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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE PARISH OF ASSUMPTION.
VoL XX,* NAPOLEONVILLE, La., SATURD YA, SEPTEMBER 8, 1877. No. 13
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TIHE -UNT Sen laswy
&d ve sI the Gtonee line sad
at ver Modeerate re. The
oloag are specially Ciwnmanded :
Ws~ MlLaoam ra:e
Dried Apple, Oaions,
Wine, Vadalra WinseWne
of res, Cegnae. of the best
bran isee i, Brissard)
aMsam Penah. St.Urz
Gm Chaiose, A pp BHolland
Pch Brandy, Vermouth,
Hatetter', Price andea
Crockery, O Taware, Earthern
its .,ha,.~pt Baoaind41K
ý : owder ad Cape.
rill eanviaed 4hat cheaper
roeieant e oght elsewhere.
TMso emesmNe Msunasetury of Cnof'etio
ilver Xead4DpIoman and Premiums
Ian .ql4eesale Deatar bi
itick C )eiciSh and
S8 rsEira iPa, :r
bs ofa, Prn
z~w O&ZMI%, L.A.
Lurent Osar FolPee
FrII y& .Folse,
00 ! ooiUsii k ACWTS,
N.. S lt. <it. Btet.
IizR;r&L ADYMOUi MADE ON CON
A&sWWMPOVA Lsod e
Officers for the ensuing yeew:
Qeo. G. Garner, P. M.,W. W. ..; F. W.
&JulKet, J. W..;
wXnets a eeeon4d and lit Thursday
c! eaei401t r ; .. '` j
THE CENTENNIAL MEDAL I
At the 4ath Etbilioa n of tshe Aericsaa
Inatitute Fair in this city the Hw.EXa
cbla. wa recomnmended by the judges,
and approve by the nuanimoius vote of
th~e Boarof ~mAsos, for ',the (423*?
Gow "Caxrsiqrl L ,i" uSder the
ohis of gdold) is to be awarded
andy i a machine, rrod cci.cP~
axhMibitet 'Cetemial year& Lý
]hlbt. of th e Ainesrican natitwe of
the city ofIlw York It can be awarded
ontiwap~ ~i~hf~t ,rbo&Ut, OrTyeeese o
gree ruin.,- Gbflde ipsart~flCsi sed
ai ea t ual ma) erit; and then only by
j gelnyt of the whole Board of Trustees,
upemtha:writtenl report of three judges.
whosteýi 'sha etif o the above
36q tis. and after said reeds shaI1
hare bed .tP wed by a majort of the
w' hole bir blea a nqert." -
It vlI tB tih seen hat the "Howe"
seage an &rSp.. as e Companies
she lanid to asawaid oeflie 5x
n1e8 lcna teI', thWis ONTRLEaN
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WMT L a MARIS,
Attorney and Notary Publc,
PeTwanvuJ , A ..
GUION & FOLSE,
Attor~eys at Law,
NAPOLEONVLE, ASSUMPTON, LA.
Preotice in the Courts of the Fifteenth
Judioal Dstrit,in the tdjoing parishes
Nad in the Supreme Court.
N .B.-L. U. Bow.u Ntr" Public.
ED. NIOant PNoi Ww. E. HOwELL
ýDonldao~lvIfl% L . Napleovrme, Ls'
PUGH & HOWELL,
I Wiil praeioeelu Aoeuedgon and Aaautmpthmý.
D. LRBLANO & W. GUION,
kltorneys at Law,
NAPOL3NoY ,JuI ASBUKPTON, LA
- BEAMIS & ARNOLD,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
uetrmn-House, Up Stairs,
NEW ORLEANS, La.
W IM give p cpmij lttent n to an buiai
Haas. is the city. and is the Parishee of
ýArsanmp'tio a andsfbafourche.h
Attorney at Law,
0ouLsDONVH.L,, I .
Wall practice in the Parishes of Ascen
Ieo, A"aemption, St. James and St. John
the 84pts$ .
Businosas promptlyattended to.
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ALBERT P. ,LAUVE,
Altony and Notary Public,
J. B. WHIT I!NGTON,
Att4orney ` and 'Notary- Public,
Will attend p-qnpt o tal businees in
the Fitteentk rJi DtetriotCourtl
THFBE 8UfBSCBIB BS ABE FROM THIS
1 day Aaeotibted-in the Praotlee of Medi
'ine and the Finm is ,'oRD BoBDim.
JoszIia D. .OFOD,
ham3To C. BOBDiS.
Mwrh 1. 1Z'.::
Wheelribt' and Biacksmithy
Oarriages, Buggies, Carte, Wagona, &a
I made and repaired at New Orleane pricee.
D& .FAUL HUMBtBRT,
Performs -mi operationa ont
the teeth in the latest and
most seientihe manner.
Oonaultataea free, a4d anIwor kguaraw
Osesi 31.. 13 aBlread Avemus,
A. F. HICKMAN
Imaporter ofeWines & Liquors
5,. DECATUR ,T.
Impvtt and Whole a ad kteil
DMets in Iquore,
AME, PW~TER AND OU)EE,
Ageut, for the
CILDITUmP IUMUU II IDEL.
286---- Coati Street.`-- - - 26
Between (Thrtree and Old Levee 8treetm,
LEON QUoE.OUZB. OSCg Boris
QUEYROUJZE & BOIS
WINES And LIQUORS
WE1BTWRIi P gHDUCE,
AT1 THE BLUK*OWE ,
Cor. OId &Les- & Bienville Sts.
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BEN BHENAMIN, JR.,
S Jetiee Peese2ad Ward.
Parish of Assumption, Jily 17, 1877.
Notice to Teachters.
The examination of applicants
for Teachers of the Public Schools
of this parish, will take place at
Napoleonville--for males on Mon
day iSth inst., and f6r ladies on
Thursday the 16th inst.:
WM. M. MARKS,
Pres. School Board.
BRICKS ! BRICKS I!
S'The undersigned, having enlarged their
BRItIV YAR1D with the inteption of carry
ing their business on alarger scale, sblicit
-s- heretofore the patronage of their,
friends, and are now prepared to deliver
Bricks at all landings between Donaldeon-t
viie and Thibodaux at prices and condi
tlons to suit purchasers.
Address: & T XILLO,
'P Constantiy on hand a supply of
Wheeling, W. Va.
No. 64 Common Street, New Orleans, and
Cane carts, Mule carts,
B Cgase. rts, Rice carts,
Town carts, Small carts,
(of all sizes)
Axle grease, (the best made) Spokes, Fel
loes, 'Wheeling Nails, etc., etc.
ALL WORKS FULLY WARRANTED
Mr.w . H. WEBSR,. Napoleonville,
will heQp a stock of Carts ahd Axle Grease
The Assessment Roll of the par
ish of Assumption has been this
day deposited by me with the Re
corder of the parish of Assumption.
Any person who may feel ag
grieved by any assessment, must
make an appeal in writing to the
undersigned, stating particularly
the correceion desired within thirty
days from the date hereof.
EMIL/E I. HEBERT,
Assumption, La. August 15, 1877
NODTIC TO TRAVELERS.
The 8tage eerrymg the United States
Mil leaves Naoleonvll e daily ndays
eceptedi ot 6 Q'co A.k I, arriving at
Do, adaso ilie at 9 d loek.
.et rinn, leaves Donaldsonville on the
arrival of the train from Ne Orleans and
iaarcbe hh o-Nmpoleonvflle at rea1onable
>idaceCl a ity
Subscription Price, $3 a Year.
Fifteenth Judicial District.
foCompriing theparishes sofAssumption,
Lasourcne, and Terrebonne.l
Distriot JMuge:........... Taylor Beattie
District Atto;ney........Seymour R. Snaer
Regular terms of District Court in As
samption Palish open on first Monday in
May and first Monday in November.
Eighth Senatorial District.
State Senators......... .Ho . S. Goode
Thos. A. Cage
Representatives ............George Drury
" ............Jonus Hughes
Parish Judge................Alfred Tete
Clerk of the Court.........Thos. Divine
Treasurer .............August Bulow
Tax Collector .................. C. Thiac
Sheriff.............. ....A. J. Echeverria
Coyoner..... ..............John Hickm..n
Parish Physician....... Dr. B. Ri. Beasley
Public Administrator.... Hiram IH. Carver
Wm. W. Pugh, President; Thos. D. Cox,
W. B. Ratliff, Emile Tellieu, David Levy,
John Weure, Moses R. Hire, Basile Graves,
The recent decision , of the
Supreme Court in the case of
L,'A. Webre vs. No. 769 William
Wilton, from Lafourohe, deliv
ered at its recent session in
Monroe, and which was printed
and circulated by the Se.ined in
a supplemental sheet, contains
ideas and instructions in regard
to the rights of the people, and
the duties of supervisors and
commissioners tiht should be
generally circulated by the Press.
"A fond l principal of
;Ameruial oi1ialaw is
that it is the casting of the votes
or ballots unimpeded by force
or fraud which determines with
as the result of elections:"
SUPRE3ME COURT OF THE
STATE OF LOUISIANA..
s . . s s
There are not wantin: among the
utteranes of those emitaenc judges
and authoas quoted by the Distlict
Judge others to the etiect ;has the
whole object of all laws regulating
elections is under an Amelica u
system to secure the great end of
carrying out of the popular will;
and the fact that eonteits for office
are provided for by law presuppos
es what has always been practiced
in such cases, an enquiry to the in
troduction of evidence as to who
rightfully obtained, or would have
obtsined, at a legal, fair and peace
ful election a majority of the votes.
How can this be done without
proving by any legal evidence for
whom the suiragans cast their
votes. A fundame.,tal priniple of
American and Louisiana law is that
it is the casting of the votes, of
ballots, unimpeded by force or
fraud, which determines with us
the results of elections; the laws
the police regulations which are or
should be always framed to se.unre
fair elections and a fair polling
cqunt and report of the votes
are merely subsidiary to that
end, and that while they should
be observed and carried out they
are of themselves of far less impor
tance than the end to be attained.
It is in the power of no officer or
set of officers to substitute their
own will for the votes and will of
the people and wherever this has
been done it is the duty of the
Courts when properly appealed to
not only to enter upon the enquiry
but to award the right and if need
be to punish the guilty. In Auld
vs. Walton 12 A. 139 the language
of the Court is. "The soverign in
this land is the people and the bal
lot is the expression of the sover
eign will. The audacious crimiun'l
who lays the hand of violence (and
we may add fraud) upon the ballot
box in effect usurps the sovereignty
of the country. Whenever there
fore a rase of such attempted usu,-
pation is presenteyto the tribunals
charged wvith the jurisdiction o
contested elections, they should
avail themselves qt every legal re-.
course'in their resch to ascertain
twhether the popular will has been
ee~ through the ballot box,
an) if so, what it has decreed.
There is an esse tia) diference c
between the act of voting and the I
police provisions to secure trh evi- e
dence of the act. The principle that
if the votes be deposited the object a
of the election is attained and its p
validity cannot be affected by the
non-observance of the directory t
provisions of the law has often been u
disregarded in Louisiana of late
years, as it was in this instance, c
not that the principles are not ,ell
settled in her jurisprudence and in
that of our sister. States, for they t
have been recognized andannonced
by the courts not only as constittit- t
ed before the war, but by our io- i
mediate predecessors in the case of i
Burton vs. Hicks. t * * t
is to be constantly borne in mind e
that the point of enquiry is the will
of the electors as manifested by
their ballots. "The various provi
sions of the Statute under which
the election ot November last was
held, howevet often they have been 1
misinterpreted or disregarded,wer
by their termn ana declared intent
simply designed to protect ana
keep free the ballot and secure its
On the subject of the conduct of
elections Judge Cooley says: Elec
tion statutes are to be tested like
other statutes, but with a learning
to liberality in view of the great
public purposes which they-accom
plish; and except where they spe
cially provide that a thing shall be
done in the mabner indicated, and
not otherfise, their :provisions de
signed merely -for the information
and guidance of the oflicers must be
regarded as direetory only; and
the election will not be alfeated by
a failure to comply witb them, pro
v;ded the irregularity has not hind
ered any who were entitled from
exercising the right of suffrage or
rendered doubtful the evidences
from whic h the result was to be
declared." Again the author says,
referring to the leading case of
People vs. Barb: '"I was said in 1
the same casesthat an i alarity
in conducting al e sletio w 'ilch'
does not eprive a lega.oer
his vote, or admit a digntaltied
voter to. vote, oq cast unertainty
on the resulti and hits not been oe-
casioned by the agency :of a party
seeking to derive benefit from it,
should be overlooked in a proceed
ing to try the right to an Oltce de
pending ou sued Qgestions. * * *
APPLICATION, FOR RA iftAR
Ma. Ca sr. JusTIco MANxi.Mo . -.
LIVEREp THE OPINION AND DE
CR.-E OF :THE COURT IN THE
WOAt AND FIGUIRS IOLLOWIN.,
It is rightly remarked by the
counsel for the defendant, in his
brief supporting the application
for a rehearing "the great under
lying principle in all contested elec
tion cases is to ascertain the will
of the majority. The problem is
to secure, first, to the voter a free
and untrammeled vote, and secoud
ly, a cosect record and return of
the vote; and that in all cases it is
inicumbent on the contestant to
show that the acts of which he
complains changed the result."
And we will aud, if the acts of
which 'a contestant complains do
not change the resajt, courts will
not intervene, though the conduct
of the one -o the other may be
tainted by fraud, or vitiated by
violence. For, of what concern is it
to judicial tribunals to learn what
bad and illegal acts either candi
date may have beet guilty of, if
(,fn received so large a majority
v·.r the "other that he is etected
uotwithstanding the deduction from
his poll of all the votes that shunhi
not have been received aor couned;.
But, when the case is otherwise
--when the object. and pnrpose. of
the officials, who have the machin
ery of elections in charge, is showi
by testimony to have been not the
ascertainment of the will of tile
umjority, bat the perversion of the
expression of that will : not a cor
rect record and return of the vote,
but such a return as accomplished
a pre.etermined result; not an ut
trammeled vote, but so trammel
is by cunning devices that the sat
fragan has been deceived or misted
-then it is the highest office autn
the most imperative dcty of a court
to vindicate the pi.rity audinvio
lability of the ballot, and to take
care that the Republic, whose eore
nor stone is the vote of the Citizen,
shall receive no harm.
For the fundmnental prliiepldbf
every representative governmlentis
that it isean&- the teturn, but
deatie* that eaitles a party to an
ofice. Hence it has been unifo. ly
held that the oflcial return of in
eheiou is only prima faci e< vid-.
ence of its legality and corree,
and th.t a court can go behind it to
ascertain the true state of the vote.
if this were not so, why should
the intricate forms for registratton
be prescribed, or why the nsehesit7
of the voter personally sfering his
vote if a power vested anywhere to
disregard everything that had been
done at the ballot boxt~ atesetakt
the Returning Board
The act of casting a v4e im notto
the citizen an emply form. It isthe -
lever by which the majority raies
itself to the summit of the govera
meat. and there controls, orders,
Written for the PER.
D DICATED TO --.
When, hby te gentslemoo gh4
Thou ror'st in mystico hours,
Then let .ay beam, ever bright
Illumine thy path of flowers.
Whene'er thou, st even aigh,
Musipg on the pae that's dead-, ,
Tiet my sphere lihnpthysky, `
aQivg baek thpsaaoe jed.. -:
When uMm'ry Iviugs .ýn1 Iteit y
Some forri that haunts thy diea, .;
Then let mA cb- semr forth her ra( 4
IAypath 4f bfe to gleam.
If o'er, throuh life, there is an hoar
That thbon wa kdst aIve madeb.,.t-.
Seek, tAhn, the kisirts nmt oout d
I af see storm should overtake,
Renderin jll s bleak as sig,
i RONI ..·,
-Tbey bad been nkarried ie
motLhs, andiie was teruiag tbhe
leaves of a book, when she- ee
pied a pressed ower, part tf &
bouquet be had given her previ
ous to wedl k, and skid:
" "'Timba.a htlte flolwsr 4
'IshquIld sap io,"
"That's r i epre
two-dolla bojeat ; au baOr:
it: I wall ino town and fdP
red sayselff . Iunhbe :r A
,A Ptsyarý'aniai uteci0 who
tairried his ieodwnd Moe s autua
th fuuneral of his fimxt. u wp AisL
ed witb a, ' a bWQ JIO rn't, WO
in token of disappirovaL He e&
postelated patheticaily thus : "I
say, poys, you on bt to be
ushamme riif ýti et s ý e Dbb$
iug all tis ooisse:vea der asAs
funeral bore s*o Shoon."
Subsc'Iibe to the, Pioutus
only: $ per annum.ý ý
STATE OF LOUISIANk.
PAISBH OOtU. JL.
PAISH oF ASSUMPrTO.:
Jean Baptiste Landryj,fa.
t petitioned the Court for Letters of
administration on the the estate eof th
late Jean Baptie Lndry, e, decemsed
Notice is hereby given to al whom it
may concern to show cause Within ten
dpys from date of this notie why the
prayer of said petiioner shold h set be
By order of the Court.
THOMAS DIVfE;i Cterk osfort
Assumption, La., Aug9 81, 1877.
-bTATE OF LOUSIANAT .
PARIsH O1 _Aa38UuFI¶ON.
Sucoe88ion of Matihi* Bourg,
Louis°Fol , Cai t.z.w .
notice is heretb` y gives to the crwfto
andsilperwstuinteveetedth a hd Ioa
to 0w a aroe 'ithiin ce. dupa fro thbe
preseit coti&iation. any aheyhWO or
t80, WkJfIbO pr~bevaous socoopt prguen
ed by Ilo is t.h oise dnative etutroiaa
lain bs p~u e~b t~MInor
Ysathble Foleeo Alice ia i ttrETA'sD
abouki not be~omeLegated su
and the funds dkbiontm i. asuonmn
ore 66msumpticp0,L., y , ;