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UULISulID oN SATURDAY BY
5OEL H. SANDOZ & ANDREW MEYNIER.
'ATURDAY, 18Tr. DECEMBER 1852.
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make our mails. Our sails are up, and the
ship 's moving.
t'M(~ Pu.in 0. HEBmRT, the Democra
tic candidate for Governor and Mr. A. S8
IInnor, 'c candidate for Secretary
of State,'wee h at St. Martinsville on
sue WhI(audidat4, Mr.- boots BORDE
wx for Governor, Mr. D. D. Av.nY, for Se
cretay of State and GEORGEO C.- MeWuoa
TEm , for-State, reasae er were, ' it-- ew.Or
TE RAIL ROAD.
We learn with much pleaure that the Board of
Diectors ofour Rail Road have adopted,as the future
lo of this road the Western line, passing from
Win aa thelimitof our Town, thenecl a
disct li ean theTow. of Vermiilionville lIving
sd Cotesu d m n the East, and thence to New
Iberia, in the Parish 48t. Martin.
hriag a few days the inhabtants of our commu
aity have been very measy, they having learned
wee know amt where nor how, but in no very cred
itable source, that the road was to pass six miles on
th o4ourvtillage. Whenthe new hof the .eal
theaierofthe lad came, anevident signaof public
,atiM. . . ations wllo wl.,* *
W Aos learn that the Direction havi v
uaesehottoed fred New Iberia to Braux' .
Lucky people, of St. Martin. .
i'insrest throughout the whole
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The PaFesident's Message.
The message of President Fillmore to Con
gress reached this place oh Thursday evening last.
Although not exceeding the usual length of such.
documents, it is nevertheless far beyond the pres.,
cribed limits of our col mns, pdrticularly when rb_.
ceived s6late in the week; our readers will there
fore have tb content themselves with a brief outline.
The first subject of importance introduced it the
fisheries, in which the President recommends their
reconsideration, with a view to place them upon a
more liberal footing of reciprocal privilege. In this
he says Great Britain not onlf evinces a willing
ness, but a strong desire ofh her part to include, in
one comprehensive settlement, as well this subject
as the comm'ef'ial iitercourse between this country
and the British provinces.
With respect to the affairs of Cuba, he says they
remain iq an uneasy condition, and that a feeling of
ala~ri and irritation on the part of the Cuban authori
ties appears to exist. In alluding to the Crescent
City a air he says that the Captain General of Cu
ba is clothed with no power to treat with foreign
governments, nor is he in any degree under the con
trol of the Spanish Minister at Washington, and
therefore that any communication which he may
hold with an agent of a foreign power is informal
and matter of courtesy.-AltEough he deprecates
the refusal of the Captain General to allow passen
gers and the mail tobe landed in certain cases, for a
reason which does not furnish, in the opinion of the
Government, even a good presumptive ground ibr
such i prohibition, he nevertheless states that with
this exception his conduct towards the mail steam
ers has been marked with kindness and liberality,
and indicates nogeneral purpose of interfering with
the commercial correspondence and intercourse be
tween the island and this country. As regards the
interference ofFiance and England respecting the
threatened annexatiqp of the island to this Govern
ment, he says;
Eailyrinthe present year oflicial notes were re
ceived from the Ministers of France and England,
inviting the Government of the United States to be
come aparty with Great.Britain and France to a
tripartite Convention, in virtue .o wrich the three
powers should severally and eollectively disclaim,
now and for the future, all intention' to obtain pos
session of the islanid of tuba, and sipall bind them
selves to discountenance all attempts to that effect
onhBe part of any power or individual whatever.
This invitation hasbeen respectfully declined, for
reasons which it.would occupy too much space in
this communicatiof to state in detail, but whicB'fled
me to think that tjheproposed miasure would b'e of
dogbtfalydnatitationality, impolitic and unavailing.
I have, however, in common with several of my
pnedecessors, Becied the Ministers of France and
Eqa end to bemssmed that the United States enter
tain no designs against Cuba; bu~that, on the con
trary, I should regard its incorporation into the U
nionat the present time as fraught with serious peril.
Were this islind comparatively destitute of inha
bitants, or occ'upied by a kindred race, I shotuld' re
galit if voluntarily ceded by Speinas a most de
sirable acquisition. But, under existing circum
stances, I'shduld look upon its incorporation into
our Umnion very hazardous measure. It would
bring into t onfederacy a population of a differ
ent national.bg r speaking a diferent languag
and not likely o harmonize with the other mem
beis. I4 would probably affect in a nrejuai~ial
manser tie industrial interests of the South, and it
might rmve those conflicts ofopinion between the
diflren.C tions of the country which lately shook
the Union to its centre, and which have been so
The Tehia'ntepec dificulty and the Nicaragu
questio e suljetb stiHmopen tb negociation, but
he indu es the hope that they will fihally be
bmgght toeatisfatbry taw nation, '
A treaty of commerce ihes been concluded be
tween theUnited States and the Oriental Republic
of Uruguay, whichwill be laid before the Senate.
--Should this convention go into operation, he says
will open to the comrmercial enterprise of our ci
nsa country of great extent and unsurpassed in
natiualresources, but from whic~ foreign nations
have hitherto beenalmost wholly excluded.
The doubts which had been entertained of the
title of Peru to the Lobos Islands are removed, and
he diems it just that the temporary wrong which
had been unintentionally done her, from want of
information, shuild be repaired by an unreserved
acknowledgements of her sovereignty.
The expedition to'ai.a, he says, is entirely of a
peaceful natur-to e endeavor to obtain from.'the
government of that country some relaxation of the
inhospitable and anti-social systeam which it has
pursued. Theoa eria-cohnmmad hEMbeendirected
to demonstrate in th rogestlaguage against the
r~feltsatmt to .. ahich . min
ems have oatenbeen subject ted anto a sis that
they sh1tR be trated w hun itilty, aid at the
same time, to give that Government the amplest
asauranees that the objects of the Upited States are
such only a have been indicated. Should the re
salt be crowned with sueeesscthe advantages will
not be conned to the United States, but, as in the
case of Chiua, will be equally enjoyed by all the
i i e4f oIO esburdened condition 'of
tre of he recommeads that such
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i.UTLEDGEV1LLE, St. Landry, Nov, 28th 1852.
Mesars. Editors--Various speculations are afloat.
respecting the route by which the Opelousas Rail
Road produced f rl.Washington, will be made to
connect with f!'.Alexandria, Shreeveport and
Texas Road. We eela,deep interest in this under
taking; and now that the reception of the New
Constitution by a large majority, has rendered the
completion of the Great Western Road, afixedfact,
the question arises, in what manner, for the greatest
good of the country and the Stockholders, will the
connection of the road from Washington to Alex
andria or Shreeveport be made? Some have sup
posed the continuation of the road from Washing
ton, will pass through. Bayou Chicot in search of
fine timber, others that it will pass via Mountville,
BayouBsuf, Holmesville, Cheneyville, &c. We live
in the back-woods ourselves, and do not pretend to
be in the secrets of the Cohtemplated plan by which
the connection is to be made; but viewing the ex
tensive and continuous body of rich lands not yet in
cultivation along the settlements of Big Cane, Prai
rie Rouge, Bayou Rouge and Huffpower, and balan
cing in orie view the various interests of Bayou
Brauf and all parts, we would respectfully suggest
the following route. Commencing at Washington,
cross the Courtableau at some convenrient point,
and then run about at 21 miles East of the Bayou
Bmuf settlements and through Mrs. Little's planta
tion, 23 miles to a point nerrthe Meredith plantation
on Bayou Clear, thence (crossing :Bayou Bceuf
twice, once at Carey's place and at Henry Jack
son's) about it 30 o west, 18 miles to the terminus
of the Alexandria road. If from Mrs. Little's to the
Meredith place, the route should be formed tov low,
another project would be to commernce at Wash
ingtonand run to the high lands of Waxia and
thence continue the route along the high lands of
Big Cane and Levy Bayou to some point on Huff
power and so on. Some such route as this would
be the most direct and would afford equal facilities
of transportation to the people of Bayou Buf, Big
Cane, Prairie Rouge, Bayou Rouge and Huffpower.
The citizens of Bayou Des Glaizes could, if they
saw proper, have a connecting branch road and thus
all the surrounding country would feel interested in
the matter. The road should certainly be placed
somewhere between Bayou Bnuf on one side and
Big Cane, Prairie Rouge and Bayou Rouge, on the
A preliminary survey of this sort will we hope
be made and considered, before the final action of
the managers ir-this matter is nmde. Many persons,
who otherwise wofld sta.dtl aloof, would' become
immediately interested, take stock and join in this
the greatest and most laudable and patriotic effort
oftheday. No matter, however, what direction
the road takes, all alike should regard it as a means
of placing New Osleans near our doors and thus giv
ing us atvantages and facilities not commentable
under the old Constitution in a thousand years.
We have had the pleasure of hearing two lec
turesofthis subject, by the Rev. Mr. Hall, a cler
gyman by profession, and a highly educated and
very eloquent man. He is evidently an enthusiast
in his theory, and it must be confessed that he sus
tains it with a plausible array of argument, and an
extraordinary detail of facts.
-In the course of his lectures he attemps to show
that the spiritual manifestations are all fb the order
of Providence, indicating a higher and better order
of being, a progressive and onward state, and that
precedents for all that he contends for may be found
in the scriptures, and are preached every day from
the same pulpits that rail against his doctrines ! He
complains, likewise, that, the press does not exhib
it its accustomed liberality, and that it denounces
and proscribes 'when it should investigate and hear.
The lecturer considers what is called Rapping or
vibrations as the lowest power of manifestation;
seeing and hearing and conversing with the dead is
now of frequent occurrence, and has happened in
crowded congregations; and the believer is fre
quently favored with conmmtmienatona that fill the
most enchanting music.
Ourspac6 will not permit us to follow the lec
turerbut he may say that he is a gentleman of
standing-man whose heart seems overflowing with
pious and holy emotions, and wbose talents and
eloquence, apart from the interest and novelty of
his subject, make his lectures very attractive. They
are entirely gratuitous.-Courier.
French Women.-A female rights orator has as
serted that, if women had more of the occupations
of-men they would be more virtuous. By that rule
the women of France oughtto far excel in that res
pecttheir sisters ofAinerica. I Will say nothing
oftheir laboring in the field, their driving huge
carts through the streets of Paris, and other rude la
bors, which soon rubs out of them all female soft
ness, but confine myself to the more agreeable du
ties Which they have usurpedfrom man. Indeed, a
man is but a sseondary being in the scale of French
civilization. The ":dames a comptoir" are as sen
sible to the success of a Parisian cafe as the cook
himself. More hats are doffed at their shrines than
before the gayest belles of the metropolis. My
boot-maker, for the head of the establishment is a
woman; my hatterclso; my landlord is a dignified
specimen of" lhrfat, and forty," my porter is of the
same ser,older in years and worse in looks; my
batcher, milkman, and the old clothes woman news
boy and rag gatherer beneath my window, ditto.
They arewaters at the balls, door keepers at the.
theatres, ticket sellers, fiddles, chair letters of the
churches. They figure in every revolution, and
have a tongue and arms in every fight} in short, they
are at the top and bottom of every thing in France.
They have so-pushed aside the lords of creation, that
for some time my sympathies were really alive to
know what ilai had left to do, until I finally dis
ovgred that they had the resources of becoming
Biut there is one-discovery the reformist ofthesex
can make in Paris, to which I beg particularly to
call their attentiont and that is, how to preserve the
freedom of their "limbs" and their petticoats also.
Bloomerism has no chance of success. A French
lady.by aslight ofhand inlifting her dress, cross
the dirtiest streets, promenadethroughmud and mire,
and bring home unsulliedthe whitest stockings and
purest skirt: She does it, too, with a natural grace
and modesty"whch is perfectly charming.-- Par
(ens Life asd Frch Prrinciplcs.
Statistics of Lthke United States Censaii.-The N. Y.
Im notices the census of 1850 thug:
In e territory, it appears that during the
last ten e.i we have extended .the area of the
'viited States from 2,055,153 to ,230,72 square
miles, without including the present lakes or the
The populaton gained by these accessions, is
1721000 No full returns have as yet come in from
California, hat uiung its population, partly by es
timate, at I!6DO,the whole population of the Un
nion is 23,26$ Absolute increase fijbt 1840,
6,194 ,03 incraseper aent, 36,3% or deducting that
from the a tirnof territory, and the'hlartive in
crease is per celft
The ·mnber of whites is 19,030 728, and the relaI
tive iinrae of the last ten'years as 38,28 per cent.
The gves.amount to 3,204,080; relative increase
since 1840 10.96 per cent.
If we referto the data of previous tables. it ap
pUan. that thef es of the whites in the Union
levery decal since 1790, las been very equal; be
lowest frot 1820 to 1830, (33,95 per cent.)
iththhe a vetereatestiacrease was from 1820
to 1 1.xeu) and the least, from 1830 to
R8 i een9 The avesageincrease ofthe
hand, has aendlarly dinin
i aiij t1r 1 eat b 82.2 per cent in the frst de
2.2 iths dand -rising a little in -the
al athM seis bto 10.9per cent. A fact
vth o• i aesrespec6t the probable destiny
itbt ecpevo ted country of ZEIpe, the report
state , -eein intcrease is leeslhan It per cent
pctss while in the 1 4 States it is 31 per
eee 4tb; tate of increase
f othe ofthe Union will
ofed Spain Portugl,
rat . t.~ine in the different
fins ts last tn yeasrs, it is
at st le5Lh and d.5 and least in Ver
Ifa -wlich silsotit. in the whoh.
wh remarka the rate ofincease
sad is than inethe B.d Island or
i h wheWm o Wiscoes howthe great
eels , (896.4 next lowa, (34:5.84 theaArkan
as (114.8 a Mchiggn, (R7.33.)
The Revolutlon In Western Mexico
We have already had, by way of Vera
Cruz, a report of a revolutionary movement in
Western Mexico, in favor of recalling Santa
Anna. and placing him at the head of the
Government. The Panama Star, of the 27th
ult., says it learned from a passenger on. the
steamer New-Orleans, which arrived from
San Francisco on the 21st inst., that the re
volution, having for its object the recall of
Santa Anna, extended along the Western coast
of Mexico, and adds :
"How far into the interior the revolutionary
spirit had spread, was not known at the mo
ment of our latest advices from Acapulco; but
from previous indications, and intelligence
from the Atlantic side, we cannot but suppose
it to be general throughout the country.,
"It is well known that general Santa Anna
has been living, since his exile from Mexico,
near Carthagena, on the Atlantic side of this
Retublic. A late paper from that city brings
us information that intelligence had reached
the distinguished Mexican as to the feelings of
his countrymen; and assume the new powers
conferred upon him."
GIREAT LOSS BY PRAIRIE FIRES IN MIN
NESOTATAND WISCONSIN.--The Galena Ad
vertiser has the following letter from Stillwa
ter, dated the 26th ultimo :
There is not much news of interest here.
The fires on the prairies have been very de
structive. Between this place and the Mis
sissippi river the loss in hay alone amounts to
hundreds of tons. One man lost sixty. MIr.
Bissell, some ten or twelve miles south of
here, lost his fences, crops, stables, and every
thing but his house, that could be burned, a
mounting'in the aggregate to a' large sum, and
several of his neighbors suffered in a like man
ner. On the Wisconsin side of lake St.
Croix the loss has been fully as great. The
beautiful valley of the Kinikinik, with
its flourishing +ttlement, has been literally
swept-all the settlers have lost something,
and some all. One man, who had made a
farm last spring, and the fence around sixty
acres of land burnt together with his stables
and outhouses, and the crop of twenty-five a
cres-the small grain in the shock, in the
field. These are but a few instances but of
The right side of the St. Croix, including
lower Apple River, has been swept of all the
hay stacked upon it. Mr. Doe, a teamster in
the employ of Mr. Fox, at the Falls, had gone
to the meadow with a wagon and yoke of ox
en for hay. After he had loaded he discov
ered the fire coming, and before he could es
cape, he found himself surrounded by flames.
lie unhitched his oxen from the wagon, and
holding to the bow' of the nigh ox, dashed
through the flames, which he says were twen
ty feet high. One of the oxen fell and was
lost, together with the wagon, hay &c., the
driver and the other ox escaped by the bow
breaking, which separated them, through bad
This will be a hard winter in Minnesota.
Supplies are very high, and money, owing to
the last year's logs not coming down, is not
to be had; the majority of the settlers do not
get produce enough to supply their own con
sumption, so that what little cash there was
realized from the sale of the few logs that
were sold, has gone to pay for supplies for the
lumbermen the present winter.
A USEFUL DISCOVERY, I'ERIIAPS.-Our
friends in Baton Rouge, and elsewhere, who
are engaged in the building of Plankroads,
may find something in the following described
improvement, of advantage to them:
Locomotive for Plankroads.-We see it
stated in a number of our exchanges that Wm.
D. Arnett, of Iowa, has made certain impro
vements in the locomotive, by which it is a
dapted to running on plank or Macademised
roads. Asfar as we can judge, its chiefnovelty
appears to consist in the arrangement of the
driving wheels, and in connection therewith a
rotating platform, which receives its motion
from the driving wheels, and operates in such
a manner as, to a considerable extent, increase
the power of the locomotive, by increasing the
tractile power of its driving wheels, and also
to operate or to prevent thenr from cutting or
otherwise injuring the road. This locomotive
in form resembles those in common use, hav
ing a steam boiler, cylinder, and other neces
sary appendages. It has a steering apparatus
of novel construction, by which the pilot can,
by turning of awindles, give any desired di
rection to the locomotive in the shortest pos
The design of this locomotive is to draw
any suitable number of conveniently construc
ted vehicles, and to donnect with a railroad to
receive passengers or freight, and to convey
them to distant towns and villages, where it is
not only impracticable to construct a railroad,
butwhere traveling and business are not sufii
cient to support such.
The rotating platform may be an improve
ment over that of David Gordon, which is de
scribed in awork on eleemental locomotion, by
his son Alexander. We think a locomotive
engine to draw a number of carriages on a
plankroad, a" more sensible plafr than to com
bine carrfag4,boilerixildengmne allinmione; but
at the same time,it would be easy on any
plank road to extend the sleepers fort feet,
and lay good prepared oak rails on them, and
run a locomotive on them; this, for cheapness,
would be a preferable plan to that of running
a steam engine on the road among farmer's
wagons, droves of cattle, etc.
Lrofrr on vus LorPE AFFAIB.--Mr. Sullivan.
an Englishman, the author of a recent book of tra
vels in America, mentions the following as one of
the causes of the failure of the Lopez expidition:
"WhewLopez's invasion was finst mooted, asd the
Creole population affeeted to sympathize, the Goa
ernor-General gave the whole slave population,
within ten miles of Havana, three daya holiday.
that the Whites might be able to form some idea of
their numbers, strength and ferocity, and take a
wholesome warning against favoring any atation
which might bring about the horro ofa slve-ri
sing. It is said that the sight of these fifty or sixty
th rauis African warriors-swaggering through the
streets, and the knowledge that the same strule
whtch liberated these from the Spanish rule, might
also liberate the blacks from theirs, did more to
qaench the rising feeling in favor of 'Lirtod a
mon the Creoles, than any dread of the soldiers
of Spain. It was aticklish proceeding on the part
ofthe Governor-General, and would have been sear
cely warranted, but for the presene of twenty
thoumand men under arms the whole time, and the
pobs.iyit y ofthe slaves procuringarms being strict
,,y gearded against."
,al Interestinzg Incident.-Not many days since,
we were witness to a scene which bore 'beautiful
evidence of the undying nature of a mother's love.
Ten or eleven years ago. a journeyman printer, em
ployed in this office, died in our village, and was
buried in Trinity Church Yard. His motber,apoor
widow, lived in Baltimore. The death of her only
child left heralone in the world-no one remained
to smooth her pathway to the grave. As soon as
she became able, she marked her loved son's rest
ing place with a neat marble slab, bearing a suita
ble inscription. Any heart but a mother's would
have been satisfied with this: but hers yearned for
companionship with him, even in death. By un
wearied exertions she succeeded in amassing money
enough to purchase a quiet nook in Greenmount
Cemetery, where she wished that the ashes of her
son'might lie beside her own, when her lone pil
grimage on earth might be ended. Accordingly,
she came to our village, a few days since, to disin
ter the remains of her son, and transport them to
the place she had prepared for them.
This incident would be uninteresting under dis
similar circumstances; but in this case they are
fraught with peculiar interest. This fond mother
devoted the last ten years of her life to such labor
as she could perform, with the sole object of being
near her son in death. Had she been wealthy, the
act would have been of small interest; but for ten
weary years has this been the darling and only ob
ject of her desire. With what pleasure must she
have looked forward to this time ! Her frame is
bowed downed with age, and having satisfied the
promptings of her heart,she awaits the summons of
death with calmness.-Marlboro, Md., Gazette.
Language ofthe/ Lao.-If a man would, according
to law, give to another an orange, instead of say
ing, "I give you that orarige,' which one would think
would be what is called in legal phraseology "an
absolute conveyance of all rich and the title therein,"
the phrase would run thus: "I give you all and sin
gular my estate and intelest. right, title, and claim.
and advantage of and in that orange. with all its rind.
skin, juice, pulp. and pips, and right and advantages
therein, with full power to bite, cut, suck, and oth
erwise eat the same, or give the same away, as fil
ly and effectually as I, the said A. B., am now in
clinedfo bite, cot, suck, or otherwise eat the same
orange or give the same away, with or without its
rind, skin.juice, pulp, or pips. anything heretofore
or hereinafter, or in any other deed or deeds. instru
ment or instruments, of what nature or kind soever.
to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding;" with
much more to the same effect. Such is the lan
guage of lawyers; and it is gravely held by the most
learned men among them that by the omission of
any of these words the right to the said orange
would not pass to the person for whose use the same
MoaR A.NEX.aTION.- A Washington letter says
-It is already surmised that Australia will soon
seek national independence; and it is not improba
ble that the increase of American population there
may promote the object.-Annexation is scarcely'
whispered, but the British press scents the danger
from afar, and cautions us, upon pain of the com
bined hostility of the world, not to attempt territo
rial aggrandizement beyond the limitsof our own
continent. I do not believe myself that very ex
tensive organization, or any political party in this
country, has yet made the annexation of Australia
their cardinal object; and the same thing might be
said in regard to Cuba and St Domingo. Still,
there is no knowing what destiny may achieve.
[Ey A young man without money is like a steam
boat without fuel. He can't go ahead. Among the
ladies he is like the moon on a cloudy night. He
The Opelousas Courlrr.
After having. during many years, served the two
political parties which divide the people of the Uni
ted States, we shall now endeavour to serve the
cause of the people and that of truth.
Our paper shall not be neutral; it shall be Inde
pendant. Our columns shall always be open to
whigs and democrats, and none but gentlemanly ar
ticles shall be received by us.
We shall try to enlighten the people, to refute
errors and point out political mistakes and others,
and, without fear of reproach, we shall say where
is justice, where is reason.
We shall have no chiefs. We will not submit
ourselves, like slaves, to any political platform, re
serving the right to discuss them. We will en
grave onourbanner these words: "The People and
the rights of all !: We shall have no sectional feel
ings, nor shall we be selfish; but, we shall always
be Americans, and against all or any one, we shall
defend the American Republic.
In one word, we shall be Independent!
We shall always make it our duty to publish the
best literaryworks and all the news concerning
Agriculture and Commerce.
ConDITrrio:--$3 per annum, payable in advance,
or 54 payalble at the end of the year.
JOEL H. SANDOZ,
Ex-Editor of the Opelousas Gazette.
Ex-Editor of the St. Landry Whig.
[Tr;-We are authorized to announce the fol
lowing tickets for the State Legislature. Elec
tion, on the 27th December 1852.
DR. EDWARD MI. MILLARD.
HIoust or REPRESENTATIVES.
BENJA~IN R. GANTT. I JOSEPH E. ANnDRiS
PLACIDE D GUILBEAU. SOL. B. HAItMAN.
T. M. ANDERSON.
HousE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
JONH E. KING. j HYPOLITE CHRETIEN.
JONATHAN HARRIS. AUGUSTIN UILLORY.
J iipreme Judges.
Please announce that the Hon. Edward Si
monm, of St. Martin, late of the Supreme Bench,
will be supported as a candidate for Associate Jus
tice of the Sopreme Court, by '
The Bar and People.
September lth. 1852.
Please announce that in the event of the adoption
of the New Constitution. 1Mr. Thomas H.
Lewis, of St. Landry, will be supported as a can
didate for Associate Justice of the Supreme Cou.rt,
September 11th. 1852.
In the event of the adlopion of the Constitution,
now submitted to the approval of the people of this
State, we beg to suggest the name of the Hon. C.
Veorhies, of St. Martin, as a candidate for As
saote Justice of the Supreme Court.
Several members of the Bar.
September 11th. 1852.
[gf-We are authorized to announce Mr.
Hilaire Desemarf as a candidate for the
oflice of Town Constable, at the next April
election. 11th dec. 1852.
f[l We are authorized to announce Mr.
James D. Israel as a candidate for the office
of Towu Constable, at the next April elec
tion. 11th dec. 1852.
':The world was sad, the garden was a wild.
And man, the hermit, sighed, till woman srniled.'}
MARRIED---In this town, on wednesday
last, 15th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Rlaviol, DI.
BRIANT IIUTCHINGS to 3Iis9 ADELINE LE
TOURNEUR, both of this town.
Accompanying the following, we gratefully ack
nowledge the receipt of some slices of delicious
wedding cakes, and some yet more delicious cham
paign and madeira wine, sent to us, by the happy
couple, who, in all their bliss, did not forget us!
May their long life be as sweet as their cakes.
Ha a - i • , Ilii i[ a
Police Jury. 1 December Meeting
PARIsH or ST. LANDRTY. 1852.
R) ESOLVED by the Police Jury of the
Parish of St. Landrv, That, at the mee
ting to be held in January i,,:l. the amount of the
Taxes to be assessed on the Parish. for tLc service
of the present year. 1532. shall be fixed and deter
The following isan estimate of the expenditures
that are required:
Fox Oams.-ur. FP.rsils PrurosEs.
Pay of Police Jurors, 1.900
Fees before Magistrates in criminal caes~, 1,tUo
Maintainance of Criminals in Pri.,on, 500
Expenses for holding Elections. 400
Support of Indigent persons, 1 100
Collection of Taxe, oo00
Roads and small Bridges; 4d0
Expenses of the Courts, ;o
Contingent Expenses- 5;0
EXTRA PrOPOaTI ONA.L.
Existing Debts, $2.000
Grand and Petit Jurors. 1.5os
Construction of Public Works, 3:..00-- 7,000
In all fifteen thousand nine hundred idol. 15.t00
Attest, GUY Ht. BELL, Ch'rk.
BOARDIXG AXD Dll -S FllOOL,
FOR YOUNG LADIES,F
Supcrinteld by M'1rs. Renaud, (born
Traber,) in Opclousas.
TIIE proximity of this institution in tic
Town of Opelousas,
(Late Residence f lMr. Lahjcrhe,)
affords a most convenient, and, healthy sitan
tion; the dormitories, classes, study roolis
and of recreations leave nothing to desire.
The students will receive the principles bf
a good and solid education, base on a rdi
The course of instructions will embrace h1
tures adapted to the advancement of the stt
dents, Writing, thle study of the French La
euage, and more particularly the Englis ,
?eography, the Sphere, Arithmetic, Sacreh
History, ancient and modern, and all descrie
tions of needle work.
All the french classes are under the dirc -
tion of Mrs. Renaud, Superintendent of tl*t
The English language, to which a partiti
lar care will be granted, will be taught byia
Moreover, an under-mistress, speaking tie
french and english languages, is expresdy
charged of the continual superintendence, e
quired in a Young Ladies' institution. F
their recreations, their cornmitories and it
study, and in all their occupations, they shal
never be alone.
Every thing concerning the personal -
vice of the students is confided to a white -
Each student must be furnished with oli
mattrass and bolster, one red counterpan,
one musquitto-bar, one cover, one table kniW
UITNIonRa--A straw hat trimmed in whit(.
For Thinter-A grey merino dress, tri4.
med with black velvet.
For Sunumer-A rose and white dress.
The bed cloth and dresses is left to t
choice of the parents.
The terms per quarter are as follows, to w
Institution,-lst class, $ 12 00
" 2d class, 10 00
Music, 18 00
B1ording, 25 00
Opelousas,, December 18th '1852:--1h
use of his r
se will be yv
charge to t
tesidence, old Louaillier's store, near ihe
.' SILAS IIARRI
Opelousas, December 18th 1852.
TH E subscriber will sell on SATrcAnu le
23d January nerxt, 1853, on the pr i
ses, through the medium of a public au a
eer, the property known as the.
SWashington Hot I,
II situated in the town of Washingto a
rish of St. Landry, being Lot No. 26, as -
resented on the plan of said town, bound on
the North by Carriere street, East by -
ington street, South by Mountville stree d
West by Main street, together with all he
BUILDINGS andIIPROVEMEI4TS thereon, ad
the Hotel's Furniture and Kitchen Uten.
Sale to commence at 1 o'clock, P. M1.
Washington, Dec. 18th, 1852.
E. Gerard. F. J. )a S a:
E. GERARD & Co
No. 46, CAROIDELET STREET.
11th Dec. 1852.
Notice to the Public.
T HE underigned, merchants in Was ug
Ston, wishin to close their busines in
e that town, and dissolve the partnership an
nounce to the public in general that they ill
sell off their large stock of Goods at cost but
only for cash.
Persons indebted to them are request te
come and settle in the shortest delay.
GOLDMAN & KAVFMAh
Washington, 11th Dec. 1g52.-ly