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5+ -1.. i =. -- ."Here shall The Press The People's Rights Maintain, Unawed by Influence and Unbribed by Cain." . XX].---NO.35. OPELOUSAS, LA., SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 1911...."$1 PER YA. . - . . . ., .- . . . . . .. . .. . ... 4+ . K'S FLAG DAY CELE TION HUGE SUCCESS q 3ram Was Fully Euloyed by All Who Attended. URGE CROWD PRESENT l.fic Exercises, Addresses, Seags and Music Composed a Most Dellghtful Evening's Estertalameet. Ai large and appreciative audi cde was present at the Band Auditorium Wednesday night to lnjoy the efforts of the Elks, .nd others, who so successfully rendered a splendid patriotic pro ramn in memory of the anniver ary of the American flag, or the Onriin of the "Stars and Stripes." The Auditorium was prettily 4id appropriately decorated with '~Old Glories" and other patrio tic emblems, and during the in t.oductory exercises, conducted by the Exalted Ruler and Offi cers of the Lodge, the stage was crowned with a beautiful bell composed of the colors of the flag which fittingly represented the motto of the lodge. The bell was made of wreaths to repre sent each color of the flag-the red of roses, the emblem of cour age, the white of lilies, the em blem of loyalty, and the blue of violets, the emblem of devotion. The program was then carried out as follows: Soag, "Star Spangled Banner" . Chorus Introductory Exercises . Exalted Ruler and Officers Prayer, Bro. J. J. Naff, Chaplain Music, "Alpine Violets," Violin, Mr. W. K. Wimberly; Flute, Mr. Louis White. Pig Record Bro. Dudley L. Guilbeau Spng, "A Lullaby" Miss Erin Black'sher Altar Service E- squire and Officers Sng. "Auld Lang Syne," Chorus r .SiolinSolo Mr. W; K. Wimberly ýcitation, "The American Flag" Mr. Chas. M. Thompson Song, Selected . Miss O'Rouke itriotic Address, / , Bro. John W. Lewis Song, "Dixie" . Chorus Mrn. A. L. Dejean, :Musical Dfrectress. Those who sang in the chorus were: Misses Amelia O'Rouke, AlmA Thompson, Edith Mayer, Erin Blacksher; Mrs. J. W. Jor dan; Messrs. Allen Dezauche, Laenzo Mornhinveg, Roy Ed wards and Archie Dunbar. At the completion of the pro gram delightful refreshments were served. Elocution Cohtest Held at Mt. Charles College Grand Coteau, June 12th.-An elocution contest was held at the St. Charles College, Wednesday, June 7th. A large number were present and were delighted with the contest and music. The winners of the contest will be announced on exhibition day, June 21st. The program was as follows: Music, "Poppies" Japanese Ro mance ..........College Orchestra A4dreS to Rt. Rev. C. Van de Ven, D. D ................. X. Mouton PART 1. JUNIOR CONTEST Sey Didn't Think"-L. Barousse "-inot's Ledge"........... D. Tippet "' g of the Market Place"......... G. Barrouse 'Stonewall Jackson's Grave".... A. Brinkhaus "'Te Curfew" . E. Richard u.usic, "Flying Arrow"-Indian ;nntermezzo. College Orchestra PART 2. SENIOR CONTEST. "The Demented Tragedian" ......... L. Mouton 'I'e Conquered Banner" ............. C. Dardeau SCurfew" . F. Goodspeed "• uine's Defiance"..E. Lassalle L 6.1ier's Child". D. Tinney R,;, jwie Defiance" R. Voorhies -"The Good Old U. S. A. " .........College Orchestra JUDGES ,". ed C. Van de Ven, D. D., p . A. F. Roger, of Church .. oby, of Morgan City J., Grace, of Baton J. Barry, of Grand Cb _MR. L CIEN FONTENOl ILL-FATED VICTIM OF SCHELL CANAL Is Drowned While Swimmin. With Party of Comrades Near the Pamping Sta tion of the Canal. The Schell Canal was the tragic scene of a very lamentable incident Monday evening at about 8 o'clock, when Mr. Lu cien Fontenot, who was in swim ming with a party of his com rades, became suddenly cramped some distance from the bank and was drowned. It seems that a party left here early Monday evening to go swimming in the canal. Upon reaching the canal, the party separated, and two of the number, Messrs. Robertson Lacombe and Theo. Lewis, set out to swim the canal, a distance of about 350 feet in width and in depth rang ing from fifteen to thirty feet. After they had gone most of the way, Mr. Fontenot decided that he would, also, attempt the feat, and started after them. He progressed very well until on nearing the opposite bank, he was seized with a severe cramp, and commenced to drown. His companions, who had gone be fore him, had by this time landed, and looking back they saw Mr. Fontenot's peril. They immediately went to him and attempted to save him, exerting most heroic efforts to drag him to shore. They struggled with him for some time, and were dragged under the water twice, when, finally, Mr. Fontenot re leased his hold on them, and sank to the bottom. So exhaust ed had the men bec ie i n at-, tempting to rescue their friend, that when they started for bank, they had barely enough strength left to save themselves. Divers at once began searching for the body, and it was not un til the lapse of about 45 minutes that it was brought up by Mr. Moise Lafleur, o Washington. The party from Opelousas re turned with the body that night. The remains of the deceased were interred in the Catholic cemetery Tuesday evening with military honors, Mr. Fontenot was a Sergeant of Co. C, and was highly esteemed by the entire company, and they deeply regret his untimely end. When the concourse reached the grave, his comrades fired a salute over his remains. "Taps" we r e sounded and he was left to eter nal rest and peace. The following resolutions were passed by Company C: "Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God, in his infinite wisdom, to remove from our midst our Beloved Comrade, Lu cien Fontenot; "Be it resolved, that we are deeply grieved at his `udden and untimely death, and that we recognize in him a true friend and a gallant soldier. "Be it further resolved, that we express to his family our deepest sympathies and con dolences in this sad hour of their bereavement. "Resolved, that we express to Messrs. Len. Todd, Willie Carrier, Lee Carrier, Eddie Powell and Moise Lafleur, our greatest ap preciation for their valuable aid rendered in recovering the body of our beloved Comrade, Lucien Fontenot." FRISCO WILL RUN AN EXCURSION JUNE 24TH. The Frisco lines will run a big excursion on June 24th, from Opelousas, to Houston and Gal vaston for four-fifteen round trip. A good time is promised to every body. Tickets goddireturning to reach original starting IAn. .i'i' 4 W the midnight of June 27th. QUARTERLY MUSTER Of COMPANY C HELD WEDNESDAY NIiGHT. Thirty men and officers an swered the Muster Roll of Com pany C 1st Regt. L. N. G., at the Armory Wednesday night. Captain R. M. Littell inspected the Company preparatory to the trip to encampment, which will be held at Alexandria beginning July 17th and lasting for ten days, and found out what additional equipment will be necessary. He also inspected the arms and found them in good condition. The members of Company C expect to make their Company the banner Company of the Guard at encampment this year. MR. SANDOZ AND FAMI LY MOVED TO THE COUNTRY. Mr. J. K. Sandoz and family on last Monday moved to their country plantation, about a mile and-a-half from Opelousas, where they go to spend the sum mer months and will return to their city home for the winter. Mr. Sandoz has been engaged in truck farming and stock raising for the past five years since severing his connection with the mercantile business. 0 Gee Will Run Excursion to Lakes To-Morrow. The O. Gee will run an excur sion from Opelousas and Port Barre to Darbonne, Swayze, Half Moon and Second Lakes tomor row. The train will leave Opel ousas at 8 a. m. and returning will leave Second Lake at 5:30 p. m. Fishing is reported good at all of these lakes and free boats will be furnished. Died. At Wytheville, Va., on Thurs day June 15th, McLean, the in fant son of Fritz L. Sandoz and Nancy Ward. The Clarion ex tends condolences to the be reaved parents. NEW FRISCO TRAIN WILL GREATLY IMPROVE MAIL SERVICE The New Frisco train to be in augurated on the 20th, and which will be operated at night will greatly improve the mail service between here and New Orleans. Letters can be mailed here as late as 8;30 p. m. and will go to New Orleans the same night, while the mail that has heretofore been reaching here at 10:30 a. m. from New Orleans will now get here at 8 a. m. NEW ORLEANS MINT WILL CLOSE ON JULY IST. Washington, June 14. -The historic New Orleans mint will cease to exist 'as such after July 1. After that time it will be conducted as an assay office and a storage place for 22,000,000 silver dollars which will be stacked in the only one of its old vaults now considered burglar proof. People's Bank to Pay 3 Per Cent on Time Certificates of Deposit. We wish to call the attention of out readers to the change in the advertisement of the Peoples State Bank of Opelousas, La. This bank,.is now paying 3 per cent interest on:Time Certificates of Deposit, PORT HARRE IS NOW A MUNICIPALITY The Commission Was Received Last Mooday and A Body of OFFICERS WERE SELECTED And Sworn Into Office Before Bepaty Clerk of Court A. J. T. lffrell at Opelousas Monday. Port Barre is no longer the "Village of Port Barre," but a real live, up-to-date municipality, capable of taking care of itself as becomes a town of its size and capabilities. The Commission was received and officers were selected and sworn in at the Clerk of Court's office here Monday by Deputy Clerk Littell. The officers selected are: Messrs. Placide Robin, Mayor; H. I. Landry, John O. LeBlanc, Charles O. Dejean, Aldermen, and Ashton Dejean, Marshal. Port Barre is olie of St. Lan dry's most prosperous towns, situated on Bayou Courtableau. It has three railroads passing through it and many other ad vantages which bid fair to a suc cessful era of growth and pros perity under its new title of town. C. G. SANDOZ AP POINTED SPECIAL AGENT OF PUBLIC Mr. C. C. Sandoz, Secretary of the Board of Mtate Engiheers, has been appointed Special Agent of the Public Roads of the State of Louisiana. Mr. Sandoz is from Opelousas, and is a son of Mr. W. A. San doz. He has worked himself gradually up by his ability, and has held several appointive of fices each time advancing to a higher one. He has proven his efficiency by his good work, to which his success is due. SOCIETYanddPERSONAL -Misses Rosa, and Bertha Stine, of Leesburg, are here visit ing Misses Louise and Rita San doz. -Mr. Jones, of Shreveport, who has been visiting Mr. Ed. Bercier, returned to his home Monday. -Miss Josie Saizan, who has been attending school at Tarry town, N. Y., is home to spend her vacation. -Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Voltz, of Washington, spent Sunday here with relatives. - Mr. Charles Perrault, after visiting friends in Washington, has returned home. -Miss Amelia O'Rouke, of Mobile, Alabama, is the guest of Mrs. J. W. Jordan. -Mr. Elzear Lassalle, cashier of thePort BarreBank was hereWed nesday, and stated that he firm ly believes that now, since Port Barre is incorporated it will push forward rapidly and will soon be classed one of the leading towns of the parish. -Miss Mary Reeder, after visiting her sister, Mrs. G. E. Harrison, for several months, re turned to her home at Folsom, Okla., leaving Monday. Miss Loula Latiolais accompanied her as far as Melville. -Mr. F. J. Derbert, of Wash ington, was in town Sunday. -Mr. M. M. Wiel, of Fort Worth, Texas, was a business visitor here this week. -Misses Lucille Larcade and Blanche Dominique were visitors to Lafayette Wednesday. -Mr. W. Carter, of Alex andria, transacted business hert this week. / -Miss Claude Weir, of EoJa, returnedhome Wednesday, spending seveal :days here 'ith Miss Marie Meginley. ACADEMY OF THE IN MACULATE CONCEP TION 32d Annual Distribution at the Convent Auditorium, Monday, June 19, 1911. The 32nd Annual Distributior of the Academy of the Immacu late Conception will be held or Monday, June 19, 1911, at the Convent Auditorium. A very interesting program has been arranged for the oc casion, and a very pleasant evening is promised to all who attend. "The Two Beggars; or Coun tess Esmeralda and Her Maid," a drama, and "The Bell in the Forest," an operatta, with seve ral musical selections, will be presented, to be followed by the distribution of premiums and awarding of medals. Doors open at 7:30 p. m. Per formance at 8 p. m. Admission 50c. Refreshments. A Surprise Party A number of young people gave a surprise party in honor of Miss Esther Simpson, Tuesday night. The party gathered at the home of Mr. Robert Chachere and then went together to the home of Miss Simpson, where they spent a very enjoyable evening. Those. present were: Misses Lura and Gladys Sandoz, Carmen Voorhies, Pattie Thompson, Vir ginia Thompson, Rose Chachere, Margaret Sanders, Thelma Healey, Mable Garland, Alice Delery, Gertie and Mathilde Fux, Esther Simpson; Messrs. Chas. Thompson,- Ross Perkins, John Brown, Sidney Roos, Irl White, Josie Chachere, Bradford Thomp son, Eugene Chachere, Louis Dezauche, Lawrence Fux, Perry Major, Willie Healey, Louis Crouchet, Hart and Eddie Littell, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Simpson, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Rose, Mrs. Fannie L. Chachere and Mrs. Carrie Townsley. Delicious re freshments were served, and at a late hour the party disbanded, after having spent a most enjoy able evening. -Mr. Lucius Castille and family, accompanied by Miss Florence Barry, of Grand Coteau, spent, Wednesday at Second Lake. -Mr. W. J. Sandoz and son, Lawrence, are spending a while at Second Lake. -Mrs. Frank Castille left Wednesday for Convent, La. -Mr. Frank Mouton, of La fayette, who was Druggist for the Opelousas Drug Co., for some time, was in town Wed nesday shaking hands with old friends. -Mr. Wilton Latolais was a visitor to Port Barre Tuesday. -Mr. E. T. Miller, of Macland, was in Opelousas Wednesday. -Dr. R. B. Chachere, of Basile, was here on business Tuesday. -Mr. Charles Garland is back from school for the summer months. -Miss Mabel Garland, of New Orleans is visiting relatives here. -Mr. Albert Pavy left Sunday for Denver, Colorado, for a short visit. -Dr. Baumann was a visitor to New Orleans this week. -Mr. 'Henry Edwards and son, of Alexandria, visited rela tives here Tuesday. -Regular services will be held at the Presbyterian church Sun day at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. by Rev. Milton Hall, the pastor. The public is invited to attend. -Dr. and Mrs. W. B. Barry and child, of Alexandria are visiting relatives here. -Miss Lily Dupre is visiting in New Orleans. -Miss Middie Duntbr, of Pal-. metto;' s;returned home after visiting relatives here. T Il E INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF MASCOTS LAUNCHED IN OPELOUSAS. The International Society of Mascots, a new fraternal society, is being launched in Opelousas, and has every promise of at tracting wide attention. Its objects and purposes are to unite in social and fraternal fellowship desirable white per sons of either sex who have, or some member of their family who has, served for a period of not less than six months in rail road service or some occupation closely allied, such as telegraph or express. It arranges for the establish ment of a bureau of trustworthy authority that will satisfactorily care for the many intricate prob lems that are continually con fronting the workers in this great field of human endeavor. A fund of half the dues paid by the membership is set aside for the immediate aid of its mem bers in any emergency that may arise, the local lodge to deter mine the merit and to be finally passed on by the board of directors. J. W. Jordan, general passen ger and freight agent, and D. C. Leach, local agent, of the Opelousas, Gulf & Northeastern Railway Company, of this city, are the originators and pro moters. The following gentlemen have been elected officers of the so ciety to serve until July, 1921, or until their successors shall have been duly elected and qualified: Mr. J. W. Jordan, president;s Mr. D. C. Leach, vice president,' and general manager; Mr. R. M. Scott, traveling accountant for the Texas & Pacific, auditor and treasurer. ue Messrs. H. Flanders and W. K. Wimberly of this city, and Mr. L. E. Wager, former agent of the Wells Fargo Express Co. of this city but now of Crowley, constitute the first board of directors. The general office will be located at Opelousas and subor dinate lodges will be located throughout the world. The initiatory service is said to be very strong and every indica tion predicts that it will be far reaching in its scope and pro ductive of beneficial results to its membership. -Mr. James Vidrine, of Grand Prairie, is visiting relatives here. -Miss Edna Wallior spent Monday at Erwinsville with rel atives. -Mr. Ernest Lafleur, of Grand Prairie, visited friends here Wednesday. -Mr. Yves Andrepont spent Wednesday in Grand Coteau. -Mr. Dow Lewis, of White ville, attended the quarterly muster of Co. C Wednesday, re turning home Thursday. -Mr. John N. Ogden left Thursday for New Orleans, where he has gone to take the water cure. -Mr. T. P. Bowden returned home Thursday, after a delight ful trip of fifteen days to north ern and eastern points. Shuteston, La., June 15th. - Judge J. C. Carmen and wife, of New Orleans, Mrs. A. J. Gaschen and son, of Alexandria, Mrs. D. Sills, of Rayne, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dimmick. -Mr. Henry Fux has just re turned from Baton Rouge, where he had gone to attend the Louis iana Association of the Deaf. His many friends will be glad to know that he was elected second vice president of this association. -Mrs. Robert Chachere and daughter, Miss Celina, spent Wed nesday in Port Barre. -Mrs. E. Lalande, of Alex andria, attended the funeral of her brother, Mr.Lucien Fontenot, here Tuesday. BISHOP VAN de VEN ONFlRMS .9 AtF Catholic Church Smefnay'.*GIslass ' týrgý Thea .puu'O'i IKNlITS ENTERTAIN DIlSil At the I. C. all Sunday Afterieson.$SpaJ lng and Musle Wert aturens of Entetlainment " A clads of 539 was confhrned at -.the, Catolic church' Subfa by Bishop C., Van de Veini Alexandria. The class wasIsar-l ger than expected by Father Engberink. Sunday afternoon the Bishop was the guest of the Knights at Col mbus at an entertainment a the K. C. Hall. Speaking tud music were features of the eves ing, and talks were made by the Bishop, Father Engberink, Messrs. W. J. Sandoz and Iionel Bienvenu. Splendid music was rendered, and delicious re freshments were served. After the entertainment at the Hall was copcluded Mr. Lionel Blen venue took the Bishop for a ride in his automobile. Bishop Van de Ven expreseil himself as being highly pless~ i with the general improvemen~ t of Opelousas since his last visit here. He left Monday. far' Eunice, where he confirmed a class of 455 Tuesday. GOMMENCEMENT EXEll CISES AT CONVENT HALL JUE 22. Four Young Ladles to Reeel-ve Diplomas from Academy of the Immaculatre Coceptol.. The Academy of the Iinnmag= late ."Conceptibo _ l.1<: % Thursday, June t,: a t h',~ convent Hall, hold their Oeita : mencement Exetclses. * Four young ladies,.. Misses Ma-, thilde Fux, Carmen Voorhies, Pattie Thompson and Mathilde Daigle, will be presented with diplomas. Several orators of note will be present to address the graduatee, and the program as a whole will be very interesting. MACHINERY FOR SUiAl REFINERY HAS BEEN PURCHASED Machinery for the Opelousas Sugar Refinery has been pur chased and work on the foundas tion of the plant will be start soon, according to reliable infor mation, but full particulars c the purchase have not been given for publication, however, it is the intention of the Opelousas Sugar Company to try and have the Refinery in readiness to han dle this year's cane crop. Local Elk iustains Serious la juries. L. T. Hanley, a member of the Local Order of Elks, fell from a Southern Pacific train, on which he was brakeman, near Cheney ville, Wednesday and sustained serious injuries. The following communication from Alexandria appeared in Wednesday's Times Democrat: L. T. Hanley, a brakeman on the Southern Pacific Railroad was brought here early to-day and conveyed to. the Alexandria Sanftarium suffering from a fractured skull, received presuni ably by falling from his train at a point near .Cheneyville ,last night. - He was missed by the lt-ain crew at Gold Dust and the train was backed to the place where he was found lymingon the ground in an unconscious -coridi tion., He is probably fatally in jured. His mother resides at New Iberia. He has a sister at Lafayette and two brothers, one of whom resides in this city, and the other at Washington. Mr. B. Bennett 'ownerl of the Bennett's Bargain Store of our city has decided to give up as a retail merchant and open a first class wholesale store in our city. Our city will certainly gain by this and a long felt want will be filled, with Mr. Bnhtitt Ys brsi bess ability. We predict nothingr but succeris in his new venture.