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OFFICE 114 CAI:o.DU.ET raESPr,
N.w OXLE.Se LL.
Ia. B. BOWN, Editor sald hbliskr,
P. B. S. PINCHBACK, Manager.
MISSISSIPPI :-- Daniel E. Young,
LOUISIANA : John A. Washington,
Black Hawk, Concordia Parish; Hon. G.
Y. Kelso, Alexanaria; Antoine & Sterrett,
Shreveport, A. C. Ruth, Carroll Parish.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: -James
A. D.Green, Washington City.
ILLINOIS : Lewis B. White, Chicago.
KENTUCKY:- I)r. R. A. Green, Louis
Mit. (G:o. E. PArIs is our special
agent, and is authorized to solicit
subscriptions and receive payment
SUNDDAY, SEPT. 17, 1871.
SUR t'H j '/lE Fil PiiuENllDE.T\ 1 72:
U. S. GRANT.
STATE CENTRAL COMMITTE
l'EsT-- P. B. . PINt'HBACK fUt'rlanv.
REcom:,,l, SEr.,'r WIIIAIM VIGERS.
CORRERPOsDINt E Sari --J. W. FAIRFA X.
[FOR THE SrATI' .T I. l:tiE.]
EDWARD BUTLER, of Plhquoenines.
S. S. SCHMIDT. of Olrens.
TH'IOMI'S )N ('IAKELY. of R:i,ides.
ALBERT (.ANTT. of St. Landry.
JOHN PARISON, of Orlhianl.
A. W. SMYTH, of Orleans.
H. RABY. of Niltitoches.
JAMES ,Mct'LEERtY. Cadd...
DAVID YOUNG, ('on'ordia.
F. J. HEIRRON. of Orlº":aus
First Cougrtaional DJstricit ugh J.
C'ampllwil, I.. M ahon"y.
Secotnd Con r,.'sio,, l I s.trict A. E.
Uirlwr, Jlones l. I. lt.Id.n.
' Third C'ongresiion l IMistrict 'L'h,,o.,
I1. N, latl. (..n a 1- \Vashin gt.n.
Fourth ('onir .swit.id tDiti,.t C W.
Deweeo, itlorti Blunt
Fifth ', igros.i, al I| l, ii - .1 \.
Faulkner, A. B. Harri-.
Hun. IIFIGIi J. l'.111'11ELL, ('h.,ir
lion. P. I. S. liNt' IIIt \ K.
lion. IARIt M.IIONI\'.
lHon. F. .1. IIEIRH(N.
Hon. A. It. HARRIS.
Hou. A. F. BAB\ER.
lin. 1'. .. HEIRON.
Hon. THOS. J. NOLANU.
Hou. Ed. BUTLER.
Ilon. A. W. FAULKNER.
JOHN PAltSONS E%.,.
'ia~Ve see thalt Gvurior \ar
itoth has appoiLteul J. J. Allain and
W. B. Chambel lain, Police jurors
for West Baton Rouge.
lliAll members of the 4th Ward
Republican Mother Club are notitied
of a regularr meeting to-morrow
evening at 7 o'clock, for the pul'r
po1o of electing :a President etc.
ja'The First District Court its,
01on applicatiol of ('unl. , nld thle
opposition of thit' Atlou.ey t 1( eeI ;l,
refused to almuit to, h,:ul, tih. '.Me:tlt s.
Boyd who are ill pl'isne on lhe
charge of th munirder of Iri. hllineg
ini thile New Orl.eans Nalti,,ald Iti:u.
The case h:e; lseen li ,,l f,,r rti:il ci
a'It is really rcfreshinii g tel rei'tl
the following in the tacli:,,n .J.,,r
,al of Septlembelr 12:
"The ..li in the Republican
party, which has given s5, miu'chi
satisfaction to our Denuo'r'atic
friends, has not extenlded as f:u as
Madison parish. It will not !"
dpW. acknowledge with pleas
ure the receipt of an invitation to
attend a Grand Fancy I)ress hlu
at the Mechanics' Institute on b it
arday September 23, under t.he
Brrangement and management of
Messrs. W. Paul Green, Arthur
Noel, Win. Moore, Win. Bandanit,
Jules Boutte, Paul Heno, Angetutls
Lee, and Thomas Williams.
ir Blackburn's ITHowr I/ad
thinks that, "Day is breakin in
Claiborne parish; and it is in this
wise: "A white man called on ar
a fw.days ago to get aortiSete
to teach a colored school--4that is a
school for colored children."
bLadei cheering signitor Claib
orne;. and we hope to see even
greater,thinge than these; "And
God said let there be light and
theei was light."
A &U AIALISTIC ASSASSIN.
The (!ili:,'c'n Guard, tli ,',llici:dl
journal of the Customhouse factivon,
is zealously engaged in t.hºe per
formance of an act, which no res
pectable or responsible organ, in
deed none that aspires, or deserves,
to be regarded above the character
of an assassin, is guilty of in oar
times. It is filling its columns
twice a wdek with editorial and
other matter, replete with the most
serious and blackguard charges
against prominent men of the Re
publican party in this State ; it is
habitually, basely slandering and
undermining as far as it can, the
characters and well earned reputa
tions of tried friends of our party ;
and it is striving with malicious pur
pose to filch away these good names
in a dastardlymanner. It is studious
ly withholding from the public, and
the partics assailed and outraged,
the name of the Editor of that.
sheet, and concealing him (or
them) under the mlysterioins and
impenetrable domino of a "Print
ing Company," who are paraded
as "publishers." And this crowd is
wholly irresponsible, inasmuch as
they are shrouded in the same
darkness as the Editor.
And yet this highwayman asong
the journalr challenges us to meet
him! Preposterous folly !! Just as
soon would we think of exposing
our unarmed person, at midnight,
in a secluded spot, to the villaiin.us
attacks of an armed antagonist,
who could safely emerge from his
hiding place, stab in the (darkness,
and retire to his fastness at leasure.
Journalistic propriety, and self-re
spect alike inhibit us from en-gaging
in -a contest in which the code of
the highwayman prevails.
We are prepared to sustain onur
position, and to allay the pretended
anxiety of this fraud for the equnl
airing of the popularity of tle pro
prietors of the LoIisunsx .x, but as
the staff of our paper is so well
known and has been so brazenly
alluded to by the Guard, we want
to know who von ae. In the name
of ever) thing_ jlust and holy win, ' UF
volu? And what are you ? "Assuhne a
Svirtu( if you have it not," and for
once lift your visor, and we will
enter the lists.
The unfortunate "Blonde " of
',' A;l/s'cllI l'al, whose antics
ill miiumiery of edito,rialisus, excite
the risibility of his laughlter-lovVN
readers, and whose follies disgust
the more serious supporters of that
Idelectable half-sheet, has just be.vn
cutting some more of his c:pers.
In the issue of September fith, he
comes out with the silly assurance
that "I like Pinchback." And in
the same article he tries to the ex
tent of his ability, to slander the
reputation of Mr. Pinchback. We
would like to know wherein lies the
utility, the eticmacy in such rden as
Mr. Lect striving to insinuate that
this or that Republican is white or
hlack. Will the color of a man's
skin either one way or the other
I impair his usefulness, or will it dig
nir fy or disgrace Ilepullicanism
In this case, it ma.y be that the
writer in the !'h/a, judging th:
balance of his race, as ,of his ownl
standard of ability, and still posss
ing in his pl)rematu'e senility alin
gerling pride of race, lie is desirous
,of elevating them, even at the ex
pense. of importing so prononunced
a clored man as Senator Pinch
i Ihack, or tihe "semi-half-lbreed " as
Shis redundancy r fmlpts him to cill
J. Sells Martin. We can tell Mr.
Leet that no mischievous efforts of
I his to divide colored men, by ar
rayifg darker against lighter ar.nd
lighter against darker will aucceed.
The time is Ihastening when the
eyes of our lwople will le( olpenu to
the nischlievous machinations and
Ihlot. of demagogues, and secret
negro-haters will ibe exposed to the
people of Louisiana, and when the
-damnable doctrine sought to be in
stilled into their minds by such
I simpletons as Mr. Leet will be ex
ploded, and the inculcators of them
remitted to the limbo they merit
Gov. Warmoth declares : "I re
affirm my willingness to, submit the
question between us to impartial
persons, or to the courts of the
State." Mr. Walsh can go before
Judge Cooley or any other pro
nounced democratic opponent of
His Excellency, and the latter will
cheerfully bide by the decision;
but what does Mr. Walsh say :
"I cannot permit my veracity to be
made the esbject of rbitration"
Let the people jqdsge ths, and de
termine which of the two is morel
ii 11 oL. CART'ER Wlr BEktoLLE:I, AN!
THE1 DELEGATFs IiMPOLED ON.
In the published report of the
proceedings of the Cuotomhouse
pow-wow on Aug. 9, we find
Speaker Carter from the Committee
on resolutions introducing the fol
lowing among the set, and which
the credulous innocents, the un
authorized representatives, the
gullible and gulled members, unan
"That we tender our thanks to
the President of the United States,
and the constituted authorities of
the Federal Government, for the
prompt and efficient manner in
which they have preserved order
and secured to this Convention the
legal (? exercise of the rights of
undisturbed public assemblage ati
free spe.eh, notwithstanding the
machinations of H. C. Warmnoth
and the subordinate office holders
with whomin he exercises present.
co it rol."
Now it has been settled that this
was an inlmpoition on the credulity
of the members of that Convention.
It would be interestiug to know
whether M.rushlal Packard imposetl
on .Sil:tk'r, (arter and the other
ntenllllers of tim (Committee on Re
s.,litii ns, Land causedt them to in
noet.ntly dupe their brethren, or
whether the (Coulliittth was inc ol
lusin t ith Miitrsial Packard and
knot\ illl\' dcet.e.i the Convention.
Oie thin. is tinu', ln'l "txs pity, tis,
tis Irue,"' Ithat all the '" eolness'l'
:tln efcl;.ct of thi e grandiloquent
titill:tti.n of lPre,.i,hential stnsiblii
Siets. Oias I. Ini w.ast(e4t "on the desert
air." andi fdlilen with a thud on the
Presideit's :ars, and the people
whit "inai:liiuoursly" voted these
thanks ari told b1. President Grant
himself, through the regular dele
gates who waited on him, that lihe
was un:aware: that the troops had
lwen used until he saw it in the
pale.rs ; and thus the members of
the hayonet eonUIention were fooled,
antd they "thanked" the President
The (atlin gunners likewise dup
etl their disciples with reference to
the "authorities of the Federal
;oe\tllllinet.'" They did the nn
thi:tiilful thin"g of "thanking" them
to,14. But Pre'sident (ir:tl t says that
when (General Itevnolds sent the
troops to New Orleans he did
nIot know tlhat the tro ops were to
be us:,, at a 1plit.ical convention,
»r the infiteiele is, lhe would not
hale snit. thest; andi soi more
"thaniks" were proligally thrown
awa\. Andl thi is :~ fair satnple of
the ,iluti rit t anti raeity whiche
I erv1ad les the wilie "prlceeding.
We h0ope( our frliende: in the parish
es, who in the simplicity of their
hearts alienuated theinsel es from
the real represienttivtc: of the ]le
iuldlican xpLarty during the 9th and
10th of August, will open their eytes
to the deceptions which were prac
ticed on them to secure their adhe
sion to the Iblting faiction, and see
that their aiding the use of improp
er means to control the party, can
only result if successful, in disgrace
to tthemselves, and disaster to their
SThe New york Tribune in this
connexion says: -
We are gradually getting at the
bottOan of the New Orleans military
outrage. The renonstrants against
the high-handed proceedixgi of
-Marshal Packard and Cdfector
Casey have made their formal com
Ilaih;ts to the President and have
received thc'assurance that he never
authorizi.d the employment of
Uniiitl States troops for the pur
poses for which they were used I v
his superaerviceable appointees at.
Now Orleans. Gen. Reynolds, it.
seenms, is responIsiblyfor the detail
i-,f the troolps, though ignorant of
the precise character of the emer
gency existing. We rejoice that
the often expressed disbelief of Th,'
lribettn in Gen. (Grant's being in
any way a party to this disgraceful
business Ihas bteen justified by all
the facts. And now that the re
sponsibility cari be fixed upon
civilian otlicials at New Orleans,
without any ditfficulty, we shall ex
pect their retmoval forthwith.
HONESTY VS. COURAGE
There is one fact clearly demoa
strated by the Walsh~-Warmoth
correspondence, to-wit : The Gov
ernor displays infinitely more
solicitude to prove that he is an
honest and truthfal public servant,
than that he is a "fighting man."
The State is greatly more eo
cerned in kaowing of his executive
integrity tha of his phyi
powers ; but thechance of ahowing
this ~I1. Walsh does not ape
willing *give him.
e-gesterday the ark i t the
weather was wijheat '"ok;" in
stead of "cloudy" wxather, we ipad
a heavy shower of rain
PROOFS, MR. WAU.H, tOOF8!S
Wh ro the interest of the people
lies 'i1 the controversy which has
arisen between Gov. Warmoth and
Mr. Walsh, is in the question: Did
the Governor oler to take a bribe?
We publish the correspondence
elsewhere in full. In it there is a
manifest anxiety on the part of His
Eteellency to obtain a thorough
investigation of the charge against
him, and an equally evident desire
on the part of Mr. Walsh to avoid
the proposed arbitration, and get
up a fight. What boots it to the
people of Louisiana whether Walsh
or Warmoth can gaze unflinchingly
down a pistol's muzzle, or calmly re
ceive the thrust of sword or rapier?
None, whatever. But it is of vital
importance to know if the Chief
Magistrate has prostituted the func
tions of his high office to the base
purposes of which Mr. Walsh ac
If Mr. Walsh can substantiate
his accusations, Governor H. C.
Warn.oth is unfit for place, anti
should be deprived of the exercise
of power. If he has proofs in his
possession, let him immediately
produce them. If he would justify
his honor and integrity of purpose,
of which he seems so sensitive, let
him not hesitate to do his whole
duty to the State, and place beyond
doubt or cavil, the truth which he
appears willing to risk his life to
vindicate. Silence will not answer
in this emergency. The public will
do justice in the premises. The
Governor demands an investiga
tion, and gives his accuser power
of selecting one-half his judges, and
if so fair a challenge is not accepted,
nor the courts of the State resorted
to, the conclusion must inevitably
be reached, that the charges are the
oflspring of malice and mendacity.
We hope Mr. Walsh will not de
lay. The Governor cannot, if he
would, avoid the ordeal. Let the
question of his offlicial integrity be
decided. The people, and more
especially the Republican party, are
sick of charge upon charge against
the chief leader of their party with
out a scintilla of proof. Give us
facts, Mr. Walsh, facts!
A DEMOCRATIC VIEW.
The Times says : "the last creole
,Governor of the State waa with dif
ticulty restrained from resigning his
office in order to avail himself of the
customary appeal to the code," but
seemisto think that Governor War
moth should not have been "re
strained." This is a good sound
Democratic view of the case. With
Mr. Dunn in the Executive chair,
slaughtering the Governor's friends
right and left, the Thi,s can imagine
a condition of aflrfirs that would
give Louisiana to the Democracy
with scarce a struggle. But Gov
Sernor Warmnoth remaining true to
hisl friends, his" oath of office, and
the moral sentiment of tihe age, cuts
- off all hopes of future loaves and
fishes. Hence the disgust ofthe
Tines because "Warnmoth won't
r " The PlaqauemiernIs b4,ddican
is the name for which "The Empre
Pl'ari.s" newspaper has been ex
changed, in its transition from the
hands of its old owvners to the
Sproprietorship of the "Pulnueyine,
Printing Company." Wan. A.
,Brainard Esq., is the Manager and
Editor. This new ally takes its
stand upon the comprehensive
platform of the Republican party,
and proposes in purstuing the tenor
of its way to "Independent in all
things, neutral in nothing." The
first issue of the Repbliaa is bc
fore as and the tout eaismble of its
make up promise a success which
we cordially wish it. The 1Rqmb
lian is also "the officiald journal of
the Parish of Plaqcuemines, and of
the State of Louisiana."
ii The lberville News of Sept. 7,
furnishes the following item of in
"The nnkindest cut of all"
forcing theim humbler employee of
the Customhouse to support a
Demoeratic news-paper (The New
Orleans Patriot) becease that
truocenlent sheet will lend its
columns to the vilest abuse and
slander of Governor Warmoth, A
forced contributioa injures those
who receive it more than those
from whom it is taken.
.WiThe Teerdowne PJtiacjd oL
September ot, t ea its ppr-u
ease Oc bul-aheeton the gropudp
that it ." imtds to make me iman
proseomleip) the payer," uand wil
soon give its readess "a P4rmer
lwptlwn eiia aad* umeiNmq.hIy
The New Orleans 7Timn has treat
ed its readers to a disquisition on
the philosophy of duelling, argued
on. the " two e'ilz " ofd the
United SAates, and laboi through
a column of "precedents" to estab
lish the propriety of indulging in
the "remnant of barbarism." We
have admired the chivalric industry
of the writer, we have s his in
allectual eye brightan up at the
appeal to the "code of honor" and
we have seen the scowl conmieover
his face at the retfaal to wipe out
the alleged stain with blood; and
we have been sorry to observe in
the columns of a leading paper of
the young Democracy, even so quasi
a vindication of a practice that
has been condemned and execrated
by every government on earth that
enjoys the benefits of modern civili
zation. There are individuals cer
tainly everywhere who refuse to be
civilized to this extent, but they
are compelled to take their places
with the men whose deeds are evil,
they must indulge in the "darkness"
in the shedding of blood. The sa
credness of human life is the over
mtastering consideration; the su
bordination of every. or any pretext,
either on the part of one's self, or
an antogonist, for deliberately en
dangering its prolongation is there
fore the subject of stringent penal
regulations, and in proportion as
the tone of communities has been
elevated to this high standard, those
who have evaded the law, but were
known to have "shed blood" in the
manner indicated, have suffered the
ostracism demanded by the inexor
able civilization of the period and
place. The concluding paragraph
of the article however gives us hope,
and we therefore take the liberty of
We are far, however, from recogniz
ing them as embodying or illustrating
a sound sentiment or logic, or as sug
gesting a justification of the duello, or
as of any binding force or obligation I
upon the consciences of those who re
pudiate the practice upon the grounds
assauled by tiovernor Warmoth. On
the contrary, there have always been
in this community a large number of
our best citizens who denounce the in
stitution as larbarous, absurd, inhum
an amin illogical. This sentiment has
gainedl steadily, until of late years, and
since the great duel of the so-called
code of honor has grown nearly ob,sc
lete, and the sentinment whi-ch once'
i palliated or justified a frein,"nt resort
to it luLs become a mere thradition-a
reminiscence of the past era and ex
tinet civilizati,on. Especially is thi- 'o
since the great triumphs of the North
and their steadly inroads upon So,th
ern idehas, customs and institutions.
The position of Governor Warmoth s I
unquestionably in accordance with the
now lprevalent sentiment, as well as
with s~unllsd logi," and ethics. There
can he no question of the duty of a
pulblic utliaiulto set the exaiunle of
olbserving anad maintaining the blw, and
of suborlinating all personal consider
ation and sentiments thereto. This
must be done even at the expense of
resisting an unsound and unlawful,
and therefore perverted, popular sen
timent anal prejudice.
BEAUIREGARD AND DUNN.
The defencue of Lieutenant Gov
ernor Dunn by General Beanregard
is having its proper etfect at the
North. When a Republican begins
to win sympathy and encomiums
from rebels and Democrats, ,it is
time for the party to feel a little
.supicions of his fealty. Downright
abtne of a Radical leader,--such
:L B,'ire,'ard attempts to defile
G' overnor WVarmoth with- is first
class proof from a Democrat that
I he secretly respects and fears the
I man he attacks. The New York
('a,,,o,ir,il has this to say about it:
G,.n. Ileauregard has emuerged from his
,,h.bsurity for the sahe of warning the Pre
ident that Louisiana will be lost to the Ie
publican "atnlesas Governor Warmoth
is di ot" The interest which Gen
eral bsregard feel in the succes of the
Republia plrty is so refreshing, beauti
ful and sineers, that the Repnhean Pren
ident who cobld be indifferent to it is un
worthy the confidence of his party. There
ought to be no delay in signing Warmoth's
death warranut, for he is a noi.ace that
Imust be aated.
The P'ayUn ue wants it "aMcertain
ed beyond a doubt whether or not
the Governor was willing to accept
a bribe of $75,000 to sign the
Nicholson pavement bil." This is
just what Governor Warmoth also
is striving for.
"IiSeverl of tie Delegate
appointed by the recent Re
publicra Convention, to visit
Bresidenat Grmn, and submit
the outgeous eondanet of several
of his ePaployppe inthe New Orlesan
Cutoaio O , lav ntarneO d to the
city qpi4i fpwrabln npod of
their gOpn by the Presiden
the P esident will set in the attli#
in ractical sad patie a. pn
ner sasto sing the viosteid B
pa lies. of this lSitp sad the
ountry at larg
T• CORl +-0NCE.
We copy from the IRt+' the .cr
respontlence whiak lately passed
between Mr. Walsh and the Gor
ernor. We learn this ereKspond
enee 'was furnished by Mr. Walsh,
but called on Governor Warmoth
yesterday, and asked him if the ac-
count was correct. He replied that
he believed it was substantially cor
rect. And this is corroborated by
the friends of the Governor who
were cognizant of the interchange
of notes. We therefore present it
as authentic:- -N O. Repulican.
NEw Oe.LEaNs, Sept. 11, 1871.
H. C. Warmoth:
SIR--Certain differences of opinion, in
volving a question of veracity, having
occurred between us, as more fully ajl
pears by your card in the New Orleans
Republican of the eighth instant, I am of
the opinion that it would be best fer all
parties concerned, that you be Linil
enough to ntae two friends of yours who
will please call upon me with the view of
properly adjusting those differences; all
of which I presume, judging from the tenor
of your card aforementioned, will be agree
able to you.
Hoping that you will oblige me, I remain.
J. A. WALSH.
No. 7,t Customhouse street.
This letter was placed in the hands of
ll,. J.oweph Lullla, as the friend of Mr.
WaLsh, for delivery to the Governor.
Mr. Lhulla finding it impossible to, d-
liver this to the Governor in person, gave
it to his doorkeepelr for delivery. In
:tidwer the following was sent to Mr.
Walsh by Governor Warmoth,, .General
lHerron, Secretary of State, acting as his
friend. It reads as follows:
NEw OaLE.ets, Sept. 11, 1871.
Sta-Your communication of this dl.at
is received. You say: "Certain difler
ences of opinion, involving a question ot
veracity, having occurred between us, a,
more fully appears by your card il, thi
New Orleans Republican of the eighth in
stant, I am of the opinion that it would I.
best for all parties concerned that you lt
kind enough to name two friends of your'
who will please call upon me with the
view of properly adjusting these dinar
ences; all of which, I presurme, judging
from the tenor of your card aforementoned
will be agreeable to you."
In reply I have to say that I am perlfcetly
willing to submit the question of ver.acity
between us to the determination of two
respectable gentlemen to Ib selcete.I 1,
yourself anud two be chosen by Ime, a fifth
f to be selected by the-se fonur in case tý"%
Scall not agree. And if youl can provt to
these arbitrators that I demanded of \on
seventy-five thousand dollars and two lnd
one half per cent of the net profits of tfit
contract arising out of the Nicolson Imp ce
a went bill, or any other sum or consil -ra
t tion, I will admit that I have comniitteld i
n breach of -eras-ity and that you have told
This ~l c.,dition that if I can establish
to the satisfactiod of the gentlemen n:,iaed
- by statement of yours, made at the tiht
and subsequently, to gentlemen of known
character for truth--that you had ip
proached me with an offer of fifty thonusand
dollars as an induceweunt for ie to iign
the said bill that I refi& it, atinl told
I you no consideration, pecuniary or ot,.-r
- wise, could induce me to sign it- then
s you are to, admit that the statement as
f above given is false, andl that the breach
of veracity was committed by you.
Respectfully your oledient servant,
H. C. WARMOTII.
J. A. Walsh.
F. J. Hlermron, ecretanry of lState, was
the wbearer of this to Mr. .. A. Wa!'h.
After carefully perusing this letter, Mr.
Walsh reniarked to theim bearer that Mr.
IWarmoth had entirely nisconstrued his
communication; that he wms aurprised
very much indeed that he should have no
far mistaken his meaning: that he intend
B edl and meant it for a challenge. Mr.
B Herron remarked that it was not a chal
Sleng, (thereupon Mr. Walsh asked hlim
if hle would promise, as the represent
tie of Mr. Warumoth, not to take adn
Stage of the law if he challenged him in
r writing in no many words? Herren r.
- nmrked that lie could make ne sluclh
t promise. Mr. Walsh then informed tht
Secretary of State that he would refer the
question of aasweriag this omImunica.
Sto friend, Mr. Llulla.
When Mr. Llulla met Ilerron he in
Sformed him that Mr. Walsh's missive w ·c
meant as a elidlenge, and if it was noe
Ssufciently explicit, which he would not;
admit, he would have his priaelpal chrl
e lenge Mr. WarmiSth directly if he would
waive the law in order that he might not
take any advantage of him. Mr. W'ar
motn's friend stated that he was not all
a thorized to do anything of the kind; that
t he thought it beat that Mr. Walsh should
answer the communication of his princi
pal, inasmuch as there appeared to be
some mistake as to the meaning of the
same. After somne hesitation Mr. Lluna
agreed to this, aad his prinipal wrote
the following, giving it to Mr. Hrrom
for delivery to Mr. Warmoth:
Nuw Os.aus September l, 1871.
H. C. Warmoth:
8B Sma--In response to yonr communen
altion of date ol eleventh laat, I winl
tate thatlr enqeed or yeS that yoS &
peint two IMead, intemg that yh
bould meet two (4 nim with te view
of ajuating the matter, arpaig, of
course, to their satietio as our rys
sentatlvee. It is to be preumed that
those gentle.n do not set mder lr
tiones from eiLtherof).
eI ca mat permit that my eity be
Imade the Ibjeetef arbiatmo by four
yeor eeommuktltn sho nae med
date~ wr be ihley setiltdrsr i
satrtrom tIe p ..
Thaqapiliesatbeqe iatLt "o rave
in mes eaasd me. a liy h . . .
&kta alibeb b atyhi
ay m w eluity, Iad te jillmL iP
apines me. Byeoa ingyouhavet5
idiridual, isulted me grosiy, sir,
an apology or tio is asb l
neeesiary, or, in the absence thbrtf,
such an adljustaeut As 5 utslly oht
.. ar Uo trwuth of ,my sateenta+e 1
shall, in the proper manner and in propet
time, proceed to demonstrate, wheu the
public will sit as judges. Yours. ery re
J. A. Waj
New Orleans, Septeanbr 12. 171
Sm-Your communication of ths date
is received. In your first letter to u,..
jated yesterday, you say: "Certain dif.
ferences of opinion, involving a quetion
of veracity, having occurred betweenp n
I am of the opinion that
it would be best for all parties concernet
that you be kind enough to nami two
friends of yours who will please call upon
ume with the view of properly adjtutii
those differei'nes." Inferring that yo,
would al#o name two friends, nmaktL,
four in all. to whose friend,, mnakin i. :r
in all, to whose adjuntment or iii ,. ,.
disagreement, by the aid of a fihfth lI ,N-;
to Is selectxed by them- -w-e waul, .,uaimt
the questioln of veracity bttwe,ll is, ;111,1
obligate oluselves to be bout~l ,y thei
decision, I r.pliel 1,y e,.: ptln,. .;;
To-day you recontider nouli .rl...u Ii
antd s.ay, "I can nitt i ellit that l" v.
racily be made the sl ject of ailbittro,
Iby four gentlemen, two, of whoml. jndgi..
frolm your -,ounnila.,tln tI at lo~
named date. will be sin&ply a,'ti.g alll,l
inItrnetions front iou.
You have no right to aullnme that I
would give instructions to the gentlenwe,
selected by mt', any more than I L...
that those selected by you would aet ,.
der your instruction. On ti cotir.t ii
fully concur that "it is t,, pre. l I, ,u, .
that thosie gentlehn.n do not atl ud,
instructions from eith r of iis."
You state "the question at isni.'. si th:,t
vont have in iflu-ct eall',d o a h ,r. ,
neverthelhss ia llltloll of ir' ll i
much so to-day as it was yesterl;ay. and it
was this very rquestiun that I ca-ua.iittd
to name two out of four geutletlaen t,a.
You say so tar as you could Ik sid,y d,,
it, you have already passed judguinit ,,i
auy veracity, and the decision c Isg i i-t.
me." It was from this jdlulmeut ot mine
that I understood vyo desired to allk"d
to tour disiutercsted pel·,ns who wi..,
either affttirm r reverse it. lBit by .
letter of to-day I learn that it is iot t, .,
impartial examination of witnleaes and
the facts that you wbesire to suitllt the
questiou of veracity, but to anothir
In iavse I refuse "a'in apu.l r or iiw
tion," which you say is ".d.bslutel ut.'es-,
sary,' I Must accord you, in the at,bst e
thereotf such and adjustr, nlit is utdll)
obtained among getutle-mnu. This l':tl
1 snlu l+me, ;i.,,,I; ,. ,l,,,l ,,i rn I dth
I nitt ste how I can very Iell ritlract or 1r ...
logize. If I had offndilli y uli bys'c i,t idt.
or in a motolU t tof exc(itemenllt. said ,«, -
thing unjust or mprJ,per. I uiilt nrl)
properly. alt I ha,, nu lmilt woil, l,
trait it or apologize tr it, but the t.st,
ment I matle in my tanlti t' the rtictlh in
stant that your allegation relative t, ,le
Nicolson pavemenut natter w-s a "niiji
and malicious falsehood," wais -r1 u -1 ,i
in a itolum.unt of excitement. hit 'it ar yv-i
had published it in the New lit.ris
Ti,,.s, abloust a month aon. aml it ka i
be'-l repeated by Mr. Hlea:k,. r 4i' t r I
litetltenat (iovernuor ul llnu o your .'
thority, andt aftl I learned that I remli
prove to the satisfaction of everyally ib
witnesses of uuimpeachable v,.r ity thlt
it was "a willful and umalicious tlts~uh,t.'
As to the alternative which is iuntkrst-, I
to be to fight you, you knew when yu,
wade it I could not accept it, and aUsr
tained the fast by inquliry ,t liy ly - ondi
friends from wholm you eli'itel tie intr
miatcn that I would not. I refuse t a'
eept this new tribiinal to wlich yo!, inttu
me for several reatsoLs:
1. If I should aecept it anl go o0t witi
yon to fight, when we treturn,.i, wlhetlr
demal or alive, the qulestiOln ,f erecity
would still be unsettledl. If iau wrctr to
kill mue it would not prv, that I it iti.d I
falsehosl,. or that yoll tuld l tii, i-th, ir
2. The civilization of the dli+ cond.:-in
as hbLarbaMrous antd iUooral thle pl-ticee
duelling,u.ndl it can only li, -,ruvt.d
palliated when tlter is no either l]o';
mueam of vindicating one's honor.
3. As chief magistrate of this grtil, < ,
monwiadth b I am chariged with th lat.tli 1
execution 'if the laws, ani my noath
ofhee, howe vlr much I miglt I.. intt i
with yoii, altd diewir. this Iloil' of ttl
ment, would prevent me frolml utlnil
In 'intilsiin, I re- afirm l.y iIh.
ness to submit the question . te. u i. tI
the decision of impartial perso, ~ect.t
as before indicrtas, or to the curts atl the
Slltate5L, whosIe doors are aIlw.iy, ,, i.1 ,l .t
the knock of men fanvyini.4 thellm-''
stffering from wounded honor.
Very resalctfully, our ob·edti.t .srvait.
IL. '. WAB3VlITH
To J. A. Walsh, EsI.
REIPUBLICAN MLEETING I;4
E aITO o Lomun~srA :
Purauwt to a call and general
noticee on Friday last the Repub
licans of Grant parish asi~embled
en masse, at the courthouse, at
twelve o'dclock II.
' e etin W s ealled to ordler,
by aclanmaion. B. C. Mi!
Kianey was called to the chair, and
captain William Ward to act as
The president stated that tho
object of the meeting was to n
d9ole aid ratify the aetio o
Thomas Johnson, the only legd
dalegste to the State convention,
gad to elect a Paih Feetit1
Comaittee, whose term oft hfc
l pd em a thi roe t' with"
the me*ty electd State Cta e
Opta in W'iliam Ward, ThQdJ9