The Times Picayune New Orleans LA 9 Jan 1868 Dr. Matherly
Louisiana. Tbe white people of St. Landry have asked for a return to Opeloneas of the United States 1 trcops, taken away bv Mower. The negroes who, last summer, were going about in great numbers, armed, are now drilling, and are foinied into prospective military forces, aud i one of their number lately declared himself ready to lead them to the conquest of the plantations. Avouthoti, eon of ur. liobcre, ot !t. Landry, was shot at hia father's house, at ' dtrk, on the 2Cth ult., by some person un - 1 known. The Courier, of the Teche, commence! its nineteenth year of publication on the 1st inst. May it live three score and ten. Un Christinas night, at a negro ball, three miles from Alexandria, a low white mxa named Bias Despallier killed a freedman named Wesley Biown. The " trooly loil" sheritr, who was appointed by Mower, allowed Despallier ;o escape. The mall rider between Farmerville and Downsville has been using a private key to inspect the contents of the mail bag he rode on.' We do not doubt his loyalty, as he must have tasen the test oath. Have not the "trooly loil " a right to steal ? Col. Charles E. Brogles, who commanded a Georgia regiment in the C. S. A., returns his thanka very expressively to Dr. A. C. Taber, surgeon 20th U. S. Infantry, stationed at Monroe, for services given to the son of Col. B., who was sick and destitute at, Monroe. Col. B. thinks that the acts of humanity and kindness he was able, during the War, to bestow on Federal wounded and prUoners have been now compensated in an nnlooked for manner. A yellow man, who had beaten Dr. Math - erly of Tensas parish, who had accused him of stealing cotton from him while in his employ and who is accused ot being a very bad character generally, guilty of arson daring the war, etc., was killed by a strange white man nxmed Lee, to whom he had given no provocation "on general principles." Lee drove him out of a store and shot him down, and then made his escape, bat returned after going two miles, laid down by a tree and went to sleep, and was thus captured aud brought in. A company of 0th U. S. regulars is now stationed at St. Joseph. Tbe planters of Teneas are about to agree on the terms of Libor contract with fr;ed - men. , A negro named Thomas Stark has been found drowned in Bayou l'laqaemine. lie had been in town, got druuk, and lost his balance crossing the bayou. There have been two deaths by yellow fever within a week past in Cypreniont, in St. Mury parish. There is to be an 8th of January celebration at Franklin, and Geo. Hancock is invited to attend. Some negroes, accused of horse stealing in St. Landry, are in jail in Franklin. Tbe ne - uroes of St. Mary threatened to rescue them, bnt the determined atiitodo of tbe white people acd the advice of some sensible black men prevailed over the incendiary advice of the vagrant white Jacobins.