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"Here Shall The Press The People's Rights Maintain, Unawed by Influence and n bed by aln."
i ral oaized Will bald Seas.
Snl gatl 0 This Day, Satarday.
Mlg spabe Will Be Beard, aad
d1s fIh1l luplrtance Transacted
be.. the ull rthouse.
+,,r farmer that has his own and
'~ tiSt welfare at heart should
at the courthouse this morn
basinges man in the city who
see the necessity of changed
..mditions (and all must
be found alongside of
10 o'elodk this morn
this morning is fraught
et vital importance, be
a11 see the formal launching
ement for the emancipa
Sfarmers and business men
the thraldom of the defunct
Cotton, and the inauguration of
that has made many coun
less advantages than we
and prosper.
caion of crops, the
of cnneries, the ship
Sour products, etc., are new to
we need education; we need
elrahange ideas to arrive at the
to make the most, ship at
Vie, and get the best
...a only be done through
ofat a Trck Growers' As
Growers' Association was
hare on the 18th and this
today is to set it to work.
h.efthe utmost importance that
shmlt be organized," said Mr.
iwri, ,peeial Field Demonstrator
hU, 8. Government, who was in
:-ri. a office Thursday, "and I
tl I can not be with you
. You have a stupendous
reg.. and you need an
Mi here to handle your
to its packing and
and shipping at the proper
hrlse, and other details.
4t .ate United States
send you a man
not only do these
.nstruct you in the
cutition of the differ
bles. What such a man
aýt you, I am not prepared to
:t I would venture to say that
d under the agree
personal expenses
yed by you while he
i. I would advise that
into this phase of the
t Poster, of the St. Landry
ere' Association, will an
raing Committee of
ou at this meeting, and
` on will get down to work
be a large attendance.
r:eray), at the court
t 10 o'clock.
. tiL byI Flv Wites and Twa
SIes theo Vlctlim ran the
laslljlead ll BDullelts.
ti advises received at the
e Thursday tell of the
.W1hite men and two ne
sregro house on the place
Geo Meche, in Coulee
th parish, on Wednesday
asdof the shelling of the
recites that at 10
Snight a band of
a Manuel's (the negro
)eB.a, and called to him
Ot, as they had lost their
S the negro saw that the
amaed, he asked them not
Siting the action by a
speed in getting away.
ran, the crowd fired on
ing it.
*13 that there were five
an.t two negroes in the
Ilet riday to make an
he being absent in
time the message
S exhibition of the real,
:mrown, to be held at'(
A.Uditorium, Tuesday,
Z will commence at 4i
- luritation is extended
1and children to visit i
. asd his dog Tige. c
Ii free
Heavy Fines for Track Gamblers--Big Oil Suit Decl
ded--Acadia Perplexed Over Prison Condition..
Important Agricultural Bulletiln Issued.
Great aclivity in the rice market
is reported from the rice belt.
Judge John T. Gillentine, Mayor of
Greydan, died last Monday, aged 44.
Lafayette parish claims the young
est offcers in the State. Its parish
surveyor s 22 years of age, while its
public school superintendent is 238
Ira De Louch and Mary Lou Mad
den, pupils of the Homer High School,
aged 19 and 16 respectively, eloped
last Sunday, and were married.
A movement is on foot to establish
in Crowley a corn market for the sale
to home consumers of corn raised in
that and neighboring parish.
Father Simon, pastor of St. Fran
ces Catholic Church, New Orleans,
and his servant, were bitten by a mad
dog last Saturday, and are now at
the Pasteur Institute.
Bishop Van de Ven, in a sermon at 1
Natchitoches last Sunday criticized
such plays as "The Devil," and urged
good Catholics to abstain from at
tending them.
It is announced that arrangements
have been almost completed for the
Government to begin work of mark
ing the boundary lines between
Louisiana and Mississippi.
A band of gypsies having with them
several children, several almost nude,
who showed evidences of
American parentage, have been ar
rested in Slidell on the charge of kid
Sheffield and Frigerio, two race I
track "bookmakers," were fined $350 i
each and sent to jail for seven months I
for violating the Locke anti race
track gambling law at City Park, New
Crp estel milsle Iames A Stateuent
Stwrtag aield of lifereet TVarietes.
The Native Seed Falls Far Behaid the Less Pro
ductlve of the Farly Cotteo.-Tests Made
In Two Sections of the State.
The State Crop Pest Commission
of Louisiana gave out the following
statement regarding its experiments
with early varieties of cotton during
the 1908 season:
"As the funds of the Crop Pest
Commission will probably not permit
of publishing in bulletin form the re
sults of all experiments before plant
ing time, it is thought best to furnish
the press of the State with figures
showing theeproduction of different
varieties of cotton in the weevil in
fested section.
"The quite extensive tests of varie
ties were made by the commission
during 1908, one at Mansura, Avoy
ells parish, and the other at Bayou
Pierre, Natchitoches parish. The for
mer was on upland soil, the latter on
Red River Valley soil. At Mansura
the heavy rains which lasted from
July 24th to August 5th severely cut
down the yield and made conditions
extremely favorable for rapid increase
of the weevils. Under these trying
conditions the different varieties
yielded in pounds seed cotton per
acre as follows:
Hawkins Early Prolific ..... 563
Toole's Early .... ... ...............453
Rowden ..................... ............. 381
T rium ph ............ .. ........................ 302
Simpkins ..................... ........... 337
King ................... 204
Native .. ....... ..................160
On the Red River bottom at Bayou
Pierre the yields in pounds of seed
cotton per acre were as follaws:
K eno ..................... ......... ...1061
Hawkins' Early Prolific ........ 911
Seago ..................... 773
ImprovedTPeterkin .................. 749
Mebane Triumh 7........... 745
The Krotz Sale.
The excursion over the Frisco road
;o Krotz Springs next Wednesday
will leave the Opelousas depot t 0 10
The run is short, and the excursion-i!
sts will arrive at the Springs in am- I
le time. !
The hour of ten o'clock was set
n order that passengers for the sale
oming over the O. Gee and the S. P.
night catch the excursion.
Governor S aners and hi ~military
staF will leave New -Orleans March
1 for the inauguration of President
Taft. Gen. J. J. Thompson, of St.
Landry, will be a member of the
As interesting bulletin has been
issued by Wilmon Newell, of the
State Agricultural Bureau, treating
of cotton culture under boll weevil
conditions. A copy can be obtained
by writing to the Agricultural Bu
reau, Baton BRouge.
There are twenty-eight prisoners
in the Crowley jail, seven of whom
are minors, and the authorities are
considering the advisability of a par
ish farm as a means of decreasing
the expense incidental on keeping
such a large number of prisoners.
Judge O'Neil, of St. Mary parish,
in his charge to the Gramd Jury took
issue with the Attorney General's in
terpretation of the clause of the
Shattuck law which prohibits foreign
ers from obtaining saloon licenses,
holding that the law contains no such
prohibition. Representative Sim Shat-,
tuck, the author of the bill, contends
that Judge O'Neil is wrong, and the
Attorney General is right.
Judgment was rendered by the
District Court at Lake Charles last
Monday against A. K. Riley & Co., of
Jennings, in favor of the Higgins Oil
Co. for approximately $12.000, claim
ed as damages for the failure of de
fendants to deliver 100,000 barrels
of oil contracted for two years ago.
Dispatches say that after the con
tract was made and partially filled
the price of oil rose and deliveries
were suspended. Mr. A. K. Riley is
field manager of the Plaisance oil
field in St. Landry,
Emneat Criminal Lawyer is scmoamended by
the Referees Selected by President Reese.
velt to Pass Upne Appointments.
The referees appointed by Presi
dent Roosevelt to pass upon appoint
ments have selected E. P. Veazie,
Esq., of Opelousas, as Ambassador to
Since no Democrat is to be con
sidered in connection with this ap
pointment, the best man has been
Let the person'al friends of Mr.
Veazie, Democrats and Republicans,
urge his appointment, and Louisiana
will get one of the best plums of the
new administration.
The Blanche laarfacterilg Co. Hold An later.
esting Neeting-eovement Progressing.
The Blanche Manufacturing Com
pany, an institution organized some
weeks ago in Opelousas, is making
good headway, and it is proposed to
have in a going concern in a few
The company was organized for the
purpose of erecting, in various por
tions of this parish, sugar mills of
limited capacity;with a larger cen
tral mill at Opelousas, for the manu
facture of cane into syrup in order
to facilitate its shipping to refineries.
A meeting of the Board of Direc
tors was held in the office of Messrs.
Littell & Lawler last Tuesday, and it
was reported that $6000 had been
subscribed. It requires $10,000 paid
in before the concern can start busi
ness, but the promoters are not fear
ful that this amount will not be sub
scribed within a few days.
These mills will greatly promote the
raising of sugar cane in this parish,
and thereby aid in the fight against
the boll weevil.
A Good Idea.
If the example set by Dr. C. F.
Boagni and Mr. Mason McBride in
planting trees along the sidewalk
fronting their properties on Landryi
was followed by more of our citizens,
instead of cutting stately trees'as
many are wont to do, there would be
no danger of Opelousas ever losing
its rei~oti forI pret trees.:
The o gtmenti have plianted
row of trees extending two blocks, a
block and ahal Thlpy 'f.y M i, and;
a half block by Mr. McBride. The
trees are of tih Oriental Sycamore
variety, said to be very beautiful.
Delays are dangerous-Register., I
altad istrlt JadgeSealalras Lecal athlr.
Iles' lhgardlg Preblbtna law. uiacle Sa
Praviace of . S. Coart lis t Cll.t lateraal
tetea s tleau sad IfsttPreseeate Yia
litIas of State PrebsIbsu law.
"Before we go into the trial of
these cases," incidentally remarked
Judge Alex. Boarman, while sitting
at a term of the United District Court
here last Monday, and when violators
of the prohibition law of this parish
were brought before him, "I want to
tell the local State and parish author
ities that they can not use this court
in the enforcement of their prohibi-"
tion laws. They voted this law, and
they must take care of violators of
its provisions. The United States
Courts will only take care of United
States business, and in this case that
is confined to seeing that the internal
revenue license is paid before a per
son sells liquor, So far will this
court go, and no further."
His Honor also delivered himself of
a humorous but emphatic tirade level
led at the "shams" being sold under
various names, but all calculated to
dodge the paying of internal revenue.
Picking up a bottle of a species of
"near beer," which had been intro
duced as evidence by one of the ac
cused, he remarked: "Now, this is a
sham and a fake on the face of the
label, and a person who will use such
a label is guilty with very little evi
dence necessary to convict him of not
only selling liquor without a revenue
license, but of faking-also an offense."
United States District Court met
here Monday morning, and adjourned
the same evening, after disposing of
six blind tiger cases and one civil
In the blind tiger cases two were
tried, one of whom was acquitted and
the other convicted. Mana, a Syrian
from Melville, was acquitted, and
John Humphreys, a negro, also of
Melville, was convicted. In the latter
case an appeal was asked for, and
the appeal went over until the May
term of court.
Jules Ferrini, Georgo Verga, Chas.
Napoli and Joe Lashute, all Melville
Syrians, plead guilty, but a motion
for a new trial went over until next
term of court.
Paul Attell, also Syrian, and also
from Melville, was not tried.
All of the above are blind tiger
cases from Melville.
The only civil case tried was that
of the Bell Co. vs. The Board of
School Directors of St. Landry parish.
This is a case resulting from the re
fusal of the school board which went
into office in 1904 to take maps of
Louisiana ordered during the term of
the board which retired in 1904.
The amount is $2400, The case was
taken under advisement.
Rev. John Gray, of Alexandria, will
speak at the courthouse, in Opelou
sas, at three o'clock Saturday, Febru
ary 6, on pork packeries and the pork
business in general.
Mr. Gray is the special emissary of
the Alexandria Progressive League,
and has been touring the neighbor
ing parishes urging the raising of
hogs to be consumed by a pork fac
tory to be erected at Alexandria.
The question of hog raising at this
time is of supreme moment to every
farmer living within a radius of a
hundred miles from Alexandria, and
having rail communication with that
city. The citizens there have be
stired themselves, and it is almost
an assured fact that a pork factory
will be established there that will
furnish a market for all the hogs
raised in the next few years. Then
of course the hog supply will in
crease, and more packeries will be
established, doubtless one in Opelon
sas, and perhaps Crowley. Baton
Rouge is also talking pork packery.
With a ready market for hogs, the
farmers of this section must realize
the boon it will be to them.
Mr. Gray is a fluent, interesting,
well-posted speaker, and there shoTld
be a large crowd to greet him next
Saturday, the 6th.
Has Gtone Home.
Miss Florence Price, a very charm
ing young lady, after spending two
months in Opelousas visiting Mrs. F.
G. Tubbs, her sister, left for her'
horpe in New Orleans last week.
spleet for 1 altUg f S liU7l*ras a1
leager Belt"wrMw s, armi Com.
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Mr. John W.Lewis, mb
of the firm of Lewis & Lewis, is ix
receipt of two letters from Congress.
man A. P.. P'.o on dfiWorming hie
that his presence was not required
in Washington in the interest of Mr
Pnjo's bills looking to the opening of
the severallftreamsin this parish, anc
the other informing.:fim that the
matter has been .trans fered from the
Rivers and Harbors Ctiittee to the
Board of Engineers.
Mr. Lewis is also "in receipt oi
telephonic communications from the
people in this parish: interested, urg
ing him to go, and it is probable thai
he will leave within the next feu
days for the Capital, armed witt
such data, maps and profiles as may
be needed to demonstrate the feasi.
bility and necessity for the work.
It will be remembered that some,
time- ago the police jury 'mad ~in ap
propriation for the survey of the
streams, and the making of maps,
etc., and that in pursuance thereof
Surveyor Robert put together in prey
sentable shape much data on td
The. Board of Engineers is ji!
authority to recommend to the Rivers
and Harbors Committee the practi
cability and advisability of such work,
and all depends upon the recommenda
tions of the Board.
Mr. Pujo, as will be noticed by the
following communication, is hopeful
that large appropriations will be
made by the coming Congress for
rivers and harbors work, and he is
anxious to get all the available facts
before the Board of Engineersin ord
er to get favorable recommendations.
Washington, D. C., Jan. .1, 1909.
"Jolin W. Lewis, Esq., Opelousas, La.
"Friend Lewis.-For your informa
tion, I enclose the following bills for
estimates and surveys, which I have
"There will be no general Rivers
and Harbors Bill at this session of
Congress, the Committee having so
voted three or four days ago.
"A Bill will, however, be reported
by the Committee, carrying an appro
priation of ten millions of dollars, ap
proximately, for maintenance and
"It is the consensus of opinion,
that when Congress convenes next
winter, a very large appropriation
will be made, and projects of sufficient
commercial importance will be pro
vided for.
"With best wishes, and highest
personal regards, I have the honor to
remain, Sincerely yours,
"A. P. PUJO."
The three bills introduced by Mr.
Pujo, referred to in his letter, are'
For the survey of Bayou Courtablean,
Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress
assembled, That a survey of BLyou
Courtableau, in Louisiana, be made
from its mouth to the confluence of
Bayou Cocodrie and Bayou Bseuf, with
a view to removing snags and ob
structions therefrom and improving
the navigation thereof to a depth of
ten feet, or less, if the same will suf
fice in the judgment of the Engineer
For the survey of Bayou Cocogrie, La..
Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress
assembled, that survey of Bayou
Cocodrie be made from its mouth
to the head of navigation, with a view
to removing snags and obstructions
therefrom, to a depth of ten feet or
less, if the same will suffice, in the
judgment of the Engineer Depart
For the survey of Bayou Benuf, Las.
Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress
assembled, That a survey of Bayou
Beuf, in Louisiana, be made from its
mouth to where it intersects with
Bayou Robert( with a view to re
moving snags and t.bstructions t~iere
from, and improving the navigation
thereof, to a depth of ten feet orle.s
if the same will suffice in the judg
nent of the Engineer Department.
Be an American citizen. Register
1GWt. -
Srerao~ r s Ite:r 3O Se"ltuto lgl;ml s- 1
trares, a ILao weer s 1.,
Snon u .itrsiw i s"lar,
The u sequetion which has
beenh dist the minds of the Ai- s
isionit and of Registrar Lastrapes
for h one we palk has ben ssttled
I by Goenrnor adrordering the
Registrar to ljsit the varioU hpreo
ciucts i dthe parish for the prpoe
Iof registering voters for the election
r fordieleietw be held in Apit t
It wil remembered that 1~gis
trar Lastrapes, some weeks ago an
nouced in i nterview with lhe Clar
Sion that ie was willing to to .
such action and if the divisionists, er
those interested, defrayed his expent
ses. Subsequently it was discovered
that thre law was so ambiguous on the
right it the registrar to leave the .
courthio except reeiti - a
moh electimon or general.let
tht a n ino terpretation fromth e d
judicial department of the State was
deemed advisable, and after a con- d
ference between a committee of the t
di avisionista an the registrar, itis a
decided to Leave he entire ujet1
bmatter to the AttpneyGner
A letter o Govt or fders, 4
received yesfay, ordere the Re- a
gistrar to make the rounids of the n
parish, and Mr. Lastrapes will pre- t;
pare his intinerary the coming week. c
'As the registratian must close o
thirty days before the election, peo- ti
pie living in reach of the courthouase
must realize the necessity of regis- v
tering during the next week, as after .
that time it will be difficult to do so, p
when the registrar-will spend I
of his time at other precineits. Thin
is a complete new egistration,
every voter must register.:
Lou Lewis, Grant Sanders and
Mary Jenkins, thri dusky violators
of the 'prohibition laws, are serving
time in the city jail, sent there -by
City Judge Kerr for selling W"hiskey
in violation of the law of the land. -
They were fined respectively: Lou
Lewis, the joint keeper, $100 and
costs or in default of payment 30 1
days in jail; his concubine, Mary Jen- I
kins, $20 and costs or twenty days,
in jail; Grant Sanders, $100 and i
costs or thirty days in jail.
His Honor, in passing sentence, ex- 4
pressed regret that the city ordinance i
covering selling whiskey without a i
license, under which they were con- I
victed, did not permit a heavier fine
in case of-the men. District Attor- I
ney Garland, however, took up 'the
case where' the City Judge left off,
and will file bills of information I
against all parties. Under that af
fidavit they can each be fined $100 1
and six months in jail.
It is likely that Judge Kerr will 1
try the offenders under the charge of I
the District Attorney. Such cases '
are triable either by the District 4
Judge or the City Judge, as the Dis- I
trict Attorney may elect.
City Officers Horn and Goodloe t
made the arrests. The joint is lo
cated near the railroad depot, in the 1
portion of the city known as "Th e 1
Branch." The officers had their good
eye on this place for some time, but
bided their time until they could get
"cinch" evidence. This came Satur- <
day night, when the whole bunch, in
cluding the tiger keepers, got glori
ously drunk, and the officers raided
the place and secured all the evi
dence they desired, The whiskey
was kept in jugs, and sold at 50
cents a half pint.
A blind-tiger hea little chance in,
Opelousas, and all classes, prohibi-j
tioniets as well as anti-prohibitonists,
and the officers, are determined that .
the prohibition law shall be enforced.,
Another .'Near Beer" Stand.!
Mr. Remi Wallior has leased the
building on the corner of Landry ani
Market, formerly occupied by Las
salle &i Desmarais as, a saloon; where
he will open a "soft drink" es -ish" a
ment, inloing 'near beer."
This is the third of these establish
ments ro open in Opelousas since the 5
saloona. ere losoed on the 1st. :
:[ l t std r -el._ad .tr-n .
{++ 7i
This esistrfuaues asMIlws.ftwer#IhaJ
The Board of Aldermen, sitting ~
a committee of the whole, in a spe
or n ot theya to, If lo
is tax of t a mills for
Fire Alarm System, $6000,
_ rwa e Electri popl
neeary ordinance~i s, d
thoet Utiliti which are mi te
the peopl at thistime;that $ s1 .
course might endanger the passage
of the measures wh thl were imperar
Itve tothe life of the city. of
There should be no oppositionl t
this special tax. The tax-payer who
will vote against any one of: thes
projects will not only be vot
his town pt against hjmealf
Se=will be ot against the
tion of his children and his neighbo
ecton from' fife ref ;
Be mille h t: for the n a a
ment of an electric light and water
plant that has Bost him and his fe)
to a priv opo_ i thai ll load ne
him and his fellow-taxpayerse
with exorbitant .charges for wster
and light, far. in excess of the .
three mills tax he might pay for t
bond Isfue.
He will be voting to deprive hi
fellow tax-paers living on the a-ei
skirts from sjoying the privile
enjoyed by their mota fortea.te;
brothers who have electric lights an:
waterworks, notwithstanding that ali
paid takes alike. .
The citizeas of the city of Op
rsas should shbw a unanimity in e4
ing for these necessary imnproeae
ments that the echo will be heai
throughout the land,.
The thundering' majority given the
bhod issue should be so overwhehw
in that our children will in future
years look back with gratitude sadi
pleasure at the action of their parents
who made the small sacrifice of thr
a;ils on the dollar to arm them for
the "world battle; that the widow rs
well as the rich man when her or his
house is saved from destruction
lire through the protection of a mod
era fire-fighting system, will o'iif
thanks to the whole town for ha i
rtoted the taxth·~h atade
that the housewife t he busiue*e
man will look at bright bnraig
light in thehome and in the businaess
place, and remember the voters of':
Opelousas; that the inhabitant of the:
outskirtre when he sees himself enjoy-i
ing the same privileges as the man
of the busy street will look with kind- ·'
ness to all the voters; and that the
whole country will look with admira-. .:
tion upon 'Opelonsas Beantiful."
Perhapsl never in the history otfr
Opelkusas has a moving picture shiow:
scored such success both in public
estimatien and from a financi lstanld-:
point as has "Dreamland," the show
holding forth oih Main street.
It has been in Oipelousus for e-.
eral months, andl attendaonce and me
terest at and in its performances
have not waned a bit.
*GDrenm1iand"r neverdisapp$ihts ito'
adiences witkrmakeshifts. Its rep*'
teire of t~iatems to be unii~i
and its : tachie neverpist of ordi
Services at the EpiscopaJ Church
i lay January 31st, at 11 o'clud.
lIol-y Communion end Service
andaySiciool at 9:30
liurangersawy lo

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