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IOTTON CROP IN
MIDST OF BOLL WEEVIL
A Longansport, La., Farmer Raises Cotton Sac.
cessfully, and Has Bank Account.
PLANT EARLY, PUSH MATURITY
Writes Letter Telling Ais Methods-Also Sells
Chickens, Eggs, Batter, Milk, Begs,
Corn, Vegetables, Etc.
Mr. D. J. Bland, a farmer of
Logansport, DeSoto parish, makes
money planting cotton, notwithstand
ing that he is in the heart of the boll
The Monroe News of a few days
ago contains a letter from Mr. Bland,
in which he gives an idea of how he
succeeds in making a bank account
The letter is written to the Mon
roe Progressive League, together
with a circular letter, which he sends
to farmers inquiring about his
The letter and the circular follows:
MR. BLAND'S LETTER.
"Longansport, La., Jan. 10, 1909.
"Monroe Progressive League,
"Dear Sirs: Your letter to hand.
Yes I have been fairly successful at
raising cotton in spite of the boll
"No, I am not employed by the
State regularly. I went with the
Crop Pest Commission, touring the
lower part of State, holding a series
of Farmer's Institute Meetings.
"I would have been glad to have
met you in Monroe. We did not
hold any meeting in Monroe, but
stopped there en route from Mer
Rouge to Columbia.
"Now I will tell you what I think
of your land (what I saw of it) in
"On all that land that is well
drained, and has any sand In it, I
would not think of :making less than
a thousand pounds to a bale per
acre, but on that stiff or buckshot 4
land, I would not plant cotton.
"I thoroughly prepare my land 1
before planting. I plant about the 1
first of April, then I cultivate well.
"I made last year, 1908, 800
pounds seed cotton per acre on poor
hill land. On Castor Bayou I made
from 1100 pounds to 1500 pounds
seed cotton per acre, and on a pet
patch, highly fertilized and cultivated.
I made 2,700 pounds per acre.
"And I had all or about all my cot
tonmade by the 20th of July. I
plant Kings, Triumph and Brodwells
Double Jointed. I don't plant Tri
umph on my strongest land. The t
foliage is too heavy. I like thin I
foliage cotton on rich land.
"I judge, looking at your land
from the window that your land
around Monroe needs fertilizer to
make a paing crop of cotton.
"I use a mixture of 100 pounds
cotton seeds meal and 200 pounds c
phosphate, and put-out from 200 to 4
300 pounds of that to the acre. c
"I put it in drill and bed on it
about ten days before I am ready to is
"D. J. BLAND." t
CIRCULAR OF INFORMATION.
"Dear Sir: I am in receipt of your
letter of recent date. Since I wrote
Prof. Newell on Oct. 10th how my
cotton was turning out. this year, I
have been receiving so many letters
that it is impossible for me to write
a personal letter in reply to each one.
"Therefore, I have prepared a cir
cular letter with which to answer
such inquiries as yours. Because I
am sending this circular letter, do
not think I am in any way connected
with the State Crop Pest Commission
or that I am drawing auy pay for
"Yes, I make money farming in the
midst of boll weevils. I refer you
to the Bank of Logansport or any
business man in Logansport.
"I sell corn, hogs, cattle,.chicke-s,
eggs, butter, milk, and veget*liles
all in my local market.
so U get my" cotton out,
of October, I commence to turn un
der my cotton stalks using a 12-inch
"I fastern a hervy chain .to right
end of double-tree, given a proper
slack; then fasten other end to beam
just in front of king-bolt, and my
cotton stalks don't grow so rank that
I can't cover them completely un
r In January, when, as I believe,
all the weevils are in winter quarters,
I burn all the stumps, trash and
s thickets I can.
"If I am to plant cotton where I
had corn, I try to start in January to
throwing out the old row with middle
"If, where I had cotton, I start to
9 streaking off with middle buster in
time to put in fertilizer about 10
- days before planting.
"I use from 200 to 300 pounds of
a mixture of cotton seed meal to two
a pounds of phosphate per acre on hill
land. I bed on fertilizer in middle
buster furrow. About the first of
t April, I run harrow ahead and plant
"I have tried many varieties but
Kings and Triuiiph are hard to beat.
r "When cotton comes up I cultivate
about every 10 days, and on ordinary
land, say land that will make 700
to 1000 pounds seed cotton per acre,
I cultivate shallow.
"On rich spots where cotton would
go to weed, I plow deep-'top it
with the plow.'
"On my thin land, I put my rows
three feet apart, with cotton in the
drill, two stalks about every 10-inches,
the stronger the land the more
distance I give it each way.
"No set rules can be laid for farm
ing as the climate, seasons, and soil
vary; but we can make cotton by de
stroying the cotton stalks as early
in the fall as possible; thereby cut
ting off the food-supply of the weevil.
"Then planting an early variety
of cotton, planting it an early as it
is consistent on well prepared land,
and pushing it to maturity, insures
a paying crop in the midst of the
"Very truly yours,
"D. J. BLAND."
Value of Advertising.
Wn Baton Rouge State-Times:
er A writer with a gift of phrasing
ot once wrote: "If your store is not
worth advertising, advertise it for
id sale." His phrase runs trippingly,
1e but his logic halts. To sell a store
that is "not worth advertising" would
) be to defraud the buyer-so that the
advice is ethically unsound.
le Of course there are not so many
stores that are not worth advertis
ing-in this city, perhaps, none at
all. The fact is that no store ever
d gets to be worth very much-beyond
the mere open market value of stock
t- and fixtures-until it has been ade
I quately advertised. Until then it has
is exerted no influence as an organiza
i- tion, equipped for useful service to
e to the people. It has simply been a
n place where certain things were kept
d After it has had the breath of life
d put into it by advertising it becomes
a store in the militant seuse-intent
upon winning friends, upon the pro
blems of growth.
s The dullest store in Baton Rouge
can be revived in a month by intelli
o gent and consistent advertising and
can be made as busy as a bee hive.
t There is nothing like it to stir up
o interest and trade among the people
in a business.
Take the stores in Baton Rouge
that advertise and see how they
prosper. The ones that advertise
most prosper most. There is no bet
ter indication of business than the
manner in which a merchant adver
tises. Follow the crowds any day and
they will lead you to the place of
business of a man who invests largely
in newspaper space-the best sort of
advertising on earth.
Hunter's Licenses May Be In
New Orleans dispatch says.-The
state game commission is considering
the advisability of raising license fees
through proper legislation, as a
means on increasing Jthe revenues of
the state fron a t source.
It is estimated that the value of
the game killed in Louisiana annual
ly is $5,000,000, while the revenues
derived by the state amount to less
than $100,000 in fees, etc.
President Frank Miller declares
that the pressing need foran increase
in the revenues ca be met in thf
EATINh T'POSSUM AiNT NO SIN
t Presidet-Elect Taft Did Not Fellow Advice of
Chicage Divise, 'Deed He Did't.
' Atlanta, Ga. Jan. 18.-'-It is not a
t sin to eat 'possums, declare a number
- of Atlanta divines and Biblical scholars
to whom were referred the appeal of
, the Chicago man to Presicent-elect
, Taft, "For God's sake" not to eat
'possum in Atlanta if he wished to
avoid committing a sin. This zealot
referred Judge Taft to the eleventh
U chapter of Leviticus, in which the
Mosaic law prescribed what kind of
meat should not be eaten. The
D President-elect read the chapter in
the Bible to which he was referred
and ate all the 'possum wanted and
declared that he enjoyed it. The
Atlanta ministers who were appealed
to by a local paper-to pass judgment
1 upon the matter, expressed the opin
e ion that the Chicago man is laboring
under the impression that a 'possum
t is an animal with a cloven hoof :or
one that chews the, cud, whereas it is
nothing of the kind. It is a member
of the Marsupial family with a foot
hand-like, and its principel diet is
persimmons, though it is sometimes
held responsible for the disappear
ance of small chickens.
Jack London's Latest Novel.
Uncle Remus'-The Home Magazine
B makes the important announcement
that it has secured the serial rights
of Jack London's latest novel, "Mar
!tin Eden." It will begin in the
Febuary issue of that popular Maga
- zine, which was founded by Joel
1 Chandler Harris, and is edited by
- Julian Harris and Don Marquis.
! The critics who have read "Martin
- Eden" state that it is gripping, vivid
" and picturesque, and is such a story
Sas only Jack London could write.
t the editors of Uncle Remus's-The
,Houne Magazine believe it to be a
3 story that every man, and woman
• should read, as it contains a big les
son, and in its arraingment of false
ideals, both noble and notable.
Martin Eden, the character who is
really the book, is so keenly true that
he seems lurid with life. He is in
tense, big in his ideas and-Ide ls, and
without faltering, yet Unselfishly, he
strives ceaselessly and courageously
for the genuinely best in life.
"It is just the story that should be
printed serially," state the editors of
Uncle Remus's-The Home Magazine,
for there is much you will want to
learn more about and understand bet
ter before going on, and the time be
tween each issue of the Magazine
gives the reader ample opportunity.
Send 50 cents in stamps to the
Sbny South Publishing Company,
I and they will send you Uncle Remus's
-The Home Magazine eight months,
beginning with the Feburary issue
which contains the first instalment of
Church and p'iritualism.
One of the most significant facts
of this new century is the presence
in the United States of Dr. Godfrey
Raupert, professor in the College of
the Propaganda at Rome, and mem
ber of the London Society for Psychic
Research. He comes as the special
delegate of Pope Pius X to.tell the
people of the United States the posi
tion of the Church on the facts of
spiritualism, spiritism, or so called
occultism, and his presence and his
mission are of themselves evidence
that the Church accepts the facts as
genuine; that is to say, that the
Church admits that apart from the
fraudulent mediums, meni have receiv
ed and do now receive communica
tions from intelligent beings who live
in an invisible world; beings which
can, and do, now and then, take on a
visible human form which can be
photographed by an ordinrry camera.
--M. A. LANE, in Uncle Remus's
The Home Magazine.
Write Your Name on Farm Tools
Do you know that you can write
your name .n the metal of your farm
tools? You can. Just take a little
tallow or bees wax, melt it and spread
it over the place on which you want
rour name. Write your name down'
through the wax with a big needle or
iwl and pour a few drops of nitric
acid over the letters you have made.
Leave a few minutes, and then wipe
f the was and your name will be on
'SAII WANTED-to look
ifter or interest in St. Landry and
dcet counties. Salary or Com
eieion. Address t he Harvey Oil i
Jo., Cleveland, .
"TIlE LILY AND TIE IPIIN EW
A Play Replete With Resmue and istery 1
To the soft melodyof curtain music
and the rippling of fountain watei
the curtain rises on Mildred Holland'l
greatest success, "The Lily and The
Prince," at the Opera House tonight,
No epoch in Italian history was
more replete with grandeur, romance
and tragedy than during the reign of
the House of Borgia in the sixteenth
century. It is with-this period thai
the life and action of "'The Lily ad
The Prince" deals. The powerful
Borgiss influenced the politics of th
greater part of the world, so much sc
that England, -Fan:. and Spain casi
avaricious eyes upon the Papal States
with the result that a conspirai
arose for their overthrow. The
Houses of Ferrara, Orsini and Colon&
na all figure in the story, as does the
beautiful Lucrezia Borgia, but not as
a dispenser of poisons. Carina Jor
dan, the author, merely depicts thiE
character, as the beautiful, powerful
and unscrupulous woman.
As a direct foil to the preceding
character is that of Angela di Savelli,
the daughter of a Florentine noble
who is the Lily of the story. Angela
is first seen at the house of her ather,
te. Count, where he is approached by
Ferrara, disguised as Frontini, who
has a scheme for the downfall of the
Papacy. The Count spurns Ferrara,
and as a result he is imprisoned in
the Fortress of St. Angelo. Angels
goes to Rome to seek her parent, and
in her absolute innocence calls at the
house of Lucrezia to plead his cause.
It appears that Lucreziais attached
to Orsini, the young noble betrotBed
to Angela, and she welcomes the girl
with subtle design. This, of course,
is not apparent to the innocent Floren
At this time the Prince of Colonna
is the favored suitor of Borgia, but
he is attracted to Angela, which
affords Lucrezia another opportunity
for her unscrupulous designs. Under
a pledge of secrecy Angela is allowed
to visit her father in the fortress and
penetrates the inquisition chamber;
Ablong the-councillorsiinthe chamber
is Cardinal Capua, in disguise and in
the president Angela detects the voice
of the man who had approached her
father with the plot to dethrone the
Pope and Vatican.. She denounces
him and the Cardinal, appreciatihg
the truth of her tale, dissolves the
Her father and brothers are re
leased and full of joy Angela hurries
to. the palace of Lucrezia only to he
met by her lover with a charge of
perfidy, exhibiting convincing proofs,
due to the machinations of Borgia.
Even the Prince of Colonna is deceived,
and declares his belief in Angela's
unfaithfulness. It then follows that
the Prince and Silvio, the lover, -risk
their lives on the cast of the dice.
Silvio loses and is to take his life
within an hour.
Bound by her oath, Angela is an
able to prove her innocence, while
the beautiful Borgia maintains a grim
silence. While everything is dark
news arrives that Ferrara' is excum
municated and Borgia is exiled.
The clouds roll by and the sorrow
enshrouding the life of the innocent
Lily falls away.
Prices: Orchestra seats $1, par
quette 75c, general admission 50c,
s Abbeville Will Act.
The business men of the comrmunity
are very much displeased at the ao
tion of the Cumber!and Telephone
Company in raising the rate to New
Orleans to seventy-five cents for a
conversation of three minutes and
twenty-five cents fbr every additional
- minute or fraction thereof, and steps
will be taken to have the railroad
Co~tmission restore the old rate.
Small Pox at Washington.
The Washington correspondent of
the Church Point Democrat says that
small pox has broken out in the -~s.
gro section of that town; and that
every possible means have been taken
to prevent its spread andstamp ; ou
This makes threr smallpox f
this parish-at I~eplf8isa e and
Washington. The da `. e
fied to neroe anatlea io
Ilers have it under i* , ;
*t firs prea. I
B. L. BAILY.
it No. 1624, 14th Judicial District Court,
Avoyelles Pariph, La.
By virtue of an order of seizure and sale
dated the .6th day of December, 1908, and to
misdirected slgnedbytheJudge oftheFour
teenth Judicial District Court, of Louisiana
in iad for Avoyelles. parish issued In the
matter of the $outhetn Saw M0ill O.eIlP ,
SLimited, versus Robert L. Baiey. No. 1.24
on the docket of said Court I have seized
g :and taken Into and will sell
to the lastad at public
t auction, at the'pri pal id door of ,the
Court HOose of voyell.ish _.in the
town of Marksvtlle, La. at no'c [ on,
Saturday, Feb. 20, 1909,
the following described. property situated
in Avoeilee perish, La., %elonging to Itob
ert L.alney, to-wit:.
The nel of section 18 eI of seta oe sec
tion 1; ue of s of section 9. ontaening
26.62 cons.t i of tn of se ofth
a nwKt of section 12, con 0 acres,
all is tow ip 2 south a east, -
ouho rang e g 9.7atres.
logs and mber ye b e tfore been sold
r ,.,e oitoi ert e to e othern
W cog Athh e tame,
g toaleasethereof made btre saist Robert L.n
e S ,btlpattlDsle
SBailey e to a bothe t. r w yO,
week N-o a th e ' o of the racords
of conv1ances of Avrferes Dparish La
S io oldetl atiod thenreon
g especialiy including an engine and boler
formerly constitutin part of the sawmill
of said-t nobert L ai y rbaf L
The saidland Ia the same purchase) by
o the said RobHert Laefro Casdwell and
llpatrick on Deemr tr 1906, by act se
Scor sidedro f sal rt8 47of ges at pag
The regcostr of sade pars on Januar
19y will07 to aehich rerece is had for further
description of the sad ndend.
Terms of sale-Cash, sulf ect to appre
sent tax .0000
Jangc-8t Sheriff of Avoyelie ParIsh, La.
Feed by day,
week or month
n9Best of Care iraven
Loae 1 . Vine ii I1 I b",r,
Then regitratiod one mls fnow open
inOpelousas, and under the law every9
body wieell haveto re-registatea,
Persons wishing to bsreglatired under
r thesqopen qualification" must pro
jans 't e Granit
t rea parls Notie.
Notice is hereby`' given that, ttesieassi
and huntifng on my. plntration, nar Grant
Coteau. is stricfly forbidden, underpenalty
of the law. J. L. OUILBK.AU. dee-54t
Notice is hereby geive that trespassin
and huntingohmy plantation situated nea
Arnaudville is strictly prohliited,, nude
penalty of the law.
faos2-5. J. M. CALLANDRET.
.SOUTHERN VEHICLERMPG., CO. LTD.,
No. 18444, 16th Judicial District Court
Parish of t, Landry, La.
By virtue of a writ Of fler facias, lssuec
out of the Hon. 1th Judicial District Cour
in and ftor the Parish2f St. -Landry, in the
above entitled and numbered salt, and ti
me directed I havesefed and will offer fo
sale, for cash, at public auction, to the las
and highet bidder, at thefront door of Gui
Puesller's store, at Eunice, La., on
Saturday, Sanisatiy*30, '09
at 11 o'clock a. m., the following describe.
One red colored trap one black hors
named Black, one gray horse named 'Di
tance. one roan horse named Roan, four tol
Sanlk-St . M L.SWORDS, Sheriff,
R. 8. A. P II T
PHONE eildec 82
OPELOUSAS -. LA.
I have sent to the public school teachers
of St. Landry parish manuels contanitng
the rules and programes for the exerclsea
to be held ii the public schools respectively
on Arbor Day. Library Day and Bird Day.
All teachers are requested to report to me
promptly at the onclusion of said exrcses,
the charaeter and extent of the exercises
held. C. J. TIOMPSON,
Jan16 Parish Superintendent.
There will be an examination of appli
cants for teachers' certlcates at the St.
Landry High SlchOOl at 9 o'clock a. m., on
January If. 298, 019. All persons whose
certificates have xpired, all persons who
may be teachingw twiho. a cer tcate and
all persons of good moral character who
desire to enter the ublic school service,
will berequired to tae this examlnatlon.
OC J. THOMPSON,
W. B. PRIISCOTT,
LE 3. Ofr TiBGO,
Act 2e of 18. wilbe received lunti 6
___ Fe 6. 1, by, -the Boas d oftt
sot.andlr Parish, from
the banks of 'tIxls a bfh bfr the 1cial,
4000r eithe School =° Aibidsh0
tenls ec' osat of 'hihoo tDircto v
¾re, sps ' 1 .e.
Mo=tb a herea 'by tta
i Peoples Stat
OF OPELOUSAS. LA.
BEGAN BUSINESS SEPTEMBER 9, 1896i
SUtRPLs AND UNDIVIDED PROFITS.
March 31, 189 ,....... ..$.. 5,518.02.....
March 80, 190. ....................... 17,388.02......................
March 29, 190..................... 41,300.22......
March 16, 1907.. ......... ... 5.. ,62 .01 ..............
' Capital, paid in ............................. ..$16
8urp.hi and Undivided Profits _.. ......8 .3,68~
a ount paid in Dividends........ 28...
A ts a Cllections
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* -The Oldest and Stongest BanJ
-- ---Landry Parish. '
* Has Unexcelled Facilities fo
0 ling Your Business and
Prompt and Courteous Ts~r
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,.l T.. CALi.. E, Cashier, LEOPOLD .:
L. L. IAiEL, President AE. #
0. L GUtEGORY, Secretary and
Builders Ha ware and
L. LDANEL, President
0. L.GREGORY, Secretary and
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