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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PARISH OF ASSUMPTION.
VoL XX. NAPOLEONVILLE, LA., SATURD AY, JULY 7, 1877. No. 4.
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to t- 15 at reaonable
and City Hotel at
THE PERRY STORE has always on
..d every article in the Grocery line an4
are offered at very moderate prices. The
following are specially recommanded:
Ulive Oil, ineger,,
Black Pepper, Salt,
S Sardines, Cod Fish
Yeast Powder, Potatoes,
Dried Apples, Onions,
Port Wine, Sherry
Wine, Madeira Wine, Wine
of Xeres, Cognaca of the best
bralds, Anisette, (Ma3ie Brissard)
Caesie du Mont d'Or, Rhum Punch. St.Cruz
Rhum, .nracoa, Maraschino,Holland
Gin, Chartreuse, Apple Brandy,
Peach Brandy, Vermouth,
Hoetetter's, Price and
Crockery, Cutelry Tinware, Earthern
ware, Axes, Helves, Brooms,Nails,
Shot, Powder and Caps.
Call at the
and you will be convinced that cheaper
Groceries cannot be bought elsewhere.
The only Steam aanufactury of Cno.eetio
nary in the South.
Silver Medals, Diplomas and Premiums
LEO N MEDAL;
SUCCEBSOB TO SNEBST TURPIN,
.fanufacturer and Wholesale Dealer it
,tick Candy (the best made), French and
Fancy Candies, Sugar Toys, Chocolates,
jllies, Syrups, Fruits, all sorts of Dry and
Ginger Cakes, Fire Works, Surprise and
OCash Boxes, &c. &c.
38 OLD L.VEz STaarr,
NEW OBLEANS, La.
Laureut Francioni. Oscar Folee.
Francioni & Folse,
No 5 St. Lotus Street.
LIBERAL ADVANOES MADE ON CON
Assumption Lodge No. 203
F.. & A.. M.'t
Ofiere for the ensuing year :
Geo. G. Garner, P. M., W.'. M.*.; F. W.
Pike, 8.*. W.-.; 'Pierre Juliat, I.. W.'.;
Pierre J. Gilbert, P. M,, Secy.; George
Drury, S.*. D.'.; Thos. K.McNeil, J.'. D.-.;
Adolphe Badeau, Tyler.
Meets every second and last Thursday
of each month.
"Saturday Night I
OUR TERMS FOR 1876.
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per annum, $1.50 per six months, $1.00 per
four months all payable in advance.
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to be paid in advanee at the office efpubli
cation, went into effect on the let of Janu
ary, 1875. This postage we shall ourselves
pay, thus giving our subscribers the
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you, free of charge, a number of specimen
copies of the paper, so that, with them, you
can jive your neighporhood a good can
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year to one address, or each copy to a
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Getters up of clunbe of eight copies can
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Meney should be sent us either by Poet
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provide as fa as possible against its loss
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wie, musn be addressed to
DAVIS & ELVERTON,
'P roprieteores of aly "
WM. M. MARKS,
Attorney and Notary Public,
GUIO N & FOLSE,
Attorneys at Law,
NAPOLEONVILLE, ASSUMPTION, LAI
Practice in the Courts of the Fifteenth
Judicial District,in the adjoining parishe.
and in the Supreme Court.
N .B.-L. U. FOL.m, Notary Public.
ED. NICHOLLS PUGH, WM. E. ROWELL
Donaldsonville, La. Napoleonville, La
PUGH & HOWELL,
Attorneys at Law,
Will practice n Ascension and Assumption.
D. LEBLANC & W. GUION,
Attorneys at Law,
NAPOLEONVLLE, ASSUMPTION, LA
BE4MIS & ARNOLD,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Custom-House, Up Stairs,
NEW ORLEANS, La.
Wiill give prompt attention to any busi
ness in the city. and in the Parishes of
Assumption and Lafourche.
R. N. SIMS,
Attorney at Law,
Will practice in the Parishes *f Ascen
0iou, Assumption, St. James and St. John
a.Buslness promptlyattended to.
ALBERT P. LAUVE,
Attorney and Notary Pyblic,
J. B. WHITTINGTON,
Attorney and Notary Public,
Will attend promptly to all busineasin
the Fifteenth Judicial District Court
and Supreme Court.
Tr~HEB'UBCRIBERS ARE FROM THIt
Ldy Associated in the Practice of Medi
cine and the Firm is FORD & BoRDIs.
JOSEPH I). FORD,
GAsTox C. BORDIS.
March 1. 1875
Wheelright and Blacksmith,
Carriages, Buggies, Carts, Wagons, &c
made and repaired at New Orleans prices.
DB. PAUL HUMBERT,
Performs all operations on
the teeth in the latest and
most scientific manner.
Consultations free, and all work guaran
Oee No . B Railroad Avenue,
A. F. HICKMAN
Importer of Wines & Liquors
35, DECATUR ST.
Importer and Wholesale and actill
Dealer in Liquors,
ALE, PORTER AND CIDER,
Agent for the
CELEBRATED AURORA LAGER BEEB.
26 - - - - Conti Street -- - - 26
Between Chartres and Old Levee Streets,
LEON QUEYBOUZE. OSCAR BOI8
QUEYROUZE & BOIS
- Dealer in -
WINES And LIQUORS
And all Kinds of
AT THE BLUE STORES,
Cor. Old Levee & Bienville Ste.
H. H. HANSELL,
Saddieryaud Saddlery lardware.
NEW OBLEANS, LA.
22 JAGAWMt ST. AID 74 Coxxo~oiT.
STATE OF LOUISIANA.
15Ta JmDICIALz DIsTICT COURT.
PARISH of Assu.PIroN .
Joky Webre, Jr. vs. Y. A Pittado.
BY VIRTUE OF AND IN OBE
dience to a writ of fierifacias
issued out of the Hon. 15th Judicial
District Court of the State of Loui
siana, in and for the parish of As
sumption, in the above entitled and
numbered suit, dated the 5th day
of April, 1876, directed to the
Sheriff of the parish of Assumption,
and a duly certified copy of said
writ made and certified to onthe
20th day of May, 1876, by E. P.
Helluin, then sheriff of said parish.
I will offer for sale at public auc
tion to the last and highest bidder,
ht the Court House in Napoleon
Saturday, July] 7th, 1877.
between the hours of 11 o'clock A.
Mi. and 4 o'clock P. M., the follow
ing described property seized in
the above ,numbered and entitled
suit, to-wit :
A certain frame building saw
mill, engine, boilers, fixtures, ap
purtenances and everything thereto
attached, appurtenant and belong
ing; the same being situated upon
the following described property
belonging to N. A. Pintado, viz :
1st. • The east half of the south
west inuarter of section No. 10 in
township No. 13 south, of range No.
13 east, and
2nd. A portion of land lying in
the south, east quarter of section
No. 10, in township No. 13 south of
range No. 13 east.
Said above described saw-mill
building, saw mill, engine, boilers
and fixtures, &c., will be sold in
block, and the purchaser of the
same shall be entitled to a delay
of thirty days after the sale within
which to remove the same from tie
above described landed property
ef N. A. Pintado.
Terms and Conditions-CASH.
A. J. ECHEVERRIA, Sheriff.
Napoleonville, May 31st, 1877.
STATE OF LOUISIANA.
PARISH oF ASSUMPTION.
" No. 1163.
;Succession of Armtlise Landry,
deceased widow of Gedeon
WHEa.s, Jean Baptist Gundry of this
Parish, has petitioned the Court for Let
ters of administration on the the estate of
Notice is hereby given to all whom it
may concern to show cause within ten
days why the prayer of said petitioner
should not be granted.
I By order of the Court.
THOMAS DIVINE, Clerk of Court.
Assumption, La., June 9th, 1877.
STATE OF LOUISIANA.
PARISH OF AsSUMPTION.
In the matter f the Succession of
Celestine Aucoin, deceased
widow of Victor Savoy.
Notice is hereby given to the creditors
and all persona interested in said succession
to show causo within ten days from the
present notification, if any they have, or
can, why the account presented by Clair
ville J. Savoy, administrator of said suc
cession, should not be homolo..ted'and
approved, and the funds distributed -ln
By order of the Court.
THOMAS DIVINE, Clerk 6f Court.
Assumption, Ia., June 9th, 1877.
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
Keeps constantly s full assortmdat of
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry.
All works entrusted will be attended to
with promptness and despatch.
H. H. CARVER ,
Attorney at Law,
Will attend promptly to all busmnes en
truated to him in the Third and Fourth
Subscription Price, $3 a Year.
Fifteeath Judicial Ifistrict.
SComprising the parishes of Assumption,
Lafourche, and Terrebonne.]
District Judge.............Taylor Beattie
District Attorney ........ Symour R. Snaer
Regular terms of District Court in As
sumpthon Pat ish open on first Monday in
May and first Monday in November.
Eighth Senatorial District.
State Senators..........Hon. F. S. Goode
Thos. A. Cage
." ..........Jonas Hughes
Parish Judge...... ..........Alfred ete
Clerk of the Court..........Thos. Divine
Becorder........ George Washington
Tax Collector.................J. C. Thiac
Sheriff.................A. J. Echeverria
Parish Physician....... Dr. R. R. Beasley
Publio Administrator... .Hiram H. Carver
Wm. B. Pugh, President; Thos. D. Cox,
W. B. Ratlif Emile Tallieu, David Levy,
John Webre, Moses R. Hite, Basile Graves,
The House of a Rusaian
When a Russian merchant be
comes rich he builds for himself 4
a fine house, or buys and thor
oughly repairs the house of some
ruined noble, and spends money
freely on inlaid floors, gigantic
mirrors, malachite tables, grand
pianos by the best makers, and
other articles of furniture made
of the' most costly materials. Oc
casionally-especially on the oc
casion of a marriage or death in
the fatmily-he will give magni
cent'banquets,and expend enorm
ous sums on gigantic sterlets,
choice sturgeons, foreign fruits,
champagne, and all manner of
costly deli.acies. -But all this
lavish, ostentatious expenditure
does not effect the oidinary cur
rent of his daily life. As you en
ter those gaudily-furnished rooms
you can perceive at a glance that
they are not for ordinary use.
You notice a rigid symmetry and
an indescribable bareness which
inevitably suggest that the ori
ginal arrangements of the up
holsterer have never been modi
fled or supplemented. The truth
is that by far the greater part of
the house is used only on state
occasions. The host and his fam
ily live down stairs in small dirty
rooms, furnished in a very differ
ent, and for them a more com
fortable style. At ordinary times 4
the flue rooms are closed, and
the fine furniture carefully cover
ed. If you make a visit depoli
tesse after an entertainment at
which you have been present,
you will probably have some dif
ficulty in gaining admission by
the front door. When you have
knocked or rung several times,
some one will probably come
ronnd from the regions and ask
you what you want. Then follows
another long pause, and at last
footsteps are heard approaching
from within. The bolts are drawn
the door is opened, and you are
led up in a spacious drawing
room. At the wall opposite the
windows there is sure to be a
sofa, and before it an oval table.
At each end of the table, and at
right angles to the sofa, there
will be a row of three arm chairs.
The other chairs will be sym
metrically arranged around the
room. In a few minutes the host
will appear, in his long double
breasted black coat, and well
polished long boots. His hair is
parted in the middle, and his
beard shows no trace of scissors
or razor. After the customary
greetings have been exchanged.
glasses of tea, with slices of
lemon and preserves, or perhaps
a bottle of champagne, are
brought in by way of refresh
ment. The female members of
the family you must not expect
to see, unless you are an intimate
friend; for the merchants still
retain something of that female
seclusion which was in togue
among the upper classes before
the time of Peter the Great. The
host will probably be an intelli
gent but totally uneducated and '
decidedly taciturn man. About
the weather and the crops he
may talk fluently enough, but
will not show much inclination
go beyond :these topics.
Rather a remarkable manifes
tation of caution in birds was
recently developed on a farm
near Sterling, Whitesides coun
ty, Ill. Around the place are
cottonwood trees, in the branches
of which, in former years, the
pigeons have built their nests.
This year, however, the pigeons
have not built a single nest on
these trees, but have established
their summer houses on the
plowed ground within the circle
of trees. The friend who relates
this singular departure from the
ordinary laws that govern the
pigeon family, deems it an indi
cation of coming high winds,
tornadoes, pr other atmospheric
disturbances, which would ren
der their former 'high life' un
pleasant and dangerous. On no
other principle can this problem
be solved, so far as is now known
of the habits and customs of
these feathered favorites. What-.
ever the -reason, the subject is
worthy of a thought asan unusual
Science is ever progressing. A
new kink of scarecrow has been
invented. No longer will the
helpless corn-fields have to rely
for protection on the traditional
and tattery individual composed
of an old straw hat'and stuffed
coat, whose rags. flatter wildly
in the breeze, and whose picta.
resque attitude reminds one of a
drunken tramp suddenly trane
fixed by being skewered with a
pole. This new scarecrow, says
the Scientific American, "al
though a terror to the crow, is
especially well suited to fields
subject to the inroads of small
birds, and even chickens. It in
volves the artificial hawk made
from a large potato and long
goose and tourkey feathers. It is
astonishing what a ferocious
looking bird of prey can be con,
structed from the above-simple
material.; It only remains to
hang the object from a tall, bent
pole and 'the wind will do the
rest. The bird wilt make swoops
and dashes in the most threat
Even the most inquisitive of
venerable hens have been known
to hurry rapidly from its dan
gerous vicinity, while to small
birds it carries unmixed dismay."
There is a wide-spread belief,
amounting almost to a certainty,
that when a wo'man sees a mouse
she will utter a piercing shriek
and either faint or mount the
nearest chdir. A woman in Sa
cramento is endeavoring to lead
publie opinion in an opposite dir
ection. She sweeps out the
Mechanics' Exchange Hotel. She
saw a rat. She saw him, went
him one better, and sallied after
the rodent in real earnest. Out
the door he went, with the broom
stick tapping the pavement close
behind him. Reaching the street,
he dodged into a hole under the
sidewalk on the other side of the
alley, and lookers on thought the
sport was ended. Not so, how.
ever; the plucky woman ran her
bare arm into the hole and drew
the rat fqrth in triumph, and
dashed him forcibly to the ground
before he had a chance to turn
and bite. Here she deliberately
despatched him with the broom
The cucumber season has set
in and it man is waked up at 2
o'clock in the morning, after
dreaming that an elephant is sit
ting on his equator, to experience
a violent regret that he has not
attended church more regularly
in his youth.