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Co'antry Paper in the State. Rates of Subscription. One Year...................... 42 30 i Months...................... 1 No subscription taken for les than 1 months. SATURDAY ----- .DEC, 7, I;-7. Special Notice.-Caivil B3rai.'F-. o Vernon parish, is the duly authuriz' agent for the V'INDCATCoI( in Vernon pIir slab, and all contracts IIadn byI him wdil be fully ratified and carried ouit by is. E. F. Pressley and J.. Ii. Caldwell, ar' our agent8 for Sabine. SPECIAL NOTICE. YNo Judicial aldrertisemwent will l)( inserted in this paper hereafter, N" less the Attorney beeonUs secflrlty for the adlertising bill, whirh mlunst be paid on FIRST INSERTION, or they wcill be discontinued. PARISH AND C'IT'Y NEWS LOCAL ULEANINGS. see Mr. James C. Moise's Photograph io advertisement. Elegant stock of Cloaks just re' eived at H. A. Walnmsley's. $Ivun Nsws.-Tho Ilehan and Jewel were our week's arrivals. Bringing good hfreights at card rates. Cottonl out $2 50 per bale. Chew JACKSON'S Best Sweet Navy Tobacco. Nov. 30-1ly. Roundabout has planted himself in the Court House and our citizens will have it all. Ii Gloves and Hosiery of all kinds at J. A. DUCOuRNAU's. Saturday and Sunday last were dis. agreeable. Ccld drizzly dlays. Win terish all over. Edging and Insertinlg at H. A. Walmeley's. W are rpleased to minet our Ipopulari friend W. P. Hall District Attorney, who i nofw attendling his Inborious duties in court at this place. Mr. Hall is in tine health and looks eheerful and happy. We gain custom to keep it, H. A. Walmsley & Co. Court week crowds out streets. Our friends from the country are in large numbers, and we hope they will not for get the VIMDICATOu. Money saved, is money made, call at H. A. Walmsley's. Our old friend Peter Veuleman has re turned from a summer jaunt in Europe. He is looking younger than ever and opens at his old stand a first class stock of groceries. He patronizes the VrNrDI CAToR and will succeed of course. Cheapest House in town, H. A. Walmsley's. We note with pleasure the appearance m our streets of James Atkinson, Esq., who lost his arm ill the defence of right lasteammer. For a time'. serious dlobts wee eatertained of his recovery, but he has come through with the loss of his right arm. his heart, however, is in the right place. Great reduction in prices at H. A. Walmiley's. Our popular merchant and friend H. A. Walmuley, Esq., has also joined the very laree army of Benedicts now strug gling in a state of double happiness through this world. We extend thanks for an invitation to attend his Iunptuals which took place at Winchester, Tenn. on the 3d inet. The happy bride is Miss Anna Wilkinson, sister of our young townsman W. B. Wilkinson, Esq. New goods just opened at H. A. Walmhley's. Mr. T. E. Thonmpson who has charge of Weak' salt works in Winn parish pre sented us with a bottle of grape wine of his own make, which we pronounce ex eellent and far superior to any we have seen raised in this country. He also pre sented us with specimene of corn, oats potatoes and turnips, which he raise-d on a piece of deserted land by applying manure. His corn is of a large grain, erss, measuring 15 inches, and the yield to the acre 30 bushels ; oats 40 bushels; sweet potatoes300 bushels; and his tur nips measuring 18 inches in circumference. He feeds his stock with the latter. Hosiery and Gloves at H. A. Walmsley's. Isr drery sound be dead! Baby sleeps. The Emperor softly tread I Baby eleeps. Let Mozart's music atop! Let Phidias's chisel drops I Baby sleeps. Demosthenes be dumb? Our tyrant's hour has come ! Baby sleeps. Xev York CJruecial. Dty Goods at New Yotk prices .at H. A. Walmsley's. Puuoiu1..-Allen Wheeler, Esq., visit .4 the Vindicator during the week. Our devours are due and extended to a lrgse nmber of citizens who dlid us the lonor of a eall last week. Among the uag we remember were W. 0. Brea ale Esq., Police Jury member elect hoas ward 4. Meseers. Joseph Henry, McDonald, Riedhimer, Johnson, Hill, *Sompayrw3 and Deblieux from same yard. Messrs. Kile and Dowden from ward8. Messrs Massey, Cromp, and Jen ginge from ward 5. Mesers. Trammel, Otvear, Carter aiid &carborough fromn ward 6. Ieesrs. Charleville, Benoist and Maranovich from Cloutierville. And Csue . Wheeler, Prudholnme Lat tier and Grhilmes from Isle Brevelle. oash will never uy .cheaper shsa now.-go to B. A, Wawlas ey a and ee if thi is no ttrue. Life on thie Ocean Ware. * Fr ot the Time,-Journal. LorLor Lorne stood onil the quarter tdeck 1J Whrucie all but he had tl-eu lWhere is mly owin. my prloud 1.+1 40'!" - 1e with emotion sa:iid. But as the good ship hove anirc st'. U There cantl no cheering, word The pla'dshing of the Ipalllewhel Was all the oundl he heard. Lonise- Lnise "'' he loudly shrieked 'MIht fair of all on earth :" l Ie knew inot that the Princes.s ;l.y t All seasick in hir t;.rth. Ile rushetld into hr pilot house ill Anil climb di the iiizztinmastt . Anti fromi the tooisail on the shlirouitds 11e braived the blighting blast. 1: you the mnaintoptgtlant jilt As wildtl the good ship lurchetd I upon I ie cros trees and the yartds 1ie for tile Princess streahrcd. All up and downt the martingale cAnd on1 the spanker boom. r lisearchedtl, but searichoted in vain, his soul Was rappetd in awful gloom. And then at last he heard a voice, And this was what it said: 'Coime down, dear Lorne' I'm: awful sick Conme down :and hold my head !" Sure road to )IprosperCity-the road to H. A, Wallusley's store. C'arver'm oltd statitt, Front Street, Natehitoches, which in tilled to d overflowing with an elegant stock Sjust from New York andl Esttetrn Markets. y Roundabout. '"Thllre' chile among yev taking notes And Faith he'll print 'on. I '( "O)h there's Inot inl this world, 'e A pleasure so sweet, As to sit. near' the windlow And tilt tilt your fo6t, And pull at the Cuba Whose flavor just suite, Antd gaze at the world "f'wixt the toga of your boots. Don't yot think so, Mr. Editor, es pecially since you sport that new Imeer schaunm ? One of the most recent cases o` absent mindedness that. "lionntdy" has knoiwn, r iy that of a ctart:usi house-tmaid whIo at temIpted to stir up thie tire in a ied roomu I with a pone of corn treatd intended tfor the breakiist tabttle of a certain thutnily in this city. The residence on the corner of Second and St I)Denis streets, accidently caught lire on Friday the 29th Nov. hut as it oc ' curred at noon, the flames were extin c guished without doing much damage. Natchitochtes has been a fortunate city as regard conflagrations, yet our citizens cannot be too careful about this danger ons element. Speaking of fire and our exemption front its devtastation, "Roundy" suggests that it would be a good idea to organize both a Fire Company and a Hook and k Ladder Company. There is plenty of energetic material to form both organ iiation such as exists in every village and hamlet in the land. Let sonme one move in the matter. More intimidation ! This time on the part of the "bloody shirt" element of the great and ulorious United States, Fonr t U. S. Marshals arrived here last Sunday " with warrants for the arrest of hight b minded, peaceable citizens and that too " at the instance of such a mongrel hybrid asJ. R. Horushy. Several citizens in the lower portion of the Parish were arrested and brought here last Wednesday. They' quietly submitted to this outrage on their liberty, knowing full well that they had naught to extenuate or set down in malice. The arrival of the Deputy Marshals caused some excitement endl no little anxiety at first, as to whom they would apprehend. This was succeeded by a , feeling of indignation as they were very reticent about their blsinese. However, it does not matter now what their action I may be. They have only high-toned gentlemen and respectable citizens to deal with, and neither roughs nor a'mob. They will answer to the call whenever they are wanted. "Roundy" rather opines that the "per. secution business" against citizens of the South, is about a "played out" employ ment, and it is about time his Eraudulent Excellency of these United States, bonuld adhere to his linut of po icy, or he might pull down a brick tower about his ears. Just mount a whiskey barrel on legs and set it to preambulating in a respect able community, clothed with a little 4 brief anthority, if you desire to witness t huge disgust and indignation among the people. "Roandy" suggests that when our citizens are taken hence, dragged from a their homes and families, at thebeck and , nod of petty tyrants, that our entire community give them a grand send off, expressive of how "we the people" feel I about this outrage. Keep the outrage mill grinding, but let those who furnish t the motive power beware lest they be i caught between the upper and nether mill-stones and be ground to impalpable dust. Our city has been alive with people t this week, brought hither by the District I Court and a desire to purchsse presents g and family supplies for' the holidays. 0 The streets are daily blocked with wagons, and businessis quite lively since I the advent of our New Orleans Packets. PIovisions are cheaper in this section than has been known for 20 years, and money is correspondingly scarce, c 11 The ladies of the Episcopal Aid Soci ety opened a series of Sociables at the a residence of Capt. W. E. Russell, last b 'Wednesday night, which will be contin ned weekly during court. Each visitor contributes to a npite box, anything de sired, in the way of small change, and during the evening a lunch is furnished gratis. Music, games of varions kinds, and sociality generally, are indulged in and make these gatherings very pleasantI t and agreeable. GooIs shown with pleasure at a 2, A.~ alapa3elrb; . · (old! Yes Circe, at night. Pleasant, clear days. )December ihais set in wintry, sure eniiough. "Roundy" hnugs the tire, in llolr,, and out of doors Wraps hitmself in his-nuot fars-l utt garmiento all tat- I tIred alui turl, andl seeks a Innch house to appease his ueverlastiug app-t ite. Bishop Leroy arrived here aInst Tuoes day to the great joy of his people. lHe was cordially welconmed and aboul t 11 o'clock a. ui., the church bclls ranig out a merry pieal of greetiug. This reminds "Roundy" that a citizen pulled out his watch when he heard the hells. and thinking it wcs noon tide set up his time piiece a full hour, making it mark 12 im. Sundayll night there was a cry of fire It wansa chimney hnrning out this time, at tho rresidence of Mrs. Bondridge, jnst west of the Court House. No damage done as it was raining eavily at the tiue. The vendors of cakes, pies and colffo are superlatively happy just now, and d their stands ornament the Hall of the Court hlouse, inviting the hungry to cove up, and for a consideration, ap pease the cravings of the inner-man. The genial "phiz" of Peter Veuleman kgreeted '"Roundy" last Tuesday, after a lengthy absence In the "ould country." 8e Peter was welcomed by a host of friends . nd hans opened a cheap grocery and pro vision store at his old stand. Court in progressing with a vim, but the indications are that the session will not he a lengthy one as both civil and Scrimninal dockets are light. The Court room is generally well filled with citizens of both classes. How about the street lamps? Don't let the good work flag, because the moon shines bright, these cold, wintry nights. It t'will be dark by and by, and then the roamer will cry-'"More light -dark night." Whoop 'enm up! "Roundy" esconced himself in a corner of the Court room, the second day of the term, when he was "squatted" on by a gigantic citizen, and his corns tread on iby a flatfooted Ethiopian and he hallooed t "Onch !" The Judge said sternly, "Mr. Sheriff, bIring that offender here if you -can tind him." "Roundy" skeedaddled through the railing, hurried out of the r Court room, caught his foot in a hole of Sthe ragged matting, at the head of the steps, rolled down two flights, and then, I considerably "shook up," betook himself to more genial quarters. Oh, Lordy! what a trial this item hunting is, to be sure ! Prognoscitat bonum whiskyam. Mae balibus muchum. Quirlitatus est con , sidilevabus upem on pavementum, SHoorayibus pro United States for bonum hominum qui :amat toddyum heapum. Whartonium sondum malarium hominem venit New Orleanilus. Scat! Giteout i s "Roundy"believe in doing justice to Swhom it is due and is informod that the f three Deputy Marshals who made the Sarrests at Cloutierville and in the vicinity I are spoken of in terms of commendation by citizens, for their affability and gentle manly deportment. Had "Roundy" 3learned their names, he would cheerfully give the public the information as to r 'ho they are. Some Houses will not exchange > goods or refund the money when the goods don't suit--H. A. Walmsley & Co., do it! The New York World submits the ' folloswing questions, as "Christmas t prizes," and desires answers thereto: 1. Have there ever been any oar dinalds in the Church of England not I of Roman appointment ? j n. What was Licifer's Lawsuit, and i in wlhat particular did~it resemble the < Vanderbilt case ? 3. Find a parallel in history for the misconduct at the Berlin Congress of Prince Bismarck's big dog Tyras. 4. Who was it said that if a certain beautiful woman's nose had been p shorter the history of the world would ( have been changed ? And who was a the woman ? ( 5. What do you think the most re- t markable instance in history of great events flowing from a trifling cause ? 6. Who invented milk-pnoch I I 7. When did the first rebellion oc 8. Who wrote the familiar lines, "There is a happy land Far, far away" ? t 9. Who wrote the lines, "Rattle his bones over the stones, He's only a pauper w1hm nobody owns" ? 10. State any point of resemblance between Achilles and the author of I the well-known lines, i "Her feet beneath her petticoat a Like little mice stole in and out ?" B 11. Do you believe in tbe story of William Tell? State your reasons either way, and briefly. a 12. What is the origin of the phase, h "getting into a scrape" ? 13. Has it ever been settled 'who wrote "Rock Me to Sleep, Mother"? , If to, who did write it 7 14. Who first used the phase "a toad eater," or what was the origin of it d 15. Who wrote the linee, "Here's a cup to the dead already; d Hurrah for the next who dies" ? 16. Who designed the actual flag of the tUnited States, and what mug- ' gested it F ' 17. Who made the riddle on the li letter H beginning: a "'Twae in Heaven pronounced and 'twas 8 muttered in Hell. a Ana Echo caught faintly the sound as it fell"? 18. Who wrote the poem, h1 "'Twasthe night berteChrintmas" t 0 19. Why are London policemen d called "peelers" and Now York po- I licemen "cope"?9 20. Who was William Puttergon ft and who struck, and why ha! every- P body been so mueh intereste& to know a who struck him I tl a - 8 Bonnet and Sash Ribbons at B. a A. Walmsley's. 4 New styles in Searfs and Neck- fi ties at H. A, Walmeley's. The busiest place i. where price' are the loweat-that is E>A. Wahamialeys. t, Fo h ruran . Methodist Prote3laut Chuirch, The thrirt-zsixth bc .iý,n H.+"10 Arikan Ifian an ; Louistanar, Anusual ( nufa r, n e ,,: , i- the Methodist Protestant ('hurch, col' a vened at 31t. Zion Church in Wiun jisi ish, La., on the 22d day of Novemer,ui 1878. And was opened witih rligiant exercise by the 1'resident, JvUV. .1. 31. I'. A Hickerson, L. L. 1). Thl Confer.' ecO RIoli was called a, Sollows: .. 3j . P. Hickernor, .l. W. .Har) a eor, E. C.Hrn. arn, C. . M(rrinson, OI. li. Is Hellrn, .J. . Strickland, David N1. l:ntu iterson, Thiunomas Ilear, L. C Warwick, Wiun. F. Winghiold, Jasy. 1 Smith. T. T. d Wiley. ,i. M1. P. Sturgei, i3. 11. linfur, a H. 31. Ragan, W. J. Atwood, U. 11. Smith, ,). P. Patton, J. E. 31onzings. Win. Shep herd, W. M. P'latt, Washington Vines, A. SF'. Patterson. , Laymen : .1. HI. Freeman, S. C. Kenne dy J. MI. Anderson, J. S. Piekering. J.1 't G. Bailey, S. 31. Ikearu, Joel Young, Jas. A Christy and W. H. Jordan. S 1)r. Hliekerson was. re-elected Presi dent of the Cofor.ene for the ensuing year, 1and Dr. Harper was elected See 0 roetary. d President Ilickerson read his annual address to Con(ference, which was order 'o0 ed to be published with the Minutes. o The usual Commnittees were appointed b ly the Chair, except those required to be done by ballot. The character of all the Ministers were n Iexamilned and passed. a William Shepherd. Wi. 31. Platt, ,, Washington Vines, and Albert F. Pat terson were admitted into the traveling is Ministry. - On Sunday at the close of an eloquent and able Sermon preached by Rev. J. W. Harper, D. 1)., two candidates, Rev. It Jas. P Patton and Rev. W. M. Platt, 11 wero Ordaiuned for the office of Elder, by the President, J. M. P Hickerson, D. D. SL. L. D., assisto d by Rev. C. 8. Morrison rt and Rev. J. W. Harper, D. D. is This Ordination Service was perform ed with great solemnity and ease; mak ing a very great impression on the vast 't audience present. S In the evening, the Rev. J. M. D. Stur Sgis, one'of the young Ministers, preached with great pathos and ability, greatly to a the satisfaction of the audience. k Dr. Hickerson declined preaching on the occasion, for the reason that he ex pected to visit this country several times r during the year, as the chief Executive of the Conference. The Statistical Report shows an in a crease of membership of about five hun n dred. And the Chnrch was shown to be d in an unprecedentedly prosperous con dition. Her Ministers are able and ac ceptable; equal, probably to any other n Church in the country. d The Conference was supported by the ,g citizens in first-class style, and the busi ness was transacted with great harmony if after organization. e After the business was all transacted, , on Monday evening the appointments of I the preachers for another year were an nounced by the President, Rev. Dr. Hickerson, as follows: SPresident of Conference-J. M. Hicker son. First District-J. M. D. Sturgis, Chair man. Camden Circuit-J. R. Strickland I, Pastor. n Atlanta Circuit-J MD Sturgis, Pastor. Columbia Circuit-B. W. Dufur, Pas tor; E. C. Hearn, Associate. S Henderson Circuit-Wm. M. Platt, SPastor. Little Bay Mission-G. H. Smith, 0 Pastor. e Union Mission-Albert F. Patterson, e Pastor. Second District-J. W. Harper, Chair man. U Claiborne Circuit-J. W. Harper, Pas -tor ; J. R. Smith, Associate. " Rice Circuit-O. R. Hearn, Paster. Hicks Circuit-C. S. Morrison, Pastor. Strickland Cironit-J. P. Patton, Pastor ) Sabine Mission-W. J. Atwood, Pastor. Farmerville Mission - Washington Vines, Pastor. Wm. Shepherd was loaned to the I North Mississippi Conference. 1 Thos. Hearn was placed on the Super annuated list. T. T. Wiley and L. C. Warwick, were left without an appointmrent at their own request. W. F. Wingflel and D. M. Em.Jneraoze were left in the hands of the President : H. M. Ragan and J. E. Monzingo, were S transferred to hbe unetationed list, af : their own request. The Session was altogether avy i ptearsant a harmonious ope. khe Mins Ssters and other members of Conference joined in ascribing gre h0onor and I praise to Mr. Matt Me~ane and his band of Singers, for leading in the music on the occasion, which was very fine in deed. The following Resolution was passed unanimously, by a rising vote: Resolved, That as a Conference, we extend to the citizens around Mount Zion, and the town of Montgomery, La., our hearty thanks for the princely man nor in which they have supported our Conference and cared for us as members thereof. A parting Hymn was then sung by Mr. Matt. McKane and the Conference. Af. ter which prayer was offered by Dr. Harper, and the benediction was pro nounced by the President. A complete stock of Yankee No. tions at II. A. Walmsley's. A Darky's Opinion, Old Tom Forney, a Southern dar ky, well known in Kansas City, where he settle down after the war, made a stamp speech a few days ago at Fort Madison to a mingled audience of Re publicans and Democrats, as follows: e"telore ettizena, both colored and white-I am glad in the honor of your hearing me to speak in this great old Democratie town of Fort Madison, I want all you to koew for a fact I am not a 'Publican nor nothing of that ring-tailed sort, but I's a straight Greeabacker. And what I wants to tell my colored friends is that we don't owe nothing to old Abe Lincumn nor any other politician for our free dom, but we owes our liberty to Jeff. Davie. Jeff. Davis, dat's de man who gave as our freedom. Lincum wrote to Jeff. Davis and told him to lay down his armos and quit fighting and le should keep allihe darkies in slavery, but if he would not lay his arms away, then rn one hundred days he would free all the colored men, women and children. Old Jeft. said he would'nt quit fightitbg, and at the end of one hundred days Lincom then declared us free and tol4 as take guns and help whip old Jeff. So, old Liocom made the proelamstion to 4 free us for spit., and not because he pared for us, that's for fact. .r: now I tells my colered frtid at the 'Publican sharks cna't " s no more-so they. can't, / f I and when I works foryu ecars they , always pay eo, oen I works : for 'Publicaos.~ antsme o tke old shoes or . elethes,. asid says, "Cone e lao~otr s 'Publicans freed -r " -d~a1~Inn .aosue in low Immo ýý, ,~ Of 110l) R10-1 Pierson, District .Judge, il the Cranti tin;. I ) ecuhbr ''erm, I ~. ', ihe i1!1ow ing i3 ano I rI t. "t 'Roti n the r.f i I chitr of th ile l f; ict r 110 to te ti ud Jnity at the l''rtt trim of t, e Colrt. .p1an othtr mat tse of pih 1lit intertes.t wverr me~t Toned it, the 01.11 o rate itetructitns of titerJuilide,. An hour aund a quarter Lavin- been occupied in I'. the ldelivery oft he charge Ir, Youi have Ibeeit selectedi, emipannelled ha ndl suort acctling ti law, us the Grand - Juryn of this puaish for the presitnt term A of the Court, and it only remunins for you to receive the clharge of the Court e- l-fore einteritg upon the discharge of 1"your most iumportant and delicate duties. Th. o charge which I siam required to give you is inutended to aid yon ii your la Sbors ; it will consist of instruetions as to ug your general duties, andil special dliree 'c tious as to particular Statutes And first of all, you shoutl understand and ap p ºreciati thu importance of your trust. t- No body of men are brought together by tbhe commands of the law upon whom a graver responsibility rests than upon to yourselves. Upon your faithful action depends the otnforcemont of the laws of re the land, and the, peace and good order of society. All civilized cotummunities have tt, found it necessary to adolpt certain rules it-of action called laws. 'These rules in our i country are made and published by the people themselves, through Legislatures; itand hence whatever we find upon the J. Statute books of this State are rules " adopted by the mass of the people for tt, their own beuefit and protection. 'y These Statute books contain many laws D adopted from time to time as the exegon >n cies of the occasion required, and among others, are certain Statutes called penal °- laws-or laws which affix and impose a - certain penalty or punishment to the st omission or commission of certaiu acts. It is with these latter you have most r- particularly to deal-you are constituted da special tribunal to look after their to faithfulexecution, and to protect the so ciety in which you live; and it is largely le it with you, under a conscientious sense ' of duty, as to who among your citizens es shall be arraigned and tried for their M violation. You are selected by lot frout among the ' intelligent people, and summoned here to °- investigate matters affecting your local 1e interest, charged with the duty of up. n holding society so far as the punishment 0- of crime can do it. The higest incen er tive to human action-your ownu interest as citizens impells you to a full and can .e did discharge of this duty. It is because ' of this interest and your presumed per. 'y sonal knowledge of facts that you are d theus constituted a part of the legal ma o chinery in the administration ofjustice. Who else can be affected as yourselves n- by a lax and careless administration; r. who else can know or ascertain as you, the facts and circumstances attending r the commission of crime Again, upon whom can so justly beo thrown the ree r- poneibility of enforcing the laws? Hence, the important powers you have. With d out your presentment no capital crime can be tried or punishment be indflicted, r. In all cases involving life, the first step s- towards a trial must be taken by you, and in all other cases the law looks first t, to you for an accusation. Therefere, it lies in your power to make a community b, what you will have it be. If you simply go through with the forms of duty-at n, tend Court, take'an oath as Jurors sit in your rooms a reasonable number of days, r- make a final report and return to your homes, your parish may be afflioted with 3- turbulence, disorder and anarchy. On the other hand, it will enjoy the bless fugs of peace, good order, full redress for r. every wrong, swift and sure punishment ,r for every crime-law will be respected r. and obeyed, if you do your duty fearless f ly, faithfully, not only in the letter, but in the spirit of the law. le As Grand Jurors, you are exercising the very highest functions of govern r- ment itself. It is a mistake tosuppose that the public offcers of the country are solely responsible for the faithful ex :r ecution of the laws, for whilst an oficer may by corript means, or inaction, pre ) veitW -sice being done, yet, the most t itnd zealous. oflhslala are power e less to arrest the march of crime unless I supported aud aide .by good citizeus and juries.; Abl e~ slare of the respon V siliility relsupp e citizens. To put t a clifjinal upon 'trial a body of esiteen e citizens known as a Giand Jury, must d indict, and to convict and punish, anoth d er body of citizens must unanimously I n pronounce his guilt. The power of the I- mnass of the people over such matters is exemplified ti the fact that anunmber of ii laws remain dead letters upon the Stat ute books for the want of execution by e juries. We have all heard Judges from t our boyhood specially charge rand Ja ., ries relative to the crime of carrying con Si cealed weapons, and yet, how prevalent r the practice, and how seldom is it pun '5 ished. There are other ways in which ititzens r. can, and in many sections do assist in the l adminestration of the laws, besides per r. forming service as Jnrors. Prompt and - willing assistance given to the Sheriff in the execution of process, or hot persuit under the bli and cry, would prevent the 1 , escape of the perpetrators of shocking crimes. Wherever the moral sentiment of a community is shocked py crime, it is a rare occurrence that a onminal es capes, and nothing deters evil doers so much as the certainty of speedy punish - ment. Let it be understood in any given * community that any violation of the law will be promptly punished, and that a community will enjoy tranquility and 4 peace. These remarks are made to illus Irate the importance of vigilance on : your part. And now, gentlemen, as a ci new era has dawned upon our State--an r era in which laws are made by the peoe d ple for the benefit of the people them r selves, it behooves asas citizens, jurors and offBcials, to enforce them, and to ap peal to the tribunals constituted by law i for the redressof every wrong. Whatever t necessity may have existed in this State 0. in times past for summary vengeance, it e cannot be said to exist now, and all ex. Sperience proves that the example of one lawful conviction and punishment, after an impartial public trial, has a more r salutary effeot than summary vengance upon a hundred. It should be constant- i o ly inculcated that we live under a gor D ernment of our own choice, that tlj to r government is one of written lasind sil plain that he who runs may rtnity to that we have a grave reep91j the fair discharge, not only to nad down to name of our land, bntk' well regale- a < our children the legaej, ted and orderly .f6 not merely the ace Gentlemenso, citizens. I) is as much Ssore of ouyafford protection to the in* - 5your dul'ooarraign the guilty and what nooliecta the public interest, whether IW'denounced by penal statutes or not, ou hare the right to investigate aad *hony 4?tq yoar~rqpot$ shouldas of- ~i eco~~tnsra1Iablcthe Ereeatih and legria- Al lative departments of the government as at presentments for crijne shall reach the ic jadittia, you are the grand inquest for four parisl in every thing that pertains gi a thegood of the community. . as The osth you have just taken is the best guide as to your particular duties.. - You are to diligently inquire and true presentment make of all such mattere and things as shall be given you in cbarge; that ie, ou are to use your ut most efforts to diseover the evidence of ( sach crlme as you may know er suspeet k. to have been comunitted, iot, to wait for other pessom to- appear before ou and U rsps . rely upon jh9 a er tht die. trict atioilriy to proulii' N t itti . b; - fore yea. Thert y3ott are to piei.i, 1,n one from nv"y, hatred or moalti, u, d I1r are oill to *leave any ito uinl t . tt frio fear. favor, re11:rn i 1r 111" 1hv I thereof, but that yon will lr " ]t ai l lthinigs trIuly as they naiy on111 ti yiur kio' Iltdg to the best it lo th0 ; : i t 11 derstanding. In a word you are to to $ impartially, lhanishin.: front ser' winds erYiy tieliing so tar as IhIuI11an1 i liI t1inav will permit that is ciletlated to hoia your judgmnlunt, and, with truth a tlhe sta:dardof all your nacts. llilress y'llur ielves to the task before you forgit t ing friiiendl. forigiving foes. If thle weak art oppressed let no fear of con(tseqrtnces lprevenlt you front affordli g protcrtitt; if the strong man is in the toils of the law, liet no hope of reward, no 6cjnl consideration, shield him fromt puitish mnent. Let the same stern justice he fmoted out to the rich and poor, imui and strong, lblack and white, :1l are ilu:l: before the law, tnone so exalted as tobu hbeyond its reach Your oath Hiso requires that tihe counsels of thiu Ntati and your follows you will keep secret, and no lapse of time can absolveo you front that obhgation. Much has been said, and umany grave charges have been made in the public Sprints, andtl Otherwisei , in Iregard to the violation ot the rights of oitizeus at the late election. I charge you that it is your duty to inquire into, and investi . gate these matters. TIlhe laws of this Stato provide ample redress for every in jnry to person, property, habitation pub lie order, and police, and your body is the proper authority to pIrosecute, and this court the proper tribunal to punish, any violations of these laws in this par ish. If upon diligent inquiry and in vestigation you should be watistlioed that ra crime has been oonmmitted by white or black men against white or black min), whether pertaining to the rights of prop erty, franchise, liberty, habitation, repu tation, or other rights, you should Tpre sent such offender in order that punish ment may be inflicted, and the mtaje ty of the law vindicated. On the other hand if false and elanderous charges have been made against a community, or individuals you should be as readlly to r exculpate the innocent, and to expose, in a public report the authors of calum ny. Do your duty without, fear, favor or affection and all will be well. the Estiuate Parisuh Expenses, to cal Natohitoches, Oct. 21st, 1873. ap. To the lion. President and Members of ant the Police Jury of the Parish of Natch en- itoches. est Gentlemen:-I have the honor to sub 11- mit for your oonsideration, the following use Estimate of the amount required for the oer. payment of the Expenses of this Parish Ire for the yeir 1879, viz: Sheriff's salary, na- per annum, except maintaining prisoners ce* in jail, conveying prisoners to Peniton ree tiary; expenses in pursuing criminals n; outside of the Parish; conveying priso. Dul ners from another State under reqjuisi ng tion; executing prisoners condemned to 'on death, and the collection of forfeited 0a- Bonds. Two thousand dollars, $2000 00 Ce, Clerk Dist. Court, salary per h- annum 300 00 rue Clerk Police Jury " " " 300 00 td. Pres'nt " ' " "" 200 00 ep Parish Attorney " 300 00 )n, Parish Treasurer " " 300 00 vt Parish Constable " " 150 00 It Magistratee &Constables Fees, 300 00 ty Pay and mileage of members of ily Police Jury, 700 00 it- Pay of Jurors, 1500 00 in Pay of Witnesses, 800 00 9s, Paupers, 600 00 ur Jail Expenses for maintaining th prisoners, 800 00 )n Contingent and general expenses 3550 00 Is `or $11,700 00 it Very Respectfully, ed (Signed) A. E. LEMEE, - Parish Treasurer. ut FOR SALE. og n- O\NE Second hand Ruggles Jobber, in so geod condition. For Terms and price ry apply to E. C. PALMER. & CO. x- Fe . 2 tt New Or eanuse. La e st or aW DI L ODI as Parsons' Purgative Pills make New Ric Blood, and will completely change nt the blqod in the entire system in three mon ntls Any peoison who will take I t pill each night from 1 to 12 weeks may be restored to sound health, If such a thing Sbe possible. Sent by mall for 8 letter e stamps. I Johnson & Co, Nov. 16 4w of HOMER MIAONIC INsTITTE 'm FOR YOUNG LADIES. U- ..- nNineteenth Annual Sesrsion Begins Sept. 4th, 1878. no he UýFFICIENT TEACHERS will ll every r- UDepartment. Especial attention giv ad en to MUSIC. in Prof. A. A. WILtusai will give instruc lit tion in the rudiments of musio as ap be plied to singing to the entire School, g twice a week, free of charge. SBoard and tuition per month of four it weeks, including washing, lights, &c., ,i. $15, in advance. so Music on Piano, Organ, Guitar, or cul h- tivation of the voice, included with the an above, $20 00, in advance. X Tuition, 3, 4 and 5 dollars per month. at Incidental fee per term, $1-in advance d Liberal doduction for tuition when s paid in advance. The Institution is strictly non-denomi national. n For farther particulars, send for Cata ,0 logue. - T. 8. 8LIGH, A. M., re Prest., Homer, Claiborne Parish, I, Oct. 12, 1878.-6m. - i or PERRY HOr" ' to u Nit ao Corner Canal,t No. 4 Baronne S!a xn 'rleans. ne XT allw er ,.sE has had a thorough over- a re THIS Win the way of eleaning, paint- at Ie 1 hat furniehin , and is now ready to 't it* iWlve its former Red River patrons and * SheTi friends. very effort will be used q 9 to make their stay as comfortable as pos I ible. l Terms for transient hoard $1.10 per day oi > With many thanks for past patronage a continuance is respectfully solicited: Ii MRS. C. PERRY, "t Formly Ne. 7, Caroodelet Street. i Nov. 30.3m -·le Ms. Phillipina aIalin - Will continue the hbminess of the late ci Abraham Kahn and has removed her It s stock to the store room under the Mason- a a ic Lodge on Second street. r A full line of staple, fancy and family a groceries constantly en hand and atres- P sonable priecs. s Sept. -6m. : WOOD! WOOD ! if Q EASONED OAK and ASH wood, any 4 i t length and eise. r Ordqrs lef at Mrs. Barks's or with t IsatrywiU reelve Prospa seation. 0*,J P. JO11N80n ti 1? t,' A I iVEI;T[SEMrENTS. From ethe East! ies io in ft'wn t he public that he I ins;t II t le ii l ivoiii NEW YORK 9 1\) THII EA:;TTEIN MARKETS With a Full, (C'ompleto and Ohoice us-sort uinet t eI Merchantliso, wclhiich he i' ft'ilrig at tho lowest ('ash figures. iNo Q(W ridaniine Prices, --1"T DoWN To liard lime Profits. His Sto) k is well selected, and (onsists of 0 l il lines DRY GOODS, ( LOTHING, BOOT S, S110, HATS, Caps, ct o., caO. With n11i ample Stock of Fancy ci2 Staple GROCERIES, r'' Call adud Examine Styled and 'Price. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. At CARVER'S old Stand, Front Street, NATCH IIUOCIIES, LA. 00 Do SFALL ARRIVALS. SPECIAL INDUCEM ENT in OFFERED I To TIE TRADE co -AT- _, A. DUCOURfAUI;s Corner Front and Churchl Strutq, -1N STAFlF ANIl FMRY I1 5DHD be JTO ag or CLOTHINGI, JI.1TS, BOOTS AND 0(I9S. Oct I2-:1111. E THE SUN FOR 1879. TuE SIN will ni published every day durring the year to otne.- Its purpluse and method will I. be the aninm as in thepast : To present all the news In a readable slhap, and to tell the truth though the heavens tlil. The Sun Ihas beti. Is. and will continue to be inldepend.t of everybodyl and everything aus I'j the Troth and its own coucictionsaof duty. That V- is the oiily polity which an Ihonest newspaper neled have. Thati is the policy which has wonfor this n wspaper tlhe coe idenee and friendship of C* i wider cuititieyv than was ever befere ea. p Joved by ainy other Aimerican Journal. 'IThe Sun is the newspaper for the people. It is not for the rich ian against thel poor man, or lfor the plar luau against the rich man, hat It atr seeks to do q tal justice to all interests In the p, community. It is nmotthe orgae of any per class, sect or party. There need be no albout its lores and hates. It is for t Sman against the rogues every time. 4 he honest Democrat as against the i rlst ublican, and tfor the hoonest Ilre its one h. the dishonest iDemocrat. It , r political from the utterance of a A' unreservedl Co organization. It give *. agreeann e with 311 when men or uoa he principals upon the Conetituti~ fourndled for the people. w hich this it tutiton and cunstitutional Whenever violated-as In the outrageoaus principl"º -76, by which a man not elected 5- conar,",d itie 1'rosidntas oflfice, where he wemainstit pceks out for the right. That i. re Sun's idea yf independenc. In this respect ere will ie no m hanige in the progrannmme for '19 The Sun has fairly earned the hearty hbatred of rasI-al, fralds, and humbugs of all sorts anad sies. It lihopes to deserve that hatred not lees in the year 1"79, than in In7d, 1871, or any year gone by. 'lhe Sun will continue to shine en the wicked With uunnitigatel brightness. 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