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-Iiii1,1t, na Githtn. lcurL ;
By Love Letter.
II: "xaT'E."
Thou can'st not forget me, strive as thou wilt,
My heart f'r thy best love an altar bath built ;
And while there is music and truth in thy heart.
By its chords till I hold thee, wherever thou'art.
I feel thy proud guardianship over my soul,
Nor ('are by what magic thou hast thy control,
Lice brightens when thought brings ozie close to
to thy side,
It darkens when absence or silence divide.
There are hours when I feel thee approaching
from far,
And wait, us at twilight I wait for a star,
With a thrill between pleasure and tremulous
A stare spirit signal, revealing thee near.
Oh! tlen do I know that orr s'nirits embrace,
As if we were roaming unfettered through
A.nd pause half in v:onder to 1el thee so near
My greeting the while both a smile and a tear.
Yet t7'l:.t tics: corncious of all tCy control. l
Of c.:1.: sw':et inflnence stirring my seal
For nwe:. a sientament kindks my owr. t
But vacs in thy spirit an answering tone. c
Ye valtes of t1'e Sorth "eho mi/ low -.L.int
L ke oI- f o at r., so mngcnaful 'r' fsiAt,
Breath- ve soft t;;:ct I ive him a Jare that
u ill L":t,
Wben the r ,ea.cnd the fry hners of ; outh "all
haw passed.
1 ~:hw"ýa:q~ r'tel ' - ' 'wL~k thetouh ca .' with tttiril' r:e.."rlta ; c;
u n unu ;1:,, ,;v"', .la d sa :o :'.- :- l, a
I to '.,atch c;v c i!g ov. rmoentaiiŽ tad LilL.
Is of y (re (:.e 'i. 1.1.xI tha light .' ;y!IVye
Ihehi ft e'inV that threbs it sy heart fo. nly .
Si t ! , :: cati risi12,; c es c t:..at ..n I t-oo
.; tin s'lt s'munxc inc isc of ael o:w. f
" G L R SFeJ1 I T ET L E : t."
[FRux H;.rERi MO':T LT.] I
I propose to cor.2.e: the e:e t of- :,
fciad Jones. Jones ~ oK1 r- *
:ind 'muih. I like hir, .rui F aof
lose viho jlgo- g 1a.1. "I knO
. place and k-ee it.` By 1sa:a:3- `1
ttate un e, irdoe1, onlC is
;hly e-steematL. The :has'.; tie far.-t
,pears to be his extraordi'iary im- ce
ulence. I can think of no 01o3 v-to la,;3
'iner sense of honor than he. Me.n- -
is altogether foreign to his natuvta.
ii, integrity is beyond queetiou, his sim- ha
~"ity truly admirable. His geueresit plc
t temperament is highly pr;.ised b1y WC
ay upon whom he has conferred un- fiti
sehd favors. He would be famed amidst c0
i; circle for his entire want of selfish- hi'
eŽs did he not wear his virtue in his at
0 ve. It has yet been brought to light an
a he has deprived himself of what are
i t would call necessaries, in order that the
:':ries might be provided a feeble Jot
her. With such rectitude as this is un'
,!'y found united such charity for the qui
ii ags of others. act
Ii tjie chore manly virtues, fortitude, cor
uratge, energy, he- But I.weary the visi
klt r with my enthusiastic praise, and
1:1t further extension of the catalogue hut
1;i, noble qualities. I have said enough roe
show he is worthy of any man's friend- Scel
*. He has, moreover, wit and intelli- He;
ce. His conversation often charms as
ojes is an artist by profession. My
el tse of one of his pictures mante us ing.
n: uted. It was a small and unpre- t1
Lay xhiitio. Idescried in it, witl
lrlaeless, a sincerity of feeling and acr
ei utious pisaig that comn- l
sk Ilit to me. In the painterlIfound lead
ad ilesized man, of a homely cast of
f*e'* in which akeen gray eye was Ilen
:1 :ttractive. He was extremely ill- I
(' ':very thing about him denoted Suci
6 trutnggle1withhlfe was ahard one. an a
<was seemingly twenty-four or hisi
Ii~ Itw
I ot much, encoiururgers of youth- bef
fil1 and like to censider myself one worl
"f I have patronized not a few fami
yo'hi';ts I smiled benignly upon from
declarel that I saw signs of myst
" ise ina his production. To my nanac
akat he did not treat me wih befoi
that, of deference I was accustom- first
el 4 e from such as he. He look- The.:
eel sk and fully in the eyes, as to cc
he replied he himself considered it his e
best work. There was not a particle of 1
awe in his manner, no timid shrinking as I
iwtt, if he had a doubt of pleasing me. He t
built ; seemed to regard me purely as a man c
heart. and a brother. That a mere poverty- r
u'art stricken aspirint for fame should so' act s
toward a capitalist did not, I must j
confess, impress me favorably toward s
use to him. I am always, however, inclined to t
pardon much to artiuts. They are a class 1
of men who are obliged by the nature of a
their profession to do their own thinking, c
clung and eccentricity is to be expected among e
them. I was only led, therefore, to re- li
alous solve to exalt myself more greatly in his
eyes, and forthwith spoke of my desire to p
give him a commission or two. I was e<
answered simply that he would be happy
ongh to see me at his studio, and straightway g
invited me to visit him in the sixth story a
near of the building 9991 Broadway. 01
t Thus was Jones's extraordinary im- I
0* pudence first manifested to me. rt
cI was rightly indignant. I, a man of
f".,, r merchant of high standing in the hi
ccranunity, whose real estate alone was
v crt: scirie hundred thousnnds,the fathez
Aint, of four of the finest girlq in the city, I to -
thEt be t-2c~te1 as a mere equal by the lean, ii
readba re youn4.tcr L fore -ne! cc
;:.all i years r lone he migt have been 111
:u' son. I, :hcee wif( was a leader of in
,W fn ca I c Avenue! I, 'he favorel L
+'n; eicst of the proudest circles, invited by P'
i" a" ,uk..' Vi uher to visit him in his P'
Lin. -L : ! , . e was of a ve itv ino- w'
rya; :.is ' laee. I ce'ld. of coursc, af at
-t. ' *I ' l1-t 1 noI'r t Os. I smiledintcr- a
1 l1 at his Nresumptinr., and, b:iing real- vi,
±jw. Laterixste& in such nu nanurmalrs el non ax
1 ii>, cautei ted myself with up CU
o r, d -te athau " sa' a: tC bow, a. . cht
I c1 2to' 'at 1 ewala do 'n- --l the hen- n"'
a of c h1ng upun 'cim at his earliest
ccavrýio . Jones niver winced, bu. "
m 1r: c reslectial Low depar.ed from a I
lcy ie. Is - him a mi'ervnt after con- P
v'rs5'v; ' ith a long haired brc'her pro
o :s: i'ual, as oef:ri'lv unc2ncono o±any af
ýniV:eei'non I had pAid hm as if I had loc
nevr:' exzitcd. jur
; o v bw ::ould my head ;ook-keeper. t!
l :e 1 o'h vet' ,nder similar circurnstaa- (P
m- ces ?-a man, too, whose sclary ias three
thous.. 1 doilsrC per annum, while Jones we'
S'o ,c realzeis iearely se Ten hundzed we
P nks-a: estr' 'ablc m:.n he is--would
have bees agitated in every fcat'a. with tiou
i pleasure, and mneetirg a fellow official,
Swould have asiamxcd an arrog nt air be
n fitting the occasion. I had it ; Joi cc was In
Lt conceited--;il artists are-he imagined con
h- himself a great printer. Again I looked ten
1 at him. I like to study human nature, c
ht and am also a literary amateur. Letters
at are my pastime. To my fondness for "
at them is due this account. I looked at Oft
le Jones again, I repeat, and his manner
is unsettled my conviction.. Jones was un
ue questionably a puzzler! I determined to ,
act upon the sarcasm with which I had and
concluded our conversation. I would sub
visit him.
id A small room, with discolored walls, pre
Le hung all over with studies of foliage, of prlic
'h rocks and mountains, of skies and river- He
l- scenery, presented itself to my gaze. ed j
i Here and there was a canvas which, bore abili
nas yet no mark of the brush, while others
showed skill in composition, and exhibit
ed all the apperace of a finished paint
Sing. Three common wooden chairs, a Elr
tattered lounge, and a cheap easel com- 'on
e pris'Žd the remainder of tefurniture, TO
with the exception of a dingy green
Sscreen, which, like the walls, was profuse
-ly ornamented with sketches in oil and
1 lead-pencil. Jones, clad in a ragged m ta
Sdressing gown, outstretched his hand as
I entered. ta
- His confounded impudence again! hiceo
I Such was his manner, however, that in ep
.an amazed statejorgetting the rebuke due as co
rhis insolence, I extended my own digits. was I
It was astonishing that th6i ill-clad fellow that
.befote me could so impress aman of the thel3
world, used to all varieties of the human favor
family. As with awkwardness, arising the c
from a cornsciousncss of defeat, I seated lenrs
myself mna proffered chair my counte- Th
nance underwent a series of expressions has s
before the cahingaze of 3ones. I was at the C
lirst impelled to a stern look of dignity. that
The frowij had, however, scarcely begun but it
to cozntxactmay oydbrows before I felt say- in wb
t his self acting ridiculously-Jones seemed.so
e of unconscious of any offense rendered. My
2g as bewilderment now made me avert my
He eyes in a hesitant look about the room,
man and I suppose my agitation must have
irty- manifested itself more absurdly, for I
'act saw an irrepressible smile hovering over i
nust Jone's lips. My emotions were perhaps ,
rard similar to That of a lover before his mis- 1
d to tress, when upon the eve of proposal. I
class That such a conceited youngster should i
e of so affect me was too much ! That hardly- 1
;ing, concealed smile !-why, I actually amus
tong ed him ! I determined at once to estab
re- lish myself on my proper footing.
t his "You have often wealthy visitors, Isup
* to pose, Sir?" was my harsh remark-it
was seems now to me a contemptible one.
ppy "No, Sir. I believe you are the first
way gentleman answering to that description
bory my poor studio has seen. A frame-maker
occasionally calls: and, like all Bohemians,
im- I see sometimes a dun. as to that." Thus
responded Jones, mildly and courteously.
L of Courtcodsly ? - Was it so ? Would not
the his proper courtesy have bees rightly
was ,hcwn bysigrs of humanity ? I so judged.
;h:i "Well, Sir, I must say that, fora man
[ to -" I was desirous of giving him a savage
irin, decl4artion of his inferiority to me, but I
could not finish my sentence. Jones looked
~`n up at me with such a poauliar expression
r o; in his eyes that I was compelled to stop.
rel In what coneisted the rcwc: of that ex
by presaion ? Was it rage ?-was it sur
h's pre ? I could not dechare. I tried after
Lo- w:_rd to analyze my own feeliings. It realy
af. appeared to me that I was oppressed by
tcr- a sensa of my own inferiority-the con
,.l- viction that I stood on infirm ground,
ein a:u .tbh.t I would assurodly meet with a
Lo conc<uoror should I offer battle.
hr It was all to no purpose my cetermi
- u.ntiod to put Jones down. Jones was
est tc-i;-nphant: I must so consider him for
-1 Ti1 moment at all events..The fellow was
em a fool; did not know any beMer; was
,n- placed ir an unusual position, and did
ro- the beet :1ia ignorance allowed. Answer
nva foul according to his folly. No one was 0
ad looking OL, whose ill oppinion could in- C
jure me. Instead of leaving, (my only 1
other resources) I would humor Jones. le
- Of course it was ersy for me, in view
of the object of my sisit, to ask to see, the
es a.Aist's portfolio of sketches, and it was
we'll, as his proiuctious on the walls were th
1l eranined amidst an animated conversa
ld tion. The man's mind was wonderfully th
ih full for one so yonng. He had read much Ti
and thought deeply. I could not consider
him a fooL In fact, I was continually t
ld acontradicting myself in all opinions con
3d cerning him. I bad never met before
such a man as he. He did not seem con
e' ceited-and I tried him severely then, se
giving my sentiments on his work in a
caustic style, which I rarely indulge in. th
rOften, when my denunciations were loud
est (I still remember his impudence!), pCi
be, without attempting the faintest ex- hi
cuse, would chime in with my remarks, po]
a and acknowledge he was ashamed of the as
subject criticised. When an. extravagant ec&
praise I tried to draw him into vain ex- by
g' pressions, I was always foiled by his sim- the
)f plicity and knowledge of his profession.
He was just to himself, and merely want- ata
ed justice from others as to his artistic tor
f VIa;_ed
f Concluded in our neit. Me
- Ponue or THE BOARD Or MEfhOPOLITAra Poucz mix
T o THB GOeVENoR Ow L&., roa 187L n)e,
IThe Mayor and the Administrator' of "
Public Accounts of the city of New Orleans ""J
1in their report to the city Administrators,
~dated, December 20, 1870, have seen fit tha
to attack the Board of Metropolitan Po- dS
lice on the seore of extravagance, and havy I
employed figures to show that the Police' fori1
as conducted in 1887 and pre'uioua years, ters
was far more economical. We believe the
that the apportionment and expenses of turn
the Met. Police for the past year, will bear shoi
favorable comparison with the expense of to b
'the city police, as taken from the control- that
lers report, for the year 1\887. '
The Administrator of publie aceoonta al pi
has stated in his report, that the cost of acco
the City Policefor the year 1867, (taking 000,1
that year for example,) was *561,959,5.5 of th
but it will be seen by reference to table 1,1 the s
in which wifllyfcond theitemsandpagesf for t]
d.so taken from that the cost as shown by the
My Controllers report for that year, amount
my ed to $577,091,18, and this, by no means,
om, shows the total cost of the police to the
have city for that year, as a great many large
Dr I items, such as fuel, stationary, law changes
aver salaries of Chief of Police and his aids,
saps are included in other accounts, and the
mis- amounts expended for such items cannot
sal, be properly shown, but would doubtless
)uld swell these figures to a considerable ex
dly- tent.
u Taira 1. .
Controllers Report from January
to July, 1867.
m? Secret Police services January and Feb.
it 1867, J. 88 $400,00
T. E. Adams, contingent 3 months 18
Sion 67, J. 88, $300,00
Expen.K. 224,45
iker Fire Alarm Tel'h., 102, 3, 4, $1085,82.
ms Repairs to 4. Dis. Sta'n, 138, $430,00.
hue Police, 141, 2, 3, $302,674,65.
sly. Police Stations, 144, 5, 6, 7, $4,939,75,
not T. G. Lane, ser. as aid, 153, $50.00.
Station'y for Police Com's. *" $69,50.
From Julyto Dec., 1867.
Conveying prisoners, " 72, $10,00.
age T. E. Adams Chief Expen's, 76, $100,00.
it I J. J. Somers, 77, $2.55,00.
ked P. W. Clarrisse services, *" $112,20.
son T. E. Adams Chief Expen," *$100,00.
;op. . "" for phot'ghs, $123,61.
ex- J. J. Williamson's Chief ex.78, $66,67.
w- J. W. Phoenecker Lieut. *" $ 3,35.
Pr- J. J. Williamson's Chief ex. 79, $100,00.
aiy Contingent Expenses 80 $157,00.
by J. JI Williamson contingent, 81 $100,00.
on- W. H. Manning, cab hire 94 $ 20,00.
111 Fire Alarm telegraph 95,6 $2,271,13.
ha Police 123, 4 $259,275,90.
Police Stations, 124, 5, 6, 7, 8, $4,124,65.
un- Geo. W. Willed' services, 133, $ 6,50.
°M Station'y to Police Com. 134, $81,00.
for Total, 1867, -$577,091,18.
a The expenses of the City Police for
did 1867 was $577,091,18 l
ver Thus it will be seen that with a force l
of five hundred men the expense of the c
in- City Police for 1867 amounted to $1,154,
ily 18 per man, while the cost of the Met- J
ronolitan Police in the-City of New Or- t
ew leans for the year 1869, 70 amounted to s
he $725,357,73 or $1,149,54 per man for I
the six hundred and thirty one (631) 3
re men employed, The Met. Police has ti
e. therefore cost $4,64, per man less than 1
[ly the City Police for the year above stated. si
ch The City Police were paid at the rate of i
er 960,00 per annum to patrolman, and in c.
1, tl t ratio, to their officers, while by the C
M et. Police Act a patrolman receives lI
ro $1,000, 00 per year. Had the City P ,lice cc
I- been paid the Fane salaries as the pre- ;
n sent Department, the cost of the Met. P
a Police would be $14,64. less per annum, to
than the City force. th
I- It will be seen therefore that the et- el
), penses under the old system were much
r. higher thrun those of the present Metro- 13
s, politan Police, and proves that the police of
1e as it is now administered, is far more as
It economical than it has been or could he th
. byany administration who cannot devote 1
their entire attention, to the subjt ct. fal
1. The Beard is prompted to make these gu
.. statem nts as the Mayor and Adninistra- it
ic tor of Public Accounts in their late re- lci
porte to the City Council have endeavor- sr
ed to show that the expenditures of the lzi
Met. Police is out of all reason and that nt
the City is unable to- pay their currant w
- expenses on that account, and the Ad
a ministratom' of Pnblie Account. recoin- pol
naends an additional tax of one per cent ect
as necessary if s'ome means of curtail- to
Sments cannot be found; Nothing is more co!
a unjust than thin assertion of the City to ]
Oiijcials just referred to who to cover tha
their own extravagance attempt to throw pol
discredit upon the Met. Police.
The City is aitthorized and has levied of]I
for the year just past, a tax of three quar- ths
,tsr. of onie per cent for the payment of aric
Sthe Met. Police. This tax is collected and mei
Sturned over to the State Treasurer, and and
-should eonstisate an independent fund and
to be used for no other purpose than to a
that for which it is intendcd by law. ada
The assessed value of real and person- mex
al property in the City of New Orleans $404
according to the last ainsment is $138, #VSE
000,000,00 Three quarters of one per cent 1no
of this amount equlals*1,035,O00,00 while New.
fthe actual expenses of the Met. Police Berm
for t'ho sazas year is $724i1i7,73i 1oav " maear
a surplus of , to the credit of
the Met. Police aecount mad enabling the
City to reduce the polis tax for the next
ensuing year, provided said surplus is
not used for any other purpose. Thus
far however the city has rendered no
account of these three quarters of one
per cent tai collected.
Section 27 of the Metropolitan Police
act empowers the different Councils and
Police Juries of the Cities and parishes,
comprising the Metropolitan District an
" nually to cause to be levied and collected
r the by tax upon the real and personal pro
ant- perty subject to taxation according to
a5, law, the sum annually apportioned by
the the Board as the total expenses of the
irge Metropolitan Police.
Wges Section 28 says that theState Treasurer
ids, shall receive the sums estimated and ap
the portioned to the said Cities and parishes
not of the Metropolitan Police District, from
bless or through the Tz asurers of said cities
ex- or parishes respectively.
It will be seen that the municipal gov
ernment, within the Metropolitan Police
District, are merely agents whose duty it
is to levy and collect the tax necessary
!eb. for the support of the police, and this tax,
),00 based upon the, estimate of the Board,
i 18 has nothing in common with the receipts
1,00 and disbursement of thq Corporations as
E,45 necessary to carry on their own govern
,82. ments, and cannot therefore increase the
,00. expenses of the City of New Orleans nor
,65. render an additional tut of one per cent
,75, necessary.
.00. In the year 1867, the City of New Or
,50. leans paid the sum of $577,091,18, for the
support of her police. This was paid out
,00. of her usual revenues, without having
,00. the power and without finding it neces
,00. sary to levy an additional tax. The ex
,20. penses of the Police being now paid by a
,00. special tax, the revenues of the City of
,61. New Orleans are increased by the amount
,67. formerly paid to her police. Thus the
,35. Metropolitan Police does not take one
,00. cent from the amount usually collected
,00. for the maintenance of the city govern
,00. ment.
,O0. The conclusion is evident that the re
,13. venues of the City of New Orleans in
,)0. creased by over half a million dollars
965. formerly paid to the City Police, should
;50. be ample and sufficient to carry on the
,00. city government, and that the extra
,18. vagance of the present administration
for must be enormous when they discover
the necessity for an additional tax of one
rce per cent to meet their current expenses
the of their government.
54, Section 25 of the Metropolitan Police
et- Act says that the estimate and apt
)r- tionment made by the Board shall be
to submitted to the Mayors of the cities and
for Police Juries of the parishes within the
11) Metropolitan Police District to ponsider
uas the same and if the said Mayors or
an Police Juries shill object in writing to
Ad. such estimate and apportionment or to
of any portion thereof and so notify and
in cause to be notified the said Board of
he Commissioners, it shall be the duty of the
es latter to carefully revise the same and
ce consider the said objections, etc., which
c- goes further to show that the Mayor and
3t. Police Juries are merely agents and
u, gnuardians of the interests of the people
to see that no excessive or unnoceseary
t- expenses shall be incurred.
:h On the 25th day of October 1870, the
>-. Board submitted to his honor the Mayor
ae of New Orleans the apportionment and
me assessment of the Metropolitan Police for
,e thme year ending Septepiber 30, 1870.
oThe burden of tje expenses of the police
t. fA&l directly upon the tax-payer, sand
ie guardian of the interests of the people,
~- it was the duty of the Mayor of New Or
iclens to niake his objections to the as
~- scwsment within the delay allowed by
e law. No sud& objections have been
t made. On the contrary, tho nafeesenment
twas admitted to be very ressonable.
-We find the suggestion both in the re
- Jport of the Mayor and Administrator of
taccotuntp, that the Legislature be asked
- to restore to the City Government the
is control of the poliueso to enbleth
Sto limit its cost, and also the suggestion
m. that $400,000,00 be appropriated for
rPolice purposes.
This suggestion of the Administrator
I of Public Accounts is sinaply rediculon2,
that Snount at tlipremmnt rate of sal
Saries WouldI not sustain arsh of 80)
men with the addMin iofithe bre Alr
and Police Telegraph and such general
and incidental expenses as are neceimery
to a large dmspartmeunt. But should wd
admit for the sake of araument that 300
men could be paid out of this-budget of
*400,000,00 at is nevertheless plain to
every citizen that anumber of men is by
1no means suflicient to police the Cit of
New Orleans pltending from the U. 8.
Barracks to Carlt.,a disthaee of
mnerly 12 uiles in Isagtha, emldngwa

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