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Jo- PRIJNO RTINCI J O -N NCJ -B PRI: I C IN ALL ITs BANCHES IN ALL ITS BB.NN iHUSo -: EXECUTElD AT THE:-. OURIERCOURIER OFFICE. ESTABLISHED 1852. OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PARISH OF ST. LANDRY. $2.50 PER ANNUM VOL. XL. OPELOUSAS, PARISH OF ST. LANDRY, LA., JANUARY 14, 1893. ' NO. 17. 4 !tou f 4ouritr. PUBLISHED ON SATURDAY BY LEINCE SANDOZ. OPELOUSAS: SATURDAY. : : JANUARY 14, 1893. To our Friends and Patron.. We wish to call the attention of the friends and patrons of the COURIER to the necessity of their being on the alert, in the matter of judicial publhoatious, (sheriff's sales especial. ly), as a neglect on their part to give positive instructions as to where they desire such advertisement published, is apt to result in our being deprived of the patronage that would otherwise be given to us. The sheriff of this parish has been making himself es pecially zealous in the matter of securing sheriff's sales for the paper of which he is director and stockholder, and several publica tions of that nature have appeared in that paper which the parties interested would bave selected to be done in the CounlER, had they been consulted; and others have been diverted from us at the special solicitation of the sheriff or his deputies serving the papers in the matter of seizures. To those who prefer to patronize any other paper in this parish we have no desire to in terfere with their preferences, but our friends who wish to favor us with their patronage are earnestly requested to see that the proper officers are instructed to have the publication done in the Counraa-and they are especially warned against allowing themselves to be in duoed to consent that the advertisement should be done in some other paper. Look Sere I Do you owe the COUnaER for sub scription, advertising or job work? If so, please remember that this is the season of the year when people iltre ez pected to have money, and the credi: tors of the CouRIER t re demanding satisfaction "in cash." We will have to do the same thing in return, and request every man, woman and child who owe as to please come forward Ssd do something for as in tbf way-of Old newspapers for sale at this office at 20 cents per hundred. Order your oysters, crabs and fish from Vilaseca; delivered at domicil. All styles of fas srioting done at this office on short mtfei'.a Jeow prices FOR SALE-A peddlin ~ ack, as . good as new, will be sold p Ap ly py at this office. Gen. Benj. F. ah j suddenly, attis home in Wa~"i%:, n City last 'Wednesday morn;. - We are informed that iol. ;Mark La Ssro broke the record here last Monday evening,-by successfully getting on the outside of 104 oysters at one sitting our new assessor vouches for-the cor rectness of this item. The session of the U. 8. Court has brought a large number of strangers to our city from the adjoining purishes, and the vicinity of the courthoiae has preseted quite a lively appearance at Last Thursday monining a colored boy about 5 years old was accidently cut on the head with an axe, in town. A colored man was cutting wood when the child got in range of the axe and received the blow on the head, which, the doctor says, will prove fatal. Jean B. Chapman and Arthur Fonte not, two men from the country, were arrested last Monday night and jailed by constable Dejean, charged with ma thq tail of Mr. Henry s. r and also the stirrnup ea r li a die. This piece of h lý a w perpetrated near the bo th r and our wide-awake promptly demonstrated to the olen ere that sech acts cannot be perpetarted with -imppity in Opeloupas, anl it is likely they will get. the fall penalty of the law. - Mr, G. D, Quirk was seriously and Sperhapa fatally wounded last.Sunday , by t accidental discharge: of his pie to, the ball ranging opwards thrpagh bhe ack into bhis body. 'he last re ports etate that he was .in a critical condition. The occident happened st ihtbbie in Moundvilol)e, near Wash-. .iaDtCp ubthe sitteg in a rocking.csai, t"e: iltl.'.r, whieh -wa in his bip poclst, dro4~p to the floor and explodingu thecrtridg InLsc the above waee put in type,, we me alorejd thatthe tufortuesanatenman died Priday morning at beq'4d lc . At the Mrennl .ltction for Dirootors hat tFe1'irt National Bank hold at, ;th mikinz hosa on Tmaday, January )OU',.A. fDliatlelo, E. Latrayte, A. ,.» ;: nli : yar.,: I. M1 .tern.o , r8ric, H Kahn and J. T. Skipper, ore serviiii~~rsh:~ #e forr the 3sasnia ', 'j . A ai ofre s the Dlirectors ;. # -;. sir, the fWllowiEg yr A.levy, presidentA,. vMpsalde-p and . J. T. rr r. M r O Lo do. ktior. i tie to airir i a owm aea --r-----d-----auu te Personal. The many friends and acquaintances of Jud e A > et ,Voorhies, were made happy bnbday this week, by his ap pearance is the town of Opelousas- he came on professional business in thi U. S. Court. The Judge has very many wirm friends and admirers here, and all their recollections of him are pleas ant. He called on as in our sanctum, looking well, and certainly as pleasing a.s could be asked. He has occupied positions in Louisiana, and is known to have done his duty, promptly, well and acceptably. He is one of the gentle man that Nature has made such, and no lme is ever more welcome anywhiere in Louiailna than Judge Albert Voor hies. Long may be live to be, as here tofore, useful, and a source of pleasure to his friendl. Miss Leola B. White returned last Saturday from her holiday vacation spent }vilth relativesip Delbi. We had a pleasant call last Tuesday from! Mr. J. 0. LeBlanc, one of Port Barrb's solid citizens. Dr.' E. Sparrow Taylor was in town this week. i-is M.bel Saindtz of pelousas vis itg. ý . M tinrjll tlts week, the g st tha Miae ce irad Ines Brouasard.-St. Martinville Messenger. IDr W. i'R7 La trapes of Shntegsou was in town Monday. Chas. M. Richard, Esq , a native of Opelousas, and now one of Lake Charles' most progressive and prosper ous citizens, has been on a "isit here this week. W..O. Pipes, Esq, late of the Wash iag on Argps, now of the Vermillion Star, was on a flying trip through Opel ousas last Monday, and gave us a short call, We were pleased to see Mr. L. I. Tansey on his feet again after several weeks cooyiuasnent to' his room from illness# dildAtihe hisiiedith will under go a rapid and permanent improve ment. Misses Mathilde and Alice Labycle of Op.lbuias, were visitors this week to New Iberia, the guests of their rela tiv<.,,,c. emle le-.ew Iberia Our4evas was pretty well represented in Crowley last week, the Signal's per sopal column containing the following: Miss Fannie Loeb, Messrs. W. S. Jewett, E. B. Duliniseon, L. Duprd, E. L. Garland, E. P. Veazie, G. L. Dupre, J. H. Lnmpkine, C. W. DuRoy, R. L. Garland and E. North Cullom. We were faiored" with a pleasant visit last Wednesday evening, from Mr. S. I..iry, pJle4pniugs, La, lwho was celfe.le.t iteo diae's+before'the U S. Court A Mrs. O. Milsted left for New Orleans last Thursday morning on a visit to relatives and friends. Col. A. R. Mitchell, one of Calcasieu's prominent citizens, is among the visi tors to our town to attend the U. S. Court "The t ol: is one of the big men . Wt W, plish, and has a host of enmds 11 liout this'seetift.n P. A. Sandoz, Esq., of the firm of J. K.-B..daoz &Bro., left fer-New Orleaps Sn day. We bad an agreeable visit last Thiwsday from Mr. Joseph Boarque, Jr:, of Plaquemine Poift. Major 'F~ank Wharton and Caps. Sam Base represented Bayou Chicot in Opelot~tas this week. ep-. rI. Wells, Esq., of Lake Charles aarived here Wednesday, on business e:tfore t i4 Federal Court. iss ~uaP a ru n et;" riide from Sl¥ rrSunday. ning from Mr. E. E. re esenting Kellam & tlaaa, Ga, the only plant in the South for the manufacture of spectacles and eye-glasses. Weliad thepleaaure of rteti~ng this week,, Messrs. B A. 'onchy and M. Ca.itidtwo progressivst citizens of the arowibg'fit e citle of"f Lke Charles, whl were eere ord business before the t) S. Court. The Signal ackpowledgee a pleasant call on ,Wednesaay from Judge E. N. Collgm, of Opelopsaas. The Judge has atenderleeling foar.thel newspaper men, which, try saijird as he may, we doubt ifbe woulia, able +to conceal. His ife li/ baen spent in close proximity. to the editorial shair,+ amn much of the time heil~adsdr9e acti.v. and able ser ,ice pJpth . olittiald ank special work.. ,Croeqy Sign.a aL . The followievlt1 ;be of interest to -ail ConfederatVte rass: -lABhQeeits.Gee . M.ermau yesterday reewivedrd.eftota Geeu John B. Gor don to announce that- he tas-decided, after bearisgall the -arguotments on bot: sides, that it will be impracticable to maerwheuge -- desired by some _arties, inthetime 4hioldisg the Coon ederate Vetetas. Beunlet at Birming em,-- ed ;-ltsit-I wil- 4ake- plaie as .sed, *tnhe 19th and 20th of July, iTb. new glBd iggfnge . hicb are at t 1 l ad i'#C°` elb'tteittir f In the es tre er- "lent *66Wvtd ei tkooat are *MuP~,t6@ *M**eti;P B Dnra o, Col.,: Iowa- :easkasrb tlb6r6d f 'd Utah. Bare ttr otftb +adajb mon t ·ts -aaas ttbf the' bik bend of the BawJrvt r ,vc The w sea are pilacer 6s&'heii' pBaety bf'*ittr to s akm;. 4W-Irerl eop'o inhab If any ~of our oug mn, `.fi '.itry a to bf Iuw ieeisi wts iat tec Ibr jatb .r *i: Reflections for Family Reading. January 8th. There is some appearance of soli tude in Nature at this season. The fields are no longer waving with crops nor adorned and beautified by bloom ing shrubs, etc., yet there remains some plants that brave the inclemency and rigor of winter, which by their verdure relieve the general sterility of the landscape. The Ivy winds round the old oaks and brick walls indifferent to winter blasts and leveling winds. Many, so it is with our lives. The charms of youth and the follies of which it is generally guilty, all dis appear in the winter of our lives, but the charms of virtue, and the wealth of intellect endure in old age, and serve to beautifiy our lives and ennoble them. The charms of age are seen in practical piety, and having the world behind them, they live with a view to eternity. January 9th. To the man who reflects philosophi cally, sleep is one of the wonderful phenomena of God's works. The poet Young has aptly characterized it as "Nature's sweet restorer." Who has not felt refreshed by it; and whenever on awakening we do not feel as much refreshed as we are generally, how apt we are to mention it complainingly ? When troubles cloud our hearts or dis turb our minds, how anxious are we that balmy sleep may come and "steep our senses in forgetfulness? When wearied by toil, how delightful it is to lay our heads down on our own de lightful beds and drop into restoring unconsciousness. How seldom do we reflet upon the goodness of that Being, who always watching over us has so beneficially provided a ready means of physical restoration and mental re lief. Sleep comes upon us imperceptibly, for if it were necessary or even practi cable to ascertain the precise moment of its approach it could never over come our virilance. But GQd has so ordained it that its approach and our captivity to it is an agreeable neces sity. How wonderful it is that whilst we are entirely unconscious-nncon scions that we live at all, all the func tions of our organism go on with un disturbed iegularity. Could these phenomena exist independently of the agency oilkn omnipotent Being, whose goodness and vigilance are ever ex tended to ust These and many other such reflections should engage our hours of wakefulness and fill our hearts with gratitude and adoration. January 10th. sanuary lIu. Nothing is more apparent to a reflect ing mind than that God intends that man should be happy. Every latitude of our earth where man is found has been supplied by Him with everything essential to his existence there. We frequently repine at the severity of winter, or the sultriness of summer and are apt to envy snch as live where the great vicissitudes of the seasons are not so observable. But how do we know but freezing weather is ne cessary to the purification of the air we breathe, and extremely warm weather essential to its rarification, preparatory to the coming in of a cool er and a more salubrious atmosphere ? Look at the languid and almost torpid condition of those who live in the warmest climes; see the loathesome and varied diseases to which they are subjected, and the indolence that dis tinguishes their lives; and is there any fascination in all of it We have a 4 storm once in a while, but it leaves us sunshine, pure air, and the means of natural enjoyment. Should we not be thankful that God has assigned as such an inheritance? Whatever dis parity may be found to exist by com parison of the advantages of the differ eut parts of our globe, one truth stands confessed which is that in every one of them, God has bountifully provided for man's existence and given him abundant reason to love him. January I1th. Snow is a blessing. It is useful to the earth and serves to preserve grain plants and vegetables from the effects of severe cold. It is said by those who have investigated it thoroughly that Nature has given no better protection to such things than a mantle of snow. It is true it seems cold yet it shelters the earth from freezing winds and thereby preserves a sufficient degree of heatto protect seeds lying near its sur face. The most casual observer has doubt Tesss noticed that snow serves to in crease the fertility of earth. The be liefis common that such is the fact and no saying is more trite than good crops follow heavy snows. This results from its penetration of the earth's surface and its consequential supply of a prop er degree of moisture. This idea is to be. found expressed in the LV ch & 10 &. 11 verses. Thus we see the proofs of Divine protection in all that seems unfavorable to man. Let us not judge the "Lord by feeble sense, but rather trust Him for His grace." January 12th. 'Contemplation of the heavenly bodies must teach one many of the wonders of God's works and the reality of His Omniptotence. Addison has given us an admirable and sublime apostrophe to Nature which every one should be, ble to repeat. '°The lious firmament on high, With all the blue eternal sky." This is bat a glance, beautiful though it be, at the wonders of the planetary system. We have not the space to say all that should be said on this fruitful subject. The isun stands in the centre of the 1 system. It is mome than a million tiue,, larg.b- thai. lhe globe we inhabit, a'"iShiues at , disr.ance variously es timtated 'to be from 82 to 95,000,000 of imlatih. A.tronomers inform as that T.armitnd it rerlve seven planets with their- ttedant satellites, all of which tli~i or horrow their light from that grrat orb. These planets are known byAtre names of Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, sna;e te F.ath, 'Mercury and Her e U:and Meuaryr i. narelat the sun. has a diameter of 2600 miles. It moves 95,000 an hour and performs its journey in eighty days. Being only 32,000,000 miles from the sun, its light is said to be seven times as great as that which reaches us. Then comes Venus which completes her journey round the sun in about seven months at a distance of 59,000 of miles from it. She moves 69,000 miles an hour. Then comes our Earth which moves at the rate of 51,000 miles an hour which is 120 times swifter than a cannon ball flies. The moon is its satellite and moves at a distance of 240,000 miles from the Earth's centre. The next is Mars, 125,000,000 of miles from the sun and moves round him in 686 days and 23 hours, at the rate of 47,000,000 of miles an hour. Next comes Jupiter, 420,000,000 of miles from the sun and going in his orbit 25,000 an hour. He finishes his annual period in 11 years 314 days and 12 hours. Saturn is about 780,000,000 miles distant from the sun and travels 18,000 miles every hour. He completes his annual round in 29 years 167 days and 5 hours. IHe is nearly 600 times larger than our Earth. The least is Herschell, distant from the sun about 1,565,000,000 miles. It makes its annual circuit about the sun in 83 years 140 days and 8 hours. It is about 80 times larger than the Earth. It is known to have 6 moons and is believed to have more. Now think of all this stupendous grandeur of the Planetary systems so inadequa tely described, and can man possibly hesitate to believe in the Omnipotence and Omniscience of the Creator t January 13th. After having meditated on the Plan etary system and considered its won ders, let us reflect upon the wonders revealed to us by the microscope. They are no less wonderful for being so small. Whether we examine the elephant or a mite, we see the same display of Divine power and wisdom. Each has its necessary and appropriate organs whose functions are as system atic and harmonious in theif opera tions, the one as the other. The mi croscope reveals to us animated beings whiclare invisible to the eye without the aid of it. We look at the little grains of sand and some appear round in fact nearly all appear so, but under the microscope they present many shapes. Some of them are hollow and have within them living beings which have a world of space within which to disport themselves and enjoy life. That which appears to be dust on the wings of the butterfly are so many feathers, and the blooms of the peach but insects. How wonderful is the power of God whom we are required to love. January 14th. Even the vegetable world has its specimens that require sleep and night is the time for it. They close their carolla when night comes on to defend the delicate internal parts from the ravages of the insect tribes which come our after dark. During -sleep the dili gent little masons, carpenters and join ers of the human body set vigorously to work whenever repair is needed, to restore the great expenditure of ner vous energy. We awake, re-invigorated for the duties of life. Would that we were always proportionately thankful to Him who "giveth his beloved sleep," and whoso systematically "replaces us so comfortably on the threshold of ex istence." Do you take Farm Journal ? Wh not? Every farmer, gardner, stock breeder, orchardist, dairyman, poultry man, their wives, and even the boys and girls will find it crowded full of helpful information. It aims to be practical rather than theoretical, to be brief and to the point, in fact, to be Cream not Skim-milk. It is adapted to all parts of the country North, South, East, and West. The subscription rate is 50 cents a year. We have made ar rangements with the publisher by which we can send it one year (all of 1893) to all who pay ahead for our pa per. Samples will be sent free if you address postal request to Farm Jour nal, Philedelphia, Pa. APPOINTMENTS FOR OPELOUSAS CHARGE 1893.--Divine service will be held: Opelousas-let, 3d and 4th Sabbaths 11 o'clock a. m., and 7 p. m. Bellevue--2nd Sabbath 11 o'clock a. m.; 3d Sabbath 3:30 p. m. Prayer Meeting every Wednesday night at7. Sabbath School 10 o'clock every Sabbath. T. S. RANDLE, P; C. GooD OPPORTUNITY TO INVEST. Opelouasas, La., has need of a Good Hotel Buelding and a lIrge Livery Stable. I have the lots suitable, and will sell at reasonable price, and on long terms of credit. H. L. GARLAND, July 9 Opelousas. Why send off for your illuminating oils when you can have it delivered at a moment's notice, at the lowest rates by leaving your orders with Mason Mc Bride, of the Waters Pierce Oil Co., near the depot. FOR SALE CHEAP! CHEAP !-One thousand cords of wood at seven miles from Opelousas, on Courtableau. H. L. Garland. July 8 CoAL.-Pittsburg coal delivered any where within the corporation limits in any quantity by J. B. Sandoz. Drugs, medicines, chemicals, patent medicines, fine cigars, tooth brushes, combs, &c., at Bailey's drugstore. Remember that Shute's drug store is headquarters for everything in the drug ine. Blank books, pens, ink, paper and school supplies at Bailey's drugstore. Doctor:-- Subscribe for the N. 0 Medical and Surgical Journal. What's the Matter? In the W. C. T. U. column of last Sat tuday,s Clarion appeared a series of extraordinany statements, which looked very mtuch as if1 the anithor had been imbibing too, much of that egg-nog, which had beeni so highly recommend etl in ia vt'It ai lticl- in the Tenmper tanc col intii, wtII the rose water left outt and somnething stton ger substitut ed. But as ou neighbor the Demo crat has reviewed the article referred to we reproduce it here without further -ninen tn A writer in thle Clarion's temperance column says: It is saddening to think of the way in which some of our townspeople cele brated Christmas. The papers have many laughing comments to make on the way the boys " painted the town red," " whooped up things," etc. * * * Another thing which struck me with force was the attitude of the press in re gard to these sprees. The papers, one tand all, condoned them by jesting and making light of a very serious thing. Personal acquaintance with the editors makes us positive that not ona of them approves of drunkenness nor rioting, but it is clear evidence that it is the fashion to excuse a person for any act committed while under the influence of liquor. One who voluntarily gets drunk should be held as responsible for his acts as when sober. We sincerely hope our papers will think twice before again jesting about so serious a thing as the drunkenness of our boys. One had as well to wish them "God speed" on the road to destruction. While we agree itirthe main with the writer, we must demur at the sweeping charge made against the local press and express our astonishment and chagrin that the DEMOCRAT, at least, was not excepted from the indictment. We madef no comments whatever on the way tie boys are alleged to have "paint ed thn town red," &c., on the occasion referr'ed to; and we are at a loss to un derstand how ort why we should be charged with making "laughing com men, " and "jesting about so serioqt a thltg as the drunkenness of our boys," "condoning" these alleged serious breaches of good morals, and virtually encouraging our boys "on the road , to destruction." These are very seriQus charges, and should not have been lightly made. So much for the DEMO CRAT. We may add that an examination of the copies of the Courier issued since Christmas reveals the fact that that pa per also is innocent of the charges re ferred to. In the Clarion of Dec. 31st, however, we find several flippant al lusions to the way Christmas was cele brated by some in Opelousas, and these, as far as we can find, constitute the sole grounds for the above charges. The Courier and DEMOCRAT, as well as the Clarion, have placed their col umus at the service of the Temperance Union, and the ladies have frequently availed themselves of the kind proffer, and it therefore seems singularly un fortunate that the only one of the three papers at all amenable to these charges should have been selected as the vehi cle by which to make them; for, had either of the other papers been asked to publish them, their incorrectness would have-naturally been pointed out to the writer before they were put in type. While we cannot account for the strange mistake, we are quite sure that the wri ter did not intend to wrong us ; yet, as silence on our part might be miscon strued by those unacquainted with the facts, it seems best to make this ex planation. Death of Mrs. Logan. The many friends of Mrs. Virginia Logan, the beloved wife of Dr. Samuel Logan, although not surprised were pained to learn of the death of this es tinable lady which took place at7:30 o'clock yesterday morning at her resi deence, No. 241 Prytanla street. Mts. Logan, whose maiden name was Virginia King, was born in Opelousas, La, forty-eight years ago; she was mar ied to Dr. Logan in 1871, who to gether with seven children, four sons, and three daughters survive her. The deceased was a member of the Episcopal church and was always to be found among the workers of the church in all undertakings to relieve the sick andt destitute. Mrs. Logan was a loving and devoted wife,, a kind and affectionate mother, a true friend and her teptlh will be keen ly felt by not only her family and friends but by the poor of this city. N. 0 Delta, Jan. 9. The U. S. Circuit and District Courts, Judge Alex. Boarman presiding, began their regular session here on Monday, with the following officers at their posts: M. C. Eletner, district attorney; J. B. Beattie, clerk; J. Vigneaud, marshal; B. Blomnfield, deputy clerk; C. Mayo, acting deputy. The grand jury was im mediately empanneled, with B. F. Me ginley as foreman, and went actively to work. Monday and Tuesday were tak en up with the trial of civil cases and on Wednesday the trial by jury of crim inal cases was begun. There is a heav ier docket than usual and the court may sit a couple of weeks. On Thursday the following parties, accused of violation of the internal rev enue laws, were each fined $10 and the costs, viz.: J. H. Putnam, Mary E. Gill, Numa Ferrand, Nap. Alston, Y. Vidrine, N. Landry, M. Levy et ale., Dupuis Le blanc, J. O. Broussard, Broussard & Le blanc, and J. O. Mouton. B. T. Holmes, for violating the postal laws, was fined $1 and costs. Chas. S. Coleman, for robbing a post office, was sentenced to three years in a U. S. penitentiary. The grand jury adjourned on Thurs day. Thirty-six true bills were found, mostly for violations of the internal revenue laws. The following are the cases disposed of by the Court of Appeals at its session here which closed on Thursday morning: J. P. Russell vs. Courtablean River Mills, Ltd., W. S. Frazee, Intervenor. Judgment affirmed with costs. Rehear ing granted and case continued. J. Meyers & Co. vs. Parish of Acadia. Joudgment affirmed with costs. Chas. M. Bradder vs. Guillaume Pons son. Judgment affirmed with costs. Albert Guidry vs. - Babineau. Judg ment reversed and case remanded. Valcour Primean vs. E. W. Lyons, Sheriff et ale. Judgment affirmed with costs. H. W. Anding vs. Mrs. Corine Dupuis and Husband. Judgment reversed. Mary E, Morgan vs. C. B. Andrus et al. Judgment affirmed. Rehearing re ifuaed. Louisiana Land Cases. Special to The Times Democrat. Washington, Jan. 6.-Assistant Sec retary Chandler, of the Interior De partment, to day rendered decisions in the cases of the New Orleans Pacific Railway Company against Joseph L. Peirodin, Daniel H. Willis, Jeremiah Smith, and Amos Gibson. The first two cases involve tracts of land in the New Orleans land district, and the last two in the Natchitoclhes land district. the Assistant Secretary holds that these cases come within the terms of the agreement filed by the railroad com pany, withdrawing its appeal in all cases when the adverse claimants were found by the commissioner of the Gen eral Land Office to have been actual settlers upon the land at the date of the definite location of the road. This action confirms the titles of the set tiers. Washington, Jan. 10.-Secretary No ble to-day, in thle several cases of Fran coisA. Donnot, Philip Fuselier, Fran cois F. Fontonot and Landry Fontenot against the New Orleans Pacific Rail way Company, denied the motions filed by the parties named for a review of the department decisions of July, 1892, rejecting their applications to enter certain lands in the New Orleans dis trict and allowing the indemnity selec tion therefor made by the railroad com pany to remain intact. In the case of the New Orleans Pacfic Railway Company against Thos. Le moine, Jas. H. Boseman, Jos. Chap man Jr., Jos. Craig, Eloi Simon and Da monville Savoi, homestead claimants, involving lands in the New Orleans and Natchitoches districts, decisions were to-day rendered holding in favor of the homestead claimants. Correspondence. Chataignier. La., Jan'y 10, 1893. Editor COURIER: Last Sunday the boll recently re ceived for our church by Father Clarke our energetic and courteous young par ish priest, was consecrated with great solemnity. The ceremony was per formed by Father Dubourg of Opelou sas, assisted by Father Frain of Grand Coteau who preached a very highly appreciated and instructive sermon. The bell was most. splendidly and ar tistically dressed with its infantile iobes and garlands of flowers, this was performed by Mrs. Dorville Lafleur and Mrs. Bartholomew Lafleur, two of our most intelligent and indefatigu able ladies in the cause of morality and religion. Our esteemed fellow-citizen Fremont Manuel and Mrs. David Cour ville were the sponsors. During high mass the choir sang most enchantingly, lead by Mrs. Dor ville Lafleur assisted by her charming sister, Miss Lillie Hardy, and other nladies whose names we have not learn ed, whilst her other sister, Mrs. Joe Ar eoin played the organ. The spacious church was filled from tile altar to the door, scarcely standing room could be had. The ceremony concluded by the benediction of the blessed sacrament by Father Frain. P. n. M. R. Carow, a Jewish merchant resid ing in Baton Rouge, committed suicide last week by shooting himself in the mouth with a revolver. .. .. ..l. 4i--~ The Edna Rice Mill at Mermentan has warehouse room for 200,000 sacks. DIED s COLLINS-At the residence of his father, John M. Collins, near Opelousas, Jan. 9, 1893, Frank Collins, aged 27 years. JUDICIAL NOTICES CONSTABLE'S SALE. J. L. Bourque vs. Jules Sybille. 15th Justice's Court, Parish of St. Landry. By virtue of a writ of fl. fa. to me di. rected by the Hon. A. W. D6jean, Justice of the Peace, 15th ward in and for the parish o0 St. Landry, I will proceed to sell at public auction to the last and highest bidder, on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18th, 1893, at 12 o'clock m. on the premises at Plaquemine Point, the following described property, to wit: One oacre of land with all thie buildings and improvements thereon, situated at Plaque mine Point, bounded north by Ldandre Boar ue, south by Louis OGuidry, east by Mrs. Joe Richard and west by Ldandre Bourque. Terme-Casheb. JOSEPH BOURQUE, Jr., Jan. 14. 1893. Deputy Sherif OTICE. OF ADMINISTRATION. Probate Court, Parish of St. Landry, No. 521. BeSTATE OF AZELIN SAVOIE. Whereas, Rosa Guidry, of the parish ol St. Landry, has applied by her petition to be appointed administratrix of the estate o1 Azelin Savoie deceased, late of the par ish of St. Landry; Therefore, any person intending to makse opposition to said appointment will file the same in writing, in my oftcloe, in the town ol Opelousas, within ten days from the present notice. C. M. THOMPSON, Jan. 14, 1893. Clerk. PUBLIC SALE. Probate Court, Parish of St. Landry, No. 5155 ESTATE OF MARIE LOUISE FONTENOT AND PHInOON GUILLORY. 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 undersigned tutor or by any duly qualifled auctioneer, at the last resi dence of the tutor in Prairie Mamou, in the parish of St. Landry, on SATURDA Y, the 21st day of January, 1893, the following des. cribed property, belonging to the estate of Marie Louise Foutenot and Philonmon Guillo ry, deceased, late of the parish of St. Lan dry, to-wit : One horse ; one lot of hogs ; one back; a lot of farming implements; a lot of sheep; one cow and calf; one corn mill; one loom; one ox ; about 25 barrels corn ; a lot of bed ding and household furniture; saddle; cook ing utensils, and many other articles ton nu merous to enumerate. Term and Conditions-All adjudications of two dollars and fifty cents and under, cash; all adjudications over two dollars and fifty cents, ona credit of twelve months, purcha sers to furnish notes with one good and sol vent security to tutor, said notes to bear eight per cent interest from date of sale. and ten per cent attorney's fees in case of suit to enforce payment. WIUIA, U. FoITrlor, Jan. 7, 1893. Tetor. JUDICIAL NOTICES. pUBLIC SALE. Probate Court, Parish of St. Landry, No. 5202. ESTATE OF UNITY CAMPBELL. By virtue of an order of the Honorable the D)istrict Court in and for the parish of Saint Laudry, there will be sold at publio auction, to the last and highest bidder, by the under signed administrator or aduly qualified aueo tioneer, at the last residence of deceased on Bayou Ba.n', in the parish of St. Landry, on Wednesday, January 18, 1893, the following described property, to-wit : A certain plantation, being the last resi dence of the deceased, situated on the Bayou B.ouf, in the parish of St. Landry, about 92 miles from the town of Opelousas, on the left ascending bank of said Bayou, having five arpents front on-said Bayou by a depth of forty arpents, bounded on the front by said Bayou, in the rear by Bayou Cooodrie or swamp lands, on tho other side by lands of Philip Jacobs, and on the upper side by prop erty of Laura Stagg, wife of Louis Stagg, to gether with all the buildings and improve ments thereon, saving and excepting a lot of ground measuring about half an acre used as a burial ground on the above described plan tation. Several head of horned cattle; one lot of household furniture. Terms and Conditions-The movable prop erty will be sold for cash; the immovable one-fourth cash, and the balance pay able in one, two and three years from the day of sale, purchasers to furnish notes therefor to the order of the administrator, with good personal security to-.the satisfac tion of the administrator, bearing eight per cent yearly interest from date until paid, and containing a stipulation for ten per cent. at torneys' fees in case of suit to enforce pay ment, and said notes to be further secured by special mortgage and vendor's privilege, to be granted and reserved, on -4e property sold, to secure payment of the credit por tions of purchase price, until full and final payment thereof. WALTER S. SANDIFER, Adm'r. Dec. 17, 1892. PURLIC SALE. Probate Court, Parish of St. Landry, No. 5201. ESTATE OF ADOLPHE GUIDRY, Dec'd. 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 administratrix or a duly qualified auo tioneer, at the last residence of deceased in Coulde Croche, St. Landry parish, La., on Wednesday, January 18th, 1893, the following described property, belonging to the estate of Adolphe Guidry, deceased, late of the parish of St. Landry, to-wit : Fifty arpents of land situated in Coulde Croche, together with the buildings and im provementsthereon, bounded north by Dr. Boagni, east by Valery Guidry, south by W. C. Miller and west by L. Domiogean. Four creole horses; about seventy-five bar rels of corn; household furnitnre; two cows and calves and a few head of hogs. Terms-cash. ELMIRE GUIDRY, Adm'x. Dec. 17, 1892. PUBLIC SALE. Probate Court, Parish of St. Landry. No. 175. ESTATE OF LOUIS FONTENOT, SR. By virtue of an order of the Honorable the Probate Court in and for the pariah of Saint Landry, there will be sold at publio auction, to the last and highest bidder, for cash, by Lucius G. Dupr6, a duly quali fied auctioneer, at the Courthouse, in the town of Opelousas, in the parish of St. Landry, La., on Saturday, January 98, 1893, at 11 o'clock A. M., the following described property belonging to the estate of Louis Fontenot, Sr., deceased, to-wit : The undivided one-half of section twenty four, towship seven, south of range two west- situated in Acadia Parish, La. Terms-Cash. LUCIUS 0. DUPRE, SDec. 24, 1892. Auctioneer. JUDGMENT ......E...... JUDGMENT District Court, Parish of St. Landry No. 15004 Charlotte Quirk, Wife, vs. Olibe Fontenot, Husband. This ;s a suit by plaintiff for a separation of property from her husband, on the ground of embarrassment in her affairs; further al leging that .ir several years past her hus hand has not contributed anything to her support or that of her children, and that she is able to make a living for herselfand children, out of the earnings of her separate industry, if she is enabled to preserve said earnings from being absorbed by the debts of the hus band, and for this purpose she prays for a separation of property from her said hus band. She further prays for a monied judg ment against her husband. The plaintiff took, and had entered up, a preliminary de fault in the case, and no motion having been made within the legal delays to set the same aside nor answer filed, and in due course said preliminary judgment by default having boon duly confirmed and made final by com petent proof administered, of the correct ness of plaintiff's claims and demands. Ac eordingly, and because the law and the evi dence are in favor of plaintiff and against de fendant, it is ordered, adjudged and decreed that plaintiff be and is hereby separated in property from her husband, Olibe Fontenot, the community of acquets and gains hereto fore existing between them is hereby dis solved, and the plaintiff is authorized to ad minister and control her separate property and affairs, free from any interposition or control on thl part of her said husband. It is further ordered that plaintiff do have judgment against her said husband and re cover of him the full sum of One Hundred and Fifty Dollars, with legal interest from judicial demands, and that defendant pay the costs of this suit to be taxed. Done, read and signed in Open Court this 23d day of Dec. A. D. 1892. W. C. PERRAULT, Filed Dec. 23, 1892; Judge. H. E. ERTORGE, D'y Clerk A true coy. H. E. ESTOoRG, D'y Clerk. Dec. 31, 1892, Im 1MIEETING OF CREDITORS. Leopold Goudehaux) No.15133. os. , 11th District Court, His Creditors. Parish of St. Landry, La By Virtue of an order of the Hon. W. C. Perrault, of date, Dec. 8th, 1892, granted itn the above numbered and entitled suit, on the application made by Leoplod Goudohaux, for a respite of one, two and three years, a meet ing of the creditors of said Leopold Good chaux is called to deliberate and decide on the application for said respite-said meeting to take place at the office of LuciusG. Dupr6, Notary Public, in the town of Opelousas, on Tuesday, January 17th, 1893, at 10 o'clock a. m., and continuing from day to day, until completed. LUCIUS G. DUPRI, Notary Public. Dec. 10, 1892. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION. Probate Court, Parish of 8t. Landry, No. - EsTATE OF Jos.na DANILac deo'd. Whereas, Marie 'Hollier, wife of Wil liam C. Suter, of the parish of St. Landry, has applied by her peti tion to be appointed administratrix of the estate of Joseph Daniels, deo'd, late of St. Landry parish; Therefore, any person intending to make opposition to said appointment will file the same in writing, in my otice, in the town of Opelonsas, within ten das from the present Janoice. 1 . THOMPON, Jan. 7, 1893. Clek.