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VOLUME~i XX.VI[--NO 3." OPELOIUSAS, LA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1915. $.0P ·;-·1~. 1···-- 2-2 · BRUNER TO RECEIVE BANDSOME MAJORITY Acadia Candidate for Commis sioner of Agriculture to Succeed ST. LANDRY VOTERS FLOCKING TO BRUNER Yillifying Campaign Is Re dounding to the Good of Commissioner of Agriculture, In Present Campaign E. O. Bruner, commissioner of agriculture, who is fighting for re-election, will be given a handsome majority by the voters of Louisiana at the Dem ocratic primary in January, according to reports from every section in the state. Mr. Bruner, like Fred J. Grace, has been persecuted by his political enemies in an endeav or to "kill him politically," but instead of doing away with the Acadia man in state poli tics, it appears that his ene mies have made him the more popular, hence his chances of re-election are greater than ever. The voters of Louisiana will no doubt vindicate E. O. Bru net, who was sent to jail at Baton Rouge, for having done what he thought was his duty before the people. His op ponents are using this against him in the campaign, but have found out that instead of car rying out their point they have made him more popular than ever. - The re-election of Mr. Bruner is a foregone conclu sion and the Clarion unhesi r tatingly endorses the candi dacy of the Acadia man, who before the division of the par ish was a native of St. Landry. We feel certain that the voters of this parish will give Mr. Bruner an overwhelming ma ma jority, just as they did four years ago, when he was op posed by William Polk, of S Alexandria, now a Bull Moose leader. Mr. Bruner has served al most two terms as commission er of agriculture, much to the satisfaction of the people of this state, at the same time contributing over $80,000 to the coffers of Louisiana. PARISH HAS BETTER THAN HALF A CROP Cotton Report Shows, That Condition Is Not As Bad As At First Thought According to a report of Sam L. Rogers, Director of the Census, Department of - Com merce, made public on Mon, day, October 25th, Louisiana had ginned 223,063 bales of cotton prior to October 18th, 1915, against 225,274 for the same date last year. The re port also showed that Evan geline had less than two thou sand bales less ginned in 1915 than in 1914, while St. Lan dry's crop was almost three thousand bales shorter than in 1914. According to the report St. Landry ginned 10,651 bales in 1915 against 13,362 bales in S 1914; Evangeline ginned 5, 943 in 1915 and 7,878 in 1914. Thus the report shows that j: , St. Landry will produce more ;-. than half a crop this year, de spite weather condition. It wir be remembered that this parish raised in the neigh iborhood of twenty-three thou sand bales in 1914, the biggest crop since the advent of the bolt weevil. It is estimated that the crop this year will reach .about fifteen thousand bales. S GRA eND COTEAU BESTED IN FOOTBALL CONTEST Lafayette [*dustrial Institute Defeats St. Charles by 20-6 Score Saturday The Lafayette IndustrialIn atitute clearly outplayed the St. Charles College eleven at Comeau's park on last Satur day, getting the better of the argument to the tun' of 20-6. The Grand Coteau boys started strong in the first quar ter succeeding in scoringa S touchdawn during the first seven minutes of play, after iwhich Coach Dunbar's team tihtened up and never allow edSt. Charles to come within Sstriking distance of its goal lire, and ineidentally proceed DEMOCRATS AND BULL MOOSER SPEAK HERE PLEASANT, FONTENOT AN D PARKER ARE HEARD FROM THE SAME STA ND AT THE FIRST AN NUAL PARISH FAIR Two prominent Democrats and the leader of the Progres sive party in Louisiana were heard from the same stand by a large audience, at the audi torium of the St. Landry par ish fair, on last Saturday af ternoon. Ruff G. Pleasant, candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, and L. Austin Fontenot, local` prod uct, and candidate for lieu tenant governor, delivered two masterful addresses on De mocracy, at the same time tak ing a few gentle flings at their distinguished friend, John M. Parker, the other speaker, who is seeking to ride into Governor Hall's job, through the Bull Moose invasion of Louisiana. Mr. Parker was cheered by a number of his admirers, when he was introduced by Dr. Fred J. Mayer; as soon as the Bull Mooser had gotten through speaking his friends attempted to stampede the crowd, but upon failing, re mained silent. Mr. Parker spoke along governmental lines, claiming that the affairs of the state should be run in a business like manner, and at the same time taking a few shots at the sheriffs for re ceiving better wages than dis trict judges. Of course L. Austin Fonte not was cheered when the St. Landry boy made his appear ance on the stage. As usual Austin- delivered a splendid address, which won for him additional friends and sup porters; his was reported as being the best delivered on that day, Governor Hall being the only orator, during the three days at the parish fair, who delivered a better speech than young Fontenot. He too broke a few spokes in the Bull Moose wheels of John M.' Par ker. Ruff Pleasant, it is said. was at his best on last Satur day, delivering a nice address. When lie stated that he would support "Barret, in the event that he should receive ,the nomination, the several hun dred Democrats present cheered. Dr. Fred J. Mayer, as chair man of the Saturday meeting had a most difficult task as signed him, that of presiding with tact over a mixed politi cal gathering. But the physi ed down the field, tearing through the Grand Coteau line for long plunges and sen sational end runs, and finally emerging from behind with the better of a 20-6 score. The St. Charles team was badly crippled by the absence of half-back Dunkelman and Dave Pettijean, who had been holding down right tackle like a giant. Terry Roy and Bil leaud were the stars for the Jesuits, while Hopkins, Cassi dy, Guilbeau and Angelloz did brilliant work for the visitors. Tobe Veltin, local boy, who is the star line plunger of the St. Charles team, played a good game, but could not make his usual long gains through the line, as the visiting line held like a stone wall. Vandegear, Young and Ross for St, Charles, played a splendid game, also. When the Lafayette boys de feated St. Charles at Lafay ette three weeks ago the Grand Coteau boys had clearly out played their opponents, who secured every beak of the game and were lucky to win the tame by a 12 to 0. score. This time, however, wtih the exception of the first quarter Dunbar's boys easily exampli fled their better training. The game was witnessed by several hundred spectators, two hundred of whom came from Grand Coteau, while ovei one hundred journeyed fron Lafayette. From a speetator't point of view the contest waS -interesting from beginning t end and despite the fact thai SSt. Charles was outweighec I and outgeneraled the boyu from the St. Landry villa Splayed gamely, fiaghting ever. inch odf the ground. cian orator executed tne com mission with such diplomacy that all candidates thanked him for his impartial presen tation. When Dr. Mayer stated that he would preserve his neutral ity to the end---of the fair, it was doubted if "Old Doc" could have stood the strain much longer, for their is not in the state a more radical anti-Bullmooser. No sooner had the Parker-Pleasant dual meeting been held than Dr. Mayer planned a trip to Avoy elles, where he hiked the next day to get rid of his neutral indigestion. Dr. Mayer congratulated the citizens on the fact that all parties and factions to the contest presented men of abil ity and moral worth; he ana lyzed the growth of parties. showing forth that the Democ racy handed down by t h fathers ended at Appomatox and that in its ashes had arisen an Imperial Republic, where two parties were neces sary to preserve the balance of political system. He stated that in Louisiana there was only ONE party resulting in a division into factions, where the antagonism was sometimes greater than that existing be tween two radically different parties; that among the evils that resulted was, that it in duced men of no political faith and men of other politi cal convictions to enter the primaries and nullify the votes and influence of the true believers, weakening its influ ence with the national party and preventing that regener ation from within and the rec tification of the ills for which the public condemned it. He therefore welcomed the hearty opposition; that insofar as the personality of the three con testants for the governorship the state would not suffer, whichever was elected, that whatever of ill or good would arise from their administra tion of public affairs would flow from their environment or the tenets of their political faith. - The distinguished St. Lan dry physician predicted that the Democratic nominee whether Barret' or Pleasant, would receive the united sup port of the party at the April general election. DEATHS. MRS. ERASTE DUPRE. Mrs. Eraste Dupre, nee Eva Andrepont, aged 43 years, died at the family residence in Andrepont, last Wednesday night, after an illness of sev eral weeks, and was buried in the Catholic cemetry at this place on Thursday evening, Rev. Father Engberink per forming the funeral ceremo nie's. Mrs. Dupre was the eldest sister of Yves Andrepont, ex clerk of court of St. Landry parish and now manager of the St. Landry Clarion. Eraste Dupre, the husband of the de ceased, is well known in Ope lousas. having resided here several years. The deceased is Ssurvived by her husband, one brother Yves Andrepont, one -sister, Mrs. Frank Vidrine, and -six little children. -CLEOPHAS HOWELL CO MEAU. SCleophas Comeau, infani son of J. L. Comeau and Edith Leslie Pierson, expired at the. residence of Mr. and Mrs. Comeau on Friday morning al 10 o'clock. Little Cleophas Howell was only 2 months and 1, I day old. e The funeral took place fron Sthe family residence on Fri. ' day afternoon at 4:20 o'clock SCatholic cemetery. 5i -- - SMrs. Eugene Richbrd'1 tdaughter, Miss Eve, left o. c Wednesday morning for La l fayette, where she was to un e dergo an operation at the La y fayette Sanitarium on Thurs day. TOiM BARR[T ilRJIN i BAGK TO OPEHOUSAS Friends Announce They Will Endeavor to Have Their Candidate Here Again TO EXPLAIN STAND ON PROHIBITION ISSUE Lieutenant Governor Barret Will Stump St. Landry In the Near Future According l to His Friends i The friends of Lieutenant I Governor Thomas C. Barret, who is seeking the Demecratic l nomination for governor, an- ] nounced during the week that t they were endeavoring to get Mr. Barret to consent to make a tour of this parish as soon ] as possible. It is said that Mr. Barret, when he will come f back to Opelousas, will dis cuss the main issues of the ] present campaign, which are said to be for more important than the prohibition cause. c Mr. Barret stated at his meeting here two weeks ago that he intended to stump a St. Landry and speak at every voting precinct before the j Democratic primary, next Jan- I uary. His political friends, [ here, however, believe that ] now is the time for him to a come among the sturdy voters 1 ofd St. Landry. They an- f nounced that Barret was gain ing strength in St. Landry and l that should he come here im mediately his chances of car rying the parish would be greater than ever. The Democrats are not wor rying much over the rumored invasion of the Bull Moosers, r who are loudly claiming the majority in St. Landry. Lead ing Democrats claim that with seven hundred votes John M. Parker should be ex ceedingly well satisfied at the outcome of the election in this parish. However both Attor ney General Pleasant's friends and Lieutenant Governor Bar ret's friends are alert to the situation and are presently 1 busily engaged furthering the 1 cause of their respective can didates. LOUISIANA GIRL IS CHAM PION LIVE-STOCK RAISER Besides extending the corn t and tomato clubs for boys and e girls into every State in the Union and increasing the mem bership to over half a million, I the Department of Agriculb ture has begun to encourage girls in trying their hands at live-stock raising as a side line to efficient household work. Scores of girls, particularly in the South, have joined pig clubs and baby beef clubs, , some of them have won high ehonors in competition with yboys. Miss Alice McCoy of Blanchard, La., started as a ipig raiser with ten dollars in sborrowed money, and at the rState Fair this year she. won the title of girl champion pig -grower of America. She was offered fifty dollars for her t prize-winning pig, a Berkshire gilt which was five dollars more than her father's profit fon his cotton crop. She has Sdecided to make a business of -hog raising.---Collier's. SCATLETT WAITTS TO BE HEAD OF POLICE JURY SThird Ward Member Makes Known His Intention of Running for Presidency Kempt. T. Catlett, well known member of .the police t jury from the third ward, has h told his friends that he would be a candidate for the presi Sdency of the police jury, when'that body would meet to Sorgarize itself next July. Mr. 5 Catle't, like W. F. Brown and I J. B..Babington, will go in the police jury unopposed, it be ing reported that Wallace Dunbar, who so efficiently i- represented the third ward k. during the past four years has withdrawn from the race. Mr. Catlett has a number of friends and supporters in his 's new endeavor. Whether he i will have any opposition or - not is not known as yet. The Rosa representaive is well posted on parlimentary rules Sand would undoubtedly make Sthe policee jury. an efiient president. FARMERS UNIONISTS WIN HONORS AT FAIR FOUR PLACES OF HONOR IN AGRICULTURAL DE PARTMENT GO TO THE MEMBERS OF ST. LANDRY FARM ERS UNION The premiums offered at the parish fair have been awarded as follows: Agricultural Department Best display of farm products from single farm, W. J. Mor gan, first; E. T. Dupre, sec ond; Emar Lafleur, third; Ze non Boutte, fourth. Ten ears yellow Creole corn, Peckham Bros., first, E. T. Dupre, second; Z. Boutte, third. Ten ears Hastings Prolific, W. J. Morgan, first; Brock & Marine, second. Ten ears Rockdale, C. Cook, first. Popcorn, M. Jeansonne, of Eunice, first; Jno. Odom, sec ond. Corn products-One peck corn meal, L. J. Mayer of Eu nice, first; peck corn grits and corn and cob chops, L. J. May er of Eunice, first for each. Vegetable and root crops Peck pumkin yams, Brock & Marine, first; W. J. Morgan, second. Porto Rican yams, David Meche, first and second. Sweet potatoes, any variety, W. J. Morgan, first; Emar La fleur, second. Triumph Irish potatoes, A. J. Osterland, first; Brock & Marine, second. Southern Queen potaooes, E. Lafleur, first; D. F. Smith, sec ond. Display of cushaws, W. A. Maher, of Eunice. Largest pumpkin, S. M. Phillips. Root artichokes, P. M. Prudhomme. Three heads lettuce, Mrs. M. J. Morgan. Turnips, M. Hen ry. Pound of paper shell pe cans, V. Chachere, first; Mrs. Berwick, of Eunice, second. Native pecans, C. F. Boagni, first; Mrs. Emma, Castine, sec ond. Best pecan display,. Grimes Nursery. . Forage plants-Peck of oats, Fred Fonteno,. Soy beans, W.W. Smith. Velvet beans, E. T. Dupre, first; M. Jeansonne, second. Spanish Peanuts, M. Jeansonne, Eu4 nice. Any variety peanuts, Z. Boutte, first; W. C. Webster; second. Sorghum see~d, E. T. Dupre. Lespedeza seed, E. H. Phillips, first; James Ware, second. Lespedeza hay, S. Levy, first; Emar Lafleur, sec ond. Bale peanut hay, Emar Lafleur. Best hay display, Hon. L. Lazaro. Best rye, P. P. Hidalgo. Sugar cane and products- Louisiana purple, Gus Metre jean, first; Jos. Rofenio, sec ond. "D 74" cane, Jos. Rofe no, first; Metrejean, second. Blue Ribbon cane, B. Bennet. Longest stalk cane, Mrs. L. Dejean. Best syrup in tin, A. J. Carron. Best syrup in glass, P. P. Hidalgo. Fruits--Oranges, Louisiana Sweets, Adam McBride, first; M. M. Godeau, second. Satsumas: R. L.,Mills, first; M. M. Godeau, second. Kumquats, M. oAndrepont, Jr., first; Mrs. Brand, second. Ponderosa orange: -P. H. Griffith. Pomegranates, Emar La fleur. Japanese persimmons, Mrs. J. L. Dumas. Best orange display: M. M., Godeau. Display of tobacco, M. An drepont, Jr., five sheaves. Japanese rice, R. L. Mills. Any variety rice, five sheaves: John Stagg, Eunice. Broomcorn, Louis Bihm. Largest sweet potato, O. Landry. Watermelon, C. A. Young. Egg plant, B. E. Martel. Cattle IDivision-Best bull: twelve and fourteen monhhs old,Thistlethwaite Planting Company. * Best cow, over two years: Same. Registered Shorthorn Bull: H. V. Moseley. Registered Jersey Bull, ove rtwo years: Mrs. tirrma Cash St~n ., first; W. Cns,.te. secor~, SJersey cow, oer two years: Mrs. Emma C~asine. E .TJrsey heifer, six to twelve Smonths: J. B. Stagg, St SCharles College. r Graded bull, twelve ti | eighteen months: F. H. Phil i lips. first; J. M. Williamson s second. e Graded heifer, twelve b t eighteenmonths: J. M. Wil Graded cow, any age, Ave Maria Farm. Graded cow and calf: M. Wyble. Sweepstakes -Registered Registered bull, any breed: Thistlethwaite Planting Com pany. Graded cow, any breed: M. nt Wyble, on a Holstein-Jersey. W Poultry Division--Barred re Plymouth Rocks: A. Thomp- P1 son, first and second. G White Plymouth Rocks: A. tha Thompson. re White Wyandottes: H. in Crawford, first; New Hope m Farm second. th Partridge Wyandottes: Miss Carrie Leslie of Carencro, first bi and second. sil Silver Wyandotte: D. Conk- w lin, first and second. cc S. C. White Leghorn, cock: P< Dallas Pitre. bi Pen: Miss Gussie Miller. or Ducks: A. Ventre. st Pekin ducks: New Hope Farm, all classes. sa Best young goose: C. F. Bo- O agni, first; W. Burr, second. be White Orpington, D. Conk- in lin. 'le Buff Orpington: St. Charles m College. Turkeys: W. Burr, D. F. M Smith and New Hope Farm. et Best egg setting: F. M. i Pinkney. lo Partridge Rocks: Mrs. J. A. ei Dougal, Carencro. • Indian - Games: George tE Broussard. is Bantams: Ross Perkins, ilj first; H. Stubbs, second. s Anconas: William Ware. na School Domestic Science-- li Best display: Eunice High School . Water colors:: T. G. Char chere, Jr.,, Arst; Thelma Du pre,: seoi y:-rgurit Brand, third. Display fancy .akes: Irsa Ware. .. Pickles and eats.m: Mr. Marine, ifrst; Mrs. R a M. Lt. tell. Jellies and jambd Mrs Mix-a on, rt; Eanice igh School,t second; Mrs. , i d Miss Emma Castine, ;ibbo Best display of catnnd vege tables: Mrs. Alex. Stelly, first; Mrs. PB M)Iaye acz' and Mrs. J.B.A.Stggtird. Horse and M le Division- Registered harness stallion Ave Maria arm, first andi second. Drt stallon: John oas, first; . Savoy, second. r: Standard bred and register ed mare: 3. P. Saian, first ande second. Louisiana bred stallion Jas Healey. Grade stallion, three years or over;, E. Godea, irst .and second; Joseph Booe, thirod Best home raised horse: .. e P. Saizan, Flrst W. E Baker, a second; John algo, third. a Combination horse, J. P. " Saizn. Brcd marei and colt: j S. Livy, firs; 0. Landry, see- , ond. M are and three progeny with her, W. rodhotmm. - - Best horse colt, six months to a year: e Landtenean, fst; a C. F. Boagni second. Horse colt, one to two years, . y, Sfirst ; J. T. Leger, seco o Horse olt over two years . f kins, f rst; Li.hrm, second." 1 St. Landdg~ raised male, over e three years, P. Brown a, ,arst .f No. Hidalgo, secondw. Best mule eolt under six month r,. MBale colt onetetw years: ino. Hidalgo, f.rt.; C. A.. SYoung, se acnd; . PREd s homine, third Muale colt, over Stwo yars: Wk Prdhommte, first; P. Drown, seod.. t: Swine g Berkoc-re boat over one year, : New Hope Fanrm. Sow, Same. Pedia**eed Berkshire pigs an t der six months, New Hope 5- Farm. Regular Poland China 1 boar. over one year, L Daly, 1i: first: J. A. Walker, second; SP. P. Hidalgo, third. 5amse re under one yair, L. Daly, fSirt: SLJ. A. Walkers second. Poland Chiwa sow, L. Daly, first; 3. Lo A. Walker, second. iE- China aigs, P. P. Hidalgo. n, Daroe-Jersey boar, ever one year, Grand Prairie School, to first; H. V. Moseley, secnd i- Darcerseye'bor, under one year, 3. P. S:0, first; Stelly TO REBUILD POWER PLANT IMMEDIATELYt Opelousas Will Have Thor oughly Fire Proof Building WORK TO BEGIN AS SOON AS PLANS ARE READY. An Additional Eogane Will B Purchased to Supply thl Wants of the Patrons of the:-. Electric Plant Mayor Edward L. Loeb a#. nounced during the week that work would be started on the: reconstruction of the power: plant as soon as Contrator George Chachere would have the plans and specifieatio. ready. It is expected that with: in the next few days a crew of men will be working to repair the damaged building. It is proposed to cement the brick walls, both on the out side and inside, and concrete walks, ten feet long will :b constructed on each side of the power house. In -fact the building will be made thor oughly fire-proof, including ai steel frame roof. The affairs of the city, it is said, are in such a shape, that Opelousas will not need fr borrow any money, after the insurance will have been e4 lected, in order to repair mst modernize the power plant. It isthe intention of b.h Mayor Loeb and Superintn ent Jones to purchase ditional engine, so that.O lousas will be assure of p er the year ronund, A; night. As It is now, it is that if the big e ,ge is furnishing the *y light would be ogp of sion, t4he ýmalle .._ ge not furnish enae power lighting the .res ce ST. P U ILL RA* ND COTEAU 8t.P Psal of St Charlesai wsd iattie on-o .llei fithe Ga, wams .e -r edn tb efour)not~e R :Artigewhen Se . 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