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Vol. XV. Opelousas, Parish of St. Landry, La., April 25, 1868. No. 46.
MISCElLIA NEO US. Caught in My Own Trap. BY NELLIlE. Dora and I had not spoken for fully fifteen minutes--au unusual occurrence for us-when she sud denly broke out into one of her gayest, sweetest pe'als of laugh ter. The cars were goiig at the rate of forty miles an hour, but Dora's laugh rang out above all their noise and coiilision. "What is it, )Dora, you witch you r" I said, half piqued that she had not at first told me what pleased her, and laughed after wards. "Nothing, Nell; only I was just thinking of something funny. Do you see that gentleman just in front of us, with the beautifill black whiskers and dreamy brown eyes ? Well, hlie's Iheon watchingo you behind that book for the last half hour, looking as if he would love to take a bit of the red roses on your cheeks. Don't blush ; but he's in love with you-I'll bet my gold thimble on it. I was just thinking of some of the stories I have read about young ladies mistaking handsome young fel lows for their brothers, &c., an-d thought what fun it would be if you could only manage to mis tpike that gentleman for your brother Fred." I was ready for fun in a mo ment. "Tell you what I'll do !" I broke out eagerly. "You know I have not seen Fred since I went to school, three years ago; and of course he's changed a great deal since then. Well, if that literary gentleman with brown eyes (lie's handsome, isn't lie, Dorat) should get off at our station, I'll wait till he gets mixed up in the crowd, see him suddenly for the first time, rush up to him in a flutter of delight, call him brother Fred, and give him such a kissing as he hasn't had since he saw his sweet heart last !" "Yes, I would, if I were you !" said Dora, sarcastically. "You daren't, you'know. "Don't I dare, though? Wait and see !" And so I dropped back into the cushion in silence till the train stopped at our station. Dora gave me a wicked look, and whispered that she knew my courage would fail me, for the gentleman was really getting off. I was not to be triumphed over, though, and so, as we stepped out on the platform, I saw the gentle man-standing amidst the crowd, and with a little bound, I threw myself in his arms and kissed him full in the mouth, hysterically ex claiming : "Fred, my dear brother, how do you do ?" I caught a glimpse of Dora- she was in danger of going into convulsions. I was expecting to hear the stranger say, confusedly, that there was some mistake; but, to my surprise, he gave me a hearty embrace, kissed me two or three times, said he was well, and that I had grown a great deal, in quired for my little friend Dora who was all this time exciting the sympathies of the crowd, as they supposed she was insane, judging from her frantic laughter. "Father and mother are expect ing you, Nellie, and are so impa tient they can searcely wait to see you. I was afraid you would not know me, but I am really glad my image has been treasured up so carehflly in my sister's heart." I was bewildered beyond meas ure. It really was Fred, then, and I had not known him! I felt slightly ridiculous ; and while in troducing Dora to my brother, I whispered to her to keep quiet in reference to my intended trick. I was too much confused to think of inquiring how he came to be in the cars without seeing me; so we:all went to the car iageý which was in waiting for la, and drove rapidly to our home. I had never known Fred to be so affectionate. He held my hands in his all the time, and kissed me at unnecessary intervals; but, to tell the trlth, I had never loved him half so well before-never thought him half so handsome. We reached the gate. Mother kissed me and cried over me ; fa ther repeated it; and finally a frank, hearty voice broke out with "Hallo, Sis! aren't you going to notice your scapegrace of a brother at all ?". And to my astonishment, a handsome young fellow I had not yet seen gave me a genuine hug and a kiss that you could have heard across the yard. "There is some mistake," I mur mored. "Are yoi my brother Fred ? I thought that that gentleman was," pointing to the handsome gentleman I had embraced at the depot. "Why, Sis, you are crazy ! Of course I'm your ,brother, afnd that fellow there is my college chum, Arelhie Winters, who went half way ul the line to meet yon. What are you bnlushingr at, Nell ? I did n't have time to go, and(1 I let him take your picture with him, so) that he would be sure and know you. He's been playing offsome of his mad pranks and passing himself off for me, I'll warrant." I looked at Archie Winters be seechingly; and as they were all going into the house, whispered to him : "For pity's sake, do not speak of that mistake. How could it have happened ?" "I overheard you in the cars, and will keep your secret only on one condition." lie whispered something to me that made my face blush scarlet; but I was at his mercy, anti I said I would. Think of it, reader. And to the delight of the whole family-Dora and Fred in particu lar--Archie and I were marnied in less than two months. And Dora said to me, as I bade her good bye, that it would give unspeak able delight to Fred and herself if I would attend their wedding in a month, and I did so. "Caught in my own trap." The K. K. K. Folly. There are always restless spirits about in these States, who try to get up scares for timid people. Such we believe to be the Ku-Klux-Klan apparitions, which have been showing themselves in Ten nessee, Alabama ani Mississippi. We are sorry to see the newspapers feeding the desire to get them up, by parading their movements. It is all folly, and does an infinitude of harm. Not the least is, that those young men who thus disguise themselves, and travel the country to frighten simple ne groes and traveling people, who may or may not be Radicals, though it matters not whether they be so or not, are them selves neglecting the duty of planting corn and working it, which they accuse the negro of neglecting, by his devotion to political afttirs. Let the white men set them a better example. But the worst of it is that all such acts of intimidation, whether there be a real design to do violence or not, strengthen the Radical party at the North. The smallest and most trifling-act of this kind is trumpeted there as evidence of wide spread ftaction and a desire to renew the I iames of civil war. There is little of good eflected by it, if ever any. If a bad man or two be thus driven away; it makes little or no change in the general result, and is altogether likely to make it worse. It will certainly enibroil our people with our conservative military friends, and this should be enough to cause it to be abandoned. We hope our friends of the press will discountenance this thing wholly. Our hope must be chiefly in the recovery of power at the North by our Conservative friends there, aided by prudent conduct on our part here, and not by any demon strations by wild young men among us. The best use we can make of t he hlt ter is to put them behind the plow, and to call on them to takehlialf a day to vote when election day conmes. All the rest of their time should be spent at their daily labors, or in some innocent recre ation not interfering with the greater duty of reconstructing the country ma terially in its agriculture and mechani cal employments. Every idle young white man is a great er curse to the country than two vagrant negroes; first, because he has greater capacity for evil as well as good, and next, because "this is a white man's country," and he has no business to neg lect its greatest interests. We never see any annotincement of these K. K. K. parades, but we are tilled with mortification at the folly of our people in encouraging them, even by their silence. IU our Southern people wish the Radicals to elect their Presi dent, let them get up such things from this time until the Presidential election and make them believe that mysterious violence is the fate of every negSpro ;s white man, whose views do not chime i, with the prevailing sentiment of the peo ple in any particular neighborhood of our reglon.-1-. 0, Picaluae. LADI.x' TA. .-They have areadiness of resource which enables them to say the very thing that is most -right, at the very moment when it is maost wanted, to rectify the bluoders of other people of their stupid male relatives notably-to anticipate and prevent soeue Abrerateding elatretemps, or to counteract its effect'a moment ao itwee.urrence. Itenmsle them to set theie tk going at critical mo meoots, and to keep it alive with bright answers andlively re arte2ways. It gives them the power of; keepingpeople in good humaor; torestoring the rtqua nimity when it is gote. This asPidee of ideas hnd qickln 'es of faacy with which women are for the most part ea dowed,Iea6-then, in certaiblas , t a0i sortsofgoodntl wholeso e ohsits. In other cases, however, wherthe ess = is lower, these emie qdlitimss bae s~ a fareat issae sad are t cieMy in . development of au extraordinary power of running on with talk of a certain sort, not very exalted in quality, but quite un limited in amount. This running-on fae ulty--as enjoyed by the ladies of crea tion-is certainly worth of note in atreat ise such as this. Its possessors are ai class apart, and are more numerous than might he supposed. They seldom leave off or make pauses in their talk, but rather link together the dittl-rreut sectious of their mnonologule with words of uncer tain meaning, or repititions of something already spoken, apparenutly with the oh ject ofgetting time in w-hich to collect new ideas. or else of preventing any one else fro1m taking advanltage oft a p'inse to cut in,. This runinilII on capacity is not without value in its wax, even as it is ex hiiitted ill those whi i're : na11 hl to keep it iln ordetr, ant;d to regulate it duly-; while, asto othe;s. who p1s..,ss. in c(ma binaution writh this gift, certain other gitts of intelligence and discretion, it imay be said of any soc·iety Which includes such Ipersos within its limits, that it may be congr'atulatt'd oni posses('si!, aill tlhat can uost comnliplet,.ly onimeut anlld enliven it.--Cor(hill olrzine. Public Sale. Estate of ,Jea Marie Durand, dec'd. Y virtue of an orihir of the IHon. the u'Court of the Eighth ,ludicial I)is trict of the State of Louisiona. in and tfor the Parish of St. Landry, there till he sold at pubilic sale, to thel last and high Cest hiddeir. by the nnldcerignellid ('rator, or through the ministry of a duly ecoii nissione'd Ailctioneer, on the plantation hereinafter described on TII .RSDiA , May 7th, 1868, the following descrilbed property belong ing to the Estate. of Jeau Marie I)urald, deceased, late of the Parist of St. Lan dry, to wit: A Tract of Land, situated at Bayou Mallet, in this Parish, containing two hundred arpuents, more or less, bounded North by Pullic lands, South and East by lands of E. II. Martin, and West by land of Jean Gallot, to gether with the buildings and improve ments thhereon. Terms and conditions:-Twelve months credit from day of sale;-purchaser to furnish his note with two good anld 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 CHARIRIE, Curator. Opelousas, April 4th, 1868. SHERIFF'S SALE. State of Louisiana. Evelina Debaillon, widow,) District Court. s. Parish of St Laundry. lenjamin D jean et als. No. lOlaI. BY virtue of an order of seizure and sale, from the Ilon. the District Court of the Eighth Judicial District of the State of Louisiana. in and for the Parish of St. Landry, in the above entitled suit. and to me directed, I will ofiler for sale at auction, to the last and highest hidder, at the Court House of this Parish, in the Town of Opelousas. on Saturday, May 2d, 1868, commencing at the hour of II A. M.. and con tinuing from day to day, if necessary, all the riuhts, titles, interests and demtands of Beujanmin D(ijean. unto the foillwing described prolperty. seized to satisfy si id order, to wit: ALL THE RIGHTS, TITLES, INTERESTS andl deundls of said Benjamin D8.jean into the Estate of the late J. Bte. D.jean. atni. Conditions :-Twelve months" credit from the day of sale, with interest at the rate of eight per cent per alnnlm from the minle date. Pur chasers furnishing satisfactory security, and a mortgage reserved on the 1p'ot1eriy sold. JAS. G. HAIES, Sheriff. Opelousas, April 18, 1848. How to Save LaDbor. IF you will plant cotton. get a Court,n Planter that will open the furrow, drop the s(c.d and cover it. just as deep as you want, and do all this as fait as a horse can walk, and with only the labor of one horse and one man. Also the cele brited "Corn 1Planter," that does just the same as the "Cotton Planter," with the addition of crushing all the clods on the corn and leaving the earth thoroughily pulverized. The smallest creole mule or poncy will work either of thnsm, and a boy of 12 years can manage them. But by all means, get the "Stafford Cultivator," with which you can cultivate ten acres per day, with one hand and two good animals. Go to the Live Oak.Plaatatiov, near Washington, and see all of the above in use, and where you an purchase or trade for them. JAMES POWERS. April ith, 1868 44-2t FOR SALE. A N "Eagle" Gin Stand, with all the Srunning gear complete and in tine order. Also. a Newell Screw anud PIress -as good as new. Persons wishing to purciltse can see the above on my Waxia Plantation. I have also an excellent Steam Engine and Sugar Mill, which I would sell orn very accommodating terms. J. A. 'TAYLOR. April 4th, 1868. 43tf. Taken tTp As an entray, by the undersigned. in Prairie I'laisanes, a White Ox, with brown neck a: timied, hbrl:n spots. on each side, left horn turled i::wn. and branded thus : S The owuner is requested to nolo aorward. prove property, pay charg(s anl take him away. April 4-2t] E. FRANCHEBOiS. State of Louisiana. District Court, Parish of St. Landry.--No 108741 Estate of Ernest Di lean, dec'd, ADOLPHE 1)EJEAN, of the" Parish f St. Landry; Administrator of the Estate of Er eiLt IAj-a, de-rse.d. late of the athfresai, Par ish. having filed a Tahlran of Clasific.tion of the credirost of ssaid Estate, aceomlanied by a petition praying for the hooulogation of the same; And whereas the prayer et said p-tition.hs l.,.n granted by an oider of Court dated March Z th 1868: 'Thferewe, notice is hereby given to all inter pted to make opp+eition. if any they have, in writing. at my oflee, in tl/ th,wn of Opehnsas, within thirty days from the date of the present notiee, why said Tahlsat should nut he homnlo gate-d. A GAIRIGU~TES, Clerk. Spalousas, March 28th. 1868. Fo.r Sale at Private Sale. A PROPERTY consisting of a small dwelling house and two lots of ground, situated in the town of Opelousios. fatfither Irti.lsm . apply at this oflfce. Op selpa r FA 1868. 42-ti LEONCE F. LAS1'RAPES, PUBLIC AUtI1tONB.ER, 1.s n*d r.r theParish of St. Landry. . O01*c at Opelousas i Opelus, Apri 18th, 1868. St. Landry Drug Store AND MEDICAL DEPOT. (TIHE OLD STAND OF 20 YEARS.) OFFERS every indutcement to Physicians, Couctry .11erchants and llanters. A full stno-k of fresh )rugs and Mvdicincs of the tbest quality always in ihland. Also. School Bouhs and Stationery. Gardn" Seed., Tohac'o. SNears, Slit', Winto liass. Paints.. Oiils. I)le Stilit . P'riuulcrv. Brllushes. (oit.s ind Toilet Articles, Plure \Vinelli aln Liqituors for Mdic tl ipuri.ss, &c., &t. '.; i'rescriitio..s i-caietlull tillcd night and day, with scl et ltn.-dl . All orders lpiompitly attelnded to in person. IT TER S STHIC'TL IY C, IANH. JOHN PIO)SEY, ])rim ,i.s tid ..2 ,, tli n.' Olpdln(,I saa. Ma lr-'h . ,-, I- . 4-- --d 'or aile at PrIante uale. 2'F IN E I'L A 'N T A IT" I .O " cru n '., .in , -i) fr _ po:, ai vn -ir l'..'lienh, l:tl. r.a tai hi 1.+ wliih i t ii wtou ed-th whole tr+,, frotii "''.lco." Also-iA iUT O1' I G1i'UD\) stituated in the toWn lof t )heolo;a.;+. For icoidition, and other partienltuis. applyi to the undlii iglled. oti the atlne ti t.-crtd plantlt itti. J. F' . ItAVItiL. Petit Bois, March. 1, 15If . lit, For Sale. 800 nARRlELS OF COHN. J.. & A. I'EIiRODI)N. Opeloui.ns, Malrchl 2. 1tit;. 4_if SN the 15th t,. inst.. a 1flovie Knife, with out the slitebard, was lost between Ope loma. "a, Wl i'ashilgtoi. Five d-lt:ltral, rtwtid will lie given to whoever wilil li-mg l..ck saidi Kijic to the iutlertiigttd. (thielon,.-. Feh. ?2Ad. I..i-tf .1. G. HAYES. NOTI('E. Breeders are notified that my stallion -.l -t.-by Drci. will staind the (oimintg setisoi eommnuinci , 'th April lnext., at the following places: At W.a.hington, at ,lr. John Rled's stliable, ,ill Saltuitt a is ti Sundats: at (Cirinero, ;t Mr. 'rstin (t'orniiier's, oil tWe-dnesdays and Thiursdaiis, anti at mtu iiltue, oil Plaquemrine lilh ge, onu Mlttlildas tilltd Tiuesitays. Totnl is a horse of fine alipeat-i';r o. an:Il worthy of the attiuention otf ireedlers, as his progeny has shown. Terems-$- 5 cash. JOS. L. ('ARRIERE. March 7th. ItRIS. 39J-tf Public Sale. Estate of Antoine C. Derilliers and Wife. B.Y virtue of an order of the Hon. the Court of the Eighth Judicial Dis trict of the State of Louisiana. in and fir the Parish of St. Landry, there will he so!hl at public sale, to the la4t and high est bidder, by the undersigned Adminis trator, or through the ministry of any duly commissioned officer, on the plan- - tation hereinafter described, on TWEDNESDA , May Gth, 1868, the following described property belong ing to the Estates of Antoine C. Devil liers 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 arpents and a half front on Bayou Tet-che, by forty in depth, and containing three hi rdred superticial arplents, boImneid West by IMichael Duffs, East by lands claimed by the inhabita;nts of Petit Bois, North hy lanid of MNiclil Bordelon, and South hy said Bayou Teche, together with the buildings aln improvements thereon. All the rights, titles and pretentions of said Estate on a certain Tract of Land, situated in the same quarter, and nmas uring fifty superficeial argients, hounded North by land of Mi( hel ihtrdelon, South bIv Bayou TIche, East by land of Michel l. iirdelon, a11m West hby Jos'ph D. Gonor, being the samne land which Antoine C. Devilliers parehased frontm John Posey. Two pair of work mules, A small lot of gentle cattle, One carriage, One horse, Aratory implements, Household furniture, i Kitchen utensils, And many other articles the ennumera tioo of which woubld le too tedious. Terms and C'ondition. :-The movahle property will be sold for cash on the day of sale. The lands with the inildings and inlprovenments will be sold lup:on as .credit of one, two and three years, from thIe day of sale. The plure!asers to fur nish their notes with sutii.iont seenrity to the .atisfaction of tih Administrator: Ssaid niotes maile lipaybl,1 to the order of saidl Administrator, ant!d hearing interest at the rat+ of 8 it -r cent per ;:u.!lnil fronm tilii dhi' until pcid: Said landms rel' liin iti !s(,ltially mioitg, gnl aunto sanid Estate until full andl entire l,:ilyment of ca'pitil iand interest which may accrue. Pur Schaser promising moreover not to alien s ate nor deteriorate Qi idl Phlatation to the S prejudice of said Estates. C;. ANT. C. DEVILLIERS, Jr; Administrator. - Opelousas April 4, 1563. F or Sale at Pricate Sale. A SMALL PROPERTY in the Town of Opelonms , admirnaly F sitouated for any kind of busines.s. For particnlars; apply Immediately at the oftice of the "Opelousas Couriet.' December 221st, 18(i7. 28tf WOOD'S MOWING MACHINES. The Best How m usae! Heavy Gold Medal Awarded at the Late Paris Exhibition. I WILL furnish thee Machines delivered in Washington, for $120 paid in advance. T. G. COMPTON, Agent. Opelotasr. March 14, 1868. 40-4f. PROFESSIONS, &c. JOSEP'II N. MOORE JOIHN J. MORGAN MOORE & MORGAN, A T T O N E Y S AT L A W, Opelousas, La. T AVE forledl a partlnership.and rwill pra(tice 11 their prote.siu in the Parl.hes of Sti Lan ,h? . Cail ',.cMt~t, latavette, A` ,,.velles anti P'ninte ('c,,pie. [A .n .7-1g 1f. .os E. KINo. En.io.D D. EsIi.ETTIE. JOiN E. KING & ESTILETTE, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Opelousas. La. I AVING fo.6Iied a partnership for the prac t fice of iaw, will atiend to p:ftessi all IhuI. in1ss1 in St. Latdlry ai.l ia-h aiijining Parishes Op.'lonu.as, A\ ntn't 2Ltl. l.*i7. Joian II. Overton, ATTORNEY AND COpUNl's, LL. l[, AT I. \W. -.'is rmant., I:;. 0r :'- ein and ill pra tirr . n_. i i t ho~th :nil .thl ia liri.l i)i-rl,. ` oi' L.nt 'oJ. K. 103 ()l N, No -ta ry Public. Ofhicc-Opelo.sas, La. [lap20-4.5. Loris J. G.ARY., ( c.ot:u.0 A. F v'RtET. GARIY & IFOCl'NEIT, Attorneys at Law. St. Mlartinaville, La. PI::C(TI(E in the1 Pari-is of St. Mirtiti. St. JOHN MI. TAYLOR, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Opelousas, La. WT'TILL practice in the C(o.:rts of the E'ghth Y Judicial District and thell Parish of Saint Martin. All butsiness entrusted to hisi care will imeet prompt and strict attention i Particu lar attlention given to the collection and prosetu tihn of clainms. [Rept. 15, 1866i-14. L H7lie will temporarily bet fhnd at the office of the Clerk of th, District Court Joseph Iiollier, Painter, Glazier, Paper-!anger. &e, O FFERS his services to the pnliic. li will repair ohl furniture, whitewash walls and houses, and gnaralltees all his work. lie respectfully sol;iits public encouragement. Opelousas. December 8th. 1816. "26tf J. L. Mlornts. O. S. SMrtH. Morris, Smith & CO. SUICCESSORS to J. L. Morris & Co') Com mission & forwarding merchants, and deal ers in staple and fancy dry goods. boots, shoes, lIats and caps. saddlery, groceries &e. sept, 23rd--15] BIG CANE. La. FOR SA LE. - A FINE RESIDENCE in the Town of Opelousas is offered for sale. Apply to E. D. ESTILETTE, Agent. Opelousnes. July 20th. 1867. 6tf Thos. B. Bodley & Co. DEALERS IN M!ACHTNERY AND AGRICU'LTURAL IMIPLEMENTS, - No. 9 Perdido Street, New-Orleans. THE STAFFORD CULTIVATOR, T HE King of labor saving machines can he sTen in operation at the p(lace of J. Pow-r, near Opelousas, and what can le- done with it. JAS. POWERS, agent. St. Landry, Feb. 8, 1868.-3m LTvF ('iK PI.SNTITTON, Near WVashinog ton, March :i. 1868. To Thos. B. Bodley, Esq. As r,.lesatel I snmke you a statement of the olperatiln of tlhe "S:atfor,! ('nlti :ator" on lmy place I used two of thenl l:l~t s.aoon. I heti dled utp all my cotton land with the)m. andl it was. so welll done that I did not harrow it; I think it was better done than I cohld do it with tihe common plow and harrow. With for hor-ses in each, I heddedl n, eight acres per slay withl case. and put it up higiuer than I coulu do it with the ordinary plow. Wlihen thle lcotton was fit to chop out, I took one of the "('Cultivators" and two horses, and barred off and kept ahead of 90 hands with the hoes. I started another after the hands, and it put the dirt up neatly to the cotton and kept up to the ilmen. and the animalis were inot worked hard. I woltd inot be without the "Cultivator." Yours truly, JAMES POWERS. March ith, 186n. 3g) Private Boarding House. T i1E undersigned will open on tihe 1st L ,f Febiru;,ry next ensaing, in the slI !uare of )iolsoussi , a Privi.te Ithardig l i S , f the a^c 'onut;nodtat:ion bh tit'" 6::y or ,'ionth t of sin~le gentlemen or fAinilies. *: hopes I;y lis eff':rts and the umodle rate rate of his charges to plehase and gratify all who lmay call upon him. JAMES G-. HAYES. Opolontuas, January 25, 184; :33 WIHEELWRIGIlT. TIIE unhreisinedl re.spectfulllv announces to 1 the citizens of Op.'lous.s and vicinitv that lse Ilha open,'d a shop. ol M:sin Street, near Mr. Jos. Johlin's hlacksmith shop,. where he is pre pared to do all kinds of work in hi. line, on the shortest notice, and lmost reasonable terms. ALFRED PEIRItY. Opelousas. March 7th 1868. 39--3m EDUCATION. HE undersigre, will open. on the 1st day of T Januarv, JAS. a School for Boys, on the premises of Mrs. M. It. Campbell. Terms of Tuition: Primnrvy Department,..............$ 4 00 Advauced Chasses;.................. 5 00 French, if required,............. liP To be paid in currency at the end of each month. ,RefJrences: Hon. Geo. R. King, Hnm. Jno. H. Overton, E. D). Esatlette, Col. F. Brand. Jas. 11. Houston. WM. MALL. Opelousas, December 28th. 18S7. 29tf. Private Boarding. A LADY residing in a retired portion of this town, would receive one or two boarders by the month, with or without lodging, at a nmide rate prise. Apply at this office. (fe29 LEON DUFILHO, Plasterer and Bricklayer, OF.FERS his services to the citizens of the I'Y Parish of St. Landry. He will execute every deseription of work pertaining to his pro. feeaion. Apply to him or at the store of Mr. Eu gne Petetin, io Grand ('otesn. NoTv. 3-mn REGULAR PACKET BETWEEN' OPELOUSAS & NEW ORLEANS. TTIE Light Draft Passenger Packet J. G. BLACKFORD, C. C. PICKETT. Master. J B. .CIrrT. ( 'CePr, will leave \\'a.!:ington et try Suntce l t Ill o'cloel: A. M31.. and N:w Oirlea ,,,s ergv V, ednesday atl 3 o'cick F. M1. Freight aid passage as low as any boat in the Business strictly ('asllh. At Opelousas, Theo. Cha,:her(. At W'ashington. Titre & t rrri!'h e . tAgent: I'i. c t':I . II.\ . \a -hi- t,,on. l)D ccml, ," " h. 1t;:7. Partisan Life with i0osby. BIY M1.1. tI JOHllN <(' TI', Of I o l uquie,'. a., 1t, ' '. .. ._ rnt,. TITI a P 'rtr;i it o f , ' :,hl n l ) ,, v ,I n .ItIe 1,. • neirave\ d !'v Halpin : ,1 Thi, ,. ,h'x,.t. alld Ii: tly F"ill" lhi rat i o ilsl. e I I 'or thait; ( " l ir ial 'iaid t .t f N i,- liti t;ltin, Sa s, of }.Ind, & o l1',tc,. and hin mcROBs slirited Illn tio.,ns of Figl'e. orids and int ci iint tt i li-n. a f ls. ll i t paled Itittll thsl r :'al wl t f, ' 'Iit, I'i l t'I ! II'. 1 l :l. i\. &t. !t l'. . nlrl 1 a il1 ' , l i , ,i11" ,,,. ill k',,ls hh Iiltil - t . - nil 1 Sa "tit ii,'it, FIrL" he alve k, ad ,LIFE O, .N.. E Opeoua, ., La. Address T;L:Ilof('K & CO., Ani-l- 1 C. an.l SFA treet. ............. 'l, l. L(J.I I. (T .....A F A Slearn Sash, Blind & Door Falctory. 301, 303. ;:,5 & 307 R I CIAVIR STIRE'', o (r r. ......rd .... e.......r iths. ROBE']RT'i'r & C'O., Proprielors. w HERE is kept eoisxtantly oi hard it 'tn!l tassuthiti..'t f Sa..... . l.....is. ...... . M. lild ig. &... &le.: also ia friluolll a. .ortl at of 1''ar" Newl..d ist................... T Pi lls nd Te I'in1 alld a ]ltr e stock at l" ahi gant,, , W ',lllilT lit ( press ll n illu r; also Fhorint . at il l-, \ eather-Boards. &,e.. & . SKsli ,laeIl ,,. girder. all kinds of 'lainiig. Scroll Sawii n t! T un - ing donet to furdler. Apir on h-Ain g3- t. FRANKL N COLLIEOGL, Opelousas, La. E . C. A. F AZEE ................ Principal. J. eloAs. 1 -....................Fre h. 1repnses per Session. in Aker;e, or its .E'quivhlent in C(urr,'cy : Board per m ionth......................... $;1 0i) W ashinfg ................................ 3 (1t) Tuition in English Departnient........... 4 0l French ................................... - Alnu ie .................................... - Th, Session will begin S.ptenbter 2.1, and will continu- tItin mouths of -12 we ks. One half of the above rates payable on on tranee, the other half on the 1st of February. Students to furnish t heir own bedding, etc. The school is entirely free from sectarianism. There will be a public examination at the close of the session. C. A. FRAZEE, Principal. Opelousas. August 18, 1846--la. HORSES AND) 31i LES FOR SAIlLE. I have constantly on ihand a lot of Creole Hor ses and Miles for sale i cheap for cash. They can always lie seen at the plantation of l)npr( & Co mean. (late Joseph Gradenigo's place.) Also, wild mares for sale. Call on nme at home. in this town. AIA('EE DUPRE. Opelonsas, August 171h, 1N67. 10tf. FOR SALE " AT A LOW FIGURE! A Dwelling IHou-e and premises. l. I to'.lher with a Storre Iouse and telln aret of laul, situated in the r own of Ville PIlate. Apply to TIH.)S. H. LEWIS. Oplwousas. Apri: 20th. 1867. 45--tf. Butchery. OWING to tih difiiiclty in procuring good iweves, the undersign d will be chomplled tiencelltrwaird tol retalil their menit t t he Townl Market, at tile rate of cenlts per petind. L.arg iquantities of nlcat will be snold under that price. C. COM.ILAU & JAS. G. IIAYES. Opelousas, Janar.iy 18th. 168. 312t N.-O. BUSINESS CARDS. CONFECT1ION ERS. C T. MILLER & CO., First Premiutn steam C. Mandy .1[nllufthcty. 30 N( w Levee, Whole sale ('ornfectioniers. De,,ot of Califorl'ia d\ines. i' No. 50 New Levee. 46--la. GARDEN SEEDS. E. . VIRGIN, successor to D. MAUIAY. e. Dealer inl Seeds, No. 104 Gravicr streei. bet. Camp nid Miaglazinests.. New Orleans. [12 Crockery, Stovea; Etce L EVI & NAVRA. Mantacnr.:s anl Direct ilImp1.1 ttri of chitna. glass, p at'd, tif, J.apan. w·ort. :rd wiillow war., e &tlcr.· &ec ; sll at Vnew Vork Who'lesnle Pricer 171 Pa'ylrasstreet, .ld 174 C'":na sctr.'t. New OtLEANS. Novtembetr !;th, 1067. iml VWM. AI. STRONG. FORMERL. Y OF NEW Or.l I.:E A S, LA., ýo. 511 P; ino Ntreet, X ALi.AD .'n"E IA, PA., yATILL :attend to the' fi!!in, ~' all order. for IUV IalUlWAl. M.A'tIlNEuRY, A(IlIlC'L TrFiRAL INPLEMENTh', 'a,rden aCnd ,ther a,'rd. Irtd ',rEl uri E 'l FaIi7rnaers, Stircs, jIoll,,,m r . Anthrarile ('ol, de'., as welli a} any othser 11 .t f rnuts inptrt ;e't l tf 'o hilm He re,.etftulny sliets hlle patrornge of all hl= ohd t'i -d.u and cust.'l. ewrs el' New I rleans. 'un all oth rs r qluirit sis .1 r i.P s. j ,M -i lilents llt i it d t r1 lromfllpt returl Ils ritad'. Refinrs to all the old Hardware Houseri in New Orlean [ap I o -n. A MASONIC. Gordv R.'. A.'. Chapter U. D. meets at the Humble Cottage Lodg" No. 19 at Opelousas. thefi'st Tuesdlay after the full monlt, at 3o'check P M. M E GTRARD,H P. ON'E:Z A GUIDRY. Secretary. Opeloussas. April 6th, 1837 -ly r FOR SALE AT PRIVATE SALE. A Pleadant Residence situated in the town of Opeloiiatas, con sisting in a lot of ground, and extellCent dwelling, a small store, kitchen, &c. Also-a lot of Groceries, Household Furniture, &c. For particnllrs apply on the premises to ELEONORE LESASSIER. Opelousas, January I , 1868. E. T E L L E, Deatist. O.FCt, 170 CANAL Sr., NEw ORLEAXS, LA. Administers the Nitrous Oxide Gas, for the pain less extraction of Teeth. i wo cHARGE. FOR "r.0'tLTATION.. March 28. 186R. .12tf NEW ORLEANS CAIIi)S. P 1. (iA S S1 iLK (31'0v c IEA!.1 it Itltl IN (1II 16 Conti Street, :;EWV Wil'ITE BIi IL17NtN7., C'otlIitrv order. of1 77 d."c~l 77 ul7 In o~~~'71 ntt~uilt t·t77f~. Harry M. Isa eason. 77ire'-s r t') V .I. l '777'. C OTTONF. 1" ! T; t (llIlflji -M7iP ,ion l h77j ý baaciit'v S')ixaS &;ls Ct . i \WINI S aiti IIQI 011i. Nu. 'Ri.i CU071Itnfl SIt Ai.F. H. IS(AACSON, ) NEW ORLEA:A l5--i . JosephBerzud, ? P. G Gib"- t, Ol~rlnu~a., t N, 771 ri.,o 1 1IUAT [ \TI ~(;t1 l IZI'. Cotton Factors & Commt 057sion1 Me!clii ntn \ ti l), ('tSnoil II 17Vi* t. I . J17777 IIV. .L 7177 7'tnl~~I77 , 7777 oi t!7'71 ' ' 11 , :NiVx, (71~t:l \N57 77I7r" :V777i to : t:d7:-77 In i7,.7,77 777 t 11;77 ; A. BOUTTE & COX, C of ('."1l' Ic11)( and~r at 'I, 'Sccck Ie717ding, New O: 7171ls J. A. fiBonnafon. G ENEI1AL tOMMl~l410N M1i ~ 1 SNITy 77771dala hut'. iaO .i ' 7I (.ii o II' ! , 177;', "1 i7 Chartr7'M :and1 77'1 l.7 . . o S~vv· !: ,!-p7 :1(, I-7 ~ 1 New C:Je'l.ne. A. DESMARE, Comrni!Qsion M 1erchant.~ AND) ('O'iTJON F'A("I'()I1. oo. ,O Caroxidelet Stre4et, July Ist NIAV tIEI.ANj J. L. COUTRET, COMMISSION MEIClIANT, I.Jo. 21 Conti St., between Chartres and Levee, New Orleans, La., - LL take chlarge of the sal" of all pro.uct : entrusted to him. and will aknisl adv'iRtne of bagging and rope on cottons which a,e to he consigned to him. [July 221<, 1 63. S. Bt.oc. . J. Br.ocIt. Bloch Brothers, C OTTON FACTORS and Commission Mer. chants, No 1d1 Common street, N. ()rlans, will punctually attend to all business entrusted to their care All business left at the IHlose of J. Bloch & Co., in Opelo:isas, will receive inimmdi ate attention. [Dec 9--26. J. P. SARRAZIN'S Steam Tobacco Manufactory, Nos. 91 and 93, corner Charter and Conti Streets, NEW ORLEANS. i.~IRECT importation of French. Get man and SEnglish PIPES. Always on band, a large assortnmnt nof Iletf toharco for segars, and alto a full supply of Domestic and Havana segars. Our Havana segars are of a direct importation and of the most favorite brand. T'1he undersigned informs his friends in the I contry :hat he has constantly on hand an ex; tenasive stock of Smoking and chewing tobacco ready for delivery. Hisase~,tnwiet of MEARSHUM. BRUYERE ROOT, India rnbber and Clay pipes, is unrivlild in New Orleans. for the prices and quality II o'd and tew cnsfotlers will find a great advantage Slycralltin and visiting his steam manufactory aln sales rooms. 'hey art' well knllown in I.outianat and other States, and will defv all competition. J. P. SARRAZIN. January 4, 1868. ly Saint Landry Hotel. BY OMER POIRET. Court Street, Opposite the Court House. TTA'CH ED to this Establishment is a large anlld eonven e:t t.iABIE, w er, hnorses will be kept at reisoinable rates. Nov3-ly 30,000 Acres of Land, F(ORMERLY known af Coopwo, 1l; id, will be sotld in thet Totwn of l+.lon sas, at public sale, ftr cash, on the third Monday of Aplil next. For particeuhtirs see notices on Court IHouse doors of 1t. lAiuldr.: and Lafayette Parishes, and other public plneis. J. A. WINSTON, Feb. 8J Trustee. oR.B. sCO. 185 RICE BROS. & CO. -9 tod 91 Cimip Sitree,' and 5¢3 iftts:;ne N rted. Warehouse, 97 & 99 Julia Street. NEW OR L[EANS. D TRE nCT Itno t, r - of 1 ,im .I Tro.. I ,:'u v,.rham pton l l a d l,,iet ll ".-: vl ,s ajrn l i(utlrv. Nail-. tt, ( 'ne in,.n Billerl ; l ir +illerd wail . i ar r pt a to Il I'. Edr T'tols, 11ar b.el.1c ro M nitle, +l Fire (.rata s. ,Spec-ia liin e, n w t t,,f;'rtd tht (' ntr y T":'l on any gttds inr our linte A ,ll1t--lv Au;( THE OPELOUSAS COURIER, Publishd on S.trday v JOEl II SANDOZ. CON i ITI i ,N: Subsrription.--Four Dollars per yer payarle in advance, or Five Dollams payabl. at the end of the vear. A subc(riber within tno,1iscon:rnl e mr . t e' a written ntice to that fotT-cvt anul set ,l 1tp arre:irages; aind noo su.,'ri:.tim w l I' ,t- p Iuntil all arretrages are paid. unless at the opt. of the pnbli.herr Adrertising.--F I FT Y e.ts per sqnare f,+ each insertuon. Eight lines oI less rcontitulte it square. All advertisements sen' in .for nublication will be is,.rted in English and Fi'rnch ( tiless other wise ordered.) anil the editor shall judge it con Venient to disecutin.ue. Candidates to public favors wmi nay Fifteen Dollars"ach. in aivance'. f nhivy ilh t, be an naounced.