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ST. LANDRY CLARION.
"Here shall the press the people's rights maintain, Unawed by itfluence and unbribed by gain."
VOL. I. NO. 15. OPELOUSAS, LA., SATURDAY;,: JANUARY 17, 1891. SUBSCRIPTION, $2 A YE R.
STHE CLARION.
Published Every Saturday by the
St. Landry Printing and Publishing Co.
(LIMITED.)
Harmony Union No. 604 meets at Big
Cane the flrst and third Saturdays of each
month, J. A. Boyd president, W. C. Flesh
man secretary.
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.
Pairview Farmers Union No. 689 St
Landry.Parish, Louisiana, meets at Belle
vue church, first Saturday in each month.
M. R. Wilson president, J. P. Smith vice
president, H. C. Peckham secretary, Jules
Boutte treasurer, A. J. Morgan chaplain,
J5. . Hazelwood lecturer, J. E. Daily door
keeper.
Caledonia Union No. 668 meets the 1st
and 3d 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 trrasurere John Jen
nings chaplain, Walter St. Cyr lecturer, Ar
mand Carriere assistant lecturer, Gilmer
Sonnier doorkeeper, Albert Rider assistant
doorkeeper, Albert Whatley sergeant-ate
arms.
Olicial Journal of the Farmers' Unions
--OF THE
PARISH OF ST. LANDRY.
OPELOUSAS, JANUARY 17, 189.
Pittsburgh coal at E. H. Vordenbau
men sjumber yard.
The A-tak-a-pa Family and Planta
tion Remedies for sale by all Druggists.
E. $I. Vordenbaumen sells pine lum
ber at $12 per M ft.
Mr. Jno. P. Lebesque, representing
the Attakapas Vindicator, g'ee us a
pleasant call last Monday.
Rev. Geo. Fraser, of Lake Charles,
will preach at the Presbyterian church
in this place, to-morrow at 11 o'clk a. m.
We call attention to the resolutions
adopted by the Anti-Lottery League of
Melville.
Mr. Geo. O. Elms has gone to North
Louisiana, to look after some large
tracts of land that have been turned
over to him for sale.
In the Fitzsimmons-Dempsey pugil
istic contest in New Orleans this week,
, Dempsey was badly whipped in thir
71: M- - rege
Our "Devil" got a little hilarious on
the wine this office reaped out of a re
cent marriage. He would like to s
marriages like that every day. -J
The U. S. Senate has passed the I,,
ver bill, and by a tie vote-the presid
ing officer voting yea-has decided to
again consider the force bill.
Persons desiring to subscribe to he
Weekly New Delta can get it and the
CLOAox at clubbing rates, by apply
ing at this office.
Mr. A. H. Generes requests us to re
turn his thanks to those who so kindly
assisted him in getting his horses, ve
hicles and harness, etc., out of the
stable at the time of the fire.
Mr. Jacques Arnaud, Jr., of Arnaud
ville, writes us that Mr. Adelin Durio
of that place has slaughtered a three
year old hog weighing 740 pounds, live
weight.
In view of the recent fires that have
occurred in this. parish, it would be
Swell for all property owners to insure
with
CLEMENTS & STAGG,
General Insurance Agents, Opelousas.
The proceedings of the Parish
Farmers' Union held at Turkey Creek
last week are published to-day. The
Parish Union, by resolution, selected
the CLAuIoN as the official organ of
the Order in this parish.
A move is on foot to nave an asrte
sian well in Opelousas, on the Court
House square. The police jury last
Monday appropriated $1000 for that
purpose, and the town council will
probably at the next meeting appro
priate $2000. It is thought the well
San be made for $3000.
The parish of Sabine, according to
the New Delta's interview of Mr. E. C.
Dillon of that parish, has no mortgages
on homesteads. We extract from the
interview:
"The lottery movement," said Mr.
Dillon, "had affected the parish to the
extent that an anti-lottery paper which
was started in opposition to the old
parish organ, which had been violently
anti-lottery and was at present pecu
liarly silent, secured the police jury
proceedings printing at a bonus of $12.
The opposition paper offered to print
the proceedings of this body free, as
also the tax sale advertisements. The
printing was awarded the anti-lottery
paper for $100, irrespective of the free
offer made by the no-policy journaL
The latter journal intended to man
damus the police jury. The contract
had been given Wedneuda7, and the
old parish organ had not time as yet
to apply for the writ.
The Sabine jury evidently think a
`.newspaper cannot serve both the lot
tery and the people.
Mrs. Marius Vidrine, daughter of
Mrs. Octave Dejean, died in Plaisance
last Monday, aged about 28 years, and
was buried at the Catholic church in
Opelousas, on Tuesday.
Friday last week, the preliminary
examination of the case of D. P. Sai
zan for killing J. P. Close, took place
before District Judge Lewis. The re
sult was, that Saizan was let to bail in
the sum of $5000 for his appearance
before the District Court at next
term.
U. S. District Court has been in
session here this week, Judge Boarman
presiding. The petit jury got through
and was discharged .nesday morn
ing. Most of the dcsposed of
were under the revenue la r selling
manufactured tobacco; the parties
having to pay fines ard costs.
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It seems that the bill proposing the
lottery amendment did not pass both
houses of the legislature, legally, be
fore it went to the Governor; there
fore it could be no law, even if the
Governor's signature were not neces
sary. It appears that the testimony
at the mandamus suit at Baton Rouge,
shows that the bill did not pass as the
law directs, and that the journal of the
legislature was changed after that
body adjourned to show that the bill
did pass paperly when as a matter of
fact it did not. The lottery can ýot
be trusted.
Last Monday night in Moses Green's
coffee house for colored people, one
Michel Malveau became obstreperous,
when he was put out by Green. He
went back with a knife in his hand,
and stabbed Green in the back, near
the kidneys, inflicting a dangerous
wound, and bendizg the knife blade
a rib. Malveau is in jail, and
Green is in bed.
We fell into an error last week as to
the insurance of the goods of Veltin's
store, burned on New Year'snight, and
Dr. McMillan's drugstore burned at
Church Point. The Veltin stock of
goods was insured for $3000 with Mor
ris & Irion, genera insurance agents,
Opelousas; and the tock of goods in
Dr, McMillan's store ~as also insured
wAlth ther for'F$00-the lWilding was
insured with Clements & , tagg for
Ifseven Farmners' Union men bor
row $7500 from the lottery at three
per cent for twenty years, each one
will be bound for the whole amount,
and will owe at the end of the term
$12,000. In the meantime they will
belong to the lottery, body and soul;
and at the end of the term they will
have to vote for an extension of the
charter, or have the mortgage fore
closed. If the lottery goes out of
business then, the mortgage will be
foreclosed afyhow.
We called attention, two weeks since
to a rumor that lottery influence
money-was at work in the Farmers'
Union. The Baton Rouge corres
pondent of the New Delta, states that
recently an attempt was made there to
organize a lottery league out of mem
bers of the Farmers' Union. We make
the following extract :
It appears from what he was able to
learn "from those who were present
that the lottery, or the league
OFFERS TO LOAN
over $7500 to any seven members of
the Farmers' Alliance, they to give
their joint notes for twenty years at 3
per cent per annum, provided they will
organize a lottery league and use their
influence among the members of the
alliance organizations.
Some of the men present were will
ing to go into the organization, but
were afraid the offer was too liberal to
be good, and that there was a trick in
it; hence the postponement of the
proceedings of the organization, and
the visit of the "delegate" to New Or
leans for the purpose of obtaining
"further particulars."
All of the facts about this movement
of the lottery are in the hands of the
parish union, which meets next Satur
day, and those members who have
been dickering with the lettery will be
handled without gloves.
Plaisance Dots.
January 13th, 1891.
Mr. H. E. Joubert, a prosperous
young merchant of our vicinity, has
promised his many friends in the coun
try and town, a second soiree on the
24th of this month, at the old Poiret
residence, all of whom are wishing to
enjoy themselves as much as the first
time.
We will now let our imagination
wander to the two-story dwelling on
the 24th of this month, where the
sound of melodious music will be dis
tributed to the lovely belles and their
love-sick admirers. Mr. Joubert has
gramised to give us a good assortment
of pleasure and good looks on the com
ing occasion: He says that his heart
would be gladdened by the presence of
his true and real old friend, Mr. Aus
tin Lacombe, who would be compelled
to feel young at the sight of such live
ly revelry and matrimonial prospects.
Success is considered as a certainty
to accompany such pleasure for an
overwhelming proof, I have the hope
of an invitation being given to poor
old rheumatic Fm.ap.
A business that produces nothing,
directly nor indirectly, is a parasite, a
bloodsucker on the productions of oth
ers. When men with their purses full
sit down to play in a gambling den,
sooner or later the proprietor of the
den absorbs all the money in the shape
of fees. All gambling schemes are
founded on that principle : to gradual
ly absorb the wealth of the patrons;
what is returned in lotteries merely
acts as a bait or inducement. The mo
nopolies fostered by the government,
act similarly to some extent; the peo
ple are compelled, by law or the force
of circumstances, to support them .at
an undue expense. The people, the
natural owners of the public domain,
are robbed by their recreant legislative
representatives, of their natural home
steads for the benefit of speculating
railroad companies; they have to buy
from these companies their own lands,
and then pay such exorbitant charges
for transportation of their produce as,
coupled with other monopolistic char
ges, to leave the farming class general
ly with a bare subsistence out of the
productions of their hard labor. The
tendency is for all the surplus wealth
produced by the farmers to be concen
trated in the hands of a few monopo
lists. The farmer is allowed to have
enough to live and keep on working
the soil, and no more. Such a condi
tion of things is worse, as far as the
farmers are concerned, than for the
country to be without railroads and
manufacturers protected by a high
tariff. The promise of general pros
perity, by these latter, has proven dead
sea fruit to the farmers; there is pros
perity for them, but not for the farm
ers. The farmers settled this country
when it was a wilderness; they suffer
ed the privations and hardships of
colonization and Indian warefare; but
they lived independently and what
they had was their own; the demon
that mortgaged their farms to the
money-lender at usurious interest, that
gave their public lands to the railroads
and sold it at merely nominal prices to
capitalists, that taxed them unduly to
support all kinds of monopolies, be
longs to our more modern civilization.
In the beginning the farmers were
too poor or their surplus productions
weretoo small to support the monop
was their pwn ruin. The men of
brains, without honest principle and
averse to labor, set about scheming to
relieve the farmers of their surplus
products, and succeeded under the
forms of law.. The farmers have but
two ways of remedy before them; to
get possession of the government and
change it, or to return to a primitive
mode of living, have little or no sur
plus products, and starve out the
monopolists and bloodsuckers.
Our neighbor, the St. Landry Dem
ocrat, expresses the opinion, in regard
to Z. M. Johnson, insane, who died in
jail last week, that "with lottery.
license money, invested in asylums,
this poor man's reason might have
been restored, or his last days on earth,
at least, might have been made com
fortable." If the Lottery, during the
past twenty or more years of its ex
istence, has not seen fit to invest its
money in asylums, we are sure that no
one is to blame but the Lottery itself.
The insane asylums of this State have
never been kept up by Lottery money,
that we are aware of; and yet some
people persist in staying in Louisiana,
and thereby running the risk of be
coming insane and dying "in a dungeon
like a dog," for the lack of Lottery
money. We can not see, however, in
this particular case, that if all the
Lottery money was invested in asy
lums, that it would have done the de
ceased any good, for he had not passed
the legal formalities necessary to reach
such a place, and it seems he was
physically unable to stand the journey,
and that he would not take remedies
for his sustenance or relief. There
may be a Lottery Elysium on earth,
in the Sweet Bye-and-Bye of the Lot
tery, after a new charter has been ob
tained, but it is hard to believe that
any but the Lottery chiefs - and their
hangers-on will inherit that Elysium.
There have been hundreds of opportu
nities during the past twenty years for
the Lottery to show pecuniary charity
to the insane and other afflicted ones.
Now that its own end is approaching,
it tries to tempt the people by telling
them the good things it will do if the
people will prolong its life. Remem
ber .the injunction : Judge a tree by,
its fruit; and the Lottery fruit has
not been good. Let the Lottery upas
be cut down. _
Our neighbor, the St. Landry Demo
crat, of last Saturday, states that Mr.
D. P. Saizan "had been released on
parole" after surrendering himself for
killing Mr. J. P Close. This would
imply that he was released illegally.
This is an error. He was released an
der bond of $5000. Three physicians
certified that being old, 5 years, and
aefficted with gou and rhem.atism,
he uOmld not stand confient. .
The Baton Rouge Advocate and the
Farmers' Vidette are disc~thing the
ethics of the acceptance of fret rail.
road passes by the Alliance delegate
to the Ocala convention. It does nol
appear from the Advo c s article
whether the passes were regqisted by
the Alliance, or vOluntarily offered by
the railroads. The Advocate ques
tions the rectitude of using such
passes by the delegates of an organiza
tion that is making war on the rail
roads; the Vidette says the farmers
support the railroads and :no wax
on them as such, but o on the
wrong and injustice co ted by
them-they are not op -to rail
roads, but to their bad d While
we are opposed to the free-. busi.
ness, for evident reasons, we do not in
tervene in this dispute as to the ethics
in this particular case, except to ask
some questions. Why did= the rail
roads grant free passes to an 4 ganiza
tion that is, as alleged by thebd Advo
cate, making war on them? Would
every individual farmer get a free rail
road pass, if he asked for it? Why do
the railroads grant free passes to
Judges, and frequently furnish them
with a special car? Is it morally
wrong for Judges thus treated, to give
judgments against railroads?. Why do
railroads grant free paises to legisla
tors, whose mileage is paid by the
government? Is it wrong for legis
lators to accept such favors from" the
railroads, and then legislate against
them? When a legislator is-the hired
attorney of a railroad or other corpora
tion, is it wrong for him to legislate
against his client? If he legislate in
favor of his client, is it wrong for him
to legislate against the people who
elected him and who pay him his
salary? If one eat salt with another
who is a robber, is the salt eating pro
cess a bond of such perpetual amity
between them as to morally compel
the former to submit to be robbed?
ANTI-LOTTERY LEAGUE.
Ringing Resolutions Adopted by the
People of Melville.
MELVILLE. La. Jan. 13--The Anti
Lottery League of Melville held its re
gular meeting in the schoolhouse on
Saturday Jan. 10, at 8 o'clock p. m.,
-.Vice President Hetheft4i id the chair:
4 few 4p 31mbers were admitted
and-other routinbusizngisiransacted,
after which the following preamble and
resolutions were offered by D. W. Helm
and unanimously adopted :
"Whereas, we believe - three-fourths
of the white people of ris State have
put themselves on record as being op
posed to lottery gamb lig, and espe
cailly opposed to the LouisiVia State
Lottery, believing it to be the most
fraudulent and iniquitous of all the
institutions of its kind that ever exist
ed in the civilized world; and
"Whereas, the Louisiana State Lot
tery Company and their followers are
openly and boastfully asserting that
every enegro voter in the State can be
bought, and they (the lottery compa
ny) have unlimited money; and
"Whereas, the said lottery company
are now sending their emissaries into
every nook and corner of the
State endeavoring by the cor
rupt use of money and the circulation
of false and deceptive literature, to in
fluence and control a sufficient follow
ing among the class whom; they have
declared to be purchasable, to enable
their small white minority, to override
the clearly expressed will of the
majority, a coursq whiqh if persisted
in will involve the State in a struggle
that must inevitably result in blood
shed; therefore, be it
"Resolved. That we xequest and
implore our representatives in Congress
to do everything in their power to fa
cilitate the passage of the resolution
now pending before that body pro
posing an amendment to the constitu
tion of the United States prohibiting
the States from chartering lotteries;
therefore, be it further
"Resolved, That we respectfully re
quest every organization in the State
opposed to the Louisiana State Lottery
to join us in a united effort to keep
the question before Congress and con
vince them, if possible, of the dire
necessity of the passage of the said
constitutional amendment and to
further convince them of enormity of
the crime that is about to be perpe
trated upon us by a. combination of
the most corrupt and unscrupulous
men civilized society has ever been
cursed with; be it further
"Resolved, That a copy of these
resolutions be sent to the New Delta
and the S LrtI RY CJLAON."
PEOPLE JjL t)'O'BE *MIUGGED.
New Delta.
"I can't change that which is to be."
With an abrupt good evening the
blindlike doors that secured the en
trance to the old-fahioned cottage
swung to, and the ladies thus address
ed from the house strolled in a ner
vous manner to the corner to take the
car. The remark attracte4 the atten
tion of the New Delta representiative
who at once located the establishment
as the habitat of a medium, seance
fiend or fortuneteller, asejreumstances
permitted, indicated or was required.
A strollof ahalf block to adapt. his
silk hat to his hyperiow locks and to
smooth the cynica lines that seem. to
be a part of a news hunter physiog
nomy, and the self-same door was ap
pra.hed and resounded to a well
modulated though distinct rap, oi
in the strict lines of feminity.
The door was opened partly and a
glistening pair of coal black eyes
sized the writer up, while in a clear
and incisive -voice was promptly re
rsrked :
"I have £ sewing ia13hine, never
subscribe to schemes or books, and if
you haven't had anything to eat
IN THREE WEEKS
it's your own fault. Go to work, young
man, go to work."
Whether it was the winsome manner
of the scribe or his pertinacity never
to miss an item of news, he was soon
seated in the cabinet face to face with
the medium, a middleaged, pleasant
looking lady, who tried to convince
him that she only devoted her ability
at second sight for the benefit and
edification of ladies, and never,, never
gave to gentlemen any sittings or
otherwise endeavor to gain their
patronage. ..
After entreaty, threats azr4rsa
sions the medium kindly gliuheed at
her mysterious paraphernalia, a golden
ring imbedded in a piece of parafine
wax, and after a long and intent exam
ination, said oraeularly : "You are a
lawyer; are you not ?"
The tender impeachment met with
an affirmative response, for in years
past he had once read the Bible, which
as is well known is the basis of all
law.
After another survey of the parap
hernalia the medium replaced it in a
receptacle and drawing her chair with
in easy range of the reporter,, scanned
his face critically and said in sub
stance :
"Being a lawyer, you best know that
people love
TO BE HUMBUGGED.
It is natural with them. Just as you
humbug your client so do I humbug
mine in some things."
"Recognizing the fact that folks pay
to be humbugged I, and thoseof my
-ind thrive upon the ignorance, the
superstitions and the hopes of a most
frivolous clientelle.
"I could ill afford to enjoy the com
forts of such a home, well equipped and
furnished unless I had an unlimited
number of customers, who at any
moment and with the slightest pretext
come to me for investigation of sub
jects sometimes grave, ofttimes ridic
ulous.
"Just think of it. Previous to the
Bowen-Carroll fight a well-known polil
tician, a friend of my husband's, called
and said : 'How shall I bet ?' I prompt.
ly replied 'on Carroll.'
"He sighed and said, 'my money ii
up on Bowen but I'll hedge.'
"He did and saveq a neat little sum.
Others come and question as to the
propriety of moving or changing ser.
vants or what not.
kread the past and future of any un.
sophisticated inquirer ~ That is readi
`3y done by being familiar with simple
rulesnd observations. To illustrate:
A young lady will call for a sitting.
Without much effort something like
the following is developed by a con.
versation : She has an .admirer, but
does not favor his suit. Why? Be
cause she is in love with another. She
is a stately blonde. A long and intent
look at the paraphernalia and she is
told this, much to her surprise: The
favored suitor is tall and graceful of
carriage (all gentlemen are built that
way in the eyes lit by love,) a brunette
of marked type-and here a smile
would play on the lips formed
JUST FOR KSSING ;
while the admirer she disliked, so the
paraphernalia of course suggested, was
slouching in his ways, inclined to be
florid and redheaded, and by no means
a proper party.
"She will go her way, surmising how
I am possessed of such wonderful
powers, when her every gesture and
facial expression and response to a
seemingly trivial question gave me
a cue.
"Yes, the medium is a power in the
land. thrives on the follies of the gar
rulous and unsophisticated like other
humbugs."
Leaving the medium to her voca
tion, selfsatisfied that no logical argu
ment could convince her that if per
sistent in her practices she and her
kind could cause much harm and dis
content in family circles and among
THE EVIL DISPOSED,
the writer pondered on the vagaries of
the human mind from the limits of
the cradle to the yawning grave. Tod
dling babes one moment laugh over
the rag doll in their arms, the smile
lost in the rueful countenance and
tears when by some mishap dollie is
is torn to tatters. Early youth is
rendered unbearable when papa or
mamma object to children acting as
full grown men and women.
Men and women delight in peculiar
ities that to them are a delight-to
onlookers ridiculous; yet, the supersti
tions of the dark ages remain in part
intact and have their votaries--wheth
er the turbaned negresses, the rem
nants of a nearly extinct race of an
cient colored nurses who were always
imbued with a belief in voudonism
and bogies, or the silk and satin
ibbed ladies who contribute lavish
ly to the income of mediums and their
ilk.
Duncan Clark's Female M 1instrps,
-whose advent here on the 80th of
November had been heralded in an
exuberant manner calculated to set all
the baldheaded boys and even the
more sedate youngsters of the com
munity on the tiptoe of pleasant antic
ipation, didn't prove such a red-letter
attraction as had been anticipated.
The galaxy of "twenty-Avepretty girls"
had dwindled to half a dosen when
the troupe ' arrived and the por
manee "by ladies only" was elped
along by several, weleleasoned spee
mens of the stener and uglier sex.
There were no absolute indecencies
and the only approaches tO vulgsrity
would no doubt.hive been omitted if
there hanbeed say auic ien the a
dience -- onaid sl a -
"That Man Has Seen His Coaln."
De8oto Democrat.
While we were in the Sheriff's offie`
last Saturday, an old gentleman came
in and paid his taxes. As he left the
office, Mr. Connerly remarked : "That
man has seen his coffin, he 'rode. on '.
once to his grave."' We then asked all
about it, and Mr. Connerly said that
some time in 1865 this old gentleman,
who was then a confederate soldier,
obtained a furlough to go home. After
getting home he did not get back to
his command until carried Sack. He
was court martialed and sentenced to
be shot. His grave was dug and he
was placed on his coffin and drove to
the grave. Rev. N. H. Bray, well
known in this parish, who died in
Vernon parish a few years ago, inter
ested himself in the old man's behalf,
and a courier with a reprieve came up
just in time ,to save him. Thus it
was that W. i. Cook is still alive and
paying taxes. May he live to see many
more years.
Astronomers agree upon three mo
tions of the earth-the rotation on its
axis in one day of twenty-four hours,
the revolution around-the sun in one
year of 3651 days, And a very slow
gyratory motion of its pole around and
outside of a line at right angles to the
plane of the ecliptic, CO coinciding
with the line of axel rotation at its
center in 25,868 years.
Proceedings of the Pari.h Farmers'
Union.
Teari Cma, PasIsrST· . Lranxy
January 5th, k8L
At 12 o'clock m., the convention was
called to order by president C. W. Ward,
secretary G. T. Hawkins, being absent
Bro. J. . Thompson was appointed secre
tary pro ten.
After the usual formalities of opening
had been observed, a motion was made
for the appointment of a committee on
credentials, thereupon the president ap
pointedthefollowing brothers to consti
tute said committee, M. L. Swords chair
man, Pat Donahue, H. D. Courtney, A. L.
Fontenot, B. F. Hardesty.
On motion said committee was granted
one hour therein to make theireport,
At this juncture our most worthy lct=rer
Bro. Eli Clarke was spied behind a bigi
pine tree, and in less time then ittakes to
tell it we had him up in an ox
making one of his usual soul g.
speeches.
Next in the list of orators came our
beloved old Chaplain Bro. T. B. Carroll
Sr., that noble and gallant old. soldier of
the cross who is ever ready at his post of
duty and whose kind words are alays e
ceived and appreciated by.-mn like those
of atkind and loved father to his son.
Bro. Hardesty was next induced to
ascend the wagon and entertained the as
semblage for a considerable lenthof time
on topica of the utmost lmpo and
interest to the farmers. Br r t
whole heart and-soul is with alliance and
his best endeavors are for the promotion
cause.
Dinner was then announced ainwe re
adto th almost endless table -which
had been erdadW by the brothers of Turkey
Creek, under the shade of -those stately
pines, (which characterise that section of
our grand old parish,) and which .at
laden by the kind ladles with everything
that was good and nice and capable of ap
peasing the hunger of even the most
fastidious.
After dinner was over, by special reques
Capt C. J. Diufrock a gentleman teacing
school in that locality delivered a mos
eloquent address on the' principles of the
Farmers'-Alliance. The captain was fre
quently applauded during his address
which evinced the deep appreciation of
"Horny handed sons of toiL.
President Ward recalled the House to
order.
The committee on credentials were per
mitted to make their reports which is as
follows:
We the undersigned committee on cre
dentials beg leave to report the following
delegates entitled to seats in this conven
tion.
Opelousas-J. J. Thompson, G. L. Burkie:
Grand Mamouth--Thoe. O'Connor, Dr. J.
H. Parker, J. L. Guillory, J. P. Landre.
neau, Prospere Landreneau, Euzebe Guil
Sayou Chicot--C. T. Griffith, J.0. Smith,
H. D. Courtey.
Turkey Creek--N. S. McCommink, Daniel
Butchee.
Harmony-M. L. Swordsl
West Bellevue-Z. T. Carry]
Fairview--Adam Lavergne;
Wontdie-B. F. Vanoy.
Tate Cove-G. Fo~rre, Alee Forre, Theo.
T. Fontenot, Gabriel Joubert, Dr. J. A.
Haas.
Caledonia-Walter St Cyri Albert Rider.
Consolidated-Adelma Guidry, Joas N.
Richard.
Red Star-Ed. O'Connor.
Woodworth 8prings-B. F. Hardesty, J.
H. St Cyr.
Wa. i-Albert Kerr, J. A. Wyble.
Pine Prairie-J. B. Campbell, S& .
Peters, E. W. Grimm, J. B TFontenot, Pat
Donahue.
Canny Creek-W. A. Stovall, C. M.
Willis.
Canny Branche-Numa GOtllory, Napo
leon Johnson.
Whiteville-Robert Savant, Jos. Johnson,
Robert Pitre.
Phoenix-Hermogene Guillory.
onIcESs NTIT..U TO voT.
C. W. Ward, . L Fontenot, T. B. Carroll
Sr., Chas. Lutz, James Wiggins, Christoval
Tate, Eli Clake, Hypolite Landreneau.
M. L. Swords chairman $H. D Courtaey,
Pat Donahue, 8. L Fonenot B. FP. Has
On motion the subordinate unions are
requested in the future not to send dele*
gates to the Parish Union, who are ofdoers
ofsaid-Parish Union.
On motion the following committee on
grievances was ppnte: B. F. Har
desty chairman, IfL , Swords, 3aTpes Wig
gins, Adelma Guidry and Eli Clarke.
On motion debate on any subject was
limited to three minutes, and no member
be allowed to Speak but once on same
In the case of Dr. Hines brought before
the Parish Union from Consolidated Union
the grievance committee adethe follow
Wes the oamittee consideringt th.t Co
solidated Union having proceeded re
gularly in theapplcation of A.
nes even to -th extet of eleeting him,
we do not believe that 'the dedinta
that sub union had any right debar his
initiation and that he shotda be Iilt.ted
Reprt was - aeptnd the alineher
nInronr or srncrar. coxrras:
the last meeting of the Parish-Union, to
consider the avisablit of oUiraigs gthe
thda lt~s purolse, oleaet sub mi s
sinco the very
Farmers' Union Rwon the Lodge electict
bill, we do not believe it to be politie to
take any steps looking to their organt.. -
tion at present, Respec , T -
B. F. Hardesty, Jas. Wi T. R a
roll r, H. D. Courtney, JP. Smiith, Paul
Lambert, El Clarke.
On motion the report of thespec ial 9e -,
mittee was accepted, -and committee 4
On motion the Paish te ary be idl
is hereby ii.tructed to correspon with th
tate scretary, and notify thuat
five cents per capita for four years hasl
ready been paid and should be credited
with same on the books.
Resolution offered by Bro. J. J. Thomp
son:
Resolved, that this conaventio trongl
endorses the Sr. LAir»R, CIr:aa and re'
commend it to the public as a reliable, ,in
subsidized, honest local newspaper,=devot
edto t interests of the people anti hstle
to all monopolies;
Resolved further, that this oonve.tion
recommend and advise all the subordinate
Unions in this parish, to offlolal aid and
support the Crnron, and use their sia n
ence to increase its circulation andpatron
esolved further, that it be selected as
the OffiBoial Organ of our Orderin this par.
Carried.
Resolution offered y broth1erSwods:
Whereas, the La. State Lottery is rin
at the presenttime to subvert t~ ; w
of the people of this State, by ,mandamus,
and papers sent outn by the Progressive
League, and also bya lsubsidized press
owned by men acting for or in tlie nterest
of said lottery; therefore,.be it
Resolved, that the Frmers' Union of the
parish of St. Landry, at l Creek as
sembled, do most solemnly reiterate their
opnosition to this hdrnheadedmonsiete
support any papr in e out of thi State,
in favor of the Louiana or ayohier lot- .
tery, and that w ill oppose Jrith a - o -
man ood and ener th election of any ,
man to office In the.is tate,. or. p. .sh.
isir favor of lotteries,.
On motion, beit resolvedt thateaesb
ordinate Union be requ to take stock
in the Vidette to theamount of one har.
or more and that all: members be rquet
edto subsoribe tothe same. Caire-..
The conven.tion then adjourned till to
morrow at oloek a. m.
Meeting called tqder, Presdent W
in the chair, seric y the eplain and
slution offered by Bro. B. F. Hardest
Resolved, that hereafter,; until f.rther
action of thisbody ni o subordinateUnion
shall admit'an app'inrt wbo is not clear.
ly adminsable under, the provisions of the
working bulletin"- .. - 'c .
On motion, Brother Ld mitsfortne.;
was referred tolall the bonate Unlons .
of the asrish for eonsid rat o .
On motiona of ilooihr:Co rya-vttelof
thanks was tendered to _`the' members of
Turkey, Creek Union, and:, tothee lahe lqin
teas; for .their kind. aitotie sai
hospitality to thedof in ndarnqe
shall be one for every -ft.ee.ssa or :+,# - :
On motion, the Prd~at<
to clleo t from thea t
of this body forthwith the. e"e -
Vidette,. an forward se ~ ei
the mafnaer fseil ppen..
On Hntion l iall was tlLettd
as the next placc omeing w sl wil :b
on the 2d day of:R insh.
,Secretary protece.
Th~e Nov ·'t&
718 Ili M E:
THE PEOPLE'S PI
Published Every MtrIot g.
Has pecial leased wire th.crra l enb
ing ndetsthe best tseleap Ne
an the Souith-west.-Co hs
ble Market Reports and valuable Coxas e
lell News from all prts ot the worl&T
NOW IS THE TIME) tO sEB601
One Year ..... .. ......: .
Six Months . , ..
Three Months..
One month. .
.Aeta Commission . .. S e s
Adverting rat wil be :-rnlsrea~ " n
request.
OtrR, ~WKLY..
Issue is lncreasing h1 irejt
azid comparas favoraa whith ens gun
publication in this section.
Terms-4tOo per annum; Agents o S .o
~4r~i NewDeltal.s surpassed y
none In theSouth.
O NEfie, 41 ORi 4A Na LbAe.
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
Estate of Otate Dahe b
trict Court for the Parish of. Em'' y
.Whereas, Corslie P, ,or. a atE i.
of the estate of Octaýve D e d a h
filed al M tableau of said estate, wl etr
etiton praying for the hl molo ,
".e sane: and whereas, notico to
said petition and tableaulh been t
by an order of court datd Janluary i
now, therefore, :, notic l m
person. tenre.d tO as oif
if any they have, to sadab
the sme in writing t~ reb
esa within tes time
said tableau should not be
ad conairmed. G. M.THO
Jan7 1 2t
FICtat orf aesi Waemr COo e. -In= tbe
District Oourt for~the Purish of Stý Lby.
Whereas, Samuel Bryant and
nowrr Close, hayspi a the ea arba~be
ý f th jd oint e .Clof ºec.·'~
of the late jean, ] C isil d ,...
ao4 s Whereby ghien to, all whom it ma .
concern toshow cause within ten 4yswh
the prayer of the moi petffonere
not be1Vrnte&. By order offthe (lo
Jan if t! M. THOMPU I, +k.
Pubes, sue..
E st a t o f Henry F O. C de t, o MSPtob
Docket, Diatfrt Court, ?leb of Sir
vtu fae of androf tth. Ho .
m^ the fb lietrjd bi~
undersigned sdud5btm or £u
ualiffieedauctioneer rt.aid'MEthoti M*
afalaym iivOr in a Pua osshon
Wednediay, :a~usty 1 y r, ,
the foliowlnowirngt to-wits
One lobes. arpelbs a ox oneP;·dj: . ,
TIEO 0. 4 EUDtO,
jrasnt &minItrain .
Nodes f oAdi~ms4t,. NW ofP. ý'v
of 8t 1*dir r. Wbmo., Simen P Fo
ofs 'obtio of r eam ,
emysf re, u pan om litadiug toi ..*O i
Unt.~ inoiniwrntstrts~ wj3t AIX
.uito tl1is eels. I. ibs
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