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"REPUBLICAN AT ALL TIMES, AND UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES."
VOLUME I. NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA, SUNDAY, MAY 14 1871. NUMBER ' The Loutsaxrs is published every Thura ,y and Sunday at 114, Carondelet Street, New Orlsan' -rba W'm. G. BROWN,---Editor. P. B. 8. PINCHBA CK, Mauage'r. epr Tsaus or bSaecazrPrsosx: Op a Y MIa . ..................... .$5 i zix MNrrs ................. . 2 50 Talsa MoNrsH ...................1 2., SInOLZ COP. ................... 5. PROSPECTUS OF THE LOUISIANIAN. In the endeavor to establish another lepublican journal in New Orleans, the proprietors of the LouxISIAIA, propose to to till a necessity which has been long, and .m,.times 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 stnve to make the LoclIItauAN a desideratum ;n these respects. POLICY. As our motto indicates, the LOTISIAwuAN shall be '" Iepuiicant at adl times 'nd under ad rlrcucm.t ae.L' We shall advocate the scunty and enjoymnut of broadcivil liberty, the absolute iquality of all men before the law, ald an impartial distribution of honor and patronage to all who merit them. D,"airoua of allaying animosities, of obliterating the memory of the bitter past, of promoting harmony and union among all class un d and, between adl interests, we shall ,adocate the removal of all political .litalilitics, foter kindness and forbearance, where ma.Ignity and resentment reigned, and seek for fairuess and justice where srong and oppr,"eion prevailed. Thus nnt.'d in our ainml and oblcts, we shall con se.rve our best inter,,ts, elevate our noble 8tate, to an euviable Ipositionm among her siyt."r States, by the dcvlelopmnnt of her il bliitable resources and secure the full bene fit., of the mighty cimalges i. tC:e history and ounition of the. pephle and the, country. Believing that there can be no true hlberty without the supremacy of law, we shall urge a strict and undiscriminating aihainistration of justice. TAXATION. We shall suplport the doctrine of an equitable divisuin of taxation among all calales a faithful collection of the revenues, e 'noomy in the expenditures, conformably with the exigencies of the S, rte or co untry and the discharge of every legitimate obhligation. EDUCATION. We shall sustain the carrying out of the provisions of the act establishing our I common school system, and urge as a Paramount duty the education of our youth, as tally connected with their own enlight met. and the security and stability of a Republican Government FINAL. By a generous, manly, independent, and judicious conduct, we shall strive to rescue our paper, from an ephemeral, and tempo rry existence, and establish it upon a basis, hat if we cannot "command," we shall at ill reats . "deserve" success. 1:hfDAj.EL.LEBES, 6TATIONERS e. BARRETT, SEYMOUR & Co., PRINTERS AND LITHOGRAPHERS, 60 Camp Street, NEW ORLEANS. oPO LITAOEtr NEWI DEPOT,1 ITATIO~NER, BOOKS, ETC.. 4 9'. ZchE y Ally, 6I'Ern Bsenfille ad Conui Stare, 'New Orlean. lle tre So rn tar d Western dailies. O than one hund ad sixty dieret St',us rsceidj an sold. phon 'received t all periodical public stib rwill be aecountable for the sab. Peor a sloug a the do not mnd bs the P' pr, sr yotifyOtherwi, ALBERT ETRICH, - eooailler and Ltatdoner 1i CLNAL STREET, ,New Orhean,,Ii tHE MULE THAT STOOD ON A STEAM BOAT DECK. The mule stood on a steamboat deck, The land he would not tread; They pulled the halter round his neck, And cr.cked him o'er the head. Yet firm and steadfast thee he stood, As though formed for to rule; A critter of heroic blood Was that there cussed mu'e They cussed and swore-he would not go Until he felt inclined; And though they showered blow on blow, He wouldn't change his mind. The deck hands to the haore then cried, "This here mule's b und to stay," And still upon the critter'. hide With lash they fired away. His master from the shore replied "The boat's about to sal, And every other means you've tried, Buppose you twist his tailr' "It's likely that will make him land." The deck man, brave, though pale, Approached im with his outstretched hand To twist that there mule's tail. There came a sudden kick behind! That man-oh! where was he? Ask of the softly blowing wind, The fishes in the sea! 'For a moment there was not a sound, As that mule winked his eye, As though to ask of thoe arounl, "Now how is that for high?" "Cut that there mule's throat right away," The captain did command, But the noblest critter k lied that day Was the fearless, brave deck hand. THE JONAH OF TilE DEMOCRAT IC PARTY. The New York World strenuously in sists, as a matter of party policy, in order to win the next Presidential election, that the reconstruction measures, especialiy negro suffrage, shall be accepted as ac complished facts, forming no part of the issues of the great canvass in 1872. The theory of the World is simply that of a political time server. It lays no claim to conscience, does not deny its sympathy with the South in hostility to negro suf rage, and does not repudiate the antece dents of the Democrati: party; yet the editor is soberly of the opinion that the party must pitch its politic 4 Jonah over board for the next Presidential campaign, or the whole concern, as in 1860, 1861, and 1868, will again go to the bottom in 1872. Professaing to underjtand Northern I sentiment better than Southern Demo cratic politicians, the World is now dealing with its Ku-Kmux brethern at the South -sometimes coaxing and patting them o: the back, and sometimes scolding them I pretty sharply, and at all times exhorting, them to remember that, if the Northern ] Democracy cannot win without the votes of the South, it is equally true that the Southern Democracy cannot win without the votes of the North. Each must sup- 1 port the other, or both will go down to gether. And, as in the contest the North ern Democracy, especially in New York State and City, must bear the brunt of the battle and do the largest part of the work, the World is of the opinion that it should have the privilege of fixing up the platform so as to suit Northern sentiment. I The political Jonah must be ung into the sea, and reconstraction, including ne gro sutffrage, must be accepted by the De mocracy. Unless this is done the "lost cause" is certainly lost, and a Republican triumph made eecure. The Democracy can do nothing at the North with Ku-Kluxiem on its back; and nothingfor its Southern alies, if defeated on its ow~n grounds. Such is about the only political idea of 1 a national character that the World has had for some time peast. The editor is manifestly paring the way for the comi-1 nation of the slippery sad flexible Gov- t ernor Hoffman on a platform that will not a kill him in the very outet This is in the I programme of the Tammany-Ring; and, c If the thing can be made to succeed, and , Governor Hoffman be elected on heart les asham of, hollow pretenses, then this a famous Ring will add the nation to its c sphere of operatous, and run the Gov- a ernment, as it now runs the City and t State of New York. Being oncein power j uand holding the nation's purse, it will retain the power fot a long time to M come. What ye the Ku-lmu Democracy at a the South to this propotiom t opitching a Jonsa into the It Just herem comes t he deri0JU lnt m the whole game, and a hence that wich trra the Worid uIgresa- t eat anxiety. Jeneson Davis, the Presi dent of hre nree Contederacy, s d St h moment the most popular man with the Suathern Democrats, doesn't like the idea at all, as his speech at Selma, in Alabama, fully shows. Alexander H. Stephens, the Vice-President of the rebel Confeder acy, has written a letter to the Mobile Begi er, thoroughly endorsing its refusal "to accept the reconstruction acts as irre visable facts and dead issues." The World's plan for the canvass is not agree able to either these or Southern gentle men. They have no idea of dropping the "nigger," and especially of accepting his political equality. They have dealt in the "nigger" so long that they are not quite ready to do without him. Even General Blair, that political renegade, plays shy of this game. 'He squarely refuses to re nounce the principles of his Broadhead Letter. The nearest that he will c ,me to the World's idea is simply to take a look at the "nigger," and see how the ballot works in his hands, reserving to himself the right of ulterior measures when the Democracy is once in power. This is all that the extremest party exigency can squeeze out of Gen. Bl sir. The Montgomery Mail, one of the or thodox lights of Southern Democracy, says squarely: "We certainly agree with the World that opposition to the Fifteenth amendment, so far as the South is con cerned, would amount to but little, if the Democratic party had made up its mind to accept the negro shffrage. The known I opposition to that heresy on the part of 1 the Northern Democracy was the strong ligament that bound the South to that or ganization; and we feel it to be our duty to warn the leaders of that party every- 1 where against the danger they will incur by cutting that ligament in twain. The Jacksonville Republican, of Alaba ma, says: 'They (the Northern Democra- t crats) know that when the Democracy gets into power the South will demand her rights, both as a section and as States. I and they have alrcady made up their * minds to yield to uy everything reason able we ask in that direction. If they 4 have not done so, we have no more use for them than we have for the Radical ' party." The Atlanta Intelligencer says: "The c Fifteenth AmedLmenut is the plague-spot t on tihe face of the great charter of Amer ican freedom. This is the fruitful soarce of our greatest woe." "This wrong, this usurpation, can never be sanctioned by one who stands upon the principles of the Democratic party." "The country needs not only a change of rulers, but a change of principles upon which government is to be administered. Without this the tri- U umph of Democracy would yeild only ' Dead Sea fruits." There is no misunderstanding the pur. pose of the Southern Democracy. It has no idea of throwing the political Jonah of the Northern Democracy overboard. It means to reconstruct the reconstruction measures, and looks to the Democratic party as the agency for accomplishing this result. The unconquered rebellion which the war has :eft will have to be met at the ballot-box. The great issumes of b the past, so far from being dead, are the living issues of the present. Republicans must buckle on their armor and win again, or what has been gained will be lost with the triumph of Democray.-N. Y. Independento Wznu.PL Pmua. ascended the plat form and was met with the hostile de- a monststions of the partisas of Austin, who had just applauded so rociferously his unfeeling and inhuman appeal to their vile passions and tt.J riler prejudiacs.~a Mr. Phillips was then a young lawyer, naknown to most present, who had gone ti to the meeting with mo intention of taking ti any part in its proceeding. Though his fi rst words were met with boisterous oat- a cries, he expressqd the hope that he a would he permitted to avow his sarprise h at thesentimemti just uttered by such a tl man, and at the applause they had re- i ceived in that hal. He characterised and a condemnl ed that gentleman's language in 4 the strongest terms of reprobation, though A it w done in terme sud tones of thrilling d eloquence. "When I heard," he said, "the a gptlemea lay down prianipls which li pace*d the murderers of Altom side by w side with Otis and Bancock, with Quiny o and A .. gI Um,,t ws pituted lips ;pointing t their potrai is the hall] ta wQould have broken into rvoice to reuke pl me rest Amerimam, the landeer d pi of the dead. Ties words we rciived lI aith minge demoseratioad mcaeuo and applause. "Sir," continued Mr. Phil lips, "for the sentiments he has uttered, on soil consecrated by the prayers of the Puritans and the blood of patriots, the earth should have yawned and swallowed him up." Here the uproar becme great, and he could not be heard. William Star gis, an eminent Boston merchant, ascend ed the platform and placed himself by the side of Mr. Phillips; but he, too, was met by the loud cries of the excited rioters, *'Phillips or nobody" was their fiendish cry. "Make him take it back! He shan't go on until he takes it back!" Obfaining a hearing, Mr. Sturgis said: "I did not come here to take any part in this discus sion, nor do I intend to; but I do intreat you, fellow-citizens, by everything you hold sacred, I conjure you by every asuro ciation connected with this hall, conse crated by our fathers to freedom of dis cussion, that you listen to any man who addresses you in a decorous manner. Resuming, Mr. Phillips firmly and peremptorily declared that he could not take back his words, and reminded the excited throng that the attorney-general needed not their hisses against one so young, whose voice had never before been heard in that hall. He closed his speech with the declaration that "when liberty was in danger Faneuil Hall had the right and it was her duty to strike the key-note for the Union; that the passage of the resolutions, in spite of the opposition, led by the attorney-general, will show more decidedly the deep indignation with which Boston regards this outrage." By this brave and brilliant speech, Mr. Phillips, by one single bound, plaeed him self among the foremost and most popu lar of American orators a position he has maintained by the increasing suffrages of the nation. Then began that advocacy of human rights, which for more than a generation he continued with tireless and persistent zeal. To it he consecrated culture, learning. and that marvelous eloquence on which the multitudes of a generation hung with never waning de light. Fearless and fierce even in his denunciation of the wrongs of the op pressed, he was always merciless in his t castigation of the oppressor and his abet tores. Confident, too, in his own plans and modes of action, he was, perhaps, too apt to be critieal, censorious, and some times intolerent toward those who were equally honest, earnest, and unselfish in their devotion to the same cause to which his and their labors were alike consecrat ed. If some others were more judicious c and practical in action, none equaled him on the platform and few surpassed him with the pen. t GOV. ALCORN AGAIN. I When Gov. Alcorn of Misisippi tele graphed to Washington that he was able h to arrest and punish the murderers in the u massacre at Meridian provided he could discover them, we reminded him of the cae of Yerger, who is to-day at large in d Jackson. (ov. Alcorn wrote us a long b letter in reply, to show that "civil power t has been fully as effective as "military power in the suppression of violence;" and m support of his asertion he gave a h summary of what he represented to be a e ist, furnished him by the State Auditor, at lthe eims allowed and paid for oners' inquests. This smmary was as follows, viz: April to September (inslssite), 13, 1t pmaui a October, 1869, to March, 1870 (inclusiwve), 41 murder.. April to 8eptmber (inaelsive), 1870, 43 maur October, 1870, to March, 1871 (clnelive), 19 murders The arst year of this period, being the term of Gen. Amee'smilitary administra tion, was made to appear in a most un favorable light in comparison with the ti second year, being the term of Gov. Al corn's civil administration. Especially he argued, ist.ae second half of ach year a the best means comparing tbhe wor- p ing retalts of the two administratimn p -ad be pointed to his own statement of 1P murdersin the second half of Gen. Ames's adaministration and only 18 tunr drs in the mseeod half of his own. We -iled attetion as the time to remark ble ineonsistemeiesi hissstement, which weeomp wad with lit fuamihedo usbJ O-e of our earsrmpomdut - We nowmha ,e b eus ass 5e oil 1 runmade by theb t5a Udikt in om* ,iaince with a resoluion c the Wis.iip ia Hon of LbePIresuatatiives. which is a re.e mor complete than the lia frnish id, and speas wse atmmuly thaen oe 0a against Gov. Alcor,'s adminis'ratin. We make the full)wing summary of in quests according to this official lit, which it must be remembered, is the standard tiat Gov. Alcorn has himself adopted: am umwrgsava. April to Jane 180............ 17 July to September, 1869 ......11 ToWtal rt six mmoth.... .18 October to December 1809..... 12 auary to March, 1870.....53 Total secondsix mouths....... 35 -ucm arsmaanson. Api to June, 1990.......15 W te WN......6 Total m s anth........ ... 49 October to December 1870... .16 January to March, 1871.....4 Total second six monuths....... Agregate. ....111 From this statement it will be seen that in the second half of Gov. Aloorn's term the number of murders wa precis, as larges he asserted it to be during his entire year; there were 43 more mur ders in those six months than he repre seated; the increase over the correspond ing six months of military rule was 2'; the increase during the year, over the preceding year, was 48; there was only one more murder recorded during the whole year of the administration of Gen. Ames than during the last six months o. Alcorn's administration. How totally un warranted was the statement of Gov. Al corn, that in the last six months of his administration there were only 19 mur ders, is shown by the fact that the list mentions 21 during March alone. How ever, a glance at these figures will show that there has been a rapid increas of crime during Gov. Alcorn's term, and no more words are necessary on the subject. Let us return, however, to Gov. Al corn's original assertion that he is able to bring the perpetrators of the crimes at Meridian to justice. If his intentions correspond with his powers, why have, we not now some intelligence on that subject? Nearly two months ago there was a pretended investigation of the massacre, and Judge Leachman, who presided as a committing magistrate, bound over G. W. Brantley, Hugh W Wilson, and Robert E. Coleman, Sr.. three of the principal persons implicater in the outrages, to answer before the Grand Jury "a charge of unlawful asem bly, or any other charge the Grand Jur may prefer against them, ina bond o t $200 each. J. F. uandford and Ieasa - Adams were each placed under bonds in the sum of $500 to answer a charge o' assault with intent to kill, and A. O. Horn was held in the sum of $100 to answer a charge of assault. The amount of bail in these cases was so ridiculousl3 small as to satisfy s that tLe investiga tion was nothing more than a farce. Since then we have been waiting to heau that some steps have been t ken to have the offenders punished. There is no pretense that teyare not known. One of those bound over by the committin,. maristrate was the editor of The Meridian Mercury, who openly boasted of the ppar he had taken an the massacre. "Ano I we'll tell you the truth, Governor," he wrote in his journal, "if we die by it. We, Sir, the editor of The Mercury, Alexander G. Horn, used our best en I deavors to swell the numbers of the band, and the Chief Executive may makt the most of-it." Witnesses can be found as well as the riminals, though after tht massacre many of those who s8uffernes led to Jackson, not daring to remain at home. Gov. Aloorn may render efficient rvice to th esuse of jstice by gia I thes witne asumr that they i b protectd whenever they return to testify. If hedo, he will render himselt obnoxious to the Democracry, whomn be has hitherto attempted to conciliate; if he fail to do it, he will prove cresat to his professions of adetminatin to maintain law and order in hia State. Which will he choosem ? [N. Y. Trbune. - NEW STYLE OF ADVERTISE MENT. 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