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THE CLARION.
Published Every Saturday by the
St. Landry Printing and Publishing Co.
(LIMITED.)
Harmony Union No. 664 meets at Big
Cane the first and third Saturdays of each
month, J. A. Boyd president, W. C. Flesh
man secretary.
Opelonsas Union No. 451 meets every
other Saturday at 4 p. m.. in Chachere's
HalL J. J. Thompson, president; S. M. Pe
ters, secretary.
Fairview Farmers Union No. 689 St.
Landry Parish, Louisiana, meets at Belle
vue church, first Saturday in each month.
M. It. Wilson president, J. P. Smith vice
president. HI. C(. Peckham secretary. Jules
Boutte treasurer, A. J. Morgan chaplain,
J. S. Hazelwood lecturer, J. E. Daily door
keeper.
Resolutions Adopted by the Parish
Farmers' Union. January 5, 1891.
Resolved, that this convention strongly
endorses the ST. LANDRY (LARION and re
commend it to the public as a reliable, un
subsidized, honest local newslaper, devot
ed to the interests of the people and hostile
to all monopolies;
Resolved further, that this convention
recommend and advise all the subordinate
Unions in this parish, to officially aid and
support the CLAlONs, and use their influ
ence to inicrease its circulation and patron
atesolved further, that it be selected as
the Official Organ of our Order in this par
ish.
Whereas, the La. State Lottery is trying
at the present time to subvert the wishes
of the people of this State, by mandamus,
and papers sent out by the Progressive
League, and also by a subsidized press
owned by men acting for or in the interest
of said lottery; therefore, be it
Resolved, that the Farmers' Union of the
parish of St. Landryt , at Turkey Creek as
sembled, do most solemnly reiterate their
opposition to this hydra-headed' monster.
and affirm most positively that we will not
support any papers in or out of this State.
in favor of the Louisiana or any other lot
tery, and that we will oppose with all our
manhood and energy the election of any
man to office in this State, or parish, who
is in favor of lotteries.
Official Journal of the Farmers' Unions
-OF THE
PARISH OF ST. LANIItY.
Olicial Journal of the Town of Opelousas
3ficial Journal of St. Landry Parish.
OPEI OUSAS, LA.. APRIL 4th, 1891.
Pittsburgh coal at E. H. Vordenban
men's lumber yard.
Henry Bloch has been appointed
postmaster at Opelousas.
E. H. Vordenbaumen sells pine lum
ber at $12 per M ft.
A civil term of the District Court
will begin here next Monday.
The A-tak-a-pa Family and Planta
tion Remedies for sale by all Druggists.
The town authorities have had most
of the streets worked, and the side
walks repaired or leveled.
Mr. Ware is having a derrick erect
ed on the Courthouse square, to put
down the artesian well.
Mr. John D. Currie, of Ville. Platte,
has heed appointed a notary public for
this parish.
The Parish Farmers' Union met at
Bellevue Hall, seven miles south of
Opelousas, last Thursday.
It is reported that John Saunier, of
prairie Soileau, is dead-he has suf
fered from consumption for many
years.
The Weekly New Delta, one of the
best weeklies in the State, will be fur
nished with this paper at the low price
of $2,75 per year. Now is the time to
subscribe.
Hon. John McEnery died in New
Orleans, March 28th inst., of pneu
monia, aged 58 years. He was a native
of Virginia, and came to this State
when two years old.
: Washington telegrams say it is re
ported in the state deparment there
that eighteen Americans had been ar
rested at Florence, Italy, and impri
soned; but the report was not credited.
March 31st was cool with a dry
north wind, with every indication that
the weather would remain so for
several days. But the weather fooled
us on April Ist, which was a cloudy,
wet day.
On Wednesday evening, April 8th
inst., the Young :Men's Athletic Club
will give a Grand Variety Show and
Musical Concert, at the O. P., L. & I).
Hall in Opelousas, to wind up with a
Grand Ball. Admission, 50 cents.
The Courier has made a discovery :
that the town printing has not been
let out according to law, "as no notice
of any kind calling for bids to do the
town printing was ever published at
all, and the only publication relating
to the subject appeared in the minutes
of that body some time previous
which minutes were only published
once-not ten days." Well, the notice
for bids was published in the proceed
ings in the columns of the Courier,
which was the official paper, more
then ten days before the meeting at
which the bids were to be considered;
therefore the law was complied with in
this respect, and the Courier is estop
ped from pleading ignorance of its own
publication. The law does nbt require
a publication on ten separate days.
The CLARION, which might have plead
ignorance, put in a hid on the knowl
edge gained from the Courier's public
ation. In regard to security, that can
easily be given. Did the Courier ever
give any security as official paper; if
not it never was legally the official
paper, according to its own showing.
But when the town is getting its pub
lications done for nothing, what more
can it want ?
JIOEEY.
Money, from a moral standpoint,
has been called "the root of all evil."
The evil comes in having too much or
not enough of it. Some, who have
too much money, commit excesses,
sins, and crimes, they would never be
guilty of if they had to earn the
money they wantonly squander.
Money is a great power; and some
who have too much of it for their
own proper needs, use it to oppress
their follow men. Others who have
too little of it, commit crimes to get
more. Money is a concomitant of
civilization ; so is Asiatic cholera of
religion-for it originated in the
pilgrimages to Mecca.
There is no such thing strictly
speaking as paper money; or rather,
paper money, so-called, is not strictly
speaking money. Money is that
which will be taken in payment of
debts or the purchase of commodities
and of property generally, without any
reference to any security behind it.
Paper money must always have this
security, and therefore it is a mere
promise to pay, and is taken in pay
inent always with reference to this
ulterior payment or redemption. A
prommissory note may be taken in
payment, if the signers or endersers
are considered financially good; and
such a note might be considered
paper-money to that extent. Any
person can issue tickets like baker-and
butcher bons, etc., which are good to
the extent of the confidence people
ha'e inmeir redemption. But they
are not money. Money must have in
trinsic value, and be good without re
gard to the character of those who
hold it. None of the paper currency
of the United States government, or of
the national banks, is money; it is
merely a promise to pay, and the peo
ple receive it and use it because of
their confidence in the fulfillment of
the promise. The Confederacy issued
paper money, but where is it? Any
gold or silver coined by the Confeder
acy would still be money though under
the coinage of another government. A
government, as the United States did
during the war, wants more money
than it can get by annual taxation; it
issues paper promises to pay in the
shape of interest bearing bonds or
non-interest bearing notes. The bonds
are sold at a discount from their face
value, which the purchaser makes in
addition to the interest. The govern
ment requires certain taxes to be. paid
in gold, to be used in redeeming the
bonds; therefore bondholders are op
posed to a free silver coinage, and op
posed to gold and silver being on the
same footing. If the people did not
support the government by paying
taxes, the governmen paper money
or promises to pay would not be worth
a continental. By universal custom
of the civilized commercial world, sil
ver and gold are money. Some Other
metals are money to a very limited
extent. The government can not
make money, except in the technical
sense of coining it; the people of the
world have made silver and gold
money, and no government can change
their decision. Despotic efforts to do
so will always result in financial dis
aster. There is not enough gold in
circulation in this country, to serve
the wants of the people. Statistics
showing that such an amount of gold
has been coined, is no proof that any
thing like all of it is in circulation.
Besides, the great and continuous in
crease in population; the great rail
road, manufacturing and agricultural
expansion of the past twenty-five years,
and which is being accelerated, de
mand a proportionate increase of
money. There is not enough gold,
and there is no danger of there being
too much silver. The reason of the
objec ion to a free silver coinage by
thie ,'pitalists and owner's of the
publi debt of the United States, and
iby the gamblers of Wall street, is ap
parent: they have a good thing and
they want to hold on to it; thie agri
culturists and laboring population of
the country are their financial slaves,
and it is profitable to keep them so.
The free coinage of silver will open
one door to freedom. If 15) or 16
ounces of silver are equal in value to
one of gold, there is no good reason
why they should not be coined to an
unlimited amount in that proportion.
While a government cannot make
money in the strict sense of the word,
it can discriminate, and use its mon
opoly in coining to the dettiment of
the people. Gold is freely coined in
this country, while the coinage of sil
ver is limited; this is a discrimination
on the part of the government in favor
of those who control the gold. Let
silver have a chances and the people
will take it and let the plutocrats keep
their gold. A simple enactment of
Congress will do this; and the people
should elect congressment who will
vote for such a bill, and send members
to tihe State legislatures who will elect
United States senators favorable to the
same. -
Mr. Gus. E. Dupr~ is preparing to
build a livery stable here, on North
street or Railroad Avenue, near the
bridge over Bayou Tesson. He is now
buying horses and buggies; and the
lumb3r is on the ground for the stable
which will soon be built. It will be
a feed as well as livery stable.
RE S URRECTION.
It is a beautiful, a sublime thought,
that after liberation from this earthly
tabernacle, the aspiring soul will exist
forever in an unfettered state; free to
explore the realms of space, and di
vinely inspired to comprehend the
mysteries of Creation.
Resurrection involves immortality;
but the latter as applied to the mind
or soul, is not dependent on the for
mer.
There may be no such fact as im
mortality; there may be immortality
for some and not for all, and it may be
for all. It is not a matter that can be
proved.
The idea of immortality had no
place in primitive Hebrew thought;
the first vague notions of it made
man's condition after death something
like the position held by the sponge
between the animal and vegetable
kingdoms-he was dead as regards an
active life among his fellow men, but
he maintained a shadowy, ghost-like
life in the grave, in sheol, in hell,
which meant about the same thing.
The modern meaning of hell was sub
sequently acquired.
In the course of time the idea grew
-was developed by mental evolution,
and in the book of Job, about 1500 B.
C., and Psalms, about 1000 B. C., the
idea had gained much of its modern
character. It is said that the first
decisive expression in Hewbrew litera
ture, concerning immortality, is in
the Book of Wisdom, whose author
was an Alexandrian Jew; and the city
of Alexandria was founded only 332
B. C. Immortality therefore was not
an original idea in the human mind,
but was the outcome of ages of mental
evolution.
It is now held by some christians
that immortality is not inherent in
the human mind or soul ; that it is a
quality that is to be acquired, like
education, by effort properly directed
-and that it then comes as a reward
by the grace of God; that after ac
quisition it may also be lost by bad
conduct; and that some, by reason of
their near approach to the nature of
beasts, do not long for it and can not
attain it. According to this doctrine
those who fail to become immortal,
remain dead forever; and those who
forfeit immortality are annihilated.
Without immortality, or at least
life after death, there could be no re,
surrection of the body. The doctrine
of resurrection has two sides to it : does
the soul stay with the body after
death, or does it go into another state
of existence; does it sleep, or does it
wander in space or suffer confinement
in some other locality, till the time of
resurrection?. It would seem that
there should be no necessity for an in
termediate state, but during thegrowth
of the idea of immortality, not only
the Jews, but some chrisfians believed
in one.
The brtief in a bodily resurrection
shows how intimately related was
thought to be the mind and the body;
and for that resurrection the body
must be preserved in shape and in all
its parts. The Egyptians embalmed
or mummified their dead, to preserve
them for the resurrection. The ex
istence of a human soul without a
bodily habitation, seemed to be in
comprehensible to the Jews-to the
Pharisees at least, for the Saducees
did not believe in a resurrection.
Some of the ancients avoided the ne
cessity of a resurrection by their be
lief in metempsychosis or transmigra
tion of souls-some believe in it now.
The repose of body and soul, from
death till the resurrection, has been
poetically termed "the cold winter of
death." It has been a long one to the
Pharaohs whose mummied forms have
lain 4000 years in the pyramids of
Egypt. If an unmutilated body, or
one whose essential members have all
been kept together, is necessary to en
sure its resurrection, there will be
many missing ones on that eventful
occasion. We once heard a pious and
very intelligent lady remark, that
without belief in the resurrection of
the body, she could not believe in
christianity. Of course this belief in
the necessity of a bodily resurrection
comes from the fact of the resurrec
tion of the crucified Christ. We have
seen or heard the statement some
where, that it his limbs had been
broken, as were those of the two
others crucified with him, and which
seems to have been the custom, his
body could not have been resurrected;
but that it was divinely directed that
this should not be. The resurrection
of the body of Christ may be typical
of immortalify ; but there seems to be
no good reason why the bodies of all
persons should literally follow that
example, ann more than it is followed
literally in the fast of forty days ; and
if such should be necessary, the re
surrection would be on the third day
after death. But Christ's own words
on the cross, contradict this; for to
the crucified thief who believed inthim
he said : "To-day shalt thou be with
me in paradise."
The tendency of modern christian
thought seems to be that there will be
no resurrection of the body; that it is
not necessr.y to believe it, and that it
is not desirable from the standpoint of
this life. But for the horror of death,
many would be glad to relinquish
their bodies now, to get rid of their
evils. An animal body may not be
necessary in that "house not made
with hands, eternal in the heavens ;"
for it is declared that "flesh and blood
cannot inherit the kingdom of God."
Gustave Arnaud, a native of Switzer
land, had spent several years in
the western part of this parish, as a
repairer of clocks, watches and sewing
machines. He became partially in
sane not long since, and attempted to
kill himself by cutting his arm and
throat with a razor. He was put in
jail last W eek, to be examined as to his
sanity, so that he might be sent to the
asylum. He was in bad health and
died suddenly last Sunday morning,
from sickness, not from his 'wounds.
Sheriff Fontenot made him as com
fortable as possible while alive, and
gave him a decent burial.
The CL-AB ON office has had frequent
applicatiorn~to do job work. It has
no job material whatever, and has to
have its own jbbs done at some job
office-this we have always fully ex
plained to all applicants. Mr. Herman
Bodemnfiller has just opened a fully
equipped, first-class job office in this
town ; and he is a master job printer.
Messrs. H. & L. B. Chachere, having
secured the services. of .a competent
druggist from New Orleans, desire to
state to the public generally that their
drug store on' Landry street, between
Main' and Court streets, is now opened
permanently. Drugs, medicines, fancy
goods, etc., will always be found at this
establishment. Prescriptions filled
promptly and at all times.
The old proverb that "there is hon
or among thieves," evidenly does not
apply to the Louisiana Lottery Com
pany, if a correspondent of the New
York Times is to be credited. He tells
us that it has been the practice of the
lottery company to have the tubes con
taining the large prizes of the compa
ny roughened on the edges, so that in
taking themrout the prize-wheel the
blindfolded boy could "see" or rather
feel, the prizes. The capital prize tube
he held in the palm of his hand, as a
gambler does a pair of aces, until the
blindfolded boy at the other wheel
reached a number known to be held
by the .lottery company, and which
had also been "palmed" by the boy at
the big wheel. These boys received
very large salaries. Finally, a "quiet"
exposure was made, and then, to pre
vent further particulars from coming
to light, each of these very shrewd
boys retired from the lottery wheel,
and -both are now living in "style" on
the interest of their knowledge. That
all good citizens desire' the utter sup
pression of such a criminal corporation
is inevitable. The more fully its trans
actions are brought into the light, the
more detestable it appears.-The (Lake
Charles) American, March 25th, 1891.
The above item is similar in charac
ter to the one we copied from the Ope
lousas Courier week before last, and
which that paper made such- a fuss
about last week. The substance of the
Contier's cozpilaint is that it was not
itseditorial nl that we changed a word
in it. :'We did not say that it was; but
as it was adopted as such in the col
umns of that paper we had to credit it ac
cordingly, or run therisk of being accus
ed by that paper of appropriating its
item without giving it credit. Whenr
the disposition' is there it is an easy
matter to &fd something upon which
to hang a complaint. If. the Courier
is ashamed of the item we are not to
blame for that` we would not be asham
ed to have such an item credited to
this paper. Why should the Courier
be so sensitive about the exposure of
an anti-Lottem'y item in its columns?
With its usual,candor. it charges that
we changed the article "by substitut
ing the word 'pauper' for the word
'proper.' "' That is not so. If "pau
per" had been substituted, "proper"
would have disappeared. "Proper"
makes no sense, and is plainly a typo
graphical error; but knowing the Cou
rier's super-sensitiveness on the Lot
tery question, we put the word that
makes sense .right by. it in parenthesis.
Any literary tyro knows this is admis
sible and customary. As the item is
an unusually good one, and we thank
the Courier forfurnishing us with it, we
reproduce it just as it appeared in this
paper two weeks ago. The word "pau
per" in parenthesis must be suppressed,
so that "proper" will make no sense.
If all the words in the item made no
sense, the Courier no doubt would be
better pleased ;. hence its indignation
that "pauper" parenthetically illumin
ated "proper."
IT DIES GENTLY.
The New Orleans correspondent of
the New York Times says that the
monthly drawings of the Louisiana
Lottery will soon be discontinued, and
the company will look to its daily
drawings, which scoop up about $10,
000 from the proper (pauper) class
every day as its source of revenue.
This same correspondent also charges
that capital prizes are sever drawn ex
cept by dupes of the Lottery, who
have hitherto received $500 for their
affidavit. In some cases as much as
$2,000 have hbten 'paid for affidavits,
but now $250is 'thd price.--Opelousas
Courier; March'7, 1891.
The Couritls ,hypeicritical pencil
pusher should enlighten us as to which
is the "proper class" in New Orleans,
from which the Lottery should draw
$10,000 daily.
As to the moral phase the Courier
would give this miatter, however great
our shortcomings may be, we do not
think that its school of ethics is calcu
lated to improveanybody, in journal
ism or otherwise.
The following is from apro-Lottery
paper, and also applies to the Courier:
The St. Landry Democrast is pro-lot
tery outside aid aiti inside. This is a
strange combination: -and should be
watched for future development..-At
takapas Vindicator, arsh 26thl 1891,
Those who stand high on rarnassus'
heights and have had their souls bap
tised in its Castalian waters, may not
see much poetry in Dranyeme's
Lament, which we reproduce from the
Sugar-Bowl; but from a certain stand
point, it contains much lamentable
truth.
Last Monday, Charles Brown, one
of the brick masons working on the
Federal buikiing here, was arrested on
a telegram .from Ate sheril of. Clai
borne parish, on the charge,of obtain
ing money on false pretenses. Sherifi
Kirkpatrick of that phrish cathe down
after him on Wednesday.
We spent a very _ileasant evening
with some young friends this week
who were very effusive in praises of
the gentle, patient manners- and fine
workl anship of our popular dentist
Dr. Chachere.-Algiers Advertiser.
Dr. Chachere is a son of our zes
pected townsman, Mr. Theodore Cha
chere, merchant.
LOTTERY LARGESSE.
New Delta.
In the year of grace 1890, the waters
of the Mississippi river crept up and
up and up above the level of the land
until they rose to the crown of the
levees. The people behind these em
bankments worked and watched and
prayed ; and with sinking hearts wond
ered where the line would break, and
waited in sickening suspense for the
break to come. It came. In half a
dozen places the levees gave way and
the mad waters rushed in their career
of destruction over fertile fields and
once happy homes ; and in half a hun
dred places the trembling line was held
by heroic work by day and night.
Then forth came the charitable and
benevolent Louisiana State Lottery
Company and donated money and
material, 'chartered boats, sent assis
tance and poured on the people in a
golden shower an infinitesimal portion
ofthbe cash which had been pilfered
from their market baskets for ten a"
fifteen years. It honored the draft of
Tom, Dick and Harry, and as often as
Tom, Dick and Harry chose to draw.
And its proprietary organs with one
accord chanted its praise, and filled
their columns, ad nausea~m, with
"God bless the Louisiana Lottery."
According to those papers, like another
Moes, it had but to stretch forth its
rod and the waters rolled back. The
god Mammion was the greatest of all
gods.
Then the waters fell. The levees
were reconstructed and time passed on.
Then came the year of grace 1891, and
again the water rose. Again .the
mighty Mississippi beat upot the bar
riers which restrained it; and again
the people worked and watched arid
prayed. And again the 4evees broke
and the waters worked havoc where
the breaks occurred.
But where was the Louisiana State
Lottery then? And the answer comes,
like the Irishman's echo, "sitting in
the center .of its web, sucking the
blood out of the flies it has caught."
In vain do the people pause in their
fight to profect their levees and, rais
ing their heads, listen for the whistle
of the lottery relief boat;- she is tied
to the bank this year, and not under
charter. In vain do Tom, Dick and
Harry draw their drafts; they go to
protest. No more do the lottery or
gans peal forth their paeans of praise
and anthems of adoration. "God bless
the Louisiana Lottery" has not been
heard this year. The charitable and
benevolent and philanthropic Louiisi
ana Lottery is not in the charity busi
ness at this particular, time. Its
udder is not dripping the milk of
human kindness' to any remarkable
extent this overflow season; and its
great, benevolent heart, which one
year ago was throbbing with pity for
a suffering people, to-day throbs not a
single, throb ; and the beautiful song
"Teach me to feel another's woe."
is now a stranger to its lips.
Why is this difference? Why has
the fountain of beneficence which
flowed so freely in 1890 so suddenly
dried up in 1891? , Is the answer far
to seek?: In 1890 the Legislature was
in session. In 1890 the lottery had a
new charter before the Legislature for
consideration. In 1890 the 'lottery
wanted the people to bring pressure to
bear on their representatives to pass
the lottery bill. In 1890 the lottery
had an end to gain, a purpose to sub
serve, an object to achieve. Hence the
"charity." In 1891 theie is no Legis
lature in session, no bill to pass, no
pressure needed. The lottery has
nothing to make by levee work. Hence
the apathy. If the mandamus suit
now pending in the Supreme Court
had been decided in the lottery's favor
before the present breaks occurred,
that charitable and benevolent keno
bank-would have "shelled out" most
generously in the name of philan
thropy, and money for the levees
would have flowed like water. If the
Supreme Court should finally decide
that the lottery amendment must be
submitted to the people, and if the
year 1892 should be a "high water"
year, then we may look for a repeti
tionof the liberality of 1890. But if
that court decides that the bill did not
properly pass, then the waters may
cover the State with devastation and
disaster, and people will be left to fight
them as best they can. When thre
lottery has anything to gain its "char
ity)" is abounding, but charity for
charity's sake it knows not of. Lot
tery largesse is scattered for a purpose,
and while it dispenses its benevolenee
with one hand it is reaching for seome
thing with the other. The lottery is
willing to"cast its bread aupon the
waters,"-but it wants a good strong
string tied to it,'and a firm grip on
the end of the string.
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tion of Throat, Lungsor Chest sueh as
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bottles free -At:. aI y's drgtore.
On last Tuesday, the Italian gorern
ment recalled Baron Favia, its minis
ter to the United States. The Italian'
legation at Washington was not closed,
but left in charge of Marquis Imperi
ali, the secretary of the legation. While
his recall is not construed to be an act
of hostility that may lead to war, it is
considered an expression of dissatisfac
tion on the part of Italy towards her
own minister, or towards the United
States, or towards both. No sensible
European nationiould like to .go to
war with the the United States, be
cause the latter is almost impregnable
at home, and even on the sea, with re
sources practically unlimited, this coun
try could wear Italy out in the course
of time. But the European govern
ments are so suspicious of each other,
and so liable to go to war among them;
selves at any time, that Italy has to
husband its resources for home use
war with a distant and great power
like the United States, would ruin It
aly or its government, if drawn in a
European war at the same time. Be
sides, the hree Italians killed, in New
Orleans ho are alleged to have been
of Italy, are said to have also
refugees from justice of that counw
try; that they bore different names
there, andecame here under false names
to escape punishment for their crimes.
Summary of Internal Revenue Laws.
FOR LIQUOR AND CIGAR DFALERS'
ATTENTION.
Our accommodating fellow-citizen,
Maj. Bloomfield, has our thanks for
the following compilation :
All persons liable to Internal Reve
nue Special Taxes, are notified, that
by the provisions of secti6n 53 of the
act of October 1st, 1889, all such taxes
for the full .year:will zeafter become
due on the 1st day of Julyof each year,
instead of the 1st day of May, as here
tofore. Persons liable,` who have paid
Special Taxes for, the period ending
April 30th, 1891, can have their stamps
extended for May and June, 1891, by
payment of one-sixth of the rate for
the year.
For this purpose the person liable
should make a return on dform 11, and
procure an " Extension Certificate."
A similar return should also be made,
and a proper Special Tax Stamp pro
cured for the year beginning Jtlst,
1891.
Persons commencing business in May
or June, 1891, must make a return on
Form 11, and procure a stamp for the
period ending June 30th, 1891.
These returns must in every case, be
rendered in ample time to enable the
officer to receive them not later than
the last day of the month, in which
the liability begins.
For failtre to make return as above
stated, the Commissioner: of Internal
Revenue is required by.law to assess a
penalty of fifty per centum of the am
ount of the tax.
The failure to procure a special tax
stamp also renders the delinquent ia
ble to criminal prosecution.
All special taxes heretofore required
from dealers in and manufacturers of
tobadco and cigars, are repealed on and
after May 1st, 1891.
merit "Wins. 1
We desire to say to our citizses, t
for years we have been selling Dr.
King's New Discovery for Cdnsstrip.
tion, Dr. King's New Life Pills, Buck
len's Arnica Salve and Electric Bittets,
and have never bandied remedies that
sell as well, or that have given such
universal satisfaction. We do not hes
itate to guarantee them every time,
and we stand ready to refund the pur
chase price, if satisfactory results do
not follow their use. These remedies
have won their great popularity pure
ly on their merits. F. E. Bailey, Drug
gist.
New York, Feb. 28.--i[Special to
New Delta.]-Miss Ella Tico, of Will
iams Bridge, lias startled fhe neighbor
hood of that locality by elcping with
James Randolph,- a negro coachman,
and marrying him.
Miss Tice is of good family and pret:
ty, and her step-father, Mr. Thomas
Hyde, intends to have the marriage
annulled, as she is not of age, and the
consent of her parents has not been
obtained.
. Randolph met the young lady both
at the house of her step-father, with
whom he used to play cards, and at
the BaptistChurch.
The lotteryites profess to be greatly
interested in the welfare of the State
and its .people. The boodle of the
keno game must be -aceepted because,
they argue, it will build the levees and
educate the children that are growing
up in ignorance. This loudly pro.
claimed desire for the public welfare
is largely all hyp6ltrsy god false pire
tense. It is the boodle that will go
into the coffers of Morris and the
other gamblers, and not. the small
part which the State will receive,
that stirs up the average lotteryite.
The lotteryites have deliberately sacri
ficed the interest of the State pll the
way through this miserable business.
The amendments which were offered
in the Legislature that would have
secured and protested the interests of
the State, were voted down-by the re
presentatives who were working. for
Morris instead of the people whose
ballots put them in office. The lot
teryites may prate as loud and long as
they please about. the public interest,
but everybody knoWs that it is the
private interest of a lot of public gam
blers that they are -seek ag to pro
mote.-{'Homer Gubarlan Journal.
J&ckle.t* Aranie ihae.
The Best Salve in the world for Cuts,
Bruises, Sores, Uleers, Salt Rheum, Fe
ver Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chil
blains, Corns, and all Skin Eruptions,
and posittivl.y cures Piles, •or no pay
arquired. It is guaranteed togve per
feet satisfaction, or money refed
Price 25 cents per box. For ale by
F. -E ..iiley, druggist.
Upwards of one hundred and tbirty
live dollars is t.o .be bthe
amount realied at ts bhallIa Tues
day nigbt for the schoetfuad.
iu$sef the Oz1A1u1w.
SDranyeme's Lament.
As I was going to Charenton, I saw my
friend Dranveme,
Sitting on the bank of Bayou Teche, ming
hug his tears with the stream.
" What alleth thee, mine humble friend?
is your lean-ribbed cow in the bog?
Has some negro stolen your Creole nag?
or eke your razor backed hog?"
"My horse and my cow is bole all right,
my hog is safe in de pen; L
I cry to tink how de country is ruin' by
dese rich Ameriken.
In de good ole time-long time ago--de
lan it was all free,
And my cattles graze wherever dey please,
.11 over de big prairie.
De marrais was full of de nice poule d'eau,
de duck and de beccassine,
An' de crawfish crawl all over de groun'-
de fines' you ever seen;
An' when I want to heat sum fish, an.
day in de week,
I drop my hook in de Bayou Teche in'
ketch de fine chopique.
I only raise little patch of corn, my LCreole
pony to feed"; '
My wie she sell de eheeki t an,' hl , t ,,
buy what tings we need;
I hunt an' fish every day in de week, from
Monday to Sadday night,
An' den I gallop away to d ball to deno
'til broad day light.
On Sunday I lay all day in de shade,o
res' myself from de ball,
Watchin' de buzzards saillin' roun' an'
tinkin' about niotting at all.
But de rich man he come an' fence indi
lan', an' all de marrals he drain,
He plow up all de gazon grass an' plant
all de prairie in cane;
He turns my cattles on de road, an' dey
die wiid de hollow horn,
An' he swear he will shoot my razor back
hog if he come any more in his corn.
He have drive away all of de game, an' all
de crawfish he kill,
An' right down on de bayou bank his big
refinerie he bil'
An' make de bayou stink so bad dat all de
fishes die,
An' even de buzzards get so sick dat hardly
dey can fly.
Oh lit is de wussest stink dat enybody evdr
smelt I
If you don't believe it you can hax Capt'in
Muggah an' Morse an' Belt.
Den my doctor tell me dat my min'. is
gitin' weak,
Becaue de fish it is brain food and I need
sum more choupique.
DiS is de reason why you see me cry, my
It is because de country is ruin' by dese
rich Ameriken.
RzwrnFa, in Sugar-Bowl and Farm Journal.
The Pig and the pot.
American. Swineherd..
We once formed an expert asqocia-.
tion in "dear ould Ireland," and as a
friend of mine was on his way to Bally
shanny with his pig on his back, think
ingno doubt, of the fact that his "gin
tleman who pays the rint" would score
more points than any man's pig in all
the county Tipperary, except Jim
Doyles, the blacksmith, he suddenly
fell in company with a "colleen" going
the same road, caryring a pot, and po
litely asked if he might keep her eom
pany. Whereupon she.eplied as fol
lows:
" Och," said she, " I'm afraid ye'i be acting
uncivil;
I'll not go alone through t.he thicket wi4
For, Pady, avick, you're swildas the dvii,
You'll be kissing and squssing me, that's
what you'll do."
"But the pig," replied Pat, "that I've~lug
ged so0 securely,
If loose, back home,Ilike the dlll he'4
trot"
"Och, Paddy," she said, as she looked up.:
demurely,
" Sure, couldn't ye put the" pig wnder the
pot?"
Startling Figures.
Fromthe New York Herald., t., .w
The figures prepared by our .Wash.
ington correspondent showing the ex
tent of the appropriations made by'
the Congress just adjourned hav 419
rested the attention of the countr.
They are well calculated to startle th
he appropriations for tw0 yaSiu
reach the astounding te of $*
000,000,000. They eed the appr,
priations of the preceding Democratic
Congress by $200,000,000. .
Two years ago there was a surplus,
in the treasury of $100,000,000. The
revenues of the government exceeded
the expenditures.
To-day the surplus has vanished, ex
penditures exceed revenue and a
deficit of more than sixty-eight m#
lions it estimated for the coming
year.
That is the result of two years of
Republican appropriations. .
Where has this money gone? For
the regular expenditures of the gov.
ernment? No. For the welfare of the
country.or the benefit of:the people?
No.
It has gone to pension grabbers,
subsidies, bounties, monopolies poli
tical jobbers and soon.
Where has it come from-.wh~eri
is it to come from? The people.
Whose money is it? The people's.
It is the people who must pay, who
must stiffer for this criminal extra
vagance and raiding of the treasury.
Too many are apt to look with in
difference on reckless public expendi
tures. It is public money, they reason.
Its disposition concerns only taxpay
ers, and only property owners are tax
payers.
That is a serious mistake. Every
self-supporting man and woman in the.
community, however poor, is a tax
payer. High taxes mean high rents,
dear food, fuel and clothing. Every
person who has to buy the necessaries
of life must contribute indirectly to
funds raised by taxation.
Hence the two hundred million dol
lars squandered by the last Republican
Congress mean additional taxation,
which must fall upon the poor as well
as the rich, and cannot fail to increa .
the. burdens of the masses.
Petitioned the Court to be .Suget.
Darlington (5. C.) Newm.
The County Court of Pretono Core,,
ty, West Virginia, was astonished th.
other day when James Carroll, a pro
minent, although illerate, farmer, pre
sented a petition signed by 250 of his
acquaintances and friends, praying
that he be hanged, and the Court
speedily appoint a day for, the even.,
It turned out after an investigatiton
that Carroll was a road surveyor and
desired to resign. He asked Dr. James
A. Cox to draw up a paper to that
effect. Cox is a wag, and kwing
that Carroll could not read, he drew a
petition asking that he be hanged,
and awaited curiously to see how many
people would sign it without knowing
what they were doing. About 1
signed it without reading it. The re
mainder "caught on" and allowed the
paper to go its rounds.
Now is the time to subswribe tothe
OLClioN.

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