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The Louisi`341is
In the endeavor to establish another Y
BepubliUCan journal in New Orleans,
th, proprietors of the LotvA'- &N, Wl
propose to fill a necessity which has W1
been long, and sometimes painfully
feIt to exist. In the transition state A
of our people, in theiratrugglingefforts y
t~ ittain that position in the Body
VlAlti*, which we conceive to be their Be
iu,. it is reg.Lrded that much inform
Ition, guidc," , encouragement, coun
.1 and reproof have been lost, in 01
runseqluence of the lack of a medium, A
through which these deficiencies might
be supplied. We shall strive tomake An
the o1AtsLfuNA a desideratum in these
As our motto indicates, the Lois
MaNA hall be 1 Republican at ,l
ran. ',ld ,il.ral Ucircurnmstan"es" We
inall advuo.at the security and enjoy- 1
rrut of broad civil liberty, the absol- n
,.. eqruhlty of all men before the law, p
t ni nn impartial distribution of bon
a- and patrunage to all who merit
t),.irnrs of allaying animosities, of
obliterating the memory of the bitter
pwatof promoting harmony and union
aanug all classes and between all in
t.-rssts, we shall advocate the removal g
.f all political disabilities , foster kind- I
neas and forbearance, where malignity
mud resentment reigned, and seek for
hi rness and justice where wrong and
(]presmion prevailed. Thus united in
our aows and objects, weahall conserve
our best interests, elevate our noble
State, to an enviable position among I
her aster States, by the development 5
of her illimitable resources and secure t
the full benefits of the mighty changes I
in the history and condition of the e
people and the country.
Believing that there can be no true
liberty without the supremacy of law,
we shall urge a strict and nadiscrimi
lsating administration of justice.
We shall support the doctrine of an
sequtable division of tazation among
sfl clasaew a faithful collection of the
revenues, eoonomy in the expendi
tutes. conformably with the exigen
**u ' of the 8tate or country and the
4ivehargo of every legitimate oblig-a
We hal estinthe carrying ou o
the poionofthe act establishing
oar common school system, and urge
as a paramount duty the education of
our yonth, as vitally connected Vtith
their own enlight mont. and the macnr
ity sand stability of a Republican Gov
1W a generous, manly, indepeendent,
sid judici~ous conduct, we shall strive
to rescue our paper, from srn ephom
'rsl, and temporary exiatende, and
~abinh it upon a basis, that if we
annot "command, " we shall st all
vns" deserve s necees
Chartsred by the United Slt.te
Oovernmeat, March,
?Iriewlj. owns, wasUInTeoW, a
D. L. LA TON .. Actuary.
114 Cmroadimta Dtrest.
.....oar..........6.gs, deshap
[These imes, whose auther we know ti
not, eadi ia much ef phicky, ind =te
secular world wýe a mean't oe ONs
the bad. Fortmastely for huinaatty thae bo
is gia w1here, the Masoni lo hI
which it n not pegmitted un $ a than
when he is down. There, he who kicked ou
a brother and a fellow for such a eanso,
would hamneff, shortly, become the hilted me
out of the fraternity.] sad
What legions of "friends" always bless vs, of I
When golden seccess lights our wayt .jl
How they smile as they softly address ma,
So cordibl, good-humored and Mp e
But oh l when the se eo pospeityal
Has set--then how quickly they frown,
A' pry uet in tones of severity- gg
"Kick the wan, don't you see he is
down ,"
What though when you knew not a sorrow,
Your heart w s as open as day,
And your "friends" when they wanted to
You'd oblige, and ne'er ask them to in
,"pay." pro
What though not a soul you e'er slighted, Ge
And you wandered about through the con
tow H
Your friends become very near sighted,
And don't seem to see you when down.
When you're "up" you are loudly exalted, Cc
And traders all sing out your praise. Ju
When you're down you have greatly de
And they really don't "fney your ways." Ju
Your style was "tip-top" when you'd N<
money, wi
So sings every sucker and clown,
But now 'tin exceedingly funny,
Things are altered "because you are
down." fol
Oh, give me the heart that forever
Is free from the world's selfsh rust, as
And the Mason whose noble endeavor to
Is to raise fallen man from the dust; hc
And when in adversity's ocean on
A victim is likely to drown, th
All hail to Masonic devotion,
Which lifts up a man when he's "down!' gc
We copy the following corre- pt
spondence to the Shreveport Repub- gi
hliea, as a testimony of our recog- at
nition of the writer's appreciation in
of the "new thing under the sun."
(En. Tx.1 tc
it SHnRvxronr, June 28, 1871. C
Wil you pleow allow me a brief
space in your columns to notice la
U the affair of yesterday-the examin
'- ation and exhibition of the colored
.l school taught by iS. H. Smothers, b
I- Ern.
tY To the writer of this article it a
'r was "a new thing under the sun," a
A and was considered with especial
interest a
I shall not attempt to give the 0
ig progress or standing of this or that I
It scholar, individually, for I know Q
re not one, but only refer to the em
ens phatic success of the school gen
1e orally. E
Well, there was nothing unusual; r
1e there was no special exhibition of t
r' brilliancy-not as much perhaps as
is oftentimes seen in other schools i
of white children, but the fact was C
patent that the effort at education t
in made by the teacher was eminently <
4< successful.'
se To one who has spent much time
5-at teaching, the fitness of Mr.
8e mothers for his work was very I
s pparent. In personal appearanoe
and bearing, in intelligence and
educational attainments, and in firm I
and kind manner, he presents him- I
Sself as a very suitable perspuito
ofdirect and educate the young ehil
tbdren of his race.4
ir- Of the scholars, they exhibited a
iv very creditable profidieney in their
studies--the more so considering
the time which some had been at
tending schooL Especially was
this the case with several connece
nd with the classes in arithmnetie. The
we a Autiona ci questions in mentel
all arithmetic were given , proaptly,
__earrectly and in good .snguage.
--" In short., without fasttery, the ex
amination waa alike creditable to
Sthe teacher and scholars.
" The success of thisgschool at once
suggests how much good can be
done by the establishumset of scolt
throughout the country. JI these
people are to live here, their children
grow up in our midit, participating
. .in the prosperity, the adversity, lbs
ey, work and improvement of oCr
country, how much better for thems,
Lhow much better foruas all, white
and black, that they be eduatedt
and prepared for'citimemahdp
r. Never was a flner ield opale b o
gr eat and good werk theatthis so
t. Unee h~ving dikrgs of thkibol
es syateam. Oa~whicuJdtrayetover
the country, encourage the peop'e
to take hold and establish schools, fact
assist them in organizing and get- in v
ting to wotk, and to secure comps- ads
tent and worthy teachers, would lina
accomplish sad amount of good shol
be-ond estimation. hon
The suncess and perpetuity of was
our government and its institutions is g
must depend upon the education yeaa
and intelligence of the great masses wed
of its citizens. May we not expect whu
all good citizens to give encourage- tini
ment to the thorough ednuation of was
all classes. * V.
at t
hhETUU U 13 U. a L MANM, U enli
Ns GEORGs n. A3omea.
The first colored man that has 186
ever been permitted to be a lawyer net
in North Carolina, or admitted to We
practice in her State courts, is Hon. Jam
Geo. L Mabson, of New Hanover pea
county. Mr. Mabson graduated at a li
Howard University in the class of feel
1871, and was examined and li- bui
censed by the Judges of the Supreme apl
Court of North Carolina, at Raleigh, con
June 16, 1871, "to practice law in rae
all the courts of the State." The ser
Judges of the Supreme Court of 1
I North Carolina are all Southern cha
white men, of moderate Republican be
views, and it is well known that bar
they tested young Mabson well be- W:
fore they said yes. Many of his this
friends thought he could not pass an(
as these judges would require him
to do; but, acting like true and wi
honorable men to their calling, they sin
only demanded of Mr. Mabson what Wi
they did of white men-proof of De
*,good moral character and sufficient lar
knowledge of the law to justify their coc
favorable action. All this Mr. Mab- me
son had; and to-day the march of
progress adds another star to her IT
- galaxy-a colored man of respect- Fr
ability and standing has a law office
a in the city "down by the sea!" Fn
When the reconstruction acts Fr
took effect in this State, Gen. Joseph
C. Abbott secured Mr. Mabson a
position in Washington, with the
understanding that he was to devo. .'
his leisure hours to the study of
1 law; and now what a pleasure it
must be to Gen. Abbot, who has lai
been Mabson's benefactor these four m,
years, to walk by the court-house th
it and read that sign: "George L. Mab- hi
son, Attorney and C(ounellor at Lair." dc
al In politics Mr. Mabson has been,
and is now, the recognized leader D
ie of the colored people of the eastern
at part of the State. In the very heat 5'
,w of battle, beginning at 1867 down lo
s- to the present moment, he has been d
n_ a bold, daring, and chivalrous inem- fo
her of the a ivanced radical idea of a
4. reconstructing the insurgent States ~
of to their forfeited relationship with P
as the Federal Goverment. While he "
le is a bitter political foe, still he has ri
as qualities that make him respected S
a by his enemies. In manner he is tc
ly dignified, and is recognized in this g
State as one of the colored men of a
ne a "high sense of honor; is a member
b of the Baptist Church. and regarded tl
Sas aman ofastrict morals and in- ii
Lee tegrity.
~ad Last A~ugust he was elected to the 5
m lower house of the General As- ~
ii- semby, and from the date he wasa7
to sworn in till the close of the session 5
ti- he was the recognized lesder of the
colored members. His speech on I
La the illegality of the convention bill C
eir was rated as first-class by the papers
agof both parties in the State.
at Ia Jaanary last he was almost'
ras unanimnoUely elected President of
Mc of the State Labor Bureau of North
'he Caroiina Since the death of the
Ltsl lamented 8S nator *Galloway thu
ly, coloe~d people of this State have1
looked upon. Mr. Mabeon as their
cx- political leader.
to 0neso tkePemnoaratie papers of
Wninuigton - the 8er - noticing
aee Mr. Mabson's admission to the bar,
be says:
setR **Te lrrtscaof orgeL& Mab
isoearsn, the colored member from this
snB eizifty.ia b nosst5.gislatsewbrp
.ng has beein making apphalcaio for
Ik M sse geiuste have at last
our bee. seeeded with ~eu'ess He
-,tu~~dbebore the Spremae Court
hits nw) 35....iO abihiish oap th
ted 17thiasLt; hjeuis s l whc as
*iuab, Jastiies Peaso.. Beade,
sib Dedm aned Wik.eeb * ips ima
oto yurn~eluslwda all thaopertaof
eal Uae-sen .jue.6a3sdue as
nor sekhas a3q -.
'Taking into asa raMh a , arg
fact that this is the fas inste..e am
in which a eolbred men has been
admitted to the bar gt Noath Care. -
lina, it may not be amise to give a i
short sketch of the ecai isnt of the tani
honor. George Lawrmee Mabson les'
was born in Wilmington, N. C., and
is 95 years of age At the age of 8 this
years he left his natua town and oug
went to Boston, 4chuast s, sidh
where he attended wool up to the m
time of th breaki, out of the
war. He then voluntes ed in the
U. SL Army and served two years,
at the expiration of which time he
enlisted in the 5th Mainachusetts Z
cavalry, in which he served until °P
the close. of the war. In 1866 he &0
returned to North Carolina, and in offi
1868 began the study cf law. graid- vies
nating at Howard University, UN
Washington, D. C., in the class of
January, 1871. In personal ap- M
pearance he is what may be termed the
a light mulatto, being about five a
feet ten inches in height, slight an
built and of rather prepossessing Ch
appearance. In intelligence he can g
compare favorably with any of his the
race that have come under our ob- of I
Mr. Mabson's certificate of moral w
character (which the law requires a
be signed by three members of the M
bar) was signed by the Hom. A. M, M
Waddell, member of Congress from ple
this district, Adam Empil, Eaq., te*
and Griffith J. McRea, (the bio- on
grapher of Judge fredell,) all of of
whom are staunch Democrats: and
since his sucoesa the entire bar of
Wilmington, comprising thirty
F Democratic and three Republican ahi
lawyers, have extended him all the n
7 courtesies due from old to new
members of the "legal profession." we
What a glorious achievement!
"From the auction-block to the ballot-box; ht
From the whipping-poet to the nehool
hoee; on
From Slavery's degradation to Freedom's C1
reipwonulity; de
From dark ignorance to Liberty's shining th
New National Era. th
n of
t I have received several letters C1
a lately from young ladies, reqitesting CM
r me to write their compositions for Cl
e them secretly for coming school ex- se
r- hibitions; because "I could so easily to
do it, and because they cannot." tb
You unprincipled little witches ! m
r Don't you know that, ten to one, you
n will be detected, even should I as
a sist you in this little game. Not w
n long since a damsel copied an arti- tI
n cle of mine from one of my books t
1. for this purpose, and had a prize tl
)f awarded her for the same. Soon et
,8 after, I received a letter from the C
,h principal of the school inclosing this w
ae "prize essay," and asking if it were
ae really mine, as he had been informed. h
,d So you see that young lady came n
is to speedy grief, besides unwittingly n
is giving me an excellent advertise- h
of ment.
er No, my dears. I fully sympa
ad thize with you in your distractions
a- in this dilemma, but this is not the
way to help you out, of it. The
th subjeot yon propose to me to write
a- upon is abeurd, andlIdon't wonder 4
55 you are befogged. I advise you to '
in ask your teacher to allow you, in
he stead, to describe some scene or
in place you have visited, which you
in could easily do: then write it out
irs naturally, as if you were telling ii'
to some friend, without any attempt
at fie language. Also ask your
teacher to allow you do atop waken I
Syou get through, instead of exacting
heso many lines,or pages when your
heideas give out. That is the only
howay that good "compositions" can
ebe written, and I wish fervently all
school-teachers knew it, and ceased
bothqring poor young heads "to
of make bricks without straw," or re
8 sort, in their distrem to the decep'
ar' tipes you propose to me.
"Composition day," it is true, in
my school-days, was only a delight
to me---Butryou should have seen
Sthe idisotIwas i* srighmetic or al
g abias,erthisteiwil dates ? aow I
pinched the..irl meet ae to help
He an i ndh gitWalny I re
urt' smenbgend it Sa after yeersandsee
the briee mygaiae nhrAe
ideoMw~uy dear jeomg ladies don't
EmtiU diUUonaSad because yeau w
s of slow at "er~oiim" A lpary.
imis itacst your fanlth ior half the
than the sues i.go.1hbe -mjet
Sg eoa to write about Your
amght as well be asked to -
write a di~sertstion -a the sFre 1s 40
mgliery. Then, though yoi gil
msymot be "eoiposttson," it a
be insomethiag~to as impor
tant; so with this liteeonsolatlcnI
leave yQu to wriggle out of yer
dilemma the best wayy earn, with- ball
out .An morever, I mwe
think a tof sbooil-teachere or
make it, as easily might be done, a
delight, instead of a bore and cheat. per
Fauur Fs ouast
imIN mlriM u .r.
There must be several new Bich- to
ops elected at ournextOeneralo IC- H
farenes. They will mU doubtless be cous
chosen on account of fitness for the gag
offioe, but will be pelected as well in
vew of locality, and to meet new
ex.gener in the Church, which
may deniu.^.nd special consideration. Y1
Do not the peculiar relations of the derl
Methodist kpiseopal Church and mot
the people of African descent de- T
m-nd such specal consideration? the
and would not the interests of our inar
Church, and the cane of Christ T
generally, be greatly promoted by not
the election of one or more Bishops taki
of that race? apen
Millions of Africo-Auiericanq who mal
were inaccessible to ws ten years ago ere
are now within the territories of the goo
Methodist EpiseoptlChurch. How and
most effectually to reach these peo- gla
ple and to do them good is a mat= of v
ter worthy of special attention, and doo
one that cannot be lightly disposed --bj
of. smc
A multitude of these peopl have out
already welcomed the "old Church," (
and rallied under her banners with ;in
shouts of joy and gladness. Voter- t
an preachers among them led the ads
way, and adhered faithfully to us to 1
through evil as well as good report. the
And their sons in the Gospel by cap
hundreds are now ministering at mu
our altars, and feeding the Sook of
~ Christ as his under-shepherds. They for
deserve honorable recognition by a d
S the General Conferenuc: ab
Three rival denominationsof Me- for
thodista dispute with us the posses- me
of this field. They are "the African pn
M. E. Church," the 'EZiQ A. I. .in
Church," and the "Colored Ameri- qh
can M. E. Church." Each of these thc
r Churches have Bishops, whose pre- tw<
sence and influence constantly an- do
Y tagonize our Church, and provoke
the objection to it that only white fa
men can be Bishops among us. aE
u Now, the Methodist Episcopal arc
s Church actually leads the Protestant in
it world by profeason and usage, as
i- the representative of the unity of fu
$ the races, and as the champion of mi
, their equal rights, natural, civil and he
n ecclesiastical. The interests of our a
1e Church are inseparably indentiled e,
is with the triumph of this principle- ca
e all rights for all men. And no ex
4 hibition of that principle would be hi
mnore demonstrative of our sincerity d
nor more powerful to develop Afri- o
can manhood, than the fact that the r
highest ecclesiastical dignity is - er
esmsable to qualihed ministers of "s
African descent.
lie The unification of all colored g
he American Methodist's would natur- j
o aly and necessarily foliow such a c
er great fact, because it would forever E
to destro~y the only serious barrier to
n- union. And th osun arent
or devotion of an entire race, thust
onmade welcome as brothers all, in
>ut the "mother ehureb," would add an
' it elemen of moral powe, a mesa
ipt sure of generous support to our
sur inSanial interests, and a resistleas
ten force to ou worl wide movements'
in for saving men, which no Church
mur has had sines the day of TPents
nn Finally, judging fron the inka
all ence of our example alrady upon
sid other denominationsawbo have beeen
"*o provcbed toholy mualationuby our
re- labors inbelm lf of this peopls,*te
ep- should further maccad in securing
an ultimata universal recognition ot
,in the ecclesiastical equality of Chrte
ght tisas of African desient. The ap
men -~ato of the *rgual th
at- stated to thO amrend ' rq
wIlperity of our work i *e
isip South, to themceases of thaxeib
N-. ondst amcv.pl( darh, anbthe6
am-. advaoe..asto tae -ife o(Qcetia
btre the wohos earth, nee not b stea.
in defil. That islaft totb~mrser.
os't kM the q..atipa as subualle inl
4, and pa~f~sellsn o elLuwbom it
the apay eomeera.-.-L (1 Ethea, i
4o CArvgins ddia~stu uT.
/i11 LCIL
ainmuger aima nAmmN *
With u one of the greatest ewk As
to *yeo mne is the eattavbgaat tIhu
em o m stiliaitiyoungwemems to a
bans, 'sides, assumiesmmes ieasehi- aSi
meat salooasesic., patelt uPs. 108
for two persoen beiasnu&y arh ibis
to esar living for oem, sad .pie
saything beaus. ie.&. in NO 'p ws
peet,.r Sia is not a wey An
eastaon pssto women, e s
tolisanduol sad
It eosin so asaek l;d aTi this w
co utry for a ybing to be at
gag-d that many poor caes ee too
prudent to attempt the luxury, and
those who do venture otes wait LA 1
years striving to ave enough town
dergp the exta expense of sltri
This is one of the great camie of
the decresse in mariages, and the
increase of bachelors and old maids. PR
The social evil of "treating" is ianl
not conined to young gentlemen
taking their sweethearts out, and A.
spending all the money they can
make or borrow, to give them an
evenings's' entertainment, and a
good meal of substantiale, do tius
and sweetmnets, with perhaps a
glaus of wine to give it a relish, a. Clio
of which is an insinuation that they an.
do not have enough to eat at home -
-but men who drink, chew or 5
smoke must suaer a heavy penalty
out of pocket, or be called stingy.
Germany sets us a good example -
in all these things.
In very rare cases would it be
admissable there for a gentleman em*
to pay fora lady's ticket to a Iv
theatre or concert, or to pay for her -
cup of coffee, ceake or ices, in a cafe,
much lea to buy her dinner.
It is purely an Americsa custom
for a man to go into a aoo& after
a drink of whisky, and standup at
a bar to take it, in company with
three, four, half a doseo or more
men who happen to be there-some
professional hangers on waiting for N.
invitations to drink. Then the
"have a eigar?" goes round; sad
the man who pays the bill gets
twenty cents worth for about two
Perhaps two dollars which his
family very much need, wisted on
a sponging rabble whose friendship
1 are not gained by the proceed
t ing.
s so much not only for the dread
& ful habit of drinking, but for the
1 miserable custom of a man who
I has the money in his poket being I
r called mean if he does not pay for
every man's drink rho is within
calling distance of the bar.
In Germany every man pays for
e his own drink; and aparty sitdown
7 at a table and chat together each g,
i- over his own glass of lager, often a
* passing half an hour in real social a
' enjoyment on an expenditure of a
fthree enta piece.
dWhisky is not a fashionable drink a
there; indeed it was impossble to I
r- fnd abottle of it for, sle in the
a city of Leipsig, excepting a little
er Scotch whisky Ia a very smell eel
to lar kept by aquiet old dame.
A drunken man staggering
atouhheseesof a Ggrm~n1
acity is seldom seem. A German
'a spends his time at hishbmiausesand
with his family; and 'when he amu
Er seshimaelf, he takes his wife and
shGarden concerts are the chief a
resort through the summer; san in
,winter the orchestra movie into a
Sheal and the crowdifollow.
SFifteen omits wilipey 1sr a In.
commerst of ostrals usess ad
Speople who attend may be mar of
*e Eding thim.ilvea in good ear
gpsany, pr. the.e comeb rtse the
ofdsily asur,~ of mot rsepectable
4 mel ae along their magpaper to
,a. eand Isseuseag inamian
a*y tbswerset 4 ....k. maaIny
(i chinmeng hemelike sees~ p
ad 'wi tbesatmtyande~eammfraties
a i& Isaesis4.gsga~sgla the fmiy
I in chbMakas~ esimly ia.
1O aiwu. N !M
All b~mu. aolies. d alvu~lhm.e.t
fo*qmeN~t1~y s ur le mab
WY.iibas0mig~s* iedlu t su.wm
28 SLa a dssVtm 26
Pmo~pI a~mlh~la glut to .hilbad=
IndahNalc. c( SWUeS
A. P. IFeta &Robert Dolte*
Attorney & Couzaellois at Law.,
No 9. Comwmw~cid Plaw, IL Flomr.
AriercV gat Lays,
128 .....N#abt ahm8 ... .28
(Mop'a Bw. )
rcwncz, No. in coel~mum minis
e AND M112 ElSIE
e ADD PA=, Li .r
e New Oriinsa, Now Ycak Liverpool.
a Lomdom, Mame -Pa ~t or
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