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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. 33. OPELOUSAS, LA., SATURDAY, MAY 26, 1894. $1 PER YEAR. a~~~ ~ II • - •1 --- I .., ,,u ,, .,. . . "m •, , ,,m .. .. .. .. . . w m r HA6KL'8 3 HARDWRRE HOUSE MAIN ST~REET, Adjoining the Opera House. -JUST OPENED WITH A Large Stock of Hardware. -------4c-- A FINE LINE OF STorw TINWAhiE, HOUSE-FtRNIS.ING GOODS, FARMING IMPLEMENTS, BARB WIRE, NAILS, ETC. IAND AN ELEGANT LINE OF Pocket and Table Cutlery! 1-- - - - IO · Agent for the famous BUCK'S BRILLIANT Stoves and for the QI ~ :AL Gasoline Stoves. h.. A. HACK IL. NEW JEWELRY STORE. FRANK J. DIETLEIN, Practical Watchmaker and Jeweler, A" TD ENGrA'VER, Has just opened his Jewelry Store and Watch Repairing Establishment, on Lan dry Street, near the hank, where he will keep for sale, at the most reasonable p:ices, 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 antl Jewelry, given prompt attention and work guaranteed. Public Patronage Respectfully SoHcited. m5 + nluM/. LI NT, .. FASIIONABLE BAKEBER zC - - LARTDE Y STREET, NEAR THE BANK BUILDING. FRANK DIETLEIN. J. T. SKIPPER. DIETLEIN & SKIPPER, BICYCLE DEALERS. WE HANDLE THE Victor, Gormully & Jeffrey, Columbia, Cleveland and several other high grade wheels. Bicycles sold on easy payments. Correspondence solicited. A Address or call on DIETLEIN & SKIPPER, mch 17-3m OPELOTSAS, LA. LEWIS & LACOMBE, LiFE, FIRE J Ac IDENT INSURANCE, Opelousas, L~a All Classes of City Risks Insured Also-SUGAR HOUSES, AT LOWEST CURRENT RATES. SAW MILLS AND GIN HOUSES. All Property Worth Owning is Worth Insuring. Losses promptly adjusted and paid at Opelousas, La. aplTy C. Lazard Co. Limited, THE OLD RELI7ABLE One Price Clothiers, Furnishers, and Hatters, 29, 31 and 33 Canal Street, Cor. North Peters, New Orleans. piotice, 1wP QFY;C; AT NNW ORLMANS, April 27, I., . 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. L. S. Commissioner at Opelousas. on Tuesday, June 12, 1s5L, vis: ARMAIND HEBERT, who made Homestead Entry No. 9891, for the St of SW't Sec K and NiL of NW½ Sec 1 Tp 8S R 1 W. La. Meridian. ie names the following witnesses to prove his continuous resldence upon and cultiration of said land, viz: Appollnarle Fustlier, Henry Ed. Soilean, Dupre Roy, Joseph Bellon, al of St. Landry mays at G. McD. BRUMIIY, Register. L4aI OFICE 4AT NEw ORA.z4g, Notice is lereby given tlgt the tiokVlng named settler has fled notice of his inten tion to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made be fore E. North Cullom, U. S. Commissionerat Opelousas, La., on Monday, June 4, 18I4, viz: THEOPHILE REED, who made Homestead Entry No. 15657, for the E.s of NW4S and Wt of NELA Sec. al Tp. 5 S R 1 East, La. Meridian. lie names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultiva tion of, said land, viz: Theodore Tate, Ferdinand Tate, Lastle Granger, Onile Manuel, all of St. Landry Parish, La. G. McD. BRL'MBY, apl2i-Gt. Register. fs UCCESSION 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. 11th 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. Soileau 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 horse; 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 of 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 godi anmlT sdive ht-5seeuritiesQ- to the satis- i 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, t18i, and lirst day of January, 18T7, purchasers to furnish their notes with two solvent personal securities bearing eight per cent. per annum in terest from the first day of January, 18s.5, until paid, and ten per cent. for at tornev's fees in case of suit to enforce paylient of same, and spe cial mortgage and vendor's lien and privilege to be re tained on the property sold until full and entire payment of the note.', inter ests and costs. PIERRE BAUDOIN, may12 5t Administrator. Public Sale. ESTATE OF THEOPIILE 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 olliler, 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 implements; 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 N EI of NE/ of SEI and lots 3, 5 and 6, of section 32 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, apl28 6t Administrator. SHERIFF'S SALE. EMILY ROACH, WIDOW, VS. EDWARD ALCOTT. NO. 15415, 11TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, PARISH OF ST. LANDRT, LA. By virtue of a writ of seizure and sale is sued out of the Hon. 11th Judllpal 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 Baeuf, 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 S, page 720; clerk's omice. Terms-Cash. T. S. FONTENOT, apl216t Sheriff of the Parish of St. Landry. PUBLIC SALE. ESTATE OF WM. WALL. No. 5276, Probate Docket, District Court, St. Landry Parish, La. By virtue of an orderof the Hon. 11th judi cial 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 administratrix or any duly qualified auctioneer at the last residence of the deceased, in this parish, on THURSDAY, JUNE 21st, 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, 8 head of hogs, one old wagon, one jumper and harness, a lot of unthrashed rice, one plow, one harrow, 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--Cash. SALLIE WALL, may 19-5t Administratrix. NOTICE OF TABLEAU. ESTATE OF AMAS LUQUETTE. No. 5081, Probate Docket, District Court, Parish of St. Iandry, La. Whereas Ertemon Lafleur, administrator of 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, 8l4i. 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. $10 REWARD! Lost, Strayed or Stolen FROM 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 e ue CLI FTON LEMON S. April 28-Im. S HERIFF'S SALE. MIC'IIEL LION VERSUS CHRISTIAN MORI) HINVEG, 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 suit 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. mL, 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 superficial measure, together with all the buildings and im provements thereon, bounded as follows: N oyth and;ýwest by lands formerly of John Wybe, now T. S. oRefard, east by lands formerly of Andre v ble, now Martin Zacharie,south by lands former ly of Simon Wyble, 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 Ulnion street west by Main street. Ohe lot and improvements, bounded north by G(rolee street, south --by -P -'i.-er, -east by Bon Cuna, west by Hollander. Terms.-Cash. T. S. FONTENOT, mayd6t) Sheriff of St. Landry parish. Notice. LANI OFFICE AT NEW ORLEANS, ) May 9,16s. 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, on Saturday, June 30, 1694, viZ: ARISTIDE O. GUILLORY, who made Homestead Entry No. 1120 for the WWt of SW' S Ekt of SWIt and SW't of SE4 Sec 36 Tp 3 SR 1 W La Meridian. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultiva tlon of said land, viz: Jesse Reed, Geroule Sollean, Napoleon Johnson, and Joseph Clark, all of St. Landry parish, La. may 196t G. McD. BRUMBY. Register. Notice. LAND OFFICE AT NEw ORLEANS, May 1, 1M94. 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, 194, viz: THEODORE DOGUET, who made homestead entry No. 10809. for the Wli of SEI and E4 of SWFI Sec 34 Tp 6 S R 2 West, La. Meridian. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultiva tion of, said land, viz: Anamtole Bellon, Adam Young, F.X. Ben non, Jessy Young, Sr, all of St. Landry par ish, La. may O5t G. McD. BRUMBY, Register. FOR SERVICE. The best bred trotting stallion in Lou isiana, combinin'- 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 strictly 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.-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. Landry Parish: I am agent for one of the best medicines on earth, backed with bankable paper. I was a living wreckfor 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 istied. The name of the medicine is "Root Tea-Na." Anyone wishing the medicine can get it through me at Plaisance, La., or else to Felix Lastrapes, Opelousas, La. Cir culars sent on applcaton. Address EUGENE LACHAPELLE, apl 7-tf Plaisance, La. NOTICE. The undersigned hereby give notice that they will at the ensuing session of the Legislaturc, 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, THos. H. LEWIS, J. J. THoxPsoN. a21-30d. Trustees of Franklin College. FOR RENT. ONE IIUNDRED ARPENTS OF Land, withbuildings and improve ments, known as the "Franklin College Property." For particulars, apply to either of the undersigned. T. H. LEWIs, Trustees J. J. THoPrsoa, fl0 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, La. 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 abont thus: J, 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-St. T, R. CARROLL, SR. NOTICE.-I 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 29 in Tp 13 S R 8 E, patented to me Feb. 21,1894. GEORGE O. ELMS. Opelousas, April 25th, 18%. apl28-tf Notice to the Public. VILLE PLATTr, LA., April 10, 2191. I take pleasure in notifying my friends and the pubelic geerally that I will give especial attention to all succession bustiess entrust ed to my care and will promptly settleto the satisfaction of all parties any and all such buslness. L. J. IktaM AN, apI 14-am Notary Public. CEMETERY ORDINANCE. Be it ordained by the Town Council of the town of Opelousas: 1st. That whoever shall go on, 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 alusive language or epithets to any member or members of his 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 miisle 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, ete, 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 onthe 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 tine 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 pemit 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 the above and foregoing ordinances, condemned parties shall pay all costs of trial, and in defalt thercof, 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. lS94. C. J. THOMPSON, Prest. of Board of Police of Opelousas. W. R. COCHnAN, Clerk. IN THE STUD ! The Trotting Stallion, LOUIS P., RACE RECORD. 2:291. Sired by Chas. Caffery, trial 2:26, and sire of Robble P. 2:18; Kate Caffery 2:25 and ten more in the 30 list. Dam Julia, dam of Louis P. 2:29%; Wanamaker 2:29%; and Jennie Cobb 2a 01, by Happy Medium, sire of Nan cy Hanks 2:04, and 84 more in the 30 list. Thus it will be seenthat Louis P. is bred In the height oLfashion, that his dam has pro ducedthree ith records better than 304 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 2:29b1n 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 Fred. P., yearling record 2:45, the champion race yearling of Nebraska, STORM CLOUD, is a dark brown horse, full sixteen hands high, very showy, and has a race record of 2:34. He is by Black Cloud (783) sire of Char mer 2:27, and out of Preciosa by Knicker bocker, sire of Onward 2:20, Stephen G. 2:204 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. Lucius G. Dupre, ATTORNEY - AT - LAW, Opelousas, - La. Office with KENNE2iTH BAILLIO, Esq. Special attention given to collec tion of claims and investigat ing land titles. NOTARY PUBLIC. AUCTIONEER. Notice for Bids. In compliance with the resolution of the Police Jury, I will receive sealed proposals until Monday, June llth,to do the work of improving the public 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.I L. McGEE, President Police Jury, JERj Y FARM) Ils Soitn _ _ _ opousas, JERSEY STOCK FOR SALE, GOOD milkers and butter producers. OPELOUSAS STOKE POGIS at head of herd, sire Stoke Pogis, grand sire Prince of Melrose. Correspondence solicited. May 19-3m W. S. OBIER. * NOTICE ! BILL will be introdued at the coming session of the Legislature for a new reg istration for the parish of St. Landry. 29-rt NOTICE--Hunting and tresspassing on my home farm near Opelousas, strictly prohibited, under penalty of law. nl tf .No.. M. YOitNHiVEG. COTTAGES Centra located d qui neighborhood forL rent1i aly2t if 31, VII aB (Seekers After Knowledge.) By the S. I K. Society of the Grammlar Grade and High School Classes of the Opelousas Public School. Editress, Miss Eva Griffith. VOL.M. MAY 15, 1894. No. 7. NEW OFFICERS. Miss Belle Dupre, President; Mr. F. Mudd, Vice-President; Miss Ida Cullom, Secretary; Miss lt. McKinney, Treasurer; Dr. V. K. Irion, Critic; Miss Eva Griffith, Editor. David D. Field, the celebrated jurist, died a few days since. DANIEL BOONE. Daniel Boone, was a plain yeoman, with the tastes and spirit of a pioneer. He was living on the yadkin, in North Carolina, when the insurrection of the regulators broke out. He started from home to explore the wilds of Kentucky. He was taken prisoner by the Indians, but escaped. lie continued his journey, reached the Ohio, and explored the Cumberland river. Returning to the Yadkin, he sold his little property, and set out with his own and other fami lies, for "the dark and bloody land," the meaning of the Indian word Kain tuck-ce. lie was detained on the Clinch river, as the Indians were ravaging the frontier. When the Shawanee war was over he proceeded on his route, and built a fort on the Kentucky river, where Boonesborough now stands. He was again captured by the lndians and again made his escape. He accom panied General Clarke in his expedi tions against the tribes on the Ohio. The loss of his land, the love of advent ure, and the long habit of a roving life tempted him further westward. lie settled on the Little Osage in the heart of Missourri and at eighty years of age accompanied a hunting party to the Great Osage. He was nearly ninety when he died-having seen many states formed out of the wilderness and prai ries which he had traversed in advance of the settlements. He was a notable example of those daring and resolute men, who have pushed the domain and the civilization of the United States from Massachusett's bay and the Chesa peake to the Golden gate and the Pacific slope. A HOUSE OF BUTTONS. Chapisson, the French musical erle brity is building a chateau composed en tirely of buttons. The walls, the ceil ing, the doors, the exterior, the interior, are all ornamented with buttons. But tons of every description, from the very origin of their invention up to those of the present day, have been employed in the arabesques and ornamentation of the walls. Every country has been ran sacked, and some very curious speci mens have been brought to light. Those dating from the lower Greek Empire are of the most curious manufacture. WISSCONSIN SCENERY. Wisconsin river is noted for its beau tiful scenery, and it is nowhere more romantic and picturesque than near Kilburn City, some fifty miles above Madison. Thousands of rafts float.from the pineries of the North every year. There are many curious formations along the river, among them are the Inkstand, Steamboat Bock, the Dells, etc. The place called Narrows is, per haps, the most interesting. Here the river, like a wedge of water, is driven through a channel barely fifty feet wide, but deep and swift. The water has never been fathomed, and as the river, sweep ing down from the North, turns the ab rupt angle, it sends its dashing foam in a dizzy whirl of eddying sprays for twenty feet or more, At this point scross the river, from cliff to cliff, was stretched a bridge years ago; but when the pale face (as the whites were called) robbed the Indian of his home, it was destroyed. Traces of it still remain, and just below it, in the western cliff, Is the entrance of a cave, where, so tradi tion says, an Indian, pursued by his dusky brother for some offense, hid and escaped his vigilance. The Legislature met yesterday, and we are pleased to state that Mr. Caffery has been elected, on the first ballot, to the U. S. Senate, to fill the place of Gen. Gibson. We have heard of the wind blowing through a young man's whiskers, but we have never heard of it blowing him out of his room. The other night one of the members of the High School, af ter having busied himself with his studies for about six hours, became sud denly alarmed by having the light ex tinguished. He jumped up and ran, not toward the one whom he thought had put out his light, but to the door, and in his excitement he encountered a chair, the result of which almost proved a dis location of his Jaw-bone. He receives our full sympathies. PAPER FIRST MADE FROM RAGS. You know that the paper you write upon is made from rags? It is said that this invention was first known in 1417, but not brought into England till many years afterwards. Do you know what was used to write upon before? We learn that the ancients first wrote upon the leaves of the palm tree; next on the inside of the bark (from which we get the word liber, or book); after that upon tables covered with wax, on which the characters were impressed with an in strument called stylus, sharp pointed at one end to write with, and fiat at the other to efface, when necessary, what had been written. At last, the bark of the papyrus, a plant abundant in Egypt, was brought Into use. The bark was taken and split into thin flfkes, or leaves, which were called paper from papyrus. The thin leaves were glued together with the waters of the Nile, pressed and dried in the sun. Thus sheets of various sizes and thickness could be formed. Good paper once perfected, the art of printing soon followed. In 1440, Gutenberg, a German, contrived types, by which to impress letters. All writing before was performed by hand. How slow and fatiguing must have been this mode of sending forth literary produc tions! I do not know a more curious and ingenious art; and when you have seen a printing office, I think you will agree with me that it displays great skill and ability in the printers, and great fidelity and beauty of execution. Of course the first attempts, as all first attempt$ must be, were inelegant and imperfect. But pewseverance-that best means of perfection-gradually improved the first rude effort of printing into the excellence and completion that now at tend the work of the printer, The merit of this discovery has been contested. Trausfers of iteal Estate. From May 17 to May 24th, inclusive: Heirs of Melina Stephens, partition of land between them. Estate of Paul Andre to Louis Ialonde; 10 arpents on Bayou Teche; $100 cash; also 15 arpents in same place, $lOcash. E. Boudreau to Louis Rubitt; 40 acres in Coulee Crehe; $142.16 cash. Hypolite Rubitt et als. to V. Rubitt; about 800 acres in Coulee Croche; re trocession. V. B. Lastrapes to H. L. Garland; about 113 acres in Bellevue; $700 cash. L H. Gradenigo to G. Baiilo; 166 71100 acres in Mamouth ; $736 credit. G. Baillitoto L. H. Gradenigo; 166 71100 acres in Mamouth; $738 credit. IMELVILLEI NOTES. May 22nd, 1894. Rev. J. R. Roy, of Simsport, came to town on the 21st, to meet Mrs. Davies, who was on her way to Simsport to at tend a protracted meeting held by her husband at that place. Mr. W. S. Boykin was seen on our streets yesterday, the 21st. Dr. Swords, of Lecompte, was here last week, busy with his dental work. Mr. D. W. Helm, a former resident of Melville, who moved to Nashville last year, arrived here Sunday (20th), for a short stay with his clerks to attend to his mercantile business. Mrs. Levy, of New Orleans, is spend-, ing a while in "Celestine City," with her sister, Mrs. Rosenberg. Dr. Tolson has his nephew, Mr. Olivier Darby, from Lafayette, clerking in his drugstore and the postofilee. Misses Jennie and May Faulkner, who have been in Texas, came home 'y last week to spend vacation: Mrs. M. E. Thom and son .al . week to visit her daughter, Mrs. . . who is very sick in Jackson. The young people and some of the oneus of Melville spent a very enj¢ble, evening at the residence of r.and B. A. Boyle, at a sociable pw9en bysdlj of the young men on the 15th. We have beautiful weather this wi the farmers' fields are looking mtdl improved, and if we miss an overflow they expect an abundant harvest. Another improvement for Melville: the cheery call of the newsboy is now to be heard on our streets. Where are the "Old Folks?" Not dead, I hope. Would like to hear from them once more. The WV. (. T. U. of Melville render thankn to he-po.er .ury- for-their -rel--- ution in regard to an election for pro hibition. lHope all the voters will give a helping hand. CELESTINE. Bayou Cu'rent, May 21st, 1894. How does this Iqpld wave meet with your feelings ? I is rather too much for we Atchaf.layta people; not that I have as yet heard of its injuring the cotton and corn, but we just don't fancy cold weather in May, after theovercoats and winter dresses have all been put away. Miss M. E. Scott has gone to her home at Morrow, La. Mr. Newton Richard returned by rail roai from New Orleans on Thursday. Says he had shipped per Steamer Tru deau ajot of pretty dry goods, ce. Dr. R. E. Oden took a "flying" trip up the railroad last week. 'TIs not often that the Dr. can get away. Dr. Swords, of Lecompte, is with us this week. He has been expected for some time, and many have been saving their dental work for him. The Presbyterian minister at Plaque mine, Rev. t. J. Dunning, filled our pul pit Sunday morning, at 11 o'clock, and in the afternoon at a o'clock, and it has been some time since we have had such a treat as his fine sermons afforded us. Mr. Dunning was entertained while here by our friends Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Jelks, and was met and taken back to the train by Mr. W. S. Boykin. Rev. J. S. Roy, pastor of the M. E. Church at Simsport, passed through our neighborhood Friday, the 18th inst, ac companied by the Presiding Elder, Mr. Davies, and Rev. Mr. Turner, pastor of the Big Cane Church. We learn that they had just closed a very interesting meeting at Big Cane, and were on their way to Simsport to hold the regular meeting of the M. E. Church of that. place. Several parties are still getting out ash cord wood. Since the Steamer John D. Schully has been running in this and the Teche trade, the wood does not lay at Bayou Current landing long. No picnics, no fish fries, no amusement of any kind-the air of business is with the farmer, and we must look to the fu ture for pleasure. Adieu. LinDA. VILLE PLATTE, LA., May 22nd, 184. Weather hot in the day and cold enough for blankets at night. The town had a good showed last Mon day week, but north of here it is very Jorth winds very unfavorable for the crop. Trwo mail contractors were here in the last few days, tosub-letcontracts. They have had great difficulty in finding any one to take their contracts off their hands, as the compensation was small. But still I think they found someone. We will have, after July 1st, three routes leaving from here each day. The main route was let out to a negro-from here to Washington, through Plaisanee. I think Chicot should cease boasting on the C. M. Thompson Hustlers (base ball club). The Ville Platte team bested them on last Sunday a score 28 to 1l. Leon Demoruelle, E.E. Vidrine, Oscar Reed, J. D. Currie and Armand Corell, were elected Town Councilmen for the ensuing year, and have received their commissions. JAKZe. CHATAIGNI9R, 14 Mal, 184. Nous sommes arroses depuls quelques jours par des pluies hienfatsantes qul raniment nos recoltes et reotttssent le ceur du fermier. Quoique tardives lea recoltes s'annoncent tien et donnent l'esperance qu'ellea seront abondantes. Lea chemins publics se sent beaucotip ameliores deputs pen, et ron circulo tibrement a pen pros partout, meme aux environs de ches Messrs. 'T. '. Fonte not et B. L. Lafleur qnoiqu'Ul alt ete dit le contraires: on y pout voyager memo en vilocipedes comme partout icl. Avis aux amateurs de ce sport. Le Capt. Bee-sale en reponse a la petition en voyee au Congres, demandant une allo cation pour creuser tn canal devant re lier lo Chataignier a la mer, a reeu no tice que les fonds de l'etat e.alent epulses: La question esat done defini tivement enterrec, nous le pensions. Le 2T de ce mois et non lo 27 aura lieu au Chataignier, une foire an benefice de l'Ecole publique. Nous demandons l'aide de chacun et nous esperons que notre appel sera entendu et que nous so rons compris de toutes les personnes hien pensentes, rnalgre lee gourgousse ments de gens mal intentionnes, ten jours a rebours sur toutes choses d'inte ret public. Le Dooteur Pipe-en-bois, a Ia suite do son ensevelissement dans un hourbier sur le chemin public de la pointe Cha taignier et qul etait a lite deputs ee mal heureux evenement, commence a cir culer. II a encore les jambes un pea raides, mais la peau repousse dans de bonnes conditions, et nous souhaitons pour lul qu'll conservera sa peau lisse. Une game de Base ball a eu lieu hier a Ville Platte, entre le club da Chataig nier et celui de Ville Platte. Nous nuns contenterons do dire qu'elle a ete des astreuse pour notre club. Honneur aux Vaineus Bla.. LIst of Letters. Remaining in the Post Ofeie at Opel lousas, La, for the week eandig May 25, 1894, which, if not called for within 15 days, will be sent to the Dead Letter Office, Washington, D. C.: Arvery Adile, Jno. J. Burke, Jos. Cor bet, Miss Jane Davis, Mrs. Adile Es torge, Mrs. Sarah Hicks, Mr. J. L. Lusk, Mr. H. D. Meyers, Frankie Miles, Thom as Price, Mrs. Joseph Semien, Mr. Tarry Speneer, Mr. Edward Warmandy, Miss Sdaulner White. In calling for above please say "adver tIsed.' MINNIE PULFORD, P. M.