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J. A. l aas, Presidennt. L. T. Castille, Cashier.
J. J. 'Thompson, Vice-Pres't. Leopold Simon, Ass't Cashier
H. D. Larcade, Jr. Ass't Cash. A. A. Anding, Ass't Cashier
St. Landry State Bank
of Opelousas, La.
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A few Minutes With Local Sport
New Iberia appeared Sunday,
and while they opened by scar
ing Opelousas into near hysteria,
and played the best game seen
on the home grounds, it must be
said that they only "appeared."
The game was too much of a
pitchers' battle to arouse the
stands to enthusiasm that a swat
jest would, and they were a littie
dazed by seeing man after man
"ski" down his batting average,
as though said average were now
figured from the reverse and Mr.
Veltin's duties were far too num
erous and because of failure to
flag foul lines, a beautiftl repro
duction of the "mob scene" was
only spoiled by Umpire Isacks
reversing a decision in which he
had benched "Injun" for kick
ing the first base in the air as a
proteat agaiast the calling of his
beautiful drive down the first
base line a foul. New Iberia
played clean, aggressive ball and
the only criticism that could be
made was that the kicking after
the game about a decision which
they had accepted two innings
before as being all right. Just
another reason why the umpiring
should be handled at the plate.
The management of ths visitors
was of course equitable. The
pitching of Wallet great, and had
his back stop been familiar with
him, another story would have
The playing of center field
showed the possiblities of the
position, and he robbed the Bank
ers of two beautiful hits. The
G. O. M. saved the game once by
a beautiful running catch, but
that was the only card up his
sleeve. The "wee captain"
worked his underhand once too
often, but what's the difference?
Do the fans know half his skill
in getting "on?"
Three times in this game, by
his ability to get hit, wait 'em
out, and his scratch hit, badly
handled in the 10th scoring Toby
with the winning run. And
Brown, he fumbled a ball, with
runner coming to third just long
enough to tease said runner into
going home and then whipped a
perfect throw to "Injun," hav
ing it there by four feet. This
is the play that was criticised by
the visitors after the game.
With the exception of the
first basemen, Stewart and Leo
Larcade, this is about all the
people that engaged, aside from
the battery. "Injin" with a
badly damaged knee and a
"grouch" played with his old
time fight and go-get-um-ness.
"Toby." Wow! He gave up
two hits and tobaggoned-
into the hoped. He got a hit in
the third, and the "wee captain"
running for him, scored on a hit
by Leo Larcade, a youngster
from the second team that is the
only natural batter on the local
From knee to shoulder, they
all look alike-the fouled off more,
and Wallet worked harder to re
tire him than any man on the
team. He steps into the ball and
the Bankers would do well to
work him in every batting prac
tice, he will save many a game
next year as a pinch hitter.
But let's go back to the big
tent. Toby held the visitors run
less until the eighth, (though he
did fill up the bases by giving a
WITH THE WORLD OF WOMAN.
"Wouldn't you like to know
what he thinks of you?" one
woman asked another. They
had been talking of a sphinxlike,
and because silent, interest-pro
voking man. If he had talked
much the spell would probably
have been broken.
"No," replied the other, a
note of alarm in her voice. "Not
Yet .a little English woman,
who recently married the grand
son of Longfellow, tempted the
gods of discord by saying that
the ideal husband is frank. Rash
little woman who reconed with
Moods are mental weather.
Sometimes the sun of the spirit
>hines gloriously, and at suchi
hit, a pass and then slamming
the opposite backstop with a wild
throw in the first, with two
down) but the Bankers had
loafed too long, and they handled
the ball as if it was hot. Casey
startad and, and nearly every
man on the team trying for the
long distance throwing record.
They started in the air, but for
once Toby deserted by setting
down. The ninth was unevent
ful, though the visitors threath
ened Toby held them down dur
ing their half of the tenth and
the stands settled for a long
grind, but with two down Toby
drove out a hit, stole second and
the "wee cap." poked out a little
one and kept the players after
him tilliToby scored making Toby,
carry both runs over the plate in
the score book. All together it
was Toby. It was the best game
he ever handled and for the
pitcher to score the ouly two
runs in ten innings is proof pos
itive that it was some game.
Dejean and Veltin;
---- and Wallet.
Perrault, Isaqks and Woods.
Next Sunday Lafayette.
The rooters with the white
hats. Oh! Where were they???
The management would do
well to whiten the base lines.
Someting should be done to
those that have stolen the tim
ber from the bleechers.
Umpire Isacks and "Injun"
had a run, in which "Injun"
had a fine chance to loaf on the
Everything wore the color of
grey to "Injuu" Sunday. He
was on the war path, and he
slipped from the Bunny hug to
war dance with all the ease of a
Now, Messrs. and Madames
"Fan," it is up to you to turn
out and support the team. The
best game of the year had one of
the poorest crowds. It was your
loss. That *game would 'have
done credit to any city.
Mrs. Buffirgton has joined the
New Iberia fans, but she is too 1
charming a looser to achieve 1
We have reserved one player for I
individual mention, a player that
works, that is always in the game
that never bates players or um
pires, and a player for the love
of the game. He handles his
position as well as the opening i
player on any team, :he bolsters I
up in many ways, his less for- 1
tunate team mates and while the '
bankers do not know it, he is the
rack of their foundation. t
The fans, the team, are all in-'
debted to him and "Ump" trusts
that his tardy, acknowledgement
toward making amends to a play
er that gives so much, expecting
nothing, will offset any seeming
This tribute is earned by first
sacker Stewart by his clean sports
manship and all the other attri
butes which go to make up theY
gentleman that he is,
Note:-Mr. Stewart is a capi
talist, but "Ump" has paid his
tribute from the view points of a
:. - .- .- . _-" _,,,',,',_ . ,,
times it is safe to be frane. The
sunshine has irradiated and
beautified the landscape of facts.
But there be times when the sky
is overcast. Perhaps this mood
portends a downfall of rain, a
rattling of verbal thunber and
lightning. Or it may only be a
temporary eclipse of the sun of
good humor. But heaven spare
us absolute frankness at these
Maybe the little bride confused
terms. What she wished to say
may be, "The ideal husband is
truthful." Certainly no normal
woman wants lying answers to
those ancient, honorable ques
tions: "Where have'you.been?"
and "Why are yon iate?t' Hus
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bands do not like these questions,
They bore them. But the just
husband believes they are one of
the inescapable evils of married
life, and he gives answer more
or less truthful, according to
circumstances. The only man I
know who had the ha-dihood to
dispute his wife's right to ask
these questions, disputed also his
mother's, and he has been di
voreed, as he deserved.
Truthfulness may be construed
as an accurate answering of ques
tions but frankness as the volun
tary forcing of facts upon us.
If the bridegroom last week ac
quired by the hardy spirited
bride who has been quoted is
truthful he will answer reluc
tantly when she says: "Do you
think this frock is becoming?"
"Not quite so becoming as the
one you wore yesterday, dear."
But if he is frank he won't wait
for the question. He will say at
breakfast-that t r y i n g meal
which temperamental person eat
alone- "What's the matter with
that dress? You are looking
worse than I ever saw you."
In ten years she may say, "I
lost my fresh color when I came
to America. I'm dreadfully pale.
Don't you think so?" If he is
merely a truthful husband he
will answer: "You are a little
paler, dear. We must take a
run down the coast to freshen
you up." If he is a frank spouse 4
he will not wait for questions, 4
but will announce: "You're look- i
ing horribly faded. You're not
nearly as pretty as you were
when I married you." If the
bride is as spirited as a wife I
know, she will retort: "Do you
supnose you are the handsome
man I married?"
If he be simply truthful and
she, asks him if he thinks she has
paid too much for a rug he will
answer: "Maybe they did over
charge you." The frank man
will exclaim: "There is no end to
The truthful man, when begg
ed to tell her whether she is be
coming ' unbearable, answers:
"Your nerves are trifle, unset,
dear you need rest." The frank
man will rush into trouble with
the remark: "If I had known
what a bad temper you have I
would't have married you."
The truthful husband will
answer the inevitablepost-matki
monial question: "Do you love
me as much as you used to do?"
with "True love neveri changes." I
The frank man will not mince'
delicate matters. She will have "
no illusions when the conversa
tion with shim is ended, and, he
may have no wife.
It would be rather painful to
know what people think of us at
all times, their actual appraise
ment of us at the moment. Be
cause of their mood, or ours, we
might have a lower rating than
we would have received yester
day, or than that we will get to
The lightning flash of anger
might show us ourselves in a
way that we would never forgive
the speaker, and would be, hard
pressed to excuse in ourselves,
Moods are mighty, but their reign
is blessedly short.
Blessed be the man who invent
ed silence! In crises it has sav
ed bloodshed and spared broken
Many a critic: l situation has
been saved by enveloping it in
the blessed veil of silence, for
thoughts make no sound, and
there is always hope that they
Mark Twain inscribed on a
photograph I hav seen: "Truth
is-precious, let u-, economize it."
Doubtless he ha 1 suffered at the
hands of some volunteer of un
pleasantness who called himself
The word has some ugly,!jagg
ed rocks of fact. Life will be
more beautiful if we screen their
ugliness by paintipg flowers of
consideration about them. We
can at least refrain from brutal
ity in the same name- of frank
Chataignier, Sept. 3. - The re
cent rains have hurt the cotton
crop very much altho the young
rice has been benefitted.
Misses Louise and Emelia
Guillet went to Mamou to attend
the box supper last Saturday.
Mr. H. Currie, of Ville Platte,
accompanied by his little children
visited here last Sunday.
Mrs. N. Reed and son, Regile,
of Mamou, made a business trip
here last Saturday.
Mr. A. Lafleur and O. Guillary
left Monday for Texas and Ar
Messrs Sam Gardiner, Edward
and I. J. Guillory, of Ville Platte,
attended court here Saturday.
For Sale Cheap.
J. I. Chase Threshing machine
with wind stacker, seif-feeding
and band cut, good condition
used to thresh only about 2000
bags, capacity 400 bags per day
John P. Savant, Whiteville, La.
, ESTATE OF ERN.T Oh ACEJOaR
) No.- , Proa.te Pooket, 1 th I
traict Court, Parish of St. anr
B7virtueof at order of the
oouri of Louisiana, In and for
St. Landry, of date Augo. 3 . 1!1
scant to a commission of said
Sthereunder, there will be sa
uction, to the last anre highest
t the undersiuied admht latrrator, or
qual.fied auctioneer of this pa y
last residence of the deceased
ass, this patish, pa
Saturday, Oct. 8.6
at io'cooea. m., the followlag
one certasi lot of around wlt
buildlnp and mlprovement
aed Inthe pet. ,
scribed as oallowS, to-wlt: boo
north by theoý of Lucies
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And you need not b.reet
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pays a profit and the oz
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to the expense account.
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keep your mouth shut,"
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to any good druggist in 0
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and get a 25-cnt box of
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agent in Opelousas.