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M. I ). KAVANAGH, Editor. TERMS FOR SUBSCRIPTION. Ose Dollar and Fiftv Cents a year, in atl vance. The year can be begun at any time, as] flfty-t.wo imm liei's of the paper make a year's j subscription. AGENTS OF THE DEMOCRAT: D. P. Saizan Barre's Bandm« j Cant. Sam. Haas Bayou Chicot J J. J. Iliclcs Ville Plate Eeorwld Godchaux Big '-an Abraham Richard Churchvill Dr. J. F. Bester Ileuvy Woodwolth Mentor A minis Foreman & Duson Andrew Henry — T. Clincher« Jos Fabaeher J. D. Bernard E. C. Kowr B.S.Gay M. J. Rosteet Lake Charles . —.— ôr.iild Coteau !!V. I . 1 . H '' IU '"!jMenn("''i') I>rl V r |" ,, :; lm : !i'V, j . .-'-'ï *«»!tpoviiic- ! Arnaud' lie Rayon i ;,-uf | The gentlemen above named are our hü and as .sueh requested to solicit subscript») M. D. KAVANAGII, Edit OP EM)l, 'SAH. SATURDAY, AI «! ST 17, 1HÏ8. I Democratic-Conservati\-e Ticket. For State Treasurer : E. A. BURKE. For the State Senate : T. S. FONTEXOT. For Sheriff : C. C. DUSON. The Rev. E. Cater will preach in the Masonic Hall, at this place, next Sunday at 11 o'clock a. m . and 4 o'clock i\ m. This paper is not exactly afflicted with the yellow fever this week, but it is yellow from a bad case of quarantine it seems impossible to get our paper from the quarantine station. Now we know that Republics are un grateful. Any shortcomings in our col umns for the next six months, will have to be charged to the Washington Board of Health. Congressman J. H. Acklen of St. Mary and Ferreol Perrodin of this parish left last Thursday together, for a trip to Niagara Falls. We trust they will be strong eno ugh not to fall on the way. lu the congressional convention for the sixth District, E. W. Robertson, the present incumbent, was re-nominated on the 4th ballot over his competitors K. A. Cross of East Feliciana and Willis Prescott of St. Landry. In strong contrast with our treatment at Baton Rouge, we must mention the splendid fare and accommodons fur nished by the Washington, Opelousas and New Orleans transportation com pany's steamers Fanchon and Bertha; captains Broad, Kenison and Trousdale, although they have no opposition, have adopted the proper plan to keep out any ; by charging reasonable rates of freight and passage, and furnishing first class accommodation to the traveling community. So long as they continue to pursue this plan, they need fear no oppositioji. For the information of the tax payers of 8t. Landry, we will call attention to the fact that the tax collector is now preparing to serve notices on all tax payers, who owe taxes on peisonal property, and as in many cases the cost is far more than the tax, it would be well for the public to take due notice. Unfortunately there are so many people in our parish who do not take a news paper, they do not nor will they know thi« fact until the notice is at their door and cost has already accrued on the delinquent. Merchants and parties in formed, should give notice to their neighbors, so this cost may be avoided. Times are hard enough and taxes high enough without this extra tax, which falls par ticularly on the poorest people. Washington still keeps up a rigid quarantinë against New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Barry's Landing, Churehville, Bayou Waxia, Bayou Bœuf, Jim Morris' ;and all other infected places. Quite a commotion was created in town last Friday, by some one circulating the report that the editors of this paper and the Washington News had flanked ithe guards and were actually seen sit ting ou their office gallery oil J)ejean street, with 100 lbs of yellow jack in their clothes. î immediately the alarm was sounded, aud your poor editors were hunted down beyond the town limits, and notified that although not excluded by the regulations adopted by the Board Health, they would create great un easiness by their presence within the corporate limits. Editors being pro verbially polite and " accommodating they readily agreed to the request, and now they are both excluded from their sanctums for we kuow not how long. It is a great thiug to be a représenta tive of t he people. Our Candidate for State Treas ure ».—-The nomination of Major Burke «of Orleans, for State Treasurer we con sider a very happy selection. Of ail the aspirants for that position before the convention, beeertainly presented the strongest claims, coming from the city of New Orleans, backed up by 120 dele gates, representing every element, from the horny handed son of toil to the very elite of tite Creole population of the crescent city. His nomination, more than that of any one else, is calculated to, harmonize aud cement together all the distracted elements of the party in New Orleans. It is a well known fact, the State of Louisiana, outside of New Orleans, is Republican by several thoa .saod ; it therefore requires a majority •of ifceu or twelve thousand in the city to 'carry -the State for the Democracy. To day the $«rty is divided into several factions: the native Americans, the workiugmen, the nationals, the social ists, and the straightout Democrats. It requires a master hand to u;;ld all 'these ctaiflictiDg elements into oca strong, compact body and by common consent no man in the State is more capable of performing this task than Mqjor Burke. Major Moncure is a very elegant gentleman, and a true party man, but lie labors under the disadvan tage of hailing from a Republican par ish. If the active workers in the party are to be rewarded .(and we believe they should) then the convention has made a wise selection, for no man in the State has done more for his people than E. A. Burke. We predict that St. Landry will roll up a majoriry of 4000 votes for him ou the 5th of November nest. 0É % 3 A VOLUME 1. OPELOUSAS, LA., SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1878. NUMBER 30. Tile Democratic convention which as bled at Baton Rouge, I'ully repre sented the party, 415 delegates being j jiie.seiit out of a total of 421 elected— ! the palish of St. Charles, Vernon and , . . „ntitii.il tn iiv mir.« «-«ru | « ashmgton, entitled to six votes, were not represented. Messrs. J. C. Moncure of Caddo, Hobt. Richardson of Ouachita, and E. A. Burke of Orleans were put 1.„1. ! in nomination lots, an attempt was made to drop Mr. Richardson, the lowest candidate, this I movement, was strenuously opposed by i ,1 XT , t •• i w . I all North Louisiana, and defeated ! through the combined efforts of the friends of Messrs. Moncure and Rich ardson. Up to this time, the majority of the St. Landry delegation had been supporting . Moncure. Perceiving the impossibility of a choice, so long as those three candidates remained in the field, Gov. Wickliffe of West Feliciana nomi nated Dr. J. A. Taylor. On the 57th ballot, the vote stood, Moncure 154, Burke 145, Richardson 71, Taylor 41. Rumors of a dark horse were now cir culated, and at midnight Tuesday the friends of Moncure and Richardson forced an adjournment until 9 o'clock a. m . Wednesday. A plan was now formed by the Moncure and Richardson men to appoint a conference committee composed of three delegates to bo se lected by each of the three highest can didates (dropping Dr. Taylor,) who re ported thefollowing mode of adjustment, which was adopted by the convention : That three informal ballots be held, and the candidate who received the lowest aggregate vote, be dropped, when a last, and final ballot should take place between the two remaining competitors. The first ballot between Burke and Richardson resulted as follows: Burke 223, Richardson 202. The second ballot between Moncure and Burke stood, Moncure 209, Burke 200. The last in formal ballot was between Richardson and Moncure, Richardson 246, Moncure 109. Result of the informal ballots, Richardson 448, Burke 429, Moncure 378. Moncure was accordingly dropped ud a last and fiual formal ballot took place between Richardson and Burke with the result: Richardson 147, Burke 265. Grant parish 3 votes blank. On this final ballot St. Landry cast her nineteen v otes for Major Burke . If Baton Rougets really desirous of becoming the State Capitol, her people. have certainly gone the wrong way about it. Arriving at the Red Stick, the St. Landry delegation were waited on by about 150 men and small boys, mostly colored, each of whom insisted upon us going to some particular hotel or boarding house, and all appearing to have an especial regard for our bag gage ; by the skilfull use of umbrellas and walking canes, we managed to es cape from the crowd of runners and gained shelter under the roof of the boardiug house. The fare and accom modation were about the worst that could possibly be desired ; the rate of board ranging from $2.50 te $3.00 per day, according to the elasticity of con science of the host. Oh ! how we wished for one square meal at Austin Lacomb's. If the people want the State Capitol removed to a country town, better bring it to Opelousas where strangers will be well served at living prices. No Baton Rouge in ours. Owing to the yellow fever scare, only four of nineteen delegates from this parish, Messrs. Taylor, Prescott, Perro din and Kavanagh, attended the Baton Rouge convention. The parish was however fully represented, each dele gate being armed with proxies. 'JTlie Bee on the Doings at Baton Rouge. —-* [City ïtein.^ The Bee of this morning. ia its edito rial on the conventional manifesto, speaks strongly in favor of the amend ments without having recourse to aeon • ßtitutional convention. It expresses sur prise that the Baton Rotige convention passed ovep in silence the question of attracting emigration by a modification of taxation; and the ^constitutional amendments proposed to the people by the last Legislature, and other matter. Want of explicitnes8 the Bee considers the chief matter for dissatisfaction with the manifesto ; aud observes that the Convention jnight have given a little energetic expreasjçn of its feeling in regard to the principal reforms we now feel more in need of than ever before : The satisfied (says the Bee) may re ply that a nominating convention is not a Legislature. This is true ; but when the Legislature shall be assembled it may also retort that the legislative as sembly is not à convention. And what will the convention answer syhen reas sembled? It will follow the maxim of the Baton Rouge manifesto, and reply that the interest and dignity of the State are opposed to the reforms de manded, and tlwit.no further aiow can be/made in tbBfcdjfectiou. * * * We do not perceive how State taies can be diminished with such a platform\ inas much as the. clause concerning econo my is rendered null by the condition accompanying it. * « * * Was the Baton Roage Convention fearful that the adoption of these amendments would render impossible the convocation of a constitutional con vention ? That would riofr profit iis any better: for if, with the vote for the amendments; the «all for a constitution 'ai convention becomes unnecessary, why have recourse at all to that measure 1 The election for a convention and the ! conventional session it sel f , ' w h i c h will last, Lord knows how long, will notcost less than $500,000. Now that is a poor advancement toward reform. Whence can tlie State, with her great debt on her hands, procure that sum Î and then again, will the convédt^on do any better than the Legislature did Ï That earn of $500,OC0 might perhaps be expëridèd without compensation, As for the question of oligopolies the Baton Rouge Convention paid no more attention to it than it gave to the mattet of the constitutional amendments. We strongly approve its silence in re gard to the question of the great consti tutional convention, It confided the so lution thereof tp ttye nest Legislature, while recommending a çonventjbn as soon as possible. This simply 'ttjeaos that the Legislature will do as it pleases iu that regard. j Proceeding« of the Police Jury, I Opelousas , August. 13tli, 1873. The Police Jury met pursuant to a I tjie President. Present: Ii. II. I e '• President ; A. Gtiidrv, L). P. | Saizan, G. T. Hawkins, E. Dul.uisson, S. Haas, F. Savoy and B. E. Clark! I The President announced that he had rolled this special meeting of the Police ! J nry lor the purpose of ca! attention to certain grave omissions in the late quarantine ordinance, and for a revision of the same. having been read by section, was uni mously adopted : AN ORDINANCE To provide for the quarantine of the parish of St. Landry against the in troduction of yellow fever and other infectious diseases, aud to create quar antine officers, defining their duties and powers, and to constitute a Board of Health for St. Landry parish, and to declare how violations of this or dinoncb, and of regulations made in virtue thereof, shall be punished : Section 1. Be it ordained by the, Police Jury of St. Landry, That no person, nurses and physicians excepted, coming from any place infected with yellow fever, cholera, small pox or other infectious diseases shall be allowed to enter or to remain within the limits of the said parish, or within limits of such quarantine stations as may be estab lished, until ten days shall have elapsed since said person had left such infected ,. ,, ,, . , i ■ motion ot Mr. Guidry, the follow- | I mg ordinance was submitted, and aft ■ - • • ' : place. And any person who shall vio late or attempt to violate the provisions of this section shall be fined t he sum of fifty dollars recoverable before any justice of the peace, one-half for the informer, and one-half for the parish. Sec. 2. Be it further ordained by the Police Jury of St. Landry, That no dry goods, baggage, coffee, "merchandise or any other object which may be des ignated by the Board of Health of the parish of St. Landry, coming from any place, infected as aforesaid, shall be brought within the limits of the parish of St. Landry, or beyond the limits of such quarantine stations as may b* es tablished, until they shall have been ventilated and disinfected continuously for ten consecutive days by such persons and at such places as may be designated by the officers of this parish created by tlys ordinance, except mess pork, mess beef, flour, meal grits, rice, liquors in barrels or demijohns, lard iu tierces or kegs, coal oil, turpentine, oils in barrels or cans, all canned goods to be opened and the packing destroyed, all liquors and medjciue8 in glass to be opened and the packing destroyed, all machinery, waggons, ploughs and farming imple ments, hardware not packed in boxes, salt in sacks and lime shall be al lowed to pass after being inspected and a cerficate to that effect, given by the officer in charge of the quaran tine stations. And if the provisions of this section are violated or attempted to be violated, the said dry goods, bag gage, coffee, merchandise or other ob jects designated by the Board of Health, shall be seized by the officers of this parish, carried to the places designated and placed in custody of persons charged with ventilating such ; aud after being ventilated, thev shall be sold for cash to the highest bidder, half of the pro ceeds to go to the person making the seizure and half to go to the parish treasury; moreover the person violating or attempting to violate the provisions of this section, shall be fined one hun dred dollars, and imprisoned ten days, half of the fine to go to the informer, and half to the parish treasury. Sec. 3. That if any town or place within the limits of this parish should become infected asaforesaid with yellow fever, or any other infectious disease; the provisions of sections one and two shall be in forced as far as practicable against persons, dry goods, baggage, merchandise or any other object desig nated by the Board of Health, coming from such town or place, local nurses, physicians aud ministers of the gospel in the discharge of their duties ex cepted. Sec . 4. The President ot the police Jury shall have power to determine and shall proclaim what city, town or place is infected as aforesaid, and to estab lish such quarantine stations, and to ap point such quarantine officers its he may think proper; and he shall have power to make contracts for rent of necessary buildings ,for pay of officers,"etc., until the next meeting of the Police Jury after his proclamation. And it is hereby made his duty to assemble the Police Jury within ten days after such pro clamation if pecessary. Sec, 5. That any person ai(}in£ and assisting any person in violating the provisions of sections one and two of this ordinance, shall be subject to "the same penalties as are provided against the principal, and the fines recovered from such person shall be disposed in the same manner as those imposed by said sections one and two. Sec. 6. That ho perçqt) who shall have . nt r died of yellow fever, or any other in fectious disease, outside of the limits of the parish of St. Landry, shall be interred within the limit 41 this parish, except under such regulations as mâj be established by the Board of Health. „ec.' f. That person who shall have died within tne limits Qf tlie parish from yellow fever or any other infections disease, shall be enveloped and buried as speedily as possible in the nearest burial ground, and shall not be subse quently disintered and removed, except under £iich regulations as may be es tablished by the Board of Health. And the honse in which such perSöü shall have died, shall at the expense of the, proprietor, be cleansed, fumigated and disinfected by such agents and in such manner as may be designated by the Boar4 of Health ; and the articles which such diseased person may have used, shall at bis expense also be cleansed and disinfected or buried. Sec . 8. That a Board of Health, com posed of fivepracticingphysicians, shall be annually appointed by the Police Jury at its first meetiug in January. That auch appointments shall be com municated witbjij ten days from first Police Jury meetiug injanuary, to each of the physicians so appointed, and published in the proceedings of the Police Jury. Sec . 9. The members "of the Board of Health shall meet on the first. Mon day. in February after their appoint ment, and will organize by appointing one of their own number President aud one Secretary, and any tlileè of îiiem will form a quorum. Sec. 10. They stiaill lreep a record of their procee4ing8, tQ.be trausniitted to their successors. Sec . U- The Board of Health shall have power to 4o all tilings necessary to carry out the provisions of this or dinance, and to establish regulations as may seem to them proper to the safety of the public health. Sec . 12. In case of any epidemic of yellow fever, or any other infectious disease, within any town or place of this parish, they shall provide at the expense of the parish, medical atten dance, medicines, nourishment and nurses for all indigent persons afflicted with such diseases, and in ease of death of such, shall provide tor their burial. S ec . 13. The mem tiers of the Board of Health, shall as often as possible visit the quarantine stations, to desig nate what objects aie susceptible of transporting infection ; where and how they can be disinfected ; they shall regu late how and when dead bodies can be iirought into the pari.fli for interment, and how and when such can be disin tered and reintered ; how and when houses can be cleansed, fumigated aud | disinfected. disinfected Sec . 14. The Board of Health will correspond in times of epidemic with all the practicing physicians of the parish, to be informed of the sick under their charge, aud of the diseases with which the said sick are afflicted. And the said Board shall also communicate with the State Board of Health to be informed of the nature of epidemics ex isting, the best means of prevention and the best treatment. Sec . 15. The members of the Board of Health shall have the right to pass free, over all toll roads aud bridges when on duty. Sec. 10. Whenever goods, baggage, merchandise or such other objects as may be designated as susceptible of trans mitting infection, has been ventilated and disinfected as may be prescribed, it shall be the duty of the officer who has so ventilated and disinfected them, to deliver a certificate that they have been so disinfected and ventilated, spe cifying each buudle, box, barrel, etc., and its mark to the person receiving delivery thereof, and said officer shall transmit a duplicate of such certificate every day, or as soon as practicable, to the President of the Police Jury. Sec . 17. To defray the expenses of this ventilation and disinfection of goods, merchandise, etc., etc., there shall be a charge of ten per cent for groceries aud twenty per cent for other things, added to the freight bills thereof, aud for baggage which does not pay freight, there shall be a charge of twenty-five cents for all packages, car pet sacks and valises, and fifty cents for each trunk Séc . 18. This ordinance shall have effect from and after its passage, and all other ordinances upon the subject of quarantine are repealed. On motion of Mr. Dubuisson, Resolv ed, that Dr. R. H. Littell, Dr. J. L. Estorge, Dr. L. Hadden, Dr. T. A. Cooke and Dr. J. (J. Campbell, be and are hereby appointed a Board of Health for the. parish of St. Landry, with full powers to carry out the provisions of the quarantine ordinance this da.y passed. On motion of Mr. Guidry, Resolved, that the compensation allowed persons employed on quarantine stations shall be as follows : ou stations where a clerk has to be employed, the clerk to be paid not more than sixty dollars per month, and the guards not more than forty-five dollars per month and laborers not more than thirry dollais per month. On motion of Mr. Hawkins, Resolved, that all monies collected at the quar antine stations be used by the President of the Police Jury to defray the ex penses of the stations, so far as it goes. On motion the Police Jury adjourned until Mondav the 9th day of September, 1878. R. II. LITTELL, President. Attest: C. M ayo , Clerk. Proceeding* of tbe Eioaril of Police ol the Town ol OpcIouNti«. Tlie Board of Police or the town of Op lou sas met pursuant to the call of the President. Present : Dr. James Ray, President, and Messrs. ivi 1er, Reil, Donato. Lastrapes and Lct'ebvre. Whereas, it has been recommended by the Board of Health of the town of Opelousas, ap pointed by resolution of the Board of Police of said town that further precautionary measures be taken for the protection of said town against the invasion of yellow fever; therefore s lotion 1. Be it ordained. That green coffee be aud is hereby entirely excluded from the corporate limits of said town until the Board of Police may see fit to rescind the said ordi nance. Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, That, any per son or persons who may have had the yellow fever in the parish of St. Landry or elsewhere and have convalesced from the same, shall not be permitted to enter the town of Opelousas until fifteen days shall have elapsed from their full convalesence, as may be ascertained from their attending physician, and furthermore that such persons are not allowed to bring within the corporate limits of said town, any bedding, clothing or wearing apparel, which may have been used during the time they were affected by such disease or which may have been in their apartments, before they shad have been thoroughly disinfected, cleansed and aired during 10 days. Sec. 3. Be it further ordained. That no pro visions, dry goods or merchandise of any kind shall be admitted within the corporate limits of this town before being opened and ventilated during the space of ten days, except flour, pork, lard, whiskey and liquors, corn meal, grits, brown sugar, coal oil, turpentine, lard, oil, ice parched coffee and all canned goods, drugs and hardware not packed in straw, saw-dust, &c. Be it further resolved, That any person or pe£so4s violating any section of tl}i/j ordinance shall be subject to a tine of S100 in the discre tion of the court. Sec. 4. Be it further ordaiued that all ordi nances or parts of ordinances contrary to or in conflict with this ordinance be and the same are hereby repealed and that this ordinance take effect from and after its passage. .TAMES RAY, President. E. P. V eazik , Acting Clerk. NEW Registrar's Notice OF APPOINTMENTS. The undersigned will hold his office for the purpose of registering voters, at the following places from 8 o'clock in the morning until 5 in the evening : Opelousas at Courthouse Sept. 2, 3, 4, 5. 6, 7. Mallet at Jos. Sullice's Sept. 9th. Prud'homme City at T. C. Chachere's Sept. 10th. Point-aux-Lonps at Cart's Sept. 12th. Faqnetaique at Zenon Huber's Sept. 13th. Faquetaique at F. Duplechin's Sept. 14th. Chataigner at D. P, Lafleur's Sept. 16th. Ville Plate at Yves Vidiine's Sept. 17th. Mammoth at Aurelien Guillory's Stipt. 18th. Pine Prarie at Charles Johnson's Sept. 19th. Pine Woods at Blackshear's Mill Sept. 20th. Bayou Chicot at Sam'l Haas' Sept. 21st, Upper Bayou Bœuf at Louis Stagg's Sept. 23d. Big Cane at Hav ird & Simmon's Sept. 25th. Negro Foot at McHenry's Sept. 26th. Ateliafalaya at A. A. Richard's Sept. 28th. Waxia at School House Sept. sotli. Barry's Landing at D. P. * a izan's Oct. 1st. Washington at Town Hall Oct. 2d. Lower Bayou Bieùf at School House Oct. 3d. Grand Prairie at Paul Stagg's Oct. 5th. Plaisance at Francois Dupre's Oct. 7th. Prairie Laurent at Martin's Oct. 8th. Leonville at Maboux's Oct. 9th. Grand Coteau at Dunbar's Oct. 10th. Coulee Croche at School IIotiBe Oct. 11th. Church Point at Jean Barrousse's Oct. 12th. Plaq. Brulee at Foreman <fe Duson's Oct. 14th. Queue Tortue at D. Bernard's Oct. 15th. Mermentau at J. Mires' Oct. 16th. Mermentau at Maignaud's Oct. 17th. The last two weeks previous to election at On«t"iisaa , rom 7 A . tf t() j p M > aIK [ f roin 2 V- m ., to 6 p. m ., being October 18th, 19th, 21st, 22d, 23d, 24th, 25th, 26th, 28th, Mtll, 3ütli and 31st, Ayg. 17-121 ADOLP HE ST AGG, v ■Rftiriiati Registrar. S#» Charles College, GBA3TD OOTEAtT, ST. LANDRY LA. This well known College, conducted by the Fathers of the Society of Jesus, will open the next session on October 3d, 1878. Entrance fees (first year) £ 10 00 Board, tuition, washing - 200 00 Medical fees 10 00 Bed and bedding 10 00 For information apply to R. OLLIVIER, S. Y., President. Aaguat 17-7t Democratic Parish Executive Coiumil lee. By virtue of the authority in inn veste«} by the Démocratie Parish Convention of ^t. Baa dry, aiwetallied in Opelousas on the 27th o: Inly, .S7S, 1 hereby appoint the following gen t Jemen as members of the Deuioernti« fansii Execume Oeinmiltee of Ht. I andry to-wit: Win. ('. Gordon, Will. A. Robertson, Antoine Carte, Dorsin P. Batk iir, Ernes î Mnnow, Isaac F. Bitteli, Hypi iiie A. Guidry, Andre Mallet. Samuel Haas. Thomas II. Lewis, Mentor Audrus, Ozeme Fontenot, Adolphe Lastrapes. HENRY B. GARBANI». This committee is requested to meet at Ope lousas at 11 o'clock a. m ., on Saturday 24th of August to organize. Jl 'DICIAIi ADV^KTlSUinCNTfS. BIFF'S 8AI.E. PARISH COURT, PARISH OF ST. LANDRY, No. 19H8. LOUISIANA HOLLIER VS. FELICIA LE SAS8IER, WIFE ET AL. By virtue ot a writ of üeri facias issued out of the honorable Parish Court, in and for the 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 Courthouse of said parish, in the town of Ope lousas, on SATURDAY, the 21stday of Septem ber 1878, at xi o'clock a. m ., the following des cribed property, to-wit : Six arpents "of land together with all the buildings and improvements thfereon, bounded north by public road, oast by Lastie Nezat, west by pu blic road and south by Mrs. Valéry Roy, widow; one grey horse, one buggy and harness, one. brindled cow branded H with a spotted calf, one red cow with spotted calf same brand. Terms—Cash. C. C. DUSON, aug 17 Sheriff of the Parish of St. Landry. ^HEKIFF'S MALE. DISTRICT COURT, PARISH OF ST. LANDRY, No. 10102. MARIE JULIE DAIGLE, ADMRX. VS. JOHN G. BROOKS ET ALS. By virtue of a writ of fieri facias issued out of the honorable District Court, in and for the 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 Courthouse of said parish, in the town of Ope lousas, on SATURDAY, the 21st day of Septem ber, 1878, at 11 o'clock a. m., the following des cribed property, to-wit: A certain tract or parcel of land situated in the parish or St. Landry, aud lying on the west bank of the west fork of the Bayou Plaquemine Bruice, bounded on the south by said Bayou, on the north aud eastby land of widow Stanton, on the west by the domain, containing six hun dred aud forty superficial acres. C. ('. DUSON, Terms—Cash. aug 17 Sheriff of the Parish of St. Landry. yOTKK OF A Dill i:\8MTHAT10.V PROBATE COURT.PARISH OFST. LANDRY. No. 4030. ESTATE OF NAPOLEON LOUIS PITRE. Whereas, Louise Joseph Pitr.' of the par ish of St. Landry has applied by her peti tion to be appointed administrators of the estate of Napoleon Louis Pitre, deceased late of the parish of St. Landry. Therefore, any person intending to make op position to said appointment, will tiie the same in writing in my oftice, in the town oi Opelousas, within ten davs from the present notice. "JAMES O. CHACHERE, Clerk. aug 17-hlg ^IIHKIFF'S SAf.E. PARISH COURT, PARISH OF ST. LANDRY. Nos. 1S39 and 1898. SAM'L E. RUNDLE. AGENT, VS. LOUIS DESMARAIS. By virtue of a writ of flerj facias issued out of the Parish Court, in and for the parish of St. Lun.by. in the above entitled suit, ami to me directed, 1 will proceed to sell at publie auc tion, io tlif higiiest bidder, at the Courthouse of said parish, in the town of Opelousas, on SATURDAY, the 7th day of September, 1878, at 11 o'clock a . M., thefollowing described property, to-wit : One, store-house now occupied by Etienne Veltin, together with (J) one quarter arpent of ground on which said store is situated fronting on the public road, leading from Opelousas to Bellevue, bounded west by Jules- Chachere, south l|y Jules Chachere. and North by corpora tion lino of town of Opelousas. Terms—Cash. C. C. DUSON, aug 3 Sheriff of the Parish of St. Landry. |)( lil .lt SAI,E. PROBATE COURT, PARISH OF ST. LANDRY, No. . ESTATE QF LQUÎSA DEJEAN. By virtue qf an order of the honorable Pro bate Court, of the Parish of St. Landry, there will be sold at pnhlio auction, to tho highest bidder, by the undersigned administrators or by any duly qualified auctioneer, at the last resi dence of deceased, on Bayou Teche, in the par ish of St. Landry, on TUESDAY, September 10th, 1878, the following described property, belonging to the estate of Louisa Dejean, de ceased, to-wit : 1. A certain tract of land, (woodland,) situa ted on the north side of Bayou Teche, r St. Lan dry parish, in the neighborhood of Leo containing sixty-seven an " - • ~ bounded n of Aléxâii. east by lands of Napoleon Robin, west by lands of Jean Baptiste Le nielle. 2. Another tract of land with the buildings and improvements thereon, situated In the neighborhood of Leonville, St. Landry parish, and being situated on th6 west side ef Bayou Teche, measuring five arpents front by about thirty arpents in depth, containing about ßne. hundred and fifty arpents more or leas, and bounded north by Bayou Teche, lands of Celestm ^ivtoe^s, Iii* lands' of Alex andre Dejean, and west by Josoph Caray. 3. One-fourth interest in one pair of American mules, ono-fourth Interest in one oauo <•-... cow and calf. .«rt, one Terms—Oash, Marie dejean, ARTHUR SIMON, BENJAMIN DEJEAN. aug l0-5t Joinf Administrators. ^HERIFF.%8 SALE. DISTRICT COURT, PARISH OF ST. LANDRY, No. 10181. ULGER ROY VS. OELßSTINE PETAVIN ADMINISTRATRIX, ET AL. By virtue of a writ of fieri facias issued out of the honorable District Court, in for the 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 Courthouse of said parish, in the tovu of Ope lousas, on SATURDAY, the.3(1 day of September, 1878. at 11 o'clock a. m., the following described property, to-wit : All the right title and interest of defendant, being the one-fourth interest in and to the fol lowing described property belonging to the estate of Louisa Dejean, deceased, to-wit : 1st. A certain tractof land (woodland} situated on the noitli side of Bayou Teche, Si. Landry parish iu the nt,ighhQrl(0!«d Qf ville, con. taining si^ty-söveu and a fractional acre, bouuded north by Mrs. CastiUe and the heirs of Alexandre Castille, south by Bayou TeeU* by lands of Napoleon Robin aud „ j' 1 ]" of .Teau Bte. Lemelle. " * «anas 2d. Another tract o? land with tho hnii<iin<ra ShSifun th ~- situated 1 If the neignDotnood of Leonville, 8t. Landrv parish T"ehe e \neMuri^fl° n the West s ,le of Bayou •"S five arpents front by about turt} arpents in depth, containing about one nundred and fifty H roe or s mmv. nr i*,a« 1 bounded ftwth by it« more or leas and -.»■>., " „ y - hW »Teche, south by lands of Mathews, cast by land? of Alexan '"^vided one-fo'irth interest in a certain nurar plantation, situated in St. Landry * W'rt known as prairie Laurent, con Mining ten arpents front by a depth of eighty arp^nt-s more or fess, bounded north by Bavou iS' n r U l»y lands of Marks, east by Napo u? 1 i. ftf ?f aU T5?i 0la ' rfs Amau d and west by lands of Mrs. tyidow C. A. Gravenburg and lands described herein as No. 3. can^uleft 40 "" 11 " lt€re8t ia on ® P a 'r of Awwi 6th. One-fourth interest in one can& cart, r,rwh??r~ * R | > W oft a crtxiit oï twelve months, purchasers furnishing bond and security ac cording to law, and paying all costs and taxes m cash. C. C. DUSON, aug 10 Sheriff of the Parish ot St. Landry, .ii'iBf! ii, 11)vi:;*TI s i: ucvrs, pi Bl.lt saj .E. PROBATE COl*RT. PAR -t. i.andry. ESTATE Ol' FRANCOIS JACQUES. By virtueoi an order or the Honorable Probate Court of the pan sii of St. Lau.lrv, there will be soldat public auction to the highest bidder. by tlie undersigned ex illicit) auctioneer at the Courthouse in the town of Opelousas in the parish nf St. Landry, on SATURDAY. August 24th, 7S78. tlie following described property belonging to tlie estate of Francois Jacques, deceased, to-wit: 1st. A iract of woodland, one hundred and twelve and a half arpents, bounded north by Crocodile Swamp, east by Octave Dare, west by and south by Oscar Dardeau. 2d. A tract of prairie land containing fifty arpents with improvements thereon, bounded north by Marcel and Pierre Fontenot, east by Octave Dare, south by land formerly belonging to Adam Tate and west by Pierre Reed. Terms—Cash. C. C. DUSON, july 20-5t Sheriff and ex-offieio Auctioneer. ^OTICE OF AD.TIIIVISTRATIOIV. PROBATE COURT, PARISH OFST. BANDRY, No. 4n2i). ESTATE OF ALEXIS OLIVIER. Whereas, Anastasia Boutin of the parish of St. Landry, has applied by her petition to be appointed administratrix of the estate of Alexis Olivier, deceased, late of the parish of Sr. 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 Opelousas, within ten days from the present notice. JAMES O. CHACHEEE, Clerk. nug 10-hlg Taken itp By the undersigned at Plaquemine Brulee. one red beef (facsimile of brand at this otlice.) The owner can have the same by coming for ward, proving property and paying cost. LAFLEUR PIERRE AUGUSTE. August 17~4t J\*otice ! Members of the Board of' Health of the par ish St. Landry, are notified to meet at the Court house at Opelousas, on Monday, the 14th Au gust. 1878. R. H. LITTELL, aug lo-lt President of Police Jury. Take JYotice, That the Washington aud Opelousas Tele praph Company was dissolved by notorial act before A. P Williams, Esq., the telegraph line having been transferred to J. W. Davis, the business management of said line being now vested in Mr. John IT. Meehan. by full power ot attorney to him from J. W. Davis. _ , W. O. POSEY, President. Opelousas, July 22il, 1878. To all lehom it tnrty Concern! The public is hereby notified that I have, this day made, constituted and appointed John H. Meehan of New Iberia my agent, giving him.full power and authority to transact all business concerning the New Iberia, Opelousas and Washington telegraph line and that ail transactions whatsoever, all contracts to be, îuadeeoiicerningtiiesaid line, must be contracted exclusively by my said agent, am! all claims a iiiiust said line to be presented to him for payment, ratifying all that ho mav do concern ing the said line. J. 'w. DAVIS. Opelousas. Auvnat Hd-tf Taken Up. By t'iG undersigned on Bjiyou Queue Tortile, one wiiitc Creole ti«>rse (facsimile ot brand can be seen at this uftirv.) nip ^Liut in tlie riitht hip, iHulcr-V.it in the left ear. Jus. SA H VE ii. Aairn.st ;i-4t Qu:u-antine ! ordinance to protect the town of opelousas ag v r vsr yellow fever. ■Whereas, it has boon ascertained by the Board of Health ot fl it town ni Opcousas, appointed by a resolution or the Board of Pnliee of sa d ■own, duly up'n»iiifed July 30th, 1878, that vVllow Fever exists in the city of New Orleans, and they having recommended the following measures for t he protection of said town ; there fore be it section 1. Resolved, by the Board of Police of the town of Opelousas, tiny, any person or persons, coming from the city of New Orleans or from any other District which may heretaf ter become infected with the said disease shall not be permitted to enter or remain within the corporate limits of the said town of Opelousas. until ten days shall have elapsed since they were in such Districts, and if any such person shall enter the said town, lie shall immediately be removed without the limits of the same, aud shall be subject moreover to a flno of twentv hve dollars. Sec , 2. That 110 dry goods, merchandise, coffee inclusive, or any other object supposed to con vey or communicate said disease, coming from the city ot New Orleans or from any uthor 111 fected District, shall be introduced or brought into the said town of Opelousas, and if any person or persona shall introduce any of the specified articles so denominated as aforesaid contraband of disease, the said dry goods, merchandise, coffee, or other objects communi cable of disease, so attempted to be introduced or so introduced, shall be seized as forfeited to the said Board of Police, and sold after ten days advertisement, to the highest bidder, the f proceeds thereof to be paid into the treasury ami the person or persons thus coiitrevening the provisions ot this section shall be subject moreover io a tine of fifty dollars, tq be recov ercd before any court of competent Jurisdiction. «te. 3. A hat no person or persons residing Within the limits ot tlie town of Opelousas going into an infected District, shall be per mitted to return into the said town within ten days from the time of exposure to said disease, ministers of the Gospel, physicians and nurses excepted : and any person contravening the provisions of this section shall be subject to a latfon thereof ^ every vlo oh^-^PSL w i'ei'sons having font?V mto conveyance,, who shall ftn >' P (!reon 6r persons infected « lï w llu vV t,ceu 1,1 a W District ivioiis -i », !.Fever, within ten days 1 l«viou» i Hlia u ^e subject to a tine of one liuu U1 a dollars for each iind every offense, and that any person or persons living within the , 1 tlieli houses, shall be subject to pay a like tine of oue hundred dollars, to bo recov ered before any court of competent jurisdiction aiid that It is hereby made the duty of the Town Constable, to inform immediately allper having charge of any public conveyance of the foi egpihg resolution. Sec . 5. That no person or persons, who shall have died of Yellow Fever outside of the limits T^tlOr; tl.o V h U ,r,Oo ^ I Ä° USa8 ' shaU iie interred T-» itnin the limits of this corporation G - That in the event of any death from L la thi8 tow ". the, body shall he enveloped anil buried as speedily as possible, and the apartments lu whièdi the »ml °,f c1 ?, rea ' ,? f ! a y bo »''caused, fumigated and such other disinfecting agents used as may be, designated bj the Board of Health and all such articles hs may have been used by said orStected. 0 "' Sha11 " C Imtuedi "te'y burled , f s ï\ c : Tllut the several practicing physicians ! r vi.Hi ,'n V " ar,; i oreby constitutedacouunittee or vigilance for the purpose of reporting any case or cases of Yellow Fever, which may w swd town, to the Board ^ ! °rdcr that such measures mav bo tahen by them as the case may reqnire. *hat the Board of Health Health \v ardeus and Town Constable, are herèbv sev ÄÄ'" C f^ '«ntoefie^ the foregoing herob" •" tliu » aid T(,wu Constable 1» • . authorized an/1 empowered, should it oecome necessary, in tlie execution ot this resolution to call to his assistance, any or all of the citizens of sjiid town. Sec . a. That this ordinance shall take effect from and after Us passage. , JAMES RAY, President Board Police Town of Opelousas. J clés Gil , Clerk Board of Police Protem. August 3-tf $15® M f ward. I am hereby authorized by merchants and other responsible citizens of the town of Ope lousas to offer the above reward for the appre hension, with sufficient evidence to convict, of the party or parties who were engaged a f*w nights since, in the attempt to burn the build ing now occupied by EinUe Pefferkorn, as a coffee house. JAMES RAY, 'fresident Board of Police. AN© JTEWBLBÏ REPAIRED. At the New Establishment, opposite Joseph Bloeh's Residence, Main Street, Opelousas. . By R. MORNHINVEG. june 14-ly rjlIIIÎ WASHINGTON, OP£j,oiUH and NEW ORLEANS TRANSPORTATION CO., Carrying IT. .llails, 8tkamkh FANCHON, H. H. BROAD, Master Theo . Jour*, Clerk. Leaves New Orleans every Tuesday s r. «. Leaves Washington every Saturday 10 a. m. M I N N I E , Lea y es Washington exery Wednesday 6 A. v., connecting at Re 1 River Landing with steamer Nat. liez. Steamer Minnie will carry mail and passen gers only. May 11-tf Always Ready! NEYER TIRED! I The public and my friends are respectfully informed that I have opened a Grocery Store on Landry street, opposite L. Skinner's s'tie smith shop. Call and judge of every tiling for v ourselves. Cheap for Cash. Jan. 12-tf J. LA8ABEE. JJEIUOVEO Itt.nOVKJ^ I have removed the Opelousas Drug Store to the corner of Main and Bellevue streets, the stand lately occupied by C. Roos. Hereafter the business of the Opelousas Drug Store will be conducted strictly on a Cash basic aug 20-tf C. MAYO, Agent, Sign of the Big Mortar. Oakland Sate Jflill, OPPOSITE WASHINGTON, LA. I have on hand a choice lot of Atchafalays cypress lumber for sale, and am prepared to saw all orders for lumber at the lowest rate» and at short notice, On bills over 600 feet toilage paid by mill. S. R. WALKER. Jan. 19-3U1 Henry Ward Beecher, Ss. FROM KENTUCKY, At Home During the Season. $5 FOR THE SEASON, »10 FOR INSURANCE, Terms—Cash in Advance. Apply to the proprietor, JONES P. SMITH, feb 25—tf Bellevue. HVii, Mason, Still continues the Undertaker 's busisess ia Opelousas, and will be thankful for patronage in his line. m«v 28 -tf 1'ointe-anx- Lonps Springt. This pleasant and popular watering place in now opened for the season of 1878, Tb© im provements made and being made by the new p oprietor have contributed equally to tue comfort and eujoyment of invalids mid pleasure seekers. There are four different mineral springs and live new bath houses, two for gen tlemen, and three for ladies. The main rtunni tory has twelve sleeping apartments, fully fur nished. There are three new buddiugs, ni h two rooms each, with bedstead, mattivss ami seats, to rent to parties desiring to board them selves. There are ten other rooms to rent. The hotel is amply furnished, and the table will !w supplied with all the requirements of a first class hotel. The medicinal qualifies of the springs are already famous, iron large'/ pre dominating in one of thein. Mrs. Miller will pay special attention to the wants of lady visiiors. Board, $1 .60 per day ; by the month. 838.00. Ample accommodations and feed for horses. Tue proprietor lias expended, and will expend, a great deal of money in improving the prop erty, and trusts that his enterprise will be suitably acknowledged. G. MILLEK. ■lune !5-3ni Proprietor. House Painting PAPER-HANGING. The undersigned respectfully infwT/is hin friends and the public generally, that he 1« al ways prepared to do house-pitfuting, paper hanging, etc., with promptness and at mo .crate rates. He solicits a share of the public patron age. Work done on tweive months' credit hy special contract. Orders left at the Jouknai. office will be attended to. JACOB CUMMING8. Opelousas. March 31st, 1877-tf IJ1HE 8JJ\MUTUAL FI11E INIMJU~ ANCE COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS. One of the Oldest and Staunches! CoturawiiefF in the South. Risks on Sugar Houses, Gin House*. Store» aud Dwellings taken at the Lowest Country Rates. JAMES I, DAY, President, H. CARPENTER, See'y. WILLIS PRESCOTT, Agent. Washington, L*. I.OUI8IANA EQl'ITABLE MPE • INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS. Tho only Company In Louisiana that ha* complied with the act of the Legislature in troduced and sustained by the St. Landry Senators, requiring a Reserve Fund for each. Policy Holder. This Company has paid to th» r amines of Policy Alolders over Policy Alolders over $375,000 during the past eight years. SAMUEL M. TODD, President, ROBT. W. OGDEN, Vice President, ANDREW PATTON, 2d Vice President. WM. HENDERSON, Secretary, WILLIS PRESCOTT, Agent, Washington, Lg. feb 9—tf W. W. CLARK President DIEB OLD Safe and Lock Co., MANUFACTURERS OF FIRE AND BURGLAR PROOF Safes. FACTORY, CANTON, O. Branch Oflce, 37 Caaal St., A. ROY, Aceat., feb 26-tf New Orleans, La. SM. Spiro, WHOLESALE DEALER IN SMOKING AND CHEWING TOBACCO. HAVANA AND DOMESTIC SEGARS, PAPES, SNUFF, AND ALL SMOKERS ARTICLES. No, 71 Gravier Hirtel, New Orleans, Lw Represented by ELIAS AARONS. june 9-ly Bricks ! Bricks ! t FIRST QUALITY. For 3ale by the Hnarfred *r Tbaaiaarf, AT CAMP HAMILTON PLANTATION, SEAR OI'KLOUSAR. mch 23-tf T. MILLER ANDERSON. Jt'otice to Taxpayers. The assessment roll ol the town of Oselbnsa» is now ready for examiration and correction and will remain exhibited for twenty » L from date, at my office, post office building Mav 11-tf P " J - 1 £ l ' .May 11 tr Tirwn Assessor. Jfotice! The law partnership heretofore existing be henry l. garland, LAURENT DUPR*. May 11 -tf