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Official Journal of the Parish of St. Landry.
Official Journal of the Town of Opelousas.
Official Journal of the Parish School Board.
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OPIELOUSAS, AUG. I1i, *qo6.
To the Voters of the Seventh Congressional
District of Iouisiana:
I respectfully announce my candidacy for
re-election as the Representative from the
Seventh Congressional District of Louisiana,
in the Sixtieth Congress of the United
States, subject to the action of the Demo
cratic Primary to be held September 6i. IOS.
A. P. PUJO.
TO MY FRIENDS AND THE PUBLIC:
I understand that there are rumors
in circulation to the effect that Mr.
Y. Andrepont has not complied with
his promises made to me prior to the
election. I wish to say that after
the first month of his incumbency in
office at our instance the original
agreement was changed.. The sub
sequent agreement has been fulfilled
to the letter, and is quite satisfactory
to me. Any statements to the con
trary are unqualifiedly false.
THE FRIENDS OF OPEL
OUSAS IN MASS-MEETING.
One of the best mass-meetings held
in the courthouse for many years was
called to order by President Bercier,
of the Progressive League, Monday
night at 8:30 o'clock.
Mr. Remi Mornhinveg was called to
preside over the meeting, and in his
introductory remarks urged upon the
people the paramount importance of
the present movement for a sewerage
The audience was composed of
many of the patriotic ladies of our
town, lending to it grace and that
heavenly women sympathy that men
always crave for when momentous
questions and epochs are to be de
The Clarion regrets that the want
of space will forbid any extensive
notice of the meeting being given.
The wide scope of the arguments of
the speakers would require more space
than can be given in one issue of a
newspaper. It is therefore to be re
gretted that the entire voting popu
lation was not present to hear the in
controvertible arguments made by
the pro-sewerage speakers on Monday
She first speaker was Morton H.
'Thompson, Esq., and if we mistake
not this was his first appearance in a
public address before' an Opelousas
audience, and his friends are unani
mous in congratulating him on his
effort. His plea for Old Opelousas,
his birthplace, the birthplace of his
parents, was earnest and eloquent.
He explained the bond issue, and
exploded the absurb contention of the
opposition that the liquor license
could be used for building sewerage,
in the face of the fact that that fund
was controlled by the Police Jury and
not the council, and that no one
could be found to buy bonds based on
such an uncertain revenue. He dep
recated the fact that the question
had taken on a political phase, and
paid his respects to the politicians
who were trying to build their political
temple over the ruins of their wrecked
, tr M-. Thomnann was loudly an
Hon. E. B. Dubuissou,, the next
speaker, said that he understood it
had been said he was not an enthu
siastic supporter of sewerage; that he
had not addressed the first meeting
because he was only lukewarm in his
support of the question. He wished
to assure the people of Opelousas
that he was not only enthusiastic for
sewerage, but that he was ready to
do anything in an 1 onest effort to in
sure the success of what he con
sidered the greatest move for the
welfare of the town ever submitted
to the people. All agreed that sewer
age was a good thing; promoted
health and comfort of a city, and he
could not see how in the face of this
admission one could claim that 24
mills was too much to pay for it. He
was willing to pay the tax, although
he did not need the city system, as
he had a thorough system of his own
at home. "But I don't want to be
understood as setting up the claim
that I am actuated solely by patriotic
motives for my neighbors who are less
fortunate. I am in favor of it on a
business standpoint. When I help the
town I help my business. When I
see the town grow about me, I feel
that I see my business, both as a
banker and a lawyer, grow with it."
We have advertised to the world that
Opelousas, old Opelousas, had shaken
off its lethargy; that Opelousas had
been aroused from its unnatural sleep
of many years, and was a modern,
striving city. What would the world
think of Opelousas if her citizens
were to vote down a proposition for
23 mills for the first improvement of
modern towns? A punctured balloon!
It had never been known fora modern
town or city to vote down a proposi
tion of this kind. Mr. Dubuisson's
addressa was a masterly .exposition of
the question on a business standpoint.
His hope expressed that if Opelousas
went right on with her improvements
-first sewerage, then paving, then
other civic monuments as the funds
and growth of the city permitted-in
a few years she would be able to
boast of a population of 25,000, was
received with enthusiastic applause.
Judge E. T. Lewis said he was the
oldest living white native of Opelousas,
and he was proud of the town, proud
of the advancement in civic progress
she was making, and wanted to see
her march on and on to triumphal
modern citydom. When the question
was first submitted he had carefully
considered it in all its ramifications,
and had come to the conclusion that
the citizens of Opelousas should vote
the tax-that the health and comfort
of the town demand it, and her civic
progress cried out for it. It would
not be oppressive to the poor-not as
hard as on the rich. The rich man
paid the burden of taxes, and the
poor man always realized a hundred
fold the small amount he paid for
taxes for improvements to the town.
"If I were rich I would rather help
the poor man pay his taxes than try
to persuade the poor man to vote to
save me paying the tax."
Judge Gilbert L. Dupre started out
by saying that he had been told that
the enemies of sewerage were using
his (Dupre's) contribution of ten dol
lars to paying the taxes of the poor
as an argument against sewerage, by
saying that the sewerage people real
ized that they were about to inflict a
hardship on the people. This con
tention, he said, was preposterous.
He had never heard of a man or
woman in Opelousas in distress ap
peal for aid in vain, no matter for
what. There were always some few
upon whom any tax would bear some
what. His idea, though, in giving
the ten dollars was not only to help
those who found themselves hard
pressed, but he realized that he was I
a small tax-payer, and by giving the
amount mentioned he could "trot in
the $4000 class--$10 a year pay
taxes on $4000 of property. Now
they can't say that I am an insigni
ficant tax-payer." Mr. Dupre had
carefully-prepared statistics, showing
that the property in Opelousas was
not over-assessed, as claimed by
the opposition to sewerage. He took
up the figures on the property of sev
eral of the heavy tax-payers-in
stances where six acres was assessed
at $500, and where one acre was sold
from it for $1000; where railroads
had to pay five and six times as much
as the property was assessed. The
fact of the matter was that the pro
perty in Opelousas had been under
assessed, and even now they were as
sessed far below their actual value.
"You talk about certain rich men
being friends of the poor; of wanting
to shield the poor from paying taxes?
Why, these men want to deny to the
poor tenant the comforts that they
themselves enjoy at home, and this
without reason, as the tenant would
not mind a raise of a dollar or so a
month for the additional conveniences
and comfort a sewerage system would
afford,him; and in that way the lessor
would lose nothing and the tenant
would be enjoying comforts that are
reserved now for the rich only." Mr.
Dupre said that sewerage might be
delayed, but it had to come, all other
towns and cities were providing for
it, and no town or city could live or
thrive unless it followed the proces
sion. "Why. even Crowley will have
sewerage---Crowley, where pond lilies
grow on the streets and where to
miss the banquet means certain death
by drowning." Judge Dupre wah
The sensation o0 tne evening was
the complete and unmerciful expose of
the inconsistency of two of the lead
ers' of the opposition to sewerage.
This part of the program was ably
handled by John W. Lewis, Esq., and
the documentary evidence is so direct
and convincing that it will be dif
ficult for these gentlemen to explain
how is it that exactly a year ago
they were uncompromisingly in favor
of the proposition of sewerage, and
now are fighting it. Men change
their minds, 'tis said, but in a matter
like this, where conditions have only
changed to the extent of making the
position then held by them stronger
now, it is not clear how they can at
tribute their change of front to the
old saw which says "Wise men
change their minds, fools never."
August, 1905, was the time when
Mr. R. Lee Garland and Mr. L. Aus
tin Fontenot were champions of a
sewerage system, to be built by A
SPECIAL TAX, holding that the
money derived from the ordinary
revenues and the liquor license should
not be diverted from needed public
improvements-the position now held
by the advocates of sewerage, and so
vigorously contested by these gentle
men. Mr. Garland, in his own hand
writing (for he wrote the special re
port signed by him himself) contended
that a special tax of FIVE mills
should be levied, and a corresponding
reduction in the ad valorem tax
be made. The present proposition is
to vote a TWO AND ONE HALF mills
tax, and reducing the ad valorem tax
THREE MILLS. Mr. Garland might
have changed his position had he re
commended a two and one half mills
tax and a reduction of three mills,
had the council submitted a proposi
tion for a five mills tax and a five mill
reduction, on the grounds that the
people could stand two and one half
mills but not five mills, but how he
can with reason change opinion be
cause the council submitted a better
proposition than he recommended, is
hard to tell.
We give below the document read
by Mr. Lewis to the audience Monday
night. It is a report by the com
mittee of citizens and members of
the Progressive League, appointed
jointly to "take under consideration
the construction of a comprehensive
sewerage system for the town of
Opelousas." It was made on August
Opelousas, La., August, 1905.
To the President and Board of Direct
ors of the Opelousas Progressive
Your undersigned committee ap
pointed under the resolution of Dr.
Fred J. Mayer to take into considera
tion the construction of a comprehen
sive sewerage system for the town of
Opelousas, beg leave to make the
FIRST-That the ordinary revenues
of the town are not sufficient for the
construction and maintenance of such
a system, and that an issue of bonds
will be necessary to provide adequate
means for said purpose.
SECOND-Your committee beg!
leave to submit in connection here
with a communication addressed to
the authorities of the town by Mr,
Ira W. Sylvester, a Civil Engineer,
showing that the cost of a sewerage
system snfficient for present wants
and admitting of extension and en
largment sufficient for a population
of 20,000 people and showing that
the actual cost of constructing such
a system would not exceed $29,168.00.
Mr. Sylvester has the reputation of
being a competent engineer, and we
are of opinion that his report and
estimate majr be accepted as reliable.
The town authorities have in their
possession the plans in detail for such
a system prepared by Mr. Sylvester
and which could be utilized.
THIRD-Your committee are of
opinion that an adequate supply of
artesian water would be an indispen
sible auxiliary to the proposed sew
erage system, and that two artesian
wells of adequate capacity be bored
and equipped at a cost not exceeding
FOURTH-Your committee report
further that a fund of about $40,000
to meet the cost of a comprehensive
system of sewerage and artesian
water supply for the town, will be
required and they recommend that
steps be taken without delay to call
a special election to take the sense
of the property tax payers and qual
ified electors of the town under the
provisions of Artical 281 of the con
stitution and Act No. 145 of 1902
whether a special tax of five mills
should be levied for ten years to pro
vide the means for the payment of
the capital and interest of a bond
issue.of $40,000 for said purposes.
Finally, your committee beg leave
to report of the bond issue and that
there is no constitutional or legal
impediment in the way; that the term
for the imposition of special taxes
for the construction of the high
school building has expired and. that
for the payment of the electric light
and water supply system of the town
will expire July 1906.
Your committee have been con
vinced that the means for the con
struction of a sewerage and artisian
water supply system should be raised
by a special tax, in order that all of
the ordinary revenues of the town
might be expended upon necessary
improvements such as the paving of
side-walks and streets. It is now
certain that within a very brief pe
riod of time there will be a consider
able increase to the commerce and
population of our town and that the
paving of some of our principal
thoroughfares will be indespensible
and it would be a shortsighted policy
indeed if we should so divert or tie
up the resources of the town as to
prevent such necessary improvements
as those sungested.
GILBET L. DUPRE, Chairman,
JNO. W. LEWIS,
L. AUSTIN FONTENOT,
BENJ. A. LITTELL, M. D.,
A. J. BERCIER,
E. B. DUBUISSON.
I join with the majority of the
committee in RECOMMENDING THE
IMPOSITION OF A SPECIAL FIVE
MILL TAX, to meet payment of the
bonds and interest coupons, sufficient
to construct a suitable sewerage sys
tem, and recommend a corresponding
reduction in the ad valorem tax so
long as the high license continue.
and the revenues from that source
are as much as they are now.
R. LEE GARLAND.
We have not the room to elaborate
on this most strange conversion in
the short space of one year. A care
ful perusal of the entire document,
"joined in" by Mr. Garland, and sup.
j plemented by him, will prove a revelas
tion to many who have heard these
I gentlemen speak on this most im
Prof, P. H. Maroney, the old vet
- eran school teacher, celebrated hit
1 78th birthday last Sunday, by a spreac
s of cakes and refreshments at his board.
g ing house, where a few of his intimate
e friends assembled and bade the gooc
s old gentleman many more sunshin3
s days ere the sunset of the final day
x Mr. Maroney has been teaching schoo
t in St. Landry Parish for 28 years, anc
many of the young men and women o0
s St. Landry owe the education the3
, possess to him. He has taught rura
schools altogether, prefering to devote
11I his life to the lifting of darkness that
e to enjoy the more luxurious life o:
I the cities and towns. He has done
e much for the country children of St
s Put up that hammer! If you wan
to "knock," and have.to "knock,"-i
d you are a "knocker" and couldn'
y keep from "knocking" if you triec
I- real hard, "knock" something els
f but Old Opelousas.
A "MOSSBACI;" JUGlinER.
. --. -
Opelousas, La., Aug., 7.
Editor Clarion.-In the last two
issues of your paper, in comparing
the millage rate paid by the people
of Opelousas in 1905, with what they
will pay in 1906, you add the 5 mills
voted the Colorado Southern as hav
ing been paid, making the total mill
age for 1905, forty-one mills, when in
reality it was but thirty-six, the tax
not going into effect until this year.
In summing up the millage to be
paid this year, you state that the
parish tax has been reduced to 8 mills.
This is not a fact, since the Police
Jury has failed to reduce it up to the
Admitting the other figures to be
correct, the comparison should be as
19(5 Millage. 1906 Millage.
State 6 mills State.... 5 mills
Parish 10 mills Parish 10 mills
Town.. 10 mills Town.. 7 mills
W-wks. 5 mills O G, Ry 5 mills
0 G, Ry 5 mills Col So.... 5 mills
Total ....36 mills Total ....32 mills
A reduction of four mills, and an
apparent reduction of taxes. But
you fail to state that although the
millage has been decreas@1, the as
sessment of the town has been in
creased over 25 per cent.
Now, let us do a little figuring and
see what the result to the tax-payer
will be-whether he is going to pay
less taxes in 1906 with a decreased
millage, or not. Let us take the as
sessment of $1000 in 1905. The tax
at 36 mills amounted to $36.00. In
1906 with the assessment increased
25 per cent, the assessment would be
$1250, which at 32 mills would make
the tax just $40.00-an increase of
$4.00 over 1905. Add to this 2 1-2
mills for sewerage, and you have a
total of $43.12 1-2, an increase of
Now, where is your reduction of
taxes? These figures are indisputable.
There has been a general increase in
the assessment of 25 per cent, and I
know of individual cases where the
increase has been over 40 and as high
as 50 per cent. How can it be
successfully argued that taxes will be
less in the face of these figures? And
what guarantee has the tax-payer
that the assessment will not be further
increased, from year to year? True,
the sewerage tax on $1000 is only
$2.50; but that the $1000 will have
grown in a few years by gradual
stages to $2000, is easily conceived,
in view of present conditions, and the
tax-payer who pays $2.50 this year
will be paying $5.00 per. year long
before the sewerage bonds, will have
been redeemed, without taking into
consideration the corresponding in
crease in the amount of the regular
taxes, which should not be lost sight
The above communication is practi
cally a revamp of the "arguments"
used by the opposition on all oc
In arguing that there should have
been no raise in the assessment, the
opposition argue that the city should
not grow; that it should remain the
"sleepy hollow" old moss-grown town
it was a few years ago. They argue
that it was wrong for our people to
have voted the railroad taxes, and
advertised Opelousas as a garden
spot, smilling to be tickled by the
hand of capital and industries. The
increase had to come with the growth
of the city; had to come with the in
crease in the price of property. It
was unreasonable to expect the as
sessment to have remained the same,
while properties were doubling, tripl
ing themselves; where business, with
the properties, increased many fold.
It was the natural evolution of a
growing town; the blooming of an
uncultivated flower, husbanded and
made to bloom and give out its beau
ty and perfume.
That Opelousas was under-assessed
there can be no denying. Aye, it
was ridiculously assessed. With the
increase in the assessment, there can
be no complaint. WHERE IS THERE
A PROPERTY IN OPELOUSAS FOR
WHICH THE OWNER WOULD
TAKE DOUBLE ITS ASSESSED
VALUE? We will take the case ol
the writer of the above communica
s tion, for instance (who is, by the way,
an estimable and well-meaning gentle
men). He owns a money-making
business property worth, at a low es
timate, $3000 which is assessed this
r year (1906) for $1000!
"Mossback" is wrong in correcting
the Clarion's table. We never con
tended that 41 mills had been paid
last year. What we contended, and
e still contend, is that the tax assessed
- and voted against the people of Ope.
lousas last year was 41 mills. The3
voted the 5 mills Colorado Souther,
tax last September, before any tall
s of a decrease in the rate of taxation
i and in that way assessed againsi
- themselves a tax of 41 mills, whicl
e they would have paid this year hac
d not the reductions and the expiration
y one year ahead of time, of the water
works tax taken place. Hence de
4 ductions must be made against the
d 41 mills, which, we repeat, wouk
f have been the tax this year but foi
y this reductions mentioned.
lI "Mossback" is equally wrong whet
e he says that the parish tax has no,
n been reduced from ten to eight mills
f The police jury is pledged by resolu
e tion to such a reduction, but leaving
b. this aside, the State Legislature passel
a law at its last sitting reducing
State and parochial taxes, the forme:
it one mill and the latter two mills
if effective immediataly. Surely "Moss
't back" should know this, and we arn
d forced to say that in our ,opiiion h,
e does know it. Juggling with figure
is as easy as it is dangerous.
His table, like his assessment pliant,
is not to be considered, because it is
not in accordance with "indisputable"
The increased assessment can not
justly be taken into consideration in
a calculation like that attempted by
"Mossback." The assessment stands,
and the tax will have to be paid in
accordance therewith, sewerage tax
or no sewerage tax. The sewerage
question did not bring about the in
crease of assessment, and that as
sessment is in force whether the tax
is defeated or carried. The proposi
tion now before the voter is: The
Board of Alderman has made it pos
sible, by reducing the ad volorem, or
ordinary tax, three mills, for the
people of Opelousas to vote a tax of
two and one half mills for sewerage.
Can anything be plainer than this?
If the Board of Aldermen had not
taken off this three mills tax, so that
you could vote sewerage, would you
not have been compelled to pay three
mills this year-the three mills taken
off? And is that not a half mill more
than you will pay if sewerage is
Your photo on a postal card at 6
cents each, at Carter's Studio.
More As To Cost Of Sanitary Outfit
The following letter, written to
Mr. W. J. Sandoz, of our city, is from
the largest plumbing firm in the
South--Manion & Co., of New Or
leans. Its reliability will, we hope,
be unquestioned. It will be noticed
that the price is for a seventy-five
New Orleans, July 23rd, 1906.
W. J. Sandoz Esq., Opelousas, La.
Dear Sir:--Complying with your re
quest, we have to say, that a good
servicable closet connected up for
actual use, together with about 75
feet 6" Terra Cotta Sewer Pipe,
would ordinarily cost about forty
dollars, not over.
There should be no hesitation in
regard to the introduction of Sew
erage into your little City. You
surely need it. I was there and saw
the frightful conditions, a disgrace
to any comunity. It was such dis
graceful conditions that caused the
people of New Orleans to vote to tax
themselves for sewerage and drainage.
How can you expect to grow and
have a healthy community in the
midst of filth? Plenty of good
water and good sanitary conditions
is absolutely necessary if a coni
munity would prosper.
MANTON RT COr hv M Maninn.
munity would prosper.
e MANION & CO., by M. Manion.
g Mr. Dossmann T See Bryan.
0 Quite an honor was conferred on
- our townsman, Hon. L. J. Dossmann,
r by Chairman Chas. Janvier, of the
t State Central Democratic Exceutive
Mr. Janvier is empowered by Hon.
,"Norman E. Mack, Chairman of the
National Democratic Executive Com
mittee, to delegate ten members of
e the Louisiana State Committee to at
e tend the reception to W. J. Bryan
d upon his arival in the United States
e on August 4th, and Mr. Janvier selec
n ted Mr. Dossmann as one of the ten.
e These ten committeemen will repre
o sent Louisiana at the reception of the
d great Democratic leader.
n Mr. Dossmann informs us that he
e will attend.
h At The Episcopal Gnurch.
t Morning Prayer and service at the
Episcopal Church, next Sunday, at 11.
Strangers corially welcome.
Musical programme: Hymns 311,
h 491, 342.
. Vqnite, (Robinson.)
a Te Deum, (Loyd), Solo, Roy Ed
Offectory, Ave Maria, (Mascogni),
Mrs. B. R. Splane.
Typewriter For Sale.
e Special Bargain-Smith Premier
n Typewriter No. 2, almost new, apply to
R C. C. SANDOZ.
D School time will soon be here. The
D children must have new clothes. They
>f look better and wear longer if made
1- on the lock-stitch Singer.
' Dr. S. A. Smith, of New Orleans,
g Superintendent of Anti-Saloon League,
3. is to speak as follows, to-morow (Sun.
is day.) At 11 a. m. at the Baptist
Church, in Opelousas; 4 p. m. Bellevue
g Methodist Church; 8:15 p. m. Metho
I. dist Church in Opelousas. Everybody
id invited to hear him. Will be a treat
id to the people of Opelousas.
d A. C. Holder, Pastor M.E. Church.
W. R. Brown, Pastor Baptist Church.
'y The thiry-seventh annual session
of the Opelousas Female Institute
will begin Monday, September 3rd
i 1906. I have a competent faculty
h engaged, and we propose to give sat
d isfaction to our patrons. For further
particulars apply to Mrs. M. M.
e- Attention is directed to the adver
le tisment of Mr. L. L. Danel, the hust
Id ling and prosperous east-end merchant.
)r He keeps an up-to-date grocery estab
lishment over there, and has a deli
mn very to send goods' to any part of
s. Free exhibitions in Opelousas, by
n- the world's greatest Singer, the "66.'
ig Buy a Singer. Carter sells them on
d credit. Terms to suit anybody and
s, A dog kennel is being erected on
s- the courthouse square. That com~
re pletes the collection-market house
he water tank, jail, and now a dog house
es The Sheriff will keep the parisi
Notice of Registration.
Public notice is hereby given that the
Registration Office for the Parish of St.
Landry will be open at the Court House in
the city of Opelousas, for the registration
of all those who shall have become legally
entitled to register since the preceding re
gitstration, beginning on
Monday, August 6, 19o6,
and remaining at that place for one week,
ending Saturday, August 11th, and that for
that purpose the Registrar will be at the
following named precincts, on the day
hereinafter mentioned to-wit:
For the 4th Police Jury Ward, 11th Elec
tion Precinct, at Palmetto, at Wesley Bud
den', Qffice, Monday, August 13ath.
For the 4th Police Jury Ward, 9th Election
Precinct, at Melville, at J. H. Bergeron's
office, on Tuestay, August 14th.
For the 4th Police Jury Ward, 8th Elec
tion Precinct, at E. G. Richard's Store, on
Wednesday, August 15th.
For the 4th Police Jury Ward, 12th Elec
tion Precinct. at L. Godchaux's Store Thurs
day, August 16th
For the 4th Police Jury Ward, 13th Elec
tion Precinct, at W. F. Ciopton's Store,
Friday, August 17th.
For the 5th Police Jury Ward, 16th Elec
tion Precinct, at Whiteville, at J. P. Sa
vant's Store, Saturday, August 18th.
For the 5th Police Jury Ward, 15th Elec
tion Precinct, at Garland, at Issac Goetz's
Store, Monday, August 20th.
For the 5th Police Jury Ward, 82nd Elec
tion Precinct, at Barbreck, at Phillips &
Milburn's Store, Tuesday, August 21st.
For the 6th Police Jury Ward, 18th Elec
tion Precinct, at Dossmann, at Dossmann's
Store, Wednesday, August 22d.
For the 6th Police Jury Ward, 33rd Elec
tion Precinct, at Lone Pine, at Smith & Co.,
Store, Thursday, August 23rd.
For the 6th Police Jury Ward, 21st Elec
tion Precinct, at Bayou Chicot at Sam Haas'
Store, Friday, August 24th.
For the 6th Police Jury Ward, 19th Elec
tion Precinct, at Church House, at Lake
Cove, Saturday, August 25th.
For the 6th Police Jury Ward, 22nd Elec
tion Precinct, at Pine Prairie Hall, Monday,
For the 6th Police Jury Ward, 20th Elec
tion Precinct, at Beaver Creek, at Norris'
School House, Tuesday, August 28th.
For the 7th Police Jury Ward, 26th Elec
tion Precinct, at Point Gr'd Louis, at Robt,
Tate's Wednesday, August 29th.
For the 7th Police Jury Ward, 25th Elec
tion Precinct, at IVpper Mamouth, at J. J.
Landreneau's Thursday, August 80th.
For the 7th Police Jury Ward, 23rd Elec
tion Precinct, at Ville Platte, at B. L.
Derouen's Store, Friday, August 31st.
For the 7th Police Jury Ward, 24th Elec
tionPrecinct, at Chataignler, at A. Guillet's
Store, Saturday, September 1st.
For the 8th Police Jury Ward, 29th Elec
tion Precinct, at Mallet, at C. N. Ber
trand's, Monday, September 3rd.
For the 5th Police Jury Ward, 27th Elec
tion Precinct, at Theo. Rosa's Store, Tues
day, September 4th.
For the 8th Police Jury Ward, 81st Elec
tion Precinct, at Eunice, at Eunice Drug
Store, Wednesday, September 5th.
For the 8th Police dury Ward, 26th Elec
tion Precinct, at Lower Mamouth, at Ed
ward DeJean's Store, Thursday, September
For the 8th Police Jury Ward, 30th Elec
tion Precinct, at Plaquemine Point, at A.
W. Dejean's office, Friday, September 7th.
For the 1st Police Jury Ward, 3rd Election
Precinct, at Bellevue, at School House,
Saturday, September 5th.
* WHEN IN NEED OF
- FRESH GROCERIES OR A FAT CHICKEN, I
Charcoal, Feedstuff, call 'phone 55 at any time
" of day and goods will be delivered at once....
S -CL. L. L D.A.ANBEL..
JUDGE W. C. PERRAULT PEYTON R. SANDOZ
Ex-Judge 11th Judicial District of La. Member of House of Representatives
PERRAULT & SANDOZ,
...ATTORNEYS AT LAW...
OFFICE: Second Floor St. Landry State Bank Building, Opelousas, `.a.
Will practice both civil and criminal law In the courts of this and adjoining Parlihes.
Successions and land litigations a specialty. Notaries and Abstracters of lnd titles in
office. Office 'phone (long distance) No. 238. Judge Perrault's residence 'phone (long
distance) No. 32. Mr. Sandoz's residence 'phone (long distance) No. 24.I. 0. Box 94.
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FIRST-CLASS SHAVING, HAIRCUTTING, SHAlMPOOING AND HOT AND
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E. A. BODEI1ULLER, Proprietor,
Bellevue Street - - - - - - - - Opelousas, La
03 St. GhE les Avenue,
New Orleans, Louisiana.
Session begins October 1st, 1906. Fits boys for any Southern Col
lege. Thorough learning in Primary, Grammar, and Academic Grades. Full
corpse male teachers,-college graduates. Large Grounds. Daily Military
Drill under Captain L. S. Nollingham, (Virginia Military Institute.) Home
like boarding department under Miss Agnes M. Campbell. Write for cata
logue. W. EDWARD WALLS, A. M.,
W. CATESBY JONES, A. M.,
aug4-4t . PRINCIPALs.
EVER SEE A HOUSE FLYI
You'll see millions of 'em soon. Put the WHEELER SCREENr on for
free trial as below and fool 'em. During the trial watch the WHEELER
win its way, upstairs and down, on crooked, straight, swollen and shrunken
windows, under the daily duties of washing glasses, cleaning sills, shaking
out dust rags, etc.
Ten-Day Free Trial
On any or every window you wish to screen. No matter what you thought
to buy, or what you thought to 'pay, first use the WHEELER ten
days free, and learn all that a Screen must do to satisfy year after year.
Off they come after the trial if they fall in any way.
A. C. SKIIL4ES,
THE LUMBERMA 1 N.
For the 2nd Police Jury Ward, 5th Elec
tIon Precinct, at Coulee Croche at Louis F.
Sibille's Store, Monday, September 10th.
For the 2nd Police Jury Ward, 4th Elec
tion Precinct, at Grand Coteau, at Judge J.
A. Smith's office, Tuesday, September 11th.
For the 3rd Police Jury Ward. 6th Election
Precinct, at Leonville, at Frank Que
bedeaux's Store, Wednesday, September
For the erd Police Jury Ward, 7th Election
Precinct, at Notleyville. at Mrs. N. C. De
villler's Store, Thursday, September 13th.
For the 4th Police Jury Ward, 10th Elec
tlon Precinct, at Waxla, at School House,
Friday. September 14th.
For the 1st Police Jury Ward, 2nd Election
Precinct, at Dr. F. Vidrine's Store, Satur
day, September 15th.
For the 5th Police Jury Ward, 17th Elec
tion Precinct, at Grand Prairie. at School
House, Monday, September 17th.
For the 5th Police Jury Ward, 14th Elee
tion Precinct, at Washington, at Town
Hall, Tuesday, September 18th.
After which day the Registration office
will be open daily at the Court House, in
Opelousas, as required by law, for the re
gistration of all those who shall have be
come legally entitled to register since the
preceding registration throughout the
Parish, beginning Wednesday, September
19th, and ending Saturday, October 6th,
1906, at which time the registration for the
Parish of St. Landry will finally close. All
persons claiming the, right to register un
der the Property Qualification, should pro
duce their Tax Receipts.
L. J. DOSSMANN,
Assessor and Registrar,
aug11 Parish of St. Landry.
OTICE is hereby given that my wife. Ele
idia Smien, has left my bed and
board, and that I will no longer be respon
sible for debts contracted by her, nor for
her actions in any manner.
FAUSTIN ST. ANDRE.
Mallet, La., August 11, 1906-5t
1" and 2" cull oak lumber at $10.00 per
thousand feet. Suitable for Cotton pens,
bridge flooring and other rough work.
je2l-St Macland, La.
N OTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
ESTATE OF THEODULE GUILLORY'
No. 6155, Probate Docket District Court Par
ish of St. Landry, La.
Whereas. Jean Guillory, of St. Lan
dry parish, has applied by his petition to be
appointed administratrator of the estate
above entitled and numbered. Now, there
fore, notice is hereby given to all par
ties interested to make opposition to said
appointment, to file same in writing, in my
office in Opelousas, within ten days from
the date of this notice.
augll-2t Clerk of Court.
LAND OFFIcE AT NEW ORLEANS, LA.,
June 14, 1906.
Notice is hereby given that the following
named settler has fled notice of his inten
tion to make final proof in support of his
claim, and that said proof will be made
before R. M. Littell, U, 8. Commissioner, at
Opelousas, Ia., on August 20, 1900, vis:
Eunice, La.. I. E. No. 2504, for the NWL.
NE4, Sec. 21, T. 6, S., R. 2 W., La. Mar,
He names the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon and cultiva
tion of said land, viz:
Aristile Granger, Alexander Bertrand
Angelas M. Fontenot. Oscar Rider, all of
WALTER L. COHEN,