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VOLUME I. NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, MAY 11 1871. NUMBEK 4 The qorsrxua is published every Thur. 7 eand Sunday at 114, Carondelet Street, New Oreisa. Win. G. BROWN,---Edltor. -- .:. P. B. 8. PINCHBA CK, Manager. ,a- Tax s or Ssascarrio: ta Oa Yasa .........................$5 0O Six Mortas ...................... 2 50 Tsazl Morrs ...................1 25 8xoeL. Corr ..................... 5. PROSPECTUS OF TIRE LOUISIANIAN. Ish the endeavor to establish another Republican journal in New Orleans, the proprietors of the LouirsIxAx, propose to to fill a necessity which has been long, and sometimes painfully-felt to exist. In the transition state of our people, in their strug gling efforts to attain that position in the Body Politic, which we conceive to be their due, it is regarded that much information, guidance, encouragement, counsel and reproof have been lost, in consequence of the lack of a medium, through which these deficiencies might be supplied. We shall tn, e to make the Lonsum1 x a desideratum in these respect& POLICY. As our motto indicates, the Lomsuxs~L shall be " Republrm, at a!l times ond under allcircumsm'rnees" We shall advocate the security and enjovment of broadcivil liberty, the absolute equality of all men before the law, and an impartial distribution of honor and patronage to all who merit them. lDesirous of allaying animosities, of obliterating the memory of the bitter past, of promoting harmony and union among all classes and between all interests, we shall advoc;. ate the removal of all political dilubilities , foster kindness and forbearance, wl..ro malignity and re.entment reigned, ual seek for fairness and justice where rong and oppression prevailed. Thus nsated in our aims and obljects, weshall con serve our best iutrests, elevate our noble t..t4,, to an enviable position among her sister States, by the deve'lpment of her il hMaitabl, resources and secure the full bene fits of the miighty changes in the history and condition of the people and the country. 1 Believing that there can be no true I lhbrty without the supremacy of law, we shall urge a strict and undiscriminating adnunistration of justice. TAXATION. We shall support the doctrine of an ( equitable division of taxation among all t c uaes a faithful collection of the revenues, B economy in the expenditures, conformably with the exigencies of the State or co untry sad the discharge of every legitimate obhgation. EDUCATION. We shall sus:taiu the carrying out of the t Provisions of the act establishing our common school system, and urge as a Pramount duty the education of our youth, u vitally connected with their own enlight uent. and the security and stability of a ltpublican Government. FINAL. Br a generous, manly, independent, and judicious conduct, we shall strive to rescue our paper, from an ephemeral, and tempo rasr existene o, and establish it upon a basis, hat if we cannot , counaand," we shall at )O,'ASELLERS, ST 7'. TIONERS d. t BARRETT, SEYMOUR & Co., PRXETRS AND LITHOGRAPHERS, I 60 Camp Street, a NEW ORLEANS. MOPOUTAMii 'NEWS DEPOT, ATIoThNEXY, B0018, ETC.,b .* 94, ehe'9e Alley, letwee Birtmille ad ran er Sl.r, Neto Orleauns tlt a Northea afd Wecter dailies. alnlkorh drd aitd sixty diierent l ..Its rsc4jved inld sold. t -lttion% received to all periodical pubio- I rb r u-ill be .ecouantbl for the sub. P or st IU, a they do not send back the I ALBERT ETRICH, ti OOkier and Stationer, 1lI CANAL STREET, New Orl~us, I. ti a-I STARVINO. She sat beside the window And gazed into the night Her spirit just as deary Just as devoid of light. The earth, in darkness shrouded, Seemed blended with the sky; And silence reigned about her No friend, nor foe was nigh. o But she, the pale, sad watcher, Hid there from mortal view, Reached out among the shadows, As dying people do; And on the soft, Spring breezes Went up a mournful cry: "Here, in the darkness, Father, I droop, I faint, I die! "While reigns Thy blest abundance About, below, above, My soul is starving, dying For sympathy and love!" God help thee, joyless creature, And bring to thee, some day The light of an affection That fadeth not away! Ah, me! how very many Walk through this life in night, And find, oh! never, never, The love that bringeth light! How many pale lips utter A like despairing moan: My soul is starving, dying Here in the gloom alone!" "OUR STORY TELLER." THE TRUE AND FALSE HEART. BY oRAcE TERRY. "What's that you say, Hayden? The Bolton Bank broke? It can't be possible!" And Frederick Wells, who had been re clining in one chair, with his feet resting on the back of another, the very picture I of indolent enjoyment, sprang to his feet, tipping over his chair, and sending the cigar he was smoking into the further end of the room. "Yes it is; it is here in the paper as you can see for yourself But what is it 4 to you? Did you have anything invested t there?" I "No; but Miss Neal had-w hich amounts to about the same thing," An air of intemne chagrin overspread t his handsome, though rather effeminate k features, as he read the paragraph to t which his companion pointed. "Confound it!" he muttered, "it's always J my luck to have my dish tipped over just when it's full! Though I must say, if it's t got to come, that I'm glad it happened f the month before, rather than the month a after our marriage," t Charles Hayden, a young man whose t features, though less regularly formed, 0 were expressive of far more manliness and goodness of heart, gazed at the n speaker with an air of undisguised as- I tonishment. "Why so, Wells? you surely didn't seek b the hand of Miss Neal simply for her v money?" b "Well, no: I can't say that She is a most lovely and charming woman; and if it really cuts me to the heart to give her a up. But then I'm too poor to afford such a luxury. And Miss Neal can no more' afford to marry a poor man than Ia poor u girL So we're about even." "And have you no thought for the pain i that your desertion will inflict upon the heart you have won?" said Hayden, in a i tone of suppressed indignation. "Softly, my dear fellow," said Wells, who had resumed his former comfortable o position, and was solacing himself with a o fresh cigar; "I hardly think that it will £c be any esuch desperate affair to Miss NIeal, as you suppose. Indeed, I've thought tI several times of late, that had it not been I for her foolishly high idea of the binding nature of such a promise, she would have U broken the engagement herself." "And knowing this, you would have 2 held her to its fulfillment" "Not being sufficiently disinterested to a refuse the gift of fifty thousand dollars, U I rather think I should." "You are not worthy of a pure, true- h hearted oman, like Ellen Neall" was tahe h indignant response. T "Then so much the better for her, that I I should leave her to be appropriated by be some one that is--ou, for instancel It striknes me that you used to be somewhat w interested in that quarter; now is the o0 time, old fellow, for you to go in and win." t Charles Haylen scarcely felt or heard jo the covert sneer in these words, so much fo was be engrossed by the new-born hope tb that had sprung up in his heart, and hi made its pulses beat so quickly and strongly. "So you are to be married next month, my dear?" said Mr. Thornly to his ward, Ellen Neal. "Yes, I believe so," was the rather in different reply. Mr. Thornly studied his ward's face for a moment with his keen eyes. "I don't believe you care two straws for Frederick Wells." "Oh! not as bad as that, guardy," said Ellen, with a faint smile; "though I have sometimes feared that I don't give him the affection that he deserves. He seems to be very strongly attached to me." "Humphi my opinion of Frederick Wells is, that he is too much in love with his own handsome face to be very much attached to any woman." "You are too severe. Any way, I have promised, and cannot. break my word." "Oh, no, certainly not; far better break your heart." "I don't believe I've got any," was the laughing rejoinder. "If I have, I've never been able to discover it. Never fear for me, guardy; I daresay I shall be as happy with Frederick as with any i one." Yet. in spite of these lightly spoken ! words, there rose up before her mental I vision one with whom she knew she could be far happier. But, even if she had been t I. free to choose, how did she know that he would choose her? True, she had some times foncied--but what right had she to indulge in such fancies? ºe When Mr. Thornly reached his office, " e found Frederick Wells waiting to see t him; who accosted him with an air of in g constraint, not to say embarrassment, not 't .e at all remarkable, when we consider the c t, awkward errand on which he came. e "I heard of Miss Neal's misfortune last r evening, sir; and I assure you with deep t regret." "Miss Neal's misfortune? what the it duece d'ye mean?" said the old gentleman, a a gruffly, with whom the young man was, tl by no means, a favorite. - b "Why the failure of the Bolton Bank, o to be sure," Mr. Wells responded quickly o 3 the suspicion entering his mind that the - e shrewd old lawyer was trying to "dodge it o the question." "Oh, ah, yes, I think I do understand it a you. Well, what of it?" al t "Only this, sir, that, deeply as I regret p a the necessity, the high regard I cherish i for your ward, and the knowlekge that I S shall be unable, at least for some years, t to offer her such a home as she is accus e tomed to and merits, demand the sunder ing of our engagement." "That is to say, in plain English, that « my ward having lost her fortune, Mr. w - Wells no longer desires to marry her." i In spite of all his efforts, Mr. Wells felt cm his cheeks tingle beneath the quiet scorn ei r in the eyes that rested upon his coun- T tenance. "You put it rather harshly," he said, forcing a smile; "but we won't quarrel :i about terms." fo "Very good. All I have to say is, that w what you are pleased to term Miss Neal's di misfortune, promises to be the best thing ni that could happen to her. Good morn- tr ing." if When Mr. Thornly saw his ward again is in the evening, his countenance wore a cc curious expression. M "I have important news for you, Ellen; SI one portion of it rather bad, but the th other so good as to more than make up gl I for it. Indeed, as I told a certain young N man this morning, I consider it the best TI thing that could possibly happen to you. cc First, for the bad: the bank in which your wi money was invested has gone up, and jo wont probable pay two cents on a dollar. d Now for the good: in consequence of this, as Mr. Frederick Wells called to express his al regrets, that he must relinquish the hon- a or and happiness of. making you his wife." in "Is itpossirle"exclaimed Elen. '"How th have I been deceived in him. I thought se he loved me for myself alone. Oh, Mr. r Thornly, how thankful I ought to be that TI I have discovered how false his heart is before it was too late." foi "Mr. Hayden is in the parlor, and ta wants to mse Miss Ellen," msaid a srvant, we opening the door. of Ellen entered the parlor in rather per turbedstate of mind; much as she re- do joiced at her escape, she could not but wI feel deeply gristved at this discovery of no the unworthiness of him whom she had Iof hitherto estemed o hiably astooABm of id reproach herself that she could not love him as he deserved. Mr. Hayden's mind was also much dis h, turbed, though from a very different d cause. It was in vain that the young gentle s- man tried to recall the neat little speech, that he had conned over on his way to )r the house, as is usual in such cases, it completely vanished from his mind as 's soon as he found himself in the presence of the lady, for whose benefit it was in d tended. re At last, making a desperate efort, he n broke the rather embarrassing silence, by is saying: "My dear Miss Neal, I have heard of k your loss of fortune, and cannot express h what a great burthen it lifted from my , h heart. I was so truly rejoiced as to quite forget--" e Here, startled by the indignant aston ishment depicted upon Ellen's counten k ance, the poor fellow stammered, and then stopped. e "Sir-Mr. Hayden," faltered Ellen, e deeply wounded at the language so differ r ent from what she had anticipated, "I am e at a loss to understand why you should 9 rejoice over my misfortune." "Dear one, I know it is very selfish in 1 me, and yet I was never so happy in my c I life as when I learned that I might, with I out being accused of unworthy motives, a I tell you what a precious privilege I should I e deem it to cherish and care for you, as man cherishes and cares for the dearest object of his love." The sudden revolution of feeling caused a by these words, ,sent warm, happy tears a to Ellen's eyea "I thank Heaven for the reverse of for tune that has given me the rich treasure c of your love," she murmured, as she laid c her hand softly in his. Half an hour later, they were receiving c the congratulations, the warm approval of Ellen's guardian. a The old gentlemen listened silently, o and with evident enjoyment to the plans 0 they laid for the future. "I'm sorry to spoil your pretty romance g of 'Love in a Cottage,' and all that sort I of thing," he said, "but the fact is, Ellen li -though, as I told you, your fortune tos It invested in the Bolton bank-I happened P to withdraw the money the week before fr it failed. But don't be down-hearted oi about it, my young friends; you'll find o1 plenty of people who will gladly relieve you of its burthen. If you can't dispose I of it in any other way, you might donate t to found a 'mission school' for the 'Fee- tg gee Mermaids,' or some other equally ce as practicable missionary enterprise." fe We can't say as to whether our young couple followed this suggestion, but this , we know, that throughout her long and of happy married life, Ellen often had oc- to casion to bless the fortunate blunder that P' enabled her to discern between "TH1Er Taus HAnT, AND THE FaIS." p Tam SUPrsI m COURT has, it is now posi- P1 :ively announced, decided-five against P< four judges-that the Legal Tender Act was constitutional; that is, reversing the at decision of the court last year, which de- am nied the applicability of the act to con- as tracts made before its passage. Of course if constitutional with regard to these, itq is afortiori constitutional with regard to contracts made since its passsage. Judges Miller, Swayne, IDavis, Bradley, and ht Strong are msaid to form the majority the Chief Justice, whose health we are w glad to say is nearly restored-and Judges 1 Nelson, Cliford, and Field dissenting. be There will be two opinions published, of i course, but not till December. The act will now be sustained by the same ma jority-that is, one-which in the former decision overruled it, and it is certainly Fi as ridiculous to allow one man to mulct th all the creditors in the oountry in Febru , 1802, of from twenty-five to fifty per a L of their dues, and shake confdence o in all contracts, and reverse a decision of mi the Supreme Court, as to allow one man th set aside the construction placed by Con gress on a clause of the Constitution.~ The present action is to be deplored: th 1. Because this sudden reversal of a Ar former judgment, which had been ma- th turely considered afterlfll argument, will weaken popular respect for all decisions a of the Court, includan; this last one. r . Becanase the value of a judgment clh does not depend on thennmber ofat judges who coscur in i-judges being weighd, not eounte, and becausem the arearing s of a esuse in consequenee of the number hs of judges having been inereassi is pscu- ma ve liirly, and for obvious reasons, objection able, where the number is dependentyon is- the will of the very body whose acts the aut C3ort has to review, and which in this very case it is reviewing. Le- 3. Because the judges who have been bh, added to the bench since the former de to cision are men who were at the bar when it that decision was rendered, and were in as terested professionally and personally in a having a different dicision. We do not mean to insinuate that this has affected " their judgment, but we do say that it is not enough for a judge to be pure; he is must be likewise above suspicion; that is, y be must not only be honest, but must give no man any reason for thinking him otherwise than h onest.-The Nation. ' CUlIOUS, QUAIT. AND KAlB . te THE USEFUL AND THE BEAU TIFUL The tomb of Moses is unknown; but the traveller slakes his thirst at the well n Jacob. The gorgeous palace of the wisest and wealthiest of monarchs, with'cedar, 3, and the gold, and ivory, and even the - great Temple of Jerusalem, hallowed by I the visible glory of the Deity himself, are n gone; but Solomon's reservoirs are as d perfect as ever. Of the ancient architect ure of the Holy City, not one stone is left t n upon another, but the Pool of 'Bethasida commands the pilgrim's reverence, at the - y present day. The columns of Persepolis are mouldering into dust; but its cistern , and aqueducts remain to challenge our d admiration. The golden house of Nero a is a mass of ruins, but the Aqua Claudia 2 4 still pours into Rome its limpid stream. The Temple of Sun, at Tadmore, in the a wilderness, has fallen, but its fountain I sparkles in its rays, as when thousands s of worshippers thronged its lofty colon nades. It may be that London will ' share the fate of Babylon, and nothing be left, to mark it, save mounds of e crumbling brickwork. The Thames will I continue to flow as it does now. And if any work of art should rise over the deep ocean, time, we may well believe, that t it will be neither a palace nor a temple, but 1 some vast aqueduct or reservoir; and if any name should flash through the mitt a of antiquity, it would probably be that of the man, who in hisday, sought the - happiness of his fellow men, rather than glory, and linked his memory to some B great work of national utility or benevo t lence. This is the true glory which out lives all others, and shines with undying lustre from generation to generation, im parting to works some of its own immor tality, and in some degree rescuing them bi from the ruin which overtakes the t ordinary monument of historical tradition or mere magnificence. IS FRIDAY AN UNLUCKY DAY ? There are many people who believe that Friday is an unlucky day. It has - certainly proved so to the French, as a few facts will demonstrate. It was at 1:50 p. m., on Friday, July 15, 1870,that the Corps Leg of France declared war against Prusis, with the approval 28 of the people, and with the approval of the people, and with M. Thiers alone protesting against the madness of the popular laclamations. On the next Friday the Emperor of the French pre pared to leave for the front, after a re ,ption of the Chambers, at which tie President, in an address, threw the rea ponsibility of the war on Prussis On the next Friday, the 29th, Napoleon, having arrived at Metz on the previous afternoon took command of the army, amid the enthusiastic cheering, vivas, and other loyal demonstrations of his troops, established his imperial head- NE quarteris and issued his proclamation to the army, closing with the words: "The eyes of the auniverse are upon you. Uponour success depends the fate of hberty and civilization." In the next week the solitary victory of Saarbruck was followed by the disasters of Weis senburg and Woerth. On Friday, the 19a, thei bombardment of etrasuourg began. On the next Friday, the Prince imperial was hurried away to a place of tF, and on Friday, September 2d, Sedan surrendered, Napoleon's imperial power was broken, and the empire was disolved. On Friday, the 18th, the French Provisional government raised Mt the blockade of .the German porte On Friday, September 23d, Tonlcapitulatd, and on Friday, the 28th of October,the !people of Pars were stunned by the frst odicaal anmoneement of their greatest~ misfortune-the surrender of Mets, al though it had taken laeon Wedne day, and was pvao ~ known in En l and d Ameri. Friays, also oook place the battles of Longueville, the sortie of Imine from Mets, and the rt battle before Paris, in each of which the French were desated. As it all thesa were not enogh to makse the French believe that yFrida is indeed a rfatal day er them, the terms for the r- D. resnaderof their ptal itself were eec aluded on Frid,, January 27th. None can refrain fm hoping, adds, the Pitt aburgh Commercial, that the fall of Paris may be the last bleak Eriday France shmall kow or yers sad thatL with the lming dpme all the rmvagesofwsr ase ,may hepesdlly reisL . 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