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The Louisianlau.
In Lt.i endes.vor to establish another
T;l,lui,'!r an journal in New Orihans, I
SI' pr!.'or of tl:e Lmrs,,arust,I
pr,', r..' tfil a necessity which has
,,. :t 1 ,:., and som.tumes painfylly
f-it J, ilt Iu the transition state
,, :: I" '1. n their z srug;ling efforts
, t.ain that position in the Body
p,1'nel, l-hich we conceive t") be their
due, it I, r. garded that much inform
atior, guiJanet,, encouragenvnt, coun
} ne! U. rtprof have betas last, in
..onsecorc of the lack of a medium,
tLrough which these deficiencies might
he surpliieeL We shall strive to make
the LorisusiN a desideratum in these
As our motto indicates, the Louis
c.oaYs hall be " Repabtica at dli
n' ' a,:' arleral ircumstances" We
sha aJvocate the security and enjoy
tr:,. fbroadcivil liberty, the absol
ute e.;iuLity of all men before the law,
scp an impartial distribution of hon
or tnl patronage to all who merit
tL ri
Pr:,-",ns of allaying animosities, of
L' ,.ting the memory of the bitter
pr.s.f promoting harmony and union
isaIug al classes and between all in
tr,'. , we ,shall advocate the removal
of i: rol:tical disabilitiun , foster kind
s , a..,l forbearane3, where madli nity
antd :. n,.xeatit reigned, and set I for
f,,msu. and justice where wroo and
<p,!rea,-a prevailed. Thus united in
',ur :uiin end objects, we shail c.uservie
c",r be,,t interests, elevate our noble t
bhat. t on enviable position among I
her -t: States, by the devcrapmentl
rf i.r 'l:ul';t'blo resources and secure
the f,:i henefita of the mighty changes
:~t t h:tory and conditic(t of the 1
P p' .~ n the country.
Belii :ng that there can be no true
':tv -ithoat the supremcy of law.
'L* `.di urge a strict and undiscrimi
"4 ). ~iinistration of justice.
WO sW:i1 support the doctrine of an
pir.:l:., htision of taxation among
' ao,,s a fithfuld collection of the
overu1,. <,enomy in the expendi- '
tjert c',tormablyv with the euigen
e:ea of til, State or countary and the c
dsc.arg, uf every legitimate obliga
'o shall ;ust.in the carrying out of a
the provisaons of the act establiahing a
tur common school system, and urge s
Sa paramount duty the education of a
cr youth, as vitally connected with
tbhr own enlight ment, and the aeour
:t sad stability of a Republican Gov
By a g'nerous, manly, independent,
mi idicious conduct, we shall strive
to rmaue our paper, from an ephem
eI, ,nd temporary existence, and d
stahbbb it upon a basis, that if we c
mart . lnr, mand," we shall at all c
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Twas like the poet's dreaming land,
Where fairies tread the moonlight lea;
Where sea-nymphs deck the si!ver strand,
And spirits breathe in melody.
The vesper dews were on the wold,
The western planet of the day
Had lit her twinkling lamp of gold
In twilight's dim departing ray.
"Twas sweet to see the pale moon weep
O'er her blue wave her tears of light !
And list, across the swelling deep,
The whisper of the winds of night !
Borne on that breeze of evening mi!d,
The soul of music floating came;
.Notes that might soothe despair's lone
Or light devotion's hallowed flame.
Now swelling fau in choral song,
It seemed the seraph's hymn of praise! i
Now in wild cadence swept along
The green-haired mermaid's thrilling I
S lays !
Now murmuring low it sunk remote,
Soft as the dying cygnet's wail !
Or songs of moonlight fays that float
On wings of woven air in some enchanted
vale !
Such was that night. Dost thou like me 4
Recall that scene with fond regret?
Lives in thy ear that minstrelsy?
And on thine eye that moonbeam yet ?
We received a polite invitation
from the Trustees of the State
Street African Methodist Episcopal
Zion Church to attend a lecture in
that edifice on Thursday evening.
Being told that the discourse would
be delivered by a female colored
I lecturer from Marylsnd, curiosity, i
as well as an interest to see how the
colored citizens were managing their
own institutions, led us at once to
accept the invitation. We found a
very spacious church, gas-lit, and
the balustrades of the galleries
copiously hung with wreaths and
festoons of flowers, and a large
audience of both sexes, which, both
in appearance and behavior, was
respectable and decorously ob
servant of the proprieties of the
pltce. The services were opened,
as usual, with prayer and a hymr, ]
the Latter inspired by powerful
:alamg, and in which the musical e:r
At once caught the negro talent for t
melody. The lecturer was then in
troduced as Mrs. F. E. W. Harper,
from Maryland. Without a mo
ment's hesitation, she started off in t
the flow of her discourse, which
rolled smoothly and usinterrupted
ly on for nearly two hours. It was
very apparent that it was not a cut t
and dried speech, for she was as t
fluent and felicitous in her allusions *
to circumstances immediatol around a
her, as she was when she rose to a =
more exalted pitch of laudation of a
the "Union," or of execration of the 1
old slavery system. Her voice was
remarkable - as sweet as any
woman's voice we ever had, and so a
clear and distinct as to pass every a
syllable to the most distant ear in
the house. Without any effort at
attentive listening, we followed the
speaker to the end, not diseeming a j
single grammatical inaecuracy of 4
speech, or the lightest violation of F
good taste in manner or matter. h
At'times the current of her thoughts e
flowed in eloquent and poetic ex- a
pression, and often her quaint a
humor would expose the ivory in s
half a thoumsand of open mouths. (
We confes that we began to won- e
der, and we asked a Ane-looking ,
colored man before us, "What is p
color; is she dark or light'?" He e
answered, "She is mulatto-what t
they call a red mulatto." The "red" I
was new to nau Our neighbor asked, *
"How do you like her' ~" We replied d
"She is giving your people the best b
kind and the very wisest of.ad"ice.'
He rejoined, "I wjish I had her.edu
cation;" to which we added, "that's a
just what she tells you is your pust
di;ty and your need, and it you are ti
too old to get it yourseve., you p
must give it to your children."
The speaker lt 'the impression
on our mird, that she was not onaj
intelligent ntmd educated, b -the ol
great end of educi-she ws i81
Senlightened. She en n,-'h.mcl lcr- ir
wfeetly time sitastion i'i, - .rep', to' is
whose intti'lets saec ueuin ,rde ntlv
I deot 'ed Xm t:i.me of jieirlnt
discourse, She one string to the har
mony of which all the others were
attuned, was the grand opportunity
that emancipation had afforded to
the black race to lift itself to the
level of the duties and responsibili
ties enjoyed by it. You have muscle
power and brain power, she said,
you must utilize them, or be coatent
to remain forever the inferior race.
Get land, every one that can, and as
fast as you can. A landless people
must be dependent upon the landed
people. A few acres to till for foomd
and a roof, however humble, over
your hearp, are the castle of your in
dependence, and when you have it
you are fortified to act and vote
independently whenever your in
terests are at stake. That part of
e her lecture (and there was much ef
it) that dwelt on the moral duties
and domestic relations of the col
ored people was pitched on the
highest key of sound morality. She
urged the cultivation of the "home
g life," the sanctity of the marriage
state, (a happy contrast to her strong
minded, free-love, white sisters of
the North), and the duties of moth
ers to their daughters. "Why"' said
she, in a voice of suprise, "I have 1
actually heard since I have been
e South that sometimes colored hus
bands positively beat their wivee! I
, do not mean to insinuate for a mo
ment that such things can possibly 3
happen in Mobile. The very ap
pearance of the congregation forbids
it; but I did hear of one terrible a
husband defending himself for the c
1 unmanly practice with, "Well, I've 1
B got to whip her, or leave her."
1 Again the white ivory showed what "
a chord was struck in the audience. a
We heard a darkey near us say, "If C
I she will just stay here a few days, i
1 she will find plenty of them sort of I
husbands. i;
There wese parts of the lecturer's
discourse that grated a little on a 1
white Southern ear, but it was lost
and forgiven in the genuine earnest- c
ness and profound good sense with C
which the woman spoke to her kind t
in words of sound advice. And
when we came to consider her t
education, we had to conclude that a
the grating passages were compar
rtively mild. She was educated d
among Abolitionists before the war, e
and was a trained and practiced e
lecturer in the anti-elasery crusade. "
And yet, to judgefrom her talk, she b
is less bigoted and less emlittered 0
to-day than nine-tenths of the white I
Yankees of that school. U
On the whole, we are glad we ac
cepted the Zion's invitations. It gave n
us much food for new thought. It n
reminded es, perhaps, of neglected a
duties to these people, and it im- 1l
pressed strongly on our minds that f'
these people are getting along, get- b
ting onward, and progress was a u
star becoming familiar to their gaze 9
and their desires. Whatever the f
negroes have done in the paths of °
advancement, they have done large- b
ly without white aid. Wesay "'large- n
ly," and yet the white people have a
helped them to build their churches
and to promote the honest in their a
undertakings. But politics and white ti
pride have kept the white people
aloof from offering that earnest anda
that moral assistance which would
be so useful to a people just starting "
from infancy into a life of self-de- b
pendence The white people, have
held back from a race who had giv- e
en up their political consciences
and their suffrage power to strangers o
and to notorious enemies of the
South, and have preferred to let e
them do the work of opening the '
eyes of the black people to their true
relations and interestsin society and i
polities. But for hLe interloping"
carpet bagger, who came between'"
the two races to make strife, and to
steal and plunder by meansof a U
suborned negro vote, we bare never ti
doubted thathappier relations weuld
have existed between the two races h
sine the war ended. That time d
will yet coma It is hastene.d a
step by the politi#l defest and eon- t
sateast departup st every addi- k
tioual me of these evil birds of h
pasu and of prcŽ
*c tl
Cax~sur is b f,4i4p)iAi.e source b
of amCusement a-.ig the belies of w
8ta't-u land The pretty~wns in (
S-'..ut oi tet fine residences upon the O
3%l ad present many pleasant scenes 0
during the Wteobor of the after- p
noon - fs
SWhat is beauty ? A divine gift,
that Providence bestows on woman
with which to gladden the eye and
heart of map. Have not poets sung
it from olden times ? Do they not
sing it still? Then be not callous,
you who posese it, bat hold it fast
while it is yours; once lost, it can
never be restored, for N.ture pun
ishes those who neglect her
choicest boon by taking it from
r them, often when most needed.
t Again, what is beauty? Is it the
har, the eye, the teath, the hand?
It is all that-and, more than all, it
is complexion. a ith a soft, peach
f like complexion, whether fair or
dark, a women is always lovely: and
this may be preserved till a good
old age with very little trouble: toa
certain extent it may be acquired,
and it can always be improved.
How ? I will tell you.
Skins, however, differ: some are I
cold, soft, and moist; others are a
warm, firm, and porous; some oily, i
some dry. They equally vary in <
thickne s, color, and elasticity; but I
in any case they should never come a
in contact with animal grease. Im- t
agine for yourselves, ladies, the l
danger of stopping up the pores of 1
your skin with the fat of animals, i
perhapsediseased The idea is as s
noisome as that of sleeping with e
slices of uncooked beef on your t
cheeks, with some misguided women 1
have been foolishly induced to try. r
What are you to use if you may not
use cold cream? you say. There is a
an answer to that question, as to all a
others; Search Nature. Take the a
oil and juice of vegetables-they t
never hurt. Indeed, fresh olive-oil f
is the unction above all others to b
soften the skin. Rub the face gent- b
ly every night with it and you will c
soon find the skin become impervi- c
ous to storm and blast. The an- a
cient Greeks knew the value of oil a
to the skin, and used it freely for b
beauty to the skin and pliability to p
the muscles Natuaally oily skins a
should avoid ointments of all de- a
scription. A few drops of camphor,
diluted in water, will be found more ii
effcacious, and powdered fuller's- if
earth puffed on the face after wash- h
ing. Exposure to the sun is very o
beneficial to the skin, though ladies f
object to the tanning it produces. .1
It was on this accou it that masks u
used to be worn in the streets at one tl
time. Some ladies, it is, carried the a
mask mania so far as to sleep in c
masks. Marguerite de Navarre was
one of- these; Henry IV. expostu
lated in vain, but Marguerite pre
ferred losing her husband to losing
her mask. Indeed it played a not 0
unimportant part in their subse
quent divorce. This shows the
folly of the whim; for a mask could
only check perspiration, and would
be most injurious to the wearer in
many ways. In fact, it only de
serves mention to be condemned.
It was not to such tricks that Di
ana of Poictiers, Duchess of Valen
tinois, resorted to preserve her beau
ty to the age of three score years
and ten,-she who, at sixty-five,
rode en horeeback like a girl! Tbis
remarkable woman was a celebrated I
beaty in san age of beauties, yet,
strange to msay, no historian has er
er given details of those wondrous U
charms which captivated two king. '
one of them .fteen years her junior
in age. Wedozot evenknow wheth- T
er her eyes were blue or black, a
whether her hair was light or dark; I
we only know that she was the love
liest woman at a eourt of lovely
women are, to msay the least, omIe
what pase. People said she poe. a
sessed a secret that readered her al
thus impervious to the ravages ofP
time. Someweatmo faras toeny, a
in that snperstitios age, that dle
hadboughbtb r secret from a very
dark ge'nt!Eitaa, indeed!I What 1
wa, th, secret, the? Didd.ever ~ a
te& '" Never. Did amy.se everaP
knc , ' Yes, her pedme. Did P1
he nc-' r l i"t .? Tht edrirg er
lihfe. ,' ., kno,, the'9 It is, 0
thse w ic, hve the patibqeo wadet
thro#gh musty marjr u * fe
books May we no: k~?wit ? You i
will only smile and dis, livel Try,'!
ood'then I wall tr&ilate .vsdre
udard's on Awords to you: '
Oodsad, apothecary, sarocom,
pefeaer, ro hhere decire,
faith ad shot memos
ored and much beloved mistres
iMadame Diana of Poictiers, Duchess
of Va!entinois, that the only secret
it, she posseesed, with whieh to be and
remain in perfect health, youth, sad
ad beauty, to the age of seventy two,
was-Rain Water ! In truth, I a
n ser that ther is nothing in the
world like this same Rain Water, a
constant use of which is imperative
to render the akin soft and downy,
or to freshen the color or to cleanse
the pores ot the shkin, or to make
beauty last as long as life."
Once a tLk.
d, CoxriNUED 1sO OUR LART NuvmmR
d. The Council shall have power to
levy a tax, in addition to all other
re taxes now authorized by law, upon
re all the real and personal property'
ly, within the limits of the city, suffi
in cient to provide for the payment of
ut the annual interest of msaid bonds,
se and it is hereby made the duty of
n- the Council, when such bonds shall
be have been running twenty years, to
of levy an annuall tax for the remain
Lif, ing twenty years of the currency of
as said bonds, upon all real and per
th sonal property within the limits of
ur the city, sfficient to provide for the
m payment of the principal thereof at
7. maturity.
At The bonds issued by the provi
is sions of this section, and made pay
ll able in ten years, shall be known
1e and designated as street assesument
y bonds; and those made payable in I*
il forty years, as street improvement
to bonds; and neither class of said
t- bonds shall be disposed of by thel
ill city at less price than seventy-five t
i- cents upon the dollar. But the city g
n- may contract to pay for improve
l ments contemplated in this section a
) by the issue of the bonds herein r
to provided for, at the rate of seventy- t
's five cents on ths dollar, or more as t
e- may be agreed upon . t
r, The city shall also have power, a
re in order to facilitate the payment t
- for progressing improvements, to d
I- hypothecate said bonds temporarily, c
7 or to issue to contractors certificates d
`s for work done; which certificates a
8. shall bear an equal rate of interest d
s with the bonds, and be. ietired by t]
e the issue of bonds upon the final a
8e conpletion of any contract or a
n contracts made as contemplate by a
this section. a
And it is further provided, That
whenever a majority of the owners Z
g of property petitioning for the use a
of any particular patented pave
ment, for the purpose of paving or S
d improving the streets, or any part
d thereof, then the Council of said
city is hereby authorized, by reso- I
lution or ordinance, to fix the price
to be paid for such pavement, and A
to let the same under contract to
the license or assignee of msaid piten- (
ted pavement, and the payments or A
And it is ferther provided, That
Sten dsys' public notice shdal be gi
d ven by the Connel by advertise
ment in the official journal, of the
intention of thecity to make any
Simprovement such as in contempla
Sted by the provisionsofthis srction.
r See. 11. Be it further enaceted,et,
.. That the Conneil shall have powere.
, and is hereby authorized to estab
; lish, alter and amend all gades
. throughoat the corporate Emits of
ythe city, whethpr of teets alleys,
Ssidewalks orpblie ,gromnds or ways,
. and sid grads w hnssebhbhd, 5
alterded a amended sha ll t ash c ti
,f plied with by d property owdes, C
, istreet and other ailroamid omieeL
e under such psinalties as the
cil may resPibe And the Couqn l
, is hereby .pmowered to
r sses a may be ds
it .-as uasede I
" . bea4 or torepalr a
orto eneeths aamg
_Ird nsa h power .oI- t
udbe the materhialer the oe apo* TA
1 on r oir &tb sr s - When
Sever the Coundai al daem it_ a!
cessary to take smeh tion, notice
ret of such intemtion shall be published
ad in English, in the ocial journal of
ad the city, oee a week daring four
r. weeks. And all improvements to
said sidewalks, ordered and dole
ýi by the Council, under the discretion
a and authority of thiaprovision, shall
iye be s.bject to the canditions already
y, preseribed for improvements to be
as made in cowpliance with the peti
he tion of property owners, and pay
meats therefor shall be assessed
and collected in like maer, and
the same penalties, liens and privi.
lege shall pertain and be saloured
as if the work were done by peti- v
tion of the property holders.
Sec. 11. Be it further enacted, etc.,
That no part of this act shall be j
construed to impair or affect the
contract made by the Southern
Paving Company for paving St
Oharles avenue.
er Se. . Be it futher enec.d, ede.,
That this act shall go into effect
ty upon its passage, and that all laws
- conlicting herewith be and the
of same are hereby repealed, so far as
k the confliet
of [Signed] GEO. W. CARTER.
a Speaker of the House of Represents- A
[Signed] OSCAR J, DUNN.
Lieutensat Governor and President of
Ar- Approved March 18, 1871.
of (Signed) H. C. WARKOTH,
e Governor of the State of Louisdan.
t A true copy:
Gno. E. Bova,
- Secretary of Stat.
rn No. 49.
t An Act 2
inTo Temmd remiet artile 578 the Code
at adPymetiesi
id Saco 1. Be it enacted by the
e Senate and House of Representa
Fe tives of the State of Looisianain
Y general assembled convened, That
- article 573 of the Code of Practice
n be amended and re-enact so as to
n read as follows: Whoever intends
- to appeal may do to either by peti
m tion or by motion in opn court, at
the same term at whi i the judg
r, ment was rendered, upon offering p
It to give such surety as the ourt may
to direct, as hereafter provided. But in P
. cases where the judgment derees a
Sdivere, auch petition or motion of
Sappeal must be led within thirty
Sdays, not ineluding Sundays, after
7 the signing of suach judgment, in
l stead of ten days, and shall operate
r as a auspeneive appeal therefrom,
' and there shall be no deveoltive
appeal allowed thereafter.
SSee, 2. e it further enacted, act., S
re That this act shall take effect from -
1e and after its pasuge.
- (Signed) GEO. W. CARTER,
kr Speaker of the House of Beprc- 8
rt sentatives.
d (Signed) OSCAR J. DUNN,
- Lieutenant Governor and President -
o gf the Senate.
d Approved March 13, 1871.
o (Signed) . C. WARMOTH,
I. Governor of the State of Louisiana.
r A true oopy:
Gao E. Bovs,
Secretary of State.
Entitled ua aetto plaee the ank-.
y l Coflqgs at Opuloussa, .Louis
Sina, under the eoantrol the
L tae Boad S e Ededostiou, Dfor
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: mmli rbigh school threi; sad
Sthe ppropriatiouoQ moneafr
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