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"Here Shall the Press the People's Rights Maintain, Unawed by Influence and Unbrlbed by Cain."
Adjoining the Opera House.
Large Stock of Hardware.
Pocket and Table Cutlery!
Agent f£ famous BUCK'S BRILLIANT Stoves and
for the QUICK MEAL Gasoline Stoves.
Practical Watchmaker and Jeweler, i
Has just opened his Jewelry Store and Watch Repairing Establishment, on Lan- l
dry Street, near the bank, where he will keep for sale, at the most reasonable s
prices, a full and select stock of
Watches, Clocks, Gold and Silver Ware,
Plated Ware, and everything to be found in a first-class establishment. Repairing
of Watches, Clocks ana Jewelry, given prompt attention and work guaranteed.
Public Patronage Respectfully Solicited. m5 c
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Victor, Gormully & Jeffrey, Columbia, Cleveland o
and several other high grade wheels. Bicycles sold on i
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andAll Property Worther high grade wheels. Bicycles Insuring.
C. Lazeasy payments. Correspondence solicLimited,
One Price Clothiers, Fuarnishers, and Hatters,
29, 31 and 33 Canal Street, Cor. North Peters, New Orleans.
April 27, 189..
Notice is hereby given that the following
named settler has filed notice of his inten
tionto make final roof in support of his
claim, and that said proof will be made be
fore B. Bloomfield. U. S. Commissioner at
Opelousas, on Tuesday. June 12, 184, vis:
who made Homestead Entry No. 9895, for
the 6S of SW Sec 8 and N½ of NW Sec 17
Tp 6 S R 1 W. La. Meridian.
lie names the following witnesses to
prove his continuous residence upon and
cultivation of said land, vis:
Appollinarie Fusllier, Henry Ed. Soileau,
Dupre Roy. Joseph Bellon, all of St. Landry
parish. La.
may 6t G. McD. BRUMBY, Reglster.
April 24, 1894.
Notice is hereby given that the following
named settler has filed notice of his inten
tion to make final proof in support of his
claim, and that said proof will be made be
fore E. NorthCullom, U. S. Oommissionerat
Opelousas, La., on Monday, June 4, 1894,
who made Homestead Entry No. 15657, for
the E½ of NWs and W7 of NE1t Sec. Si Tp.
5 S R 1 East, La. Meridian.
He names the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon and cultiva
tion of, said land, viz:
Theodore Tate, Ferdinand Tate, Lastie
Granger, Onile Manuel, all of St. Landry
Parish, La.
apl8-6t. Register.
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. m, the following des
cribed property, to-wit:
All the rights, title and interest in
and unto the undivided one-fifth of the
property following, to-wit: A certain
plantation situated in St. Landry par
ish, 4 miles south of the town of Opel
ousas, near Rider or Wyble's bridge, con
taining ±27 arpents superficial measure,
together with all the buildings and im
provements thereon, bounded as follows:
North and west by lands formerly of
John Wyble, now T. S. Richard, east by
lands formerly of Andre Wvble, 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 Union street, west by Main
street. One lot and improvements,
bounded north by Grolee street, south
by Pasquier, east by Ben Cuney, west
by Hollander.
may6 6t) Sheriff of St. Landry parish.
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
ir's I b er - sla sonTh
nish their promissory notes with two
good and solvent securities to the satis
faction of the administrator, The plan
tation to be sold and payable in three
equal installments, as follows: On the
first day of January, 1895, first day of
January, 1896, and first day of January,
1897, purchasers to furnish their notes
with two solvent personal securities
bearing eight per cent. per annum in
terest from the first day of January,
1895, until paid, and ten per cent. for at
torney's fees in case of suit to enforce
payment of same, and special mortgage
and vendor's lien and privilege to be re
tained on the property sold until full
and entire payment of the notes, inter
ests and costs.
may125t Administrator.
No. 5276, Probate Docket, District Curt, St.
Landry Parish, La.
By virtue of an order of the Hon. 11th Juiu*
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
qualifed auctioneer at the last residence of
the deceased, in this parish, on
THURSDAY, JUNE 21st, 1894,
the following described property, belonging
to the above estate, to-wit:
One hundred arpents of land situated in
section 2, township 3, south range 1, also
one bay mare, one bay horse, two cows and
calves, 3 head of hogs, one old wagon, one
jumper and harness, a lot of unthrashed
rice, one plow, one 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.
may 19-St Administratrix.
May 1, 1894.
Notice is hereby given that the following
named settler has filed notice of his Inten
tion to make final proof in support of his
claim, and that said proof will be made be
fore B. Bloomfield, U. S. Commissioner, at
Opelousas, La., on Tuesday, June 12,
1896, viz:
who made homestead entry No. 10809, for
the W½ of SE' and E4 of SW½s 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:
Anatole Bellon, Adam Young, F. X. Ben
non, Jessy Young, Sr, all of St. Landry par
ish, La.
may 16t G. McD. BRUMBY, Register.
May 9, l194.
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,
who made Homestead Entry No. 11264 for
the W of SWA S EI4 of SWi and SWti of
SER Sec 36 Tp 3 SR 1 W La Meridian.
He names the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon and cultiva
tion of said land, viz:
Jesse Reed, Gerome Solleau, Napoleon
Johnson, and Joseph Clark, all of St. Landry
parish, La.
may 196t G. McD. BRUMBY. Register.
To the Public !
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 wreck for years and I am now
sound and hearty from its use. Hundreds
of persons are using this medicine and I am
yet to find a person that is not entirely sat
sfled. The name of the medicine is '"Root
I Tea-Na." Anyone wishing the medicine
can get it through me at Plalsance, La., or
else to Felix Lastrapes, Opelousas, La. Cir
culars sent onapplcation. Address
apl 7-tf Plaisance, La.
For Sale.
An improved plantation with stock
and implements, three miles south of
Opelousas, in Bellevue, containing 766
acres. Apply to
may 17-tf Opelousas, La.
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 publlc
auction, to the last aid 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:
1. The residence Where the deceased last
resided, situated 4. Point-aux-Pins, in
prairie mamouth, SL Landry parish, con
sisting of two hundre4 arpents of land more
or less, together withball the buildings and
improvements thereon, bounded north by
railroad land, south tb Honore Fusilier and
J. H. Parker, east byEuchariste Fontenot,
and other land of the succe.and west
by other land of the $uccessiov
2. Another plantgtl. i in the
same locality, contnlgo and
thirty arpents, nrtdr s~ , north
by land of JullenGuillory, and hers, south
by Don Louis Gulilory, east by Christoval
Soileau, and west by the above plantation.
3. Another plantation in the same local
Ity containing one hundred arpents of land,
more or less, together with all the improve
ments thereon, bounded north by railroad
land applied for by Augustin Berza, south
by J. H. 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
more or less, bounded north by land of
Ozeme D. Fontenot, south by homestead of
It. O'Connor, east by Olubin McCauley, and
west by J. P. Lafleur, Jr., and others.
5. Another tract of prairie lalhd 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, ehst by land occu
pied by Jos. Brenen, and west by land of
Alcee Vidrine.
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 by Porta
lis Gulllory..
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
reaper and 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
scale, one old counter Platform scale, the
stock of goods, wares and merchandise now
in the store at the last residence of de
53-6t. Administrator.
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
improvements, described as follows: South
half of the Southwest quarter of section
9, in township s, South of rane 5, east, La.
meridian, _onnta nin"a a)nd S910 acres;
one pair of oxen; one Creole horse and
mare; one cow and calf.
Terms-Cash at not less than appraise
May 2.-5t Administrator.
TAKEN UP-By the undersigned,
near Sunset, a black Creole mare with
blaze in the forehead, branded on the
foreshoulder, thus: 1
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 proviig same and paing
costs. A.X. BURLEIGk.
May 25-5t.
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.
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 paving costs of this
notice. DUREL MILLER.,
Seeleyville P. O, La.
May 26-4t
VILLE PLATTE, May 14, 194.
I will apply to the Legislature at its
present session for return to me of the
moneys paid by Widow Godfroy Solleau
for Lots 2 and 3, or Fractional South
half of Section Ten (10) in T. 4, 8. R. 2 E,
the claim of the State having been re
(Widow Deronen.)
Notice to the Public.
VILLE PLATTE. LA., April 10, 189.
I take pleasurein notifying my friends and
the public generally that I will giveespecial
attention to all succession business entrust
ed to my care and will promptly settle to the
satisfaction of all parties an and a sue
business. L.J. DOSSMANN.
apl l--m Notary Public.
IAT fl FOR SALE.---I have some
AIA P | desirable lands which I will
sell chaap and on reasonable
terms. Any one who has a
l1ttle money and wllm work can get a farm
and home. am at home on Mondays gen
erally. (SEORGE O. ELMS.
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 sh~ll intrude
upon, or, use insulting, obscene, or
abusive 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
2. Be it ordained, that climbing
over the wire fence inclosing said cem
etery is hereby denounced as a misde
meanor, punishable by a like fine, im
prisonment or labor as prescribed in
section one of this series.
3. It shall also constitute a misdemea
nor for any one teo-Isehieveusly plaek
flowers, etc., from around and about the
graves and tombs of the dead, unless it
be those who placed them there. Any
person so offending shall be condemned
to a fine of two dollars, or two days of
imprisonment, or labor on the streets of
Opelousas for two days.
4 Be it ordained, That whoever shall
be found guilty by the Mayor of open
ing tombs, or in any manner disturbing
or disfiguring a tomb, shall be deemed
guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon trial
and conviction thereof shall be fined
ten dollars, and in default of paying it,
shall be imprisoned ten days, or con
demned to work ten days on the streets
of Opelousas.
5. Be it ordained, That driving over
the graves of the cemetery, or outside
the spaces designed and marked out for
th% passage of vehicles of any kind with
in the cemetery, shall be deemed a mis
demeanor, and upon conviction thereof
shall pay a fine of five dollars.
6. Be it ordained, Teat every person
desiring to bury his deed within the in
closure of said cemetery, shall before
doing so obtain a permit from the Presi
dent of the Cemetery Board; and
Be it further ordained, That in each
and every case of the infraction of any
one or more of the above and foregoing
ordinances, condemned parties shall pay
all costs of trial, and in defalt thereof,
shall be condemned to work on the
streets of Opelousas at the rate of one
dollar per day, and fraction thereof.
8. Be it furtherordained, Thatall fines
paid to the Mayor imposed on persons
and collected of them for the violation
of any of the foregoing ordinances, sall
go, and shall be placed by, the Mayor
and Treasurer of the town, to the credit
of the said cemetery fund.
Be it further ordained, That it shall
be the duty of the Mayor of the town of
Opelousas, upon affidavit made before
him charging any person or persons
with the violation of any one or more
of the foregoing ordinances, to cause
such person or persons to be brought
before him by the town constable, to be
dealt with according to law.
Thus done and passed at a regular
meeting of the Town Council of the
town of Opelousas, La., this 7th day of
May A. D. 1894.
Prest. of Board of Police of Opelousas.
W. R. COCHnAN, Clerk.
The Trotting Stallion,
Sired by Chas. Caffery, trial 2:26, and sire of
Bobbie P. 2:18; Kate Caffery 2:25 and ten
more in the 30 list. Dam Julia, dam of Louis
P. 2:294; Wanamaker 2:29%; and Jennie
Cobb 2:304, by Happy Medium, sire of Nan
cy Hanks 2:04, and 84 more in the 30 list.
Thus it will be Centhat Louis P. Is bred in
the height of fashion, that his dam has pro
duced three with records better than 301.
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 2:2911n 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. Ife 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 r.cear1itof Nebraska,
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 Preclosa 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 Tweedie place in Bellevue, four miles
south of Opelousas, Louis P. at $25, Storm
Clond 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,
Opelousas, - - La.
Office with K]rrEETH BAILLIO, EsQ.
Special attention given to collec
tion of claims and investigat
ing land titles.
Notice for Bids.
In compliance with the resolution of
the Police Jury, I will receive sealed
proposals until Monday, June 11th, 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 tje Police Jury.
The Police Jury reserves the right to re
ject any and all bids.
E. H. McGEE,
President Police Jury.
CarseandTrade-Marks obtaid,and al PaR
l buines conducted for MoorzarA Fees.
Ouu.Omeg !s OPosnr' U. S. PATENTr OrIE
andwe can scure patent in icsu time than those
remote from Wulhagton.
Send modd, drawing or photo., with dscrip
tion. We advise, i petaMble or not, free of
charge. Our fee not due till patent is secared,
A PAMSPE, "How to Obtain Patents," with
cost of inthe . S. and foreincountries
COTTAGES Centrall, located and quiet
uly tf M. VIASE A
May 29th, 1894.
Still hot and dusty. -
The sound of the carpenters' hammers
tells us that the town is undergoing im
Mr. O. Dardeau is having the interior
of his house remodeled.
Mr. T. Coreil is having considerable
improvement made on his house-the
chimney torn down and changed place;
the old openings of the house taken out
and new and larger ones put in their
places, making the house much cooler.
He will also have an addition built to
his house, in the shape of an octagon.
The store of A. Currie & Co. is having
a change of roof.
We had the pleasure of being at the
entertainment given for the benefit of
the school house at Chataignier last
Sunday. It was a success, as was evinced
from the sweet smiling face of the fair
teacher, Miss Swayze.
The second nine of the J. D. C. Base
Ball Club, of Ville Platte, entertained
their neighbors of Chataignier on last
Sunday, on the Chataignier grounds.
The game was -closed by mutual consent
on the sixth inning. lhe J. D. C.'s were
The J. D. C. first nine will play the
C. M. Thompson Hustlers next Sunday,
the second game in a series of two out of
three. Come everybody; the game will
be a good one. We are informed that
Mr. Frank Dietlein will be umpire. We
are glad of that, as Mr. D. is a good um
We are going to make an effort to
have our mail delivered from Opelousas
instead of Washington. Won'tyou help
us in the move, Mr. Editor? Then we
may have a line of hacks running be
tween the two places. JAKE.
CHATAIGNIER 28 M1ai, 1894.
Un temps magnifique a favorise la re
presentation et le bal donne au benefice
de l'Ecole du Chataignier. Nous re
mercions cordialement nos voisins de
Ville Platte qui nous ont apporte leur
genereuse aidg, ainsi que le String Band,
amt ne par le professeur Mouilland qui
est venu nous assister. Nous vous ren
drons la pareille, voisins!!
A 8 heures du soir, le rideau s'est leve,
et le Docteur Moncla, dans un magnifi
que speech, a expose a l'assemblee lo
but que le comite de l'Ecole publique
avait en vue en donnant au Chataignier
une representation, et montrant en le
prouvant le benefice de l'education. En
suite est venue une piece Francaise, "ie
billet rose" jouee par Messieurs Henry
et George Guitlet, et par Mile. Marthe
leur seur. La piece a eu beaucoup de
succes, et a ete parfaitement interpretee.
Les tableaux sons la direction intelli
gente et Melle. Lilly Swayzee, notre
maitresse d'ecole, et de Melle. Mammie
Mouilland de Ville Platte, ont ete su
perieurement rendus. Mr. Eddy Ozee a
chants avec beaucoup dechic une vieille
chanson "old joe," et nous a beaucoup
amuse. Apres lui Melle. Marthe Guillet
a debite av c beaucoup de justesse et
d'intelligence, le poeme Francaise "la
mort de Jeanne d'Arc. L'assistance
choisie qui assistait a cette representa
tion a ete surprise de voir pareille chose
dans notre endroit et nous a beaucoup
felicite des progres accomplis; ce que
nous devons aux families A. Guillet,
Fabius Vidrine et Louis Veillons. Mal
gre une opposition stupide et fanatique
de certaines personnes qui voudralent
voir le fermier continuer a brouter les
paturages de l'erreur et de l'ignorance,
Panrtidvr it3 wi irs iedthrasnrligdo
tous ces ennuyeux bourdonnements.
Le succes de notre entreprise a ete
magnifique et nous avons collecte $70.95.
Nous avons done lieu de nous feliciter
de notre reussite, et nous etions loin de
prevoir un succes aussi complet. Notre
endroit du Chataignier en sera honore
et de pareilles choses doivent etre en
couragees. BIBI.
VILLE PLATTE 30 Mai, 1894.
Depuis longtemps les Inspecteurs lo
caux de 1'Ecole publique du Chataig
nier, avaient decide de continuer pen
dant quelques mois encore lee cours de
leur Ecole, afin de donner aux enfants
qui la frequentaient la duree normale
d'une annee scolaire.
Pour arriver a leur but; ils avaient
convie, non seulement les habitants du
Chataignier, male lee populations voi
sins, a un grand festival qui s'est donne,
Samedi 26 du present moles, et avec un
plein succes,
Cette fete, unique, dans lee annales de
nos compagnes se com-posait: d'une co
medie francaise "Le billet rose," ta
bleaux. recitations, etc.
Le rideau s~est le-ve a lieeur.- d soir.
Apres une marche vivement enlever
par lee musiciens de l'orchestra, Mr.
Henri Guillet a presente a l'auditoire
Mr. le Dr. Moncla.
Dans une improvisation aussi elo
quente que bien inspiree; l'orateur s'est
fait longuement applaudir, en faisant le
parralele du Passe et de l'Avenir.
Le Passe, vigoureux, honnete, mais
desarme de tous see avantages, faute
d'Instruction; l'Avenir avec lee memes
qualites de force et d'energie; mail aide,
soutenu, eclaire par une solide educa
Le "billet rose" (comedie-vaudeville
en deun actes) a ete enleve avec une
verve endiablee par Messieurs Henri
Guillet, Georges Guillet et la toute
gracieuse Martha Guillet.
La "mort de Jeanne d'Arc" un chant
de bercense, ont etc tres-remarques.
Les tableaux vivants parfaitement re
ussis, out ete tree-applaudis: un surtout
merite une mention toute particuliere.
Melle. Lillie Swayze, jeune Alle char
mante, institutrie et titutrice de 1'Ecole
du Chataignier, etait tout simplement
exquise, certainement on ne pouvait
mieux personnifier tn beau Jour de
Melle. Aimee Mouillaud, de las Ville
Platte, representait ia nuit, et je vous
assure que cette euit n'avait rien d'ef
frayant; drapee dans an costume noir,
constelle d'etoiles, elle en etait presque
lumineuse, et le croissant d'argent qui
brillait sur son front, avait des reflets si
dour qu'il nouns faisait presque deviner
l'Aurore. "Old black Joe" a ete par
faitement rendu par le Jeune E. Hoses.
Le tout s'est termine par une ssuterie
qui n'a pris fin qu'aunx premieres lueurs
dujour. Mais pour arriver a ce resultat
ii a fallu un travail obstine, une patience
a toute epreuve, une energie encroyable.
Malgre une opposition tree forte et
meme violente, lee directrices et direc
teurs, a qui incombait sla tache et le de
voir de mener a bien cette entreprise,
out reassi d'ane maniere complete.
Tout le merite leur en revient, et nousn
devons citer leurs noms. Mesdames
Bertha Guillet, Josephine Moncla, Ce
lestin Veillon, Fabius Vidrine; qui out
ete parfaitement secondees par Mes
sieurs Dorsin Lafleur, Alphonse Guillet,
Fabuis Vidrine, Dr. Moncla, Celestin
Veillon. J. M.
MERS~Y FARMI Miles Soith
I ! FAR , of Opelouss.
tl milkers and butter producers.
at head of herd, sire Butis Stoke Pogis,
grand sire Prince of Melrose; dam:
iRomping Miss; record 23 pounds, one
ounce in seven days.
Correspondence solicited.
May 19-3m W. 8S. OBIER.
NOTICE .-Hunting and tresspasslng on
Imy home farm near Opelousas, strictly
prohibited, under pjenalty of law.
A ~iloonlight Picnic.
A novel and withal enjoyable moon
light picnic was given at Woodworth
springs last Friday night by some in
cognito gentlemen. I am of the opinion
however, that the Lexicon contains oth
er words more applicable than "Moon
light," as the absence of that astute in
dividual's effulgent countenance in tote
precluded even the propriety of its use.
However, I shall discontinue my anno
tations on such insignificant circum
stances and proceed to tell what a moon
light picnic is, omitting the first com
pound word. With commodious surries
and spirited teams, we lined up at the
house of our chaperons, Mr. and Mrs.
Irion preparatory to starting. At last,
when the word was passed down the
line, we started off, I may say funereal
like. But everybody arrived there in
glowing spirits. The entire scene was
illuminated with gasoline jets and the
merry laughs from the jubilant hearts
echoed and reverberated throughout the
labarynths of defl and vale.
After the numerous baskets, bundles,
te., were l'y wd tir iS
ion, the cry arose ote mu when
lo I nothngbut the neighboring hills
gave back the echo of their cries. "Old
Tom" heard not their calls, but methinks
was safely ensconced on some conveni
ent mound recuperating from the effects
of a healthy "jag." Search was vain.
Notwithstanding the many oaths and
promises extracted from him, he failed
to report. A serious and puzzling ques
tion presented itself. Where was the
musician to come from? At eleven
o'clock, was it possible to secure one ?
Surely chagrin and disappointment was
ours. Nay, not so! For when visual
disappointment settled on each troubled
brow, two sons of chivalry, loth to see
the fair ones disappointed7 secured a
team and were "on to Washington" and
in what seemed hours to the waiting
ones, they returned triumphant, with
Mr. Richard. Again all was mirth and
gladness. The inovin feet undulated
with the beautifu music. Happy
voices once more malte the old woods
ring. Everything was conducive to the
utmost pleasure: the ride, the music,
the delicious supper and the pleasant
Some, we noticed, despite all the aus
picious circumstances seemed to be af
fected with quietude. One character I
cannot forbear to mention. We 'noted
the evolutions of his cogitations. IHe
sat aloof with sedate mien and immo
bile countenance. Some ineradicablo
evil seemed to be rankling in the pro
fundities of his heart, and lie descended
from his lofty perch, and unnoticed
save by "mine eyes," stole silently out
into the obscurities of the Stygian dark
ness. My apprehensions were immedi
ately arousd did that fixed and deter
mined look, those compressed lips and
grating teeth mean a suicidal intent ?
No, I am relieved! With a deep sigh he
drops on a rustic bench, and "ever and
anon" I catch the sonorous vibrations
of his voice. I hnow he is saved. I say
in my heart: 0 woman, look on thy
When the long table was finally set
and we were called upon, all responded
with avidity. Even the despondent
child of. adversity arose from his im
promptu bed and lost no time procuring
a desirable position at the table. After
supper dancing was indulged in until
way after the proud monarch of the
n.ght broke the chain of darkness and
smiled down upon the happy throng, as
If in approbation of the scene.
n tmm·mu'rmf-tni -c -r o ..e .
woods, we were on our way home, each
satisfied, I may add with a few excep.
tions, with the evening's enjoyment.
ONE or Tnmar.
Governor Foster on Cri~mnal
To the Editor of the CLARION:
I see in the Governor's message to the
General Assembly an allusion to the
criminal expenses of the several par
ishes, where he says that at least one
third of the revenues of the parishes
goes toward defraying criminal expen
ses, and that they consist mainly in the
support of accused parties in jail await
ing trial, witness and jury fees, justices
of-the-peace and constables' costs; that
the great bulk of criminal prosecutions
are for minor offenses, and that they in
volve burdensome charges, both in the
justices and district courts. And the
Governor goes on further and prescribes
as a remedy that an amendment be
made to the constitution divesting jus
tices-of-peace of all criminal authority
save that of committal for trial, and the
crettion aitt-di tablishni5nt of an inor
criminal court in each parish.
While I approve the views of the Gov
ernor on criminal expenses, I do not be
lieve it safe to create another criminal
court, as, in my opinion, we have courts
enough in the districts, and justices-of
the-peace; only give the latter more
jurisdiction. It is my firm belief that
if the justices-of-the-peace were vested
(not divested) with more authority, so
as to try all these minor criminal eases
with the assistance of a jury of five, that
the criminal dockets would be greatly
reduced, and thereby reducing the crim
inal expenses, as the witnesses in crimi
nal casesare not paid by justices' courts,
and it would be seen that the hoodlums
and toughs of the different parishes
would soon learn to fear and respect the
law, because these little minor offenses,
as a general rule, instead of dragging
from term to term in our district court,
would be immediately brought to trial
before a judge and a fury personally ac
quainted with the accused and the wit
nesses, thereby assisting them in acting
more intelligently. In great many of
these minor cases if the accused parties
would be speedily and sumarily tried and
if found guilty given the full extent of
the law, it would tend towards warning
them for the future, and they would not,
in great many instances, in after years,
fill the grave of a hoodlum.
As to criminal expenses regarding jus
tices-of-the-peace and constables, let the
Constitution be amended so as to allow
them salaries to be based on the number
of votes cast in their respective wards,
as it is done now in this parish by agree
ment between the latter and the police
jury. A JUSTIca-ov-~rnH-PRACs.
Ville Platte, May 22nd, 1894.
rHAT In my neighborhood, two miles
northeast of the town of Opelousas, the
following unknown animals can be found,
upon paying the advertlsqment of same;
One dun horse, apparently gentle, branded
on shoulder and hip; three red cows and
one calf, all branded; one ted ball, appar
ently of ine stock, branded. For further
particulars apply at my omce.
ju2 2 J. B. G. DONATO.
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