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E. R. BIOSX.T,.............. EDITOR.
OFFICE-CORNUR OF
SECOND AND ELLIOT STS.
Our Agents.
Thomas McIntyre,.......New Orleans
J. Curtis Waldo,......... " "
S. M. Pettengill & Co,.....New York
ALEXANDRIA. LA.*
Wednesday,...November 12, 1873.
With Us Again.
The early risers Lf our Town were
greeted yesterday morning with a
rather novel sight, for these times of,
peace and quiet. Second street, from
the Second Ward to the Town Hall,
was well guarded by armed men on
duty, which on inspection proved to
be the Kellogg Metropolitans. They
reached Pineville about one o'clock,
yesterday morning, f r o m Harrison
burgh, and at once cros ed over the
river in skifts and the butchers' tlats,
prevecting the butchers from con ing
to Market till they all had been safely
over. Their horses were left in Pine
ville. Thus far they have been leis
urely loitering around Town, on their
good behavior, and nave made no ar
rests. W e rather guess t h a t once
more they have been sadly fooled, and
that their grand night match an d
flank movement did not pay for their
smart trouble. We learn that the
Gun-boat, Ozark, the flag ship of
Commodore De Klyne, will be with
us again at any moment, and that
her colors will be hung at half mast in
honor of the sad demise of Hamp.
Henderson.
Since writing the above, the Ozark
has arrived.
S' 0 u r "colored gentlemen" of
the Radical persuasion are having
some innocent stir in our Town,
about the election ordered by the
jolly little negro, Casar Cicero An
toine Esq. The so-called delegations
are moving to our sister City of
Natchitoches, where the "Voudou"
has been fixed, and expect a lively
time of it. We already know of five
Richmonds in the field, which will
certainly add to the sports of the oc
casion. We shall report all the do
ings of the show.
'i" We have received information
that Hamp. Henderson, the negro who
committed the Grant outrage, has been
captured, and without further notice,
has been put to death, as lie justly mer
ited. Four others who were engaged
in the perpetration of the foul deed have
been served likewise, and thus have
thejpeople of Grant been ridden of five
black monsters in human shape. Foun
more yet are at large, and we hope in
our next, to chronicle a like end for
them.
CI J. Levin has opened a fine and
fashionable Confectionery establish
ment under the Town Hall.
MI Boss Packard tried his hand for
a lie, in the Grant outrage, and sent a
dispatch to the U. S. Attorney Gener
al saying, "the facts would have been
reported several (lays since, if true. It
is believed the story is fibriented for
political purposes." Who is their next
liar to put in.
Cy- ·-~~·~I-*--
ag. No one can justly complain
of the weather, at least the Demo
crat can assert that it is all that
can be desired, beautiful, clear, ge
nial.
u. As we write "Old Red" is
again falling, but we won't vonch
what she is doing, when our read
ers see this squib.
!PBananas, Pine Apples, Cocoa
Nuts, Oranges, Apples, Pecans, besides
Cakes of all sorts and kinds, always on
hand at Levin's Confectionery, under
the Town Hall.
i'" Chocolate andl Coffee can be had
at all houtrs from J. Levin, Conteetion
er, uuder Towin Hall.
The Elections.-Grant Repudiated
by a Majority of the Electoral
College.
The October victories of the Op
position to Ra3icalism have been
improved on by those of Novenm
her. In most of the States, where
elections were held on the 4thi,
substantial victories have been
won, and in all large gains have
been nmadle. Sufficient victories
have been received to make certain
the foliowing results:
In Illinois local county elections
show that the Grangers have in
creased their strength since they
carried the State for Chief Justice
last Spring. Grant had 56,400 ma
joIrity. In Kansas the Opposition
carry the State and the Legisla
ture ~hich chooses a Senator in
place of Caldwell. Grant's majori
ty 34,000, with 71 Radical majority
on joint ballot in the Legislature.
In Maryland the Democrats have a
nearly unanimous Legislature, and
thus secure a U. S. Senator. In
I Iassach usetts the I)emocrats make
astonishing gains on the popular
and Legislature vote. Grant's ma
iority of 74,200 is hammered down
to about 10,000. This is another
Iowa triumph. In Minnesota the
Republiceau majority is reduced
fromn 20,400 to less than 5000. The
Opposition elect their State Treas
urer. In Mississippi Ames' major
ity is less than one half of Grant's.
In New Jersey the election was
only for a Legislature. The Radi
cal majority of 35 is reduced to halt
a dozen, and the vote indicates a
L)emocratic majority on the popu
lar vote. In New York the Demo
cratic majority' is 25,000, being a
gain of nearly 80,000 over Grant's
majority. The Legislature is al
most a tie. Last year the Radical
majority was 70 on joint ballot.
No returns from Texas yet, but she
cert inly has given us a large ma
jorityofthirt3 or forty thousand.
Ir Virginia the Democratic major
ity is over 20,000 and a U. S. Sen
ate gained. Grant carried t h e
State. In Wisconsin the Opposi
tio.a State ticket is elected by over
10,000, and the Legislature is also
IOppositnon, thus securing a Sena
tor in place of the infamous Car
penter. Grant had a majority of
18,500 and 29 joint ballot in the
Legislature. In the 5th Congress
ional District of Michigan, which
elected its lately deceased Radi
cal member by 10'600 majority, the
vacancy is filled by a Democrat by
200 majority. The same propor.
tional gain in the other districts
would more than overcome Grant's
majority of 65,000. On the whole
the work of the 4'h, was about the
ibest days work the American peo
ple have done for many a day.
The electoral college consists of
306 votes, of whichl 184 is a majori
ty. Just one year ago Grant re
ceived 292 of these votes, and the
Radicals boasted that all oplposi
tion was completely annihilated.
Within that year the following
States, casting the electo.al votes
opposite to their name, have voted
bor the Oplposition, with the excep.
tion of Georgia, Missouri and Ten
nessee, which voted for Greeley,
and now conceded to be evenmore
thoroughly Democratic than then:
California .................. 6
('Connecticut ......................... ;
liiin ois .............................21
Kentucky.......... ................12
:earyl1Yo .......................... S
New York .........................3 5
Ohio ................. ............22
I Oregon....... ................... . 3
Virginia ................. ........11
. isconsin. ................... .......10
Georgia.............................1 1
MissIiouri ....................... I
T'lennessee .................. . . 1 2
K.unsas. ..................... ....... 5
Ncw Jersey .........................
Total ............................. 19
This would leave 172 votes for
SGrant, or a clear majority of twenty
Iro for the Opposition in the whole
Electoral College. Moreover w e
have every reason to believe that the
following .States are overwhelming
ly Democratic:
Delaware . .....3
North Carolina........ .......10
W est Virgin!a ..................... 5
Indi'na........15
INevada ................... 3
Total................ ...............
If so the Opposition'vote would be
swelled to 230 and the majority to
94. Such a political revolution was
never before accomplished in so
short a time.
Thus within one short year the
Grant party has been weighed in the
balance and found wanting. The peo
ple have declared at the polls that
they will submit no longer to such
legislation as has made its name in
fatuous. The Credit Mobilier Scan
dal, the salary grab, the Louisiana
outrage, and the financial ruin that
it has brought on the country, to
Igether form a load which the people
cannot and will not carry any longer.
Let the gcod work go on. Let the
Opposition whether Democrats, Lib
crals or Grangers-keep their forces
well in hand for future action.
Let them make no blunuers in the
future, to furnish a hold for their en
emies to cling to. Nothing prevents
their sweeping everything before
them in the Congressional elections
next year. After that a Presidential
victory will be easy indeed. And af
ter 1876 it will be difficult to find any
respectable man who will confess that
he ever belonged to t h e Radical
party.
W We see that PnOCTEr & GAMBLE'S
Extra Olive Soap is becoming very pop
ular in our Town; its quality we know
is superior, and being nicely perfumed,
we. are not surprised that consulners
prefer it, and that it has a large sale.
TEANKS.-- W have again this week
received favors from th e Leonard
Scott Publishing Compony, of New
York. This time it is the Westmin
ister Review for October. The fol
lowing is the table of contents :
The Mint and the Bank of England.
The Determinist Theory of Voli
tion : its Statement and History.
The Education of Women in Amer
ica.
Th e Apocalypse.
Home Rule.
the Poems of Dafydd ab Gwilim.
Catholicism and Philosophy.
The Use of Looking at Pictures.
Ethics, Religion, and the Church.
Contemporary Literature.
Ei7 Last Spring the N. 0. (Republi
can congratulated itself that the ne
groes had learned o much as to be
able to take care of themselves in a
Colfax fight. The Colfax fight took
place. Now t h e Republican, gloats
over the probable fate of a Democratic
nigger in Republican hands. Republi
can niggers have fallen into Democra
tic hands. Perhaps the party, which
within thirty days Ihs cir:i':ed a majori
ty of the Electoral College, will be able
to take care of the niggers.
AIFrnic.s BELL:S.--Am(rica is justly
proud of her beautiful ladies, but how
many m:r their beauty, and lose their
health and youth, because prematurely
oldl in appearance, by neglecting to
take ]proper care of their teeth. There
can he no excuse for this, as SozonoTr,
pronounced by all worthly a place be
tween the sweetest lips, can now be had
in all civilized countries. Spalding's
Glue, useful and always ready.
r Lieutenant General William J.
Hardee, of the late Confederate Army,
died on the7th inst, in Gergia. We
shall publish in oar next, a sketch of
the life. and services of this distinguish
ed soldier,
iP No revival of business in
our poor Town; all compla;in, all
look gloomy, but ,till have hopes
of a better day. eous rerrons.
O See t h e advertisement of
the Courier Journal and the Sun,
to be fbound in our this week,s is
I sue.
ir We owe no thanks to boats,
this week, for New Orleans papers.
",The Outrage in Grant Parish."
Under this caption the New Or
leans Republican, of the 6th, has
three different editorials on this dia
bolical outrage, which has been fas
tened on Kellogg and his Metropoli
tans, and that can be placed at the
door of no one else, which for down
right malignity, defamation and pat
ent falsehood, surpasses any thing
we have ever seen in any Journal, in
the whole course of our long editorial
experience. We have only space for
one of the trio, and demand the spe.
cial attention of our people to its in
famous contents.
The Republican was perfectly si
lent on the outrage till the arrival of
Kellogg from his Northern home, who
at once sent a telegram to the Attor
ney General of the United States, un
der h i s official signature, stating
plainly and positively, that "no out
rage had been committed in Grant,
and that it was a fabrication by the
Democrats for political effect." But
this was considered so steep as a pal
pable lie on the part of Kellogg, that
his organ, the Republican, had to
change tactics, in the falsehood line,
to meet the gathering storm, and
hence the trio of editorials to which
we allude, and the main .ne, which
we publish. We must be brief and to
the point in what we have to write in
reply to these infamies of the official
Journal of all the Radicals of Louisi
ana, and assure the public of Louisi
ana and the whole public of the coon
try, that we write on this subject
knowingly and by the card. The ne
gro boy "Hamp. Henderson," who
committed the outrage is only 22
years old, and is not a Democrat,
never voted but once at the election
of last Fall and then voted the full
Radical ticket, and is well known as
an ardent and wild member of that
party. The outrage he was accused
of committing, occured in the Parish
of Rapides, in 1866, some time before
Grant was manufactured and stolen
from Rapides. Hamp. was at the
time, working on Kateland, the then
plantation of Judge Ryan, and not
with or for the Hickmans. He was
arrested and brought to this Town,
had a preliminary trial and was held
to bail in the sum of five hundred
dollars, and after remaining in jail
some six months was bailed out by
Th o m as Hickman. Nothing was
done in his case, until 1872, when in
Grant Parish, it was brought .up be
fore the District Court, Judge Osborn
presiding, when a nolle prosequi was
entered by t h e District Attorney,
Robinson. En passant be it remem
bered that both Judge Osborn and
Robinson are and always have been,
pronounced Radicals, and this decis
ion, if wrong, cannot be laid to the
Democrats.
A few more words will suffice to
brand the balance of the published ar
ticle, as still ijiore Irse and defaming
than that portion, which we have just
reviewed. The family of the Hick.
mans is one of the most respectable
and highly connected of any in our
State, and never before has it ever
been otherwise intimated. Itremains
for the Republican, in hatching lies
for its infamous cause in the Grant
outrage, to malign and slander gen
tlemen they know nothlhg about and
then add one more to its great crim
malhty in this matter. Again Peter
Hickman moved to Texas in 1872,
long 'before the Colfax affair, and
none of the other brothers were at
Colfax in April 1873, hence here tot
ters another manufactured falsehood.
But to clap the climax of its mann
fuctured falsehoods, manufactured ex
pressly to order and for the occasion,
the Republican actually states, that
the outrage was committed through
he advice of the Hickmans, and the
Democrats, to degrade the male par
ents of the outraged young lady, be
cause they are "respectable ,Republi
cans." This lie fadls in the same bas
ket as the other slanders, when we
assert positively and without resreva
tion that none of the relatives of the
young lady are Republicans in any
sense of the word, but on the~contra
ry Democrats in creed, leaning and
action.
We trust, ere this, the Republican
has felt some remorse for such sins
as we have mentioned, and will at
once make the amende honorable, and
do itself justice for one time, for real
ly as we have said its three articles
are, from beginning to end, nothing
but a poorly woven tissue of false
hoods, slanders a, d unparalelled de
famation against a people and a fam
ily, who hare been. persecuted and
hunted down like dogs, by the pow
ers of Radicalism, simply to carry out
their political teachings. Let the
Republican put itself right for once.
Living Advertisements.
A medicine that hos done wore than
all the prescriptions of the pharmaco
pmia to protect tile human system
against the bodily ills superindneed by
unhealthy surroundings, is certainly
worthy of universal+ co, fidence. It is
mainly on account of its extraordinary
preventive properties that Ilostetter's
Stomach Bitters is So exceedingly pop
ular in localities subject to the visita
tion of miasmatic fevers and other dis
eases produced by empoisoned air. A
family that has escaped sicknes during
a sickly season in consequence of
using the Bitters as a safeguard, is a
living advertisement of the virtues of
the preparation. The whole neighbor
hood realize the fact. " I could'nt
have believed it," says one: "I
scarcely credited the advertisements:
but one must believe what one sees,"
says another. "It is the very thing
we need in this unwholesome section
of country," remarks a third. And the
result is that the instinct of self-de
fence, the first law of n;iture; induces
three fourths of that community to ob
tain a supply of the great vegetable
antidote before the next sickly season
sets in. In winter when .the system
requires extra vigor and elasticity 'to
enable it to baffle the effects of damp
and cold Bitters will be fobnd particu
larly serviceable. Rheumatism will
not be apt to fasten upon munscles amd
nerves that have been braced up by
this excellent invigorant and nervine;
nor will the severities of the season,
which halve such a disastrous etfect on
the pulmonary organsof the feeble and
delicate, be likely to exercise the same
unt,,ward influences in cases where the
stomach and the external surface of the
body (which always synpathizes with
the digestive organs) have been totted
anmd stimulated by a course of the resto
rative. The tits ot indigestion and il
regnlarities of the bowels which p'o
ceed from sudden changes of weather
may always be averted by a timely use
of the bitters.
1 Packard says lie has instructed
DeKlyne to arrest Hamp, and hIling
him to juisitcc. Too late. )eKhllyne
says he has no right to attend to small
matters; lhe is a marshal oft the "high
er law," being only a nministerial ollicer
of the "vice-regent of God." In the
mneantime IHamp has been dealt with
in accordance withl the a. vice of the
2K. . 2,,~ .!...... 1-Ie has, therefore,
mtnet with an orthodox death, accorJ,;i'
to the Custom House.
LM The .N. O. Republican says Hamp.
IHenderson is a Democratic nigger and
he "pities the wretch if he falls into
the hands of thle colored pIeople of
Grant parish." Now llainlp, being a
Repnblican nicger, hans fallei intto the
hands of the while peopleI of GranIt, and
has gone "where the woodthine twi
neth." Of colurse the Rlelutblican ap
plauds thle result. Or is sauce for the
goose not sauce for tile gander ! Does
it nmake some dif'erelnco whose ox is
gored 9
tl. One of the pleasantest things
about our recent splendid victories all
along tile line, is tile defeat of the WiAs
consin pettifogger, M. H. Carpenter,
who made himself quite notorious biyr
i:is treachery in the Louisiana case,
and ty .his offnsive ilral delinqluen
cies at Long Branch -last SunnlLer.
The Wisconsin Democrats and Liber
als have driven the last nail into Ihis
political coffla, and have prepared his
epitaph: .Died of too in eh treachery
and too many "high moral ideas."

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