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Win. G. BROWN,--EDrIoL. THURSDAY APRIL 6, 1871. P The Looouvaw in publishd every Thurs day and Sunday at 114, Carondelet Street, New Orleans KU-KLUX. The Ku-K!uc of North Carolina are reported to be "on the increase in the State and are scourging white women as well as other persons." They are also becoming more daring and avow a pur pose to openly fight, if any of them are punished. They boast of their or ganization and strength ih all of the States an 1 are outrageous enough to be ready to make war again. This may be an ex treme view of their pretensions, but there is no reasonable doubt that the overthrow of Repadlic:n rule, and the prolonged debasement of our entire race in this coun itry, are the foundations of this opposi and at the same time cause of all the outra ges indicted. Th: approach of another Presidintial Election, is alarming. The ill chances of su,-cess fir the Democratic party, uandlr existing circtumstances, are calling up to the level of the encounter, all the wit and wis.lom of tne Democrat ic party; and they are bravely and des perately preparsing for the struggle all over the country. Congress has not been too soon in proposing enqniries in to the co idition of peace and order in'the Southern States, with the view o; afford ing some effcti dI renmely, necessary. Ii"The assau!ters of Sen. Butler waile on the Bannock City, will have the oppor tunity of justifying themselve on Satur day before a "court of competent jnrts dieti,n" in tie p'uri'sh of Plaquemines, judge Don A. Pardt e presiding. ei Hon. M. D. Ednm t lson, the newly elected Parish Judge of Sabine, attempted a few days ago to hold a Court, but some twenty armed men entered the towr, :,*J swa e I the Judge -o badly, th. ne sought )e' ge in t :e adj;t ", "t w)oo. Tilis: seem ed 6 :o all that was intended. The tMd chiloches Times justifies this act, because it contends that Supervisor Wheyland return ed Mr. Edmondson over Mr. W. McNeely, who rrceived the hones: majority of votes. It is also declared that Governor Warmnoth recognized this, when he appointed Wfe Neely Judge ; and it declares that when the law ceases t protect the right and to vin dicate itself, and when the guardians of the law use their power to trample upon the rights of the people, only those wh'- are fit to be slaves tamely sulmit. Men : know their rights, and knowing, dare maintain them, prove their devotion to law by strik ing down the ty ranny which invades those rights. INSTALLATION. Accord:ng to announcement, Rev. C. H. Thompson, D. D.,. late of Newark, New Jersey, was duly installed pastor of Straight University Church, last Sunday evening. There was a l:arge congregation pro, ,it, and the exercises were not only interesting, bht exalted and impressive. Several ministers were present anld took part in the formalities Opening services by IRev. N. B. James; sermon by Rev. J. W'. Hrly, President of the University. Installing pr tyer, charge and right hand of fellowship, by 1,ev. William Rollinson, agent of the Baptist Home Missionary Society. Address to the congregation on the reception of the newly inducted pastor, by Rev. J. C. lHartzwell, of the Ames Methodist Episcopal Church. Ben e.lictbio by the p.ii.tor. Thus; after a years laboring and hop ir.g, have Wie se.'n the pledge and earnest of the establishment in our midst of a liberal, an enlightened, and advancing church organization. Without the slight eat intention of derogating one jot or tittle from the mcrit of other churches, we cannot avoid the conclusion, that hitherto we have had no place of wor ship combining all the elements requisite to commend it to our respect and devotion. Radical defects of one kind or another have repelled those most anxious to fost er and encourage religious education, and the moral ennobling of a long down-trod dan and degraded people. In the formation of the Straight Unl versity Church, there is the displ-y of wisdom, and of a keen appreciation of the needs of the time, and an evident de termination to plant an institution which like a lever shall lift up and elevate all who come in contact with it. There eoval of Dr. Thompson, a minister of acknowledged culture and ability, from a lare, and prosperous oongregation in the Nortlh, to New Orleans to preside over an infant Insutitution, is an indica tion of the purpos of the movers in this matter. We are grtilied to learn that already themr are a more of perusal who. have jousad theiselves in Chuoch fellowhip withi the D~ior. We rish the infant chrch everj possible muce. " Ifon. G. Y. Kelso is again in the city. We had the pleasure of fly on a stove visit from hlim on Tuesday, Our sanctum has been enlivened by the presence during the past three days of Hona. F. C. Antoine, H. Kearson, Harry Mahoney, Ed. Butler, Winm. H.rper, Henry Baby, Dr. R I. Cromwell and Mr. Willis Watson. The Newt York Tribune is responsible for the following : It is suggested, as explanatory of Senator Davis's violence in threatening Representative Butler, that he is so little used to have attentive listeners to his te dious speeches that he did not know what to make of Mr. Butler's marked in terest in his remarks, and resented it as insulting. Possibly. IIiRomember the lecture at St. James Caapel this evening. 'The School Board for the Parish of St. Mary has had its preliminary meeting in Franklin, and effected per manent organization, with Hon. A. J. Svpher President, J. G. Parkinson Treasurer and Secretary, Hon. Emerson I Bntly, Capt. J. D. Seyburn the other i members. So says the Attakapas Regi4er. 1i The Galveston Republican reports that the Bill to enforce the State Consti tutional provision guaranteeing equal public rights and privileges to all citizens, hangs fire i, the House Committee. lHon. R. Allen is the father of the meas mure. Friend Webb says very properly : We are deeply interested in the matter, and shall watch the proceedings upon it with unflagging attention. We want to see how many of our Republican mem bers are willing to record their votes in favor of justice to a class-who have put them where they are, and how many are weak-kned enough to be unable to face the situation. iryThe horrors of civil war have overtaken Paris. TIe peopl!e and the governmmen frce :x s iA• ;, :ar ful eol',s:n, and as Ini ;f't be .'xpe.ted, the peolhlt vier.i d.feated with terrible -_au.ghtor. Thoou.ands of misguided com munists have fallen victims to the fire of the well armed, well drilled troops, and thousands have been taken prisoners. The neck of the uprising, may be said, to be now broken, and ord.r i:, xpected to be comparatively restored shordL.. seGeneral Sherman is expected to visit New Orleans shortly, in the course of a tour of inspection of the frontier of Texas, the Indian Territory, Kansas and Nebrask , going out via St. Louis, Miss., Baton 1,ouge and New Orleans to San Antonio, &c.. Inspector General, Col. R. B. Marey, and Cols. J. C. McCoy and J. E. Tourtellotte, Aid-de-Camp, will accompany him. SAN DOMINGO COMMISSION. ABSnRACT 01o THE REPORT OF THE COMMIS SIOSERR. WAsnNsorox, March 28.-The San Domingo Commissioners reached Wash ington hlat evening, all well, except Mr. Wade, who was suffering from a quite severe attack of the pleurisy. Their report is all ready to be signed, except the filling in of a few statistical ligures, and the Commission will, in a day or two, call in a body upon the President, and present the documents. In the report, after a brief outline of the mainner in which the work was done and the parts of the island visited, a full account of the form of government is given, followed by a reference to the long series of revolutions, and dissensions ap proaching that character, and this con dition of affairs is given as an explana tion of the more summary measures than could otherwise be tolerated in a consti tutional government. The Dominican Government was found in fuill operation and exercising every legitimate function of government, and Baez in full and peaceable possession of all parts of the Republic, except the Haytien border, which is disturbed by revolutionary loaders assisted by Haytiens. Ba4 z en joys the respect of a great majority of the population, and has four times ac cepted the oflice of Chief Magistrate. It in a remarkable fact that the President, Cabinct, Imislature and Judiciary are in favor of ihying down their power in fiavor of the United States. The constant commotion of several years has completely paralyzed industrial pursuits, and the resources of the Repub lic have so diminished that it cannot pay expenses, and the confidence of the people alone could have preserved its existence. Cabral occupies three or four moun tain villages, and, with a small force has baen able to disturb a considerable di trict for a long time, though he has few Dominican followers. Luperon has lately created distnrb ances in the north of the island, but it could not be discovered that either of these leaders had a fag or organized government, even in form. The inces sant trouble from such leaders led the population to agree to the Spanish occu pation, but the harshness of the rule of Spain, the folly of many measres adopted, and a fear of re-enslavement, led to withdrawin the 8panirds from the island. The popnlation is kSed at one hundred and sixty thousand ; many oi the richest portions of the island are uninhabited. 'Thepeople had generally heard of the qaestiof anien o all parta of eisand~ sd· it· Ad bern emoned everywhere. There was a nearly unan imoonus feeling that peace and tranquiilty could come only from annexation. The greater friendhip for the United States than for other powers is due largely to colonies which went on to the island years ago. The people seem more un animous for annexation than the Com mission has known any people to be upon a great political question. An ex ceedingly small portion is opposed to annexation, and these are chiefly traders or agents of foreign houses, whose busi ness would suffer by the change. The Commission, and all connected with it, traveled in all parts of the island with out guard or weapon, and in perfect safety. The physical, mental and moral condi tion was found much better than antici pated. The population is almost wholly of mixed blood, in every conceivable Vree. The cultivated and educated, such as the officials, compare well with the same class in other countries, and the uneducated appear as well as the same class elsewhere. There is an entire ab sence of all prejudice of race or color ; they appear respectful and polite, kind and hospitable. High crimes, according to the statements of their judges, are nearly unknown. All are Roman Cath olics, except the American emigrants sent out by the Colonization Society in 1824. They live among the Catholics in peace and harmony. The people are poor, and live in cheap dwellings, but in tie country all have as much land as they desire to cultivate, and they are not averse to work when certain of return. There are few schools, and the great mass of the people are uneducated, but show a strong desire to learn. The resources of the country are vast and various, and capable of great in crease. Iron ore is abundant, and possibly available for manufacturing iron. Copper ores are of a fair degree, but the mines have not been extensively opened. The reported coal of Samana is only lignite, and of little value as fueL Little is known of the gold regions. Salt deposits are extensive and valu able. Considerable space is devoted to set ting forth the richness of the soil and the variety ~ tropicri products, and chose of the temperate regions found on the uplands. The island is repr:.nted as g'erall~ healthy, but aeclimatirng is necessary. This part of the report is not finished. Earthquakes are not frequent. In autumn hurricanes are. The public debt statement is to be compared with later data received by the Commission to see if they have been furnished with correct figures. As now made up, the debt is, in round numbers, $1,400,000; additional pending claims, $204,000 including one of $70,000 by President Baez, for personal property destroyed in the Spanish war; and under the first head $600,000 for back salaries. The total is given at $1,556,000. The official satement of receipts of the Government for 1870 show a total of $772,000, and one of the items is for im port dues alone over $600,000. The Commission find no foundation for the statement that Dominica is bound to Hayti for an indemnity sum to France. No treaties of any consequence exist between Dominica and other po wers. The only settled boundary between Hayti and San Domingo is the old Spanish and French line of 1777. When the Haytiens were driven out of the east part of the island, there remained, as disputed territory, a considerable extent east of the old boundary. This is still in dispute. Of this the Haytiens have held in pra~tically constant control the towns of San Rafael, San Miguel, and Los Caubas. The Bonica Valley, east of these, and Neyba District, have been alternately overrun by both parties. The claim of Hayti to the boundary of the Geffrard map, which is the meridian through Aha Vela, is regarded as pleposterous. The extent of territory within the old bound ary of 1777 is found by new and careful computation to be 22,212 square miles. The portion of this Republic referred to as having been mainly in Haytien occu pancy is about 10,000 square miles. The history of grants and concessions given by the Commission is about the same as already widely published in the North. The report is very strong in condem natio of the stories that Government oficials of the United States lhave been privately interested in them. The Dominican Governmenat was found willing to agree to the terms of the treaty as now concluded but not ratified, and for the only change, think it fair that an acconnt of the great and unexpected ex pense of the Government attending the delay that the sum paid for Samanm, and now due, be not deducted in the fhqal settlement. It was also agreed by Dominica that one-fifth of the public lands should be set aside for school par poses, provided the United State would grant 800,000 aerea for agricultural eol TEE COMazUEOWUEm VlM Tm Dim m. The San Donmingo Commiminia were all at tIhe Executive Mansion to-day, and had a consltation withthe Presidteat The reaport was not presented, bt will bse to-morrow. Thursday the Commieiomeam dine with the President. OcxOxEOnE AGREED UPON THE MAIN PONTS OF THE REPORT. The San Domingo Commissioners have agreed upon the report, excepting upon the subject of the health and debt of the Dominican Republic. They may not be ready to report to the President u itil Thursday. COLORED CONVENTION. The Indianopolis Journal of March 23, contains a very interesting repy rt of the proceedings of a State Colored Men's Convention, which met on the 22nd. The object was "to exchange sentiments upon our future coume as citisens and any other matters that may come before the Convention." We quote largely from the report that our friends may see what is being thought and said by ourselves on questions of vital interest tons. The Convention was called to order by J. S. Hinton, Chairman of the Executive Committee, who introduced Rev. Mr. Bassett, who led the Convention in prayer. Mr. Hinton then adressed the Con vention briefly, stating the objects for which it was called. A committee of one from each county represented was then appointed to report officers for the permanent organization. They made the following report, which was accepted : President--J. S. Hinton, Marioncoun ty. Vice Presidents-John Carter, Jeffer son county ; C. B. Clemens, Randolph county ; J. N. Weaver, Wayne county. Secretary-W. G. Robinseon, Wayne county. Assistant Secretary-W. N. Chambers, Johnson county. The following Committee on Resolu tions was appointed : W. G. Robinson, Wayne county; Alex. Moss, Miami county ; Moses Broyles, Marion county ; Alfred Carter Vanleiburg county ; John Carter, Clark county. The Committee on Business, consist ing of the following gentlemen, was then appointed : J. G Britton, Marion county: .i M. Wnover, Wayne county :. lofl Ma rion county. The Couwertio! then adjourned until - P. i. The following are the resolutions as re ported by the Committee : Re olerd, That none of the clearly avowed and authorized purposes of the Republican party should be abandoned ; that the dignity and power of the present administration of the National Govern ment should in all respects be upheld and vindicated. RefvPed, That the best interest and faith of the Government, as well as the protection of the loyal citizens of the South, both black and white, require a strict, continued and unfaltering adher ence to the act of Congrees of July 2d, 1862, requiring among other things, all ,parsons elected to offices of honor or profit under the Government of the United States, before entering upon the res.pective duties thereof, to swear or af tirm that they have not volnntarily borne armns against the United States, or given aid or comfort, or encouraged the ene mies thereof, or sought or accepted or attempted to exercise the functions of any office under any authority or pre tended authority hostile to the United States Government, or yielded a willing support to any preteaded government or a~umority or constitution within the boundaries of the United States; also the act of Congress of the 17th of July, 1862, particularly the third section there of. Rte·a d, That the word "white" as it occurs at present in article 4 and section 4'and 5 of the constitution is anti-Re publican, unjust and contrary to the Constitution of the United States, and only remains a disgraceful evidence of the wicked and unjust barbarism of past legislation against our people,and should be stricken out or repealed. Resolvted, That the reconstruction acts of Congress are just and constitutionally the law of the land, and the attempt of the Democratic Legislature of this State to nullify the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment of the Constitution is ab horrent to every sense of right and jus tice, and was as illegal as base ; and we will ever hold the Democratic party in supreme contempt for its anjus legisla tion against our people, and we will do allwe can to keep that party outof power, and warn our people South against their empty and insidious pre tensions to friendship~ which are only in tended to deceive and mislead them. Resolveda, That the benevolent institu tions of the State were designed for the benefit of all classes of raortunstes without regard to color or race, and all clauses should enjoy their benefta ; and we depreeatu the policy heretolore adopt ed by the manager. of these instittions in iwfsrence to colored people, and ask for them inthe future the ,ame rights and privileges as are given to any other class of people esodted, That our only hope of a moral and socisal and politirl reform in the Southern half of our Unionliesinthe rule and radical exereis of the trm princiaplesof the Ispablisa party, sad a rigid enfacement of the rsemmtmstraie lawp-sedby O(egruum BrUOso ,That the waror the prsrsv tim of the Union ha fuminhed the ele meas for all ineded ales., het this re ramm bm onlw he sum.iB o lis nm-r. tion by the united efforts of the great mass ofthpeople in support of the great and redeeming -principles of the Repub lican party, by a thorogh.- politieal or ganisation pledged to tast purpose, be fore the next Presidential election. Remdoed, That we will lend no aid or assistance to any party not fully and un conditionally pledged to enforce and encourage and de~'ead the doctrine of equal right , and the application of the same rule of justice to all classes of citi zens without distinction on account of color or condition, as established by the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitu tion of the United States. Resolved, That webelieve that the popular sentiment of the great mass of the people is to preserve intact the great moral principle inculcated in the reconstruction measures adopted by Congress-once they are pro perly understood and appreciated-and it is the imperative duty of every m*n to use every effort possibly in his power to educate the public mind up to these high moral principles. Resoved, That we look with deep re gret upon the present condition of the laboring millions of our people, which has been entailed upon them by the de grading influence of slavery, and will la bor without ceasing to esevate the stand ard of labor, and do hereby point our people to the rich and fertile territories of the West for cheap homes, and our young men and women to the various mechanical pursuits that offer such wide field of usefulness. Resolved, That the late ramp Legisla ture, for duplicity, obsequiousness and servility, will ever stand memorable, and without a parallel for party prejudice and lawless legislation in the history of any legislative body in the country. Reesoued, That we learn with profound regret of the threatened disturbance be tween the Hon. Charles Sumner, anr his friends, and .ta-...acal friends of the Adnstration of President Grant, and hope for a peaceful and amicable polu tion of the threatened difficulties. Re orwed, That the many outrages com mittcd on Republicans, white and color ed, in the Southern States by the Rebel Democratic Ku-Klux, demand the imme diate atte-ntion of Congress, and whereas there is no protection from such outrages in the State Courts, we, in behalf of our Retablican brothers in the South, here by petition Congress to give the Federal Courts exclusive jurisdiction over all criminal cases in the Southern States growing out of political differences, in order that strict justice may be meted out to all offenders. 1keotl ed, That this convention instruct the Committee on Resolutions to write and publish an address to the friends of the Republican party before the Conven tion adjourns. Rresd., That we oppose all class dis tinctions in Church, Strte or school, and believe that separate Church and schot 1 organizations are inimicable to the best interests of our people. Resohnd, That we depreciate the con duct of the Trustees of the public schools in some of the localities in this State, in refusing to preparing suitable houses for colored schools, and the employment of colored teachers when competent, and colored teachers can be obtained. The resolutions, with the exeption of the one naxt to the last, were adopted without much debate or oppoition. The one mentioned, however, emeited con siderable disacuseion, which was limited to ten minute speeches. Nearly every one present participated, ad ventilated it thoroughly. Pending the disekasion a motion was made to adjourn. Before adjourning the Seretary read a letter from R A. arwson, Represent tire in the ArknemM Legislature, expre sing sympathy with the eonvention, and in forming the eonvention of a similar movement in that State, and also in Ala bama ad Missouri, and hoping soon to hear of a National onvmestion for theame The convention them ajomr to meet at nine o'clock this maoning. The second day's pparseings cntain an addres of the Committee whieh is too lengthy for our present ise. FREE BCHOOIA We are in hopes of seeing bee ,els -ganisd throughout our parish with a shaort time, mnler the new law. Our energetic Division 8s ifnt st will probably visit our parish so.., and attend to the impostent emtteLr; sad also se that the new Parish ashool Bead is composed of live and emergstl men who wili take an interest in the having arow ahildren properly edmated, maapy and literally. Give as mn who willnot stand aroud thle corr with their andosi their pockets, saying that they muanst work without pay; a, Ni. ae of the Ward B_ ards . der tt law a 1eU , where -s osf the m whoa esi neithr rsed waits in1sd upon the sense ari them onight hmendesd4.e. moe likely to msult is the ss1 caser of a young man than o self-reliance It is a hto ai eg ho more a youth will accompa i who. upon himaelf, than one who dep, upon othe for itne.nia a i ascertahid the direction in, ad a means by which his object is to ber. ed, let him put his whole energe b work, and with undflagging indusry forwareL The young man who, inata of rising at fve, aleeps till seven oreijt and who spends his evenings on t6 corners, or in the eompanonsw those who are wanting in laudable bition, rarely ever wins a position d honor or achieves a reputation aor that enjoyed bythe common masses THE WAR INDEMNITY. A Belgian paper has the following e~ rious calculation in reference to the fh hundred millions of money said to de manded by Count Bismarek, as an i demnity for the losses suffered by t6 Germans during the war: "Ten milliards in 5: pieces would we 50,000,000 kilogrammes. To traast them all at once by rail would reqpr train of 10,000 wagons, assuing i4 wagon to be capabie of carrying kilogrammes. If you were to make ag out of the ten milliards in U. pieeua such a manner that each coin aheme touch its neighbor, it would go one three-qurter times around the earth. I f. pieces, such a girdle would go are than four times around the earth. If tb ten milliards in St pieces were hasp.dq on each other in a column, they werd reach the height of 5400 kilometres.a 10e0 legues (8340 Engl'.J miles). Sep Mesng this column of coins to have it base at Paris and to fall in the directic of Berlin, the part of the column whish would strike the latter city would be hardly one-fifth of the entire length frm the base of the column. If a ready cashier who can on an average count 40,000 . pieces per hour, were alone to attend to the counting of the ten milliards, and if he were to begin at the age of thirty, and to be engaged at it eight hours of the day, and 300 days in the year, be would be 135 years old before he had complet ed the task. He would then assuredly be convinced of the truth of the proverb, "'Money does not bring happiness' " Ocn Mmorms.-Round the idea of ones mother, the mind of a man clings wi fond affection. It is the first deep thoit stamped upon our infant hearts whe vet soft and capable ofreceiving the most profound impression, and the after feel ings of the world are more or leaslight in comparison. Even in our old age we lwok back to that feeling as the sweets we have through life. Our passions and our wilfulness may lead us far from the object of our tilial love ; we learn even to pain her heart, to oppose her wishs, to violate her commands ; we may be come wild, head-strong and angry at her counnels or opposition ; but when death has stilled her monitory voice,and nothing but still memory remains to -ecapitlate her virtues and good deeds, aectios, like a lower beate to the groundby past stormn, ramises up her head and miles among her tears Bound tbt idea, as we have said, the mind chlp with fond affection ; and even when tbhe earlyperiod of our lose, forces memory tobe silent, fancy takes the place of re mesmbrane, and twines the image of dor dead parent with grace and besotie~ and virtues which we doubt net ,he poseeed. (Eed. L.eiuiomnin They ay a feeling of aannestiato United US - is rowing in JaalaaiC-thel iemasof thad t "'gem t the Antlles" mlgbt erse tba link her baet to on --eome and ·d aor------_-- 1BJaa _ -A New Yorket a wasso rash as to lick the cheek of a ladly of improved eo plezion, and in a few minutes was 0 maore. Young gentlemean will please t notica. COMMERCIAL W sUmoT, April 5---11:30 A. - ha mve bea ro b t' ed by light ' but, nevertea with a fair The sales emabrf about 1i00 bales. Primes are rsa yeterday'squotatio.s. Yesterday' business reached 83 bale ad the market eoed, ls: I s.............. . 7 _ ,v o.i.y ......... ,ood M n .... .... 1 c r .Frcinwa4a th a a.lo'w eU.ieng aid Moms... was - - 55 Ms7 hanh tos s for Uern r- C3O j*n~lu ~~pU~b h~rL'