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GROV\' CITY, PI'A. A\NNO()INCE '1TH F AI'PO)INTMENT OF LAYNE & BOWIER COMPANY CR(O\VLEY, LA., BRANCHt As Distributors For The Louisiana Rice Fields Of Bessemer Oil Engines This ,lpptininent Iecks y,,ur Hessuter installation with the strength and srvi, ,,f 'l'w, Iig concerns. *'ath with ai splendid h istory of ac cotluplishmhent. 'l'h. i Layne& iIwhrl(rComupany are now ready to name inlute:rest i pri'.ms iandt delivery (iates on the famtous Type IV Besse Inctr. A Ih.ssener on your rice farm backed by Layne & owler er er Si,., mi.ght be Ii,,ked upon as crop insurance. %War conditions make , early .election advisaldl . Writt th Laye yne & owler Co., Crowley, La. l THE BANK OF ST. MARTINVII.LE IF: With large resources makes loans to its customers at eight per cent interest. - - -- -- - - k Pays 3 per cent interest on Savings Deposits a 1 and 4 per cent on Time Deposits. - - -- I I Has the facilities to accommodate its customers. Your business is solicited. A HOTEL SOUTHLAND 348 Carondelet Street Corner Perdido NEW ORLEANS . Comfortable, Clean, Convenient Popular Prices H. A. MICHAHL, Proprietor We do all kinds of Job Printing You Shou!d Attend the Louisiana State Fair SHREVEPORT October 30 to November 4, Inc. It is the school for the fatur. It teaches improved methods of stock rtaising and farmng, The U. S Government War Exhibit, the greatest exhibit ever sees South, will be on d -play. FREE. Gladway attractions i the best ever. The World's War" reproduced in gorgeous ireworks spec Death.defying auto races, very spectacular and thrilling, in. oludiag I[berty contest. Dntertatning and educational for all. Write for catalog. W. R. HI'RCR, Reduosd rates on all railroad,. Shreveport, Ia. "IT'S YOUR FAIR. SO BE THERE " OUR PRESIDENT. --,~ DEMOCRACY'S PROBLEM IS IN ITS SCHOOLS By DR. CLAUDE NH. VAN TYNE, of the University of Michigan. [EDITOR'S NOTE.-The defects in our educational system pointed out by Dr. Van Tyne are the principal targets at which the National Security League's great nation-wide campaign of "Patriotism Through Education" la aimed.] Certain fundamental American Ide als must be impressed upon the Amer lean youth. The crisis through which this nation recently passed before it could be brought to a whole-hearted support of a war begun for the pur pose of preserving the most vital prin ciples upon which it was founded has aroused educators everywhere like a fire-hell in the night, to understand that we must employ our educational machinery more than we have in the past to Imbue every American citizen with a comprehension of democratic principles. If we can find some definilte means of securing an understanding of demo cratic ideals, we may expect as a result a patriotic zeal in defending them. If Americanism is a belief in and a habit of supporting such ideals, then we may hope that eauch a process will produce it. Opposing Theories. The American's theory of the stat* is that it exists to protect him In the enjoyment of life, liberty and the pur saluit of happiness; that the individual is the important thing, not the state. An opposing theory, and it happens to be the German theory, is that the state is the important thing, that to it .the individual owes everything, life and liberty and even blind obedience of orders to do cruel and brutal acts. Why not teach that difference to boys and girls instead of mere dry facts about the organs of government and their functions. Let us not be so shy and modest about the virtues of our political system. The Germans are not. Let us say frankly that democ racy implies a nation in peace, that autocracy Implies a nation in arms. We can teach frankly, too, that our great principle of local self-govern ment is wholly at conflict with the German ambitions for world-empire, and with her whole tendency of gov ernment in provinces like Poland and Alsace-Lorraine. "Teach Too Little." It Is the spirit of our institutions which we have failed to impart to the 'rising generations. We have been ,afraid to state that our democratic philosophy upholds the Christian spirit 'of brotherhood, asserts the wisdom of united action for the good of all, and seeks to save the weak from the aggression of the strong. We have 'refrained from saying that the auto cratic philosophy operated to deaden the sentiment of humanity; that in affairs of stale it sneered at mercy and gentleness, at love and kind ness: that the foundation of that philosophy was the stern law of the survival of the fittest; that, to be concrete. Belgium, a weak state, had no rights when she stood in the way of Germany, a big state, We have taught the American youth all too little about the foundations of their liberty. The story of the blood land suffering of the builders, of the tempest that raged them while they bullt, of the martyrs who were the architects of those foundations. This history has been too little told. Auto crats see to it that their people are !Impressed with their rulers' virtues ,and those of their ancestors, but de :mocracles leave their citizens to take their liberties as they do the air they breath. Republics are ungrateful only because there Is nobody whose later ast It is to inculcate that gratitude. We do all kinds of Printing J. J. BURDIN & IRO., S MANUFACTUreaB or RED CYPRESS LUMBER, SHINGLES, CISTERNS, SYRUP. BARRELS & BRICKS, AND CARRY A LARGE STOCK OF Long Leaf Yellow Pine Lumber Flooring, Sldlg ad Deeltlen OUR PRICES VERY LOW. t " CALL AND SHE US AND SAVE SOME MONEY .0 I "T|E sN'S GnEAT SO COLLEGE d SCNOOL OF BU81NESS." UL NEW ORLEANS, LA. Showldbe Yeathebe tralagto,,e. 500erhata to omlet e ntr 8TlrorUlh Ieteet oets te sseor ea be re lme. idse. ae Colle St as a l. meat soVs a sWs. MANY MEN THINK THEY HAVE INSUR- . ANCE WHEN THEY MERELY HAVE A .. POLICY. SFIRE makes every man think: "What company Scarries my risk?" The answer may determine the property owner's whole future. A clean record through one hundred and four years backs the state ment that a HARTFORD FIRE INSURANCE c POLICY means a prompt, cheerful payment of an . e honest obligation :: :: MNT TELEPHONE AHr P. A. BIENVENU, AGENT, Agency Establithed In 1903.te Fighting Strength Great military cities have sprung up all over the land; and linking these training eamps, avia S tion fields, coast defenses, naval stations and eva most remote points where our forces are gather ing, is the Universal Bell Telephone system-eink Sing each with the other and all with the depart. ments at Washington. Upon the declaration of war the Bell system was placed unraeservedly at the disposal of the government, whose already enormous demands for telephone service are continually .eareasim Likewise, unprecedented are the servie regalse ments of private business, which AnecNrTly mst be subordinAted in times of emergweny. So far as the local service Is ncrnmw e we am not only unable to incresue our revenue by as cepting a volume of new braines, but we are in the awkward position of seeing our service suffer and our present patron inconvsmaloed. The delays and inconveniences due to theo tion are more embarrassing to us than to the public. Any sacrlfce we may make i accepted cheer. fully and if our difficulties are reflected in your telephone service, we ask that you bear this in mind. • The patriotic American public can cooperate most effectively with the governmnt by discour aging unnecessary ue of the otiahnspL CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY Incorporated H. GALLOIS, MANAGER Do not borrow your neighbors paper this year, subscribe for it yourselt, it cost so little, $1.00 for the whole year.