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"REPUBLICAN AT ALL TIMES, AND UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES."
VOL'UME 1. NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1871. NUMBEl1
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r,;,,, ,,: urind in New Orleans,
S. jnr,.! rit,,urs Aof the LOCIsIANZAN,
:,. , till a n,.cAsity which has
I.. : ;u, wl ,, .:retimes painfully
. t :. ,,*:t InI the transition state
,f ;A p, l.,. ith. ti ir struggling efforts
,: rt,:. ti, t.o itiou in the Body
..',, hlth w-' .coneive to be their
,,,. ri,~ardld that much inform
,: . lan. c, 1n r, m -I ' cn cou rn gem en t, co nn -
I y..,' r.eproof have been lost, in
a .,n,. tC,. f the lack of a medium,
.:1, whch thoe deficiencies might
h' ,..:pl We s.hall strive tq make
t' I t'I ALlst . a dceid.r'atufn in these
rN1 r 'tr
., ur mIutt,) indicates, the LoIt'ia
t;.':b.- hell he " RejNblican at Il
o.ýN r" , ' I/r til cr'r-untlitces" We
'..'i: l ,r'at.' the security and enjoy.
;iu, fiir .,liit liberty, the absol
at. ,l., iv ,if all men before the law,
:,d au .r tr:l dit.tribntion of hon
eor na't rt.1nage to all who merit
i',..rs of allaying animosities, of
h'::;. r:lng the memory of the hitter
; r,;,runting harmony and union
, , i : ',,L«es ani, between all in
I.'* .' wv :,h'l:l advocate the removal
I. . . ,' . t.ild disabilities , foster kind
1i".-: I ,2rb'arnuce, where malignity
:,. r, :., u -nt reigned, Nit seek for
iri:., justiee where wrong and
Spreva:il,,d. Thusnnited in
, , .i. hm4ld .l'.et 4, we shall conserve
'u-t :et,.r.-t, clevate our noble
1": ... ,r: ,u"viahle position among
'-r .r t..st. yv the development
'! '. ,t.,tl r,'sourrcw and secure
I, fit.t of the mighty changes
: !,:-.,r and condition of the
. tI1 . ,oilunti*y.
.at: there can be no true
Sb "- u.'i,,,:t tiltt suprenacy of law,
' a,' . ':r:, aitnct and undiscrimi
:.::: i:,.:;Iitrti, n of justice.
TAXA TI N.
r pp - rt the doctrine of an
.i'b ,.i', l.'I ii tof taxation among
, .I fai. thful collection of the
'::'unoy in the expendi
' ,". rtnalll arlth the exigen
.. , t its or ,'cunltrv and the
*"'' r. ,,f ,:'ry legitimnate obliga
", ri z.'imtn the carrying out of
u rl,:. of the act establishing
"', n .hol syst..m, and urge
t i " ";i:;,lat daty th education of
": a i,,l i : ~itll' connected with
·.r. : . :,'1iht io tt, and the aecur
. t' . t f a Republican Gov
i" L-, , :nly, independent,
:,hv:; .,1 conldi et, we shill strive
"i:r ip.l.r, frnm an ephem
" nt. , tn i '];nl ry cxaiteucet, and
" . , t i...i,. that if we
,, ,,h ,,ind. " we shall at ill
&\l, 'flUST COMPANY
1r '"-r b U.Iy Puited State.
A . . T S.wr. Aetuiy.
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NT HON. J. H. ainDIa.
"Press on I there's no such word as fail ;
Press nobly on, the goal is near,
Asncend the mountain, breast the gale ;
Luk apward, onward-never fear.
"Why Phould'st thou faint? Heaven emiles
Though storm and vapor intervene.
That Sunshines on whose name is Love,
Serenely o'er life's shadowed scene.
"'ress on " if fortune play thee false
To-day, to-morrow she'll be true;
Whom now shbe sinks she now exalts,
Taking old gifts and granting new.
"The wisdom of the present hour
Makes up for follies past and gone;
To weakness strength succeeds, and power
Fnom frailty springs-press on! press on I"
PROCEEDINGS OF THE RE
PUBLICAN PRESS CON
CONTINUED FROM LAST NUMBER.
Mr. R. W. Francis made the fol
lowing minority report :
Nuw OLxAss, July 13, 1871.
STo the President and Members of the Re
publican Press Convention of Louisiana:
GENTLEMuE--The mndersigned, member of
the committee on resolutions, would respect
fnlly report that he concurs heartily with the
majority in the adoption of the tirst and third
resolutions. and diesents from the balance.
He thleref-re submuits the following minority
report, and requests its adoption:
We, the representatives of the Republican
press of Louisiana, having at heart the in
tereste of our people and our State, rejoicing
in the restored peace, quiet, good feeling and
general prosmprity, which have been the
fruit. of e.poublican rule, and believing that
the continuance of our present peace and
prosperity, and our further progress as a
people toward a full, generous and just rec
ognition of the equal rights of all men and
the security o,, a fair chance to all persons in
the struggle fir life are intimately bound up
with the success of the Republican party
and the re-election in 1872 of Republican
State and national administrations, .do re
1. lhat we will labor without ceasing, and
with all our Heart, mind and strength, to
prmuote harmony in the IRepublican ranks;
to heal dissensions and to strengthen the
national ant l State a.hninistra:tions, to the
end that we may preseont an undivided ftont
agiLnst the conuuno' enemy, and secure a
glorious vic tory at the next elections.
J. That we earnestly advise and entreat
all good R'lupalieans to discountenance
ail internal quarrels; to reserve their blows
for the common foe, while they cultivate
friendly feelings among Republicans.
3. That we heartily sustain and endorse
the u'tioual and State adminstration and
pledge them our inlividual support in all
4. That with a united party and a fair,
free and peaceable election, Louisiana is
good at the next election for forty thousand
5. That as the "laborer is worthy of his
hire," the Republican press of the State
bearing the brunt of the strife and doing a
large part of the labor of every political
contest, merits a generous and hearty sup
port from all Republicans, and this not as
a favor, but as justly and honestly earned
wages for services done.
B. W. FRANCIS,
Of the Committee on Resolutions.
Both reports were received.
On motion, the majority report
was taken up and the resolutions
dealt with in order.
On motion of Mr. Pinchback, the
first resolution was adopted.
On motion of Mr. Dibble, the
second resolution was adopted.
On motion of Mr. Pinchbeack the
third resolution was adopted.
On motion of Mr. Carter the
fourth resolution was adopted.
Daring the discussions many live
ly speeches were made, and consid
erable matter entirely foreign to
the issues were dragged in.
Mr. Dibble offered a resoination
endorsing the State Administration
and the Republiaan measures adop
ted,which was voted down by a ma
jority of 20 to 14.
On motion of Mr. Pinchbsck, a
vote of thanks was tendered to the
Pre.sdent and the Sedretary for the
able manner in whieh they had
ditcharged their daties.
The Conventioe then adjourned.
GX;raD CoulsEE, in Philadelphia
is saidto be one ofthe beut speI
mena of Grecian architectre in.the
Wo YoUIIe his.-Let the business
of 'very one alone, and atte to
* qO6t buy what you don't want?
Use over" hour to advantage, and
Sfq .ake £ leisure houii qp
go.% t you
L~ t 3W.
A WEm TU'hIU tatMN.
In your behalf God has made
manifest His direct interposition.
Not in the cabines of Abraham
Lincoln or Jeff Davis: neither in
the tents of Grant or Iee, was your
freedom devised, but in the tent of
Him whose pavilion iw in the
Heavens. Abraham Iincoln and
the Republican party were but hon
ored instruments in bringing about
your emancipation from bondage.
An important trust has been com
mitted to your keeping, and we
humbly hope you have a proper
sense of the responsibility that is
upon you. lemember that "eternal
vigilance is the price of liberty."
That the great boon which God has
given you is only to be maintained
by constant watchfulness and effort.
The world is full of selfish tyrants,
and men, as well as nations, main
tain their rights only by watchful
ness and stout resistance. And
now, as you love freedom, and
would have your rights forever
secured to you and.your -children,
see to it that every man is .at his
post. Don't let the cunning enemies
of Union and liberty make any
divisions among you. In the com
ing election let your vote be a solid
one, and cast only for outspoken,
straightforward friends of freedom
and justice. Asking nothing in
vengeance, nothing that you will
not yield to others, only equal and
exact justice to all citizens, without
regard to race, color or previous
condition, that common protection
and common prosperity may be
brought all classes. And may
Heaven grant to you wisdom and
strength to wield the ballot, that its
benediction may rest on our land
$ALUTATrY w "TIHE WEEKLY LEADER."
In politics this will be a Repub
lican newspaper. Looking to the
achievement of what we regard as
the true interests of the people of
Missisippi. we think we see the pro
mise of a full fruition of all our
rights and privileges in the Gov
ernment, in the path of the Repub
lican party, and in that path alone.
-We propose, therefore, with all
the force at oui" command, to come
to the support of the present Na
tional and State Administrations.
We shall oppose Democracy, North
and South, East and west, in what
ever shape and, under whatever
fuise it is presented.
Our Republicanism means law
and order. It means harmony and
a prosperous peace among all class
es of our citizens. It means equal
rights to all under a united Govern
ment. A Missisippian from boy
hood, we have been a= earnest par
ticipant in all her joys, and( in all
her sorrows. We have seen her
sons, maddened by the fiery heroics
of ambitions SaRthern leaders, rush
into rebellion against the Govern
ment of the United States. We
have seen her old men, as well as
the tender Benjamins of the house
hold, quit the '"paths of peace" and
become at once belted knights, ea
ger for the fray. We have seen
some of the best blood that ever
coursed in red torrent along human
veins, poured out like water on the
ground. We saw the flag that
waved over Mississippians go down
to the dust. Republicanism does
displayed in that misguided strug
gle; nor does Republicanism place
us in an attitude hostile to the in
terests of any soldier of the "lost
cause," who, in good faith, surrend
ered his arms and renewed his
pledge of allegiance to the General
Government. Republicalism does
not encourage a vindictive spirit.
On the contrsry, it has taught the
highest lesson of forbearance and
pardon known to ancient or
modern times It lhase convinced
the people of the South fhat the
struggle was a mistake; and more
than thiis, it has demonstrated to
the world, and held up the proof in
glorius contrast with the etamples
of other qptions, that there is a
governmenT in the Western Hemi
sphere, and on the continent of
North America, so strong in its
power, and so advanced in a mag
nanimous civilizaton,. as to be nuot
only able, but to extend to a qop
qaered section a full amnesty and
pardon' Cohtrast this~' ith the
ate of MTaximillian in Mexico!
Look at (iilied Franee to-day
In the *orthooming aumbes of
this paper, it shall be our habit
from lay to cday, to commend and
support'tihat line' of policy in the
State and in th Niion, which,in
bas jddgifenl ~ Cpfin the prcsine
ofthe fallast mas iieagl ase.ed
-__ai , a ,: tit', p·yf., • e w 'de l l
iWrs."te I n w 4 itU
forataop of g -
nupolitice Asr oue
family, in which there are no pets
STATE OF LOISIAMA.
[PUB ISHED BY AUTHORITY]
To provide for the deasing oat of
Bayou Portge aMd Bayou May
ers, and digging a canal from Ba
yof Meyers to Bayou Yokely, for
the purpoee of securing a better
drainage to a large portion of the
parish of St. Mary, and to grant
the aid of the State thereto.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the
Senate and House of 1Aresenta
tives of the State of Louisiana, in
General Assembly convened, That
the sum of one hundred thousand
dollars be and the same is hereby
appropriated out of the treasury of
the State of Louisiana, for the pur
pose of cleaning out Bayou Portage
and widening Bayou Meyers, and
digging a canal from Bayou Meyers
in a northwardly direction, inclin
ing between seven and ten degrees
west, across the boundary line be
tween townships, number fourteen
and fifteen, to its intersection with
Bayou Yokely, it being about four
miles, and then to clean out and
deepen Bayou Yokely.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, etc.,
That James B. Price, R. K. Diossy
and Samuel Randlett are hereby ap
pointed commissioners for the State
of Louisiana, to superintend and
take charge of said work, to receive
the appropriation and to expend
the same as their judgment may
dictate upon the said work, and to
that end are hereby vested with all
the usual and requisite power to
make contracts, purchases, and build
or purchase suitable dredge boats,
machinery, etc., and shall elect a
president and treasurer from their
own number, and also appoint such
officers and agents as may be ne
cessary for carrying out the pur
poses of this act, determining the
amounts of pay and salary in each
case, etc., and do and perform all
such things as may be requisite
and necessary for the speedy and
efficient completion of this work;
provided, that within sixty days
from the passage of this act, the
said commissioners file at the office
and bonds in solido. in the penal
sum of one hundred thousand dol
lariw,for the faithful exeention of the
work and expenditure of the appro
priation herein made.
Sec 3. Be it further enacted, etc.,
That the appropriation, before pro
vided for, shall be paid as follows:
First-That upon the passage of
this act and filing of their oaths of
office and bonds, itahall be theduty
of the Auditor to issue his warrants
upon the Treasurer for one-half the
amount appropriated, to the order
of the commimssioners, to be expend
ed for the puIrpose of purchasing or
building a suitable dredge boat, and
working the same in cleaning said
baouns Portage and Mayerits lad
digging said canal.
Second-That upon.clearing out
of bayous Portage and Meyers, and
widening to at least borty feet and
deepeling to tour and a half feet,
to be evideneed by the afidarvit of
the president of the eomlnissioners
and approved by an engineer ap
pointed bythe Governor, the balance
of the appropriation hall become
due and payable in the same man
ner as heretofre provided.
Sec. S. Be it urt enated, etc.,
That the comaniaidaoers naled in
this acd' shall not be liable or held
respopsuibl any furtheriban ir tle
faithful expenditure of tlw appro
priation made herein.
Sec. 5. Be it fmIsther enated, etc.,
That in the event of ezendituze
herein authorised amounting t
more than the appropriation, the
said commissioners are hereblan
thorised to ler an absuat upo
all tp e1pA t bezeeit}bysanid
drainag, gPcmt. to make up any
shallire bps whiqh upi
in the parish, or by posting the same
in three public places in the parish;
and in the event qf the failure of
any assessment, made* under the
provisions of this act, being paid
at the expiration of sixty days after
said notice has been published, the
said commissioners are hereby au
thorized to advertise and sell, after
sixty days' notice, so much of the
land assessed as may be necessary
to pay said assessment, with all costs
of sale, et.
See. 6. Be it further enacted, ate.,
That this set sLll. be liberally cen
strued in the furtherance of the ob
ject benoin contained.
Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, etc.,
That this act shall take effst froa
and after its passage, and that all
laws, or parts cf laws, in conflicts
with the same are hereby r,"e'
(Signed) GEO. W. f
Speaker of the fuwa.
(Signed) OSCAR J. ,.
Lieutenant Governor and President
of the Senate.
Approved !tarch 24, 1871.
(Signed) H. C, WARBMui,
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
Gzo. E. Borvs,
Secretary of State.
A k ALot
To create the parish of Vernon and
providing for the organization
Swzxron L Be it enacted by the
Senate and House of Represents
tives of the State of Louisiana in
general assembly convened, That
a new parish in the State of Louis
iana be and the same is hereby cre
ated out of the western portion of
the parish of Rapides and the south
ern portion of, Sabine and Natchi
toches, to be called and known by
the name of the parish of Vernon.
See. 2. Be it further enacted, etc.,
That the following shall be the
boundaries of the pariah of Vernon,
Commencing at the mouth of
Bayou Toro, upon the Sabine river,
thence up said Toro to the town
ship line between three and four
(3 and 4), thence east on said town
ship line to the road known as the
Bevils (now Hardins) and Natchi
tocfes road; thence along said road
in a northward direction to the
township line between four and five
(4 and 5) north, thence east on said
township line to the Devil creek,
thence down said creek to the range
line between four and five (4 and
5) west, thence south on said range
line to the parish line of Calcasieu,
thence west on said parish line to
the Sabine river, thence up the
Sabine river to the point of begin
Sec. 3. Be it farther enacted, etc.,
That it shall be the duty of the Gov
ernor, immediately after the pas
sage of this act, to nominate and,
by and with the advice and consent
of the Senate, to appoint for said
parish of Vernon a judge, sheriff,
clerk, recorder, asessor, six justi
ces of the peace, and six constables,
and all other officers that may be
necessary therefor, whose power,
and dities, and pay, shall be the
be the same as other judges, aber
is, clerks, recorders, seeessors, and
like officers throughout the State.
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, etc.,
That it shall be the duty of the par
ish judge of said parish of Vernon,
immediately after he receives his
conmmision, to convene the severl
justices of tie peace to meet at a
convenient tie ad4 place, a majori
ty of whom shall constitote a quo
runa, for the purpour o laq at
six police jury districts in sai par
(ee-& Be it further enated, tae,
Tat tb..Pish.Juade oftheis)
ofVerpom, as soon as the.ttin
distrits shll have been formed as.
r.q.uipd by the foregoing ectioaof
-.ac6 sod after givirg reguar
notice oftimae and placeOshal2 aea
an election to be he1l by * jjitice
of tha~egs , in eack police dietric
g q t hdistriato the ·Polo
. e.sm et4 m ubstise t
shall convenue the members of the
police jury immediately after the
election, at the place as designated
in this section, for the purpose of
causing to be erected suitable pub
Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, etc.,
That the parish judge of said par
ish shall keep his office at thlpar
ish seat of said parish and that the
said parish shall form part of the
Ninth Judicial District of the State,
and the time of holding the
of the district court m the p~ish of
Vernon shall be the -, and the
parish shall be attached to the-
Senatorial District. ,,,
SAc. 8. It$e" "
That it . .
e.w- and papers ap
to suit wherein the de
feadaRt or defendants reside with
in the parish of Verabn.
See. 9. Be it further enacted, etc.,
That immediately after the passage
of this act it shall be the duty of
the duty of the recorders of the
parishes of Rapides, Babine and
Natehitoches to make out a true
and certified copy of all acts, deeds
and title papers on file in their ree
pective officees relative to or affect
ing landed property situated within
the limits of the parish of Vernon,
and transmit the same to Becorder
of the parikh of Vernon at the ex
pense of the parish of Vernon.
Sec. 10. Be it further enacted, etc.,
That the assessor and collector of
the parish of Vernon shall collect
all unpaid taxes assessed by the as
sessed by 'the assesMors of the
parishes of Rapides, Sabine and
Notchitoches, upon the property
heretofore lying and being in said
pariabes respectively, and being in
said parishes respectively, and
which is included within the limits
and bounds of the parish of Vernon,
and turn over the same to the parish
treasurer of the parish ef. Vernon,
whose duty it shall be to pay the
same to said parishes, aecording. to
their present respective rights. The
said assessor and collector shall
collect the said assessor and colleet
or shall collect the State tea and
pay it to the State Treasurer.
See. 11. Be it further enacted, etc.,
That the Sheriffand other officers
of the parish of Vernon shall qualify
and given bond in the same manner
ad other parish officers throughout
Sec. 12. Be it furtherenacted, etc.,
That the school fund 1or said parish
of Vernon shall be provided in the
same manner as for the other
parishes of this State.
Sec. 13. Be it farther enacted, etc.,
That the existing laws and rules of
practice for the several courts held
in the perish of Sabine relative to
public notices, advertisements, and
in relation to all judicial sales made
in said pariah of Sabine, shal be
and exist in full force in the pariah
Sec. 14. Be it farther enacted, etc.,
That the Police Jury of the 'parish
of Vernon shall have all the powers
that are now possessed by, and be
~ubjcq to all the duties that are
now enjoined-apon the police jury
Sec. 1 Be it further enacted, etc.,
That -ay persons now being duly
qu"li ed ijarrs, Lai who may have
been dawn ituch to serve in said
pri'hes of IBapdes, Sibine and
Natabitoeals, sill serve ssdeb
#ig 6 , bantlg id.b,, ,as if no
daang.had- euinan .de in the
bonoaries of said suhss by the
proviions of thisir t s
See . &I it fhih s nctd' wt;e,
That this al dithe afafl1 iht hbu
sad fes : .pasm.
SenAe) · alRe. W. Cw ArER
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BATES OF ADVKBTIMIN(.
Squares io mosS I as mol yr
ne $4 7 $9 $o12 SW
Lwd 7 9 I12 90 3
Three 9 12 10 35 5
Pour 15 95 35 0 70o
ix S1 44 50 70 100
SColumn. 45 .80 19J 175 250
Transieut ad.ertiemsoent, $1 50 per
qtuam am isr-ties as& nambugs
neertion, 75 ep.'
Jos Panrno meoutad with neatness
1Cars emsleats d in saoordameo
-6 "sit. Charles Street 98
Prompt attention given to ivil business
In the several oourta of the State.
A. P. Fiels &R obert Dolton
:ttorneys & Couneellors at Law.
No 9. Commercial Place, 2d. Flood.
ue8tret Attention to all Civil =a
Criminal businemss in the Stat and Unite
HENRY C. & H. M. DIBBLE,
Attorneys at Latw,
28.......N atche Street.......28
New mlean, a.
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