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CHARLES DUPATY. EDrroR.
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on the day of sale.
EVCommunications may be addressed
simply "PtoRE Ra, Napoleouville, La."
Anonymous letters, communieation, etc.,
of any nature whatever, intended for pub
licatimn in the Pioxr.a, must invariably
be aceompanied by the real name of the
writer, or else will be declined. When co
spicified, the name will be withheld.
There will be no deviation to this rule.
SUNDAY LAW. - At a called
session of the Police Jury, the
law relative to the closing of
shops and, stores&on Sunday was
brought up and the date of its
enforcement suspended until
Mr. J. W. Wickwire, whose
card we publish elsewhere, is an
accomplished engraver. Who
ever has had occason to witness
his work acknowledges him to
be such. None other can man
ufacture neater badges for so
cieties, marks and brands for
merchants and planters. It is
Mr. Wickwire who has man
ufactured the silver badges for
our Firemen, as well as those
worn by the Sheriff and" bi
deputies. ' They are well execn
ted and give a fair specimen of
the workmanship of this artist.
His boat, in which he keeps his
workshop, * at our lanriing. We
recommend him, to-. the mer
chants and planters, and to
hasten to send -in their orders
so as to profit by his stay ambng
Old Dan Rice, with his re
nown Riders and horses and
other educated animals and a
ull complement of acrobats and
ciriogites, will be at Labadie
ville, Wednesday next, 21; at
Napoleonville, 22; ana at Pain
courtville, the 23 inst. Every
body will go and see Dan, the
King of clowns.
Weather, Creo., an.
Since oer last issue the weather
'has been more favorable to the
planters. On the mornings oI
the 11th and 12th we had the
first:decided frosts of the season
with a light skim of ice on the
12th, wbic probably formed
about, or just before, sunrise, as
no damage to the cane was per
Sugar-making has generally
commenced and the reports as
tojq.Stity and quality are more
enconraging. The product of
molasses= is likely to be very
abundant as the canes are very
juicy and green.
heo Lafourche has been rising
gradually though slowly, and on
Wednesday the steamer St. Mary
"mgde her appearance, the first
st.amer of the seasor, under the
control of Capt. Joe Dalires,
who, as being the oldest captain
in the trade, may henceforth be
promooted to the office of 'Corn
modoei ;" he has fully earned
the title by his watothfuless and
skill in ithe management of his
bo.tTots many-years past. .
It p robable that we shall
-ave naoigation for the balance
of the sason, without any fear
of high weather, as the rins
habr not been e.ctross in
eOur Relations with Mexico.
This is a difficult conundrum
to solve, an3 probably no indi
vidual outside of the President's
cabinet can offer a reasonable
solution. It is very apparent to
the least observant that a great
deal of uncertainty is involved
in our relations with our sister
The history of these troubles
dates back for years, and our
exposed frontier, some twelve
hundred mi!es in length, sparsely
settled, offers, great temptations
to the Indians and Mexicans
who reside on the opposite shore
of the Rio Grande. We have a
few forts and soldiers scattered
over this immense space-just
about enough to maintain peace
and good feeling if the inhabi
tants were- good citizens; but
the contrary being the case (so
far as our opposite neighbors
are concerned) there is a contin
ual complaint by the Texans of
raids on their ranches, the driv
ing off of stock across the river
and not unfrequently of the com
mittal of murders.
President Diaz evinces a
friendly disposition towards our
government snd seems disposed,
so far as orders are concerned,
to arrest the evil causes of his
people, but the orders of the
President may be likened to the
circulation of blood in the feet of
a dropsical patient: it reaches
the point slowly, and is but bf
little force after its arrival. This
presents a very grave state of
affairs for the consideration of
ourgoverqment, and the citizens
of Texas, ;who are entitled to
protection, are, becoming very
restive, and if slightly encourag
ed would readily undertake a
war-of retribution and indemni
The Hon. Wnm. Schleiteb, mem
ber of Congress from Texas, has
made a call on the proper de
partment at Washington for the
correspondence of our Secretary
of State with the Mexican of
ficials, and the whole matter will
be brought before Congress in a
few days. It is probable that
Mr. Hayes, being a prudent man,
does not wish to assume undue
responsibility in the premises
and will await the action of
It occurs to us that there is
but one way to settle this dif
floolty in a satisf.ctory manner,
and" that is to change the boun
dary from the river to a range of
mountains, the intervening terri
tory to be acquired by negotia
tion and pnchase.
In an interview lecently pub
lished as having taken place be
tween Gen. Grant and some
European Statesman, the latter
abserved (speaking of Mexican
affairs) that the United States
ba4 neglected its opportunity to
acquire the whole country some
years since. We will not agree
with this sentiment altogether,
but we certainly made as great
mistake in not securing a better
boundary when we were in a
condition to exact it.
Delay in the settlement of this
question does not improve the
situation of affairs on the bor
der, and some fine mnorning we.
may awake and ind ourselves
involved in another was with our
sister Republic. Itis to be hoped
that the serious consequences
likely to result from permitting
this matter to drift showly; along
will impart some life and energy
to our advisers at Washington,
and speedily cause them to settle
this vexed question.
We are informed that our side
of the Rio GAunde, near El Paso,
ofers many attractions as a
farming coattry, and the facili
ties for irrigation make it per
fectly independent of rain. 'The
valley is about five miles wide,
and will produce from thirty-five
to forty bushels of wheat per
acre, and other cereals in prop
ortion. Security from Mexican
raids is all that is required to
convert the whole valley into
highly cultivated farms, and give
facilities for raising immense
herds of horses and cattle on
the lands in the interior.
The Recent Elections.
On the 6th of this month elec
tions were held in different
States, and as customary the
vote was generally small in com
parison with a year when a
President is elected.
Pennsylvania has gone Dem
ocratic by 10,000 majority. In
New York, which voted for a
Legislature which will elect the
successor of Conkling in the
United States Senate, it is pro
bable the Republicans will have
a majority in the Senate and
possibly a majority on joint
ballot, which will secure the re
election of Conkling. The Dem
ocratic State officers were elect
ed. In Connecticut, the Repub
licans have elected a majority of
the Legislature-no change.
In Massachusetts, Wisconsin,
Kansas and Nebraska the Rep
ublicans have succeeded by de
creased majorities. Maryland
has gone Democratic by an in
creased majority, and in New
Jersey Gen. McClellan has been
elected Governor by a large vote,
the Legislature also having a
IJn Virginia and Mississippi
the Democratic ticket has been
elected by heavy majorities, and
the general tendency through
out the different States is to an
increase of the Democratic vote.
As Tom Benton oncesaid, "The
Democratic ball is in motion
and gains strength as it passes
The Old Silver Dollar.
Nearly all the fractional cur
rency has been withdrawn from
circulation, and silver begins
once more to appear in our
The House of Representatives
has passed a bill to recoin the
old silver dollar and make it a
legal tender for all debts, whose
payment is not to be paid in
gold, by contract. It is doubtful
if the Senate will agree to it
without some amendments. Ow
ing to the abundance of silver
and other causes, its value has
decreased as compared with
gold, and the payment of debts
in this currency would be a
virtual repudiation of a portion
of debts contracted in good faith.
Gold brings a premium of 2)
cents in greenbacks, and silver is
worth about five per cent.less
than greenbacks. It is probable
that the Senate will amend.the
bill so as to limit the amount for
which silver will be a legal tender.
THE LEVEEs.--Onr members
of Congress are not unmindful
of our iuterests, and it is proba
ble something will be accom
plished towards a reconstruction
of our levees during the regular
session of Congress.
District Attorney S. R. Snae.
has ably performed his duty al
this term of the District Court,
and no criminals, from favor,
fear or reward, have escaped
him. Let no one say that he has
not been faithful and done his
whole duty as a public officer.
The following biography of
Judge John E. King, Collector
of the Port of New Orleans, is
taken from the Claiborne Herald:
Judge John E. King, the ap
pointee of President Hayes, a
very quiet, retiring gentleman in
his way, is seemingly destined,
through no efforts of his own, to
a very considerable prominence
in political affairs. The Presi
dent selected him early in May
as the best representative old
time citizen, all things consider
ed, with which to entrust the
important position of Collector,
as also that of a proper expon
ent of his Southern policy in
Louisiana. He could probably,
in point of social, moral and in
tellectual standing, as well as in
unexceptional status, politically,
as a prominent old line Whig,
and latter as a consistent Rep
ublican, have chosen no better
man in the State. He chose a
man to begin with, not only
having a record above reproach,
but against whom, either politi
cally or otherwise, absolutely
nothing could be said. He chose
a man, in fact, exceptionally
strong in his social and intellec
tual prominence among a peaphl
in whose midst he was born and
Hon. John E. King comes of
the oldest and best stock in
Louisiana. He has a family and
personal record, too, of which he
may justly be proud. His grand
father, George King, was Parish
Judge of the.parish of St. Lan
dry for thirty-five years, at a
time when that office under the
former system gave him a com
manding influence in the State.
His father, Valentine King, was
appointed by President Monroe
I Register and Commissioner of
the Land Office for the Wertern
District of Louisiana, and filled
the position with great efficiency
for a period of some twenty
years. An uncle, Geo. R. King,
was longand prominently known
as aSupreme Judge. Judge John
E. King, the nominee of Presi
dent Haves for Collector of the
I port of New Orleans, was born
I in the parish of St. Landry,
which he still claims as his home.
He received a fine classical edu
cation, is conversant with several
of the modern languages, and
speaks French and English with
equal fluency. Admitted to the
bar, he soon rose to the head of
his profession and stood second
to none in the State. In politics
he was always an ardent Whig.
In 1848 he edited the St. Lau
At the close of that campaign
he was selected as messenger to
carry the electoral returns to
Washington. He was a promin
ent Whig member of the House
of Representatives from 1850 to
1854, and was Whig Speaker in
1852. He was again a conspicu
ous member of the Constitutional
Convention of 1852. In 1854 he
was the Whig nominee for State
State Auditor, suffering defeat
with his ticket. He was an6 of
the electors on the Fillmore
ticket in 1856, and canvassed his
district with energy and ability.
In 1861 he was opposed to sec
ession, but drifted into war with
his native State as a Lieutenant;
Colonel. In 1865, after the war,
he was elected to Congress, but
the State not being considered
as sufficiently reconstructed, was
refused his seat. In i870 he was
appointed Judge of the Eighth
Judicial District, in which capa
city he served for three years.
He was next appointed by Gov.
Kellogg as one of the Supreme
Judges, in which position he was
found by the proceedings result
ing in the overthrow of the
Judge John E. King is thus
seen to have a record, both pve
sonal and political, that does
credit to the judgement of Presi
dent Haves in his selection for
Collector- at New Orleans. It
may be added that since his ap
pointment, early in May, he has
never been absent for a single
day from his post. It may be
added, as well, that a petition,
representing a majority of the
largest merchants in the city,
has been forwarded the President
praying for his (Judge King's)
retention in the office.
Dan Rice's Great S~w
AND TRAINED ANIMAL E~'lIBITd.N
-WILL EXHIBIT AT- :
Napoleonville, Thursday, No.eib~ 22,
DAY AND NIGHT.
A MOST BRILLIANT COMBINATION
OF THE ARENIC WORLD,
THE FINEST TRICK HORSES,
And Most Remarkable Trained ANIMALS
Ever Exibited in the UnitedStates.
Will POSITIVELY appear, himself, in the Ring as
"OLD TIMES" CLOWN: .
REMEMBER, That DAN RICE has now with him an
entirely new troupe of
EDUCATED HORSES AND ANIALS,
Whose marvellous acts will be presented to the audience
under the direction of old Dan Rice himself. The wonderful
Blind Horse "Excelsior,"
who is now twenty-seven years old, and whose world-famed
sagacity and rare beauty have astonished the whole Uni
verse,. will most assuredly appear.
Fifty male and female first clas performers, makingio all
The Finest Circus in Talent ever Projected.
No expense has been spared to `make this the firandest
Entertainment ever offered to the Public.
PERFORMANCES AT 1:O ANA'73O
Price of Admission as usual. Children half price.
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LEON QUEYROUZE. - OSCAR BOIS
QUEYROUZE & BOIS
- Dealer in -
WINES And LIQUORS
And all Kinds of
AT THE BLUE STORES,.
Cor. Old Levee & Bienville Sts.
Laurent Francioni. Oscar Folse.
Francioni & Folse,
No. 95 Decatur Street.
LIBERAL ADVANoES MADE ON C(ON
A. F. HICKMAN
Imaporter of Wines & IAquoys
35, DECATU SrT.
Importer and Wholesale and Retcil
Dealer in Liquors,
ALE, PORTER AND CIDER,
Agent for the
CELEBRBTED AURORA LAGER BEER.
26 - - - - Conti Street - - . - 26
Between Chartres and Old Levee Streets,
NOTICE TO TRAVELERS.
The Stage carrying the United Stated
Mail leaves NapoleonviRe daily (Sundays
excepted) et 6 o'clock A. MI, arriving at
Donaldsouville at 9 o'clock.
Returning, leaves Donaldsonville on the
arrival of the train from New Orleans and
takes pasuengars to all points on Bayou
Lafourche toy Napoleonville at reasonable
For passage, apply at the Washington
Hotel, Napoleonville, and City Hotel at
PIERRR, J. GILBERT,
[rO~rders for sales of real and personal
properly respectfully solicited.
SALE OF FRIERY. AT
The ferry at L j$de ville _will be
sold : at public auction on Monday,
November 19, 187-, *t12 .'clock
M., at the CourtA iss.e.
Terms and coqdit$ou, the same
as arevi~nesy advertised.
By order of the P esidentof the
J. W.. WICKWItWS'
BAYOU LLWOU7R Hg
FLOATINCG BTEBNCI k INGBiVIN4G BOAT,
-NsrrE~ u lukrtus-
MERCHANTS' 8H LL 'IN0& Q G~ERAL
Also, Brands tow m r btotifn,
Cheeks for watohes sad` kn bs noil aI
phabeta. steel stamups fli t, s tools
and planters' utTi"d'sit'rtilI for
eoeie atsc,,*o andatohes j s, a
A ork gyartted.-ftes wsderat'.
sr Ordors left at. the' boat o at this
offibe tewJI be premptftl) etteido to.
THE STATE OjiL IANA,
PARISH ON SQUMfPlIN,
1&r. JUDICIARL. IBtI COURT.
The following arned persoms have
been drawn by the Jury Commis
sioners to serve as jurorw for the
November term of the 1.~t Judicial
District Court, to be tiegun and
holden' al NapoleomviiU-" a Mon
day, the 5th day of November, 1877,
FOR THIRD WEEK.
Neavill. Blanchard, Ueoard Lanlan,
Prank Pugh. E-. D Brton,
Silver Boudreaux, E. IAuve,
John Pettiway. JhimesP.Koek,
Thiodule Canciedne Oznam6 BSschard,
Horace Mavor, B. Gardner,
Themas Loftus. Sinm Sa .
Dir6 4roeneanr, ValOr Be reeex,
Jules Bergeron, _ iphege Tiche,
W. Pugh, Jr., Y e eCa e,
Louis Prdauz, troe,
Arthur A "eoiz Awlpes. esug,
Antoine lbares, Pmafk B. Littredge,
P. A. B eavenuu,, uEme Le Blane,
S. Hartisa. Edward Vites.
All penon., lbiy daim .gaast the
School Beard of thist , mw noeii~d
to fil the sam. witheWI ds with August
Below, Treasurer atSbb5o. Board of
PS e e w e taf assm pt k, B o d s, rs .
Paihof Awuaptias, Aagust16, 18.