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Thomas 3eintyre,....... New Orleans
J. Curtis Waldo,......... " " . M. Pettengill & Co......Nw York Geo. P. Rowell & Co.,..... c~- --~-1- .---------- ALEXANDRIA. LA. Wednesday,........ July 15, 1871. 1Ma s ss 1 ýleeting !! SATURDAY, AUGUST 8th, 1874 WE HAVE BEEN REQUESTED, solicited and urged to announce to the people, the white people of the Parish of Rapides, who are opposed to the present Radical and usurping dynasty of our State, that a MASS MEETING, in the Town of ALEX ANDRIA, will be held on SATURDAY, the 8th of AUGUST, 1874, at the TOWN HALL, at 12 o'clock MI., for the purpose of consulting to gether, organizing, sending delegates to a State Convention, authorized to act for the Conservative masses op posed to Radicalism, and for the se lection of a Parish Executive Com mittee to serve for the coming State canvass. The vital issue being the redemp tion of Louisiana from a corrupt ne gro State Government and local mis rule, all enlisting in or sympathizing with this important movement are cordially invited and urged to attend. THE DEMOCRATIC ADDRESS.-We publish the Address of the State Cen tral Committee of the Democratic Party of Louisiana signed by their President, the Honorable Emile La Sere, and issued to the true and white people of Louisiana, and without fear, hesitation or shame commend it to the careful yaid thoughtful perusal of our readers. We recommend and en dorse it as a clear, impassioned and truthful statement of our condition, its tenets being broad and compre hensive enough for all parties op posed to Radicalism. But we are compelled and reluctantly forced to admit and state, that in a call for the Convention the Committee have made a false and fatal step, which we urge them at once, in the name of the sov ereign people of the State, outside ol New Orleans, to change and alter. We mean and designate that false step and ugly mistake to be the na ruing of New Orleans as the place foi the Convention to be held. We tell them, plainly, candidly, seriously that they are not going to New Orlean: and will not send delegates there, and the sooner the Committee know thiu and make the change the better. The New Orleans part is just a fresh ani liquid firebrand thrown in our midst and one which will right at the stars create confusion, bad feelings, bittec discord, and cause our start, or ever unity, to be worse, far worse, than ii 1872. The change must be made the Committee must make it, and a once, and substitute some centra Town in the State, that the Conven tion may assemble on the fourtl Monday in August. There is amplt time to give notice of this change and we urge immediate and prompt as tion in the matter. lIoM.--We are too crowded this week with varied original matter to give our readers their usual "Things about Home," hence we condense themr in a few lines. Crops, of all sorts and kinds, still fine, promising and in splendid condition-weather veTry hot and part of the time sultry, with numerous light showers-river Set .falling, with full eight feeton the bad bares-Bart. Able here once more on good time, with good freight and some peopit'--happy folks and mer chants to have such a Packet-bless Dick Siewtt fort the good dispensa tion, and Wock, move than good luck, to George C. SamlltWn for never for getting the Deocra~t--at any rate .,e has our benedietion aa that of an Editor's is worth more thai: the one of the Governor of Louisiana, that is when Louisiana has a Governor, Let her gash! gg' A young gentleman, citizen of Rapides, had been to Colfax on business, and on his return home had occasion to stop at the cabin of Tom Johnson, colored, whom he knew well, and to his great surprise he found himself in an arsenal filed with 60 U. S. muskets. After getting over his surprise, the young mar ventured to ask the old darkie whai he was doing with so many musketi in his house, when he received fo a reply, that "the boys had los ll their gans at Colfax, that he ha purchased these for little or nothin and weajust keeping them there." '.On the explanation of th PiCayarii we withdraw our cha~r egainst the City papers for lack, enterprise in not publishing in fu JudgeBradley's decision in the Oa P'rish prosecution. JIARTIAL LAW FOR "BLOODY RIPIDES." We take the following from' a re- d cent number of the New Orleans Re- c publican: d1 The bloody Parish otRapides gives us! a another chapter of crime. We copy the psrticunlrs from the Gezette of the 4th. 0 An inofftnsive colored man was killed, t; and no arrest or investigation had. Is *1 there no way of making the officials of that Parish do their duty? If not, then c the sooner Governor Kellogg proclaims l martial law, and sends a squad af Me troilolitan militia there, with Captain C McC;in, or as good a man for military Governor, the better. This is about on a par with the usual utterances of Radical sheets when speaking of difficulties between F white men and negroes. The very paragraph it quotes from the Gazette states that the young man who mur- d dered the negro was a citizen of Tex as, and, therefore, that Rapides was in no manner responsible for the act. 1 As for making the officials do their duty, there is but one way, and that is to impress them with the duty of t resigning and giving place to those who were legally elected. We will guarantee that they will see that jus- t tice is done to all, and that malefac tors of all parties, races and colors I are duly punished. But the idea of martial law de clared by Kellogg for Rapides is ra Sther good. It is to be declared by Kellogg, you will observe. It used to be the custom for these potent sheets to threaten their political opponents e with Grant, the United States army and the Federal government. But the Supreme Court having decided that the President cannot declare F martial law in time of peace, and Judge Bradley having knocked into a cocked hat the Radical idea that e the Federal Courts can be used any longer as a tool, for Radical oppres C sion, the poor Louisiana Radicals are r reduced to Kellogg as their engine in a the accomplishment of their future C plans. Grant cannot declare martial r, law, forsooth, b u t Kellogg can! 0 Hurrah for Kellogg! )f And then, too, the military Gover I- nor and his standing army in Rap d ides, what shall we say of them? 3, The good McCann and a squad of e- Metropolitan militia. This, of it - self, is enough to make us fall in love re with the plan, and to call loudly for ,o the new order of things. We know Ce something of the prowess of the good le captain and the valiant militia. It re was some of the same crowd that was v- so much afraid of DeBlanc that they of had to sen d speedily for United r. States troops to extricate them from sc danger. It was a squad of the same a- militia that recently came to Rapides Dr and were afraid to stir a foot from !ll their boat without being guarded by Y, Federal troops. And so far as the as protection they can afford to their id colored friends is concerned, we have is had a specimen of it. Their visit to he Grant caused the death of NINE ne Sgroes wit hin ten hours after their it, arrival. rt Now we say to'the Republican and er to Kellogg, in all earnestness, send n on your martial law, your military n Governor and your Metropolitan po c, lice as soon as you please. The boys at of the "bloody Parish" are just freez al ing to get a sight of them. For pru a- dential reasons we have allowed the h minions of a usurping government to la prowl heretofore through the country Id on their errands of rape and plunder, c- but those reasons have ceased with the neglect of Congress to afford re Slief from this Radical monstrosity. There is not now a white man who Sdoes not regret that DeBlane had not Smassacred the whole party when he lI had them in his power, and taken the g consequences. Theyre is not a man er who does not regret .that they were allowed to leave Red River alive after r the Grant Parish outrage had been Scommitted under their auspices. The people have determined that the Kd ellogg government has to be gotten r- rid of, and they will not scruple about the means as the have done in the past. This the Radicals will understand whenever they send an other military force into a peaceable Scountry. If they doubt it let them send on their military Governor and Stheir martial law for Rapides at isonce! ~ g We publish firom the New York Sun, a sound and sterling Re loublican journal, a pen and ink sketch of Creswell, the late Post Mas a, ter Gecneral aud now Ministec to Aius Stria. The Sun writes by the card, and we now know why his Depart ' ment was always so sweet on mail Sfailures here2bouts. The obituary is worth perusing; n g~ The Radical State Conven at tion, for making their nominations ts and fixing up their tricks generally, or meets in New Orleans on the 5th of 't next month. Having more political ad sense and management than out race, g we are sure before hand they will be united, pull together and won't quar h rel over names. ge g 'The Efitor of the Gazettc of a.irived home on Sunday, not muck ,ll improved in health from his appear an :ne, blut is alrnyl' in full editoria duty iand at his post like :a true one TIHE RAILROtD. Amid the usual general gloom and despondency, which hangs like a po dark cloud on our comimunity, a sud- as den flash of lightning aroused us, rai and caused ns to once more ponder ha on our situation, and many were the wit talks, short, long and excited had we among our Town folks, and the few mi country ones who chanced to stray pa here. The fresh cause of all this ex- gn citement was the arrival here of F. Gi W. Kellogg, the Agent of the "Lou- wi isiana Central Railway Company," tai who came here for the purpose of "re- en presenting and contracting for said sp company for donations from the res- on pective Parishes, towns and cities, ha traversed by said Railway." As we th did not see or hear Mr. Kellogg di whilst here, we gather our informa- fai tion from his "Proposition" to the us Police Jury, as published in the Cau- we casian, and from the continued talk De and arguments, we were forced to lis- ce ten to on the streets and at every th cool place, sought as a refuge by an ge overheated editor; and as the mat- no ter is one of such vast and vital im- di portance to the welfare, prosperity of and pecuniary interests of every liv- frn ing soul in this community, we pro- th pose giving it a fair hearing, without de fear, love or affection, and without ti( binding ourself as an advocate in fa- do vor of or against the scheme. fe The proposition in a nut shell is be plainly this: the Company agree and m bind themselves to build a Railroad hr from Shreveport to a point on the si New Orleans, Mobile and Texas Rail- ai road, near Vermillionville, on condi- ni tion and in consideration of the Par- m ish of Rapides granting the Company al the donation of three hundred thou- au sand dollars in their Bonds, payable tl in twenty years, with 7 per cent. in- in terest per annum, interest payable ci semi-annualy. Two-thirds of these pl Bonds to be issued and turned over o1 to the Company, when they have n, completed their Railway from Alex- y andria to Lecomte, a distance of 17 w miles, with all the rolling stock nec- b essary for the transaction of business; t4 and the balance of the Bonds, one n hundred thousand dollars,on the com- p e pletion of the road from Alexandria n to the Northern boundary of our Par- li ish. a Now to meet and face this proposi- t t tion, which means business, we must t throw off all prejudices, forget all t past wrongs and not even cast a sigh v of regretful remembrance back to our t glorious past, bat look this matter t square in the face and from our pres- I ent standpoint. We suppose it is I useless for us to premise that we of I Rapides, as a community and a peo ple, have crossed the Rubicon of nearly all our woes and misfortunes I and that we are mired in the last i ditch of ruin and utter bankruptcy, t that no change in our affairs can he for the worse, and any change can but be for the better, even if it be a d rash and headlong plunge :of experi ments. In a word, like the drown ing man, are we not right in clutch ing the straw and make the death ef fort to save that life, and not die by inches, up to our chins in the ditch, I where we can't extricate ourselves, save with stranger help in sight, and I by our own Flast gigantic will. We think this is our true standpoint and Spresent position, and are therefore ' forced into the line of argument h which bids us fare better. After all it is but an experiment, an awful one i - it is true, but nearly all the chancesI Sare in our favor, and the few against t us cannot hurt us or set us back in the Cleast. < SPrevious to one single dollar of aParish Script being issued to the i e Company, they must build, with their Sown money, theRoad complete from a our Town to Lecomte, which is our Sold Railroad. Now what will' this . work cost? How many months of la a bor of at least three hundred work Smen, mechanics, machinists ac., will e this work give employment to? How Smany of our own people here, who are now out of employment and star e ving for want of it, can get it? How Smany dollars in greenbacks will it Sbring here and circulate around? SWho will bring a'J Shis here? What will be the greenback value of the r completed work? Aid what its ben efits to the large planting interest of SBayou Becuff, not to the terminus of the Road. but for more than 30 miles - beyond that terminus? These are - questions to be studied and studied , well, and every man must ask them to himself, and his own inteiest and i common sense and judgment will un ravel the true answer, and then, and SI then alone, can he know how to act and be confirmed in the right, and be linked to his best and only true friend, - self-interest. is The proposition is too prolific of , results for this article, which we oinly of intend as an opening one for our ni merous readers, and hundreds ofoth Ser items of importance crowd on us e, too fast to recite them to our people e this week. We will have to follow up .- the subject in our next, and til tlihen ask a patient and fair hearing from all, who take an interest in the re enaissance of our poor Parish. We have given them enough for serious h consideration for a week, and after a r-thoughtful study of what we have al written, we hope to find them well SI. prepared to receive what will follow. THE MAILS. ui Our article of last week on the im portant subject, which we take again th as the caption for this article, has vi raised a little flutter and directed two eN batteries at our unoffending self, bt which, however, have failed to prove g. we were wrong, and only made the at matter as clear as mud, if we be not (l( particular in what we say. The first w gun comes shoted from Colonel Mc T Ginnis' battery, scattering thick and es wide of the mark, and missing the tgrget altogether. The Colonel, who en passant we claim to esteem and re- w. spect as a good man and citizen, has e9 only proved for the Democrat all we in have written about the Mails, and we di think he should have met us in the h: disputed point with a little more to facts and figures, and not hurled at ni us his receipted butcher's bills, for ai we assure him the public and the ti Democrat have no business with his al culinary department, and least of all tr the Democrat never meddles with a bi gentleman's private affairs, and has no interest therein especially when a, discussing mail matters. As we have if often said we want good mail service tl from the paid Contractor, are enti- e tied to it and now more than ever are P determined to have it if proper agita- C tion of the long neglected duty will w do any good. Besides the long suf- g fering public, we, the Democrat, have h been the sufferer too long and there g must be an end to the evil. Why we P have so often written that the mails tl should always be brought through, P and nearly every trip, has been fur n nished us by Colonel McGinnis' good i management of the Coaches, which n always arrive here in good time, five e and six hours ahead of schedule time, thus proving that the roads must be u in good condition, otherwise his ex cuse offered for the bad roads only 9 proves he must have the most extra- t ordinary stock on earth and he does f not kill them at that. And mind g you, this good time is made even r when the mails are brought. So the 2 - bad road excuse can't be considered tenable so long as such good time is I made, and here let us say we nor the 8 Spublic do not complain of the Coaches c not reaching here in time, or irregu- s larly, but the mails are left behind and two thirds of the time reach here I twenty-four hours behind time, And I t the Coaches reaching here, without I the mails, rest here some six hours, I 1 when two hours of that time spent at r the Mouth would insure our mails 4 r through regularly, and certainly it would be far better to reach here three a hours later with the mails, than ma f king fast shell road time flying light and resting here six hours. The f second metrailleuse to which we al s lude i s that of Caucasia, charged t with a blank cartridge, gracefully , touched off with the slow boats con e veying the mails and the chronic n grumbler flash. Your excuse, Cau a casia, thrown in for the Contractor is - worse than no excuse at all, and is Scertainly news for the Marines in - these parts. The idea of the Katie, . Pargoud and Allen being slow boats will certainly occasion serious refle , tion on the part of the knowing ones , and make them wish to know where d fast boats are to be found and what e waters they ply. 1 To conclude for this week, for the e public can be assured we will con t tinue to harp on this wrong so long I as it exists, we shall keep a regular e report of the arrivals of the MIails, a on the Route in dispute, and publish t it regularly, wi~t hout love or fear, e naught set down in mhlice, and the columns of the Democrat ~hall not be f the last to render due justice whereit e is merited, and above all we are vain r enough to consider the Democrat a n perfectly competent judge in this r matter. ~gg HIGHEST CASH PRICE PAID FOR OLD GOLD AND SIL VERWARE. 1 FERGUSON & SCIHNACK. SAnns.--The people should contin - unally bear in mind that the negroes Sare organized into a secret military t league; that they are continually [? rilled; and t hat they are supplied t by the Radical leaders with arms to e be used again-t the whites. They - should not forget the arms that were ' allowed to pass up the river in the hands of the very men who were en e gaged in the unlawful assembly at dlColfax in April 1873. The duty of a self-protection impels every white man to be fully prepared for the dan Sger which appears so threatening. t We suggest that every white man e supply himself with improved weap n, en, and keep on hand a supply of ammunition. Moreover, let a strict eye be kept on the leaders. The ne Sgroes will behave themselves if let . alone. The men who lead them into s danger run away, as at Colfax, when e danger approaches. 11 We speak whereof we know. News Ku from all quarters assure us that the he Radicals are preparing to perpetuate Fe their power by a massacre of the us whites if necessary. Keep this con 8 stantly before the people, and if they el neglect to be prepared, it will be a w. fatal error. DASHES HERE AND THERE. NE -Somebody must always make the first move in a movement, whi~ vitally interests us all, and thog1 every body's business is nobody's Q' business, still this Dasher, bold and o game to the last, steps to the front~ and does what ought to have bee (lone by others, equally interested to with himself, for some time past. On Taking into consideration the great est good to the great mass of our wI cople, we make the dash for them, tel and seriously ask all elements, who he wish to beat Radicalism, to heed the o0 call of the Mass Meeting, to be held foi in this Town, on Saturday, the 8th HE day of August 1874. This Dasher nil has made it after honest thoughts as $3 to the responsibility, backed by the cel urgent wishes of many of our true fill and good ones from different locali- or ties of the Parish. Come one! Come on all! and come with a will and a pa- f triotic determination to do your level $1 best for Rapides, and Rapides' good. to -Dashing of the good things we pa are constantly urging on our people an in the unity line, for in true unity be there alone is true success, we must W enter our protest to the change of bo programme of the recently announced go Colfax Jubilee. First and foremost ce we were told it was to be a grand de gathering of the people to welcome ch home our persecuted boys, and feel lit good all around for the glorious-dis- dc pensation of their deliverance from the polluted hands of an infamous co party, and it was so announced, but ac now comes a commercial firm in wi Moutgomery who make a new an- wl nouncement, with a day fixed and an dt entirely new purpose announced.- $l Further this Dasher saith not, and ti washes his hands clean of this new fi move, which knocks into fits all the d4 good originally intended, and causes of us to pause at the thought now too u, frequently hurled at us, that the ,e- pl gro has got more sense than the white tl man in pulling together p6Iiticallr. Au revoir! -Caucasia comes dashing to the be front on Saturday, with crest erect pý and in dead earnest,! with a slash- ft er against the Railroad. Chacun a h _ son gout, young confrere, but this a] 1 Dasher trusts you will argue well the -1 important subject to Rapides and her p i material interests, and reflect on her d t sad situation and seriously ventilate a the patent fact if there be any thing p t worse in store for her, and if' any s' S change or even taxed experiment, g t can worst her. She is sick, very sick, c e and as old Hickory once exclaimed n - for a similar patient, by the Eternal a t she shant die! But, Caucasia, pro- j' e cure good physic from an experien- t [ ced Pharmaceutist, administer well e d the dose, for perhaps in her present t low state nature can't act nor help n i_ her and the Doctor must be called in. r c Then, perhaps, we can help save her s .. and she may live to green old age, I s prospering with a happy and conten- c , ted family at her bed side to close ( a her eyes in natural death! • --Pleasing thoughts and pleasura- c s ble home sensations come to old -Dasher's matured mind when he sees t s the sons of old Rapides, to the manor . born and on their native heath, pre 1 serve and honor the old family es cutcheon. The columns of the Cau- 1 C casian were graced, in its last issue, I .. with the cause which had the effect g on our better feelings, and a thou r sand times, made us love the land' of our birth. A neat, chaste and ex 1 ceedingly classical address from our r, young friend, Frederick Seip, which I was delivered before the "Alexandria I e Grange," on the 6th inst., was pub- I it lished in the last Caucasian, and cer- I a tainly merits an attentive perusal afrom every Rapidian. We regret we have not the room for it in our col- 1 umns, but cannot help dashing a fa vorable good word for it. E -And notrepatrie, of-the Gazette, 1 we can't close our final dash without our regards, and regretfully hear of your iapproaching editorial demise. The Dasher sorrowfully drops a tear at the sad fact, and wishes you more than luck in your next new debut, and if he be not fatally mistaken he is sure you are buckling on your ar mor for the grand fight, and the next where you will be heard of will be in the hottest of it, and that your plume, like the white one of him at Navarre, will be waving in triumph amid the t carnage and blood which must seal Radicalism's doom in November. te MAIL REPORT.-We continue our n- report of the Red River Landing Mail g. Route, and start where we left off n last week: the Coach reached here P Wednesday ahead of time, but did of not-bring the mail; came to good time et on Thursday, brought the mail, which e- should have come the day before, et therefore 24 hours behind time; Fri. to day Coach again on time, with mall en due the day before, again 24thours behind time. Satujday Coach and m Mail both reached here in full time; he onday came through in extra fast te time, and with the mail. n- fS T. Morris Chester, the mu ey latto radical, who parts his name and a his wool in the middle, has announced himself as a candidate for Congress. INEW ORLEANS COItRESPONI)EYrJe OF E W ORLEANS, . July 11, 18744 MIfiEKD DE 8- "`, We have hi a very dull week in lc be news market --the Courts "are oed-I. 'everybody who can get , away has either gone or is preparing to go.' By the way one of our brokers on Tuesday last took a NEW WAY TO RAISE THE WI~D 01 'wherewith to sail off to summer quar- A' ters. His name it was Weidner, and Co he has opened the eyes of some of or bank men wide-ner they were be- af fore, and this was the way he did it: dl Ie drew three checks on the Hiber nia National Bank respectively for th $38, .41,50 .and $70, and had them .th certified. 'He then raised them by ca filling out the blank between the tl original, writirg and the word dollars iZ on the checks to $3800, $4150 and at 7(90, making a clear gain of about ci $14,800.. It was easy enough for him W to pass the checks, as certified checks ec pass current enough among brokers je and monied men, and their having el been altered, was never suspected, as Weidner. had been a long time in p1 business, and heretofore has borne a good character.,. Bank Tellers when R certifying checks, will, I suppose, en- e dorse their amount on the face of the a check.' That' will stop this pretty ei little gaimi. The' political cooks 0 down here are all very busy, and the u POLITICAL POT commences' to boil with considerable w activity.,, :T h e Democrats are at work, and the Independents, under d which title the Reform,. Fusion and 0 other parties are gathered, are mar shaling their forces. The danger is w that two tickets may be put in the r field, thus dividing the vote of the tl decetet people of our city.' Through-' d out the State. the aim should be to ~ unite our people on the white man's f policy. We,have temporized with g the negME Ong enough, we do not e -want and violent measures, but a de- c ,rminid; uniited effort at the ballot c box, to overturn the whole Radical t party. We have tried the negro and I found; hi',# delusion and a snare-- t he won't compromise worth a cent, and now we must go it alone. There t should be but two parties-the real v people of the State, the honest, in- 1 dustrious -4tid intelligent citizens against the rapacious, swindling car pet-baggers and their misguided but still firm friends, the negroes.° Once r go in and win on this line, show the colored people tnat we are the real masters of the situation, and forever l after they too will be on the side of justice and reform. But this fight, - the Waterloo for one side or the oth 1 er, the white people must make by t themselves, and therefore on .Stat. 1 ? matter thee should be perfect ha:r mony 6:·irpose' and union of strength-..How is this to be done? I meet'every day, men of the Demo cratic party and followers of the In edependeuit banners, and every one of them thinks: that he is right, and others ought to strike their colors 1and come ov/er to his side. I believe Sthat there is too much office seeking r going on for the good of our State. -This thing should be watched, and, i whenever a myn seemed anxious to -be nominaited for an office, he ought , to be dropped like a hot potato! IHe ot won't doo to tie to. We don't want - sanymore of those patriots who are d anxiionu to lie sacrificed for their - country's good. Let the Democrats r and Indelendents compromise, so h that there shall be but one nomina a tingConvention, giving to each party . such ratio of representation as their . differen ':Parish committees may a agree uporit' When the nominating e Convention meets let the offices seek - the men, and not the men he running . squabblitig and harranging for the offices.. .In this way we shall have , but one ticket and none but good t men on- it. f I was going to say something about , the 'markets, crops, business, new . steamship lines, Texas railroad to be re completed soon, and other soul-stir I ring topi¢s, but-it's raining again, Sand. sc I can't, indeed I can't, for it's' . too moirt to even "keep a stiff upper t lip." -:EUGENE GOSSIP. c, 9W1"h1ew Orleans Times hbs Sgrabbe radical sensation game le from its gi al foster-father, the a RepubI8i0. It hasa war dash -about Grat' .Parish men after "Sen ator Blunt," on the Bart. Able on nr Wedxiesday, the 8th inst., and hames il !'Land 'harleville, of Grant Par f ikh" a8 ojic of the mobbers. And all re .this on the .uthority of W. B. Phil idlpsan4'ilunt himself, the whole of e: which is an infernal fabrication and h plaehood. Landry Charleville is a -, itien, of Natchitoches, and on that ri. yday ,iid at that hour, was here In I Aslelxandria talking and chatting r.a with this writer. S At Alexander's sale of bloodl · toek,'t W p ouburn farm, Weodford onnty.iphntucky, just o v e r, there re db?4 21 colts and 23 fillies, the - coltsbrinng $1,000, an average of d $'01,48,; fillies $12,340, an average of ed $536,48. No trotting stock is in s. cluded in this estimate. ADDRESS OF THE STATE CENTRAL C'M3-IT } , THE 1DEMOCRATIC PARTY oV: LoUISIANA.. ' I RooMs DEMOCATIC S rA TE 0C , RA L COMItTEE, ' July. 7, 187L To the People of Louisiana: The Democratic .State Centra ~ Committee, in convoking a State Con vention of the Democracy at New. Orleans, for the fourth Monday of August, A. D. 1874, appeals with confidence to all conservative voters, without reference to past political affiliations, to unite in the election of delegates to this Convention.. ..... This committee is not unidondful that some may be reluctant to joi : the ranks of a party, which, in past contests, they have opposed. But this party is the oily national organ: ization now cortfironting TEhdfcalismr and battling for constitutional prin, ciples. .Principles, in violation of which this Usurpation has been foist ed on Louisiana, and our people snub jected to political and judicial.perse cutfon. Recent dissensions among our pea,- :: :' pfe, and a deep and abiding desire to unite all the elements opposed teoh-, Radicalism, admonish us not to rislk" everything upon our own isolated and. unaided efforts; although, in this. emergency, duty prompts us to exert ourselves as if we were dependent upon our sole resources. SIssues are forced upon us, whick we cannot and do not desire to evade, But we will meet them with such determination and energy that we cannot fail to achieve stuccess. We do not contemplate interfering with the constitutional and. legal rights of the colored people, but.on the o:ther hand, the Democracy are determined to !uphold and maintafa the rights of the white man.- The fact stares us in the face that the ni:o gre element has;.been gradually, bt effectually absorbing the Governcmn1e of Louisiank-the logical result of its` combined partisan action, as a race; that under the shallow pretenise of legislating against class or race dis tinctions, the colored Radicals have invariably been establishing such dis tinctions in. disparagement of. the - whites; and that the tendency of Lou- ' isiana Radicalism, now thoroughly controlled by them, is to establishi ~ii negro supremacy in Louisiana. The incubus of excessive taxation must be removed. No taxes should be levied or appropriations made, ex-, 1 cept to carry on the functions of govr. einment- honestly and economically administered; until the tax-payers of Louisiana shall have had an opportu~ nity to inquire into the nature aiad validity of the obligations which have been issued in the name of Govern nment. therefore, forgetful of past differ ences, and casting from our breasts all heart-burnings, let there be a cor dial union of all the conservatives of f Louisiana. " ": S The Democratic party has no ecnmi s mies to gratitfy, and holds out the e hand of fellowship to all those kvh6t are disposed to aid us in this crisis. National politics are subordinate in this canvass. The vital issue is re o demption from a corrupt State Gov t ernment and local misrule. e EMILE LA SERE, SPresident. 'e ALBRinT VOORIEs; f i r Vice President. WT. J. BUDDENBROCK, Secretary.. .- g. The Democrat is in luck of y late ini present's line, and with a ir few more like -the onqs received, he y will be considered a kinsman of g Grant's and asa frecgift man. Two k bottled' of pure claret make up the g latest contribution, and we are not e going to te! who the good fellowwas e who did the good deed, but bless him d around our dinner table to-day. t ig Dave Young, a big buck ne gro, of Concordia Parish, and a mem Sber of the lower branch of the last . Kangaroo Legislature, has received the nomination of Senator from the 's District in which Concordia lies. r This is one of the black stiraws which show how the black winds are goinig to blow. gs g Let every good citizen of Ra 1o pides, ponder well on our present sad fix l, and be preparqd, with his good ;h judgment, to give unity advice at the a- Mass Meeting on the 8th of next n month. r- ~ The Right Reverend Bishop II Vincent Whelan, Roman Catholic i- Bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling, of West Virginia, died at St. Agnes' Hd Hospital, Baltimore, on the 7th inst. t Joe COonnaughton,' John Do In Lacy and "the Court" went up on the Texas, as deleg~ea to the radical conv4ntion, at Cou atta, to assem ble to-day. , g'Dr. St. John is already in Sreceipt of his new and fresh turnip re aed, aindi can supply all his cus 0e tomers. of ______________ of g~P'The C. H. Durfee, on be ' p n- trip, faorcd the Demodratgith a couple of New Orleans papers.