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-4.VD OBSERVER." Cot'Ot-roAT'D Published by E^terpribc-Leadw I'uL. Co. Ltd. Sub scrip tion $1.50 J'«r Annum. ASWELL A CANDIDATE. The N<w Orleans papers of last Saturday contained the auuounce luetit "f Hon. James H As\vell. 1' >r -".er Stale Sii|xi int •n< î- t:t F liu-a: ion for the exalt«*.i position <.t" Gov< !'hit 1 of the State, subject to V tion of the Dem oeratic primaries. His views are cb'ariyi set forth «m man,, ««t the public questions acitating the minds the people Were his address «.« lentrihlv and our spac« so lim ited this week we would publish Iiis platform in full, however, we herewith a m Kmc 1 a summary w h i,'h is as follows: 1. Curl;. il the appointive pow er of the (JoVffnor ami neitl autocratic di Mib-er\ i 'ije can > xist. Without execniiv' patronage, t! e relations between ill Governor and the Legislature as I Me mied by the Constitution »ill properly adjust themselves. 2. Curtail the ap pointive power of the Governor, and 1h«' young man, as well as the old. who thinks and thinks straight will have a fair chance *- foi advaneem nt an<] political pro motion without «-aerifieing his eon rietions at the dictation of any man or combination of men; 3. A(Kilisli the useless offices, stop the waste of public funds, and the State's credit will be secure, tin problems of taxation will !>>• sim plified and its burdens lightened, immigration will be more encour aged and investors will be at tracted and made secure; 4. Avoid expensive duplication in ed ucation, simplify tile machinery of the system, adapt the schools to the home aud place them in the hands of the people ami the gr at progress of tile past is but a be ginning of a still greater awaken ing; it. Stan,! for efficiency with out extravagance in all internal improvements' give the people control and prosperity is assuted; ti. Abolish the lobby at liatud Rouge. Stand for caution in law maltyng and! Uniformity in law «■forcement let those who have the burden of.taxation select their own officers and regulate salarn and the cost of government will be «'educed, efficiency will be assured, and confidence established ; Give publicity to the acts of all office holders and office seekers and tairer elections andj higher standards of conduct will follow; 8. Continue to improve our san itary conditions, make more com fortablo the helpless and unfort unate. study and help the youth ful criminal, honor and care tend erly for the Confederate veterans, and the sure results will l>o a great and happier people. To ihe foregoing I pledge my faithful efforts. The obligation to fulfill a private pledge between individuals written or verbal, is not différent from a pledge given by a candidate to the electorate because there is no difference in morals between political honesty and personal honesty. If I am elected governor, I will earnestly and urgently present to the leg islature the principles and policies here set forth. My duty to the Normal School with the new building in process of construction and t he introdu« tion of the new course of study requires my presence now, but by July, the date sugested for tli opening of the campaign. I shall resign my present position and de vote myself to the active discus «ion of these propositions and hope to meet all the voters of ill ■täte to study with them these and other important questions of public interest not here named. i am proud of the record I have hern permitted to make in the public service of my native state during the past fifteen years and upou this record 1 submit my can didaey. I solicit the generous «upport of Democrats. Write me a card or a letter. Let me discuss Ihe issues with you as fnvly as possible, so that if I am elected governor 1 may be of the greatest possible service With assurance of my grateful appreciation «of the cordial -sup port the people have given iu my humble efforts to advance all phases of education in J^ouisianu and pledging the same en. rgx and devotion to my duty in the futur« *s in the past, 1 remain. Your obedient servant, J. B. ASWELL. ion rior i>olit ical WHY HESITATE? An Offer That Involves No Risk For Those Who Accept It We arc so positive our remedy will completely relieve constipa tion, no matter how chronic it may he, that we offer to furnish it free of all cost if it fails. Constipation is caused by weak ness of the nerves and muscles of the large intestines or descend ing colon. To expect a eure you must therefore toue up and strengthen those organs and re store them to healthier activity. We want you to try Rexall Or derlies on our guarantee. They ar e eaten like candy - and are par ticularly ideal for children. They aet directly on the nerves and muscles of the bowels. They have a neutral action on the other or gans or glands. Tli* v do not purge or c.iuse a. y inconvenience •whatt»er. They wi.l positively overcome chronic or habitual con stipation and the myriads of a> aeciate or dependent chronic ail ments. Try Rexall Orderlies a; our risk. Two sizes. 10c and 25c (Sold only at our store—The Rex all Store, J. N. Thi bod eaux. FOB SALI —One Heyward skid excavator 1*4 cubic yard bucket 40 foot boom in good condition. 'Addtiess Purchasing Agent, M. L. 6 T. R. R. k S. S. Co., New Or. leans, La. „ .. ;_sj last ( >► f » s I i STATE BOARD OF HEALTH. Editor Enterprise: Frauklin, Mar. 31, 1911. 1 read the partial ivport of the State Hoard of Health by Dr. ] '< rter a lid as a citizen and tax paver I wish to protest at the m, -'thuds in making the inspection aid af thi unjust and ciuel treat ment of a f.-w of our citizens. Dr. porter may have the law on his side, but 1 do not believe that it the spirit of the law to make reptions, nor is it tli oeratic , cb'ariyi public of n«'t, lim i we pow the the adjust ap as thinks pro eon any 3. stop the tin sim at 4. ed to the at be with law law have be all my to is in am of OUr inte.tion law makers to make laws tint ate unnecessarily harsh. I be ieve from what 1 can learn that the State Boaid of Health is send ing out a train to educate the peo pie ab'iig .samt a: y lines and to make an inspection of the sanitary condition of our State, and !>,v the riirht advice and proper instruc tion to 'bring about better sanitary conditions in our State, which is •j irrand and noble work. Hut I thai: " tli Stat ical i do not Board ot II alth ordered Dr. I or ter to bully people and to hurt :li. ir business, especially when those people are anxious and wil ling to follow instructions given them I: looks very much as if I »r. I'urt.T has other motives than the faithful performance of duties because to my certain know I '«Ige Dr Porter never wem on the grounds or enteied the school buildings on Madison and Julia Streets, .Mayor Powers and Superintendent Frame can testi fy to that effect. The buildings m.-ntioned are old no doubt, but the\ are more sanitaiy and bet ter ventilated than any school building in the Parish without ex ception. although the closets are at least SO feet from the nearest iiildiug. I agree with Dr. Porter that, sanitary closets are more sanitary than open closets, and as a member of the School Hoard of Iberia, I promise that, before next session begins all the schools of New Ibe.ria will be renovated and have sanitary closets. I do not wish it understood that 1 want to antagonize the Hoard of Health, but on, the contrary, as a good, citizen I am ready to co-operate with it and only regret that the /inspection was not. more thor ough and systematic. The better are the sanitary conditions of a town, the less danger from epi demics and the less is the death rate. EUGENE GUÏLLOT. his I YOUNG PEOPLE! THE SAL ARY QUESTION. HAVE YOU SOLVED IT? Here is the correct answer. At tend our college, take a course of Ho'»kk(V'|| ng ancf Shorthand or Telegraphy, and we will get you a good position promptly. You can't find a student of our school who has completed the above courses who has been out of a po sition more than ten days unless of his own accord. Doesn't this prove that just so suirely as you finish with us you will be placed at a good salary? Write for a list of those we have placed and the firms we have placed them with during the last sixty days. While our enrolling desk is busy matriculating students almost dai. ly. our Employment Department is just as busy seeing that every raduate is placed in a position. Write for free catalogue, and make your arrangements to enter at once, and be ready for a good position when the fall season opens. Tyler Commercial Col lege, Tyler, Texas. Contributed.] DOES READING PAY? Some people think not. Some consider it a sheer waste of time. They neither read themselves, nor have any respect for those who do. I know men who will stand with hands in their pockets and tit are at the sun by the hour, that can't read on account of weak eyes. 1 know women who will put in a whole week embroidering a pet tieoa't. afflicted with the same dire malady. I know men who have becomt so obsessed with the mania for money-gathering, that all their Icarest and most vital interests are entrusted to the care of oth crs. I know women who keep an eye wide open to everything goimir on in the street, chase "Dame Fash ion" till she's blue in the face and attend seventeen bridge part ies a week—who can't possibly find time to read, or take a per sonal interest in the education of their children. All of these people—who are my dear friends, and some of them kin to me—are great sticklers for education. Above all other things they want their children educated md no sacrifice is too great to make to keep them in school, re gardless of whether or not the hildren arc interested. The best recipe ever given for the education of children is said to be this: "Educate Yourself. If. you have learned the three R's at school you can do this by read ing fifteen minutes a day at home. Education begins when —as new-born babes we open our eyes on the light of day. and should end only when they tie op our jaws for the last sleep. CLINTON BIRD. lives from day ta day. movLBf tisM ta SMTiaf tfaas. sajoyiaf saiy Mm pritilsfs sf psyiag rsat. His koas owner sajojs As satisfsstioa sf a permanent how fsr his fam ily. If yon wsat a boas, it will pay ysa to sail at tha sftaa and iarssticats sw plan — IBERIA BUILDING ASSOCIA TION, the ers the to it the can any the may ed do do do dom . diet It several fee»: ing People der ed ing others. taking ment If who 220 troubled De pains appetite weak autle». clinlc the proven sputum, J?"" Hospital. El,« ■l îîi îïlfiïLîi* relieved »•n r In strongly Asthma. AOectiona. ty*. Phtkdt >®r fctorge WOMEN ON THE SCHOOL BOARDS Thai the people of this State have a il. eided antipathy for such restrictive an,J prohibitory pro visions of the Slate Constitution as tendt limit the freedom of the heir choice ot people who art* to serve them in an of ficial capacity, is evidenced by the strong movement now on those toot to effect an «de 210. • This artii'le ?ndinent to Arti provides that iuh a duly qualified elector can hold any offi.-e under the State .ju dicial district, parish or munici pality, and, as women are not yet J electôis in Louisiana and no ex-. ception is made in their favor, the people are necessarily restricted i in their choice ot ithos* who are to scrv'e them to members of the st -iner sex. As in a majority of the States of the Union, wonten are eligible to serve on public boards, such as school boards, asylum boards, lib rary boards, etc., and in many States are also eligible to appoint ment. as Notaries, public senti ment is beginning to regard this provision as obsoluite. The strong editorials that have appeared recently in some of the leading papers of the State show that the sentiment of the commun, j itv is demanding an amendment of this law. The Daily States, in its issue of November 23d, 1910, | under a u editorial entitled, "Wo a of School men as Members Boards," says: "To the proposed amendment, therefore, we see no tangible ob jection, but, on the contrary, a patent and convincing argument for its submission and irafcifica tion by the people; and we trust the women may be successful in crystalizing public thought in ins behalf." Ant! further in the sam e editorial, referring to wo men : "They manifest a deeper inter est in the administration of the schools, both in the City and in the country, than tho opposite sex, and noit only would their service on school boards be valu able from the] practical expeai ence and knowledge they would bring to their duties, but they would exent an uplifting /influ ence over the system. It fol lows, as a matter of course, that there is a function they could also serviceably perform on certain charitable and correctional boards and the State at large and itheir own local communities could not fail to be benefitted if they were drafted into these public sta tions." "In the Tfimes Demiocrad of February 8th, 1911, under an ed itorial entitled "Women on State Boards", we find the following: "Article 210 is an anachronism wholly out of date in it his coun try. We recognize to-day, as we have never recognized before, that the women, especially the moth ers "to whom the work of prepar ing their children for school, hear ing their lessons, seeing that they study, should have some part, if not. the leading part in the eon trol and management of the schools. This is now universally conceded, and in nearly all the other cities States and countries, women are not only eligible to the school boards, but enjoy th< right to volte for the election of school members and on all mat ers affecting public school." In his same editorial we are re minded tha* : "To make women eligible to the otheq boards does not mean to place them on such boards, unlets the voters, who are all males, so declare ; and they are not likely to elect or appoint, women unless it is to «the public interest. As the law now stands, no woman can hold any position, serve on any board, or do any service for the State or city, no matter how unanimous the public sentimen may be in her favor." In other words the contemplat ed amendment to Article '210 is merely in the nature of an en abling act. It will permit men to do that which they may find It advisable for the public good to do and which they cannot now do legally under the existing law. To such an amendment, merely giving to the people greater free dom of choice, there can be no possible objection. ■mm Treatment lor WtraM i "Many peopl* hav* cured themselvea of Tuberculoais by a very »lmpl* lnex pensive home method—freeh »fr. careful diet and KcknuuTs Alterative. This Alterative is not a new medicine. It ha» been conquering tuberculosis Xor several year», cure* reaultin« after other method» had failed. Think what this mean». No specialist's fee»: no sanatorium charges: no travel ing expenses. Kckman's Alterative has cured many People at home, where their dear ones encourage them and give them that ten der care which money cannot buy. After you have thoroughly investigat ed our affidavits and testimonials—feel ing sure In your own mind that If Eck s Alterative ha» cured so many others. It surely must help you-starc taking the Alterative. Your improve ment should be gradual, but certain If you have been faithful to Eokman'» Alterative, you will be amazed at your Improvement. A statement from one who knows follows:— 220 So. 4th St., Colwyn. (Darby) Pa. Gentlemen: "For four year» I was troubled with cough, which gradually am» worse; I had night sweat» and pains In my cheat. I was losing my appetite and had become so thin ahd weak I could not attend to my household autle». A physician pronounced my esse Consumption. Not being satisfied. I vai examined by the physicians of the Poly clinlc , Hospital : they alao pronounced disease Consumption, which was proven later, by an examination of sputum, aa Tuberculosis Bacilli was J?"" 1 !;. 1 ordered to a Consumptive Hospital. My nephew would not allow El,« *° 1 h * d tried kckman 's Al I had taken the mcdl îîi week» I had marked relief; îïlfiïLîi* ' : P* 1 " to the breast relieved cough became loose and essv r ?» J* 1 *,""«!. 1 commenced getting ï e ? ,th . b * c *me normal. I am excellent health now and have bun completely cured for ten yeart I strongly recommend It " (Signed) (MRS.) MART WAS80V cures Bronchitis Asthma. Hay I-ever; Throat and Lumr AOectiona. Ask for booklet of cured cues y"*« to tli« Eckman Laboratory Phtkdt phl«. Pa,, for additional evMaaca Sale by all leading drHct&uurt fctorge Drag Oy, « New Iberia. LOUISIANIANS TO TAKE BACK SEATS. Washington, April 4.—-At one time this afternoon Arsene Pujo, Joseph E. Ransdell, Albert Kstop inal anj Garland Dupre looked as j if they wished they had never come to Cong!ess. That was while j they were waiting for their names ! to be drawn out of the lottery j wheel so that thev could select'the s ats. As a State Louisiana had I the worst luck going. Except Representative Watkins, the mem hers wf the delegation got not a sin «.Me chance to find a good seat, Mr. Hroussaid, who still is in J Honduras, might as well not come back, because when he does he will probably have to sit on a cracker i bor if he has any desire to hear what is goinj* on. Usually the absentee whose se lection has to be made by proxy is lucky. Not so with Mir. Brons sard. His name stuck to the bot tom of the box and refused to come out until only two or three names were left. Judge Wat kins got a fairly early start, and was able to get an interior seat near the front. Hairison, one of the three new men from Mississippi, had the fortune of being the first Mississippian to have his name called. The Louisiana members. j being called last, had to take seats away back on the extreme .right of the Speaker. | Garland Dupre got an aisle seat, hut so far from the Speaker that he needs a pair of gold glasses, yet the youngest member of the delegation has a better seat than any of his colleagues except Mr. Watkins. The Mississippians fared e«iual ly bad with the exception of Rep resentative Harrison. Mr. With erspoon literally was the "cyno sure" of all eyes. Wearing his hair and beard like the pictures of Uncle Sam, the irreverent in the galleries referred to him as Uncle Sam until they learned his name. He was the man toward whom all the cartoonists directed their gaze.—Picayune. TWO-THIRDS OF THE PEOPLE of this eosntry live in rented houses; you esnnot subsist in yea old age on rent receipts. They have no rebste or other values except ss relics of yoor folly. Resolve not to live another year (or month, if pos sible)) in s house that can be adorned with "TO LBT" sign«. Lst ths landlord hav* it and own your own home. Consult our Secretary IBBRIA BUILD ING ASSOCIATION, PARC PERDUE NOTES. Jupiter Pluvius was a welcome visitor twice this week. Rest as sured ol,l friend Jupe., that such visits are highly appreciated by us. Come again soon. Blackbirds and cutworms are still playing havoc with the young corn. Mr. Evalture Chastant, of Lo re^uville, visited his brother. Mr. John Chastant. who is quite ill at the residency of ^Ir. Filias Rom •ero. Master Charles Chastant was on the siek last this week. Master Ovee Dore, who was re ported as being very ill last weak at his father's residence, is much better aud on the road to reiiov ery. Mir. Simon Landry and Miss Martha Romero, students of the Lafayetta Industrial Institute spent Saturday and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Landry. Mrs. Henry Landry and" Miss Martha Romero, visited Mrs. P. L Latin^ of Segur» on Sunday even ing. Mr. Laurent Theaux 9p<J Mjss Leonie Theaux visited friends and relatives ip Uroussardryille on Monday. Police Juror Arthur LeBlanc 'i youngest child, who was reported a§ being seriously ill riot loin y since, is much better now. Mr. A. G. Lobdelj of Franklin, visited Lozes Station on Tuesday on business and was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Lozj?§. Mr. Henry Landry visited New Ibprifl on Tuesday evening on bus iness. Mr. Hamilton Denouen was a business visitoç to New Ibeiria on Tuesday. Mr. Ernest Lrfndry, who con ducts a blacksmith shop at Lozes Station. U doing so well, that he was obliged to ««gage Mr, Henry Romero of New Iberia, to assist him in his work, Mr. Henry Landry visited Lydia last week on business and during his stay at the littlp burg, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs, Tous saint Duplantis. Mr. Toussant Duplantis spoke to Mr. Henrv Landry about the longevity of his brother. Mr. Eli zee Duplantis anj! his sfister-in law. Mrs. Elizee Duplantis, ne« Emily Arcemond. who departed this life recently in Terrebonne Parish. Mrs. Elizee Duplantis died on March 19th and Mr. Eli zee Duplantis died on March 25th. Mrs. Elizee Duplantis was 76 years old at the time of her death and Mr. Elizee Duplantis was 81 years old. when he died. They weie married 61 years and raised eight children. Mr. Elizee Du plantis was the first white child born in Terrebonne Parish. He was born on Petite Caillou. Lame Shoulder is nearly always due to rheumatism of the "muscles, and quickly yields to the free ap plication of Chamberlain's Lini ment . For sale by all dealer s. There is complaint because only 18 babies were boru on fashion able Fifth avenue in two years, but this is where the poodle dog is the joy of manv homes. Horses Wantid, APPLY TO J. H. Fisher's Livery. PENNSYLVANIA PARTY COMES FOR SCHELL CANAL OPENING. A special train with more than 100 directors, stockholders and guests of the I'nion Irrigation Company, arrived in New Orleans at 10:30 o'clock last night, on it W av to Opelousas. The party is poing to attend the celebration of complet] n of the fir^.t unit 0 f the irieat Schnèl canal, the most wond-rl'ul irrigation project in the wond-rl'ul irrigation project in the I'nited States. The party is made up of bankers, business men an.i farmers from Lancaster and Soin ersi't Counties, in Peiuisylvat J. Franklin Schell, the noted n gineer. who built the canal, did not conic with the party. The celebration, which will take place on Saturday, in Opelousas, will mark the completion of tli greatest irrigation feat ever at tempted in this country. The work was sarted fourteen years ago, when J. Franklin Scliell, tli • noted ■engineer, came to Louisi ana. The scheme was worked out for three years before practical w rk. which was started Jan. H>. 1S98, began. The canal extends from Washington to Mianiou, and is thirty mil's long and .'<;">() feet wide. The cost of the canal has already exceeded $000.000. The company which was organized to carry out ti e ideas is capitalized at $1.500,000. it is claimed that the canal, when completed, will be capable of irrigating 4,000,000 acres, of which the company prac tically controls 1,000,000. The canal will furnish irrigation, to the Parishes of St. Landry Acadia, Calcasieu, Lafav u ttf Cameron and Vermilion. The wa ter is supplied by th Mississippi River, which flows into the At ehafaiayu and Into Bayou Courta bleau. At Washington the water from Bayou Com tableau is lifted by high pressure pumps t<> an ele vation of sixty feet, and is sent by natural gravity through th main canal to Maninil, a distance of thii ty miles. Titer- is anotne canal eight miles long fiom Opt lousas to Crowley, which will ex ti nd down into Vermil-on Prairie when the project is completed. The gl >ry of achievement be longs to Mr. Schell, who came to Louisiana a little more than thir teen years ago in search of health. He became interested in the rice industiy while watching samplers spill the yearly product in waste oh the streets in front of the ware houses, and concluded that there nust be a great profit in a staple tlipt eopld be produced in such (piftptitios that it could be wasted. He went into Ht. Landry Parish and other sections of the State where rice is grown. He gather ed statistics, and when, he learned that the water supply for irriga tion was about to the exhausted he set to work on his scheme. Ile worked three years studying the soil and its capacity of absorption and evaporation, and having re gain m I his healli he returned to the North and interested a numbe»' of capitalists in his plan. Ile re turned to Louisiana shortly after wards, sixain broken it. health, but lie soon gained strength in tiis work. The company was quickly organized and work started im mediately. The work on the canal has never ceased since 1898. Tho eelnbratjop qt' the oppning of the canal will be a great event in Louisiana. The prog t amine ar ranged for the occasion will be fin elaborate on.e, Tho principal ad dress will be "The Future of American Rice." delivered by Hon. Charles E. Chainbliss, ex pert in charge of the rice investi gations of the United States De partment of Agriculture. The other addresses will bo "The De other addresses will bo "The De velopment of the Rice Industry in Louisiana.'' by M, Locke Breaux, of New Orleans; "Louis iana, Its Resources and Develop ment," by Governor Sanders. There will be short talks by John P. Lpwis, George E. Bard, Sena tor L. Lazaro. Rev. William Howe. •Johnstown. Pfj. ( Thongs H, Lewis, Opelousas; Mayor îiiartfn Behr man. New Orleans; Senator (hiev dan. Rev. Pather Maring, and oth er ptt»Hti.Hep!; speakers in the State. The immense plant will be put in operation by Miss Eraia Schell, daughter of the originator of the ■eheme. There will be songs by the children of tlw ppbjic gohoofe of St. Landry. The arrangements for the guests were made by Mr. J. Albert Mark and Chas. H. Poster, traveling passenger agent of the Illinois Central, whb came from New York to take charge of the train. The members of tlw; party were delighted with what little they saw of New Orleans last night, and were loud in their praise for the careful manner in which they were taken care of by Mr. Poster In case# of rheumatism relief from pain makes sleep and rest possible. This may be obtained by applying Chamberlain's Lini ment. For sale by all dears. <>«• hHndml ,»d fifty p«op,e are killed while doing honest work in a 10th story factory, but nothing ever seems to happen to the people who revel in wine, wo men. and song in the 10th story roof gardens. American prisoners in Mexico are reported safe and their friends should rejoice that they ane not having to put up at Mexican ho tels. SAVE YOUR MULES WITH CHABBON-OIDS ONLY ONE DOSE. TAYLOR'S DRUG STORE I AGRICULTURE IN THE PUB Lie schools ' Editor Enterpi ise : ' It is only within the hist f-ur teen years that any general and systematic eitort has. h.-cu made in the I nit. d States to furnish facilities to acquire a thorouirh scientific and practical education in agriculture. We have but a taint idea ot the vast amount improvements, that haw been i. eompashed in advancing a • ■ r i cultural education in the single direction „1 a systematic aim thorough training in this course of study, hooking lu. k over the last ten years, we notice that thos ■ engaged in agriculture haw made ma: v-ions progress in gen eral information, as well as in technical subjects hea ing I,on th ir special calling. This has been largely brought about b\ discussions given in Agricultural Journals en tli needs and helps of the farmer. riiese regular contributions given in the Agricultuial .lonrn als, are from the pen of manv o| the ablest writers on flu* practical and scientific subjects of the dav I hey have created such a demand for agricultural literature, that a large proportion of our religious and political journals devote more or less space to th subject. I hrougli these discussions much valuable information has been dis seminated; and the effect has been to arorse thoroughly the agricul tural classes to a sense of their rights and dut i s. These earn est and "ontinue.l discussions have developed latent talents and ex cited a desire for information among the fanners, that is as yet, only partially gratified, Such rapid strides in agricul tural pursuits have be n made iu the last few years, that the pro gress.vo farmer is actually as tonished, What a change of public senti ment has taken place in .regard to agricultuial education in the last ten years. Each succeeding year witnesses a better appreciation ot the need of more thorough train ing to enable the fanner to meet keener competition and .reduced profits. Every year marks an important step in the evolution of It he scientific and bu.siness-llik. agriculturist. 1'p-to-djite farming interest the yopng men $nd opens tin eyes of those, who have grown gray tilling the soil. It. has proved a great factor in overcoming the peculiar disfavor with which "book farmers'' haw been regarded bv the old style farmer. These old men are lie ginning to see that there is some thing more in farming than meie plowing, sowing and reaping They are beginning to see, that learning creates skill and that skill is now a necessity on the farm. The day of the ten-inch iron plow and the hundred-pound six-foot harrow is past. The wearisome trudging after such implements, that made the bright boy hate the farm is gone, never to retup}. We now liayp intplem -nts that re quire skill instead of mere muscle to operate them to the best ad vantage. The young farmer is now almost an engineer. Instead of merely steerjng a toaip of hordes or jt" yoke of oxen across a field, shuttling along af ter them in a weary, uninterested manner, h» rides on the imple ment and manages it, so that he accomplishes three to five finies as much as he could with the old style tools. The beginning of this educat ion al ireform really lies with the teachers themselves. It w n<u be difficult to educate the chil dren in the elements of agricpl tiipe, jf 'thy toucher# themselves display intelligent interest and affection for the study. This great educational field can be opened with more interest and success by teachers, who know something of botany. plant growth and forestry, Öuch surroundings can be em ployed to the highest advantage in cultivating in children observa tion and imparting elementary Ideas of patprai mdepee, It is really most surprising to many of us what information can be gath ered from some of our children al ending tlu> rural schools in the «tpdy of agriculture, I think the study of agriculture can be taken up in the 5th Grade, of course ithis will depend tt> a certain ex tent on the intelligence and ex perience of the children attend ing our schools. Some of us may, say, ami that truthfully. tha,t the material, we are handling at present, are not up to the stand ard required to take up this study intelligently and understanding^', at such an early stage, but of course I make allowances for this. Then let us teach them the sim ple lessons and the rudiments of agriculture. Children should know and be made familiar with ' the following subjects as follows. (1) Why ground is plowed; (2) j f if» « should plowing be done; (4) Has the kind of crop to be raised any-1 eAgTomA fern* '* - XT , , ., Nature makes the eures after all. NoW antI then she k r( ' ts jntO a ti^ht place and . . r needs helping OU t. Tl' „ j. a j * lhingS get Started in the Wrong direction. ^ m Something is needed to l i i- i ch eck disease and start the system ill the right j- • direction toward healthy o „ ,. > T - i • r oCOtt S Emulsion Of j Cod Liver Oil with hypo , . . ; phosphites Can do JUSt j It strengthens the nerves, feeds famished tis sues, and makes rich blood VOR SALE BY ALLPliCaOISl J 8on<! 1(V\, tinmrt if paper an-î thi» a<!. for bcvantiliil Saving* llnnk «mi Child -» nk « teil -Hook lùtch bmik ci uukiu« a Good Luck Feauy. SCOTT £ BOWNE, 409 Pearl St. New York ood tor man plants tiling to do with the depth of plow ing; . Ô Stock raising; (ti) tin* selection, breeding, feeding and general management of do mestic animals, each species and race being treated of separately ; (7 1 animal nutrition; ( S ) the ed ucation. shoeing, tli i v i il g and care of the horse ; (>. drains, their ma teiial an.l construction, and the effect of drainage on the health. soil, climate aud plants; ( 10, their classification, character, me chanical division and preparation for t lie e reals 1 and grasses; (11 the preparation and selection of seeds; (12) sowing, planting, cul 'i vat ing and harvesting; (1'0 the nutrition of plants; (11) insect en.'inies; (lo) the culture of roots and their value and beast; (l(i) fora their culture, use and value; (17) weed* their habit of growth. time of seeding, and mode of eradication; (18) the effects oi air, water, heat and light, on tho fertility of the soil and the growth of plan's i (19) the care, cultivation and use of natural and artificial forests their number, shape ,f (20) fielt ami siz YOl* CAN'T UIOT OVKR THE SUD A lia bit once you have tasted a glass from our fountain. You won't want to either. The flavor is so delicious that once tasted it is never forgotten. TRY A GOOD BIG GLASS such as we serve and you'll laugh at any old kind Of hot weather. As a thirst quencher it beats any other drink on earth or anything '' se - i l î.i.. i i i. m H Estorge Drug Co. ISN'T IT FINE to go to your refrigerator a p d find milk butter and other edibles all fresh ;nd sweet? That's the experience of all whom we serve with ice. Let. us serve you reg ularly and you'll save more in unspoiled food that many times the cost of the ice. Shall we com mence to-morrow? M New Iberialce and Bottling Works V. ERATH. Prop. -,i< © PRESCRIPTIONS FILLED AT Thibodeaux's Opposite Court House. i SI Murray & Smith II INSURANCE 3 mû MAEINK. TORNADO, CASUALTY. LIABILITY, I PLATE GLASS BONDS AND 8TSAM BOILER. ) Real Estate Agents j Property Bought and Sold ; Rentals Also Looked After ' List With Us Your Property Lftrgo or Small 1ST O. 207 W. JS/LJ^nsr ST. [(211 fences, th'ir struction and di farm-yards am water prix ;tnd drop the concep tual! about ached !' he knows ''all »thing more ,ve jog mater al. con ability: (lî2.ï illgs; ('-■]) ps ; '-'4 ) farm am ounts; ( L'ö I manufacture, près '.Tvatiori and application of I arm feitilizeis; . L'ti I the rotation o.'' . r p-: . _7 1 farm machinery and tools; (2S rural law. 1 will cite an illustration to show , and prove the ignorance, which , prevails among the children ..f the piesent geneiation and which also predominates to a great « x t nt among nian\ of the farmers, who have uro v. n gray in the til lage of the soil. A North, rn . I ilea ' < »r ^a\ s that .1 boy jn the far Smith was asked the following question. " I >o they 'teach you anything at school about fanning.'" ''I can teach 'em all about tha.' my elf." he .replied; i " 1 can Ii e ,.(>! t .. r i corn." And that i tion of the average j the matI er. When he ha> "drop c »rn " stage h about it . " There is i for liini to learn. And so jal mg with a "diopping .?orn" ei,\ili;i ii ion and a "hoeing cot ton pace. We should l.-aeli them subjects that will have something to do with the actualities of home life. And it is for us in the country schools to do something to meet and remedy these con ditions. Everything a country child needs should be taught in the rural school, the ordinary branches of an education, includ ing a knowledge of agi iculture. leaving off much of the classical and higher mathematical studs in favor of subjects more strictly of service. The purpose is to niak > farmers, not. scholars. The science are to lie stressed, especially botany, chemistry, geo logy and zoology and all natural studies, that engage the interest of the farmers. The school should touch every interest in the community. Its tendril* should e every movement of the social whole, There should be constant action and reaction between the life of the school and 'the life <>t 4 lie community iu which the school is located. The underlying princ ipies of every interest in the com. nmnity should be studied in th.» schools of the communitv. as reach out and anticipât having a direct bearing on thos, interests. P. P. RlflST.