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"REPUBLICAN AT ALL TIMES, AND UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES."
VOLUME 1. NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA, THURSDAY, MAY 25 1871. NUMBER 4 •r Tie LorzanxuWx n published every Thur d6y and Sunday at 114, Carondelet Stret, New Wmn. G. BROWN,---Editor. p. B. S. PINCHBACK, Manager. y~r TaIMs or Sascamrrrox: On YraU ..5 ........... . (. 0 Six Mowrus . .... 2 50 Tnast Mo rm s .... ... . ....... 1 2.5 SrasoLx COPY ...................... 5. PROSPECTUS OF THE LOUISIANIAN. In the endeavor to establish another epubhlican journal in New Orleans, the proprietors of the LotusrAwIAi, propose to to fi1 a necessity which has been long, and sometimes painfully-felt to exist. In the transition state of our people, in their strug gliag 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 deficiencie might be supplied. We shall trinve to make the LoVruISu AX a desideratum in these respects. POLICY. As our motto indicates, the LorsuAxu shall be Republican tr all times and under ac circuMftances" We shall advocate the ,.curity and enjoyment of broad civil liberty, the absolute equality of all men before the law, and an impartial distribution of honor and patronage to all who merit them. Desirous of allaying animosities, of oblterating the memory of the bitter past, of promoting harmony and union among all claws and between all interests, we shall advocate the removal of ll political disbilities , foster kindness and forbearance, where malignity and resentment reigned, and svek for fairness and justice where roug and oppression prevailed. Thus ,::m',te in our aims and objects, we shall con I ok-. vubest interests, elevate our noble State. to an enviable position among her iLt.er States, hby the development of her il hln.tlb,, rlesorces and secure the full bene It of the mighty changes in the history and conlitiou of the pople and the country. Believing that there can be no true lbe.rty without the supremacy of law, we hall urge a strict and undiscriminating administration of justice. TAXATION. We shall support the doctrine of an einltable division of taxation among all ,a';, a faithful collection of the revenues, ec~,onmy} in the expenditures, conformably with the exigencies of the State or country and th,, discharge of every legitimate uobhgatlon. EDUCATION. We shall sustain the carrying out of the provisions of the act establishing our rommon school system, and urge as a 1'ramount duty the education of our youth, i vitally connected with their own enlight. ent, and the security and stability of a Republican Government. FINAL. By a gene~h,u, manly, independent, and judicious conduct, we shall strive to rescue our paper, from an ephemeral, and tempo rary exitence, and establish it upon a basis, that if we cannot *. command," we shall at all events . deserve" msuccess 00KSELLERS, STATIONERS &c. BARRETT, SEYMOUR & Co., PRIn"TRS AND LITHOGRAPHERS, 60 Camp Street, NEW ORLEANS. UNWMOPOUTAD NEW EPOT, T ATI.ON E, BOOKS, ETC.. V, 9 Erc~ange Aley, btruen Bienvilk and C'mi Stre's, New Or/eon. ,, the iar oe rtn a snd r du Y Ii ' hnr r e, d sixty different t aetiorr 1,, - to all periodical .bl c. -5a Wll be aCo'un1.ble for the sub. Mr. or n , f... as thc do not send back the ALBEIRT EYRICH, @ookillt. andi Stationer 1I) CANAL STREET, New Orleans, I4 HOW WE CAME TOGETHER. B1 WM. C. wn .xxsox. Thorwaldsen's Lion, gray and grim, Rock in his rocky lair, Oh who would rend his lily from him, *p Glowered 6ut with angry glare. I mused awhile the sculptured stone, My pilgrim staffin hand; Then turned to hold my way alone, And lone, from land to land. But God had other hap in store: Even as I turned I met A manly eye ne'er seen before I seem to see it yet! Vanish the changeful years between, Like morning-smitten rack; As, morning-like, that crescent scene Comes dawning swiftly back. Again, above, that mellow noon And soft Swiss heaven doth yearn; Frowns still on us in pilgrim shoon The Lion of Lucerne. Once more each other's hands we take, The pan-words fy betwixt; Though slack the speed that speech may make, When heart with heart is mixed. I see the green Swims lake asleep, And Right in her dream; We croes the lake, we climb the steep, To watch the world agleam. The paths are many up the slope, And many of the mind; We catch the flying clue of hope, And wander where they wind. The paths are fresh, the pastures green, In walk or talk traversed; The Apland meadows' grassy sheen With many a streamlet nursed; And the fair meadows of the soul, Forever fresh with streams From the long hights of youth that roll, The Righi Culm of dreams. We speak of summits hard to gain, And, gained, still hard to keept Of pleasure bought with glorious pain, Of tears 'twas Heaven to weep; And of a blessed Heavenly Friend That struggled with us still, Breaking the blows else like to bend The lonely human will; Or with some sudden vital touch, At pinch of sorest need; Lifted our little strength too much, And energized our deed. Our talk flows on, through strain or rest, As up the steep we go; Each untried track of thought seems best In hope's prelusive glow. We loiter while the sun makes haste, But we shall yet sit down To watch the gleams of sunset chased From mountain crown to crown. Too long, t o late-the splendor went Or e'er we reached the goal; But a splendor had dawned that will never be spent That day on either soul! The Independent MENTAL NUTRIMENT. There is a never-failing law pervading nature, that whatever results are to be produced are dependent upon and pro p ;rtioned to the labor, ene: gy and wisdom expended. Every farmer recognizes this in the preparation of his land. He knows that he can only receive from it in one form what it possesses in another, and he hastens to restore, in the shape of fertilizers, the elements which he has drained from it in his last crop. So if we would obtain muscular power from the horse, or rich milk from the cow, we must feed them bountifully with nutri tious food; and according to the quality and amount of the nutriment we give will be the nresults we receive. All human life is governed by the same unfailing law. Civilization is the resnlt of the nutriment afforded to the whole receptive powers of man. His physical, mental and moral nature re ceives food of infinite variety, and of different degrees; hence the various developments we witnees. It is strange that we are so ready to acknowledge the operation of this law, and to follow its teachings in all that is physical, and yet so slow to admit its equal potency in our mental and moral organization. We see, for example, the man of busy cares shutting himself graduasly away from social lif, giving up his friends, relinquishing his reanding, denying him self recreation, and devoting all the ener gioe of his nature to the one engrossing purpose of making money. Is it any wonder if his mind shrivel, and his heart contract, and his whole manhood become small and thin? As well might we expect to raise a lauxurious plant without tenriehing the soil, or to develop musular power without giving food, s to prodone a full, rich and generous natuire without giving it the varied sstem mee it caevs. There are some who not only themselves endure this mental penury, but inflict it on their families. They are so thor oughly imbued with a miscalled spirit of utilitarianism as to discourage all that does not immediately tend to economy of time or money. Taste and beauty do not adorn their dwellings. Flowers, pictures and music are despised as friv olous and time-consuming. Their fam ilies are deprived of the eloquent lecture, the pleasurable concert, the interesting paper or magazine, the elevating volume, because they cannot appreciate the coin in which their cost is repaid. EYES AND MOUTHS. It is generally conceded belief that to these two featfres we must look for some indication of a man's true character, Noses shapely, or shapeless; brows low as the Greek Demeter's, or high as the dome shaped forehead of Olympian Jove himself; chins peaked, rounded or square; all go to make up certain forms, or contour--nothing more. But to the eyes leaps the subtle unde finable thought of man. Tutor them as you will, brighten their surface with shalt low smiles, or false tenderness, there will be moments when the guard is down, and the true soul of the man looks out through these windows so trebly glazed by art. It may be but a second of time, but it will be like the flash of lightning which makes visible the fearful chasm. After this revelation the man can never deceive you into a belief of the peaceful smiling life he seems to lead. Some writer has truly said, "Other fea tures are made for us, but wS make the mouth for ourselves." Its lines never lie. The eyes are tractable to the will, save at intervals, but no amount of art or duplicity can disguise the expression of the mouth. Day by day, hour by hour, the passions and propensities of men mould the facile lines until they harden into a key to their most secret soul. There are imperious mouths, either curved or straight, but with the signet of pride on every hard line. Sensuous mouths, with full voluptuous lips, which seem to hold the savor of animal enjoy ments. Avaricious months, dawn to gether as tightly as a miser's purse strings. Weak, capricious mouths, with flexible, changing lines, which are never at rest Sensitive mouths with a little quiver in the lips, like heart-beats, and which are never far from tears either shed or unshed. There is the vain con ceited mouth with a smirk upon it, and the pitiful mouth, with its grief bent corners like the Psiche's as she watched the flight of Love. If these two featuras, eyes and mouth, contradict each other, trust the last alone. The eyes are sad liars, and can be school ed to any part. We have seen them tender and dreamy, as if fall of gentle memories of pleasant places, whilst the month was a veritable "sans merci," which seemed clamped by an iron will and cruel heart. A noted English crim inal was marked by these contradictions In confessing his crimes in their most disgusting details, his eyes placidly smiled on, whilst the month, vile and brutal, was in itself a revelation, without the fearful words which issued from it. There are certainly mouths which ex press nothing, but then the character is drawn in neutral tints. Others too pretty to be criticised, so rich are they in color, so graceful in lines and curves. But we have seen a perfect Cunpid's bow expres ill-nature and folly, and another, both large and pale, yet so eloquent of all sweetness ip its expression, tnst we thought of Minna in the fairy tale, and almost looked to see a pear ripple as she opened her lips. There is one fact, however, in con nection with this subject upon which there can be no dissentient voice. How ever tastes may differ as to the shape, beauty, and een expresion of human lips, we would defy a month as perfect as that of the Clytic to utter a tale of scandal, or a malicious insinuation, and retain its charm in the eyese of men. Like some of the illuminations in old MSS, a few graceful irj held in themselves a world of evil nanug. As time passes on, these soft lj of youth with the sig net, day by dq, growing more manifeat, harden intoth one rqling emtessi n of thesoal. dPime works with astyls, and all mensn.u mad his earadters when old age deepened thees beond ja . . HOME CIRCLE. BEAR IT LIKE A MAN. There used to be some meaning inthis advice. I propose, in this year of our Lord, 1871, that it be amended after this fashion: Bear it like a Woman. The papers are full of aecounts ofmen who, having failed in business, or been crossed in love, or having had their shirt bosoms ironed t'e wrong way, or failing to see the same number of plums in the conjugal pudding that their mothers used to put in, have fled from wives and children into the far anknown, where shirts and puddings are not. Now when I look about me, and see the number of patient, toiling women, hoping against hope every day, and bravely struggling on, with only God and their own consciences as witness, or encouragement of their quiet heroism, I feel as though it were about time the above proverb should be expunged from books of advice. Bear it like a manl Did you ever se a man sick? Did you ever listen to his "oh's!" and "ah's!" and "dear me's!" at passing twinges of pain that would never have elicited a wink from a womans, eyes? Did you ever trot up and down stairs, and into my gentlemen's chamber, to bring this footstool and that pillow, and this blanket and that comforter, to be rejected as soon as brought? Did you ever pull down curtains, only to pull them up again; open doors only to close them; bring newspapers only to have them thrown down; cook messes only to have them declined-and all for a little bilious derangement, that no woman would think on mentioning? "Bear it like a man!" Ask any dentist whose teeth he has the most trouble in filling or drawing, those of men or woman? Ask any physician if he ever knew one of his sex who didn't expect to eat and drink all the same. spite of pills and potions: who didn't want every medicine sugar-coated; in short, who wasn't utterly unbearable and and incapable of anything but-a growl, especially if his tobacco were cut oft untill he was on his legs again, when the first use he made of them was to leave the wife who had been worn out with his childish complaints, to take care of her self, while he went off with Jack Some body. "to take a little relaxation." I am of the same mind as the woman who, when hearing the sufferings of our Pilgrim Farther. elaborated, popped up and inquired, "What of our Pilgrim Mthers? They had to bear all this, and the Pilgrim Father besides." "Bear it like a man!" There have been hundreds of cases of wives whose husbands having been sent to the State-prison for a term of years, have faithfully toiled to keep their little families together, and lay up a sum of money for the gracelesshusband to begin life again when his term was out; and that, although the law in such cases divorced the parties. Did you ever hear of a man doing t'iat? Not he. He would have sent his children to anybody that wouldn't bother him too often about them. and married again; or else he would have "drank to drown his trouble, poor man! For what ean a fellow do. when he has a bad wife, but drink, or cut his throat, or drown?" Sta8-there me exceptions to all rules. Ididhearuofa hubndonce who hada wife given to drink. Did he hang round her neck, as you would have done, your husband's, ma'am, in a similarease, and bother her about temperanes, and ask her what had become of her seifespect, and i what would become of her children and and of him, if she kept on drinking? Not at all. He kindly filled her empty ljag whenever the cotents were gone, asig no questions, and went his way, allowing her togohers. As to hismotive, I dare sayhe ha d one, but there's no denying that he bore it-"iil a man!" F'wr Fmse. THEDEMOCRATICOONSTITUTION. Milnwakee sesdtine, May 8. Article I. Nigger are not people. Article, II, Sc4a~a mare not peopl r Article IIL Csrpet-baggers are not people. Article IV. Shanghais may be people, but very misguided ones. Artidcle V. Butchers like Grant may arsve been people, but they hr for-_ feited their right to be psople by their the people. When they are not in power the government has been usurped. Article VII. The people are down trodden when they arenot allowed to ule. Article IX. When anyportionof the people revolt because they are not al lowed to rule, they shallbe regarded as heroes and partiot. Article X It shall be deemed hwful and commendable for the people to shoot niggers, semlawags, carpet-baggers or others who are not people. Areicle XI. Any laws enacted in con --ravention of the great principals here laid down shall be deemed unconstitu tional and void. Article XIL This constitution may be -mended thirteen times, but no XIVth or XVth amendment to it shall ever be made. By the way of commentary on Article IV., it may be remarked that shanghais are potentially regarded as people, from he fact that some fools amoqg them have been known to turn Democrats. For a Democrat to turn shanghai is un. constitutional. FUN AND FANCY. "ALL SORT&S" The boy stood on the burning deck, And smoked his pipe of clay, And bet his money on the bobtail nag. When the moon am gone away. I'm lonely since my mother died, With the murmur of the mill, So I'll peel a bag of 'tatters, O. With the sword of Bunker Hill. It is the hour, when from the bower I kissed my Molly Ann; So run Elija, and hurry up Pomp Or any other man. Oh, what are the wild waves saying ? I cried all the long night through; A voice replied far up the heights, A little more cider too! The hasp of nature's advent strung Is coming through the rye; Then kiss me quick and go, my honey, Said the spider to the fly. My Willie's on the dark blue sea, With five hundred thousand more, And my days are gliding swiftly by To the old Kentucky shore. Dmas, pere, and Monsieur V--' a celebrated Parisiap wit, were sworn ene mies. The Marquis de X--, an inti mate friend of both, iivited tie rivals to dinner; but V--refused to come unless Dumas would promise to speak only once during the dinner. The Marquis inform e Damas of this ridic. lus proposal; but to his surprise, the novelist accepted it. During the meal V- distinguished himself ptaticularly by a rolling fire of wit. 'Every one remarked Dumas's si lence. At dessert V---helped himself several times to cakes, every time the plate was passed taking twoor three. A lady seated next to him passed the cakes once more, when V-r-- excused himself sying: "No madame, I have eaten al most as many a Samson killed Philis tines." "Yes," said said Dumas, "and with the same weapon." That was enough. V-left the table. .... At Oxford, some twenty years, ago, a tutor in one of the colleges limped in his walk. Stopping one day last sum mer at a railroad station, he was asecost ed by a well known politician who reo ognised him, and asked him if he was not the chaplain at the college at such a time, naming the year. The doctorre plied that hewas. "I was there," said the interrogator, "and I knew you by your limp." "Well," said the doctor, "it seems that my lmping made a deeper impression on you than my preaching." "Ah, doetor," was the reply, with ready wit, 'it is the highest compliment we can pay a minister to msay that he is knownbyhiswalk, rather than byhis conversation." ... The other day the front door of the New York H1bune offbe hadto .be dosed for some purpose. So Mr. Greeley wrote on apiee of paper, aEntrance c Spamse street," and sent it down to the man WIbo does the painting of the bulletis, to be opied. The man studied over Gresley's horrible writing all the formenm., udi Snally, in despair, wrote, "Editors oa a spree," and posted itup. ... The Watarbury Aseinesays: "It h s wmys been a mystiy to wbhee aSr gmim ce rs; Lut while visiting ita h ' the aams ws st. LrMh b th l~ 1f 4 q i s wdmdl4k wih ~iIL~~Lr-~ br 4k m BRATE Of ADVXRTMM0N One 7 S 5 O Two 7 9 19 90 35 Three 9 19 90 35 50 Prr 15 95 35 50 70 Five 9o 35 45 00 85 Bix 134 42 0 70 100 1Column. 45 80 190 175 350 Trasientadvertisemask, $1 S0per qure frst insertion; seeh subsequent ineertion, 75 cents. 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