Newspaper Page Text
WATCH THIS SPACE
OPELOUSAS STEAM LAUNDRY Uil Ui, ill 1111 UI I11111111l W I I ! OPELOUSAS NATIONAL BANK SOFFICERS: E. . Dabhlsses, DIRECTORS: Presid J. B. Sandez, Chas. F. B oa l Vcaa."tr . IE. DBabuleson DISPUTES.AS'TO UNPAID BILLS. Cbhas. F. Boagnl, A. Leon Bapre OYER AND UNDER 2ed VIce..Pre t rgePAYMENTS ETC A. Leon Dapre, ',,IRE ABSOLUTELY Cashier ,J1 . Saeodrz ELEMINATED WITH A CHECK= P. . Paey. ING ACCOUNT. A Ass'i. Cashier RECEIPTED LEGAL YOUCHER -THE ENDORSED CHECK -PROTECTS YOU P E RFP E.C.TLY WE PAY On Savings Accounts 3 On Time Certificates of IDeposit ' Resources over - $300,000.00 MAKE OUR BANK YOUR BANK. The Telephone and Good Roads The telephone goes hand in hand with good The telephone overcomes many of the obsta cl es of bad roads and makes it possible for the farmer and other rural residents to transact busi ness in the city and with neighbors when the -roads are impassable. Progressive farmers are insisting upon good roads and telephones. These two agencies of modern civilization are doing more than all others toward eliminating the isolation of country life. You can have a telephone in your home at very small cost. Send a postal for our free booklet giving complete information. FARMERS' LINE DEPARTMENT Cumberland Telephone and Telegraph Company INCORPORATED. 263 SOUTH PRYOR STREET, ATLANTA, GA. SAny Quanityof Frogsl-Highest Prices i; Opelousas Ice & Bottling Works A MORESI, Pres. OPELOUSAS, LA. ain 51.00 Per Year I1. PARTITION SALE. AZELIE MARTIN, et als. vs. THERESE MARTIN, et als. No. 19919 16th Judicial District Court, St. Landry Parish, La. By virtue of a judgment rendered in the above numbered and entitled suit, signed by B. H. Pavy, Judge of the 16th Judicial District Court of Louisiana, there will be sold, for cash, at public auction, by the undersigned auctioneer, for the purpose of effecting a partition, to the last and highest bidder, on the premises in Coulee Croche, St. Landry Parish, on Saturday, Feb. 14, 1914, at 11 o'clock a. m., the following de scribed property, to-wit: A certain tract of prairie land, with all the buildings and improvements thereon, situated in Coulee Croche, in the Parish of St. Landry, containing Forty (40) acres, more or less, bounded north by Robert Mar in, South by formerly J. U. Ferguson, now Dr. L. B. Arceneau, east by formerly J. U. Fer guson, now Dr. L. B. Arceneau, and west by formerly Gardiner, now Mrs. Lastie Guidry, and being the same property acquired from Benout Cazau debat from Henry D. Miller Nov. 22, 1889, as appears by act duly recorded in Conveyance Book "Y" No. 2, pages 304 and 305 of the Clerk's office of this par ish. Terms: Cash. J. RAOUL PAVY, jan 10 6t Auctioneer. Proclamation of Election. Melville, La., Jan. 7, 1914. I, Lester J. Williams, Mayor of the Town of Melville, La., by virtue of au thority in me vested do hereby issue this my proclamation calling an elec tion to be held on Tuesday, February 3, 1914, for the" purpose of electing a Mayor, Five Aldermen and a Marshal as provided in act 152 of 1898 and pur suant to the authority in me vested I do hereby name and appo -t the following commissioners to presidc at said elec tion on Tuesday, February the 3, 1914: E. J. LeBlanc, A. Rosenberg and Oscar Hamilton. The commissioners are instructed to open the polls at six o'clock a. m. and close same at seven o'clock p. m. on same day of said election. Thus done, ordered and signed of ficially on this seventh day of January, A. D. 1914, at Melville, St. Landry Par ish, La. LESTER J. WILLIAMS, jan 10 4t Mayor. For Weakness and Loss of Appetite The Old Standard general strengthening tonic, GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC. drives out Malaria and builds up the system. A true tonic A sure Appetiser. For adults and children. SOc. $100 Reward, $100 The readers of this paper will be pleased to learn that there is at least one dreaded disease that science has been able to cure in all its stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only positive cure now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh be ing a constitutional disease, re quires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken in ternally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system, thereby destroying the foundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength by building up the constitution and assisting nature in doing its work. The proprietors have so much faith in its curative powers that they offer One Hundred Dol lars for any case that it fails to cure. Send for listof testimonials. Address F. J, Chenney & Co., Toleeo, Ohio. Sold by all Druggists, 75c. Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation s as seras, Othr aeme ear't en. Tne woerstease. momattero o hwO staia. m cured by' the wonderful, old reliable Dr. Porter's Atiseptie Healng OIL It relieves lasn sad Heals at the same time. 2se.3oe. sI.a Any gasoline engine repairs promptly attended to, and satis faction guaranteed. GEOKGE HAYWOOD. PhoneF. L Sandoz, No.212. I jan. 17 4-t For Sale about 2 tons of second Sand third year Simp kins Cotton seed from first picking and that never caught a rain. Price 75e per bushel, f. o. b. Opelousas. BELLE MEADE PLANTA TION, Route 1, Opelousas, La. I jan 17 4t CDL TnoL IL LEWIS SINKS TO SLEEP Continued from page one In 1892 he led the antilottery sources in Southwest Louisiana, often at the peril of his life. In 1896 he headed and lead the white supremacy fight in St. Landry Parish, when the state militia was sent there-a strug gle which resulted in the calling of the constitutional convention of 1898, which eliminated the negro from Louisiana politics for all time. Judge Lewis urged this convention upon Governor Foster and was largely the man that secured the call. FATHER OF GOOD GOVERN MENT LEAGUE. In the early spring and early summer of 1911, Colonel Thomas H. Lewis mustered a handful of prominent men in the state and they met at the Grunewald Hotel in this city, with the result that the Democratic Good Govern ment League was born. He was always afterward referred to as the "father" of this movement. In the strenuous Democratic state convention that met in Baton Rouge in June, 1912, his venerable figure towered above the throng in that convention, he made war against the -unit rule and was one of the forces which finally defeated it on the floor, by a close vote. Had that rule prevailed, Clark would have received the Louisiana vote and it was afterward declared that without Louisiana standing by him as she did,. Wilson might never have been the party- nom inee for president of the United States. Colonel Lewis received some splendid tributes from President Wilson and since his recent illness he received a beau tiful letter from the president, deploring his illness and wishing him a speedy recovery. There are only four instances where Colonel Lewis headed state-wide movements, and was largely responsible for them: Antilottery in southwest Louis iana in 1892; constitutional con vention of 1898; the Democratic Good Government League and breaking the unit rule resolution in the convention of 1912. And yet he has never held public office. He has invariably declined public preferment, and again and again he was offered appointments, only to refuse it. Twice, and only twice, so far as recalled, did he waive this uni versal rule-in 1904, during the administration of Governor New ton C. Blanchard, Colonel Lewis consented to serve as a member of the State Board of Education, and in 1912, at the urgent re, quest of friends, he accepted the honor of chairman of the Demo cratic state central committee, both of which are honorary and carries no emoluments. Thomas H. Lewis was born June 16, 1836, at Opelousas. Had he lived until this coming June he would have been 78 years of age. His devoted wife who survived him. is 74. OF FAMOUS FAMILY. He was the son of Judge Wil liam B. Lewis and the grandson of Judge Seth Lewis, who was one of the first territorial dis trict judges after the organiza tion of the state, having been ap pointed by Governor Claiborne. His district extended from the Atchafalaya to the Red River. The grandfather was also chief justice of the Supreme Court of Mississippi, and his portrait now hangs in the hall of fame in Jackson, Miss. He was a close personal and political friend of Andrew Jackson, and it was President Jackson that appoint edhim chief justice of Missis So, it will be seen that Colonel Lewis comes from a judicial family. Both his father and grandfather before him were distinguished barristers in Lou isiana, the latter serving on the bench twenty-nine years. Taking up the study of law while quite a young man, he graduated at Tulane University, then the University of ouisiana. in 1850. lie went to Harrison burg, Catahoula Parish, .o begin the practice of his profession, but soon returned to Opelousas, where he lived all the remainder of his life. His record as a law yer is written in the jurispru dence of the state. He was look ed upon as the peer of any one in civil law, and he had also handl ed many notable criminal cases with unique distinction. Then came the dark days ofj the Civil War, and even prior to that he had wooed and won the heart of Miss Josephine Williams of Alexandria, daughter of one of the most aristocratic planters of Rapides parish. Soon after the outbreak of that memorable struggle, Mr. Lewis, then a promising young lawyer, enlisted with the army of the South and became attach ed to the staff of General Bagby at Alexandria as special courier, with the rank of colonel. His service was confined to the state, and as the courier from the Bag by headquarters he performed some of the most daring deeds of his entire career. After the close of hostilities Colonel Lewis again returned to Opelousas to take up the practice of law. He soon gained distinction at the bar and became one of the most widely-sought counsellors in that section of the state. AN ANTILOTTERY LEADER. He was a great friend of Gen eral Francis T. Nicholls and of Governor Murphy J. Foster, be ing a cousin to the St. Mary exe cutive. In 1892, when the lot tery fight came to an issue, Col onel Lewis sprang into that con test as he did into other public affairs fi which he felt there was an issue of right and wronig. He led thq antilottery fight in southwestern Louisiana, often at the peril of his life. On horse back he campaigned that great western empire in behalf of the Foster conquest, and they won, electing Murphy J. Foster gover nor of the state. Coming out of that campaign, Colonel Lewis could have had any office within the gift of the governor, but he refused all tenders. Again in 1896 Colonel 'Lewis came to to the front as a leader of state movements when he championed the white supremacy cause in St. Landry Parish with out carrying a pistol. He had no sense of fear. The stormy days in St. Landry in 1896 are still fresh in many minds. The courthouse square was an arse nal of the state militia. The lines were bitterly drawn in St. Landry, and this desperate struggle resulted in calling the Constitutional Convention of 1898, which forever eliminated negro in Louisian politics. And once again, in the early summer of 1911 Colonel Lewis was seen heading the scattered fcw :hat assembled at ;h ? Grune wald Hotel, from which modest beginning sprang the Democra tic Good Government League movement in Louisiana, which gathered force and strength un til it finally found a footing in every parish and hamlet, and re sulted in the election of Gover nor Luther E. Hall as governor, At the very inception of that movement whzn, as its father, Colonel Lewis was tendered the chairmanship, he replied: "No, this should be a young man's movement; I am past the meridian of life; my sun is fast setting; I ask you, now that the seed has been sown, that you put some young man at'the active head; I have not the physical strength for the strenuous battle that is to come." Therefore, at his request, Hon. Leyland H. Moss, of .rake Charles, was made chairzian of the statewide movement, toolonel Lewis retiring to private in the ranks, where he had always been the faithful worker. In his opening speech of that campaign at Denham Springs, Livington Parish, Colonel Lewis's' tribute to General Nieholls was one of the most eloquent that had ever fallen from his lih i RWYAL BAK(NU POWDER As.l.Itely Pfte AIw6sdy ahas an aue.rat Many mixtures are offered as substitutes for Royal. No other baking powder is the same in composition or effectiveness, or so wholesome and economical, nor will make such fine food. Royal Is the only Baking Powder made from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar He was a powerful and forceful speaker in his active days. DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN. After the Good Government League triumph in 1912, when the Democratic state central committee met for organization, "Father" Lewis was asked to take the chairmanship, which he I did. He has been a member of the state Democratic state cen tral committee, either from St. 1 Landry or at large, ever since i the oldest member can recall. No one can remember when T. i H. Lewis was not a member. He was an original Blanchard 1 man, and under his earnest so licitation accepted appointment on the State Board of Education, I in order to bring about certain J reforms in the state's education- - al system, which Governor i Blanchard and Superintendent of a Public Education James B. As. t well then desired. But after a short service, Colonel Lewis re signed because of his failing eye- i sight ta The public generally may not a know that Colonel Lewis has not read a newspaper or his person al mail for upwards of two years, s because of rapidly failing eye-. sight. His son, John W., has done all his reading for him. - Still once again, the powerful old leader came into his own, when the prohibition fight came up in St. Landry, and Colonel Lewis headed the movement which put St. Landry in the dry column. Since then, however, it has become wet again. His last notable public stand came in the recent national Dem- t ocratic campaign. He was an original Wilson man. He talked Wilson and urged him as the s party's nominee, and with the] usual undaunted determination, I he came down to the state con vention in Baton Rouge in June, 1912, as chairman of the state I central committee and as tempo rary chairman of that conven-.l tion, bent on preventing the convention from being swung to I Champ Clark. When the fight i finally came on the question of whether the unit rule should pre vail at Baltimore, Colonel Lewis, Robert F. Broussard, the Wil. kinsons and a score of, other I prominent state men led the bat tle against adopting the unit rule. It was defeated on the floor of the convention and with that defeat half of the delegates were saved to Wilson from the start. [I HELPED NOMINATE WIL SON. Colonel Lewis was never a compromise man. If he believed he was right he would fight it out to the end. He was a man ofunbounded charity and gave away a fortunein his foursceore years. All during the Good Govern ment League campaign of 1911 1912 the official organ of the league, Th;e Commoner, was is sued by his son, John W. Lewis, from Opelousas, and Colonel Lewis was a contributing edi tor. He wrote-many of the bristlin editorials that appeared in that paper during that For foureen years he had been the senior member of the law firm of Lewis & Lewis, in Opelousas, his son, John W., be ing his associate. He leaves his aged and de voted wife, who sat by his bed. side at the infirmary all during the last illness. She is 74 years of age, only four years his ju nior. He leaves six children four boys and two girls-John W., his law partner; Dr. M. D. Lewis, of Lewis; James J. Lew is, of Eunice, financier and real estate dealer; Thomas H. Lew is, Jr.' general insurance busi ness, Houston Texas; Bessie Lewis Saizan, wife of Dr. J. P. Saizan, of Opelousas, and Nina, wife of W. S. Frazee, of Pearl River, La.-N. O.' Picayune, Jan. 24, 1914. We are authorized to announce I G. H. CRETIN, as a candidate for Alderman at Large of the City of Opelousas, subject to the action of the Democratic primary. We are authorized to announce ARTHUR GOSSELIN, as a candidate for Alderman at Large of the City of Opelousas, subject to the action of the Democratieprimary. We are authorized to announce M. A. FIELDS' as a cabdidate for alderman from the first ward of the City of Upelousas, subject to the action of the Democratic primary. We are authorized to announce L. L. DANEL, as a candidate for Alderman from the second ward of the City of Opelousas, subject to the action of the Democratic primunary. SWe are authorized to announce DR. J. A. SHAW I as a candinate for the office of mayor of the City of Opelousas, La., subject to the action of the Democratic. pri mary, We are authorized to announce SIMON STELLY as a candidate for alderman in the third ward of the city of Opelousas, subject to the action of the Democratic pri mary. We are authorized to announce W. A. HAYS as a candidate for alderman in the see ond ward of the city of Opelousas, sub-. ject to the action of the Democratic primary. He are authorized to announce A. S. BROWN, Sr., as a candidate for alderman from the third ward of the City of Opelousos subjct to the action of the Democratic We are authorized to announce MAYOR EDWARD L. LOEB, as a candidate to succeed himself as Mayor of the City of Opelousas, sub ject to the action of the Democratic, party. We are authorized to announce E. K. EASTHAM, as a candidate for Aldermen from the Fourth Ward of;the City of Opelousas, sect to the action of the Democratic metlersl Have Tor Chldre Worms? Are they feverish, restless, nervous, irritable, dizzy or con stipated? Do they continually, pick their nose or grind their teeth? Have they cramping pains, irregular and ravenous Iappetite? These are all signs of worms. Worms not only cause your child suffering, but stunt its mind and growth. Give "Kickapoo Worm Killer" at one It kills and removes the worms, improves your child's appetite., regulates stomach, liv er and bowels. The symptoms disappear and your child is made happy and healthy, as nature in tended. All druggists or by mail, 25c. KICKAPOO INDIAN MEDI CINE CO. Philadelphia, Pa. St. Louis, Mo. l S e Fine blooded mare. years old. Will have a Dean Excursion colt in about 3 months. Will sell for $175 cash. Apply at this office. janlO-tf For Constipation, Biliousaeneas, Heoadt ache, Royali~ie Liver Regulator is boe a nd obhpest. 15 cents. Money boeo plan. Doanway with constipation by using IL.lll i.I at Shute's Drug Store.