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THE ST. LANDRY CLARION.
"Here Shall the Press the People's Rights Maintain, Unawed by Influence and Unbribed by Cain." VOL. IV.---NO. 35. OPELOUSAS, LA., SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 1894. $1 PER YEAR. NEW JEWELRY STORE. :.FRANK J. DIETLEIN, Practical Watchmaker and Jeweler, AITD ltENGrAVR, has just opened his Jewelry Store and Watch Repairing Establishment, on Lan dry Street, near the bank, where he will keep for sale, at the most reasonable 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 and Jewelry, given prompt attention and work guaranteed. l Public Patronage Respectfully Solicited. m5 • . ~7lT. LINI , -.. FAIIONABLEZ BARBEIJR LAI-DRY STREET, NEAR THE BANK BUILDING. FRtANK DIETLEIN. J. T. SKIPPER. DIETLEIN & SKIPPER, BICYCLE DEALERS. WE HANDLE THE Victor, Gormully & Jerrey, Columbia, Cleveland and several other high grade wheels. Bicycles sold on easy payments. Correspondence solicited. 1 y: Address or call on -7, DIETLEIN & SKIPPER, mch 17-3m OPELOUSAS, LA. LEWIS & LACOMBE, E, FIRE AND AClDNT INSURANCE, Olpelo saas, .I.a All Classes of City Risks Insured Also-SUGAR HOUSES, AT LOWEST CURRENT RATES. SAW MILLS AND GIN HOUSES. All Property Worth Owning is Worth Insuring. Losses promptly adjusted and paid at Opelousas, La. apl7y . Lazard Co. Limited, THE OLD RELI7EBLE ,- One Price Clothiers, Furnishers, and Hatters, 29, 31 and 33 Canal Street, Cor. North Peters, New Orleans. Notice. LAND OFFICE AT NEW ORLEANS, April 27, 1894. Notice is hereby given that the following nlamed 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. BIloomfleld, U. S. Commissioner at Opelousas, on Tuesday, June 12, 1894, viz: ARMAND IHEBERT, who made Homestead Entry No. 9895, for thie 9s otf (W4 Sec 8 and N /2 of NW44 Sec 17 Tp 6 S 1 W0. La. Meridian. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: Appolinarie Fusilier, lHenry Ed. Soileau, Dupre Itoy, Joseph Mellon, all of St. Landry parish, La. mpays It G(. McD. BRUTMBY, Register. ., Notice. LAND OFFICE AT NEW ORLEANS, Slay 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. Bloomileld, U. S. Commissioner, at Opelousas, La., on Tuesday, Jtune 12, Ibsv4, viz: THEODORE D)OGUET, who made homestead entry No. 1089I, for the Wks of SE'S and E's of SW's Sec 34 Tp 6 S It 2 West, La. Meridian. lie names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultiva lion of, said land, viz: Anatole n ellon, Adam Young, F. X. Ben non, Jessy Young, Sr, all of St. Landry par ish, L.a. may S6t G. McD. BRUMBY, Register. Notice. LAND OFFICE AT NEW ORLEANS, May 9,18.4. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has tiled notice of his Inten tion to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made be fore B. Bloomfield, U. S. Commissioner, at Opelousas, on Saturday, June 30, 1694, viz: ARISTIDE O. GUILLORY, who made Homestead Entry No. 11264 for the W4 of SWa S Et of SWA and SW'W of SE'S See .6 Tp I SR W La Meridian. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultlva tion of said land, vis: Jesse Reed, Gerome Soileau, Napoleon Johnson, and Joseph Clark, all of St. Landry parish, l.a. may limit G. McD. BRUMBY. Register. 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.) 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 Il. Bloomfield, U. S. Commissioner, at Opelousas, on Tuesday, July 10, 1894, viz: VALERIEN ALLAIN, who made Homestead entry No. 10866, for the SEA of SE' Sec. 17 E½ of NE'A and Lot No. 1 Sec. 20 Tp. 5 S 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 Villere, Olin Esprit, all of St. Landry parish, La. June2 It G. McD. BRUMBY, Register. TAKEN UP-By the undersigned, near Sunset, a black Creole mare with blaze in the forehead, branded on the foreshoulder, thus: -i and on the right li) thus: A Also a light hay mare colt, about one year old, brandted on the hip thus: 729. Owner can have property by coming forward and proving same and paving costs. ALEX. BURLEIGIH. May 25-5t. To the Public I And Friends of St. Landry Parish: I am agent for one of the best medicines on earth, backed with bankable paper. I was a living 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 isfied. The name of the medicine is "Root Tea-Na." Anyone wishing the medicine can get it through me at Plaisance, La., or else to Felix Lastrapes, Opelousas, La. Cir culars sent on application. Address EUGENE LACHAPELLE, apl 7-tf Plaisance, La. Notice to the Public. VILLE PLATTE, LA., April 10, 1894. I take pleasure in notifying my friends and the public generally that I will give especial attention to all succession business entrust. ed to my care and will promptly settle to the satisfaction of all parties any and all such business. L. J. DOSSMANN, apl 14-3m Notary Public. L ITA Tl FOR SALE.---I have some desirable lands which I will LIILJJU 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. GEORGE O. ELMS. SHERIFF'S SALE. MICHEL LION VERSUS CHRISTIAN MORNHINVEG, JR. No. 13803, 11th Judicial District Court, Parish of St. Landry. By virtue of a writ of fieri facias issued out of the HIon. 11th Judicial District C ourt in and for the parish of St. Landrv, 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 1.6, 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 227 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 S. S. Richard, east by lands formerly of Andre Wyble, 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, 1868. 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. Terms.--Cash. T. S. FONTENOT, may6 6t) Sheriff of St. Landry parish. SUCCESSION SALE. ESTATE OF LOUISE RICHARD, WI DOW WM. LABARGE. No. 5295, Probate Docket, District Court, Parish of St. Landry. By virtue of an order of the lIon. 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 and, deceased at the public sale of her deceased husband, William Labarge. One bay horse; one dark bay horse; one sorrel mare and colt; one brindle cow; one blue beef; two head of hogs; one old wagon; one open top buggy; one toilet; two bedsteads; two feather beds, and a lot of bedding; one armoir; one lot of bed covers; one lot of tables; washboard and lot of chairs; one lot of crockery, cooking utensils; lot of car penter tools; one branding iron. Terms and Conditions.-All the mov able property to be sold payable on the first of December, 1894, purchasers to fur nish their promissory notes'with two 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 ith two solvent personal securities be firing eight pga cent. per annum in terc'et from te 1tr,4 (ay of January, 1895, until paid, and i* l* cent. for at torne v's fees in case of suit to enforce paym'e ut of sagme, and special" ~prtgage and veL'dor's lien and privilege to be re tained o. Sthe property sold until full and entire. pyment of the notes, inter ests and co. vFi R mIay2 ERRE BAUDOIN, may12 5t Administrator. PUB LIC SALE. ESTATE OF WWM. WALL. No. 5276, Probate Dlocket, District Court, St. Landry Parish, La. By virtue of anorderof the Hon. 11th judi cial district court, in and for the parish oi St. Landry, there will be sold at public auc tion, to the last and highest bidder, by the undersigned administratrix or any duly qualified auctioneer at the last residence of the deceased, in this parish, on THURSDAY, JUNE 21st, 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. Terms-Cash. SA LLIE WALL, may 19-5t Administratrlx. ICE FOR SALE AT FACTORY PRICES -BY E. V. Barry, Sunset. AGENT OPELOUSAS ICE AND BOTTLING WORKS. Notice for Bidts. In compliance with the r'solution of the Police Jury, I will rece.ive sealed proposuals until Monday, June .11th, to do the w,'rk of improving the pn blic road begin ning at the bridge betwes m J. M. Boag ni's and the Burky place to its out let at. the bayou Plaquemine, ace ording to tb.e suggestions and plans subomitted by the committee appointed at .5 pre vlols meeting, which report and ,a plat showing the work can be seen by a'pli cation to the Clerk of the Police JItry. Tiae Police Jury reserves the right to re Je.et any and all bids. E. H. McGEE, President Police Sury. NOTICE.-Hunting and tresspassing on my home farm near Opelousas, strictly prohibited, under penalty of law. nltf JNO. M. MORNBflTE. . PUBLIC SALE. ESTATE OF PAULINA GUILLORY, DEC'D. NO. 5284, PROBATE DOCKET, DISTRICT COURT PARISHi OF ST. LANDRY. By virtue of an order of the Hon. 11th Ju dicial District Court in and for the parish of St. Landry, there will be sold at public 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: 1. 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 locality, containing one hundred and thirty arpents, more or less, bounded north by land of Jullen Guillory. end others. south by Don Louis Guillory, east by Christoval Soileau, and west by theabove 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 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 Vidrine. 6. Another tract of prairie and wood land at Pointe Grand Louis, containing one hun dred arpents, more or less, bofnded 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 Portalis Guillory, south by Angelas S. Fontenot, east by Hermogene Granger, and west by 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 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 200 barrels corn in the shuck, about 300 bundles fodder, one old F. B. platform scale, one old counter Platform scale, the stock of goods, wares and merchandise now in the store at the last residence of de ceased. TERMS-CASH. ALPHONSE LEVY, 33-6t. Administrator. SHERIFF'S SALE. DR. JNO. A. HAAS VS. ARNOLD VEILLCN. NO. 15372, 11TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, PARISH OF ST. LANDRY, 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 on the north and south by land of Lubin Manuel, on the east by land of Sifroy 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 bO100 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 Veillon, maturing on the first day of January, 1895, and bearing 8 per cent per annum:interest after maturity unless the same Is immediatelyp ai OTd. ju26t Sheriff of the Parish of St. Landry. [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 faclas 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 will pro ceed to sell at public outcry, to the last and highest bidder, at the front door of the courthouse at Opelousas, on Saturday, 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 R. L. Harvey. and in the property belong ing to said partnership, being the follow ing, to-wit: 1st. The partnership accounts, b ,oks, rights and credits in the hands of R. L 'Iarvey. managing partner. 2nd. Four "hunired and fifty head of sheep. 3rd. One hundl .d head ofhogs, more or less. 4th. One Ja',. named Kilrain, 5th. 47 head of gentle ca ttle, cows and calves, branded H. 6th. Twen.'y-two head of Texas mares. 7th. 14 horse an' , mule colts. 8th. 15 American mares. 9th The growing crop of cotton and corn on th. Thompson plantation. Said share tn s.. l partnership will be sold subject to payme._t of partnership debt if any there be. Terms-Cash. N. B. The above de0i2bed property may be seen on the Thomp .on plantation near Grand Coteau in this as. FOTEOT ju2 It Sherliff of the Pal :i of St. Ladry. SUCCESSION SALE. ESTATE OF GUSTAVE DELAHOUSSAYE. No. 5267, PROBATE DOCKET, DISTI ST COURT, PARISH OF ST. LARDRT. By virtue of an order of the Hon. 11th Ju dicial District Court n and for the ps1894 of St.he Ladrove esta there to-will be sold at pt:c auction, tothe last and highest bidder, by the undersigned admln listto, oraby a Dblibc auctioneer, at the late residence of fhe 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 asfollows: South half of the Southwest quarter of section 9, in township s, South ot ranre 5, east, La. meridian, containing 80 and 591.100 acres; one pair of oxen; one Creole horse and .mare; one cow andAalif. Terms-CIash at not less than apprase ment. 4. B. DELAHOSSAYE,. 3,ay 26-st Adbmsnstrator. CEMETERY ORDINANCE. Be it ordained by the Town Council of the town of Opelousas: 1st. That whoever shall go on, or about, the Opelousas Protestant Cemetery, and interfere with its Sexton while engaged as such, in supervising, or, performing other duties of his office, or shall intrude upon, or, use insulting, obscene, or 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 termine. 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 to mischievously pluck 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 the 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, That every person desiring to bury his dead .thin 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 further ordained, That all fines paid to the Mayor imposed on persons and collected of them for the violation of any of the foregoing ordinances,shall go, and shall be placed by, the Mayor and Treasurer of the town, to the credit of the said cemetery fund. Be it further ordained, That it shall be the duty of the Mayor of the town of Opelousas, upon affidavit made before him charging any person or persons with the violation of any one or more of the foregoing ordinances, to cause such person or persons to be brought before him by the town constable, to be dealt with according to law. Thus done and passed at a regular meeting of the Town Council of the town of Opelousas, La, this 7th day of May A. D. 1894. C. J. THOMPSON, Prest. of Board of Police of Opelousas. W. R. COCHRAN, Clerk. IN'THE STUD ! The Trotting Stallion, LOUIS P., RACE RECORD. 2:2941. Sired by Chas. Calfery, 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.. 2:29k; Wanamaker 2:29/; and Jennie Cobb 2:30%, by Happy Medium, sire of Nan cy Hanks 2:04, and 84 more in the 30 list. Thus It will be see that Louis P. is bred In the height of fashioi~ithat his dam has pro duced three with records better than 304 and is half sister to the great Nancy Hanks and full sister to Maxey Cobb 2:13 who was for 5 years the champion stallion. - Louis P. Is as good as his breeding. He got his mark of 2:29Qi4n the 5th heat of a race which he won on a poor half mile track. He started 13 times in 92, and got 11 first moneys and one second. Louis P. is also the only horse In this parish who Is standard under more than one rule. He is by breeding and by performance, and he is the only horse ex cept Currency, who is out of a producing dam: Louis P. has shown himselt a sire by siring Fred. P., yearling record 2:45, the champion race yearling of Nebraska, STORM CLOUD, is a dark brown horse, full sixteen hands high, very showy, and has a race record of 2:34. He is by Black Cloud (783) sire of Char mer 2:27, and out of 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 Tweedle place in Bellevue, four miles south of Opelousas, Louis P. at $25, Storm Cloud at $15. They will make one day of each week at Churchpoint, and one at Washington. For further particulars, ad dress, O.J. JSTOKES, apl7-tf Opelousas, La. Lucius G. Dupre, ATTORNEY - AT - LAW, Opelousas, - - La. Office with KENNETH BAILLIO, EsQ. Special attention given to collec tion of claims and investigat ing land titles. NOTARY PUBLIC. AUCTIONEER. 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 paing costs of this notice. DUREL MILLER Seeleyville P. 6, La. May 26-4t For Sale. An improved plantation with stock and implements, three miles south of Opelousas, in Bellevue, containing 766 acres. Apply to DR. E. S. BARRY, may 17-tf Opelousas, La. TAKE NOTICE! •THAT In my neighborhood, two miles northeast of the town of Opelousas, the following unknown animals can be found, upon paying the advertisement of same: One dun horse, apparently gentle, branded on shoulder and hip; three red cows and one calf, all branded; one red bull, appar ently of fine stock, branded. For further particulars apply at my office. ju2 2t J, B. G. DONATO. FOR RENT. ONE HUNDRED ARPENTS OF SLand, with buildings and improve ments, known as the "Franklin College Property." For particulars, apply to either of the undersigned. (T. H. LEWIS, Trustees J. J. THOMPSON, 10Otf V. K. IRIon. OTTAGOES Centrally located and quiet OTTA neighborhood, for rent applly M. VILASECA, Iuy2 tf Opelousas Tows Tlj x ilES -OF MOVABLE AND IMMOVABLE PROPERTY. THE TOWN OF OPELOUSAS VS. DELIN QUENT TAX DEBTORS. By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana, I will sell atthe prin cipal front door of the Court House, at Opelousas, parish of St. Landry, within the legal hours for judicial sales, begin ning at the hour of 11 o'clock a. m., on Saturday, July 14, 1994, and continuing on Monday, and each succeeding day, until said sales are com pleted, all property on which taxes are now due to the town of Opelousas to en force the collection of the taxes assessed in the year 1893, and in each year previous thereto, together with the interest there on at the rate of two per cent. per month till paid, and all costs. The names of said delinquent taxpay ers, the amount of the taxes due by each on the assessment of said year, and the property assessed to each, to be of fered for sale, are as follows, to-wit: CORPORATION. JOSEPH BLOCH. No. 26- 1 lot and improvements, corner Main and Bellevue; 1 lot and improvements bounded north by Sandoz, south Chaney street, east Lombardy street, west Union street; 8 lots and improvements bounded north, by Cha ney street, south Mrs. Littell, east Lombar dy street, west Union street; 1 lot and im provements corner Lombardy and North streets; 1 lot and improvements fronting on Walnut, between Grolee and North streets; stock, vehicle, and stock in trade; value $15010, corporation $75 -40, special school $57 70, total $113 10, interest and costs. MRS. EDMOND DUPRE, No. 84 1 building on C. Brand's lot; stock and vehicles; value $660, corporation $3 30, spec ial school $1 65, total $4 95, interest and costs. MRS. L. S. DUPRE, No. 86 4 lots and improvements bounded north by Bellevue street, south Landry street, east Liberty street, west R. R. avenue; value $2000; corporation $10, special school $5, to tal $15, interest and costs; same for 1892; value $2000; corporation $10, special school $5, interest and costs. MRS. LAURENT DUPRE, No. 87 1 lot and improvements bounded north by Garlind, south Bellevue street, east Boagni, west Garland; stock and vehicles; value $570; corporation $2 85, special school $1 424, total $4 274, interest and cost; same for taxes of 1892; value $600; corporation $3, special school tax $1 50, total $4 50, interest and costs. C. W. DUROY, No. 88 1 lot and improvements bounded north by Landry, south Vine street, east Mrs. Ken nedy, west Ealer; value $1200; corporation $6, pecial school $3, total $9, interest and costs; same for 1892; value $1I00; stock and vehicle; corporation $6 50, special school tax $3 25, total $9 75, interest and costs. MRS. ARIETTA LITTELL, No. 183- 6 lots and improvements bounded north by Bloch, south Grolee street, east Lombar dy, west Union; value $2000; corporation $10, special school $5, total $15, interest and costs; same for b192; value $1040; corporation $5 20, special school $2 60, total $7 80, interest and costs. DR. R. M. LITTELL, No. 186 I lot and improvements bounded north by self and Mornhinveg, east Main street, south Boagni, west Mrs. Moock; 4 lot and Im provements bounded north by Bellevue street, east Main street, south self, west Mrs. R. E. Bodemuller; 1 lot bounded north by self, east Court street, south Frazee, west Market street; value $5420; corporation $27 10, speclal school $13 55, total $40 65, interest and costs. SAME, 1692. 1 lot and improvements bounded north by Sittig, south Boagni, east Main street, west Mrs. Moock; 2 lots bounded north by Mrs. R. M. Littell, south Frazee, east Court strset, west Market street; stock, vehicle; value $2240; corporation $11 20, special school $5 60, total $16 80, interest and costs. MRS. I. M. LITTELL, No. 187 4 lots and improvements bounded north by Cherry street, east Court street, south R. . Littell, west Market street; value $7J00; corporation $10, special school $5, total $15, Interest and costs; same for 1892; value $1200; corporation $6, special school $3, total $9, interest and costs. MRS. CELESTE OGDEN, No. 214- 10 lots and improvements bounded north and south by Ogden, east Bayou Tesson, west public road; value $250; corporation $12 50, special school $6 21, total $18 75, inter est and costs. J. N. OGDEN, No. 215- 1 lot and improvements bounded north by Landry street, south Veazie, east Veazie, west Reed; stock and vehicle; value $550; corporation $4 25, special school $2 124, to tal $6 374, interest and costs. W. C. PERRAULT, No. 21- 1 lot and improvements bounded north by J. Gil, south J. A; Gil, east King street, west Estate of Maxwell; I lot and improvements bounded north by Franklin avenue, south Jefferson, east Main street, west Court street; 4 interest In lot and Improvements bounded north by R. Chachere, south Gar land, west Garland, east Court street; stock and vehicle; value $2420; corporation $12 10, special school $6 05, total $18 15, Interest and cost. SAMUEL PETERS, No. 217-' 4 lot and improvements bounded north by Hayes, south North, east Duson, west Dietlein; I lot and improvements bounded north by Ducharme, south -, west Tat man; value $750; corporation $3.75, special school $ 87½, total $5 652, interest and costs. LOUIS CHACHERE, No. 52. 1 lot and Improvements bounded north by Mrs. N. Lastrapes, south Houston, east Ban doz, west Acher; stock; value $120; corpora tion $1 60, special school 80c, total $2 40, in terest and costs. NON-RESIDENT. MRS. H. SAMPSON AND SISTER, No. 16 1 lot and improvements bounded north by Bloch street, south Sandoz, east Union, west Main; value $600; corporation $4, spec ial school 52, total $6, interest and costs; same for 1892: value $600; corporation I$, special school $1 50, total $4 50, Interest and costs. On said day of sale I will sell such por tions of said property as each debtor may point out, and in case the tax debtor shall not point out sufficient property, I will at once, without further delay, sell the least quantity of said property of any tax debtor, which any bidder may buyfor the amount of taxes, interest and cost due by said tax debtor. The sale will be without appraisement, for cash in legal tender money of the United States. ARTHUR DEJEAN, Constable and Collector of the Corpora tion of Opelousas. ju9d t NOTICE FOR BIDS. 'THE undersigned committee will receive - bids until Saturday, June 9th, 1894, to build a fence around the parish Jail, accord ing to the requirements and specifications toilowing, viz; To be built stout, of plank two inches thick, placed upright, twelve feet high and extending one foot into thd ground; laths three by six inches; posts eight by ten inches, eight feet apart, and four feet deep, and to be on the 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 all on the north, east and south sides, and o 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 ail yard, with sinks six feet deep; commit mittee reserving the right to reject any and all bids. B. OCACcRna, T. 8. FoIrrxxoT, C. Moxmaxvau, Committee. BRonBE M. Lratn, I uORGte Puarou), JEItSEY FA113 1f11s South f _Y _N Opelo as. J ERSEY STOCK FOR SALE, GOOD milkers and butter producers, OPELOUSAS STOKE POGIS at head of herd, sire Butis Stoke Pogis, grand sire Prince of Melrose; dam: Romping Miss; recorfl 13 pounds, one ounce in seven days. Correspondence solicited. May 19-3m W. S. OBIER. (Seekers After Knowledge.) By the S. A. K. Society of the Grammar Grade and High School Classes of the Opelousas Public School. VOL. I. MAY 29, 1894. NO. 8. President, Miss Maggie Tatman; Vice-President, Mr. Cottingham; Secretary, Miss Clara Tatman; Treasurer, Miss Lily Harmanson; Critic, Dr. V. K. Irion; Editor, Miss Rose Dupre. WHY ARE MEN HAPPY. A man worth fifty millions of dollars says he was far happier when he had'nt a dollar than he is now. Thus we find that the in dividual who does not know when he is well off belongs to no particular class; and If this man were to lose his fortune to the last dollar he would doubtless be so much more unhappy, that he would take his last and only life. Perhaps the only perfectly happy man is the one who is dead; and he is hap py, itf we knew anything about it, because he is hushed to silence and cannot argue the question with himself. LONGFELLOW'S HOUSE, CAMBRIDGE. One of the most interesting sights of this classic town is the home of the poet, Long fellow. It is a spacious oldfashioned "Col onial" mansion, painted in yellow and white, and situated on a grassy terrace. On the right and left of this pathway lead ing to it are lilac bushes which fill they sum mer air with perfume, while a graceful el a cast on the lawn beneath a tremulous mosaic of light and shade. The room in the right hand lower corner of this fine old structure was the poet's study. From its windows there is a pleasant view of the Charles River (The silent river of his verses) together with the undulating hills of Brook line and Brighton. This study contained many interesting memorials of literary men, which Longfellow highly prized. Such were the inkstand of Coleridge, the waste basket used by Tom Moore, and the chair given to the poet by the children of Cambridge, Longfellowbought this house in 1837 and here, "beneath the elm-trees nod ding crest" he wrote all his poems from 1837 to 1845, including his sacred "Psalm of Life" which was composed in 18 Here too he wrote "Hyperion" and her in his darken ed study, when suffering froi trouble with his eyes, he traced out in pencil the lines of "Evangeline" which next day would be copied and read to him for his corrections. This home of Lonfellow has an interesting history. It was built in 1759 by Col. John Vassal who abandoned it when lie left for England on the eve of the Revolution. As it was confiscated to the State, Washington took it for his headquarters when he came to Cambridge to assume command of the American Army. Here almost all distin guished visitors of America have been en tertained. Within this house in 1861 the poet's wife met with the terrible accident which caused her death, and here twenty years later Longfellow himself passed away from earth esteemed and beloved by the whole English speaking world. THE MOUNTAIN ON THE HOLY CROSS. Solemn and awful in Its isolation froth the lower world there rises in the heart of the Rocky Mountains a weird and most impres sive peak upon which manya.n eye has look ed With superstitious reverence. For there in Crystal clearness, and visible for many miles away, Nature has traced the form of a gigantic cross. Two monstrous fissures in the mountain side so intersect each other at right angles as to produce this beautiful henomenon. It is invariably radiant with he dawn hours before the morning mist has left the valleys, and long after the shades of evening have fallen on the low hills, with out stretched arms that mighty cross seems giving to the sleepy world its benediction, The mountain of the Holy cross is not so high as some of its companions yet it has an altitude of 14,000 ft. and its extraordinary appearance makes it unique among the mountains of the world. Moreover its as cent is exceedingly difficult and dangerous. But how sublime the prospect when ascent is made! How few Americans as yet realize what scenery- is here outspread for their enjoyment! In Colorado alone there is a magnificent mountain chain embracing an area of hundreds of square miles, and abounding in wonderful canons, valleys, lakes and rivers, above which towers snow clad summits rivaling and even surpassing the most famous monarchs of the Alps. PERSONAL. The lovers of education were highly en tertainUt last Thursday night at the com" mencemeut Exercises of the Female In stitute. The first thing in order was a chorus sung by the pupils. Following this were several duets and songs. Then came the "Sweet Girl Graduates" with their beautiful and instructive essays; and last but no means least came an eloquent ad dress by Hon. G. L. Dupre. To Equalize Assessments. Baton Bouge Advocate. Assessor Swords, of St. Landry, has drawn up a bill, the object of which is to equalize the assessment of lands throughout the State. The bill provides that the lands in this State be classified into twelve subdivisions as laid down in Lockett's topographical survey; that the State be divideS into five districts, the assessors of the parishes composing each district to constitute a board of equalizers, whose duty it shall be to meet at a given place on the first Mon day of February of each year, and to es tablish the valuation of land throughout their respective districts. The bill fur ther provides that the Lieutenant-Gov ernor, the Auditor, the Attorney Gener al and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall constitute a State Board of Equalization, whose duty it shall be to meet at the Capital on the third Monday in February of each year to revise the findings of the distrid boards. The bill alsoprovides a penalty for refusing to give in one's assessment whep called upon by the assessor for that purpose. We have not had time to give the measure a thorough examination and can not therefore pass as intelli gently upon its merits as we should like do. The inequality of the assessments in ILouiiana is a great and crying evil, and as far as we have seen this measure comes nearer furnishing a practical cor rection of the evil than any proposition we have yet seen advanced. It seems to us that if Mr. Swords' proposition should go a little further so as to extend to the district boards the right to establish maximum and minimum values on horses, mules, cattle, certain classes of machinery and other movable property such as can be fairly aiproximated, it would be an advantage. The State Board could then be empowered toact as an equalising board to adjustdifferences of value among the same classes of prop erty in the several districts. There can be no doubt that the present method of review by tLe police juries is an inequitable provision, and while it may establish equality of assessment within the several parishes, there is no provison made for establishing unifor mity of valuation all over the State. All thelands in a given parish may be as sessed at a uniform valuation, but simi lar lands in the adjoining parish may he assessed fifty per cent. lower or a hun dred per cent. higher and there is no remedy under the law. The law should be changed in this respect, and Mr. Swords' proposition, while it may be de fective in some particulars, deserves the thoughtful consideration af the General Assembly as being the best proposition yet made, so far as we have seen. BAYOU CUICOT, LA., June 4,1894. Editor OLAnox--Pl Plase allow me a short space to tender to Mr. Frank J. Deitlein, of your town, the unanimous thanks of the members of the Chas. M. Thompson base ball club, for the able and impartial manner in which he umpired the game of base ball, last Sunday, between the Jno. D. Currie and Chas. M. Thompson base ball clubs. Respectfnlly, Manager C. M. Thompson club. TowN LoTS.-Desirably situated, in the town of Opelousas, will be sold cheap, for cash or credit. Ap ply to L. B. CLrACERE. 33-4t