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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PARISH OF ASSUMPTION.
Vol. X. NAPOLEONyILLE, La., SATURD Y, JULY 21, 1877. No. 6.
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hand every artcle in the Grocery line and
are offered at very moderate prices. The
following are specially reouuanded :
Olive Oil. Vineger,
Black Pepper, Salt,
Sardines, Cod Fish
Yeast Powder, Potatoes,
Dried Apples, Onions,
Port Wine, Sherry
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ware, Axes, He ves, Broomns,Nails,
Shot, Powder and Caps.
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and you will be convinced that cheaper
Groceries cannot be bought elsewhere.
The only Steam Manufactury of Cno.ertio
nary in the South.
Silver Medala, Diplomas and Premiums
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..anufacturer and Wholesale Dealer in
stick Candy (the best niade), French and
Fancy Candies, Sugar Toys, Chocolates,
Jellies, Syrups, Fruits, all sorts of Dry and
Ginger Cakes, Fire Works, Surprise and
Cash Boxes, &c. &c.
38 OLD Lavzs STREET,
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
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Assamption Lodge No. 2.03
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Pike, S.-. W.*. ; Pierre Juliat, I.". W.-.;
Pierre J. Gilbert, P. M., Secy.; George
Drury. 8.. D.,.; Thos. K.McNeil, J.. D.'.;
Adolphe Badeau, Tyler.
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WM. M. MARKS,
Attorney and Notary Public,
GUION & FOLSE,
Attorneys at Law,
NAPOLEONVILLE, ASSUMPTION, LA.
Practice in the Courts of the Fifteenth
Judicial District,in the adjoiuing pariehes
%nd in the Supreme Court.
N .B.-L. U. FOLSE, Notarv Public.
CD. NICHOLLS PUGH, WWM. . H OWELL
Donaldsunville, La. Napole:inville, La
PUGH & HOWELL,
Attorneys at Law,
Will practice in Ascension and Assumption.
D. LEBLANC & W. GUION,
Attorneys at Law,
NAPOLEONVLLLE, ASSUMPTION, LA
BEAMIS & ARSNOLD,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Customn-Hou6, U;p drairs,
NEW .If!.LA , La.
Wiill give prompt xttcnt:o:c to any busi
ness in the city. ani. in the i'arishesof
Assumptipn and Lafourche.
. . . . . . . . . . . .
K R. N. SIMS,
Attorney at Law,
Will practice in the Parishes of Ascen
sion, Assumption, St. Jamps and St. John
ar Business promptly attended to.
ALBERT P. LAUVE,
Attorney and Notary Public,
. J. B. WHITTINGTON,
Attorney and Notary Public,
Will attend promptly to all business in
the Fifteenth Judicial District Court
and Supreme Court. 1
T~rHWUBSCRIBERS ARE FROM THIS
day Associated in the Practice of Medi
cine and the Firm is fouD & BosnDs.
JOsEi 1). FORD,
GasToN C. BQRDIS.
WVbeelright and Blacksmith
gQiriages, Buggies, Carts, Wagons, &c.
made and repaired atfNew Orleans prices.
Dj. PAUL HUM.BERT,
Pr ;orýms all operations on
the teeth in the latest and
most scientific manmer.
Consultations free, and all work gnaran
Oiee e No. 72 Railroad Avenue,
A. F. HICKMAN
Importer of Wines & Liquors
35, DECATUR ST.
Importer and Wholesale and Retail
Dealer in Liquors,
ALE, PORTER AND CIDER,
Agent for the
CELEBRATED AURORA LAGER BEER.
26 - - - - Conti Street - - - - 26
Between Chartres and Old Levee Streets,
LEON QUEYBOUZE. OSCAR BOIS
QUEYROUZE & BOIS
WINES And LIQUORS
And all X.ds of
WESTERN P _ODUCE,
AT THE B:LUE BTOiEs,
Cor. Old Levete & Bienville Sts.
H. H. HANSELL,
STATE OF LOUISIANA.
PARISH OF ASSUMPTION.
Succession of Berthol lionson and
Lazarra Gomez, his Wife.
BY VIRTUE OF AND IN OBE
dience to a decree of sale ren
dered by the Hon. the Parish Court
of the parish of Assumption, on the
6th of of July, 1877, 1 will offer for
sale at public auction, on the prem
ises in Brule Dalferes of this parish,
to the highest and last bidder on
Wednesday, August 8th, 1877,
between the hours of 10A. M. and 2
P. M. the following described prop
erty belonging to the above sucaes
1st. A tract of land situated in
the parish of Assumption, at the
place known as Brule Dalferes,
measuring three arpents, more or
less, front on a depth of seven ar
pen ts, more or less, between paral
el lines, bounded above by land of
Robert Maurin, in the rear by land
of Tratimond Melanon, below by
land of Julien Acosta, and in front
by a public road leading to the
main public road of said Brule: to
gether with all the buildings and
improvements thereon and there
unto belonging to the exception of
the buildings and Improvements
belonging to Vincent Fernandez
2nd. Another tract of land sit
uated at the same place as the pre
ceding and a little below it, meas
uring two arpents, more or less,
front on a depth of seven arpents,
more or less, between parallel lines,
bounded above by land of Desire
Acosta, in the rear by landP of Tr
simond Melangon, below by land
of Oscar Martinez and in front by a
public road leading to the main
public road of said Brule:- together
with all the buildings and improve
3rd. A lot of farming imple
ments, plowrs and one corn mill.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
The movable effects for CASH,
and the landed property, one-third
cash, one-third in March 1 R73,. ad
one-ehird in March 1879, represe, t
ed by thl notes of the purchasers
payable to the order of the admin
istrator of said succession, with in
terest from and after maturity until
paid at the rate of eight per cent
per annum, and secured by the
vendor's privilege and special mort
gage under the pact de non alienands
on the lands sold; the purchasers,
in case suit or other judicial pro
ceedings be instituted towcover
payment of said notes ori Ky part
thereof, shall pay ten per cent on
the amount sued <for, including
principal and interest, formattor
ney's fees, the same to be also sec
ured by the same privilege and
mortgage as the notes above men
N B. Actual corporeal possession
of the lands above described shall
not be given until the first of Jan
uary next, 1878; and Mr. Vincent
Fernandez shall have the right of
removing his buildings and im
provements from the firstly de
scribed tract of land by that time.
FRANK R. COMEAU,
Parish of Assumption, July 6, 1877.
Two Mules and One Horse.
Apply to FRANCOIS GAUDIN,
COIN RAILROAD Av. T IBERVILLE
P. LEFERE, Proprietaire.
La Barre es&pourvue de Vine et liqueura
The undersigned, having enlarged their
BRICK YAi)D with the intentioi ofearrv
ing their business on a larger scale, solicit
as heretofore the patronage of their
friends, and are now prepared to deliver
Bricks at all landings between Donaldcon
vil"e and Thihodaux at prices and condi
tion; to suit purchasers.
Subscription Price, $3 a Year.
Fifteenth Judicial District.
[Comprising the parishes of Assumption,
L.fourche, and Terrebonne.)
District Judg'e......-......Taylor Beattie
District Attorney........Seymour R. Snacr
Iegular ternms of District Court in As
sumption Parish open on first Monday in
May and first Monday in November.
E'ghth Senatorial District.
State Senators..........Hon. F. 8. Goode
.......... Thos. A. Cage
. -............Jonas Hughes
Parish Judge................. Alfred Tete
Clerk of the Court.... .....Thos. Divine
Treasurer .............. ..August Bulow
Tax Collector...............J. Thiae
Sheriff ................A. J. Echeverria
Coroner...... A... .....Jqhn Hickman
Parish Physician....... Dr. R. R. Beasley
Publio Administrator.... Hiram H. Carver
Wm. W. Pugh, President; Thos. D. Cox,
W. B. Ratliff, Emile Tallien, David Levy.
John Webre, Moses R. Hite, Bazdle (Grave
"Men of Straw-.-The Origin
of the Phrase.
It wopld seem that the above
designation is not exclusively ap
plicable to the particular class of
men who have borne it in
more modern times-4in other
words, that the despicable class
of individuals who, in ages gone
by, have constituted the "men of
straw," equally flourished, and
were patronized in the courts of
modern Europe and ancient
Greece. We are assured, indeed,
by a clever writer in one of the
London quarterlies (the number
we forget), that, in the courts of
ancient Greece, even, a class of
men answering precisely to the
description given in our caption
was to be found ; and from the
tact (notorious as it would seems
that "Athens abounded in straw
shoes," the inferenee is pretty
plaini that convenient witnesses
were by no means scarce among
the highly cultivated citizens of
Athens. The writer would seem
to intimate$ also, that, as in
Westminster Hall, formerly,
"these 'Men of Straw' walked
openly in. court, with a straw in
one of their shoes, to signify they
wanted employment as witness
es," so the probability would
seei to be that, while in the
Greek courts downright perjure
was manifestly connived at by
the judgei, so,-in Christianized
England, many years ago, men
could easily be found to givr any
evidence upon oath that might
be required-and hence origin
ated the saying, "he is a Man of
Straw." The custom, however,
has high antiquity, and, as corn
hmented upon by the writer in
the Quarterly Review, assumes
an interest (we had almost saidl
a fasciunation) not easily to be
resisted. WNe copy his conclu
ding remarks, verbatim, leaving
to the reader to infer how full
of novel and exciting matter the
Quarterly correspondent's com
uanicatiou must be. "We have
all heard of a race of men" (so
the writer concludes his article)
'-who used, in former days, to
ply about our own courts of law;
and who, from their manner of
making known their occupation,
were recognized by the name of
strawshoes. An advocate or
lawyer who wanted a convenient
witness, knew by these signs
where to find one; and the collo
quy between the parties was
br-ief. 'Don't you remember?'
said the advocate--(the party
looked at the fee, and gave no
sign; but the fee increased, and
the powers of memory increased
with it)- 'To be sure I do.'
'Then come into court and swear
it." Only we might be supposed
to be iealing in that mean weap
on, flattery, we could mention
; ,: -,° ] • :.. · . , . -i.
The merchant site at his lonely store,
Wondering why times are tight,
Expensee of all kinds by the score
And nothing that happons is right;
Bills fa!ling due, I'mrumed he cties,
And still he sits there, and won't ADvER
A man looked at his ulster
this morning, and fondly carress"
ing it, put it in a handy glace
with the remark, "I may need
you yet before the summer is
"Postal card proposals," read
Miss Pert indignantly, from the
Washington hews : "If a mali
has not got stamps enough for a
letter he has not got stamps
enough to be married. No cards
for me if you please.
-An importer of German lot
tery tickets is St. Louis has been
somewhat astonished to find
that he has been defrauding
the custom-house. It is claim
ed that the tickets come under
the head of "printed paper," and
are therefore subjected to entry.
It is human nature the world
over-the ice man leaves a cake
of ice at your door and says it
weighs eight pounds, abd three
minutes later, when you weigh
it on the scales, you find that it
has dwindled down to five
pounds. The heat you know.
-The Corry (Pa.) Tedegrap
says that it has just been dis
covered that one of the unenc
cessful ,candidates for postmas
ter there had a place in his house
filled with open edged cigar box
es at which he practiced through
the winter distributing the mail.
-Alongside of a submerged
rock which divers brodght up in
Newport, B. L, harbor a few
days ago, were founad seventy
five pounds of copper lying in
regular- plaits, which had been
rubbed from the bottom of
steamboatd which had struck
--Lena Dale wrote to a friend,
before jumping into the river in
Louisville : "When you receive
this my body will be floating
peacefully in the water." She
was rescued, and in prison she
said,- referring to the letter,
"And now to think I'm only in
-French comic journals are
in despair. The present politi
cal eituation had opened to them
a magnificent field for satire;
and now they are officially noti
fied that no illustrations likely
to prove'obnoxious to Env of
the foreign Governments will be
-Unlike bees, ants have two
or three queens to a nest. There
are three distinct classes-the
imperfect females, (the workers,)
the males and the perfect fe
males. Two ants working at a
time are apparently sufficient
tosupply a nest of three or four
hundred with food. When Sir
John Lubbock first noticed two
working for a whole nest he
thought they might be individ
uals remarkably fond of work,
so he remove4 them. Two oth
ers took their places in foraging,
and as soon as tiese two were
also removed two others took
their places. a
-A Manchester mechanic has
invented a horseshoe composed
of thred thicknesses of cowhide
compressed into -a steel mould,
and then subjected to a chemi
cal preparation i:- thinventor
asserts that it !iA tanger than
the commot' shoe and weighsf
only one-faikth as much, never
splits the hoof, and has no other
injurious influence on it; requires
no calks, even on asphalt; is so
elastic that the horse's step is
lighter and surer, and adb.eas
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