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L. xxv. LAFAYETTE, LA., SATURDAY. MAY 3, 1890. NUMBER 35.
ýlOti0n of Judge of the 25th Judicial
Composed of the Parishes
yette and Vermilion.
STATE OF LOUISIANA,
by the resignation of the Hon.
BhIebaillon, the office of Judge of
inial District of this State, com
I Parishes of Lafayette and Ver
parnt; and whereas it is made the
,4b Governor to order an election to
s re. I, Francis T. Nirlbolls,
of the State of Louisiana, have
to issue this my proclamation
im l*tian'to be held in the Pariih
Sand Termilion, constituting
1411 District of' this State, on
Ihe 27th day of MAY, 1890. from
in the morning until six o'clock
n. at such places as may be
by thbeegal local authorities of
for .e purpose of electing one
25h indicial District of this
the unexpired term of the Hon.
IOI1, resigned; and I do hereby
lge the Returning Officers, the
-o lo Registrars of Voters, the
of eleoti~m .and all tither ofif
co Oqps in s parishes, tp
to e t to.'u1ie on the day
to i e a a et "tns thereof, In
in efanorsaity with the general
E thih State.
nmy ,signature and the Seat of
L~oulsas. at the City of li ton
eatth day of March, A. D.. 1910.
. R'ANCIS T. NICHOLL,
Governer of Louisiana.
at Secretary of States
to a proclamation issued by
lenocy, Rrpacis T. Nicholls, Gov
Slate of Iouisiana, dated at the
Rouge, 'hMarch 29th, 1890, the
of the parish of Lafayette are
thaten election will be held
AY, AIAY 17tb, A. D., 1800, from
Ia the fotemaon until 6 o'clock in
or, the p o of electing one
tah ~5eh al District of this
of tpirshee of Lafayette
16a, to fit the un~epiped term of
. rr Debaiilon, resigned.
lowfa poiis will be opene'd in each
Iact. Irm the hours of 7 o'clock
elock '. M. on the day above
the purpose of receiving the
1jnalified voters of the parish of
poll 1, it Hervillien Siffoneaux,
ter, Chides A. Guidry add C. C.
poll$2, at Jules Guidry'u. Charles
Honord Bonnier ahd Joseph
S; eiFdrd Hoffpauit's. An
. T'h" l Breaux, St, and
Sat tletbule Doucet's, Rob.
Cbloiule 1thticet and Aimd D.
ý, at Guilbean's halt, Caren.
rd, Alcide Brqaseard and
i1 it Court House, Arthur
GreI , and Aired Chargois, comn,
.poil' Alellerin & Mouchetr,
, A uchet and Simoxtet
ol , at Eraste Bonin's. Eraste
.Landry and Eloi Bonln, com
9. at 8chol house, broussatd.
Olivier, Thomas Bower and
it, 16', at firmin Guidry's, Fir.
Horace Martin and Paul De.
e naamed oommnissionere will make
sae the undersigged according
of the Pariah of Lafayette.
drawn tor a ifeoolal fjn
e.(3) of Act 35 approved
fqr the May. Term of-th
Die&tot Court iuhans for the
yette, Lou eiana, to commence
tihe 12th, 1890, to-wit r
oiu.. .. .th
*........ h "?
ci the otilginal lfet
le of record la m7"
A. D., 1890.
$ v 'Clerkot ox
i allF rr aegu
THE LOTTERY AND BRIBERY.
The question of bribery, and how it
will operate, is very forcibly presented
by Hon. E. H. Farrar, of New Or
leans, in an interview with the New
York Herald. He says:
"I am opposed to the extension of
the Lottery charter even if they should
bind themselves to pave the State
with gold. An extension of that char
ter means the perpetual domination
of a corrupt power in politics and the
political slavery of the people of this
State. No arrangewent the State can
make with the Lottery is anything
more than a revocable license. Such
an agreement, as decided by the Su
preme Court of the United States, is
outside of the domain of contract and
entirely within the domain of police
power; therefore, it rests entirely in
the good will of the granting power.
The grant of a lottery charter being,
therefore, precarious, the Lottery
Company will be compelled to protect
it. The more valuable the grant, the
greater the incentive to protect it.
Now, the only way they can protect
.such a grant, is by perpetually con
trolling the majority of every Legisla
ture that may hereafter be elected in
this State. They must, therefore, be
a perpetual factor in politics, and a
factor only in corruption, because it is
only by the exercise of such wide
spread corruption in the future as they
notoriously exercised in the past that
they can hope to control a majority of
all future legislatures. They will then
be brought into such relations with
the whole gamut of politics that they
will necessarily end by controlling the
whole politics of the State. The re
sult of this will be that all honorable
and' independent men will be excluded
frrna public office, and no man who
will now bow his head to the degrad
ing yoke can ever hope to obtain any
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every case of fever of any kind, Malarial
Fever. Swamp Fever, Bilious Fever.
Chills and Fever. Ague and Jaundice,
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for the reason that it does not produce
buzzing in the ears, and because it acts
on the Liver and bowels and at the same
timý a perfect antidote for Malarial
Poit. It does not contain arsenic,
stryhnine or mercury, but does contain
Iron and is the best tonic. It gives
strehgth, restores the appetite and pre
vents the return of the Fever. Take it
according to directions on bottle (in Eng
lish;German, French and Spanish), and
if It does not benefit you the. price $1.00
will be refunded. Sold and guaranteed
by the Moss Pharmacy.
WAsmHIoGTo, April 21.-Consul
McLean, in his report to the Depart
nment of State, calls attention to the
wonderful success of sisal culture to
the Bahamas, and expresses the firm
belief thit it may also be very success
ful in ttie'Gulf section of the United
States, as quantities of the sisal plants
are found growing in a native state
aleog the coast of Florida.
]Re says of the industry in the Ba
bamas, that there is no doubt of suc
cessatid a source of wealth to all con
eerned, as it has passed beyond the
stage :eperiment. The poorer and
more sterile soil shows good results,
and the plant flourishes where ordina
ny egetatioa seems almodI impossible
totrive. I; will live without rain to
moisten the soil. You can scarely ex
ter ' nate it if you try. It requires
fit cultivation qld at an expense
' that of almiit any other agri
c a product, and its valhe is subs
tam1. The discovery that it grows
tauneously in Florida is considered
very' important as evidence of the
prakticthility of its production in this
& &usted has wood sawed' and spilt.
1h he delivers at five dollars a cord
Th~lng the public for their past patron,
hopes to share a portion in the
fu .The public is invited to call at
hi ldencq from 1 10 5 o'clock, p. m.,
iva Saturday, when you can inspect
and he can ve you hishperuon
1tentioiý,, All otders left at hie pest.
o box wi l receive prompt attention
*?E JEWEL IN HER RING.
recent'guest at the Hotel Bruns
is the wife of a petroleum prinu
w a aever deserted his native
kl, the Pennsylvania oil regions
Tie lady wears on her left hand a
iar ring. It is a circlet of rare
tssurroundi g a bit of rare
Sues -odd. An' ac
begvsa iticed, this' foi
*d yuaudmarvelfed' overf it S
,.. adr.me for asingsuch as ues
ýwht °i the strange white
ýý ;ý Y C9 I ý a
WINNIE DAVIS TO MARRY.
The New York Herald's Syracuse
special correspondent says:
I have verified a report of a very
interesting nature, which has materi
alized into a fact of great significance,
and cannot fail to attract the widest
attention both in Europe and Ameri
ca. It is nothing more or less than the
announcement made to very intimate
friends here of the marriage of Miss
Winnie Davis, the eldest daughter of
Jefferson Davis, the late President of
the Southern Confederacy, to Mr. Al
fred Wilkinson, of this city, the grand
son of Samuel J. May, the great Abo
The story of the courtship is most
romantic. Miss Winnie Davis came
North some four years ago to visit Dr.
Thomas Emery, of the firm of D. Mc
Carthy & Co., in this city. It was her
first visit to the old Abolitionist strong
hold, and she was consequently quite
anxious to meet the society of Syra
cuse. At one of the receptions given
iri her honor she was introduced to
Mr. Alfred Wilkinson. It wvill be re
membered that Miss Winnie received
a very cool reception in one or two
houses here, and this treatment of the
"Daughter of the Confederacy" is
said to have brought her and Mr. Wil
kinson in very close relations. He re
sented the coolness shown her, and
gallantly championed her cause. The
friendship thus engendered between
them blossomed into love in due time.
Miss Winnie, later on, went to Europe
with a cousin of hers, and is still
there. Mr. Wilkinson, some two
months ago, crossed the ocean to see
Miss Davis and spent several weeks
with her sightseeing on the continent,
and pressing his suit. When he re
turned they were betrothed.
Mr. Wilkinson is a bright and prom
isingyoung lawyer here, about twenty
eight years of age. His income is
quite fair; but Mr. Wilkinson is not a
rich man. It is a love match. The
young man, however, moves in the
very best society here, and stands
highin the estimation of the commun
ity. The actual time for the wedding
has not been set, but it is understood
that the date will be in the near fu
ture. It is vaguely hinted that there
is no very remote connection between
the European trip and the e.dding
WILL CURE CROUP !
TERREBONNE PARISH, Oct. 1st, 1888.
Mn. F. GocAux: Dear Sir,-A few nights
ago my boy (aged nine years) woke up at 2
o'clock with a very bad case of croup. Re
membering what you told me of your treat
ment of your own child in a similar case, I
immediately gave him a dose of your Anti
Asthmatic mixture and made him inhale the
smoke of the powder. I noticed a slight
change for the better and in 15 minOtes, gave
him another dose of the mixture which seem
ed to relieve him considerably. I continued
to give him the mixture every 15 minutes (2
tea-spoonsfull at a time) and at half past two
smoked him again, in just one hour be was en
tirely cnred. Although he has had the croup
before, I had never seen him so bad and I was
really very anxious, but thanks to your mix
ture (which by the way I am never without)
I think I saved my boy's life. If this can be
of any use to you, you are at liberty to use it
and refer to, Yours truly,
EDGARD J. RICHARD,
Gen'l Merobandise Store,
A BEAUTIFUL O cbY.
In answer to a correspondent the
Louisville Courier-Journal gives the
"To settle a dispute, please give the
proportions of a beautiful body. I
mean beautiful from an artistic point
of view, not an athletic one.
J. M. J."
The height of the body should be
exactly equal to the distance between
th tips of the middle fingers of each
hand when the arms are fully extend
ed. Ten times the length of the hand,
oreseven and a half times the length
of the foot, or five times the diameter
of the chest from one arm-pit to the
other, should also gis e the height of
the whole body. T b distance from
the junction tf the thighs to the
ground should be the same as from
that point to the crown of the head.
The knee should be precisely midway
between the junetion of the thighs
andse bottom of the heel. The dis
ilroi the elow to the 4 of the
middle fingt bhohut be the ese as
from the elbowtQ th middl line Of
the breast. m top of th id
to the level 4 ia shouI.b'e1io
sam a from 1tthe toe.
1The recent etwil of the :otton
crop of the Punjs, Britih IhTliu,
sho that the-cotto inddstryis grea
upreadin~ in, that co r -The
*y eyield is _h la ~~~red.
POPE LEO XIII.
HIS VIEWS ON THE LABOR QUESTION.
The London Herald prints the re
port of an interview with the Pope:
In discussing the labor question His
Holiness dwelt upon the necessity for
improving the moral condition of both
workmen and employes.
He said that he intended to form a
committee in every diocese in the
world whose duty it would be to call
the toilers together on every feast and
rest (lay, and discuss their duties and
teach and inspire them with morality.
Sound rules of life, said the Pope,
must be founded upon religion.
The committees which he proposes
to form are to consist of workmen or
of those sympathizing with workmen,
and a bishop is to be at the head of
Referring to a suject of a Eurepean
disarmament he said ,the mjlitary life
surrounded thousanlds of young men
with violent and immoral inflences
and crushes and degrades them.
Armies drain countries of their
wealth. They withdraw labor from
the soil, overtax the poor, impoverish
the populace, set the people against
each other, and intensify national jeal
ousies. They are anti-Christian. The
doctrine of arbitration as accepted by
America is the true principle, but most
of the men controling Europe do not
desire the truth.
We desire to say to our citizens, that
for years we have been selling Dr.
King's New Discovery for Consump
tion. Dr. King's New Life Pills,
Bucklen's Arnica Salve and Electric
Bitters, and have never handled rem,
edies that sell as well, or that have
given such universal satisfaction. We
do not hesitate to guarantee them
every time, and we stand ready to re
fund the purchase price, if satisfactory
results do not follow their use. These
remedies have won their great popu
larity purely on their merits. Wm.
THE LAST TIME HE SAW HIM.
The fortunes of war are strange.
One day in the Southern Hotel at
St. Louis, a few months ago, J. B.
McCullagh, the editor of the Globe
Democrat, was sitting reading a news
paper when a gentleman walked up,
and extending his hand, said:
'-H9w do you do, Mr. McCullagh?"
The editor put out his hand and
said: "How do you do, sir?"
"You don't seem to know me," the
"Oh, yes, I do," said Mr. McCullagh
"Well, who am I?" enquired the
"I'll answer you in this way," said
Mr. McCullagh. "The last time I
saw you was in 1863, in the pilot
house of the gunboat (naming it) in
the river before Fort. Donelson.
'There were three of us in the pilot
house-you, myself, and the pilot
when a shell struck us, carrying away
the pilot house, and killing one man
and wounding another. I was un
hurt. Now, if it was Morrison was
killed by that shell, your name is
Reilly; and if it was Reilly who was
killed, you are Morrison. I remem
ber your voice perfectly, but I cannot
call your name."
Mr. McCullah was right. , The man
who stood before him was Reilly, the
pilot, who was not killed.
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Cures Sick Headache, cures Tidiges
tion, cures Costiveness, cures Torpid Liv
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ant, prompt and reliable. Price 25c. Sold
at Moss Pharmacy.
AN OLD DITTY EXPLAINED.
You all know the oM "Sing a Song
of Sixpence." Have you ever read
what it meant?
The four-and-twenty black-birds
represent twenty-four hours. The
bottom of the pie is the world; the
top crust is the sky that over-arches it.
The opening of the pie is day-dawn,
when: the birds begin to sing, and
surely such a sight is "a daibty dish
to set bgfore the king."
The king, who isrepreseed as si
ting in his parlor eduntin hF money1
is the sue; while the gol' ees tht
slip thidigh his figers enun
shine. The .queen, 40 in the
dark kitchen, is the ý arid the
honey with which a.& re lihrself
is the moonlight
The industrious J who is in the
garden at work before;, k i-e
sun-hi risen, the day h
clothes she hangs obite
while the bird which- o t ends
the soh ig by, "nppu 'off heROSis
* of w,'vth
COTTON STALK BAGGING.
A dispatch from Augusta, Ga.,
says : Few fights have been more bit
ter than that waged by the southern
cotton planters, individually and as
alliance men, on the jute bagging
trust. Rather than use the jute arti
cle, planters have sent cotton to this
market, the second largest inland one
of the country, covered with sheeting
and pine straw bagging, at a net loss I
of over a dollar a bale. Pine straw,
bear grass, palmetto and Spanish bay
onet fibers have been used, but found
objectionable in one way or another.
Wm. F. Jackson, a young lawyer
of this city, began about six months
ago experimenting with southern stalk
fiber. He secured a machine patent
ed to develop South American fibers,
and began running cotton stalks
through. He removed the pulp and
skin from the stalks by a heavy pres
sure and slow rolling process, water.
carrying off the whole residue.. He
took the fiber to a. carding machine
and secured an article of about the
same tenacity and color as jute yanks.
At the jute bagging factory of I. C.
Todd, of Patterson, N. J., he was
three days getting his mill into shape
for weaving. Mr. Todd, an experien
ced man in the bagging business, pro.
nounced the cotton stalk article all
that could be asked by the trade.
Mr. Jackson has just returned from
New York and the cotton circles here
are jubilant. He has his process cov
ered by letters patent in this country,
Canada, Mexico, India, Central Amer
ic and all the European countries.
He can pay $2 a ton for the stalk de
livered at railroad stations and manu
facture at 71 cents a yard-a price
that defies the jute men to understand
at pro t-an article out of what has
been a nuisance, the stalk, for which
the farmer will now find a ready mar
ket. It is estimated that $8,000,000
that went for jute bagging will be
kept in the country.
Mr. Jackson makes a good business
showing. By trial his bagging is
shown to be less imfiammable. than
jute. It weighs about 2t to the yard
and on as average 7 yards are requi
red to a bale.
Mr. J. J. Doughty; a cotton expor
ter, says that not a man in a thousand
who handles cotton every day could
detect at first glance a difference in
the cotton stalks and jute bagging.,
The local article is somewhat softer
and a shade darker when close cqm
parisons are made, but it will not tear.
and takes marking legibly. Cotton
circles are delighted, as the planter's
odposition to jute has been a sore tri
al to the merchants. The. annual
stalk yield will bale three yearly crops
of cotton. A prominent jute dealer
saw the new bagging and was reticent.
He did. not card to be interviewed.
Mr. Jackson. has no schedule yet, but
says the headquarters for his mills and
offices will be in Augusta, though he
may have to go over to Tennessee and
Alabama iron fields to locate his ma
JEWS FROM TEXAS.
Jame MoLLan, VrcE CoxsurrAT3 or DiNMARE
Taos. H. SwENaEY, VIcS CozsULATc or
Galveston, Tex., Dec. 2, 1889.-Dr. F. Gon
aux, Hooma. La.: Dear Sir-Although skep
tical regarding the merits of your.Anti-Asth
ma Mixture (having been.experimepted upon
by a number of "sureceure" people, invaria
bly resulting in deterioration), I was finally
induced to try same, to my surpcise and grat
ification beneficially. It had heretofore for
seventeen years been.a practice of mine to
become violently sick at least twice a week,
imaking life a small sized "hell on earth" for
me, preventing attendance to business.en
gagements. etc., but now I can tlankfiul!y say
that I do not expect to return to. my old rou
tine lifed ever again. I have never deriyed so
much benefit from anything ever taken before
and sincerely recommend your mixture to all
unfortunates afflicted with that most distress
Iog of diseases, and if necessary will make
affidayit to the fact that I can relieve myself
almoat instantaneously. Yours very sincere
ly, W. J. HOUSE.
WHAT SALT IS GOOD FOR.
For relief for beartun or dyspe
0ia, drink a .ittle cold water in which
hlasbeen djesmlved £ teaspoon of salt.
it* etaina qn linen san be taken
out Ri the stain is first Washe4 in strong
sal~tand waxer and then sponged with
for weedk in the gram put a 'ach
or two of alt in the .middlI qt each(
and nles a shower washes it of, it
wi kill thi weeds.
For staizs~on hands nothing, isbe
le than salt rwith enough lenion4 ju
to neoiaten if, rub on the , spots
the# wash l in clean water.
a basi of water,,salt of coirse,
to the bottomn; so never soak uait
ish with the skin down, ,as, the salt
will fall to the skin and remain there.
Salt and mus d a teaspoonful of
each, followed with sweet. oil and
wWilk. is a anib
THE MERMAID MYTH AGAIN.
JACKSONVILLE, FLA., April 19.
The Evening Metropolis has the fol
lowing: W. W. Stanton, mate of the,
schooner Addie Shaefler, now lyingat
the market-house dock, while fishing
for bass 300 miles off St. Augustine
drew in his line and found entangled
therein the strangest fish, if it is a fish
that has ever been caught. This
strange creature is about six feet long,
pure white and scaleless. The head
and face are wpnderfully, human in
shape and feature. The shoulders ara
well outlined and t much resemble
those of a woman and the breasts are
well defined and: show considerable
development, while the hips and ab-.
domen continue the human resem
blance. In all there are four flippers,
two of which are placed at the lower
terminations of the body and give one
the impression that nature made an
effort to supply the strange creature
with lower limbs. .
Mr. Stanton confesses, to quite a
fright on first sight of his quber prize,.
which on being drawn on board .gve
unttdance to a low moaning cry, which
might easily have been mistaken foi
the sobbing, of a baby. ' Itis extreme-j
ly unfortunate that. Mr. Stanto. did
not succeed in keeping. the creature
alive, -which he thinks might have
been done, as the strange qbject.lived.
two days after being .taken. TherA4
die Sheafler has been thronged al day
by curious visitors, who.express mach.
wonder and astonishment,. at , the.
strange object. Mr. Stanton after vi¶
sitiuig several ports and showing his
queer catch, will donate it to the,
Smithsonian ,Istitute. The fisk or,
mermaid is in a large six feet jar, in
By order of Gov, J. B, Gordon, e
t eorgia, General Cpiumander of the
Confederate Veterans, there will be
held in Chattanooga, a general renag
ion of sa-Confederates on July 18, _4
and 15 next.
The local committee appointe r,
the purpose of tracing the Con t .
lines and commands on the h
.fields of Chichamauga invite Osd
erate soldiers who participated i 'the
battle to co-operate with them on the
13th of May next and sueceeding days.
in. the propopd work,: with the .at.
that the visitin comrades at t0hr e.
union inay ely find, and recogaize
the ground where they fought.
A oablegra from Paris to a North.:
era contemporary says: "M. Arnaud.
has contplqte& and sent to Ban. Fran
cisco the wedding dress oj Miss Fair,.
who is to be married mi June to few&
man Oelrichs. The dress is of white
datin, manufactured at Iyons eape
dially for Miss Fair. It is ,covered
with rare Alencon and Argenton lace,;
which vwas. purchased p.ice by peiee
from lace collectorsasid curiosity shops
and which is not at all m~nufaetured
now. The train, three yards and aý
half long is covered with lace a ha
Louis XIV. A drapery of lace trms.
the bottom of the front skirt, held by,
benches of orange blossoms. The,
sleeves are of satin, covered with lace,,
and the neck is fnished by a high
Medici collar of lace. The veil is of.
white. tulle, to be fastened by a spray;
of orange blossoms. The cost of, this'
dainty wedding garment was $5000."
It is .bot known to many persoup.
that the common elder bush of our.
country is a great. safeguard agaiost
devastation by insects, . If any one.
will notice, it will be found that worms
and insects never. touch the.. elder.
Last year I scattered the leaves of
the elder thickly . over th ; cabbage,.
cucumber, sqixashes and othes plants.
in the kitchen garden that .wre sub
ject to the ravages of insects And it.
worked effectrially. One of our neigh-.
bor women told me .that. she tried put.
tiing branches of the elder through.the
plum trees, and that ant
abundant crop of fruit. " 5d
find out, for ` urseU and~I~ how
good it i. ýirg.,.
Mr. J. F. Mastersy. CashIer of namtt
& Co.'s Bank at Wavarey, i.Oh, as
"I consider Chtapberlain's.Voughdhes
dy the bet I aeued, AMteruuIng sei -
eral other ag th, taledj
it audit ly ueredmeafter years oLt
sufeing. *tha an abs sough at r
throat tuai~bk'eý 40 teat otles for slo
1 he laetfad in '
small pieces, not higger
arevery o ot, T t
much uperior tofea hs
newspaper. areprinting apasf~
them ,for hospitas New n
not nice to uPapt
greable odor ofprntr'
brown t white paper ox
and envelopes are the but,