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C. A. Emory. Agent, Opelousas, La.
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ship all your freight for Crowley, Rayne,
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To those who have horses, mules,
or other animals, needing medical at
tention, Dr. J. O. Richardson, D. V.
S., offers his services.
Office and residence on Landry
street, near Mercantile Co. 'Phone
Prompt attention. Skilled service.
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5 or 6 doses "666" will cure any
cases of Chill and Fever. Price 25c.
june 4 3-mo.
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h Opelousas, La
notice.is hereby given that the as
seant rolls; are completed and
oe ui make corrections,
o10 assessments, are
.fied to come forward and do so
'a Hnc..; , D. M. FONTENOT,
Parties owning land located on the
,: ousana, Git N*Northeastern Rail
w who ;wish' to -dispose of their
1, will please send me a list giving
d rption, prisie ri terms. I will
e vor, to put those who wish to
-. laind uia touch with prospectire
General Freight and Passenger Agent.
july 16 t-f
"YOU CAN SEE THROUGH IT,
as you can. It has an open counten
ance and is as honest in its make-up
as old Honesty himself. Its a fact that
COMFORTABLE HORSE COLLAR
like we make have earned their popu
larity. They wear longer and cost
less than many others. Be sure to
see them before buying.
THE HONEST DEALER.
Dpelousas, - Louisiana.
For- 8ale:-Steam syrup mill capa
city 12 barrels a day in good condi
tion. Robert McDainel, Washing
Reward for Escaped Con
I will pa forthe li i r to.ae, tothe
parish jatl of the a Wrew d -
ed from me while serving sentence, salt re.
ward to be for themdead or alive.
Jurdon Thomas, large black negro. po
marked and two scars one on each ar'
e$ years, aved It 1at Batre and Me
Islah Morris. black slim negro, 26 yeas_
,l ýt . O nelousas. N _ . .
WrneriC nghm short, stout, bow
legged grlff, 19 years old, lived in
jui9-4t Lessor of Parish Oo .
CALL FOR BIDS.
Bids will be received until 12 oelo
Brick abotes aed opera y fof
Jacobs New.s Tepot (Ic. e o o1 tom,
dais, Ltd., Arebhiteets;'3ihravler 8t_
New Orleans, La. .ualy a
says it "Certanlly eats the World" ar
Fertility and Easy Caltllre
VISIT RECLAIEi FARMS
iclign Presesser Says What Is S.w
iP Will Change Its
"I never saw anything to equal
this Louisiana soil. It certainly beats
This was the statement made by
everyone of the party of noted corn
experts and planters from the North
ern States, who, as the guests of Mr
Edwerd Wisner, president of the Lou
isiana Meadows Company, visited the
Wisner properties and reclaimed
tracts at Locxport, Smithport, Bayou
Blue, Harango canal and Raceland
Prairie from Tuesday until Thursday
afternoon, when they returned to this
Among the gentlemen who made
up the party were: Profs. J. C. Klinck
of the University of Iowa, J. C.
Christie of Perdue University, J, A.
Jeffries of State Agricultural College,
Lansing, Mich.; David Rankin, farmer,.
of Tarkio, Mo.; L. B. Clore of Frank
lin, Ind.; Julius and Dean Funk, farm
ers, of Boomingdale, Ill.; A. P, Grout,
William A. Young, N. J. Erwin, W.
W. Parrish, of Illinois; D. R. Niver of
the bond house of Trowbridge &
Niver; Dr. E. E. Barclay, C. L. Van
Valkenburg, A. A. Brock, J. K. Elliot
J. P. Barclay, W. D. Herrick, J. B.
Dube and John H.' Elliott, all of
To almost all of the members of
the party the wonders of Louisiana's
soil and crop possibilities were until
the present trip an unknown quantity
as they had not visited this, section
This being the case they were even
more surprised and delighted with
what they learned. Most of the
members. heretofore had believed that
the corn lands of the Northern States
or what is known as the "corn belt"
consisting of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa,
Illinois and the surrounding section
was the only place where corn could
be brcught to its highest state of
perfection. After actually seeing the
results of Louisiana soil culture,
however, the idea was quickly abate]
and all admitted that they were badly
Dave Rankin, the oldest member of
the party, and who says that he is 85
years "young," is this year raising a
crop of of 17,000 acres of corn, be
sides 10,000 in grass for pasturage
and a few other little truck patches
containing 1000 acres or so in each,"
was one of the most enthusiastic
"boosters" of the lands that he had
"It's wonderful land," said Mr.
Rankin, "and no wonder, for the big
river has been taking the best of
Missouri, Kansas and other States up
in our country and bringing it down
here to you for thousands of years.
It ought to raise anything in
the world. The corn that I saw
certainly makes wonderful growth,
and if it bore years in proportion to
the size of the stalk, you would raise
500 bushels to the acre."
Prof. Jeffries, professor of soils at
the Michigan Agricultural College at
Lansing, was another who said that
the realization of the possibilities of
this land had far exceeded his expec
"I always knew these lands were
very rich," said Prof. Jefries, "bjt I
had the impression that they weold
be much harder to drain than
they are. I have taught this to my
scholars, but I am now able to tell
them that I have seem it done, and
done easily. The methods employed
in this reclamation wor, hoae proven
simple and effective. L"ouniana has
a greaowittie with the +lai sr .re
sources which she has, and I am glad
to ' understand the real possibil
ities of this section so that I can
answer intelligently all 'questions
askd me about =it"
According to Mr. IJ. F. Founk, a
cnr' expert and banker of Blooming
to' IlL, there are but two .thi.. to
b done to :develop this section.
"First," said Mr. .iFink, "get the
wa.er off -and the the peojtle to look
at the land after the water is off:"
Every eiatsbar of fae party ex
pressed lhimself' as 'eing thoroughly
satisfed with the dimonstration
made to'4him,'and }it'is bedlieved that
great good /will'cometo Louisiana as
a aeilt'of'the 'visit of *he -experts
11'h 'entire party dlft -over he
Iisiois Central oih day night for
Chicago in their special car, "Idle
wild," and from that city will go to
their homes in the various Northern
States. All were delighted with the
trip, and especially with the weather
which they found -much cooler in the
"Sunny South". than in' the Northern
MR. YOAKIM PLEADS .
FOR 50iD ROADS
Coeea'sts RIral llghways With RaIlread
Lines adn Tells Farmer of the Great Saving
That Results From'lmpreved Highways
Niagara Falls, N. Y., July 28.
The third annual convention of the
National Good Roads Congress was
opened here today to continue
t h r o u g h Saturday. Congressman
William Sulser became presiding offi
cer. B. F. Yoakum was the principal
soeaker today. In part he said:
"It took three-quarters of a cen
tury to build up the American rail
roads. During the same time little
attention has been given to the build
ing up of the American country roads.
Yet the value of the two to the
public goes hand in hand. Food and
clothes must be handled between the
producers and the consumers over
both the country road and the rail
road. It is important that the coun
try roads approach the high standard
of the railroads.
"If the railroad encounters a high
grade over a hill, which means ex
cessive use of coal, slow trains and
light loads, the railroad cuts down
the heavy grades to save coal bills,
to move freight faster, to carry big
ger train loads. It borrows millions
to da the grade cutting, pays the in
terest on this money, and though this
economy is enabled to increase its
surplus. The railroads borrow money
to make stronger culverts and
bridges to bear heavier engines and
steel cars.- Then they must'borrow
more money to buy the large loco
motives and big cars, all of which.
add to the efficiency of these steel
"The country road makers have
not kept up with the railroad makers.
They, too, must get money to cut
down grades, to get smooth, hard
surfaces, to provide good drainage
and to reduce the cost of mainte
nance. When this is done the far
mer can go from his farm to his mar
ket or shipping station quicker and
carry a bigger load. The firm road
bed and smooth, heavy steel make
the railroad's cars and engines last
longer, and the substantial, well-made
country road makes the farmer's
horses, wagons and harness last
longer. The saving to the railroad
is only a small fraction of a cent on
each ton hauled one mile, while the
saving to the farmer is fifteen cents
a ton a mile. This difference in cost
of hauling will often turn a losing
farm into a paying one.
"'he greatest value of good roads
will be to the farmers who have not
a~ yet become interested. You have
not yet found a w~ay to reach them
to properly place your arguments
and statistics before them. They
need to be shown that the poorest
roads are the most expensive roads.
They have not been shown that their
broken wagons, broken harness and
blacksmith's bills cost them more
than the cost of having good roads.
They have not been shown that a $4
a day team can do twice the work
over good roads, which makes that
team worth to them $8 per day."
At the next meeting of the Parish
Board of School Directors of St.
Landry Parish, I will cause to be in
troduced a resolution for the crea
tion of a school district boueended and
described as follows:
Beginning at the north corner of
line between sections 61 and 62, t 3
s., r 3 e, and running in a southwest
erly direction to south corner of line
between sections 76 and V7, t 3 a, r
3 e, which corner is located on the
Bayou Cecodrie; thence along the
Bayou Cecedrie in a southeasterly di
rection to the township line between
t 38 , r - eand t 4 e, r 3 ey thence
running along said township line due
east to the southr corner of line be
tween sections 26 and 'i s ts, r :.3
e; thence running in northaterJ.
direction to the n e corner a. sectien
48 ts a s, r4 e thbenoe 4nin saloe
the north line of section 48 and part
,of section All to the .setioneine-id
twee eeotions : and r8O, t-8 a, ='
e; thence east along said line to the
lset.ea orner-of seIo i9c, sanme
fwnhj miand range; thence duenorth
to the fe6tion line of section7,
t.3 a, r 4't tbence' 'nning due went
to the west line of seo~ion Ot I~SQ, .
r e; 'thencetrunningd ilsouthwet
erly direction to the narthweest r-i
ner oft sectionc@, t:S ,' sr:S ; thenc;
waning in a 4outheastely direction
cl nm, th-line ,of stions 42
andu~ . .ty, 3 , to othe poitot
'begining. 40W1 IP.FS. IAT.1' .
Mistaken for a Burglar, she
is Shot Down With
New Orleans, July 29.-While
walking in her sleep at 12
o'clock this morning, Miss Alma
Barrere, aged 22, was shot and killed
by Simon Keiffer, who mistook her
for a burglar. The young woman
was stopping at the residence of her
brother-in-law, Philip Boe a dairyman,
at Tonti and Marigny Streets and on
account of her sonambulistic tenden
dencies was placed in a room with
her younger brother-in-law, who slept
in a bed between her bed and the
door. In some manner, however, she
arose this morning and got beyond
her brother-in-laws bed. Keiffer,
who was employed at the place as a
helper, heard some one at his bed
room door and called out three' times
receiving no response. As his door
opened, he fired with a shotgun, the
shot tearing a big hole in the girls
abdomen. She fell to the floor and
died in a few minutes. Keiffer was
almost frantic with grief when he
discovered what he had done. He
was arrested on a charge of murder
but later placed under a thousand
dollar bond by Judge Aucoin. Alma
was a factory girl, but lately had been
unemployed and was simply visiting
her sister's home.
MACHINERY FOR OIL WELL
Frlsce 011, las & Elaeral Co., Eacele Seilld
Car-lead for Baslle Field,
Special to the St. Landry Clarion.
Basile, St. Landry Parish, La.-Mr.
James I. Shute, driller of the oil well
for the Frisco Oil, Gas & Mineral Co.,
Ltd., accompanied by several me
chanics arrived here several days ago.
There is much activity at the site of
the well, the huge derrick having
reached completion the early part of
The workmen are now engaged in
setting up the machinery and Mr,
Shute informs your correspondent
everything will be in readiness for
drilling in ten days. It is the inten
tion of the company to energetically
prosecute the drilling, and who knows
but that our little -village may be
come the oil city of Louisiana,
The people of this section are
evincing much interest in the under
taking, and the "wise ones" do not
hesitate to tell you they have always
felt convinced oil would be found
near Basile, but it took the enter
prising citizens of the city of Opel
ousas to provide the means of going
Dr. Shute, the driller, informs your
correspondent that he in company
with several gentlemen of this vici.
nity made extensive investigation, on
last Sunday, of the gas found so
plentifully in this territory and re
ports that in several spots on the
tract now being exploited, the gas
tested is unquestionably mineral gas
for when ignitedlt burns ble, free
of yellow, which distinguishes it from
It is current talk in this section
that the natives forty years ago used
the mud from the banks of the Bayou
Neipique, a stream near the proposed
well, as a lubrication for the axles of
the ox carts in general use in those:
days, hauling rice and cotton to
Opeloesas, a distance of 5i0 miles,
with no other lubrication save this
The surfiace indications are cer
tainly remarkable and are calculiated
to appeal to oil enthusiasts. The
Company has under lease a large
boedy of land and if lucky enough to
strike the dtiid the stockholders will
be handsomely coemnated.
The next Teachers Examination
for certi.ictes will t.e place at the
StL. Landtry Igh School, lekiraifng at
.9 'c ck :aanm., n ;Sept d and 38d
All applicanate oexpected to be
on hand promptly at the appointed
W. B. PRESC1TT,
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Hotateada" from 40 toltO
3i es. Given away `y Uit' e
Statea GoWvrnmet to scueastul ap.
plicatms 8uid ` iot infeemation
sad applica.io fon. Dixie. Hom
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