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. THE LOUISIANIAN, OWNED,
EDITED AND MANAGED BY COLOR
ED MEN, IS PUBLISHED EVERY
THURSDAY AND SUNDAY MORN
INGS AT 114 CARONDELET STREET
NEW ORLEANS LA.
In. G. BROWN, Editor and Publisher,
MISSISSIP'I : - Daniel E. Young,
LOUISIANA :---John A. Washington,
Black Hawk, Concordia Parish; Hon. G.
Y. Kelso, Alexandria; Antoine & Sterrett,
Shreveport, A. C. Ruth, Carroll Parish.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA :-James
A. D.Green, Washington City.
ILLINOIS :-Lewis B. White, Chicago.
KENTUCKY:--Dr. R. A. Green, Louis
SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 1872.
OBR CIOICE FOR PRESIDENT, 1872:
U. S. GRANT.
STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE.
Pas'rT-P. B. R. PINCHBACK of Orleans.
aRcoaDrwo Sac'r-WILLIAM VIGERS.
OBaESPOSDINO SEC'y-J. W. FAIRFAX
[Fro THE STATE AT LARGE.]
EDWARD BUTLER, of Plaquemines.
8. S. SCHMIDT, of Orleans.
THOMPSON COAKELY, of Rapides.
ALBERT GANTT, of St. Landry.
JOHN PARSON, of Orleans.
A. W. SMYTH, of Orleans.
H. I:ABY, of Natitoches.
JAMES McCLEERY, Caddo.
DAVID YOUNG, Concordia.
F. J. HERRON, of Orleans.
First Congressional District -Hugh J.
Campbell, H. Mahoney.
Second Congressional District-A. E.
Barber, James L Belden.
Third Congressional District-Thomas
H. Noland, George Washington.
Fourth Congressional District-E. W.
Dewees, Raford Blunt*
Fifth Congressional District- A. W.
Faulkner, A. B. Harris.
Hon. HUGH J. CAMPBELL, Chair
Hon. P. B. S. PINCHBACK.
Hon. HARRY MAHONEY.
Inu. F. J. HERRON.
lion. A. B. HARRIS.
Hon. A. E. BARBER.
Hon. F. J. HERRON.
Hon. THOS. J. NOLAND.
Son. Ed. BUTLER.
Hon. A. W. FAULKNER.
JOHN PARSONS Esq.
S'More important engagements
demanding the monopoly of the
time of Lieutenant Governor Pinch
back, the manager of this paper
hitherto, he is compelled to retire
from active participation in the work
of the LocUr.ANIAN. The conduct
of the business portion of our jour
nal has devolved on another, and
having secured the services of Mr
JU,,s. C. McLEoo), this gentleman
will henceforward be our special
agent in this city to solicit subscrip
tions, enter into contracts and re
ceive amounts due our paper.
-Gubernator. He sits in the
Executive Chair, master of the situ
ation at all times. He holds the
reins with a firm grasp and con
trols the mob element at will.
Night and day sees him at his post.
At midnight when the world slum
lbers-in the morning before jt has
risen. From the first, a true Re
publican, his recent course has
heaped refutations upon arguments
against him and shews him truer
than ever. He will bring the peo
ple out of these troubles, and is
neither to be bullied nor flattered
from his sworn duty as head of the
government he has made.
Dsovq THEs OrrFF.-Of all the
nondescript irresponsible riotous
mobs that ever disgraced this, or
any civilized community, that was
the one that went up Carondelet
street on Saturday to "demand"
that General Emory interfere with 1
the peace and order preserved by
the conservators of peace, and they
but received what they deserved
when that officer in indignant tones
promptly ordered the rabble to get
away; and they shortly-vamoosed.
iP"The constituent forces of Carter i
wero corqpsed of ex-policemen, ex
counstables, ex-dputy clerks, ex-deputy
-heriff, e.xald|rmen, ex governors, in- (
spectors of th, ('ust ,mhouse, and in
ternal revenue collectors. The Presi
dent must be overjyved at the quality
of his adherents in this neighborhood.
i'And now, wrho put the name
of "C. H. Millaudon" on that peti- .
tion to Mayor Flanders to police|
the city? Mr. M- protests"inthe i
Bee" against the use of his name a
without his "knowledge or consent."
W'Canal street yesterday was
thronged with the curious, the in
quisitive, the reckless and the inter- i
ested. All trying to secertain when I,
this thing would end. Be patient, I
'twill soon be over.
SIn the State, Democrats lon't
believe in the posmsum policy, unless it
means to shamn death until a chance is
had to unite with a hody of live Re i
-BSenator Futch is sick in bed,
and has dispatched that he will hi
take his seat as soon as possible. m
An Appeal to Colored Men.
i. COLORED OFFICE-HOLDERS.
r Lieut. Governor Pinchback.
When, four years ago, the negro
race was lifted by Congress into the
responsibilities of political life, by
' measures especially intended for,
n, and applied to the Southern States,
these measures were so obnoxious
to the native white population, and
es that population was so confident of
the approaching failure of negro
suffrage, that it tried to ignore
both the reconstruction laws and
= the negro voter under them by re
maining away from the polls. The
first State government, therefore,
P were established mainly by a hand
ful of white men backed up by
scores of thousands of colored men
in every Southern State.
It is true that the lion's share of
offices were awarded to the whites,
and with reason, for at that time
education, pecuniary means and
political experience on their part
gave the white republicans every
advantage over us except that of
numbers. Even in those States
where any thing like equal recogni
tion of negro ability and negro
claims to high position showed it
self the fact was almost entirely
owing to the self-sacrifice and in
trepidity of those who gave up their
own aspirations,that their hands
might be free to fight the battles of
their own color. As a proof of the
correctness of this assertion we
have to refer to the statement of
the venerable Jasper Blackburn, of
Claiborne parish, when he admitted
that Senator Pinchback had sur
rendered his claims to the Lieu
tenant Governorship though backed
by a superior following because
there were but few colored men able
or willing to fight the battles of
each other. Pichback abandoned
his claims to fight for Oscar J.
Donn. But now things have so far
changed, through four years of poli
tical experience among our people,
and by four years of proof as to
negro capacity aided by that sort of
interest which is sure to develope
itself when the common people have
e a stkke is the soil, that colored men
- are supposed to enter the field of
r political contest more upon their
merits as men than upon their
t simple connection with the rase.
When eighteen white Senators cast
I their votes for the election of a
r colored Lieutenant Governor as
they did in the case of the election
of Lieutenant Governor Pinchback,
the clearest and most positive proof
is furnished that the true Republi
cans are becoming truer, and by a
e parity of reasoning all false Repub
- licans are becoming more false.
e Nothing has proved the truthfulness
of this last assertion more clearly
than the fact that five or six re
- creant Republican members of the
Senate have entered into a con
Sspiracy with its democratic mem
Sbers and. persistently absented:
r themselves from the Senate Chamber I
- upon the terms of an unrighteous
agreement to prevent aquorum and I
so refuse to recognize the legal
election of a colored presiding of
Be it remembered that this of- I
icer Senator Pinchback immediate
ly upon the passage of the recon
stmretion acts took an active and a
leading part in the organization of
the Republican party, and begin
Sning from his membership of the 1
constitusional convention has kept
up through his senatorial career a
arm and tigilant advocacy for the
recognition of every right and the
protection of every interest affect
ing the race to which he belongs.
IWhatever party rancor may have
done or political rivalry may have
suggested in regard to his interest
in the passage of corporation, bills,
the most audacious calumniator has a
never yet dared to question his t
loyalty to his party or his fidelity to C
his race. Brought up from a child
in this community, and battling for
a life time with the oppressions of
lave society, he has reached first
the important position of a State I
Senator, and at last the command- a
ing place of Lieutenant Governor 1
without even the shadow of an un- h
gentlemanly stain resting upon his U
character. Percieving at a glance
such political dangers as threatened
his race, and comprehending as by
instinct their mosteffectual remedy,
he has stood in the van to meet
mobeartic viokulence, or exposed
bi'malf in the rear to defeat the hi
mnahinoms of repubhicn traitors. th
SI His ability, his honest devotion to
the interests of his people, his
' activity and liberality in the support
of party ineasures have united to
secure even from the democrats
C such respect and admiration as any
Iman need be proud of.
ro It is against such a man that the
ie Customhouse officials of this city
' have directed not only the heat of
r, their partizan opposition but the
e, venom of a defeated rivals hate, and
1s by misrepreseatations,unascrpulous
id perversions, disgraceful political
of combinations and dastaraly attacks
uo upon his reputation have apparant
re ly won the aquiesence if not the ac
Ad tive support of General Grant who
e- allows them to revel in the emola
me ments of high office, to play counters
e, with United States soldiers, and to
1- sport with the sacred enactments
)' of the United States Congress to the
n imminent risk of Republican State
life, illegal arrests of the highest of
9f ficials of the State under the pre
8, tended sanctions of the Ku-Klux
18 law for no other reason than that
Ad Messrs. Packazrd, Carter &Co., are
rt offended at the presence of a colored
7 Lieutenant Governor in the Senate.
of It may be easily perceived that
3a this blow is not aimed at Governcg
i- Pinchback alone. If it hit the mark
'o the striker intends it to reach, every
t- colored office holder in the nation
Ly will feel the disastrous shock. We
1- therefore appeal to such men as
ir Lieutenant Governor Ransier, of
Is South Carolina, to its able colored
>f delegation in Congress, Eliott,
Le Rainey and De Large, to Lynch and
re Ireland of Mississippi, to'Gibbs and
)f Walls of Florida, to Grey and
)f White Qf Arkansas, to Rapier and
d Craig of Alabama, to Harris and
r- Arnold of North Carolina, to Smith
I- and Murphy of Tennessee, to
d Long, Turner, Belcher and Wallace
ie of Georgia, to Ruby and Nelson of
Le Texas, to Gibson and Cousins of
)f Kentucky, to the Sorrels of Mary
d land to Turner and Robinson of
F. Miscouri. And last, but of course not least,
ur we appeal to that old veteran war
i- horse of his race Frederick Don
a, glass in the District of Columbia to
o join in one common appeal and to
,f unite their greatest endeavours to
e arouse the National Administra
e tion from the apathy into which it
a seems to have fallen with reference
,fto the claims of our race to con
r sideration when a member of it is
r elevated to power, and from the
seeing indifference which has mark
t ed its dealings with the Custom
a house faction of this city, who if
a they once gain the bad eminence of
a success will destroy the Republican
party of this State, relegate the ne;
f gro back to worse than servitude,
- and influence factions like them
i selves in other States to follow their
_ bad example.
8 THE LEGISLArRE.-Through the
r unheard of and disgraceful conduct
- of one-half of the members of the
SSenate, the Legislature is unable to
- perform a single Legislative act.
. The House of Representatives, after
Spassing through a lamentable strug
Sgle, has at last succeeded in effect
,ing its organization and is ready to
I enter on the discharge of its du
[ties. The only obstacle now in the
.way being the obstinate and undig
nified dodging about fromu "pillar
.to post" of men whose every
.prompting should impel them to
come to the capitol and attend to
the business of the State. Two
weeks have now been worse than
squandered, and all through the
unexplained and inexplicable con-I
duct of Senators.
WiThe great enemy of Republi
canism in this State is down. The
idols of the conspirators he led are
broken. Justice has overtaken the
fell spirit who, in aiming at the Gov
ernor directed a blow against the Com- I
monwealth. Every leader of the op
position had something to gain in 1
getting the Governor out of the way, '
so that no more vetoes would stop a
their schemes of plunder and monop
oly. The people would have had ten
millions more to pay had Carter and I
his Fags got innder the cloak of Re- c
form. It was a sham--a pretence and
has met with its just deserts. When i
beaten from the field the enemies of I
Republicanism cried out, "Compro- p
mise." But the cry came~' too late.
The Administration is not yet in the
hands of Democrats, nor, we trust, a
will it ever be.
8iClay Statue and its vicinity pre- tl
sented a splendid theme for an artist a
Friday night. The pow-wow was t
nothing compared to the association t
and mingling of men who have as w
much use for Bepublicans as the devil tI
has forhofy water. Yet they were all
there, "withobaut regrd to race," eta pt
to A FLAT DENIAL.
rt The New Orleans Timen has in its
to issue of the 13th this editorial par
iy "The question by Judge Abell of the
Grand Jury why inquiry was not made in
to the assault and badly wounding a respec
le table colored man in our streets, by a mob
of colored legislators led by the Lieuten
of Surely journalistic mendacity
ie could no further go than is shown
d in this sentence quoted from the
s Tmes. •
al Taking advantage of a state of po
k litical excitement, bordering on mob
- ocratic violence, incited by its own
C- party and shirking personal respon
lo sibility for slanderous utterances
a- under the guise of reporting a judges
r decisien, the Times perverts what
to ever facts are known as to an unfor
ts tunate occurrence on New Year's day
0e and then adds the features of a
te down right accusation against the
- Lt. Governor.
e- Now, once for all, it may as well
" be understood that quieter times
at and the enjoyment of more person
m al leisure will give to Lieutenant
d Governor Pinchback the opportuni
e ty of making the Times prove the
at libel contained.in the above quoted
We have before denied the sub
7 stance of this statement. We re
In peat our denial with emphasis and
re also with a fair warning to those
a who may persist in making the ac
Df cusation. The Lieutenant Govern
1 or had nothing whatever to do with
t, Mr. Chester's wounding, and he has
Ld rightly determined to hold those
d responsible who charge him with it.
d aWFarewell G. W. Carter. You
d have played a big hand in the game
h of Louisiana politics. Yo- have.
o That blue Spanish mantle flung
2 loosely over your shoulders, and
>f concealing underneath every imag
>f inable weapon that goes off with
r- powder, must now be taken to other
)f fields than this. But don't take it
4 to Washington, G. W., principally
because it don't look well. Chivalry
' does not set well on the National
0 stomach. When political leaders
0 there surround themselves with ruf
o fians, who make quorums of dead
men, they somehow do not get
t along. It is surprizing, but it is
e true. The new parliamentary code
of yours won't work in that coun
s try. By no stretch of logic can a
e dead man make a quorum, even of
a Legislative body. You are
"busted"-played out. Your rum
mill is closed. Not even the Mar
shal's private office is secure for
n you now. It is a pity, but it
is so. We know you wanted
"Reform,"-you needed it-no man
mor. We know you had a nice
r little job to turn over the State to
the Democrats, but it did'nt go
through. We are sorrow for the
SDemocrats, they meant well in their
t way but they are "busted" too. You
3 wont be Governor G. W. Sorry
are we but you must work fozyou
living hereafter and not have the
IState support you. Paddle your
own canoe for now will you find:
- out no Democrat will paddle it for
you. Texas customs don't get along
-here any more. It is a great mis
fortune but it is a fact. The Dig-i
ger Indians (not taxed) might af
ford you shelter-they believe in a
querum of dead men-we dont G.
W., more's the pity. Go where you
will your record will go with you,
records generally keep close com
pany with a high toned gentleman
like yourself and the Fags who you
lead. It is astonishing how records
stick to a man, yours is'nt a good
one. You went back on your friends,
and more, you went back on your
self. You believe in cutting down
the majority of your opponents by
"hook or by crook," but it won't
pay. Civilization don'tpermit it, it
may be unfortunate but it is so.
Wrap yourself in your mantle, you
won't have much chance toput it to
a more becoming use. Good bye.
iO ur correspondent " A Colored 0
Enquirer," listened attentively to the
orations at Clay Statue on Friday
night His letter, printed elsewhere
in to-day's paper exhibits a keen pen- p
etration of the ultimate designs of the y
pretended Reformers, although his
statements take an interrogatory form.
We have repeatelUy said that the '
cry of "Reform " was a blind; that ,
the ascenldancy of the Democracy was,
the aim of the fghters. The activity, L
the association the Democratic guid
anee, the requests to forego the in- a
stincts of Democracy, to endare the
temporary presence and assoeiation E
with the negro, all indicate plainly!,
that the revolntion of the State ev- :
ernmunt insane the overthrow of R
LAW AND ORDER.
its Thde trt. Republicans who re
tr- main faithf to the legitimate gov
ernmnet "leolugh good report and
he evil report are peaceful and law
m abiding. They are cool. Nothing
ob but the true nerve, which while it
n braves danger does not seek or in
ity vite it, has saved the city from the
vn horrors of a bloody riot. It is no
he wonder the Faqs cry out for a
removal of the police. The mur
o derers of '68 demanded that the
j police should be removed. Do we
not recollect that? Disorder is
n_ what the rowdy element desire, and
a the police stand in the way. The
,es thief would, if he dared, demand
at the removal of the police from the
r house to be robbed. The malefactor
with his fell spirit athirst for blood
asees in the police his only terror. Is
he it a wonder then that the Carter
revolutionists request it ? What
ell they want is mob law, the law
as under which the murder of the in
n- nocents was accomplished in '66, a
nt law which is no law, the chance of
1i- a murderous intent. Can it bep os
he sible, the colored men do not know
ed the material out of which Carter's
sergeants-at-arms are composed
b- These men have been selected aim
*e- ply because blood has no terrors
id for them. No wonder then, that
se froth this source comes a cry for
the disbandment of the police. Let
the State House swarm with an
th armed mob without discretion ex
" cept to prevent the members of the
se State government from entering
it their offices. The police have kept
down the mob spirit for years and
u with the help of a just God will
still seize and hold it-chained.
'e. I-i'The man who tried to dis
ig cover which side the Times is on,
id has gone crazy.
9- OEM -- :
tb For the Louisianian.
New Orleans Jan. 13, 1871.
SWill you please enlighten the
y colored people of Louisiana, what
ry Geo. W. Carter meant, when, with
al a sneer, he sajd in his harangue at
rs Clay statute last night, that he was
"a good Repnblican,' but if the peo
I 1Ie around him would sustain him
in his efforts to drive the Dictator
et from Illinois out of the State (be
is coming extremely emphatic) by the
le eternal, they would be uwel satified
at the result."
And what did Mr. Bowman mean
a when he said, "the reason why Car
f ter should be sustained, could not be
e discussed fully here, being a subject
n of discussion only at the firesides of
r- the peol ,'.
A COLORED EsQuCIPR.
it OFFICE PARIsa PRson,
d New Orleans, Jan. 8, 1872.
Hon. SnIroN BELDEN
e Sir-The following is a correct list
of prisoners in the Parish Prison
o awaiting trial upon capital charges be
0 fore the First District Court, for the
e parish of Orleans:
r Oct. 28, Edward Donnelly, Murder.
June 17, Ephraim Maurice, do
SJuly 6,PeterLewis, do
i" ' 22, Joseph Nixon, Arson.
e Oct. 27, Winm. Watnev, Murder.
SNov. 13, Pablo Delsaiidos, do
14, Francisco Palmesano, do
r Jan. 4, Ben Washington, do
4, Joel E. Cannon, do
SAwaitinmg decision of Supreme Court
- upon application for new trial:
Oct. 10, Jean Cambray, Robbery.
" Jules Dboais, do (
INov. 12, Jean Cadeville, burglary,
S armed with dang. weapon.
. . Piere Bertin, burg., armed
with dangerous weapon.
April 26, Prosper Commenge, robbery.
S" 29,CharlesEarle, murder.
" 29, JohnGarvey, do
May 8. Win. Leslie, embezzlement.
Sept. 1, Billy Boyd, alias Ackerman,
" 1, Wmn. Brothers, lareeny.
Nov. 11, JamesDaily, rape.
" 27, Joseph Duplechain, entering
night time with int. to rape. t
" Jean Gay fil do do c
S Raphael anuel, robbery.
S " Tbersa Derbonne, misper
John Wallace, assault with
intent to rape.
R. N. JOHNSON, d
Dy. Sheriff Lrd Keeper
Parish Prison. j
The following prisonors were trans
ferred to the Louisiana Penitentiary,
on Saturday, January 6, 1872.
Henty Johnuuson al Beub Miller, lar'y moa d
Win. Butler, la y............ me
George Emile, larceny . yr
Pierre Augnut, alia Jupiter, larceny. 1 yr s
Pierre August, " 1 yr
Robt. Lewis, alias George, alia
Wod. , larceny ... ......18 moe
R tobt. Lewis, aIa George, alias
Woods, larceny............ 18 moe
William Joseph, larceny ...... 8 moe
John Mury, " " . .... .2
Edward igJ entering dwelling.. a yr gi
-os . . ... 1 yr st
Casimer Williams, larceny ..........18 mos
Slaureance, alias Alex. Taylor, larrceny. 1 yr
Sapoleon Ajmitreng, 6 mros
SGeorge Brown, " ir y
Henry Johnso , ~ie Pomnpey, "' mos es
Margaret Brown, " 18 moe
Thos Mc rmay, " 2 yr
Eveline To1, 1 mo8 p
Pi Piaa ma
"e- Oraloa of Ho. Jets B. Peton before
ad the C d leaa. M
ig INTFElESTIG EXERCiES--INTrRODUCTORY
it I REAR or PEER AYvDERSON,
n-. W. G. M.
a The Festival of St. John the Evangelist.
ýe The Festival of St. Johh the Evan
re gelist was celebrated on Tuesday eve
is ning, December 26th, (St. Joln's Eve),
id by the Conventional Independent
he Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted
id Masons of California, in Pacific Hall,
he Bush street.
The hall was handsomely decorated
for the occasion, with wreaths and ever
Is greens. The emblems of the order w ere
on the stage appropriately arranged.
er The Grand and Subordinate Lodges
at entered the hall about 9:30 o'clock.
.W They made a fine appearance in their
n- new Regalia.
a The Orator of the Day,
of OI. :ons B. rLrTON,
8- was then conducted on the stage, and
w was introduced to the Most Worship
s ful Grand Master. He was received
? with Grand honors.
a After a prelude by the Band the In
vocation was given by Rev. Win. B.
t Smith, Grand Chaplain. This was
followed by a Masonic Ode by the
Brethren, arranged by Wnm. H. Blake,
et Grand Organist.
PETER NYDERSON, M. W. O. M.
then delivered the following
t Ladies and Gentlemen a,nd Brethren: We
d have assembled on this occassion as mem
bers of a Universal Masonic Brotherhood,
to celebrate the anniversary of our patron
saint, St. John the Evangelist.
We appear here in all the insignia of our
& Order to remind the profane world that we
' in common with all other Masons celebrate
and will continue to celebrate the fast day
of St. John the Evangelist and St. John
the Baptist on the 24th of June. The his
* tory of those two devines is so closely
connected with each other, that the Masons
1e who celebrate the one day are reminded
&t constantly of the other. While the one is
h revered for his great piety the other is re
it spected on account of his great learning.
4 But I will make my remarks brief, leav
p ing abler gentlemen than myself to ad
n dress you. It became the duty of the
r gentlemen who compose our Committee of
Arrangements, to select a gentleman well
B known for his legal attainments, distin
3 guished for his liberality, and respected
by this Grand Lodge for his manly inde
I pendence in accepting without hesitation
the offer to address this branch of our Or- t
e der. Ladies and gentlemen, I now take t
t pleasure in introducing to you the Hon
f John B. Fenton, the distinguished orator I
of th. occasion.
MR. IT.LTON'S OBATION.
Fell.w citizen : I have been honored
with an invitation to addressyou to-night.
I ha, e received from your Committee an
eloquent and touching letter, which I will ;
Sread to you. It is as follows :
To the Hon. John B. Felton, Past Grand
Orator of the Grand Lodge of Free and I
Accepted Masons for the State of Cali- t
Sn : The colored Masons of this State t
in the city of San Francieco having re
cently formed a Grand Lodge, known as
the Independent Grand Lodge-of which
fact you are doubtless aware-have re- c
solved to do homage to their patron saint, *
Saint John the Evangelist, on the 27th day
of the month of December ensuin,g by a
grand public demonstration at Pacifle
Hall, the programme to consist of an ad
The Committee of Arrangements for
said demonstration have authorized their
Chairman, who is now before you, to en-I
deavor to secure youear valuable services
by the delivery of the public address onf
the above named occasion, which will
greatly enhance our condition.
The Committee are fully aware thatyou ;l
may entertai. some scruples on the sub
ject, resulting from slavery, which feeling
only exists in America. But wedonot
'olicit you to fraternize with as further if
than to deliver a public address on the
subject of Masonry.
All over the Eastern States the recogni
tion of colored Masons is now being dis
cussed in the several Grand Lodges.
Iowa has already acknowledged them, and I
the "Masonic Journal" of this State, in H
I commenting on the proceedings relative l
to the formation of our Grand Lodge, has Ib
declared that no distant day this State he
moust acknowledge colored Masons as gr
brothers of the mistie tie. Ri
Our committee, therefore, your Honor, th
claim that in accepting our invitation you km
will only be further advancing the cause'of pt
justice and humanity, for which you have th
dilligently labored. w,
WILLIAM H. BLAKE, n"
Chairman Committee. s
San Francisco, November 24, 1871.
This letter explains fully the position in [W
which I appear before you. so,
I belong to the great body of California ed
Masons, bound by the moast solemn obli- at
gatons to obey their rules,bound to march 1,
step by step with them: And if I wish to th
tao: a naroax, An
Or to advocate a progressive advance, in qu
accordance with the liberal ideas of the hit
time, I am bonnd to contend for that
poem, iide of that eat frateniy to we
which it is my homer and hapineust the
'The time willeame, and shortly I am to
sure, when you wil tke your thf ad rwi
S equal positioninthat august
great paternity to which I 1,1o S
hope, as colored Masons ia
On Lodges, separated from the oth
distinction which no longer has
ing-the distinction of color _]
one of you in his indi iddl
>BT an independent man, assertin, ,
taming his individual rghts 4,l
be recognized an our esjqual aUdt r.
My theme to-night is tLe -,1
responsibiities which to-d.y arc
on the colored men, by their Lk
St., present condition.
The subject is eminently a _,.
for Masonry treats of all the n
an. and responsibilities of men, a
ve- grow oat of their relation to
their fellow-men, those of kLi'
et their country or their God.
THIU ADYIssIon TO YES v
all, Is but the solemn recogntio.
has always been a Ma.son in L.
his heart. Masonry accepts ..
who are already Mason.. -
er- have revealed that, t, u,, t i
ere your patron saint, S,,int J(,ý
. gelist, "the light
SHINETH IN DAK.SN
And the darkness compr
To-day those men who wre w..
their homes, crowdt:l into thi -,
mal hold of the pirate ship. Ctare
the horrors of the 3t,1d;e I'.
1d forced to groan undr the L h
taskmasters. stand f ,rth in 1b!. r.
the pioneers of a race on its road t, -
Til bUtC bEI\&i
tn-ED se assrs
All Winter and the heavra ,,t:.:
m serene-in the Summer the ,:;:
le parched and sterile, the cr,ps withq
the valleys and the catse the ein the L
As in Nature so with men. The str
that destroys is the Iurernner ,, the gJ
rious Summer. Andso. txrob u san u
ignorance and oppression, la'v s
established in our United Sc;ate l
e strange anomaly was presented a t
a world of servitude and freed,,:
)d, together to form a republic. - Ic.t
,n Liberty shed its light over thb~ ie ,,
the oppressed. And both in the ~ri
mr and in the South there wereark ".
ste PATRIOTIC MEN,
ly Who, bitterly regretting the exi:r.
hn slavery, still saw that it had be*n ,
Sto twine round every nook, and tont
ely coin of the social fabric as the inv
IS around soime of the old EnghLh
ed till its rcnoval will cause the avortl:
is the walls upon which it has ben sr
re- to grow. They dlr.ndl,,l .n tl rIld', .
ag. stronghold of slavery with knt.y :.c
'V-and undauntedl hearts. .t I ;if t ::
,d- Troy could have depu.nol, li 1I, i:v L,
be courage and skill. their ri-ht anrm,·
of have been irree-itibl,.
'1 As you, my tt:1.,w- i:izt'ns, r, .1r t
- tory of your ce untry. p.aue ant lw,.l t;:i
d the patriotism and earnestnossf af .t 1W.
e- ster and a Clay. Ther i e'src c ;ow
in ries of compromises, whse (;,': :
r- to avert war. Their one great irt
e t that they should live to s,e thr il,'
. American uplifted against :,ea,:
r brother. They f. resaw. an'l tih
proves that theVy 1 orr.,sw rr.htih '
mentous consepqln .s of tie -.
d which they pass.,l t!.ir liv.: TI.
L servative is
AS NECESS.AYT As THE RfEFiR'Lti:
11 Webster and Clay were a, indisp.i. i
the National prgr."ss ,as, t.ward "i
d ner, or the still mire a.tgcriv"d \, i.
d Phillips. But it is the fate of thi ri r-.
_. to achieve immortality. because he p.L
himself on the abstract right anl ret. I
e till the world comes up to his st.mnid
Because he represent,s an eternal t.7
which never loses its freshness or it-
b terest, while the humbler tut elull.-'
ceesary w.rk of the coni:rvative In
Sseeks to ovoid
I mIENDInG DANGEtI
And to put off the evil lay ,i.,rle ith,:
Sof all compromises an,! is for.*.ti: ·5,'
the occasion which called ,ut hi ,~Ynt
So it is with the workz, the 1 :
r thoughts and services of these gr.""
servatives. The Society for wl.h ) ]
fought crumbled, for there was 3 rst
vice and weakness in its fomunatin.'1
I as it fell,lit buried in its ruins the, .r
Son which these great intelleets bat !.::
As I think of them a brahaui ..=
Scomes to my mind from ote of tho -
orbang romances of that wonlerfiul nt
Iof ganius of your own r.-..Ale.
The giant Porthos i, ,.,nfrvt.:: -:
enemies in a rockyl cavern: att:',
powder ccmmunicating t th
a XteaA 'aLOD-'
I He extends his vast hands to the rlL:"
left to repulse the falling ro,,ki ,- ,
block is held batck by each of h: :"
hands. He bends his heal,. ande'a
granite mass sinks between: his a L
Rut the rocks falling uoin htii q'
their weight, bring the gia.nt dclv'
kness. The lateral reks, ,,r an
pushed back, draw together ,ain a
their weight to the primitiuve te!.-
would have been sufficic nt t , ,r "
men. The giant falls w'l.ut "'v .
sleeps the eternal sleep
IN THE SiPt'i' EI:
Which God had made to his m,:-r"
so, like Porthos, these giant-, v it
ed hands, relying on their h:uge str
attempted to uphold the Lu,,
rocking and falling edifice of -.,t I •
they sleep the eternal s',ep '1 riu
And now, when to any cire, mn ".
question is pot, "Are you fr,-l. r::' "
him answer unhesitatingly. 'AI r5.
If the question is put t, hLn...V
were you free-born?" let him goc e
the convuluion which shook our cOi
country to its center. There he wiU
toa tab ngainly form sitting at ...i e
with a ampaelbre him a ape "