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St. Landry Clarion Co., Lim., Props,
iI. IBOIDEYEILLER, Pabli;hler.
~iubwcription: Al Per Year.
Entered at the Post-Office at Opelousas, La., as
second class matter.
OP'ELOUSAS. SATURDAY, DEC. 8, 1894.
A nonvmous communications will not
lbe pnublished by us. Parties signing
fictitious names should send their real
name also, as an evidence of good faith.
Passenger Train Schedule.
(So. Pacific Co., Atlantic System.)
East bound 11:56 a. m. I West bound 4:43 p. m.
There is more injury done than
people are aware of by improperly
fitted glasses. For guaranteed sat
i.faction buy your glasses from
Graduate Optician from Parson's
Institute, of Peoria, Ill., who cor
rects most difficult errors of re
fraction, such as Hypermetropia,
or far-sight; Myopia, or near-sight;
Asthenopia, or weak-sight; Am
blyopia, or loss of accommodation;
Presbyopia, or old-sight; Astigma
tism, or blurred vision. Give us
your work in Watchmaking, Jew
elry Repairing, and Engraving,
and we will guarantee satisfaction
in price and workmanship.
21-1m. Main Street, Opelousas, La.
Thompson sells cheap.
The rush! The rush! Where
to? J. K. Sandoz & Bro. 8-4t
A large stock of Ladies, Misses
and Gents' shoes, just received at
Pittsburg Coal ! Pittsburg Coal !
Pittsburg Coal! -at Hackl's Hard
Gold headed walking canes at F.
J. [)ietlein's jewelry establish
Consta ,tly pouring in-nice and
fresh goods-at J. K. Sandoz &
The best line of Heating and
Cooking stoves, Coal Grates and all
kinds of cold weather goods at
HIoliday presents of an endless
variety at F. J. Dietlein's. Prices
to suit the times.
Low prices of produce has "bust
ed" the prices at J. K. Sandoz &
Bro. Everything in their line re
Call and examine Firnberg Bros.
well selected stock of Gents' and
Children's clothing, boots and
The annual conference of the
Louisiana Methodist Church South
met in New Orleans last Wednes
You ought to see the beautiful
display of watches at Dietlein's.
Prices are so low that they will
A brakeman on the railroad had
his hand badly mashed at Barb
reek last Tuesday, while in the act
of coupling cars. He was sent to
the Charity Hospital in New Or
leans for treatment.
C. Dietlein has everything you
need for the holidays. The largest
and most complete assortment of
holiday goods in town, besides the
best groceries, etc.
Christmas is just two weeks off
from next Tuesday. From what
we can see at present it bids fair to
be a very dull one for almost ev
erybody. The scarcity of money
and low price of cotton have de
The railroad company began on
Tuesday last the erection of a new
depot, to replace the old one de
stroyed by fire some time ago.
This move should have been made
some time ago, for the traveling
public has no doubt been put to a
great deal of trouble and inconven
ience by the bad accomodations
since the destruction of the old
Senator Newton C. Blanchard
has introduced a bill in the Senate
of the United States, that, if pass
ed and signed, will give to the
Louisiana sugar planters the boun
ty for 1894. It is to be hoped
that the bill will pass through
Congress without any hitch or de
lay, for the United States really
owes the planters, and it should
discharge itself of an honest debt. j
Reuben F. Kolb, the notorious
Alabama politician, who has run
for Governor of that State for the
past three elections aud been de
feated each time, went through the
formality of being sworn in on in
auguration day last Monday, when 0
the Governor-elect, W. C. Oates, i
took the oath of office and assumed t
the responsibilities of the office. p
Kolb, however, persists in saying
that he is the Governor; that he
is the choice of the people, and
that he was defrauded out of the
office. But, then, anyone who is $
acquainted with 2 'abama politics
knows that Kolb is a political gas- n
bag and is only blowing to hear him i%
self talk, and to attract public at
tention, and thereby gain a little
ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
The regular annual election ol
officers of Humble Cottage Lodge
No. 19, F. & A. M., was held in the
hall of that body last Wednesday
night, and the following were elect
ed to serve for the year 1895: J. T.
Skipper, W. M.; M. Guslinski, S.
W.; I. E. Shute, J. W.; Joseph
Bloch, Treasurer; Jonas Jacobs,
Secretary; M. Depres, Chaplain; O.
H. Terwilliger, S. D.; Max Klaus,
J. D.; and W. M. Price, Tyler. The
stewards will be appointed later
on. Gordy Royal Arch Chapter
No. 32 will elect officers on Sunday,
Dec. 16th, at 10 a. m.; and on the
same day James Ray Council No.
13, Royal and Select MIasters, will
also elect officers.
Opelousas Lodge No. 3497,
Knights of Honor, held an enthu
siastic meeting last Tuesday night,
and after going through routine
and secret work, renewed their ob
ligation and elected the following
officers for the year 1895: Thos. B.
Brooks, Dictator; H. D. Larcade,
Vice Dictator; W. A. Adams, As
sistant Dictator; W. A. Sandoz,
Reporter; S. Jacobs, Financial Re
porter; P. DelBuono, Treasurer; P.
D. Tatman, Chaplain; Jas. O. Ray,
Guide; Jacob Vatter, Guardian; W.
C. Perrault, Sentinel; Trustees, T.
S. Fontenot, M. Guslinski and Ed
gar Landry; B. F. Anderson, Rep
resentative to the Grand Lodge,
with S. Jacobs as alternate.
t A PROMPT SETTLEMENT.
The New York Life Insurance
Co. paid on Dec. 3d the sum of $10,
- 000 to the widow of the late Ben
Meginley, under the policy taken
out by him last January, only ten
- months ago. Considering that the
proofs of death only reached the
home office of the company in New
York on Nov. 24th, this is pretty
prompt settlement, and evidences
not only the liberality of the com
1 pany, but the security of the poli
1 cies which it issues. Mr. M. M.
Kohlman, the special agent of the
company who paid the money ov
er to Mrs. Meginley, is at La
combe's hotel for a few days, and
will be glad to meet any residents
of the parish who desire to avail
themselves of the protection that
only life insurance offers.
The second session of the Fifty
third Congress of the United States
convened in Washington City last
Monday, with both Houses having
a quorum. After the reading of
the President's message a little
minor business was transacted and
both Houses adjourned for the
(lay. The message, except in a few
points, was devoid of any interest.
It was a lengthy document, and
treated of various subjects. The
only local issues treated of that
would attract much attention was
the advising of the President to
place coal and iron on the free list,
and a revision in the banking and
As will be seen in our corres
pondence from Big Cane, published
in another column of this issue, a
sad and much-to-be-regretted acci
dent occurred at that place last
Saturday, which resulted in the
death of Mr. John Haw. Mr. Haw
and Mr. Hardin Hebert were hunt
ing together, when, as the letter
will explain, Mr. Hebert's gun ex
ploded accidentally, and the charge
of shot entered Mr. Haw's head,
causing a wound from which he
Numa Dudoussat, one of the
crooked New Orleans councilmen,
v after being on trial in the criminal
court of that city for some time
past, was convicted last Wednes
© day on the charge of receiving a
bribe of $100. This makes the se
1 cond conviction on the same charge
in that city of late, and the remain
ing indicted councilmen can well
tremble in their boots at the
"rocky" prospect that stares them
in the face.
The approach of the Christmas
holidays has served to enliven
things a little. Some of our mer
chants are getting in quite a stock
of goods and novelties, while others
say that they will not carry any
larger stock than they now have,
as the "times are too hard."
The usual fall term of the Civil
District Court met in the court
house last Monday, with Judge
Perrault presiding. The first day's
session attracted many visitors to
town. The Grand Jury is also in
J. B. Sandoz has the best quality
of Pittsburg and Alabama Coal,
which he delivers anywhere in
the corporation at the lowest
price. Nov. 17, 4t.
The price of cotton continues to
fluctuate. The staple is not com
manding as good a price this week
as it wag last.
Dr. Duson, Specialist; eye, ear,
nose and throat. Hours from 10 to
12 a. m. Office with Dr. I. E.
Shute, Opelousas, La. 17y
All grades of flour, at rock bot
tom prices, at J. K. Sandoz & Bro.
SOCIETY AiD )PERSOnAL.
f August Crouchet, visited rela&
tives in Rayne this week.
Mrs. B. A. Littell is visiting re
latives in the Crescent city.
T. J. Gelvin made a flying trip to
Lake Charles this week.
Fabius Vidrine, of Ville Platte;
gave us a brief call on Thursday.
H. H. Deshotels, our genial friend
from Deshotels, was in town on
Constable J. M. Jackson, of Mor
row, was in to see us on Thursday
Miss Nettie Littell, of Chataig
nier, visited relatives in Opelousas
Judge W. W. Burton, of Melville,
was in town this week on business,
and favored us with a call.
Edward Dardeau, one of our old
est subscribers of Chataignier, gave
us a pleasant call on Thursday.
Constable O. T. Lafleur, of Ville
Platte, was a pleasant caller at the
CLARION's headquarters on Thurs
W. B. Stewart, the hustling mer
chant and lumberman, of Cocodrie,
was in town on business on Thurs
Miss Dora Abbott, came up from
Crowley on last Sunday, to fill her
position as court stenographer
Dr. B. A. Littell, our popular
town physician, made a short busi
ness trip to New Orleans on Satur
day, returning on Tuesday even
Dr. Z. T. Young, of Ville Platte,
was in town on Thursday and gave
us an appreciated call. He reports
his neighborhood as dull and col
Among the callers at our office
this week, we were pleased to meet
our staunch friends, Judge L. J.
1)ossmann, and Constable Sebastien
FantnnL_. of Vill- Pla.tht
Dr. It. A. Mayer, went up to
Whiteville the latter part of last
week to attend to Dr. H. C. Mil
burn, who is ill with fever, but we
are pleased to learn is recovering.
Frank Mornhinveg, the enter
prising young merchant of the Co
teau, made a pleasure trip on last
Sunday to Lake Charles, returning
the latter part of the week. How
are all the cousins, Frank?
The Joseph Jefferson Dramatic
Club was organized on Thursday
night with the following officers:
J. T.'Skipper, President; Prof. C. G.
Shaffer, Vice President; Nathan
Roos, Secretary and Treasurer. An
executive committee of nine, in
cluding the officers and the follow
ing ladies and gentlemen was ap
pointed: A. L. Lacombe, Chas. P.
White, Frank J. Dietlein, Thos. P.
Bowden, and Miss Lelle Dupre and
Mrs. J. T. Skipper. Opelousas pos
sesses sufficient histrionic talent to
support a first-class amateur dra
matic club, and ve are gratified to
note this initial step towards its
A progressive euchre party will
be given at the Opera House in the
very near future. The prizes of
fered are very handsome and sup
ercede anything ever yet given at
these popular .social gatherings.
They are an elegant gold-headed
walking cane for the gentlemen's
first prize, which can be seen in the
show window of Mr. Frank J. Diet
lein; and a fine silk, gold-handle,
lady's umbrella, for the ladies'
first prize, which can be seen in
the show window of Mr. R. Morn
I am determined to not store
a away holiday goods for next season,
* I prefer realizing but a small profit
e and selling out the entire stock
than to make large profits on a few
Sarticles and packing away the
e balance which high" prices has
placed beyond the reach of many.
My stock consists of silverware,
a perfumery, toys, fireworks, albums,
a fancy articles, etc. Call and see
for yourself. W. M. THoMPSON.
We call attention to the adver
s tisement of Mr. Frank J. Dietlein,
' the progresive Landry street jew
' eler, which is published in to-day's
issue of the CLARION. Frank has
a nice stock of jewelry on hand,
which he is selling at moderate
prices. Give him a call.
Santa Claus, as usual, has se
lected the popular store of C. Diet
lein as his headquarters for the
The city council held its regular
meeting last Tuesday night. The
proceedings of the body are pub
Magnificent display of holiday
goods at Thompson's drugstore.
Firnberg Bros. have an elegant
assortment of dress goods and trim
mings to suit your taste and pocket
Bear in mind the grand ball, by
the Philharmonic Club on next
Tuesday night, the 11th inst.
Buy holiday goods at Thompson's.
TROSCLAIR-DEBAILLON.- At the
Catholic church, Opelousas, on Wed
nesday, Dec. 5th, 1894, Mr. J. P. Tros
clair to Miss Regina Debaillion, both
DESMARAIS - TRAINOR. - At the
Catholic church, Washington, La., on
Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 1894, Mfr. Louis Des
marals, Jr., of Opelousas, to Miss Alice
Trainor, of Washington, the Rev.
D'Homme officiating. No cards.
The happy couple boarded the
noon train for a brief bridal trip to
the Crescent city, accompanied by
their immediate relatives and few
intimate friends as far as Lafa
yette. The CLARION extends its
most hearty felicitations to the
young benedicts and trusts their
married life may be one of conti
The oil mill will begin work in a
short time, and from this we pre
sume that the town will take on a
little more business-like appearance
than it has worn of late. The en
gine for the mill arrived a few days
ago, and everything was ready
LIST OF LETTERS.
Remaining in the Post Office at Ope
lousas, La for the week ending Dec. 7,
1894, which if not called for within 15
days, will be sent to the dead letter of
fice at Washington, D. C.:
Mrs. Mary Boary, Mr. Victor Beanot,
Mr. Eashain Carry, Miss Alphonsine
Carrier, Geo. Coney, Mary Cedoner,
Geo. Grosman, Mr. Davis Louis, Miss
Mayhealy Lewis, Mr. Armon Meuillion,
Mr. Joe McDonald, Miss Elizabeth
Roberson, Mrs. E. Rendley, Mr. Hiem
In calling for the above please say
MINNIE PULFORD, P. M.
si- Real Estat. Trlasfers.
From Nov. 21 to tdc. 5, inclusive
Sheriff (property of B. Martin) t(
E. D. Estilette, lot in Opelousas
e, $910 cash.
ye A. L. Fontenot to Hille Beaugard
t 50 arpents in Mamou, $325 credit
Zenon Antoine to H. H. Deshotels
- 60 acres in Grand Prairie, $401.4(
e E. E. Tyrone to Leonce Sandoz, lol
in Opelousas, $150 cash.
Let . F. Langley to F. E. Garrauld, 3E
J. acres in Tp. 6 S. R. 2 W, $95 cash
n L. J. Langley to F. E. Garrauld, 1C
acres in Tp. 6 S R 2 W.
Manuel Manuel to Ortere Manuel.
to 20 arpents in Faquetaique, $10(
l- Adhemar L. Fontenot to Amelien
Guillory, 50 arpents in Mamou,
te $54 cash.
g. Damon Chapman to J. A. Haas,
r- 100 arpents in Mamou, $180 cash.
Jos. Chapman to J. A. Haas, 161.01
arpents in Ville Platte Prairie,
st $150 cash.
ig Martin Budd to Adam Budd, I In
w terest in lot in Opelousas, $250
Lastie U. Manuel to E. Lafleur, 7
ic arpents in Anse-aux-Pailles, $70
S' Ernest Joubert to Willie Evans, 5'
': arpents prairie and 10 wood in
G. Plaisance, $736 cash.
in Arthur Darby to Sunset Mercantile
n Co., Ltd., 63.75 acres near Sunset,
Mrs. A. J. McBride to Mrs. H. Me.
Syer, 40 acres on Bayou Negrofoot,
J. A. Haas to Joseph Chapman,
161.01 arpents in Ville Platte,
id Dr. J. A. Haas to Damon Chap
s- man, 100 arpents in Ville Platte
to prairie, $200 credit.
J. O. Chachere to J. J. Landreneau,
about 935 arpents in Mamou and
to other places, $4562.60 credit.
ts R. L. Hawkins to B. C. Taylor, 10
acres on Hog Bayou, $125 credit.
Mrs. H. Meyer to E. David, 40 ar
11 pents on Bayou Negrofoot, $300
J. F. Warden to J. A. Abler, j acre
in Melville, $25 cash.
P- Zenop Ledez to Simon Ardoin, 40
it arpents in Tate's Cove, $164.95
d J. E. Deshotels to H. H. Deshotels,
s 67 arpents in Grand Prairie, $500
e Octave Simon to Jos. Simon, 120.48
t- acres in Church Prairie, near Op
a, elousas, $1800 cash.
, Mrs. H. B. Taylor to Sarah L. Kif
ner, 5 acres on Hog Bayou, $56
L- Estate of Theophile B. Fontenot to
Caroline Manuel, 173 acres in
Mamou, $360 credit.
e Estate of Felonise F. Fontenot,
ý" 47.82 arpents to AdrienFontenot,
$t 50 credit; 50 arpents to same,
$151 credit; 80 arpents to Olin
Manuel, $851 credit; 50 arpents
to Adrien Fontenot, Jr., $165 cre
dit; 50 arpents to F. J. Dossman,
$220 credit; 19.62 arpents to Olibe
Bertrand, $25 credit.
Emanuel Fontenot to Ertemon La
fleur, 119 acres in Anse-aux
Pailles, $700 cash.
e L. B. Chachere to L. L. Lavergne,
36 arpents in Bellevue, $375 cash.
G. A. Caillouet to J. O. Leblanc,
167.81 arpents on Courtableau,
- J. H. Bihm to Jos. Dejean, 20.44
acres near Sackett Landing,
J. 0. Leblanc to G. A. Caillouet,
167.81 arpents on Courtableau,
B. B. West to Alice Vidrine, 40 ar
Octave Deshotels to H. E. Reed,
40.39 acres in Mamou, $340 cash.
Caroline Manuel to Pierre Young,
173 acres in Mamou, $273.75 cash.
Pierre Young to C. Manuel, 173
acres in Mamou, $215.05 credit.
United States to P. E. Fusilier,
162.83 acres, patent.
United States to P.J.B. Fusilier,
162.10 acres, patent.
A. Giron to J. C. Giron, J by 2 ar
pents near Opelousas, $50 cash.
S. D. Vanright to Ozeme Fontenot,
25 arpents wood land in Grand
Prairie, $66.60 cash.
A. P. Durio to David Durio, 56 ar
pents near Arnaudville, $300 cash.
A. P. Durio to Alicia Roy, his wife,
lot in Arnaudville, $800, datien
Louisiana Hollier to Adam Budd,
J interest in lot in Opelousas, $50 t
Dr. L. Daly to Dr. O. P. Daly, 50
acres In Bellevue. I1250 cash.
ImT LAIT G- IlN
YOUR SUPPLIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
--,mmI"· .-BE IT Y--.
Presents for the Old Folks
TOYS FOR THE CHILDREN,
And last but not least,
Good : Things : for : The : Inner : Man,
C. DIIETLEIN' S
I TE PLACE.
People living in the neighboring towns and vicinity will be fully
repaid for their visit in making their selections.
m A. nHAu.L,
Main Street, OPELOUSAS, LA.
Buck's Stoves and Ranger,
* Washburn Moen's Barb
, wire, the best in the world. .=.
A Complete Line of :
WI TINTVARE, and
*1 ALWAYS ON HAND.
Machinery Fittings, Belting and Packing
C. Lazard Co. Limited,
THE) OLD RELI7.BLE
One Price Clothiers, Furnishers, and Hatters,
29, 31 and 33 Canal Street, Cor. North Peters, New Orleans.
n Jules Marcenac to Anestos Guil
lory, 50 arpents in Point Durald,
le $500 credit.
t, Joseph Simon to Octave Simon,
120 acres in Church Prairy near
e- Opelousas, $1800 credit.
t, S. J. Ferguson to A. F. Rials, 40
acres in Sec. 8 Tp. 1 S R 1 E, $100
e, Simon Ardoin to Zeno Ledez, 40
acres in Grand Prairie, $179credit.
H. H. Deshotels to J. Deshotels, 67
e arpents in Grand Prairie, $635
u, United States to B. E. Soileau, 163
d acres, patent.
Edgar Bertrand to E. Lafleur, 25
0 arpents in Mallet, $147.75 cash.
t. Ernest Sonnier to Alcide Fontenot,
r- Jr., ½ of 50 arpents at Poinit Grand
0 Louis, $75 cash.
A. Villery to W. C. Johnson, 40
e acres in Sec. 10 Tp. 5 S R 2 W,
0 Geo., Provost to A. Levy, 140.34
5 acres in L'Anse La Chaudiere,
I, Clara Dejean, wife, to James F.
H0 enry, 40 arpents between Op
eleusas and Washington, $350
6 From Nov.'30 to Dec. 5, inclusive:
Jules Naquin to Celestine Hollier.
o Theogene Soileau to Alice Ardoin.
i J. B. Chackman to Aliex Artegue.
C. D. Quirk to Mary A. Guillory.
, Dasilva Fontenot to Irma Fonte
, Augustin Lalonde to Antile Lan
s Eunick Fontenot to Mathilde Ar
Pierre McAuley to Elizabeth Fon
A. A. Kerr to Marie E. St. Cyr.
Geo. W. Gray to Genether Wishop.
Martin Andrepont, Jr., to Marther
Eulice Young to Alecia Bertrand.
J. P. Trosclair to Regina DeBaillon.
Louis Desmarais, Jr., to Alice Trai
FOR SALE OR TRADE.
10,000 Catalpa Trees, from four to six
feet high, this year's growth. The finest
tree known for ornamental or for fencing
Dec. 8-4t, Church Point, 1a.
J. If. PARKER VS. ULGER FONTENOT.
13th Justice's Court, Parish of St. Landry. 5
By virtue of a writ of flerl facias issued by
lion. Robert Tate, Justice of the Peace
in and for the 1bth Ward, Parish of St. Lan
dry, in the above entitled suit, and to me
directed, I haire seized and I will proceed to
sell, at tihe residence of defendant, In
Prairie Mamouth, parish of St. Landry, at
12 M., on
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 1894, 1
the followifig described property, to.wit:
One lot Of about forty barrels of rough |
rice in stack.
Terms.--Cash. WM. BULAR, a
ds2t Dy.-Sheriff, Assistant Constable. e
1- CONSTABLE'S SALE.
JEAN ETE. SAUCIER VS. BERTRAND
I18THU JUsTxCE's COURT, PARISH OF ST. LAN.
By virtue of a writ of fieri faclas Issued
9A by Hon. Robert Tate, Justice of the Peace
) in and for the 13th Ward of theparish of St.
Landry, n the above entitled suit, and to
me directed, I have seized and I wil pro
10 ceed to sell, at the office of the Justice of the
Peace, in Prairie Mamouth, at 11 o'clock a.
i7 Saturday, December 22, 1894,
5 the following described property, to-wit:
One dark-bay horse; one lot of about thir
y-fiveor forty barrels of commnn the shucks;
Sone lot o cotton in the seed about six hun
d8 2t Dy. Sheriff St. Landry Parish.
d N OTICE OF TABLEAU.
ESTATE OF WM. WALL.
0 No. 5 276,PROBATE DOCKET, DISTRICT COURT,
PARISH OF ST. LANDDY.
Whereas, Sallie P. Wolff, administratrix of
4 te above estate, has filed a tableau of
classification of debts, distribution of funds
, and final account of said estate; accom
panied by her petition praying for the hom
ologatlon of same, and her final discharge.
Whereas, the prayer of said petition has
a been granted by an order of court bearing
o date Dec. 6, 1894.
Now, therefore, notice is hereby given to
all parties interested to make opposition to
said tableau to file same in writing in
my office, within the time required by law
why the said tableau should not be homolo
gated and confirmed
Dec 8-2t C. M. THOMPSON, Clerk.
NOTICE OF TABLEAU.
ESTATE OF JEAN P. ORTEGO.
No. -, Probate Docket District Court Par
ish of St. Landry, La.
Whereas, Pauline Jeansonne, of the par
ish of St. Landry, adminlstratrix of the
above estate, has filed her tableau of clas
sification, distribution of funds and final
- settlement of said estate, praying for her
discharge as administratrix and cancella
tion of bond as such, accompanied by her
petition praying for the homologation of
And, whereas, prayer of said petition has
been granted by an order of court bearing
Now, therefore, notice is hereby given
to all persons interested to make opposition
to said tableau, to file same in writing
within the time required by law, why the
said tableau should not be homologated and
confirmed. C, M. THOMPSON,
Dec. 8-2t Clerk of Court.
ESTATE OF CYPRIEN B. FONTENOT.
No. 2358, Probate Docket, District Court,
Parish of St. Landry.
Whereas, Emile B. Fontenot, of the parish
of St. Landry, has applied by his petition
to be appointed adm.nistrator of the estate
of Cyprien B. Fontenot, deceased.
Now, therefore, notice is hereby given to
all parties Interested to make opposition to
said appointment, to file same in writing in
my office in Opelousas within ten days from 1
the date of this notice.
dec 8 2t C. M. THOMPSON, Clerk. a
LAND OFIC AT NEW ORLEANs,
Nov. 12, 1854. e
Notice is hereby given that the following- d
named settler has filed notice pf his inten- a
tion to make final proof in support of his
claim, and that said proof will be made be
fore B. Bloomileld, U. 8. Commissioner, at
Opelousas, La., on Monday, Dec. 31, -
WIDOW LUCIA LEDOUX, nee ASHFORD,
who made Hdmestead Entry No. 9908, for
for the NW of 8E1k and SE% of SEet Sec. 7.
and NEt of NEi Sec. 18 Tp. 6 8. . 1 W. La.
He names the following witnessesto prove
his continuous residence upon and cultiva
tion of, said land, viz:
Joseph Bellon, Armand Hebert, Henry E.
Soileau, Louis Vidrine all of Pearceville, St.
Landryz parish, La.
novl,6t G. McD. BRUMBY, Register.
!1|.desirable lands which I will H
sell cheap and on reasonable
terms. Any one who has a
llttle money and will work can get a farm M
and home. I am at home on Mondays gen- b
erally. GEORGE O. ELMS.
BRYANT AS AN EDITOR.
He Fought Fairly and He Respected '(
In 1825 Bryant gave up the law
finally, resolved to earn his living by
his pen. He removed to New York,
where he was to reside for the next
fifty years. He was appointed ed
itor of the New York Review, to
which he contributed many poems,
among them that beginning with
the well-known line:
'The melancholy days have come, the saddest
of the year."
One of the poems by other authors
which he published in the pages of
the New York Review was the
"Marco Bozzaris" of Fitz-Greene
Halleck. But the Review did not
prosper. Before it ceased Bryant
became an editorial writer on the
Evening Post. In 1829 the editor
in chief died, and Bryant was pro
moted to his place. He already
owned one-eighth of the paper, and
he was now enabled to increase his
holding to one-half. This share he
retained to his death, and it became
increasingly profitable as the years
went by. For the last half of his
long life Bryant had an assured in
come from property in his own con
trol. He had to work hard, but he
was his own master. In his editor
ial writings, as in his poetry, the
tone is always full of dignity. Calm
in his strength, he was both temper
ate in expressing his opinions and
good-tempered. He foEt fairly,
and he respected his adversary. He >5
was never a snarling critic, either of
men or of measures. He elevated
the level of theAmerican newspaper,
but it was by his practice, not by
preaching. He was choice in his
own use of words, and there was in
the office of the Evening Post a list
of words and phrases not allowed in
The editorial articles which Bry
ant wrote for his paper day by day
for more than fifty years have never
been collected, and probably they
never will be, though they are a his
tory of the United States for almost
half a century. The letters written
to the Evening Post, when he. was
on his travels, have most of them
been reprinted. - Brander Mat
thews, in St. Nicholas.
Changes in the topography of the
country may occur from causes but
little appreciated by casual ob
servers. Water courser are stopped,
lakes and bayous are formed and
whole counties may be submerged
by the moving of immense bodies of
land that gradually slide down into
waterways and stop their outflow.
An instance of this sort is found at.
the cascades of the Columbia river.
A mountain of basalt more than
eight miles long and two thousand
feet high is slowly sliding Into
the river, and, unless it meets with.
some natural obstacle, will in time
fill the riverbed and formsa dam by
which an dn ,mense body ,of waterr
will be held back in a grea...t ak
Civil engineers and scientists are
wondering how the channel is to be
kept open, and, as. it will be mant-'f
years before any encroachment in
terfering with navigation occurs,
there is ample room for study
and conjecture. The most plausible
reason given for this downward sli:
ing of mountains is that there nty
be a substratum of soft sandstone or
clay. This is continually g dis
solved and washed away'y the
strong current, and thus there is
gradual settling of the mass above;
or the tremendous weight of he
mountain may crush andgrinduje
rock, acting in precisely The sahe
manner as traveling glaciers.-N.
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