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aVol. XXVIII. Opelousas, Parish of St. Landry, La., September 17, 1881. No. 50.
al Journal of Town of Opelousas.
' PULIBRHED EVERY SATURDAY, BY
ONCE & L. A. SANDOZ.
a iPE LOUS AS9:
URDAY, : : : SEPT. 17, 1881.
'he, public schools of this parish will
n on the 3d of October. See notice.
leGn. Fitzhugh Lee will marshal 8,000
r ai militiamen at the Yorktown
2e direct attention to the advertise
t of Edison's Instantaneous Guide
o Piano or Organ, in another col
hanks to the " Washington String
d" for the compliments of an invi
to their Second Grand Calico
- , on the 27th inst.
e had the pleasure of a visit from
. Miller, proprietor of the famous
te-aux-Loupe Springs, last Tues
who reports everything dry in his
on-except the springs.
v. Wiltz left New Orleans last
say for a sojourn at different points
esas for the benefit of his health,
is very much impaired. Lieut.
IloEnery is now at the helm.
:would urge upon our plantersi
ity of saving all the hay they
lre the grass is killed by frost.
ber the corn crop is very short.
Set your horses and cattle.
REgvT.-Possession given on the
-October.-The well-known and
y located business stand, under
staR printing office, Main St.,
This stand is admirably
Ito, any kind of business, and
rented at a reasonable figure.
at this office.
who may desire a good hoop
Stlor panier, should call on
Mrs. E. Rice, 62 Bourbon
w Orleans. These articles
by hand right on the prem
ara guaranteed. They may
.mail teasy part of the conn
twing expense. See card in
Ite David brought to our
turday, a nice lot of sweet
gow on his place near Bar
g, several of which weighed
tunads each. They were of
aose" variety. Considering
rable season, this'is certainly
, and speaks wdll for Mr.
and skill as afarmer.
ster general has ordered
ouasnce of the steamboat
e4ier the 17th of this month
eitween New Orleans and
. TTemporary arrangements
maee toe ispplyoffices on
iy star route service until
arrsgeiments can ,be com
ving to.the government an.
this distantua.ac. amounts
.whick tine.. ll
. e b rad and almsot
~ pond.,wells and
I bl uji sgdry-s
l eas tI l ng on Wednes
Ir adntinued-to tall
t V.reatr part of the.
ll ature look. refreshed;
i lO the
e and `clearer, and
omepr Scarce, is
wr .Ilonusa par.
° ucoaim; off' thanks
h~as recd ~ended
H su eyrd, ,fo drink
; le o firb.i Bf te e
;ai e *opait ofor:l
It t etaal
Up to Thursday evening, some 27
convictions had taken place in this
Court since the beginning of its present
term, on the 5th. We have obtained
the following partial list thereof:
SeefSimms, Paul Comeau, AndrB Da
mas, and Lucius Carribre, wearing con
cealed weapons, pleaded guilty ;
Paul Comeau, disturbing the peace,
James Saunders, Alcin Vidrine and Hil
devert CarriBre, assault and battery,
John Washington, Isaac Johnson and
Michel Chariot, larceny, pleaded guilty;
Andrew Wilson, wearing concealed
weapons, Al. Andrus and Frank Woods,
disturbing the peace, Michel Chariot
and Firmin Guy (2 indictments), lar
ceny, also pleaded guilty;
Joseph Wilson, horse-stealing, Gen.
Sives, manslaughter, Joe Robertson'
larceny, and Th6ogbne Vasseur, mali
cious mischief, found guilty.
The Grand Jury in its report men
tions several bridges out of repair in
different parts of the parish, and re
commends that they receive immediate
attention from the road overseers. They
adopt the report of the Grand Jury of
the last term ppon the building of a
new jail, and until that is done, recom
mend that authority be given the sher
iff to make all necessary repairs upon
the old one for the safe-keeping of
prisoners. They recommend that the
sheriff and all peace officers should be
on the alert in reporting all persons
who violate the statute prohibiting the
wearing of concealed weapons, so that
this lrbarous practice may be effectu
They also recommend that the Police
Jury make an appropriation for the
building of a cistern in the Courthouse
yard, of 7,000 gallons capacity. the
water to be for the use of the oflicerii
of the Court, for the jail, for persons
and witnesses attending court, and for
the use of the fire companies in case of
fires. This is an admirable suggestion,
but we think the capacity of the cis
,tern should be at least 12,000 gallons
to meet all the purposes enumerated.
Let it be so, even if our Town Council
have to aid the Police Jury in provid
ing an abundance of water for fire pur
The Missionary or Jubilee services
at the Catholic Church during the whole
of last week, were very instructive and
edifying to large congregations of our
people, who attended the same both
day and night. The gospel was preach
ed in french by the Revd. Father Ur
sannas in the morning, and in english,
at night, by the Revd. Father Miles.
They'are both able, earnest and effect-
lve ministers; and from what we can
learn, awakened much religious feeling
in our community during their labors
The eloquent english sermons deliv
ered by the Bevd. Father Miles at
tracted large audiences, of all denomi
nations, every evening; and our peo
ple-Catholic and non-Catholic, would
be gratified if they could have sermons
in english oftener than they have been
aceeustomed to having them in the past.
The services closed on Sunday night
The reports of the forest fires in Mi
chigan, with the destruction of life and
property, are terrible to contemplate.
Hundreds of persons have been burned
to death,-thousands have been- left
homeless, and the destruction of pro
perty and crops is almost beyond com
putation. The ,details of this wide
spread conflagrationare harrowing in
te extreme.; , and is one of the fearful
results of a prolonged drouth. Des
tructive. forest fires are reported in
other States; and we learn that in Lono
ieiana the pine woods are on fire in
many places. The excessive dry weath
or has prevailed all over the United
States and Canada, during- the past
a mmer, and crops of all kinds will
necessarily be abhort. Next year will
be a time of scarcity of money, and
high prices for all kinds of provisions.
Therefore let every man prepare fort it.
TB ard f Mr Ge.rge Purves, aash,
tblia ad door andaefcturer and lameS
besrdealer, New Orleans, will be found
a aaotCher colsum. A breacho~ee as
der the earg.of Mr. o sPap rves, one
fseasi as fa~si beni opee64 itNlo.
4 s stereet. The old gentle.
"An. W h t is a pleasure to do
and r r purhaser appl
ta b~no is"n, cnawy
-ow. eagthed s R m a ,ts ,
MINSTRELS. - The W. A. R. Brass
Band made their debut before the Opel
ousas public, at the Opera House, on
last Wednesday evening. We regret
ted to see such a small attendance, yet,
it could not have been otherwise, owing
to the muddy condition of our streets,
consequent upon a rain of several hours
duration, which continued to fall heavi
ly during the entire evening. The rain
delayed this reporter until the perform
ance was almost over, and he had to
return home through a flood of the plu
vial drops. Despite tile drawbacks and
discouragement of the untoward weath
er, the young gentlemen executed a
well arranged programme in a very
creditable manner, and frequently eli
cited roars of laughter and storms of
applause in their excellent hitsof mirth
and fun. The spoken parts were well
given; the music well selected and
creditably rendered for the short time
it was in preparation. It only requires
time and practice for the members of
the band to furnish our people with a
variety of excellent music. It would
be unjust to criticise their efforts now.
They have a splendid set of new instru
ments, and all of the talents necessary
for a first. class organization are present
in the membership. The leatder of the
band, Mr. Echart, is a splendid musi
cian, and we bespeak for them eminent
success in the future. By request, they
will repeat their performance at an
early day, and add new features to their
programme. At their next performance
we hope to see a crowded house, which
we believe they would have had on
Wednesday, had it not been for the in
clement weather. Success to their ef
While in Baton Rouge last week, we
learned that, owing to the depreciation
of their warrants, the State House Com
mission have concluded not to sell them
at present. The failure to realize the
necessary funds to pay off the contrac
tors will necessitate the partial aban
donment and postponement of work on
the capitol until the legislature applies
a remedy for the depreciation alluded
to. It is therefore proposed, we under
stand, to keep only a few men at work
on the building until the meeting of the
legislature, be that until next May, the
time fixed for itstegular session. Very
little more work is required to make it
fit for occupationu-the Press Associa
tion met in the Senate Chan-.. nd
we unhesitatingly commend the 'om
mission for having declined to sacrifice
their warrants-they are quoted at 45
cents-even though the completion of
the capitol will thereby be delayed six
months or a year. The legislature can
certainly better afford to meet in an un
fiuished building than the State can
afford the loss that would be entailed
by the sale of the State House warrants
at ruling prices.
A N.zw INDUSTRY.--Galveston, Tex
as, has a representative in our town
buying up bones for the mills of that
city. For several days past there have
been a perfect brigade of bone gather
ers, composed of all colors, ages and
sexes, carrying bones to the Morgan
depot for dale. Some pack them in
sacks upon their heads, some use wheel
barrows, some place gbods boxes on
wheels, some have carts, and others
two-liorse wagons as means of trans
portation for this new commodity of
trade. As last winter was unusually
severe, and large. nmbers of cattle
died, bones are quite-abundant in the
vicinity of town. The bone merchant
pays twenty cents per 100 pounds for
them, which pay ~the gatherers very
well, and at the Ltne time allows the
dealer a fair margin for profit. Why
hasn't New Orleans thought of this en
terprise ? The bones are shipped by
rail to Galveston.
The State Press Association met at
Baton Rouge on Monday, Sept. 5, and
adjourned the next day. We will pub
lish the proceedings in full shortly in
the shape of a supplement-probably
next week. Though the attendance
was small--only 13 papers being tepre.
seated --our gathering was a very
pleasant one, and our welcome by the
geperous and publicrspirited itizens of
Baton Rouge lacked none of those at
tractivei featres- which characterized
or prior sojoaurn there, and made it so
agreeable to all who had the good for
te to atten. Alexandria was select
ad a the pla i atn which the next
meeting will. be :ild, asd the third
Mosday of. March as the ,time. We
hopeto maet then and there all the
present ewe ofr Asoociation as
wali as massay. ofb .ther pubisbem
throught e twho have thus fa
t .> as al'-4
Importing Farm i-aborers.
The following communication from
Mr. W. H. Harris, commissioner of the
Bureau of Agriculture and Immigra
tion, will be of interest to those parties
desirous of importing labor:
STATE OF LOUISIANA.
Bureau of Agriculture and Immigration,
New Orleans, Sept. 12, 1881.
Planters who are prepared to furnish
good quarters, suitable for white fami
lies, may secure through the State Bu
reau of Immigration, any number of
European farm laborers by a guarantee
of passage from New York to New
The guarantee of a responsible New
Orleans house will be accepted by the
Cromwell line of steamers at No. 41
Caroudelet street, and the passage
money-$20 steerage per head-can be
paid on arrival at New Orleans.
The laborer is expected to refund
this amount out of the first wages earn
ed by him.
Planters who desire to avail them
selves of this arrangement should at
once write out concise contracts for one
year, stating terms, conditions and wa
ges, as liberal as pIssible, and send to
a commission merchant in New Orleans
with order to guarantee passage money
to the Cromwell Line.
The contract will be placed in the
bands of our New York agent, who will
cause it to be signed by the laborers
ordered, and each lot will be consigned
separately to the party ordering, and
they will be accompanied by the agent
to New Orleans.
Due notice will he given of the sail
ing of the steamship, and each planter
is expected to receive and take charge
of his laborers at New Orleans.
Our agent will use great care in the
selection of laborers from the fresh ar
rivals of Germans, Austrians, Russians,
Swedes and Norwegians at Castle Gar
den. He will deliver them at New Or
leans or any other point on the river,
south of New Orleans, after which the
bureau disclaims further responsibility.
Planters should order at once in or
der to receive their laborers by the first
shipment abouut October 15.
WM. H. HARRIS,
Forest Fires and Drouths.
[New Orleans Times. I
No such spectacle of conflagaration
has heretofore been witnessed on this
continent as has been lately presented
in the numerous, extensive and distruc
tive forest fires which have occurred
this summer. No doubt the destruc.
tiveness of the fires is attributable to the
drouth which has prevailed so long and
so disastrously throughout the Missis
sippi Valley and indeed throughout a
great portion of the whole country.
But it is noted that "forest fires " are
becoming more frequent; that is to say
the more the country is settled up, clear
ed and cultivated, the more numerous
these fires become. For the same rea
son that forest fires are more frequent.
drouths are more frequent and severe.
The cause-or, perhaps more accu
rately, the opportunity-of the fires is
the drouth, but what is the cause of the
drouth? The apparent cause (and no
doubt the real cause) is the destruction
of the timber which once occupied so
large a proportion of the interior of the
country. The removal of the forests
exposes the earth to the blaze of the
sun which draws up the moisture and
baketthe ground and prevents that
quick and regular cooling which insures
abundant rain and dew. Improvident
man, as in hand, has been defying na
ture for a good many years, but sooner
or later man must settle the account.
The drouths of this summer are, no
doubt, a demand for a first payment.
The husbandman end land owner will i
do well to heed the demand. He will
do well to hasten to repair the dam
ages his improvident hand and spend
thrift ax have inflicted. He must re
pair his forests in the only way now
practicable, viz., by planting groves of
timber. He must do this systemat
ically and generally-one grove will not
restore seasonable showers to a whole
State, but a reasonable amount of tim
ber planted by each farmer, would not
only go far to avert drouths but would
grow up into valuable wood, a crop
which is destined to yield revenue dnite.
as regularly as the grains.
We call the attention of our readers
to the advertisement of " Martin's His
tory of Louisiana, from its Earliest Pe
riod,"which will be found in another
'. lnZua. This correct and splendidly
.written history of Louisiana, by Judge
Frangois Xavier Martin has been out of
Vults for - long while, and very few
perspossess a copy of it. Mr. James
S t, R 'Bookeeller and Publish
r, 26 Camp stret, New Orleans, is
pblabing this sduirable work, and
wilaveiready by November lea preox
The New Orleans Democrat's new
press, whose working we witnessed last
week, is certainly a marvelous piece of
mechanism. It prints, cuts, pastes and
folds the almost incredible number of
18,000 papers per hour, or 300 per min
ute! Maj. Burke, the managing editor,
is certainly determined to make the
Democlat the great paper of the South
West, and to that end spares neither
pains nor expense. He is now perfect
ing arrangements by which he will be
enabled to lay before his readers, simul
taneously with the great journals of the
North and West, the latest news from
all parts of the world. Under the pres
ent arrangement, much of this news
including that from our own section,
the South-is published in New Orleans
from 24 to 48 hours after it has been
laid before the people of the North and
West. Major Burke is determined to
remedy this, and every reading man in
the South will bid him God speed in
At the recent meeting of the Press
Association at Baton Rouge, it was re
commended to the press in all sections
of the. State to set inquiries on foot
among the people to ascertain what ad
ditional mail facilities were desired in
their respective parishes. It appears
that the postoffice department is dispos
ed to be liberal in the matter, and any
reasonable request that the people of
any locality will take the trouble to
make will almost certainly be granted.
Therefore we say, let the citizens of
any locality requiring increased postal
facilities get up the proper petition and
forward it to us, and we will see that it
is laid before the proper authorities
Now is the time to plant advertise
ments for the fall trade. Every mer
chant in Opelousas should advertise in
100,000 Bricks for Sale.
BUILDING, Tile and Well Bricks for sale
in any quantity, and delivered when de
sired. All orders promptly filled.
Apply to LOUIS R. DEPUTY,
Sept. 17, 1881. Opelousas.
A LL the public Schools in St. Landry par
ish that were open at the close of the last
session in Juie, will be re-opened on Monday,
the 3d of October, on the same terms and con
ditious. C. C. SWAYZE,
Sec. Board Pub. Schl. Directors.
Opelousas, La., Sept. 14th, 1881. 3t
OUR STORES will be closed on account of
holidays, on Saturday, September 24, and
Monday, October 3d. Jos. Bcoc,
L. BENJAMIN & SON, D, Roos,
B. Roos, S. KAUFMAN,
J. MEYERs & CO., SOL. LOEB.
Opelousas, September 16, 1881. sepl7-2t
SASH, BLIND AND DOOR
SIae Ftory an Lumber r,
Corner of St. Charles and Clio Streets,
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
BRANCH OFFICE, 40 CARONDELET ST.
Mrs. E. Rice,
Hoop Skirts, Bustles and Paniers,
Of all sizes and styles,
No. 6~ Bourbon Street,
Bet. Bienville and Conti Sts.,
By sending measure of waist, hips and front
length, a perfect fit guaranteed. Orders by
mail meet prompt attention. sepl7 3m
Kursheedt & Bienvenu,
Marble, Slate and Iron Mantels.
Monuments, Tombs, Headstones,
-114, 118, 120 Camp St.,
sep17 NEW ORLEANS. 3m
The Litet an Icet Wonderful Invuutio;
Guide to the Piano or Organ,
By which any Child or Person can play any of
the Popular Airs at once Without study, previ
ous practice, or even musical talent. The Com
pany will forfeit $1000 if any child tell years
old fails to play any one of our popular tunes
on the Piano, Organ or Melodeon within one
hour ofter receiving the Music and Instrue
tions, provided said child can count, with the
figures before it, from I to 100 correctly.
7 Pieces of Music, With Instruotions,
Mailed to any address on receipt of $1. Euclose
sue-cent stamp for Catalogue of Tunes.
-Agents wanted in every State and Coun
ty in the Union.
Edison Mlusic Co.,
215 and 217 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Sept. 17, 1881. lm
4gnts Wante4d for th Stard EZitio
REVISED NEW TESTAMENT.
138 TYLES Elegant Edition, about 600
I Large t'ype pages. Comparative Edition,
over 1100 pages. Old and
From $1 to $7, new versions on opposite
pages. "HllaEri of the Bible and of the Newe
edsiston" given to subscribers. The secret of
successfld .anvassing given every agent. Send
for our liberal terms. [Mention this paper.]
The Henry Bill Publiskhingy Co.,
Established 1847.] Norwich, Corun
WAzNS! TAX'S !!
NOTICE is hereby given to all Taxpayers
in the pariSh of St. Landry, that the Tax
rolls for the year 1881 have been filed in the
office of the Recorder of Mortgages, and have
been delivered and are on file in my office, as
required by Sec. 25, of Act 77, of 1880, and
that the taxes for the year 1881 are now due.
They are further notified that said taxes will
become delinquent on the 31st day of Decem
ber, 1881, and will draw eight per cent. per
annum interest from that date, according to
Article 210 of the Constitution of 1879.
Parties owing taxes on personal property
must come forward and pay immediately, as
a.#d taxes willbecome delinquent on the Jet
day of November, 1881.
Theewishing to avoid costs of notices and
selaure, will do well to make prompt payment.
Thpulieation of this notce one. a week
for two eweks. and the osting thereof on the
door of the room it whlr tthe civil District
'Court of the Prish of "St. ry Is held, is
by tlarmad slall and coaspletei notice tqaaeh
t payer, p ad to asy perm s om 1 t n
iany Winner cner C..DU80 n
"nd"Esf1 s C alb.
UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE
Sisters Marianites of Holy Cross,
THIS Institution, which will resume its
classes on the 1st Monday of September,
offers every advantage that may induce pa
rents to send their children to it; a most
agreeable and healthy location, a course of
instruction on a level with the best institu
tions of Europe or America, and the most
Board and tuition, per month..........$12 00
Day scholars, $2, $3 or$4 per month, ac
cording to the age and class of the pu
Music on the piano, per month.......... 6 00
Use of the piano, per mouth............ 1 00
Private vocal music lessons, per month. 3 00
Singing lessons, twice a week, without ex
Washing of clothes for boarders, if done in
the Convent. is charged extra.
Books and stationery supplied at store prices.
Boarders must bring, at their entrance, a
sufficient supply of clothing and other neces
sary articles.L-Also a mosquito bar, sheets,
blankets, etc. The uniform is black in winter
and white in summer.
Parents are requested to send their children
promptly at the beginning of the term.
For further particulars apply, at Opelousas,
to Mother Mary of St. Sebastian. Superioress;
at New Orleans, to Mother Provincial, at the
Academy of the Holy Angels. aug27-tf
VILLE PLATE COLLEGE,
Prof. 1. B. Gallenne, A. WE.,
Under the supervision of
REV. P. L. PENSIER.
S[IIIS Institution is surrounded by vast and
h bealthy play grounds, reserved for recre
ation; so that from the arrival of the pupils
till their departure, they will be constantly
superintended by the professor.
The course of instruction this year is dou
ble-Preparatory and Commercial. The pre
paratory course will include reading, writing.
and teaching of elementary grammar and
arithmetic. The commercial course will em.
brace a thorough study of English, French,
arithmetic, book-keeping, history and geog
raphy. Latin, Greek, algebra and geometry
will also4se taught at the special request of
parents. Rev. Father Pensier is in charge of
the religious department, but children belong
ing to any Christian denomination are wel
come and free to followt.heir creed.
TERMS PER MONTH :
Preparatory Course................... .$1 50
Commercial Course ............... ..... 2 00
Latin, Greek, &c...................... 3 00
The College will open on the first Monday
of September. For further particulars, apply
to Rev. P. L. Pensier, director, Ville Plate, La
Louisiana State University
Agicualtuta ani Xechnica Colleg,
Baton Rouge, La.
COLONEL WM. PRESTON JOHNSTON,
Session of Nine Months Begins Octo
ber 5th, 1881.
H EALTHY location. Free tuition. Board,
lodging, medical expenses, &c., $16.00
per month. Cheap uniform. Full corps of
competent Professors. Workshop of Mechan
ical Department in operation. Military disci
pline. For further particulars, apply to
PROF. L. W. SEWELL,
Jly30-5m] Baton Rouge, La.
BOYS AND OVUNG MZN,
At Franklin College Buildings.
THE Fall Term of this institution will be
gin on Monday, the 29th of August, at
the following rates of tuition, per month :
Primary grade....... ...... .$1 50
Intermediate grade ............ 2 00
Grammar grade.............. 2 50
Academic grade............... 3 50
Tuition payable invariably at the end of
each inouth. No deduction for lost time of
pupils, except in cases of protracted sickness.
A limited number of boarders will be taken at
$12.50 per month.
JOHN M. TAYLOR, Principal,
ex-Head Teacher Public Schools, St. Landry.
Jain. 10. 1880.
SCHOObL FOR YOUNteG LADIES
M Y SCHOOL for the education of young
ladies is now open in my dwelling at
Opelousas. I intend this Institution to be
permanent, and will endeavor to meet the
wants of this community, by affording facili
ties for a thorough education,
Tuition in primary branches, per month, $2 50
Tuition in Academic " " ' 3 00
French " 2 50
Music with use of piano, " " 6 00
Drawing, (daily lessons,) " " 00
Painting, (tri-weekly lessons,) " " 800
Vocal Music, gratis.
Board, " " 12 00
Washing, per dozen, 75
All dues payable monthly, in advance.
MRS. M. M. HAYES.
Opelousas, Nov. 25, 1879. tf
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION.
Probata.Court, Parish of St. Lan~dry, No. 4270
ESTATE OF HYPOLITE P. L. FONTENOT.
Whereas, Alexandre Fontenot of the parish
of St. Landry, has applied by his petition to be
appointed administrator of the estate of Hy
polite P. L. Fontenot deceased, late of the par
ish of St. Landry;
Therefore, any person intending to make op
position to said appointment will file the same
in writing, in my office, in the town of Opelon
sas, within ten days frojti the present notice,
JAMES O. CHACHERE.
Sept. 10, 1881. Clerk.
NOTICE OF ADMLNISTRATIO~N,
Probate Court, Parish of St. Landry, No. 4272
ESTATE OF MARIE ELODIE ACKE.
Whereas, Francois Boone, of St. Landry,
has applied by his petition to be appointed
administrator of the estate of Marie Elodie
Ache deceased, late of the parish of St.
Therefore, any person intending to make op
position to said appointment will file the same
in writing, in my office, in the town of Opelon
sas, within ten days from the present notice.
JAMES O. CHACHERE,
Sept. 10, 1881. Clerk.
FRANCIS D ClMETIEnI,
Attorney at Law
12 canhange Alley.,
my15 NEW ORLEANS. tf
i . !or stav ciR o% . .
Probate Court, Parish of St. Landry, No. 4259
ESTATE OF VILLENEUVE BORDELON AND WIFE.
By virtue of an order of the Honorable the
Probate Court iu and for the parish of Saint
Landry, there will be sold at public auction,
to the last and highest bidder, by the under
signed administrator or a duly qualified auc
tioneer, at the last residence of deceased, at /
Coteau Wabile, about four imileslsonth-west of
the town of Opelousas, parish aforesaid, on
WEDNESDAY, October 5th, 1881, the fol
lowing described property, belonging to the
estate of Villeneuve Bordelou and wife, Ju
lienne L6ger, both deceased, to-wit :
1. The plantation on which the deceased
last resided, containing one hundred and
twenty arpents, one quarter being woodland
and the balance open land and under fence,
together with all the buildings and improve
ments thereon, bounded north by Alexandre
Roy, south by Theo. Chacherd, east by bayou
and swamp Delputa, and west by Beckman.
Three nmules, eight- horses, two mares and
colts, three mares, two fillies, one yoke of
work oxen, five cows and calves, five cows
without calves, one lot of other horned cattle,
onoe branding iron, household furniture, andt
many other articles the enumeration of which
would be too tedious.
Terms and conditions--The movables will be
sold for cash; the plantation for one-fourth
cash, one-fourth on the 1st of l)ecenmber, 1882.
one-fourth on the 1st of December, 1883, and
one-fourth on the 1st of December, 1884; pur
chaser to furnish his notes to the satisfaction
of the administrator, said notes to bear 8 per
cent interest from maturity, and special mort
gage and vendor's privilege retained until full
and entire payment of the capital and the in
terest which may accrue thereon. Possession
of plantation given December 1st, 1881.
September 3, 1881. Administrator.
Probate Court, Parish of St. Landry, No. 4253
ESTATE OF ALMIRA JANE BUCIIANNIN.
By virtue of an order of the Honorable the
Probate Court in and for the parish of Saint
Landrv, there will be sold at public auction,
to the last and highest bidder, by the under
signed administrator, at the last residence of
deceased, in Big Cane. parish aforesaid, on
SATUIIDA).1 September 24, 1881, the fillow
ing described property, belonging to the es
tate of Almira Jane Buchaunin, deceased, to
1. A cre tain plantation with all the build
ings and improvements ther,.in, being the se
parate property of the children of said de
ceased, situated in Big Cane, St. Landry par
ish, containing 80 acres, bounded north by
andts of Gilbert Burleigh, east by land of Mrs.
T. Ward, south by lands of Dr. W. B. Rey
nolds, and west by laud of Ernfft Morrow.
2: Two American mules, one ci ale mule, one
American mare, one creole horse, one wagon,
Terms and eondlitions-lo. The real estate,
being separate property of said minors, to be
sold one-fourth cashl on day of sale, and the
balance p:aya:le in 1, 2 and 3 years from day
of sale ;'purchasers to give their notes with
good and solvent security, payable to the
order of the administrator, said notes to bear
8 per cent per annum interest from maturity
2o. That the community property be sold
thus: all sums of $25 and under, payable
cash i all sums of $2.5 and over, $25 thereof
cash and the balance payable in one year front
date of sale, purchaser to furnish their notes
payable to the order of the administrator,
with 8 olo from maturity until paid. with good
and solvent security, vendor's privilege and
special mortgage reserved on the land until
full and entire payment of said purchase price
and interest that may accrue, and 10 olo to be
added as attorney's fees in case of suit to ena
force their collection.
JOS. E. GARDINER,
August 20, 1881. Administrator.
Probate Court, Parish of St. Landry. No. 4257
ESTATE OF '" ILLIS BLACK AND ELLEN WOOD
By virtue If an order of the lion. the Pro
bate Court iit and for the parish of St. Laudry,
there will be sold at public auction, to the last
and highest bidder, by the undersigned ad
uiuistrator or a duly qualified auctioneer,
at the last residence of the deceased, at Gros
Chevrenil, in the iaforesaid parish of St. Lan
dry, on IVEDI)ESDA Y, September 28, 18bf -)
the following described property, belonging
to the estate of Willis Black and Ellen Wood
ley, both deceased, to-wit:
1. A certain tract of land, 50 acres more or
less, being woodland, with one corn crib and
one cabin thereon, at Gros Chetrenil, St. Lan
dry parish, hounded north by lands unknown,
east by landsof Ferrain Cornmier, west by land
of Adolphe Lanelos, and south by land of Sa
2. Three plows, one crossatat saw, one log
chain, and one old ox cart.
Terms and couditions.--The movable prop
er.;jto be sold for cash on the day of sale;
The land and buildings to be sold one-half'
payable cash, and the balance in one year
from the day of sale. Purchaser to furnish
his promissory note to the order of the admin
Istrator, with two good and solvei- securities
to his satisfaction, Nlu the mote to bear eight
per cent per annum interest from maturity
until paid. The land to remain specially
mortgaged, and vendor's privilege retained
in favor or the estate, until full and final pay
ment of said note.
VAN BUREN BLACK,
August '0, 1881. Admuinistrator.
A. F. HIlCKMAN vs. GUSTAVE DUROUssEAU.
District Court, Parish St. Landry, No. 13,087
By virtue of a writ of alias fi. fa. issued by
the Hon. the District Court in apd for thi
parish of St. Landry, in the above entitled
suit and to me directed, I will proceed to sell
at public auction. to the highest bidder, at the
prinoipal door of the Court House, in the town
of Opelousas. parish of St. Landry, on BAT'
URDA Y, October 15th, 1881, at 11 o'clock
A. M., the following desecribed property, to
All the rights.i itle and interest of Gustave
Duroeusseau. i,!nd unto the estate of Ger,
trude Ramo -uccoased, his mother, and late
wife of Jean Baptiste Durousseau, Sr., of this
Terms :-To be sold on a credit of twelve
months, purchaser furnishing bond and secur
ity according to law, and paying all costs an.
taxes in cash. C. C. DUSON,
Sheriff of the parish of St. Landry.
Opelousas, September 10, 1881.
NOTICE OF TABLEAU.
Probate Court, Parish of St Landry, No. 4254
ESTATE OF LUCIA VIDRINE.
Whereas, James Teal, of the parish of St.
Landry, universal legatee of the above en
titled estate, has filed a final account and ta
bleau of said estate, accompanied by his pe
tition praying for the houmologation of the
And whereas, notice of filing of said petition
and tableau has been ordered by an order of
court bearing date August 16, 1881 ;
Now, therefore, notice is hereby given to all
persons interested to make opposition to said
tableau, in writing, at my office in the town
of Opelousas, within the time required by
law, why said tableau should not be homo.
logated and confirmed.
JAMES O. CHACHERE,
August 20, 1881. Clerk.
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