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Ore 11it Calaonxao snarr;
Naw Oaziss La.
VI . 0UOI, Editr uand hublis
P. B. S. PINCHBACK. Manager.
MISSISSIPPI :-Daniel E. Young, Oreenville.
LOUI8ANA :-John . W:ashington, Black
Hawk, Coucordia Parish; Hon. G. Y. KHlao,
Alexandria. Antoine & Sterrett, Shreveport, A.
C. Ruth, Carroll Parish.
Green, Washington C(ty.
ILLINOIS :-Lewis B. White, Chicago,
KENTUCKY :-Dr. I. A. Green, Louisville.
SUNDAAYAY 14, 1871.
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iTo-day the usual servioes at
Straight University.
The Republican of this city has a long
editorial article in which an effort is made
to show that the people of England are
becoming restive under the prerog
atives of the crown. There never was
a greater mistake made. While the city
of London itself is governed by a close
corporation, which for centuries have had
the right to meet the Queen at "Temple
Bar," if they desire, and forbid her
entrance into the sacred precincts of
the domain ruled by the livery men
of the city; and as long as the son of
a peer is no more than a commoner,
while at the same time the son of any
commoner may become a peer, the peo
ple of England will reverence a social
system which sets so lightly upon them,
that class distinctions are lost sight of in
the mutual respect of the different elae
The Republican lays stress upon a vote
passed in the House of Commons, ad
verse to the claims of the English crown
respecting the use of public grounds. But
it fails to recognize in the fact of this
adverse vote, the insignificance of the
issue involved because, as is usual in the
case of a defeated ministry, the advisers
of the crown did not resign.
The simple fact is that most of our
writers for the press allow their love
of Republican institutions either to sup
press the information they possess, or to
falsify the plainest facts in regard to
monarchial institutions.
Anybody who knows anything about
England, understands that the common
people are mere intensely aristocratic in
their interests than the aristocracy are in
their assumptions.
One might argue a year with a member
of the upper classees of England against
all the privileges of their order, and if
he observed the rules of gentlemanly in
tercourse, he would hear nothing to of
%nd the reddest Republican; but if he
began an argument against aristo
cracy with a member of the lower classes,
he would edon learn that the serene calm
nees which always attends a full pocket
and an asred position, finds noqplqee
msong those who are proader of being
rstainers in the houses of the nobility
thin any Amerian Republican would be
in tihe Predntiml chair.
Every servant in England magnifi
his ofie, and laughs at the dsimplicity of
those who think that his son and his
grandson will not sueceed him in the
office of butler to some Lord Huddle
ston PFuddleston.
Intitutions are not made-they grow,
and the history of their grbwth must be
upderstood before ;Jeir value can be es
timated. While it is true that the arris
toerats of England do more for the poor
of tbhe U.it Kingdom thap any other
nation does, they also do more than any
otherqclass to make the people need their
chariies But the truth is, the poor peo
p are even more satisfed with their de
pEnd.et position thin the ri are of
their patronage. In view of these fs*,
it is not a hasrdous statement to say we
bell s a meonarehy in America bore
we earn see a republic in England.
pise.ntary.tke to *e f4iEna s'
Grand Fancy Dress Bl, at the National
Hall,op Friday euamg, May 3 . The
iobjeet e this engapma t is to aid the
lelis, Fund of the Carris' Assoaiatim,
sad we qge .ondent tat th.re wsilie
the aehitttina of a suhbetatial sympsllI
wih the purpose of the (lair's iatbe
peinee -T :·a-,4e:·;f~~;~!dlds;fi ~ ji
"A ivis  ter, received by a aiem
of Chicago from a gentleman at Vicsa
burg, demeribes a trip made by the latter,
in company with Mr. Jefferson Davis, to
the plantation formerly owned by Josaeph
E. Davis, now deceased. The following
extracts are sent us:
"We left at night on the R. E. Lee, ene
of our finest steamers, and landed at the
Hurricaae plantation about daylight the
next morning. This plantation, and an
other known as Briarfield, were occupied
before the war by Joseph E. Davis, and
his brother, President Davis. They were
sold by Mr. Joseph E. Davis, who
owned them both, to his favorite
freedman, Ben. Montgomery, for three
hundred thousand dollars, payable at the
end of ten years (1st January 1876),
interest at six per cent., payable annually.
Ben., who is very black, but thoroughly
educated before the war, met us and gave
us a breakfast, waiting on the table him
self, but not offering to take a seat. Af
ter breakfast, we had a carriage, and
rode over the magnificent estate, the ex
tent of which you can form some idea of,
when I tell you that Ben. Montgomery
made last year 5600 bales of cotton, and
a largequantity of corn. We dined at
Briarfleld, the former residenee of Mr.
Jefferson Davis, and now occupied as a
residence by the aforesaid Ben., and you
will notbe surprised to learn that the
former slaves of Mr. Davis greeted him
with all the warmth of affection that they
were capable of expressing. Mr. D. met
them cordialy, and encouraged them by
many kinds words. After dinner, at
which our wealthy host again waited on
us in elegant style, we passed on to a
very large and valuable plantation which
has been purchased by Ben. Montgomery
and added to the Davis estate, and which
will add to his crop this year probably
1000 bales more, making 3500 bales in
all, if it is a good crop year."
CotrErrs or THa Lomcsu.-x:
The above is quoted from the New
Orleans Times with a smack of proescrip
tive lips which seems to endorse the un
uQua rElish which a poor white man takes
in being waited on by such a negro.
Does the Times record this fact because
it thinks that every rich negro should
wait on the poor white men who may
happen to be his guests? or does it men
tion the fact of a host waiting on his
guests as a worthy act to be imitated by
every white man who receives visitors?
If Ben Montgomery has been so de
graded by the influences of his former
oppression that he does the work of his
servants in the presence of his inferiors
in position, this fact is one of the
heaviest condemnations of the accursed
system of slavery, which the TYmes would
like to wee revived.
We have seen many vulgar white men
disgrace their positions by obsequious
behavior in the presence of men who
had nce been their masters, but wehave
never thought that hospitalities should
be degraded to the level of public news
items; nor that guests should exhibit the
degradation they experience in being en
tertained by a snob.
As the New Orleans Times goes into
hysterice of jubilation over the financial
confusion attendant upon the attempt
made to carry into effect some of the
bills pased by the State Legislature at
its last semion, it may be as well to msay a
word on a subject which furnishes mate
ril for more than half of the editorials
of that journal
Ofeourseoar journal has no word of
spology to offer for venal legislation, in
competent legltators,or corrupt ofieials ;
but the mere fact that acts of the Legis
latqre some times become subjects of liti
gation does not in itself prove the inten
tion of diashonesty on the part of legisl
torms, nor does it involve the onclusion
that the legislators were incompetent
It is well known that almost every
Western State beeame bankrupt in their
early attempts at legislation. They not
only over stimated their resourees and
undervalued the difeculties of municipal
infancy ; but in almost every eae the
men who used their positions for per
sonal profit over recbhed tbemselves by
the multiplicity of their schemes and the
eagerness of their rpacity. Now let it
be remembered that these western le
gislators were all white men, that they
were descendants of the oldest southern
and eater families, and that they were
notlike nearledy every one of our leagisla
tonr who didtheir work in an atmosphere
of virulent hostility, sad it will be ad
mittezd that the new legislature of our
Statscomposed aartlyof those who were
formerly denied the privileges of legis
lating have got on about as well as could
be expected under tme eircum ne
Yesterday evening's PFsysme we think
eein, erat m.,n utn maes. tbhe "hope
of the smmmnity, f it bemoes, as
its a, in theseport of the .seutiams
that 'the fmerfil mrmiMon wie mt as
n depesor of ecirme The hope is atbat it
wiu do vst deal more than amsly
spsmu msspentd thea e f
erima If tlhs i amy vi `l be
I -u- i - -edhm
that t wi arm and deter men in all
theiktur from the abominable habit of
urdering fallow aetal on any con
ceivable pretext. The Pinyune staltiles
its own idea of the "fearfblness" of the
retribution when it only hopes for a short
lived reformation in the perpetration of
murders. Take a higher stand old Lady.
This Community will long remember
the execution of the Spanish murderers
who killed a sailor about a year ago.
Whatever may be the merits of the argn
ments about capital puishment on either
side, there can be no question a to the
necessity there was of some signal proof
in this communiy tk' thea l w will be vin
dicated, and that human life will be held
There were present yesterday at the
parish prison, alarge number of our most
inluential citizsen to witness the execu
tion, and it was but a short time from
the hour of opening the doors to the pub
lic, till the prisoners were seen walkingon
the gallery, and in conversation with
their friends.
The perfect indifference they manifest
ed as to their fate was at once surprising
and shocking; but when the culprits were
brought upon the drop, surprise and
disgust gave way to a feeling of horror at
the profanity of one of the culprits. Ba
yonne not only came upon the scaffold
with a forced laugh and an insolent leer
at the audience; but he rejected the ser
vices of the priests until his companion's
behavior shamed him into kissing the
croes; and even after doing this, he died
with an imprecation on his lips against
the crowd who were to witness his exe
There never was a more signal in
stance of punishment following profanity;
for while Peter Abriel who bore himself
circumspectly, was killed in his fall from
the drop, Bayonne was but little more
than choked in his fall, and breathed in
the agonies of suffocation for nearly
half an hour.
These men committed their foul and
cold blooded deed of asassination for a
paltry sm of money and justly deserved
to suffer the extreme penalty of the law;
and we trust their execution will create
a wholesome terror among the class to
which they belong, and assist in bringing
back the time when juries will have the
courage to defy even public opinion in
up holding the majesty of the aIw.
The City Railroad Companies have
so repeatedly exhibited a lack of appreci
ation of public needs, and the advance
ment of their own pecuniary interests,
that we almost believe they are beyond
the pale of profiting by wholesome and
timely counsel. But we must recom
mend them to remember, that if they are
endowed with the exclusive privilege of
running cars on the streets, and of aecu
mulating wealth by their trade, there are
also obligations devolving on them which
public wants, and their own gains dictate,
should not be neglected. For instance,
yesterday there were crowds of persons
who were attracted to the Parish Prison
to ~witnes (or benearthe place of) the
execations of two criminals.
That over, Rampart stret was rushed
for with the hope of hurrying up towaon
the street ear. But behold, there was
not an extra car, nor anything to indi
at that the Railroad Company, even
knew that aything extraordinary was
going an in the City ; ad a number of
people, amply rsaSient to ill ten or if
teen ears, wre compelled toslowly wend
their way on foot. And this thing we
have obrvedAoverand over again. Can
not the eompanies remedy this evil OCa
they not be tempted totry the enter
prime on the asurance that a well filed
purse will be the remdlt Wake up,
wake up, and amertain periods and
places of attreation in the risinity of
your lines, and provide extra mom
modation for the publia
ar oua nImaOa .
The( Onai streemt emd of Daebign ytet
was all aglow with beaty and fashion on
Wednesdady night last As it had been
noised abroad for a day or two before
that one of or prominent poelitiia had
reabed the thirty-fourth ounmd in his
ght rwith time, that h bad won it and
cme up for tbhe nt maed, uling;
- of his bashes thught thy mold
.asponge'Se him, sad so droppid m ap.
eh his bsdsr er his ese, he
•.-.than h adsatiu to tse a
Friday, tboagh provbialynuleky
day, was not to in the list week; at least
we are sure that the pupils of Mr. A. F*
Williams' school didn't think so while at
the City Park, at that glorious pie-nic
they had out there on that day. Our
perambulations and an invitation took us
that way, and as we neared the scene of
amusement, our ears were pleasantly
greeted by the sounds of sweet and lively
music from the well traine4 " Kelly's
Band." We soon mingled with the con
genial crowd, and drifted, somewhat nat
urally, towards the centre of attraction,
the table, well filled with enjoyable edi
bles and delicious beverages. On enquir
ing, we ascertained that nearly two hun
dred scholars, and all the teachers were
present. We observed, also, Superin
tendent Carter, and School Directors,
Hon. P. B S. Pinchback, and Thomas
Lynne Esq., lending their aid in promoting
and dignifying the amusements.
A little further off was another fine
pie-nic by the St. Andrew School, Miss
E. Lobre, PrincipaL Here also all was
life and amusement. Teachers, children
and friends, all making merry.
Remembering another invitation, we
turned ocross the way and found Mr.
Washington Chapel's pic-nic in full blast.
"Music, and dancing and chatting &c.,"
were all the go, and there we indulged in
some of our characteristic humors.
Among the prominent characters around
the scnes we observel Honorables F. C.
Antoine, Win. B. Barrett, A. Dumont,
Capt. George, Police Commissioner
Raynal, Administrator Jan. Lewis, J.
Sella Martin, Jno. Parsons Esqrs., and
many others. The flight of time ad
monished us of other duties and we re
luctantly quitted the spot, filled with the
most favorable impressions of the amuse
ments of the occasion.
w' This evening Mr. J. Sella Martin
will lecture at the Baptist Church on
Common street. This gentleman's abili
ty is so universally known and acknow
ledged, that we are assured, no more is
necessary for us to do on this occasion
than to announce the fact, and invite the
attendance of all who desire to enjoy "a
feast of reason and a low of souL"
From the Nation:
The sins of male youth are principally
those of nature, arising, in nine cases out
of ten, from a superfluity of unregulated
life, while it is worth noticing that the
feminine vices, against which Dr. Lewis
and his forerunners and followers wage
war, are every one of them of artificial
origin. Not to go into the vexed ques
tion of the relative morality of the sexes,
it is evident, if one takes the word of
tutors and governors, that while Tom and
John have most to fear from their own
passions and weakness, their sisters find
their worst enemy in a false social system.
A boy is irrepressible; he grows in spite
of you; the ,mere fact of his superior
physical strength saves him from half the
dangers that beset a girl's path. He may
use bad language and bad liquor, but he
will never fall a victim to tight lacing and
Jecollete dress, and his follies are, on the
whole, more of his own seeking, and not
a-, much the result of the misapplied
force of other people's opinionsa There
is a stroag and general impression that
the mistakes in the edueation of women
are capable of speedy cure, if only the
right eoarse of treatment can be hit upon,.
and it is this which enasures ager reeea
tion to the theories and systems tatathave
crowded upon each other's heels for the
last half-century. Ws all know in our
hearts that human nature must uanderg,
a radicl change before the temperance
reform ril amont to more tha a sa
p rfiialagitaticn; we know that no act of
Parliament or Congress can do away
with the animalism of humanity; we con
fes with weary impatience that certain
sias we shall rid ourselves of only by the
slow process of growth; but with follies
which belong only to a class and a time
is anotbher mater. Women have to an
swer far al that Romean pats upon them
-upon ttheir ation may bhang the good
of society at large-but they ean justly
recriminas, and declte with privileged
direness of retort, that society has done
qite as much harm to them as they have
don- to society. Aad hmr it is that the
ig~s are hopeful, for the els of litert
tar of which Dr. Lewis' Book is a rerl
eattive ehiits the inaention of ociety
to tatske up the matter in arnest, and to
tramin its yung girld with that intelligent
atteatio to estaiahad law whis has
proved to be anetial to the prodction
of eatiehotory race-horss and thorough
Now, itw bhase em aded th thi
Sthing a bn d thautyPng woma a,
phyae sly aud m lay, ausspis oft
imuseisit iqPrewomme iait not wsth
whil to gl ehw ea rL e asses uht, e
his heart is i his work;but the book
which he oers to the public as the re
dl oft L experience is eommoa la
in style, failty in arrangement, and con
tains more than a suspicion of quackery.
While there is plenty of sound truth in it,
there are also misstatements and exage
rations not to be excused even by the
proverbial disagreement of doctors ; and
the physiological facts introduced would
attain added power from a setting of eor
ret and eloquent English, which they
unfortunately lack. As a moral stimu
lant, it is not likely to be of much value;
as a hand-book of general physiological
information, or a manual of education, we
have already better ones, the principal
thing to be said in its favor is that it may
strengthen hands for which Huxley and
Herbert Spencer are as yet too heavy.
The evils struck at are a , tamiliar to most
of us that they mnst be presented in a
new light before we shall appreciate their
magnitude and limitation; and while the
thinking that is to be done must be
hard and l-gical, it must be popularized
and simplified to the level of the minds
on which it is to act before it can b,
came visibly remedial.
On the highest plane of thought, we
have in this generation produced much
that bears directly and practically upon
the education question, but the books in
which this is embodied do not come with
in the range of the people who need them
most. The sallow elegant, on Fifth
Avenue and the dyspeptic New England
girl are not likely to be greatly benefited
by the reports of German gymnasia or
the closely written argument of an Ox
ford professor, and "Our Girls" and
analogous works seem only to show the
width of the gap which is waiting to be
spanned. "The method of nature is the
archetype of all methods," Says Mr.
Marcel, and on that point at least we
h.tve reached the unanimity of the wise ;
who now will make clear to us the work
ing of that nature upon which all our
proress depends
If the best of our American scientific
men, who know the needs and the power
of our American girls, could be brought
to feel that this is too important a subject
to be left to second-rate theorists or even
to honest, unpractised enthusiasts, we
might then hope for the production of a
literature which should give vital assist
ance and wake up.the whose nation to a
sense of the value of a woman's life.
There are few women in any station of
iife who are not c:nscious of their own
warped uatures and failure of develop
ment, and who are not willing to try a
new path; but the leading and the teach
ing must come from the heights. "Our
Girls" must look beyond behavior, books
and moral tales and empirical treatises
for the help theyneed;learned professors
must study the aching spines of their
living daughters instead of the backbones
of extinct fishes, and clergymen, wise in
spiritual things, must condescend to teach
lessons of practical duty to the little wo
men of their flcks, before we shall get I
the change that we look for. Our edu
cational machinery is confessedly at
fault; we get a fair article of raw mate
rial, and return it to the market in the
shaps of Flora McFlimseys-a process
of manufacture which we are gradually
linding to be unremunerative.
By this term we do not propose to
diseaus, the worn, patched, and thread
bare subject of the color of the cospleio,
but that of the more important ubjeut
of the most fashionable color of grments
at present la mode. We notice a tenden
cy to tbhe iatroducetion of nameum
shades of brown, which we re~rt, for it
is decidedly the most trying color, that
could possibly make its adveat here. In
the North where the majority of women
are very fair, all such colors may do very
well where theyare relieved by bright
colored bows, and trimmings. But just
imagine one of our swarthy, Sonthen
branettes in a brorn dres ; tab very
taoaght gives a terrible shock to oir
ideas of the eternal Atnes of things.
One shade of the new colors is maled
a-e asit and is spposd to be exat y
the color of strong codest with erae in it.
this oloris only another tint of the
P~aro-From shades Orey and lh arme
also worn, and we notie qatitiss of
beatifl goods of the shadeon o atled
"moaighto the lmke.u And poeltively
this fanei name demribes this daiate,
transparent shads maet - .
Jewelry is very little worm even in full
dress. Eai es arewa but ihtead
of breast-pian a fancy ha is batituted.
A velvet hean st ese a Seee at
taed i wersn at the reek. Fir fuR
dressab diuers i era. se
ewest stles pI asls ths rae
Fo-mear ad mae edwe ith me
heighes Thap. uamrss arme
~la~mu- 4.hbwesdC.uyms.
~,~iL~Pi L_ -
natural consequence our m -
bringing on large stocks ofr
of whitejpoods Marselles, klws,p
and swism, can be purlamed in tt,
and offered from $1,50 up to $6,00
Sashes in roman colors are still
a:. d will be for some time to e. cne
bouquet, ribbon sashes, are also f
able. We noticed a beautiful s
meat of the latter at 108 (harl M
We were also shown at this estab
ment a large stock of ready made
in new and beautiful designs. Thb 
low prices asked for imported c
will bring them into such faver t
dress.makers will be compelled to ay
soon be satisfied with a moderate co,
pensation for their work, which is ot
any means the case at present.
Some of the Paris drmesses are
elaborate, others much more impk t
beautiful costume, and one which i
quite new, is made with a mall mautels
R la virille, for which some soft matei
such as cashmere or China crepe, hond
be use~l in preference to the harsher
and poplins. The umameiet e Is de
looks well in black, but its also chazmi
in blue and steel-gray.
There is nothing fresher for surm
wear than a mantelet trimmed with m,
row bands of tarlatan, edged with A,
lencienne lace, covered with black ha
The hood is made of white muslia, an
is edged with a plaiting and with lm
It is decorated with a bow and endso
black velvet. This trimming is especual
pretty on materials of a light color, Nao
as turqnois-blue, mauve, and ilve.
With dark shades, such as myrtle-gfp
and scabious, a beautiful grimy is g
ue on the material, and a ball friagel
added in preference.
In bonnets it is difficult to my what i
worn, for all styles are fashionable, a
long as they are small and jaunty-look.
ing. Perhaps the varieties of the gypsy
are the most popular. The trimming s
Lees on the brim, and in front, than o
the crown. A good deal of ribboe
about two inches wide, is used, with blah
lace and flowers. Short ostrich pluns
of "tips," as they are called, are also ver
popular. Two shades of the same color
are used on the same bonnet, with plums
of the colors of the ribbons. Hats look
so much like bonnets that it is difficult to
distinguish them apart; but the hats are
usually smaller. But few crepe bonnets
are seen; straw predominates, though a
good many black lace ones are war
The hair is dressed in a very Pat
nd quiet fashion, with many plaits a
;he back, but not falling very low on th
eck, and a plaited coronet in front
Another, and still newer style of coiffr,
and also a very useful one, is one cloek
resembling that seen in the portraits of
the Duchesse de Bourgogne The hair
is raised from the temples, with rollel
curls coming down along the raisd
bandeaux, and others on tie top of the
head, awoccheo-curs on the forehead, and
chignon marquise at the back with a
tortoise-shell comb with balls. We ma
here remark that the mall, flat cors
called seccache-crur are again vsey
STURDAY, May 13-11:30 A. N
Co -rox-The favorable acounts frm
New York sad Liverpool have stifesl
the market still more, and factors ha,
raised their pmretentioas jec. The
has, rertheless, Leen an active inquiry
but light offerings have restricted opi
tios, and we hear o iales of fully 2
The market osed as follows:
Inlaerior .............. 7 (1
Low Ordisng....
Noi a1........
The eontract for the Public Pria
for the Parish of Natchitoches, sad
of the tate, was awarded to Dudi
Blhnt, publishers of the Red BRi~
by Hems. 0. J. Damn sand 0. W. CAt
I therefore take this methbod toib
the public generally, that my nsl5'
p61m to esaid contract without 3 t
sent or athority. I haew nocoi
whatever with the BR ft imr *
no person is authorized to us e .Y
in coeneetion therewith. I would
ther state that I will ot beeph
fr any debts contracted by the po
tor of the Baed Riar Nae , L b
died, as I have ao intemr i idp
directly or indirectly.
Naoddteebu, I., ay 1 871
poolUSUele sar
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