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7 mr PleUs el
Upder a ]epublican form of a
government education by com- a
mon. consent is supposed to be
its chief support, and under
these circumatences it is the
bounden duty of a goverment to a
secure this permanent founda- s
tn by liberal apropr.riations of a
money and the appointment ofa
pompetent and energetig citizens e
to superintend it. J4 all our con
stiAutions church and State are d
kept spart, and each branch is ,
eseC~bc to work out its own e
destiny independent of the other.
This idea has generally ,been ,
predominant and our public ,
sobools have been kept free fromi a
sectarian influence, in order notin
to interfere with religious edh- ~
cation as tanght in the domestic d
pircle and churches.
In some of the Eastern and f
Western MStates attempts have
been repeatedly made, but witch
but success, to mix church and
State together by a division ofj
the fund appropriated to the 4
aupport of public education. The,
detriment to the cause was so
manifest that sectarianism has t
beep kept out of the shools, and
the objection has gone so far in
some sections as to prohibit the t
reading of .the Bible as a class
We belong to that portion of
the community who hold that
instractiops in religion should be
eoniped to the church and the
doipestio aircle, and no teacher
of a publia school should be re
quired to interfere with these
sacred privileges. In European
countries, in which a union exists
betwteen charph and State and
one form of religious worship
prevails throughout the lands,
th.i rule differs from ours, npd
for good reasons.
/ As we conceive the object of a
/ sytem of public eduastion, sup
ported4 by the ta payers of the
land, is intended to train the
p inda of the pupils, so as to
phake good sitisens ad to un
darstand the laws and true prin
ciples of the government gnder
which they live. It is not intend
ad to inluence their religious
Sii~W or to make them give a
preference to one form of religion
pOep another. It is very com
mendable in a minister of the
lospel to jill tb duties of his
ei elously and conscienci
st but there are certain well
4. esL set saide for the
sacs of these duties, and
bc be sr0b6ly limited
_ ,sli e ipas. Our public
owidb kept free from
-= . , o ,. e, on the
thje tahpy were estab
of education without reference
to the individual preferences of
either parents or pupljs.
It is easy to perceive the bad
ts of sectarian teaching in a
public school composed.of chil
dren whose parents entertain
different viewason religious sub
jects, and sooner or later difficul
ties will arise, calculated to im
pair the usefglness of the free
school system. Under this ex
perience our school law does not
apna anything of this kind of
$...tj..p~1 from the teachers,
and they will do'weW I to carry
o t the law strictly according to'
T'he Late seplatp Morton.
Death is the common lot of 11a
created beings, and no position, q
however exalted, exempts one
from this fate. The death of
Senator Morton was expected
for some weekl, and nothing
short of an iron constitution en
abled binm to struggle so long f
against his disease. f
His life, though not long t
measured by the umbther of N
years vouchsafed him, has been v
a busy one and replete with v
stirring events. He was no friend c
of the South, or its institutions, i
and was of that nature that he t
could not see any good in us,
and was not disposed to with
draw his iron hand from pres
sure against us. We will not
examine his motives or say
aught against him to which a
friend could take exception, for t
we have implicit faith in the old I
and honored adage, "To say 1
naught of the dead, unless we i
can say some thing in commen
dation of his acts."
He was undoubtedly a man of
fine intellect, imbued with in
domitable courage to lead his
party, and perseverance and en
ergy in executing its behests.
He will be missed in the United
States Senate, where his word
was law to his followers, and he
could always bring them up to
the line when party emergencies
He was not $ consistent poli
tician in the ordinary accepta
tion of the term. One of the
most logical speeches he ever
made was in opposition to grant
ing the right of suffrage to the
colored people; yet, when nec
essary for the interests of his
party, he quietly took thp oppo
site view and maintained it with
as much zeal as if he had al
ways been of that opinion.
When, men chapng their set
tied opinions for self-aggrandise
meit they cease to be statesmen
and faji into the ranks of politi
cians. In this class we should
place him and give him credit
for great success.
As a member of the Electoral
ComQmission his grhat force of
character and indomitable will
contributed largely to the results;
and, indeed, be was an import
ant factor throughltt the presi
r dential canvass, quick to counsel
and ready to execute tlh prompt
iags of his busy brain.
º Individuals of his character
are more useful to the party
- thap to the country, for he who
can spe po virtue or patriotism
U in the acts of his political oppo
- neat must peCessarily be often
I mistaken in his views, and the
aualities whibh mIaJe him a senc
i cessful leader muast necessarily
i detract from his usefulness as a
SBetter to have loved a short
giral thl. pnvet to have loved at
Weather Atpd Crops.
Professor Tice has prophesied
for bad weather during the whole
of this month, and so far his pre
dictions have been fully realized.
The planters are having a sor
ry time of it-green cane, poor
sugar, pregnant rains, nu4ddy
roads, and a poor prospect for a
living price for their products. i
In truth this is the time for the
ezercise of great patience, and
it requires a great deal to sup
press constant grumbling.
We hear different reports ofi
the yield of cane, and singular))
as it may appear, few are will
ing to admit any thing short of
a hogshead per arpent as the
yield up to this date. The
quantity is generally poor and
contains an excess of molasses,
so that the soant in the coolers
will fall short when potted,
So far Jack frost has not mane
his appearance except to a very
few who pride themselves on
their early rising; at any rate no
visible effoects are seen from his
visitation. During the week the
I weather has been moderately
I cool, and the cane is probably
improving a little, but very lit
tle. The rains are frequent, and
faul heavily and abundantly.
Sunshine is in great demand.
On Wednesday after mid
night we were visited by a strong
wind, heavy rain and a most
terriflo thunder storm of an
hour's duration. So far as we
i have heard no serious damage
Hayes' FIdelity to Party as
Seen by an Opponenu,
[Washington Cor. Detroit News.]
Hayes never neglects to pay
his debts whenever he has the
assets to do it with. The other
day the United States district
attorney of one of the Western
Territories suddenly died. A lfe
long aspirant for the position
heard of the occurrence and
rushed over to the White House
to secure the appointment. He
was met by the smiling and gen
ial Mr. Ilayes, who remarked
"Good morning." The gentle
man admitted it for the sake of
the argument, and then, in a
tearful voice, informed Mr.
Hayes of the sad bereavement.
"Yes," said Mr. Hayes, "I have
just appointed a good man in
his place-Mr. Campbell, of New
Orleans-who was of great as
sistance to our party last fall
during the trouble about the
count." "The h--l you say," re
marked the now disgusted aspir
ant, F'yes," meekly responded
Mr. Hayes, "Don't you think
you are just a trifle precipitate
in this matter, Mr, Hayes ? The
man hasn't been dead three
hours; be isn't cold yet, and he
may come to life at any mo
ment." Can't help it if he does,"
replied Mr. Hayes; "it's too
late, any way, and I don't think
he's that kind" of a man; be
sides, Mr. Campbell has done a
great deal for the party."
Vperailes ;pg N1w Senator
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 6.--Gov.
Williams to-day commissioned
the Hon. Dan H. Voorhies as
Senator, vice Senator Morton,
deoeased. On the applipation of
a committee appointed by the
Democracy, the commission was
plaied in their hands, to be de
livered It Terre Haute this even
ing. The committee consists of
the following gentlemen : Messrs.
Shaw, Henderson, Shoemaker,
East, Maynard and Russ. They
left by the 4 p, m. train and
placed in the hands of Mr.
Voorhies his appointment as
Senator. In response to the re
marks on the part of the com
mittee, the Senator made a short
address, and the committee re
turned to this pity by the mid
Report of the Grand Jury at
the NoVeeaber Term, 1i77,
of the 15th Judicial Dis
trict Court, iu and for the
jarish of Assumptioa,
To the Tion. the Judge of the Fifteenth Judi- C
cial District Court holding session in the
parish of 4stumpniou.
Yonr Grand Jury, duly empannelledand
sworn for the N.ovember term of 1877, of
this Honorable Court, would most respec
fully repprt the following as the result
of their deliberations as a gr nd inquest
in and for the pa~sh of Assumption, viz :
M3tters of a criminal nature brought
before our body have received due atten
tion apd sptiou in the premises are already t
on record in the indietmeets presepted
The pgblic roads and levees are in
wretched condition, and in some p.eces
they are almost impassable owing to the
late incessant rain. We trust the Police
Jury will see that the needed repairs are
promptly made (they hayving ,bolishedlthe
rintcure p.fice of road inspectorse as soop
s the weather will permit, andthat the I
levees are made secure before next high s
We ]hav lxamined the public buildings,
viz: Court louse, jail and Clerk's office. T
The former requires some slight repairs,
which ought to have been done long ago,
the Parish Jail requires some extensive t
repairs, there is no safety to be incurred T
for prisoners incarcerated therein. It has
pope to our knowledge that tre.uent and
ofpen, prisoners charged with the commis
elop of grave offences have made their es- 1
cape tieretrom, owing to its insecurity,
and for this, we blame the Police Jury for
not or4~ring the needed repairs long ago.
We would here remark that the attention
of the Police Jury has been called to this
matter in every report of the Grand Jury
to this Honprgble Court for many years
past, hut then and until within the last
year, .ur paris was so much in debt that 1
nothing was paid into the Parish Treasury
but warrants, and, as a consequepee,
there wpas n money to pay for jail or any
other repairs. Thnaiks to the praise-worthy
management of our present Police Jury,
I they are abhndently able to pay for said
repairs in cah., and they ought to be made
without a day's lelay.
There a;s pow six prisoners in the jail,
and they have all to be confined in the
iron cage, the only secure place; and pris
oners have frequently escaped from that.
The Clerk's office is in a dilapidated
condition, ap eye sore, and repugnant in
all its features; in order to save the very
important records and documents deposi
ted therein, immediate repairs should be
We have no compleints of trespass on
The report of the Parish Treaserer, re
t quired by law to be filed with the Recor
der, has been so filed, and shows a good
I condition of the finances of our parish, and
the registered debt is only $7,656,94.
) Upon examination of the public offices,
we find the Clerk's, Sheriff's and Recor
3 der's officeps well managed in every respect
Having examined the bcoks of the Tax
Collector, we find that five thousand eight
hundred and ten dollars State licenses
5 have been collected from eighty-six license
payers of the parish of Assumption; and
upon further examination we find that
there only remain six license payers who
have not settled, making ninety-two li
cense payers in the parish of Assumption.
P Your 'Grand Jury after having thoroughly
3 examined the books of Chs. Thiac, Tax
Collector, containing the list of store and
or ther license paevrs in this parish, have
t found that all license payers in this par
ish are on them. The Tax Collector's of
Sfice is well kept, and a ver efhfcient and
- active offic-er in charge.
3,The public vchools have been re-open
with an increase of pupils, and the corps
of teachers selected for the different
schools are better qualified than those of
The books of the Treasurer of the School
oard are properly kept, and show a hal
nce in the Treasury.
We can not close our report without
censuring, with regret, those who are
charged with keeping the peace in our vil
Sage f Napoleonville. It is customary,
particularly on Sundays for a large num
her of drunken men-laborers on adjacent
plantations, to congregate there at differ
rant tayerns and grog shops where liquors
are sold by the glass, cursing and using
e the piost profane language, and the result
I of the congregation of these drunken
mobs are very often the consequences of
fights and disthrbances, apd often leading
crimes. Strange to say that these riotous
gatherings are perniitted-to take place,
and, so far, no rrests of these pertu itors
B of the peace have been made by the offi
cers appointed for the express purpse of
kee ing the petace.
T an king your Hppor and the officers in
general for kind atteintion, we most res
pectfully submit tlis as our final report,
kand ask to be discharged.
(Sigaed) JOHN JE. PURNO,
Wrm, Lloyd Oiarrison, in a
letter to the New York Times
reviewing Hayes and his admin
istration, scores the President,
He charges him with trickerv
and roguery, in fact, indulges in
all the meanest of insinuations,
The old man's grief is that Hayes
did pot cbntinue the Radical
rascals in power; that he did
not pontinue the occupancy of
Louisiana and South Carolina
with the army. William Lloyd
has had his say, and, possibly,
feels relieved, President Hayes
has been, and will be, sustained
by the good people of the Unit
ed States on account of his
Mouthern policy.-Cin. Enquirer.
The desert of Sahara covers
about 9,700,000 square miles.
Most of it is about 1500 feet
above the sea level, but a por
tion covering 120,000 square
miles is below the sea level, and
a project for inundating it from
the Atlantic Ocean is seriously
talked of The size of this desert
may be better understood, when
we state that its area is more
than two-thirds that of the entire
territory of the United States.
Jack Wilson, a negro, of Mer -
riweather county, Geargia, has;
bought and paid for 700 acresof
land since the war. Hfe has rais
ed this year some seventy bales
of cotton and 2000 bushels of
When the President was at
Lynchburg, Gen. Jubal Early
declined to call on him, remark
ing that Hayes owed him a visit.
Said Early, "I planted two bat
teries and a brigade one night to
greet him in the morning, but'
when day broke he had gone
At the regular meeting of the
Police Jury of the parish of As
sumption, held on the l1st day of
November, 1877, the following
resolutions were adopted;
Whereas, It is a well known faet
that the keeping open of stores bar
rooms, &c., on Sundays in the par
ish, where spirituous liquors are
held,'is a source of a great deal of
lawlessnesBnss, and that a great many
disgraceful scenesand deeds are en
acted by the participants therein
which are repugnant to law and
good order, and unworthy to the
civilized age in which we live.
'herefore be it resolved, That all
bar rooms and other places of busi
ness, where spirituous liquors are
sold or given away, be and the
same are hereby ordered to be clos
ed, in this parish, on all Sundays
from and after the second Sunday
of November. and
Be it further resolved, That all
other stores and shops wherein
business of tade and trafic is car
ried on be ordered to be ke pt clos
ed on each Sunday, except drug
stores, which may be kept open for
the sale of medicines and prescrip
tions of physicians; also regular
butchers and bakers.
And any store-keeper, or other
person or persons, who shall violate
the provisions of this resolution
shall be lined in the sum of fifty
dollars, to be recoverable before
any court of competent jurisdic -
tion, one-half of said fine to go to
tile informer, and the other half
for the benefit of the Public School
t Fund of tlhe parish.
SBp it further resolved, That these
resoluttions be published in the
next number of the PIONtsR.
PAt.aH OF AssuMrrioN,
November 1, 1i77.
Be it resolved, By the Police Jury
of the parish of Assumption, That
all Justices of the Peace of this par
ish are hereby instrueted to submit
to the Parish Attorney with their
"bills of costs" all papers in tile
oase in which said costs are incur
Be it further resolved, That this
take effect from and after its pas
sage, and thrat this resolution be
I printed in the PIosNE.u of the 3d of
J. W. WICKWIRI'S
FLOATING STENCIL & E1RA4TIL G BOAT,
MEItCHANTS' SHIPPING & GENERAl4
Also, Brands for marking clothing,
Checks for watches and keys, stencil al
phabets. steel stamps for marking tools
and planters' utensils; silver badges for
societies, Ac., &c. Watches, clocks and
jewelry plso repaired.
All work guarantied.-Prices moderate'
~aOrders left at the boat or at this
oeleee will be promptly attended to.
STATE OF LOUISIANA.
PAIIIH OF ASSUMPTION.
Scu.ession of Eudaldo G. Pintado.
U[THEREAS, P. E. Durand, of the parish
TV of Aasumpti.q, bas petition the Court
for Lette"s of adminitration on the estate
of the lgte Eidal4p G. Pintado deeeased
intestate; Notice is hereby given to all
whom it may coneepq, to abow cause, with
in. ten days from dateg this notioe, why
the prayer of hbe said petitioner should
not be granted.
By order of the Colrt.
THOMAS pIVINF, Clerk.
Assnupption, L,,, Novempber 9, 1877.
STATE OF LOUISIANA.
PARISH OF ASSUMFrION.
W HEREAS, Joseph Davis, of the parish
qf Assumption, La., has petitioned
the Court for L ters of administration
on the Estate of the late Jonas Hughes,
deceased, intestate : Notice is hereby given
to all whom it may concern, to show cause,
within ten days from date of this notice
why the prayer of the pet tioner ahould
not be granted
By order of the Court,
Assumption, La., October 24, 1877.
bTATE OF LWUU&A.
PasJSH oF AssumKPTow.
Suetession of Angelina 'Landry,
deceased Wife of Richard
WVHEREAB, Appliblon bas been made
by R. U. Joseph Guathreaux and
others, for the asplpo.mnt of Alfred Tite,
as administrator of the estate of the late
Angelina Landry widow of R$chard Gaui
threaux, deeeade intestte: Notice is
hereby given to all whom it may concern,
to bsow cause, within ten days from date
of this notiee. why the pryer of the said
petitioners sbould not be granted.
By order of the Court,
THOMAS DIVINS, Clerk.
Assumptin, I.. November . 187'7.
STATJ OF LOUISIANA.
iP'AB H oP APXs rION.
Succesaiom of Jean Alrado and
4Anna -is, his wife.
WTHERFAS4 Antoie Al1trae, ofthe
U Mrih of Assemptioe, has petitioned
the Court fur Letters of a4ministratibn on
the estate of the late Jean Albarado a -4
Anna tiij, his wife, doeeeasd intestate.
Notice is hereby given to all whom it
may conwern to bow esase within ten
days from date. or this notice why the
prayer of said petitiser shoald not be
By order of the Conrt,
TIfOMA8 DIVINE, Clerk of Court,
As mption, La., October s1, 1877.
STATE OF LOUISIANA.
PFAARISH O A9SUMPTION.
Suoae8aion qf Bertd Konaaoi and
Lazarra Goin r, Ais Wfe.
Notice is hereby given to the creditors
and all persons interested it said sueces.
iont, to show cause within ten days. if any
they have or can from date of publication
hereof, why the final account presented
by Vincent Fernandez, Adminirtrat'r of
said asuccession, should not be approved
and homologated, and the inds distrib
uted in acoerdance therewith.
By order of the Court.
THOMAS DIVINE, Clerk.
Parish of Aeassumpman October 1. 7.
PIERRE. J. GILBEU¶I!S
ordera for asles of real and;u poa
properly respeotfully solicited.
THE STATE OF LOUISIANA,
PARISH OF ASSUMPTION,
15Tr JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT.
The following namedpersons have
been drawn by the Jury Commis
sioners to serve as jurors for the
November term of the 15th Judicial
District Court, to be begun and
holden at Napoleonville on Mon.
day, the 5th day of November, 1877,
POR 800ND WO EK.
Silver Garthreas, John Weha, Jr.,
Pierre Julist, W. . Beasley,
Spicer Jones, Fehdinandmlesl
Bnzile Landry, Niels Duff,
Erneat L. Mont, Plas J. Gilbert
DtIes. Bergeron, Maxile Boadreauz,
Surry Jennings, Thdodule Cbant,
John Marais, Amddde Bourg,
Alexander Chani, Allen Hit,
J. Bt.. Neigerol, A Ldotp elret,
8. B. Bell, ales Bernird,
VMant Rt.ert, Nathan Levy,
nurville Landry, Frank Bergeron,
JEoseph Gaston, Rages. CleISt,
Lnsiguanllipcard BRsH Ben.
POR THIRD WElE.
Neeville Blrapad, Udonard Laelan,
Frank PPaghý. D. Barton,
Silver Bedveux, , . Leanv,
John Pettiway. Jlas P.. eck,
Th6odale Canwsaae Owsst Bsnebard,.
Horaee Mayor, B. GOsdner,
Thomas Loftus. SoerU a u.
Dl)dai Aroeanes u, Valern re~x,
Jules Bergeron, Elpbege Triele,
W. W. Pugh, Jr., M aher-a,
Louis Prdsox, Va d aros,
Arthur Aueoin, Aiphonse KSlag,
toine Albares, hank B. Kittredge,
F. A. Bienvenu, its Le Blan,
X. Hartman.' Nd~u`W d Tia.
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