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Official Journal of the United States. 4. 1H«7. lew ori.i:asn ^ THE DAILY REPUBLICAN Is pv, Wished every day (Mondays excepted , at No. 67 St. (JLarleft street. Terra >■:$ lb ay ear; for hi* $4 for three i n r ath in advance, hinple »opies, lo cents. THE WEEKLY REPUBLICAN Is published every Saturday morning. Term ably f a year $3 for sis months; payable invariab'y vance. Single copies, 10 cents. SUNDAY REPUBLICAN: $fi per year,Jn advance. Advertisements, same h the Weekly. ate* of Advertising: Monthly Advertisement*, inserted every other day, to be charged two thirds the above rate*. Second page monthly advert ibements, each square fan per month. Transient advertisements, having the run of the paper, first insertion. $1 50 per square; each subse quent insertion 75 cents per sqt inserted at intervals be charged as r>ew each Insertion. All Advertisements not marked for any number of insertions will be published Regular advertisers, who advertise largely, shall be allowed such discount from ab'>ve named transient rates as may be agreed upon; provided, that in no s shall s AM busir charged 20 c auctioneers, ,n business n All transien h notices ^uf advertisements to be rho shall be allowed the same discount advertisements must bo paid for in All bills with regular advertisers shall be rendered TRE WEEKLY REPUBLIC AN In published every Saturday morning. Subscrip tion. $5 pe- annum, in advance; half yearly und Squares. j 1 mo'th. I 2 r 22 I 28 OIK PLATFORM. "Let our laws and our institutions speak not ol' white men, not of red men, not of black men, not of men of any complexion : but like the laws of God—the Ten Command ments and the Lord's Prayer—let them •peak of the people .''—Iforacc Maynard. opuhltcui Nation a i Tkree Aolltl Plunk* for the PlMtlbrm. Reruildino of tiie Levees Aid. Abolition of tiie Cotton Tax. Sugar Interests of tiie State to be Pko TRCTED AND FOSTERED. "The Government of the People, by the People, and for the People, shall not Perish from tiie Earth.'' T IV K OCILI.OTINF. AT WORK. Without entering upon the merits of the question raised by General Sheridan, with regard to the official and professional char acter of Governor Wells, we presume no loyal man will hesitate to commend the selec tion of his successor. Thomas J. Durant's reputation is a national one. Louisiana has always been proud of him as a lawyer pro found and accomplished in the science and art of his profession, and cultured in all the refined graces of the gentleman and the scholar. It was however as a man of sterling loyalty when It cost much for a Louisianian to be loyal, and as a friend of the oppressed of all races that Mr. Durant won his national reputation He stands to-day with the fore most men of our land in all the great move ments for tho elevation of the masses, and it is with sincere congratulations we wel come him back to the State he so long hon ored with his presence. In William Baker, the new *treet eommis aftmer, we have one of the ablest, most thoroughly tested and energetic young Re publicans hi this State, and had General Sheridan searched the city for months he coald not have found a man better qualified to fill the position to which he has been appointed. We think we can now see tho beginning of the great work of reconstruc tion, and God speed General Sheridan in making rv clean sweep of all who in his judgment in the least retard it. Bft0T8TKATioM in tbe City.—W e are in debted to the courtesy of Colonel Forsyth, secretary of civil affairs on the staff of the commanding general, for the following statistics ol the registration in this city, and parish of Orleans, up to the first day of Jane: Whirs. Black. Total. Ffcnt District.................. 4.60S 4.*61 9,157 1% SSS » DMn«............... J,«l I'M i Ml tut..................... _ MW n,«n VMra jmoj Pnbsonai..—C apt*tn J. McGowan, chief of the nrenno cutter service, and who has held this office tor tnaay years and grown gray In the service of the government, is la the city on business connected with his do* pertinent, and will return in a few day» to Wrahlaigton. Mr. X. B. Marshall, United States consnl at Matamoros, is In the city on a brief visit. Hf U a courteous gentleman, and is repre sented ton* as a very afflclent officer. SCatutic. most rut Ccstonaocst—In the month of Hay tea total invoice cost of importation into this port was $1,835,873. The principal articles Imported were 1,441, 7M pounds of coffee, at a coet of *160,726; IT,680 gallons of spirits and cordials, at a value of $48,710; 8,581,065 pounds of sugar a4 $162,216; 1,404,016 gallons of molasses at $381,066; «l,»4%allons of wine, at $140,060. TM Finer National Bank.— One of tha (tepsetton in this bank informs ns that he >8$ »kant fkooo deposited there at the time itet leettteUss was closed by tbe auteori U« at Washington. He sold last week some of Ms rsilU ca to s of deposit for forty-five oente on a dollar, for which he was offered tho week previous fifty-two cents. ■ Bnutms.— Collector Kellogg i that they are ra^uired to file la his office evidence that they have taken out tha Internal revenue ■mate 3 n tho present yenr before they will ranaoct business with tha | j I ^ i SEASONS WHY THE SOOTH SHOO D VOTE WITH THE EEPDB ICAN TASTY. The Democratic parly plunged this nation into war. The Republican party brought this nation out of war strong, self-reliant, self-respecting, and respected. The Demo cratic party threw down the gauntlet; the Republican party took it up. The Demo cratic party asserted ibat Black Republic ans, abolitionists, fanatics, religionists, philanthropists, and humanitarians were poltroons and would not and could not tight. The Republican party proved that in fighting qualities the North and the South w. re equal; that with the same experience and the same numbers tbe battles were a dead lock, and historians would rack their brains in vain to learn which were the van quished and which the victor. The Demo cratic party proclaimed that republican in stitutions were a failure : the Republican party maintained that they were a great and glorious success, ami that this nation should and would come out of the war the strongest government on the face of the earth. The Democratic party laid down the ! principle and engaged in war to sustain it, j that slavery should be national and free dom sectional, and came ont of the war [ ignominiously beaten. The Republican party printed on its banners in letters of gold that slavery was sectional and freedom national, and came out of the war with not a slave from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from the gulf to the St. Lawrence. The Democratic party went into the war dis couraging free schools, free colleges, and free churches, and all the enlightening in. etitutions for the elevation of the masses ; the Republican party came out of the war with the right to plant the most liberal in stitutions of learning throughout the length and breadth of our land. The late war was a fair stand up fight be'ween the Re publican and Democratic parties, and as in all prolonged contests where outside inter ference is not permitted, one or the other of the belligerents bad to bite tbe dust, and in this instance it so happened that the Democratic party not only bit and licked it. but rolled all over in it, and came out of it clothed in a complete suit of Confederate gray. The Republican party brought the nation safely through one of the most fearful wars of modern times, and the same banner itso successfully held up during the war it has kept aloll ever since, until the success of the Republican party and tbe success ol republican institutions have almost become | synonymous terms. In view of these facts, which but a few j men in the South will deny, is it not clearly I the duty of the South to unite with the Re publican rather than with the Democratic party in the work of reconstruction ? The coalition of the South with the Democratic party nearly ruined every material anil u oral interc-: she possessed before 'the" war. The Republican party is now in power, and will remain in power for two years at least, and in all probability for six years from the fourth of March last. The South is poor and can do but little to restore her fallen fortunes without the aid of Congress. Congress is disposed to be liberal and generous almost to prodi gality if the South will abandon the false gods of Democracy and return to the wor ship of the true and living one. Levees are to be built, railroads are to be laid, mountains are to be explored and their hid den riches brought to light, rivers are to be dredged, and harbors are to be improved ; a vast mass of poor and igno rant people are to be fed and clothed and taught to read and write and to become in dustrious and useful citizens ; churches are to he built, and the plantations deso lated by war and fire and flood again to be made to blossom like the rase, and all that the South lost in materia! as well as moral and intellectual interests are to be re placed -only with ten-fold greater abund ance and liberality. Self-interest is one of the strongest pasaions of the human soul, and to a cer tain extent it is always legitimate to appeal to 14 as a motive-power to action. Is it not clearly the interest ol the South to unite with the strongest party in the country, and the one through which alone it can ex pect any assistance whatever? Admit that we do not like one half the New England notions organized in the Republican party: tin' fact of our not liking them will not restore those which were organized in the Democratic party before the war. Admit if we will, that if we were to create a party we would make iDfeut of entirely different materials from those which form the frame work ol Republicanism to-day, of what practical value will the admission bo when we are not in the position to organize a party at all national in its charac teristics with any prospect of suc cess before the country. Admit, 4f you will, teree-fou rth* of the reasons put forth by the opposition to be sound and worthy of tbe highest consideration, of what value will they be to ns as Southern people while tee Republican parly remains in power. Our reasoning as Democrats of the old school will retard rather than hasten the work of reconstruction ; our reasoning is a source of weakaees rather than of strength, when approaching Congress lor an appro priation to build onr levoet or for the pay ment of claims for property deriroyed by act ol war. The practical question is this; the Soath needs material resuscitation and political reconstruction. With the old, effete Democratic reasoning before the high powers that be she can get neither, but with the advanced, liberal, and progressive logio of the new school she can go before the assembled wisdom of tbe na tion and say: In the name of universal suf. frag* and pariect equality before the law ; in the name of the most enlightened and liberal institutions; in the name of the whole people without distinction of race or color ; in the name of free speech and a free press ; in the name of free schools |nd free oh-ichee; in the name o»» steamboats and railroads and telegraphic wires; in the name of cotton and sugar, tobacco and rice, and hogs aad hominy, we humbly aak to be re* to sad to the United States. And this petition tbe Congress of the United States will ill tea to, aad our word for it, one year will not have passed by before every Southern State will have bee* ra stera* to the Ualoe, mlllione will have hewn appropriated tor the rebuilding of the lev ees, and steps taken to pay all the just war claims created by the ravenous quar termasters and commissaries who grabbed right and left, from loyal and disloyal, all they »ouM get hold of. SELF VERSUS THE PUBLIC GOOD. The inherent selfUhnefts of man's nature is tbe most serious drawback to all general progress. Individual interest is, in most minds, the absorbing idea of irterest; and the general welfare of society is looked upon as of secondary importance, if not lost sight ot altogether. So completely prevalent is this idea that u man who ig nores his personal success and labors to se cure the public weal is looked upon, in this utilitarian age, as a lunatic and a fool. The almost utter impossibility at this day of finding a public man who will sac rifice private interest to the public welfare is a sad yet patent reality. Men seek and accept office for puiely personal ends, and seem to forget that tbe public who honors them has any claim upon either their ser vices or their attention. So terribly prevalent is this habit of pub lic servants become that it has assumed the form and features of a second nature, until the man of public trust who has tbe least regard left for the will or welfare of the public is looked upon as a lusus naiurot — something wonderful, it not monstrous. Ia these days that try men's souls there is a great necessity for public men that will and tlare prove themselves exceptions to the general rule. The days are upon us when we need and must have men of moral force, who can and will ignore self, and who can and will secure those great prac tical results upon which the hopes and hap piness of this great people depend. Not only is moral honesty a desideratum among our public men, but moral nerve is now pre-eminently the staple article of do mand in the great political market where heretofore have been bought and sold all the great and dearest rights of the American people. These are not the days for weak kneed. fearful men. We need men of moral backbone. Men who, first, have nerve enough to understand and acknowledge that they are not placed in power solely for their individual interest and aggrandize ment : and who have the moral courage to do their duty, regardless of personal conse quences. Fearful, timid men, as well as unscrupu us and selfish men, are not the men for office now. The present is pregnant with events too momentous and far-reaching in their futuie effects to trust to quacks and charlatans. The political surgeon must wield 'he forcepts with a firm and master hand, if we are to have a safe delivery. The great and glaring fault, therefore, of our public men at this day. is the want of nerve to do their duty. The fear ot public sentiment, even in this region of political fury and moral devastation, is con temptible, as well as fatal to all hopes of future peace. The idea of men who were appointed to do certain special acta, to carry out a defined course of policy to which they had morally obligated them selves by accepting the position they hold, being intimidated by the " public senti ment '' of those whose vices they were especially appointed to correct and remove, is about as intelligent and manly as it would be tor a general to fear the enemy whom he was sent to conquor, and plead that though he knew it to be bis duty to conquer, and that ample force was at bis command to enable him to conquer, and ho knew that the power that appointed him ejtjMefad him to ktrp hispliyhted faith, yet he found, as he neared the enemy, that the ''public senti ment" among them was so general and so poirerf> ! that he really dare not attempt to conquer them. Now. would not every intelligent, honest man say to such an officer, "either do your duty or resign?" And would not n man of real moral honesty do either one or the Other? Now, these are days that will not admit of mincing matters. Our people here in the South are in a condition that demands intelligence and nerve to save us from social and political anarchy, on which we are fast verging. Gentlemen have been placed in power here to prevent this threatened evil. Will they prove them selves ' right men in the right place," or will they prevent success, and induce ruin, by incumbering offices for which they are mentally or morally unfit? Every eye in the Union is now tinned upon those in power. At the North mil lions of anxious eyes and honest hearts await the action of those now in power. And tbe millions of the loyal hearts of the South await with an anxiety that can be realized only by those in their situation the action of those in power. Never before were such grave responsi bilities resting on public men as those gen tlemen have assumed who have accepted position in the great work of reconstructing tbe Southern States. A future awaits them fraught with individual weal or woe, ac cording as they fulfill their high and mo mentous mission. We ssk those in authority to think and act. Are they totally blinded by prejudice; or will they allow their heretofore glorloos reputations to suffer by negligence? Tbe man who to-day dares to do his whole duty, and fulfill his plighted faith to those who appointed him to power, will [find the future pregnant with honor and glory that might well captivate the least ambitions spirft. Will not our rulers wake up, ere it Is forever too late ? OUTRAGE AJTD VI0LEH0E II L0UIB1AIA. We receive &ve*/' dsy oral and written evidence that the internal affairs of Louisi ana are in a most wretched condition. As a rule, in those places where there is a military post, or an agent of the freedmen's bureau, there is some pretense of law and order; but at the distance of from ten. to fifteen miles from these officers Union men are hunted with the assassin's dagger and pistol, and freedosen beaten and killed In the fethion of the "good old times." And ia too many instances protection has been refused by men who are paid by the people of tbe United States to see that all citbsens enjoy the protection of the lews. There are but few men in th> service ot the frt*ed men's bureau who perform their whole duty, and there are some who lend their aid to virulent rebels to oppress and murder the loyal citizens ol the country. If they suppose they will be permitted to do this without having their criminal shortcomings made known by us they will find themselves mistaken. It is the peculiar mission of this journal to care for Union men. The protection of the law must be thrown around the humblest ns well as the highest in the State: and the officer who fails to comprehend and per form his duty will be reported and his summary dismissal insisted upon. We are no respecter of person?. One man has al ready been dismissed in disgrace for im agining himself an irresponsible viceroy in one of the country parishes, and we are much miRtaken if he does not soon have company. At present, tbe country on Ked .river, from Alexandria to Shrev< port, seems to be the most rebel-cursed corner of the .American continent. The United States officer at the lat ter place is not performing his sworn duty. We have in our office evi dence sufficient to condemn him, and we mean to publish it. It is our duty and our pleasure to give all the information we can against incompetent or corrupt officers ; the blood of Union men cries out from the grave, and the wrongs of fugitives de mand redress. The l^oyal people of the country pay millions of dollars annually for the protection of oppressed weakness, and they will hold to a strict accountability any officer who employs his power or the influ ence of the United Slates to shield the guilty or to oppress the helpless. All these outrages must be stopped at once, or the bureau will become a farce and be set aside by Congress, and a more rigid system adopted. For a great evil ex ists, and a remedy will be found and ap plied. The letter which we published on Satur day morning from Kapides parish is enough to arouse the indignation of every honest man in the world. And yet this is but one out of many similar reports that have come to our knowledge recently. We have cor roborative evidence to prove the practice of these outrages. It is a shame and a dis grace to the United States tlag that officers wearing th<* federal nniform permit these things daily. Let all such be removed in disgrace, and their places filled by officers who understand and will perform their duties. PROSCRIBING UNION MEN. We hear a great deal said at this time about the political proscriptions that pre vailed in 1864. and the oppressions experi enced in those days by secession sympu' thizers. But we hear nothing of the openly proclaimed proscription of Union men both before and subsequent to that time. There has never been a time when a busi ness man could not succeed here merely because he was anti-Union in sentiment: but hundreds of loyal merchants have found it necessary to change or conceal their sen timents in order to escape bankruptcy. And ai the present time this practice of proscription prevails to a great extent. We know of a case in point. Messrs. Bloomfield A Steel, a large stationery firm who have done business on Camp street lor many years, have latterly—whether justly or no 1 it is not necessary to inquire—been sus pected of sympathizing with the Republican party. When we began the publication of our paper the firm, as a purely business ar rangement, which every firm should be per mitted to make, bad a card inserted, stating the nature and location of their business. For thus encouraging a Union paper Ley have been assailed by the opposition in ear nest terms, and several firms who have lor years dealt with them have called for their bills in high dudgeon, and notified the of fenders that all connection between them will cease for the future. Now, Messrs. Bloomfield A .Steel have al ways conducted their business opera tions in the most satisfactory manner. No complaint is made against them of over charges, or selling goods inferior to what they were represented to be. Everything of a business character is, and has been, satisfactory. But those high pressure gentlemen not only insist that the firm in question sbalf sell their goods at the lowest market rates, but have assumed the control of their political consciences. Messrs. Bloomfield & Steel must not let their card remain in the Republican.- They must publicly proclaim themselves opposed to the principles of the Republican party, and plant themselves squarely on the platr form that has brought about the slaughter of a million of American citizens, and the ruin of the fortunes of the South. Can anything be more absurd? Can anything be more unjust? Is there no way to put a stop to such sectional pro scription ? We believe there is a way to do this. Let every Union man, and especially the freedmen. refuse to have any dealings with houses whd practice such a course. Half the consumers of New Or leans are true Republicans—more than half, as its enemies will learn after the next election. It is in their power to put a check upon this 1 ong continued practice. As far as Messrs. Bloomfield & Steel are concerned, they are independent of the good will of any such men. While they may lose the trade of three orfunr customers of doubtful solv ency, they can and will more than make it np from other sources. But the spirit that prompts these acts of spite is the thing that intimately concerns them, and us, and this community. If the lines are to be drawn between loyal and disloyal men, we think it needs no prophet to fore see which party will suffer the most in the long run.__ Profitable Fimiho.—J ohn Gibson, colored man of Washington, B. C., who has fished four of the large shores on tho Poto mac this season, has cleared above the ex pensea of his operations, upward of •20,000. _ What is It ?—This is stated in an ex change s The Guicoouar of Bovoda Is having a chadar ornamented with precious stones at an expense of >1,000,000._ Chops. —The Empire Parish of the first •ays there has been a considerable gain in the appearance of the crops, and font the sturar cane plant is thriving most beanti SYMPATHY FOR THE AS8AESIN. There is a tape dealer in New Orleans who hgs made many a dollar by the trade of Uni Ok' men, and, nodoubt, something hand some oUw ot those who are not of that stripe of politics. For many years he was content to jog along in the old-fashioned way, sell ing here and there a spool of thread or a yard of ribbon or cloth, without indulging in any manifestations of political preference. He kept his shop open during the war, and picked up quite a sum in postal currency by trading with the Yankees. All the people in the city were Yankees when Butler ruled here, for the chivalry had all gone, to a man, to shiver a lance in defense of their masters, the slave drivers. So he sold calico to the Yankees without the aid of a motto. But in 1865 the ragged fol lowers of the unsuccessful and baflled Lee began to come back. They soon returned to their old business of increasing the tax ation of the people by making assaults on the treasury that were more successful than those they made oil Sheridan at the battle of the Five Forks. They soon found them, selves in funds, and began to make inquiries in the dry goods market. It is worth while to attract the attention and cultivate the acquaintance of men who have their pockets full of money. 80 our enter prising vender of New York auction goods bethought him of something bril liant. What could be so well calculated to catch the eye and enlist the sym pathies of the gentlemen whom he wished to conciliate as the notable words of the chief private assassin of the rebellion, Booth ? Sic semper tyrannis " were the talismanic words that were to obliterate the recollec tion of his trade with the Yankees, and purify his shop for the returned followers of Lee. He adopted the hackneyed phrase made infamous by use by the crackbrained, stage-struck cut-throat, had it painted over his door,and has done a good stroke of busi ness ever since. There are hundreds of Union people in this city who will not enter the doors of this man's shop. They would consider that their presence there would in a measure sanction the cov.ardly murder of the greatest and best man of modern times; au act that deprived us of Lincoln and gave us Johnson, and that every dollar they paid to the unprincipled dry goods man was a contribution to a mon ument to the memory of a man who died surrounded by an infamy not second to that of Judas Iscariot. There are a hundred thousand Union people in this city who wish for loyal men to sell merchandise. In every branch of ness, the grocer, the dry goods man, the druggist, the hardware mar, the com mission merchant, the control is in the hands of sympathizers with the rebel lion, and the Union man is liable to be if suited by a sight of "sic semper tyrannis a photograph of Lee, or some other sign of the Great Crime, wherever he goes. We hope this state of things will not long continue. In the nature of things it can not. Within the next three months a large part of the real estate of the city will be offer 1 d for sale by the United States marshal by order of the court of bankruptcy. The 'happy homes and altars free" of men too shiftless to work will pass into the posses sion of "new comers." There will then be a chance for a Union merchant to go into business. The money of the cify will be controlled by loyal men; Union papers will be heartily sustained by the business men; and such miserable devices as that which every day insults our eyes will be changed to "Union and liberty, now and forever, one and inseparable." DIGNITY. We hear a great deal about dignity in these days. Andrew Joliusou said, when you hoar a man prate about the constitution spot him aB a traitor, tfrheu we hear a man talk about diguity we very soon find that he is possessed of but little himself, and daily in hi9 own life, conduct, and con versation violates ulinost every rule of good breeding. Men whoso bodies are burnt out stove pipes, and whose lip3 seldom open without uttering the most fearful oaths, prate about dignity, as if the good Lord who created us had made a mistake and did not iutend that men should ever unbend and talk like common people. Dignity. Would that this age possessed a Shakspeare who dared to write as men talk. Charles Lamb somewhere says that if you frown upon the world it will scow) back upon you, but if you laugh at it uud with it, you will find it a jolly, kind companion. We prefer Charles Lamb to Addison, and where you see one volume of the "Specta tor," you will find teu of the delightful gov ernment clerk'*, who studied men and but few books, and wrote as the world talks and not as parsons preach. A I.ONO TIME COMING TO HOTIOE We find the following in tho Picayune of the 2d iustant: Referring to New Orleans customhouse matters, a Washington special of May 26, The i liargi-s against the administration of the New Orleans customhouse, which were laid before Congress last winter, and were investigated by tho Elliot Shollabarger Tint committee, h»ve been revived recently, and additional affidavit., charging Collector Kel logg with violating tho custom, laws, fraud ulent seizure.. Illegal detention of vessels, and interference with the interest, of mer 'hauls and importers, have been filed in the treasury department. Assistant Secretary Chandler has been ordered to investigate and report thereon. L'uder the tenure of office act Mr. Kellogg can only be suspended until the next session of Congress. The affidavits In the case were made by promi nent I/outslanluns, now here, and by citi zens of other Status. R. King Cutler U said to be the author of the charges. All the news contained In the above para graph has been current in certain circles both in Washington and New Orleans since the 26th ultimo. Vlien we received onr special dispatches on that day, we got all the particulars, which have proved true, but believing them of little consequence, did not give them to the public, not caring to give currency to news from such author ity. Since then we have wen a letter from Washington giving the names of the parties who have filed the charges against Collector Kellogg, and now are more than satisfied that we did right in excluding the dispatch. We believe the treasury department will give bat little credit to statements made by a majority of the complainants. We are informed that within n few days Mr. Kellogg will forward to the department affidavits refuting any charges made against him. Also, relative to the status of tbe persons making the charges. WiTERi.fii'»»»te*u.— The Thlbodaux Stn Und says the waters on both side* of the I-afoarcbe are subsiding rapidly, and plaut log U already begun on the recently sub merged lands. The fall is already about three feet, and It Is anticipated that In a few day» the overflow will be of the thing* of tbe past. an oniric - M ono riot. 1 * (Jnitc an excitement was caused at the depot at Carrollton, at about five o'clock Sunday evening, and which our recon structed neighbors might take advantage of if they saw lit to do so, by backing capital against a "mendicant loyalist." ' Jt seems.a white and colored boy got to fighting, and a policeman, name unknown, interfered and struck the colored boy. An old one-legged colored man, a looker on, in informed the policeman that the colored toy was in the right of the quarrel, and ought not to have been struck. Thereupon the policeman grasped the old man by the collar, threw him backward, and struck him in the face with his fist. Quite a crowd of people gathered, many of whom were colored men, but they made no resistance, and, sur rounded by a gang of white men who ex hibited pistols freely, ;the old one-legged colored man was dragged to jail and incar cerated for "breach of tho peace." For tunately no bewildered lieutenant of police was present to telegraph down his terror, so the good people of Carrollton slept quietly through the night. Auiwfr to a Query. Editok Republican: Has or has not Miss Maggie Mitchell one " cross eye ?" By answering the above you will greatly oblige A READER. 3Ve regret that wo cannot answer "A Reader's" question. All that we can say, without really knowing whether she has one cross eye or two. whether she has Mark eyes or bine, gray eyes or yellow, is that her eyes, a few years ago, went straight to one's heart, and kept one awake longer than the strongest cup of tea our good mother could make. \Ve do not believe Maggie has a cross eye. We do not believe there is any thing cross about her. All that we believe is that she is the most bewitching,and charm ing little actress on the American stage, and that I we would journey a hundred mites any day to sec her play in Fanchon. Personal.—W e have received the follow iug note from Chalk Level plantation, Ite liver, Louisiana, dated May 27: Editor Republican: In your Weekly of May 18 I find in vour column of "Personal" the following state ment: "Private Khullz, serving in the regulars at New Orleans, commanded an Illinois regiment during the war, and was breveted brigadier," which statement is cor rect, except that the name Is Slieetz, and not Schultz. Tiie Reconstruction Bills,—Wc publish to-day a communication explanatory of cer tain parts of the reconstruction taws, from the pen of a gallant officer in the Union army during the late war, and now a prac ticing lawyer of great ability residing in this city. The communication is to be followed by others on similar points. ST. CLAIR MAKDEVILLE, ATTORNEY AND AGENT FOB THE ADJUSTMENT AM) COLLECTION OF CLAIMS 70 C AGAINST THE UNITED STATES. unomliouir Street, XtwOrlenni 79 Under act of Congress, approved July 4,1*64, pro visions have been made for the payment of demand* for Quart rrmasteru' Stores and Supplies furnished to the army of the United States, for which receipts or vouchers have not izeen given, or where they have been giv a and are informal or insufficient. The payment of these claim* are, however, at pres ent confined in this State to citizens of the following named parishes, viz : St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jef ferson, Rt. Johns, St. Charles, St. James, Ascension, Assumption, Terre Bonne, Lafourche. Rt. Mary. St. Martin and Orleans; and are only paid to those who can establish their loyalty to the government. Although the adjustment of claims of this charac ter are at present confined to the above named par ishes, still, tbe claim* of loyal citizens from the ox eluded section of the State, and from loyal citzena from any of the Southern States, will all ultimately be paid, and it ia for tbe interest of ths claimant to prepare his claim while the evidence to support it can bo obtained. In order to render tha prosecution of a claim sue cestful, under the aforementioned actof Congraae,ev idence must be produced to »h w 1. That the claimant was loyal at the time tbe prop erty was famished to or taken by the United States, und has b* en since. 2. That the property was taken for the legitimate use uf the government, giving tho name und rank of tt»e officer who received ft, or authorized it to be taken. Evidence to tutablith this fact ii strictly ne co.stury. as claims for wanton depredations or theft, committed by the army or nary, will not be recog. ■ fide ( claims for rent: for the occupation of p!an'a tions tor military encampments: of buildings tor ths quartering of troops : or any unavoidable damage don** by the government to private property on ac count of miitary necessity, and all fr it, grow tvery possible instance will be protocuted to a » undersigned, and i member 1 * in • nearly P • Claim*. Mr. McCAflTY'B enviable reputation_______ of the Wanhuiffton bar. bis well earned laurel* legal practice which ha* been extended intoni_.^, every htate of tho Union, end date* back to the clone of the Menc*n War; hi* long and varied and *ue oessful prac ice in nearly every imaginable cla*« of claims that can he conceived aa originating aaamrt the government; hi* intimate acquaintance with all the requirement* and the modu* operand! of eucceea. fully presenting and prooecuting claim* before the executive department of government, have added much to hi* well earned laurel* a* a legal pr*. t itionar. i'd wem to render *uperiluou* the following name* of prominent, men in the different b tatte*, to which he rtmpectfully refers: Uon. H M RICE. United State* Senate. M. 8. LATHAM. Untied State* Senate. JEREMIAH h. I1LAUK. J A. Mi DOUG ALL, United State* Senate. N7M. KELLOGG' Member of Congrea*. '* ** ■ OUKE. Member of (Joogrea*. W A. HALL. Member of Coograav. J. 8 WAT TR, Member of UnngieR*. J B 8. TOD lV_Member of Oongresa. ALEX RAM8EY. United g*atee Senate. WM. B M At LAY. Mew York. G. L. BKCICER, Minnesota. .. CHARLES HUGHES. Mew York G. II. PEfflPlBLD, Kaq., Connecticut. R J. HALDKMAtf, Kiel., Pennsylvania. Col. G. W EWING, Indiana. To those that hare claim* of the above mentioned class against the government, it is of the first im portance that action should be taken with as little delay aapossible. Mot only doe* an unseemly delay in time, from the origin of the claim to it# prosecu tion. operate againet the success of the claim in the proper evidenoe for ite support, but It vitiates the character of tbe clam toa certain extent in the mind* of the executive officer* of the government, who may adopt the theonr that tiie delay ia occa sioned for the purpose of allowing time to gtoe* over ite defects. Ad commonicatioBs will motive prompt attention. A '**'JUSTUS I. McCARTY. 285 V street, Washington. D. C., or St. CLAIR MANDEVILLE, ray!8 Ira 79 CusUxahoase street. Mew Orleans. Ll'MBEit. TtlS PENSACOLA LUMBER COMPANY, Of Pensacola, Florida, are prepared to deliver car goes of ^ tt»D«Aaw*d Yellow Pino Lumber 3. That the claimant war. theproi*erty taken, and waa at tho time a citizen of ne ot the above named parishes. Satisfactory proof of the foregoing requirements, resented in the proper form, will be the means of securing to the claimant the settltmect claim. Special attention will be given to oftseft where Cot ton, Sugar, or any private property whatever has been ized and sold, or held as confiscable by thw agents cf the government, where tho political status of the •laimant ran be proved lo have l>ecn loyal at the til liai. been made a specialty by t ____ order to facilitate and insure their collection he has secured the services of JUbTU> I. McUAKTY, hsq., of Washing__ _ _______________ , lally attend their orosocution bt loro thn proper Kxecaiive De partment. tr befoie the United States Court of To Stea a l. la teas port aa tea ahortsrt antlo*. Tbap will ooatnst lor DECK FLANK. SHIP PLANK. DIMRNWON STUFF*! aa» l*o*te. FLOORIN'), ate- Thair m l* hava a eapac.tr ol ftJOQ fart par (item Address J. J. MAGUIRE, ■Eli Mp •sooriaUaflout, Paaaaoola, tea AMUSEMENTS. yUADEM * OF MIMIC HaaldinR A Bidwe:!. A. If. Davenport . J. Kiltredge ...... The Summer Reason no longer an experiment decided bucuE mtnt - Monday und Tncsdrty, .lane :i » n4 T^; ei ]?-".K'-' m *nt of the old favorites IIA RRv Mirr LOTT IK KSTfcLLJBT CAK1HY .... ... ful bttltei of LA BuuyUKTIEH Hr.tt „V oomic psntennrao of I HK KCRKT LOVQ z.nfretu ind iiuiia'.V'fimiliwT'qK *3 18 the coolest place in the city, ------------- • ** pure air being forced *• tul Hteam engine. ».u mnuiurraoie lets of np arkling water from the parquette fountain] e atmosphere delightfully re irebhing. ]|VTH Ml'SIC HALL 167 GEAVIER STREET Assisted by Clog ^Dancer, MR. JAMES BROGDON. t'diSB NED. CLIFFORD. The Popular Ethiopian Corn MISS MELLIK SANDERSON, Vocalist and Danseuse from the princimi atres of N ew York. ** MISS JULIA DIXON, Ilanjoist and Ouitorfl Appear nightly at tbe RUTH MUblO IIALI™" IbfGravier street. JOHN P. BECK Mr Pro png 2JOB HART'S non I.7JS OLYMPIC MUSIC U A L L, 74 It. Charle* Street, The Great Popular Resort of the ma«« THE MAMMOTH VARIETY COM 151 NAT appear every night in a programme replete *a the choicest gems of MINSTRELSY, PANTOMIME, I A RLE, BALLET, Etc, Open Every Night! Admission, 50c.; Colored Gallery, 25c.; Boys' Gt| 25c.; Private Boxe», |ti. Mhali? POL,TAW rHEE Open every Evening at No. 97 St Charles stn Ur.ASNOX.......... ........... Stage Vim PllUF. Pl.N Mr. To :ng during ths I '* 7 rVt Kntf.iffeniat bi" field, the pleasing banjoi-t und ru (•rand Male and f-'emslt- Miti-trela end pleading B 'Hornier. Grand iks Dora Shelley, ... ...,« Sentimental Song*. MUa. Charlie............. Jig. Torn ('lannon. in an extraordinary bidn tun. Mr, Tommy I ell. in everything ne '~ the Shucking; the Black Stat Trot - ew Music, new R-iriestiuea. new .1 k rerything new. D> all.' Door . 7* i'. M. To IV I'll (•RAND FANCY DRESS AND MASK E t the Orleans Ksll Room, between Royal and very SATURDAY. Ala----- •f'ciy t DADAI. AIHO, Hk[M n stain, furnisned with the beet i *8 Tickets, » •; Lediep, f i !m HYF....."* 1 ~ HVPGHri'. im;r< IVaI. it PAPER HANGINGS. YEW N P K i N U NT Y L PHILADELPHIA WALL PAPERS. HOWELL A BOURK1. Northeast comer of Fourth a«d Market stnq Phi'ade'phia, ifAsvrArrrnKiw or Cur In In M uteri J INSTRUCTION. I THOROUGHLY. STANDARD INSTRUCTION B0> 1 Rifhardsou'* Xetv Method." *ene« of pli . _ hands and fingers. The popularity of this lrook ha led by that of a are sold every . have examined r similar work. Ten thou-md* leuce to all other and $Hl ''M,lbod», ' mil the acquirement of a thorough kn forte playing. It is atlspted to all gradeso!n from the ruuimental studies of tho >oun* " studies and exvrcibee of advanced pupils. if no preference is designated, American linger.ng will l>e ed. post-paid, to any addreaa. Bord 1 . aU* OLIVER DITRON A CO , Puh'i»b*l I ASTROLOGY. MOW TIIY RFATIKY. of the ■ - . shed the ttcientitto ______ _ World, has now located herself at HcdsoaJ York. Madame Thornton possesses su, K wers of second sight as to enable I. owledgeofthe greatest Importance i -ied of either sex. While in a k'o she delineates the very features of tb ■ are to marry, and by tho aid of an instrument"! tense power, known as tho Psychom..'rras.1 tee* to produce a life-like picture of the into band or wile of the applicant, togeth* ; nials c This u i humbug, as thousand* • ufo shat it purports to be. By enclosing look of hair, and stating place r.f birth, tgr. d ti >n and complexion and enclo.ing tit'.• stamped envelope addressed to roursclf. coive the picture and desired informut. :.»)'>]* mail. All communications sacredly < Address, in confidence, „ MADAMK E. F. THORN. N.| aplOeodlylW P. O Box 222. Hu 1- n.V lRTBOLOGY, .AfiTKO* The World Astonished at the Wonderful Re' made by the Great Aatrologht. MADAMR U. A. PKItUIGO. She revea'e secret* i stores to happineMS those who, from <i >!*-fu » catastrophe*, crosses in love, loss of rel»tio«*, friends, loss of money, etc., have become de*^ restores lost a you will be most successful; cam- riages, and telle you the very day you will gives vou the name, likeness and cht£ tics of the person, bhe reads your v.i and by her almost supernatural p<n the dark and hidden mysteries of From the star* w# see in the firmament-tbs stars that overcome or predominate in the ration—from the aspect* and positio s of tM and the fixed stars in the heaven- i birth, aha deduces tbe fnture destiny ol rn**-. not to consult tbe greatest Aatrologint on coot* you but a trifle, and yon i so favorable an opp r sgv* likeness, and all ■aas? information. |l r living at a distance can consult the Madrm* wtth equal safsty and satisfaction Wit fifrftfefJMl-.- . _____PB__ The strictest secresy will be maintair if ia person. ▲ full aadu xpUcit chart, wrtmt with all inquiries answered aad liken*** •r' esnt by mail ox r oeipt of price abovn correspondence returned or destroyed, of the highest order furnished tho« ' Write plainly tbe day of tbe month a yen were born, enclosing a email lock of AMERICAN H< HOTELS. -------- - . OI1K, H0**T 0 7., mpro comfort and a< ____ Tbe sleeping rooms suites of looms are _________ furnished, and the boose will continue • ■rtdlSr' 11 " 1 ' 11 "* LggCT..'. r. ill arraasE' 1 ' CaSir tod Vaten-o .tree". ab«»vo Napol,oa ataoao, on tSo aftRi (Una] street Parties desirous slegant tcv-omisodshooi foi tbe at tbe above. »lne Rath Ro» •tabling, plenty of Milk, Straw tv <*• _ of G*' __ _jsm* t, BtmwberTie-'. « t0 * * , WlETrSSS d ma. and wife: them**** tbe woman a* washerwoman or eook.