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Official Journal of the l aited States Written for the Repnblican.' TO FI.t.A C • * ' E. (The following lines were suggested on hearing n friend say that he had dreamed, the previous night, of having been transported to the banks of the Ohio, where he nad a de ightfui ramble with Misa f.lla Last night. I had a pleasant dream. I thought the moon was shining bright; That I was nigh Ohio's stream. Where Luna shed her silver light. Upon a rich and gorgeous scene, Where nature every charm displayed; And by my side, with graceful mien. The charming Ella with me strayed. While from her beaming eyes there stole Rays such as light the stars above. Which showed her bright angelic soul Was glowing with the purest love. The roses there, were blooming fair, And flower* of every tint and hue With their sweet perfume tilled tbeai Wooing our eyes their charms to vi< Those flowers were pleasant to behold, Aa they bedecked the sylvan scene; Some shone in azure, some in gold, With stems and leaves of emerald green. 'Twas not the colors they displayed Alone which made Elysium there Although they were of every shade Which paints what's beautiful an It was because fair Ella's eyes Reflected the bright dazzling scene That made me it more highly prize. Than if the Elysian Helds I'd seen For 'tis alone we life enjoy When sauntering with those whom we love, And brightest scenes our minds employ On earth or spangled heavens above ' For what can greater bliss imuart. Or give suen pleasure unto man. As when with her who's won his heart He nature's master-works doth scan ! 'Tis then he focial bliss enjoys. And relishes the scenes around; Life moves along without alloys. For nought but joy in it is found ' No a rithin the mind— Nor selHshnese—cm tind a place; Hence, love, true love, with love combined. Those, and all such low thoughts,would chase* New Orleans. June 11,1867. OUR FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE. LETTKK FROM LOSUO.V. Tke Condemned Fenlun Lender*— Popular Anxiety Tor their Pardon—The Queen Unwilling to Nhow Mercy, bat Com pelled to d» so- The Result a Popular Triumph - Final Disposition of the Re form Bill-The Alabama! lalms Again Brought up—England to Pay In Land— A Royal Ceremonial—Nad Results of the Wrath or a Refected Royal Suitor for the HunU of the Queen — Intere*tlng Debate In Parliament on Female Nnf frage Or. Livingston Still Alive—A Million of Puupers—The London Press on Davis, Correspondence of the Republc&n.] London, May 27, 1867. I said in one of my former letters that during the insurrection in Ireland last spring there was no great popular indig nation felt against the movement here in London. The people appeared tacitly to admit that their neighbors on the other aide of the channel had some excuse and palliation for their rebellious conduct. That belief has evidently widened and deepened since then. When it was known that Burke, Doran, and McClure had been condemned to death and that the govern ment here was inclined to carry out the sentence a shudder of horror convulsed the community. Petitions for the extension of the royal clemency to these prisoners were at once drawn up and circulated and were signed by men of all classes. During Sun day and Monday last deputations of gentle men, some of them of a very high char acter and position, were received by the home secretary and the other members of the cabinet, all of them presenting these petitions and supporting them with their own personal solicitations. The queen i» at Balmoral, in Scotland, but it wae understood that she coincided with the cabinet in the belief that the death sentence should be executed, number of the members of the house of commons had resolved to follow her there, and ask for an audience that they might plead for the lives of these Fenian leaders. The lord mayor of Dublin, who is of all Conservatives the most conservative, an aounced his intention of going with them for the same purpose. The anxiety for the pardon of these ''traitors" appeared to permeate the entire kingdom. A great meeting was held in Birmingham to ask the Queen to show mercy. The anxiety in Dub lln, and throughout Ireland, was naturally •till more intense. You will remember that the Catholic priesthood there have always •trongly opposed Fenianism—but they, too, Baited in this universal desire that the lives of these Fenian leaders might be saved. Cardinal Cullen went to the lord lieutenant of Ireland, the marqnit of Abercoru, and Baked him to use his influence with the Queen to incline her to show mercy. Pray er* were offered up for the same purpose in all the Catholic churches in Dublin on last Bunday. Still the government manifested ao disposition to recede from its determina tion to wreak the vengence of the law on the prisonenruutll last. Saturday, the 26th. Ob that Cay Earl Derby and his associates, *tB view of the unanimous desire of the people of the kingdom," resolved to recom mend her majesty to remit the sentence pass ad upon Colonel Burke. The earl conveyed this recommendation to the queen on Satur day night. Her majesty took all day Sunday to consider it, and on Sunday night assented to it. When this was announced In the house of commons on Monday evening, It waa received with cheers, and, strange to •ay, the house of lords manifested the same Joy at the news. The statement of Lord Darby announcing the decision of the QBt e a to the house of lords was a cartons one. He said that her majesty and the cab inet saw no palliation in the cate—that Burke's offense was deliberate treason and premeditated rising in arms; bwt that his BB&tence was remitted because "over whelming testimony from the Irish people had been received to the effect that it wwuid he politic to prevent the law from taking it is plain this is another popular triumph . it is plain this is another popular triumph fhe government sacrificed its own con vie Buns of right In order to please the people. the government yielded in this instance jBst as U did in the case of the Hyde park would have hung Burke and i If it had dared to brave the ; aa it would have shut the poo |had it ventured to en jof popular wrath that the act would h»vo ndeed. iotcacaxno os, the —. l bo a long m* i tight. The bill proposes to disfranchise for ever the inhabitants of certain boroughs that are notorious for selling their votes to the highest bidder; and to give the seats thus taken away to other towns that now have au inadequate representation. The Liberals do not object to this, but want an entire redis tricting of the kingdom to be made so as to approximate more to the American style. The reform bill for Ireland and Scotland has been introduced. It is tolerably satis factory, and no doubt after the proper amount of tinkering, will be made entirely The government here proposes to buy all the telegraph lines in the kingdom, to work thepi in connection with the postoflice de partment, and to deliver letters by telegraph at rates not greatly above the present post age charges. A bill for that purpose, it is believed, will pass parliament at its present session. The Alabama claims havT again been heard of. The earl of Derby stated in the house of lords the other night that the American government had consented that the claim might be arbitrated. This statement ere ated some sensation, as it has not been b»* lieved that the Washington administration would consent to a step that implies there may be any doubt as to its having any claims. But it has since been assertained that the Washington government had only said that the amouut of the bill that it hel l against England might be settled by arbi tration. if she would admit that there was a rightful claim against her for the losses inflicted by the Alabama and the other rebel privateers. It is belt in some circles here that the result of the affair will finally be that England will ac knowledge the debt and offer to pay it by ceding to the United States the territory of British Columbia, which Mr. Sewa derstood to desire to obtain. Some go so far as to say that this will be a cheap way of getting out of the scrape—for if the United States wants British Columbia very much, she will take it anyhow. People here are beginning to believe that America is not afraid to do anything she pleases now, with out regard to the wishes or opinions of the rest of mankind. On the 20th of this month Queen YicUtria so far emerged from the seclusion in which she has kept herself for the past six years, as to appear in London upon a public occa sion not connected with her royal state. She came up to town and laid the corner stone of the new Hall of Arts and Sciences in Kensington- a building which was one of the schemes contemplated by her husband for some time before his death. A tolerably large crowd witnessed the ceremony. The queen reached the ground upon which the building is to be erected at half-past eleven, and all was over before twelve. She was dressed as usual in the very deepest mourn ing. She was attended by her favorite sou in-law. Prince Christian, and her three youngest children. Upon alighting from her carriage she was received by the prince of Wales and his brother Arthur, the duke of Edinburgh. Albert presented his mother with a handsome bouquet, for which she rewarded him w ith a kiss. The prince then read to his mother a brief address, in which he reminded her that the proposed build ing was a scheme contemplated by his "dear father." The queen replied in a voice almost inaudible, saying thut it had been painful for her to take part in the ceremony, but that she yielded to the general wish, and desired that the hall should bear his name, to whom it will have owed its exist ence. and be called "The Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences." Her majesty then tilled a glass vessel with gold coins; it was placed in a cavity prepared for it, the corn, r stone was lowered over it, and adjusted in its place, the queen having first spread a lit tle mortar under it with a gold trowel, and then tapping it with an ivory hammer she pronounced it "well and truly fixed." When she drove away the crowd cheered her. which compliment, now rather an unusual one for her to receive, she acknowledged by bowing. By the way I do not think it is generally known in America that Queen Victoria has had au offer of marriage since her husband's death, and that very sad consequences fol lowed the contemptuous refusal which she gave to her royal suitor. He was no other than his royal serenity Theodore, Emperor of Abyssinia, and lineal descendant, as he claims, of Kiug Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. This illustrious monarch, hearimr of the death of Prince Albert, sent to Queen Victoria a letter condoling with her on her affliction, and offering his hand and heart. No reply was sent to thi* tender missive, which so enraged Theodore that he seized and imprisoned the British consul and all the other Englishmen residing in his dominions, and treated them with such cruelty that some of them have died. Find ing all other means fail, the queen at length consented that a letter civilly declining the honor offered her should be"sent to the en raged and disappointed lover, but even this would not induce him to "let up" on his captives. He still holds them, and says if any attempt is made to rescue them h** will execute them. His capital is far in the in terior of Africa, anti thi« petty tyrant is quite safe in defying the power of England. Lately a great quantity of rich presents have oeen sent to bribe him, but he will not release them unless the preseu ts are brought to his capital, and the people who have them in charge are afraid to venture within his power. If the queen had been a little more civil in the first place she would have saved a great deal of trouble and several lives. It is true Theodore is a negro, but he is an emperor, and his royal descent is traced back to a time when there was no such thing as a Piantagenct or a Stuart in bright snuff color, and he claims to be a Christian and % gentleman. The other night there was an interesting debate in the house of commons on the sub ject of extending the voting franchise to women. In support of a motion to strike out the word " man" from the reform bill and insert the word " person,'' John tituart Mill delivered au extremely able argument. He passed in review all of the usual objec tions urged against female suffrage, and an nihilateu most of them. It was said, he re marked, that this waa a new and startlini proposition, but we live in an age of new and startling events. It was said that politics is not woman's basiness, but neither is it man's business, except he is one of the few who are paid to make it their business. Men don't neglect their work because they have votes, nor would women neglect their du ties if they had votes. HeTiaiculed the idea that women should not vote because they already had so much indirect intinence, by asking how very rich men, who notoriously have great influence, would like to be ex cluded from the polls on that account. A number of other speeches were male, pro and con, and the motion was lost by a vote of 196 to 73. The princess of Wales Is out of danger, but Is still unable to stand. Her baby was christened the other day, and its royal mother witnessed the ceremony from a sofa. There is still some hope that Dr. Living stone has not been murdered. At a recent meeting of the geographical society, reasons for this belief were given, and perhaps the great explorer may yet return and read the flattering obKi __________ w obituary notices that have been written of him. What do yon think of • kingdom in which there are a million of paupers? A return submitted to parliament shows that in Eng land and Wales alone there are 998,494 paupers in receipt of parish relief. These are exclusive of lunatic and vagrants. Of these paupers over are in London alone. The vagrs numerous, but no return has been paupers rer 50,000 'agrant paupers are very numerous, but no return has been made of them. One of the most mournful sight! wno will go to one of the London poor houses about eight o'clock in the evening. Ho will see at its door a long file of men and women! who have not a penny in the world. They are admitted to the boost, given a piece of bread, sent to bed—or rather to •loop- In tte morning we sasin fed. and turned not again to arrk their fortune. TIum are the vagrant*. The regular pauper* are either kept In the workhonse, or anp ported hy relief given them at their own miserable home*. In Ireland there are oa l ^ n .tu regular paupep. and still lets in I imagine that job would be amnied by upon the release of Mr. Jefferson Davis. The Mumuuj Post praises the magnanimity of placed, must establish his claims to be con sidered one of the most skillful administra tors of modern ttmes." It goes on to praise him for not interfering with the plans of his generals, (the very thing he was most fond of doing), and says that "hi- never countenanced or tolerated any departure from the strict rules of civilized warfare"— forgetting all about his order to give no quarter to United States officer* found in command of negro troops. The Star, which is one of the few papers that stood up for the north during the war, says that "At oue time public feeling was strong against Davis: now it has cooled down into indifference, if not contempt." The rimes uses the event of his release as a text from which to preach forbearance and clemency toward the Fenian prisoners in Ireland— which is very clever in the Time a, a paper that was all'for blood and massacre a lew weeks ago. DOMESTIC CORRESPONDENCE. JITTER FKOM WASHINGTON. Defeat of the lopper-Johnson Parly False Chartres Atralnst the Republic* Party —Vigilance of the Ward Com m 1 tees—Colored Men Voted en masse tt Republican Ticket — Republican* Washington bend Greeting* to those • New Orleans—Return of the President .Correspondence of the Republican. Washington, June 8,1867. The Copper-Johuson party bears its re cent overwhelming defeat iu the municipal election very ungracefully and complain ingly. Excuses and reasons for the result are not wanting, and the conservative pr< has made some remarkable discoveries of alleged frauds by the Radicals. The Republican majority they allege was made up by importing hundreds of colored voters from the adjacent coun ties of Maryland and Vi.rgiuia, and by refusing the votes of white men. Of course, there is not a particle of truth iu these assertions; on the contrary, the num ber of colored voters who were prevented from depositing their ballots by the closing of the polls was trip.e the number of white voters so excluded. The only fraud perpe trated was by the Conservatives. Scarcely were tin* polls opened when it was discov ered that bogus Republican tickets were afloat. They were printed in red, and headed "Republican ticket," with the picture of Mr. Lincoln as an ornament, after which followed the nam* s ot the Democratic can didates. The idea was that the colored voters, seeing the picture of the man whom they all idolize, would consider the ticket all right and vote it. Even the memoryof the martyred president, so dear to all loyal hearts, was not sacred enough, in the esti mation of these worse than vandals, to be free from the polluting purposes of fraud. The genuine Republican ticket, however, bore the coat of arms of the Union League of America, and not, as the Conservatives presumed it would, the pic ture of Mr. Lincoln. When this discovery was made the tactics were changed, and within half au hour tickets exactly similar to the Republican ticket, with the exception of the Democratic names, were in circula tion. Thanks to the vigilance of the ward committees, hut few of the fraudulent votes were polled, and the only tangible result of their use was the odium which it brought upon those who promulgated them. With au audacity decidedly refreshing this warm weather, the Intelligencer bitterly complains of what it calls the unwarrantable inter ference of tin- Republicans in taking from voters the spurious and replacing them by genuine radical tickets. Iu spite of the unwearied and persist ent attempts of the Democrats to secure a share of the colored vote, and of their predictions that the colored men of property would vote their ticket, though threats of discharge from employment for voting the radical ticket were lreely made by conser vative employers, yet the colored vote was cast for the Republican ticket with a unanimity which astonished its friends and confounded its enemies. Thus one long step has been taken toward the overthrow of the "ring which" has ho long made the municipality of Washington city a by-word and reproach. Iu its national and general results, how ever, the election ha* a much higher im portance and significance. It demonstrated that the newly enfran chised class of citizens can vote quietly aiul intelligently ; it nullifies the predictions of those who talked of a war of race-*, and of riots at the polls ; it establishes beyond controversy the fact that the colored man cannot be impulsed by rewards or com pelled by threats to vote against the party which has given him the title deed of free dom. The Republicans of Washington send greeting to those of New Orleans, and set them au example of firmness and unanimity of purpose, which, if followed, will insure the early triumph of the principles of fr dorn and >rn and equality all through the South. The president returned this evening from his North Carolina trip, it is naid much improved in health. The temperate tone of his speeches on his "second tour" indi cate that the lessons of his western campaign, when he swung around the circle, much to the advantage of the Republican party, Imve not been lost upon him. The remarkably sycophan tic and fawniug speeches of his prime minister, Mr. beward, have excited uni versal contempt and ridicule. Every re mark made by him during the tour seemed to be with the intent of belittling himself, that he might thereby make Mr. Johnson ippear greater by contrast. The whirlylgig >r timeni i brought no more mournful sight than that presented by the late course of Mr. He ward. Once an Ajax in the battle of freedom, once the oracle of the party of progress and equal rights, to whom all looked up for node expressions of truth, and looked not iu vain, he has, by the be trayal of principle, by his alliance with his old enemies, lost the regard of his friends, and cannot obtain the confidence of his new confederates, who are shy of his old record. Visited by heavy family afflictions, suffer ing from the effects of attempted assassina tion, without the respect of those who once regarded it as an honor to be called his fol for whose benefit he became recreant to prln ciple, he presents a picture so mournful that it reminds one of poor old Cardinal was left naked to his enem The Surratt trial will certainly take place on Monday, the 10th lost., in the court room of the old city hall, made famous by the trials of Sickles and of Mary Harris. Rumor has it that several important witnesses on arrived. LKTTKB FROM MONROI. ■ Agents fCorrespondence of the Republican ] Monbob, La., June 10, 1867. For the past week we have been blessed with delightful weather. The mercury rises in'the middle of the day to 90 or 91 de grees, which it quite warm enough for comfort, especially when there if a breeze. The planters are improving the floe weather, and their crops look promising, compared with what they did ten days ago. Most of the planters are on very good terms with the freedmen, deal justly with them, and are not ashamed to converse freely with them, or give them advice or information. They are assisting them in building • church and school-house here, This class of planters find no trouble with the freedmen. They work faithfully, and are cheerful and happy. There is another class of so-called plant ers who loaf about town and do nothing but curse the United States govern meet, the negroes, and every one who "e • wears the blue," or aids the freedmen in any way. They wear brand-brimmed hats, drink * nr jr unusu uiuuui^i v whisky, chew tobacco, and if they squirt the Juice and strike a bull's eye Hi yard, •.£, they call themselves planters. The y*rdt only way that they can get 'freedmen to work for them is by the ©flfer of high wages, more than any planter can afford to pay, and at Use end jf the year they cheat then out of their just dues. There were several cases before the dis trict court here in April, where the freed men endeavored to obtain their portion of the cron which they made last year, to which they were entitled, but in no instance did they recover a farthing, and they never fill. The question arises what has the "agent*' been doing all this gk-cted his dutief power to seize the employes their just of the freedmen's bur time? He must have badly, for he has the crop and secure to tli dues. lhave heard of institutions that did not amount to a "hitt of beans." and 1 must say that the bureau "agents" of this and sev 1 other adjoining parishes do not amount » far as the freedmen to half a hill of beam are concerned. ' Only ten days aero a negro was beaten nearly to death by a Mr. dale. The negro made a complaint to tin* Justice of the peace, w ho had Mr. dale brought before him. Mr. Gale stated that the agent of the bureau gave him authority to use violence, and he did so. The case hangs fire, the justice of the peace thinking it imprudent to act against the authority of the bureau. Only three days ago, the sheriff and his partner arrested two freedmen employed by thorn for leaving their plantation without permission. They brought these freedmen to the agent of the bureau, who ordered them to be thrust into jail. They were con tinni there until Captain lloff, command ing the United States forces here, took their case in haud, and ordered their release. Where the agent gets his authority to in carcerate plantation laborers for the offense alleged against those men is more than I know. I am quite certain that ho possesses no such authority, and that Gen eral Mower would no. justify such an act. I think that if General Mower would ap point an inspecting officer of the right stamp, for the purpose of investigating the oificial transactions of the bureau agents, he would be astonished at the cor ruption existing among them. Ho would find that some of them make false reports, and that the monthly inspection reports are made by agents who have not stepped a foot upon the plantations they mention, and have not even been in the parishes here they are located f< These inspection reports specify the num ber of lianas, mule and female, the number of acres cultivated, the kind of crops inadt or cultivated on each plantation. If the agents do not visit the plantations which they enumerate, they must make false re ports. The agent of the bureau iu this parish has three parishes besides, and also holds the position of assistant assessor of internal revenue. The duties of the latter office oc cupy the most of his time. I have heard many freedmen say that it was of no use to go to tin* bureau agent for redress, and that they would as soon go to the worst rebel with a view of getting justice. It 1 oks very much so. Not but that tin* agents are " loyal," but they lark force and energy; and would prefer taking a few greenbacks rather than to interfere in be half of the negro. They allow, moreover., the claims of the poor freedmen (which it is their duty and they have the authority to settle) to go into court. In all contracts between the planters and freedmen, the laborer has a lien on the crop, and it is so specific 1 in the contracts. It is the duty of bureau agents to see that both parties perform their contracts with fidelity. The first-class planters do not need much looking after, for they deal justly, aud have but little trouble with their plantation hands. But the broad brimmed tobacco squirters want looking after. I hope General Mower will send au officer through the parishes, admonish the agents of their duty, and give the freedmen half a show. ' SKIMMER. LETTER! FROM •HUMMER ' Oorrespondenj* of the Republican.] Natchitoches, La., May 27, 1867. Parties just arrived from the border par ishes, and the Texas line, report everything peaceable in %kat vicinity, and the soldiers have little else to do than to hunt deer; the good citizens often joining them in this in nocent sport. The rains are injuring the crops to a very considerable extent in this vicinity. The weat her is disagreeably cold and op pressive, but alternately, which does not conduce to hasten the growth of the young cotton and corn. I have visited many portions of this State recently and found no place yet which will compare with this parish and some of those adjoining it in poiut of peace and good order. There have been no "tournaments" held iu this place for the "relief" of, or to make "widows and orphans," nor do the good sensible people contemplate having or coun tenancing anything of the kind, c ither on a "grand" or a small scale, in imitation of many of their neighbors. These "chivalric " gatherings are an evil, and those who get up, and by their presence or participation sustain them, are seldom disappointed in their ex pectations, for the? whole te ndency of such affairs is toward wrong. It is disgraceful to a civilized community to sustain these things. B«;cause Memphis with a Savage leader gets up a " grand tournament," it is no reason that better places should imitate her course, nor do we find the mania per vading this sensible community. The neople of this who'e State are too wise and too respectable to intrust their affairs in the hands of a fire-eating outlaw, whose only distinction consists in a natural faculty for inciting savages to commit bloody deeds, and their yell, so sweet to his barbarous ear, is now aptly supersede d by the barbarous ceremonies of the "knights" of 1867. Let good citizens, and particularly those who love the title of "old" preceding "their distinguished name**, use their vast influence in Another direction than that used by onr brothers at Memphis. These are no days of knighthood, and the chivalry of this day hold the plow-handle instead of the lauce. AU other pretenders are the merest outlaws ami " humbugs." Let " our young men '' drink less whisky, go to work, aud earn an honest living, and my word for it there will be Anlv f..nrnr ' ' a-lilnWil (inil nrnli sn« M hilt. not only fewer " widows and orphans,*' but those who unfortunately are without hus bands and fathers will not be needy. Queens of love and. beauty," too, are quite out of place at " tournaments," and I thi * " 4 - - —ink the sober-minded reader will agree with me that queens of love, and even beauty, are oftener found presiding over the affairs cf some humble household than en throned in an amphitheatre or joinihg in a< ....... and encouraging departed gladiatorial ab surdities. It can be no very great or lasting honor, . — . . jpq e | and certainly no pleasure, to be "crowned" by an unauthorized and most ridiculous representative of deported chivalry. ** Pity the poor widows and orphans," I say, it they must depend on such depend aut, ludicrous creatures as our modern chivalrv! R. A. Lancaster, esq., of Minden, Louisi ana, recently appointed receiver general in the land office at Natchitoches, arrived to night, but owing to the fact that the books and other necessary material are still at New Orleans he will not at once enter on await the arrival of the register an He informs ns that Claiborne and indeed all that portion of the State is perfectly quiet; that the laws are enforced and no outrages are committed. I suspect much credit is due our friend Blackburn of the Iliad for this good state of things. BUMMER. Grand Fcorb. La., May 27. Natchitoches, Whence my last was writ ten, is about four miles south of this place, and was formerly the place of landing for steamboats. That truly beautiful old town (of the same age of Philadelphia) is now left entirely " out in the cold," but does not complain, and, sitting down there in its own real, independent loveliness, calmly witnesses Its young compeer (Grand Ecore) spring tnto increasing importance, and re gards this strange transition as merely a " something in the order of events." Yes. Bed nvar Ignores Natchitoches, and its old path, and is not even restrained by the many threats and loud denunciations again* "new things" and changes! But Uw r.ver It an oubtedly right It is only obeying nature's laws. Natchitoches had for ages enjoyed the full benefits of a river at its door, but did not appreciate the privi lege, and did not thrive—thought itself sufficiently important and secure : but its foundation was removed, and though it did not fall, its sluggish growth ceased, and a young rival is the result. Progress aud change—change for the com mon good—seem to be the order of the day. Now that Natchitoches has lost its com mercial importance, it is one of the most secluded, quiet, and cosy places (hidden away beneath its pretty foliage, which has shaded its narrow' streets tor a century) one could find in the State; while a place four miles away, and a few years ago but a wilderness, is now looming up aud will soon be entitled to the name of a city. All the business of the old city, as well a9 the whole surrounding rich country, has now to be done at Grand Ecore, which is the receiving and shipping poiut for the whole region. So it is and so ought it to be. II the river though we have to abandon a favorite old site, and not persist in squatting away from the advantageous positions simply because we have always done so. Wise old citizens are following its current. A fine bridge, over a sort of bayou, is be ing constructed between this place and Natchitoches, but l fear it will soon, need reconstruction, f>>r some think it won't "stand the storm." Let it go and make room for a railway I say. This will have of necessity to be at no very distant day, and why not make an effort and a little sacrifice to accomplish this now, so as to be deriving tin* VH!*t benefits to be realized from its com pletion ? At least should the good citizens construct a plank road and toll bridge be tween these'places. Make all possible im provements, aud let not prejudice and "old notions" keep down your interests. In making hay use scythes instead of old cot ton hoes to cut down the grass. The latter method has actually been witnessed in this parish. A dozen or two hands (slaves) cut ting hay with hoes, and "making it" w"* their hands alone, as a hay fork to this day is quite unknown. This is awful. Why be imitating the barbarians ? Make your if von won't use those of Yankee ' manufac ture . BUMMER. FROM ALEXANDRIA. Alexandria, La., June 8, 1867. Editor Republican : It is seldom we have the pleasure of see ing your paper, as all boats running up Red river fail to bring it, and in many instances, prohibit any one connected with the boat from carrying it; were the loyal Repub lican citizens to adopt such resolutions as those passed at a recent Republican meet* ing in Catahoula parish, I am afraid we should have to remain ut home, for the want of transportation. I have understood that recently the subscribers to your jour nal have received their papers without much delay, through the mails, which is better success than many letters meet with. I have recently noticed two articles in your paper from this benighted parish signed "Occasional;'' who he is, has been a matter of much speculation, but there is no denying that he is knowing to the many out rag»*s which are of frequent occurrence in this parish, aud most certainly his articles have caused a change for the better, for the people see their acts are not unnoticed, if they were not acted upou. The tevere scourging given Major S. G. Willauer, of the freedmen's bureau, was justly due that official, and a great pity it was 'not given sooner. Already has that official awakened t<* a sense of his duty, and penitently repenting the negligence of his past duty, ready and willing is he now to near and act on the complaints of the freedman. I understand he has already made considerable concessions to the aggrieved parties. w It .is to be hoped his future course may be iu accordance with his new promises. The recently enfranchised citizens have organized several Republican clubs iu this parish, aud much credit is due them for their indefatigable labo r in the great work toward reconstruction. They all appear to enter tain the right views as to who are their friends, and irrefutable arguments do many who are not able to read advance in support of their views. The weather for the past we«*k has been warm and dry, such as the planters were much in need of, ami vegetation is putting forth very rapidly, and many are the iu iuirics for additional laborers with liberal wages offered, which, by the way, is clear a demonstration of the argument of the Southern planter being the colored man's best and only friend as the water of the river which flow's by this place. Yours, ION. FROM THE PARI4II OF ST. JOHN'. Parish of St.John thf. Baptist, June, 11, 1867. Editor Republican : I am becoming daily more convinced of the final triumph of the right in our little parish. Although wc have opposition, yet it is iu such contemptible form that it must sicken any sensible southern man, and ought to be enough to turn him from his own party. Some of the representatives Of the so-called national reconstruction party here, are occupying high positions in the parish, yet I can assure you that it was not their capacity or their character that got ail of them their positions; but a9 they are not men that dare meet their foes openly, we deem them beneath the notice of respectable We had quite a demonstration here on Sunday, the 9th instant, on the occasion of a grand meeting of the three Republican clubs of the parish, (we have only three ), - * * ' formed as yet), for the purpose of a delegate to the Republican State tion of the 10th. The several clubs were assembled at an early hour, and at two o'clock P. M. the Phil. Sheridan club, from above, joined the Am? Lincoln club at their rooms, a short distauec below the courthouse, at the resi dence of % Mr. John G. Moll. The two clubs then joined together, and taking the beauti ful flag of the Abe Lincoln club and placing it at the head ot the procession they marched down aud met the first ward Republican club at their rendezvous, where all the necessary preparations had been made. The meeting was then called to order, and Mr. Carson was elected chairman, and Mr. Bing secretary of the meeting. A committee of three was then sent from each club to confer with each other who should be the man to represent th< and their interests. The result of their de liberations was as follows: for Mr. Joseph M. Deslonde, six, and for Mr. John G. Moll, three. The two candidates were then presented to the meeting. It was a hard matter for some of them to decide between the two, as they are both men cf integrity and undoubted loyalty, but the majority soon made their choice known by lifting Mr. Deslonde in their arms, and carrying him triumphantly through the crowd or his friends who gathered arcund him, filling the air with their shouts, and otherwise manifesting their enthusiasm. After a few short speeches from several of the gentlemen present, the meeting ad journed. There are ho organixattons, as yet, on the left bank of the river ; but I think you will hear of some being formed ere many days, as there is a strong Union senti ment existing there, aud I find the colored men have about the right Idea of things, notwithstanding the efforts of their "*■ acquaint you with,as it U something in which every truly loyal mao should be Interested, capable of securing their rights io little aid irotn their white i the arrival of the board as it involves the interests of a class of men who are not ci without some friends. On __ ______ of registers on this bank, of courte the colored population were anxious to register themselves as soon as possiele but In one instance they were refused this privilege by the planter, and put off until some future time; but as the freedmen could not see the thing lathe same light, ..... * --id* - they went without his permission, anc consequence thirty-seven of them were told that their services were no longer required. and that they must not be found on the premises on the following morning; but as they had over five months' pay due them, they seemed inclined to stay until they could obtain the same. The injured parties went immediately to th«* registrars and made known their case, as the agent of the bureau at this place is a man ki whom they have no confidence, as he appears to take more interest in the planter-* than in the freedmen. In this case he told the men that if they persisted in going at that time he would »ee that they should not get the money due them for the hard labor they had performed. He further told them that they were getting those papers only for their own ruin—meauing the certificate of regis tration. it is indeed painful to see an officer of the United States government so fallen from his high estate as to become the champion of those who so lately strove to overthrow' our glorious nation at the expense of those help less ones he is employed to protect. It is high time such cases were looked to, as this 1 of couduct has become so common that it is in the mouth of nearly every one. The registration of this parish is going quite briskly at present. The number regis tered so far is 1069, out of which number there are 214 white persons. FROM MOREHOUSE IVVICISII Bastrop, June 7, 18G7. Editor Republican: Since my last communication the signs of the times appear monotonous. The regis tration is progressing slowly. The number registered up to date are as follows: col ored 911, white 257, total 1168. Of late the negroes iu some localities iu the parish have caught the registration mania, which caused a general stampede among them. Some of them walked last week from eighteen to twenty-five miles through the mud and rain for the purpose of getting registered. They begin to understand what it means, and feel very anxious to get their free papers as they call them. Some of them have applied to the board to know whether the government is going tojive them any land, or a horse to ride. The board not having on hand anything of that kind to offer them, con cluded to lay the matter over for further consideration. The twelfth judicial district court for tHis parish commenced its session «u the first instant, tin* Hon. Judge Crawford presiding, who is a gentleman of high standing iu this community and is considered a very able judge, and I understand is sound and con sisteut iu His political sentiments. The in habitants come in from all parts of this parish to attend court. On Monday, the third instant, they made a raid on the regis tration stronghold for the purpose of get ting registered, but owiug to their not being qualified uuder the present instructions, many of them had to turn away. The ques tion arising in court as to whether the lury drawn from the former voters would be legal, the judge overruled the question and decided iii favor of the present panel and existing laws. The court then proceeded to business. A bill of exceptions was filed a* to the legality of the jury. For the last- week the weather has been fine, and the planters feel somewhat en couraged as to the prospects of making at least a considerable corn crop, but the pros pects for cotton look rather gloomy. Many of the planters have made contracts with the negroes to work their plantations for a able season many of them have become dis couraged as to the prospects of making any tiling this year in the way of cotton. The planters nr*- as much dependent on the negro for his labor as the negro is de f eudent on the planter for his subsistence, 'util the planters in this country learn the importance or adopt the rule of raking more corn and less cotton, there will be more or less suffering and privations among them. This year they say their corn-cribs aud smoke-houses an* located in New Orleans, aud from there all the supplies come. The mails from New Orleaus to Bastrop have of late become more regular, antLthere is not much difficulty now in receiving 1 communi cations from that quarter. It would be a matter of great importance to tin* inhabit ants of this section to have a mail route es tablished between this place and Lind Grove, thence to the Arkansas lino. MOREHOUSE. The board of managers of the National Asylum for disabled volunteer soldiers give notice that they are now prepared to re ceive beneficiaries into either brandies near Augusta, Me.; Wilwaukee, Win.; or at the Central Asylum, near Columbus, Ohio. Volunteer soldiers are admitted upon ap plication by letter to either of the mana gers, or at the branch asylum nearest to their residence; whereupon blank applica tion will be sent to the applicant, and, if duly qualified, transportation will be fur nished him. The requirements are: First—An honor able discharge from the volunteer service. Second—Disability by wounds received or sickness contracted iu tho line of duty. If th>* applicant i9 unable to travel, or for other sufficient cause, relief will be fur nished under the direction of the managers to whom application is made. The over seers of all almshouses and charity hos pitals having disabled soldiers subsisting upon private beneficence are respectfully urged to report such cases to either mana gers, as it is not tit that meritorious disabled by private or public charity. Holdlt especially informed that the asylums are .** ... --------- ---- neither hospitals nor almshouses, but homes where subsistence, care, education religi ous instructions, and employment are pro diers by the Congress vided for disabled soldiers of the United States, to be paid for f-oin the forfeitures and fines of deserters from the army. The provision is not a charity. It is a contribution bv the bounty-jumpers and bad soldiers to the brave and deserving, and is their right. Soldiers having a wife, child, or parent dependent upon them, are not re* if red t * • g to t lired to assign their pensions to tb« ing to the asylum. Other soldiers are re asvlura iu special cases only, to be deter mined by the board. Suitable compensa tion will be given for profitable labor in the a«ylura. Good behavior will insure the kindest treatment. Wives and children will not be cared for at the asylum, until the soldier has shown by his ability to aid him self and them in part, by his labor aud steadiness, that taking his family in charge will not increase his expenses to the asylum above the cost of other helpless beneficiaries, in which cases provision will hereafter be made. The board of mauagers is composed of the following named persons - The president of the United States ; the chief justice : the secretary of war ; Major UUICI jusuu; , IUC sv-uvmij UI *»»1 I Geueral B. F. Butler, president, Lowell, Mass; Major General John H. Martindale, senior vice president. Rochester, New York; Jay Cook, Esq., junior vice president, Phil adelphia, Pa.; Hon. Lewis B. Gunckel, sec retary, Dayton, Ohio; Governor Richard J. Oglesby, Hpringfield, Illinois U- -Governor Frederick Hraytn, Manchester, New Hamp shire; Dr. Erastus B. Wolcott, Milwaukee, Wiaconsin; Major General John S. Cavern der, St. Louis, Missouri; Rev Horace G. Stebbins, San Francisco, California.—lies Moines Register. Tub Empress Euornib and Her Little Bon.— The young prince imperial, of France, has been transported to Baint Cloud on a mechanical bed, and the carriage which bore him was ordered to go at a walking pace over the stones. The two doctors who accompanied the prince are never to leave him night or day. They still hope on, aud reckon upon the change of air as likely to ...........skill. promote a cure which all their united with that of Nelatoa, and Bache, and Gend other reasons beside that hope (n the change of air are given for this removal, any of which, when told, fills one with pity for the toilers at the kingly trade. That same even ing there was a reception and a ball, and the empress was doomed to wear her sweet est smile aud don her richest robe to receive ceremony of receiving the commission of the great exhibition, and her m^esty to the great exhibition, and her mQesty to exert herself to find pleasant things to say to each of the members presented to l\er notice, while her thoughts were most likely at Saint Cloud by the side of the bed whereon that puor, pale sufferer lay turning bis gaze to the Tuileries, whose peaked from the window of his ch HIDDEN' TREASURES. t -M- ' .-l A Strange Friend — The Voice *» — Narration of Divco*ver|< '• Truth Stranger than Fiction.'* [Prepared for the Few Orleans Repub]i A correspondent, " Uncle Sam," n the occurrence of certain niysterioui during the war, in the form of niidnl visitations. He was at the commence! of the war a planter in Arkansas, but fc Union sentiments he maintained lost a property that could be burned or st was utterly impoverished, and forced for protection to the Union lines at 3 Here he found employment from the mi to guard certain property, belonging in to the city and in part to the governme: the United States. At that time he? was in a state of deal tion, and could not even get paid proim for the services he did perform. In emergency he applied to a notorious J in cotton, who, by Ills operations on sides of the army lines, had made mo« for a loan of forty dollars. To his surprj the cotton operator responded with dollars, and the remark that he could rep ( it at his pleasure. That night, the narrator made a fire ny his guard walk, and, to overcome an matic difficulty of breathing, inhaled a ture of chloroform and ether, which short! placed him uuder somnorlUe influei while he was sitting by the watchfiq While under this influence he win -star; by a voice from some unknown and in' ble source, which yet appeared famili telling him, rapidly and indistinctly, th* he would look in a certain place, unda pile of government lumber, near where 3, he would find something to his adn tage. He awoke, and thinking this ordj dream, paid no attention to it. On his return home, wet, cold, and) hausted, he Hgain had recourse to tbeM mixture. He again slept. The same stna yet apparently familiar voice repealer the same rapid and anxious man 3 before been told him. but airain regarded it as a dream. AtH time he slept, and a third time that uystenous voice informed him that if hould look under certain planks hf* woi find something to his advantage. Mill gave no heed to the visitation. The next night the same thing wu peated, and os the narrator awoke in ron; sion, his wife asked if lie had not hes®ni<ref some one speak. He answered "no, ' u only dreaming, ho little imporUa did he then attach to the matter. Immediately before daylight in the moi ing he again used the chloroform rnixtia and was in a disturbed and painful ata when the same voice addressed him the same manner, repeating the informal! as to where he would fiud something to] advantage. The annoyance became bo great that length he told his wift? what had transpin and she, woman-like, insisted that he shot go immediately to the lumber and look I the "advantage." He declined to gotfai until night, but in passing the lumber the way to his guard duty, he not place that looked very much like that he had dreamed of so much. Upon liftiq plank, he was astonished to see where eos thing had been very ingeniously conceal! So well had it been aouc, that, unless accident, it would probably never lmvebs > covered. He suspended further investlgati» and when he went to dinner m rated to his wife what lie had 8 • fancying that untold treasures rniirht I concealed there, insisted on an ini medial investigation. They went to the lumbe and, without being seen by other.-*. U >®au ered, carefully concealed, a small ( jar, containing, as it proved on examis tion, three thousand dollars iu Units nto* currency, one hundred and ekb dollars in gold, a small pocket knife, a fill diamond ring, and a lady's breast pin. at d • id The narrator and his wife cm -d thi money many tim<-<. On tiir.-f* of the biU were evident marks of blood. On -me Mmow the tim e were plain prints of bloodyJ^MUpl gers. That note he has to this day. unexpected good fortune afforded from pecuniary embarrassments t<> tin refugees, and they did not hesitat.* to a ploy the means thus placed at their I postil to pay olf little debts, with th tjon of the fifty dollars loaned from thei ton operator. A vigilant watch of the lumber pile led I A vigilant watch of the lumber pile led I the discovery, two days afterward, that fl o wner of this hidden treasure was the >a COtton operator from whom ihe fifty ddfl had been borrowed, lie went to the plifl discovered his loss, and walked awH The narrator having been educated M surgeon, applied for an army appointwk was examined, passed, aud acveptcL close attention to his professional dutia was speedily promoted, served in marlr the campaigns through Tennessee anal Vicktbu with 81 Georgia. .urn ___ Vicksburg during its great siege, and with Sherman in his campaign thro# After the army had advanced eighteen twenty miles beyond Atlanta, the s-urP was ordered to the rear to attend to MB business of his brigade that had been Nf lected. While at the rear, he was told oil wounded man in a little abandoned hflj some three or four hundred yards from • roadside. He rode.to the place iu quest* and found there a wounded man sifik Who he was the surgeon could not except that his name was Blak-*. as a wounded man was iu great pain and ua» to talk much. The surgeon administered a dose c-f b* phine to the wounded man, who could I no possibility recover, aud then returned! the road. Bnt it waa so choked up ** traius that he found it would be difficult* make his way back to the front where * brigade was encamped. He therefore again to the house where the wounded a* was lying, determined to remain there tk night. The wounded man soon after® pi red. The surgeon wrote a few lines.® tached the paper to the dead man's ciothj then took his blanket, laid down, and soon asleep. . The well remembered voice was heard quickly but plainly telling the • geon to unscrew the top of an old anuiij^wnu that was in the fireplace, and that theft* would find money; out he must nottal*j He awakened aud immediately made iJJ tie light, did as the mysterious directed, and in the hollow of the brs»® of the andiron found two hundred dolWJ] gold! Some paper had been forced do«J on it to pack and prevent its rattling handled. He then replaced ttfb mot } e L nearly as possible as he found it, 'iuclo» with it a slip of paper on which he wroj "Your money nas been discovered, w money signed his name thereto. . The surgeon would have taken the had he not been directed by his my6ten* visitor, through whoae instru mentality was discovered, not to do so. ^ Afterward wnen in Rome, G eor £ l *\^ on the day previous to the entry oi army into Barannah, the surgeon r ecf ' a communication from the voice of n}» Jv. terioua visitor, but too rapid to be di»»J Once afterward, In Cairo, he was soft" ished by the same voice not to make chase at a certain sale of government erty; this admonition was not heedefl. the reckless purchaser lost money n? operation. The writer closes his narrative °7 Teasing that he is a little inquisitive if the money mentioned as having m ____.1 .l. »_____V....1 RDf found in the old brasa andiron had any nection with the wounded man wno that night in the little cabin near AtU# Should this sketch ever reach the ey the owner of tne hidden treason* # surgeon hopes he or she will wni» the Republican and explain its "iswjj Perhaps the Atlanta papers may J*. to ten something about it, J^u Stranger than fiction," and this narr we are assured Is truth. Assistant Secretary Chandler leave* * ington for the recovery of his health- Tl resignation will be handed in. cessor wUl be appointed, a. Hr-M'fS desires that Mr. Chandler will •* K future time resume the duties ef u' Oren*e Judd leg., of the I eulturi*, sailed with a pleasant I*™ thirteen pertonsl friend# on * Bar0, ~