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"The Blinding Trail"
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A cinema accomplishment! Few
pictures during the past season' we
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Also Snub Pollard Comedy
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ADMISSION 10, 15 and 25c
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HART ADVISES FRIENDLY
FOR HIGH COURT TO
That it is his belief that the act pro
viding for the call of the constitu
tional convention is unconstitutional,
and that he had advised
John M. Parker of this belief, was the
declaration made by W. O. Hart,
prominent local attorney, Monday
* In his letter to Governor Parker,
said Mr. Hart, he advised that a
friendly suit be instituted at once, so
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ADMISSION 10, 15 and 25c
ithat a decision can be rendered by
the Supreme court, before the elec
tion t odetermine whether the const!
tlUional convention will be convened
| iB held in Novmeber .
The big defect in the act, providing
for the call of the constitutional con
I vention, which he does not believe
I can be cured, said Mr. Hart, is the
I Section No. 2 of the act provides
that the electors shall vote " for a con
| —stitutional convention in accordance
with Act No. - of 1920," or "against
a constitutional convention in accord
ance with Act No. — of 1920,"
"There is no such act as Act No.—
of 1920," said Mr. Hart, "and a bal-'
ingless, and I do not believe the
secretary of state can add anything
to the ballot that is not contained in
j the law, and, therefore, cannot put
lot referrmg^ereto w 8 uld be mean
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ADMISSION, 10, 15 and 25c
on the ballot, Act No. 180."
, Mr ' Hart - Monday, asserted that
Governor Parker has informed him
; that ^ of his lett « ra had bee , n
sent to about ten of the governors
I laywer friends throughout the state
Mr. Hart's Views
Discussing Governor Parker's con
stitutional convention bill, Mr. Hart
"Act No. 180 of the recent General
Assembly, approved by the Governor
July 8, certainly represents several
™ riou * featur <* regarding legislature
j P roce( l ure
i "The title of the Act as first writ
ten, made it a penalty to nominate
and elect delegates to the convention
,and provided for fradulent voting and
^ returns . j discovere d this wrote
to the newspapers about it, and in
formed members of the legislature
thereof and the tilte was corrected in
"Then, in sub-division 'A' of Para
graph 4, of Section 1, the word 'ef
fected' regarding the state debt, ap
peared instead of 'affected' but this
"The act was supposed to have been
promulgated in the official journal on
July 24, but what appears in the pa
per on that day was six sections of
the act and some sections of Act 181,
approved the same day. This has
[been overcome by a second promulga
l There is one defect in the law. j
however, which I do not think can
be cured and which, in my judgment, ^
makes the law a nullity.
"Section 2 of the act provides that
the electors shall vote 'For a con
stitutional convention in accordance
with Act No.— of 1920,' or 'against
a constitutional convention in accord- j
ance with Act No. — of 1920.' There
is no such act as Act No. — of 1920, j
and a ballot referring thereto would i
be meaningless and I do not believe i
the Secretary of state can add any- ;
thing to the ballot that is not contain
ed in the law and therefore, cannot !
put on the ballot Act No. 180.
"In a letter written a few days ago |
I laid this matter before the governor
and sugested that he arrange to
have the question brought before the
courts previous to the November
election because if the law is null, it
is better to ascertain it at least before
the special election in December or
before the constitutional convention
convenes and if the law is complete,
a decision of the court so holding
would place the matter at rest.
"This question becomes particularly
important in view of the decisions of
the Supreme Court that the constitu
tional convention of 1913 exceeded its
powers in certain provisions contain
ed in the constitution framed by it
because excluded by the act which
called the convention, and therefore,
it is perfectly apparently that defects
or deficiencies in an act of the legis
lature calling a constitutional con
vention cannot be overcome or sup
plied by the convention itself but that
the act must govern in its entirety."
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july 31 2t
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Holier and Durio, Civil Engineers, has
been dissolved. Mr. R. M. Hollier
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION
Effective July 1, 1920, the firm of
servers his connection with the part
nership to accept the position of Chief
Engineer and Manager of the Louisi
ana Construction Works. Mr. L. E.
Durio succeeds to the business of Hol
lier & Durio and assumes all the busi
ness and contracts of said firm.
Opelousas, La., July 15, 1920.
R. H. HOLLIER, x
, D. E. DURIO,
DR. H. H. TUCKER
Phone: 138 Residence €66
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Back by Special Request!
De Mine's Sensation
"Old Wives For New"
With Elliot Dexter, Wanda Hawley,
Julia Faye, Theodore Roberts and
A new angle on "Why Change Your
Wife." Who does not remember this
DeMille masterpiece of the beautiful
wife who faded while her husband re
mained young. His sensational escape
with the beautiful modiste Shop,
Madam. The great divorce scene! His
trip to the land of "Forgetfulness."
The great fight! Every scene, a slice
from life—every gown—a dream!
Also Comedy and News
Doors open at 4:30 P. M.
ADMISSION, 10, 15 and 25c
BANKER, SHORT IN
FUNDS IS WELCOMED
WITH OPEN ARMS
FELLOW CITIZENS CLAMOR TO
SIGN BOND FOR MAN WHO
HAD BUILT THEIR TOWN
"He journeyed into a far country j
and spent his substance in riotous \
living." This is what happened to the j
prodigal son of Biblical times. But j
upon his return he was received
with open arms, was wined and dined
and* permitted to feast upon the "fat- ;
ted calf." While the case is not al- (
together parallel, as far as his having j
spent his substance in a "far coun-1
try," still the home coming of August
Jaedicke, Jr., the alleged defaulting
Hanover, Kan., bank cashier, who was
recently arrested in this city and re
turtied to the scene of his offense was
hailed with delight,
was something in the
nature of a j
"joyful triumph," according to the
following account, taken from the ;
Kansas City Times, of July 15:
August Jaedicke is back home. The
first son born to Hanover is back to '
its bosom tonight. Mutual loyalty was j
cemented by a bond of $50,000, which j
was furnished the Instant it was fixed
by friends who had journeyed to the j
court house of Washington county to
greet their friend and companion.
It was a double Tetum for Jaedicke.
A wreck on the railroad prevented a
journey from Wymore, so the banker's
party rode to Odell, then by motor
car passed through Hanover to get to
Washington, where the arraignment
on a charge of receiving deposits in
an insolvent bank was staged.
A Gypsy Prophecy Fulfilled
Freed by the bonds of his towns
men, Jaedicke returned to home and
family at 9 o'clock. The hoped for
loyalty of fellow townsmen was more
than proven. The return of the bank
er answered desires and prayers of
men and women of Hanover and ful
filled the prophecy of a gypsy camp
made to a group of townspeople early
in June. A woman fortune teller,
asked when Jaedicke would return
"Before the snow flies and by the
The news of the prophecy spread
through the village and only Tuesday
after leaving Shreveport, Mrs. R. E.
P. Messall, sister of Jaedicke ,to!d the
brother of the reported prophecy.
"We will get there before the snow
flies, but not by the north road," he
Hanover Took a Holiday
Then news of Jaedicke's arrest and
return here to the town and friends
he yearned for caused today to be a
holiday to greet him. Telegram an
nounced he would pass through Han
over, but would ride on to Washing
ton to face his charge, execute bond
and return to home and family free
to join his friends in an attempt to
reorganize the bank, restore losses
and then face the penalty his acts de
And Hanover's co-operation was as
practical'as it was loyal. A subscrip
tion list of pledges to sign Jaedicke's
bond was tared yesterday. By this
afternoon twenty-eight had signed and
qualified for amounts to a total of
$78,000. And officials of three banks
in Washington, the county seat, were
at the court house with Hanover
friends of Jaedicke long before the
expected time of his arrival.
Crowds thronged the station at home
and in Washington. Bulletins that an
nounced added lateness for the train
that was to return their son
friend didn't break the ranks of those
Washington county folk.
Glad Tears at Home Welcome
When motor cars bearing the Jaed-i
icke party sped into ,Hanover, three ,
hours ahead of the late train, few
were on the street. A car stopped and
Jaedicke stepped out at his home.
The screened front porch was locked,
but the prodigal didn't stop. He
hurried around to the back porch.
There were glad cries ad sobs. He
had found wife, mother and his
daughters. Beaming with tears
streaming down both cheeks, he bore
two oh the younger children around in
front. He kissed them again and
again. He tried to tel those in the
motor cars who they were. His voice
failed, but they knew. He snatched
himself away and soon the motor car
turned toward Washington. It didn't
"There's August. Hey! wait a
A fire alarm could have done no
more. Big bronzed men blocked the
motor car. Others sought Jaedicke's
hand. Exchanges of friendship and
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ERIC VON STRONHEIM
ERIC VON STRONHEIM
"The greatest picture of 1920."—Wids.
A wonderful story of the husband who was contented to let other men
amuse his wife while he worked in his office! A new angle on the hus
band, the wife and the other man question! Beautiful scenes in the Alps
of Switzerland! Francilla Billington in the cast.
Thursday—15th Episode of "THE SILENT AVENGER."
Friday—Sunshine Comedy, "THRU THE KEY HOLE."
Doors open at 4:30 P. M.
ADMISSION, 25 and 50c
rugged loyalty were silent but pow
The Fugitive Was Happy
Vainly did "Connie" Collins, sher
j iff beg to be allowed to speed on. On
i ly Jaedicke's voice "Let's *£et through
! at Washington first," cleared the
way. The big car shot forward. Over
freshly dragged roads between fields
of corn and wheat, past a drilling oil
well the car carried the happy and
exultant man, who last week was a
I fugitive yearning for the scenes and
j odors he now sensed,
\ At Washington fifteen miles away,
j a turn into the square was signal
j enough. A. J. Freenbom, his attor
Q ey, and a dozen friends met him as
he stepped on the court house lawn,
; Hurriedly all proceeded to the offiae
( 0 f f. a. Baldwin, county attorney
j where Justice M. O. Reitzel awaited,
Hanover friends thronged the corri
dors and filled the room. Scores of
friends and onlookers from Washlng
ton crowded the doors.
Friends Eager to Sign His Bond
Formalities were done hurriedly.
Hanoverites begged to keep the bonds
me n to themselves. The Washington
bankers stepped aside. Then it was
found that Hanover men had oversub
scribed the amount. It then was
agreed to select ten men to pledge
$5,000 each. Eleven men signed and
seventeen more were anxious to do
But j^g a n Hanover forgotten or
forgiven ? A re there none who bear
There are a few.
was asked of
There were many
^ few remain who repeat the waggish
"The 17th of May was the last of
SAYS INDIVIDUALS CAN PLAY
POKER WHEN THERE IS NO
TAKE-OFF FROM GAME
It is the place wherein gambling
take place, and not the gamblers,
that comes within the scope of the
Higgins anti-gambling act, adopted at
the last session of the Legislature, ac
cording to the interpretation placed
upon the statute by Luther E. Hall
assistant attorney general.
Assistant Attorney General Hall's
opinion on the provisions of the act
was expressed in answer to an inquiry
made by Rene H. Himal, district at
torney for the Twenty-Third Judicial
District, at Franklin.
Governor Hall's offioial opinion, as
expressed to District Attorney Himal
"You are informed in answer to
your letter of the '26th inst., that act
192 of 1920 is directed against the
operation of gambling houses and not
against games of chance and provides
for the abatement of such houses at
the suit of any taxpayer.
Any Kind of Game
"A gambling House is defined by
section 1 of the act to be any place
whatever where any game of chance
of any kind or character is played
for money or wages, or for tokens and
where the conduct of such places op
erates directly or indirectly to the
profit of one or more individuals and
not exclusively to the direct profit of
the actual profits in such game.
"Also any place whatever where
races, athletic contests and sports and
games are not actually, held but
where opportunity is afforded for
wagering upon races athletic contests
sports and games of chance.
"The specific questions asked by
you are answered as follows:
"Does the law prohibit the playing
of P 00 * * or mone y or other thing of
va l U€ '"
"It does not. It prohibits the opera
tion of a place where Àich games are
played, and where the games result
directly or indirectly to the profit of
one or more individuals and not ex
clusively to the direct profit of the
actual participants in such games.
"Dots the law prohibit the playing
of cards for money or other things
of value in clubs whether chartered
or not and in lodge rooms or frater
nal societies or orders?
Can PI* y Cards
"The act does not prohibit the play
ing of cards for money or other
thing of value but it prohibits the
operation of any place where such
games do not result exclusively to the
direct profit of the actual participants
in such games.
"Is the law to be enforced by the
district attorney on the usual affi
davit and information as in ordinary
criminal cases; or must suit be filed
by some taxpayer, and in that event
must the district attorney represent
a complaining taxpayer?"
"The act does not provide for crim
inal prosecution of offenders and im
poses no special duty on a district
attorney with respect to its enforce
ment. However, it would seem that
it is properly within the general scope
pf the duty of a district attorney to
represent as attorney, a complaining
Miss Louise Estorge of Opelousas
is the guest of Misses E3torge.—Ibe
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nnci aiicac iA
E. B. DUBUISSON,
CHAS. F. BOAGNI,
A. LEON DUPRE.
E. B. Dubuisson, President.
Chas. F. Boagni, Vice-Presi
A. Leon Dupre, V.-Pres. a
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"The Great Accident * 4
Saturday Evening Po«
e human story of small
life! The old political
rich mill owner, the Worthle«'
the old politician's beautiful jl **>
Hetty, the girl with the past
of every-day life, with everv-d«.* 5 **
pie in the cast. By Ben Am*. &
Also Fords Weekly and Mutt
Doors open at 3
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Notice is hereby given that the,
j will be a meeting of the stcxsfc w*
i of the St. Landry Lumber
company's office on August 20th, Bit
at 7:30 o'clock a. m. for the
j of electing officers for the m .,1
year, and transacting such others*
I ness as may be deemed proper «
july 24 4t
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