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«T. L.ANIÄ1T DEMOCRAT.
M. D. KAVANAGH, Editor. TERMS FOE SUBSCRIPTION. One Dollar axd Fiftv Cents a year, in ad Tance. The year eau lie. begun at any time, a» äfty -two numbers of thepaper make a year's subscription. AGENTS OF THE DEMOCRAT: Rarre's Landing Bavou Chicot Ville Plat«; Big Caue Churcliviiio Petit Prairie Washington 7 Grand Coteau Plaquemine BruleC ::::::::^A ; iamn™City Fabacher P. O Poupeville D. P. Saizan ('apt. 8am. Haas J. J. Hicks Leopold Goilcliaiix. Abraham Richard ... Dr. .1. F. Lester Hen y Wood worth Mentor Arnims >. Foreman A: Dusou .... Andrew Henry T. C. Chachere Jos Fabaclier J. D. Bernard E. C. Hoger B. 8. Gay M. J. Rostect „ The gentlemen a'oove, named are our agents J and as such requested to solicit subscriptions. M. D. KAVANAGH. Editor, .Armuidviiîe l^'nrtrc^ i oi'kloi 'SAS. SATURDAY, MABtl! 30, isïs. There will be a meeting of the State Central Committee of tin* Democratic Conservative party, held on Wednesday May 1st, in New Orleans. ! _ j I The State Central Committee of the j Democratic pa, ty has be t n called to- ! getliei for the 1st «if May. St. Laudiy isenlitled to a representative, and think the two old committees K hou|,| put their heads together and agree on a delegate. Lay aside your prejudices, gentlemen, and work for the goéd of the party. Stnator Garland returned by stage Saturday evening, alter an absence of j about ten weeks. If hard work in com- j niittce and on the floor 4»f the Senate, j be the sign of merit, then our Senator] can expect to receive the plaudit, " well j done, good and faithful servant." As j an instance of the esteem in which he is luld by his brother Senators, they, pre vious to adjournment, elected him a member of the Printing Board, and chairman of the Committee on Contin gent Expenses of the Senate. Senator YV. A. Robertson reached home Thursday,looking in excellent health. His term as Senator from the 10th Dis trict, expired with the present years' session of the Legislature. The record he has made in the Senate during the past four years is one of which any man or any constituency, may well j j i .• .. i • n .i ,! Die Democratic party during all thai ( trying period has liad no more faithful, i energetic or fearless champion in the j State Senate than Dr. Robertson. He M" . . , .. , ,.. i lias been hi the fullest sense ot the term ! a man not of words but of deeds. His! I That courteous.enterprising merchant ! acts speak for themselves. of Main street, Emanuel Phillips, lias lately received and continues toreeeive the very latest style of spring goods for ladies and gentlemen, which he is dis posing of at wonderfully low piK'es. Ah an instance of what bargains he is ottering, a gentleman from the parish «d' Av«»yelles, who called expressly at Iiis emporium, told the w riter, he be lieved Phillips was " busted," as he was virtually giving away his goods. fMve hiui a call and see for yourselves whether lie is " busted " or not. a to w We had our attention called lately to ! a book case of elegant workmanship, j made by our townsman Louis Vatter for F. Pen« »lin, Esq. It is made «d' cypress, beautifully stained, to repre sent black walnut, and in design and finish is a mil work «d' art. The upper portion enchised with glass, is intended for books and law papers, the lowei shelves have soli«f doors, and may be intended to contain theopjaos/feof solids, diil we not know the abstemious habits of the District Attorney. Mr. Vatter is r«*ady to put up anything in the cabinet line at New Orleans prices. Patronize home w ork men. Landscau be bought for 50cents, $1,00 to $5.00. A railroad will increase these prices- tenfold. The very flow develop ment of this parish has been very great ly due to the want of proper and rapid transportation. Our section is a stock and farming country. i*s he the Hides, cotton, chickens, eggs and stock of all kinds, are the ai tides of commerce that give a balance «m the J " credit side of the ledger-cut H# and I P sugar the debit. Steamboats will do sugar the debit. Steamboats will do for the latter, but a railroad is necessary for the former. Then let us rejoice. The day is near at hand when the p«*ople «»f St. Landry can bleak fast at home and sup in New Orleans. Moreover, the completion of the Paci fic road, will force Morgan iu self-de fence to move forward with the Ope lousas road. These two roads would place us in the v<ejy acme of good hu mor. Let us reduce our parish tax, build up our public highways, bridges and streams and w e will not wait long to see a stream of strangers pouring in upon ns. The bill for the aid «d' the New Or leans Pacific Railroad having received the signature of the Governor, places that imp«irlant enterprise in a position, which will enable the company to com plete the work as far as Alexandria at a very early period. T«$the citizens and land holders, par ticularly of this parish, this railroad will be of incalculable value. It pene trates some of the most magnificent forest and passes over some of the rich est soil of Louisiana. A section of country, heretofore comparatively un known aud uninhabited, with forent» abounding iu game and streams teem ing with fish—it does really cause us to rejoice in the belief that South Western Louisiana, the loveliest part of the gl«>be is to be brought, in contact with tlmout side world, its resources known; its geuial climate sought, and its fertile plains cultivated. The excitement amongst our people is great and nlreadv lands that were looked upon as valueless, and many of which bave been soid for taxes, are now assuming a market value, and as the rond progresses will enrich their owners. To thofce who would desire to lire in our beautiful section, we wottld say, jjQvr is the time to invest. r V VOLUME i. OPELOUSAS, LA.. SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 1878. NUMBER Ji. Attention Town Voters. The fact that the present Board of I Police ad«»pted the Snnday h,w last fall, O 1 ' ' '• «• * _.n—• • . J to fake J)*;ice next Monday, which wast he «teat rallying cry against S it a week ot two ago, may now he con i «idered as eleininated from the election The Legislature by act No. H4, pub ! lished in our last, has conferred powers _ j ou the Police Juries to close up stores I and drinking saloons, inelinling those in incorporated towns in their respective parishes. Oui Police Jury will no doubt adopt such an ordinance on the 8th of April. It will take effect in all the incorporated j '»» nsof the parish and hence no matter ! " hat the Board «IP.dice_ may do, after that date, stores, will be closed Opelousas, aud we will haveaSunday law j'lespite the Board. Hence such «if our j j j j j citizens as are going to vote against the present Board, because it passed a Sun day law, will find by the following week they have done a vain thing. The Log Business. Our friends in Calcasieu, and the Florida parishes have at last found a friend in Senator Eustis, who has the boldness to denounce the pimps and scoundrels, who have carried things with such a high hand in their pro ceedings against the lumber-men of this and other States. We copy the following extract from j the Washington Post of the 20ih inst., j which in speaking of the debate of the i previous day, relative to the loi; seizures of Secretary Sellin z, says : Senator Eustis pronounced the Schurz system of protecting the Government "timber a disgrace to the civil service, lie described the outrageous manner in which people of Louisiana had been treated. Writs had been issued against " certain persons unknown " and prop erty of dozens of innocent citizens seized. Air. Eustis showed himself to be one of the clearest and most grace lie one of the dearest and most grace ( f|| , spe . tkels ifl Congress. He is a ready i debater, as Mr. Dawes found to iiis dis j eoniiiture, Dawes took up the cudgel M" 1 "Schurz, bu* Ml. Eustis floored the i old man without the least effort. ! , , , I Colored voter in a communication published in the last Courier, says; *' I ! trust that all the citizens, both white a ml colored, who love justice and fail dealing and abhor injustice and favori tism, will heartily support the new ticket, w hich is composed «d honest and in»!ight men who have the interest of the whole community at heart." It is strange how men differ. We ab hor "injustice and favoritism, and we are just as t'oud of honest and upright men, as " colomj voter" possibly can be, ami for these very reasons we inteml to support the present board, all of w hom we hope will be candidates next Monday. They have show n more ad niinistrative ability than any hoard the town has ever had, coupled with less favoritism and less injustice than any j that has ever preceeded tliein. To il- j lustrate this we call attention to the i following facts 1st. That the town over $3000 in «lebt four sears ago, is out of «lebt to-day. 3d. When a laboring man i*s employed by the town now, he gets the cash and not town paper worth 50 cents on the dollar, as he used to, when he calls to get Ids pay. 3d. Because the streets and bridges are in better condition to-«lay than they have ever been known, and will bear favorable comparison with those of any iucorpor ateil town in the State, New Orleans not excepted. 4th. Because the town is better policed tliau at any previous period in its history. Ordinarily, we are in favor of strict party nominations for all offices not ex (Vptinp T " wn Councils, but we sup poM \ ,n H,e Present instance, there has " ot , M * 11 su ' <J|lt t ' UK1 £ ,-t an t ' x " P rt * 89 '"" nf P"'fy "" the subject. The Rev. E. Cater will hold a series of Religious services in the Mafonic Hall at this place, commencing with a ser mon next Friday evening, April 5th, at candlelighting, and a sermon Saturday morning at 11 o'clock and 7 o'clock i\ m. Also a sermon Snmlay morning at 11 o'clock. Immediately after the Sunday morning's sermon the Holy Communion will be administered, At the store of S. Hiriart, Esq., can be seen a very extroniinarv freak «if nature in the way of a double headed pig. It was born this week «m the Homestead plantation, the mother being the property of Mr. Leon Aeliee. If has but one skull, but we believe it has two sets of brains, a ear on each side of the head and four eyes twit snouts and mouths, with full setts of teeth—a perfect, female pig in every respect, except the d<--fortuity of the head. Mr. Hiriart, informs us that it was kille«! the sec«»nd day of its birth by the old sow lying down «in it. He has it now preserved in alcohol and in tends sending it to the Medical Museum in New Orleans.—[Iberville South. There has been tnboh discussion about the number «if men engaged <«i either SjUü at the batile of Gettysburg, lint f.i f, j îesf À on '» ,s nev "er been definitely settled. Gen. Longstreet estimated the Conte«lerafe force at 53,000 men and the j-edernl force at 95,000 men. Geu. Humphreys writes to flie Philadelphia \\ eekly Ft mes aletter oil flie subject. Ho evidently goes over the figures with peat car«*, ami makes the "effective I,-! Confederate infantrv 54, doß men, «ir sibling the officers, 50.457. Meade s army he estimates at 70,873 men. The total «if all arms, infantry, cavalry, arrdlery, provost guards, digital c°rp8, engineer brigads, etc., in M«a«le's -, H ' n r era ? H'wipltreys Pttt at. 9Q,. ti cja V ''in. * 2 of all arms was 74,880. » h est* tigmea are probably the most accurate that hâve lieen given.— IN. 0. Tintes. A man went home and found his hou«? locked up. Getting in at the window with considerable difficulty, he found on the table a note from his wife : I have gone out. You will find the key on oue side of the door-step,' ! E.iiro'r»Oiiel.msu"* (".uric.' 1 • • - - - Editor of the St. Landry Democrat : In the Courier of the 22<l of Marcli ap peared the following communication : I learn that a ticket is in the field in oppnsitjon to the old Board, most of i y l,om » if I s »'»'lerstood, will be candi ites at the town election to be lient on Monday, April 1st. Owing to the leger demain of certain parties, we have bail no election for town council for four years; and 1 trust that all citizens, both white and colored, who love justice and fair dealing, and abhor injustice and fa voi it ism, will lieai tily support t lie now ticket, which is composed of honest and upright men who have the interests of the whole community at. heart. A Color kd Voter. A casual inspection of " colored voter's" communication shows it to have been written in utter disregard of the truth ; and must inevitably have forced upon the mind of every reader the fact that he either was actuated b\ a desire to falsify facts, or that he is a Rip \ an Winkle, who has been quietly asleep these many years and totally oblivious of what has been going on around him. On the 4th of April, 1874. a public meeting was held at the Court house, and nominated the following ticket for tow n council : Geo. W. Iluil spetli, C. Mayo, Dr. James Ray, P. J Lefebvre, A. B. Chachere, C. Moriihin veg, Sr., Chas. N. Ealer. There wa> another ticket in*the field. On the 6th of April, the election took place the gentlemen above named wereelected l'Ile town was then in »lebt over $3000; the streets almost impassable and tin bridges in decay. The new board be gan by inaugurating .lie most thorough reforms. Salaries of town officers alone were cut down over one thousand dol lars at the first meeting. B> observant*« of a rigid economy tin* finances of tin town were soon put in a healthy tiou, and by the time <d' tin of their term of office the repairs and condi expiration in 1875 many ol repairs and improvements since mil ! j j j i completed were commenced. On the 15th of March, 1875, Dr. James Ray, President of the town board of police, addressed the clerk of the 8th District Court, a communication, (which was pnbljsheil in the Opelousas Jour nal of April 9th and which "colored voter " can see at the Democrat office if he desires to «Jo so) request ing him in accordance with the pro visions of the chattel of the town, as amended in 1806, to "publish the elec tion of members of the Board of Polici of the town to lie held on the 1st Mon lay of April for the ensuing year."* This the clerk declined to d«> for flu reason that under sections 26 and 27 ot the election law of 1872, he had no powei to <lo so, the authority having been In said act expressly delegated to the par ish Supervisor «if Registiation. Hi.* letter may be seen in the same nnnibei of the Journal at the Democrat office. This was the " legerdemain " resorted to m 1875. Had the clerk possessed flu authority to order it an election would have been held, and the board elected in 1874, n-«m Id have been re-elected. This pow er, though by subsequent, leg islation, had been conferred on the Su pervisor of Registration, He «lid not order an election ; none was held; tin «iffices were vacant and tilled by tin Governor, under the general laws of the State, by recommissioning all tin niemliers elected in 1874, except Messrs. Hudspeth and Moruhiuveg, in wlios« stead were commissioned Messrs. Victoi Lastrapes and YV. G. Bell. The Gov ernor could have done nothing more acceptable to the taxpayers and citiz«*ns of the town than to have re-appointed the «»111 board. Under their administra tion the town debt had been greatly reduced ; town certificates of indebted ness were rapidly approximating pat with currency; the streets were thorough ly repaired aud put in order and the town better police«! than for years previously. On the 3d of April, 1876, notwithstand ing the broad assertion of "colored voter " to the contrary, an election for members of the Board «if Police was held in Opelousas. There was some stir over it, and a very large vote p«»lled. The result was the election of the pres ent town council, four of whom wen elected iu 1874, over the ticket brought «nit in opposition to it by an average majority of 3 to 1—in a vote of over300. In 1877 there was no election held, for the reasons that by an act of the Legis lature in 1876, amending the town charter, elections for members of the the town council are held only every two years, and the present mem bers having been elected iu April, 1876, subsequent to this amendment of the charter their term does not expire until April, 1878. These are the facts «if the case, and before "colored voter" rushed iuto print he should have prop erly informed .himself and not been guilty of making such extravagantly false assertions, about a matter within the knowledge of every voter in the town. A YVhite Voter and aTax-Paykr. to of «m Good Advice .—It is better to trea«l the path «if life cheerfully, skipping lightly over the thorns and briars that «ihstruct your way, than t«i sit down un der every hedge lamenting your hard fate. The thread of a cheerful man's life spins «iiif much longer than that «if a man wh«i is continually sad and <!es pot.diug. Prudent conduct in the «*«in cerns of life is highly necessary—but if «listless succeed, «lejecthiu ami despair will not aftbrd relief. The best tiling to be d«me when evil comes upon us is not laiuentathm, but action ; not to sit and suffer, but to rise and seek tlie remedy A German Jew was eating a pork chop in a thunder storm. On hearing au unusually loud clap he laid dowu his knife aud fork and observed, ' Yell, did anybody ever hear such a fuss about a little piece of bork ! ' . K«) P8tate at Atiatifci, Ga., lias risen m value since that place was selected as tlie capital of the Statt, ' Our 3!Icat. — —*■ 1 tie tacts relative to the character ot tile animals slaughtered and the meat >1(1 in this market, stated in a commit- | j mcaiioii signed "Brutus,'' printed inj j the Democrat.yesterday morning, should J I attract general attention. We think it j is safe to say that New Orleans is sup | plied with the poorest meat at higher I prices tlian any other large city in the I Union. With the high price of this j inferior meat the Slaughter-House tuoti j opojy has certainly a great «lea! to do, ; for it levies a heavy tax on every animal slaughtered here for consumption. We I do not believe, however, t liai the respon sibility for the class and condition of the animals lies in tin* same quarter. It is a well known fact that the first class Texas cattle are all sent over the railroadsor ilriven to the Western cük*s, while the refuse are bought up by a wealthy company and brought to New Orleans chiefly over Morgan's line. Thus while we are nearer than any large city iu the Union to the ■other great meat fields of I exas, we are supplid, at j h 'gh prices, wiili wretch«*«! anil, Oiotiften, mi wholesome beef. I his tact is due to 'w.'i' 1 "'nmaiiicatioii by rail with Western Texas. The existing road not. capacitated to transport more than the inferior beeves bought by one com pany, and thus the meat supply is in the hands of, practically, hs great a monopo ly as the slaughter-house, but the -Slaughter-House Company is not res nonsitile for this, nor are the laws of 'lie Stat«*, The construction of a competing road o T«*x*s would relieve the city in this respect ; it would force Mr. Morgan to complete his line and increase its capa city, and it would furnish other com panies or individuals a means of rapid i.v reachtugour market with fine, healthy cattle at very hnv freights. Beyond question, the monopoly fea • nie of the Slaughter-house charter ought to be repealed ; that repeal would relieve the people of New Orleans of a very heavy and oppressive indirect tax; but the quality of our meat will not be greatly improved unless, like «»tliei great and enlightened cities, we, extend ■ »m- railroad facilities and place our selves in rapid and cheap communica tion with those regions of country from which we draw our supplies of food aud gather our trade. The character of the animals brought to this market, thousands of them ac tually diseased ; the high freights paid tor their transportation, and the limite«! facilities for supplying our market witl , them, constitute one of the stronger t irguments that could be advanced I« ,r the construction of a new railroad to Texas. This is a broader question, we think, than is generally »upposeil; and the practical monopoly for the supply ot • ver 350,000 people With beef, created by the loial want «il railroad couiiitiii li catioii with I'exas, is oue of 4he nt ost serious evils to which we are subject ed. The above, copied from the New Or- j tus Democrat* of a recent slate is per t« it J üieut to the situation. Give n& wmi- |j munication by rail to New Orleans len hours, and St. Landry can furnish ill the meat required at low prices.. Xow, tliat you have the charters, gen tlemen, build those railroads. ? J ] If ä j Lads .fellies. ——■+■ channel depth oktvvkntv-four feet » [Special Telegram to the Cincinnati Commercial. î Washington , March 18.—-A letter was. received by the secretary of war to-day from the inspecting engineer at tiie jet-'« <lat«*«l tlie lO.h of this month" int which it is stated that «luring the forty days preceeding the lOili the channel ol twenty-four feet, and of the full width of 250 feet, had moved down 3000 fee',, which brings it to w ithin 1500 feet « »I the «leep water. The depth of twenty-four feet w as secured to within 200 feet of the deep water, of a sufficient width to p;»->s steamers drawing that aniouutof wat er, A letter was also received here to-d.ay from Mr. Schmidt, the assistant-engiiveev of the jetties, dated the 12tn, stating that but 15,000 cubic yards wouhl laav e hi be scoured before reaching flu? re quired tlepth of twenty four fet-t of 250 feet width, to obtain the next pay ment. These statements give au em phatic denial t«i the rumors which for a few days have been actively circula teil tuning members of Congress that the pass was tilling up. During the last ten years billiard ;and whisky saloon-keepers have iuctea.se«! four hundred per cent, iti this count ry whilefarniershaveincreased but twe» ty five per cent. These figures show bet ter tliau anything else the tendeu<*y of the country. Thousands «if able-butlied men enter the tramp class, simply be cause they are «Jemoralized aud ton. lazy to c«nne down to " Imnest toil." A large class of men go at once into the whisky business if they cau scrape togefhei few hundred dollars. Sous of farmer, turn their backs «m the paternal acres and go t«i the cities, where they enter stores at pitiful salaries, ami, spending their spare hours at gambling hells ami houses of shame, soon drift into the gutter. Repugnance to toil is the basis of the tramp system ; the basis of the •urrent.outlawry, both of which are distinguishing features of the Northern States. The large cities are overrun with work-shirkers who would not take the slightest interest in offers to work «m farms at $20 a month and board, and yet go howling about the streets com plaining «if hard times and talking jif the " rights «if the poor mau."—JCourier Journal. The Anderson Case. the attorney general has filed an application for a rehearing. the points made in the application will be found set forth in flll bel«1w. (From tue New Orleans Times.] On Friday, the attorney general filed in the supreme court an application for a rehearing in the case of the State vs. J. Madison Wells et als. as follows: A clear sense of duty impels rnbtoask at y«iur hauds a reconsideration of the groumls upon which this case has been decided. Tin* principles of law involved are of the highest consequence, and I should greatly regret that any omission of effort upon my part should contribute to fix in the jurisprudence of the State an erron eons c«instrnctlon in relation thereto. My anxiety in regard to the Hs of the prosecution >3 this particular' case will be readily umlersfo «Kl when your H«in ors reflect that the real contest here ts tor the protection «if the purity of »» > ballot, not only in Loaisi»»*- - <->«e L nited S ta te a . ' |v -a, ont in the jn tL- - ■* oo tnneh has happened past tew years to shake the foun f'f V 0IV,t and I can an . ea P ecuiï "»xtety, as a l )ull,lc < '^ t 'ei' J that m a case of such in wreefc Um çouat should rest iu decisiua j upon no principle of law in regard to the soundness ot which there coiiid be a j serious question among candid, disiu fer I ested and enlightened jurists througli | out the country. inj J it I iie record upon which this decision has been rendered contains more than fi ve hundred pages of written matter. Th «'counsel for the State had scarcely the time necessary to prepare for so im- i port ant an argument, as the case was j fixed by preference with only three da> s notic e. The argument occurred on l'u«'s( lay, and the decision of the court was re ad upon the following Monday. Iîrro rs ha ve crept into i his decision no doubt both from the imperfection of III«* premutation made by the State, anil from the" shortness of the period during which the com t held tin* easebinder con sideration. A convictioiu that you will be not «iirly willing but anxious to eor rec-t those eirors if I am able to make tin-ill apparent, emboldens me to lay be fore jou tili» application. The constitution gives y ou an appel late jurisdiction in criminal cases m |y j u'pon questions purely of law. Youcan ll( ,t My an is,lie of fact. Whether a par ticular document is or is n. >t a record is n i «*very case necessarily a question to j be si dtle«l by evidence. Take th'eoocu mi'iit. nn«ler discussion and suppose that mi its face it should not appear to be a record . would not prove that if has b> en «iff'ereo ' ami received in evidence in a court o ,t justice make it at once a publii* record . find constitute its alteration a crime iu. wb-r the statute ? Is not this too plain for discussion ? This question is i settled in the able opinion of Chief j Justice Pa rker, of file supreme court of j Massachus efts, one of the very first jur- ' ists of this country and age. In tin case of Breen vs. YVoodhury, reported ! ! j I j I ; ; i i ! ! j j j i 1 I 365, the question arose ; jartii'iilar instrument j in 1st Picke t in. as to whether a, which was a !legitt to ha ve b«-eii forged and altered, was or w.ts it«it. a record — just as that question has atiseu her«— and the court says : "A rec«ir«l is conclusive e vidence, but what is or is not a record is matter of evutt-nce, anil may be proved iike other facts; otherwise there would be no remedy." It is evident that the judge's charge t« < the jury as to w hat constituted a re cord, and the means by which they were to reach a conclusion upon this point, was the sole matter for review in this court. If the charge upon that point was sufficient, the finding «if the jury under it ts beyond your reach, because it necessarily embraces an iiujuiry into the facts connected with the «locuiiient. No better illustration of tlie importance of this principle could be found than that presenteit by this very case. The jury reached the conclusion that this paper was a,record, not only from what appeared upon its face, but from tin proof of several witnesses, that this particular document had b«-«*u n-ceived liy the board of returning officers as a reciird, acte«! upon by them as such, falsified as such, aud finally carried into their compilations as such, and made, j . j I 1 uitli other doenmeuts ol the same kind, the basis ot that traud by which the voice of the people of this great country was hushed, ami the will of fiiur men entlimued at Washington. If a document formidable enough toac complish all this evil is not a record, what is it 1 It ts useless to say that the forgery of these consolidated statements could cause no injury. That forgery did cause great and irreparable injury. It. not only deprived in«livi«luals «if rights, but it actually overthrew a government which had been elected by the people, All this the jury knew, but y«iu ctiuhl « ill to at of of of by S "°t kiiow as a court, because, under tin* constitution, you cat) not notice any matter of fact in a criminal case. Ami from all fiiis it. plainly appears that this court ought not to have interfered with (lie tindiiig «if the jury upon this point. Hut assuming for argument sake that the court hail a right t«i pass upon this questmu. The statute is that any per son wno shall utter and publish as true any false, altered, forged or counter feited record w ith intent t«> defraud any person shall on conviction, etc. The paper charged to have lieeu al tei«*«l or falsifie«! is a paper which the supervisor oi registration of every par is! i is required to make after each elec tion in tneState. Tliisotlicerischarged i«i receive from the commissioners of election at the «Jiffereut polling places their certificates aud returns. He is re quire«! t«i examine these papers and re p«nt the results of the election in the parisli»at large, iu w hat is termed a con solidate«! statement iu the act. The re turns to him and Iiis consolidated state* menthe is required to send to the re turning board. The fact that this cou solitlateil statement has been altered ami falsified by the defendant has been es tablished by the verdict of the jury, i'he question is whether this paper comes within the purview and scope of the statute ? At the common law, forgery consisted ot the altering of a writing fraudulently to injure another, the purpose being to give to the writing an operation which, in truth, it ought not to have. At tin common law the counterfeiting or al teiing «if any authentic matter of a public nature was a forgery, because all public matter which the law requires t«i lie authenticated, if falsified or coun terfeited, is presumptively pernicious aud teuds to the injury of the common wealth. The instances put of such papers are certificates of holy orders, etc. A late case decides that a forged letter of recommendation for service as a schoolmaster is publishable under the law. R«*gina vs-Schorman, 24 L. and C. Y. 553. The paper prepared by the supervisor of registration is a paper of a public nature—directed to lie made by the leg islature—to be certified by officers of the State ami to be carefully sealed up with other papers and sent to other offi cers ot the State who have duties to perform. This paper is evidence that the commissioners «if elecfititi have transmitted t«i the supervisor returns as required by law. It is evidence that this officer within a short period has examined these returns and ascertains the results to which he certifies. If by any fraud or acciilent the commissiou" ers returns lie falsified here is some check, and here is furnished some evi dence of the fact. Any variance in this statement from that which the re turning b«iard might make would lead to inqu.ry and detection. The case be tote the court illustrates the value of' such a paper. The members of the made a fraudulent te 8 h Vernon r « consul their fraud they an d falsified the supervisor 's statement. I cannot undershtud iimumeut tlj^ pryauun«*» - - ... oW«'!Hi paper " : .«unity au shall h** - ttte statute directs * , :v ,,1! «de aud placed in the hands y "Hicers and b«;inj< «if no value w efficacy may be altered, forced and talsified with impunity. The paper would he admissible in any contest for offii;e, among the candi«hiti *8 in Vernon parish. It might, with other evidence, overthrow the certificates of the re ICoatlaued On Fourth Page.] I'liristiattiiy in India. i in j a>j ci.'lar teaching as much a missionary in stifi'iiion as in the avowedly leligious schoi. Î by its side. None would «1 ' ' If Christianity is evi-r to become the dominant religion of India, it will he borne on tin-stream of the civilization with which it is So closely associated; it will be, that is, through the widest possible diffusion of the means < f learn by courting rather than discour ! aging llit* spirit «if inquiry; not by in ! troducii.g new saeeidofal pretensions j into :i land sick with those of the past, I but by a spirit which has the courage to j eiy, " If the Lord be God, follow II i m ; j I but if Buddha, then follow him ; or if ; Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva, then follow ; them." it is perhaps not more possible , ; now than a hundred yeaisago to foresee [ i for Christianity a peinianent triumph! i over the older religions of .the East;; 'and a residence in india tends, it is to j ! la* feared, tociush the hopes ot all but j ! the most hopeful) ; on the «ither hand, j it needs no unieasouing enthusiasm to! regard such a consummation as possible ! ami «'Ven natural ; only it seems certain | that an intellectual revolution must j first take place, and its influence per- j meat«* Eastern society, before a change \ so marvelous can come over these an cient lands. That such a revolution j has begun and already deeply and per manently affecti-d the most influential ; strata of nativ«- society is a patent fact,! and it, iu bmking into the future, it is I safe to expect that liuth will ultimately ! prevail, it is not difficult to see in flit ! ! I : | 1 ! ! i Government school with its purely se- j than the . 4 îhev ... ...M i. ... , t . i , ,t j position v. onlti lie strengthened la t ht- 1 ! otherw ise than honor the work of the devote«! missionaries of India, yet theii woaki -neil by recognizing that rate system of secular education iuvi *. insi.-atl of un ii religious j j . ».....»it i r.'l ironist, the iik»>i pown ^ ol 1 Ips . Tlmr*- who hîivi» Sern much of [ native Christians will be ready to ail-J mit that it ts thnsi—.few though tlicx | may be as yet—w hose conviction is tin result of a l Ii or« /Hg h cours«* of English education, lather 'ban thos«* who have) igi oi-intly \iehh-d '«» the moral power of the preacher upo.'i whom reliance may In st be placed for the exercise ol j any permanent influence. The Massachusetts legislature leafed a prohibitory litpior '»ill by vote of 118 to 93. I j f|(._ I Jl'DK'l 11, ail v k I-XIC II l<! /*T««. j^MERSFF'S SAI .E. « ECON D.ÎU1H C I AT, I) LST R K T CO U KT, PA fi ts 11 OF JEFFERSON, No. *251. HENRY L. GARLAND VS. Et.OIlILE LAM BERT, WIFE. By virtue of a writ of fieri fm-iiis issueil out of the honornlile -id .liiilicisit I)i.slr et Court ill ;iii«l forth«; parish of Jetferkorn, in the above, ouîiîletl suit, ami to nie direct«*«!, f will proeeei? to sel! at public auction, to the highest bidder, at the Court house of said parish, in the towr of Ope'ousas. on SATURDAY, the 4th day ol May, 1878. at II o'clock a. m ., the following des cribed property, to-wit : A certain plantation or tract of land, togethei with a'l the buildings and improvements there on. situated in # le parisj ol St. Landry. .State of Louisen a. #n tile Bayou Coin-tableau, ant', bound*-«! tin tlx; front by said Rayon C'onrtableau, ibove bv lands of Elbert liantf, be'ow by laniii of Sam Ifi.ok and Lenielie tract aiift in tile rear by la ds of Elbert Guutt, containingsixtv-eight ami OOjKin acres more or l«;ss. Terms—Cash. C. C. DUSON, inch HO Sheriff of the Parish of St. Landry. S ÏIKHS F F'S «.«I.E. PARISH COURT. PARISH OF ST. LANDRY, No. 1939. JOHN M, GOULD VS. WM. S. LANE ET AL. PARISH COUKT, PARISH OF ST. LANDRY HENRY L. GARLAND VS. WM. 8. LANE ETAL. By virtue of two writs of alias fieri facias issued out of tiie honorable Parish Court, in and loi the parish of Si. Landry, in tlie above entitle«; suits, and to nit* directed. 1 will proceed to sell ai public, auction, to the highest ti'ulder, at tin Courthouse.of said parish, in the town of Ope lousas, on SATUKIIA Y. tiie 30th day of March 1878. at 11 .l'clock a . M., the following described property, to-wit : The trading boat Jockey Boy and the stock of merchandise therein, as per inventory oi tile in Sheriff's office. Terms—Cash. C. C. DUSOV, Sheriff of the Parish of St. Landry. mch 30 ^IIFKIFF'S NAI.F. DISTRICTCOUKT, PARISH OF ST. ORLEANS No. 7*81. A BORNET & CO. VS. THOMAS M. ANDER SON, ET AL. ,£>' y, !rt , ue of S, W1 ', ät r ,,f fleri facias issued onto the honorable 5tli District Court,in am' foi tlie Parish of Orleans, in the above entitled suit and to me directed, 1 will proceed to soil a public auction to the highest bidder at tin Courthouse of said parish, in the town of One lousa-s, on SATUKlJ.v Y, the 15th day of Apri . 1878, at 11 o'clock v. il. , th.- following describe«! property, to-wit : <)ne kiin of brick, seized as the property o r. 31. AiiUer&oii. TcniiJj—Ciwli. inch 30 Sheriff of the Parish of St*. L;in<l rv. ^neRIFF'el 8AI.E. PARISH COURT, PARISH OF ST. LANDRY, No. 359. JONATHAN L. MORRIS VS. WM. R. HUGHES. ® y „y, irt , ne of :l writ of fieri facias issueo «Mit t»f the honorable Parish Court, in and for tin I aristi of St. Landry, in the above entitled suit and to lue directed, f wili proceed to sell a: publie auction, to the highest bidder, at tin Courthouse of said parish, in the town of One ousas tin SATURDAY, the 2llth day of April. 1878, at 11 o clock a. m „ the following des cnbed property, to-wit : , 8 ues A certain tract of land situated on Bavon Jawjue, south by Hill, west by D. C. Hiliànd sa r .<l contain twelve hundred acres. Terms-To be sohl « n a credit of twelve go<\d !n«l 1 sMffi " S, ' f r ' M ' ia ~ r,M l"ir.d to furnish M>»(1 and snffien-nt security according to law aud special mortgage ou the property sold, with interest from the day of adjudication at the SM ' Ä at f'^" 1 h ï Th >-< jbdgment in dato 1 ' 8 t ,er ee.'it l«;r annum from mch ?3 Sheriff of tlie Parish of SL Landry. ^HEKIFF'S HALE. DfSlRrCT COURT, PARISH OF ST. LANDB V No. 12G72. JAMES M DOWLfNG VS »CHERE. ALEXANDER B. .. virtue of an order «if seizure and sale issued out of the honorable District Court u. and tor the Parish of st. Landry Jn theal'i,v «■ t'.ciii /'V.r" ,ue ( l' r ected, f will pro«.-cd «t ïi , I 1 ,' 1 a,,etl< "i. to the highest bidder, at the Court House, St. Landry parish, iu tlie t«iwn ofpiHjlo"s.is,on SATURDAY, the 2 CK Ii .»■* of April, 1878, o'clock 4 m - '*, lowing def-crilipd property 1»^—" •> T ^. e A certain lot ul' ai»«- .»it: of Qpefousa» 4 - ..«a situated in the town sil« ..i said ;i trish. together with all oiiildiugs and" improvements thereon, bounded east and south by property, of John E. King, a.irth by Landry street and ,we«t by riayoii Tesson, i «eilig same property purchased bv Alexander B. Ciiaeiiere from James O. ( ha «•here, as per act passed before. Archie P. Wil liams. Notary Public, on the 14th day of April A. D., 18.3. and duly recorded iu recorders office of , tiie parish of St. Landry in alienation book A No. 2, page 23«. Term?—To be sold on a credit of twelve months, purchaser furnishing bond and security according to law, and paying all costs and taxes in cash. C. C. DUSON, mcb 23 Sheriff of the Parish ol 8t. Landry* • NEW ADVEKTISEMEÄTS. Spcriaf Vo. 183. CONCERNING AD VI RTfSlN' 1 NOTICE OF LIABILITY TO SPECIAL TAXES, &C. j ; , [ j j ! | j j \ j ; I ! Tk hash r y D e pa lîtm knt, Office of Internal Revenue, Washington, February 14, 1«78. The Annual Notice of tlie Liability to Special Taxes should tie advertised by «„'olleetors in the following f. rui, viz : (form of advkrtiskment.) I NOTICE U. 8. TVTERNAR-REVENUE SPE CIAI. TAXES. I Fader the Revised Statutes of the United ! States. Section* 8232. 3237. and 32 1). every pei-Min eiurastd in any business, avocation, or ! employment, which rentiers him liable to a ! special tax. is required la procure and place awl I coiispictumsi!/ in his establish en or ■ luce 0 business a STAMP denoting the payment of : said special tax for tlie special-tax year begin | Iiiiiff May 1.1S78. Secti0113244. Revised Statut« s, 1 designates who arc liable t• • special tax. A re turn, as prescribed ell Form 11, is also required ! In/ law ot every person liable to special tax as ! above. Severe jienidtifS arc prescribed for lion i compliance with the foregoing mjnirenicnts. it for continuing in business alter April 30,1878, without paj nient ot tax. Appl cat ion should be made to L. I-Yntelier, Deputy Collector of Internal Revenue, at New Iberia. This advertisement slion'd be inserted in such papers not exceediiif/ one in each count;/ in aiiny case, as may be best calculated lo reach all classes ol special-tax payers. The number of insertions must not exceed four tor weekly is sues. or six tor daily issues. Attention is called to rates for advertising, prescribe«! ill Sections *53 and854. Revised Stat utes, which read as fo'lows: " Si:«:. 853. For publishing any notice, or order, required by law, or the lawful order of anv court. Depart cut, bureau, or other person, in any newspaper, * * forty cents per folio for 1 he tlrst insertion, and twenty cents per folio lor eaeli subsequent insertion * * •* S ec . 8."4. The term folio, in this chapter, shall mean one hundred words, counting each ligure as a word. When there are over tiny and under oue hundred words, they shall be counted as one folio ; but a less number than ii t.v words shall not be counted, except when the whole * notice, or order contains less than fifty wonts." Collectors are informed that no charges in excess of tin* above rate can tie allowed or paid, anil a copy ol this circular should, therefore, be sent to each newspaper selected ; and whether the advertisement is accepted or declined. Col lectors must relv principally upon the posters with which they will b supplied) and Foini 11 j for notifying tax-payers Collectors will see to it that a copy of the poster, relative to special taxes, isposte'd in each post office in their districts, and in such other conspicuous places as will bring the same to ' he notice of every one liable, or likely to be come liable, to special tax. and that " Form 11 " j is sent to each person liable to special lax in ! districts. No further expense for advertising, except as herein prescribed, or for p'intingtn connection j with special taxe*, will be allowed ill the fcttle. j i nent of Coll c1 ir's accounts unless the same h;ig »nent ol Cm 11 ct >r s JK'ccuniTH uniepft tli<*8jniii* luis 1,^.1, previously :tutlionze <ll>y tili» l>t*t »artui< a iit. [ Collectors shouM begin niiii inj: " F mi 111 11" begin by the 15tli of March, connneiicing with the iio>t remote tax-pajers. so that every tax jiayer will liave received it b> the 1st of April ■>r as soon I hereafler as possible. Tlie posters should be put up during the first week in April. I'he Advertisement in th** weekly issues should He inserted twice during the latter half of March, and twice during the latter half of April; Ihe ■ me in the daily issues twice a week (on Wed in sitay und Saturday, or other (lays not imme diately sue«-eciliiig each other) «luring llie tirst : liri't- weeks in Api il. The lulls fur advertising, duly receipted for, ami accompanied iu eiu-h case by a copy of the idvertisement in the paper in which inserted, should be seheduletl oii Form 85. noting in the nargin the name of county in which the paper is published, ami char-.. .11 line No. 10. un For: i he quarter iu which t ! A revised Form (11) it should be used in si! ! heietotore prescribed. the t'liited States, 11 for the last month of x pense was incurred it. just been issued, and uses in lieu of the oue March :10th, 1S7S-« R£KN B. RAWiN, ComniisKuiicr. Brick v F 1RS T For Sal«- by the lliiiiili-eii or Thoiixniial, !£>■ if/iS QUAM TY . CAMP HAMILTON PLANTATION, SEAR OCl'.t.OL'SAS. inch 23 tf T. MILLER ANDERSON, rjtHE WASIIIIVOTOIV, OPGLOl'MAS AND NEW ORLEANS TRANSPORTATION CO. STEAMER PANCHON, H. H. BROAD, Master Theo . Joins, Clerk. Leaves Washington every Saturday 10 a ,m Leaves New Orleans every Tuesday 5 l*. ii' Ii E R T H A , M. KENLSO.V, Master,.E. Qkatrevaux, flerk l eaves Washington exery Wednesday 10 m.' Leaves New Orleans every Saturday's p. , m , inch 23-tf Keati ! Read ! ! READ!!! The continued Dullness of trade lias brought forth New Ideas. EVERYBODY WANTS GOODS IF THEY ARE Cheap Enough to enable all the people of the parish of St. Landry to get all they may require. I have reduced every article in store and will positively commence ou iflOVDAV, MARCH f MTH, I8Î», \S1> Disro-K OF OUR EN'TIUt STOCK, AT PRICES Unheard Of. Don't fuiS to take advantage of thix OFFER. I mean what I say. Additions to our Stock by Every Boat K1IAHBI, Paill. 1.1 I'M, A J March 16-tf Next to Julien Clamle's. JVolice of Registration, The citizens of the town of Opelousas «m tiereby notified that f will open my office in said town for the purpose of registering th" \oteia of the corporuti.n. oil the 2eth of March w ' , ' r « iu 1 H1 » "l'en uniil the evening of the iOih of March, 1878. office hours from 9 o'tloek v. m. to 1 o dock I*. m„ and from2 o'clock i*. n to 5 o clock daily. ADut.PHE STAGG inch 10-at Registrar, Parish St. Landry. JVolice of Town Election. The qualified electors of the town of Onelou ssw are iiereliy notified tlmt all election ot seven ^e ubers.jf the Boar«: Police of said tow" 87s Th®. n f 1 T, V i,s 0,1 Monday April 1st, ■ J '- .J 1 . 1 " polls will In opened at 9 o'clock a. m , ••u said day and closed at 5 o'clock i*. m., and sapen ised by three coiamissiouers of di ction ^»"ufeti by ne, according to the amended charter ot sai l town. Uiëh tu BWU1 ' <1 ° f 1,01106 '"^"'^Ki'sas. JlniCIAl, ADVEKTlMEitlElXTM. ■yjEETISfi OF CUE OITOKIÜ. ESTATE OF BENJAMIN A. SM.iTH. No. 3976. A meeting of the creditors of the estate of Benjamin A. Smith, deceased, will be held at the office of John f. Smith, Esij ., Notary Public 111 and for the parish of St. Landry, at Grand «.'liteau, on TUESDAY, the 23 (1 (lay of April, 1878, tor the pin-pone of deciding on what terms and conditions the real estate of said estate of Ben jamin A. Smith, deceased shall be sohl. mch 23-e.dc ]yOT«'E OF FI AI, TAüleaI'. PROBATE COURT, PARISH OFST. LANDRY, No. W6. ESTATE OF BENJAMIN A. SMITH. Whereas, J. Lacms Gnilbc-au of the parish of St. Landry, administrator of the estate of Benjamin A. Smith, deceased, having filed a tableau of elassitlcaton of the /above estate,, accompanied by hie petitii 11 praying for the homologation of the same. And whereas, the prayer of said petition has been granted by an order of court, bearing data March 19th, 1878. Now, therefore notice is hereby given to at! persons interested t > make opposition to said tableau in writing at ray office in the town of OpeloiUias, within the time required by law, why the said tableau should not homologated and confirmed. JAMJjö O. CHACHERE, Clerk. jach 23-edc