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IL. IIODEMULLEER, Publisher. Mubscription: $1 Per Year. Entered at the Post-Ofice at Opelousas, La., as second class matter. OPELOUSAS, SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1894. The dust! the dust! is had enough That makes us sneeze and wipe our eyes; BIut there's another nuisance, about as tough : Those persevering, unrelenting, sum mer flies. Senator Levert's anti-pool-selling bill has passed the Senate by a vote of 30 to 2. A good meal, with Ice-Cream for dessert, for 25c, at Mrs. Perrault's. Shute & Duson are having their drugstore premises enclosed with a neat fence. A second hand Piano (Liepsig) for sale cheap; apply to M. Vila seca. may 12tf The dust is becoming intolerable. A good shower would be appreciat ed just now. Go to the Railroad Photo Car for the finest photos you ever saw in your life. Senator Ward and Mr. C. S. Elms have our thanks for copies of the Governor's message. The Franklin Vindicator says the cows have possession of the town. They haven't exactly got Opolousas yet, but they have a good, pulling hold on it. The finest Photographs in the city at the Railroad Photo Car. Come and see; they are fine and cheap. Walter Jlazieton was arrested last weely at Black Lake in the northern part of this parish, and lodged in jail for stabbing Sam Rusk, by deputy-sheriff Williams. Robert Chachere & Bro. have purchased the stock of groceries, etc., of A. & E. Loeb, who opened up here about two weeks since, the sale taking place on Tuesday morning. 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 A bill has been introduced in the House by Representative O'Neil, of New Orleans, providing for the forfeiture of the Charter of Tulane University on the grounds of a vio lation of contract. Dr. Duson, Specialist; eye, ear, nose and throat. Hours from 10 to 12 a. m. Office with Dr. I. E. Shute, Opelousas, La. 17y Chas. H. Trousdale, late editor of the Monroe Telegraph-Bulletin, has been nominated by the President to be postmaster at Monroe, on the recommendation of Congressman Boatner. Dr. Irion's office hours are from 10 a. m., to 1 p. in., and from 3 to 6 p. m. On Saturdays, from 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. 4-26-tf. Representative Stagg has intro duced in the House a bill to amend and re-enact section 2924 of the Revised Civil. Code of Louisiana; also, a bill making usury a misde meanor and providing for its pun ishment. Sam Jones, the famous. Georgia evangelist, passed through here on the evening train, Wednesday, on his way to Alexandria. A large number of the townfolk were at the depot to catch a glimpse of him. Mr. Pasquale DelBuono has had his building adjoining Desmarais' grocery somewhat improved, and has opened his ice depot and fruit stand therein. We understand he intends to rebuild his store as soon as satisfactory arrangements can be made. The Governor has appointed Adolph Guillory Justice-of-the Peace for the second ward of this parish, vice John B. Fontenot re signed; and Edgar Landry, consta ble for same ward, vice Adolph Guillory, resigned. A Washington special says: "The House committee on election of President and Vice-President has decided to make a favorable report on the bill of Representative Tucker of Virginia, providing for the election of United States Sen ator by direct vote of the people." The lawn party given on the courthouse square last Friday night by the ladies of the W. C. T. U., was a pleasant affair, and we learn added a handsome sum to the treasury of the white ribbon union. An interesting program, consisting of recitations, addresses, songs, etc., was also given in the court room. The members of the Opelousas bar met at the courthouse on Wed nesday morning, for the purpose of protesting against the passage of the bill introduced in the Legisla ture to discontinue the country terms of the Supreme Court, and delegated lion. Gilbert L. Dupre to represent them in the matter. He left for Baton Rouge on the noon train Thursday. The Senate Judiciary committee has reported favorably on Senator Pugh's bill to discontinue the country sessions of the Supreme Court and lengthen the session in New Orleans to nine months, All of the lawyers on the committee favor the bill and it is expected it will pass the Senate. Sessions are now held at Opelousas, Monroe and Shreveport. Since the above was written the bill has passed the Senate. THE SUNDAY LAW CASES. The question has been asked: "Does it pay to prosecute the Sun day law cases ?" The question implies that there may be criminal laws on our statute book which the grand juries and district attorney are at liberty to disregard because difficult of en forcement. The grand juries are sworn and charged by the court to present all violators of the law without fear or favor, and the dis trict attorney is also sworn to pros ecute all persons charged with crime without fear or favor. How then could these officials discrimi nate in favor of the Sunday law vioiators without violating their own sworn duty? But suppose it be once admitted that the officials charged with these grave duties could exercise the authority hinted at-who could say where the exercise of this discre tionary power would stop, and how many other classes of law breakers would make it too expensive to pros ecute them ? But the prosecution of the Sun day law violators though thus far they have resulted in acquittals, have not been without decided gain toward enforcing obedience to the law. It has had the effect of clos ing up on Sunday every saloon in our town, and as far as we know throughout the parish. Moreover, we are informed by several persons accused of this offense that they will not open in the future, but on the contrary will obey the law and help secure the conviction of any person found violating the same. To have accomplished this much was surely worth the time spent in their trial-even if it did con sume one week of the court's time. While on this subject we may say that the Sunday law is approv ed of and supported by the great majority of the people of this par ish as a police measure. Its bene ficial effect is more felt in the coun try districts where the people have no police to protect them against the lawlessness of the turbulent and unruly classes. And we may say that the great opposition to the law so much harped upon by the lawyers defending these cases ex ists only in their imagination. There is opposition to its enforce ment, but it is confined to the peo ple who sell liquor in the towns. The merchants almost universally favor the Sunday law, as also all the planters and farmers. Sunday in the towns is the best day in the week in a business point of view for many of the liquor sellers. The shops and stores are closed up and many people who are busy during the week are unoccupied on Sun day and find time and inclination to spend their time and money in the coffee houses which they enter through the back door. All these considerations however are as nothing when weighed in the balance with the public necessity of enforcing the laws as they stand upon the statute books. Suffering one law to be violated with impu nity, especially if it be done by common consent, is a serious blow to the administration of all law, because it brings the courts and law officers into contempt. If it be an established and admitted fact that the law officers of this court can not enforce the Sunday law, then indeed will the adminis tration of the law here be reduced to the well merited contempt of all law abiding people; and it will be time for them to inquire where they are to look for the protection of life and property ? If the courts in this district haven't got sufficient authority and Infuence to enforce the Sunday law, what assurance have the law-abiding element that they can withstand any com bination of law breakers ? None, none whatever. Do not loose this chance, but go at once to the Palace Railroad Photogragh Car, and have your photographs of yourself, family or best girl taken, for you know there is danger and death in delay. The Louisiana State Medical As sociation held its fifteenth annual session at New Orleans this week. The appreciation of the association was evidenced by the large num ber of new applicants for member ship. Among those present we find the following doctors from this parish: T. T. Tarleton, Grand Co teau; J. A. Haas, R. T. Marshall, J. H. Parker, Ville Platte; W. H. Ray, Chataignier; R. M. Littell, Opelousas; G. R. Tolson, Melville; V. C. Reynolds, Big Cane; R. E. Oden, Bayoun Current. One of the most interesting pa pers read was one by Dr. A. J. Bloch, on the "Diagnosis and Treat ment of the Chronic Diseases of the Stomach." He also made an ex periment of cleaning out the Stom ach to show. the easiness with which it can be done. Dr. F. J. Mayer, of the Quaran tine station, moved that a bill be brought before the Legislature re lating to the proper registration of births, and interments of the dead, together with a publication of the disease causing death, which was passed unanimously. He also sug gested the passage of a bill for the protection of the people from con tagious diseases, citing an instance wherein such a law was necessary, which was also passed unani mously. Don't forget the Railroad Photo Car is now in the city, and will be here only a short time; so if you want something fine in this line be sure and visit the car. The CLARION acknowledges with pleasure the receipt of an invita tion to be present at the marriage of our young friend and former townsman, Mr. Arthur Bonnet, to Miss Claire Amelie Cornay, a charming young lady of Lafayette, La., which will take place on Wed nesday evening, June 6th, 1894, at St. John's Catholic church, Lafa yette, TowN LoTs,-Deslrably situated, in the town of Opelousas, will be sold cheap, for cash or credit. Ap ply to I, B, CL&ACERE. 33-4t. SOIM1ETIULG NEW. The Southern Art Co., with their Palace Railroad Photo Car, is now in the city and will be here some two or three weeks, so if you want something fine, at less than half the price you usually pay, go at once; do not wait. Car is on railroad track, Landry street. THE RACES.-The Washington Jockey Club scored a signal success on last Sunday, the races given by it being the best that have taken place in the parish for a long time. The weather was all that could be desired, and the track was in prime condition. The first race, for the 3:00 class, was called promptly at 12:30 o'clock, with the following entries: "Dixie Trix," by Dr. O. P. Daly; "Maud S." by Dr. J. P. Saizan; "May," by O. J. Stokes; "King," by Willie Elter; "Warwick," by Dr. W. J. Offutt. The race was for a purse of $100.00, mile heats, three best in five, and was won as follows: "Dixie Trix," first money, $60.00; "Maud S." se cond money, $25.00; "May," third money, $15.00. The second race, for the 2:30 class, was also for a $100.00 purse, mile heats three best in five, and the following horses were entered: "Aldebaron" and "Tommy," by R. L. Harvey, and "Louis P." by O. J. Stokes. The race was won as fol lows: "Aldebaron," first money, two-thirds of purse; "Tommy," i second money, one third of purse. There were only three entries in the bicycle race: Messrs. F. J. Dietlein, J. T. Skipper and Remi Wallior of this place, and it was won t by Mr. Dietlein who received the gold medal prize, Mr. Skipper coming out second. We were not present but learn that at least 1500 people attended, t over $300 being taken in at the gate. We desire to call the attention of our esteemed confrere, the Cou rier, to the fact that its boasted reputation for infallible (?) accura cy has ;sstained a severe shock and needs a little tonic. In its publication of the Police Jury proceedings, in its issue of the 19th, we find the following: J. O. Chachere, bridging bayou over King's levee, 1st ward.............. 155 60 J. T. Stewart, lumber for building bridge over King's levee 1st ward 6.72 J. T. Stewart, lumber for building bridge over King's levee, 1st ward 7.57 J. T. Stewart, lumber for building bridge over King's levee, 1st ward 87.12 J. T. Stewart, lumber for building bridge over King's levee, 1st ward 92.23 The minute book of the Police Jury shows that the clerk wrote, and the CLARION, the official organ of that body, published it as writ ten, thus: J. O. Chachere, building bridge over King's levee, 1st ward 155.60 J. T. Stewart, lumber, 1st ward, 1894 6.72 .7.57 .-* ** . ** ** ** 87.12 .** ** . . ** 92.23 A comparison will show that, it would be wiser for our esteemed confrere in the future, should it again become over-inflated with the belief in its infallibility to err, and become possessed of an insa tiable desire to eradicate the motes from its neighbor's eyes, to bear in mind the old adage: "People who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others." The Hon. E. B. Dubuisson per formed his duty as pros ecuting officer in the Sunday law cases with great ability and with as much zeal and earnestness as he always displays in the discharge of his official dutas. With such an officer in charge of this department, it is very erroneous to say that the law can not be enforced. It can be enforced, and there is not a particle of doubt that it will be. One or two acquittals before a petit jury will not wipe out a law from the statute books, and as long as it stands unrepealed the courts must enforce it or keep on trying. We are informed that in both the cases that were tried the members of the jury explain that they acquitted because a violation of the law was not proved upon the particular Sunday charged in the bill of in dictment. And they also declare that they would have convicted had the proof showed that fact. We will add that the Judge's charge to the jury and -his rulings were strictly for the enforcement of the law. The excursion to Thibodaux on last Sunday was a success for the railroad boys from a financial standpoint-they estimate having cleared between five and six hun dred dollars. Very few people at tended from Washington and this place on account of the races, but the towns of Lafayette, New Iberia, Jeanerette, Baldwin, Franklin and Pattersonville, supplied the crowds. The railroad boys prided them selves on always giving comfort able excursions; but they failed in this instance to sustain that re putation, as the train was uncom fortably crowded and there was no water on the train after it reached Morgan City on the down trip, and on the return trip there was none from the begining to the end of the trip, and a handsome price was charged for refreshments. They should profit by this experience and on future excursions endeavor to redeem themselves. Mr. E. V. Barry, of Sunset, has accepted the agency of the Opelou Ice and Bottling Works, and has just completed a large ice box to carry a large quantity of ice, and will sell at factory prices. The people of Sunset, Grand Coteau, Arnaudville and Churchpoint, and the contiguous neighborhoods will no doubt be pleased to learn of this convenience and should patronize him accordingly. The Railroad Photograph Car of the Southern Art Co, which has been located on Front street for about two months, left last week for Opelousas. We are in. formed that they did a good busi ness here, amounting to over $2000. -Alexandria Democrat. The car arrived here last Friday and is located on Landry Street, opposite Clements & Healev's store. DISTRICT COURT. The following is a synopsis of the business transacted by the court since our last report, up to ad journment: Thursday, May 24. Geo. L. Havard vs. H. L. Garland; judgment. L. I. Tansey vs. J. Bte. Balque; motion for new -trial argued, submitted and overruled. Estate of Arvillien Valere; opposition of widow and natural tutrix maintained and her demand to be appointed admin istratrix allowed. D. Lalanne vs. M. L. & T. R. R. Co.; argued, submitted and taken under ad visement. Armand Forest vs. Eugene David; motion for new trial taken up, argued, submitted and taken under advisement. State of La. vs. Casemire Robert; mo tion for new trial argued, submitted and taken under advisement. Geo. W. Sentell vs. Dr. J. H. Walker; judgment. C. M. Thompson vs. W. W. Queen; judgment. Estate of John Boone; default against all parties. J. J. Landreneau vs. Treville Rideau; judgment. C. J. Thompson vs. Isam West; Judg ment. State vs. Dr. D. A. Savant; pleads not guilty; prays for trial by jury. Estate of Mary T. Hardy; appearance of Virginia S. Garland in her capacity as administratrix filed. The following cases were continued until Sept. 10,1894: Julius James, Dave Conklin, Pat. Screen, Julien Claude, Ed gar Boudreau, Jake Erhardt, Willie Triay, Wm. Crawford, J. Bte. Chevis, J. L. Goudchaux, N. C. Devilliers, Agricole Nevilliers, Albert Boudreau, Edgar Meche Joseph Speyrer, V. H. Sibille, L. S. Havard,Leopold Goudchaux, Leo pold Mann, Henry Schrewe, E. V. Barry, Jules Petetin, Charles Richard. State vs. M. Firnberg; application for i writs of prohibition and certiorari. Friday May 25. D. Lalanne vs. M. R. R.; Littell & He bert vs. same; H. Clay vs. same; agreed 1 that judgment shall be rendered on first day of next term. Adam Smith vs. J. D. Haggerty et al.; rappeal taken to Circuit Court. Estate of Mary T. Hardy; answer filed, Estate of Olivier Guillory; default. Schmidt & Zeigler vs. L. Schnerb ,i Bro.; judgment. Estate of Mary T. Hardy; rule argued. submitted and taken under advisement Mrs. Mary Quirk et al. vs. Thoma a Quirk, administrator; Henry Manuel vs Alfred Young, administrator; suspen sive appeal to Circuit Court. Philip Thompson vs. A. H. Mouton: dismissed at plaintiff's cost. State vs. Paul Besson; refixed for Dec 10, 1894. State vs. M. Firnberg; writs of cer e tiorari and prohibition refused by the f Supreme Court; trial proceeded with. Tansey vs. Baique; appeal. D. Roos & Son vs. Theodore Marcan tel; default confirmed. H. L. Garland vs. Geo. L. Havard and 1 Geo. L. Havard vs. H. L. Garland, re ceiver; suspensive and devolutive ap peal granted. Board of Police of Opelousas vs. Austin Lacombe; judgment for plaintiff. State vs. Casemire Robert; motion for new trial overruled. C. M. Thompson vs. W. W. Queen; $10 taked as curator's fee. McE1Henney et al. vs. Hazlewood et al.; suspensive appeal taken by inter venor. Armand Forest vs. Eugene David; mo tion for new trial overruled. Mrs. Mathilde Lafleur, wife, vs. Arnold Veillon et al.; motion to suspend over ruled. Millie Denton vs. Howard Washing ton; judgment. State vs. Marx Firnberg; violating Sunday law; not guilty. B. Murrell vs. C. M. Thompson; sub mitted by consent. F. M. Mudd vs. Ed. Alcott; suspensive and devolutive appeal taken. State vs. Jean Bte. Antoine; motion in arrest of judgment filed, argued and overruled. M. D. Levy vs. Rosa Guidry; Schmidt & Zeigler vs. L. Schnerb & Bro.; suspen sive and devolutive appeal taken. State vs. J. B. Antoine; suspensive ap peal to Supreme Court. State vs. Jack Bellard; suspensive ap peal to Supreme Court. The following sentences were passed: J. Bte. Antoine; .15 or 15 days. Adolphe Landry; eight months in pen itentiary. Louis Campbell, two months in parish jail. Dan Gilbert; five months in peniten , tiary. Simon Johnson; one year in peniten tiary. Dubal Cooke; seven months in parish Sjail. r Wm. Antoine; five months in peniten tiary. VRobert Gatsen; four months "in peni tentiary. t Davis Lewis; five months in peniten Stiary. Casemire Robert; five months in pen itentiary. B Olin Young; four months in peniten g tiary. Jack Bellard; one year penitentiary. Griffin Nash ; three months parish jail. Grandison Burnett; four months in parish jail. Frank Scott; fifteen days parish jail. Julien Broussard; two years in peni tentiary. Wm. Swain et als; six months in pen itentiary. Bud Hawkins; one month parish jail. Robert Fontenot; fifteen days jail. Alfred Scott; three months in peni t tentiary. All judgments having been read and signed, the court adjourned sine die. The bill of Representative Mou ton, of Lafayette, has passed the House by a vote of 63 to 7. The bill prohibits the Boards of School Directors of the several parishes of this State from combining the pub lic schools thereof with any private or parochial schools or other insti tutions of learning under the con trol or management of any church, religious order or association of any religious sect or denomination, and to prohibit them from employ ing as professors or teachers in the public schools of this State any preacher, minister of the Gospel, priest or other ministers or reli gion, member of any monastic or other religious order, who is in the actual service of any church or re ligious order of any sect or denom ination whatever as a teacher or minister of religion. The New Orleans City Council recently passed an ordinance grant ing the right to establish a belt railroad within certain limits of the city, against which the people fought strongly and, aided by a united press; finally defeated, the council repealing the ordinance on Tuesday. A large number of people were poisoned in New Orleans, a few days since, from eating cream puffs. Among the number we noticed the name of Wmin. Hillsman, a painter, who at one time resided here. Senator Avery has given notice of his intention to introduce a re solution to amend act 67 of the Constitution so as to increase the salary of Governor from $4,000 to $10,000 per annum. Apply to C. Auzenne & Bro, best and cheapest Whitewashers and Painters, corner Main and Estorge streets. SOCIETY AND PERSOINAL. Judge Adolph Guillory, of Plaisance, gave us a brief call on Friday. Fabius Vidrine, of Chataignier, gave us a pleasant call on Wednesday. Nathan Erlich, of Ville Platte, was in town this week. Hon. H. D. McBride, of Church Point, was in town on Wednesday. Sheriff Lyons, of Crowley, visited Op elousas during the week. Constable Fontenot, of Ville Platte, was in town on business on Monday, and called to see us. Mrs. Henry Roos and daughter, Ju liette, of New Orleans, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. Meyers. Insurance adjuster Franklin, of New Orleans, was in town during the week, adjusting losses. Mrs. Homer Barousse, the accomplish ed wife of Senator Barousse, was on a visit to town on Thursday. Mr. Fritz Dietlein went down to New Iberia on the excursion train on Sunday to spend the day with relatives. Mrs. M. E. Read, of Mamouth, spent Wednesday in town, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. P. Titard and family. Thos. H. Lewis, Esq, made a short trip to Alexandria this week, returning on Friday. Mr. O. Dardeau and lady, of Ville Platte, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. P. Titard on Thursday. Messrs. Alphonse Levy and Oscar H. Terwilliger, visited Crowley this week on land business. Miss Inez Broussard, of St. Martins ville, is visiting Opelousas, the guest of Miss Ada Sandoz. Handsome, genial, Jno. M. Ware, of Shuteston, was among friends in town during the week. Miss Mary Taylor and her little broth er left on last Sunday's train for New Iberia, to spend some time with relatives and friends. Andrew Moresi went down to Jeane rette on Sunday for a short visit with friends and relatives., returning Monday evening. Miss Jeanette Roos, of New Orleans, daughter of our townsman, Mr. David Roos, arrived here during the week, and will spend the summer with relatives and friends. Mrs. Frances Blanke, who has been spending sometime in our town as the guest of the family of Mr. Delarue, left for her home in New Orleans on Wed nesday. Messrs. A. L. Fontenot, president, and W. S. Frazee, secretary of the school board and parish superintendent of pub lic schools, attended the meeting of parish superintendents at Natchitoches this week. The beautiful and accomplished Miss Viola Gauche, after a delightful visit of several weeks with the family of Mr. F. Delarue, left for her home in New Orleans on Wednesday, much to the regret of her many friends. Miss Lily Swayze, who has been teach ing the Chataignier public school, closed the session last week, and is now home for a needed rest. We are gratified to learn that she has won the respect and esteem of her scholars and their parents, who are anxious for her return. She is a deserving young lady, and it affords us pleasure to note her success in her chosen sphere. A delightful "moonlight" picnic was given at Woodworth springs on Monday night, complimentary to Misses Nettie White, Mabel Sandoz and Inez Brous sard. The following persons enjoyed the exhilerating ride and festivities of the evening: Misses Inez Broussard, Mamie Hasbrook, Ada, Mabel and Gertie Sandoz, and Nettie White; Messrs. Frank Dietlein, Mason McBride, Ollie B. Thompson, B. H. Pavy, Jimmie Shute, and Stuart and G. A. Sandoz. We received a very pleasant call on Thursday from Mr. and Mrs. A. Guillet, accompanied by their son and the ven erable mother of Mr. Guillet. We were pleased to learn from them that their public school entertainment2 in spite of a strong and unjust opposition which sought to defeat its laudable purpose, was a gratifying success, reflecting cre dit upon teacher and pupils alike, and doing honor to the liberal-minded and progressive people of the neighborhood who contributed largely to its success. Transfers of Real Estate. From May 24 to May 31, inclusive: Jno. N. Ogden to Celeste Ogden, his wife; datien en payment; $1700. R. W. Pickett to V. C. Reynolds; 2 acres near Mamou; $180 cash. Estate of Achille Fontenot to Sam Haas; 60 acres near Niggerfoot; $375 cash. M. Walker to H. H. Thorns; a lot in Mel ville; $125. Louise Chachere to J. M. Mornhinveg; 70251100 arpents near Opelousas; $1600 credit. Jean Whitehead to H. Bernard, widow; 50 arpents near Leonville; $650 credit. Mary Sullivan, widow, et als to Albert i Martel; % arpent near Opelousas; $25 cash. C. Victorian to A. G. Berza; 30 arpents in Mamouth; $125 credit. Zelia Amel to O. Lafleur; 9 arpents woodland in Point Cormier; $45 cash. Clara Brignac to J. D. Currie; 1 lot in Ville Platte; $119.08 cash. Partition sale, N. B. Dunbar et als. vs. M. R. Petetin, widow, et als.; 173 acres 2 miles east of Opelousas; sold to Dr. J. P. Saizan; $500 cash. Joseph Fammier to Benoit Fammier; 28 acres in Prairie Laurent; $250 cash. U. S. to Amelie Simon;patent; $160 631100 acres in Coulee Croche. ..fir. Marriage Licenses. From May 24th to 31st, inclusive. Anoll Deshotels to Edna Vidrine, T. M. Wroten to Maud Grayson,. CHATAIGN IEB, LA., May 30th, 1894. The fair for the benefit of the Chataig nier school has proved a grand success. A school under the patronage of such liberal minded gentlemen as Messrs. Guillet, Monela, Vidrine and Lafleur can not but succeed. On account of the critical condition of Judge E. M. McGee, who is one of the trustees of the Read's Bridge school, I did not go to the fair. For several reasons I regret exceed ingly having missed the treat, viz: 1st. I would have enjoyed it hugely. 2nd. It was the duty of all lovers of education to sanction by their presence such noble efforts to promote the inter est of free education. Schools, we need schools everywhere. 3rd. My admiration and gratitude would have been more materially de monstrated .by the accent of clinking coins. 4th. I wished to pay a glowing tribute to that little girl teacher, who-has ac complished so much in two short months. Sheriff Fontenot passed here on his way to Judge E. H. McGee. He had come to visithis staunch old friend in his hour of peril. We are very sorry to hear that Mrs. T. S. Fontenot is no better. That amia ble lady is very popular here, and has the good wishes of every one. The prospect for the crops is very fair. As usual our thrifty farmers have sur mounted all the drawbacks of the tardy spring, and have come out far ahead. So much for St. Landry. ACADEMUS. List of Letters. Remaining in the Post Office at Opel lousas, La, for the week ending June 1st, 1894, which, if not called for within 15 days, will be sent to the Dead Letter. Office, Washington, D. C.: J. F. Armentrout, Rev. J. R. Cason, C. A. Grulbury, Miss Amelie Pete, Mrs. Joseph U. Roy. In calling for above please say "adver tised; MINNIE PULFORD, P. M. ELBA HAPPEININ4GS. ELBA, LA, May 29, 1894. The fish-fry which was given near here last Saturday was attended by Mr. C. C. Goudeau Miss Kate Davis and Mrs. E. H. Davis, all of whom, I learn, had a most enjoyable time. Ha, ha! Mr. J., fish and kisses are both sweet. Dr. N. W. Swords passed through here last Friday, on his way home. He was accompanied as far as Melville by Mr. H. N. Oden. The Dr. looks as fine as ever. Mr. E. C. Hayes, of Green Store, made a flying trip to the Crescent City one day last week. Mr. Kenner Thoms and Miss Jennie Faulkner, of Melville, while out driving last Saturday evening, their horse be came frightened, which came very near terminating in one of those sad runaway accidents. But oh! how strange such things will sometimes happen, especial ly when the gentleman is accompanied by such rare beauty. Mr. E. G. Richard, one of our popular Levee Commissioners, left last Monday for. Baton Rouge, where he will remain for a few days, looking after the interests of the district. We were glad to meet, a few days ago, our young friend, Dr. R. E. Oden, of Ba you Current. He reports some sickness in that locality. The Dr. will soon have to get a hustle on himself. Miss Joyce Callahan, the belle of the woodside vicinity, is visiting in our midst this week, the guest of Mrs. E. G. Richard. Many thanks to Miss F. for the slice of cake which was so nice and sweet; but really I can't see how it could possi bly be any sweeter than the presenter. Yours, C. NOTICE FOR BIDS. TrHE undersigned committee will receive - bids until Saturday, June 9th, 1694, to build a fence around the parish jail, accord ing to the requirements and specifications following, viz; To be built stout, of plank two inches thick, placed upright, twelve feet high and extending one foot into the ground; laths three by six inches; posts eight by ten inches, eight (eet apart, and four feet deep, and to be onithe outside of fence; fence to be surmounted by scantling three by four Inches, well secured, having wire nails driven through two inches apart and pointing out three inches and made sharp. Fence to be built ten yards from the jail on the north, east and south sides, and to take in all space between jail and court yard fence on the back, or west side; also one privy on inside, and one on outside, of jail yard, with sinks six feet deep; commit mittee reserving the right to reject any and all bids. R. CHACHERE, T. S. FONTENOT, C. MORNHINVEG, Committee. ROBERT M. LITTELL, GEORGE PtfLFORD, Notice. ' LAND OFFICE AT NEw ORLEANS, May 25, 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. Bloomfleld, U. S. Commissioner, at Opelousas, on Tuesday, July 10, 1894, viz: VALERIEN ALLAIN, who made Homestead entry No. 10866, for the SE/ of SEt Sec. 19 EV of NEBr and Lot No. 1 Sec. 20 Tp. 5 8 R 2 West, La. meridian. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultiva tion of said land, viz: Cyprien Caesar, Cornelius Papillon, Au gustin Vlllere, Olin Esprit, all of St. Landry parish, La. June2 5t G. McD. BRUMBY, Register. SHERIFF'S SALE. DR. JNO. A. HAAS VS. ARNOLD VEILLON. No. 15372, 11TH JUDICIAL DIsTRICT COURT, PARISH OF ST. LANDRT, LA. By virtue of a writ of seizure and sale is sued out of the 11th Jud. Dist. Court in and for the parish of St. Landry, La., in the above entitled and numbered suit, and to me directed, I have seized, and I will pro ceed to sell at public auction, to the last and highest bidder, at the front door of the courthouse, at Opelousas, on Saturday, July 7, 1894, at 11 o'clock a. m., the following described property, to-wit; Seventy-six arpents of land more or less, being about one-fourth wood and the bal ance prairie land situated in Anse-aux Paille, parish of St. Landry, La., bounded o' the north and south by land of Lubin Manuel, on the east by land of Slfroy Manuel and on the west by land of Onezime Ardoin, together with all the buildings and improve ments thereon. Terms-For cash to pay and satisfy the sum of one hundred and seventy-seven 801100 dol lars with 8 per cent per annum interest thereon since January 1st, 1894, until paid, and costs of these proceedings, and also the sum of one 501100 dollars, the cost of a copy of act of sale of said land to Arnold Veillon. And on credit to satisfy the sum of one hun dred and seventy-seven 801100 dollars, which is represented by a note drawn by said Ar nold Velllon, maturing on the first day of January, 1895, and bearing 8 per cent per annum interest after maturity unless the same is immediately paid. T. S. FONT.ENOT« SHERIFF'S SALE. JOEL B. WOLFF VS. ULYSSE JOUBERT ET AL. No. 15024, 11TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, PARISH OF ST. LANDRY, LA. By virtue of a writ of fleri facias is sued out of the Hon. 11th Judicial District Court in and for the parish of St. Landry, in the above entitled and numbered suit, and to me directed, I have seized and *111 pro ceed 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 described property, to-wit: All of the share of Philip Thompson in the partnership existing between himself and B. L. Harvey, and in the property belong ing to said partnership, being the follow ing, to-wit: 1st. The partnership accounts, books, rights and credits in the hands of R. L. Harvey, managing partner. 2nd. Four hundred and fifty head of sheep. 8rd. One hundred head of hogs, more or less. 4th. One Jack named Kilrain. 5th. 47 head of gentle cattle, cows and calves, branded H. 6th. Twenty-two head of Texas mares. 7th. 14 horse and mule colts. 8th. 15 American mares. 9th. The growing crop of cotton and corn on the Thompson plantation. Said share in said partnership will be sold subject to payment of partnership debt if any there be. Terms--Cash. N. B. The above described property may be seen on the Thompson plantation near Grand Coteau in this parish. T. S. FONTENOT, ju2 It Sheriff of the Parish of St. Landry, ICE FOR SALE AT FACTORY PRICES -BY E. V. Barry, Sunset. AGENT OPELOUSAS ICE AND BOTTLING WORKS. FOR RENT. 1ONE HUNDRED ARPENTS OF © Land, with buiJdings and improve ments, known as the "Franklin College Property." For particulars, apply to either of the undersigned. (T. H. LEWIs, Trustees J. J. THOMPsoN, fl0 tf ( V. K. IuorN. r ..,r THE PHYSICIAN 8 who prescribes for you understands perfect ly well that he cannot be too careful. The o, more thoroughly he understands the art of . healing the more thoroughly he appreciates the necessity for cautron. It is almost su perfluous to say that the druggist to whom you take your prescriptionu should exercise at least a corresponding degree of care. If e he fals todo this, medical attendance may r be rendered valueless. ou can have as much confidence In the prescriptions we ill for you, as you would if you were competent to fill them yourself anddid it. Do you hap pen to want anything in the line of fancy goods, perfumery, etc.? we have it. SHUTE & DUSON. CRYSTAL LENSES TRlADE ARK. ai hity frt and Always. Sr1Vr & DLrsoN, CCISTS, Have e exclusive sale of these Celebrated Glasses in Opelousas, La., from the factory of Kellam &Moore, the only complete optical plant In the South. . S.JLZBN JLT, , C-... aplly SIMPLE IN dbNSTRUCTION LIGHT RUNNING AND "DURABLE GIVES PERFECT SATISFACTION PRINGIm. PiL F1 %t~TrrY s3 CR.20"eST &WASHMIIN AYE S PHILADELPHIA, PA. WHOLI3AW BRANCH BO£BES WHICAGO. ILL 'o CINCINNATI 0100. fOUND UILTY + 3NDENtNGE To Be Sold. A Big Batch of Go ds Have been found gui of occupying too mu valuable space in our House, and ........ Must Be Cleaned Out! Dress Clicoes...................... Light Calicoes..................... 4 Dress Calico........... ..... Shirting Calico..................... Dress Ginghams, 59 to............ 109 Apron Checked Ginghams, 43 and 65 Cheviots, 50 to ............ 10# India Lawns, 5f to............... 20 Victoria Lawns, 100 to.......... 25 Dotted and Plain Swiss, 10# to..... 365 Mull Plaids, 109 to .............. 25 Cross Bar, 59 to ... ...... . 209 White Embroidery, 2;# to........ 259 Torchon Laces, 23 to..........5.... 9 . Laces, 50 to ...................... 839 Ladies' Vests, 5 to ................. 509 Ladies' Silk Vests .................. 75 Barbers' Towels, per dozen........ 65# Large White Huck Towels,prdoz. 759 Men's Colored Hankerchiefs...... 59 Men's Cotton Windsors............ 59 Men's Sateen Windsors............ 8549 Men's all Silk Windsors, were 259 now...... .............. 15# Men's all Silk Windsors, were 500 now ............................. 259 Men's Balbriggan Half Hose, were 25 , now ......................... 12'#4 Men's Fancy Striped Hose, were 250, now ................ 12X# Men's Gauze Undershirts..... 209 Men's Jersey Ribbed Undershirts 259 Men's Onting Overshirts ........ 209 Men's Striped Overshirts .......... 85 Men's NegligeOvershirts .......... 50 Men's Black Sateen Overshirts.... 50Mf -Goods sent by Express C. O. D., if stamps are enclosed to cover cost of expressage. Rates of express to Ope-F lousas $1.75 per 100 pounds. ROBI. IlBROO, i Mason's Arcade, 210-212 Main Street, Houston, Tex.