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The New Orleans crescent. (New Orleans, La.) 1866-1869, September 01, 1868, Morning, Image 11

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fHE GREAT PROOESSIJN.,
WENIY THOUSAND II ~g BR&JI.
MMENnE 7. N T'HUIAt M.
The Colcret, Peol, NWarehiig by Hun
dred4 and Cheering Everywhere.
The Most Brilliant Display Ev(r
Knews in Amwric
One Hundred Thousand People on the
Streets.
EVERYT'ilING PASSES OFF QUIETLY.
C om twadav's Dadly Craseent.
Day dawned, )esterday, upon this city, with.
ut a rloud to dim the canopy of heaven. As the
n rose (n his westward journey. the weather
ecanie intensely warm. About midday the streets
ere thronged with ladies, gentlemen and exhila
ted youngLters, all intent upon purchasing, bor
,wing or begging things to add to the splendor
the great Democratic processon--the com
ent erient of a new eia. Among those myriada
Lappy, earnest faces were a great many, thous
de, irdoed, that we,e not familiar upon our
r ughfares. IlHarede of them were recog
Sncitizens of Mobile, through at.. di.toa.
ni n in their company, eminent among
was the liln Johts Forsyth, the favorite
ted c armpion of alabama. Hundreds of
.io, ct ofl be recognized from their dark
xion and r,ven teards, to be descended
ie old Latin bto k rhat nearly two centuries
ttled in the fertile regions of Attakapas anod
ueas. Ttere w,re p'op'e from the lower
all the way down to the months of the Miu
pi; from the upper coast all the ray up to
o iara on the let bank, and to St. Joseph on
ght. There were people from every settle
along the Jackson and Great Northern Rail
as far as Holly tpr ngs ; and people, not only
along the ettire route of the Opelousas road,
there, scores of tlerm, that had come from
ston and H aston, tund other parts of the
ftor htate by way ol'0Berwlck's Bay. There
hubdreds, also, from the piney woods, a
a xtendlng from PJtchatmu' to Pancagoula.
were Alto many visitors "r m Memphis and
towns aor.g the river as far up as Cairo.
these people are Democrtas-Democrats of
urdieet and most determined character.
alanx they will present in November will
a wall of adamant against further violations
Constitution, and against any more out
,pon the Southern country by the carpet
is.
at noon the sky bicame over-east, the wind
a to rise trom the forth-east, banking up the
da in a threatening manner, and then after a
of five or ten milnutes. blew with terrific vio
e from the southwest. Canal street was ab
irtely as dark as if it were night and all the
hsh's had been extlnguished. We can imagine
one tlass of our l,,oulation, the fairer classe,
re rejoiced at this obscutatio--fur Boreas and
roa, and all the other windy divinities, were
layong sad pranks with the drapery of the ladies
ught in the wanton slort of the gales. A pall
emed to spread over nature, and what with the
adden change from sot lightto eclipse, the stifling
lindng dust flyintog in every direction, and the
anic which seemed to have seized man, woman
od cbhid, and even beasts of burden, it was one
f the most singular anl mombre occurrences we
ave ever witseo..d Teh rain, however, soon
ut a check on the lnry oilthe windt, and settled
own for an hour or so into a regular short-lived
eluge, flooding the street ; but the overflow de
lined so rapidly as to carry off the refuse and of
fal of the city, instead of a.owing it to settle upon
the banquettes and carriage ways. t
Thus that humorous fe ow, the clerk of the
weather, in giving us a fo tuste of the equinoc
tial near at hand, amnased himself for awhile by
fllling us with alarm lest athe night should be a
wild and stormy one; and t the same time taught
our esteemed street commfissioner a lesson, by
showing him how a city might be thoroughly
eleansed by a plentiful pblotion, which Major
Murphy could in a few days' hard work daily bless
New Orleans with, from the Mt-sasippi, which
flows above the level of our streets.
About 3 in the afternoon the rain ceased, except
) dropping a passing shower now and then; the
clouds broke without dispersing, and the cool tern
perature promised a first rate evening for the
grand toro~ot.
TIe magnitode of the procscaion hal required
the Incessant attentionol the graud marshal, the
chief and assistant marsl,dls, uas well as that of
the lub marshals and their committees dluring the t
entire week. There was head work and the nicest
dit·i iiaation in the tas. Twenty rdve thousantl
nmen are ati army that c.ntiot be marshalled in an
bnur. A:d ,lsides. the nmarshal and hm aids had
nt te advantlage of a pliminary review, sons
to detrrnme the finual all ,tmcnt of each division, 5
in tihe narrow and confined streets of a popnlous
city. Thabst the whole aftir h is passed offaso elect.
ively and pleasantly is doe first to the skill and
ji judcni nt of l('ol James dmc('momkey arid his assist
auts. aid secondly to thst .'trd trp ,itr which
anln ates ev ry Democr; in New Orleans, ban
i-hcg tew ythitng hlke je-lousy or rivalry, and re
durilteg hi, I the lIe I of to e one great impending
atrugele eor lhrrty, pro! erty and security.
" ,nue inay dep!ore tl ese costly proceaaion- F
we di not. The arti-ans o New Orleans, for the
t Iortlught. the livery stables, the dry goods T
fancy olres, the tail,rs and seamstresse-.
uinen,.,frd lemor'-atic darkies, have all
el1 a .renhtl, k lmmrvest, which they are
d ]ot i to Iici Illt r a a (eod eenli um th,.e
cus arid stre-.;: ... me. The rich atdi the
pedtitert have riten cheerfully and unsper
, on the indtitrliun poor at ;eogtb have em -
noent, even i it It,. only ephemeral. l
e of thie cldif d tlic lt;es in the way of am- T
us hr- vncen was th .t';o'ulty of pro:uring a!
w:erewithal entitllag them to that name.
anl a h'e horses were in extraordinary de he
un., atL brought fabh.lous prices for the een- w
ing' lire. in tte stafi ol the chief marshal of a
the fir-t division we noted, an aid mounted on a l
nagolt , it white ciirtrer. This horse is the T
seine that bore the ceulnmarnder of our armies at
review of colored troopo aboct Carrollton shortly It
ait-cr the captire of \'ckshorg. Whether thisI
a'urnal then was intoxi; ated with the glory of
bear:tg that illostriul man, or with the benuine cc
wblhb nipght have o cized ouit of that illustrious le
uita · be h adquarters in the saddle " and perfo- m
rated even to til.e tinstn a of the horse, is a mat- gi
ter for ilhe dis aselio of en interested and remote I:I
posterity: hat. certa.n it is that magnifitenit he
white c'hlrger " Iung " his dlitingulshed rider, ep
Just as mSidiad the Sailoir tinally flung the Old ej
lisn of the Sea, when he got drunk. and as the
noighty people of Amet'tra are going to fling t,'. cl
aLd all the Radical trsa t ings he bears about dr
-hm, ii November. In another case fo
a young gentleman who ha I passed several prao to
tical jokes uapon his persons: friends, was caught I
Sn turn. He was very anxious' to obtain a steed 14
worthy of tLb occasion~ H applied to a friend, . i
(one of his former victinis.) The friend seized on
the opportunity. " You say yos wn toa haudsome, t
iet horse that won't eta- t at say thng"' " E.x- ci
actly." " Well, I can get ye a maaicett iron er
rey, thorough bred, just imported, adi ,qAI in pa
hb line to GC:adiateur.t The bait tok. A letter
of introduction was given, and the joker went to
the saddlery stere-C-Omal street. The saddler
was thunderstruck-bhe had no horse-ustil he
e. rmembered the eighteen hand stuaed saim l,
whi h has as a sign. Commnt is annecessary.
About half past ive the Grescent City Demo
erat c Club, nuder CoL Fred. Ogden, their presi
dent, passed in beautilul order down Camp, at a
quick step. A few minutes afterward, diwis
Pojdres street, came a leg array of cavaliers,
nimbering at least foer hundred, eomposing the
clubs if Jefferson City. The National Guoars, the
leadng club, made a magnificent disp!ay, each
man having the eacutcheoo of the United States
as a breast plate.
The whole city now seemed Invaded by a vsst
mess of horsemen and footmen, each with some
distinguishing badge or uniform. There was
clattering of horses--quadrupedaate putrern
he s(Itu quatit uingula comipuml , only instead
of the dusty soil, the horses trod the
square and unbending stone pavements.
The appearance on Canal street was indescriha
ble. The crowd surged in every direction on that
grard avenue from Magasise to Baronne street,
until it was hardly possible to cros. It was
pleasnt to see beautiful women, who had never
th. teen on the atreets after nightfall without a pro
be errtor, walking confidently on the street a'ter 8
ter o'clock. Those that knew wee aware aware theirhos
its bands and brothers were in the ranks, whilst they
a.- were keeping step to tie music of the Union on
)r. the sidewalks. The rockets sent up every few
lor ,econds were the rarest in beauty that we ever
m. saw.
da The Arranrememt.
Is- The leading grand division, under Coi xon,
or were ranged on New Levee street, their front
g- reting on Canal; the second on Toboupi
in- toplet thbe third en Mgeasia., sad oe en
ug down to Basin. At balf past 7, the order "for
tse ward" was given, rockets were thrown up, and
of the column advanced.
rk Firat, after the cavalcade of assistant marshals
ed a conranying Col. James McCloskey, the grand
ea m-.rshal, came the chief and staff of the leading
nd division composed of the Minute Men of Jeffer
er sn, the Blair Defenders of Carrollton. the Gretna
- IDemocratic Club and minor ones. They presen'ed
to a very fine appearance.
on Then came the first regular division-but here
le we most state that with all our seal we could not
itf keep op with the difierentdivisions. The reporter
ly of the Czarcitr stood at the corner of New Levee
d, and Canal streets as the clubs, up to those of the
m seventh division, passed up; but his paper had
be then given out and the seventh division went up
re Canal street as far only as Magazine street. He
a had to fall back on the CESCENT office, where he
A. could see everything that was going on.
2d Before the division resting on Baronne street hai
started to join In the column passing down Canal
of street, the head of the column had marched down
tr. to the Pontchartrain Railroad and were up again
ill on Canal street bt ~re more than half had started
os on the jtnurney.
It- After the grand division, under Col. Nixon.
it- came the first regular division, commended by
Col. J. O. Landry. This division comprised the
fd clubs of the First Ward, to-wit: First Ward Club,
he Magnolia Rangers, 100 strong, Crescent City Club,
a 200 strong, with an auxiliary club of colored peo
o. ple, quite numerous.
b- Ihen came chief of division Hon. G. W. Race, i
be with the clubs of the second ward, composed of the k
as S'eedman Guards, 150; the Seymour Z mave, 100; t
s, and the Jackson Railroad Club, 325. Then t
id came the Tigers, 200 strong, with a beautiful
re canoe in their ranks, drawn on a wagon, and fall f
es of charming young gir's. Then the Second Ward t
lil Democratic Colored Club, 75 in number.
ie The third division was under Col. Gerard Stith,
ig and comprised the Third Ward Democratic Club.
se the Johnson Rangers, and the Old Hickory's, the
in Constitution Club, a magnificent body, 350 in
e number, all in admirable order, and the accom
le pi-lied (;lee CILb with a beautiful harp all fes- c
,n t oned with flowers: the Fossils Senior and
,d Junior, numbering trgether 235; the Colored n
d Fossil Guards.53 , 5 .. ..... uo.s% ,i ...,a ,emo
. c-ats, 150; the Frank Blair Cadets, 150; the
f. Frank Blair Guards, 250, and their Juniors, 200:
n the Seymour SBothrons, 251i; the Seymour Sen- t
tinels, 150; the Minute Men of '6S. 150-these
Shaving a wagon containing an admirable speci ,
men of a huge straw stuffed carget bagger, twist
y ing and turning in every direction, and exciting
a uproarious laughter.
t lhe fourth division was under the command of la
y Col. James H. Wingfleld. This magnificent divi- e
y sion c' mprised the National Democratic Fourth ti
ir Ward C'iub, the listrict German Club, the Blair n
a Cadets, the Hancock Ciobs, and Ithe Hendricks I
h Guards, w
The fifth division, under E. A. Bozonier, Esq., e
was composed of the Seymour Legion, their y
e juniors; the Broom Rangers, and theirs; the i,
Innocents. 1133 in number, and the Pendleton rl
t uards, 200. m
The sixth division wu led by George W. White,
d EVIl , with hi aids-the Sixth Ward Rough and
I: aedy Democratic Club at the head of the divi. b
,f stun, 150 strong, the Washington Club 150, and 0
S the Algiers Seymour and Blair Club were exceed
t ing'y umerous. p
The seventh division, under chief E. Bermdez e'
n was not lees 0n number than say of its predecee
d sors. The boWide Awakes alone were 520 strong.
a John Grayer, Esq.. was the chief of the eighth. ci
and badl a very fine division. First was the Eighth
Ward Club. 800; Hibernia, 250; Spirit of ", 17 3: t
Rousseau Guards, in beautiful uniformi, 230. t
d The ninth divisron had for chief L. A. Waltz.
Eq. The regular club of that ward is :00 strong;
b !ien came the young Seymour Rangers, the Sey
noor Vedettes, 150, and others.
Thetenth division, nnder chief Thos. McKnight, ,
ccrmjrised the the Tenth Ward Clui, in uniform
It1) strong: the Seymour Cadets, 150, and the ,,
Fnurth lDistrict Germania. 251: all with beautfull
white pennons with the names of States thernn. de
There was a gent on horseback at this moment ~
caracoling too near our corporal form to allow of tb
I our tellhig x.lct'ly wlcere our friend chief of divi- ,
s, u ltehard C. Bo "e 'astommand began, and u
wl.etl.er we have cot nlixed some of hisl clubs :p
withl those of the preceding division. The Fourth
)ilstrlCt Gierniania L uo wvs©o ueti, r. w, n
them with rnow white pennons, having on them i
tl e nasrr es of the diferenrt States: they number 25i.
Ti.e Chanticleer Club of the Fo:rth District wsa
aho tI. re with a huge cock 14 feet high. Taen
-aroe the Scap ( lub, in eleven wagous, and num- a
bering 100 n-en. Of course Col. Dick was no
where to be seen amnug the soap-men. Thia was
a very interesting feature of the proceseion, and TL
tl.ey are a very fuine-looking iet of men.
The Eleventh Ward Democratic Club and the d
: air Zouaves brought up the rear of the men on
loot.
The Mesuated imbs. to
First in the mounted Ime of the procession ad
can e the Seymour Knights, who, by seniority. i,
I led the van of the division. Over two hundred wl
men *all members~ were is line, and through the the
good management of their grand marshal, Mj 8e
lI:ob Dufoy, (who learned in times now gone by
bow tobhandle squadronsof horsemen.) marched in
splendid order. This club's display was, in our b
opinion, among the features of the mounted
purtion of the procession. At the head of the thi
club was a full rigged schooner, thirty feet long, illi
drawn by eight white horses. On her jib was the
fol'owieg significst inscription: " The Consti e
tution, for Washington; Horatio Seymour com j
mander. Frank Blair in the ofice, sads at 5 r. x , ,
November 51: will arrive March 4th at noon." of
Over the bow of the boat were two soldiers. as
one fully equipped wearing the uniform of the Uni On
ted htates. the other without equipments and ics
clad in the uniform of the late 8soothert Coalted. g
eracy. over their heads was an illuminated trans- tr,
pareocy bearinl this Iscription: " We vote to
er gether." In the center were 12 jyurig ledie-.
'o Mits rtella Morphy representing the Goddess of
or Liberty, smrounded by the following name I
lie vung ladles representing the eleven Sootherli
d, States: Misses Litzze Falloon, Josephine Eisel.,
y. Oeorgie Faveto, Josephine Frey, Baluthea Prey.
, S. Sarah Stonean, Arminia Leinkbuler, Euphemia
i Mbinss, Louisa Mohan, Emma L. Arantes,Mary E.
a Arantes. The lights burned by the Knights were
ri beautifully novel and whilst free from the unples.
rs, asnt flicker and glare of bie ordinary torches
he cast a brilliant glow of light upon the streets
he through which their gallant bearers passed.
"h Then the Semour Rangers, from Carrollton,
es 125 in number-a splendid body; the National
G uards of Jt fere on, 70 strong ; Excelsior K-ights,
wt rarish of Jflierson, 56; St. Bernard Seymour
Club, 100; Draymen's Democratic Club, 852;
Blair Knights, 260 ; the Blair Guards. 200. Then
S :name tie Crescent Mounted Club. 1t0 strong, es
cd corted by 2(0 colored men on foot, who walked
, n the outside of the line of the Crescents. The
Se3mour sod Blair Mounted Club of Algiers
a brought up the end of the procession.
At the lowest calculation there were 20,000 men
i, in the procession, and 100,000people on the
streets.
The eawte
r Of the procession was one continued, unceasing,
never-broken, glorious ovation to the great prio
o ph s in whose honor the procession marched.
It would have seemed likely that with nearly all
the men of New Orleans in the ranks of some one
of the many clubs which turned out, each of whom
W spent some noney in the cause, that our people
ir would have conter ted themselves with that one
mode of demonstrating their faith and hope to
Democratic doctrines. But no. Determined that
every possible means should be used to make the
AI ffair of last night the grandest and most imposing
i e,, of the sort ever seen, and resolved despite
that It neces.ltated the expenditure of that money
r* which it had been so hard work for us of late to
d earn, to show by its free outlay how muob we had
at heart the glorious cause in which we are en
Is gaged. We had thought too that the display of
d last July would in some measure have prepared
ig the citizens to forbear say expectation of a pre.
r- paration for a similar demonstration, but the tin.
Sminations and decorations last night were as gen
d eral, as costly and as handsome as if we had not
already given full evidence of what New t)rleans
can do.
t To give any detailed description of the illumi
-r nations, mottoes and devices would take up so
eC uch space as entirely to exclude other matters
0 from this paper. All along the great boulevard,
d from end to end, was a continuous line of Chinese
P lanterns, transparencies and gas lights in various
e devices. Some of them were superb. Zimmer
S matn's, Kuntz's. the Maison Blanche,lthe Hancock
Club, the Pickwick Club, all the Touro buildings,
were one blase of light. Even Clay status was
decorated with an arch of light above the grand
n statesman's head, and various transparencies on
n the pedestal; and it did seem to us that the
d bronze countenance of the dead patriot relaxed
into a smile of approbation as he beheld the mag
r, lficent demonstration made in honor of those
7 principles of freedom and justice, for which,
e through in his lifetime, differently named, he so
strenuously battled. Before the starting of the
procession and after, rockets unnumbered went
up from all parts of Canal street, roman can
dles blazed everywhere, and the loud roar of
bombs was heard every minute-even the news
e boys caught the infection, and many a dime of
their hard earnings went in flre-crackers all in
° honor of the Democracy.
S The people, too, were as much of a sight as the
11 fireworks. Canal street was packed full-jammed
d to overtiowing. The cars from 5 o'clock allcame
in crowded, and from the side streets the mar
i surged in until it almost seemed that room for
an( ther could not be found. The galleries, by a
e wise forthought propped up by wooden beams,
n were filled with ladies and children-and all along
Canal street from Camp to Dryades not a vacancy
could be discovered in the long line Of eager ex
I ectant faces. Everybody was there. The mag.
d nificent private equipage, filled with ladies reared
:n wealt asuu iurury, rolled by, ana was Imme
e diately followed by the humble milk cart, in
which the milkman and his family were " seeing
" the procession." Every humble conveyance was
a put in reouisition-carriages, carts, wagons, om
utbnses, cotton floats, every conceivable vehicle
was there, many of them filled with ladies and
I candsoa ely decorated with flags and transparen
cies. We have said it was impossible to particu
f larize the illumination, but we can give our read
era some idea of them by following the route of
the procession. The leading division then
r moved from New Levee street, down
s the lower side of C('anal to Royal street,
where it turned down-the sight which met the
eye as the column wheeled, was beautiful be
r yond description. The street was a river of
a light. Chinese lanterns swung from every galle
i ry and hung in every window, transparencies,
many deviced and beautiful, formed a continuous
line. Roman candles were burning everywhere,
irky-rockets shootinmg off at every corner, and the
balcomnes-what shall we say of them ? Filled to
Soverfowing with the beautiful creoles of our
loved city, each waving her handkerchief as the
procession passed, each looking such glorious s
enthusiasm for the cause, each smiling such en
courqgement to its supporters, how could any
man look upon them without feeling his blood
course quicker through his veins at the sight,
without hs heart throbbing faster with a yet
sterner determnation to do his whole duty for
the cause thus pIleaded by innocence and beauty. 0
The cheers for our chsmpions which every few d
moments rose from the separate clubs, and which e1
once started went from one eod of the loe to the 9
other, showed how the men of New Orleans ap.
preciate and respond to such an appeal from her si
women, I
But not only in the balconies was the enthusi- o.
ism displayed. The streets were lmed with w
spectatore. This statement. be it understood, zI
does not apply to the first few squares below le
canal street or above it, but to the whole route of . si
the processelon, from end to end. Where the lI
peopie came from was a mystery. Itseemed to ei
us that the wLole population of New Orleans was rt
on Canal street; but we turned into l]cyal street, bl
and there was a crowd as ereat. We followed the pI
prucre~s lvn o I|;J o".* I'¢d o .sa . re , and at aw ay to
step the crowd became greater. From the old at
nan of seventy to the infant at the breast, every ct
age was there, and no station lacked its many ti
rrpresentatives-and the cheets which we have ta
aiready menetioned las'gven by the clubs mnd echoed A
by the ladies, were caught up by the crowd and bl
sent back to 'he clubs with ten-fold heartiness. bt
SThe air seemed 1filed with the names of Seymour fo
and Blair. The side of every house, too, was tI
sadored with them. Every transparency bore ti
them, every tongue repeated them, they seemed
to flash mn every torch and wave in every handker.- be
chief, and their ingenuity exhausted in devising lO
adornmets for them, until the people, in many th
instances being able to think of no decoration or
which could add any lustre to them, contented sil
themselves with the simple and grandiascriptie- se
Seymour and Blair. be
Down Royal street the procession marchbed to on
Elysian Fields street, thence to the Levee and b
bthen back to Canal street via Ch:rtres street. O
What we have already said will fully apply to be
this portion of the route. The same magnificent 8
illamintion decorated every house. the same
crowd lined every street, and the same glorious w
eathusiasm animated every heart. We cannot do
justice to it; we here acknowledge that for all the
jnst idea we can give of what the appearance th
of the route was, we might as well alstonce throw w
aside our pen; it literally "beggars description.' ra
Our readers will then pardon us, if leaving the tr
lower portion bf the city we try-only though, be
again to fad-to tell how the F it ad Foorth Di pr
tractp eappered.
Up Camp street, Alled with spectators, bril- nit
SIantly illuminated, marched the Demoeracy of
of New Orleaes; and the people were reday for
1 them. The same impulse which had actuated the
ri Creoles urged the Americanso to display their love
*,of the cause. Many stores had their windows
y. brilliantly illuminated and their fronts decorated
a with treansperencies. From the ofice of the Mot.
E. gan line of steamers just above (ravier street. a
re rope had been extended to the house opposite,
º- and from it hung flags and pennante innamerable.
es Many of the private residences were headsomely
to lminated, and in their decoration a vast deal of
taste was displayed, and the ladies were as nu.
a. meroue and enthusiastic as their Creole sisters.
il The galleries seemed but rows of lower
a, beds, sad the possted specators In their
ir contemplation, was bewildered in the attempt to
1; decide upon the most beatiful one. The streets
oa were as full sand the enthusiasm as gret as in the
s- lower part of the city. Prytanti street was a re
ad petition, and Washington and Magasine streets
ie told the same story. All aloag these streets the
rs private dwellings were illaminted, and in many
instances the designs were very beautiful. To
!o particularize is simply tmpoesible; as soon might
is we attempt to divide a beam of sanshine into its
various rays and analyne their separate merits as
to endeavor to select and hold up for admiration
g, any one of the countIess offerings that were last
° night laid on the altar of patriotism, and whose
e, mbioed magnilleeace and beauty can truly be
11 compared to naught else but the bright, health
e giving Leama of the sun.
n esee sad lem deteas,
le There were enough able-bodied men mingled
e with the immense throngs all along the line of
Smarch to have formed another procession fully as
ut merous as the immense pageant at which they
e gazed.
B The sods fountains for equares around the
e localities where the procesiaon tempoirarily halted
wy wre emptied in Incredibly abort order by thirsty
0 Democrats.
d Our pelican, which, proudly perched before the
attscxxr office, reminded the thousands of
Louisiana's sons as they pawsed of the emblem of
d their native State, appeared to be fully imbued
with the spirit of the great occasion. A curious
* crowd gathered around him, but the bird's long
t- bill kept them at a respectful distance. One
it small boy had his hat taken off by an over indul
gence of his curiosity, and a colored lady came
near losing her wateifall.
The spectacle presented on Canal street, before
0 and during the start of the vast column of men,
baffles description. The illominaston was brilliant
in the extreme. Fireworks sh .t upward from all
e sides, the long lines of sidewalks and balconies
5 were not crowded, but absolutely jammed with
r people; most of the buildings were decorated
k with fiery stars, crescents and other emblems,
t while a profusion of flags and banners flattered in
' the breeees of the night.
d Could a balloonist from some distant point have
n looked down in his serial flight upon the scene,
e ignorant of what was really going on, he might
d with reason have imagined that the subterranean
gas beds of the Louisiana lowlands had broken
out in flames through the earthy crust, or that
some terrible conflagration had burst forth and
0 enveloped the city. Bat what a glorious specta
e e would it have been in any event, viewed from
an altitude of two or three thousand feet.
There was a strange quietude throughout the
city during the day betokening the approach of
universal excitement in the evening. Toward
dusk, young men with red caps, with grey caps,
with white caps, and clad in all kinds of uniforms,
mght be seen hurrying toward the places of ren
dezvouse and from trst time until midnight there
was no termination of the exci'ement.
e The procession moved with remarkable prompt
Stude,aud with scarcely amoment's detention along
r the entire roote. Such marshalship as was dis
played in moving so admirably such a vast body
of men, as it were by clockwork, would have been
I creditable to Napoleon and his general them
selves.
The time occupied in paesing the Casscswr office
was two houts, almost to a minute. When the
haed of the sixth division, which may he said to
have been shout the center of the line had reasced
this point, bound up-town, the rear guard was at
Toulouse street, still on its way down.
A singular occurrence took place as the B!air
Zonaves marched by. In their rear followed a
wagon bearing a huge transparency,pouring forth
lurid flames and reeking with fame. of brimstone
and sulphur. This was designed ti represent
the fiery lake of Avernus, in which little imps
and demons were with pitchforks heaping glowing
coals upon the monster Radicalism. As the m- t
nags passed under the huge fag, which wa sums
pended over the street before our omfe, the three
pronged fork of one of the little Iron devils pierced
its striped folds, and staid there, pulling the little
fellow out of his infernal residence, and restoring
him to earthly existence. He hung dangling there
for the rest of the evening, vivid warning to
scalawage and carpet btagera that the only thing
to save them from political bell-are is a close C
clutching at the stares and stripes, and the Coasti
toti n which it symbolises.
A serious looking dog, decked out with a badge, I
and a pair of spectacles, sat on the box of a wagon
in the procession, and seemed ready to bark for
Scymosr and Blair if called upon.
The neighboring parishes of St. Bernard and
Ji fierse n, and the right bank, too, all turned out
glriously. All honor to them for their enthusiam i
and pluck.
There was not a disorderly occurrence within
our observation last evening. The prcesrloo had
dispersed by midnight, and then in a wondertully
short time the street. resumed their wonted
quiet.
The headquarters of the Hancock Club on Canal
street resem bled the fabled palaces of the Eastern
magi. A large railroad head light, at either end
of the gallery, pointing up and down the street,
with red reflectors between them. lit up with dez
zling brilliancy the entire length of the grand bon
levard. The pirirait of Hancock, flanked on either
side by those of Seymour and Blair, encircled with
laurel, painted on semi circular transparent frames
eight feet in diameter, and lighted with a double
row ot eas jets, the whole surmounted by a huge
blazing star with two crescents; the scores of
parti colored lanterns arranged with consummate
taste by the club's executive committee; and last
ned best of all, the coterie of beauty whioh
crowded the galleries, by special invita
tion of the Hincocks., conspired to present a
tablesan beautiful as the dreams of fairies
An immense bouquet rocket of red, white and
blue lights pierced the azure vault above. and
borsting into a thousend stars, shed a rich re
fulgence en the surginog crowd below. This was T
the signal for the Hancocksto start. The club
turned out in full force, offcers mounted, with
a splendid band of eighteen pieces. The elegant
banner surrounded by thirtyseven silver wreathe .
inscribed with the names of the Btates in front,
then the superb ladies' flag, of crimson anad
orange silk, flanked by two smaller flag of red I
silk, with name of the club in gold letters, pre
sented by four gentlemen at Piffet's, and the
beautiful silken "colors" tendered by MIr. Warner,
one of the members of the club. Around the
banner and flags were thirty-seven tranaparent
stars, each with a photograph type of Louisiana
beauty, the name of a State below, and the
State's motto above. On the reverse the name
"Haeock Club." Prominent in the procession se
was the exquhisite wreath presented by "New
York," sad borne on oruameutal pole. The club
nsed the wide as te torches, the staIs, and
those of the transparencies wrapped in red and a
white ribbon, with streamers. Thus equipped,
and in their showy nuniform, the club presented '
truly a msgnigcent appearsone, and setabliahed
beyond question their indisputable right to the
prord motto, "Jamae Arrinre."
The Bixth Ward Clb last sight wa see acomps
nied by three wangous i which were embodied ot
of some very beautiful ideas. The first contained a
or forge, an csvil, and the various apportenalee o'
he the cooper's and other trades, and in it were men
vs at work with the dferent tools. This repre
rs seated the meohasiesl arts. Ia the second was a
ed spinning wheel and at it,~turalng off the span oot
r- ton wefe three beautifel young ladies. This was
a "Home Indmstry," sad depicted, we fear. a
el, class of household duties nowa days too much
le. neglected by our maidens. The third wagorn on
ly tained corn and sugar cane stalks, and was
of inscribed "Agricnlture is the Bource of 8trength."
o. For the conception of this deseign and the manner
rs. of its execution the Fifth Ward Club deserve a
ar- great deal of credit.
fir We poticed last night with leauch pleasure that
to monster rooster (14 feet 10 inches) in the proces
its son and poesessi of the well organised Chanti
Ie cleer Club. This rooster, so hardly contented for
e- during the pUat week, has fallen to the glorious '
ts Chanticleers. For this they deserve much credit.
he Being a lately organised club they thkn show that -
ay in whatever they undertake, whether to gain a
ro rooster or work for the good of the Demoeracy,
ht they will succeed at whatever cost. Long crow
its the Chanticleers. Cock-a-doodle doo!«
as The admiration of many were attracted by two
,n immense heads of Seymour and Blair-in fact the
at largest and best executed of the kind we have
se seen since the commencement of this glorious
be campaign. We heard that they were executed
h- by Jimmy Moise, the son of our well-known fel- I
low-townsman and artist, T. 8. Molse, Esq. What -
is more creditable to the young gentleman, It, that
ad he painted them for the Balwer Club during his
of leisure hours of business.
as Many were the clubs who last night received
ay tokens of the admiration of their lady friends.
Some of these presentations will be found de
is tailed elsewhere, but to describe all is impracti
ad cable. Many, too, were the bouquets that changed
ty hands last night, changed from the fair hands of
their makers to the harder and browner ones of
te those who were thus encouraged to persevere to
of the good work. The women of New Orleans have -
of dcne no little towards the success of this canm
rd paign, and the CoEscE:T here acknowledges their
s senvices and thanks them for them. a
Ig A tandem team of grays, harnessed to a basket
ie work carriage, was a very noticeable feature on a
i- Canal street. The horses were gaily decked with C
is flags and transparencies, and the wagon was
prettily adorned in the name manner. Tais was a
re novel idea, and a very good one.
a, To the innumerable clubs who, last night, by
it cheers or serenades, or both, honored us, we re
II turn our hearty thanks. At the late hour at which
ra we trite we cannot call the roll of these friends a
:h of ours, so we beg you, gentlemen, to rest satis _
Id fed with this general acknowledgment. God
, bltes you all, says the ( nRECENT.
i Mere Tributes by the Ladles to the Sallaa (
Seymear legiess
'e The Legion was called to order at cf o'otoek, L
a, President Joase in the chair. When about to
at ct mmence routine business, the attention of the
.n Legion was attracted by fairy steps upon the a
n stairs. A few moments, and, like angels upon
it some happy mission bent, appeared several ladies
d bearing in their hands a flag unexcelled in beauty
t- by any yet seen in New Orleans. It is the glori.
n ous flag of our Union, surmounted by a battle ax
of silver. Miss Meyer, with it in her hands,
e breathed forth in words coming from a feeling and
>f undaunted heart, as she presented it to the Le
d gion-words that called forth from every man
a, cheers, and gave birth within each bseom to a .
, new-born determination that defeat should never u
1- eully its folds. It was presented by her upon
-e behalf of herself and of Mimes Heurm and
Geutelnced, who stood by bestowing upon the
t- gallant boys those visible and happy signs of
g Eden's choioest benediction: woman's sweet
a- smiles. President Jonas replied in appropriate
y and stirring remarks. There was also presented,
n by the Misses McAttchison, a guidon whose beauty
a* was only surpassed by that of its fair donors.
Favors yet came pouring in. The Legion again
e were made to cheer as the happy recipients of
Le three beautiful wren ha-one presented by the
o Misses Pierce. 'twas an occasion that will long
d te reumembered by the Legion as one of the most
it pleasant of those happy little episodes that occa- 0
sionally break like gtlimpses of Eden upon the dull
r routine of every-day life, and serve to instil cour
a age and hope into the most desponding of hearts.
h BSnner Presenteatio to the Sermeaur C
SlKagata. C
t Shortly after this gallant organization formed
Sits line upon the levee, last evening, Mr. Ferd. D
I Marks, assistant secretary of the Knights, rode to
i- the front and presented to them a beautiful silk
- banner which was accompanied by the following
e note from its fair donors:
i Naw ORLaANs, August 29, 1A68.
e To the OfIers and Members of the tdymiur Kolghts.
G('ntl men-We present you the accompanying
banner as a testimonial of our esteem and sym.
patty with you in the just and holy cause which re
you espouse, and pray that your efforts in behalf -
s of a free sad white man's government may be
crowrned with success. With the hope that the
elettion of Beymour and Blair may once mire re
otore our country to its former state of peace,
happiness aLd prosperity, we remain yurs re- .
pectilty, i ANNAi 1 TEKN,
a ALLIE LE.iFieoLD, T
HOItTENvs KattllN,
JosEPHiNt TiL't[.
Mr. J. 8. Tully, president of the Seymoor
Knights, received the banner and in behalf
of the club returned their thanks to the ladies s
Sin a few appropriate remarks. The face of the
banner is of blue silk inscribed with the names,
I eymour Knights, in letters of gold. The reverse
I is of plain white selk. A heavy gold fringe sur
Srounds it, and six gilt tassels ornament the upper
I part.
I POUND NOTICES.
rlREET (COMMI*IOWnIR Sq DEPl'r r-o
i. li-i.--W bo,.ant t.e.b First D.(t, t t,, u d.J c, rr u i
-Laiaesated Lorulst iat ea . e-ta- .1
feven Mn'ATSl of dfferet clors. -
Whirb, If Inot claimed wt:hin t.ree day,., and t:e exptns
1i, rea . rpld wiI oned rS p..l c act,o at .,kd Pound, '
I hIrlfo¥,h ept4 bo lat 12o ,55, tIi -ci'-h, i
Jort o ,. t. i t C P, ttr 8tree s Cou sioner
I' Kj T tOl MIrO''Er'e PAar . A
oriana sad Calbors trs re. *-tray
One GeAr.
Who 5. l,,t claimed within ahtr, days. anl 'ise otoso
. j4 U ta e'i, IiLmr s Uot n ma aclees a
J rn er o nl, P rr momnt~ellrr
t.'s K) bT COMMIKS IO't 3 S DEPAraT
SMENT Room No 7. ('ty Hall--now Orle.n*, os -9,
N- Wa. brouight to the Notad Disttrct Voaud, corner ol
ta ono Ca-i ern astr. sa an eetra)
Which. If a 0 cl.imed withln th ee day.. end the expsaeeo
'tl rap t*, r boe uod at po',i- -ue . l,,.t atd Peon i, oa
Tt Io.tAY, Neot, 'otrI l.ss. 5t II o',ino, a
J(Ltia PH o URPot, Otreet Coml·lsltonor.
Lrlr,. 5IaCHoo.. for eoatloier.
t=TIEIT (`'wIl 5ll Ei.e Us PA IT.
S~MlT Wv. teo t, HmJi--- rises, Ae 2. F
I-do-Wa brorngh 3S Fourth LIetriLc Pond. on DrIoyad
.trrees b~twr. J·ILa red P lip otr.otu. o - .tra,-
tne troe, rMA5., with white spt oa t. forehed, laft
ot t Ier wkit.
Whlhb if not elaimed within ive days, and tii.sxpmne
''ora pidwt. itll eiat puhi l t ,,on e aiud Pound, on
L O E re YCPn H AMtER"HY, N uret Commissioner. b
Lcr-li Pewiar.L fo (lntt.oalttr. oa
6 ~3I3 D ~rOe ASD MALTISU KILN-
1e NEW LEtl AND MI FULTON STEER?.
I am prepad to dry and leaen Naa moald and wesil all
kinds of Orael, Mali. Coffs. Peeas, Bean, ec ; dry ruonken o
CaroSs; ripes Ors Orlain, isevig it ua swees tf matured
in the eld; eradteat offmelve samellia rom as oral doe,, O
usarsateeing sett. tbsor eeek. I wil do such work be.
tsr aad t a t prtis thks It i doso in oher olties as my O
preeae sad pete are acknoweided by all wh ha seesn o
them te be aperior to an otherb.
I am also eedy to eset and sal rtghts, sa der my patests
for OraJn Drying and eMai. at reasonable rates. B ora
menwltl fiad these *UPitIOR MACHI 'ESI thee, being a
eastHa oe Oesuir. ae-ept sordinry otesr setp.wwr The
ating is tmamsse ti tel. htast asree r ks ald ake.
Fo arther a malu~ m pplt to
ALFRED W. J. MASON,
I" tae l vrsad a Pass sases
This isa iNsrteor Maehesr f rtlag Sager, Cars sad
wr abstasces."-.Sascitle Amarsisa.
In Pl A Nsse t- I At " ;uf1 ( as
o0
en A, . ` .-cKMALE, Music PUBIStHam
t rWhsw l. baso Roast asIaI. iWas
)tI, a IIe I Nam IeUA1r, )< h AOI sa
h 8 DaNO hba m NSe
s Ides Camel LMroet, Door Dorapm
a W oORaIANL
as ADNUs PIANO paTrS,
as
SRAND IRIUMPH OVR ALL OTHER PIANOS In
EUROPE AND AMIRIOA.
at hr whe- k
he AEION P·IANO PORTS, dl e Lh ae Jeadan the
am, Fals t Ames.ma Ia.... bald Ser ame
Oat Oeber IM soutlo beam sbo aee oenhibtine, edd e
et traL Ound sanira lea4aa mtbaba Fi
D tbom~i l PaelwtmIs PeeIzpeeik.^ic we, 60.
i etvd by Oheir Jude I. be tae bem to ks1d tm
AOrG7I WANTED- V0DED Os aN eGpoeelºD Ajeamt
it. md l elrearr , tWe list., IIrI ed aNo e
a Deheasy~OeX New Veb MANmR C 00.
aFl ..........F.... AND IT RANT.
Y GUSR. TOM HOPS, UW DisCeaes street  a Is et
e of PIANOS, mapfacst.ad eno.... which ýhauepArs.
sAored ther e InH this el. Prls will be o ed m' DeARS E
to limO mHOe lted o eall.
Mr. VOM l8MOPE A#WAmsDID I G')D1 MEDAI
bo s e LOaetal aRestsbed * ow Oruma., Iis Jeaary,
)UT?,. TOM eOrEL
us rfe Mapts.. ow".
HOTYFILS AND RETAuITRANT
at
at COIMOPOLITAN NTAU&HILIT
r 11 DOYAL STRRET,
(Betwea Canal and Cuatomhaes etreILO,)
s Loin plalsn ..................... ... oea
H..
S All the b Dllca. of the amuon ar to be found bhea a
Salso, Choice WJNES of all kiade
IPats, Weddaget., I,supped at ahort notle.
of Prvate PaeloTs.ee trua, h o
of Ra eaiamly tarnised, to ad by thu weak or mers k.
ro
Thisar tsnrnut pt k po4 lu looleer a. 18
. PARRIAN STT L--FRENCH E~STAUTRAN.
Iti UNION STRERT,
Setween SI Charles d Caroed 0o streso. PHILIP tFOr.
,ET. Agent Prlen to eut the tme
lIt BRAKFABT-Three choice dishu, with Coffee, 
DIlNNER-Poop and four choice disia, wirth lDern ad
Lb Coffeea evaenty.·re anet.
SHAWKIN•A T T ANC O-
OORUR Of GRAVER AND ST. HARLES
T (Oppeele SO Charlae Betel,)
Je- R-OIPN)ED-L I. CUSTER IN OHARHE
i The best brands of IQOESr Rend WINES, each am aw
knl hboar ac fth for ae are e.tasslt aam ~ ba Als
id aeaoc eauf wiIse8 1Cm
OU MAHlE00A>AMTNT,
wnmaad r a n lD.R a
, LIQUORS, SPIRITS, WINES, CIGARS, ETS., ETro.
10 No N TatoiD trem ad the4 SWtar Waamr ewe
S imoahsme a eNor t.mam. rca.
I O Rys and ReItaI Whk wt we o m e trMe ea
lmbel terms and am th lowst wmackm rsnes
S O OODICn d XAL T,.
SNO. C. OOODRIOR, kale of Goedrch A Oa.;
1 A. RK.BAILET, ae o* Goa. O. Oi Ser A Oa.)
x l W l a b ae soesd s a aed Dealer.
,WSTERN PRODUCE, WINES, LIQUORS, TOBAC00
.., a the Old StRnd of ~ae Ii GUrner A (a.,
Noo. N O mmMon and u4 Csep l stroet
JOHN ANDUU*N d O.
JblOHN ANDERSON. less of Shropshlr, anderse O ;
n P .. L OItPPEN.)
id Wholesade Os TeAT ad CrOw m laT Me9.1
eh eadtae
NEW 'POTDRAB STREET, NEW ORLEAN..
XEEOHANDOMM BROKIO AND AGENT
f o. N GRAVIlE STREI.,
Imaw YORL/eL
at Loulelas aind Westaern MRlad WHTSKIS, and Fn
LOld Boro amhnd Ryo it an -e ue - ad, a ee pemi .
- hr
MEDICAL.t
r IPECV* TZEATISENT Or allmOTlq
d aaratee'r the followir ehrrole diseass. : dearet
Dmsesw (WhiLe,. Blsaorrh.es, Uac., IlRematlu ,,et,
I. Dyspepila, Choro.o Llior Comp slnt. Ismamse 1 the Urit.
y Orrgen and Doanese. tonwlasions every day from t
U ,,'cI r h. t ll r. at his oales, oorer of Orl e a usad Rear.
t ,on streets. sidencm, No. 76 OrGuasm street.
D . W W ILd OPT
PETIOIA AND AOOOUOU1gE.
05. ad Roidde mea . Na. bU Saee andw St e hom
JMS a S Osseet
NEW ORm ANS, LA.
Ohamm iemm s--lm USI a t O.'eOk PM. a peAe:
emaste Disamse aad (Hetlm.
TA A. THU MoNET t
Dr WOO?? sayeb4 will pay Su100 toneauperw
wilptra a roedt wil rtlitssai rei.r , ena
ro eadL ad -h cre tau po is Itheta rtaa
Treplam Ne. a oaldo., br.t Sask, He, Lnga,
1ddIm pa Aes Adome~ar Anrs Fat, Ta. i, lta or
sntrreal, acute o nbro OIA r, Ireah Wound
rnlbtho (1lmreral- at,. Ill pe n, from any eeYeSkhea
mai. Namrls, om a mosqutlo br to too maet lIaa.
as rspld'y, heel penranetly ama. alo no pine In lie ai
pilcatlee whether oppld Orho wraeat Infant or the meek
a'ble or aed po n, and isarml es a Pete P n.slt.
Applied tra m . i Cudolat etraus
a J1 HIRIAVUS,
Sole Aeat he New Or lme and State ef sula.
Oeaatr Doala, and Drelots eupplied
,Cesreamd a ba *r1dINa e usper nmIud
orniamo Iadaedlaam to enl thir boeaolal
-et I rmain aantlomam .r r.y iestilly, your meed
odert A. MEROI. H 0 11anal st ream.
JI haomrlnad tpo aatyesu holdd os thr malemarel
an-o, Bitter, andnd aebl·U ",. te irdnuta tasOTL
aed4 in art injures apes tin human spsm aulem
.sheat nIorinae qaalllOsInd eed, It othiug bemla
rerdl alarmatis biles U. A. SMITH, MO. l
Toes Mabl-oo Sile hc e th hee eamined, doma
mended 00 Onane who Mtei w ago. rltla a de
lre N. R5HIPPRrT, i. D.
,BOOK POe TBD EYNPOBTVATN.
I. j ALDWIN DUFF' ?RKATISE 0 PRITAIAE DI
noltesle ImpotLmeant Or airLIas,. aohild hr rew" by ll on
J. DUFF £ lRIPPIe.
w Orleans Medical luastitae,
NEW YO(hk.
II OEERI L COMMISSION MERHANT.
F OT RIt R D edr Maaloounrewoe af
FUElITUnR OF EVERY DES,U TION.
s. IS R0WEST--Now CAN&L t.,
uted a reo re0
AN Ned s EEEANDIIR PORAED
preeaedand eampeSi am a
ordera aod"ranly a am eba baa. p1
Orerl bRIle  PATrAIJ0 o ELIVE. we
eIaml t - inend to e PY amd O emne
ISA DATEBA,
ISioBian Sea O Sra anSImS.

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