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Vol. 1. Opelousas, (Louisiana) February 5th. 1853. No. 9.
THE COURIER, PUBLISHED ON SATURDAnY BY JOEL H. SANDOZ & ANDREW MEYNIER. CONDITIONSb. Subseription, for one year, payable in advance, three dollars. if paid at fhe end of t)he year, four dol lars. No subieription will be received for a period less than one year. A subscriber wishing to dis continue, must give a writtte notice to that effect, and settle up all arrearages. Jdverit :-Foer one square not exceeding the spte. oft!in limes, one dollar for the first insertion. and fiftyv centsfor each subsequent inserti.on, Lemger adverti(seilwet will be charged aceordingly. All the advertisements will be inserted in french sndenglish until ordered outs or until the editors shall judge it convenient to discontinue the publi cation. A liberal deduction made on advertisements in serted for long period. No advertisementor subscription will be stopped nntil all the arrearages are paid, anless at the option of the publishers. Noelection tickets or other jobs printed without the money, or the person ordering them to be print ed is a responsible person. Ten dollars inadvance will invariably be required for the announcement of candidates for office. By th e ndersigned, a public Auedio..er, is and for the Parish of St. Landry. r/IIE public are hereby informed that the e will be sold, at public sale, to the last and hi hest bidder, by the undersigned, atBthe last residence ofthe late George W. Ad dison, late of the Parish of St. Landry, in the Town of Opalousas, On Friday, the 11th February next, and the following day, if necessary, all the property hereinafter described, belonging to the Estate of said late Geo. W. Addison, to wit: A JT OF GROUND, situated in the Town of Opelouns, fronting on Landry Street, bounded on the North by the property belonging to William Mason, on the West by property belonging to Mrs. Laro chette, on the South by said Landry Street, and on the Est by- Street, together with all and singular the Buildings & Improvements thereon erected, lteing the last residence of said deceased. A FRACTION OF A Lot of Ground, fronting on Court Street, having twenty feet front by frty-five feet in depth, bounded Torth by theproperty of Thbeom II. Lewis, and South aud East by the property of Jesse Hayes, together with the building thereon, kown as the office of the Opelousas Gazette. A CERTAIN 'TIACT OF LAND, situate in the Parish of St. Landry, on what iseU 1. $ ,-O., being the East half of the 8a -f*t Quarter o Betols No. thir ty-two, in Township No. one, South of the 81st degree of th de ofange No. two East ofthe basis Meridin ontining seventy. nine aeI iand 71 h~bhdredtih, and also the Wei half of the tSouth-Easu Q ntter of the aforesaid Seetion, Towmship &c. tc. contain ing ala seventy-pine aores & 71 hundredths, maki.gi ia:ll ope hundbred and fitt-nine and 42 huandith superfoiWa acres. r hot ,i' Wo ntle, .opdid Ba xuchte, _one ld Buggy, one horse cstl t -e priotfg mnatetials of he O p s aCGaette, Mconsgta in type, case stnd &Ac. j 'iAmv. oie clock; bed and I, fniture, kit P ;i tneszts, ais grat siany uoa t- u Ieteenum egsl annuarl froa y of A iuext; tst o ast one th yable on the fr thiron the let da .ýt third on "the tI a1I ilivf paid t888> to bia " the per pa -an? orb ..ttarswro srAx owný three Hucses gam sett of Ems.e.es. For* z:h SMr. iPlaqueminel Brnle, January Itn, 1$5l. PROFESSIONAL NOTICES; &., Blacksmith's Shop. THE undersignedhaving rent Sed the shop, lately occupied by Alexis Lague, where he is ready to execute all orders concerning the black smith trade. He respectfully solicits a share of public patronaURRL. THOMAS URRELS. Grand Coteau, 11th )December--3m. UNION HOTEL, THE subscriber having pur chased the HOTEL, formerly own ed by F. Martel, and more re cently by Jas. O. McCleland, in Opelousas, respectfully informs the public that he is now prepared to receive boarders and travellers who may patronize this establishment. The long experience of the subscriber in this line of business, as well as the care and attention with which he will conduct his house, and the moderate charges he will exact will entitle him, he hopes, to a share of the public patronage. Call and try me! CHRISTOPHER STEEL. Opelousas, 11th December 1852--3m. The undersi gned will fur nish Coffins on short notice 4 at reasonable prices. The use of his Her se will be giv . en without charge to pat rons. Residence, old Louaillier's store, near the Catholic Church. SILAS HARRIS. Opelousas, December 18th 1852. OPELOUSAS ACADEMY, Rev Thos. RAND Jr, A, M. Principal. M R. RAND would inform his patrons and the publie that he will re-open his School on Tuesday the 4th of January, to con tinne it without intermission, till the 1st of July. He is prepared, with a supply of teachers, to give instruction in the English, French, Spanish, German, Latin and Greek languages; also in Vocal and Instrumental Music. Any person wishing for further information concerning the School, is invited to call at the School-Rooms where he may see, and examine fbr himself the plan of instruction, and the proficiency of the pupils. Circulars containing a full statement of the course of studies, and of prices, may be had at the office of the Opelousas Courier, at the Academy, and at the store of Messrs. T. C. Anderson & Co., Washington. Opelousas, 25th December 1852. House for :Sale. THE undersigned offers his erty for s ,.situated. on UUeetaiu o . q pe, in O us id property `'co iSieS of 'half a lot of grodId fron o E Minb : Vine and Unionstreets, mothe oeatre of the vil lage, with a dwelling house, kitchen, &c. J.OHN FRANCISCO. 9,pelousas, January 8th, 1853.-3m. J. V. Gourdain. Charles Kerr. Q U 8t ·ENROH ERTt , We. 2, Conti street, NEW ORLEANS. 14th June 1852-1y. 0. Priersn. Jobt. Conway. ,t $i, 'FWWLER & Co. C. , asiugagr Factors. 59 Crdenet st. 59, NEW ORLEANS July 3rd 185 2-ly. Luclus J. l er)i Dirtrict Copurt. i 0.. Toleda; No. 58905 BY virt~6ofah odriit efthe District Court, Sin and for the Parish of St. Landry and State of &E~I in the vbmerpetleaniraill lbeafexd at Pu)lie S4ary 4if A of M4.Mar 1.858,, om. WItB&thed1o'af1,OleA M.i. ad 4q ipitWif aeoaary; upon er which may e ired by law,' Sabwia &ait3.bed _';iealdiIpiortion of lad situated in the to flite *rlot ninetyi . * rai hundred and sity. i fepht faOnag Main et boei street, on the N. iW Wor' lots formerly be lto Andre La.trapes a. d South - by _ º ý and Mar etinewithnts thereon.ARhe 22nd. January, 1853. EDUCATION & LEGAL NiOTICES, BOARDING & DAY-SCHOOL 7OR 7 0lN ZLADIES. SUPERINTEND BY MISS BERCIER. rTHE proximity of this Institution to the town, offers all the advantages desirable for a house of education. The students will be the object of constant and assiduous care and solicitude. Miss Ber cier will exert herself to develop in her stu dents the qualities of the heart, as well as to form and cultivate the faculties of the mind. She is convinced that any instruction to be fructuous and solid, must rest on moral and religious basis. The English language will be taught by a lady, attached to the institution. The course of instruction will embrace a progressive course of reading, writing, the study of the French and English languages, arithmetic, geography, history and all kind of needle works. The terms per quarter are as follows: Instruction, - - - - $ 9 00 Boarding, - - - - 24 00 Music, - - - - 18 00 Opelousas, 11th Dec. 1852.-3m. PROFESSOR DEMPSTER, BEGS to inform the parents, and guardians of children in St. Martinsville, that on Monday first, the 8th of November, hir clas ses will be transferred to the house formerly occupied by Mine. Fretchou, Port street-; where he will be happy to receive his former pupils. Having secured the scrvices of a french professor, the classes in that language will be conducted with the same attention as those in English. But perceiving the peculiar importance of the english language; and that, in this quar ter, the knowledge of it has now become es sential. Mr. Dempster has determined that the classes in english shall be made at both sitting of the school, forenoon and afternoon; and the children [except those learning french exclusively] shall be required to speak only english, as well at recreation as in school. Pupils may enter for either language, or both. N. B.--Pupils coming from a distance, can be boarded witb an excellent family. TERMS, " $4 per month. St. Martinsville, Nov. 6th 1852. BOARDING AND DAY-SCHOOL, FOR YOUNG LADIES. Superintend by Mrs. Renaud, (born Traber,) in Opelousas. SIHE proximity of this institution in the .1 Town of Opelousas, (Late Residence of Mr. Labjche,) affords a most convenient, and healthy situa tion; the dormitories, classes, study rooms and of recreations leave nothing to desire. The students will receive the principles of a good and solid education, base on a reli gious instruction. The course of instructions will embrace lec tures adapted to the advancement of the stu dents, Writing, the study of the French Lan guage, and more particularly the English, (eography, the Sphere, Arithmetic, Sacred History, ancient and modern, and all descrip tions of needle work. All the french classes are under the direc tion of Mrs. Renaud, Superintendent of that institution. The English language, to which a particu la care will be granted, will be taught.by a special mistress. Moreover, an under-mistress, speaking the 'french and english languages, is expressly charged of the continual superintendence, re quired in a Young Ladies' institution. In their recreations, their dormitories and at study, and in all their occupations, they shall never be alone. Every thing concerning the personal ser vice of the students is confided to a white ser rant. Each student must be furnished with one mattrase and bolster, one red counterpane, one musquitto-bar, one cover, one table knife one tumbler. UT rorax-A straw hat trimmed in white, For Winter-A grey merino dress, trim med with black velvet. For Sunmmer-A rose and white dress. The bed doth and "dresses is left to the choice of the parente. - The terms per quarter are as follows, to wit: Itstitution,--1s t class, $ 12 00 " 2d class, 10 00 Music, 18 00 BcudiDg,: - 25 00 SOpelua.s, Ded'eamber 18th 1852.---m TR SPECTF1ULLY announce the citizens 1 of St.:Landry and surrounding country, tha he has permanently located himself ip letousas, where he is ready to receive or ders for varnishing and ornamenting old iunitures, of every description, old waiters made cyia to neto, paper hanging, fire Screens, painted in tlowers,fans, 4c. 4.c. For orders or more particulars, apply to the Editois of the Opelousas Courier. Opelousnas, February 21st 185.l-,1y. IALLY! RALLY! RALLY ! :THE undersigned heretofore a gentof Mr. W. W. Thompson, of New Orleans, informs his friends & the public that he has. become his partner, and, in consequence, offers his whole stock at great reduced prices. Persons wishing bar gains are requested to visit his establishment. Positively no humbutg, and goods are of fered cheaper tlan can ever be purchased here. Clothings and Fancy Goods are offer ed almost at cost. C. A. GENIN. Opelousas, 11th Dec. 1852--2m. BUSINESS CARDS, &C. TAKE NOTICE. Call to see Myer & Alexanders. WASHINGTON. Wholesale & Retail Establishment for BARGAINS. ,BI . M~. & A., are now receiving, by every Boat from the NorthernL~ markets, a heavy supply of every description of Merchandize, embracing Dry Goods, fine Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps and Ladies fine D)resses. ALSO-A large supply of jewelry of the latest fashion, embracing Diamonds, fine Gold and Silver Watches, from the best makers in England. Ladies and Gent's fine Gold Chains, Gold Spectacles, %4c. R7-We kindly invite the Ladies and Gen tlemen to give us a call. We offer at W-holesale or Retail, at a very small advance. Washington, (La..) October 16th 1852. T. M. WATKINS, SADDLER. A NNOUNCE respectfully to the citizens of St. Landry, that he has just re-open ed, corner of Main and Carribre streets, a new and elegant. SADDLERY SHOP, where he will keep constantly on hand every article con cerning his trade. Tn point of workmanship he defies competition. All orders promptly attended to. His prices will be moderate, for cash or to punctual dealers on a short credit. Washington, (La.,) July 10th 1852-l1y. \\ ASIII GTON DRUG STORE, T HE undersigned ,yould inform his friends and the Public that he is now receiving from New Orleans, a fresh-and complete stock of DRUGS and MEDECINES, and will continue the business at the store lately oc cupied by Dr. Hardy, next to the store of T. C. Anderson & Co. He has employed a com petent Druggist and chemist to attend to put ting up prescriptions. &c., and will take pleasure in waiting upon those who will favor him with their patronage. S. D. ALLIS. Washington, (La.,) August 7th 1852-3m. HOME MANUFACTURE! The undersigned beg leave to informl the public in general that he is now prepared to furnish to order, at the shortest notice and on reasonable terms, CAR RIAGES, B UGGiES, 4c. Also, carria. ges repaired as usual at the shortest notice, and on reasonable terms. The undersigned is also ready to execute all orders in the Blaclksmith Business, Horse Shoeing &c. A share of public patronage is respectfully solicited. JOSEPH GIBBS. Opelousas, February 2d 1852-ly. "TL.O'TI.'EL T HE undersigned having received his com mission as a Public Auctioneer, for this Parish, offers his services to the public and to his friends. He takes the opportunity to offer to all ad ministrators of successions who shall employ him as Auctioheer, to make for t]hem, without extra charegs all the necessary tableaux to render their accounts. ROBERT BENGUEREL. Opelousas, February 7th 1852-ly. Notice to the Public. iT HE undersigned, merchants in Washing ton, wishing to close their business, in that town, and dissolve the partnership, an nounce to the'public in genera- that they will sell off their large stock of Goods at cost, but only for cash. Persons indebted to them are requested to come and settle in the shortest delay. GOLDMAN & KAUFMAN. Washington, 11th Dec. 1852.-ly. Courtois & Didier, COOKS 4- PAS TR Y COOKS. RESPECTFULLY announce to the public that they have establish ed themselves in Opelousas, and that they offer their services as Cooks and Pastry Cooks to the citizens of Opelousas. *They will receive orders forWedding En tertainments complete, Banguets, also for Cakes aind Bonbonsfoieveni parties. They solicit a share of public patronage. Opelota, 11th Dee 185..-ly,. FOR NEW ORLEANS, The good safe Steamer, s 8oGNIA. J. JOHNSTON MASTER. -7 IL leave Washington on -Wednes days at 10 A. M:, and returning, leve New Orleans on Saturdays at 12 M. The Sydonia was built expressly for this trade, is well adapted, being safe and comfortable, al so well supplied with the late improvements for the proteotion of lives and property. Eve ry exertion will be made by the officers to give satisfaction. P. S,--Consignees will please notice that freights cannot possibly be delivered from the warehouses unless the cash is paid or bills re ceipted back to shippers for payment. 15th January 1853. JUDICIAL ADVEBTISEMENTSI Sheriff's Sale. STATE OF LOUISIANA. N. & W. Offutt District Court. vs. St. Landry. Philip Carroll. No. 5233. B Y virtueff a writ of alias fi. fa., issued in the above entitled suit by the District Court, in and for the Parish of St. Landry, and to me directed, will be -xposed to Public Sale for Cash, at the Court House of this Par ish, on Saturday the fifth day of February 1853, commencing at the hour of 11 o'clock, A. M., and from. day to day if necessary, all the right, title, interest and demand of Philip Carroll in and to the following property, sei zed to satisfy said writ, to wit : The part of a House and Lot Of ground sit uated in the Town of Opelousas, on the Corner of Court street nnd Landry street, forme ly occupied by Lewis and Abraham Andrus as a store. HARRISON ROGERS, Sheriff. Sheriff's Office St. Landry, i January 1st. 1852. Henry L. Garland. Louis Lastrapes. GARLAND & ASTRAPES, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. W TILL exercise their profession in the different Courts of the 15th Judicial District. Their office is in Opelousas. February 23d, 1852-1y. Sheriff's Sale. STATE OF LOUISIANA. Lucius J. Dnprd, admr. ) District Court. nv. St. Landry. Jean Dubourdieu. No. 5992. B Y virtue of an order of seizure and sale, ) issued in the above entitled suit, by the District Court, in and for the Parish of St. Landrv. and tome directed, will be exposed to Public Sale, for Cash, at the Court House of this Parish, on Satur day the fifth day of February 1853, commencing at the hour of 11 o'clock. A. M., and from day to day, if necessary, all the right, title, interest and demand of Jean Dubourdieu, in and to the following proper ty, seized to satisfy said writ. to wit: A certain Tract of Land, purchased by said Du bourdieu, from the deceased, by act before Yves Da vy, notary public, on the 2d day of October 1850, and being described as situated in the Parish of St. Landry, in the town of Opelousas, having 61 feet front more or less, on the principal street, bounded North by the lots belonging to Stephen Duel, East by the principalor Main street, South by the lots belonging to Magdelaine Lefevre, f. w. c., and West by Road street, together with all the Buildings and Improvements thereon. HARRISON ROGERS, Sheriff Sheriff's office, St. Landry, January 1st, 18.53. 1Sheriff s Sale. STATE OF LOUISIANA. In matter of Succession of Manette Duplessis, de ceased-Sixth District Court-Parish of West Baton Rouge-No. 427. BY virtue of an order of the Honorable Sixth District Court, in and for the Pa rish of West Baton Rouge and State of Louisiana, & tome directed in the above entitled suit, will be offered at public auction, at the Court House of this Parish, on Saturday the fifth day of March 185i, commencing at the hour of 11 o'clock A. M., and "continued fromday to day, if necessary, the follow ingdescribed property belonging to the succession of Manette Duplessis, deceased, inventoried and ap praised as follows, to wit: The one sixth share of a Tract of Land, situated in the Parish of St. Lanary, said State, on the right descending bank of Bayou Courtableau, containing about three hundred arpents (superficial) more or less, bounded in the rear by Bayou Carron, and on the one side by land of the heirs of Vedrine, known as McGarry or Vedrine Land, (said land is inven toried as belonging in partto the estate of Manette Duplessis, deceased wife of Jacques Blanchard. Termsofsale--Cashfor the one sixth of said undi vided share: for the remaining five sixths, a credit of six and twelve months will be given, payable in two equal instalments; purchasers to furnish secu rity to the satisfaction of the administrator or his attorney in fact. HARRISON ROGERS. Sheriff. Sheriff's Office, St. Landry,22d January 1853. SHERIFF'S SALE. STATE OF LOUISIANA. George W. Haygood) District Cours. vs. Parish of St. Landry. Wnm. F. Davis, adm. No. 5617. B Y virtue of a writ of alias fi. fa., issued in the above entitled suit, by the District Court, in and for the Parish of St. Landry, andto me directed, will be exposed to public sale, on the plantation of defendant, on the Atchafalaya, in this parish, on Saturday, the 5th day of February, A. D., 1853, at twelve months' credit, being the second and last ex posure, purchasers giving bond with security, with interest at eight per cent. from the day of sale until paid, all the right, title, interest and demand of Wm. F. Davis, adm., &c., in and to the following property, seized to satisfy said writ, to wit: A certain Tract of Land, situated on the Atchafalaya River, in the Parish of St. Lan dry, containing one hundred and thirty acres, more or less, bounded on the East by the At. chafalaya, on the North by lands of Hill and Taylor, on the South by the land of E. W. Taylor and on the West by Public Domain, together with all the Baudingt aad -mpove ments thereon. And also, a Negro-man, named Budd, aged 27 years, a Mulatto-boy, named Duron, aged 8 years and Jane, Griffe-girl, aged 5 years. -[rThe two last mentioned children, Jane and Duron were pointed out by the defend ant, Winm. F. Davis, in absence oftheir mother who is still living and now in the State of A labama. HAJRRISON ROGERS, Sherif. Sheriffs Office, St. Landry, 15th of January 1853. SURVEYING. TOHN McDONALD, will promptly attend to any Surveying confided to hin. Office at Charles N. Baler's Main Street Opelousas. Opelou~.~, May 8th 1l52-ly. JUDICIAL ADVERTISEIEXTS Public Sale. B Y virtue of an order from the Honorable the District Court, in and for the Parish of Vermilion, wipe offered for sale, at pub lic auctior. to the highest and last bidder through the ministry of a public auctioneer, On Monday, 7th February, 1853, at the Court-House, in the town of Opelou. sas, the following described property, situated in the Parish of St. Landry, belonging to the succession of Robert Perry, deceased, late of the Parish of Vermillion, to wit. A Certain Tract of Land, containing 5 arpents front by forty in depth, situated on Bayou Chicot, together with all THE BE LDINGS AND IMPROVE S MENTS thereon. A TRACT OF LAND, adjoining the above, containinj about 50 s cres, commonly called the Stc~n'. place. A TRACT OF LAND, being the North part of Lots Nos. 1 and 2. of Section 10, Township 3 South, Range 1 East oontaining 40 acres. A Lot'of Ground, in the village of Bayou Chicot, being the as me now occuspied by Jas. Akeuhead asastore, containing 1J acre, more or less, with all the B UILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS thereon. The North-West Quarter of Section 26, Township 3 South, Range 4 East, containing 162 74 acres. The East half of North-East qua".r See tion 23, Township 4 South, Range 5 East. Also, the West half of North-West quarter Section 24, Townshin 4 South, Range 5 East containing together $8 01 acres. The North-East quarter of Section 32, Township 2 South, Range 4 East, and so much of the East half of the South-East quar ter of Section 31, in Township 2 South, Ran ge 4 East, as is within the Parish of Saint Landry, containing together 177 85 acres. The South-West quarter of Section 32, in Township 2 South, Range 4 East, containing about 247 65 acres, more or less. The North-West quarter of Section 83, Township 2 South, Range 4 East, containing about 160 44 acres. The North-East quarter of Section 88, Township 2 South, Range 4 East, containing about 160 44 acres. The North-Wess quarter of Section 34, Township 2 South, Range 4 East, containing about 126016. The South-West quarter of Section 84, in Township 2 South, Range 4 East, containing about 160 16 acres. The North-West quarter of Section 82, in Township 3 South, Range 4 East, containing about 162 62 acres. The Whole of a Tract or Parcel of situated in Grande Prairie, and known by the name of Hanchett's Tan Yard, containing a bout 195 arpents. TERMS AND CoNDlTIoNs:--Al sums often, dollars and under payable Cash, on the day of sale, and all sums over ten dollars on a cre dit of one, two and three years, from the day of sale, in equal annual payments; purchasers to give their niotes with approved security in solido to the satisfaction of the Administra trix; property to remain specia, mortgaged and hypothecated until the full and final pay ment of said notes, with the interest which may accrue thereon, at the rate of eight per cent per annum, from maturity. Vermilion, January 1st, 1858. Sherifft, Sale. STATE OF LOUISIANA. Auguste Donato, erxr, &c. )District Court. vs. St. Landry. Josephine Tesson, f. w, c. No. 5962. B Y virtue of an order of seizure and sale. issued in the above entitled suit, by the District Court, in and for the parish of Saint Landry, and to me directed, will be exposed to public sale, for Cash, at the Court House of this parish, on Saturday, the ffth day of February, A. D., 1853, commencing at 'the hour of 11 o'clock A. M., and continued from day to day, if necessary, all the right, title, interest and demand of in and to the following property, seized to satisfy said writ, to wit : A certain Lot of Ground, situated in the town of Opelousas, having one half arpeut front by one hundred and sixty-nine feet in depth, adjoining on the South to the land of J. B. Isabelle, on the North to land formerly belonging to Louis Louaillier Senr., on the East to landbelonging to Joseph Hardy and on the West to the twenty feet Which the said Joseph Hardy, her vendor, has reserved be tween the line of P Cahanin for a passage for the said lot, with all the Buildings and Improvements thereon. HARRISON ROGERS, Shersf Sheriff's Office, St. Landry, 1st. January 1853., B. A. MARTEL, Arroa.nx AND COUNSEL.LOR AT LAW. ESPECTFULLY offershis professional I services to his friends and to the publie of the 14th and. 5th Judicial Districts. His office is in Opelousas. Opetousas. 25th Dec. 1852.-1-y. WE2. C' ADflT22. ATTOLRNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW. BEING permanently located in Grand Co i) teau (St. Landry,) will exerrise his pro fession in the Courts of 14fh and 15th Judi cial Districts. (Bnnd Crnt,4ns. December 25th 1 P.2-l-