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subscription Price, Two Dollars a Year.
Saturday, August 11, 1877.
A gentlmian living in New Orleans
warts to luy a small sugar planta
tI oio. See his adv eitisemenit.
Haity G laspar, the colored nman so
terribly cut at tile Wallis place, is not
only still alive, but is in a fair way to
get well. His is a remarkable and
lNe arrived last Sun day, and 11'
polids was the size of him Mloitdau
mIborniniig. Some years 114o1 14ow he
will assist his respected paternal Il- I
ative in the management of the daily
Mayor I)uflel is out again, wholly
fecovered from his recent illness. He
presided at the Council's session of
Monday, and attended the Parish
Court in his capacity as District At
torney gpro 1ems.
'T'he I). S. C. B. Hla1l has been
seized and will be sold on the 25th
inst., to satisfy judgments in the
suits instituted by Messrs. Simon and
IRoidolpli Brand. The official adver
tisement of seizure and sale is
published in another column.
Application has been made for the
holnologation of the account of Mrs.
Paiielia Braud, admiiiistratrix of the
Succession of J. U. Hehert. Parties
who have objections to to lhe approval
of the account must file them in writ
ing wit-i the Clerk of Court within
tell days from this date.
Alice Mitchell, a colored woman,
was commi itted to jail this morning
by Justice Vickiair, upon the affidavit
of Dr. Theo. Webre, charging her with
entering his hoiluse and stealing his
gloves and cane. The light fingered
Alice bewailed her fate with loud boo
hoos when the iron door of the cell
closed upon her.
Mr. J. Cornelius Brand and his
wife, Elena Gravois, have applied
to the Parish Court for appointment
as joint admil is1itrators of the succes
sion of Widow Cleomie Lelainc, de
ceased intestate. The petition was
tiled 'T'hursday. but the Judge has
not vet signed the order for publica
tion of the application.
The Blue Bucket Fire Company
will hold its annual election this even
ing at the company's hall xli Lessard
street. Theie are several aspirants
for the presidency-Messrs. Manuel
Bercier, N. IT. Wilson, Fred. FVbb
and J. J. Sillivait-and their elec
tioneering makes things lively for the
rank and file of the Blue Bucket or
Our comely young fiend Mr. Paul
Lechie has returned from Spring Hill
College, having concluded his course
and graduated with distinction. We
understand that Paul will soon begin
the study of law, and we predict suc
cess for him in that or any other pro
fession or occupation which lie may
decide to adopt. We believe he pos
sesses the necessary ability and en
ergy to ensure success.
A colored man named Frank Hlar
rison, employed on the steamer IH. F.
Sharp, had a quarrel with another
colored man in front of Mr. Celestin
Dalferes' place, in Assumption parish,
last week, and shot his opponent in
the mouth with a small pistol, inflict
ing a slight wound. The shootist was
arrested by Sheriff Echeverria and
lodged in the Napoleouville jail, a
locality to which Harrison is said to
be familiar from former residence
The excursion to Thibodaux under
the auspices of a colored benevolent
society, which was advertised for to
day, has been deferred until next Sat
urdtay. The Excelsior base ball nine
will accompany the excursionists and
play a Thibodaux club for a gilded
ball and bat and a silver cup. The
Excelsiors have " walked away " with
the best material New Orleans has
yet pitted against them, and we ex
pect them to take the Thibodaux
boys into camp with neatness and
We omitted to mention last week
the death of Miss Aimee Maurin, aged
17 years, daughter of the late lament
ed Major Victor Maurin, which dis
tressing occurrence took place on the
29th ultinuo, at the family residence
in Donaldsonville. The visitations of
the Angel of Death are mournful uni -
der any circumstances, but particu
larly so when youth and beauty are
stricken down by its blighting touch.
Out of regard for the memory and
family of their old commander, the
Cannoneers attended the funeral in a
body und uiniformed.
T'he lndepeuneut Bras, Band held
its annual election at the hall of the
organization Thursdayu night, anti the
following oflicers were chosen
Leader -J. E. Lelanc.
Secntd Leastkr-L'ausl Lelie.
Sicretary--J. M. Keating.
Treasurer-6 m-ge (ire.
Warden--i. F. Terrio.
All of these have served a term in
their respective positions excepting
Mr. Paul Leche, who recently re
turned from college.
Yesterday was the first anaiversary
of the organization of the baud, and
the event Will be contucmnorated by
an excursion pie-tic to take place to
day, at College Point, parish of St.
James. The Little Minnie has been
chartered for the trip, and will leave
at an early hour this torning with
the pic- ac patty, consisting only of
the members of the band. The day
will be spent in the anusetments in
cidental to such frolics, and the party
will return home to-night.
It is pleasant to know that the In
dependent Band is in a flourishing
condition, both regarding its morale
and pecuniarily. May it celebrate
many more birthdays, and may each
successive anniversary tind it more
efficient and prosperous than the pre
ceding one. The C iii E wishes you
a jolly time to-day, boys, and a safe
JoUR CoMtmssioN.-Messrs. Allen
Thomas, H. T. Brown, Austin Dun
can, J. Elphege LeBlanc and L. E.
Bentley, composing the Jury Coin
mission under the new law, met at
the Court-house on the 30th of July,
and organized by selecting Gen. Allen
T'homas as chairman, Mr. Bentley
being secretary ex officio. It was de
cided to go over the registration lists
and select the tnmes of 6(H) citizens
(lualified for jury service, froni which
the 300 required by law would be af
terwards taken. The list of 600 was
completed at a second session of the
Commission, held on the 3rd instant,
and at a third tteeting, i lhici took
place yesterday, the regular quota of
300 names was selected, each name
being written on a slip of piper, to
gether with the ward in which the
citizen resides. These slips were all
placed in the "general venire box,"
which was then locked and sealed.
At least fifty days prior to the open
ing of the next termi of the District
Court, the Commission will assemble
aml draw from the box the names of
such number of persons as will be
required for service as jurors during
the term. The Commissioners have
performed their duties in a careful
sod conseiettotntis manner, and the re
suIts will be apparent hereafter whoe
juries are empanneled.
Tows COLNCIL.-The regular ses
sion of the Council was held Mon lay,
Mayor Duffel in the chair and all the
Dr. Claverie, recently actiig Mayot,
called attention to the total lack of I
provision for the care of indigent sick
pet sons. A resolution was adopted
providing for a committee of two to
ascertain who are the indigent sick,
and upon their report thel Mayor is
authorized to make necessary arrange
ments for nursing, medical attend
auce, etc., provided physicians' fees
do not exceed $1 per visit. Aldermen
Claverie and Landry were designated
as the committee.
The Board of Public Works ver
bally reported repair of street bridges.
A report was submitted by Mr. A.
Bercegeay, expert appointed to exam
ine the books of the former Collector
and the Treasurer, showing that F.
Fobb owes the town a total of 93176,
divided as follows: taxes of 1865 t
1872, $1592 14; taxes of 1873 to 1876,
$839 42. liceuists 1873 to 1876, $744
50. The books of the Treasurer were
The Secretary was instructed to
notify Mr. Fobb to settle in fifteen
days, in default of which legal pro
ceedings will be instituted.
A petition from merchants and tax
payers asking the abrogation of the
license tax imposed upon traveling
agents or drumwkrs was received, and
the obnoxious ordinance promptly re
A communication from the butch
ers, reiterating former complaints
against the market lessee, was read
aid laid on the table.
A petition from Mr. Felix Babin,
asking the privilege of leasing the
batture lot opposite the ferry land
ing, was laid on the table.
Aldermen Maurin and Ricard were
appointed a committee to confer with
a like committee of the Police Jury
relative to propositions submitted for
leasing the river ferry.
The sum of $30 was appropriated
to compensate Mr. Bercegeay for his
services as expert.
The following bills were approved
J. B. Rodrigue........... .---
Cintral drug store............ ..4 50
l1r. 1. Claverie, medical attendance.. 1"? +1
Simon Braud, lumber................ 16 13
Henry Lob, nails....................50
F. Martinez, hauling liumber......... ..0
L. Letort, Jailor........... ...... -15 50
R. J. Green. Special Coustable. Jule 4,. 3 I)
d. :. Lanmarv. r,.shig 1rbl'..
The sad rews reached town last
evening of the death of Major Anuos º
S. Darrow, which occurred about Gr
o'clock, at his residence on the left
bank of the river, half a mile above
the Donaldsonville ferry landing. He
was afflicted with with fever caused
by a carbuncle on the neck, and had
been suffeuing for sonie time, but was
much improved a few days previous
to his death, when a fatal relapse took
place. Major Darrow was a most es.
timable gentleman and public spiitedl
citizen, whose death is a loss to the
entire comnmunity. Hle held the po
sition of President of the Parish
Board of School Directors, and took
great interest in the good work of ed
ucating the youth of the parish. The
funeral will take place to- day.
ATTEIM irFn BeRunm.A .--An at
tempt was made ditiig \Wednuesday
night to burglarize the store of Mhr.
Aaron Dreyfus, corner of Crescent
Place and Mississippi street. The
would-be thieves stole an auger fromu
Quimnby's brickyard and bored sev
eral holes in one of the side doors of
Mr. Dreyfus's establishment, their in- I
tention being to remove the lock and
thus effect an entrance. Having oc
casion to get up and administer umed
icine to a sick child, Mr. Dreyfus dis
covered the scon udrels at their work
and frightened themn off. A gentle
man employed at the bayou ferry
passed the corner on his way to mar
ke t, about 4 o'clock Thunrsday morn
ing, and saw three colored men stand
ing with their backs towards the door
they were seeking to force open. This
position was undoubtedly assumed to
screen their operations from view. A
box was found on the banquette near
the door, which had evidently been
used as a seat by the scamp handling
the anger. Suspicion rests upon three
colored men, two of them quite
young, who came here from down the
bayou a few days since, and worked
at the brickyard a couple of days.
They left their job Wednesday eve
ning and after sittini up until a late
hour went under the large sycanmore
tree near the ferry landing for the
avowed purpose of spending the bal
ance of the night. The auger was
tound in the river near the bank, at a
point opposite the store, the water
having fallen and exposed the handle
to view. The circumstantial evidence
against the suspected parties is very
strong, and we understand they are
still hanging about town, but tom some
unexplaimfed reason Mr. Dreyfus de
clines to make an affidavit against
them. The authorities should take
- the matter in hand before the fellows
make a more successful descent upon
some other citizen's property.
PARE sn CouRT.-The regular term
of this court for the transaction of
civil and criminal business opened
Monday, but nothing was done the `
first day. On Tuesday judgment by o
default in favor of plaintill was taken
in the matter of Raphael Mousse us.
Elise Reimer, suit for divorce ; and a
similar judgment in Mrs. M. Kentzel I
vs. Jno. D. Cantey and wife.
On Wednesday the District Attor
ney pro tem. filed informations (
against live parties confined in the
parish jail and unable to fu-uish
Harvey Johnson, a colored boy
charged with killing a Ioise belong
ing to Mr. John BEimuside, on the
Clark plantation, June 24, was ar- t
raigied and plead guilty. The boy
had beaten the horse on the head
with his whip, and finally struck the
animal with a brick, causing its death
almost instantly. The Judge sen
tenced accused to pay a fine of w30 f
or remain in the parish jail 911 days.
The flue is yet unpaid.
Accused in the following were ar
rainged, waived jury trial, plead not
guilty, and the cases were fixed for
State vs. Henderson Anderson,
alias Jasper Gross, larceny of one
coat, two pairs of blankets, one over
coat and two monkey wrenches from
Dr. J. C. Legare's place on the 7th of
State rs. Daniel Mason for larceny
of a cypress log belonging to F. Lam
bert during the night of July 7. Dan
1 is a hardened offender, and seldom
misses a term of court when lie is out
of jail and able to get about and lay
his hands upon the property of his
State vs. Perry Grant, for the lar
ceny of a revolver from Mr. B. F.
Heath of the 7th ward, during the
latter portion of January last.
State es. Henry Smith. for assault
and battery upon his wife and infant
child with intent to kill, at the Riv
erton plantation, fifth ward, on the
22nd of July.
C'out was opened on Thursulay to
amake a judicial day ," batt no busi
ness was t ransaCted. Yesterday an
order was signed for the issuancet
of contumissionis to ttakt tustimonyi
the case of Ztberbier & Behan vs.
Ansell, et al., and judgment for plain
tiff rendered in Mrs. Al. Kentzel rs.
john D. C'antey and wife. The
amount of this judgment is 21:.11 with
eight per cent interest from February
D XRO W-Athis residence in Ascension
parish. La.. Friday, August 10, 1577. at
6:31 P. ML. AXos P. DARRow, a native of
Cioi ticut, agel 52 years.
G-tT T1itEAt X-At Donaldsonville. Ai
gust 10, 1K77, At 3 o'clock A. M.. MbltiE
JiLAN.lIE Iaged . months and 3 days. infant
daughlter of Felix G:,uthreaulx, Esq.
Wanted to Buy.
SMALL SUGAlt PLANTATI(IN or
tL tract of land containing from one to two
handre t acres. Address, stating lowest
price and terms,
A. L. CHISHOLM,
23R Eighth Street, New Oileans, La.
State of Louisianua, Fourth Judicial Distric
Court in and for the parish of Ascension.
Simon Brand vs. No. 1920,
Donaldsonville Silver Cornet Hand.
Rodolphe Brand vs. No. 1921,
Donaldsonville Silver Cornet Band.
B Y virtue of and in obedience to two sev
eral writs of fieri faeias, issued by the
lion. Fourth Judicial District Court in and
tfr the pIilish Of Ascension, under date of
August 6, 1877, in the above entitled suits,
and to uwe directed, I have seized and will
oiler for sale at public auction to the highest
bidder, at the Colrt-House of the parish of
Ascension, in the town of Donaldsonville, on
Saturday, the 25th day of August, 1877,
at 11 o'clock A. 31., the following described
A certain improvement, lying and situated
onl parish lot in the town of' Donaldsonville,
in the parish of Ascension, on )North Hournlals
s:iret. opposite the Louisiana Square, con
I sisting of a frame building known as the
l)olabldsonvillo Silver Cornet Baud Hallt
also the benches. scenery, etc., in said Hall,
the fence, one cistern, and the privilege of
the unexpired lease of said lot on which the
above improvements are situated.
Terms a(i conditions-Cash, with benefit
Palish of Asceusion, August 1l, 1877.
1'. A. JONES, Sheriff
For Young Ladies,
Under the direction of the
SISTERS OF CHARITY,
Ac adnie Year divided in two sessions, comI
lIeninag Ist of February and 1st
Terms, Payable in lAdvance :
Board. Tuition, Washing, Bed and Bedding,
per annum.. ..............8150 00
Or, Per session.. ... 7 00
French TIuitio nc permonth........... 2 00
Music at Professor's price. Tapestry,
Painting, ete., extra charges.
Parents wishing the Institution to furnish
clothing or stationery, are requested to dt
posit a sum suflicient in the hands of the
Directress or Treasurer.
Articles If Clothing required are as follows:
Six chemiscs, Gdrawers, 6 dresses for every
day wear, I of extra material, I of white
material, 4 white underskirts, 2 colored bll
muorals, 2 flannel underskirts, 12 pairs stock
ings, 1`2 pocket hlndkerchiets, 4 nightgowns.
6 face towels, 6 table napkins and rilg, I
foot towel , I1 Swiss muslin veil, 1 straw hat
and veil, 3 pairs shoes, 1 pair rubber over
shoes, table service of knife, fork, 1 large
11and one sn11111 silver spoon, 1 glass or silvel
goblet, tooth brush, soap dish and utug. tint
and cotrse comb (ud comb box, needles,
thread and work tox, mosquito net or $4 ill,
washbowl nd pitcher or 81 `d. All articlel
of clothing with uit11 fully marked.
i stopping in 1)onalbsonivill for ia limited
period to treat
&ll Diseases and Lamenesses to Which
Horses are Subject.
'astrating a specialty, particularly of ridg
ings. Best of reterence given if required.
1crins rcee unable.
.1l t eders lht' at MITCHELL'S STABLE
,tii! recedy. lprolmpt attentiol. ,jya:8-tf
P U1L1' NOTICE is hereby given to all
collierned, that from ;int aite r this ilate
I will not be respousitle for the debts con
trat-td by my wife.
Parish of Ascension. July S2. 1577.
It RAPIHAEL MOUSSE.
7 s nit ieIsily eairnei
7 in 1 these thel blt it
eau be ildeilid in three
months by any one
of either sex, in any
part of the country who is willing to work
steadily at the employment that we furnish.
$66 per week in your own town. Yin need
not be away from hone over night. You
can give your whole time to the work, or
only your spare iuiments. We have agents
who are making over S20 per lay. All who
engage at once can make money fast. At
the present timet money can not he made so
easily anl rapidly at any other business. It
costs nothing to try the business. Terms
and $5 Outtit free. Address at once,
7- S-I y H. II.tLETT & Co., Portland Minie.
R. J. DELGARDO,
proprietor of the
Great Medical Wonder,
a cure for
Salt Rheuni. Ileerated Sore Legs. Erysip
elas and Dropsy, Biliousness. Sick llead
ache. Colic. Cholera Mon us. Criu ps.
Acting directly on the liver and kidneys,
hence is a sure cure for lysw epsia, Back
achei Sile-ache. Sirifili antl Wormis. A
enre guaranteed for TAPE-WORMS.
Every description of Piles ani all private
)t". Delgardo will lie in Donaldioirille a
limited period i riilon SUNDAY. JULY 1I.
C. W. Rose's Restaurant,
M ississippi street.
Boot and Shoe Maker,
Mississippi street niii Corner of St. Palricki
I)ONA L)SON FILL K.
First-tlass work on shortest notice. Satin
faction guaranteed. Terue modeitia.
Sv in= alac~hin-sl repaired
Next Door to Post-Office.
Who has just received from the city,
LISLE THREAD HOSE,
WHITE LINEN SHIRTS.
BOOTS, SHOEM & HATM
a specialty, in which I defy comlpetition.
LADlES' AND GENTS'
TRUNKS, AND SADDLERY,
Also a large and fresh supply of
FLOUR & PROVISIONS
Mississippi St., next to the Post-Ojice,
ON ACCOUNT OF A
CHANGE IN OUR FIRM
We are compelled to sell our
Boots, Shoes, Hats,
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS,
MRS. M. ISRAEL & CO.,
Dwelling, Store & Fixtures
ON 1 LI.ERAL TI :ItI.
'or. Railroadl Avenue and Iberville Street
P. LiFEVRE, - - - Proprietir.
The bar Is alwa s supplied with the best
Wines and Ligaquuis. je3O-ly
DR. F. R. CONNELL,
3 GEM PLANTATION.
lississippi rivei. ..........L.
~nI'Žl -ly Aswcensiof Parish. Las.
DR J. C. LEGARE,
Office a ad Residence:
Souvenir Plantation, Asoension Parish,
One mile above 1)onaldtouvillc. fi
D R. " . MeGALA RI
Office in Crescent Place,
Just received-2000 Barrels
FIRST POOL COAL,
for family use. Now is the time to lay in
your sa tly fist the winter, while its cheap.
Sod at .en Orleann prices, in lots to suit,
John F. Park's New Coal Yard,
Opposite the River Ferry Landing,
R H. BLOOMFIEL,
P. 0. Box 75,
Will attend to the following branches of the
SURVEYING, running out and retracing
old lines, and establishing permanent
MAPPING-accurate plans of plantations
made on durable paper.
DRAINAGE-leveling for canals and lev
ees, estimatinig cost and supervising con
structiou of the sanw, andi hsating draining
MECHANICAL-drafting mechanical in
ventions for obtaining patents. Also for
construction of buiblings. ap8-7 6
Carriage & Wagon Maker,
REMOIiVE) TO lid IitILiIOAD AVENUE,
DONA LDSOXVILLN. tnart2j
Tin and Sheet-Iron Worker,
DONA LDSON I7LLE, LA.
Manutacturer of Strike Pans, Evaporating
Pans, Clarifiers. Juice Boxes, Syrup Tanks.
Chimneys anil Breechings, Force and Litt
piums, etc. Steami Trains put up and fully
guaranteed. Also keeps on hand a full sup
ply of Iron Pipes and Fittings, for steam
and water use. Jobbing and country orders
promptly attendiq to at moderate charges.
Junction of Lafourche and Chotnsaohes sts.,
ON TIlE BAYOU. mar24
Will deliver any where on the river or
Bayou Lafoure. WOOD, LUMBER, SHIN
GLES, STAVES, BRICK or any other kind
of freight at reasonable rat*s. The under
signed will furnish parties with a list of
prices of the above articles, stating where
they can be procured, or will make contracts
for the delivery of the same.
Address II. F. SHARP,
Captain and owner, Plaquemine, La.,
Or, W. W. BUFORD, Agent,
RAILROAD COFFEE - HOUSE
AND BILLIARD SALOON,
Mississippi Street, corner Lessard,
DONA4 LDSON J'ILLE.
The best wines, liquors and cigars always
on hand. GUSTAVE ISRAEL.
WViEELWlRIGIIT & COAllVAiKEll,
Mr. Joseph Ferrier informs his friends and
the public, that the partnership heretofore
existing between Mr. Joe. Ieard and himself
has been dissolved by mutual consent.
He will continue the same kind of business
at the old stand. where he is ready to exc
ante at shortest notice all work entrusted to
him, pertaining to the trades of
Gunsmith, Locksmith, Blacksmith, Wheel
wright and Coaehmaker.
Buggies, Carriages, Wagons and Carts
repaired in a workmanlike manner, at prices
to suit the times.
Old Vehicles taken in Exchanqe for net.
The Manufacture of
Plantation Carts and Wagons
a specialty. Inspection and comparison of
i work and prices with those of other takers
will show a difference of from ten to twenty
per cent. All work mssaranteed.
Donaldsonville, La., March 15, 1877.
F B. EARHART,
Practices in the Fourth Judicial District
(comnprising St. Charles, St. John. St. Jamens
and As'etsion parishes), and in the Suprenie
and United States Coerts. Iny.,
LAW AND NOTARIAL OFFICE.
R. N. Minna.,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Sruclie ii .Aie tsion. .tiu ptin and St.
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