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THE ST. LANDRY CLARION.
"Here Shall the Press the People's Rights Maintain, Unawed by Influence and Unbribed by Cain." VOL. IV.---NO. 32. OPELOUSAS, LA., SATURDAY, MAY 19, 1894. $1 PER YEAR. HAGKL'S HARDWARE i HOUSE. Adjoining the Opera House. JUST OPENED WITH A Large Stock of Hardware. A FINE LINE OF STOVEs, TINWARE,' HOUSE-FURrISHING GOODS, FARMING IMPLEMENTS, ARB WIRE, NAILS, ETC. - AND AN ELEGANT LINE OF Pocket and Table Cutlery! Agent for the famous BUCK'S BRILLIANT Stoves and for the QUICIt"~ Gasoline Stoves. ch.B-. A. HAC K L. NEW JEWELRY STORE. FRANK J. DIETLEIN, Practical Watchmaker and Jeweler, S.AND ENG-RA'V'IER, Has just opened his Jewelry Store and Watch Repairing Establishment, on Lan dry Street, near the bank, where he will keep for sale, at the most reasonable prices, a full and select stock of Watches, Clocks, Gold and Silver Ware, Plated Ware and everything to be found in a first-class establishment. Repairing of Watches, Clocks and Jewelry, given prompt attention and work guaranteed. Public Patronage Respectfully Soliclted. m5 "' A7V M. LI N7, ?. FASIHIONABLE MBAI BER z - LA.IDY STREET, NEAR THE BANK BUILDING. - FRANK DIETLEIN. J. T. SKIPPER. DIETLEIN & SKIPPER, BICYCLE DEALERS. WE HANDLE THE Victor, Gormaully & Jeffrrey, ColumbIa, Cleveland and several other high grade wheels. Bicycles sold on easy payments. Correspondence solicited. S AAddress or call on DIETLEIN & SKIPPER, inch 17-3m OPELOUSAS, LA. LEWIS & LACOMBE, LIFE, FIRE ACCIDENT INBSURANI , All Classes of City Risks Insured Also--SUGAR HOUSES, AT LO)WEST CURRENT RATES. SAW MILLS AND GIN HOUSES. All Property Worth Owning is Worth Insuring. Losses promptly adjusted and paid at Opelousas, La. apl7y C. Lazard Co. Limited, THE-- OLD RELI:EBLE One Price Clothiers, Furnishers, and Hatters, 29, 31 and 33 Canal Street, Cor. North Peters, New Orleans. Notloe. LAND OFFICE AT NEW ORLEANS, April 27, 18I4. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his Inten tlon to make final proof In support of his claim, and that said proof will be made be fore B. Bloomfield, U. S. Commissioner at Opelousas, on Tuesday, June 12, 184, vis: ARMAND HEBERT, who made Homestead Entry No. 9;96, for the S of SW Sec 8 and N% of NW Sec 17 Tp 6S W, La. Meridian. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, vis: Appolinarie Fusilier. Henry Ed. Solleau, Dupre Boy, Joseph Bellon, all of St. Landry parish, La. mays 6t G. McD. BRUMBY, Register. LAND OFFICE AT NEW ORLEANS, April 2'4, 1894. named settler has filed notice of his inten tion to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made be fore E. NorthCullom, U. S. Commissionerat Opelousas, La., on Monday, June 4, 1894, viz: THEOPHILE REED, who made Homestead Entry No. 14657, for the EX of NW and W1, of N E Sec. Si Tp. 5 S R 1 East, La. Meridian. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultiva ttion of, said land, vis: Theodore Tate, Ferdinand Tate, Lastle Granger, Onile Manuel, all of St. Landry Parish, La. G. MCD. BRUMBY, apl28-6t. Register. SUCCESSION SALE. ESTATE OF LOUISE RICHARD, WI. DOW WM. LABARGE. No. 5295, Probate Docket, District Court. Parish of St. Landry. By virtue of an order of the Hon. llth Judicial District Court in and for the parish of St. Landry, there will be sold at public auction, to the last and highest bidder, by the undersigned administra tor, or by a public auctioneer, at the res idence of Louis Johns, at Cataro, where deceased last resided, on Tuesday, June 12, 1894, the following described property belong ing to the above estate, to-wit: A certain plantation situated at Ville Platte prairie, St. Landry parish, La., containing one hundred (100) arpents, bounded north by Paulin L. Fontenot, south by land of Edgar Lafleur, east by Valcour Soileau, and west by lands of V. Soilean and Edgar Lafleur, being the same property acquired by Louise Rich ard, deceased at the public sale of her deceased husband, William Labarge. One bay horse; one dark bay norseM one sorrel mare and colt; one brindle cow; one blue beef; two head of hogs; one old wagon; one open top buggy; one toilet; two bedsteads; two feather beds, and a lot of bedding; one armoir; one lot c f bed covers; one lot of tables; washboard and lot of chairs; one lot of crockery, cooking utensils; lot of car penter tools; one branding iron. Terms and Conditions.-All the mov able property to be sold payable on the first of December, 1894, purchasers to fur nish their promissory notes with two good and solvent securities to the satis faction of the administrator. The plan tation to be sold and payable in three equal installments, as follows: On the first day of January, 1895, first day of January, 1896, and first day of January, 1897 purchasers to furnish their notes with two solvent personal securities bearing eight per cent, per annum in terest from the first day of January, 1895, until paid, and ten per cent. for at torney's fees in case of suit to enforce payment of same, and special mortgage and vendor's lien and privilege to be rt tained on the property sold until full and entire payment of the note=, inte r ests and costs. PIERRE BAUDO1N, may125t Administrator. Public Sale. ESTATE OF THEOPHILE B. FONTENOT. No. 5296, Probate Docket, District Court, Parish of St. Landry. By virtue of an order of the Hon. 11th Ju dicial District Court in and for the parish of St. Landry, there will be sold at public auc tion, to the last and highest bidder, by the undersigned administrator, or by a public auctioneer, at the last residence of the de ceased, at Prairie Mamou, on Thursday, May, 31, 1894, the following described property belonging to the above estate, to-wit: The plantation on which the deceased last resided, situated in Prairie Mamouth, St. Landry parish, containing one hundred and seventy-three acres, with all the buildings and improvements thereon, bounded on the north by public land, on the south by Gus tave Holller, on the east by public land, and on the west by the Nez-Pique bayou. One vacherie of cattle, consisting of about seventy head; fifteen head of gentle cattle; one brown horse; one reaper, one wagon; one pair oxen; a lot of farming mplements; one saddle horse; one shot gun; a lot of household furniture; all the buildings and improvements on homestead entry No. 10862, it being SE% of NEAr of N8II of SET and lots S, 5 and 6, of section 12 in township 4 south of range 1 W, La. La. Meridian. Terms and Conditions.-The land to be sold for $260 cash, balance of purchase price payable In two equal annual installments, with 8 per cent. annual interest from date of sale, special mortgage and 10 per cent. attorney's fees. The movables: All adju dications of ten dollars and under, cash; over ten dollars payable in two equal an nual payments, with 8 per cent. interest from day of sale; purchasers of movables to furnish security to the satisfaction of the administrator. AZELIEN FRUGE, apI28 6t Administrator. SHERIFF'S SALE. EMILY ROACH, WIDOW, VS. EDWARD ALCOTT. NO. 15345, 1ITII JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, PARISH OF ST. LANDRY, LA. Biy virtue of a writ of seizure and sale is sued out of the Hon. 11th Judicial DIstrict Court in and for the parish of St. Landry, in the above entitled and numbered suit, and to me directed, I have seized and will pro ceed to sell at public outcry, to the last and highest bidder, at the front door of the courthouse at Opelousas, on Saturday, May 26, 1894, at 11 o'clock a. m., the following described property, to-wit: A tract of land in St. Landry parish, La., containing one hundred and six acres more or less, situated one-half mile east of Bayou Bfeuf, in Tp. 4 South of Range 4 East, La. meridian, being the northern part of Sec tion (57) fifty-seven and a part of Section (61) sixty-one; bounded north by Beggs, south by State road, east and west by Beggs, formerly by James Anderson, being same property acquired by inheritance from Geo. W. Hudspeth, and by heirs of Green Hud speth, as per act In book 8, page 720; clerk's office. Terms-Cash. T. S. FONTENOT, apl216t Sheriff of the Parish of St. Landry. Public Sale. ESTATE OF JOSEPH CELESTIN, DEC'D. No. 5287, PROBATE DOCKET, DISTRICT COURT, PARISH OF ST. LANDET. By virtue of an order of the Hon. 11th Ju dicial District Court in and for the parish of St. Landry, there will be sold at public auc tion, to the last and highest bidder, by the undersigned administrator, or by a public auctioneer, at the last residence of the de ceased at Mamouth, on Wednesday, May 23rd, 1894, the following described property, be longing to the estate of Joseph Celestin, deceased, to-wit: 1st. A certain piece of prairieland situated in the parish of St. Landry, inBigMamouth, together with one house and fencing, con taining Two Hundred and Twelve arpents of land, bounded on the north by Etienne Fusiller, on the south by Olivriel Guillory and Louisa Victorianne, and on the west by lands of Tom Isacks. TERMS-Cash. JOSEPH CELESTLN, apl2l 5t Administrator. ADMINISTRATION NOTICE. ESTATE OF OZEME DAVID. No. 5291, Probate Docket, District Court, Parish of St. Landry. Whereas, Caroline Guillory, of the parish of St. Landry, has applied by her petition to be appointed adm.nistratrlx of the estate of Ozeme David, deceased. Now, therefore, notice Is hereby given to all parties interested to make opposition to said appointment, to file same in writing in my office In Opelousas within ten days from the date of this notice. May 12 2t C. M. THOMPSON, Clerk. $10 REWARDS Lost, Strayed or Stolen F ROM ME, AT BELLEVUE, ON the 17th of April, one roan filly, four years old, branded thus: foretop cut, tall but slender, a colt of Milan Wilkes. A reward of Ten Dollars will be paid for its return to me at ellevue. CLIFTON LEMONS. April 28-1m. SHERIFF'S SALE. MICHEL LION VERSUS CHRISTIAN MORNHINVEG, JR. No. 13803, 11th Judicial District Court, Parish of St. Landry. By virtue of a writ of fieri facias issued out of the Hon. 11th Judicial District Court in and for the parish of St. Landry, in the above entitled and numbered suet. and to me directed, I have seized and will proceed to sell at public outcry, to the last and highest bidder, at the front door of the courthouse at Opelousas, on Saturday, June 16, 1894, at 11 o'clock a. m, the following des cribed property, to-wit: All the rights, title and interest in and unto the undivided one-fifth of the property following, to-wit: A certain plantation situated in St. Landry par ish, 4 miles south of the town of Opel ousas, near Rider or Wyble's bridge, con taining 227 arpents superolcial measure, together with all the buildings and im provements thereon, bounded as follows: North and west by lands formerly of Jehn Wyble, now T.S. Richard, east by lands formerly, df Andre Wyblo, now Martin Zacharie,south by landsnforrner ly of SimonWyble, now - , being same property purchased by C. Morn hinveg, Sr, from John Emrein, Nov. 24, The undivided one-fifth interest in and to the following property, to-wit: One third of a lot and improvements, boun ded north by Medicis, south by Dietlein, east by Union street, west by Main street. One lot and improvements, bounded north by Grolee street, south by Pasquier, east by Ben Cuney, west by Hollander. Terms.--Cash. T. S. FONTENOT, may6 6t) Sheriff of St. Landry parish. ADMINISTRATION NOTICE. ESTATE OF MARGUERITE DAVID. No. 5301. 11TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, PARISH OF ST. LANDRT. Whereas, Hilaire J. Guillory, of the parish of St. Landry, has applied by his petition to b appointed administrator of the estate of Marguerite David, dec'd. INow, therefore. notice is hereby given to al parties interes ted to make opposition to said appointment, to file same in writing, in my office in Opel ousas, within ten days fro4g the date of this notice. C. M. THOMPSON, May 12-2t Clerk of Court. CHAMPION, SELF HEATI1 G Gas Flat Iron. No lore Fire on Ironing Day. Makes its own Gas. Absolutely Safe to Handle. Saves Money, Time, Labor, Fuel. Will last a Lifetime. Seeing is Believing. PEIICE_ $,5.00. Very shortly Mr. Arthur Gardiner of Sun set will shortly begin canvassing in this parish and give every one interested an op portunity of seeing one of the greatest mo ney saving inventions of the age. Any one desiring to buy parish rights In this State can apply to me by mail or in person at my office in Grand Coteau. E. V, BARRY, Agent, may 2s-3m Grand Coteau and Sunset, La. Notice. LAND OFFICE AT NEW ORLEANS. May 1, 1894. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his inten tion to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made be fore B. Bloomfield, U. S. Commissioner, at Opelousas, La., on Tuesday, June 12, 1894, viz: THEODORE DOGUET, who made homestead entry No. 10809, for the W% of SEW and E4, of SW} Sec 34 Tp 6 SR 2 West, La. Meridian. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultiva tion of, said land, viz: Anatole Bellon, Adam Young, F. X. Ben non, Jessy Young, Sr, all of St. Landry par ish, La. may l6t G. McD. BRUMBY, Register. FOR SERVICE. The best bred trotting stallion in Lou isiana, combining the blood of Hamble tonian 10, Geo. Wilkes, Nutwood, Bel mont, Electioneer, Onward, Strathmore, King Rene, Mambrino Chief, Maud S., Sunol, Direct, Directum, Palo Alto, Ax tell, Allerton and almost every turf ce lebrity. The stallion referred to is strictiy trotting bred, and a trotter; lim ited to a few ouside mares, at $15.00 cash. The above can be substantiated by the records. He combines six great brood mares in his pedigree. Who is the own er of a stallion who can say as much. Call at Sunset Stock farm, St. Landry parish, La. apl 28-4t NOTICE. The undersigned hereby give notice that they will at the ensuing session of the Legislature, introduce a bill for the purpose of having the State donate to the St. Landry High. School, the prop erty known as Franklin College. V K, IRION, 'litos. H. LEWIs, J: J. THoxPsoN. a21-80d. Trustees of Franklin College. FOR RENT. ONE HUNDRED ARPENTS OF Land, with buildings and improve ments, known as the "Franklin College Property." For particulars, apply to either of the undersigned. T. IH. LEWIS, Trustees J.J. THOMPSON, f10 tf V. K. IRION. For Sale. An improved plantation with stock and implements, three miles south of Opelousas, in Bellevue, containing 766 acres. Apply to DR. E. S. BARRY feb 17-3m Opelousas, Ila. TAKEN UP by the undersigned, at Cataro, four miles north of Washington, a red, sway back cow, about five years old, branded on left hip about thus: S, and left ear with two underbits, and right ear with one underbit. Owner will please call and prove property and pay costs; if not claimed within six weeks will kill her. a28-5t. T.R. CARROLL, SR. NOTICE~.-- will apply to the Legis lature at its next session for the re-im bursement of moneys paid to the State for Lots 1 and 2, Section i2 in Tp 1 8 R 8 E, patented to me Feb. 21,1894. GEORGE O. ELMS. Opelousas, April 25th, 1894. apl28-tf Notice to the Public. VILLE PLATTE, LA., April 10. 181. I take pleasure in notifying my ftrends and the public generally that I will give especial attention to all succession business entrust ed to my care and will promptly settleto the satisfaction of all parties any and ail such business. L.J. DOSMAINN. apl 14-3m Notary Public. SIMPLE IN COSTRUCTION LIGHT RUNNING AND DURABLE GIVES PERFECT SATISFACTION AI RR iAN S 0.E ll ACIIE - CO Pll.AIIl IPUA, PA. WHOLP.ALE BRANCH HMIAES CHICAGO. ILL -1to CINCINNATI OHO. - : Fon *AI£ BO L CEMETERY ORDINANCE. Be it ordained by the Town Council of the town of Opelousas: 1st. That whoever shall goon, or about, the Opelousas Protestant Cemetery, and interfere with its Sexton while engaged as such, in supervising, or, performing other duties of his office, or shall intrude upon, or, use insulting, obscene, or abusive language or epithets to any member or members of Z0s family, shall be considered guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof before the Mayor of the town, or before any Jus tice-of-the-Peace acting in his place, be fined in a sum not less than five dollars, or in default of paying said fine to be condemned to five days' imprisonment in the parish jail, or to work on the pub lic streets of Opelousas five days, as the Mayor or Justice-of-the-Peace may de termine. 2. Be it ordained, that climbing over the wire fence inclosing said cem etery is hereby denounced as a misde meanor, punishable by a like fine, im prisonment or labor as prescribed in section one of this series. 3. It shall also constitute a misdemea nor for any one to mischievously pluck flowers, etc, from around and about the graves and tombs of the dead, unless it be those who placed them there. Any person so offending shall be condemned to a fine of two dollars, or two days of imprisonment, or labor on the streets of Opelousas for two days. 4 Be it ordained, That whoever shall be found guilty by the Mayor of open ing'tombs, or in any manner disturbing or disfiguring a tomb, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon trial and conviction thereof shall be fined ten dollars, and in default of paying it, shall be imprisoned ten days, or con demned to work ten days on the streets of Opelousas. 5. Be it ordained, That driving over the graves of the cemetery, or outside the spaces designed and marked out for the passage of vehicles of any kind with in the cemetery, shall be deemed a mis demeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall pay a fine of five dollars. 6. Be it ordained, That every person desiring to bury his dead within the in closure of said cemetery, shall before doing so obtain a permit from the Presi dent of the Cemetery Board; and Be it further ordained, That in each and every case of the infraction of any one or more of tlij above and foregoing ordinances, condemned parties shall pay all costs of trial, and in defalt thereof, shall be condemned to work on the streets of Opelousas at the rate of one dollar per day, and fraction thereof. 8. Be it further ordained, That all fines paid to the Mayor imposed on persons and collected of them for the violation of any of the foregoing ordinances,shall go, and shall be placed by, the Mayor and Treasurer of the town, to the credit of the said cemetery fund. Be it further ordained, That it shall be the duty of the Mayor of the town of Opelousas, upon affidavit made before him charging any person or persons with the violation of any one or more of the foregoing ordinances, to cause such person or persons to be brought before him by the town constable, to be dealt with according to law. Thus done and passed at a regular meeting of the Town Council of the town of Opelousas, La., this 7th day of May A. D. 1894. C. J. THOMPSON, Prest. of Board of Police of Opelousas. WV. R. COCHRAN, Clerk. Attention ! Dog Owners. Take warning that after ten days from date of this notice I will kill all dogs found within the corporate limits of the town which do not bear the dog tax stamp. Parties desiring to secure stamps can procure same by applying to me. ARM1H2R DEJEAN, May 12-2t Town Constable. IN THE STUD! The Trotting Stallion, a LOUIS P., RACE RECORD. 2:291A. Sired by Chas. Calfery, trial 2:26, and sire of Robbie P. 2:18; Kate Caffery 2:25 and ten more in the 30 list. Dam Julia, dam of Louis P. 2:294; Wanamaker 2:29%); and Jennie Cobb 2:lu80, by Happy Medium, sire of Nan cy Hanks 2:04, and 84 more in the 30 list. Thus it will be seen that Louis P. is bred in the height of fashion, that his dam has pro duced three with records better than 30% and is half sister to the great Nancy Hanks and full sister to Maxey Cobb 2:13 who was for 5 years the champion stallion. Louis P. is as good as his breeding. He got his mark of 2:29xain the 5th heat of a race which he won on a poor half mile track. He started 13 times in 92, and got 11 first moneys and one second. Louis P. Is also the only horse in this parish who is standard under more than one rule. He Is by breeding and by performance, and he is the only horse ex cept Currency, who is out of a producing dam: Louis P. has shown himself a sire by siring Yred, P., yearling record 2:45, the champion race yearling of Nebraska, STORM CLOUD, is a dark brown horse, fall sixteen hands high, very showr, and has a race record of 2:1t. He is by Black Cloud (783) sire of Char mer 2:27, and out of Prectosa by Knicker bocker, sire of Onward 2:20, Stephen G. 2 20 and ten others in the 30 list. These horses will make the season of 1894 at the Tweedle place in Bellevue, four miles south of Opelousas, Louis P. at $25, Storm Cloud at $15. They will make one day of each week at Churchpoint, and one at Washington. For further particulars, ad dress, O. J. STOKES, apl7-tf Opelousas, La. NOTICE--Hunting and tresspassing on my home farm near Opelousas, strietly prohibited, under penalty of law. nu tf JO. M MOR.HINVEG. COTTAGES, Central loca.d and quiet neighborhood, for rent pa-PP uabtf 4 H.1iI A$Opelous u PUBLIC SALE. ESTATE OF WM. WALL. No. 5278, Probate Docket, District Court, St. Landry Parish, La. By virtue of an orderof the Heon. 11th judi cial district court, in and for the parish of St. Landry, there will be sold at public auc tlon, to the last and highest bidder, by the undersigned administratrix or any duly qualified auctioneer at the last residence of the deceased, in this parish, on THURSDAY, JUNE I2st, I894, the following described property, belonging to the above estate, to-wit: One hundred arpents of land situated in section 2, township 3, south range 1, also one bay mare, one bay horse, two cows and calves, 3 head of hogs, one old wagon, one jumper and harness, a lot of unthrashed rice, one plow, one harr w, 25 bushels of corn, and a lot of household and kitchen furniture, also a fourth interest in one cart and three yoke of oxen. Terms-Lash. SALLIE WALL, may 19 St Adminlstratrix. NOTICE OF TABLEAU. ESTATE OF AMAS LUQUETTE. No. 5081, Probate Docket, District Court, Parish of St. Landry, La. Whereas Ertemon Lafleur, administratorof of the above estate, has filed his final ta bleau of the said estate, accompanied by his petition praying for the homologation of same; and Whereas, the prayer of said petition has been granted by an order of court bearing date May 16th, 1894. Now, therefore, notice Is hereby given to all parties Interested to make opposition to said tableau to file same in writing within the tIme required by law why the said tableau should not be homologated and con firmed. C. M. THOMPSON. may 19-2t Clerk. Notice. LAND OFFICE AT NEW ORLEANB, May 9, lb94. Notice is hereby given that the following named Settler has filed notice of his inten tionto make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made be fore B. Bloomfield, U. 8. Commissioner, at Opelousas, on Saturday, June 30, 1694, viz: ARISTIDE O. GUILLORY, who made Homestead Entry No. 11264 for the W4 of SW4 S EI of SWIA and SWI of SE4A Sec 36 Tp 3 SR 1 W La MeridIan. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultiva tion of said land, viz: Jesse Reed, Gerome Soileau, Napoleon Johnson, and Joseph Clark, all of St. Landry parish, La. may 196t G. McD. BRUMBY. Register. PU RE 2. THE PHYSICIAN who prescribes foryou understands perfect ly well that he cannot be too careful. The more thoroughly he understands the art of healing the more thoroughly he appt'eciates the necessity for caution. It is almost su perfluous to say that the druggist to whom you take your prescriptIon, should exercise at least a corresponding degree of care. If he fals todo this, medical atteudance may be rendered valueless. You can have as much confidence in the prescriptions we fill for you, as you would if you were competent to fill them yourself and did it. Do you hap pen to want anything in the line of fancy goods, perfumery, etc.? we have it. SHUTE & DUSON. CRYSTAL LENSES TVADE MARS. Qaliy first ant Always. 'I iJm & DLisoN. DRUCCISTS, Have the exclusive sale of these Celebrated Glasses in Opelousas, La., from the factory of Kellam & Moore, the onlycompleteoptical plant In the South. a.N..tLs.Lf , cGa. aplTy Lueius G. Dupre, ATTORNEY - AT - LAW, Opelousas, - - La. Office with KENNETH BAILLIO, EsQ. Special attention given to collec tion of claims and investigat ing land titles. NOTARY PUBLIC. AUCTIONEER. NOTICE.-An act will be intro duced at the next session of the Legis lature to give the Judge of the 11th Ju. dicial District, comprising the parishes of St. Landry and Acadia, the right to fix the terms of his court in said parish. es as in his discretion may seem best; to provide for the drawing of grand and petit Juries in said District; to regulate the trial of cases therein, and the effect of judgments rendered in said District; and to repeal all laws on said subject matters now in force. KENNETH BAILLIO. To the Public I And Friends of St. Iandry Parish: I am agent for one of the best medicines on earth, backed with bankable paper. I was a living wreck for years and I am now sound and hearty from its use. Hundreds of persons are using this medicine and I am yet to find a person that is not entirely sat. Isled. The name of the medicine is 'BRoot Tea-Na." Anyone wishing the medicine can get it through me at Plaisance, La., or else to Felix Lastrapes. Opelounsas, La. Cir culars sent on application. Address EUG'ENE LACHAPELLE, apl 7-tf Plaisance, La. SDFOR SALE.--I have some desirable lands which I will sell cheap and on reasonable terms. Any one who has a little money and will work can get a farm and home. I am at home on Mondays gen erally. GEORGE O. ELMS. NOTICE I A BILL will be ntroducd at the cominj session of the Legislature for a new re.g istration for the parisah of St. Ladry. 25-st A Solid Democracy Needed. N. O. City Item. In January, 1877, a Democrat was installed as Governor of Louis iana-the first since the war. From that date to this ourState has been in control of the Democratic party, and the beneficent results of such government are being realized with every year. Once the Democratic party was a unit. It presented a solid front to the Republican enemy, and In that way alone was it able to achieve tn I enjoy its reward. I'i time, however, dissensions arose within the party. These be came intensified till there was a great revolution, and with it came great changes. Now all conflict is over, but there unfortunately remain embers in some bosoms, ready at any time to be fanned into flame. This is a most lamentable state of affairs, and all who love the State and the people of the State, must co-operate in efforts to banish this spirit from the minds of their fellow-citizens, and exhort them to be as in tLe days when they op posed the Radical hosts and van quished them-one people-indivis ible, and with one end in view. The issues of the last campaign are dead, and in their graves lot them lie. The present State ad ministration has been one for the people, not for a class, and those who have at all observed the course of Gov. Foster can qpt fail to have noted that he has ederted himself in every way to make the adminis tration as completely non-political as possible. Ile has shown this in the appointment of members of the State Board of Education, School Boards in this and other parishes, Board of Health-the most recent being Drs. Pickham and Patton, excellent appointments-financial boards, etc. This action of the Governor is deserving of high praise, and can not fail to be ap preciated. The Legislature will soon meet, and the Governor is now, no doubt, preparing his message to be suL~ mitted to it. It is to be hoped that that body will allow no factional feeling to interfere with enlighten ed action upon any recommenda tions he may make. All should work in the interest of the State. Not to do so would be to retard that progress and development which are essential to the greatness of Louisiana. (Seekers After Knowledge.) By tire S. A. K. Soeiety of the Grammar Grade and High School Classes of the Opelousas Public School. Editress, Miss Eva Griffith. VOL. I. APRIL 7,1894. NO. 6. RULE OF LIFE. "The bible is so strict and old fashion ed," said a young man to a gray haired friend who was advising him to study God's word if he would learn how to live. There are plenty of books written now-a-days that are moral enough in their teaching, and which do not bind one down as the Bible does." The old man turned to his desk and took out a couple of rulers, one of which was slightly biut. With each of these he ruled a line, and silently handed the ruled paper to his companion. "Well, said the lad-What do you mean?" "One line is not straight and true is it? When you mark out your path in life, don't use a crooked ruler." INDIANS. Indians were the aboriginal inhabi tants of America, and were so called by Columbus and the early navigators, from the supposed identity of America with India. When the first settlers came to this country, they found the Indian .quiet and peaceable; but the white men tres passed upon their rights too much their friendship was turned to hatred, and nothing was too bad for them to do. They attacked the "pale faces" as the Indians called the white people, when ever and wherever they could. Espe cially was this the case in the New England colonies. They would tear up or otherwise destroy, the newly planted corn, set fire to the log cabins, and send showers of arrows after those who tried to escape from the burning dwellings. Often the men of the settlements, re turning at night from a hunting expe dition, found their crops and buildings consumed by fire, and their wives and children either carried away into cap tivity, or cruelly murdered by the toma hawk, or Indian hatchet. But the In dians were not alone to blame. They did not always receive kindness from the hands of the white me n. Once they were virtuous and happy; their lakes were full of fish, their woods alive with deer and elk, their prairies covered with buffalo. There was always plenty in the hunters wigwam and he wanted for nothing. A GOOD PROOF. As the topic of our debate this even ing was vanity I think it would "be a propos" to relate a good joke on the contested question. It was at a ball and the subject of discussion was vani ty. A lady maintained that men were also somewhat given to vanity. "The men are ten times vainer than women" she remarked. "That is impossible" said several gentlemen. The subject changed and a few minutes later the lady remarked: the handsomest man in the room has a spot on his white vest? Whereupon, every gentleman glanced down with a frightened expression of countenance at his vest. "Good I" ex claimed the lady, "that settles the ques tion of male vanity." One of the High School girls wrote an essay on Rip Van Winkle, not long since, and in her description of Rip's guide, said that he wore a "louse" jacket. Now various have been the conjectures as to exactly what kind of a jacket that was. Mrs. Hoffman, a brilliant Temperance lecturer of Kansas City, Mo., delivered a beautiful and instructive address at the court house, on last Friday and Sat urday nights. The meeting was well attended, and the audience very atten tive. Mr. Henry Irion. aonmpanied by Prof. Jack, visited Eola Friday last. Miss Birdie Harmanson, teacher of the Intermediate Department, departed on Friday last for Huntington, Penn., to take a normal course. Her position will be filled by Miss Lou Mudd.