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HAYMOND CLARK IS
NAMED SUPERVISOR This District Gets Crowley Man Census Ap pointment from President Taft. MR. CLARK IS A DEMOCRAT His Appointment is A Popular One.-Ap. pointee One of the leading Men of Sister Parish-**Signal's Comments. The appointment of Hoen. Raymond Clark as Supervisor of Census for this District seems a popular one. The Crowley Signal, puplished at Mr. Clark's home, has the following to say about it: "Among the appointments of su pervisors of census made by Presi dent Taft yesterday was that of iaymond T. Clark of this city as supervisor for the Third district of I Louisiana. The appointment of Judge Clark is not a surprise to those who have kept in touch with affairs here, as it was given out Mbtuetime ago that Congressman Pujo and Senators Foster and Mc Enery had decided to recommend him for the appointment in case the supeavisorship in this district was given to a democrat. "There is perhaps no man in the district who is better qualified for the position of census supervisor than Judge Clark. He is a native of the district, has lived here all his life and has a wide acquaintance in all parts of it. He held public of floe for many years in this parish, and in St. Landry, before the par ishes were divided. His familiarity with public affairs will be a great help in the conduct of his office. "Among the census supervisors announced for the south yesterday the following were for Louisiana: "First district, John A. Wogan; Second, Walter Y. Kemper; Third, Raymond Thurston Clark; Fourth, George T. Reilly; Fifth, Chas. Henry Trousdale; Sixth, Orin Medicus Gresham." Cooper's Wells. To Clarion:-Cooper's Wells, the well known summer health resort situated on the red hills in Mississippi, is being better patronized than ever before. It seems the people of the -saatees have not found out the treat benefit that is derived from ,drinking this water. The Hotel management is to be -congratulated on how well and with ~such ease they serve the throng going 1 ad coming daily. The service is as I S. od' as can be had in any large city. 'Jflhe comfort and kindness shown to ithose in need are indeed gratifying 4j t. the patrons. This year has surpassed any crowd Sever gathered, and bigger prepara tionEs are to be made for the future. ZElectric lighted, equipped with all o:rldern conveniences and sanitary r icessities. i The manager has been shown extra cogrtesy by the management of this Hotel. I enclose you a booklet with a little history. Aaron Jacobs. Mr. Lewis and the Game Com mission. Opelousas, La. Aug. 17, 1909. Editor Times-Democrat:-I find in your issue of the 12th, instant a com Smunication from Mr. A. D. Bryan, of SBaton Rouge, denying the accuracy Sof my statement that the wardens, ; including himself, had each been paid $ 8.33 traveling expenses to Baton Rouge to attend the meeting of Swardens held at that place on March S24th and 25th, 1909, Mr. Bryan of fers the explanation that $8.33 1-3 a Swas paid to him and all the balance ¶ Sof the wardens in obedience to a resolution of the board of commis- a ioners adopted April 7, 1909, to pay a that sum thereafter to all of the li .wardeos for traveling expenses. I bave before me copies of the detailed f account furnished the State Treasurer § by the Board of Commissioners, and tl *fwhich show that all the wardens were n paid $75 a piece for 'Salary Warden F ad Expenses" on April 1, 1908, sixp s-previous to the adoption of the t] iotiotn mentioned by him and o ich pgyment muist have been made p - pats for the month of March. As T I of te other wardens received re- is oe .d $833 extra for traveling ex I assumed that Mr. Bryan was . with the sum on the same ~ a~til for themonth of March.l re.ia Ii fir Mr. Bryan to ex- tE h diubnn between his date sa and the entries upon the account fur nished to the State Treasurer by the Commission. But Mr. Bryan makes an admission in his letter which in a strikeing way proves the correctness of my asser tions that the game commission was spending the money entrusted to it in a reckless and illegal way. All the wardens throughout the State from and after April 7, 1909, the date of the passage of the resolution referred to by him are to be paid $8.33 1-3 cents exactly for traveling expenses, and that without any regard whatever as to the amount for traveling ex penses necessarily incurred or whether any traveling expenses were incurred at all or not, and without any detail whatever. The account shows that all of the wardens subse quent to that date drew $75 per month, as is stated for salary and expenses. It looks very much like a general raise of the salaries of the wardens to $900 a year and in violation of the law which limits the salaries to $800 per annum. The payment of eight dollars and thirty-three cents per month to the wardens, even if for traveling expenses, is in violation of the act, which provides only for payment of the traveling expenses of the Com mission, and their employees, no au thority being given to pay the travel ing expenses of the wardens. Cer tainly a salary of $800 might well be considered sufficient to compensate them for any actual service or actual traveling expenses necessarily incur red which was manifestly the inten tion of the law. Here is an extract from the law: "In order to carry out the purpose of this act, the commission shall re ceive traveling expenses while attend ing to all matters connected with said Commission and in furtherance of the objects for which said Board has been created, and shall have vower to incur the expenses of any of its employees engaged in like duties, both within and without the State. Said expenses to be paid by the State Treasurer on duly executed vouchers, from the fund kept by him." Even if by a stretch of interpeta tion the parish wardens might be con sidered to be employees to the Board, yet they, by the explicit terms of the law, could only be paid for their traveling expenses, upon furnishing duly executed vouchers therefor. But these are minor considerations in comparison with the unauthorized expenditure of the large amount ex pended for the board and lodging and other expenses of the parish wardens to that Baton Rouge Convention. I I beg to suggest to Mr. Bryan or to some other zealous partisan of the Game Commission the provrietry of explaining the utility of the assem blage so as to relieve it from the ap pearance of being a mere junketing trip, for the pleasure and entertain ment of the parish wardens. It would be still more appropriate if some de fender or apologist of the Commission i could be found outside of the ranks of the beneficiaries of its extravagant and illegal expenditure of the money. Thos. H. Lewis. ANOTHER FRISCO STORY OF THROUSH TRAFFIC Officials Declare They Know Nothing About the Matter, and No Announcement Made LINE READY FOR OPENING And TeIMorrow is Set by A Beaumont Special as the Date for the Inauguration of Threngh Traffic. The following special from Beau mont to the New Orleans Item was shown a prominent Frisco official Tuesday, and he expressed surprise at it. "I have not been notified of any such intention, and place no stock in it," said the official. "I bes lieve I would have been notified, if such a move was contemplated. The fact of the matter is that while there will doubtless be early through traffic, it may be that no announce ment of the fact will be made. The Frisco people do not want to disap point the people again. It was not their fault that the road did not run on the dates mentioned, but some people do not want to believe this. That we are sensative on the subject is rightly told by the dispatch." The dispatch is as follows: "Beaumont, Tex., Aug. 16.-While doficials of the Frisco railroad sys tem have asserted they will formally set no date for the openinggof their line from Beaumont to Baton Rouge and New Orleans, yet it was learned from authoritative source here to day that trains will run into Baton Rouge next Sunday, thence into New Orleans via the Louisiana Railway and Navigation Company's tracks. "This report is more or less sub stantiated by the fact that General Manager Elliot is in Opelousas today, where it is believed he is making the final preparations for running the first train into Baton Rouge on Sun day. "The reason the Frisco officials will give out no specific information about the formal opening of their line into the Louisiana State capital is that they are sensative about previous failures and delays and they are going to take no more chances. "However, it seems to be an assured fact that the first Frisco train, the "Evangeline Limited," will run into Baton Rouge and New Or leans from Texas next Sunday." Idle Negroes. Those who have had occasion to notice matters carefully declare that nine out of ten of the negroes before the courts are members of the idle class-those that live by their wits or who subsist off what some negro cook carries home with her, says the Plaquemine News. Negroes that are constantly employed have little time or occasion for resorting to crime in order to support themselves. We feel sure that there are thousands of industrious negroes in south Louis iana-men and women-who do not shirk the burdens of toil, but perform their alloted tasks with a willingness that challengs admiration. Then there are others who labor indiffer ently, not willingly, but simply be cause necessity compels them to do so. And we are all acquainted with the numerous characters that must eat and live, but who neither toil nor accummulate. There are many well intentioned people who have an ambition to solve the alleged "negro problem." If they would forget their chimerical schemes, devised by fanatics, and get at the bottom of the real facts and conditions surrounding the negro, they would doubtless be enabled to adopt some practical plan for benefit ing the black man. The best cure that we know of is to compel the horde of idle and vicious negroes that afflict the towns ane villages to work industriously for twelve months in the year. If this plan was follow ed for a while there would be far less cause to worry about the future status of the negro. The negroes who refusd to work are the very ones that keep our criminal courts busy and fill our jails and chain gangs. The industrious black man usually man ages to keep out of trouble. The lazy, trifling "coon" is responsible for the disrepute in which his race is held. He consumes much and pro duces absolutely nothing. Naturally, he becomes a drain on those of his own race who labor and a far greater drain and burden on the white people of the community. The heads of households in Plaquemine and else where can be of inestimable benefit to both the negroes and their ser vants, by giving the latter to under stand, in all kindness, but with firm ness, that there are limits in the matter of privileges beyond which they must not go in their relations to the households. Too many lazy, vi cious negroes are fed by the cooks from the white man's tables, and this helps to encourage idleness and thus the endless chain of making crimin als is constantly in motion. Pleased With Mr. Turner. Rev. J. P. Haney informs us that he will hold a series of service' at the Methodist church some time du ring the fall and will be assisted by Rev. A. W. Turner. Brother Turner did much of the preaching at the Bluff Creek camp meeting, and we have heard a great many things said about his sermons. We heard one say he was the best preacher in the South, and others declared he was the best campmeeting preacher that ever attended those grounds. One of the features of the services there in connection with his preaching was the singing by his daughter, Miss Ward Ella Turner, and we are sorry that we did not get to hear her. We hope she may accompany her fAther here when he comes.-Bt. elena SANDERS MAKES A NOTABLE ROAD SPEECI. The Baton Rouge flood Roads Convention Bears the Chief Executive in His POPULAR 500D ROADS PLAN. Wants the State to Sell Penal Farms, and Place Every Able Bodied Convict Build. lng Public Roads In the State. Baton Rouge, Aug. 12-This after noon and to-night the Baton Rouge New Orleans Model Road conference perfected organization, after listening to a notable speech delivered by Gov ernor Sanders, address of welcome from Mayor Bynum, and a number of impromptu talks from representatives of levee boards and police juries of the parishes between the Capital and Crescent City. Every parish is represented, as are both the big cities, and all the com mercial and politicai organizations of this territory. While the attendance might have been larger with better weather. it could not have been more representative. Comment was general on the fact that the police jury of Baton Rouge has pointed the way to the other parishes by ordering at its meeting this week immediate construction of the first link in the proposed great highway on the East bank of the first river; while the City Council of Baton Rouge was congratulated for its prompt action in providing for a macadamized street to the limits to connect with this road. GOVERNOR'S ADDRESS. The Governor called attention to the wasted money and effort spent ill advisably on roads, saying; "Enough money has been spent on public roads of Louisiana during last twenty years to build permanent highways from one end of the State to the other and yet no roads, despite honest spending!" His most striking suggestion for Louisiana was embodied in this sen tence: "I would rather see the Board of Control sell every piece of farm land it has save one, keep it as a receiving station, and put all the able-bodied convicts at work in Louisiana on the plan here outlined. If this is done, then we can expect to see the roads of Louisiana put upon a permanent lasting basis. It is the purpose of the Board of Control to sell some of the farms it has, not to buy any more, thus enabling us to use the entire able bodied convicts." He sketched the present system of pouring money into mudholes, summed the expenditures, compared the con dition here with conditions in States where different systems had been used, and with Europe where splendid roads exist. "You can build nothing permanent on the 'installment plan," he said. Then he elaborated his plea for par ishes to capitalize their pro posed expenditures of many years, so that none, could be spent to better advantage. He point ed out that a parish never attempted to build a courthouse by spending five thousand a year for ten years, or twenty-but capitalized the expend itures, built at once, and paid off du ring the long period of time. Then he proposed the plan for the highways from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. 1. That the road be laid out by the State Board of Engineers, lo cating the road wherever in their judgment it should be. This service will cost the parishes nothing, as these officials being salaried officers of the State, place their services at the disposal of the parishes, and cost nothing save the actual expenses while engaged in the work. 2. After the road shall have been surveyed and laid out by the State Board of Engineers, the construction thereof is under the direction of the United States Government experts, furnished by the Bureau of Good Roads and their services are free. 3. The actual work to be done by convict camps and their services are without cost to the parishes, beyond their keep and guarding, which ex- Governor Heard, President of the Board of Control, estimates, in any case, will not exceed ten dollars per I month per man. He concluded as follows: The ultimate desire of us who have taken thip matter up is to conect every conmfy seat hin `th State a macadam road. Road building as a National question in the United States, is almost in it infancy. I be linve that perfect system will be de veloped whereby the Nation, the State and the County will each con struct and maintain their own roads. A broad and comprehensive good roads project should be inaugurated by the government and it should be some such scheme as this: 1. The National Government should construct National roads con necting every State Capital with every other State Capital in the Union. 2- The State should construct State roads connecting every county seat with every other county seat. 3. Every county should construct all necessary county road,. At The New Lacomnibe; The new Lacombey Hotel will again serve special supper on Sunday eve ning from 6:30 to 8 p. m. Price 75 cents. FOR SALE 500 Gallons PURE CANE SYRUP -IN ONE GALLON CANS --AT-. 60 cts a gallon F. 0. . ICARS, OPELOUSAS. Guaranteed no Bet ter Made. JACOB VATTER BOX 133 OPELOUSAS, LA. may 29 8 mo. Notice. The examination of applicants for Teachers' Certificates will take place at the High School at Opelousas, La., at 9 o'clock a. m. on August 26th 27th and 28th, by virtue of a resolution of the Board of School Directors. No person under 18 years of age will be granted a certificate. C. J. THOMPSON, W. B. PRESCOTT, E. E. ORTEGO; Committee. Notice. Application has been made to the Board of School Directors of St. Landry Parish for the creation of a school district of the terri tory described as follows, and to be known as'Port Barre School District No One. Be ginning at the half section line of section 24, on the township line between township five, south range five and six east; thence running west six miles across t 5 s r 5 e, along the half section line of sections 23, 21i, 21, 20 and 19 to where it intersects the town ship-line between townships five south range five and four east; thence running south along the township line six miles Into township six, south range five east to sec tion 22; thence running east six miles across township six, south range ive east to where it intersects the township line between townships six south range five and six east at the half section of section 22; thence north along the township line six miles to place of beginning, this district to contain thirty-six square miles. j!uy24 C. J. THOMPSON, Sec'y. MONEY TO LOAN. COOWNIAL. & UNJITD STATES MORTGAGE CO. -Represented by John H. Harmanson, REAL ESTATE AGENT, AB STRACTERand NOTARY PUBLIO. LANDS BOUCHT AND SOLD OPELOUSAS, - LA. A. C. JONES Electrical work Plumb ing, Heating, Estimates given work, in any part in the State. Phone 303. Box 73. OPELOUSAS, LA, June 12 8 mo U. S. Land Office at New Orleans a., • July 12th. 1909. Notice is hereby given that Hiram B. Holden, of Turkey Creek, La., who, 6n July 23,1902, made Homestead entry, No. 2 12, Se rial No. 0675, for s½ of nea, section 22, township 2 south, range 1 west, Luitsiana Meridian, has filed notice of intention to make Final Five Year roof, to estab lish claim to the landabove described, be fore Clerk of Court at Opelousas. La., on thel rdday of August 1909 Claimant names as witnesses: W. Cha pelle, Stefen Hasleton, T. T. Kingson, Pierre Vidrine, ll of Turkey Creek, La. SWALTER L. OOHEN, julyl7-6t Register. Morton H. Thompson Attorney at Law Notary Public General. Practice. -,-0 --.. Special AttlUe oiven to Celletlses and Cilams. Office in Building formerly occupied by E. B. Dubulsson. Landry street, Opelousas MALBBHAL'S SALE CITY OF OPELOUSAS vs. EMPOUNDED STOCK. By virtue of an ordinancebof the Board of Alderman of the City of Opelousas relative to empounded stock., notice Is hereby given that I. will sell to the last`and highest bid der, without appraisement, forcash, atthe pound pen, situated in the Eastern portion of town, on Saturday, August 2 ist, , 9o9, at 11 o'clock a. m., the following described property, to-wit: One Creole bay horse white stteak down is no;e 3white Q so;t bind les, saddlt e on back, bhrned about thus on d Whiskey Andl A FEW SPECIAL d IN BULK IN CA 4 e Dankan Rye per gal ........$2.00 Private Stock . ...... 2.50 Attakapas 4 fill . 0 Edgmont Rye .' ........ 3.00 Green Seal k it Attakapas Club " ....... 3.50 Cream of y e Green Seal " ........ .50 Murry Hill t Ch ream of Ky " ........ 4.00 Cedar Brook 16 year old Export .. .. 6.0"00 Marry Hill Club ........ 5.00 O lE restori} Swan Gin " ........ 2.00 Catoriatebra Holland Gin " ........ 2.50 Brandy y. 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Prl n fernish. on app3 See H.W, Per For Watches, Hand Painted C CuTt Glass3 , Jewelry, Silverwlare Fine Watch Repairing & Corner Main and North Street., I am applying for.a ;pardon from a sen tence to ive years in the penitentiary under as Indictment charging shooting with in tentto eonmit amurder. uly2a*64t II OD PI OHARLOT. Frohl .:" plae. at Iota., T., S , two.herae mutes, pgarAmerican, t4 ~and high. los. maneo, one dun i etit r . ther back with ct In S wart *i eA o rthe ret urn to lippIt Iota, LA. Wb an ate at rf b c ,. aug~lý=i THE.