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-SEMI-ANNUAL STATEMENT -OF THE.CONDITION OF
THIE OPELOUSAS NATIONAL BANK
Of Opelousas, Louisiana, at the close of Business December 31st, 1920.
Loans and Dis., U. S. bonds, etc., ....$1,094,154.56 Capital stock .............-------.......................................-$ 50,000.00
Less re-discounts ........................ 104,835.31-$989,319.25 Surplus earned ..................................................... 100,000.00
Overdrafts ....... ......................... 1,745.16 Undivided profits ..............................$17,779.00
stock in Federal Reserve Bank ................................... 4,500.00 Unearned discounts .... ......................... 8,284.30- 26,063.30
Redemption fund .................................................... 2,500.00 Regular 8 per cent, semi-annual div ... 4,000.00
U. S. Bonds to secure circulation................................ 50,000.00 Extra 2 per cent d ividend.................... 1,000.00-- 5,000.00
Bank house, furniture and fixtures ............................ 20,000.00 Circulation ........ ........................................... 48,00.00
Cash on hand and with banks .................................... 185,257.48 Deposits ................... ............................................. 1,030,599.90
Discounts, earned but not collected ........................ 7,241.31 Bills payable........ ......................................NONE
STATE OF LOUISIANA,
PARISH OF ST. LANDRY,
I, A. Leon Dupre, Vice-President and Cashier of the above-named bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
" A. LEON DUPRE, Vice-President, and Cashier.
Correct--Attest: Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 31st day of Decem
E. B. DUBUISSON, ber, A. D., 1920.
CHAS. F. BOAGNI, E. G. BURLEIGH, Notary Public.
FOUR PER CENT INTEREST PAID ON TIME CERTIFICATES AND SAVINGS DEPOSITS
8 BANK AND TRUST COM
4dicial District Court, Parish of
of Avoyeies, Louisiana
i virtue of a fleri facias, issued
of the Honorable Fourteenth Jo
~pletrict Court, in and for the
of Aveyelles, Louisiana, in the
Sentitled and numbered suit, and
directed, I have seized and will
to offer for sale, at public
to the last and highest bid
at the front door of the Court
of St. Landry parish at Ope
- SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 1921,
n11 o'clock a. m., the following de
euty-nine (29) bales of cotton, to
(2) bales coton marked E. C.
o (2) bales cotton marked W. L.
o (2) bales cotton marked I. T.
o (2) bales cotton marked A. G.
(1) bales cotton marked P. W.
(2) bales cotton marked G. F.
i~ (2) bales cotton marked C. P.
(2) bales cotton marked A. G.
-"*`One (1 bale cotton marked J. S.
(3) bales cotton marked E. W.
e (1) bale cotton marked C. G.
S( bales cotton marked E. C.
r (2) bales cotton marked B. M.
(1) bale cotton marked W. W.
(2) bales cotton marked S. S.
(1) bale cotton marked E. A.
(1) bale cotton marked B. V.
t fourteen hundred (1400)
seed cotton, marked B. V.
five hundred (500) barrels
one hundred and seventy
S.bales of hay.
AND CONDITIONS :---Cash,
and satisfy the folowing sums,
---$8,290, with 8 per cent from
, 1920, until paid.
nd-$1059.33, with 8 lier cent
September 28, 1920, pntll paid.
d--$1046.67, with 8 per cent
October 16, 1920, until paid.
arth --$827.77, with 8 per cent
Qctober 18, 1920, until paid.
--$2733.33, with 8 per cent from
* r 9, 1920, until paid.
llaas Garage and Machine Shop
Adds to Equipment"
he public is cordially invited to see our
rew Machine Shop. This Shop is fully
~pped and ready to do all kinds of re
air work. Mr. Lanson B. Joyner is in
'harge of same and will be ready to assist
You in your troubles. You will receive
prompt and courteous treatment. Give
LAYSON B. JOYNER,
SM L) L U S
s!. us 4
Mouret & Co. U
ALL KINDM' OF ANIMAL FEED STUFF
Sixth-$1053.33, with 8 per cent
from November 14, until paid.
Seventh--$500.00, with 8 per cent
from December 1, 1920, until paid.
And all costs, unless the same is ih
dec 11 tds Sheriff of St. Landry Parish.
NOTICE TO TAX-DEBTOR
To Mrs. Isaure LeBlanc:
You are hereby notified that I pur
chased at taxmale, in May, 1920, the
following described property assessed
in your name:
Twenty (20) acres, improved, bound
ed north by Langlois; South, by
Thompson; East, by Bayou Courta
bleau ,and West by Brown et ale,
which said property is located in the
first police jury ward of the parish of
The amounts paid by the under
signed is as follows:
Taxes and costs, 1919 ........$17.43
Taxes and costs, 1920 ....... 25.06
Total ......... ...........$42.49
To redeem said property it is neces
sary for you to pay the foregoing
amount, together with twenty (20)
per cent penalty and eight (8) Ier
cent interest to be added to total.
O. A. DURIO,
Jan 1 6t Rt. 2, Opelousas. La.
NOTICE OF TABLEAU
Receivership Port Bar.re Timber and
Tie Co., Inc.
No. 21,114, Civil Ddcket, Sixteenth
Judicial District Court, Parish
of St. Landry La.
Whereas, Dugas and LeBlanc, Ltd.,
receivers of the Port Barre Timber
,and Tie Co., Inc., have filed, therein
their final tableau of classification of
debts and distribution of funds of
said receivership, and prays for the
homologation of the same, now
Therefore, notice is hereby given to
any and all parties who may have
cause why the said tableau should not
be homelogated to file same in writ
ing in this office within ten days from
the first publication hereof.
jan 1 2t Clerk of Court.
:t NEWS NOTES OF
h. Establishment of a radio department
for receiving wireless news and keep
ing in touch with American Legion
posts throughout Louisiana is an
nounced in a recent issue of the Peli
r- canaire, the official newspaper of the
Louisiana department of the Legion.
Through co-operation with amateurs
- in towns in which there are legion
a newspaper and the local posts. Ar
s, rangements have already ,been made
e for this service from Shreveport, Ope.
Af lousas and Franklin to New Orleans
where the Pelicanaire is published.
By the use of the radio service, the
13 press sheets of news from tall over the
16 world sent out daily from the Arling
ton station will be received by the le
9- gion organ. This service is conduct
g ed by the United States navy for its
1) battleships and stations.
Three hundred volumes covering
the field of American activities in the
World War, have been received
through the medium of the American
legion weekly as a start of a com
plete legion war library, which will be
d established - in a room at national
headquarters. The collection of books
includes volumes dealing with the his
h tory of units from companies to divi
sions. It contains the products "of
hand presses in French and German
print shops as well as more ambitious
r output o fleading New York publish
f Declaring that the "desultory, if not
e dilatory policy of the administration"
o in seeking out substantially 150,000
e deserters from the military and naval
t services and slackers during the war
t' has been the subject of much adverse
n criticism, particularly on the part of
the American Legion, Senato: Moses,
of New Hampshire, has offered an
-amendment to the house joint resolu
tion which he believes will expedite
the punishment of the "undestrables."
The amendment provides that the re
peal of war legislation embodied in
the house resolution "shad not be
construed as effective to terminate
" the military status of any person now
in desertion from the military or na
p val service of the United States, nor to
terminate the liability to prosecution
"( and punishment under the selective
service law of any person who failed
to comply with the provisions of
The American legion will enter
1921 with practically 10,000 posts, ac
cording to the estimates based on the
latest figures. During the week end
ing December 10 fifteen new posts
were added, which brought the total
to 9,930. Arkansas led with three
posts. The Woman's auxiliary in the
same period obtained twenty-seven
new units, raising its list to 1,586.
Four new units gained by the New
York department, placed that depart
ment in the lead for the week. Fore
ign posts added recently are at Chu
quicamata, Chile, and Guatemala City,
" Although the victim of a murder IJn
Jacksonville, Mo., was a former sera
ice man, members of the American le
gion post at Moberly, Mo., a town
nearby, were cool-headed enough to
quiet a mob of enraged citizens, which
threatened to resort to mob violence.
The legionnaires wele successful in
persuading the angry crowd to per
mit the man accused of the murder
to be placed safely in jail to await
Following the action of the United
Service post of the American Legion
in Bronx County, N. Y., which sent
representatives to Washington to
fight the passage of the proposed
"blue laws" by congress, other posts
in all five boroughs of New York
have put themselves on record against
the proposed legislation. In New Jer
sey, Hubert Rocke post, of Teaneck,
expressed a similar sentiment.
The Turin Verein hall at San An
gelo Texas, lost its unpleasant nami
when it was leased recently by men
bers o fthe local post of the America
Legion and remodelled into a moderi
opera house a t acost of $5,000. Thy
first attraction, a local talent minstre
show, earned $1,539. High class show,
will be booked for the theatre by thb
American Legion legislation ha,
been drawn up in several departments
for presentation to legislature. Ii
Iowa the Legion legislative commit
tee will put forward a bill to punisl
persons wearing the American Le
glon emblem without authority. Oth
er-Iowa bills included provide a state
bonus of $15 a month during service
and legalized boxing contests. Th(
Arkansas legislative committee has
bilh for converting the cld state capi
tol building into a memorial. The In
diana department will press legislatioi
permitting veterans to have their hon
orable discharges recoreded by count3
officials free of charge. A measuxr
will be introduced into the Minnesota
legislature making Armistice Day .
Miss Ray C. Sawyer, of New Yorl
SCOity, has been appointed chairwomar
of the state auxiliaries committee b.
Charles G. Blakeslee, commander o1
the New York department of the
American Legion. The committee will
be in charge of the organization ol
new units of the Woman's auxiliary ol
the Legion until the state caucus
which will be held early in the spring.
State legislation whichec will offer
the alternative of a $2,000 farm ox
home loan or cash compensation at the
rate of $15 a month of service for ve.
erans o fthe world war, will be pressed
by the Oregon department of the Amer
ican Legion. It was so decided at a
recent meeting of the state executive
committee of the Legion. The Legion
naires also vited to sponsor in the
legislature a bill similar to the Jap
anese law of California ,aimed to prev
ent land holdings by orientals in the
state when it was pointed out that the
adoption of the California law caused
an influx of Japanese into Oregon.
A national poll of the members of
,the American Legion may be ordered
by national headquarters in the near
future to determine which plan mem
hers will choose in the event that the
Legion four-fold bonus bill id passed
by the senate. The senate finance
committee reported to the national
'legislative committee in Washington
that this step might be necessary to
ascertain an estimate of the imme
diate expenditure which the bill's pas
sage would call for.
Charging that army overcoats are
being solicited from former service
men for disabled veterans because the
government has failed to clothes them
adequately, Miles D. King, a member
of the West End post of the American
Legion in New York City, has written
a letter of prtoest to Secrtary of War
Baker. The writer states that "sur
plus army clothing is being sold right
and left at what is supposed to be sac
rifice prices, and I am therefore un
able to understand why these convale
scent soldiers cannot be furnished with
The appeal -to former service men
to give up their overcoats according
to the letter, was made from the Amer
ican Red Cross, thror -h a Legion mem
ber at a meeting of the New York
In an effort to alleviate the national
shortage of employment, American Le
gion posts in many parts of the coun
ry have established employment bu
reaus for local former service men
wvhere industrial establishments and
business houses of the community list
heir "help wanted." These post bu
reaus are operated free of charge and
eligible to any veterans applicant, re
gardless of Legion membership.
A recent report that the internation
al Molders' union had advised all its
members that if they became affiliated
vith the American Legion their union
cards would be forfeited has been de
clared a fasehood in a letter from an
officer of the union to Samuel Gomp
era, president of the American Federa
tion of Labor. The letter states that
"we do not wish to mar the wonder
ful record our members made during
the war by prohibiting them from
Joining such a patriotic body as the
By way of showing their gratitude
to the newspapers of the state for their
loyal support during the year of 1920,
the Minnesota department of the
American Legion has sent each news
paper a letter of thanks. Each letter
bore the signature of A. H. Vernon,
Book'eeping for American Legion
posts has been e4mpllfied by a com
plete post accounting set which has
been prepared by a special commit
tee and now is ready for delivery. The
emblem division of national headquar
ters is filling orders for them.
American Legion members in Pine
dale, Wyo., claim that their Phillips
Edwards poet is fathest from a rail
road of any post in the United States.
'The distance from the nearest railway
line is said to be 110 miles.
said t obe 110 miles. There are thirty
five members of the post, which rep
resents a territory of five nundred
Wholesale swindling of veterans
and gold star relatives by unscrupu
lous lawyers who demand exorbitant
fees for obtaining compensation in
cases of injury or death is being in
vestigated by the Massachusetts ce
partment of the American Legion. The
widow of one msn is said to have
paid a lawyer's fee of ten per cent cf
a $10,000 due to her through the dealth
of her husband overseas. The war
risk act prohibits any lawyer receiving
More than two hundred cases were
a compensation claim.
More tha ntwo hundred .s3 :s ~were
handled by the - war risk ihe :r uce
officer of the Norfolk, Va., lost of -he
American Legion between Janzary
and November of last year. In .d.1
tion $446,000 worth of insural "e as
reinstated and $19,000 worth 'uonvcrt
ed. Compensation was ft9 .-1 in
sixty-three out of sixty-six cas s '-t s
ed, twelve claims to rallotment and
allowances unpaid under the war risk
act were prosecuted. Ten men were 1o
cated for the federal board of vocation
al education when the board was an
able to find htem.
Patrolman Joe Treglia, an Ameri
can Legion member of Omaha, Neb.,
will receive a medal and a cash purse
as a result of his bravery hi putting
out a burning fuse leading to tins of
gasoline and kerosene in a restaurant.
The whole block probably would have
gone up in an explosion if Treglia had
not investdgated the unlocked door of
the stor eand found the flaming fuse.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
ESTATE OF LAWRENCE MILLER
No. - , Probate Docket, Sliteenth
Judicial District Court, Parish
of St. Landry, La.
Whereas, Numa Miller, has applied
to be appointed administrator of the
above numbered and entitled estate,
Therefore notice is hereby given to
any and all interested- parties to show
cause, if any they can or have, in
writing in this office within ten days
of the first publication hereof, why
the prayer of the said petitioner
should not be granted.
By order of said court, dated Dec
cember 29, 1920.
jan 1 2t Clerk of Court.
The question is not so much how
you contract a cold ,but how to get
rid of it with the least loss of time
and incenvenienace. If you will con
sider the experience of others under
similar circumstances ,who have been
most successful in checking their
colds, iu their beginning, you will se
cure a bottle of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy without delay, and use it
faithfully. There are many families
wh ohvae used this preparation suao
cesemfully for years and hold it in
high esteem. It is excellent.
Cdd Cause Odp and 1gggE1m
LxA2vlEs Qoo quDaEI NEs? Naovbe s,
mma. There s 0.17se "Dramc Qualae."
LW. COVE'S sin anrboa. NA.
Notide is hereby given that thQ an
nual meeting of the stockholders +;f
the Planters Bank '& Trust Co., of
Opelousas, La., will be held at the
office of said bank on the second
Tuesday in January, 1921, being the
11th day of said month for the pur
pose of electing a board of seven di
rectors for the ensuing year. Stock
holders of record should be present
in person or represented by proxy.
J. A. PERKINS, Oashier.
To Cure a Cold l Okse Day
Take LAXATIV BROMO QUININE (Tablets.) It
Sthe Coh and Headache end works off the
E W. 'S signatare on each box. 30.
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MOST IMPORTANT PRICE
Of all price reauctions made in recent
ntnths, there is none of such import
ance as the substantial decline in
With the presen tneed of homes and
buildings this spells a great saving
to builders. Than too, the actual dol
lar saving on the material for a new
hoine would amount to mqre than all
the savings on other purchases for the
average family for a year or more.
If you could realize how long the pres
ent lumber prices- are compared with
the cost of production you would not
hesitate to start your proposed build
ing at once.
in addition to attractive price we of
fer quality materials aind real build
SThe A. C. Skiles Lumber Co. Ltd.
PHONE 286 OPELOUSAS, LA.
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CITY MARSHAL'S SALE
By virtue of an ordinance of the
City of Opelousas relative to stock
roaming at large within the limits of
said city, I have empounded and will
proceed to sell, to the last and highlst
bidder, at the city pound, on
SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 192!,
at 11 o'clock a. m., the following de
scribed property, to-wit:
One brown Creole horse; both hind
feet white and star in face; no rlsible
TUiRMS-Cash, to pay 'and satisf
Impounding fees and all costs. S
W. L. PRUD'HOMME,
dec25-St City Marshal.