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. XXXVIII. OPELOUSAS, PARISH OF ST. LANDRY, LA., AUGUST 15, 1891. NO. 47.
oarnal of the Parish of St. Landry.
?UBjSIalED ON SATURDAY BY
DAY, ::: : AUGUST 15, 1891.
Fr lfrends and ]Patrons.
wish to call the attention of the
,and patrons of the COURIER to
ieesity of their being on the
the matter of judicial publicsa
sheriffs sales especially), as a
on their part to give positive
as to where they desire
Vertisement pdblished, is apt to
oar being deprived of the pa
that would otherwise be given
The sheriff of this parish has
ng. himself especially zealous
of securing sheriff's sales
of lhich he is a director
der, and several publica
that nature have appeared in
r which the parties interested
ave selected to be done in the
had they been consulted;
have been diverted from as
I solicitation of the sheriff
Suties serving the papers in
hos who prefer to patronize any
paper In this parish we have no
to jptsrfere with their prefer
buft oOr frfeods who wish to
as with their ironage are
requested to see that the
oefers are instructed to have
scation done in the Counax-
are especially waraed against
themselves to be induced to
that the advertisement should
in some other paper.
nt. dptBpppomaster at Ope
oliee Jury was is esioo until
evening, and adjourned too
nsto pablish its proleedings
iwily ppear week..
,tewar will id to any
Ar. bringt* cothe Acts
and ic: have se
s:No . .OGDen.
S ion of several days,
n well was .esmedu.
y. TIe wth iuow
;o gepth ii' at 7 feet snd still
.lstan, .about fMar
} pt tais 11:00m acres, and
Sti bleak:l or Is lots to suit
Sea aivoeeqient in an
E0 ll is nt apidly ap
~i .e The inside work
Si.*I ab It is expected
tVan Hors will toe ready
.i e -.to rtae govern
tr ! eeks.
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"Lottery" Not the Question.
'Tis said that charity covers a multi
tude of sins-but sheriff Fontenot o
evidently thinks that the cry of "lottery" t
ought to answer the same purpose. 9
We don't know what the lottery has s
to do with Mr. Fontenot's bleeding the t
delinquent tax-payers of this parish to
the tune of one and two dollars a piece, t
and yet as a pretext for not explaining
why he is exacting so much money
from the delinquents when he could
have saved them that much without
any loss to himself, he says: "I have
not replied to the persistent attacks
made upon me by the pro-lottery press
of the town of Opelousas, because It
do not intend to allow a personal dis
cussion to divert attention from the
lottery issue, the sole issue now before
There is no nqcessity for Mr. F. to
enter into a "personal discussion," nor
is there any necessity to "divert atten
tion from the lottery issue"-both
"subject8s are entirely foreign to the
question at issue. Mr. F. might piint
himself a saint, and his predecessor in
any other fantastic garb, while at the
same time he could howl "lottery" until
the cows come home-and the fact
would still remain that he was charg
ing delinquent tax-payers one dollar
for what we offered to do for 5 cents,
and two dollars for what we would
have done for 10 cents-and giving
them no satisfactory explanation why
he is making them shbmit to this forced
contribution to his anti-lottery paper
and this is really the only place where
we can see that "lottery" comes in
anywhere in this little transaction, i. e.
the benefits derived by Mr. F.'s anti
lottery paper at the expense of the
poor tax-payers, and that is all that
Mi. F. is called upon to explain It is
very poor consolation to the several
hundred tax-payers who are outpeveral
hundred dollars through Mr. F.'s de
liberate disregard of their interests and
oar very favorable proposition, to be
informed that in the dim and distant
future hlt is going to contrast his ad
ministration with that of his predeces
sor, or that he will show what other
papers have charged in the past, or
whether the papers that would have
done the ,work for 5 and 10 cents are
pro-lottery and the one that charges
$1 and $2 is anti-lottery-all this will
be poor satisfaction to the unfortunate
victims who have been compelled to
"shell out" because Mr. F. was clothed
with a little brief authority which per
mitted him to exercise his arbitrary
power to their detriment and to the
benefit of his anti-lottery paper.
fIt- is quite evident that the Anti
Lottery politicians must have guessed
pretty accrate as to what would be
Stbe aswer -President Polk, to the
telegram of Col. Thos. J. Gaice, and it
is equally evident that they wanted
that convention adjourned before that
Snsiwer could arrive. Bat the answer
Seamse all the same, and as the poet
The Juna bug comes waiai wings or gold,
The ire ly comes with lame,.
The caterpillar hasa no wings at all
Bat it get there alt the same. C
President Polk instructs the members t
of thi Alliar e as follows in the follow- t
uingkorse and explicit dispatch: r I t
'*Individual members of the Partners'
AlSlance, must be left to act free so- 1
eording to their. own judgment. The
actoi-- of the Alliance cannot bind 1
iaitvidual meamers to. sapport any f
party, esasure :or platform.' -
This order emanates fromthe highest
ore In the order and while it will
de teas diagruntle .ths Antis, who so
eo~as.ly: .pulled the wool over- the
sa of the. nsupectiag farmers-it
will at t h same time, tebh;tehte Farm
ers how tey- have been imposed npon
b e ."-~ .Oie.seeking friends,
and eatis thethat no ontract super-
i ally, politicall sir o-in iany other
eWMeii Fantenut says, in his card to
thpbl that les wil show that the
ved ,'t s allowanc frole
ir out of patsh ;afs
6 g lre 'in es of that
by the C iar on .." W e
y^ ta ga et
aduapi yt tred
Rally around the Fl:ag, Boys. a
It is about time that the Democrats tl
of Louisiana, should iealize the dangor d
that threatens them. The rule or ruin v
party, that is now striving within the tl
sacred precincts of our own borders i
to disrupt our ranks and sow seeds of it
dissension, should lbe arrested with a li
irnm hantd and iron will and taught to ti
understand that the first principles of p
patriotism teach us to stand by our
party through thick and through thin,
and that no matter how often our peo
pie may for a time be tempted to
deviate from the traditions of the grand
old party to which we belong that
their better sense must and will teach
them to come back to the fold, and ;
forgetting all else save the honor and
good name of the Democratic party, t
push forward together and with should
er to shoulder, aid in planting the
Democratic banner over the heads of
our people, gaily flaunting her colors
to the political breezes, the fitting
emblem of our national pride and I
honor. The treasonable thrusts that
are now being made by ambitious and
designing politicians will fall unheeded
and unnoticed, and the grand old ship
of State with a sturdy crew, and strong
helm will be guided safely through the
raging storms and reach in safety the
port of political trumph and peace.
The freaks, the visionary schemes and
the wild ravings of the Antis show in
bold relief how easily the mind be
comes unsettled, the moment you per
mit it to run away with any engrossing
or exciting theme, although they pose
as the saintliest crew that ever took
passage to paradise; yet we find them
threatening to deluge our StatA in
blood and with a wilder shriek thaL the
Comanche Indian, terrify our voters on
the election day and prevent them
from redeeming our State from financial
captivity and placing her in a situation
at once dignified and independent.
Some contend at it is a crime to be
poor when you l ve it in your power
to be rich, and e personal degrada
tion that attaches to the individual, in
consequence of his poverty and his
inability to meet his obligations, is
nothing in comparison with the dis
grace that follows a commonwealth,
whose financial situation is such as to
render her powerless to pay her debts
and thus sustain her honor. No man
who calls himself a Louisianian and
has the true interest of his State at
heart can ldare to assert with truth
that it is honorable and fair to desert
her in this hour of need, and throw
from her coffers, the generous contri
bution without which she must and
will remain wrapped in the coils
of financial distress; as the manna is
said to have fallen to feed the hungry
Israelites in their perilous journey
through the wilderness so, now there
is about to fall into- the bosom of our
State an opportunity which if seized
in time and grappled with hooks of
steel, will in a short while place her
among th-toer States of the Union
as the brightest and most attractive
star. We hear all binds of hints being
made as to how the revenue amend
ment must be defeated. It is said by
s the Anti's that they have the Governor,
that sie appoints the Returning officers,
that they appoint the commissioners of
election, who will handle the ballot
boxes &c., &c., &c.
Any evil marpulnanions can Uy vsny
lence be easily prevented, and the I
sentiment of our people fairly and a
squarely reached upon the election day. I
Intellectual. spgriority will soon assert
its sway over tligotry and passion and r
in the cooler moments of reflection our(
people will find that the necessities of I
oar State require a helping hand in a
financial way, and at the proper time f
wewill prove to the outside world, I
that we are not a set of block-heads
and that our eyes are not Altogethbr
blinded to the interests of our State.
Let ob r people whoe feel an interest in
the State in Which we `live, ehert their
b'Be and strongest efforts, striving to
amy oethe work thait will form the
base upon which we will - ecta struat
are with proportions suffleie yty strong
towitetand -the' idle atrskis ti f tl~
maihiuiou politicians. ..who areso deei
Jr iv bend wit.Ibe rule or ruins policy.
WhB do not these accusers, take the
abem out of their .qw eyes, before
they Bektoatract the ots from their
:Wtlle they denounce gambling, they
gamble themsesleae, while they dis
aoiw -ssn the =prehase of lottery
tiketthey are perhaps, the most fre
et byers*, andit is a ,well known
fct, that ashort time age one of their
own. p remiret men raked in one
fourt of th.e capita -prize. Filled
wtt; imperfections they.aceuse the pro
iotteary tean of all sorta of horrible
thin s, when it may be&that in the last
day when the ra pet shalle sound and
he scales are adjus~ted and these, pre
tended i0aats are weighed, that the
14.t thdruig voice of the ruler
2; -atd. eil b hoard reverberating.
o u;` and S ying through
~ deprt from me ye
erts n Afinds no plate
S.the of Heaven. Te
dt beiog played by
SOO - bse.
,yet wll p t r
and chief aim be to keep in view the
spotless integrity of that party,
that has controlled our
destinies for so many years, around
whose flag we propose to rally and
there to stay, until the voice of a
Democratic State has crushed out, and
it is to be hoped forever, the rebel
lious spirit, which among a few nnre
tlecting people seems now to he
Analysis of the Lafayette Com
1st-The anti-lottery executive com
mittee, and State Farmers' Union, do
unite and agree as follows:
To arrogate and secretly exercise all
the rights and privileges of a State De
mocratic Nominating Convention.
We stipulate and agree:
1. That all the delegates to the State
Democratic Nominating Convention
shall be selected by us, and not by the
party as heretofore; and should we dis
agree in anything to be done we will
refer the difference to committees, to be
selected by us respectively, and their
decision shall be the law to all Demo
2. The Nominating Convention shall
be conducted under all the forms cus
tomarily observed by democratic con
ventions, but it shall insert an anti
lottery plank in the Platform. Thisshall
be done, or, we will break up the con
3. The naming of the temporary
chairman of the so-clled Democratic
convention, and the permanent chair
man, shall be done by us, and demo
crats who are not members of one of
our organizations, shall have no say
so about it.
4. The Alliance shall designate who
shall be nominated as Governor, and
he shall be T. 8. Adams--who shall be
Treasurer, and who Superintendent of
Public Education and our brother anti
Lottery Leaguers may name all the
other State officers. Outside democrats
may do the voting at the election.
5. They the Antis shall be expected
to raise funds for the campaign, which
both of the contracting parties shall
use in comtmon, to pay voters not to be
bribed by the Lotteryites.
6. We pledge ourselves to carry out
this agreement, in time honored guise
Ernest Brignac of Old Grand Prai
rie was in town last Tuesday. S(
Dr. R. Mayer, after a short visit to
relatives here, returned to Palmetto O
P. J. Lefebvre, after a brief sojourn
at Pascagoula, Miss., returned home
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Wilson returned
home last Tuesday from Waveland,
Miss., where they had been spending A.
several weeks very pleasantly.
L. A. Sandoz, Esq., editor of the
Democrat, accompanied by his wife and
five children, left lIst Tuesday for a
short recreation at Iyike Arthur, La.
Mr. Jas. Powers" an old resident of
our parish, now of New Orleans gave
our office a pleasant visit last Tuesday.
Major Frank Wharton of Bayou A
Chicot, spent several days in town this A
Mrs. J. K. Sandoz and children, and
Mrs. Alexis Sandoz and family are
among the guests at Hotel Arthur, on
th )banks of the beautiful Lake Arthur.
Our old friend Capt. H. L. Garland
reminds us of his presence at the "Hub
oof thl. Universe," by mailing us files of o
Boston papers of the 9th inst.
Louis Desmarais, Jr., of New Orleans a
is here on a visit to relatives and a
eSt. Stanislaus Coininercial College, u
Bay St. Louis, Miss., (50 miles from th
New Orleans on the .Louisville and h
Nashville railroad); begins its 37th ses
sion Thursday, September 3rd.
S-Placed in one of the health resorts of n
he Southwest, and in the immediate c
icinity of the Gulf 'ehore, the sea
l eye and summer bathing. make of r
I leilege a healthy and delightfuil
The course of Study its ithtsfd: 1
Preparatory, Commercial and Scientific. t
The Commercial Course is particularly a
efficient, and graduates .from. it find a
ready and lucrative employment in I
SdThis College received a silver medal
at the Paris =Exposition of 1889 for its
r For terms and particulars address
Sheriff Fontenot's promise to con- i
trast his administration with that of
his predecessor appears to as to be a
very rash promise, as his predecessor
had the reputation, of being the best
Sheriff in the. State of Louisiana-and
r has the record to back .it; while our
p r t sheriff-well.---we are not
sseing that point just now; what
we. wnt to know, and what the tax
py want t Bknow, is, why does
e Fontea c ,ollect $1 and $ for
' ae siintg . s'ales in his anti-tery
a cou.svtd MAe the, -ame
work dne in the prolottery papers at
i 5ntavid To0ts. [e Lottery Issue has
absolutel~y nothing to do with the
question, but as-Mr. F. seems to think
1 that it iseesential to leg in "lottery,"
we o stosply to humort iesfa4.1d
s : h thls. at ie it lpper
When it i conoidee4 that partci
pti i.a Democratic primar es or con
any te pvo-lasterystte, it is hard to see
t prticipete in itmeti
Mb hen w sa sewhere, where the
*tho t. w with the democrsti
FOR SALE ON LONG CREDIT,
On Tuesday, August 18th, 1891,
At D)alicourt Duplichain's, in Prairie Faqueta~ique; '
10,000 Acres of Choice Lands,;
Mostly Prairie and Rice Lands,
And fine timber wood lands, all in Township 5, east and\
west, in lots and plats to suit purchasers.
The lands will de sold at prices of adjudication in three
payments:--one-third payable January 1st, 1892; one
third Jan'y 1, 1893, and one-third Jan'y 1, 1894, with
8 per cent interest from date of sale. Owners reserve the
right of exacting personal security for the payment of the
first note. Notarial fee $3.50 at expense of purchaser.
A GRAND BARBECUE
Will be given by the owners for the accommodation of all
and to which everybody is invited.
QC= Maps of the lands to be offered for saIe can be
seen at the offices of J. Meyers & Co., and of C. C. Dnson,
Opelousas, and on the grounds on the day of sale.
A. LEVY, President. A. DIETLEIN, Vice President, J, T. SKIPPER, Cashier
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Of Opelousas, La
CAPITAL STOCK $50,000.
ALPHONSE LEVY, E. LATREYTE, I. M. LITCHENSTEIN
ANT. DIETLEIN, IKE ROOS, JULIUS MEYERS.
J. T, SKIPPER.
A general Deposit, Discount, Exchange and Collection business done.
The business of Merchants, Planters and the Citizens at large is respectfully solicited.
t' Money to loan on A I paper, large or small. W'Collections a Specialty.
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That mysterious compact contains
one proviso that must and will excite o
considerable mirth and merriment all w
along the line. They who have so d
stoutly denounced the use of money B
in this campaign and thought to make
it appear that they would ride through g
upon angel wings, free from the con
taminating fluence of the filthy lucre,
have agreed as follows :
"We recommend that financial aid it
shall be furnished as the finance com- e
mittee shall determine to the campaign R
committee of the Farmers' Union."
This is a pretty good joke on these
would-be saints and the mask of hypo- r
crisy is beginning to fall from their a
faces, expressing their true inwardness.
The bait whidh they are throwing out
to the Farmers' will be pretty stale
after going the rounds of the hungry
antis, and the chances are that the
hind teat will be the one that the Farm
ers will suck.
Be careful Anti, the Farmers'
will discover your tricks after awhile.
Like the drowning man grasping at
straws the disappointed anti-Lottery
politicians, are striving to give their
own interpretation to the dispatch of
President Polk and pretend to fina lots
of comfort in its language. .Some of
them say, it does not mean what it
says, while others diBrm that President
Polk, will change his base and `end
some other message of an entirely dif
fereht character evidently considering
that President Polk is as much of a
political acrobat as the anti-Lottery
politician. President Polk evidently
considered well the full import of his
message, he means what he eays; the
language is clear and the spirit isborne
ot by an article of the constitution of
the Alliance, which says, that the
religious and political liberties and
privileges of the members can in no
wise be interfered with.
They have been organized for a cer
tain purpose, and when they transcend
that scope their actions are not binding
SJames Russell Loweit one of Ameri
ca's most renowned poets, died at his
home in Boston, Mass., last Wednesday
We invite correspondence from all
parts of the parish to keep us advised
Stof all local matters of iaterest.
L nanch one, o pposte Frt Pt-oile
Strd -al r- amvl-e
Here is an additional evidence for 1
our Anti contemporaries that "all the
world outside of Louisiana" has not gone
daft in antagonism to the lottery. The
Boston Record shrewdly remarks:
The anti-lottery people in Louisiana are be
ginning to fear lest the charter of the lottery
company will be extended by popular vote.
They are threatening revolution, bloodshed
and riot. That is the beginning of defeat,
when people get to talking like that. The
lottery is in a way, popular in Louisiana, be
cause it takes very little from that State ail
pays a good deal out.
Blank forms for use of merchants 7
notaries, Justices of the Peace, etc., for
sale at this office.
Get your meals at the Farmers' Union
Lunch House, opposite the Post-office
on Main street.
DIED--At Galveston, Tax., August 13, 1891,
LOUISA VAImEIt.r, wife of Alcest Campbell,
aged 23 years, 5 months and 6 days.
Deceased was a native of Opelousas, where
she resided for many years, and leaves a host
of friends and relatives here who sincerely
mourn her untimely demise. May the sod
rest lightly upon her bosom and the grass
grow forever green upon her grave.
TO-NIGHT -.-- AUGUST 15th.
Grand Character Concert
'SONGS AND DANCES.
Admnisalem S Ceast.
The Live Oak Plantation, containing about
1100 acres, situated about 4f miles sonth-west
of Opeosas. adjelning the late Achille Dnprd
plantation. USil place will he sold ino blork
a or iltsts osPitrhasers Also a neherd
of Devonshire and half-breed cattle. Apply
a the plantation or to James Powers, No. 301
Liberty street, Now Orleans, La. 6
S AgUst 15, 1891. 6m
z*sWNI £ 103 I
1 Ice within the reach of everyone
Shavi. ep-nelgsp an le Depotado g L -
eeuW e store, snpsepaed Ia furnish tee in
Suat t t reasonable p ýles. lee dait
Ra reldenc s espect fusllrytee
biari to eeatry
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Probate Colrt, Parish of St. Landry, No. 5102.
ESTATE OF MATIIILDO SITTIG.
By virtue of an order of the Honorable the
Probate Court in 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, on the premises hereinafter described,
near Opelousas, Parish of St. Landry, on
Wednesday, August 96th, 1991,
the following described property, belonging
to the estate of Mistress Mathilde Sittig, of
the parish of St. Landry, to-wit:
One lot of ground situated just south of the
corporation line of the town of Opelousas,
containing an area of 52 (fifty-two) feet front
by 80 (eihty) feet deep, fronting on the pub
lie road leading afrom said town to Bellevue,
bounded north by said corporation line south
by J. L. Chacher6, with one store house
thereon, formerly occupied by Etienne Veltin
as a store.
Terms-On a credit of twelve months.
July 5., 1891. Administrator.
Commissioner U. S. Circuit Court for the
Western District of Louisiana.
Commissioner U. S. Court of Claims
throughout the United States.
Notary Public in and for the Parish of St.
Office, with lion. John N. Ogden, Opelousas.
Particular attention given to Land eases
and to final proofs.
Collections in the Parishes of St. Landrv
and Acadia promptly attended to.
Pensions secured; Patents, Caveats, Trade
Marks, etc., procured without delay,
July 18, 1891.
The Generes Hotel, on Landry street
opposite the Court House. For terms, etc.,
address: W. C. PERRAULT, Att'y.
August 1,1891-10t Opeloneas, La.
Also, an Ethan Allen Stallion 6 teare old.
STRAYED OR STOLEN.
A blue MARE, saddle and bridle, from F.
Richard's fruit stand, Opelousas, last Sunday
night; branded on left thigh about thus -19,
cut by wire on left shoulder and neck, and on
ribs on left side, also around front hoofs.
She is half American, stout and very fat. A
liberal reward will be paid for her return at
this office or to the undersigned.
Aug. 1, 1891-tin. Bellevue, La.
No. 131 Chartres Street, New Orleate, La.
This well known hotel offers the best of so
commodatious at the most reasonable prioes.
Board and lodging; rooms with or without
board. The patronage of our friends respect
fully solicited. GENERES & GAUDET.
August 8, 1891 ly
Strayed or Stolem
From Prairie Basse, about six weeks ago, a
gray filly, white spots, (eout eight months
old. unbranded, very gentle. A reward of
five dollars will be paid for the return of this
filly to Edouard Ddjeau, in Prairie Boase.
E. H. VORDENBAUMEN
Will Sell for Cash:
1x6 D. & M. Star flooring.......516 00 per M.
1x4 " '" " Com' flooring...... 1100
x5" " ...... 1200 " "
Ix6 " "" Heart " ...... 18 00 " "
"Beet" Shingles Dim. heart.... 2 80 " "
" Prairie" Shingles Dim. Sap.... 2 25 "
Random Sap Shingles........... I 75 " "
A fine lot of 1 inch, 1} and It inch Dry
Dressed Cypress Clear Framing Lumber and
Bridge Timber. Sash. Doors, Blinds, Moulding
&C., constantly on hand.
S. HOWELL, Agent.
July 25, 1891.
Leche's Graded Institute
No. 7 Prytania St., New Orleans.
Day Boarding and Night School
Boys and Young lea.
The lost Thorough School of English
and lathematles in the. State.
An unlimited number of country pupils
can be accommodated.
Session begins MONDAY, SEPTEMBER
7th, 1891. Send for Prospectus.
July 11, '91 2in 3ms.
Tulane : Aiiversiy
Talane University embraces College, High
School, H. Sophie Newoomb Memorial Col
lege for Young Women, Law and Medical
Departments. The College has four paral
lel courses: Classical, Literary, Selentf
and Engineering. There is also a special
course of Electrical Engineering. NextAn
nual Session of the A emicaal D teP ut*
including the H. Sophie Neweoomb College,
begins October let. Law Department
opens November 16th. Medical Depart
ment, October 19th.
For special or general catalogues, apply to
the Secretary of the University, Tulane
P Hall. WM. PRESTON JOm.rON.
Aug. 1--3m" President.
PORTRAITS ! PICTURES!
CALL AT PROF. R. MAYER'S
EW PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY
Adjoining Methodist Church,
If You desire a Fine, Artistio Portrait.
J. a. czB. ENT$.s. S. CLOMIiTrr
Succesor to BlEk & foirrs,
SGENERAL FIRE IISiR CE AGEI TS,
Landry St., opposite Court House,
rt Best Home and Foreign Commnies
r6 represented. oMarch I 91.
Td aken up as an 3etray.
SBy the undersigned in Opelousa, about two
weeks ago, a blazed-faced bar mare, about 6
years old, gentle, and braned on the right
- thigh, (face.imile of brand at this ofe.)
Ths mare had been ranging about my stable
several days with my stock when taken up.
The owner. is requested to provepropt
pay charges and take her away, orshewill
be disposed of according to laP. .
i Opelousas, Aug. let, 1891-1m,
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