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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
." elplatios of Opala n ..
"Here Shall The Press The People's Rights Maintaip, Unawed by Influence and Unbrlbed by Cain."
Slyaaisty Which Wrested Affairs fror
Iuvaders, Again In Power.
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.
; 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
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.
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 There should be a large at
tendance at the session of thei
Police Jury to be held on March
There will be present two of
I the pathfinders of Good
Roads in Louisiana, Gov. J. Y:
Sanders and Engineer W. E: At
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
The Police Jury, extended an
invitation to these experienced
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
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
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,
State Highway Engineer.
men, and the comthunications
above are an assurance that they
will be here on March 3d.
Caufersace Held Eptday Showed That
Police Jary is Alive
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.
"One of the Most Sanitary in
the State," Says the Eminent
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.
Former Frisco Agent l, .e.piag B=Ditd tan
Lars of A Camndia JaIL
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."
That Is, Particularly, Affecting the Office
of Postmasters In the District.
"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
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
Local Secretary.
_ _ _lhc"
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
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
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
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
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
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 & 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,
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
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
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
A fThrtly.Fre.Thgesasd.hllair Caara yt
to Seol to Lecal Fesple For
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
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." :;
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'

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