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" Here shall the press the people's rights mainta , Unawed by influence and unbribed by gain."
VOL. II. NO. 4. OPELOUSAS, LA., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1891. SUBSCRIPTIO #2 . yEAR.
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Published Every Saturday by the
St. Landry Printing and Publishing Co.
Official Journal of the Farmers' Unions
PARISH OF ST. LANDRY.
Otlcial Journal of the Town of Opeloas
Official Journal of St. Landry Parish.
Resolutions Adopted by the Parsish
Farmers' Union, January 5, 1891.
Resolved, that this convention strongly
endorse e Sr. LANDBY CLARION and re
commei it to the public as a reliable, un
subsidiz, honestTocal newspaper devot
ed to thg nterests of the people and hostile
to all monopolies;
Resolved further, that this convention
recommend and advise all the subordinate
Unions in this parish, to officially aid and
support the CLARION, and use their influ
ence to increase its circulation and patron
Sesolved further, that it be selected as
the Official Organ of our Order in this par
Whereas, the La. State Lottery is trying
at the present time to subvert the wishes
of the people of this State, by mandamus,
and papers sent out by the Progressive
League and also by a subsidized press
owned by men acting for or in the interest
of said lottery; therefore, be it
Resolved, that the Farmers' Union of the
parish of St Landry, at Turkey Creek as
sembled, do most solemnly reiterate their
opposition to this hydra-headed monster,
and affirm most positively that we will not
support any papers in or out of this State,
in favor of the Louisiana or any other lot
tery, and that we will oppose with all our
manhood and energy the election of any
man to office in this State, or plrish, who
is in favor of lotteries.
Caledonia Union No. 663 meets the 1st
anq 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 trrasurer John Jen
nings chaplain, Walter St. Cyr lecturer, Ar
mand Carriere assistant lecturer, Gilmer
Sonnier doorkeeper, Albert Rider assistant
doorkeeper, Albert Whatley sergeant-at;
Consolidated Union No. 674.-Ovide
Guidry president, W. C. Miller vice-presi
dent, Adolphe Guidry secretary, Benjamin
Guidry lecturer, Adelma Guidry assistant
lecturer, Lymal Domingeau treasurer, Fer
dinand Isringhausen chaplain, Auguste
Royer doorkeeper, Alcee Potier assistant
doorkeeper, Joseph N. Richard sergeant-at
Fairilew 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. . Morgan chaplain,
J. S. Haselwood lecturer, J. E. Daily door
Grand Cotean Union No. 788 meets
the second Saturday of every month, at
2 p. m., at Merry Makers HalL J. L. Guil
beau president, J. J. Barry secretary.
Opelonsas Union No. 451 meets every
otheir Saturday at 4 p. m., in Chachere s
Harmony Union No. 684 meets Big
Cane the first and third Saturdays o each
month, J. A. Boyd president, W. C. lesh
From the New York Herald.
The figures prepared by our Wash
ington correspondent showing the ex
tent of the appropriations made by
the Congress just adjourned have ar
rested the attention of the country.
They are well calculated-to startle the
The appropriations for two years
reach the astounding aggregate of
$1,000,000,000. They exceed the ap
propriations of the preceding Demo
cratic Congress by $200,000,000.
Two years ago there was a surplus
in the treasury of $100,000,000. The
revenues of the government exceeded
To-day the surplus has vanished,
expenditures exceed revenue and a
deficit of more than sixty-eight mil
lions is estimated for the coming year.
That is the result of two years of
Where has this money gone.? For
the regular expenditures of the gov
ernment? No. For the welfare of
the country or the benefit of the peo
It has gone to pension grabbers,
subsidies, bounties, monopolies, politi
cal jobbers and so on.
Where has it come from-where is
it to come from? The people. Whose
money is it ? The people's.
It is the people who must pay, who
must suffer for this criminal extrava
gance and raiding of the treasury.
Too many are apt to look with in
difference on reckless public exliendi
tures. It is public money, they rea
son. Its disposition concerns only tax
payers, and only property owners are
That is a serious mistake. Every
self-supporting man and woman in the
community, however poor, is a tax
payer. High taxes means high rents,
dear food, fuel and clothing. Every
person who has to buy the necessaries
of life must contribute indirectly to1
funds raised by taxation.
Hence the two hundred million dol
lars squandered by the last Republican
Congress mean additional taxation,
-which must fall upon the poor as well
as the rich, and can not fail to increase
the burdens of the masses.
Will the people submit to this need
less, inexcusable taxation without a
thundering protest at the poll? We
Only $2 for the Clarion, one year.
In sorrow I found you, an atom down hurled;
Your bright eyes closed, your brown wings
On the spring brjghtened highway, where all
Sang, bldbomed and purled.
That wisp in your bill was a bit of your nest
Its first or its last straw-which was tlb best?
What matter! eaMit a home migh be beet
Atlove's swdbt behesh .
In ecstasy soaring tii ddht air sunny bright,
Some obstacle met in your swift winged flight
A flutter of pinions-a fall through the light
A cry-and then night.
Your world was unmindful-fair flowers up.
Where all your gayco e ceasingly ang,
But your little mate's plalnt the song-chorus
Your knell faintly rung:
And I, too, forgot you-the imperative
Of day cares supplanted a sorrow so small.
Only infinite pity had market the sad fall
That, birdie, waasilC
These our lives, my brown bird-fair structures
By our frail, finite flutterings to and fro
And just as the life toil's completion we know
Some pitiful blowl
Fateful our fall is, as blind was our flight-
Our death a faint cry in a world of delight
What does it mean?-you and I know the might
Of a power infinite.
-Edith X. Perry in Poston Transcript
JUST BY CHANCE.
A day and the life of Isaac Rawsou
were drawing to a close together. The
rays of the setting sun stole into the
room where the dying man lay, an. he
watched them intently until they flded
away. He knew he would never see
Death had confronted the old lawyer
suddenly. His energies, overtaxed
through a long life devoted to ceaseless
money getting, had collapsed in an in
stant almost, and left that which we call
life without the support necessary for
its further continuance.
"He cannot live through the night;
,probably the end is not more than a few
hours distant," the old family physician
had said butt a few minutes before when
the son who now sat by his father's bed
side asked what the chances were.
The son sat with bowed head. His
features were composed in an expression
of decorous grief; his hands were folded
upon his lap, and at almost regular inter
vals he sighed. Had he raised his head,
it would have appeared that there was
not the suspicion of a tear inhis eyes, and
that there lingered in their depths a look
of quiet satisfaction which the lines of
sorrow that were set upon his face could
not entirely hide.
Perhaps the fact that he knew himself
to be the sole heir to his father's wealth
had something to do with shaping the
younger man's inner feelings. Some
hearts are ruled by the desire for personal
gain rather than by affection.
Scarcely above a whisper the single
word carne from the colorless lips of the
old man. The man at the bedside started
slightly, as one who is suddenly aroused
from thought that has carried him far
away from present surroundings. Then
he turned and answered: "Yes, father,
what do you wish?"
"I have been thinking of your brother,
Robert. I fear that after all I should
not have treated him as I did."
The old man paused, exhausted by the
effort which the words had cost him.
An expression that was unpleasant to see
flitted across the younger man's features,
but in an instant it was gone again.
"I know that I have but a short time
to live," resumed the old man, "and
things appear to me in a different light.
It was heartless in me to disinherit and
disown Jack because he married accord
ing to his own wishes instead of my dic
tates. I shall change my will; there is
enough for you both. Each shall have
half, and I shall die happier."
"Yes, father." The wordscamegently
from the son's lips, but the look on his
face would have surprised the father
could he have seen it. But the gloom
was thickening and his half closed eyes
did not see.
"Draw up the will as I wish it, quickly,
while I have yet the strength left me to
sign," directed the dying man.
Robert went to a table near by, lit a
gas jet and began to write, not at all
"Why are you so long about it? A few
words will certainly be enough," impa
tiently exclaimed the old man after the
son had been busy what seemed to be a
very long time.
"I shall be done directly. There, 1
am through," replied the son, as he rose
and handed what he had written to his
"That is right," was all the latter said
after he had read the will. Then he took
the pen from his son's hand and with a
great effort signed his name.
"Now sign as a witness, and call Han
nah; she will do as the other witness."
Robert affixed his signature; then he
called the housekeeper and she also
signed her name.
"Now go to my desk and take the old
will and burn it. You will find it in the
little drawer to the right."
Robert went to the desk, took a folded
paper from the drawer indicated, held it
in the gas flame until it was well ablaze
and threw it upon the open fireplace
where it lay a moment later a charred
"There;it is not so hard to die now,"
whlse4 he dying mia. "I feel that
I canndt .lve until Jack could be sent for,
but I want you, Robert, togo tohimthis
very night and tell him that my heart
was not steeled against him to the end.
Tell him of the will wilch"-'--
Isaac Rawson ceased speaking and lay
motionless. He was dead.
It is not yet miduight wheen Robert
steps aboard a train that will take him
to the city where his ozother, Jack, lives;
for has not' his father with his dying
breath told him to so to his brother· this
very'hight? Who w.uld fail to respect
the last wishes of one now dead? Surely
not a son.
The city where Jack lives is not tE.
distant; but there is a river to cross on
theway. As the tr-!n rumbles alowrly
acroees the bridge, Robert pauses in the
task of trimming his finger nails in which
he is apparently deeply engrossed, and
looks out of the window down upon the
dark waters below in which the stars,
A thought comes to him. which
though spontaneous in itself is but the
culmination of what has been passing in
his mind ever since his father's death.
He takeeromt his breast pocketa fold4i
paper .0 which the wrliting is but a few
hours old. This he wraps about the
handle of the knife he holds in his hand.
Then he shuts the blade so that the paper
is held firmly. With a careless move
ment he lays the hand holding the knife
upon the edge of the window. When he
withdraws the hand a moment later it is
empty. The knife is a heavy one and
will go straight to the bottom, and with
it the paper wrapped about it. The
waters often give up their dead, but in
animate objects of value they hold with
in their depths.
It is a week later. The will of Isaac
Rawson is to be read in the presence of
those interested. It is a mere formality
of course, for other than his two sons the
testatorleft no kin. The sons both know
what they will hear. Robert at least
knows, and Jack may surmise. And
yet, who knows what may happen dur
ing the few hours that must elapse before
the will is opened and read?
"You are early. Mr. Drew will not
be here for half an hour yet," are Rob
ert's first words to his brother Jack as
the latter enters the house of which Rob
ert already considers himself the sole
"I thought it best to have a few words
with you before Mr. Drew arrives," is
Jack's reply. Mr. Drew is the lawyer to
whom the necessary legal transactions in
connection with the will have been en
"You told me that father had said
something about a new will just before
he died; but that none but the old one,
made fifteen years ago, could be found,"
remarks Jack to his brother when they
are seated a moment later. The remark
is made with an interrogative inflection,
so that Robert feels impelled to reply.
"Yes, no other will was found, though
I searched everywhere. Father's mind
must have been wandering when he
spoke of another will."
"Possibly; still you probably didn't
think of searching in the river," is Jack's
Robert turns pale; then the blood
surges back and his face becomes al
most purple. "What are you driving
at? what do you mean?" he asks. The
words come like gasps.
"Only this. On the night when you
came to tell me of father's death, some
young men were returning from a fish
ing trip on the river. Just as they were
rowing under the bridge, a missile
thrown from above struck one of them
on the back and fell to the bottom of the
boat. See, this is qite a heavy knife,
and if a piece of paper hadn't been
wrapped about it, it might have hurt
the young man it struck quite severely.
The young man happens to be an ac
quaintance of mine. He thinksthe knife
was dropped by some one on a railroad
train that was crossing the bridge just
then. Now I merely wish to suggest
that, when Mr. Drew comes, we give
into his hands this document which fell
into my friend's boat, and that we say
nothing about the old will at all. How
does the proposition suit you?"-Arthur
Lucas in The Epoch.
Baku Not Drying Up.
The report of the exhaustion of the
Baku oil supply, which has lately been
extensively circulated, appears to have
arisen from the fact that a "shut down"
of a large number of wells was ordered,
for the purpose of checking the, over
production which has been going on. It
is no uncommon thing for a native of
Baku to tap a supply of 20,000,000 gal
lons of oil, and waste 19,000,000 out of
it, simply for want of foresight in pro
viding a cup for the well, or by the omis
sion to arrange for surface storage.
The authorities have now taken the
matter in hand, and passed laws which
regulate the supply. In view of the rapid
increase in the demand for petroleum, it
is satisfactory to know that Baku is as
prolific of oil as ever. The oil trade is
rapidly assuming such gigantic propor
tions that for many yeiars there will prob
ably be ample room for America, Russia
and Burmah, as well as for the minor
fields that will in time furnish a supply
for the world's market. But, in any
case, it will be a good thing for Russia
when the more careful and economical
methods of America are adopted in the
Caspian region.-New York Telegram.
Feel Your Adam's Apple.
"It is well known," said Joe Beards
ley, "that deformities have often dictated
styles, but probably most people do not
realize to what extent the slight defects
control them in the most trivial pieces
of apparel.- This is shown in the case of
the prevailing styles of collars worn.
When the style changed from the low
collar to the high one it was a sweeping
change, so that but few people could be
seen wearing anything but the choker.
Finally the choker was modified into a
collar with the ends turned down, a good
deal of space being left open to the
"That style was never adopted univer
sally. Why? For the reason that a great
portion of the men who have occasion to
wear collars at all have prominent Ad
am's apples, which they are very glad to
hide from sight if they find an oppor
tunity. The choker just suited them,
and it will be many days before they
will be induced to give it up."-Wash
m.st we Hated s nea
Weeping Widow (whose husband bas
been found dead, to her neighbor)-Yes,
there was poor John, leaning up against
the mulberry tree, dead as he could be.
And John always did hate mulberry
tres,: and wanted that one out down.
Waggs (irreverently)-Heeven showed
his dislike for the tree in death, didn't hel
"mWhy, Mr. Waggs, how is thst?'
S"Ho was ead against it,.you said."
Proceedings of the Police Jury.
OPELOUsAs, LA., Monday, Oct. 5,18918
The police jury met pursuant to ad
journment. Present: B. M. Boagni, presi
dent, Messrs Barry, Robin, Dossman, Bihm,
Haas, Durio, Ward and Wilburn.
On motion of Dr. Barry the minutes
of the last meeting were adopted as read.
On motion of C.T. Bihm be it resolved,
that tiee-Ptition e itizens of Prairie
Mammouth, relative' lying out a pub
lic road running to Fragee's Bridge from
some convenient point on the nearest
public road to said bridge-be and the same
is hereby laid on the table subject to call
On motion of Mr. Robin be it resolved
that the Police Jury of the Ph. of St. Lan
dry appropriate the sum of Two Hundred
and Fifty Dollars, to send Edward Gil as a
Parish Cadet to the La. State University at
Baton Rouge and that the treasurer be
authorized to pay saLd amount to the
President of the State University, on the
warrant of the president of the Police
Jury. Voting aye: Bihm, Robin, Haas and
Durio; nay, Ward, Barry, Dossman and
Milburn. There being tie the president
Dr. Barry in thechair.
On motions of.BF M, Boagni. Be it re
solved that the sum ci one hundred dol
lars be appropriated out of the internal
improvement fund of the 4thward for 1892,
to rebuild Sackett fivee, the work to be
done undei the supegrision of .V -W. Boa
gni, who is especially anut hori to have
the work done.
Mr. Ward offered an amendment to Mr.
Boagni's motion, that the sum of $50.00 out
of internal improvement fund of 1892 be
appropriated to build a bridge over wash
out in Sackett Levee-whereuon motion
of Mr. Boagni the ýyea anal nays were
called, for on the anendment. Voting
aye, 'W. rd; nays ,'*gni, Durio, Bihi,
Robin, Haas and Dossmnan, Mr. Milburn
not voting, the chaiir announced the
The vote was then taken on the main
question and carried.
On motion the jury took a recess until
half past three.
The police jury met at i30 p. m.
Present, E. M. Boagni, president, C. T.
Bibm, C. W. Ward, E. S. Barry, I Haas,
L J. Dossman, H. Durni and P. Robin;
Mr. Milburn was excused by the chair.
On motion of Mr. Riipn; be it rosolved
that the report of the committee appointed
to dig canal through Ovignac Dore and
Devilliers fields be accepted committee
discharged and that MI Ovignac Dore be
credited with the asu of one hundred dol
lars out of the internal improvement
funds of 18923rd wai.,
On motion of P. ildr be it resolved
that the report oft mmittee appointed
to dig canal in No evillier's lane be
and the same is accepted commit
tee discharged, ant Mr. Phillip Va
liere be credited sum of two hun
dred dollars out - al improvement
On motion of Mr. Ward,- be ,it resolved
that the report of the committee appointed
to sell contract to repair the five bridges
on the Big Cane road be and the same is
hereby accepted committee discharged
and Mr. D. Sandifurebe ordered credited
with the sum of two hund&d dollars out
of the internal improvements funds of
1892 4th ward.
On motion the claim of J. P. Smith for
stock killed to prevent the speading of
glanders was laid on the table.
On motion of C..W. Ward be it resolved,
that Thoas. H. Lewis, Esq., be employed
to defend the suit of L. & L. A. Sandoz vs.
E. M. Boagni President.et alas,'and that
he be paid the sum of thirty dollars posi
tive fee and a further contingent fee of
10% on any amounts that the claim of
Messrsa Sandoz against the parish be re
On motion the police jury adjourned
until Tuesday, October 6th 1891 at 10
o'clock a. m. E. M. BOAGNI,
Attest: H. E. BarosoE, President
Tuisn y, Oct" 6, 1891.
The police jury met pursuant to adjourn
ment: present E. M. Boagni, president,
Messrs. Ward, Dossman, Durio, Robin,i
Barry and Haas.
On motion of L. J. Dossman the reading!
of yesterday's minutes were dispensed
On motion of C. W. Ward, be it re
solved that James M. Roberts be and is
hereby empowered and authorized to pur
chase 1391 feet of lumber and one keg of
nails to build bridge across -wash on the
I. K. Small plantation and report at the
next regular meeting '"5 ward."
On motion of L J. Dossman be it re
solved that the report of the committee
appointed to sell contract for the building
of Nicholas bridge be and the same is
hereby accepted committee discharged,
and Francis J. Dossman be ordered credi
ted with the sum of two hundred dol., outof
the internal improvement funds of 1891
On motion of Dr Barry be it resolved
that the report of the committee appointed
to sell contract for building Bourbeux
Bridge at Sanders' be and the same is
hereby accepted committee discharged and
Mr. Robert R. Barry cogtractor be ordered
credited with the sum of one hundred and
fiftydollars out of the internal improve
ment funds of 1891--half out of 1st ward
and half out of 2nd ward.
On motion of Dr. Barry, be it resolved
that the report of the committee appointed
to sell and supervise the rebuilding of the
bridge at Chetien's Point be and is hereby
accepted, cominittee discharged and
Messrs. James Dailey and Numa Miller be
ordered credited with the sum of one hun
dred dollars out of the internal improve
ment funds of 1891 2nd ward.
On motion of Mr. Dossman be it resolved
that the report of the committee appointed
to lay out the change of road between
Sydney Lafleur and E. T. Lafleur's lands,
starting from the old public road on the
north west corner of . Lafiuer and B. T.
Laleur's lands about three acres east,
thence running north acropes T. Lafteur'I
land to intersect with the old public road
be aecepted and committee discharged
and the said ro~id, as laid out be declaredi
a public rod provided same be done ac
perding to section S of road ordinance.
On motion of . W.Ward be lt rsolved
that the report of the committee ap
pointed to ascertain how much lum
ber it would take to build bridges from
Sackett landing to Chevis Lower line, be
received, and that said committee be em
powered and authorized to purchase 8828
feet of lumber and 2 kegs of spikes, pro
vided said work is done without any costs
to the parish, andreport at the next regu
lar meeting. Lumber and spikes to be
charged to internal improvement funds -of
1802, 4th ward. .. . .
Mr. Dossman in the chair -
On motion of E. M. Boagni be it resolved
that the sum of $400.00 or as much thereof
as may be necessary be and the same is
hereby appropriated out of the internal
provement funds of 1891 to rebuild
bridge across Bayou Marie .Croquant at
PoplsMGrove ond that Messrs D. P. Saizan,
- Pickens and Ozeme Moreau be ap
pointed a committee to sell contract to
lo 'bi d er, supervise the work and re
pert tht next regular meeting.
iO motion of Mr. Robin, Mr. E M. Boa
gntwas added to above committee and
made chairman thereof.
a*n motion of Mr. Boagni be it resolved
-olved that whereas, the committee ap
'ted at".fe last meeting to have the
Wahngt bridge coal tared, have not
tued ; th* re be it resolved that Messrs.
(izrl .WI alph Boudreau and Isaac
Evesbe*.appon ted a committee to have
said work ddne, and report at the next
On motion of C. W. Ward be it resolved
thatacommittee of three composed of E.
M. Boagni, T. S. Fontenot and Judge E. T.
Lewis be and are hereby appointed to
have the court house steeple painted, jeu
pervise the work, receive same when com
pleted and report at the next regular
Mr. Boagni in chair.
-On motion of Mr. Rob*nbeit resolved
that the report of the committee appointed
to sell contract to repair Griffin's Bridge,
be accepted committee discharge and Mr.
C. D. Stewart contractor be credited with
the sum of $200. out of the internal im
provement funds of 1891 and 1892, as fol
lows: one hundred and fifty dollars out of
funds of 1891 and fifty dollars out of funds
On motion of Mr. Dossman be itresolved
that Messrs. Paul Stagg, T. Coreil, O. 'Dar
deau,'Alsin Vidrine and Ozeme Fontenot
be and they are hereby appointed a com
mittee to channe road at Ernest Brignac
gully, assess amnages, and report at the
next regular meeting; and also report the
probable costs to change the bridge from
the old road to the new road.
On motion of Dr. Barry be it resolved
that a committee of three composed of
E. M. Boagni as its chairman, ,. S. Fon
tenot and C. M. Thompson be, appointed
to receive the rollfrom the assessor. Messrs.
Barry, Haas and Ward having been ap
pointed a committee on claim reported
through their chairman Dr. Barry that
they had examine and found correct the
following claims, to-wit:
Jos. Casmer, broken spade dan road 100
-W.b Col wwchitsuein suit of V.
SEaniv~ ei. :M. Boaibn...... .... 2'00:
Dr. RI.-. Littell, medicines.... 284.. 28 45
Dupreville Meche, witness fees Boa
gni vs Meche.................... 6 600
Mount Pleasant Mills lumber 5 ward 540
James Daily, witness fees Boagni vs,
M eche ........ ... . ... . ,
P. robin, lumber for Car s Bridge'
Srd ward ...1... ..... ...102 92
Louis.Legendre, coroner's jury 2days 4 00
Hilaire Carriere " " " " 400
Aurelien Meaurean " " " " .4 00
Homer Bourgeois " " " " 4 00
Lorenro Young " " " ' 4 00
K. Baillio services in suit of Boagni
vs. Meche........................ 50 00
D.Roos,mdse...... ....... ,. 20 20
J. Meyers & Co.,-spikes l1t ward..... 15 8
Phil Jacobs "..... 6 80
Mt. Pleasant Mills lumber 1st wd.... 13800
Of T. S. Fontenot, sheriff and ex-officlo tax
collector, showing the amount of parish
and criminal corp. taxes, also licenses,
collected during the month of July, 1891.:
Parish taxes......... ............185 90
Corporation criminal taxes ........ 127 85
Interest .................. ...... 8 54
Licenses ........ ........ 70...77 60
Less 5% forcollection.. 5148
Net paid over...........$978 81
I hereby certify the above and foregoing
to be a true and correct copy from my cash
books and audited by tHe ~arish anditor.
Sheriff and ex-ofcio tax collector,
Parish of St Landry.
Of T. S. Pontenot, sheriff and ex-ofico tax
collector, showing the amouit of plrish
and criminal eorp.taxes, also licenses,
collected during the month of August,
Parish taxes............. ..........$1181 70
Criminal corporation taxes......... 10 60
Interest .................... .. ....g 879
Licenses ........................... 125 00
Total.......' ............258 04
Less 5% commission.... 1290
Net paid over............6 14
I heeber ifeby y the above and oregoin
to be a true and correct copy from the cash
books in my office and audited by the par
ish auditor. T. 8. FONTENOT,
Sheriff and ex-officio tax collector,
Parish of St.. Lmandry.
On motion of Mr. Robin the report was
accepted and committee discharged.
On motion of Dr. Sarry, the petition of
the citizens of Bellevue and vicinity pfay
ing the police jury to grant them a magis
trate ward to be known as the 21st Magis
trate ward and a school district to be
known as the 9th School District, to be
composed of a part of the 1st, 3rd and 19th
magistrates wards be and the same is laid
on the table until next regular meeting.
On motion of C. W. Ward be it resolved
that the supplemented roll handed in by
L E. Littell be accepted, and the same
turned over to the assessor, who is hereby
instruocted to proceed to give notice ao
cording to las
On motion of C. W. Ward be it resolved
that L B Littell be and is hereby employ
ed to place upon the assessment roll of
1i891 property which was assessed in 180
and was omitted on the regular roll of
1891, and that the said Littell be paid 20%
of all parish taxes collectedfrom property
placed upon the roll by him as above.
On motion of Dr. Barry be it resolved
that the president be authorisedto issue ·an
warrant against funds not otherwise ap
propriated to pay Messrs. Stuirt DBoure
din amt due them for repairs to court
On motion of 0. W. War he-da resolved
that the report of teaheminitteeappointed
to ascertain the amt of lamber to: build
bridgeatong Bayiu ContStaeobe be t so
cepted, and comamittee rauthrised to ?ur
chase the neeseary lumber and nails as
per detail bill fled with their report
Whereupon motion of Mr. Robin Mr;Ward
was added to the comitattee and made
chairman thereof and report at next ran
On mnotion of C. W. Ward, be it resolved
that whereas since the beginning of the
work to repair the Clerk's office the walls
of the same have crarked and sunk, and it
is now t ºrpnt ,that .unl e.ss a44
work be done in placisga -e
der the said walls the same will soon fadl'
therefore be it resolved that the sum of
seven hundred dollars or as much thereof
as may be necessary be and the same is
hereby appropriated out of the funds not
otherwise appropriated of 1891, to have
said work done under the supervision of
E. M. Boagni, E. T. Lewis and C. M.
On motion of Dr. Barry "the offer' of
Diomel Durio of ten dollars for the re
remaining portion of the old road machine
On motion of Dr. Barry the police jury
adjourned until the 1st $Londayin Novem
ber, it being the 2nd day of that month.
KE. i. . M o go ePresident
Attest: H. E. Eseoas, Clerk.
THs PROGRESSIVE LEA.GUE orF LouI r ik
New Orleans, November 12, 1890 .
Dr. John Kelly, Winnfield, La.: Dear
Sir-Our friend, Mr. A. W. Faulkner
of Columbia, has suggested that you
would be likely to assist., in organiz
ing a Branch of our League in our
parish ; and I write to ask your advice
The Antis are working hard all over
the State, and if we are to hold our
own, we must do likewise. Our plan
is, as soon as the organization is com
plete throughout the State, to call a
convention or - eonferenoe:e, (say next
spring) of representative men from ev
ery part of the State and let them de
cide upon a plan of campaign, and take
charge of same. We intend to submit
the lottery amendment to -the Demo
cratic State Convention, and, if it is
endorsed there, the Antis-will have to
support it at the generalelection, or
else bolt the party, which their leaders
at least cannot afford to do. As mat
ters stand now, after conceding to the
Antis every doubtful parish, we think
we are sure of nearly two-thirds mnor
ity in the Democratic Conventiobn.
However, we are determine'to makel
the fight in every parish in the State
where our friends can make a showing
iwhich will entitle us to have confl
dence in their success.and wewwill hep
them in their local affairs at g he'ajte
time. We want to know who. or;
friends are everywhere, and how ~ar
we may rely upon them. ...
If you will be :kind enough to sug
gest to us one or two leading men from
each ward -in, yo ir parish, who .are
friendly to our movement, we will try
and interest them in organizing a Par
ish League. We should much
see the different ward:. '. else t*
send some trusted friend to see them,
and we will bear, the expenses .
Will you kindly let- us hear from
you at your earliest convenie,-e,
T, A. M asnaiu4l.8;, See'yc -
MIles'J erve sad Ilcvi r .
Act on neae prin4iple--rqnlatfn1
the lives', stotnaoah an4 bow t+ el r gb
the etrea. A- nw . Dr.
Miles' Pills sPeedi y snMee
bad taste, torpid liver, p riles cnstipa
tion. UifQqiu*td 'for sei en, w;nfant
chldrliin. Bmaieit, ardetst, asasi
b4doses, *5. Sanmpes 1ie., at E
The demandswof the Farmers AM.i.
ance have bein so thoroughly discuib
ed within the last- year that is noW
time to take up each one of the~de
mands and historically treatthen;4
carefully snalyte samzre The Mfst
exhaustive treatment .of"anr *on tte
deninds isthe sub-4resurl ,witki ~
is treated in the June and ruly:~m
bhers of the Library of National Wino
mist Extras, publihed by the National
Economist Publishing Co. Wasehitgtan,
D.-C. It gives the origint of the pla;
the causes for it, and a full and coi
plete answer to. all arguiment urged
against it. It proves the plati 0 be
the only measure that nwillglleva the
depressed agriculturalist; that it innot
class legislation, and_ i its ansti-e
tutional. These numbers should be
the hands of every member :o tlhe Ir
der, and every :oflicer ,of she ta od
should, by all. means, be supplied with
The puUliation of Library of. NaF
tional Ecoaomist Etraa has duie
much toward enlightening the: ,people
on the issues now before them.
The Political Tickler will be another
valuable publicntii.. This booe -has
been prepared with the ,gr~eat.t e
and a very large outlay of. ioiey. t
gives the people the vote on all hpici
tant questions from 1880 dp to date.
It gives the names of the voters, the
name of the party with whiobt. e ah-IL
fates, and the State he is frims. This
number is destined to be one' of the
greatest campaign doeuments' put in
print. It tells the story the truth is
backing it up-no going behind the
official records. The price 'of this
monthly publication is L50 per year,
and the first 8 numbers, including the
Political Tickler, can be had for $1.00
by addressing Tau Ecoxoxtsl, Wash
ington, D. C.
TRYING TO BRIBE A TATE.
From New York World.
There is to be a State election in
fana next April, and the chief iesse in
canvass tha wi soon be under way is the
constitutional amendment which provides
for a renewal of the charter of the Lottr -
iana Lottroy Comper fora peartd of
twenty-five yen r. = atrange thing to
se the people of proud cominmonealth
dividing upon the question whether they
will ive an infamous and pernicious
b concern the sanction of a con
.the ste for ;% utsal tprL
Pubfic sentiment in Louisiana is ,aeady
riedsbn Ug :ofld be _ceodf bthe
lawn. hi t tiensis? r
is no doubt that it would be defeated,
The-company . ia eich inflaence
and would t scruple to use corrupt
means to afe.itheaction of theLegisla
ture and oft h voters. -b it woul not
hope to pre but for the enormotie bribe
which it offers Ito the .t itself in the
contract which the people are asked to
The lottery was one or the idfamous
creations of the "reconstremaMon" govern
ment of Louisiana in i8e, and t new
constitution, adoptd in Im decreed that
all such Intitons shouId' ese to exist
after the tr in 18.nL
Mgs~t e its do t* near, the
company aset'tx 4 ot mney to get rid
of the prohibition tto eocr. e in the
constitution an actua contract with the
State for anew lease of life; and it offered
to pay into tbhe. t pulic sures the annual
sum of #$1 0 for twentyIfve. years.
To make this huge bribe more enticing,
the purpoeeaf or wleh the revenue should
be used are specifed. Tothe.. eople who
live in the dread of the- .fows of the
Mississippi, the prospctis heldout of an
annual expendture .f .3000 fr levees.
Another ia50,0 i to goto support of
public ehools,$185U0,00for the support of
public chaitiesf , $508: fori pensions to
Confedersatevern m 0,0o00 fot improv
ing the dralng ofthi ectyof New Or
leans, and .I)IOI.ti>o be sd d over to
the general fund of the 8tEte. Hre is an
appeal to sordid .u erstily de
signed to secre support fim all classes
ofcitizens who desire the benefit of the
expenditure of these sime' withOut' having
to coneribute d tyito thenim'ly taxation,
and this Is it e chi e rfiiance :of the lot
tery. comi r. forb t. igsaupry for its
schemed Nob y a deyfendsB l-otter
itself as an inst.tutIont o deny the injury
that is done'bynits p .tio mand all argu
ments for te co t~~~. ainadment
are based upo'the public benefits ito be
derived flrom its~a orrupt. a fund.
This puts t-toe of Lou sta in a
humlia.in pO make
it, if it ells tom' ti emerit,` the
scorn of alp: po-pl , _ has of
and its ho t ..,amply
able topro re of its
people, contrihb honor )axation,
for the suppedt
general admi atnd the
and sel -rect of ipeople b
fostered by a eliance a public
siall publin h .organs
of pubic opinion e
from ba gaw blin ema its
revenues from eth weakness gad reiou1
::m e pthe opleT _ia'wild be
ss tl 4egadig if _t ttery were
regarded as an agen drur ony
by such vile means from the peope of the
State who 'were` :to enj the tapposed
benefit, but the l dwest p dl depraveds
metal sense is reached whie it Ia amnued
thathaby this i(famsous device the tete -of
Louisana will be able to draw a large
share of ith evenues fr.o the £ le of
the rest of 'the eot t i to
the gambling bppirltn l u
:oha of the th i and the
recdes t tnlh N& ti;
could. be mare am eeteltIhani the avowa
td bY ctins whdaem .th aseles re
onti -Any t iloeegue,
which en toced to establish
pper of itsaownin Ner Orleans in
Sreah the pe e itr
element in the .duti 4oit whi.
the lottery company work with all its
ower The sentiment of the count at
Isra undeubtedly strw:
feared that it ca not exe s t a
ainnce upon the eione =of the :of
Loulslana in this matter. It webt
ps, byt nanimous voice, theme
b o tntso an:se
tb~awaken somiesenas of self-r pe
oad etes,:bits wow. It
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a. haurtei·; , f~ihi the ;Y. ~ l taui .
striv ato Be b tam
the h bll i foak en
pit`. Dr.t JohBull's Sr
ýstt `om at>>a
it ~L l~Sickly, £ol·azcgl di
a4I` ` bIons atl Mo
, sadired mt i' 1 :1 useddi wS~rtali I bu
ýroald il i sa tac t
baa nsum of lr. Dui'm Emusapa
Lti seemed. pzrinly ahilte4 to my
-to the right VOL mo n t reat lee
overaut. and my pdm rejoied at my
I d It during the
' ad A; fi. and give it alt
the credit-for my p enj aI o
sdan Eood healt ai to boon to an
;rroeitfoi %aag!U hoe. let ree&f~dsrd nt6
ý y a w. mt ýotloe my
look. I bad sin on omy alnbuttbey
haem e ani I was ry wek
ith no t to gaite sgsthLI1L~t~
pan btnweIkaq~uS bidt
W Many a pmt trfl
ohild Itia been mien by
Then amtegýi. 711*
usýskof ,is .5ualwESp@3s
JOuM D. PAr & Sows, tI'oZlark AgetsI%
-T. L Posey Ageti for th' above maed
NIowIais the ime to sQU iMbeto tahe
FOR ALE,- lot and residence of
Mrs. M. B. Wisamsn on Court street For
ter*as nd coditondis ly to
WAlS1 t f•" TH', S. LEWIS.T
FOR SALE.-35 aeres of land in prafle
Hare ·rroods ~gs miles romrm Opelousru.
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