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FPUBLISHED TWICBmAmWEEI(. Tw..esday vacd Fiday~ !Mon g ONLY $1.00 A YEAR ENA V N E
VOLUME XLV. - LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA, i 'i[IDAY J ULY 22. 1 }10. NU b1l R 101.
Pheno 239 REPAIRING SUITS $15.00 UP.JA ~ 2 3U( :< PA\NTS $4.50 UP AND BLOCE
Alexandria has evidently recovered
from the boll weevil scare as a Mr.
Hill, a leading cotton man of that
city, announces he will soon begin
the erection of a cotton compress
with a capacity of 250 bales per day.
The Caddo Levee Board is drawing
$1000 a day royalty from oil wells
on lands leased by the board.
'The Ladies Progressive Union of
Covington gave a Euchre at Bogue
Falaya Park to raise money to ad
vertise the beauties and advantages
of Covington in an Eastern publica
tion. The Euchre was a success.
A Hill of Grand Cane, was running
in bad luck the first of last week. A
thief made a raid on his commissary
Monday night and got pretty much
all he owned. He had just returned
from Texas and enroute had been
robbed of his money and ticket.
Judge A. J. Murff, of Shreveport,
is contesting Congressman Watkins
seat and the contest is not only get
ting quite warm, but getting into
3 . J. Bailey, of Opelousas, is after
Congressman Pujo's seat, and is make
ing it quite warm fbr the Lake
,Charles man.
The outbreak of charb6n among
cattle in Calcasieu has reached such
a stage as- to attract the attention of
the state o*Ilcials, and as a result
State Veterinarian Flowers has gone
there and will spend some time In the
territory investigating the situation
and d.oing what he can to relieve con-
Adtlo . Eunded of valuable\ anlnaias
t round Lake lrles, Welgh,, Jen
nings sand other points have died
from tie disease.
Igt~i, 11 soti1 *4 e.n of gaso " .
.o' th premises o thle ýrt National
be 1 Riddelr, musiing the 4e
tý« r in *b'bý of that abulldingr and
mss,,; e" ~tM ros aeedi~nrj5O)O;.00
n< enrlShrike of °'.onductors,,
nan a rd4 .n ha tedup.the~
Grad riit ai f ~Otiada.
paa ai qu~anetaSof tileOigh
Ol 41L7,v4
Automobiles in Louisiana.
Automobiles are hecomngý: quite nu
mer.>us in Louisiana act'rYi'g to thi
reports of the assessors. Some par.
,ishes as yet cannot boasr of even ow0
auto, but others have qu. a number.
The list by parishes is a, follows:
Acadia 3, Ascension 1M, Assump.
tion 22, Avoyelles 6, Bi n'vilie 0, lHos
sier 2, Caddo 99, Calcas~:r, 40. Cald'
well 0, Cameron 0, Catahoula U, ClaiP
borne 0, Concordia 0, De, Soto 2, EasI
Baton Rouge 51, East Carroll 22,
East Feliciana,0. Franklin 3, Grant 1,
Iberia (i5, Iberville 36, Jackson 0, Jef
ferson 0, Lafayette 32, Lafourche 16,
La Salle 0, Lincoln 2, Livingston 1,
Madison 8, Morehouse 10, Natchi
toches 5, Orleans: First District 153,
Second District 25, Third District 11,
Fourth District 62, Fifth District 8.
Sixth District 124, Seventh District 7;
Ouachita 10, Plaquemine, 0, Pointe
Coupee 3, Rapides 20, iLed River 0,
Richland 0, Sabine 0, St. Bernard 0,
St. Charles 6, St. Helena 0, St. James
3, St. John 0, St. Landrv 10, St. Mar
tin 8, St. Mary 40, Tt. Tammany 5,
Tangipahoa 2, Tensas. 21, Terre
bonne 30, Union 0, Vermilion 0, Ver
non 1, Washington 1, Webster 0,
West Baton Rouge 3, West Carroll 0,
West Feliciana 0, Winn 0.
Dr. Dalrymple to Lecture.
Dr. W.. H. Dalrymple of the State
University will lecture to the Farmrs'
Club at' the - Institute on Aug. 6.
IT the afternoon his subject will be
"Feeds, and Feeding" and at night he
will give a stereopticon lecture on
"Sonmediseased conditions of animals
affectin public health". -
Elks' Festival.
The Opelousas Elks will have a
grand festival at Wallior's race track
in that city next Sunday. There will
be lots doing to amuse .and entertain
the crowds and plenty of Elks?, milk
will be served, free. An excursion
from Lake Charles so, Opelousas will
pass here about 9:30 a.n m., and return
about ,p. in. .
On Monday afternoon, Jnly 18, at
6 o'clockc Mr. Oarlos L Bjanc and
Miss°Loutse Guidry, dayuhter of the
late Jos. Guidry, were mtt-arried at St.
Jc hn's Cathelic church, U."v. Father
Teuriiine oflfciating. A 6:'r the cere
mon ' tbeapvy young couple 'and a
few Mends angl relatives repaifed to
the hoE fthe room's other where
the *erce oteitafned.:- .1 r, and` Mrs.
:iel Ian" wll '~make. -Lafaivette 'their
Os-,trtnui meat,
Tli fi tý givuiby tions
'un o i r w , ve y much en-,
_ lopkl8
ro $Keee f he umer
ý `"ý 8 a4zctk ast `e
j 4t
4 o
Ten Thousand Men Build a 380 Mile
Road in One Hour in Iowa.
(Council Bluffs lou a, Letter to the
Pittsburg' Gazette-Times.)
The greatest piece of road building
the world ever witnessed was pulled
off in Iowa last week, when in the
short space of one single dour, a line
of road 380 miles in length and
stretching entirely across the State of
Iowa was put, in the most perfect con
dition of any road west of the Mis
sissippi River. Weeks and months
were spent in preparation for the
work, but not a pick nor shovel was
used until the designated second was
ticked off. Then, as if by magic, 10,
000 workmen swarmed` out into the
roadway and when, they ceased work
sixty minutes later, Iowa had one of
the finest long-distance roads in the
entire West.
And not the least interesting thing
in connection with the tremendous
piece of work . is the fact that not a
man of the entire 10, 000 engaged
on the work received one cent. of
wages. Good will and patriotism
alone are responsible for the splen
did showing.
Last winter the Iowa roads be
camelso fearfully bad that traffic was
practically killed and . farmers were
compelled simply to remain in their
homes. Finally the matter became a
political question, and both parties
got -behind the movement. Governor
Carroll called a "good roads" meeting
at Des Moines early last March, and
out of this meeting was evolved the
plan of a river-to-river road stretch
ing from Council Bluffs, on the Mis
souri River, to Davenport, on the Mis
sissippi, a distanct of 380 miles
straight across the State from east
to west.
"Make the river-to-river road ia
near -perfect as is possible to make
just common dirt," was the sense of
the good roads convention.
Astead -of appointing new commit
tees to handle the work, the Republi
can and Democrat committees in each
county through which the road would
pass were appealed to. The chair
man of the committees of each party
were asked to get in the game and
work for the road. Everybody agreed
to do so and soon a rivalry was cira
ted between Republicans and. Deaio
crate, each to see which- party would
have the most workmen "on the job
when the time for work arrived.
Last Saturday was selected as the
day, and from 9 c clock to 10 o'clock
the hour of work.
Every farmer along the way was
personally seen by the committees
and practicallyf every man agreed to
to ge the one hour: that" was asked
for. Farmers were sked to bring1
theii lows scrapers and road drags
ad i organization equal to those
-ioy n professional railroad
bulding was worked out.
In the weeks preceding the twork
all bridgges and culverts along . the
road were- repaired and put In first
class order, that no delay might come
to the roatd builders when once the
latter started working.
The result of the organization was
shdw njst Saturday. Shortly. before
Iock in-the morning farmers be
i getting outsin the road. -Hunreds
ind tkousand of pl6ws, picks, nhovels,
Ir road drags, gradg n
te and 'oterz imz lements were
e toag. n Every farmer bro ight
team with him. Superintendents
id ov rseers had been appointed 4
tliei, w;hen, :promptly at !
o clock .he order was Issued to "Fail
And 10,000 determined men fell
'"For .n hour they continued Work;
i .with might and main. At U O
khe job was inlshed and V
went ba k to their
I wa* the ºossessor of d
piece of long-distance road
in the West.
ot hai.s $u teeive1 a lotb `r
S oa ts and, bra , + ene 1 `l .
Br Thert haddith atals
t church ever has *
' . ba a qy so? Didn't hste
beutfu emor window?"
a wth be he ca si
rwo Gocd Examples That Should Im.
press Themselves Upon the Minds
of Young Writers.
Benjaijin Franklin once decided to
rewrite the B3ible. He got as far
t, the allegory of Job. He erased
the passage "Doth Job fear God for
naught?" a question supposed to have
been put to the Almighty by Satan.
This is how Benjamin, who was bent
upon making the Bible dignified, aca
demic and scholastic, transformed that
passage: "Does Your Majesty imag
ine that Job's good conduct is the ef
fect of personal attachment and affec
Improving upon the simplicity of
simple English always has just that
By way of contrast between this
pompous foolishness and the writing of
a gifted man with a sense of humor, I
note that Mark Twain in "Innocence
Abroad" tells how he left a room at
night when he was a boy, having found
a corpse upon the floor:
"I went away from there. I do not
say that I went away in any sort of
hurry, but I simply went-that is suf
Icient. I went out at the window and
I carried the sash along with me. I
did not need the sash, but it was
handier to take it than It was to le, ye
It, and so I took it-I was not scared,
but I was considerably agitated."
Young men who are meditating a
literary, or journalistic career, as
well as young men who think 9f writing
for a living, will do well to study
Mark Twain. Then they can pick up
the thousand-legged Latin derivatives
as they are needed from the writings
@1 Burke and the speeches of college
3residents and professors.-Syracuse
Hobnobbing With Royalty.
While lying off Piraeus, in my sailor
days, I was doing guard duty on deck
in the first watch. Toward the close
of the watch I was joined on my beat
by a man in plain clothes, who, with a
lighted cigar in his mouth, marched
fore and aft the starboard side -o the
ship with me. In anticipation of en
tering Greek waters, I had read for
months, and this stranger was aston
ished to find a common soldier so well
informed on the history of Greece. I
had not yet been ashore, but I had ar
ranged to go on the following day. The
gentleman, on leaving, banded me. a
card on which he had penciled what I
think was an introduction. I had only
time to ask him his name, and he
said: 'George-just George.' Next day
! discovered that I had been powwow
In- with King George of Greece."-1
from "From the' 3ottom ,Up." by
Aiexinder Irvine A
French Scientist Advances Arguments
to Prove Their Possession of
Thinking Mind.
Professor Liplnay, who has made
log researches into the habits. of do
mestic animals, in a lecture the othe?
day at the ne~w Dogs' and Cats' home
sear Ruell, said that he. was convinced
16kt .a6 ls have a -ertai: amount of
reasoning power. He declared that-a
simple kind of reasoning and reflex
thotght, must be admitted to exist
among them.
Cats, more than dogs, he said, learn
to imitate their, masters' v6oces. A
pet canine has different waya of asking
tor different things; and their cries are
easily understood. This fact seems to
prove that~the animals amakee an, ef
tort to, aise themselves to the level
ofliiman beings.
It A4 also well known that dogs;
cats and bird bhaving become sTfamil
tay triends, understahd the meaths of
certain words without a person¶s g.
tee. The Intelligence of a bird he
t hat of a child. It -s
ange Caary is placed ,in a cae ozs
taitsig seve'ral others, all will stom
their chlrping and singing to look at
the newcner; and it has often been
observed how one of the birds ll#
p.ck a feather out of the stranger and
bound ,way. * This is merely to tease
t e migrude r;" as children ard sades to
d6 wh r ge eome amonga hem.
As for animals in circuses whichare
so :lever. This cleverness Professos
ILiptnay attributes to habit rathertsan
any particular intelligence.
..:Always atsk for, the right Ieg it
bel n or tu*he" said a ehe. **It
the lrt me e es o ;ered you
`o ;e , t use birds marlya
roost ons Ine&l the left. Haie1 iat
s are atke steel It is saes
.'st leg tom the athletic, tiut ele
a the ýculinway pat
.atw tildea right kg."
Facts Are Stubborn Things
TW e a ll k n o wv it to le a fa c t th a t
without a bank account to help us
to save, we are very likely to spend
our money about as fast as we make
it ani have nothing laid by to help
us in sickness and old age.
It is also a fact that it is never too
late to begin saving, and where there
is a will there is always a way. Of
course, it wouldn't be wise in a mmen
to let his famiiy go without the ne
cessities of life just to lay up some
money. But many of us imagine that
things are necessities when they are
not so in reality. We get into the
habit of spending money for amuse
ments and luxuries until we think we
can not get along without them.
We invite you to provide for your
future welfare by starting an account
in this bank. After you will have
saved up a snug amount of money,
life will become more interesting and
enjoyable to you from this very fact.
The [irst National Bdnk.
Generous Deed of Dr.'M'arcus Whit
man, Missionary Physician- of
the Pacific Coast.
For some things there can be no
adequate payment in money. Dr. Mar
cus Whitman, the missionary physic{
an of the Pacific coast, knew that very
well, says his biographer, Rev. Myron I
Eells. Once on the Wallawalla river 1a
a poor, sick immigrant, weak from
eating "blue mass;" was taken to see
the doctor. The story is beet told in
his own words.
Mother Whitman tame and raised
the wagon cover and said: "What is
the matter with you, -ry brother?"
"1 am sick, and I don't wa it to be I
pestered .much, either."
"Bub, bub, my young friend, my
husband is a doctor, and can prob.
ably cure your ailment. , I'll go and
cull him."
So off ihe elattered, and pretty soon a
lcoc came' and they packed me in the f
cabin, and'soon hie had me on my feet g
I eat up a whole band of cattle for
him, -sh ;had to winter with hinL I
told him I'd like to work for him to
,$4nd'er, pad part of mry
N~ell, Doe--set' me to zma~king rails,
6pt I only; miade~'2OO before. spring,.l
nand 'I~got- t worrying" `cause I hail
IY onily ` '~ and .a saddle hiotaE &nI
reckoned I owed the doctor $40. oz
$.he for my life.
moaid, naybe I wasn't knocked out
when I went and& told the doctor I
`wanted .to go on to Webfoot. and
asked him how we stood and "doctor
pinedi to a cayuse pony, and says:
t"Money{' I have not, but you can take
that horse and call it even, it. you
wi "-i Youth's Companion.
A Jlbi MDand R Littll One.
When the ` ouA time came that lit.
tie .Elmr was toA discard kilts for
natlier garb his youilg and inexperti
pacd mother made those important
garmiants. ble w*s piiita. She made
}the biomer fashion, as was theft the
stle aMn perhzuhs she Vas a little
`enereas =wth the asnterial for when
alar tkr in them, went to granl
' 'r ` i and pronlyd but tnziousdi
-tmtssedsonad.anionad beforeher that
lady exclaimed:
U"Wh eS ! You look Ilke an
4lster, whomad {reen standing,
, %r uthless radience, ti the door
'way lied -precipitately -down the ball
e ain In shocksd
t rve oolk
Catholic Church.
Sunday services:, First Mass 7 a.
mn., high mass 9:A0 a. m., benejctlat
3 p. m. English sermons first had
third Sundays in each month at 7
n. in., fourth Sunday at 9:30 a. in.
During the week, holy mass at 6,3#
and 7 a. m.
Presbyterian. Chuschk
Regular services will be held at thd
Presbyterian church every Sunday a ;
11 a. m. and 8 pV. m. Prayer meetin
every Thursday at 8 p. ul. Sund
School at 10 a. m.
Rev. E: M. STEWART, Pastor.
Methodist Church.
Sunday Schobl every Sunday. ata
a. m. Preaching at 11 a. in., and at* l
p. m. Everbody welcome. Seata fre
BStrangers in the city are cordial*y'
vited to attend the services.
Baptist Church.
Services' Sunday at 11 a. m.s=
p. in. Sunday School fo a. in. B.
Y. P. U. 7p. .m. Song and Prag`
Service Wednesday at 9 p m. A coil
dial Invitation to all to come.~
Jas. I. Kendrick, pastor.
Episcopal Services,
Services first and third Sunda.
3:30 p. in., second ana fourth ' ;ir
days at 11 a. m. Sunday School at
10 a. m. every Sunday. a
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