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THE OPELOUSAS COURIER
Published Every Saturday. OPELOUSAS, - - - Lonisiana International Correspondence School. Scranton, Penn. W'ill train you for any sp.oelal l!ne of work dlrrkig your spare t:ue, without detention from your emlloynment, at a sna:lil cost and without extra charge for books. Below is a partial i1tt of posh ions for which We can .ip ~ ou to 'l alif-. Mark X before stu ly you are interested in and mall to us. At Wriler Frieu h.CGrrn.n Span Show-C(rd Writer i-h, wirh Ehlis ýu lie Window 'rimmer lating Plnoograph Newspaper Illu-trator Mar ino Enginr er G rneral Illu trator Traction Engineer Bookkeeper G(as Engineer Stenogrjtapher ]tefr gerator Engineer Carlet DI) siecnr Mechanical Engineer Linoleum JDesignor Machine Designer Wallpaper Desi.untr Mechanlcal Draftman Book-cover D)esigner Architect Perspective Draltsman ('ontractor & Builder Hign Fainter HII'at & Vent Engineer Textile Expert Ilumbing Inspector Navigator Civil Engineer Ocean and Lake Pilqt Bridge Engineer Commercial Law Muinicipal Engineer Civil Service Exam's Hydraullc Engineer Electrical Engineer t. lt. Constr'ion Eng'g Dynamno Foruman Surveyor Dynamo Tender Mining Engineer Ele.trie Lighting Supt Mine Surveyor Electric Railway Supt Mine Foreman Electrician Mine Boss Wireman Fire Boss Telephone Engineer Metallurgist 8tationary Engineer Assayor Ornamental Designer Architectural Drf'maD El'tric Machine Desi'r Building Inspector Chemist, etc., etc. "Namee ... ......................... Occupation .........................Age.... Address ............................... City........................State .. A. 1M. HAAS, DEN'TIST. Office on Market Street, tormerly Dr. V. K. Irion. All Work Promptly Attented To ELBERT C. SANDOZ SURVEYOR Drainage, Land Surveying, Mapp ing, Irrigation, Etc. Office in Baillio Bldg., up stairs, Bcllevue St. P. O. Box No. 75. OPELOUSAS HOTEL DENECHAUD, Carondelet and Perdido Streets, NEW ORLEANS, LA. American Plan $2.00 and up per day. Euvlp3an Plan $1.00 and up per day. J. F. BENECHAUD, Proprietor. T. C. GIBBENS, WASHINGTON, LA. Dealer in Cypress and Pine Split 'nd Sawed Lumber. Ibingles, Boards. Flooring, Cistern Lumbr, Coiling, Doors, Sash. Blinds. Bills sawed to order on short naotse. Alba C. McKinney, Contractor and Builder. Estimates Furnished Sea Me. I Can Save You Money PEYTON R. SANDOZ, L]CEB..rirwn All civil and criminal business will be eiven prompt and careful attention. Office over St. Landry State Bank, Main Street, Opelousas, La. W. S. FRAZEE, ATTORNBE AND COUNSELELO AT LAW. Civil, Commercial and Maritime Law. advlce Reasonable. 614 Hibernia Bank A rust Co. Buiding, corner Oarondelet and Gravier Strteet Phone 4509, NEW ORLEANS. L. L. DANEL,: Dealer in Staple and Fancy Orooerles also Charcoal. Garland's Addition. Cumberland Phone IL Berths Phone LB. GEO. T. EDWARDS 4 NOTARY PUBLIO. Offie with Lewis a Lewis. Court Street, OPELOUSAS, LA. American Tonsorial Parlors. ISA LA NASA, Proprietor. Landry St. between Opeloussa MereantiL Co's Branok and Winsberg & B o's. store Bst equipped Barber Shop in town. Shaving, Hair Cutting, Shampo.in Eta. i. he Highest tyle of the Art Hot and Cold Baths. Give me a call. Batisfaction Guaranteed, PROPERTY OWNERS List yolF property with the Picket Real Estate Agency. I have timber lands, both in prsa and Pine, for sale. Oall or a dres A. B. PICKETT. W}IrLMANJ. SANDOZ, "i' _ A r rneytLaw le. O*ielsass, e.- . Loutsiana. 1 SWill praelote In all the Courts. State ad t -eIdruand before the Patent and Pensloa k offlee. Washiton, D. . Specald aitentlos given to ollecticas.ons 0e on Landry BSt, 5 opposite Cotwthouse. '4OTTON SEED MEAL, OILS AND HULLS, o mesoeteosoncal's Stock eed SAppls *at the MllL. A 8eis$uIa to o.er to i. inunl su.'l ic~ a The Fame of Benjamin Franklin By Carroll D. Wright, President of Clark College. .. 7HERE has been but one Benjamin Franklin, as there has been but one George Washington. These two names are, and ever will be, inseparably linked together in the affections and reverence of Americans, for they have been the two mea of greatest renown that all America has yet produced. This can be said without disparagement of any of the great Revo olutionary patriots whose names we are glad to honor and who placed this nation under lasting obligation. Yet, Frank lin and Washington cannot be compared. . . . Each was the complement of the other, but for action, for being in the very position for which his great ability and his unquestioned patriotism fitted him, Washing ton must ever stand first, and Franklin on a pedestal a little below that of his great compeer. Franklin was a great American, a great mechanic and philosopher, a great statesman, and a great diplomatist, and today we must look upon him as a great Bostonian. Boston's first debt to Franklin was to him as a printer and mechanic. Franklin was ever proud of this distinction. Pride in his trade lasted through his life. . . . The next debt to him was as a scientist. Truly the Archimedes of modern times, he was an inventor, and more than inventor; he was a philosopher in the highest realms of science. He was a philosopher, and as a ihilosopher could not be a dogmatic the ologian, but our debt to him is great ludeed for his Christian spirit, for his phil osophic reception of all the ills of life, and for the deeds he sent ringing down the ages. No young man or woman can read the life of Franklin without in spiration, without being influenced to a better, cleaner life, and this is the great test. The artist can paint the scenes at Saratoga, can picture Valley Forge in all its dreariness and its suffering, and can reproduce the glory of Yorktown, but no painter and no sculptor can give us the life of Franklin in Paris, can transfer to canvas the untiring patience; the wonderful persistency, the sub lime results of his efforts there to save his country and to make it great. The painter might reproduce that wonderful and marvelous scene before the Privy Council, and reproduce the attitude, the expression, the immobility of counte nance-less the humiliation of our hero-but he could not paint the firm will, the determined spirit, the control of passion which enabled him to bear that ordeal, and showed him the victor, and not the insulting council itself. In deep gratitude, in deep appreciation, then, lies the course of all poster Ity. Let Franklin's principles, let his acts, let his patriotism, let his wonder kul services never be forgotten, but let the Goddess of Liberty, whom he helped to crown, with each revolving year speak to Americans and united America the name of Benjamin Franklin. 11 y (p 'p 'p Why Some Men Don't Succeed By Annette Bradshaw. -tA,-*t * NE of the brightest writers upon the home very truly de clares that "one reason why some men do not get along bet ter in this world is because they have not the proper stimu lant in their homes. "Their homes lack those little touches of refinement which bring the best out of them. "Neatness and taste are possible in the poorest homes. Let a woman make the atmosphere as dainty as her means allow, and she will raise her husband to the same standard. "And as she elevates him the effect is felt upon herself, her children, her home and her future. Some men respond more slowly to the touch of a womrn an's hand displayed in their homes and upon their surroundings. "The task may seem hopeless to the wife at times. But sooner or later the effect will show itself. There is something in every man which responds to a higher and gentler influence. "Let his home be rough, and he will be rough. "But infuse into that home a softening touch, be it ever so simple, and the man feels it, even though he may not directly notice it. "He imbibes it unconsciously, and its effect is sure upon him." Men like being told they are loved, even as much as they delight in telling their flancees of their affection for them. Yet a girl very often overlooks this, seeming to think that men do not appreciate little attentions, but prefer to undertake the whole of the love-making themselves. This may be so in individual cases, but the man who does not enjoy being told that he is dear to the heart of his charmer is quite an exceptional person. Men are susceptible to flattery, but perhaps would weary of continual praise far sooner than a woman. And the girl adores praise, even from the lips of a diminutive brother; whereas a man would be at a loss what to make of a flatterer other than his fiancee. Just to humor him a girl might attempt the reciprocation of his words of adoration, and if he doesn't exhibit signs of huge delight, rest.assured there is something amiss with bim.-Annette Bradshaw. II, In Praise of the Horse By Mary J, 3. Andrews. 0 0 HEN in the morning of the year the Earth sleeps late, the Sun, her mother, draws the snow-sheet from her and she wakes drowsily, yet with laughter. And the fragrance of her steamy breath is intoxication, and the hurrying of loosed streams is world-music, and the pale points that cut the mould are whispering millions of June leaves and tented ranks of gold October cornfields. Then, in the spring time, the highways, the Earth's arteries, pulse with rousing life, and up and down their length thrills the old, masterful cry that has stirred the gypsy blood in men's veins since ways were made-the call of the road. For around the turn of a road is ever what we wish most, and ever the road turns. And ever what can carry a man clos est to his heart's desire, so close that-if he may not touch it-he may touch the gladness of it, is a horse. So if a man's heart be heavy, let him ride a horse in the springtime, and the strength and clean joyfulness of the beast shall enter him, and his trouble fall from him. And this is true of the sum mer and the autumn, and as well of the winter. For the pleasant jostling of a horse's movement shakes away small worries and leaves a clear road by which peace enters the soul.-From "Black Care and the Horseman." iv Scribner's. ~p p ' ' Man'siChief Peril S iBiawthorne. HI eblep tp wh h man is exposed is that of profanation T ,what I 1b , flom which he is shielded by shutting him ii thi t rcle Of his senses, and restricting him to the shallows Of hireasý. Within that hircle, and in those shal. K howag;h.l mires what he believes is wisdom, pursues what hha naimaes ambitionu suffers what he fancies are pain and seirow, wreaks iwha he intends for revenges, commits what he calls ajarn, indulges what he mistakes for love, and, in a word, lives what it Is given him to imagine is human life. Yet in all that span of existence thereis but a handful of hours when he truly lives the life that is his own and not 4 pretense, an evasion, or an error; and those few hours appear to him-save it the instant of their revelation-as hal. luelantions. Nevertheless they are thl porticos and pillars, halls and gardens sun and stars of his heaven; which he pragmatically and complacently puts away from him, and turns himself to what seems to his heaven, but is his hell Truly, this |s a pityty a a louhsPbe'Century. -t - Produced Deilred Effect. At a recent political meeting in Brighton, England, a speaker, finding that the point of one of his jokes had missed, sorrowfully remarked: "I had hoped, gentlemen, that you would have laughed at that." A plaintive voice came through the sllence-"I laughed, mister." Then everybody laughed. A oorgoment is afoot to construct a1il ee roaeed for aatihbliisti near Wrjnapeg, Manitoba. Old Story. Bender-So you and your wife have agreed to disagree, eh? What was the trouble? Rounder-Too much nmother-in-law. Bender--What did she do? Rounder-Every time I told my wife a fairy story the old lady would ge* next and put her wise.--Chicago News It nah.ounced that the increase ti tolepi ae instruments' in New Yorl city firing 1906 was 35,000 instrm men*t# 4irnel Newt York City.-Whatever hesi tancy twmen may feel about Empire styles for gowns of a more formal sort, they meet with ready acceptance for tL those of home wear. Illustrated is one of the simplest and best models by May Manton that yet have appeared which can be made available for various times and various uses. When it is made from simple cashmere or challie it becomes adapted to morning wear, while if some pretty flowered silk be used it is quite sufficiently dressy for the afternoon tea hour. toy a 'jY' ý 1 ýy /ý/ LPR w ý ,,ý ý ;`~ ' .ý . >ýý- ý ro e Again, there can be a high or slightly open neck and elbow or long sleeves, so that almost every possible require ment is provided for. In the illustra tion a prettily figured challie is trimmed with banding and is held at the edge of the short waist with soft folds of ribbon, finished with a rosette and long ends. The gown is made with the charac teristic body portion, which is tucked at the shoulders, and to which the full skirt is attached. The full sleeves are mounted over fitted linings and finished with straight bands when elbow length is used, with deep cuffs when full length is desired. The quantity of material required for the medium size is nine and a half yards twenty-one, eight and a half yards thirty-six or six and a half yards forty-four inches wide. Primrose-Hued Radla. A gown of primrose-hued radia de signed for a young girl had a circular skirt trimmed with tucks running pround. The first group of three tucks are placed above the knees, while the Second headed the knee flounce, also tucked. The width of the tucks was graduated from narrow above to very wide below. The blouse had a fancy yoke of duchesse lace, creamy in tone. Short Jackets. The short jackets, which are seen in ,he newest walking gowns, are very :attractive, and to slender fignres, very becoming. They are loose box coats, or half-fitting jackets, high-waisted, kand fitting snugly about the shoulders. !ihe advance models, sold to meet the Rlemands of the Southern exodus, are of pale grhy, smoke color, and Lou don gray mixtures. Linen Gowns Aro Heavy. The linen gowns are rather heavy Ind are made with circular or tucked kirts and box coats, or with very "lort mess jackets and boleros. Charm lg gowns are being made from linen skirt widths with colored morders. These borders are printed in rich reds and blues and are embroidered in an over design. The effect Is of Russian embroidery. The Latest Trimmings. Velvet ribbons, and hemmed piece velvet cut bias, vary the limp taffeta and soft satin ribbons in the latest trimming and finish of the new head. wear; and gold and silver grenadine ribbons, and gold and silver galloons, have part in the trimming and finish of some very dainty and handsome of the latest of the new models. The Drooping Veil. The milliners are making a renewed effort to induce their patrons to wear the drooping veil appendage to their hats. The effort failed last year, but the milliners are confident that it will be more successful now that women have grown more or less used to the idea. The Princess Gown. The princess gown of 1906 is not necessarily a smoothly fitted, one-piece dress. It is often made in two pieces, the waist and skirt joined with rows of insertion, needlework, or heavy lace or embroidery girdles. Misses' Blouse Waist. Fashions for young girls are apt to follow closely those of their elders, although a certain simplicity should always be preserved if the best re sults are to be obtained. Here is a waist that is made after a quite novel model and that is exceedingly chic and charming, while also it allows a choice of the high or low neck, so that it serves a double purpose. In the illus tration it is made of white Shantung with the yoke of heavy lace and frills of a lighter sort, exceedingly hand some little buttons decorating the front and sleeves. It is, however, equally appropriate for all seasonable mate rials, inasmuch as anything fashion able is soft and can be made full with perfect success. When the waist is designed for evening wear, the pretty sample Habutal silks and the like are exceedingly charming, while for day time occasions veiling, cashmere and similar wool fabrics can be utilized as well as silk. The waist is made with a fitted lin ing on which the yoke and the full front and backs are arranged, and is closed invisibly at the back. The sleeves are made full and are shirred after a novel fashion at their lower edges, the shirrings being held in place by the fitted foundations. The quantity of material required for the medium size (fourteen years) is three yards twenty-one, two and five eighth yards twenty-seven or one and three-quarter yards forty-four Inches wide, with half yard of all-over lace and two and three-quarter yards of lace for frills. Allen T. Sandoz & Bro., DEALERS IN Staple and Fancy Groceries, also Shoes, Hats and Clothing. We handle the famous ROBERT, JOHNSON & RAND SHOES which was awarded the Gold Medal at the St. Louis Exposition, 1905 Special attention SWELCOME SALOON, is called to our near the Railroad. Landry Street, Opelousas, which is strictly first-class in every particular, where the finest of Whiski,.s, Wines and all kinds of Liquors can be had at very reasonable qrices. JUG AND FLASK TRADE A SPECIALTY. Colored Saloon in Connection. Prompt Attention to all Orders. Local and Long Distance Phones: Picket Phone No. 142. Cum berland No. 180. P. 0. Lock Box 305. FREE DELi .V': 3: AiL PARTS OF THE TOWN ADVERTIISE IN Your Home Paper FOR GOOD RESULTS. DAVID ROOS, President. J. J. PERRODIN, Cashier. THE PEOPLES' STATE BANK, OF OPELOUSAS, LA. Capital, . .- - - $25,000. YOUR ACCOUNTS AND COLLECTIONS SOLICITED. Direetors-David RBoos, Iseaa Roos, J. W. Castles, Lewis Goldstein, Jr., J. A. Haas. Dfficers-David Roos, President, Isaao Roos, Vice-President, J. J. Perrodin, Cashier, J. A Haas, Assistant Cashier. OPPELOUSAS ICE AND BOTTLING WORKS. Manufacturers of Ice and Carbonated Drinks. Ice as Cheap as Anywhere in ................ ....the W orld........................ Pure Water Used. ANDREW MORESI, uareful Attention to Orders. Quick Delivery in the City Limits. ......................President. CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. C(rCORPO3ABD) i Long distance lines and telephones of this Company enable you to talk almost anywhere in Southern Indiana, Southern * Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana. iWe can put you in quick and satisfactorycommunlcation with the people of this great section of the country. We solicltyour patronage. Rates reason able. Equipments and facilities unsure passed. dlaUt I. CALDWELL, LELAND HUME. - T. D. WEBS. Freeeldt a es' iraau 0 a Ue 't Ge..' o . Treasues WE LEAD IN LOW PRICES, OTHERS FOLLOW. A. C. SKILES, B .HTIE N LUMBER YARD Near Sout.ern Paoifio D epot,where a fulland ... complete stook of .. Atchafalaya Red Cypress and Long Leaf Yellow Pine Lumber, Shingles and Siding ...... .. Also Bash, Doors, Blinds, Mouldings, Coal and Sand. We only ask to make you our figures and your better judgment will do the rest. YOU NEED IT WE DO IT JOB PRINTINC NEAT WORK LOW PRICES * I-L----- - Irz Ofisz THE HORSE AND HIS DISEASES 25 CENTS, POSTPAID. Containing an index to diseases which gives the symptoms, oause and the best treatment of each. A table giving all the principal drags used Ior the horse, with the ordinary dose, effect, and antidote with a poison. A table with an engraving of the horse's teeth at different ages, with rules for telling the ages. A valu kble collection of receipts and much other valuable information. Both in English and German. 100-page book pent postpaid to any address, for 25 pents. Address THE COURIER. Town Residences. for Sale [n a desirable neighborhood in Op. lousas, with an entire square of land, well shaded with live oaks, magnolia% icdars, pecans, etc., about 9 squares from the Courthouse, 5 squares from High School, 2 squares from Catholic church and convent. House is twe story, brick basement, 8 rooms, fom 8ire-places, out-buildings, ete., all un ier good fence. Will be sold cheal for eash, or prt eash and balanea ou tmu n sm i. Amit at th.m ACADEMY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OPELOUSAS, LA. Under the Direetion of the Sisters Marianits of Holy Gross. Offeru to young ladies every facility for acquiring a thorough christian ed ucation. Constant attention is paid in home and social culture. Les'ons are given in music, painting and other usefue arts. The sisters also have charge of the boys' school. The course of instruction is two-fold-Prepara tory and Commeroial. French is taught in the two courses. For par tionlare, address SISTER SUPERIOR. When you visit Orowley stop at the DARBONNE HOTEL, Opposite the Court Hons ). Board and Lodging by the Day, Week and Month. Priose Moderate. MRS. BARBONNE, Manne* ADVERTISE in this Paper mA lereasoe your BUSINBSS. Al advertisement is a s1lsnt emvauser who is ALWAYS AT WORK in your interest. For liberal rates apply to the PUBLISHBER8.