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II. HOI)IER iLI EL , Publisher. Sub.lscl.iption: Cl1 Per teanr. Entered at the I'ost-O(sice at Opelousas, La., as second class matter. (JPELOU AS, SATURDAY, MAY 26, 1891. C A club-run to Washington and return I of the Opelousas ('ycling ('lub is hereby C ealled for next Sunday morning, May May 2, at 10 o'clock sharp. Start to be nlalde from bank corner at 10:30. All I non-memlnbers are respectfully invited to join the run. Turn out, boys, and snake a good Showing. ake a gxd J. T. SK IPPEIR, Captain. A light shower fell on Thursday morning. A good meal, with Ice-Cream for dessert, for 25e, at Mrs. Perrault's. Dr. D. A. Savant furnished bond on Thursday morning and was re leased from custody. A second hand Piano (Liepsig) for sale cheap; apply to M. Vila seca. may 12tf Thursday was first communion 4 day at the Catholic church. There were about seventy-five commu nicants. 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. Apply to C. Auzenne & Bro., best and cheapest Whitewashers and Painters, corner Main and Estorge streets. The Washington Jockey Club has our thanks for a compliment ary ticket to their grand races to morrow. All who can should at tend. Dr. Duson, Specialist; eye, ear, nose axl fthroat. Hours from 10 to 12 a. 'n. Office with D)r. I. E. Shute, Opelousas, La. 17y It had been rumored that the excursion from Washington to Thibodaux had been postponed, but such Is not the case. The train will pass here to-morrow promptly at 6:30 a. m, as advertised. All aboard ! 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 first-class manner. If your gin needs fixing consult him at once. myl2tf Leonard Antoine, the colored man who had been run over by the train near Scott station, week before last, and taken to Lafayette where he was apprehended, and subsequently brought here and jailed, died from the effects of his injuries on Sunday last, and was buried on Monday. A glove contest between Morris Montgomery, colored, a local pugil ist, and Mike Thomas, white, a protege of the Lafayette sporting fraternity, was advertised to take place at the Little Mortar saloon on Sunday evening at 4:30 o'clock, but owing to the intervention of the parish authorities failed to materialize. Henry Smith, a young white man, met with a serious accident in old Grand Prairie on Saturday last, from the effects of which he was reported dead on Monday. He was on horseback, going at a gallop, in the public road near Mr. Ozeme Fontenot's, when he ran into a team driven by an old negro, the tongue of the wagon striking him in the abdomen, and inflicting severe in juries. IHe was underthe influence of liquor at the time. Sam Jones, the famous evangel ist, will lecture in the Opera House at Alexandria, on Wednesday night, May 30th, at 8 p. m. Re served seats can be secured from A. Albert, Alexandria. The com mittee is endeavoring to secure re duced rates on the Southern Paci fic. Those of our readers who can not avail themselves of the oppor tunity to hear him, can get a glimpse of him next Wednesday, as he will be on the evening train en route to Alexandria from New Iberia. The Opelousas Female Institute held its twenty-third commence ment on Thursday night and a large and appreciative audience was present to witness the exer cises, which were well rendered throughout, from the youngest to the oldest of the pupils. Misses Nettle White and Mabel Sandoz, the graduates, read essays, which reflected credit upon themselves and fully sustained the high repu tation of the Institute. The Bac calaureate address was delivered by Hon. U. L. Dupre, in his usual felicitous style, and the diplomas were presented by Thos. HI. Lewis, Esq., in a few well-chosen remarks. The worthy principal and faculty have every reason to feel proud of the auspicious closing of the ses sion. Lorraine Chapter No. 8 order of Eastern Star, a benevolent associa tion for the wives, mothers, wid ows, sisters and daughters of Ma sons, was organized at the Masonic Lodge, on Wednesday evening, May 23d, by L. E. Robinson, Esq., of Welsh, La., with a membership of forty charter members. The following officers were elected: Miss Effie B. Ealer, Worthy Ma tron; Dr. I. E. Shute, Worthy Pa tron; Mrs. I. E. Shute, Assistant Matron; Miss Pauline Isaac, Sec retary; Mrs. J. Meyers, Treasurer; Mrs. F. 0. Marks, Conductress; Miss Julie Bloch Assistant Con ductress; Mrs. A. Thompson, Chap lain; Miss Ada Butler, Adah; Miss Lizzie Butler, Ruth; Miss Fannie Loeb, Esther; Miss Daisy Thomp. son, Martha; Mrs. W. M. Price, Warden; Mr. W. M. Price, Sentinel, After the organization the Chapter partook of an elegant supper. The Chapter meets on the last Friday of each month, A DISASTROUS BLAZE. The Largest Fire the Town Has Experienced in Years. At about 1: 30 o'clock on Mon day morning the people of Opelou sas were aroused from their slum bers by the rapid ringing of the courthouse and market bells and cries of "fire." The Farmers' Union Hotel on Main street, occupied by IH. G. Kirves, was discovered to be on fire. Citizens thronged to the scene, and the Steam Fire and Hook and Ladder Companies were promptly on the ground, but it was soon apparent that the build ing was doomed, as it was old and burned like tinder. In fifteen minutes after the alarm had been sounded, there was nothing left of the building but the frame, which soon fell in. The scarcity of water rendered the steam fire engine practically useless, and by the time it had been stationed at a well in the yard of Mr. Dietlein and the hose stretched, the store of Mr. Pasquale I)elBuono, adjoining and only about twelve feet to the south of it, had caught fire and was a mass of flames. Then the danger of an extended conflagration grew more and more imminent. All the sur rounding buildings with the ex ception of Desmarais' grocery, which is a two-story, slate-cover ed, brick building, are one-story frame houses, which had already become scorching hot from the burning of the hotel, and being subjected to the additional and nearer heat of the store building were almost beginning to smoke, when the bucket brigades began their crusade against the destroy ing element and succeeded by the hardest kind of work in averting the impending calamity. The old Medicis building, directly opposite the burning store, was especially in danger, and but for the prompt and earnest efforts of a number of our young men, some of them re cent recruits of the fire department, would have gone up in smoke. It had already ignited and with a minutes' delay would have become uncontrollable. Just as this dan ger had been averted and but lit tle of the store building remained, the kitchen, about twenty-five feet to the rear, which was connected with the residence fronting on Union street burst into flames and in a few minutes the residence had also become a prey to the des troyer. HIere the danger was con siderably averted by the dense foliage of the oak trees lining the sidewalk in front of the store, warehouse and residence of the Messrs. Dietlein. The engine did what it could under the circum stances; but after pumping the well dry, the supply of water in the boiler was found to be low, and the fire had to be outed, not how ever before the engine had suffered from having several tubes expand ed to a leaking point, which ren dered it useless for the time being. In two hours from the time the alarm was first sounded, there was nothing left but a heap of smolder ing ashes. The hotel building was owned by Mr. Julien Claude, of Washington, who formerly resided here and did a prosperous business in the same building, and was insured for $800. The building which was one of the old landmarks of the town, had been improved some, and was per haps worth about $1600. The store building of Mr. DelBuono was comparatively new, while the resi dence, which was also an old building, had been considerably improved. He carried only $1000 insurance on the store building. Mr. D. estimates his loss, includ ing the goods which were not saved, at not less than $5000. Mr. Kirves had his effects insured for $600 and will be the lightest loser. Mr. DelBuono, is the heaviest loser, and his loss is particularly distressing. He had labored long and assiduously to gain a per manent foothold, and had only something over a year ago pur chased the property, paying partly for it in cash, and had only about a month ago taken up his last note. He was out of debt and con gratulated himself on owning his own property and having attained a substantial business foundation, the goal he had been so long and earnestly striving for, and then to be divested of it all, and to have to almost begin over again, is dis couraging, to say the least. He is indeed entitled to the sympathy of the entire community. The cause of the fire is a mystery so far. Mr. Kirves says he can not account for it, unless a lamp, which was generally kept lit at night in the dining room, had exploded, and set fire to the building. Fortunately for the town, and as if to again exemplify its good for tune in regard to fires, the night was very calm. Had the slightest breeze been stirring, it would have been hard to tell where the fire would have ended. NOTES, The Dietlein warehouse, had a large stock of liquors, flour and meat in it, a large amount-of which had been moved out, but there was still about $6000 worth of goods which could not have been saved, had the building burned, There are always people in every community who thrive upon other people's misfortunes. This was forcibly exemplified during the progress of the fire while the goods were being moved out of the store. A colored woman, with a child on one arm and a ham in the other was making off with it when she was stopped. A couple of negroes had "hooked" a case of sardines and were congratulating themselves on the feast in prospect, when the rap of a stick over the head of one of them changed the situation and the sardine picnic was postponed. It Would be hard to say how much was stolen, In the excitemeno an.d hurry of trying to get the furniture qqt of the residence, much of it was Dhadled after the manner the rail road porter handles the commer cial tourist's iron-bound trunk, and rendered unfit for further use. A soap box full of eggs with about a dozen cans of lobsters thrown in on top, evidenced the excitement of another zealous member of the salvage corps. A large amount of soda pop was effectively "saved" by a crowd of thirsty spectators. Mir. Claude was fortunate in hav ing renewed the insurance on the hotel building a few days previous to the fire. Never was the necessity for an efficient system of waterwoks in this town made more apparent, than on Monday morning. With a good supply of water the fire could have been confined to the hotel building, if not arrested be fore it had been entirely consumed. The people will gradually learn from experience that it is folly to longer delay action on this impor tant subject. Experience is a dear teacher, but the lessons learned make a deep impression and are seldom forgotten. With a progres sive administration of town affairs we yet hope to see Opelousas in possession of the much-talked of and much-needed system. TowN LoTs.-Desirably situated, in the town of Opelousas, will be sold cheap, for cash or credit. Ap ply to L. B. CIIACHERE. 33-4t. DISTRICT COURT. The following is a sypnopsis of the business transacted by the court since our last report, up to Thurs day: Tuesday, May 15. Marie Godrat Chiasson vs. Severin Prejean; answer filed. A. Baldwin vs. Laurent J. Dossman; default. *Marie Godrat Chiasson vs. Severin Prejean; case submitted. Estate Win. Burleigh, Jr.; will pro bated. Estate of Alida Fontenot; default con firmed. Estate of Jean Bte. L. Fontenot; de fault confirmed. Jean Treville Leger vs. wid. Gerasin Higginbotham; judgment for plaintiff. D. P. Saizan vs. V. L. Harvey; dis missed at plaintiff's costs. Georgiana Bello vs. Z. T. Young; judg ment. Eaglin vs. Toussain; judgment. McElIHenney vs. Hazlewood; judg ment for plaintiff. Suiter & Walker vs. Barney A. Boyle; judgment for plaintiff; intervention maintained. Jas. M. Dowling vs. Birotte; judgment. A. B. Fontenot vs. Jos. B. Fontenot; judgment for State vs. Adolph Landry; guilty. State vs. A. McCauley; continued to Dec. 10. Joseph Bloch vs. Adrien Gaubert; judgment. Wednesday, May 16. Estate of Mary T. Hardy; commission to toke testimony granted. A. B. Fontenot vs. Jos. B. Fontenot; plea of prescription filed. State vs. Rufus Stout; plea of not guil ty withdrawn; plea of "autro fois ac quit" filed. Harvey vs. Meche; exception, of no cause of action and plea of want of juris I diction sustained; suit dismissed; judg ment. Roger Bros. vs. J. Bte. Lemelle; judg ment for plaintiff. Estate of Louis Debaillon; case sub mitted on evidence in record. State vs. Ulysse Chapman et als; trial resumed. Thursday, May 17. Clara Dearbonne vs. D. Roos & Son; intervention filed. Lalanne vs. Morris; default confirmed; Chachere vs. Richard; Judge Perrault I recused; refered to Dubuisson, Judge ad 3 hoc, Estate of Aurelien Valere; cumulated, argued and submitted. B State vs. Rufus Stout; plea of "autre I fois acquit" withdrawn. State vs. Lucien Chevis; $25 and cost or 15 days. State vs. Be Moses; discharged. S State vs. Bpn Moses; nolle prossed. State vs. Ulysse Chapman et als; not 3 guilty. Friday. May 18 Estate of Aurelien Valere; motion to reopen statement of facts filed, J. H. Parker vs. T. Rideau; case sub mitted. Estate of Sophia Collins; default set aside and new default entered. Estate of Mary T. Hardy; commission order to issue to take testimony. James M. Dowling vs. Simeon Birotte; case continued. Melisa Lundick vs. Dr. J. H. Parker; continued. Mrs. Denis Stelly vs. Dupreville Meche; default confirmed, State vs. Robt. Gatson; pleads guilty. State vs. Jean Bte. Antoine; guilty as charged. State vs. Dave Jones et als; continued. State vs. Casimere Robert; guilty as charged. Saturday, May 19. Chachere vs. Richard; answer filed. A. Baldwin & Co. vs. L. J. Dossman; default confirmed. Joel B. Wolfe vs. Ulysse Joubert; an swer to rule filed. Estate of Henry Eilert; rule on ad ministrator to show cause. Estate of Celise Lafluer; default con firmed. State vs. Casimere Robert; motion for new trial filed. State vs. Mark Reed; not guilty. Monday, May 21. Smith & Burlomett vs. Laurent J. Dossman; judgment for plaintiff. Geo. W. Sentell vs. J. H. Walker; de fault. Chas. M. Thompson vs. W. W. Queen; default. Parker vs. Fontenot et als; default confirmed. D. Roos & Son vs. Theodore Marcan tel; default. State vs. Jean Bte. Antoine; motion for new trial. Jurors excused for cause: Walter Saint, A. Pierrel, Jr, Jules Sittig, Jos. Meche, R. P. Wilkins. State vs. Olin Young; pleads guilty. State vs. Austin Lacombe; case taken up for trial. Tuesday, May 22. Mrs. Mary Quirk vs. Thomas Quirk, administrator; judgment. Tansey vs. Balque; judgment. Smith vs. HIagerty; judgment. .iauel vs. Young; judgment. Manuel vs. Thompson, clerk; default. State vs. Austin Teacombe; not guilty. The following cases were fixed for Dlcember 10th, 1894: Henry Catson, Gabriel Davis, Louis Saucier Henry (iron, Henry Pierre, Onezime lIjayfield, Victor Jotrdes, Joseph Fuselier, Louis Glaston, Felisie and eo eet; Milton Woods, IEmiha Simon, 4urelia Robert, Arcadu8 McCauley, A phgnse Bryant. Fixed for September, j84; Iufutus Stout, Lucien Steen, State vs. M. Firnberg; ease proceeded with. Wednesday May 23. Mary Quirk vs. Thos. Quirk; motion for new trial submitted and overruled. Tansey vs. Balque; motion for new trial. Estate of Sophia Collins; judgment. I.Schmidt & Zeigler vs. L. Schnerb Q& ]Bro.; case submitted. Havard vs. Garland, receiver; case submitted. State vs. Jean Bte. Chevis; refixed for December 10, 1894. The trial of the Sunday Law cases has consumed the time of the Court since Monday, and but one case was disposed of-that of Austin Lacombe. A large array of legal talent has been employed by the defendants, and an unusual amount qf legal filibustering indulged in. SOCIETY A1UJ PErnsONAL. B. M. Lambert, of Crowley, was in town on Wednesday. 4 E. V. Barry, of Grand Coteau, was in t town on Wednesday. t Jules Petetin, of Grand Coteau, was in town on business on Thursday. N. C. Devilliers, of Notleyville, was in i town on Thursday. Editor T. C. Lewis, of Church Point, 1 gave us a pleasant call Monday. Postmaster Morris, of Beaver, called in to see us on Friday. Cleophas Tate, of Deshotels, favored us with a call on Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. J. Frankel and family, I of Crowley, were in town during the t week, visiting with relatives and friends. e We acknowledge a pleasant call on Monday, from Mr. Olibe Manuel, of Chataignier. Arthur Gardiner, of Sunset, was in town on Wednesday, and gave us a pleasant call. Mr. G. W. Curtis, the affable cashier of the Washington State Bank, dropped in to see us on Monday. Warren S. Gardiner, of Bellevue, was in town on Wednesday, and gave the CLARION a pleasant call. Mr. Julien Claude, of Washington, was in town on Monday and Tuesday, looking after his interests here. Alex. Burleigh, of the Sunset neigh borhood, was in town on Monday, and gave us a call. Mrs. Cleophas l)oucet, of Old Grand Prairie, visited friends in town on Mon day. Mrs. Henry Sampson, of Lafayette, spent a couple of days in town this week, visiting relatives. Mrs. Ozeme Fontenot, of Old Grand Prairie, visited friends in Opelousas on Thursday. Eugene :Lachapelle, a prosperous col ored citizen of Plaisance, was in town on Tuesday, and paid us a pleasant call. Albert Boudreau, of Frozard, was in town on Thursday, and dropped in to see us. Constable Meche, of Grand Coteau, dropped in to see us on Monday, and left a pleasant and substantial reminder of his visit. Misses Viola Gauche and Aline Dela rue enjoyed a most delightful visit of a couple of days with the family of Dr. J. H. Walker, on Bayou Waxia. Messrs. L. Desmarais and Alfred Pavy, who have both been under the weather for several weeks past, are again at their desks in the Clerk's office. Just as we go to press we learn of the very serious illness of Hon. E. H. McGee, president of the police jury. We sin cerely hope for his recovery. Misses Alice Trainor and Douce Kava nagh, of Washington, accompanied by Mr. Quirk McCaffery, enjoyed a pleasant horseback ride to Opelousas, on Sunday evening. Durio's lake has became a popular pleasure resort for the young folks (and a good sprinkling of the older ones), as the frequent outings enjoyed there woud signify. Oi Tuesday alarge crowd went out from town and enjoyed the hospi tality of the Messrs. Eraste and Diomel Durio and Jas. O. Chachere until a very late hour. All enjoyed themselves to their heart's content. Our beautiful courthouse, the work of Mr. C. D. Stewart, Opelousas' efficient architect and contractor is gradually nearing completion, and will be the prettiest in the State, besides a standing monument of Mr. Stewart's competency as a builder and designer. The tower, front doors, stairway and lobby, when completed will be strikingly elegant, and speak highly of the taste and skill of the contractor, whose artistic work manship is visible on all sides.-Marks . ville New Enterprise. An Enjoyable Affair. The new Social Club, rejuvenated from the dying embers of the old, I has centered under the most au spicigus circumstances upon an era of brilliant social prosperity. On last Saturday night it gave one of the most enjoyable and suc cessful Euchre parties of the sea son, the attendance was large and a most delightful time was had. The preparations were very ela borate and the club has every rea son to congratulate itself on the labors of the chairman of the re ception committee whose zealous efforts contributed so much to the success of the party. The successful contestants were as follows: 1Miss Rosa Firnberg and Mr. Louis Bailey, the first prizes; Miss Y. Jacobs and Mr. A. I)elarue, the booby prizes. 1Marriage Licenses. From May 17th to 29th, inclusive. Edward Quartman to Lavinia Cason. Adonis Jones to Euallia Landieo. Frank Stelly to Rosa Reed. widow Dave Williams, Jesse Cole to Elisabeth Danbray. An Enjoyable Affair. There was a large crowd at the enter tainment given by the W. C. T. U. at the residence of Mrs. Settoon last Friday evening. The house presented a very bright and attractive appearance. Ev erywhere was taste andbeauty shown in the decorations. Exquisite flowers embellished the mantel and tables, and on the lintels of the doors and windows were festooned lovely garlands; vines of glossy green entwined the chande liers, and trailed about the picture frames.' It was an enjoyable affair, con sisting of music, singing and recitations. Delicious refreshments were served, and very charming did those gracious young waitresses appear, as they flitted among the guests, lavishly dispensing the hos pitality of the W. d. T. U. One and all have cause to remember the happy ev ening. WThere is life and spirit in this club, which is unmistakable. May God speed those noble women in their grand and earnest purpose. Thanks are due t. the kind host and hostess in making all have an exceedingly pleasant time. A GUEST. Opelousas, May 19th. CATARO, May 4th, 1894. Editor CLARION.--I see a letter from "P. T.," of Beaver Creek, dated April 8th and I must say that it is what we called when I was aschool boy an"eight horse power letter." He snays that I have vir tually acknowledged that his chimney corner lawyers were correct. Now, "P. T," I think you must have read that part of my letter backwards, or you mis construed the meaning of it, for I must say with all kind feeling that there will be at least one more hard freeze in St. Landry parish before "P. T." and his chimney-corner lawyers obtain public school money frqm the parish treasurer to pay a prjvate school teacher. I had con.Ilded nqt to wrhit any more about that sixteenth section interest fund of township three, but I talked with some of the leading citizens, both ladies anid gentlemen, and they told me they en joyed our letters very much, so I con eluded that if "P. T." and I were able to interest a few of the citizens of the par ish with our great law talent, the editor can surely publish our big jawbreakers. "P. T." thinks I had better cool down and attend to my weight business. I r acknowledge that I am behind in that line-the weather is too warm to keep cool-I cool down about once a week and while I am cooling down I will write "P. T." a letter. Now, I will say this to P. T.": That if he will come down about the 4th of July we will.cut a big watermelon and drop the matter. With kindest regards, T. R. CARROLL. HOBW CAMIE MiAN IEl.E?'.? While I was in Central America, a quarter of a century ago, I was guidedo to see the ruins of a fallen building of unknown origin and date, made of huge stones, whichT must have been lying there in the wilderness for ages, aban doned perhaps since the time of Pizaro in that country. How came that build ing there? WVould not everybody say unhesitatingly, it must have been built by man, of course? Could anybody, see ing those huge stones lying yet, some of them, one upon another in regular order for the evident purpose of forming a house, with different apartments having communicating doors supplied with large flat stones for shutters shaped for turning on pivots-could anybody, I say, seeing all those things, suppose, for a moment, that those stones, of their own accord and by common consent among themselves, "left the quarries, shaped themselves of uniform thicklness and width and collected together at the place agreed upon, and then placed themselv es in their respective position one upon another in such a manner? Would it not be much more reasonable to sup pose, and still easier to believe, that the whole thing was plannted and carried out, from beginning to end, by a pro-ex isting people, of far more itcelligence and ability than the monkies, which have been gratuitously digniiied by a scientist so-called as the progenitors of the human race? Now we all see around us every day that vegetation, such as grass, lowers and trees, spring up and grow with uni form regularity, and that luminous bod ies, such as the sun anid stars, are regu larly in their respective places imparting light and heat tom the earth in harmon ious order; and that lving breathing animals such as the cdu:nb brutes, exist and feed on grass without evincing any thought whatever of a life boyond this, or of a higher state of existence here even; but that man lives here awhile exhibiting evidences of endowments infinitely beyond and above all other beings on the earth-with reasoning faculties of unlimited eapaclities, and a deathless desire to lice on forever after leaving this world. How camie all these things here thus? If nobody can believe that those stones, alluded to a while ago in the wilderness of Central America, had once erected themselves into the building found there in the ruins, can anybody believe that these beautiful flowers, bright luminaries, breathing animals and God-like man came into ex istence themselves? Can anybody for a moment believe that inert matter of which the earth is composed could of itself have ever assumed and maintained through the ages of the world these uniform shapes and definite adaptations we find existing universally on the green earth, and in the starry heavens? Would it not be extremely unreasonable to suppose, and still harder to believe, that inanimate matter-"the dust of the ground"-could ever have, of itself, as sumed the form and became the being that man is? even by beginning down at the tadpole and evolving up through the monkey, as Mr. Darwin once tried to imagine! Would it not be infinitely more reasonable to accept, and much easier to believe, the plain account given in the oldest Book in the world? which simply says: "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth * * and God said (to his Son, who was with him in the Creation of the world, and in the Redemption of man, says the book) let uts make man in our image, and after our likeness * * * and the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and he became a living soul." I have italicized the words in the quota tion to call attention to inmportant parts, that of no other being ever found upon the earth does any account of the creation say "it became a living soul;" and therefore, are we not justified fropn that fact, and the further fact of the vast difference we ourselves plainly see be tween man and other animals, in con cluding that man was created infinitely superior to all others, and was actually "made in the image, and after the like ness of God;" and that he must have been made for correspondingly grander and nobler purposes, than were the in ferior animals? What was man made for? will be considered in the next paper by A FRIEND OF GOD AND MAN. Card of Thanks. WEy hereby express our thanks to the fire Smen and citizens who rendered such timely assistance in saving our buildings and stock during the fire of Monday morn ing, May 21, 1894. C. DIETLEIN, may 26-1i ANT. DIETLEIN. Lost, Strayed or Stolen, FROM the undersigned, at Coulee Croche, on Tuesday, May 2'2d, one bay American mare with blaze face, branded on right shoulder, thus:D. A suitable reward will be paid for her return to me at my residence in Coulee Croche. mayl9-2t ALEXANDER MILLER. A CARD. March 20th, 1889. It having been rumored that I have made remarks derogatory to Mr. Elize Bertrand in connection with his daughter, I hereby deplare most emphatically that this is not so. his Witnesses: ERNEST x SOILLEAU. JNo. D. CURRIE, mark J. T. PUCHEU. -St. Landry Democrat, July 20th, 1889 I, the undersigned, misconstruing the above as a libel, charged said Ernest Soll leau with same, but now being fully con Vinced that I am in error, cheerfully retract said charge and respect Mr. Ernest Sollleau as heretofore. May 21st, 1b94. QNILE FONTENOT, TAKEN UP-One light dun Creole mare with white mane, branded thus: Has been around the premises for four years. Owner can have same by prov ing property and paying costs of this notice. DUREL MILLER, Seeleyville P. O., La. May 26-4t TAKEN UP--By the undersigned, near Sunset, a black Creole mare with blaze in the forehead, branded on the foreshoulder, thus: and on the right hip thus: Also a light bay mare colt, about one year old, branded on the hip thus: 729. Owner can have property by coming forward and proving same and paying costs. ALEX. BURLEIG(H. May 25-5t. SUCCESSION SALE. ESTATE OF GUSTAVE DELAHOUSSAYE. No. 5267, PROBATE DOCKET, DISTICT COURT, PARISH OF ST. LANDRT. 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 auction, to the last and highest bidder, by the undersigned administrator, or by a public auctioneer, at the late residence of the deceased, in Coulee Croche, St. Landry parish, La., on Saturday, June 30, 1894, the following described property belonging to the above estate, to-wit: One tract of land, with the buildings and iniuroveitents, described as follows: South h..i of the Southwest quarter of section 9, is township 8, So.th of ran-ea S. east, La. merwldian. pootilning 80 and b.I010 acres; one pair of oxen; one Creole horse and mare; one cow and calf. Terms-Cash at not less than appraise ment. A. B. DELAHOUSSAYE, May 28-5t Administrator. Notice. VILLE PLATTE, May 14,1894. I will apply to the Legislature at its present session for return to me of the moneys paid by Widow Godfroy Soileau for Lots 2 and 3, or Fractional South half of Section Ten (10) in T. 4, S. R. 2 E, the claim of the State having been re Jected. DOMATILLE SOILEAU, (Widow Derouen.) PUBLIC SALE. ESTATE OF PAULINA GUILLORY, DEC'D. No. 5284, PROBATE DOCKET, DISTRICT COURT PARuSI0 oF ST. LAUNDRY. 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 auction, to the last and highest bidder, by the undersigned administrator, or by a public auctioneer, at the last residence of the deceaseed, in Prairie Mamouth, on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27th, 1894, the following described property, belonging to the above estate, to-wit: i. The residence where the deceased last resided, situated in Point-aux-Pins, in prairie mamouth, St. Landry parish, con sisting of two hundred arpents of land more or less, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, bounded north by railroad land, south by Honore Fusilier and J. H. Parker, east by Euchariste Fontenot, and other land of the succession and west by other land of the succession. 2. Another plantation situated in the same h cality, containing one hundred and thirty arpents, more or'less, bounded north v by land of Julien Guillory, and others, south I by Don Louis Guillory, east by Chrlstoval I Soileau, and west by the above plantation. 1 I. Another plantation in the same local- t ity containing one hundred arpents of land, more or less, together with all the hnprove- y ments thereon, bounded north by railroad land applied for by Augustin Berza, south by J. it. Parker, east by the residence which is item one above. 4. A tract of prairie land in the same lo cality, containing one hundred arpents t more or less, bounded north by land of Ozeme D. Fontenot, south by homestead of R. O'Connor, east by Olubin McCauley, and west by J. P. Lafleur, Jr., and others. 5. Another tract of prairie lahd situated In prairie Mamouth, above parish, contain ing one hundred arpents, more or less, bounded north by homestead of Henry Gaty. south by railroad land, east by land occu pied by Jos. Brenen, and west by land of Alcee Vidrlne. 6. Another tract of prairie and wood land at Pointe Grand Louis, containing one hun dred arpents, more or less, bounded north by land of Emile Reed, south by Jos. Boutte. east by railroad land applied for by Aze lien Fruge, and west by Mrs. Ange Shuff. 7. Another tract, all prairie, in the same locality, containing fifty arpents, more or less, bounded north by land of Portalls Guillory, south by Angelas S. Fontenot, east by Hermogene Granger, and west 4y Porta lis Guillory. 8. Another tract of fifty arpents of wood land in Point Grand Louis, aforesaid par ish, bounded north by Lenfroy J. Fontenot, south by Emile Reed, east by railroad land and west by unknown. 9. Another tract of woodland in Point Grand Louis, containing seventy-five ar pents, more or less, bounded north by un known, south by Alcide P. Fontenot, east --, west-. 10. Another tract, mostly wood, In up per Mamouth, aforesaid parish, containing thirty arpents, bounded north by -, south by - , east by -, and west by Emile Fontenot. About fifteen head of horned cattle, seven pairs of work oxen, one sorrel American horse, one dun American horse, one bay American horse, one roan Creole horse, one sorrel Creole horse, three bay Creole mares. About eight wild mares ranging in prairie Mamouth, one old two-horse wagon, two old ox-wagons, one old peddling hack, two old hacks, one old two-horse wagon, one reaperand binder, one old buggy and har ness, one gig, theundivided half interest in a rice thresher, one corn sheller, one lot of about twenty hogs, one lot of pine lumber, 2500 pine covering boards, two plows and gears, a lot of household furniture and bed ding, a lot of kitchen furniture and cooking utensils, one old sewing machine, three old clocks, one cooking stove, one lot of crock ery, one shot gun and shot pouch, one lot of rough rice, seventeen sacks of rough rice stored at Opelousas, six bales cotton, about 200 barrels corn 4n the shuck, about 300 bundles fodder, one old F. 11. nlatform scale, one old counter Platform scale, the stock of goods, wares and merchanuise now In the store at the last residence of de ceased. TERMS--CASH. ALPIION8E TEVY, 33-6t. At minist:1ator. OUN&D GUIL-Y + F AND NTNED To Be Sold. A Big Batch of Goods Have been found guilty of occupying too much valuable space in our House, and ........ Must Be Cleaned Out ! Dress Calicoes ...................... 83 Light Calicoes.................... 4# Dress Calico.................... 5 Shirting Calico ................... 5 Dress Ginghams, 50 to............. 100 Apron Checked Ginghams, 4j and 50 Cheviots, 50 to ...................... 100 India Lawns, 5# to............... 20f Victoria Lawns, 100 to............. 250 Dotted and Plain Swiss, 100 to..... 359 Mull Plaids, 109 to ................ 250 Cross Bar, 50 to ..................... 209 White Embroidery, 2%0 to........ 259 Torchon Laces, 2%0 to............. 35 Laces, 59 to.... ............ . 350 Ladies' Vests, 5 to................ 50 Ladies' Silk Vests ................ 759 Barbers' Towels, per dozen ....... 650 Large White Huck Towels, prdoz. 750 Men's Colored Irankerchiefs ...... 59 Men's Cotton Windsors.......... 59 Men's Sateen Windsors ........... 8%0 Men's all Silk Wilndsors, were 259 now.... .............. ... 159 Men's all Silk Windsors, were 500 now ........ ..................... 259 Men's Balbriggan Half Hose, were 25, now..................... 12;9 Men's Fancy Striped Hose, were 259, now .................. 12#4 Men's Gauze Undershirts......... 209 Men's Jersey Ribbed Undershirts 250 Men's Outing Overshirts ........... 20f Men's Striped Overshirts.......... 359 Men's Neglige Overshirts .......... 500 Men's Black Sateen Overshirts.... 509 -Goods sent by Express C. 0. D., if stamps are enclosed to cover cost of expressage. Rates of express to Ope lousas $1.75 per 100 pounds. ROBI. ILtBROOK, Mason's Arcade, 210-212 Main Street. Houston, Tex. FOR SALE.---I have same AN deslrable lands which I will JAIL JI 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. GEORGEIC O. ELMS. THE PHYSICIAN who prescribes for you understands perfect ly well that he cannot be too careful. The more thoroughly he understands the art of healing the more thoroughly he appreciates 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 attendance may be rendered valueless. You call have as munch confidence in the prescriptions we till 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 rnAE MAna5. Qulity Irnrt ssM Always. SHi . & ID soN. SRUCCISTS, I e exclusive sale of these (loelrated Glasses in Opelousas, La., from the factory of Kellam & Moore, the only complete optical plant In tile outh. SIMPLE IN CONSTRUCTION LGHT RUNWNING AND DURABLE G6VES PERFECT SATISFACTION PAINGillUAR DW!OE t uallsW PH L AAELPIA, PA,. WHOLE.AL BIRANW l!H a OWgCAMO ILL '% CINCINNATI NNR. CHAMPION, SELF ITEATINT3 k Gas Flat Iron Io lore Fire on Ironing Day. lakes its own Gas. Absolutely Safe to Han Saves Money, Time, La , Fuel. Will last a Lifetime. Seeing is Believing. PERIOE _$5.0 Mr. Arthur Gardiner of f set will shortly begin canvassing trf parish and give every one interestes portunilty of seeing one of the greas ney saving Inventions of the age. An desiring to buy parish rights In is can apply to me by mail or in person a in oflice in Grand Coteau. E. V, BARRY, Agent, " may 2"83m Grand Coteau and Sunset, Lat. CMEATM TRADERMi a COPYRIGHTS. CAN I OBTAINA A ..W 9 oIt M UNNa~ & CO., who have had nar ift years' experience in the patent busines. Coºminle tions strictly confidental. Aaudbokof formatlon oonerning Patents and how to ob. tatlen t in free. lAo a f. t mahan. Patents taken throulim . ghoýdoh e pelnooen eie enledtllle n, thusare brought widely before th i with out cot to the invento This slendid a issued weekly, elegantlyiitred.s bfarth Butld busamin copieesdsent free. lrargest crulatiton . of ay ient in thea Splates, olo b cors, nd photrapih of new hoarses. ith plane, enohuing bullit to ibr the latest deslg and ecl contracts. Address MU.t . CO.. NOW YOag, 3.. Bao w . r. Caveatharoand - a rbtaied , andlPat eat business conducted for MODERATE irES. OUR Orrie a OPPosrr. U. S. PATlrr Orvne and we can secure patent n im time than those remote from Wsohington. Send model, drawing or photo., wt tlon. We advise if patentable or no free charge. Our tsee not due till patent i r'"i A PAMPHL. , "How to Obtai P tets," Wilth coat of same In the U. S. and ;orein woenirie C.A.SNOW& CO Opp. PeNT Q HA. .u DOlS AN N, Moint ain Bayou Sprin ' Have been thoroughly repaired and will beopened to the public on FRIbAY, JUNE Ist, 18)4, with a Ball. Everylody invited. These famous springs are tinder the management of Bmrs. Chas. Dossmanr. CHAS. DOS 3MANN, Dossmann, La, May 12,184.