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OPELOUSAS. -- LOUISIANA. RAILROADS: Frisco, Southern Pacific and Ope lousas Gulf and Northeastern. PROFESSIONAL COLUMN AI.. J erler, B. B. S. EL . Bercler, . D. 3. Bercier & Bercier Resident Dentists 'liles fPmne 237 Residenre Phone 50-171 Dr. J. A. Shaw DENTIST State Bank. Oice Phaoe 128. Residence Phone 329. Dr. A. J. Perrault DENTIST Room 14 Saizan Building Opelousas -- Louisiana DS. Z. T. YOUNG PHYSICIAN and SURGEON Office: Rooms 10 & 11 Saizan Bldg -Poesn Office 126. Residence 9l Dr. A. J. Strange Physician and Surgeon Opelousas, La. s- 31i- dise,5665 i. St. Phone 175 eflu, altam Beltidleg. Phase 16 R. M. HOLLIER Parish Surveyor A I'" .. 5. 131 o1 Landry St. The Boll Weevil Is Passing Away and Old King Cotton is coming back. Ginners, get ready for the return of prosperity by putting in new outfits or bringing your old ones up-to-date. CONTINENTAL Ginning Machinery is what you need in either case-it is used by successful money-making ginners all over the cotton world. Let us quote you prices at once. We want to send you our catalogue, address Continental Gin Co. Birmingham - Alabaman Opeiousas Ice & Bottling Works, - *1ANAUA4l '"IREIRt 4P ice and Carbonated Drinks Pron pure dicstilled Artesian water is ready to 1111 all orders in any qouantltes desired. Prices furnished on application. Correspond *bPEEl.i0TlAr . I.a. 4. . n ste t a. ,... -WE OFFER FOR , Cured Hides In Good Condition 11 CENTS ' Meat Market Viee.~El aePr ea to Parties Who Large j Quantity of Hides to Sell SfQr Prices at Any Timer ." L in: BANKS: St. Landry State, Peoples States, Opelousas National, Planters Na tional, Union Bank & Trust Co. J. J. NAFF Room 5 Saizan's Building Civil Engineer and Surveyor City Engineer Opelousas. Phone 334. Residence Phone 235 Carlin & Hinckley Machinists and Engineers Machinery Repaired Cotton Gins and Automobiles our SPECIALTY FOR SALE: Gasoline Engines, Corn Shellers, Feed Grinders. Shop W. Landry Street. Opelousas Louisiana JEJAN INAVI DEALER IN All kinds of Fruits and Vegetables. Also Oystera. Shoemaking and Repairing a Specialty. P. 0. Box 214, Landry St., near Bayou Tesson. Joseph Lassalle GROCERIES GLASSWARE ETC . . .... Landry Street Albert Clary DEALER IN STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES Phone 99 T, GEORGE CHACHERE ARCHITECT Registered Patent Attorney. Blue Prints Furnished at Short Notice. MONEY to .LOAN ON EASY TERMS Land for sale or rent, Addresa Cap. V. W. Boagni P. O. BOX 847 KANSAS CITY, MO. CHAMP CLARK ONE OF T BEST EDUCATED MEN . IN. CONGRESS. Speaker Champ Clark is one of the best educated men in Con- t gress. His wonderfully stored i mind is the marvel of his col leagues. Few men in public life have so wide a knowledge of his tory, literature, languages and the sciences. The Speaker does not parade his knowledge, but when he talks, he can entertain his listeners for honrs. Itmakes i no difference what subject is suggested, the Speaker can dis cuss it at length. t Champ Clark had to work for his education. It was a hard road he traveled to success, but t it was sure. Like Lincoln, his thirst for knowledge began early. His biography in the Congres sional Directory said he was edu cated in the common schools, the Kentucky University, Bethany 2 College and the Cincinnati Law School. In 1873-74 Mr. Clark t was President of Marshall Col lege, West Virginia, and for twenty-two years held the record I for being the youngest college President in the United States. I His first college experience was I in his home State, at the Ken tucky University. He had to work his way through that col lege by doing janitor work and performing .other duties. He had no money to spend and what books he read, outside of the college text books were loaned him. With an insatiate desire to get knowledge, he longed to possess some books of his own selection. Toward the end of his first term at the Kentucky Uni versity, Champ received the first remittance from his Father. It was $5, and the elder Clark in formed his boy that he sent it to pay the boy's stage fare home. $5 was a whole lot of money to the young man. He would have liked to do what other boys did, and ride to his home, but his love of books was so strong that he decided he would walk home, si'ty miles, and spend his $5 for ten volumes of poems. So with the books under his arms, Champ set out on his journey home. It took him two days to cover the sixty miles. When he got to his father's house, he had to get to work, but he found time to read the ten volumes of poems. This was the beginning of his educa tion. IWHAT ABOUT OUR RURAL SCHOOLS? Exclusive of the city of New Orleans, seventy-five percent of the children of the State enrolled in, any school at all attend rural schools. While conditions are good in some of them, :and;~ considerably improved ingmany more, yet, as compared with 'town and city schools: 1st-The buildings average less than half as good; 2nd-The teachers are approx imately only two-thirds as well qualified; 3rd-The furniture, apparatus and equipment are hardly one-third as adequate; 4th-The term is but three fourth as long; 5th-There is no time, equip ment or special ability among the teachers to in struct in industrial sub jects valuable to rural children; and 6th-0 ne teacher attempts (attempts only) to teach four times as much sub ject matter. Besides, these schools are handicapped by. many other things from which the town and city schools are free. .Remember that these state ments are based upon the best available statistics, and that thq conditions apply to three-fourths of the.children of Louisiana, with the exception noted. , SThe, future wealth and pros perity of this state depend upon the development of our wonder-l ful agricultural and commercial osshidites; these, in turn, de-i iaprd epon the increased intelli country, town and city alike de pend upon efficient rural educa tion. These are facts which we must admit. The improvement of rural schools requires more m o n e y (items 1-2-3-4-5,) and upon their re-organization (item 6.) We must have better buildings, bet ter trained teachers, more and better equipment, longer terms and industrial work that will awaken children to the unde veloped resources about them. We must have these things with out waiting until town and city schools get eveything they may need. We mnst develop trained intelligence in the field where it comes in direct contact with the undeveloped wealth and poten tial prosperity which we may all enjoy. It is no longer a senti ment; it is a business proposi tion. Further, we must discontinue a practice which no business man or farmer would tolerate: that of permitting small rural schools to attempt to teach the entire cur riculum for which the high school demands seven highly trained teachers, laboratories, and ex pensive equipment; we must operate these schools on business principles. School authorities and country people are waking up from a long, painless sleep over these matters. A stimulative fund of one hundred thousand dollars dis tributed in a way to affect the organization of rural schools would' result in half a million dollars worth of improvement. Rural people would gladly raise several dollars themselves for every one received from another source; perhaps no other expendi ture would bring so great re turns. Do we believe rural school coii ditions are right because they have existed thus for so long? Does the wealth, prosperity and general welfare of the whole state depend pirimarily upon the intelligence of our rural people? These are questions involved in a consideration of the rural school. Such schools provide the only educational means for most of our 'youth, they are stunted in development, deficient in every important element con tributing to efficienicy, yet funda mentally the most necessary and important type of school in the state, generating or retarding the factors essential to state wide prosperity And greatness. C. J. BROWN, State Supervisor of Rural Schools, Natchitoches, La. Triplet Girl Babies. "Yesterday morning a colored woman hailing from Vermilion parish, created considerable in terest in front of the court house door, where she was showing a triple of girl babies born of the I woman in whose charge they were," says the New Iberia En terprise. "The most interesting feature of the triplets was the fact that two of the children were perfectly white, while one bore the semblance of a dark mulatto. The children were in telligent looking and seem to be in perfect health, all using the -bottle." . Kissed By First Lady of the State. From an article appearing in the New Orleans' States of the .inauguration of Governor Hall we clip the following paragraph: Immediately after the cere .monies on the capital lawn, the governor was embraced by Mrs. I Hall, who planted an affectionate kiss on his cheek in full view of rthe crowd. As the governor was released from the arms of the chief lady of the State, he was quickly embraced by his pretty young daughter, Clara, who following the example of Mrs. Hall, gave her father a loving hug which brought forth cheers from the crowd. S NOTIC~E. Public notice is hereby given. thaitappltcation will 'be made at the next session of the Louisiana General Assembly for a new charter for the Cityof Opelousas, apI6 E.L I LOEB. MIRRORS.---Get your old- iir .rors resilvered by A. Moory, 424 jW. Landry St. may 18-4t I R b-My-Tiem will cure yog. : -.4i JACOBS News Depot COMPANY SELLS Watermans FOUNTAIN PENS Whitings Writing Paper 1. G. SMITH 1 BROS. Type Writers Websters Ribbons & Carbons GOODYEAR RUBBER BANDS SHAW-WALKER. SECTIONETTES DICK Safe Cabinets SPALDINGS BATS and BALLS DENISONS Tags and Tickets Lundstorm Book Cases Moons Offcle DeSks Wernicke Letter Files STAFFORDS .Inks and Paste BULL DOO Playing Cards B and P Loose Leaf and Blank Books Con-Hocking Sale Checks We Also Carry A Big Line of POST CARDS STATIONARY Office Supplies and can furnish any ADVERTISING you may need Send For Our Cata log And Prices On Your Wants We ell to "M ER CHANTS- Small Quantities Wholesale Prices WI WILL SllOW YOU SHIRTS SUM-R-SHIRTS SUM-R-NOT'I WE HAVE THE KIND THAT R Made up in negligee, laundered collars attached and detached. Other Shirts with collars to match in Pongee, Madras and Percals. Prices 50c to $1.00 MAN HATTAN: The Shirt of all Shirts-Complete line in all styles. i Price Only $1.50 to $2.00 Men and Boys, buy your shirts from M. Winsberg "THE RELIABLE CLOTHIER" Opelousas Louisiana:' Do it Now Screen Your Home Hotel, Soda Water Stand, Confectionary Stores, Baker and Barber Shops. AND Buy Your Screens or Galvanized Screen Wires FROM Saint Landry Lumber Company Lnihsi Opelousas - Louisiana FANS! FANS!! FANS!! We Fix Your Old .One Or Sell You A New One ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR or ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES IVANS BROS. (C. H. EVANS, Manager.) Corner Northand court Street. :'Ph& No7 A. C. SKILE LUMBER! LUMBER! :i ALL Building Material PHONE 286. -- OPELOUSAS, Ladies! Ladies? FOR Toilet Articles AND Necessary Household Articles Such as French Perfumes; Tooth Powders, Toilet Soaps , GO TO : Shute's Drug Storew: "THE REXALL STORE" Opelousas I Louisiana A1\TN+- I'TeLLS. X(t'be sp aril K ,tni.(' . .f. ,r n -I,,-,k. . . * When The Doctor Sea ii bring a prescription to t .;b -- nmariay he knois that hieefo ~~ not be thwarted either b-i drugs ,r inaccurate cw We have a reputation samotl 'iiian ftor perfect work. You can take their aJ authoritative and b pre.criptiofs here to b I There's a reaon.. Phone 1i6/ -