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JAS. II. COtlUROVE, * . Editor.
SATURDAY - - - - Sept. 12, 1874.
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WHITE PEOPLE'S TICKET.
For State Treanrer :
JOHN C. MONCURE,
For Congress-4th District:
WILLIAM M. LEVY,
J. B. ELAM,
For District Jud ge.
Win. H. JACK,
For District Attorney.
M. J. CUNNINGHAM,
We call attention to the fact that
although "a friend, and a true one,
of the people," we must live while
we fight. We cannot publish anything
without pay; and being willing to do
our share, and more, of the work, still
we are constrained to call upon our
friends for pecuniary aid. We feel
it has only to be intimated to assure
We return thanks to our numerous
"brethren of the quill," for the kind
manner with which the editor of the
Vihdiktor was treated, durtug his
trip to Baton Rouge and New Or
Our parish has been visited daily
adaring the week with refreshing rains,
cooling the heated air and parched
earth. Caterpillars have as yet done
no damage. Crop something over
River still very low and falling.
The Bertha Bruiner rsehed Grand
Ecore with freight of Durfee and
Bryarly, on Sunday.
Our thanks are tendered to the Ra
pidet Agricultural Fair Association,
for ani. invitation to attend their se
cond meeting at Alexandria, which
takes place Monday, October 19th,
Business acotinues dull in our city,
very little if any new eotton offering.
Steeks with our merebhants generally
Reistration was opened on Mon
day last which had been deferred on
til that time, owing to the non arri
val' ofebl nks and bookb . Every
thing goes briskly on and we will
have S fair sad full registration, er
tai . . .
S-K. .. Hawley left oar iy on
Monday, for Sbreveport, lmak in
futurthat ety his headquarters, re.
tdising occasionally to Natchbitohobes,
to attend to such professional duties
as may he required.
W eherowMaly reommepd the Doe
to to the citisea.. of Shreveport and
vicinity, as a epferienced and ski
fiulDentis, and we bespeak for him
maný reated ram,
~ofd tW r i er WuSchss,.a
neat, well edited, live whiteman's pa
per, Psbled ndt edited by W. A.
Lasse t , ,aOa so ttuti Rilver par
ish. We w*el e it into lie, and
know it will become a terror to evil
doers in that vicinity.
It seems strange that some of our
people, and we must say it is con
fined to but few, should desire to con
tinue to place confidence in the im
plied, expressed or written pledges of
the former Radical leaders of our par
ish, men, who to-day, would do us
all the evil in their power were they
not constrained to keep quiet from
fear of responsibilities. We have all
Along opposed an affiliation, line of
policy in our dealings with the charac
terless individuals representing the
opposition in our parish; and had our
advice been strictly heeded, the con.
fidence still lingering with some few
colored people, in them, would have
long sinc been lost. For in no in
stane since ince our first movement in
June have we appointed a commit
tee to wait upon them that did not
tend, in their opinion, to give them
some self-confidence. Now, at this
moment when all reasons for holding
intercourse with them have ceased,
we must think strange at least, of any
one who would advocbate it, even from
motives of policy.
We could not accept any pledges
firom these men either as a body or
as individuals, for we have but to
refer to their solemn assurances made,
written, signed and published as an
organic body in 1872, not to inter
fore or disturb the compromise then
made between the legal McEnery and
the usurping Kellogg officials in this
parish, to have an illustration of the
manner they give and violate pledges.
The moment affairs had resumed their
wanton course, and the people had
been lulled into a senae of security,
their agreements were violated with
out compunction and' made an open
boast with Boullt and his underlings
of how lhe had us under his feet.
The Parish government then foist
ed upon as, will long remain in our
memory, and we fearlessly say that
the violation of the compromise of
1872 led to our action in 1874.
We cannot, n-or on our own part
will we trust these men at all. Their
promises are perfectly idle and we
laugh them to score. Once, have we
been duped, and that was our misfor
tune, it would be more than criminal
to allow ourselves deceived thescond
time. We know them too well.
Breathing time Is all they desire.
They imagine this just and indignant
feeling of the people, will blow over,
and they will again be allowed to go
on in their work of plunder and til
lainy. We take the past for our ex
perience and reject in tote all pledges
from these thieves, and should any
be accepted, we can only predict
untold calamity to our people.
The "Journal" on Front Street, has
assunmed, in the numerous changes of
its Editorial staff, the Camelion quali
ties and bas gone through all the
phases, both as to tone andtolor, with
in the last three weeks, from a mixed
white, through a black, and has land
ed upon a deep blueo.
J. Gf. Lewis, the' hinky-headed
Csanadiannegro, than whom nomore
villainous scoundrel, or hater ofthe
white race does not exist, tried his
name at the mast head of the Repub
liem for one week, and we mutasuy
his effort was weak indeed. When
lo and behold! Edward Ezernack, a
aap-headed youth possessing more
brass than brains, has the brasn eof.
frontery to put ap his same as the
Editor in chief. Ye God's what cheek,
when the youth cannot wrie twom
lins in plain English to save him.
The "Organ" must be on its last legs
when aeh talent is alled into e
We are in reeeipt of a Extra from
the Conebatta IMn, containing a
fall account of the canses and results
of lthe Red River riot, whiak owing to
it. length and our haring already
givs the subsntancee of the a~ir, we
aonotrepblish. SuIlce to na my,
that thel men who were tilled, met
ajoat ad fearful: dooem, and their
deathsbhould serve as a warnmingto
the white'demons in human lshape
who strt in ouar rt, of the way
they will be helql to aeeount, should
they delude'the innocent blacks into
a collision with the white eitiseas of
Before these men ean do us harm
or foree apon oar people the necessity
for action, had they not better leave
s, naetIr to return . They can never
their presene.a tiy forebedeovil.
We- aqre: req o t there
willbe ta meetag of the eitizeas of
ward I1, on tbnday next, 14th last.,
to Orna a cmanpaig club and elest
dteslegates to iattend thle. Parih Con
vention on the 81st inrst All eitises
opposed to the psent Kellogg asurp
ationaure espectflly invited to at
That our people may not misenn
derstand the.fact, that thie Attorney 1
General has applied for troops to i
President Grant, and that functiona
ry has instructed the Secretary of i
War to furnish them in "sufficient" a
numbers to preserve peace, and arrest I
lawless individuals in the three States
of South Carolina, Alabama and Lon- :
isian; we publish in full the dispach- i
es relating thereto.
We are all of the smime opinion as
to what we will do in the event of i
their being sent to our midst, but I
how that action' will begin, public i
opinion seems divided. That our i
minds have been long since mane up,
that no power on earth can continue i
this Kellogg fraud in rule over our l
people, and that we will resist to the 1
death any force that may be applied I
to that end, is the fixed and unaltera- I
ble determination of the people of I
The United States troops can come I
among us for two purposes, Ist, to pre- I
serve order and restore peace; should
we require their presence for such
purpose, and which does not exist at 1
this time, for the civil authorities
aided by the willing assistance of the
white citizens, can check all violence
and arrest all offenders ; 2d to foster,
protect and defend the continuation I
of the monstrous iniquity, the plamn
der upon Government, which has ex
isted by sufftrage alone, for the past
six years in Louisiana.
We can have no serious objection to I
the Federal authorities sending a
force here for the purposes first spe
cified, but their residence among us
will be trying indeed, not from any
fear of an outbreak of our people,
but their situation will be singular,
and they will be compelled to con- I
duct themselves with care, and their 4
acts must be strictly in accordance
with the erpressed purposes for which
they come. But should this move
ment of troops be intended for a Fed- i
eral interference with the affairs of l
Louisiana, a movement to give 1
strength and back bone to the plund- !
eting thieves and merciless villains, a
who are noJ quiet, but not convineet,d,
then God help omr opponelts.
We are not disposed to bd blood
thirsty, but when a people who have
saffered with patience so long as we
have, have cried aloud to the world
for help, and that help has been de
nied as, dispair and desperation have
filled our nature, and we are deter
mined upon one of two things. That
Louiaiana mast be governed by white
cifieens, or that in sityj days she will be
blotted.from the iap of free S`dtes,
and a military force suficient to eon
quor 1s hrsll be stationrd in erery
We cannot understand why some
of our eitizens should indulge in the
pleasure of social intercourse with
the villainous bipeds, who lately lord
ed it over our down-trodden people.
It may be habit, bet we cannot say
it loolcs much like high tone. Have
gentlemen ever thought of having
convieta for assoeiates upon the pub
lie streetfs, have they imagined them
selves indulging in the social glass
with branded galley slaves, surely 1
not. ;Yet these, individuals are far
worse in character than the meanest
conviet that has ever disgasced the I
annals of rime. 'iiese menrarp not 1
only thieves, but they are tnralto too
their race and the vile betrayers of'
their civilizatlon. i
Let as see no moren of this hobnob
ing with them. We can he politeI
without being familliar, and distanee
with such characters, will lend en
We amre itt receipt of a comnmunica
tion from gentlemen in Grant parish,
which we publish ewhbere in fuall.
We consider it needless to refer to
the matter at length. -,Our peoptle, i
though poverty-stricken, must sub- a
scribe to this fntd, as it is a matter ,
aIn which not only thie lives of our 1l
friends sare involved, but questions of l
the liberty of our whoble people are at I
issune. Sabeription bookls ares open l
at the followling places in our city, I
ad .contributions i o ee enokey re
At Trieshel & Airey's, Carver &
Taylor, Casparl & Dietrich, T. Schu I
mn ~~d a. Geinolas' store.
Our thanksare duo and tendered
with gratitude to C. FP. Dranguot 1
Eaq., for the ableand energetie man
aer in *leh he eenduceted the col
mna f the Viditst P r during the
abence of the Editor. We trust
that we may have occasion to recip
meate his kindness.
Remember, to vote youa mut re. I
ister. D;I not fail in th letn duty '
as aliiea. Let every white man
come forward and secure hbis right. in
time., The registration closes ii .this
cit~ on to-day.
R. H. Marr.
We give the following extract from
the speech of the Hero of the second
revolution in Louisiana--the lion. It.
I. Marr, as his views upon Federal
interference. We see his opinion
coincides with that of all true Louis
ianians, and regarding in the two
powers, attempting to perpetuate the
fraud, of the Kellogg goternment,
the United States as the greater, he
proclaims that the Federal power be
ing such, should be resisted with
more force tian the less. The Revo
Intion is a fixed fact and our people
rmust throw aside all legal gonsidera
tions or constitutional consequences.
If Gen. Grant chooses to interfere
in this matter and uses the federal
troops, to keep down the jfst indig
nation of the white citizens, and
thereby attempts to perpetrate the
monstrosity now attempting to govern
us, the responsibility most rest with
him. We will retire within our bor
ders, and putting our trust in the jus
tice of our cause and the God of bat
ties, try the issue upon the field, and
with us must survive or sink civiliza
tion and civil liberty:
lie said tha:t all governments that
were established without the consent
of the people were tyrannies and usur
pations. Kellogg cried for troops and
his appeals for them were many and
plaintive to dragoon the people into
submission to his lawless government,
and this adnmitted need for guns to
maintain himself stamped his golern
went a usurpation.
What did the usurper appeal to, he
asked, to law, to right, no, his appeal
was to might.
When a government was establish
ed against- the wishes of the people, it
was the right and duty of the people
to overthrow that government. He
did not wish to be misunderstood,
God forbid that any word or action
of his should cause a public distur
bance; but God forbid that aniy word
or act of his should induce any of
his fellow-citizens to bow their necks
to the yoke of the usurpation.
But although it was the right of the
people some times it was prudent to
delay the exercise of that right. He
then related how the efforts of the
people for a hearing had been met at
Washington, by the .ead of the Gov
ernment, and said now, if the Gov
ernment would not hear, when they
again refused to listen, then it devolv
ed upon the people themselves to re
dress their wrongs. Let there then
be an appeal to arms and to the God
of hosts and battle. See that there is
a fair registration, work for it, do
every thing for it that is possible but
The Republican grows lachrymose
in its recital of the great wrong eom
mitted upon I. L. Faulkner by some
unknown parties in drowning his
mule; but with all its tears, we can
see some of the secret satisfaction of
its crocodilish nature, which under
lies the terrible outburst of indigna
tion in its last week's issue.
Come, Mr. Republican, to the causes
that led to this infamous act'. Was it
not for the reason that R. L. Faulkner,
who is a colored man, respectable
and respected, Hyperion to a Satyr,
when contpared with surch spawns as
the editors of the "Republican" or its
followers; that Faulkner, as we said,
was a member of the Committee of
Seventy, a Republican but net in as
cord with the theiving gang repre
sented by the "Republican" and its
brainless editor, that his property
was destroyed. Did not the fathers
of that journal say, "that PFulkner
deserved '500 lashes for being S mhmre
her of said Committe" a4 manot this
outrage be traced to just aueh talk
asthat ? We do not propose to shed
tears over this vile aet, which we con
aider a cowardly revenge, bat we,ian
tend to act in the matter. The white
people consider that Faulkner lost
his property from the frct that he
was their frfend,, and we intend no
colored man shall simamr from being
with us. Four fold, shall be who is
true to us, be rewarded.
The energy displayed by Capt. 8i
non indordln~t ilHttles to shippers,
deserves the consideration and thanlks
of our commanity. He has plaed
the Berths Branuer, * light draught
packet, and one well calculated to
afford accommodation for freight and
to paslsengers, above e th fall ti ran
in connection with the ifeeo and
Bryarly below, thbaus keeplg up week.
ly communication with New Orleas
as in high water. Qar old friend
Ferd. Cellos, has commnad of the
Bnruaner, ond w.p cherblly eepmnapd
him to our shippers sand the travel
We call attention to the card of J.
C. Deais, Cotton Factor and ICom.
miasion Merchant, T57 Caurode St.,
New Orleans. Our worthy towlsman
Dr. J. 8. 8tephens, is his reprsents-
tive here. We ea recommeasd the
house as a frst clasa one, ad partes
can be arssred of atisfaction who
deal with it.
The two thing that a roma will
"go witd" over, are usually, a new
dress Ipattern and a toothache.
I have always enjoyed the conft
dence of my lople, as will be evi
denced by their action. In 1868 1
canvassed the Parish in thatcampaign, I
was on the Democratic Executive
Committee. In 1870O I was elected I
mayor of this city over a life-long
democrat, and an old and highly es
teemed citizen, at th6 same time rep
resenting some of our citizens pro
fessionally at the bar. In 1872 I was
elected to the legislature as a liberal
republican, and have always enjoyed
the confidence of this people until I
became a republican:
I think it well to state in justifica
tion of these charges, that I announc
ed before I went into the republican
party, that I did so to bring about
reformation in my own parish, and
have done so by my last act, in hav
ing a good conservative democrat ap
pointed to the important position of
taxcollector vice D. II. Boullt, Sr.,
I did not seek the appointment of
parish judge, as I declined to give
up quite a lucrative practice for the
We extract the above from a letter
written by E. L. Pierson, and pub
lished in the 8Arersport Times of thei
6th. As the eoqmuanication referred
to is quite lengthy, and contains de
tails of business matters between
himself and Col. Wim. M. Levy,
which we consider as altogether pri
vate, and with which the public do
not care to intermeddle, its publica
tion in fulironld be uninteresting to
our general readers; in consequence
we extract the only paragraph which
refers to the people at large, and pro
pose to give it "an airing."
It will he news to ninety-nine one
hundredths of the citizens of Natchi
toches parish, that this gentleman (A?)
ever "enjoyed their confidence," for
the statement is totally at variance
with the truth. Mr. E. L. Pierson
does not, nor has not, during the whole
course of his life, enjoyed tihe confi
dence of ten men in the parish of
Natchitoehes, and he himself is as
well aware of the fact as any one.
What honors the people have cod;
ferred upon him has been under pro
test and for specific reasons. The
confidence and esteem with which his
family was held, and is, by all our
citizens, bad all to do with his ad
vancements: The people of the par.
ish of Natchitoches knowing full well
his character, were disposed to forget
and forgive, but all their kindness
has been requited by his asp like
lie was elected Mayor in 1870, upon
the young men's ticket, and simply
represented a symbol, possessing him
self no popularity, and every man
who then voted for him did so with
feelings of protest and are now asham
ed of it.
In 1872 he was placeed upon the Me.
Enery ticket not as a Liberal Repub
lican, but simply becamse he was reg
istrar, ad Lmsowing Ai. qwalitiee he
was nominatedl heesesmre he s. bi~d for
by the oppetoe. These are facts
that ean b..he teetiled to by all our
people. Let the gentlemma (t) con
line himself to his pivate mattors and
notdrag our people lato a support of
bhi character, or a vindication of his
acts, and we will have nothing to say.
But when he says Ih. enjoys the con
idenee, rspect or eateem of even a
respectabla minority of our eitizens,
it is sking to mecb, and no matter
how aueh we might desire not to
give this individual elfo importance,
we must brandit as false, and not
at all lsusceptible of proof. The two
latter elauses ae too imssy for com
We are pleased te learn of the ap
polutmat of our fellow eitizen, Dr.
8. O. Seragg,to the Chali of Thera
petle. sad Cleical Medcine, in the
Charity Hospital Medical College of
New Orleas.. This is not only a
compliment worthily bestowed upon
our friena Dr. Serggs, but an honor
tenmdemd our prish, for which we feel
a gratefal pride.
D. Warftn Bricell is the Dean and
we take pleasue In recommending
to otr young citiseas who design the
stady of Medicine, to attend this In
titation, for a facaulty composed of
the above namedl, sad such as Dr.
Chopin, Brins, Stone, Beard, Sehup
pertant thers, eanet q ito gly
a good medicalt edation.
Capt. John MitchlIl and his worthy
oicers of the steamer Flets, will
long be remembered for their energy
and klidness, in getting through the
delegates to the B~aton Rouge Con
vention; In throwing aside alt con
siderations for self or' proet, to put
them in Bton Bouge In time, he has
ashown a spirit worthy of emualation,
and will have the hearty support of
all oar people, which. we eonsider no
more ha his just desert. We have
plety of trade for two jpikets, ad
we cannot see why Capt. Mitchell is
not as deserving as any one for a
It is a true saying. "The gods help
those who help themselves." Non,.
the leess true, we believe, are the woru1h
which Schiller, in "Wilhelm Tell,"
puts into the mouth of Rediug :
"The gods help only. when ian
Can help no more."
In sharne and humiliation Louis..
iana has crouched and and whined at ti10
feet of thriftless adventurers and ig.
norant negroes, when her own haid,
Iheld the weapons of her deliverance.
1W: she too cowardly or too weak to
wield them ?
On beaded knees we have gone to
Congress and begged for help, only to
come honme again and cringe at tah
feet of our insolent masters. Spra
from a race without a peer in the e%.
pire of humanity, we have sat quietly
down, while onle by one very right,
save that of bare existence, has been
stripped from its by barbarians, in.
ferior in nnaber, in entelleet, in re.
sources. Emboldened by our su
mission, and encouraged by the peri
patetic villains whose feet are upon
our necks, savage lust hms perpotra
ted the foulest outrages upon femnale
Again and again we have been
taunted with our weakness, have
been reminded that the troops were
withdrawn and dared to an amsertion
of our rights.
Who is so vile a slave as the ask
that dare not be a freeman Whose
fault is it, men of Louisiana, that to.
day you labor beneath burdens of tax-.
ation ; that your money is drawn from
you to pamper the political empiries,
who roll in luxury, while you delibe
rate between starvation and emigra
tion ? Manifestly your own.
White men, men of your own race,
are begging, not for bred--but for
work-altopportunity for honest la
bIr, while the people of this city are
feeding and lfatening the men to de
feat us at the November election.
What are the White Leagues of New
Orleans doing ? What are the practi
cal results of their organisation i Are
they lying supine, while their brethren
in the countr.v parishes are working
for the deliverance of Louisiana ?
Let them wake up to the respon
sibility that rests upon them, and let
us see, as the fruits of their endeav
ors, white men in all the employment.
now monopolized by the negroes.
The time has come when we must
use for our own salvation all the re
sources which God has placed in our
Every housekeeper, in the regula
tion of her domestic affairs; every
drayman in the choice of his drivers;
every common-carrier in hiring his'
hands ; every association and org.:ni
tion, of whatever character, every
department of trade, every branch of
industry, must legislate for the safe
ty of Louisiana, and the existense of
the white w rahce.-E. 0. Ballctin.
A Registration Office Closed.
Owing to the outrageous conduet of
the registrars in the Temot Wanl,
Capt. Flood, the United 8upervisor,
cloned the poll about the time we go
The action of Capt. Flood deserves
the thanksof our community.--N. 0.
Bulletin, 4th. a
So they begin tlneiroutrageous eon
duct as early as this. Where now is
the man who is bold enough to say
that even the semblance to a "fair
election" is to be held in this State.
No one believes it and we will not
be deeeived. We ihave besd iton
our streets during the week, declared
by Radicals, that we would never
win uonless we captured time govern
ment: New Orleans, we aslenly
call upon you to do youer duty.
The failuare of the Teutonia and
Citizo'. Bank's, is annnesed.
Washington, 8ept. ..-District At
torney Beckwith is here. He will
authorize no statement resrding the
situation. Orders have en lisned
plataing troops at New Orltmas, Baton
Rou She-veport, Alesandria, Mon
re, Hir and it. Mtartnsvile,
in LounllsaL. Tim sllowing order
with the ait ef the PieMdt aid
atth ee of the Genealh The
headqu of the armies a the
Unitaed as be etabliaeA in
St. Louis, M., in the oatl of Oc
tober, next. The regulations ad or
de now governig the fnactions of
the or f t rhe and thMe in '
relatimoln a taneistim miaaw
the War Department ad its bsi
aes, willeaontine in ra. The
orderIs siged by Adulat General
Townaend h erder of $the Sseeqtary
Vermoat gisv Psplcaui. Oh!
All quiet at Ce ,ittra ; The eases
of the riotswinl published in full
by the amomittee sent to New Otleas
for that prppose.
CitSes if 8bhreveport htave tle
graphed a lengthy yellioo toGe'.
Grant, demanding a caurt of iaquiry
into the recent treoubles in North
The Convention at Pleasant Hill,
La., nominated J. B. Elam for the
1State Senate, W. H. Jack for District
Judge and M. J. Cqaninghan for
istrict Attorney. These are good
selections and will satisfy our people.
Let the work of good nominatias go
on, and we will preseant ticketto
the people without reproach, and one
that will command confidence and