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E. R. BIOSAT .............. EDITOR
SFCONI) AND ELLIOT STS.
Thomas McTntyre,.......New Orleans
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8. M. Pettengill & Co,...... New York
Wednesday,.... .November 5, 1873.
TaHANKS -- We are again under ob
ligations to the Leonard Scott Pub
lishing Company, New York, for the
Oct, ber n n m b e r of Blackwood's
Edinburgh Magazine. The fo,loh
ina is the interesting table of con
T'le Parisians-Book XI.
Narrative of Prince Cbharlie'r
A Railway Junction: or, The Ro
mance of Ladybank.
Vienna in Exhibition Time.
E.gar % ayne's Escape.
Republic or Monarchy in France.
Sayings and Doings of the Recess.
\We have also received, f.om the
same Company, the October number
of the.British Quarterly Review, with
the following contents:
The Odyssey of Homer.
Source: of Pleasure in Landacapl,
The Revolution in the Anglicat
WJ.T. Levin h::1A opened a fine and
fashionable Confectionery e s t a b l i-h
ment under the T'wn Hall.
' C. C. Antoine, the jolly littlt
little negro, playing Governor in the
abse, ce of the usurper, Kellogg, has
been made to believe that one Peters,
a colored gentleman, who died last
month in Shreveport, was elected to
Congress last Fdll, and to carry out
the joke has ordered a special elec
tion in this Congr.'sional District,
on the 24th inst. We suppose the
Radical part of the farce will be gone
W The latest item concerning the
dugont Ozark, which we have to corn
municate to our people, is that she
departed this Town, on Monday, at
balf past ten o'clock A. M., down the
river. No telling. however, how far
she may have gone; it may be a
small ruse de guerre to catch gud
geons. Wben yoea dance with a
bear keep your eye on your partner.
U' Chocolate and Coffee can be hbud
at all hours from J. Levin, Contection
er, under Town Hall.
SUp to the present writing
the bully Metropolitans here have
been quiet, and seem to take things
easy. They crossed the Ozark to
our side of the river, on Sat'urda;,
and spent the day with us, buit
from prudential motives refinsed to
spetnd the night with us. With the
exception of a three miles trip upl
Bayou Rapides, on Saturday, they
have made no other demolnstratioin.
u,. The first new molasses of
the season reached Town, on Inst
Wednesday, and is of the choicest
kind. It is hfom Emfield, the pl ii
tation of Governor Moore, anli is
consigned to Stafordcl & Cullen,
where all wanting the best can
.. We have no good reports to
make of businiess in our Town.
Our mercuhants still comllain of
the stringency of the timles. but
look forward hopefu.ly fur a better
change very soon.
SUp to the latest hour the bully
Metropolitans had not made a sin
gle arest in Bapide.
Th e. formriidah le Kellngg
Packaril Ginn Boat, Ozark, floatiing
the hlioad penmanit of ('hlonei De.
Kil? ne, or the so-called Louis;,,na
Militia, with a picke. crew of
abont thirty five bully boys, re
tnrne!d to her moor ilngs at Pireville,
on Il.st Friday motninrg. She has
on board six citizenis of Grant, ac
eusedil, but lalselr, of being inmpli
cafed in the Collax tight of last
April. Whilst in (Grant they
scoured the eountry around, in the
liopes of mak rpi of her arrests and
thus Ifnlfiling their ilnfamous polit
ical mission but canme off with lit
tie or no u-nccess. But whilst in
full swing in Grant an outrage, to
which we briefly alluded in our
last, was cormnitited on the person
of one of the most respectable
young ladies of that Parish; and
we. make bold to assert, aihd only
reiterate sound publicopiion, that
the preseance of tlhe Metropolitans
was the cause of the perlpetration
of the diabolical outrage, arid had
it not been for their illegal and
higlhiandredd visit in our waters, we
Rhould never had to record tlhe foul
died To them -nand them alone
belongs the tia rfnl responsibility,
and we hold them and their mnas
ters responsible for it. They never
made the least attempt to arrest
the villain, solely because lie is a
negro; had it been a while main,
other thain a iadlieal, the MIetro
politans would have nianulfictulred
authority for the arrest. We re
peat that we hold thetm justly re
sponsible for the outrage.
OPPOsITION TO SPEAKER BLAINE.
This comles from Washlnglto to the
St. Louis G lobe, under dateli of the 9Irll.
"'There is, nunistakalhly, a good deal
of fieling against Mr. Blaine's te-elhe
lion, wheiher it he justifiablle or inot.
It coimes from two causes directly l'er
sonal ill-wills, glowing from niegh-r.
etc., in coiminittee appllilllnltel ts, or
aniis adlininialered from the Clh:ir,
and also a helief nil tihe pait of i;many
tlhit MIr. Blainie's re-election earllies
with it also that of Clerk McPhelrson
anid ollther ofuiciils. There is adecidledi
conviction enti itmaiinedl that nlli tfiial
rilln exisis, whose influlence is visible
in ian;iy legislalive dlilreit.iols.
liMr. Bliine is so strlong except, per
haIps. as to Pennsylvaiiai, owiiin to the
composition of the Ilast Ways an idi
Means Coiaittee, Ihlit rthie clerk and
others aiilppear likely to cmell in ulllder
his wilg. Treating oil filhe idelta of Int
'shilaring staiflT ill any dlemil, it is
clhimied that it wouir he well, so tfar
is the olicia llpersolnnel of Ithe next
iHousei is cinceiield to have a lir a
dlemil, if oll. on the priiiicilpal that it
will bie soille titlme belore nlew menii ci
he so serviceablh to i lie lolbby.
SozoDoxT.--An article t h a t is a;
once a <eet h preserver and a breabt.i
punrifier, anid yet so plesaint and con
veuieunt to use, its exceeding popu
larity does niot nrrrise anly one.
Time hits filllv es:ablished thie fatct
thet the SozoDosr IO.sesses these ex
celleut qlla ates in an eiiiuent de
gree It bhas legltilnately acquired
the right to a position upon every
toilet table. SpIaldlin'sGlue, always
up to ,he slicklmuir point.
g. Thie river fill soino ten
inches, since our last, but seems to
be on a staindl at the present wri
I~. We call attention to tire
election of the new Boaid of Con
trol of the New Orleans Grand
Ecole Packet Company.
w. E. J. Brriett, Sulpervisor of
rtegisrlouio, gives his official no
tice to the voters of Raipides, in the
pies-ent issue of the Democrat.
a Kellogg, Ilei caiulanut to the
Goverllrhiij, of Louisiura, has re
tuirned Irolm his Nortllern mlision,
and is alt thie St. Chliarlels.
" Fine Candies and Fruits always
on haund at J. Levin's, Confectioner, un
der Town Hall,
Proctrediugs of the Parish Conlvecu
Nov. 3, 1873.
IN p)nrstnance of t h e call of t h e
Conrulltt'e of Seventy for a Conven
Iton tof the l;eolle to be held in Ne%
Orleans on the 24th inst., a Conven
tton of the people of Rapides Parish
assembled in the Town Hall, at Alex.
andria, to appoint delegates to re.
present the Parish of Rapides in the
State Con vent ion.
The Convention was called to order
by Hon. M. RN an, at whose sugges
tron Hon. Levis Texada was called
to the chair. Henry A. Biossat was
appointed Secret ary.
The object of the meeting was sta
ted by Hon. T. C. Manning in a brief
but able and eloquent speech.
On motion of Hon. T. C. Manning
the chair appointted a committee of
five to drntt resolutions embodying
the sentiments of the people of Rap
ides in ieference to the purpose of
the State Convention to be held in
New Orleans, and their feelings and
views in regard to the legitimacy of
t he present State Government of
Louisiana. The chair appointed on
said committee: Hen. M. Ryan, Hon.
T. C. 1Manning. Julius Levin, Dr A.
Cockerille and Jeft. Wells.
The chairman of the committee
reported the follow ing resolutions.
which, on motion, were unaniwuouslI
REsoLvED, Th at we respond withi
heartiness to the call of the Commnittee
of Seventy for a Convention of the peo
ple, to be ehhl in New Orleans on the
24th inst., anlid we direct the chairman
of this meeting appoint thirty-two dele
RESOLVED. That we now protest, as
we lhave tconitiniu:illy done an d siatIll
contihinially do, against the fllgit.ionus
usurpatiohn liy which 11. P. K"llohlg'g
las foiIte'l uipon our St:lle :as its nliiti
lnal Governolllr. ill(1 I Legi-latire lp,<
sessii g ilot t even a sh51o1We ol legality
ihi. as 1: llil'd to u mS ak e laws. in tl;iaglia
villnition of the wilil of tlhe peoplel.
IESOLVED, Thiat our forced i b tllin
sionl to thile KI ellog Goverllnellit a:l
oilr quie t a tllitule ndel-r i h i ano iflit
IItich les. fuor Iltquliestcen'Ce, anld til:lt w\'l
inow brl':Id as false the assertlioll an
Iinllcell in the iews-p:pers l' s l:elde hv
Uir. Kellogg, that the people of Lottiii
:a111:1 Were cordli:ally sulllittinug to his
i'egime, and were chcerfullly payinig
t;iaXes for its sulpport.
IESOLVED, 'T'hat we do not sutbmnit to
or otlev the Govet'IIIenll t of L) li ti=l ina a;S
lnow C1ol it.tilted. ex., pt uLider c((loniipl
-ion, bel.,u<t we koiti it was not rightl
tiully chliten by Ithe people, uidl ( i'0111l
lnever have ohiabiied evili the mi o; I
Itanl';lliiolit exitelie't', save tii'o1iiti ithe
Itlthority of the Pre-idcenIt of the LUnited
li' otcrD, 'T'hlnt the result of the re
enllt elections, ull piartkul;ltrly that of
Ohio, inslires s with sanguine hopes
tliihat Coni2'res will Ibe forced bly theI
pres.lnre iof' piilic opinionli to lrepairl the
grave error colniiittel t Iby the Presii
tleht, and we enit'lrSt to lthe Convention
of the l24th the pre'llara;ition alln cxecu
(ion of suchi lilelas ell·, as will prl'illilvy
1)ii ,g the il-rpa ion of the Governuelltu
of Loiiitiiana before that body.
IE:;SOLVI;D, 'T1h it we deilltloee the
iilitiriy alid iniv:al expediliou which
has recently made its appe:'ance in
thllis Hnlld contilguous Parishes, the os
tensible object ol which is to arrest citi-'
zeuls for tac.ts tonmmilititl, if at ill, by
Sthelii whelin ai.l g is' posse colilit;atis
uIiider relnit itioli of a Sheri'. f for tile
l)llrehenion of cr1 miniiis.
T i e cbai'nlan uppointed the fol
T. O. Mooi'e, Ceorge V- Stafford,
R. P. Hulnter, T. S. Smith,
.1. Itraii, T. C. Manning,
1W. L. S;inford, F. Seip,
Dave Paul, J. WIV. T'xuda,
1I. A. Boyee, Jolhn W. Prescott,
J;almies Jlri ues, J. C. Wime,
J. O. Psli-kels, A. IV. McLaurillhe
D. WV. tlynsoii, M. IHeyman,
E. B. Price, W. C. hMcGimpsey,
M. Pail, ~W. F. BRlackinan,
E. G. Illuilter, C. II. Flower,
C. 1!. Wahlei, A G. Colnliton,
Judge Baiillio, K. M. Chirk,
Dr. A. Cockerille, LiDr. Harldy,
B. Cooper, John S. Buitler.
The following reshlltions w e r e
REI.SOLVED, Th at we deelply sympn
thize with all those who hlave 'recently
beeln airrestled alld drlagged fromn their
pleacehll liola.s by the Metroplolitan Po
lice, :llld we believe Ithei olject for their
arrest is for political and for no other
purlposes, all thaLt for any pau'tic'ip:i
tiou in the Colfax fightl. under Sheril'
Nash, in dispers'fig an unlawiul lid
riiotols mob. e;acoh and every citizen iii
this Par'ish feels as mlich lmoral les
llolsibility as they, and shouldt share
RESOLVED,' That lthe chairman ap
poilnt all Attoriey to accompalny the
prisoiers taken away by the Metropoli
tan Police to'New Orleans, and defend
them in that City.
IEOLV), Tllhalt the people of Rapj
idles in Mass Convention assetamlel, re
qu(st those of our friends of the Net
Orleans Bar to give legal assistance to
the youug met arrested by the Metro
ipoliiaut Polcle and carried to New Or
Ileans to be t ried for al leged crimes grow
ing out o' the Colfax fight.
RESOLVEJ), That a copy of these pro
c.edings be sent to the New Orleans
Picayune, Times and Herald, and to the
On motion the meeting then ad
journed. LEWIS TEXADA,
H. A. BIossAT, Chairman.
AI.XAN D RI A,
October 28, 1873
AT a meeting helt on this day M
YAN swas caulled to the Chair and T.
SPENCE SMrITH was chosen as Secre.
tany of the meeting.
On motion the Chair appointed
the following named gentlemen a
committee to draft resolutions ex
pressive of the sentiments of the
meeting: W. F. Blackman, F. Selp,
James G. White, R. J. Bowman and
Dr. E. B. Price. Committee report
ed as follows:
WHIR:EAS, rleli:ble information h as
reached u''of the perpetration, in Grant,
l'ariili, of a deltetable outrage of rape
upon the persons of two re.pectable la
(ties, by m.embers of the New Orleans
Metropolitan Police, or by negroes who
are enll,oldened to commit acts of vio
hluce by the presence 'of that Police,
and terror and alarmn has been oeca
-iooed in the locality where the crime
was conlniiited, as aico in the surround
RSOLVE~D, That we Will first appeal
to the coisitiiuted authorities of the:
countly, clvil alnd military, for prlotec
1ion to our people, before eoucerling or
initiating all extralegal meinllres, "nid
to this ld a committee of live shall Ibet
aoploillnted by the chairman towait upon;
the Conmnll ding Officer of the United
ai:tes T rool)s stationed opposite this'
To'n aniiid solicit his itmt rventi on and
the ortlitug o of a portion of his coii
mailnd to the dislntubed neighborhood.
1;roi.OV.D, 'T'hat we appeal to oulr fel
low-citiieus of this nd ol contiguous Pair
ili": in o urb their indignation, justly
:l'O,riur bI this outrage, and to restrallii
thiiclý.lves within the bounds of law
while tic, ;ilthorities to whom we alp
pIe:il a:re viiidi eating our rights to pro
Ie lioni, or shall have rleftusedl to (do it.
]li--Ol vi.:o. That we are tully sensib.le
of thII,, violatio of law by whoever dlis
pirtlrcidl tiet Police of New Orle:ans sev
eral hililtn red mniles in the iilterio ort
Itll ;ate. o lten-ibly to ats.ist a )eputy
Unuitd ,atie - Marshal in the exetcution
of p','o,-e, alil we have not failed to
dIll'crn tihe reanl 1p lrIpose of tlii, State
'Nilitia and naval expedition to be the
hope arld exltcataion that some tulmult
nighlit he raised by our people, of which
Ipolitica:l capital might be wade to our
(liiadvantage, a hope we intend to dis
RIuSŽOLVE''D, That the presence of this
Police force from New Orleanis has pro
diced alnd is now producing injurious
eflicts upOlin a p)Ortion of the Olpulationl
of Giant and adjacent Parishes. aild
liegiros coninlit crimes,tas eired ii t heir
owni belief of inimunity fromi pini.shi
mient by the presence of these ulnilormn
tll mlen. But it is due to the negroes,.
whom we Ii ive no desire to hanIlin, -to
know and due. to ourselves to say that
we understand the government under
which we live is for the protectioln of
the white Ipeople as well as the blick
that the white people have at least as
many tlights as the black, and all have
the same d(Iuty of obedience to law to
ohierve, and if those having or claium
ing authority do not dispense equal
ju-tihce to both races, we shall take care
of oulelves and of those to whom we
RESOLVED. That our attitude of coin
pIlete pssiveiiess under this invasion
by lthe Metropolitan Police force is not
to be construed by our felolw-cilizena of
this State or of the United States, as an
acqniescence in or voluntary subnlis
sion to the usurped State Governmuent
now dominalrt here: we rather point to
this extraorlhinary and uutiutistual pro
coeiling as tile best evidence that they
who are now or have lately been cll
deavorring to persuadeo the President
aIlir tihe Northern people ,hjat we of
Louisiana are yielding a cheerful obe
hience to authorities. We do not re
cognize as valid, do not believe their
own asserting, and think they can pro
duce a seeming submission by the fear
of military violence. We shall not in
terfere with this military (lemlonlstra
tion, and we are not territied by it.
The fo lowing resolution 'as theu
offered by Captain James G. White,
RESOLVED, Th at we hereby tender
our thlanliks to the ofileers and soldiers
of tihe United States Armny now station
eil here, for the courteous manner in
which tihey have discharged their ofl
cial 1uis'.s; and we do hereby appleal to
themin and ask them to use their best ef
lforts to prevent a repitition of thie hIor
riile Qutrages just perpetrated in the
Parish of Grant.
W. L. Sanford, Esq., then offered
the following resolution which was
RESOLVED, That a colimittee of three
be aippointed to ascertHin whether the
_Ietropolitan Police force, or negroes,
uaJer the l.lI that they wouli be
protected thy the sid iorre, ,'namnil'er
the rape, and when asceirtained, that
this meeting pledge themselves to take
irumediate and detiIded steps to .avelur.e
the oitrage'ln ~uch ia way as shlh: in
all time prevent a repitition of similar
On motion of Mr. T. Spence Smith
a committee of five was appointed by
the Chair to carry out the object of
tbe second resolution, viz: to wait
upon the Commanding Officer of the
United States tro ps statluneti o ppl,.
site this place, and solicit his inter
vention, and the ordering of a potl
Lion of his command to the dist nrhd
neighborhood. The following gen
tldemen were appointed on the said
committee; Win. A. Seay, T. Spence
Smith, R. P. Hunter, Dennis Kelly,
W. W. Whitipngton, Jr.
On motion of W. L. S;anfoid it
was resolved that a copy of the pro
ctedintgs of this meeting be sent to
the N. O. Herald, Picayune and Mur
Dr. A. Cockerille moved that they
also be sent to the N e w orleans
W. W. Whittington, Jr., mo'"ed
that the proceedings of the me eting
be published in the Louisiana Dewi
ocrat and Rapides Gazette.
On motiout the meeting then ad
jonrned. ~I RYAN,
T. SPENcE SMITE, Chai'Uan.
A )OMESTIC UNPLEASANTN:VSS
-The not too happil ntatirie
Jones lives with his wife and the
litile-rdie.les at the So.uiIth End -
Liast Thursday night a mianint her
stanlditng had occuiel, an l the two
took to their conch In the pouts,
andl went to sleep without tIle
gooal night kiss. It was . uitggy
lnight, allnd the ninsquitoes were
both aictive antd ferociots. While
iMrs. Jones slept soundly, ttndts
I urhed by thle pests, Jonles wa;s kept
awake, aidl pa;Issed his time in eon
VIers ing ill choice phirases lat Ihis
tolirlllienteil and ill valin efforts to
kisock i few of themi "I icue their
letgth." Hllis violen.t moetimie ttiet$
finally alrousel. MIrs. Jolnes, aenil,
hatIf atwakened, she atrose on her
elliow, ,jitst ini time to tw elve a
sl iging blow bIti et t I tihe hose atld
e es. h (Ith Jones hatl in tendeld for
a uno.squito. ietllenibet ing t. i e
'"tilt" of the eve:eting, and being a
womanI;i of spirit she was not ;he
oitte to tatitiely subillit to slcllll Int(tig.
tily, atind .l1salti! l)' her e:as were
in Jonles' la ilt, and dolt tg vigorous
dty onl hi, talce.
Jones wIas too proud to arl(.kowl
edge his alecidell t, buit Ibslell hin-d
self in try tig to free himselt loutn
his iiraite contlpanion's grasp. Thlis
waVS not aicompliilished till lis
cheeks were rilged in regular Ifur
rows, like the freshly.plowe'li fileel,
anid spears of hair were stlre wedl
over the : illows, The ta o plilt
ini Coll teata lits set 'ratiled, Mr .
Joies to weepC bitter teati.s. anld
Jolies to. Cogitate upon the first
stelps tee'essrlyv to seellli e i li'e rIe.'(.
Tlrl-ee aclh s ailtve sincr jitslsell, aiitdl
Jollies' l ide still rellises to wi teh;
his wife doctolsli her Ihlatk ey , etid
solis ih te fitill belief tliit slie watsi
stiruck in anger by her crulel iits
bailld. Onte thing sholuhl lIe staidl
to the credit of Jones. tie ut
letpll;tedl to cover nil his dlisgace':(
atitoiig hiis eotmpaiions at Ilh etire
the iext mnornithg b kickiig .the
c;lt, aiytig at thle sitlle Illine Ililt
af;e: ilis explelience with fthlose kil
tens last evening, lie levtr watiiled
to see another.
3g.. To Cuptaii ti BOi'antil!Ili, t hle
Carrie A. Thorn, we aire inldleltedl
or late New Orleans painlrs.
S - Jollhii C. Heeitali, thle notedl
pugilist, died at Green r ver, Urtlih,
on thie 25tlh tilt.
slr Fro!m atnd alter tl is al!fe, tile
ttail, via lied River Laiildini,.,' ,will
aelpairt at 2 P.31. inlte, tl ol 5 P. Mll
Ig. We are tihaiklul totlie Gair
ry Oweli, our paickct, for lull files
of late paplers.
11 Fresh can be hIad every day by
calling on J. Levin, Colnfectlouner, under