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Bio EVILLE ' _1.0Y Year.
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VOL 7. Devoted to the Interests of Abbeville and Surrounding Gornmmulty. NO. 47.
Phone 248. Abbeville. Vennrmilion Parish, La., S;,tur:lay, Janu:;r' Q, 1916. $1.00 a Year.
f \Ve are about to take inventory and to lessen our o
work and time we are offering our complete stock of M
Men's and Boys' Suits, Overcoats, Underwear, Sweat
ers and Woolen Shirts .'" "
At 25 Per Cent Discount.
Take advantage of this offer now and get your
share of the wonderful values. :: ::
Thanking you for your past patronage and wishing you a Happy and Prosper
ous New Year. :: ::
Cost of Eencing
The farmer of to-day is de
voting more time to the econo
mic side of his business than
ever before, and like the man
"u ac .. he is scanning the
" os sgiheet" to see where ex
cessive costs and useless ex
penditures occur so that he
may eliminate them. Just now
hundred of farmers are discov
ering that the cost for fencing
against hogs runing at large
in the vicinity of their farms
is a very exhorbitant tax to
continue a custom of the fron
tier days when "mast fed"
hogs were about the only kind
that anybody raised.
Now conditions have chang
ed, the timber is rapidly dis
appering, the rising genera
tion knows nothing about
splitting rails, most of the
good farming land is cleared
in many parishes, and must
be fenced with posts and wire.
In some sections where the
fields are continuous for miles
and miles, hogs are still al
lowed to run at large, but as
there is little for them to eat
along the roads and lanes be
REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF THE
BANK OF ABBEVILLE
ABBE VILLE, LOUISIANA
At the Close ,of Dusiness December 31, 1915.
Loans and li:=counts........ $445,206.46 Capital...... $100,000.00
Ovefdrafts ................. .22 Surplus...... 100 000.00 p226,690.88
Bonds and Stocks........... 8,500.00 Und. Profits. 26.690.88
P, "l Estate, Bank iIg House Semi-A ::nual dividend pay
Furniture and Fixtures Ž.7.250 00 able Jan. 3, 1916....... 8,000.00
Cash and Sight Exchange.. 155,014.80 Deposits...................... 401,280.60
Total ......................$635,971.48 Total.......................$635,971.48
I solemnly swear that the foregoing statement is correct to the best of my
knowledge and lbelief. 0. A. BROUSSARD,
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 31st day of December, 1915.
GlEO. W. SUMMERS.
(tl) Notary Publia.
tween farms, they often seek
better grounds by breaking
through the fences, and this
results in the useless destruc
tion of crops, but still worse,
in many cases its leads to bad
ifeeling among neighbors.
In order to find the com
parotive cost 'to the farmers
for fencing against hogs run
ning at large, go to the tax
records, find out the number
and value of the hogs in the
parish, estimate the number
eof miles of the farms, multiply
this by S 72.00:(the estimated
difference in cost per mile be
ween ordinary fence and hog
proof fence) and it may be
found that the excess cost of
the fences is greater than the
value of hogs. If such is the
case, the farm owners could
better afford to buy up the
hogs and destroy them than
to keep on paying out money
to fence against them.
Stock Extention Service, L.
Liven up Your I',rid Liver
To keep your liver active uwe Dr.
Ki g's New Life Pills. They lsirt
good digestion, relieve conetIp-tiln
and tonre np the whole system-teep
4 your eye clear and your snt fr-.-a
land healthy looking.Only So, at. your
D-nu i't. ad..
Whooping cough is a serious
disease. It is highly infectious and
is transmitted directly from person
to person. It is most contagicus
during the early stage. The germ
is contained in the secretions of
the mouth and nose.
In this country the disease rank,
high as a cause of death amcn::
children. No child should be ex
Sosed to the disrase. Every child
having it should be carefully watch
ed and cared for.
Every mother should know that
whooping cough is a dangerous
disease..---Louisiana Health Alma
Those who hreakfastat aiht o'clo,!r
or later, lunch at twelve and have
dinner at six are almois certain to th
troubled with indalgeetion They dr
n't allow time f(or one vreal to digt t
before taking another Not as th n
five hours should elapse bhtweewn
maals If you are troub'ei with in
d!gesf !on correct your habits and take
Chambcrlair.'s Tablete and y,.u may
reasonahly hope for a quick recovers
These tahblte strengthen ths* stomach
and ,nahle it to perform its functlons
natufilly. Obtain-blt ever% where adv
For State Legislature.
The announcement of Mr. M. L
Eldredge appears in our announce
ment column, who is a candidate
for State Legislature from this
parish, subject to the action of the
Democratic primary. Mr. Eldredge
has for many years represented
Synops s of the Prcgrram for the
Seventh Anuanl L. S. U. Course
Te.c will be an informdl meet
0i ,: in ( atig Iail ;.t 7: O p. l. 'n
MIot liiy. Jan. 1. for rcistratini
distri'ution of programn, explana
tion (.f I r( grants, as.si tZncent to
Com::oitt.·s to ail in the work that
itay c given -;rcial attci.ti,:n 1y
the co)nference, getting acquainted.
TUESDAY, FEB. I.
Corn Day. The opening day of
the short course will be devoted to
leclures on corn growing. spacirng
fertilizing and cultivating corn;
Things essential to profitable corn
production in Louisiana; Market
ing 'corn; Cropping systems, with
corn as the major crow: and Varie
ty te't, of corn at the ex: riment
s tations are the principal sL,bjects
on the day's program. Each lec
ture will be followed b, general
WEDNESDAY. FEB. 2.
T}.e secon;d day will he devoted
to Poultry and the Home curing of
meat. A visit will be ,:ace in the
afternoon to the minicipal abbatoir.
Dr. R. V. Tuck. Vettriinary In
spector in cha:rge 11. A. I., New
Orlean., will lecture on Inspection
of meats. In the evening there
will be a lecture by Mr. jai. Mckee
of Kentucky, a com:nercial breed
ier of Duroc-Jersey hogs.
THURSDAY. FEB. 3.
3ood Roads Day. Mr. W. E.
Atkinson, State Highway Engi
neer, will talk on Good roads in
the afternoon, and gi:-e an illus
t.ated lecture on the same subject
in the evening. Mr. Feehan, of
the American Portland Cement
Company, will lecture on Concrete
on the farm, and in the evening
give an illustrated lecture on Uses
of concrete. In the afternoon
there will be a demonstration in
FRIDAY, FEB. 4.
Swine Day. Types and breeds
of hogs. Forage crops for hogs.
Hog cholera, and Marketing re
Sgistered hogs are some of the sub
jects on the program. Dr. E. P.
Flower of the Louisiana Live Stock
Sanitary Board will give a demon
stration of vaccinating ho's against
hog cholera in the afternoon. Pig
club work will be the subject of an
illustrated lecture in the evening.
SATURDAY, FEB. 5.
Public sale of hogs. One hund
red head of swine representing all
l popular breeds in Louisiana, areto
be sold at auction at the Baton
We have been preparing for a cold wave and vou would do well to do likcw:,e.
WI e are ecpecially protd of
:o; or" splhnd-i d line of
Men's and 2oy s'
We can also save you money on
Overcoats, Rain Coats, Sweaters and heavy Underwear
a----s 0-0 ~c~Y·--
Ro:ge fair !.roundls.
MON:D)A.V. FEB 7.
A vat ied progranl -. ill le otffi! e:
on this day .C llini .Iiihlltlnll-t
)f ;.rses ana mai les an: d T'l',.rcl
osi.- in tarm ani,3als will he dis
cus.cd h~"I Dr. W. II ltdrynmplh.
Soil fertili'y, ('.'a !s in' e in .
Ch.krbon, or an!thrax are on:ue
other subjects that will receive at
tenti)on. Dmrnon-tration of farm
machinery, traction plowing, etc.
will be given in the afternoon.
State Superintendent T. H. Harris
will make an address in the even
TUrESDAY. FEB. 8.
Beef Cattle Day. Types and
breeds of beef cattle. Cattle tick
ertdication inl,o;i-iana, Live Stock
Lxte:vian work at:: Ma: keting
beef cat: ie are the subject, for the
day r;-o, ranm. Il th e e\cniiig. Mr
Wirt \V: -:ht, Pre.ide:,t of the Na.
ti'nal Stck Yard, I1:::k of Chic.
go. v.ill !ecture on Rur::1 credi.
.'I' N;XSILn v'. F1:E1. 9.
.\grictltitural Div. The morn
iu, prog am will be dictecd t :
di-c :-,ion. oif .I.dicr ra - .i :ei.;.
Tranwportation of pp.ri.hAle I:r
duct. and New truck crop,. l)
mons'rat:ons in spravin an:d graft.
ing will be given in the afternoon.
In the evening there will be an
ill:strated lecture on Common in
sects that may be comnhato1.
THURSDAY. FEB. 10.
Dairy Day. Feeding dairy cows
Handling milk and cream, and
Texas fever and the c::ttic tick are
some of the leading subject on the
morning program. Mr. J. H. Mc
Clain, of the U. S I)epartment of
Agriculture, will lecture at 11:30
a. in. on Types of dairy farming,
and at 7:30 p. m. will give an il
lustrated lecture on Construction
of silos. In the afternoon there
will be demonstrations in butter
making and in Testing milk and
FRIDAY, FEB. 11.
Silo Day. This will he a conti
nuation of the preceding day's
program, with special attention
given to the silo. Professor Dod
son will talk on Silage, soiling and
hay crops: and Pr. D Irymvple on
Life History of the cattle tick and
Tick eradication work. There will
be a demonstration in silo con
struction in the afternoon and a
visit to the L. S. U. dairy farm for
demonstration of milking machines
scoring dairy buildings, etc.
Air,- of Agricui;ur ! Ct is
The ; Iin l, <i . at
tain ied t '." t '. ; h i, , ' - of
aa onl the linet , : . I . ,t
.uil. the an i tl i ,iit' V. V ,t
fr ,ns , ln.. jllti , 1t;
3. To utg t : >.. li o1 life of .he
b. ,v into cloer rclatotu lhi p to iii,
4. rTo a--t in the devtelopmn.nt
of the spinrt of cnpIet .,lion in the
family and in the community.
5. To dignifv and mn :,;ifv the
vocation of tle firmer by demon
strating the retturns which may be
securesd fromi farniing when it is
properly cotltd :'ted.
6. To eiii ir'e the vision of the
,1lo, and to give n him defitite piur.
p'o)es at an importantc period in his
7. To fiurnih to the aggressi,'e,
progre-.,ivc rural -chool-teacher an
oi;portunity to vitalize the work of
the -s)ihool wb corr-latijng the teach
ing of agriculture with actual prlc
The aim of the boys' club work
i, the siame as that amlong rnti n--
viz, to secure the adoptioa of better
method- of farming and greater
yiclds at less cost. Many of the
bovs in the clubs who begin to
study agriculture in this way will
continue the study in the agricul
tural colleges; other will continue
such efforts on their farms, and all
of them; will make more useful and
more eflicient citizkns. From the
pleasant and profit.ble experience
of owning and managing their
small plats, they will develop into
independent, intelligent farmers.
Get Rid of a R~uck:- i Ia-Grippe
C,,ouh--I-t 1V akeis.
For the severe ra:kinlg con,-h that
comes w'th Ilagritpe, F ,e'I's Honey
Tar Compound is w-nrd rfully healing
and soothing R G O O11 a ex-post
malser, liarnear, N J... .aIs:.Foley's
Honfey and Tar Com;ounrd s-on stop
ped the severe 1hgrippe cough that
Comnpleterl ~xh.bi.uted mr. It ca','t
be beat." Sol ' E-PrvwiriPa. aIV
For State Legislature.
Mr. A. M. Smith, of Kaplan,
announces himself as a candidate
for representative from this parish
to the State Legislature. Mr.
Smith was for a long time, parish
superintendent of public schools
of this parish, and has been a fac
tor in the aevaucement of the in.
terests of the parish every since he
came here, many years ago.