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In the endeavor to establish another
lepublican journal in New Orleans, the
proprietors of the Lorrsaxusx, propose to
w fill a necessity which has been long, and
sometimes painfully-felt to exist. In the
%asition state of our people, in their strug
.ag efforts to attain, that position in the
ilyv Politic, which we conceive to be their
die, it is regarded that much information,
idance, encouragement, counsel and
reproof have been lost, in consequence of
th. lack of a medium, through which these
defciencies might be supplied. We shall
arine to make the Louvsuaux a desideratum
in these respects.
As our motto indicates, the Lotusuxux
shall be "Republican at all times and under
all circumstances " We shall advocate the
security and enjoyment of broad civil liberty,
the absolute equality of all men before the
law, and an impartial distribution of honor
and patronage to all who merit them.
Desirous of allaying animosities, of
obliterating the memory of the bitter past,
of promoting harmony and union among all
classes and between all interests, we shall
advocate the removal of all political
disabilities , foster kindness and forbearance,
where malignity and resentment reigned,
and seek for fairness and justice where
wrong and oppression prevailed. Thus
united in our aims and objects, weshall con
serve our best interests, elevate our noble
state, to an enviale position among her
sister States, by the development of her il
limitable resources and secure the full bene
fits of the mighty changes in the history and
condition of the people and the country.
Believing that there can be no true
liberty without the supremacy of law, we
shall urge a strict and undiscriminating
administration of justice.
We shall support the doctrine of an
equitable dirision of taxation among all
classes a faithful eollection of the revenues,
~nuomy in the expenditures, conformably
kih the 'xigenci.es of the State or country
sud tihe discharge of every legitimate
We shali sustain tie carrying out of the
prvisiom of the act establishing our
cmman school system, and urge as a
'ramn,rnt duty th- education of our youth,
as vtilly connected with their own ealight
ment, and the security and stability of a
hB a generous, manly, independent, and
;hudciou conduct, we shall strive to rescue
,ar p:qpr, from an ephemeral, and tempo
:,ry rexi.toce, anid establish it upon a basis,
!:at if we cannot "command," we shall at
all evants ldeserve" success.
WHO BUY FIRST CLASS DRY
A -ron cas-
r ad their money spent more to their
BRASELMAN & AD+ASLB'
A 6bece through their immense stook
S &tins. Real Poplins, Plaids, Berg~e
Merinae. Cashmeres, Emp. Cloths,
Frmosn, Arabs, Jackets, 8hawls
8&eking, Cloakings Cloths,
Flannels, Iaces, Embroide
eeY, Gloves, Corsets, Vel
vets, Ribbons, Parasols,
Etc., Etc., Etc.
Magazine street, cor. St. Adr
THOMAS J. HA x:a.
Cmernl Commission bI' S: hnt. t
A-4nt for the sale of Beal t , etc.,
Or Doo S.as Paox, " 'to To.
3M, 168 1
POYDRAS Th W OR- S
LEASS, "A I
a'l~s t &C Co.,Sel,
'd R. Colem: . Terry, isq.,
"t~ E,. Sa~uelmca
" REPUBLICAN AT ALL TIMES, AND UNDER ALL CIRCUMdSTANCES "
VOLUME 1. NEW ORLEANS LA, TIURSDAY IiY 4, 1871. IOIU IR 40.
IN THE VALLEY.
BT KERY A3IT.
This is the place-a grove of sighing pines:
Their fallen tassels thatch the roofs with brown,
The long and narrow roos, 'neath whose con
r No dweller wakens. Though the rains weep
Though winds, the mighty mourners, o'er the
e Go unconsoled, the inmates waken not.
Along the unbusy street my way I keep,
Between the houses tenanted by death,
And seek the place where lies my friend asleep,
Alien to this the life of light and breath.
I And here his grave, o'ergrown with heliotrope,
f Makem recollection seem as sweet as hope
For he, my Friend, was gentl, wise, and true;
Pleasant to him a beggar's theakfh word;
He spoke no ill of others, and he knew
And loved clear brooks, green dells, andnow.
er, and bird;
And nowthe fowers strive to return his 1ave
By growing here his humble grave above.
Tears have no courage wherewith they may ease,
And God my grief is oft misanderstood.
In tears I made complaint of his decease
Whom I had loved, for he was young and good;
I made complaint that He who rules on high
Should suffer here the young and good to die.
O Death! the warder at the gates of time,
For evermore to those thy hinge swing wide
Whose hope is fown, whose souls are stained
Give way to all who are disatisfied
With their recurrent days, and long to cease;
Swing wide for such, and to the old give peace.
But close and bar thy dolorous, black gates
Against the good, the beautiful, the young,
Whose lamp of hope their life illuminates,
Whose harp-like souls for highest strains are
O warder, Death! give way, swing wide for sin;
But close, and bar, and keep the good within.
CURIOUS, QUAINT, AND RARE.
POWER OF FASCINATION IN
Some animals are held in universal
dread by others, and not the least terrible
is the effect produced by the rattle-snake.
Mr. Pennant says, that this snake will
frequently lie at the bottom of a tree, on
which a squirrel is seated. He fixes his
eyes on the animal, and from that
moment it cannot escape: it begins a
doleful outcry, which is so well known
that a passer by, on hearing it, immedi
ately knows that a snake is present. The
squirrel runs up the tree a little way,
comes down again, then goes up and
afterwards comes still lower. The sn:ak
continues at the bottom of the tree, w'th,
his eyes fixed on the squirrel, and hi it a
tention is so entirely taken ,. iit a
person accidentally appro:. may
make a considerable noise, so
much as the snake's turnir . The
squirrel comeq lower, ar .- leaps
down to the snake, wi ..outh is
already distended for it. .ception. Le
Vaillant confirms thr :.,,': rutting terror,
by a scene he witne.se"l He saw on the I
branch of a tree a . '.e of shrike tremb
ling as if in e 'lir.s, and at the I
distance of nea- ,.r feet, on another
branch, a large . :, of snake, that was
lying with oi "*t,, ed neck and fiery
eyes, gazing - at the poor animal. T
The agony ' ,. ,ird was so great that 1
it wasde, i f thepower of moving I
away, an, ',e of the party killed
the enal.,. . ound dead upon the
spot-.. , t,, entirely from fear--for,
on e . '"'; ion,, it appeared not to have I
receid i. lightest wound. The samei
trsv,:l ..is, that a short time afterwards
he obse' od a small mouse in similar
a Roniaug convulsions, about two yards c
from a nsake, whose eyes were intently
i·-! upon it; and on frightening away
ae reptile, and taking up the mouse, it t
,ired in his hand.
i'HE EAR OF BIRDS NOT TO BE'
The sense of hearing in birds is singa
larly acute, and their instinct leads them j
instantly to detect the slightest variation
in the song of those of their own kind. t
The following is a laughable intance of a
A bird-catcher, wishing to increae his t
stock of bullfinches, took out his caged
bird his limed twigs, and placed them in I
such a situation of hedge and bush a he t
judged favorable to his aecess. It so a
happened that his ow# hird was one of I
education, such as is uasally termed ak
piping bullfich. In the Brat instance ad
few accidentally thrown out natural d
notes, or calls, had attracted thre or four
of his kindred feather, which had now a
tak their station not far diant rom
the cage. There they stood i. dobt e
and curiosity, and presently mou inch
by inch, and hop by hop towards hiz
and the fatal twigs, they again becam
stationary and attentive. It was in thi
eager and suspended moment that th
piping bullfinch set up the old country
dance of "Nancy Dawson." Away fe,
every astounded 'bullfinch as fast as wing
could move, in such alarm and confusioi
e as bullfinches could feel and they onl;
can venture to describe.
LIVING IN FOUR ATMOSPHERES
The sensations arising from lessened
atmospheric pressure have frequentl~
bes experienced and described; ba
those produced by a great increase o:
pressure beyond what we are ordinarily
amcustomed to are not so generally famil
iar. The workmen engaged in laying the
oundations lfr the of the St. Louie
bridge over the mei i were obliged
to work a portion d the time unders
pressure of four atmospheres, or sixty
pounds to the squareinch. From obser
vations made on the spot by Dr. John
Green, it appears that the greatest can
tion had to be exercised in admitting the
men into the chambers containing the
condensed air. That the change might
not be toosudden, an intermediate cham
ber, or "lock," was constructed, intk
which the condensed air could be admit.
ted gradually, occupying for the highez
degrees of pressure from five to ten minm
utes. The exit was through the same
lock, and occupied the same time. The
increased oxodizing power of the con
densed air was shown by the rapid bur
ningof the candles, and by the sponta
neous relighting of the glowing wick
when the flame was blown out. The
first effeet of the gradually increasing
pressure in the lock was to cause a dis
tinct sensation of tension in the tymran
ic membrane, of each ear,'which however
was at once relieved by swallowing.
The motions of the heart and resFirto
ry organs were R*mal iunti c.,ertion
commenced, when the. f cl:v became
accelerated. The w a re unable to
whistle, and the tip ... i a watch could
be heard with distinctness. On
passing fromr .. ndensed to the open
air, the sensatrj n of cold was always felt,
and catarrhs were very common among
the workmen, The condensed air esca
ped Iruo tile tympanic cavity through
the Eu-tachian tube in a series of puffs.
in ,,.- case, a too rapid introduction in
ti. taie condensed air resulted in the rap
tuire of the tympanic membrane; and a
too sudden removal of pressure caused
the same person to spit. blood. A re
markable form of palsy developed among
the workmen, from which nearly a doz
ANUCDOTE OF BucxLzAn.-This distin
guished geologist one day gave a dinner,
after dissecting a Mississippi aligator,
having asked a good many of the most
distinguished of his class to dine with
him. His house and all his establish
ment were in good style and taste. His
guests congregated; the, dinner table
looked splendidly, with glass, china and
plate, and the meal commenced with ex
"How do you like the soup?" asked
the Doctor, after having finished his own
plate, addressing a famous gourmand of
"Very good indeed," answered the oth
er. "Turtleisitnot ?" I only ask be
cause I do not find any green fat"
The Doctor shook his head.
"I think it has somewhat of a musky
taste," said another, 'not unpleaaant,
"All alligators have," replied Buckland.
'"The Cayman pecnliarly so. The fellow
whom I dissected this morning, and
whom you have just been eating-"
There was a general rout of the whole
guest. Every one turned pale. Half
a dozen started from the table. Two or
three ran out of the room and vomited;
and only those who had stout stomachs
remained to the close of an excellent en
"See what imagination is," msaid Buck
land. "If Itoldthem it was tartle or
terrapin, or bird's nest aqup-salt water
amhilia r emh, orthe glaten of a fish
from the maw of a pe bird, they would
have pronounced it excellaent, and their
digestion nanme the worse. Such is prju
"But wa it really an alligator?" asked
uAs good sea's head as ever wore a
aoroeat," aasweed DEtnd.
I THE JOMINT HIGH COMaION-rrs LABoR
PRACTICALLY mNDZD-THE RUMORED BASI
WAsantroro, April 23, 1871.'
The Joint High Commission has sub
stantialy completed its labors, and will
have the basis for the settlement of the
questions pending between this country
and England read by the first of next
month. Though the results of the two
months negotiations are unknown, the
questions themselves are freely discussed
in political circles here, and important
opinions have been expressed by Senators
and others as to what ttas of settlement
the United States will acept.
It is quite positively amsserted by some
that the Commissioners have agreed on
a basis for the adjustment of the Ala
bama claims, which will be acceptable to
the country. This belief is based on the
fact that this question has been so - '
ly discussed, both in this country ai,
England, that the Commissioners o!:
to have known beforehand whit co,...
tions would be acceptable to th;r re
spective nations, and also on hwti tLhat
have been thrown out in offiial ,Crcles.
There are some, however, w ,o, lie (Gen.
Butler, do not believe thrz the eouutry
will accept any settlement that so f. r has
been guessed at as likely to i,e made.
They say that the clairs u,! ,- ,t to only
$13,000,000--equal t, +;" u'J. -,.n of the
United States for 1 , -:nd that they
are nearly all hr. " ranoe com
panies, the repre, .: of which testi
fied before the . ' ittee of Ways and
Means last W::', r that their charges for
insurance r . , _ t during the war
that tbher zt.. tl 'ees were very light.
It is also-, aid that many of the vesela
desro",.d were insured in Liverpool, and
that -:'_h of the money paid by England
-; io to her own subjects. They deny
that the establishment, as a principle of
international law, that a neutral nation
shall not baild and fit out vessels for as
tions at war will facilitate in the least the
settlement of the question in the opinion
of the people. That is just what we want
to do, they say. When we had war upon
our hands England took advantage of the
circumstance to build up her commerce
and establish many of her great ship
yards, and now, when England gets into
trouble, our ship-builders and merchants
ought to have the same privileges.
Those who would maintain thb posi
tion taken by the Senate, and so unani
mously approved by the county when the
Jonhson-Clarendon treaty was rejected,
scout the idea that we can in any possible
way get into a war with England at this
time. They say that war with the Unit
ad States is the last thing that England
will engage in at present.
Two classes of public men here doubt
the ability of the Commission to agree
upon a plan for the settlement of the
Fishery question that the Senate will
ratify and the country approve, and which
will at the some time be satisfactory to
the Canadian Government. Any treaty
to establish the right of Americans to
fish in Canadian waters, which in any
way recognizes the Dominion Govern
ment as a semi-independent power, with
which the United States is in any way to
negotiate or enter into arbitration, and
any that contains in it an element of re
ciproaity between the United States and
Cuanada, it is not believed would be agreed
to by the Senate. The objection to such
a basis of settlement with many Senators
would be that it would tend to cheek the
growth of public opinion in Canada favr
oring independence or union with the
United States, and while they would not
advocate positive measures to bring about
this, they would do nothing to defeat it
It is not believed, therefore, by those
who are familiar with the repeated warn
ings that have been given the American
Commimssion by men whose influence is
greatest here, that they have fallen into
the grave error of agrelg that the
United Statest shall pay to Canada any
sum of money to be determined on by
arbitration. Wemight agree, itis mid,
topay Great Britain, if the justiesof
sech a cours e ould be shown, but nev er
to Canad Gen. Butler, who represents
the fihing interest of the country, thus
gres out the real value od the privilege :
to fash within three miles of the Canadia
shaore. Of the 00,qO0 harels of maek
ad eaght last ymar by Amerisa hbeu- a
men (no othera fsh is eaght within timhe:
the-mle limit), 1,0W we saught In
Csmdian watema, tbes t em-s-iM,
or 4,00 we Ie whis the t*i~smis '
lima 'thes, ap eounI
ing mackerel are about 15 per cent, and
this, minus the interest, or nine per cent
i of $66,000, equal to $5,940 a year, is the
cash value to the Canadians of the fish
taken within the three-mile limit by
American fishermen. It is not, therefore,
the value of the privilege so much as the
offensive way in which the Dominion anu
thorities have enforced their laws, that
causes our fshermen to complain.
One proposition of the High Commi,
sion will be, it :ally believed, to
leave the San Jn, !,,,daary question to
arbitration. oj·.'f -ion would proba
bly be made to the course, provided the
American papers and reports on the sub
jeet be adzi;t ed u evidence in the eass
This would, without doubt, secure the
award of the Island to the United States,
as ,'O American statesman of any party
(wh is versed in international law believes
tl,, Great Britain has any just claim
+. u;.,,n ...--N. Y. k'>ne.
A CURIOUS PHENOMENON.
l CAVING IN OF MIs wasPrrI s ANeS
AND WHY rrT a ALL ON ONE 5o1
[From the Memphi Appeal.
The caving in of all the bluffs on the
eastern side of the Mississippi, from Cairo
to New Orleans, has led to caurious con
clusions. It is said that the motion of
the earth on its axis, or some result of
some general law of nature, must have
begotten this uniform and constant abra
sion of the eastern shore of the river.
Fort Pillow has wholly disappeared.
There is not a vistage of the earthworks
erected by Gen. Pillow and others at
Randolph. The river has cut cavernous
depths for its strong currents beneath the
everlasting hills, and these have slowly
crumbled and fallen, a grain of sand at a
time, into the abyss of the mighty deep
Now and then hillsides have disappeared
in a single night, and curiously enough,
this work of desolation goes on mainly
upon the eastern side of the river. Here
at Memphis, as at Vicksburg, Columbus;
Fort Pillow and Randolph, the resistless
fathomless river, whose course none may
anticipate and none can resist, pursues
its appointed tasks with a force and per
tinacity which has lessened property val
ues between Wolf river and Fort Picker
ing many millions of dollars Great as is
the damage already done by the mighty
river, the calamity begotten is steadily
progressive, and none can tell when a de
flection of the willful current may relieve
the anxieties of those owning property
along the river shore between the navy
yard and Fort Pickering. The city once
imagined that in the navy yard it had a
basis of a credit to be used in the per
fection of its railway system. The Little
Rock railrord at one time was strength
ened in its resources by a mortgage on
the navy yard. This mortgage subsists,
but the property has been disposed of by
a power against which chancery may is
sue its thunders in vain. Plainly enough
while the river holds its present course,
there is no assignable limitation to its
destructiveness. It is generally coneed
ed that the direction of the current can
not be changed or its forces restrained
by any local obstrotionas. Several miles
above the city, where the current turns
westwardly, it shall be directed into its
old channel within the confines of Ten
neesee. But who shall may the taski
No individual property-holder, directed
interested, will attempt it, and it mems
impossible to eseet any combination
among riparisn proprietors. Those inter
sted, lasily look to the city for relief, and
the city answers that there is space enough
for several cities between the river and
Germantown, and that it is none of the
business of those munafeted by the food
to pay for o ameliorate the misfortunes
of those who speculated oa these very
chances when they sought lots fronting
on the river. If this were true, the whole
of the Mississippi should be taxed to re
place the loses of those whose river pl
tatissharve reestly disappeared beneath
theloodof the great river. Would it
not be well for those slowly ruinedby
te abrasios of the bilg and of the
eatrnhs retoboldsmeeting Asrmal
um levied on each ownerw of property
fromting the river would probably ave
millis of moey. Te plan proposed
Svery simple and emts little, and em
*srnl in diring the earet by
divieeslorng eedby Briti& emginseeu i
I-a -anad Europe as we h·r- u a
RATEk4 OF' ADVlkNflLG.
8qusares Imo 9sumos t 8mo s ta yr.
One K 1I 7 $9 Ij Im
Two 7 9 It Io 35
Thrse 9 I1 9t x 6l 1
Your I5 S I 35 I iW
--ve I90 5 45 8 8670
six I 42 so 0o 100
1 Coleam. 4 80 1 175 o
Trasient adv tsemeant Si prsem
laon; ah someqaeat Ulamiee, Weat.c
All buiness aoteem of adveeti.emet.h ta be
charedjtnt p lio paeH n e hmdr
JO Pet thtye assated wi" n e ;s d a
STASN AU SK'MILL
Dealers I oall of the NEWEST
and meet Ueftl Patents
of the age.
We beg to call public aentin to the bet that
we are now prepared to Ell orders for the latest
novelties In the line of patented goods, sad are
costantly adding to our large iock, sm h aMti.
lee of rael merit a the inventive spirit of the
age prodrce, sad the progresve temper of the
times demana The Sothem Cory esp.e.
ally, eeds them labor.sing aventions; to our
riendsin the country we extend ea InvliltEs to
all and examine our staock of oua ssa at
Investors an obtai0 IaNkmatia through our
Agency, ot the oumse to be psued in obtaning
ptents, the ecOus oassaU or us am Or
rtcs, Government fes, ho., a.
Applications ade, and Caveats liud, speedily
and Udetively through aour dae, a aT eas
cost to av Rnson, thea pemsoml appe
tics at Weehilgton. For olsealr add.s.
STAGO s O1 .
18M Carel Stree
T. A. BARTLETTE,
ATTOENET sad COUNSELOR AT LAW.
142... .Gravier Street.... 142
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DEALER IN GOLD AND SIL
VER WATCHELP .
And line Gold Jewelry. Keep always on had
all classes and pattera of old, Silver and Steel
Spectsacles and Eye Glasses. Gles changed
and senmt to any part of the coauntry. Watch re;
pairs done promptly sad warsated. Adress
113 Carondelet street, New Orleas.
Feb. 1 ly
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GRANTILNG, FRESCOING, GRANING,
SIGN PAINTING, WALL PAPERING.
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Near Uniea Street
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Southern and Western Prodioe.
Bookeeller sea statlemer,
130 CANAL 8TREET,
New cpises. Ii.
THE 300 O7 THE DAT,
THE LOUISIANA MAAISTRATE
LGUIDK OF DA1Lt U TO THE JUDGE.
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