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J. 31. SWEENEY,
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
Saturday, Sept. 16, 0176.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL10F GRANT PARISH.
All Judicial Adv. ttiuinents, of ev e.y
kind, mtsr he paid for iuredliate.ly
after the tirst iu ert itp, othel 1i ise thel
will he discontlinilc t...No eN, xcleptiol.ns
will Ihe made to tltil rule.
W'e would rlespec'tfully notify the
owners of real wttatA, who want to a.ll
or leaoe the samne, that if they give us
ia description of the ladu, the termst of
sale or lease, etc., c,,' will adiertise
it in the CuaiLettIl .., anI d if t e
effect a sale or lees, we will charge a
commission that may hw ag,,reed upou;
if we don't, we shall charge nothing
for our troublle. Parties who hlave
gins, mills. horses, mules, heef cattle.
milch co we, hogs, sheep, etc., etc., can
make similar arrangements. Thot',
also, who wish to trade t1one sort of
property for another can use our tol
uttns on the same tt1lhs.
The letter of W. L. Richardson,
Esq., was unavoidably crowded out
of this issue. It will appear next
Tuesday next, the i)th in4t..
will be the Israelites New Yeas,
and Thursday, the 28th. the Day
of Atonement. These holidays
are strictly observed by the Jewish
On the 25th of last month
Pinchback drew the sum of $16,
066 90 from the United States
Treasury, as the reward of his per
severance in knocking at the door
.tf lte United States.Senate.
The Gazette, the property of t' e
late4let rning Board, has not ts
yet hoisted the name of Geo. L.
bmith. Will our Republican ex
changes of this Congressional Dis
trict please bear this in mind?
The Associated Press dispatches
of the 8th reported the death of
Gen. 31. Jeff. Thompson, our State
Engineer. He died in St. Joseph,
Mo., about 4 o'clock on the even
ing of the above date. General
Thompson was born at Harper's
Ferry, Virginia, January 22, 126,
and was, therefore, a little ove
50 years of age. He became chief
State engineer of I.uisiana iin
1868, and held the position up to
the time of his death.
Tas N. O. & . . . R.-The New
Orleans Picayune says that the
work on this road is rapidly pro
greasing, and according to the
latest news, forty miles of grading
is completed west of Alexandria.
A strong force of about 600 men
is kept constantly at work, and
the grading of the road is being
earnestly pushed forward. Be
tween Alexandran and Barou
(Goula, the point where the con
nection with the Chattanooga rail
road is to be made, the whole dis
tance ha. been graded with the
exception of about thirty miles,
which, with the present force at
work, can be completed in a short
The Convention last Saturday.
The Republican Nominating
(ronvention, held at the Court
House, on Saturday last, paised
off quietly and orderly. The nom
inations, in most instances, appear
to have given satisfaction. Some
dissatisfaction exists as to a few.
Major Blackman, of Alexandria.
was on hand to address the meet
ing at the adjournment of the
Convention. He made a big effort,
and was istened to with attettion.
Distrit AttMaey Hunter also ad
dresdd the .rd people and
advised theLm h rafter to look to
the DeIm aes or their where
withal, a he were under obligS
tionms to Lthem So e venrything they
had. CoL Randotph then ad
dressed, or read, an essay to
those assembled en good gov
ernment. How much was under
stood of it, we do not know. By
the way, the Colonel is a clever
,ld g~intleman, one of the olden
tini'., and well qualified for any
1.. '-tion within the gift of the peo
pl., and worth}, too.
Several sml! guns then shot off.
but the damage done by them was
The proceedings of the Conven
tion will be found elselvhere in
Parish Nominating Convention.
Co.rFAX, (a.GNTr PARISH, Lt.,
S Sept. 9, 1l76. 4
The Parish Convention, held by
the Republicans, to,-day, to nomi
tiate parishi and ward officers, re
sulted in the selection of C. H.
Thomas for Retpresentative; H.
McKnight, Parish Judge; J. B.
McCoy, Sheriff; L. E. Torrey,
Clerk; W. C. Harris, Recorder;
Harry Hall, Coroner.
Police Jurors-Ist ward, Tom
Johnson; 2d ward, Hansom Bris
coe; 3d ward, Winm. Foster; 4th
and 5th wards, C. W. Gillett; 6th
and ith wards, SauL,Curry.
Justices of the Peace-1st ward,.
Lorenzo Smith; 2d ward, Perry
Woods; 3d ward, James Brian;
4th ward. C. W. Gillett; 5th ward,
no nomination; 6th ward, John
Chellette; 7th ward, Lafayette
Constables-Ist ward, James
Smith; 2d ward, J. A. Woodward;
:3d ward, Franklin Corly; 4th
ward, Winm. At'eU; 5th d, no
nomination; 6th ward, sitand
SChellette; 7th waki, J. L etcher.
The following resolutions were
read and adopted :
Whereas, We, the Republican
r party of the parish of Grant, con
sider the nominations made by th:
National and State Republican
Coeventions as being eminently
wise and well calculated to har
Simwonize and perfect unity, and in
spire confidence in the mind, of
_ the people; therefore, be it,
Rtesolved, That we heartily ea
- dorse the nomination of Hayes
and Wheeler for President and
Vice President of the United
states, and 8 B. Packard and all
the other nominees on the State
ticket, and promise them our u..i
Resolved, farther, That the pro
ceedings of this meeting be pub
- lished in the CorF.tX CHuioxICLE
* and the New Orleans Republican.
s The Convention then adjourned.
ED. CLARKE, President.
HI. McK.qourw, Sec'y.
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S MorroCoMEar, LA., Sept. 13, '16.
E Idior ('no KosI('.E:
Learning from his notices that
D. A. Ward, the Supervisor, furn
ished our parish, that he would be
at this place on the 11th and 12th,
that his time might not hang heav
ily on his hands a number of the
public-spirited citizens of this
place and vicinity got up a
barbecue for the 12th, and invited
speakers from this and adjoining
parishes to address the people.
The harbecue was a decided
success, there being nearly five
hundred persons present, of whom
about one-fourth were colored.
We had speeches from the Hen.
(i. A. Kelly, of Winu, Houn. W. H.
Jack and J. M. Cunningham, Esq.,
of Natchitoches. Win. A. Strong,
SEsq., Democratic nominue for Sec
retary of State, arrived after the
s jpeeches had been made and the
l nter was in progress. He was
called on for a speech, but owing
to the lateness of the hour, after
a few remarks excused himself,
and the meeting broke up.
The peoplel of this vicinity are
entitled to great praise for the
scald on which their preparations
were made. Over 1000 pounds of
meats were contributed, and
bread by the 1001bs. was procured
from AU.lxandria or baked here;
and there was enough for all the
multitude, but nothing left. All
Swent home satistied.
Owing tothe packet being behind
time. Hen. W. F. Blackman, . O.
Hunter and E. G. Randolph, Esq's,
failed to get here.
The meeting resulted in the
registration of 8 voters, and the
people were fully informed of the
nature of the issues of the coming
Hon. G. A. Kelly, of Winn, was
the first speaker. He described
an1 cont.r'sted the nominees of
the two parties, and explained
their diffreut platforms. lie call
ed the attention of the colored
people to the elmissaries arrong
them, and warned them of thei
promises and threats of such par
ties, who were trying to force them
to vote in rain as heretofore,
without knowing who or what
they voted for. He e':pl~ined
Lord's resolution, claiming that
act passed by a Democratic House
as binding upon the whole party,
and pledged to the colore. race
all their rights under the constitu
tion, and asserting the willingness
of the party to abide by that reso
He was followed, by M. J. Cun
ningham, Esq., who particularly
urged the necedity of organiza
tion and individual effort, showing
its results in various sections
where elections had been carried
by small majorities, obtained by
extra effort, and how many other
ends might have been accomplish
ed had the Democratic party been
more alive to their own interest.
He then called attention to the
fact that life, property and happi
ness had been better secured to
the negro in the. States under
Democratic, than those stillunder
Republicau rule, citing South Car
olina and Louisiana as compared
with the rest; and in our home
affairs how the radical parasites
had by mismanagement and fraud
destroyed their resources, stating
that as District Attorney he re
ceived the scrip of Natchitoches
and Red River, and thatit was un
saleable and almost entirely worth
less, while DeSoto, a Democratic
parish adjoining paid him
uge fee within a few days, after
dMtt adjourned, in cash--her par
paper being in demand at par.
INext Hon. W. H. Jack was in
troduned and mide one e the
most logical and comprehensive
speeches I have ever heard. He
vividly described the unhappy con
dition of the radically governed
Southern States, charging that the
Governors of suct States could
not protect their people, and would
not if they could; that they were
without real power, even where
surrounded by Federal bayonets,
for the reason that bayonets could
not be made a substitute for the
support of public opinion and
right. He callest attention to the
corruptions of the Republican
party of this State and read the
following extract from the mouth
piece and chief organ of the party,
the New York Tribune :
"No one knows anything of the
political history of Louisiana since
its reconstruction, or what was
called its reconstruction, can have
any doubt as to what course should
be taken with the whole tribe of
conspirators who call themselves
the Republican party of that State.
T''hey would not be tolerated for I
an Iustant in any Northern State.
Nay, more, we take it upon our
selves to say that in ro Northern
State would the Republican party
permit such fellows to hold con
spieuous positions, much less as
same to control the organization.
They are bad through and through;
bad in spirit, bad in purpose, bad
of character and of record; an un
mitigated set of pdltical scamps
and adventurers. Their success,
however they might label it, would
be a Republican defeat, and we
are not certain that a Republican
national victory, coupled with their I
triumph in Louisiana, would be
somewhat in the nature of a pub,
"We have so grown into the
habit of connecting State aid Na
tional politict that we do not read
ily discriminate between them,
but there is one case at least where
the two may properly and ought;
actually to be divorced. Republi
canism in Louisiana is a sham,
and worse than a sham. It has
no claim upon the confidence of1
honest men, and deserves only de
feat. The party is stronger with
out than with it It will be well
to have it understood that the sup- i
port of the Republican Presiden
tial ticket does not by any means 1
include responsibility for or sym
pathy with the Pinchback-Packard
alliance in Louisiana"
He then addressed the colored
people, telling them that the white
race was and always would be pre
dominant, and bound to rule; that
all other races had always given
way before them; that from a
handful in the centro 'of Europe
they had spread over the best por
tions of the world?, and that every
race that opposed them had been
swept aside or away; how the In
dian had chosen hostility instead
ot peace, and from millions they
have faded to a handful, and soon
would be gone, and asked if they
coveted such a future; if not, to
turn from following strange gods
and unite with us in driving the
usurpers from office; come and go
with us, we will aid, assist and
protect you. We are pledged to.
protect black Democamts, and wge:
ine,d to do it.
He then explained the manner
in which a large debt had been
imposed upon the parishes by the
Republicans, and how they, the
bone and sinew of the country,4
had it indirectly to pay in prices,
" and were interested in reducing
taxes as low as possible; that a;
large percentage of the distress
and hardless of times was owing'
to the amouct of taxes collected
every year in the State and carried
off by the people their votes placed
in power; but he was glad to state
that he had proof that the colored
people were coming to their
se~n; that several prominent
members of ladical negro clubs
offered to go with him over his
parish and advise the negroes to,
vote the Democratic ticket, and by
the members already enrolled in
Democratic clubs. Wer'r END.
M.mvNo MERY, LA., Sept. i3, '76.
lEditor CuIrloxwitL.: :
I notice in the last issue of your
paper a letter signed "Outsider,"
Sbrought oat by Ujy lms commnuni
cation. KI expeeed somebody
would equina, aamaow we know
who `ia shit. Wd painlydoes not
class himself as one of the excep
tions'I noted. His letter as not an
answer to a single statement of'
maine, being merely a fling at many
things, all amounting to very little.
He states among other things that'
a negro school was taught, and a
respectable bar started. The peo-'
pie here know all these facts and.
remember all the circumstances.
and know that teaching a negro'
school did not make a radical, nor
the opening of a saloon erect a
lnqro dram shcap, such as they have
We have always known that the
radical party used the free schools
as advertisements, and often gave
them to their strikers in payment
for dirty work, but as they have
little use for an agent in this coim
'munity, allowed us a session with
out such recompense. Does '"Out
sider" think that public schools are
the free q(Zi of the parish board to
teachers ? I claim the free schools
as the right of the tax-paying cit
izen, and that the teacher is but
the laborer, and if he does MIs
duty, is worthy of his hire.
Has "Outsider" read the extract
quoted from the N. Y. Tribune in
another letter, published elsewhere \
in this paper, and Judge Iay's (of
Ouachita) letter in the New Or
leanalDemocrat., also Jasper Black
burn's statement in his Iliad?
F-rom them you will see that I am
not alone in my viewi on Louis
You go on to mention the elec
tion in ward 7. Now, perhaps
you do not realize that you have
very little interest here, and per
haps you have not heard that
those three negro voters you think
you control here have gone back
on you. Don't promise their sup
port to Jim Alexander or any other
man until you see them again.
And, in future, don't throw any
Latin at us. We consulted our
i frienee, and although we all know
that "E pluribns unum" is Latin
for Hail Colt*nbia, and that "Sic
semper tyrlanis"' means "Take
your foot off my neck;' this puz
zled us for a while; but finally
agreed that a literal construction
of your "mirabile dictu" means,
in plain English, "miserable dic
tation," and we consider it very
appropriate, knowing, that the ar
ticle referred to was dictated by a
tow-headed -individual while suf
fering from one of his occasional
attacks of bilious colic, and written
by some one else, who furnished
the Latin. WEST E.D.
Taft's Instr2c' io.
The Washington correspondent
of the New York Herald writes
under date of September 3 :
The Attorney General, in giving
his instructions to United States
marshaks in the Southern States
relative to crimes against the:elec
tivefranehise and civil rights, as
!provided in the Revised Statutes
of the United States, has been
been controlled by a very discrim
inating and careful cousideratio ,
of what may properly come within
4the purview of the Federal laws
as distinguished from those acts
which constitutionally fall under
ithe jurisdiction of the several
States. Besides having taken a
very conscientious view of what
Congress intends that he shall see,
as the principal law officer of the
g'overnment, is faithfullJ observed
by all the States in the latter of
elections, he is determined that,
since `a number of outrages in sec
tions! of the South have been
brought to his attention, a thor
ough examination shall be made
into them and the just penalties
prescribed by Congress shall be
vigorously inflicted after proper
trial according to law. He has
had a condition of affairs, conspi
cnously in Alabanama, Mississippi
and South Carolina, brought to his
knowledge recently, which requires
,the stern correction of tt laaw,
and, if found to be as represented,
he will. so far as in him lies, under
Sirection and with full undersatld
ing of President Grant, see to it
that the remedy is applied. He
has directed the Marahd of the
Southern District of Alabama,
upon the representations made to
him by Senator Spencer, of Ala
bama, and others, to look carefully
into the manner in which elections
have been conducted there, and to
co-,perate in bringing to trial un
der criminal prosecutions, aided
by the district attorney, where
proper and necessary, all persons
charged with crime. He has also
given strict instructions to call to
justice all, parties concerned in
While speaking over these cases,
and the general complaints made
against people in the Southern
States, Judge Taft manifests great
conservatism and conscientions
ness. He will not be actuated by
any feeling of animosity or bitter
ness which parties may seek to
Saronu, in him, but wil! do his full
duty in the premises impartially
and unflinchingly. In many '*ases
he has been considerably perplex
ed to get at the true state of facts,
but he personally weighs every
one of them, with all the evidence
presented to the goverinent, in
the most cautious and exacting
Imanner, and so laboriously does
he seem to apply himself to the
task that he may be said now
truthfully to be working night and
day. He says he is determined,
so far as United States distfict
attorneys and marshals are con
cerned, to have an honest, reliable
and fearleks set of officers to aid
in the fullest administration of the
law. He realizes fully how much
importance attatches to the duty
of seeing that the latter are accu
rately instucted and bound by law
in the faithful performance of
their duties, because, he added
thoughtfully, "they have Jhe power
to make war, and may call in the
forces of the United States." The
instructions to the United States
marshals underl the civil rights
and eltotive franhias law,
promulgated at oane,
coming campaigns, as
to the Attorney General
Department of Justice,
pervised, where such as
prescribed by law, in a
and unflinching manner.
ever, no rights of the
loyal element of the e
•as interpreted by the
is to be infringed, yet at
time many of the falacie ;
day upon this point will
favor in his estimation.
LITTL.E Roc, Sept. 8.-
Legislature and Senate i.
entirely Democratic. V O
Bosrcs, Sept. 7 -The
returns from all but nine
Sthe State of Yeimont
bank's majority over
be 24,685. The same
1874 gave Peck 19,95e
over Biugham. Re
4735. The nine
in 1874 gave Peck over
263 majority. Fairbasii'
ity iu the entire Stale
far from 25,000.
BosTos, Sept. 8.-The
returns of the Vermoit,
tori:l vote have
Fairbanks (Rep.) 44,8
ham (Der.) 21,035,
Fairbank's majority SS,
A special to the N. O.
dated Washington, Seapt.
that the President will
proclamation in a day
carrying into effect the
tweeji the Hawaiian
the United States. Th,
decides that sugars
San Francisco since the
of the treaty, and up
of the President's
must pay duty.
TRACT F-OM ,
To provide for the r-visio
rcsion of the lid (f
vtdrrs of the Strle; "
4tr, and ho pes.rin
pvbert'r and rnipe
amern; ti/ prye sr
linr /ie virlona o t
cf N%' Orleans; 10
penalthee for (lte
lair, and to provide&
rcgiulratioa fer ibk
of Mhe State.
Section 37. Be it
acted, etc., That if any
on any false represe
the production of any
or spurious naturali"a
cate, or upon any sah
not duly issued acco
acts of Congress; shall
name to be placed. or a
to have his name placed
book of registration f&*
purposes, or upon any list
ified electors, sathori
ouired to be made by
this Stite, or shall vote
to vote at any election.
person on conviction t
be Idjudged guilty of a
• meanor, and shall be
imprisonment for * t
less than twelve notbqj
qry person who bsh l
any other person in aab
resentation or attempt,
conviction thereof, be
guilty of a misdemeanor,
fer a like penalty.
Sec. 38. Be it further
etc., That if ny person
Julently alter, add to,
destroy any list of voterm
or posted, sn directed byT
or any book of regie
tear dowan aqy poster or
remove the same frona
where itthaa been fixed
ed, for any improper
person so offending shalrl.
ed guilty of a misdo
on conviction tberef
punished by a fine not
five hundred nor le.s m .
one hundred dollars, 3ad
prisoument for not am"9
twelve nor less than three
at the discretion of the sortlr
Signed: Casn. W. Iow.5,
Speaker of the House of
Signed: Q C. MWV
Lt. (ov. and Pres't of the
Approved July 24, 1874.
Signed: WILUax P.
i Governor of the State of
A true copy:
Assistant Secretary of