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The following open letter to the
President, from Joseph A. Craig,
one of our prominent and consistent
conservative colored men, will be
read with interest by the friends of
Louisiana, and we commend it to
the careful perusal of Mr. Ia3Jes'
NEW ORLEANS, March 24, '77.
To I''re:idont layee :
This letter is written in behalf
of theeace-loving, quiet, indus
trious colored citizens of our State,
who claim you as their friend, and
r) confide implicitly in your 'peace
policy,' wisely determined upon,
and enunciated in your inaugural
Mir. P esidont, you are aware
that the white men and the coioied
men in our commonwealth are
nearly equal in number, but we
are not arrayed against nor hostile
to each othe,'. Our interests are
identical, and we are to suffer or
A dual government does not ex
ist within our State, but the e'ect
ed of the people, from St. Tamma
ny to Calcasieu, and from Union to
the B-alize, are administering the
laws and executing the functions of
their respective offices. Except
Mr. Packard's 'acre,' (the St.
Louis Hotel) and thIroughout the
length and bceadth of Louisiana,
but one, and the rightr'al govern
ment exists-that represented by
F, ancis T. Nicholls.
M . Packard and a band of po
litical highwaymen hold forth Irom
withrn the limits of the old St.
Louis Hotel. They claim much
but master little, and their exist
once as a government or legislative
body is due as much to forbearance
on the part of the people of our
city and State as 'o the pressure of
Federal ti cops.
The property owners of Louisiana
aeo the staunch suppor:ers of outr
presnt St'te Government ; they
are chee. fully- -aying their taxes to
alipinties of Gov. Nicholl-, and.
the tax- pyers are, ahte: all, the
.-usi:tiners ol our controrGtrwcalth.
I h !When thl h losUan the'r lu'- sririg
the mIn:le Iitey of Government is
uilic:atld-wo, king. smooth y on,
hat whliti they the them up. clo-oed
bee, me the wheels. '1 II SnEi:Fr
NEVEI IHAD A I.OU:s.ASA UNDER
TIlE I:AMIMER, AND NEVER WILL
'1 housands of us, colored Con
servatives voted for M;'. Nicholls
and the State ticket headed by
him, the Itriurning Board to the
contrary, no.withs. aciding. WVe
claim him r-gi tmully our Governor,
and have no apprehensions as to
our lives, liberies or happiness
dot irg his administration; nor has
the vi est ca-pet be ger or dcma
gogue, if lie wovld go home and
place himself on his good behavior
a:, a citizen.
Ti:e !oregoing expresses the sena
ti:t.en.s of a m ujority of tihe electors
rand of the best cit izens of the State.
Swhlite or color ed, and I trust will
be nceeited by your Excellency as
suchr. Tlihe truth can be and is a1
Soften expres:ed by an humble indi
vidual as by a committee or cornm
mrnity, vtn rho futtre of Louis.i
aa, be it weal or woe, will bear
me out. Your obedient servant.
JOSEPH A. CRAIG.
'Do you understard the nature
of an oalth ?' a juryman was askted
in a St. Louis court-room. 'Of
course I do,' was the reply. 'Do
Syou mistake me for a RIepublican
Imember oi thie Electoral Commis
'IIow are we to reachi the
pockets of the people? is the
leading questiou a-ked by the
rmanagrers of the Boston Moody
revival. Our suggestion is,
that if all ether means fail, a
Sfew Reptublican post-masters
m:nd custom House offllicers
might be employed on com
FiROM TlE l CuUNTItY PiE SS.
PATanIT-DEMOCRAT : -A difficulty
occurred on Saturday last between
Alonzo Brooks and Lawson Hans
berry, (two t adical negroes) which
resulted in the former shooiing and
instantly killing the latter.
Brooks surrendered himself to the
We are informed an attempt was
made on Sunday nihlt last, by some
party or parties unknown, to fire
the store of Mi. Joseph Wolf, of
Port Hudson, La. An attempt
was also made a few nights previ.
ous to destroy the store of Mrs. M.
Frank, a widow lady of the same
Clinton is in need of a tailor.
./ industrious and experienced one
could do well.
A heavy hail storm passed over
this section before daylight on Sun
day morning last.
Small pox, which has prevailed
for some weeks near Cant. J. A.
Norwood's, in this Parish, is on
Pointo Coupe3 PELICAN :-Last
Saturday evening, a young man
aged about 20 years, named John
Baker and a resident of Carrol!ton,
engaged in rafting timber at Hog
Point in this Pa ish, was struck by
lightning and instantly aillcd. Bis
remains were placed by his friend
on boaid the steamboat Katie, on
her way down to New Orleans,
and taken to his late residence in
Now the next thing on foot, so
far as hear d from, is a dozen mar
r'nges, to take place in this Parish
One of our prominent physicians
informs us that the health of this
Parish, with the exception of a few
cases of pneumonia, is excellent.
District Court for this Parish
meets on next Monday, a heavy
criminal docket will have to be
gone through wifh, including some
12 mu, der cases.
Port Gibson IEVEILLE :-Last
Tuesday the anti goat, hog and
dog law went into operation. All
the dogs we saw seemed to be peep
ing a:oui;d the corner to see if
chief Jo:'dan was on thl war paih,
ai.d as often as we saw the chief, he
was peeping around the corner
sketching and catching dogs. A
dog without a collar went under for
dollar. The hogs are to omeinad
ing around, and like the aborigines,
have rings in their noses. Sir
Wiiliam Goat has transferred big
fragrance to unknown parts-and
'depa, ted from thence.'
A gentlemen from Jefferson in
forms us that the Fayevte people
are not so enthusiastic ini the ir ot
ter of extending the railroad.
When it is given out that the rond
is to go beyond Fayette. it is
thought it will check the tendency
to settle in that now improving
town, and eventually smash up Fa.
yette. Shouldn't wonder.
T'eusas JouesAr :-A most disl
tressing casualty occurred last Sat
urday night on the \Vaveland plan
tation, in this Parish. One of the
houses in tire quarters near the gin
was burned to the ground, and an
Sold colored aomau and her two
children perished in the flames.
The.e was a horse tied to the back
gallery, and it also became a victim
\to thie devouring element. It made
thre most frantic cltefforts to get loose,
and whien finally released, it tot
tered arourd to the front of the
hIouse and before it eruld be pre
vented, rushed into thire fire and was
Marksville BULLETIN :-Thle fin
ances of tihe town of Mlarksville can
well be compared withi thlose of any
other incorporated town in Louisi
ana; our paper is worth dollar for
dollar. VlWhere is thre other town
that earn boast as much ?
Woodvillo RIEPUPr.CAN :--On
Friday evenring of las:t week, while
Captain Jack Pecodrts was building
a lfence to enclose a snall piece of
ground adjoining the Odd Fellows
flail, in digging a post-hlole he
dug into the arch of an old Cistern.
in good condition, brick
ed up from the bottom, but filled
up. There are few, if any, of the
old c;tizens who renmember any.
thing of the existence of it. The
Odd Fellows were going to have
one dug but found it ready-made.
The prospect at present for a
good crop of i! uit of all sorts is
Circuit Court will convene on
next Monday week.
Donaldsooville CIinn' :-Yester
day af;ernoon, as the steam fer y
boat was eppoaching her land;ng
on this side of the river, she struck
the sunken end of a sycamore log
that had lodged near shore, and
the blow stove a hole in the bow
of the boat a short way below the
water line. She was quickly run
ashore and draw'n up on the baue,
where her hull will be thoroughly
overhauled, repaired and repainted
before she is again put in service.
The owners intended to renovate
the hull and make some impiove
mont in the machine, v a few weeks
later in the season, but owing to
ycsterday's accident, the work will
be commenced at once.
Dallas, (Tex.) IERAL.D : -The
tide of immigration now pouring
into North Texas is astonishing.
Even as late as the present day,
every train f:'om the North which
crosses Red river comes burdened
with hatdy farmers f om the grain
and bacon producing States of the
All the present ind:cations point
to an immense crop in this State
this year. Our farmers are in
earnest, and every particle of mus
cle in the State is strained to its
utmost tension to accomplish this
desirable result. From every
quarter we hear of the progress of
farming operations, and in every
instance they are satisfactory.
In the pocket-book of lion. Ste
phen .l;len, who was diowned
when the 'Henry Clay' was burncd
on the Hudson several yeats ince,
wae found a pria;ed slip, appa
renttly cat from a newspaper, of
which the followiuir is a copy. It
is wo, thy to be engraved on every
young man's heart :
"M- ke few promises. Always
speak the truth. Never speak evil
of any one. . Keep good company
cr none. Live up to your engage
mnents. Never play a game of
chance. Drink no kind of intoxi
cating liquors. Good character is
above all things else. Keep your
own secreis if you hIve any. Never
borrow if you can possibly belt, it.
Do not martry until you ate able to
support a wife. Keep your-elf in
nocent if you would be happy.
When you speak to a person, look
him in the hface. Make imo has e to
be rich, if you would prosper. Ever
live (misfortune excepted) within
your income. 'ave when you are
young, to spend when you ace old.
Avoid temptation through fear you
may not withstand it. Never run
in:to debt unless you see a way to
get out again. Small and steadv
tains give contpelency with a tran
quil mind. Good company and
good conversations at e the sinews
of virtue. Your character cannot
be essentially inj:recd except by
your own acts. It any one speak
evil of you, let your lif e be so that
no one will believe him When you
retire to bed think over what you
have been doing during thie day.
Never be idle; if your hands cannot
he employed usefully, attend to the
cultivation of your mind.'
Read over the above maxims
carefully and thoughtfully at least
once a week.
Joe Coburn, the pugilist, con
victed for sihooting with intent to
kill a po'iceman, Ihas been sentenced
to ten years in the otat's prison,
DELIVERING THE GOODB.
I Washington Capital.]
The music of the Union that was
heard through such a flourish of
trumpets when our mock President
was inagurated has already died
into the dismal tqueak of a penny
The party of the first part to
that contract, which was signed.
scaled, witnessed and delivered, is
now sitting oat in the cold, forlorn
enough, with strong symptoms of a
loss of confidence in presidential
humanity. In the language of the
Hebrew chronicles, they are saying
one unto the other. "We wot not
what has become of this man
The labor of the mountain that
brought forth the mouse was noth
ing in the way of exasperating dis
appointment to the labor of a Cab
inet that gives birth to a commis
sion. The question to be solved
was not the recognition of a State
government, but the withdrawal of
troops-the use of which His Fraud
ulency pronounced unconstitutional
the first day of his usurpation. Can
a commission help him to further in
formation on that subject? We fear
not. On that other question, with
which the Government has no more
to do than the wherabouts of Char
ley [loss-the true State govern
ment'of Louisiana- can a commis
sion throw any additional light?
Even Dawes, with his senatorial as
surance-the only thing senatorial
about him-would hesitate ere he
This promissory note, given
through an accredited agent by a
President, did not have even thir
ty days between issue and dishon
The gentlemen who were so hasty
in their eulogies of the Executive
fraud, and so bitter in their denun
ciation of B!aine, awaken to the
unpleasant fact that after all the
emineut bulldozer of Maine was
master of the situation. We saw
this when we heard that this orato
rical son of Yankee thunder had
his stout legs under the President's
mahogany, and after grace by
Brother Newman, was hobnobbing
with the good Mr. Rutherford B.
Tl.is came to be confirmation strong
as ptoof of holy writ when that
brilliant son of Beelzebub, Bob In
gei soil, suddenly changed from
bitter denunciation of the Andy
Johnson developed in twenty-four
hours to songs of praise.
We feel sorry for our friends,
the Confederate generals, who re
buked us for our warning edito
rialb, that were so violent and in
surrectionary. With a written
contr act hid in their manly bosoms
they went about saying, "Tlie busi
ness of the country requires a pea
ceable settlement of this presiden
tial complication. Let us settled on
To be whipped in a fair fight is
disagreeable, but it may leave one's
manhood untarnished. To be
cheated in a business transaction is
disgusting, for it is an imputation
oni one's sagacity. But to be the
loser in a miserable drop-game.
where both sides meant to swindle,
isso iorororn that it calls up only pity
What a spectacle this,of gallant
gentlemen going about with their
written agreement, saying piteousTly,
'"Oh I look here now, is this fair
The academy that graduates its
pupils, on experience is a most ex
peo.sive school. Its learning is of
the too late sort, generally as uae
less as it is exasperating. Our
I'riends have learned, however, that
io divide plunder with thieves in
pos-e5sioi is to get all the discredit
and no spoil. They knew that to
expect a mild, inoffensive gentle
man, nominat d by accident and
elected throa:h fraud, to grow
great in a night, is a foolish expcc
When Rutherford burst into tears
at Columbus, over"the poor col
ored man,' they should have taken
warning that a Job Trotter wa. on
hand, and the parties controlling
him would be of the old orgauiza
tion that does the devil's work
under the cloak of religion, and are
restrained by no conscience and ars
consideration save their own greed