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SOFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PARISH OF ASSUMPTION.
Vol. XX. NAPOLEONVILLE, La., SATURD &Y, AUGUST 11, 1877. No. 9.
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Fifteenth Judicial District.
[Comprising the parishes of Assumption,
Lafourche, and Terrebonne.]
District Judge............Taylor Beattie
District Attorney .......Seymour R. Snaer
Regular terms of District Court in As
sumption Parish open on first Monday in
May and first Monday in November.
Eighth Senatorial District.
State Senators.......... Hon. F. S. Goode
.......... Thos. A. Cage
Parish Judge....... .. .... Alfred Tete
Clerk of the Court..........Thos. Divine
Recorder......... George Washington
Treasurer ................August Bulow
Tax Collector ................. . C. Thiac
Sheriff .............. .....A. J. Echeverria
Parish Physician....... Dr. It. R. Bealey
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Wm. W. Pugh, President; Thos. D. Cox,
W. B. Ratliff, Emile Tallieu, David Levy,
John Webre, Moses R. Hie, Bazile Graves,
The vegetable and fruit crops
of this year have been unusually
abundant in this parish. Cabba
ges and tomatoes, particularly,
were raised in profusion, the
supply being so far in excess of
the demand that it did not pay
to transport them to market;
consequently, untold quantities
of these delicious vegetables were
allowed to decay in the gardens,
only benefitting the soil with
whatever fertilizing properties
they may possess. In a few rare
instances they were utilized and
conserved in an other form. For
example, Mr. P. E. Durand, who
had a large surplus of cabbages
in his garden, converted them
into sourcrout, which, he states,
not only equals but excels any
that he ever purchased or tested
during a long mercantile career
emenating from the Western and
Eastern markets. This result,
however, was probably attained
by the extra care taken in select
ing the most perfect heads and
removing all the green leaves
until only the snow-white heart
of the cabbage was left. He was
then fastidiously nice in prepar
ing his barrels, cutting the fruit,
arranging the same in layers of
uniform thickness, etc. None but
the purest salt was used.
We have some Pennsylvania
Dutch blood in our veins, dilut
ed, it is true, to the thinness of
split silk, yet we confess that a
dish of friend Durand's sourcrout
developed all the hereditary epi
curean tastes of our Teutonic
Cabbagesenough to stuff every
Dutchman in Louisiana three
times a day for six months, were
abandoned on Bayou Lafourche
alone this season.
But what about tomatoes, out
of which the sauoEpar excellence
is made ? We received a few
bottles of tomatoe catsup the
other day from Judge Tete, made
from the superabundance of his
crop, which was pronounced by
a connaisseur in such delicacies
superior to any imported article
he ever tasted.
Every family in the parish,
this year, could, with 'little ex
pense, have made its own sup
ply of pure, appetizing tomato
catsup, and enough over and
above its own consumption to
pay the small expenditure inci
dent to the preparation of this
favorite table luxury. In every
family we will find an abundance
of pyramidal tomatoe catsup
bottles, the accumulation of
years ; so, for a while at least,
we can save the expense of buy
ing new ones. Estimating that
each small family consumes one
bottle of this catsup per week,
which costs here, at retail price,
25 cents a bottle, and it saves
$12 per annum. Take our basis
and extend the calculation ad
infinitem, and you will be as
tounded at the amount of money
that can be retained in a State,
whose immense resources cannot
be even approximately ascertain
The late Charles Steinman, an
intelligent, frugal German, once
said to a planter who was buy
ing vinegar, that no person in
the sugar-growing region should
ever buy it; "That you all," ad
dressing himself to the planter,
"throw away more than you
make every year ;" and suiting
the action to the word, he pro
duced a bottle of vinegar manu
factured from the refuse of
the same planter's sugarhouse,
which, he asserted, was equal to
the best cider or wine vinegar
sold by New Orleans dealers,
and tenfold better, stronger and
more wholesome than that con
tained in the bottle of his plan
We confidently believe with
the lamented Steinman who was
esteemed as a wild theorist; be
cause he was constantly experi
menting in order to arrive at
great truths (for after all we
learn almost everything by ex
periment and but little by in
duction) that we waste enough
ifthe Southern States annually
to enrich all the paupers of
England, Germany and France
with our own country thrown in.
It is therefore refreshing to
note the fact, that our people
are rapidly awakening to a true
sense of their best interests, and
begin to take care of the cents
and let the dollars take care of
themselves. A close perusal
and critical investigation of the
Col. Dennet's agricultural side
of the New Orleans Weekly
Picayune, will prove more en
tertaining and benificial to the
patriotic lover of Louisiana than
all the heavy essays on political
subjects ever written.
Last spring a gentleman here,
who is the fortunate owner of a
large garden, tried the following
successful experiment to change
the nature of stiff black land or
buck shot soil : The soil was fer
tile but difficult to work and not
so well adapted to gardening
purposes as the sandy soil. To
remedy this, he hauled a
sufficient quantity of alluvium
from near the waters edge of the
bayou to cover a square of this
black land six inches in depth.
On this square he planted his
ca bage plants, and without the
aid oNtiy other fertilizer reap
ed an abundant crop of large,
round heads, equal to the
b~st grown in the parish. The
mingling of this rich sandy de
posit with the black stiff land
rendered the soil light and easy
to cultivate. He is now engag
ed in covering all his squares
with this deposit, fully believing
that no more superior fertilizer
exists. If this be true, and
it certainly proved so in this
particular, we have at our own
door, an inexhautible supply of
the precious article.
From the extensive garden of
P. E. Durand, Esq., we acknowl
edge the receipt of a basket of
the largest, ripest and best flav
ored tomatoes we have ever seen
here or elsewhere in lower Loui
siana. They are of the Hathway
Excelsior variety-the' earliest
Mr. Durand's passion for gard
ening and his firm belief that
the result of his experiments is
satisfactory, has stimulated him
to further exertions in the pro
duction of the rarest vegetables.
With the Jerusalem artichoke,
which a Western horticulturist
lately said produced only tabors
scarcely fit for anything except
animal food, he has succeeded
If the vahable life of our in
telligent young horticulturist is
spared until the next Fruit
Growers Fair, he intends to enter
the list and measure lances with
the most expert fruit and vege
table growers. Mr. D. keeps him
self constantly supplied with the
best agricultural works and pa
pers, and speaks very highly of
Col. Dennet's side of the New
Th I .saet Varnwiear
The Last Warning.
If the young gentleman, whose
ancestral jungles are located in
the wilds of Africa, does not
immediately, if not sooner, de
sist from netting our pretty lit
tle "papes" or gold finchs, which
he employs for mocking-bird
bait, we will file him on Judge
Tetes penal docket. In our
humble judgment the ostensible
bird trappers engage in this oc
cupation to no good purpose.
It enables them more effectually
to reconnoiter in closer proximi
ty your enclosures and thus
facilitates a thorough inspection
of the poultry yard. We sour
on such ornithologists, and sin
cerely promise these violators
of the game laws that we will
We owe thanks to the popu
lar steamer Robert Young for
late papers and other appreciat
ed favors. The officers aredaily
gaining ground in public esti
ination, and we wish Captain
Terrebonne and his boat suc
cess. Much obliged, Edgar, for
late New Orleans papers.
The editor of the Thibodaux
Sentinl is rivalling Stanley, the
great African explorer-he has
been to New Orleans, St. James
and Napoleonville, and from
late accounts, is now in search
of the source of the river Teche.
"Oh, what is home withoutanother."
Sang a widower acquaintance of
ours the other evening; we did
not Wait to hear the widow's