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Vol. XXI. Opelousas, Parish of St. Landry, La., November 8, 1873. No. 4.
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The Steamer Trenton leaves Washington
this morning at 10 o'clock.
The communication from J. M. T. is crowd
ed out of this issue, but will appear in our
An Act of Congress of interest to shippers
and transporters of cattle will be found on our
The heavy rains of the last few days have
caused a rise of 12 or 15 feet in the Bayou
Courtableau, and permitted the steamer Tren
ton to reach Washington. The Bertha will
probably also be enabled to land there on her
The District Court began its session here on
Monday last. The Grandj Jury was imme
diately formed, and entered at once upon the
discharge of its functions. The Petit Jury
and-witnesses in criminal cases (except those
who were to testify before the (band Jury)
were discharged until next Monday, the
Court, meanwhile, having taken up the civil
Four individuals residing on or near the
Mermento river, in this parish, were arrested
and committed to jail on Monday last, accused
of murder, that is of having hanged two men
named Francois Benoit and - Thibodeau,
near Maiguaud s Ferry. about the 20th ult.
The accused are Philosie Broussard. Onuzimie
Cormier, Jean Roger, and lDuprd Plaisance.
After a preliminary examination before Jus
tice Veasie, in our town, their case was sent
up to the District Court which has been in
session here since Monday.
On last Monday evening, at about 2 o'clock,
two young men from Bellevue, William Mc
Dowell and Straight Watson, had a difficulty
on the sidewalk in front of Mr. Meyers' store,
on Main street, and from words they came to
blows, when McDowell drew a dagger or
Bowie knife and stabbed his antagonist three
times in the chest and abdomen. The wound
ed man bled profusely, and it was feared at
the time that the wounds were mortal; but
we learn that he is doing very well, and that
he is not considered in danger.
McDowell was immediately arrested.
PAcvs.-The advertisement of Mr. E. Phil
lips, in another column, is sufficiently explicit
to need no elaborate explanation ;-what is
there stated he is prepared to prove to the en
tire satisfaction (and profit) of all. There is
no doubt that his immense stock is one of the
most select and complete in town,-and yet he
is adding to it by every trip of the boat from
New Orleans. His very low prices, in keeping
with the stringency of the times, the adoption
of the cash systemii, and the superior quality of
his goods cannot fail of securing large and
rapid sales, and we advise an early call while
his stock is complete.
The attention of the delegates to the Anti
Kellogg Convention in New Orleans is called
to the following extract from the minutes of
the Committee of Seventy, at the meeting
held October 29, 1873:
Moved that a committee of three be ap
pointed to make arrangements to entertain
the members from the country to the Novem
ber Convention, by citizens of New Orleans,
during their attendance upon the sessions of
The Chairman appointed John H. Peel, J.
1H. Kennard and H. E. Shropshire.
E. Jeo. ELLIS, Secy. pro tem.
We copy as follows from the Lake Charles
(Caleasloe) Echo of the 1st inst. :
Otr tDistrict Court adjourned stne die last
Menday night. * * * * It is scarcely ne
5erky to say that our able and energetic
Diettict Attorney, Geo. W. Hudspeth,Esq.,
folly sustained his deservedly hi h reputation
as a prosecuting officer. Judge . J. Morgan,
though seriously ill during the term, and suf
fering severely from the effects of fever, re
maimed at his post till all the eases but one on
the civil docket were disposed of, and would
have remaine o that case but 4gg his
approaching te of the District. ourt
Iii St. Landry, which commences on Monday.
Wo .-Parties indebted to this Office for
subscription, advertising or job work are earn
5Styrenested to come forward and settle
w tit delay. We have urgent need for the
money-not to indulge in exsensive luxuries,
but to pay our employes and to purchase the
useessasary material to continue the publication
Oaper, pri-eip'-l "for glory," and in
that the numerous opponents of the
usunurpation as4 other frauds in our
h may1iave asooran upon which they
cean depend to express their true sentiment, at
this, the most momentous crisis of our history::
The Mass Meeting last Mondiy.
Notwithstanding the inclenicncy of the wea
ther, and the bad condition of the roads, there
was a large attendance of the people of this
parish at the Mass Meeting held in this town,
on Monday, the 3d inst., to appoint delegates
to represent the parish of St. Landry in the
Convention of the people to be held on the
24th, in New Orleans. Our fellow-citizens, we
were gratified to perceive, responded manfully
to the call published in our paper. By their
attendance, close attent ion to the proceedings
of the meeting, and expressions of hearty
sympathy with the sentiments expressed by
the speakers on the occasion, they gave strong
evidence of their approval of the object of
the meeting, and of the design and aim of
the call for a Convention.
The meeting was organized by calling Dr.
Thos. A. Cooke, of Washington, to the Chair.
Mr. Cyprien Lalonde, of Gros Chevreuil, was
selected as Vice President, and Mr. Albert
Lastrapes, of Opelousas, as Secrctar3. The
President stated the object of the meeting,
and requested that the names of lit and proper
persons, to represent this parish as delegates
to the Convention, be put in nomination.
Previous to going into the nomination of dele
gates, however, Mr. Jos. M. Moore addressed
the meeting, reminding gentlemen of the
great importance to the entire population of
this State, white and black, of the ends and
objects of the Convention to be held on the
24th, in New Orleans. He stated that he be
lieved that every man present, every honest
and intelligent man within the parish, it mat
tered not what may heretofore have been his
political affinities, felt the necessity pressing
upon this people for overthrowing the infa
mous and detestable usurpation that had been
fastened upon us by fraud, force and the pat
ent violation of the laws and Constitution of
both the State and Federal Government; and
that such men throughout the State were in
full accord with the patriotic citizens who had
recommended the calling of the Convention.
Hle stated that in the present impoverished
condition of our people, it would not be sur
prising if a full delegation should not attend;
but he hoped that as many of those who might
be selected as delegates as could possibly do
so, would attend; "for," said be, "this may
be the last time that you may have an oppor
tunity of declaring and recording your oppo
sition to and abhorrence of the usurpation
that hangs like a pall over us, paralyzing our
energies, crushing our hopes, and threatening
uis with ruin, political bondage, and deep and
grinding degradation; and it may be the last
effort that you may be enabled to make to
throw off, lgmeans strictly lawful, strictly
peaceful. this accursed evil." Hle said that
the people of New Orleans were moved in this
matter by a spirit of deep and earnest patriot
ism; that, fully aware of the poverty that
prevailed throughout the country, they had
made arrangements to entertain the delegates
from the country parishes free of charge, and
he hoped that our peoplewould show a proper
appreciation of such patriotic conduct, and as
many of the delegates attend as could possibly
do so. Hle was sanguine that good would re
suIt from the labors of the Convention, and
gave in an impressive manner forcible rea oes,
for his belief. Mr. Moore was followed by Mr.
E. D. Estilette, who thought that it was of
the utmost importance that a respectable del
egation from this parish should attend the
Convention; "for," said he, "whatever may
be the result, it behooves us to make an earn
est effort to overthrow the vile, usurpation
which is grinding white and black alike into
the dust." The Kellogg Government was a
fraud, and had been so pronounced last winter
by Congress, and it would reflect upon the
manhood of our people if they allowed their
liberties to be wrested from them without a
struggle. E. T. Lewis, Esq., followed Mr.
Estilette. He had not much hope of any
change for the better being accomplished by
the Convention. He thought that the oppor
tunity for resistance had gone by. Last win
ter was the time when resistance should have
been made, and- it then should have been
made to the death, if necessary. He believed
in resisting such an usurpation, such unlawful
and tyrannical power as that which has been
forced upon the people of this State, in every
way-by force, if necessary-aye, even at the
cost of human life. But the opporttnity was
gone; and as long as the sphinx at the na
tional capital desecrated the seat once occu
pied by Washington, he had but little hope
for a redress of our gievances. A list of the
geatlemen put in anomination as delegates to
*the Convention was then handed to the Secre
tary by Dr. J. A. Tariton, to be read out to
the meeting, and, on motion of that gentle
man, those whose names were on the list were
unanimously selected as delegates by the
meeting. Whilst the Doctor was up, he, in
words burning with the lire of patriotism,
urged the people never to give up the battle
for their ights and their liberties. He drew
a sad but truthful picture of the condition of
our tax-ridden people; alluded to the long
lists of property advertised to be sold for
taxes, and predicted that if this Kellogg in
famy were perpetuated, the liberties of white
and black would go down together in one coam
mon grave. He was not opposed to the Kel
logg Government because it was administered
by Republicans, but because it was a fraud,
born in infaiuy and supported by bayonets,
and because instead of protecting it plun
dered and oppressed the people.
The temper of the meeting was that of men
conscious of the great danger to their liber
ties that surinunded and threatened them,
and ready to resort to any means that would
aort it. Of this we had abundant proofsi in
Uhe aplplause with which' they greeted the de
nunciations of the speakers of the fraud and
usurpation that has been practiced upon the
people, and their appeals net to submit quietly
and tamely, but resist as long as resistance
was possible the perpetuation of a spurious
and unlawful government, foisted upon them
through fraud and violence.
EDITOR COURIER :-Will you be so kind as
to ascertain for the bepelit pf ybul'readers, of
there is tin operatlo *at present,- a publii
school (`white) in Opelousas I If so, who is
th-teacherl tIt haIbeen -intedthat'lre hate
such asohool. If sn,' Whyis it not'published
as suchil I ONE INTEREsTED.
Opelousas, Nov. 4th, 1873.
THE SonUR ORANGE.-The nice of the sour
orange is little inferior to that of lemons for
lemonade and moest cooking purpdses. The
bitterness Jeing in the skin, by peeling them
irt bet little or none comes with the juice.
Yet thousands Of them are suffered to go to
waste when, lemons are verysacacre, or not to
be had at all.-F. C., in Our Heme Journal
Try Posey's Aromatic Wine Bitters.
Pursuant to a call of the '*Committee of
Seventy," dated September 24th, 1873, a Mass
Meeting of the people of thie parish of St.
Landir' opposed to the Kellogg usurpation,
was hlvd at the Court House, ini the townl of
Opelousas. on Monday, the 3d of November,
1S;3, for the purpose of nouiu tillg delegates
to the Mass Convention to b assmlubled at
the city ot New Orleans on the '24th day of
The meeting was organized by the selection
of Dr. T. A. Cooke as President, Cyprien La
lounde, Esq., as Vice President, and Albert
Lastrapes as Secretary.
On uuuoion, the following named gentlemen
were nominated delegates, viz.
Theoph. S. Fontenot, Dr. E. M1. Millard,
Eloi Vidrine, Sylvester J. Barry.
Andrd I)ardeau, Augustus Burleigh,
Hilaire Tate, Charles Richard,
Prosper Daire, t. J. Smith, Jr.,
Thomas Reed, G. 1. Tarlton,
Joseph M. Moore, Henry M. Dunbar,
E. T. Lewis, 1)r. IT. A. Cooke,
Dr. J. L. Estorge, E. Dubuisson,
Joel II. Sandoz, Henry Cashen.
C. C. )uson, l)r. J. A. Taylor,
J. I. Overton, Dr. M. E. Demaret,
Dr. R. H. Littell, Isaac F. Littell,
E. D. Estilette, L. 1). Prescott,
Dr. Louis oladden, Col. Wtn. Otfutt,
Col. B. I. Rogers, John Fahey,
Leonce Sandoz, Paul Lambert,
Albert Lastrapes, 1). Lamorandier,
Francois Robin, G. W. Luther,
Ludger Lastrapes, M. 1). KIavanagh,
1). P. Saizan, Alfred Lonal er,
Cyprien Lalonde, J. 11. A. Fontenot,
Jacques Arnaud, Jr., C. S. Cozine,
F. C. Carriire, Jesse B. Clark,
Dr. E. J. Hawkins, C. W1. Foreman,
Eli Clark, Jr., James Webb,
Thos. I. Thompson, Dr. James Donovan,
L. S. Havard, Joseph E. Andras,
L. (lodelaux, Dr. 1). L. Todd.
Capt. Carmouche, Win. Dujeaun,
S. J. C. Gordon, B. W. Reed.
B. J. Sage, Muj. M. 1. Wilson,
Dr. John Tarlton, Capt. Moutgouuuery,
Johu 1. Gardiner, E. P. Carson,
Alexandre V. Richard.
On motion the miceting adjourned.
A inERT LAs1TRAu'Es, Secretary.
The Grant Parish Outrage.
THE REPORT CONFIRMED.
Indignation of the People in Mass
Meeting A ssem bled.
[N. 0. Herald, Nov. 2..1
When the flag ship of Kellogg's navy
started on her cruise offensive, against
the people of Grant parish, in command
of the commanding DeKlyne, Deputy
U. S. Marshal, and embassador of Mar
shal Packard, and Minister Plenipoten
tiary of the Kelilgg satrapy, w' felt
sure that there was trouble brewing,
and that so soon as the soldiery got
loose in the country, there would be
instances of oppression and outrage
coiunmitted or instigated by them. We
had not expected, however, to hear of
so diabolical an act as was committed a
few days ago, in the ravishing of two
refined and delicate ladies at their home
in Grant parish. One account states
positively that the outrage upon these
ladies was perpetrated by the Metro
politans under DeKlyne, while another
states that it was either the Metropoli
tans or negroes in the vicinity, emobol
dened by the presence of the military
One thing is certain, the act has been
committed, and the Kellogg govern
ment is responsible therefore. For
months since the Colfax affair there has
been no trouble in the parish, and the
people had every reason to believe that
they would be undisturbed by any fur
ther invasion of their parish, by either
State or Federal troops-when in the
midst of profound pence appears a Kel
logg gunboat filled with armed soldiers,
who not only proceed to make arrests
for acts alleged to have been committed
several months ago, but embolden the
resident negroes to acts of barbarous
We publish below a series of resolu
tiir passed at a mass meeting held in
the parish of Rapides which jirove con
*eldsively that the people, while appre
ciating the insult and wrong heaped
upon them, do not intend to be driven
to commit violence. The tone of the
resolutions is eminently mild, but there
is an under-current of quiet determlina
tion which bodes no good to Kellogg's
army, if the passions of the people are
aroused by the invasion of their homes
and the violation of their women.
The people should defend the sancti
ty of their homes against all comers
and treat as assassins and beasts, the
villains who attempt the perpetration
of such crimes as the one the report of
which has shocked the conmmunnity and
will shock the people of the country.
This raid was entirely unnecessary.
DeKly ne, with a corporal's guard, could
have arrested every man in Grant par
ish if lie had been supplied with war
rants enough, and the marching of an
army through the parish was simply an
attempt to overawe the people and
show them what a powerful monarch
the usurper was, and how he was sus
tained by the United States in any act
of violence or oppression he might
It is true that Kellogg was not here
when the Ozark left, but the program
me was all arranged before he left, and
Antoine has simply executed the orders
issued by his chief.
At a meeting, held at Alexandria, La.. on
Tuesday 28th inst., M. Ryan was called to the
chair, and T. Spence Smith was chosen as See
On'motion, the Chair appointed a commit
tee of five expressing the sentiments of the
mieeting-W. F. Blackman. J. G. White, F.
Seip, R. J. Bowman, Dr. E. B. Price, who re
ported as follows, viz:
Whereas reliable information has reached
us of the pqrpetration in Grant parish pf a de
testable outrage of rape upon the person Qf
two respectablI ladies, by thembers of the
New Orleans Metropolitan Police, or by ne
groes who are emboldened to commit gets of
violence by t~he presence of that police, and
terror and alarm have' been occasioned in the
locality where the crime was committed, as
also in the serrounding country
Resolved, That we will first api>eal to the
constituted authorities of the country, civil
and military, for protection to our people be
fore consulting or initiating any extra legal
measures, and to this end a committee of five
shall be appointed by the chairman to wait
upon the commanding officer of the United
States troops stationed opposite this town,
and solicit his intervention, and the ordering
of a portion of his command to the disturbed
Resolved, That.we appeal to our fellow-citi
zens of this and contagious parishes to curb
their indignation, iustly aroused by this out
rage. and to restrain themselves within the
bounds of law while the authorities to whom
we appeal are vindicating our right to protec
tion, or shall have refused to do it.
Resolved, That we are fully sensible of the
violation of law by whoever dispatched the
police of New Orleans several hundred miles
in the interior of the State, ostensibly to assist
the Deputy United States Marshal inl the exc
eintintt of process; and we have not failed to
dircornt thte real purpose of this State military
and ntiattl expeditiion. to be the hope tud ex
pectation that smeie ttuiutlt tetight te raised
by tote people of which political capital might
be tade to our hisadtvatitage,-a hope we in
tend to di .appoilnt.
Resolved, That the presence of this police
force froit New Orleans, has produced. ai I is
now proiuicing, injurious eti tIs upon a pm Iion
of the population of (utant and the adjist-nt
parishes. Band to' roes cmuntnt crimes, assured
itt their own belief of intlunttit v fr1m ptuish
tient, by the presence off these tuttifo4ued meti.
But it is due to the negtte , whom we have no
desire to harm, to know, and due to ourselves
to say, that we understand the govertment
under which we live is for the protection of
the white people as well as the black, that the
white people have at least as many rights as
the black, ail all have the samtle duty of obe
dience to law to observe, snut if those having
or elaimitig authority do not dispense equal
justice to hot Ii races, we shall take (are of
ourselves and of those to whom we owe pro
Resolved, That our attitude of complete pas
siteness under this invasion lv the Metriopli
tal Police force is not to be construed iy our
fellow-citizens of this State, or of the United
States, as an acquieetue e in or volnutary sub
mission to the usurped State Government now
dominant here. We rather point to this extra
ordinary itill unusual proceeding as the best
evidence that they who are now, or have la ely
been etldeavoritig to ptrsttuelo the Putcsident
and the Northern people that we of Louisiana
are yielding theerful obedieuce to autuorities
we dt not reitgnize as valid, lii not believe
their own assertions, and thinkc they can pr(,
duce a sietliig sumissioit by the fear of tiili
tary violence. We shall not interfere with
this military demonstration, and we are not
territied by it.
Resilvetl. 'lhat all papers friendly to hit
ttatity and opposed to oppression be request
ed to publish. whLicht resolut iont was adopted.
The ftllowing resolution was passel on mo
tion of J. (:. Whlite:
Resolved, That we herely I tender our thanks
to the otficers and soldiers of the U. S. Armty,
now stationed here. for the courteous tanner
in which they have di-charged their oilicial
duties, titil we do herlcy earnestly appeal to
thte and ask them to use their best -etIrts to
preven it a repetition of the horrible outrages,
which we have every r: astt to believe have
been perpetrated in theti parish of Grant.
The following coittittee was appointed to
wait upon the ctuntiaidiug otficer of the U. S.
troops, stationed in this parish:
Wilt. A. Seat'. T. Spltce Smtith. It. P. Hltu
ter. W. W. Whiuittington Jr., and Davis Kelly.
The meeting then adjourned.
M. RYAN, Chairmtan,
Attest: T. SiEtcE SMITIl. Secretary.
A worthy lawyer of a certain Ken
tucky town who had been looking into
several wine cnps, very late at night,
found his wife waiting his return in a
high state of nervousness. Said she,
'"Here I've been waiting and rocking in
the chair till my head spins round like
a top ! " Jess so, wife, where I've
been, " responded he, " it's in the at
mosphere ____ __
A CURE Foa lBuwxs.-Of all appli
cations fora burn we believe that there
are none equal to a simplo covering of
common wheat flour. It is a5pvays at
hand and while it reijires no skill in
using, it produces most astonishing ef
fects. Thei moisture produced on the
'surface of a slight orl deep burn is at
once absorbed by the flour and forms
The little Republic of Switzerland is for the
first time arming against her powerful neigh
bors. The anthion ities fear that the land of
'fell maiV be appropriated as a conveiien t Al
pine territory for aggressive and defensive
AN IMPORTANT IiEvlli(,N. - In the Parish
Court, last week, tllde Lewis held-und the
decision is iidoried by the bar as saund law
that furnishers of supplies for the current
year, who have failed to record their liens,
have ni privilege upon the crops, as agaiust
the holder of an ordinary judgment. who has
seized under an execution. Merchints and
planters will do well to look to this matter..
and put themselves in a positili to demand
the protection of the courts before it is too
late.-St. Joseph (Tenisas) Journal, Oct. 11.
CHASTE AS ICE. AND PURE As Scow.-The
fragrant 8ozodonit is a scientific conmpsitiou
of the purest and choicest ingredients of the
Oriental vegetable kingdom. Every ingredi
ent is well known to have a beneticial effect on
the teeth and gouls. It removes all disagree
able odors. even that of tobacco. It speedily
removes those ravages which children sustain
in their tceii. owing to improper use of sweet
and acid articles, which imperceptibly destroy
Spalding's Glue, the stickiest thing out.
MARRIED-At the Catholic Church. in Lake
Charles, La., on Saturday, Oct. '5th. by Rev.
Mr. Badoil. Mr. HENRY G. VOLTZ to Miss
EsIMA T. WALLACE, of St. Landry parish.
FALL & WINTER GOODS
M AIN STREET, OPELOIUSAS.
R ECEIPTS by every boat of Goods fresh
and warranted, to be sold at
PRICES TO SATISFY ALL !
Dress Goods, Boots and Shoes, lardirare,
Domeslies, 1ats, Groceries,
Mourning Goods, Doeskins, Notions,
Flannels, Jeans, Hosiery,
Calicos, Scaidlery, Caps,
DRY GOODS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION,
Ready Made Clothing, &c., &c.
All will be sold at prices equal to the tight
ness of the money market.
We will sell only for cash or its equivalent,
and guarantee to sell
MORE GOODS FOR LESS MONEY
than have ever been sold in Opelousas.
P Dress Goods from 20 cents up; Boots and
Shoes, for Ladies, Misses and Childreu, from
60 cents per pair up, &c.
We have the largest and best stock in Opel
ousas, and can offer
INDUCEMENTS NEVER BEFORE
Do not delay, but come early.
Our Goods are warranted fresh, and we will
refund the money for what does not come up
to our guarantee.
We are selling only for cash or its equiva
lent, and will in no instance deviate from this
rule. E. PHILLIPS,
novl-1mJ Main Street, Opelousas.
Taken Up as an Estray,
BY the undersigned, on Bayou
Marie Croquant, on the 25th
of October, a red work Ox, brand
ed about thus: k+'
The owner is requested to come forward,
prove property, and take him away.
Nov. 1, 1873. 3-5t
PRESS GOODS at Phillips'. Main street,
at 20, 25 and 30 cents-cash.
pHIISICIANS & DRUGGISTS.
A pro inett New 'ork phylisiciai lately coin
1iained to 1)ustalts I)iK about his S.tNiAL
woos Ott. CArtes,'~s stating that omietimes
they cured miraculously. hut that a patient of
his had taken them for sol' time without ef
fect. Ito being itioietd that Several iotita
tions sere made and said. he intuired tlat
iouni that Iris patient hai i eei titkio g to up«
siutls.old in battles. aitd not 1)sN! )t DICK
What happened to this physician ita, have
hatipened to pnsjtier and Ito, lops tOics ti (ti.
take this metihol (of* protecting phv'sieians.
tiet ists and thttitsefve nditi lpeventing Oil
01rt Ntu1/Ilp'utd fromn comnting itut disrepute.
I'l YsICIANS wvho once presc~ribe the 'ap
sules will conitinuet to do so, for thles contain
the /ure oil iii the iest ant c.tlapest fortm.
D~undas D)ick & Co. use lucre Oil of .S'undal
iood in ttihe it'uat'anuatiure ot their apt uit es thlnt
all the wholesale and retail drug}gists and per
f-umers in tht' Cuit- i States ½otibitftd. and this
is tho sole reason i yit the ifre Oil is sold cheap
er in their e opsules than ie ate other form.
Oil of San dtl'ood is lfast superseding every
other ret edyt , (if l 'apsule .nltiy btinti reulitiret
to insuaea safe and c.i tain tt re il or itNta ls.
From nt other iledicite can this result he had.
Di c(tst tu itt tit 'uies solve the prott h it I g
cgutsidered by tin any etitileiit phtsicimist of
how to avoid the nausea ilnd disguit eIp
rience' in swallowingt which are well know
to detract from, if nut destroy, the good etii ets
of miany valnable remtedie -.
Soft Cap ales ar'e put up in tin-foil and neat
boxes. thirty ill each. and are the only- nr
sales pr~escr~ibed by phsieiatn
gr' ''These t'erre I/he ontly ('usulet ad milled
to the last Partli-u b'.positifoi.
\endl for (,itrelar to Ii Wooster >atret. Nei'
York. 6Y)14 Al 1' 1,)HlCG ST'ONEl.'.i
(Generatl Agents, 110 Reade it.. New York.
Nov. 1, 18703-it
G OOD1 OVCERC(OATS at Phillips', at six
dollars each, for cash.
For Rent for the Year 19741.
T IllAT richly prednetive nod improv
Sed planitation, tlht property of till
Estatee of the late Jo(hn G. Pratt and of' i
M1rs. C. W. Pratt. situated in tihe Bilvilev
Prtai it, about Live miles south of iOpeluans.
Thre lands heretofore in (nilt ivati,,a huse
bieln entire-1 t'nclosed dur'ilg the past year,
with a new and strung fence, and repairs
made on the residence.
These premises will be let to the hit~ihest bid
der, at the (cunrt. Hlouse ini this fowl. it 1.2 3.,
Ott Suatrday. Forembcrsth. 1n::3,
one-third of the rent pavab~le cash, maid tihl
residue payable on or betihre the Ist of Novem
ber, 1874, for whlich said ilnanutt n satis:'.ctoryf
obligation will he requnied. Bids rtttivable
at thle option of the undersi'med. I'l: essionl
given oil tho Ist of Jlanuary next. Faoblic ncct
of lease to be exeetcute at the expense of les
see. J, 11. 0V EllTON,
Test. Executor aid Agent.
Opelousas, Oct. 8. 1K; 3. v,-i&
F ROM the pantatiX o of the under
signed. in LeI;"vut, oil the :-A of
October, a tall Amtrican Alarei Male.
of a deep sorrel or red color. m4o4t41 1adly cut
by hit, no visible lenti' . rather high oi4 the
alhoulders, and shout ,; years out.
A liberal r4wart1 will he paid for the d4elive'Vy
of said moule to rue, or for such intormsation its
will lead to her recovery.
M. R. WILSON.
Bellevue, Oct. 18, 1873. Itf
LA DIES 1HOES of all descriptions, at
E. Phillips, at half price, for ca' .
Laund,; of Iltichard Swain, dec'd.,
Situated near V4lle Pl1te, in the l'ari "bi of St.
Landry. frontingon the hayo n Mne, in Town
ship 1 South Range 1 3 East, S. . .L. Dirt. of
La., containing 104 4 .'[1100) acres. known as the
uppe'r of northernmost section of the 1Sln dre
grant, conft rred by Act of Congress on the
29th of April, 1816.
This is thereffore to give notice that I have
been specially authoriz4 d and charged with
the 44ardianship 111 control of thil4 above
property-, and in future to protect tile wooded
pý .goon of the said tract against any cutting
of timber on said land, as the owners can no
longer pay the taxes of vttlcrs upon the land
without colle equruiaenit in rent: they are
therefore requested to coluse forward andl con
tract for the use of said land with thlt undier
.siyned, and all persons are foaiddiien to cut
timber on said land under penalt,: of prosecu
tion. C. C. Dl'SON.
Agent for Estate of Swain.
Opelousas. Sept. 21, 14173. tf.
E. O. Hayes, Sheriff, Parish Court,
vs. N o. 1-_)30.
W. A. Robertson, Clerk. St. Landry Parish.
T"E rule taken in this case for me to show
T tcause why sectnrity should not he taken
by me for all costs, having been made abso
Notice is hereby given that fron1 this date
no petition will be tiled iln this odlice, nor will
any case lhe re-docketed or any proeces issue
in any- suit now pending until good and sutrti
cient security is ivcn for all costs.
.. A. ROBERTSON. Clerk.
Clerk's Office, Opelosas, Sept. '4, 1873. (2m
E 0ERYTHING at Phil.ips' in Dry Goods
at cheapest rates, foPr cash.
JOSEPHI YE. YIOOIIE,
ATTORNEY ANT) COUNSELLOR A-T LAW,
WILL practice in the Courts of the Eighth
Judicial Dist rict.
Othec next to the one formerly ocncpied by
the late law firms of Swayze & Moore and
Moore & Morgan.
Opelousas, April, 1571. 32)tf
A. BAILEY & E. D. ESTILETTE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
W ILL practice in the Courts of the Par
ishes of St. Landry. Lafayet to, Vertril
lion, Caleasien, St. Martin, St. Mary and
Avoyelles Oli e:-Opelousas [Augti-47tf
PARSON C. A. FRAZEE SAYS OF
"There is no question of their superiority."
Try a 0 ets. bottle and be convinced.
ot4"J JOHN POSEY, Druggist.
HOSIERY for Ladies and Misses at 15 ets.
per pair, good, for cash only, at Phillips'.
WJAREHOUSE-'The undersigned now has
V1charge of the lower warehouse at Bar
ry's Landing. All goods consigned to him for
shipment or storage will be properly and
promptly attended to.
augltitfl LOUIS DESBREST.
pOSEY'S BITTERS ARE STRICTLY MED
icinal, and not an intoxicatinq Alcoholic
bererage, but curative, alterative and toning I
in their effects. oct4
CALL EARLY at Phillips' with your Cash
POSEY'S BITTERS ARE A GENTLE
Stimulant, an elegant Tonic, perfectly
suited to all the requirements of an cufeebled
BARGAINS of all kinds, for the cash, at
E. Phillips, Main street, Opelousas.
('ARRIERE, G.-Warehouse; dealer in gro
) ceries, Western produce, forage, &c., &c.
Water street, on the levee.
PIERREL, A.-Dry Goods, Groceries, Hats,
Boots, Shoes, &e. Hides and Country
Produce bought and sold.
COOPERAGE.-A supply of hogsheads for
su ar, and barrels, half barrels and ten
gallon pegs for molasses, always on hand and
for sale by L. CHARRIE, Washington, La.
Job Printing of all-grades and styles, from
a visiting card to a mammoth poster, neatly'
executed at the Cot-aER oflice.
BtI IlTESS !
I ciiiis0qilCli of the financiial listlri:uiee
Iof tht" conuntry. arol the embuams ed con
dition ottf atairs genuerally, we, the nunder gue,n
hog leave to ahinoutice to our nuhmeroul'ietom
ere and the public generally that we will sell
for SIXTY IIAYS from this date,
FUR CASH ONLY
OR ITS EQ UI VALENT.
We will positively sell on no other terms dur
ing that period.
We have coine to the determuijtion of sell
ing AT ('(IT in rdieer to indinee purchasi rs to
give us an early call, and to enable its to redluce
our pre.-rent very heavy stock.
WVe guarantee that, b.1 this artnagementt, onl
Ii purchase of $tt yea'I ill save at let-i.I rltunlnn.
it ut il M terchantos will find it to their advan
tig' tm gi e us a tcall.
We have it large stock of
61101r HIEU~S, ,Il,)lONSti ILilR'!I WAR,
S-hI5'LERi Y. 10T.)S, .ileES, HAlW,
(Lm)TI LXG, IYG(mmOODI), I)hu' ASS
(; OOi)Dfl' AN!) 'A-4 NCY GOUT)hS.
Give us a call and ascertain our Ilrwi-es. and
we ale convinced that you ailt be I ti ied.
li-ieluhier the large brick store it he cir
tIor of i ' tint -l liii. 'u oire ts. vs:, and
il'i. clerks will le on ht to : ait io
Dount 1o: loth'a chanuce. (onto rL iN l ant
bring your ciSit.
"1TTO 1' ((LId II/H ES received as
ctsh, at highest market tiri i1 t
WHighest prLI iato paid o ci o.Viiva
JOlSEPH lILt )II1 & Co.
Opelous~as, 0001o8 r hd. 13.dt
TH11 strtaunch anti swift Steamer
H1. II. !3ROtAD, ?tatter, J. it. SUII1131', Clerk,
11 LLj leave W\ashington ever;: :unta ,l at
AV ini-locu A. M.. unit New Orleans every
Ve tiies I'v at 5 i'elock 'P. Al.
Should the water get ,o lots as not to allow
the Bertha to rmactli Washingtou, thon the
ste~tnnwr ..Minnic. will run ill conjunction withtl
tierth_, between %aahigtr n liii t n ittle
. til KiN OhN Iuiver. the 'a.e 1Jmtl\ lie.
For enright or passagi aipp' on hoard, or to
G'rini'. i'hiarlg ane \' &'lto ', La.
itj tember 13th, It'd3. 11'.
LOW WATER ARRANGEMENT.
SThe new, light dra:ft 111. staunuch
passenger packet 'T'renton,
31. KENISON JMuster, T. Jo~tns (Chrk."
('ap . Ken:imonhaving purchasccd IheT,"1reut on
exp~r-ssly for the Ntew (h !au., O)peltnusi and
WCa -hington tittle, he will connencet heir reg
ular ntrip front New (Ilrunt to Wa u.hing tin til
the i~t of 'i- tember. and couttinue lint il high
witter", when she y, ill be ,urecedted bey the line
passenger steaier Lessir T7i i .
IR. S. W'.ILKINS. Agent.
tor. Bridge and WVatI r Sts..
August 3-10-ly] Wa"shington. La.
Reduction in Prices !
~Carriag - ,
~. Buggies. ,M*
Jersey Wagons, Buggy Umb ellas, Chil
dren's Carriages and Velocipedes
Of Every Pattern and Price.
11ork Matte to Order ,nid iiarrii ated.
D. M. H1tOLhLs W4 TI.,
Suceissor to II. Marsh I 1ttnui & ('o.,
ol l4. 54 and 56 Inean e St.(. Jn Orleans.
S'I' iVE D.
tIROM the uidrsign-d, at Opt l
I. o401 s. on the l1th St- mber. a
dark brown crehie teor (.te r) abot
S or 1) years oll. very gentle. h,' t
1 coillr mtarks. anti branded on the
ritiht hip with the annexed brand.
A liberal reward will he paid for the return
off lth horse, or any iuformnatiton that will lead
to his recovery. J. K. SANDUZ
_elo_ s. Otober 4. 1__1_3.
NEW BARBEIL SHOP.
I AVID recently opened a Shaving and
flý lirc'utting Saloonon Matint..h twren
Mu1nze..htiinr'ý and1 lNon- stores. I ain prepar
ed to do Ilair-cutting, Shaving,, Shampnltiing,
&e. A s~hareof thet patronage of the public
is respect fully solicited.-ii hare(I s iecasoniable,
and Salisfcictionh Guarante d.
WM. IIERR, Jut.
Opelousas, June 15, 1872. ly
WITHOUT AN EQUAL!
Economy of fuel,
The only Cooking Stove
that has baked 8 pounds of dough into good
aind palatable bread in 43 minutes with only
3, lbs. of wood, for which it was awarded the
BUCK'S BRILLIANT was again awarded the
Texas State Fair, 1871
over all other competitors (7 in all) after actual
trial baking bread.
I is guaranteed to give entire SATISFACTION,
or the money
REFUNDED IN FULL.
11. HALLER, No. 49, Camp St.
New-Orleans, sole agent for Louisiana.
Sole agent of t he
FAMOUS RINGEN WASHER.
EUGENE LEMONTEY, Agent,
August 19, 1871. ly
FOR SALE AT PRIVATE SALE
A PLANTATION sit uated at Chatagncr,(11
miles from Opelousas) measuring 165 ar
peuts of land, 90 of which well timbered, having
a good dwelling 36 feet in length, well finish.
ed, and other improveements, the whole in good
condition.-Can be bought very cheap, the
greatest part of the amount upon a reasonable
For price and other particulars, apply at the
office of the Opelousas Courierorto the under
signed, on the premises.
Rt. Landry. -September 9. 1971.
DRUIIGS AND MEDICINES:
TII lI. freshest a:nd purest always on hand, at
whollsale and retail, at the well-known
ST. LAN[I)Y 1RUlG STORE AND MEISIl
(Ealb/isheld -I. 1)., 18t1(.)
Whbere can Le tound ev ery article in the nmedi
cal line, hesides faint. Window Gla!ss, Toik4t
Articles and 1'erfulnerv, School and Blank
1ooks and Stationery of every variety.
A full assortament of I ardlen Set ls, fromu
Landlreth. (,uaranteed fr4-hand geunine )
ITittAl(ICO. SN FF ANI) CIlGARS.
PURE 1FWINES ANt) LIQCORS
For Mledical use only.
The underisigned, assisted by his son. do
votes hi, time alnu~rit entilrly to compounding
and dispensing RELl.I BlhE ME'DICLNE'S.
Hloping thuis, by unilremiittinig devotion to his
calling and t sincere desire to milt the waits
of his f~rie~nds and customaers. to continue to
deserve their patronage and eat,-ini.
oct-P' Apothceari, &e.
11 CARRIAGE SHOP.
'fhlaktutl for the patronage
htretotlre extented to me by
the citizens oft St. Landry. I solicit a further
coniltitation of their favors; and teg leave
to litiira theu that I will always be ready to
accon I l date therm in any branilh It my lms
ines . nt reasonable pr~ices" fur ensh only. All
Worn: hereaf'ter if not laid for on delivery will
1,: charge"1 ten Ill r cent. additional fur imine
I Ent e on hanld Hla)ks and Huaggies Which I
l!uie to order. S. P. CLA11K.
Opelousas..January l0, 1t S. 1ittf
R E i-ItMLIENtr) BY THfiE MEI)ICAL
It acuty of Opelouans. WYhat 1
IPE Y S AROMlA TIC WINE ;llTTERS'.
A good and pune Tonic, scientifically vma
ponuded, not mlixed at random, Iaref~ully thleor
iited, and p -lfected, 1)% yers of itudly nand
close observation, as to its adaption to relieve
um]rbidl conditions of fthe stemn, ,uch as:
TIouiiid Lirr, Loss hf tljypjtile, Ija-:tpfcIt or
a1,0 qu iui I)idpstion, . errousiess andl its traia
of tunse~less ills. (hlt' I) ets. It bottle. [ot I"
The nudersigned respectfully informs hire
friends .nor the public that he has re-opened
his Livery Stable at his sam11(0 old stand on
Slain St.. and is prepared to acclumindate
the traveling puilic with Hlorses, llacks Bng
gies., &c., Oin reasonable terms. 1Pf' Horses
fed and cared for.
0- lyt . J .31. 3. JOHNSTON.
OPELOUSAS TIN BRPP.
Landry Street, Breren Main" (l'd Cohn,
(Near the Post Otlice).
, YERY description of copper, tin, and
I'i sheet iron work done at short notice.
Alt tinds of tinwalre fr sale. Also, BUCK'S
BRILLIANT ('IOKING STOVE[:.
March 3--l y) W. LIG ITLEY.
C MORNHINVEG & J ISANTIN,
F AKE pleasnre in announcing to their
II friends and the public that they have
opened their tailor establislanent, on Bellevue
Street. adjoiitug the Opelos' s Tlii Shop, iim
nu-diatel~y opposite Blonah & Iunpru's burnt
store, where they aree ready to make to order
men and boys' clothing, on short notice, and a
IjOSEYS B ITTEERS 11 AVE BEEN IN USE
for nmrmy years. Our Physicians know
their formula, and have prescribed them al
ways in preference to any of the thousand and
oiii bad w/iiskei/ comiiiouids now flooding the
cointry. They mutitrially aid in enring Chills
and Ferer, enlarged Sp/rei, and il/I kindred
diseases. One bottle (50 cents only) will satis
fy you of this. Oct45
F1.OMI the plantation of Mrs. E. Wartelle,
'near (ipelol ns . about the last of August,
a iladck Americun lillv, about two years old,
and hranmded about tins -.x en the shoulder.
Sie has two or three white feet, and is a nat
ural pacer. A liberal reward will be given for
her deliverv at the (Ciim1 Office.
imtiber 11th, 1 b3. 52tf
GAIL. WAIRTE LLE, Auctioneer.
Otfice with F. F. Perrodin, Esq.
ORDERS left in his absence will receive
prompt attention. augd3tjy.
'NOTIC'E ! ' O'I ICE 1
LL the latest and most prominent News
papers, Periodicals, and Magazines re
ceived daily, and for sale at Publiishers' rates,
by the undersignrtt at the Post Ollice.
P. J. LEFEIIVRE, Post Master.
Opelousas, Sept. 20, 1873. f
' REGULAR meeting of the St. Landry
. Medical and Surgical Association will be
held at Opelousus. the first Monday of every
month, at 10 o'elonk A. M.
VINCENT BOAGNI, M. U.
JAMES RAY, M. D., &Seratory. (l5-ly
GORI)Y U.'. A.". CIIAPTEI. 32,
meets at the Hlirmble Cottage Lodge,
No. 1I, at iipelonas, the first Tuesday after
the full moon, at 7 o'clock P. M.
JAS. RA Y, II. P.
K. II. BODEM LLER,Secretary. (Augt;t'
ADOLPHIE ALEX. MOIT'O\,
COTTON AND) SUGAR FACTOR
Commniis--ion Moroc utt t.
No. 186 Co mnon Street,
NEw ORLEANs. aug41
A. MEYNIER, JR.,
FORCADE dl- MEYNIER,
No. 55 Peters Street, Near Bienville,'
NEw ORLEANs, LA.
CONSIGNMENTS OF EGGS, CHICKENS
and all Country Products sold at the
Highest Market Prices. [Aug.2, 1873-ty
RICHARD SLOWER. J. 8. FLOWER.
RICHARD FLOWER & CO.
No. 62 Carondelet St.,
32-ly] NEW ORLEANS.
J. L. COURET,
Cotton and Sugar Factor,
GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANT,
No. 18. Conti Street,
37tf.] NEW ORLEANS, LA.
THE OPELOUSAS COURIER.
PUBLISHED ON SATURDAY
Subseription-Three Dollars per year, pay
able inrariably in advance.
Adreriising-Fifty Cents per square for the
first insertion and Twenty-i ive Cents for each
subsequent insertion. Eight lines or less
constitute a square.
All advertisements sent in for publication
will be inserted in English and French (unless
otherwise ordered) until the publisher shall
judge it convenient to discontinue.
Candidates to public favors will pay Fifteen
Dollars each, in advance, if they wish to be
Obituary Notices, Cards of Thanks, &c., to
be paid for as advertisements.
Personal cards, when admissible, to hl
charged at the rate of twenty cents per line,