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THE OPELOUSAS COURIER.
EDITED BY T. G. COMPTON. PUBLISHED BY JOEL HR SANDOZ, Proprietor. OPELOUSAS: SATURDAY,: : : : APRIL 25th, 1868. ~i~ Services at the Episcopal Church in this place on Saturday and Sunday next, the 2d and 3d days of May, at 11 o'clock A. M., the Rt. Rev. Bishop Wilmer officiating. Opelousas, April 21d, 1868. uIszza for St. Landry ! Who has proved in the fight That might is in right, And that that might is White ! The returns for the various precincts in St. Landry at which polls were held, twenty-nine in nmIber, having all been received, we are ena bled to herald the most unexpected and cheer ing result. In the first place, the odious Constitution, the monstrous spawn of the Dryades street den of mongrelism, is defeated here in one of the sup posed strongholds of of ultra Radicalism, by Three Hundred and Fifteen votes, when one thousand in favor of it was con fidently predicted by both the Radical papers of New Orleans, the Republican and the Tribune. If St. Landry is to be anything of a criterion to .judge of the result in the other parishes of the State, the Black Crook Constitution is defeated by from five to ten thousand majority, and Lou isiana is ready for another Congressional edict relative to further proceedings to lick her into an acceptable shape to the dictators of that most honorable, conscientious and all-powerful body. To speculate upon the character of those proceedings is at this time as idle as useless; and we can only judge and predict of what will happen by what has already occurred in other States in similar cases. Whatever may happen, however, as to the State, St. Landry has one inexpressible cause of self-congratulation and thankful rejoicing. We are spared for the present, and most probably if not certainly-for ever, the shame and morti fication of direct white or black negro domina tion. The result of the Senatorial election is at the time of writing, (Wednesday,) still doubt ful; but we know certainly that in the event of the accursed Constitution being fastened upon us, we will have white representatives to the lower House, a white Parish Judge, a white Sheriff, a white Recorder, a white Clerk of the District Court, a white Coroner, and, in fact, white Parish officers throughout. The District Judge and District Attorney, though elected only by being placed, at their own instance or without it, on the rwegular Radical ticket, are also white men and gentlemen who have hereto fore stood high-especially the latter-in the estimation of our community, though what ef fect the position they now occupy may have, in the same relation, remains yet to be proved. Our old Town Council, with its popular- head, is alio re-elected; and regarding it one of the most interesting and.exciting scenes attending the election occurred. GOBat efforts were made by the Radical party to carry their own ticket ; and at the counting of the town box, a crowd of anxious spectators stood around. Most of the Democratic and Conservative tickets were printed on yellow paper; the opposition all on white. The presiding Commissioner of the Opel ousas box, to whose strict impartiality and effi ciency we are sure all will bear willing testi mony, is somewhat of a wag withal, and observ ing that at nearly the olose of counting thebox, the outs wereconsiderably ahead, and of course proportlonhlly exttltant, he picked up all the white tickets first, leaving the yellow (whlah re presented the white interestl at the bottom. The former at last gave out, and then the latter be gan to crawl gradually- up, until the race for a moment was neck and neck-but only for one moment-and yellow shot ahead, and came out winner by fifteen votes, amidst the smiles if not the cheers of many of the beholders, only one man on the oppesition ticket being elected, and he only because he rode two horses, that is his name was placed upon both tickets. The great event of the two days' races was, however, the defeat of two of the meanest and most despised white niggers in the Parish-Chs. M. Moss, the renegade and apostate Southerner, John A&reln, the earpet-bagger-ex.Agent the Freedmen's Bureau, and the biggest toad Sthe Radial puddle. Moss, who has proved that if a rolling stone gathers no moss, a peram bulating Mose does not gather ma reeks, is de feated by our esteemed friendandfellow-towns man, Joseph D. Richard, Esq., who, as is uni versally known, is perfectly au/sait to the duties of the offiee whish he and we hope he will never have to fill under the Constitution whloh erestes or rather continues it. As for the ex-Bureaunorat and present llckspittle egrophilist, hbehasfond out that all the law he learned "mit -Pisark, py Cot," won't dahim muoh good as "Barish Chadge f St., Lantry.* in onclusion, wre mst not forget to mention the quiet and perfectly pq hble manner in which the eldtion was con as this place. Not a broil occurred; and if even e angry word was spoken, we did not hear it. To colored as well as white voters much praise is duefor their preclatibon of the duties and responsibilities of the occasion, sad upaticularly to those lead. ing colored men who shaped the eonduct and deportlment of the freedmen generally, which made Opeldeas Appear dau the days of elec tion, except at theCourt Houie, as if in fe two Sundays had em tg ather. 'We have no dispodt.tin to orew tauntingly over the result; sad steept as to the question of the superority of aces, and the principles they advoste, theme were nameson the Radical tieket which We wea) i hIve s vied to some who were voted for and e by b Democrat and Conservatives.' t iot the present a good -ep s t Ity of iommenct sa ind eoanthanng a better feelg among all clasme, whose most atS t inteaP te ertianly dentieail We for ap most deiedly think Sa . The nTews o the electiaon In Lafayee an;Cauleau ae ery aa grcta R owerw, they si'ail faeve aorabi ate r asa In Ate + Iats. Ien S+,ijaSe 1i t wolibeat least laseeg sths d a cuhy s ,itias every slax of sses t as a thes.lsai s in smilar trth e a uh qb sigtd wthe it c nie asagot e t saeaoda s, tirltiga ceest .matssetye, THE ELECTION.-We have received very fee returns of the late election. The Conservative papers claim New Orleans against the Constitu tios by 1000 votes, whilst the "Republican" is equally sure that it has gone for it, by the same amount. Parish and municipal officers are evi. dently divided. We have received the Alexandria Democrat of the 22d inst., and as we do not see Biossat's game cock at the head of its editorial column, we fear things are not going to his liking in that part of Louisiana. MURDER AND SuICIDE.-On Tuesday last, a shocking occurrence happened in the immediate neighborhood of our village. Paul Chenier, a well known f. m. c., shot and mortally wounded a white woman, a Mrs. Smalley, a widow with whom he had been living for some time back. Immediately after firing upon the woman, he blew out his own brains, and she died a few hours afterwards. We don't know any thing positively of the causes that led to the perpe tration, of this double crime, but have heard it imputed to jealousy. PHILLIPs SPREADING HIMSELF.-Our friend, the ever accommodating and debonnair Phillips, has surpassed even himself this week, in the ac complishment in which he excels-writing an attractive advertisement. But in fact, as he penned it surrounded with the objects which he partially enumerates, he could not do otherwise ; for in sober truth, there is scarcely an article of which any one may stand in need, for personal or family purposes, that he cannot supply on the most reasonable terms. He asks a question in tereating to all, and all may answerit, and profit themselves perhaps. At any rate, it is worth trying. For Reading 1Matter See Ist Page. DELICIOUS SMOKING T3OACco.-We have re ceived from Mr. Villanosa, who keeps the Intri nidad cigar store of Joseph Santini, Esq., on the corner of Gravier and Carondelet streets, a box of the famous Red Crook Smoking Tobacco, which is a mixture of pure prique and Turkish tobacco, and is certainly one of the most supe rior mixtures we ever used, being neither too strong, like the p6rique, nor too dry, as the best Maryland and Virginia soon becomes. We expect soon to receive further samples of Mr. Santini's tobacco, and shall be pleased to show them to our connoisseur friends. ' See advertisement of Wood's celebrated Mowing Machines, in another place. READ TnIs.-People have come to the wise conclusion that by buying their Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, &c., etc., from our friend Sol. Loeb, at the "Bed Store," they save money in prices. See his advertisement in an other column. Official vote of St. Landry. For the Constitution: White voters, 32 Colored voters, 2277 Total, 2309 Against the Constitution: White votes, 2266 Colored votes, 358 Total; 2624 2309 Majority against the Constitution, 315 For Governor. H. C. Warmoth, 2514 J. G. Taliaferro, 649 Joshua Baker, 1187 For Lieut. Governor. O. J. Dus., 2514 F Dumas, 378 Albert Voorhles, 2311 For Secretary of State: J- Hamilton Hardy, 2351 George Boes, 2509 Charles Smith, 8 For Attorney General: Andrew S. Heron, 2354 8. Belden, 2516 Craes, 5 For Auditor: H. Peralta, 2355 G. M. Wicklife, 2510 B. Boasfoi. 5 1 For State Treasurer: Adam Giffen, 2359 1 Ant. Dubadet, 2506 1 Wim. G. Bell, 10 1 Supeiint. Public Education: Robert M. Lusher, 2357 T. M. Conway, 2468 McDesald, 7 For Congress,--.4th District: John E. King, 2578 Micdel Viida 2356 1 8tils, 7 t For the State Senate: Thos. C. Anderson, 2506 William Offutt, 2484 Aug. Donato, Jr. 2352 FertCne Riard, 2230 For the House of Representatives: Willis Prescott, 2489 Onesime Tate, 2478 t M. D. Kavanagh, 2441 e Aloee Duprh, 2430 i T iams, ..-..-.. 2185 Jogs C. Brr, 1843 1 Douga.ss, 2184 Stainsille Prdjeau, 2184 George Jackson, 44 Theog.ne Ceatitle, 327 Chreieu MorwhiaQ, t For District Judge: t A. Bailey, 1664 t James M. Porter 3160 a For District Attorney: t E. D. Eetlette, 1 824 I George W. Hudapeth, 3010 a For Parish Judge: A Garrigues, 9454 Joke Ad reis, 2349 D. C. Sittig, 116 e For Sherf. 4 James G Hayes, d Guetase D at, e2329 J.. BeIac mp, 66 b For Clerk District Court: Joe. D. Richard, 2548 Charles M. Noss, 238 For Recorder.: Yves Davy 2681 J. L Deds, 2213 E For Assessaor p J. J. Butler 491 A Zeoors. ars, 9382 p For Corser: Charles H. Pot'er, 2445 a1 P"r0ms Burr, 2360 Radicals in italis L~t~~Ft~~, ii tperldng of this of th Plater' In the bighest of the, t ut e ur b it. miles th b lar~gest city sb til.. less a and its $d aignd cap pro P place. k ik º n centre an trad inge point A l fortyc~gr~sv ~t miles m;l r *I - sed intea hemaat h Uwe bles teridoai&d It is *uatitves - U It shoald "e. the 'su heo ms ct . es . LDO& does, o ' siilboj on its busiesiY -hBbl e a madeila PAtte ý" 8es La _teit t. oft e ii a6rda ý .,ý ý., , ~i THE RACE. (FOR THE OPELOUSAB COURIER) A "POME." f IN SEVEN CANTOS. Respectfully dedicated to the white candidates elected and defeated of the Radical party of St. Landry. The author is perfectly aware that said "pome" is rather or quite on the doggerel order; but the fact is the sulject is so doggish that he be dogged if he could help it. White men of St. Landry in heart as in face, I'll sing you a song about some of yoig race, Who, like Esan of old, for a mess black and greasy Their birthrights have sold, and swallowed it easy Not even awaiting untile it got cool, Or taking the pains to pick out the wool. I should say-would have sold, for the bargain was made, And it was not their fault if we broke off the trade ; And only a few of the many who tried, Got into the wagon all ready to ride- That is if it starts; which yet is in doubt- I And if it does not, why, they'll have to get out. ] There's Castille and Pr~jean, Mornhinveg and John Barry, Who rode the black horse as far as he'd carry, But got distanced at last in sight of the stand, And the day that they'll run again ain't close at hand ; For they're turned out to grass for the rest of their life, And thus are secured against any more strife. And there's Charlie Moss, the Bashaw of Big 2 Cane, Whose renegade rascality has all been in vain, t For despite of his speeches, his Clubs and his t blow, He didn't get ahead of our plucky little Joe, t Who has shown us the truth of what old fogies a say, That "slow and sure" goes far in a day. r t But though most of the scrubs broke down in 0 the race, There was one old mustang who was up to the t pace: t Long-headed, long-winded, long-legged and gantt, He came in ahead without breathing a pant. a Constitution or not, to him it's all well, As hell still be M. P. J. for the Parish of St. L. There's one or two more whose names I'll not mention, Because I'm not sure of their real intention; d But those who touch pitch e'en with the end of their fingers, Must not be surprised if some of it lingers, d And will be so hard to get off that the coveted b post Will scarce repay them for what they have lost. ti Last comes up de WideWer, "Gount Pismarck's" 1l law student, o0 Who tried to be "Chuge," but found out that w he couldn't; tc Who wanted a warrant against "Mishter God- g] drell," ol "'Ca'se, py tam, in Mermento mit me dey blayed m h-ll." re Thank God, he's gone down to his own proper tip level, Sc And he may either stay there or go to the d-l. in B. C. ha Beu. Wade and the Kuklux. Speaker Colfax not long since had a big scare over the nitro-glycerine plot; -but, if we are to credit the Cincinnati Chronicle and its Washington correspon dent, Colfax's trouble was as nothing compared with that which has overtaken the presiding officer of the other House of Congress-that veteran politician who has been so impatient for the termina tion of the impeachment trial that he might don the Presidential robes. Yes, old Ben. Wade we doubt not, is in great tribulation of spirit. His heart quakes within him, andhis knees smite together. In the hour of his triumph he is filled with fear and tremblug. In the hour of his anticipated enjoyment of gratified ambition he has received a warning-a warning suggestive to his agitated mind of most bloody horrors. He knows not but the delicious draught he was prepar ing to raise to his lips with such infinite gusto contains a poison more deadly than ever a Borgia administered. He fears that an asp more venemous than that employed by Egypt's Queen lies hidden in the folds of the laurel wreath for which he was already baring his brow. In short, the Chronicle conveys to the world the startling intelligence that the Kuklux Klan has established itself under the very shadow of the Federal Capitol, and has thence launched at Mr. Wade the Arst of its terrible missives. This time the mysterious communication dates not from "The Cave of Sculls." This time it bears not the impress of "Serpents Den," "Fearful Galgatha of Dixie," or any of the other places in which the Ku klux of Tennessee most do congregate. More alarming that even this, the pres ent communication is issued from "Head quarters," and is called a "General Or der." But, to keep our readers no Icng er in suspense, the document received by Mr. Wade runs thusly: GENFRAL ORDER K. L K. HEADQUARTERS K. K. K. WASHINGTON, D. C. April 3, 1868. General Order.-The C. V. P., K K. K., congratulates the President pro tem pore upon the timely assassination of Andrew Johnson's predecessor, and the prospective removal of the present ob struction. By direction of V. P., K. K .K. Offi cial, 8. C., K. K. K. Whoafter thiscan wonder if Mr. Wade is frightened The Colfax affair was, as we have intimated, no more to it than the penny whistle to a bass drum. And who can feel surprised that the Chroni cle devotes a solemn editorial to what it considers "a very grave matter," or that it sees in this "new ontr a," when ta ken in connection with necok's ap pointamet and the alleged attempt of 1 the Pre.ldent sometime ago to get Grant i out of the city. evidence of warlike in tentions oa the part of the President ? Verily we live in seasational times. I When Gen. Thomas dispatched to Gen. I Grant the astounding story of the Ku- I klux, and inontestily established that E it was an "outgrowth of the rebellion" by certificates that, in one case, a man t in Tenese. had drawn a pistol on an otner, and, in another, some heeen rode sofast,and behaved soba ate , as to fgten.a woman who lived byt ~side the road, he Titt.t thet "outgrrowth would so and * ln the a o te Bea. W W have c 'terase.re n , of won*e, who .te ab* wade tadese was then the i as eno€.a mome thia tie fnvenf. of some a wag or sensation monger, just as there were those who affected to believe that the nitro-glycerine business was a sharp advertising trick ; but all such will at once be set down as disloyal in the esti mation of the faithful.-Louiville (Ky.) Courier. The War of Races. v A NORTHERN VIEW OF THE CONDITION OF THE SOUTH. The following article may appear to d take too dark and gloomy a view of the state of affairs farther South of us, but the causes are in operation to [produce the results predicted : We are no alarmists, but we can't ig nore the fact that nothing can be done t now to prevent a war of races. And to the Radicals must be ascribed this ter rible prospect for the South. They and their emissaries have inflamed the minds of the negroes, which cannot be obliter 1 ated except by the stern and bloody ex periences of the battle-field. They have s goaded the Southern whites into desper ation; forced them, as a means of pre serving their race, to imitate the exam ple of their black antagonists, by organ izing a powerful secret society, and they have planted the seeds of the most fear ful conflict that this continent ever wit nessed. Unfortunately, the races are nearly balanced, numbering, as they do, some six millions of whites to over four millions of blacks. A war between them will be much worse than any of the in surrections in St. Domingo or Jamaica. In the South the whites are numerous; they possess superior intellectual pow ers, and have won a world wide reputa tion for valor. But they have to contend against a horde of semi-savages, backed up by the entire power of the Radical party and half crazed by"the teachings they have received. An army costing three hundred millions per annum will not suffice to keep the peace between the tworaces. The inflexibility of the whites and the dogged determination of the blacks never to submit to each other's rule appear to render in advance any at tempt at a reconciliation or restoration of kindly feeling utterly impotent. The sitl'ation in the South is a sad one; the future offers nothing better than in ternecine war. In the "black belts," as they are called, of the different Southern States, those whites who can get away are already leaving the homes of their nativity and seeking safety elsewhere. Teey are fortunate in being able to leave; for those who are compelled to remain will have to bear the brunt of the storm; and for this impending conflict-for this certain annihilation of one and possible destruction of both races-the Radicals are alone responsible. They attempted to overturn the laws of nature, to strike down the barriers which God has placed between the white man and the negro and to elevate the inferior race into the position of ruler of its superior. That this attempt must eventually fail we firm ly believe; but before its impossibility of success has been demonstrated the wretched people of the South will have to front another and more terrible strug gle, and another and greater hectacomb of graves must be reared from the Poto mac to theRio Grande. Such will be the results of a Radical policy of reconstruc tion ; and we claim no remarkable pre science in seeing it. The Radical party, in the effort to perpetuate their power, 1 have "organized hell in the South." When the fruits of their measures have bloomed, they must prepare to receive from the entire people that eternal infa my their own acts will have brought up on themselves, and sink into oblivion amid the execrations of the thousands in S the Soqth whose kindred will have been murdered and whose homes will have been desolated through an insane at tempt to compass an impossibility. New York Herald. e ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF JUDGE S, A. N. OGDEN.-One of the most flagrant t and diabolical outrages on record occur s ed last evening in the suburban village of Greenville, on the Carollton Railroad. It appears that as our aged and esteemed f fellow-citizen, Judge A. N. Ogden' was I returning to his home in Greenville from a visit to the town of Carrollton, some three quarters of a mile above, and as he t approached the gate of his residence, he heard a footstep behind him, and turning 8 saw a tall and athletic looking negro, n who advanced with a very threatening mein. t Judge Ogden asked the negro, what I he meant, when the latter replied: "I r hear you have been running down the carpet-baggers," and immediately there upon struck the unarmed and helpless old gentleman a severe blow upon the head with a club, when the Judge shout ed for assistance, and threw up his right arm to ward off another terrible blow which was aimed at his head, and which s laid bare his arm to the bone from elbow s to wrist, crushing his hand and felling Shim to the earth. While lying senseless upon the gronnd, the negro struck him - several other violent blows upon the head, producing severe contusions and laying open the scalp to the bone. A son of the Judge's, I. N. Ogden, Esq., hearing his father's cry for help, rushed out from the house, but not until I after the villain had fled, and found his father lying sensless and wounded on the ground. Assistance being procured, the Judge was carried into the house, and medical assistance at once dispatched for. We learn this morning that Dr. Choppin, though esteeming Judge Og den's condition critical, has great hopes of his ultimate recovery. The Judge re vived sufficiently this morning to relate the circumstances of this villainous as sault, as narrated above. Judge Ogden is one of our first citizens, esteemed, respected and beloved by a large circle of acquaintances, who will read this account of the serious injuries which have befallen him with feelings of deep sorrow. Since the war Judge Og den has been entirely removed from the political arena, having taken no active part in any of the questions which have been agitating the public mind, but lived the life of a retired citizen at his home, in the usually quiet village of Green vile. IWe lear that proper representations of tE affair have been made to the Corn amtding General, who is an old and in timate friend of the Judge, and that in stant steps will be taken to discover the trator of this unprovoked and das tad attempt at ssassinaton. N. 0. .Ber, 17th inset. Ir'As eccentric old gentleman, occa sionally addicted to the habit of swear ing, was still punctilious in regard to sayin grace at eis table. On a certain occasion the old gentlemaninvited a sea captain, a jolly old weather-beaten tar of s aequaintance, to dine with him. They sat down to dinner, and the old gentle man commenced saying grace; but the ( captain, whose attention had been di verted for the moment, hearing the old gentleman speak, thought he was ad dressing him, and asked: "What did you say, 'Squire?" "Why, d-n it, man, I'm saying grace !" DIED.-In Prairie Basse, in this Par ish, on the 20th inst., MICHEL BORDELON aged about 80 years. Which is the Cheapest DRY GOODS STORE In Opelousas!!! That Is The Question I T HE attention of the residents of Opelousas and vicinity is respectfully called for the decision of the above question;-the fair and im partial are certainly capable of judging this matter, and to them I appeal. I ants constantly receiving fresh goods, and have now on hand a Splendid Selection OF DRY GOODS, such as will give satisfaction to everyone. The Stock consists in part of CALICOS, all brands. MOZAMBIQUES. DOMESTICS, from 12½ up. TOWELLING. TOILE DU NORD. DIAPER. GRENADINES. CLOTHS. FRENCH BAREGES. LINENS. GINGHAMS. BAREGES. KERSEYMERES. &c., &., &c. In fact, every article that can be found in a well regulated establishment. In Hosiery, I can offer the finest kind for LADIES, MISSES, CHILDREN, & MEN. SHOES of all kinds, ranging in price and quality. The stock is being constantly replenished. My stock of WHITE GOODS AND EMBROIDERIES is complete, consisting in part of White Swiss, Jaconet, Ml ll Mull, SOFT FINISHED CAMBRIC, PUFFED Swiss, (for waists,) &c. Also, a fine assortment of JACONET BANDS, INSERTINGS, EDG INGS AND LINVEN LACES. I have also received a few very handsome LACE SHAWLS - AND--- MARIE ANTOINETTES, all of which will be sold at very low prices. In addition to the Dry Goods Department, I have on hand a choice selection of GROCERIES, - FOR - FAMILY AND PLANTATION USE, Such as Flour, Bacon, Shoulders, Hams, Coffee, Sugar, Crackers, Molasses, Powder & Shot, &c. &c. Call and examine for yourselves and rest as sured your purchases will be satisfactory. iP N. B.-Fresh arrivals weekly. & EMANUEL PHILLIPS, Main St., Opelousas, La. Opelousas, April 25, 1868. 46-lm NOTICE To the Tax-Payers of the Parish of St. Landry. I AM now in possession of the State Tax Roll of 1867, and of Licenses on professions and trades for 1868, as also the Roll of Convention Taxes. For the convenience of the tax-payers, I or my deputy will be at the following places on the days below fixed, between 10 o'clock in the morning and 4 in the afternoon, for the purpose of receiving the above Taxes and Licenses: Commencing at Opelousas, on Monday, April 27th; At Gros Chevreuil, Michel Emonet, on Tuesday, May 12th; At Arnaudville, Coffee House, Wed nesday, May 13th; At Grand Coteau, A. F. Estilette's Cof fee House, Thursday, May 14th; At Queue Tortue, J. B. Bernard's store, Friday, May 15th; At Lower Plaquemine, Clark & Hayes' store, Monday, May 18th; At Upper Plaquemine, Joseph Daigle, Tuesday, May 19th; At Mermento River, Hilaire Deses sarts, Wednesday, May 20th; At Pointe-aux-Loups, Antoine Cart, Thursday, May 21st; At Mallet Woods, Charles Frangois' store, Friday, May 22d; At Faquetaique, Valentin Savoie's store, Saturday, May 23d; At Chataignier, Dorsin Lafleur, Mon day, May 25th; At Plaisance, Durio & Mouilld's Coffee House, Tuesday, May 26th; At Flat Town, Daire & Tate's store, Wednesday, May 27th; At Jos Landreneau's, Little Mamouth, Thursday, May 28th; At Bayou Chicot, Sam Haas' store, Monday, June 1st; At Old Grand Praire, Stagg's store, Tuesday, June 2d; At Washington, Post Office, Wednes day, June 3d; .At Bayou Baeuf, School House, near Thomas MeCrory, Thursday, June 4th; At Big Cane, Morris' store, Saturday, June 6th; At Atchafalaya. Foot's store, Monday, I June 8th; At Bayou Waxia, School House, Wed nesday, June 10th. Office at the Court House, Opelousas, where I or my deputy may always be found. JAS. G. HAYES, 8eri and Collector of State Tazes and ases for the Parish of St. Landry. 1 Opelousas, April 25th, 1868. EDOUARD E. MOUTON, Arromur AT LAW AT VM~uLLOaVWUtL, ILL exercise his profesionin the Parishes of Lafayette, St. Landry, Vermillion and Calcasieu. [14th March 1868. 1 Hurrah for the Parish of St. Landry,-. - Long may she wave, The land of the free, and the home of the brave. Against the Constitution I! T HE great contest has long been decided, and it is universally granted that Sol. Loeb's "Red Store" is the place to purchase the chealp est Dry Goods in Opelousas, and where the cheapest Goods have been bought, and can yet be purchased CHEAPER THAN THE CHEAPEST!!! I will still continue to sell my goods at the same rates and prices as mentioned in my last advertisement : CALICOES, 121 ets. up. DOMESTIC, 10 " " MOZAMBIQUE, 30 cts. The finest ORGANDIES, only 35 cts. MUSLINS, fast colors, 25 cts. SILK GRENADINES, 50 cts. GINGIIAMS, 30 ets. LINENS & NAPKINS, very low. As for HOSIERY and HANDKERCHIEFS, I will offer them at a sacrifice in order to clear out in that line; in WHITE GOODS, such as SWISS, JACONETS, HANDKERCHIEFS, EMBROIDERIES, LACES, LINEN & I am selling at prices FAR BELOW COST. NOTIONS of all kinds, such as lace mitts, ladies buck-skin gauntlets, kid gauntlets, a good assortment al ways on hand. Embroidered Valencienne setts, colars and cuffs, also below cost. Guipure and Blonde Laces, black and white, at a sacrifice. in I order to clear out my large assortment on hand. The fact is, all goods ItILL BE SOLD at the t Lowest Possible Prices, No cost upon goods shall be refused-times are hard and money must be realized. Purchasers cannot fail Saving Twenty-Fire per Cent by giving Solomon Loeb a call, at the "Red Store;" Main Street. SOLOMION LOEB, At the Old Stand of Edmond C. Dupr. - Opelousas, April 25th, 1868. 46tf WOOD'S Celebrated Mowing Machines. I IAVE received the invoice of a consignmenw of Mowing Machines, from the Walter A Wood Machine Company, New York. These Machines took the heavy gold premium at the late Paris Exhibition, and are unrivalled ii their construction and operation. I refer to Chadncey Seymour and Eugene Ri chard, Esqrs. I can supply them here at Ne. York prices. T. G. COMPTON, Agent. Opelousas, April 25th, 1868. Public Sale. Estate of Christoral Tate 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 for 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 a duly commissioned Auctioneer, on the plan tation, last residence of said deceased, in Prairie Ville Plate, in this Parish, on Monday, May 11th, 1868, the following described property, belong ing to the Estate of Christoval Tate and Valentine Tate, his wife, both deceased, late of the Parish of St. Landry, to wit : The undivided half of the STOCK of horned cattle and horses, held in com munity between Adolphe Savant and the deceased; also the yearling calves rang ing in Prairie Mamouth, attached to the said vacherie, branded as will be more fully explained on the day of sale; One stallion ; One mule: One yoke of work oxen; One ox cart; One old buggy; Five ploughs; A lot of farming utensils. Terms and conditions.-One half of the purchase price, payable on the 1st of April 1869, and the other half payable on the 1st of April 1870. Purchasers to fusnish good and solvent security in sol ido to the satisfaction of the Administra tor, on the day of sale, and in case of fail ure to furnish the required security, the property adjudicated to be resold at the risk of the purchaser and the notes giv en by purchaser to draw eight per cent interest per annum from maturity until paid. WILLIAM TATE, Administrator. Opelousas, April 25, 1868. State of Louisiana. District Court, Parish of St. Landry -No. 10891 Estate of Minor Robinson. G EORGE HILL, of the Parish of St. Landry, Administrator of the Estate of Miner Rob inson, deceased, having filed a Tableau of Clas sifi.*ation of the creditors and of Distribution among them of the assets of said Estate, accom panied by a petition praying for the homologation of the same ;-And whereas the prayer of said petition has been granted by an order of Court dated April 16th, 1868; Therefore, notice is hereby given to all inter ested to make opposition, if any they have, in writing, at my office, in the town of Opelousas, within thirty days from the date of the present ,iotice, why said Tableau should not be approved and homologated. A. GARRIGUES, Clerk. Opelousas, April 18th. 1868. Notice. A LL persons who may have claims against the Estate of Jonathan Har ris, deceased, late of the Parish of St. Landry, are hereby notified to present them at the office of Messrs. Moore & Morgaun, Attorneys, at Opelousas, for classification, if approved, and those who are indebted to said Estate are requested to pay without delay to the undersigned. O. HINCKLEY, Administrator. Opelousas, April 18, 1868. 45-2t For Sale or Exchange, . A WELL IMPRO VED PLANTATION Containing two huired and eighty-seven arpents of land situated li Red River, 12 miles below Alexandria, with god dwelling, outhouses and fencing, will be sold ow, or exchanged for an improved place near Opelousas. Apply to Opelousas, March 28, 1t . C P 42tf WVYI. 195ITON, Attorney and Co~tsellor at Law, W ILL practice in the Parishes of Lafayette, St. Landry, Calcasieu, Vermillion and St. Martin. Office at Vermi fionville. ALCI. DanBLAC. I Roar. S. PERRY DEBLANC .& PERRY, ATTrroygY AT Law A' SAINT MARTINSYILLE. UILL exereise theirgprofession in the Par W ishes of St. Martin, St. Mary. Lafayette, Vermillion and St. Land v. M. SHXVL i SaXVes SaXYe HE undersigned is now ini pos sion of the.,,tate Tax Roll and Li cences for the year 167, and he invites those interested to conie witlhuit delay and pay the same at his ottice, at tht Court HIouse, in Opelonsas. The Convention Tax is also de and tmust be collected by the Ist day of Mac 1 next, under penalty of law. j word to the wise is so icient. JAS. G. HIAYES, Sherif' and Collector Opelousas April 4th, 1 . 43t' Salt ! Salt ! Salt! tULL SACKS, in good order at .3 25 for sale at .s)L. LOEEl S ' April 11] Mlain Stlre, t. upcloit1, LAST CALL To the Creditors of the EItate Rf Dr. A. V. E. Ien.r'y. P ERSONS indebted to this Estate are notified that unlellss their accounts are settled between this date anl the 20th inst., they will be proseentedl at the next term of the District Court. By order of the Attorneq,., irn the Estate. N. QUAT!REVAIX, SAdlministrato Opelousas, April 4th. 1=6". 43 j t Deputy Collector's Office, U. S. INT. PEVEN E,L Opelousas, April 1, 1868. N OTICE is hereby given that the tax assessed upon Income, Carriages, Gold Watches, and Silver Plate, for the annual year 1867, together with the Spe cial Taxes (formerly termed Licenses) is now due. Thirty (30) days from the date hereof are given for the paynient of the same. After the expiration of the time above given, the penalty pirescribed by act of Congress of March. 1867. will be imposed upon all who tail to appar and settle. JNO. C. COSTLEY, Deputy Collector U. S. Int. Rev. April 4th, 1868. 1 m I Notice. n TIIE public is notified to not Lunt. nor pass 1 in vehicles, on horseherk or or u ',ot e through the plantations of the under~igned, oil Bayou Tech:e, without the express leave of the undersigned : otherwise judlicial Iproc(ediinis will be instituted against the tr;angr ,m . e NOTLEY C. I)DEV ILLIERS. V. C. DEVILLIERS, F. C. DEVIIILIETRS, JOSEPHI RAYON, %WIDOW OCTAVE DEJEA N, WIDOW F. C. DEVILLIERS. Bayou TCloe., March 21st. 1868. lIm NOTICE. THE public are hereby informed that Mr. N Quatrevaux has charge of my interests in Opelousas. WIDOW E. CLAUDE. Opelonsas February 15tl, 168. Irn COPARTNERSHIP. H AVING this day admitted Mr. Paul Stargg my late clerk,'as a partner in my etoie. we will hereafter do business ulder the name of E. DUBUISSON & CO. All persons indebted to me will pleas' call and settle immediately. E. DBUI.Ssc N. Washington. April ist. 19la . [6 !--im. E. DUBUISSON PAUL STAGG E. Dubuisson & Co., SALL the attention of their friends and the public in general to their well seliectimd "*c:, k of Goods, which they are offering at the very LOWEST PRICES FOR ('CASI. We have constantly on hand a large lot of Split and Sawed Lumber, for sale at the lowest market price, for cash. Give us a call before purchasing elsewhere. Washington, April 4th, 1568. 43tf. A Physiological View of MVIa-riage. THE CHEAPEST BOOK EVER FUBILISIEi). 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A GENTLEMAN who suffered for years from Nervous Debility, Premature Decay, and all the effects of youthful indiscretion, will, for thi sake of sufflcring humanity., send free to all w! need it, the recipe and directions for makin~'th simple remedy ly which he was cured. Sutlerf wishing to profit by the advertiser's experience can do so by addressing, in perfect conlidence. JOHN B. OGDEN, 42 Cedar St.. N. Y. May 11-ly Aug. 10 FOR SALE. A NEW WAGON, S just finished, will be sold very cheap. Also, a Spring Wagon, an uncovered Buggy, and another light Spring Wagon.. Apply to P. GOSSELIN. Opelousas, April 4th, 1868. ROBT. A. ROWE, House, Sign and Ornamental PAINTER, WASHINGTON, LA. Gilding. Bronzing, Graining, Marbling, Gla zing and Paper-Hanging executed and satisfac tion guaranteed. *' Country Produce taken for work' Salt! Salt! FULL SACKS, in good order at $3 25, for sale at SOL. LOEB'S, April 11] Mlaint Street, Opelousas. Removal. FTHE Office of the Assessor of U. S. Interna Revenue has been removed from the Courtl I House to the Plaisanece Building, corner of Maiu and Bellevue Streets, Opelousas. JOHN C. TUCKER, Assessor. Opelousas, March 14th, 1868. Removal. THE Office of the Collector of U. S. Internal Revenue has been removed from the ('curt House to the Plaisance Building, corner of Main and Bellevue Streets, Opelousas. JOHN C. COSTLEY, Collector. Opelousas, March 14th, 1868. 40 Salt ! Salt! Salt! F ULL SACKS, in good order, at $: .;, for sale at SOL. LOEI'S. April 111] MJlion Streif. lprIiv '..