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Vol. XV. Opelousas, Parish of St. Landry, La., April 18, 1868. No. 45.
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ELECTION.
Office Board of Registrar,
PARISH OF ST. LANDRY,
Opeloubas, La., April 1, 1868.
For fear that the instructions to commissioners
of the election should not reach them through
the papers, the following abstract is made fbr
their guidance, with this additional proviso
that in case no one of the commissioners named
should consent to act under said instructions,
the Deputy Sheriff for the precinct or polling
place is authorized by the Registrars to appoint
others, who will take the required oath in the
manner prescribed. a
ULiE)Q;AR7TEaS, FIFTIH MILITARY D)ISTRICT, I
New ()rlea-ls, La., Ecbruiaryz3d, 1865. t
Special Orders No. t4.
» • , om i. ,ieneur" of election will be - f
quired to take the same' oath of obice taken by
the legistrars, and which may be subscrioed to
before any liegistlrar or ,Justice of the Peace, i
and will be filed with the Chairman of the Board e
for transmittal to these Headquarters.
Two of the colunissioers in each precinct
will be required to act as clerks of the election.
sad care must be taken to select suitable per- 1
sous tor this purl'pose.Hn
By conllandl of Major General Haucock.
GEo. L. HAitTabuF, Ast. Adj. Adj. en.
HEADQUARTERS, FIFT I MILITARY DISTRICT, C
New Orleans. La., March 11, 16 ii.
General Ordcrs No. )o.
[Extract.]
3. Whereas, a Conl\vetion recently assembled {
at New Orleans, La., in collmpliance with Special
Orders No. 1it', .iat these lleadquarters. uated
October z2, l,, didl, in pIliursuace of Ltue ae'ts
of Colgress lientiontdl in said Order, plroceedt
to frame a Constitution and civil government
for the State of Louisiana; and
Whereas, the acts or Congress provide that I
the election fot the ratiticatiol of said Constitu- 1
tion shall be tdulucted ,b tile otheers or persons
appoiuted by the Colnmandinlg Genelral, said
election will be held in the State et Louisiana,
from 7 A. M. to; P1. M., on , he 17th and 1ith
days of April. 186,. at which tilhe registered vo
ters of said state may vote for or or againlst the
Constitution submitted to them by said Conven
tion.
IU. The Boards of Registrars of each Parish
will be soperintendents of and will conduct the
election, and will see that ail the nicesslary pre
ritiolls are made for properly conducting the
same; that due and sulncient notice is given of
the time and object of the electionl, Comlmis
sioners appointed, proper ballut-boxes prepared.
etc.
IV. The election at each precinct will be pre
sided over by the three commissioners, who will
be sworn in tile samte manner as the Registrars.
Should only two of the coummnissionlers be pres
ent, they shall appoint a third; should only one
be present. he shall appoint another, and they
to-ether shall appoint a third.
Each ballot presented by a colored voter will
be marked "Colored," by one of the judges of
election. Poll books will be kept of tile names
of the voters, as at ordinary elections in the
State. As each voter presents his certilicate,
one of the judges will endorse on it "Voted,"
with the date, and sigied by one of the Com
missionlers.
V. Ai the close of the election, tlre comrmis
aloners will carefully count and make duplicate
returns of the result of the election ; stating;
also, in four separate lists, respectively, the
number of white voters fur, the number of col
ored voters for, and the number of eeah against
the Constitution. The ballots will then be re
placed in the ballot-boxes, which will be sealed,
and together with the registration and election
records, will Ihe carried by one of the commis
sioners to the Court House, or place designated,
and turned over to the Board of Registrars.
IX. * As an additional measure to se
cure the purity of the election. each commis
sioner and Registrar is hereby clothed, during
the election, with authority to call uponll the civil
officers of the Parish to nlmkc arr-ests, and in case
of failure of the aforesaid civil officers, are em
powered to perform their duties, during the elec
tion. They will make full report of such fail
ares on the part of civil officers to the Com
manding General of the Fifth Militarty District.
X. All places where intoxicating liquors are
retailed will be closed on the days of election,
and such sate ff liquors is prohibited during
said election days.
By commnaud of Maj. Gon. Hancock :
GO0. L. HARTeuiF, A. A. G.
HEiADQI.ARTRtS, FIREH MILITARY DISTEICT, 1
New Orleans La., March 25, 1868.
Special Orders No. 63. I
1. By an Act of Congrets, Which became a 1
law March 12, 1868, it is enacted: "That here
after any election authorized by the act passed
March twenty.three, eighteen hundred and sixty x
seven, entitled 'An Act supplementary to "'An C
Act to provide for the more efficient government i
of the rebel States;'" passed March two, eight
een hundred and sixty-seven, and to facilitate
their restoration.' shall be decided by a mejori
ty of the votes actually cast. and at the elec
tion in which the question of the adoption or re
jection of any constitution is submitted, any per
sons duly registered in the State may vote in 1
the election district where he offers to vote when
he has resided therein for ten days next pre
ceding suech election, upon presenltation of his
eertitisate of registration, his afidavit or other
satisfactory evi ende, under snch regulations as
the district commanders may prescribe," and,
"That the Constitutional Convention of any of
the States mentioned in the nets to which i.is
is amendatory, may provide that at the time of
voting upon the ratifleation of the Constitution,
the registered voters may vote also for members
of the ouse of Representatives of the United
States, and for all elective officers, provided for j
by the said Constitution- and the same election
oucers who shall make the return of the votes
east on the ratifloation or rejection of the Con
stitution, shall enumerate and certify the votes
east for members of Congress."
In seeordance with the terms of this acet, an
election will be held in the State of Lousiana,
for members of the House of Representatives of
thte United States. and for such State, Judicial,
fshttt , and mnaiip eaffleers and members of
the General Asseubly, as ae provided for in
the Constitution to be submitted to the people
for ratifcation.
This election will be in all respects a part of
the election heretelbreordered in Special Orders
No. 55, dated March 11, 1868, from these Hiead
quarters, subject only to such modifications as
may be required by theabove mentonead act of
Congres.
Any person duly registere in the State of
I;ousiama, may vote in any eleetion district,
ward or preeinct, provided he has resided for
ten days, next preceeding the electiou. in the
district, ward or precinct, where he offers to vote,
upon presentation of his certiflocate of registra
tibo, or, an ar of his havin lost esuch certill
este, upon Iis affidavit of his registration, in
which shall bb set forth the fact of such loss,
and that he has not voted lgtbre at the present
election, br-upoa such other evidence of these
-itt as may be satisfactory to the ommission
ers of Elde otC .
The ballots to be cast "for" or "against" the
,F' .stttu timt shall have on them-priated, gr in
urtup4rhe mames of the several off cers voted
, ' ex its provisions, and the returns of the
'etloe+ will1e made to the Comaniding Gen-.
Stal, areiated in paragraph 3, of SpeOeal Or
ders No. 55, above reerred tO.
g eeamiandof &Bevet Major Gemeral R. (.
(EO. UL 3RTSUFPe
w toitcrt : Assistatn Atjttant GenWeral.
6h accordance with the above oaers
hem Headquarters, Fifth Military Dil
tiet, a election will be held at the pre
I·.imt tliroughout the Parish of St. Lan
It a-,Ir the ofcernamed, on thei7th
ariftSth of Adll, 1868, and at the same
1m.e: vtots will be ema. for or against the
Contitution.
" OFIpFjEB8 TO BE VOTED FORE
, Govornor,
, Lsalei $t= are iGovernor,
A ecrertar of State,
An Attorne º ne oral.
s tate T`reasurert,
A State Auditor of Public Accounts,
A State Superintendent of Public Edu
cation,
A member of Congress for the Fourth TD
t~ongressional District,
A Judge of the District Conirt, for the for
Eighth Judicial Disteict, witi
Two State Senators, COt
Four members of the General Assem- sfr
bly, bide
A Judge of the Parish Court, ith,
A Clerk of the District Court, Tu
A Sheriff of the Parish,
A Coroner of the Parisih?
A District Attorney, late
A Recorder of the Parish,
One Justice of the Pence for each ward, '
as at present provided for by law,
One Constable tor each Justice's Court,
throughout the Parish, situ
Six members of the Police Jury, one six
for each Police Jury ward, II
Members of the Town Councils for the le,
dittlrent corporated Towns in the Parish, nan
as at present provided for by law. firs
PRECINCTS: son
The following are the precincts and 'I
polling places established by law in St. Tre
Lanudry; and the names of the commis- I
sioners selected, who will carefully ob
serve and obey the instructions pres
cribed in the orders quoted above :
1-Opelousas, at the Court House, un
der the superintendence of A H Gra
denigo, Chas H. Potier and F. A. King.
2d.-Washington, at the Toutn Hall.
under the superintendence of Luther trig
Pickett, G W Morgan and George the
Luther ; sol
3d.-Gros Chevrenuil, at M. Emonet's. est
under the superintendence of Arcade or
tEmonet, FrangCois Robin and Louis La- mil
loinde; he]
3d.-Arnaudville, at Aladin Durio's
Coffee House; under the superintendence the
of Dr J C Mills, Louis Kerlegand and int
Alfred Portal; den
4.-Grand Coteau, at A. F. Estilette's dr'
Coffee House, under the superintendence
of Chas B Smith, Theodore Devalcourt
and Armand Richard ; sit
5.-Bellevue, at the School House, un- col
der the superintendence of Urbain La- lee
vergue, Eucher Lavergne and P H Ashe; So
6.-Lower Plaquemine, at the store of an
P. Keough, under the superintendence ge
of Julien Richard, Solomon W Andrus gn
and Joseph Harmon;
6.-Queue Tortue, at Onez. Trahan's, cry
under the superintendence of Aurdlien fu
Arceneatl, Oz6mB Trahan, and Ondzime! ve
Trahan ; ill
.--Queue Tortue, at the store of Da- sp
nonville Bernard, under the superinten- re
dence of Don Louis Breau, J. H Hulf- Inm
power and Wm Huffpower;
7.-Upper Phiquemine, at Joseph E.
Daigle's, under the superintendence of
'Jos E Daigle, William Clavier and Omer E
. Daigle;
7-Pointe-aux-Loups, at A. $. Cart's,
under the superintendence of Joseph La- (
vergne, Mathieu Pousson and Y Sensat; ap
8--ois Mallet, at Pierre Derbanne's, lag
under the superintendence of R H Lump- ce
kius. Pierre Derbannue and C Steel;
8--Bois Mallet, at L D Verret's, under in
the superintendence of Jae Hamberlin.
Nathaniel Jenkins and
e8-Faquetaique, at Valentin Savoie's,
uinder the superintendence of Francois,
Derosier, Lucien H Maggee and Gustave
C. Fontenot;
9--Chatuignier, at Dorsin P. Lafleur's,
e under the superintendence of John Cook, 1
1 Alphonse Manuel and ThLoph Fontenot; o
9-Ville Plate, at Th6oph. Fontenot's,
under the superintendence of Emile La- n
tour, Mark Lazarro and Prosper Daire;
10-Bayotu Chicot, at the store of Jas.
Akenhead, under the superintendence of a
Geo C Wolff, John C. Gsifaith and Thos v
H Thompson;
S10-Pine Prairie; at Chhrles Johnson's,
.y under the superintendence of J P Todd;
0 C Griffith ahd David Clark;
11-Old Grand Prairie, at Joachim Or
tego's, under the superintendence of Z6
non Lafleur, Israel Giillory and Syriac
Guillory ;
12-Bayoiu Bufnt; at the School House,
in under the superinteiidence of P P Street,
in Jas Reed, Sr, and E Galleger;
12-Moundville, at Fitch's, under the
" superintendence of Ira Tllaydr, F. M.
as Waittelle aad Luther Thayei· .
13-Atchafalaya, at W. W. Chishblffi's
9' store, under the superintendence of W.
of F Davis, John J Clow and Jas E Linsey;
1, 3-Atcehafalaya, at John Lyons', tn
der the superintendence of -
14-Waxia, at the School House, under
on the superintendence of Dr M E Demaret,
tea John Fahey and R H Sullivali;
an- 15-Bayou Rouge, at John E. Fritli's;
tes under the superintendence of-
15-PetitePrairie, at the School House,
us, nder the superintendence of Jno Dunn,
of Geore Moss and John Moss;
i' ~--Baon Ropuge, at the store of Jon
in athan L. Morris, under the nuperintend
pie ence of Leroy Havard, Josiah Scott and
H, W. Robinet;
of 16--Mamouth, at Joe. Landreneaux'A,
u. underthe superintendence of Flix Mo
i as nri, Joachim Landreneae and Jno Teal;
1of Z--Plaisance, at the Coffee House of
of Pierre Monilld, under the superintend
i ence of Frangois Seneit, Israel Vasseur
foand Emile Poiret;
the 18-Mermento, at or near J. Wright's,
' under the superintendence of Win. Cot
i trell, Jsaae oesett a~id Pierre Oblane ;
in 18--Lyona' Point, at Placide Leblanc's,
u nuder:the superintedendence of M Brousn
nt ard, Wm Sarver and H Stats;
18-Queue Tortmq, at Dupr6 Plaisa.ce,
undSr the superintendence of Gee Buff
ti power, Th os Hupower and A. Perry:
19-Cdul~e Croche, at Scbhool House,
the under the superintendence of J S Milleri
en-.! Alex W Smith and Marcel Richard. "
M. D, KAVANAGH,
c. [Sigmeda GOo. N. .LQER8,
T. G. COMPTON,
e .dgistrars.
rL. Aprl 4, 1868. 43
POST ELY IG ORE CREDIIl
VERY LOW 101 CASH!
apportonft to am ause t6
·~~~~~~~w willlr-i~ fromp·Certt
tbis dat., e ll osl fr sad at mesh priges
tt tes aubt msatiy eaw body. _,
Au this~adebted toe amý ls calolmth
514300, DUPUS & CO.
op~e~pIsidKso ~ - -
Public Sale.
Estate of Henry Johnson, dec'd.
BY virtue of the powers in me vested by law,
as iberiff and ex-oificio Auctioneer in and
for the Parish of St. Landry, and in conformity
with an order emanating from the Honorable the
Court of the S3venth Judicial District of the
State of Louisiana, and to nie directed, I will of- i
fer for sale, at public sale, to the last and highest
bidder, before the Court House door of this Par
ish, in the town of Opeloutas, on
Tuesday, 21st April next, 1868,
the following described tract of land, belonging
to the succession of 'aid Henry Johnson, dec'd.
late of the Parsh of Poiute Coupfe, to-wit:
A CYFRTAIN
situated in the Parish of St. Landry, containing
six thubdred and forty acres, about twenty-five
mi;es from the Court House ofO(),elouss. on the
Westside of the r'.ad kadilg fror s.thence to A
lekandria, in Piairie Martlon, confirmed in the
name of John Chavers, and the certificate of cou
firmation issued in the name of said Henry John
son.
Terms and conditions:-Cash in United States
Treasury Notes.
SAS: G. HAYES,
Sheriff and ex-officio Auctioneer.
Opelonsas 21st March 1868.
Public Sale.
.state of Jean Marie Durand, dee'd .
B Y virtue of an order of the Hion. the
Court of the Eightth Judicial 1)is
trict of the State of Louisiana, in andl fior
the Parish of St. Landry, there will be
sold at public sale, to the last anti high
est bidder, by the undersigned Curator,
or through the Iit.' =try of a duly com
missioned Auctioneer, on the plantation
hereinafter described on
THURSDAY, May 7th, 1868,
the following described property belong
ing to the Estate of Jean Marie Durand,
deceased, late of the Parish of St. Lan
dry, to wit:
A Tract of Land,
situated at Bayou Mallet, in this Parish,
containing two hundred arpents, more or
less, bounded North by Public lands, I
South and East by lands of E. H. Martin,
and West by land of Jean Gallot, to
gether with the buildings and improve
ments thereon.
Terms and Conditions:-Twelve months
credit from day of sale;-purchaser to
furnish his note with two good and sol
vent securities in solido, with 8 per cent
interest from maturity until paid; and
special mortgage and vendor's privilege
retained on the property until final pay
ment. LOUIS CHARIUE,
Curator.
Opelousas, April 4th, 1868.
Estate of Jonathan sHarris, dec
District Court, Parish of St. Landry.
(RIMEL HINCKLEY, of the Parish of St.
, Landry, having applied by his petition to be
appointed Dative Testamentary Executor of the
last Will and Testament of Jonathan Harris, de
ceased. late of the Parish of St. Landry;
Therefore, any person intending to make oppo
altiont tt the s.id app,,inotment, will file the same
in writing at my office in the town of Opelousas,
.ithin ten days from the present notice.
A GARRIGUES, Clerk.
CLERK'S OFFICE f
O elonsas. April 4th, 1868
FOR SALE.
_ N "Eagle" Gin Stand, with all the
running gear complete and in fille
order. Also, a Newell Screw and Press
-as good as new. Persons wishing to
nurchase can see the above on my Waxia
_Plantation.
I have also ate elcelleht Steam Engine
and Sugar Mill, which I would sell on
very accommiiodating terms.
J. A. TAYLOR.
April 4th, 1868. 43tf.
S Taken Up
As an estray, by the undersigned.
in Prairie Plaistane, a White Ox.
with brown beck and head, brown spots on each
side, left horn turned down, and branded thus:
The owner is requested to come forward, prove
property, pa charges and tak. hin away.
April 4-2tV- 1. FItANCHEBOIS.
A Card.
Ms. J IH. SAlnoz :--A great many persons of
your Parish having entrusted to my care their
land business, before, during, and After the war,
I feel it to be my duty to publish the following
card;
Persons holding the following land certificates
of entry issued at the Opelousas Land Office,
during the rebellion, can secure good titles to
these lands. By addressing me, at Perry's
Bridge, Parish of Vermillion, and paying over
to the pilper office 25 ets. per acre, I will have
their titles perfected. The follooteg cettificates
of entry are known to me to be in existence in
your Parish:
No. 9908, 9999, 9912, 1980, 10525,; 1541, .853,
10544; io17; .10261, 10126, 10262, 10341, 103:2,
84378480, 8437, 8436. All certificates of entry
ujiwards of No. 8094 are null and void; this No.
8094 is the last one recognized as ualid. etnanat
ing from that Office. Persons holding declara
tions of preemptiitus sos. 1299, 1384, 1273, 1300,
133( 1283, 1291, 1293 and 1292, are in the same
predieament, and can only get their land under
the Homestead Law of 1866.
F. FPERAY, Civ. Eng.
and As~o. Megister U. S. C. L. 0.,
fot the Parish of Vermillion.
N.. B. I withhold the names and locations, for
the interest of those concerned, becbuse these
lands are sutiject to entry now. F, F,
Perrs Bridge, March 8.tl, 188, 42--2 .
For Sale or Exchaiiges
R A WELL IMPRO VED PLANTA TION
Containing two hundred and eighty-seven
srpents of lad situated on Red River, 12 miles
below Alexandria, with good dwelling, outhouses
and fencing, will be sold low, or exchanged for
an improved place near m lon ppto
Opelousas, March 28, 1868. 42tf
State of Louisiana.
District C.rt, Parsiuof S. Ladry.-No 10874.
Estate of Ernest DWjean, dec'd.
ADOLPHE DEJEAN, of the Parish of 8t.
Landry, Admdintrator of the Estate of Er
nest D6jean, deceased, late of the aforesaid Par.
isb, having filed a Tableau of Clasaiication of
the ereditors of said Estate, accompanied by a
pettion praying for thelhomnogation of thestme;
and whereas the prayer of said petition has been
grantedby am order of Court dated March 26th
t herefore ao~~je is Bersebt given to all inter.
ested to.ate 6pposition, if any they have, in
writing, at my oflie, in the town of Opeloueas,
within thirty days frem the date of the present
ntiece, wby said Tableau imild not be Iornolo
gu* . d. A. IbERIQUES, Clerk.
Opelousas, M1arc tlth. 18 8.
For Sale at Private Sale.
PROPERTY oneatin of atmall dwelling
SA aesat two iot of ground, situated ton
at this oce.
St. Landry Drug Store
AND
MEDICAL DEPOT.
(THE OLD STAND OF 10 YEARS.)
OFFERS every inducement t~o Physi..ns,
Country Merchants and ?lanters. A full
stock of fresh Drugs and Medhines of the best
quality always on hand.
Also, School Books and Staionery, Garden
Seeds, Tobacco, 8eg.rs, Snubli Window Glass,
Paints, Oils, l)v Stuffs, Pertimery, Brushes,
Combs and Toilet Articles, lure Wines and
Liquors t.r Medical purposes, ¢c., &c.
V' Prescriptions carefully tillsi night and day.
with select rtrucedies.
All orders promptly atteiidei to in person.
LE TERMS STJiiCTLYCASH. j
JOH) POSEY,
Druggist aid Apotherary.
Opelousas, March l2, i6i8. 42-33m
For iale at Private Sale.
A FINE PLANTA'TI'ON containing 840 ar
pents of very fertile land, situatedin t'etit
Buis. (ou Bayou Tifche, in this P:irish,) part of
which is ,wouoed-thte whole tree from "coco."
Also-A LOT OF CROIL ND situated in the
town of Opelonuas.
For ucolditions. i, n d oicr particulars, apply to
the undersigned, on the above described planta
tion. J. F. RAVIOL.
Petit Bois, March 21, 1868. 41tf
For Sale.
800 BUARRELS OF CORN.
Apply to
J. & A. PERRODIN.
Opeloisas, March 2S, 1868. 42tf
IBOWIE KNIFE LOST.
-N the 1.5th Feb. inst., a Bowie liafeo, with
RF out the scahbard, was lost between Ope
lousas and Washing ton.
Five dollars reward will be given to whoever
will bring back sabi i1n ite to the undersigie:d.
()pelousas. Feb.:;2d, Id4-tf J. (G. IAYES.
NOTICE.
Breeders are notified that my stallion
TO- I,
--:_.D, -by DTCK. will st:tnd the eomip. season
comumeltlinccg 4th April next, at the .uilowig
places: At NWashingtou, at Mr. John Reedl'
stable, on Saturida s. and Sundays : at Carancro,
at Mr. Ursin :olrmier's, on Wednesdays and
Thursdays, and at ily place, on Philueniine
Ridge, on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Tom is a horse of fine appearance, and worthy
of the attention of breeders, as his progeny has
shown. Terms-$25 cash.
JOS. L. CARRIERE.
March 7tb. 1868. 39--tf
Public Sale.
Estate of Antoine C. Decilliers and lWife. _
BDY virtue of an order of the IHon. the
1_ Court of the Eighth Judicial I)is
trict of the State of Louisiana, in and for ' ha
the Parish of St. Landry, there will be
sold at public sale, to the last and high- -
est bidder, by the undersigned Adminis
trator, or" through the ministry of any i
duly commissioned officer, on the plan- t
tation hereinafter described, on
WED )NESDA Y, May 6th, 1868,
the following described property belong
ing to the Estates of Antoine C. Devil
Diers and Marie Bordelon, his wife, both
deceased, late of the Parish of St. Lan
dry, to wit:
THE PLANTATION,
upon which the deceased
last resided, situated in!
Prairie Basse, in the Par
ish of St. Landry, measuring six arpent.s
and a half front on Bayou Teche, by forty
in depth, and containing three hundred
un-erficial arpents, bouuded West by
Michael Duffy, East by lands claimed by
the inhabitants of Petit Joih, N'oith by
land of Michel Bordelon,and South by
said Bayou Teche, together with thet
buildings and improvements thereon.
All the rights, titles aid pretentions j.
of said Estate on a certairl
S ract of Land,
situated in the same quarter, and meas
uring fifty superficial arpnts, bounded
North by land of Michel Ilbrdelon, South
by Bayou Teche, East by land of Miciel
i Bordelon, and West by Joseph D. Gonor,
being the same land whi:h Antoille C.
Devilliers purchased frlom John Posey.
Two pair of work mules,
A small lot of geetle cattle,
One carriage,
i One horse,
Aratory implements,
g Household furnitnre,
Kitchen utensils,
And many other articles the ennumera
tion of which would be too tedious.
Terms and Conditions:--The movable
property will be gold for cash on the day
of sale. The lands with the buildings
n and improvements ivill be sold upon a
credit of one, two and three years, froni
the &iy of sale. The purchasers to fur
nish their notes with sufficient security
o. to the satisfaction of the Administratr;
t- said notes made payable to the order of
, said Administrator, and bearing interest
e at the rate of 8 per cent per annum from
er time due until paid; Said lands remain
ing specially,mortgaged unto Raid Estate
until full and etitire payment of capital
and interest which may accrdd. Pur
chaser promising moreovet not to alien
B ate nor deteriorate said Plantation to the
prejudice of said Estates.
ANT. C: DIVILLIERS, Jr;
Administrator.
Y Opelousas April 4, 1868.
en For Sale at Private Sale.
esa A SMALL PROPERTY in the
or 'Town of Opelonsas, admirably
sitiiated for any kind of business.
For particulars, apply immediately at
- the office of the "Opelousas Courier.'i
December 21st, 1867. 28tf
WOOD'SBMOWLNG JACHINEI. I
The Bet Now in Use I
Heavy Gold Medal Awarded at the Late
Paris Exhibition.
T WILL frni these Maehines delivered i
i Wamnington, for ~2O paid in advance.
T. o. COMPTON, Agent.
Opeloessa, Mae 14, 1869. 40-i€.
PROFESSIONS, &c.
JOSEPH M. MOO`.E JOHN J. MOR'GAN
MOORE & MORGAN,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Opelousas, La.
HIAVE fo:'ned a partnership, and will practice
their profession in the PariaLes of St. Lan
dry, Calcasieu, Lafayette, Avoyclles and Pointe
Coulice. [Aug 17 '67--1tf.
Jons E. KING. EDMOND D. ESTII.ETTE
JOHN E. KING & ESTILETTE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Opelousas, La.
H AVING formed a partnership for the prac
tice of law, will attend to professionil bu
siu-ss in St. Landry anrd the adjoining Farishes.
Opelousas, August 24th, 1867.
.Sohn II. Overton,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
H AS resumed his profession and will praictice
in the 7th and 5th Judicial Dirjtricta of Lou
isiana. Otlice on Bellevuc Street, near the Drug
Store of Thompson & 1Mayo, Opelousas. ,jau19
J. K. DIXON,
Notary Public.
Office-Opelousas, La. [ap20--45.
Louis J. (ir.Y. (GABRIEL A. FOURNET.
GARY & FOURINET,
Attorneys at Law, St. Martinasville, La.
p RACI'ICE in the Parishes of St. Martin, St.
Mari, Vermillion and Lafayette. [F 2-ly
JOHN M. TAYLOR,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Opelousas, La.
t TILL praetice in the Courts of the E:7hth
V Judicial District and the Parish of Saint
Martin. All business entrusted to his care will
meet prompt and strict attention. [L Partico
lar attention given to the collection and prosecu
tlio of claims. [Sept. 15, 1866-14.
.,,He will temporarily be founid at the office
of the Clerk of thie District Court
Joseph Iiollier,
Painter, Glazier, Paper-Hanger, &c,
O FFEIRS his services to the public. He will
repair old furniture, whitewash walls and
houses, and guarantees all his work.
He respectfully solicits public encouragement.
Opelousas. December 8th. 1866. 26tf
J. L. MORKIS. V. C. nMITH.
19orris, Smith & CO.
o i SUCCESSORS to J. L. Morris & Co-) Corn
mission & forwarding merchants, and deal- r
ers in statle and fancy dry goods. boots, shoes, '
hats and caps. saddlery, groceries &e. I
sept, 23rd-15] BIG CANE. La. _
FOR SALE.
A FINE RESIDENCE in the Town of
J .Opelousas is offered for sale. Apply
to E. I). ESTILETTE, Agent.
Opelousas, July 20th, 1867. itf
Thos. B. Bodley & Co.
DEALERS IN ,IACIIINERY AND AGRICI:LTURAL
IMPLEMENTS,
No. 9 Perdido Street, New-Orleans.
THE STAFFORD CULTIVATOR,
1 THE King of labor saving machines can he
r En iu operation at the p1awe of J. Powers,
1near Oplorisas, and what.can be done with it.
JAS. POWtERS, agent.
St. Landry, Feb. 8, 1868.-3m
LIVE OAK PLA.:TATION,
Near WRashinigton, liarch 3d, 1868.
To Tbos.,B. l.odley, 'Jsq.
As requested.l I make you a statenient of the
op eration of the "Satfioi-d Cultivator" on my
pace I used two of theni last season. I bed
ded up all my cotton land with them, and it was
so well done that I did not harrow it; I think
it was better doue than I could do it with the
common plow and harrorw. With four horses ill
ea('ch, 1 hedded uip eight acres per day with ease.
and putit up higher than I could do it with the
ordinary plow..
When the cotton was fit to chop out, I took
one of the "Cultivators" and two hor-es. andll
barrecdoff and kept ahead of 20 hands with the
hoes. I started another after the hatids, and it
put the dirt ul neatly to the cotton and kept up
to the men, and the animals. were not worked
hard. I world not he without the "Cultivator."
Yours truly,
urs truly, JAMES POWERS.
1March 7th, 1868. 39
Private Boarding House; ,
- .
T HE undersigned will open on the ist -
of February next etjsuing, in the
Old Bank Building, opposite the public
;lualre of Opelousas, a Private Boardiing
H'utise for the accommodation by the day
or mouth of single gentleien or families.
lie hopes by his efforts and the inode
rate rate of his charges to please and
gratify all who may call upon him.
JAMIES G. HAYES.
Opelotisas, Jatuary 25, 18(a8 33
WHEELWRIGHT.
THE uistersigned respectfully announces to
I the citizens of Opelousas and vicinity that
he has opened a shop. on Main Street, near Mr.
Jos. Jobin's blacksmith shop, whcre lie is pre
pared to do all kinds of work in his line, on the
shortest notice, and most reasonable terms.
ALFRBED PERRY.
Opelousas. March 7th 1868. 39-3m
EIDUCATION.
THE undersigned *ill open, on the 1st day of
January, 1868, a School for Boys, on the
premises of Mrs. M. B. Campbell.
Terms of Tuition:
Primdrv Department, ...... ..........$ 4 e
Advanced Classes ........ ........ 5 00
French, if required,.............. -
[LP To be paid in currency at the end of each
mouth.
Referentes: Hon. Geo. B. ing, Hon. Jno. H.
Overton, E. D. Estilette, Col. F. Brand, Jas. H.
Houston. WM. HALL.
Opu4ousai; Deetnber 28th. 1867. 29tf.
Private Boarding.
LADY residing in a retired portion of this
town, would receive one or two boarders by
the month, with or without lodging, at a mdlie
rate price. Apply at this office. (fe2S
I.BOR DUPiIhO,
Plasteret and Bricklayer,
OFFERS his services to the citizens of the
Parish of 8t. Landry. He will execute
every deswiption of work pertaining to his pro
fesson. Appl to him or at the store of Mr. Eu
`glne Petetin. in Grand Coteau. Nov. 30-6m
REGULAR PACKET
BETWEEN
OPELOUSAS & NEW ORLEANS.
THE Light Draft Passenger Packet
J. G. BLACKFORD,
C. C. PICKETT, Master, J B. SrHMIT, Clerk. will
leave Washington every Sunday at 10 o'clock
A. M., and New Orleans every Wednesday at 5
o',lock P. 3.
)Fl'ight and passage as low as any boat in the
trade.
Business strictly Cash.
AGEt S:
At Opelousas. Theo. Chaeher6.
At W. ashin.ton, Pitre & C.rriire.
At l',o't.P:'rry, Raymond DUashi'cis.
Agent: C. CO.IIAU.
Washington, December 28th, 1837.
Partisan uLife with 11 osby.
BY MAJOR JOHN" SCOTT,
Of Fauquier, Pa., late C. S. Army.
W ITH a Portrait of Colonel Mohl, on Steel,
w engraved by Halplin; also one by Jewett,
and nearly Fifty Illustrations, embracing Por
traits of Field OLh)ers atd Captains of the Bat
taliou, a MAli of Moshv's Confederacy*, and nu- C
mtrous spliritedi Illustrations of Fights, Raids,
and Ilf :;orouc Incidents.
l'Prepared with the sanction and co-operation
of ('ol. Moshy, and sold only by itbscriptit. i
Agent, all( (iaivassers are wanted to canvass
for the above Book. and LIFE OF GE.-. R. E. o
LEE, etc.
Address BLELOCK & CO.,
Augl4--1 1 130 Canal Street. New Orleans.
LOUISIANA
Steam Sash, Blind & Door Factoryi
?01, 303, 3i5 & 307 GRAVIER STREET,
Cor. Ilorard St., nev; OrlCans.
RO.BEIRTS & CO., Proprietors. (
:o .:
jW HERE is kept constantly on hand a full
. t :,ortmntnt of Saolh Blinds, Doors, Moull
in;rs, &c.. &e.; alsu a full .assirttment of Stair
Newels and Balusters, Ten PinU alls ami Ten
Pins, and a large stock of Malhogany. Walnut,
and Cypress Lumber; also Flooring, Ceiling,
Weather-Boards, &c., &c. Sash glazed to ortler,
all kinds of Plaining, Scroll Sawing and Turn
ing done to order. Ap 2--Aug3--8.
FRANKLIN COLLEGE,
Opelousas, La.
REv. C. A. Fn.t\Z:E................l'rincipal.
J. A. GAI:TuIEt - ..................... French.
Expenses per Sessiou, in Specie, or its Ecquiralent
in Ctr.renrj :
Board per month ............... ... $12 00
W ashing: ................................ 3 00(
Tuition in English Department ........... 4 00 ,
French................... ............. ..
Music ..................................
The Session will begin .September 2d, and will
continue ten months or 42 weeks.
One half of the above rates payable on en
trance, the other half on the 1st of February.
Students to furnish their own b'od:Fng, c(v.
The school is entirely free from sectarianist.
There will tbe a public examination at the
close of the session.
C. A. FRAZEE, Principal.
Op.-lousas, August 18, 1866--la.
HORSES AND MULES
FOR SALE.
I have constantly, on
hand a lot of Creole lHor
ses and Mules for sale
cheap for cash. .They , cn always he
seen at the plantation of Dultr & Co
mean, (late Joseph Gradenigo's place.)
Also, wild mares for sale.
Call on me at home, in this town.
ALCEE DUPRE.
Opelousas, August 17th, 1867. O1tf.
FO1' SALE
AT A LOW FIGUr tE!
"_ A Dwelling Hlouse and premises,
- together with a Store House and ten iares
1 of land; situated in the town of Ville Plate. I
A.Ily to THOS. II. LEWIS.
Opelousas, April 20th, 1867. 4- -tf.
Butchery.
OWING to the dIfli.ulty in prcurinig ,e;d
beeves, the undersigued will bIe coimllied
henceforward to retail their meat at the Town
Market, at the rate df 8 tenta per pound. Large
quantities of meat will be sold under that prive.
C. COMEAU & JAS. 0. IAYES.
Opelousas, Jauttiiry 18th, 1868. 32tt
N.-O. BUSINESS CARDS.
CONFECrTION ERM.
C II. MILLER & CO., First Premium steam
i-. Candy Manufavtory, 50 New Levee, Vhole
sale Coufeieti'oners. D)epot of California Wines.
f No. 50 New Levee. 46-la.
GARIDEN SIEEDS.
E F. VIRGIN, successor to D. MAULPAY,
I ealrdi I Sheds, No. 104 Gravier street,
bet. Camp iund Magazinests., New Orleans. [12
Crockery, s.toves; Etc.
L EVI & NAVRA, Manufacturers and Direct
Importers of china. glass, plated, tin, Japan,
wood, and willow ware, cutlery, &c.; sell at
Newi York Wh olesale Pi·ii. 171 Poydrasstreet,
and 174 C.aral street NEW OItLEANS.
Noveitber 16th, lefi. 9un
V\M. AItRMSTRONG,
FORMERLY OF NEW ORLEANS, LA.,I
No. 11 Pine Street,
PHIII.ADELPHIA, PAF,
1W ILL attend to the filling of all orders for
V HARDWARE. MACHINERY, AGRICUL
TURAL INPLEMENTS, Garden and other Seed:
Portable Earthen Furnaces, Slores, fHollo'wware,
Anthracite Coal, dc., as well as any other busi
ness intrusted to him
lie respectfully solicits the patronage of all
his old friends and customers of New Orleans,
and all others requiring his services. Consign
InmentAs olicited and prompt returns made.
Refeli-rs to all the old HIardware Houses in New
Orleans. [ap 6-m.
MASONIC.
Goord R.-. A.-. Chapter U. D. meets
at the Humble Cottage Lodge NJo. 19 at
Opelousas, the fist Tuesday after the full moon,
at3o'clock P.M. M E. OIRARD,H.P.
ONEZ. A. GUIDRYo Secretary.
Opeluusas, April 6th, 18t7 -ly
j FOR SALE AT PRIVATE SALE.
A Pleasant esidenooe
situated in the town of Opelonsas, con
sisting in a lot of ground, and excellent
dwelling, a small store, kitchen, &c.
Also--a lot of Groceries, Household
Furniture, &c.
For particulars apply on the premises
to ELEONORE LESASSIER.
Opelousas, January 11, 1868.
E. TELLE,
Dentist.
OFICE, 170 CA~AL ST., NEW Oanzss, LA.
Administers the Yitrous Odds Oas, for the pain
luer etraction of Teeth.
I No CHaMS FOR CONSULTATIOW. j
March 28. 1568. 4tf
NEW ORLEANS CARDS.
P. C A S SE,
DEALER IN
Groceries aud Liquors,
16 Conti Street,
NEW IWHITE BUILDINGS,
New Orleans.
Country orders of any description prombptly
attended to. [feb29--38
Harry M. Isaacson.
Successor to F. J. Iferron.
C OTTON FACT()OR and Commission Mereha n
No. 14 Caroudelet street N. ORLEANS.
June 15; 1867.
Isaacson, Sejxas & Co.
N THOLESALE DEALERS in staple and
fancy groceries, and importers of fine
WINES and LIQUORS, No. 66, Common St.,
AV.. H. ISAACSON, I NEW ORLEANS
HENRY O. SEIXAS,
September 22d, 1866. 15--tf.
Joseph Beraud, . . P. G. Gibert
Opelousas. NIw Orleans.
I3ERAUD & GIBERT,
Cotton Factors & Commissicn Merchanth
- 'TO. 2), Caroundelet Street, between Canal
and Common, second floor, NEW ORLEANS.
N. B. By special authorization, Mr Pierre Roy
is empowered to transact business in the name
of th- firm. [Sept. 8, 18fi6-Iy.
A. BOUTTE & COX,
COMMISSION MERCHANTS for the i1a3
of CATTLE, HOGS and SHEEP, at thi
IStock Landing, New Orleans.
J. A. BonnafOn,
-i ENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANT,
L and direct Importer of Wines, Brandies,
Cordials,*&c., No. 20, Conti street, betwenh
Chadres and old Levee Streets,
Sept. 30, 186i5.] New Orleans.
A. DESMARE,
Commission Merchant
AND COTTON FACTOR.
No. 8~ Carondelet Street;
July lstJ NEW ORLEANE.
J. L. COURET,
COMMISSION MERCHANT,
No. 21 Conti St., between Chartres aihd
Levee, New Orleans, La.,
rV TILL take charge of the sale of all pro:
entrusted to him, and will make adva es
of bagging and rope on cottons which are t , ,e
consigned to him. [July 22d, 1r-i5.
S. BI.ocl. J. BLOLi.
Bloch Brothers,
C O'I'TO FACTORS and Commissiop Mer
chants, No 181 Common street, N. Orleans,
will punctually attend to all business entristed
to their care All business left at the House of J.
Bloch & Co., in Opelousas, will receive inmtnedi.
ate attention. [Dec 9-26.
J. P. SARRAZIN'S
Steam Tobacco Manufactory,
Nos. 91 and 93, corner Charter and Conti Streets,
NEW ORItEANS.
TRECT importation of French, German and
English PIPES. Always on hand, a large
assortnment of leaf tobacco for segars, and also a
full supply of Domestic and Havana segars. Our
Havana segars are of a direct importation and of
the niost favorite brand.
The undersigned informs his friends In the
country .:hat he has constantly on hand an ex
tehsive stock of
Smoking and chewing tobacco
ready for delivery. His assortment of
MEDARSHUM. BRUYERI ROOT,
India rubber and Clay pipes, is unrivalled in
New Otleans. for the prices and quality. His old
I and new customers will firid a great advantage
by callink and visiting his steam manufactory and
sales rooms. They are well known in Louiniana
and other States, and will defy all competition.
J. P. SARItAZIN.
January 4, 1868. ly
Saint Landry Hotel.
BY OMER POIRET.
Court Street, Opposite the Court House.
TTACHED to this Establishment is a large
A and convenient STABLE, where horses
will be kept at reasonable rates. Nov3-Iy
30,000 Acres of Land,
F ORMERLY known as Coopwood land,
will be sold in the Town of Opelou
s's, at public sale, for cash, on the third
Monday of April next.
For particulars see notices on Court
Housh doors of St. Landry and Lafayette
Parishes, and other public places.
J. A. WINSTON,
Feb. 8J Trustee.
oR. & CO.
RICE BROS. & CO.
89 and 91 Caml treet, and 563 Jfagarine Street,
Warehouse, 97 & 99 Julia Street,
NEW ORLEANS.
UIRECT Importers of Birmixuham, W
D verhanul pton and ahlefield Hardware
Cutlery, Nails, Guns, Castings, Builder. 4 1.
ware, Carpenter and Cooper. Edge Tools, *
t belized Iron Mlntlea and Fire Grates.
Special inducements offered the Country Tra .
on any goods in our line. Aplt6-ly Au;
THE OPELOUSAS COURIER
Published on Saturday by JOEL H. SAINDO
CONDITIONS:
Subscription.-Four Dollars per year payal
t in advance, or Five Dollars payable at the es
of the year.
I A subacriber dishing todiseontinne must giv
a written notice to that effect and settle up a:.
arrearages; and no subscription will be stoppe
Until all arrearages are paid, unless at the opti,
of the publisher.
Advertising.-F FPT Y centr per square f:
each insertion. Eight lines e- less coustitute a
square.
All advertiiemeuts sent in for publicr ~r ·
be inserted in English and French (un. ,e U.
wise ordered,) ontil the editor shalljud, = is con
venient to discontinue.
Candidates to public favors will pay Fifzt-:.
Dollars each, in advance, if they wish to be an
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