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Having secured the agency of the
FORD Automobilies, we are pre
pared to supply the trade with
these machines as follows, to-wit:
Ford Model T. Fore-Door
Touring Car, 5 passenger-4 Cylinder Csn
20 Horsepower car. F. O. B. Detroit ~,UU.
Ford Model T. Torpedo
Run-about, 2 passenger-4 Cylinder- 20 eon
horsepower car. F. O. B. Detroit 9UU.
Ford Model T. Commercial
Roadster 3 passenger--4 Cylinder--20 $590
horsepower car. F. O. B. Detroit IJU
Each car is equipped with extension
top, automatic brass windshield, speed
ometer, two 6 inch gas lamps, genera
tor three oil lamps, horn and tools.
A full line of repairs will be kept on
hand at Joseph Bordelon's hardware
For further particulars apply to
or L. J. DOSSMANN.
Agents for St. Landry and
Opelousas. - Lauislana.
Only 10 Days
To get rid of
Coopers Well Hotel
Coopers Well Water
For Booklet Write
A. D. SPENGLER
Raymond. - Mlississippi
Before buying your ticket
call on the agent of the Frisco
1,ines for routes, rates, and
an y other information relative
t,, your journey.
O. G. & N. E. Railway
All passenger and, freight Sche
Sdules previous to the overflow
have been resumed.
ir In connection with the T & P we
-are furnishing excellent freight
and passenger service.
ABOUT LOUISIANA ANDST. LANDRY
From Texas & Pacific Quarterly.
TIlHE IMPEfiIAL PARIS'H
OF SAINT LANDRY
This parish has a population of
66,661 and is located in South
western Louisiana, and has an
historical record that we would
like to reproduce here but space
forbids. Some writer has said:
"It is the land of enchanting
scenery. of beautlful bayous,
'glassy lakes and h:bys, of splei
did prairies and noble forests,
the land of flowers, beauty and
T~Dl~ " T ·- thtltpnnn 0^0
' ?~il ~' s y j"ý,. f 2 ýx nStckFrmner plosai
old "~ouster"l' came veryc lse to
the m:: r...
Lo. 'fello;v described this sec
tion of the which is located or.
Atchafalaya River, 'a navigable
stream for 100 miles. In de
scribing the territory he states:
"Welcome once more to a home,
that is better purchased than
the old one;
Here no hungry Winter congeals
our blood like the river;
Here no stoney ground provokes
the wrath of the farmer;
Smoothly the ploughman runs
through the soil, as a keel
through the water.
All the year round the orange
groves are in blossom; and the
More in a single night than a
whole Canadian Summer.
Beautiful is the land with its
prairies and forests of fruit
Under the feet a garden of
flowers, and the bluest of
Bending above and resting its
dome on the walls of the*
'hey who dwell there have named
it the Eden of Louisiana. "
In 1805, when the territory of
)rleans was divided, on,. : the
erritoriei named was the i ..,
A LNv'.iRY H ~OM N.bEAR GPLGU 'E INCT L.PZ.Y AL
of Opelousas. In 1807 the Par
ish of St. Landry was substi
tuted for the County of Opelou
Opelousas has a population of
4,623 and is 64 feet above the
The mean temperature of the
parish in Janua:'y is 49.6 de
grees, while in July it is 80.6 de
grees. The rainfall in January
is 4.15 inches, and in July 10.30.
There are 1,077,120 acres in the:
parish, 363.000 acr s of whichI
are irl cultivation, and the rum-;
ber of acres uncultivated is 724,
1a mr'e '1-,d I.t cnltivated
will proviier I160-aer afarms :o r
4.525 families, and couirting five
to the iamily: will give an in
crease of population, , t.:, .,ar
ish of 22,625, whcn, added to
the 66,691 which it now has,
would give the parish 89.286.
There are some 500,000 acres in
virgin forest, consisting mostly
hardwood with considerabl; ce y
press of something like 5,740.
000,000 feet of merchantable
timber. After removing this
timber there is no richer soil for
general agricultural purposes.
The formation oft thx.parish
is prairie, alluvial pine flats,
wooded low lands and bluffs,
which a r e exceedingly fertile
with very little waste. T he
State Drainage Boarti has already
drained the greater portion of
the swamp and low lands. The
cut-over timber lands can be pur
chased at from $10.00 to $25.00
per acre and the timber lands
from . 20.00 to $560.00 per acre;
while the improved lands range
in price from from $30.00 to
$100.00. The soil will produce
large yields, of 9otton, corn,
oats, rice, sugar cane, sorghum,
alfalfa, red clover, 'imothy, as
well as other hays, tobacco, po
tatoes, strawberries, truck, pea
_,uts, `'mp, Satsu mv' oranges
and figs. There is no better
pecan country than this section,
where you can find nice groves
of pecans that are yielding hand
some revenues to the owners.
Since the advent of the boll
weevil a great increase in the
production of sugar cane has
already been noted.
Opelousas has an experimental
farm from which the newcomer
can secure desired information
along agricultural lines.
That section of the parish
along the river front is producing
an extraordinary tonnage of
sugar cane. Dr. Str-inz.'. on ,ist
p!an:ation near Melville, reports
53 tons to the acre, for which he
h:, rea:ized at least $3.50 per
to,. o;" .j20).00 per 'acre. Corn
, iels from 30 to 100 bishels per
acre.' Messrs. Littell & Roberts,
of Opelousas, produced 22 sacks
of rice per acre and received,
$3.00 per sack, or $69.00 per
acre. Cotton has produced as
much as two bales per acre, and,
in 1906, 76.000 bales were raised
in this parish..
Bermuda grass and J apan
clover are being extensively
raised, and, besides the hay,
makes a most excellent pasture.
Red clover is cut from five to six
times a season, white alfalfa is
cut from four to five times and
yields from two to three tons
,er acre. "*
In the Winter range stock fat`
ten on wild cane, acorns and hot
weed. Sheep, cattle, horses anrd I
hogs all do well, and the farmers 1
find a high priced market for alli
The parish has ten banks, 1
with $2,500,000 deposits. F in e
blooded horses, cattle and, hogs
are being introduced and iaised I
in the parish, as well as the bast
strain of poultry.
The Chinawood Stock Farm "
t'iis parish i- w'v-n' h in
="'E THI E.
OPELOUSAS NATIONAL BANK
w i THINK _:__
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SE4 i. OVE
HAt H" " ECKING
* dCCOUNjiHsEE IS
.M Roer TING .rou
w NEED EN IT WILL
MEAN' BECN IPT -
SHXfPEN'DD - A BET
'OF CARRYING C(M
Resources over - $300,000.00
MAKE OUR BANK
THE SOUTH'S O E COTLEGE
SCHOOL OFO BUSINESS." -
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Souh er Pacific
Can ff Rtes are In ttect ºrttlfS Trugt t.
SolmpI. Rates. are to EZel Josa tat t eptep her Uth SIR
oUR vXToO ". SAFETY and
OIL BlI1MNfsi iltutELS ggg
TANDARDi AND TOIST IS XPEB8
tEItr YATI(O..L ttA UFJTs C ARS
T'.r Full Iiiforninatiuno Apply to Your Loal Agt, or Write
- :4 FT fr. 1i. I tl C'I1 ýM spt}; Pa . Agt
i...e. Th.es New Orleaas
horse flesh alone, and there are
many 4)hebr stabls tf
Melville, at the juncti,n of the
main line of the Texas & Pacific
Railway and the 0. G. & N. E.
Railway, has a population of
1,093, is a fine. lit~tle business
town, and has excellent school-.
The priincipal industries a r e
hardwood sawmills, manufaetur
z p'ants, etc.
"' lands are ad-+~ . ** ri
The parish seat, Opel~as
has three railroads, v bfike
an elegant three-story hotel,, on.
mill, an ice factory, a: T
works and electric light p
a cotton compress, a brick :
cement plants, several ootte a
gins, Catholic, Baptist, '
ist, Episcopal and Presbytra
Churches, two newspapers, ,~a 2
1eral. wholesale establishments,
I two good public schools, beei4de
the female. Institute, Catholei
Convent, and other privat~
schools. This is a typical little
city of the old South, with .beaun
tiful grounds, handsome houses,
great varieties of flowers and:
the magnificent giant shade =
trees, all presenting an appear-_
ance that most forcibly strikesl
the nýwcomer as being a charm
ing pla.e in which to live. l
Volt Barre is located on ;the
Courtableau Bayou, a navigable
struam, and has a population of.
G)0, is surrounded by rich, bluff
and bottom lands and possesses
one of the largest hardwood mills
in the South. There are also:
two other large mills located in.
The parish is a sportman's par
adise when it comes to fishing
aind hunting. The fishing indus
try is of considerable magnitude
in this parish and is destined to
Dr. H. S. Joseph, formerly
from Illinois, a practioner in St,
andry parish since 1893, says:
'" do not think there is any
iner truck country than we
s:lve, and the soil is well adapted
icorn, potatoes, alfalfa, lespe
..cza, tobacco, broom corn, and,
in fact, anything you want to
"I consider this parish one of:
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