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1a. 9. 31)0 , Editor and tsbiher.,
P. B. S. PINCHBACK, Manager,
MISSe SPPI : - Daniel E. Young,
LOUISIANA -John A. Washington,
Black Hawk, Concordia Parish; Hon. O.
Y. Kelmo, Alexandria; Antoine & Sterrett,
8hrevsport, A. C. Ruth, Carr~l Parish.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA :-James
A. D.Oreen, Washington City.
ILLINOIS :-Lewis B. White, Chicago.
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agent, and is authorized to solicit
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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 1871.
*UR CIIOICE FQR PRESIDE.T, 1872:
U. S. GR AN\T.
STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE.
PREs'T-1'. B. S. PINCIIBACK of Orlenus.
REoon~lu SEc: Y - WIL.IAM VIGERS.
CoRE.sPo'ovnTN SEc'r J. W. FAIRFAX.
(roR TUE STATE AT LIP.GE.]
EDWARD BUTLER,dof Plaquemines.
S. S. SCHMIDT, of Orlc:as.
THOMPSON C(u'.KELY, of Rapidis.
1 ALBERT GANTT. of St. Lai.ry.
JOHN PARSON, of Orleans.
A. W. SMYTH, of Orleans.
H. RABY, of Natitoches.
JAMES MCCLEERY, Caddo.
DAVID YOUNG, C'oncordis.
F. J. HERRON. of Orlaun'.
First Congressional Distriet - Hugh J.
Campbell, H. Mahonry.
Second Congressional District - A. E.
Barber, Jatmese I. Belden.
Third Congr. "sintal District - Thomas
H. Noland. (it,r.rge Washington.
Fourth Congrces.ional DiPtrict-L. T
Dewees, ILaforid Blunt" "
Fifth Congressional altrict-A. W.
Faulkner, A. B. Harris.
Hon. HUGH J. CAMPBELL, Chair
Hon. P. B. S. PIN('IIITACK.
Hon. HARRY MAIION1EY.
Hon. F. J. IIERI:N.
Hon. A. B. HARRIS.
Hon. A. E. BARBER.
Hon. F. J. HERRON.
Hon. THOS. J. NOLAND.
Hon. Ed. BUTLER.
Hon. A. W. FAULKNER.
JOHN PARS1ONS Fsq.
MORE PROPS FALLING.
The AtlaAnya rPider of Sept. 8,
summary disposesof the stataents
by A. L Close of Ohio, in his let
ter to the Cincinnatt Commercial of
Aug. 22, that he was acting secre
tary of the Third Ward (St. Mary's
The attendance was large and enthu
siastic. This convention heartily indired
Oscar J. Dunnt, ud censured Governor
Warmoth, and after regularly electing
delegates to the State covenvti,,n, ad
The Regi,, :tayS; :
The truth is that, MIr. Ci. ,e was uLer a
eeretary at any convention; he uIcer
war present at any meeting f *r the elec
tion of delegates ; an i tlu, m)etting ws:
held in the ward on the day named.
The Customhouse bayonet ruIers
also claim that no one who had
business in the granite building wir
prevented from entering and trans
acting it on the nmemorable Aug.
9. Did the minions of this power, not
prevent aepe lamedl colored man,
Mr. Pierre Magloire, of the parishll
of Avoiylles, fvm going up) stairs
to the Land Office on that day when
he had business to Ir'ansact there ?
We lament to record the untime
ly death of Senator E. W. Pierce,
yesterday at 1 o'clock P. M. at his
residence in this city, corner Con
stance and Fourth sC-eets. His
funeral will take place this morn
ing at 10 o'clock A.,M. and his re
mains wil be temporarily deposited
in the Girod street cemetery.
8W So many of our credulous
friends having reilily believed the
story attsibbted to Professor Agas
is that thete will be a destructive
tidal wave psipang over the Gulf and
hurrying)he waters of the Lbake
over Ne Orleans to the uttr dee
/~;io t 9 11 life and property in
itp,*s we copy a letter m by
eamapetat sathority, and direct the
atteepins sa for readers to it.
There isno danger from such a
TE LANO - DOUQLA$8
Major Martin R. D i:::. h1:s
written a lengthy letter t., l ;'. le'rick
Douglass, reviewing the political
condition of South Carolina, which
he thinks will apply justly to near
ly if not the whole of the reon
structed State. This letter has
been published in the Charleston
Republican and The New Natw;al
Era, and Mr. Douglass has replied
to the Major. • The Era of Sept. 7 i
now comes to us with another able
refutation of some. of the most
serious charges made by Mr. Dela
ny against the Federal Adminis
tration of caste discrimination in
certain appointments. We propose
as briefly as is consistent with per
spicuity to lay before the readers of
TRa " LoUmerslZIA a resume of the
Major's review, and of the replies to
him, and interperse the whole with
a few rentirks of our own.
The review starts out with:
When the war ended the colored people
of the South had little knowledge of
social and political affairs, and had of
necessity to accept such leaders as pre
Going a step further it says :
When reconstruction commenced,
political leaders were greatly required.
but few to be had. Southerners (the old
masters) studiously opposed and refused
to countenance reconstruction, and the
freedmen were fearful and would not have
trusted them it they could have obtained
i their aid.
Those who came with or followed the
army, with a very tiw native whites, w.r
the only or,,ilbie politial elemen,t It, le bA,ul
to co,: ry out ithe ?reasur'I. 's , r* r,,, i. /, ir ,,.
A large part s"t tlhose most activ, wvrr
I of the lowest 1rOule of Northern society,
negro-hater. at ho lre, who could not haw",
been elected to any losition of honor or
trust. Just slcl men as burnt down tn
gro orphan asylum:.., nd hung negro tulur
to lamp-posts in the NSv York riot r1'
The best anod mIest crumpeent Se,; nere
chcosen toll th most inmporttnt rositfinis in
State ai lobei governments, while the
otaers readily obtained such places as re
Iquired incunmbents. Indeed, there wert
s!carcely one so incompetetint a. not to
have beell asrignel somnic position oi
The review colplhuis that as soon as:
they were "in" they sought to i,ltrle
therilsdtl~. into the confidence of the Ilacks
and place thencmlvc s at their heart as
le:dcrs. So iutiioiuslv did thvy do this
.that it was not dliscover..l il the few
SColored men of intelligent'e who held
places among them till too late to remstl:
the tatal evil.
That these "'danagognes laid thi
foundation of their career upon the
babis of deception, lying, cheating,
stealing, whatever can be done is
fair." That jealous of the few in
telligent colored men among thet
they studiously sought to divide
the blacks by sowing the seed of
discord among them.
Trained in the leagues as serfs to their
riseters, it became dangerous to oppose
these men of mischief' Because, having
been recommended to their confidence at
the commen-eme nt of reconstruction,
their experience and knowledge in public
men and matters were too limited to be
I hive anything against them.
And so on he laments the con
dition and denounces the "Carpet
baggers." Is the Major prepared to
extent this to admit 4hen that negro
suffrage is a failure? Does he not
believe in organization ? He is
driven, however, to admit that,
One most fruitful cause of mischief in
the party arose from the age and want of
experience in the party of the good
white men who assumed to lead in poll.
tice-as well as ignorance in the most of
them-and the same may be said of their
colored colleagues- For the most part
young men, where they possessed the
cultivated qualification, they were deft
cient in experience and knowledge in
Passing from this to the effect
upon the formerly "simple mcnd
ed" people of his race the review
The effect upon the people is wonder
ful. From a polite, pleasant, agreeable.
kindly (ommon people, ever ready and
obliging, there is now to be met with an
ill mannerly, sullen, disagreable, unkind,
disobliging populace, seemingly filed
with hatred ant ready fer resentment.
These changes 'n the character of the
Ipeople must have been noticed by every
intelligent observer, in contradistinction
Ito their former excellent reputation.
Forlnely they were proverbial tfr their
orlitness, latterly they are noticed for
their absence of it. of ese pcple ar.
despoiled of their natural 'haraeteri.-itic·.
and shamelully demoralized ,by renegal,
Incaeasing in exacerbation hec
rushes on what he calls the social
r'latibns of the colored people and
strange this is not attributed t,
the "carpelt-bagger." He says of t:he.
colored leople of South Carolina :
Still adhering to an absurdity, a relic of
the degraded pst, they cling to the as
sumption of superiority of white blood
and brown complexion. And to such an
extent is this carried, I am told, that old
societies have been revived and revised.
and absolute provisions made against
the admission among them of a pure
blooded black. Fire, militar' compani .
and even churches and graveyards, it is
said, are permanemntly established on this
basis In one church, at least, n blacks
ae to be seen, and in another miere in a
division line between the blale i .;
browns by dilffrent seats.
These distinctionq n.!,rll~ .'v, ii.
blaceks and widen thel br , i,..';, *.: ,I;di
never have existed. Wat, ,ian, .....,v
is this on the conditin ,' ...
Pondering this satject hie calls
Mr. Douglas' attattion to the course
of the Natioedal Government, in
pogntsdl7Ahsbiting distinction of
kbla in- negro appointments. He
says that no department in Wash
ington ia there a singleb ackina
position above that of lascquea, in
no appointment requiring qualifies
tion and pultsEinsMiad oat of Wash
ingtoan is thee a p Mark m an or
woman to be head; ha W:
Tnere u.c; be thewe two exceptions: Xn
ordinary bli.k lmnn, the keeper of a grog
.p, received the appaintment of poet
ter across the Jamen river, opposite
tichmond,. Virginia--obtained, it is
alid. at the request of a Deuocratic com
ulniuty. Also, it is said, that a. black
man has received the appointment of
SConsul General and Minister Resident to
the Republic of Liberia, Africa, which re
quired a reoommads.tion from nearly the
whole of the lepebliean mebas of the
Seao* to obteai the notice of 'ii. Sr.
tary of State, &a ltea- h I This min
ister, I am told, pa tently refs to
recognize the application of a black for
any position. And inded, I am further
informed that his prejudice to color
caused the removal of the accomplished
Haydtien Minister, Colonel Romain, from
Washington to New York eity. Other
membersof the Cabinet, it is said, largely
share these feelings against the pure ne
I think it may safely said of the differ
ent State governments, the blacks being
studiously neglected, ezoept indeed to
persistently make appointments of incom
petent black men to positions which only
bring discredit on them and their race.
And in not a single instance does it occur
to my mind in which a competent black
man has received an appointment from a
State executive, with a single exceptioln,
that of the Governor of a far Southern
State, who appointed a black man (a
special favorite of his) as one of four har
bor uaaters-the others being white-he
having to employ a white memn at one
hundred dollars it mouth to do his duties
for him; when in the same city there were
a nunler of well qualified black men, not
one of whom ever received an 'office of
equal significance. The fact is not ig
nored of the Governor of South Carolina
honoring a black nman wit I an appoints
ment of aid-de-camp on his staff, an of
fice purely of honor, yet an honor which
any gentleman might accept. and is duly
appreciated by the recipient.
True says he "this is no fault of
our brwna brother but of the gov
Proceeding to argue the claims
of the race i, lpporl tion to the
ratio ,if ipiulatincl, he clatimsl for
tic two iw llion and a half pure
ll",l,' Ii!:cks a,pr ipirtionaite en
jovi.;:t of FI"Ederal ani State pa
trI.mi:yL.. He c.lhatrgs that the real
':.r/,'i, r.,ai. j to- lay s11 before
mllanlcipttion a po litical nonentity
hbef.re the governments of the
c ,unlltr; and he calls on Mr.
) m glass to aid him "to crush in
i 1,'aiis. the otis'lrimg of the miouster
ia:lccN.er foundi." And this is to
ie don lby eilective reorganization
Ibas ,l upon i te. llignuce, respectabil
ity :an l hone ,ty. "
The rt pl: of Mr. Dounglass is a
ii inipreh, iisive, mannly, generous tip
1,reciiLtilii of thile whole sitation.
He -Wt. out with a williungness to
ailhit tlia:t till, pilitr reconstriic
tioniistf wl.e not itnuticalate. But
I -!i:-c, howev-,r, nti t-.lrs to shed over
:.hit rett of oilr pa ;t, and no dtnnncia
Ii,,","to th is carlwt-ia,_girs who aLssumd
th, le. kt.l r'aip in the alltter of reconstruc
tion. Upon the whole, they have done
prettytv wal at anlly rate, their prominence
w as inevitable, and I am disposed to make
the best of it. Your narrativo is strong
anld striking, but not strange. The desti
tution of politinal knowleidge among the
newly entranchi.sed and enuancilpted peo
pI'i of ,uth (C urol:na, the sullen iontempt
and indifti-r,.n.'o nith which the old slave
holdin;g .lie looti1 upon all efforts to
brin, thtit State into harmnioionsi relations
to tit, Nati nil (Gov,.rnml-nt, the absence
of liltN" iddhile' (ti.-s .oi ing the native
white pIopuation, pa,...,d orlf snficient
iutellhgence ant patiriti, a to take the
l.ad in thi needed w,,rik of renrganization.
the pres,:ini nec'-;ity for thre early con
sunmniation of that work. not only recon
cilc me to the elimpliiymenlt of such hands
as werer found ready to engage in that
work. bu!t nake ine thankful that any were
found to lead in its performance.
He reminds the Major of a histor
ical fact, that the men who lay th,
foundation of States are not always
the most scrupulous. He claimrs
that the material was the best avail
able-they did yeoman service and
we should be thankful. Mr. ,e
lany is reminded that ignorance can
never cope with knowledge. That
our race were made dupes was one
of the consequences of their degra
dation and ignorance; but Mr.
Douglas rather thinks that we are
rising out of this now:
The coloredl people of the tuth are
just now going to- school. It iT hardly
worth while to lameat that the school is
not better than it is. It is the best at
hand, and the wisest corsne is amake the
best of it. Tuey cannot exlt to get
something for nothing. Thebit things
come to any people only through sufferr
ing and toil.
On the lament over the altered
manners of the people, Mr. Douglarw
administers a cutting rebuke.
I hardly think you are quite jaust in
what you say of the chaenged manners ot
the colored people of Soullth Caselina. It
does not not snem to min that their degen
om e,'ye- is so complIete as you describe it to
ibe. Were yon not M. R. Diatxr, I
ihonld say that the man who wrote thus
of the i:auners of the colored people of
South ('saolina had taken his place witL
the old planters. You certainly cannotbe
among those of the South who prefer the
lash inspired manners of the past.
Liberty has its manners as well as sla
very, anu with those manners true self re
spact goes hand in hand with a just re
spect tor the rigats and feelings of othery.
Have patience, my old friend. The white
people ot the South have more to bear
from the ehange in the nl a maulnnce
th'n .ou .i'. I have. It must b,
v. ry gi ln t . their setinug' to mse theiz
form r klaves, ,o so i haubl aend cower
up ,n th ·ishr .ur n:i,. q,,r tmuing and re
S. ,. witiiht Insk' . .u ,,.." of the old
.,. ,,,'~a ,ef'nl c :;. ; servitn .i . But It
it ea Cn beet this W. depanrture on the
par, of the blacks, Po aned I ought to
ar our sanffermng in silence. All that
old-frashioned hlow-do Aunty ? and Sarert
lassea manners is out of joint with our
times. It was very pleamant in its day. It
bespoke eondeseewon on the cue side
anldrvile bmio on tlhe other, and
though pleasate tha the soud of the
sh, it wasa pat of slvery. Ithada
real signihcance then. It ha none now.
When the body disappease would not
detain its shadow.
Mr. Douglass properly jomn the
Major in ~moe denwietion of that
unspeakably mean, contemptible,
suicidal pad nusles imitatI of
omapiniha olde Wid M
attempt to subdivide the negro race
into acs and broawns. No effort
of the carpet-agger to influence
the ignorant against the intelligence
can be worse than the studious to ef
forts ere* a backparty. Thank God
we are confidet that the political
and scholaseeti acati d expandon
and enlightenmemt which the colored
man is receiving in this country at
present, are such as to forbid the in
dulgence, to any extent of any bucih
algpinable and monstrouusdoctrine.
We know something of the bitter
ness and intense malignity which
are engendered where such a hell
borgentiment is allqpred to prevail;
we can a, "tale unfold" of some of
the horrors of such a "family. quar
rol," but we have more confidence
in the increasing intelligence of our
race; and with Mr. Douglass we
sincerely hope that the Major has
imparted a deeper coloring to his
bitterness than the facts warrant.
On the conduct of the .General
Government, both Mr. Douglas and
his correspondedt in the. Era, of
Sept. 7, amply refute the charges.
Thqy show conclusively that Mr.
Delany is entirely wrong in his ac
cusations against the Government,
and that when he made his grave
charges they rested on no better
foindaoiop than "they say," and
were built upon the exacerbation of
a wounded spirit.
On the right of the negro race to
the enjoyment of his one-eighth of
all the patronage and emoluments,
Mr. Douglas it admirable. He re
duces the argument to an absurdity
by showing that-
' Equal in numbers, they should, O4
comure, be equal in everything else. They
should constitute one-eighth of the poets
statesmen, scholars, authors. and philoso
phers of the country. The test should be
impartially and stringently applied, if ap
plied at all, and should bear equally i
all directions. The negro in black should
mark every octave on the National
The octagonal principle though
faultless in figures-is a signal fail
ure in practice.
SIXTH WARD ANTICS.
A friend who was present at the
meeting of the "Customhouse fac
tion" on Monday evening in the
Sixth Ward, gives the following in
formation with reference to the
"Last night the Customhouse
faction strained in grand style with
all their might to induce the peo
ple of the Sixth Ward to join in
their crowd, so as to have it to
publish that they had a large meet
ing. They knew that "flies are not
caught with vinegar" and knowing
how sweet music is to our people
they had the famous Customhouse
band in attendance, to arouse and
attract the people. Naturally the
thing took, but those they most
wanted near, stood a great way off.
When encouragement enough was
given, the Hall on Claiborne near
Ursulines street, formerly used as
the Sixth Ward Mother Club was
opened and the crowd went in with
the music. Having'no particular in
clination to go far, and there being
no other circus, or burlesque opera
tions tempting one elsewhere, and
seeing that in this occasion they did
not demand "a ticket of admission,"
nor have any bayonets stacked in
the vicinity, I entered the hall to
see the show. I was surprized on
entering to find that with all the
drummming, only one hundred and
ten persons including the members
ofthe band and myself, had been
drawn inside. And of this number
there were only eighteen residents
of the ward, the others being
visitors from the Fourth, Fifth,
Seventh, Eight, and Ninth Wards.
Among the eighteen legitimate
members of the Ward, were dif
ferent employees of the Federal
Departmntas. The club under
these circumdt~tces went through
the farce of an election for officers
Lo serve' Eor the next term. They
played the "tickle me Tob and I'll
tickle you" game to perfection.
One officer nominated the other,
and so on they went and re-elected
each other by acclamation. The snuc
cess was too great not to be enciting
and so the band struck up a lively
tune. As soon as the transport
was over, a frightful document duly
trimmed up. with U. S. red tape,
was brought forth and the, endors
ing and denouncing process com
menced. They started as was
proper with President Grant, then
they c.uld see no one in all the
uip, ti;1! the) eame to UInited
State sMrshal Packard, who fthey
coveled Ioer "with mud ai gloi'y"
for lush protection of the ovren
Ition and its members, &e. Then
they turned to deaeuncing 0ov
ernaor Warmoth, Hugh J. 43mp
bell, the epubicrm , and ever body
else connected with them, all of
whichistoappear in The 'iti'zen'
Guard. Thea the band cheered
them again wcth "Let me hism him
for his mothe" and to prevent
myldf fron mahing through Uhe
hall to do this, or a len saatiuamte
thing,I ros to leave and heard
s m-lon to oadjoinr .
thing ras a nies asthey was
only.. the eoetr of the ward we
maio* p.. as this ye hnow
dom't emoasts anyhingi tbase
ai"Wm. Walsh, wlhei dhot special
officer James Smith, on Franklin
street, several weeks ago, has been
arrestedon the finding of the Grand
Jury of a true bill for " shooting
v ith intent to kilL" It is expected
thlt bail or his appearance to stand
The members of the Lousiana
Progressive Club, are notified of a
meetingt their r6om, at 7 o'clock
P. M. Friday Sept. 15.
[Posl Tag wxNIAw.
There was considerable comment
upon the suspicious elimination
from Lieutenant Governor Dunn's
letter of the four numbered and
specific charges contained in the
original publication in the Cilizens'
Guard. That paper now explains
by saying that the four "items"
were part of a communication from
another party, and became accident
ally mixed up with Mr. Dunn's
romance. I don't see how this
statement helps the matter. The
manuscript seems to have been so
strongly similar that the Guard's
printers could not tell which from
t'other. What I and the public
would most like your contemporary
to explain is whether Dunn wrote
any portion of what it published as
emanating from him, or whether
the unknown "item" maker is also
the author of the Greeley epistle. If
the latter is the cake, it is unkind
to keep him in concealment. The
Fair Association would give him a
blue ribbon as champion fictionist
if the Guard would trot him out.
ClI. CILOIBR FOLKS LEAbN.
In the 26th Annual Report of the
Board of Education for ITassachu,
setts, page 81, we find the follow
In my last report I urged the im
portance of mastering spelling dur
ing the memorial age of the child,
while the memory is cirenmstantial
and easily grasps details, words and
their forms, and while the philoso
phical memory is yet latent. The
conviction then expressed, that the
art of spelling may be essentially
completed under ten or twelve years
of age, has been strengthened by
the ebservations of another year.
As this statement has been more
than once questioned, even by teach
ers, I cite a single fact in its confir
mation. At the meeting of the
Rhode Island Institute of Instruc
tion, held in Providence during the
month of January of the present
year, a class of colored children, of
the'average age of nine years, from
one of the primary schools of the
dty; came to the church whore the
session was to 'be held. to be ex
amined. Being invited to desig
nate the -worde which were to be
put to the class, I selected the fol
lowing. But one word was mis
Fuchsin, Mnemoteehy, Archetype,
Stubbornness, Botanic, Ecclesiastes,
Mischievous, Exhibition, Eccentrici
ty, Stereotype, Centemtible, Crypto
ogamous, Sylligaism, Requisite, Diar
rheea, Analyze, Tyrannic, Apos
trophe, Infringement, Zephyr, Sy
coyhant, Abridgment, Pneumonics,
Daguerreotype, Quintessence, Cait
iff, Eleemosynary, Paraphernalia,
Cylinder, Clough, Pharmacegtical,
Intelligible, Impaissance, Idiosyn
crasy, Encyclical, Condensable, Bar
lesque, Prodigiousn, Cough, Eviece
rate, Adolescence, Aecessible, Hy
drophobia, Blasphemous, Vermicelli,
Poignaney, Seraglio, Omniseient,
Diaphragm, Piazza, Pharismical,
Horticulture, Equipoise, Coercion,
Compressing, Lettuce, Hydraulic,
Escheeholzia, Manctimonions, Mili
tary, Controversial, Hypocrisy, Sun
pertitions, Ipecacuanha, Migno
nette, Spontaneity, Apoerypha, Epi
Such spelling I never witnessed
from children of their years, except
in former visits to this same school.
As some intimated that they do
nothing buspell in the negro cgehool,
st my sggestion they were tried in
relding, aid their reading was na
tural, uneommonly distinct and ex
liessrve, almost as remarkably good
for their yaw as their spelling.
The Superintaendet of Schools,
Daniel Leach, Esq., states that they
compdre very favorable in all their
studies with any schools of their
grade in the ut.
No,-.--' the schools of Pri
doamesand ther New Eagand eiM.,
white and colored' ehildre now at
s -Ad ---_.... . .. .... . e'.ore,
MISSISSIPPI OOIORED MEN.
The New South of Sept. 9 con
tains a highly gratifying repo'rt of
an enthusiastic mec-';- held at the,
Court House in Natchez on the 7th,
"inaugurating the Republican cam
paign of Adams county for 1871."
The meeting was numerouasl at
tended and the large audience was
ably addressed. We copy the
summary given of the speeches of
Messrs. Revels and Lynch.
Hon. HI. R. Revels, late U. S.
'Senator, was called for in that
earnest manner that proved the
people desirous of hearing him, and
Dr. Revels responded by an hour's
speech, in that earnest, rank easy
and eloquent oratory of which he
is so eminently charaterized. Dr.
Revels showed up the bed faith of
Democracy, as evidenced by the
Democratic Legislature of Oregon
and other States in withdrawing
their sanction to the 15th amend
meat, which had been cheerfully
given by Republican Legislatures
preceding them. Dr. Revels lucid
ly pictured the fact, that where
Democracy was in power, they
were unitedly opposed, and unre
lenting in the opposition to the
16th amendment ; yet in the South,
vhere Republicanism predominates,
Democracy, in order to deceive
colored men, adopted and swallow
ed platforms apparantly plausible
and honest; yet if accepted by
colored men, would prove their
eternal political ruin Dr. Revels
though highly esteeming mnay
Democrats personally, yet political
ly, he advised all Republicans, if
Democrats advised, them to steer
left, to be sure and go to the right,
and vice versa, and time would
prove that they were in the correct
Dr. Revels closed his reunurks
with an earnest pppeal for Re
publicana to register; and was
followed by Hon. Jno. R. Lynch,
the champion colored speaker of
his age in Mississippi Mr. Lynch
confined his remarks principally to
the ipportance of Republicans
coming out in force and registering,
and showed that the Democrats'
political love and sympathy for the
colored man had "panned out" a
little too late; Democracy had
fought and resisted the colored
man's right of suffrage to the last
moment ; but now that a Relub
licon nation had given to all men
who are American citizens the right
of suffrage, Democracy steps up to
the colored man and says, we are
your only true political friends, go
register and vote with us. This
was Democratic consistency, but
colored voters could never "see it"
from their stand-point and know
ledge of the past principles and
career of Democracy.
The Chicago Trib',e thusinforms
the public what "syndicate" means:
The word "syndicate" which has
Sbeen for a long time in use in the
London Stock Exchan e, promises
to become, through Secretary Iont
well's recent arrangements for dis
posing of his new loan, also current
in this country. We see it every
where said that a syndicate of
bankers has been formed, who have
agreed to take remainder of the
agreed to take the nemainder of the
first $200,000,000 of the loan, and
dcispose of it among their customers.
The word signifies a combination
or clique, and originates in the mer
cantile usages of the continent of
Europe, The officers of the various
companies or guilds of tradhemen
are there called syndicea, and the
whole body of these ,yndies, united,
is a syndicate. The application of
the term to temporary partnerships
of the leaders of banking and stock
jobbing operators; such as cliques
or rings, was easy, and syndicate
will hereafter doubtless take its
place with baull and bear as an in
tegral part of the alang of inance.
Planters' Banner, the Baton Rouge
Sugar Planter and the Citizens'
Guard declare that Governor War
moth is bpying up members of the
Legislature to eecape impeaehment.
The logical dedauctiom is that the
opposition to His Excellency is of
a eorrupt and purchasable ature,
and that honest ard anbribable
members mae opposed . tupea
uent. How do r~'Cakiter &
Co., like this bie-hbanded blow
from their De oatic sad bolting
Three thousan dollars a hed is
the price aed bythe Sgara Phlaer.
As the editor of that paper is a
imember e the Mar. ( Bprs
tativep, he ougt to be good autbor
,moeeiuay oaId ,.: i
What Can They GIn.
[rson THE L-af,ureche 2m.
It is a matter of serious considera.
tion for the Republican prt of
this State, to reflect for a momens
what the Customhouse Gent ...
and the lat Caali C .
could gain in oane they should s..
coed in their efforts to disrupt the
party, and render it as a "house di.
vided against itself'" certain to fall
by the time the time of the next
general election in 1872.
There is not at present in that
wing or faction, which is represent
ed by Packard and Casey as lead.
era, there is not a single Statesman
who could safely be trusted as a lead.
er for the party.
The most of them are timid and
irresolute, others are reckless and
untrustworthy, and a few-a very
few indeed are in the position
which we leniently suppose Gover.
nor Dunn to be in filled with a mad.
dvning and futile ambition, to which
they would sacrifice the best inter.
eats of the State and the Republi
ean party, in order to place them.
selves in a coveted place.
The TIMeS has already pointed
out the necessity for a leader, and
specified in no doubtful tones its
choice to lead the Republican party
to victory. What we should gain be
a victory, is a perpetuation of the
principles of liberty and Justice.
What they, the factionists of the
Customhouse could gain is vet in
the dark, unless we suppose thev
have an ulterior object than that
ostensibly put before the public
which is to disorganize the Repub
What they can gain by their pres.
ent action therefore is yet a matter
of conjecture, unless we at once
conclude that they design to destrov
the Republican party and inaung.
rate afresh the scenes of terror lel
by the Confederate element in our
midst who are waiting like the vul.
tures they are for the prospect of
gorging themselves at the expense
of the State.
The gain of the factionists is there.
fore the loss of the State to the Re
publican party. The gain of the
Customhouse disorgan;zers is the
loss of order, peace and justice to
the larger part of the inhabitants of
the State. The gain of the Gaths
gun gentlemen is the commence
ment of a new order of affairs in
politics; a precedent once estab
lished which will never be forgotten
nor receded from when the rebdl
Confederate element obhti;n ý.
reins of power.
Or the question may 1e an4w,
in the following manner:
They can gain a defeat of the L
publican party. They can gain tl,
unenviable distinction of traitotl
who delivered the party to whiL
they pretended to belong, to the
Democrats. They will gain opp"
brium of all honest men of the Ij.
publican party in the United States.
and they will gain, and have, th,,
eternal curses of thousands of mmi
dered victims, who will be slain to
appease the Democratic MIoloch who
is but now awaiting power to agaml
use the knife and the bullet.
These are some of the future re
sulW of their present action, and we
candidly present them to His E
cellency Lieutenant Governor Dunn.
and ask him to consider careful:Y
in case of their success what can
The Fall- term will comrence
Sept. 20th. The following dipiart.
ments will then open:
ELEMLTART--TO train ,tudent ian
the rudiments of knowledge, by day
and evening achoolas.
AcADEMc--In which tuldent. are
prepared for college, or rCceive :
good En.lish education.
Couzo--In which a Fresh
men clamss will be organized.
NoaSAL--Arrauged with speci
reference to the education of teach
COMMRCLrIL-.-To t studnt for
Ordinary taition one dollar rir
momth. Those intending to be
tceira'r admitted free of charg.
Moat of the books are loaned tO t
Horthy and needy students Wn
have their tuition remitted.
More than a thousand stJenU
have been in dattednM the p
Apply early to Bev. Dr. Thomp
son, at the Usiversity. Stude
will be apiaae for admissioon o
Momiy sad Tuesday, Sept. 1t
yOg Sept t , 1871.