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THE sT. LAN RY CLARION
"Here Shall The Press The People's Rights Maintain, Unawed by Influence and Unbribed by Cain." VOLUME XXVI-NO 41. OPELOUSAS, LA., SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1916. $1.00 PEP YEAR ,. • m ,, .. . ...,-,.....mm.a .m .. ,I · n_ Iu .I·,u~ ~ ,,, rm ia,. , LEWIS AND SANDOZ QUALIFIED _ANDIDATES Filed Nomination Papers With Chairman Dossmann PAVY AND GARLAND TO SEEK RE-ELECTION Spirited Contest Promised In Sixteenth District-- Candi dates Getting Active On last Saturday P. R. San doz and Jno. W. Lewis, candi dates for District Judge and District Attorney for the Six teenth Judicial District, filed with Chairman Dossmann of the Democratic Judicial Com mittee, nomination papers, and from now until election day, which is September 12, the • voters of this district can look for interesting and exciting de velopments along that line. Both Judge Pavy and District .Attorney Garland are seeking re-election. Mr. Garland is now serving his fifth term in the District Attorney's office, while Judge Pavy has been on .. the bench something over six years. On July 4th, the campaign was opened at Bayou Chicot, when Messrs. Sandoz, Lewis, Garland and Pavy annouinced ' their candidacies. It was pro mrised by all to eschew person alities and adhere strictly to i the issues of the campaign. Both the judge and District Attorney stated that they would seek re-election and stand on their official records. &--Messrs. Lewis and Sandoz an nounced that they would criti cize the records of their oppo nents, as that was a legitimate Ssubject for criticism; that they would not inject bitter person Y- alities into this fight-forget ti; ig Pavy and Garland person ally, only remembering them ,as Judge and District Attorney int well remembering them in `their respective capacities, and will demand that they giveac :ount of their stewardship to .the ,people of this district. SMessrs. Lewis and Sandoz =: are aggressive campaigners. 'They both feel confident of the f"inal result, as they are meet i- ng with every encouragement throughout the whole district. The 'people are agreeing with ilJefferson on the proposition ;<that too long in public office !has a tendency to make one Slack in. official duties. From ione end of this district to the iother the people are demand Ing a change. They want a n.:ew deal, and what the people want they generally get. Speaking of the judicial elec S::tion the early part of the week a non-partisan voter said: 'Peyton Sandoz and John ;:Lewis are two of the most able lawyers in the state. They are jboth honest and clean-cut young men. With their per oz.onal popularity and the gene r:al demand for a new deal, :conditions are certainly flat .e4ering". Reports coming in from.all sections of both pari shes point to a Sandoz-Lewis \. victory. CANE RIPENING SF. Fogleman of Morrow Brings Editor of Clarion First Cane of Season The popular Member of the Parish SSchool Board of the . Morrow section, visited The' Clarion the early part of the week and brought this office the first stalks of cane seen ' here this season. The cane was of an excellent :quality, and Mr. Fogleman re ,ports that the cane crop this , earin his section is one of the :best that he has ever seen; in fact, the crop in that section, t1generally, will be a record -breaker. :0:-. JACOBS NEWS DEPOT Contractor T. H. McKinney, is now making preparatIions for the erection of the new build ing which is to be occupied by The Jacobs News Depot Co. and the Kandy Kitchen. Car penters - are - removing - the building from the lot and as :soon as the material arrives Contractor McKinney will `start work on the new build ing. The arcade of the Princess Theatre which was on the :Jacobs lot has been taken Ao.wn and the theatre entrance is now on Court Street. RESOLUTIONS OF THE PARISH COMMITTEE Calls Primary to Nominate Party Candidate for Sheriff Be it Resolved by the Democratic Executive Committee of the parish of St. Landry, that, Whereas, a vacancy has occurred in the office of sheriff of the parish of St. Landry by reason of the death of the late Marion L. Swords; and, Whereas, his Excellency, Ruffin G. Pleasant, governor of the state of Louisiana, has called a special elec tion to be held throughout the parish of St. Landry on the 12th day of Sep tember, 1916, to fill said vacancy; and, Whereas, it will be necessary for the democratic party of the parish of St. Landry to select the nominee of said party to be voted for at said special election; therefore, be it Resolved, that a white democratic primary is hereby called to be held on August 15, 1916, for the purpose of selecting the nominee of the dem ocratic part for the office of sheriff of the parish of St. Landry. Be it further Resolved, that all persons desiring to become candidates for said office of sheriff at said primary election shall file with the chairman or sec retary of this committee their written notification of their intention to be come a candidate for said office at said prima1y, on or before 12 o'clock mid night August 8, " 1916, accompanied with his declaration of his qualifica tions to enter said primary under the laws of the state of Louisiana; that each candidate desiring to enter said primary shall, at the time of filing his notification, deposit with the chair man or secretary of this committee the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00), to be used in defraying such expenses as this committee may be called upon to defray. Be it furth er Resolved, that in the event no can didates receive a majority of the vote east at' said priinary election for said office of sheriff, then and in that event a second primary is hereby called to be held -of the 19th day -of August, 1916, at which primary the two re shall be entitled t6 become canmd dates. Be it further' Resolved, that this committee meet again on August 10, 1916, for the pur pose of selecting the commissioners and clerks of election and that each candidate who has qualified himself to enter said primary shall, on or be fore noon, the 10th day of August, 1916, submit to the chairman or sec retary of this committee the names of such persons as he shall have belected as commissioners and clerks of elec. tion, and that this committee shall proceed to select the commissioners and clerks of election in accordance with the manner provided by law SECOND RESOLUTION Be it Resolved, by the democratic executive committee of the parish of St. Landry, that, Whereas, it will be necessaly fo elect one member of the school board from the first police jury ward, one member from the third police jury ward, one member from the fourth police jury ward, one member from the fifth police jury ward and one from the sixth police jury ward at the Igeneral election to be held in the month of November, 1916; and, Wheras, a democratic primary elec tion has been called to be held on September 12, 1916, and it will be necessary at said primary election to select the nominees of the democratic party for the office of member of the school board from said wards; there fore be it Resolved, that all persons desiring to become a candidate for the office 6f member of the school board from said police jury wards are hereby re quired to file with this committee noti fication of their intention to .become a candidate for said office on or before August 18, 1916, and shall deposit with the chairman or secretgry of this com mittee, with such notification, the sum of two and 50-100 dollars, to be used in defraying such expenses as this com mittee may be required to do under the law in the holding of said primary election. Be it further Resolved, that in the event there be more than two candidates for said office from said ward, then there shall be held a second primary on the same date fixed for the holding of the judi cial and congressional primary elec tion, at w-hich said second primary those who have received the highest number of votes shall be entitled to become candidates. o -- MANSE CIRCLE" At the last election the voters of the Opelousas precinct enjoyed the inexpensive lunch served by the ladies of the Manse Circle. On Sept. 12th, this same organi zation will serve coffee, sand house square. THE CHOICE OF THE CLARION AND THE PEOPLE Candidate for Judge of the 16th Judicial District Court COMMITTEE ATTEMPTS TO CHOKE OFF OPPOSITION Body Taken Snap Judgement In Sheriff's Primary Allows Thibodeaux But Two Weeks Campaign -Action of Body Tuesday Shows Spirit of Partisanship Unheard Of In Parish The parish democratic executive committee Tuesday established an unheard of precedent in the matter of taking snap judgment on a'candi date for office. Sheriff Swords was killed on July 17. On last wqek the governor issued a call for a §pecial election to fill the vacancy, fixing said election on September 12, teie day of the judicial and congression al primary. The committee met Tuesday and fixed the nominating primary for Tuesday, August 15, when the 22d or the 29th would have been a more appropriate date and certainly showed a more liberal and fair spirit toward Mr. Thibo deaux, whose candidacy was only formally announced on the day be fore the committee met. The action of the committee was undoubtedly "cut and dried" before hand. The majority of the body, Lazaro Returns for the Campaign Congressman Ladislas Lazaro, re turned to his home at Washington, La., Wednesday and will plunge im mediately into the campaign for re election. Mr. Lazaro is opposed by Judge A. M. Barbe and District At torney T. A. Edwards, both di Lake Charles. The first primary is set for September 12th. Congressman Lazaro is now serving his second term in conigress and has made for himself an enviable record. He has been a tireless worker in the interest of the farmer and the wage earner. He worked unceasingly for the rural credits bill which has re cently been enacted into law and the establishment of twelve land banks throughout the country, authorized, New Orleans will most likely secure one of these banks which will prove of inestimable benefit to the farmers favoring Mr. Thibodeaux's oppo nent, who had been in the field since the very morning of Sheriff Swords' murder, thought tQ throt tle every chance Mr. Thibodeaux might have in a longer campaign to meet the voters and present his candidacy to them. The democrats of this parish who are not swayed by partisan prejudice should frown on such unwarranted action by the committee, which is supposed to be the representative of the de mocracy and not the machine and organ of a one-man 'faction. Mr. Thibodeaux, however, is not weakened before the people by the committee's action for the hundreds of people in this parish who wish to see a fair and square deal ir respective of factional alignment will come to his aid on election day and right a wrong which the com throughout Louisiana. The Gazette's editor who was appointed by Gov. Hall as a member of the ,Louislana rural credits commission secured from Congresman Lazaro last year !quite a lot of valuatle information and data upon this subject and we are therefore in a positi~n to know the !great service rendered in congress by Mr. Lazaro upon this long needed leg islation. Mr. Lazaro during the forty days Intervening between this and the election will address the voters in every city, town, village and hamlet in the eight parishes of this district and give an account of his steward ship. He has a legion of friends who will be glad to greet him and assure him of their former loyalty.--Kinder Gazette. mittee has attempted to perpetrate on a candidate for the party's nomi nation. The news of the commit tee's self-evident action in favor of one candidate will quickly reach every voter in the parish and that action will prove a bobmerang on those who fathered such an un democratic move. When the party machine-for the committee is nothing else-attempts to use its power to benefit one candidate against the just claims of another the people will take.an active hana in condemning such an unwarrant ed proceeding and elect the man the committee wishes to crush. 1 The voters who participate in the primary on August 15 will please bear in mind what the parish com mittee did last Tuesday. EPELOUSAS DEFEATS ABBEVILLE 8 TO 3 On last Sunday in a slow and uninteresting game the local team defeated the Abbeville aggregation by a score of 8 to 3. Opelousas' runs were scor-; ed in the first agnd second inn |ng, while Abbeville crossed the plate once in the second and twice in the fourth. :0--:o: CARD OR THANKS The undersigned wish to express their thanks to those kind friends who assisted us during .the last illness of our wife and mother, I Mrs. Luca Lupo, whose death oc curred on Friday of last week. We appreciate the loving attention of every one who came to our as sistance during our bereavement. HUSBAND AND CHILDREN. PARKER SUPPORTER AT ROSA SUPPORTER OF LEWIS Mr. Catlett of the Police Jury Will Act on Lewis Campaign Committee During the last campaign Mr. Kemp. T. Catlett of Rosa, member of the police jury from the fourth ward, was one of the prominent supporters of John M. Parker for governor. Mr. Catlett is an orator of no mean ability and can ,hold his own in any debate. Mr. John W. Lewis, candidate for district attorney, made a vigorous and active fight for Col. Pleasant, the democratic nominee for gover nor. This fact, it is understood, is being urged against Mr. Lewis in his own candidacy now in an en deavor to prejudice the former Bull Moose voters against him. Mr. Catlett, however, always himself open in his political fights, admires Mr. Lewis' political candor and writing to him not only tenders him his support but says "I am willing to make an argument from the stump anywhere in your interest. I have 'A tale to tell of the pearl-let deep, Where the wave-whelmed mariner rocks in sleep.'" Mr. Catlett is not the only sup porter of Mr. Lewis who espoused the cause of John M. Parker last April, but the virile candidate for district attorney is receiving flat tering offers from many Parker men who, like Mr. Catlett, also ad mire 'him for his manly and hon est stand for Col. Pleasant. Resolution of Sympathy Willow Camp No. 47, W. O. W. Opelousas, La., July 27, 1916 Whereas, The angel of death has Invaded the home of sovereign S. J. LeBlanc and robbed him of his 1J loved wife, Kate Edna Himel, daught er of sovereign P. U. Himel, and brought sorrow and despair into their midst; and, able woman the husband has' been bereft of his 'guiding star on life's rugged journey and the companion ship of an affectionate and devoted helpmeet, and the community of one of its most lovable members; there fore, be it Resolved, That Willow Camp No. 47, W. O. W., tender to its ibereaved Brother Sovereigns its .most profound sympathy in this their hour of sorrow and affliction, and commend them to the care and keeping of the, Great Sovereign Commander of the Universe to whose will and decree we must all bow in humble submission. May they derive consolation and comfort in the knoirledge and behalf of a happy and glorious reunion in the Great Forest beyond the skies. Be it further Resolved, That this resolution be spread upon the minutes of the camp, a copy be sent to the families of our Brother Sovereigns, and that a copy be sent to the local papers for publi cation. Committee, ELIJAH FISHER, Jr. N. M CHILD, H. BODEMULLER. Political "Slackenr" In the army, the man who sees the need of his country 'defendng its rights, yet who is unconcered when the call to arms is sounded, is termed a "slacker." Every community also has its poli tical "slackers"-men who -stand around and say so-and-so "is my man, but I do not believe he can be elected," and then goes on to state his'reasons. While such fellows may be good citizens at heart, and mean no harm by taking such a position, neverthe less, they do much harm to the candi date they pretend to apport, by ex pressing continually their doubts. This is no time for political "slack ers" in Evangeline and St. Landry par ishes! THIS IS THE TIME FOR PERSIS TENT ACTION! Those who favor Peyton Sandoz for district judge and John Lewis for dis trict attorney ought to go to work if they are not already at it, and work 'till the last ballot is counted. The op position's forces are working aud don't you forget it. If you are "afraid they can't be elected" that fright constitutes all the greater reason why you should "get busy." Lewis and Sandoz CAN be elected, they WILL be elected regardless of political "slackers," but the bigger their majority the better we will all feel. "Get. busy" brother and STA' SBUSY!-Eunce Star, (HARLES THIBODEMAJX THROWS HAT IN RINBI Popular Contractor To . Enter Contest for Sheriff - " DARIUS M. FONTENOT IS ALSO A CANDIDATE, Primary To Be Called At Early Date, And Whirlwind CanC paign Is Expected In answer to a demand by representative citizens from every section of the Empire Parish, Charles Thibodeaui has announced himself as ag candidate to succeed the late:,'i M. L. Swords as St. Landry's Sheriff. He is opposed by D. MI? Fdontenot, who was defeated for that office by Mario...: Swords in the January Pri.. mary. Mr Thibodaux is a seasoned.. _-* campaigner and has many. personal followers from onie end of the parish to the others His many friends predict ,fo him an easy victory. Since his announcement Mr: Thibodaux has visited dif-» ; ferent sections of the pariish and reports that thingsre in fine shape. All of his lid friends are working tooth and toe-nail behind him, he says,-; and has made many new ones. In speaking of his candidacy to a `representative of ,°e Clarion, Mr. Thibodeaux in part: "My opponent'sc didacy was agreeded upon day of Sheriff Swords' b by Mr. Charles Chachere,i Kelly Andrus, Mr. Henry strapes and Dr. Pavy, is I have been informed. Th thus endeavor to reach. the dead body of our S'heriff and hand the;peo of this parish a hand-p!.k candidate for that office.. T the people do not seem relish; they do not seem take to the idea of lett few office-holders and ting politicians tell the. their Sheriff shall be.; are upin aa gese justly so,4-nd ona electio that plot is going to . into such threads tht office-holders or. will have the audacity. try such an act." "And again. It Isea c rumor, and I have never it denied, that' Mr. (i will be give the pisit.on Chief - Criminal Deputy, same as held under our Sheriff. Of course, i nothing to say again;t friend Chachere, butth remains that on. tht fat Sheriff Swords and two were shot to pieces; adi , least that can be said fi Chachere is that he does know how to meet such a: ation. "And further; Mr. F has neglected to take the *J sessment throughout the pixl but just copied it from the rolls. This certainly works the disadvantage of t he payers. I will give you ap 0. emple. A man umight . owned two hundred head ofi cattle when the last assessmen.ti : was taken, but in the mean.: time disposed of same. Dy..+ copying the old rolls the AaLi. sessor would charge him wit~i the full amoun.t He would., thus pay taxes on something ,: = .'i he did not have. These rolls: have been sent to the Board of, Equalizers it is now to late t..~. rectify this grave injustice. "These are some of the rea sons why the people are up in ii :ri revolt. The opposition claim:; that they have all of the office- >i holders and professionals poolt ticians with them. Gant, The difference between my '.' opponent and me is, he has the office-holders and politicians with him and I have the peopP with me. and the people al-, ways win". Mr. Thibodeaux says that he. is going to make his appeal to a h-n t all the people, and'not depend, on the influence of any court, house ring or professional poll ticians to give him an officer that belongs to the people. Although the primary elec tion is to be held on the 15 of this month, there is ample time for the candidates to visit all sections of the parish. The general election for Sheriff's contest will be held on the 12 of September, the of the Con i gressional and Judicial Prni-,i n aries.