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' The Loutsaxrs is published every Thura
,y and Sunday at 114, Carondelet Street, New
W'm. G. BROWN,---Editor.
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In the endeavor to establish another
lepublican journal in New Orleans, the
proprietors of the LouxISIAIA, propose to
to till a necessity which has been long, and
.m,.times painfully-felt to exist. In the
transition state of our people, in their strug
gling efforts to attain that position in the
Body Politic, which we conceive to be their
due, it is regarded that much information.
guidance, encouragement, counsel and
reproof have been lost, in consequence of
the lack of a medium, through which these
deficiencies might be supplied. We shall
stnve to make the LoclIItauAN a desideratum
;n these respects.
As our motto indicates, the LOTISIAwuAN
shall be '" Iepuiicant at adl times 'nd under
ad rlrcucm.t ae.L' We shall advocate the
scunty and enjoymnut of broadcivil liberty,
the absolute iquality of all men before the
law, ald an impartial distribution of honor
and patronage to all who merit them.
D,"airoua of allaying animosities, of
obliterating the memory of the bitter past,
of promoting harmony and union among all
class un d and, between adl interests, we shall
,adocate the removal of all political
.litalilitics, foter kindness and forbearance,
where ma.Ignity and resentment reigned,
and seek for fairuess and justice where
srong and oppr,"eion prevailed. Thus
nnt.'d in our ainml and oblcts, we shall con
se.rve our best inter,,ts, elevate our noble
8tate, to an euviable Ipositionm among her
siyt."r States, by the dcvlelopmnnt of her il
bliitable resources and secure the full bene
fit., of the mighty cimalges i. tC:e history and
ounition of the. pephle and the, country.
Believing that there can be no true
hlberty without the supremacy of law, we
shall urge a strict and undiscriminating
aihainistration of justice.
We shall suplport the doctrine of an
equitable divisuin of taxation among all
calales a faithful collection of the revenues,
e 'noomy in the expenditures, conformably
with the exigencies of the S, rte or co untry
and the discharge of every legitimate
We shall sustain the carrying out of the
provisions of the act establishing our I
common school system, and urge as a
Paramount duty the education of our youth,
as tally connected with their own enlight
met. and the security and stability of a
Republican Government
By a generous, manly, independent, and
judicious conduct, we shall strive to rescue
our paper, from an ephemeral, and tempo
rry existence, and establish it upon a basis,
hat if we cannot "command," we shall at
ill reats . "deserve" success.
60 Camp Street,
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St',us rsceidj an sold.
phon 'received t all periodical public
stib rwill be aecountable for the sab.
Peor a sloug a the do not mnd bs the
P' pr, sr yotifyOtherwi,
- eooailler and Ltatdoner
,New Orhean,,Ii
The mule stood on a steamboat deck,
The land he would not tread;
They pulled the halter round his neck,
And cr.cked him o'er the head.
Yet firm and steadfast thee he stood,
As though formed for to rule;
A critter of heroic blood
Was that there cussed mu'e
They cussed and swore-he would not go
Until he felt inclined;
And though they showered blow on blow,
He wouldn't change his mind.
The deck hands to the haore then cried,
"This here mule's b und to stay,"
And still upon the critter'. hide
With lash they fired away.
His master from the shore replied
"The boat's about to sal,
And every other means you've tried,
Buppose you twist his tailr'
"It's likely that will make him land."
The deck man, brave, though pale,
Approached im with his outstretched hand
To twist that there mule's tail.
There came a sudden kick behind!
That man-oh! where was he?
Ask of the softly blowing wind,
The fishes in the sea!
'For a moment there was not a sound,
As that mule winked his eye,
As though to ask of thoe arounl,
"Now how is that for high?"
"Cut that there mule's throat right away,"
The captain did command,
But the noblest critter k lied that day
Was the fearless, brave deck hand.
The New York World strenuously in
sists, as a matter of party policy, in order
to win the next Presidential election, that
the reconstruction measures, especialiy
negro suffrage, shall be accepted as ac
complished facts, forming no part of the
issues of the great canvass in 1872. The
theory of the World is simply that of a
political time server. It lays no claim to
conscience, does not deny its sympathy
with the South in hostility to negro suf
rage, and does not repudiate the antece
dents of the Democrati: party; yet the
editor is soberly of the opinion that the
party must pitch its politic 4 Jonah over
board for the next Presidential campaign,
or the whole concern, as in 1860, 1861,
and 1868, will again go to the bottom in
Professaing to underjtand Northern I
sentiment better than Southern Demo
cratic politicians, the World is now dealing
with its Ku-Kmux brethern at the South
-sometimes coaxing and patting them o:
the back, and sometimes scolding them I
pretty sharply, and at all times exhorting,
them to remember that, if the Northern ]
Democracy cannot win without the votes
of the South, it is equally true that the
Southern Democracy cannot win without
the votes of the North. Each must sup- 1
port the other, or both will go down to
gether. And, as in the contest the North
ern Democracy, especially in New York
State and City, must bear the brunt of
the battle and do the largest part of the
work, the World is of the opinion that it
should have the privilege of fixing up the
platform so as to suit Northern sentiment. I
The political Jonah must be ung into
the sea, and reconstraction, including ne
gro sutffrage, must be accepted by the De
mocracy. Unless this is done the "lost
cause" is certainly lost, and a Republican
triumph made eecure. The Democracy can
do nothing at the North with Ku-Kluxiem
on its back; and nothingfor its Southern
alies, if defeated on its ow~n grounds.
Such is about the only political idea of 1
a national character that the World has
had for some time peast. The editor is
manifestly paring the way for the comi-1
nation of the slippery sad flexible Gov- t
ernor Hoffman on a platform that will not a
kill him in the very outet This is in the I
programme of the Tammany-Ring; and, c
If the thing can be made to succeed, and ,
Governor Hoffman be elected on heart
les asham of, hollow pretenses, then this a
famous Ring will add the nation to its c
sphere of operatous, and run the Gov- a
ernment, as it now runs the City and t
State of New York. Being oncein power j
uand holding the nation's purse, it will
retain the power fot a long time to M
What ye the Ku-lmu Democracy at a
the South to this propotiom t opitching a
Jonsa into the It Just herem comes t he
deri0JU lnt m the whole game, and a
hence that wich trra the Worid uIgresa- t
eat anxiety. Jeneson Davis, the Presi
dent of hre nree Contederacy, s d St h
moment the most popular man with the
Suathern Democrats, doesn't like the idea
at all, as his speech at Selma, in Alabama,
fully shows. Alexander H. Stephens,
the Vice-President of the rebel Confeder
acy, has written a letter to the Mobile
Begi er, thoroughly endorsing its refusal
"to accept the reconstruction acts as irre
visable facts and dead issues." The
World's plan for the canvass is not agree
able to either these or Southern gentle
men. They have no idea of dropping the
"nigger," and especially of accepting his
political equality. They have dealt in the
"nigger" so long that they are not quite
ready to do without him. Even General
Blair, that political renegade, plays shy
of this game. 'He squarely refuses to re
nounce the principles of his Broadhead
Letter. The nearest that he will c ,me to
the World's idea is simply to take a look at
the "nigger," and see how the ballot
works in his hands, reserving to himself
the right of ulterior measures when the
Democracy is once in power. This is all
that the extremest party exigency can
squeeze out of Gen. Bl sir.
The Montgomery Mail, one of the or
thodox lights of Southern Democracy,
says squarely: "We certainly agree with
the World that opposition to the Fifteenth
amendment, so far as the South is con
cerned, would amount to but little, if the
Democratic party had made up its mind
to accept the negro shffrage. The known I
opposition to that heresy on the part of 1
the Northern Democracy was the strong
ligament that bound the South to that or
ganization; and we feel it to be our duty
to warn the leaders of that party every- 1
where against the danger they will incur
by cutting that ligament in twain.
The Jacksonville Republican, of Alaba
ma, says: 'They (the Northern Democra- t
crats) know that when the Democracy
gets into power the South will demand
her rights, both as a section and as States. I
and they have alrcady made up their *
minds to yield to uy everything reason
able we ask in that direction. If they 4
have not done so, we have no more use
for them than we have for the Radical '
The Atlanta Intelligencer says: "The c
Fifteenth AmedLmenut is the plague-spot t
on tihe face of the great charter of Amer
ican freedom. This is the fruitful soarce
of our greatest woe." "This wrong, this
usurpation, can never be sanctioned by
one who stands upon the principles of the
Democratic party." "The country needs
not only a change of rulers, but a change
of principles upon which government is
to be administered. Without this the tri- U
umph of Democracy would yeild only '
Dead Sea fruits."
There is no misunderstanding the pur.
pose of the Southern Democracy. It has
no idea of throwing the political Jonah of
the Northern Democracy overboard. It
means to reconstruct the reconstruction
measures, and looks to the Democratic
party as the agency for accomplishing
this result. The unconquered rebellion
which the war has :eft will have to be met
at the ballot-box. The great issumes of b
the past, so far from being dead, are the
living issues of the present. Republicans
must buckle on their armor and win
again, or what has been gained will be
lost with the triumph of Democray.-N.
Y. Independento
Wznu.PL Pmua. ascended the plat
form and was met with the hostile de- a
monststions of the partisas of Austin,
who had just applauded so rociferously
his unfeeling and inhuman appeal to their
vile passions and tt.J riler prejudiacs.~a
Mr. Phillips was then a young lawyer,
naknown to most present, who had gone ti
to the meeting with mo intention of taking ti
any part in its proceeding. Though his fi
rst words were met with boisterous oat- a
cries, he expressqd the hope that he a
would he permitted to avow his sarprise h
at thesentimemti just uttered by such a tl
man, and at the applause they had re- i
ceived in that hal. He characterised and a
condemnl ed that gentleman's language in 4
the strongest terms of reprobation, though A
it w done in terme sud tones of thrilling d
eloquence. "When I heard," he said, "the a
gptlemea lay down prianipls which li
pace*d the murderers of Altom side by w
side with Otis and Bancock, with Quiny o
and A .. gI Um,,t ws pituted lips
;pointing t their potrai is the hall] ta
wQould have broken into rvoice to reuke pl
me rest Amerimam, the landeer d pi
of the dead. Ties words we rciived lI
aith minge demoseratioad mcaeuo
and applause. "Sir," continued Mr. Phil
lips, "for the sentiments he has uttered,
on soil consecrated by the prayers of the
Puritans and the blood of patriots, the
earth should have yawned and swallowed
him up." Here the uproar becme great,
and he could not be heard. William Star
gis, an eminent Boston merchant, ascend
ed the platform and placed himself by the
side of Mr. Phillips; but he, too, was met
by the loud cries of the excited rioters,
*'Phillips or nobody" was their fiendish
cry. "Make him take it back! He shan't
go on until he takes it back!" Obfaining
a hearing, Mr. Sturgis said: "I did not
come here to take any part in this discus
sion, nor do I intend to; but I do intreat
you, fellow-citizens, by everything you
hold sacred, I conjure you by every asuro
ciation connected with this hall, conse
crated by our fathers to freedom of dis
cussion, that you listen to any man who
addresses you in a decorous manner.
Resuming, Mr. Phillips firmly and
peremptorily declared that he could not
take back his words, and reminded the
excited throng that the attorney-general
needed not their hisses against one so
young, whose voice had never before been
heard in that hall. He closed his speech
with the declaration that "when liberty
was in danger Faneuil Hall had the right
and it was her duty to strike the key-note
for the Union; that the passage of the
resolutions, in spite of the opposition, led
by the attorney-general, will show more
decidedly the deep indignation with which
Boston regards this outrage."
By this brave and brilliant speech, Mr.
Phillips, by one single bound, plaeed him
self among the foremost and most popu
lar of American orators a position he has
maintained by the increasing suffrages of
the nation. Then began that advocacy of
human rights, which for more than a
generation he continued with tireless and
persistent zeal. To it he consecrated
culture, learning. and that marvelous
eloquence on which the multitudes of a
generation hung with never waning de
light. Fearless and fierce even in his
denunciation of the wrongs of the op
pressed, he was always merciless in his t
castigation of the oppressor and his abet
tores. Confident, too, in his own plans
and modes of action, he was, perhaps, too
apt to be critieal, censorious, and some
times intolerent toward those who were
equally honest, earnest, and unselfish in
their devotion to the same cause to which
his and their labors were alike consecrat
ed. If some others were more judicious c
and practical in action, none equaled him
on the platform and few surpassed him
with the pen. t
When Gov. Alcorn of Misisippi tele
graphed to Washington that he was able h
to arrest and punish the murderers in the u
massacre at Meridian provided he could
discover them, we reminded him of the
cae of Yerger, who is to-day at large in d
Jackson. (ov. Alcorn wrote us a long b
letter in reply, to show that "civil power t
has been fully as effective as "military
power in the suppression of violence;"
and m support of his asertion he gave a h
summary of what he represented to be a e
ist, furnished him by the State Auditor,
at lthe eims allowed and paid for 
oners' inquests. This smmary was as
follows, viz:
April to September (inslssite), 13, 1t pmaui a
October, 1869, to March, 1870 (inclusiwve), 41
April to 8eptmber (inaelsive), 1870, 43 maur
October, 1870, to March, 1871 (clnelive), 19
The arst year of this period, being the
term of Gen. Amee'smilitary administra
tion, was made to appear in a most un
favorable light in comparison with the ti
second year, being the term of Gov. Al
corn's civil administration. Especially
he argued, ist.ae second half of ach year a
the best means comparing tbhe wor- p
ing retalts of the two administratimn p
-ad be pointed to his own statement of
1P murdersin the second half of Gen.
Ames's adaministration and only 18 tunr
drs in the mseeod half of his own. We
-iled attetion as the time to remark
ble ineonsistemeiesi hissstement, which
weeomp wad with lit fuamihedo usbJ
O-e of our earsrmpomdut -
We nowmha ,e b eus ass 5e oil 1
runmade by theb t5a Udikt in om*
,iaince with a resoluion c the Wis.iip
ia Hon of LbePIresuatatiives. which is a
re.e mor complete than the lia frnish
id, and speas wse atmmuly thaen oe 0a
against Gov. Alcor,'s adminis'ratin.
We make the full)wing summary of in
quests according to this official lit, which
it must be remembered, is the standard
tiat Gov. Alcorn has himself adopted:
am umwrgsava.
April to Jane 180............ 17
July to September, 1869 ......11
ToWtal rt six mmoth.... .18
October to December 1809..... 12
auary to March, 1870.....53
Total secondsix mouths....... 35
-ucm arsmaanson.
Api to June, 1990.......15
W te WN......6
Total m s anth........ ... 49
October to December 1870... .16
January to March, 1871.....4
Total second six monuths.......
Agregate. ....111
From this statement it will be seen
that in the second half of Gov. Aloorn's
term the number of murders wa precis,
as larges he asserted it to be during
his entire year; there were 43 more mur
ders in those six months than he repre
seated; the increase over the correspond
ing six months of military rule was 2';
the increase during the year, over the
preceding year, was 48; there was only
one more murder recorded during the
whole year of the administration of Gen.
Ames than during the last six months o.
Alcorn's administration. How totally un
warranted was the statement of Gov. Al
corn, that in the last six months of his
administration there were only 19 mur
ders, is shown by the fact that the list
mentions 21 during March alone. How
ever, a glance at these figures will show
that there has been a rapid increas of
crime during Gov. Alcorn's term, and no
more words are necessary on the subject.
Let us return, however, to Gov. Al
corn's original assertion that he is able
to bring the perpetrators of the crimes
at Meridian to justice. If his intentions
correspond with his powers, why have,
we not now some intelligence on that
subject? Nearly two months ago there
was a pretended investigation of the
massacre, and Judge Leachman, who
presided as a committing magistrate,
bound over G. W. Brantley, Hugh W
Wilson, and Robert E. Coleman, Sr..
three of the principal persons implicater
in the outrages, to answer before the
Grand Jury "a charge of unlawful asem
bly, or any other charge the Grand Jur
may prefer against them, ina bond o t
$200 each. J. F. uandford and Ieasa -
Adams were each placed under bonds in
the sum of $500 to answer a charge o'
assault with intent to kill, and A. O.
Horn was held in the sum of $100 to
answer a charge of assault. The amount
of bail in these cases was so ridiculousl3
small as to satisfy s that tLe investiga
tion was nothing more than a farce.
Since then we have been waiting to heau
that some steps have been t ken to have
the offenders punished. There is no
pretense that teyare not known. One
of those bound over by the committin,.
maristrate was the editor of The Meridian
Mercury, who openly boasted of the ppar
he had taken an the massacre. "Ano I
we'll tell you the truth, Governor," he
wrote in his journal, "if we die by it.
We, Sir, the editor of The Mercury,
Alexander G. Horn, used our best en I
deavors to swell the numbers of the
band, and the Chief Executive may makt
the most of-it." Witnesses can be found
as well as the riminals, though after tht
massacre many of those who s8uffernes
led to Jackson, not daring to remain at
home. Gov. Aloorn may render efficient
rvice to th esuse of jstice by gia I
thes witne asumr that they i
b protectd whenever they return to
testify. If hedo, he will render himselt
obnoxious to the Democracry, whomn be
has hitherto attempted to conciliate; if
he fail to do it, he will prove cresat to
his professions of adetminatin to
maintain law and order in hia State.
Which will he choosem ?
[N. Y. Trbune. -
The following editorial moumesm t is Ia
take from the Phildephia Weety Mer
,ry, of November 80, 17652, Le.ause it C
loms a complet novety in its a and
also afSerd as insight into the rs
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