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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PARISH OF ASSUMPTION.
Vol XX. NAPOLEONVILLE, La., SATURD Y, OCTOBER 20, 1877. No. 19.
THE PERRTY STOR has always on
hand every arrle in the Grocery line and
are offered at very moderate' prices. The
following are specially recommanded:
oie Oil, Viimeger, °
... mmBlaaed F te,
BSardines, cod Fh
rl lifakerel, Pickles,
SDie . pples, Onions,
Port Wine, Sherry
Wine, Madeira Wine, Wine
ofIXe , .Cognacs of the best
CCasis dion dd'Or, Rhum Punch, St.Cru
B1h , OuiA i Marasehino,Holland
Gia4,Chartrense, Apple Brandy,
Peah Brandy, Vermouth,
Iostetter', Price and
eery, Cu teiry Tinware, Earthern
ýtAr l aueeH es B msNails,
and~ yp ill be onvinced that cheaper
roorrie esanot be bought elsewhere.
The onaljteam Manufactury of Ono eto
Sary in-the South.
Silver edalse, Diplomas and Premiums
Anufacturer and Wholesale Dealer in
Iatick . t.ad the best made), French and
Jenoa ,n , r oa houog tea,
Jeies, S rests all aort of Dry and
s Aa t . s, Surprise and
sfOw Lawa r 8sawr,
NEW OBLEANS, L.
LweOnt FPmaie . Oacar Fo8ee"
Francioni & Folse,
-woo `95 Decatur Street.
Ln "AL ADVYANOS MADE ON CON
Assump~'ton Lr No.. 203
Ofioscru for the euing r v.- W
4trPJliea Wt W.
Pierre rr.So ; George
Adolphe s9~ea Tyler.
keels awry second and >as.t iursday
of each mouth.
THE -CENTENNIAL MEDAL I
The Truth at Last!
At the 45th, Ehbitieon of the Amercan
Institute Pairip thie er 'the sow. a
walme wet retainendmi by the judges,
and arovd b the umanimona vote of
the 1n ofor.th the Ouost
Goe aA iit nder the
tof gold) is to be- awarded
caý, e : u ha , *dsu , o
Exhibfitinli othe Aeic~ai~n Intitnute
t h e ct y o f NYew Yo rtk . I t o a n bex
oily fot a ma4hh ieprod41et, oproe of
gvreat. decided mportanas o
more thannuI merit an: d then osly by
Amo& mda fort ow1b Mel Board of Truste,
upon the - '*g tepo ft of three Eji*+a.
w oee ret* rh ll ieaLfy to the above
haveh o -v ty Of the
It will - ben s 'aeen- n ththt the "~Howe"
still le i$ a we ohMl
the land . n award ofjhe-ea
Rail ~~: - ' 'ltbf ' DBTENNLiTdla
Y-ia WpW&MVWnU3 cO..
185 Cs~atra zanu ý " EW OB EAN8
V7 So. 151 tCA IR St.,
fie, icgm rta Qý9 'H9lall.
Two . kutels and One fjeru.
Apply to FANOOiB GAUDIN,
Attorney an4 Notary Public,
GUION & FOLSE,
Attorneys at Law,
NAPOLEONVILLE, ASSUMPTION, LA.
Practice in the.Courts of the Fifteenth
Judicial District,in the adjoining parishes
and in the Supreme Court.
N .B.-L. U. Fors~, Notary Public.
ED. NIcuous PUHa, WM. E. HowELL
Donaldsonville, La. Napoleonville, La
PUGH & HOWELL,
Will practice in3Aacenasionand Assumption.
D, LEBLANO & W. GUION,
Attorneys at Law,
NAPOLEONVLLLE, ASSUMPTION. LA
BEAMIS & 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,
Wtll practice in the Parishes of Aecen
ion, Assumption, St. James and St. John
4 $Bosiness 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.
Tr~E SUBSCRIBERS ARE FROM THIS
lday Associated in the Practice of Medi
cine and the Firm is FoaD & BORDIS.
Jos-eH I). FORD,
GQshroN C. BORDIS.
March 1. 1875
Wheelright and Blacksmith,
Carriages, Buggies, Carte, Wagons, &o.
made and repaired at New Orleans prices.
A. F. HICKMAN
Wholsa1f e Grocer
Impoerter of Wines & Liquors
ss, DECATUR ST.
LEON QUELYOUZE. OSCAR BOIS
WINES And LIQUORS
And all Kinds of
AT THE BLUE STORES,
Cor. Old-Levee & Bienville Sts.
DL PAUL HUM3BERT,
Performs all operiftO One S
the teet h i the latest and
most eietiho manner.
Coenstatram free, and allwork guwaf
`T..~ N. S~I Und·lasad ~Avdlue,
lmeitm u Wbhe aso and RetaLil
Dealeriin f lpnors,
ALE, OIRTEE AND CbER,
Agesn for the
CeLaIIRthI mJMIL LAWB BID.
26 - Conti Street - - - 26
B erepC heartTO d COld Le[ee meets,
Saddlery ad Saddlery Iardwt.
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
221 3JLGAZINS. AND 74 Goxikow St
ARRIVAL OF AN
FALL & WINTER GOODS
AUCTION FOR CASH
RUINOUS LOW PRICES!
and which will be
Sold Very Cheap.
My Stock is complete in every
Department, and I invite my friends
and the public in general to come
and be convinced that
can be bought at my Store for less
Money than in New Orleans.
Calicoes at 5 cts. a yard.
Cotton-flannel, 10 "
Jeans, 15 " "
Cottonade, 15 " "
Red, White and
Blue Flannel, 25 " "
corsets, 50 " a piece,
Towels, 10 " "
BLANKETS, SHAWLS, PLAIDS,
I call special attention in the line of
Jus received, sach as
One of the handsomest and cheap
est assortment of DRESS GOODS
ever presented here, at
:1 COeatm a Trarcl.
A full Assortment of
MEN'S, YOUTH'S and BOYS'
CLOTHINGS on Hand.
The largest assortment of Furni
ture over brought to this Market,
BEDSTEADS, ARMOIRS, BUR
At astonishing Low Prices.
STOVES of all SIZES.
SAVE 25 010 and buy your goods at
N. B.-Agent for the celebrated
WILSON SEWING MACHINE.
NOTICBE TO TRAVELERS.
The Stage carrying the United States
Mail leaves Napoleonville daily (Sundays
excepted) et 6 o'clock A. M., arriving at
Doasldsopville at 9 o'clock.
Returning, leaves Donaldsonville on the
arrival of the train from New Orleans and
itake passengers to all points on Bayou
Lafourche to Napoleonville st reasonable
For passage, ly at the Washington
Hotel, Napoleone, and City Hotel at
CORNER OF RAILROAD AVENUE AND
The Bar is supplied with the best Wines
i.t iney at Law,
N 'QLEONVILLE, LA.
Will attend promptly to all business en
trusted to him in the Third and Fourth
Subscription Price, $3 a Year.
Fifteenth Judicial District.
[Comprising the parishes of Assumption,
Lafourche, and Terrebonne.1
District Judge.........Taylor Beattie
District Attorney ........SeymourR. Snaer
Regular terihs of District Court in As
sumpthon Parish open on first Monday in
May and firs L Monday in November.
Eighth Senatorial District.
State Senators..........Hon. F. S. Goode
.......... Thos. A. Cage
Representatives. ...........George Drury
Parish Judge................Alfred Tete
Clerk of the Court..........Thos. Divine
Recorder..:........ George Washington
Tax Collector.................J. C. Thiac
Sheriff .......... ..... A. J. Echeverria
Parish Physician....... Dr. R. R. Beasley
Public Administrator ....Hiram H. Carver
Winm. W. Pugh, President; Thos. D. Cox,
W. B. Ratliff, Emile Tallieu. David Levy,
John Webre, Moses R. Hise, Bazile Graves,
Humorous and Characteristic Pas
sages Older than the Nation.
I will point out that one of its
nlost humorous and seemingly
characteristic passages is of a
date much older not only than
of our war of independence, but
than our colonial existence; in
deed, if it could be traced, its
origin, like that of most good
things, would be founi to be
hidden in the darkness of remote
ages. I refer to this stanza:
"Yankee Doodle come to town
And wore his striped trowsers:
Said he couldn't see the town,
There were so many houses."
In the "Contes du Sieur Gal
liard," by Tarbourot d'Accords,
is the following passage: "Chas
cum me disoit que je verrois une
si grande et belle ville; mais on
se mocquoit de moi ; car on no
la pent voir a cause de la multi
tude des maisons qui empechent
la vue." That is, "Every one told
me that I should see such a large
and handsome town; but they
mocked me; for one could not
see it because of the multitude
of houses that hid the view."
The Sieur Gailliard here is, as
his name indicates, a roystering
blade, rather rustic withal. On
another passage in this silly so
called "national song," I shall
venture to remark in passing,
because I have found that many
people did not understand it,
"Yankee Doodle came to town
Upon his little pony;
Stuck a feather in his cap,
And called him Macaroni."
So, in'"The School for Scan
dall," Sir Benjamin Backbite's
epigram, "Done in the smack of
a whip," is,
"Sure never were seen two such beautiful
Other horses are clowns, but these maca
To give them this title I'm sure can't be
Their legs are so slim and their tails are so
A hundred years ago the,slang
name for a certain sort of fop
was "macaroni." He was dis
tinguished chiefly by the strange
way in which he dressed his
head; one part of his coifure
being an enormous club, braid
or tail of chair that hung down
his back; and he wore feathers
and other fantastical things in
his hat, and was generally a very
'pitiful and ridiculous creature,
and, Sheridan hints, weak in
body as well as in mind.
Richard Grant White in Galaxy.
A Frenchman, who attempted
to solve the problem of life, gave
it up thus: When I lost spy
wife every family in the town
offered me another; but when I
lost my horse no one offered to
make him good.
The Green eyed Monster.
Frank Schmidt and another
man love the same little Ger
man widow, who has
"Two eyes of pine dot dance aroundt,
And lips like so much honey;
And she owns a house on Hastings street,
And in der pank has money."
The little widow has made no
choice between them, and it has
happened that both have called
on her at the same time. There
was jealousy, of course, but it
did not break out in a row until
Friday night. Then both lovers
met at the gate as they came to
pay her a call. They glared at
each other a moment, and then
sailed in and hammered each
other, and nearly tore down all
the fence, Schmidt was caught,
while the other escaped.
"Oh, jealousy, where is thy
sting!" exclaimed his Honor as
he heard the story.
"I dinks he lif up on Cada
rine street," gloomily replied
the prisoner as he felt of his
"Do you love that little wi
dow ?" asked the court.
"Vell, I likes dot cottage house
and dot money in der savings
bank," replied Schmidt.
"Does she seem to love you ?"
"I gan't dell. Somedimesshe
smiles at me, like dis, but I
doan' know yet."
"Have you ever asked her to
marry you ?"
"Not quide. One time I say
I likes her more as dunder."
"Well, jealousy is not a crime,
and I think I will let you go.
Why don't you go up therd
this morning and ask her to be
your wife ?"
S"'I vhill. I shall dell her dot
is the sentence of dis shury."
"Yes, you may tell her that.
You can go now."
The prisoner turned, and hap
hening to look out of the win
dow he saw a sight to freeze his
blood. In the alley stood his
hated rival, and beside him was
the little widow, both smiling
and chuckling over Schmidt's
"Crate Hevens, but look on
dot i" gasped the prisoner as he i
pointed to the alley. •
"Given dead away !" whisper.
ed the Judge, as he looked alid
"I shall shump into der rifer
right off queek !" exclaimed
Schmidt, and he hurried out and
down the street.
The Turkish method of reek
oning the days is a constant
pitfall to European editors who
are not well versed in the mat
ter. In Turkey they begin each
day with the night before it.
Thus Thursday begins with the
sunset of Wednesday, and Thurs
day night is what we call Wed
nesday night. Those who quote
the Turks verbatim with regard
to any night are apt to get
tangled up in their chronology.
Bob Ingersoll says that cook
ing is one of the fine arts; that
it takes far more sense to be an
excellent cook than a tolerable
lawyer; and that he is a good
cook himself and has no other
accomplishment of which he is
so proud. And he adds: "There
ought to be a law passed making
it a crime punishable with im
prisonment in the penitentiary
to fry beefsteak."
Battlebone's *youngest boy is
a genius. This other day he
learned how to whistle, and in
the evening just before tumbling
into bed, he puckered up his
month and began to whistle in a
slow- measured manner. "Why,
my little son, what, are you do
ing?" "Why, ma, rm whistling
Not Much Ahead.
A man with the most lone
some ,expression an artist ever
conjured up for canvas halted
at an eating stand on the Cen
tral Market yesterday and said:
"My good woman, I have
been robbed of eight thousand
dollars in this eity."
"Poor manr " she promptly
"Yes, robbed of eight thous
and dollars, and I am a hundred
miles from home, and hungry
"And you want something to
"You shall have it. Sit right
He sat down and she gave
him some coffee, a piece of meat
and a biscuit. When he had
finished eating he said:
"Madam, did- you really be
lieve my story?"
"No, sir," she answered.
"You thought I lied, did you?"
"I knew you did."
"But you gave me food."
"So I did My boy found a
dog yesterday and gave him
more than he could eat. I sim
ply gave you what was left to
save filling up the slop-pall."
"Madam," began the man as
his mouth commenced to draw
around, "Madam, I-I don't see
whether rm ahead of the dog
or the dog ahead of me on this
thing, but I know you're ahead
of both, and I feelsick. Yea
played it well, and if there'sany
dying declaration in my ease I
won't mix you in. Bye-bye, old
gal--rm falling fast."
When Prince Gortschakrif
heard of Thiers' death heliasd
to have exe med : "Another
light put ou-and Europe did
not see any too clearly before I"
A Philadelphia dancing imas
te, is said to be about introduc
ing a new dance expreusly for
fat people. All the performers
have to do is to it." hiek.
The State of Virginia offers a
ounty of $1, for the scalp of
wery gray fox and $1 50 for
An engagement of marriage
is little less sacred than an ac
Subscribe to the Pro -a
only $3 per annum.
BRICKS I BRICKS! I
The nude *gned, having enlarged their
BRICK YAD wih the ntentlonofearry
ing their business on alargereale, eolicit
as heretofore the patronage of their
friends, and are now prpared to deliver
Bricks at all landings between Donaldson
vile and Thibodauxi at prices sad m nadi
tions to suit purchasers.
DUGc AS& TRIJX1LLO,
Sp" Constantly on hand a upply of
Having been newly fitted up,' Is now
fuily prepared to acaommodate aB thee
who will honor it with their patronage.
.thing has been spared to make this
popular 4IUTEL a home itrthe tryavling
All persons holding claims agafnet tihe
School Board of this Parish, are notimed
to file the same without delay with Augest
Bulow, Treasurer of t. Schoo Beard of
Parish of Abfumpta n
TH ODAUX FOUNDRY
KEE E A .iODLEY,
Are prepared toii '6 ea *p.rq,
at the lowest prices.
We have refitted the Paandery wifbthe
moet improved tool., and solit aeof~ina
ance of the Planters' patronage.