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t(I ThE ST. LANDRY CLARION. o#E1CAL3PMr "Here Shall The Press The People's Rights Maintain, Unawed by Influence and Unbrlbed by Cain." VOL. XX].---NO. 52. OPELOUSAS, LA., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1911.. $ PER IEAJ ... .... ..... ... .. .. . .. -...-N n _... S! U_ - WORK ON MAPS AND SURVEYS OF SEWER AGE DISTRICT About Completed.---Bids f o r Contract to Construct Sys tem Will Be Advertised Later. Surveyor Baylis, under the direction of Engineer Kirkpat rick, who is under contract with: the Sewerage Board to prepare maps and surveys of the First Sewerage District of Opelousas, as also to write specifications of the enti: e work, has almost com pleted the survey of the city, having been at work here for the greater part of the last month. As soon as this work is completed the proposal to con tractors to construct the sewer age system will be advertised and the contract awarded. It is believed that the work can be completed within s i x months after the first ground is broken, and it is understood that it is probable that the contract will be ready to be awarded by De cember 1st. We learn that the denomina tions of the bonds have not yet been fixed by the Sewerage Board but it is said that this will be done within the next few days and shortly thereafter they will be advertised for sale. A number of bond-buyers f r o m away have applied for particu lars of the sale of the bonds and it is evident that no trouble will be experienced in selling them. A TRUE BILL AGAINST MRS. J. P. McIEE The Grand Jury Indicts Her. In the District Court on last Monday morning District Attor ney Garland filed with the Clerk the affidavit chafizng Mrs. J. P. McRee with the murder of Allan T. Garland in this city some four weeks ago, at the same time pre senting a formal application to be recused in the case as district attorney on the ground that be ing related to the deceased with in the fourth degree that he could not legatlay :act ;in that capacity. The Judge having ex amined the law ,on the subject granted the application of Mr. Garland, who was an uncle to the dead man, and thereupon appointed E. B. Dubuisson, Esq., who prior to Mr. Garland wa District Attorney of this Distric, as District Attorney pro tempore. Mr. Dubuisson promptly accept ed the appointment and has since given the case all the necessary attention, aiding the Grand Jury in its examination of the case which took place yesterday. While it is impossible to state what took place before the Grand Jury because their proceedings are held behind closed doors and no one save the District Attorney and one witness at time is admit ted, it is known that all the wit nesses examined at the Coroner's inquest were cited to appear be fore the inquisitors, including the venerable grand-mother of the deceased. As we go to press, the Grand Jury has rendered its report and among the true bills reported is one against Mrs. Z. Runge Mc Ree, wife of J. P. McRee. • AMOMEO AND JUlUET" The Siutist Love Stery Ever Told At Tbe Bea Ami Moaday Nlbft. PatrOns of the Bon Ami mo tion picture show have a pleas ure in store for them Monday night,. October 16th. The managers have, through great effort and extra expense on their part, secured that world famous love-story, "Romeo and Juliet," and will offer it as the star-attraction for that evening, at their regular admission prices, 5 and 10 cents Activity an Hardwood. Renewed activity in the pur chase and working of hardwood timber has developed here re cently, the newest people to en ter this field is the Kern Co., who several years ago bought up a quantity of white oak trees in this parish and worked the tim ber up into staves. This com anv is now purchasing several i dsof.timber and has made the prchase of a large tract in this parish within the past few days. ENTHUSIASTIC CROWDS HEAR GOV. SANDERS. Meetings Held In St. Landry and Evangeline Par ishes This Week.--Hon. John T. Michel Speaks At Ville Platte. Gov. Sanders returned to St. Landry and Evangeline this week, holding a number ef meet ings in the two parishes. Over three thousand persons attended the Ville Platte meeting, which was addressed by the Governor and Hon. John T. Michel, candidate for the Demo cratic nomination for Governor, and other prominent speakers. The Ville Platte meeting on last Wednesday was in large part intended as a demonstration in favor of Gov. Sanders, to whom the people feel greatly indebted for the part he took in the crea tion of the new parish, and the magnificent reception given him on this occasion showed their gratitude for him. A fine barbecue had been pre pared for the great crowd in at tendance and a brass band ren dered excellent' music. The weather, however, was not pro pitious, and the Governor made a short speech. It was thoroughly appreciated by the people present, however, and the opinion is freely expressed that he will carry Evangeline almost solidly. The same is expected for Mr. Michel. THE WASHINGTON MEETING Coming nearer home, we will give more attention to the meet ing held in behalf of Gov. San ders at Washington on the night of the same day as the Ville Platte meeting. Plonsky's Opera House was the scene of this event, and the spacious auditorium was crowd ed. The meeting was called to order by Mr. F. P. Martin, who introduced Mr. John M. Pres cott as chairman. The follow ing were chosen as vice-presi dents and occupied places ,on the stage: J. J. Henderson, F. P. Martin, T. R. Carroll, W. A. Biles. N. C. Blanchard, L. D. Todd, John Leer, G. R. Baillio, Henry Lynch, Aug. J. Muller, James T. Mary, P. E. Carriere, Valmnnt Soileau, J. B. Schmit, Gantt Nicholson, Dr. J. B. Harvey, F. B. Crooks, Leroy McNicolls, Gilbert Baillio, August Winkler, P. C. Agaisse, Alex Lafleur, M. L Ramsey, Kirt Lynch, August Elter, A. W. Winkler, T. C. Gibhens, J. J. Neyland, B. B. Rembert, E. Ber nan, Pierre Guillory, M. M. Gib son' Edgar Vidrine. Upon being presented, Gover nor Sanders launched at once into his subject and made one of his characteristic speeches. Dur ing the course of his speech in which he paid his respects to what he termed his hyphenated opponent, Mr. Pujo-Broussard, he made the following reference to the fruitless promises o~f Con gressman Pujo to open Bayou Courtableau to navigation "People of Washington, when I landed in your beautiful town this evening and walked down to the banks of your fine river, I was pleased beyond words to ex press at the scene that met mny eyves. I saw your heretofore dor mant artery of commerce pulsat ing with the throb of mighty engines, the waters lashed into waves by the progress of large steamers bearing freight from the ports of the world to your doors; saw the hurrying and scurrying of the many feet of stevedores and roustabouts load ing the produce of your soil and manufacturies onto f o r e i g n bound steamships and unloading bales of merchandise and boxes iRATIFYINl RESULTS OF GLEAN-UP ORDI NANCE. It is gratifying to note that many of our property owners have been actively at work dur ing the past few weeks removing the grass and weeds from their sidewalks and premises, and a great deal of this work has been accomplished. Much more remains to be done and it is hoped that the delin quent ones will speedily comply with the ordinance. Nothing adds so much to the appearance of a town as side walks that are free from long grass and weeds, and the health of the community is greatly en hanced by k~eping the premises clean and tidy. and crates of goods of many des criptions; saw drays without number transfering these car goes and distributing same throughout this beautiful Aca dian land; saw pleasure launches and yachts returning from New Orleans with joyous parties of young folks, whose laughter rang out across the waters like the entrancing music of spring, and saw barges loaded with lum ber and cotton being towed into your port. I knew then that Pujo's ten years promises had at last been fulfilled; 'knew that your great stream had regained its own and was open to naviga tion; I knew that at last the drift at its mouth had been cleared! "Now it may be that there are a few stubborn people in Wash ington who do not believe all this; who cannot see the volumes of smoke arising from the steam ers of their river, or who still contend that the six miles of drift at its mouth is still there, cutting them off from natural communication with the world. To those people I have only this to say: Pujo promised to open your stream each time he ran for Congress and as Pujo is a man of his word he must have kept that promise. And what I havei pictured to you is true, and if you do not believe it, walk down to the drift and if you find that he hasn't done what he promised, why, try me. I may do more than he has done; I cannot do less." He said that Broussard was at tempting to close the Courtab leau in the interest of the people of his parish, and Broussard is reported to have stated that San ders was telieng the people of Washington one thing and the people of St. Martin another thing regarding the closing of the Courtahleau. "I told you people of Washington that the waters of the Atchafalaya will never be denied to you as long as I am Gove r. I am still Governor, and you have the waters yet, and the Courtableau will never be diesed .as long as I am Governor; I can :not prophesy the future, hbat:s :long:as I have power and iantRence, that power and influence will 'oppose closing Bayou Courtableau until the peo ple of the Courtableau come to me and say they want the bayou closed." This portion 'of the Governor's speech was vociferously ap plauded, and evidently met with unanimous approval. The protective tariff came in for a full share of attention and the speaker demonstrated how under this system the few have grown fabulously rich at the ex pense of the many. He charged both his opponents with having voted for the iniquitous tariff law which is at present ,on our sta tute books, and which law can not be justified on any reasonable basis. At the conclusion ,f the Gov ernor's speech Miss Inez Ney land presented him with a mag nificent bouquet on behalf of his _many friends in Washington, who wished him success in his campaign for the nomination as United States Senator. ,Lnmediately after the speak-' ing the hall was cleared and a grand Sanders dance was started by Governar Sanders and Mrs. Kirt Lynch leading the grand march. FALLS FROM TREE RESULTS IN DEATH. Homere Wyble the 11 year old son of Villier Wyble, who resides near town, was killed by a fall from a pecan tree~on Wednesday of this week. It appears that the little fellow was threshing pecans and while among the branches of the tree lost his bal ance and fell to the ground a considerable distance, death re sulting shortly afterwards. The funeral took placelfrom the Cath olic Church yesterday. We ex tend our condolence to the be reaved parents in their misfor tune. -Mr. R. Hilton Sandoz, of New Iberia, spent last Friday and Saturday at his old'home. EDITOR BREAUX ILL IN NEW ORLEANS Stricken With Paralysis At the Monteleone Uotel On Thurs day Morning. Editor Breai, of The Clarion, left this week for New Orleans for medical treatment and we learn from the tates of to-day that he has ffered a slight stroke of para is. We clip the following: Raymond B ux, of Opelou sas, prominent in newspaper and political circles, was stricken with partial paralysis in the lower limbs a the Monteleone Hotel Thursd morning, and is now confined his room in that hotel, mendingapidly. "It is not s ous at all, and I expect to be up mn a few days," said Mr. Breaux. When it became known Fri day that Mr. Breaux had been stricken, a stream of visitors poured into his room, and the hotel phone was kept busy for news. ST. LANDRY POST MASTERS HONORED Postmasters Lassalle and Haw kins Both Elected to Office by the Associations In Con vention at Alexandria. At the meeting of the Louis iiana Association of Presidential Postmasters and the Louisiana State Postmasters Association held at Alexandria on the 5th and 6th of this ,month, Post master Lassalle, of Opelousas, was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Presidential Postmasters Association and TDr. R. G. Haw kins, of Palmettd, was elected Secretary of the State Associa tion of Postmasters. Among the matters of impor tance transacted at this meeting was the adoption cf a resolution commending tabe establishment of Rural Parcels iost. PARDONS IflOMMEND ED TO ST LAN ETUfTEN. TwentyAhree pardons were re commended by the Board of Par dons at their-session held in New Orleans aon last Wednesday, among them being the following from St. Landry Parish: Ben Sshexnaidre, convicted of petty iareeny; pardon recom mended to :restore rights of citi zenship. Leon Mistric, convicted of lar ceny and sentenced to one year in the penitentiary; pardon re commended to restore rights of citizenship. Thirteen eother applications for pardon were refused, while eight others were passed over, includ ing that of Dr. E. C. McKowen, now serving a life sentence for the murder of E. K. Judson. Judge Brnest, who tried Mc Kowen, has since refused to sign his applica(tin for pardon. The "slary Jane" in Commis e~on. The Southeri Pacific has re sumed the operation of its night train service between Lafayette and Alexandria, so rthat it is now practicable to make connections at Lafayette with all night trains on the main line. While this city had exceptional facilities in the matter ofrail road accommodations before this i night train was put back into service, the additional conven iencee will doubtless be appre ciated by the traveling public. The schedule of the "Mary Jane" is 11:40 p. m. going to Lafayette and 6:10 a. m. return ing. Parish Primary January 23d. Secretary L. Austin Fontenot, of the Parish Democratic Execu tive Committee, has issued a call for a meeting of the Commit tee on Wednesday the 18th, at 11 o'clock a. m. The Committee will fix the same date for the Democratic Primary as chosen by the State Committee, fix the sum to be charged each candidate for entering the primay. -Mr. Frank Mouton and Town Clerk LeBlanc, of Melville, were hero on Wednesday attending to business. LOCAL KNIGHTS OB SERVE COLUMBUS DAY Entertainment A Huge Success In Every Way and A Neat Little Sum Was Added to the Building Fund. Thursday, Oct. 12th, was the 419th anniversary of the discov ery of the American Continent by Christopher Columbus and the Knights of Columbus celebrated the day by an appropriate enter tainment that night at their Home in Main Street. The ele gant quarters of the Council were ablaze with lights and the spacious parlors and banquet hall had been decorated with the National colors and the emblems of the Order while large clusters of Golden Rod were placed on the mantels-the whole presenting a very pleasing setting for such an event. As announced by Judge B. H. Pavy, the Lecturer of the local Council, who presided, the en tertainment was for a two-fold purpose: the celebration of the great discovery of the western hemisphere and the raising of money for the building fund of the Council. Addresses on pa triotic lines were delivered by William J. Sandoz, Esq., the Past Grand Knight of the Ope lousas Council, and Mr. A. L. Andrus, its popular Chancellor. T h e event, characterized by these gentlemen as the most momentous in the history of the nation, was briefly referred to, and the far-reaching effect of Columbus' achievement was pic tured in a manner that charmed and interested an audience com posed of many of the nicest peo ple of this city and vicinity. The statement that our peerless coun try was destined to become the grandest nation on the face of the globe was enthusiastically applauded, and the character and life of the Great Discoverer were eulogized amid the plaudits of not only the Knights and Daugh ters, who revere the name of Columbus, but even the school children, recogaiiing one of the greatest achievements of man in his work, were pleased to hear the story retold. To the Order o'f Knights of Columbus mugt be accorded the honor of affrding proper recog nition in our ,country to Colum bus' distinguied ed service, and to it is largedy due the fact that nineteen States ,of the Union have made Columbus Day a legal holiday. Congress, under its im pulse has given tardy recogni tion to his :accomplishment by deciding that a magnificent mon ument shall be erected at Wash ington City in commemoration of this great event, and next May will witness its unveiling in the presence of -thousands of patri otic men and women from every section of the United States. The mnusical programme under the direction of Miss Yeola Rich ard was admirably 'executed. Misses Marie Meginley and Erin Blacksher rendered beautiful :solos, and the general applause which greeted both these young ladies at the conclusion of their songs 'showed in no uncertain MAIL lARRIERS EXAMINATION fostpeud from Ictober Ablt to October 21st -Still ime .Eoegh to Fite Applicattees. The examination far ;citv mail carriers, which was to have taken place ean the 14th inst, has been postponed until Oct. 21st, so that there is still time enough to file applications. Those desiring to take the ex aminatSion .should apply to Post master Lasalle without delay. Opeloesaa" First Sireetory. Opelousas is to have its first City Direetory, the Southern Directory Co. of New Orleans having undertaken the work. Three active men have been at work here for the past two weeks taking the names and addresses and occupations of every citizen of the municipality and it is ex pected that the work will be thorough and completed within the next month or two. This directory will not only give much information about the people of the city, but it will be equivalent to a new census, and our people should aid the can vassers in getting full particu lars. The directory will also contain a history of Opelousas and a number of advertisements of the local business 'men and enterprise~,r manner that they possess the sweetest and most charming voices. The chorus, composedof Misses Inez Perrault, Y e o 1 a Richard, Marie Meginley and Erin Blacksher, and Messrs. Roy Edwards, Allen Dezauche and Herman Ewell, sang several se lections, and the appreciation of the audience was thoroughly at tested by the manner in which their efforts were acclaimed. Miss Richard's piano recital was exquisite and demonstrated her accomplishment as an artist of exceptional ability. Miss Leach i ecited the Star Spangled Banner in excellent style and received much praise. This popular ode to the flag as rendered by this young lady was applauded to the echo. At the conclusion of the enter tainment dancing was indulged by many of the younger set and a most enjoyable evening was spent by all, including the child ren, who were given a party on the Union Street side; and those who had the pleasure of an in terview with Mlle. Paccare, the clairvoyante, w e r e charmed therewith. Miss Naomi Richard took off this part to perfection and many of her friends failed to recognize in the French for tune-teller and palmist the popu lar High School teacher. The few who were in the secret en joyed the interest shown in her work to the utmost and this feature proved most satisfactory. The contest on the question as to "Who Was the Most Popular Young Lady" was also very in teresting, and the three ladies who were gracious enough to permit their names to be used, Misses Bessie Sandoz, Willie Fielder and Rose Andrbpont, have received the thanks of the committee. Miss Sandoz was awarded the handsome gold headed umbrella after the open voting was closed and a secret ballot lasting half an hour was had, and the prize was much ap preciated by her. The refreshments donated by the Daughters of Isabella and exquisitely served by a bevy of their most charming members were duly appreciated, a fact eloquently proven by the circum stance that not a vestige of the delicacies remained. A neat little sum was added to the building fund. The committee in charge of the entertainment was composed as follows: Messrs. B. H. Pavy, George Going, H. D. Lareade, Preston Hollier and W. J. San doz; among the officers of the Council who were present and aided in the entertainment of the guests and the satisfactory con duct of the affair were: Grand Knight Lionel Bienvenu; Mr. Leopold Simon, Financial Secre tary; Mr. F. J. Dietlein, Treas urer; and a number of the Coun cil's most active members. Excursion to Crowley. The Opelousas & Gulf will run a special train to Crowley and return from Opelousas and way stations, :Sulnday, October 29. The schedule has not yet been annoanced but it will be about 7-30 a. m. WVhen the train leaves Opelaousas. The occasion for the excursion is ;an initiation of the Knights of Columbus in that city on that day, and many of the local memzbers of that order are expected to go. The Sale of Pews at the Catho lic Charch. Rev. J. Engberink, the pastor of the Catholic Church, an nounces that those who wish to retain their pews for the ensu ing year should pay for same during the week commencing with the 22d inst. Those pews which are not reserved by Sun day morning, the 29th inst., will be sold at auction. Congressman iroussard to Speak at Eanice., Posters have been issued an nouncing that Hon. R. F. Brous sard, candidate for the United States Senatorial term beginning March 4, 1915, will speak in French at Ville Platte at 2 p. m. on Oct. 19th, and at Eunice at 8 p. m. the same diay. IRAND JUIGRY ON 5a HERE ONMIY LAST. The Grand Jury of St. Landry Parish was convened under order of Court on Monday and after a short charge by the District Judge the members retired` to their rooms for the dispatch of such business as may be brought to their attention. All the merm bers of the Jury were present at the opening session, except Juror Didier Ardoin, of Eunice, -but this did not interfere with the conduct of business as n i n e jurors constitute a quorum., A great number of cases hav e evidently been examined by the inquisitors during the week, as many witnesses were present during the past few days and the body was in almost continu ous session up to the hour of go ing to press. A vast amount of business has accumulated during the past few months apd it is probable that it will require even longer than this week to complete the examination and report on cases. The following gentlemen com pose the Grand Jury: J. W. Ly-ý man, foreman; Dupreville Meehe, Numa Dupre, Emar Andrepont, B, W. Clopton, Felix Stelly, C. P. Dunbar, W. B. Robert, L. A. Havard, Jesse Hart, Frank Vid rine and Didier Ardoin. .The report rendered thismorn ing will be published next week. A HOME E S TIM ATE OF MRS. l, P. MciEE. We clip the following from the N. O. Picayune of last Sun day, which gives some interest ing facts as to one of the prin eipals in the McRo-Garn-. tragedy which was ted.- he rt some three weeks ago: . Brandon, ,Miss, iOe 7.. We the daily press published the k il. ing of young Allen :(aland by La., in that city somt weeks ge, the citizens of Brasdon had no idea that the lady wai in reality Mrs. J. P. Mc1ee beflehler mar. riage, Miss Zee Belle Runge, of this place. When it was learned that it was a former .rahd gio r el,l her friends. here who had knon her from bir.. could not belieVe that the young ;-womanwho_ lie in the home of her' ildhoodwes all that a sweet, tl, retiri and modest maides should hae been, would do :aght thaft was not justifiable. he came o:i family that :was highttked and respected for true worth by a who knew its membes . Her father was one of the iltrt. of Mississippi's gaat s's to offer his servies .. hio; when the civit w': came on was made an ordIrly Company 6, Six Missisli itegt ment. Alfter -the battle of Shilo he was iade acaptain ,nd was one of the last to .lay down:. his sword. His life was honorablei throughout, :andi he left his children an heritage iOf an n tarnished name. He. r mother taught school in her young lady hood and also after the death of Captain Runge, wh eamcirut stances made it necessartt the gentle, mother should dc sO, to properly rear a large family Of small children. To-day, this sweet, old lady, beloved epel ly by those she tanght in years gone by, many of whom are among the most prominent -of our citizens, while eeply grieved over the affair, has the faith of her daughter's uprightness to sustain her, for she feels that she acted as only a southeran. woman should. Miss Zee Belle Runge was born in Brandon, Miss~a, on Nov. 3, 1875, and was married to Mr8. J. P, McRee on July 12, 189i3, and is the mother of three boygs and one girl. Her husband is connected with the roadway con struction of the Frisco Road, and the family resides in Opelousas, Mrs. McRee's brothers, one, depot agent at Brandon; another in railroad employ at Arcadia, La., and the third at Los Ange les, Cal., also connected witha a: railroad, are all high-toned gen tlemen and fine business men. Th. 1912 Mltchells Are Here, The Teche Auto Co. this week received a consignment of the 1912 Model Mitchells and thesi~ e up-to-date machineeuhave been much-admired by those who~havf r seen them.