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Democratic State Ticket.
WILuAM V. EAant,
A. E:iToIN 'L.
Of St. Bernard.
For Attorney General:
WAIrTa Gui Ž.
For Secretary of State:
.Joi Ns T. MrI'EL.
W. S. Fr..1zEE,
Of St. Laudrv.
L. E. SMurT,
For Sup't Education:
J. V. (ALIIO:N.
^- [tradil Grans, 1900.
The Carnival commences several
weeks before Mardi Gras, balls and
social entertainments of various kinds
affording amusement to the pleastire
loving. The week immediately pre
ceding Mardi Gras, however, is just
ly considered the high tide of the sea
son for, besides the indoor entertain.
ments, all the magnificent street pa
rades of Mystic Societies are given.
This year the street pageants will be
presented in the following order:
Wednesday, Feb. 21, at night,
Nereus; Thursday, Feb. 22, at nignt,
Momus; Monday. Feb. 26, at noon,
arrival of Rex; Monday, February
26, at night. Proteus; Mardi Gras,
Feb. 27, at noon, Rex; Mardi Gras,
Feb. 27, at night, Comus.
The parades of Nereus, Momus,
Proteus and Comus will be illustrated
by the Picayune in special editions,
the beautifully executed litograpgh
pictures, in seven colors, giving a
perfect conception of the splendor of
each pageant. These papers are not
issued in advance, but are mailed the
day of each parade at the following
rates: One copy, 12 cents; two
copies, 24 cents: three copies 35
cents; four copies, comprising a full
set of the Picayune's publications,
that is one copy each of Nereus, Mo-_
mus, Proteus and Comus 45 cents.
NEW G DIDE TO NEW ORLEANS.
The Picayune has just issued the 4th
edition of the Pica; une's Guide Book
to New Orleans. It contains a'iarge,
new, engraved map of the city, 112
photo-engravings, 145 pages of letter
press, giving directions as to "what
to see and how to sre it," historical
matter of value and interest, etc..
making in all a handsome volume of
208 pages. Retail prices in New Or
Aeans, 25 cents; by mail to any ad
dress, 30 cents. Address,
New Orleans, La.
The February number of Werner's
Magazine contains a number of feat
ures not only valuable to its particu
iar class of readers, but interesting
and instructive to the general public.
While continuing to be indispensable
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RULES FOR THE
- .PRIMARY ELEC1ION. H
To The Honorable Chairman Democratic
Err t:ir' Conmuittee of Vernil
i;en Parish, La.:
Tour committee appointP'd to draft
rules for the government of the prim
any election to be holden
Ataliirda y, Karcl: 3, o1900,
respectfully submit the followtinug
Whereas, the Democratic Executive
Comriittee of Vermilion P ) rish, did on
the Gth day of .January 1000, declare
for the none nation of parish ofirmeis in
primary eloction to be held on the 3rd
iay of March 1000, tjaercfore he it re
solved, that tlte following ruses ate
hereby adapted for the governmeut of
said priiflar'y electiont
1. The polling places shall he those
established by law in the parish, the
oolis to be opened' at 7 o'clock O. m
anP to close at f; p. m., in ail parts of
the parish and t te candidates to be :o
ted thr direct by the parties voting in
said elei tion. The caontdates recei -
in, a j.lurality of all legal votes cast
shall he deemed the choice of the drn -
ocratic party for the (Alice to which
3. None shall be permitted to vote
b1t wfite roter.: who p1ldge thenms_ Ives I
to support the nominees of the primary
provided that non " shall permitted to
vote unless he be a duly qualified elec
tor under the Constitulon and laws of
this state and duly registered.
3. That the executive committee of
this parish shall appoint three commis
sioners and one clerk for each poilmg
place in the parish, to hold said elec
tion, and in the absence of any com
missioner this appointed, as herein
provided for, the voters present at the
polling place shall elect one in his stead.
Said commissioners shall be faithfully
sworn to perform their duties. That
this executive co-niruttce shall meet on
the ard day of February, 1000. at 11
o'clock a. in , and appoint the said comoi
lnaissioners, and they shall publish said
list in the newspapers for at least 20
days before the election.
4. The commissioners shall keep a
list of namues of those voting, duly num
bered, in the order in which they vote.
which list shall be kept by the (om
missioners and sworn to by them as
being cirrrect and attested by two wit
nesses. Immediately alter the closing
of the polls tho box shall be opened
and the b Hots counted in the presence
of the bystanders, and a tally she t of
the voters kept and duplicate returns
tmade out aind signed and sworn to as
corIeCt by the commissiinirs beflore
somne officer dilly gralilied to admttinis
ter oaths. If any commissioner refuse
to sign he, or those wl)ho sign, sir state
fully the reasons why e: to
sign. tine of the duplicate re th
gether with taLy sheet and ii vo
tcrs furnished by the registrars, shall
be foewatideii to the pi esideat of this
committee, at Abbeville, La., anti the
president shall not open the re:urns on
til the meeting of the committee is
provided for herein, the other return
shall be kept by the clerk of the p Hl
and by him delivered to the comnni :tve
when it miets to promulgate the
returns: tbc committe shall meet
at Abbeville. Lonisisna, on the
6th day of March, 1900, and compile
the vote and promulgate the result of
secrethry shall produce the returns of
election ma e to him.
Provided that in the absence or in
ability. to obtain a proper officer that
iany registered voter be empowered to
ad'linister the oath to the commis
5. 'rho registrar of voters of this
parish is requested to furnish a certi
fied list of registered voters in this par
ish to the commissioners of election in
each precinct and no one shall be per
witted to vote unless his name appears
on the list furnished by the registrar or
presents a certificate of registration I
But any person offering to vote whose
name does not appear on said list can
require the commissioners to make a
record of his offer, stating his name,
residence and officers for whom he
wishes to vote, and if, on examination
of the records in the registrar's office,
it be found that he had duly registered
his vote shall be Oied for the per
son he favored. Th" examination to!
be made by the executive comnittee
when they meet to compile the returns.
6. Be it further resolved that the
ballots shall be furnished by the corn
mittee; they shall be printed on white
paper, stating under the title of each
office the names of all the candidates who
aspire to same. Each candidate for
ward offices wishing to submit to the
primary election shall give written no
tice of that intention to the secretary
of this committee fifteen days before
the election, and signify in said notice
his willingness to abide by theresultof
That the committee ascertain the
probable cost of printing tickets and I
holding said primary election and pro- I
rate the expense among the candidates
for parochial offices 30 days before the
Your committee leaves to your Hon.
body the question of determing wheth
er or not the names of candidates for
war4 ocicers be printed on the general
ticket. Respectfully submitted,
C. J. EDWARDS,
brings icy c -ar It's for the
];other to decidc. tgodhat
and a strong we no-luly organiom,
m'p.. rhood but " d to t wroan's
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ccr a senruwe ;vonos;U crc'ar" .rni,
croing1C voutn_ t'7.uss's0r
weak vwo:- n w.-ho hrdtev e
barren. It purdles, !:c-As, rý^ ,_. esi
and streagtd ens, tand iz; gaocý fr alli
wonmen at till t: es. No d::7 -ist"
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For ad vice ir caserq ngpcl
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Notice in " Inventive Age" " k
Book "How to obtain Patents
Charges moderate. No fee till patent is secured.
Letters strictly confidential. Address
E. G. SIGGERS, Patent Lawyer, Washington, D.C.
The public is hereby warned not!
to hunt, cut tmbcer. or tresjass on
any hind owrn-d by me, under pen
alty of the liw.
March 5- 98. Sol mon WISE.
:Eilterin my pa tiie and stock
ranch on (lhIire nti ''lrre, without
my Consent is for bidden. A ny per- I
ion trespussing on said premni-es will
he pro-ecuted to the full extent oJ
the law. AUROnE DI FnANTrE,
Widow Louis Laporre.
Abbeville, lnuniah v 4, 1896.
The undersigned hereby notifi
hunters not to hunt within their
enclosures from teit after this date:
othe-wi-e they 1 e prosecuted to
the full cxt4' * e law.
F 'x Brounesrd,
i"' j. C. Heberi,
Alex. R. Broussard.
Pierre R. Br rd,
December 4, 1897.
$3,000 CASH PRIZE CONTEST,
The Atlanta Constitution's Great Offer of 1900-The Obtton R
ceipts at New Orleans. from September to April-FalI Stati
tics Given for Your Guidance-An Unparalelled Offer for Qua
The Atlanta Constitution offers a $3,000
cash prize contest for January, February
and March, 1900, -as follows:
To the person sending a yearly sub
scription to The Weekly Constitution, to
gether with the correct estimate on the
cotton receipts at New Orleans during
the first seven months of the present
cotton year (September 1, 1899, to April
$1,500 it estimate is received during
$1,000 0t estimate is received during
$500 if estimate is received during March.
The above are for the exact estimates;
there are besides these six prizes, rang
ing along, $500, $400, $250, $150, $125 and $75,
amounting to $1,500, that will be paid out
sure for the six nearest estimates to
the New Orleans cotton receipts at any
time during the three months of the con
test. But you hit it exactly during Jan
uary and secure the full $1,500 prize
The Constitution believes somebody will
hit the figures exactly and expects to
pay out the full amount of the prizes
offered-$3,000 in all. In a Constitution
contest upon the same subject in S1)6
Mr. R. T. Poole, of Capels Mills, N. C.,
hit the exact figures and received a
check for $1,000 as his prize. Mr. Poole
did not try to swell himself up at once,
but very generously paid off a mort
gage on his father's home place and with
the balance he very wisely educated him
self at Trinity college, Durham, N. C. He
is now doing well in business in North
Carolina and lives still near his old home.
It is needless to say he is a warm friend
of The Constitution.
As a guide in making estimates upon
the New Orleans 'ort receipts, The Con
stitution gives the following figures, com
piled from statistics of the past four
N. 0. rect!. N. O. recta Total 17. R.
SEASON. Sep. 1- whole year. crop for
Itch. 1. Sep.1-Aug.31. season.
15895-96. . ....1.620,974 1,812,167 7.157,346
196-97..... ..1,936,5S7 2.102.470 8,757.9864
1897-938... . ..2,432,315 2.576,165 11,199,^94
1898-99. ..1,854,153 2,130,296 11,274,542
The Constitution's market page will
give each week the port receipts for.the
cotton season from which you can always
see the New Orleans port receipts from
September 1, 1899, up through the Friday
immediately preceding the publication.
This will keep you posted to within two
or three days of the time you send in
It is believed that some of the Texas
crop, that as a rule is sent in bulk to
New Orleans, will be diverted this year
to other points because of the quaran
tine regulations against New Orleans.
The effort of Louisiana to have quaran
tine raised by injunction from United
States courts will not have very soothing
effect upon the direction of cotton ship
ments to New Orleans. This is mentioned
simply as a pointer in making up esti
mates; how much to allow, it anything,
for this cause must be left to each man's
The $3.000 contest is an express contract
to which The Constitution will stand !n
every particular. Yet it is in its nature
simply an advertisement by which The
"nstitutton, combined with this paper
may be made better known in this corn
munity. Send us the subscription to The
Constitution and our paper at the ad
vert'sr'l price of the two and with it
your estimate on the New Orleans port
receipts, and we will forward all together
for you. On April 1st we trust a $1,5()
check will reach some of our subscribers
to help make times even more easy
round a~out us.
The 'Weekly Constitution for 1900 will
be better than ever before. Its special
news features are unsurpassed. The Boer
British war, the Philippine and Cuban
operations, the busy session of the most
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important congress that bas ever t
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The ringing edito of The Co
sneaking right out in meeting
what it meant in thb advocary of r
democratic doctrine and in behalf 4t .
great interests of tbh masses of our plal
peop!e, and protecting them fala t
grasping greed 6? those iv io would wig
their earnings (oii their helpless hagag
are alone worth the subscription plrie
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The Constitution has long stood as the
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shafts deep into the errors and evils
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ize against the trust that would inse* '
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terials for the home compost Ia,
taking up the cudgel in behalf t ,
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sound and valid, and ought to be
The bulwark of the, people's tights
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