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ST. LANDRY CLARION.
" Here shall the press the people's rights maintain, Unawed by Influence and unbribed by gain."
VOL. I. NO. 21. OPELOUSAS, LA., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1891. SUBSCRIPTION, $2 A YEAR.
THE CLARION.
Published Every Saturday by the
St. Landry Printing and Publishing Co.
(LIMITED.)
Officlal Journal of the Farmers' Unions
-OF THE
PARISH OF ST. LANDRY.
Official Journal of the Town of Opelonsas
OPELOUSAS, FEBRUARY 28, 1891.
Pittsburgh coal at E. H. Vordenbau
men's lumber yard.
E. H. Vordenbaumen sells pine lum
ber at $12 per M ft.
The A-tak-a-pa Family and Planta
tion Remedies for sale by all Druggists.
The CLARION has lately been filled
up with police jury ordinances.
Work has been progressing rapidly
on the Federal building here this
week.
Ex-Gov. Foster of Ohio has been ap
pointed Secretary of the Treasury in
place of Secretary Windom deceased.
The Lottery case has been argued
before the Supreme Court. A decision
will not be rende·ed before two or
three weeks.
In the list of amounts to be refund
ed the States, on account of the direct
tax bill, Louisiana is credited with
$385,886.65.
The apportionment of the public
school fund, just made, gives St. Lan
dry $3,627.00. The total for the State
is $92,306.50 for 369,226 children.
Mr. Leonce Littell is building on his
lot near the Courthouse, a job printing
office for Mr. Herman Bodemuller,
which will be in operation in two or
three weeks.
We are indebted to Mr. F. J. Pul
ford, who is a student there, for an in
vitation to attend the commencement
exercises of the dental department of
the Southern University, which came
off this morning.
Long's Artistic Pavilion Show per
formed in Opelousas three nights this
week. It was well attended, consider
ing the condition of the roads, caused
by the long bad weather, and was pro
nounced first-class by those who saw it.
If the Lottery is such a good thim
morally, why have the other St.
outlawed it, put the ban on it; and
why have the United States excluded
Lottery publications from the mails,
thus putting them in the same cata
gory with obscene publications?
We are willing to do some more
cheap printing. Recently the St.
Landry Democrat announced that a
Progressive League had been organized
in Opelousas. We are willing to pub
lish the names of the officers and mem
bers of that organization, gratis. Will
the secretary please furnish this paper
with same?
Mr. Marx Firnberg purchased some
time sihce the Verandah coffee-house
opposite the Courthouse. He has just
had it fitted up like a little palace.
the location of the bar has been
changed, and everything renewed. The
l6wer walls have been paneled, and
beautifully papered above, as also the
the ceiling. If the quality of the con
tents of the bar, equals the surround
l ngs, the goods are very good.
We have more than oice shown
clearly enough that the lottery takes
more from the people of this State
than it promises to paL ; but if it were
otherwise, "if the lottery paid all its
winnings into the State treasury,
could we call it honest in Louisiana td
live by the violation of the laws of
other States? The fact itself is un
disguised; for the friends of the lot
tery openly avow that it at least does
live by the violation of the laws of
other States. How, then, can we com
plain of criticism T-New Delta.
"Stlnk a the Nostrils."
Oneof the sublime spectacles of this
day in this State is too see a patent
outside country sheet belonging to
tJohn A. Morris blowing pure Demo
cracy in one column and the Louis
iana State Lottery Company in an
other. It creates a desire to sit down
on the curbstone' and rest in a man
who knows the political antecedents
of the Louisiana State Lottery Com
puny.-Ruston (La) Progressive Age.
The Opelousas Courier, speaking of
the CLUaoN's offer to print the police
jury proceedings of a recent meeting
free of charge, said-:
"Its offer to do this work for noth
ing was a bare-faced fraud, and ought
to open the eyes of our Police Jury to
what they might expect in the matter
of cheap printing from that quarter in
the future."
The offer on its part to print tax
tiles at from to lOeents each, though
cheep, was no fraud; the amount of
the price relieve it from that.
TO THE MEMORY OF MY DEAR DEPARTED
FRIENDS CAIT. AND MRS. L. A. BLACK, THESE
LINES ARE AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED.
How sweet and how welcome the summons
of Death
When it comes to the Lord's aged saints!
How gladly resign they the slow, labored
breath,
How gladly lay down life's complaints.
The hearts that can trust the dear, slain
Lamb of God
Can no terrors in Death's river find;
Its banks, for long days, have their worn
spirits trod,
The boatman, who waits there, is kind.
Their souls long to venture upon the cold
stream
And to cross to t sore just beyond;
Of heaven and th ys aiting there, oft
they dream,
Of God; and the loved on ond.
We mourn, dearest friends, and thy pres
ence we miss,
Yet we wish not to call thee again
From that land wllIse calm zephyrs thy
brows gently kiss
To this, full of sorrow and pain.
Reunited are ye; with thy friends loved
and lost
Now ye tune heavenly harps, while ye
sing,
With the angels of glory and blood-re
deemed host,
High praises to Him who reigns the
King.
We, too, hope to meet there, upon those
bright sands,
And beside the white throne gladly greet
The friends long loved here, and, with
hand clasping hands,
Thank God for the meeting so sweet.
STELLA TRUMAN.
A PICTURE OF LIFE.
BY NETTA SAPPIIO LITTELL.
The pale moon winds her solitary way,
Night weeps, beneath her jeweled crown,
Dreary night winds sigh o'er the death of
day,
And res less burning stars flash down.
The ocean's foam-cap'd waves break on the
shore,
The sea gulls shriek in homeward flight;
From the ocean's deep heart its sad waves
roar,
Reflect.ng the weird'beacon light.
Schoes reverberate thro' the shadows dim,
. The wind's sob thro' the still hush rings;
Night on her dusky wings bears the grand
hymn,
That weird, pathetic nature sings.
The moon sinks into her cloud-curtained
bed;
Nature's soul throbs 'neath her brown
breast,
Claiming creation, of her nourished,
Calling her babes again to their rest.
The forests whisper of death and decay;
The pictures on the walls of time,
As they beauteously crumble away,
Absorb art's soul in :nts sublime.
The great "tomb of man," wish its starlit
dome,
And paintings on its crumbling walls,
Silendy absorbs man. to make man's home,
"From rest back to rest," all earth calls.
DISTRICT COURT.
O pe 0 R h Jnst., Gustin e
was tried fo 'lareeny and vieted,
and Pierre Stevens was con' for
horsestealing.
On the 20th inst., Andrew Glynn
and Peter Golden were tried for mur
der and accquitted; and there was a
mistrial of Prosper and Gerand Hawk
rider for murder.
On 21st inst., Michel Malveau for stab
bing with interit to kill, acquitted ;
Spencer Letcher, assault with a dan
gerous weapon, plead guilty.
On 24th inst., was tried by jury the
case of Acdoile Fontenot vs. Hena Fu
silier and husband, claiming damages
for slander; verdict for defandants,
for $1.
On 25th inst., the criminals convict
ed at this term were sentenced : Louis
Brown eighteen montl.s in penitentia
ry, Pierre and Alphonse Stevens each
three years,*Pierre Stevens three years,
Alphonse Stevens two years, Gilbert
Anselm two years, Eugene Guillory
eighteen months, Numa McCarthy for
life.
In the beginning, before the reign
of the Lottery in this State, we heard
no complaint that Louisiana was a
pauper and incompetent to take care
of herself financially. During the last
twenty odd years the Lottery has
made millions of dollars; and for fear
the impression might be made on the
people of the State, that the most of
this money was drawn from them, the
Lottery advocates have been assiduous
in stating that 97 per cent of the sales
of Lottery tickets have been made
outside of the State. Now, the point
we would like to be enlightened on is:
Why, with all this money coming in
to the State during the past twenty
years, has Louisiana degenerated into
a pauper State, and that it has be
come necessary to accept the Lottery's
charity to support her government ?
Is Louisiana to be classed as the "demi
monde" among her sister States?
A Knights of Pythias Lodge, known
as Jeff Davis Lodge No. 98, under the
jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of
Louisiana, was instituted in Opelou
sas, on Friday, February 20th, by D.
D. G. C. W. A. Knapp, of Lake
Charles, assisted by S. O. Shattuck,
C. Mayo, C. M. Richard and J. A.
Kinder. The officers elected, are J.
T. Skipper, Post Chancellor and repro
sentative to the Grand Lodge; J. P.
Saizan, Chancellor Commander; Thos.
S. Isaaes, Vice Chancellor; J. J.
Thompson,! Prelate; B. F. Meginley,
Master of Exdhequer; Jonas Jacobs,
Master of Finance; J. L. Cain, Keeper
of Record~ and Seal; 8. L Hebrard,
Master at Arms; J. T. Stewart, Geo.
c. Pulford and . M. Littell, Trustees.
The charter list consists of thirty
For the CLARION.
Yellow fever, we are told, leaves its
ghost behind to haunt us; overflows
threaten and are predicted; the lot
tery-the Louisiana Lottery-is said
to be a Godsend; misrule and execu
tive inability are charged; selfishness,
narrowness and venal methods in fi
nance, perfunctoriness in matters judi
cial and a total want of harmonious
action in every,hing pertaining to the
general welfare, proclaimed.
These are some of the leading themes
of a majority of the daily press of this
city. Can it be that this accumula
tion of slanders against Louisiana
will find an echo inithe hearts of her
people ?
Per contra, is it not true that yel
low fever is no longer feared, that
years have elapsed since we have had
the fever and that sanitary measures
have been adopted that will guard us
against this scourge infuture?
The threatened overflow is no longer
a matter of serious import. The ex
perience of last year and the splendid
condition of the levees at present, are
sufficient guaranty against future
anxiety. The immense crop of sugar
and rice made upon the very lands
that were supposed to have been swept
by the floods of 1890, are living wit
nesses against the hue and cry of
certain papers in this city-that the
lowlands of Louisiana were devastated.
The lottery is doomed. Its advocates
know this. No amount of praise be
stowed upon Mr. Morris for his chari
ty, democratic principles and patriotic
intentions can possibly mislead our
people. The lottery must and will go.
Louisiana's fair name must be re
deemed. The executive department
of this State stands pre-eminently be
fore the world as being in the hands
of an honest, patriotic gentleman, lit
tle versed in pot-house politics, but
thoroughly able to guard the honor of
his State and the intergrity of his
party.
There is but little doubt that what
is urged against the judiciary and fi
nancial departments of the govern
ment are equally misleading.
The future of Louisiana is assured, if
Louisianians will stop harping upon
minor questions or stop painting the
dark sides to an imaginary picture.
We have a splendid crop, good levees,
an honest governor and a people who
are rapidly emerging from debt and
obselete methods. Let the people of
Louisiana turn a cold shoulder upon
those who would malign our God-fav
ored State; let them depend upon the
natural and unbounded resources fur
nished by river, forest and plain; let
them practice proper economy and
display ordinary energy and intelli
gence, and there will be no cause for
complaint in future. J. M. M.
There are about 54,000;000 square
miles of land on the globe, of which
Europe has 4,000,000, America 16,000,
000, Asia 19,000,000, Africa 12,000,000
and Australia and the rest 3,000,000.
The Uuited States, including Alaska,
has an area of 3,603,884 square miles.
Russia, including Siberia and the
European and Asian possessions has
8,351,004.
Public Sale.
Estate of Mary E. Oliver.
No. 5089 Probate Docket, District Court,
Parish of St. Landry.
By virtue of on order of the Honorable
District Court in and for the parish of St.
Landry, there will be sold at public auction,
to the highest bidder, by the undersigned
administrator or some public auctioneer,
at the last residence of the deceased on the
premises below described, on
Tuesday, March 31st, 1891.
the following described property belonging
to the estate of Mary E. Oliver, deceased
wife of William E. Mims, to-wit:
1. A certain parcel of land with all the
buildings and improvements thereon or
ehereto belonging, containing thirty-,hree
acres, situated on bayou Cocodrie, afore
said State and parish, bounded north by
Charles Dossman, south by (supposed)
Boatwright & Glaze, east by unknown own
er and west by bayou Cocodrie.
2. Four head of horned cattle.
Terms-Cash.
WILLIAM E. MIMS,
feb28 5t Administrator.
Public Sale.
Estate of Henry F. Carlee.
No. 5054 Probate Docket, District Court,
Parish of St. Landry.
By virtue of an order of. the Honorable
District Court in and for the parish o" St.
Landry, there will be sold at public auction
to the highest bidder, by the undersigned
administrator or some public auc.'oneer,
at Morgan's Ferry on the Atchafalaya riv
e6in said parish, on
Wednesday, March 11th, 1891,
the following described property belonging
to the estate of Henry F. Carlee, deceased,
to-wit:
Eighteen head of horned cattle, consist
ing of two cows and calves, four two-year
olds and ten dry cows; one horse; two colts,
one a year and a half old, and the other
two years old.
THOS. G. HUDSON,
feb28 2t Administrator.
Notice of Final Tableau.-Estate of
Thomas B. Fontenot dec'd.-Whereas, Elodie
Young, administratrix of the estate of her
deceased husband, Thomas B. Fontenot,
has filed a final tableau of said estate with
her petition praying for the homologation
of the same, notice is hereby given to all
whom it may concern, to make opposition,
if any they have, by filing the same in wn
ting in the clerk's office of the District
Court at Opelousas, within the time requir
ed by law, why said tableau should not be
homologated and confirmed. By order of
Court, dated February 26th, I891.
C. M. THOMPSON
feb28 2t Clerk.
HENRY KAHN. LAZARE LEVY.
Kahn & Levy,
WHOLESALE GROCERS,
-MIaD-
Conmmission Ierchants,
111 a 118 Poydras St.,
P.O. Box 1059. NEW ORLEANI, LA.
Best attention paid to purchasing Goods
of all kinds. Consignments of CottonB u
gar Molasses, Rough Rice, Hides,w.ool
and all Country Produce respecll so
Ilkted. oott2
Proceedings of the Police Jury.
OPELOUSAs, LA., Tuesday, Jan'y 13, 1891.
The police jury met pursuant to adjourn
ment; present," E. . Boagni president,
Meskts. P. Stagg. P. Robin, H. Durio, C. T.
Bihm, Dr. E. S. Barry and 8. Haas.
On motion of Dr. barry, the reading of
the minutes of yesterday was dispensed
with.
On motion of Mr. Durio, be it resolved
that the petition of the residents of Plais
ane cove ad'fining prairie Roie, asking
to be lfrcd iitdein 'the hog law di lb and
that bayou Petit Josi should be given them
as a line, be 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, vocation, calling or busi
ness, except those who are expressly
excepted from such license tax by Arti
cles 206 and 207 of the Constitution.
SECTIoN 1. Be it ordained by the Police
Jury of the Parish of St. Landry, That
there is hereby levied an annual license
tax for the year A. D. 1891, upon each per
son, association of persons or business firms
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. Be it further ordained, etc., That
on the second day of March, A. BI. 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, calling or business, a li
cense tax as hereinafter graduated.
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 :4irms 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.
MANUFACTURERS.
Paragraph 1. That for carrying on each
business of manufacturing not expressly
exempted by Articles 206 and 207 of the
Constitution, the license shall 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 hundried thousand
dollars, the license shall be one hundred
and five dollars, $105.
Third class-When the said receipts ae
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 `r more, and
less than one hundred. thouiand dollars
the license shall be sixty-f~ejnd one-half
dollars, $65.50.
Fifth class-When the .s.R teceipts are
than ninety-five thousand--ll ar h li
cense shall be sixty-three dcollars, $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 thousanf'.dollws, the li
cense shall be thirty-five dollars, $15.
Eighth class-When the said receipts are
forty thousand dollars or more, and less
than fifty thousand dollars, the license
shall be twenty-eight dollars .$28.
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, $21.
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.
BANKING.
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, *hether daid capital
and surplus is owned, br 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 is onehundredthousand
dollars or more, and less than two hitndred
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, $10,.
Second class-When gross sales are two
hundred and fifty thousand dollars or less
the license shall be fifty dollars, 550.
Provided no person or persons shall be
deemed wholesale dealers unless he or
they sell by the original or unbroken
package or barrel only; and provided fur
ther, that no person or persons shall be
deemed wholesale dealerstifless he or they
sell to dealers for resale. 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 dross annual amount of sales,as follows:
First class-When gross sales are one
hundred and fifty thousand dollars or
more, and under two hundred thousand
dolllars, the license shall be one hundred
and fifty dollars,I.."
Second class-Wen gr sales are one
hundred thousand doas or more, and
under one hundred and flftythousand dol
lars, the license shall be one hundred dol
lars, $100.
Third class-When gross sales are seven
y-five thousand dollars or more, and un
detone hundred thousand dollars, the 1i
cease shall be seventy-five dollars, $75.
Fourth cla--When gross sales are fifty
thousand dollars or more, and under sev
enty-five thousand dollars, the license shall
be fifty dollars, $I
Fifth class-When gross sales are forty
thousand dollars or more, and under fifty
thousand dollars, the license shall be forty
dollars, $40.
Sixth class-When gross sales are thirty
thousand dollars or more, and under forty
thousand dollars, the license shall be thir
ty dollars, $30.
Seventh class-When gross sales are
twenty-five thousand 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.
Eleventh class-When gross sales are five
thousand dollars or less, the license 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.
Sac. 5. Be it further ordained, etc., That
each and every insurance company, (socie
ty) assoqiation, corporation or other organ
ization or firm, or individual doing and
conducting an insurance business of any
kind, life, fire, 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
poration, or agency of any kind whatsoev
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 represented by a
legally apointed agent.
a Provided, ý t notlzing hin contained
shaltap.ly nutuanc . which
paymutuail insurance p0oliies . y assess
ments upon members, whether the same
be or be sLot domiciled in this parish.
CASRY AND STOrINO.,
SzC. 6. Be it further ordained, etc., That
every omnibus or regular coach, or herdic
business, and for every business of trans
porting money, 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 thousafid 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.
SzC. 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.
AMUSEMENTS.
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 per
sons is seventy-five or more, the license
shall be four hundred (400) dollars.
2d class-When the number of said per
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, the license shall be seventy
five dollars.
8th class-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
oficers throughout 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
fail to produce or exhibit the same, the
constable or police oficers shall retain
their stock or merchandise unti said ped
dlers or hawkers produce the paris lii
cenases.
suSTmracu AnD aralnMxxZT
Sac. & Be it further ordained, etc., That
for evetr business of keeping a hotel,
where lodgingn and eating are combined,
the license shall be based on the number
of furnished lodging rooms for guests, as
follows, viz:
st ,clas.-When said roms ars in num
ber thirty or more, and less than forty-five,
the license shall be one hundred and fifty
dollars.
2d class-When said rooms me in num
ber fifteen or more, and less than thirty,
the license shall be one hundred dollars.
3d class-When said rooms are in num.
ber twelve or more, and less than fifteen
the license shall be seventy-five dollars.
4th class-When said rooms are in num
ber nine or more, and less than twelve, the
license shall be fifty dollars.
5th class--When said rooms are in num.
ber six or more, and less than nine, the
license shall be forty dollars.
Provided, That no person hbo keeps a
boarding-house, in connection with schools
or colleges for the accommodation 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 hoteleg 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 thouwntd dollars, the
license shall be one hundrbd dollars.
Provided, No license shall be charged
for selling refreshments for charitable or
religious purposes; provided, that no es
tablishment selling or 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 combined with any
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 thousand 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, etc.,
selling soda water, mead, etc., shall be re
quired to take out a license under this or
dinance.
PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL OCCUPATION.
SEc. 9. Be it further ordained, etc., That
the annual license for the kinds of busi
ness hereinafter named, shall be graduat
ed, as follows, viz: .
That for every individual or compa.
carrying on the profession or business
agency for steamboats, draying, trucking,
keeping cabs, carriages, hacks or horses
for hire undertakers, owners or lessees of
toll briges qn4 ferries, master builders,
stevedores a d me c i who employ as-.
asirnced the professionor
occupation.
1st class-When said.grosr annual re
ceipts are five -thousan( dollars or mor_,
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 kross annual re
ceipts are three thousand dollars or more,
and less than four thousand dollars, 'the
license shall be thirty dollars.
4th class-When said gross annual re
ceipts are two thousand dollars or amoa
and less than three thousand dollars, t.
license shall be twenty-five dollars.
5th class-When the said gross ann;n
receipts are one thousand dollars or
and less than two thousand dollars, tile
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 nghts, 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 no
license shall be issued hereunder for less
than five dollars.
Szc. 10. Be it further ordained, etc., That
all traveling vendors of stoves, lightning
rods and clocks, shall pay a license annu
ally of two hundred dollars, in this parish.
Szc. 1L. 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.
8Ec. 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, as provided
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 memonda of said
person or persons, Orms companies,
corporations or parties, shabe 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 in
spection shall not be construed as en
titling the defendant to introduce in
evidence said- books and documents
any more than he would have been
without stich inspection; provided,
also, that the license shall msse in ma
cordauce with the said sworn state
ment, notwithstanding the prospect or
pendency of the rule, and the final rec
tification shall be made as ordered by
the court.
SEC. 14. Be it further ordained, etc.,
That if any business shall be conduct
ed without a license, in case herein
provided, the officer whose duty it is
to issue licenses, shall, on motion in
the proper courts as provided in the
Constitution, and which shall be with
out deposit or advance cost, take a
rule on the party or parties doing such
business, to show cayse on the fifth
day, exclusive of holidays, after the
service thereof, which may be tried
out of term times and in chambers,
and shall always be tried by preference,
why said party or parties should not
pay the amount of license claimed and
penalties, or be ordered to cease from
further pursuits.of said business until
after having obtained a license; and
in case said rule is made absolute, the
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 provided that
each person, association of persons,
business firm or corporation, required
to take out a license under this or
dinance, shall be required to post the
same in a conspicuous place, in his or
their place of business, under a penal
ty of not less than ten nor more than
one hundred dollars, recoverable by the
tax collector, before any courtoof com
petent jurisdiction; and it shall be'
the duty of the tax collector, to visit in
person or by deputies, the several
places of business herein mentioned,
and ascertain that the provisions of
this section are strictly carried out.
SEc. 15. Be it further ordained, etc.,
That the only evidence that a license
has been paid shall be the appropriate
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 collector
from issuing a receipt, in lieu of the
appropriate form, to any person, asso
elation of persons; of6ltsiness corpora
tions; provided, that nothing herein
contained shall be so construed as to
exclude oral evidence of lost or des
troyed licenses.
SEc. 16. Be it further ordained, etc.,
That all unpaid liceoses shall bear in
terest at the rate two per cent per
month, from the "seond day iof Mnay,
and the payment t f shall be se
ebred frsprivilege it favor of the
pati , and ax colleetor shall col
lect said license and interest in the
manner provided by existing laws.
Sac. 17. Be it further ordained, etc.,
That all gross receipts derived `from
any mercantile business oreeu . t
whatsoeber, as liereinbefore
whether earned within or wit
jaih,'al form the propler
That a p5e6f or*Ior o
g, more thai o r ` ;
plaee of btala . s
Sa"8. 19. Be it further ordained, et%.,
That all laws'or parts of laws in con
flict with this ordinance are hereby
repealed.
aEt. .BOAGN
Attest:
H. E. Esrongs. Clerk
Al OxDINANCEX TOlounselroc
ING Il THE MABSH O ST. tO a
SC. 1. Be it ordained by : to elic(e
Jury of the Parish'of St. Landry, Thet.
person or association of persons s 'b
permitd to stand any staid-horsi .JR
bull in this parish without hving rat ob
tained a license from the parsh; which "
lieuse shall be equal in amount to the
st sum charged for the services of
me; provided that no person or as
tionof persons who shall stand any
s .*orse, jack or bull bthout having
firsb~tained the license .video for in
this section, shall be permitted to recover
any amount for such service.
SEC. 2. Be it further ordained, etc.,
That any person or association of persons
who shall stand any stud-horse, jack or
bull in compliance with the terms of. this
act, shall have a lien and privilege upon
the issue of said stud-horse, Jack or bull
for the period of one year, which lieu and
privilege shall prime all others.
Attest: L. M. BOAGNI
H. E. Errosex, Clerk. President.
AN ORDINANCE.
On motion of Dr. Barry, be it re
solved, that whereas on the 15 day of
December 1890, it was ordained that
the sum of $40,000 be assessed and
levied as the amount of taxes to be
collected for the services and expenses
for the year 1891, which amount was
appropriated as per budget made that
day; now therefore,
Be it resolved, that to secure that
amount a tax of ten mills on the dol-*
lar be, and is hereby, levied on all pro
perty borne on the assessment roll of
the parish, and not included on pro
perty on the assessment roll situated
within the incorporate towns of Ope
lousas, Washington, Grand Coteau,
Ville Platte, Arnaudville and Melville,
and that on the property situated
within those incorporated towns to
defray their proportion of the expenses
of the criminal proceedings, there be
levied in accordance with section 95 of
the General Assembly of Louisiana re--.
gular session of 1878, approved
March 4th, 1878, a tax of five
mills on the dollar. It was further
ordained, that there is hereby levied
an annual license tax for the year 1891
upon each person, aseeciation of per
sons, or business firms, and corpora
tions, pursuing any trade profession,
vocation, calling or business, except
those expressly exempt from such li
cense tax, by article S06and 207 of the
Constitution.
On motion of Dr. Barry, the .police
jury adjourned until the 2nd Monday
in March being the 9th day of that
month. E. M. BOAGNI,
AttMst: President,
H. E. EsToaos, Clerk.

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