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.'Commnnications may be addressed
simply "PIoiNEER, Napoleouville, La."
Divine service will be regularly held in
Christ Episcopal Church on the first Sun
day of every month at 11 o'clock in the
morning and 4:30 in the evening, and on
the third Sunday at 4:30 P. M.
IIOBERT S. SJUART,
The PIONEER wishes its sub
soribers a happy New Year and
many returns of the same.
Owing to want of space, we
forward several new advertise
ments to the French page.
Those of our good citizens who
attended midnight mass Christ
mas eve went in Summer and
returned in Winter.
The Lafourche is still rising
at an increased rate. The Henry 1
Tete and the Assumption made
their trial trip Tuesday, both 1
leaving with good loads of su
gar and molasses.
A large supply of groceries, t
canned meats and fruits, wines, I
liquors, etc., has just been re- a
ceived at the Ferry Store, and t
the cry is, "Still they come." Call c
early and secure the best. t
We were mistaken in stating P
in our last number that the Belle
had been withdrawn and the ft
Laura L. Davis substituted in S
her stead. Messrs. Webre and ti
Blanebard are running both of w
Among the many names men- oa
tioned prominently in connection dl
with the speakership of the next cl
Legislature,we notice with pleas- tii
ure that of the Hon. JoHN S. fe
BILuu, of Lafourehe, who has hi
represented our sister parish in at
the Lower House for the past its
ten or twelve years. Mr. Billin tii
has always been a sterling dem- by
ocrat,. under every and all cir
cumstances. As a conscientious, wE
able and faithful public servant an
he has no superior in the State. eI
We therefore vote for Mr. Billia acs
for Speaker of the next HotisE id
of Representatives. an
A shooting affray took place]
in Napoleonville last Sunday.
which same near ending in the
death of one of the coimbatants.
Two of our sable colored friend..
Just. Maurice and Pail Jones,
were disputing over an old
grudge when the first drew a
dirk and made a thrust at the
other, inflicting a slight wonud
on his hand. Wishing to return
the compliment, Jones drew forth :
his playful little revolver and de- i
liberately fired twice at his as- <
sailant, one shot taking effect in I
his left arm. The row would notj
have here had not the Sheriff
and his deputy, who happened a
to be near at hand, interferedi,
and arrested both the comba- t
tants, who were subsequently J
released under bond to appear
before the District Court in Feb.
ruary. The cause is attributable c
to too mdh corn in a liquid 1
Sir Roger de Coverly in the
OB. olden time was asked his opinion
about a certain matter by a com
panion, and turning around he
3 00 said, "My friend, there is a good
Sdeal to be said on both sides of
that question," and we are
brought to the same conclusion
when we think of the words which
head this article.
1o The term is of comparatively
so recent origin, and derives its po
Sbe pularity from its supposed fit
or ness to political affairs in the 1
sed South and its use in forcing vo- 1
. to lay aside their own opinions
and adopt those of their oppo- I
nents. The name which we eflix
un- to a violation of law, though it
on may catch the popular fancy and I
hold on to it for a term.of years,
does not add to or detract from f
the amount of wrong inflicted on E
b- the individual.
id In the large factories of the t
North and East the practice of t
controlling voters at the polls F
ve has been in vogue as far back a
e- as our memory runs, but it was n
brought about not by direct vio- n
lence or threats of bodily harm, s
but by an intimation that the e
id place occupied by the workman tl
would be taken away from him a
unless his political opinions co- g
incided with those of his em- p
', ployee. In fact he was threaten- b,
le ed with the loss of the situation
Is by which he made a support for tt
his wife and children, a threat of to
much greater significance to him th
than the chance of receiving t'
, bodily harm. Yet, this being a- riI
, mong a different people and in tlh
a different latitude has never tic
. been called "bull-dozing," be- at
I cause it is common and not to wi
the interest of the masters to q
make the thing notorious or un- tli
popular by giving it a bad name
One reason why Republicans ha
fancy the name so applicable to pa
Southern people, is its associn- an
tion in their minds with "bull to
whipe," which tickles the public de.
ear in their section and tends to ha
keep alive the prejudice against fic4
us engendered in the ante bellum tb
days. This is rather a serious
charge to make against a chris
tian community when better sto
feelings should be enlisted in be- ma
half of their Southern brothers, Ti
and who should tax their ingenu- f
ity to do away with the asperi
ties and bitterness brought on bot
by the late war. Ila
r- But to return "to our sheep,"
s, we have "bull-dozers" among us,
?t and their work is, seen at each
e. election. Few colored men vote
u according to any preconceived
4 idea of what is right or wrong
anterior to the election-they
are brought to the polls, a ballot
c is placed in their hands and they
r. deposit it in the box in presence
e of those who are placed there as
i. sentinels to watch them, and
t. they are watched so closely that t
i, it is next to impossible to varl
3the programme, but this viola
u tionl of f private and valuable
priviledge is practised by the
I colored men themselves on men t
I of their own color. This is not
all ; they are abused and often
- ill-treated if they vote the Dem
ocratic ticket, to sey naught of
the frowns and social ostracism i
of the members of their church.
It is a wearisome and dificult r
matter to break into this solidicl
phalanx, yet in some p`aishes it k
hasabeen done effecta~ly by the B
Democracy particeulrly in those
parishes remott from New Or- c
as, in whichi the influence of at
carpet-bag leaders has died out. 0
There was yet another reason t
for this change during the re- ti
cent election : there was no Kel
logg at the helm to give money,
;be make fair promises and send his
on understrappers in the country to
m- bring up the voters to support
he the radical ticket.
od This field has been thorough
of ly waked, and the product has
ire been so large from the use of
on stimulating fertilizers, that the
ch soil for some time past has been
gradually showing signs of ex
3ly haustion; the last election has
0- exposed the thorough impover
it- ishment of the political soil, and
he the nomination of a decent man
o- to head the ticket failed to elicit
ns any satisfactory response from
o- the masses of the colored voters.
fix In the sugar parishes,in which
it the colored people have majori
3d ties, but little impression has
Cs, been made on their ranks; they
m are held together by city influ
>n ence (Custom House) and the
ambition of certain leaders of
le their own color, who manipulate 1
of them for their own purposes and
Is profit and are well paid with
:k money or office for the perfor
ls mance of their of this duty. The
- masses are told that they are
a, supporting the friends who help- E
e ed them in their need, a debt
n that seems to increase in volume
n as time progresses, and with the
)- good will of the leaders com- -
pounds annually and never can
n The Republican writers ignore
r this "bull-dozing," which inures
'fto their advantage, bpt look on
: the same acts if resorted to by
the Democrats as the mo.t hor-i :
- rible of crimes. This state of je
things with the spread of educa- I
r tion will gradually pass away,.
and the time is not far ctistant~ii
when the colored voters will be A
qualified to think and act for l),
The some influences which D'
have been oper ,ting in other u
parishes will gradually spread ':
and the colored voters will cease ch
to be treated as beasts of bur- Ad
den and led to the shambles toJ.
have their political rights sacri- L
ficed for the pecuniary profit of P.
those who use them. IE
A- n exchange tells a dime novel
er story in a few words. A young
e- man who was engaged at the
, Theatre Comique in Quincy in
1874 turned tramp, and was
- found in Leadville ablout a year
1- ago. He then turned prospector,
!z bought an interest in an old
claim and went to digging. But
Sbe struck no paring dirt; got
out of money ; got discouraged;
S' got drunk ; got into jail and got
b into the chain-gang. Then his
:e luck changed. Mineral was struck
d on the claim, and a party of capi
, talists gave him $30,000 for his
Proceedings of the Board of
3 School Directors of the
e Parish of Assu mption.
The Board of School Directors of
the parish uf Assumption, met in
t extra session on Monday, December
Sevent mnenmbers and a quorum
Mr. H. H. Carver presented his
commission as a member of the 1
Board appointed in the stead of Dr. ,
IR.. I. Beasley deceased. and on mo
tion of Mr. LeBlane, duly secpnd- 8
ed, Mr. Carver took his seat.
On motion of Mr. Truxillo, Mr.
Carver way elected President pro r
Mr. Auguste Bondreaux. the Par
ish 'l'reisurer, presented his bond o
as Treasurer of the School funds b
and the securities being satisfacto- 8
ry to the board the bond was accep- j
ted and, on motion of Mr. Hebert, b
Mr. Auguste Boudreaux was ac
knowledged Treasurer of the Sch'l c
funds for this Parish, vice August fi
On motion of Mr. Truxillo, the
chair appointed Messrs. L. U. Folsee t
Auguste Boudreaux and H. H. Web
sterasexperts to examine the books 1
of Mr. August Bulow, the former
School treasurer and they were au
thorized to call on the Secretary o
the Board for all necessary papers i1
I- and documents to facilitate their
' The District Attorney pro. tem.
is was called upon to report what de
oltermination he had taken in regard
to the resolution of September 10,
1877, authorizing him to institute
action against those school treasu
rers who have failed to render sat
isfactory accounts of moneys rec'd
s by thenm belonging to the school
funds during their respective terms
e The District Attorney pro tem
Q reported that in anticipation of
furthsr informations from the Board
She had as yet taken no action.
s On motion of Mr. Truxillo, it
was then resolved that the District
Attorney pro: term. commence pro
I ceedings before the Courts without
3 delay against said treasurers, and
on further motion, it was resolved
t that the Board employ Walter Gui
on attorney, as adjunct to the Dis
trict Attorney pro. tem. to further I
On motion of Mr. LeRlanc,it was
resolved that the school treasurer t
be authorized and instructed to re
serve as contingent fund an amonnt
of $150, and the balance of monley
on hand to be tarned over to the a
teacher's fond and be distributed r
forthwith among teachers now ho!d- l
ing claims for last school session. I
On motion the boarna adjourned 1.
to the next regular meeting.
JOS. E. LEBLANC, Sect'y. "
rie There will be a special Jury term
of the Hon. the 15th Jndicial Dis
are trict Court, in and for the Parish of
elp- Assumption, held at Napoleonville,
lebt commencing on Monday, February
Lme THOMAS DIVINE,
the Clerk of Coun t.
Drawn for Service in the 15th Judi
cial District Court, Parish of As.
ore sumption, at the Term commentl, g
February 9, 1880.
on FOR FIRST WEEK,
by Edward Pike Nicholls Blanhlard
r- J. R. J. Gauthreanx John Ilte Hebert t
Stephen Jones J.. K. GKittredge
of Eugene Gra-vouilla .lustilien Barhier
Emile Thibodaux IF. H. Perkins
ca- W u. B. hatlht' Thos Grant
(.Gevais Dingle Amr4d6 h our,
ay, Felix Auc 4oiu 1J. F. Fernandez a
L LIeonard Martin Oscar Aecoin .
Ilt umnprev Weather IVil.or Barlier
be .;mes Briscoll Nnuma I'edeanx.
Albide Daigle Aug'-tin hrrmonadez
for D)riuazin Iugas Ulger Folse
J. B. Neitze.rff Adrien i't.hier
J.astin l.aidry Iginace Beroe, haux.
1 Leon Heert Bienvenu L;:ne.Ir
el Duffosard Mollere Tren-e Frank i
n Frederick Lesse Camille B.reaux It
1 Oeme Daigle Augusntus Fleter
ad Anatole Cancienne Teleniaq Terrel.onar t
M. C. Fernandez Jordan Licks
,p Chas P. Davis C. lBonamnor
Anatole Ancoin I nlaric Landrv
ir- Adolphe Picot Cleophas 31elnaon
to J. A. Leftwich Townliey Young.
FOR EECOND WEEK.
L. O. Comean IA Franklin Pugh
Of P. C. Fazende luogeioe ,eze
E. J. Vicknair Napoleon Martinez
Elnmond Fernandez Emile Pointson
Hypolita Vires. Numna Faltenum:
L. D. Truxillo Leo Folre
Severin Grapps iJoh,, Dalfiores, jr
Ignacee 1.eBlnc iAn;ustin Bernard
[Albert Hiimel Camille Doigle
Ze-phirin Montet Joachim ntuiz. ir.
le Firmin Preanx Antoine Troxillo
in Alfred Himel Nathan Sewell
S N. Z. Boudre .x iodolphe. E Hebert S
Octave ilimel Gabriel lining
tr Edgar Himel ,E. T. Dugts.
ýd SUCCESSION SALES
. STATE OF LOUISIANA. a
_ PARISH COURT. tB
k PARISH OF ASSU.ePTION. i
s Succession of Auguste 1Bayle.
No. 1195.. o
By virtue of and in obedience tI.
a decree of sale rendered by the T'
Hon. the Parish Court of the parish
of Assumption, on the 9th (day of b
December, 1879. in the above sut.
f cession, I will offer for sale ait public dle
i auction to the lanst and highest bid
r der, at the late residence of Auguste ted
Bayle in the village of Paincout- the
n ville, on of
Saturday, January 17, 1880, Tor
e between the hours of 11 A. M. and 13
S3 P. M., the following described tilt
prop, rty. belonging to said succes- Sis`
sion, to wit: boll
A certain town lot, together with of I
all the buildings, improvements, si
rights and privileges thereon and get
thereunto belonging, situated in dry
the village of Paiucourtvillc, pauish tra(
of Assumption, State afresaid, Lat
bounded in fiont by a public village Yio
street, it. the rear by lot of Mrs. L. Not
J. Laudry, toward the Southeast leat
by a public village street and on the D.
other side by lot of the Mount 2
Carmel Convent of Paincourtville, tati
formerly belonging to Widow An- the
dr6 Dupr6. rig
Also one lot of household furni- Bru
ture, one horse cart, etc.. etc. arp1
Terms and Conadtions-CASH. oaf
E. P. HELLUIN, boa
Parish of Assumption, December the
12thi 1879. Bas
.eir STATE OF LOUISIANA.
m. PARISH COURT.
10, PARISH OF ASSUMPTION.
;u- In the matter of the Succession of
it- Pierre Boudreaux and wife.,
wl No. 1199.
By virtue of an order and decree
'm of sale rendered by the Hon. Parish
of Court of the parish of Assumption
rd in the above succession, dated De
cember 26, 1879. and a commission
it to me directed, 1 will sell at public
ct auction to the last and highest bid
oler, at the residence of the late
Ut Pierre Bondreaux and wife, in I
id Bruld Labadie, upon the terms and
ed conditions hereinafter set forth, on I
Saturday, January 31, 1880,
er beginning at 10 o'clock A. MA., the
following described property, to wit:
1s lo. A certain tract of lhnd, situa
sr ted in the parish of Assumption, on
he- he right bank of Bayou Lafourche,
it in Brule Labadie, measuring three t
y arpents and thirty-five chains, more
Ie or less, front on the forty-arpent
*d public road by a depth of forty ar- a
. plents, bounded above by land of i
. Louis Talbot and sons and below It
a by Iands of Ernest Naquin, together tl
with all hle buildings and improve p
ments thereon and everything there- al
to attached and belonging. t
2o. Another tract of land, also tl
situated in the parish of Assump
tion, in the rear of Brule Labadie.
un n the place known as "Bayou at
i- Sec," being a piece of swamp land,
If having a front of seven arpents on
,a depth of fourteen. arpents, bound
Y ed towards BI you Lafourche by
lands now or formerly of P. L. Cox,
above by lands supposed to belong
to-the Citiz,,ns Bank of Louisiana
and below by lands belonging to
Joachim 1Mire, together with t very
thing thereon and thereto attached
T 'erms and Conditions:
one-third of the price of adjudi
eatio.t CASH, and the balance playa
ble in one and two years respec
tively from uhe (lay of sale, to be
represented Ly the notes of the V
purchaser, made in coupons in fbi
number and with good and solvent on
security in solido to the satisfaction rIt
of the adminio.tnator of the succes
siont of Pierre Boudreaux and wife, pro
and to bear interest at the rae ate of the
eight per cent. per annum 0ro111
:th-ir respective maturities until
pidhi. `aid notes to be secured by
sieu ial mortgage and vendor's priv
ileg"e with the pact de nonalieaando
uponti the lltove described property
utti Ib. full and final payment of
the saime in prinripal and interest,
and also ten per cent. thereun for
attol'rn. 's fees in case of the insti- Is
t:ont of suit ftr the recovery of the
si lltlfe orl IIYt parlt thereof. C
N alpoieoet ville, December 26,1879.
E. P. i ELLUi N,
STATE OF LOUISIANA.
PARISH OF AssuMprTIN.
r. Succession of A trore Afgarois, uwife
of Lucien . Landry.
IBy virttc of and in obedience to
a decree of sale, emanating froml the
lion. the Parish Court in andl for
the Parish of Assumption, State of
Louisiana, to me directed, I will
,ffer for sa1le at p[itllic atuction to
the last and highest bidder, at the
residence of Lucidn Landry, the
surviving lnhbant d of the late Au
rore Marois, 'il'tuted in Bruel St..
Martin, in this Parish, on Saturday
The 10th day of Januaary,I80
f between the hours of 11 o'clock A.
M. and 4 o'clock P. M. the following
described poperty, viz :
1.-A certain tract of land situta
tert.iL the Parish of Assumption in
the State of Louisiana. on the bank
of (,rand Bayou, being in the North
East quarter of section No 5, inl
Township No. 13 south of range No
13 Elast, in the Sooth Eastern Dis.
trict of Louisiana, west of the Mis
sissippi River, and containing a- t
beot one hundred Acres, said ttrat
of lannd being bounded on the south
side by laud belonging to Mrs. En- t
genie Landry,widow of Maxile Lan
dry, and it being at part of the same
tract of land acqt ired by Lucien
Landry of A. F. Hickman, by act do
sale passed before Enuzebe Bonney, Fh
Notary Public for the Pariah of Or
leans, on the 5th day of March, A.
2.-Another tract of land or plan
tation situated, lying and being in '
the Parish of Assumption, on the
right bank of Bayou L.fourche in
Brule St.-Martin, neasuring seven e
arpents, more or less, front or to
ward Bayou Lafourche, on a depth [
of fourteen arpents, more or less,
bounded above by land belonging
to Anatole Landry, and below by
the public road leading to Grand
Bayou, together with all the build- t'
ings, improvements, rights, ways,
privileges and appurtbarnes there
on and thereunto attached or be
longing, excepting, however, the
lot of ground sold by LucienJan
dry to the Most Rev. J. N. Perehe,
Archbishop of the Catholic Diocese
y of New Orleans, as per act passed
before Wm M Marks, Notary Public
on the -th day of , 187-, this
being the same tract of laad or
plantation acquired by Lueien Lan
dry of Ceolfrido Trahan, as'per act
1 passed before Albert P. Lauve, No
tary Public, op the --th dy at,
° 1ERMS 5ND CONDITIOVS:
One-third of the price of adjudi
e cation Cash, and the balance paya
Sble in one and two years from the
I day of sale, the parclhaser to furnish
i his promisory notes by coupons if
desired, payable to his own order
and by him endorsed, at the office
of the Recorder of the Parish of
Assumption, said notes to bear in
terest at the rate of eight per cent'
per annum from and after their
respective maturity and in order
to secure the full and punctual pay
ment of said notes as well as the
eventual interest they represent
and the attorney's fees in case it
shll become necessary to institute
legal proceedings for the recovery
the amount of said notes or any
part thereof, which attorney's fees
are hereby fied at ten per cent on
the amount sued for, the property
thus sold and adjudicated to re
main specially mortgaged and hy
pothecated with vendor's privilege
and the clause de n#o aliesando.
E. P. HELLUIN,
P;rish of Assumption, Dec. 8th,
i STATE OF LOUISIANA.
ed PARISH COURT.
PARISH OF ASSUMPTION.
,, Succe&sion of Constant Verret.
ec- No. 1185.
he TIIF.REAS. A Duffosard Rousseau of the
hle pariil of Aslmption, has peiti oned
1tt the Court for Ustters of Adminiatratio.
ent on the Estate of tile lute Constant Ver
ion ret, daceased intestate,
Notice is hereby given to all whom it may
i ncvern to show cause, within ten dacs
fe, room d(ate of this niitic why the prayer of
of the said petitioner should not be granted.
smpII A. ROVIRA. D'y. Clerk.
til Assumption. La., Dec. 18th, 1879.
by ----- -- - -- -
ti- Is selling out -his large stoc:k of
SADDLERY, DRY GOODS
of all deaeriptions,, etc., etc., on
to a new store which he will have
The liquidation begins on the
e FIFTEENTH of JANUARY.
If Sole Agent for the new and
a woandhrful. rgetable medicine
e --I ER RINE-- -
A sure eCre for Fever and Agne,
y Liver Comphtlint, Dyspepsia, etc.
Havring purchas'd a very heavy
stock before the sudden rise in
all goods, I can undoubtedly sell
at a more advantageous price
than any firm in New Orleans.
No old stock offered; nothing
Lots of Furniture on hand at
less than New Orleans prices.
Clothing at less than Coet and
all goods in tiroportion.
THIS I8SNO SHAllH
Any person visiting my stote
can be very easily convinced.
Pricesmust, will Tell
N. B.--We deolie plsitively
to sell to store-keepers.