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Vol. XIX. Opelousas, Parish of St. Landry, La., April, so 1872. No. 32.
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PtnLISIIHED WEEKLY BY
SATURDAY, - - - - - APRIL 20, 1872.
s.Q RIES. 3 MONTHS. 6 MONTHS. 19 MONTHS.
)nc ...... $ 3 50.......$ 6 00.......$ 11 00
Two ...... 6 00....... 11 00....... 20 00
Four ..... 11 00....... 20 00....... 38 00
Sir....... 18 00....... 28 00....... 54 00
Eight..... 25 00....... 40 00....... 72 00
Ten ....... 30 00....... 52 00....... 9000
Twelve... 36 00....... 65 00....... 100 00
The CormEa is published in the most pop_
lous Parish in the State, except Orleans, and
in that Parish than any other paper, and is one
of the hest advertiseing mediums in the inte
rior of the State.
Transient advertisements 25 cents per square
of eight lines (minion).
gP Magistrates' blanks for sale, and other
job work done on shert notiee, at this office,
cheaper and more neatly gotten up than in any
other office in the Parish. Call and examine
speinlens and prices and see if this is an empty
boast. We guarantee good workmanship at
fair prices; indifferent or cheap (t) work not
solicited nor bids made in eompetiMe for infe
We are authorised to announce Mr. ALBERT
LASTIAPES as a candidate for Clerk of the
District Court, for the Parish of St. Latry, at
the election in November next.
Dr. W. A. ROBERTSON of Washington an
thlorize us to announce him as a candidate for
Clerk of the District Court for the Pariah of St.
Landry. at the election of November next.
I am acandidate for the office of Clerk of Court
in and for the Parish of St. Landrr, at the elec
tion to be holden in November, 187'2.
JOS. D. RICHARD.
We are authorized to announce EGBERT O.
HAYES, the present incumbent. as a candidate
for the ollbe of Sheriff of St. Landry at the
election in November next.
I am a candidate for the office of Sheriff of the
Parish of St. Landry at the election to be lholden
in November next. For what the people of St.
Landry may axpect of me in that official capaci
ty in the future. I refer to my past services as
the executive Deputy of the present Sheriff.
C. C. DUSON.
FOR DISTRIICT ATTORNEY.
I am a candidate for the offlee of District At
torney of the 8th Jndicial District. at the elec
tion to be holden in November 1872.
G. W. HUDSPETH.
FOR DISTRICT JUDGE.
The undersigned Judge of the 8th Judicial
District. is a candidate, for another term, for
the office he new holds. For what may be ex
pected of him in his judicial eapacity in the fu
ture, he refers to his past services on the Bench.
JOHN E. KING.
Editor Courier,-Please announee me as a can
didate for the offee of Judge of the 8th Judicial
District, at the election of next November.
JNO. J. MORGAN.
FOR THE LEGISLATURE.
We are authorized to announce Mr. CAMILLE
H. MELANCON as a candidate to represent the
Parish of St. Landry in the Lower Honsq of the
Legislature, at the election of November next
Bditor Courier,-Please announce in the col
mans of your paper our esteemed Miend Dr. JAA.
DONOVAN as a candidate for the lower House
of the Legislature, at the coming election in No
vember next. It would be useless for us to re
eammend the Doctor to the people by whom he
is se well known, bat we do my that if we are
fortnate eenugh to elect such raen as Dr. Dono
van, the Parish will be better represe ted than
it has been for many years. xr Crrums.
We are authorized to announce Mr. ISAAC F.
LITTELL asa candidate to represent the Parish
of St. Landry in the Lower House of the Legis
lature, at the eleetion of November aset.
We are authrised to amnaunee JOHN I.
GARDNE BEq., as a mandidate for the Repre
sentative beaneb of the Legislature, smbject to
the seomaatib ofthe Demeeratle Convention.
We aeantherismi tem esma YVES D'AVY,
the paet ieambet, as a mdlidte for the
Gae of Recorder for the P erisaf St. Landry,
at the eleetieon of Newvember next.
osed Pssenr NonI-Jmu ºzaa rg C ranx
Bona.-4t Is but a m t d jastlee to r. GIbbe
of or tswu,to gtve puaMiity to the many ti.
- tring tmew I e our ettlasa wre have
used the bsailer resently inwaed and patested
by him, and for wik he was awarded a DI
pisam at our lat State Fair ia New Oreas
We have heard theepi tespre sada by sver
at paerm who have tried ths bailer, that it is
t~dis.s.a. e ins a well regulated kithee, for
thes is a other uteeil to asBrd a sunbttute
These ilers are made to eder by Mr. Wa.
Ligte, o r Main M Believes Sts. Ope
We weesdwrae vsmesi wal r Iagnsd.e laves.
-en, p; Mr. Gibbs latends seating Patents
c, wb ln ak m deaastedly of maolerable
ammlt,--his gate ceatrivanee fo instaee is a
rvuhI e bwroveaet as the a lary made of
Laning w, lsit i bha the dditiona ase
srntag a$ oemsy bIthe i* meking ff and
keeping is orIder. H, Gib us ras or two
oemr i-or e.aive aeassage m nse
wbbes. theugh of aseeeday oeMeiiats as
ameurte.a, v.alI.e aitises. to the let of
sebWastegs iaveatiem, We ble"s a M aisos
**mobe oauila the mat q( teass. inise a
O._eat State Paet wbia. caes as New Or
mi an thie 2Sth l .ht.
r ?eser Cwa.-I iseieadeg am, Ab9 St ,
rts Distriet Court. will Gea in eour town,
e*s I to law, Hen. John L. lag, Distrisct
ENes iablsant thesamua will e a ve ry
'lies Ji'smuat Satma isanswerable
dI4t~ s seMerleg the eeaitemeCle e the
'I' "tssmiag :-Pslmeipa& him of the
.s; s,-uast g thedeautehf the Deem
: r cpart r hrdes$ worrb,-t- bury it.
[7 A freedman by the name of Adam Doug
las, living on the plantation formerly belonging
to Mrs. Bullard, between our town and Wash
ington, having worked in the field on Monday
during the day, and in his garden, by moonlight,
till 9 or ten o'clock. returned to rest, after hav
ing, it is said, whipped his son, a lad of about
10 years. most unmercifully.
The next day an inquest on the body, by a
coroners jury ascertained the fact that Adam
Douglas, had died of a severe attack of apo,
plexy during the night.
THE STATE FAIL-We are indebted to the
committee of invitation, and to Luther Homes,
Esq., Sect. and Tress., for an invitation and
complimentary ticket to the Sixth Grand State
Fair of the Mechanics' and Agricultural Fair
Association of Louisiana, which opens in New
Orleans on the 24th inst., and will continue seven
We learn that all the necessary arrangements
are about completed, and the Fair promises to
be a success in every respect.
The reduction of the rates of passage on board
of both boata in our trade to $10 the round trip
-$5 to go and $5 to return,-will undoubtedly
be an inducement to many to avail themselves
of the opportunity of attending the Fair.
The N. O. Bee of the 17th says that Col.
Alcibiades De Blanc, of the Parish of St. Martin,
will be strongly supported as a candidate for
The other candidates are J. C. Moncure, of
Caddo; B. F. Jonas, of Orleans; E. Waggaman,
of Orleans, and J. B. Eustis, of Orleans.
(' By reference to the card of Mr. C. Morn
hinveg, Jr. it will be seen that he has taken
charge of the tailor establishment over Bloch &
Dupri's store, where he is prepared to make
clothing to order, on short notice and in a sat.
We can confidently recommend Mr. Mornhin
SIGrnrcAn.T.-The Journal seems to be pretty
well "posted" in regard to the Radical meetings
taking place in this Parish, but according to its
own statement is completely in the dark as to
the movements of the Democrats.
7 The attention of practicing physicians in
the Parish of St. Landry is directed toan adver
tisemeut in another column, headed "Medical
J.oistaome to .a.ation.
The following from the Planter's Ban
ner of the 17th inst. indicate that our
neighbors are sterring themselves, while
St. Landry, the most populous Parish in
the State, outside of Orleans, is supinely
sitting down, waiting for "something to
turn up." It cannot be that Warmoth has
bought up aN our "representative men."
A public Meeting is callled by the cit
izens of St. Mary to convene at Franklin,
on Saturday, the 20th inst., to agree up
on measures to resist the enormous tax
ation which has now become practical
confiscation in this State. Warmoth
and his army of tax collectors and offi
cial freebooters are "plundering the peo
ple and eating out their substance."
They even rob the widow and the or
phan. The land waits and groans on ac
count of taxes which are swallowed up
by bad men, and these same men have
placed upon the State and the- city of
New Orleans a debt of more than sixty
millions of dollars for posterity to pay.
And our people continue to suffer be
cause they will not attend public meet
ings, serve on committees, or help those
who labor to restore prosperity and
wholesome laws and who have abandoned
their government. The people are like
bees that abandon their own hive, and
let the moths devour the products of
honest industry. We hope to see the
white man and the black man, the Dem
ocrat, Reformer, and Republican, meet
at the Franklin Court-house, next Satur
day, and the action against these auda
cions and ruinous robberies. Something
cas be done, if the people will meet and
act, instead of abandoning the ship of
State in despair.
Zeep the 1lag Up.
[Prom the Mobile Register.]
This dead Democratic party is a won
derfully animated corpse. Why doesn't
it "accept the situation" and be dead and
be done with it ? What business has it
to be carrying big Western cities like
Cincinnati, and putting telegraphic re
porters to the trouble of sending the
'hews over the wires that St. Paul, Min
neseta, has gone 1600 Democratic, and
that the same party has been gobbling
up a baker's dozen of townships in the
Radical State of Ohio? This walking
ghost "hadn't ought to" do these unseem
ly things. It is an unmannerly ghost,
an inconvenient ghost, and requires
more "laying" and "incurning" than any
ghost on remord. Its mission seems to
be to make churchyards yawn every
where. Even in Connecticut, where it
was reported the other day buried under
a joint Radical and Liberal Republican
majority of ffteen hundred, this lively
skeleton cries out. "It's a lie; for Jewell
hasn't got more than thirty majority, if
he has got that." Ah! if the fools and
cowards among Democratic leaders could
read the moral of the intense activity
ad deathlessm vitality of this often-killed
Demeeratie party; if they could feel the
courage and demonstrate the positivism
on the side of political truth and freedom
that the Jacobins as conspienuously dis
play on the side of political vice, spoils
and plunder, the aspects of the present
National campaign would have been
1- The Democratic meeting on Satur
day lst,the proceeding of whicrwe pub.
lIs to-day, was a rouming one, notwith
etuadi the inclemeney of the weather.
occurmel to Mar its harmony. A
fhifl of able en- and true
Demesm ta goes to New Orleansto con
sut forthe welf the welfare o the party, nu
tramneled by instructions
Almdria Desmwret, tO.
W Speakr *Br. etu otf LouTisiana
regisistos ede a speeds in New Or
laes last week is favor of Grant, and
has eetg the catse of Waramth.
.r Pn,.-s.r moos, the jhter of the
*emngrspp is dead,
The Civilisation of the South.
[From the Washington Patriot.]
r We find in the New York Trilmne thE
, most impressive and appalling confessior
- ofRadical misrule andincapacity we have
yet heard or seen. It is impressive, too
in the singular vigor of its diction, thE
sad thoughts within, the consciousness
, of wrong-doing, being revealed through
the clearest and most transparent style.
There is no mistake asto either. We can
afford room but for an extract, which
however, contains the substance of this
strange self-implication. The Tribune,
I speaking not of itself, but of the Repub
lican party, says :
"We have done nearly all that can be
done by legislation for the reconstruction
of the Southern States; but there isa
crying necessity for something more.
When we restored the broken machinery
of political administration, we only began
the task. Civilization does not necessar
ily follow the ballot and the right of re
presentative government; it is the fruit
of moral and intellectual culture, and we
never shall get it by reconstruction acts
or amendments to the Constitution. At
the close of the war we had some pecu
liar difficulties to face in the Southern
States. The white population as a body
was debarred from participating in labor
of regeneration, and not disposed to co
operate cordially in Northern philan
"Nearly four millions of newly eman
cipated colored people had to be raised
from the condition of slavery, ignorance,
and absolute dependence upon their mas
ters, to the dignity of independent citi
zens and voters. It was upon them prac
tically that we attempted to build the
new political structure. The situation
was discouraging, but unavoidable; and
it is no wonder that the edifice founded
upon ignorance and social degradation
has disappointed the hopes of the san
guine. In some respects the blacks have
used their new powers wisely. As a peo
ple they have grown in manliness of
character, and in many parts of the
country they have improved in habits of
industry and in material prosperity.
"Generally speaking they have loarned
how to protect their personal and politi
cal rights. But in the intoxication of
sudden political enfranchisement, they
have fallen victir~ to an infaimous horde
of adventurers fromu the Northern States
whose robberies they lack the sagacity,
and perhaps the instinct of responsibility,
to prevent. The shrewder are more un
scrupulous of their own people have join
ed hands with these thieving carpet-bag
gers, and the result is a region of cor
ruption and oppression entirely without
parallel in the history of the United
-tases. One afte.tlanoter the unfortw
nate communities seem to be rushing in
to bankruptcy. Whatever little con
science may have now and then shown
itself there in the management of public
affairs, is fast becoming <-xtingnished.
And, as it always happens. the rascality
of the rulers reacts upon the people, so
that politicaily the whole country is lap
sing into demoralization.
"Thle whites are doing nothing to ar
rest thts downward conrse. Many of
them are only a little less ignorant than
the freedmen, and certainly less ambi
tious. The better class aie separated
from their former slaves by a great gulf,
which the infamies of carpet-bag rule and
the absurd withholding of amnesty are
daily making wider."
This is a longer excerpt than we are
in the habit of making, but the tempta
tion isirresistible, for no word of ours
could more eloquently tell the tale of
woe or enforce the realization of the fore
cast of Democracy before and at the
time the deed of folly and of wrong was
done-that wrong being, as is here ad
mitted, "the raising to the dignity of in
dependent citizens and voters," of a mass
of semi-barbarous half-civilized incapa
bles-building on "the foundation of ig
norance and social degradation." If
there be meaning in words, and in his
there is always a good deal, Mr. Greeley,
persistent and enthusiastic emancipa
tionist and social equality man. mourns,
in bitterness of spirit, over what was
done, or at least the way it was done.
Philosophic statesmanship had come to
that conclusion long ago, and it is a com
fort to find cunverts coming from the
ranks of sentimental fanaticism.
Grant Meeting is Lafayette Square
Goe. Warmoth Excommulnicated. -The
Custom House or Grant wing of the Re
publican party had a meeting, or rather
two meetings, in Lafayette Sqnare last
night. There were two platforms from
which speeches were made, the orators
being sandwiched, white and black alter
nately. About three thousand people
were present, some of them not connected
with either branch of the Radical party,
but drawn to the gathering by mere cn
riosity. Resolution were adopted con
demning the "so-called Labor Reform
and Liberal Republican projects ;" re
commending the adoption of Sumner's
supplemental Civil Rights bill, and de
nouncing the Governor in the following
resolution which, though declared adopt
ed, was opposed vigorously by parties
in the crowd :
Betsoved, That we arraign H. C. War
moth for a violation of his solemn obli
gations, both asa Republican and as a
servant of the State -- for the reproach
he has cast upon the party and the ruin
he has visitedrupon this commonwealth-
for the frauds by which he has returned
unknown men to our legislative halls, to
waste our substance-for hisrefusal even
by bayonets to permit" the honest repre-.
sentatives of the people to compass re
forms, and for his repeated defiance of
the public-will. His recent boast that a
majority of hisappointees are Democrats,
and that he will combat the Republican
will of the nation when expressed in the
renomination of President Grant are can -
did admissions. that he is inimical to the
Republican party; while his shameless
malversation in office lhase betrayed him
to be the enemy otall good citizens and
good government and a disgrace to hu
ham kid. Wrnrimj therefore that on
the ninth otAugnt lIast the Republican
party of Louisiana eas& hiim forth from
its midataind that the bear is near at
.and when a citiseni instinct with rever
es ir the Eeontive traust, shall be
s-mmeaeedtoretrive the present 4diae
trues rule,-2- . 0. Bee.
Rumored ltnpending Changes.
Current rumor for two or three days
past is pregnant of impending changes
in the personal of State, parish and mun
icipal functionaries, and, if unfortunately
verified, will bring weeping and sorrow
of heart to many a heroic trojan who in
the past has proved his valor in the ranks
of his Excellency's most trusted and in
The mask, it is said, will this time be
entirely torn off and contemptously cast
aside, and in one bound his Excellency
will land himself where for a long time
past a longing, wishful heart has been
So says the Yational Republican of yes
terday. We have no authentic informa
tion of a positive charactetas to these
"impending changes." But it is clearly
Gov. Warmoth's interest to make them.
for he will certainly be abandoned by
his associates. In fact they are already
leaving him. Why then should he hesi
tate in cutting loose from them ! Judge
Dibble, in a speech to a Republican
meeting last night in Lafayette Square,
said that he would vote for the candi
dates of the Republican party. His first
choice for Governor is Warmoth, but he
would vote for Packard if nominated.
,. Y . Bee.
Of the Board of Police of the
Town of Opeleouau.
On Monday, April lth. 1872, the new Board
met pursuant to law, the members thereof hav
mhg qualified as required by the Charter and the
Were present: Messrs. L. Hadden. W. R. Me
ginley. Louis Lejeune. .1. Peferkorn, G(eo. Pul
ford, H. Iatour and C. C. Duson.
There being a qiuorum present, the Board pro
ceeded to business, Mr. Hadden is called to the
Chair, pro em.rn.
The Board now proceeds to elect its officers
for the Town. as follows:
Mr. H. Latour having received seven votes for
President of the Board. is therefore proclaimed
duly elected President.
Mr. P. L. Ilebrard having a majority of the
votes. is declared duly elected Clerk of the
Board, at a salary of $150 a year.
Messrs. Poser and Hadden being put in nomi
nation for the office of Treasurer of the Trwn.it
appears on the ballots being taken that Mr. Po
sey received one rote. and Mr Hadlden having
received three votes: Mr. Hadden is therefore
declared duly elected Treasurer of the Town. it
a salary of $10 a year.
Mr. M.eginley moves that the salary of the
Town Attorney be fixed at $2550 a year. this mo
tion being Ilot. the -aid salary is fixed at $101) a
year. Mr. J. J. Morgan havir;w received all the
votes. is ,declared duly electe4 Town Attorney
at said salary of $100 a year.
The salary= of Town Printer is fixed at $1001 a
year. Messrs. Leonce Sandoz and J. V. .lack
son being put in nomination : on the ballots be
ing counted it appears that Mr. Sandoz received
four votes. and Mr. ,Jackson two votes: Mr. San
doz is declared duly elected Town Printer.
A letter from M'r_,Spel N peters, offerinz.
if electei, to pertorm a ll te di tes of Constable
for the sum of $4.-li. is read.
Mr. C. C. Duson moves that the salary of Town
Constable be fixed at $l.00t): said motion haviv:
been withdrawn. it is resolved. on motion of Mr.
Mceinley. that the said salary he fixed at the
sun .f ,f$i00 a year. On motion, the election for
Constable is i w gone into. Messrs. Samuel N.
Peters and E. S. Andrus are put in nomination;
upon counting the ballots it was found that Mr.
Peters had received two votes, and Mfr. Anldrns
four votes. Mr. Andrus was therefore declared
duly elected Town Constable.
The bonds of the Treasurer and of the Consta
ble are fixed at $3.000. respectively.
On motion of Mr. Pulford the duties of the
Constable are defined as follows, to wit:
He shall keep order in the Town: assess the
property in this Town: collect the taxes and
licenses: patrol the Town if necessary: he shall
pay all the monies collected by him to the Clerk
who shall pay the same over to the Treasurer.
monthly: he shall collect the market dues:
oversee the public work on the streets: assist
in all the performance of his duties as a Quaran
tine officer : all fines collected by him shall be
paid by him into the hands of the Clerk as above:
lie shall not charge more than 20 cents a load
when hauling dirt for the Town: he shall not
receive any extra compensation for collecting
any special tax.
The Board then adjonrned until next meeting.
H. LATOUR, President.
Atteet: P. LEONCE HEBRAAn.
Clerk of the Board.
DrED.-In this parish. on the 13th inst., C tRIs
TOVAL L. Du.IPd. aged 36 years.
A T a meeting of the St. Landry Medical and
Surgical Association, held at Opelousas ,on
the 15th inst.. on motion, it was Resolved. that
all daky qualified Physicians who are not mem
bers of the said Association, are respectfully re
quested to come forward and present their cre
dentials as such to the Secretary or President of
the Board, whether they may desire to become
members of the same or not; the object of the
Association being to publish at no distant period
the names of all the duly qualified Physicians
exercising their profession in the said Parish.
Attest: JAMxis Rr,. M.D.'
C. XORNH1NVEG, Jr.,
Takes pleasure in announcing to his
friends and the public that he has taken charge
of the tailor establishment, in the upper story
of Bloch & Duprt's store where he is ready to
make to order uin and boys clothing, on short
notice, and a fit guaranteed.
Opelousas, April 20. 187g. ly
OFFICE :--80 Main Street, New Orleans.
H. MANCEL, Operator.
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17 Children's Likenesses a Speciality.
Come and see Specimens at the Old Bank
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Opelonsas, February 3d, 1972.
NOTICE TO SH[PPERS.
The Steamer SELMA will take
freight as low as any boat in thetrade.
FOR THE FAIR
I will take passengers at half-priee.-$5 to go,
and S5 to return. C. C. PICKETT.
April 13, 1872. 31tf.
ITHE Steamer PEERLESS will take passen
gers to the Fair at New Orleans for $10 the
round trip ;-tiekets good for fourteen days.
H. H. BROAD, Captain,
J. B. ScaxIT, Clerk.
April 6, 18-- 30-tf.
Tamke up as an Betray.
By the undersigned at Colde Croche.
a reole hborse about 6 or 7 years old. that
had been ranging in the ne brho about two
years; this horse is branded about thus .-
Faesimile of brand can be seen at this offiee.
April 6th, 1872. lm
BLOC H & DUPRE
Being too hbsily engaged in opening their
FILL AND WINTER GOODS
to write off even a partial enumeration of same,
would invite purchasers to call and examine thr
themselves, being convinced that they are ena
bled te give-in each and every instance
GROCERIES and PROVISIONS
Of the best kind, such as
At prices to suit the times, constantly on hand
At BLOCH & DUPRE'S.
COGNAC, PORT WINE,
&c., &c, &e.
All genuine and cheap. wholesale and retail, at
BLOCH & DUPRE'S.
LIBERAL DISCOUNT allowed whole
sale purchasers of any kind of goods. At
BLOCH & DUPRE'S.
S INGER'S SEWING MACHINES. with
.. latest additions and improvements, at man
ufacturer's prices. always on hand At
BLOCH & DUPRE'S.
H ATS of all sizes, styles and qualities, for
Ladies and Misses. Men and Boys, can
always be tfinid at BLOCH & DUPRE'S
CI ROCKERY of all sorts, sold by the piece
and by the crate. to suit merchants. At
BLOCH & DUPRE'S.
C4HE.'APEST' and BEST Men's and Boys'
Clothing,. always on hand and made to
order at the Clothing Manufactory of
BLOCH & DUPRE.
G G(O I) ASSO(I'I1ENT of Hardware and
. Saddlery, at very reasonable rates. At
BLOCH & DUPRE'S.
HOES and B3OOTS. the best quality. of all
sizes. at BLOCH & DUPRE'S.
WITHOUT AN EQUAL!
Economy of fuel,
The only Cooking Stove
that has baked 8 pounds of dough into good and
palatable bread in 43 minutes with only 3. lbs.
of wood, for *hich it was awarded the
BUCK'S BRILLIANT was again awarded the
Texas State FPr, 1871
over all other competitors (7 all) after actual
trial baking bread.
EVERY BRII.IAjT T
is guaranteed to give entirn( SATISFACTION,
or the money
REFUNDED IN FULL.
H. HALLER. No. 49, Camtp St.
New-Orleans, sole agent for Louisiana.
Sole agent of the
FAMOUS RINGEN WASHER.
August 19, 1871. ly
To The People of St. Landry,
Agency Mfound City Jfutual Life nsumrance Co..
OPELOUSAS. LA.. Nov. 4th, 1871.
BEG leave to announce that I have accepted
-- of the Agency of the Mound City Mutual
Life Inusurance Co(n pany, of St. Louis Mo. My
office is in the Court House. where I will be most
happy to explain to all' whose interest and duty
requires the aid of that most benevolent of motd
ern institutions-life insurance. The high char
acter of the Mound City renders it unnecessary
to say a word in its behalf: its poliy holders are
composed of some of the most intelligent and
respectable citizens of this and adjoining Par
ishes, to whom I take great pleasure in refering
to their names below. The Louisiana Depart
ment is under the control of our very best citi
zens, and every member director may be regard
ed as guardians to the,widow and the orphan.
The following gentlemen compose the Louisi
ana Board: E. T. Merrick, C. H. Mouton, Jas.
,Jackson. Robt. Hare, L. A. Wiltz, Thos. Fitz
william, F. H. Hatch, Octave Voorhies, B. B.
[' would also refer to the cards of Mrs. Hayes,
widow of the late Jas. G. Hayes of this Parish.
and of Mrs. O Bryan, of Vermilion Parish, widow
of Col. Daniel O'Bryan. The promptness with
which all losses are paid by this institution re
commends it most strongly to the consideration
of our people.
Names of policy holders: Dr. John A. Taylor,
Alcee Dupre, Henry L. Garland, Joel H. Sandoz,
J. J. Morgan. Thos. C. Anderson, C. C. Swayze.
Dr. J. L. Estorge. J. L. Morris, Capt. Carmouche.
Jos. M. Moore, A. R. Hawkins, and many others.
Also, from other Parishes. a lonn list could be
furnishedl. but I will only mention Gov. A. Mon
ton of Lafayette, and Generals Alcibiades De
iBlanc and Alexandre D6clouet of St. Martin.
9] A. GARRIGIUES.
The First Edition of Two Kundred Thousand
copiesjus tpublished. It is elegantly printed on
fine tinted paper, in two colors, and illustrated
with over Thrree Hnsdred Engrarings of flowers
and vegetkabls. :nd TWO COLORED PLATES.
The most beautiful and instructive (Yatdogues
and Eloral Guide in the world-112 pages, giving
thorough directions for the' eniture of flowers
and vegetables. [ornamenting grounds, making
walks, &c. A Christmas present for my custom
ers, hut forwarded to any who apply by mail, for
Ten Cents. otly one-quarter the cost.
Addre~s. JAMES VICK.
Rochester, N. Y.
10 DOZ. E ri n Half
breed Brahma EGGS for
sale at $1 per dozen. Apply at this Offce.
TO BE HAD AT
CHACHERE'S OLD STAND,
Corner Landry and Court Streets.
Great Reduction in Price on All Goods,
o,) Slit the Times and the tMeans
'F ALL BUYERS!!!
ALL FANCY AND DRESS ,.fODS .SELLINO
AND ALL STAPLE GOODS SELLING
The same great bargains are offered in the line of
Notions and Clothing,
Hardware. Woodenware and Saddlery,
Chew ing and Smoking Tobacco,
( Fancy and Staple.)
CIrockery, Bagainl an. Fies. A fair reduction
is also orffered on
All tbr Cash on Delivery.
P .1. LEFEBVRE. Agt.
Opelousas. .Jan. -7. 11872. 0--tf.
Thankful for the patronage here
tofore extended to me by the citizeneof St. Lan,
dry. I solicit a further continuation of their fa
vrs; and ie' Ileave to inform them that I will
always he re:uly to accommodate them in any
branch of my business, at reasonable prices for
,ash only. All work hereafter if not paid foron
delivery will oe charged 10 per cent. additional
for immnediate collection.
I have on hand Hacks and Doggies which I
will sell che:ap for cash. Hacks and Buggies
made to order. S. P. CLARK.
Opelousas. January "20. 1872. 19tf.
THE THOROUGHBRED HORSE
GENERAL M O R GA N,
PEDIGREE:-E-den. Morgan was got by Carl Burr.
lie by \'.ashirigton. heby the trotting horse Na
poleon. his la.m by Membrino. Napoleon was got
by young Membrino. his dam by Commander.
Youtng Membnbino was got Ir Chancellor, his dam
by imported Messenger. The dam of Gen. Mor
•anu was got by Loghoro. Gen. Morgan was bred
n Miississipp, by l'Col. Sirneon Orr.
DES.RITI'TrrN :-G;iI. Morgan is a rich mahoga
ny brown. 1ii hands high, flowing mane and tail.
tGen. Morg:: n will stand at trhe plantation of the
late Dr. F. Bllrr. near Opelousas. and will be let
to mares at $1, the season. Mares from a dis
tance will be pastured on reasonable terms.
Season to cr.mmnence April Ist. and end July 1st.
TERMS:--( C h; payments taken in country
produce. &e. CHARLES F. BURR.
Opelousas. March ). 15G7. 3m
TO E IGR A.& TS.
TIIE undersigned is agent for the sale of a
tract t of laud situated about 12 miles from
Opelousas. containing about 1.500 arpents.
about one-third of which is woodland. Parties
in ueeufof laud can purchase the whole tract. or
i lto of -ro alrteo or more, at reasonable
prices and tavorable terms. For particulars.
apply to N. QUCATREVA UX.
or to Blanchain & (iraud No. 62 Old Levee St.
. Those who are using, or cutting wood on
this land, without my permission, will be prose
,.uted to the full extent of the law.
feb 24--1] N. QUATREVAUX.
E very description of Copper
tin and sheet-iron work done
at short notice, also Gibbs'
Patent non-ineruatation Culi
nary Boiler made to order.
cor. Main and Bellevue sts.,
March 23--ly] opposite Bloch & Dnprd's.
Corner Court and Bellevue Streets.
1]AVING: made arrangements to keep cons
11 tautly supplied with fresh oysters, he is
prepared to ~upply families with small or large
quantities at reasonable prices. Call and try
home. lm' Oysters served in any style, and at
all hours. [feb 10-3m
BOOTS AND SHOES.
Mr. BAPTISTE PEFFERKORN respectfully
informs his friends, customers and the.pnblic
that he has j.ast returned from New Orleans with
a well assorted stock of materials. and engaged
the services of competent workmen, enabling
him to till art orders entrusted to him in the best
style, at moderate prices.
Ladies' Gents' and Children's Shoes
Made to order, in every style and at all prices.
Landry Street, opposite Johnston's Stables.
Opelousas, May 3. 1871. 37tf
The undersigned respectfully informs his friends
and the public that he has re-opened his Livery
Stable at his same old stand on Main St., and is
prepared to. accommodate the traveling public
with Horsei-, tlacks, Buggies, &c.. on reasonable
terms. I ' Horses fed and cared for.
6--y] WM. M. JOHNSTON.
JOSEPH .. WOORE,
ATTORNEIY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Office form.rly occupied by by the late law firms
of Swayze ~ Moore and Moore & Morgan,
Will practice in the Courts of the 8th Judicial
Opelousae. April. 1871. 32tf
A. BAILEY & E. D. ESTIETTE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
i fILL 6raetice in the Courts of the Parishes
of St. Landry. Lafayette. Vermillion, Cal
casien, St. Martin. St. Mary and Avoyelles.
Office :-')pelonsas [Aug6-47tf
P. jL. HEBRARD,
J UIT1CE OF THE PEACE in and
for the 'ar;sh of St. Landry. Ojtice on Bellevue
Street., )p;lousas.-R-efer to Mayo's Drug Store.
Opelonls4. .January 14, 1871. ly
A NNY one will confer a favor by informing the
1 underpigned, at Davilla, Milam County,
Texas. whi-'re an orphan girl by the name of
Mitchell is, She lived with Mrs. Lanier during
the war :-br where Mrs. Lanier is, if living.
30-6tJ J. C. MITCHELL.
Ti. t convenient and centrally located
bwinesc stand on Main Street. under the Office
of the Opelousas COURIER. The room is large,
and well situated for any kind of business.
Possession given on the let of January, 1872.
Apply at the Courier office.
A DESIRABLE BUSINESS LOCATION, on
S Mtin;Street, in the center of Opelouses.
Apply tq CHAS. N. EALER.
Opelousas March 25, 1871. 2S-tf.
s L for IOe
Is for sale at Posey'e.
THE ONE PRICE STOBE!
Quick Sales.'! Small Profits8"'
JOSEPH W. CAREW,
GZOCBanzS, D3W OOD3S,
(Near James Webb's Mill,)
Plaquemaime Brf lee,
Pariah of St. Landry La.
K EEPS constantly on hand a supply of split
Lumber. such as SHLNGLES, BOARDS,
PIEUX, PICKETS, WELL CURBING, POSTS,
&o.. of either Cypress, Pine or Oak.
RECEIVES in exchange for merchandise, r
split lumber CORN, COTTON, WOOL, HIDES,
Poultry. Eggs, &e., for all of which the highest
market price will be paid. [4
FALL I& WINTER ARRAN GEMTENT.
Leaves New Orleans every Tucesday at 5 p. x.
Leaves Washington every Saturday at 10 A. Y.
F OR Opelousas. Washington, Port Barry ani
all landings on the Coast. Atehmfalaya River
and Bayou Conrtablean-the fine steamer
S LESSIE TAYLOR,
. KE~gSoW, Master; T, Jams, Clerk ;
\Vill leave as above, carrying passengers anoi
.reight as cheap as any boat in the trade. Tbi
Ltcssfe Taylor connects at Washington with the
good and safe steamer Delia and line of gojl
barges. ICapt. Crawford.) signing through tills
lading to all points on Bayou Beeuf.
All freights by this steamer consigned to R. q*
Wilkins' Warehouse, Washington, and I. Desie
tel's Warehouse, Port Barry, will receive thl,
strictest attention For freight orp age apply
on board or to R. S. WILktL Agent.
10-ly) Washington, La.
rI.HE most durable, the least complicated 1and
L the most easily managed of all Cooking
Stoves. First Premium awarded at the St. Loeis
Fair in 1865. '66, '67. and 1868; and at the Louo
isiana Fair in 1868. 1869 and 1870.
The undersigned having been appointed sole
Agent for St. Landry for the sale of these cele
brated Cooking Stores, will constantly have ,i,
hand. at his Tin Shop in Washington, an assort
ment of the same, as also Fire Grates. Hollow
ware. manufacturer of plain and Japanned Tiu
were and stamped ware.
Washington, La.. March 25, 1871, 28--ly
The undersigned rospeetfilly n.
Sforms the citizens of Washington
and vicinity that he is retailing at
the Market Honse, every mornino
fresh meat (beef and veal) of the first quality, at
the rate of seven cents per pound. Those who,
take a quarter or a fraction thereof can have
meat even under 7 cents per pound.
Ile takes this opportunity to offer his thanks
to the public for the patronage accorded him iit
this occasion, PIERRE CHARLY.
Washington 26 August 1871. 501f
FOR SALE AT PRIVATE SALE.
A PLANTATION situated at Chatagner, (11
t. miles from Opelousas) measuring 165 ar
pents of land. 90 of which well timbered, having
a good dwelling 36 feet in length, well finished,
and other improvements, the whole in good coo.
dition.-Can be bought very cheap, the greatest
part of the amount upon a reasonable credit.
For price and other particulars, apply at the
office of the Opelousas Courier or to the under
signed, on the premises.
St. Landry, September 9, 1871.
J. A. D'HEMECOURT. HENRY CHAEMt ArT
The Only steam Manufactory of Calkc
tionery in the SoutkL
ilesr Medals, Dipiomas and Premiums Awarded
H. CBHAULlRAT i Co.,
Successor to Ernest Turpin, Manufacturers and
wholesale dealers in Stick Candy (the best made)
French and Fancy Candies, Sugar Toys, Choco
lates, Jellies, Syrups, Fruits, all sorts of dry and
Ginger Cakes, Fire-works, Surprise and Cash
Boxes, etc., etc. No. 62 Old Levee Street,
L. MEDAL, Traveling agent.
novl8 6m] New Orleans, La.
TO TZU IsUV XZ.
1T HE undersigned tenders his sincere thanks:
to the public, for the liberal share of their
patronage to him for the last fifteen years, and
respectfully informs them that he will eaatinue
at the old stand to receive and fotward freight,
and hopes by his personal attention to bseiness.
to merit his share of patronage.
The highest market price paid for Cotton. at
his Warehouse. F. L. PITRE.
Washington, La., January 27, 18723 [20--l1
A. C. LANDRY, LOUIS A. OODEFROY.
of St. Martisseille. of Opelosues
LANDRY & GODFROY,
No. 46 Old Levee Street,
Between Bienville and Customhouse.
Jan 13-ly] New Orleans, La.
J. L. COURTIET,
Cotton and Sugar Factor,
GENEBAL COMMJIP8ION MERCHAN.T,
No. 18, Conti Street,
37tf.1 NEW ORLEANS, LA.
Steamer rO CIi leaves
New Orleans every Saturday at 5 o'clock P X, for
Washington, Opelosase and all way landings.
Leaves Washington every Wednesday at 10 A n
H. H.BROAI, Master, J. B. Scawrr, Clerk.
March 23. 1872. 2Stf
E A Town Residence, in Opelousas, agreea
by tuated consisting of a brick dwelling and
outhonses, with four Town Lots. For particu
lars apply to THEO. LASTRAPES,
novl8tf.1 Washington. La.
A REGULAR meeting of the St. Landry Med
ia. ical and Surgical Association will be held at
Opelousas, the first Monday of every month, at
10 o'i.ock A. x.
VLNCENT BOAGNI, M. D.
JAMES RAY, M. D., Seratary. [4 --y
GORDY R.'. A.". CHAPTER, 32,
meete at the Humble Cottage Lodge. No.
19, at Opelousas, the first Tuesday after the full
moon. at 7 o'e.oek P. M. JAS. RAY, H. P.
K. H. BogAMULLKR, Secretary. [Aug6tf
THE OPELOUSAS COUBIER,
PUBLISIIED ON SATURDAY
SubsCription--Three Dollars per year, payable
invariably in advanee.
Av..r.isin,.Fifty Cents per square for the
first insertion and Twenty-Five Cents for each
subsequent insertion. Eight lines or less con
stitute a square.
All advertisements sent in for publication
will be inserted in English and French (unless
otherwise ordered) until the publisher shall
judge it convenient to discontinue.
Candidates to public favors will pay Fifteen
Dollars each, in advanee, if they wish to be an
Obituary Notices, Cards of Thanks, &e., to
be paid for as advertisements.
Personal cards, when admissible, to be ebam g
ad at the rat ot 20 Cents per line, in a .ase.