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MtiiI KS, sIPrrurr a !!, 1 77..
me Times has been seized with a sud
ald violent attack of indignation at
selection of school books by the
Board of Education. The attack
Ssudden and violent, indeed, that
1i impressed with the idea that an
of some sort or other in the
Brothers' series prompted it.
ielie.W estimate of the cost of the
book. is made, the Superintendent
"Public Education is assailed, and
y statements and charges made
cannot be substantiated. The
of the mntes in this matter is
table to a public journal. It
thar been victimized by the agent
books or it has become the co
of that agent.
Harper Brothers, who are the
hers of the Wilson readers re
by the State Board, had, under
1 regime, for years a monop.
of the school book trade in this
I yet, among all the malevolent,
as and untiring enemies of
people the Harper Brothers have
the most malevolent, unscrupul
tad untiring. Conceding that these
have merit they ought to have
rejected by the board. The Har.
lrothers have no claim to the pa
of this people. They have done
to their power, and that has been a
deal, to sustain and encourage
larsiui and to degrade and humil
people, and they and their
ight to be spewed out of the
of the Louisiana public. But
books are not meritorious. Ex.
oed teachers here and elsewhere
pronounced them inferior to
y other school publication. We
in the last day or two, our
examined the Wilson readers,
.e told that under no circum
should they be used in our
l unless Southern parents desire
their children shall be taught to
their ancestors as rebels and
. The Harper Brothers' books
very fitting for the use of a system
10 education which was designed
the character of the Southern
lbut they are utterly unfit for our
Shativ examined the law, and the
iutlons of the State Board under
the Superintendent of Public
on acted, and we have fully
ourselves as to the terms of
goatract made by the State Board
rA. B. Barnes & Co. for the Watson
, and we are prepared to say
Mr. Lusher acted with full and
authority in every step he
and that the contract made for
books is liberal in the extreme and
lated to be of great benefit to the
. at children who attend the
Sso far as the attack of the
Upon the Superintendent of the
oard is oncerned, we regard it
ly unjustifiable. Indeed, it is
alnetio and so at variance with the
that it has all the appearance of
paid advertisement of the Harper
n8ow as to the books adopted by
State Board. The contract made
A. 8. Barnes & Co. is, as we have
very liberal, and considering the
Iomber of indigent children in the
it whose interest it was made, and
riority of the Watson readers
Wilson series, we think there
1' to be said in favor of it. But,
careful inspection of the readers
and a gomparison of them with
Southern University Series, we
that the board has made a mis
SI not choosing the latter. The
on in the Southern University
ore fully equal in point of literary
* o those in the Watson readers
tley are more in accord with the
sentiments, traditions and
of our country. In this series
prominence is given to the pro
of Southern authors and to
themes which, without being
-east sectional, are caloulated to
Oer children to love their section
rence its leaders and heroes.
thisa s a point of inertimablo
the Watson readers-the series
ed--there are many excellent so
but we were inexpressibly
to see on page 213 a note of
Slength highly eulogistio of Bev.
.Ward Beecher. "He preaches
"'.ay thi mote ,Ia awho
to the temptations, the errors and the
wants of to-day. His sympathy with
nature, aocute observation of men and
things, remarkable analysis of charac
ter, apt illustration, mental elasticity,
soul strength and affluence and power
of diction are equally apparent in his
writings and his extemporaneous
speeches." Now, Henry Ward Beecher
has done more to degrade religion, de
bauch public morals and destroy the
purity of private life, not only in this
country, but in this generation, than all
the profligates and thieves of our time.
Our children should be taught to re
gard him with horror, and to hold his
name in detestation. Such men are the
worst enemies of society, and the more
talented and brilliant they are, the more
demoralizing is their example. If we
teach the youth of the country to vene
rate such men; to regard them as
"preachers of the truth," as men of "soul
power," etc., who can measure the
depth of social depravity into which
the next generation will descend?
We write with no purpose of censur
ing the School Board, but to call their
attention to this flaw, nay this black
and overshadowing vice in the Watson
readers, that they may take such steps
as they deem proper. If the contract
is adhered to the board, it seems to
us, should insist that the eulogy of
Beecher be stricken out of the edi
tion for our schools. A dozen publish.
ing establishments have their agents
here, all eager for a contract. We have
no interest in any of them; we desire
only that the books shall be finally se
lected which will best advance the cause
of public education, public morals and
Southern patriotism. We suggest the
Southern University series of our own
accord; it has no agent here, and to ex
amine the books we have had to make
most dilligent search for them, and
with only partial success.
Southern papers and politicians are
becoming just a little disgusting in
their adulation of Mr. Hayes. The
fraudulent President cannot open his
lips but a thousand pencils are ready to
declaim upon the wisdom of his utter
anoes and a thousand tongues to echo
his twaddle. Throughout his New Eng
land tour, and during his present jaunt,
his speeches have been simply silly,
often insufferably so. Indeed, he ought
to have lost all the reputation he ever
had for wisdom and statesmanship, and
stand forth the good natured imbecile
he is. But, instead of that, the press
and politicians, especially those of the
South, have done nothing for weeks but
slobber over him and quote his non
sense and palaver about his magnan
It is time that this toadyism were
ended; it is time for the people to judge
Mr. Hayes by the principles upon which
his administration is based and the
measures which it pursues. The Pica
yune, yesterday morning, affirms that
Gov. Hampton's courtesies to the Presi
dent "admit that Hayes may be inno
cent of the fraud that decided his
case," that "our present political status
is due to his good will," that we owe
Mr. Hayes a debt of gratitude. These
propositions are as silly as some of the
President's gabble in New England.
Gov. Hampton has said nothing to intl.
mate that Mr. Hayes may be innocent
of the fraud which decided his case.
Gov. Hampton could not have been so
weak as to do such a thing as that.
There is not an intelligent man in the
United States-there is scarcely a woman
or child-who does not know that Hayes
was made President by fraud. There
are many who deny the fact; there are
others, like the P'icayune, who would
smooth over the disgraceful business.
But Mr. Hayes, with all the balance
of the country, knows exactly how he
was made President; he knows that he
was defeated fairly in the election and
that he obtained the office through a
process of forgery, perjury and violence,
and he must feel an unutterable
contempt for those who credit
him with the innocence of the suck
ing babe. Mr. Hayes' maudlin pac
tisans and admirers had better drop
that line of defense. It would
be more creditable to them and
to him to defend him upon the
ground that, ambitious as Crnsar or
Richard, or other usurpers, he accom
plished through the bullyism of some,
and the bold and open perjury of others
of his supporters what those men ac
complished, some by arms, and others
by murder and diplomacy.
The allegation that our present status
is due to Mr. Hayes' good will, and that
we owe him a debt of gratitude, is false
in fact and vicious in morals. Mr.
Hayes was and is as much of a Repub
lican as Grantor Morton. He ran for
the Presidencyon the platform of the
Republican party, read and inter
preted in the light of Grantism.
No well informed man doubts that if
Hayes had been fairly elected on the
Republican platform through a canvass
managed by MorLon, Blaine, Cameron,
Chandler, and the Federal army, he
would have carried out the policy of
Grant. But the election went against
Hayes; the people by a vast majority
pronounced against Grantism; indeed,
they pronounced against it so empha
tically that Grant, stolid, regardless of
public sentiment, resolute as he was,
took steps in the later days of his ill
spent term to reverse his policy.
If Hayes had attempted to enforce
Grant's policy he would have been
upset by a revolution. He held his
place through a compromise between
the cowardice of the Eastern Demo
a.ste a~a the prudeuoe EI the
top .. ...he Demo
fraud, and Hayes agreeing, for the
Presidency, to accept the Southern
policy of the Democrats.
Where the debt of gratitude comes in
we cannot see. Hayes owes much to the
forbearance of the South, while he has
given the South nothing but what the
country forced him to give; nothing
but what he found it absolutely neces
sary to give. The Picayune may pass
all its days in cringing to Hayes; as
many Southern men and papers may
debase themselves at his feet as relish
that sort of business. As for our part,
we cannot praise a chief magistrate
who has won his place by fraud, and is
shameless enough to insult the whole
country by sustaining and rewarding
the infamous instruments of his eleva
THE WORKINGMAN AND THE TARIFF.
Among the stereotyped resolutions of
the various workingmen's parties is one
demanding protection of home manu
factures and industries against foreign
competition. The implication plainly
is that an increase of the tariff is meant
by this demand, and from this we can
but infer that the workingmen are fail
ures as politicians and have read to but
little advantage the stern lessons of our
hard times and their sad experience.
Henry Clay was fond of saying, "Let us
take care of the rich, and they will take
care of the poor." This was possibly
a wise observation in his day, when
protection found a temporary and tran
sient vindication from the stimulus it
gave to industries but in their infancy,
and which found for their products a
market at home that was then beyond
all possibility of surfeiting. But, now,
things are vastly altered, and where the
tariff was once the mere guardianehip
of undeveloped resources and enter
prise, it has now become a most griev
ous hindrance to industries so extensive
as to require the world for a market,
and a grievous burden on capitalists
and operatives alike. Protective tariffs
are always levied for the benefit of
manufacturing capitalists and never
in the interests of manufao
turing operatives. So long as
they really bring prosperity to these
esapitalists the operatives get living
wages. But the moment that the mar
kets to which these tariffs confine the
products of the manufacturers become
glutted, and the fictitious prices which
result from protection can no longer be
justified or sustained by demand, the
only natural and healthful incentive to
production, then we find the Clay doc
trine totally at fault, and that the capi
talist's first expedient is to cut down the
operatives' wages so as to enable him to
put his wares at competitive prices on
foreign markets. If this expedient fails,
all the capitalist has to do is to with
draw from his enterprises and save him
self. But this resort is death to the la
borer, the operative, to whom these in
dustries supply the very necessities of
life. The contest is a very unequal one;
the capitalist carries on his enterprises
solely for gain, and when they fail to
pay him what he considers a just per
centage on his investment, he has
simply to quit; but against this mere
love of money-making is staked, on the
side of the operative, the bread he eats
and gives his children. It seems to us
that the laboring man should be the
first to see these facts, and we cannot
comprehend how he should be so blind
to his interests as he has shown himself
in this view, which has been embodied
in all the platforms lie has established
in his effort at a distinct and exclusive
"Two gentlemen from Ohio" have
just taken advantage of Secretary
Schurz's absence to make a raid on the
clerks of his department for subscrip
tions to the Ohio campaign fund. Fol
lowing so fast on Sherman's significant
hint, conveyed in the shape of a purely
moral and personal reflection to the ef
fect that it was his duty as well as priv
ilege to vote and he was going home
to do it, and did not propose to infringe
upon the same privilege and duty of his
Pennsylvania and Ohio subordinates,
the impression somehow got out
among Schurz's clerks that it was not
altogether a matter of choice whether
they should subscribe or not, so they
all paid up.
To say nothing of the President's
civil service order, this is all in viola
tion of Schurz's recent tract on election
duties, and the country will pause and
await with awe-striken silence the
wrath of the Secretary when he returns
and finds what's been done since he's
We have already noticed McCrary's
convenient construction of the civil ser
vice order with reference to campaign
fund subscriptions among the em
ployes of the War Office, and now the
thing seems to be about as it was in the
good old days when we had no civil ser
vice reform to vex us. In the light of
these later constructions, Blaine's raid
on the Maine custom-houses is not so
piratical as we were wont to believe a
Between an unwonted zeal to please
Sherman and Hayes and an equally un
wonted fear of the clan Cameron, the
commission appointed to examine into
the Philadelphia Custom-House have
evolved a strangely equivocal and con
tradictory report. After directly charg
ing specific instances of fraud and pecu
lation in the Naval Officer, and the Sur
veyor, 0. E. Goodrich, and both his
deputies, H. P. Goodrich and Charles
Redheffer, the report concludes with this
" We tkepleasure in re ortn onur onvie
eral approbation of the business community;
that corruption is apparently unknown.'
It is quite evident from this that the
Philadelphia commission availed itself
of the experiences of the Jay commis
sion, whose recommendation of whole
sale removals of the New York officials
incurred the wrath of John Sherman.
"There's nothing in a name." That
observation of poaching Bill of Avon
must be true, for there's JVaterson.
There isn't in the world, and never was,
a man, woman or child with such a per
verted and totally disrupted and alto
gether depraved instinct with reference
to the eternal fitness of things as to
have named that fellow that name. If
in any remote age any of his ancestors
this side of Noah ever submitted them
selves to an imputation which provoked
such a name, then the whole theory of
hereditary transmission is knocked in
the head. And yet the young editor of
he Tribune says of him, in his towering
pride of place:
Mr. Watterson's cold and sullen nature ex
panded into unaccusto.led warmth yester
(lay, under the sunshine of a President's de
May be he had taken a few before.
It is related of Grant that, when
Hayes asked him for the names of such
persons as he specially desired should
be retained in office, he modestly
blushed and handed in those of but two
persons, Badeau, Consul General at
London, and-the ruling passion strong
in death-brother-in-law Cramer, Min
ister to Denmark.
The Philadelphia papers deny the
story of John W. Young's proposed
marriage to the Cobb girl; at least, they
say that his wife Libby is at her
brother's, a Mr. Canfleld, in Philadel
phia; that she did not leave her hus
band for the cause assigned, and knows
add believes nothing of it.
The mistake of President Hayes in
not retaining Zach Chandler in the
Cabinet was never duly appreciated by
him till he found himself in the midst
of the Southern tour, and the great
Michigander not there.
MAItCHEHRFAU-Frlday mornintg, Septem
hrr ii, 177, nt. It o'lock, Corn, Mtarh~l-n srson,
ag.d tor y',ers. a1 nrative of UCanah. and aitesllren
of this eity for the past forty years.
His funeiral will take place from his late rm~l
den'c, No. 72 Chartres street, a.t 10 ol"ok this
morning. 1 he fritnd ansd , aluintxance's of the
family are invited to attend.
CaIaila papers please m py.
WAGONS I CANE CARTt I SPOKES
8e. 1J. smo1a LA.,
IS and =S Union and 15 and I7 Perdldo
sole dasnt for the Celebrated "STUDFBJA
KER" WAOONS, CARTS and SPRING WORK
of ali kinds and s1735.
Dealer in i'hiladlolphia and Western Cane
Wagons, Carta and DLrays; Timber Wheels:
Wheelbarrows of all (lescrlptions; Spokes FoI
loes. Hlubs, Shafts, etc. Whoelwrlght material.
Orders promptly filled. All work warranted.
TIE LOAN OFFICE,
17 .ARONNE 1TRIEET . ..17
Dollnrients will tike nit it that all lire
doomed plldgels ,f Fotrurary and M1lr|h. 1.77,
wheoreon iT ntrest his not I nn paid, will bo of
fored for .al-. witlhout distinction from and
after (Otoler i. 1977.
Liberal lo.,i tion, on taik interest will I, al
nlowd if laid promptly.
see1 :t. OTTO HCIIWANER.
PROPOSALS FOR CONS IRHUuTIO3 OF
RTATE OF LOUTIIANA. ,
New Orleans. Sept. 20. loi77.
Helled proposals will be reI'rnivid at thl i ofllen
until 12m. on SATOUIRDAY, the nth day of O'to
bar next, for the constru'tlon orf the BAI:
LEVEE. In the parish of East C(, roll.
taid lven will ,'ontain ahtw,,n four and live
hundred ,thousanld t'uib yards, and rnlIst Ie
finished on or. before the lPth day of Diinhriur
The work Is now being finally lontlred, and the
plan anid profile, togerther with speiltlittions.
will be ready for inspection. In the Stati Engl
nier's offiei, on ior tbforer theist day of Octobe)u r.
SuitablO siiuritv must be given for thri faith
ful perfirmance of the crntrat.
The Board reserves to it.slf the right to rr.
ject any or all bids.
I'ropols iby malil or otherwise must be di
reoted to the undlrisgned and endorsied "Pro
posalsI for Ba.sB Lrve,."
FRANCIS T. NTCHOLLH,
Govern or and P'riident of thn Board of State
Engrineers. .s.il torn
All the latest ai.l mist elegant delignsr in
C.d!. i E I'rI IT t .
Brussels, Three-Ply and Inlraln,
Axmlinster Velvet Carpets,
Office Mattings, Oil Clotha,
frnom ix to eight feoot, wide.
WINDOW SHlIADEt and CORINIt(!E,
Curtains and Upholstery Goods,
- ALsO -
Wall Paper, Mirrors,
Frames and Mouldings,
At the Lowest, Market Prier.
HEATH. PIPI'EY & LARA.
Ho 20 2dpD :41m 97 and 99 Camp street.
BLAI KMAN'S COMMERE IAL COLLEGIE.
131 ......Corondelet street....... 11
O. pen day and evening the entire
year. Instrullion p rivate. Terms
Call for circular.
J. W. BLACKMAlN, Proprietor.
soll Im 2ndl
ELKIN & CO.,
16R ...........Canal street ... .......16S
Are reclving now and elegant styles of
BRUSSELS. THREE-PLY and
WINDOW SHADES and CORNICES.
CURTAINS and UI'HOISTERY GOODS.
OIL CLOTHS, from six to eighteen feet wide,
At the Lowest Prices.
sel12 m2dp 1
L superlOY OUT STOCJ W 8INU
JEWELRY AT AUCTION!
1v.Tmi W" tJ1bf-lT AWD P'· A',
I. C. LEVI, Auctioneer,
108 ............................Canal Street...........................
WILL OFFER, TWIOE A WEEK, HIS
LARGE AND ELEGANT STOCK OF.JEWELRY AT AUCTION,
And remainder of days will aell at Private Sale, as usual, from FIVE to TWENTY-FIVE No
OENT LESS than any other establishment which advertises daily.
Watches Repaired and Diamonds Reset
Only by skillful workmen, at the lowest rates.
eeos0 m I. 0. LEVI, 10s Oanal Mtre ,
ALBIN BOCHElEA. PIERRE EIaILE.
CHARLES T. DUAZON. ERNT MEII
A. ROCHEREAU & CO.,
SOLE AGENTS FOR THE SALE OF
ZRU'C & CO1MPANMT'8.
BRANDIEJS, WINE, VERMOUTHS, OILS, ETC.,
S South William St., New York. 16sand 18 St. LouIs Street, New Ouele,
135 CANAL STREET, TOURO BUILDING,
LEADING MUSIC HOUSE OF THE SOUTH,
DEFIES ALL COM M I3.
Best PIanos and Orgams,
Most Liberal Teran,
__ -- _W Ever Offered In the Santa
SOLE AGENTS FOR THE WORLD-RENOWNED CHICKERINU PIANOS,
The enst and Most Perfect Plans lllMade,
ALSO, FOR THE ELEGANT UPRIGHT HARDMAN PIANOS,
In tone and tonrh superior to the Playal Pianos. nf equal durability and selling $10o less. Waru
ranted t, give good satisfaction or the money refunded. Bold on small monthly payments, or
very low for cash.
Sole Agents for the Celebrated Mason & Hlamlin, Estey and New Eng.
JUST RECEIVED PER STEAMER ALICE,
WPrivoe C(snems 32iusi l Xnmtrumnentsm,
The Trade Supplied below Northern Prices.
GRUNE WALD HALL,
TIE LAIRGEST MUSIC IHOUSE IN TIlE SOUTH.
GENERAL AGENCY OF THlE
LEADING PIANOS OF THE WORLD,
STEINWAY & SONS, W. KNABE & CO., PLEYEL, WOLFF & CO.,
And the Finest Parlor and Church Organs,
Reduced Prices. Accommodating Terms.
DIRECT IMPORTATION OF
Musical Instruments for Bands, Strings, Accordeons, Music Boxes,
At Wholesale and Retail. Special Prices to Country Merchants.
Sheet Music Below Publishers' Prices,
And at corresponding low figures to Professors. SBhools, the Clergy and Country Merohantle
TRIAL ORDERS SOLICITED. ESTIMATES FURNIISIED AND CATALOGUES MAILED TO
eel Grunewald Hall, 14, I1, l5, 2O and 22 Baronne street, New O.rlea.
ItE3 MVI.AL. ItERVIO VA.L .
TO OUR NUMEROUS CUSTOMERS, FRIENDS AND THE PUBLIC.
Having leased for a term of years the large and beautiful store in the
forming the corner of Camp and Poydras streets, we will take possession of the
same during the
MONT II OF SEPTEMBER,
-with one of the-
LARGEST AND BEST SELECTED STOCKS
EVER OFFERED TO THIS COMMUNITY. CONSISTING OF
PARLOR, BEDROOM, DINING-ROOM, LIBRARY, HALL AND OFFICE
OF EVERY STYLE, DESIGN AND QUALITY.
FINE FRENCH PLATE MIRRORS.
AND A LARGE AS.ORTMENT OF
OF EVERY GRADE AND P'II(E.
In the meantime we will REDUCE OUR PRICES on our strok in Armory Hall to obviate the
expense of moving. Parties wishing to take vaJvantago of thls reduction sh.ald call before
Thanking the Public for their generous patronage during many years past, we hope by strM
attention to business and upright dealings, to merit a continuance of the same in our new
R. M. & B. J. MONTGOMERY.
-. D--we wi RTAI ARMORY SALL faor 3i AUCaIONne AU I BAIT;
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