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" Here shall the press the people's rights maintain, Unawed by-influence and unbribed'by gain." "
Published Every Saturday by the
St. La ry Prlting and Publishing Co.
Opelousas Union No. 451 meets every
other Saturday at 4 p. m., in Chachere's
Hall J. J. Thompson, president; S. M. Pe
ters, secretary.
Caledonia Union No. 083 meets the 1st
and 8d Saturdays of every month, at the
secretary's home. Rene Carriere president,
G. T. St. Cyr vice-president, A. Valin secre
tary, Mrs. A. Valin trrasurer John Jen
ninga chaplain, Walter St. Cyr lecturer, Ar
mand Carriere assistant lecturer, Gilmer
Bonnier doorkeeper, Albert Rider assistant
doorkeeper, Albert Whatley sergeant-at
PaiLrvew Farmers Union No. 890 St.
Landry Parish, Louisiana, meets at Belle
vue church, first Saturday in eachmonth.
M. R. Wilson president, J. P. Smith vice
president, H. . Peckham secretary, Jules
Boutte treasurer, A. J. Morgan chaplain,
J. S. Hazeiwood lecturer, J. E. Daily door
The second session of the fifty-first
Congress opened last Mouday. The
next Congress, with the Democratic
majority, will come in March 4th
It is now time for the Farmers'
Unions to "get a move on ;" the lot
tery expects a two-thirds majority in
the Democratic State convention. The
Union can prevent it.
.The.next Federal House of Repre
sentatives, according to theroll pre
pared by the clerk of that body, will
eonsist of 222 Democrats, 92 Repub
licans and 17 Farmers' Alliance men.
Work is progressing for the Federal.
building here. The earth is being re
moved, to a depth of several feet, in
order to lay a solid foundation; a lot
of dressed stones are on the ground,
and the making of brick is going on
The Lottery seems to be going in
for revenge. fTit cannot save itself, it
will help its friends "in their local
affairs," and put them in office. If it
cannot. live, it will pull down the
Democratic house on its adversaries.
We suggest the Mr. T. A. Marshall,
secretary Pf the Progressive League
elia~lltt4 ~League, address copies of
his leCtii t pr. Kelly to the president
6r he lkerf sThiln in The State
they would appreciate it as much as
Dr. Kelly did.
A fire, supposed to have been in
cendiary, nearly destroyed Oak Ridge,
a small town in Morehouse parish,
twenty miles north east of Monroe
Eight of the ten stores of the place
were consumed, the total loss being es
timated at $43,000.
The pugilistic contest at Rayne, last
Saturday, lasted about six minutes,
Budroe knocking [Stakes out in the
second round. The gate receipts
amounted to about $600, out of which
expenses had to be paid, leaving the
victor but a small sum.
The Lotteryites say : "We want to
know who our friends are everywhere
and how far we may rely upon them."
They made a mistake in taking Dr.
Kelly for one of them; may they not
also be mistaken about being "sure of
a nearly two-thirds majority in the
Democratic convention?"
Secretary Marshall's lottery letter
Sto Dr. Kelly, intimates plainly that
the lottery is going to help its friends
to get all the offices in the State; so
then the lottery will be king in pos
session of the State government, and
its "leader" friends will hold the of
fices. A king must have subjects or
serfs-the anti-lotteryites can come in
The "Progressive League" according
to its secretary, Mr. T. A. Marshall,
wants to "interest" one or two leading
men in each ward of the parishes, to
organize a "Parish Lottery League."
Organizing such leagues might be
made of great "interest" in a financial
sense to these "leading" men'; but
¶what about the men" who are to be
led?. Are they to do the voting and
have none of the "interest ?"
The President in his message to
Congress, last Monday, favois the Mc
Kinley tariff bill and the proposed
election or forte bill. ' The people, at
the election last months, expressed a
different opinion. The people who
expressed this opinion so emphatically
are Northern people; while the pro
posed force bill is intended to operate
mainly in the South. In fact, except
for the South and her colored popula
tion, no such bill would ever have
been proposed. The Northern people
have practically vetoed this bill, and
if the present Congress and the Presi
dent persisi in making it a law, it will
not save the now tuling party from"
defeat in 1892. The people of the
North have recognized the fact that
an excessively high protective tariff
and force bills to. intimidate voters,
5re no advantage to the country.
The Lottery "intends to submit the
lottery amendment to the Democratic
State convention ;" the Lottery is
"sure of a nearly two-thirds majority"
in that convention; therefore the
anti-lotteryites wil 'have to "support
it at the general election or else bolt
the party"-so says Lgttery League
Secretary Marshall's letter to Dr.
Kelly. Granting that the Lottery
League prophesies correctly, what will
be the result? Will it secure a live
Democratic party, or only its corpse,
or skeleton? Packing a convention in
the interest of the lottery, will not
give the lottery theJld of the party.
The Democratic party ca not belong
to its own convintion; ho w n it be
long to a lottery convention? Iflead
ers betray the party, byagoing over to
the lottery, nei leaders will be found.
The Farmers' Unions in the country
parishes have the bulk of the Demo
cratic party therein; they are pledg
ed, by their action, by their doctrine
and by their principles, to oppose the
lottery. The lottery can live only by
the death of the Democratic party in
the State. In the struggle to culmi
nate in 1892, if the lottery survive the
Domocratic party will be dead; and
vice versa. The contest is unavoid
able if thelottery should continue
"determined to make the fight ;" and
the destruction of one or the other*
certain, for the Farmers' Unions are
made up of Democrats and they can
never support the lottery. One must
go, the lottery, or the party-which
shall it be?
Joseph C. Gibbs, of Lake Charles,
District Attorney of that judicial dis
trict, was accidentally shot and killed
w hunting last Wednesday. It is
w d that he lived about four hours and
exonerated from criminal blame the
person who shot him. The corpse ar
rived here yesterday, by special train,
and was buried in the family graveyard.
The deceas.lt was born and raised at
Opelousas, and had many friends here.
He was the son of our venerable towns
man, Joseph Gibbs, and brother of
Mrs. Leonce F. Littell of this place.
He started in life with many disadvan
tages : with limited education, limited
means, and without influential or weal
thy relattr1f-oof ret ti h nii aie
here, as his parents came from Great
Britain. His native talent and perse
verance carried him to success. After
obtaining license to practice law, only
j few years ago, he went to Lake
jharles, where he was practically a
stranger. His success was extraordi
nary. He was appointed by Gov. Mc
Enery to fill a vacancy in the district
attorneyship, and at the election in
1888 he was elected to that office by a
large majority. He was very succesful
in prosecuting criminals, and equally
successful in civil practice. He has
been cut down in the flower of his
youth, and his friends grieve over his
untimely end. They can only sympa
thize with his father and sister, for no
one can comfort them. He was the
light of his aged sire's existence; and
now that the light is gone, the remain
of his life must be dark indeed.
The Attakapas Medical Association
held its semi-annual meeting here last
Tuesday. In the absence of the
President, Dr. T. J. Woolf, Dr. C. D.
Owens presided; Dr. H. A. King,. the
secretary, was present. The other
members present were Drs. T. T., Tar
leton, M. R. Cushman, A. C. Durio,
F. S. Mudd, J. P. Francis, M. B. Tarle
ton, W. D. White, T. S. Tolson, R. M.
Littell and F. J. Mayer. New mem
bers were added as follows : Drs. W.
M. Thompson, O. P. Daly, L. Daly, W.
R. Lastrapes, J. P. Saizan, G. E.
Brooks, James V. Ray, J. T. Abshire
and J. A. Villien. A number of mem
bers were'absent.- Scientific questions
were discussed ; but such questions are
interesting only to the initiated. The
domicile of the Association is at New
Iberia, where it meets the first Tues
day in May of each year ; at that meet
ing is selected some place in the dis
trict for the meeting on the first
Tuesday in December of each year.
At the meeting next May, Dr. F. J.
Mayer will deliver the annual address.
We went tr- 'e store of our enter
prising merchant Mr. Ben. Meginley,
to see if the advertisement he has pub
lished in this paper, in regard to so
many things, and such good things too,
was correct in all particulars. We were
perfectly satisfied. All that is adver
tised was in sight. Everything was
clean and nice and well arranged. It
is a house well kept. The goods are
fresh and tfhe prices low. If hunger
overtakes you while examining his ex
hibition of toys and other holiday goods,
he has a restaurant, with lunch at all
hours, and oysters always on hand.
Will somebody please at once forward
to this office information as to how Mr
John A. Morris, the "original StateJ
rights Democrat," voted oinTuesday?
And where?-New Delta.
State of Louisiana to Azelien Fruge,
160 and 62-100 acres, patent No. 4026;
Walthall Burton to Mrs. France E.
McBride, one half acre at Melville,
$30 cash; L. J. Dodge to Mrs. E. E.
Helm, lot in Melville, $40 cash; Er
telucc. Latleur to Omer Manuel, 82
'arpents, at l'anse-aux-Pailles, $300
cash; H. L. Garland to Estate of Mary
T. Hardy, 93 acres, on bayou Marie
Croquant, $29.34 cash; D. W. Hud
speth to Anton Copman, 21 acres at
Bayou Petite Prairie, $75 cash ; Gus
tave Chachere to Purnell D. Tatman,
a lot with improvements in Opelousas,
$650 cash; Mary Estella Reed wife of
Edgard Lafleur to Vincent Boagni, 90
arpents at Ville Plate prairie, $669
and 61-100 cash; Caleb Jewett to
Vincent Boagni, 186 acres on Plaque
mine, 324 and 9-100 acres on Mallet,
$2000 cash ; John N. Ogden to E. D.
Estilette, retrocession of four lots in
Opelousas, surrender of four notes for
$50 cash; Sophia Fontenot wife of
William Duckworth to L. G. Duck
worth, .5 acres at Waxia, $31 cash;
Jackson Miller to H. L. Garland, 11
arpents on Bayou Bceuf, retrocession,
six notes for $275; Mrs. Harriet A.
Ward to S. P. Ward, undivided half of
804 acres, $1500 cash; Mrs. Martile
Fontenot widow of Philip J. Fontenot,
to.J. H. Parker, 75 .arpents in Little
Mamouth, $442 cash; J. P. Miller to
Louis Andreux and Octave J. Guillory,
50 arpents at Bayou Cane, $159;
James Harrison to Villeneuve Rideau,
Stephen D. Vainwright and Alibe
Jones, 240 acres at Waxia, surrender
of his share to co-purchasers who as
sume payment therefor; 0. I-r Tor
williger to E. D. Estilette, retrocession
of lot and improvements in Opelousas,
$882 by return of notes; Olida Tate
wife of Aristide Guillory to Joseph
Lebas, 100 arpents at Ville Plate
prairie, $300 cash balance on time; A.
E. Arnold and S. Haas to Thomas
Veillon, 100 arpents at Point Don
Manuel, $250 cash, $750 on time; J.
F. Shaw, Aurelien Guillory, Athanas
Ortego, Allen Morris, Thomas Winfiele,
George Hill and E. C. Barron to
Hilaire Bordelon, 50 arpents in Ville
Plate prairie, $200 cash, $300 on time;
Emilia Guillory wife of Ezra Martin
to Jesse Malbroux, $120 arpents with
improvements at Old Grand Prairie,
$900 on time; W. T. Long to M.
Walker, 40 acres near' Atchafalaya
river, $50 cash, $350 on time; W.
Burton to J. H. Drummond, one acre
at Melville, $60 on time; H. L. Gar
land to Gabriel Pierte and Thomas
Pierte, 100 arpents on bayou Courta
bleau, $150 cash, $1350 on time; H.
L. Garland to Loved Montgomery and
Thomas Greenlee, plantation with a
front of 15 arpents on bayou Teche,
$250 cashb $2000 on timg .
In the St. Landry Democrat Nov.
29th is the following sentence:
We might retort, by reminding the
CLARION that when its first number ap
peared, our confrere J. W. Jackson was
announced as the E itor, although he had
bound himself "not to engage in the news
paper business directly or indirectly in the
parish of St. Landry for the term of five
The statement in this sentence that
I so bound myself, is false. The act
of sale by me of the Democrat office
to Mr. Duson should be in the Record
er's office, and it contains no such
obligation, unless Ame one has com
mitted a forgery or falsified a record.
On Milonday evening last a very sad
accident happened near Morrow Sta
tion. Russell and Morgan Heath, were
brotherslwho kept bachelor's hall; on
this occasion they were in the same
room, Morgan sitting in a chair and
reading when Russell got his gun to
clean it. The gun went off and the
whole load, 16 buckshot, struck Mor
gan in the region of the heart, killing
him almost instantly. The surviving
brother is overcome with grief.
The lottery screechers are fond of
pointing to the fact that many of the
States at an early day tolerated lotter
ies for educational and other public
purposes. All the States, however, ex
cept Louisiana now prohibit lotteries.
If lotteries were such great benefactors
how did the States that once had them
come to repudiate and crush them
out? How is it that there is such a
concensus of opinion every~here in
the Union except in Louisiana that
the lottery is an evil and a very .great
evil?. The people who have tried a
good thing don't repudiate it. If the
lottery was a good thing, the States
which once had them would still have
them. They proved to be bad and the
people abandoned the evil and enacted
laws for its suppression. The fact
that other States once had lotteries
and do not now have them is an argl
ment against the Louisiana Lottery.
Homer Guardian-Journal:
Mr. Leonce Sandoz publishes in the
.. Landry Democrat of Nov. 22d, an
extract of a letter from the manager
of the American Press Association, to
the effect that plates and bases belong
to the paper and not to the proprietor
of that pawJ? in other words, that a
man does not own his own property-
a wise opinion truly. But that is not
the point: Mr. Goodwin positively
refused to take the plates and bases;
and I know of no law that could com
pel him to take them if he did not
want them, or that would compel me
to turn them over to him. The plates
and bases never went with the lease at
all, and the use of them without my
consent was "unceremonious" and a
violation of my rights. If I have any
plates not belonging to the lot I pur
chased, Mr. Sandoz is welcome to
them; but I left a lot of plates there
that had not been used, and I would
like to have them; and also a lot that
had been used, and these latter the
manager of the American Press As
sociation says "ate not subject to sub
lease to anyone."
[Notices will be inserted under this head
ing at ten cents a line.]
Wante&.--1000bushels of corn. Will
excbange lumber of any description
for same. Apply to J. T. Stewart, near
railroad depot.
The A-tak-a-pa Family and Planta
tion Remedies for sale by all Druggists.
If you want watches or jewelry
neatly repaired take it to R. Morn
hinveg, the live jeweler of Opelousas.
Watches, clocks, jewelry, and fine
diamonds at R. MIornhinveg.
If you wish to be fitted to a pair of
specks go to R. Mornhinveg's jewelry
establishment on Main St.
Pittsburgh coal at E. H. Vordenbau
men's lumber yard.
Call at Remi Mornhinveg's and see
his fine stock of Fall jewelry.
E. H. Vordenbaumen sells pine lum
ber at $12 per M ft.
Wedding rings of all sizes and styles
at R. Mornhinveg's.
Call at Jacobs', and see the beautiful
music box.
District Court has been in session
this week, trying civil ases.
New Orleans New Delta.
Amite City, La, Gctober 21.
Editor of the New Delta : Sir-The
great interest taken in our town elec
tion on the 15th by Mr. Albert Baldwin
and Geo. A. Peste has changed nearly
all the strongest lottery men up town
to antis. While we are changed we
wish to state that i is not to spite
these men but for good and solid
reawqn. We were lottery men because
we believed that if thelottery company
won that they wii not interfere in
politics. But, kn ang that Mr. Al
bert Baldwin has iderable interest
in the Louisiana t te Lottery Com
pany, and that if it ins he will have
a say so in the agement of its
affairs, and sine demonstration of
Wednesday last: of men, closing
down the gin fae and coming up
almost in solidt& x and almost
forcing men ... against. their
wishes, sim..y- a mayor and
board of the town of
! ihave iu it interest. Since we
have seen this we are satisfied that the
lottery company will take stock in
politics, and if it succeeds, that the
people in the parish of Tangipahoa and
of the whole State of Louisiana, will
be like the hands of the Gullett Gin
company, afraid to take stock in any
political question until they find out
how the bosses stand. ~ arlpanti
lottery to the finish. We prefer floods,
ignorance and poverty to political
oppression. MANY VOTERS.
The unwarranted interference of the
lottery representatives in the election
in the town of Amite City is strictly
in keeping with the line of policy
which the Morris combine will follow
in every election in Louisiana. We
oppose the lottery pretensions not so
much on moral grounds, but because
of the danger which threatens the peo
ple in the exercise of their political
rights. The combthe's existence is
dependent upon their success in con
trolling politics in the State. Through
their hirelings they have boasted that
they will elect every officer at the next
election from governor down to con
stable. All citizens who appreciate
the danger have already aligned them
selves in opposition to the lottery.
Thousands of others "in every section
of the State will follow the example of
the citizens of Amite City, who have
repudiated the lottery bosses.-Shreve
port Caucasian.
In Others' Eyes.
The Shreveport Caucasian has been
publishing a series of able articles re
lative to the public school system of
Louisiana, tending to prove! that we
are making commendable progress in
this direction and that the results
achieved will compare favorably with
those attained in other Southern States.
The New Orleans Times-Democrat, in
its newborn zeal to' demonstrate that
ours alone, of all the commonwealths
forming this great republic, is unable
to carry on its government and parti
cularly to maintain its public schools
With any degreq of efficiency unless it
shall becomce the stipendiary of a gam
bling corporation, has sought to dis
credit the position of the Caucasian by
counter argument, statistics and badin
age. The Shreveport paper makes a
crushing rejoinder in its issue of Sept
ember 30, by showing. that its position
and conclusions have been largely
based upon the educational statistics
and statements.appearing in the trade
edition of the Times-Demnocrat itself,
issued September 1, 1889, and the lat
ter journal must first disavow and rb
pudiate its own work before it can suc
cessfully assail ,that of the Caucasian.
The smile is bn the T.-D. in this
matter.-Donaldsonville Chief.
The agents of the Morris lottery
combine have been charged with im
peding levee building in this State.
This is a serious allegation, and if true,
is in keeping with the peculiar meth
ods of this gambling concern which
has been seeking to retain its power
by every possible agency at its com
mand. The people are getting tired
of the pretensions of this combination,
which is arousing irresistible opposi
tion in every section of Louisiana.
Town Talk.
The following letter is. tilf explana
tory. It was published in .the Winn
Parish Comrade. Dr. John Kelly, the
- gentleman to whom it was addressed,
is a well known and respected citizen
of Winn parish. T. A. Marshall, Jr.,
who wrote the letter ta)Dr. Kelly, is
Secretary of the Louisiana Progressive
League :
Nov. 12th, 1890.
Winnfield, La.
Our friend, Mr. A. W. Faulkner, of
Columbia, has suggested that you would
be likely to assist us in organizing a Branch
of our League in your parish, and I write
to ask your advice and co-operation.
The Antis are working hard all over the
State, and if we are to hold our own we
must do likewise. Our plan is, as soon as
the organization is complete throughout
the State, to call a convention or confer
ence (say next spring) of representative
men from every iart of the State and let
them decide upon a plan of campaign, and
take charge of same. We intend to sub
mit the lottery, amendment to the Demo
cratic State Convention, and, if it is in
dorsed there, the Antis will have to sup
port it at the general election or else bolt
the party which their leaders at least can
not afford to do. As matters stand now,
after conceding to the Antis every doubt
ful parish, we think we.are sure of a near
ly two-thirdinmajority in the Democratic
Conversion. However, we are determined
to make the fight in every parish in the
State where our friends can make a show
ing which will entitle us to have confidence
in their success, and we will help them in
their local affairs at the same time. We
want to know who our friends are every
where, and how far we may rely upon
If you will be kind enough to suggest to
us one or two leading men from each ward
in your parish, who are friendly to our
movement, we will try and interest them
in organizing a Parish. Lottery League.
We should much prefer, however, to have
you take the lead m the matter, and let us
rely on you to see the different ward lead
ers or else to send some trusted friend
to see them, and we will bear the ex
Will you kindly let us hear from you at
your earliest convenience.
Yours Truly,
The above letter "lets the cat out of
the bag." While the Town Talk has
always held that the Lottery Company
had never been out of politics, and if
given a new lease of life would try to
control politics as in the past, we have
had great trouble in making some peo
ple believe it.
The Progreseive League is the
Louisiana Lottery Company travelling
under a new name, so whatever a well*
paid worker like Marshall says, must
be put down as facts. That Mr. Mar
shall made a mistake in the man, in
seecltip Dr. Kelly, is certainly true.
an "anti." However bad the "give
away" is for the Lotteryites, it certain
ly is a good thing that it happened,
because it shows what the Lottery peo
ple are doing, and what they expect to
do in future?
Here it is :
First.-To thoroughly organize the
Lottery.forces all over the State.
Second.-To call a convention or
conference next Spring, and let that
convention decide on a plan of cam
Third.-To submit the Lottery
amendment to the' next State Demo
cratic Convention.
. Fourth.-To capture the Convention
and make the antis support the amend
ment or else make them bolt the
Democratic party.
Fifth.-That the Lottery is now sure
of two-thirds majority in next State
Convention. -
Sixth.-That the Lottery will make
a fight in every parish in the State.
Seventh.-That, the Lottery will
help politicians in their local affairs.
Hand out the money where it will do I
the most good.
Eighth.-That ae Lottery wants to
know its friends everywhere.
Ninth.-The leading men of each
parish are wanted by the Lottery for
their influence, as well as the leading
.men of the wards of the parishes.
Tenth.-That'all expenses incurred
by the leaders of the several parish
es in getting up Progressive Leagues
will be paid by the League (Lottery).
It now being positively known what
kind of a campaign the Lotteryites
will conduct, it is no doubt proper for
the antis to organize all over the State
and the sooner the better. Let us
work up at once a parish central or
ganization, and ward anti-Lottery
Leagues. It is not necessary for Town
Talk to give reasons for such organiza
tion. We have a deep, subtle, and
rich monopoly to overcome, and the
best way to fight it is to meet organ
ization with organization. ThiTs should
be done at once, because Town Talk is
informed that the Lottery has al-1
ready commenced its secret work in
The secretary of war has approved
the following apportionments made
by the'board of engeineers for the va
rious levee districts: Upper Missis
sippi, $100,000; Lower Mississippi,
$200,000; Upper White river basin,
$80,000; Lower White river basin,
$100,000; Tenses front fn Louisiana;
$226,000; Atchafalaya basin, $112,500;
Pontchartrain district, $69,500.
All allotments for detail work were
approved, except in the case of the
Pontchartrain district.
Will any of the agents or represen
tatives of the Morris combine attempt
to interpose objection to the progress
of the work outlined? We think not.
The answer that has come from the
press of North Louisiana to the state
ments of the lottery papers that the
opposition in that section to the lot
tery was dying out is proof conclusive
that the opposition of the honest farm
ers of the northern portion of the State
to John A. Morris' gambling institu
tion is as strong and determined 'as
ever.--New Delta. ,
New Delfa.
'That the anti-lottery agitation has
had some actual, tangible results is
now beyond question. When the
Anti-Lottery League commenced its
- work last spring the lottery's cham
pions called it a band of impotent
t fanatics, whose efforts would come to
naught, It has been about seven
months since the movement against
the lottery was inaugurated, and the
actual results so far are something
wonderful. "From the Atlantic to the
Pacific, fiom Maine to Texas, the press
of the country is massed in solid bat
tery, pouring hot shot into the gam
blers. We except, of course, the larger
part of the New Orleans papers, who
have reason to stand opposed to the
otherwise unanimous sentiment of the
newspapers of America. The society
for the suppression of vice has taken
in hand the sale of lottery tickets and
is having arrested and punished the
vendors. Two great States have in
serted in their constitutions anti-lot
tery articles. Judges all over the coun
try are charging the grand juries of
their courts to indict the lottery deal
ers. The attorneys general of Michigan,
Ohio, Illinois, Texas and other States,
both of their own motion, and by re
quest of their respective governors are
conducting investigation9sJd putting
on foot measures to prevent the illegal
business of selling lottery tickets in
their States. The Congress of the
United States has closed the mails to
the lottery business whether conduct
ed by the gamblers: in -their own names
or disguised under those of agents.
The Federal judiciary authorities have
set on foot prosecutions, both for
violations of this postial law, and for
breaches of the anti-lottery statutes of
the District of Columbia.
The leading express companies have
shut down on the nefarious business,
and refuse any longer to be used to
further the interest of those gamblers.
The people all over the Union, enlight
ened on the subject of the outrageous
unfairness of the lottery's scheme, have
in a large measure ~eased to buy their
tickets. Even in our city, where the
anti-lottery legislation of the other
States and of Congress has no effect,
the receipts of the corner gambling
hells, known as policyshops, have been
cut down at least one-half. And, taken
as a whole, the contest of the last seven
months has proven a most disastrous
one for *be great keno game. Since
the first of September the lottery com
pany, we are informed, has discharged
a, large number of its clerks for the
reason that it had no business for them,
its correspondence and business having
fallen off to a tremendous extent. And
now the force in the post office at this
has" been reduced, the stop e
as a reason. ese are further proofs
that the- lottery's business has fallen
off tremendously.
All of this is directly a consequence
of the agitation of the lottery ques
tion by "the little handful of fanatics,"'
as the lottery's papers were pleased to
denominate the originators of 'this
movement. And right here let us' say
that this "little handful of fanatics" is
backed by the unanimous press of the
country, by the weight of public
opinion in the Union, and has received
the indorsement of a unanimous vote
of both the Senate and Iouse of Re
presentatives of the United States of
America-three things that cannot be
said of any other movement over or
iginated in this country.
This cutting down of the -lottery's
receipts is a curtailment, just that far,
of its power. In just as much as we
clog the hopper of receipts, just so
much do we diminish the flow from
the spout of corruption. In seven
months we have decreased the lottery's
power for evil at least one-half. Is not
that something tangible to show for
our labors? And is it not encourage
ment enough for us to "let the good
work go onn?"
The wildest enthusiast among the
'"fanatics" never dreamed of taccom
plishing so much in so short a time;
and we view with mixed astonishment
and gratitude the stupendous results.
The achievements so far will not,
however, satisfy us. We do not pro
pose to stop at scotching the serpent,
we propose to kill it. We pause in the
work of destruction only long enough
to congratulate our fellow-workers and
the world at large on the result so far
of the labors of the Anti-Lottery
League,.and then grasp our weapons
again with a determination to com
plete oar task and slay the monster
outright. To cripple it is not enough.
It must die.
The Times-Democrat says: "The
English papers note that the attempt
to improve the quality of Indian cot
ton by planting American seed has
proved a failure, after having been
thoroughly tested. The American
cotton is the finest in the world, and
although India and Egypt have been
able to compete with it in the lower
grades, they have never been able to
produce the higher grades of the
staple. Thinking that this was due
to the quality of the seed used instead
of to the soil and climate, a. number
of Englishmen determined to plant
the American seed in India. Several
varieties of it were taken there and
planted in 1884. The first year's pro
duct was quite satisfactory and nearly
up to the American standard, but the
staple has continued to deteriorate
from year to year, until it is now no
better than the cotton from the native
seed. The experiment has been tested
several times before with the same re:
suilts.. This last test, -which, was a
careful and thorough one, leaves little
doubt that the Southern States of the
Union are better suited to cotton than
India; or, indeed; any country in the
world. Prof. Hiligazi, who placed the
center of the cotton "region at the
point on the Misissippi where the
States lines of Louisiana, Arkan
sas and Mississippi met, was evidently
Will Wind Up ad. Diss.lYe
A Washington special to the St.
Louis Globe-Democrat of date Novr 13,
says: "A report is. current here that
the Louisiana Lottery Company will
divide a big surplus, wind up its affairs
and dissolve. A good deal of credence
IsgPrlv to this .aport by the po$kof
flee authorities."
The above report is entitled to much
weight from the fact that it is publish
ed uncontradicted, in the New Orleans
City Item of the 15th, a strong lottery3
paper issued at the domicile of the
company. If there is no truth in the
rumor, it seems to us that the lottery
organ would have made rapid haste in
denying it.
It is thought that the action of the
Adams and United States express com
panies, in declining to handle any lot
tery business, prompted, or rather
forced, the concern to retire from
business. Being denied the use- of
both the mails and the express com
panies, it would be next to impossible
for the lottery to carry on successfully
its business. They realize this fact
and hence have concluded to gracefully
retire, if runors be true.
The lottery is~ick and dying, and
soon wil be dead. Three cheers
for the for post office department and
the express companies who instituted
such a successful boycot against this
mammoth gambling machine.-Far
merville Gazette.
If the lottery, with the Ferderatgot
ernmentandforty-twoout of.4e forty.
four, States making war- on it, with:
more than half of the people in its own
State fighting it, and with the eyes of
the world open to theterribleadvantage
it has over the dupes who play against
it, can still afford to pay $1,250,000 a
year for the privilege of running its
gambling concern, how manifestly
inadequate was that amount when
it offered it before this war on it began.
-New Delta.
Publio Sale.
No. 5054 PBOBATE Docar, Drrnzcr Covur,
By virtue of an order of the Honorable
District Court in and for the parish of St,
Landry, there will be sold at publi auc
tion, to the last and highest bidder, by the
undersigned administrator or some duly
qualified auctioneer, at the residence of
the administrator at Melville on ,the Atch
afalaya river in said parish, on
Thursday, Decembe,* 18th, 1890,
the following property belonging to the es
tate of Henry '. Carleedeceased to-wit:
Eighteen head of horned cattle, Consist
ing of two cows and calves, four two-year o .
olds and ten dry cows; one horse, one'ad
dle and bridle: two colts, one a year And a
half old and the other two years old; two .
Dec. 6 2t Administrator,
NOTICE.--Land Office at New Orleans,
November 29th, 189O.-Notice is hereby
given that the following-named settler has
fled notice of his intention to make final
proof in support of hiesclaim, and that said
proof will be made before the Judge or
Clerk of District Court.at Opelousase, on
Monday January 12th, 1891, vis: FPa.#
cotse Fuseller widow of Jean Baptiste
Fuselier ils, who made homestead entry
No. 8386 for the NE% section 8 Tp5 S R I
E La. Mer. He names the following wit
nesses to prove his continuous residence
upon and cultivation of, said land, viz:
Alcide Jacques Fontenot, Louis.Andersux,
Cyprien Landreneau Landry Fentenot,
all of St. Landry arish
Dec 6-6t . e gister.
Notice of Adminstration.
Whereas, Lula May Fleishman, widow ofL
W. H. Haw has filed in the Clerk's office
of the 13th judicial district courtof the par
ish of St, Landry, an application to be aP
pointed _admistratrix of the estate of ifd
W. H. Iaw deceased, notice therefore is
hereby given to all persons interested to
show cause if any they have, by filing the
same in writing n my office, 'Withi ten
days froun the first publication of this no
tice, why said appointment should not be
Dec. 6, 1690. Cle.k
The undersigned have agreed to accept
the offer, recently made by the Opelousas
Race Course Co., to trot a match raco be
tween the stallion "St. Elmo," (owned by
J. O. Chachere,) and the stallion "Mike
Kavanagh," (owned by J.J. Ilealey,) on
the 21st day of Dec. 1800.
NOTICE.-I am applying for a home
stead on the NW 14 of NE 14 and the134
of NW 114 of section 6 Tp. 98 R 1 W. La.
nov 29-4 .J. 6. RICHMOND.
NOTICE.-Land Office at New Orl~ans,
November 25th, 1890.--Notice is hereby
given that the following-named settler has
filed notice of his intention to make final
proof in su port of his claim, and that said
proof wille made before the Judge or
Clerk of District Court at Opelousas, La,
on Saturday January 8rd, 1890, vis: 'lannr
Landry who made homestead entry No.
10867 for the SE. of SW. SW14 of SRE
section 23 NW1I4 of NE$ and N3N of NW
K section 20'ip 5 S R 2W. Under section
2301 R S. He hames the following wit
nesses to prove his continuous residence
upon and cultivatioh of, said land, viz:
Achille Fontenot, Simon C. Cesalre A.
Veillon, Delacourt DupleceiaIn, all of St.
Landry parish.
nov 2941t Register,
.L Large Tracts of and TRAVERSEDI)
ROAD, in the parish of 8t. Landry, between
Melyille ahd Palmetto stations. These
lands have been recently suiveyed and are
heavily timbered with valuable cypress
and ash timber. Apply to the undersigned
at Opelousas, La. TIOS. H. LEWJS.
NOTICELand Office at New Orleans,
Nov. 17th, 1890. Notice ih hereby given
that the following-named settler has filed
notice, of his intention to make final proof
in support of his claim, and that said proof
will be made before the Judge or Clerk of
District Court at Opelousas, La. on Wea
nesday Dec. 31, 100, vvi: Francis Hebert,
who made homestead entry No. 8367 for
the SW 114 of NE 2 f4 W of E 114 and
SE 114 of E 114 section 0 REast.
La. meridian. He names the following
witnesses to prove hiscontinuous residence
upon and cultivation of, said land, vis:
William Carpenter, James 0. Causey, Wm.
H. Randolph Benoist Johnson, t of St.
Landry p2 eL CHA$ C. PALFREY,

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