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ST. LANDRY DEMOCRAT.
ist. 13. JCAVAKAGH, Editor. TERMS FOR SUBSCRIPTION. One Dollar and Fifty Cents a year, in ad vance. The year can be begun at apv time, as • tii'ty-two numbers of tlie paper make a years, subscription. AGENTS OF THE DEMOCRAT: D. P. Saizan Ban e's Landir Capt. Sain. Haas J. J. Hicks Leopold Godcliaux.. Abraham Richard... Dr. J. F. Lester Bayou Cbicot Ville Plato r ..Big Cane Church ville Petit Prairie Henry Woodwort.li - • W asbin^ton Mentor And run— Grand Coteau Foreman & Dnson Plaquemine Bruleé Andrew Henry - - • - - - • -Meruieuto T. C. C hache, re Prud'homme City Jos Fabaehcr Fabaeher P. O J. D. Bernard Poupevi e E. C. Roger .Arnaudville B. o. Gay .Bayou Bœuf M.^. Eosteet Lake Charles The gentlemen above named are, our agents and as such requested to solicit subscriptions. M. D. K AVA NAG H. Editor. OPELOUSAS, SATURDAY, MAI II, 1878. Read the uotice in another column of the Tow n Constable. In another column will be found the law card of J ml ye Adolph Baile y. See advertisement of the Washington, Opelousas and New Orleans Transpor tation C ompany, carrying U. S. Mails. Owing to the crowded scate of our columns this week, we are unable to give the full report of the proceedings before the District Court. They will be published in our next issue. Thursday Sheriff Duson arrested and lodged in jail Joseph Duplechin and Joi&ph Smith, charged with the murder of Jules Farbue, in Coulee Croche in Septem ber, 1876. Governor Nicholls lias appointed Capt. W. Burton Levee Comuiissioneer, for St. Landry. We fully endorse the ap pointment. No better selection could have be en made. Packard Gone .—Packard has been appointed consul to Liverpool. We sin cerely trust Hayes will appoint every other carpet-bagger in this State to some foreign misfiion. Should he do this we would willingly condone his action in taking possession of the high office to which a nother person was elect ed. Senator Eüstis .— Louisiana has been so long misrepresented that it is a pleas j ure for us to peruse the Congressional Eecord and find that we again have in the Senate of the United States one who is usiug his best endeavors to pro tect us from the spoliation we have « been compelled to submit to since the ' war. We, can assure him that every man in Southwestern Louisiana appre ciates his services. Last Sunday night an attempt was made by some person to burn the coft'ce house of Emile Pefferkorn in this town. The êomb of the roof was saturated • with coal oil and set on fire. Mrs. Schweinert, who lives in the neighbor hood discovered the fire and gave the alarifc in time to save the property. In another column will be found the reward of $150, offered by Dr. Ray, n 1 4. 4! ^ t > i ,. t, 1 * , President of the Board of Police for sufficient evidence to convict, the party | ■or pafties engaged in lot. this diobolical The Courier in its last issue called at tention to the fact that in our notice f the first weeks proceedings of the istrict Court, we omitted to mention aines 0. Chachere, Clerk of Court and is officient corps of deputies. The mission was accidential and uninten ional on our part and we hope these eatlemen have so regarded it. Mr, hachere is one of the most thoroughly fficient and accomplished Clerks of ourt we have ever had and has cer inly shown great judgment in the lection of his efficient and gentlemanly puties Major 0. Voorhies and Gilbert upre. Samuel M. Hudspeth, who resided in Iiis parish many years ago, and who ill be remembered by many of our old itizens, died at his residence in Frank in, Simpson county, Kentucky, on the 4th of April. He was about 68 years Id. The local paper says: "On the orging of the 14th inst-, the commn ity was shocked at the announcement the death of Samuel M. Hudspeth, ne of our best known and most widely espeçted citizens. He was a man of leasing manners, genial disposition and trict integrity, and his loss is deeply elt in the community. He leaves a rge family to mourn his sudden de arture.'^ Tbc Railroad Decision. Yesterday was a bright day for Lou iana, and one J,hat will be marked with white stone in the future history of jflie State. The decision of the Supreme Court in favor of the New Orleans Pa ific, ordering the issue of the two mil OD8 of bonds to that road, opens up a ew era of prosperity to our city and täte. The universal satisfaction with Inch the decision was received was a 06t flattering testimonial, but one that asI entirely deserved, of the popular niidence that is reposed in Mr. Whee k and the management of the road, ndeç whose auspices thesuccessof this reat enterprise has been reudered pos ible, and, indeed, may now be regarded s assured. These gentlemen deserve reat credit for the energy and perse erance they have displayed in this atter uuder serious difficulties, and bey are entirely deserving of the happy ruition that is now assured to their Uterprise and persistence. Our people will corâiàljy endorse this xtracfc from the N. O. Democrat of r ay 7th, assuring us not one but two nes of road to Texas and New Orleans. |iere is no doubt but Morgan wjll now compelled to immediately build his ad to Orange Texas, and the comple iou of the N. 0. and Pacific Railroad is y this decision of the Supreme Court established fact. Added to this is e contemplated road of the N riafe its completion, thereby giving r parish the empire parish of the täte, three competing lines to New rleans and filling our broad prairies ith people, who will appreciate the vantages old St. Landry extends to ose wishing a home of their own, in a "tion of the country where every man fully protected by law, and where ly moderate exertion must be made secure all the necessaries of life. exas and Colorado, which this de isipn will cause redoubled exertions to suie its ßhmnloHnn VOLUME 1. OPELOUSAS, LA., SATURDAY, MAY I i, 1878. NUMBER 17. ) State Central Committee. We call the attention of every Demo crat in St. Landry to the report of the proceedings of the State Central Com mittee of the Democratic Conservative Party, held in New Orleans on the 1st May. From our representatives on the committee we learn that there was a much larger attendance of country members than usual, that the utmost harmony prevailed, and that notwith standing the clamors of disappointed politicians and the wide spread dissat isfaction that some of them have at tempted to convince us existed, no one had the temerity to attempt to attack in any manner the administration of Nicholls and Wiltz in any department, on the contrary the committee repre senting every element in the State op posed to Radicalism, were disposed to sink all minor issues, and postpone until some more favorable day the question as to who should be the leader of the party iu the State. In other words it was distinctly rec ognized that in the coming campaign unity was of more consequence than at any other time since the war, and that unity must be perserved even should some local politicians suffer thereby. The last resolution passed by the com mittee and which was intended only for St. Landry means this: that the Democratic party of this State mean in the future to have but one Democra tic party in St. Landry, that in that party the minority must submit to the majority and that no more of the dis graceful scenes of former years must be repeated. The people need have no fear that Col. Patton will not carry out the trust imposed on hiui, we can assure them that he will do so, impartially and rigidly, and while we trust and believe his interposition will not be necessary and that the few politicians, who have been keeping up our divisions, will be by our own people invited to keep quiet this time, we can and do without hesitation say to the people of the par ish that this year there will be but one Democratic party In St. Laudry, and that no one need hope for admittance to the Baton Rouge Convention on the 1st Monday of August ou a half vote. Official. state central committee. Rooms Statu Central Committee, Democratic Conservative Party of Louisiana New Orleans, May 1,1878, The committee met this day, at 7:30 p. m., pursuant to call, Col. I. W. Pat tou, president, in the chair, and a quorum present. The following gentlemen presented their credentials as delegates, and on | motion it was ordered that they be rec ogiiized as members of this committee • Will A. Strong, parish of Winn ; I 1 . P. Poche, parish of St. James ; Charles Brusle, parish of Iberville; J. S. Young, parish of Claiborne. On motion the rules were suspended and the following proxies were read and accepted : L. A. Sandoz, representing J, I. Gar diner, of St. Landry, on a half-vote; Joseph Lemle, representing F. P. Stubbs of Ouachita parish : W. J. Briscoe, re presenting J. C. Goldman, of Tensas parish ; C. H. Munford, representing H V. McCane, of Grant parish On motion it was Resolved, That the vote on the hold ing of the convention be taken in the following order : 1. As to the time of holding said con vention. 2. As to the place of meeting of said convention. 3. As to the ratio of apportionment for representation in said convention. The following resolutions were read and adopted : Besolved, That the convention of the Democratic-Conservative party of Lou isiana be held on the first Monday of August, 1878. Besolved, That a convention of the Democratic-Conservative party of Lou isiana be held at Baton Rouge for the purpose of nominating a candidate for State Treasurer and. m embers of Con gress for the various congressional dis tricts of this State. jResolved, That the apportionment of representation in said convention shall be one delegate for each two hundred votes cast for the Democratic-Conser vative candidate for Governor in 1876, and each fractional number less than 200 and exceeding 100 shall be entitled to one delegate. » Besolved, That inasmuch as in certain oarislies dissensions existed during the iast campaign, whereby opposing fac tions nominated double sets of officers which resulted jh the loss of several members of the Legislature ; and inas much as these dissensions if continued will seriously jeopardize the Democratic prospects in certain localities, that the President of the State Central Com mittee be and he is hereby authorized to call a convention and make all nec essary arrangements for the holding of the primaries in anv parish, or ward of the city of New Orleans, in which the antagonistic factions refuse to unite In a convention, within forty days of the holding of the State convention. On motion the committee then ad journed. Phillip Power, Jr ., Secretary. P* J. S ülliv an , Assistant S ecretary. The Convention advocates have come down from their high horse very ma terially. They now say they had no idea of condemning thé Government of Nicholls. The little meeting in Mon roe opened their eyes somewhat. Whilst there are so many voters in Louisiana who Oppose a convention at present they favor one atlhe close of the pres ent administration. P When papers denounce the members of the Supreme Court, who are as able dignified and learned gentlemen, as Louisiana possesses, and proclaim that a decision whinh thaw K«— . . ai ' famods and MandaloW^hus'endeavor ing to bring into contempt the resnect winch people should have for W P aud till#* p .A11 T>frts than n«\A #l « «i. t _ * . fl , * Co « r ^ they need'not be ^urnrised the masses of the neonÎAnf it the masses of the people of Louisiana Ä ÖS thel ° .^EThibo Sent Before the Superior Crtmt, Kal Court .—The case of The State vs J. R. Lawless, for the murder of Win Gibson on the morninr " " me up befoi Q a prelimii exhaustive testimony in the wioson on the morning of the first nf terdavorf 6 Up v ef ° re Ja . dge Smith yes terday on a preliminary hearing. After heating exhaustive ttatimonl in the f rr«. the accnMed was sent before » i S om " ÖT Crlmi11 ", 1 Court, 3? slaughter^ 0n a cllatge of man the 1st the a at one of op to the at be no be District Court* Friday May 3d, 1878, Court met pur suant to adjournment. The following business was transacted during the Mon day hour : 1999, appeal docket, argument of motion for new trial resumed, and morning hour having expired, case left open to be resumed Saturday morning. The trial of the criminal docket was resumed : State vs. A. Lagrange (a col ored man) No. 1847, for petty larceny, was called, tried by jury and acquitted. He is the only party acquitted at this term. He was tried on two indictments. In neither case did the State make out its case beyond a reasonable doubt. The following criminal cases were then continued, viz : No. 1860,1851,1798,1850, 1801. The State vs. Amos Hall, colored, for obtaining goods under false pre tences, was then called, tried by jury and convicted, after which there being no further criminal business the petty jury was discharged, having been in session only five days. Saturday May 4th, Court met as usual at 9 o'clock. During the morning hour the following business was transacted : 12692, default confirmed. 12559, default confirmed. 1783, State vs. Jules Rich ard, motion for new trial filed, tried, argued and new trial granted. He was indicted for larceny of a calf. The only proof adduced against him was that he had branded it. A new trial Was granted, on the authority of the State vs. Todd Johnson, 29th an nual. 1855, State vs. Amos Hall, for obtaining goods under false pretences, motion for new trial filed, tried, argued and taken under advisement. 1899, ap peal docket, argument of motion for new trial, resumed, closed and new trial refused. No. 12674, supplemental petition for new trial and motion for new trial, tried, argued and taken under advisement, after which court adjourned until Mon day at 9 i o'clock a. m. Monday morning Court met at 9£ o'clock. No. 12679, answer filed. No. 12678, Judge presiding recused, case re ferred to Jno. N. Ogden, Esq., who was sworn as judge ad, hoc. 12645, jury case fixed for the 10th inst., by consent. 12550 continued. 12635, fixed for Tuesday the 7th. 12646, jury case fixed for Tuesday the 7th. 12660, continued. 1864, State vs. Dave Frame, for petty larceny, arraigned, plead not guilty and prayed for trial by jury. 1855, State vs. Amos Hall, colored, for obtaining goods under false pretences, new trial granted. Court then took a recess until 3o'clock, at which time it proceeded to pass sen tence on the following parties, con victed during the previous week : 1845, State vs Hypolite Ardoin, (white,) carrying concealed weapons, fined $5.00 and costs, and in default of payment of fine and costs ten days in parish jail. 1849, State vs. Philemon Brasseur et als., (white,) assault and bettfcry, fined $5.00 and costs, and in default of pay ment of same ten days in parish jail. 1859, State vs. Joseph Figurant, (white) cow stealing, sentenced to work on public roads and public works of the parish for two years. 1854, State vs. Cyrus Guidry (white,) horse stealing, recommended to extreme mercy 18 months in penitentiary, 1815, State vs. G. Jeannis (white) petty larceny, 30 days on the public roads and public works of the parish. 1708, State vs, Milton Smith (col.,) petty larceny six months on pubJiG roads and public works. 1859, State vs. Alfred Damas (col.,) petty larceny, two years on the public roads and works of the parish. 1863, State vs. Thos. Gibson (col.,) petty larceny, nine months on the public roads and works of the parish. 1848, State vs. Julien Sam (col.,) petty larceny, thirty days on the public roads and works of the parish, 1842, State vs. Sam Dooms and Joe Thomas (col.,) petty larceny.* Sam Dooms twelve months on public roads. Joe Thomas four months on same. 1858, State vs. Abe Doyel (col.,) petty larceny five days in parish jail. 1856, State vs. Arthur Turner (col.,) carrying concealed weapons, fined $5.00 and costs, and in default thereof ten days in parish jail. 1843, State vs. Alfred Cook (col.,) horse stealing four years and six months in the penitentiary, 184£, State vs. Joe WiHiatns and Sam Dooms (col.,) petty larceny. Joe Wil liams fifteen months on the public roads. Samuel Dooms fifteen months to date and take effect at expiration of sentence in No. 1842. 1811, State vs. Ben Beauchamp (col.,) petty larceny State penitentiary for eighteen months. 1846, State vs. Gervais Doucet (col.,) petty larceny four months on the public roads and public works. Court then adjourned until Tuesday the 7th at 9i o'clock. Tuesday morning Court met pursuant to adjournment. 12683, default. 12646, judgement as in case of non suit. 1^635, case re^xe,d for IJfoflday. next, 12649, continued, 1980, appeal docket con tinued. 1859 and 1898, cimulated, ease tried, argued and taken actvise m " men adjourned until Wed nesday at o'clock ^ There is no talk yet of removing the New Orleans Custom house to Baton Rouge, on account of its corrupt man agement here. The Legislature, though, is^a'different matter.—[Picayune. Perhaps not, but there is considerable talk about the removal of the State cap ital to Baton Rouge.—[Advocate. And the " talk " increases from day. The New Orleans papers may rave and rant over the question of removal, but it is all "sound and fury, signifying nothing." When the vote is taken in the fall, it will " pan out " rich in favor of Baton Rouge. Every indication in the country points that way and we will once more have the Capitol on the bluffs of good old Bed Stick.—[Sugar Planter. no of his the the and der The for dren not that was over and, good a ured out " has at jes he WcddcdL Life. advice to a newly married man from an expe rienced bene dict. fFrom the New York Sun.] : Friend : It is to be presumed that you have chosen a wife after ma ture reflection, and not alone from sel fish impulses. Nevertheless, do not imagine that you can possibly have foreseen all the duties, responsibilities, and even trials to which married life may render you liable. In your inti mate relationship and companionship you and your wife will appear to teacli other in an entirely new lieht. You will find defects in her, and s.ie in you, which can only be properly met by oue course, and that is, mutual conciliation. Strive to see which can excercise the greatest leniency toward each other. The secret of happiness iu married life is mutual confidence. Trust one another. Have no secrets from one another. By all means, never call in a third party to interfere in any way in any family jars. You will be more than human if you and your wife can always perfectly agree, but, while you cannot prevent differences, you can pre vent any evil consequences arising from them. If you have trouble keep it to yourself and wife. Compromise will secure you undoubted hapiness. By all means never allow a quarrel to last over night. There is mischief in brood ing and pouting. Don't be ashamed of yielding when you are sure you are in the right. There is no sacrifice or self denial in yielding only when you are in the wrong. You must consult your wife's whims and caprices as well as her reasonable desires. Mankind is generally governed by the passions ; not by the reason. There is no excuse for trampling upon a wife's desires be cause you think them unreasonable. Women have at times the privilege of being unreasonable. Avoid personal habits which are offensive to your wife; or, if you can not avoid them altogether, avoid them in her presence. Keep clear of your wife's relations, and have her keep clear of yours, in all business matters f possible. If eithei of you should form antipathies to the relations of the other, those antipathies must be con sulted, and if not removed, must be respected, or else your family jars will be numerous and irreconcilable. Let your married life begin with sys tematic fraugality. Devote a specific proportion of your income to the future of your family. Year savings will in this way augment almost imperceptibly, and place you above asking favors. Live within your means, and nobody w ill know how much you have ahead : but the moment you borrow a cent peo ple know how poor you are. Got it while you are young. The du ties of a house and family come sopn enough. Take it easy while you may in your early married life. Be patient, and wait and watch and— pray. Just previous to the birth of your first child you will possibly find your wife fretful, cross, peevish, pouty, and troublesome, just as many good, kind, amiable, and loving women have been before her, If such should be the case, don't get mad, don't expostulate, don't rebuke or reproach her. The best thing you cart do is to grin and bear it. The first smile of the baby will stop it and pay for all you have endured. Don't think yourself immaculate and set yourself up as a pattern for your wife. If she wants to go to church and you don't, remember that it may not do you any harm to go to church. Don't scold your wile, and don't beat your children, if you have any. Teach your children by example. Be a copy for them. Excuse them for such of your faits as they inherit. Don't bequeath them a hasty temper and then whip them for it. Don't gossip before them and punish them for gossipping. Don't prevent them from romping or having minds of their own. Don't frighten them With ghost stories. Don't lie to them. Don't neglect to give them any thing you promise them—even punish ment. Don't forget that you were a child once, and do as you would have had others do to you. Don't get crazy if you have a few buttons off your shirts. Remember all the time that you are a poor, weak mor tal, liable to err, and in all probability no more perfect than your wife. Bathe often, look after your health, and never go home drunk. Yours. John. <1 Stolen money takes wings. The fate of the, fortunes accumulated by Tweed and Brigham Young may, perhaps, teach this moral. Tweed, leaves, so his secretary asserts, a fortune of $2500, not one-thirtieth of the amount that he possessed when he gave up an honest life to become a public plunderer. Brig ham was more fortunate; he, at least, hung on to Ithe money that he stole from the Mormon Church until his death. He foudly bejieved when he died that he left Iiis lafge family «'ell provided for. It has turned out quite the opposite. The Mormon Church has been investigating its books, and finds, notwithstanding the fact that Brigham refused to keep any accounts between himself and the Church, so as better to prey oq it, that the estate of the dead Prophet is indebted to the Church of the Latter Day Saints for over $1,000,000, being its full value. Moreover, the trustees of the estate have been re ligiously bulldozed by the Mormons, and have made preparations to surren der all the old man's property at once. The Young children are fighting this proposed plan as best they can; but there seems to be but little hope for them. After Brigham's estate has paid for the old man's peculations, the chil dren will have scarcely $10,000 left to divide between them, and as there are some thirty or forty of them, theye will not be much left tö each child! Here,'at least, are two stolen fortunes that have taken wings a nd flown away. Where Religion Failed in the Hour of Need .—At night old Gumbo was accustomed to retire to his lonely cabin to light his tallow candle aud pore over a dog-eared, dilapidated Bible, and, a« he read, he would orief in terval« ^'useanu devoutly exclaim with tearful, upraised eyes : "Oh! cum the good angel of the Lor' au' take poor Gumbo home to rest." It happened of a dark night, when by the light of his tallow dip he wa§ intently studying his Bible, there came three solemp, meas ured raps on the cabin door. Gumbo heard and grew pale with fear, and im mediately, with a spasmodic jerk, blew out the light and demanded to know " Who am dat knocking at, dis ar'door? " when a dismal, sepulchral voice an swered : " The good angel of the Lord has come to take poor Gumbo up to rest." When tremblingly with super stitious fear, believing that the good angel of the Lord was really standing at the door he answers : " I kno's dat niggah Gumbo, but dat ar' Gumbo ar' jes dan gone ded dese fo' years ! Yes, he am ! he jes dun gone dea dese four years," One Square and Fair Liar. a " He was the orfulestliar I ever seen," said Cooley O'Leary, as we returned from his friend's funeral. 'Why, he told me once that he lived on a small island in the Pacific Ocean on which there was a volcano. Aud he said that there was an active demand out in that region for watermelons, so he went into the business of raising them. And he said, one year his whole crop failed ex cept one melon, and that kept on grow ing at lÄich a fearful rate that it crowded him off the lowland and up the side of the. volcano which generated steam and caused an explosion which blew up the whole concern to atoms, and shot him four hundred miles out to sea, where he was picked up by a whaler. He used to tell that the one great mis take of his life was that he didn't drive a plug in the crater of the crater of that volcano so as to make it water tight, and then slice open the water melon aud come sailing on the half shell. "He would lie. He said that once he was cast away on an ice berg, with no baggage but a pair of skates and a fish ing pole. But he skated around until he came across a dead whale frozen into the ice. So he took off' his shirt it was night for six months that year up there—tore it iuto strips for a wick, run the strips through the bamboo rod, stuck the rod into the fat of the whale, and lit the other end. He saiil it burned splendidly, and the, iceberg re flected the light so strongly that it was bright as day for forty miles around and one vessel ran into the iceberg thinking it was a light house. He said he sold the iceberg to the captain for $15,000 and the captain split it up and took it home aud made 200 per cent, profit disposing of it to ice companies. "Lie? Well, sir, he beat any man I ever came across. Told me that once out iu Nevada a mountain lion attacked him, with his mouth wide open. He had presence of mind enough to grab it by the tongue and pull. The lion roared with pain, but he did his level best pulling, aud pretty soon the tongue began to give and the tail to shorten, and directly out they came, the tail and the tongue in one confinons string, lie said he had 'em at home aud he, showed 'cm tit me, but my belief is they were only three or four cowhides and à bull's j tail dovetailed together. "He was astonishing as truth crusher. I Said he served ou a gunboat du ring the | war which was very siuali and light, I while the mortar on the deck was very large and heavy, and he said the first time they tried to tire a fifteeii-iiu It shell it remained stationary, while the recoil was .so great that it fired the gun boat for miles up the stream and landed it in a tree. He. was a liar, but he's dead. I reckon he'll ketch if." There was no doubt about it ; Mr. O'Leary was very successful as a con structor of energetic works of fic tion.—[Chicago Times. Uncle Remus on Kdncation, [From tlie Atlanta Constitutum ] As Uncle Remus came up Whitehall Street yesterday he met, a little colored boy carrying a slate and a number of books. Some words passed between them, but their exact purport will pro bably never be known. They were un pleasant, for the attention of a wander ing policeman was called to the matter by hearing the old man bawl out: " Don't you come foolin' long'er me, nigger. Youer flippin' yo' sass> at de wrong color. You kin go roun' here an' sass dese white people, and maybe dey'll stan? it, but w'eil you come a slingin' yo'jaw at a man w'at wuz gray w'en de t'ahmin' days giu out, you bet* ter go an' git yo' hide greazed " " What's the matter, old man ?" asked <1 sympathizing policeman. " Nothin,' boss, 'cep'in' I ain't gwiuter hav' no nigger cliillun a lioopin' an' a holleiiu' at me when I'm gwiue 'long de streets." " Oh, well—school children—you know how they are." v " Dat's what make I say what I duz. Dey betteç be home pickin' up chips. What a nigger gwinter to larn out'n books? I kin take a bar'l stave an' fling mo' sense inter a nigger ju one minute dan all de school betwixt dis an' do State of Midgigin. Don't talk, honey ! Wid one bar'l stave I kin fa'rly lif' de vail er ignunce." "Then you don't believe in educa tion ?" "Hits de ruination er dis country. Look at my gal. De oie 'ouiàn sent 'er ter school ias' year an' now we dassent hardly ax 'er fer ter carry de washin' home. She done got beyant 'er bizness. I 'aint larnt nuthin' in books, en vit I kin count all de money I gits. No use a talkin,' boss. Put a spellin' book IR a nigger's hands, en right den en dar you loozea a plow hand. I dotie had de spe'rçnee uv it." CANDIDATES. For Sheriff. Mr. Editor:— You will please announce my name as a candidate for re-election to the office of Sheriff of St. Landry, at the election in November next. Subject to the nomination of the Democratic Convention, C. C. DUSON. Lilt Letter» Remaining in the Post Office at Opelousas, La., May 1st, 1878, and if not taken out before June 1st, 1878, will be sent to the Dead Letter Office at Washington D. C. Cappel mrs S C Crossley mrs Jane François Teresa Freeman Jno Juiius Richard Lamelle Lize Lambert Florida Lartique Octaye Lewi# mrs Anü Ledoux Onezime May Jerry Melvin L H Moss Mearram Myers D F Pomney mrg Julia Beed mnj M 4 Schwartz A Smith t S CHAS. m. THOMPSON, P. M. Proceedings of the Police Jf«ry. 0PEL0U3A8, May 6tll, 1878. The Police Jury met pursuant to adjourn ment, Present: R. H. Littell, President; a. Guidry, D. P. Saizan, G. T. Hawkins, e. Du buisson. fi. Haas, F. Savoy and B. e. Clark. The minutes of the laat meeting were read and approved. " ..P 1 } uiotion of Mr- Savoy, Resolved, that Rlishi* Buudroati, Road Overseer, be and is here by authorized to assist with his road hands the working of the road through Taylors lane! To the Hon. Police Jury of the Parish of St Landry : 1 The undersigned, appointed your committee, under resolution of 14th inst,, " to confer with a lake committee, delegate^ by the Police Jury of the parish of Lafayette, to make an estimate, « T , „ « Une between the parishes of Laudry and Lafayette, and to report thereon," have the honor to subm it the following • Tbat our conference has been had near the old bridge, and upon examination found the old structure so thoroughly dilapidated and decayed, as to be incapable of reparation to in sure safety, economy and usefulness; and there, fore recommend an entire new bridge, erected on its site. Tliat in as much as the said bridge is the connecting; link of the two parishes, and on the great maU route, which traverses the country, it should be built with the view to safety, durability and strength, and thus we recommend that the proposed new structure be elected at lea>t twenty feet longer than the ;!V making it 420 iVe! in length, that it be I likewise h; gin r h y one and it half or two feet and const rut ted ith the, best cypress lumber, i anu ot a ,sj/,c und dimensions tu uieet our sue «fieations. I We have the honor herewith to submit to ( v»»iir cousiderotion a detailed bill of lumber, « amount .>:*0f>3 feet and of proper dimensions, I ressary for the work, the same furnished at our request by a competent builder, and we have no hesitation in declaring our acceptance of it to insure a good stable, durable ami nec essary bridge. It is further agreed and understood between our commissions from the two parishes inter ested, that the amount shall be equally divided between them, that is, each of the parishes of St. Landry and Lafayette shall pay one-half of the entire costs and expenses. And we earnestly recommend that in as much as tue old bridge is already entirely impracti cable, and the passage is only made by anv means whilst the waters of the Bayou are low, and that our mail facilities must cease, for the time being, during any ordinary flood, that such actions be immediately taken by your Hon. Jury, as to give to the public, at the earliest possible moment, the usual facilities of transit, and ensure a safe conduct to the United States mail. And we beg further to remark, that the tim bers of the old bridge are so broken and deeayed (nor are they of correct dimensions,) that we deem unlit for further use, and recommend that some disposition be made of them by pub lic sale or otherwise as the Police Jurv may determine. Respectfully submitted, RBY, ) ED. M.MTLL ARD ( L. DARBY, ED. M. MILLARD, \ St. Landry. j I | I RBY, ) ED. M.MTLL ARD ( L. DARBY, ED. M. MILLARD, \ St. Landry. ALRKRT GUIDKY, ) TTTEODULE HKBERT, ) 'Jïl^î.yrNCKNT, S Lafayette. I RNEST POT I i R, $ Ou motion of Mr. Saizan, Resolved that the sum of eight hundred dollars or so much there of as may he necessary, be aud is hereby appro priated out of the Internal Improvement Fund oi the current year, to assist in rebuilding Car onero bridge, and that the same committee be appointed to represent the parish of St. Laudry, in the sale and supervision of said bridge. O11 motion of Mr. Clark, Resolved, that the above committee be authorized to take charge of the lumber of the old bridge and turn over the same, to any Iioad Overseer, for the use of the public roads. On motion of Mr. Guidry, Resolved, that the Hth magistrates ward be changed so as to in clude the same iu the 1st Police Jury ward. Voting aye: Messrs. Guidry and Hawkins, voting nay: Messrs. Savoy, Saizan, Dubuis sou. H as and Clark, On motion of Mr. Hawkins, Resolved, that whereas witnesses before the Grand Jury not being paid for their attendance, that, they are hereby authorized to cross aud ferry or toll bridge free, on the presentation of theirsupona: to the keper of the toll bridge or ferry. The following ordinance was submitted read and unanimously adopted : AN ORDINANCE To carry into effect an act entitled an act rela tive to crimes and offences, authorizingjudgt s m certain ca«es, to sentence convicts to work 011 the public works and rends or in work houses. and delegating the power to parochial and municipal authorities to pass tlie ordi nances necessary to enforce the same, ap proved 23d February, 1S7«: 1 '"''liiiueil I- That, whenever any person shall be sentenced by virtue, of the act of the (it'llcivil Ysscmbly .it Louisiana, above entitled to work on the public works, roads or streets oî t. ie parish ot St. Landry, such person shall work on the public roads, bridges, streets or other public, works of this parish. • S , ; i: c ' said person shall be and remain m the custody oi tue Sheriff of St. Landry or ot one of lus icga ly appointed deputies, ami shall work as shall oe directed by the 1 olice Jurv under the stipervi 1011 aud direction of such public works. Sec. 3. That such persons sha^l not b.- put to work bei ore sunrise nor shall thev be continued to \y::;v alter sunset, nor sh ill they be wölke«; lore i ban ten hours on any day Siät:. 1. Thac during the term for which such perçons shall be sentenced, they shall be Pro vided with proper food and rniin-nt urd lodg ing aud medical art, ndance, by the Sheriff at the, expense ot the parish Skc. 5. That the sheriff shall make to the 1 olice Jury, monthly statements of the expen ses so incurred, also monthly statement of the number of convicts subject to work under this ordinance, also monthly statemeut of the work wliicu has been performed during the procced îug month. Sec. 6. That tlie j Sec. 6. That tlie Sheriff shall have right to I ii^e such compulsory procès to pu force perfor i n rail ce of the work by such convicts, as are < rnployed by the officers and employees of the State penitentiary. Sec. 7- That the Sheriff shall be entitled iu £Ä e ±-,?- ! liU ' S p .'; r Uu -Y U) ' each deputy, not exceeding two. whont no mav emulov to superintend said convicts while at work SEC. 8. Tila t tlieir Sheriff shall be. allowed tlie same for feeding said convicts as he is allowed for prisoners iu jail. Sec. 9. That this ordinance take effect from and after its passage. On motion of Mr. Guidry, Resolved, that the ' lerk oi the Police Jury be and is hereby au thorized to purchase tlie necessary tools, on the requisition of the Sheriff, to work the convicts oil the public roads. On motion of Mr. Savoy, Resolved, that the Clerk of the Police Jury be and is hereby au thorized to have the necessary repairs made in the recorders office, and that the sum of fifty dollars or so much thereof as may be necessary be and is hereby appropriated payable out of any money in the treasury, not otherwise ap propriated, to pay for the same. On motion of Mr. Hawkins, Resolved, that whereas Mr. V. Lastrapes has paid his license as a retail liquor dealer to tlie United States State and Corporation, he is hereby al owed to' open his bar at his race track, on such days as there are races, except Sundays, without being required to pay a parish license, and providing he close his bar in the corporation. The Treasurer submitted the following state ment : • Office of the Parish Treasurer, î Opelousas La., May 6th, 1878. 5 Statement of amounts received by the Parish Treasurer from the Tax Collector of the par ish of St. Landry for all collections since the 20 ill December, 1877, to the 1st of May, 1878 : Parish taxes of 1871 iß 70 ;; ;; <■ ms u 90 ' " 1873 2 61 1874 10 86 " " 1875 27 09 ' " 1876 gl 36 „ ' ' 1877 1,091 20 Corporation criminal taxes 1877 180 08 Licenses 1878 1 610 00 Total collections <3,644 80 Less 10 per cent for collecting same re tained by the collector 364 47 Net aui't received from the collector .. $3,280 33 I hereby certify that the above statemeut is correct. W. A. ROBKRTSON, „ , Parish Treasurer. Opelousas La., 6tli May, 1878. Tte, Police Jur as a committee of the whole proceeded to examine the claims tiled against the parish since October, 1877, to date, when the following olaims were approved : claims filed ix 1877: E P Veazie justice peace fees «313 2» t"TI T, aj l '.' r " " 249 70 J D Curne " " "... W F Jaeksou " " " . . W F stakes " " " S Cart " " <1 JJ Hicks <i « <• " ; B A Guidry Constable fees .] Vict Lastrapes " " M Doucet " '< J J Smith «• « T C Willis " « M Laughley '* « ^ E W Grimm " " * F D.upre tils « « a Fohtenot " <• GFontenot •< •< J White repairing jail C Tatman lumber for public road'. T C Chachere " " « .t ' Mt Pleasant Mills " « ■< » " J & A Perrodin '< « « « " C P Smith * " " u ' Blacks hear <s Cason " " » « " O Mähon " <« « « " L Nezat •< •• « « " L Godcliaux cart broke on pub ic road J Medecis repairing on jail W F Clopton juroron inquest. R Garwood " '« A Dobson w " " J J Smith " " •« R Rideau « « " F M Ganson " " >• J R Howard " " " BCazenave " " •> ■ claims filed I n jakpabt, 1878 : E P Veazie justice peace fees 128 25 ES Taylor " » « .V. 94 so B A Guidry constable fees 120 30 Vict Lastrapes " h 84 50 G Fontenot '< ". 10 75 T C Willis " " 43 80 F F Perrodiu district attorney fees 322 50 J O Chachere making à transcripts 45 00 J M White making 2 coffins for jail 16 00 Parish Inspector 8 00 L E Littell wood for jail 60 00 Victor Lastrapes ironing prisoners 172 25 Poplor Grove Plantation lumber for pub lic road 45 90 Deville & Vidrine building bridge 225 00 2 15 17 25 13 00 2 C ) 20 60 327 90 203 »5 H 50 3 50 6 40 28 75 7 00 6 00 *0 75 5 00 3 00 12 00 15 00 70 08 57 60 6 60 10 00 38 12 6 09 10 00 7 00 9 00 2 00 2 0J 1 00 2 00 2 0« 4 00 2 00 3 00 cla.ms filled ik february, 1878 : E P Veazie justice peace fees 113 20 e 8 Taylor ski 75 S Cart " " ■' 2 "0 L Darby " " " .. BS fO B Woodworth " " " 22 75 G Peck constable fees 79 9» J H Millspaugh " " 1? 20 Viet ' ast rapes " " 63 SO 13 A Gtii.'ry ■' " 125 1C E P Veazie, eoronor fees 20 0 > A Rontai: clerks fees supreme court N O. 30 0:> Auk Don; ) I. H Sandoz A s. inl* z Adolph Doiiato C Guidry James .Savers G Hutler Jul, ü Dejean E H <_ahi.iiin Juror o iiitjueet. 2 00 2 00 •2 00 4 (H) 2 00 2 00 2 "0 2 00 2 (h) claims fii.eil in" march, 1878 : EP Veazie justice peace fees F. s Taylor i. d.i, 1 1)v " " "... L Pitre' ■' " S Cart " " " A L Luirio " " " L J Kerr Z S Fonteriot constable fees Vict Lastrapes " " R A Guidry " " TC Willis " " ; M Doucet " " G Peck " " E Martel " •• J Quibedeau " " C Lavergne '* «■ O Warte 1 e parish constable. Fru se lumber for public road. Mt Pleasant Milis " " " " L Skinner making handle for spade E I veazie coroners fees J P Smith hauling lumbor L Aubespin juror on inquest . A Gouor " " " ' " C Eange " •• «< R Lemon " " ■■ J Dçjeau '• " « T M Doucet " " <• claims filed in ai-ril, 1878 : E P Veazie justice peace fees E 8 Taylor " " •• W F Jackson D H Quirk '• " « ' T C Willis constable fees... Wm Scott " " Vict Lastrapes " " J J Smith " " B A Guidry " " W F Jackson coroners fees"."".".!".*.'."']"" J O Chachere jurors on inquest. R H Littell M D examination of bodv" "of Mrs. Bridges J Boyer burying pauper J M White making coffin P Mol, ton lumber for public road"! A Menand " " " •< L Leblahe " " » W HaU wagon broke on public road .!!!! j; Winchester ax broke on public road... V Chachere hauling x w On motion the Police Jury adjourned uatil Monday July 8th. 1878. ... . „ „ B. H. LITTELL, President. Attest: C, Mayo, Clerk. . 91 00 . 69 f, 0 . 28 05 . 31 Ü0 . 10 00 15 00 . 37 25 13 0O 58 00 109 00 9 10 26 00 33 60 4 20 i 75 14 50 245 60 12 50 163 50 1 25 10 00 9 00 2 00 2 00 2 00 2 00 3 00 2 00 151 M 62 65 18 00 21 28 15 48 4 80 48 30 19 70 130 75 26 00 10 00 15 00 6 00 8 00 5 00 3 75 5 00 5 00 2 CO 2 00 Proceeding» ot ibr Board of Police of the Town of Opelounan, u i . Wednesday, May stli, 1878. rhe Board met pursuant to a call of the Presi \r Present: Dr. James Ray. President- C. • layo, Win G Bell. P. J. Lcfebvre, Victor Las' 'rapes Emile Donato and Chas. N. Ealer I he minutes of the last meeting was read and approved The Assessor having presented the assess ment roll of the town of Opelousas tor tlie year 1878, the same was received and the Assessor '-'d to publish the same eeording tolaw Ihe President reported that, on the night of ihefithmst., '■ night of the tire" taut he had temporarily appointed aud commissioned a special ni-'ht watchman, at tie- r»'e i>f $ 0 do per month, subject to the appraval.it the Board, whe on motion ol Mr. Maya», Reso ve. . that the Boarii appro^ temporarily, the action of tlie 1 resident in making said appointment On motion of Mr. Mayo, i esolved, that a premium of $5 00 shall be awarded to" the Fire Company , y. nk-ii shall be the first to arrive ar a tlie. ociMiTing iu tlie town ot Opelousas. < >n motion t e Board adjourned to meet on Monday the 13th iust . a* 4 o'clock e m. \ei 0 t r, ■>. JAMES RAY, Presided. Attest: O. Voorhies, Clerk to ,J* JEW AI)V EKTISEFHENTN. HONEY AT Cents i* Grallon. lO 0«±nt* a Half S20 Cents a Bottle, One pound jars furnished at 10 CENTS each and tilled for 10 CENTS. Apply to j. w . JACKSON, May 11 tf Opelousas. Adolph Bailey, 4TTOKNEY A.T LAW, opelousas la. May 11 -tf Jl m otire ! The owners of Privies within the corporate ^,° , tt r., tOWn of Opelousas are hereby notified that the same must be properly cleaned and disinfected within ten days from the nub UcaUon of this notice, otherwise the penalties of the law thereto attached will bostnetly en vr' e C - M - THOMPSON, May 11—2t Town Constable. JVotice! The law partnership heretofore existing be twecn the undersigned, under the style of Garland & Dupre,"has been this day dissolved bj inntual consent. May ll-tf HENRY L. GARLAND. LAURENT DUPRE. rjlhe washington, opeloijsaii and NEW ORLEANS TRANSPORTATION CO., Carrying II. 8. mail«, PANCHON, H. H. BROAD, Master Theo. Jobin , Clerk, leaves New Orleans every Tuesday 5 p. m Leaves Washington every Saturday 10 a. m. MINNIE, Leaves Washington exery Wednesday 6 A M.. connecting at Red River Landing with steamer Nat< hez. Steamer Minnie will carry mail and passen gers only. May u-tf J%'otice to Taxpayers. The assessment roll ot the town of Onelousas is now ready for examii ation and correction, and will remain exhibited for twenty (20) day» fiom date, at my office, post office buildiug. ,, „ P. J. LEFEBVRK, way ll-tf Town Assessor. $150 JXtward. I am hereby authorized by merchants and other responsible eltiaeus of the town of Ope lousas to offer the Hbove reward for the apprt hension, with fcuffieient evidence to convict, of nuiît'"«,? wr ? u, t , ie8 w1 "» were engaged a few ni„hts since, in the attempt to burn the bi ild '"Î ®°. w occupied by Emile Peffcrkom. as a coffee uouse. JAMEb ray P May il-t? 0ard ° f Police town wt Opelousas. judicial advertimkuiektn. public sale. ESTATE OF BENJAMIN A. 8MITH. By virtue of an order of the Hon. the Frobafc Court, of the parish of St. Landry, there will iter sold at public auction, to the highest bidder, by the undersigned administrator, or any duly qualified auctioneer, at the last residence of th# deceased, near Grand Coteau, parish of St. Lan dry, on TUESDAY, June 11th, 1878. the following described property belonging to the estate of Benjamin A. Smith, deceased, to-wit: 1. One tract of land with a 1 the building» aud improvements thereou, containing about three hundredarpents, bounded north by Bayou Bourbeau, east by land of widow Jean Dugal, south by laud of Dr. E. M. Millard and west by lauds or the convent of the Sacred Heart and the St. I Charles College. 2. Two hundred acres of land, situated iu the parish of St. Martin, bounded north by Jaiiieg Means and others, south by H. Smith, east and west by W- E. Walker. Terms aud Conditions.— One-third of the pur chase price to be paid easil on the day of sale and the balance ia two equal and annual in stallments from day of sale, purchasers to fur nish their promissory notes, with good solvent personal security in aolido, for the credit portion, payable to the order of purchasers, and to be endorsed by them m blank. Said notes to bear eight ptir cent anuual interest from day of sale and the property to remain socially mort aired and the vendors privilege to be retained there ou until lull and entire payment of the princi pal and interest of the noies given for the pur chase priee of the same. The tract of land No. 1, with improvements; no t to be delivered before 1st Jan nary, 1879, and the growing crop thereon reserved. L. J. GUILBEAU, May ll-5t Administrator.