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St, Landry Clarion Co., Lim., Props.
II. BIODEYLLLER, Publisher.l
lubslriptlon: 81 Per Year.
Entered at the Post-Office at Opelousas, La., as
second class matter.
A good meal, with Ice-Cream for
dlessert, for 25c, at Mrs. Perrault's.
The official proceedings of the Police
Jury will be found in this paper.
A second hand Piano (Liepsig)
for sale cheap; apply to M. Vila
seca. may 12tf
The Police Jury has ordered an elec
tion on the question of prohibition for
St. Landry, to take place in July. See
the proceedings.
Dr. Irion's office hours are from
10 a. m., to 1 p. m., and from 3 to 6
p. m. On Saturdays, from 8 a. m.
to 6 p. m. 4-26-tf.
Shute & Duson have a bunch of keys
in their xpossession which the owner can
have by calling for them and proving
Apply to C. Auzenne & Bro., best
and cheapest Whitewashers and
Painters, corner Main and Estorge
Ii. E. Werrell is home again, and is
back at his old post in E. A. Bodemul
ler's barber shop, where he will, as for
merly, attend to the tonsorial require
ments of his former friends.
I)r. Duson, Specialist; eye, ear,
nose and throat. Hours from 10 to
12 a. m. Office with Dr. I. E.
Shute, Opelousas, La. 17y
It seems we were misinformed in re.
gard to DMr. Skipper's horse running
away, which we mentioned last week.
DMr. S. tells us that the horse is a very
gentle one and did not run away; but
was frightened by a portion of the har
ness breaking.
Dr. D. 1f. Savant, whose case was fixed
fcr trial Pn February, and who forreited
his bond by not appearing, was last
week apprehended in Cameron parish
by deputy-sheriff Williams and lodged
in jail here on Sunday evening. Judge
Perrault has granted him bail in the sum
of $.500; but up to going to press he had
failed to furnish it.
FoR RENT.T-The residence re
cently occupied by Clinton B. An
drus, on Landry street. Apply to
30-3t. Washington, La.
The Opelousas Ice and Bottling Works
has secured the.agency for the celebrat
ed Anheuser-Busch Brewing Associa
tion of St. Louis, who manufacture the
popular "Budweiser" bottle beer, and
have just completed a mammoth ice box
for cold storage of this firm's produc
ctions, a full supply of which they will
always have on hand, and are now pre
pared to fill all orders, which will have
prompt attention.
B. F. Perley, the veteran gin
wright, of Alexandria, will be in
St. Landry in June, and will do all
work in his line in a firstclasi
manner. If your gin needs flxlng
consult him at once. myl2tf
Isaiah Howard, a colored laborer, was
shot and killed by II. F. Lowery, the
overseer cf the plantation on which he
was working near Morrow, on Fri
day of last week. Lowery surrendered
to the sheriff on Monday, and was re
leased on $2000 bail, by the judge. 1He
claims to have acted in self-defense, and
from what we heard, was extremely for
tunate in not having been killed him
self, Howard having snapped his pistol
at him twice before he succeeded in
drawing his weapon.
The Governor's message to the Legis
lature is a very able document, and is
destined to rank among the best produc
tions of its kind. We very much regret
our inability to publish the same in full
in order that our readers might form
their own conclusions as to the merits
after reading. To those who are so for
tunate as to secure a copy, we commend
its entire perusal; and for the benefit of
those not receiving it, we will from time
to time publish extracts which will give
to our readers a correct idea of the bene
fits secured them by the present admin.
istration, and outlining the policy to be
pursued in the future.
Morgan Lodge No. 317, Brotherhood of
Railway Trainmen of Lafayette, have
favored us with a complimentary ticket
for their excursion from Washington
to Thibodaux on Sunday, the 27th inst,
for which they have our thanks.
The ride will be a pleasant one, the
train leaving Washington at 6:15 a. m.
and this place at 6:30 a. m., arriving at
Thibodaux at 11:30. Returning, train
leaves at 6:30 p. m. No intoxicating liq.
uors will be sold on train-a feature alone
which ought to commend this excursion
-ample cars will be provided to prevent
crowding, and the railroad boys, who
never do anything by halves, will see
that the ladies and children especially,
are made comfortable. The fare for the
round trip is only $2.00.
One of the saddest events which has
devolved upon us to chronicle, is the un
timely death of Joseph Marshal Ledoux,
the eldest son of Mr. Valsin Ledoux, on
last Monday evening. It was about 2:30
o'clock when it began to threaten rains
and young Ledoux, mounting his horse,
started to go to the pasture, about four
acres from the residence, going through
the lane leading thereto, with the inten
tion of driving up the cattle before the
rain set in. A blinding flash of light
ning, followed by a heavy peal of thun
der, and the young man and his horse
were both stricken to the ground, life
less. So violent was the stroke that his
bat was torn into shreds and an oak tree
about four acres distant was also struck
by it and demolished.
Young Lcdoux was 20 years old and
had returned home from Evergreen ('ol
lege, on Friday evening, and this fact,
coupled with his youth and the promis
ing future before him, render his death
peculiarly sad. A large concourse of
sorrowing friends and relatives followed
the remains to the Catholie cemetery on
Tuesdl y evening, The CL.AzoN ex
ten, Its deepest sympathy, to the be
tjpved family.
r '
place of Senator Gibson in the Senate of
the United States, as also his selection
by the Democratic caucus to be his own
successor for the unexpired term ending
in 1895, is not only a compliment to the
man himself, but is likewise an endorse
ment of the policy pursued by the pres
ent State administration. The people
have, as it were, certified their approval
of the course pursued by the present
Executive, and have signified their wil
lingness to conitinue him in power. We
feel assured they will never have cause
to regret such action on their part. This
administration deserves their support,
not only because of its endeavors to re
deem the pledges it promised to inaugu
rate, but because of their fulfillment in
several instances, and the constant en
deavor to bring out the desired change
in every branch of the government. We
feel that Senator Caffery has already
established his usefulness to the people,
and they realize that in honoring him
they honor themselves.
The selection by the Democratic fill theau
placus of the Senate and House of Hon. N.
C. Blanchard to fill the unexpired term
ofmJudge E. D. White, is a still more em
phatic approval by the legislature of
Gov. Foster's administration. Senator
Caffery had no serious opposition, but
Mr. Blanchard had arrayed against him
all the elements in the-State opposed to
the administration, but they proved to
be so weak as to break down and retire
from the field before the contest camwi
The selection of Mr. Blanchard to fill
so responsible a position is equally to be
commended as thSenat of Senator Caffs alrery.
We say to the Lelegislature: well done!
We say to the Legislature: well done!I
BrIef Sketches of St. Landry's
Three Graduates at the Tu
lane Law School.
Monday's Times-Democrat contained
sketches of all the graduating students
of the Law Department of Tulane Uni.
versity, among which we find the fol.
Henry Garland Dupre was born in
Opelousas in 1873. His ancestors foi
generations, the Bullards, Garlands and
Dupres, have been lawyers. Young
Dupre attended the pubhec schools of
his native town until his fifteenth year
when he entered Tulane College, and
after taking the prescribed course lead
ing to the degree of A. B, was graduated
with high honors. During his stay al
college he was president of the Glendy.
Burke Literary Society, and was one of
the founders of "The Tulane Collegian;"
he is the possessor of three gold medals,
trophies of his victories in the field of
essay and of debate. Mr. Dupre hes
followed the lectures of the law depart
ment for two years, studying in the of
fice of ex-Attorney General Walter Rog
ers. In October last Collector Carter
appointed him to a position in the sugar
bureau, which he is at present occupy
ing. He is a son of Laurent Dupre, a
prominent member of the Opelousas
bar, and is a member of the Alpha Tau
Omega Fraternity.
Kossuth V. Richard was born in
Grand Coteau, La, in 1867. He received
an education from the Jesuits' College
of that place, graduating with high
honors in 1887. In 1890 Mr. Richard was
granted a commission as notary public
by Gov. Nicholls, and has performed the
duties of that office up to the month of
November, 1893. In 1893 he was elected
to the office of mayor of hispative town,
which position he filled with credit un
til he was compelled to resign his office
for the purpose of attending the lectures
of the Tulane law department, which he
entered in November, 1893.
Eraste Vidrine was born in the parish
of St. Landry in 1873. In 1887 he entered
the Jesuits' College of this city, and
graduated with first honors In 1892, re
ceiving the degree of A. B, and, having
subsequently followed the post-gradu
ate course, he applied for the degree of
A. M. which was conferred upon him.
Mr. Vidrine has for some time held the
position of clerk In the office of the
Southern Pacific Railroad Company. In
December, 1892, he began reading law in
the office of Mr. James McConnell, and
in the same year entered the Tulane
Law School, taking the- usual two
courses of leeturesa
Among the many suggestions made
by Gov. Foster in his message none are to
be more commended than his recommen
dation that the right of electing pollee
jurors be restored to the people, where
it belongs. It is the only instance that
we can recallt at least since the war, of
a Governor of this State proposing to re
linquish a great power, the source of al
most unlimited patronage, and give it
back to the people. It shows the unsel
fish character ~gd true patriotism of the
man now at the hea4 of offairs in Louis
Judge H. D. McBride, of Church
Point, was in town Thursday.
Ernest and Dr. Savoy, of near Church
Point, were in town last Saturday.
Loyd Gillard, of Rayne, is visiting re
latives in town.
Hon. G. L. Dupre visited Crowley on
professional business this week.
Azelien Fruge, of Mamou, was in to
see us on Wednesday.
Willis M. Rozas, of Chataignier, was
in town this week as a juror.
Miss Sadie Neblett, of Breaux Bridge,
is visiting friends in Opelousas.
Mr. Phil. Jacobs and daughter, Bella,
visited Opelousas on Thursday.
The O. S. C. will give a progressive eu
chre party to-night.
Preparations are being made by the O.
S. C. for a grand children ball, and also
a German, in the near future.
Miss Dee White returned on Tuesday
evening from a short sojourn with re
latives in New Iberia.
Mrs. Francis Blanke, of New Orleans,
arrived here Wednesday on a visit to
the family of Mr. F. Delarue.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Besse, of Rayne,
visited Opelousas last week, the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Crouchet.
Laurent Lacombe returned Monday
from an extended trip to the Crescent
Henry Kahn, of Kahn & Levy,of New
Orleans, spent a few days in town this
The O. S. C. gave a delightful dance
on last Thursday night, complimentary
to Miss Viola Gauche of New Orleans.
Paul Blanchard, of Arnaudville, La.,
was here on business regarding his
patent road scraper, on Monday.
Judge Robert Tate, of Mamou, was a
pleasant caller at our office on Wednes
Messrs. H. H. Deshotels, and Marius
Roberi, of Deshotels, were welcome
callers at our office on Wednesday.
Capt. Sam. Haas, of Bayou Chicot, was
in town during the week, doing "jury
Miss Evelyn Carnell, of Lecompte, is
visiting with the family of Thos. H.
Lewis, Esq.
Willie Parrott, of Lafayette, a former
Opelousas lad, was visiting among
friends here on Sunday.
Genial Ned Clements, of Oberlin, was
in town on Sunday circulating among
W. W. Duson, of Crowley, was in town
on Sunday, in company with a Mr.
Hogan, of the Rice Trust.
Messrs. Charlton Havard and H. H.
Burleigh, of the Big Cane neighbor
hood were in town on Monday.
Constable Bordelon, of Ville Platte
prairie1 dropped in to us on Tuesday
evening, accompanied by Mr. J. Bte.
Janis, of the same neighborhood.
The O. S. C. gave another of their de
lightful hops on Saturday evening. A
geod number of the young folks at
Gen. Gee. O. Watts, of Alexandria,
spent Monday in town, the guest of his
son-in-law, District Attorney Dubuis
Hon. E. H. McGee, the worthy pres
ident of the Police Jury, was a pleasant
caller at the CLARION sanctum on Mon
Rev. J. M. Beard, presiding elder of
this (Opelousas) district, and wife are
here, the guests of Rev. E. T. Denson
and family.
We received a pleasant call on Wed
nesday morning, from Rev. C. R. Mont
gomery, so well-known here as the
"cow-boy" preacher. He is now station
ed at Morgan City.
James M. Dowling, of New Orleans,
formerly assistant Cashier of the New
Orleans Mint, was a pleasant caller at
our sanctum on Monday. Mr. D. was
here on business connected with the
Anderson estate.
Mrs. Thos. H. Lewis returned home
from Alexandria on Thursday last, after
a visit of several weeks with the family
of Mrs. J, G, White, accompanied by
Mrs. White who will spend sometime
The family of Dr. W. M. Reese arrived
here from Texas on Wednesday, and the
doctor has gone to housekeeping in the
commodious residence on Grolee street,
lately occupied by Judge Pavy.
Misses Lillie Harris, Mary Littell, Ida
Veazie, Viola Gauche, Aline Delarue,
Alice Dietlein, Mrs. J. T. Skipper and
Mrs. Frances Blanke, accompanied by
Capt. J. J. Thompson and Mr. Eraste
Durio, visited the Sacred HeartConvent
at Grand Cotea on Thursday.
The following persons enjoyed a de
lightful soiree, given by Misses Malou
and Marie Lastrapes at the residence of
their parents, in Plaisance on Wednes
day night; Misses Viola Gauche, Eva
Dejean, Doucio Ai4drus, Lelle Dupre,
Aline Delarue, Linda Hebert, Josie
Williams, Annie Gordon, Mrs. J. P.
Saizan, Mrs. S. J. Wilson and Messrs. C.
A. Hoy, Thomas H. Lewis, Jr, Allen
Delarue, J. J. Perrodin, J. W. Lewis,
Chas. Boagni, Stuart Sandoz, Leon Du
pre and S. J. Wilson.
The following parties from town en
joyed a pleasant outing at Durio's Lake,
on Sunday. Fishing, games, etc, were
indulged in and a most delightful time
wai had. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bloch,
Mrs. F. G. Marks, Mrs. Helen Goode,
Misses Julie and Lucille Bloch, Ester
and Marie Marks, and Messrs. J. L.
Cain, J. Byron Meginley, S. L. Hebrard,
Jonas Jacobs, Joseph Pirnberg, Edgar
Bloch, Henry Kahn, and Alphonse Levy.
The party was royally entertained by
Messrs. Eraste and Diomel Durio and
families, ably assisted by Mrs. H. P.
Comeau and Misses Mary Jcavergne and
Vidalia Comeau.
A delightful Euchre party was given
at the hospitable residence of Mr. and
Mrs. C. Dietlein, on Tuesday night, by
their charming daughter Miss Alice.
Those present were 4isses Viola
Gauche, Aline Delarue, Mary Littell,
Eva Dejean, Blanche Lacombe, Ida
Veazie, Ada Sandoz, Doucie Andrus,
and Mrs. J, T. Skipper, and Messrs. C.
A. Hoy, Andrew Moresi, Stuart Sandoz,
J. J. Perrodin, Ollie B. Thompson, Allen
Delarue, H. Pavy, H. Saint, Frank
Stokes and J. T. Skipper. The first
prizes were awarded to Miss Ida Veazie
and Mr. J. J. Perrodin, while Miss Eva
Dejean and H. Pavy carried off the..
"booby" prise. The party was delight
fully entertained in Miss Alice's usual
happy style and greatly enjoyed by the
Master Henry Dominique celebrated
his nineteenth anniversary on Sunday
night, by giving an enjoyale party to
his numerous friends. .g and
various games constituted t'e program
of entertainment, and refreshments
were abundantly served. The follow
ing parties were present: Misses Lena
and Nettie Bodemuller, Mary, Rosa and
Nina Lavergne, Bertha and Pauline
Mizzi, Mary and Blanche Dominique,
Isaure Durio, Euchariste Speyrer Rita
Coreil, Clara Gosselin, Evia rjlith,
Euchariste Richard l Hermina and Anna
Deville, Alice Perry, 114|e I ar.a.e,
Ida Fisher; Mesdames, E. A, ezig
ler, H. D. Larcade, L. A. Dominique and
M. Lavergne; Messrs. Alva and Jules
Hargroder, Octave Durio, Ludovic Fon
tenot, Theo. Gelvin, Frank Mornhin
veg, Ioyd Gillrd, Henry Werrell, Jas.
O. Ray, al.Lavergne, Arthur Gosselin,
Henry Pom..lqcn, r, A. Bodemuller
and L, A. Domilsqqe,
Mr. and Mr , Linden E, Bentley,
the talented editor and editrese of
the Donaldsonvillo Chief, recently
celebrated their china wedding, by
laying the corner stone of a con
templated new residence and en
tertaining their numerous friends,
fany tokens of esteem were re
ceived by them in the shape of va.
rious presents, which would have
made many a newly-married eou
pile envious. We congratulate our
The following is a synopsis of the
business transacted by the court
since our last report, up to Tues
Friday, May 11.
Estate of Onezime B. Fontenot; de
fault confirmed.
R. L. Harvey vs. D.Meche; submitted.
State vs. Neville Prejean; continued
to Dec. 10, 1894.
State vs. Duval Cooke; pleads guilty.
State vs. Frank Scott; guilty as charg
Saturday, May 12.
State vs. Griffin Nash; guilty.
State vs. Francois Guillory; not guilty.
State vs. Grandson Burnett; pleads
State vs. Robert Fontenot; guilty as
Monday, May 14.
Estate of Jean Baptiste Lafleur; de
fault confirmed.
Estate of Mary T. Anderson; answer
to rule filed.
State vs. Robert Fontenot; motion in
arrest filed.
Jean Marie Lalanne vs. E. L. Morris;
Smith & Boullemet vs. Laurent J.
Dossman; default.
Mrs. Denis Stetly vs. Dupreville
Meche; default.
Estate of Hebrard Lafleur; default
Mrs. Mathilde Lafleur vs.Arnold Veil
Ion; motion to suspend filed and service
thereof ordered made.
The following cases, for violation of
the Sunday Law were fixed:
May 21-1ouis Lastrapes, Onezime Car
riere, Jos. Lamb, Auguste Crouchet, F.
H. Eddy, Marx Firnberg, Chas. Peffer
korn, Austin Lacombe, Robt. Chachere.
May 22--Julius James, Dave Conklan,
Pat. Screen, Julien Claude, Edgar Bon
dreau, Jake Ekhardt, Willie Trlay, Wm.
May 28.--J. Bte. Chevis, J. L. Goud
chaux, N. C. Devilliers, Agricole Olivier,
Albert Boudreau, Edgar Meche, Joseph
Speyrer, V. H. Sibille, S. L. Havard Leo
pold Goudchaux, Leopold Mann, Henry
Schrewe, E. V. Barry, Jules Petetin,
Charlie Riichard.
State vs. Budd Hawkins; pleads guilty.
The following jurors were excused
for cause: EIei Young, Evariste Thibo
State vs. Howard Washington; pleads
not guilty; prays for trial by jury; bond
fixed at $50.
Mrs. Mary Quirk vs. Thomas Quirk;
case submitted on evidence in record,
and briefs to be filed.
State vs. Charles Eagland; informa
tion filed; nolle prosequi.
State vs. Israel Tucher; pleads guilty.
State vs. Antoine Celestin; pleads not
guilty; prays for trial by jury.
State vs. Lee Taylor; motion for con
tinuance allowed; case fixed for Dec. 10.
State vs. Wm. Sevain et als.; guilty.
State vs. Louis Campbell; pleads guil
State vs. Dan Gilbert; pleads guilty.
State vs. Jerome Rougeau; case aban
doned by the State; not guilty.
Transfers of Real Estate.
From May 10th to 17th, inclu
Estate of Felontse A, Fontenot to Bar
thelemy Lafleur et als; acceptance of
her estate,
Zelia Hamel to 0, Lafleur; 80 acres in
Ville Platte: $700 cash.
J. E. Quebedeau to J. Quebedean; 1 lot
in Arnaudville; $300 cash.
A. A. Quebedeau to J. E. Quebedeau; 60
acres in Prairie Laurent; $500 cash.
J. E. Quebedeau to A. A. Quebedeau; 60
acres in Prairie Laurent; $500.
O. B. Fontenot to Z. B. Fontenot; 84
acres in Ville Platte; $1(024, credit.
C. V. Richard to Sarah Lumpkins; five
acres near Opelousas; $50 cash.
M. Vilaseca to Mrs, V. Bourdin; lot in
Opelousas; $486 cash.
A. Fontenot, Jr, to Z. A. Ardoin; 50 ar
pents in Point Grand Louis; $100, credit.
J. C. Sittig to S. Guidry; 40 acres in Fa
quetaique; $300 cash.
Act of partition of movables and im
movables between heirs of Estate of
A. P. S. Fodtenot.
O. Vidrine to A. Lafleur; 76 arpents in
Ville Platte; pl200, credit.
Act of partitiqon between the widow and
Heirs of ID, Guilhas and F, Quebe4eau.
J. T. Stewart to C, A. Hey and A, Mor
esi; 1 lot in Garland's addition to Op
elousas; $516 credit.
---..40. .
Marriage I|censes.
From May 10th to 17th, inclusive.
Thomas J. Coats to Clinton Whitting
James Merrino to Cornelia Thomas.
Alex Pommier to Marie Veillian, wid,
Marcel Fontenot.
Bayou Current,
May 14, 1894.
Everything is moving along quietly
and peacefully in oiur ieighborleyod, the
sick ones are about well again, and we
hope that perfect health will be ours for
some time.
We had a copious rainfall Sunday af
t ernoon, which will benefit the growing
crops and gardens.
Miss Allie Johnson has returned to
her home in l ecompte, Her stay was
short, but much enjoyed by her many
Mr. Newton Richard, clerk at A. A,
Richard's store, left for New Orleans per
Steamer Trudeau, where .he will make
selections of dry goods and notions for
his summer stock. The young ladies all
hope he will display good taste in sel
ecting his goods.
Two of the young ladies from the
Woodside vicinity, Misses Joyce and
Lena Callaha., were visiting in our
midst this week, the guests at Mrs. H,
N. Oden's.
Little Carrie L. Leigh, of .iinpoCrt, re
turned this week. She is a imusc pupil
of Mrs. Dodea, and plays very sweetly
on the piano.
There was ;o service at the Presby
terian church Sunday but our Sabbath
School was largely atiteded, and Bible
class lesson was very interesting. We
are soon to hay services two Sundays
in the mont~ w ioli will lie a pleasure
we have not tsyed fir a long time.
Not-..ig marp' ll we- .ome again.
Adieu. " • J A.
"ELBA, LA., May 16,1894.
This place was visited last Sunday by
a very hard wind rain and hail storm,
doing some damage to the crops. Al
though the rain was a W~sPp yvisitor.
Mr. N. .fi.clbaid, of ayox" Jgrrent,
left last Sunday fbr Zew rleans, where
he will renain for a few days.
Mr. Wal.tr , js r clrk tt .G.
Richard',left tlsl4 Jo}}.y f r11'you
Current, where lie will r..si during
Mr. N. M. Richard's abienceto the Cres
cent City.
The matrimonial bee is now buzzing
in the ears of our friends of this place.
We were glad to meet our friends,
Messrs. J. M. Ha es and H. H. Thoms,
of Melyile,ou ryipg last Sunday ev
elg, pe4 ag inoys. ('ours,
Governor Foster's approachable
ness has won thousands of friends
for him outside of politics. Those
who have had occasion to meet him
in Baton Rouge can testify to the
age with which an audience with
can be obthined, This has npt al
ways been the pase with exeputlves.
There was such a divinity that did
hedge some of them ii times gone
by that one wondered whether one
lived in a State governed by Dem.
oeracy or where royalty held away,
Those who have visited Gov, Fos
ter would add that in his private
seeretary, Mr. W. W. Vance, they
have always found a most amiable
and accomplished gentleman-N.
O. City Item.
List of Letters.
Remaining in the Post Office at Opel
lousas, La., for the week ending May 18
1894, which, if not called for within 15
days, will be sent to the Dead Letter
Office, Washington, D. C.:
Mr. George Barker, Seth. Coopper,
Miss Cornelions Cunnigan, Miss May
A. Dupre, Mr. N. Davis, Emma Jones,
Warren C. Morrell, Emly Nelson, Rake
straw Rashiel, Mr. George Teary, Mrs.
Mary Williams.
In callin? for above please say "adver
Poelce Jury Proceedings.
OPELOUSAS, LA., May 14, 1894.
The Police Jury met at 12 in., pur
suant to adjournment, present: Mr. E.
H. McGee, president; Messrs. Dupre,
Fontenot, Courtney, Guidry, Clopton,
Lafleur, Buller, Evans and Quebedean.
On motion of Mr. Lafleur, the Police
Jury adjourned until 3 p. m.
The Police Jury met at 3 p. m., pres
ent: Mr. E. 1t. McGee, president;
Messrs. Dupre, Fontenot, Courtney,
Guidry,Clopton, Buller, Evans, Lafleur
and Quebedeau.
Mr. Fontenot in the chair.
Messrs. Dalicourt Duplechain, Cy
prien Fruge, Ulger Manuel and Ernest
Langley, a majority of a committee ap
pointed to lay out a public road from
bride on Bayou Nez Pique, to bridge
on Coulee Ause-aux-Vachos, appeared
in person and asked that the report
tabled at last meeting to that effect, be
taken from the table.
On motion of Mr. McGee, the said re
port was taken from the table.
On motion of Mr. Quebedeau, the
claim of Mr. Ovil Bailbreau, for $55.00,
being erroneously entered on funds of
1893 instead of 1894, the clerk is hereby
authorized to change same to 1. 1, as
agreed between Mr. liallbreau and Mr.
J. B. Bergeron, deceased.
On motion of Mr. McGee, the report
of the committee appointed to lay out
public road in Aanse-aux-Vaches and
vicinity, was received, said road to run
as follows: Starting from Bridge on
Bayou Nez-Pique, following old road
east on land of Ernest Fruge a distance
of four arponts, thence east on same
land a distance of about six arpents
striking line between Ernest Fruge and
Ernest Langley, thence on the line
through the property of E. S. Clements
on a straight line striking line between
section 16 and 21 in township 6.
And furthermore that Mr. Ernest
Fruge be paid $40.00 damages done him
by cutting his land by said road.
On motion of Mr. 1McGee, the above
report was received, committee dis
charged, and Mr. Ernest Fruge ordered
credited with $40.00 out of internal im
provement fund of 8th ward for 1894.
Mr. McGee in the chair.
On motion of Mr. Fontenot, the re'
port of the committee appointed to sell
contract to build bridge over Lazaro's
gully, near Attales Lavergne, was re
ceived, committee discharged, and Mr.
Louis R. Lafleur credited with the sum
of $50.00-3 out of each 5th and 7th
wards, of internal improvement funds
of 1894.
On motion of Dr. Clopton, Messrs. P.
Reynolds, H. Bernard, A. R. I4amoran
dier, J. C, Stafford, J. H. Walker, and
G. T. Hawkins were appointed a com
mittee to lay out a public road from
Bayou Waxia to Courtableau, and as
sess damages if any and report to this
body at its next regular meeting.
On motion of Mr. Guidry, the report
of the committee appointed to sell con
tract to build bridge over Bayou Ca
rencro, near Ovide Guidry, was received.
committee discharged an.l Onezime
Breaux credited with the sum of $90.00
out of internal improvement funds, 2nd
ward, for 1894.
On motion of Mr. Courtney, the sum
of $45.00, or as much thereof as may be
necessary, was appropriated out of in
ternal improvement funds, 6th ward,
for 1894, to build a bridge over Bayou
Marsh, contract to be let to thi lowest
bidder and work to be done under the
supervision of a committee composed of
Ben Henry, Olivier Guillory, Olivier F.
Fontenot and John H. Cole.
On motio. of Mr. Dupre, the sum of
$125.Q0 was appropriated out of internal
improvement.it 4ds, % each 1st and 3d
wards, to floor a.t repair Moulle bridge
over l ayou Tehoe, contract to be sold to
the lowest bidder and the work done
under the supervision of a committee
composed of C. Moulle, Alex, Moore
and Niace Carriero.
On motion of Mr. Buller the report of
the committee appointed to sell con
tract to build bridge over Mr. Hick's
gully, was received, committee dis
charged and Mr. Austin Forest credited
with the sum of $99.00 out of internal
improvement funds of 7th ward, for
On motion of Mr. Guidry, Messrs.
Felix Miller, Alfred Guilbeau, Joseph
H. Meche, Placide Stelly, Francois
Savoy, Joseph Mo9uton and Louis Lan
dry were apsbPinte a committee to lay
out a public road starting from Bayou
Carencro, running north intersecting
public road.
un monon or Mr. tfueneceau, the peti
tion of citizens of the Parish of St.
Landry and St. Martin, praying for a
public road on the line dividing said
parishes, was received, and said road de
clared a public road, provided no ex
pense be incurred to the parish.
On motion of Mr. Courtney, Messrs.
Louis Sylvester, Evariste Fontenot,
Elmus Campbell, John O'Quinn, Austin
Campbell and Marius Fontenot were
appointed commissioners for the sale of
unbranded stock.
On motion of Mr. Buller, the petition
of citizens of Mammouth praying for
the rejection of Wm. Fisher's petition
for a change of road was received and
laid on the table until next meeting.
On motion of Mr. Dupre, Messrs. F. D.
Pitre, eft Rider and Jules Pitre were
appointed commissioners for the sale of
unbranded stock.
On motion of Mr. Buller, Messrs. Oli
vier Guillory, J. J. Landreneau, Sufroi
Manuel, Theogene Reed, L. J. Dossmann
and Demetrus Fontenot were appointed
commissioners for the sale of unbrand
ed stock.
Mr. Clqpton in the chair.
On motion of Mr. Dupre, the janitor's
salary was increased to $20.00 per month.
Mr. McGee in the chair,
On motion qf M}, Guidry, Armand
Stelly was appointed road overseer in
stead of Adolph Bourque, resigned.
On motion of Mr. Fontenot, the Police
Jury adjourned till to-morrow at 10 a.m.
May 15, 1894.
The Police Jury met at 10 a. m, pres
ent: Mr. E. H. McGee president;
Messrs. Dupre, Courtney, Guidry, Clop
ton, Laleur, Buller, Evans and Queb
On motion of Dr. Cloptbn, the instruc
tion given the clerk at the last meeting
in regard to issuing a warrant to Mr. J.
O. LeBlanc, was witdrwn.
On moti6n 'of Mr. 14afleur, be it re
solved, that from and after this meeting
the Clerk shall not draw any warrant,
or the president sign the same for ap
proved claims of any kind till the same
have been published with the minutes
of this body.
On motion of Mr. Lafleur, resolved
that all costs oc corqier's inquests shall
herewith be anbhi tted and approved by
the Police Jury lp Qother claims, be
fore they are paid.
Resolved further, That all resolu
tions now in existence on this subject
.uatter and in conflict herewith be and
they are hereby rescinded.
On motion of Mr. Evans, the petition
of citizens living northwest of Opelon
sas prayizg for e reed oommenlclng at
the To rgaiid prgmlaf " q the Ille
Platte, p.1at.cie ani Opelousas road,
then between lands of Messrs. . J. Bloeh
and Sandoz to the Opelousas and Wash
ington road, be received, and the follow
ing commnittee appinte to view out
ald roa4 rd ppt at our next regular
meeting; W, T. Iendersop, (, Dejean,
Victor Jastrapes, JT, i, Sapdog and Jos.
On motion of Mr, Tafler, Ton Reeves,
Henry Graft and J. RHnkaby were .np
pointed a committee to aseetn tUie
probable eost of building two bridges
on gully in front of Thomas Reeves and
one on front of J. Huckaby, and to re
pair the Garland bridge across Bayou
Mr. Guidry in the chaitr
On motion of Mr. Evans, resolved,
that an election he held on the 8d Tues
day of July 1894, to take the sense of the
legally qualified voters of the Parish of
St. Landry as to whether license should
be granted or withheld from drinking
houses and shops throughout the limits
of St. Landry parish or not.
Resolved, further, That said election
be held in every particular under and
in accordange with the provisions of the
general election laws of the State.
Resolved, further, That the ballots of
those electors who are in favor of grant
ing licenses to drinking houses and
shops be printed as follows, to-wit:
"For licensing the sale of intoxicating
liquors throughout the limits of the par
ish of St.Landry," and the ballots of those
electors who are opposed to such grant
ing of licenses to drinkingthouses and
shops shall be printed as follows:
"Against licensing the sale of intoxicat
ing liquors throughout the limits of the
Parish of St. Landry."
On motion of Mr. McGee, the sum of
fifteen dollars was appropriated out of
internal improvement funds of 1894, 8th
ward, to repair Johnny Fruge's bridge,
and Olibe Manuel, Paul Fruge and Don
Louis Fontenot appointed a committee
to let out contract and receive the
On motion of Mr. McGee, the report
of the committee appointed to lay out a
public road starting from n. w. corner
of Philemon Brasseur's, running west
between H. D. McBride and Gustave
Biagas, C. A. Perrodin and Wm. Tar
bell, Jos. Perrodin and Wm. Dejean and
Wm. Tarbell, was received, committee
discharged uind road declared a public
road, providing it be free of cost to the
On motion of Mr. McGee, Winm. Tarbell
was appointed road overseer from De
jean's store to Philemon Brasseur's.
On motion of Mr. McGee, the petition
of Felicien Ledoux praying fora change
of road in Faquetaique, instead of run
ning on his land to run on his south line,
between him and Onezippe Ledoux,
thence on his west line and Mrs. Pierre
Savoi, overtaking the old road, was re
ceived and change granted as prayed for,
free of cost to the parish.
Mr. McGee in the chair,
On motion of Mr. Evans, the police
jury adjourned till 2 p. m.
The police jury met at 2 p. m. Pres
ent: E. H. McGee, president; Messrs.
Courtney, Guidry, Clopton, Buller, Ev
ans and Quebedeau.
On motion of Mr. Buller, the sum of
$40 was appropriated out of internal im
provement funds, 7th ward, for 1894, to
build bridge on Coule de Snelle on road
from Chataignier and Anse-au-Pailles to
Frilot's bridge, and Messrs. E. T. Lafleur,
A. O. Prud'homme and Gustave B. Fon
tenot appointed a committee to sell con
tract to build said bridge.
On motion of Mr. Buller, Donomus B.
Fontenot was appointed road overseer
from Frilot's bridge to Ernest Debail
ion's place instead of Alcidus J. Fon
On motion of Dr. Clopton, the follow
ing report was received and ordered
spread upon the minutes;
To the Hon. President and Members of the
Police Jury of St. Landry Parish, La.
Gentlemen :-We the undersigned, Leonce
E. Littell, Parish Surveyor of St. Landry
Parish, La., and 0, P. Oouvillon, Parish
Surveyor of Avoyelles Parish, La. in com
pliance to a resolution of your don, body
and a like resolution of the Police Jury of
Avoyelles parish, have made a survey of the
parish line, between the parish of Avoyelles
and St. Landry as follows:
We met in Bayou Rouge Prairie and locat
ed the line of the parishes to the best of our
judgment, together with the evidence of the
oldest citizens in that neighborhood, where
said line should be according to the Acts of
the Legislature of 1818.
Began at the east edge of Bayou Rouge
Prairie, east of the public road, at a point
between the lands of M. L. SWoMp, on the
south and John O'{{uga on the north.
whence a gum 11 inches in diameter marked
K bears north 20 links marked by us -thence
from said point due west to Texas & Paciic
railroad crossing it about 22 chains below
the 154 mile post, thence due west to the
boundary line of T 8 R 4 E, being 8 O 24 W
11.20 north of section corner of section 81
thence west to a point on the Morgan and
La. R. I. (which bears N 51 W) which point
was 79.52 chains below the north boundary
of Sec. 30 T 2 8 It 3 E bythe railroad and 6.8.0
chains below the 10M mile post, thence due
west to Bayou Bceaf thence west 1/ miles
west of township line between T 2 and 8 B
where planted a post marked P L, in Geo.
Singleton's ield, post bearing 10 links north
of corner on ditch bank from thence north
following the centre line or line dividing the
sections 24, 21 and 12 of T 2 S R 2 E to the
north bank of the main canal of the Star or
Powhontus Plantation at a point onlisald
canal, where a canal running south east en
ters the main canal running east and west,
corner beine established just on the north
edge and at the intersection of the two ca
nals, said point being the quarter section
corner between sections 9 and 12, thence N
39.40 W variation of 610 to south west corner
of A. M. Haas, pasture, which is the corner
of section 51, 5, S6 and 57, T1 S R 2 E, corner
being on Elm whence bears a beach N da W
14 and is marked x, thence north on section
line between 31 and 32 two miles to section
corner of -1! and marked the corner a
Hackberry 13 Inches in diameter marked it
St. Landry, Avoyelles and Hapides, from
whence an ash 23 bears 8 75 E 10 x then ad
Journed until Monday, April 60, when on
said day began on the aforesaid starting
point in Bayou Rouge Prairie and ran due
east to the Bayou Jack settlement, striking
a chimney on the north of a house occupied
by Tom Clark on land of Wm. Robinson
where the parish line was chains from
north line of said tract, thence due east 14s
miles to a swamp or lake into which we
traveled two miles to swimming water and
not being able to cross said place returned
going to Atchafalaya bank where we com
menced at apoint 14.80 chains north of south
boundary of section 25 on a line between the
lands of T O. Callaham on the north and
Van Sumner on the south and ri4n due west
to the afores4id swamnp or kle which end
ed the survey.
Survey was made between April 16 and
ajl. 1894, with variation of 6 degrees 40 min.
E on east and west line. Assistants, Solon
Barbin, Simon Charriere, and Willie Co
mean. Line was marked in woods thus -
on public roads and railroad with sign
Parish Surveyor of St. Landry garish.
May g palish surveyor of Avoyelles.
May 1,h, 189..
On motion of Mr. Fontenot, the report
of the committee appointed to ascertain
the probable cost of repairing the White
ville bridge was received.
On motion of Mr. Fontenot, the sum
of $250, or as much thereof as may be
necessary, was appropriated out of in
ternal improvement funds, 5th ward for
1894, to repair said Whiteville bridge,
and that Messrs. A. L. Stagg, Onesime
Savant and E, C. Milburn appointed a
committee to sell contract to do said
On motion of Mri Buller, the pin of
$25 was appropriite1 out of internal im
provement fuhds of 7th ward for 1894 to
repair the bridge known as the John
Shaw bridge on the road leading from
Ville Platte to Washington and Opel
ousas, and Messrs J. F. Shaw, Thomas
Winfield and Welley Barker appointed
a committee to supervise said work.
On motion of Mr. Fontenot, the police
Jury went in [email protected] of the whole
or the Dpu e of paing Opp claims:
Mr. Ev in thecprppe qMir p
The committee of the whole having
srisen,reported through their chairman,
Mr. Evans, that they had examined the
following claims and found them correct l
T 8 Fontenot, arresting prisoners alt
of Parish and conveying ris
to Baton ot4u16 _ _
T S uipnt t, P frtN Qpu
GibiBAns tNiipclbson. l r, d1tbWv r'91?42,
-' '; I d ' f,'
Luclen Ptre, sharpening 4$ spgdej
t Wrd, . I.1-00
if Roberi. costs isn sit (rod) 11,80
om Hlgginbotlam broen he. 24ww '94 .60
Willie liigginbotbhm, do 0o do do .60
B Zernott buldngingiinkly bridge sw ' 4..00
G. Olivier, 4roa scraper, 2dW4 'ii4 4,00
Jules Petetui spades e S qhovels w '041.4
Y V ips spades pad I aPoVeI 7 w '94 5,ti
4v Fotcin beurying pauper 8,60
do d sm.th a do.,0
61tal1e Bros, nails pnld sdos wd ,9a 12.$0
SF ansell & Bro, warrant book 5.50
Levy Bros A Simon, warrant book 14.7
L 8 vard, 1 mule killed 70.0
Jules Godeau. pony py1O.
J O Chachere, buildng bridge over
King's leveeo lst ward 165.60
J T Stewart, lumber, 1st ward, 189 6.12 '
. < .. . .7.657
S . , ,. . bi7.12
.." "< . < r 92.23
Gibbens & Nicholson, lumber, ad w '94 776.4.
S. . 23.44
< :. of .. .. * , 18.99
JT Stewart, " th " 2.00
Alfred Pavy, notary, act of donation 5.00
D Roos & Son, spades, coal. Ae 52.00
C F Burr, returning omccer 50.00
Leon Wolff, spades 7th ward, 1694 11.00
" "" nails A shovels. 5th w '94 52.00
Leonce Littell, 14 days surveylng lines
between St. La and voyelles 140.00
F E Stokes, lumber, w ward, 1894 20.08
W Evans, nails and luier, tst w '94 20.45
Thomas Lnton, burJl; pauper 8.00
J J Neyland, cost in rma- Sut 9.50
F J Hardy. stamps, mucilage, etc., 2.00
G R Balllo, costs in road suit 17.60
T M C Hyman, costs In suits 11.508, 11,510 9.00
On motion of Mr. Fontenot, the report
of the committee was received and the
committee discharged.
Mr. McGee in the chair.
On motion of Mr. Dupre, the sum of
$100 was appropriated out of internal
improvement funds of 1st ward, for 1894.
to repair Rider's bridge, and Messrs. J.
0. Chachere, J. J. Thompson, and B. B.
Richard were appointed a committee to
sell contract to do said work.
On motion of Mr. Guidry, the resolu
tion of Mr. Dupre proposing to reduce
the sheriff's fees for feeding prisoners,
tabled at last meeting, was taken up.
Mr. Dupre moved the adoption of his
Mr. Lafleur called for the yeas and
Messrs. Clopton, Buller, Fontenot,
Quebedeau, Evans and Lafleur voted no.
Messrs. Courtney, Dupre and Guidry
voted yes. Mr. Guidry voted yes be
cause: l do not think it is just 'for the 3
parish to pay the sheriff about 125 per
cent. when he gets paid monthly.
Mr. Dupre's resolution was lost.
On motion of Mr. Fontonot, lie it Re
solved, That whereas, many of the poll
books of the parish have long since been
destroyed; and, wherea a pernicious
system has prevailed broughout the
parish of voting on affidavit, a system
fraught with great evil by allowing
fraudulent ballots cast. ,
Therefore, the Police Jury, assembled
at Opelousas on the 15th iday of May,
1894, most earnestly petitions the Gen
eral Assembly of Louisiana at its pres
ent session, to sass an act for an entire
new registration for the parish of St.
OaRw.n of Mr. Buller, the police
jivry-ent in session of the whole for
the purpose of settling with the Treas
Mr. Dupre in the chair.
The committee on the whole having
risen reported through their chairman
Mr. Dupre, that they had examined and
cancelled vouchers in the hands of the
Treasurer amounting to $10,813.82, and
they now recommend that the Treas
urer be credited with the said amount,
On motion of Mr. Guidry, the report of
the committee was received and the
committee discharged.
Mr. McGee in the ohair.
The Parish Treasurer appeared before
the police jury and made the following
1898 To I[ACU 81st. 1894.
To Balance on hand, April 1, '9 P 5t6a
" Parish taxes of 1893 241.07M.8
" Parish Back Taxes 1,694.22
" Corporation Criminal Tax 2,.4.57
Licenses, 1883 6,887.88
Sale of Stock 115.1t
" Fines 68.75
Juror deposit from Clerk of Court 48.00
Sales of Land 567.84
By Parish Warrants paid which
were counted and cancelled by
thePolloe Jury, as per resolution
of April 12,1893 2,81..10
" do do Oct. 10th, 189 .7759i
do do Nov. 14th, 1898 4,180.96
do do March, 184 11,685.09
do do ' " 10,618.82
Public School 3655.w
Warrants issued and uncalled for 851.00
Balance cash on hand .11
On motion of Mr. Evans, the report of
the committee appointed to estimate the
probable cost of improving the drainage
of road between Burky's place and J; M.
Boagni's, to its outlet in Bayou Plaque
mine was received and committee dis
On motion of Mr. Evans Resolved,
That the president of the police jury be
and is hereby authorized to advertise in
the St. Landry CLAnUIO for bids to open
and enlarge the natural drala from the
bridge on public roadis between the Bur
ky and J. M. Boagni places to its outlet
in Bayou Plaquemine, said work to be
done in accordance to the specifications
given in the report of the committee
appointed to make report to the police
jury upon that subject, said bid to be
anded to the clerk of the police jury
within the delay to he Afixed by the pres
ident, for the handing in of such bids,
The police jury reserves the right to re
ject any and all bids.
On motion of Mr. Guidry, Be it Isolv
ed, That the first money availa due
the 2nd ward, of internal mproment
funds for 1898 a warranthe issuet pay
claim of $9M due D, Areeau, approved
Oct, 9th, 18915,
On motion of Mr. Dupre, Alfred Simnun,
was placed on the indigent list.
On motion of Mr. Baler,Octavle Mat
nel was placed on the indigent list,
On motion of Mr. Guidry, the minutes
were adopted as read.
On motion of Mr. Dupre, the police
jury adjourned till the second Mon4~
in June, 1894, being the 11th day of a1id
month. E,. H, McGEE tI
Notice for Bids. '
In compliance with the resolution o1
the Police Jury, I will receive sealed
proposals until Monday, June 11th, to do
the work of improving the publio road
beginning at the bridge between J. M.
Boagni's and the Burky place to its out
let at the bayou Plaquemine, according
to the suggestions and plans submitted
by the committee appointed at a pre
vious meeting, which report and a plat
showing the work can be seen by appli
cation to the Clerk of the Police Jury.
The Police Jury reserves the right to re
Ject any and all bids.
E. H. McGEE,
Prbsident Police Jury,
JERSI IEY A11M , 1 3o 110 outh
milkers and butter producers.
at head of herd, sire Stoke Poagl, grand
sire Prince of Melrose,
Correspondence solicited.
May 19-3m W. 8. OBIER.
VILLI P,.ara, May 14, 1894.
I will apply to the Legislature at its
present easCion for return to me of the
moneys paid by Widow Godfroy olesan
for Iets 2 and 8, or Fractional South
half of Section Ten (10) in T. 4, 8. . 2 E,
the claim of the State having been re
(Widow Deronen.)
Mountain Bayou Sprio
Have been thoroughly repaired, and
will be opened to the publie on FRIDAY,
JUNE 1st, 15$4, with a Ball, Everybody
These famous aprings are under the
management of Mrs. Chas. Dossmann.
Dossmann, La., May 12, 184.
TAU IE IUP.--Three head of horned
cattle, rangng at Anse Berwick; one
brown beefr one spotted cow and one
yellow cow, branded thus: D on the
'map, The owner can have same by
coming forward, proving property, and
paying costs of this notice.
may 19.- OVIDE ARDOIN.

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