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is tyingher bonnet
With rose -colored
, ribbons, dainty
There's a tuft of tangled long grasses upon it;
A sunny, peach-blossomy face within.
I watch her, and wonder, can it be a sin
For her to smile back at the face in the glass,
So fair in the shade of the tangled long grass?
Thoughtless Clarice, the church-bells are ring
While you are standingenrapt with your face,
Petting your hair and absently singing:
"Christ is risen." Each curl in its place,
Out she goes tripping, personified grace,
And with a lingering, gratified smile
Curving her lips as she walks up the aisle,
"Christ is risen," the singers are chanting:
Grandly the melody soars to the skies;
Through the tall window the sunlight is slant
And as I follow the ray, in surprise
Notice the splendor of Clarice's eyes,
Dewy and radiant with the sublime
Thoughts that are born of the place and the
So as she stands in the glow of the morning,
With her sweet spirit at peace, I confess
All that she wears for her beauty's adorning
Takes not a whit from her soul's loveliness.
There in her new Easter bonnet and dress
Stands she a saint, her nimbus a mass
Of dull, golden hair, and tangled long grass.
MERRY EASTER BELLS.
A Story of the Day in Three Acts and
R. CREEE M
ting on his
dear, I fear we
shall be late.
tend to be, love.
Mr. Cree m
% love! This bon
net will excel
any other work
of the milliner's
kart in church this morning, and it must
'have the benefit of. a progress up the
center aisle when all the seats are filled.
Mr. Creemcheese-But there is sure
to be a crowd to-day, and our pew may
be occupied. We can hardly expect to
have it reserved for us on Easter morn
ring, you know, Ada.
Mrs. Creemcheese - O, the ushers
wouldn't dare put any one in our pew.
Mr. Spondulix (whisperingtohis wife)
-Aren't the decorations fine? Those
lilies in the chancel are simply exquisite.
Mrs. Spondulix-Yes, but just look at
that horrid Mrs. Creemcheese sailing up
the aisle fifteen minutes late! Why
don't you make your responses, John?
Both (in unison with rest of the con
gregation)-And our mouth shall show
forth Thy praise.
Mrs. Spondulix-She's always here in
time unless she has a new bonnet or a
new gown to exhibit.
Both (with oongregation)-As it was
in the beginning, is now, and ever shall
Mrs. Spondulix-Her new bonnet
lisn't at all becoming. Her taste is
Both (with congregation)-The Lord's
name be praised.
Mrs. Spondulix (in a louder whisper)
-Good! It serves her right!
Both (with congregation)"-=Amen.
Mr. Spondulix (as congregation sits)
-Serves whom right?
Mrs. Spondulix-Why, don't you see
Mrs. Creemcheese's coming down the
,aisle again, with her face just as red?
Mr. Spondulix-The choir is doing
that anthem very well indeed. What's
'the matter with Mrs. Creemcheese?
Mrs. Spondulix-Why, their pew is
filled with strangers. Serves her right
for coming late to show her bonnet. I
hope she's enjoying this extra exhibi
tion she didn't contemplate. O, there,
the McDollers have made room for her.
Mr. Creemcheese has to stand with the
crowd at the door. I just pity that poor
man. Yes, indeed, the choir did that
'splendidly. Is my hat on straight? It's
just as pretty as Mrs. Creemcheese's
every bit. Don't you think so?
Mr. Spondulix-Ah! Dr. Choker is
jusct beginning his sermon.
Mrs. Spondulix-O, dear! How tire
s.ome sermons are, especially at Easter.
Mr. Spondulix (shaking hands with
the reetor)-That was a fine sermon you
gave us, doctor.
Mr. Choker-Glad you liked it.
SMrs. Spondulix--O, we did, ever so
much. I could not help whispering to
Mr. S. what a pleasure it was to listen
I.to you. (To her husband, as Dr. Choker
'turns to shake hands with another
parishioner,) Is my hat on straight?
Mrs. Creemcheese (as the carriage
rolls homeward)-Charlesl 1
Mrs. Creemcheese-I want you to t
,make the, vestrymen discharge every
one of those ushersl-William Hl. Siviter,
The Story of an Iron Egg.
An iron egg is to be seen in one of the
!grandest of the European museums,
'which was once sent as a betrothal gift
from a prince to a princes. The lady,
Sangry at so mean a present, flung it to
Sthe floor, when a spring opened, showing
a silver lining, a second opening revealed
a yelk of gold, and a third and fourth
displayed diamonds and rubies, by
which the lady's displeasure was soon
When the American people under
stand that they are drifting in the
same direction that the most power
ful nations of the earth have gone, and
that it is all because of unjust laws
that have given the rich the power
through usury, to rob the masses of
all the wealth they create they will
arise in their might, and abolish usu
ry even if they have to do it by revo
loutionizing our system of govern
ment. It is not probable that so en
lightened= a people will permit the
death of liberty to a whole nation that
a few millionairs may live.--Vidette.
EASTER DRESS PARADE.
One of the Most Attraetive Sides of the
Apart from the religious observance
of the day, Easter presents another
attractive side, says Harper's Bazar.
It is the transition from winter to
spring in the way of garments, and new
bonnets and spring gowns first see the
light on that day. "The Easter bonnet"
has supplied the newspaper paragraph
er with a wealth of material. and it
seems to be an endless mine of fun, for
with the advent of Easter the old jokes
are brought forth and polished up and
sent forth again as new. But the femi
nine heart is not wounded with these
pointed darts any longer, for the bon
net makes its appearance as regularly
as the jests, and thle art of the milliner
is put to the proof at this season, when
faces bright as the spring sunshine
must have head-gear to set off golden
hair and radiant eyes, and when plain
faces demand tints and trimmings to
make them look beautiful. The gay
costumes which suddenly blossom at
the close of Lent are more or less sym
bolic of the casting off of the sack
cloth which has been at least meta
phorically donned during the season of
Fifth avenue, in INew York, is the an
nual parade-ground on Easter after
noon, where two brilliantly attired
armies pass in review side by side. On
that day the street is crowded with a
quiet, decorous compaiiy, some of whom
come to see, while others come to be
seen, and, whatever the purpose, all are
sure to be satisfied. Ycou may lose your
self in the crowd, and note the newest
costumes unheeded by the wearers
thereof, or you may go forth attired to
rival the splendor of Solomon, and win
for yourself the admiration of the spec
tators. It is a wonderfully captivating
sight. suggesting a kaleidoscope with
its changes of color at every turn, for
each step brings forward a new effect,
a new t.;mbination of grace and bead
ty; and so it goes on all the day until,
perfectly dazzled, one is glad to rest.
And with it all there is the merry
laughter of children who have gained
their Easter-eggs at Sunday-school,
lending additional charm to the whole.
The scent of violets, which are worn in
great profusion, fills the air, and there
is that general tonie of joy and gladness
with which the glad mortals welcome
the advent of the spring-the beautiful
type of the eternal resurrection.
THE RULING PASSION.
"Hellol Is my bonnet in the fashion?"
HER EASTER BONNET.
Wife-Which would you advise me to
buy, my dear?
Husband-I dislike to say. Good ad
vice is always costly.--Boston Budget.
EASTER MONDAY SPORTS.
How the Day Was Observed in the "Good
On Easter Monday, in olden times,
the prinripal sport was ball playing,
and even the clergy and women in
dulged in the pastime. In many in
stances it formed a part of the church
service, bishops and deans taking a ball
to church, and at the beginning of the
anthem, while dancing to the music,
threw it to the choristers, who handed
it back and forth to one another during
the singing. After this service they all
retired for refreshments, which usually
consisted of a dish of bacon and tansy
Another Easter Monday game was
running a race for a tansy cake. Just
why these singular sports should have
been considered appropriate to the
Easter festivities the wise ones fail to
The playing at ball or running a race
for a tansy cake might-very likely did
-have its foundation in a desire to
keep alive the memory of the bitter
herbs at the paschal feast, though some
old writers ignore any spiritual mean
ing, and one speaks of tansy cakes in
"In the spring-time they are made
with the leaves hereof newly sprung up,
and with eggs, cakes or tansies, which
be pleasant in taste and good for the
stomacke; for if any bad humors cleave
thereunto, it doth perfectly concoct
them, and scowre them downwards."
A serious race trouble is brewing in
Oklahoma. Several large parties of ne
groes have moved from various parts
of the South into the territories and
the white settlers do not like them as
neighbors. This may seem strange, as
most of the white inhabitants of the
territory are Northern men. But then
a . Northern man's love for Cuffee is
guaged by the distanee he is from him.
Now is the time to subseribe to the
THE $1. LIlDRY CigIoJ,
The People's Paper,
THE OFFICIAL JOURNAL
PARISH OF ST. LANDRY,
Town of Opelousas,
PARISH FARMERS' UNIONS.
Subscription: $2.00 A Year.
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. IN
Eh1 ish d. , s F'lre chb.
Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.
-WHERE ARE HELD SESSIONS OF THE
U. S. District Court, State Supreme Court, and State-District Court
Proceedings of the Police Jury.
March 9th, 1891.
The jury met pursuant to adjournment.
Present, E. M. Boagni president, Messrs.
Ward, Milburn, Dunro,-Stagg, Bihm, Haas,
Barry, Robin and Dossman.
On motion of Mr. Durio the minutes of
previous meeting were adopted as read.
On motion of E. C. Milburn, be it resolv
ed that a committee of six composed of
Messrs. E. M. Boagni, L. J. Smith, A. D.
Hawkins, J. W. Bailey and Captain Gib
bons be and are hereby appointed to lay
out a public road beginning at the iron
bridge at Washington, on the north side of
bayou Courtableau, and running thence on
the north side of bayou Courtableau along
the front of Oakland plantation down to
the mouth of bayou Waxia, across little
and big Waxia, and continuing until this
new road shall intersect the road now lead
ing down bayou Waxia at a point to be
chosen by the committee; said committee
to ascertain cost of bridging said road, and
report at next meeting.
On motion of C. T. Bihm be it resolved
that an election be held in prairie Mam
outh in 60 days from date hereof, to ascer
tain whether or not hogs shall be permit
ted to roam at large in the following terri
tory, viz: between Nezpique and bayou
Cane, and from the line of Acadia parish
to the line of the 7th ward. Said election
to be held by the real estate owners of said
place at their expense, at the usual voting
places, under the supervision of commis
sioners to be.appointed by,the real estate
owners on the day of said election; and
the decision arrived at by the said real
estate owners shall only take effect after the
1st February, 189'2.
On motion of C. W. Ward be it resolved
that Messrs. J. W. Bailey, A-. R. Lamoran
dier, A. D. Hawkins, L. J. Smith and G. T.
Hawkins be and are hereby appointed a
committee to view out and estimate the
costs of laying out public road on the lines
between Mrs. tournett and Mayers, Mrs.
Homer Bertrand, Mrs. A. R. Lamorahdier
and Mrs. Louis Weatherall, and report at
the next meeting of the police jury.
On motion of L. J. Dossman the petition
from the citizens of Point Cormier, asking
for a public road starting from the Ville
Platte and Chatagnier road between Point
Don Manuel and Ville Platte, to follow the
division line between Onile H. Fontenot
and Theodule Soileau, thence on the divis
ion line between Onile H. Fontenot and
Oscar Dardeau, thence on the division line
between Oscar Dardeau and Valmont Le
doux, thence on the division line between
Oscar Dardeau and Lozette Pitre, thence
to cross coulee Don Manuel and pass on
the division of Olivier Lafleur and Alfred
Young, thence on the division line between
Olivier Lafleur and Joseph Bordelon thence
across the woods of Point Cormier to inter
sect the public road from Ville Platte to
Opelousas via bayou Petit Jose, between
iene B. Fontenot and Louis Young's land,
be laid on the table until next regular
On motion of Mr. Robin the police jury
took a recess until 3:30 u. in.
The police jury met at 3:30 p. m. Preseni
E. M. Boagni president, Messrs. Barry, Mili
burn, Stagg. Ward, Dossman, Robin, Haas
Bihm and Durio.
On motion of Mr. Ward be it resolved
that whereas the distribution of the inter
nal improvement fund for 1890, was based
upon a total for the parish of $10,500.00, and
whereas the amount set aside in the budg
et for 1891 is only $8000.00, thereby chang
ing the prorata due each police jury ward,
now therefore be it resolved that the as
sessed value of each police ward as takenr
by committee last year be the basis of pro
rata of internal improvement for each
ward for 1891, as follows:
1st ward. .$1682 48
2d " ....... 85603
3d " ....... 828 75
4th " ...... 1228 45
5th " ....... 1750 45
6th 9 ....... 29 88
7th " ....... 871 30
8th " ....... 58205
Aggregating in all...$7981 39
Resolved further that the clerk of police
jury be and is hereby instructed to, credit
each police jury ward with said amount
On motion of Mr. Ward, be it resolved,
that whereas the St. Landry CLiARmo, a pa
per published in Opelousas, the place where
this body meets, has offered to do the pub
lic printing of this body free of charge, and
whereas there has been no other bid from
any paper published at this place, and
whereas, to have said printing done in town
I of Washington might at times seriously in
terfere Alth the proper publication of the
proceedings of this body, and whereas this
body does not feel itself at liberty to accept
a bonus of $26 offered by the Washington
Advocate, resolved that the bid of the St.
Landry CLARION, hereto annexed, be and is
hereby accepted, and the president of this
body is hereby authorized to enter into a
contract with the St: Landry CLaroaN for
said printing upon said terms, and shall
require security in the sum of $1000 for the
faithful performance of said contract.
Whereupon Mr. Dossman offered the fol
lowing as a substitute: Be it resolved that
the $26.enclosed to the president with the
bid of the Washington Advocate be return
ed to said paper, and that both the CLARION
and the Advocate be and are hereby de
clared the official papers.
Mr. Ward called for the ayes and nays.
Voting nay: Messrs. Ward, Milburn, Du
rio and Stagg.
Voting ave: Dossman, Bihm, Robin, Haas
Whereupon the substitute was delared
by the chair carried, and the CLARImo and
Advocate declared to be the official papers
of the parish of St. Landry.
On motion of Dr. Barry be it resolved
that Mr. Edward McNulty be granted an
extension on the two notes due by him to
the parish, respectively July, 1890, and Ju
ly, 1891, to the 1st of January, 1892.
On motion of Mr. Bihm be it resolved that
the petition from the citizens of. prairie
Mamouth asking for a change of road from
bayou Nezpique to bayou Cane, etc., be laid
on the table.
On motion of L. J. Dossman be it resolved
that Felix Chachere be granted an exten
sion on the note due by him to the parish
of St. Landry on the - day of - to the,
1st of January, 1892.
On motion of C. W. Ward the report of
the committee appointed to have the bridge
over bayou Courtableau at Nanjemoy plan
tation repaired wvas accepted, committee
discharged and Mr. R. Zernott be credited
with the sum of $300 out of the internal im
provement funds of 1891, half out of the 4th
ward and half out of the 5th ward.
Mr. Stagg in the chair. Mr. Flynn chair
man of committee appointed to examine
the Washington bridge over bayou Carron,
reported that they had thoroughly exam
ined same and found it to be irreparable,
and recommend that the police jury build
an iron bridge; whereupon motion the re
port was accepted, committee discharged
and the matter laid on the table.:
On motion of Capt. Haas, be it resolved
that at the requnest of the assessor, the am
ounts due each deputy assessor when ap
proved by the said assessor, shall be credi
ted to the said deputy and paid out of the
assessor's fund, provided that in no case
the said approved bill exceed in toto the
sum of $700.
On motion of Dr. Barry be it resolved
that section 10 of revenue ordinance ap
proved January 13th, 1891, be and the same
is hereby repealed.
On motion of P. Robin be it resolved
that whereas a compromise has been effec
ted between Joseph Frozard on one part
and Joseph T. Meche on theotherpart and
whereas by this compromise a public road
has been given the parish, for which suit
had been instituted against said Joseph T.
Meche; now therefore be it resolved that
the parish attorney be instructed to have
said suit dismissed and that the road be
laid out as in compromise as per act passed
before H. E. Estorge, notary public, on .the
9th day of March, 1891, and recorded in the
office of the recorder of St. Landry.
On motion of Capt. Haas the police jury
adjourned until Tuesday, rc 10th,, A.IL
1891, at 95 Oo'dlock a. m.
Attest: E. BOAGNI
H. E. Esroacs, Clerk. President.
Tuesday, March 10th, t8L
The police jury met pursuant to adjourn
ment. Present, E.' M. Boagt i predent
Messrs. L J. Dossman, K C. MflbMrni C T.
Bihm, P. Stagg~ C. W. Ward, P. Robin, iLf
Duneio, S. ains and . 8. Barry
On motion of Mr. Dossman the reading
of yesterday's minutes was dispensed with.
On motion of C. T. Blha be it reaolved
thatthe iptiron fo t ities ofiPaque
im be . c:an- g m beotweedir
lands of ois M Blhm and Elisha Boud
reau, thence between Louis M. Bihm and
Francois Joubert, to intersect the Opelou
sas road at the corner of the land of J. A.
McClelland; provided said change be done
under section 3 of the road ordinance.
Of T. S. Fontenot, sheriff and ex-officio tax
collector, showing the amount of crim
inal corporation and parish taxes, also
licenses, collected during the month of
Criminal corp'n taxes.............$ 25 23
Parish taxes.. ....... ...... . 4300 80
Interest ......................... . 47
Licenses ........ ............ 2914 50
Total... $7533 10
Less 5R % commission............... 376 65
Net paid over..... $7156 45
I hereby certify the above and foregoing
to be a true and correct abstract from the
cash books in my office, as audited by the
parish auditor. T. SB FONTENOT,
Sheriff and ex-fficio Tax Collector,
Parish of St. Landry.
Of T. S. Fontenot, sheriff and ex-offlcio tax
collector for the parish of St. Landry,
showing collections by him of parish
and corporation criminal taxes and li
censes during the month ending Janu
ary 31st, 1891:
Parish taxes......... ......$10724 75
Corporation criminal taxes..... 1135 20
Interests ......................... 7 24
Licenses ..... ..................... 140 00
Total.... $1200 19
Less commission for collecting... 600 35
e Net paid over.... $11406 84
I heRy certify. the above and foregoing
to be e and correct abstract from the
c oks in my office, as audited by the
p sh auditor. T. S. FONTENOT,
Sheriff and ex-officio Tax Collector
for the Parish of St. Landry.
On motln rof C. T. Bihm be it resolved
that the petifion of J. Bte. Vidrine and oth
ers asking to change the road running
through his land be granted, and said road
instead of running through petitioner's
land be made to run on the north line of
Joseph Vidrine as far as his land goes,
thehce south between petioner's and Jos
eph Vidrine's, thence west between peti
tioner's and Moore's old grant, thence join
ing the same road; provided same be done
under section 3 of road ordinance.
On motion of Mr. Dosaman, be it resolv
ed, that the petition from the citizens of
Mamouth, praying for a change of road be
granted, and the said road run on west
:ide of Deshotels and between, said Du
pleon Deshotel and E. Guiilory and Sain
ville Johnson, then between Deshotels and
W. H. Warner, t"I e directly east to in-i
iersection of pr rtlm ; provided said
'nhange be made cording to section 3 of
On motion of Mr. Bilun, be it resolved,
;hat the petition of Oniie Ffuge and others
asking for a change of road, running from
.ý. B. Duplechain, in Faouetaique to Fru
:e's bridge on Bayou del; Cannes be grant
4d as prayed for; provided said change be
Wade according $p section 3 of road ordi
un motion of Mr. ihm, be it resolved,
that the report of the committee appointed
to sell contract to build Garrigues bridge,
lIe accepted; committee discharged, and
that H. E. Jonbert contractor be credited
w:ith the sum of one hundred and twenty
iour and 50-100 dollars half out of tward,
and half out of 5th ward.
On motion of Mr. Bihm, be it resolved,
that the petition of Damonville Fusiier
and others, asking for a change of road,
unow leading from Bayou des Cannes to
Chataignier, be granted as prayed for; pro
vided same be done according to section 3
of road ordinance.
On motion of Mr. Bihm be it resolved
that the petition of the citizens of Plaque
mine Ridge and Mallet, asking to appoint
a committee to lay out a public road, start
ing from public road of Louis Bihm, run
ning west to intersect road at Mallet woods
at Arcade Godeau's, be granted; and that
Messrs. Louis M. Bihm, John Boudreau
and Lucien Joubert, be appointed a con
mittee to lay out said road under section :
of road ordinance, and report at the next
meeting of the lolice jury.
On motion of Mr. Stagg be it resolved
that the report of the committee appointed
to sell contract to build bridge over Cow.
bayou, be accepted committee dic.harged,
and that Adrien Juge contractor be credit
ed with one hundred dollars out of funds
of 5th ward, 1891.
On motion of S. Haas be it resolved that
the report of the committee appointed
assess cost of building bridge over BI
Lake near James West, be laid over,
next regular meeting.
Mr..Stagg in the chair.
Mr. Boagni chairman of the committee
appointed to sell contract to rebuild Cal
liham bridgereported that he: had sold
the same to Messrs. White & Pulford for
the sum of $32500 and that the work had
been completed and received.
Whereupon motion of Mr. Bihm report
was accepted committee discharged, and
Messrs. White and Pulford ordered credit
ed with the sum of $325.00 out of funds of
1890, 1st ward.
On motion of Mr. Dossman be it resolved
that the president be authorizzed to issue
out of its regular order, a warrtnat out of
the Internal Improvement funds of 1890;
7th ward. $00.00 in favor of J..M. Laran.
On motion of H. Durio be it resolved
that the president be authorized to issue
out of the funds of 1890 1st ward, a warrant
out of its regular order in favor of C. D.
Stewart for $150.00
On motion of Mr. Ward- be it resolved
that the petition from the citizens of Pal
metto praying for an appropriation to
build bridge across bayou Petit Prairie
near: the farm of Napoleon MeBi*de be
granted, and that Dr. Forest, Dr. Mayer
and H. Rutledge be appointed a committee
to ascertain costs of bui'lding said bridge
and report at next meeting of police Jury.
On motion of Mr. Bihm be it ieofved
that the president be authorized to issure
out of its regular order in favor of Olibe
Manuel, a warrant for $140.00 out of In=
ternal Improvement funds of 1890, 8th
On motion of Mr. Bihtn be It resolved
that the sum of $275.00 or as much ..thereot
as may be necessary be appropriated to re
build Mallet bridge, under the supervision
of L T. Richard, Joe. Anselm and 8. J. Got
sain, 8th ward.
On motion of Mr. Dossman be it resolved
that a committee composed of P. Stagg,
Alsin Vidrine, F. . Dosmans J. i. Laran
and Leandre Vidrine, be appointed to as
certain probable costs to repair Marcelin's
bridge and report at next reulakr meeting,
On motion of Dr. Barry be it resolved
that the sum of twenty-five dollars be ap
propriated out of the Internal Improve
ment funds of 1891 ward 2nd for road lead
ing front Prozard's brhlge to Grand Coteanu,
under the supervision of road overseer.,
On motion of Mr. Robin be it resolved
that all hands living within twenty arpents
from bayou Teche, be assigned to work the
public road along the bank of'said bnyou.
. On motion of S. Haas be it resolve. that
the sheriff be and is hereby authorized to
refund to J. K Elkins the sum of $~0 be
ing amount of double assessments.
SOn motion of Mr. Doseman the naine of
Vie rgi l Desmarais was placed oh the In;
On motion of S. Haas be it. resolved that
the sun of $40 or as much thereof as mays
be necessary be appropriated out of fnd
of 1891 to build bridge over Brush bayou
on road from Pine Prairie to Science hil
under the supervision of. road overseers
.out of 6th ward.
On motion of $, Hasabe Itzesolved that
$50 or as much thereof as may be necessary,
be appropriated to build a bridge ar
McCormick's on road from Ed.'Nug t's
to Parrott's out of Oth ward.' .
On motion of Mr. Ward be it .esolved
that the president be authorized to have
one thousand i9rflmissi.ns for 0oad over
seers printed with resolutions of date June
9th 1880 on back.
Mr. 8tagg in the chair.
On motion of Mr.- Ward be it resolved
that it shall be unlawful in 4th and 5th.
wards of 1arishtof t. Landry for any one
owing an.unaltered horse or stallion over
the age of to year- to prmtit him to go
loose outside of an flosur Any person
violating this ordinance shall on convie
ton before an court of competent ris
diction be subeht ' fn.eOt not les than
twenty nor more than ie hundred
said f neto bed psed of I#s rt by
section 25 of polee owdlanes. Any
prerson wh .ds: talion bov. the
oftwoearsftloose u.o of -n Ino .ur ,i
is hereey satliorized t take the same up
and trn said animl' o.erto constable of
tma *g ion oflir. bur *#aboA was
laid; over unti next rar 'meting .
Mr. Boa ni in the chair.
On motion of H. Durio be it resolved
that the sum of one hundred dollars ýe ap
propriated out of internal improvedment
funds of 1st ward to purchase road iach
ine, the balance to purpaid by the c izens
of town by subscription.
On motion of C. T. Bihm he It reNlved
that 75 dollars or as much thereof as may
he necessary be appropriated to build bridge
over Mrs. Brook's gully, out of internl im
provement funds of 1891, 8th ward, Inder
the supervision of John Childs; Albet De
jean and Wm. Y. ung.
On motion of I' Stagg be it resolved that
the sum of two th ,usand dollars be appro
priated to rebuili :he long bridge oer bay
on Carron at V. -slngton, five h dred
dollars payable 't of internal imrove
maents of .91 an t i hundred out f in
ternal improve its of 182 and on hou
sand dollars out f money not oth rwise
appropriated, 189 hat a committecom
posed of P. Jac s, Jacob Plonsky, Isaac
Ives, Henry Joubert, be appointed to ex
amine the bridge,4ind out what repairs are
necessary and also let out the work to the
lowest bidder. On motion of S. Haas Mr,
P. Stagg was addel to said committee and
made chairman thereof.
On motion of C. W. Ward be it resolved
that an election be held to ascertain whe
ther or not hogs shall be permitted to roam
at large in the following territory, commen
cing at the southeast corner of section 3.2
T 3 It 5 E, running on township line to
bayou Waxia, following bayou Waxia to
section 20 T 3 S R 4 E, thence north to the
south east corner of section 8 T 3 8 R 4 E,
thence west to southwest corner of section
7 of T 3 S R 4 E, thence north to the parish
line of Avoyelles, thence west to the south
east corner of section 20 T 2 S R 5 E, thence
south to southeast corner of section 32 T 3
S R 5 E; said election to be held on Mon
day, March 23, 1891, at the following poll
ng places.: Big Cane, commissioners .'
Havard, J. M. Jackson and Peter Jacobs;
Morrow Station, commissioners Ernest
Morrow, Gil. Burleigh and J. S. Havard;
Rosa, commissioners T. A. Hicks, C. W.
Havard and C. K. Cason; and be it further
resolved that it shall be the duty of said
commissioners to make due returns of said
election to the clerk of the police jury im
mediately after said election shall have
been held without any expense to the par
ish ; and be it further resolved that only
land owners shall be entitled to vote at
said election, and the result of said vote to
decide the question.
On motion of Mr. Ward be it resolved
that the sum of $40 or as much thereof as
may be necessary be appropriated to build
bridge at John H. Fogleman's house and
that Messrs. J. . Fogema, Henry Eilert
and E. C. Fogleman appointed a com
mittee to sell the contract to the lowest bid
der and report at the next regular meeting.
On motion of Mr. Ward be it resolved
that a committee composed of J. H. Walk
er, J. W. Bailey and G. T. Hawkins be ap
pointed to build bridge over slough on
road from Taylor's bridge to J. W. Bayley's
house, and that said committe be author
ized to use the lumber now in the hands of
Li. Smith, and report at the next regular
2d ward-From Dick Smith to parish line
Edmond Leger from Dick Smith to rail
road crossing V1alsin Leger from Bourbeux
bridge to Grand Coteau J. W. Gardiner,
from Shute's bridge to E. Boudreaux' store
4th ward--From Butler's place to parish
line via Big Cane C. E. Pratt, from Butler's
pIace to parish line via Morrow Station W.
8. Blaylock, Waxia bridge to Redland plan
tation F. C. Fogleman, Big Cane bridge to
McBride's landing George L. Havar Ca
son's upper line ~to John Foglema's via.
Mrs. Charles Mixer W: H. Hally, Tarer's
place to Rosa station A. Cosman; Baptist
church bridge to the parish line Tom, At
kins, McBride's landing to Rutledge's ho*
er line H. Meyers, Begg's station to E. W.
Sylvester's Valmont Thornton, Taylos
bridge to Sackett landing Jacob Bihm,; F.
W..sylvester's to Rutledge's line Valmo*t
Thornton, Melville to Bayou Current levee
W. Hartman, Atchafalaya to Faulknebr'i
ferry W.S. Boykin, Bayou Current leveeto
parsh line Phil. Ste o ns, Faulknees f '
to Rutledge's ine H. Dallas Taylr
terry to Sackett levee ndnlusive J. H, Wal
ker, Sackett levee to Sabkett landing V. W;
Boagni, School house to Martin's upper
line H. B. Taylor Sackett landing to C.ev
Is' line John Cailouet, iMrs Charles Mix
er's to Haw place Sidpey Bowers, Bayou
Rouge to Spring Bayou between lands of
Thomas ald Overton and L. Goondhaun
M4. L. Swords, Martin's upper line to E. W.
Sylvester's Ed. Wintleld .
On motion of L J. Dsemah the polle
jury adjourned unltil the second Monday
In April, it being the 18th day of hat montli.
Attest: E. M. BOAGNI,
iH. E. Esroaor Clerk. , Prelent.
Notice to Levee' M ,yerarewe
Having been ftinir ed with the Tal
Roll of the Red itver, Atchafalaya and
B.you B$euf Levee Distlict, notice is here
by given to all tax payers within the line
o? said district, that I.sm now prepared. to
collect on said roll, and for them Cto cciho
forward and pay their leveeanMd acrca~e
tax at once, and avoid costs' of enforcedT
colledtion. T. S. .PONT-~1NOT, r
Sheriff and Ex-ofilclo Tax Collctor.
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