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EPONT Editor Business Manager THE CLARIO' CO. LTo.. Proprietors RATE Olr SUBSCRIPTION. 1.00 One year .50 Six months INVARIABLY CASH IN ADVANCE All Posto.fice. Express and hank Money Orders, Checks, D)rafts, Etc., for subscription and advertise ments must be made payai,le to the order of the St. Landry Clarion, or to the BIsiness Manager. Official Journal of St. Landry Parish The St. Landry (La.) Clarion is without doubt one of the best edited and printed weeklies in the whole South.-AMERICAN NEWSPAPER UNION. Entered at the Postoffice at ()pelousas, Louisiana, as second-class matter. 1 OCT. '14 If the above appears on the address of your paper it means that your subscription expires Oct. 1, 1914. Sub scriptions are discontinued promptly on date of exnira tion. Renew Now A SECOND TERM. The Daily Press brings the good tidings that there will be only one candidate for President in 191.6 on the Democratic ticket and that candidate will be no other than President Woodrow Wilson, himself. Harmony seems to be the motto of the Democrats, and all eyes are undoubtedly centered on the present incumbent. That Wilson has made an excellent president, even those who opposed him most bitterly are admitting it. They further admit that he should be given an opportunity for the people to endorse or reject his policies. Since the European war broke out the American people have realized more than ever that Wilson has labored for the good of the country and that his policies, bitter ly attacked by many in the Demonratic ranks, were found to be of sound principle, as well as correct. Now the Democrats who thought that Wilson had ruined the party are convinced that he has built it stronger than ever, and he should be given a second term unopposed, as far as the Democrats are concerned. HEALTH CAR. The Health cars of the Louisiana Board of Health will be in New Iberia on the 14th of September, in Lafayette on the 15th and in Lake Charles on the 16th; everyone is in vited to attend, free of all charges. There will be two outfits of moving pictures and slides, one for the white people and one for the colored. Dr. Dowling, the distinguished head of the Board, will be at the helm. On his lec ture staff will be Dr. C. C. Bass and Dr. W. H. Seeman, who will demonstrate both plague and pellegra. Drs. Bass and Seeman have obtained the most tremarkable results in the treatment of the plague in the Isolation Hospital of New Orleans, ever accomplished and a lecture from either is worth a trip. A dozen autos from Opelousas speeded to New Iberia to see a National mounte bank: we would like to know how many will go to hear these eminent scientists on a subject so near to us and so vital to our lives and business prosperity as the plague. Don't miss the opportunity which may be the only one of hearing these men on that topic. TEDDY THE FOUR FLUSHER. With a great beating of tom toms this acch demagog paid his visit to New Orleans and as usual received an ovation by the un thinking mob of sy-co-phantic slobberers. His speech as a matter of course was .dhrected to two subJects, the ones that he could most effectively make sweet music on to Louisiana ears to-wit: The sugar tariff adx the Mississippi river. Without entering into a discussion of the former, attention of all consistent honest, doubting, inquiring Democrats is called to ti., fact, that it was by and with the aid and c! .sent and votes of the Progressives that Wilson was aided in carrying out his sugar Il ;icies. We would also remind them of the his t,:-ic fact that the Republicans were the first to place sugar on the free list. We cannot help being astounded at the assiminity of the big sugar planters, who have no political principles but sugar, who are turning from the Party In Power, to get relief for their industry we could understand it, if the Republicans or the Progressives were in the saddle, but at this bright particu lar moment it seems to one with three grains of political horse sense that they are carry ing their eggs to the wrong market, assum ing-always that their political principles are interlocked with sugar. The proof of their folly is if their plaint against the Democracy is their treatment of sugar why go to the Progressives who were : in the same boat with the Democrats on that Subject. Why not go with the regular Re publicans, whose avowed policy is protection, that they (the sugar planters) profess to believe in? "Consistency thou art a jewel" that in the case of the sugar barons is "A gem of p irest ray serene." The second string that the rancous voice of "Teodore de Fust,." sang to as he Twanged it with rude touch was the River; asserting that the twenty-five millions paid to Columbia should have been devoted to the former instead of the latter; another grand stand play to the galleries. What the .has the one to do with the other? Every sane nman believes in har nessing the river and that funds should be dug up therefor, not of course at the ex pense of other funds. The river is one t ling, Columbia another, with no relevancy. It is a debt of honor that the Democracy is paying a weak nation, that was ruthlessly and outrageously treated by this political mounre bank, when the accident of murder placed him in dangerous eminence. Simply that and nothing more. Another graceful bull that "Teddy the Four" flung to the prespiring patriots perch ed on every pinacle of vantage where they could hear or watch the antics of this strenuos and malodrous zoo, was the sug gestion, that John M. would make good vice Presidential timber; we wonder in how many states this glittering bait has been thrown out t, favorite sons; liKe Napoleon's pinch on the cheek it doubtless sends the pinchee into hysterical raptures. Like a thread of :firey red running through the warp and woof of his argument ran a note of bellerigeency that must make all conservative citizens who appreciate the horrors of war, to rejoice that we have in the presidential chair a peaceful box of brains, with a conscience instead of this firey four flusher, who goes around the world with a chip on his shoulder insulting prince, poten tate and pope. because it pleases the rag time rooting mob of unthinking jingoes, while the band plays "There'll be a hot time in the old town to-night!" THE RAISE IN nt: uoVERNOR'S SALARY. We have always been of the opinion that Louisiana's Governor was grossly un derpaid, always hoping to see the Legisla ture pass an amendment raising the chief Executive's pay. The fourth amendment-to the Constitu tion of Louisiana provides for a raise of from $5000 to$7500 a year. Whilst this may seem a large sum of money to many of us it is a very small salary to be paid to a man who has all the worry of the state, whose busi ness it is to attend to business of everybody else in the state. The tax-payers, therefore, should not hesitate one moment in voting in favor of this amendment at the polls at the November election. Louisiana's Governor is paid much less than many other Executives of states not as prosperous and not as important as our own. It is a matter of record that the Governor of this state cannot make a living with the sal ary he receives and it is to be pitied that this matter has not come before the voters ere this late hour. The Clarion, therefore, hopes that the voters of St. Landry, whether of the same political faith or not, will turn out a unani mous vote in favor of this amendment, as it is our duty to see that our Governor re ceives a just compensation for the work ex pected of him. Even the Mayor of New Orleans re ceives double the salary of the Governor of the state. We do not believe that the head of the Crescent City administration should receiveone cent less than at present and it is. therefore, our firm belief that the Gov ernor of Louisiana should receive a larger salary than any municipal officer in the Union. We are, nevertheless, willing to "leave well enough alone," being contented with seeing the salary of our next Governor placed at $7, 500. CONVENTION VS. PRIMARY. The press reports of the Bull Moose convention teach us some instructive les SOLS In the first place there are in the ranks of the old Democracy some old hard shells who are eternally harping on the evils of the primaries and would fain hark back to the old convention system that in its time doubtless served a useful purpose and gave us some of the grandest men as standard bearers. This was when we were emerging from the thralldom of the Recon struction era, but as the result of a long base of power, and the absence of a healthy counterbalancing opposition, abuses crept in, among which it was possible for 300: white men in Tensas with a 3000 negro rep resentation to poll 19 votes in the state con ventions and negative the voice of 3000 Democrats, with a negro contingency of 300; thus a handful of white men controlled the great army of Democratic suffragans and imposed their choice, who had to be accep ted on the penalty of party treason. As a result many drifted out of the party and the process of political disintegration moved so rapidly that political thinkers,. who had the future welfare of their party at heart, by pen and speech and revolutions in conven tions crested a public demand for primaries, under which system the electorate could ex press its choice. The system worked well both in this and other states, in despite of the inglori ous moans of the old timers, who sighed for the political flesh pots, into which they for merly dipped their snouts and front feet. One has but to read an account of the extra legal Bull Moose convention, which took over one hundred ballots on four names I for a Congressional nominee in the third district, to note the bitterness and dissatis faction that this system engenders. Had a primary been resorted to there is no ques tion that Edwin Broussard, the popular brother of Cousin Bob, or the equally pop ular sheriff of St. Mary, Wilson Peterman, would have been the candidate of the Pro gressives. As it was the nominee, Judge Martin of Lafourche is hardly known throughout the district and as a matter of fact the least popular of the candidates who had no showing whatsoever in a primary and who had exhibited but little strength in the convention; by swinging his delegation at a critical moment he was able to land the least popular of the three leading candi dates, all of which of course will aid the Democratic candidate. The longer the primary system is tested the stronger is its hold on the people and all honor to the memory of that grand old Democrat Leon Jastremski, who vitalized primaries by making them his campaign shiboleth. Eunice, La., Sept. 7 1914. Dear Editor: In last week's issue of the Clarion I noticed an article on the need of a Co-Operative Creamery for St. Landry parish. I, like the author of this article, think it would be a resourceful enterprise for our parish as we have a good range and the feed question would be greatly lessened. Many of our farmers have cows of their -own and could be suppliers to this creamery, thereby being assured ready cash the year round. An enterprise of this kind should and would create an interest in stock raising in St. Landry and would help tide over the dead season. By dead season I mean the time of the year when no money is coming in to the farmer. There is to be a meeting of farmers at the St. Cyr school house on Wednesday, Sep tember 16th when we hope to have a repre sentative delegation of St. Landry farmers. I think this would be a spendid opportunity to launch the idea of a Co-Operative cream ery. If the writer of lastweek's article'and other business men will attend this meeting we believe a good plan could be put into ef fect in a short time: Respectfully, Miss Minnie Carron. Louisiana Press Opinion. AN INSULT TO LOUISIANA. Pointe Coupee Banner: The governor in making a simple and dignified request for a full statement of the expenditures and list of employes of the federal health "clean up" anthorities, acted strictly within his rights and as the people of the state would expect. The very undignified and insulting answer which he received from Dr. Rucker, the federal officer in charge, to the effect that " it was none of the governor's busi ness," is a direct insult to the people of the state. A fancy proportion of the state's funds are being used in this campaign, and the governor and the people have a right to know what is being done with the money. THE MAN WILSON. Lake Charles Times: The longer we live under the American form of government the more we admire it, and especially do we admire and honor President Wilson and his able cabinet for averting bloodshed in a re cent crisis. There are certain people and journals who sneeringly speak of the present "grape juice" administration. We do not believe even these, however rabid, can deny President Wilson credit for his conservative and cool-headed judgement in a situation fraught with peril. What if Roosevelt was in the saddle? We leave the question with you. -Vin ton Booster. President Wilson has demonstrated on more than one occasion that while the job he is holding is a big one, he is more than equal to it. His simplicity in life and speech coupled with his wonderful foresight, has made him a second Lincoln. He knows that in taking the right course will some times cause criticism from those whom he would like to serve, but he has never wavered, and he is the stronger for his stand. THE OPEN SEASON. Book agents and Collier's magazine collectors and solicitors may be killed from October 1 to September 1, spring poets from March 1 to June 1, scandal mongers from April 1 to February 1., umbrella borrowers from August 1 to November 1, and from February 1 to May 1, while every man who accepts a paper two years, but when the bill is presented says "I never ordered it," may Ibe killed on sight without reserve or relief from valuation or appraisement laws, aud buried face downard without ben efit of clergy.--Ponchatoula Democrat. DIVERSIFY YOUR THOUGHTS. If your feelings on the European distur bance threaten to overcome you get out and hoe your fall crop of potatoes or weed the onion bed. It pays better than discussing the various national brands of strategy. Lake Charles American-press. No f Workir Loose on you with th You see by this commonsense'hind gear con struction of theOwensborO Wagon that there's another mighty good reason why the best farm ers everywhere are buying And why you should buy it, too, in preference to any other wagon. Just note that steel pin that runs from the bolster through the hound into the axle and that clip around the joints doubly binding them tight as bees-wax and holding them firmly in position forever. Note the other ironing. Better still, come here and see the OwensborO complete. You never saw such wagon value for anything like the money. F. L. SANDOZ, Opelousas, La. Miss Nita Veltin entertained the Five Hundred Club at her beautiful home in West Bellevue. The club prizes were won by Miss Judy Breaux and Mr. Ray mond McBride; the guests prizes by Miss Eda Roos and Mr. 'Tico' Larcade. Miss Bee Crawford left on Wednesday morning for Houston, Texas, where she winl resume her work as teacher in the famous Houston City High School. Notice. Police Jury of the Parish of St. Lan dry adopted Sept. 7, 1914, there will be held at the High School, in Opelonsas, a competitive examination for a scholar ship to either the State Normal or the Lafayette IndustrialSchool, on Sept. 19, 1914, at 9 o'clock. Applicants must file application with the clerk of the Police Jury not later than 9 a. m. of Sept 19th. Applicants will be examined on the following subjects: English, Algebra, Arithmetic, Civics and History U. S. The examinations in the above sub jects will be upon the work done in those subjects in the high school. Ap plicants passing in greatest number of subjects with the highest average will be recommended for appointment. Respectfully, W. B. PRESCOTT, C. J. THOMPSON, sept 12-4t P. D PAVY. SHERIFF'S SALE REMY WALLIOR 1 Versus WM. EDENBORN AND HENRY P. DART, Sr., Joint Receivers of the Union Irrigation Co. No. 20,123, 16th Judicial District Court, Parish of St. Landry, La. By virtue of a writ of seizure and sale, issued out of the Honorable Six teenth Judicial District Court, in and for the parish of St. Landry, in the above entitled and numbered suit, and to me directed, I have seized and will offer for sale, at public auction to the last and highest bidder, at the front door of the Court House, at Opelousas, La., on Saturday,° Oct. 17th, 1914, at 11 o'clock a. m., the following de scribed property, to-wit: A certain plantation situated west of the City of Opelousas, La., with all the buildings and improvements there on, containing one hundred and twen ty- three (123) acres more or less and bounded north by public road, south by the Union Irrigation Company's Canal, east by the property of Philibert Hidalgo, and west by property of John Hidalgo. Being the same prop erty acquired by vendor from John J. Barry on Nov. 4th, 1912, as per sale of record in Conveyance Book E 4 p. 516. Being in Township 6 S. R. 3 East. Terms: Cash, to pay and satisfy the sum of $1563.33 with interest and costs, unless the same is immediately paid, and on terms of credit corre sponding with the notes maturing Jan., 1915, and 1916. M. L. SWORDS, Sheriff. sept 12 6t SHERIFF'S SALE PATTON T. BLACKSHER Versus R. R. LEH No. 20,145, 16th Judicial District -Court, Parish of St. Landry, La. By virtue of a writ of seizure and sale, issued out of the Honorable Six teenth Judicial District Court, in and for the parish of St. Landry, in the above entitled and numbered suit, and to me directed, I have seized, and will offer for sale at public atnction to the last and highest bidder, at the front door of the Court House of St. Landry Parish, at Opelousas, La., on Saturday, Oct. 17, 1914, at 11 o'clock a. m., the following de scribed property, to-wtt: 1. A certain tract of land, together with all the buildings and improve ments thereon, situated in the Parish of St. Landry, La., and bounded north and northwest by lands of J. F. Schell, Trustee, Jules Joseph, Mrs. Christoval Dupre and others, on the north and northeast by the public road leading from Opelousas to Ville Platte, and the lands of O. A. Durio and J. F. Schell, Trustee, on the south and southeast by lands of J. F. Schell, Trustee, Eddie Redeau and Dr. Fred Vidrine, on the south and southwest by lands of L. A. Quirk, Leon Lastrapes, Eddie Redeau, Dr. Fred Vidrine and J. F. Schell, Trustee. 2. Another tract of land, together with all the buildings and improve ments thereon, containing three hun dred and forty (340) acres, more or less, bounded on the north and north west, by lands 6f Privol Cretin, Ozeme A. Durio, east and northeast by lands of Max Klaus, J. F. Schell, Trustee, and J. B. Joubert, on the south and southeast- by lands of J. F. Schell, formerly belonging to Frank Bateau, and on the southwest by public road leading from Opelousas to Ville Platte. Containing in all fifteen hundred and forty (1540, acres, more or less. Terms: Cash, to pay and satisfy the sum of 90,000 dollars, debt, with interest and costs, unless the same is immedi ately paid. sept 126t' M. L. SWORDS, Sheriff. Stands Like A Great General A few years ago the OVER LAND car entered the ranks of the great automobile army of the world, today it stands as a great general having won the admiration and confidence of the auto-buying public. The OVERLAND stands first in peace, first in war, and first in the hearts of the prospective auto-buyer. N. 13.-General Overland holds daily receptions fat his headquarters Opelousas Motor Car Co J. B. McCLELLAND & SON, Props. DR. J. J. STAGG, President DR. YVES ARDOIN, V.-President J. LEER LACOMBE, Sec'y-Treas. Eunice Sanitarium Company, Ltd., EUNICE, LOUISIANA. Modern and Complete In Every Particular. Reputable physicians of St. Landry and surrounding parishes are invited to bring their medical and surgical cases to the sanitarium. RATES-$2.50 to $4.00 per day for whites. $2.00 per day for negroes. SOULE BUSINESS COLLEGE, mEW ORLEANS. YOUighest Grade and Most Practical Courses in Business, in Shorthand and in English. Best Equipments. Un equaled Facilities. Complete College Bank. Only School with Actual Store .-'I/-D1a0AW U S.'Df$,P 1QVLF; and Actual Money. in which students keep the books and balance cash. Special accommodations for ladies. Personal instruction. No misrepresentation to secure patronage. Graduates in general demand through their superior training. O30 sIOUr. a 3033, New Orleans, Lea. SHERIFF'S SALE DAVID ROOS Versus R. R. LEH No. 20122, 16th Judicial District Court Parish of St. Landry, La. By virtue of a writ of seizure and sale, issued out of the 16th Judicial Dis trict Court of Louisiana, in and for the Parish of St. Landry, in the above en titled and numbered suit, and to me di rected, I have seized and will offer for sale, at public auction, to the last and highest bidder, at the front door of the Court House of St. Landry Parish at Opelousas, La., on Saturday, Oct. 171h, 1914, at 11 o'clock a. m., the following de scribed property, to-wit: Four certain tracts of land together with all the buildings and improve ments thereon, situated near Gradnigo Island, St. Landry Parish, La., con taining in the aggregate one hundred sixty-two and 62-100 (162.62) acres, more or less, which tracts are bounded and described as follows: First, thirty one and 1-100 (31.01) acres, more or less, bounded on the North by Armand Wartelle, south by Henry Lastrapes, east jby Valerie Valmond, and west by formerly Joachim Casimere, now Dr. Chas. F. Boagni. Being the same property. acquired by vendor from Chas. Hall, Jr., as per act of retroces sion recorded in Conveyance Book Q 3 p 35. Second: Thirty-one and 1-100 (31.011 acres more or less, bounded on the north by Armand Wartelle, south by Henry Lastrapes, east by Dr. Chas. F. Boagni, and west by property of ven dor. Being same property acquired by vendor from Joseph Cassimere, as per act of retrocession recorded in con veyance Book Q 5 p 275. Third, Fifty-six and 61-100 (56.61 acres, more or less, bounded on the north by Mose Hillman, Sr., south and west by Eugene Bellard and Mrs. Hen ry Lastrapes, and east by Joseph Cas simere. Being same property acquired by vendor from Edmond Syers, as per act of sale recorded in convey ance Book H 3, pp 56 and 57. Fourth, Forty-three and 99-100 143.99) acre.;, more or less, bounded on the north by land formerly of J. Meyer & Co., south by land of Mrs. Henry Lastrapes, east by land of Ed mond Syers, and west by land of Mrs. Henry Lastrapes. Terms: Cash, to pay and satisfy the sum of nine hundred fifty-nine and 15-100 (8959.15) dollars, debt, with in terest and costs, unless the same is im mediately paid, less a credit, and on terms of credit as to the other five notes. sept 12 6t M. L. SWORDS, Sheriff. LO One white hprse, 8 years old, LOS about 12 hands high. Buggy saddle scar. One red roan horse, 10 years old 13 hands high. Left my place in Garland Addition, Opel ousas, on Sept. 2nd. A liberal reward for return to 9 12-tf SAUL RICHARD, i.e YOUR FORD CAR STEER e EASY by seeing Jos. H Bur leigh of Grand Coteau patend ed Radius Rod. Agent for the follow ing parishes: St. Landry, Lafayette, Acadia, Evangeline and Vermillion. sept 12-4t (iONS'TA B LE SALE, OVIDE ROBIN vs. 1, O. C. )DENILLIIKR. No. . th .u tstlhe's Court., 'iarishi of tt. Landry, La. Bvy virtue of a writ of seizure, Issued out of the lion. 6th ,Justice's Court, In and for the parish or St. Lanary, In the above entitled and numbered suit, andto me directed. I have seized and will offer for sale, for cash, at public auction, to the last and hilriest lidder. at the front door of the .Istlice of the Peace's office at Arnaudvllle, st. L,anlry Parish, La., on Salurdasy, Sewp. 26th, 1914, at I1 o'clock A. MI., the pIroperty descrlbed as follows, to-wit: OneP Wao.1. TEI1 Iý-- IASII FR.\ NK QI. IiKIlEAU. sept lI1r ct':1 ntable t;tih Ward. If You're Thinking of Invest ing in a Monument, get prices from HENRY MORNHINVEG AND SAVE MONEY. He is Agent for F. R. Blakesley Marble and firanlt8 Works, Monuments and Building Material, Franklin, La. 'Phone No. 290. aug29-31m NOfTICE t)OF TA'BI LEA U. EýTATE OF LEON MAItbUtHIET, No. ;l), Probate Docket. ;th J.ludicial Dis trlct 4'ourt, 't. Iandry Parish, Ia. WhIt',roia . IvIde 1" ,bln. admnllistra tor of the albove entitled estate. tiles a final tableau, of elassitlcatlootr t debts and distrllutlon of funds of said sucCessionI, Iaccompaniled by his petition praying for the homiologation of saltml. .\dii whereas, playe'r of said petition has been grant'edl by an order of court bearing diate, - Now, therefore, not lee Is hereby glven to all part les Interested to make opposition to said ta(bleat, to thie same In wrltlng in my oice,. within tile time required by iaw why the said tableau should not be homologated and confirmed. IIHENRtY LASTeRAo o J., sept 5 2t Clerk of Court.