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geot oe el tit best edtl al I prit ed OFFICIAL JOfURNA a·l iw-lIes to the wr helm Sth.-AECA T . Is l I EWSPAPEN UNION. •H li J Qilan, T oi en, Y IIlb elplatles of peleusas, Pert Bairs sad luleul ABSORBED THE ST. LANDRY COMMONER ON JULY 2, 1912. "Here Shall The Press The People's Rights Maintain, Unawed by influence and Unbrlibed by Cain." VOL. XXTII.---NO. 29. OPELOUSAS, LA., SATURDAY, MAY 3, 1913. $1 PER YEAR CONVENTION HONORS LOCAL PHYSICIAN Dr. Fred J. Mayer Is Elected President of the State Med ical Society. At the recent State Medical Society's convention, held at Baton Rouge on Tuesday, Wed nesday and Thursday of last week, an Opelousas doctor, who had previously held the high and honorary position of president of the society for fifteen years, was once more elected the head of this organization. This phys ician is no other than Dr. Fred J. Mayer. The Medicoes throughout the State or Louisiana, remembering how well the State Medical So ciety had prospered under the able guiding hand of Dr. Mayer, several years ago, deemed it vital to the welfare of their society to make this broad-mind ed physician, from Operousas, their chief, once more. When Dr. Mayer went to Baton Rouge to be present at the convention he had never en tertained the idea of being the president of this organization. It had never entered his mind that his brother doctors would call upon him, again, to lead their society to the road of pros erity, once more, like he had done some years ago, when he was the president of the State Medical Society for fifteen years. In fact when he was told by a particular and intimate fridnd of his that there was some rumor out to the effect that he (Dr. s Mayer) would be called upon by t his friends to run for the presi dency. It startled him so much that he positively refused to ac- t cept the position, giving as his F excuse that he had served long a enough and thought that some one else should be chosen in stead. It took a considerable lot of argumentation and persua- 4 sion, on the part of his friends to finally make him decide to run for that office. He did so and won out; a victory which did credit to him, as well as to rI his native city, Opelousas. It proves that the doctor performed his duty most admirably when at the head of the Medical Society before, and all indications are that he will bring this society Once more on the safe side to serity, like he left it when II hsdeclined to be its president, I several years ago. His many friends, as well as the press, congratulate Dr. Mayer upon the high honor be stowed upon him at the hands of his medical friend from all parts A of Louisiana. REV. FATHER ENS BERINK SICK p ci ci Reverend Father John Engber- tc ink was stricken ill on last h4 Saturday night and had to have qi medical attention. He was feei- f ingtoo badly to performed the in Holy Sacrament of Mas, last st Sunday, and had to secure a tr Jusuit priest from Grand Coteau fe to take his place. There was n only one Mass in Opelousas on Ps that day, for the first time in ot very many years. Si It is said that Father Engber- ice ing's illness was due mainly to overwork. For several months ra this priest has had to mind the th St. Landry Catholic congregation ur by himself. This work being all fo that two men could possible do, pe was entirely too much for Father of Engberink, the consequence of which was that this holy man, 01 was seriously ill for a short th while last week. Pl It is hoped that Father Engber- Dc ing will soon be given an assist- the ance, by his Emminence Arch- sp bishop Blenk, of New Orleans, as thl it is conceded by the father's or close friends, that if this in not by done he will be unable to per- mc form his duties very much longer. Lo Father Engbering has been a i good citizen of Opelousas and has pei thousands of friends in St. foz Landry parish, by whom he is loved as dearly as any other priest, anywhere, and these men WI and women would not like to see this priest have a physical ' break-down and be compelled to siti resign as pastor of the St. Lan- sqi dry Catholic Church, which office ret he has been holding for a good it many years. They will en- tor deavr to make Archbishop Blenk an realize . that Father Engberink mil 1ads an Assistance and must da have one immediately, otherise pal Opelonuas will see another priest aw lome here to take the Reverend the Father's place. job N. C. WOMAN UNABLE TO IDENTIFY CHILD Julia Anderson Claims that Boy In the Possession of Dunbars Is Not Bruce Anderson. Julia Anderson, the woman from Barnesville, N. C., ,who was said by Walters to be the mother of the little fellow who was taken away from him in Columbia, Miss.. on April 21st, came all the way from her home in North Carolina to tell the peo ple of Opelousas that the boy in the possession of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Dunbar, whom the citizens of this town almost uni versally believe is no one else but Robert Dunbar, Jr., who was lost in the woods that surround Swayze lake in in August, 1912, is not Bruce Anderson and that Walters has to find her child. The arrival of Julia Anderson from North Carolina created a great deal of excitement in this city as the people here were ,all anxious to know what she had to say concerning the little fellow who is claimed by the Dunbars as their long lost child, and for several days before her arrival rumors were a float all over Opelousas to the effect that the woman had come here and had not recognized the child as hers. At the same time a great deal of interest was taken in her coming to Opelousas to see whether she would verify the statement made by Walters, the alleged kidnaper of Robert Dun bar, Jr., in Columbia last week, when the authorities arrested him and took from his charge the boy whom all believe to be Robert Dunbar, that the child was Bruce Anderson. Julia Anderson arrived in Ope lousas at about four o'clock Thursday morning and was con fled in the parlor at Mr. John W. Lowis' house, attorney for ..the Dunbars. No one was allowed to interview her except the Item reporters, on whose account the woman was taken to Opelousas. At about one o'clock Thursday evening the woman was seated in a room at the Lewis Home, to gether with the District Attor ney, Mr. Dunbar and Mr. Lewis, ICE FACTORY AT VILLE PLATTE SUCCESSFUL After A Few Days Trial the Plant Is Pronounced O. K. Hon. L. J. Dossmann. for many years a prominent citizen of Opelousas, but for the last month hailing from the enter prising and fast growing' little city of Ville Platte, was in this city recently, having come here to attend to business. While here he wes asked numerous questions concerning the ice factory which he has estab:ished in the Evangeline capital and he i stated that after a few days trial, the plant had proven a per- 1 fect success and that he was now able to furnish the entire 1 parish of Evangeline and also I other parishes, if they so de- I sired, with very good and clean I ice. 1 It was at first reported, or rather rumored around here, that the ice factory was a fail ure, but this report was happily found to be the invention of person who did not know a thing of which he spoke. There are several citizens ,of Opelousas who are interested in the Ville Platte Ice and Light f Plant, which corporation Mr. Dossmann is its President, an f these men, as well as their re spective friends are glad to note i that this plant is in fine running I order, and has been pronounced by experts one of the finest and most up-to-date in this portion of Louisiana. Mr. Dossmann furnished the I people of Ville Platte with ice is for three days, free of charge. i Water Tower Being Repainted. a. The water tower, which is situated on the courthouse r square is being re-painted and retouched. For several months it could be noticed that this tower needed the painter's brush and it took the present city ad- C ministration to have this work a d~ne. The. contract for the h paintin of this' tower was D ad to Mr. --- and it is fi thought that he will finish his C job i the space of afew days. w and also with a committee, ap pointed to hold the inquest, com posed of Drs. Chas. F. Boagni, J. A. Haas and J. P. Saizan and Mr. Leon Dupre. Two little boys, John W. Lew is' son and Alonzo Dunbar, were ushered in the room and the woman immediately proceeded to examine both, but failed to iden tify either as her child. Next came Robert Dunbar, Jr. Julia Anderson took up the little fel low's shoes and examined them thoroughly, but shook her head and said, "Folks, this is not my child," Several other little tots were brought in her presence, but she passed every one of them up as not being her lost child. However, Alonzo was taken in the room for a second time and she seemed to be very deeply im pressed with him; she thought that he looked very much like Bruce Anderson, but finally gave up the inspection as futile. Julia Anderson tried to make Bobbiecall her "mamma" but the little boy would pay no heed to her request; he was given an orange to play with, by the woman, and every time she would call him "Bruce" he would not even make out as if he heard her. The news of the inquest held at the home of Mr. John W, Lewis spread through the city like wild-fire and all the citizens in Opelousas were as joyyus as the mother and father of Robert Dunbar, that Julia Anderson had declared that the little fellow, whom W. C. Walters claimed was Bruce Anderson, the child of Julia Anderson, was not her boy. The entire population of this I city is perfectly convinced, with I out the least doubt, that Robert l Dunbar has been brought back ] to the home of his parents and i that he is not Brnce Anderson I nor any one else but the son of 1 Mr. and Mrs. Percy Dunbrr. Daughters of Confederacy five Ball. The dance given by the Daugh ters of the Confederacy, which was to take place on Thursday, April 23d, was held at the Hook & Ladder Hall, on Monday night, and a large crowd attended. The music was furnished by the Opelousas string band, while -there were some very fine re freshments for sale. The ball was a great success and the Daughters of the Confederacy realized a considerable little sum from the proceeds of that grand and beautiful dance. On account of bad weather last week the dance could not be held on Thursday night, so the Daughters decided to post pone it until Monday night a wise idea indeed, as there were many people there on Monday night, who would not have at tended the dance had it taken place on the proposed Thursday night, Besides it was more pleasant for the young people to dance on that night than for a long time. Mrs. Alex Mair Gives Birth to Boy. Had the little fellow waited four days before being born he would have seen the hght of day for the first time on the eleventh anniversery of his mother and father's marriage without giving birth to one child. On Sunday morning the Mair family was blessed with th4 arrival of a big bouncing boy, being the son of Mr. and Mrs, Alex Mair. Mr. Mair went to work Monday with a smile as big as the Lacombe Hotel and upon being inquired by his brother, what was the meaning of this smilehe told them the secret-his wife had made him a present of a boy after anxious waiting for one, for over eleven years. Mrs. Mair and the boy are both reportedas doing splendidly. A Card of Thanks. The United Daughters of the 4 Confederacy ball which occurred at the Hook and Ladder Hall on ] Monday, the 28th, having. .etwe a deeidedi' succe. both cially and socially, the 1 Chapter extend to those who ] were so kind to 1pawtromsl e this OPELOUSAS TO HAVE BASEBALL TEAM. Stock Compsy Organalzed At Meeting Of citiEas Monday Night After the hopes of many base ball fans of this city had been crushed and the fight for a ball team in Opelousas was practically abandoned the baseball boys came from behind on Monday night and met at Stewart and Guidry's office, on Court street, to organize permanently. Mr. Morton Thompson was made temporary chairman, whilst Mr. Charles Thompson was elect ed temporary Secretary. The principal feature of this meeting was the appointment of the re spective committees for the build ing and organizing of the base ball club. A committee, composing of Messrs Leonard Issac and Rich ard Hollier, was appointed for leasing, draining and laying off the ball grounds. It was proposed instead of so liciting subscriptions to assist in the maintenance and subsistance of the ball team it would be wiser if a stock company would be or ganized. The motion making the club a stock company was adopt ed unanimously and Dr. A. J. Perrault and Messrs Allen De zauche and Henry Larcade Jr., were appointed the committee for placing stocks, at $2.50 apiece. The first day's work netted over two hundred dollars. The committee appointed for drawing up of the charter of the company were Messrs Morton H. Thompson and Leonard S. Issac. A game has already been ar ranged with Church Point for to morrow, (Sunday) and it is ex pected that the Opelousas aggre gation will cross bats with the strong iaunice team, the fast St. Charles College bunch and the i Rayne team, before long. Mr. T. P. Bowden, who has been elected manager of the Opelousas base ball team expeted to have ,his boys in fine shape by the time they meet the St. Charles, and Eunice teams, as these two tcams are considered very strong. However he will not leave a stone r unturned to allow Opelousas fans s the enjoyment of a splendid base- c ball team this year. All the players of last year's nine will be on hand, with the exception of Toby Veltin, who is now living in Baton Rouge. It ' is the intention of Mr. Bowden s to employ a pitcher to take the 3 place of Veltin, and if this man is as good as Veltin, Opelousas P will have a strong pitching staff with Bordelon and the other c linger. Mr. Charles Dejean was chosen t captain of the team and his mates e expect him to do some splendid V work for his club. NO MORE FRISCO TRAINS TO N. O. UNTIL AFTER llHil WATER The Frisco railroad was put out of commission, between Ope lousas and Baton Rouge, on ac count of the recent break of the Atchafalaya River levee, on the Pointe Coupee side, three miles from the Frisco crossing, near Ktotz Springs. There will be no more Frisco trains from Ope lousas to New Orleans until af ter the high water. It was feared that as soon as the levee would give way, near Krotz Springs the Frisco rail road would be compelled to cease its traffic as far as New Orleans. The trains between Houston and Opelousas are still running; there is no chance of these stop ping. They will continue as far as Port Barre, until the water will have receded and the road in good order, when traffic as far as New Orleans, will once more start. This will inconvenience Cpe lousas and many other cities and towns.on this line, as it was the main and quickest way of get ting to the Crescent City. It is hoped, however, that the pres ent condition of the road will not last long and that in a short while there will be Frisco trains in operation between this point and New Orleans. our first venture in the line of entertainment. T h e Chapter also wishes to thank Mr. Albert P. Garland of Ville Platte, who so generously presented the rdentith' eheek& for the U. D. C. Benevote t fund. DAUGHTERS OF THE CON, JFERESACY .. - BOBBIE IS ENTERTAINED' BY LOCAL LADIES Two Thousand People Come from All Over the State to See Little Robert Dunbar. On Saturday Opelousas was I all stirred up, nearly the entire 5 population was on the court house square to participate in the reception given in honor of the little fellow, who has leenl t restored to the hands of his par ents after a disappearance of eight long months. There were people from all parts of Louis iana there to see little Robert Dunbar, who arrived here on the Southern Pacific, Friday evening. He was the center of attraction, and no doubt in his little mind he wondered why these hundreds of people crowd ed to get a glimpse of his face and to ask him a few auxious questions. T h is commotion, I was undoubtedly a puzzle to i him, as he had been living al rough life since he was kid naped from his parents' fishing ] camp, at Swayze lake during I the month of August, 1912. 1 Nevertheless every one in Ope lousas tried to make it as pleas ant for him as he possibly could, and these people evidenced how I really patriotic they were in go ing to all this trouble to show I Mr. and Mrs. Dunbar that they 1 rejoiced with them at the finding r ef their long lost son, I The disappearance, the chase t after the kidnapers, the finding I of the child, all these things to- 'v gether make this kidnap case f one of the most extraordinary, as well as one of the most sen sational, anywhere to be found e in the United States. It is a ji most unique case, and this is the hl ---m nm |n ||a--- r A Correetion. In gfafili fi. aecount of the athletic meet held in Opelousas, on Saturday, April 19th, the Clarion had a sentence which read: "Opelousas showed her self vastly superior to her op pononts in the literary contests, cominglout considerably in the lead." It is true that Opelou sas came out in the lead, but Eunice came very close to win m ning the contest, as Opelousas scored 31 points in the contest, whereas Eunice was second with 30 points. The Clarion takes pleasure in correcting its mis take of last week, principally be cause Opelousas still has the lead and then the contest showed that the St. Landry boys were equally bright, since it was so very close. Grand Cotean. Grand Coteau, La., April 29,1913. The State Normal of Natchi toches on Saturday, April 26th, travelled to St. Charles College and were handed the game in the first two innings. A couple of errors by the infield together with some work of the air-ship variety, by the Collegian bat tery, netted the visitors four runs. After that the whole in- I field tightened and held the Normal boys runless till thei ninth, when a pass, a stolen base, an infield out and a. long drive to right brought in what proved the winning run. The college boys began in their half of the ninth with what looked like a winning rally but after putting over two runs on as many hits and a brace of errors Bonds stiffened and retired the side on strikes. Broussard still continues his meteoric career striking out 17 of the heavy hit ting Normalties. His splendid pitching and Sidney Harry's heavy hitting were the features of the game. I Score by inning: . Inn. 123456789 H. R. E.2 S.N. 310000001 5 6 51 S.C. 000002002'4 5 7 I Struck out by Broussard, j17; by Bonds, 8. Two base hit, S. 1 Harry. First on balls; off Brous sard 2; off Bonds, 1. Left on i bases, Normal 8; College 6. Bat teries, Bonds and Rieves; Brous- I sard and Meloncon. Umpires, Dr. Burleigh and Numa Meehe. t Miss Rilla Emmons, of Jones- I boro, La., and Miss Beah Andre pont, of Lawtell spent Saturday v and Sunday in Opelousas as the guests of Miss Felicity Andre pont. Cro wey, ofthe Me.ts i o Tuesday reason that so many people seemed to be in doubt about the identity of the child. But it is a fact that the little fellow who i was given such a grand ovation and rousing welcome at the Southern Pacific, upon his ar rival in this city on Friday, April the 25th, is really and truly Rob ert Dunbar, the four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Dun bar, for whom hundreds of peo ple from and around Opelousas, searched the canebrakes and the lakes in the neighborhood of Swayze in last August. The scars, the moles and birthmarks, which were found on this little fellow, who was taken from the hands 6f a stove-pipe mender, by the name of Walters, at Colum bia on Monday of last week, all go to prove that the little boy is Robert Dunbar, Jr., the long lost son of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Dunbar. It is a sure thing that no two persons, of the same age, who would look exactly alike, could have the same identical birth marks, moles and scars, besides be the same in their habits. All who knew Robert Dunbar recog nize the little loy who was taken back to Opelousas last week as the son of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Dunbar, and they are confident, without a doubt, that the little fellow whom some claim is Bruce Anderson is no other than Rob ert Dunbar, who was lost in .the jungles of Swayze lake during last August. Mr. Peroy ialstey Made Agent for aiie Miotoreyele. Mr. Percy Linsley, manager of the Opelousas branch of the Port Barre Lumber Company, has been appointed agent for the Yale motorcycle, for the ter ritory comprising St. Landry, Evangeline, Acadia and La fayette parishes. Having se cured a cycle for himself, Mr. Linsley is very enthusiastic over them and is assured that busi ness for this year will be very good. He has taken several long trips on his. mhine, such as from Opelousas to Lafayette to Rayne and 'back to Opelousas and he re ts that one can make this trip in less than half the day, spending a portion of the evening in each of these towns. There is no doubt that the Yale motorcycle will become very popular in this portion of Louisiana within the next few months, as it is the intention of Mr. Linsley to canvass his ter ritory thoroughly. Good Whitewash. Editor Clarion-As many of our citizens have their fences and outbuildings whitewashed year after year with improperly prepared lime which washes or crumbles away in a few months, you might be doing them a fav or by republishing the appended recipe, which is vouched for by the N. O. Times-Democrat and which I think is the same used by the Federal government on its buildings in all parts of the country. It is claimed that Uncle Sam's wash need be applied but once in two or three years. The following recipe for white wash has been found by experi ence to answer on wood, brick and stone nearly as well as oil paint, and is much cheaper: Shake half a bushel of unslacked lime with boiling water, keeping it covered during the process. Strain it and add a peck of salt dissolved in warm water, three pounds of ground rice put in boiling water and boiled to a thin paste, half a pound of pow dered Spanish whiting and a pound of clear glue dissolved in warm water; mix these well to gether and let the mixture stand for several days. Keep the wash thus prepared in a kettle -€portable furnace, and wheji n utit o as hot, ss s. le with a painter's or whitewash brush. OBSERVER. Mr. Spencer A. Stanley, who for several months was. in, thi city, connected with the gnthl Compnyý has returned to his homeii take Chareis. ST. LANORY TO PRO DUCE 81G IRISH POTATO CROP. Farmers of This, Parish to Harvest Big Crop This Year.. The Irish potato crop, if pres ent indications are correct, will be a big one for St. Landry farmers. For many years there was very little of this crop raised in this parish, but this year, it seems that there will he an enormous harvest of this splendid food crop in old St. Lamn dry parish. Many farmers have their potw toes already contracted for and t is expected that by the begin. ning of next month businesgsi pick up with the freight of Opelousas and other St. ly dry towns. The early bird e the worm and it is expected it the farmers Opelousas will be.. the early birds this time, as it .: said that their crops are by 'fa more advanced than those :of farmers in surrounding parishes. It is thought that if this yea~ s crop will he as successful, as most wise.thinking people be lieve, the farmers of St. Landry will plant a considerable lot. mw f Irish potatoes next season. lI. SAINDZ PElSE rAlu FIR FEO l The h sib flaeis FIe zu rFr sey $ 4 la tleat his Smmr W Mr. M .organj. Sando, the new manager of the Sandoz Opney House, has only recently pu - chased a splendid piano for that popular amusement place. : ' says that this piano is a rl+e Opera piano, and .one of Gru wald's very best; it is on the to Opelousas and wil~obab~hr E here at the beginning of t ee, when nOie wil be able rfor h.eifn wheSv o knows ,.a hing purchasing agodd p r Besides t neisiw ad t the Sandoz Opera Morgan Sandoz is lMvi s and snerisI in faeet tei will be given a thoroug ing out, before many das by, as Mr. sndqz intends ing up an up-o-date ture show, m this building, this p , R convince(4 t-tt ti the overy in this iIRF tae his time C befor bI project, osRaer t.k tbeatre-goers, ofln vicinity, a t sh s will - t. s movlog tures, wich ean bhad'hs portion of Louisatna, thereb suing thetpeope caf rood, clean and moral picture. or the laist few years. haf that it can doto take eare oi irowds which' go ther light; so th't the a ie :here will be another motionii ure house in this city, It wls q& naterially hurt the other - is Opelousas is sufficeiently o afford at least two , ;hreatres. The en mentof Miss Beesl Sandoz, the harming and ae plished daughterof Mr. anod. P. Alexis Sandoz, and Mr. J' y" M. Prescott has been announ e< The wedding to take pA "ce 'si time in June. T.'he bide-to-be is oneof O ousas' fairest young maidens,b ge ing a leader in society for mey" :years, .whilst the groomawiet.,i ponular young man of Washing Ston, being rthe assistant ~ =ahir' of the Washington State Balk. Besides taking promiýnent pml in the affairs of W, ho e, ne . he is the (rand Knight .ib she O pelousas Cot.eil 1173 Knigrhts of Columbus. . It is said the Prescott-Saa nuptiat will be one of the est and most elaborate people-have witnessed fo...r time. >>' Mr. (as Bailleo, of Wa ia ng was a visitor to Opelo~ s, re. tly. Dr. Buaster A. Litte1eftW nesday for I.ak. Carles, wht4t he wentto seeb sit`rwh it M r. M . is, l egues t t i grafathe s mtother, Mr. and Mr