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s ir Isaac Stagg of Dubuisson was a L.ndnW visitor to Opelousas Mon stated that Bayou Boeuf Mî . orit »un and in some places the was covering the public roads, * king it impossible for vehicles to through, especially between his aoint and Gold Dust. jbhn P Savant of Whiteville was i, er e on Monday, attending to busi b«s affairs. Gilbert Stagg of Whiteville, promi , citizen of the Bayou Boeuf sec 5, was here Monday. Dr C. A. Gardiner of Coulee Croche was a Monday visitor to Opelousas. Dr L. A. Guidry of Coulee Croche „a« a visitor here Monday. John E. Bacon of Dubuisson was ber e Monday between trains. ■K' M. Hathom. prominent citizen f Melville, was in Opelousas last Monday. Dr. O. P Daly. Sr., of near Shutes- ! ton, president of the parish school ' ^rd, was here Monday. Judge G. R- Baillio of Washington, ! REDUCT 10 N On the following—including war-tax—effective Mty l.t, 1921. DRlNgS Soda Water, plain ..................... ......................6c 1 Ice Cream Soda......................... ...................11c Chocolate-Milk ........ .............. .. ...................10c Chocolate Milk-Shake ...................15c • Malted Milk............................... ...................18c Egg Malted Milk....................... 20c Hires Root Beer......................... 6c Grape Juice ............................... ...................15c Lemonade ................................. ...................15c Orangeade................................. ....................15c Grape Lemonade....................... ...................20c. Muscadine Punch ..................... ....................6c COCA-COLA........................... .....................6c c - CREAMS. \ Ice Cream cones ....................... .....................5c Ice Cream, plain ....................... 11c Ice Cream Sundaes ................... ...................15c Ice Cream, per quart................... 60c SHERBERTS With Ice Cream ......................... ...................10c Special —.......-......................... ...................15c MISCELLANEOUS Lolly-Pop.................................... ...................25c Banana-Split ............................ ....................25c i Nabisco Sundae ......................... ...................25c CANDIES | Chocolates Home-made, previously $1.00, a —FROM— The Candy 1 Kit tchen OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA Myron T. Herrick is one of the financial giants of * ,, „ n,'nlomat nnH Statesman of El Amenca, as well as a Diplomat ana öiaiesm* the highest order. He is a successful banker because he has adopted modern ideas for the institution of which he is the capable head, and these modern ideas have resulted in a modem service. This bank is likewise essentially modem in every phase of its service. It is modemly equipped and prepared to serve its depositors in a modem manner. It pursues a policy which provides liberal accom modation and every possible financial assistance that a strong bank can consistently give. Why not carry your account here? ^ DIRECTORS: CHAS. f. B0AGNT, R. LeBOURGEOIS, ROBERT SANDOZ, A. LEON DUPRE. * B. DUBUISSON, OFFICERS: E B. Dubuiraon, President. Cbas. F. Boagni, Vice-President A. Leon Dupre, V.-Pres. and Cash«* M I Pulford, Assistant Cashier. Arthur A. Cttmeau. Assistant Cashier Robert L. Fields, Utility. J member of the school board from the fifth ward, was in Opelousas on last Monday. Attorneys E. B. Dubuisson and L. Austin Fontenot went to New Or leans SunAy afternoon to argue cases before the state supreme court M>nday. O'Brien Elmer of Grind Coteau! spent several h >urs in Opelousas Tuesday. This office received a brief but pleasant call Tuesday noon from Po - ------------ " * * lice Jurors Dupre and Deshotels. Clifford J. Edwards, formerly of Opelousas but now of Crowley, has been been confined to his bed with illness but is now improving, accord ing to the Crowley Signal. Mrs. J. R. McMullen departed Mon day night for her home in New York, She was accompanied by her daugh iter, Mrs - c - L - Hayes. They wiillP travel by water from New Orlean - eins that always find a fellow out Ignorance covers a multitude of ! GAME WAR HERO EXPOSED TO POLICE BY HIS WIFE CRIPPLED VETERAN TRIES TO EN0 H,S UFE IS CAUGHT IN HOLDUP - I Afire ino urnirr LllSrN HIS Nr.K Vr ! ! Escapes From Prison, Goes to Chicago *" ------ - --- ' to Meer His Wife and Finds De tectives at Rendezvous Instead - ! Chicago.—Overseas they called h:m j "the gamest man of a hard-boiled reg iment -" In the midst of the terrific artillery bombardments at Toul ami San Miilie l he drcve bis team and wiillP li3d hia shovel and never faltered under the fire until he dr >pped. Roy Little, top sergeant of company B of the forty-fifth engineers, came E home from the war to Chicago with his left arm and side paralyzed from ! | H ; | j | shell shock. He was able to work but little. His government pension didn't come. He was cheerful withal. He could ? d W A n against aI1 the hard knocks, he said. Then he fell in love. After a while they were married and took up their home near twenty-eight street and Cottage Grove avenue. A few months —and discord. Litle was broke. His pension still hadn't arrived. He was crippled, anl no one wanted a crippled employe. He .. . " . \ . was discouraged and desperate. This was in September, 1919. Meets Tempters, Falls ! About that time he met two men who gave the names of Philip Hurt and James Walsh. They told how easy money could be gotten; they pro fessed great friendship for him. They proposed, fianally, a trip to Milwau le. Little went. The trio held up a Jewelry store, : were caught, and sentenced to seven Little, crippled, was sent by the years each in Wampun prison. tal at Mendota. He became a trusty and escaped. He went first to h, thence to St. Paul. Kansas St. Louis. He came back to Chi igo on Friday. Wife Traps Him. 1 c He telephoned his wife that he was (re. "I'm going straight," he told t j <rr. "If I hadn't been blue and des- (j perate, I wouldn't have gone crooked tc before. But now I'm through. Will ou meet me?" > She did—Friday afternoon. Little s been had granted fianally and was coming to and at Cottage tewnty-eight Instead of Mrs. Little. Detective ergeants William O'Conmr, Charles Egan, and Thomas Burke accosted in good arm until they locked him in R cell No. 1 at the detective bureau. ''Who betrayed me?'' he asked 'Was it my wife?" That evening he was found in his cell with his withered arm hanging of blood. He had torn the handle from a tin cup and severed the ar tries in one wrist. He lay down to bleed to death. Feeding Barley to Horses A test to cimpare the relative t value of light and heavy weight bar -1 ley as feeds for tarmwork horses was! made last year by the United States department of agriculture, at the ex-j perimental farm. Beltsville, Md. Eight Percheron mares were used p] in the test, two receiving lightweight m barley, two heavyweight barley, aad four receiving oats as a 'check. The. test was continued 22 weeks The t h ! mares were used in all the routine work of the firm, which included the I heavy field work of plowing, etc., dur- ; of ! ing the spring months. The barley "t ! used was commercial grade of ; t ! heavy barley (rolled) and light bar ; ley (rolled), the heavy barley weigh- ea ing 47.6 and the light 40.7 pounds to sa ' the bushel, according to the tested weights determined by grain investi-; j y gâtions, bureau of markets. The rela ^ Kains or le3ses in weigbts of tive gains or lesses in weignis oi ui<:, j ! mares fed on barley and these fed f on oats were practlally the same, and i there was no indication that either j feed possessed outstanding merit over : the other. | as The weights of the mares fed an ! light barley remained more constant aR than the weights of the mares fed on I heavy barley, and the former seemed ' | to be slightly more thrifty than the ic i latter, although the advantage seemed alight. -——--i His Name Was "Booze." I Excelsior Springs. Mo.—Suspicion get j rested in a stranger in Liberty a few . 0 J days ago when he stepped Into a w restaurant and asked permission- 'o : leave his grip a short time. Offi- j ! C ers of the law in the restaurant sus pected the man and the grip immedi- w ately and decided to keep a watch j for results. On lifting the bag It was ! found to be heavy. After sniffing if one sleuth declared it contained beer J bevood a doubt, while the other held cs out strongly for wine. When the own-, er returned he was immediately pu* under arrest. "What have you in that j grip" asked the officer, and trembling I ly the man returned "Only Booze." T. j whereupon he opened his baggage wilingly and out hopped a little pup py who answered to the name. j Religious Awakening in if ever reT | Ta i began in the M?thcdi 3 t church under the leader 'ship of the Kelly Brothers. The time, of these evangelists being lim ited they could spend only two weeks here, but they were successful in Opelousas - - The people of Opelousas and vicin îl - v bava been blessed with a spiritual ! awakening such as has not come to ! this immediate section in many a day, Î drawing unusually large crowds an 1 ' -------------— - — in creating considerable religious en- thusiasm. Two monster meetings for men only were held in the court house on Sunday afternoons. At the last one, standing room was at a pre mium. After an iutermission of a week tbe Baptists began a meeting which cc . nt j nue( i ftwo weeks. The pas tQr Rev D R . PeV oto, led in the meeting and did the preaching, and tbe s < ng i ng was conducted by Rev. E R Denny 0 f t he Baptist Bible In The church stitute, New Orleans. wa3 trow ded with .enthusiastic hea. Monday night, all stand ing room was taken and many wait ed on the out side and some went away because they could not get in the church. There were about one hundred new members added to the two churches during the meeting, and many old ones renewed their vows, and a geu ers at each evening service. The re- ; vival spirit constantly deepened as the meeting progressed. When the eral spiritual uplift has come to the community, Two features of the meeting were '-»«t of the ordinary and deserves spe citl mention. One was the cottage prayermeetings. There were tw< ^ f these each afternoon except on urdays. The revival tide ran high at each prayermeeting and several were | converted in them. The other feature was the daily Bible reading content between the children and the grown- j ups. almost 4000 chapters were read during the last two weeks of the meeting. The children won by lu6 TWO SPLENDID OPENINGS - that the —--- CIVIL SERVICE OFFERS Announcement if made c j vR service commission will held an exam } nat i on Q f applicants for the posi t j on spec i a i agent for the treasury (j epa rtment, applications for the same tc be rece j V ed up to August 1, next. The po gR j on payg from $1,800 to $3, 000 per year. Full information as to qualifications and places of examina tion can be obtained by applying to thg ciyü commission at Wash ington, D. C. j The position as Scientific assistant in marketing, given out under a com petitive examination of the civil ser vice pays from $1,320 to $1.620 per year, and a special examination to fill the place or places will be held on R -, uge Lake Charles, Monroe, New Iberia, New Orleans and Shreveport. and full details and blank forms can serv}ce c be obtained by applying to the civil at Washington, DECISION MADE BY Ü. S. LABOR BOARD - RAILROAD LABOR BOARD ORD ERS ABROGATION OF NATION AL AGREEMENTS Chicago. 111.—National agreements defining working condiitons for em p] oye s on all American railroads for m erly under the federal railroad ad ministration were Thursday ordered abrogated, effective July 1. 1921, by t h e United States railroad labor board. -pke board called upon the officers and g y g tem organizations of employes of eac b road to select representatives "t 0 confer and decide" as much o' t he rules to controversy as possible. Buc b conferences shall begin at the! ea -iiest posible date, the decision sa ! !. Vv'aite the decision did not specifical- , j y say SOi members of the beard said that all disputes as to rules and work conditions aut0 maticaiiy were re j ng f erre d back to Individual conferences between each individual road and its employes. This method of procedure bad been sought by railroads, where as the labor side favored a national conference between representatives of aR roa ds and all unions, The decision affected all railroad employes except those on train serv- ic ew ho are under separte agree- men t s between individual railroads and the four big brotherhoods. in connection with the conference negotiations, the board laid down a get sixteen principles which are . 0 se rve as a foundation for any rules w hlch may be agreed to in the confer-1 ence . The present general rules hear-J j ng before the labor board, which has j been in progress since January 10 1 w jn continue until both sides have : ?cm pleted their testimony, following which the board "will promulgate such rules as It determines just and rea sonable as soon after July 1, 1921. cs it i3 reasonably possible, and will make them effective as cf July l.j 1921." The sixteen principles outlined i»y j the board were drawn up by Henry j T. Hunt of the public group and up- j held the right of employes to organize for lawful purposes, the right of em-j ployes to negotiate, through represen side, the decision said, and employes' representatives should have the right to make an agreement applying to all employe* in the craft or ckxss of the representatives. -- tatives of their own ch o o s in g , the right of seniority and the principles of the eight-hour day. It was speci fled that "eight hours" work must be given for eight hours' pay. Espion age should not bo practiced by either RICE FARMERS SELLING FAST CROP MOVING OUT OF WARE HOUSES AT RAPID RATE PRICES, HOWEVER, LOW Buyers and graders were bU3y £^1 last week and the first of this week buying and grading rice bought in several sections of St. Landry. As fast as bought the grain is loaded in to car 3 and is shipped to mills. Prices are very poor and do not near meet the expense of production, but the producers seem determined ta dispose _ of the crop before further deteriora tion and save themselyes financially as much as possible. According to grade, the price ranges from about j $1.50 to slightly over $2 per standard barrel of 168 pounds. The by-products in the milling pays the expenses cf such work, according to the state ments of men who are experienced in ; that line - S. A. Irving and H. L. Clements have been visiting such places as Law tell. Port Barre. Leonville and Begg and buying and grading rice bought they state that within a short time from farmers in those localities and they state that within a short time there will not be any left in the hands of the local farmers. Dr Elmer T. Clark, noted author and writer, and who is deeply interest Not Keeping Step. ed In the Christian education move menl of tbe m. E. church, south, stat ed publicly: "But aren't we educat ing now?" In a sense yes. And in a sense no. We have some great coll- eges an( j have laid the foundations for two great universities. Our edu cat f 0 nal history is glorious; we have out from our schools some of the greate3 t men of the nation. But Me; are by n0 means keeping step In the j wor h 0 f Christian education with the , p 3 Ce 0 f tbe world; we are not by all! means meeting the demand that is upon us in this re gard." To Install Optical Parlor R. Mornhinveg & Son are install j ng a fi rst . c lass optical parlor in addi tJon to lheir jewelry st0 re. The work shop u bsing moved further j bapk and the place u being fixed up tQ date wRb BeaV2r board, in ivory go j d> correspond with the rest Qf tbg fj xture3 Mr. L. H. Mornhinveg, junior mem ber of the firm, recenity purchased aR the up . t(yda te optical instruments, counting 0 f the Opthalmometer, j>jj rometert Opthalmoseope and Retln oscope, and will be assfstéd in the w>rk of testing the eyes by E. J. Chachere, who is also a registered ; optometerist. A girl with a new engagement ring seldom appears to be ashamed of her hands. , The 4ale of 1 a clo$ wi éh a moral j 1 : j j j (2 Air-Tight Tin» of 80 Amk your dealer to » h am yso tha new raetwnt tin • of SO Chaaior fialda. A compact, con venient and abaolutaly AIR-TIGHT packing — tha cigarettea keep freak indefinitely. THERE*8 AN old gag. • • • THEY USED to pull. • • • SO OLD that nowadays. # * ». PEOPLE THINK it's new. • • • ABOUT THE man who had. TO 8HOOT his dog. • • * AND A friend asks. • • • "WAS THE dog mad?" * • # AND THE first guy. • • • SAYS, "WELL, he wasn't SO DANG well pleased." • • • AND A chap told me. THAT THIS described. • • » SOME SMOKES he'd tried, • • • THEY DIDN'T exactly. * # • MAKE HIM mad. * * ♦ BUT HE wasn't. 80 VERY well pleased. OF COURSE that was. MY CUE to slip him. • • * A REAL cigarette. • • • AND AFTER he'd taken. • • • A GOOD pull or Two. ♦ • • INTO HIS constitution. ♦ • • HE GRINNED and said. "THE ONLY way these. • * • WILL EVER make you mad. IS THE way. YOUR FRIENDS eat 'em up. ff « • I ÖNLY hope you're got • * • A COUPLE of packs. • • • FOR THEY sure. DO SATISFY." • * • 'OU'LL enjoy Chesterfields. There's something in their mild smoothness that goes right to the spot Choice tobaccoe, Turkish and Domestic—a blend that literally can't be copied—a special moisture-proof wrapper for their extra protection—on every count, Chesterfields "satisfy. * « 0 cigarettes Liggett Sc Myers Tobacco Co. ' ... . I „in « ..... ■ !■*. ■ ■ ■ I « ■—! St. Landry's'Leading Men'« and Boy»' Stone SHIRTS A New Manhattan For Summer Wear Here's a red hot novelty for young men ; made of birds-eye cloth in the new collar attached button down model in solid colors of blue, green and orange. Just the sort of shirt to wear with the light weight suit and straw hat ; in has that real "summery" look and you'll get real summer comfort out of it. All sizes and sleeve-lenghths— $3.50 Knit neckwear to harmonize; in the new narrow shapes— $1.00 to $1.75 The Quality Shop Established 1900 3s5 3s5 NOTICE The regular annual meeting of the stockholders of the Jacobs News De pot C-)., will be held at the office of the company on Tuesday, May 10th, 1921 between the hours of 4 and 5 p m. for the purpose of electing a board of directors for the ensuing year. AARON JACOBS, President. J. F. DBZAtJCHE, Sedretary. apr 27 2t. DOST—Gold chain and scapula, be tween Leonville and Port Barre on road along Bayou Teche. Reward of $5.00 will be paid for return of same. DAVIS WALTERS, apr 27 It Opelousas, La. Buying Velvet Beans Marksville. La.—Farmers of Avoy elles were assisted by agent F. A. Swann this week in obtaining sever al hundred bushels of velvet beans and in marketing several hundred bushels of .cowpeas. Mr. Swann says that 'the farmers are paying more at tention to sanitary measures and the use of vaccine. Rotariaas Assist Rally Alexandria, La.—The Alexandria rotary I club has pledged its support and cooperation in making club rally day. May 14, a success, writes B. W. Baker, assistant agent In Rapides .parish. Mr. Baker says that indica tions are that there will be at least three hundred club members to at tend the rally.