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w. ti. Bilt WN,-EDrrITR . .,t IIAst. 'N s.6 ipttublished1 every o l Sunday at 114, Caroudelet 4 )ritieo . 4lest , * .. .. . . . . .. k$5 0( ` \ t h . ...............t t 50 r,,;tys OF AD~lVYRTI$ING. , r <quare ,f eight lines, or its equiv i, :f1 (p. first insertion $1 50, and . 5 -inut ltinsertion 75 cents. IJo JXT1,rSO executed with neat ýý d ,ispattch. NOTICE. comminimtions must be oddrewmed, , f the Louiaisnian," sad eaonymous C;ir, Iunt be ateoiupanied by the sane of the ,it no .Owartily for publication, but as an `. J, of g/t I l faith, ,ý arn. t reiponsible for the opinions of M,. r olnbutto n. COUNSEL. 1''. - ''hid thy friend farewell, St; ,t,,: ail ht though that farewell may be, : u his palm with thine. How carnst flow fir from thee '."tprice may lead his feet tiLt to-morrow comes? Men have Liy turn the corner of a street, And days have grown ithi- tu.1 mouths to lagging years, !r.- th:y " looked in loving ep y again, 6-n: .t . is nuderlaid with tears With tears and pain. Theref.re, blot sodden death should come r :. ir distanee, clasp with pressure true TL, hatd of him who gooth forth; unseen. Fate goeth too! fIr. t thin alway time to say S. n" earntt word between the idle talk; tat with thse hencefirth. ever, night and day, ; pe t should walk. M. E. M. VIl It STORY TELLER." MY AVENGER. L I itlier, Czar. It seems almost 1. disturb You as you lie there, :th.! out at full length on the hearth ' It itl the firelight gleaming on your ;m-smooth coat and showing off your hbulk against its ruddy glow. But I (e1 sad and lonely to-night, old fellow, to+l I wonhi fain realize in your comupa n. !Vt that there is one creature on uni t'at ertuatutre on earth that trutle - ,itn though that creature be la.; ;t t So (iorne, sir-come--wake .p. ut is right; tup with you, Czar III !tut your great paws on ny th ,in~u,,t ,al rub your head against ii' +Lc . tolich has seldom known so tin.t it :trtss. But gently, gently; that nl! "lo' You are apt to forget for ;t th t ovi t are rather larger than a il-.;.l1 c'lf: so your g:unbols are the 1 rt r, of lit -ht iliP, and your foindness, I Ro. t i +~ itniistrative,speedily becomes i. t down beside ;me, not 01 iV' tr load upon my knee, so that '2 r~t aty humnd upon it, for lay 1 I: .> rt busy with the events of the usi l thi titree satisfaction that thrills L a-hlit ii h vet I look at your mnassive an! powtrful jaws, and strong Itiethil, is ith ttnly r.estige of glad L'i hu:t tijit, events have left to me~. T tlh-k. int flilce flashes up) now, ix I lr.! out into vivid di tinetneas thet ]0iiiia that liangs above the mantel-i Ie ittli.ntr that to-morrow will claim r W uiinleirablt. share of attention from 1 tilt lasn who i ill doubtless come int gri'it tinatl is ti itt present at the salei f th-tI-ttt is utntry-.mezat knoiwn an 1udlihsittuatetl on the Hundsn I'o r, just tuetty inil,.s from New York, mi ndWttiithi t-n miinuttes' walk of the 1 embokstuitimn' I believe I have t aitt tli :ldIvitis&.m&nt correctly. i ~ira tliji is to he disposed of to-mnor- £ rs n lii' gtitumi-1 platmi.', furniture, I il t lt r s-. ltiiti 'Cs hb o oek ~e .-- e.v er ith in~g cx - ''tt. iy .rettt lht-si:n bloodhound, t "i 'ilir Iitturti. That sabll rinain t I wion No scandal-loving .ia r sh ill ever px~iitt to it as a like- i I iutiful Mrs. Kerrison, and c u '" ii?,r1stinig relic tif the celebrated t9 r ~~I will keep that painting 1 unueof mny paset folly and the H liii n whit-h avaited my blind e Tb 'i'was 4chritenedl by the ar li n lDuennn." The scene it and b-i the (Itstumnes the ,r la1 rge arthial window with e I i avi t.utl(. framework, I lihtyprjctn bttdlotny, jt ay st ilo httitnltrt(e hangs I I" o f s~ivmr-.rav damiask. s i.. tin its lireti ledge there s ni lo isibtish, pllntted in an j I libe uring otto or two i-r .1 1.1 s tns. Two lper- it - I ini thiij !acdiony. O)ni, an Sttir-.d in a dark hoavy-look- ti THE LOUISIA IAN. " REPUBLICAN AT ALL TIMES, AND UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.1 rOLCIE, 1. IEW SILE1~5 LA, TIlISI Ii, FEDIFAI g, 1811. 11UMB11 16. nag robe with stifly starched ruff and slashed sleeves, clutches hergreat feather fan with instinctive eanv while her drow sy head droops sideways against the framework of the window, and she sits there fast asleep The other, a fair-hair ed, childish-looking girl, leans forward with smiling mouth and downward glancing eyes, gazing intently upon the movements of some personage below. The expression of pleased recognition and interest on her pretty feature betrays f to the spectator that it is no chance pas ser-by that basso attracted her attention, and imagination readily depicts the glid ing gondola and the gallant cavalier on which she looks. She is in the act of dropping from her slender outstretched hand a spray of scarletrose,apparently just plucked from the plant at her side, a love gift or a signal to the lover beneath. In her fair frivolous face, with its coquettish yet childish smile and its expression of gratified vanity, we read no tragic story of real passion, of true though guilty love. It is the face of a weak,vain, heed ness woman; one who might have been the 1 e :oiae of a oane ancient Spanish comedy of cloak and sword, or the cen trail igure of a merry tale like those told by Boccaccio and Marg.&ret of Navarre; a woman beautiful and fascinating, it is true, with that girlish, child-like beauty and seemingly innocent fascination which lm)sess such wondrous power to ensnare the hearts and bewilder the brains of the wisest of men, but lacking all depth of feeling, all true nobility of soul. In the background the scene deepens into tragedy. The damask window cur tain has just been swept aside by a man hands ane and noble-looking, but no longer young; a splendidly-attired, dark-I broweei Venetian, whose deep, passionate eves, anxd frowning brow, and clenched , hand reveal to us the love and jealousy - and revengeful ire of the betrayed hus r band, who has learned in that one glance r tie story of his wife's faithlessness and t his own despair. There is more than anger or revenge written on that dark, - stormy face. Love strong and fervent, a ,nd sorrow cruel in its intensitT blend with the fiercer passions and contend with them for the mastery. He has loved that Woman, and his heart in that one moment of revelation has been made de a solate. Poor shallow-souled, careless child dropping her signal-flowers with that thoughtless smile, how little she dreams or has ever thought of the ter rible retribution which she has herself dragged down upon her head-of the stormy desolation she has brought upon her husband's life. I think if at the judgment day a voice arises to plead for such women as these, the words will be those of that divinest utterance of the Great Intercessor, "Father, forgive them, for they knew not what they did !" I have frequently been told by con noisseurs and artists that this picture is a remarkably fine work of art. It was, however, neither for the excellence of its execution nor the dramatic intensity of the scene therein portrayed that Ibecame f its possessor, but for the striking resem blance which the features of the golden hairedgirl bore to once seenthen only for I the first time, but already indelibly implrinted on my memory-the face of Maude Pemberton. Tne likenes I is altogether an accidental one ; the 1 artist had iaever even seen Miss Pem berton, but looking in the depths of his soul for the fact of a vain, shallow, un principled woman, his genius portrayed ' for him that girlish, soulless beauty, and I he tra ced the portrait of my futur~e wife. I merried late in life. I was what is]I usually termed a self-made man ; that is]I to say, Heaven gave me, not genius, but ( something better, namely common sense; I and I turned the gift to a profitable ac count. In my early days I was too much ' enigrossed in the cares and toils of life to I waste much thought on the softer pa. sions ; and when at last the goal of my ] endeavors was reached and the golden I prizm won, I had shaped for myself an ( existence wherein my business by day I and any library in the evening hlled up ' nay d~avs, and left nao time for the pursuit " of those soeial pleatsures for which, how- 1 ever, I felt I could speedily acquire a 1 likinag. I waw therefore not exposed toj1 the wilts :and maclhinations of fortune- 1 huanting nlunima*4 and mercenary danm se s. and I reached the age of forty seven heart- whole, fancy-free, and at single lflm. l] One cve:ing I found myself oceupying jE a seat inthe p~arqulet of the Fourteenth v Street Opera House. I was fond of I theatriced nnd muasical entertainments, t4 I and after parsed +u; evening at one or r the other of the numerous places - of amusement in New York. On the B night in question, the dreary ugliness of B this, the most dismal of American opera - houses, was enlivened by'the fair faces, the I brilliant toilets, and the noisy chatter of - a crowded and fashionable audience. I B had come to listen to the music, and was much disturbed byYthe incessant talking l which went on around me, a party oc cupying seats in the front row imme diately above me being especially an aoying. They kept up a continualstream - of caonersation and laughter in very an aible tones, till at la-t, fairly out of pa f tience, I turned and looked up, hoping 1 that my indignant glances would have some effect in reducing my tormentors to silence. As I did so, my eyes rested on the face of a young girl who, with part ed lips and eager gaze, was leaning over f the front of one of theboxes, and looking intently at the performance on the stage. As the flame in yonder fireplace seizes on the fresh-placed logs and flashes upward into new brightness, it shinas upon the painted image of the beauty revealed to me at that moment, the face that faa cinated my gaze and enthralled my heart. "C'est Ia fatalite!" sings Ia Belle Helene, in that opera of Offenbach's which I have too much cause to remember. It was fa tality, the blind infatuation which seized upon me in that moment, and which held me captive till a few short months ago. I loved Maude Pemberton from the first moment that I looked upon her, and I left the theater with the settled purpose (nnavowed even to myself, it is true, but not the less existing) of mak ing her my wife. ifadness! you will say. Ah, yes, it was 1madness; but are any of us so wise that we may forever escape from the commis sion of acts of insane folly ? Is any mind so perfectly balanced that it may not be swayed by one of thase sudden impulses, prompted by the feelings and passions which may have seemed dead, but were but sleeping! In my youth I had never loved, and my fate when it came met me in this insane, unreasoning guise. To be e natiuued. OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FIRST SESSION or THE SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY or rTE STATE OF LOUISIANA Niath D y's Proceidiags. Housz or REPRmEnTExATIVU, WExxDAr, JANTARY 11, 1871. [ Continued fmm our layd Number. ] JOIUT %imno i. The President and members of the Senate having entered the hall of the House, were escorted to front seats, and the President occupied the Speaker's chair, with the Speaker npon his left The Secretary of the Senate then salled the roll of the Senate, and thirty-five Sen ators responded to their names. The Clerk of the House then cafled the roll of the House, and the following mem berm anaweree to their names ; Messrs. Carr, Abell, Adolphe, Antoine, Baker, Barker, Barrett, Barrow, Bently, Bickham, Blunt, Bowen, Brewster Brous nard, Brown, Bryan, Buchanan, Bucking ham, Borch, Butler, Carter, Chachere, Cechran, Crawford, Derby, Darinsburgi Davidson, Davis, Demas, Dewecs, Durio,, Ellis, Faulkner, Floyd, Fontelien Gaddis 2 Gardner, Garatkamp, P. Harper, W. Har per, Hempetead, Huston Hrams Johnson ( Jordan, Kearson, Kenner, Killen, Kin sella, Ia Saliniere, laurent, Liambias, t H. Lott, J. B. Lott, Lynch, Mahoney, c Marie, Marvin, Matthews, McCarty, Mc- c Fualand, Meadows, Moncure, Moore, t Morphy, Morris, Murray, Nelson, Ong, a Oplatek, Otto, Overton, Pond, Quinn, Baby, Biley, Ringgold, Sartain, Schu macher, Soner, Stamps, Stanton, Ste vons, Stinson, Tatman, Thompson, Tounoir, Tureaud, Ullnmann, Verrett, Wand", Washington, of Assumption, a Wasingonof Concordia, We ru, S Wheyland, E.Williams, H. W a 4Wilson, Worrall, Yorke Young-100 o, The presiding offiers then announ o that the General Assembly of the S 1* had met in joint session to com tl journals and unnotunce the results of th d vote taikcn in the Senate and House tl Representatives, yesterday, in the r ter of thc election of a United State c. r Senator according to law. a The Secretary of the Senate then read a the journal of the Senate. f The Chief Clerk of the House then a read its journal D The President of the Senate then de f dared that General J. B. West, having [ received the majority of votes east by a each branch of the General Assembly of g the State of Louisiana, was elected - Senator to theUnited States Congreat - from the State of Louisiana for the - period of six years, commencing on a March d, 1871. On motion of boa tor Blaekman, the - Senators retired, and the House resumed ( the transaction of its regular businesa Speaker Carr in the Chair. The Speaker then annomeced the fol k lowing standing committees: PuMic and Priwtre Land Claims r George W. Carter, of Cameron, chairman; Thomas G. Davidson, of Livingston; Edgar Davismo Orleas)aaTmesB. Wanda, i of Tangipahoa; J. W. Bryan, of Calesien. I State Library-!-eorge Washington, of a Assumption, chairman; James B. Wanda, I of Taugipahos; John J. Moore, of St. - Mary, E. F. Buckingham, of Morehouse; Henderson Williams, of Madison; Cain Sartain, of Carroll; James Thomp son, of St. Tammany; H. L Pond, of East Feliciana; D. A. Cochran, of Lafayette; I Ernest Broussard, of Iberia; George - Washington, of Cuncordia. Public Lands and Lenes-P. Jones Yorke, of Carroll, chairman; George Washington, of Assumption; W. R Whey I land, of Sabine; Paulin Foutelieu, of Ver million; J. S. Matthews, of Tensas; Henry - Demas, of St James;Norbert LlanIbias, of Orleans. federal Rdations--David Young, of Concordia, chairman; Isaac Ullm-n, of Orleans; Raford Blunt, of Orleans; C. F. Huaton, of East Feliciana; Henry Ritey, of St. James; J. J. Barrow, of West Fe liciana. Intdrnal Inprorementa-D.W. C. Brown, of Asoemsion, chairman; J. Henri Burch, of Baton Rouge; Frederick Marie, of Terreboune; O. H. Hempetead, of Iber ville; W. H. Waters, of Orleans, J. W. Bryan, of Calcasieu; J. J. Barrow, of West FeliciTana. Regidrtion-RI M. J. Kenner, of Or loans, chairman; D. C. Stanton, of Bossier, Henry Raby, of Natchitoches; George L. Smith, of Caddo; Victor E. McCarty, of Orleans; J. C. Moncure, of Caddo; H. IL Stevens, of Jackson. Banks and Banking-Peter Harper, of St. Charles, chairman; H. C. Tournoir, of Pointe Coupee; L. J. Soner, of Avoyelles; Norbert A. Llambias, of Orleans; Paulin Fontelieu, of Vermillion; C. D. Tatman, of St. Landry; David Young, of Con cordia. 'ublir Heath and Quarantine-Thomas D. Worrell, of Jefferson, chairman; Ed ward Williams, of Orleans; B. L Lynch, of Iberdille; Charles A. Verrett, of Terre bonne; J. H. Bowen, of Orleans; Theodore Chachere, of St. Landry; Frederick Schumacher, of Orleans. Agra ualure-D. L McFarland, of St. Martin, chairaan; F. C. Antoine, of Or leans; F. Otto, of Orleans; Schuyler Mar vin, of Catahoula; Bush W. Baker, of Franklin: J. 1. Barrow, of West Felicana Aprproia.o-Benjamin Gaddis, of Orleans, chairman; B. IL Lynch, of Iber yille; C. 3. Adolpbe, of Orleans; L C. La. Salinicre, of St. Martin; J. B. Lotta of Rapids.; Janes I. Thompson, of St. Tainmany; A. L Durio, of St. Landry. Public &ducation-Emerson Bentley, of St. Mary, chairman; B. Buchanan, of Or leans (right bank;) Thomas D. Worrall, of Jefferson; Anthony Overton, of Ou-' achita; 0. H. Brewster, of Ouashita; H.H. Stevens, of Jackson; No~rbert A. Llamb~ias,, of Orleans; Prosper Darunsburg, of Pointe Coupe.; IL L. Pond, of East Feliciana. The Speaker presented to the House the following annual memege of his En cellency the Governor, which, on mnotion of Mr. Matthews, of Tenmas, was laid on the table, subject to call, and one thou-i send oopies ordered to be printed: Sraraov Locasezx, 33cssie Dsparwneak, r Nov Orlgam., January 11, 1671. Gentlemnen of the Senate and Hoqus of Iepre. amntatives of the Stbte of Loulsadau: I congratnlate you upon the favorable auspices under which you assemble. Our State has been blessed by the providence , of God with plentiful crops. The stapleaf a of sugar and eotton,which are the springst I of our wealth, have been produced i larger abundance than in any year since the war. This increased productio has ' dinproved the gloomy f r of9 those false prophet. .who prediet the ruin of our agricultured iztteresbs, as a consequence of the change made by the war from slave to free labor; another l proof that is just to all is best for all. The rise in real estate; the increase in home and foreign trade; the augmented commerce of this metropolis of Louisiana, and of the South, though unfavorably af fected by the European war; the addi'. tional lands pat in cultivation, it the f past year; the gratifying progress toward I good railroad connection with different parts of our State, and of the Union; and the growth. of our principal cities, are some among numerous evidences of the rapid recovery of all the business in terests of the State from the prostration which followed the war. It only needs that legislation should lend such addi tional encouragement as it legitimately can to these interests, and, above all, that it should refrain from imposing any new " and unnecessary burdens upon them, to cause our State in the next two years to surpass in material progress and pros perity any previous era of its history. In the last summer, while that scourge r of the South, yellow fever, has repeated its ravages in neighboring cities, our chief city, New Orleans, has escaped with a comparatively small mortality. i This may be attributed to the increased " skill and care of the health and quaran tine officers, and the proper enforcement of the quarantine regulations. This fact might lead to the inquiry whether a judicious system of sanitary arrange 1 ments, on an enlarged scale, and based upon known scientific principles, might not banish this pestilence from our - borders entirely. The importance of such a consummation in every moral, social and physical point of view, renders in a matter worth of grave consideration. The f pecuniary lo.is alone inflicted by tie pre f sence of this fever, or the bare rumor of presence, upon all branches of trade, has been estimated, by practical business " men, at several millions of dollars an nually. A growing spirit of harmony and good will, between the different classes of our f people, has been strikingly evinced dur - ing the last year. It has been seen in a streugly prsaounced disposition on the part of all good citisens in most parts of the State, without respect to partisandiferences, to preserve order, enforce the laws, and ren. der obedience to all legally constituted an thority. The devices and machinations of evilly disposed demagognes and restless and irresponsible parties, who seek to profit by times of alarm and violence, have been set aside by the good people of this State, who are most deeply interested in its peace and prosperity. The result has been that this disposition, aided by the aiatery laws par s ed by the tieneral Assembly, and by Con gress, have secured, daring the last fall, the most quiet, peInable and orderly election the State has witnessed for many years. In for mer elections, even within two years, New Orleans and the State have been the scenes of violence, riots and bloodshed, which have disgraced their name, and greatlyinjured all their interests. This fall, an important and exciting election was held without any con flict or disturbance, and with scarcely an ar rest Such a thing was never known in New Orleans before. I feel especially gratified to be able to lay this before you as a matter of record, because the last General Assembly deeply impressed by the alarming and in creasing violenee and lawlessness displayed i. otr e.e&ti:n, and their al amntable etfects upon every interest of the State, had with a view to remedy these evils, enacted atri getat penalties against such o~ences, and for their more certain esforcemet had clothed th. executive with ample poweras I have endeavored to use these powers with mioder stios and impartiality, but with firmness sad with the single aim to preserve the peace and to secure to all men, irrespective of party, race, or onlor, the free exercise of aD their right. asiatinees. ThatlIhave been able to demso without arraying against the law any clam or party, may be accepted msa proof tiat the laws ware wholesome sad wise, and that the peo ple, ss a whole, have been satied that their execution was faithful and impsrtisl. I can uot pass from thid mabject to other details, in justice, without calling your at tahtion to the general and peaceable sequl eaenceeof our people in theresuaa t the re eacntetion poliey of the general govern matk Their seceptasse of it as a finality has been much more sstisactory in Louisi ama than in any other State in the South. This mast be attributed to the patriotism sm4 wisdom of our people, sad to those feasures of Stats policy which have led to this great and derirable result. It has al ways heeu 'my~ sinesre eo avietioa that it is .z'fato trust to the ginol aense, the honor and the sober seosed thought of the people. This conviction has determainel my coureo on muatters of State policy, even in matters where I was forced, for a abort time, to dii from mnof may polatieal frae~ The r of the late ele Uoanfi tinof Louisiana as comn manny other loutbeam States, I e, I think, couvinecd both fricnds sad foes that I was right. I have refrained frot all severe anti arbitrary measures, orrecourse to meae fues, appea3sg, des all oeedons sad in all leesaties, to the justie gal dis cretion of te people themsdves. Under all ciremstances, however, I save ahelk my. self in readiness to employ all the resources at my command, both civil andmilitary, lo enforce the laws, preserve order, and pro tect every citizen in his right so far as the authority of the executive sold be lawfully used. The good results of this spirit of harmony ou all aides, upon 'the prisperity of the State, connot be estimated. It has been my pleasant fortune, during the hast season, to visit a great portion of our State, In answer to mtpeated and cow dial invitations from many of my fellow-citi zens, which were e.teaded to me by gente men of all political parties I had bees ledto believe, from the assranuce of many promi nent jtineas, that I would and the leading, most tleantial and enterpridsag people of the diserent loealities imbued with better and more advaseed ideas than those petty partisan animosdites and sedtheoal hase and prejudices, which, swaying the breasts of a small class of men, more noisy than impor tant. hail hitherto caused imwh of the do mestis troeble f ear Stats, and brought biograce upon its name; and that the good people of the State a-l taken its peepe sund order into their own hands, as was proper. and that the power of these bad and restless spirits wts gone. I am glad to say that these assuances have been realised. I bao everywhere been received with dbat wonte" cordiality and hospitality for which Louisi anians are ao deservedly famed. What is more important, I everywhere saw evidences that the people were determined. to sea tmat thelaws were obeyed, and the rights of all men, under the law, respected. I was met with assurances from all parties, that in every effort to advance the welfate, cred it and the great interests of the State, I should receive the hearty support of the people. AXrumrrD T TO T7E CONWSTUTIOX. The last General Assembly proposed four important amendments to our Constitution, which were duly ratified by the votes of the people at the last election. Thefltst amend ment repeals the ninety-ninth article of the constitution. This article, by reason of its disfranchisement of an inluential coass of our citizens, for political reasons, was ob noxious to them and their friends, as the re stlt has proved, was distasteful to almost all. Incorporated in our constitution by an unwise spirit of retaliation, and by its peculiar phrlanology, serving mainly to irritate and humidiate, while debarring from siuatrage and office only the most scrupulous and upright of the class it was aimed against, and admitting all others, it had all the most odious features of disfranchisement, with none of its good effects, if such there be. It is to the lasting credit of the first Republican administration of Louisiana, that the amendment to strike out this last vestige of the war, in our consfiution, was paused with the unanimous Republican vote of the General Assembly, and in dorsed unanimouisy y the people, It is no longer a liarI .the onltution. Henceforth, in Louisiana all disabilities resulting from the war are removed, and no citizen is disfranchised by its laws, except for crime or mental disability. The second amendment limits the total amount of State indebtedness that can be contracted up to the year 1890 to the sum of $25,000,000. All indebted neas, of whatever character, contracted above the amount, before that time, is illegal and null and void. This voluntary limitation by the people of the amount of indebtednoss which they will incur, for a term of years, will have the double effect of increasing the credit of the State aecuritien' thus leasening the in terest of the Statejill have to pay on any future loans, aiof comspelhang rigid economy on the part of the State govern. ment. The third amendment prolaibits all ofi~cials who have held public moneys from voting or holding office, until they idhall have procured from the proper authorities receipts in full for all funda which they have thus held. The forner history of the State, with regard to many of its public funds, is a sufficient proof of the wholesomeness of this measure, It is to be hoped that it will lead'to a more istringent accountability by public offcers for such trusts. The fourth amendment remoree the ineligibility, for a second term, that wins imposed by the constitution upon any iancmbent of the gubernatorial offlee. Under this amendment, the re-election of a Governor ii left like that of any' other offier, to that last, and best m&~ ramaent of all free governments, the good judgment of the people. While this sen to meet minds a sound principle. yet I did not feel at libesty, owing to my personal attitude toward the question at i'mmw, to take any part in the discnumdem for or against it. The amendment was allontsaeously and voluntarily presented to the peopl. by the last General Assnem bly, and has been ratified by a majority, approximating 24,000 votes. The great questions of public poliey now most urgent, are such necsesgry mneasurms of State and national legislation as will natural wataenqurses, facilitate oearn cumserc, sad rawme. our alluvial lands from annual inundation. These Cortiinued vs Third Page.