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Pubiuher. -bJ Job Printer», 55 BUILDING ,, ■ ■ J —THE— OFFICIAL JOURNAL _OF THE__ PARISH OF ST. LANDRŸ XI—NO. 18 OPELOUSAS, LA., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1920 SUBSCRIPTION—$2.00 PER YEAR, IN ADVANCE foreman GRAND JURY [THURSDAY OF Opelousas "Appointed to Head Grand Inquisitors SESSION TO riGATE * I , Cotton to FRAUDS to the or the six months. The grand called in special session for of investigating election made by Ariel Fonte frauds purporting to have i s ted at the primary elec January 20. I will preside over a body I f'#f the following prominent ref 3L Landry : Guy A. Jack p #Ty Charges Jurors to tair Duty to the Letter KW on Fraud Charges Durio, prominent young cot oi this çity, wa 3 selected ' g g. Pavy, Thursday morn W of the grand jury for Stagg, C. P. Helluin, L. jbert Clary, L. J. Larcade, all Numa Dupre, Man C. L. Stephenson and ifisbert. pavy, in his charge, said I fraud charge^? : lave been called here for a and that is to inves eharges of fraud made by 1 Fontenot in a written pro the democratic executive : when it met for the pur ig the returns of election held on Janu eommittee, under the law, authority to make investiga » charges of fraud or irregu Therefore, I deemed it prop an Investigation before a authority to indict art rhave violated the laws on I of January, 1920, and it is duty, gentlemen, and I request that you make ; and impartial investigation charges and without refer i who the parties are or who for, if they have violated why your duty under your indict them. charges are serious, he re can not have honest eltc > parish of St. Landry, then ; to know it and we ought to f parties who have committed bn the democratic party of the great parish of CONFED SUNDAY College Band Will Music for Célébra is Honor of Vets afternoon the Confed t, which stands on the eorner of the court house will be appropriately un of people from va ! of St, Landry and some ! interested in the mon «ttend the ceremonies, ' »trat at 2 o'clock Sunday Fux will have the aveiling the monument, Evelyn Lewis, daughter 1rs. John John W. Lewis, at the foot of the as a fitting culmination nonies. Diebold, president of College, has graciously Pfo allow the St. Charles the music for the oc Ä strong delegation from f Coteau college will be in J. " of It ly Civil Engineer Splendid Position * Roberts, civil engineer of „ , recently appointed F®*potwib!e position of good •f °f Acadia parish, the sitting at Crowiey rnak Mr. Roberts' sal at four thousand dollars with an additional six krs for use of his auto 1 *he road work. ent comes as a pleas Mr. Roberts' Opelou and they all feel certain i be able to handle the job i ability, as he is an aceom NH& : , , : „ ; . Andrew Moresi and v. Jr., were visitors Mat week, where they of Mr Moresi's DON'T LET 'EM MISS YOUR NAME Census Enumerators Might Pass You Up, So be Prepared to Report to Headquarters Census enumerators have been busy throughout St. Landry parish since the beginning of January. They have canvassed the city of Opelousas and it is said will shortly be prepared to make their final report. It is impossible for the enumerators to count every inhabitant of this city and parish without the co-operation of the people—it is evident that some will be missed in the attempt to count noses ÿ Opelousas ,'as weH as in the rural district». , . „ ... Now, W. Alex Robertson, supervis or for thÿ congressional district, says the propert thing to do in the event anyone has not been counted, is to report the fact to him or his assist ant, Isaac Litton, in the postoffice building, It is • necessary that Opelousas rqake a splendid showing in the 1920 census. Every public spirited eitizen i s interested in boosting the popula Uon of this *y, and in the event any one has been missed in the count, they I should lose no time in seeing that their names are enrolled on the enu merators' list of citizens. Help Opelousas grow by reporting all "missing citizens" to the enumer ator. Do not delay, the work will be completed shortly and the public spirited citizens want Opelousas to show a population of at least seven thousand people. SECOND PRIMARY TO COME OFF TUESDAY OF NEXTWEEK * St. Landry Voters Urged to Go to Polls to Decide Matter of Third Representative ONLY TWO CONTESTS IN THE ENTIRE PARISH J. Franklin Schell and J. J .Lew is Go to Polls for Legislator, De jean and Brown for Jury " The attention of the St. Landry voters is called to the second primary election, which takes place on next Tuesday, February 24, for the pur pose of selecting a third democratic nominee for member of the house of representatives, and for one member of the police jury in the sixth ward*. It is feared that on account of the lack of publicity given this election that hundreds of St. Landry voters will neglect to go to the polls on that day. The race for representative is be tween J. Franklin Schell of Wash ington and James J. Lewis of Eu nice. Mr. Schell was-third in the first primary out of a total of six candidates running for three places, lacking but thirty-odd votes of get ting a clear majority. Mr. Lewis was fourth, being some two hundred-odd votes behind the Washington citizen The race for member of the police jury in the sixth ward promises to be interesting, it being waged between W. C. Dejean of Plaquemine Point and Peter Brown of Faquetaique. The friends of the two candidates for the legislature have been endeav- oring to interest the voters to go to the polls on the day of the election, and while it is conceded that the vote on February 24 will be many hun- dreds short of th»t east on January 20 , it is generally believed that a fair ly good vote will tu/n out to decide who shall go to Baton Rouge between Mr. Schell and Mr. Lewis. -1-o---— NOLAN MOVES IN NEW HOME to of it. of is „ ; Newspaper Man Occupies the Modern Bungalow Built on East Grolee Street W. F. Nolan, one of the publishers of the Star-Progress, has been busy the past week moving into his new home, which was recently completed The Nolan home is situated on East Grolee street, and was erected by Contractor Auguste Amy. It is one of the many pretty bungalows being erected in this city, and adds much to the beauty of that pretty residential section of Opelousas. Mr. Nolan formerly occupied the old Blacksher residence, on Union street, and which was recently sold to Clerk of Court Henry Lastrapes, and which is now undergoing many repairs and remodelling which will make it one of the most up-to-date residences in the city. Mr. Lastrapes and his family will move in as soon as the work is completed. JONES RESIGNS AS HEAD LIGHT PLANT Severs Connection With Muni cipal Power House to As sume Another .Position A. C. Jones, superintendent of the electric light and water plant, hand ed in his resignation to Mayor Mikë Halphen on last Monday morning and will sever his connection with the city plant on March 1 to assume charge of the construction depart- 1 ment of the J. B. McCrary Construc tion Company of Atlanta, Georgia, j Mr. Jones will go to North Carolina to assume his new duties, when he leaves here next month. The retiring superintendent has been in this city for a number of ; years. At the time he assumed charge ! of the power plant Opelousas had ; very poor service and the plant was ! considered a debit rather than a cred-j it. By strict adherence to duty and j constant watchufulnëss and perse verance, Mr. Jones, with the assist ' . . ,___I ance of competent and progressive, , wide-awake city lawmakers, was able finest and most up-to-date for a £ of the size of Opelousas, in Louisi ana. While the plant is not as effi cient as it was a few years back, it is said that it is not the fault of Mr. Jones nor the city administration, since the city has grown to such an extent in the past two years as to need a much larger plant. In fact, the city authorities, acting on the recommendation of Superintendent Jones, placed an order for a number of needed pieces of machinery in or- j der to put the plant oil a more effi- i cient basis. j Mr. Jones leaves Opelousas with the best wishes of his many friends ,and as he will be connected with one of 1 the largest construction engineering 1 firms in the South, it is believed that I enviable mark 1 _ j : #T* A XTT? T'UP T'nTn ■1 X X Nil j - - _ Mendoza Being Flooded With he will soon make an for himself. MANY MORE TO Inquiries About Agricultu- ral Tour Through West According to the present outlook, St. Landry is going to send a train load of representative citizens and farm youths on the Louisiana Special through the middle western states. A. A. Mendoza, federal farm dem onstrator, who has charge of St. Landry's end of the agricultural ex pedition, continues to receive inquir ies t from various sections of the par ish concerning- the proposed trip. Many of St. Landry's leading farm ers, envious of tl|e wonderful strides being made by the boys in agricul ture of late years, have decided to take the trip and learn a few things about modem methods in the pro gressive and prosperous agricultural states of the middle West. St. Landry will send at the expense of the public at least ten boys; many young men will be seflt by their parents, some by public spirited citi zens, and then there are a goodly crowd of real, sure-enough farmers who have notified Mr. Mendoza that they will make the trip. Reservations should be made many weeks ahead of time, so Mr. Mendoza suggests that all who have any intention of going along in August with the St. Landry delegation should lose no time in no tifying him so that he can make res ervations. A good time is in' store for all who go, and many things of in terest will be learned on the trip. The agricultural colleges of the midie West will 'be taken in, t^e farm show at Chicago will be one of the features, and those who take the trip are assured that the $150 they I will spend for the trip will be-the best investment they hare made in many years. St. Landry wants to send so it is up to those who would like to take a trip, which will cost very little and which will be of vast bene fit, to let Mr. Mendoza book them without further delay. _ : —Dudley L. GuUbeau, after a | week's stay in Washington, D. C., on legal business, returned home on last Sunday night. [ —Edgar M. Dupre, recently elect- 1 ed a member of the police jury to represent the Prairie Ronde-Plaisance section of the first ward, was in Ope lousas Thursday mingling with his friends. — Dr. F. O. Pavy of Leonville was among the many country visitors here Thursday for the grand jury session. — C. N. Bertrand of the Mallet sec tion was in town a couple of days this week,'attending to his income tax re turn. —Adam and Louis Guidroz and Pierre Mistrot of Arnaudville were in Opelousas last Thursday. —Mm Jonas Roos was among the many Opelouseans to take in the carnival in Now Orleans. CARDINAL MERCIER ~ACK IN BELGIUM RECEIVED THE HOMAGE OF THE CHILDREN AT ROSLARRE Photograph shows Cardinal Mercier during a visit to Rosktre Belgium, where he marcehd ir. the childfer/s parade and inspected the young stcrs w ^ 0 turned out to ho nor the patron saint of c hild hood. _ j__ 1111 .. -----.......... r j__ 1111 .. -----.......... TO OPEN MACHINE John Sibille, formerly of the Sun set section of this parish but for the past year a resident of Donaldson ville where he owned a large rice plantation, will shortly open up a machine shop and foundry in this city. Mr. Sibille told a represents SHOP HERE SOON John Sibille, Formerly of Sun set, Moving to Opelousas to Operate Foundry he tive of this paper that he was nego dating for a suitable lot on one of the railroads in this city on which to a erect the necessary buildings in or der to begin operations as soon as possible. ! As an evidence of. his desire to go ' into business in this city, Mr. Sibille recer tiy purchased the handsome res- , idenee of Hon. Henry. Lastrapes, Jr., c i er i£ D f court, situated on the out -1 wee j £8 wee s ' skirts of this city. Mr. Sibille will move his family into Opelousas some time during the next month or six The machine shop and foundry pro posed by Mr. Sibille will be up-to date in every respect and will be one of the finest in thjg city. His fore man will be a man who has had many years' experience at the head of one of the most flourishing and successful fundries of the state, and he will have associated with him sev eral expert mechanics. MARDI GRAS DANCE LARGELY ATTENDED 1 Benefit Entertainment Given by Episcopalian Ladies Was Very Successful The annual Mardi Gras entertain ment given by the ladies of the. Epis copalian church at Barrilleaux's au ditorium on Tuesday afternoon and night proved very successful socially as well as financially, several hun dred dollars being netted for the worthy cause. The evening (Children's party was largely attended and was a source of much happiness to the many little ones who participated and of mueh> interest to the older ones "who attend ed the entertainment. Maxine Comeau, little daughter of I Mr - and Mrs - Arthur Comea j ' as a canine, won the little girls ]W /andoz Prescott little son of Mr - and Mrs. John M. Prescott, dress ed as a pnnee was awarded the boys' pnze, while Larry LaCombe was awarded a P™ e as a *««* lad /' ^ ^ f veni ^- danca wa3 attended , the largest crowd ever seen at a , : dance here. The big auditorium was : | crowded to its capacity with dancers, ! while many more were lookers-on. 1 'The entertainment was highly sue-] [ cessful in-every respect and proved of ] 1 financial benefit to the church for j which it was given. The ladies who , worked to make the Mardi Gras en tertainment such a success are to be congratulated and deserve the com mendation of their fellow citizens. —Leopold Goudchaux, prominent Big Cane planter and merchant, and his son, Sylvan, were among the prominent visitors to Opelousas this week. —The many friends of Prof, and Mrs. Paul Pavy will be glad to team' that «he happy couple was visited by Father Stork on Monday afternoon and "Prof." is now the proud daddy of a sweet baby girl. Mother and little daughter are doing nicely. ISTUDEBAKERS ARE STILL IN THE LEAD St. Landry Motorists Buying Popular Cars Handled by Mahr Motor Company "You can't keep a good car down," said an auto connoiseur recently. According to St. Landry motorists, he must have referred to the Stude bakers, as they seem to be extremely popular among the purchasers <jf the larger type of autos. The Main Motor Company, local agents for this popular car, has hat a rush of customers in the past week, several Studebakers bqing planted in private homes. According to auto ! statistics, to be exact, there were ' more Studebakers sold in this par ish than any one make of automo- , biles, with the sole exception of the "tin Lizzie, better known as Henry Ford's gas wagon. er It 1 The Studebaker has become to be recognized as one of the few standard cars of America and is said to be the best fitted automobile for the price on the American market today. The Main Motor Company carries a stock of the latest model Studebakers, in cluding the four and six cylinder cars, as well as 'parts and accessories, pay ing particular attention to its service department. MRS. PRESCOTT DIES SUDDENLY Wife of Prominent Washing-» ton Citizen Passe* Away at Home of 'Mother Here The community was shocked to learn Sunday morning of the suddÄ death of ' Mrs. Walter Prescott, nee Vivian Thompson, at the home of her mother, Mrs. W. M. Thompson, m this city early Sunday morning. Mrs. Prescott had bèen married about four years and had been in ill health for the past three years. While it was known that she was not well, no one had any idea she would be called away so suddenly. The de ceased was a charming young matron of this community and enjoyed a large circle of friends in Opelousas and Washington, in both of which communities she being well known, The husband of the deceased is one of the leading young planters of the Washington section of this parish. Funeral services were conducted at the Catholic church on Sunday af temoon and interment made in the Catholic cemetery here. A large number of friends of the sorrowing family attended the funeral sites. The Star-Progress extends its deepest sympathies to the bereaved family 4n their hour of sorrow. , --o--- , Mendoza Report* . : . Success for Trip ! - 1 Editor Star-Progress: The plans for the 'Louisiana Fpm ] Boys' Tour of the midale west is j progressing very nicely, and I be , lieve that my aim, name.y, to have more boys on this tour than any other parish, is to be accomplished. I have about nine boys who are go ing and defraying their own expen ses and I will have pi ore than this number- when the time for the tour comes; but the thing that I am par a ticularly interested in at this time is to raise enough funds to send a good representation from St. Landry Of de serving boys who are unable to de fray their expenses. I hsye >eirculated a list in Opelou sas and found everybody very respon sive and Ï know that other communi ties in this parish will be as interest ed in this great move. I am in re É •> f t ilpjl JOB DEPARTMENT INCREASING FAST Out-of-Town Orders Keep Big Presses Busy Nearly the Entire Week That the publishers of the Star Frogress had foresight when they placed the order for the most mod ern printing machinery ever installed in this section of Louisiana, is cer tain, since large orders from sur rounding parishes, besides St. Landry, have swelled the volume of job work to such an extent as to keep the big job press busy throughout the week. Orders from surounding parishes have been coming in gradually and the increase in the job work noted since the installation last September of the most modern machinery has been so flattering as to have more than justified the owners of the Star Progress in investing several thou sand dollars in order to throughly modernize their job plant. St. Landry users of job work are reminded that it is no longer neces sary to send to New Orleans and oth er large cities for "big" work. Ope lousas has a plant that can print any thing except "postage stamps and money." We invite our many customers and friends to inspect our plant when- ever they are in our neighborhood. It is a pleasure to demonstrate the many wonderful pieces of machinery that go to make up the most modern and up-to-date printing plant in Southwest Louisiana. -o——— TO VOTE A DRAINAGE IN COURTABLEAU DISTRICT Board of Commissioners Will Meet Shortly to Order Elec tion for That Purpose VAST TERRITORY TO BE PROPERLY DRAINED Project Would be cf Great Ben efit to Low Lands in Two Wards of St. Landry The Board of Commissioners of the Bayou Teche and Courtableau Drain age District will meet shortly to order a drainage bond election in the dis trict for the purpose of securing suf ficient funds for the dredging of the main bayous and laterals of the vast territory confined in the district. President G. Richard stated to a representative of the Star-Progress on Monday morning that his board had determined to issue a call for the election as soon as the engineey could survey the district and approximate the yardage to be excavated. The district comprises a large por tion of the third and fourth wards, extending from Notleyville to the St. Martin parish line. It was organized in October, but the commissioners were delayed in their preliminary work on account of a district being formed in the parish of St, Martin, so as to assure the residents of St. Landry, who reside on the border, that the work would be continued. The members of the board, who are representative taxpayers of the dis trict, feel confident that there will be no opposition to the bond issue, as that section of St. Landry is in sore need of drainage, and the progressive citizens of the district are virtually all behind the project, being deter mined to drain their property at the earliest possible time. . The election will probably be called the latter part of March or the begin ning of April, according to Dr. Rich, ard, who is president of the Board of Commissioners and one of the largest taxpayers of the district. ceipt of a communication from Supt. Harris, in which he .-itate 3 that a cer tain time will be given in which the names must be fikd and after this date no one will be permitted en v- X. T__*1^4- oil fka Krvvro list. I am. afraid that aU the boys who wish to go on thiâ trip will not be able on account of lack of accoxn modation and I want to have my boys from St. Landry provided for. I be lieve that this is going to .be one of the greatest things we could give to our farm boys. If you think this move a worthy one, please give it a boost in your paper, thereby assisting me in fur thering the cause of agriculture in St. Landry. Below is a partial list of subscribers in Opelousas: Boys I» be Selected at Large Police jury appropriation .. .$300.00 W. B. Prescott............ 25,00 St. Landry Bk & Trust Opelousas Nat. Bank . . Planters Bk A Trust . 50.00 50.00 5»;00 SERVICE MEN CALLED TO MEET AT COURT H0USET0M0RR0W Charter Expected Every Day, and Organization to be Per- fected Permanently EX-FIGHTERS URGED TO ATTEND SESSION Immediately After Dedication of Confederate Monument First Meeting Called Dr. A. J. Perrault, formerly a lieu tenant in the dental corps of the United States army, who has been perfecting the preliminary work of the Opelousas post of the American Legion, announces that the perma nent organization of the post will take place tomorrow (Sunday) af ternoon, immediately after the un veiling of the Confederate monu ment. All ex-soldiers, sailors and marines are urged to attend this meeting, as it is desirable that the St. Landry boys who saw service in the world war organize under the Opelousas Post of the American Le gion. Not only Opelousas ex-service men are expected at the Sunday evening meeting, but men from every section of the parish are urgently requested and invited to attend the meeting and to enlist in the Legion. The charter for the local post has been duly approved by the state or-, ganization and is expected here al most daily. Dr. Perrault was noti fied that Opelousas would be gladly received in the fold of the American Legion and he was instructed to pro ceed at once to effect a permanent organization and to proceed also with the election of officers. • Many things vital to the interests of the former fighters from St. Lan dry will be discussed and a real inter esting meeting is assured all who at tend. Men who have seen active serv ice on the battlefields of France will be there and will help to perfect the organization. Every branch of * the service will be represented. Dr. Perrault expresesd the hope that St. Landry ex-service men would not hes itate to join the organization, which is purely for the benefit of the for mer fighters, and which is non-polit ical and non-sectarian. OPELOUSAS FIRM GETS CONTRACT Hollier St Durio Awarded Job of Paving and Gravelling the Streets of Eunice P. D. Pavy .. J. M. Sanders. ] * uuJbeig . ... |J* " andau . ' ' ' * W- l^lÄrK à * , , The firm of Hollier & Durio of Opelousas, civil engineers and con tractors, was awarded its first big contract on last Tuesday by the Eu nice town council, when the Opelou sas firm was the successful bidder on the paving job offered by the town of Eunice. The Hollier & Du rio bid is said to have been $213, 000 for the paving and gravelling of several streets in Eunice. Messrs. Hollier & Durio only re cently went into partnership. Mr. Hoyier has been one of the leading civil engineers of this section of the state for a number of years,' while Mr. Durio was in the engineering corps of the United States army and saw active service overseas. Upon his discharge from the army, Captain Durio came here and entered into partnership with Mr. Hollier. Since then the firm has brinched out and is doing a splendid bdSiness, Work on the Eunice contract will begin within the next few days, it is understood, and the Eunice munici pality is assured of an excellent job, J. A. Haas................ 50.00 Bey* to be Select îd ia First Ward r®;, J a8 ® a * ' ' . f* A * Lürrnjer • •H" • 25.00 25.00 10.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.0% 5.00 5.00 10.00 Pen Risernan ...... J. A. Dejeair ...... J..R 00 S Estate J. B. ffandoz M. Bordelon ......... 10.00 R. 'Mornhinveg à Son . Boy* to be Selected in M. H. Stinson .25.00 One Boy to be Selected At Large J. Franklin Schell ..... 150.00 ALFRED A. MENDOZA, Parish Agent. ' ■ -_—e :_______ mmwM Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Price of Alex are guests at the home of Mir. and Mrs. Theo. Selma m this cRy.