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OPELOIISAN, AUGUSIT 24, 1~93
THE COURIER A ND THE S UF
FRA GE AMENDMENT.
The Courier of last week comes
at us red-headed about our position
on the suffrage amendment.
We reproduce a few extracts from
Its article, and will do our best to
"But notwithstanding the fact that the
leaders of the other faction are also o
posing it, the Clarion is not happy. In
fact, it has never attempted to conceal its
chagrin since "the fellows on the other
side" lined up with it so nicely on this
question and began tohelp it save to the
country as voters creatures that it calls
"asme of our best people." * It has
been so busy punehing in the ribe its
unwelcome allies-the men who would
assist it in keeping in our body politic
all the illiterates and paupers in the
country * * -From the Opelousas
The Clarion has never expressed
its chagrin at the fact that the
"opposing faction" had "lined up"
and joined us in fighting the suf
frage amendment. We simply
took exception at the very peculiar
mode of "lining up" they had
adopted. First, by calling a con
vention "to qualify the suffrage;"
and then by sending delegates to
a convention convened to "qualify
the surage." True they stainm
peded, but they knew full well the
objects of the convention, and had
no business there whatever.
It was the funniest of all the
funny ways of "lining up" we had
ever head of, and to this fact, dear
Courier, we called attention.
In ease .you have forgotten the
preliminary step to this "lining
up" business we will reproduce the
call published 'In the Courier of
July 18, as follows:
"SUFFRAGE AND flALIAOT REPORM.
All eitisens of the parish of 8t. Landry
whodesire a qualifcation of the safrage
and honest and fair eleetion laws are
requested to meet at the mOart House in
Opousae on Tueday, July W, l85, at
12 o'clock a, to organize a Ballot Re
form League and to appoint delegates
to the Ballot Reform Convention to be
held in New Orleans on Saturday, July
there be an outpouring of the
honest and iotie yeomanry of the
Empire bPeLa en this occasion, and let
this great rish do what it can to bring
about a setlemeat of these burning and
disturbing questions in a quite, peaceful,
lawful and statesmanlike manner, and
thus confer a priceless blessing upon
oar beloved mate.
H E Estorge, Alphonse Levy, ,
C M Thom on, Arthur Dejes,
S z.1to , 8 LHebra7 ,
And others of "the fellows on the
Now if this is not an odd and
novel way of defeating a measure
we want the Courier to say so.
We protest that in elassing men who
are both illiterates and paapers as
among "our best people," it is lbeling
and slandering the eommunity.--From
the Opelousas Courier.
Gently, Anna, gently. If there
if anythbla we believe you are in
earnest about it is in your advo
cacy of the suffrage amendment,
but we are of the opinion that you
allowed your enthusiasm to gush
too freely right at this spot. Instead
of the Clarion "libeling and slan
dering the community," It is you,
the Opelousas Courier, who are
"libeling and slandering" a lot of
unfortunate white men whose sole
crime is being poor and illiterate.
We think you would make much
more headway in convincing the
people that this iniquitous measure
should be adopted by confining
yourself to argument and not asper
sion and vilification.
"We protest that in classing men who
are both too ignorant to read and too
azy to aequire even 200 worth of pro
as among "our best people," it is
Isrting every intelligent and indus
trious man in the parish.--From theOp
There you are wrong again. A
man is not necessarily "ignorant" I
betause he can not read, nor "lazy"
benmse be doesaopt own JO worth
ofproperty. We can point to our
confrrere many men who could not
obtain an education when they(
wer younag, and this it ought to
know. What were the advantages
for poor parents, or in some cases a
widowed mother, to send children
to school just before and after the C
war How many public schools
were there outside of towns ? The
battle for a livilhood was a hard c
one, Blros. Sandoz, and we don't
think you thoroughly considered
the elrcumstances why these peo
ple were Illiterate before Jumping
And as to the "lasy" part of your
argument, it won't go very far.
How many to-day who can read
and write but do not own $200
worth of property? We ask how
many ? And if these men, provi
ded with an education and conse
questly a means of earning money,
could not accumulate $200 worth
of property, was it more possible
for the Illiterates to do so ?
"Ab.rve we protest aglast the bose
uses to wh -it puts the gallant deter
ders of t-he outh, men who are ea.skine
d nto the hesrt. of our people as somne
thing almost aered."-From the Opel- I
The "defenders of the South" are
enshrined in our heart as deeply
and as lastingly as in yours, Cour
, ier, and that is our paratnount rea
son for opposing a lneasure& which
will rob them of the sacred privi
. leges of free American citizens.
We not draw the line on the old
veteran because he is poor and nu
able to read and write. The brave,
sun-burned, horny-handed, thinly
clad, illiterate lad who shouldered
his musket and faced the perils of
a bloody struggle, now, in his old
age, has as much plite in our heart
as if he had added to that all the
book-learning of Addison, Johnson,
Wt. ebster, and others. We love him
just as much, and he is justly enti
tled to the same consideration as
is his more fortunate brother in
arms who had the advantages of
n "We challenge it to point out even one
Confederate soldier who would be dis
f franchised by this amendment. We do
not believe that in this great parish one
ssuch exists."-From the Opelousas Cour
The above statement could not
c have been made in a spirit of ser
iousness. It is nothing short of
absurd, and we don't' believe our
d usually fair-minded neighbor will
e persist in sticking to it. We have
" inquired into the matter, and with
- out going very far found several
Y worthy old soldiers who could not
r read or write and did not own $200
d worth of property. We do not
think, though, that it is proper to
" parade them before the public;
D hence your challenge stands un
Y called, but not because it can't be.
Their unfortunate condition is
e humiliating enough without mak
I ing a display of it.
We will admit, however, that
there is not a so very great num
ber of Confederate soldiers who
r would be disfranchised by the pro
visions of the suffrage amendment,
e provided it is made a law as it is
submitted to the people. But in
voting that amendment you at the
f same time vest the next Legisla
ture with the power to "modify,
t change or amend" its provisions,
which means to say that the Legis
lature can discard the property
qualification altogether, adopting
the educational qualification alone.
Read the sixth section of the
Stth. The General Assembly at its
rig r session in 1896 shall have power,
a rvote of two-thirds of all the mnem
s elected to each House, and approved
by the governor, to modify, change or
a ined this article of the constitution
and such modifications, changes or
amendments when so adopted and ap
proved shall become a part of the con
stitution without the publication and
submission to the popular vote required
In article 256 of the constitution.
Now suppose this Legislature
change and amend the act so as to
disfranchise every man who can
not read or write, whether he be a
millionaire or a pauper, would it
not debar from voting a vast num
ber of citizens who pay large taxes ?
And how many Confederate sol
dfers would be cast aside ? Would
the law be just then ? And do you
doubt the power of the Legislature
to adopt such a law ?
The suffrage amendment is a
fraud on the face of it, and we
hope the people will vote it down.
The Favorlte Sumnmer Resort
This place for a summer resort
for pleasure and health seekers has
enjoyed this summer a season of
unprecedented popularity. The'
visitors were from almost every
point in middle and southwestern
Louisiana, but principally from
the parishes of St. Landry, Avov
elles, Rapides and Calcasleu.
The great and increasing popu- i
larity of these springs as a place
of summer resort for recreation
and health seekers demonstrates
that it only needs the erection of ai
commodious hotel to make the
property exceedingly profitable to
its owners and to restore to it the I
fame. which it had long before the
war. The Morgan road on the I
east and the Watkins road on the s
west, each about twelve miles dis-i
tant from the springs, make it i
easily accessible from both points, I
and each of the following towns 1
would furnish annually a quota of I
visitors: Natchitoches, Alexandria, I
Woodworth, Glenmora, Forest Hill,
Oberlin, Lake Charles, Welsh, Eu- I
nice, Jennings, Crowley, Rayne, j
Franklin, Jeanerette, New Iberia,
Lafayette, St. Martinsville, Cgren- a
cro, Opelousas, Washington Grand v
Coteau, Ville Platte, Bunkie, Ever- e
green, Cottonport, Marksville, g
Cheneyville and Lecompte, besides fi
other points more distant. a
A prominent gentleman and an s
official of the Watkins railroad now ii
here from Lake Charles states that k
Lake Charles alone would furnish V
several hundred visitors to the n
asprings if there were hotel aecom- 5
wnodations for themn, and if the vir- ii
tues of the waters were made b
The spot is a most.beautiful one,
situated on Turkey Creek and stir
rounded by Pine and Beach Forests,
The air having that pure resinous
quality which imparts health and
vigor, while the waters are of a
strong iron and sulphur composi
tion, and almost as cold as ice wa
ter. Trout and perch fishing and
deer hunting afford ample outdoor
amusement and exercise to the
visitors. Cocodrie Lake, near by,
is one of the most celebrated fishing
spots in the State.
The visitors at the springs this
season constituted themselves into
one social family, and spend the
im o a most dilightful fashion,
singing, dancing, horse back riding
fishing, bathing, etc.
Next week the writer will fur
nish you with a further account o
the springs and its visitors and o
the doings of the IBell-Chene;
Springs Merry Makers.
Below is a partial list of tie vis
itors here this week and last week
MI. and Mrs. T. H. Lewis, Messrs
James J. and John WV. Lewis, Gar
ique, Lacombe, Robt. Perkins, P
D. Williams, R. Moruhinveg, lHar
ry Williams, Mr. and Mrs. J. B
Clements and children, Mr. anc
Mrs. W. S. Frazee and children
Mrs. A. W. Littell, H. I). and Tay
lor Littell, Miss Netta S. Littell
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Roberts an
children, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Vea
zie, Misses Ida Veazie, Anna anc
Doucie Andrus, Lucille and Mar
celine Estorge, Malou Lastrapes
Messrs. Mason McBride, Gussi.
Kennedy, Louis Andrus, O. B
Thompson, Albert Fontenot, Gor
don Sandoz, Adolph Jacobs, J. B
Meginley, H. E. Estorge, H. B
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Bailllo, J. W
Baillio, B. S. Landis, Mr. and Mrs
C. M. Wells and family, Mr. Olir
Blackman, Misses Swiss Black
man and Lessie Baillio, Mr. a.n~
Mrs. Warren Blackman and family
L. R. Bihm, Mr. and Mrs. Oscai
Pearce and family, Mr. and Mrs
Beauregard Pearce and family,
Misses Ruth Branch and Virginia
Bennet, Messrs: Hill Smith and
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Bennet
Misses V. Bennet, Myrtel Bennet,
Emma Bennet, Lena Bennet
Messrs. Fred Bennet, J. L. Helm
R. T. Bestow, Clarence Smith, T
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Allen anc
family, Messrs. - Bolton, John
Rhodes, B. H. Camel, Misses Em
ma and Dena Carnel, Girtie Dug.
gan, Messrs. Geo. M. Houk, Nathan
Erlich, Chas. Duchlen.:
Dr. and Mrs. G. A. M. Cooke and
family, Mrs. John Wartelle, Misses
M. Wartelle, - Byrnes, Messrs.
Lou Antoalo,Booty Derbanne,
Percy, W. M. Prescott, Been Pres
cott, J. J. Screen.
fMts. Placide Robin, Misses Em
11y, Octavia and Philomen Robin,
Bertha Saizan, Messrs. Aleest and
Gilbert Robin, T. A. Smith~, Adam
Noel, Eustace Noel, P. S. Lsette,
J. C. Flsetti, Ale~t Hebert.
W. E. Lee, auditor K. C. WV. &
G. R. I., Mrs. W. E. Lee, Mr. J.
Harry Neal, asst. treas. and pay
master K. C. W. & G. B. R. and
manager of the Lake Charles Am
erican, Mrs. J. Harry Neal.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Moore, Misses
Lily, Octavia and Eunice Brewer,
Messrs. Louis, Scott and John
Mooure Mr. and Mrs. Hollins
worth, Messrs. Abe Lewis, Abe
Wilson, Henry Wilson, C. Moore,
S. H. Brewer, John Brewer, Nor
man Waddel, Lin and Leon Wat
kins, DeWittW Waddel, Marshall
Numholland, Weems Wells, C. O
Freeman, Alex Wells, Daney Gems,
Allie Simpson, J. B. Carnel.
Messrs. A. G. Jackson, Joseph
Pearce, - Oscar and wife and
family, Chas. Owens and wife, Mrs.
S. O. Bennet, Misses Claudie Ow
ens, Fannie Bennet.
First Week in Chicngo.
CHICAGo, ILL., Aug. 10, 1895.
I came for the trip, and to see all
things of note in this great city,
and not a day have I failed to go
out to take in new scenes and
How strange it seems among the
surging crowds who pass us by
with a rush, we fail to look into
one familiar face.
It is said that no feeling is more
desolate or lonely than to be in a
large city where you are not known,
but I have one friend for company
in Chicago-my friend Miss Lee,
of New Orleans, is with me. I find
so much to see and learn that I do
not get lonely; but when I see
things that amuses me,-as I very
often do here, I then wish some of
my Louisiana friends were along
to enjoy same with me.
Chicago contains numbers of
parks, boulevards, magnlficent re
sidenees, grand structure*-r every
imaginable architecture, churches,
where God's name is praised in
pomp and splendor. Street&ear feei
lity is good, so we will 404 from
my boarding place on Bowen Ave
nue, take a Cottage Grove Avenue
cable car and visit Washington
Park. There you will see art dis
played in many ways; floral de
signs, in the way of beds and plats,
are of untold beauty; the pools of
water, with playing fountains, fill
ed with floating water lilies, and
gold fish, present an attractive
feature; and the ever welcome
shade trees, under which you will
see parties in various groups tak
ing lunch or refreshments of some
kind, then in other directioi yott
will see a tennis court, and the
merry players, and here and there
stretched out on the grass will be
individuals poring over some
books of great interest, and every
where will you see the bicycle
riders, gents in their knickerbock
ers and ladies in their blopmers.
From this park we take a car and
ride out to Jackson Park to view
what yet remains of the famous
World's Fair buildings, and to walk
or ride over the extensive grounds.
There are not many buildings
left, to tell the tale of the great
The magnificent Art building
still stands, and has been kept for
the Art Museum of Chicago.
The Massachusett building has
been converted into a dancing hall
for the Bicycle Club.
TWhe .Japanese Island is still
ther, ana4 the house, fitted up as
, it was, all was donated to Chicago
afte.r tthe fair. The great lagoons
and P.idges are the same.
f W ik is goi on daily in the
f way Tf clearing bff the debris from
y the fire, and tearing down all other
structures that are not to remain,
and putting the grounds back to
the original Jackson Park that was,
when given up for the fair.
As State is the.business street,
we. go there, and surely you will
see Chicago; the jamn and rush of
people, carriages, drays, street
cars, bicycle riders, organ grinders,
and such a din of noise that you
scarcely know which way to turn,
so don't feel alarmed or either sur
prised if you have a policeman
lead you over a crossing, or drive
_ you back while cars in every di
rection are coming -and you must
Srush and -bmip through the crowd,
and stand up in street cars when
there are no vacant seats, and never
loose time to say "excuse me," or "I
thank you,"-for these terms are not
familiar in Chicago, and if you use
them you are gazed at as if you
and your language were both
While we are down town, we
will visit some of the great stores
-Mandell Bros., The Fair, Seigle,
Cooper & C4. The latter is said to
be the largest store in the world,
and it is a world in itself. Eight
stories high, and contains every
thing.. In the basement is the
restaurairt, where meals are served
as ordered. On one of the upper
floors you will find ladies' parlors
anid toilet rooms, as handsomely
fitted up as you could find any
where. The parlors contain easy
chairs, divans, little desks contain
ing all kind of writing material
and cards, for the public use. We
took in every floor, going up and
down on the elevator. On the top
floor is tho photograph gallery.
The music stores and piano
houses are in numbers--every
make of piano to be found here.
We visited the City Hall, the
Schiller Building-went as high as
the 12th floor in the latter. We
also-visited the Masonic Temple
21 stories high. This building is
magnificence itself; the rotunda is
so grand that it fills you with awe.
From the center you can look up
to the top floor. Each floor has an
opening of a square till the top-a
railing around each and studded
with electric jets, which reflected
against a mirrored back ground
fornis a blaze of light.
We visited the Michigan Avenue
Art Hall, and found enough there
to interest one for days; sculpture,
paintings and relics of all ages, &c.
All out from this avenue is the
great Lake Michigan, and such a
voluin of water, with its broad
crest; dimpled and beaded by the
rays of the sunlight.
Did you ask me if we have any
street music in Chicago? Oh ! yes,
in plenty; and some of the sweet
est airs. .The old familiar hand
orgaw,: on the corner, and string
bands, play under your window,
and Italian girls with their harps
and guitars play on the street from
door to door.
And evgry evening you hear the
u and taibooureen, and when
yon ish tb your window you will
discover it is the Salvation Army
out oi their parade, in the midst
of the traffic, and followed by jeer
ing boys, whose yells form the
vocal part of thisparade.
Do Ihear you say: "Is there any
good in these lpeople?" I mean in
the Salvation Army? Ah! I dare
not say there Is not, for if we were
to follow them into the hovels of
the poor, where they go to nurse
the sick and dying, and to bring
back to faith the erring, and to
hear them in the midst of scoffing
and jeering, tell their tales of con
versldo, and hear the penitent
prayer offered up by the women in
their rough, uneducated way, I
can not but think that God hears
thezi, iiid listens to their humility
and lowness of manner, and I can
not but rqsk, how many of us, who
are christians and church mem
bers, would come forward for Christ
so boldly? May God see the faith
of thi~avation Army and praise
Dear friends and readers, ere I
tire you I will close this letter, and
come agaih next week with what
else I se@ in Chicago, Until then,
adieu. . LINDA.
e u kvor or slue Amendment.
C Ciuncu PoINT, LA.,'Aug. 19, 185.
Editor Clarion.-Your article on
the suffrage question was a com
, plete surprise to me, as I had no
idea that any true white man with
any intelligence could oppose the
amendment, and more especially
your as Iknow you are for white
supremacy and white primaries.
You admit that only=5% of the
white voters would be deprived of
theie *frahiebly4haeiet dment.
Now'wheas you deduct the few who
"spilt their blood" for our country
you will flnd the rest, as a rule,
poor apologies to select our rulers.
We can afford to allow a few ne
- groes in Opelousas to vote rather
than about four thousand ignorant
ones in the country--negroes who
are controlled by a set of uncrup
ulous white men.
I am ..an advocate of White Su
premacy, hence I am in for the
amendment, as I feel that we will
never attain the end in view unless
we can keep out the ignorant negro
vote, There are very few white
men in this parish who take any
interest in selecting officers who
are not assessed for more than
I like your paper and have been
a patron from its incipiency, but I
must say that you aro not consist
ent in being in favor of white su
premacy tnd at the same time op
posed to the amendment.
I have never been a subscriber to
the Courier from the fact that I
have always been on the opposite
side in our lamentable factional
fight, but I must acknowledge that
it expresses my sentiments better
on the question than I can.
Friend "Democrat," we are truly
sorry to differ with you,_but weo
are firmly of the opinion that if
you will just consider the question
ip its proper ij ht yea- will dis
cover your error. Your sole aim
seems to be to obtain white suprem
acy, and for this we say hurrah for
for yqu; but you are "barking up
the wrong tree" for that desirable
object. We assert positively that
the suffrage amendment alone 1vf
not give.us white supremacy, be
cause it will not eliminate the
worst element of the negro vote-
the negro politician. White pri
lnaries, backed up by the White
Supremacy Leagues, will insure a
clean election. That's what we
want and that's What the people of
St. Landry will have.-[EF..
ESTATE OF ADO LPHE MANUEL.
No. 500, Probate Docket, District Court,
Parish of St. Landry.
By virtue of an order of the Hon. 11th Ju
dicial District Court in and for the parish of
St. Landry, there will be sold at public auc
tion, to the last and highest bidder, by the
undersigned administratrix, or by a public
auctioneer, at the last residence of the de
Wednesday, Sept. 25, '95,
the following property belonging to the
above estate, to-wit:
1. The plantation which was the last res
idence of the deceased, situated in i'Anse
Cavalier, Parish of St. Landry, containing
about sixty arpents, more or less, together
wlth all tle buildings and improvements
thereon, bounded north by land of Angelas
Prud'homme, south by land of Alcldfus
Fontenot, east by land of E. T. Lafleur, and
west by land of Clement Manuel.
2. A tract of woodland in the confines of
Prairle Ronde, St. Landry parish, being the
Individual half of a tract of forty-five ar
pents, bounded north by land of Gustave
B. FOntenot, south by land of Mrs. Erte
mont Laflieur, east by land of Edgar Prud'
homme, and west by Sidney Lafleur.
8. One lot of horned cattle numbering 4
about sixty head, ranging in the Parish of 1
St. Landry, mostly in the neighborhood of
One gentle sorrel horse; another sorrel
horse; one old brown bald-face horse; one
old wagon; one old buggy and harness; one
lot of plantation implements and plow bar
ness; the growing crop of cotton, the share 1
of the estate; the share of the estate in the 1
corn; two beds with feather matresses and I
bedsteads; another bed; one lot of bed cov
erings and quilts; two old clothes presses;
one old sewing machine; one clock; one lot
of six old chairs and one old rocker; one i
small table; one lot of kitchen utensils;
crockery, tinware, kitchen safe, water
buckets, etc.; one old saddle and bridle;
one old cotton scale; one brand.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS.-All adjudica
tions of five dollars and less payable cash,
and all adjudications upwards of live dol- I
lars for movables payable on the first of
January next, 1896, and the lands payable
one-third on the first of January next, 1896,
one-third on the first of January, 16i7, and
the last third on the first of January, 18E.
Purchasers on time to furnish their notes
with vwo solvent securities to the satisfac- t
of the administratrix, and the land to re- t
main specially mortgaged unto the estate I
with vendor's privilege until final pay
ment. The notes to bear eight per cent per
annum interest from maturity till paid, and
the clause requiring ten per cent to be add- C
ed for attorneys fees in case of legal pro- Z
ceedings to enforce payment.
As the cotton growing in the field is not
likely to be all gathered by the time of the
sale, the administratrix, in that event, is
authorized to continue the gathering there
of, and when gathered and baled, sell satl
on the market. .
SUCCESSION SALE. t
ESTATE OF FELICETE FUSILIER, WIFE a
OF MARCENAi MANUEL.
NO. 5$68, PROBATv DOCKaT, DISTICT OOUVRT,
PARISH OF ST. LANDIar.
By virtue of an order of the Hon. 11th Ju
dicial District Court in and for the parish
of St. Landry, there will be' sold at public
auction, to the last and highest bidder, by A
the undersigned administrator, or .bya
public auctoneer,. at th idecs
the decased;eegearft qtse, on
Thursday, Sept. 26, I895,~
the following described property belonging
to the above-estate, to-Wit:
A certain tract of prairie land situated in e
the said state and parish, in Chataignier,
bounded north by lands of Prevot Latflur, r
south by lands of Eu'ene Manuel and Jos- h
eph J. Lafleur, east by lands of Simon B, 11
Manuel, and west by lands of Bartholomew '
Lafleur, containing sixty arpents more or
A certain tract of woodland situated in
the said state and parish, between Bayou- b
des-Marrons and Bayou-des-Cannes, bound- a
ed north by lands of J. Meyers & Co., south a
by widow Bolleau Manuel, east by J. Meyers t
& Co., and west by widow Ferguit Fonte
ndt, containing twenty-five arpents more l
One Creole horse;one plow one loedouble
harness; one harrow; two hoes; one ax- 0'
molr; four chairs; one common table;h one
lot or one oven, one skillet, and twqo ts;
one bucket and twro cups; one lot otatsvenF
plates, two dishes, four knives, six soons,
six forks, and four glasses; one sm. tub;
one large pan; one ax; one hatchet; pne lot
of two quilts; one lot of four shees;s one
spinning wheel; all the growing cigp of
rice, cotton, corn, and potatoes; one
feather bed, one matress, one shuck mat
ress, two sheets, one bolster and two pill
ows, one quilt and two blankets.
SIMON BTE. MANUEL, F
e LAND OFFICE AT NEW ORLEANS,
August 8, 18i..
Notice is hereby given that the fol.owin
I named settler has filed notice of his inten"
tion to make Sfnal proof in support of his
claim, and that said proof will be made be
t fore John W. Rhorer, U. 5, Commissioner
at Chicot, La., on October 2d, 1895; viz:
who made Homestead Entry No. 12338, for
the w;_ of swt and lots 3 and 4 se. .itp. 2
s. r. 1 e, Louisiana Meridian.
lie names the following witnesses to
prove his continuous residence upon and
cultivation of said land, viz:
I Louis Devlle, Stephen Deville, Privat
Frutille, Addison Johnson, all of St. Landry
) G. McD. BRUMBY,
3 LAND OFFICE AT NEW ORLEANS,
7 n August 14, Ii5.
Notice is hereby given that the following.
3 named settler has fed notice of his inten
tion to make final proof in support of his
slaim, and that said proof will be made be.
I fore John W. Rhorer, U. S. Commissioner,
at Ville Platte, La., on Tuesday, October ,
who made Homestead Entry No. 16154, for
the nev sec. 39 tp. s. r. 1 west.
He names the following witnesses to.prove
his continuous residence upon and cultlva
tion of, said land, viz:
Henry McGee, Artemon Fontenot, Joseph
Johnson, Massena Lahaye, all of St. Lan
dry parish, Louisiana.
G. McD. BlU4BY,
aug24-Gt Re. gister.
LAYD OFrriE AT NEW ORLEANS,
Notice is hereby given that the followin
named settler. has filed notice of his inteag
tlon to make final proof in support of his
claim, and that said proof will be made be.
fore John W. Rhorer, U. 8. Commissioner,
at Ville Platte P. O. La., on Tuesday, Oc
tober i, 185, viz:
who made homestead entry No, 16588, for
the froetiong pWi seo, 1 tp. 4 s. r. 2 e,
He names the follqwing wtnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon and cultiva
tion of said land, viz:
I.. Dumas Fontenot, Armand Foret, Jos
eph Lebas, E. H. Buller, all of St. Landry
G. ScD. BRUMJB,
LAND OFFICE AT NEW ORLEANgS,
Notice is hereby given that the following
named settler has filed inoice of his lite-p
tion to make final proof in support of his
claim, and that said proof will be made
before John W. Rhorer, U. S. Commissioner,
at Vlle Platte P.O. La., on Tuesday, Oc
tober 1, 1595, viz:
who made homestead entry No. 16660, for
thes½ of fractional s, sec. 9 tp, 5 s. r. 1 e,
He names the followingwitnesses.to rove
his continuous residence upon and cultilva
tion of said land, viz:
Alcide J. Fontenot, Artemon Landreneau
(Side Harcantel, Paul J. B. Fusilier, all of
St. Landry Landry parish, La.
augG. MD. BRUIIY
E. K. WALIOR VS. HIS OREDITORS.
No.i5,546, DistristeOurt, St. LaAidry Parisi,
By virtue or an orderiof the Ilon. Eleventh
Judicial District 4Courtof the State of Lots
islana, in and for the Parish of St. Landry,
there will be sold at public auction to the
last and highest bidder, by the undersigned
syndic or any duly qualified auctioneer, at
the courthouse in Opelousas, on
Wednesday, Sept. 4, 1895,1
the following, described Property, to-wit:
Aboet four arpents of or, standing in the
field on the land of JOaChim Joubert, near
Isacks & Littell's brick yard.
GILBERT L. DUPRE.
aug24-2t a. dle.
St. Francis Xavier's
Re-opens on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3d.
TUITION: $4; $' and $1.
For Information address,
BIRO. SUARE, PresMient,
angl-st Alexandria, La.
L. STUART SANDOZ,
Room 3, St. Landry State Bank
Ofc Hlouws: 8:30 s e. to itt:30 p. w. a
2 to 5 p. m.
STAR TAX SALE
THE STATE OF LOUISIANA VS. DE
LINQUENT TAX DEBTORS, PAR
ISH OF ST. LANDRY.
By virtue of the authority nisted in
me by the ConstitUtion and lawp of the
State of Louisiana, I will sell attbhe prin
cipal front door of the Court House, at
Opelousas, parish ot St. Landry, within
the legal hours for Judicial sa1es, begin
ning at the hour of 11 o'clock a. m, on
Saturday, August 81, 1895,
the following property on which taxes
are now due to the State of Louisiana and
to the parish of St. Landry, to enforce
the collection of the "taxes assessed in
the year 189 together with the interest
thereon at the rate of two per cent. per
month till paid, and all costs.
3764. Triay, C. F.
j lot improved in the town of Wash
ington, bounded north by Bridge street
south by Crawford, east by Dupre street
and west by B. Declouet, valued at $100;
state $180, criminal corporation $1. 0,
poll$1, total $4.30 with interest and coet.
On said day of sale I will sell such por
tions of said prperty as the debtor may
point out, and in ease the tax debtor
shall not point out sufficient property, I
will at once, without further delay, sell
the least quantity of said property of
the tax debtor which any bidder, may
buy for the amount of taxes, interest
ad cost due by said tax debtor. The
Wale will be without appraisement, for
sash in legal tender money of the United
states. T. S, FOISTENOT,
•heriff and Ex-Officio Thax Colleetor of
St. Landry Parishla f jy27-4t
ORDER OF COURT*.
Pursuant to the provisions of Act 152 of
1654, the following teess Of cotrt are here.
by fxed to be held in th I11th Judicial Dis- I
trlct of the State of Loulniaa, Com oed tf
the Parish of St. Landr acd' Acadia, vio:
4 criminal term commIenctag Monday, Sep.
tember 2<rd, 1.85.
4 civil tern comn nl~ie g Monday, Decem
Sc.riminIt term commencing Monday,~
February srd, 186$. -
S civil term commencl.ig Monday, April
SA civilterm omm iMonDa)y, °No sea
A civil term commenhrelngMarch 16 1896..
A criminal term commencing lonlt ay, J
i Court of. Acadia Paris wi
Senter this order on the minutes of the
Court, post a copy thereof in the Co
room, another on the door of them oart
house atnd Will hand another, to tih pub
llsher of the Crowley Signal to be.olfcially
published as required by law. He is like
r wise directed to furnish a certified copy of
this order of court to the Clerk of Court of
St. Landry parish, La.. the latter officer
being hereby ordered to enter same on the
minutes. of the Court of said IParish, to post
a copy on the door of the courthouse, an
other in the court-room and to hand 4a ce+-,
tified copy to the publisher of the Sta
adry Clarion for publicatlon tas requi--by
Done and ordered at crowley, . in
open court this 3d day of July, A. D., A. ,
W. C. PERRAULT,
Filed Jul , 1Judge 11th Juditcal District.
L. H. CLARK, Deputy-Clerk.
A true copy.
L. H. CLARK, Deputy-Olerk.
A true copy.
H. E. Esron8e, Deputy-Clerk. jy a
People's State Bank,
OF OPELOUSAS, LA.
STATE OF LOVISIANA,
PAnsaSo-r . LA.WDEt.
U . S. A.
Be it known that on this lstday of
August, A. D,1805 before me, Ladurent
Dupre, a Notary 1.l'lie, duly quslifled
an commisioaed in and iorald ipS -
ish and State, and in the presence of the
witnesses hereinafter named and under
signed, personally came and appeared
the several persons whose names' are i
hereunto subscribed, who declared: s
That availing themselves of the pro
visions of the laws of this State relative
to the formationf of orp tions for the I
purpose of banking, tey do, by these
presents, covenant and ee and bind a
themselves and those whom t-: re
present, and those who may hret
eeassociatted with them =eformh, I
and eonstitute a oprporationand8 byi
politic in 1sw for thie objectsa d pe r
poses and under the stp~~ilations and I
agreements following, to-wlt: 1
The name and title of said eorpora
tion shall be "THE PEOPLE'S rTATE e
BANK OF OPELO)TUSA) LO~t. IS
ANA," and its domicile an4 place of b
business shall be ii thei Town at Ope
loysas, St. La~gry pares, Louaistna.
ARTICLE I, -
The said corporation shal exist- ad
have and enjoy succession under its cot- a
porate name for the full term and period V
of twenty-five years from and ofter the
date hereof; and i itacar ate name
may sue arif be sped, plea snd be ir
pleaded, appear, auwer'and piosecute P
litany ad Mjl eoWrts of Justice here and
elsewhere. All cttatioa or other legal
process shall be served up.o the I+i'W.
dct, and in case of llfs absence, upon, V
the Vice-presjlent or Cdashier of said
The said corporatio is organlsed for gi
the purpose ofdoing ageneralb n i
busip , and Under rlaws of this 01
tatet, anai" have power to discount 1'
bill, notes or other evidences bf debts_
to receive deposits, buy and sell gold p1
and silver coins and billsof efehange1 m
to lend money on real or personal s,
curity, an to use all incidental powers
te y to carry on the bastess of
Said corporation shall have power to
hold, receive, purchase and convey; by
and under its corporate name, such pro
perty, real and personal, as mfay be in.
dispensable to the objectsrof theassoela
The authorized capital of said can.r:
poration is hereby fixed and
be the sum of TWENTY-FIVE F
SAND DOLLARS, t with Oer )fto I
crease the eaie bygt ol-o
Sthe ap tek eothe o to 1
fdplnr ilar I
The said increase : var be in°ILL ,
lekeing of the fsto.kMhoi ~ir .
purpose ater- thirty._ds s pre :per;;
,ce shall ha. ýý been msiled to. -·
known address of each at - r,
stating the amount of the pe ~In
crease. The said capital stock . l be
divided into two hundred and fifty
shares (250) of one hundred dollars each
par value, which shall be paid in cash.
SFharea. of stock of this corporatlon
shall be evidenced by certificateof etock
issued by its President, or in his ab
sence by its Vice-President, and attest
ed by its Cashier, and bear the seat of
Its corporation, All transfers of stock
must be upon the books of said copora
tion, either by the stoek-holder or by
his duly authorized Agent.
When fifteenthousand dollars n ht000)
of said capital stock shall have been
paid in, said corporation shall be author
ised to commence business.
The business affairs of the sreit or
poration shall be under thestpe iatend
ence and management of Boird k;. bDi
rectors composed of five stock-holders
who shall be citisens of this ftat nd
each of whom shall be the odwnwr In his
own name of not less t -hts fe:abasesof
the capital stock of the crpo ..
The said Board of Directors shal be
elected by ballot on the first Monday firn.:
January of each year beginniag with
the let Monday of January, i8; and
shall hold office for ýc yeawor Unatil
their successors are duly aelted and
qualified. The said eleclio. . he
held at the omice of said corporatio un-.
der the supervision of three tompis
sioners to be appointed by the hard of
Thirty days prior noti f suthelc
tlon shall be given" by publication in.
one of the newspapers published in the.
town: of Opelos Lou , and by
written notice mied ttheslast kaowa
address of each Ltehl am., ` -
ity of all the stock represe a I
maeeting shall beR-ew ry to elgdt.
Every stock-holder shall be er to
one vote, either in ers.on eor petory
as shown on the booksorf thec '
Aujiaa ancyoccuriatasaid Board.
of Diretn~orsfm any. cause: whatever
shall be fited by anoleeton by the re
wmatling Directors; a .ajority of said
Board of Directors shall .:ortitta. a
quorum for the transation of busiLeas.
The said Board of Directorset its first
meeting in each year shall elect from
its own member a President, a Vice
President, and shall also elect from its
own member, or otherwise, a Cashier
and apfoint from it nanmber a .diseont
The said Board of Directors shall also
appoint from time to thmeu assistant
cashier and such other oflleers, elerks or
agents as may be deemed necessary for
the business and purpose of said eor
The cashiar, assiasta't c ,: and
such other officers and cwfbas sshall
be deemed necessary sha be reqfi e
to furnish bondsin sums tobe e
the said Board of Dim , in 0j&a:
cod and solvent a ee pany,
to be approved by they said sard.
said Board of Direetorsehali haie .full
power and authority to makemand
ta.blish, as well as change, alter :
axend, such by-law, rale andregml.
sa, for themanagement of the -
nesm and affairs . Srtheaid co rpoara
may be ~neces adtprcpe, ,ti mik,:
end use aco t seal nd i saeine tor
break and ateralesr
No stockholder shall ver be held
ble or responsible for tihe otracts orf
fa-lts of slad coroaio iii a t
sum than the balase due on the
shares of sto t by him' nor shall.
anyd, mere tn a ht rganissa i
ha he ef'cthoftrend ts c]rtpr
urer la hb ps4h
eb bea`ionotw in " " º
.pers eo tul t a:.·;
e or t elstee a of ca
venenevr this o. at i a Otis ,r.
a oprrl atotlee ie.e n '
sh ve beena ginby or enteeesslaide a,
bi uarions in oe o t ,: weekly news
ated bulder hed tPerne n de e Ope-,
stock-holders appointed for at.jpar
pOe by the ilcard faD at riVTho
anifi the affairs of rthes eas ofeac
ted, underoa s th e a tdee ath ee
ro k-hol ..ders; ted or
Lo or by the oadt irof e or .
ac commissionereshallre tia f uoa ee
neotilorse fro of the stoe baoki io
si David Roos, Isaas aLntofat
t Ctate, Pr t ashi; e
ia isfaL Rankof Netw J rA o as t
~Mii oby tenst of these inseft .
hesaid Davi Bcosear Ptreside
ammo Boosoas ic-ieg LL:
The names of theshafet-holders, th i
laeso reen easnde the numbr of
hare. hld by elgachof theta, lass 1*
1.1 firm of P.BoosrSon se e
Uaviag examined foRt
sePie's toBan rý
of te that Bat theL·
Poem at ue said orpor
et forth ar lejgal, thanh ; st
rosn, a otrt ire coaf 1 t: ` s.: .
Signed.; , . B[TI ?WU~fl
DIstrict Attorney, 11th Ju Ielal E
Filed August 3rd, 1966.
STAT'r Lw IWWAWA,
Parish of $
I hereby certifythat- the-aboe anvi
fRinaha is'a an i e t et~~t py ag' .c~
01~i~-c on file and Of IniQi~n a':.
La.,reti· p .1