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The LouIsiIna.:
In tb.' endeavor to establish another
yrlteran journal in New Orleans,
the prgrietIrs of the LomaI4xUN,
pprule to sil a necessity which has
be, ,,, n sometimes painfully
Pdit *o ,t. In the transition state
e nor ppIl,', in their struggling efforts
n ,lnenl that position in the Body
PAet, which we conceive to be their
rn' :t i" rogaraind that much infer
pnena, guidance, eneouragement,
aseaeel snd reproof have been lost, in
mseqli-een -f the lack of a medium,
ftj- 'h which thee defieienciew might
be .uppied. We shall strive to make
14 IA$An'T9trs a demideralum in these
i' .ma motto indidatee, the LoCI
tydtr ,bfdiU 6, " R'.plcaa aW uhl
.sO mw( f'enor rdiretrervineat" We
,.iAs *vo ..te the satrity and enjoy
es":oof sreadai s liberty, the absu
.%tW equ.idty of all men before the lsw,
iad an impartial hiatribution of Lon
a and peraonage to ell who merit
0 siruws of allaying animosities, of
ehhterating toe memory of the bitter
pt4,of promoting harmony and union
smowg all classes and betwoen all in
tr"ea, we shell advocate the removal
.(t p..iitical disabilitiea , foster kind
awl and forbearance, where malignity
re I rteantmient reigned, and seek for
imnoe. and justiee where wrong and
oppreoeoon provailed. Thus united in
our sne and objects, we shall conserve
vt bet interests, elevate our noble
Fw' to an enviable position among
le sut.v ttates, by the development
#' ot. nmitsble resources, and secure
t- fell benefits of the mighty changes
2 tits Listory and condition of the
P' and the Country.
B aering that there can be no true
hlerq a-IIout the' supremacy of law,
a' ul~l argo a strict and undiscrimi.
wan dadaniMtration of justice.
We sha nup the doctrine of an
*(It4Itl1 dieision of taxation among
' *IIcaw, a faithful collection of the
'"s*,economy in the expendi
I. cotifoimebly with the exigen
115s th Nate or Conutry and the
A g of every legitimate obliga
sha~ll susatiin the carrying out of
SPMovisionse of the act establishing
ear cOotio school system, and urge
b 'ISaraount duty the education of
Syot'Uh, as vitally connected with
itr own enlightenment, and the secn
wi Sal mshiiity of a Bepublican
Yt'l Inie'our codnt from llsti
b >*:0 urpaer foman ephem.
. Rini Lenporary exiatence, and
kS1h.I it upon a basis, that if we
t "comand "we shall at all
60 Camp Street,
[.AST DAY~rf.
br was. a. tl totlbao.
As one who follows a departing friend,
Destiued to cross the great, dividing sea,
I watch and follow these departing days,
That go so grandly, lifting up their crowns
Still regal, though their victor Autumn
Gifts they bestow, which I accept, return,
As gifts exchanged between a loving pair,
Who may possess thena as memorials
Of pleasures ended by the shadow-Death.
What matter which shall vanish hence, if
Are transitory--me, and these bright
hours -
And of the future ignorant alike?
From all our social thralls I would be free.
Let care go down the wind-as hounds
Within their kennels baying unseen foes,
(Give to calm sleepers only calmer dreams.
Here will I rest alone: the morning mist
Conceals no form but mine; the evening
Freshens but faded flowers and my worn
When the noon basks among the wooded
I too will bask, as silent as the air
S4 thick w.th sun-motes, dyed like yellow
Or colored purple like an unplucked plum.
The Thrush. now lonesome-for her young
have flown-
May flutter her brown wings across my
And creatures of the sod with brilliant eyes
May leap beside me, and familiar grow.
1 he moon shall rise among her floating
Black, vaporous fans, and crinkled globes
of pearl-
And her sweet silver Jight be given to me.
To watch and follow these departing days
Must he my choice; and let me mated be
With Solitude. and memory and hope
Unite to give tae faith that nothing dies;
To show me always, what I pray to know,
That uian alone may speak the word
HIrplrs Jf orzini for Decemrber.
Our readers will learn with regret
of the sodden death of Lieutenant
Governor Oscar J. Dunn. He died
yesterday morning about six o'clock,
after a brief sickness, at his resid
once in this city. He was taken ill
on Sunday lent and his family phy
sician sent for inmnediately. The
Lieutenant Governor had been af
flicted with a cold for some time
u previously, but did not feel any se
rious sickness from the effects of it
a until Sunday, when his physician
- was called in, and pronounced his
r (dicease pneumonia. All that medical
r aid could then do was (lone for the
distinguished patient, but it failed
to give relief. On Monday the symp
tons were of a still more serious
I character, and the family and friends
of Mr. Dunn became alarmed for his
safety. Other medical aid was cal
led in and every attention given to
e the sick man. but he continued to
" fail under the very best of medical
treatment. On Tuesday numbers
of our city and State dignitaries,
and among them Governor War
,moth, visited the Lieutenant Gow
- ernor to pay their respects and in
quire personally as to his condition.
Many of them became painfully
convinced of the very serious illness
Sthat affected their friend, while
Sothers saw unmistakable evidence
c of death stealing over the feratures
Sof one, who, but a few days before,
-was in the vigor of useful manhood
There was a cont'nual sinking in
his condition from the time when
-Mr. Dunn was forced to call in,
medical aid, until his mortal career
was finally ended. He died sur
rounded by a mourning faminly and
many friends wh >had caref4l;y
Iwatched ovez him i'n his last illness,
and until he was called to a betttr
and more lasting abode.
In the death of Oscar J. Dunna,
!how sensibly our people are re-~
minded that "in the midst of life
we are in death." But a few days
ago he was among us, taking an sc-I
tive part in the scenes of this life.
'He was surrounded by friends in
epublic life who wished to share his
political fortunes, and was blessed
Swith the true friendship of loving
ewife and children, who never failed
I to make home happy when he
sought relief in it from the troubles
'of the world. As a colored mar,
Mr. Dunn was a remarkale type'o
his race. He had never been a
-slave, yet he fully appreciated the
noble conduct of those who secur-ed
the emancipation of slaves in the
United States, His intelligence
taught him the full value of free
dom to hit race, and when left to
puarate the dictates of his own good
jet gmeut he was a valuable instruc- jF
tor of the colored people. He bad p
enjoyed some of the benefits of a a
common school education, and was d
blessed with considerable of com- tl
mon sense. When the Republicans 1
of Louisiana were preparing for the tl
fir..t State election under the present g
constitution, Oscar J. Dunn was not tl
known in the politier of the State. b
In the Republ;can Convention that h
met to nominate candidates for n
Governor,Lieutenant Governor and n
other State officers, Mr. Dunn was is
not thought of until Mr. Dumas had ix
declined to accept the nomination if
of Lieutenant Governor, and then a
the friends of Governor Warmoth ri
brought forward Mr. Dunn for that a
position. He was regarded by them t'
as a fair representative of his race, tb
and was elected on the ticket with t,
Governor Warmoth by a very large u
majority over Mr. Talliaferro and ii
Mr. Dumas, who were run as the a
opposition candidates for Governor n
and Lieutenant Governor. As pres- g
iding officer of the Senate it was c
soon discovered that Lieutenant s
Governor Dunn possessed in a rare v
degree qualities that well suited
him for that important position. c
His well balanced mind enabled v
him to act, under the most exciting I
circumstances, with calm delibera- 9
tion and good judgment, and his j
perceptive faculties were conducive
to prompt decisions that favored r
speed in the work of legislation. L
He was at all times courteous, kind, u
self-possessed and dignified in his U
intercourse with the Senate, and a
did not fail to command even the v
respect of members of that body s
who were politically opposed to I
him. If Mr. Dunn committed e
errors, we are inclined to attribu e ff
them to the head and not to the v
L heart. Like most men, he had his t
t weak points, and they were liable !I
Ito be taken advantage of by the
more ambitious and designing bad e
men who are ever on the alert t( v
l promote their own interest at the s
- public expense. He was a good v
man, and therefore his death is to t
be sincerely regretted.
[P RepuYieon. f
l- - MIN t
The San Francisco F.ramimcr
says a gentleman of that city, about
twenty-five years of age, ruddy
complexion and curly red hair, who
I had an intractable and painful ulcer
on the left arm, resisting all pre
vious modes of treatment, yielded
to the request of trying the effect of
transplanting a piece of skin to the
ulcer from another person. The
ulcer was prepared in the usual
manner by his physician, and a bit
of skin about an inch square was E
taken from the arm of a fine healthy I
ne ro man and immediately spread
-over thie ugly ulcer, and then care
fully dressed and bandaged. The
skin transplantation had the desired
Seffect. Healthy granulation sprang
up, and the unsightly ulcer soon
healed. A few months afterwards
Sho went to bis Ihysician and toldl
him that ever since the sore h,'aled
the black skin commenced to slread,
Iand it was increasing. Aboutt onle
thr fhis arm was completely
nere.The doctor himself is
ralarmed. The high probability is I
-that the whole skin of this whiteI
man will become negro. This is a
ewhigunder the sun. It would
byWrath:er difficult to explain the
'jphysiological process which takes
r place to bring about such a skin I
change as this. The problem is,I
hew can the coloring matter of the
Sskin be so radicially changed ? And
-how is this pigment change prop.
a gated ? It is certain that the law of'
a captillary attracted plays no insigni- I
- icant part in the spreading process.
Gratin person an apple tree has
SA Maumcous Razsom.-Somne mali
g ious person started areportwhich I
j was telegraphed from this city, yes-Il
terday, to the effect that there wast1
an run on the National Freedman's
SinsBank. of this city. It was
'i wholly devoid of truth, as nothing
f' of the kind oceurred. The bank is in
Sbankinginstitttion in th coluntr.
-laeigo corruspomdenit of I
e the New Yk2Tumne, Octbe 2h I
Honesty the best Poltey.
Where money is the universal ob
ject, the possessor of money will be
practically honored. The honor
will undoubtedly be affected in some +
degree by the method of obtaining
the money. If it is a pirate's meth
od or a highwayman's, if we knowt
that throats have beencut and bled- 1
geons used to obtain it, or if we see
the thief actually rifling his neigh
bor's pockets, we shall aaWlly invite I
him to dinner, and that money will I
not become respectable until the I
next genera lion. But if the proeesse
is more artfully concealed; if the
money is not labeled offensively, but I
is quietly converted into isnain dam
ask and champagne; if we do not
read on the buhl and ormolu tables
and cabinets an inscription stating
that this beautiful work of art was
taken out of the throat of a spanish
trader opened for that purpose, or
upon the inlaid ebony lounge that
it was extracted from the pocket of
a ridiculous old widow who had
nothing else-if nothing of this
gross kind appears, our well-bred
curiosity is not impertinent, and we
sit upon the sofa and quaff the wine
without further thought.
It is in this way that honesty has Il
ceased to command that respect to
which it is proverbially entitled.
Indeed, to look at many a city con- 1
gregation, recognizing many of the
persons, and knowing their careers,
and hearing the precepts of integ
rity and self-denial, of personal
holiness, and even of martyrdom if
need be, which are eloquently urged i
upon them, inevitably suggests the
allusion of Carlyle to the hypocrisy
which is so confounded when it is
suspected of being hypocritical.
Men measure conduct by the real 4
esteem in which it is held. If a
foul-mouthed, prafano Thersites,
who flings his dinner-plate upon
the four at a public hotel to express
his dissaiisfaction wish the banquet
evi-1ently forieits no social consid
eration, profanity and ill-behavior
will not seen, to be things to be
strenuously avoided. If a sharper
who gambles in at xcks and cheats
his neighbors airily is laughed at
pleasantly as an eccentrically queer
f hlow, an immense impulse as given
to the resolution to be eccentrically
cueer in the same way. If a politi
cian with the conscience of a fox
and the honor of an adder bellows
his devotion to the dear people, and
vociferously appeals to the moral
sentiments, while his career insults
them all, is thought, first of all, a
confounded smart fellow who may
not be too nice uprn a )me points,
but who always fi's upon his feet,
such politicians will abdund, and
public affairs falling into their hands
% ill inev:tably suffer.
All these figures are well known
to us in this country; and when the
eloquent preacher e-claims, "Be
yond peradventure, brethren, hon
esty is the best policy," we all turn
and look at the richest man in the
congregation, whose invitations we
do not dare to refuse, who leads us
chained to his triumpbal chariot as
the Roman generals led Dacian
kings, and whose money was all
'stolen, not enrued. Aud near him
sit. another whom we should not
care to invite to our houses, but for1
wqomi we vote, upon some the'rv
that a political intriguer and briber
will maske good laws. And in next
pew behold the unjust judge, whose
health we publicly drink in his bw'i
Iwine when he sends it to us at
table. We see them, we meditate
their careers, we consider their
prosperity, and we g57.e at the good
preacher who repeats, "Once more,
de sr brethren, lay it to hqart, hen
eaity is the best pldicy." Might he
not as profitably murmur "Slesepo
But when circumstances, as lately
'in New York, suddenly scatter the
glamour of presperity and reveal
the naked dishonesty, then the old
truth which is lodged in the very
substanee of things appears, that
honesty is the beat policy, and that,
'indeed, there is no other. The
time comes when, as we seat our
selves in the dausling drawing
room, upon the luxurious soba, we
I sddenly suddenly see the inscrip
tion fuightfufly legible, " Stolen from
poer widows." And as we rise in
epidation and move toward the
.buhi aid the ls asdhes. out
all over it, "Stolen from starving i
orphans." And in terrible light, I
outdazzling the dazzling drawin. i
room, we see blazing everywhere
around us, " This is a thief's house,
and these are his spoils." The mo
ment that is seen the prove-b is i
Ivindicated. The buhl remains, but i
contempt stays with it. Dishonesty t
has bought its prosperity at too t
high a price. It has bought money t
at the cost of every thing that
makes money valuable. The pros
perous gendeman at whom we all
looked when we heard that honesty
is the best policy is recognized and
branded as a thief. Was not the I
preacher right ? Is not the die
honesty bad policy ? The great I
national benefit of the developments
in New York is moral. Events
there have destroyed the prest'ge of
" smartness," and have shown prac
tically that mere money is not 1
enough even for success, and th.t I
prosperous swindling is not good "
policy.-Eurron's EsAy CKaFn, in r
Harper's .Jfagaziine/for Jakmbe. 4
What is an old Mald 1
Never be afraid of becoming an I
old maid fair reader. An old maid is
far more honorable than a heartless
wife; and "single blessedness" is 1
greatly superior, in point of happi- I
ness, to wedded life without love.
"Fall not in love, dear girls, beware!" I
says the song. But we do not agree
with said song on this question.
Of the contrary, we hold that it is
a good thing to fall in love or get I
in love, if the loved object be a wor
thy one. To fall in love with an
honorable man is as proper as it is
for a man to f ill in love with a vir
tuous and amiable woman; and what
could be a more gratifying spectacle
than a sight so pure, so approach
in its devotion to the celestial. No;
fall in love as soon as you like, pro
vided it be with a suitable person.
Fall in lo:e and then marry; but
never marry unless you do love.
That'a the great point. Never
marry for a "home" oc a husband.
Never degrade yourself by becoming
a party to such an alioince. Never
sell yourself, body and soul, on terms
so contemptiple. Love dignifies
all things; it enunobles all conditions.
With love, the marriage rite is truly
a sacrament. Without it, the cere
mony is a base frauds and the act a
human desecration. Marry for love,
or not at all. Be an "old maid" if
foi tune throws not in your way the
man of your heart; and the willess
may sneer and the jester may laugh,
you still have your reward in an
approaching conscience and a com
paratively peaceful life.
Dead-heading ought to be put a
stop to, or at least there should be
limit put to it. How very anxious
people are to obtain any thing, if
they can get it free. Supposing
there were no payments asked for
Sany commodity, how should we
i progress at all, and what would be
Sthe use of money ?
ITheattical managers, circus pro
Sprietors and the like craft, are pes
ttered for "orders," "passes," ete.
rThis is not right; tha caterer of a
Sgoiod entert.'inownt, like the labor
rer, " .s worth.y of his lire," and he
tshould receive it, but he eannot
Ssupport hinsell if thuis wholesale;
uI doad-'aead systern continues. His
ta et~ew-s ire very large, and the
Sdead-heads cannoIt aid in the pay
rment f them; if they could, they
Ioldbe of some service.
How much better a persozt feels
- to walk up to the tieket oflee, and
Sto pay for his Licket, than if he went
- and requested " a tree order " of
the box office keeper!I Managers
Slove tooblige, but they cmannot sac
s rilice their livelihoo'l for the astk
1 of pleasing a few, who ar, able yet
I unwilling to pay for thefr admit
Stanee. If you buy artielse at
Sstore, yen expect to pay for them,
and if the goods ems of decesa
I quality, you do not find it hard to
- doiso. Why is not theuamenrale
- applicable to the amusement worldI
S But, if the manager does not dis
- tribute his hundred " comuplimen
ataries," he is set down as mess and
a stingy, without one spark of gem
- est in his eompesitios ! This
maloy Useeasligya eratS but5
we assure you that it is not. Ex
perience would teach you to credit
And will not this sponging for
paners free come under the title of
dead-heads? There are numerous
insane individuals who imagine that
it costs nothing, or next to nothing
to publish a good paper. The
books of the firm might convince
them of their error, but, not until .
such an examination is made, will
they let go their idea.
Some persons get their year's t
reading free by sending for speci
men copies of periodicals-never
for a moment thinking they will '
subscribe for any of them. Per- t
haps they will pay a visit to the
editor's mactuean, on publication
day, so as to get a look at the paper
without paying for it.
They would like to get their
preaching gratis, too, and keep
their pastors on a niggardly allow
auce, and even gesso far as to brag I
about how little it costs to keep
their church open! They seem to
think it a charity to give to the
man who is endeavoring to lead
them to Heaven. Do they ever
think how he is toiling for their
good? Yet, when he gets superan
nuated and broken down, they may
look on his poverty as the effects of
their dead-head selfishness.
Did you ever place the matter in
this light before? Do you not con
sider that that which is worth hav
ing is worth paying for ? Take for
your motto, " Live and let live;"
but, how is it possible for you to
let others live if you sponge and
dead-head at the rate now so pre
valent? This is a matter worth
thinking about, and if prevented
will put an end to " dead-heading."
F. S. F.
English Honors to Jour
The elevation of the proprietor
and editor of the London Times to
the peerage is an honor to journal
ism the profession has hitherto
failed to secure. It is more than
has ever been done for journalism
in the United States, where, with
out doubt, political parties, politi
cians and administrations owe their
success to the influence of this
power, and yet the facts show that
no class of intelligent men render
ing the most invaluable service in
public afairs are less rewarded.
To be sure, there are journalists
who content themselves with places
at nominal salaries, and others,
again, who are satisfied if permitted
quietly to make money out of the
success of their party. This has
tended to depreciate the profession,
so that when the name of a great
journalist is connected with a great
office, he is either directly snubbed
or his claims are treated humorously.
Hence it is that we seldom if ever
___ journalists in legislative bodies
-they are not called to cabinets,
and are passed over whoa foreign
missions are to be given away.
But when candidates for ocee are
nominated, ambiguous platforms
are to be expounded and advocated,
then it is that the American jour
nalist becomes a favorite. To cud
gel his brains in order to infuse in
telligence into political organiza
tions, to make bad men look pure,
and give respectability to a worth
less cause, are the honors to which
our profession is generally invited;
but when a victory is won, and the
subetantial rewards and distinctions
of the party are to be distributed,
it is generally seen that some fa
vorite individual who delivered a
" stirring " speech which an editor
wrote for hini, is the lucky recipient.
However, as we are gives to Eng
lish jirseedests and authorities, we
hope the elevation of a London
editor to thle pesergs is the signal
for nobler reeoquitisms of the editce
rial profeemisi this eosutry.
sO-ur 1dieqsl Progesse, the
equgaoi theenloard people of this
State, has juet eompletel the secnd
Iysar of its existamee. It is ow na
P a ioinrishingeaosditiou. Prof. Win.
Howard Day, its editor, and C. K.
f rown publider, have establisbed
I the psaer nakGm basis,maskiugit
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