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ABSORBED THE ST. LANDRY COMMONER ON JULY 2, 1912.
"Here Shall The Press The People's Rights Maintain, Unawed by Influence and Unbribed by Cain",
VOL. XXII.--NO. 36. OPELOUSAS, LA., SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 1913. $1- PI~~IEAR
DR. RED IAlYEB NOW
ON HEALTH TRAIN
Dr. Dowling Appoints Loc al
Physician on State
Dr. Fred J. Mayer, President
of the State Medical Association,
has accepted a position with the
SLouisiana Health Train, which
left New Orleans on MondAy
morning for a tour of Louisiana.
The news of the appointment of
/ Dr. Mayer to the health train
came as a very pleasant surprise
to his many friends and admirers
throughout the state of Louis
iana; they, however, always felt
that the Doctor should be ac
corded such a position, as he is
naturally a .public-spirited man,
willing to do anything by which
his people may better them
selves, if it lies within his power.
It is rumored that Dr. Mayer
has been placed in Dr. Dowling's
position, whilst the head of the
Louisiana Health Board remain
ed in Minnesota, where he went
to be at the National Conven
tion of Doctors. Dr. Mayer, will
however, be retained when the
great Dr. Dowling returns from
the North. But this does not
mean that Dr. Mayer will re
sign from the Presidency of the
State Medical Association; on
: the contrary he will continue to
: work for the association more
strenuously than ever. In fact
it was on account of being in a
* better position to fulfill his duty
as head of the state medicoes
. that he finally consented to ac
cept Dr. Dowling's proposition.
Dr. Mayer was called to New
iOrleans by Dr. Dowling some
time last week, but he did sot
K know what the head of the State
Bo. Bard of Health could want with
-him; he had no idea of being
istaItioned on the health train.
· When he arrived in New Orleans
and was told by Dr. Dowling
. what was expected from him and
what the health board would do
for him, Dr. Mayer was com
pletely mystified. When he was
b shown, however, that he could
.. work in a better manner to ac
onmplish his end in view of se
curing nearly all of the parishes
in the state to place themselves
iz. the Louisiana registration
a.area. Dr. Mayer consented to ae
Saept the job
He will have charge of the
health train, until' Dr. Dowling
returns from his northern trip,
9and there is no doubt that Dr.
`Mayer, who has had a great deal
of experience on the board of
health, in previous years, will
Sake excellent care of the sani
tary king's train until he comes
rack to Louisiana.
The hosts of friends of Dr.
Mayer in this city congratulate
upon the honor bestowed
ipon him by the president of
Louisiana Board of Health.
STOGI COMPANY WILL
BE HERE TO-MORROW
Wood Ray Stock Compuany to
-: Be at the Sandoz Opera
House for Week.
The manager of the Sandoz
.Pera House, Mr Morgan San
Sannounced during the week
itat the Wood Ray Stock Com
iRny would be in the city to
morrow (Sunday) night, and
would perform at the Sandoz
Opera House each night, at pop- I
liitr prices, 10 and 20 cents.
The first play will be the "Pride
Of Virginia." '
SThe Wood Ray Stock Company '
anes to Opelousas highly rec-~
Immended as a clean, moral and t
lendid show, It has the repu- (
ition of being the best stock I
$)a.pany to have travelled thisi
ction of Louisiana. It carries t
s ewn orchestra, which is com
.sed of competent musicians;
"a will indeed be a great treat
o the theatre goers of this city.
Sis said that the orchestra
le is worth the entrance fee. (
Reserved seats will be sold at
SDistlein's Jewelry Store in Lan
tY treet. In order to avoid
, the rush in the Opera House,
rsit before the curtain goes up,
V. Irs been the habit in this city,
iSaager Sandoz decided it best
tahhave the tickets sold during
the ditime, and therefore se
leted~ Mr. Dietlein as the man
ir t task.
The curtain will go up to-mor
iiit at eight-thirty. 'All
.Qr annager Morgan Sandoz
t is for you to wit.
Splray se by the Wood
[8teck Cunpa e tim4n
Sasurea you that you will
~ti every night, thereafter.
St. Charles College Diamond Jubilee Commences
With Well-Rendered Play by
*h The celebration of the Diamond
ly Jubilee, or of the seventy-fifth
a. anniversary of the opening of St,
of Charles College, Grand Coteau,
in commenced yesterday (Friday)
se evening at seven o'clock when
rs the Senior Students, of that emi
s- nent educational institution, pre
It sented a historical drama entitled
c- "Fidentius" in an exceptionally
is excellent manner.
n, The Jesuit boys are known the
:h country over for their ability as
-- actors, but the professors at St.
r. Charles College were over anxious
.r to stage this play most success
's fully, due to the fact that some of
le the most prominent men of
I- Louisiana were among the seve
it ral hundred spectators, who
"- watched every movement of the
11 clever actors.
re "Fidentius" marked the open
rn ing of the great celabrations,
At which the faculty, students and
s- alumni of St. Charles College,
ie will participate in, in honor of
n the seveny-fifth birthday of one
,o of the best Colleges in the United
t Many of the old boys of St.
a Charles College journeyed from
y various parts of Louisiana to be
's present for the preparatory cele
brations of the jubilee, but it is
. expected that by to-morrow a few
l iundred more will be on hand to
-pay their respect to the old
e One of the features of the cele
h bration will be the unveiling, on
9 Sunday evening, of a statue of
St. Charles Borromeo, Patron of
s the College, when Right Rev.
Z Cerneluis Van de Ven, Bishop of
Natchitoches will deliver a forci
D ble sermon.
The cast of characters in the
famous historical drama, "Fiden
Fidentius, a legionary com
mander .................R. Voorhies
Candidus, son of Fidentius............
........- .....W. F. Taylor
Junius, cousin of Candidus ...............
Su.......c...................C. L. Klingman
Herman, uncle of Candidus ...........
........R. J. Young
Statius, a centurion, kinsmen of
Fidentius..._..R. B. McLeaish
. Al Ben Ezra, Egyptian physician
.......................L. A. Vandegaer
1 Symachus, a Roman senator........
..................... ......W . L. Grace
Laurentius, an ambitious freed
man........- - ............R. A. Ross
Dionysius, friend of Laurentius
..........D....D. L. Watkins
Ancyrus, slave of Laurentius.......
f.......................H. J. Ganucheau
Caius, Roman Pontiff...................
............................Lucien lvi outon
Maximian, Roman emperor .
.......... .......A. H. Arcenaux
Theophrastus, Roman orator ...
.. L. F. Lassalle
Donatus, a Christian senator.........
....... ...C. H. Dardeau
Faustinus, a Christian soldier.......
S......... . ....- ...... F. X. Fabacher
Andactus, a convert soldier .........
.....................G. L. Billeaud
Guards, Deacons, Acoly te s,
The celebration of the second
- day will consist chiefly of the
graduating exercises, w h e n
" Xavier Mouton, of Grand Coteau,
" and Sidney Harry, of New Ibe
ria, will be awarded their degree
of Bachelor of Science. The
two highest officials of the state,
the Governor of Louisiana, and
the Archbishop of the New Or
leans diocese, will be speakers at
the exercises. Governor Hall
and Archbishop Blenk will be
Ithe distinguished guests of St.
SCharles College during the cele
:bration, and both of these prom
I inent men are expected to do
Stheir share of speech-making.
ClMge la 7? r. m.
Overture- "PeterPan" ....Mackie t
Beyer ........College BrassBand t
Jubilee Ode... Rev. A. Maureau, c
S. J.......................... Kelly Andrus E
Resolved:-That the phonetic c
system of spelling should be
Chairman, Sidney Harry, a
First Affirmative .....................-. J
........Xavier Mouton, B. S. I
First Nagative .......Lucien Mouton II
Second Affirmaative .....v...e.._.:........I
S .......~..I..~.. l_....Marshal Doucet ii
Second Negative. Curtis Breaux t
'Caliph of -indad-oieldieu b
..._;...-. .Strl Orchestra
0d i DECISION OF THE JUDGES
th JUDGES OF THE DEBATE
t, His Grace, Most Reverend James
U, H. Blenk, S. M., D. D.,
i His" Lordship, Right Reverend
n Cornelius Van de Ven, D. D.,
e- His Excellency, Governor Luther
d E. Hall.
li Conferring of Degrees ................
Very Rev. M. A. Grace,
s8 AWARD OF DIPLOMAS
s Address by His Grace, Most
s[ Reverend James H. Blenk,
S S. M., D. D.
"f North Star"-Trio .....................
......Piano, Violin, Cello
o Address by His Excellency,
le Governor Luther E. Hall
"Farewell to Alma Mater"...........
1- - ......... College Orchestra
I, Alumni Day.
Sanday, Jone 22, 1913.
10:00 A . M .............................. ..........
Solemn High Mass in Stu
Music-"Mass in A" Schoepf..........
12:30 P. M ............................ ..
s Lunch for invited guests in
College Dining Room.
o 2:30 P. M ......... ......... ...................
d Meeting of Jesuit Alumni in
Address of Welcome ..............
Very Reverend M. A. Grace,
S. J., President of the Or
ganization of St. Charles
College Alumni Association.
College Brass Band.
5 P . M ..... ................................... ......
Unveiling of Statue of St.
Charles Barromeo, Patron of
the College Sermon by the
Right Reverend - Corneius
Van de Ven, D. D., Bishop
Solemn "Te Deum" Benediction
of the. Most Blessed Sacra
ment. Promenade Concert
by the College Brass Band.
7:30 P. M ......... ....... ...........................
Music by College Orchestra and
St. Charles College was do
nated nine very pretty gold
medals, by former students,
friends'and well-wishers of the
ol college. The names of the
gold medals and the lucky boys,
who had to work exceptionally
hard to capture them, are:
The gold medal for catechism
was rqerited by Rousseau Voor
hies. This medal was donated
by Lawrence Fabacher, Knight
of St. Gregory, of New Orleans,
The gold medal for arithmetic
was awarded to Israel Hebert.
member of the second English
class. Mr. Eugene Houssiere,
of Jennings, donated this medal.
The gold medal for the best
essay in moral philosephy was
awarded. to F. Xavier Mouton,
member of the superior English
class. The subject was "Pa
rental Rights in Education."
The donator of this medal is the
Very Rev. W. J. Teurlings, of
The gold medal for good con
duct, in the senior division, was
captured by Salvator Liotta,
whilst t h e premium was
awarded to Anthony Fab
rizio, both students of
the first academic class. This
medal is awarded by the votes
of the students, and the one re
ceiving the highest number of
votes being approved by the fac- j
ulty. Dr. Joseph Villien, of i
Maurice, La., donated this
The gold medal for good con- I
duct, in the junior division, was I
merited by Israel Hebert; the ]
premium, which is awarded to t
the boy getting the second to
the largest number of votes, was e
captured by Camille Klingman,
member of the second English
class The donator of this medal
is Dr, Eric Guilbeau, of Caren
The gold medal for English c
composition was won by Rous- g
seau Voorhies, who is a student j
in the freshman elass. Hon. 1
Joseph Grace, Clerk of Court of c
Iberville Parish, donated the c
The gold medal for elocution, I
in the senior division, was cap-a
tured by Arthur Danos. This'
medal was given by Hon. Gil
bert St. Julien, sfaf4tfay.ette.
(Continued on page 4)
NEW IBERIA iETS
Local Boys Take Sunday's Game
With Greatest Ease, Win
ning by Score of 6 to I.
The New Iberia and Opelousas
game; on the local diamond, last
Sunday, was a walk-over for the
home team; from the beginning
to the end of the game Toby
Veltin held the visitors at his
S merry, Opelousas winning by a
6 to 1 score.
The game was of itself one of
the slowest ever witnessed this
r season, and the New Iberia team
was a source of disappointment
to the local fans, who had antic
ipated a close game. Opelousas,
however, played in tip-top form
and give Veltin almost perfect
t Charlie Dejean was there with
the goods behind the batter,
while Brown and Thompson were
taking care of their places in ex
cellent manner, the latter com
ing once in a while with some
clever head-work. Leo Larcade,
the youngest member of the
Opelousas team, looks like a
very promising player, swinging
his bat to the ball, and making
connection, as though he was an
experienced man; he sometimes
makes some of the "old heads"
feel like a dime with a hole in it,
when he comes to the plate.
There is no doubt that he will
make Opelousas a valuable man
before long. The team as a
whole played excellent ball.
Mayor Loeb, the new manager
of the Opelousas teamh, an
nounces that his team will play
against Eunice to-morrow. Eu
nice has been the rival of the
local aggregation, for the last
few seasons, and having the
"invincible Casey" as their
pitcher, the Eunice club is com
ing to Opelousas with the deter
mination of winning the game.
On the other hand the local boys
have made up their minds that
Eunice will not win, as they are
bent upon playinggthe best game
of the season. There is no doubt
that the game to-morrow will
be the hardest fought on the 1
local diamond, regardless of the 1
Rayne game played here some
three weeks ago.
Rooting goes a long ways
with the winnings of a team,
and the local aggregation of ball
players are like all other ball
clubs, they like. to hear their
friends root for them. When a
player knows that his friends
are with him he will work much
harder and with more interest,
so as to win the game. So come
out all you fans to-morrow after
noon, the game will start around I
three o'clock; be there to cheer
your side to victory and help out
the Opelousas team bring home
Did you ever see a pitcher's E
battle? If you did, it is a sure
thing that, you would not mind t
seeing another, and if you did
not, Sunday's game is your
chance. Come out and see the C
idol of the Eunice fans pitch
against Opelousas and see what
the boys will do to him and his
NANY liATHER TO SEE
A Large Crowd Witnessed Mr.,
Larcade and Miss Budd t
Prominent among the social c
events of this week was the wed- t
ding of Miss Virginia Budd and t
Mr. Henry Larcade, Jr., at eight E
o'clock Wednesday morning, at
the St. Landry Catholic Church, j
Rev. Father Engberink oflicist
ing. The bride is the lovely
and attractive daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. Adam Budd, and a
member of one of the most promi
nent families in this parish. Mr.
Larcade is a scion of one of the I
oldest families in this city and is d
prominent and very popular in
social and business circles, being
connected with the St. Landry y
State Bank. a
The bridal party was promptly a
on time, the bride entria the
huge edifiee leaning oe -
of her father at s
sharp. Her at e r
Miss Anita Veltin, an exe-hdi- t
ly popular young ladiy of this
city, and Miss Marie B i sister
of the bride,~ who was g 1
pretty in her splendid goi~n, t
Miss Hilda Bourgois, 4 charming a
and beautiful young lady from i
Ieanerette The maidawere mo-st
beautitfally robed in rich lace
Mississippi's Governor Finally Honors Governor
Hall's Requisition Papers in
Governor Earl Brewer, of Mis
sissippi, has finally honored the
requisition of Governor Hall.
He has given orders to the sher
iff of Marion county to turn over
F Walters to the proper represen
tatives of Louisiana, and has
cleared his hands in the Walters
t Dunbar case, which has been
the talk of the two states for the
last two months.
Sheriff Swords and Mr. Henry
Estorge were notified by Gov
ernor Hall to go to Baton Rouge,
on Thursday morning, where
they went to get the necessary
papers, from the Governor of
Louisiana, to go to Columbia, as
Louisiana's representatives, to
make a demand for the alleged
kidnaper. They got to Colum
bia last night, or they will reach
the scene where the Dunbar
child was taken from W. C.
Walters sometime to-day.
The attorneys for Walters
have applied for a writ of
habeas corpus, and it is said that
Judge Weatherby, of the Marion
county court, has granted them
a hearing, which is to take place
on the 2d of July. Mr. Dunbar's
lawyers, however, are confident
that Walters will not be granted
a writ of habeas corpus and it is
orly a matter of a few days be
fore the itinerant tinker will be
brought to this city to stand
trial for the kidnaping of little
Robert Dunbar, Jr.
The next question w h i c h
arises in the mind of the public
is, will Walters be tried in this
court, or will he have to stand
trial in an adjoining district?
The only reason why the alleged
kidnaper should be given a
change of venue would be if he
could prove to the trial judge,
who will be Hon. B. H. Pavy
that the public here is strongly
prejudiced against him; a thing
which would be diffcult to prove,
as the citizens of St. Landry are
more law-abiding than the gen
eral class of people. They have
never entertained an idea of giv
ing Walters an unfair trial, but
on the contrary every wise
CATTLE ARE DYIN5 APID
LY IN PLAISANCE.
The This sestl es Bapsrte. To aelategt
The farmers in the Plaisance
and Andreponk section of this
parish have been suffering severe
lossesguring the last week, due
to cattle and horses dying rapidly
with a desease, which many of
the old farmers there claim is
It is said that nearly every day
there are animals reported dead
from tnis terrible malady, and
the farmers in the Northern por
tion of old St.ýLandry are getting
alarmed at this calamity.
It is indeed a terrible thing;
when the boll weevils and worms
are not eating up the crops of the
poor farmers, of this parish,
there .~i some deseases which
set in to do away with the cattle
and horse industry of this sec
tion, It is hoped, however, that
the charbon, or whatever desease
it is, will soon be extinct, and
after all the draw backs which
our farmers have been subjected
to this year, these men, who are
the backbone of our country, will
FAlRERS UNION WIll
IIEET AT LEIISIR5
President R Lee Mills, tof the
Farmers Union, was in this city
during tle latter part of last
week, and tatd thst the farn
es Union Parish Meeting would
be held on Thursday, June 26th,
at Jean Baptiste Thibodeaux,
near Lewisburgy La.
At this meetng Mr. William
'P. Young, the agricultural repre
sentative of the Southern Paciflc
rairoad, will deliver a tpeech to
the farmers of St. Lamdry.
Mr. L N. MeCollister, state
nt will be at the meeting.
-seventh District Congress
man is expected to be present,
and most ptbby Dr. Laaro
wil also mkea speech on this
After the meetsni there wil
b~~het-aEM s h-ra-a~Tg~v~id
thinker of this parish is of the
opinion that Walters could be
given a very fair and impartial
trial, here in Opelousas.
Mr. Dunbar has spent all the
money he had for the restora
tion of his long lost child, and
is now spending unnecessary
money in this case. If the case
would be held in another court
he would have to borrow money
in order to attend the trial.
Furthermore the people of this
parish know better, than those
living in adjoining parishes, the
circumstances of the ease, es
pecially the Swayze lake woods,
where the child disappeared.
They could be in a better posi
tion to judge whether Walters
was the kidnaper of the child or
not, than a jury in any other
The people here all rejoiced
when the news of the granting
of the requisitions were flashed
over the wires early Wednesday
morning. The news came as a
most pleasant surprise to the
population of this city, as the
consensus of opinion here, was
that Governor Brewer would not
sign the papers until the fall.
They however deem that though
the Governor of Mississippi took
a long time to consider the hon
oring of Governor Hall's requi
sition, he has acted prudently.
He was told by Walter's attor
neys that they could prove to
him that the tinker was not in
the state of Louisiana when Rob
ert D:mbar disappeared from
Swayze lake. This they did
notdo thoroughly and
from the' evidence produced by
the Dnbsar lawyers, overnort
Brewer ..eclded tt wasis best
to let the courts decide whether s
Walters kidnapped little Bobbie v
Walters will not be tried until p
the regular criminal session, i
which will convene in this city in n
the month of October, and it is C
expected that when the trial will e
commence there will be visitors 1
from many points throughout the 6
THIB WARD PEOPLE
PLEASED WITH WATER
The citizens of the third ward
of Opelousas are highly pleasbd
with the extension of the water
i.in into their territory. It had
been several years that the peo
ple ofthis ward of our city were
anxious to secure water connec- t
tion from the city; they were,
entitled to it, but on account of t
the financial embarrassment of q
the city treasury, at that time,
nothing would be done in this L
Councilman Stelly, who rep
resents that ward most admir
ably, sought hard to give the
people, who placed him on the
ad of Aldermen of this city,
this convenience, and the Board
of Aldermen did not disappoint 1
the third ward alderman, but set
to work having nearly a mile of
water main put down, and now
the people on the Western end of
Opelousas are connected with t
the city water, as well as the
more thickly populated sections f
of this city.
The people living in the third
ward feel grat~u! to Mr. Steliy,
in particular for this work, but
still they realiae that, had it not
been for the eeration of the
Mayor and lr of Aldermen
they would Matill be in the same
edicament in which thehad
ieen ving for years _ ,
therefore, wish to extend their
thanks to the Mayor and hisi_
Elike; omne Is Ier'egad.
The k, not being in the
mood of- hasvirto- battle with
fy minnutes relaat~ i in their
=eautiful home, in ,Main Street, i
have bad the Home screened; .
This not only.asist greatly in
--he conveniennee of the local -
ONE illEKEN IIIEF
IS PLACED IN JAIL
Negro Who Copped Three
Chickens at Boagpi's Place
is Taken inCustody.
A negro named Samuel Bush
is now confined in the parish
prison, awaiting trial for chicken
thefts, being charged with hav
ing entered the premises of Mr.
E. M. Boagni on the night of
the 16th, and having carried
away with him three chickens,
which belonged to Mr. Boagni.
As soon as Mr. E. M. Boagni
made the affidavit against the
negro, Mr. Plais Horn, city mar
shal, went in pursuit of the
negro, who was promptly taken
into custody. Bush, being
arraigned in the city court, be.
fore Judge E. S. Kerr, was com
mitted to jail in default of a
bond of $150.
It is said that Bush went
among Mr. Boagni's chicken.
coops, a4d was seen by an old '
negro who works in the yard,
at Mr. Boagni's, leving- w
with three healthy
The old negro, led lya dlesir
attend to his master's things,
and probably also, keeping ini
mind the 2 reward which is
offered by the city administra
tion, went close enough to the
nocturnal visitor, so as to-be able
to identify him, whereupon he '
readily told his master thewhol
When Bush was r zedoni:iaed a
caught read handed he started
out in a break-neck run, making
his easape and dropoing twohkeas
and a rooster to the ground.
For the last few months there
has been no end to the
thefts which have been
offin this eity, and it is to be
hoped that all the thieves w.S' be .
lodged in jal and given a .&S -
pushment. Scarcely an
passes without some chiens ;
missing in difteret q of
The ariest of Bush might rq
suit in the capturing of the. res
wiho it is supposed are in league' :
with one another.
It is suggested that the ecili
of Opelousas who have eIa'
missing chickens, for the last zI
months, send the number to the
Clarion, so that it can be publish.
ed to show the public just eiaSc.
ly what the chicken thieves have
been doitingithis city. It isatii
to stop themn and by shwn
what they have been dois~t i:t
would excite the pele hereot"
join together in an effort to
ture the gang of thieves
have been operating in '..
MIACIuLATE CONGE- -
The Sisters of the Marianites,
of this city, who have charge of
the Immaculate Conception Co.k
vent, ca North Main Sre t. held
their annual closing exercie on
The pupils of the school re.n
dered a er interesting program '
before a paed house. T con
vent exhibition has always been
popular in this eity, but last.
Thuirsday night it seemed that it
had grown more popular t.an
ever, as the relatives and friends .
of the students at the Imnaeu.:::
late Conception Convent filed :,
the spacious auditorimn
There were no graduates this
year; Miss Gladys Sandoz was to
be the 'sweet girl graduate.
this season, "but she was- cia.n
pelled on account of a serious
illness, during the spring, to
The sisters have been doing a
world of good in the way of
teaching and training the moral
characters of the sons and
daughters of St. Landry and it is
h.oped that tey will receive the
neassar. eoope at the
a in order to continue their
. etia water plags, wh.iec.
sta ."d at i Y every block
in tBlsit have been re
ther last few days
bCampbell ones has been
worki iaeemssantly, try·ir to
Thi. - s is indeed an iarO eaent,
wil look as theegh it were a
"comnpletely new town, asthe
.our elt;mm mmmm u.p.'::::I