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"Here shall the .press the people's rights maintal ed by rioe, an unbribed by gain."
VOL. I. NO. 20. OPELOUSAS, LA. SATU Y FE 21, 91..
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THE CLARION.
Published Every Saturday by the
St. Landry Printing and Publishing Co.
(LIMITED.)
Official Journal of the Farmers' Unions
-OF THE
PARISH OF ST. LANDRY..
Official Journal of the Town of Opelousas
OPELOUSAS, FEBRUARY 21, 1891.
Alexandria has street cars.
Pittsburgh coal at E. Ii. Vordenbau
men's lumber yard..
E. 11H. Vordenbaumen sells pine lum
bee at $12 pdr M ft.
T1ii+E A-tak-a-pa Family and Planta
tion Remedies for sale by all Druggists.
Gen. W. T. Sherman died at New'
York, last Saturday, aged 71 years.
The Opelousas Social Club celebrat
ed its anniversary with a supper at
Ben. Meginley's last Thursday night.
We call attention to the statement
by the secretary of the Red River, At
chafalaya and Bayou BReuf Levee Dis
trict, published on last page.
Two due bills, one in favor of J. J.
Hannon, the other of J. II. Hannon,
both signed by John McGrath, have
been found and left at this office. The
owner can get them on application.
One of the favorite occupations of
some of the Democratic Lottery press
is abusing and trying to poll down and
besmirch Gov. Nicholls, and upholding
the Lottery. They are not paid for
either. There is no accounting for
tastes: Democratic papers abusing a
Democratic. Governor, and praising a
Republican Lottery.
The frame of Mr. Joseph Bloch's big
warehouse just west of the railroad
depot, is up. There are three other
warehouses, two of them quite large,
near there, and they have been found
insufficient to store the rice and cot
tors brought here for shipment. What
growth there is here is due4 to the
farmers, not to the Lotter-. The
Farmers' Union and the Lottery are
antagonistie.. Opelousas should cer
tinlys faid oI the side of the briners.
Last Tuesday the sun shone and
gave us a warm, bright day for the
first time in several weeks. The pleas
ant day and session of court together
brought many people to town. It oc
curred to our "devil" to get up a per
sonal column. He got off the follv
ing, and then broke down :
Miss Sunshine is again visiting
lousas this week. We hope she Will
remain as long as possible.
The committee appointed by Con
gress, to investigate Judge Boarmar's
conduct as judge, have reported in
favor of impeaching him on two
charges :
One, the embezzlement of $1100,
w'hich was found out after the clerk of
court died-the money was returned
by Judge Boarman, but the restitu
tion does not remove the IAgal of
fense.
The other, a charge of bribery, for
throwing a case out of court, whereitn
the defendant endorsed notes for the
Judge just before and after the trial.
We have received a letter from Mr.
Lalling, saying that one of the Lal
ling-Howe letters is a forgery, and en
closing the.article we publish from the
Delta. Per contra, Mr. Howe says
that if it is a forgery, it was forged he
fore it came to him, with the New
Orleans postmark, in the regular
course of his correspondence with Mr.
Lalling. If it is a forgery, who forged
it, where was it forged, and who begun
the publication that brought the
forged letter before the public?
Mr.. Joseph Bloch, whose advertise
u'nent appears on fourth page, has in
"pmoved plows. Besides the Oliver
chilled plows, he has the Cassady sulky
plow, the kind especially useful in
breaking rice land, The special feat
i hat distinguish this sulky plow,
a . the right wheel acts as a landside
and enforces a straight furrow, if the
first furrow is straight ; the ease and
quickness with which it can be made
to take more or less land; the tongue
or pole ; by the use of a spring, breaks
or turns on a hinge, which greatly
facilitates the turning of the horses.
A great advantage in using a sulky
* plow is, that in plowing wet rice land,
the plowman is relieved from walking
in the mud.
The Sabine Southern, the Robeline
News, and the Natchitoches Review,
are all pitching into the Sabine Ban
ner, but the Banner is staying with
thenm and still has the best of the fight.
'-Three pros on one anti is a little hard,
but all the lotteryites can lay claim to
is that they have the majority of the
press. The antis, however, have the
Votes, and they will be counted in
April, 1892, if the lottery question is
:'hef voted on.-Town Talk.
i i.leveral months ago the N. 0. Re
.i; ublican was seeamingly a very strong
anti-lottery paper, and we thought it
very strange that a Louisiana Repub
Sean sheet should be against such a
pap givirn concern as the lottery. We
:otice of that the editorial ut
terance of the Republican has under
,goine a change, .ad before the year is
;.iotuno doubt it will t~ calling the
. tia t atiaes and the lottery a reat
aha ible institution.--Town Talk,
A CARD.
The following editorial article ap
peared in the St. Landry ClARIox of
February 7th, 1891: -
Mr. Lalling, the pp'vate secretary of Mr.
Morris, avys: "We (the Lottery) now con
trol the press of the State, for which we have
eixended a large amount of money. Some
has proved value received, while some has
proved money-lost;" and they do not wish
to invest any more cash in Louisiana pta
pers, that belong to the class of "money
lost." In controlling the press of the State,
Mr. Morris expected to control public opin
ion. Up to the time the CLA4mox begun
piublication here, the press of this parish
shouted for the Lottery; but when public
opinion was expressed in the Democratic
ward elections and parish convention last
September, the result was overwhelmingly
against the Lottery. So in regard to this
parish, Mr. Morris could exclaim: "money
lost."
The editor of the St. Landry Demo
crat, Mr. L. A. Sandoz, and the editor
of the Opeloui 'ourier, Mr. Ieonce
Sandoz, have in t r respective edi
tions of the 14th ins fEl that article
as a pretext for the use If the follow
ing abusive epithets towards imagina
ry persons : "
As one of "thediress of this parish" the
Courier don't propose to allow this covert
insinuation to go unnoticed, and will take
occasion to say that if it is the intention
of the writer of the paragraph above quo
ted to convey the meaning that our course
in regard to the Lottery amendment was
not actuated by pure motives, and an hon
est conviction that it was for the good of
the State, or that our opinions had been
bought by Mr. Morris or anybody else, we
hereby brand it as a contemptible, sneak
ing, c.owardly lie.
* * * * *
Now, I take this to mean that the opin
ions of the editors of the papers of-this par
ish who advocated the adoption of thelot
tery amendment last year were purchased
by Mr. Morris. The article does not charge
this spetically in a straightforward, man
ly way,wbut that is the impression it leaves
on the mind of the reader. I do not know
who the editor of the CLARION is; Il fact,
it is understood that it has several editors.
But as I was associate editor of the Courier
last year, and as such advocated the sub
mission to and adoption by the people of
this amendment, I have this to say: If the
writer of this article, whoever he be, means
to intimate, insinuate or charge that in do
ing so I was actuated byv any other than
pure, honest and conscientious motives;
if he means that my opinion on this ques
tion was bought by Mr. Morris or anybody
else, I denounce him as an infamous liar,
a contemptible slanderer and a cowardly
and pusillanimous scoundrel.
L. A. SANDOZ.
We, the undersigned, hereby reiter
ate and assert the truth of the edito
rial comment contained therein, and
as the Messrs. Sandoz are apparently
anxious to find out with whom they
have to deal in this matter and to as
sert their honesty in supporting the
lottery,. even in the absence of any
chargeaf dishonesty, we, without the
prefix "if," hereby distinctly charge
and can prove :
1st. The use of money by the Lot
tery Company to control the press of
this parish in its interest, and that it
was corruptly paid and corruptly re
ceived is the general belief among the
people here.
2d. That the St. Landry - Democrat
under its former owner and editor,
and the Courier, under its present edi
tors and owners, opposed and denoun
ced the Louisiana Lottery during
several years, as a corrupt corporation
and a dangerous factor in the politics
of the State.
3d. That immediately upon the pub
lication of the proposition of John A.
Morris, to pay to the State $500,000
per annum, for a renewal of the char
ter of said Lottery Company, both of
these papers became its advocates and
apologists, and that the Courier, own
ed and edited at the time by L. & L.
A. Sandoz, made haste to advise the
Legislature to accept that proposition,
saying that its editors did not believe
that Mr. Morris would offer any moce
-thus making a more abject and com
plete surrender of the revenue feature
of the proposition than was ever ad
vocated by any other lottery paper or
partisan of the Lottery Company.
4th. That the two editors and own
ers of the Courier, became interested
in the St. Landry Democrat under its
lease to E. P. Goodwin, and were his
partners in publishing that paper dur
ing its entire lease for two years end
ing January 1st 1891, and that the
Lottery Company, paid $500 in cash
for the use of its editorial columns in
advocacy of its recharter, and that one
of the editors of the Courier received
more than one-half of this $500.
Whether the editors of the Courier
and St. Landry Democrat are honest
or not in their ad.vocacy of the Lot
tery, does not concern the CLARION or
the undersigned. It is an issue they
have thrust upon their readers, upon
their own motion and in which they,
ndt the CLARION, are chiefly interest
ed. The public has doubtless formed
its opinion long since upon this ques
tioh, but it will have the benefit of
proof if these individuals, who have so
hotly rushed into print, wish this cori
troversy prolonged.
While it is quite necessary that
these newspapers, editors and publish
ers, should attempt some explanation
of their wide. variance from their own
former opinions upon this question,
from the opinions of the vast majority
of the Democrats and people of this
parish, the paragraphs quoted herein
from them will not be accepted by the
people as a satisfactory explanation.
Here where these parties are known
these utterances will pass for nothing
more than silly bravado.
The undersigned are responsible for
what appears in the ST. LANDRY CLA
RION.
GEORGE O. ELrs,
J. J. THOMPSON,
T. S. ForE.NOT,
E. T. LEwis,
A. H. GENERES.
Board of Direct#is of the
ST. LANDRY PRINTING AND PuBLIsHINm
CoMPANY LIMITED.
Mr. Backbey (enamored)--"Drink to
me only with thine eves." Miss Wab
bosh (thirsty)--"Rats ! Do you think
they gave me these glasses for specta
cles?"
If a young farmer buys 100 dollars
worth of implements to start out- in
farming he gets 55 dollars in machines
and 45 dollars in tariff win pudding.
DISTRICT COURT.
The following criminal cases have
been disposed of this week :
Mary Harrison, larceny, acquitted;
Louis Brown, lardeny, guilty; Eugene
Guillory, shooting with intent tO kill,
guilty; John Pundy, stabbing with
intent to kill, guilty; J. B. Dalcourt,
carrying concealed weapons, plead
guilty ; C. A. Ransom, manslaughter,
not guilty; Gabriel Laubry, assault
with a dangerous weapon with intent
to kill, acquitted ; Lucien Steen, lar
ceny, acquitted; Numa McCarthy,
murder, guilty without capital pun
ishment; Hannibal Chapman et al.,
manslaughter, acquitted; Chas. and
Winm. Swain, larceny, mistrial; Pierre
Stephens et al., horsestealing, guilty,
and recommended to mercy of the.
court ; H. Barker, carrying concealed
weapons, plead guilty.
The ITew Orleans $epublican re
marks: "Lottery agents complain
that business is falling off so rapidly
that it is difficult to make a living
peddling the tickets around town.
The antis ought to let up a little or
the Democratic treasury will run dry
before the next campaign."
THE FORGERY.
New Delta.
Some of the lottery's papers are
writing very vigorously in reference to
a letter purporting to come from the
private secretary of John A. Morris to
the publisher of a'.country paper in
Louisiana, containing statements in
reference to the purchase of news
papers by the lottery combine, and
its relation to the Progressive League.
This letter those papers.declare to be
a forgery, and we have no doubt that
it is. But in their strictures they for
get themselves and charge the, forgery
upon the antis. It is none of their
work. It is that of a man with whom
the private secretary of the lottery
chief admits himself to have been in
correspondence.
It was the work of a man that de
sired to get from the lottery chief
money with which to buy a news
paper to be run in the interest of the
lottery.
It was not the work of any anti-lot
tery man. The editors of the paper
referred to had nothing to do with it,
and, we believe, thought it genuine.
We fall; therefore, to see how the res
ponsibilitytherefor can be saddled up
on the antis.
A-copy : of that letter has been in
possession of the New Delta for weeks,
but we did not publish it, simply be
cause it was not authenticated; and in
this fight, as in all others, the New
Delta proposes to use only honorable
means.
The copy (printed) of the letter was
sent to this paper annonymously.
Why, if it came from an anti, .we can
not imagine. We can see no reason
why any anti-lotteryite should at
tempt to inveigle the New Delta into
publishing a forgery. We are frank
to say that we can see the immense
advantage that would ..result to the
lottery side if thjs paper could be
beguiled into inserting such a forgery
in its columns. We can see, in our
imagination, the long array of affida
vits and the columns of personal cards
declaring the letter a forgery, and we
can read, with our mind's eye, the
scathing editorials of the lottery's pro
prietary organs denouncing the pub
lication. We feel satisfied that nobody
upon our side would attempt to put
the New Delta in such a position. We
wonder who did.
The honest people of the State do
not need forgeries to help them in
their fight for the honor of their State
and the liberties of her people. There
are solid, unimpeached and unimpeach
able facts enough to damn a much
more reputable business than a skin
gambling game. The money poured
out like water at Baton Rouge, the
debauchment of the press, the corrup
tion of the young, the slanders on the
State, the alteration of the Legislative
journal, the constant and steady drain
upon the pockets of the poor, are
enough weapons with which to wage
the war in which we are engaged.
This stir about this forgery of a let
ter from John A. Morris' private sec
t~tary will not be sufficient to make
the people forget the alteration of
their sacred records--the journals of
their Legislature. That such was the
purpose we believe, but as well might
they try to cover the starry expanse of
the heavens with a postage stamp.
The alteration of the. journals is a fact
that cannot be hidden, beside which I
all other facts sink into insignificance.
GRAND JURY REPORT.
STATE OF LOUISIANA, -
Parish'of St. Landryv.
The grand jurors of the Parish of St.
Landry, for the February term 1891, beg
leave to make this their final report
They have examined the parish jail, and
find it in good condition, and the prisoners
well treated.
They recommend that a fence be placed
around the jail, in order to prevent outside
communication.
They find the court-house in good order,
except a small portion of the roof, which
they recommend should be fixed.
They condemn the clerk's office, and re
corders office, and find the records in a
horrible condition, and would recommend
that the clerk of the district court be au
thqrized to copy and rebind those requir
ing repairs; and that an appropriation be
made for the purpose.
They recommend that an L be built to
the court-house, on the southwest end,
that the bottom story be used by the police
jury, as the present police jury room, is
too small for their purposes, and that the
upper story be used for the clerks and
recorders offices.
They recommend that the. present ap
propriation be used for the purpose of
building this L together with the material
in the old building, and recommend an
other appropriation sufficient to pay for
the balance of the building, as well as the
necessary furniture for the same.
Having served for the-entire week, and
examined' all cases in which witnesses
were in attendance, and having left in the
hands of the prosecuting offieer cases in
which witnesses could not be found, they
most respectful beg to be discharged.
O oTArVB ftUD'WR M O ,
erpespqn of the Gtrid Juiy.
Proceedins of t POtch Jiy.
OPELOUSAS, LA., T1 1eSf.
The police jury me ttsadjourn
ment; present, E. F'i.gni preident,
Messrs. P. Stagg; P. Ifb t Durio, C. T.
Bihm, Dr. E. a. Barr xtirl Haas.
On O teon of Dr., .li the reading qo
the mrfutes of yesteswfta. was dispensed
with.
On motion of Mr. Durio, be it resolved
that the petition of the residents of Plais
ance cove adjoining pralte Ronde, asking
to be included in the hog law district and
that bayou Petit Josi should be given them
as a line, he granted as prayed for.
The following license ordinance having
been read three times, section by section,
was unanimously adopted-excepting that
part imposing a liquor license of one hun
dred dollars, which-having been read
three times, was adopted-the vote being
as follows: aye, Barry, Stagg, Robin, Haas;
nay, Bihm, Durio.
AN ORDINANCE
.To levy, collect and enforce payment of an
annual license tax upon all persons,
associations of persons or business firms
and corporations, pursuing any trade,
profession, vocation4" calling or busi
ness, except those who are expressly
excepted from such license tax by Arti
cles 206 and 207 of the Constitution.
SECTIOx 1. Be it ordained by the Police
Jury of the Parish of St. Iandry, That
there is hereby levied an annual license
tax for the year A. D. 1891, upon each per
son, association of persons or businessfirms
and corporations, pursuing any trade, pro
fession, vocation, calling or business, ex
cept those expressly exempt from such
license tax by Articles 206 and 207 of the
Constitution.
SEc. 2. Bc it further ordained, etc., That
on the second day of March, A. D. 1891, the
tax collector of the parish shall begin to
collect and shall collect as fast as possible
from each of the persons or business firms,
association of persons and corporations
pursuing within the parish any trade, pro
fession, vocation, ca n"" business, b li
cense tax as hereinc.er grduated.
All licenses shall be due and collectible
from the second day of March, and all un
paid licenses shall become delinquent on
the first day of May, and all firms who
commence business after that date shall
become delinquent unless the license is
paid within ten days.
SEc. 3. Be it further ordained, etc., That
the annual licences for all kinds of busi
ness hereinafter named, except as after
ward provided, shall be graduated.
MANU FACTUaRERS.
Paragraph 1. That for carrying on each
business of manufacturing not expressly
exempted by Articles 206 and 207 of the
Constitution, the liceiiseshall be based on
gross annual receipts of said business as
follows, to-wit:
First class-When the said receipts are
two hundred thousand dollars or more,
and under three hundred thousand dol
lars, the license shall be one hundred and
forty dollars, $140.
Second class-When the said receipts are
one hundred and fifty thousand dollars or
more, and under two hundred thousand
dollars, the license shrall be one hundred
and five dollars, $105.
Third class-When the said receipts are
one hundred thousand dollars or more,
and less than one hundred and fifty thou
sand dollars, the license shall be seventy
dollars, $70.
Fourth class-When the said receipts are
ninety-five thousand dollars or more, and
less than one hundred thousand dollars,
the license shall be sixty-five and one-half
dollars, $65.50.
Fifth class-When- the'.said receipts r@
deL sty a more, a -
than IT tion-fdeolltars,
cense shall be sixty-three dollars, $63.
Sixth class-When the said receipts are
seventy-five thousand dollars or more, and
under ninety thousand dollars, the license
shall be fifty-two and one-half dollars $52.50.
Seventh class-When. the said receipts
are fifty thousand dollars or more, and less
than seventy-five thousarid dollars, the li
cense shall be thirty-five dollars, $35.
Eighth class-When the said receipts are
forty thousand dollars or more, and less
than fifty thousand dollars, the license
shall be twenty-eight dollls, $:W1
Ninth class-When the said receipts are
thirty thousand dollars or more, and less
than forty thousand dollars, the license
shall be twenty-one dollars, $2L
Tenth class-When the said receipts are
twenty-five thousand dollars or more, and
less than thirty thousand dollars, the li
cense shall be nineteen and one-half dol
lars, $19.50.
Eleventh class-When said receipts are
less then twenty-five thousand dollars, the
license shall be fifteen dollars, $15.
Provided, nothing herein shall be con
strued to apply to fhe business of grinding
meal, ginning cotton or making sugar by
any farmer or planter. ,
B ANKIJ.. -.
Paragraph 2. That for each business of
carrying on a bank, banking company, as
sociation, corporation or agency, the license
shall be based on the declared or nominal
capital and surplus, whether said capital
and surplus is owned; or in use, or on de
posit, in the State or elsewhere, as follows,
to-wit:
1st class-When said declared or nominal
capital and surplus i' onp rindredthousand
dollars or more, and less than two hundred
thousand dollars, the license shall be one
hundred and fifty dollars, $150.
Second class-When said declared or
nominal capital and surplus is fifty thous
and dollars or more, and under one hun
dred thousand dollars, the license shall be
seventy-five dollars, $75.
The declared or nominal capital and sur
plus as provided in this section, shall be
ascertained and based upon the annual
statement made in pursuance of existing
laws to the State Treasurer.
For each business of carrying on a pri
vate banking house business or agency,
there shall be one class only, and the li
cense shall be based on the total declared
capital invested in said business, whether
said capital is owned or in use or deposit
in this State or elsewhere, as follows:
First class-When said capital is one
hundred and fifty thousand dollars or less,
and under two hundred and fifty thousand
dollars, the license shall be one hundred
and fifty dollars, $150.
SEc. 4. Be it further ordained, etc., That
for every wholesale mercantile business,
whether as principal, agent or commission,
by auction, representing foreign merchants
or otherwise, the license shall be based on
the gross annual amount of sales,as follows:
First class-When gross sales are two
hundred and fifty and not more than five
hundred thousand dollars, the license shall
be one hundred dollars, $100.
Second class--tWhen gross sales are two
hundred and fifty thousand dollars or less
the license shall be fifty dollars, $50.
Provided, no person or persons shall be
deemed wholesale dealers unless he or
they sell by the ,original. or unbroken
package or barrelgnly ; and provided fur
ther, that no persoflor persons shall be
deemed wholesale dealers unless he or they
sell to dealers for'iesile. If they sell in
less quantities than original and unbroken
packages or barrels, they shall be consid
ered retail dealers, and pay licenses as such.
That for every business of selling at retail,
whether as principal, agent on commission
or otherwise, the license shall be based on
the gross annual amonot of sales,as follows:
First class-When gross sales are one
hundred and fifty thousand dollars or
more, and under two hundred~housand
dolllars, the license shall be onC hundred
and fifty dollars, $15. ,
Second clpssa-Wletn gross sales are one
hundred thousand dollars or more, and
urwder one hundred and fifty thousand dol
lars, the license shall be one hundred dol
lars, $100. - -
Third class-Whe gross sales are seven
ty-five thousand doflars or more, and un
der one hundred thousand dollars, the li
cense shall be seventy-five dollars, $7&
'Fourth class- gross sales are fifty
thousand dollarsw pio and under set
enie tho the liense sial
b . ii.lars,, . "'
Fifth ci When gaos sales ate forty
thousand d sar or more, and under fifty
thousand d ar the liensershall be forty
dollars, $4p.
Sixth -he gross sales are thirty
thousand dollars or more, and under fo.
thousand dllars, the lieense shall be thf
Se;enth elass,-When gross sales af
twsti.ty-fivethousa d dollars or more, and
under thirty thousand dollars, the license
shall be twenty-five'dollars, $25.
Eighth class-When gross sales are twen
ty thousand dollars or more, and less than
twenty-five thousand dollars, the license,
shall be twenty dollars, $20.
Ninth class-When gross sales are fifteen
thousand dollars or more, and less then
twenty thousand dollars, the license shall
be fifteen dollars, $15.
Tenth class-When gross sales are less
than fifteen thousand dollars, and more
than five thousand dollars, the 'license
shall be ten dollars, $10.
Elevent plass-When gross sales are five
thousandtollars or less, the licenst shall
be five dollars, $5.
Provided, That if any distilled, vinous
malt or other kind of mixed liquors be sold
in connection with the business of retail
merchant, grocer, restaurant, oyster house,
confectionery or druggist, in less quantities
than five gallons, the license for such ad
ditional business shall be as hereinafter
provided for in section eight of this ordin
ance; provided further, that no license
shall issue to sell liquors in less quantities
than five gallons for less than one hundred
(100) dollars.
SEC. 5. Be it further ordained, etc., That
each and every insurance company, (socie
ty) association, corporation or other organ
ization or firm, or individual doing and
conducting an insurance business of any
kind, life, tire, marine, river, accident or
other in this parish, whether such compa
ny (society), association, corporation, or
other organization or firm, or individual is
located, or domiciled here or operating
here, through a branch department, resi
dent board, local office, firm, company, cor
plr tiei, or. agency of any kind whantsoe-
er shall pay a separate and distinct license
on said business for each company repre
sented, and said license shall be based on
the gross annual amount of premiums on
all risks located within the parish, and up
on risks located in this State, other States
or foreign countries, upon which no license
has been paid therein, as follows, to-wit:
First class-When said premiums are ten
thousand dollars, and less than twenty
thousand dollars, the license shall be three
hundred and fifty (350) dollars.
Second class-When said premiums are
less than ten thousand dollars, the license
shall be three hundred (300) dollars.
Provided, That no corporation not incor
porated under the laws of the State, nor
any foreign society, firm or partnership.
shall do business in this parish, except
through an agent duly authorized and ac
credited for the purposes of said business,
and for all purposes connected with licen
ses and taxation and service of process,
said agent to be appointed by authentic
act, and a certified copy of the act to be
deposited in the office of the Secretary of
State. Any person or firm who shall fill
up or sign a policy or certificate of insur
ance on open marine or fire insurance pol
icy, or otherwise issue by a corporation or
association, or persons, not located or rep
resented in this parish by a legally author
ized agent, shall be considered an agent of
such corporation or person or association,
and shall be liable for all licenses, taxes
and penalties enforced by the provisions'of
this ordinance upon such person, corpora
tion and association, as if represef.ed by a
legally appointed agent.
Provided, That nothing herein ontained
1 .ll I to mutpalald societqjvhich
ments upon members whether the same
be or be not domiciled in this parish.
CARRY AND STORING.
Sxc. 6. Be it further ordained, etc., That
every omnibus or regular coach, or herdic
business, and for every business of trans
porting monoe, merchandise or other arti
cles, by express or -transfer, of operating
one or more tow boats or tug boats, or
keeping a warehouse or storage room, the
license shall be based on the gross annual
receipts of said business, as follows:
First class-When gross annual receipts
are twenty-five thousand dollars or more,
and less than seventy-five thousand dol
lars, the license shall be forty (40) dollars.
Second class-When the receipts are less
than twenty-five thousand dollars, the li
cense shall be ten (10) dollars.
MISCELLANEOUS.
SEC. 7. Be it further ordained, etc., That
for carrying on the business of cotton gin
nery, the license shall be based on the
number of bales ginned, provided that no
license shall be imposed or collected on
cotton gins ginning for hire not over four
hundred (400) bales:
First class-When said number of bales
are 450 and not more than 550, the license
shall be ten (10) dollars.
Second class-When said number of bales
are 550 and not more than 750, the license
shall be twenty (20) dollars.
Third class-When the said number of
bales are 750 or more, the license shall be
twenty-five (25) dollars,
That for every business of keeping a the
atre, opera house, amphitheatre, academy
of music, or circus, a license shall be based
on the number of attachees:
1st class-When the number of said pert
sons is seventy-five or more, the license
shall be four hundred (400) dollars. f
2d class-When the number of said perk
sons is fifty or more, and less than seventy*
five, the license shall be three hundred
(300) dollars. .
3d class-When the number of said per
sons is thirty or more, and less than fifty,
the license shall be two hundred and fifty
dollars.
4th class-When the number of said per
sons is twenty or more, and less than thir
ty, the license shall be two hundred dollars
5th class-When the number of said per
sons is ten or more, and less than twenty,
the license shall be one hundred and fifty
dollars.
6th class-When the number of said per
sons is five or more, and less than ten, the
license shall be one hundred dollars.
7th class-When the number of said per
sons is four, thfe license shall be seventy
five dollars.
8th clfass-When the number of said per
sons is three, the license shall be fifty dol
lars.
9th class-When the number of persons
is two, the license shall be forty dollars.
10th class-When the number is one, the
license shall be thirty dollars.
Each and every peddler or hawker shall
pay an annual license graded as follows:
When traveling on foot, (5) five dollars,
when traveling on horseback, (10) ten dol
lars, when traveling in one-horse vehicle,
(15) fifteen dollars, when traveling in two
horse vehicle, (30) thirty dollars, when
traveling on boat, barge or other water
craft, (100) one hundred dollars, provided,
no hawker or peddler, whose stock does
not exceed in value (10) ten dollars, will
be required to pay any license; and pro
vided further-that constables or police
officers throu gout the parish are hereby
empowered and directed to cause all ped
dlers and hawkers to exhibit~their parish
licenses, and if the peddlers and hawkers
fall to produce or exhibit the same, the
constable or police officers shall retain
their stock or merchandise until said ped.
dlers or hawkers produce the parish Ii
censes.
SUSTENANCE AND BYFESE.I.ENT.
Sc. 8. Be it further ordained, etc., That
for every business of keeping a hotel,
where lodging and eating are combined,
the license shall be based on the number
of furnished lodging rooms for guests, as
follows, viz:
1st class-When said rooms are in num
ber thirty or more, and less than ·ort-five,
the license shall be one hundred and fifty
dollars.
2d las.-- n said rooms are in nus
.er fifteen or more,and less than thirty,
the liceni shall be one hundred dollars.
3d clase-When said roomsare in nur
ber twelve or more, and less than flfteMt
the license shall be seventy-five sdllarl. '
4th class-When said rooms areialiu~ m
ber nine or more, and lesethan twpelve,"
license shall i ffbty dollars
5th elclass---Whin said rooms are In suim.
elan oL aBB *ald than uilie the
Provided, That no 'Who keeps a
boarding house, in conwion with schools
or'colleges for the accori odation of stu
dents and employees thereof, shall pay
any license as boarding-house.
Provided further, That no license shall
be required when the number of said
rooms is less than provided for in class
five; that for every business of lodging
alone, the hcense shall be estimated on
the same basis as for hotels, but graduated
at one-half rates; provided, that boarding
houses pay sixty per cent -of the rates of
hotels.
That for every business of bar-room
cabaret, coffee-house, cafe, beer saloon,
liquor exchange, drinking saloon, grog
shop, beer house, beer garden, or other
place where anything to be drunk or eaten
on the premises is sold directly or indirect
ly, the license shall be based on the annu
al gross receipts of said business, as fol
lows, viz: That for this business there
shall be one extra class.
1st class-When said gross annual re
ceipts are five thousand dollars or more,
or less than seven thousand and five hun
dred dollars, the license shall be two hun,
dred dollars.
2d class-When said gross annual re
'ceipts are three thousand dollars or more,
or less than five thousand dollars, the
license shall be one hundred dollars.
Provided, No license shall be charged
for selling refreshments for charitable or
religious purposes; P ided, that no es
tablishment selling 0o giving away, or
otherwise disposing of any spirits, wines,
alcoholic or malt liquors in less quantities
than one pint shall pay less than one hun
dred dollars; provided further,, that when
any kind of business provided-for in this
ordinance shall be n coatfined with ' ;.
other business, the same classification
shall be made as prescribed in this sec
tion; but the price of the license shall be
equal to the license required for each busi
ness separately.
That for the business of keeping billiard
tables, pigeon holes, Jenny Lind, pool or
bagatelle tables, and ten-pin alleys, from
which revenue is derived, a license of ten
dollars for each such table or alley shall
be paid in addition to any other license
due by the establishment in which said
tables or alleys may be situated.
1st class-When the gross sales are less
than three thousand dollars and more
than two- thousanid dollars, the license
shall be ten dollars.
2d class-When -the gross sales are less
than two thousand dollars, the license
shall be five dollars.
Provided, That this provision shall not
apply to places doing the business herein
named where alcoholic, vinous or malt
liquors are sold.
Provided further, That druggists, ete.,
selling soda water, mead, etc., shall be re
quired to take out a license under this or
dinance.
PROFESSIONAL AND PEBBONAL OCCUPATION.
Bsc. 9. Be it further ordained, etca, That
the annual license for the kinds of busi
ness hereinafter named, shall be graduat
ed, as follows, vizs:
That for every individual or company
carrying on the professio4 or business
agency for steamboats, draying, trucking,
keeping cabs, carriages, hacks or horses
for hire, undertakers, owners or lessees of
toll bridges and ferries, master builders,
stevedores and mechanics who employ as
sistance the license for said profession or
1st class--When said gross annual re
ceipts are fifb thousand dollars or more,
and less than six thousand dollars, the
license shall be fifty dollars.
2d class-When said gross annual re
ceipts are four thousand dollars or more,
and less than five thousand dollars, the
license shall be forty dollars.
3d class-When said gross annual re
ceipts are three thousand dollars or more,
and less than four thou.and dollars, the
license shall be thirty dollars.
4th class-When- said gross annual re
ceipts are two thousand dollars or more,
and less tlan three thousand dollars, the
license shall be twenty-five dollars.
5th class-When the said gross annual
receipts are one thousand dollars or more,
and less than two thousand dollars, the
license shall be twenty dollars.
6th class-When the said gross annual
receipts are seven hundred and fifty dol
lars or more, and less than one thousand
dollars, the license shall be fifteen dollars.
7th class-When the said gross annual
receipts are less than seven hundred and
fifty dollars, the license shall be four dol
lars. That every individual or individuals
carrying on the business or profession of
physician attorney-at-law, editor, dentist,
oculist, photographer, by whom any ar
ticles are sold or dealt in other than the
simple photographs of various kinds taken
by himself, agency for publications freight,
ticket, claims, patent rights, and all other
business not herein provided for shall be
graded the same as above set forth, but
the license shall be one half of those es
tablished by this section, and provided- ao
license shall be issued hereunder for lesp
than five dollars.
r Sec. 10. Be it further ordained, etc., That
all traveling vendors of stoves, lightning
rods and clocks, shall pay a license annu
i~1y of two hundred dollars, in this parish.
ac. 11. Be it further ordained, etc., That
when any two or more kinds Of business
are combined except as herein expressly
provided for, there shall be a separate
license required for each kind of business.
SE. 12. Be it further ordained, etc., That
the annual receipts, capital, sales and pre
mium in this ordinance, referred to as a
basis of license, are those for the year for
which the license is granted; the standard
for their estimation shall be prima facie of
the preceding year if the business has been
conducted previously by the same parties
or by parties to who they claim to be suc
cessors. If the firm or company be new
the amount or gross sales for the first two
months shall be considered the basis, and
six times that amount shall be estimated
as the annual receipts of such business,
provided that any person commencing
business after the first of July, shall pay
one-half of the above rates.
SEC. 13. Be it further ordained, etc.,
That the business of the previous year,
as also the actual condition and results
of business of the current year, for
new firms, associations or corporations,
for the purpose of calculating licenses,
shall be ascertained by the tax collec
tor in the sworn statement of the per
son or persons in interest, his or their
duly authorized agent or officer, made
before the tax collector or his deputy;
provided, that if the tax collector be
not satisfied with the said sworn state
ment, he shall traverse the same by a
rule, taken in proper court, asprovided
in the Constitution, which rule shall
be tried summarily, whether an an
swer be thereto filed or not. On the
trial of.said rule, the books and writ
ten entries and memoranda of said
peson, or persons, firms, companies,
corporatins or parties, shall be brought
into court and subjected to the in
spection and examination of the court,
the officer who took the rule, and such
experts as he may employ or the court
may appoint; provided, -that this hi-]
spe tion shall not be construed as en
titling the defendant to introduce ni
evidence said books and documents
any more than he would have bese
without such inspection; pro. ile,
also, that thelicense siball isese ri ac
eordanci wvith the said swoirn stO e
atent, notwithstanding
pendency of the rule,
tiication shall be mad, ý iy
the court.
- Sc. 14. . let
provided, the officer wh
to issue licenses, shall, n
the proper courts as pro
Constitution, and which s
out deposit or advance
rule on the party or parties h
business, to show cause o .t
day, exclusive of holida or
service thereof, _w"ie tormd
out of-term times and a
and shall always be triedi
why said party or pawtieg
pay the amount of license
penalties, or be odlet..fo i~ se
further pursuits of said until
after having obtained- a' l
in case said rule' 1 made a u
order thereon rendered shall be con
sidered a judgment in favor of the.
State, for the amount decreed to be
due by the defendant for license and
penalty and costs heretofore and here
inafter provided for, and shall be ex
ecuted in the same manner as other
judgments, and every violation of the
order of the court shall be considered
as a contempt thereof, and punished
according to law.
It is hereby expressly provide tm~at
each person, association of ess,
business firm or corporation, ated -
to take out a license..
`same in ar
their place of business, uiie ispt-nal.
ty of not less than ten nor mnte than
one hundred dollars, recoverable by the
tax collector, before any courtof ei.ii
petent jurisdiction; and itshl be
the duty of the tax. eollector,.Ovistr i
person or by deputies, th several
places of business herein mentioi ed,
and ascertain that the provisions of
this section are strictly carried out.
SEC. 15. Be it further ordined,6 .t
That the only: evidence that a eii -se
has been paid shall be the app epr~ate
form of license issued by the tax col
lector, and no receipts issued by . a tax
collector in place of the license Itself
shall be valid, and this clause shall be
construed to prevent the tax oltletor
from issuing a receipt, in.:. ies f the
appropriate form, to any ,praon, e -se
elation of pe.rsos, or businessc , .
tions; provided, that nothing` . be
contained shall be so construed as to
exclude oral evidence of lost" ora
troyed licenses.
SEC. 16. Be it further`.dainI .
That all unpaid licenses shal -
terestat the rate of two per w1tl
month, from the second . lay-· o
and he paymenet &thereofý s
lect said license and Ehter .
manner provided by existing larws.
SEc. 17. Be it further ordatied, et.,
That all gross receipts derived f.oan
any mercantile business or occupation
whatsoever, as hereinbefore provided,
whether earned within or withoutt the
parish, shall form the proper basis up
on which all licenses shall be assessed
and collected by the tax eqllector.
Src. 18. Be it further 'lainedetc.,
That a person, firm or cor ny hav
ing, more than one place of business,
shall pay a separate license for each
place of business.
SEC. 19. Be it further ordained, etc.,
That all laws or parts of laws in con
flict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
E. M. BOAGNI
Attest: Preuldent·
H. E. Esronse. Clerk. .
AN ORDINANCE TO ~WCOUsAGN STOCK RAt5
ING IN THI PARISH or ... rL"n .r
Sac. 1. Be it ordained by ~tbie Pollee
Jury of the Parish of St. Landry, That..o
person or association of persons shall be
permitted to stand any stud-horae, lack or
bull in this parish without.hav ngfslat ob
tained a license from the pua; which
license shall be equal in unt to the
greatest sum charged for ti se·rices of
the same; provided that nr vesi or as '
sociation of prsons who Bal ystad n
atud-horse, ack or o ikthout aviing
trst obtained the license provided for in
ais section, shall be permitted to ,e vwer
4ny amount for such service.
rISac. 2. Be it further o aln,,etct.,
That any person or association of perns
who shall stand any tad-horse, k or
bull in compliance with the terms~ t this
act, shall have a lien aind privilge upont
the issue of said stud-horse, ack or bll
for the period of one year;wh lien ad.
privilege shall prime all oh ers. .. '
Attest: B. ] BOAGIff
H. E. EsroxuG, Clerk. e
AX oana.DA*C
On motion of r.bs be it
solved, that whereas on i dfe Ay~.: t
December 1890.rit was ordained that
sum of $40,000 be assessed and
evied as the amount of taxes to
collected for the services ats;,
for the year 1891, which amounst .
appropriated as per bidget made ~
day; now therefore,
Be it resolved, that to seueare that
amount a tax of ten mills on the.. d
lar be, and is hereby levied on all. .
perty borne on the asseemen roli ":
the parish, and not included on pro
party on the assessment -roll situated
within the incorporate towns of Ope.
lousas, Washington, Grand Coteun,
Vile Platte, Arnaudville and MBelfille,
and that oe the property situated
within those' Incorporated towns to
defray their proportion Of the expenwes
of the criminal proceedingl, there he
levied in accordance with seetidon 9 of
the General Assembly of Louissiana
gular session of 1878, aprovd
March 4th, 1878 a tax' Oif fve
mills on the dollar It was frther
ordained, that there is bheby vied
an annual license tax f*r ith year . 891
upon each person, ssaeciation at pr
sons, or business rms, ll i e. n
tions, pursuing any D )
vocation, calling or . . "
those expressly exempt ni . such i-h
cense tax,by atiele 2iii d ?f 7 o4 e
Constitution. .
On motion of Dr. I the poice
jury adjourned until th 2n
in March being tie 9th 4.
month, E. Q M.
Attest ::es .
L EB. Bs oae Clesk,

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