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Meeting on Monday.
A meeting of the delegates to the Cincin
o»U convention trill be held at the SeDate
Chamber, Mechanics' Institute, to-morrow
(Monday) at twelve o'clock M. Important
business will be transacted, and a lull at
tendance is desired.
And others.
Black Crook at the Academy to-night.
Hernandez troupe in Black Crook at the
Academy.___ _
The useful, the beautiful, the ornamental
and the fancy at the Exposition. .
Messrs. Small & Co., coffee brokers, send
ns their weekly coffee statement.
A fire company has been organized at
Carrollton, composed entirely of colored
In the machinery department of the Ex
position all kinds of steam machinery is in
fall operation every evening.
The supplemental apportionment bill
gives an additional member of the House
of Representatives from Louisiana.
Miss Harriet Colfax, sister of the Vice
President, is a light-keeper at Michigan
City, at a salary of $520 a year.
These warm evenings can not be Fpent
with more pleasure and profit combined
than by attending the Exposition.
A much larger area is planted in corn
this year, in the Teclie region, than last
year. The crop is now promising.
On Delachaise Green to-day there will be
a game of base ball between the Lotta and
the R. E. Lee clubs, at 3 P. M. sharp.
What's in a name ! Doom is running for
Governor of Nebraska, Looney for Con
gress, in. Tennessee, and Hobby for Con
gress, in Texas.
Ladies, if you wish to know the origin of
your costly silks go to the Chinese pagoda.
Exposition building, and see the silk worms
at work.
Senator Kellogg has our thanks for a
pamphlet copy of the report of Mr. Alcorn,
of Mississippi, from the committee on the
levees of the Mississippi river.
Mr. W. H. Aymar, a New Orleans com
mission merchant, has a plantation in St.
James parish with 800 acres in cultivation
this year, 430 in cane and the balance in
A meeting of the Tenth Ward Republican
Mother Club will be held at their hall (For
rest's Church), corner of St. Mary and Ful
ton streets, next Wednesday evening, at
half-past seven o'clock.
The Magnolia,'by Mme. A. M. C. Massena,
has entered upon its second volume. It is
ably conducted, and has become the official
organ of several of the Liberal Republican
clubs of this city. Sncoess to it.
The Shakespeare Club will give their sec"
ond entertainment at the Varieties Theatre
to-morrow evening. The '-Long Strike" will
constitute the performance. We acknowl
edge the receipt of complimentary tickets.
The New Orleans, Mobile and Texas Rail
road Company contemplates the early con
struction of a branch railroad from New
Iberia, by way of Petite Anse or Avery's
salt island, to Abbeville.
Sunday excursion to and fjorn Carrollton
by the ferry steamer Frances, of the New
Orleans, Mobile and Texas railroad line.
Only twenty-five cents each way, and the
full enjoyment' of cool breezes can be
realized. ;
Mr. George W. Coombs, of St. John the
Baptist parish, one of the delegates to the
Cincinnati convention, arrived in this city
yesterday morning, after a trip to Chicago.
He has our thanks for latest Cincinnati,
Louisv ille and Memphis papers.
Complimentary tickets have been received
to the grand dress and mask ball of the
French Benevolent and Mutual Aid Associ
ation of New Orleans at the Opera House
next Saturday evening, for the benefit of
the French subscription.
The corner stone of St. John's Episcopal
Church, at the corner of Third and Annun
ciation streets, will be laid on Wednesday
evening next, at six o'clock. The ceremo
nies will be performed by the Right Rev.
Bishop Wilmer, of this dioctBe.
General F. J. Herron, Secretary of State,
who was one of the delegates to the Cin
cinnati convention, jeturued yesterday to
his duties at the State House. He was
warmly welcomed by his many iriends, and
seems Jto have been physically benefited
by his trip. _ _>_
Mr. Ii. E. Lemairie, State tax collector
of the Second District, notifies all parties
interested that the law governing the col
lection of taxes will be rigidly enforced
after the twentieth instant, and unpaid
■ bills will be put into the bands of the Attor
ney General for collection.
The teachers and pupils of the Webster
School invite a representative ot the Repub
lican to be 'present at their annual picnic,
to be given at the Oakland Course next
Tuesday. The committee consists of Mary
llleakley, Mary Crawford, Alice Henning,
Emily Dwyer, Amanda Benjamin and Mary
llosworth. _
On Tuesday eveuing an entertainment
will be given at the Varieties Theatre by
the ladies of the Benevolent Association of
Louisiana, to raise funds to complete the
confederate tomb in Greenwood cemetery.
The Varieties company, assisted by M'ss
Charlotte Thompson, will appear in "Vic
torine, or I'll Sleep On It."
Such of our readers as would like to get
out of the city to-day, and go upon a short'
but really pleasant as well as cheap jaunt,
should take the 7:30 train on the Pontcliar
train railroad and go over to Mandeville,
Madisonville or Covington, on that nice
little steamer, the Camelia. This is & trip
which can be made during the day at the
very email expense ot one dollar. One
bteath of the pure, sweet air of the piney
woods is worth ten times the sum. Who
wBl try it?
As the Republican has made a some- 1
what lengthy statement of what is being
done in Congress for the advancement '
public education, it is just and proper
show- what has been accomplished under
the present State administration for the
dissemination of knowledge among the
people of the State of Louisiana.
In arranging to reinstate Louisiana in
the federal Union in the manner pre
scribed by the reconstruction laws, the
representatives of the people, chosen for
that purpose, met in convention in 1868
and framed a State constitution. Article
one hundred and thirty-five of that con
stitution provides that the General Assem
bly shall establish at least one free school
in every parish throughout the State
and shall provide for its sup
port by taxation or otherwise.
The same article also makes it
cum bent on the Legislature to see that all
children of this State, between the ages of
six and twenty-one, shall be admitted to
the public schools or other institutions of
learning sustained or established by the
State, in common (that is the exact lan
guage of the constitution), without dis
tinction of race, color or previous condi
tion. This article of the constitution fur
ther provides that there shall be no sep
arate schools or institutions of learning
established exclusively for any race by the
State of Louisiana. The constitution also
declares that there shall be elected by the
qualified voters of this State a Superintend
ent of Public Education, who shall hold
his office four years; that his duties shall
be prescribed by law; and that he shall
have the supervision and general con
trol of public schools throughout the
State, at a salary of $5000 per annum. It
is also stated in the.constitution that the
proceeds of all lands heretofore granted by
the United States for the use and support
of public schools, and of all lands or other
property which may hereafter (after the
adoption of 'the constitution) be be
queathed for that purpose, and of all
lands which maybe granted or bequeathed
to the State, and not granted or be
queathed expressly for any other pur
pose, which may hereafter be disposed of
by the State, and the proceeds of all
estates of deceased persons to which the
State may be entitled by law, shall be
held by the State as a loan, and shall be
and remain a perpetual fund on which
the State shall pay an annual interest of
six per cent, which interest, with interest
of the trust fund deposited with this State
by the United States under the act of
Congress approved June 23, 1836, and the
rent of the unsold lands, shall be appro
priated to the snpport of such schools, and
the constitution makes it incumbent that
this apropriation shall remain inviolable.
An ordinance attached to the constitu
tion provided for the adoption of the con
stitution by the people, and the election
of State, judicial, parish and municipal
officers, for members of the General Assem
bly and members of Congress.
At this general election the present very
efficient Superintendent of Public Educa
tion, Hon. Thomas W. Conway, was
chosen to the position he now occupies.
Under his supervision suitable school laws
have been framed and adopted by the
Legislature, and a system of public educa
tion inaugurated that has already pro
duced astonishing results in the domain of
public learning. Mr. Conway has toiled
hard to secure for the people of the State
this great blessing, and he has the proud
satisfaction of knowing that notwithstand
ing his efforts to establish a free school
system for the State, on the broad basis
laid down by the constitution, have met
with serious opposition, they have been
crowned with much success.
In a letter addressed to Senator John
Ray last winter, when the Legislature had
under consideration another school bill,
Mr. Conway said:
Our school law is no longer an expert
uient. Our division superintendents have
explored every parish in the State. Thev
have met, and almost entirely removed, the
opposition of an aristocratic class, who
know that before the piercing light of popu
lar education their domination over the col
ored race must cease forever. These super
intendents have nobly braved the dangers
of our climate—have gone through fevers
almost as malignant as the foes of our pub
lic schools. If one or two have proved unfit
ior the great work intrusted to their care, it
is far easier to exchange them for others
more suitable than to again change the
school law. We have this day in operation
m this State more than 700 publie schools.
T his is nearly six times as many as were
ever in operation in any one year in the his
tory o£ our State, and yet the amount of
money apportioned for their support during
the year has been less than hall' what was
expended in 1859.
The object of the new school law was to
defeat the efficiency of the school system
advocated by Mr. Conway, and this was
attempted to lie done on the plea of econo
my. Superintendence was deemed un
necessary by those who would defeat the
broad and efficient school system advo
cated by the Superintendent of Public
Education: and in answer to their argu
ments for adopting such a course, Mr.
Conway very correctly and effectively ob
serves in his letter to Senator Rav:
exp ,'* ct 8 "od cotton or
sugar crops from a plantation without a
suitable manager to plan and direct The
8 C uTU 8Ul,ennt<?ndPnt i8 to his division
what the manager is to the plantation One
is just as indispensable as the other.
Under the very effective advice and
management of Mr. Conway our State has
more than seven hundred public schools
established within its borders—nearly six
times as many as ever before existed in
the State. "And jet, '' in the language of
Mr. Conway, "the amount of money ap
portioned for their support during the vear
has been less than half what was expended
in 1859." This statement should be
enough to satisfy the real friends of public
education that Mr. Conway is much better
than his enemies have represented him ;
anfl that under his economical manage
ment public education has made rapid
advances in this State.
A paragraph in the Citizens . Guard
claims that the three years of President
Grant's administration has reduced the
public debt over three hundred millions
of dollars, and lessened the annual inter
est in the same period twenty-one millions
of dollars. This at first blush would ap
pear a very admirable showing, and a
1 * cause of congratulation to the country.
But the Guard fails to state that this
duction has been procured through the
channels provided under the laws of Con
gress previous to the election of the present
executive. Person^Jly, neither he or his
financial minister contributed anything to
the result, notwithstanding the people had
a right to expect much from both. But
for the extravagance of President Grant's
administration much more than this would
have been done.
By the process of extinction provided
for the national debt, and which was in
operation long before General Grant was
thought of for the Presidency, it was esti
mated that at the end of the first decade
the reduction would exceed $500,0(^),000.
This includes not only the non-interest
bearing bonds, but those the interest upon
which are paid for in coin and currency.
But by the system of financiering adopted
by the present administration, the gold
bearing bonds, which are much the
largest part of the public debt, are still
outstanding and untouched, while the
main exertions of (be administration have
been directed to the partial extinguish
ment of the indebtedness, the interest of
which is paid in currency.
This, no doubt, is the reason of Presi
dent Grant's great popularity with Euro
pean bond-holders. It can even offset the
discouragement felt in the near approach
of a foreign war. To them the bur
dens of American taxation are indifferent.
They experience none of its disadvantages,
while reaping the full measure of its bene
fits. It is seldom, in the history of na
tions, that all the energies of a great gov
ernment are devoted to the exclusive
interest of its foreign creditors; and when
such is the case, it is not surprising that
foreign influence will be exerted to per
petuate the power found in such singular
accord with its wishes.
The aggregate of our national debt is
now estimated to be $2,278,520,000. Of
this $1,820,000,(KM), or nearly three-fourths
of the bonds, bear interest in gold, and
are held almost exclusively by European
capitalists. These facts, therefore, which
are undeniable, establish the conclusion
that, under President Grant's administra
tion, the wealth and industry of the coun
try are taxed to an almost unlimited ex
tent for the exclusive use and benefit of
foreigners. And what is still more sin
gular, the administration organs have the
effrontery to claim that a system so hu
miliating and injurious to our national
credit is a claim upon our gratitude.
If this condition of things increases re
spect for the policy and administrative
ability of. our present rulers, we fail to
perceive by what method of reasoning it is
done. It should rather cause every patri
otic citizen to blush with shame, and in
tensify the eagerness of the country to
inaugurate a purer and wiser statesman
ship in the administration of our national
Colonel J. D. Rouse, counsel for the
government, has filed against a number of
citizens suits based upon the following
petition: ,
Charles Case, receiver of the First National
Bank of New Orleans vs.-.
To the Honorable the Judges of the United States
Circuit Court for the Fifth Circuit and Dis
trict of Louisia ua:
The petition of Charles Case, a citizen of
the State of Indiana, respectfully shows
that the First National Bank of New Or
leans, an association organized and incor
orated under the provisions of the act of
longress, entitled "An act to provide a na
tional currency secured by a pledge of
United States bonds, and to provide for the
circulation and redemption thereof, ap
proved June 3, 1864, suspended payment on
the thirteenth day of May, 1867; that said
bank, on the fourteenth day of May, 187,
failed to redeem its circulating notes upon
demand made, and, thereupon, petitioner
was duly appointed, commissioned and
qualified as receiver of said bank under the
provisions •of said act.
That the assets and credits of said bank
are wholly insufficient to pay its liabilities;
that the Controller of the Currency has
ascertained and decided that in order to
pay the debts of the said bank, it is neces
sary to enforce the individual liabilitv of
the stockholders thereof, as provided" by
the twelfth section of said act of Congress,
and has accordingly ordered and directed
your petitioner, receiver as aforesaid, to
enforce said liability against each and
every stockholder of said bank, to the full
amount of the par value of the shares ot
stock held or owned by him at the time of
failure of said bank as aforesaid.
That five thousand shares of capital stock
were issued by said association, each share
being of the par value of one hundred dol
lars, and the whole amounting to live hun
dred thousand dollars.
That —-was, on the thirteenth day of
May, 1867 (the date of the failure of said
bank), the owner of -shares of tha
capital stock of said bank, and became and
is liable, and indebted to your petitioner,
receiver as aforesaid, in the sum of
dollars, with interest, as hereinafter prayed;
for which he briegs suit.
Petitioner alleges amicable demand of
payment ot said 6um, and refusal thereof
by defendant.
Wherefore your petitioner prays that
said-be cited to answer this demand,
and condemned to pay your petitioner the
aforesaid sum of- with interest at the
rate office per cent per annum from May
13, 1867, until paid , aDd costs of suit. And
your petitioner prays for general relief.
Attorney for Petitioner.
We can hardly conceive a more distress,
ing case than this must prove to many of
the parties involved. Section twelve of
the currency act. above referred to, makes
each stockholder liable for twice the
amount of the par value of the shares
standing in his name. Thus the victims
of this great financial calamity—to give it
no stronger designation—are compelled to
lose, not only their original investment,
but from their savings or since earned ac
quisitions, a sum equal to the face value of
their stock is now to be wrested. Of
course, the government officials or their
law representatives are but doing their
simple duty in the premises, but their ac
tion must give birth to bitter reflections
upon those whose mismanagement caused
su<h wide-spread loss, and, in many
cases, absolute rain.
One of the most notable cases connected
"it is unfortunate affair is that of our
respected fellow eitizen, Robert Watson,
sq- - e\er in the slightest degree was he
connected with the bank management or
its speculations; but just prior to the fail
ure he, as a simple act of accommodation
to a friend, permuted the use of his name
and the transfer on the books of three
hundred and fifty shares of the capital
stock. This friendly action has alreadv
cost him fifty thousand dollars of his hard
earned fortune, and now suit is entered for
thirty-five thousand more. With a strong
desire that impartial justice should be
dealt to all concerned, we can not help ex
pressing the hope that Mr. Watson may \n
some way escape this new tribulation.
The Picayune of this morning says:
"The political situation daily becomes
more interesting. The nomination of
Greeley and Brown settled nothing." We
desire to ask why is it, that it settles
nothing ? Does not the platform comprise
everything the country needs ? What is
it that Democrats have been clamoring for
ever since the war ? Has it not been the
re-establishment of the constitutional
powers of the State governments—the
supremacy of the civil over the military
authority—the restoration of the govern
ment into the hands of civilians and
statesmen and a general amnesty? Was
the Cincinnati convention non-commital
with reference to these sacramental mat
ters ? Has it not spoken out on these
questions and left nothing to doubt ? Yet
we find the Picayune and a few other
journals daily finding fault with the result
of the deliberations of that convention.
What is it such journals want ? Certainly
nothing more as to a declaration of polit
ical faith. Then it must be as to the can
didates. The Picayune does not question the
political virtue of the candidates, but
nearly every issue groans with all the
agonies of a rheumatic subject, and a
general snarl upon its countenance seems
to have supplanted that agreeable com
placency which for many years won the
admiration of its readers, and made it
a standard of impartial, opinions. If its
present tone is to be regarded as the echo of
the sentiment of the "aristocratic" Demo
cratic leaders in the United States, it is
plain that one thing at least has been settled
by the Cincinnati convention, which is, that
such journals as the Picayune are not to
be satisfied with anything but their own
dictation. No one ever supposed that the
convention .was called to nominate the
Picayune's candidates. It was the general
impression that patriots were called to
gether to adopt conciliatory measures that
would lead to the immediate establish
ment of fraternal relations between all
sections of the country, and a simultaneous
reinvigoration of the well-established
principles of the constitution.
It is settled that the convention endeav
ored to accomplish these things, and it is
also settled that if its efforts are to be
finally defeated, the calamity will, to a
very great extent, be chargeable to the
Picayune and its persistent co-laborers in
the congenial work of "finding or forging
a fault." Mr. Greeley was, perhaps, not
the choice of the people of Louisiana; hut
our delegates went to Cincinnati in no
spirit of dictation, but, on the contrary, to
meet with the enlightened and patriotic
representatives of the other States, there
to compare the merits of the different
worthies whose names were before them;
to survey the whole Campus Martius, and
to adopt such a platform of principles; to
put forth such candidates as, in its aggre
gated wisdom, were best calculated to re
store the prosperity of the whole country.
Their labors have been satisfactory to
the masses, and the result will show the
fact. At all events, if Greeley and Brown
are doomed to withdrawal or defeat, the
merits of such a result will be due to such
fault-finders as the Picayune. It may
safely be said that if "the political situa
tion daily becomes more interesting," it is
because of the fact, every day made more
palpable, that we are doomed to have
Greeley or Grant at the head of affairs for
the next four years. Let the Picayune
and its coadjutois succeed in its policy of
having a Democratic nomination, and
General Grant need give himself no un
easiness about his re-election. This fact
is settled in the minds of all who sympa
thize with the Cincinnati convention. It
is settled that the Picayune must choose be
tween Grant and Greeley, and let it The
For some inexplicable reason a commu
nication has been addressed to the Post
master General by certain members of
Congress, asking for the discontinuance
of the Red river mail service between New
Orleans and Shreveport. They allege that
the route is impracticable as a reliable
means of communication, inasmuch as the
boats in Red river are run at a vast ex
pense, and that their schedule of arrivals
and departures are regulated by the
amount of business done; that these boats
are few in number ou account of the les
sened business, and the inauguration of
an active trade between St. Louis and the
Red river country; and further, that a
land rbute would be found far more ad
In the first place, a iand route between
New Orleans and Shreveport is impracti
cable. The business population of Lou
isiana are concentrated on the rivers and
navigable bayous, and in the absence of
railroads water communication has been
found by experience the only possible
way through the greater part of the year.
All the great staples of tlia State reach
New Orleans by water. It is the only
thorougfare of travel, and the business
community regard it as the only one
which can be rendered reliable. Why
then should all these interests be affected
to gratify the whims or speculations of a
private person, or a combination of indi
The proposition to carry the mail by
land is an absurdity, for the reason that!
three-fourths of the inhabited points
Bed river can not be reached by landT
There is no railroad running along the
banks of the Red river, and many years
will intervene before one could be built.
The necessity for reliable mail communi
cation through that section of country is
increasing every day; the interests of trade
are augmenting, and the country itself de
veloping in agricultural resources and
business interests. The intimate commer
cial relations between New Orleans and
Shreveport, and which are measurably de
pendant on the river towns, renders com
munication Ixy water indispensable.
Any difficulties in river communication
whseh may be encountered by reason of a
low stage of water occasionally, are more
than counterbalanced by the impossibility
of reaching the river by land at certain
other seasons of the year.
The discontinuance, therefore, of the
mail service by river would be an injury
commercially and socially which could not
be atoned by any possible expedient.
An official communication wps yesterday
received from Hon. John H. Goodall, Sec
retary of State of New Hampshire, who is,
evidently, a Reformer of the thoroughbred
stamp. In a postscript to his letter his
Enthusiasm and earnestness in the good
cause burst out as follows:
N. B. — New Hampshire will cast her
Presidential vote for Horace Greeley as sure
as November comes. The workingmen are
for him.
The Times says that Governor Warmoth
must meet the charge which Mr. Fellows
made against him of having taken a bribe
for signing the levee till. No such thing.
Mr. Fellows' assertion dpes not amount to
a row of pins, for the very plain reason
that if he knows it to be true, he must
have the proof, pnd if he has the proof,
he must know how to produce it. On the
contrary, our charges agaiust Mr, Fellows
stand upon an entirely different footing.
The public records, which everybody can
examine to satisfy themselves, prove that
Mr. Fellows held the office of alderman in
the City of Jefferson, and commissioner of
the second drainage district, at one and
the same time, which was contrary to law;
the same record shows that he paid his
own law firm out of the city treasury for
defending his right to continue in the of
fice of alderman, which was an expense
that he should have paid out of his own
pocket; and the same record proves that
ne paid his own law firm for defending his
right to hold the office of drainage com
missioner after the office had been abol
ished. If there is any record anywhere
that proves anything of this sort against
Governor Warmoth, if the Times will re
fer to it, we shall then call on Governor
Warmoth for proof in contradiction of the
same. But that he must meet the unsup
ported and improbable slanders of Mr.
Fellows, is to demand of him to prove
a negative. Either Mr. Fellows made a
charge which he can not support, or he is
derelict in his duty to the public in not
proving it. The man who conceals such
evidence is as bad as the offender.
The Bee has a leader brimful of advice
to the Democratic party, and of hostility
to Governor Warmoth. Indeed it has been
the chief business of the Bee of late to
give advice and abuse opposition politi
cians. We confess a little, surprise at it,
too, for the reason that this journal has
not always been fourtunate irw giving its
unsolicited and questionable admonitions.
If our recollection serves us right, its
friends had the unspeakable mortification
of reading some years since, on the eight
eenth of May, 1862, we believe, inits col
umns, a retraction of some advice it had
previously volunteered to these same friends
it is now counseling so earnestly. This ad
rice, in the issue alluded to, the Bee char
acterized as wicked and scandalous, and
besought its friends to pay no attention to
Now, what reason have we to believe it
will be any more consistent in this jnne
ture than it was then? At all events, we
contend that the instance of "ground and
.lofty tumbling " alluded to makes the Bee l
an acrobat so expert in surprising and as
tonishing feats, that its friends may well
come to regard it like the thimble-rigger's
"little joker"—now you see it, and now
you don't see it.
If the poor tax resisters, who are being
"roped in" and deluded by fee-hungry
lawyers, would look over the list of non
resisters, it-might cure them of their in
fatuation and save them much annoyance
and eventual loss. AVheu such men as
Messrs. S. B. Buckner and P. Irwin cheer
fully pay their seven thousand dollars
apiece, and John Henderson, Sr., his four
thousand, is it not time for the small fry
to stop and consider ? These gentlemen
have no political fish to fry, but they have
the largest interest iu preserving the credit
of the city, which they know such schemes
as the tax resisters' are calculated to de
Senator Kellogg, of Louisiana, whose
home is in Indiana, or somewhere else
out AVest, is so very much afraid we can
not have a peaceable'election in Louisiana
that he has secured the passage of a law
to put our ballot boxes under the charge
of United States soldiers next November.
AVe can stand them if he can; but it is a
poor compliment to the people of Louisi
ana that their own Senator pays when he
says that nothing but bullets can keep
them from cheating in their ballots. And
yet the Bee indorses the libel.
It seems that the Senate of the United
States, or that portion of it which repre
sents the President, has determined to
give the federal authorities control of our
Stats elections. AVe have nothing in par
ticular, just now, to urge against this en
croachment upon the rights of the States,
but we do feel somewhat anxious to see
what the Democrats will say about it.
The design of the law is to insure the elec
tion of men who will not refuse the per
suasive arguments that Mr. Casey keeps in
hi? safe.
The Citizens' Guardis indignant at the
idea advanced by the St. Louis Republican,
that an organ devoted to public reform,
honesty .and candor in politics should
have any possible connection with Brother
in-law Casey. It considers the supposi
tion preposterous. That is the general
impression in this city; but in view of the
present and the past, Collector Casey may
well exclaim: "El iu Brute! '
We coincide with the Bee'that some 0 /
the country parishes should, belore the re
assembling of tbe Democratic convention,
revise their lists of delegates, and nearly
every ward delegation of the city might be
improved upon. Let all obstructionists,
ambitious demagogues and Bourbons be
'retired from' service.
And now comes into court Counselor
Cotton, and ri.^es to explain that if he said
what he said he did not mean what he said;
and what he said, if he said it, was in a
purely Pickwickian sense. For further
particulars see the card to the public,
which contains Mr. Cotton's letter of ex
planation to Mr. Victor Gerodias.
On our first page will be found a highly
interesting correspondence between Gov
ernor Warmoth and Mr. J. Q. A. Fellows,
relative to the charges of corruption
brought by the latter. Sackcloth and
ashes is our prescription for Mr. Fellows.
The Citizens' Guard insists on indorsing
Mr. Fellows' assertion that the levee bill
was passed by bribery, and yet it berates
Mr. Gieeley because he will not consent to
favor the grant of a large subsidy out of
the national treasury to this company,
which only obtained an existence by cor
rupting both the legislative and executive
departments of the government of Lou
isiana, according to an assertaion which it
indorses. This kind of argument will
hardly set Mr. Greeley back in the estima
tion of honest men.
The Customhouse organ is agitated be
cause the Germans do not take to Greeley
as it was said they would, all in a flock.
The Guard can sleep quietly on this sub
ject, as the Germans are doing. They
know where they are, and that is more
than the Customhouse faction knows about
The great wheel of events continues to
roll over and suppress the issues of the
present, as it suppressed the issues of the
past, notwithstanding that the Bee buzzes
around on its spokes, and exerts a pigmy
strength to arrest its career.
The usual monthly story is out about
General Grant's haring paid so many mil
lions of the public debt. It is singular
why the people are taxed if the President,
is paying the debt by himself. Ain't it?
We made two mistakes in enumerating
the Picayune as a Democratic paper that
supports Greeley. It is not a Democratic
paper and it does not support anybody,
not even its proprietors.
The Customhouse organ declares that
Mr. Schurz is only giving a lukewarm
support to the Cincinnati nominees.
Lukewarm or not, it is sufficient to scald
the opposition with.
The Citizens' Guard indignantly denies
that it is Brother-in-law Casey's organ.
How long could it remain in existence but
for the forced contributions of Casey's
subordinates ?
As the advice of the Bee has always been
disregarded by the people, does it not put
itselt to great trouble to be constantly giv
ing advice?
Arnold Martin, who recently died near
San Diego, California, though only fitty-two
at the time of his decease, is said to have
started, since his twentieth year, not less
than eighteen different newspapers in New
England, the South and the Northwest. He
was never successful in a single enterprise;
but those to whom he sold out otten made
money. By an extraordinary degree of
roving energy he managed to keep very
poor all Iiis life.
Colonel George, of the Second Minnesota
regiment, now resides at Rochester, Min
I) nesota. He it was who, at Chicamauga,
when General Thomas asked him, "How
long can you hold out 1" answered, "Till
the regiment is mustered out of service."
Special attention is called to an advertisement
in another column of an entertainment to be given
on the evening of May 14, 1872, at the Varieties
Theatre, for the purpose of completing the Con
federate tomb in Greenwood Cemetery.
The Ladies' Benevolent Association of Louisiana
haring, in a great measure, fulfilled the obligations
required by articles first and third ol their charter,
granted in May, 1866, are now endeavoring to carry
out the second and last obligation imposed upon it,
viz.: "The permanent protection of the Confede
rate dead."
Through the generosity of the noble Firemen's
Association, of this city, they have a place in their
cemetery, upon which the Ladies' Benevolent Asso
elation of Louisiana have already erected a mauso
leum, in which are contained the sacred remains of
nearly 500 Confederate soldiers, taken from the
cemeteries in New Orleans and Clialmette.
A simple but elegant monnment is contracted
for, upon most liberal terms, with the architect,
Mr. Morgan Harrod, a design of which can be seen
in the window of Mr. E. A. Tyler.
The figure surmounting tbe pedestal is a memo
rial of the soldier. The busts represent Generals
Lee, Polk, Stonewall Jackson aud Albert Sydney
Johuston, and are guaranteed to be correct like
Three times has the association come before the
people since its organization in May, 1866, and al
ways have the public responded most generously.
In consequence, while it has handled many thou
sand dollars received through subscriptions, dona
tions and entertainments, it has spent much in
relieving the disabled soldier, the helpless widow
and orphan, and has sent many to their homes.
The Directors of the association have been and
are doing their work of charity and love aud
scarcely a week passes without a demand 'upon
the treasury; hut so silently is the good deed done
that many, even of the former subscribers, have
thought the association dissolved, and its work at
au eod.
Tbe contract recently entered into with Mr.
Morgan Harroil will complete the tomb, at a cost of
$6(M 0. by the sixth of April, 1873.
The funds in hank to the credit of the Associa
tion, together with interest due Jaunary 1, 1873 ,
will amount to somewhat over $ 4000 ; the balance,
$2000, they appeal to the public to assist them iu
The entertainment to he given on the fourteenth
oi May will consist of a theatrical performance,
hall and supper; and they esn not close this article
without expressing their cordial thanks to Mr
Lawrence Barrett and Mr. Lorraine Rogers for the
use of the theatre at a low figure, and for their pri
vate contributions. Also, to Miss Charlotte Thomp
son. lor her gratuitous services for tbe evening.
Boys' and Children's Suits
11 . T. WALSHE,
my 12 H2p* No. 110 Canal street.
New arrivals by every steamer from the manu
facturing districts of all the leading articles iu
keeping with a
Jean DRAWERS, only $1.
• Imitation Cheviot SHIRTS, $1 25.
One dozen SOCKS for $2 50.
Six superior SHIRTS for $10.
A call is respectfully solicited by
At the Old Stand, corner Canal and St. Charles
streets. my 12 It 2p
Nbw Omuuxs, May 11, J 972 .
Professor A. B Chose:
Beak Sir— The magnificent Chickering Piano
which was drawn bf myself (number of ticket 758),
on the evening'of the eighth instant, at your
parlor concert, has been received at my residence,
No. 292 Josephine street.
It is certainly all you represent it to be—being of
snperb tone and finish. I can not refrain from
expressing the delight my family feel upon the
reception of this unlocked for prize.
Wishing you the utmost success hereafter, finan
cially and otherwise, should you revive these pop_
ular entertainments, I remain very truly yonrs,
myl2 It 2p • J. H. H. TAYLOR,
On the Evetiiug of May 14, 1S72,
For the purpose of completing the Confederate
Tomb in Greenwood Cemetery.
To consist of theatrical perormances by tbe
Varieties Troupe, Miss CHARLOTTE THOMPSON
appearing and offering her service* gratuitously
upon this occasion.
Admission to the theatre $1; reserved seats, fifty
cents extra. To he had at the box office of the
Ball tickets, $1 for gentlemen; ladies free.
Ladies attending the theatrical entertainment
are invited to remain for the ball.
Supper will consist of cold meats, salads, berries,
creams, etc., and will be served at ordinary restau
rant prices.
Mr. Kursheedt, Jr., Mr. Frank Butler,
Mr. Ed. Kursheedt, Mr. H. E. Shropshire.
Mr. O'Bri. n, Mr. James Clarke,
Mr. McCready, Major Austin,
Mr. Richard Flower, Mr. Prather.
Mr. J. Watts Kearney, Mr. James Ogden,
Mr. Abe Leverieh. Mr. H. Renshaw,
___ Mr. Crickard. mv!2
Mr. J. B. Cotton having, in a speech delivered at
Odd Fellows' Hall, on May 8, 1872, said as follows
Judge J. B. Colton addressed himself at first
the question as to how taxation was to be resisted
When conspirators in the State and city "overn
mentB were plotting treason against the wSple, it
was time that the people combined agaiust them
Let the conspirators sue the people, as thev threat'
ened—as Sheridan and Gerodias, the nimpa safel
1 1 tea. ami plunderers set upon the conduuii'ity bv
Governor Warmoth have threatened * * *
Mr. J. P. Montamat and E. C. Fortier called upon
Mr, J. B. Cotton, and in reply he wrote the follow
ing explanation:
New ORiBAN.s, May 11,1872.
J. P. Montamat and E. C. Fortier:
Gentlemen —In reply to yrrar request, as the rep
resentatives of Mr. Gerodias, for an explanation of
certain remarks in my address before the public
meeting held at Odd Fellows' Hall on Monday last
mid inform you tliat_I intended to reflect ex
their publie servants; that I intended in
their publie servants; that I intended in no man
ner to reflect upon vour priueipalln hisprivate ca
pacity as an individual, and if any expression used
by me on that occasion can be so construed the
same must be attributed to the heat of a pablie
discussion; and I take occasion to disclaim anr in
tention to impeach the conduct and relation of Mr
Gerodias in private life as an individual, and desire
that no such construction should be placed upon
what I then said. Independent of which, I would
inform you that the name of Mr Gerodias, and in
his official capacity, was unintentionally used in
the heat of discussion. Respect full v
my!2 It 2p JL fi. COTTON.
The undersigned have just received a fresh
supply of
Of Every Variety,
Which will be offered at very low prices in quatti
tities to suit purchasers.
Tbe attention of wholesale buyers is solicited.
No*. 155 Canal and 15 Bourbon streets.
Betliesda Mineral Water,
The acknowledged core for Bright's Disease Dia
betes, Liver and Bilious Affections. Kidney and
Urinary Diseases. Sold at wholesale or retail at No.
38 Magazine street, New Orleans.
Address glass box 825.
mli262m 2dp _Sole Southern Assent.
................Camp street................ 73
Execute* ail order* with promptnea* and d t.
cm c. . „ Stat * or Locisiasa, )
Office State Board of Education '
New Orleans, April 18, 1372.)
To Presidents of Boards of School Directors:
The Educational Convention called tor April 25
in this city, has been postponed till MAY 23,1872
to enable several prominent men to be present
w hose previous engagements prevent their attend
ance at an early date, viz: Hon. John Eaton, Jr.,
National Commissioner of Education, and other
leading educators ot this country.
Please notify at once your delegates of this
change of time.
Superintendent Second Division;
Superintendent Sixth Division;
Superintendent Fifth Division;
api9 t my23 2p _Committee of Arrangements.
-Rampart Street............IS3
(Below Canal street).
Lock box No. 248.
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