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taa• ,.L ) YC uIa I. Wllb t ND y "Here Shall The Press The People's Rights Maintain, Unawed by influence and Unbribed by Cain." VOL. XXI.---NO. 47. OPELOUSAS, LA., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1911. $1 PER YEA: JUDGE HALL WILL BE HERF NEXT WEEK Will Begia ils Itinerary At BeUevus ean Mo. day, the I1th. WILL BE IN PARISH FIVE DAYS The Judge Is Up Agalst A "Fast-Nall" Tear of St. Landry Parish.- -WIll Speak In Opeleasas. Judge Luther E. Hall, candi date of the "Good Government League," will speak at several JUDGE L. E. HALL Who speak in St. Landry Parish next wedk. points in St. Landry next week, beginning on Monday, the 11th, at 9 o'clock in the forenoon. We aee authorized to say that this will not be Judge Hall's last visit to St. Landry that he is expected to return to the old parish during the course of the campaign. The various candidates for United States Senator have alpo been invited to be present, but as most of them have dates for other places, it is probable that few of them will be able to at tend the meetings. Judge Hall is an entertaining speaker The itinerary is as follows: Monday, September 11, 1911, ~elevue 9 o'clock, a. m.; Coulee Croche at 12 o'clock m.; Grand Coteau at 2 o'clock p. m.; Leon ville at 4 o'clock p. m.; Arnaud ville at 6:30 p. m. Tuesday, September 12, 1911, Boscoville 9 o'clock a. m.; Port Barre 10:30 a. m.; Melville 6:30 p. n. Wednesday, September 13,1911, Lewisburg at 9 o'clock a. min,; Lawtell at 11:30 a. m.; Plaisance at 1:30 p. m.; Grand Prairie at 4 p. m.; Washington at 7:30 p. m. Thursday, September 14, 1911, Garland 9:30 a. m.; Whiteville 11 a. m.; Barbreck 12:30 p. in.; Chicot 3 p. m.; Ville Platte 7 p. m. Friday, September 15, 1911, Pine Prairie at 9 a. m.; Mamou 11 a. m.; Eunice 2 p. m. The above tour as arranged will be made by automobile if weather conditions permit. In the event of bad weather, so as to preclude the use of automo biles, another program will be arranged, of which due notice wrill he ivpn LATER. A joint Senatorial debaie had been suggested to take place at Opelousas in the afternoon of the 15th, but now it appears that two of the candidates for that office will not be present. Gov ernor Sanders has written to Mr. John W. Lewis that it was not possible for him to be present on that day, owing to a previous en gagement, and Senator Foster has also written to Mr. Lewis that it is doubtful whether he can be present. Messrs. Rans dell, Pujo and Broussard will probably be present. "But the Opelousas meeting will take place on the 15th, at an hour to be announced later on," said Mr. John W. Lewis, "and I am assured that there will be a large crowd present. In fact, I have received assur ances from all points at which Judge Hall and others will speak that there will be a large at tendance at every meeting." There will be a barbecue at Port Barre on the 12th. Owing to the fact that Judge Hall could devote but five days to St. Landry, he was compelled to eliminate from his itinerary Notleyville, Waxia, Palmetto, Rosa, Morrow and other points. But, as said before, he ex pects to return at some future day. Baptist Church Services Mr. E. D. Rogers, Elder of the Baptist Church, will preach -tomorrow, at 7:30 p. m. ANOTHER ST. LANDRI BOY DISTINiUISHES HIMSELF ABROAD. The many friends of Dr. Maribn H. Foster, eldest son of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Foster, wil doubtless be gratified to learn that in his examination recently before the Oklahoma S t a t e Board of Medical Examiners, which convened at Guthrie, Okla., for license to practice in in said State, he led the class of 73 doctors from five different States, who went before the Board, making the highest gen eral average (91 per cent) which placed him first on the Honor Roll. Only one other man at taining to this distinction as sec ond to Dr. Foster, he making an average of 90 per cent. Twenty two of the applicants failed to pass the examination. The Dr. is now associated in practice with Dr. O. E. Howell, of Oktaha, Okla., at which place they are doing a large practice. It seems that St. Landry boys generally make good, whenever put to the test. The young doctor also recently scored another victory, in that he won the heart and hand of one of Oklahoma's fairest daugh ters, Miss Gertrude Contrell, a distinguished musician and vo calist, whose splendid voice has brought her notoriety. The young lady also holds two col lege diplomas. They were married August 10, 1911, N EW BEQUIREMENTS FOR STATE HIGH SCIIHOOLS. T. H. Harris, state superinten dent of education, and Leo M. Favrot, supervisor of high schools, have issued an addressed letter to the sup.er idents of education, calling their attention to the requirements for high schools. In the letter to the superintendents the officials say: 'Dear Superintendent. -Your attention is called to the follow ing changes and additional re quirerhents for state approved high schools, recently adopted by the State Board of Education: First-Title to the property on which the school is located must be vested in the parish board of education, or in the public, pro vided that, in the latter case full use of the property shall be turned over to the parish board of education for the purpose of maintaining a high school, and the terms of lease specified in a contract properly drawn and duly recorded. "Nineteenth.-After Oct. 1, 1912, every state approved high school must have a library for Its mnign scnool aepartment cost ing at least $75 and containing at least one complete dictionary, one general encyclopedia, and such other books as will enable high school students to do the required collateral reading in the English course and the refer ence work recommended for the history course. "Twentieth. -In order to meet the requirements of the Louis iana Sanitary Code, it is essen tial that each approved high school secure the services of a janitor. Very truly yours, "T. H. HARRIS, LEO M. FAVROT." -Mr. Collins Swords left Wed nesday for Chicago, Ill., to re sume his studies in Dentistry. -Mr. and Mrs. Renaud Per kins, of Eunice, were here Wed nesday to attend the Perkins Price nuptials. -Mr. Lastrapes Perrault re turned Wednesday to Bunkie, where he will teach again this term. -Mr. sand Mrs A. Howell Pierson left on Tuesday for Ash ville, North Carolina. -A number of young folks enjoyed a dance at the Hook and Ladder Hall, on Tuesday night, given in honor of Miss Florence Kramer, of Franklin, who is the guest of Miss Edna Wallior. Those present were: Misses Rita Desmarais, Virginia Budd, Josie Saizan, Ora Walker, Joyce Stagg, Edna Wallior, May Brown, Anita Veltin, Florence Kramer and Bertha Littell; Messrs. Adam Guidery, Henry Larcade, Em ret Hawkins, Fruge, Arthur Veltin, Gus. Voltz, Jack Perrault, Kavanagh Stagg, F. J. Meleton, F. Ross Blouin and W. Powers. IT IS NOW "DON'T REMEMBER LUTHER" Why the Clarion Is Taking A Deep Interest In the Present Campaign--Sanders Needed At Washington Why The Clasrion Is Political. "The Clarion is strictly politi cal of late, to the exclusion o: local news, and other matters concerning the people generally.' Thus expressed a good frienc of the Clarion last Tuesday. Our answer was that there was no question more vital to the people of the State at this time than politics. We endeavored to show ouw friend that politics was essential to the welfare and the good of the entire State, which meant the good of the entire people. We told our friend that Louisi ana had the opportunity of send ing to the United States Senate a son that had already attained a National reputation-a son who would accentuate and make grander the name of Louisiana Louisiana the birthplace of Chief Justice White, and of Randle Gibson, and of Benjamin, and of Caffery, and other notable men whose lights even now burn brightly-in the records of national legislation and in the hearts of all Louisianians. We told our friend that we were unalterably a friend of J. Y. Sanders for the above, and other reasons. T'he Other Reasons. The other reasons are that the opposition is not carrying on a fair campaign. We might use the language of Mr. Pujo, but we will refrain from doing that-but it is never theless a fact that the epithet applied to Governor Sanders by Mr. Pujo can be thrown back in the-teeth of many who are now pursung a campaign of vilifica lion and misrsprese*jatst.n:. And another: <` can never make up it m t an organization, formed largely of ; Republicans and ex-office holders, are earnest in their plea for reform. It does not sound logical to the Clarion. SANDERS DATES IN ST. LANDRY Governor J. Y. Sanders, candidate for United States Sen ator, will speak in St. Landry parish on the following dates: The meetings will open at Andrepont on October 2, at 4 o'clock p. m. The same day the Governor will speak at Washington at 8:30 p. m. At Mallet, at C. N. Bertrand's, the Governor will speak at 10 a. m., on the 3d, and at Eunice, on the same day, at 2 p. m. On the 4th he will go to Lewisburg, and speak there at 10 a. m., at Coulee Croche and Bristol at 1. p. m., and at Grand Coteau at 4 p. m. On the 6th he will speak at Leonville in the morning at 10 o'clock, at Port Barre at 3 in the evening, and at Opelousas at 8:30 p. m. On the 7th he will speak at Garland at 10 a. m., and at Melville at 8 p. m. At Grand Prairie he will speak on the 11th at 8 p. m. -Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Harman son and family returned Sunday from a two weeks' visit to Mr. Harmanson's father in Hands boro, Miss. -Miss Virginia Budd has re turned from Jeanerette, where she spent several weeks as the guest of Miss Hilda Bourgeois. -Mr. W. C. Pefferkorn, of Franklin, was in Opelousas this week on business. -Mr. Albert Garland, of Ville Platte, was an Opelousas visitor this week. -Mr. H. Bodemuller was a New Orleans visitor Sunday. -Mr. Leo. Joseph Lassalle is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lassalle, after attending the summer school at Chicago University. -Mr. Ross Blouin is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lasalle. -Master Lawrence F. Lassalle left this week for St. Charles College to resume his studies there. -Miss Rose Wallior left Sun day for Abbeville, where she will attend school. -Mr. E. A. Staman, of Wash ington, was in town Sunday. -Mr. G. A. Voltz spent Sun day in Crowley. -Mrs. Frank Roberts and children left Monday for their home in Houston, Texas. -Miss Marie Meginley is visit in friends in Eol. It may sound logical to others. A fellow can talk pathetically when he is hungry. Maybe-we don't assert it as a fact-that our friends of the Republican and ex-official ranks are hungry. A fellow will get hungry when he has not had a good meal for four years. (For the sake of our friend Sibille, we will say that this does not apply to all supporters of the Good Government League.) Some More Quibbling. "Have you noticed a peculiar and artful dodge in language ex hibited by Judge Hall in refer eace to the letter in which he asked Bernstein, his campaign manager, to solicit the vote of the game wardens and regis trars?"' The above was the direct ques tion of one of the most promi nent citizens of Opelousas, ad dressed to the Clarion man. "Why," continued the gentle man, "in his excuse for the let ter, he says 'A letter from you to the registrars and game wardens might do some good!' "His letter, in his own hand writing, says that a letter from Mr. Bernstein 'WOULD' do some goodl" The inference is that Judge Hall even after he saw the let ter, which he had preciously de nied writing, now forgets the phraseology of it. "Don't Remember Luther." Judge Hall's fatal absence of remembering things occurring in the past would justify his be in ecalled "Don't-Remember Luther." They have dubbed Mr. Michel e . 4-Fdot-Johnny" because he did not go on the stump and make a big noise. Now, is it not fair to call the fellow who makes a big noise but who forgets what he writes "Don't-Remember-Luther?" -Mrs. C. F. Allen is visiting friends in Eola. -Miss Gladys Perrault is the guest of friends in Abbeville. -Dr. T. H. Littell and son, of Ville Platte, were the guests of Dr. B. A. Littell and family this week. -Mrs. Leon Dupre and child ren are visiting in Midland. --Messrs. Clarence Picheu and A. Lafleur, of Ville Platte, were in Opelousas Saturday and Sun day. -Mrs. T. E. Bose, of Ballin ger, Texas, is visiting her sister, Mrs. T. P. Butler. -Mr. Collier, at one time agent of the M. L. & T. R. R. at this place, is now agent of the Frisco at Port Barre. -Mr. A. L. Booth, who was before marriage Miss Susfe Col lier, of this place, but who is now of Memphis, Tenn., was a visitor here this week. -Mr. and Mrs. Henry Morn hinveg and children left Satur urday for Cottonport, where Mr. Mornhinveg will buy cotton this season. -Miss Mary Tarlton, of Grand Coteau, is the guest of Misses Bertha and Mary LittelL " -Miss Florence Barry, of Grand Coteau, left Wednesday, after visiting Miss Lucille Cas tille. MISS IRENE SHOUT DOINi OOiDi WOBK FOR TOWN. President of Civic League Mak ing Personal Appeal to Citizens to Cut Grass. Miss Irene Shute is displaying energy and tact in aiding the city authorities in ridding the sidewalks and yards of noxious weeds and grass. Miss Shute is making a per sonal appeal to the property owners, and renters-appealing to them that it is not only the duty of all law-abiding citizens to obey the ordinance requiring the cutting of weeds and grass, but that it is a duty they owe the health of the people of the city to do so-yes, the health and beauty of the city. Miss Shute is the President of the Civic League of Opelousas, and the membership of that or ganization have no reason to re gret her selection to that office. FARMRES WILL HOLD COTTON FOR A IGHllER PRICE Definite Arrangements Will Be Made When Final Reports Are Made Says a special to the New Or leans Item: Many, La., Sept. 5. -Arrange ments have been made to finance the plans of the Farmers' Union to hold their cotton for higher prices. President L N. McCol lister of the Louisiana Farmers' Union stated to an Item corres pondent to-day. The plan is for the farmers to take their cotton to alocal Farmers, Union ware house and take a receipt and a check for $40 for each bale left there. These receipts will be 1 deposited in the local bank. The i check will be forwarded to the i men who are financing the crop and the money will be sent the bank for the depositors of the receipt. .According to telegraphic re- I ports received from the various ] local unions, the farmers will t hold approximately 140,000 bales for higher prices. This estimate is based on a statement made by Srate President McCollister of I the Farmers' Union that the farmers would hold practically ] 50 per cent of the state's yield. The meetings held by the Far mers' Union locals were the re sult of a call for same by the president last week for the far mers to get together and furnish an estimate of what each indi vidual farmer would or could af ford to undertake to hold for higher prices. These meetings were attended by non-nfiembers as well. These locals had also been instructed to telegraph this information to President McCol lister. The reports indicated the farmers had takensmuch interest in the matter. Perkins---Price. Cupid is truly a cunning fel low and a veritable robber. He has been at work again and has caused the St. Landry High School to lose one of its most valued teachers. Mr. Robert E. Perkins and Miss Clara M. Price were quietly married at the Catholic Presby tery on Wednesday evening at 6:30 o'clock. The bride is the pretty daugh ter of Mrs. Carrie Price. She was a teacher at the the St. Lai dry High School for several years and until the time of her marriage. She is possessed of a sweet disposition which has won for her the love of her pupils at school as well as all who know her. Mr. Perkins is the enterprising young manager of the Opelousas Compress, and has climbed the ladder of success until he has become one of its top members. After leaving the church the party returned to the home of the bride, where a reception was tendered the immediate families. The Clarion joins the host of friends of the young couple in wishing. them botdless happi ness in their union. E1CANDIDIATE HALL IS REACHlING THE VERY HlEiBHTS. Says He Is the Candidate of John M. Parker, the Republican. e Judge Hall is becoming really e ridiculous in his campaign. 8 He does not deny the "Dear Henry" letter, in which he - sought the support of the regis r trars and game wardens in his 5 race for Supreme Judge. But yet he attacks the very system which he impliedly ad mits placed him in the chair of Associate Judgeship of the Su preme Court-a chair which he refuses to resign in order to run I for Governor, and a chair which many believe he will not resign even if he is elected Governor. He says the Supreme Bench has been "the goal' of his am bition." And, many believe, he will hold on to that goal. He says he was selected as a candidate for Governor as the savior of the people of the State -the savior from a system that he was but a few months before a part and. parcel of, and of which his law partner is now an active member of. Listen to this,, from the Im maculate Judge Hall, now (when he says this-man, he is speaking of John M. Parker, Republican): "When this man came I had no idea of becoming a candidate, as there were others fully able to head the movement. At that time there was a movement on foot to ruin the reform move ment, and under the circum stances I was the only man who could prevent it. I had to say 'yes or no.' If I had said 'no,' the reform movemeht would have died. If I consented toriin, t would prevent this collapse. I was in the position where I had to help one side or the other. I , was placed is thi . . ot by' my own seeking. Jte casting my lot with the b'ss and helping them out, I cast ii'my lot with the cause of the pepili not only, with the people who hI understood had honored me time 4 and time again, but with the:: people of the entire state." 1 Now, gentle reader, just read the following extract from a letter from Judge l Hall to his campaign manager in ' the Supreme Juegeship race, and WHICH JUDGE HALL HAS ( NEVER DENIED. Read it we say, and tell us whether Judge Hall is a "serious man, and never jokes," or ;not. It rings to us like a joke. Here is a portion of the "Dear ' Hehry" letter: "A LETTER FROM YO U TO THE REGIS TRARS AND GAME WARDENS IN OTHER PARISHES WOULD DO GOOD!" (Signed) L. E. HALL. That's enough. Port Batre Authorities Effi cient The Sheriff informed the Clarion that too much credit can not be given to the local authori ties at Port Barre for arresting and bringing in the negroes for breaking in and robbing a house there on August 20. The town Marshalls, Ashton Dejean, Nicholas Lahaye and their assistants ought to be con gratulated and if other localities had officers to act as promptly as they have, the parish would soon be rid of such miscreants. Wedding It Whiteville Mr. Watt Hagan, of Bunkie, La., and Miss May Savant, of Whiteville, were married at the Washington Catholic Church on September 5th, Father Tassie officiating. The groom is the son of J. A. Hagan, of near Bunkie, a promi nent farmer, and is one of the managers of the large Cooper's plantation, near Bunkie. The bride is the youngest' daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Savant, of Whiteville. The couple left on the evening train for their home, the Cooper farm, Many goyd g tgth -mit n their raid of matrwmo . IOIM ilTIEES API llli l FOR WIN LUB CWNTEST. Those in Cnarge of the Inter eating Affair Have a Meet ing In Opelousas. Opelousas, La., Sept. 6, 1911. Pursuant to a call from its Chairman, the Joint Corn Club Committee met in the room of the Police Jury. Present: Dr. A. J. Bercier, Chairman; Those H. Lewis, Sr., John E. Daly and C. J. Thompson. After discussion it was de termined that a committee con sisting of seven members should, be appointed as udes in: the.: contests for prizes which are to arise in the exhibits of the :corn offered by the contestants.. On. that committee the followit~ : gentlemen were selected, viz R. B. Wilkins, Jos. M. ~V. gz: John P. Savant, Louis : Hebert,:,. I. H. Cain, Armond Sovet, T..,: Richard. It was further agreed that le cal committees s1hould be pointed for therespective'seo in which corniclub have organized for the purpese ao t tending to the measurement f the land, and theyield of n. raised thereon, ,and the foll*w ing gentlemen were appointe on said committees .ind rzelest ed to serve as members St. Landry-Hig SchooJ. St. Cyr, J. . War Young. Sunset Graded Schol-E. W SDr. Eli L:. dr, We & -ou reau. --- I ·i:,:." Saul Guidry Sc hoo C. Miller. C. J. Jordn, A, Guidry. Washingstoar --W. A' Bile$, A+. 3. G 'r4 º Dunbar.. Grand Prair N.. Toolse, e ; the Cor Contest sha Court House at SaturdayO , 19 hc onte I tast]i n ·ek e t exhibit ten se.s :4 on hand to mci a oitsn A. J. BR.i . C. J. THCO; O 'M? S yN. qood Beport. The report of ithe Unip and Trust Co., of "this el t* a very gratifying' inýea* per cent in its busines previous reporto t t Banking department on ae 7th, 191, and speaks l the growth; and new institution. , At the Episeop t teba Services. will be h'eld at th Episcopal Church TuesdayI mor. ing by Rev. Gibbs, the pasto=, A Treat. :. i The Clarion force were= reel pients of some delicious sa4-_ wiches and beer 'on Thu'say evening, complimentary of MJ l John Molaison. Mr. Molaison has opened. . cold lunch stand in his ,saoon and will keep on hand all kinds of sandwiches and cold lunches. He will fill all tI-:: phone orders promptly. -Mrs. Win. Thompson an. daughters, Vivian and Alma, and Miss Lulu Flannigan haveretu. - ed from a month's visit thr:ogh North Carolina. -Mr. Leon S. Hass and family have returned from a two w. .1'.1 visit to Coopers' Wells, Miss:-. -Mr. Leonce Littell retu~ from a visit to Cooper's We..a:, Thursday. -Mr. Wilfred Boudreau, ri Sunset, was an Opelousas vis.ior this week. --Mr. Ed. Barry and W ir... Gardener, of Grand-Coteau, were Opelousas visitors this week. -Dr. Conway, of Ville Platte, was in Opelousas this week.. --Mr. Clarence Stewart, L Ville Platte, was an OpciL visitor this week., -M r. Pat. S oM,. ofPa.coffs Loej, ;-. `1-.