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*6. ÜTÂT; 4 WM THE STAR-PROGRESS : XI-NO. 7 OPELOUSAS, LA., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1919 SUBSCRIPTION— $2.00 PER YEAR, IN ADVANCE iates must NAMES OF er, Should Not Neg ation of Represen 1*5» ** ,he Po1 TO MEET P DECEMBER 18 NEXT Lei AU Aspirants Equal * ^ to Get Fair Deal at the Polls L ^„(1^ Parish Democratic Committee will meet in f9D Thursday, December 18, e of drawing the list of and clerks of election fufeTin Tuesday, January 20. e to law, each aspirant for Elit f ;1 ° 8 list of names with LgUgn or president of the com days prior to the elec attention of the various can called to this very impor and all are urged to act r if they wish to have rep at the polls on election ; month. The law covering ; jg as follows : l and every local candidate in i in this state shall submit ■ respective parish committee I parish at least thirty days I the date on which any prim his held under this act, _j of one duly qualified voter, |is commissioner of election, land every voting precinct in Urish, should there be five or i candidates. Should there I candidates in any election liier this act, each and every ate in each parish in this submit to the respective I committee of said parish at I above specified the names of I qualified voters to act as for each and every ct in the parish. Should rW but two local candidates in under this act, each I local candidate in each par ^ the state shall submit to the parish committee of said i it the time specified above of three duly qualified tact as commisioners of elec itach and every voting pre late parish. Should there be leu..____in any <• this act, each and every ate in each parish in the submit to the respective [»mmittee the names of two 'Voter* to act » corn election for each and ^voting precinct in said parish. I event that there are four lo s, the first of the names by each local candidate sibmitted for the drawing r provided, and und three names shall be l sad these three shall act as ■ioners of election. The re (Mme shall be named as on ( of the election. A second (shall then be made from the names furnished by the candidate, and from these name shall be drawn, as provided, and he, togeth the first mentioned nam£ tu clerks of election, and the [names shall be commission iict further provides that each k committee shall meet twenty i prior to the date on which I is to be held, at noon, and i three commissioners, two p «very voting precinct. 'BOOZE' 'GETS DTHOLD IN IRISH TRADE », Nov. 29.—The importation [thousands of gallons of whis i America, as a result of pro 's the United States, has ( «lärm ii^ the Irsih distilling [Urtrictions have greatly ham kiah trade. The distillers in the year 1916-17 making the usual quan whiskey. Next year they i down altogether and even at year were only permit a reduced supply. The I® course, went up, and dis advanced in the stock p**rican whiskey can easily ta lower price than the Irish 1 it is being freely taken'up (retailers. One provincial D* ««id to have paid nearly 1 a duty oh his consignment t distillers are most afarid of American spirit may be '*r "faked-up" and sold as p&ighland whiskey. ig fact stated in the is that at present no Müskey is sold in Dublin DANCE FRIDAY AT AUDITORIUM Barrilleaux's Place to Be Scene of Another String Band Dance Next Week There will be another big string band dance at Barrilleaux's auditor ium on next Friday night, according to an announcement made during the week by the proprietor of the popu lar place. Mr. Barrilleaux has fixed up his dance hall in "tip-top" shape and now assures the lovérs'of dancing one of the finest dance halls in this sec tion of Louisiana. Th« Thanksgiving dance proved a great success. Despite the very in clement weather, a large number of young ladies and gentlemen from the surrounding country attended Bar rilleaux's opening ehterta(nment. This dance proved so popular that it is safe to predict that next Friday's will be one of the largest given here in many years. PRIZE FIGHT HERE MONDAY Interesting Fistic Contest Prom ised Sport Lovers at Old Princess Theatre Charles Dejean and Emilè Fucich, promoters, have arranged for a prize fight between Jack LeBett of Mil waukee and Floyd Carson of Opelou sas, to take place at thé old Princess Theatre building on Court street in this city on'next Monday night at 8:30 o'clock. These two fighters met recently, and the fight resulted in a draw. They will fight this time ten rounds to a referee decision and a real genuine and' interesting fistic battle is as sured. Popular prices for admission will prevail. Reserve seat tickets are on sale at the Waldorf restaurant, Shute's drug store, LaCombe hotel and Dietlein's jewelry store. A preliminary bout has been ar ranged between Monk Simons and Red Doland, both well known and popular scrappers. They will fight six rounds. Messrs. Dejean and Fucich guar antee this fight to be one of the best ever staged in Southwest Louisiana and they feel confident that all who attend will enjoy it immensely. SANDERS TO SPEAK HERE FOR PARKER THIS EVENING Former Governor, Once Idol of St. Landry Voter*, Will Speak at Court House LARGE CROWD IS EXPECTED PRESENT 'J. Y." Comes to St. Landry to Help Fight for Independ ent Candidate Hon. J. Y. Sanders, former gover nor of Louisiana, now a member of congres from the sixth district, one time idol of St. Landry voters and now a leading figure in the lower house of the United States congress, will speak in the interest of John M. Parker's candidacy for governor, at the court house in this city tonight at 7:30 o'clock. The St. Landry Parker headquar ters feel rather fortunate in securing Mr. Sanders' service in the fight for John M. Parker here. The ex-govre nor numbers his friends in this par ish by the thousands. He has always been a popular favorite among St. Landry voters and there is no doubt that his speech in Opelousas, where he has always gotten the vast ma jority of votes whenever he ran for a state office, will give a considerable impetus to the Parker cause. It is expected that the court house will t>e packed to its capacity. Saturday evening at 3:30 o'clock Mr. Sanders will speak at the Plon sky opera house in Washington, where a rousing meeting has been planned to welcome the former governor. Congressman Sanders is one of the first Louisiana mdh to appeal to John M. Parker to lead the fight against Stubbs. It was largely through his influence that Berazeale was persuad- ed to withdraw from the race and ten- der his support to the Orleans candi- date. --o-— —Rev. and Mrs. J. D. Harper left Thursday for Lafayette to be with their daughter, Miss Ruth, who was operated on. _Mrs. Wilson Goodloe, formerly of this city but now of Houston, Tex as, spent several days here as the guest of her children. _Mr. Conner Cox of Chicago at tended to business in this city several days of this week. WAR PAINTING PRESENTED TO FRANCE BY AMERICAN RED CROSS The painting, entitled "Homage to France," which has been presented to the French government by the American Red Cross. The painting was exhibited in the Luxembourg museum in Paris and was presented to France through President Poincare. ! i I THE RED CROSS SEAL DRIVE BEGINS IN NATION Annul Ten Days' Sale of Seals to Aid in Nation-wide Fight Against Tuberculosis Throughout the nation Monday be gan the annual ten days' campaign for the sale of Red Cross seals at a cent apiece to aid in the nationwide fight against the spread of tubercu losis and stamping out of the disease, the American malady, entirely. This sale—the campaign managers object to the use of the word "drive"—be gan on schedule time December 1 and will continue full ten days. For the purpose of the campaign 700,000,000 seals were printed ard placed in the hands of the various state organizations. It is expected that in ten days a fund of $6,500,000 will be realized from their sale, which will be equal to the demands upon the national organization for its 1920 fight with the-white plague. These tiny seals are used for various pur poses, principally by business houses in sealing their letters. MrsJ. P.Saizan has been appointed parish chairman for the campaign and has been actively at work since the 1 st instant, selling the bonds the de nominations running from $5 to $100, in seals, which business men and pri vate citizens are expected to put on all packages sold, bills presented, pri vate correspondence, etc. Next Sat urday the school girls, headed by Miss Gertie Sandoz, will take charge of the individual seal sales. St. Landry's quota is $1,500, two-thirds of which remains with the parish for tubercu losis work. The other third goes to the state and national league. Mrs. Saizan is a hustler and no doubt the parish's quota will be raised [ before the time limit expires. Miss Gertie Sandoz is also a magnificent worker. So there is no doubt that old St. Landry, despite bad crops and bad roads, will reach the goal. Mrs. G. L. Dupre and Mrs. F. F. Hollier are assisting the parish chair man in her campaign to sell St. Lan dry's bond quota. Henry Larcade, Jr., is the treasurer of the parish com- mittee. ---o MASONS ELECT NEW OFFICERS Local Lodge Chooses Officials ' to Serve for Ensuing Ma sonic Year The members of Humble Cottage Lodge No. 19, Free and Accepted Masons, met in regular session last Wednesday night and chose the fol lowing officers to serve for the en suing Masonic year: James M. Sanders, Worshipful mas ter. J. A. Holland, Senior Warden. Allen Dezauche, Junior Warden. F. Cliff Allen, P. M., Secretary. Willie P. Cain, Chaplain. J. A. Haas, Treasurer. Preston Dunbar, Tyler. Chas. L. Voorhies, Senior Deacon. -Ben Riseman, Junior Deacon. F. P. Butler, P. M., Master ôf Cer emonies. Adolph Jacobs and M. Winsberg, P. M., Stewards. These officials will be installed, as is usually the case, on St. John's day, December 27, at which time the reg ular celebration to the patron saint of the Masonic fraternity will take place. A banquet will be a feature of the oc casion, and speaking also will be in dulged in by many Masons who hap EKS TO EULOGIZE DEAD BROTHERS TOMORROW John W. Lewis and Dudley L. Guilbeau to Deliver Address es on the Occasion [ Music ONLY TWO MEMBERS HAVE DIED IN YEAR Interesting Program is Arrang ed for Customary Memo rial Services of B. P. O. E. The annual Elks memorial services will be conducted at the Elks Home tomorrow afternoon, the exercises beginning at 3:30 o'clock promptly. An interesting program has been ar ranged for the occasibn fend two splendid memorial addresses will be delivered by Hon. John W. Lewis and Hon. Dudley L. Guilbeau, two of the best speakers of this city. The list of last year's dead contains only two names, those of W. D. Brad shaw,who was bora January 11, 1876, and died September 6 , 1919, and the venerable Judge E. D. Estilette, who was bora on December 19, 1833, and to ly who passed away November 7, 1919. The Elks memorial services are usually attended by large numbers of friends and members of the popular fraternal organization, and it is be lieved that tomorrow's exercises will be witnessed by a representative aud ience. Following is the program to be ren dered at the 1919 memorial services: March ..................Selected Opening prayer . .Rev. D. R. Pevoto Opening Ceremonies.....Opelousas Lodge No. 1048, B. P. O. E. Prayer ______Chaplain F. Dimmick Vocal Duet . .Miss Bee Craw ford, Mr. R. D. Lamson ROLL CALÉ Duet—The Lion's Hunt......Misses Adele Durio, Queenie Guilbeau General Memorial Address . .John W. Lewis Quartet..........Mr. Lamson, Mr. Sidney Roos, Mr. Lehman and Mr. Roy D. Edwards Special Memorial Address .. He® D. L. Guilbeau Song—Lost Cord ......Miss Marie Meginley Closing Ceremonies......Opelousas Lodge No. 1048, B. P. O. E. - 0 - —There will be services at the lo cal Methodist Church tomorow, Sun day, morning at 11 o'clock and again in the evening at 7:30 o'clock, to which the public is invited to attend. pen to be present. All Master Ma sons, their wives, widows and daugh ters will be welcomed at this annual celebration. Messrs F. P. Butler, F. C. Allen, both past masters, along with the newly elected master, J .M. Sanders, and Frank Garbo were ap pointed a committee to arrange for the St. John's celebration and ban quet. A committee was also appointed to solicit the aid of all Master Masons in the successful promotion of the cam paign now being carried on by the Red Cross in raising funds to fight tuberculosis in this state. Members of the fraternity are requested to mail their checks to F. Cliff Allen for one dollar for the purchase of Red Cross Christmas seals for this cam paign. There will be a special meeting of the lodge tomorrow, Sunday, Decem ber 7 , for the purpose of initiating a candidate. All Master Masons are in vited. A light lunch will be served. CARLOAD OF FOOD IS EXPECTED HERE NEXT WEE President E. K. Eastham of the Chamber of Commerce Succeeds in Geting It WILL BE SOLD LIKE THE LAST SHIPMENT Everybody Urged to Attend Sale as it is Believed There Will Be Enough For All The Opelousas Chamber of Com merce, through its president, Hon. E. K. Eastham, succeeded during the week in having its order for another carload of government foodstuffs ac cepted and plans are already under way to sell the car the early part of week after next. It is not known when the car will arrive, but it is be lieved it will be here in time to place the goods on the local market by Tuesday, December 16. The Chamber of Commerce, fear ing that it would be impossible to du plicate the car that was sold so read ily a few days ago, sent Mr. Eastham to New Orleans in order to place the order in person and to see exactly what could be obtained. There will be no bacon this time, since that commodity has been entire ly sold out. Mr. Eastham, however, was successful in placing an order for new woolen blanket? and huck towels, which will be sold very cheap. Following is the order placed by the Chamber of Commerce and which will be resold to consumers at sub stantially the same price as the car sold far here last week : One hundred new woolen blankets; 400 cases tomatoes; 200 cases green peas; 200 cases baked beans; 100 cas es corned beef; 50 cases stick candy; 500 huck towels. Officials of the Chamber of Com merce can now assure the public that when the sale will be conducted there will not be the "jam" that was ex perienced on the first occasion. The Chamber of Commerce headquarters, where the sale will be conducted, will be so arranged as to absolutely guar antee "first come first served,' 'and at> the same time to avoid the big rush. Only one person will be allow ed at the windows at the time and ample room will be had to deliver the goods bought. One window will be de voted to lady purchasers, the other to the men folks. Posters and advertisements an ^ Q0( } 8i e t c ., will be distributed nextr week, if. the car arives in time. These will be circulated throughout the par- ish and it is hoped by the Chamber of Commerce officials that the country people will take advantage of this wonderful bargain sale and lay aside a supply as well as the people of this city. -;— 0 - nouncipg tb^salo, 0 - FRANK DIETLEIN, JR., UNDER SURGEON'S KNIFE The many friends of Frankie Diet lein ,popular young son of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Dietlein, will be glad to know that the young man successfully underwent an operation at the Touro Infirmary in New Orleans on last Wednesday morning. The last reports received from that city were to the effect that Frankie was doing nicely and was expected to be home again in a few days. -o LOUISIANA LAMBS ARE READY FOR MARKET In all the sheep-raising parishes in Louisiana, fall lambs are already to be found, according to*a report made by G. P. Williams, extension sheep specialist, at the Louisiana State Uni versity. With only a little supple- mentary feed these will be in prime condition for the block in ninety days, which means home-grown lamb avail- able by March 1, and for Easter, says Mr. Williams. Lamb is most desira- ble of all meats for spring use, he says, and at the same season while northern tables are being supplied with last year's range lambs from feed lots, the Southern trade may eat milk-fat lamb from our own farms. - 0 - —Among the out-of-town visitors to spend Thanksgiving in this city were Mrs. Joseph Deauterive and Mrs. De Comme Deauterive of Lau reauville, who were entertained by Mrs. Albert Amy. —Mrs. W. F. Nolan returned on Monday afternoon after a week's stay with relatives in Alexandria. —Judge Allen Bordelon of Avoy elles parish was among the promi nent visitors here on last Saturday. Judge Bordelon enjoys a large circle of friends in St. Landry. —Hon. P. R. Sandoz of the local bar was in New Orleans three days the first of the week where he went to argue a case before the supreme court of Louisiana. LADIES WILL GIVE GUMBO Daughters of Isabella Wish to Replenish Depleted Charity Fund and Will Entertain The Daughters of Isabella will serve gumbo and other edibles at the K. of C.'hall on Sunday morning, beginning at 11 o'clock ,and everybody is in vited to partake of some delicious eating. Whatever funds are derived from the entertainment will be used for charity. The Opelousas Daughters of Isa bella have long been recognized as one of the most charitable organiza tions in this city. In fact, practically all the funds of the local court is used for charitable purposes, and as the Sunday entertainment is for the purpose of raising funds to continue I the charity work the people of this city should not neglect to assist the Daughters of Isabella in making the Sunday entertainment a howling sue- j K. C.'S GOING TO NATCHITOCHES Delegation from Here Leave This Afternoon to Attend Big Meeting There A delegation of eleven or twelve members of Opelousas Council of the Knights of Columbus will leave this afternoon for Natchitoches to attend one of the largest meetings yet held in North Louisiana. The Natchi toches assembly will be made up of members from all sections of the state, but particularly from the nor Natchitoches tonight. They will be entertained by the North Louisiana knights at a banquet tomorrow night and will return here on Monday af ternoon. thern parishes. The Opelousas knights will leave , ... . _.___. here this afternoon and will arrive in PARKER SUPPORTERS HELD BIG RALLY LAST MONDAY able ade.' not the the tax der wait fore this in the Dudley L. Guilbeau Stirs Par kerites to Put St. Landry Over By Large Majority PERFECT ORGANIZATION EFFECTED FOR PARISH E rt c iwtf Represented at Opening of Headquarters in this City First of Week A large majority of the one hun dred and fifty men who compose the St. Landry Parker campaign commit tee assembled at the old Budd build ing, corner of Court and Bellevue streets, last Monday morning for the formal opening of the St. Landry Parker headquarters. Hon. Dudley L. Guilbeau, member of the state campaign committee, called the meeting to order, deliver ing a splendid address on the progress of the campaign, at the same time taking occasion to rap those who were opposing the candidacy of the New Orleans man. He urged everybody to get right down to work in order to give Parker an overwhelming ma jority oin January 20. He predicted that Parker's majority in the country in 5 would be suff icent to overcome the I Stubbs majority in New Orleans and j that he would be elected by a hand 80 Mr. m Giilbeau then introduced Per-1 cy Dunbar as parish chairman of the campaign committee. Mr. Dunbar declined to make an adress, saying that he was not a speaker, but that he was an ardent supporter of Mr. Par ker and was doing all in his power to elect the Orleans man. Dr. F. O. Pavy, L. L. Perrault and Judge Gilbert L. Dupre delivered stirring addresses in favor of the of Parker candidacy, predicting that this parish was going overwhelmingly j in favor of Mr. Parker. Hon. Kemp T. Catlett, one of the original Parker supporters and a per sonal friend of the cotton man, was detained on account of business, but got into headquarters just as a few remaining loyal Parkerites were about to depart, and he took occasion to proceed to rake over the coals the anti-Parkerites. He said the fourth ward was in the Parker column by a solid vote. Parker headquarters will be kept open throughout the campaign. Sup porters will be found in the head quarters at all times and nothing will be left undone to maintain the organ ization in highest efficiency. —Hon. H. E. Estorge of this city, J St. Landry's candidate for state treas nrer, is now in the north half of the state in the interest of his candidacy. • POLL TAX MUST BE PAID BEFORE FIRST DAY OF JANUARY Less Than Fourth of St. Landry Voters Have Paid Their Poll Tax for 1918 , DECEMBER 31 -LAST DAY THAT ONE CAN PAY Many Voters May Be Disfran chised Unless They Attend to This Duty at Once More than three thousand St. Lan (j r y voters have been neglecting the paying of their poll tax. December 31 j 3 the last day and unless more in terest is manifested in the perform ance of this important duty, hundreds of voters will be disfranchised and unable to participate in the primary election on January 20 next. A revise of the poll tax book of St. Landry during the week brought out the fact that only a little more than one thousand of the four thou sand-odd St. Landry voters had paid their 1918 poll tax. The payment of this tax is far back of usual pre-elec tion years. St. Landry voters should not for get that on January 20 the electorate of this parish will be called upon to cast thier ballots for their choice for governor, lieutenant governor .sheriff, clerk of court, assessor and other im portant parochial and state offices. In fact, every office in the state from 1 overnor down to ward constable, ex ' . ,. . , cept the judicial offices and cong v J ressmen and United States senators, and unless the voter has paid his poll tax for the years 1918 and 1919 be fore December 31 of those years, he will be automotically disfranchised by the provisions of the law and un able to participate in the election and —naturally will be in the ranks of the famous and delectable "squaw brig ade.' While the tax collector's office is not yet collecting property taxes for the current year, due to the rolls not having been completed and filed with the collector, a force of deputies will always be found on hand in the office every day and willing to issue poll tax receipts on the payment of the voter's dollar. Many people are un der the impression that they have to wait until the tax rolls are filed be fore they can pay their poll tax, but this is not the case, for the office is ready now and at any time during the present month to issue the receipts, possession of which is necessary in order to qualify a man to participate in the elections to be held during the coming year, and there will be fev eral. So ,Mr. Voter, get busy and visit the collector's office, produce the dollar and get your receipt. LOCAL GIRL WEDS WASHINGTON BOY MtSs Eugenia Poulet, pretty and pop ular young daughter of Mrs. Rosa Poulet of this city, and Dunbar Wil kins, son of a prominent Washington planter, were wedded by Rev. Father Colliard at the Catholic presbytery in this city Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock. Only relatives and a few intimate friends of the contracting parties attended the ceremony. Mias Poulet was given in marriage by her mother. Following the ceremony, a recep tion was tendered the happy young couple at the home of the bride s sis ter * Mrs - p - Barnett, which was ct ^ded^by relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Miss Poulet, it will be remembered, was the accomplished secretary of Hon. E. B. Dubuisson, and was one of the pretty and popular young la dies of this city, enjoying a large cir cle of friends. The groom is one of the best known young men of the Washington section, coming from one of the leading families of the fifth ward. Mr. and Mrs. Wilkins will make their home on their farm near Wash , . j mgton, where Mr. Wilkins will be en gaged in agriculture. The many friends of the contract- ing parties join the Star-Progress in wishing much joy and happiness on a long voyage through the sea of matri- mony. -o —Miss Aline Durio, after three m 0 nths' stay in Abbeville, is back in th - g —Messrs. S. L. and Chas. Terry of 'Nashville, Tenn., spent several days in this city during the week. —Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis and daughter, Miss Evelyn, spent several days in New Orleans this week. —Isador Isaac, formerly of this city but for the past year or so en J gaged in buying cotton at Bunkie, came down the first of the week to spend several days hobnobbing with • old friends.