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Enterprise. J. B. LAWTON, Editor and Proprietor. VOLUME XVI. DEVOTED TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF HOME INTERESTS. NEW IBEKIA, LA., SAT IJ KD AY, MAY 12, 1900. Subscription, $1.50 per Annum. NIJMHEK IL' OFFICIA L. AN ORDINANCE. To put into effective operation Article« iitfl, '^92 '21*3. an«l 294 of the Constitution of the State, to «livide the Parmh of IhTia into road dis tricts; to raise funds for the purpose of con structing, maintaining and repairing the public roads and bridges of said I'arUh; to relieve frotn compulsory road duty certain persons and to provide for the penalties and punishtii<«nt violations of this Ordinance. Section 1. He it ordained by the I'oliee .lury of the Parish of Iberia, La . That tin- Parish of Ibe ria be antl is hereby divided into eight road dis trlcta as follows, to wit: The first road district shall be composed of the first ward of the Parish of Iberia; the *Jd district of the'2d ward ; the lid road district of the 3d ward the 4th road district of the 4th ward; the fit h road district <»f the 5th ward; the <ith road district of the tith ward; tin* 7th road district of the 7th ward; and the Htli road district of the 8th ward. The road district may be sub divided thereafter by proper resolutions of this Police Jury. Section z. He it further ordained, etc., That there shall bo set aside one mill of the taxes, levied by the Police Jury of Iberia Parish, of the year 1900, and of each subsequent year thereafter, for the purpose of constructing, maintaining an<J repairing the public roads and bridges of the Parish of Iberia. Section 3. Be it further ordained, etc., That there is hereby imposed and levied an annual per capita tax of One Dollar, for the calendar year 1W99, and for each succeeding calendar year, upon each able bodied male inhabitant of the Parish of Iborla, between the ages of eighteen (1H) and fifty five (55) years, except expressly exempt from auch tax by Arricle 291 of the Constitution « which said tax shall be collected in the calendar year of 1900, and in each subsequent calendar year, bv the tax collector of the Parish of Iberia, and shall bo paid on or before the thirty first. (31) day of December in each respective year to said tax collector; and whosoever shall refuse, neglect or fail to pay the said per capita tax on or before the thirty first (31) day ot December of each vear, shall, be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject himself to a criminal prosecution in the courts of this State and under the laws governing criminal prosecutions and trials, and upon trial and con viction before a court of competent Jurisdiction be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than Five Dollars, ($5.00) nor more than Twenty Dollars, (9 *20.00) or imprisoned in the Parish jail for not less than five nor more than thirty «lays, or both at the discretion of the court. Section 4. Be it further ordained, etc.. That it shall be the duty of Assessor of the Parish of * " ' ilng of each year, to enter, carry and record, in a Book especially provided for that purpose and to be known as the road and bridge " * * " * — ble Iberia, at*the beginlng of each year, to enter, carry d record, in a b rpose and to bf per capita tax book,' names of every able between the ages of eighteen (18) and fifty five (55) years, liable ta the said annual per capita tax as provided for in Sec. 3 of this ordinance, and he shall as soon as completed turn it over to the tax collector of the Parish of Iberia, and he shall reçoive the same fees as now fixed by law for assessing property and other assessments. Section 5. Be it further ordained, etc., That the collector shall keep the said '"road and bridge per capita tax book" separate from the State aud Parish tax roils, and lie shall issue to the parson paying said tax tlie proper receipt and shall enter in said book the date of the collection or payment thereof. Section 0. Be it further ordained, etc., That on the second (2d) day of the month of January of oach year, the tax collector shall deliver to the Police Jury a complete and correct list of all the delinquent per capita tax payers, and the Presi dent of the Police Jury shall take the proper steps towards having said delinquents arrested and prosecuted for the violation of this ordinauce as provided in Soction 3 of this ordinance Seciioti 7. Be It further ordained, etc., That there Is hereby levied an annual license tax for the year 1899, and for each subsequent year, upon each vehicle and bicycle in the Parish, graded as follows, to wit: Upon each Jumper und sulky, twenty five cents, l'pôn each two-wheel buggy and chaise, thirty live cents. Upon each four-wheeled huggv, phaeton, carlole or carry all dog cart, and cabriolet, fifty cents. „ Upon each barouche, hack, surrey, landau, and omnibus or bus. seveuty five cents. Upon each one horse cart, twenty five cents. Upon each dray and two horse cart fifty cents. Upon each plantation cart and waggon, fifty ceata. Upon each peddling cart one horse, seventy-five cents. Upon eftch peddling cart two horse, one dollar. Upon each bicycle, twenty five cents. Upon nil other two-wheeled vehicles not es pee 1*11 y mentioned herein each twenty five cents. Upon nil other four-wheeled vehicles not es pecially mentioned herein each fifty cents. • 8eetion 8. Belt further ordained, etc.. That goBfi ig--.: fait m poMlble from Meh and »vary parson or poraoM, association of persons, business Arms or eorpo ration» la tha Pariah of Iberia, owning and possessing any of «aid vehicle« graded in Bee. 7 of this ordinance, tha aaid license tax, which aaid lieonae «hall be due and collectible during the Arat two month« of aaeh year, and all unpaid lleemaa •hall become délinquant on the flnt day of March of each year, and au peraoni who acquire any of the above vehicle« and bicyele, named in aaid See. 7, after that date «hall become delinquent unie«« the lieenae I« paid within ten day«. Bastion 9. Be it further ordained, etc., That any perso* or peraon«, required to take out a lieenae under thU ordinance upon the vehielee and bleyles mentioned in Sec. 7 of thla ordinance, who snail fail or neglect to take out «aid liceme «hall be liable to be aued by the Police Jury for the amount «f aaid ltceme in any court of competent Juridic tion in thé aame manner «• in ordinary «ulta. Section 10. Be it further ordained, etc., That tha only legal evidence that a lleenie haa Wen paid «hall be the appropriate form of lisenae txued by tha Poliee Jury, and no raeeipt Uaued by tha tax collector in place of the llcenao Itself be valid. Section XI. Be It further ordained, etc., That tha ex-oOelo tax collector of the Pariah of Iberia, ahall kaap a book in which he «hall record or flle tha atatement made under oath of all peraona who may apply for the liceuie for and upon each vahlcla ana bicyele mentioned in See. 7 of thla ordinance, and which «aid oath ahall be aa to tha au m bar and kind of vehicle« and bieyelea, aaid persons may own and possess and «aid tax collec tor la hereby empowered and required to admlnli tar aaid oath to the person« applying for «aU lieenae under thla ordinance. Section 13. Be tl further ordained, ete., That tha tax collector I« hereby required to keep a lleenie register and enter the name« of every per son, aaaoclatlon of person«, bualneei flrma or cor poration« owning and posieulng the different kin da of vehiclea and bicycle« mentioned ia thla ordinance and liable to «aid license tax. tha name of each vehicle, the number of vehicle« and bleyelaa «aid peraon or person« own and oossess, tha graduation of the aame, tha amount of lieanae and tha data of collection or payment Section 13. Be It further ordained, ete., That on the first dhy of the month of March of each year tha tax collector ahall deliver to the Pollea Jury a complete list of all the delinquent lieenae pay a together with thetr location and the number kind of vehicles and bicycles owned and pos aaaaad by them and tha amount of lieenae due, and tha aaid Poliee Jury ahall Immediately pro eeed to oolleet aame hy ault In accordance with and aa provided In this ordinance. Seetton 14. Be it further ordained, ete., Thai the tax collector ahall receive the aame feea for tha collection of the per capita tax and tha lieenae tan aa now fixed by law for the collection of State tiJ Ptrftib tâZM Mid 1 teen ten. Section IB. Be It further ordained, etc., That tha tax collector ahall settle with the Parish for aaid par capita and lieenae tax in the same manner aad form aa for other Parish taxee and licensee, and all lawa governing tax collector» in the per formance of ttaelr duties and not specially pro vlded herein shall be applicable to thla ordtnanee. Section 16. Be It further ordained, etc., That the tas collector ahall issue to the tas aouaetor shall issue to the peraon or persona tas collector ahall issue to the tas aouaetor shall issue to the peraon or persona paying aaid lieanae tax a lieenae »late or platea, aaariag the name of the Pariah, tha amount paid on eacn vehicle or blcyle and tha year In which «aid lieanae wai paid, which plate shall be fur nished by the Police Jury and baned (Ma of coat to the liceaaa payer, aad whleh aaid license plate ahall bo twnad la number and amount according to the graduation herein died and one for eaeh vehicle or bicyele apon whleh aaid licence I« paid. 17. Bo It farther ordained, ete., That tha r ordained, ete. o* pi ma s paying «aid licence tax shall ' eata pis te s la a conspicuous manner by ■g said Ureas* plate to their vehicle, oa id aide, aad any peraon or peraoas who r neglect to display aaid platée aa ham la pcovtded, ahall be liable to pay a One of not lose than ta* doll ara, or be Impriaoned in the pariah jail tor not mora Una thirty daya, or both at the «leere tion of the Court. Seetton 18. Be It further ordalaed, etc., That all natio n s paying tha said Road and Bridge tan lieenae levied aa herein providedshallbe roll (Has aampnlaory road duty under tha road of this State. relieved laws BOARD and LODGING. AT THE HAWKINS HOUSE. 8k. Fetor Stnet. Near K. R. Depot. Large, Comfortable Rooms and Hone-like Accommodations. TERMS REASONABLE. L. A. Pellerin, Mnj ftfcHt ail KnI Estate Agist. Bl'dg. Main St., New Iberia, La. 151 POUND WATERMELON 1 Think of Such • Monster. 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And John saw the holy city, new Jeru salem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a gieat voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be Iiis people, and God him self shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eves ; and their shall be 11 > more death, neither sorrow, ror crying, neither shall there be any more pain : for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And h said unto me, write : for these words are true and faithful. Revelation XXI. 2-5. At this flu de sierl<> when we are about to deliver our valedictories 011 the closing century, aud to ap propriate to our owu thought and action its manifold lessons and varied experiences ; it may not he amiss to examine again our time honored faith. Let us therefore tudy this morning with renewed earnestness the possible develop ment of God's kingdom of which this faith is the life and power. Our texts have given us a prayer and a prophecy. The prophecy fulfilled is the prayer answered. Our Lord has taught us to pray, "Thy king dom come" St. John the Divine has revealed to us his Apocalyptic vision of the holy city, in which we behold e kingdom completely realized. WJuuTis that triumphant celestial picture f Let our eyes gaze upon it in all its glorified splendor. Let the impression be indelibly photo graphed on our minds. The holy city, the new Jerusalem, coining down from God out of heaven ; the tabernacle of God with men ; the presence of God himself ; the wip ing away of tears; the annihila tion of death, the vanishing of sor row and crying and pain ; the pass ing away of former things; the "Behold I make all things new"— can nature or art furnish us any thing more realistic! It was the mission of the Seer of Patinos to reveal to us poor and toiling artis ans the completed architecture of this kingdom of God. I have advisably called the Apo calypse a realistic picture. A phil osophic wisdom may prefer to call this the ideal ; but it may truthfully be said that nothing is so intensely real as the ideal. The human soul has an architecture of its own. It builds its palaces; constructs its temples ; and in its dreams sees the vision of the beautiful perfected in art and hears divine minstrelsy triumphant in song. What we call the real is passing away : to-morrow it shall have gone. The picture of the city of God, painted in the golden glory of time's sunset, shall be the intensely real throughout the aeons of eternity. Well might we sing with the poet : "My feet arc worn and weary with tlio march Over the rough road and up the steep hill-side; O'eity of our ''od, I fain would see Thv pasture „ r reen, where peaceful waters glide! My eyes are weary looking nt the ain, Impiety and sArn upon the earth ; O cltv of our God, within thy walls All-all arc clothed again with thy new birth." From this mount of transfigura tion we must come down. We have been refreshed by the vision and in it we have seen our divine Arch itect's plan. It must now be ours to build the kingdom of God on earth agreeably to this celestial picture. It is needless for ns to ■ay that the metaphores of the kingdom and the city stand for pe?' fected human life. It must be the inquiry of all true philosophy : Is life really advancing toward the supremely goodt Is there such a thing as the progress of civiliza tion? Is Christianity fully develop ing the human individual toward heavenly citizenship: the human race toward the conoeption of the divine kingdom f How shall we answer these questions f A fruit less agnosticism wonld contempt uously ignore the only authority competent to solve the mystery ; a despairing pessimism would cruelly remove that authority from a con sideration of earthly affairs. Thank God ! we have the guidance of our blessed faith. We can turn its pure lens upon the trend of human history and there behold the opera tion of a divine power, who is shaping and developing humanity to an eternal purpose. We cannot see the plant grow, nor the planet move but after time has sped its course, we discover that the one has increased in size, the other has changed its position in the heavens. So hnman society is growing and moving on toward a divine destiny. The research of the i ,lllIo f°i/ 1 ' e l r ' the in r , D v. tion °! scientist, the son<j ot the poet, the tlic prayer of the saint, the blood of the martyr have not been lost on an apparently heedless world. In literature, in science, in art, in faith, in sacrifice, human life has grown rich. Surely then we should thank ( !od and take courage. At the same time we should not permit our optimism to beget within us a spirit of htissi: ftiiri which might prompt the too easily satisfied to let well enough alone. We cannot speak of the growth of God's kingdom without, consid ering its relationship to the King. When Jesus Christ came from the Father and was made manifest to man in the incarnation, he brought the kingdom of (Jod with liini. It was the very atmosphere which environed his personality. After his sacrifice on Calvary and his victory over death and the grave, our Lord remained on earth for forty days, "speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of < Jod." The kingdom then was undoubtedly a reality, and the King established its permanency by his victory over sin and death. Henceforth as the Lord of life he shall reign, and his power of life shall be the quicken ing influence of the kingdom. If then this kingdom came with Christ, if it became a potential organism before the cloud received him out of the Apostles' sight, why should we still pray, "Thy king dom come?" Is not the kingdom here either in the visible Catholic Church, of which our Anglican Communion is a branch, or in those many divine influences which have b^'ii ever active in regener ating man's heart, in ameliorating his moral and social condition, and in developing all life into the per fection of divine holiness and love? What can be the meaning of our continuous use of this prayer? If we examine carefully the parables of our Lord which were designed to illustrate the kingdom of heaven, or the kingdom of (Sod, we shall discover it is to be a grow ing and a permeating thing. The growth of the mustard seed and the permeating influence of the leaven teach us how very gradual is to be the progress of the kingdom. The prayer must then mean, that we on earth shall have a fuller re alization t)f God's kingdom, that it shall exercise a complete dominiou over the human heart,that itshallex paud into all departments of human life. Aye, it must furnish the law of development for the doctrine of Christ. It must apply that doc trine to the culture of the indivi dual, the purification of society and the building up of the divine struc ture of the State. Now, that we have described the prayer for the coming of God's Kingdom aud have anticipated its full realization in the Apocalypse, we must carefully study some of its manifold attributes and their rela tionship to the sons of men. What is its life? What is its identity? What is its law? I. The life of the Kingdom. To be a growing thing the kingdom must have life. To be an eternal thing it must have eternal life. Has the kingdom of God this enduring aud immortal life? Will it outwear the corroding influence of time? Will it come forth from all of its conflicts, clothed with the glory of an everlasting triumph? If life eternal is to know the only true God and Jesus Christ whom he has sent, then the knowledge of God and Jesus Christ must be the life of the kiugdotn. This brings us to a practical con sideration of the Incarnation. The Iucarnation should not be regarded as the isolated life of a personality. It is the full grown divine flower iu humanity full grown in Christ, and through his life growing to maturity in us. It is a perennial influence in tha world. It is the one quicking power which gives vitality and growth to all that the kingdom of God stands for in our earthly affairs. With this life incarnate, the sons of men need not despair Of appropriating on this earth a large measure of that perfect ethical development which has been so beautifully portrayed in the vision of the Apocalypse. II. The Identity of the Kingdom. Wliat is the kingdom of God and where is it! We know it is the righteous government of the King. All that was ever dreamed of by Plato in his "Republic" all that Sir Thomas More conceived of in his "Utopia," all that is meant by that combination of ethnic and spiritual forces which is called Christian socialism—aye, these and infinitely more must make up the magna charta of the kingdom of God ! But where is this kingdom ? Can we find for it a locality f Some imagine it is too good a thing for this earth. To them it must surely be in heaven. Is it not sometimes called the kingdom of heaven? Aye, verily, but because it proposes to establish on this ^arth such a kingdom of absolute justice, that it shall resemble the government of heaven. No, the children of God are not to go through some process of ' ' benevolent assi milation. ' ' They are not to be seme colony of Filipi nos to be exploited from an un known shore. As I have shown that the life of the kingdom is with men in the Incarnation, so its gov ernment on earth is committed to men. This leads ns to the genesis and development of the church idea. What was the purpose of Christ in founding a church! It mnst have been undoubtedly the regeneration of men. He came to seek and to save the lost. After his ascension to the Father, this work of seeking aud saving the lost must still go 011, so he sends divine life to the church in the gift of the Spirit, that the work of regeneration might be still carried on in his name. The church therefore was an organization with life giving power. To be organized it must have oflicers divinely com missioned to do the work committed to it by the Master. It must there fore be apostolic. Those whom Christ sends only have the right to send others. There is such a thing then as the apostolical succession. The thought is human as well as divine. The analogy is complete iu our best organized human insti tutions. Again, the church was to evange lize all men. It was not intended by Christ to found an esoteric phil osophy like the Essenes, or a spiri tual aristocracy like the Pharisees. The church therefore must be catholic. As we cannot conceive of the divine founder as establish ing a rival church it must be the one only church. As the tabernacle of the Holy Spirit it must be holy. Our creeds are not irrational. The one, holy, catholic and apostolic church is essential to prepare the lives of men for governing God's kingdom 011 earth. Another question: Is the king dom of God identical with the church? If I am obliged to answer in the negative, it is with 110 inten tion of disparaging the church. The church truly stands in the world as a divine illuminator. It is like unto a central sun which casts forth its radiance 011 our terrestrial night. Some friendly planet catches the light and reflects it where the church is invisible. What could we have received from Socrates, or his disciples Aristotles and Plato, which might be worthy of imperishable fame, had they not reflected the di vine? What from Seneca, Epic tetus or Marcus Aurelius, those un conscious seekers after God, had they 110t been bathed with a baptism they little understood? What shall we say of Altruism or Positivism but only good? August Comte, feeding his mind and heart with the Iniitatio Christi, is impressed with a diviue picture which trausforms his very life. Counterfeits of the real some will contend, but lights which guided mauy a weary mariuer over a troubled sea. No, the lives of the good, the true and the useful of whatever name or kindred, who hold out a torch to lighten the ignorant and extend a cup of cold water to the faint—these all must be enrolled as developers of the kingdom of God. Some day when we cease to see through the glass darkly, when we know even as we are also known, theu they shall acknowledge their King. If I do not identify the church and the kingdom, it is not because I do not regard the church's divine organization as the best. We have through our prayers and our sacra ments a nearer approach to our King; in eutering the church's portals we but follow his appointed way of doing good ; but he who casteth out a devil, though he ac company not with us, should not be the subject of our rebuke. When the city of the kiugdotn is finally completed, we who have done the building shall feast with the king iu oue blessed eucharist, and he will be greatest who buildeth best. III. The Law of the Kingdom. Has the kingdom of God law for its government? Believing it to be natural as well as supernatural, it must conform to the attributes of natnre where law is everywhere visible. But it draws its law from its supernatural source. The essence of that law is love ; its operation is service. "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law aud the prophets." Love is the life and service is the action of the entire decalogue. If we are to develope a kingdom like unto the vision of the Apo calypse we must have our hearts enfiamed with love : our lives en gaged in service. Nor is this any imaginary picture. The heart of the world is cold for love : Our weak anâ distressed brethren ' are sighing for service. We hear much in our day of the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. Do we always quite understand what that means? Can it be anything more or less than a divine authority for human service t Pardon me if I advert to August Comte again. His great motto was: "Live for others." His substitution of hu manity for God left out of his system the only source of power. His "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself" was a first command ment, not a second to which there was a first. I have preferred to re gard him as a servant of the King who recognized him not. I think liberality will not be comdeinned by my brethren. Let us take another servant of humanity. He is no lesr a per sonage than Prof. Huxley. Hear him speak: "We live in a world that is full of misery and ignorance, and the plain duty of each and all of us is to try and make the little corner he can influence somewhat less miserable, and somewhat less ignorant, than it was before he entered it." Let the man who is without the his brother Again we service of 11 ! than a (iuido ; who enter tin sin of injustice against lirst cast a stone at him. have the unconscious e King. But, we, my brethren, who have communed with the King in the Holy Catholic Church; we, who have by faith beheld our own |'i< - tures oftho"Ecce Homo," stronger •ould paint ; aye. we fellowship of our suf fering Lord; we know the authority of the kingdom—"As my father sent me, even so scud I you." Love and service are born of < J od , and he, who trusts in (îod, luis the positive assurance that he labors not in vain. Again, wo have another aphorism. Some tell us, "deeds not creeds" should be the battle cry of the militant kingdom. How can we understand that so many answer this shibboleth? It must be becau our creeds cannot break loose from the cerements of a dead past. ' grave clothes still cling about Lazarus. Alas! for the severing of old ecclesiastical associations he cause confessions of faith have not been sufficiently expansive for larger life. I give my unqualified sympathy to the well considered prophecy: That church will be the church of the future which serves best its God and man for whom Christ has died. The law of love and service must involve the law of progress. The picture of the beautiful and the complete, which ever throws its divine optics on man's soul, must sometime have its realization. As we advance the vision becomes clear er and the glory of the brighter day awaits us. Progress is the watch word of the kingdom and onward we press to the celestial city. Hope is our inspiration and duty becomes lighter when we be hold the new Jerusalem coming to earth. As wo approach the dawn of the Twentieth Century, methinks I can see it big with possibilities for en thralled humanity, but freedom for the oppressed comes not of its own spontaneity. We must pray for it, strive for it, work for it, if need be fight for it. We, who are commissioned am bassadors of Christ, know what it is to beloug to a militant church. Let us see that this church never becomes pusilauimous in the strife. Our King calls for an expansion of his kingdom. "To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke. ' ' Can the ultimate triumph of the kingdom be anything short of this? 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