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The Louaisianan.
iu',blished l'hu r;dds l nid Stund1ys.
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Ia. G. BROWN,\, lEditor and Puablisber, defe
P. B. S. PINCHIBACK, Manager.Ou
MISSISSIPPI :- Dianiel E. Young, bett
Greardle.i" ei
LOChIUINA :-John A. Washington,
ITiack I.L , t'ane rlha Parish; Hon. G. gua
)'. Kel.ik' Ax.e.lr..: Anuoine & Sterrtt. wit
hrevep'lrt. A. C'., iutih, Carroll P.rish.
I)ISTRICr OF Col'MIIIA :-James the
A. D.Gre -n. H .a din.t ,,n City. are
1L IN\I' :-- lwi. B. W\hit., Chicago.
KENT UCKY. - Dr. I. A. (ire.n. Louis
SC C:i,:r ! I: 1:K'.I!:V7T, 1872: a
U. S. GRANT. "
SUNDAY JUNE 13 1471.
Th.l Now Orhcans Piea'hin" in a a
long arLcle with the the above head
ing tries to !h:ow that the n.,r, hass
gtin'du vastly by his tra:ai-1 uit.tion
to this rentinnt uvilr the hi
ih imse in3 etenco of ,la, er. It sa's: I-v
"The ch:ang' , ,n t.:: 1,ria.ine
barbarism andl brutalizy to kahat
thev ar. has b -',n the re',it ,f th.ir the
'ifree I dis ipl.n1 andl thoi ci- the
tact with (civi1zl, ni I . I:-tuad, g,
thref,,rc. Of cha: gi:'i t'it sl.ive.y ,
has "brutdiLz .i' tIem. .t .l,:S: e b;bi
col':'del thatt unlr slav ry t vy
an l their po-1 ri:vy 1 Icanw humI n- u1u
izedl, while all whom thv f bfhik d grn
thunt tif o hund .1 years a.o ar' e w,' t.
savagt anl 1 biri:.il 10ow as then. i o
And inta.l of th, dp'grdati. p,,k
,u of by our v. s:vet, :l conte:i"nl'o- a
rlarv, ti,'v hlive.'. n1 rgeIn,.rat',l si sot
il bode, niid and morl.uis that tnir in,
Own f '11Itt:i.IICe ' I (u'd ho t r.c') - the
nize thien a-s I( to uing: t, their " to
race. Th,.r,. is :n iti.ni teo 1if(l -rnce
b(,tw,'c th.e aI ei f Afr.'ic,--A ei- dih
o, of thi:, day (ian. the native Afri- iat
e(m :as he .i :aid ais oe a.s two ,un-. u;
di r(d 'ears :o or at i ly timne ,icc
he wis kownii to hi.,storv. t.
"," e ha've no ew.sire t,, ,.icilii^ an
,.lier eolnv of Af&ic'.n in the1 :4a' t
naunner, but the rtn ,ut. ,f ,hat li-s de
been are blf ,r u-n. t,'" c-ido..t to
11e i; no;t( d ::.d t' v v. p.i c:. to
be dlis ttecd."
If the ne ra., as a sla:'e, h is grain
ed as mul "h as thy PIrti/tn,' alitist
he has, yI lI,.is eniforcel emiIgraitiii cc
fromi his homn to this cutry, it tli
must ccrtanl'y adroit al:o that as at a
freeman lie wounl' have gained in- e:
eomp) rably m -,re. tL,
No matter how degraded the peo- e(
pl. of Africa m tv be in their native A
home. and no nmatt.r how much t(
,t'ey may be improved by emigrt- ti
ti nI fro it, t..:e ac be no dis- ; h
ere Lt ae5rning to barbaria:.s for not it
being cvi.ized,---.-s t'.ter c.nm not i1
rise above its .;urc.,- - .id noth'ng 1
but discremit en rd 'aull tO. ,1
profes.d civiliz.ti.,e which turns n
back to the practice of bar.:ib e in. h
The impr, vem(.nt of th,, iegro h
has bern like that of the Israe""es- p
in spite of their opprCs~i,)n, and
through their instinrts. Surely the
Picyjeuc" can not b.lieve that i<knv- I
irg a persin the privilge of 1, arn- it
irg to real, refu.ing him the right I
to hold property, vialatiuing every ii
family tie, ontraging cv, ry miral t
sentiment, tramplimg up,.n every t
instinct of manhood, f rbidding c
every gratifieation of religion and t
.rstahing, as with a besom of <les- i
.trmation, his self-respect and self- -
reliance are things for which civil
zation should take credit. Rather 1
let civilization blush at the di.sgra,'c
ful act of snatching the rude cloth
ing from the barl arman,and thus ex
poting the nakedness of a helpless
humanity, that it may clothe itse'f
at its neighbor's expexne. The tmil
and smet of our rare have enriched
its oppreseori, our blood and tears
have kept civilization afloat, and our
physical vita.ity along with our
natural imitativeness have triumph
ed, over prejudice and proicription
to such an extent that they now
claam us as their chi'dren, iustea.
of recognizing us as th-lr v:ctis.
Verily, these are strauge tinuis.
'hs I ATJOtic.-- TI- hum'e ef
forts tj draia the o00r;lowd di.S
distzjcts have resuhed in relieving
th'im from nearly all tha water of
the veoent £A30l.
The needy are still rec,ivihg aid
from the relief cnmmitt'e, but as
the saffr: rs g.t on t.'rro l..a.:,, c~in
tributik.s to ther -nec.ssities will
soon cease.
Tho pilet oi r',wiik an I ma 1
deposits, which ob.truct so mamy
roads, are r.c.ioing thie atte':tii
of the c:'y dhoritkis, and will
douhtl'a e,'c long be in a psassable I
sonion..h:. I
The democrats must fight us, it
is a political necessity. Beaten in N
controversy they tried physical nti
resistance, overcome in that they
resorted to obstruction, and when
defeated in that, as they have been, i
they try to produce dissension in
our ranks.
Political measures, passed under
exigencies which none understood pae
better than those who passed them, tho
legislative measures enacted as safe
guards to previous legislation,
with the full understanding that
they were to meet a political crisis,
are now assailed by democrats who
nee I texts for reactionary sermons,
:and these sermons are endorsed by
m.uubitious men in our own party
who drii e home a democratic wedge
without seeing they mntst inevitably can
in ike a republican split in the effort. e'
It srenis to us that those who at cir
his time forget their party in re- th
:nembr:nce of personal dislikes, or mi
in cherishing personal preferences, lht
1:ue such as realize the adage of al
•"bitIng off one's nose to spite his lik
face." What does a democrat care
for a republican if he be a false one? int
He knows that such a man can have m
no, power in his own party. What ac
can he do, with a true republican?- tu
l:,tthing. Who then is to bl:inme for fit:
the s.nseloss controversy going on an
:s to the views of this man and that? Cir
t'-.m:', Al,.x:an^.r, Nap.leon, De- qu
Sn,,th.:ts, Cicero and Pitt have all inm
Sivdtl, fought and spoken, but they alr
were but the wave., which rode on sad
the ui4!hty current of humanity- if I
the waves have r,u'si-led but the cir
,,cat tid. of. h:uian interests still ha
. b s and fl ws. And if we would cla
but t:A;. warning by these examples, it t
uill of our zeat would be cooled, a wi
great cdal of our usl."les o; position tfi
to gr gat pr:neiples anu1 strong men, all
would b in ; di:icd, and the masses sel
w ,l Lot hie fih,'.lting to vote for ve
sornm one U1ho does not know them, tie
antd ncvcer will rembelhler them after ph
the vo,t). is c-nst, nor for those they he
lo not know themselves. The sh
d mucrats re not to blame for try- ed
in:; to produce diss, greement among i
U s. We are not to blmune for indi- us
vi:,u:1 preferences. Bat we are
to Iblame if we manage our affairs
tt, play into the hands of thei
S W, harl twe,',ty- wo re iimn,rt of ht
u colored min in the S:ate, and only i ,;
t three regiments of Union wlhite me'n, i
a a il yii t' he pceni.on list of this State to
- e:hibits a role of White names to
the extent of three to one oer tlhe
- cohlre 1. What is the cause of this':
e Are the cilored lw idows and orph::ns h
h too pruad to take the pensions due Ii
- tlem, or are they too indolent to
i- look :ft r wha;t justly belongs to t
t ihmn? In either c::se an injustice j
t i beting p,letr.uted agiin.t thu fI
g dal. :Mine ni:iet ea mliliOlon o 
a1 cl-. ar:; arte ,xpindel 1by the govern
s u1lt oin pe:Sions, and if o:lr pO.tell
h'..l tli, ir just d's.'r:s they wouldi 1
a have nintveca millions more appro- p
-- priatCd.
\\ We do not b lin e that the claimn
e :gents are to bl:me, we know the
"- Punsiol Agent is inot to hlame and
- it is q C1L' cer:t:ain that the govern
I mtl nt is not to Iihtumt, so that the
ryi lano lies wholhy at the dloor oi
al t!hose who at once refuse a benefit
rv they are entitlhd to, and assist in
Sconsigning to oblivion the names of
dl those who fought for the salvation
- of the country and the future sup
f- pjort of their families.
i- We sincerely hore that this neg
er lect will be remnolied. If the manner
C- of making application is not under
h- stood, we invite all who are in doubt
x- to call at the olffice of the LomsLsr
?f t , and we will give advice without
ef money and without price. We kiow
\il of a number who are entitled to
od i pensions who sy "it looke like liv
rs ing on the dead to take the money
ur their deceasedl relatives earned in
ur the army." This seems to us like
)h- mistaking self-esteem for self-re
on spect. The relatives of the great
ow ctt warriors, the most renowned
ad men and the most distirguished
ns. patriotshave, from timeimmemorial,
availed themselves of the assistance
of the State, not beense they in
f- every case needed assistance, but
ii for the purpose of ercouragiwg those
inag who did need it.
of We have a just and etiient Pen
mion Agent here, IL H. Isabelle, a
sid I olortl man, who will do all in his
a pcwer for those who may give him
mn- a c:L We trust the se remariks will
ill , w th e attenti, n Uf cur people to
tli. m:tter : nd itir theCm up to
. i leak i:fter tecir just dues and the
ny honor of their deceased relationas.
will WThe smual renrv-i .t Straight
ble 1 niversity to3dy, moriniIg and
We have had two colored people -
entitled to the name of poet- "TE
P Willis heatly,and James M. Whit- I
field, and we have just this number
alive now, Mrs. Watkins Har- "P
per and R. T. Greener. This seems ed,
a scant muster role among a peo- ed
pie who are credited with posses- a
sing those qualities which unite in its
the poet. We are said to possess, We
as a race imaginativeness, pathos first
and intuitiveness, and if the es- have
timate is correct, these qualities .
should find a fruitful field of utiliz- eral
ation in the sufferings of the slave, but
the valor of the freedman, and the ando
achievements of reconstruction. the
Of course there are few of us who I mo\
can boast liesure, still fewer can se- V
care that eutrance into cultivated all t
cireles necessary to the make up lprii
the literateur. But it must be ad- dull
mitted that ii: the field of general are
literature we are not doing our of s
duty. 'There are men amongus totl
like Professor lReaso: for instance, A vi
who might give us an elegant and ,hel
interesting histwry of negro achieve- son
ments. Misi Funny Jackson the oft
aecomplished principal of the Insti- RI.c
tute for colored youth might pro- litbe
fitably give us, the experiences of edit
an educator. Peter H. Clark, of tock
Cincinnati could easily aad elo- i18i,'
quently tell the story of the negro's can
Smarti:d deeds. Richard Greener has hhi.
alreadyv won distinction by his es- t
says in the newspapers and might, sun
if he likel, give his thoughts a wider me
circulation in book form. Harvard .wil
has done for him what his first -ian
class talents deserved, and ho owes ril t
it to us to lay back the solicitude %% e
with wuhich we followed him as the eve
first colored man alnmil ted to this tere
ancient and aristocratic mother of I
i scholars. And last butgreatest our tiol
Sveteran corypheus of .he Nwu' Na- on;
tiomd Era might imitate the ph.loso- de
r pher of the Trlr,"e' and tell us what i Co
he knows about the anti-slavery W;
struggle. We know he is busy in his t wa
edit iriai 1 tht rs but it would be a bles- ! in
.-ing to posterity if he would give I 3
- us a fellow to "My Doxtiso AND :aY it D
i it
The whole conm'inity has been ha
kept in a f:wverish state of exeilte- .
ment during the last twenty-four'
f hours in regard to the critical con- Io
d:liti, f of our Governor's health.
lint we ::re glad to quote the fol- ili
lowing f' om the J'iayn" : ,.ye
"There were .tniry uinars on the Ps
street this morr ing concerning hi
,Gov. Warm',th. The. report that
She had loclkjaw wvtasluickly followed u:
hby anotheir that he had tdied. Some. th
ei\il went so far as to stte precisely ra
the hour :at which l.e sncinbubel ,f
Lo I tt, tthe ter:ile dicae, and tlunghl th
n, 41 ;!)body" klt' A .v here( th or inlllor calme
Sfr:,m ~ early everybody scumled to .'u
Sgive it credence fr,
We .ar en.bledl to state, from or,
er.1)COnd inquiry, that the Governorr
Was tris m,,chiug ver; much better, Ial
i It al)l'ear. tha:t h(e utcrced sevcre
- pain last night from an aheess which hn
h:tl formed in his foot, but tl:is o
breaking has relieeved .im greatly. ki
n and he is now more incm,nenienced I 1
fe rom the effects of the o iates he iu
it: has taken than frnom pain. Dr.
mu- Svthle, his attendant ph.sici:an. P'
e regards all his symptoms as highly i t
favorable, and we trust the Doctor's ti
opinion may be verified by thu
Searly recovery of the Governor."
of - -iti
There are numerous complaints
Sabout the manner in which the dis- -
er bursing officer of the Freedmen's
r- Bureau treats the claimants who
bt come before him. It seems he has d
N- made a negro-pen at his office t
ut (which we are told is at his private t
w residence) and compels the colored C
tn claimants to go round to his back r
iv- gate, and stand in the regular-old I
e negro market style-all in a row- I
in till he finishes his newspapers or his I
ike 'ouck'taii"-and it is said he is,
e- fond of both-before he will pay at
t- tention to the widows and children
ed of those who died in the service of
ec the Union.
al, Surely general Howard is igno-.
cte rant of this state of things. His
in well known philanthropy towards
at our race his innate sense of justice,
oe his obligations to the government2
as the chief of the Bureu, and his
en- knowledge of negro valor during
,a the crisis of the nation's life, woeald
his unite to create in him the feelings
im of indignation against the man
will who is so misusing his powers and
to so outraging the claime of our
to people.
He e would not sanction the ds
, tirdly custom of drivinag ,lored
peorple into the backyard to stand
nhA in the burning sun for hours, while
ad white man are admitted irto the
1 pr.o:.. ,,f -. B.maf
Ou highly respected centempo- the
rary, the iae Natiooal Era says: fro
"lThi is apolitial newspaper, own- it
ed, edited, managed, and publish- n
ed by colored men. Its proprietors it
are Hon. P. B. S. Pa'cisacuEC. C. e.
AsTOINE and GEORGE Y. KELso, and Es
its editor is WuLIua G. Baowx. J,
We have be:ore us No. 46 of the
first volume of the Louisianian, and
have been greatly cheered in peru- ic
sing its contents, not only by the or
wisdom and justice" which as a gen- the
eral rule characterize its colums, en;
but by the neat and elegant appear
ance of the paper itself, evincing
the presence of taste, industry, skill
ability, and last, though not least, 25
We unierscore money. Nearly
;11 the failures in newspaper entaer
prises among colored men which we fez
ihave been called upon to deplore fry
during the last thirty years (and they by
are imany) have been due to the fully
of startiug them without money and
delpending upon the p .plle to come
to their support in every time of need.
A netlsplper, like a man, will be
helped up if it can get up; and if it
cannot help itself up, it wil iu due sea
son be helped down. The managers tel
of the paper now before us seemn to un- of
derstand this essential condition of
success, and are laying out money
liberally. We observe with satisfaction Al
that Mr. J. SaLLa MARTLN, formerly
editor of the NEw Ens., has been et
tac/ked to the editorial staff of the Lou- Ik
isiuien. Mr. Martin is a brilliajit
writer :.:n4 a elohuent speaker. If he n
I can only IJe conteUt to pull st aily ill
this new harness for a few years we fe'
have no doubt that both the paper and th
the man will become powers in the ha
sunny Sauth. Mr. Martin loses no
. more in dignity by consenting to be
an uaWche of the Louisi, niea than the in
I editor of this paper did by going to I we
Santo Domingo as amsistaut secretary e
of the Commission. When two men
rile a horse one must ride behind.
%Ie certainly wish the Louisiani'u de
every success, and shall watch its as
course with a .incere and friendly in- in
teret." fa
We have to say by way of correc
tior, that this paper is founded up- cm
onaba ;is of ssured su:e Es, which n(
depends upon no one man in the is
concern--our enterprise is not of the in
Washington type. The LouisrmxA.z 1
was a success before it secured the
invaluable contribution* of J. Sella
C .Martin Esq., and we intend to make bý
it a continued success even though
there should occur the misfortune cl
of losing Mr. Martin's assistance. C
The New National Era is right when C
it underscores "money"-it is a tre
nmend.us power in this world; and
a had there been more of it in the h
S -w E'.a we doubtlees would not
have its first editor in our corps of a
As to Mr. Martin "pulling stead- I
ily in his present harness," that is I
u.is own affair. But we may say in
passing that whatever harness he
has pulled in he has at least pulled
d up to a point where he has secured I
t,. the cnfidence and respect of his
" race, and if there be peculiarities
S.,f character in lim in dropping
thing, ia his own way, they are ?
, such as so far have prevented him
from rotting on a deadlevel of worn- I
; out experuiments.
r We feel sure that the insinuation
Sabout Mr. Martin's instability could
not have Leen made by the Editor
of the Nery National Era, for no one
. knows better than he that MIr.
Martin's peculiar talent ha', as is
. usual, been associated with a dis
position according with it, and what
1 :s better, both talent and disposi
r's tion seem to have accorded with
i providential decrees since Mr.
Martin has done better by moving
than the New Era has done by
1. standing still
R Itr/ REvouxiosNR Faz IN FuNcr.
S-The frightful scenes of blood-shed
and anarchy which have astonished
Sthe world, the wild deeds of van
a dalism which are as atrocious as
ce they were causeless, and the mutila
ite tion of the chief center of pleasure,
ed ornament and gastronomy in Eu
a rope, teaches us a lesson we may
4d profitby. It is said that therevo
Slution in France proves the inea
hi pacity of the French for the carry
is on of a republican gCovernment; but
at- our notion is that the past oppres
ren sion is the nataral parent of recent
of anarchy. Republicanism has failed
Sin France-failed because past op
o- pression las randered the poile
S unfit to appreciate their right.
ice, Fouvar WOan CLUI--The rgu
eat lar meeting of this orgnizat~io will
his take place at their rooms to-morrow
ing evening, when Hon. A. E. Barber
ald will addrems the meeting.
man Lomuma Paosammiva Cma
lad Members will please meet at their
our rooms, on Meay afternoon, June
19, at 5G p. i., shara
las- By order of the Pre.dent.
red Wx. G. Bauws, Soretar'y.
bile a aOur scknowledgemenntt oMr.
the Win. . Mason, route agent. fLr
TEmSRE.- W return thaitb to I
AdminI"rator Lewis for a copy of ate
the prlsesings of the City Council, 1f1
from Septeber, 1670, to March, I
1871. Th
. -- -----
WThe lovers of music, vocal and pre
instrumental, will have an opporta- per
nity of enjoying a rich treat at the I
Mechanics' Institute, on Wednesday Sts
evening, June 21. A. P. Williams, 62C
Esq., pianist and singer, aided by for
J1 Henri Burch, the well-known vo
calist, and Henry .. Corbin, Esq., a
violinist of no mean order, and two
or three lady aingers, will entertain
the audience. Anticipating fine en- I
enjoyment, we invite a large atten- ion
dance. ing
.Admission 50 cents. Children and
25 cents. con
- ly
ir'In our last iimue we trans- ter
ferred to our columns an article and
from the Picayune, on the flood, and tnt
by an ommission, we failed to cred- set
it it. fur
We give the copy of a letter writ- iti
ten by Rev. John M. Butler, pastor
of A. M. E. Zion Church, Tuskegee, an
Ala., to Rev. E. D. Taylor, Mobile, the
Tcssnons, Ala., June 10, 1871. du
Rev. Elder E. D. Taylor, coi
Dear Brother:-My poor heart is soI
nearly broken while I write you these
few lines. Just let me, tell you, and
then see what you think of it. I was
holding my Leader's meeting, which the
meets on the first M,uday Sti
in every month. While we all
were at church on the 3rd inst., my- r
self and about sixteen or seventeen th.
more Leaders, a baud of men or mur
derers came to the church and fired in
amongst us, killing ono of my leaders s
instantly and wounming four more- ta
four or five shot in all. st
I came near being killed. Elder, I vl
cannot remain here. Brother, we ean wi
not have any night meetings. My life to
is in danger. I never saw such timne th
in all my life. Elder, they will shoot
afl in my church, and keep a shooting,
and try to kill us all, but the good a
Lord was with me. Elder, the shots let
fell all around me. Pray for me, my te
brother, until I get away from here. as
Also, they burned down twro rf my m
churches- the Union Stand Zion th
Church, and the Sweet OGim Zion ,t
Church. The Sweet Gum Zion Church
was burned down last night by some one. of
You can't tell how much trouble I see
here. My life iss in dler every mo
ment. We can't sleep at night, have a
no protection up here, and it seems o
can't have any. Now you have the hi
oversnight, you mu st y somlthing, Il
i Elder, or I can't wait on you. to
Yours, t
a J. M. BUTLER. to
e -- w
I DO~saLDosOvLLE, June 14, 1871. b
d Han. P. B. S. Pinchback,
Dar Sir:-I am in regular receipt of
copies of your most welc,'me and inter
esting pap r 'The Semni-,'ek!y Louisi
an iua, filled with whOlesom 'doctrines.
It is jist what we needed. May it con
1 tinue to meet the demands of our great
- party. I hope to be able oon to for
ward a list of subscribers.
Yours truly,
is Saturday, June 17-11:30 A. . ) i
- Corros--The market has stiffen
it d materially under the favorable
iNew York and Liverpool news, fac
tors claiming 4c. higher, and in some I
. cases more. The inquiry is good,
g hut buyers in many instances arer
unable to go on at the rates demand
ed. Thus far 1000 bales have been
sold. Good ordinary, g o l style.
r. brought 17c. and 17'c.
d Yesterday's operations reached
ed 2000 bales1 and the market closed
n- as Ifolloas:
s Averge Exchange
Lits. Figure.·
Low Ordinary........ 18 -
n wMiddang ..l. . 9 19t
Oood Middling .. NomtanI. Nom.
SYuoa--Received to-day, 41 hhds,
The market is dull, and we have not
heard of a isle; hence we omit all
Led Mouasre--Only 9 bbis.la were re
ceived to-day. Plantation reboiled
l is quote at 35G45e. c gallon.
Ftous--The market is very du.L
There is some demand for the des
eriptiens desirable for bakers? ue,
burt the lower grades are totally no
glecte. Superb. is quoted at
o $56s2; double ttra $~62 bbL.
The principal mle. to-day are ca
ined to 1000 bbl.
Saturday, June 17-1130 a. a.
(against 1r8) at New York), sad
is now quoted about the same. No
tr. ades have been reperted Tb
f[r Overnplent has oe.red $60,030
FosrI cxCuaxor is ste4dy. Bank F
at.4eg may be quothed at 1Lt4
Dolarc Excuais is very quiet
The bank remmittanee rate for sight
draft.e New York is stillOceunt.
premium. Nothing has been re
ported in commercial sight a
Dwuas report buying rates for and
State Warrants 58(60 for large and stro
62(65 for small, and selling 62(63 styl
for the former and 66(70 for latter. a
REPCucaAs of all shades of opin- -
ion have for a good while been urg- den
ing on the Democrats the propriety eli
and expediency of accepting "ac- Gr<
complished facts," that is, of formal- for
ly acknowledging in the public ut- ove
terances of the party that the war the
and the amendments to the Consti
tution adopted since, the war had
settled certain questions beyond thi
further dispute or cavil. These
questions are the non-existence of
the constitutional rights of secession,
the abolition and perpetual prohib- a
ition of slhvery, and the equality of wit
all men before the law. Republic- suil
ans have furthermore urged on them
the propriety of acknowledging the si
validity of the public debt, and the elef
duty of the nation to discharge it in ae
coin, according to the terms of the
contract, and in accordance with
the good old Democratic doctrine tins
that there was no money known to
the GovernmeLt qf the United wit
State except hard money. Ha
For six years the Democrats have .ts,
resolutely refused to do any of thes- no
things. They have encouraged the tifi
South in the belief that the war had of
settled nothing except the momen- a
tary superiority of the North in bu
strength. They have denied the All
validity of the three amendments ant
which put into legal form the de fac- lu
to changes effected by the war in
the status of certain classes of citi- Sp
zens, and provided fresh securities of
against unequal or discriminating an
legislation ; and they have persis- wil
ted in denying the validity of the an
assurances given by the Govern- ftil
ment in the hour of its extremity to occ
the persons from whom it borrowed att
money as to the amounts they
would receive in payment-or, in 'ni
other words, have stoutly mai'- hr
tained that if one borrows money um
when his credit is very low, heiany. ob
afterwards, honestly repay it us if th
his credit had been very good when It
lie borrowed, no matter what the -
terms of his contract were-a doc- to
trine for which it would be difficult la
to claim any higher source than the
mock-auction shop or the faro
bank. They have fought tihrtugh
two Presidential campaigns ou thi o
i policy of negation, and have failed
miserably " in both. They coulti
not get the country to acknowledge r
tlhat nothing was changed by the war.
Sand that the one business of sensible
mecn was to get acrk as fast as lpossible
to the point from which we started in I
1il1. What hasre made their peisis- C
tence all the more extraordinary wia- i
I the pLdinne.as with which the Repulmb- tI
Slicans were profiting by it. There hji
rarely Ieeen a party in power which.
Ssince 1865, has offered so mny te:npt
ing points of attack to an able and
energetic opposition as the Republican
" party. Its legislation for the South,
e n ,nl its fimancial and foreign policy,
although, perhaps, far better than the
e Democrats would have furnished in I<
, its plaee, and asgood as we had anSD
re right to expect, were neverthelese fuli
i. of imperfections of the grseesest and
a most glaring kind, ont of which an
Soppesition which was as numerically
strong in the tonntry as the Delmocra
tic oplposition was, might have made
formidable use. The result of re~ons
traction legislation at the South have 1
been pitiable; the manipullation of the
ge 8ipreme Court has been shameful;
Sthe debanucheryof the civil service-- I
debauchery continued, too, most
barefaedly in the teeth of strong pro
feemsa of sel for reform - has been
agrant, mad ilthree have appersant
raorded asterial for an overwheIning
Demoratic victory;  yet thDem o
ot crats have made nothing out of them
whatever. The addreem of their mem
bers of Congrems, at the close of the
last session, read not like the indiet
e- ment of eager and triumplmantameusers
ed as itmight havebee made to red,
but like the mbject apebg of men
who have failed misrmbly, and do net
know why. In fact, read in the
eP' ight of the aconts of the Demo
se, crats giim by the lemdnmg lepub
sle E pupere thesm - somathing
very amaimg sheut .i Aecording
to thebe papeIms, tihe Democratic
cds wor tigsa d r enormous
statrse, c ishamib resources
reekllem corage, and ferocious and
impheahle 'empr; the address,
horever, sounded like a plea for
consideratiom, or for some cold vic
12 tuals and ol dothus, from a parcel
d li pny hla delu ipts who hal
No madean tts to stotrm a great
ms Iabough~a aj gave it up because
)30 jthe vilia ia e fred at them.
F .tl ilJ- _ lO ION_ L .
In dresmaking we notij6 t4
plain round waists and plin skint
are coming in fashion both for old
and young ladies. There is ale
strong tendency toward a pltij
style of dress. Nearly all
are in the shape of cirhnlar4 or
shawls, or if in paletots they has
very wide open sleeves and are quit
loose in front, but tre sowetin
fastened in by a halt in the back
All sleeves are fluaiug. The 4.
deraleeves are also made flowing or
rdligeusethat is plain stnright le .
Grenadine is very ruchn in vogue
for dresses, but as it mutst be made
over silk it is very expn usive beam
the Grenadine is from $1,00 u to
$6,03 a yard, and must 1rr*rey
be male over silk on accouul of tie
thinness of the i:ateri:d the 4rn
becomes a very costly one for maon
so than a very pretty silk  oul
cost and we do not think they ar
so pretty at last. Hats triiaund
with guaze are worn withgrenall
suits. The variety: of dre.s gK4
is marvelous and never have ~e
seen displayed a more beautiful.tja
elegant assortment of gouoe. thai
are now shown in our great dry
goods establihments - Orgaulie
exquisitely fine and with delicatel
tinted flowers upon white graýnd
L.wns as :ine,Lbut "Lhcker in testt
with the same gracf,,l fires
Hiandsome patterns of figunres ~,w
:dso with the white ground and a;.
most covered with clust.rs of beau.
tiful flowers. One be.utiful plttern
of percales was a whi:e grl ud wm;:
a rose and clusters of le-itns sal
buds, almost as 1prf.et as nature
All the~e goods iwa.h beautihtii,,
and are prefer.tble for wat r.,
places and the sulllIu r reitt
goods that cannot Le tlone up
Speaking of watering pl~cL. s r. ni
of how very soon we ~ ill be k-ht.
an almost deserted ci: v. Ti-, rdh
will visit fashionable sunlier re,,m
e and the ladies will air their lhiuti
ful dresses the manufacture of wbhcb
u occupied their almost undirctdi
attention all the sprin::.
But we poorpeunii. s. qnildrvm
must write, write, is if otnrlp,
brain never tired. .Al': tIL.,r s
S.lly a favored few WhLo u.eo'td~
obtain;ng the favor of the ptIi
that can colnndanl tunllii. t. w1 e.
t I enable theim to et " s afft rd :h
Iwo weeks holiday that are grantd
to the salesmen, sale'swoel.n, ill
It large estalhlishments. 1 tu w,'e
Spoor jqildrivers nmut tIil on noD i
':or brain or body.
The suits of whirte lav'n conl1t
L to be very nmuch in f:tor. Tome
'd re usually an nuI r- krt and 01
u kirt, and a loo.a , e .,ne. 1T
Sr;immii; is a wi !. ,!"t,'l u
le on the udrkk;rt t tL ., a.
with a tucked lo's lhail, a L3
n"rg. T'h samile trimiu,il ,u t
Scans quen and ou.,trskirt, ,nly
rtll.rfes are lrl:trlct r than
- tioutnc. on the uul,,rai-t. i 1
l te:: shawls are w.rn sI :ou:.S
ever. IBlUk Ice hac2'1s are:
very fiahionable'
The polailisem is a very I<
,.icquet open dow tl fru t
belted in at the waii. Thei
e ,f this long sacque ,r p, :an.
n loopeld up at the ,iehls 1·.e anL
D skirt. White lint.n cnuts aol u a
li ire worn by ladi:es in ,~1ur
n White crepe cuffs aIId clliJ
an ued for full dres4.
The hats and boun'ti. of
d priug continue si,,ot, aithLt ,
. hange in the fatsh;(, fIr
ve The gipsey bonnet with S
the nront is very becomin;i tI IoI
l; they aure also turn-I up
- They are usually ,f itteu r
rt strw, or white chip.
BROWS sTraiw ruT.
A pretty hat of br, srl W
g gipsey with coronet fract I
trimmed around tr.r row
m coil of gros grain rf twoe
brown with long loo. td
t falling over the Lair f the'
Sthe coronet in fr :.t is !
one shade of tho rbilln an
m top and bottomu with t oth .
Art A cluster of pink rs *'
the and leaves complten i'
o- $7 00,
b- wIain c¢ii? Jt
8 With coronet fror.t l:.d
Ln ple-b omi shade of silt
tic the wn lack inca
Os coiled anDudends and loop
the hair, mixed in w.t h
d lacve wee apple-l, losso
leaves. Price $8,01
ve- oRY S.ILK -
Ircel The bshort skirt I t.
ha rows of black ',i '. " ,.
rest of dotted mudiui t. "'
I5e ted ruffles. white l ,e ': "
kid g v-i ·' ·'"

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