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J. A. Haas, President. L. T. Castille, Cashier.
J. .1. Thompson, Vice-Pres't. Leopold Simon, Ass't Cashier H. D. Larcade, Jr. Ass't Cash. A. A. Anding, Ass't Cashier TilE 1 St. Landry State Bank of Opelousas, La. INVITES YOUR ACCOUNT Unexcelled facilities for the handling of your business. Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits . . $244,333.90. 3%--Paid on Time Certificates of Deposit--3% DIRECTORS: J. A. aas, Jos. H. Boagnl, i I. . chtensteln J J. Thompson, Samuel Daas, Chas. F. Boagnl. Don't Suffer! "I had been tsoubled, a little, for nearly 7 yeas," writes Mrs. L. Fincher, in a letter from Peav-, Ala., "but I was not tAken down, until March, when I went to bed and had to have a doctor. He did all he could for me, but I got no better. I hurt all over, and I could not rest. At last, Itried Cardul, and soon I began to improvt. Now I am in very good health, and able to do all my housewort." C TAK TAhe ARD U-I woman-T You may wonder why Cardul is so sucesful, after other remedies have failed. 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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 Limited. Opelousas - Louisiana Life May End To-day Why not protect those you Love by by Leaving them a iPea,- Mutual Life Insurance Policy get data on our special ; 19 Year Pay Policy 1.E..::H ALEY, Local Agent O--..'wi-.. - - Louisiana. ·. :'i,.-; ·; ' ~ . .. . " . " : . ,. BALTIMORE IS TItE HISTORIC DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION CITY Washington, D. C., June 26. The convention which opened at Baltimore last Tuesday was the twenty-first national assemblage of the democratic party, while the one just held in Chicago is only the fifteenth republican national gathering. But the democratic party surpasses the republican party in age much more than this difference would indicate. Born in the bank con troversy of 1791, christened by Jefferson, its founder, in 1792, and strengthened in the division among the people which Wash ington's neutrality proclamation at the beginning of the Anglo French war in 1798 caused, the democratic party passed its cen tennial mark more than a decade ago. But the history of the party's conventions dates back only to 1832, in which year the national delegate convention method of nominating candidates for pres ident and vice-president was adopted. T he first national democratic convention was held on May 12, 1832, at Baltimore, adopted two rules which have guided the actions of all subse quent conventions. One of these provided that the dele gates, when so instructed, should cast the votes of their states as a unit, and the other that no can didate should be nominated with out a two-thirds' majority. An drew Jackson was nominated for president and Martin Van Buren for vice president. They were elected. The second national demo cratic convention met on May 2, 18.6, also at Baltimore, and nominated Martin Van Buren for president. and Richard K. Johnson for vice president. The ticket was successful in the sub sequent election. The third convention, held on May 5, 1840, at Baltimore, re nominated Van Buren, but named no candidate for vice president; leaving that to the several states. It also put for ward the first complete platform ever adopted by the party. Pamts of this platform were in corporated into the deliverance of every national democratic con vention prior to the civil war, and its leading ideas have re appeared in many of the party nlatforms of the last 50 years. In 1844 the national democratic convention again assembled in Baltimore. Van Buren had a majority.of the instructed dele gates for his nomination. James K. Polk was a candidate for vice president. Unfortunately for Van Buren he was not on the popular side in regard to the burning question of the annexa tion of Texas. Again the two thirds rule was introduced, and assured Van Buren's defeat. After a three days' struggle the nomination was given to Polk In the convention of 1848, also in Baltimore, took place the first of the great "walk outs" in dem ocratic national assemblages, the others being in 1860 and 1896. The party in New York was di vided into two hostile factions. T h e national convention at tempted to patch up a truce be tween them by admitting the delegations which each chose, allowing,each to cast half the votes. The result was that the faction whose choice was defeat ed indignantly withdrew from the convention. Lewis Cass of Michigan was named for presi dent and William 0. Butler of Kentucky for vice president. This ticket was defeated by Tay lor and Fillmore, Whigs. Franklin Pierce of New Hamp shire, a "dark horse" whose name had not been publicly men tioned as a candidate, won the presidential national democratic convention held in Baltimore in 1852. William R. King of Ala bama was nominated for vice president, but did not live to fill the office. The convention which met at Cincinnati, on June 2, 1856, lasted four days and resulted in the nomination of James Buchan an of Pennsylvania for president and John C. Breckenridge of Kentucky for vice president. The most fateful convention which was ever held in the United States was that which opened-at Charleston, S. C., on April23, 1860, which lasted ten days and took 57 unavailing bal lots, and which split the party into a northern and southern section, each of which had a sep arate convention in another place and put up a ticket of its own. One faction named Steph en A. Douglas of Illinois and Herschel V. Johnson of Georgia, while the other nominated John C. Breckenridge of Kentucky and Joseph Lane of Oregon. Both were defeated at the polls by Abraham Lincoln and Han nibal Hamlin, republicans. The main purpose for holding the democratic national conven tion which met in Chicago on August 30, 1864, was to prevent the party organization from go ing wholly to pieces. The con vention adopted a platform which declared the war a failure and nominated Gen. George B. McClelland of New Jersey for president and George H. Pen dleton of Ohio for vice presi dent. Only 'three states ratified the convention's action. In the convention of 1868, the only one ever held in New York, Horatio Seymour of New York was named for president and F. P. Blair of Missouri for vice president. This ticket was easily beaten by the republican ticket of Grant and Colfax. In 1872 the convention of democrats was held at Baltimore. It accepted Horace Greeley, the nominee of the seceding element of the republican party, and named B. Gratz Brown of Missouri for vice president, but the regular republicans in that year repeated their victory of 1868. In their convention of 1876, in St. Louis, the democrats nomi nated their strongest and ablest man, Samuel J. Tilden of New York, with Thomas A. Hendricks of Indiana for vice president. They came within one vote in the electoral college of electing their ticket. Since 1876 the national con ventions and nominees of the democratic party have been as follows: In 1880, at Cincinnati, Gen. Winfield S. Hancock of Pennsyl vania for president and William H. English for vice president. 1884, at Chicago, Grover Cleve land of New York for president and Thomas A. Hendricks of Indiana for vice president. 1888, at Chicago, Gro ver Cleveland of New York for pres ident and Allen G. Thurman of Ohio for vice president. 1892, at Chicago, Gro ver Cleveland of New York for pres ident and Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois for vice president. 1896, at Chicago, William J. Bryan of Nebraska for president and Arthur Sewall of Maine for vice president. 1900, at Kansas City, William J. Bryan of Nebraska for presi dent and Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois for vice president. 1904, at St. Louis, Alton B. Parker of New York for presi dent and Henry G. Davis of West Virginia for vice president. 1908, at Denver, William J. Bryan of Nebraska for president and John W. Kern of Indiana for vice president. URiGS. T H E PROPER FINANCING OF THE FARMERS. It has been many years since the southern cotton farmers be gan to complain of the lack of money and system in the market ing of the cotton crop. There men had little knowledge of finance and banking, but they knew something was wrong and they began to discuss measures and plans which would make the farmer a more independent seller, says the Beaumont enter prise. That was the end aimed at in the early days of southern farmers' organizations and it is the end aimed at to-day by farm ers throughout the entire coun try. Many impracticable plans have been proposed and many failures have been recorded, but discussion has continued and to day not only farmers but great bankers and business men are giving serious attention to the matter of providing the farmer with a credit system comparable to that enjoyed by merchants and other business men. "We are," said Prof. Edwin Kammerer of Cornell University to the New York Bankers' asso ciation, "an agricultural coun try, yet we are almost entirely without agricultural credit. The farmer is almost the only man in the country who does a big business on a cash basis. The most valuable work the bankers of this state could do would be to encourage short-time loans to farmers. Soon or late the farmer will be financed and he will not be com pelled to sell his product at the buyer's price or pay suicidal rates for money to hold for bet ter prices. The problem of sup plying cash and credit for agri cultural development is being studied by the federal govern ment, by influential bankers and by the farmers themselves. Myron T. Herrick has been sent by our government as am bassador to France largely for t h e purpose of furthering a project now being considered here to establish a land bank, or rather a country-wide series of land banks, which will provide farmers with funds at low inter est. "Enlightened self-interest lies back of all these efforts to help the farmer," says the Fo r t Worth Record. "The farmer himself wants to increase his production and his profits. If he can botrow cheapiy he can buy land 'and liveiock aand await a favorable market for setting. The" governimet is tnterested 'rnmnarily in increasing the vol ume of production and improv ing the social condition of the agricultural classes. Bankers want an enlarged market for safe loans, and all are interested in promoting the prosperity of all classes. "The eyes of the world are upon the farmer and his prob lems are receiving more thought ful consideration now than ever before. The time is not far dis tant when some of the results of this universal discussion and in quiry will become apparent and agriculture will become apparent and agriculture will again be come a profitable as well as an honorable calling." Sowing Rice on the Water. Natchez, Miss., June 24. Planting rice from a bateau is the method now used by several planters from Junks Mill, La., where the water is still six inches deep. It is expected by the rice planters that rice will take root when the water leaves the ground. This method is be ing used by a great many plant ers in the inundated section. A Texas View. We take the following from the Beaumont Enterprise: "The Good Government Leaguers of New Orleans who made so much noise in Governor Hall's interest last spring are now making equally as loud a noise over the division of the pie. During the campaign they had a great deal to say about the multiplicity of office holders with which Louis iana is afflicted, the presumption being that their fight was mainly for a reduction in the number of what they called public sinecures. Now that the candidate for gov-1 ernor they supported is in, they are storming him with applica tions for the jobs they, earlier in the year, referred to as being superfluous, instead of suggest ing their abolition. Oh, you reformers!" The Peoples State Dank -- I I OF oPELOUSAS. LA. CAPITAL STOCK $30,000. OFFICERS: David Roos, President. Samuel Haas, Vice-President. Leon S. Haas, 2nd Vice-President. Lawrence Larcade, Cashier. N. M. Childs, Ass't Caehier. SBOARD OF DIRECTORS: David Roos Samuel Haas J. A. Haas Leon S. 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