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ISLUIE 1. Il I OILEANS LA., TH illSAT, EARCI i0, 1871. 111 1 St3i.
THE TWO PALMS. I. ..... W.n ---- - .. -- -
Wimae light winds hardly stirred the summer
Of the sweet air,
Near alittleroadside grew a leay palm,
$baightemmeise sal ir.
Withsilht quest iterd its pmy head
Toward the buight sky;
Thro' all the trembling of its leasets played
A emseess smigh.
The besees wooed it with esel hen nads
8till to climb higher;
A stange ope, whispering of unknown leds
Bade it aspie.
Til upward stretching toward the dassag
One happy day,
Straight to its heart a sudden sweetnaesm ew,
Iom sr away.
iasess the eurrmats of the apper air
It knew its mate;
Havrig aspird, Love, divinely fair
Crowned its high state.
Dear Heart! hr o acroes the silent see
Bid me aspire!
Waft my lose spirit on a holier brease
To levels higher;
Tilla her sacred sd e et height
My soul meet thine,
And like two mounting lames in ase uite,
Thy lif and mine
"OUI STILT TELL IS."
IN A STREET CAR.
Jni L.zI.osr came swinging on a half
run round the corner of Stste Street to
catch an up-town car. "A red car," his
friend Saxon had told him ; and there it
went full speed out of sight just as he
came in view of it. An east wind was
blowing, as it generally is blowing in
Boston, and Jim Mallory shivered, and
sneezed, and drew up his coat-collar,
while he anathematized the Hub of the
Universe and her east winds, as a
Gothamit, was bound to do. Presently,
wat with ahe dust in his eyes and the
well-known delightful regularity of that
city, Jim got "turned round," as the
country folk my, and for a few minutes
couldn't tell for the life of him which was
up town or which was down town.
"Confound the place !" he began, when
all at once it seemed as if all the cars in
the city suddenly appeared. There they
were, red cars and green cars and blue
cars, bearing down upon him in swift
confusion. He hailed the first, and
shouted where he wanted to go. The
driver shook his head, and pointed
backward in the most indefinite manner ;
and there six cars behind him.
He hailed the second, and went
through with the same humiliating ex
perience. He hailed the third, he hailed
the fourth, and all at ones came to his
senses at the fifth, and discovered they
were every one going the wrong way,
and he himself all out of the way on the
wrong street. He breathed an exclama
tion more emphatic than polite, and
dashed through to Tremont Street just
in time to eatch the ar he was afet
Jim was a handsome fellow ordinarily,
but you never would have suspected it
now. To begin with, he had a cold in
his head ; and for
"A cold in the head
What can be said,
Uglier, stupider, more ill-bred?"
Being a blond man, too, nmade it wor,
as every blond, be they man or woman,
ean testify; for flnAushed and swollen
eyelids and excoriated nostrils raow off
to most dismal disadvantage beside a
blond's "hair of yellow or beard of'gold.
And thea the thin tissues, the light skis,
which winc evra asrr.ia ent1
Well, besides a cold in the head, Jim
Mallory was eovered with dust from his
head to his feet. Then, became of the
cold in his had, he had drawn his coat
collar up aryund his ears, and, begms
of a general uneomfortable aonditiou, he
had drawn his shoulders nearly up to his
ears. And the soamething had happen
ed to his hat. I don't know what it was
He didn't know what it was, or he ever
wonuld havere sat there right in the fase of
those flve girls, looking like ech a Guy,
without trying to remedy it It was
something between a cruth and a twist,
which, taked together with his general
muy appearance, gave him the aspeet
of a forlorn and seedy old fellow at odds
withhimself and with the world, This
was a climax for a young man who ted
of the Groman in Avenuedom, ad who
was spoken of usually by all fminine
Avenasedom as "so di~iwue!" And
Ithere st those ive girls without a snpi
eionof these fcts in his history. Five
Virls as ptty as girls need to be, Igh
ing and chatering like--like--well, like
ire girls. I don't think thee is any 1
compsrIson that will erve as well as
that after all. There they sat, laughing
and chattering, perfectly heedlms . the
rforlorn and seely old fellow doubled up
in the opposite carner. Such things as
he found out For there was nobody
del in the car but another forlor and
medy old fellow at the end of the seat.
And what heed did these girls think
Swould be given to their chatter by these
forlon old fellewa?
"How do you get your hair into such a
lovely uff?" inquired a brunette of a
"Why, I roll it up into arls, and
then just pass a coarse oomb through it.
But yours is lovely too, I'm sure. How
do yoe do yours
"Boll it on a heated slate-pencil."
"Oh, but that hurts the hairso. I put
mine into crimping-pin," said another.
And still another; "I braid mine and
And still another: "Common hair
pins, I think, are the best of al. But
then one looks so like a fury in any
Then the branett gave a little giggle
"Oh, girls, I put my hair into pins
onesthoe great crimping-pins Lou
uses. It was one morning when it
rained, and thought I was safe from
visitors. I was going to the opera in
the evening with Will Hems, and I want
ed to look very nice, you know. Well,
tfere I set in the parlor, practicing my
last singingleman, and never heard the
bell nor a footstep until some one
cromed the threshold. Who do you
suppose it was?" And the little dark
head buried itself in a little Persian
muff to smother another giggle.
"We can't gess Who was it?" burst
out the other four voices in the greatest
Up came the head from its temporary
hiding, the pretty face all a-blush, the
dark eyes all a-dazzle with laughter, the
fizzed hair a little the worse for the Per
"Oh, girls! it was Will Hem with Lang
ford-Laugford just home from Paris,
"W'hat did you do?" from the chorus of
"Oh, I didn't die, and I couldn't run
away; for there they were, right before
me: so I made the best of it, and laughed,
for it was funny, and then I snatched our
George's Scotch cap from the table where
he had flung it that morning, and cover
ed up my steel horns and my ugliness in
"Plucky, I declare!" muttered Jim Mal
lory, inside of his coat-collar.
' Will said I desved a Captaincy for
my coolness and strategy. Will is al
ways making his bad puns, you know,"
concluded the fair speaker.
And then the others took up the tale,
and not one but had some gleeful misad
venture to relate. And in this relating,
what mysteries of rats and mice in wa
terfalls, of knots and coils and curls and
crimps, were not revealed to Jim Mal
lory as he sat there unsuspected in his
corner! It was as good-no it was a
great deal better than a play to him. But
presently the car filled, and the headless
voices hushed, and the play was over.
And presently appeared 'the condifator,
and-Jim began rummaging his pocket for
S"What! Nomoney! Wherein thunder
i my pocket-book?"' he almost said aloud.
His pocket-book was gone, probably
picked when he was frantieally hailing
those sir ears. Yes, his pocket-book ws
,gaoe But he must have some loose
scrip sbout him, certainlyt ad with all
the blood in his rseins rushingupinto
his face, Jim Mallory continued his sereh
- fkm e it ess b, for not a pemny, even,
coId he nd.
Here was a pretty lx for a mran to b
in. A stra&ger, too; and juet then Jim
aught a sight of himself in a little poc~k
et-mirror he had turned out with other
effects din his searching, and discovered
, what a forlorn-lookin object he was, and
aconsequently, how much more dificult
, and diageeable was his positiont
What upon earth was he goingdtodo?
What upon earth was he going to say?
He had a quick brain, usually frtile in
I expedients, but the ignominou fact. of
Ithe present ease were too much for him
He had heretofore declared, with rather
a grand manner, that a man should rule,
Icircumstances; and here were the most
contemptible ohmstanm o rauing him
with a rod of iron. "Ifit wasn'tfor se
lye girls, now! he thought But he
might as wedl have sid: "If it waruYtr
~;that condtod" ad a greet deal bktr,
jor there was slowly but seadiy ma&.
ing bis way toward the lower end of the
ear, with a wary eye for all whom ~
caught napping or negligent And there
were those five girl with there tickets
fluttering in prompt readinsdl All at
once at this juncturer b ame oam ou
of a pair of. the softest, teaderest eyes
he had everen fixed upon him with a
look of shy omiaeration. It was one
of those five girls. It was the brunette,
who curled her hair over a slate-pencil,
and dramatised her destab So, she
had been watching him, She had seen
his empty pockets, and was moved to
pity thereby, spite of his forlorn and
seedy appearance. He felt the blood go
tingling up into his face again, but before
he had time to know whether he was
glad or srry there was a pull at the bell,
the car stopped, and two or three people
were getting in. And in the crowd and
confusion up started the litle brunette,
and nodding over her shoulder at her
companions, made a hurried rush for the
door. Jim Mallory, itting there, saw
once more those pitying brown eyes, and
then, as her garments brushed past him,
he felt a little ungloved hand thrusting
something into his hand. His fingers
closed overthis "something" mechanically.
For a moment he could see nothing in
the hurry and coafusion, but there was a
near, faint scent of violet, which sud
denly vanished with a soft rustle of silk.
He looked up then, and she was gone.
He looked down-and there in his palm
was--"Why, bless my soul, a car-tieketl"
as Jim himself exclaims whenever he tells
the story. And to follow Jim's words at
this point, which will tell the story bet
ter than anybody else's words: "There
had that little angel, under the disguise
of crimped hair and a lot of other non
sense, taken note of my misfortune, and
made her little plan of relief, which she
carried out, like the strategist she was, at
the very climax of my desperation, and
when the stir and confusion about us
would cover every movement, Wasn't it
splendid, though? How many girls do
you suppose would have done that for
such a muff as I looked to be that day?
For I toll you, Tom"-this was to Tom
Saxon-"that I did look something aw
ful. What with those confounded cotton
samples from your ofice sticking to me,
and the dust, and the cold in my head,
and a smash in my hat, I was about as
seedy a specimen as you ever saw." And
Tom thought he might have been.
But out of one dilemma Jim Mallory
had stepped fairly into another. As that
"little angel in crimped hair and a lot of
other nonsense" stepped out of the ear,
after the, performance of her impulsive
action-which was really a very pretty
action-something entered Jim's heart
which he had no will nor wish to banish;
but, as I say, it was out of one dilemma
into aMcthem-"out of the frying pan into
the fire." Tom Saxon would laugh, for
all the clew he had was a namethat han
dreds of girls in Boston owned. And the
the way be got this was at the moment
of her vanishing, when the astonished
four tried out in chorus:
"What's Molly getting off here for?"
In vain Tom had brought him face to
face with some half a dozen Mellys of his
own aoquintance. From emeh Jim Mal
lory had tuned with a sigh of di~ap
pontme t. Not one of them belonged
to his angel in erimped hair.
([atiauaed in our rt Nuruk' ]
A gentleman being at a ladim' fair not
long sinos and being soleited to buy
something by a ir areatre who kept
one ofthe tablesm saidhe wanted to buy
what he feased was not for bsale-a lok
of her hair. To his surprise and delight
als promptly cat of the the ovehi eurl
ad reesived the price oawd-tsn dol
lars The happy p-osr was uhibit
ing the trophy to one of hie fnds, who
very suddenly blasted his joy by saying,
"She rather outlanked yom, for to my
certain knowledge she only p-d thre
dollars for the whole wig."
Some years ag in a of the Westera
Courts, thsee ua--am Englishman, an
Irishms and a 8eotehman-were found
guilty of murder and seteneed to be
hng. The pdge tlddtsem tsy oud
eeeah coos the tree thsy wo like to
be "strneg aup" Thae otehanprompt
ly ebeo an ash tre. "Well Pa·t," ask
ed the judge, "bwhat wi y be hangonu
"Ifitplase your hoamr, I'd ratr be
hung on a goos-brry bush," "But,"
said the jadge, "thas not big enough"
"eagorts, thia,-ioplied Pat, trightming
Upb "Ill wait, your boesr, ill it grows"
HAS THE REPUBLIC A RIGHT TO
DEFEND ITS OWN LIFE T
The Federal Constitution, which ori
ginally throw it protecting shie ld over
Slavery and human degradation to a
level with brute ehattelhood, has been
transformed, by the three Amendments
last adopted, into emsentil and bene
cient conformity with those great princi
ples of Human Equality embodied in the
preamble to our Fathers' Declaration of
Independence. He who wears ldelity
to that Constitution swears that he will
respect and uphold such Equality of
Political Rights, at least until the Con
stitution shall in this respect have been
radically changed again. The existing
politi al contest is a struggle between
those who mean to maintain "the Con
stitution as it is," and those who seek
by violence and fraud to subvert it.
Now as heretofore, the citadel of op
pression and wrong is an exaggeration
of State Bights According to the
Wolra and The uening Post, the enemies
of Equal Rights and the Constitution
which uphold them have only to get poe
session of the machinery of a State, and
they may rob, maim, burn,andalay loyal
Unionists with perfect impunity. The
Nation has no right to protect its faith
ful citises ; the State connives at and
facilitates their enemies' crimes : so they
have no choice but death or an ignomi
niens submission while those enemies
consummate their nefarious designs
We protest that thisis consistent neither
with the spirit nor the letter of that
grand Charter of our National existence
which expressly says :
Am. VL 2. "This Constitution, and the
laws which shall be made in pursuance thsrees
* . * shal be the supreme lw of the land, and
the judges in every 8ate shall be bound there
by, anything in the Constitution or law of any
8tate to the contrary notwithstanding."
"AENrmrrT XV. 4 1. The right of citizens
of the United States, or by any State, on a
count of re, color, or previous condition of
"§ . Congrs shal have the powoer to enforce
this article by appropriaes lsleston."
-That there is a wide-spread and
formidable conspiracy to subvert these
vital Constitutional guaranties by
violance, terrorism and bloodshed, is as
certain as sunrise. The active agents
of this conspiracy are in part the mid
night raiders commonly known as Ka
Klux, by whom a murderer was recent
ly liberated from jail in the very pre
sence of the Kentucky Legislature at
Frankfort, by whom the late murders
and arsons at Meridian, Miss., were per
petrated, and her Mayor driven into
exile without even a charge that he had
done wrong, but simply that the Ku
Klux might All his place with a man af
ter their own heart; and it is in fall
view of these and many kindred crimes
that the Evuning Post commends
"The simple exercise of forbearance and
kindness, respecting the local independence of
the commuiaty, and throwing upon it the atire
resposibility for its own internal condition,
while doing all that can be done, withoutattack
Ing this independence, to diffuse intelligense
and patriotism among its members.
"It is this remedy for local disorders which
the Cosatatiton of the United States contem
tlate, and ts alon The ation is one in all
its relations to foreign nations; and the growth
of trade and of the national spirit, as our
common history lengthens, makes its unity
more and more coe and solid. The moral
power ot th wholoe ation over each of itscens.
tituent commnitis is imme se for good; ad,
if this is propgery exerted, it becomes imuposible
that social disorder sbould ist longanywhere.
The natral condition of body through which
healthy bood is eirlating freely, and whose
leadi ng members are in vigorous activity, is one
of health; and the loeal harts and a which
at timea vimt parts of it soon gle way.
"The antitutiomal remedy, ths eivied
rmsaedy, has oerer been tried in th eare e our
8othen States Paseiptioa in th mass,
peaseaMtion in detail, hav bee mn bactl
of th oearse pursued toward them fog. the
beginning, by a large eleso dludeential mean i
Ceugres. and nthe Admianlatn . Tis.
buh disaosuiMo has not found full orpreeion
in r lkaer iP n the Goverment, bease the
wisom os few tneam, and, t1more, the
avnbrldltsalbeek. ft bs lavmend all
the aeMe d 6 Coupe, sad htem so loud in
its thrshend aCocetan its ess a ddn
theem, thti has kept ali a the keees o
ices 6o the Rabellion, ad cnsinatly Imitated
multitudes a te Boathern people.
"*he trble i. now nreaed a ehis which
sllbforo m a l detis is tb o the pc y tt
hL be adopted. Sevei perses in the s.
-e pasrty demansd that the cmselaen
shell to lad aide, the leosecs avt cilmiln
ahandmed, and the whole of the ouathern
tat. put aderth dietatico ed bmps or pro.
ifn ilh atdnes th as.nttd sadn die
thmobs e ~a eesmimive proof rthe useecity
of an arttrary measure. suppose it were so,
what bulness is it oCongees or o the North
ers Peble whbe elseted Goveoar or Judge in
Alahbanw Sppe the people there should
dee even the Noeaummd iuls, the Tweeds,
and Sweeays mad J of their Statto all
theireu is it not better to het'lb ,
and take the seopoandilt o the salt, thn
to break up our qaes or governeat and have
muaipel aoesdletated to them by os4rqe
Isa temporary and local imperiioci in Igov
ernbhed tobe eared by a permanet ad gen.
ael evelation t
"The notion that the thern people ase mo
loger actuated by human motives, but that
their intnet in their own properity is whdly
lstin a wild pmionfor rmavnge, is absurd in
Cboumemts by t2 7rrrie.
Here you see the Kt-ilu and their
abetoorare treated a "the Southern
people"--the Unionists being 'niggers,'"
'salawag," and of no account. Being
unarmed, poor, and obliged to labor for
their daily bread, they cannot eareer on
horseback, each one a loomotive armory
romw midnight till daybreak ; so they
must be murdered without remedy.
Judge Pryor's harge, Mayor Sturgis's
statement Senator Moore's piteous nar
rative would illumine The Poel's logic,
but they would not help to convert its
readers to ;Sham Democracy : so they
are excluded from its columns.
The Ku-Klux conspiracy is designed
to carry the South for the Sham Demo
cracy in 1872 by a terrorism so pervad
ing and systematic as to drive half the
BacEksfrom'the polls or constrain othem
to vote the ticket they abhor. Thus
several States have been earried in 1870 :
thus it is intended to carry nearly or
quite every Southern State in Il And
unless some protection can be afforded
bt the Union, thus most of those States
will be carried, with The Poet's tacit ap
provl. To show the terrible power of
the machinery invoked, we call attention
to the vote of Louisiau in 1868 :
Louisiana was fully restored to the
Union. She had a Republican Governor
and Legislsture, elected by large majori
ties. She had 84,431, Colored voters to
4,5199 White registered in 1867. She
gave early in '68, 64,901 votes to Henry
C. Warmoth (Republican) for Govern
or, to 38,046 to James G. Taliaferro
[Dem.] And yet, at the Presidential
Election of that year, she was made to
return Seymour and, Blair Electors by
80,225 votes to 33,263 for! Grant and
Colfax I How was this done 9 Let the
vote of a few specimen Counties make
!Rgafterdoers vete in a. Vote a '70.
Comute White. Crl'd. ra't. . eyr. ep DeP.
Bienville... 850 955...1 1.385.. 9375
Bossier.... 472 1,998 ..1 1,634.. 732 633
Caddo..... 77 ,967...1 2,95..1,319 1,213
Claiborne..1,363 1,68...2 2,969.. 5623 1,407
De Soto.... 690 1700... 1,260..1,03 713
Franklin... 410 606...0 1,213.. 94 381
Jackson... 750 659...0 1,398.. 301 666
Laayette . 820 766...0 1,422.. 145 754
Morehous. 419 1,318...1 1,595.. 516 493
Sabine.... 459 321...2 934... 439 347
St landry. 2,0317,10...0 4,787.. 3049,141
Union..... 5 66rt...1 1,416.. 361 86
Vermillion. 595 946...0 966... 127 655
Washington. 519 368...0 656... 81 399
14 Co'os. 11,070 17,365 9 24,485 6,789 11,36
Nora-Severai Counties have beep divided
since 1868, to form new ones, which diminishes
-These Agure tell their'own story.
No one who reads them can doubt that
the State was carried for Seymour in '68
by terorrizing the Republicans into stay
ing away from the polls or voting the
Democratic ticket. So Georgia was made
to vote the same way, though by a pes
sure less generally applied. Her oicial
returns show the following aggregate:
1867. VotesR ster'd.W. .96,26. .c... .9,973
1866 Vote for Oov...ltep..83,146..Dem.76,UUJ9
lt66. Vote for Pre..OantLS7,134. .6ey.10,165
Ten Counties polled not a vote for
Grant and Colfax; eight more gave them
from 1 to 12 vote; while in twenty-one
others, their vote ranged from 12upward
to 91; while in half the State a fair if not
full Republican rote was east. In other
words: The Republicans dared and
were permittd to vote in about half the
Counties ; while at most of the polls in
the other hslf, they either were repelled
from the ballot-boxes or made to vote
the Democratic ticket, while the few
who at some polls voted the Grant
Eltors did so.at tim peril of their lives.
Now, it may as well be understood
rataslast that the Republitaaspur
poe notto be swindled in '2 as they
were out of the vote oefew York ia '8L,
andnt to be compelled to vote the
Demoatie MAsiceter refain fomn roting
atall, a they were in a good partof
Geri a and Louisian. If we are Mto
weak in my loamlity to maintain sad
enfor owr rights, we mean that the
ws, the authority, ad th armed
forean of the Union rhall 9prot7eu s in
their enymeat And the b amsig Pod
it it were not st.Lhrt with our adves
S wrie,oeld ra our purpos and our
A e hmsi day shoo was tol b
the teehertohern sem inew totrl
hi befortthe nat Sunday. One tea
boy said, e mdt Sunday, up. aquiry
of tihtse.. r whethr he had lm..ed
anything-- e ' rest" WlQ, whet in
iF "I've heamed neer bo trmp my
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