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*XI,--Ný 47 OPRWUSAS. LA.. SATURDA.ATUT 8199
28 A', AUGUST , lg0
IliIY STINN dAM
oggrOrganlzes Here With A Member
l f.rtip.ight n Wednesday Last.
. ISAAC PRESIDENT
i lrllglyr IHarmonilous, and the
~I u Of the Class Exceptional...
S llIting Beaversn .
Beavers succeeeed in building
in Opelousas. The work be
ii the lodge room of the Elks'
Wednesday night at eight o'clock.
I , E. O'Farrell, one of the re
* of the Supreme Dam,
a. ,uple of assistants, busied
e enrolling the charter ap
who had responded to the
to be present.
Gee. 0. Zininer, also a repre
e of the Supreme Dam, was
twyeive in preparing some of the
~,tomets of torture for the "fresh
to be served, sometime known
ibever steak. When the neces
ir preliminaries were concluded the
bly was called to order.
Acting Grand President G. P.
ttgton took the chair and as
p, by Acting Grand Officers
an emergency Dam. After pre
remarks a ballot was taken
" applicants and the entire class
elected. The ritual and my
'A of the order were carefully
ed, but happily for the ma
of the candidates the "mud
14 logs" was not applied to all in
g the Dam.
A few candidates were initiated
f tbhepurpose of carrying out the
tl and to demonstrate the capa
~in which a good Beaver can
2 bhard work. A hot time was
141while R. E. Perkins did a contro
Kn act that would have made a dead
mn laugh, and E. G. Rexer did a
dul jig in a series of gyer
tathat would have mysterfied a
editor. Mr. A. Moresi led the
team singing a "cooling"
for the "weak kneed" to the
of "How'd you Like to be the
Te following officers were elected:
t, Isador Isaac; Past Presi
A.Moresi; Vice President, Leon
Itacks; Chaplain, J. J. Naff;
A. H. Garland; Treasurer,
, Larcade, Jr.; Guide, E. G.
tadian, E. J. Sullivan, Jr.;
ney Dejean; Press Agent,
Breaux; Musician, J. A.
Trustees, Frank Dimmick,
Bailey and H. E. Estorge.
ryChaplain was conferred on
J. deQ Donehoo by the Dam,
the appointment of special De
# me President was delegated
Sandoz. He is also the dis
deputy for the Knights of Co
I. urnel Whittington, of Alex
ilted as Grand President in
"able manner and delivered
an address on Beaverdom. Mr.
n is President of the Alex
Dam of Beavers and is a Past
Kiht of the Knights of Co
were extended to the local
to ourteseis, and also to the
*rthe use of their hall.
.local Dam has as fine a per
,ansy order in the state, the
e. Messrs. O'Farrell and
. bing shown great care in
of candidates for the
caa of local Beaver Dam,
## thanks was also ex
Representatives, for high
personnel they gathered
11 goes to Bogalusa to
a Darn, while Mr. Zininer
a string of candidates
~te muddy waters of Crow
r class is herewith pub
H. E. Estorge, Geo.
". Garland, H. D. Larcade,
Jhue, Raymond Breaux,
W. C, Perrault, Jr.,
Allen Sandoz, M. Vilase
ord, A. S. Isacks, Chas.
Robt Sandoz, A. Moresi,
J. de Q Donehoo, L. L.
Dejean, L. T. Poulet,
l, Leo Dejean, C.W.
A. Fontenot, R. 0. Eckart,
,J. Larcade, J.
} marais, W. J. 8an
L ampbell, Joe Mizzi,
, W. R. Lacombe,
Lee Garland, E. T.
. Bailey, R. M. Hol
er, Franc Dimmick, t
Sullivan, A. H. i
Il"J. J. Naff, H.
lt Cliff Allen.
rA. L An
from s itr
' ·-tBe coas
A QUEER LAND &SE
FROM ST. LANiRY
r leirs of Cole on Oas Side, a!d iManael and
Johnseson Other In Fight for aud.
r AN OLD CASE REVIVED.
ýs Land is Situated Rear Oakdale, anI Consists
of Three lendred and Twety cres...
efoere Washlaglten apartealt.
Washington, Aug. 24.-An interest
ing land case from St. Landry and
' Calcasieu parishes was on. hearing
today before Acting Secretary Pierce
- of the Interior Department. The
heirs of Solomon Cole are trying .to
I get 320 acres of land from T. Manuel
- and Samuel Johnson.
Their ancestor brought it from
the Federal government in 1819, un
der the terms of the credit land act,
paying 25 per cent of the purchase
a price in cash. He died in 1830, but
his family lived undisturbed on the
land until the outbreak of the war.
If the government had any claim
against the land it did not assert it.
When strife between the States came
on, the Coles, sons and grand
sons, being sypathizers with
the Northern States, entered the
Federal army. They and their
families appear to have simply aban
doned the property. Nothing, so far
as the record discloses, was done
about the land until 1902, when T.
Manuel and Sam Johnson made
physical entry upon it, that is they
"squatted" on it. Later they enter
ed under the homestead law, claiming
that as Cole had never completed
the payment of the purchase price,
the land became part of the public
land, and, as such, was subject to
entry under the law of 1862. They
set up that claim, it is asserted, when
they learned that the heirs of Solo
mon Cole were taking steps to drive
them from the farms they had ac
quired in that way.
The General Land Office held with
the occupants of the land. The case
comes to the Acting Secretary on
appeal, In behalf of the heirs, it
was today contended by Gen. W. W.
Dudley of "Blocks of Five" notoriety
in the campaign of 1888, that it is a
presumption that Cole paid all he
owed the government; first, because
he occupied the land for so many
years without question, or effort on
the part of the government to make I
him pay any more money, and second,
because the homestead law was not
complied with if he was indebted to
the government. That law required
that those who had not paid under t
the credit act be ousted in a par
It is claimed for the heirs that
there never was such an ouster pro
ceeding. For that reason they claim
the 320 acres, now much more valn
able than they were in the war times, f
were never restored to the public
lands of the United States and, there
fore, could not have been subject to
entry when Manuel and Johnson made
Gen. Dudley claimed that the Treas
ury records, were the government
able to produce themt, probably would
show that Cole had paid every cent
owed by him to the government.
Mr. Pierce will hold the case under
advisement for some time. as it is out
of the ordinary run of land cases.
ANOTHER SCHELL PAR
TY TO ARRIVE ON
The fourth party of Pennsylvanians
to visit this section through the in
strumentality of J. Franklin Schell,
promoter and manager of the Union
Irrigation Company, will arrive here
on October 7th.
This is the announcement made by
Mr. Schell himself.
These sturdy Pennsylvanians come
to St. Landry to Drospect, and, pri
marily, to look into Mr. Schell's
project, the Union Irrigation Co., the
largest irrigation scheme in the
South, which is now practically as
Many of these Pennsylvanians are
interested financially in the project;
in fact most of the money for the
building comes from Pennsylvania.
Mr. Schell has already brought
three excursions of Pennsylvanians
to see the country and his canal, but
this will be the largest yet brought
here. It will number about one hun
dred and twegtyive, and it is said
that eight cars, including a- baggage
satnd saleeper, will be uasd.
--Mis Nellie D`gas, e
h ý rk 1
IN THE FULLNESS OF
. THE MOON, FRISCO RUNS
i September First the "Sare, Sure" Date for the
Opening of Through Traffic On Big Une.
I. BIi GUNS VISIT OPELOUSAS.
s at Whisper Sely ThatThere is noas Snapping
This Tlme...Frelght Trains lawa Already
Made the Trip.
"When the Frisco comes!"
Dear words are these,
With which we have beguiled
These many days the racking cares
That bill collectors bring,
And rent notes days,
And those blue slips that come
From out the offices where life
Insurance folks do live and have their
All in all, 'tis
Time "the Frisco came!"
For if it comes to pass
That it does not
Then bill collectors, rent note days,
And small blue slips may all "go hang"
Themselves upon the hook.
Above which, stenciled clear
There gleams the singing
Thus soliloquizes Edmunds of the
Baton Rouge State-Times.
But its "caming," for sure on the
first, according to big railroad officials
who spent several days in Opelousas
Elliot, General Manager of the
Frisco; Edenborn, of the Louisiana
Railway and Navigation Co.; Perkins,
who is finnancing the Welch road and
is close to the Frisco; Laudendale,
Treasurer of the Frisco; Carey of
the Frisco; McCollough, Auditor of
the Frisco, and other railroad offi
cials, were in town several days this
"No, there will be no snapping
this time. We'll turn the trick sure,"
larconically expressed one of the big
The trick will be turned next Wed
nesday the 1st, when the Frisco will i
inaugurate through traffic from Hous
ton to New Orleans.
The gentlemen were on a special, I
and were going along the route in
specting it and getting things in e
shape for the through running of I
trains on the 1st of September. C
The list of the new stations on the I
line of the Frisco system in this State 1
which will be opened on the 1set was r
made public Wednesday, in a circu- 1
lar issued by Roy Terrill, general t
freight and passenger agent. They t
are as follows: r
Anchorage, Port Barre, Opelousas, l
Eunice, Crowley, Elton, Kinder, Ful
ton, De Quincy, Mauriceville, Orange, 8
Call, Buna, Bessmay, Newton, Beaus t
mont, Sour Lake, Hull, Hardin, Huff- P
mann, Belt Junction and Houston. R
The mileage operated will be 360 t
miles from New Orleans to Houston, I
the shortest line by two miles; 22.01 n
from Eunice to Crowley and 61.55
miles from Orange, Tex.; to Newton. e
This makes a total mileage for the P
Frisco lines in the two States of c
443.58. The circular says that the it
Frisco will be prepared to accept and li
handle freight to and from these P
and intermediate points. All con- re
nIecting lines are requested to line up E
their tariffs, giving the Frisco the E
smime representation now given other 51
lipes serving the same points.
It is cruelly hinted that Carey, who
was raised on a farm, believes in the
moon, that it was he who persuaded
his fellow-otficials to postpone the
running until the full moon. The
first is full moon.
METHODISM FOR V. PLAJTE
Series of Services to Be elid There Looking
Toward the Building of A Methodist ChArch.
There is but one church in Ville
Platte-a Catholic Church.
The community is preponderatingly
Catholic; but Protestantism, it ap
apears, is about to plant its standard
Rev. A. W. Turner, of the Opelou
sas Methodist Church, will open a
series of religious services in the
town on to-morrow, beginning at 8
o'clock p. m., "looking to the organi
zation of a Methodist church, and the
erection of a church building as soon
as practical," says Mr. Turner.
Mr. Turner holds his regular morn
ing service at the Methodist Church
here at 11 o'clock, and will leave for
Ville Platte that day.
Revival services will also be held
at Gold Dust, beginning on Septem
ber 12, at 11 o'clock.
Mr. Turner has just returned from
points in North Louisiana, where he
has been doing revival work.
-Mr. Felix Richard, for so many f
years connected with the Dietilei
jew.elry atblisnhi ent but wheore
cently started in for be-.
THE CALL OF THE HARVEST
The Wholesome Air and Wholesome Food Appeal to Him, But Not the Whole
DEGREASE IN SAINT
LANDRY COTTON LANDS.
Board of Equalization Makeslmportant Chauges
SIn Assessments, Dcreasnlg and Increasag,.
WORK FOR THE ASSESRORS.
eo Has to Re.Make ils oell, Practlcally...N.e
f Parish lap lay Save Parish From
Loss In Total Assessment.
Twenty-five per cent decrease on
cotton lands, thirty-eight per cent
increase on prairie rice lands, increase
of $3 per acre on Class A. pine lands,
a decrease of 33 per cent on cattle,
a decrease of 25 per cent on oil mills,
I is a summary of the action of the
- State Board of Equalization in the
equalization of the assessment of St.
The Board just adjourned, after a
sitting of several weeks, in Baton
Rouge. M an y important matters
came up before ti, but none more
important than the movement to some
what ameliorate the condition of far
mers in the weevil~ stite district.
A committee from this parish, heded
I by Attorney Leon S. Haas, atte$
the meeting, and strongly urged
reduction in the assessment of cottM
lands in St. Landry.
The action of the Board puts As
sessor Darius Fontenot to much extra
tro'ble and expense. He had com
pletee his rolls, and now he has to
go over them all and change figures
to conform with the Board's figures.
He.has a force of men now at work
making the changes.
Whether the Board's action will
effect the total assessment of this
parish is not yet known. The de
crease will amount to more than the
increase, but it is believed that the
lands found by meanespf the i
parish map, which were not on
roll as presented to the Board of
Equalization, will offset the loss, and
make the assessmeet practically as it
CANAL FLUME COLLAPSES.
Plant of the GimIaa Cempanys A Total
Crowley, La., Aug. 25.-Word was
received here this morning that 400
feet of the flume of the pumping plant
of the Mamou Irrigating Canal Com
pany collapsed yesterday morning,
and that the flume is a total wreck.
The catastrophe was due to the sand
washing out from under the bank on
which a part of the flume was built
and allowing the earth to sink down
about ten feet. Parties who came in
from the plant to-day say that large
trees were carried down with the fall
ing earth, and are standing upright
with their bases ten feet below the
level of the ground. The main pump
ing plant was uninjured, but the de
struction of the flume makes it im
possible for the plant to resume ope
rations this year. The Mamou Canal
is located about twenty miles north-.
west of this city, and irrigated about
5000 acres of rice this year. For
tunately the crop is so far advanced
that it will mature without further
ASSESSMENT ROLLS SOON FILED.
BatonaRouge, Aug. 24.-State Au
ditor Capdevielle expects to break all
records in the getting in of completed
seeessment rolls this autumn. ThI
report of the Board of Equalization
is all in the hands of the a.ssessors
now, and the alterations and exten
sos i should be completed in a week,
Rarlftly gof the rolls will help
t a ae of the state, bringing
iat it0ie· ew th
CHARLIE JOSEPH AD
MITTED TO BAIL IN,
SUMi OF $2000.
Pursuant to a commission issued by
Judge W. P. Edwards, acting Judge
for this district, a preliminary exami
nation for the purpose of determin
ing whether or not Charlie Joseph,
husband of the woman whose infant
child was murdered at Palmetto two
weeks ago, was held before the Clerk
of Court Monday last.
Although there were five defend
ants, Charlie Joseph was the only one
of them to apply for bail. The testi
mony was sent to Judge Edwards,
who fixed his bond at $2000.
The evidence was revolting in the
extreme. It was clearly proved by
unimpeachable testimony that the
child, just. born, was murdered by
having its neck broken; that either
the mother of Joseph or his sister
murdered it in a dark room, after
snatching it away from Dr. Hawkins;
that the mother clutched at it in an
endeavor to do it bodily harm; that
Joseph (not the husband, but a consin
living with the Josephs), dug up the
body from the garden next morning,
and was stopped by officers when on
his way to the woods, carrying a ped
dler's valise in whichwas the child's
The husband, Charlie Joseph,
seems. the least culpable of the lot, if
culpable at all. He sent for his wife,
whom he left in Syria on his coinig
here, four years ago. When he learn
ed of the birth of the child, he says he
left house, never intending to
see his wife or the ille
d. He claims that he is
inn the incidents which
tra i.ni which the child was
The motive, it is supposed, was to
of . .echild'r birth from
A c en filled with Da
goes, f of the imprisoned peo
ple, all o his week. Some ' came
here from' Baton Rouge, and all day
long they could be seen trying to get
a glimpse of the prisoners, or conaey
to them some verbal message.
THE FIRST PALE OF IOITTON
Mr. L Lee eills Brigs Tewo ales..Ciefee of
the "hoce elIl" Varlety
The first bale of cotton soldin Ope
lousas was bought by Mr. John Morn
hinveg, for Hyman, Hiller & Co., Jast
It was brought in by Mr. $. Lee
Mills, and the price paid wsi .' 1
The cotton was of the Q6 e Boll
nariety, the seed for wh.fti s f4
here last season by Mr. F. 7 iJ
ings, of Opelousas, the oe ob ageit
for the seed. Mr. Mill~ suas it iatb
best and earliest cottdn he everpla
ed. Mr. Simpson, the re rep eitsatve
of Hyman, Hiller & Co., ~ere, says it
classed splendidly, and was about the
best cotton his firm had ever bought
in this market.
This cotton is getting nite a re
putation throughout the country.
Speaking of the first bale to be raised
in Lafayette parish, the Lafayette
Advertiser of last Thursday says:
"The first bale of new cotton raised
in this parish this year was brought
to the Carencro Union Gin, of which
C. F. Latiolais is manager. The dotteo
was raised by Mr. Henry prances
near Carencro and was of the ,
boll variety which is claimed to bl -
days earlier, than other -arieties.
The seed was bought of. Mr. F. C.
Jennnings, of Opelousas, *, w s the
local agent for that prolif
It is gotten from North
The seed was planted
kW.:ba ve boil
lndicatito Plttat way, and g
Can, Probabilitiu Ite that ., .I
PASS 1THBOUSI OE .
Ad On to Oakdale Ort Surveyr lad cifw
Zres of OpesleUsMs Two T ar
slprt for svey.
Is the road to ran from Newý,.-Ib.
ria to Port Barre, St. Landry parish
being backed by the Rock Island
Frieco System? .
At first blush it would not `eem
so, for the reason that F. M. M. Welch,
Immigration Agent of the Texas.&
Pacific, is the promoter of the road,
and now actively in the field in its
But inside workings point so
strongly to the fact that the ne*
road is an adjunct to the big trmnk
line, that such an impression has been
created not only in Opeloausas But in
New Iberia, and with other roadr.
Tuesday '`a prominent geptleman
called the Clarion man and infor.ped
him that F. M. Welch had engaged
rooms at the Lacombe the night pre
vious for Supe.' ent Elliott,
Mr. Perkins, both . ,g officials of tbe"
Frisco, and had met them in confers
ence at the hotel that night.
Now comes a dispatch from New
Iberia, saying that in a letter from ni
P. officers, the opinion is exprepd
that the Frisco is back-of the new
Prominent men here express tl
opinion that if the Prisce is pomt ti
ing the new road, it is probable that
it will endeavor to connect w wit-,the
Sante Fe and the Watkins at ta.dale,
and that if such a plan is `darrie o'ut
the probabilities are that the survey|
made by Mr. George Clark, and paid
for by the citizens of Opeliouas, for
a road to run fromOpelousas througw
Plaisance and Ville Platte on to tihe
junction of the roads mentioned at
Oakdale, will be used. This survney
and profile it is understood is, very
complete and comprehensive, costing
the citizens of this town over four
thousand dollars. By runoing along
this survey, the Frisco would covero
a large area of productive territory
covered by the Southern Paicfic and
The dispatch from New Iberia, in-~
timating a connection betweean.
new road and the Frisco, folpp:
New Iberia, La., Aug. 24.--i e
Southern Pacific Railroad is ot a .
published protest e g
ing of theby this town to
the New I jNorthern Rail. I
road Cff now stands. The 1
l? pro `which is signed by .
V W:atkins, right of way agent, 7
es that their facilities her willl
Xe*bparably ruined as well as some. )
.streets and private property, In fi. J
letter he states that it.isshis opinion ;
that the Frisco is back of this - road. :
It is probable the Southern Pacificd
will take the matter uip before: -the
City Council at the next, regular (
meeting in a strenuous mader. rep
resentatives of the New Iberia and a
Northern Railroad' will also ': on i
hand to meet the objections." I
EUNICE-IANoU B aKF
Civil EsglaOsrS h the fleM slella
Rledy...Ceatreattea Tral usadCtrft if st
Eunice, La., Aug. 25.-The South.
ern Pacific Railway has a corps of
civil engineers at Eunice who have
been getting the grades ready be
tween Eunice and Mamon for the ez
tension of the road to the latter
point. There is a construction train
and a force of men here, and work
has already begun in getting the
crossings ready across the -Frisco
Railway and the Texas and Pacific
The Frisco Railway ran a freight
tri.n of fifty cars through Eunice,
leaded for New Orleans on Monday,
and .a return grain from New Orleans
I expected this evening.
mRS. HENDLEY IS FINED,
Veu Iae Preferred chIgs Ahpaust L R.
Csauissaer ajler T FlgurannaiL 4
Crowfey, Aug. 4. In the Cit~
Court this morning among four oth
era, Appeared the name of Mrs. Mag.
gie Mendley, on a obarge ef disorder
ly conduct, for whlc# she wu ras d
$5 and costs and warned by
Campbell against a futu're pe .,
Mrs. Headley, is the woan wie:r
ferred hres of em
Tk' oficers f
,but by b o~ t h
wh2ich occasion s f
-iace until af~
L6uise Cort, of Stoe Rouge,
be preeeat and help ?lat on the wp.
Tgere will probably ,be an
from Batob Roue on thet
There wll beaa s of t
The officers elect last
Mrs. W B. PreecB t, Gra ftn
Mrs. Agathe Leasalle, P
Misi Celeste. Lamid,
tary; Miss uI clls r de,
Sepretary: Misalda 1ol
Mrs. Des Mi .nA, rer;
Going, *organist; r
Mirs Marie Etorg eu aM iss
Dossmag, 2 year i.
Court St. . is e
lected for the local order
RMN IN IUE
to Mgs etrin .b. ta
Pine Prairie, Aug. 28.- '
wi il passdd through Lowje
Pairie and ,Upper Mamon loa
dsy, the 19th, ping $atwi
ota' of damge.s It blew w
atwelling houses andi.
principally barns, and brok
baggies and wagons in tbIt
down. Hundreds. f
ewere uprooted, and t.
ore greatly damaged. LO d
lves were lost. :.It was the nt
*tructive storm that ever visited
A large crowd of Pine P rai
pie attended the big barsb
Ville Platte on ~the 21st
others who attended frontherbe,
Thomas Buland, Aristide (iie
Austin Compbell, S. M. Peter,
Ardoins, Hon. Win. Clark '`atd " z
All had a fine time. The Ville P9t
people known how to :reat visit~
nicely. There was an immen~eth
of people at the barbecue, ret~s
one of an immense circus
The baseball game betwee CO
Junior nine and Phin.Prairie
in a score of 26 tO 13 in
Pine Prairie. , 4,
1 fiYoung chickens
one' ( town this
were Me's. E. EHwkin., Mrs,
lie Grayson, Mr&s Willie Lester,, a
Miss Edna Turner, of Ifab
vis9 friends in town.
Miu Alice Clark, who Ihas f' x,
spetdiag a week or so at Witirl
with her.aunt, Mrs. Dow Lewi~s, 1
tord home to-day.
MWEd. L. Clark, and Mr. Jes
Canpbell, made a business trip to:
Alexandria this week
Mise Eva Campbell, of Buki
spending awhile here w ~h re
Several people from here wn~ t
Ennice last Saturday, to see the bidll
gat, but it Was not muc ofagae
Chicot fel of. The-boys asy th
had a goed time. Very sorry thattit,
made ourood friend Erlich sick-hp
has been on the sick list ever .inie
so we lqtn.
m ipills are runnia on fii
Hay saving has beguan.
Hauling lumber from the mills tt
the station keeps things goig.,
o,. far the Miles Mineiv to.o
i down some 500 feet in well Nd 2,
They are now drilling in very iwe
)r . W. B. Hawkins It in t
-Dr. J. s. _ i h,_ o_ t ,
Green Busiiess.~Uaiersty, w
our city for sev l dys thIs
in the intersit h istia
states that be. is ell
-Mr.~E. EA ' ent
torm, Mises ais ansdi tSe u
- j~ vb