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E. BIOS T,............ .. EDITOR
E. A. BIOSSAT,.... ..... PUBLISHllE
OFFICE--CORNER OF
SECOND AND EI,IOT Si'S.
Our Agents.
"bomas McTntyre,.......New Orleans
.. Curtis Wald,........." "
S. M. Pettengill & Co....... New York
Griffin & loffman......Blltimore, M(d
ALEXANI)fIA. LA."
ednesday1........ April 16, 1873
Death of J. W. Hadnot.
We regret to announce that this es
teemed citizen and good inan died yes
terday morning at four o'clock, at the
residence of Dr. Cockerille, in t is
Town. He died from wounds received
on Easter Sutnday, at the Clfax tight.
That J. W. lladnot was one of the
very best, honorable and purest of men,,
and a citizen tavorally known and
highil esteemed by the comnmunities of
I~Rapides an Grant, needs no recordingi
in the Drmocrat. Such be was, such hel
lived, and all who knew him u ill more
than attest ourassertions, anld his death
at this time, and under its peculiar cir
cumstances, can but throw a pull ofI
grief and regret over our whole people.;
P'erseclltedl and hunted dow in, for the
pIist three years by the barbarians whoi
have murdered him at. last. he goes tol
his last home, sleeps his last sleep amid
the regrets and the sorrows of a family
and a people, who knew him but to love)
and honor him. Peace, everlasting rest
to the good man!
The Cor.Indicut Elkction.
The Democracy of Connecticnt nas,
ac' ieved the greatest victory knoion
in that State for many years. The
Democratic caldidate for governollr is
elected by a majority of 3600) over all
others and by ia pilrality of nealrly six
tholsalnd over the Credit Molbilier alln
didnte. The Senate has i Replblllcan
mnajirity of only one 'ote, and ill the
Hlouse the Deimocraetic majority is treen
ty three, being a gain of nearl'" fort' lin
jo it hallot iniethe Ilst. elFetion. The
pre-eiut Repubhlclan goternor was elet
ed last11 Yer by one tholtiEliE nlijrit.,
and Grant's nlnjority in No elimber was
neatly five tliousantd. Sil h a s(Iddenli
and tihrougch revohlution dtes not often
ocemr.
Thius within five months a ft er
GrO nt's overwihellng. cg eltiln lie hi si
been ruputliated in two out of three
New Eniglat States in nlilci lh'e
tionlls have been held, to say inothing
of the locali elec.tiols in lurIe cities in
New YoErk, Ohio andl Mi-souri. The
minds ,of the people are begLabning to,
revolt at the inllUlmy of tile Raidical
party in the ,Louisianal olItrage. liet ini
Crelse of salarit s. iaml the Credit Muo
bili-r scandal. Before the end ofl the
year the DelnElratlic party will have
more tlhan recovered the gronnd it ist
tlittngh the Iblnders of lust year. Let
the good work go on.
'n'We cannot justly comnplain of tlhe
weather this week; it might have heel
worse, and cerltainly could hiave been
better. Planti.ug operiltious are up to
time and all well up withb cork; so far1
no compllhillit. ill the labor line. But|
we fear the recent Colfax il'fair will
disti lb things lmateriall3; however, weI
trust for the best and hope all will
coe down ieilceahly an!d clllly.
rM For the beinefit of the plblici
abhroald we will state, that the arrest;
and detentioI of W. S. ColnIuu, in t.lu;
intlerest of the Colfax riulels, was dlone
in thie munt orderl(\ ialrI decent anlllllerl
and inl no wise was lie ill treated or,
tlireateued. The whole WilS ai forced
necessity ill behalf of pieace, law and
ordelr.
~P' We call particular attention to
the adveltisement of Peterson & SallsI
to Ib founid iRn the propelr column of
our i..sue of to day. Bsitdes heing the
U. S. Mlail Contractors for our sectilon,
theyv pr'op'se to carry onll a Livery bus
iless in all its branches and ask a fair
trial frlm a generous public.
tV' The rivey is still receding stead
i.1, aid we maty add rapidly. We
may look fur low water in less than a
fortnight. .
The Colfax Riot.
Since our issne of last week we have
taken some pains to post (ourselves in
regard to the serious tionbles at Col|
tax, in the Palish il Grant, eand have
arrived at a clear statement of the
ijiole cause of the troulle antd its ulat
'ral consequences, apd we assule our
readers they can rely' oni the peifect
truth of the facts we shall wlite.
The Lynclh Returning Bolaid ignored)
the election of the Parisllh oflicers, andi
MIr. Kellogg appointed a set of men to
till the vacancties, ibut who did not
I alifv according to law, nrad tlilowied
the titme to ellpse in which they are
tequired by law to do it ini. Mr. Kel
logg conltisiossined ill ollicers who were
elected, inl:lnding lboth R elpubiliCans anlls
Fusionists, wi hite iand colored, except a
Palish Judge, who h]rl already quali
fled and was a Repliblican.
Wald, a nseniber of the Dryades
strel. Legislature, learn'ting that Mr.
Ke'llogg was going to issue these com
usis.*iols, haslte.ned to Collux andl took
violtitt .|ld horcib e possessiol of the
Court House and oflices w ith a mob.-
The e lwa a.- iopsioitioo to hold a nmass
Imeteti lg of tlhe people for the purpose
of expsessing their colndeninaltilon in a
quliet way at the course pursnedsl by
liese mllen, bult whenl thels day art ived
for lthe lteetig to Ihaie Ibeen, called to
gether there \was such violent dlelmon
st'rations miRade b.} Watld Register ti(ld
Fhlolers'. and the armed hbatll thatt was
backing thewli, that the few white peo
pile wiho ihad the smaitter ill hiasiud d niot
pireteld to do an thinig, but quietly re
trtiied to their homes ta itlout going
I ne..r the Court Olsause, orl assembltijing
s111uns where. Alnd ast ille, and wili(ith(lt
hi w or the shadow of alil hotity, the3
(the negroes) insasllhed anI I proclaimed
themselshes tjl nuasters and pao-sessols
of everythinlg in Culftax. All heing
alIime-d ntlltl pre'plredl for' the ccaisionll
proceleded to Ithrow l p hilt ll'renllhments
alnd all necessary wiar preeantl i Ii uswetes
at once illntlovlisld by these violetit end
oppotllients of hJiW ansd osIader. The3
sent suit moiless iin i tl' tti, ra gigl
aind stostuiting parlties ani u made goods
use of their lemnpolar'y aond islrpiedl
powiers. Nothing wass lilt undone to
alep "iv e lpeaceable p Iople of all their
,,urses, iule s t1iil proa isionis, tmilal thtaus
iitiatters cit ut iao till alst Sullnita \wihen,
e;sitaful ra t iilltion brought theni to
grit'. a\'lint then occutred we hlisve
gatheaed ta uliiiIsany otiscs s atlad intthan
Ssatnlls of s'i1n'11r's, ill of which wie ihaiive
silted lanal s t ldowllt uniugl hIlt h hlilt
ileli:,ne tican lie lae d iii. The whole=
a;sllali, ias we stated last week, is the
t, aclhliils aind lgiinimalte fluits oft iie
gra, Raieli'tlmi ini L si.-hitai, ais tught
i and pleiechd liete for the pliaist fiour
,years. It is simply, we feasr atiil re
"er, "a war of racesa, lwholly ilalllagalli
ied ll ati totrdon by the ntgroes, wholi
I trin the stlrt halve beeni itlsalgaut, (lie
tla ll( rialI anid willingly dlisplosstl to i111tii
"lsan s ihe white iiitan, at all risks aNid
u,linder all ciirlliitnsitan s. iPolitic is
the a1,1. ext'acse blut. not thle ciase iof
the holae itlaiii, and m e knoiw andl feel
that unatie int the wit lite peopleha. at l poor
ectilised Louisiana conild I.ate baeen soa
.lig endi uralit, ian1d we Ilaly sai Imleek.
unllti r iti mialRnay 41ti.l mo . tiliii ti aullllts,
illasults altl i lt eectiills they hiait
Iseet fa cet d to h tbear loan in ilfeirllr
nlatl delulhidel l te. iBut so it is allid St
it at ilt lie frever nill all time tlal thlt.
ieast ilAillantio s ai(i colltlnlct will cease
to blie virtles. Hiere is ithe flitalle and
'sald resIllt:
l'ule whlitles of tile tnrrouilditng coun
try., oLi wttho)ll thtuse wrnlllgs hald been
hiealped witth velngetace tila- slnil tilime
agaala, were sit l st arsltrsedtasl al' til gatherq
ed aiid.baiaded tlgether in self sleeief
sand In the Iultotectioln of their liolies
ataln fi:iliisi ; a illl , ll thlat jlst atlld sac
red casetl iistlledl int.oi ele-y Isal in
tllis cOniily,1 at inst siriuck the loaig de
l iays-i blalaaw. The fighlt was siliort,
quick anii decisiive, alid stcecess perch
td tupia the bililltner of tlhejulst, and the
Sa roiig d(iest iAl(lt nl babtIros li i ers anid
5 outlaws wese ia. e to paytii the ienaiilty
I \ill the loiletit ot their lives. In the
SIdlooliy tclllitict oiler eightyi of tlhe riot
, ers we:e kitled annl the blllhlince fled ill
all dlir'ectianas. 1,avig Cilfax derisided
of all hetr iisle agro pliulation, wtih
tlae Caturt Hoaiuse aad si\areiuose in
ashlies. Thie caiu.alties aim ang the
ilhites wt re--one k;i ed aniid seven
Swaloitltlesd. Alnalig tlhe litier are J. W.
SHaIhliait atdl Sdiiey Harris, whlio wele
brought down to this Town early Mon
day wRortinpg on the So~uth-W'e.tern.
Both ale the best citizens of Grant
Parish and both seriously wounded.
We forbear minute details and des
cription of all the incidents coming to
ns of this faored an11d lientahble atflfir,
fort e'consider it bad enough recorded )
as we write it for the guilty and bad
menl, %iho have the terrible.sin on their
souls to answer for. Thie whites of
Grant were driven in pure self defence ;
to act the part they did, aud il the .
eyes of God andl mtan were justifiable
!in all and every particular. Let the
awful and terrible respouslbility fall on
the guilty alone.
The Colfax Troubles.
After the improvoked double crime
was coniuitted against Judge Rutland
and his property. he miadle an affidavit
Ibefore an officer of Mr Kehllogg's own
appointmenllt, Uhlo, thertenpun issued
walrants for the arrest of the leaders i
itl the affair. The warrants were
placetd in the hluandt f a discreet officer
for service; who atempted toi make ar-
tests, but coulhd lot, owing to thie arm
4 d force iarrayed againlist hini, he hat
inig stlniitotiled a pI)sseI to assi.t hi.).
The oliicer their utiade his return to, the
Governor, statinlg tihat lie couldi ,ot ex
ectte the wl'l'railts for the reason, ias
above stated; and lie also isetlt a copIv
of the warrant l a fl allitdvits itll the
retlurnll. * Thle Governor tailed to take
any notice of the proceedings oltficially,
lnut advised Rutland to seek rediess in
the United Sitates Courts, and went
lwith him to see the Unitled Slnlatesis
iiict Attorney, whlo also failed t to ake
aijy notice of it, alledging that. it
wouill he altenllded with gRoait expensell
to the Government aid would in all
prolltiility fail to mete out justice to
the guilty.
Imllldilttely therenfter, thle m·en
w hlio el' arcicisedt, wellt to New Or
leis iiid lmadle alfliavitjts againist the
persons colllposing the possee, who
were Pnnanioned by the officer, whlio
was apptoinlted to maiike the arrests, andll
upon their aflthlavits, wailsalits were
re'idily issued and ithe Uliled States
lieput3 Jlrii"haiils iiare no helie hiiunit
itig ulp th lire who were tryilng to
'i ustaini law and insurl e peace.
The conflict Sunday w as the result
of the cliliinatioii ofin ai iii nl ,1 t 'il
izati io , and thle Il'qij l!t. eXcsSiiOn.5,
the aiunl s egril'iesl weir making ovler
Ithe cociitry, killing stock to subsist
uipolin, antd riunsaekinti houises aºd ot11h
il erwise iniiiiiltng lelllh'. ,It is known
ithi t tlihey lwere gettiiig so violent that
they s crionlsly Coiitc(,plate ii ivadingi
the coillltry aliid hllrniniig and o: he-rwise
destroyiing all of lithe hiunses t:l prop
ei tl iii the Ielrishl, to dlive the white
lpe lllie fromi it.
Tl'is is the result of the policy of
,lr. Kellogg to trifle wiith the. pleople.
IThe lect ioii in thalt plirish was a flir
*,iie. It was igniored by the Lyich
i lilarl. Kellgg appll'oirIed set of of.
ticeis lir the rish. te senlit ord l,
to the Qnitcrs il tihe dlislhiirge of their
duties li ndlel' c(llii.ssions fromiil War
ltooth, to Ioldl on to theti-tlhiit lihe
'w uilld comili tiiilsii(ii li ili,ar.d l ilet New
Oilela llsR pnellilian of the 24thl Marlch,
otintaiies a list oif lie Ililmes, etilliiracing
tlse in alltice, elected in iipnot oli the
Filsilon tickei. lie withholds thie 'iIn
I )iilsiliis iutt ielids wI olrd ily iel li of IreS
lpectalility to hold on to hle olficee,
the colliiiissioiiP werei cotIliling. HIe illm
niediatiell ilnltlientesa- the colliiiii~silons
I to tihe ohhicers ilHt allpjiintld,. tlithiehly
gi ilng l1l(thl pilrties reason6li to believe
I that lie was s aUpplllottilig them. This
Svascilating policy hais ciisned illod
4slied aid it will cause it everywhere.
After the Fllision officertls were tilrci
lily ejected by Ward, Relister nid Cal
hlioun, the wolk of lawleesntiess slhould
I have SbOlilied, litut tihe iartyv inuagrlra
ted coull not be refstrailied, aide the
wolk ofl destlrtico, and iitlhiand was
thie irst victim lhit by no niealls the
-last ; hai lie Ilee en, tihe work of Sundai
mnlighlt nut haive been.
M1AGIC OF THE MOUTIt.--Oloriferonls
Solzodolnt Iitlders thie (ultitih enchliant
ilig. Cililiosed ocf rllre 1 nillit, letic
Sieris, it imipa its whitenessqu tie teeth,
ia deliciouts flower-like arornsi to tile
bielthlli, antd pireseres inilet, flrom
1youth to age, tile teeth. Spallding's
G lue, haildy, muends ever, thilng.
fi Thutaiks for late New Orlenns pe
. el'r frut .thle dcllks ofl the Lotu. Nl. 3,
SMaria Louise, B. L. liodge No. 2 and
-jst. Mary.
A Worthy Protest.
Governor Leslie, of Kentucky, In a I
message to t he Legislature, recom
mending that a respectftil but earnest I
and i4il--mu prolest againstthe uiwar- I
rantable intervention ;of Federal an
tlmotityiib Louisiana should be pre- l
pared afiid laid lIefore Congress, re-;
viewis, jii. amlnoderatc' ·Ihd itpartial
tone and with signal ability, the extra
ordinary proceedings tllough which
the people of Louisiana have been
deprived of the right of self-govern
heLt.
Alter reciting the measures taken by
the conspirators of the Kellogg faction
to ovh titrivw'the. legail government of
Louisiana, and quoting the optnion of "
tihe United States Senate Committee, 1
that it is impossible toe nceive of a(
mone irtegular, illegal and in. every
way inexcusable act than the orSder of '
Jmenge Durell, on which the claims of
the Kellogg Governmient to authority
are based, Governor Leslie proceeds to
expose and tear in ahreads the flimsy
pretense by which President Grant
M ould excuse his participation in an
atre'icius.outiage: We 'quote below
ihis wolds:
STihe President must have been ere this i
fully cohvinced that the Government I
which was cr'eated and is still maintain
ed in Lotisiusa by the authority acd.
military power of the United St;ttes is
not in anyvwise the lawfully elected I
Government of that State, alnd yet he
continues to recognize and support it as
the tle t'eto Goverrnment, forgettilgthat
it is such only by t tintervention of his
anthority and the . rmy of the United
States, f'r all concede that but for the
illegal interfe'rence of the United States 1
authority,civil and .military, the law
fully elected Government would have
been pleaceabhly inmiugurated as the Gov
ernmnut both deo facto and de jure, and
as such submitted to by the people.-
Upon what plea c:an any authority be
justified in taking advantage of its own
wrong. or derive a legal right frontom its
own violation of law? . [he propositiu
which clainms a right in such a case to 4
recognize a de facto Governdment, when
fairly interlpreted amounts plainly and
simply to this: That a President of the
United States may, in the interests of
party, if so itnclined, through the agency
of the Federal Court, sup)ported by Fed
eral troope directly or icdirectly, crush
cut the Goverlnment elected by the peo
ple, and installing the defeated candi
dates of his lIarty, recognize Ihem in
lefiauce of constitution and laws as a
Government de facto, denouncing and
kacating all recusants as rebels.
Governor Leslie maintains that the
Governor and Legislature who have
been wrongly superseded should still
assert their claims to the offices to
which they have been fairly elected.-
They are entitled, he says, to the lar
gest syImpathy and sul.port from the
pteople of their sister States, since the
S'President in his last annual message
hais declared, in full view of this case,
that '"no Executive control is exercised
in any oneof the Southern States whiche
would not- be exercised in any of the
States under like circumstances." He
also calls attention to the fact that thee
present status hi Louisiana isquitedif
ferent fromt that of the seceding States
after the Ihle civil war, when extraor
dinary menlsures for reconstruction
were acquiesced in as a politic'l neces
sity. Louisiana, he contends, is now
fullyeentitled to all the rights guaran
teed by the Con|stitution toa the sover
eign and independent States of the
Un ioe .
The K entnc. k y.Legislature will
ldoubtless act ucpou the recommeneda
tion of.the,Governuor, and send to Con
zresstf rt'eninestraince against thie Ievi
Slutionary lproceedings winch Ihve been
earried ona in Louisiana nnderthe sane
tion of Peesident Grat t. The Gover
ner and the legal. Legislature of Lou
isiana have appealed to their lellow
citizens in other States to exert their
icfluetcer with Congress for a receigni
tion of their just rights, and their ap
peal lhould not be disregarded.
I' the Replublicano leaders hlave any
puhltical sagacity they will not permit
Dehuneratic Legislatures to be the only
bodces to make oficial reantonstrance
against tie bold .and lawless usurpa
tion which has been consummated in
Louisiana. The people of the Unitede
States hat e nletet become sufficient-.
ly familiarized with unwarranted maltn
ifestatioes of Executive presumption to
celmly witness the spectacle of a law
fully constituted State Government
overthrown by tihe illegal ated worth
less ordeis of a drunken Federal Judge
and the will of Presltdent Grant, all for
the exclusive benefit ot a reckless and
greedy hand of pub.lic plunderers, even
if one of the foremost conspirators is a
near relative of tile President. The
people of Louisiana have en(dredI
great deal from the robbers who
fastened upon them, and it worst e
to worst they, may have -to endOi
more. Bitt the Republican party Ij1
present condition cannot afrdt, I
cept the ignominy of such a viblativUe
law, honesty and public morality y
this Louisian ausurpation -[New ~
Sun, 4pril 8.
Half Alive. ,.,
It is a sad thing to pass through lit
only half alive. Yet there are thoe.
sands whose habitual condition is o
of languor and debility. They col
plain of no specific disease; .they as
no positive pain; but they have noy':o
ish for anything which affords mentga
or sensuous pleasure to their m,.
robutt and.energetic fellow-beings.e
nine cases out of ten this state of laai.:
tude and torpor al ises from a nmorbid
stomach Indi-estion destroys the ei:
ergy of both mind and body. Wl%'q:
the waste of nature is not supplied l.
a due and regular assimilalion of td
food, every organ is starved, every
function interrupted.
'Now, what does common sense sugq
gest under these eir~ulnstances oftde
pression I The system needs rousiRg
jand strengthening; not inerely for a
hour or to o, te sink afterwards into si
more pitiable'condition thian ever (as
it assuredly would do if an ordinary
alcoholie stimnllat was resorted to)
butt radically and permanently.
1 How is this desirable object to be at
complished l The answer to thisques.
tion, touqde? on the unvar3 ing experi.
ence of a quarter of a century, is easily
given. Infuse new vigor into the di.
gestive organs by a course of HIiatet
ter's Stomach Bitters. Do not waste
time in adminlistering temporary rel.
edies, bat wake the system up by re
cuperating the tohntain bead of physi.
cal strength and energy, the great or.
gan upon which all the other organs
dlepend for their tlurture and support.
By the time that a dozen doses of the
great vegetable tofnic and invigorant
have been taken, the feeble frame of
the dyspeptic will begin to feel its be.
nign infiluence. Appetite will be trea.
ted, and with appetite the capacity to
digest what it craves. Perseveo e until
the cure is edniplete--nuitil healthful"
blood, fit to be the material of flea'
and muscle, bone and nerve and brain,
flows through the chlanlels of eieulik
tion, inste:td of the watery pabulnum
with which they have heretofore 'beei
imperfectly nourished.
A IIEAALTlYr DIGESTION.-Lifeis nn.
dered ilserable when the digestiveor.,
gans are inpairpd. Food becomea rsi
pulsive; the body emaciated; the mind
depressed, and melancholy broods .htt
you. Turt's Vegetable Liver Pills it
the remedy for these evils: they pro.
dace sound digestion; create a goad
appetite, inmpart refreshing sleep and
cheerflness of mind.
Di. T rTT'S EPECTORANT.--All w.
have used this invaluable medicine fir
Coughts, Colds, Asthma, Spitting .
Blood, Croup, Inflammation of: tl
Lungs or Chest, Hoarseness, Dliculty
ofJ Brenithing, Bronchitis, and all di.
eases of the Lnngs attest its nsefilneua
For Lung affections it has no eq
I Our regular and punctual Paebt.
et, B. L. Hodge No. 2, touched'
wharf, on Monday morning, before ai
rise, long before the paper brigade l4
risen from their slumuoers-henee~'
clerks hlad a peaceable time of it, 8l
leaves Jo-day at 12 o c.ock.
* --.,,,.*.--,-O.... - .,
P The bully little St. Mary, eU
other Packet, ialso sure and pliibcW
blew her whistle early Monday Nirt
ing, and was fully up to her accOst*i
e4 time. She. toa, lea es at. 12 o'elt,'
to-day. We are fortuaate in~tr hS:
two su.h Packets.
I A new use has been foundti:
mica. It is now attracting pubahlie t
.tion as a material for rimfing btildijn
for which purpose it has been Iosai~
be peculiarly adapted.
TEMPERATURE *i
AS REPORTED BY LEVIN AND FERGt1
Date. Morn. Nbon. Night. "
8. 580 540 500-U - o
9. 600 63° 60o
10. 58° 64. 660
11. 650 700 650
12. 68° 70° 68,0 .
13. 640 710 680
14. o40 76(0 7o2

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