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SxIIII--NO.47. OPELOUSAS, LA., SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1909. $1 PER YE
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N DEGREE HERE
fltltrs Put e the legre of
Tl .4.Iastitate A Cmamaltery
AT THE LACOIBE
a..ewder, U. U. Is dare of the
I rpUultotle.R,yal . Arch Cea.
m~led II Red Cress Degree.
.nder dispensation granted
Eminent Commander of
git Templar Masons of Louis
Sseabe of members of the
Ommlandery was organized at
last Saturday, St. Landry
,,ansidst a royal time afforded
~itAor and candidates.
cal Masons had been waiting
a & astitation of this branch for
ate, and when the "Muck-a
'of the order came to institute
;were ready with open arms
r them and show them a
a entlemen who instituted the
JS worked hard, 'way into the
and the Masons who took the
are enthusiastic over the
~ following Grand Commandery
were present, and took part
la tiatory work:
1 Eminent Commander, J. T.
Grand Captain General, J.
g Grand Generalissimo, Lester
Qa Grand Senior Warden, E.
ctig Grand Junior Warden, Chas.
ig Grand Prelate, A. S. Pettit.
~ g Grand Recorder, C. P. Har
cIng Grand Warder, C. A. Hol
'Ating Grand Sentinel, Sir Knight
~~g Grand Standard Bearer, Sir
, t A. Villeret.
Thy are all members of the Plains
Wary No. 11, Knights Templer,
h Royal Arch Companions initia
dre-in the Red Cross degree, the
Templar degree and the
of Malta degree, are:
alter William Smith, Frederick
Allen, Paul Hosslin. Frederick
$Sandoz, Andrew Moresi, Loyd
.tfford, Savola Anthony Gour
Alfred Belden Todd, William
r Pigford, Carroll Abner Miller,
STraco Lyford. Jonas William
,Jr., William Hill Ray, Francis
Butler, Lee Butler, Benjamin
Anderson, Walter Lee Beatty,
Phillip McRee, Augustus Milton
Joseph Morris Olivier, Horotio
our Joseph, Frank Johnson Til
p night, after the arduous
'j delightful banquet was ten
J'he visitors. It was held at
Lacombe, and the usual hos
,f Mine Host was displayed.
ap officer for the Commen
selected, that being Eminent
Lester J. Williams. The
offcers will be selected at the
Themseaieter Registered 103 ti
lss W desdly...Utest by.
hottest weather on record in
~in occurred last Wednesday,
the Government thermometer
!103 in the shade.
previous record was 98-again
Wther Wednesday was swel
Mfen at work on buildings
~top, and all sought shady
7*ctric fans seemed to give
r, and cattle stood in shady
ith tongues hanging out,
or a breath of fresh air.
S all, we were not getting
of it. In some Texas
Sthermometer went up as
i In Shreveport it was
was net so warm; the
S r going to 98. That
eR ltctric storm of much
ved to have dissipated
Sand yesterday morning
blew all day.
those from Washington
tbhe dance at the Band
'Tueesday were Misses
Carrie Wolff, RBess
anid Bella Klaus, Hinde
Layette, guest of the
ieears. Jess Thistle
Wolff, Sylvan Wolff,
RiII Gay, John Bounch
SDurand, of Porj
b Auditoria ane
GLOVER AND PODWELL
TALK IN TRACK EPISODE
The Two Anti-Saloon League Detectives Tell A
Different Tale from Told by the De
fendants In the Case.
Geo. Glover, chief "detective," and
Lee Podwell, associate detective in
the late blind tiger cases, appeared
before Clerk of Court Andrepont
last Monday, and gave their testimony
in the race track affair, in which
they were clubbed with pistols by a
party of men from this town, who
subsequently gave themselves up to
the officers of the law, explaining
that they had gone to the track in
paursuance to an agreement with the
alleged "detectives," by which the
"detectives" were to accept $400 in
consideration of their signing a lie
bill as to their charges against blind
tigers in Opelousas, and leave town.
As will be remembered, the
men who went to the race track,
taking the alleged detectives with
them in a carriage, claim that after
making the detectives sign a re
traction of their charges, they re
fused to give them the money, and
that Glover, one of the detectives,
promptly opened fire on them, and
that the clubbing then took place.
The examination Monday was for
the purpose of taking Glover's and
Podwell's testimony, and for nothing
else. They had been in jail for a
week, and it was desired that their
testimony should be taken and that
they be allowed to leave. They left
Thursday morning, it being neces
sary that the stenographer who took
their testimony transcribe it and
have them sign it in order to make
it legal. In the interim between
Monday and Wednesday the'detectives
remained in jail, having asked the
jailor if they could remain in prison
until the officials were ready to let
them leave town.
There were not over two dozen
people at the trial, which commenced
at 10 o'clock Monday, and ended late
in the evening. Clerk of Court An
drepont desired to do everything in
his power to avoid a disturbance, and
in conjunction with the Sheriff,
placed a Deputy Sheriff at the door
of the courtroom, with instructions
to search everyone coming in. There
was but one arrest-Mr. Lewis W.
Childs, chairman of the Executive
Committee of the Law and Order
League, a leading prohibitionist, and
a prominent hardware merchant of
this city, was found with a pistol in
his coat pocket. The "gun" was
taken away from him, and a charge
was preferred before Judge Kerr.
Mr. Childs at once went to the City
Judge's office, and plead guilty, claim
ing that the district attorney had
given him the right to carry a pistol
during the present trouble. Judge
Kerr. fined him $50.50.
The trial of the detectives threw
no light on the race track episode.
It is now simply a question of verace
ity-whose evidence will be taken,
the people who went out with them,
or that of the detectives.
The impression made by the de
tectives, in their testimony, is not
agreed between the spectators.
The impression made on the Clarion
man is that Podwell is not a ba4
man; that he is more liable to tell
the truth than his associate, Gloveri
Podwell is cool, told a good story,
and was absolutely unshaken in his
Glover is rough, uncouth, impu
dent-nervous and irritable. His
bragadocia style is absolutely repul
sive. He is not the style of man to
bring conviction to the mind, when
he testifies. The clerk had to make
him answer several questions, which
he would refuse to answer to the
lawyers on the other side. 'That is
none of your business," he would say,
when pressed hard.
At one time, because Mr. Ogden,
attorney for the defense, asked
Glover if he did not consider it
dangerous to "butt" into a strange
community and play the role of de
tective, Glover answered him: "Yes,
with such people as the Opelousas
tougha, like yourself" Mr. Ogden is
a man well advanced in years, always
peaceful, and the retort of this, to
all appearances, bum and hoodklam.
angered Mr. Ogden and there came
near being a clash in the.ourthouse.
Messrs. L. Ausnatin Fontenot and
John N. Ogden represented Messre.
E. K. Wallior, Remi Wallior, J. Adam i
Budd, Willie Watson, W. D. Lewis
and Dr. J. O. Richardson, charged
with striking the detectives with a
dangerous weapon, with intent to'
kill and nu.rder. District Attorney
Garlawd represented the State. '
The defense wauust permitted to
ofertestimaoP inrebuttal. The ex
deteetlres. ? t.ndbdse, howeverY
laid thebasi. (orm *the
Mr Peaee a e o
[two men. He was' armed with docu
ments purporting to absolutely dis
credit the two men. Podwell he
charged with having been discharged
from the fire department of Shreve
port, because he had beat his board
bill. He also charged him with
shady financial transactions. Pod
well said he had been misrepresented
to the chief of the department, there
fore his discharge.
Against Glover he levelled more
serious charges. Among other
things he charged Glover with having
been arrested and indicted in his
home town, Junction City, Ark., for
hypnotizing and petty larceny.
Glover denied this. Then the
attorney produced a letter from a
Mr. Brown, a bank president of
Junction City, certifying to the fact
that he had signed Glover's bond.
"Well," said Glover, after reading
the letter, "I don't remember this, but
Mr. Brown is a friend of mine, and a
truthful man, and he would not tell
that which is not so."
The attorney also charged Glover
with running negroes off a plantation;
with having testified in a blind tiger
case in Shreveport, when he was not
present in that city on the day of the
alleged violation; with having com
mitted an offense at Silver City, New
Mexico; with having impersonated a
member of the Conductors' Union, and
with a bogus card, obtained free
transportation over the Opelousas,
Gulf & Northeastern Railroad. Glover
denied all of these charges, but the
lawyer claims that he will substanti
ate them on the trial of the case,
and that he has all of the evidence
necessary to do so.
The detectives gave a very differ
ent tale from the one given by the
defendants in the case. According
to them they were lured to the race
track, their landlord, Mr. Marine,
acting as decoy to get them into the
carriage -that brought them out to
the place. According to them Mr.
Marine told them that a mob was
coming to wallop them. About fif
teen minutes after imparting this in
formation, Mr. Marine came to them
again, and told them that a carriage
would soon be there to convey them
out of danger; then the carriage
came, they got into it, were driven
to the race track, presented with a
type-written document, and forced to
sign it. Then they were assaulted.
Glover is positive that Willie Wat
son, who was-convicted on the same
day of the alleged assault for selling
whiskey, is the one who struck him,
and who shot Dr. Richardson. The
parties there, who by the way sur
rendered to the authorities the day
after the assault, say positively that
Watson was not present; that Mr. E.
K. Wallior is the one who struck
both "detectives" when they at
tempted to shoot Mr. Budd, who was
negotiating the pretended "sell out."
Podwell, when called to testify,
"I reside in Minden, La., and am
24 years of age. I am a native of
Texas, and have lived in Louisiana
four years. My occupation is either
with railroads or telephones. I came
here with Geo. Glover on July 7, to
assist him in the blind tiger cases.
Only met Glover a short time before
our coming htre. On the day of the
assault at the race track-the day
of the trial of the first blind tiger
cases-we heard all day that we were
going to be mobbed. At 8 o'clock
that night, Mr. Marine, proprietor of
the hotel at which we were stopping,
came up and told us that a mob was
comihg. Fifteen minutes after that
he came again, and told us to go by
way of the back steps and get into a
carriage awaiting us there to bring
as away from the mob. We went.
The curtains of the carriage were
down, and we could not recognize
those in there. I didn't recognize
anyone until we reached the race
track. There were in the carriage
Glover and myself and two men and
a driver. We were seated on the
front seat, and the two men on the
back seat of the carriage. There
was one other carriage, which fol
lowed us to the track, and several
carriages in front of the hotel.
When we reached the track, some
fellow came up to the side of the
carriage and took the curtain down,
and then Glover said 'It looks like
you all run us into a mob, instead of
out of one.' To which one of the
parties said 'Put ap that gun aud
keep qoiet and get into that -hon.
One fellow howed e wino the house.
Then a pieces of ppsr vn threws at
CORN IS KING
This Year's Corn Crop Is Unusually Heavy.
Judge Edwards Upholds the Act Calling for
the Election, As Will as the Election Itself.
WILL li0 TO HIGHER COURT
Every Pelr.t of the Contentions of Plaintiffs
Turned Down by the Acting Jadge...De
cislon Received Friday.
If the decision of Judge W. P.
Edwards, acting Judge of this parish,
stands the scrutiny of the Supreme
Court, the parish of Evangeline is
Hfis decision, received by Clerk of
Court Andrepont last Friday, puts to
naught every point made by the at
torneys in the case contesting the
Act calling for the election for the
creation of the parish, as well as the
election itself. The decision also puts
aside the matter of representation in
the Legislature, by saying that the
question could be solved by ,the
Legislature at its next sitting; that
in the meantime a new census will
have been taken, and the proper
enumeration of the two parishes
The decision is very lengthy, and
covers evers point fully.
The matter of course will be ap
pealed to the Supreme Court.
BEAVER DAM ASSURED.
Organizers Have Secured A hood Class, and
Installation Will Take Place Seen.
The organization of the Opelousas
Dam of the Order of Beavers is be
ing rapidly completed, and having ob
tained a stable foundation by enlist
ing many of the most representative
citizens of the city into the folds of
Beaverdom, the organizers, Messrs.
O'Farrell and Zimmer, are now put
ting the finishing touches to their
structure before making their report
to the Supreme President at Mem
There are several applications that
have as yet not been turned in, and
it is necessary that this be done at
once in order to insure a place on
the charter list.
The institution of the local Dam
will take place some time during the
week of August 22nd, of which due
notice will be given, and an official
letter of notification will be mailed
all charter applicants, giving the
The organizers have obtained char
ter applicants that are worthy of be
ing "fellows to a prince," such as
Chas. Bailey, L. L. Perrault, Jos. P.
Mizzi, Geo. Going. E. J. Sullivan, Jr.,
Eugene Rexer, J. A. Dejean, Leo DI
jean, R. M. Miles, H. D. Larcade, Jr.,
W. C. Perrault, Jr., J. J. Naff,
Thos. B. Brooks, W. L. Lacombe, A.
P. Garland, R. M. Hollier, Isadore
Isaac, Dr. E. T. Bercier, Geo. T.
Edwards, J. A. Junge, A S. J. J. Camp
bell, Collins Swords, R. O. Eckert,
Dudley L. Guilbean, R. Lee Garland,
A. H. Garland, Wm. J. Sandoz, Chas.
F. Garland, J. P. Desmarais, Louis T.
Poulet, Patten Blacksher, Jr., Gee.
Hanley, M. L. Swords and several
others of like character.
The organizers will be here and re
main until after the institution of
the Dam and Beavers from Alexan
dria ad prqba~ibly New Orleans will
be onhat, oiso il. the istalla
der De f w hos
WELGCB IS IUILDINi
"Will it be built? Why, that is a
foolish question. It is being built
now. The earth is being actually
thrown up, and we expect to. have
the road running by January," said
F. M. Welch immigration agent of
the Gould system in this section, and
promoter of the road which is to run
from New Iberia to Port Barre.
Mr. Welch was in Opelousas sever
al days this week, closing up for
It now looks as if the road will
really be built. In fact from all .ap
pearances it is now being built. The
Texas & Pacific system (the Gould
system) is anxious to connect with
the New Iberia country, the sugar
section of this State, and this pro
posed road will do that very thing,
connecting at Port Barre with the
Opelousas, Gulf & Northeastern Rail
road, a branch of the Texas & Pa
New Iberia is now absolutely at
the mercy of the Southern Pacific; as
it it is the only road running through
When asked if the New Iberia-Port
Barre road would eventually extend
to Oakdale, Mr. Welch said that was
a question for the future to decide.
"We are now building a road from
New Iberia to Port Barre. Maybe
later on the road will be extended
through Ville Platte. and on to Oak
dale," said Mr. Welch.
CAUilT WITH A iUN
Chairlran f law an Order Excstivea. Cam
itn Eflad fr Carrylug Ceassmlled Wo s.
The taking of the testimony of the
two "detectives," Glover and Podwell,
last Monday, was conducted in semi
The doors were closed after a cer
tain number of people had entered.
All were searched at the door of en
trance, for weapons.
There was but one arrest. Mr.
Lewis W. Childs, a prominent prohib
itionists, hardware dealer, and chair
man of the Executive Committe of the
Law and Order League, was found to
be carrying a revolver, and the deputy
sheriff at the door placed him under
arrest, patroling him, however, until
he (Mr. Childs) went to the office of
the City Judge, entered a plea of
guilty, and paid the fine imposed
Mr. Childs claims that the District
Attorney told him he could carry an
arm during these troublous times.
The City Judge remarked that no
officer had a right to permit anyone
to violate the law.
-The most appetizing, treat the
l~ditor has received this season was
brought to him last. Tuesday by Mr.
Paul Castinado. in the shape of a jar
of mangos. The mango is a most de
licious variety of bell pepper, stuffed
with cabbage and other things, and
preserved with vinegar. Mr. Castindo
does not claim the credit for putting
up the unique concoction-his wife,
he says, deserves all the praise, if any
be given. Mr. and LMrs. Castenado
live at Vile Platte. With uhee an
adept in the culinary line, ~Mr. asE
tenmdle will never want for something
to tickle the palate.
-Rev. A. W. t'uarnse a l
by wire to Deoaot Spda
TRAICG kIATH OFMEL
YILLE ShRIMa iUN
aW ar. anle, so ai d ssuM b waIark
leae, Sees >rnt a e as s ea sn
SENT FOR FIIlEN TOSEEED
Ad Afer hai umpaa e Its Wta
Jlmp Twemty Faet m A Tres, Mk
apem in ms lea.
"Tell her that I am getting too old
to work. Tell her that I am sick and
that she is also ill. Her folks can
take care of her, bat they can't take
care of both of us."
This was the last message of old
man Griffin, the schrimp king of Mel
ville, the old man who had been ship
ping practically all of the schrimp
that is shipped from Melville.
The message was sent to his wife,
while he (Griffin) was perched up in
a tall tree, with a rope tiid around
his neck, the other end around a
limb of the tree.
After delivering this message the
old man jumped from the limb. His
body shot down twenty feet into
space, until the end of the rope was
reached.Then his necked snapped,
and his misery was over with.
A friend, for whom he had sent, wit'
nessed the tragedy. He begged the
old man to come down from the tree,
and desist from his rash purpose.
"I am coming down, as soon as I get
through telling you what I want to
tell you," replied the desperate man.
The old man retired to the woods
alone. It seems that after he had
climbed the tree, he thought he should
leave a last message before his soul
left this earth. He waited, up on
the limb of the tree, until a negro
boy passed by,. He hailed him, and
requested that be run into town and
tell a friend of his (naming him) to
come to him at once. The friend
came, he delivered his last message,
and then swung down into eternity.
Old Griffin shipped all of the
schrimps shipped into Opelousas.
He furnished theLacombe Hotel with
all the schrimps used .by it.
The tragedy occured near Melville,
last Saturday evening.
BAAS TRIACK BOUGlT
BY THE WALLIOR
Missrs. E. K. and Remy Wallior,
who recently bought the Bass Race
Track, in the Eastern portion of town,
propose to put in come decided im
provements, and make it one of the
best tracks in this State.
It is proposed to join the South
western Association, and to run all
races in the future under the regula
tion of that Association.
Dr. Jno. A. Haas established the
track some eight years ago, but Mr.
E. K. Wallior has had charge of it
most of the time.
Mr. Wallior requests the Clarion to
state that he works out his and his
brother's string of borses every Tuaes
day and Friday, and that a cordial
invitation is extended to all to attend
the "work outs."
"Walter Dillon," Mr. Wallior claima,
will make the fastest pacer in the
State, while "Grand Chief" will take
the ribbon in trotting contests. "Wal
ter Dillon" has just returned fromt
Jennings, where he had been forome
OIN5i AT OPIEA HOUSEL
Asslger Mu Assaesse a IFew tl ls Plays
That WIll Appear eretklogle asea
Manager Price, of the Sandoz Opera
Eouse, is condfident that the play
goers of Opeloasas will be satisfied
with the attractions .he has so far,
and will secure in the atutre.
He announces a partial list of this
season's attractions as follows:
"When His Wife's Away," Oct. 25th.
"The Wolf," Nov. 15.
"Girl of the Sany South," Nbo. 23d.
"Forgiven," Nov. 29th.
"The final settlement," Dec. 3d.
"The Cow Puncher," Dec. 7th.
"The Codlege Boy," Dec. 10.
"Panhandle Pete,' Dec. 17. ,
"Tempest and Sunhine," Dec, 21st.i
M~s Stewart, Dec. 22.4
"The Climax," Jan . 12th.
btheW . B. Pattn Co., Jan. 831.
"Seartet,"1 P7b. 1st.
"Jast Struck Teen." Feb. 11th.
-4is. Pa~lWi hat onewanmn
SALOON MEN AElEE :
TO STOP IOLAI
President of theS lreaw St
League, and the Mayor of the, .
the charges pendin sl
AN END 1 I11
fors seinng iuor, in
the Law and Order
An agreement wa- s satiedm i
between the saltrooit Attorney,
President officer tohe Law mini
League, and the Mayoter of the
Opute themlosas, on last Dietria,
to the saloon men uartheed
the charges pending them
for selling liquor in
the Law, and OrderLeay the, d
interested in-the omproseeksa
usthdrew their inluence with the
and the District Attorney,
irtst named oftlier to aina ia
fine, and with the latter to tno
ecute them before the District
The soldon men farther named I
Junot sell liquor in violation of the
ehiitioner, Greelaw, and to pay the
Watson and plea of gevuiltyiers, beo$100,
were convicted two weeks ived o,
withdrew the aPpeals in these ea-e
They also agreed to hasve reatd
ose instGreen and Van MCa8fer
gilty t stelling liquor, and paf the a
ever ollow the might the imposed by
City Judge. These last named
tho er against whom charges fo
lating the prohibition lw afis
Just after the esigning of the
ment, Goner, Green and Mc
entered a plea of guiltey more ofos
City Judge, and receined a loe
The agreement was reached
the instrcmentality of Sheriff
and Dr. effecto. A. shouldass, wh..o
all day Monday to accomplish i$4
The commnit heartily ap
of the step, and tif the saloo.
follow the termshe agreement.
there will be no trouble-tri leb
was greatly, abominably erag
by "resolutiois" and nep
Whether or nat the D
ney will bring the mattterupo
the Grand Jury is not known
teainly in the face of the agree
and forx the general -good of th
munity, under existing cirnm
he will be influenced more
the action of the gentlemen who
part in bringing about a so
of the difterences between the as
interests, the Law and (rdez
and the officers of ths law4· :i
The agreement contains a.
which makes its preo asi.t al'
no effect, should the saloontees
violate the law, and leaveotb
men connected with -ithea
free to prosecute the isaloon e1
past offenses, as well as ainy
ted since the agreement.
CIUMINAL TERM IF
3.0 Ae s :pl, us ....
olft mary Paush WIN Ui
JUNGE EBVAIIS "iE
L ba s Cmie JuIse.
William PierrepoPatwarda ,
Judge of St.Landry parishe, nd
of Vermillion parish, thinks he
done his share of gratEi wortk '
parish of St. Landry. sad hap
up the matter of- hbi releae
further daty with Chief
Breaux, of the Sprseme Courtor
expected that Judge Breasx will
lease Judge Edwards, and that 4
appoint another Judge tocondest'
such a time as Judge Perraveit
have sufficiently reeovered to
the bench, to which he was e
District Attorney Garland has
in Communication with Judge
and has stressed to the- Chief J
the necessity of a criniial t ers
court for this parish. Judge
has answered encouragiagly, as
ai expected that imdiatefr
the formalities of teleasieg Jwlge
wards have been gone tlrougt
O'Neal of St. Mary, will be a
Jadge O'Ne al ha
williugness to come at o s
&haa . Gige Oag