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ST. LANDRY DEMOCRAT.
M. 13. KAVANAGH, Editor. TEEMS KOR SUBSCRIPTION. One Dollar and Fifty Cents a year, in ad vance. The vear can lie begun at any time, as flfty-two numbers of the paper make a year's subscription. . AGENTS OF THE DEMOCRAT: D. P. Saizan Barre's Landing Capt. 8am. Haas ni c i J. J. Hic ks vi le Plate Leopold G odchati . Abraham Bieliard Churchville Dr. J. F. Lester Petit Prairie Henry Wood worth Washington Mentor Andrus Grand •Coteau Foreman & Dnson Plaquemine Brulcé Andrew Henry Memento T. C. Chacliere Prud'homme City Jos Fatiacher Fabacher P. O J. D. Bernard Poupeville E C Roger Arnaudvtlle B. 8. Gay Bayou Bœuf M. J. Bosteet Lake Charles The gentlemen above named are our agents and as such requested to solicit subscriptions. M. D. KAVANAGH, Editor. iOPEI-OUSAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1878. Democratic-Conservative Ticket. For State Treasurer : E. A. BURKE of Orleans. For Congress : E. W. ROBERTSON of East Baton Bouge, For State Senator 12th District : T. S. FONTENOT. For the House of Representatives : HOMEB DUBIO, J. MASS IE MARTIN, Y'VES VIDRINE, MABTIN CARBON. For Sheriff : C. C. DUSON. For Parish Judge : J. B. A. FONTENOT. For Coroner: GEORGE PULFORD. For Police Jurors : 1st Ward—DUCOUD BAI DUPRE, 2d Ward—ALBERT GUIDBY, ad Ward—DUPRE VILLE MECHE, 4th Ward-M'. G. RICHARD, 5th Ward—EDWARD DUBUISSON, Oth Ward—SAM. HAAS, 7th Ward—LOUIS YOUNG, 8th Ward— T. C. CHACHERE, 9th Ward— B. E. CLARK. Robert Pickett, one of the quarantine guards at Washington, is sick with fever. For the proceedings of the Parish Democratic Executive committee, se> another column. One hundred and six dollars and lift) cents have been raised in Opelousas, this week,and forwarded to t he Howard Association of New Orleans. The election of W T . A Robertson, as President of the Parish Executive com mittee, by a handsome majority, is » graceful tribute to the organizing abi!it> and energy of that gentleman. With such a leader, the Democracy will be certain to roll up an immense majority fi-iîie empire parish next November. The New Orleans Board of Health refuse to raise the quarantine, fearing that yellow fever of a malignant type may be introduced. This reminds us of ■ the story of locking the stable when the liorse is gone. If the fever is not of a malignant type that kills thirty-six per cent of those attacked we would like to know what is malignant. No Name .—We have received a com munication signed "Planter," on the subject of " fencing." It is an invar iable rule of this office not to publish any communication without the name of some responsible author. If "Plau ter" will furnish i|s with his name, (not for publication,) we will cheerfully in sert h|s communication. We understand that the executive committee of the parish made proper arrangements for a campaign fund at its last meeting, by appointing a finance committee and making an assessment on candidates. We trust every Demo crat in the parish will aid the committee ia its labors by seeing that every mem ber of the party is registered. No one can vote unless registered this year. Our enemies are active and seem to be better organized than ever before. All we need to rout them is a full registration ; let us have it. There is not a single newspaper in tin State, unless it be the Courier, (and ^tîiat does it in a secoud-handed way) M which does not express gratification at the action of the State convention; we regard Major Burke as one of the strong est and most available men in the State. We preferred him as a candidate to Mr. Moncure; we supported him in the convention, and aided in his election ; we have no apologies to make for our conduct, and are ready to render at any time to the people of St. Landry an ac count of our stewardship. The Courier jn its last issue condemns in no measured terms the action of the St. Landry délégation to the Baton Rouge convention in voting for E. A. Burke for State Treasurer, holding, that they should have supported Mr. Mon cure so long as he remained a candidate. We contend that when -the parish convention elected delegates to repre sent St. Landry in the State convention, it selected those that would do that which would be for the best interests of the State. It is true the convention indorsed J. C. Moncure for Treasurer; this we regard as expressing a prefer ence for that gentleman ovev the cah didates then ii~ the field ; it was not then known that Major Burke, would be n candidate. The convention failed to instruct the delegates on all but one question, the calling of a constitutional convention. When an attempt was made to instrnct the delegates to vote for E. T. Lewis, Esq., for Congress, so much opposition was developed, that the motion was withdrawn, not as we believe on account of any opposition to Mr. Lewis personally, but because the convention did not wish to hamper the delegates with instructions which it might be either injudicious or impossi ble to carry out. If the St % Landry delegation need any justification for their conduct, (which we do not thiuk fchey do) the unprecedented satisfaction which the nomination v of Burke, has given throughout the leb fc th and breadth of the State, ought to be sufficient. e VOLUME I. OPELOUSAS, LA., SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1878. NUMBER 32. The Yellow Fever in New Or leans .—The following shows the state of the fever in New Orleans, up to Angust '29th, at noon : Date. Deaths. New Cases. August 23 40 123 " 24 42 193 " 25 33 163 " 2« 40 125 " 27 49 194 " 28 57 220 " 29 49 142 Total cases to August 29th, 2710 ; total deaths, 804. By nan Roberts, a colored man em ployed on the barges plying between the quarantine station and Washington, died suddenly Monday morning at his residence. He had been complaining for some days previously, but did not take to his bed until a short time before Iiis death. Tlie Spread of tlie Scourge. ' [City Item.] Almost every newspaper on the conti nent has had somewhat to say concern ing the mysterious disease which broke out weeks ago in this city and is now spreading in various directions north ward. Indeed tlie sympathies, and in ! some instances, the fears of the Ameri can people have been deeply stirred upon the subject. So long a period must I still intervene betwixt the present, and I the probable advent of frost, that im j agination lias ample verge for its most j alarming conjectures in the premises, ! and if but a tithe ol these are verified, j the strickeu communities in which the I disease now exists, and will yet run riot, will have ample need of all the aid which Christian liberality is likely to bestow. According to Dr. Toner, a high au thority on the subject <<f yellow fever, a square formed by the forrv-fif'th and the one-hundredth degrees of longitude, anil rlie thirty-fifth north and fifth degrees or south latitude, is the favorite home of 1 lie disease. From thissqua e, in which it originates, it spreads in varions direc tion, especially along the coast lines, and to points having but a comparative ly slight elevation above the sea level. During the latter part of the last cen tury and the early portion of the present a frequently went as far northward as iJaltitnore, Philadelphia, New York, Host ou, Salem, und even Quebec. New Orleans and Mobile have, however, been more trequeu'ily visited by it than any uther American cities. The history of the fever lias been traced up in Mobil« .since 1705, and in New Orleans since 1717. Sometimes there would be scarcely • i I race of it for years, and then, as if re gret Mug its leniency, it would burst out with a degree of virulence which set all remedial eftorts at defiance. In 1873 it was peculiarly violent in Shreveport and .Memphis—points remote from the coast and elevated above the ordinary level of the yellow fever plane. Alter the severe epidemic of 1847both New Orleans and Mobile were compara tively free of fever for six years. Then came the terrible visitation of 1853—the most severe in the long line of epidemics. The following year it would have been equally violent in this city had unaccli mated material been on hand upon which to expend its fury. In 1854 the number of its victims was 2423, and in 1855, 3670, There was then a pause till 1858, when tho victims numbered 3889, and not till after the close of the war did it again assume an epidemic form. In 1873, when the disease was so violent at Shreveport and Memphis, it scarcely manifested its presence at all in New Orleans. At Shreveport its malignity was attributed to a disturbance of great quantities of decaying vegetation con sequent on the removal of tho J^eu river raft. So strong were the malarial gases floating above the river as to be plainly cognizable by ordinary olfactories. At Memphis the disease commenced at the water's edge, und, according to Dr. Erskine, it required a month to travel up the hill a quarter of a mile. Accord" ing to one Memphis statement persons living outside of the city, and who visited aud returned from their places of busiuess only during the daytime, were not attacked. The curious fact is also mentioned that the jail, with a high wall around it, was not invaded by the epidemic. This coincides with the his tory of our Parish Prison, which, du ring a century, was only visited by llov " yellow fever oyce, Disinfect ! Disinfect ! ! [Sugar Planter.] That the yellow fever is around and about us it is useless to deny or attempt to couceal. In the city the plague rages aud it has extended to mauy of the country towns. So far, our parish has escaped its ravages and it is the duty of every citizen to guard against its ap proach by all means known as preven tives^ In the cities affected or likely to be effected by the disease, disinfectants of all kinds are largely used upon the streets aud upon the premises of the residence, with, we hope, the best re sults. In the country the same remedies should be applied. Carbolic acid is being used in large quantities, which, when properly diluted with water, seems to be the strongest and most powerful disinfectant known. It is a cheap remedy—can be found iu any of the drug stores, and should be us^i without stiut. Lime liberally sprinkled about the yards is also a good deodorizer and may be had at the different stores. It is also suggested—and we consider it an excellent one—that carbolic soap be used in washing clothes. In fine, the greatest precautions should bo taken in all that pertains to health, to ward oft' the approach of the disease. It may not be amiss here to call tlie attention of parents and guardians to the already well established fact, that the disease has been fearfully dangerous to children this year aud that too moch care cannot Unexercised in their management. With cleanliness as a watchword—disinfec tants freely used—proper diet aud the immediate call of a physician when the syiutoms first appear, there is every chance for successful treatment as the result. A small boy was asked to give an ex ample of earnestness. He looked both ered for a moment, but his face bright ened like the dew drops glistening on the leaves of the rose in early morning as he delivered himself of the following happy thought : ' When you see a boy en gaged on a mincepie till his nose touches the midlde plum and his eam drop on the outer crusts you may know he has got There is a premium on young men at all watering places. Those who ware little hats, big collars and placid gaiters bring nine cents ^»n the dollar, while even the tall, lanky fellows who stumble over trains, and sit on the edge of chairs are quothed at five cents each above the ordinary market price. Proceedings of the Police Jury. Opelousas , August 13th, 1878. The Police Jury met pursuant to a call of the President. Present: R. II. Littell, President; A. Guidry, D. P. Saizau, Gr. T. Hawkins, E. Dubuisson, S. Haas, F. Savoy and B. E. Clark. The President announced that he had called this special meeting of the Police Jury for the purpose of calling their attention to certain grave omissions in the late quarantine ordinance, and for a revision of the same. On motion of Mr. Guidry, tho follow ing ordinance was submitted, aud after 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, and 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 djuonce, and of regulations made in virtue thereof, shall be punished : Section 1. Be it ordained by the I olice 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 s:.id person had left such infected place. And any person who shall vio late or attempt to violate the provisions or this section shall be fined the sum of fifty dollars recoverable before any justice of the peace, one-half for the informer, and one-half tor 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 bo des ignated by the Board of Health of the parish of St. Landry, coming from anv place infected as aforesaid, shall be brought within the limits of the parish of St. Landry, or beyond the liniiis of sucluquarantine stations as may be 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 t reated by this (»rdinauce, except mess pork, mess beef, flour, meal grits, riee. bq iois in barrels or demijohns, lard in tiorees or J kegs, coal oil, turpentine, od« in barrel., J or cans, all canned goods to be opened and the packing destroyed, all liquoi aud medicines iu glass to be op<-iiedaii< the packing destroyed, all machinery waggons, ploughs and farming impli uieuts, hardware not packed in boxes salt in sacks and lime shall be lowed to pass alter being inspecte« and a cerficato to that effect, given the officer in chaige of the quaran tine stations. And if the provision of this section are violated or attempted to be violated, the said dry goods, bag gage, cofi'ee, merchandise or other ob jects designated by the Board of Health, sha|l be seized by the officers of this parish, carried to the places designated and placed iu custody of persons charged with ventilating such ; and after being ventilated, they 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, aud half to the parish treasury. Sec . 3. That if any town or place within the limits of this parish should become infected as aforesaid with yellow fever, or any other infectious disease; the provisions of sections one aud two shall be inforced 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 and ministers of the gospel in the discharge of their duties ex discharge of their duties ex cepted. Sec . 4. The President of the Police Jury shall have power to determine and shall proclaim what city, town or place is iufected as aforesaid, and to estab lisli such quarantine stations, and toap point such quarantine officers as he may thirfk 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 necessary. Sec . 5. That any person aiding, and assisting any person in violating" the provisions of sections one and two of this ordinance, shall be sqbiect to ;tlie 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 no person who shall have 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 limits of this parish, except under such regulations as may be established by the Board of Health. Sec . 7. That any person who shall have »lied within the limits of the parish from yellow fever or any other infectious disease, shall be enveloped and buried as speedily as possible iu the nearest burial ground, and shall not bé subse quently disintered and removed, except under such regulations as may be es tablished by tlie Board of Health. And the house in which such person shair 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 Board of Health ; and the articles which such diseased person may have used, shall at his expense also be cleansed and disinfected or buried. Sec. 8. That a IJoard qf Health, com posed of five practicing physicians, shall be annually appointed by the Police Jury at its first meeting in January. That such appointments shall be com municated within ten days from said first Police Jury meeting in January, to each of the physicians so appointed, and published in the proceedings of the Police Jury. S ec . 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 and one Secretary, and any three of them will form a quorum. S ec . 10. They shall keep a record of their proceedings, to be transmitted to their successors. S ec . 11. The Board of Health shall have power to do all things necessary to carry out the provisions of this or dinauce, and to"eatablish regulations as may seem to them proper to the safety of the public health. S ec. 12. In case of any epidemic of yellow fever, or any other infectious disease, withiu any town or place of this parish, they shall provide at the expense of the parish, medical atteu a II. P. S. in for in J J dance, medicines, nourishment and nurses for all indigent persons afflicted with such diseases, and in case of death of such, shall provide for their burial. Sec . 13. The members of the Board of Health, shall as often as possible visit the quarantine stations, to desig nate what objects ate susceptible of transporting infection ; where and how they can be disinfected ; they shall regu late how and when dead bodies can be brought into the parish for interment, and how and when such can be disin tered and reintered ; how and when houses can lie cleansed, fumigated and 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, and 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 and bridges when on duty. Sec . 16. 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 bundle, 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 :oods, merchandise, etc., etc., there hall be a charge of ten per cent for groceries and twenty percent for other things, added to the freight bills thereof, and for baggage which does not pay reight, there shall »be a charge of twenty-five cents for all packages, car pec sacks and valises, and fifty cents for each trunk Sec. 18. »This ordinance shall have effect from aud aftei its passage, and ill other ordinances nthe subject of quarantine are repealed. On motion of Mr. DubuNson, Resolv ed, that Dr. H Ii. Littell, Dr. J. L. Est orge, Dr. L. Hidden, Dr. T. A. Cooke Dr. J. G. Cimpbell, be and heieby appointed a Board of Health for tlie parish of St. Landry, with full powers to carry out ihe provisions of the quarantine ordinance this .day passed. * Ou motion of Mr. Guidry, Resolved, that the compensation allowed persons employed on quarantine stations shall be as follows : on 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 dollai s 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 Monday the 9th dav of September, 1878. R. IL LITTELL, President. Attest: C. Mayo Clerk. Mffling of the Democratic Executive Committee. OrEtOCSAS, Aug. 24th, 1878. In accordance with the request of Hon. H. L. Garland, President of the late convention, the executive committee appointed by iiirn, liiet at the Courthouse this day, ana organized by the election of W. A. Robertson as President and Adolphe Lastrapes as Secretary. After the adoption of rules governing the committee, on motion the chair appointed the following committees, viz : On election and registration—Messrs. Lewis, Andrus and Lastrapes. On finance—Messrs. J. Bloch, H. L. Garland C. B. And; -- - - - Lewis. fop— Mes fis, M. Andrus, R. S. Willrfàs and To confer with Police Jury, on fixing polling places — Messrs. Lewis, Haas and Lastrapes. On motion of Mr. Lewis, the chair was added to each of their committees. The committee then adjourned subject to call. W. A. ROBERTSON, President. A. Lastiupes , Secretary. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Forest and Stream AND ROD A NE> GUN . 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Si. Charles College, GRAND COTEAU, ST. LANDRY T.A , This well known College, conducted by the Fathers of the Society of Jesus, will opea the next session on October 3d, 1878. Entrance fees (first year) S io 00 Board,tuition, washing... . 9nn no Medical fees in m Bed and bedding ln ^ For information apply to v uv August 17-n OLLIVIER ' s - Y " President. p A NEW PLACE. P. HERBERT, Has opened a BLACKSMITH SHOP about one mile west of Opelousas, at the corner of Taylor's ÄÄ. the h Bellevu . e i «ad leadin e b v Theo Driuocrnlic Parish Executive Commit tee. By virtue of the authority in me vested by the Democratic Parish Convention of St. Lan rtry, assembled in Opelousas on tlie 27tli of July, 1878,1 hereby appoint the following gen tlenieu as members of the Democratic Parish Executive Cemmittee of St. Landry. to-wit: Win. C. Gordon, Win. A. Robertson, Antoine Carte, Dorsin P. Latleur, Ernest Morrow, Isaac F. Li ttell, Ilypolite A. Guidry, Andre Mallet, Samuel Haas, Thomas ft., Lew is, Mentor Andrus, Ozeme Fontenot, Adolphe Lastrapes. HENRY L. GARLAND. This committee ia requested to meet at Ope lousas at it o'clock a. m ., on Saturday ^4tit of August to organize. JUDICIAL ADVERTISEMENTS. HE RIFF'S SAIjE. PARISH COURT, PARISH OF ST. LANDRY, No. 1988. LOUISIANA HOLLIER VS. FELICIA LE SAS8IER, WIFE ET AL. By virtue of a writ of Herl 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 tlie Courthouse of said parish; in the town of Ope lousas, on SATURDAY, the 21stday of Septem ber 1878, at 11 o'clock a. m ., the following des cribed property, to-wit : Six arpents of land together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, bounded north by public road, east by Lastie Nezat, west by public road and south by Mrs. Valéry Roy, widow; one grey liorse, 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. ^HEICIFE'S SALE. DISTRICT COURT, PARISH OF ST. LANDRY, No. 10102. MARIE JULIE DAIGLE, ADMRX. VS. JOHN G. BROOKS ETAIa nil B.v virtue of a writ of tieri facia of the honorable District Court, in and t i 'arish ot St. Landry, in the above entitle, ami to me directed, I will proceed io > public auction, to the highest bid 1er, at tii Courthouse of said parish, in the to'vn <>; Opt lotisas, till SATURDAY, the 21st dav of Septen ber, Ï87S, at 11 o'clock A. M., the loll».win*. d. cri bed property, to-wit: . A certain tract or parcel of land situated i the parish o St. Landry, and lying on rite wes bank of the wet fork of the Bayou P.:tt]uei'i:n Hrulec, bounded on the south by sai l B ivoii tin the north and east by land of widow ft an toi on the west by the domain, containing six htm tired ami tort' superficial acres. C. C. DUSON. Terms—Cash. aug 17 sheriff of tiie Parish of Si. Landry. ned out tin* -uit, yOTilll ©F A I» TIKtMMTR It PROBATE COURT. PARISH OFST. LANDRY, No. 4030. ESTATE OF NAPOLEON LOUIS PITRE. Whereas, Louise Joseph Pitre of the par ish of St. Landry lias applied b\ 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 saitl appointment, will tile the same in writing in my office, inthe town of Opelousas, within ten tlavs from the present notice. JAMES O. CHACHERE. Clerk. aug 17-hlg ^ HE RIFF'S SAI.E. PARISH COURT, PARISH OF ST. LANDRY, Nos. 1859 and 1898, SAM'L E. RUNDLE, AGENT, VS. LOUIS DESMARAIS. By virtue of a writ of fieri facias issued out of the Parish Court, in and for the parish of St. Landry, in the above entitled suit, and to me directed, twill proceed to sell at public ■auc tion, to the higuest bidder, at tho Courthouse of said parish, in tue town of Opelousas, on SATURDAY, tlie 7th day of September, 1878, at" 11 o'clock a. m ., the following described propertv, tQrWit : "One store-house now occupied by Etienne Veltin, together with (i) one quarter arpent of ground on which said store is situated fronting on the public road, leading from Opelousas to Bellevue, bounded west by Jiiles Chaoliere, south by Jules Chachere ana North by corpora tion Hue of town of Opelousas. Terms—Cash. , C. C. DUSON, aug 3 Sheriff of the Parish of St. Landry. ptBLIC SAÏjIî, PROBATE COURT, PARISH OF ST. LANDRY, No. . ESTATE OF LOUISA DEJEAN. By virtue of an order of the honorable Pro bate Court, of the Parish of at. Landry, there will be sold at public auction, to the highest bidder, by the undersigned administrators or by any duly qualified auctioneer, at the last resi dence of deceased, on Bayou Teolie, in the par ish of St. Landry, on TUESDAY. September 10th, 1878, the following described property, belonging to the estate of kQuisja Dcjean, de ceased, to-wit: 1. A certain tract of land, (woodland.) situa ted on the north side of Bayou Teche, St. Lan dry parish, in the neighborhood of Leonville, containing sixty-seven and a fractional acres, bounded north by Mrs. Castillo and the liéirs of Alexandra Castille, south l|v Bayou Teche. east by lands of Napoleon Robin, west by lands ol Jean Bap/Jste Lemelle. 2. Another "tract of land with the buildings and improvements thereon, situated in the neighborhood of Leonville, St. Landry parish, and being situated on thé west side ef Bayou Teche, measuring five arpents front by about thirty arpents in depth, containing about, one hundred and fifty arpents mo e o - (es», ami bounded north by Bayou Tpcllt,, south by lands of Celcstin Mathews, east by lands of Alex andre Ut jean, and west by Joseph Camy. 3. One-fourth interest in one pair or A merican mules, one-fourth interest in one cime uart, one cow and calf. Terms—Casl}j aug 10-5t M arie dejean, ARTHUR SIMON, Bi NJAMIN deje vn. Joint Administrator»? ^HEKIFF'S »AJLE. DISTRICT COURT, PARISH OF ST. LANDRY, No. 10181. ULGER ROY VS. CELESTINE PETAVIN administratrix, et al. By virtue of a writ of fieri facias issued out ti the honorable District Court, in for the Parish of St. Landry, in the above entitiod 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 S atu RD ay, the 7 th day of Septem ber, 1878, at 11 o'clock A. m ., the following described A. m ., the following described '1 interest of defendant, «^rest in and to the f<»î property, to-wit :, All the right titfe being the one-fourth lowing described property belonging to the estate of Louisa Dejean, deceased, to-wit : 1st. A certain tractof land (woodland) situated on the north side of Bayou Teche, 8t. Landry pansh in the neighborhood of Leonville, con taining sixty-seven and a fractional acrc iwunded north by Mrs. Castille and the heirs of SO i4' 1 i Ba y° u Teche, cast by l ands of Napoleon Robin and west by lands of Jean öt«. Lemelle. 2d. Another tract of land with the buildings and improvements thereon, situated ln the neighborhood of Leonville, St. Landry parish and being situated on the west side of Bayou ?hrw?v'? ve ai 'P enta front by about hu-n^rplf n?i 3 «» pth ' containi ng about one SSÄh! y D arpe,,ta more or less and Bayou ï eche - south b y lands Ma î hew s» east by lands of Alexan at *i Yj 8t by Joseph Camv. one-fourth inte one-fourth inte m mm mt C. A. Graven!)urg and 5th. Ône-fourtîTiiit' can mules. spth of eighty h by Bayou 4Ëst iû one pair of Auieri can mules. one pair of Auieri Terms-ToÄa 1 *** ^ ono cart, cure hasers f M^ Ä on a f re3it 01 twelve months, cbrdim^to lbond and security ac tawk to and paying aU costs and taxes aug 10 „. ._ c. C. DUSON, Sàeriff ol the Pariah of St. Itandry. Eegistrar's Notice 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 tlie evening: Opelousas at Courthouse Sept. 2,3, 4, 3, 6, 7. Mallet at Jos. Sullice's Sept. 9th. Prud'homme City at T. C. Chachcre's Sept. 10th. Point-aux-Loups at Cart's Sept. 12tli. Fatptetaique at Zenon Huber's Sept. 13th. Fmjuetaique at F. Duplecliin's Sept. Utli. Chataignerat I). P. Lafieur's Sept. 16th. Ville Plate at Yves Vidi inc's Sept. 17tli. Mammoth at Aurelien Guiilory's Sept. 18th. Pine Prärie at Charles Johnson's Sept. 19tli. Pine Woods at Biacksliear's Mill Sept. 20th. Bayou Chicot at Sam'! Haas' Sept. 21st. Upper Bayou Bcenf at Louis Stagg's Sept. 23d. Big Calle at Ilav trd & Simmon's Sept. 25th. Negro Foot at McHenry's Sept. 26th. Atcliafalaya at A. A. Richard's Sept. 28th. \\ axia at School House Sept. 30th. Barry's Landing at D. P. saizan's Oct. 1st. v. ashmgton at Town Hall Oct. 2d. Lower Bayou Bteuf 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. Oth. Grand Coteau at Dunbar's Oct. 10th. Coulee Croche at School House Oct. lith. Church Point at Jean Barrousse's Oct. 12th Plaq. Brtilee at Foreman A: 1 bison's Oct."l4tli. Queue Tortue at I). Bernard's Oct. 15th Mermentau at J. Mires'Oct 16th Mermentau at Maigiiaud's Oct. 17th. The last two weeks previous to tho election it Opelousas from 7 a. m . to l p. m ., and from , ^ l,( ' n| g October 18th, 19th 21st. 2.(1, .3d, 24th, 25th, 26th, 28tll, 29tll, 30Ui and 31st. Aug. 17—12t ADOLPHE STA GO, Rt'-is; rar. Taht n tip i By the undersigned at Pi.iqueniine Brule one red beet (facsimile of brand at this offict rlie owner can have, the same by courn ward, proving property anil paying cost " LAFLEUR PIERRE AUGUSTE August 17-4t for JYolire ! Members of tlie Board of Health of the par Jsli St. Landry, are notified lo meet at the Court hous.. at, Opelousas, on Monda v. the 14th An gust, 1878. ii,. I LITTKLu, au.: 11'—it President of Police Jury. 'Tf}/;e Wasl That th praph Companv t '».•forts P Willi Having been trail business nriaaget vested in Mr. ./«>'. oV aitbnicy ^ ni, l'don a disse! •1*t »tief, i > >, On itisuS. July lonsas Tele ,1 by notorial »,■ if teic/rapli lin I. Vv". Davis, tie of sii1 lin- being now Vl-'e It'll! In- full powet 111 I. W. I) I vis. •) POSElO President. 1878. To all tvh•> n if :t r>r C*uc.->rn! rite public ;.s h,> th:s day made, -us li. Median of iiirn fall power ami business concerimi.u and Washington t,< transactions whals made concerning tin exclusively by my ; against said line ti payment, ratifying the saitl line ■by i be Opelousas. August 3d-tf I th'it I ii'iv. ippoi'ifi'd John agent, giving an:It »rity to transact ali he New tbcria. Op itmsas »graph !i:i" aud that a!l iVer, all coiifriets to lie aid line must be contracted iid agent, and all claims be presented to him for 1 that he may do coneern J. W. DAVIS. Taken Up. be seen at tiii under-liit in t August 3~lt JOS. SARVER. to of at" of to August 3~lt Quarantine ! ORDINANCE TO PROTECT THE TOWN OF OPELOUSAS AGAINST YELLOW FEVER. „f XV ii lor , e .'? 3 ' i t i, uw been ascertained by the Board or Health of the town of Opelousas, appointed by a resolution of the Board of Police of said town, duly appointed July 30th, 1S78, that Yellow F'cvcr exists in the city of New Orleans, and tlicy having recommended the following measures l'or the protection of said town ; there tore be it section 1. Resolved, by the Board of Police ot the town of Opelousas, that any person or persons, coming from tlie city of New Orleans or from any other District which may lieretaf 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 sinco tliey were in such Districts, and if any such person shall enter the said town, he shall immediately be removed without the limits of the same, and shall be subject moreover to a tine of twenty five dollars, SiC. a. rliat no dry goods, merchandise, coffee inclusive, or any other object supposed to con vey or communicate said disease, coming from the citjot New Orleans or from any other in fected District, shall be introduced or brought into the said town of Opelousas, and if any person or persons shall introduce any of the specified articles so denominated as aforesaid contraband of disease, tho said dry floods, 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, mid sold after ten flays advertisement, To the highest, bidder, the proceeds thereof to be paid into the treasury, aud the person or persons thus contrevcning the provisions of tiiis section shall he subieet moreover to a fine of fifty dollars, to be recov ered before any court uf competent jurisdiction. bEC. 3. 1 bat no person or persons residing within the bunts ol the town of Opelousas going into an infected District, shall bo per mitted to return into the said town within ten daj s from the time of exposure to said disease, ministers of the Gospel, physicians anil nurses excepted; and any person contravening the provisions of this section shall be subject to a flue of twenty dollar for each and every vio liaving convey int., sa.du.vv,, any person"or persons who aie known to have been in any District infected with Yellow Fever, within ten davs i .\V.\ v , H> anl '.K'.('t to a fine of one liun dietl qtijlai'a lor each aud every offense, and taut any person or persons living ithin the «Ud town, who si.all retain anytfsuch Person or persons, coming from au infected D strict, m their houses, shall be subject to pav a like fine ot one hundred dollars, to bo - - ered befor larion thereof. Sec. 4. That any person or persons charge o, nuy public conveyance, wl 'fill IV lui,, .lui /l ........ . . rion h fve i'iie.i f i l! I"' 1 '-,"" persons, who shall hjuedted ot \ellow 1't ver outside of the limits witlViH fl.Tn' •!' V ,K » ' ,USUS - sll!lli b " interred within tlie limits ol this corporation le, »th occured. shall lie cleansed, ÎUini' r attvî and such other dUI fectbig agents u4d as may n bv ti "' Eoanl ol" Health and a'l such articles as may have been used by said 0^(11 sfnfected°"' 8ha11 ij ® '"""'^iatfcly buried „ f S , E 5' That the several practicing physicians of violation constituted a committee m vigilance for tlie purpose of reporting anv case or eases of ell,, w ÊVver. wliicli may ol or r He-iitb'^ l in ra rt llce , 1" Siu,i town - to tho iWd takenl!v tt ïm ?i 8llch me asures may be q as the case may require, «r S" That the Board of Health Health eraHv'cba," I-Tt WW Con ? table ' are hereby sev to carry into effect the forecoin« lesoHitious, and the said Town Constable is iwe.1 aut,tK "ized and empowered, should it resolut1on^f'e 8 .in y ; • tlui execution of this of the cUizeks of sah! town 8 6 aDy W 1111 8,mu take effect jÄf Hoard Police Town \Vf "opelou'sM. Ausust ^tV Boar (lof f>olice Protein. $150 ft (ward. I am hereby authorized by merchants and other responsible citizens of the town of Ope lousas to offer the above reward for the appré with sufficient evidence to convfctf of the party or parties who were engaged a few nights siuce, in the attempt to burn the build ing now occupied by Emile Peiferkoru, a-s a coffeehouse. JAMES RAY, President Board of Police. ^ATCHES AN» JKWELBV REPAIRED. BioL t 'sR^ n c| UbIiSllment ' ° pp08lte Jose P h By June ll-ly Main Street, Opelousas, R. MORNHENVEG. |1HE WA8HIJf« ro», OPKl.OUMAg and EW ORLEANS TRANSPORTATION CO.. Carrying C. S. iTInils, FANCtlON, h. ii. BROAD, Master Theo. Joiii.n , Cleik. Leaves New Orleans every Tuesday 6 r. m. Leaves Washington every Saturday 10 a. m. M INNIE, Leaves Washington exery Wednesday 6 a. m., connecting at Red River I .and m g with steamer Natt liez. Steamer Minnie will carry mail and passen gers only. May 11-tf Always Ready! NEVER TIRED ! ! The public and lny friend-» are respectfully informed that I have opened a Grocery Store on Landry street, opposite L. Skinner's gun smith shop. Call and judge of everything for Cheap for Cash. J. LASALLE. yourselves. Jan. 12-tf -REMOVED REMOVEJJ 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 bo conducted strictly on a Cash basil C. MAYO, Agent, aug 20-tf Sign of the Big Mortar. Oakland Sate JfBill, OPPOSITE WASHINGTON, LA. I have on hand a choice lot of Atcnafalaya cypress lumber for sale, aud am prepared to saw all orders for lumber at the lowest rateg and at short notice, On bills over 500 feet toilage paid by mill. S. R. WALKER. Jan. 19-3iu Henry !SV»rrf Beecher, ^Yt lit FROM KENTUCKY. ne Ouring tlie Seasöil. Î5 FOR THE SEASON, $10 FOR INSURANTS, Terms—Oaah ia Adraarr. Apply to the proprietor, JONES P. SMITH, feb 25-tf Bellevne. HVn. .fin it on. Still continues the Undertaker's bomr-cnn in >l»el»>usas. an ! will be thaxikf ol fur p*i retour I*oi n ti'-n ux- Lo tip y Sprin as. This pleasant and popular watering place U now opened for Ihe season of 1878. The im provements made autl hciiu made by the new p oprietor have coiilribuled equally ;<» Iii« coiur'orl and enjoyment, or tnvali Is audpl»*AMiirtt seekers, There are four different miners! springs an I five new ba'.u houses, two for irun tlenien, an i three for ladies. Th- main dormi tory Has t .velvo sleeping apartments, fully fur nished. There are three new buildings," wi h I WO rooms each, with Oedstead, mattress and seats, to rent to parties desiring to board ♦hem selves. There are ten other rooms to rent. The hotel is amply furnished, and tlie.table will I»« supplied wt'h til the retpiiremeuts of a first class hotel. Ilie medicinal qualities of the springs are already famous, iron largely pre lomiiiating in one of them. Mr-;. Miller will i*ay special attention to t-m wants of lady visitors. Hoard, $i so per day; bv the tivmth, $35.00. Ample accommodations and feed for horses. I lie proprietor has expended, and will expend, a great ileal of money iu improving the prop erty, and trusts that his enterprise will be suitably acknowledged. G. MILLER, .pine l5-3m Proprietor. House M*ainling PAPER-HANGING. The undersigned respectfully informs his friends and the "public generally, that he is al ways prepared to do house-painting, paper hanging, etc., with promptness and at moderat« rates. He solicits a share of the public patron age,. Work done on twelve months' credit by special contract. Orders left at the Journal. office will bo attended to. JACOB CUMMINGB. Opelousas, March 31st, 1877-tf rjlHE 817IV ni'Tl AI, EIRE INSUR ANCE COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS. One of the Oldest and Staunchest Companies m the South. Risks on Sugar Houses, Gin Houses, Stores and Dwellings taken at the Lowest Country Rates. JAMES I. DAY, President, H. CARPENTER, Sec'y. WILLIS PRESCOTT, Agent, Washington, La. LOUISIANA EQUITABLE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS. The 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 the Families of Policy Holders over $373,000 during tlie past, eight years. SAMUEL M. TOD!). President, ROBT. W. OGDEN, Vice President. ANDREW PATTON, 2d Vice President. WM. HENDKliSON. Secretary, WILLIS PRESCOTT, Ag*nt, fob 5-tf Washington. La. )>' President I ... . Secretary and Treasurer J. W. îs ORRIS Vitc-PnsiKcnt DIEBOLD Sate and Lock Co., MANUFACTURERS OF FIRE AND BURGrLAR PROOF Safes. FACTORY, CANTON, <>. Branch Office, »J7 Canml Hi., A. KOY, Agni., feb 2ti tf New Orleans. La. II. Spiro , W II O r, K s A L I*; I» E A J, V. R in SMOKING AND CHEWING TOBACCO, HAVANA AND DOMESTIC SEGAR8, PIPES, SNUFF, AND ALL SMOKERS ARTICLES. No. 71 Gravier New Orleans, Lu. Represented by ELIAS AARON8. .lune 9 -1 y Bricks Brick» ! ! FIRST QUALITY. Eor Sale by the Hundred or TfcoaaMd, at CAMP HAMILTON PLANTATION, NEAR OPELOUSAS. mch 23—tf T. MILLER ANDERSON. JTotice to Taxpayer», . The assessment rol. of tlie town of OuelmKia* is now ready for exafc.u ation. and SS fr'm^l+ ren f f or twenty (M? day» from date, at iny office, post oflloe buildiinr Mav ll-tf P " J - LEraBVRE, y 11 tr Town Assessor. JVoticei The law partnership heretofore exiati fw undersigned, under the Garland & Dupre,"hasbeeMfchisd by inntual consent.