-is a matter of nation
al importance. Extension of the home
sugar industry will make us inde
pendent of foreign nations.
More se$arate factory units for the
production of sugar in a finished state
are needed to free consumers from
the risk of subjection to a refining
combination of vast wealth and power,
and to insure widespread competition.
The upbuilding of the domestic sugar
industry will provide such competition
and will make certain that sugar will
be kept consistently cheap.
The development of a merchant ma
rine. and of commerce carried in Amer
ican ships is one of the nation'b needs
to which attention is now being given.
.The largest deep-water fleet of Ameri
can ships in existence is engaged in
the sugar trade between Hawaii and
SPorto Rico and the mainland. De
,struction of the sugar industry will
I mean'less instead of more ships under
r the American flag.
Production at home of America's
I sugar will mean the distribution of
- $300,000,000 a year to American indus
Stry for labor, supplies and transporta
- Isn't it worth while to grow, demand
- and consume sugar "Produced in the
U 8R . A"?
Hon. Justin F. Denechaud issues a
circular, containing the following in.
F. W. Johnson, 400 Charles street,
Knoxville Boro, Pittsburg, Pa., wishes
to purchase land for farming and fruit
J. C. Osborn, Hemingford, Neb., de
sires to exchange land in Nebraska for
land in Louisiana, paying part of the
purchase price in cash.
August Schasse, Meeker, La., wishes
to secure desirable land for himself
and German friends.
M. C. Gatewood, Hotel McClinton,
Hot Springs, Va., wants to correspond
with land owners as he has a number
of settlers whom he/ can locate in
A. N. Dyson, Edinburg, Ind., desires
a position on a farm with a view of
learning conditions existing in Louis
iana before purchasing a farm for
C. F. S. Neal, Lebanon, Ind., (Carson
Neal Building),wants to purchase from
800 to 2,000 acres of land in Louisiana
at a medium price.
Jno. J. Hunter, Paraiso, Canal Zone,
Republic of Panama, desires to pur
chase a farm within 1i0 miles of the
city of New Orleans.
G. W. Manning, North Adams, Mass.,
writes that he will purchase a farm
for himself and that four of his friends
will also settle in this state it a suitable
location is found.
W. L. Jarvis, 831 Gray street, Louis
ville, Ky., desires to get in touch with
owners of large tracts of land suitable
for colonization purposes.
(Colfax Chronicle.)
Last week, in an editorial squib head
ed, "'Ti'e Good Time Coming," we not
ed a number of prominent business
men and capitalists were predicting an
immediate era of prosperity for the
United States, based on conditions
brought about by the European war.
We wrote last week with more or less
misgivings as to the correctness of
these prophecies of an early prosperity,
but since that time we have become
convinced that the indications of pros
perity are by no means mythical, and
are based on sound business principles.
It is stated that orders for more than
a billion dollars worth of machinery,
iron and steel supplies have been
placed in the United States by France,
England and Russia, wanted in their
warring operations. Other millions of
dollars worth of automobiles, motor
cycles, etc., have been ordered. Eng
lana alone has ordered $1,700,000 worth
of woolen shirts for her soldiers. The
orders for shoes are said to total about
$7,000,000 for the different warring
nations. Thus it goes all along the
line for manufactured articles.
The New Orleans States gives the
name of Louis P. Rice, saddle and
harness manufacturer, who has an
order for $250,000 worth of saddles,
bridles, halters and harness. This is
said to be only a part of a $12,000,000
contract from a British and French
government contractor. Also in Shreve
port, L. E. Etchinson, president of the
Shreveport Saddle Co., reports his
compapy has an order for several
weekly shipments to commence at once.
In the line of horses, mules and pro
visions the orders amount up into the
millions, and from all sides come re
ports of factories and mills running
day and night to fill orders, which have
all been placed with the demand that
they be rushed out as fast as possible.
The consequence is that thousands of
operatives who only a short time ago
were idle and their families in want
are now working at full wages, with
the privilege of putting in all the
extra time they want.
The reflex action of so many millions
visions the orders mount up into the
United States Just on the heels of a
general depression is having a great
revivifying effect throughout the en
tire country, and we note a tone of
cheerful optimism prevailing among
the newspapers of the land, which we
regard as a sure indication that they
believe a good time is really at hand
for the whole country.
A new tetanus cure has been dis
covered by a French doctor. Eighty
per cent of Vounded are saved by thls
imethod. A noticeable feature of the
I cure is that the patient's head is plae
ed lower thah his body.

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