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VOLUME 1. NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA, s8U' fDAY AUGUST 6, 1871. . nI. , I, 11 LOItISIANIAN, OWNED,wi 1ti,l tli AND MANAGED BY COLO !:i MI'\N. IS PUBLISHED EVERY ;ill.l:.p\Y AND SUNDAY MORN 1\, I .r I1 II('RONDELET STREET \ jt O ELFt.NS LA. 1I ,\ 1: 1'INCIIHBACK, ORLE-ANR. (. \UN'T'OTNE, CAO, t .. YV. KEILSO, RAPI ES. - -f- |- 11 n. it". IROWN,---Editor. P. 1,. N. I'INCHBACK, Manager. -.r,,t:s ' r SUfsSPIPT"ON: 6 . $5 00 S , ll .. .. ..... I OF The Louisianiam. Ii tlu (l4lrC1'iltor to establish another l:.i.iuLli.lu jurnl0'L1 iin Now Orleans, tt, thvr Tii, trit of the LOITINIANIAN, Il,,... t ill a uecessity which ha t,, ii 1titL'. 'loi, 1 i,4nloietimes painfully ,it t, ,\ it. In the transition htate t .nur pI,,e', in th4'r it strnggling efforts i :,tt;ili thl.t piitionl in the Body I',,lm,. I I.illh we conceivo to lie their dii, it i. r, :.rl,'1 d that much inform itinul, ituidiiinti,! e iouragement, coun h I a:lil ri pIroof have lbeen lost, in t",.l4) In,. lie of the hack of a medium, th,,ih hih li'l'th, edeticiencienmight Il,,:e silh,,. Wu nshall strive to make thI Li ,l ' siNIAN ita tdiis'i'drtltul in these POLICY. A iir i ,wtt, indicates, the Lo0us ".ti.I.t 4) hll 11)o " Rt7,ttll c',t i (tt i l bIANIAti hll lie Rqoduliimu ia' all /,,,,,, 4,,, ,, rll cir"cu/ i o crhtiIc sii" W e hi.iIlI i dio,,uto the security and enljoy i. ,t ,I Ilerl:ul civil lil-srty, the al54d ,1t, , ,ility of all men Ibfore the law, tl, ,1 iiipa,,rtial disth'ilutioln of hon ,,i d it il.patroun.e to all Mill mlerit j."iriouvi of all:iying iniiii itid ', of !,lit.erating the memory of the bitter 1i,.4iof ironimtting hiiaiiiitony :ili41 unionl onllg all clasies land between all -in ti, i ,~t. we shall advocate the removal ,i ,II lpolitical disabilities , foster kind . . anld forbearance, where malignity s,l lr .litlinllt reigned, and seek for i, 1ii lland justice where wrong and ,I,.I'11in prevailel. Thuiullited in S1 :Ailiis 14 objects, we shall conserve t, iht,-,t iltoreits, elevate our noblle .lnt,.. ti :1 einvitlable 1ismition among i."i i-htr StatAs, by the development I,' I- illilnitadle resourees and secure t.' hill hltltfiLt of the mighty changes : t histitory and condition of the 1 ', and the country. 1; living that there can be no true Ii., hiV ithol,lt the supremacy of law, i, .hall iir'. a strict anlld undiscrimi Lnu, fl auhllnistraltion of justice. TAXATION. VW. h'lll tuillort the doctrine of an 'Iiit;1,l, division of taxation among .ll, I..,1 a fu;ithful collection ofthe t, I, iui,, vcinonly in the expendi tll',i conlfrlnllfrl y 'with the exigen r.1 at tIh, Sltid or c4untry iand the hsna.:r,, ,of every legitimate obliga E:DUCATION. V, shlu:ll sullstain the carrying out of tl.: 0r,\iillns of the act establishing 'i ('iIii,, scheId system, and urge l : I'ur. llanlt duty the edutcation of Ior yillth, ia vitally connected with 1 ', ir anl lilght nent, and the aeenr t ild statility of a Republican GOV FINAL. IUL a p. ,0rous, manly, independent, ,.I ulllicijus (COlilnllt, we shall strive l rn'ilie li, r Ilpa'r, from an ephem .1, :,Il hitenprary existence, and 'tlliih it up1n1 a bhis, that if we 'iiliit "viiniand," we shall at aill ,'l!ts t doserve" success IIIANK,, IE FREEDM AN'S SAIIC S AND TlRUST COMPANY t11,,lh ld yl, the UIiited States I ,vernllnut, March. 18t;5. ti:CI1'- ol 1'FICE, WASHINeTON, D. C. I. L. EATON . ..Actularll. l'LRNCH AT NEW ORLEANS, LA. 114 Caroudelet Street. C, I. STURTEVANT, Cashier. 1a.k H ..rs..... ....6.. 9 . to 3p. LAWS -OF THE- STATE OF LOUISIAWA. [PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY] No. o9. An Aot ( (I tinued frman Las, Ni, m-r.) See. 22. Be it further enacted, etc., That upon the organization of the Council created by this act, it shall be the duty of the Mayor and trus tees, treasurer and controller, and all other officers of the city of Shreveport, to forthwith turn over and deliver to the Mayor and Coun cil as created and constituted by this act; all books, papers, records, documents, moneys, bonds, notes, and every description of movable property whatsoever belonging to the said city of Shrevoport: and in the use of or under the cortrol of any of their respective departments and that if any person holding un der the city of Shreveport, as con stituted previous to the passage of this act, having possession or con trol of any property or effects of any kind whatsoever belonging to the said city, and shall refuse or neglect to forthwith deliver up the same to the Mayor and Council, created by this act, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor,and punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, and imprison ment not exceeding six months. Sec. 22.)le it further enactet, etc., That all laws or parts of laws, in conflict with this act, be and the same are hereby repealed. Sec. 24. Be it further enacted, etc., That this act shall take effect from and after its passage. [Signed GEO. W. CARTER, Speaker of the House of Repre sentatives. SSigned j OSCAR J. DUNN, Lieutenant Governor and Pr'esident of the Senate. Approved April 27, 1871. [Signed) II. C. WARMOTH, Governor of the State of Louisiana. A true copy: (iFo. E. ]BvEf;, Secretary of State. No. 101. AN ACWE. To ratify and confirm a compromise made between the city of Shreve port and the assignees and repre sentatives of the Shreveport Town Company in relation to property in said city, known as "The Batture property" a' rati fy an ordinance of the Maydr and Trustees of said city, adopted January 21, 1871. SzErcox 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa tives of the State of Louisiana, in General Assembly conveyed, That the compromise made by the city of Shreveport on the one part, and by Messrs. Nutt and Leonard, agents and attorneys of M. D. C. Crane, James H. Pickett, W. R. Carter, Amelia M. Hord, Robert L. Gilmor, John (irigsby, L. B. Grigsby andti Ann M. Jenkins, administrators of succession of B. Jenkins, the as signees and representatives of the Shreveport Town Company, on the other part, be and the sameIc is here by fully ratified and confirmed, and the parties are herby authorized to carry the same into effect See. 2. Be it further epactod, etc., That the ordinance adopted by the Mayor and Truees of the city of Shreveport, at an adjourned meet ing held on the twenty-first January 1871, relative to said compromise, be and the same is hereby declared to be fully ratified and confinrmed, said ordinance being as follows: Be it ordained by the Mayor and Trustees of thd city gf Shreveport, in legal assemblly convened, That the proposition made by the as signees and representatip of the Shreveport Town Company through their agents and attorneys, Meesrs. Nutt and Leonard, which has been filed of this date with the c. y re sords in relation to a compromise between said assignees and repre sentatives and the citj of Shreveport of all matters at issue resulting from conlicting claims to the prop erty generally known as the b1t ture particularly designated and described on two maps of same, this day filed with city re..rda, be and the same is hereby accepted. Be it further ordained, etc., That the City Surveyor be and he is hereby instructed to proceed at once to make a survey of said bat ture, and to lay off same into suit able blocks and lots, reserving pro per streets and alleys, including in same the property said city recently recovered from F. C. Walpole, which is portion of said batture. Be it ordained, etc., That a space or street shall be left open on the immediate bayou and river bank, and that all future accretion thereto shall belong to the city for public use. Be it ordained, etc., That the city and said reprusentatives shall pay parties having an equitable claim thereto for improvement on proper ty recovered from F. C. Walpole, the same to be valued by three dis interested parties. Be it ordained, etc., That the property acquired by Mrs. S. C. Head from the city shall remain in her possession until May, 1874, when the same shall be by her delivered to said city and representative, to gether with all iuiprovements there on, without any compensation; and in lieu of said property Mrs. Head shall have the right to select and take as owner the same quantity of ground from the block to be laid off on the west side of Bossier street, said selection to be made in the middle of such block, and ;ot at the corner thereof; provided, that said Mrs. Head accepts in wri ting the terms of this ordinance. Be it further ordained, etc., That after survey and plat of said bat ture shall have been made as here inbefore provided, all the lots there of shall he sold at public auction on the following terms aid conditions, namely, one fourth cash, balance in equal payments of one, two and three years, for which purchasers shall give notes, with approved per sonal security, bearing. eight per cent per annum interest from day of sale, and secured by special mort gage waiving benefit of appraise ment on property sold. Be it further ordained, etc., That in accordance with the proposition made by Messrs. Nutt and Leonard agents and attorneys, one-half of the proceeds of such sale shall be received by them and one-half by the city. Be it further ordained, etc., That the sale shall be made on or before the fourth of May next, 1871. Be it further enacted, etc., That Sany suits brought to evict parties who are or may be in possession of I any portion of said batture shall be I brought by Nutt and Leonard at the expense of the parties whom they represent. Be it further enacted, etc., That i this ordinance and compromise shall be submitted to the Legislature of the State of Louisiana, who are I hereby respectfully requested to en act a law ratifying and confirming the same. Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, etc., SThat said act shall take effect from ,and after its passage. [Signed I G(EO. W. CARTER, Speaker of the House of Repre sentatives. [Signed] OSCAR J. DUNN, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate. SApproved May 4, 1871. [Signed] H. C. WARMOTH, Governor of the State of Louisiana. A true copy: Gan. E. BovEq, Secretary of State. COMC HORROR. A Boston exchange is responsible for the following Itory: A short time since a man appear ed at the Boston City Hall, request Sing an interview with the chie of V"What can I do for you?" inqnired Sthe ocial UAre rou the chief ?" t "Can I speak to y privately?" -"Yes-speak out "No one win bear ms?' "No." "Are you sure?" a "Well, then, liaten. As I was -cteing the Comm.o hat night, saout twelve Obd.k, Is[m aweman i all t whe to s if ahe was fo SPom4I".' +ilaa POETRY. TO-DAY. BYT . E. CARPEINTR. Don't tell me of to-m row ; Oive me the man who'll say, That, when a good deed's to be done, "Let's do the deed lt-day." We may al command the presest, If we act, sa never wait ; Cut repentance is the phanton Of a past that comes too late ! Don't tell me of to-morrow; There is much todo today, That can awoeramenesVqird If we tha tae s away; Every moment has its duty; Who the futire can foretell? Why put off until to-morrow "What to.day can do as well?" Don't tell me of to-morrow: If we look upon the past, How much that we have left to do We cannot do at last ! lb-day--it is the only time For all upon the earth ; It takes an age to form a life A monment gives it birth ! LECTURE Br REV. H. H. WHIa. THE ASSASSINATION OF PRE SIDENT LINCOLN. MSrTINr OF THE COLORED CITIZENS AT THE BAPTner CHURCH LITuE ROCK AwtLsas. A meeting of colored citizens was held at the Baptist Churbh on Gaines street, last evening, under the auspices of the Lincoln Memorial Club, to commemorate the death of Abraham Lincoln. The proceed ings consisted of a lecture by Rev: H. H. White, and singing. We present an abstract of the.lecture below. The theme upon which the speaker dwelt was, LINCOLN'S GREATEST ACT. He said, LADIES AND (EWrLEUEN:--I am going to address you upon emanci pation as the greatest act of Abra ham Lincoln's life. It has been very aptly said, that, "The deedn of time are governed as well as judged by the decrees of eternity. The caprice of fleeting existences bends to the immovable Omnipetance, which plants its foot on all the cen turios and has neither change of purpose nor repose. Sometimes, like a messenger through the thick darkness of night, it steps along mysterious ways, but when the hour strikes for a peopleror for mankind to pass into a new form of being, unA*n hands draw the bolts fromw the gates of futurity; an all-subdu ing influence prepares the minds of men for the coming revolution; those whol plan resistance find themselves in cenflict with the will of Providence rather than with hu man devices; and all hearts, and all understandings most of all the opinions and influences of the unwilling, are wonderfully attracted and compelled to bear forward' the change, which becomes more an obedience to the law of universal nature than submission to the ar bitrament of man. Every enlight ened, reflecting, candid mind eoannot fail of seeing the handof Providence creating, moulding, directing and pressing forward to finaleoamuma tion, the events which constitute the epochs of the history of the race. And to fail of discerning an emi nently benefienet qmd in iwihich the rapidly suaeeding evmnts of his tory enlminate,-a purpose emhrac ing the highest good of the entire family of man, argues a adaeas so stultifying to the moral seae as to be unworthy the lower order of the animal creation. All the works of God are diistinguiebed by gradual developmenti but his phrpose though like comets they take leug circite, will corni round at last; and in their falfillment the heart 44 mankind swellsa.with a miglo~y. So much may,be truf mid of the rise and fall of the institation of American 8Sarery. That Provi dAmne pammitted it, none can that its complete or _ -, all miut pronimate .use mawa grasped by kee Ipsemeny in the developmenat oof ~ivie uinpmO With what does the world now ae Iota the L ... cith peros and work of Jesus of Naza re And while the tragedy of! Oalmsry discovers motives, princi plea and.purposes the most wicked I in the direct causes, on the part of the Divine Being, that history, en riohed by the grand theme of Re- 1 demption, reflects principles , and 4 motives the most holy and most i geneuous; and all is said to have I befn by hie "determinate eonscil I and Iorknowleie." 4 .emnmaber that history, with the record of all its catastrophes; I all its marvdeous, inerutable events, its intellectual struggles and crises; all its devolopments and absorp tions, governed by laws, Eternal and unchangable, is but the recordi of the unfoldings of the human mind as it progresses through dark ness to light; from ignorance to I knowledge; from the slavery of precedent, to the, noble liberty of pure and perfect intellectual Free- i dom. The epochs of history may be regarded as the way marks of l progress-the highest andl most ad- I vanced points gained by the ever- 1 restless and progressive mind of man. Ever seeking higher, fuller and nobler existence, though long burdened and oppressed by multi form wrongs and injustices, and forsooth bears the galling load for centuries, it burst asunder the gyves by which its vitals were throttled; casts off the grave clothes of the past; comes forth from the tomb of conservatism and plants itself on the next grade higher in the scale of a nobler existence. The revolution of 1860-C,5, in this country, was inevitable. Goethe says, "If you plant an oak in a flower vase, either the oak must wither or the vase crack." Some men tried hard to save the vase, but Providence let it crack, and preserved the oak. No nation can live under the influence and opera tion of two antagonistic ideas. A single idea only can be homogene ous to a community of interests. The nation started with the declar ation, that, "all men are created equal," and endowed with the in alienable right to liberty and its corollaries. That is a just idea. In 1789 the seeds of dissolution were sown. The doctrine, that any class of human beings is created for a condition of slavery, is preposter ous and false. It portends disas ter, shame and death. Free labor and equality,. Aristocracy and slave labor, are antagonistic ideas. As oil and water will not mix, so these can not be harmonized. Brought together and fostered under the aegis of the same institutions, they naturally breed llscord and con lict. Jamestown and Plymouth Rock never could agree. In 1815 Anti slavery agitation was commenced. Waxing warmer during the apace of fifty years and becoming general, a crisis in National affairs was reached. The .Democratic party strove intensely to arrest, circum vent, and crush liberal and just ideas, but at last broke into a gen eral quarrel and split During the campaign of 1859 the Bell-Everett party operated as a kind of sweet oil correlative to the Douglass wing of the Democracy. Thus aided, the Re publican party triumphantly elected Abraham Lincoln, and carried Plymouth Rock to Washington. Born west of the Alleghanies in the cabin of poor people of 'Harden coonty, Kentucky, whose parents, as his biographers msay, could neither readnor write, hemanaged to ob tain what may be regarded as parely, g American education. thM day to day he lived thei ebf the American pecople~sri a itelight, reseoned ii- reasen, thought ith itaty power of thought," ;b or-t forward and upward by the spirit of ree institutiues felt the beatings of its pojhu eat, ad s was in a sM of nanre,. a - the west, the son of A-pj3" the a·rdent friend of the , wand at th oppreaed. Taking th'Declaration of Indepedaee paees teompendium of his poicuial widenom, he tdied and etm deeply into the mtimremte of WC. iagtom, Jetruu med the leadig Statmea of their day. To every African race, as being socia y, mo rally and politically wrong. The men of the Revolution, whose great thought conceived and gave birth to the nation pMaeed away. S3e ceeded by a new generation blinded by the lustre of wealth, to be ae quired by tl culture of a new staple, Massachusettswasuconfrnted by Virginia with the doetrinb that the slave system was wise, Ptovi dential and good-benefbieatb the i oppressed and highly tbsea to the oppressor,--an eminmet h archal concern. As "The evil which men do lives after them, While the good is often with their bones interred." so there is no data from which to calculate the immensely illy resUlts of a false conception. The law of reproduction governs thought as much as nature. Every thing, both ib nature and thought, reproduces itself in a great multiplied form. The tree bears fruit after its kind and so do the vine, the reptile, the animal and the herb. In like man ner every thought and every action ripenus and multiplies its seed, each according to its kind. As in the in dividual man, much more in a na tion, righteousness exalts, and crown with glory and life; while the reward of sin is misery, shame and death. The spirit of evil is keenly alive, intensely logical and audaciously persistent. Seeking consistency in a bastard science, the South looked for and found abundant means by which to establish slavery in the bulwarks of American law; to work it into the organism of rising States and to fix it in the public sentiment of the Country at large. Complete ly dehumanized at the South the negroe's manhood was reluctantly acknowledge at the North, in theo ry, but discarded in fact. Territo ry, for the spread of the curse, was demanded, and half of Mexico giv en. Command of Stite and Na tional Legislation was sought and gained. Courts of judicature were subordinated, and the forensic arm .of the gwvernment Ient to its aid. Through cunning, plausiblei ntrigue Judge Taney's notorious decision was obtained and the sentiment of the Country, brought to crystalize around that most unjust, strange and unnatural opinion. But these aggressions on the one hand, and Anti-slavery agitation on the other, woke up the nation, at last, to sober reflection; and slavery touched its downfall. That was a glorious day (or America and the world, ,when the proclamation of freo4om was made in 1863. Heav en shouted, "Sublime!" "Angels rejoiced, the earth was glad And praise surrounded the throne." True, it came as a war measure, but, with a single exception, liberty has been always a child of convul sion. Nor can we believe that the total abolition of slavery in this country could have come, except through the critical conjuncture of National affairs caused by the war. How ditl the French slave trade go down? "When Napoleon came back from Elba, when his fate hung trembling in the balance and he Swished to gather around him tlhe sympathies of the liberals of Eu rope, he no sooner set foot in the Tuilleries than he signed the edict abolishing the slave trade, against which the Abolitionists of Englad adl draneehad proetesja twen ty years in win." Tilave system of Franes wevabowh maid convul sion. 'rla stormr that rocked the ,yt of stab almost to foundering under the Provisional Government of 1848, snapped forea the i of the French slave. So of Mdin sad south Amerion ea o and s of every oher when libetty, civil or j has been .achieved, l e in 1834, wheat ntgua to the monwrl dignity of e 5 hemr slaves without the'slaedding of blood. Although it came through the agonies of civil war the anameipa tea act of Abahma [4i yor greswetmis uranpmals42l4e a thure teabs by whic.h hpor lmes and vleus pL as objqu may *ebdevraheadits inrji worth, ie Paml utility of its aiptaliom emd the esut t UiEk itmdOba ik d i sout iegs tp ge d r a lt *merbhst ~~-smamC rd& One S4 1iip poar s15 h5r * Pive . 4 1 4 go. 3u 45£- Trinhdet ade lr..r th1O :t pe .gar. tit lasaetio; a b.hme t AU oriiae moioseii lr at d aiws to be khmred tweat ace pr. a /e so. Funeral Notices printed on horetest no tice and with quickest dispatch. HENRY C. & H.M.D[BL LAWYERS' ADVERTISEMENTS JOHN B. HOWABD. LAW o0FiMe, 26 S. t Charles Street 26 Prompt attention given to civil badiness in the several courts of the State. A. P. els & obebrt Dolton Attorneys & Counsellors at Law. No 9. bmmelrcial Pklae, 2d. floor. --0- s!Strict Attention to all Civil d Criminal busimeas in do State sad Usied States Courts HENRY C. & H. M. 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