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SUNDATY, FEBRUAUi 19, 1871. Wn. 0. BROWN.-Eurron. Jir The UommsTAFA in published every Thursday and Sunday at 114, Curondelet street, New Orleans. 20- TERMS OF SGl-scun:rMoO: Oneyear ................... $5 00 Six motths................ 2 50 *Single copy............... 10 RATES OF ADVERTISISO. Per square oI eight lines, or ita.eqpiv alent in space, tfist insertion $1 50, and each subsequent insert n 75 cents. Jil Jon rn riceo executed with neat nesa and dispatlh. NOTICE. All communications must he addresase *Edlitor of the Lonisianian," and anonymous letters must be accompanied by the name of the writer, not necessarily for publication, but sa an evidlence of faitk. We mre not responsible for the opiiesa of our coatribators. FOk-LORNE. Rumor declared a day or two age that Minister Schenk would sail on the first of March, as Ileresent:tire of the United States Government at the C4mrt of St. James, and that he was clothed with fill power to settle the Alabaw-x Claims. A more recent report says that the Mar quis of Lorne, a stotch nobleman, and prospective son in law of Queen Victoria, will soon be sent to this country and that le will be clothedl with full powers to finally negotiate in tlm~s perplexing ques tion. The Queen's speech with reference to the question does'nt scent to us, to indi cate that there is proposed to do more than this.-This arrangement will, by common consent, include all cl=imes for compensation which have been or may ,be made by each government, or by its citizens, upon the other. The attitude of this Government that England was wrong and unfriendly during the war, and owes reparation to tie United Stat , and her assertion that she was not, and owes no such reparation, wa1l in all probability continue for some time to excite fellings of exacerbation .and bitterness on both sides of the water. Itis to be lamented that two such powers united by so rmany interests should have sn element of such estran gement as this question threatens to involve, if not perpetuate to an indclin'te period, and then break out in all its vindictive fury at a momsnt when one government or the other should become involved in peril from other soures, and perhaps engaged in some strugg:e threal eniug its very existence. The British Parliament was opened on Feb. 9, by the Queen in person. Both Houses were present in full numbers, and it is said that the galleries were will crowded with spectators. As usual with such utterances Her Britannic M.Ijesty re views the imnuediate condition of sur rounding nations, and the relations which her own governitient sustains towards them. There aro two items in this docu ment partisulairly interesting to Ameri (*411 at this juncture ; the taiceries, and the Alabajna claims. Thie Queen savse: "For the fisheries, I have suggested the appointment of ii joint commnittee; Pnd Iulaen agreed to a proposal of the Peiet that this commiission be authorized, at the same time and in the same manner, to re.4mmec the considera tion of the questions growing out of the late war. This urrangenment will, by common consent, imichude ,01 claims for compensation which are or may be made Jy each government or its citimsens upon the other. I have, therefore, engaged in amicable communication with time President of the IUnited ~States in order to determine the most conrenient mode of treatment for these ixattera. I have suggested the amp pointmnent of a joint commission, and I imave agreed to the proposal of the Pres ident that this commissiun shall be authorized, at the same time, and in the same mtninr, to resume a coinsideration .f the ci tints growing out of the circuni. stmances of the late war." A Bil amending die School Law and increasing the salaries of the Division ktinpcrintendents and Secretaries passed through thu House of Representatives on I Tuesday List. The vote by whieh this measure finally passed is significant. The vote wa 83 to 4. This is a "consumnua tion" which we confess we are agreeably wuinppo nted in witneasing. And we hail it as an indication iif the dawn of a perod not far dsant when the peopl- the whole people of this State, united by one comnm ou b)ond, recognising esne coIL pnon Ichject,, Liboiing together for the promotion of one comm~oni awna will mu tually obliterate the imimoriis of thec past, former relations, mind recognirzing ono in the other, a fellow man and a co-worker, unite in friendly competition for the re alization sf the dreiwms of the ::ges. The fo'lowing extjact from the letter of the New Orleans correspondenlt to the Rapides Gaine of Feb. 4, bears rather heavily on the Third Ward School Board, and its menagement of affairs. Perhaps some of the friends of Educa tion in that locality might spare a mo ment to enquire into the correctness of these allegations. Our column are "open to all and influenced by none"gentlemen. Ursa rmsuc scHoos. The Legislature will doubtless make some very material changes in regard to the Public School laws, before the close of the session. N e think there is room for improvement assuredly for of all the expensive humbugs, that ever a people were taxed to support, this precious school system caps the climax. Mr. Editor permit us to describe one of the third Ward School rooms. It is in that classic retreat on Gravier Street, between Howard and Liberty. A low dreary back room on the ground floor poorly ventilated-entered by an alley way always wet and muddy. A few, half decayed boards placed on bricks is the furniture of the room and huddled in this little room are eighty childrea taught ty one terrher. You can well imagine the pupils make rapid progress. Indeed we knew one little boy who went five months to a similar school, and (lid not at the expiration of that time know one of the letters of the Alphabet, and yet a lady friend afterward taught the child his letters in one afternoon. Somebody is wrong, somebody is to blame. Is this in famous, expensive farce to continue to ho imposed upod the people under the name of Public School. We publishs another letter to-day from the pen of "Colored flan" in continua tion of his strictures on our "Enfranchise ment" p daragraph. This article vresents no features which necessitate any further comment from us, and we therefore give our friend his "full sw i ig" this time. ORDIxvrioN-Very interesting ordina tion Services took place at Straight Uni versity, last Sunday evening. The spa cious Chapil was filled to its utmost to witness the Ceremony. Mr. William O. King, a graduate of Oberlin Theological Seminary, having come into our State to do missionary labor, was set apart to the work of the gospel ministry. Rev. J. A. Norager madtt the opening prayer, Rev. Henry Lewin read the scriptions. Rev. J. W. Healy preached the Sermon. Rev. S. W. Rogers offerred the ordaining prayer, and Rev. Mr. Maybeen of Michi gan gave the charge to the candidate. Rev. Mr. King promuisses large usefulness in his missionary work. *6r Straight University, corner Es planade and Derbigny Streets. Rev. C. H. Thompson, D. D., Preacher to the University. Sabbath services, at 11 A. it. Sabbath school, at 3 o'clock p. u, Weekly lecture, Wednesday evening. Dr. Thompson has reached the city, and will preach to-day. " Whosoever will let hint come and take the water of life freely." Earl De Gray was to leave England on Februiu-y 10, as President of the Com mission t-i settle the Alabama Claims. 'tYL'R t'ORRtESPONDENf'I) REVIEW OF "ENFRANCHISE 31ENT." (ron THE LOrISIAYIAN.) Mr. Edilor, having begged the favor of your colums to present a few thoughts upon your editorial on "cufranchisini," the late rebels, I now desire to give rome evidences of the great danger to our people, that Republicans of whom y-ou speak, appear to be afraid of. It is well forusoto be gided by facts, not hr arguments, for facts are stubborn Lhings, and will stand good when all the rubbish of false reasoning is east clown. When men are disposed to oppress )heir fellowmnen, no acts of goodnes that the weak may have done for the .fromg, wil have any weight to prevent it. All the good the Egtptians had receiv ad from Joseph, did not prevent them in a fei years from oppressing his seed, t11l God himself had to undertake and leliver them. We know that we hare been sorely op pressed in this land, and we also know pe people who held us in bqmdage. Of icourse then, we must hare been delivier id by the consent of the so-called owner, or withoutit. Now sir, both wing. of Democracy, call them the " White Man's Party," or the "Progressive Demoeraey," er asin other parts they are called the "Conservative Party" or the "Citizens," [or the old creature has eaumed many shapes and forms to keep on some kind of legs; but all unite in the conelusion, Ls, the Amiend&,ensl to the Cbuaditutioni, by the Repubhlican Party, are vscondite riond, and null and void. The question now really Is with them, "fwe opn only remove the Republican ~ Party, that defends the negro in his Bights, it will be but a smell job to setti the matter with t negrdr AIl they want ,1, to gujthe men of their Party in the tight plies; and as they now sy, the Rights we held under Republcan Administratlio, of the Fe deral and State Governments are un lawful; they will make what they call laws to suit their views of what the Cot stitution first designed, and from de cisions even judge Taney's they will place negroes outside of the provisions of the Constitution of these United States. And now sir, having obtained the help of colored voters tosecure their pur poses, however deceptib they have ob tained them, the army and navy of the United States under their control, what kind of a resistance could the colored people make against such a power ? Let the story of two hundred and fifty years of the vilest oppression the sun ever shone on, answer I But again, if one of the Amendments is null and void, as says the Democracy, then all of them are. We have it then narrowed down to this, whenever a per son or a party holds anything by a sup posed law, and that which was supposed or declared lawful by the power that then was, and that power is superceeded by a party that stands in direct opposi tion to all the rights claimed by the former, with the removal of the party, the rights all cease. For instance, a man steals his neighbors horse, as long as he keeps out of the reach of the law his claim is in full force, but he is met in some distant part of the country by a detective, or the owner, how long does he retain that horse after the Court be fore whom he is tried decides his claim to the horse is null and void ? Are there no fears then on our part ? Shall we let anybody and every body vote ? No sir. We are not yet secure enough for all that. We have not in many States of this Union received the benefit of the 14th amendment or Civil Rights Bill, and in all the Southern States, in which I have been permitted to travel, do I find the smoking car for colored ladies and gen tlemnen. And if they don't take that, they are beaten, or left. Paying the same fare as any one else ; and yet no no fear of a new force coming in those Sta:e a to oppose that amendment In this State, where I live, sir, even now, are suits pending where tl.e Judge of the Court refused to admit the testi mony of a colored man agaiust a white person. And why, because the Judge is of the party that decides the whole batch of Amendments are inconstitu tional ! Ku Klux are killing our men almost in sight of the State Capitol, and the Governor (leelares he has not power to prevent it. Wore these colored men murdering white men, would not the Governor find power to prevent it'? Nay ! would not the Sheriff of the country find power to do it ? And yet "no fears about rebels voting all over the country." If they are allowed to vote, they of course will hold office. Would not a colored man's rights be most sacred in such hands, when the Republicans were put of their way ? In conclusion I beg of you Mr. Editor, to look at Pennaylvania, and almost all the States of this Union, colored men voted in them. But sir, they were influenced to vote for Democrat., with a promise of hard money when the Whigs were for United States Bank. And in the key stone State the Democratic partY took the votes from every colored man in that State and from 1828 till 1870 no colored man was allowed to vote. Yet no fears in the So( th I Comn MtAN. ILouisville, Ky., Jan. 24, 1871, IJVING DOWN A PR&JUDICE. We copy the following from the Newark Evening Courier: Rev. Dr. Charles H. Thompson's dutiem at Straight University, will include those of Biblical History sad Preacher before the University. The judgment indicated in the choice of Dr. Thompson is keen sighte&. Dr. Thompson is not only a thorough African in color and feature; a scholar of an order that has received the stamp of approval from the learned gentlemen who compose our Newark Presbytesy, aswell as of acholars in various other quqadsm, but he us most thorough gentleman; one who accepts the fuet ofhia beingian African atfull blood, with a feeling that is well eigh ezultont in. the intensity of its aelf-respset ad ua lbs realhzation of the power of that blood, wham cultured, lb triumph over the slurs which hands twignided by perception have Slung upon it,sand d>not ceaae to fing. Re en ters with joy upon the great work which is now upon his race, of living down the preju dice against them which years hav, devel oped. This prejudice, like all prejudice, is dull at sucowuising good qualitis amidst such as skrike the aceamsomd eye as objeeicmiable.. It aslike the prejudice which hsealiaeeaof exterior begets at sight sail keeps alive mn.~ &a actual contact with the beeaty of spirit *hich may lie underneath has beam pereelv ed andfelt. A homely man orwonan fre quently elcitS avmeon at first, which feel mng may change 5nto respect and adniination afterwards; while beauty of person usually fascinates at first to bxcome aft r ,arls nos eny sort 4at hie agin st AI w I respect which ay afterwards rise in an as ee ociqte's mind thea~*ae saealdearso ter that *Walerb a is in )ver4 The world is noftobLame for jm against ne gro color and feature. The blame rests with the demagogues who have used the popular prejudice for party ends. No better mesas " than the one chosen ins t seeetioa~f N. Thompson cosld emaily have been fanad. I He is not actually laopely, thou n ex preasion of soul is in his face. Newark may pride itself apon having iai rery man needed for so important a posoioi a& he is called upon to tll. VARKIETIL ,+ WaT m am Bumoo1-1 twq pjr sons are to occupy a bodrqom' 'he night, let them step on a 'ol`a! they retire, and then again imtm of Frequently there will be a baribi twefei more pounds, And the aewmg lees thehugh. out the year will be a pound' al -- 1- 1 i whialthas gone eftram utbir boding pantly from thelungs, and partly fppa the poea1.f the skin. This escaped material is earbonic aei and decayed animal matter or poilon. ous exhaustion. This is dfbatsedi the ai in part, and part in the bed clotihe If a single ounee of wool erwatman baburned in a roomi it will so com FIR ag4 isie air that one can hardly iri e, to is only one ounce of foreigp matter in the air. If an ounce of cotton be burned et half r hosetdrlag the mht,; IL be kept continually saturated with smoke, unless there be be an open window or door for its escape. Now, the sixteen ounces thus formed is far less poisonous than the sixteen exhalations front the l ' g Aid 1 4dl4 those who have lost a pound in weight dur ing the eight hours of sleeping; for while the dry smoke is mainly takik bhtothe luagh the damp odors from the body are absorbed into the pores of the *hoie body. Neel more be said to show the imporlatee of hav ing bedrooms well ventilated, and of thor oughly raring the bed clothes in the dm ing, before packing them up intb. form of a neatly made bed. Xenia, Ohio, girls have a plemiag habi*t of kissing strangers in the atree, a dt ea wildly screaming, "Oh, My! I thougj,it was cousin Oharlie!" Wickliffe, the defaulting Btate Auditor, is in Canada, not as slick loodes sash.e Vas when playing mountebankin New Orlemas. HImner Illiad. I KINo WILLIA , on being iasked what he thought was the most wonderful thing Ii Vermidle , replied by quotingtbe wornt as the Doge of Genoa to Loui XIV'.: "C'mt lie IN'! yoir." (It is tolinu mvanklf hlem.) Geneva fairly overtlowas 5i tige o4cx. t'Isalella of Sp ain and Henry V. Qf Fraoge lead the royaltio--the latttrnunder thi;nearu. eat title of K. Anbry. Pumaile'e Pl em and his wife; Princes Clotilde, lead ties =&. nor notables. Having shld their luxuruias villa, Prangi, they live quite plainly in a hoteL A number of ladies ant gentlem*en of the Conrt cluster about these imperial ralies, and two or three ex-Prefects keep up the illusion of the old days of riotous festiv it-. There aro several editors of the Late s'qims, _1. Villentuant, of the Fiyen o, an( ng them. TELEGRAPHIC DI8PATCH. VsasauL, Fabruary 10,-.lRetarsa euas eleven departments indicate thesalesqim ef 81m+ apartists, Orleanials and clerical nedIdate, But very few republicans will be setoubaaaL The duration of the arafistlee will pm2oblgblae extended, so the Aimeemably may hsbe time to work of restoration. (Special to the New York Harsl.] Vassant.w' February 8.-Yesterdaseg~ seld gund and one hundred and for~thy a 4a~s rifles were delivered at Irry sam Vanves. ';~ look gloomy to-by, and exjiloration of the cause ian precluded. Paris may be entered beilore tls nineteenth. PreparatIons are making for ahssavy boeabard. meat, should pauuible oompliaations oocur. Bismasrok as spain quite ilL His sonditiom LOSDOo, Febrmairy 10-A dispatek awasa SI limays the war contributions of 2040,0,UI) frames wldek wete emte nmPubbla~eheo apportlemal: lIS,0SS400 teme i Noeth Ger m~any, and 50,000,000 to South (Geseum Bnir, Feb. IL.-Tb. setabh-eiittl pthate km.appeased abeag the ladesme heslasofa going to Nirl. Itis bopesalik~ to bhry th dead eattle. Their carasses are loaded on wr vesas, taen toaso at se. .. There seams ebe sensealy'. 6aubt SMi h electaon in Furace has rmeltad naw asim tlanmph. dl. Tbe uaual rantei to wels hak all 1enre.1 opened, and travel taatdred. A dispath from hile .~stba mouaomrcblea( riumph In the Departuasat of thellorth is ceir. Dijeo ndo Teak., baeweisndablagebs1U.. mmteeeof Creaep Mapmas Vedm 4se 1i., have chose come~weam inedesta, es U~bema saion anMete 2 . .2 No extnion ouftheem a Wms~e l be dsatm6 ammii it Is k'anew hehrthdNeateasls senp 3 lavorpeace. " 2 Invuawoca. I'eb 10, gWalzs.-Omdnuaee flat and irregilar; USihnas jk isai age aie~ 1000 of wileh wate~ elo aint mul Cotton ot an clmaased at5s I3Atle EIWU lhU am O.10 are Americtan. GtesaremaP , ab. -flor~ Corrow-We Weoca a Uir haquiry a~s tsr qua5Ues udes me usae, ss ae - are aneglected. Balm. t.. sr eebssti bales, at prices dshowlag no material hebage. Yertev2~y~'a operions embraed10,2(000bats, Nl~'ro 1J~ aw Or h.1)j®14o. fat 1 1 15~e for ibieat r A GRAND VOCAL AND INSTRU3ZEN -TAL CONCERT,' - IM #u~ at Lyceum Hall (City Hall) mMandy .veuia.g Febmuary -18,1< -for the beneft of the A ).;* o Ca~mp glees, near ThJa11, b*a wa e I.. u # : R . * 19;h7s. bA M l. 14ra mm lh O 'E ~UAT±- mii r "1 1kU~Y a#* o'dhuhs.4.. , eT C uaaii'wy drii~ SPEC I'AII. N'IOTtQCE. BA'~ N 0 , " 1w,.1I :M isr a 1 .c it; iair3 'b1Laagjjmmj ýiaaO'm11 ia'1~eet f M1e P 4 Kaea , Qtj "Lea uaeie , aTINAE Wk' NOIW L OlIea, n Gat N.emtu.' '' a r - and 1t~sL0 /, FiwkMet. Mfly to r. 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