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TIE SLA10ON CO., LTD., PROPS. atesred at the t'ost Olce at Opelousas. La.. as second-class matter. FOR CONGRESS We are authorized to announce the candidacy of L. LAZARO for Congress, Seventh District, sub ject to the action of the Democratic Primary. DUPRE'S STAND ON PRIMARY BILL Gilbert L. Dupre, our able rep resentative, by his tand on the pri mary bill, has made the biggest hit of h'is political career. Dupre al ways stands for what is right and just, that is the reason why he has been so repeatedly honored by his people. Judge Dupre, unlike our friend E. K. Eastham, takes the stand that his people, the voters of St. Landry, four-fifths of whom voted for him, are against the administration bill; he believes that the vast majority of St. Landry voters are for free dom of ballot and ;hat they should not be sent to jail, simply because they are of the opinion that the candidate opposing the choice of the democracy is the better of the two and they decide to cast their vote in favor of him. The St. Landry representative has never made a speech in his life which has endeared him more closely to his people. Even the staunch democrats of this parish, like Mr. Dupre and ourselves, be lfeve, that the administration pri mary bill will play havoc in St. Landry politics and will ultimately lead good old democrats to seek another party, in order to remain with their friends and relatives. ·- ine-tenths of those who voted for Parker in this parish are demo orate by nature and inclination, by belief and principles; they do not want to be driven out of the party, but the primary bill, now being pressed upon the legislature will serve to mnake this one of the largest anti-democratic parishes in Louis iana. Not only that, but as Judge Dupre remarked, it will eventually build up a party,' which in the course of time will cause the down fall of the grand old democratic " arty. The Clarion heartily agrees with every word Judge Dupre uttered in the legislature last Thursday; the majority of the people of St. Lan dry, not only the Parker supporters, but more than half of those who voted for Pleasant, agree with the St. Landry representative.' We are democrats, have always been such, and consequently are in a better position to judge the fol lies of our party-fellows than outsiders. We hate to admit it, but it is a fact that the primary bill will play the devil with democracy. .o: THE ASSESSORS' BILL, It is really incomprehensible how men, supposed to be intelligent, can go from one extreme to the other, in the matter of adjusting ihe assessors' salaries. The legis lators who have preparehI the a.. sessors' bill evidentally are una ware of the true conditions in this parish," at least. According to the Gay fee bill the assessor of St. Lapdry would be given a salary of $3,000 per year tbis is a handsome sum, all right fbr these hard time, it is ample for lie officer to live on. Naturally }fe assessor will take care of No. 4, because it is human for one to lo his duty to 'is family first of all. What we wonder at is how In toe world will the assessor of St. lhindry ever be able to efficiently operate his oflice of the nittance of $1,500 allowed him for office ex penses. This sam is not sufficient to pay the salaries of the various ward assessors. The assessor wilI have to go down into his pockets for at least $1,500 more in order to give his constituents a good admin istration. The bill may in some places bet ter conditions, but as far as St. Landry is concerned it is woefully unjust. In our umind the bill will se'rve to -onsiderably increase the assess ment of the state; on account of the various classes it will be an in centive to the assessor to increase the assessment, since this official knows that as soon as he arrieves in the' upper class he will get a material increase of salary. In St. Landry for instance the assessor is only $35,000 behind the class just above it, which pays a .salary of $3,500 with $2,500 ex pensed. The people of Louisiana have been clamoring for a bill which would place the parochial officers on a salary basis, with the deputies paid according to the amount al loted each office by the state. The view most intelligent people took of the subject was that the officer would put the greater ,portion of the revenues derived from his of r&ce while the deputies who really did all the: work were paid fifty or seventy-thve dollars a mo atb 'ls fee bill was supposed to adjust this difference so as to put both the officer and the deputy on an equitable and living basis. The Gay bill, however, will be worse in its result than the pres ent fee system; the officer who is elected by the people and who does not care so much about his duty will be paid a handsome salary, and he in turn will force his em ployees to work for a little or nothing. He is bound to do this or rob the people of his parish by in creasing the assessment. Like the majority of the most progressive papers in this state the Clarion has been advocating the placing of paroch'ial officials on a salary basis, but we have always maintained that these officials and their employees should be paid a living salary. As sure as the Gay bill goes into effect just so sure are we that the people of the majority of parishes, wherein the assessors.are not given sufficient money to operate their of ---------:0: ST. LANDRY'S NEW POLICE JURY The police jury which took charge of the affairs of the parish last week, promises to be the most progressive, as well as energetic in the history of St. Landry. The jury as a whole is composed of a set of men determined to accomplish big things and it would not be surpris ing to see many improvements made in this parish'during the next four years. The parish lawmakers are firm in their belief that they can do big things, but they are sternly de cided that the taxpayers will get every relief possible. With a large number of the old members occupying their same seats the new jurors are working with a co-operative spirit in an at tempt to better conditions in his parish. Workers for the woman suffrage cause have not despaired, despite the fact that they were given a big shock by the Louisiana legislature. They consider their defeat a won derful victory and predict a stiffer fight in the future, which will ul timately win them the right of bal lot. . -:0: Assessors, who as candidates made the fight, because they thought the office made plenty of money, have about arrived at the conclusion that there is very little int . -- :0: . The terrible blow given the Bull Moose party by its leader and founder Theodore Roosevelt has caused many progressives to stag ger for breatn . -----:0:------ flees, will revolt against it and it will not be long before it will have to be repealed. :o:- THE NEW CITY CHARTER June 12, 1916. The Editor: Sir: I ask permission to use your col imns that I may explain my posi tion with reference to the Special Charter for the City of Opelousas which I have introduced in the House of Representatives. The need of such a new charter as would exempt qersQns and property in this municipality from a portion of the parish taxes now paid, has been discussed rather generally for several years, but while a number of other cities ,have from time to time gone before the Legislature and havo been granted charters giving this relief, yet no definite action was ever taken in behalf of Opelousas. Shortly before the re cent primary, the matter was again brought to the fore and I expressea myself as believing, in all fairness, that Opelousas, and probably other cities as well, was entitled to such relief,,and that I would be glad to stand sponeor, if elected, for such new charter or amendment of ex isting law, as would secure that re sult. After my nomination and election, the matter was brought to a head by a previously advertised mass meeting held at the Court House, at which the matter was pretty well threshed out. My recol lection is that there was no dis senting voice to the action finally taken, which was that the Mayor appoint a committee to draft a new charter based on the best points of the several special charters now enjoyed by other municipalities and embodying in particular the ex emption feature above referred to. The committee was appointed, but the only members I recall are John W. Lewis, Judge E. D. Estilette and Morton Thompson. Shortly there after I took my seat in the House. On several occasions I inquired of Mayor Loeb and of Mr. Lewis as to the progress of the committee but never had opportunity to see the completed draft or to discuss Its provisions, other than very briefly, until Judge Dupre brought same to me in Baton Rouge on last Tuesday, the 6th inst. Since then I` have understood that there is some crit IcIsm of certain features. On the other hand many seem to think it a goolhc arter.: Some of our law r ress th pinion that the partial parish tax exem'ption fea.t ure is unconstitutional, while oth ers hold it is sound in law. As to that, not being a lawyer, I express no opinion. Altho it is a fact that a number of other ..ities have sim ilar partial tax exemption peovis ions in their charters ani at least one has practically a total exc,,p tion along that line. Swiue of these same charters have been in effect for many years and so far as I know have never been attacked in courts. Under these circurt siances, I have thought the proper course to be to include a r.'feren dum clause, then, if enacted into law, let the entire matter go before the people of Opelousas for their adoption or rejection, I believe this is also the idea of my colieagues, Judge Dupre and Mr. Sanders. I may add that there has been intro duced in the Legislature a consti tutional amendment, which if .passed, and voted by the people, would, I believe, cure the alleged unconstitutionality of the above feature. Finally, my entire object has been to secure what I consider ed was a right and needed reform for the people of Opelousas and in introducing the act prepared by the above committee I took it for granted it would have the prac tically unanimous support of our citizens. With the referendum clause included, our people will in the end weigh the measure and put the seal of their approval or dis approval on same. E. K. EASTHAM. -~ - :0:- ----- ST. CHARLES BOYS SPEND SUNDAY IN LAFAYETTE Double-Header Divided by New Orleans School and Grand Co teau College Grand Coteau, June 14.-The fac ulty and students of St. Charles College and the Jesuit High School baseball team of New Orleans jour neyed to the progressive city of Lafayette Sunday on the occasion of St. Charles students' annual pic nic. The party left on the regular Southern Pacific morning train Ind returned that night on a special. They were the guests of the Holy Name Society who held their an nual outing on that day. Upon t8heir arrival the crowd went to the fair grounds where a game of baseball was played be tween the St. Charles juniors and the Jesuit High School resulting in a victory for New Orleans by the score of 1 to 0. Haggerty for the Jesuits struck out 18 men while Vandegaer fanned 12. The same teams played it the afternconi with the score being 9 to 2 in favor of St. Charles juniors. Haggerty struck out 6 men and gave two bases on balls. A large crowd wit nessed both games. The St. Chlarles College band played several pieces and the students gave plenty col lege yells during the day. Shortly after noon a delicious dinner given by the Holy Name So ciety was served by the ladies of that hospitable place. During the dinner the college students save yells for Father Teurlings, Fathler Grace and the ladies. After lunch was served in the evening the party visited the new church which is just completed. Before departing the visitors attended Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the old church given by Very Rev. M. A. Grace, S. J., president of St. Charles College and sung by the college choir. Before Benediction Father Grace thanked the people of La fayette for the nice time they had given them. Many people went to the station to see the special pull out. Talks of good time, colle e yells arid songs heard on the return trip showed that all had spent an en joyable day. , The St. COharles College junior defeated the Jesuit High School baseball team of New Orleans Sat urday by the score of 7 to 2. Bat teries for St. Charles-Toups and Bahingtofn: Jesuit High School-R. Crane and Unsworth. The batting of the Smith brothers for the collegians featured accounting for seven of the twelve hits made by [he locals. Score: St. Charles- 7 runs 12 hits, 5 errors. Jesuit High School:-2 runs, 6 hits, 7 errors. Home run-Haggerty for Jesuits; two base hits-Unsworth for Jes uits, F. Roy, Toups and C. Gaiennie for St. Charles Juniors; base on balls-off toups 2, off Crane none; struck out- by Toups 5, by Crane The last game of the series play ed here Monday went to, the visitors. by the score of 9 to q. It was an interesting game with the excep tion of the fourth inning when through errors the collegians let the Jesuits bring in 8 runs. The visitors and locals came out even in the series each winning two games. Mr. John. White, S. J. of the Jesuits accompanied the team here. He and the players were de lighted over thdir visit to this place and Lafayette. Mr. White taught several years at St. Charles College before he was transferred to New Orleans last year. He is well known and liked here. The closing exercises at the Sa -- M i "JFMI Ml Il i in L credl Heirt Conveuit wiilltake place on Monday, June 19. The twenty-sixth annual com mencement at the Parochial School will be held at the schoolhouse on Saturday, June 24, at 9 a. m. The annual retreat at the Sa cred Heart Convent for the ladies of the world will begin on Satur day evening July 1st, and close the following Wednesday morning. --------:0: ELECTION LAW BILL ADOPTED BY. THE CAUCUS Baton Rouge, June 13.--Both the registration and the general elec tion law bills were adopted by the democratic caucus to-night after a meeting of the sub-committee with Governor Pleasant. The registIa tion bill eliminates the appointive registrar and restores clerks of court to that position. E. K. East ham's amendment calling for imme diate registration before the. con gressional elections was rejected, as was T. Sambola Jones' amendment providing for the removal of clerks of court. D. M. Evans of Madison handled the bill in caucus. The general election bill was ap proved with the elimination of the "merger" clause which provided that a political party would lose its identity in Louisiana when merged or absorbed with another party nationally. M. M. Boatner of Orleans han dled the bill. Both were reported in the house. : :. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH NEWS H. H. Spillyardp, pastor, left Thursday, the 15th, for Pine Bluff, Ark, where he is to conduct a meet ing for two weeks in Hazel Street Baptist church. After the meeting in Pine Bluff, he returns to Lbuis iana for a week's work at Oakdale, where he teaches in an institute, returning to Opelousas the 8th of July to continue. his work here un til Sept. He leaves here in Sept. for Fort Worth, Texas, where he is to finish his Seminary course. In the absence of the pastor, H. H. Spillyard, the services will be con ducted at the First Baptist Church as follows: Third Sunday in June, preaching by Rev. I. L. Manning. Fourth Sunday in June, services conducted by Prof. E. Godbold. First Sunday in July, preaching by Rev. J. H. Smith. A cordial invitation is extended to all. CARD OF THANKS To the Contributers to the Opelou sas Baseball Clulf and, to Mr. J. B. Clements: We take this method of express ing our many thanks to those who so liberally contributed to our club and also to Mr. J. B. Clements for his trouble in securing these contri butions. We assure them that it will be our every effort to give them good, clean baseball for the season 1916. OPELOUSAS BASEBALL CLUB, Armand Dejean, Mgr. :o: Walter Gay, of Alexandria, pop= ular representative (If the Gullet Gin Company, of Amite City, was in Opelousas this week, closing a con tract with Yves Andrepont for a plant to be erected at Ville Platte. FOUND one dog nozzle in my yard on June 9th.. The owner will please come forward, prove prop erty and take same away. MRS. W. A. SANDOZ. :o:-------- PLEASANT NAMES McCRORY STATE ADJUTANT GENERAL Widely Knqwn Militiaman and One Time Lafayette Institute Offi cial Selected Head of Militia Baton Rouge, La., June 6.-Gov ernor Pleasant Tuesday commis sioned Major Cecil C. McCrory as adiutant general. The Senate ir. executive session confirmed the appointment a few minutes later. Major McCrory was a member of Gov. Heard's staff and is widely known in military circles. The new adjutant general is a resident of Hope Villa, Ascension parish. Strong representation in his be'half were made to the gover nor by Senators Powers and Rep resentatives C ar rut h, and T. Sambola Jones and others prorni nent in the Sixth Congressional Dis trict politics. Major MMcCrory was graduated from the Louisiana State University in 1902 and from that year until 1906 he was assistant commander of the university's cadet corps. From 1906 to 1910 he was commandant of cadets of Southwest Louisiana In dustrial Institute. He organized Company C of Lafayette, and was elected captain of that company in 1908. He was appointed major of the First Infantry June 1, 1914, and was in command of the Louisiana troops at the joint maneuvers at Texas City, Tex., August 9-23, 1914. NOTICE Public notice is hereby given that application will be made to the next session of the general assembly for a new charter for the City of Opelousas. E. L. LOW B, than. our double daily service to and from NEW ORLEANS AND HOUSTON Twro Trains Dail VI A Gulf Coast Line F. J. TILLOTTSON - - - TICKET AGENT Practical Economy Baking powders made from alum or phosphate may be bought for a trifle less than Royal Baking Powder, which is made from cream of tartar, derived from grapes. Alum powders are not only cheap, but they differ greatly in leavening power. If a cheap baking powder is used for a fine cake and the cake turns out a failure there is a waste of costly materials worth more than a whole can of the cheap bak ing powder. Royal Baking Powder produces t~ finest food, and its use therefore, results in an actual saving. ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO. New York LOUISIANA NEWS The attendance at-. the Natchi toches summer normal is a hundred greater than last year and Prof. E. F. Dummier has been added to the faculty. Miss Cliff Martin, aged 21, gradu ate of L. S. U. law achoof is a mem ber of the Caddo bar. The Standard Oil Co., has pur chased 82 acres of land adjoining its plant at Baton Rouge at $417 an acre. The second drainage district of Lafourche has voted 15 cents an acre for :25 years. There are 10, 000 acres in the district. Ellis and Clarence Bryant are in jail at Natchitoches charged with beating their mother almost to death because she took a dime be longing to one of them. The father is under life sentence for the mur der of his nephew. Paul Demorette was killed in a runaway in Prairie Hayes, north of Crowley. St. Tammany will hold its fair this year at Covington on Oct. 26, 27 and 28. De Soto parish has bought $100, 000 worth of gravel at Alexandria for its sixty three miles of good roads. A new court of the Ben Hur or ganization has been organized at Jeanerette. E. P. Cowen, the new mayor of Ponchatoula, is now on the job. Caddo parish shows a two mil lion dollar assessment increase this year. De Soto parish has disposed of $250,000 worth of road bonds. The new brick school at Brou sard will be completed by Sept. 1. Harrisonburg held its graduating exercises Monday. There were four graduates. Four white children were found in a starving condition at Amite City in the negro quarters. The mother was dead and the father out of work. Local amateurs gave a play at Donaldsonville in aid of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Lafayette U. D.'C. will appeal to the legislature for funds for thr Mouton monument. Farmerville will issue $29,000 bonds to pay old debts. Clarence and Lydia Zeringer were drowned by the overturning of a boat when the family tried to cross the bayou near St. Martin ville. Lafayette is still planning for a sewerage system. East Feliciana defeated a propos ed five mil tax for the public schools Tuesday. Glenmora has formed a company to prospect for oil near that town. The police Jurors of Sabine have voted to construct an $85,000 court house. Keatchie hid a Sunday school rally with a large attendance last week. The new Catholic church at Erath wil be ready for use by June 20. Mayor S. A. Dickson of Shreveiort died suddenly at St. Louis Friday of acute ipdigestion, while en route to New York. Miss Audelle Fletcher of the Ab beville high school was awarded a scholarship to the Sophie Newcomb college. Rice crop prospects in Vermillion pariskh e reported promising. A. A. Haniriond of Jackson, Miss, suicided at Shreveport Saturday because he was not allowed to see his sick wife from whom he was separated. Lafayette police jury ~as ordered a dipping vat for the farmers, of the third ward. Simsboro and Labadieville' high schools turned out four graduates apiece last week. Sidney Treme of Elton is new secretary of the Jefferson Davis po lice jury. F. F. Arceneaux of Jen nings was re-elected treasurer. Five negroes, have been arrested at Anchorage, charged with the murder of W. H.. Holliday, another negro. G. B. Zigler Co. iost 420 barrels of oil by the sidiking of a barge in bayou Nezpique, near Jennings. The 20-months old daughter of Mrs. Alfred Gaude was drowned in bayou Lafourche near Thibodeaux, when a buggy containing the moth er, her three children and Miss Oc tavie Guidry, was backed off a pontoon bridge by a frightened horse. Candidates are thick in the St. Tammany-Tangipahoa district for the seat oný the bench made va cant by the death of Judge J. B. Lancaster. The Natchitoches grand jury re turned a total of 58 true bills last week. Over one thousand have regis tered for the summer school at Natchitoches. A class of 100 received first com munion at St. Michael's Catholic church at Crowley last Thursday. The eraduating class at Mans field Female college Thursday was the largest in years. Mrs. Kanouse, widow of Will Ka nouse who was killed in a tragic encounter at Kinder, has been rq leased on $500 bond. Rev. R. P. Mahon of Lake Charles is one of the leaders in a movement to establish a Baptist hospital at Alexandria. Prof. J. M. Baker will be high school principal at Crowley next year. Bogalusa is preparing for a Fourth of July blowout. Tangipahoa Woodmen held mem orial exercises at Amite City yes terday. Acadia parish contributed thir teen workers to the state farm last week. Rev. C. O'N. Martindale of Crow ley Presbyterian church has left for his new charge at Amite City. Large audiences heard William Jennings Bryan at Alexandria and Shrevepor last week. FOR RENT a residence in the east ern part of this city on the street leading to the race track, three rooms, dining room, kitchen and pantry, a large lot and a big barn. Cheap. Apply at this office. feb 26-tf No. 666 This I.a pmmrudismpqi d epcldtl fr MALARIAe CGHILLSf P IEVEY oaf ladmoss wiltl .hu m san a Stalan theidn as soitd hper Fc tif siann. It Siad oanth. 11UMft er than *5·: ·~ ; HUNDREDS WILL HEAR l JORDAN ON INTERNATIO President Emeritus of University to Appear at fayette Next Tuesday: Lafayette, La., June 7 On account of the limited'4 ing capacity of the Institut. torium, the largest attend summer normal students, fact that many visitors fromw boring towns will attend t ture by Dr. David Starr Jo the Institute next TuesdaF:T the 13th inst., it has been d provide for admission r mit=Cards may be obtained ' served by application tV 1 i Agate, Secretary. The leo be free to the public, but it: sirable not to issue cards f children-as they could lg slight interest in the lect would make the seattng more difficult. The Inde titute is presenting this I the public as a part of -i normal scoiool program. distinguished shoolar o than Dr. Jordan, who is Emeritus of . Stanford. California,. has ever ema~i dress here, and an apprs;i dience s expectedt. .. will probably' be "Internat _ _ -.:._ • .·. ' C. OTfEN, d. . Grand Coteau, June 9 Cornelius Otten, S. J., aged native of Holland and a resid this place for the past nine y died at St. Charles College Tuea night. In 1897, Brother Otten 'drew'i plans for tife ere'ction of th cred Heart Church, Augusts and remained there until when the church was finishIe next went to Macon, Ga, wg erected St. Joseph's Church, pleting this work in 1902, hc ceeded to Tampa, Fla., and pleted the Sacred Heart At Key West later he r Church of St. Mary Star otf He.returned to Grand which had been his home earliest American life. ti village church and old St. College and many small~r in this section of Louia fled to his rear ability. Ofd' of last year, Brother Ott brated his diamond jubilee Jesuit. Many visitors of Order were on hand from leans, Galveston and :o; CITY APPROPRIATES TO CLEAN. OUT Health Board Appeal Ib G. Work Will Be Started SShort While Thne city council has la its way :lear to appropriater hundred dollars for the pU cleaning out the gulleys .in city. The board of health 1ha5 appealing to the city fathe some time past to appropri necessary amount of money this important work could compliahed. By the u consent of the progressive aldermen the health an has been given the where to clean out every gulley the city limits. Miss Velma Walker has for Lafayette where she w tend the summer normal 6f Southwestern Louisiana I-l trial IInstitute. DR. J. A. S DENTIST-. SOffice on Landry street,; Postoffice Lot I am applying for a pa SIDNEY THIBO FOR SALE-At a bargai ! located Modern Ginnery 'I dry on R. . D. near depot ing of four Gin Stands, Wi Boiler power, Press, Con everything in oomplete der. ' Also One large for an eIe Plant, and t. Wells, with inexhaustib. of Water. For particulate J. W. BAILEY, SR, W La.