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A FrciKîli Fighting: Editor.
[Cornîi ill Magazine.]
Barbeiard, sub-editor, was a literary
curiosity, for he could only read with
difficulty, and spelled no word of our
language correctly save his own name.
He nad been appointed sub-editor by
reason of his gigantic stature and las
power with all duelling weapons. Au
old sergeant of the Cent Gardes, who
had been decorated for carrying oft two
Austrian colonels prisoners—one under
each arm—in the Italian war, he stoou
six French feet in his socks, aud hau a
pair of bristling red moustaches, which,
when he was angry, looked as it they
were aflame. It was liarbelard who
assumed all the responsibility ot all
the unsigned articles in the Republican
iourual which employed him ; and it au>
stranger came to ask lor explanations
about personalities, this imposing sub-1
editor was there to answer him in the
of eliivalrv III'!
ten demi no apologies or explanations,
but would forthwith be ready to accept
a challenge to fight next morning early
with swords or pistols, according as
might be most convenient. r l his often
led to little dialogues, somewhat in the
following fashion : .
Stranger (bouncing iu furiously with
the offending journal in his hand)—»Sir,
I want to see the man who wrote tins
article. . , .. . „
Barbelard (rising with dignity from
the sub-editorial seat with a pipe in his
mouth.) Young man, it's me as wrote
that article. It you want to objectiouize,
name your friend and we'll have it out;
at daybreak. ,
Stranger (growing civil)—Ah, no—l
have merely come to renew my subscrip
tion to the paper. What a warm day it
is—Goo- o d morning (and exit.)
»uhl
Sometimes, however, a out
arise, and then Barbelard always showed
himself magnanimous in indicting only
flesh wounds—just mere ilea bites, as he
called them, ripping up the arm lor
twelve inches or so, or carving oil an
iusiguiticaut little piece from the ag
gressor's calf. Barbelard had fought a
round dozen duels; but he owed another
duty to iiis newspaper besides fighting,
for he appeared in tiie correctional courts
to answer all charges ot attacking ihe
government, aud underwent the sen
tences of imprisonment to which mem
bers of the statt' were condemned, lie
iiad come to look upon the jail 01: St.
I'elagie much as a second home, ant.
was not sorry to go there for a few
months, for he got double pay, unlimi
ted allowance of tobacco and excellent
meals sent in daily from the restaurant
at the expense of his employers as long
as his incarceration lasted.
A Horrible Death from T hirst .—
A stoiy of a most horrible death from
thirst conies to us from near Grayson,
A young man had been employed
as a
hand in the harvest-field got oh a spree
at a saloon about ten miles from Gray
son, last Wednesday afternoon. The
saloon is kept by quite an extensive
rancher, during the husy season only,
and is liberally patronized. The young
man got pretty drunk and wandered
down the road about a mile from the
saloon and lay down and went to sleep.
He was seen lying there the next day
by persons who passed with teams, but
no attention was paid to him, on the
supposition that he was only drunk and
not worthy of attention. During the
day, Thursday, he frequently asked the
passers by for drink, but his appeals
were unnoticed, being considered the
requests of a drunk for more drink.
Before the day- was out he seemed to be
delirious, but ho notice was taken of
him. The second day, Friday, his tongue
protruded from his iuouth and was
much swollen, and the piteous appeals
were still made. Finally a tender
hearted butcher passed that way, and
he saw that the man was suffering hor
rible agony. He lifted him to his wagon
and took him to Grayson, where he soon
died. It was ascertained that he died
from thrist. He lay nearly two days in
the hot, scalding rays of the sun, helpless
and doomed. The inhabitants of that
vicinity are said to feel terribly over
the occurrence. It seems quite natural
that they should. Whether a coroner's
inquest was held over the young man
or not, our informant did not learn.
The authorities of Stanislaus county
apparently have considerable business
on hand it they fee) inclined to do it,
It does not appear at this distance that
they are doing it—[Stockton (California)
Herald.
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satei coin se in suin„ an infant. He
Important to Those Who Hire
Houses .—A case of considerable inter
est to lenders and borrowers of horses
was decided in the (N. J.,) District
Court by Judge Hopper yesterday af
ternoon. On Easter Monday last Rich
ard Oveidijking, a minor, hired a horse
from John Thompson to take Susan
Van Houton to Little Falls, four miles
distant, to spend the afternoon and re
turn early in the evening. When he
got to Little Fall she concluded to go
further, and drove on to Newark, ten or
twelve miles beyond, and did not get
back to l'aterson until 9 or 10 o'clock,
when the horse was found to be in a!
veiy bad condition from over-driving,
and died the next morning. The in
variable remedy of New Jersey in such
cases is by an action on the case for vio-1
lation of contract, but the counsel for
plaintiff brought his action for trover
aud conversion, which he thought a
claimed that the moment Overdijkin.
drove the horse beyond Little Falls he
not only violated his contract, but that
he was guilty of converting the horse to
his own use. The defense strenuously
objectedto this, but the court sustained
the claim, and the facts being proved,
found the defendant guilty of trover
and conversion, and assessed the dam
ages at $300 in favor of plaintirt'. It is
said to be the first action of the kind
ever tried in New Jersey, at least there
is none reported in the books. The de
fendant (for whom the court had ap
pointed a guardian to defend the suit) is
liable to be imprisoned under the judg
ment of the court in an action of tort,
until the amount awarded is paid. Pro
bably nine men out of ten who hire
horses would be equally liable to suits
for trover and conversion (which is the
civil court's phrase for stealing) of the
hacks they hire.—[New York Herahl.
Doctors, Sun and Air .—The air of
the rooms we livo in is more or less
alive with germs. Sunlight with air
will kill them, sunlight without air
won't kill them ; consequently sunlight
and ventilation are essential conditions
of health, and there must be at least
two hours of sunlight to produce effec
tive results. It is neither necessary nor
desirable to allow the scorching sun to
pour through our windows all day long,
but we must have enough of it to keep
our homes sweet and fresh, or we must
suffer the consequences. We may keep
our houses open till ten o'clock in the
morning, and close them during the
heat of the day, reopening them in the
afternoon when the noontide fervors
are over. The amount of a good round
doctor's bill for attendance on a case of
diphtheria or tyhoid fever will amply
suffice to put wire netting over all our
doors and windows, so that no trouble
some insect can find entrance, while
sunlight and air may freely distill upon
«s their blessings.
eon
of
No man can go down into thedangei
of his experience and hold the torch
truth to all the dark chambers and hid
den cavities and not come up with a
shudder and a chill as he thinks of the
time when he undertook to talk politics
with the deaf old father of his sweet
heart while the girl was present.—[Cin
cinnati Breakfast Table.
Work ou the Morgan Road.
(From the City Item.]
Mention was made some days ago
that a locomotive and ten mud cars had
been taken to Mrs. Kmedes' plantation,
on the Teche, below New Iberia.
It, was ascertained this morning that
souie seventy men, with the locomo
t j V( , an( j car8j are busy at work on the
extension of the Morgan railroad,
Two negroes were killed by lightning
at Preston Bend, Texas, and the belief
among their people was that they were
objects of divine wrath. A revival of
religion was the immediate consequence,
and nearly every negro in the county is
a convert.
Proceeding» of the Democratic Conser
vative Convention of the Parish
of St. I.andry.
The Convention was called to order ljy Jos.
m . Moore and Dr. J. L. Estorge, chairmen of the
executive committees.
Mr. E. T. Lewis was elected temporary cliair
man by a rising vote of 53 to 44.
Mr. John N. Ogdeu, was elected temporary
secretary.
The following committee 011 credentials was
appointed by the cliair :
Willis Prescott, C. C. Swayze, F. Perrodin, J.
L. Estorge, C. J. Thompson, Jos. M. Moore,
Ozemé Fontenot.
The committee reported allowing seats to all
the delegates as returned (157 in number,) ex
ceptiug upper Bayou Boeuf, where a two-thirds
vote was allowed each delegate. On motion
rite report was amended so as to allow each
delegate a full vote. The report as amended
was adopted.
Messrs. E. T. Lewis and Henry L. Garland
I' were nominated for permanent President. Mr.
Garland received 79Î votes anil Mr. Lewis 74J
votes.
Mr. C. .1. Thompson was elected secretary and
Mr. Louis stagg vice-president
j
! . _ ,
j »«i>re were nominated for Parish Judge.
On motion of Mr. Lewis it was Resolved, that
a committee of nine be appointed on resolutions.
The chair appointed the following committee:
E. T. Lewis, F. Perrodin, Jos. M. Moore, Wm.
C. Gordon, C. C. Swayze, E. Dubuisson, Willis
Prescott, Mentor Andrus, Ozemé Fontenot.
Nominations having been declared in order
1jy the chair, Mr. Perrodin nominated Br. W.
A. Robertson, and Lewis nominated Mr. T S.
rmiteiiot. Mr. Robertson received 7»| votes,
Mr. Fontenot received83J votes. Mr. Theophile
s. Fontenot was declared the choice of the
Convention for State Senator for the 12th Sena
torial District.
Messrs. Martin Carron, Y'ves Vidrinc, J. M.
Martin aud Homer Durio, were nominated for
the House of Representatives.
Messrs. C. <:. Duson and James M. Thompson
were nominated forShewff. Mr. Dusonreceived
106 votes, Mr. Thompson received 45| votes .
Messrs. J.%. A. Fontenot apd Mr. Laurent
•Mr.
Fontenot received 104J votes, Mr. Dupre re
ceived 50 votes.
Mr. Geo. Fulford was nominated for Coroner.
The following delegates were elected by the
Convention to attend the State Convention at
Baton Rouge : Henry L. Garland, Martin Carron,
J. M. Moore, F. Perrodin, Phillip Stagg, L. S.
Havard, Willis Prescott, Thos. II. Lewis, J.
Massie Martin, Jno. Breaux, John A. Taylor,
M. I). Kavauagh, B. A. Martel, M. R. Wilson, J.
L. Estorge, Homer Barouse, Eli Clark, 41sip
Vidrine, Louis Young. The following alter
dates were elected : C.J.Thompson, Lewis D.
Prescott, Zenon Fontenot, Adolph Lastrapes,
Y'ves Vidrine, C. M. Daley and Pierre Bodoin.
Mr. Willis Prescott was olected a member
of the State Executive Committee from this
parish.
On motion of Mr. Jos. M. Moore, J. C. Mon
cure was indorsed for State Treasurer.
The committee on resolutions reported as
follows:
Whereas, The Constitution of 1868. under
which the State of Louisiana is, to-day, gov
erned, is the work of corrupt and greedy poli
tical adventurers, intent upon corrupt private
ends, unmindful qf the best interests, material,
social and political, of our State.
And whereas, The said Constitution imposed
upon the people of Louisiana by the exercise
of usurped political power and by military
proclamation has been used for the purpose to
which it is subservient of robbing the people,
and ouriehing dishonest adventurers, is defec
tive because of its omissions,' and pernicious,
because of its most important features, it is
undemocratic and unrepublican.
And whereas. The far greater part of the
jOyjls that h;ive afflicted, and still afflict the
people»,! Louisiana had their origin in this
defective and mlscliioyous bayonet instrument.
Therefore be it resolved by this Convention,
1st. That the Constitution of 18C8 sliouh} be
entirely and completely abrogated and that
the Legislature, at its next session, should,
without delay pass the necessary act, convok
ing a Constitutional Convention, at the earliest
practical time, to frame a new Constitution (or
our State.
2d. That the delegates chosen by this Con
vention. to the Baton Rouge Couvention, to be
assembled the 5th of August next, and the
State Senators and members of the Lower
House of Representatives, from this parish, be
and they are hereby instructed to vote to carry
out the foregoing resolutions.
Repectiully submitted,
E. T. LEWIS, Chau-man.
WILLIS PRESCOTT,
JOSEPH M. MOORE,
C. C. SWAYZE,
W. C. GORDON.
Resolved, That we have undoubted confidence
in the integrity of Governor FrancisT. Nieholls
and we fully believe that he lias administered
the State government with the honest purpose
of securing the welfare and prosperity of the
people of the State.
E. T. LEWIS. Chairman.
JOSEPH M. MOORE,
C. C. SWAYZE,
MENTOR ANDRUS,
WILLIS PRESCOTT.
The report was adopted. '
On motion of E. X. Lewis, the President of
nth
Executive Committee for the parish of St. Lan
dry, to consist of thirteen members.
From the reports made to ine of the proceed
lugs had by the delegates from the seeond,
seventh aud eighth police jury wards, for the
purpose of nominating. Democratic candidates
for police jurors from said wards, it appears
that
Albert Guidry was nominated for tlie seeond
police jury ward.
Louis Young was nominated for the seventh
police jury ward.
Theo. C. Chacliere was nominated for the
eighth police jury ward.
From the said reports it further appears that
110 nominations were made for justices and con
stables in either the justice peace wards follow
ing : third, tenth, eleventh, fourteenth.
And it further appears that H. D. MoBride
was nominated for justice of peace and Adrien
Sojiniev for constable of fifteenth justice ward;
aud that W. P. Brooks was nominated for justice
of peace and John D. Miles for constable of
sixteenth justice ward.
HENRY L. GARLAND.
the Convention was authorized to appoint an
fnr thp «' at
Proceeding* of the Board of Police ot
the Town ot OpelraiBi.
The Board of Police of the town of Opelou
sas met pursuant to the call of the President.
Present: Dr. James Ray, President, and Messrs.
Ealer, Bell, Donato, Lastrapes and Lefebvre.
Whereas, it lias been recommended by the
Board of Health of the town of Opelousas, ap
pointed by resolution of the Board of Police of
said town that further precautionary measures
be tu ken for the protection of said town against
the invasion of yellow fever; therefore
Skction 1. Be it ordained, That green coffee
bo and is hereby entirely excluded from the
corporate limits of said town until the Board
of Police may see fit to rescind the said ordi
nance.
Ski:. 2. Be it further ordained, That any per
son or persons who may have had the yellow
fever in the parish of St. Landry or elsewhere
and have convalesced from the same, shall 110t
be permitted to enter the town of Opelousas
until tiftoen days shall have elapsed from their
full eouvalesence, as may be ascertained from
their attending physician, and furthermore
that such persons are not allowed to bring
within the corporate limits ot said town, any
bed<iing, clothing or wearing apparel, which
may have been used during the time they were
affected bv such disease or which may have
been in their apartments, before t-hev shaTl
have been thoroughly disinfected, cleansed and
aired during-10- days;
S i.e. 3. Be it further ordained. That ao pro
visions, dry foods or merchandise of any kind
Shall be admitted within the corporate limits of
this town before being opened and ventilated
during the space of ten days, except flour, pork,
lard, whiskey and liquors, eorn meal, grits,
brown sugar, coal oil, turpentine, lard, ou, ice
parched coffee and all canned goods, drugs and
hardware not packed in straw, saw-dust, &c.
Be it further resolved, That any person or
persons violating any section of this ordinance
shall be subject to a fine of $100 in the discre
tion of the court.
Sec. i. Be it further ordained that all ordi
nances or parts of ordinances contrary to or in
conflict with this ordinance lie and tho same
are hereby repealed aud that this ordinance
take effect from and after its passage.
JAMES RAY, President.
e. P. V eazib , Acting Clerk.
Proceeding» of the Board of Polier, of
the Town of OpclouaaM.
Tuesday , July 30th, 1878.
Tlie Board met pursuant to a call of the Presi
dent. Present: Dr. James Ray. President;
Mayo, Win. G. Bell, P. J. Lefebvre, Victor Las
trapes and Emile Donato
On motion of Mr. Bell, Resolved, that whereas
it, has been ascertained by the Board of Police
of the Town of Opolousas, that yellow-fever
exists in the city of New Orleans, that a Board
of Health composed of the following persons lie
appointed, to-witi Dr. James Ray, Dr. R. If.
Littell, Dr. J. L. Estorge, W. O. Posey and ('.
Mayo, who are hereby empowered at such time
as they may deem it necessary, for the safety
of the citizens of the town of Opelousas, to
establish a quarantine under ami according to
a resolution of the Board of Police of the
town, adopted August 10th, 18(i7.
Be it further Resolved, that said Board of
Health, shall at such time as they may deem
it necessary, to establish said quarantine, cause
said resolution or any portion thereof to be
published and sti ietly enforced.
On motion the Board adjourned.
JAMES RAY. President.
Attest: O. Vookhies , Clerk.
Lint liCtters
Remaining in the Post Office at Opelousas, La.,
August 1st, 1878, and if not taken out before
September 1st, 1878, will be sent to the Dead
Letter Office at Washington I). C.
Creswcll mrs E A
Hobley Elder Handy
Pardras Alexis
Richard mrs Harriet
Rigolet miss Minnie
Richi Madame Jos
Serraille miss Mary
Augustin mrs C
Andrus Albert
Allison William
Alexander Moses
Ballar James
Boling Jim
Chadwick mrs Sally
CHAS. M. THOMPSON, P. M.
OFIflOIjVr,.
To the Qualifled Electors of the Stale of
Louisiana.
O ffice of S ecretary of S tate, j
S tate oi- L ouisiana, >
New Orleans, July 17, 1878. )
Iu pursuance of article 147 of the constitu
tion of this State, publication is he'-eby given
to the voters of this State of the proposed
amendments to tho constitution of this State,
agreed to by two-thirds of tlie members elected
to each house of the General Assembly, at its
session of 1878, and which are required to be
published, three months before the next gen
eral election for Representatives to theGeueral
Assembly, in at least one newspaper in every
parish of this State, 111 which a newspaper shall
he published. Said amendments appear more
fnUy in acts Nos. 73 and 74 of the regular session
of the General Assembly of 1878, and in act
No. 12 of the extra session of the General As
sembly ot 1878. which are officially published
for the information of the voters, and wliieh
will bo submitted to the people at tlie next
general election, to be held 011 the fifth day of
November, (next) 1878, in such a manner and
form that tho people may vote for or against
each amendment, separately, and if a majority
of tho votes a,t said election shall approve and
ratify all or either of said amendments, the
same shall become a part of the constitution.
WILL A. STRONG,
Secretary of State.
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.
ACT NO. 73. R. S. OF 1878.
number o.ne.
That the seat of government shali be estab
lished at the city of Baton Rouge or at the
city of New Orleans, as tho majority of t he
voters of the State may determine at the next
ensiling election; those voting to locate the
State capital at Baton Rouge shall indorse 011
their tickets, " For State Capital, Baton Rouge;"
those voting to locate the capital at Neu Or
leans shall indorse on their tickets, "For State
Capital, New Orleans."
(Strikeout article one hundred and thirty
one.)
ACT NO. 74, R. S. OF 1878.
nijs1her two. v
Representatives shall be chosen on the fjrst
Tuesday after the first Monday in November,
every two years, anil the elections shall be com
pleted in one day. The General Assembly shall
meet 011 the first Monday in January, 1870, and
bienually thereafter, on the first Monday in
January, unless a different day be appointed
by law, and their sessions shall bo held at the
seat of government.
(Strike out article seventeen.!
numiser ttlree.
After the year 1878 tho General Assembly
shall not have power to levy in any 011c year
for all State purposes more than one per centum
taxation, nor shall any collection of more than
one per centum taxation be made in any one
year, 011 the actual cash value of all real and
personal property liable to taxation, except in
case of a-foreign invasion or a domestic insur
rection, and 111 that event any additional taxa
tion shall only be for tho immediate purpose of
repelling invasion or suppressing insurrection.
Tlie city of New Orleans shall not levy orcollect
in any one year more than one and one-lialf
per poutum taxation 011 the actual cash value
of all the real and personal property liable ti>
taxation within its limits. No parish or muni
cipal corporation, except the city of New Or
leans, shall levy or collect in any one year
more than one per centum taxation upon the
actual cash value of all the real and personal
property liable to taxation within its limits.
The General Assembly shall not have power ta
issue any b'oud or pledge the faith of the State
for any purpose, nor shall it authorize any
parish or municipal corporation to issue any
bond or create any debt; provided, that this
shfjli not prohibit the issue of new bonds in ex
change fordid bonds, where the debt or rate of
iûtérCSt i" not increased.
number four.
The members of the General Assembly shall
be paid a salary of five'hundred dollars (S5Ü0)
per session, and actual traveling expenses by
the nearest practicable route, not to exceed
fifty dollars (350) for any one member; provided,
that if two sessions are held in the same year
they shall receive for the second session in that
year a salary of only two hundred and fifty
äollars ($250) and actual traveling expenses by
the nearest practicable route, not to exceed
fifty dollars (*50) for any one member. The
regular biennal session shall not exceed ninety
days in duration, unless by vote of two-thirds
of the members elected to eacli house of the
General Assembly.
(Strike out article thirty-nine.)
NUMBER FIVE.
The General Assembly shall not pass any local
or special law changing the venue in criminal
cases, changing tho manner of persons legiti
mating children, vacating roads, streets, or
alleys, remitting fines, penalties, and forfeitures,
or refunding moneys legally paid into the treas
ury ; affecting the estates of minors, or persons
under disability, exempting property from
taxation, creating any monopoly, legalizing the
unauthorized or invalid acts of any officer or
agent of the State, or of any parish or munici
pality ; in-anting any extra compensation to any
public officer, agent, or contractor, after the
service has been rendered or contracted for ;
changing any parish seat, or creating new par
ishes', except by the assent of the majority of
the qualified electors of the parish, or parishes,
to be affected; iu all other cases, where a gen
eral law can be made applicable, no local or
special law shall bo passed.
NUMBER FIVE.
The General Assembly shall not pass any
local or special law changing the venue in crimi
nal cases, changing the manner of persons legit
imating children, vacating roads, streets, or
alleys, remitting fines, penalities, and forfeitures
or (refunding moneys legally paid into the
treasury; affecting the estates of minors, or
persons under disability, exempting property
from taxation, creating any monopoly, legal
izing the unauthorized or invalid acts of any
officer or agent of the State, or of any parish
or municipality ; granting any extra compensa
tion to any public officer, agent or contractor,
after the service has been rendered or con
tracted for ; changing any parish seat, or creat
ing new parishes, except by tho assent of the
majority of the qualified electors of the, parish,
or parishes, to be afieeted ; in ail other eases,
where a general law can be made applicable, no
local or special la w shall be passed.
NUMBER SIX.
The Governor shall receive a salary of seven
thousand dolllars per annum, payable quar
terly, on Iiis own warrant.
(Strike out article fifty-six.)
NUMBER SEVEN.
The Lieutenant Governor shall receive a salary
which shall be double that of a member ol' the
General Assembly.
(Strike out article fifty-seven.)
NUMBER EIGHT.
Every bill which shall have passed both
houses shall be presented to the Governor ; if
he approve it, he shall sign it ; if he docs not,
he shall return it, with Iiis objections, to tlie
house in which it originated, which shall enter
-the ot*)actions at large upon its journal, and
proceed to reconsider it. If, after such recon
sideration, two-thirds of all the members pres
ent in that house shall agree to pass the bill, it
shall be sent, with the objections, to the other
house, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered
and if approved by two-thirds of the members
present m that house, it shall be a law. But in
such cases the vote of both houses shall be de
entered upon tlie journal of each house res
pectively. If any bill shall not be returned bv
the Governor withm five days after it shall
have been presented to him, it shall be a law
in like manner as if he had signed it, unless
the General Assembly, by adjournment, prevent
its return ; in which case, within thirty days
the Governor shall file the same, with his ob
jections thereto, in the oflice of the Secretary
of State, and give public notice thereof ; other
wise it shall become a law, as if he had signed
it. The Secretary of State shall communicate
! said objections and bill so deposited to the
! house in which it originated 011 the first day of
I the meeting of the next General Assembly,
who shall act upon the same as above provided.
I The Governor shall have power to veto one or
! more items iu any bill appropriating money,
j embracing distinct items, while approving ot her
; portions of the bill, and the part or parts of the
bill approved shall become law, and the item or
1 items of appropriations disapproved shall be
[ void, unless repassed according to tlie rules
i and limitations prescribed for tlie passage of
i other bills over the Governor's veto.
j (Strike out article sixty-six.)
NUMBER NINE.
No officer, whose salary is fixed by the eon
! stitution. shall be allowed any fees or pcrqui
I sites of office.
NUMBER TEN.
i Tlie judicial power shall be vested in a su
preme court, district courts, and in justices of
; the peace. The district courts shall have ori
ginal jurisdiction in all civil cases where the
! amount in dispute exceeds one hundred dollars,
; exclusive of interest. In criminal cases, and
in all probate matters, their jurisdiction shall
be unlimited. They shall have appellate juris
diction. in civil suits from justices of the peace,
, when the amount m dispute exceeds ten dollars,
i exclusive of interest. The justices of the peace
I shall be elected by the electors of each parish
in the manner and with the qualifications to be
! determined by the General Assembly. They
shall hold office for the term of two years, and
taeir compensation shall be fixed by law. Their
jurisdiction in civil cases shali not exceed one
I hundred dollars, exclusive of interest, subject
! to an appeal to the district court in a!J cases
! when the amount in dispute shall exceed ten
j dollars, exclusive of interest. They shall have
! such criminal jurisdiction as shall be contorted
j by law. The General Assembly shall have
! power to vest in the clerks of the district courts
] the right to grant such orders and do such acts
i as may be deemed necessary for the I urt hcrauce
i of the administration of justice. In all cases
I the power thus granted shall be speciticd and
[ determined. .
j (Strike out articles seventy-three, eighty-five.
I eighty-six, eighty-seven, eighty-eight, eighty
I nine, niucty-ono and one hundred aud thirty
1 three.)
NUMBER ELEVEN.
I The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court shall
I receive a salary of seven thousand dollars per
annum, and the Associate Justices of the Su
! prcme Court shall each receive a salary of six
thousand live hundred dollars per annum, pay
able quarterly 011 their own warrant.
NUMBER TWELVE.
I The General Assembly .shall divide the State
j iuta judicial districts, which shall remain nn
1 changcd for four years, and for each district
one judge, learned in the law, shall be elected
I13- a' plurality of qualified electors thereof. For
each distriet'there shall be one district court,
except iu the parish of Orleans, in which the
General Assembly may establish as many dis
trict courts as the public interest may require,
not to exceed the number now authorized by
existing laws, except by a two-thirds vote of
. all the members elected to both branches ot tac
! General Assembly. Until otherwise provided
by law. the district conns now existing in the
! parish of Orleans filial! have tlie, jurisdiction at
j present conferred by law; no rcdistricting or
î change shall be made so as to take effect during
I the incumbency of any judge. The number of
I districts iu tlie State shall not lie less than
! thirty nor mort* 4 lia 11 forty-five. The General
i Assembly shall provide by law for at least four
terms annually of the district court in every
I parish. The General Assembly shall have
power to create circuit courts, to be constituted
by grouping the district judges into circuits,
and composing the circuit court id' the judges of
the district courts within such circuits. To direct
tiie place or places of meeting of said circuit
courts so constituted, and to vest said circuit
courts with appellate jurisdiction from the dis
trict courts within the circuit where the amount
involved exceeds one hundred dollars (SIOOO) ex
clusive of interest, and does not exceed rive hun
dred dollars ($500) exclusive of interest. The Gen
eral Assembly shall have power, by a two-thirds
vote of all the members elected to both houses,
to restrict the appellate jurisdiction of the
Supreme Court to causes where the amount in
volved exceeds one thousand dollars (.*1000) ex
elusive of interest ; and in ease of such restric
tion, flic« circuit courts so to be created shall
have appellate jurisdiction of the class of cases
thus excluded from the appellate jurisdiction
vote of all the members elected to both houses,
to restrict the appellate jurisdiction of the Su
preme Court to causes where the amount in
voiced exceeds one thousand dollars (SlOO(i) ex
clusive of interest; and in ease of sucji restric
tion, the circuit jjourtS so to be created shall
have appellate jurisdiction of the class of cases
thus excluded from the appellate jurisdiction
of the Supreme Court. The clerks of the dis
trict courts shall be elected by the qualified
voters of their respective parishes, and shall
hold their office for four years.
(Strike out article eighty-three.)
DUMBER IIIIRTEEX.
Euch of the district judges shall receive a
salary, to be fixed by law, which, except in the
parish of Orleans, shall not be les» than two
thousand dollars, nor more than three thousand
dollars per annum, payable quarterly on his
own warrant, and which shall not be increased
nor dismissed during his term of office. He
must be a citizen of the United States, over
1 the age of twenty five years, «tnq have resided
in the State and practiced law therein for the
space of two years next preceding his election.
The judges of tho district courts shall hold
their'office for the term of four years. In the
parish of Orleans the annual salary of the dis
trict judges shall not exceed five thousand dol
lars, to be paid as above provided.
i latrine out article ejgtity foui-. j
NUMBER FOURTEEN.
In lieu of the office of district attorney, es
! tablislicd by article ninety-two of the const it u
I tion of 1868, there shall be elected, by the quali
] tied voters of each parish, a State's attorney
I therefor, who shall be a citizen of the United
I States, aud who shall have Deem a resident of
the State, and a practicing and duly licensed
attorney at law, for at least two years. He
I shall receive a salary from the State of not less
than three nor more than seven hundred dol
lars per annum, to be piqvided by law upon the
basis of representation in tiie House of Repre
sentatives, and payable quarterly 011 his own
warrant. He shall be vx-ofiirio attorney of til»'
parish, and receive such salary therefrom stk
may be fixed by the parochial authorities, .mot
tq exceed seven hundred dollars per aujium.
He shall, moreover, receive such fees of -office
as liiay be allowed by law. In the city f )'( New
Orleans the State's attorney shall recei ve such
compensation from the city, in additiüh to the,
salary above provided, as may be established
bylaw. He shall be elected at fh<>-same time
with the. judges of the district courts, and shall
hold his office for the term of foiyï years.
NUMBER FIFTEEN.
In every case where the judge may be recused,
and when he is not personally interested iu the
matters in contestation, he shall select a law
yer having the necessary qualifications required
or a judge of his court, to try such cases; and
the General Assembly shall provide by law for
the trial of those cases in which tho judge may
be personally interested, or when lie may be
absent or refuses to act.
(Strike, out article ninety.)
NUMBER SIXTEEN.
Tn order to provide for the estabislnnent of
the judicial system created by the above amend
ments, and to prevent the evils of au interreg
num, it is hereby ordained by the people of
Louisiana.
F1r.1t —That the General Assembly, which
meets the first Monday in January. 1.870, shall,
in accordance with the foregoing amendments,
immediately redistrict the State, and provide
for the authority of clerks, and the election and
criminal jurisdiction of justices of tlie peace.
Second —That as soon as tiie Lcgislat ure shall
have acted as aforesaid, the Governor shall by
proclamation call an election for justices of the
peace for each parish, except the parish of
Orieans, and for district judges, in each district
created by tlie redisricting, where one or more
parishes have been added, or taken from the
existing judicial district, and for State attor
neys, as above provided, except in the parish
of Orleans, where tlie district attorney for the
parish shall be State attorney. This election
shall be held on the same day throughout the
State, which day shall not be less than sixty
nor more than ninety days after the passage of
said act. The terms of the officers elected at
said election shall expire at tiie general election
of 1880, and the limitation on tlie change of dis
tricts, oftener than once every four years, shall
not be considered as iuiving effect before the
general election of 1880.
Third— That the judicial system, as estab
lished by the constitution of 1808, shall remain
in force until the expiration of tho thirtieth
day after said election, excluding from the com
putation the day of the election.
Fourth —The adoption of these amendments
shall not vacate the offices of tlie present clerks
of courts in each parish.
NUMBER SEVENTEEN.
Article one hundred and thirty-two of the
constitution of 1808 shall be abrogated.
NUMBER EIGHTEEN.
The Superintendent of Public Education shall
receive a salary of thirty-five hundrefl dollars,
payable quarterly on his own warrant.
NUMBER NINETEEN.
No license tax shall be imposed by the State,
or any parish or municipal authority, on any
mechanical trade, manufactory or factory, ex
cept such as may require police regulations, in
towns and cities.
NUMBER TWENTY.
The I/egislature is authorized to exempt from
State, municipal or parish taxation household
goods, such as furniture, wearing apparel, tools
of trade or profession and familv portraits, not
exceeding in aggregate value the sum of five
hundred dollars.
ACT NO. 12, EXTRA SESSION OF 1878.
NUMBER TWENTY-ONE.
Strike out the first part of article 142 of the
constitution of 1868, which reads : "A university
shall be established and maintained in the city
of New Orleans. It shall be composed of a
law, a medical and a collegiate department,
each with appropriate faculties. The General
Assembly shall provide b.y law for its organi
zation and maintenance : " and insert: "The
university shall be maintained, it shall be
composed of a law, a medical and an academi
cal department, and such other departments as
may be established by law, each with appro
priate faculties; provided, that the law aud
medical departments already organized shall
continue in the eity of New Orieans, and the
academical and other departments may be
located elsewhere in the State."
Proceeding* of tlie Police Jury.
Opelousas , July 8th, 1878.
The Police Jury met pursuant to adjournment.
Present: A. Guidry, L>. P. Saizan, <;. T. Haw
kins, E. llubuisson, F. Savoy, H. ,T. Guillory
and 1». E. Clark.
The Presidel.t being absent Mr. Savoy was
called to the chair.
The minutes of the last meeting were, read
and approved.
O11 111 >tion of Mr. Gnillory, Resolved, that
56(10 feet of lumber be appropriated to rebuild
the Bayou Petit Jose Bridge, under the super
vision of T. S. Fontenot and C. Aiidrepout,
road overseers.
On motion of Jlr. Dubuisson, Resolved, that
20oy feet of lumber be appropriated to repair
the Poii'et Bridge, under the supervision of
Jean Tome, road overseer.
The following appointments of road over
seers were made :
S. R. Proctor, from Washington to Taylors
Ferry.
Arville Rider, from Lastie Nezat's to Bavou
Téche.
W. F. Andel son, from Jonberts Bridge to
Catholic Church, Opelousas.
On motion of Mr. Hawkins, Resolved, that
.">110 feet of lumber be appropriated to repair the
bridge oil the road from Washington to Taylor's
Ferry, under the supervision of 8. li. Proctor,
road overseer.
Oil motion of Mr. Guidry. Resolved, that the
ordinance adopted June 1st. 1874, entitled "An
ordinance to assist and co-operate with the
municipal authorities of the town of Opelousas
in carrying out the provisions of sections 11; ot
the charter of said town, etc," be and the same
is hereby repealed.
Mr. Littell appeared and took the chair.
O11 motion of Mr. Hawkins, Resolved, that
the President of the Police Jury shall designate
the roads and places 011 which the convicts
shall be worked.
On motion of Mr. Saizan, Resolved, thai the
sum of four hundred dollars lie and is hereby
appropriated to repair the bridges at A. Mallet's
and Antoine Arnaud's, 011 the road from Oram!
Coteau to Barry's Lauding, and that V. Mayer.
Jr., Placide Robin and Don Louis Taylor In
appointed as commissioners to sell the work to
lowest bidder and receive the woil; when com
plete.
On motion of Mr. Savoy, Resolved, that 2500
feet of lumber be appropriated to repair the
bridges on the public road from Roudreau's
Cully to Prud'homme Bridge, under the super
vision of D. Andrus, road overseer.
O11 motion of Mr. Dubuisson, Resolved, that
5000 feet of lumber be appropriated to repair
the bridges on the road from F. W. Casons to
the parish line, under the supervision of L. s.
Havard, road overseer.
Oil motion of Mr. Guillory, Resolved, that
the sum of three hundred and sixty dollars bl
and is hereby appropriated to rebuild the
bridges over the coulee near Dr. Déballions and
over the coulee near Ville Plate, and that A. Z.
Vidrine, Anuille Laib-, ir and K. A. Soiieau be
appointed as commissioners to sell tlie work to
tie-lowest bidder and receive the sauie when
completed.
On motion of Mr. Hawkins, Resolved, that
the stun of twenty-live dollars be and is herein
appropriated out of any money in the Ti-casur'v
not otherwise appropriated, to jiut a Merrills
Water Ele vator and puvifyer in the jail well.
To the Honorable the President and. members
of the Police Jury of parish of St. Landry :
(lent leinen— We tiie undersigned residents
near the Northern boundary of the 18th mag
istrate ward, as subdivided by your Hon. body,
would respectfully ask to be aiiexcd to the said
ward, and for that purpose « Ith respect suggest
that the following change be made 111 the, said
Northern line, to-wit : That instead of i-uunins;
west at comer of section 12 and 13, on basis
meridian, township 8. south range 1 west, to
continue north on the said basis meridian as
far as north-east corner of said township ssoutli
range 1 west; tiu.io-«- west on the township line
to Bayou Nez-Pique; thence down the said
Bayou as heretofore.
\\c suggest these change's for the, following
reasons. 1st. That the present line (being a sec
tion line) is not clearly known. 2d. That by
follow ing the line suggested it would be known
by almost every resident of the ward. 3d. That
by making the said change it would place all
the immediate iieighboihood lu the same ward
aud also iu the same polling place or precinct
of election. Your petitioners have ulwava
voted iiutlie Poiute-aux-Loiips precinct and by
t.iC existing law (if the boundary of the ward
is not changed) they will be compelled to l-o
and vote in an other place to their great an
noyance, y e respectfully call your attention to
the fact, that iu making said change it will only
extend the 18th ward two miles further north,
without any cost to the parish, and also with
out injury to any person whomsoever and to the
great convenience of your petitioners, for that
reason we do not see why this trivial rooucst
should not be granted unto us.
Honing that y ou v, ill endeavor your utmost
in complying with our wishes, we remain
very respectfully. Signed by 10 citizens.
On motion of Mr. Clark, Resolved, 1 ha- the
prayer of the above petition bo granted.
V oting aye : Messrs. Clark. Dubuissou, Saizan,
Guillory, Hawkins, Guidry and Savoy.
The Police Jury as a committee of the whole
proceeded to examine the claims oil file ugaiust
the parish, when the foiiovviu^- claims were
approved.
C C Dusoh sheriffs fees 111 crlmWial cases.$1612 30
C C Duson jail fees W |
J O Chacliere clerks fees
E Perrodin district attorney fees
(1 Wartelle fees as parish constable.
Opelousas Journal printing blanks.
.1 Meyers sundries...
C AJh/o iiicuecines far jail
W E Stakes justice, peace fees
A L Durio " •• ••
S Cart " * " "
R A 'iuidry constable fees
M Douct t . " "
I.aughliu . " "
G Fonteuçjî ■' "
P Rh.neivtrd " "
James ,'iay deputy coroner
J M M/l-nhinveg juror 011 inquest..
A H Olivier ' ..
502 85
330 00.
223 00
hi 00
15
4 75
3 60
20 00
EmiieJKuiato " ' ••
HMiodiroy " " "
II Humble " " "
./' Bloch
Paul Cray " " "
John Freeman " " " .
Jas O Ray - "
Sol Isaac sundries for convicts
C Mornliinveg jr making 22 suits for
coviets
C F Burr guarding convicts
AipliReed " "
Mose Green hauling lumber
T S Fontenot spikes for public road
S .Stewart repairing plow broke 011 road.
On motion the Police Jury adjourn"; 1 , until
Monday the 9tli day of SeptJ«;;oêi\ 1878~
It. If. LITTELL, President.
Attest : C. Mayo , Clerk.
4 00
83 45
38 50
82 00
52 00
1 50
MISCELLANEOUS.
JJ^lDOM'U BOiiFàlIVIiliER,
(SUCCESSOR TO lt. XI. BODEMÜLI.ER.)
WATCHMAKER ! WATCHMAKER !
—AND—
BARBER,! BARBER!
Bel'ievue St., adjoining Peflerkom's Saloon,
Opelousas, La.,
Watches. Clocks, Jewelry and Musical Instru
ments repaired.
Best Italian Violin String-s For Sale.
SHAVING! shaving::
Il AIRCUTT1NG
—AND—
S H A M P O O N I N « ,
Done in the latest styles-.
OLD GOLD AND SILVER BOUGHT,
may 8-tf.
JUST RECEIVK»!
A large assortment of fresh
DRUGS,
MEDICINES,
CHEMICALS,
And a full line of Patent Medicines, which will
be sold cheap for Cash.
C. MAYO, Agent,
aug 20-tf Sign of the Big Mortar.
Notice !
The sale to the lowest bidder, for the building
of a new Caoncrow Bridge will he made in
Grand Coteau, or on the site of the old bridge,
on Monday the 29th inst., at 12 o'clock M.
July 20-11
.Votier !
Tlie Public Cemetery cast of Opelousas, is
under the charge of the Board of Police of this
town. All persons are hereby warned not to
trespass upon the grounds, under penalty of
a criminal prosecution.
JAMES RAY,
President Board Police Town of Opelousas. I
Dec. 1-tf
School Boohs.
Teachers of Public Schools can now he sup
plied with books, at publisher's prices, by ap
plying to the store of the President of the
Parish School Board.
Oct. 20 CHARLES N. EALER. I
St. Tsftitfiry Tin Shop,
KEPT BY
JOSEPH SERAILLE,
Main Street,
NEAR JOS. JOBIN'S BLACKSMITH SHOP.
Work done in Tin, Copper, andSheet Iron, and
guaranteed. Prices moderate. Good bargaius
can be had, by applying, m above, to
JOSEPH SERAILLE.
march 8-tf
ATTOKSTVS AT LAW.
.John K. Iiitiif,
• ATTOÜXHV AT I, A W .
OPELOUSAS, LA.
Having resumed tlu* active practice <»!' Iii
profession, v. hi trive prompt ;niu exclusive, ;ii
lent ion to all business conlnleil to his m;i najrt
mclit. junrstf
.Ifloeph IStiifeij,
ATTORXEY AT law.
OPLLOl's.VS I.A.
j May 11-t f
.11. It. Kavaiinzit,
j ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Washington, I_.il.,
Practices at Opelousas, and 111 the Courts ol
j the Eighth Judicial District. dee l.~> t.1
J. T. ItoircH.
ATTOliN'KV AT LAW.
] In Office ol .ïosi. XI. Moore,
OPKLOUSAS,
: Will practice in the Courts of the 8th Judicial
District. july 21-tf
SÎ *. Ijlohcrlson.
A T TO K X K Y A T !, A \Y.
Opelousns. I>H.
j April 20-tf
r. £9. IlstiU Uc,
ATTOli X I-! Y AT LAW,
Opelou-uis, -Ljfi.
feb 10-tf
!
I
I
I
I. Taitsey,
ATTORNEY' X L" L.--V\V,
OPELOUSAS, LA.
Prompt attenl ion given toeollcetion of claims
AVOCAT.
Attention toute speciale pour la collection de:
réclamai ions.
April *27 - 1 f
«ISCELLAXIÏOIS.
jd.is.\k vs l'si a e s: i s: ««.ta .vrc :
A purely vegetable preparation, and is a eel'
tain cure lor
TETTER-WORM.
RINGWORM.
ITCH.
j And all eruptions of the Skin. This préparât ion
I has been 111 use in families in lb,is parish for the
] last twenty-two years, and has never failed ill 1,
j single instance. * y
'■ For sale at the Rig Mortar, by
C. MAY.fi.
j july 81-tf Sole ,\gen:.
0fki.o(mt^ ti.v «mo !'
REMOVED NLXr tlOOR TO .tollsSTONs' ST.Wil.K.
( Main St re. O, I
All kinds tin ware foç/sale. All kinds job
work, in copper, tin, rfud sheet iron, done at
short notice, at the Opelousas Tin Shop.
At.so,
BUCK'S JbRiLLIANT STOVES.
AGKNT l'on
<i A V IKON ltOOFlNii,
KIK
^(ittou t.hii and Nay-nr lloaNf*.
uov. 30-tjan. 27. WM. LIGIITLIY .
S
jtiioos. Font vors«
A »S3
I will open my school for the éducation ot
young ladies, on Monday, iih of Septembci
(pros.), in in v dwelliiig at Oficlousas. I intend
this Institution to be permanent, and will en
deavor to meet the wants of this community, by
affording facilities for a thorough éducation.
Tuition in primary branches, per month .? 3 <H>
Tuition in Academic " " " 4 on
French, " " 2 50
Music v.ith use of piauo. " " lien
Drawing, (daily lessons), " " 5 Ou
Painting, tri- weekly lessons, " " s 00
Vocal music gratis.
Board, " 12 00
Washing, per dozen. 7 s
All ducs payai.:«; moût lily in advance.
MRS. M. M. IIAYES.
August 18, 1876-tf.
^jiiAifu:.* iv. c u i'is,
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER,
Corner Main aud Landry Streets. Opelousas
Keeps constantly on hand, for sille, a general
assortment of Clocks, Watches and Jewelry,
aud
(iiover & Baker Sewing Miicliities.
He also gives his personal attention torepair
iug Clocks, Watches, Jewelry, and Sewing
Machines of all kinds.
doo. 21 -iy.
Ice Cream Saloon.
The undersigned lias opened an Ice Cream
Saloon, corner Main and Belle vue st reets, where
ICE CREAM.
SODA WATER.
AND PASTRY
of all kinds will lie kept always ou hand and of
the best quality.
Ladies will find my Saloon cool and pleasant
with polite waiters i"ti attendance.
May 10-tf CHARLES P. GORDON.
Sinon Downs,
CORNER MAIN & MOUND VILLE ST3.,
Washington I^;i..
Grocer and Dealer In
WESTERN PRODUCE,
WILLOW WARE,
HOUSE -FURNISHING GOODS,
&c., &c.
STRICTLY CASH BIOt T SE.
All stock ou hand will be sold for cost, and
some even below cost, in order to make room
fora new stock. Call at once, and buy the
cheapest, to be had in the parish.
April 27—tf
THE PARKER GUN.
5END STAMP FOR CIRCULAR
PARKER BRtfS
WEST MERIDEN.CT.
July 13-6111
Notice !
The owner of the following brand : AX is
requested to give his name, information, to his
interest, will be given to him by applying to
this office. july 13-tf
j^-OTIC'E IVOTICJgl
i Having secured the services of Mr. Walton A
I Sandoz, a thorough aud competent Druggist,
I the public are hereby notified that Prescrip
j tions and Medicines can be put up at all hours,
: day or night. Mr. Sandoz' residence la iminedi
ately in the rear of the Drug Store, and he will
be pleased to wait on customers at any hom- in
the night. c. MAYO, Agent,
aug 20-tf Sign of the Big Mortar.
1878.
niSt'ELUMUMS.
The Sun.
NEW YORK.
1878.
As the time approaches for the renewal of
subscriptions. Tin-: SI N would remind its
! '''ends aud wcliwishers everywhere, that it
is ami i il a candidate for their consideration and
support. I pon its record lot- the past ten years
it relics for a continual of the hearty "sym
pathy and generous co-operation which have
Int lieft o been extended to it frum every 11 Harter
ot the Union.
Tin Daily «1111 is a four page-sheet of *>8
columns, price by mail, post paid .».» cents "a
mouth, or per year.
The Mnnday edition of Tin- Sun is an eight
page sheet of r»; columns. While giving "the
new > ot 1 he nay, it also contains a large amount
Ot literary and miscellaneous matter specially
prepared lor it. I'he Sunday Sun has met with
great success. |>,„ t paid SI.JO a year.
r III- It I I I, 1 y Sil II.
\\ ho ihn s not Knew I'l:. Weekly Sun .' It , ir
Miiale.- through,Hit the I 'nil cd States, theCana
i.as. anil oeyonil. Ninety thousand families
f";V "* Weleoii". pages weekly, ami regard it
" the light ot gi,„l... counsellor, and friend.
Dsiiews, editorial, igriculioral, and literary
nepartmeutsmakc it essentially a journal for
lie family and the tiresi.l,-. Terms: One »«!.
lorn J car. j>iM paid, fins price, quality con
sidetcil, making it the cheapest newspaper pub.
loreli.bsot ten. with sKicash, we will
Addn
t r.i
rrr.usiiKi;.>1- im; M - Xi
New York City.
; r \- v 'T MADE 1; Y EVERY
i r * - , every month 111 tho business
I we turnish, but those willing to work can easily
j earn a dozen dollars a .IfSy right in their own
I localities. Have noroom tocxplain here. Ihisi
! ness pleasant and honorable. Women, and
I bo\ s and girls do as well as men. We will fur
nish you a complote Outlit free. The business
I pays heller than anything else. We wjlj bear
I expense ol starting yon. Particulars free.
U rite and see. l armers and mechanics, their
I sons aud daughters, aud ail classes in need of
j paying work at hom. . should write to us and
earn 1: ! annul the work at once. Now is the
no. 1 >011 t delay.
\ddress I'RUE A CO.,
:i " '- v Augusta, Maine.
CHEAP, D ( 'I! A P. l.E AND O UNA M EN'I AI,.
I lie undersigned, a practical painter of much
experience who has given go, „ rai satisiaction
to all w ho have employed him, both as to the
price and quality of his work, has recentIV
located in Opelousas. and solicits work iu his
1 business- house aiidsign painting, white
washing, kaKnuiimng. etc. Ho win work for
twciity-tive per cent. lev'. hau fie prices
that have been u--.i.,itv .i'aid here, and guar
ani ce sal is! ai tmn. Est Pliâtes furnished without
charge l e w dl forai,!, all material* il de
>ii i <1. i In" di\ « • 1 j : 1 ),*i mir pu rt i< to know at the
oiitsci the full e,y;t 01 toe y.ork. He has fucil
' 1,u nl 11 J 1 ». : 1 1 n u p:.:nini- nniterials jnmh
• hcaper than persons g.-ueially, which makes
os v. ork .-/, much I he ciioaper. A specimen ot
his pail, i -. ii ; beseeii.it the Methodist church
111 Op.-.oasa.s, which he has o,)-t painted inside
■ am, out. 011 inspecting his work and learning
I I'.»-' price, many win no doubt feel able to have
1,-,-niiiinig done w h . no,v think He-cost too great.
See him :'.;iil talk the mutter over, which wiU
cost nothing. The cheapness and quality of his
painting, arc au inducement to have paintiii"
f '"Ue. WH. I! 11, LMM AN,
Practical Painter.
Opelousas, May tf
Sinus S ? of Sale.
Hogs found running at large in the corpora
tion of Opelousas and vicinity. in violation e.i
law, will be taken lip and impounded ill the
n"' M',' ." f A ", W»''"".«. said town, v.-Here
thi'j v u be sold to the highest bidder ff not
previously redeemed, every SATURDAY, at, lis
o'clock A. M., beginning to-day, Muv i ,th 1S77
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C1IIICO.T10M. THE LARGEST AND FIN
J est stock in the world, embracing over 3,
000, 000 Chromos, Paintings and Choice Prints,
at our enlarged Art Rooms. All the new and
popular subjects at reek-bottom prices. The
Ealls of the Rhine, si/e 20x28—romantic and
grand ; Scone on the Susquehanna, one of the
hits of tiie season, size 1 itx27 ; Lake Lucerne.
Switzerland, the most beautiful lake in tiie,
world; Isola Relia, a charming scone in North
ern Italy, companion to the proceeding; Off
Boston Light, a beautiful marine, size 14x20, in
great demand ; Old Oaken Rucket, White Moun
tains, Niagara Ealls, Newport, Saratoga, Gath
ering Primroses, At the Sea Shore, Paddy in
Ditliculfy. Also Virgiu Vesta, Snow Storms,
American Fruit, and other 24x30 subjects,
floral. Rusitioss Cards, Sunday School Cards.
Statuary, Mottoes, Black ground Panels, etc.
Also the tinest and most, complete assortment
of itxll Chromos, both 011 white mounts, Ijluo
line, and black mounts, gold line. Our stock
embraces everything desirable for Dealers,
Agents or Premium purposes, and all should
test our prices and quality of work. The right
parties can realize an independence in every
locality by taking an agency for our stretched
and framed Chromos. Particulars free. Illus
trated Catalogue mi receipt of stamp. Send for
Äi or $5 outlit. Address,
J. LATHAM & CO.,
419 Washington St., Boston, Mass.
inch 31-1 y
»1 is 1
es® but it can bo made in three months
by any one of either sex, in any part of the
country who is willing to work steadily at the
employment that we fin ish. Sf.ii per week in
your own town. You need not be away from
home over night. You eau give your whole
time to work, or only your spare moments. We
have agents who are making over $-20 per day.
All who engage at. once can make money fast.
At the present time money cannot be made so
easily and rapidly at. any other business. It
costs nothing to try the business. Terms and
$5 Outfit free. Address at (nice,
H. HALLETT & CO.,
uov 10- Portland, Maine.
Livery Stable.
The undersigned would respectfully announce
to the public, that he has talien charge of the
Livery Stable on Court street, lately kept by
Joseph M. Hayes. His accommodation for
Horses
ARE UNSURPASSED IX THE PARISH.
Number O110 Tenuis,
DOUBLE OR SINGLE,
always on hand. Good and Careful drivers
j furnished without extra chayge to those who
j wish them.
I Give me a call and if I don't give satisfaction
I don't call any more,
CHAS. M, THOMPSON,
j June 1-tf Agent.
Castor Springs.
DR. CITAS. A. HARDY Proprietor.
JOSEPH MULLER, of Washington Lessee,
These justly renowned mineral springs, will lie
opened for the accommodation of the public,
ou and after the 22d inst. Situated in the South
Western portion of St. Landry. These springs
are within easy reach of everyone seeking health
or pleasure, ; the finest trout and perch fishing
in America, is within a .«tones throw of the
spring, while game of all kinds is abundant.
The buildings have recently been put in com
plete repairs, and eight new bath houses added.
Having secured the services of Monsieur Leon
Berbeil, a distinguished caterer, formerly of the
Emperor's kitchen, Paris, the cuisine will bo
under his management. Guests will be served
in first class style, either by the day, w> k or
month, at prices so moderate as to defy compe
tition. Patrons will be provided with every
thing needful, including feed for horses. A
fine enclosed pasture will be also at the service
of visitors. Invalids seeking the beneficial
effects of these waters, have the advantage, of
consulting Dr. Clias. A. Hardy, a piiysieism of
high repute throughout the country, flacks
and carriages will leave Washington twice a
week or oftener if necessary, the carry iug pas
sengers for the springs.
JOSEPH MULLER,
June 22-tf Lessee.

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