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OPELOUSAS, MAY 25, 1901.
St. Landry Clarion Co., Lim., Props.
Editor and Dualdnesa Manager.
Subscription: $t.oo Per Year
Entered at the Post-Office at Opelousas.
Ia.. as second-class matter.
A $trange Prophecy.
Opelousas, La., May 18, 1901.
Editor Clarion:-Now that the
oil fever is at its height, and the
probability of striking the greasy
fluid in Sonth and South-West
Louisiana Is growing greater every
day, the subjoined excerpts taken
from a remarkable work on the
immortality of the soul by Paschal
Beverly Randolph, Philosovher,
Sage, Seer, Clairvoyant, will be of
intense Interest at this time-and
will possibly hasten to the mad
house some of those who are al
ready on the verge of insanity.
This strange, erratic, somewhat in
coherent but remarkable book was
read by me some fifteen years ago,
and I find that I noted the partic
ulars at that time which I shall
now call your attention to. In the
face of the startling facts that are
developing daily in Texas and
Louisiana, the statements made in
this book ("After Death; or Dis
bodied Man") are truly wonderful,
and furnish much food for
To think that we have been
these many years inhabiting a
country of untold oil and mineral
wealth, not knowing a thing about
it, paying exhorbitant prices for
fuel and other products of the soil,
accentuates only too plainly our
want of progressive thought, our
backwardness, our want of insight
and lack of imagination-that im
That bodles forth the forms of things
We ofe Louisiana are as innocu
ous as an extinct DoDo when it c
comes to Investigation, experimen- C
tation and invention; and as slow
a sloth to)draw conclusions,
even when we reckon from correct
premises. To think that we have
lived in a country so long, under
lying which there is a vast bay of
petroleum, and have not had the
mental and the physical activity
to "prove the truth, and hold fast
• that which is good," only indicates
that at one time we must have
been seized with a leviathan leth
rergy which we have never been
able to shake off.
So as to bring out clearly the
reference to petroleum in Ran
dolph's remarkable book, "After
Death: The Disembodiment of
Man," I shall have to quote freely
from the content so as to arrive at
the particular passage about oil.
The following is from page 29:
"Question.-Sir, you say that
we, by virtue of our organization
alone, are destined to a life beyond
te grave. Now, is that belief
ed upon your experience of
"Answer.-No I emphatically
No! My knowledge of, not mere
belief in, immortal life has not E
been derived from an experience of
Yhat purports to intercourse with
disbodied men and women,
through any kind or phase of the c
so-called spiritual manifestations. I
I am, at this writing of the first i
edition of this book, here in the °
carpenter shop of Auguste Landry, °
in St. Martinville, St. Martin's 8
Parish, Louisiana, May 12th, 1866, e
over forty years ago. Twenty-five 1
of those years have mainly been e
spent in the one single pursuit of n
knowledge on the subjects whereof C
I am now writing,--concerning C
Physical Man. I have sought f6r °
this knowledge in twelve States of C
this Union; in France, Ireland, ci
Scotland, England, Turkey, Egypt, u
Syria, and Central and Western a
America, Arabia, Mexico and Cal- a
"I was born a Seer, and for many di
years have been more familiar n'
with disbodled men and wo- t
•men, and their magnificent dwell- if
leg places across the river Death- tC
know ahore, far more, of their ai
splendid worlds than I do of that at
which holds my suffering body, ni
and still more suffering soul. in
"The conclusion I have reached b
ra the totals result of all my read- CO
. lg, investigation, hearsay, and el
,,atsal personal experience, is, that qt9
; ri;ereourse between our own and fe,
the oaod world of spirits,- P"
r properly, disbodied peo- tb
0ther0 u en ai womeo,- to
is, and for long ages has been, a
fixed and indisputable fact,-most
unequivocally demonstrated, in all
lands, by all classes of minds, in a
myriad of ways; and so firmly es
tablished, looted, grounded, as to
be neither prevented, disproved,
gainsaid, or denied, by any power
on earth, or off it."
"True there are, in the spirit
lokas, special brotherhoods and
" societies, as the Foll, Pythagore
ans, Christians, and so forth; and
in some of these a peculiar art or
science is taught and studied,
and special ends sought, special
0 joys cultivated. These societies
e not infrequently number many
Y millions of members; and to dis
tinguish them, we will call them
9 by the letters of the alphabet.
Now all, within themselves, are
e happy; yet transport a member of
society A to society B or C, who
are perfectly joyous, but for whose
studies, pleasures, occupations or
enjoyments, the A man is not
adapted, and in so far as he could
not assimilate with them, he
would be in a sort of hell, if forced
to remain, while all around him
might be enjoying a perfect state
of heaven, because he was not in
accord, not adapted to that state.
He is out of place, and therefore is
"Until July, 1866, I was an officer
of the Freedmen's Bureau, in the
State of Louisiana, which place I
resigned to write the first edition
of this work; and my duties often
called me into saloons where men
played billiards, cards, and drank
very dreadful, murderous whis
key, especially in a rum-hole,
called "Belle Poule," kept by a
mulatto dandy; but I never yet
entered their or its doors that my
hair did not bristle with agony. It
was not my style. I could not
play cards, billiards, or gamble in
any way, and consequently while
I was inside those doors I was in
"Man's after life, being spiritual,
may be allowed to rest from dis.
cussion a while, while I, in behalf
of sceptical readers, propound a
question that necessarily under- c
lies, or at lesast precedes it. That a
question is, "Can you tell me if 1
matter is eternal, as spirit seems a
to be? Or, did matter have a be- a
ginning? and, if so, what, and how, a
and when, was its origin? s
"Reply.-Beyond all question, a
spirit existed always, in some a
form; and matter is but a form, b
condition, state, or manifestation p
of spirit, which is the great sub- I
stratum of the universe. Spirit is n
what? Put mercury over a fire v
and you spiritualize it; it escapes.
Subject water to a white heat, and
it becomes spiriform. Spirit is
the essence of matter, and like it,
too, is graded, terraced, so to speak.
Solid fluid and liquid substances
are but so many forms of spirit.
Substance is but one phase of uni
versal spirit. We see a lump of
granite, and know that time and
attrition will wear it down to
sand; sand will divide up until we
have alluvial soil, out of which
comes vegetation, in various de
grees of refinement, from the
coarse crytogamia to the most
splendid flower and delicious fruit.
Were it possible to behold the pro
cession of the Flora pass before us
in one glorious panorama, we
would behold gigantic ferns and
grassess, flourishing in miraculous
fertility of ages; heay carbonace
ous plants, chemical laboratories
of the first order, extracting the
grosser subtances from the air and
elaborating oxygen to fill their
places. Presently ages having
elapsed they fall and rot, making
new soil and richer, out of which
comes a higher order of plants,
chemical laboratories of the sec
ond, producing still more marked
changes in the atmosphere and
climate. Presently, as the picture
unfolds, we behold orders, genera,
and species succeeding each other
at every tick of eternity's clock;
finer, fairer trees and flowers now
deck the scene, and animal life
now comes in as chemical labora
tories of a still higher order. For I
if vegetation alone were adequate
to the preparation of the earth, air,
and waters for the abode of incarn
ate mind, there would have been
no need of animals, and there, be
lng no demand, there would have
been no supply. But vegetation
could not do it; nor could a single
species of animal do it, but it re
quired millions of species of dif- I
ferently organized animals to pre
pare the world for man; to cook
the air and cleanse it; to purifty
tbe waters, and render them fit forJ t
. .. ,i. . -··f · ·, . • , • !
a higher uses, just as it required a
millin varied flora to throw down
I the noxious vapors, condense them
a into fbre, to be converted by and
i- by into into coal beds and petrole
o um lakes-J-.st like the mighty
I, bay of oil now underlying the par
r ish of St. Martin, La., and which
branches off to Rapides, Vermil
ion, Lafayette and Calcasieu-a
body large and deep enough to
furnish fuel to the world for a
The above are meagre specimens
of the-author's thought, and serve
only to illustrate his style, and to
call attention to the remarkable
statements about oil. A great
many people have inquired about
this book, and I have written to
the publishers to find out if it is
still in publication.
L. W. MAYER.
A few years ago had it been iug
gested that we would some day see
a naval vessel of the United States
sent to honor a re-union of ex-Con
federate Veterans, we would have
thought the persons making such
suggestion a fit subject for the in
sane asylum. To-day, however, we
see the Scorpion at our front on her
way to Memphis, where the grand
est re-union in the history of the
organization of U. C. V. is to be
held. Not to devastate with shot
and shell, but to let her guns thun
der forth to announce to the world
that the past is buried and the na
tion re-united and grander than
ever before. Like re-unions of the
Grand Army, those of the United
Confederate Veterans, are held by
American soldiers, and each from
his own standpoint were equally
true to early teaching and equally
valorous in the cause for which
It is a grand day when enemies
of the past may fraternize as Amer
ican soldiers with the same starry
banner floating over each. The
war is surely over, and the bitter
ness which followed in its wake
has almost entirely disappeared.
It it well.-Baton Rouge Truth.
The appolntment by the Presi
dent of Senator McEnery's son as
assistant postmaster at New Or
leans, a place generally filled by a
staunch party man, is now the
subject of discursion by the press
and politicians of the State. That
should occasion no surprise. Sen
ator McEnery, although a loyal
and vigorous Louisiana Democrat,
has been mighty faithful to Re
publican principles in Washington.
But that was "diplomacy," "states
manship," says Bro. Jones, and
we'll have to let it go at that.
The good people of a few wards
in Washington parish voted a ten
mill tax on themselves to assist in
maintaining their schools. They
are all small farmers, without a
wealthy man among them, but
they are doubtless made of the
right stuff. They will leave to
their children a legacy that can
not be thrown to the four winds
one that will stay with them and
e ever useful.
Simon James Cordon, the Rosso- t
American who was charged with .
changing his allegiance without I
the Czsar's permisslon, and who was '
threatened with deportation to Si
beria, has been released at St. Pet
ersburg under 20,000 roubles bail,
that amount having been deposited
as security by his wife's relatives.
A law has been passed by the
Arkansas legislature requiring a
man to pay a license of five dollars
in order to be allowed to drink
whiskey. When he calls for a
drink he must exhibit his license.
The tax-collector would reap a har
vest in this parish were a similar
law enacted here.
The cup defender Constitution
had a highly successful trial at
Bristol, R. I. It is said that Nat
Herreshoffis better pleased with
the Constitution than with any
other boat he has built.
Arrangements were completed to
conduct an experiment with oil as
a dust layer on the streets of New
Orleans. Mayor Capdevielle com
mended the plan.
Andrew Carnegie has given $10,
000,000 to establish free education
in the Scotch universities of Edin
burgh Glasgow Aberdeen and St.
Five thoneand Chinamen to Pek.
ing petitioned for the retention fo
American troops-i that city.
James Lane Allen, the author,
has filed a suit to recover lands in
the Beaumont oil fel,.
ull eprt a t Commirnttee eo
To the Presidqxt and Members of
the Board of.Trade:
Gentlemen.-+h e undersigned,
appointed a committee to reporton
the subject of manufactures, beg
leave to say that the town of Ope
lousas is an excellent site for the
location of manufactures of various
kinds, those'i iost desirable being
for the manufacture of cotton
cloths and yarns, farming imple
ments, wheel vehicles and furni
ture. Opelousas possesses all the
facilities and advantages for the
profitable investment of capital in
the manufacture of those articles.
Its situation is healthful and pleas
ant, as a place of residence an in
exhaustible. supply of pure fresh
water can be. obtained by wells
sunk at a depth of less than 200
feet, sufficient to run all necessary
machinery whatever power may be
required by it. Since the discov
ery of petroluem in unlimited quan
tities accessible to this point and
its utilization as a fuel, the neces
sary power for operating all kinds
of machinery can now be procured
much cheaper than by the use of
Opelbusas is a central point for a
very large local'niarket for all the
articles mentioned, but which are
now manufactured from 1500 to
2000 mniles distant and shipped to
this point and sold at a profit. We
have here a large population from
which to draw the necessary labor,
both male and female. We have
also an unlimited supply of hard
wood timber easily accessible to
the town by the use of tramways,
timber of the best quality for the
manufacture of wheel .vehicles,
farming implements and furniture
exist in almost inexhaustible quan
titles and of .pery variety east,
west and north of the town, and
Opelousas ought to be full of casp
ital and the hum of industry busy
manufacturing every article re
quiring hard or soft wood in its
make up. The hickory and oak
timber of the Mallet woods, and the
Y*UZIJ VA UJ I UW 1VBlUAUI WUUUDj UIJU 6UC
a oak, ash and gum bordering the
e Teche and bayou Courtableau are
a certain to e of great value in the
t near future, `and to afford a source
of wealth to those who have the
I foresight apd energy to utilize
, these sources of industrial employ
ment and intelligent energy lying
at our doors. Had we at hand the
statistics showing the trade done
i by this town and neighboring towns
in such articles manufactured in
St. Louis and other manufacturing
points equally distant from us, they
would show that this report rests
upon a solid basis of facts and not
upon conjecture. Only one problem
needs to be solved and that is the
problem of transportation of our
manufactured products to other
large markets.. That problem will
be solved in one of two ways, either
by inducing the Southern Pacific
Railroad Co. to extend to Opelou
sas the same liberal freight rates
that are afforded by the Louisville
& Nashville, Illinois Central, Iron
Mountain, Kansas & Plttsburg and
Texas & Paciitif lroad Compa
nies, or by securing the entrance
into our town of an independent
line competing with the Southern
While we have little hope at the
time of securing such a railway, we
believe that better can be secured
from the Southern Pacific Co. than
that company gives at the present s
time, and -that t dan be done
through the agency of this body.
We suggest the appointment of a
committee to call upon the officials i
of the Southern Pacific Co. and ask "
for the sadle freight rates and faci
litles and accommodations as are
afforded by the other railway com
panies mentioned to the communi- "
ties through which they pass, and
with' instructions should such re
quest be refused to make applica- N
tion in behalf of this body to the
State Railway Commission to in. dt
terpose its power and authority in [
the premises. We believe that the
passage of a suitable resolution:
upon that subject matter and the ra
appointment of a committee to bE
carry it out would be an important o_
step towards relieving the shippers
and consignees here from the Ben
forced payment of exborbitanti
freight rates, and that when rea.
s.eable rates are seecred a new ers
of prosperity- and the profitable'
mployment Iof capital and labor
will beopened uphere. -
J. A.. UAAs Chairman
THE POPULAR HOSTESS
is the one who knows how to cater
to the tastes of her guests and tickle
their palate with choice table deli
eacies, such as she can select no
where of such high grade quality as
at a first-class grocery like this. We
have. the finest sauces, conserves,
fruits and vegetables, canned and
bottled, you can find In town.
C. Dietlein Grocery Company, Limited.
Femnale Weakness Cared.
I was troubled with severe female
weadness for over six months. I was
treated by six very prominent physi
clans without any marked benefit. My
last doctor was a skilled specialist, and
he told me the only hope lay in an oper
ation. I heard of Smith's Sure Kidney
Cure, and after using it for one month '
find myself cured, and even the doctor
who last treated me now pronounces me
well. Mrs. J. R. Faver, Atlanta, Ga.
Price 50 cents. For sale by Mason's
Drug Store. 8
I have organized a class in book
keeping and solicit the attendance
of all young ladies and gentlemen
who is desirous of learning that
mayl8-2t PHIL. L. ASHEB.
Horses and Mules-will keep a- I
full supply on hand..: J-.]I'
J. A. HAABS -,
feb9 Opelousas, La. a
Sergeant Major Butler recently s
returned from South Africa, shot |
five of his children in London, i
killing four of them. His wife and J
STAIKEAN UP by the undersigned at t
L Little Prairie Mamou,one Creole bay t
mare and colt, unbranded. The owner
will please come forward, prove prop- t
erty, pay costs and take same away. .
ap127-5t OscAR MonarIN
Win. R., Jr.,. a
has been purchased from Mr.J.P.oag- ,
ni and will make the season at Hass' I
race tuek, Opelousas, La.. at 12.50 per a
season--$20.0O to guarantee. Mares froma
a distance will receive best of attention.
ap127-3m E. K. WALLIOR. c
TF4rKEN UP by the undersigned st ,
.Plaquemine point, on Valerie Boar- to
que's place, one American bay horse a
about 15 or 16 hands high, with shoes on g
front feet- no brand. Has been in abst- p
are since May 7. The owner wiliplease cI
come forward, prove property, pay costs
and take same away.
mayl8-5t JACQUs GUIDBRY. ha
r AKEN UJP by the undersigned at
J LPlaquemine Ridge, one gentle brown
Creole horse, about 8 years old, white
star in forehead, white hind legs and
r unbranded. Has been in neighborhood
about 4 weeks. The owner will please
r come forward, prove property, pay costs
and take same away.
may25-St Opelousas P. O., T.
NOTICE FOR BIDS.
Notice is hereby given that the con
tract for the building of a bridge across
bayou Sylvan, near Mrs. Pointer's, will
be let to the lowest bidder by the un
dersigned committee, at the bridge, on
Saturday, May 9sth, 1991,
at 12 o'clock. Specifications can be seen
at the police jury office.
The committee reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
R. B. WILKINS,
J. W. BORING,
ESTATIE OF AMYNTHE RICE.
No. 5724. PROBATE DOCKET. DISTr r CoURT,
PARIHs or ST. LaNDix,
By virtue of an order of the Ron. E. T,
Lewis, judge of the 16th -Judicial District
court, in and for the Parish of St. Landry,
State of Louisiana, there will be sold at
public auction to the last anll highest bid
der, by the undersigned administrator, or
any duly qualified auctioneer, at the front
door of the Court House, in Opelousas, La. E
Wednesday, June s. 1E01,
at 11 a. i., the following described prop
One certain fntction or lot of ground situ
ated in the town of Opelousas, parish of St.
Landry, having fifty feet front on Eliza
street, running back south between paral
lel lines one hundred and eighteen feet,
bounded north by said street, on the east
by Mrs. L. B. Sandos, south by lot of -
and west by.property of E. D. Estilette, be
ng same property which the deceased had t
purchase from E. D. Estilette one-half
thereof February 2, 1899, and the other half
from Bernadette Pitre, November 27, 1899.
as per acts Nos. 42600 and 48328 on file In e
clerk's offee, St. Landry parish.
Terms-Cash. J. T. STE WAIfT,
mayl-st. Administrator. o
ESTATE OF AUGUSTINE MANUE',.
No. 5708, Probate Docket, District Court,
Parish of St. Landry.
By virtue of an order of the Heon. 16th Ju- U
dicial District Court In and for the parish
of St. Landry, there will be sold at pubtic 8
auction, to the last and highest bidder, by -
the undersigned administrator, or any duly
qualifed auctioner, at the residence of S
iHomer Miller, In Faquetaique. on -
Tuesday, June 25th, ft901,;
at ii o'clock a. m.. the following property
belonging to the above estate, to- wit: si
A certain tract of prairie land. situated
in Taquetaique, parish of St. Landry. State t
of Louisiana, bounded on othe north by l
Widow 0Sol Miller -south byr. public ro,
east byMartelle llIer ad west by J. B.
ash ; conta hrty-seven arpents,
more orlese. .
One lot of about twenty scres of woode i
land, .situated on Bayou-cs-Cmannes,
er and west aanknown.
Two horses; siteen bead of eng e u tlei: tl
one lot of cattle at oirnr 4 t.aniesre, Oca.
Ua p arish; three sheep; on old bugg and :j
batea; one iron safe;:on. lot of l-tsi
bedding, inieuingthree featber._amt*ses t8
one armaoir; one brandingIron; fi9 emairs. ps
Court StreEt and L ndry Street.
Stricly High Grade Goods. P Ri iOld Elch and Mellow Whiskies. Finet Di
play of Imported Wines and Cigars iat Money can Procour
Open Day and N t.
New Orleans Races reported Daily by Pby eIl -Wire.
Furnished Rooms for Transolent , .
Colored Bars in Connections at Both ioutses,,
'Phones-Main 8. Branch SP.
Sii S n E i
UnuR SAm TWs ImC! e
rea u P .p '
MELANCON LAFLEUR1 CO.
STATE OF LOUISIANA,
Parish of St. Landry.
REIT KNOWN, That on this 28th day of
A 8 Aprll, in the year of our Lord, Nineteen
Hundred antd One, before me Arthur Simon,
a Notary Public, In and for the Parish of
St. Landry, State of Louisiana, duly comn
missioned and qualified, and in presence of
the witnesses hereinafter-named and un
dersigned, personally came and appeared
the persons whose'names are hereuntosub
sy scribed, all of lawful age, who severally
declare that availing themselvesof the pro
Ot visions of an Act of the Legislature of this
State, known as Act No. 86 of the session of
n, 1888, as well as those of the general laws of
the State relative to the organization of
id corporations they have formed and organ
izse, and by these presents do form and or
ganize themselves'nto a corporation forthe
Sobjects and purposes and tUnder the stapu
lations and agreements hereinafter set
at forth which they adopt as their chartter.
The name and style of this corporation
sha be MELANON & LAFLERU 00.,.
It shall have its domicile in the town of
Opelouses, Parish of St. Landry, Louisiana,
shall have continuance and succession un
der its corporate name and style for and
during a period of ninetynine years, unless
' soonerlssovied by the action of its stock
holders owning a majority in amount of the
er capital stock.
i - ARTICLE II.
n The objects and purposes for. whieh this
corpotation is organised and the nature of
Ihe business to be conducted and carried en
by it, are hereby declared to be to conduct
t and transact in the town of Opelousas, Par
r- isof St. Landry, Louisiana, a general mer
chandise business, to buy and selldry goods,
notions, clothing, hats, boots and shoes,
Sgrmoceries, hrdware, buggies, wagons. im
i pl ements, and generally all articles of mer
io chandise usually bought and sold.
is iRTICLE III.
The capital stock of this corporation is
hereby fixed at the sum of Twenty-five
_Thousand Dollars (2,00), to be dvidd
o Into two hundred and fljty shares (2w) of
n One Hundred Dollars ea h ($100.00)", which
esaid shares shall be paid for in such manner
and on such terms as may be prescribed by
the Board of Directors, provided, however,
d that this corporation may organize., and
in m m e n c e business after not less than
s Twenty-fl.e Thousand Dollars in shares of
said capital stock shall have been bina Bide
Transfers of stock shall only be made on
the books of the company by a stock holder,
in person or by proxy, but none shall be
sold or transferred by any stockholder un
less the said stock shall have been first of
" fered for sale to the other stockholders, at
the same price offered unto others, through Ii
written' notice served on the President of
Sthe company, and only uponthe failure or
neglect of the other stockholders to avail
themselves, within ten-days, of such right -
of purchase, shall such stock become trans.
n No certificate shall be issued ex6pt for d
fully paid up stock.
. ARTICLE IV.
The business of this dorporation shall be
o managed by, and all its corporate powers
shall be vested in a Board of Directors com
posed of five stockholders to be elected an
nually on the first Monday of May of each
year. At their first meeting in each year
said Board shall elect one of their members
as President, anotheras Vice-President.
The said Board shall also at their first
meeting in each year elect or appoint & a
Manager and a Secretary, and fix their sa- Si
laries, both of whom shall hold offce only ai
during the pleasure of the Board of Di- a
The Manager shall be a stockholder, but
the Secretary may or may not be a stock
The President or Vice-President may hold aI
the office of the Manager. at
SAt all elections for dlrectors, the persons al
Sreeiving the votes of the majority In
_ amount of capital stock of said company
shall be declared erected and at all the meet
Ings of the Board of Directors the action or
teciion of the majority in number preent se
shall prevail, and a majority of the Board tr
of Directors shall constitute a quorum for r
the transaction of business.
Any stockholder shall have the right to A
oonvene the Board of Directors at ahy time
upon notice in writing to each, .
Said Board of Directors shall have author- tli
ity to fill all vacancies occurring in their th
own number, or in their officers by death or i
resignation, and shall have full power to in
make and establish, as well as change and
alter at pleasure all such by-laws, rules and
regulations for the support and manage
mept of the atairs of said corporation as to
they may deem necessary; to borrow money, Co
buy and sell real estate when necessary in, so
business and sell the same, execute mort
gages, make contracts and do all things ne
cessary in the transaction of the business of
the company, gs also to issue and deliver
full paid shares of the stock and bonds and Pa
obligations of said company at notlessthan .41
par for value received.
All checks, drafts or notes hall be signed th
by tleMIsaugger aud ncqoqoteMsed by the o
cSretarWy, otherwise they shall aot be Mid.
ina on the company. f1
Any director shall have the right to ap.
point another director a proxy to act for ti
him in case of sickness, absence or inability en
to attend at all meetings of the Board o el
Directors, which proxy for the time beg e
shall have and exercise all righllt and pow
ersof his principal. s :,,
SAll elections for the directors stilltbheld T
at the office of the ctPaay on the frs.
.ul$Cer the .supev oftwocommlsaioners -
;obe pot by. te Board of D orectr. "
T en s prior, notice of each .election
shall be iven inwriting bythe 8ecr.tary
A faire from any case to hold an elec. . -
tion for the directors on the day above spe
cisfed shall not dissolve said company, but i
those in oace shall hold over until thic t
which an election shalt r iiT , Sco
after days p~iee t writing i
o les Melanco, safer u
enleut, rcr nftmoen r fdiea v Iha
use*rts a a
all panmI rnm w.waswa
du;ar pal p shall be entitled to dae vote.
qAll tons shall be by ballot.
No stockholder of the corporation shall
ever be held liable or res nslble for the
contracts or faults thereof in any further
sum than the unpaid balance on the shares
of Its capital stock owned by hinm, nor shall
any mere Informallty In organization have
the efect of renderig this charter null or
exposi g a stockholder to any liability be
yond seuh unpaid balance.
All citations or, other legal process shall
Sbe served upon the Manager of slald com.
pany or in case of his absence upon the Se
of cretary thereof, and all sualts for and in be
en half of this company shall be broulght In the
ºn name of the Manager for the use of said
mf ARTICLE VIII.
of This charter may be asended: altered or
'ed sole many general meetingof the stock.
lb holders, convened after fifteen days written
fy notice by the Secretary to each of the stock.
Sholders, at which meeting the pl on of,
is three-fourths of the capital -tok of Isald
of corporation shall prevail, and in case of-'the
of dissolution of the cbar'ter being" determitned- "
of on, bylike vote, the, stockholders shall se
Slect two st anockholders o liqudate and settle
he the business ad affairs of said company,
h In ase of the death or r Psigeatit of
either of said commiseioners, the Board of
et Dirtrlshall select another stokodr
r. t ill the vacancy.
Said corporation may be :dissolved 'atan
time without publicationor notice bythe
'T 'I'".:. AoLE Ix. .
of mThqeoard of .eBta oet shall dec. re di
a. "n " nw4payable in c h, ror_ i
qivlentsM ee .er the in fous orming ;o
c. l d at Vn teod aLeate athoe
Vi;.Ledoux, o it'dt. an ry
pt. sen t witnesses, W tho tolwit the
r- hR4e, m otex, A Notaey ead ing
co .IJELAA E7A
- to Prb ecrbe a Penalt- for. NonCom-'
m8nlttne thensaelves. IVd
rleAt to do so, ened dd! "
s.actf tor bati and ond otuL ath
re ini per o rae~ f with the lande.-s-aind
d i. the .Seaate fii , aid e oiana
,f I hereorye aert thot the smvetn .n fe-a
ionerly known _ vaSi nte and dene "
an.oe h ane, raeo
sonh lousasme e p ed okoe
S.SaTApr ICt oh orayo, A ep 1
a Iereby certs that the a own foreoý en O
-0 ahal and s he oe atpir
. O y lorf. Twe peutyeork.
e tMr. Heale rd snw d eothe
dieet oy offeredd theA followingore
AT N : ORD M-INA - NCE:
To Require all Persons Commonly
Cstsed as Vagrants to Leave the
f nour Opelouisas Within Tweet .
h four Hours, After Puoe Notlee, and
r to Prescribe a Penalty for Non-Corn-.
s plianee Therewith.
t Se. 1. Be It ordained by the Mayor
j and Board of Aldermen, that all persona
*shal be deemed vagrants who are Idle,
r and disorderly, or stuch as While able to
maintain themselves and familis e
t glect to do so, unlicensed peddlers;r
sarsleemmon uroeutanttsandvagab , .
notoriously idle and disorderl. i person
sharpers, and p pa 1 1 erand
able mieans of living and uashle to give
P4Lod u of e sch-dpersons as have been 'rea e *on
rvrioted AS roguesail breanersand "per
sonsescapin fron legal durance, e.,
raders, etc., and those having no mass
that all person or persons found within
; mlntly known 4s vsagtrnto and defined
In section one of this ordinance, shall,
after 24 hours' notice by the Mayor or
town marshal, be ordered to- leave said
town, and upon default thereof, and not
comnpyingwiRfth said order Within a rea
public streete of said town and be al
lowed 25 cents per day by tle town for
maintainanee for as many days" said
peteon or persons retnafa at work upon
said streets. Adopted.
fleo. & l It further ordained, et .,
that for goWd sand suficieant case thin
ordinance shall `take effect from and
See. 4. Be it further Crdained, etc.,
that all laws or parts of laws heretofore
Sint o-gaw W tow s