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ST. LANDRY DEMOCRAT.
m T d . KAVANAGH, Editor. TERMS FOR SUBSCRIPTION. O ne dollar am> F ifty C entsisi year, .iu art- j ranee. Tin- year eau be begun .it an} tunc, as | fifty-two numbers of the paper uiakc a jcais, subscription. ! AGENTS OF THE DEMOCRAT: ...Bane's Landing D. P. Saizan 4 (j..,. u mm ........ I><* V OU vllltOl Capt. Ham. Haan vüip Plate J. J. Hick« R-r.,e ! l-eopoW , Ü "?Ä X i À ! r 1 F Sr. He«» Plaine i M e,, P\-Andru" rtl1 i Foreman A Duson "l" Plaquen, u.e HnileO | .. Fab Andrew Henry T. C. Cliachere Jos Fabaeher. J. 1). Bernard E. C. Roger — B. S. Gay M. J. Rosteet . The gentlemen above named ar and us such requested to solicit subscriptions M. D. KAVANAGH. Editor Prud'homme Cilv ; iu'i'er P. 0 ! poupevilie Arnaudvilie our agent.'' . .Bavon Bieuf ...Lake Charles OPELOl 'SAS. SATURDAY, M TOBÎ.U 12, ISïS. Deuiocratic-Conservat ive Ticket. For Slate Treasurer : K. A. BURKE of Orleans. For Congress : E. W. ROBERTSON of East Baton Rouge. For State Senator 12th District : T. S. FONTENOT. For the House of Representatives : HOMER DURTO, J. M ASS IE MAR1IN, Y'VES VIDRINK. MARTIN CARRON. For Sheriff: C. C. DUSON. For Parish Judge : J. B. A. FONTENOT. For Coroner: GEORGEPULFORD. For Police Jurors : 6th Ward— EDWARD DUBUISSON, 6th Ward—SAM. HAAS, 7th Ward—LOUIS YOUNG, *th Ward— T. C. CHACHERE, Stil Ward— B. E. CLAKK. For Justices of the Peace—1st Ward : E. SUMTER TA YL R, OCTAVE VOORHIES. For Constables—1st Ward : ERNEST McJCINNEY, THOMAS b. BAILEY. Parish Executive Committe. WILLIAM A. ROBERTSON abolvhe L astbaves.. A DDI Thomas II. Lewis, Wni. C. Gordon, Antoine B. Cart. Ernest Morrow, Hypolite A. Guidry, Samuel Haas, Dorsin P. La fleur. Mentor Andrite Isaac F. Littel!., André Mallet,!, Oze'mé Fonteuot. TO THE PUBLIC. The announcement of an independent can didate which appeared in our last issue was inserted without the knowledge of the editor. We announce no candidate except the regular nominees of the Democratic party. We have refused to publish the candidature of Mr. Larrimore and other independents. In accordance with this rule from which thero will be no deviation, under any circurn cumstances, we omit the name of the gentleman alluded to from our columns. Bead notice in another column ot the committee on examination of teacheis for public schoo ls. Over six thousand voters are now registered. Tho Registrar is continuing Iiis round, aud we expect by the time he finishes, seven thousand voters will be registered. lie will begin registering in Opelousas ou the 18th aud continue until the 31st o f this month. SheriffDuson learned last week that one Dan Epps, colored, w ho kille d his j father last year on Capt. Sylvestre s j plantation, and escaped immediately j afterwards, was in St. Francisville, near I Bayou Sara. He immediately tele graphed to the sheriff of that parish to ; arrest him, which was done. As soon as the quarantine is raised Sheriff Duson will go after him aud bring him to this parish. Two cases of killing have occurred in this parish within the last two weeks. ! On the 80th of September oue Ch.nlie Thomas shot and killed Oneal Lavi (both colored) in Old Grand Prairie. It was a plain case ot se f-defence 011 tue , .„ 4., part of Charlie Thomas from the evi dence adduced, aud the dying declara tion of Lavigue taken before justice Quirk. Charlie was released from the custody of the sheriff ou his furnishing bond in the sum of $250 for his appear ance before the District Court. On the 4th day of this mouth Fran çois Lavergue died from a wound in flicted by Lucien Quibedeau, his nephew, in a quarrel on the night of the 28th of September, in Mallet. Quibedeau is now in jail awaiting Iiis trial before the District Court next month. By reference to thé proceedings of the City Council in another column, it will be seen that an important modification of the quarantine regulations has been made. Hereafter, all persons coming from a neigboriugparish will be admitt ed on producing a clean certificate to the satisfaction of the Police Board. Also, resident physicians and Ministers of the Gospel, who may have gone beyond the limits of the parish will be allowed to re enter the town, on presenting satisfacto ry evidence to the Board that they have uotbeen to any infected place. Such is the law to day, to marrow no man knoweth what it will be. The pub lic at homo and abroad are therefore warned.—[Lafayetta Advertiser. Kearny's "Reform," as explained by himself, is to turn every mau who owns property out of his home and auction off lauds, houses and bonds, and divide the proceeds among the hoodlums aud tramps. As thousands ot' workingmen own property, Kearney, the buccaneer, is left with only a constituencv of brutal tramps and—Ben Butler. Homey-handed son of a hod-carrier (loq.)— "Share all the money aqnally, that's what I say." wife of tbe same— "And phat would ve do wid your share, Michael O'Shauguëssey?" "Spind it like a brick, ye ould fool." "And phat would you do thin?" "Share it all over agin, av coorse; hand me down that pipe/' allers used me fust rate, Fil be blowed if she didn't. As tor voracity, 'Squire, holt. why, bless you, that was her big holt. \V1 }V. I ye seen that air girl eat a whole—' Here the Judge asked the wit ness if he understood the question. " "*■" See that every white mau in the parish is registered. A vote lost in November aiay result in disaster to the Democracy, [Ex. •V € eiwou' VOLUME 1. OPELOUSAS, LA., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1878. NUMBER 38. (Kr om tbe New York Tribune ] TJ)e terr ibl« news from the luteeted 'Dead on tlie Field of Honor. districts comes to us with one glimpse ot clieeifulneis ami hope—the conduct () f t j te noble men, both white and black, w | i() | J£lVÜ g 0Ue to nurse the sick. YVe want out readers to stop for just one moment and look at this matter. These • • --*■ * ■ nurses, who have gone out of the pure air of their own homes to the plague stricken towns, to handle and tenderly cart- for dead and dying men who are utter strangers to them, need a higher courage than any soldier marching into the thick of battle. They gain nothing, neither pay nor glory. Their victories are not watched by a proud country lor whose honor they gave their lives. It thev die, uo weeping nation will year Ii, year hang laurels on their graves. The ll iwatd nurse is only mentioned ■ii the papers as "one of twenty-five" l'ii living on such a date, or "oue of ■'twenty" who are dead. Iiis name no bodv 'knows. If he falls, his friends -.inly learn of it because he fails to re tain There is no burst of battle cry m- martial music to cheer his soul in ins last Struggle with death; in the future there is" to lie no roll-call of a victorious i'l-my, with proud ausvver to his name. " Dead upon the field of honor" He give« his life for some „oor plague stricken wretch, probably of less value to the vyorld than lnniselt, in the poisoned air of a solitary cham ber where there is none but God to know He is buried hastily in a name less -»rave, with shuddering and tear, and quicklime is thrown upon lus body. This sacrifice he makes out of pure love to God and humanity, and this sacrifice ; -. now making, not by one man, but by every one of the hundreds ot nurses t ent out by the Howard Association. Every one of theui carries his life in his hand as he goes. These men, too, be it remembered, are Southerners—the people who re "arded as our enemies not long ago, and whom we are apt still to regard as impracticable, idle and quarrelsome. It is worth our while to consider this thin" The newspapers lately have contained more than the usual amount of crime and mistiness. Neitheir foreign politics nor our domestic records have been calculated to raise our belief in the nobility of human nature or to suggest , fresh watchwords of cheer to the world. ! It is some thing to kuow that in our own country, among the people ot the very States which we have believed given over to corruption and fraud, a noble deeed is done with a modestv and akes it all the nobler. I silence which Wallflowers. . . ■ ' Y/; 1 , t° C0 1 u^es, is seen, and conquers Lct a gj r i on ly know how to enter j au( j comport herself in ball-room as I one who is accustomed to receiye atjeu [St. Louis Times.] Iu all social assembles there is sure to bo a row of wallflowers--plain girls who are accustomed to the position and ac cept it. The typical wallflower is the girl who is uncompromisingly plain, hopelessly dowdy and thoroughly re signed. She enters the room defeated, aud she instinctively goes at once aud occupies the spot which she is to retain for the rest of the evening. She conceals under lier fan the card which she knows will not be filled, aud instead of letting her gaze wander brightly round the room, she keeps it fixed on the floor, least anyone should suppose lier looking out for partners. Now, all this is very foolish, aud proves that she has no tact or managing talent. The girl who has got it, never remains a wallflower long. Where there's a will including iu the word the quantity of intelligence—there's a way of getting partners ; and a most proper and legiti *--- — — :t -It is not beauty atone ; ! tion, and she receives it. It is timidity, fear of failure, that goes to the wall. The thing is to have the proper air, the air of knowing what you are about, t he air of qnjet and self-assertion. Add to this the talent of dancing well, aud the battle is won. Now and then a couple of single wall flowers combine and make the best of the situation, by cheerily discussing something I hatinterests them both. This good policy as well as good sense i>i-| î^i, n-ns up every face, and an .ton as tlie «iris are seen chatting mer ily together, not only do they look the bet tei toi it, hut, they weai «in an_ t conspiracy which piques the other sex . . — j ^ ; aud prompts them to put an end to it by asking one, at least, to dance. "No girl of sense aud courage need re main a wallflower long, if she exerts herself to the co ntrary. A Bl oodless D uel. ONE OF the principals seizes his sec ond as a shield from danger. [From tlie Monticello Constitution.] A couple of colored gentlemen be. came involved iu a quarrel on Wednes day of last week at Simkins' livery sta ble, wheu Simkins suggested that they retire beyond the incorporate limits and fight it out in accordance with the code. The suggestion was promptly acquies ced iu, and in a few minutes all pre liminaries were arranged for a terrible death struggle. The location selected was the grove west of Dr. Taylor's resi dence ; Messrs. E. B. B. and W. D. S. volunteered their services as seconds, Mr. J. F., provided with a carpenters saw aud rule, was selected as the sur geon ; Mr. J. L., was to provide breech loading rifles, and Mr. T. B. S. was chief director. The principals were posted, the seconds and surgeons as sumed their respective stations, aud the rifles, loaded with blank cartridges, were placed in the hands of the belli gerents. Principal No. 1 was cool and deter mined, and evidently meant mischief, but No. 2 was nervous and excited, and wheu his eyes rested upon tlfe glitter ing barrel ot his gun, he exclaimed : " Look here, gemmen, dis ere gun's too bright for me ! " and attempted to leave the field. He was brought back, und notified that unless he " stood up like a man " his second would shoot him down, seized whereupon he dropped his gun, seized E. B. B.—his second—around the waist, and held him between himself and Iiis I antagonist. Tlie barricade was speedi ly removed, when the courageous uegro i fied from the held like a race horse, and thus prevented "murder most foul. Those who witnessed the, burlesque 011 the code duello describe it as rich be youd description, and at. least one. ot j the principals ?s pured of his bragging I propensities. | jj ie p Uîl y argument tlmt it is the duty of tIie cau didates to attend to this matter. ... Tllis is no for particular iudivid ua i 8 hut oue for principle, aud all are equally interested in the result. Thesuc ( . ess of the Democratic party is in the .' keeping of the people; there it is safely ! lodged and there let it remain. And let I the people bestir themselves for the hour j for action has arrived and blows—Lard I blows must be given, Young Hickory. IN. O. Picayune.] It is evident that Senator Tliurman has not attached undue importance to the evilsof the national banking system. He knows and has shown why nearly all capitalists interested in national banks must unite and perpetuate their privil ege. He has shown it up as a dangerous and corrupting factor in politics and leg islation. lie has shown how the gains of bankers are losses to the people. He lias shown why national bankers are in terested in bonds which isanational debt which is a " national curse." He has proven that the notes of national batiks are not needed in the general circulation and that legal tender notes may be sub stituted for them without inconvenience, to the great advantage of the Govern ment and the relief of tax -payers. In all this he has interpreted and formula ted the latent sentiment to the masses of American voters. He has organized an attak on the money powei which op presses the masses and hinders public prosperity. He has armed a battering ram of distroying energy with a massive adamantine head and aimed it at the wall of the enemy. He has declared a war which the power of the Democratic masses will prosecute to a victoiious i issue. As the immortal Jackson rallied Democrats to battle against the old Uuited States Bank, so Thurman rallies thepatriotsof another generation against a dynasty of money mongers vastly more potent and more dangerous. Remember. [Lake Charles Echo.] 1st—That it is the settled policy of the republican party in Louisiana to make no nominations for office, (except in overwhelming republican localities, ) but to vote solidly for indepedent can didates against the regular democratic nominees. 2dly_That, consequently, in every case where there is a democratic nom ination, an opposing independent can didate is the candidate of the republican party. 3dly—'That every man who supports an independent candidate against the democratic- nominee, is supporting the republican party, and openly seeking to defeat the democratic party. O utwitted by a C hinaman .—At a shoe store iu San Francisco. The par ties concerned were the proprietor ot the store and a John Chinaman. Ex amining a pair of boots, the price ot which was five dollars, John inquired; " How muchee you 'axeo for bootee ? In a spirit of waggery, it is presumable, "u-ner replied : " Two dollar and a halfee, John; very cneap uSl'î?": aintee. " Cheap bootee," said John, who there upon examined a pair, and concluded to buv, offered a quarter-eagle. .'But, said the dealer in leather, "this is only enough for oue boot. They are two dollars and a half apiece ; two boots cost five dollars." John was somewhat astonished, said he would not buy and demanded the return of his money, but the dealer was inexorable. " No, said the latter, " you have got one boot and have paid for it, now give me another piece like this and take the other. John saw the drift of the game and was at once resolved. " Well," said lie, " this bootee be mine, maybe ? I paul for he ! " Yes," said the dealer. "Aud yon no give me othe' bootee?" asked John. "Not without the money;" said the other. " Well." said John, " I do with the bootee what I please—I cuttee he up!" And thereupon Johu whipped out a knife, cut the boot to pieces, and threw it into the street, exclaiming as he departed: "That am my bootee; that other be your bootee ; you sell he to pext fool Chinaman what come along. At last accounts the boot dealer was looking for the man with the wooden leg to whom he might sell the odd boot, and thus save the expense.— [Exchange. I|e IJiiderstood. [Detroit Free Press.] Yesterday, when the black clouds gathered in the north aud betoken the coming of thunder-storm, a citizen who was cotuiugdown on a Jefferson Avenue car remarked to an elderly man beside him : ,, "A storm is portending. " Hey Î " inquired the other. " I say there are tokens of a storm ? " continued the first." " Hey ?" was the brisk inquiry again. "Appearances indicate a storm " ex claimed the citizen a trifle embarrassed. "Hey! What did you say about in delicate?" queried the other. " There's going to be a thunder storm ! " shouted the citizen, dropping his big words all of a sudden. "Ah ! Now I understand," said the old man—" going to be a thunder storm. Well, what do you want me to do about it ? " H ulled C orn .—This old-fashioned luxury is coming into style again, and as it is really a delicious dish when prop erly prepared, it may be acceptable to know the modws operandi of doing it right. Take a six-quart panful of ashes (hard -word ashes if possible, as they are stronger;) put them into an iron kettle, with three gallons of water; let them boil about five minutes; then set off from the fire, and turn in a pint ot cold water to settle it. Turn oft the lye and strain ; put it into an iron kettle, and put in six quarts of shelled corn ; put it over a brisk fire, and let it boil half an hour,, skimming and stinug frequently. The outside skin of the kernels will then slip oft". Strain oft the lve, and rinse thoroughly in several clear waters. When the lye is thus weakened, turn the corn into a large dish-pan, and turn iu water enough to cover it ; then rub thoroughly with the hands, till the little black chits come off- rinse aud strain off till the water looks clear; then put back Into a clean kettle, with water enough to cover it, and let it boil slowly. It will swell to more than double the first quantity. Boil till quite soft ; it may be necessary to add water occasionally ; stir often, so as not to burn at the bottom of the kettle : when quite soft put in two large tablespopnfuls of salt, and stir well. To be eaten with milk or butter and sugar. It is a healthy dish, aud though there is work iu preparing it, yet it is good enough to pay for the labor and trouble. It is good either hot or cold, apd was considered by our grandparents "• * or tbe greatest luxuries of and L but a very beneficial diet for îuvali it is so stdble or nutritious as Indian corn. Smaller quantities can be pre pared by using less lye and corn.— [Farmer's Wife in Country Gentleman. No prudent man will marry a girl who 'bangs'her hair. The woman who bangs her hair will most likely bang her hus band. hole were all interest of them -lection Smashed Outrage Mill* IN. V. World. 1 The Republican " outrage mill " has been seriously damaged, if not sp«'il«l for future use. 1 he, testimony before Mr Potter s Congressional committee explains how that powerful machine has been run in Louisiana by lomautR fictions concerning assaults and by sticli ingenious devices as snooting hats. These, it now appears, gotten up to order in the ii Messrs. Kellogg and Packard foi tnect upon the Xort h, and as an excuse toi the invocation of tmops to P 1 '' 1 *-' while they were falsifying the returns. In South Carolina e ^ baggers stole money to parc Iu se legis lautres year after year, and tI M H money which the legislatures «PP ated. To sustain them m this do lb», plundering outrages were agaui ii«\e - ted and troops again 1 11 , \ , 11 ,oia i ob batr rule was a niixtute of biibeiy, iou bery , wholesale slander and ba.voiict ruk' such as was never seen on ea ^ The arrest ot such men as Kim,I; ». 'e order of tho apprehension o - " 1 ' n the testimony about Louisiana hav e pc mauentiy impaired the usefulness ol the outiage mill. That piece ot liuiiibugat least has disappeared from our p«> »us. It is somewhat significant that the pol ti cians who pretended to believe m out rages and insisted upon Hoops are now the loudest in their cry for Grant in1880. Giantism was part and parcel of the Southern plundering scheme, and the man on horseback is needed to set the outrage mill iu motion again. But as, on the other hand, efficient working ot the outrage mill is needed to make pos sible the man on horseback, we need be under uo immediate apprehension on that score. A German iu New York bein^r asked how much sour-krout he had put up foi winter use' replied: 'Tse not got much; little more as ten barrels, shust ior sick ness." Proceedings of flic Police •fury. O pelousas , October 7th, 18T8. The Police Jury met pursuant to adjournment. Present : R. R. Littell. President ; D. P. Saizan, G. T. Hawkins, E. Dubuisson, S. Haas, H. J. Guillory, F. Savoy and B. E. Clark. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. On motion of Mr. Guillory, Resolved, that the voting place tixed at D. P. Lafleur's, m Chataignier, be abolished. Voting aye : Guillory. Hawkins aud Savoy. Voting nay: Dubuisson. Saizan, Clark and Haas. . , . On motion of Mr. Hawkins, Resolved, that the voting place in Plaisance be tixed at Joseph Vidrine'8 store. , On motion of Mr. Hawkins, Resoived, that the sum of twenty-live dollars per month, until the 1st of January, 1879, be and is hereby ■mnroi.r'ated to maintain a free ferry over Bayou . C.»urtableail at the place known as 1 On motion of Mr. Savoy. Resolved, that 800 feet of lumber be and is hereby appropriated t.x rpiwir tli« brulireë un ilie public road, unuer r — , . ,. 11T1 rt(»p to repair the bridges 011 rue puouc lo.tu, unut. the supervision of M. Heylanrt , roau oversee Ou motion of Mr. Saizan, Resolved.^ that the the supervision of M. Heylanrt , roau oversee Ou motion of Mr. Saizan, Resolved.^ that the | sum of seventy dollars be and is uereoy appro ; it, to so is of but who hus printed to pay Mr. F. Richard for buildfng a bridge over Beraud's canal. Mr, Blackshear 011 the part of tlio committee appointed at the last meeting of the Jur^ to examine and report the probable cost of repair ing Garrigues bridge, made his report ou the same; when ou motion of Mr. Savoy, Resolved, that the sum of one hundred dollars be and is hereby appropriated torepair Garrigues bridge, aud that tho same committee be and are hereby authorized to sell the said work to the lowest bidder and receive the same when completed. On motion of Mr. Haas, Resolved, that where as the committee appointed at the last meeting of the Jury to examine and report the probable cost of repairing Debaillon's bridge have failed to report, therefore be it Resolved,, that the sum of one hundred dollars be and is hereby appropriated to have Debaillon's bridge re paired, and that A. Z. Vidrine, Damon Deville and U. T. Blackshear are hereby appointed a committee to sell said work to tlie lowest bidder and receive the same when complete. To the Hon. President aud members of the Police Jnrv of the parish of St. Landry ; Gentlemen—We flu-, undersigned committee appointed by your body, a»!; of von the priv ilege of making the fol owing report iu regard to the bridge needed over Wikott" s bayou. Iu consequence of the impassibility of finding banks suitable for such purposes near the resi dence of Daniel Lyons, as designated, we beg the privilege of locating said bridge about 4 of a m le lower down. For the building of this bridge «000 feet of lumber, exclusive of that that Is good m the oid one, are necessary. It is our humble opinion tint said bridge can be bui t for the sum of five hundred and fifty dollars (550 001 which may it please your body to appropriate for said purpose. Respectfully subuiiited, R. R. Lyons, ) A. Arceneanx, > Committee. H. M. Andrus ) On motion of Mr. Clark, Resolved, that tbe above report be received, and i hat the sum of five hundred and fifty dollars be. and is hereby appropriated to have said bridge built, andthat the same committ.eo be authorized to sell the same to tlie lowest bidder and receive the work when complete. To the Honorable President and members of the Police Jury of tlie parish of St. Landry : Gentlemen—We the undersigned committee appointed by your Hon. body, to examine and report the probable cost of building the bridges across the gully near Hayes' bridge and over Bayou Long Point, near the residence of Wm. Riley, make the following report, viz : That we have examined the said Bayou's and find that the bridge across the gully will have to be 70 feet long and 12 feet wide, and the one across Long Point Bayou 75 feet long and 12 feet wide. It is our humble opinion that said bridges can be built for the sum of three hundred dollars, by using white oak timber, except the flooring. We therefore ask your honorable body to grant us an appropriation of three hundred dollars to build the above bridges. Respectfully submitted, Thos. Laughlin, 1 Isäac Hayes, > Committee. R. B. Sloane, ) On motion of Mr. Clark, Resolved, that the above report he received, and that the sum of three hundred dollars be and is hereby appro priated to have the said bridges built, and that R. B. Sloane, A. Rasberry and W. Higginbotham be and are hereby appointed a committee to sell tlie work to the lowest bidder and receive the same when complete. On motion of Mr. Hawkins, Resolved, that one hundred and flfty l'eot of lumber be and is hereby appropriated for the public road under the supervision of S. R. Proctor, road overseer. The President appointed Messrs. Dubuisson, Haas, Clark and Savoy a committee to examine tlie vouchers in the hands of the Parish Treas urer. for the monies paid by him, whereupon Mr. Haas reported t hat they had examined and counted the vouchers presented by the Parish Treasurer, amounting to seven thousand one hundred and ten 78[00 dollars ($7110 78[00,) which amount corresponded with the entries 011 his books, and he moved that the vouchers bp can celled, and that tho Treasurer have a credit for that amount on his'books. Carried. The Police Jury appointed the following com missioners and "clerks for the several voting places iu the parish : Opelonaas—Court House—P. J. Lefebvre, C. F. Burr, B. Martin, commissioners; W. G. Bell, clerk. Bellevue—School House— M. R. Wilson, J. P. Smith. C. A. Frazee, Jr., commissioners ; J Mc Dowell, clerk, Plaisance— J. Vidrine's store— Y. D. T.edoux. U. T. Blackshear, Joseph Frilot, commissioners; Patton Blackshear, clerk. Grand Coteau— Dunbar's store—M. Andrus, II. M. Dunbar. C. P. Smith, commissioners; J. O. Richard, clerk. Coulee Cfophe—P. D. Richard's— L. Tliibodeau, G. Delahousaye, Jolin Che vis, commissioners; E. C. Gardiner, clerk. Leon ville—L. Carrière'«— F. Robin, E.C.Roger W. J. Hargroder, commissioners; Jules Frilot, clerk. Barry's Landing— D. P. Saizan's— L. E. Melan çon, Joseph Soileau. C. G. NewchurcU, com missioners; C. H. Melançou, clerk. Cburchville—Morris' store— O. S. Smith, Char les Clow, W. C. Gordon, CQir.u.issiouers; J. L. Morris, clet'l,. Waxia—School Honse— S. W. V/. Taylor. M. Bihm, I^cocg, commissioners ; P. King, clerk. Niggerfoot—McHenry's store—J. H. Lester, A. C. Simms, Theoduie Godeau, commissioners ; Z. McBride, clerk. Washington—Town Hall— M. D. Kavanagh, Alfred Lonallier. C. Antonio, commissionrs ; F. McSico'ls. clerk. Lower Bayou Bœuf— School House—G. A. Wikoff, J. W. Danuiels, J. M. Edwards, com St. e missioners; F. Carter, clerk. Big Cane— Godchaux's store—L. G. Sloane, <\ .1. Thompson, E. Mixer, commissioners; C. Simmons, clerk. Upper Bavou Bœuf— L. Stage's store—J. <>. Brouson, E.'C. Milburn, W. W. Porter, commis sinners; Aleck Stagg, clerk. OUI Grand Prairie—P. Stage's store—Alfred Stagg, M. Roberi, V. Rideau, commissioners; Ozeniè Fontenot, clerk. Bayou Chicot—Haas' store— T. H. Thompson. H. G. 'J ubre, T. L. Scott, commissioners ; F. M Singleton, elerk. Ville Plate— G. Gulllory's store— Ben. Lafleur. E. Latour. Gerau Fontenot, commissioncrs ; L. Vidrine, elerk. Chataignier—D. P. Lafleur's store— Dorvil.e Laflcur, Azelien Manuel, Alex. Roujean, coni liiissione's; 1>. P. Lutteur, clerk. Mamouth — J. B. Saucier's —J. B. Landreueau, J. 15. Saucier, L. Bacon, commissioners; A. Lahave, clerk. Mallet—J. Sullice's— F. Jonbert. G. Dui'iisseau, C. Prud'homme, commissioners; Willis Eves, clerk clerk Bull. T. Faquetaique—Joseph Frugc's— K. Stagç, Z. Huber, ( t Prud'homme, commissioners; k Fontenot. clerk. Church Point—Barrouse's store—J M . raylor, II. Barousf, I). B. Hayes, commissioners; \ . v. Breaux, clerk. I'laquein tie Brulee -Foreman i Duson s store— l.i' Haralson, O. Hayes. J. II. I.umi kins, commis ioners; R. J Marshall, eleik PoupeviSle— Arenas' store—R.. .I v McClelland, Win. Barver, commission! is, Numa ( 'haetiere. clerk. Men 1.'cut au —Maignaud'sstore— L. V. Fremont P. Fi out, Andrew Henry, commissioners; los. Roy, clerk. Point aux-Loups—Cart's store— Louis Cart. P. Semar, Yves Sensat. commissioners ; M. Pousson clerk. I'he Police Jury as a committee of the whole proceeded to examine the claims unpaid and on tile against the parish, when the following claims were approved : E P Veazic justice peace fees in road cases.$5'2 50 J O Cliachere i lerk fees 9 25 St Landry Democrat printing 27 .70 I) H Quirk fees as coroner 30 00 Wm Curley " " " 10 00 L Pitre " " " 10 00 J Bacon " " " 10 00 Dr E Thompson port mort body C Fontenot 2. r > 00 ,T B Fuselier juror on inquest 2 juror on inquest. Charles Bertrand " " " Se.lestin Fontenot " " " V Z Fontenot " " " Fergus Fuselier " " " J Dognez " " " Thompson Bihm " " D Maux 3 woolf scalps E Darby 1 hauling lumber ZJones " " J Medecia work on jail C F Burr guarding convicts.. E S Andrus " " LE Littell •' " G C Voorhies 2 00 2 00 2 00 25 00 10 00 5 00 48 00 34 00 16 00 14 00 On motion the Police Jury adjourned until Monday, November the 11th. 1878. R. H. LITTELL, President. Attest: C. M ayo , Clerk. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. JVotice ! There will be held an examination of appli cants for certificates of qualification as teachers in the public schools of the parish St. Landry, 011 Monday the 25tli inst., between the hours of 10 o'clock a. m ., and 5 p. m. All teachers are required to pass a new ex amination, as all past certificates are held of 110 validity by the committee 011 examination, etc. " Oct. 12-at For Sale or Rent. That fine cotton plantation, the property of Win. S. Donuell. Esq., situated 0 :1 Bayou Bœuf, ten miles above Washington, containing 400 acres open land, all under a new plank fence, i cabbins, corn cribs, dwelling house, new gin i lous ,.. j urn ished with an 80 saw stand, steam aud eor. ; a j) 0 f the most | | ^ .«ttern ■•"prov eu pattern. M. d. kavanagh, •Washington, La. JUDICIAL ADVERTISEMENTS. piTBt/IC SAIiE. PROBATE COURT, PARISH OFST. LAFDRY. NO. 3989. ESTATE OF LOUIS SIMON*. By virtue of an order of the Hon. the Probate Court, of the parish of St. Landry, there will sold at public auction, to the highest bidder, the undersigned administrators, or any duly qualified auctioneer, at the lastjpsideuee of the deceased, in Prairie Mamiuoutlr, parish of Lanilry, 011 WEDNESDAY, Novemberl;ith, i878, the following described property belonging the estate of Louis Simon, deceased, to-wit: 1. The plantation, the last residence of the deceased, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, situated iu that part St. Landry, known as Mammouth, containing e ghty-two acres more or less, bounded north, south, east and west by public domain. 2. Another tract of'wood and prairie land, situated in the same place, containing one hundred and sixty acres land being the undi vided half ot eighty by forty.) bounded north and east by Augustin Belaire Fontenot, south by Edward Simon and west by Edward Simon. '3. About, fifteen or twenty head of horses and mares, ranging in Johnson Cove, about s head of horned cattle more or less, ranging pine woods, nine head of sheep, one oi l c.alacbe and set oid vvheela, one lot of old farming utens Is, and many other articles tonumerousto men' 10a Terms—Cash. Ji AN BTE. DUROUSSEAU, AUGUSTINE L. SIMON, Oct. l'2-5t Administrators. oct 12 -kb J^OTICE OF ADMÜSISITIIATIOIV. PROBATE COURT, PARISH OF ST. LANDP.Y, NO. 4027. ESTATE OF ANTOINE RIVIERE. Whereas, Sylvanie Sonnier of the parish of of St. Landry, has applied by her pétition to be appointed administratrix of the estate of Antoine Riviere, deceased, late of the parish of St. Landry. , .. Therefore, any person intending to make op position to said appointment, will file the same in writing in my office, in the town of Opelousas within ten davs from the present notice. t a um n r'« 4 r-TTTi-Rl.' f JAMES O. CHACHERE, Clerk. pVBLIC SAIE. 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 St. Landry, there will be sold at public auction, to the highest bid der by the undersigned administrators or some public auctioneer, ât the last residence of the deceased, 011 Bayou Teche, in the parish of St. Landry on SATURDAY, November 2d, 1878. the following described property belong ing to the estate of Louisa Déjean, deceased to-wit : 1st. A tract of wood and prairie land situated in St. Landry, known as Point Clair, containing about 200 superficial arpents more or less', bounded north hy Coale de Manne, south by the heirs of "Francois Marks, east by land o'f Déjean and others and west by Benjamine Dejcan. 2il. The undivided one-fourth interest in a certain sugar plantation, situated in St. Landry parish, in that part known as Prairie Laurent, containing ten arpents front by a depth of eighty arpents more or less, bounded noirth by Bayou TCclie, south by land of —-Marks, east by Napoleon Roliin and Belizair Arnaud and west by lanus of Mrs. Widow C. A. Gre venburg. Terms—Cash. MARIE DEJEAN, ARTHUR SIMON, BENJAMIN DJiJEAN, Sept. 28— Ct jo jut Administrators. ; ; Sept. 28— Ct jo jut Administrators. S HERIEE'g SALE. DISTRICT COURT, PARISH OFST. LANDRY, No. JQ1Ö». MARIE JULIE ÜAIGLE, 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 hid, ter, at the Courthouse of said parish, in the town of Ope lousas, on SATURDAY, tlie 19th day of Octo her, 1878, at 11 a'cTock a. m ., the following des cribed property, to-wit : A certain tract or parcel of land situated in the parish of St. Landrjvand lying on the west bank of the west fork of the Bayou Plaquemine Brulee, bounded on the south by said Bayou, on the north and east by land of widow Stanton, on tlie west by the domain, containing six hun dred and forty superficial acres. Terms—To be sold on acredit of twelve months, purchasers furnishing bond and security ac cording to law, aud paying all costs and taxes in cash. C. C. DUSON. sept 28 Sheriff of the Pariah of St. Landry. i I104 JI OM IAI, AI» Vs:»t i l «i K AI 1:X rK. pi BI.U MAI E. ESTATE OF NAPOLEON L. PITRE. By virtue, of an order of the honorable Farisli Judge of St. Landry, dated the 191 h September, 187f, I will, either by instrumentality of the sheriff or some other public officer of St.Landry or in my otlicial character sell for cash, 011 WEDNESDAY, the 2,!d day of October. 1878, at the late residenco of Napoleon L. Pitre, de ceased. in Plaisance settlement, the following property : t. A certain plantation situated at said place, containing i:is arpents, bounded north by public road leading from Opelousas to Ville Plate and lu- Julien Joseph, south by Mrs. Christoval liupre, east by Pau 1 Lambert andwest by Clias. N Pitre and by Julien Joseph. 2. Two tracts of woodbind situated In the Plaisance woods, one containing 4") arpents and one containing to arpents. :i. Y lot of gentle stock, a lot of sheep, a lot of ixcii. hors mar plemciUs. ( household Terms—t bngir.v nd kitch ish. Sept. 2l-5t-hlg mules, aratory ini , one sugar mill and pans, 11 furniture. LOUISE J. PITRE, Administratrix. DIICIIII'F'S WAS,«'.'. PARISH COURT. PARISH OF ST. LANDRY, NoS. is:,9 aud 1898. SAM'L E. RUNDI.E, AGENT, VS. LOUIS DESMAR VIS. By virtue of a writ of fieri facias issued out of the Parish Court, iu and for the parish of St. Landry, in the above entitled suit,and to me directed, 1 will proceed to sell at public auc tion, to the liigucst bidder, at the CourthousC of said parish, in the town of Opelousas, 011 SATURDAY, the 19th day of October, IH78. at 11 o'clock v. M.,thefollowiugdeacribedproperty, to-wit : One store-house now occupied by Etienne Veltiu. together with (J> oue quarter arpent ot ground 011 which said store is situated fronting on the public road, leading from Opelousas to Bclievue, bounded west by Jules Cliachere, south by Jules Chacherc aud North by corpora tion line of town of Opelousas. Terms—To be sold on a credit of twelve months, purchaser furnishing bond and security according to law, and paying all costs and taxes in cash. C. C. DUSON. sept 14 Sheriff of the Parish of St. Landry. JList of Jurors. S tatt, of L ouisiana, ) Parish of St. Lanilry. ) Be it known that we the undersigned mem bers of the jury commission, did on the2Hth day of August A. I)., 1878, meet at the Clerk's office in the town of Opelousas, parish of St. Landry, for the purpose of drawing a jury fur the special term of the District Court of the 8tU Judicial District, under section 5, act 44 of the regular session of 1S77. and all the members being present, iu presence of the others, drew from the general venire box, oue at a time, the names of the following fifty persons to compose the grand and petit jurors, for the first week of said Court, commencing Monday tho 11th day of November A. 1>., 1878, a list of whom was then aud there kept by tho Clerk of Court, James O. Chaclicre; and in our judgment a jury being required for the second and third week of tlie term, we then and there proceeded as in drawing the first fifty jurors, to draw thirty additional names to servo as petit jurors for the second week, and thirty additional names to serve as petit jurors for the third week ot the term of said Court. And we the Clerk and commission did then aud there place the names drawn as aforesaid, for each separate week, in separate envelopes, and sealed and indorsed the same with the week, for which tliey were respectively drawn, which said envelopes, containing said names, were then and there placed by us in a jury box provided fertile purpose, which after depositing said names therein as aforesaid, was sealed and locked by us, and placed in the custody of the Clerk of the Court, for use at the next term of Court. LIST ill <-KANl> and PETIT JDHOHS FOlt F1HST be by St. to of ven in Joseph Ulger Roy Laurent Berridon B F Ilaidesty Pierre Berna >e Alfred Bonnet Isidore Frete Jos Latiolais Pr Mark Lazarro Trcville Rideau Win M Jackson Joel Vanoy Jos Dubordieu John o Richard Win Sa r ver W F Long François Joubert Theodore Flash Valcour Soileau Felix Last rapes Henry Chaclicre A C Simms F Fuselier Charles Parker J B Meginley J W Alford week : Saml Kaufman Forestier Richard Arcade Sensat Clins Melançou Lucien Perrodiii Aaron Linton Victorian Ramos J E Debaillun David Courville. Joseph Roy F M Bonite Alph Reed Jessie Laughlin Nolle Pitre E W Roy J B Dinare Savoie S 1 ' Fuselier T S Richard Napoieon McBride Moses Green John ( 'hevis C F Garland Willie Randall W .1 Hazlewood M Roberi .1 It StCyr Alex Thierry Win Ii Rogers Jr LSI Roger Tille Boutte A D Hawkins Pierre Dueliarme F M Wartelle Sol Loeb Dillard Harmon Aleck McGaffey Edgar Roudreau Leon Hebert Thos H Urilcy ,1 S Haw second week Ter .1can sonne Clias S Holller Henrj D Roy W Cason D B Hudson J C Cumuiings Oscar Rhodes Auguste Perro-1 11 l'ierre Jeansonnc François Geauthicr L L Andre Jean P Landrenea'i Joseph Lachapelle Samuel P Clark Nelson Lartigue of be St. op thikd week : \rville Rider Aurel Arnaud A V Lyons Cornelius Donato J Ii Bergeron D B Hayes Francois Richard Fred Millspaugh Martin Guidry Samuel Cart G A French T B Dailey E Sechscneider Vaisiu Dupre Alfred Duliou Eli Mi-Daniel Homer Lavergne Eugene Bell Jules Godeau ~ H B Taylor Etienne Latiolais Evaristc Vidrine S Jacobs F W Cason Louis Morris Samuel J Perkins Thos Dunbar James Webb Octave Prud'homme J B Bayard In witness whereof, we hereunto affix our signatures this 29th day of August, 1378. P. J. LEFEBVRE, C. MAYO, DIOMEL DURIO, JOHN SIMMS. JAMES O. CHACHERE. Clerk. September 7-9t Registrar's Notice at 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. 9tli. Prud'homme City at T. C. Chacliere's Sept. 10th. Point-aux-Lonps at Cart's Sept. 12th. Faquetaique at Zenon Huber's Sept 13th. Faquetaique at F. Dupleehin's Sept. 14th. Chataignerat D. P. Lafleur's Sept. 16tli. Ville Plate at Yves Vidtine's Sept. 17th. Mammoth at Aurelien Guillory's Sept. 18th. Pine Prärie at Charles Johnson's Sept. 19tli. Pine Wootls at Blaekshear's Mill Sept. 20th. Bayou Chicot at Sam'l Haas' Sept. 21st. Upper Bayou Bienf at Louis Stagg's Sept. 23d. Big Cane at Hav ird & Simmon's Sept. 23th. Negro Foot at McHenry's Sept. 20th. Atcliafalaya at A. A. Richard's Sept. 28th. Waxia at School House Sept. 30th. Barry's Lauding at D. P. .«aizan's Oct. 1st. Washington at Town Hall < let. 2d. Lower Bayou Bœuf at School Honse Oct. 3d. Grand Prairie at Paul Htagc's Oct. nth. Plaisance at Francois Dupre's Oct. 7tu. Prairie Laurent at Martin's Oct. 8th. Leonville at Maboux's (> t, 9th. Grand Coteau at. Dunbar's Oct. 10th. Coulee Croche at School House Oct. 11th. Church Point at Jean Barrousse's Oct. 12th. Plnq. Brulee at Foreman Dnson's Oct. 14th. Queue Tortue at D. Bernard's Oct. 15th. Mermentau at J. Mires' Oct. lGtb. Mermeuuiu at Maignaud's Oct. 17th. The last two weeks previous to the election at Opelousas from 7 a. m . to 1 p. m ., and from 2 v. M., to 6 i'. m ., being October 18th, 19th, 2l8t. 22d, 2od, 24th, 25tll, 20th. 28th, 29th, 30tll am,31 * t ADOLPHESTAGG, Taken Up. A black and white spotted ox. with an illegi ble brand, a crop and under bit in the left ear aiid an under slope in the right ear, about, 8 years old, has bee roaming around Moudville for one year past, is a confirmed fence breaker, 'the owner will J) I ease come forward, prove property, pay charges and take him away, otherwise he will tie sold according to law. LASTKAPES & WARTELLE, Sept. 21-41, Moundviile. T HIE WASHINGTON, OPELOCIA« -AND NEW ORLEANS TRANSPORTATION CO., Carrying I'. 8. malls, STEAM KU fanchon, H. II. BROAD, Master T heo . Jörns. Clerk. Leaves New Orleans every Tuesday 6 1". M Leaves Washington every Saturday 10 x. H. STEAMER M i N N i E , Leaves Washington ex cry Wednesday 6 a. k., connecting at Red River Landing with steamer Natchez. . , Steamer Minnie will carry mail and P;f';'n gers only. u-tr Always Ready! NEVElt TIRED ! ! The public and my friends are respectfully informed that I have opened a Grocery Store ou Landry street, opposite L. Skinner s gun smith shop, «'all and judge of everything for vourselves. Cheap lor Cash. r " Jan. 12-tf J - LASALLh. J^EMOVEI» RBM0VK 1 have removed the Opelousas Drug Store lo the corner of Main and Bellevue streets, the stand lately occupied by C. Koos. Hereafter the business of the Opelousas Drug Store will be conducted strictly 011 a Cash basis C. MAYO, Agent, aug 20-tf Sign of the Bin: Mortar. Oakland. Saw JfMill, OPPOSITE WASHINGTON, LA. I have on hand a choice lot of Atcnafalayn cypress lumber for sale, and am prepared to saw all orders for lumber at the lowest rates anil at short notice. On bills over WK) feet toilage paid by mill. S. R. WALKER. Jan. 19-3U1 Henry Ward Stecher, & FROM KENTUCKY, At Home IJurinu the Sea«an. $5 FOR THE SEASON, »10 FOR INSURANCE, Terms—Cask in Advance. Apply to the proprietor, JONES P. SMITH, feb 25-tf Bellerue. Wm. .Haton, Still continues the Undertaker'« btuln*»s 1» Opelousas, and will be thankful for patronage in his line. may JR- tf JPoinle-aux-IjOttps Springs. This pleasant and popular -watering P'ac« is now opened for the season of 1878. The im provements made and being made by the new proprietor have contributed equally to tha comfort and enjoyment of invalids and pleasure seekers. There are four different mineral springs, and five new bath houses, two for gen tlemen, and three for ladies. The main dormi tory has twelve sleeping apartments, fully fur nished. There are throe new buildings, with two rooms each, with bedstead, mattress and seats, to rent to parties desiring to board them selves. Thero are ten other rooms to rent. The hotel is amply furnished, and the table wilt be supplied with all the requirements of a flr»t class hotel. The medicinal qualities of the springs are already famous, iron largely pre dominating in one of then). Mrs. Miller will pay special attention to the wants of lady visitors. Board, #1.50 per day ; by the month, #:lS.no. Ample accommodations and feed for The proprietor has expended, and wi.t expend, a great-deal of money in improving the prop erty, and trusts that his enterprise will be suitably acknowledged. G. MILLER, jnne l5-3m Proprietor. House fainting 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., w ith promptness and at mo crate rates. He solicits a share of the public patron age. Work done on twelve months' credit by special contract. Orders left at tbe J ouknal office will be attended to. JACOB CUMMINGS. Opelousas. March 31st. 1877—tf rjtHE SUN MUTUAL FIBK INSUR ANCE COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS. One of the Oldest and Staunehest Cotnpaule« in the South. Hlsks 011 Sugar Houses. Gill Ilonscs. Stores and Dwellings taken at the Lowest Country Rates. JAMES I DAY. President, H. CARPENTER. Sec'y. WILLIS l'RESC'OTT, Agent, Washington, I ji . LOUISIANA EQUITABLE LIEE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS. The only Company in Louisiana that ban complied with the act of the Legislature In troduced and sustained by tlie St. Landry Senators, requiring a Reserve Fund for each Policy Holder. This Company lias paid to tbr> Families of Policy Holders 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, feb 9-tf Washington, La. W. W. CLARK President d. TYLER Secretary and Treasurer J. W. N'ORRIS Vice-Pre«iKM»% DIEBOLD Safe and. Lock Co., MANUFACTURERS OF FIRE AND BUKOLAR PROOF Safes. FACTORY, CANTON, Braach Office, 37 t'aaal 91.. O. feb 2C-tf ROY, Aceat., New Orleans, La. H. Spiro, WHOLESALE DEALER SMOKING AND CHEWING TOBACCO, HAVANA AND DOMESTIC SEGARH. PIPES, SNUFF, AND ALL SMOKERS ARTICLES. N«. 71 Orarier Street, New Orleans, La. Represented by ELIAS AARON8. june 9-ly Bricks ! Briefes ! ! F 1RS T Q U A I. I T Y . For Sale bj the Ilaadred or Thoa»aa4 f at CAMP HAMILTON PLANTATION, neak opelousas. inch 23-tf T. MILLER ANDERSON. .Votice to Taxpayers. The assessment roll ot the town of Opelonsa* : is now ready for examii ation and correction, j and will remain exhibited for twenty Ç20) day» i from date, at my office, post office building. P. J. LEFEBVRE, May ll-tf Town Assessor. A'otice! The law partnership heretofore existing be twe. n flic undersigned, under the stv le of "Garland A Dupre," has been this day dissolved by mutual consent. HENRY L. GARLAND, May ll-tf LAURENT DUPKK.