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The St Landry (la.) Clarice Is Witbest
Sof test edited ad prnted HE ST. ANDR CLARION __ in the whole ftee.--IstEllf J-i g-.W-IPE UNION. H ." elplatios of Opala n .. ABSORBED THE ST. LANDRY COMMONER ON JULY 2, 1912. "Here Shall The Press The People's Rights Maintaip, Unawed by Influence and Unbrlbed by Cain." .OL. XXIII.---NO. 19. OPELOUSAS, LA., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22,1913. $1 PEA IlEXICO I1 AGAIN IN DS OF HER FATHER Slyaaisty Which Wrested Affairs fror Iuvaders, Again In Power. AIJERO IS IN PRISON gi bas Who Dethroned Old asn DBlaz s NH More In Official Life.- -The War Is Over. S,' In the dim past, Montezuma, a savage chief, ruled, controlled, and virtually owned the now Sepublic of Mexico. ,.-,,A daring Spaniard, Cortez, >:vaded the land, and the primi Ive arms of the natives, and the ish of the invader, conquered coun try. i Maximillian, on the part of die French government, after rards wrested the power of pain fron Mexico. iaximillian was executed. ,Then came the Diaz dynasty sttudy Mexicans, brave soldiers. ,Mexico was then in a chao~ tate-it was considered a bar c country. 1 LBut there rose a man-of the .Dias dynasty-who balmed the s:re spots in the body politic, when balming could accomplish .aeure, and used the chilled shot, when he thought it was neces g·ry to do so, on stubborn sub SOd man Diaz made a prosper country of the once con tious land. ~ orn, and other crops, took place of cactus. TiThe smile took the place of the of the peons. Madero, a revolutionist by , prompted only by am on-by the lust for power- ized a revolution, and ve Diaz, the Grand Old Man, only from his office, but his dominion-made an of him. t there was a day of retri ~asit Tuesday a nephew of old Diaz, after a siege of sev days, not only captured the 1, but took Madero out of palace and threw him into od Man Diaz, over eighty old, will not again occupy position of President. But the Diaz dynasty is again ontrol of affairs in Mexico. The Mexicans have corde back r father. uerta, a Diaz sympathizer, w President of Mexico. -1 a DINAND ISERIN G-T HAUSEN. ; Mr. Iseringhausen is one of the members of the Police Jury "'k the Second Ward of the ( Paish of St. Landry. i fe is a s German from parent :i but a Crecle by inclination 0 !. habits. " , 3 ,. .e is strictly and thoroughlyI tcidated. t was blorn in New Orleans i t the year ,i(I, and came to Tb'parish !,'ating at Grand Stean, with his parents. at the < Sof nine iears :- When bu, :,,:i v-two years of i @ ehe married Mliss Philomen an, annd fo crhildren were of this 'ni'cn, twc bois and girls. first wife died nine veasp n marri. 1 is. I,:ii.a P re- _ sister oa : r:, f.rst , (ife. "nd union ia.s ieen Lorn ine ( one Lov. Second ' ard Police Juror ' s~staunch citizen and a suc-. I farmer. S and. Mrs. B. M. Anderson l o f Arnaudvidl spentI the guest of Mrs. (OV. SANDERS AND MR. ATKINSON TO BE HERE The Father of Oiod Roads, and the Engineer of Good Highways, Will Appear Before the Police Jury on the 3d. New Orleans, Feb. 18th, 1913. Mr. J. J. Healey, Opelousas, La. Dear Mr. Healey: I am just in receipt of your letter inviting me to be preg ent at your police jury meet ing on March 3d, and will be e with you on that date, nothing 1 preventing. Yours truly, f J. Y. SANDERS. f There should be a large at tendance at the session of thei Police Jury to be held on March -3d. There will be present two of I the pathfinders of Good Roads in Louisiana, Gov. J. Y: Sanders and Engineer W. E: At kinson. They will speak on Good Roads. They will tell what has been done, and what can be done. They will tell of the heavy tax levied by nature on all property owners who do not take care of their roads, and of the economy to the community which will take - care of their public thorough fares. The Police Jury, extended an invitation to these experienced LOCAL FIREMEN TO TENDER A BANQUET TO FRIENDS To-Night, at Their Club House, They Promise A Gay Time to All Who Attend. This evening, at seven-thirty, one will be able to see a couple here and a couple there making their way to the Hope Hook and Ladder Hall, to attend and par ticipate in the splendid spread that the firemen of Opelousas have prepared to give' to their wives, daughters and sweet hearts. There is nothing that will be left undone so that the banquet will be a perfect success. , These generous people who work, not only to save the property of their fellobv-citizens, but als, to save their lives, if needs be, have been hosts at banquet- be fore, and they acted their role to perfection on every occasion; consequently this banquet will be one of the most elaborate and gorgeous ever' tendered in Ope lousas. No doubt that the ladies pres ent will conmprise the beauty and accomplishment of Opelousas, and the Hall will be beautifully graced with the most charming and fascinating young damsels of our city. There will be a convention of the firemen from all over the 1 State in the near future and it is expected that Opelousas will ; turn out unanimously to help local firemen make the conven tion most successful, and there by: keep to the reputation which Opelousas has so deservedly won already for her self of being one of the most hospitable and ge nial cities in the entire State. The firemen wish to have it distinctly understood by the people of Opelousas that they are giving this banquet out of the fines' and dues' fund, and not out of the money the citizens of this town so generously don ated to them for the purpose of entertaining the visiting firemen when the convention will be held here sometime in July. The Woodman Circle held a l regular meeting Sunday at the C Woodmen's Hall and elected new I officers for the ensuing year, who are the following: Past c Guardian, Mrs. Bertha Lafleur; t Guardian Mrs. E. K. Wallior; c adviser, Mrs. L. Marine; Clerk, Miss Edna Wallior, Banker, Miss j Pearl Walker; Chaplin, Miss Ora It Walker; Inner Sentiel, Mrs. P. h Titard, Outer Sentinel, Mrs A. Mouret; Physicion, Dr. Frank C. a Shute; Managers, Madames n Willie Ardoin, Albert Clr and k New Orleans, Feb. 17, 1913. Hon. J. J. Healey, Clerk Police Jury, Opelousas, La. Dear Sir: I have your favor of the 12th inst. to Major F. M. Kerr, with reference to having some member of the State Good Roads Department appear be fore your Police Jury at its next meeting, March 3, 1913, to give a talk on Good Roads. Beg leave to state that I shall be glad to attend your meeting on that date, and in the event that I find it impos sible to attend in persqn, shall arrange to have some other member of the Highway De partment to attend. I am glad to note that your parish has become interested in the Good Roads movement, and I assure you that this Department will do every thing in its power to assist your parish along this line. Yours truly, W. F, ATKINSON, State Highway Engineer. men, and the comthunications above are an assurance that they will be here on March 3d. SST. LANDlR L[thSLA TORS WANT iOOD ROADS Caufersace Held Eptday Showed That Police Jary is Alive THE COST OF 5iRAVELINfi Important Reads Will Be lvestlgate late, Ad Rleport To TIhe Pole Jar, And TewI Progressiveness seems to per - meate the present Police Jury I of St. Landry parish. There is a ring of "pnward". r in their discussions, and actions. The old-way, of the member of a ward taking care of the in tererst of that ward only, seems t to have been relegated to ,the antiquity of Time, to which it t bslongs. The eye of the parochial legis lations are now devoted to the' E general good, and a meeting, or " conference, of several members of the Poliece Juryin the room ; of that body held- Monday; is I particularly apropos now, be I cause it deals with the most " vital question before the people of Louisiana - public roads. The members present agreed I that good roads were absolutely necessary, and that the graveling of a few miles of country roads I as an experiment, would be ad visable, and it is probable that these progessive members will recommend to the Police Jury that this be done. As the Clarion said two weeks ago, gravel is cheap, and trans portation and labor are the only items, really, to be considered. DR. DOWLINh SAYS OUR MARKET IS CLEAN "One of the Most Sanitary in the State," Says the Eminent Sanitarian. Opelousas can boast of clean, sanitary meat, because Dr. Dowling, the President of the State Board of fHealth of Louisiana, says so. "I consider the public markets of the city of Opelousas above the average, and particularly the city market," said Dr. Dowling. "If other cities and towns would just come and look at the Ope lousas public market, they could learn a valuable lesson." Dr. Dowling complimented the screening around the stalls, the manner in which the meat was kept from hfes1 and the =dani. SSWORDS GONE TO BRING NULL BAA K Former Frisco Agent l, .e.piag B=Ditd tan Lars of A Camndia JaIL WELL-LIKED IN OPELOUSAS The Embeutler 'Has Many Friends Here Who Regret His Plight, And Hope That Ie Can Clear His Skirts. Sheriff M. L. Swords, accom panied by Mr. Emory, traveling auditor of the Frisco lines in this section, left for Canada last Sunday, where they go to bring back H. C. Null, at one time agent for the Frisco lines at this point, and who is charged with embezzling fourteen hundred dollars of the company's funds. When he suspected the audi tor had discovered his shortage, he disappeared from the zone of his defaleation, and pursued various occupations, including school teacher, and finally land ed in Canada. But a railroad company is a hard proposition to beat, and Null knows it nok. Perhaps the Frisco company spent more money for detectives' expenses than the.embezzlement amounts to-but Null is caught. This is the second trip that Sheriff Swords and Mr. Emory have made for Null. On the first trip they went as far as Washington, D. C., and found there that the papers in their possession did not justify the United States government in asking the extridiction of Null. They came back home, and secured the necessary affidavits, and Secretary of State Knox has issued the call upon the Domin ion of Canada to deliver over to Uncle Samuel the pserson of H. C. Null. While agent iu4 Opelousas, Null was well thoug1tof. He was a baseball manager, and the head of a movement which we belive would have re dounded to the benefit of the country-the "Boosters' Club." DR. LADIS LAZARU HAS A 'STRON5 HOLD ON HANDLE. That Is, Particularly, Affecting the Office of Postmasters In the District. SO SAY CLARK AND -EWIN5 "Consult Your Congressman," Says These Leaders In Answer to Letters Recom mending Candidates for Postmaster. Hon. Champ Clark, speaker of the Dlouse of Representatives of the National Congress, writes to Opelousas, to one recommend ing the appointment of one of the candidates for the post mastership at this place: * "Senators have the the con trol, generally, over the appoint ment of the higher appointive offices-such as Collector of the Port, etc. That is, their recom n)endation, in their own State, is generally given consideration by the President," says Speaker Clark. "But," he continues, "in the matter of postmasters, the Congressman from the dis trict which the Congressman re presents, is-consulted, not with a view of giving him the sole control, but because he is sup posed to be more familiar with the fitness of the applicants, than is the Senator, representing the entire State." Col. Robert Ewing, National Committeeman from Louisiana, writes in a similar vein. "I would advise you to get in touch with Dr. Lazaro, your Congressman," he suggests. So Dr. Lazaro is decidedly in the saddle in the matter of post masters in the Seventh Congres ional District. Anyway, from the "law and the evidence" so far heard he will have.a say-so. Announcement of Civil Service Examination. A Clerk-Carrier Examination will be held here on March 8th. All applications must be sent in not later than March 3d. For further information apply l to J. MORGAN SANDOZ, Local Secretary. _ _ _lhc" TRACTION COMPANY'S TAX SEEMS- A CERTAINTY Petition in Behalf of the Trolley Tax Meeting the Apprvatl of the Tax-Payers of Opelousas. There is no question as to which side the majority of the tax-payers will be when the elec tion will be held for the pro posed tax of two and one-half mills, in favor of the Louisiana Traction and Power Company in the near future. The petition which is being circulated among the voters of this city is meeting the hearty approval of the great majority of the citizens of Ope lousas. There are only a few men that have refused to sign the petition, and many of these will no doubt vote in favor of the tax; their names will not ap pear with those who have so willingly written their signa tures to the said petition, but they will vote right when the day comes. Washingtonians are of the opinion that they will give Ope- i lousas a splendid example of! how to carry a tax, which is most vital to the people of this parish, as one of their promi-! nent citizens said a few days ago: "Just let us have the elec tion before Opelousas and we will show you how to vote the tax." This little city has awakened to the advantages of the Traction Company and is do ing all that can possibly be done to pass the tax by a very large majority. No doubt Opelousasj can show them a few things when it comes to an election- but there will be no discussions or controversies on either part, if the tax is voted at both places. Our progressive Mayor, E. L_ Loeb, himself, ably assisted by one of our popular' jewelers, Lorenzo Mornhinveg, have been doing admirable work in circu lating the petition, which has to be signed by one-third of the tax-payers of this city, and they THE DRUMMERS, IllIE THE 000D OLD TOWN OF OPELOUSAS Tbey ire Fecleg lare In sreat umsabers, and that Means that Things Are In ieed Shape. The drummer is conceded a barometer to the prosperity and condition of a section. He has his thumb on the pulse of affairs constantly, and when there are symptoms of death, that drummer will not play the prospective candidate for the graveyard. Therefore, frorn the number of drummers visiting Opelousas for the past few months, the old town is a live wire. Very often the hotel accommo dation is crowded, notwithstand ing the fact that, there are twelve hotels in town. We are told by drummers that the condition of the merchants and bankers compares with that of any city in the State, and that is indicative that the farmers are doing well also. The merchant and the banker can not do well, if the farmer is not doing well. They are inseparable. Valentine Party Tendered Miss Thompson Miss .Ruth Thompson, the young and attractive daughter of Superintendent C. J. Thomp son, was given a valentine party last Friday by her sister, Mrs. Genung, at the latters home. Many of the young'girl's friends were there to participate in her enjoyments, and all seemed to have had a most splendid time. The heart contest was tlhe feature of the evening's enter tainment and it afforded much merriment amongst the several youngsters that were present, after which the lucky ones were duly awarded hahdsome pre sents. ' Various games were partici-, pated in, melodious music was rendered by amateur musicans of this city, and delicious refresh ments were served, whereupon the deligtful affair was ended at the reluctance of every one pre Aet.4 iJ rt an re 1lgza l } should be accorded all the en couragement that any one can possibly give them in order to spur them on to the goal. When the election comes off it is hoped that all wise-thinking people will not be of the opinion that the tax will be a burden to the poor people, as the argu ments of the anti-tax element are based solely on this point, when in fact there will be no one benefited more than the poorer class. This tax will be any thing but a burden and should meet the approval of all who can possibly cast a ballot, on that day, on which the voters of this city will decide whether or not Opelousas will be on this trolley line. Every one who hqs the inter est of this community at heart should lend all their energies and influence to secure the car line and it is sure that no one will ever rsgret having by one way or other aiding in obtaining an enterprise which is of dire im portance to their city. The surveyors of the Louis iana Traction and Power Com pany spent several days in and around town surveying; having come by way of Coulee Croche, Sunset, Grand Coteau, Prarie Laurent through M1r. J. J. rhompson's place into Main street, going out at the North •nd of Main street through Robin's, J. A. Haas', G. H. Cre tin's and Yves Andrepont's places northward towards Wash ngton. The surveyors were accom- I panied as far as Opelousas by the Superintendent of the Com pany, Mr. Shackford, but so far I we have not heard of any report that he has given concerning the Traction Company. HOPE HOOK AND LABDER G. ELECTS OFFICERS, AND APPOINTS WE ITTEE Hope Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 held an important meeting at which the following officers were elected: Des Mizi, President; Az S. Brown, Chief; Adelin Durio, First Assistance; August Hayes,' Second Assistant; G. L. Lassalle, Treasurer; B. A. Littell, Secre tary, Clarence Reynolds, Stewart. The officers are practically the same as held office during the past few years, the exception being the First Assistance and the Secretary. The company in active is pro moting the convention of State Firemen to. be held here on the 26th, 27 and 28, of March and appointed a committee, which is to have entire charge of the pre liminaries. The committee is composed of three citizens--that is, non-mem bers of the company---and three firemen. Mayor Loeb, Mr. L. H. Mornhinveg, President of the Progressive League, and Mr. G. H. Cretin, are on the citizens' committee, and Chief A. `S. Brown, President Des Mizzi, and First Assistant Adelin Durio, represent the fremen on the committee. JUGlE E. T. LEWIS VISITS HIS OLD DOME Occupied Many Offices in the Parish and Distriet.---Was Once Congressman. Judge Edward T. Lewis," in the past District Attorney, Sen ator, Judge, Assessor, Congress man, a life-long resident of this parilh, but who recently moved -o Jennings, in the new parish of Jefferson Davis, was here sev eral days this week, With "Auld Lang Syne." Judge Lewis, although well advanced in age, is -vigorous in mind and health. His friends here were glad to .see him, and to notice by his jgeneral appearance that the IPROPOSED RICE MILL FOR1 DP1LBUSAS A fThrtly.Fre.Thgesasd.hllair Caara yt to Seol to Lecal Fesple For FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS SIayor Loeb and r. A. nresrt at the lead . the Promostion o the Importamt AdUsst S t Opelolass' Prosperity. A proposition, which seems to strike opportunity and good judgement, is now before the people of Opelousas. It is the transportating of a $33, 000 rice mill from Jeanerette to Opelousas for $15,000, $5,000 cash and the balance in stock of ' the company. The plant, as will be seen by the following letter to Mr. Mor esi, is said to be in good condi tion, but that is a matter to be investigated by a committee of experts appointed by the local capital which will go into the concern. Junk is valuable only to the buyer of old iron. The responsibility of the men connected with the project in question, would seem to assure that it is- a "square deal," ancd as Opelousas needs such an en-' terprise, it is meet that the citi zens should avail themselvesoof this opportunity. The letter, to Mr. Andrew Moresi, from Mr. Harry B,. Hewes, who is' "the man at the: other end," follows: Jeanerette, La., Feb. 13, 1913,. "Mr. Andrew Moresi, Opelousas, La. "Dear Sir-Referring to the conversation had with you at the.: depot yesterday, will advise, that I have sena the otbe Cer ties at interest and now wish to confirm the proposition I made,, you at that time, to the effet~; that, if the people of Opelousas' will organize a rice mill company with at' least $40,000.00 paid: in capital, we will sell them the: . Jeanerette Rice. Mill, including~ the building, boiler, engine, an: all machinery, complete just as it stands for the sum of $15,000. 00, and accept in payment $5,.-. 000.00 in cash and $10,000.00 in..-:'. stock of the Company. This is i exclusive of the landon- whie the rice mill stands and is ,boo: ditioned upon you ucceeding t:! get a capable and experienced : man to manage your company, "As explained to you, this propert3yoriginally cost us some thing over $33,000.00 and the plant was erected several years ago by Mr. Phillip Rham of New Orleans. The building, with the exception of the floors, is of cypress and is in splendid state of preservation and the machin ery is in good order and can be put in running condition with very little expense. The mill has a eapacity of about 400 bags a day and produces a high per centgge of head rice under intel ligent operation. "Hoping you will be able to organize the company and that you will find our proposition ac-' eeptable, I remain, awaiting your reply, Yours truly, H. B. HEWES." :; OPELOUSAS IS AS QUIET AS A iAVEYAIl. It is least IJ TBhis That ar 1epp Are Rek lmabel WImth rues IArtr. "Things are dull in the way of arrests," said Night Officer "Hop" Hollier, the other night. "There is not enough doing to keep us busy, Of course we make the patrol, but the toughs of a few years ago seem to have come to the conclusion-well, that they had better quit it." This is' a desirable condition, and whether it was brought about by the vigilance of the offiders, or by a natural refor mation of those who were wont to cause trouble, is a question. But the reformation is present. There are seldom pistol shots awakening the inhabitants of the city, as in days gone by. Something has spread a civil izing hand over those of our people who retained some vestage of the savage. Fighting should be confined to the bull-dog, and the Mexican bull, and the game cock. "Men 'should be friends, and like-each other, and love their wives and children, and consii.r all human asbr thers ap4' si~st~ers."