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The Philadelphia Presbyterian re flects the experience of many jour nalists in the following : " 'Good-natured editing,' says some wise man, 'spoils half the papers in the United States.' Yea, verily. * Will you please publish the poetry I send,' says one; ' it is my first effort;' and some crude lines go in to encourage budding genius. ' Our church is in great peril,' says another; ' will you publish our appeal ?' and a long do lorous plea is inserted. ° My father took your paper for twenty years,' writes another; 'I think you should publish the resolutions passed by the session of the Big Brake Church when he died; and in go resolutions of no in terest to a majority of the readers. ' I am particularly anxious that the views that I present should go before the church this week,' and out go a covey of small, pithy contributpnms, to make room for three columns from a ponder ons D. D. There is an immediate necessity for the exposure of one who is a bitter enemy of the truth,' writes another, as he sends- anl attack upon an antagonist which will fill an entire page. ' I am about to publish a book, identifying the Great Image of brass, iron and clay, and I would be obliged to you to publish the advance sheets of the fifth chapter, which I herewith in close to you.' • Why do you not pub lish in full R- 's great speech in the General Assembly ? it would increase your circulation largely.' ' If you will publish the sermon I transmit to you, I will take eight extra copies.' ' The church must be aronsed on the subject of foreign missions,' says a pastor, as ie forwards the half of his last Sabbath's sermon. And the ladies-bless their sweet smiles and sweet voices-the good natured editor surrenders to them at once, and they go away haplpy. ut terly unconscious that they have help ed to spoil the paper." ... . ,,, m--- - TIIe RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD. Will you be kind enough to let nu know through the Sun which church has the largest membership in the world ? Are there more Catholics in the world than non-Catholics of all kinds ? Several boys here are more than anxious for you to settle a ques tion that we are in dispute about. B. F. II. The Buddhist religion is the one most extensively accepted in the world, having, in round numbers, 310.000.000 adherents. There are not more Roman Catholics in the world than people of all other religious classes. The total number of Romnan Catholics is about 200,000,000 against about 80,000,000 of the Greek Church. 100,000,000) Pro testants, and 6,500,000 of other Oriental Churches than the Greek. Of the 1,400,000,000 people in the world, about 1,000,000,000 are not Christians, hnt, with the exception of the6,000,000 Jews, are what are called heathens. It will be observed from this that there is still a great field left for the spread of Christianity.-New York Ban. Parties who are privately opposed to a State constitutional convention and y-t dare not avow it, don't find any thing good in the new constitution of Georgia. The same parties will evi dently favor a postponement of a con stitutional convention in Louisiana, be cause they are well provided with fat places under the old, and they can not say how it would be under the new. They howled and growled themselves into warm Radical places, but now be come extremely conservative and think it rather dangerous to tamper with an instrument which provides such rare morceaus in the way of salaries for its oflcers.-Mansfield Reporter. Have your JOB ISRINTI1NG done at the COURIER Oilce, Rain Street, Opelousas, Louisiana. Satisfaction Guaranteed and Competition Defied THE SEASIDE LIBR.IRY. C(H, ºICE bo.,ks ;u longer for the fewv only. V The best standard novels within the reach of every one. Books usually sold from $1 to $3 given (nchanged and unabridged) for 10 and 20 cents. I East Lynne. By Mrs. Henry Wood (Double No.) ................................2 2 John Halifax. Gent., By Miss Mulock. 20e 3 Jane Eyre, By Charlotte Bronte. (Double No.). ....... ......... ...... 4 A Woman-Haler, Charles Reade's new novel....................20 5 The Black-Indies, .Jules Verne 's latest. It 5 Last Days of Pompeii. By Bulwer. 10c 7 Adam Blede, By George Eliott. (Double No.)............ ..20c 8 The Arundel Motto. By Mary Cecil Hay. 10c 9 Old Mydellon's Money. hy Mary Cecil Hay lWc 10 The Woman in Whilte, By Wilkie Collins. 20c II The Mill on the Floss. BI George Eliot. 20e 12 The American Senator, By Autbony Trollope.............................. 20 13 A Princess of Thule, By William Black. 2.t 14 The Dead Secrer, By W.ilkie Collins. 10c 15 Ronmla, By George Eliot. (Double No.) 2 c 16 The English at the North Pole and Field of Ile. In one book. By Jule Verne, 10c 17 Hidden Perils, By Maiy Cecil Hay. Ic 18 Barbara'sHistory. by Amnelia B. Edwards 24c 19 A Terrible Temptation, By Chas. ieade. 10c 20 Old Curiosity Shop. By Cliarles Dickens. 20. 21 Foul Play. By Charles Reale. 10. -22 Man and Wife, By Wilkie Collins. 20c 23 The Sjuire's Legacy, By Mary Cecil Hay. 20ck 24 It is ereer Too Late to Me~rd. By Chas. Reade........... .......... .......2c 25 Lady Adelaides Oath. By Mrs. H. Wood 10s I26 Auro,ra Floyd. By Miss M. E. BraddIon 2t0c 27 li ctor and i'onqqished. By M. C. Hav 10e 28 A Daughter of teth. By William IBiack Ilic 29 Dora s Lore Test. By Mary Cecil Hay loe 30 Her Dearest Foie. By Mrs. Alexander..2;c 31 Lore Me Little Love Me Long. C. Reade 1ic S32 The Queen of Hearts. By Wilkie Collins Inc 33 Handy Andy. By Samuel Lover....... 2. 34 A Simpleton. By Charles Reade..l..i..lc 35 Felix Holt. the Radical. By George Eliot 2.,e 36 The Wooing O'. By Mrs. Alexander. ..2tc 37 The Mystery. By Mrs. HIiiry Wood .... llk 138 Autonina. By Wilkie Cllins... ... 2c 39 Iranhoe. By Sir Walter S.ctt..........2.c S40 The Heir to Ashley. By Mrs. H. Wosod...10c 41 White Lies. By Charles Reade.........2 c 42 Hide and Seek. 'By Wilkie Collins ...... ._ 43 lector Serradac. By Jules Verne........ 10 44 The Tower of London. By Ainsworth ...2c 45 A Life's Secret. By Mrs. Henry Wood...1lc 46 iHeritige of Langdtle. Mrs. Alexander..20c 1 47 In Silk Attire. By William Black....... 10c For sale by all Booksellers antd Newsdealers, or sent. postage 'lre paid. on receipt of price by GEORGE M UNRO, Publisher, P.O. Box 5657: 21. 23. and 25 Vandewater St., N. Y. .ANIEL PRATTI'S Revolving Head Cotton Gins. DUPRE & LACY, Apents. These Gins are fully guaranteed by the man ufacturers and also by the agents to be the best Ginls made. Call at Achille Duprd's store, in Washington. and see a sample. ACHNILLE DUPRE. Agents. T. JAY LACY, Agents. Washington, July 21, 1877. 41tf OUR PRICE LIST OF VEGETABLE SEEDS Specially adapted for cultivation in LOUISIANA Now ready, and mailed free on application. PETER HENDERSON' & CO., Market Gardeners and Seedsmen, as Certlanmt Street, NEW YORK. I -OR SALE-At a very reduced price and on liberal terms a set of small Sugar Roll ers and small Kettles, with the building. Apply at the store of Sol. Isaac or at this Office. [July 7-tf PUBLIC SALE,. ON ACCOUIT OF DEPALTURE. There will be sold at public auetion, at the Pratt plantation, in I3lF!-voe on SATURDAY October 27, 1877. the followiJng property, viz.: Six yoke of OXEN. Ten bead of MILCH COWS with calves. One BRAMA BULL. Five head of 3- ear old CALVES, Six head of '!-year old CALVES, A lot of YEA kLING. Thirty stands of BEES, Farming Utensils. Hlouseholi and Kitchen FURNITURE. such as Beds, Chairs. Safes. Aruioirs, Bureaux, Lookinrg Glasses. &c. Terms-Cash on the spot. J. T. WOLF. Bellevue. I' Any of the above property may be pur ch;sedl cheap for cash before the day of sale. September 29th, 1877. 5t WHITWORTH FEMALE COLLEGE, Brookhaven, Miss., On New tOrleans. Jac.kson d Vorthern Railroad 1'2 Milts from er Orleans, WILL RE-OPEV SEPTEMBER 26th, 1877. Number of Teachers ...................... 1: Number of Pupils ........................ ".3 Number of Isarding Pul,ils ............... 14 Number in Music Claiue..e............. 190 All the departnmeunt organized. MIaps, Charts. and Apparatus in daily use. Charges are low. Dress must Ic llain. No extrava gance allowed. Seud for Catalogue. j28-2m H. F. JOIlNsO(N. President. OPELOIUMAS T SM IIOP. REMtIIVE., TO Ti. J. Johnston' former residence, Main St. EVERY description of copper, tin. and Ssheet iron work done at short notice. All kinds of tinware for sale. Also, BUCK'S BRILLIANT COOKING STOVE. March 23-lyl W. LIGHTLEY. - BLANKS ' - FOR - Justices of the Peace, Auctioneers, Notaries, Etc., FOR SALE AT THIS OFFICE. Every description of Job Printing executed on short notice, at low prices and in the neat est styles. We guarantee good workmanship at fair rates; indifferent or cheap (!) work not solicited nor bids made in competition for in ferior printing. Samples and estimates fur nished on application at this otce, Main St. Joel H. Sandoz, Notary Publie, OFFERS his services to his acquaintances and the puailic of St. Landry. Invento ries. Family Meetings, Sales, Mortgages. Con tracts, Release of Mortgages. Protests, Testa ments, &c.. will be execunted in either French or English with care and dispatch, and at the most moderate prices. He wili be found for the present at the Courier Printing Office, on Main Street, Opelousas. J0O. M. MOOzE, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Opelousas. La., W ILL practice in the Courtsof the Eighth Judicial District. Office next to the one formerly occupied by the late law firms of Swayze & Moore and Moore & Morgan. Opelousas, April, 1871. 32tf DR. J. A. DERBAANNE, DENTIST, Washington, La. All calls from the country will be promptly answered. [jlyl5 3m NEIW PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY. PROFESSOR R. MAYER begs to inform his friends and the public in general that he has opened his new Galleryon Main street, adjoining the Varieties Hall, and is now pre pared to execute every style of PORTRAITS known in the art. Sept29-tf. ST. CHARLES COLLEGE, Grand Cotean. C LASSES will be resumed on MONDAY, October 1st. R. OLLIVIER, Sept 29-tf President. BARGAIN.-A frst-cl~ s sewing machine A -entirely new - will be sold at forty per cent below cost, for cash, if applied for soon. Inquire at this office. mar31 I mRj JOB PRINTING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION V Executed at this Ofice. .